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there, 680 on the approach from story road and the radar on top of that shows you how wet it is. >> be careful as you head out the door. that's what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back in half an hour with another local news update. >> and back at 11:00 as well. see you then. . good morning. backs to the wall. the president and the democrats dig in. >> how much more american blood must we shed before congress does its job? >> duelling prime time addresses, the president claiming a crisis. democrats claiming its politics. >> we don't govern by temper tantrum. >> today, the two sides meet again. what is the end game as paychecks for hundreds of thousands are about to stop. snowy weather, bitter cold. a powerful winter storm targeting tens of millions from texas all the way to the northeast. just ahead, al tells us what to expect. breaking overnight, shake-up.
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the justice department's number two, rod he rosenstein, expected to leave a sudden move by the key figure in the doj. what it means for the mueller investigation. all that plus emotional farewell. a grief-stricken community comes together to say good-bye to 7-year-old jasmine barnes. >> she was not only my daughter and my baby and my angel, she's all of our daughters. >> her accused gunman now charged with murder. end of an era, one of the country's most iconic stores facing its final hours today. inside the last ditch effort to save sears. and slip of the tongue, a tv meteorologist accused of making a rational remark on air fighting back. >> what i said was not even a word. it was a sound. >> was it a slip-up or a slur, the on-air moment that led to his firing today wednesday,
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january 9th, 2019. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for joining us. it's wednesday morning, late night in washington. but no progress to report. >> yeah, it was a big night last night. our top story, two vastly different takes on the government shutdown. border security and how to end the stalemate that has millions of families caught smack in the middle. >> the president argued in his first prime time oval office address that the country faces a crisis at the border that a wall could help fix. but democrats accuse the president of stoking fear and playing up a manufactured crisis to get what he wants. well, this morning, we're going to fact check the claims on both sides and lay out what's next. we'll start with peter alexander. good morning to you. >> hey, savannah, good morning. no new concessions from either side. both sides digging in their materials here as top democrats return to the white house today. the president will take his
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pitch to capitol hill. he'll meet with senate republicans, trying to prevent support among members of his own party from eroding even as this government shutdown drags on. the president's scripted remarks offered almost nothing new, and again claim ago barrier at the border is the only way to keep america safe. the president selling his hard line immigration plan in his first ever oval office address. >> this is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. >> now 19 days into a government shutdown, a political stalemate ensuring 800,000 workers will not get paychecks this friday. the president is not offering a single new proposal or idea, instead, delivering the same
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message about violence and crime that helped propel him to the white house. >> i've held the hands of the weeping mowers and embraced the grief stricken fathers. so sad. so terrible. how much more american blood must we shed before congress does its job? >> president trump blaming his political opponents for the shutdown. >> the federal government remains shut you down for one reason and one reason only, because democrats will not fund border security. >> ignoring his own words from just last month. >> i am proud to shut down the government for border security. >> also ignoring that he torpedoed a plan senate democrats and republicans initially agreed to that would have kept the government open while green lighting more than $1 billion for border security, though none of it for a wall. president trump overnight frequently fudging the facts on that border wall.
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>> at the request of democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. >> but democrats have repeatedly resisted a wall, regardless what it's made of. on his claim that a wall would stop drugs from pouring into the u.s. from mexico. >> every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroine alone. 9 9 90% of which floods across from our southern border. >> the vast majority of hard drugs from mexican cartels come into the u.s. through legal ports of entry, which wouldn't be affected by a wall. in his 10-minute address, president trump notably never mentioned the threat of terrorism, abandoning his argument disputed by fact checkers linking terrorism to the southern border and the president did not declare a national emergency as he threatened he might do. as for this unforgettable rallying cry -- >> who is going to pay for the wall? who? >> mexico.
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>> president trump also rebranding that claim. >> the wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great new trade deal we have made with mexico. >> but that trade deal still hasn't been approved by congress and nothing in it directs any money to the wall. if it passes, it wouldn't take effect until 2020 at the earliest. >> about president trump's new strategy to speak from the oval office, the "new york times" reports hours before giving the address, president trump dismissed it as pointless. in an off the the record lunch with tv anchors, he made blunt in terms that he was not inclined to give the speech or to go to the border tomorrow, but that he was talked into it by advisers. the times citing two people briefed on the discussion said the president told the room, quote, it's not going to change a damn thing, but i'm still doing it. moments after the president finished that address, democratic leaders responded,
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blaming him for the shutdown and imploring him to reopen the government. that sets up new drama when the two come face to fwas lat-to-fa today. kristen welker has that part of the sorry. good morning. >> hey, hoda, good morning to you. in just a few hours, the duo dubbed chuck and nancy will be here at the white house looking for a deal to reopen the government. and it comes after they address the nation. the president offering no new ideas, indicating they're still deeply dug in. >> in a rare joint rebuttal, house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer responding to president trump tuesday night for refusing to reopen the government unless he gets $5 billion for his border wall. >> president trump must stop holding the american people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government. >> the democratic leaders accused the president of stoking fear and misrepresenting the facts. >> the symbol of america should be the statue of liberty, not a
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30 foot wall. >> the fact is, some democrats including schumer has voted for border barriers in the past, including the secure fence act of 2006, which authorized a 700 mile fence between the united states and mexico. >> we don't govern by temper tantrum. >> democrats blaming the bitter back and forth on the president as the shutdown now enters its 19th day. >> he promised he'd keep the government shut down for months or years, no matter whom it hurts. that's just plain wrong. >> even though house democrats were well aware the spending bill they passed would not be taken up by the senate or signed by the president because it included no new funds for the border wall. where do negotiations go from here? with no indication a deal is in sight, president trump will meet with senate republicans today urging them not to break ranks. >> if we undercut the president, that's the end of his presidency and end of our party. >> later, the president will huddle with congressional
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leaders of both parties. democratic leaders getting pressure from members in their own party not to negotiate including freshman new york congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez. >> cannot tell you the amount of dysfunction this president is advancing. >> reporter: to turn up the heat on the president, house democrats are planning to introduce individual bills aimed at reopening specific offices. but the white house says that's a nonstarter citing the president's demand for border wall funding before he reopens the government. >> thank you. now to the breaking news we mentioned at the top of the show, a big change at the justice department, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein planning his exit. pete williams joins us with the breaking story. what have you learned this morning? >> reporter: it will be a profound change, but it's not a huge surprise. rod rosenstein had long planned to serve about two years as the justice department's number two official.
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we've been told he's not being forced out by the white house, that this is his own intention. that's despite the fact that he's been a frequent target of criticism from president trump's twitter attacks on the justice department, but these officials say he plans to remain on the job until after the new attorney general is confirmed. after pushing out jeff sessions in november, president trump nominated william barr to be attorney general, and bar will be at the capital today, beginning a round of courtesy calls with senators ahead of his confirmation hearing. rosenstein considered resigning last fall but decided to stay on the job. >> one of the big questions is what is this whole thing going to mean to robert mueller and the russia investigation? >> if it weren't for that we wouldn't be talking about the deputy attorney general. rosenstein had been in that role ever since jeff sessions of recused because of his position in the trump campaign. even with the arrival of the acting attorney general, matt whitaker, rosenstein has
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continued to help supervise the mueller investigation. if barr is confirmed, and that seems likely, he will take over that role of the mueller investigation, and from all we've heard it appears that that investigation is entering its final stage anyway. barr would play a key role in deciding whether to share the report with congress and whether to make it public. but as for the exact timing for rod rosenstein, he said he wants to help make the transition to his successor a smooth one. >> pete williams in washington, pete, thanks. staying on this legal beat, a slip-up by paul manafort's lawyers has revealed new information about his contacts with the russians during the trump campaign. this came in portions of a court filing that were supposed to be secret. while paul manafort was serving as donald trump's campaign chairman the documents reveal he was in contact at least twice with a man by the name of constant teen kalimnik, an associate u.s. officials believe
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is linked to russian intelligence. these details come in a document that was filed by manafort's lawyers. some lines were blacked out or redacted but it turns out they could easily be read simply by copying and pasting them into a new document, and that revealed that manafort shared polling data with the russian about the campaign and then lied about it to the federal investigators. the russian kilimnik has denied having links to russian intelligence. also this morning, al roker is tracking a big storm that could disrupt your weekend plans. we're talking about maybe snow and ice and rain for a lot of people. >> that's right. first we want to take a look at what's going on here in the northeast. we've got lake effect snow developing as the low pressure moves away. we've got that return flow of air, and that's bringing in snow. snowfall amounts from western new york and pennsylvania into northern new england. we could be looking at 6 to 12 inches of snow. here's this storm we're talking about. by friday it starts coming out of texas bringing rain, but ahead of it into colder air, we see snow developing in illinois and missouri. as we move into saturday, that
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starts to spread into ohio, parts of pennsylvania, new jersey, and so we're looking at snow from kansas to new jersey saturday on into sunday. does it make its way into new york? there's this high pressure pushing down to the south. does it inspect right now, here is what we're looking at. we think between friday and saturday the more significant snow is going to be from southern missouri all the way into virginia with lighter snow as you get into the northeast. if that storm tracks further north or that high pressure doesn't build in, we could be moving that heavier snow up to the north. we're going to continue to track that a little bit later. guys. thank you. craig joins the table with an update on the story we've been paying a lot of attention to. >> good morning to you. some new charges have now been filed connected to the shooting death of 7-year-old jazmine barnes. the latest twist coming as that shattered community in houston came together for the little girl's funeral. nbc's ron mott has those details. >> reporter: good morning to
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you. it was an emotional final farewell to 7-year-old jazmine barnes, and it came on the day that a second man was charged with her murder. still, there are questions about this drive-by shooting that remain unanswered. ♪ >> this morning jazmine's parents still coming to grips with the loss of their second grader. >> god blessed me and my family with an angel. he seen fit to take her back to heaven to be with him, but her job here was done. >> her father saying her tragic death helped bring the community and country together. >> as she wasn't only my daughter and my baby and my angel, she's all of our daughter. >> the open casket ceremony for the 7-year-old shot and killed while her mother says she and her four daughters were out on an early morning coffee run, laporsha washington also injured in the drive-by shooting choking up reading a letter a relative
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had written as if it was from her little girl. >> i'm writing this from heaven where i'll dwell with god above. where there are no more tears, pain or sadness. just eternal love. elected officials among the hundred is who turned out for jazmine's funeral. a service reportedly paid for by basketball great shaquille o'neal and his friend a houston police officer. the sheriff who's leading the investigation also speaking at the service. >> jazmine's spirit touched all of us who have worked on this investigation. >> as jazmine was being laid to arrest, authorities charging 24-year-old larry woodruffe with capital murder. authorities say woodruff is the gunman who fired into the barnes car from another vehicle. they say that car was driven by 20-year-old eric black jr. also charged with capital murder. both men now being held without bond. the sheriff promises jazmine's short life won't be forgotten. >> and i look forward to the day that i can truly say rest in peace, sweet jazmine.
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for justice has been done. >> larry woodruff, the accused gunman in this case, is expected to be in court today on a drug charge. he's expected to be arraigned tomorrow for jazmine's murder. both men if convicted could face life in prison without parole or the death penalty. craig, ladies, back to you. now to a dramatic rescue in the french alps, we've got incredible video. take a look at this. a helicopter, a police chopper was called in after a skier hurt his knee. you can see the pilot making a partial landing on the steep mountain side. only the chopper's right skid happens to be in contact with the ground. the nose and the rotors just inches from the snow. the crew managed to load that injured skier in the chopper and fly off to safety. >> never seen anything like that. >> i've never seen anything like that. >> don't you want to watch that like ten more times? >> yes, to have the rotors so close. >> yes. >> no room for error. >> that looks like disaster waiting to happen. >> it does. impressive. al, how about your forecast? >> hopefully not a disaster waiting to happen.
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let's see what we've got. basically both coasts are active and really decent weather in between. we've got lake effect windy conditions around the great lakes into the northeast and another storm system coming into the pacific northwest into northern california, rain and windy conditions. surf advisories up. but otherwise, we have plenty of sunshine from the southwest to the mid mississippi river valley. getting to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. (burke) parking splat. and we covered it. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ good morning, i'm
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meteorologist kari hall. we are tracking rain on storm ranger, mostly scattered showers, and widespread over parts of the north bay. the trend will be for rain chances to go down, as we go into the afternoon. tomorrow is a break from the showers, before another storm system arrives on friday afternoon into saturday. our temperatures will stay a little bit above normal for this time of year, reaching into the low 60s by saturday. also looking at more scattered showers in san francisco. shutd affecting our forecast coming up. >> thank you, al. still to come, could the singer r. kelly face possible criminal charges? the new fallout from that explosive docuseries on the s g singer's alleged abuses. >> the meteorologist fired after being accused of using a racial slur on air speaking out and fighting back. why he says he's being unfairly punished. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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jose, that is affecting the ripple effect as we talk about. we see the radar out there. kari, we're talking about wet roadways and you have the forecast. ? mostly across the south bay as well as the north bay. we haven't seen much wet weather in parts of the bay area. we are tracking is all on storm ranger, even as of 1:00 the north bay may have soggy conditions. the rest of the bay area is in for a break and we'll see mostly partly cloudy skies for tomorrow, and then another system arriving on friday. so our seven-day forecast shows that there will be a few breaks in between, but our soggy weather continues going into the next seven days. we'll be tracking all of this throughout the forecast, and also our wind advisory, more on that coming one live updates. >> thanks so much. i'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. join us for a midday newscast today. we'll follow all the wet weather hitting the bay area and when
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u.s./mexico border wall. he offered little in the way of concessions to break the standoff that has left parts of the government closed for 19 days. in a joint rebuttal democratic leaders urged the president to reopen the government. >> this is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. >> we can secure or border without an ineffective expensive wall. and we can welcome legal immigrants and refugees without compromising safety and security. >> the president is expected to meet today with congressional leaders of both parties at the white house in the situation room. officials in australia are investigating a suspicious package sent to the u.s. consulate in melbourne overnight. packages were also received at several other diplomatic nations. the u.s. consulate was not evacuated. there are no reports of any injuries. the scare came two days after a
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package containing white powder was sent to sydney. that tested negative for any toxins. hyundai unveiling its walking car concept in las vegas yesterday. it's called elevate. the legs can climb, drive and walk. they created to help in disasters. don't expect to see elevate in a show room any time soon. it hasn't been built to a full-size model but it looks like something that could be need needed. >> in the wake of the series that disclosed the life of r. kelly is urging the victims to
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come forward. >> it was shocking even for those who had known about these allegations against r. kelly for years. alleged victims came forward sharing their stories with the show's producers. now prosecutors are saying they too want to hear from them. >> it shouldn't have happened. >> this morning just days after the explosive series surviving r. kelly detailed disturbing allegations of abuse, the cook county state's attorney in illinois is urging any accusers to share their stories with prosecutors. >> we cannot do anything related to these allegations without the cooperation of victims and witnesses and that is why i'm here today to encourage anyone who has information to please come forward. >> the prosecutor says at least two families have shared information about kelly, but for now they don't have enough evidence to file criminal charges against the multiple grammy winning singer. >> no matter how demeaning it
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felt, you had to always play along with it. >> reporter: accusers of kelly's alleged sexual, physical and mental abuse detailing what they call his predatory behavior including claims of sex with minors and homes filled with sex slaves under kelly's control. >> it is a cult. >> reporter: the parents of joyce lynn say their daughter has been brainwashed by kelly and is powerless against him. they they prosecutors in georgia have reached out to them about kelly. >> i'm grateful as a father this means a lot to me. it is not just for me. it's for other parents. >> reporter: while savage denied the claims to tmz her parents say kelly's manager threatened them for going public outlined in this police report obtained by nbc news. in 2008, kelly was acquitted or 21 counts of child pornography, unable to be reached for comment, kelly has consistently
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denied any wrong doing and has never been convicted of any related crimes. his accusers now say his time is up. >> it's about black women being taken seriously and be heard about the abuse that he's doing to women. >> so miguel, is there anything that prosecutors can do right now with what they do have from those two families that have come forward in illinois? >> for right now there isn't much they can do. for criminal charges to be filed allegations need to hold up in court. that's why the state attorney is encouraging alleged victims to come forward. >> all right. thank you. we turn now to mr. roker. you mentioned the shutdown affecting the weather. what do you mean? >> well, we depend on data and we need the people and the resources to do that. so the national -- the noaa, the national weather service, nasa all gather this data. well, nonessential operations have ceased and forecast model research and development is done
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and there was just the beginning of this year a new set of data points that models use all around the world. we can't input that into our american model because there's nobody to do it. hurricane season preparedness training is on hold and climate reports and data unavailable. so right now we have the resources to do the work, but we're not at our optimum right now. we do know that we've got 16 million people affected by wind warnings and wind advisories. look at these winds that will be popping up today. new york city gusts up to 28. and much colder air coming in now and we're going to see temperatures feeling a lot more winter like. look at what we'll see for today. pittsburgh 31. chicago 10 degrees below normal. and that cold air tomorrow spreads to the east from tampa, nashville, milwaukee, philadelphia, all below normal and as we head into the weekend, new york city, friday, 28 degrees. 40s in raleigh.
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even dallas into the low good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we also have some strong winds and some rain moving through the bay area, as we track it on storm ranger, a lot of scattered activity, especially for the north bay, with some pockets of some heavier rain. right now, really coming down in napa, moving toward vacaville and also some scattered showers for the south bay, just south of san jose, down to the south county. we will see off and on rain throughout the day, especially the first part of the day, but a little bit clearer headed into this afternoon into the evening. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right. thank you. now to a story that's got a lot of people talking. a meteorologist fired in new york fired after being accused of using a racial slur on air. he's now speaking out with what happened. >> good morning. a lot of controversy this morning because jeremy kappell says this was his worst nightmare. it was an honest flub that he
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says he mixed words during his forecast by simply talking too fast. now he's fighting back against those who say otherwise. >> we know it's a nice day -- >> a typical day at the office gone terribly terribly wrong. >> it's the way it looked out at mather luther king park. >> reporter: jeremy kappell in rochester new york was trying to pronounce the name of dr. martin luther king jr. when he seemed to utter a racial slur that has been historically used against black people. kappell said he stumbled while speaking quickly and combined king and junior. >> two words mashed together incorrectly. what i said was not even a word. it was a sound. >> nobody addressed the slipup on air when it happened friday but after outrage grew online over the weekend late sunday, the station fired kappell.
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>> meteorologist jeremy kappell is no longer with news 10 nbc. >> rochester mayor warren saying station manage mts only took action after the station was shamed into doing so by a lack bash on social media. kappell and his wife lisa released an apology on facebook. >> but there was no malice. >> for him to be called a racist, it's just, you know, it's just -- it makes me very sad. i was sickened. we teach our children the message of loving others. >> and while critics online are calling kappell's mistake both racist and willful he's also receiving a wave of support including a change.org petition to get him back on the air. >> this is ridiculous wrote one twitter user. i can see this was just a flub. hope you get an even better job. kappell says he was never given a chance to publicly apologize. >> of course i don't harbor any racist thoughts. they're not thinking through.
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why on earth a guy of almost 20 years in this profession who has never been accused of anything like this before, why would i all of a sudden try to slip that in there? i don't get it. >> overnight phec released a statement to nbc news saying in part, since our decision to terminate his employment this station has been caught in the middle of a political debate. we believe we've done right for our community and will continue to take a strong stand for our personal and professional val s values. >> what do people in the community think about this whole thing? >> it's hard to say where public opinion stands but i have to say when i spoke to jeremy last night on the phone, he said, look, where is the humanity in all this social media reaction which i think raises a more pertinent question. what's interesting when i looked back at the tapes, this exact same flub over the exact same words has happened with three
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other on-air talent in the past relative like recent past. two of them got to keep their jobs after they issued a public apology and that's what he said he wanted a chance to issue a formal public apology. >> anyone who has done this on air, you flub. it seems as if the guy made a genuine mistake. >> wow, thank you very much. it's an interesting story. >> thanks, morgan. coming up, the new pocket sized device that could be a lifesaver for anybody with a peanut allergy. we'll show you how that works. >> and diet myths debunked. you may never order your dressing on the said again. >> and all star lineups set to honor elvis in one of the most talked about events of his career 50 years later. >> and do you recognize him? that is a young tom costello decked out in sears clothing top to bottom. why this may be the iconic
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. welcome ba welcome back. this morning on in depth today uncertainty surrounding two iconic retailers. >> the company's former ceo is expected to submit a plan along with a big deposit today. tom costello has more on that story. >> reporter: good morning. that $120 million deposit is due by 4:00 today but ask yourself, when was the last time you shopped on amazon versus at sears? it's down to the wire for one of america's most iconic retailers. on the line, the last 425 stores and 68,000 jobs at both sears and sears owned k mart. both struggling to stay alive and relevant in 2019.
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for most of its 126 years sears was the definition of relevant. one stop shopping for everything from tools to appliances, auto parts to clothing. it's must-have catalogs even offered a kit to assemble your own house. at its peak sears had 3,000 stores nationwide. the sears tower dominated the chicago skyline. >> these wardrobe essentials are on sale through saturday at sears where america shops for value. >> reporter: and it was back to school shopping headquarters for moms. that's me, age 11 in colorado all sears head to toe. check out the pants. pretty snazzy, but sears began struggling. then bad financial decisions and online shopping began taking their toll. >> i haven't shopped at sears in a long time but i used to shop at sears all the time and i'll miss it and i think it did fill a niche. >> for a lot of -- like for my
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parents it's sad because they grew up going to sears. >> reporter: sears' last profitable year was in 2010. they filed for bankruptcy in october. >> they didn't reinvest in their stores. they didn't make the merchandise exciting. they didn't change with the times. >> reporter: sears is just the latest retailer to struggle. macy's is downsizing. toys r us is out of business. clair's brick stone, nine west and walking company all filed for bankruptcy last year. now former ceo eddie lampert is making one last push to keep alive a shrunken version of sears. if he doesn't come up with $120 million and a viable plan by 4:00 p.m. today sears will be headed for a bankruptcy option as soon as next week. so this could be the end of a company that dates back to 1886. one of the most iconic brand names in the country.
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really beloved, but the question really is, when was the last time you shopped at sears? >> i know. >> still got those shorts? >> reporter: hey, it was either that or tough skins, you know what i mean? i opted for the bob hope look. >> you look good. i was going to say, we'll always have your picture though. >> thank you. still ahead this morning with so many people looking to lose weight at the start of the year, we are going to be busting some popular diet myths including why you should be snacking throughout the day.
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as we go hour by hour, rain chances are moving through and it will be off and on, but the general trend will be for much less rain going into the evening and by tomorrow partly cloudy skies, another storm system approaches the bay area on friday that will continue into the evening and the start offal weekend. let's get an update on the commute now from mike. >> we still have the big jam
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northbound 101 and wet roadways. the jam is because the continued closure of the majority of lanes north 101 at mckee, only your left lane gets by there, the deadly crash investigation, and clear of the crash and debris continues. you are jammed up for about seven miles. just basically consider it from the 85 split, you're jammed 101. folks using monterey, 85, 87, capital expressway to get around, jamming up the rest of the b is, the ripple effect down there. the rest of the bay experiences some rain so there is a slower drive headed toward the bay bridge and south 680 toward stone valley. happening now, just a day after governor gavin newsom announces plans for a wildfire prevention, president trump is responding, he took to twitter this morning to say billions of dollars are sent to the state of california for forest fires, unless they get their act together, which is highly unlikely i ordered fema to send no more money. nbc news is reporting rod rosenstein plans to leave the
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peanuts. let's see. >> but does it really work? we'll have the results just ahead. and feeling the burn. we're teaming up for the launch of our get fit today challenge. how you at home can join in with us on the fitness fun, today wednesday january 9th, 2019 ♪ >> best friends from houston, texas. >> we're the walden family from reno, nevada. >> checking off my bucket list at the "today" show! >> the eldridge family from washington, d.c. >> happy 16th birthday to our grandson eli. >> hi, mom and dad. >> in louisiana. >> shoutout to our friends in nashville! >> and a shoutout to all the folks on our plaza this morning. al's meeting and greeting. we'll get out and do the same in just a few. if you can't be on our plaza, you can still send a video in.
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>> we do love that. we love when you guys send your videos in, and maybe we'll feature it on our program. >> record the short video, you send it to us and say something like hey, i'm craig from columbia, south carolina, wishing a happy 5th birthday to my niece, something like that. then the #mytodayplaza. >> is it your niece's birthday? >> it is not. >> that would be perfect. >> i was using an example. the president has taken his push for a border wall to a new level, but his prime time address and the democratic response appeared to offer little hope of ending the standoff or reopening the government. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joins us with the latest. both sides dug in. >> reporter: no new concessions from either side. little room for optimism even as democrats nancy pelosi and chuck schumer return here to the white house this afternoon. the president in those scripted remarks warning of a growing
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humanitarian and national security crisis and again, claiming a barrier at the border is the on tly way to keep americans safe. president trump in prime time delivering a familiar pitch from a different setting, selling his hard line immigration plan in his first ever oval office address. >> this is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. >> now 19 days into a government shutdown, a political stalemate all but ensuring 800,000 federal workers will not get paychecks this friday. the president is not offering a single new proposal or idea instead emphasizing the same dire message about violence and crime that helped propel him to the white house. >> i've held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief stricken fathers, so sad. so terrible. how much more american blood must we shed before congress
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does its job. >> president trump blaming his political opponents for the shutdown. >> the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only, because democrats will not fund border security. >> and frequently fudging the facts on that border wall. >> at the request of democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. >> but democrats have repeatedly resisted a wall regardless of what it's made of. democratic leaders responding forcefully to president trump. in a rare joint rebuttal, house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer accusing the president of misrepresenting the truth. >> president trump must stop holding the american people hostage. >> even taking aim at his use of the oval office. >> this president just used the backdrop of the oval office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his
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administration. >> all while refusing to give the president any money for his border wall. >> the symbol of america should be the statue of liberty, not a 30 foot wall. >> reporter: the president heads to the border tomorrow. this afternoon he'll head to capitol hill to meet with senate republicans. last night notably, he did not declare a national emergency to go around congress to get that wall built, but that may still be on the table if this stalemate sticks. hoda and savannah. >> thank you. this morning there's a deepening mystery over the death of an army special forces veteran who worked as a defense contractor in iraq. he was fatally injured, possibly by members of the u.s. military. now officials are trying to figure out what happened. this morning an investigation is underway to determine if two u.s. marines and a navy corp.sman had a role in the death of a former green beret. the employee was supporting u.s. special operations in iraq. the u.s. officials familiar with
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the investigation say the contractor was found in his barracks in urbile iraq with severe head trauma. he was flown to the military hospital in germany where he died on friday. the naval criminal investigative service is investigating whether a fight early on new year's day led to his death. it follows last year's murder of green beret army staff sergeant logan melger in mali. lockheed martin declining to confirm the identity of the employee citing the family's wishes saying in a statement, though, lockheed martin was saddened to learn of the loss of one of our employees who was fatally injured while supporting special operations forces adding we are supporting the naval criminal investigative service as they can you be the an investigation into the circumstances of his death. a spokesman for the naval criminal investigative service declined to comment saying ncis does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations.
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now, according to two u.s. officials, the marines and sailor who are under investigation have not been detained and remain on duty in iraq. we have the news covered. how about a little morning boost, shall we? a texas man who came to this country for a better life 22 years ago had to leave his brother behind. here's what happened when the brother surprised him recently inside a houston area diner. take a look. >> dad. oh. >> dad, are you okay? >> we would show you the whole hug, but it went on for three straight minutes. you could not pry those two apart. everyone else in the family was crying. it was one of those moments, 22 years in the making. >> wow. >> can you feel it? definitely. >>. we've got a lot more ahead this morning, including the all star lineup taking part in a new
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that could very well save your life if you're one of the millions of americans with a food allergy. >> jeff rossen is here to show us how it works. >> good morning to you, life with a peanut allergy is not easy at all. every piece of food you eat, they're constantly checking food labels. when eating out you have to ask the waiters are there peanuts in that dish, and if your child has the allergy you have to monitor them nonstop, too, if you don't it can be deadly. now there's a new device on the market that says it can test for peanuts in food. this could be a huge help to millions of you if it works. so this morning we're trying it out. >> the headlines are frightening. this 15-year-old girl with a peanut allergy died after accidentally eating a cookie with peanut butter in it at a friend's house. she didn't see the label hiding under the already open package. but now this new device, the nima peanut sensor that's
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designed to avoid mistakes. the makers say it can detect peanuts in food whether you're at a restaurant or at home, but does it really work? to show you we've come here to the bakery in l.a. they're going to bake me two separate cakes. cake number one is going to be made with peanuts. the peanuts will be ground up and inside the batter. the other cake won't be baked with any peanuts at all. we're going to see if this pocket-sized sensor. it does fit right inside your pocket. we're going to see if this sensor can tell which cake is which. let's head to the kitchen. >> the baker gets cracking, whisking, and mixing, making sure to keep one batch far away from the peanuts. the other has them in. after both cakes get frosted and decorated, it's time to bring in the sensor. >> okay. here we go. these are the two cakes. this one does not have peanuts
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in it. this one right here does have the peanuts in it. we're going to follow the instructions. i'm going to cut right into the cake like this. now, i'm going to take a piece of the knife. i'm going to get in here. you just want a tiny little piece, pea-sized it says in the instruction. pea sized piece just like this. you put it into the test capsule like that. that's it. then you twist this on like this. make sure it snaps. got it. then we're going to put it right into the tester like that. hit start, and it's testing for peanuts. let's see. >> it grinds and mixes the food inside the sensor and in a few minutes, there it is, a smiley face, which means there are no peanuts in this cake. it worked. now let's see if it can spot the peanuts in the cake with the peanuts. i follow the same instructions, putting a sample into the tester
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and waiting for the results, and there it is, a picture of a peanut. it says peanut found. very simple. if you had a child with a nut allergy you would know it can't eat this cake. >> will it work on prepackaged foods you buy at the grocery store and bring home? >> we brought granola bars. there are no peanuts in these granola bars. over here we have peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars. i take a sample of each and run them through the sensor. no peanuts in the no peanut granola bars. the sensor even goes a step further saying it can detect trace amounts of peanuts. like a random raisin in a bowl of trail mix. i run it one more time with a raisin. >> can you hear that? bring the mic in. come on in here. you can hear it. it's like churning up the rai n raisin. >> and then the results. wow, there it is, the picture of
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the peanut, peanut found on that little raisin in a bowl of trail mix. five of five times the sensor nailed it. crazy. >> the sensor is a bit pricey, about $290. it comes with a dozen test capsules. on the website, the company that makes the device says it has a 97.6% accuracy rate, but that shouldn't be the only way to check for peanuts in your food, talk to the wait staff, read the labeling, don't stop doing that, and most importantly always carry an epipen with you if you're allergic to peanuts. this could be an extra layer of protection. back to you guys. >> jeff, thank you. >> a lot of parents will think that might be a good solution for them. >> absolutely. talking about looking at a storm that's going to be making wa its way from texas to the northeast. we've got wet weather from seattle to los angeles. lake effect snow in the northeast to new england. a system tracking through texas
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bringing snow developing from illinois on into missouri. we're looking for it to continue east on saturday. snow from kansas to new jersey and depending on the track of this system, could make its way into the northeast. this high pressure, though, starts to build in, but it's bringing in colder moisture air off the atlantic. coastal low will develop. if this moves further north, heavier snow to the north. here's what we look at right now, the heaviest snow is going to be stretching from missouri through southern illinois, indiana, ohio, and on into the appalachians. but we have to watch this. if it sees a storm move up to the north a little bit, heavier snow moves into the good morning. i'm carrie hall. here's a look at storm ranger. as we continue our microclimate weather alert, pockets of heavy rain moving through and gusty winds. wind advisory will be expiring around 10:00 this morning as we see some of the heavier rain moving through parts of sonoma
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and napa counties. as we head towards the south bay, mostly lighter showers. but still a wet commute for a lot of people heading out. throughout the day, rain will become a lot less activity, a lot less activity on the radar and clearing out tonight. and t weather. i yield the floor to mr. daly. >> we all love keith urban around here, especially these two to my left, savannah and hoda. he's one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. >> 100%. >> take a look at what happened in august. >> you're like one of the nicest guys we've ever met. >> thank you very much. it's like family here we've been here so many times now. >> we love it. i remember the first time we met i couldn't believe you even knew my name. >> he really is. incredibly nice. it comes as no surprise to any of us that when nicole kidman opened up in people magazine about her husband that she fell in love with his sweet nature, speaking as to when she knew he was the one, it was my 30th birthday and he stood outside
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with gardenias at 5:00 a.m. on my stoop in new york. that's when i went this is the man i hope i get to marry. you can read more of nicole's full interview. it's in newsstands on friday. up next, a big announcement from nbc yesterday, some even saying a king-sized announcement. stars are gathering together to honor elvis presley, hosted by blake shelton. shawn men december, keith urban, ed sheeran, jennifer lopez, john legend, it's an awesome lineup. lisa marie presley will be there to make a special appearance. this concert is a tribute to elvis's '68 comeback special which aired nearly 50 years ago. you can tune in february 17th at 9:00 p.m. and finally, hoda, you had a chance to sit down with another one of our favorites, michael
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b buble. >> what is a quote you live by? >> people will never remember what you said or what you did, but they'll never forget how you made them feel. >> that quote is one of my favorites too. >> do you know who actually said it? >> maya angelou. >> no. >> really? >> test test quotes. >> is that how you live your life? >> that's how i live every day. >> he shared two quotes. the other you shared had me laughing so hard. i guess we can't repeat it. >> just watch it online. >> you were crying. >> he's so funny. >> i don't think people know how funny he is. >> very funny sense of humor. check that out when you go to today.com and good stuff there. >> have time for a daly click? >> yes, i do. a wedding ring bearer is usually good for an adorable moment or two, right? this good boy takes adorable to
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the next level. roll the tape. look at this dapper dog filling the role of best ring boy of all time. a remote control car right down the aisle, definitely earned himself a treat after that performance. >> that's incredible. >> isn't that nice? there you go. that is your daly click today, everybody. >> all right, savannah. >> cute. now to our ongoing resolution revolution. this morning five diet myths busted. there are a lot of plans out there full of promises, but of course also plen ty of pitfalls and excuses. and nutrition director at good housekeeping has a new book. it's called dressing on the side and other diet myths debunked. >> let's do it. >> you packed a lot in there, jackie, congrats on the book. >> thank you. >> let's walk through the myths. the first one is about we have to cut out.
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we have to have less. >> yes, so we're all about eating more, 2019 is the year of more. so more vegetables, more fruit, more plant-based protein, more seafo seafood. these are all things we're under consuming. so focusing on eating more of these things can help us make better healthier changes for the long haul. >> that goes right to it, eat real. >> exactly. look for a whole real food as the first ingredient. that's the number one way to make sure you're eating a wholesome nutritious diet. choosing oranges instead of orange juice or let's say the real soup instead of the kind of dried veggie chips. we're looking at the closest to nature as possible. >> you say think versatility? >> we want things you can use in multiple ways. canned tomatoes you can use in sauce, you can also use them in soup. things you can use multiple different ways are the best ways to make the most out of your grocery shopping experience. >> i'm moving you on to myth number two. i need a post holiday detox? >> no, no detox here.
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we want to chew. we don't want to drink. >> a lot of those detoxes are shakes. >> teas, all of these drinks you're not going to get the sen sensory benefits of how you're going to feel when you sit down to eat a veggie filled meal. definitely chew, that's number one. next is be wary of the word proven. all of us in the scientific community is looking at links. there's really nothing that we can say definitively is proourch. it's a r -- proven. >> it's a red flag. >> start with breakfast, do we fast, do we not eat breakfast? >> often we try to restrict earlier in the day to kind of cut back. it's a little bit of this propagating of a myth that we have to eat less and keep eating less, if we start with a bigger breakfast we're more likely to burn energy throughout the day and make better choices. >> myth three, people say i
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can't do it. i don't have will power, how do you conquer that? >> i call this the seconds decision tree, drink, snack, sleep. first rule out biology. a lot of times we're eating when we're actually thirsty. it's a little bit of a sub clinical dehydration. start with 16 ounces of an unsweetened beverage and then make a decision about whether to snack. >> every three to four hours, eat a combo of protein and fiber, an apple with a piece of cheese or some nut butter when you're on the go and maybe a latte. that can also count. definitely none of us are getting enough sleep. you can also caffeinate if you need to or if it's late at night, go to bed. >> actually do the sleep. caffeine can help with your appetite, too, right? >> exactly. >> myth four, i'm addicted to sugar. >> we're not addicted to sugar, it's just that sugar is ubiquitous in our diet. we're drinking it. we're eating in it places we didn't know it previously one. number one, skip all sugary
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beverages. sparkling water, excellent. >> eat dessert? >> make the conscious choice to eat dessert. look for treats you love in 250 calories or less form. that's going to be some chocolate after dinner. think about the fact that we're intended to eat dessert after we've eaten a meal. if we eat dessert all day that's how we overconsume. >> dessert in disguises. >> gluten free, they can still be loaded with sugar. >> this is about going out and what you've got to do. >> no more dressing on the side. we want to make choices that are both nourishing, satisfying, filling and we want to think about location overall, so if you're at a pizza place, you're there to eat the pizza. think about it that way. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. you can find out more about the book at today.com/shop. straight ahead, we are getting warmed up for our get fit today challenge. plus, music sensation george
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ezra right here live after a check of your local news and weather. >>. ♪ was blessed by the gods of me and i )m ... we )ve been following a deadly crash in the south bay good morning. 8:26. i'm scott mcgrew. following a deadly crash all morning after a box truck overturned. chp says the driver fell asleep at the wheel shortly after 3:45 this morning, swerved off 101 near mcgehee road, ran into a concrete container can iing the passenger in that truck. the area was closed for hours as investigators sorted through the scene. mike joins us. not much better now. >> we continue to follow that. remember the tragedy of the person who died there, but the headache for the folks who are stuck in the track. wet roadways and jammed. 101 only the one lane gets by at mckee. now, the truck is on its wheels.
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a second truck trying to pull it from the area as soon as they get the debris picked up. this is slow for the entire area. that ripple effect there. that is the worst for the bay. everything else we just warn about wet roads. bay bridge not a major issue. 880, slower there toward the toll plaza where the rain over near oakland. back to you. >> thanks. for local news in half hour. we'll see you then.
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♪ hey, everybody, 8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it is a beautiful day. the 9th day of january. happy birthday to any january 9th babies out there. it's sunny, but it's kind of chilly i have to say right here in midtown. >> hi, everybody. >> wait a minute, i love this coat. >> wow. >> omg. >> was that from the christmas tree lighting? >> just been waiting for an opportunity. >> i like it.
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>> i love it. >> another thing we like, we like the crowd moments. susan, oh, susan. susan, it's your 55th birthday? >> yes, sir. >> happy birthday. >> thank you so much. >> and where's your husband david? >> behind every great woman. >> absolutely. >> he's a good man. >> couldn't do it without him. >> having a good birthday? >> yes, sir, the best. >> very nice. you guys are part of the furlough? >> absolutely. >> but you came down here and made the most of it. we hope you get back to work soon. >> happy birthday, susan. >> happy birthday, guys. >> that's nice. guys, jana and dylan are here for the start of our get fit today challenge. this is happening, folks. we are all going to divide into teams for a friendly competition. i didn't know it was a competition. >> we've made it a competition. >> we hope that it inspires everybody, maybe you'll want to come along with it. >> hoda really wanted it to be a competition. >> i kind of did want it to be a competition a little bit. >> i thought we were all wearing
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sweatpants so i underdressed. >> sunny and i are a team. long walks. >> we have 25-year-old singer song writer known for his big kind of deep baritone voice. his name is george ezra. he's from the u.k. we're excited that he's here. he's going to perform a special performance in a little bit. megan boone, star of "the blacklist," she's going to talk about the show's latest twists and turns. also, former reality star chad dean showing off a remarkable transformation since the show "my 600 pound life." he's dropped more than 400 pounds and he's kept the weight off. >> that's amazing. mr. roker, you got a check of the weather? >> let's show you what you have. lake effect windy conditions around our great lakes, rain and windy conditions from the pacific northwest down into central california. high surf advisories in southern california. they continue tomorrow. snow showers through the western plains. lake effect snow continues
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through the great lakes, especially lake erie and lake ontario. sunny and cooler through the southeast, sunshine from the upper mississippi river valley down into good morning. i'm carrie hall. we are under a microclimate weather alert. storm ranger shows rain over some of the same areas we've seen all morning long. mostly over parts of the santa cruz mountains, south bay as well as the north bay. a closer look, pockets of downpours in spots. we're going to see at times some of the waves of rain continuing to move through and breezy wins. there will be much more of a break into the afternoon. and tomorrow is looking dry but we'll be watching out for patchy fog. one way to keep warm on the plaza as we get ready for our get fit today challenge. craig. >> plaza jumping, that's impressive mr. roker. that's right, sir. keeping warm and getting fit. we're limbering up as well for
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the launch of our big fitness challenge. these guys are going to help. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back. we are kicking off a brand new series this morning, get fit today. we've been talking a lot about our resolution revolution all month, and now it's time for us to break a sweat, feel the burn and reach our 2019 goals. the experts from men's health and women's health magazines are going to put us to work the we're joined by their editors in chief, richard dormant, liz plaucer. i'm in the middle of physical therapy for a bum back, so i'm going to bow out. what's in store for our gang over the next ten weeks, liz? >> we have such an exciting program in mind for them. we've divided the anchors into three different teams, and each one has a goal they'll be working toward over the course of ten weeks.
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it's going to be a lot of fun. >> regardless of what they're doing, they're all going to be using muscles they didn't know they had, they're going to be pushing themselves in ways they didn't know they're capable of, and they're going to be sweating a lot and having a whole lot of fun. >> let's meet our first team, come on out, anchor team number one, there you go. hoda and al. >> we're ready, hi guys. >> let's go ahead and check out what these guys wanted to get done in the new year. have a look. >> hoda and i are going to bike 1,000 miles. >> how far is a thousand miles? from where to where? >> from here. >> from new york to? >> iowa. i think. calves on fire. >> i'm exhausted. >> what i like about biking is you sit, you know? you're sitting. it's comfy. >> i only like exercise where there's music involved so it drowns out the hyper ventilation. so i like loud, cranked up, i
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feel like you can get lost in the music. you can have a ball. you're drenched and you don't realize it. you know what we could do? >> what? >> as we're doing this ride you and i come up with the most awesome play list. >> what do you say we put the pedal to the metal. >> how are we going to do a thousand miles in ten weeks? >> i think they have it in them. what's so cool is they already have a workout they click with. the point of the next ten weeks will be taking it up a notch, and also we're going to add some cross trailing to really support the muscles you're using to bike that thousand miles. >> nobody told us about that. >> strength training, it will make you a stronger cyclists. >> experts said we should run 500 miles, and al said a thousand. he doubled it. >> you guys took it up a notch. >> that's inspiring. good luck. >> let's meet our anchor team number two. here they come. >> oh, savannah and jenna.
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>> one, two three. >> dancing into the new year. >> we are ready to dance. >> wow. is this foreshadowing of movements to come. let's take a look at the tape. >> for me it's just to exercise at all. i have been sitting on my rear end for months. >> the thing is savannah and i are workout buddies but over the last year it's fallen off. >> it's completely fallen off. >> probably a will the lot of m relate. if we have the choice of hanging out with our kids together and maybe having a drink, we sometimes choose that. but if we go ahead and put into place a calendar date to work out a couple of times a week, we'll make it happen. >> we thought about running for cardio, and then we looked at the forecast, and it's really cold right now. we're going to dance for 45 minutes. it's not going to be pretty. >> and some of us feel we're good dancers, especially if we've had a few cocktails. >> some of us are just a mom
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dancer. >> i'm not somebody who can go to the gym and do reps. it's so boring. but this seems like fun. >> i think it will help us get more steps in, but also help us with our confidence. >> it's really good for your brain health, too. >> we're into it. and we're dance moms. it would be a good party trick. >> you ready to dance? >> i'm ready to dance. dance moms usa. >> the big money is on hoda and al. >> carson. >> well you guys are going to dance. pub crawls, a dance crawl. >> liz, what is the program in all seriousness for these two? n >> it's the workout that doesn't feel like a workout. you have so much fun. you're using all of your muscles. you're burning tons of calories, you're sweating. you're listening to loud music. you're with a buddy. it's going to be great. at the end of the week we're going to be counting on your fit bit, here's the big whammy. you will be performing a routine at the conclusion of this
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challenge to see how amazing at dance cardio. >> let's sell tickets. >> like dance moms, we're going to be performing a routine right here. >> that's awesome. >> maybe we'll teach you guys a routine. >> this is going to be like dancing in the bars. >> let's meet our third and final anchor team. come on out. there they are! >> craig melvin. >> impressive! tough competition. guys, welcome to it. let's take a look at the tape and see what your fitness goals were for 2019. >> our goal is to increase our core strength and our flexibility because dylan can't touch her toes. >> i can't touch my toes. can you? >> yeah, i think so. let's see. not in this jacket. >> you can't touch your toes either. >> yeah, i can. >> we're going to increase our core strength. i hit 40 this year, and i read in some article as you get older that's one thing that's supposed to help keep you younger, a nice strong core. >> i have a terrible back. i have really bad scoliosis, and
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i feel like if my core was stronger that would help support my back and maybe i'd be in less pain. when's the last time you've done a plank? >> i don't plank as often. >> i can't even tell you the last time i planked. >> we're expecting to feel like winners. you ready to get fit today? >> let's do it. >> core strength and flexibility. these are two things that go hand in hand. >> they are, and being strong isn't just about big biceps or carrying people in on your back. your body needs strength all day every day to protect yourself from injury, but also to push you to do the things you want to do in your everyday life. you don't just get that by lifting weights. you get it by combining weights with body weight exercises and things you may have never tried before like pill ates or yoga. we're going to be timing your planks over the course of the program to see how your core strength is developing, and we're also going to be testing your flexibility throughout the program.
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i'm pretty sure at the end of it you're going to be feeling looser and more limber than you ever have. >> when you walk through the gym, you see lots of versions of planks. where should your butt be in a plank? >> you want a nice flat plane. >> i think we have that. maybe we can get an idea of whether or not. >> that looks good. >> dylan. >> that's a great plank. >> is that a good plank? >> that's a great plank. >> squeezing the glut there. >> how long can you hold that? >> dylan's already fit. >> she did it for a minute and 20 seconds. >> our goal to double it by the end. >> craig, what did you do? >> i just want to beat craig. i've turned this into a competition. >> versus each other? >> that's a great team. >> have you ever planked? >> i'm not a big pilates guy. >> i've never done pilates oreo -- or yoga or anything like that.
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>> another thing for people at home, we want you guys to get involved as well, and liz, rich, the buddy buddy part of this, why is that important? >> it's so huge. having a workout buddy makes you accountable. there's tons of research on this. people say if they have somebody to meet for a workout they're 80 person more likely to stick with it and a third more likely to lose weight on the program. not that that's the goal. it's a nice side benefit. >> why wouldn't we? >> are you guys ready? >> now we want you at home to join all the weekly workout plans at today.com. pick a team that's in line with your fitness goals. tweet us your -- >> pick us! >> use #getfittoday. coming up next, we've got music to get you moving. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this is a fight. not to the finish.
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but to the beginning. a fight that can only be won, if we stand together for one cause. him. expert care for every new beginning.
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the city concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. george ezra is one of the hottest artists out there right now. he's touring the world in support of his sophomore album. >> plus, he hosts his own podcast featuring in depth conversations with other famous musicians. welcome. we've heard a lot about you. there have been some comparisons to ed sheeran. you were telling me you were singing like a 14-year-old kid in the house like it was nothing. when did you decide like this is the thing i want to do? >> it wasn't something i really decided to do. it just snowballed. it was something i always loved doing, so you don't question it, and then all of a sudden two people turns into ten, ten turns into, and it grows. >> did you think you were good when you were young? >> i don't think i questioned that. i just think i enjoyed it. >> the album title quite
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literally you wrote the album while you were sitting at a friend's? >> i went over to barcelona for a month, and instead of staying in a hotel for the month, i found a stranger on the internet renting out their spare room. >> stop it. >> so i walked up, and yeah, my host was this girl. it was amazing. she worked monday to friday, so i didn't really see much of her, so i just explored the city. >> what did she think of the thing being named after her? >> i did run it by her. i didn't want to scare her. >> you've a great singer. what are you going to sing for us? >> we are going to perform a song called "shotgun". >> big hit. ♪ home grown alligator, see you later, got to hit the road, got to hit the road ♪ ♪ sunny change in the atmosphere, architecture, unfamiliar, i can get used to
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this ♪ ♪ time flies by in the yellow and green, stick around and you'll see what i mean ♪ ♪ there's a mountaintop that i'm dreaming of, if you need me you know where i'll be ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun feeling like a someone ♪ ♪ south of the equator, navigating, got to hit the road, got to hit the road ♪ ♪ deep sea diving, round the clock, bikini bottoms, lagger tops ♪ ♪ i could get used to this ♪ time flies by in the yellow and green, stick around and you'll see what i mean ♪ ♪ there's a mountaintop that i'm
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dreaming of ♪ ♪ if you need me, you know where i'll be ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun ♪ ♪ feeling like a someone, i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun feeling like a someone ♪ ♪ we got two in the front, two in the back ♪ ♪ sailing along, and we don't look back ♪ ♪ time flies by in the yellow and green, stick around and you'll see what i mean ♪ ♪ there's a mountaintop that i'm dreaming of ♪ ♪ if you need me, you know where i'll be ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone ♪
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♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone, someone, some e someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone ♪
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♪ i'll be riding shotgun >> yes! >> wow! that was awesome! oh, my god, and the horns and everything, you all. that was awesome. you made us all so happy. that's what we needed today, exactly what we needed. thank you, george. again, the album is out now and so is the second season of his cool podcast, it's called george ezra and friends. we're back in a moment. but first. >>his is t sfx: squeak
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sfx: feet shuffling sfx: slice sfx: gasp sfx: inhale. exhale. sfx: lights scraping on roof sfx: metallic scrape sfx: grunt covered california. it's more than just health care. it's life care. we love time to celebrate some birthdays. >> here we go. first up, we've got a happy 100th birthday to eva fowler, a proud grandma from nashville, tennessee. loves spending time with her two kids and four grandkids. next up, leo roberts of
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columbia, missouri, a cross country traveler celebrating 100 years. he served in the navy during world war ii. happy 100th birthday. we want to tell him thank you for his service. happy 100th birthday to willie bruce of dallas, texas. he says the secret to longevity is staying active. and she loves taking silly pictures of her grandkids. that's right. chris lonman is 100. she's traveled all over the world and speaks several languages, and last but not least, happy 105th birthday to grace of west palm beach, florida. the secret to her longevity, she eats ice cream every night. >> there you go. >> you ever do a smuckers 100 and someone does 105 later? have you ever done that before? >> i think we have. >> we've got five easy keto lunch ideas today.
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they're really useful if you happen to be doing that diet. plus why moms don't need new year's resolutions. one woman's arguments for bracing the mess striking a chord with a lot of parents. you can catch that on today.com/allday. don't go away. we'll be right back here in four minutes. don't go anywhere. >> what do you have going on? >> we've got megan boone from the blacklist. >> that guy from my 600 pound life. >> lost 400 pounds, kept it off. happening today -- oakland )s police chief good morning. 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. oakland's police chief plans to talk about a disturbing hit and run the end was caught on camera here. last wednesday, a 14-year-old boy struck by a car, dragged four city blocks near the fruitdale b.a.r.t. station. main and woman in the car caught on video.
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as of last week, the boy in critical condition. and just today, after governor gavin newsom announces his plans for wildfire prevention, president trump is taking to twitter to say this. billions of dollars are sent to the state of california for forest fires. unless they get their act together which is highly unlikely, i have ordered fema to send no more money. nbc news reporting this morning that deputy attorney general rod rosenstein plans to leave the justice department. sources say that will happen shortly after william barr, the president's nominee for attorney general, is confirmed. lots that we're working on in our 11:00 a.m. newscast. you can follow us all morning @nbcbayarea.com. busy day in weather and traffic. we'll have that for you coming up in half an hour. a look at th
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launching tomorrow morning that may make it easier to a new way for you to commute. >> a new look at the ferry service launching tomorrow morning that may make it easier to get into san francisco. >> plus a woman says her laminate floor didn't last. >> tomorrow morning from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. >> today on california live, how to look a decade younger with
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the time machine, plus chef martin yen gives us a tour of san francisco's chinatown this morning at 11:30 on nbc bay area.
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from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. i'm al, and we've got savannah sitting in here, craig, dylan, our pal sheinelle is not here. >> under the weather. >> she finally took a day off, a sick day. >> that's right. remember, yesterday we were talking about cold versus flu, you don't want to spread germs. sheinelle told us she was working on something. take a look, this is what happened yesterday. >> my take away there though is if someone shows up to work sick, there's a good chance the colleagues who work with them are also going to get sick. >> nobody here is going to get sick. b

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