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live local news update. >> join us at 11:00 for nbc bay area news. it is thursday, get out and enjoy the day. good morning. troubling allegations. more women come forward with accusations against matt lauer in the wake of his firing from nbc news. this morning he has just released a statement. we will have it for you. new firestorm. president trump facing criticism here and abroad for retweeting unverified anti-muslim videos. the president pushing back on twitter overnight. on the run. that missing florida teenager spotted in north carolina with a soccer coach from her high school. >> just give me a call if you can't give anyone else a call. please. >> this morning, an emotional plea from her distraught family, desperate for answers. those stories plus the
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glitch that's left thousands of holiday flights without pilots. tiger woods on the comeback trail. and it's on. ♪ joy to the world >> the world's most famous christmas tree comes to life, and rockefeller center is shining bright today, thursday, november 30th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thanks so much for being with us on a thursday morning. pretty shot. our rockefeller christmas tree is ready for the holidays. >> we had a nice time lighting that last night. this morning it is a difficult morning here again because our top story is once again about our former colleague matt lauer. >> moments ago we received a statement from matt. let me read it to you. there are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain i have caused others by words and actions.
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to the people i have hurt, i am truly sorry. as i am writing this, i realize the depth of the damage and disappointment i have left behind at home and at nbc. some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. i regret that my shame is now shared by the people i cherish dearly. repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching, and i'm committed to beginning that effort. it is now my full-time job. the last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. it's been humbling. i am blessed to be surrounded by people i love. i thank them for their patience and grace. that's the statement from matt that just came in within the last minute or two. i want to turn to stephanie gosk, who is our correspondent. stephanie, you're covering the latest allegations. please give us your report. >> good morning, guys. on top of the statement, there are also new allegations this morning against lauer, who has become one of the most
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high-profile faces of the sexual harassment firestorm engulfing this country. this morning, several more women leveled sexual misconduct allegations against matt lauer. nbc news can report two additional women came forward to the network after the news initially broke. >> we are devastated. we are still processing all of this. >> a former employee told the "new york times" anonymously in 2001, she was sexually assaulted by the anchor in his office. "variety" published a report late wednesday laying out a pattern of alleged misconduct. including exposing himself to an employee in his office. and inviting women employed by nbc to his hotel room late at night while covering the olympic games over the years. several women told "variety" they complained to executives at the network about lauer's behavior, which fell on deaf ears. nbc news said in a statement, we
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can say unequivocally, prior to monday night, current nbc news management was never made aware of any complaints about matt lauer's conduct. >> we thank you for joining us. >> nbc news fired lauer roughly 24 hours after an employee made a complaint against the anchor. according to nbc news chairman andy lack. lack released a statement that read, in part, it represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards. adding, while it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he's been at nbc news, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident. >> i'm matt lauer at olympic park in sochi. >> reporter: n >> nbc news said the alleged inappropriate behavior began in the sochi olympics and continued after that. the accuser's attorney said, while i am impressed by nbc's response to date, i am awed by the courage of my client. asking the company to just do the right thing. "today"'s natalie morales
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reacting to lawyer's firing on "access hollywood live," praising the anonymous woman who came forward to nbc news. >> when and if she wants to tell her story publicly, i'm sure she will, but it did take a lot of courage for her to come forward. it was no doubt a very painful decision. >> lauer is among the most high-profile men in the country brought down by allegations of shocking the nation in recent months. >> good morning, everyone. >> an anchor of the "today" show for more than 20 years, known as a skillful interviewer of ordinary people, celebrities and politicians alike. president trump took a swipe at nbc news after lauer's dismissal. tweeting in part, when will the top executives at nbc and comcast be fired for putting out so much fake news? lauer was scheduled to host the rockefeller center tree lighting, as you guys know. he was not there last night. >> stephanie, thank you.
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appreciate it. meantime, garrison keillor, the former host and creator of a prairie home companion has been fired over allegations of inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him. minnesota public radio terminated his contract wednesday, a month after receiving a report of the alleged misconduct. keillor said all he did was, quote, put my hand on a woman's bare back. npr said the outside lawyer has been hired to conduct an independent investigation. other news to get to, including a new controversy facing the president. he is under fire here and abroad this morning for sharing inflammatory anti-muslim videos on twitter. nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson with the latest, including how the president is responding. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the so-called special relationship with the uk is under some serious strain this morning, with new, heated discussion in parliament just today about the president's re-tweets.
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the british prime minister is not happy, and she's not hiding it. out with some highly unusual and very public pushback. this morning, backlash building. proof tweets do have consequences after president trump turned to his favorite form of communication to to re inflammatory unverified anti-muslim videos. >> i think it empowers some on the right. >> the fringe british group led by jada franson. she was convicted of harassment last year for yelling insummits at a woman wearing a hijab. >> i was delighted to see the leader of the free world, president trump had retweeted content from my twitter account in a clear display of support and sympathy for my polite. >> franson, pleased and so is former kkk leader david duke who
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tweeted this is why we love trump. both praising the president. the prime minster is not. theresa may saying, quote, it is wrong for the president to have done this, calling britain first a group seeking to divide communities in their use of hateful narratives which pedal lives and stoke tensions. late wednesday, president trump firing back tweeting to may, don't focus on me. focus on the destructive radical islamic terrorism that is taking place within the united kingdom. now new this morning, the topic sparking a heated debate in parliament. let's also be clear. this is the president of the united states sharing with millions inflammatory and divisive content. >> from the president's press secretary. defense of the retweets. even after the dutch embassy said one video was not authentic. nor was the perpetrator an immigrant, like the title
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suggested. >> whether it's a real video, the threat is real. that's what the president is talking about. that's what the president is focused on, dealing with real threats. >> the president's team juggling with fallouts. as he hit the road to sell the tax plan. >> the senate must pass those tax cuts. bring main street roaring back. that's what's going to happen. >> some undecided republicans now supporting the debate. how that debate will end, still an open question. so plenty of news here in washington, overall of it, the shadow of that special counsel investigation looms with new reports out now that jared kushner met briefly with investigators to talk mostly about former national security adviser michael flynn. curbners lawyer tells me kushner is voluntary cooperating and will continue to do so. haley jackson at the white house. the rogue nation capable of
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reaching any nation in the u.s. telling the u.n. the test brings the world closer to war. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely is in seoul, south korea with the latest. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. kim jong-un has been reveling in the success of his missile launch, but neither payback. he's now facing new threats of a complete oil embargo of war and a new taunt from president trump. new images this morning of kim jong-un with the missile he says can reach anywhere in the u.s. after congratulating his military, he called this launch a breakthrough. u.s. officials tell nbc news it was a significant advance. the test powerful enough to trigger an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council. and this stern warning from the
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u.s. >> if war comes. make no mistake the north korea regime will be utterly destroyed. north korean state television claimed the latest launch completes north korea's rocket system. u.s. officials say this was an entirely new kind of north korean missile, flying higher and for longer than any other. it's altitude ten times higher than the international space station. means all of the united states is now theoretically within range. the u.s. is greater today than before the launch. every time he tests, he loses the posts further towards us. >> president trump escalating his war of words with kim jong-un. with a new insult. >> little rocket man. he is a sick puppy. president trump is now urging
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president xi to cut off north korea oil supply. say ing if he won't do it, the u.s. will. tweeting this situation will be handled. launching new fierce of kim jong-un's next step. and the main fear is that his next step may be a seventh nuclear test. this time over the pacific ocean. his foreign minister has threatened as much and that combined with this new missile capability would present the u.s. with very real danger and a very stark choice. hoda, savannah. bill, thank you. now to some unwelcome news for airline passengers during the busy holiday season. some 15,000 flights in the coming weeks are currently without pilots because of a computer schedulie ining glitch american airlines. wait to you hear this one. tom at the airport for us. tom, good morning. >> good morning. the question is whether your pilot will be home for the
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holidays. the airline accidently allowed pilots to request off during this long big block of time over the holidays and now trying really hard offering big money to get those flight crews back in the cockpit. with the holiday travel crunch just weeks away, american airlines is scrambling. after apparently failing to schedule pilots for 15,000 flights. >> the issue is figuring out how we fill those airplanes with pilots. >> the problem a computer scheduling error that allowed pilots to take days off during the busiest time of the year. december 17 through december 31. >> we're looking at repairing the problem and ensuring the over 15,000 flights that are not manned over the critical last two weeks of december do have pilots in the cockpit. >> american released a statement saying it expects to avoid having to cancel flights. we have reserve pilots to help cover flying in december. we are paying pilots who pick up certain open trips.
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150% of hourly rate. as much as were allowed to pay them for the contract. what will it mean for passengers. too soon to tell according to travel experts. the airline hasn't said yet which if any flights could be affected. >> we expect increased air travel this season. if you have a flight book, you may want to get in touch with the airlines as soon as possible to see what the options are. >> american facing pressure to solve what the union calls a manmade snowstorm before it snowballs into a system wide slow down. >> i think whatever they have to do to take care of that you are customers, they need to do it. >> so i talked to american a short time ago. it remaining confident it will be able to get enough flight crews to come back to the cockpits over that period of time. may have to pay a lot of money to do it. bonuses and ot to make it worth the time and effort and being away from their families. guys, back to you. tom, my brother is an
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american airlines pilot. i hope he's home for christmas. thank you very much. appreciate it. also, this morning, th y
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you. eternity. >> caitlyn's brother chandler nearly in tears, just wants his big sister home again. >> i miss having her to talk to. so just give me a call if you can't give anyone else a call. please. >> investigators say they have now viewed a text message from caitlyn to a friend that indicates there was some sort of relationship between her and the coach. the authorities do not believe that she's currently in imminent danger. they have retrieved her cell phone because she left it behind, but unfortunately she did a factory reset on it. it's mostly wiped clean. they have technicians looking at it. at this point, no one is facing any charges. hoda? >> thank you for that report. time to get first check of the weather. >> you know what today is, last
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day of hurricane season. >> good riddance. >> let's get rid of this thing. the total number of name storms on average we would have 12. we had 17 this year. out of those, this number of major hurricanes would average to, we had six two back to back category fours. it was the costliest hurricane season ever. 262 deaths, however, in cost of damages, $203 billion making it the costliest hurricane season ever. thankfully things a lot quieter today. cooler day along the northeast. showers along the front. ohio to mississippi river valley. dense fog down through the gulf. dense fog. plenty of sunshine and milder weather making its way through the central plains. get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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another cold start. napa right now waking up to 36 degrees, also in walnut creek at about 36 degrees this morning, mill valley 41, san francisco is a little bit milder at about 48 degrees. we can expect to warm up just a tad bit. now, overall we are expecting to keep the clear skies, chilly temperatures and of course we will start climbing into those 50s and 60s by midafternoon. the tri-valley at about 40 degrees right now, nice and cold and also nice and clear. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> thank you, mr. roker. >> thank you, al. coming up, an nbc news exclusive tied to the harassment
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scandal surrounding congressman john conyers. one of his former staffers and his alleged victim will break her silence in a live interview, right here. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the suspected drunk driver accused of triggering a crash th a very good morning to you, i'm laura garcia. the suspected drunk driver accused of triggering a crash that killed four family members in one car is scheduled to appear in court today. it happened over the thanksgiving holiday weekend. fred lowe of sacramento is charged with four counts of murder. prosecutors say his mercedes slammed into another car on interstate 80 on saturday. jarrett horn was the only one in the that are to survived. horn's father, uncle, brother and cousin were killed. off to better news in morning, let's talk about the forecast with vianey who is in for kari. >> 43 degrees in the south bay, we can expect a couple of high
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clouds here and there, peninsula 49 degrees, tri-valley still at about 40 degrees, it's a little milder especially for the san francisco area at about 50 degrees. overall, though, we are expecting a lot of sunshine in the north bay right now at about 38 degrees, east bay 44 and our predicted highs for today will be similar to what we've been seeing, expect a high of 66 degrees for san jose. milpitas 63, los gatos in the 60s and east bay, walnut creek a high of 66 with mostly clear skies throughout the afternoon. a pretty smooth drive, it's thurs so we do have the commute kicking in over the last half bound, westbound down the east shore freeway from golden gate bridge field to the bay bridge that's the worst. the dumbarton slower than the san mateo bridge but it's also shorter so i guess things will even out across the bay and northbound routes improving a bit, in fact, san jose 87 very
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slow from 85 up past curtner. back to you. another local news update in half an hour.
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♪ we had the annual christmas in rockefeller center celebration and we got to light up the tree and got beautiful music and everybody's in the holiday spirit. >> we had the perfect weather for it last night. people had on sweatshirts and hats. >> they did. nobody complained about it. nobody. >> not once. >> come on! >> not once. >> okay, maybe hoda and i just a little bit. >> now we want to turn to a check of the morning's headlines. more accusations, at least
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two new women come forward to nbc alleged sexual misconduct by matt lauer in the wake of the anchor's fire for inappropriate workplace behavior. this morning, lawer apologizing in a statement, expressing sorrow and regret. >> twitter controversy. president trump under fire for sharing inflammatory unverified anti-muslim videos. >> i think it empowered fringe elements on the right. >> whether it's a real video, the threat is real. kushner questioned. special counsel investigators grill president trump's son-in-law and adviser about meetings with russians during the presidential transition. >> ready to tee off. tiger woods returns to competitive golf today for the first time in nearly a year. and see something, do something. surveillance video showing the moment a restaurant employee helps out police by tackling a runaway suspect. today, thursday, november 30,
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2017. we move to another story breaking right now. embattled congressman cjohn conyers has been hospitalized for a stress-related illness. a consultant is blaming that stress on what he calls "a media assault." conyers, who is under investigation by the house judiciary committee is facing allegations he sexually harassed multiple women who worked in his congressional office. one of those women, marion brown, joined us this morning along with her attorney lisa bloom. it was the first time she has spoken out and we began by asking her how it felt to be coming forward publicly. >> well, it's a sad day, you know, i don't feel good but i feel determined and i feel purposeful. and i felt compelled to stand up and speak out, to be a voice behind, you know, these
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allegations that are made. i want everyone to know it was serious, i did it three years ago and congressman conyers came out and called me a liar, basically so i'm here to say that i'm not a liar. >> there was a settlement that was paid and that's the revelation that came out and that's how it is that people in the public became aware these allegations were out there. can you tell me what you say john conyers did when you were his employee? some of the things that he did were -- it was sexual harassment violating my body, propositioning me, inviting me to hotels with the guise of discussing business and then propositioning me to, you know,
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for sex and he's just violated my body. he has touched me in different ways and it was very uncomfortable and very unprofessional. >> you describe a course of conduct over the 11 years that you worked for him, in particular i know there was a time in 2005 you say in your opinion a chicago hotel room. can you tell me what happened. >> it was the same kind of thing. he invited me into the hotel and he has undressed down to his underwear it was the proposition of sexually satisfying him. and -- >> he asked you to do something sexually? >> yes. he asked me to satisfy him sexually. he pointed to areas of -- genital areas of his body and
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asked me to touch it. >> and what did you do in that moment. >> i was frozen, in shock and i didn't know what to do. but up with thing i didn't want to lose my job, i didn't want to upset him and i just -- and then also he asked me to find other people that would satisfy him. so i just tried to escape and i live in chicago so i just told him i had to leave and go somewhere else. but i did try to -- i just didn't know what to do. i just was frozen and i did tell him that i was not going to do that and i didn't feel comfortable. >> you've said that something like this happened more than once? >> yes, over the years it's happened and during the years of, say, around 2010 when his
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wife was away it got worse. i would get phone calls asking for me to come to hotels and, you know different things like that so this continued on throughout the years. >> did you ever tell any of you superiors? >> yes, there was a time when i reported to who was the chief of staff at that time in detroit and so he was my boss. >> and what was the response. >> he said he would talk to the congressman about it. he didn't challenge me in disbelief, he said he would talk to the congressman about his behavior. i didn't see any change. >> did the chief of staff follow up on you and say "i had that conversation, here's what came of it." was there any further action as far as you know? >> no, he did tell me he had
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talked to him but it was up to him. >> what you described was extremely disturbing and inappropriate and there will be people watching who say, okay, but you worked for him for 11 years. why did you stay? >> i enjoyed my job. i enjoyed -- the congressman is a civil rights icon. i worked to him with prison reentry which is very important to me. a single mother with four kids, i had to raise my kids i got gratification in the job servicing the people. it was something that i enjoyed it.
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>> he has denied these allegation allegations. a settlement was reached with you. as part of that settlement i believe both parties signed a non-disclosure agreement in essence saying you aren't to speak publicly about these allegations. >> i wouldn't assume it's both parties. >> okay, she signed a non-disclosure agreement, correct? >> yes. >> but here you are telling us your story. has he released you from that agreement. >> no. no, he hasn't released. but i am taking a risk. and the reason why i'm taking a risk, it's important. i want to be a voice. my ancestors, my grandmother, my moth mother. when my granddaughter enters the work force long after i'm gone i want her to enter the work force and not have to endure sexism
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and gender inequality. >> i felt it was work the risk to stand up for all the women in the work force that are voiceless. ordinary women like myself with extraordinary challenges working in the work force that are dominated by men. >> it's more than just about marion. she endured a ridiculous system. she had to find an attorney, his was paid by the taxpayers, she had to go through a cooling off period like she's a child. her complaint to congress was called a request for counseling like there's some kind of men dahl thys o tal disorder with a woman complaining about shampexual harassment. we want to make this a better system about everyone. >> what do you hope should happen to congressman conyers? do you believe he should resign? >> i'll leave that up to the
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ethics committee. all i want from the congressman is for him to apologize to me for calling me a liar. >> marion brown, thank you for being here. lisa, thank you as well. we'll switch gears, let's get a check of the weather from al. >> savannah, thanks so much. as we look out west, 37 degrees in los angeles. we also have a beautiful start here with some chillier temperatures, 43 degrees for the south bay, 49 for the peninsula and the tri-valley at about 40 degrees. now, it is a little bit milder in san francisco with clear skies all across the board. 38 degrees for the north bay and, yes, we are expecting to climb into the 60s for the most part it will be mild in the upper mid 60s for inland spots,
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same conditions for the east bay as well, concord a high of 65 and along the peninsula, upper 50s, lower 60s. is ca . coming up, we have more, including a nasty fight over that. what some call over the top holiday lights display. but maybe some people call it festive. >> i think it looks festive. then the biggest change awaiti awaiting meghan markle as she joins the royal family. >> and jay-z getting candid about his music and marriage to beyonce. and on heroes among us. a one-of-a-kind group. they are synchronized swimmers giving back in a special way. i promise you, you are going to love them. first, these messages.
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we asked you on twitter, what do you think of the holiday display dilemma? should you let it shine or tone it down? >> i think it'll be split. >> 2%, let it shine. they've compromised by putting up the volume on the carols coming out of the house, they put up cones and are ending the show earlier. both sides are trying to work together to make the whole thing work for the holidays. >> christmas spirit right there. >> ho ho ho. coming up, the best story you'll see all day, we hope. the unique way these seniors are saving
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good morning, it's 7:55. as we inch closer to the end of the workweek, one thing that has remained are those chilly starts to our morning, peninsula right now 49 degrees, tri-valley at 43. we are at about 40 degrees for the north bay, san francisco is a little bit more on the mild side with clear conditions at 49 degrees. now, we can expect an overall fairly comfortable afternoon with a lot of sunshine. san jose expecting a high of 66, milpitas 63. it will be similar to the past couple days where we've been enjoying the dry weather pattern. 66 degrees expected for walnut creek, pleasanton 66 as well, san mateo at 62 with similar conditions for san francisco, a high of 60 in outer sunset. as we make our way over to the north bay it is still in the 30s in some sports up here so it is on the colder side. at 10:00 we will climb into the 50s before we hit our our
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predicted highs into the mid 60s. the last half hour has seen the commute kick in around the bay, especially the south bay. slow drives for 101, 85, 87. notice where 85 and 101 split. 85 showing a lighter flow so it's pushing north through south san jose and up toward the rest of silicon valley. slow southbound 101 and 280 coming off of 92 on the peninsula, a tough drive for the east bay coming off the of the cost troe valley y. back to you. happening now, deliberations set to resume in the trial surrounding the deadly shooting of kate steinle on pier 14. jurors have been at it since last tuesday with a break for thanksgiving. head to our twitter feed with we will post the latest updates as they come in. fallouts continue in the termination of matt lauer, the long time "today" show host issuing a statement, you can look for it on our homepage and stay with "today" for more coverage. new milestone on wall street, the dow surging past the 24,000 mark for the very first
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time sparked by some optimism about a vote on tax cuts. how one community is coming together to remember 36 lives lost. plus- we found out why you may see sticker shock - as you pick up your christmas tree. join us tomorrow - 4:30 to 7 a.m. good morning, it )s 7:26...
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it's 8:00 on "today." co it's 8:00 on today. coming up, new allegations. more women come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against matt lauer in the wake of firing from nbc news. lauer apologizing in a statement saying he is embarrassing and ashamed. we'll have the latest. plus, diving right in, this morning, in our on going heros among us, meet a group of singers using synchronized swimming to stay young. >> when i am in the water, i am in another zone. >> hoda joins them for a few lessons. big brother speaks out.
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>> very delighted for them both. >> prince william reacts to harry and megan's engagement news. doesn't let his little brother off the hook without a little bit of teasing. today. november 30, 2017. >> good morning from tennessee. >> hi to our kids in kentucky. >> good morning to our friends and family from the plaza. merry christmas from colorado. >> happy birthday to my mom from the plaza. >> hi olivia. i love you. miss you. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to today. it's nice to have you with us on this thursday morning. we're going to get outside and say hello to everybody. >> bundle up and head out. >> yes. just a few. we'll start with news at 8:00. we have heard this morning from matt lauer for the first time since he was fired from nbc news. however, additional women are now making accusations against
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him. nbc stephanie is covering the story. she's got the latest. >> reporter: the statement came in a short time ago. we'll read it to you in just a moment, but first new allegations against him this morning. he has become one of the most high profile cases of the sexual harassment fire storm. this morning the reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace hits home. new allegations against matt lauer surface overnight. nbc reports two additional women came forward accusing lauer of inappropriate behavior after it was announced he was leaving the "today" show. a woman told the "new york times" she was sexual assaulted by the anchor in 2001 in his office. variety magazine accomplished a report based on a two month investigation describing the pattern of alleged sexual misconduct by lauer. three unnamed women telling magazine lauer sexually harassed them. their accounts variety says, corroborated by friends or
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colleagues. the magazine also reporting several women say they made complaints to nbc executives, which they allege fell on deaf ears. late wednesday night, nbc news responded in a statement. we can say unequivocally that prior to monday night, current nbc news management was never made aware of any complaint about matt lauer's conduct. >> this is a sad morning here at today and at nbc news. >> the announcement came just moments before the "today" show went live on wednesday. natalie morales showing support for lauer's accuser. >> the story today is about the courage of a colleague who did come forward. >> nbc news fired lauer roughly 24 hours after a female employee made an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior monday night. the lawyer for the accuser had this to stay. in part, aam awed of the courage my client showed to be the first to raise a complaint and to do so without any demand other than
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asking the company do the right thing. in a statement, nbc chairman shared few specifics about the accusation. wrote it represented after serious review a clear violation of our company's standards. while it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he's been at nbc news, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident. >> coming up from -- >> nbc confirms the alleged inappropriate sexual behavior began at the 2014 olympic games and continued after that. we have that statement we received earlier this morning. let me read it to you in its entirety. there are no words to express my sorrow and regret for pain i have caused others by words and actions. to the people i have hurt, i am truly sorry. as i am writing this, i realize the depth of the damage and disappointment i have left behind at home and at nbc. some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to
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make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. i regret my shame is now shared by the people i cherish dearly. repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching. i'm committed to that effort. it's my full-time job. last few days have forced me to take a hard look at my own troubling flaws. it's been humbling. i'm blessed to be surrounded by the people i love and thank them for patience and grace. >> stephanie, thank you. also this morning, president trump is not backing down from the international controversy he ignited by retweeting three inflammatory, but unverified anti-muslim videos. the videos were originally posted by a far right extremist group in great britain. leader of that group said she was delighted by trump's retweet and former kkk david duke leader tweeted this is why we love trump. spokesperson for theresa may said it was wrong for the president to have done that. the group uses hateful
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narratives to pedal lives. last night the president replied don't focus on me. focus on destructive radicalism that is taking place within the united kingdom. and it is that time of the morning. we get a little boost from hoda. why don't we do that. when it comes to christmas gifts, sometimes what you really, really want doesn't come from a store even at the north poll pole. you have to listen hard. take a listen to what one little girl told christmas. >> what do you want for christm christmas. >> boobs. >> they leaned back. had a limit quick snooz and look at that. >> that is so sweet. all i can think is mommy wants the exact thing right now. no, really. please now. >> a lot more ahead starting with prince williams priceless reaction to his brother's
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engagement. >> and opening up about how he overcame challenges to his marriage in beyonce. >> first, what's coming up on megyn kelly today. pamela anderson as you have never seen her before. life, love, harassment in hollywood. also, beverly young, the woman who says roy moore assaulted her at sage age 16 in first exclusive tv interview. a remarkable group learning skills later in life. putting them to great use. first, these messages. ♪ ♪♪
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palace awith more on that. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. the palace said a couple days ago meghan markle was going to be giving up her own causes in favor of focusing on her love, prince harry's, charity work. it starts tomorrow and it is the beginning of some very big changes. >> congratulations. >> reporter: they're engaged, have a venue for the big day and a date. well, a month. and a home. okay, it's at a palace. nottingham college has been harry's bachelor pad since william and kate moved into the nearby 20-room apartment 1a in kensington palace. one royal neighbor is very happy meghan is moving in next door. >> we're excited, delighted for them both. wishing them all the happiness in this exciting time. and for me personally, i hope it means he stays out of my fridge. always coming after my food the last few years. >> reporter: what's next for the
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soon to be nmarrieds? >> they can perhaps relax a bit, get away with a bit more. >> reporter: one big change for meghan, life with around the clock security, while continuing to deal with the prying eye of the paparazzi. solo supermarket shopping is now out. >> whereas on sunday, she could walk out and do what she liked, walk into a shop and do whatever, now she can't do it just like that. she's got to have a policeman with her all the time. >> a little to your right. >> reporter: royal watchers agree though, her life as an actress will give her the edge, as she transitions to royal life. acting and america are out for now. >> and it is an immense change. you're getting a new country out of it. a husband, obviously. but also giving up -- >> sounds nice, doesn't it? >> it does, yes. i don't see it as giving
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anything up. i see it as a change. >> a new challenge. >> it's a new chapter. >> reporter: that new challenge will likely be charity, something she and harry are no strangers to. they both have a passion for giving back, particularly in africa. harry has his charity there. meghan has been there for world vision, visiting rwanda. their love for the continent encased in her ring. a diamond from botswana, the location of one of their first dates. could they ever leave britain behind for a home in africa? >> interestingly, prince harry once gave an interview, and said if it wasn't for his royal responsibilities, he'd give it up and live in africa. that might be an emotion meghan shares. she also has a love of the continent. >> reporter: or maybe palace life for pacific. >> they could move to l.a. her mother lives there. she has friends and family in the u.s. i would suggest, you know, americans can expect to see more of prince harry stateside.
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>> reporter: for now, it's safe to say they'll base themselves in britain. royal duties await. staying neighbors with william, kate, george, charlotte and soon-to-be baby number three. keeping family close and, possibly, growing out of that two-bedroom cottage. >> children? >> not currently, no. of course, you know. i think one step at a time. hopefully we'll start a family in the near future. >> reporter: first thing's first. that big day tomorrow in central england. prince harry and meghan markle on their first royal engagement together. of course, we will be covering it for you. by the way, guys, just a little fact for ya, already, you can put money on when meghan markle will be pregnant. >> oh, my word. >> no pressure, right? >> goodness sakes. thank you, kelly.
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i mean -- >> come on. >> too soon. they're my favorite royal couple already. i like them a lot. >> sorry, william ask nd kate. you were so long year. the road to the weather map. a new series we have going on. and we've also got cold, canadian air banked up to the north because of the jet stream. it is not letting that down in here. so we're looking at fairly mild conditions. saturday, it'll be 62 in denver. 73 in vegas. 77 in dallas. 50 on saturday in indianapolis. boom, the jet stream dips to the south. temperatures take a plunge. by next week, 35 in minneapolis. 48 in wichita. cooling to that's what's going around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we're starting to warm up just a bit. napa still in the cold 30s at 37 degrees. pal lo palo atto, 39. over the next few hour, we'll see increased sunshine and temperatures that will climb into the 50s.
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if you're headed out on an early morning run in san francisco, here's a look at what you can expect. temperatures should top out into the mid-50s by the afternoon. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget, check out the "today" show on our sirius xm channel 108. it is that time where we all trend. today, a simple question asked on twitter. it's received 27,000 responses. here's the question, was written by matt whitlock. he asked the twitterverse, without revealing your actual age, what is something that you remember that if you told a younger person, they wouldn't understand? ms. guthrie, you were involved in this twitter situation. >> i saw someone tweet, calling collect from a pay phone. >> i was thinking that. >> i remember in junior high, we didn't have call waiting. none of my friends. you get the busy signal. you could call the operator -- >> and do an emergency break-? >> that's a good one. >> the operator was, oh, these
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kids again. i'd be like, yeah, it is moses. i need to call. it is an emergency. >> oh, my gosh. >> remember that? >> my childhood came rushing back as you said that. >> you have one? >> i had a calling card. >> oh, yeah. >> i didn't need a quarter at the pay phone. >> you had a calling card. >> when my son heard the maroon 5 song "pay phone," he was like what? when my 3-year-old hears a phone ring in the house, she freaks out. what is that? >> al? >> card catalog dewy decimole system. i love that. >> when the phone rang -- our relatives called in egypt -- my parents would be like, it's long distance. you can't talk long. now my sister calls from dubai and i don't think about it. >> i love when you call and you used to not know who was on the
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other end. >> in college, to save money, driving from home back to college, i'd call collect and ask for myself so my parents would go, oh, he's not here right now. but they knew you were home. >> sneaky. >> gosh, that'll do it for this edition of, we're old. >> lots to get to in pop start today, guys. we'll start with jay-z opening up in a new interview with the "new york times." recently nominated for eight grammys for his latest album. he sat down with executive editor and revealed some of his personal struggles, including how shutting off his emotions led him toward infidelity. jay-z explained how music helped him and his wife, beyonce, overcome these obstacles. what started as a joint album took a different turn. take a listen. >> almost like a therapy session. we started making music together. and then the music she was naminame i -- making at that time was further along. her album came out, opposed to
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the joint album we were working on. the best place is right in the middle of the pain. >> right. >> and that's where we were sitting. it was uncomfortable. a lot of conversations. >> right. >> really proud of the music she made. she was really proud of the art i released. >> jay-z was asked about his relationship with kanye west. he admitted there is tension between the two right now, but he still loves kanye and hopes they're going to be able to look back on this feud one day and laugh it off. we'll move on to instagram. they've unveiled the top moments of the year. let's take a look at a few of the categories. most followed celebrities. ariana grande and cristiano ronaldo. selena gomez takes the top spot, nearly 15 million more followers. who had the most liked photo of 2017? number three, selena gomez, posting the photo revealing she had undergone kidney surgery. 10 million likes. number two, cristiano ronaldo, second place.
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announcing the newest member of his family. 11 million likes on that one. number one, not a surprise, beyonce and the moment she announced she was expecting twins. that image broke the internet, with over 100,000 likes. the daly click. do you have the family christmas cards out yet? >> no. >> this particular photo has gone viral on social media. you have the parents with the family pup. excited probably because the couple next to them is engaged. the next couple is expecting. then there's emily. she's there in her singleness. >> oh. >> people love that photo. they've liked it more than 320,000 times. most people responding that they could relate to emily. >> so cute. >> love it. >> there it is, guys. >> yay, epi milemily. carson, thank you. heros among us, celebrating remarkable people. hoda, you have remarkable ones this morning. >> certainly do. i didn't have to travel far for this group of men and women. they're all seniors from heaarl
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who found a way to do what they love and save lives. >> i have a nickname. they call me fish. ♪ >> when i am in the water, i am in another zone. >> it's like swimming like a dolphin. >> we are the harlem honeys and bears, and we're a senior synchronized swim team. we start at age 60 and we go all the way up. >> i celebrated my 95th birthday. >> i do not learn how to swim until i was 65 years old. never swam. >> maybe folks feel synchronized swimming is more feminine, but it is something a man can do, as well. >> it reminds you of the movie "cocoon," when the old people got in the water and became young again. it's the same feeling. >> it feels good. y'all are right.
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hi! >> hi. >> when you guys are all in sync, it is beautiful for us to see. what does it feel like to be in the water as a part of that? >> it is like music. everybody is playing together. >> like ballet. >> it's what you'd like life to be all the time. >> uh-huh. >> no one has ever heard of african-american synchronized swimmers. that's like a big thing. you feel like a celebrity. >> i love the fact that we can do flips and front and back layups and all these things they don't expect us to do. we put on a show. we entertain. >> most of the time, we compete, we win. we win. >> when i say pro, we're pros. a lot has to do with the coach. >> down. up. >> we have the greatest coach in the world. we're not an easy crew to deal with. somebody tell linda to be quiet before i go twist her lips. >> as we've gotten older, we've gotten persnickety. he gets us to do what needs to
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be done. through the screaming. >> you're doing it wrong. crooked line. should be in a position for a head plank. >> and the faces. >> let's try it again. you're not in the wheel, you're in the pyramid. let's go. let's go. >> forget i'm a senior sometimes. i remind him, hey, we're seniors. >> he's a saint. >> he really is. look how handsome he is, too. >> oh, thank you. >> we're giving back to the community by teaching children to swim at no cost. >> one, two, three. just your neck. >> our kids are drowning at an enormous rate compared to other groups and other neighborhoods. >> we're changing those numbers. breath stroke, four laps. our theory, you teach a youth to swim, you save a life. >> it is exciting for the children and it is exciting for us. the fact that it's things we can offer, you know. give me a reason for living. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> you guys have done something extraordinary.
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you've given these kids not only the ability to swim but you've given them confidence. you can sort of see, like backs are straight. what does it feel like to watch your granddaughter all of a sudden go from not swimming to swimming? what does it feel like? >> it is a wonderful feeling. she and i hang out. she gets to see the other generation, us, older folks. >> do these women and men here seem old to you? >> no. >> no. >> why do you think they don't seem old? >> when they start swimming, i feel like they become really young. they look like they're teenagers or something. >> so cute. >> show time. oh, it's like that. i turn you all? this is as close to synchronized swimmer as i'm ever going to get. ladies, that's a wrap. i mean, that place is so full of fun and love and joy. those little kids -- >> i mean, the whole thing.
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>> can you stand it? >> and the coach. >> he's tough. >> good looking. >> he doesn't mess around. when she says she's 95, her eyes are bright and shiny. the kids are learning something every day. >> i love it. >> come on. >> the only thing is, i wanted to see you get your hair wet. >> you know i have issues. straight ahead, we're going to have unbeaten holiday steals and deals. what a week for jill. now, we'll get everybody else on your list. a performance from pentatonix right here. first, on a thursday morning, let's get a check of your local news and weather after these messages. i )m ...
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in the last few minutes .. we good morning. it's 8:26. i'm marcus washington. in the last few minutes, we learned house minority leader nancy pelosi is calling on representative john conyers to resign. conyers has been under pressure ever since word suffrfaced abou sexual misconduct allegations. earlier today, connier was admitted to a hospital for what doctors say is a stress related condition. the suspected drunk driver accused of triggering a crash that killed four family members in one car is scheduled to appear in court today. fred lowe of sacramento is charged with four counts of murder. prosecutors say his mercedes slammed into another car on interstate 80 near san pablo dam road on saturday. a baseball player was the only oneness car to survive. and right now looking at your traffic, we are looking at
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an accident next land. >> there's a crash northbound 880 right around 66. from 66 up to high. that's where things start to loosen up. they may have cleared this crash in the last few minutes. look at the jam coming up into this area. and west 580 also show. we're starting to see the commute ease up a bit from walnut creek to oakland to the bay bridge. towards mallory, a crash there. cleared to the shoulder. north saratoga, that crash still blocks one lane. back to you. >> all right, thanks. i'll have another local update in half an hour.
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♪ merry christmas it's our anniversary. >> good morning, everybody. it's 8:30 on a thursday morning. it's the 30th of november, 2017. we're so happy to be out here with our crowd. everybody, good to see your happy, shining faces. >> yes. >> how are you? hi, kids. >> gifts being passed out. >> this is great. the day after the tree lighting, we always kick off our toy drive. this is the 24th year we've done it. this time, we're getting a little help. three-time grammy winners. they're collecting toys. i mean, everyone loves toys, but they bring them. you bring them to the plaza and we pick them up. pen toni pentatonix is doing the honors.
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>> i have three kids. i may pick some up. >> no, no, carson. >> pentatonix were great at the tree lighting last night, and we're hear them again. >> in this crowd, there are a couple who have seen pentatonix and yeown every single album. their names are zach and kayla. is it true you own every single album? >> yes, and multiple copies. may more than i should ever have. >> savannah, we're going to bring them inside. you want to come inside and see pentatonix? >> yes, yes! >> we'll bring you in, okay? >> can you sing? >> a little. >> pentatonix but could be six people a tonix. >> six people a tonix. >> i don't know. >> how about a begin and tonic. >> sounds good. >> so far this week, we've taken care of the men, women and children on the list. this year, jill is back with more steals and deals for everybody. everybody you need to shop for. also coming youp, we have a
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football feast with foods inspired by favorites you might find in dallas. ahead of tonight's matchup between the cowboys and the redski redski redskins. pamela anderson has you've never seen her before. >> how is that? >> she was riveting. she comes clean on her history in hollywood with intimate and authentic details. then jeff rossen tells us how we can make up to $1,000 during our airline travel during this holiday season. make money sitting at the airport. then we'll talk about what happened to the rest of my coat. >> it is pretty. >> we love it. >> a big air hole here. >> i didn't pay full price. >> we're freezing. thank you so much. check of the weather. it's cold. >> yes. are you going to keep whining from last night? >> just saying, it is cold outside. >> look at the friday map. unseasonally mild through a good
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portion of the country. wet weather in the pacific northwest. saturday, widespread warmth making its way through much of the middle of the country. heavy rain and snow from the cascades to the pacific northwest. mountain snows moving further east, out west. we're looking to continue mild weather in the mid-atlantic to the northeast ahe that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> not a bad start for thursday morning. look at this gorgeous shot of woodside using our weather underground cameras. we're seeing clear skies pretty much a cross the entire bay area. and we did wake up to those 30s and 40s. but we can expect to climb into the 50s. if you look at the temperature trend by about is 1:00 a.m. we'll be at 15 degrees and then quickly climb into the 60s for san jose. expect to top out in those 60s for san jose and also san francisco with mostly clear skies into the evening. >> last night was the tree lighting. tonight, it is thursday night football on nbc. that's right. here's your forecast.
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it's looking good. we've got the washington redskins coming into dallas at at&t field. arlington, texas. we're talking partly cloudy and mild. a temperature of about 61 degrees on thursday night football on nbc. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you. well, it is day four of our steals and deals extravaganza. the holiday gift guide. "today" contributor jill martin brought us remarkable bargains all week. we had gifts for the ladies, guys and kids. now check everyone else off the list. >> it is always the random category. you have everybody and then it is other. >> yeah. >> you're thinking, what am i going to get? >> sometimes other has a lot of people on it. >> right. this is our other. let's start. i want to say everything here is free shipping in the continental u.s. >> if you order today, it'll arrive in time. >> absolutely. the lag-o-coasters. >> wait a minute, oh, okay, hostess gift. >> $74 is retail. they're leather. cheers or salute.
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four colors. you can see them all on today.com. set of four. the retail $74. 66% off. great if you're bringing a bottle of wine. >> for the hostess again. beautiful trees. >> what about the four pieces? the retail, $49 to $135. three different sizes. go to today.com to see the colors, sizes and patterns. the deal, $24 to $54, up to 60% off. >> if you're feeling ambitious, make cookies and present them to the hostess. >> for mine, they won't eat it. >> this is for the babysitters. i think it is also for teachers, as well. i love this gift. the candles retail $66. this is their best candle gift set. you get three in a pack.
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what is beautiful about this, when it melts down, there is a crystal at the bottom. you see at the bottom, we melted it down. i don't know if you can get a close-up of that. it is at the bottom. it is a crystal and represents luck and serenity. what a beautiful gift. you write the card to match the candle. again, you get three. the retail, $66. deal, $33. 50% off. >> nice. who is our next recipient? >> for the teacher. >> teachers. we love our teachers. thought i was going to have an accident. >> the ornaments, retail, $109. it's a set of three. elegant holiday ornaments. they're light. don't be worried. if they're on the tree, they'll stay there. comes in a gift box. the deal, $47.50. 50% off. a beautiful gift. >> they can use them year after year. >> this is for a friend. i'll say this and you can probably correct me. >> what? >> the body sets for a friend. >> i don't know how to say it either. >> anyone out there, you can say
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it yourself and correct me. it is a two-piece and a three-piece set. they're all manufactured in the south of france. the two-piece set includes two hand soaps. the three-piece set, you get a hand soap, a hand lotion and body lotion. the deal is $29. up to 52% off. >> isn't your mom a french teacher? >> i know. >> we have to get our pronunciations. >> i call her in the morning. she gives me a phonetic. she was a spanish teacher and that i speak. she was both. okay. for the jet setter. the retail, $58. this is a personalized leather accessory roll. you put everything in it. you can put your lipsticks, jewel jewelry, whatever you need organization beforfor. and you get the initial. deal is $29. 50% off. it is leather. >> okay. very nice. over here. we have this for the couch potato in your life. >> super popular. the retail, $220.
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it has a terry interior. super comfy and cozy. five colors. unisex. the retail, $220. deal, $86. 61% off. it is an investment for a robe, but these robes i use them and they really last. they're super comfortable. >> really nice. >> hello. >> look who we have here. what are you doing, reading the "economi "economist"? >> two words, pampered pets. two across. >> you finished the jumbo. did you get the clue? >> i'm good. >> yeah. >> these are comfortable. what are these? >> retail for $260. pure fiber throw blankets. super fine. deal, $89.60. >> carson not included. >> that's right. >> let's run through the products one more time. pampered pets. coasters and candles.
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the soaps. ornaments. the robes. for a web exclusive deal, head to today.com. jill is not done, folks. did you get it? >> working on it. >> pamp pered pets, two words. jill has more deals tomorrow. $20 or less. we go crazy with that. delicious recipes you can try for dinner inspired by tonight's big nfl game. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're off. all right. we're back with today food loves football. you don't have to wait for the big weekend to catch football games. we have one tonight. cowboys/redskins, here on nbc, hoda. >> get this, chef trey wilcox,
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here to represent dallas. and from her hometown of d.c., jennifer carroll. good morning to both of you. >> morning. >> we're having a cookoff. >> a little. >> trey, it's you and me. >> that's what's up. >> carson, we're start off. >> what do you got? >> what are we cooking up? >> cilantro marinated chicken breast. cool thing here, marinade is super easy. marinainades permeate more thin through your food. jalapenos. >> how hot? >> take the seeds out, not so hot. >> dump in garlic. >> cilantro. boom, boom. cumin seeds and peppercorns. >> you know it. i'm with you. hit it. hit it, trey. >> super easy. super quick. >> that's a blender, hoda. >> what? >> blend your marinades. nobody has time for that. cuts the time down in half. take the marinade. >> can you use thighs if you
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like it better? >> that's where the flavor is at, baby. it is also delicious. chicken thighs or breasts are here. they'll go in this pan. we're sear those. >> a little oil and plop it? >> make sure you season it with salt first. >> go. >> we don't ever want to marinade it in salt. >> cook it through. >> boom. salt on the chicken breast. >> what's this? >> where the deliciousness happens. >> give it. >> pureed chipotle peppers with tomatoes and chicken broth. start a foundation for the grits. chicken grits and dallas, like the children, build a foundation. >> what? >> time for the redskins. >> boom. >> oh, hold on. >> save time for us. >> savannah and al, we're getting into it. >> i like it. >> we're driving, baby. >> you like it? >> very good. >> delicious. >> spicy grits. >> serving long. time to go. is there anybody else? >> we got the ball now. >> all right. >> let's go. let's go. second half. jen, take us through it. >> carson, today, we are taking
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potato skins. taking them to the next level. >> how we doing that? >> adding chesapeake bay, sour cream. >> how do you do the baked potato? >> bake it in the oven for 45 minutes so it is nice and soft. you can poke it with a fork. you want to scoop out the meat on the inside. and you want to leave a little bit of about a quarter inch around to fill it up. save this potato for later. we can re-fill it so it is loaded up. next, you have garlic butter. >> yes, you do. >> we need flavor. >> yes, you do. >> want the potato skins crispy. >> is it butter added with garlic? >> we melted the butter and added garlic. >> the perfect vessel here to put any number of things in it. >> really healthy for you. >> right. during the game, we're not thinking about health. it's football and food. >> next, throw the potato skins back in the oven. get them super crispy, right? >> crispy. >> now we have our sour cream. you want to add in our old bay.
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>> i do, old bay. >> lemon juice to make it tangy. >> i'll do that. >> make it fresh. a little bit of salt and pepper. >> yup. >> and we move over to this. we're going to mix it together. the potato, the avocado. >> mix this in with that? >> yeah. >> save some on the side. we'll drizzle some on top. >> looks good. >> mix it all up. >> wow. >> this is what's left of the potato? >> yeah. don't waste it. use everything, carson. >> got it. then you stuff them? >> take them out and stuff them. top them with cheddar cheese. >> back in the oven? >> put it back in the oven. >> this is like three times, okay. >> yes. it is going to be super crispy. >> too much work. >> no, just wanting to get the math right on this. >> jalapenos for spice. >> what's the bread thing? >> what is this bread situation? >> we have a crab and bacon crescent roll. >> delicious. >> sauce on it? >> pretty good. >> we can use the same sauce for the crab and bacon crescent roll. >> we stop at sour cream and
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chives. you can keep going. >> and it is perfect for watching the football game. who cares if it is messy. it is filling and delicious. >> not bad. >> delicious. >> you killed it, guys. trey and jennifer, thank you so much. we have the recipes at today.com/food. of cour of course, nbc's coverage of the game. the dallas -- what is it -- dallas cowboys/washington. 7:30. enjoy the game. thanks so much. ahead, pentatonix. we're hear the beautiful voices live. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ blessings from
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prescription eucrisa is a nose to toes eczema ointment. it blocks overactive pde4 enzymes within your skin. and it's steroid-free. do not use if you are allergic to eucrisa or its ingredients. allergic reactions may occur at or near the application site. the most common side effect is application site pain. ask your doctor about eucrisa. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we are back with grammy-winning a cappella group pentatonix. they were with us last night for the tree lighting festivities at rockefeller center. >> sounded great. they're out with their new
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album, pentatonix christmas. next month they'll be on tour. also performing with them this holiday season, a bass vocalist. >> new addition. >> good morning. >> you sounded great last night. you have the christmas album. i have to say, how long does it take you to do even one arrangement? because it is so complex. it is a work of art, what you do. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> usually takes a few hours. >> yeah. >> hours? i thought you were going to tell me months. >> no. >> quick turn around. we have it down to a science at this point. >> i guess so. >> does jennifer hudson -- >> hey now. >> she makes an appearance on one of your songs? >> yes. >> how did it come to be? >> we befriended her at a couple events. she was like, we'i'm a fan. we were like, please sing with us. we're a fan. >> what was it like to add her voice into the mix of what you already do? >> a dream come true. we are big fans of her voice. she's incredible. >> if you listen to the song, she's belting. it is moving and will bryn you to tears.
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>> anybody else you're dying to do the dlab raticollaboration w? >> beyonce. she's accessible, right? >> get in line. >> you have your record. you re-released pentatonix christmas, to beiday season. we're used to seeing you at the parade and the tree lighting. is it nice to have that in your repertoire? >> absolutely. >> we grew up watching these things, so it is really cool to be a part of it. >> what are you going to sing today? >> "let it snow." >> pentatonix, take it away. ♪ >> merry christmas, y'all. ♪ oh, the weather outside is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ ♪ and since there's no place to go ♪ ♪ let it snow, let it snow, let
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it snow ♪ ♪ it doesn't show signs of stopping ♪ ♪ but i brought some corn for popping ♪ ♪ lights are turned way down low ♪ ♪ let it snow, let it snow, let it show ♪ ♪ when we finally kiss good-bye ♪ ♪ how i hate going out in the storm ♪ ♪ but if you really hold me tight sntsz all the way home i'll be warm ♪ ♪ the fire is slowly dying ♪ but my dear, we're still good-bying ♪ ♪ as long as you love me so ♪ let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ♪ ♪ let it snow, let it snow, let it show ♪ ♪ let it snow, snow, snow, snow ♪ >> come on. ♪ ba-da-da-da-da ♪ da-da-da-da-da ♪ da-da, ba-ba-ba ♪ da-da-da ♪ when we finally kiss
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good-bye ♪ ♪ how i hate going out in the storm ♪ ♪ hate going out in the storm ♪ if you really hold me tight sntsz all the way home i'll be warm ♪ ♪ i said, all the way home i'll be warm ♪ ♪ oh, it doesn't show signs of stopping ♪ ♪ i brought some corn for popping ♪ ♪ lights are turned way down low ♪ ♪ let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ♪ ♪ let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ♪ ♪ let it snow, let it snow, oh, let it snow ♪ >> yeah! >> merry christmas. >> all right. >> that was awesome. >> you blow us away every time, pentatonix. thank you so much. >> can we bring in our two fans from the plaza? >> yes. >> come on over, guys. say hi. as we go to commercial. >> your biggest fan. we should mention, if you didn't hear their holiday special, catch it again december 6th, right here on nbc. guys, thank you so much. >> thank you. happy holidays.
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your two biggest fans right here. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ let it snow ♪
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about our share kindness initiative. good stuff. >> we like that very much. carson, thank you so much. megyn kelly is coming up next. but first, on a thursday morning, should we give you one more shot of the beautiful christmas tree? >> i think so. >> rockefeller center, you are looking good this morning. megyn kelly up next. good morning, it's 8:56, i'm marcus washington. jurors this morning enter their fourth full day of deliberations in the trial surrounding the deadly shooting of kate steinle on pier 14. activity there outside the courtroom was mostly a standstill with no words of
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requests from jurors. prosecutors say he intended to shoot the gun that killed steinle in july 2015. the defense argues the gun was fired accidentally. happening now, our pete derotos is at the courthouse and will have a live report in our noon newscast. nancy pelosi is calling on conyers to resign. conyers has been under fire since word started that he possibly sexually assaulted some of his former female staff workers. and the fallout continues in the nbc termination of matt lauer. the longtime "today" show host this morning issued his own statement. you can look for that on our homepage. you can also stay with "today" for more coverage which continues at the top of the hour with megyn kelly. more local news for you in an hour. how one community is coming
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together to remember 36 lives lost. plus- we found out why you may see sticker shock - as you pick up your christmas tree. join us tomorrow - 4:30 to 7 a.m. good morning, it )s 7:26...
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this morning on "megyn kelly today," the latest on matt lauer. two new allegations against the former "today" co-anchor. and planning some holiday travel? jeff rossen reports on how you can make up to $1,000 at the airport. then pamela anderson, real, raw and very honest. all that on "megyn kelly today," right now. hi! hi, guys. good morning. hi, everybody. hello up there. good morning. morning, everyone. i'm megyn kelly. it is great to see you all here today. in a minute, we're going to be joined by roy moore

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