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. good morning, breaking news. anti-trump protests break out in cities coast to coast overnight. one demonstration in portland, oregon, turning violent. police calling it a riot donald trump back to tweeting what he's saying about the protesters this morning. making peace. >> if you succeed, then the country succeed. >> the president and the president-elect meet for the first time in the oval office. >> i very much look forward to dealing with the president. >> the first lady and first lady to be sitting down to tea. what was said behind closed
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fill positions in the new administration. the trump transition team submits dozens of names to the federal government to be granted the nation's highest security clearances. an inside look at a list with more than a few surprises today. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller a. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" a friday morning, not just any friday morning. it's veterans day. happy to have lester here for matt and our plaza is filled with some wonderful members of our military. we've got navy, air force, marines. the west point band in a little bit. >> warming up the crowd a moment ago. great to have them here and thanks to all our vets. let's begin with our breaking news this morning. new protests erupting after donald trump after he spent his first day in washington since
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and we're so happy to have andy card here. he was involved with george w. bush's transition team and served as his chief of staff and tell us what it is like to plan a government in a few short days. but let us start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> savannah and lester, good morning to you. the anger still boiling over after an oval office visit a really good meeting with good nouns of protesters overnight chanting among other things, we reject the president-elect. a second night of protests across the country, tens of thousands taking to the streets of at least 25 cities. with some demonstrations held outside trump properties. the worst out west in portland, oregon, where police publicly declared a riot after protesters smashed car windows. overnight donald trump tweeting
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professional protesters incited by the media are protesting. very unfair. earlier in the day, president-elect trump, who won the white house by campaigning against washington as an outsider, has become the ultimate insider. >> we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, then the country succeeds. >> reporter: welcome to his new office by its current occupant, president obama. after a fierce rivalry amplified during a bitter campaign, their first ever visit face-to-face lasting 90 minutes. >> mr. president a great honor being with you and i look forward being with you many, many more times. >> reporter: sitting for tea and tours the residence michelle obama and melania trump. walking the south lawn, jared kushner, trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisors. with the president's chief of staff, dennis mcdonough. after a presidential salute
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preview of his new life. what it's like to be at the center of the nation's capital and the leader of the free world. with the senate's top republican, mitch mcconnell. earlier getting a view from the capital where he'll be sworn in his 45th president. his guide, house speaker paul ryan. >> i think we're are going to d some spectacular spectacular things for the american we can't get started fast enough. >> reporter: ryan during the campaign refusing to defend trump. now praising him. >> the donald trump we saw at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning on tuesday night was a president. >> reporter: among the issues topping president-elect trump's to-do list -- immigration, health care and job creation. still, trump may face strong democratic opposition. bernie sanders on twitter pledging, if trump takes people's anger and turns it against muslims, hispanics, african-americans and women, we will be his worst nightmare.
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say whether he would have beaten trump. >> what good does it do now? you know? the election is over. >> reporter: less than nine hours after attacking those protests as unfair, president-elect trump struck a more conciliatory tone -- love the fact that the protesters have great passion for our country. we will come together. one of president-elect trump's toughest i obviously means making those uncomfortable with him comfortable that he will be the president of all americans. >> peter alexander at the white house, thank you. meantime, nbc news is learning more this morning about the people being considered for key positions in the trump administration. some of them, high-profile. others highly controversial. nbc's hallie jackson is in washington with more on that. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, lester, good morning to you. today the transition team will
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picks for each top administration post, and then getting ready to present them to president-elect donald trump. it means that starting today, we'll start to get a better sense of who he will pick to run this city and this nation. donald trump's white house taking shape. his transition team working fast to figure out who goes where. multiple campaign sources tell nbc news high-profile people are in the mix for high-profile positions. like chris christie, newt gingrich, and rudy giuliani who didn't rule out attorney general rumors. >> i certainly have the energy and there is probably nobody that knows the justice department better than me. >> reporter: former congressman mike rogers giving a "no comment" to word he could be cia chief. all on a specialist for special security clearance. nbc's cynthia mcfadden reports exclusively that the president-elect's team has named nearly 30 people to whom they'd like to give access to the most sensitive details of american
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former members of congress and the military, like senator jeff sessions and retired general mike flynn. maybe not outsiders, but some are outspoken. like john bolton, an ambassador to the u.n. under president bush. political insiders hunting for clues in trump's every move. like his decision to bring son-in-law jared kushner to the white house thursday walking the south lawn with president obama's chief of staff. kushner he's not allowed. federal law prohibits relatives from taking paid staff positions. that rules out ivanka, donned junior and eric, too. but overnight, trump staffers submitting ideas for other names as the transition team puts together a list of up to five options for each cabinet position. aiming for geographic diversity, not all from new york or d.c. trump values loyalty and that will likely be rewarded with
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option for chief of staff. another, rnc chair reince priebus. >> i would be honored to continue to help him in any way that i can. >> reporter: trump's transition team has an official government website, greatagain.gov. not only intended to try to draw in some folks for names for political appointee positions, but also, in true donald trump fashion touts his many trump properties, hotels and golf courses around the world. >> hallie jackson, george w. bush's chief of staff. of course heavily involved in the bush team's transition to the white house. mr. card, good morning. you are the perfect guest to be here this morning. let's talk about the tone of transition before we get into the mechanics. you were there. the outgoing president really sets that tone. we've seen how president obama has responded. and he gave a lot of credit to your boss, former president bush, for setting a proper tone as well. >> president obama did a
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america that created wounds that are awkward. i happen to think we celebrate our democracy by best showing that we can transfer power without being ugly. president obama certainly did a good job. president bush created the good precedent. he allowed for the transitions to be done actually before the election. there was a lot of work done. president obama continued that tradition and actually got some support from the congress. so this year, both teams that were competing -- trump and clinton -- hadns so there's been more groundwork done for this transition than any time in history. >> i know you believe that the chief of staff job is the first one he should address. tell me why. >> well, the chief of staff -- the only bureaucracy in washington that is not kind of dictated by congress happens to be the bureaucracy at the white house. the president gives definition to the country and certainly to the world who about the united states is.
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i think it is important for the president to name a chief of staff very, very early on. president clinton when he came to office, about the last person he named to be on his inner circle meant most of the people in the cabinet or the white house had already been identified and a matt didn't really have the gravitas given to him to help manage the daily operations of the white house. so i think it is important to name a chief of staff very early. it should be someone who can speak speak truth to power. it should be someone who is there not to please the president, even though they serve at the pleasure of the president. they've got to tell the president what he needs to know, no the necessarily what he wants to know. even though the little piece of paper that is fancy that hangs on your wall that you all brag about, it says that you serve at the pleasure of the president for the time being. it is redundant and it is insecurity on purpose. but your job is not to win the
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it's to tell the president what he needs to know to do the job. >> a lot of people have observed that this time of transition before january 20th and the days and months after, in some ways the country is at its most vulnerable because you have new people coming in and learning these jobs, and everybody thinks about national security. tell me what's done -- give some reassurance about how the new administration will be ready. >> the new administration -- first of all, they will be very organized and planned. they'll probably have a plan and everything will be expected to happen click, click, click, perfectly. but the reality is the world doesn't follow the 100-day plan. something bad will happen and someone will test us, one of our enemies will think they have a vulnerable opportunity for the united states to expose iself and they will do something. you have to be ready for that. you have to plan for it but you don't have to broadcast it. but yes, on day one, the president is the president. it's not like the transition to be president is a process.
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the responsibility and you have to be prepared for bad things to happen. >> president bush even implemented -- they called it a table read, almost a drill to have that new team meet with the old team so they'd be ready for anything. >> president bush, george w. bush, did a great job of preparing the obama incoming team with real kind tabletop exercises about a disaster. and it was very helpful. >> andy card, great to have you here. when it became clear on election night that donald trump would be immediate jitters on wall street. but thursday the dow surged more than 200 points to close at a record high. ali velshi is nbc's chief business correspondent. he's at the stock exchange. ali, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. good morning, savannah. important to note that the dow was actually doing pretty well, so the idea it hit a record has a lot to do with the idea that markets generally go up. they don't go up in a straight
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starts. the concept of a trump presidency combined with the senate and house is making a lot of industries think they'll do very well. industries like coal where donald trump says he will bring it back and banking and finance. it is not really market, it is investors finding companies and industries that are likely to do well under this administration and buying up lots of it. futures this morning indicate that the dow may open lower but again, it is not a sign of waiting to sell some stocks and now that the market is at a record, they'll do so. that's basically what's going on on markets today but i'll be here to follow it. >> ali, thanks very much. hillary clinton meantime getting much needed peace and quiet after a long, grueling campaign. take a look at this photo. a woman actually spotted her out on a hike on thursday near clinton's home in chappaqua, new york. man behind that shot, former president bill clinton.
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post odd the photo hoping it brings clinton supporters some hope or some comfort. newly released video shows the horrifying moments from inside and outside the pulse nightclub at orlando during the shooting rampage in june. body camera video shows police storming the building. you can see officers running in all directions with their weapons drawn looking for survivors and for the shooter, omar mateen. disco lights are still ringing. much of the video was blacked out to protect the victims. 49 people were killed, 53 others wounded during that rampage. erin shock was indicted on thursday on 24 counts, including wire fraud and theft of government funds. shock was criticized for spending thousands of dollars redecorating his capitol hill office in the style of the
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never intentionally did anything wrong and that he is eager to defend his name and reputation. secretary of state john kerry has gone where no high-ranking u.s. official has gone before. he's in antarctica for a two-day trip to talk about scientists about the impact of climate change. during his visit, kerry is going to a research station that the u.s. government operates near the south pole. that's kind of a cool adventure. >> and a nice transition to al and the weather. good morning. >> good morning, guys we had a lot of talk about el nino earlier this morning. now we are talking about la nina. that is when we start to see a cooling of the pacific waters, cooler than normal as you get closer to the equator. we get la nina. it pushes the polar jet stream up to the north. from december to february we're looking for cooler, wetter weather from the pacific northwest into the great lakes. warm and dry through the southeast, gulf coast and the southwest. not good news because we've got
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>> andas weather. >> thanks very much, al. just ahead, first ladynd a the first lady-to-be. and why was donald trump a businessman from new york city so successful with voters in the heartland? what they are saying about the message behind their ballots. but first, this is "today"
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it's 7:30 now on this friday morning. it is not just any day. it is november 11th, 2016. it is veterans day. we see the flags flying on our plaza as our nation pauses to who have served, who make our democracy possible. we have a number of veterans here with us on our plaza this morning. operation men which is a great organization that helps wounded warriors. we've got marines, we've got air force. we'll hear from the west point band in a little bit. we're feeling so thankful and grateful this morning and happy to have lester here. >> you did an all-nighter for me on tuesday with the election. the least i could do is come and get up early. >> i made you. i said promise me you'll be here
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headlines. for a second straight night, protests over the election of donald trump erupted in cities across the country. a rally in portland, oregon became so heated, police describes it as a "riot" with objects being thrown at officers and a number of cars damaged. president-elect trump is back on twitter this morning responding to those demonstrations. two tweets. last night he wrote, just had a very open and successful presidential election. now professional protesters incited by the media are protesting. very unfair." buhe morning, and it was a different tone. he said, love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. we will all come together and be proud. >> of course that all followed mr. trump's visit to the white house where he met with president obama to begin the transition of power. their oval office meeting lasted for 90 minutes and they spoke with reporters when it was over. >> we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some --
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regardless of party, and regardless of political preferences, to now come together, work together, to deal with the many challenges that we face. >> while the president and president-elect were meeting, their wives got together for a chat of their own over tea. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house. she's got more on what was discussed there. hi, kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. like their husbands, michelle obama and melania trump had never met until ye vigorously against donald trump. but also, like their husbands, they tried to bury a bitter past and look to the future. >> reporter: the first glimpse -- two women with two very different backgrounds about to share one famous title -- first lady of the united states. a cordial tea to break the ice after a bitter battle. >> he demeans and hue mill yates women as if we're objects meant solely for pleasure and
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the two women found common ground touring the white house and discussing their number one priority -- raising their kids. >> i'm a full-time mother to our son, barron. an incredible boy. >> reporter: 10-year-old barron trump is the first young boy to live at the white house since john f. kennedy jr. michelle obama all too familiar with challenges of raising a child that young at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> i will never forget that winter morning as i watched our girls just 7 and pile into those black suvs with all those big men with guns. and the only thing i could think was -- what have we done? >> reporter: mrs. obama got advice from her predecessor, laura bush, during the transition in 2008. kate anderson brower author of "first women" says children are often the ties that bind. >> i think the fact that michelle obama and melania trump are both mothers makes it easier
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the vitriol in this campaign. >> reporter: they are also both reluctant political wives. the first african-american first lady, michelle obama, was a chicago-born lawyer with working class roots who brought a new perspective to the white house. melania trump is a former model and the first foreign born woman to fill the role since john quincy adams' wife, and like their predecessor, a fierce defender of her husband. >> i said to him, you cannot just. you need to go and run and if you spouses, she wants her husband to kick his bad habits. >> what's the one habit you wish he'd give up? >> let's see. tweeting. >> reporter: melania has even said she admires michelle after coming under fire for lifting parts of her 2008 convention speech. >> you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say. >> reporter: michelle obama has
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veterans key issues, largely staying away from thorny policy fights. melania trump has already talked about her desire to focus on cyber bullying. >> we have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other. >> reporter: in one of president-elect trump's tweets last night he indicated the meeting went well, writing, "melania liked mrs. o a lot. white house officials say michelle obama agrees with her essential to the country's democracy. savannah? lester? >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you. al roker is here with another check of the weather. >> that's right. they had a nice warm meeting. we have a chilly start this morning for parts of the country but it will warm up as well. big area of high pressure pushing in cooler temperatures. look at this, we've got some frost and freeze advisories out for the midsection of the country. chattanooga, 33.
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degrees above average for today, from portland, oregon all the way down to san diego, tulsa, nashville, chicago, four degrees above average. as we get into the weekend, minneapolis, will see temperatures 11 degrees above average. denver, 69. boise, idaho, 64. as we head into next week, look how warm it is from new york all the way across to phoenix. we just exercised our right to vote.
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donald trump's stunning victory came as a surprise to a lot of pundits and pollsters. >> he managed to win several battlegrounds once consider locks for a democratic ticket. one reason -- big voter turnout in small towns. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in canton, ohio with that part of the story. >> reporter: lester, good morning. this is stark county, ohio, about an hour south of cleveland. back in 2012 the vote was split about evenly here between mitt romney and barack obama. but this crushed hillary clinton by 17 points. >> reporter: this morning across the heartland, there is one word hanging in the air. >> a change. >> it is time definitely for a change. >> reporter: change. a word no longer whispered but shouted in rural america. >> out of a revolt. just tired of the government the way it's been. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump flipped much of the rustbelt, the same voters from supported barack obama four years ago. pennsylvania, ohio, wisconsin
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even the ones reliably democratic michigan still too close to call. >> of its small vehicle production to mexico. >> reporter: trump's message on jobs and trade resonated here in starke county. who are the voters who propelled him to the white house? this man is a republican, a retired city worker who is now an entrepreneur. >> a lot of the things that i've seen happen in this county here in the last 20 years, 20-plus year has been business leaving. to do with that. >> this woman is a retired teacher who volunteered for the trump campaign. >> he's a people's candidate. he's not the establishment. >> reporter: trump won over small towns by much wider margins than the previous republican nominee. in rural michigan, a 19-point victory compared to mitt romney's seven. in small town wisconsin, trump was up 29 points. romney again just seven. in pennsylvania's rural areas, a
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compared to romney's 19. christine dye is a life-long democrat. a steel worker for 30 years who lost her factory job in 2015. >> manufacturing in the northeast ohio has been decimated. mr. trump is really great with finance and business person. i think he will help turn this country around. >> reporter: another reason they feel their voices are being herd, the rise of social media. facebook saying it had more than 700 million elect facebook posts. twitter more than 75 million tweets on election day alone. lester and savannah, this is an area where many people had deep concerns about free trade and immigration. they long those thought concerns had fallen on deaf ears. not anymore. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. just ahead, an icon lost. tamron's in the orange room remembering the remarkable life and music of the great leonard cohen right
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? hallelujah ?? we are back at 7:49. this morning we're remembering the life of a legend, singer/songwriter leonard cohen who passed away last night. tamron is in the orange room with more on that. hi, tamron. >> good morning. some beautiful tributes coming cohen's official facebook page saying we've lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries. the canadian artist best known for his poetic and lyrical music penned a number of popular songs including, of course, what you hear in the background -- the often cover and coveted "hallelujah." people are taking to social media to remember cohen's influential work. take a look at what prime
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no other artist's music felt or sounded like leonard cohen's. >> justin timberlake. and one of our favorites around here, lin-manuel miranda wrote this is heartbreaking. can't help but feel grateful for the tower of song he leaves behind. cohen just released his 14th album a few weeks ago, a memorial for the artist will take place in los angeles a little later today. song almost seems blasphemous. it is just beautiful from kindergarten students who might sing it in front of their parents at the end of their year, to a famous celebrity. it is just one of those songs. we talked about it, there is no bad cover of it. >> i bet you if you ask any major musician the song they wish they wrote -- they'd say "hallelujah." sting is right over there. >> i was thinking of him, too. it is just beautiful. >> our hat's off to leonard
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it's 8:00 on "today." it's 8:00 on today. coming up -- >> go home. >> anti-trump protesters across the country overnight. thousands marching in the streets in oregon after president obama and president-elect trump sit down together for the first time. >> my number one priority in the coming two months is try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect be successful. >> we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties. ? >> ever wonder what's on your
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they can talk to animals. >> is she a happy dog? >> very heal. >> she looks like she's sleeping. >> she's mind to mind. >> our hidden cameras are rolling as we put their skills to the test. and he's all we want. ? >> sting joins us live in studio with his brand new album. he'll perform h biggest hit. today, friday, november 11th, 2016. ? >> all: good morning. woo. >> all the way from montgomery, alabama celebrating our 15th in the big apple. ?
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>> all: thanks to our veterans. good morning. from the marines. woo! ? >> and good morning everybody. >> it's nice to have you. >> it's veterans' day guys. it's 8:00 on today november presence of our great veterans. we're so proud. i said it before. our democracy is great and this is who makes it possible. we just want to say thank you to them. [ cheers and applause ] >> so happy to have you. thanks for getting up early. >> who is not growing out the facial hair. >> you can see by al, we're almost two weeks into the
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issues. it's the whole nightly thing. i don't have an excuse. >> we have seen pictures of you with a mus attach back in the day. >> i used to have the stash that's true. >> it conjures up other images. according to our state of men 2016 survey, 58% of guys say they only go to the doctor when they actually have symptoms. of course, thattic mas it harder to catch certain diseases, so it's reallpo >> we're happy to see our viewers joining in. please keep the pictures coming. juice the #noshavetoday. and you always go for the goatee. >> i'm going with that to honor my dad. >> you continue to shame me here. >> it's kind of a bonus. >> yeah. >> you and your bare face. how dare you? let's get a check of the morning's headlines. the news at 8:00. >> i'm peter alexander at the
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seemed unimaginable. donald trump describing his visit with president obama as a really good meeting with quote, great chemistry, trump appearing subdued. even his new protests erupt in reaction to his election. >> overnight outrage over the election of donald trump. across the country tens of thousands taken to the streets in at least 25 cities. the worst in portland, oregon where protesters windows and hurled objects at officers. police declaring a riot. tweet just had an open and successful presidential election. now professional protesters are protesting. very unfair. this coming after the handshake seen around the world. president obama and president-elect trump face to face for the first time. their meeting surpassing expectations. lasting 90 minutes. >> we're going to want to do everything we can to help you
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>> mr. president, it was a great honor being with you and i look forward to being with you many, many more times. >> among the topics discussed, foreign policy and domestic issues. a far cry from the fiery attacks they exchanged during the campaign. >> donald trump is infit to be commander in chief. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time. >> president obama vowing a smooth transition to a man who questioned his legitimacy >> he may not have been born in this country. >> a country trump will start running. house speaker paul ryan welcoming trump to capitol hill. we had a productive meeting about getting the work. rolling up our sleeves. >> and giving a tour from the view from where he'll be
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nbc news learned trump's team is filling a list for each cabinet position and the list hasn't been presented to trump. they could include retired general mike flynn for national security adviser. michael mccall for homeland security and newt gingrich for secretary of state. senator jeff sessions for department of defense and mike rogers the former chair of the house intelligence committee for a handful of the 4,000 positions that now need to be filled. far from washington in new york hillary clinton taking a break for a walk in the woods. this photo of her and a surprise hiker thursday shot by bill clinton. >> how was the view? >> a striking contrast to her rival's photo-ops. >> in less than nine hours after attacking the protests as unfair
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love the fact the protesters have passion for our great country. we will all come together and be proud. savannah. >> thank you. thousands of firefighters in the southeast are struggling to control raging fires burning from mississippi to north carolina and firefighters battling 18 fires in western north carolina alone where a state of emergency has been declared. there has been some evacuations. tens of thousands of burned. high winds and drought conditions are making the difficult fire situation even worse. >> an american eagle store was where the wild things are on thursday. a deer got inside the store last night in stillwater, oklahoma. >> whoa. >> it wandered the aisles and smashed the window. once it got outside the buck just kept on running. >> okay. and he went ant hers first.
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coming up next, the first lady tries her hands at the mannequin challenge with some pretty famous faces. >> then megan markel steps out. where she was just spotted in london. >> can people really talk to animal? >> good morning. i'm jess ross. ever wonder what your pet is thinking? it turns out there are pet psychics out there who say they can tell you all about it. our hidden cameras are say about her next. r every torn. there's a twister. for every crash... an even bigger collision. and for every tailspin... well, tailspins. state farm understands that getting the most out of life doesn't just mean being there when things go wrong. it's about being here... in all of life's moments. when things go perfectly... right.
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dogs bring out the good in us. pedigree brings out the good in them. feed the good. we're back, 8:11. i'm out of the rail. let's look at a great video perfect for veterans day. a navy dad from connecticut coming home early to surprise his sons. take a look. this is senior chief petty officer. look at his son's reaction. he's saying no way, this is not true. the officer has been stationed in africa for the last eight months. usual lip just sends in a video for the veterans day ceremony at his son's school but this year
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willie says this and i think it is so true. if there was a channel that only showed veterans homecomings, i would watch it all day long. >> beautiful. let's show you the unusual scene that captured the attention of social media on thursday. two bald eagles trapped in a storm drain near orlando. officials believe the birds plunged into the drain after having a mid-air fight over territory. one bird was able tove be freed after spending 90 minutes in the drain. online some people call this situation a metaphor for america getting back on its feet after a bruising election. i call it a bird that got stuck in a drain. but that's me. whatever works! >> you see a bird in a drain. as we know, president obama has just a couple of months left in office now. you know what he's probably
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perks of the job? having all-star athletes to the white house. this is cool. the president got one of his last opportunities to do that on thursday. cleveland cavaliers visited celebrating their world championship. the team gave the president a personalized jersey and the cavs did not leave the white house -- >> that's amazing! >> -- doing the manikin challenge. this is lebron james, first lady michelle obama, whole team freezing their moment in time. >> that would be the bt i've seen. >> that's a 3-d experience. >> i was afraid al was going to do his frozen face again. we lost him for a good ten minutes the other day. lester, we love having you here, you know that. especially when you get into the spirit of the "today" show. you read the morning papers. you go for show notes.
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take a look at -- >> what? >> here's the story. "nightly news" is on the fourth floor. "today" is on three and i have to go down the stairs every day to shoot headlines for "nightly." they've been saying, hey, plank with us. apparently a group of folks on the "today" show like to plank. we do a three-minute plank. this is about an hour before "nightly" last night. >> this is a trend. i worked in our los angeles newsroom a lot and they dot in the middle of daylight. come on, everybody, let's go plank. >> you know what's weird, lester? they never ask me to plank. >> little difficult for you. >> not lately. they don't believevy a strong core. >> i can tell you something? i know exactly how long i can plank because i try it every day. you know what my best is? 45 seconds. and i start shaking. so the fact that you do three minutes -- that's crazy, lester.
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involved. >> we should have planked for this whole segment. >> is there time? >> if i was in charge of this show. >> is there time for lester to plank for all of -- >> let's go plank. >> they're going to plank while you read "popstart!." >> here we go. >> start the clock. >> let's do it, my friend. >> i'm watching you, too. >> and, go! >> he's amazing on album. now the grammy winner is giving us the first look at her brand-new music video, all about bringing people together, thankfully. it is called "blended family." "what do you do for love." >> keep plankin'. you're at ten seconds. you're doing great. ?? ?? >> oh, al!
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>> alicia says the song is inspired by her own family's personal journey as a mixed family. she hopes to showcase other families of different races, genders, cultures and beliefs. to see the whole video at today.com. al roker had surgery recently, disclaimer. prince harry and meghan markle. she was spotted wearing his hat and doing a little grocery slopg shopping down the road kensington palace. she's staying in a cottage once shared by prince william and kate. >> the timing is 1:15 seconds. >> no one thought to clean this floor. >> take it from jennife lawrence said on ellen. >> -- jack came to the set.
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so cute! and his son is a genius. >> he is. >> and anna is nice and hilarious and they're like in love. they look like a nicholas sparks novel. you know when you see people like that? just makes you miserable. >> okay. they're at 1:36 seconds. that is your "popstart!"! >> oh, no, you don't. >> i just can't get up. >> you're supposed to do the weather. >> all right. >> do you want me to do it? >> no, that's okay. >> all right. hold on. hold on. no, this could be good. >> al roker! >> all right. looking at some wetter with moving in the pacific northwest.
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gorgeous day, great lakes all the way into the mid-atlantic states. sunny in the southwest. nice and warm, look at these temperatures -- 80s throughout much of california into the southwest. 70s texas into the gulf coast. 30s in northern new england. in fact, you may see a little bit of snow this weekend. tumbling temps -- ? tumbling temps ??
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weather. >> okay, studs. that's like roker-thon 3 and lester, at 8:30, we're going to bounce a quarter off your ass. time for "rossen reports." have you ever wondering what's my pet really thinking? >> i have, as a matter of fact. "today" correspondent jeff rossen found special psychics that claim they can read your pet's mind -- for a price. >> lester, you will love this. go home to your pet and know i am in the orange room to hang out with our "today" puppy, charlie. what are you thinking right now? do you like me? probably the same for your pet at home. do you like me? turns out there are pet psychics who say they can talk to animals and tell you exactly what they're thinking. this morning, you know how we do it, we're putting them to the test. our hidden cameras are rolling and you're about to see them in action.
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a french bulldog living a happy and healthy life with my producer, josh. at least that's what josh thought. >> i also want to ask her how she's feeling. a sadness. she needs a cleansing and she needs to wipe away all the negative energy. >> reporter: hoping to get a glimpse into jolene's mind. we book appointments with pet psychics and wire this house with hidden cameras. we're watching it all from a secret control room in the basement. right away, these two psychics read jolene's mind. >> jolene had a past life. that's why she's a very old soul. there's a sadness. >> is there a feeling of loneliness or emptiness? >> she thinks that i'm lonely? can i that uk talk to jolene through you? >> yes. >> i love you and i care about you and i want you to be happy.
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you, too, and she's very connected to you but she wants you to be aware that she's aware. >> hi, i'm jeff rossen from nbc news. we're actually working on a story about pet psychics. why are you able to communicate with animals? >> because i was born with the gift of intuition. my purpose is not to make nonbelievers believe in my work and in my ability. >> reporter: this next psychic takes it up a notch, using cards. >> she's a lover. >> like a boyfriend? >> yes. play dates are fun but she's ready for more than that. >> jolene, i had no idea. >> but this reading quickly turns dire. >> well, i know she wants help to be healed to be better, to be more positive. >> should i be worried about that? >> yes. she needs a cleansing and she needs to wipe away all the negative energy. >> reporter: and it doesn't come cheap. this session is already costing
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>> i have to buy the candle wax and then mold the wax into the form of that person or that animal. >> so what does that cost? >> it's $130. >> reporter: she later told us she doesn't care what people think. those who believe in it believe in it. but no one spoke to jolene quite like this last woman. susan calls herself an animal communicator. price tag for our reading -- $250. >> think of it like dog. i can understand dog. zp really. >> so i'm going to translate it to you. >> okay. >> reporter: okay. she speaks dog. now she's tuning jolene in. >> i'm asking her what she wants me to tell you about herself. >> yes, please. >> she sees the beauty in almost everything. >> what does her voice sound like when she talks ow? i've always wondered. >> let's see.
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from "saturday night live." >> really. >> yeah. >> so she's funny. >> yes. >> is she a happy dog? >> yes. >> very happy? >> yes. she's telling me you're not a bad guy. she says there are a few things you into ed to grow up on but you're growing into your own very nicely. >> she's telling you all this now? she looks like she's sleeping. >> i'm doing telepathic communication mind to mind. >> hi, >> i had a feeling this was going on. >> how do you communicate? >> you can do it. we are born with these innate abilities and those innate abilities help us communicate with the world around us. >> some would watch this and say this is hocus-pocus. >> some people would say this is just bs. >> and you're just trying to get money out of pet owners telling them what they want to hear. >> you're going to have a skeptic. it is not an easy concept to grasp. i didn't believe in psychics
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>> reporter: okay. so jolene is either really happy or really sad. or maybe she's thinking -- can i just go home? happy to report jolene is resting comfortably at home this morning. by the way, speaking to your pet doesn't come cheap. we found prices anywhere from $100 up to $1,200. >> wow! >> we have a statement from jolene. jeff, thanks. up next, a lot of music. sting is here for a live concert in studio 1a. >> can't wait to talk to him about his new album. and we have the west point band out on the plaza on this special veterans day morning. ?? ??
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and our puppy with a purpose, charlie, is working one day to become a service dog for a veteran. so just ahead, we're going to talk about the big strides that he has made this month toward that goal. also ahead, we've been talking about him all morning. his big moment is almost here. sting is in our studio getting set for a live concert. and we have thanksgiving and football on the brain in "today's kitchen." a game day featuring >> talking turkey subs. the good stuff. but first let's get a check of the weather. let's look at the weekend ahead. we have unseasonably warm weather saturday through the plains, wet weather in the pacific northwest. eastern two-thirds of the country looking darn good. as we go to sunday -- sunday -- we are looking at more heavy rain in the pacific northwest. look for showers making their way through the southeast and gulf coast. wet weather making its way in
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>> announcer: "today puppy" is created with our sponsor, pedigree. dogs bring out the good in us. pedigree brings out the good in them. feed the good. ??
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>> woo! >> loving having the west point band on this special veterans day. by the way, the last time the west point band was here we were welcoming our good friend, charlie, introducing him to the world. >> we were. he arrived when he was just 8 weeks old. now charlie's 5 months old. he's gained about 30 pounds and stolen everyone's heart around here. >> we remember that day. it's been a big month for charlie. he made his first visit to central park. he took h ride and he made his first road trip to the united states naval academy in maryland. he even got a chance to tour the "sunday night football" bus, al roker. >> charlie's living the dream. olivia is charlie's puppy razor. she's with america's vet dogs. it is also our honor to introduce two military veterans. we met you before, joe.
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olivia, start with you. i know have you a progress report on our charlie. >> he's doing amazing. all of these environments and modes of transportation that he's been doing will help him to exude confidence to his veteran. >> learning new things like touch? >> yeah, he is. so when charlie does learn to retrieve in a couple of months when his adult teeth are in, he's going to have to bring that item all the way to my hand. one thing is he learning how t do is target my fist with his nose. touch. yes! good boy! good job! charlie, touch. yes! very good! >> you know what's fun? >> this is lps foundation for like pushing buttons, pushing closed doors, getting on and off lights. >> what's fun about charlie is he so fun to cuddle with for us. but when you turn on the vest and things, he becomes a different dog. >> yeah. he gets really focused and he just takes all of his enthusiasm
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around. >> ant he is being raised to be service dog for a veteran. i adore amos and benjie. what does it mean to have amos in your life? >> went from living restricted to go anywhere. stairs. walking distance. wherever. he actually helps me with my gait. up and downstairs is not an issue where it used to be little bit rocky. but it is an feeling. really is. >> incredible to see how much of a part of your life. joe, tell me your dog, how much it's meant to you. >> he's a part of my family. he's a part of my support system. he's helped mitigate my disability to the point where i'm a completely different person than i was when i first got him. i got him back in 2008. this has just been dedicated my entire time since then to helping america's vet dogs. it's just something i believe in so strongly. game changer.
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it is so amazing. i am sure you are enjoying how it came to be. >> it is amazing. we know your service dogs are such a big part of your lives and as a thank you for your service, our friends at pedigree are donating $25,000 to america's vet dogs. olivia, we'll ask you to hold on to that. and also, you guys are going to get a little something extra. pedigree is giving you each one ye and -- and they're doing the same for the entire america's vet graduating class. we are really, really happy to help facilitate that. >> thank you to pedigree. joe and anthony, thank you for your service. thank you for being with us. we really appreciate it. olivia, keep up the good work. you too, charlie. good job! coming up next, the ultimate
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. we are back it's 8:39. we have "today loves football." zee the new england patriots and seattle seahawks facing off for the first time since super bowl xlix. it's like i've been planking. all i did was run >> using ground turkey because thanksgiving is almost here. missy robins head chef at lillia here in new york and ryan and savannah, take your positions. you guys are up. >> what are we making? this is like awesome football food. >> we have a couple different ways to do turkey today. it's kind of fun and it's thanksgiving and that's a big, key thing.
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weather food even though it's not super cold outside. >> here are our ingredients. some sausage and turkey and tomato paste and vegetables. >> what is this? >> this is fennel. you know, it's a vegetable. >> i'm not known for my culinary expertise. >> we're going to cook all this together and we do it with homemade pasta at the restaurant and you can do dried pasta or whatever you like. >> what is our first step? >> browning the meat. we have turkey and sausage here together. we'll put in the oil and cook that a little bit and remove this to a side plate. vegetables. here i go. >> you're just browning right there. >> just browning the meat. takes ten minutes to brown the meat and if you're good, pour it all over the side of the table, as well. put in the oil. little extra virgin olive oil and chopped vegetables. >> use the bits and parts at the bottom of the pan. adds the flavor. >> we'll get that going. that will cook for about, come on, lester, get in here. and we get that going for about
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everything turns translucent and what we have here are the vegetables that have now cooked down with all the meat trimmings and we'll add safron which gives it great color and really some terrific fragrance. >> little tomato paste. >> little tomato paste and kale. it's great farmers market and helps to get your veggies in there. >> i knew that was kale, just to redeem myself. >> we put some wine in and we'll cook that down. >> ok subs. so, show me. the vegetables and everything cooked together. we'll put the meat back in and cook the tomatoes and add our stock and let this cook for about 45 minutes until we get it down to a little ragu. toss it with our fresh pasta, which we have here. and -- >> beautiful. we have our tasters downstairs. >> save me some. >> lester and missy do their thing. >> can't handle ow good this is.
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this is bread that has been soaked in milk which is the key to very, very tender meatballs. this is just turkey meat, which is a little healthier than some of the rest of the meatballs we see out there. and to make it taste awesome, we do parmesan and chili flake and garlic powder and fennel seed and these are onions that have been cooked down, which also add a little moisture. and that's, to me, the key to meatballs. >> everything together. >> once they're really mixed up here. you can do this with your hands, too. >> tasters, what are you thinking down there? >> and then they just go -- you ball them up here. you can pop them in the oven 450 for ten minutes and once they're cooked, we have a pot of really tomato sauce and they just go right in here. and finish cooking for another ten minutes or so. >> this is very quick.
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little quicker than normal. >> ten minutes, ten minutes and then you have toasted hero bread really great, awesome bread. chili, basal and you're good to go. >> looks amazing. tasters loving it? >> we love it. >> when they respond -- that's always a good sign. missy and ryan, thanks to both for of you. for the recipes head to today.com/food. patriots host the seahawks sunday night on nbc. coverage begins with football night in america at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >> this was delicious. straight ahead, the food and now concert time. sting is live in our studio. but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. sting has ten grammy awards, a golden globe, an emmy and
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in this room! now he's getting back to his rock roots with the album "59th and 9th." but first, classic sting. take it away. >> thank you. ?? ?? ?? ??
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you let's go baby ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you yeah ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? next to you ? ? ? next to you ?? >> woo! yes! >> do not go anywhere. sting is just getting started. but first, this is "today" on
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>> announcer: we are so happy to have sting here celebrating the release of his 12th album. >> again, it is called "57th and 9th." >> i love that. that's the intersection you walk by all the time on your way to the studio and where i'll be moving now. this is a real return to your rock roots. >> it really is, yeah. for the past ten years i've been making kind of esoteric records kind of just following my curiosity and my whim. i like to surprise people. everyone that's heard this record said, wow, i didn't expect that.
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>> i know you are heading from here to paris. it's been a year since the terrorist attack in paris. >> i've been asked to re-open on the anniversary of the attack the bataclan theater. that's my job. i wanted to do that. we will honor those people who lost their lives and also celebrate that wonderful historic venue an bring it back to life. >> what are you going to sing to us? >> my new single wbl of course. it's called "i can't stop thinking about you." >> she thinks you her. ??
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you ? ?? do i hear laughter in the night ? ? what are you hiding from in winter ? ? ?? ? i can't stop thinking about you i can this way ? ? i can't face living without you that's why i'm searching night and day ? ? this heart's a lonely hunter ? ? these hands are froze in fear ? ? i can't stop thinking about you i don't care if you exist ? ? do i hear laughter in the
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frozen winter ? ? that night church bell tolls ? ? i can't stop thinking about you ? ? i can't stop wanting you this way ? ? i can't face living without you that's why i'm searchi ? these hands are froze in fear ? ? i can't stop thinking about you i don't care if you exist ? ? i can't stop thinking about you i can't stop wanting you this way ? ? i can't face living without you ?
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>> all right! >> sting! thank you so much. the album is called "57th and 9th." >> that was awesome. we can't stop thinking about you. >> we'll hear some more music later on. >> and the baby was kicking all through that. hey, willie! >> sting is so good, the unborn child was dancing.
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this morning on "today's take" freebie friday in full effect and you can win at home. ryan phillippe stars in a new thriller. plus us as co-host coming up right now. >> annouer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a friday morning, november 11th, 2016. i'm al along with tamron and so thrilled to be joined by the lovely, the talented jordyn
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thank you for having me. >> you got a little something -- >> last time i was here, actually, i had just gotten it. >> really subtle. it's funny one of those things that just kind of disappears when you have it for a long time. >> it's so stunning. i want one. >> super tiny. >> did it hurt? that means yes. >> it depends on your pain tolerance. you flick your nose or something happens or you have one of those it, it hurts. that's what happened for about a month. >> jordyn is coming in hot. >> i want to be honest. everybody has their own pain level. i have tattoos, as well. needles and stuff doesn't scare me. >> that is exactly why she rose to fame. i feel like we've known you forever. >> okay. it's about to be ten years -- >> 2007. take a look at this.
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>> look at that hair. >> is that okay? >> go for it. ? you were always there for me the tender wind that ? ? carried me a light in ? >> only a few people behind me. it was season six. >> simon. ? my world is a because of you ? >> i was so happy i hit that note. it worked! >> oh, my gosh. >> that's amazing. >> really crazy to think about. it's kind of like a twilight zone feeling because i feel like it was just yesterday and then i think about it, it's been ten years since i auditioned. i auditioned in 2006 and the live shows didn't start until 2007.
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i knew i believed in myself but "idol" was at its pandemonium at the time. i could win. i believe that i could. >> there you go. >> it's just amazing. >> my mom and dad! >> then you go on to be an amazing actress. >> oh, thank you. i appreciate that. >> "sparkle" you just light up everything you do. the music continues. >> you have a new film coming out early next >> it's really amazing, actually. it's very much the -- >> oh, my gosh. >> it's actually very fitting for today. today is veterans day and the lovely blond that you see right there her name is amber in the film and she loses her husband in afghanistan. so, it's all about her kind of losing her faith and trying to get back from the broken road that she's on and trying to, you know, maneuver her way and i play a character that just
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of how i would respond if my friends were in trouble or my mom. they needed that shoulder to cry on. just very encouraging film. and i think it's going to be really amazing. the other really cool thing about it is that disabled american veterans we are, i'm an ambassador for them, but a part of the proceeds from the film go to them. >> i don't think i ever heard of that before. that the proceeds go directly to a veterans organization. that's beautiful. >> i think it's going to be great. out encouraged. i feel like they're going to be better than when they walked out. >> what is so great about this, you're seeing more and more of it, that there are these great faith-based films coming out that are addressing, you know, real need that's out there and a real desire i think people have. >> i think people -- hope and faith is something that people sometimes they don't realize they need it until they hear a song or they see that movie or see a small act of kindness and
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it makes them want to do the same thing for somebody else and i think, you know, now more than ever we need hope and we need faith and love and kindness and life is about choices. we choose to be happy. i'm going to choose to be happy and choose to love and i hope that somebody sees the example and does the same thing. >> you're just infectious. >> in a good way. >> in a plague way. your happiness is infectious. so mean. brian is a veteran. >> >> yes. >> there you are with your body guard and your stepdad james also a vet. you spent time at the national training center in san bernardino and i was told you were put through your paces. is that true? >> i got to train with them. they built a town and a city -- >> look at you. >> gear and everything. i didn't get to wear the fatigues, but, i mean, i think that's about 40 pounds of gear. like there's a vest and a vest
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>> i got lucky. they said there's certain packs where it's like, you know, somebody gets the skittles and everybody kind of fights over it. hey, you had skittles yesterday. i want to support the troops any way i can and to actually go and to actually train with them and see what they go through because you think about it and it's not your reality if you don't have anybody who is currently serving or you haven't gone through the experience. but holding that gun and that's the city like how it would be if they went over seas. and if you haven't been, it's definitely very interesting. but i appreciate them. >> one of the things that changed my life was doing a uso tour with jay leno and craig
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>> oh, it is. >> we love this picture that jordyn sent. >> i haven't seen it yet. >> it's so cute! >> let's see it. >> i am a crayon. >> that's adorable. >> this wasn't for halloween. >> this was for her birthday. her birthday is october 25th and she just turned 3. >> what is her name? >> ava. that's my little one, ava. she has a brother or sister on the way, too. anything to make so, i wanted, she called me elsa and i was like, i'm going tatry to be an elsa for her and i couldn't find a dress and i turned around and saw all the crayon and i was one of her favorite things to do. >> the only elsa costume left was a sexier elsa. >> i couldn't do that for her birthday party.
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the family's already posting photos and video of the baby. how much did you weigh? >> i think i was 8 pounds. 8 or 9 maybe. >> is that big? >> i was 4 pounds 10 ounces. >> you were a preemie? i thought i knew everything about you. >> yeah. >> well, blac chyna, rob and their families -- this is kind of epic -- they did the manikin challenge while blac chyna was delivering. please look at this. look. there it was. we just missed >> whoa! >> that's blac chyna's mom. that's rob. don't know who that is. but they did -- that is awesome! >> i wonder if the baby knew. >> she'll have that forever now when they watch baby's first video. >> i love how you see the up side. >> she'll always have it.
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depends on how people see privacy in their life. >> they have a reality show. everything is out there. >> obviously. >> okay. moving on. >> that was almost too much out there. this weekend you might go to a concert or live performance. etiquette. what to do and what not to do. that's always controversial. >> okay. "wall street journal" has a round-up of some of the worst behavior at concerts. taking photos with the flash on. >> agreed. >> at a concert, a live event? >> yeah. >> but the you're a performer. does that bother you? >> record all you want if it is permitted. the flash is just kind of unnecessary because the stage is lit already. you don't need a flash. >> it hurts your photo. >> yeah. >> shushing people nearby. i guess if they are singing along. >> i think it is situational though. you know how people after they sing, they're telling a story and people just want to be loud or whatever. some people want to listen and some people only want to hear
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i'm very vocal at a concert. >> i'm an old guy, so standing. these folks who stand the whole time when others are sitting and they're blocking your view. that's why they sell seats. okay? >> i know! >> that's because you're so caught up in the moment. >> okay. for the moment! not for a whole concert. >> then sit down. okay, all right. >> again, i think it is situational, too. also how you ask people. would you mind sitting? i can't -- the front. >> i don't like that. no one likes that. we all know we don't like that. >> then climbing on someone's shoulders to get a better view. >> unless you're 3, do not get on someone else's shoulders. >> you're at a dora the explorer concert, don't do that. that goes back to, c, standing when people are sitting. you are now blocking everybody. >> there's usually a little beverage involved. now i got a question. from the stage, obviously
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do you see us screaming for you? >> it depends on the venue i think. i like to see the audience and for the most part like sometimes a spotlight is so bright that i can't see past like maybe the first or second row. i've actually asked them -- i'm like i don't need that spotlight, it's light outside, we're good. i want to see everybody, look at them. because it is an experience for me as it is for the audience member, too. i'm singing these songs for you. i hope you relate and you get something out of it so >> do you think drake would have liked to have seen this when i took my daughter to him a few years ago? >> oh, lord. >> and he saw this. >> this is al. he was at drake. >> it was like a five-hour -- >> the manikin challenge. >> you started it! >> i did. >> you should get credit for this. you started is the manikin challenge. >> yes, i did. >> it just depends. your daughter loves you for
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>> talk about seeing people, i remember drake was doing this thing, he was going, girl in the leopard pants, i see you. girl up there with the -- i love that hair, i see you he couldn't see them. but they loved it. they loved it. >> you knew somebody was wearing leopard. >> there were 3,000 people wearing leopard pants! i see you, hey you, waiting for the weather. i see you right now. let's go to that map. feel me? i feel you. i feel that wet weather coming up through the gulf coast. i feel that rain coming along the pacific northwest. i still can't get blac chyna's picture out of my mind. we got 80s making their way through the southwest and into southern california. 80s in southern florida. chilly through the great lakes and we are looking at more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. tumbling temps around the great lakes.
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weather. >> what were they doing when you were seeing them at home? okay, al. up next, it may be our biggest "freebie friday" yet. i know you think we say this every friday -- but trust me on this! i got your back. >> including you folks at home. >> we're going to get crazy. people outside, the people at home. do not leave your home if you're there. we are going to include you.
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we first fell in love with ryan phillippe back in 1999 after his role at sebastian in which nabbed academy award for best picture. >> ryan is coming to the small screen with a new usa series "shooter" based on the 2007 mark wahlberg movie of the same name. he plays a u.s. marine veteran brought back into action to help prevent a plot to kill the president. >> good to see you. >> you, too. >> even though you were hard to track down. couldn't find any place more
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>> you look good. how's the hip? >> don't think i'll be in cirque de soleil any time soon. is this a friendly call or secret service business? coat of the day, right? >> you really don't miss a thing, do you? >> ryan, good morning. >> good morning. >> i loved that movie. this one is kind of based on it, but how does this one differ a little bit? >> it differs in a the book that "shooter" the movie was based on is called "point of impact." the character i played in the book was a veteran in vietnam. in mark's movie he was a veteran of desert storm. my veteran now is a character of the afghanistan theater. also in the series bob lee swagger has a wife and child which he didn't in the film version. that grounds the show emotionally, dramatically. and then there is lots of twists and turns, particularly with
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it is very different. people who enjoy the book and the movie will also enjoy the series but it is not a retelling. >> it stands on its own. >> absolutely. >> that's awesome. what was it like training for the role of a former marine? i'm sure the mental has as much to do with it as just the physical? >> it absolutely does. especially if you talk about the technique behind being a sniper. it is very zen, very meditative. focus on your breathings, even your accuracy of the shot. i shot with the chief of the sniper school in the marine corps. i hit a 12-inch target at 900 yards. >> you did? >> yeah. >> hello! >> so it's legit. what you are seeing is real. i worked hard. >> do you transfer any of that zen behavior to your every day life? it seems like after training for something like that i would go to my zen spot every day. >> little bit. i'm trying to meditate a little bit here and there. . i think it is a positive thing.
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proud of. you got an announcement to make. >> yeah. well, i've recently become an ofirm ambassador for hiddenheroes.org. hidden heroes is an organization based around military care givers and providing resources and support and a network for those who take care of our disabled vets. this show -- so i spent time yesterday at the medical center in the bronx and got to sit and talk with and the vets and see exactly how hidden heroes is making a difference for these individuals. i was really inspired yesterday. i could have spent -- >> gives you such perspective on life. >> it absolutely does. i feel often times our veterans feel discarded or maybe they are afraid to ask for help, too proud to ask for help because these are men and women who have stared death in the eyes. now they're home and they're wounded and they're sort of afraid to ask for help. and so it is a great thing that
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word out. >> i love that. hidden everywhere. there's heroes everywhere. i love that. >> one of the things your series i think you are very proud of, you were honored with a got your six project. because of the way the show portrays a veteran. >> absolutely. i've done fair amount of military theme projects in my life. i come from a military family. so i've worked with got your six in the past. what they do, they're trying to position -- oftentimes we see e bulletproof or we see the veteran who is homeless and needs a handout. so got your six is about trying to find that spot in the middle that then -- in their communities veterans will be regarded differently and not seen as one or the other. >> real people. three-dimensional people. >> yes. >> ryan, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> show's good. i'm telling you. >> we want to also thank you the james j. peters va medical
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this morning on "today food," sausage stuffing two ways. all month we've been cooking up thanksgiving dishes to help you plan your holiday meal. joining me this morning, my pal, bo mcmillan, executive chef of sanctuary camelback mountain resort and spa in arizona. he makes his sausage stuffing one way, i make mine. i'm not going to say better, just a little different. but it is all beautiful because it all ends up stuffing. >> it's all gravy!
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chestnut, breadcrumbs, on jobs, eggs, apple. this is a simple, traditional recipe. grew up in plymouth, massachusetts. keep is simple. the home of thanksgiving. i've added onions and celery diced to the sausage. just kind of sweat that until it is translucent. once that's done, your base is ready for your stuffing. i've got some awesome brioche. real buttery and it also keeps your stuffing a little bit -- it it's really, really nice. >> very airy. >> exactly. put that into the pan. once those brioche cubes are in there, just basically sweat off a little bit of sugar and butter. that's where the chestnuts and apples go. then you are ready to fold in everything here. beautiful. want to season it up, of course. fresh parsley. i've got some beautiful thyme. i've got some awesome sage. don't be scared with it. >> no.
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bit of chicken stock. then and the cider vinegar. >> adds a little sweetness to it. >> give it a little salt and pepper. that's important. now you are ready to mix this bad boy and get it into your casserole dish. one of my tricks, we put -- for 500 people on thanksgiving we cook for 500 people. we mix it up real good, then butter and line the pan, parchment on top, 350. you are ready to rock 'n' roll. >> you put it in the oven and it comes out looking like this. do you like to bake yours separately or put it in the turkey? >> turkey. old school. >> yes! nobody's gotten sick doing that. >> exactly. >> come on, people! i'm going to do a little cornbread stuffing. cranberries, chestnuts. they made me put celery. i don't like celery. get that out of here!
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same kind of thing, brown off the sausage. then once we do that, we kind of get rid of that and put it in a pan. and then what we're going to do is take some of the onion, sweat that down. we've got some sage and rosemary. and again, not using the celery. >> i like that you are bringing the meet with the spicy sausage. >> thank you very much. we take that, we've got our little sausage here. t with the cornbread, can you buy the cornbread ahead of time. let it sit for a day or two so it gets a little stale. or, you can make your own and let it sit for a while. now you've got your cornbread cubed. for a little sweetness, i went with cranberries. >> nayive to massachusetts. very nice call. >> chestnuts. it's nice, it is a sweetness, a little meatiness. then you take your onions and your celery.
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course your lovely stock. we're going to pour in that, thank you very much. >> what kind of stock? >> little turkey or chicken stock if you want. little salt and pepper. >> and we are cooking. >> again, same thing. we put it in a buttered casserole dish. >> you guys are very similar. >> yes. basically, the difference being the cornbread. >> great minds think alike. >> you bake it again and -- boom. there you have it. cornbread, your basic brioche. >> we've been finale of the spooning. where is the spooning. >> spooning? >> you and i. suddenly it took a turn. >> love you, al. >> happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> hold on a second. thanks so much. for these recipes head to today.com/food and remember on november 23rd we've having a prethanksgiving celebration on our plaza. 30 chefs and a whole lot of surprises. >> i'm coming. coming.
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>> bo, this is spectacular. >> it is spectacular, bo. >> we don't even really need the turkey. >> i know! just the stuffing. >> one of my favorite things. coming up next, we're going to make this stuffing disappear but musician jason bishop is here to make some things disappear. let's just say you're going to be amazed. after these messages. and at progressive, we let you compare our progressive direct rate... great deals for reals! ...and our competitors' rates side-by-side, so you know you're getting a great deal. [ chuckles ] as you can see, sometimes progressive isn't the lowest. not always the lowest! jamie. what are you doing? -i'm being your hype man. not right now. you said i was gonna be the hype man. no, we said we wouldn't do it. i'm sorry, we were talking about savings. i liked his way. cha-ching! talking about getting that moneeeey! talking about getting that moneeeey! savings worth the hype. now that's progressive. liste of bad breath germse. for a 100% fresh mouth.
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just another magic friday. our next guest, magician jason bishop, is a master when it comes to all things with the art of illusion. >> he is here to astonish us with a very special four-legged assistant. >> this is gizmo. >> you've been into magic since you were a little one. go very small. yeah. always fascinated by it. then at about 15 years old i just went all in and never turned back. every day working on it. >> was gizmo the same pup? >> he taught me everything i know. >> you've got -- >> he was in the show first week he was -- i had him. >> let's see your first trick. >> fist bump? high five? all right, let's go, buddy. >> very nice. very nice. gizmo's trick.
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gizmo's box. no, come on. >> wait a minute. what? right under your noses there. there. bam. check sleeves out. >> this is making me uncomfortable. >> he's a pancake. bye, gizmo. >> he ends up in the weirdest places. >> i'm ready. where is he at. >> if you check you shoes kidding! >> now your next trick -- >> is there happy ending to this? >> from is. he comes to the theater. >> where are you performing? >> we are at the new victory theater. the oldest running theater on broadway. >> i want the dog back! >> everybody knows how to solve a rubik's cube. we all know the hardest part is
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i can't actually twist and turn the cube and solve it in the manner they tell you to. but if you watch closely, i can create the illusion it's solved. bam. >> that's crazy. go did you see that? >> your mind's blown. >> if we only had somebody who can bring gizmo back. >> come on! >> what? >> how did you get gizmo? >> i don't know. would youel down? that was crazy. >> he was in her dressing room. >> he's happy, too. >> that's incredible. >> right? i don't know. >> gizmo? >> is that the same dog? had. >> tell me, what happened. >> will you fist bump again? >> one more trick? >> real quick. >> tell me what happened, gizmo. >> so card trick. >> see you later, nice talking to you. >> thanks for return, the dog,
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top. but let's get everybody involved. just pick a card, tamron. >> i love how you said my name. tam-ron. >> hand it to jordin. sign your name across the front -- the face of it. just like that. sign your name. we'll show it to everybody. i can see it. there it is. that was picked by tamron and signed by jordin and later ebayed b of sandwich her card between these two kings like that. over here, we have the two red kings. they go like that. al, put out your hand. i'm going to put this right here. put your other hand right over top so nobody can see. i've got the card picked by you, signed by you. you are holding on to those.
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listen. i can't. >> i'm looking dead at you. >> that was cool. but here's what's crazy. we are a little bit away. i haven't touched you. lift off your hand a little bit there. move the cards aside. between the two red ones you'll see one upside down. pull that out. >> oh, come on! >> stop! stop it! >> get out! unbelievable. wow. jason, thank you. you're performing at the new victory theater here in new york november 18 through the 27. we're back in a moment.
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