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from the u.s. our new polls showing where things stand and one thing for certain trump's numbers remain strong. >> i no longer think he's funny. >> as hiy clinton appears on "late night"o say it's no laughing matter. >> what he's saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it's dangerous. deadly crash, a medical helicopter goes down in california overnight killing three crew members and a patient on board. dense fog and heavy rain hampering search efforts. did that bad weather also cause the crash? grounded. after a string of hoverboard fires, the country's three largest airlines now banning them from all flights. the new rule that could keep one of the most coveted holiday gifts from making it under the tree. and what was he thinking? a cyclist blows through a closed crossing gate and slams right into a speeding train. how he walked away with just a fefebumps and bruises and
rules of the road today, friday, december 11th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. nice warm friday morning here in new york. got to roll that footage again of a guy on a bicycle. when those gates are down, you're supposed to stop and he hits that train or that train hits him, one way or the other. it's amazing. >> the other vantage point even more disturbing. what's amazing is that he walked away from that hopefulul a lot wiser. >> we'll tell you where that happened and show you more of that in a little while. let's start on a friday morning with our top story. it's ow new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the majority of americans disagree with donald trump's call to ban muslims from the country and it is a different story when you focus just on republican voters. peter alexander takes a closer look at the numbers this
>> reporter: hi, matt, good morning. hard to believe it was this week that donald trump rolled out that explosive plan to bar muslims from entering the u.s. and the party is grappling with its s mistakable and unapologetic front-runner and as the new polls show@trump's tough talk is resonating with a lot of republicans who simply aren't going to abandon him. donald trump in new hampshire snapping up an endorsement fro a major police group. >> the first people i see, you know, even when i come in through all the towns, the first people i see are the police and i always feel safe and always feel good. >> reporter: it comes just hours after an audio recording of ted cruz from a private fund-raising event was made public obtained bybyhe "new york times." cruz can be heard dismissing trump and ben carson, questioning their readiness to serve. >> who am i comfortable having their finger on the button? well, that is a question of
question of judgment, and i think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them. >> reporter: later revealing his strategy behind not publicly criticizing the two outsiders. >> so my approach, much to the frustration of the media, has been to bear-hug both of them and smother them with love, because -- because i think, people run as who they are. i believe that gravity will bring both of those campaigns down. >> reporter: meanwhile, the firestorm over trump's proposed muslim ban keepspsaging. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows nearly 6 in 10 americans oppose trump's proposal, but republicans are divided, 42% in favor and 36% against. trump's latest critics, the family of franklin delano roosevelt after trumumcompared his plan to roosevelt's internment of japanese-americans during world war ii. fdr's granddaughter blasting trump's idea as reprehensible adding internment was wrong then and any effort to discriminate against a group of people based
wrong today. overnight ben carson released an op-ed in the uk's "telegraph" newspaper calling for the u.s. to engage the muslim world, writing we should not seek to suppress the instincts of fear that donald trump and so many others feel when seeing a person who appears to be a muslim. as we know, fear can often be a gift, but we have to acknowledge our biasses and create safe spaces to speak about them openly. lindsey graham, barely registering in the polls, warns trump's incendiary rhetoric could sink the gop. if he continues to do what he's doing, he's destroying the party. it will be a generation before we can overcome this, maybe never. >> reporter: but marco rubio insists trump won't be the republican standard bearer. >> i'm going to support the republican nominee and i believe the republican nominee is someone that can win the general election and i don't believe donald can. >> reporter: if addition to trump that cruz/rubio rivalry will really be one to watch and ted cruz just picked up another big iowa endorsement from a man described as the state's evangelical king-maker as he works to consolidate the support
conservatives nationwide. matt and savannah. >> peter, thanks. i think i misspoke a little earlier. nbc news/"wall street journal" poll is what we were talking about. >> meantime, democratic front-runner hillary clinton letting her opinion be known as all of this saying donald trump's act is no longer funny stopping by "late night" with seth myers and says trump's proposal to bar muslims from entering the u.s. has crossed the line and is dangerous. what he's saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it's dangerous. this latest demand that we not let muslims into our country really plays right into the hands of the terrorists, and i don't say that lightly, but it does. >> on the issue of gun control, clinton says advocates of her side of the issue need to do a better job of winning over responsible gun owners.
lake near the scene of that san bernardino shooting. they are looking for new clues. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer joins us with the latest on that. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: when the sun rises the investigators will be back at lake, fbi tight-lipped on what they are looking for as they expand theieiinvestigation. the search at this lake could take days. dive teams three miles from where the massacre took place looking for leads. investigators say the shooter syed farook and tashfeen malik may have been here and may have dumped evidence in the lake. >> the specific evevence we're looking for, we're not going to discuss. we're simply saying we're seeking evidence of anything that had to do with this particular crime. >> reporter: with investigators saying teams may also canvas neighborhoods, the feds are still pressing enriqiq marquez, the gunman's friend. officials say he's talking to the fbi after going on a drinking binge following the massacre and now feels remorse.
rifles used in the shooting. he's not been charged with a crime. >> enrique is the one who had purchased the rifles for syed and his wife, and i -- i've never seen him with a gun. >> reporter: many who knew marquez, even his own mother, says she didn't know he was married. that wife, a ukrainian n nional, is related to syed farook's brother by marriage. officials tell nbc news they are looking at whether that marriage was a sham, a favor marquez did for farook. investigators say marquez told them farook discussed staging an attack in the l.a. area back in 2012, but when four local men were arrested for plotting to kill u.s. soldiers in afghanistan he got cold feet. authorities are looking at whether farook knew those men. >> i'm not going to address anything to do with mr. marquez at this point. >> reporter: with investigators chasing new leads, the funerals in san bernardino have begun.
first of more ceremonies to come today, celebrating life after death. this morning the fbi won't say if they believe shooters were here before or after the massacre. one thing is certain. investigators are being methodical searching for every piece of potential valuable evidence. matt and savannah? >> all rigig, miguel. thank you very much. individual states are now taking action in the wake of the mass shooting in san bernardino. connecticut governor dannel malloy will sign an executive order banning gun sales to people on the terror watch list. malloy is working with the federal government to get access to those lists. connecticut has some of the strictest gun laws in the country following the 2012 shooting at sandy hook elementary schools. those laws banned assault weapons in the state. now to the latest on the attacks in paris.
a new manhunt in switzerland. nbc's kelly cobiella is keeping an eye on that. what can you tell us. >> reporter: savannah, good morning.g. geneva is now the city on fofos on a heightened threat level this morning the u.s. embassy is advising americans in the city to maintain a high level of vigilance and take steps to enhance that are personal security, this as geneva police are searching for at least four suspects because of a possible terrorist threat. a senior u.s. counterterrorism official tells nbc news that the cia tipped off swiss authorities that several suspects were likely in or around geneva. this morning there are signs of increased security in parts of the city, a rare sight at the united nations comomex, heavily armed security guards with automatic weapons there. talks on syria were scheduled to take place there today between senior u.s. and russian officials. that meeting has now been moved to a secret location. security has also been beefed up at border crossings from france
ono paris suspect is still on the run, savannah, and now a fresh manhunt in switzerland. >> all right. kelly cobiella, thank you very much. tell you more about a story we told you about in the open. a deadly crash of a medical helicoptererut in california. it happened overnight, and tamron's got the story. >> good morning, everyone. all four people on that helicopter, a patient, pilot, nurse and paramedic died. now federal investigators are looking into what caused the accident. what began as an emergency medical evacuation ended in tragedy overnight when an air ambulance carrying a critical patient crashed en route to the hospital killing everyone on board. officials say it was supposed to be a ten-minute flight. the skylife medical helicopter took off at ababt 6:52 p.m. less than 15 minutes later ems dispatch failed to make contact with the aircraft during a routine safety check. half an hour later police launched a search. >> unable to confirm the tail number, but it is recognizable
>> search teams found the helicopter off highway 65, 15 miles north of the bakersfield, california, thehe medical team's final destination. all four people on board, the pilot, paramedic, a nurse and a patient were killed. their names have not been released, but the ceo of american ambulance says they were an experienced team. the company's staff was celebrating at its holiday party when they got the news. >> we're rallying togetherer crying, providing suppororto one another and telling stories and grieving. >> officials say bad weather made the search efforts difficult, b it's not yet known if those same conditions caused the crash. >> we ran into fog and heavy rain trying to get in by foot, and it took us quite some time to get there. >> this morning the ntnt will begin its investigation. >> at this time the we have no idea of what t cause was or what may have met with this
>> officials are still working to contact the family of those victims. horrifying accident. >> tamron, thanks. imagine this. you were riding a train and suddenly realized the operator was not ononoard. that terrifying situatatn happened in boston on thursday morning, and there were initial concerns that someone may have intentionally tampered with that train. nbc's ron mott is on this investigation. ron, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. officials said operator brought the train into the station behind me yesterday and got off to investigate a problem. that's when the train surgeded forward without him, brushing him as it left. the red line "t" train left the station south of boston on thursday as usual. only problem, as about 50 passengers later found, their operatat wasn't where he shshld have been, at controls. the six cars blowing past several stations. >> we were just flying through the stations. >> and if we had kept going at
over the bridge. >> reporter: for nine long minutes the spain train sped along the tracks mile after mile with terrified passengers. the mbta realized the problem immediately and cut the power and brought the train to a runaway halt. only then did the passengers discover why and none e them were hurt. >> the people on the first car were knocking on the door of the conductor and discovered there was no conductor there. >> governor charlie baker discussed skepticism about the cause. >> manipulated, tampered with. it's pretty clear it was set in forward motion which is why it moved in the first place when the signal was manipulated. >> reporter: officials said the 28-year veteran operator david felix vazquez was placed on
human error is to blame and that he received minor injuries after being pushed by the train as it moved out of the station where vazquez got off. this morning passengers schedule the 609 train out of braintree station where thursday's event began. >> i'm praying to god someone is in the driver's seat to be honest with you. that's all i care about. >> a new years ago the mbta cut t a second worker from its trains and a union leader said that extra set of hands could have come in handy yesterday to get this train stopped much sooner. a spokesperson for the mbta told nbc news the incident had nothing to do with that. guys, back to you. >> thanks, ron. fallout by controversial comment made by supreme court justice antonin scalia. during oral arguments scalia said some black students do better at, quote, less advanced schools, end quote that the are on slower tracks and on thursday the white house rebuked scalia and spokesman josh earnest said, quote, the comments reflect quite a different view than the priorities and values that the president, president obama, has spent his career talking about.
systems that consider an applicant's race as part of college entry decisions. now to a big story out of oklahoma city where a former police officer accused of raping more than a dozen women was convicted thursday on numerous counts. 29-year-old daniel holtzclaw began to sob when the first of 18 victims began. they say he targeted victims in the low-income neighborhood he patrolled. the women testified and said the assaults took place inside his squad car or while they were in custody. the jury has recommended a prison sentence of 263 years. in other news, they may be one of the year's most popular christmas gifts but do not plan bringing them on board an airplane. the three largest u.s. airlines are now banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium ion batteries that power the devices. delta, american and united say hoverboards will not be allowed in checked or carry-on luggage.
prohibited them. the news comes on the heels of several recent incidents, including one in the seattle area mall where a hoverboard burst into flames. let's go back to that stunning video we showed you at top of the show and want to say right at the top the cyclist you're about to see is okay, but here it is. crossing this happened in poland. the 26-year-old cyclist ignores the crossing gate and blows right past it and then slams right into a high speed train. sent tumbling through the air. you can see it even better from that vantagegeoint. had the cyclist arrived at tracks a second or two earlier this may have been a different story, rushed to the hospital and had non-life-threatening injuries. >> talking about this when you saw it the first time. wonder if he was wearing earbuds or whatever that was, listening to music because how do you not
>> jeff rossen did that story. you can't hear that train until it's literally right on top of you. >> he's lucky, very lucky guy. let's bring in mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> and jeff rossen will send me a check for another story. this is battle ground, like it. a reported tornado touching down causing big damage, lots of trees and power lines down. the fences, you can see the trampoline in between homes. we can see more of this again today on into the weekend. so here's one storm coming on shore. we've got anothehemajor storm that's offshore that comes in later on during the weekend. we're going to watch this push through. we're watching the rain or we're looking at inland snow and waves 30 to 40 feet along the california-oregon coastline and saturday the next storm comes in. another round of heavy rain. we could be e oking at another 8
californ-oregon coast. mudslides and debris flowing to be a big problem. if there is good news, again, it's the snow pack, the sierra going to be getting upwards of two feet or more, but look at this, into the rockies we're seeing a decent amount of snow as well. good news for the skiers. we'll get to your local forecast
seconds.wx timer @ 2:45 the wind has died down since yesterday, but the mild surge of temperatures will continue for just one more day. temperatures will climb into the 50's once again across siouxland under a mix of clouds and sun. a disturbance coming in the form of a cold front is progressing towards the region and is expected to arrive later in the day on saturday. this will usher in a cooler air mass for the weekend along with a chance of some light rain. the rain will be with us throug >> that's your latest weather. matt. >> all right, al. thanks so much. coming up, why did he abandon his bebergdahl captured by the taliban tells his story for the first time.
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a balmy day in the big apple. perfect day to do some holiday shopping. >> christmas shopping in short sleeves. >> i know. >> new concept. >> anyway, let's take a look at some of the stories making headlines. a medical helicopter crashed in central california overnight killing three crew members and a patient on board. the ntsb is investigating the cause, but there was dense fog
and heavy rain in that area at the time of the crash. >> a sad end to tell you about in the search for the brother of reality star kristin cavallari. 30-year-old michael cavallari's body was found in an isolated part of utah two weeks after his car was discovered in that same area, and authorities do not suspect foul play. fbi agents are resuming their search of a lake near the site of the san bernardino attack. investigators believe shooter syed farook and tashfeen malik may have dumped evidence into that lake.
with former prisoner of war bowe bergdahl speaking out for the first time, mounting his defense in unexpected place. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is here with that. craig, good morning. >> good morning, guys. another crackly voice, another voice rather than a crackly phone line. his side of the story and this time on the popular podcast serial. one of the most controversial figures in the american military sergeant bowe bergdahl waiting
to hear whether he'll face court-martial and already using this unusual form to offer up his defense. >> i'm going, good grief, i'm in over my head. >> in the first interview with america's last prisoner of war. >> suddenly, you know, it really starts to sink in that i really did something serious. >> bowe bergdahl in 25 hours of taped conversations with a screenwriter behind "zero dark 30" and "the foot locker" cast himself from an action film from a different film. >> i was trying to prove to the world that i was, i don't know,
>> saying he walked off a remote army outpost in 2009 as part of a plot to expose his leaders and track taliban fighters who instead captured him. >> the next morning was, you know, where i got myself screwed. >> surrounded, bergdahl admits he did not fight back. >> i'm not stupid enough to try to knife off a bunch of guys with ak-47s. >> how are those two things going on in the same rational mind? >> reporter: and one interviewed for the podcast. >> sees himself as a super soldier, jason bourne person and his intentions are to save us, but he went and did the exact opposite that have. >> released in a 2014 trade for five taliban prisoners held at guantanamo bay. >> wasn't forgotten business hi by his country. >> bergdahl stayed quiet, not even speaking to his parents. >> i was fully confident that when somebody actually took a look at the situation and when people started investigating the situation that people would understand that i was right.
the obama administration to try bergdahl as a deserter -- >> we're tired of sergeant bergdahl, a no good traitor who should have been executed. >> this sergeant now making serial his public defense. >> the more people knew about sergeant bergdahl's case, the facts and circumstances, the better, and i feel that way about the podcast. >> the serial first season with more than 5 million downloads and streams in its first season earning a new look for the convicted killer down in maryland. now it appears bergdahl has turned to the platform to try to sway public opinion. in this case i listened to the >> and there's a lot more of those interviews and we may hear >> craig melvin, thank you. here's a story that will get a lot of attention dealing with the raging debate over guns in this country. supporters claim allowing guns in places like college campuses will actually help to thwart attacks and they plan to demonstrate their point during a mock mass shooting in austin,
nbc's kerry sanders is there. kerry, tell us about this. >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. will organizers say they planned their mock mass shooting right here on the campus of the university of texas but still officials say like all outside groups that just won't be allowed so it will be slightly off campus so their theatrical performance they say hats exact same message, that gun-free zones are killing us. it has a lot of people up in arms, plan for a mock mass shooting even though it's cardboard guns, gunfire. >> bang, bang. >> reporter: that real isn't, and supporters playing the role of victims with ketchup for blood. >> using visual aid, overdramatized, very realistic. not something that people are going to happen upon and think is a real situation. >> reporter: theatrics are meant to dramatize their opposition to gun-free zones on college campuses, but even some gun rights supporters say the rally is a bad idea. >> i think it's irresponsible. i think it's just bad timing, and it's childish. >> reporter: in 1966 this same
the nation's first mass shooting at a college, a student named charles whitman climbed to the top of the school's tower and systematically picked off people below. 13 died. the group had planned on holding the mock mass shooting on the school campus, but school officials said no. online reaction has been mixed. on twitter, on what planet is a mock mass shooting a good idea? on facebook, fully support this event. time to end the sitting duck zones. organizers point to the umpqua community college shooting that killed nine and the rampage at virginia tech that killed 32 and said those events might have had a different outcome if people been armed. >> needs to be a national conversation about this and have people understand the common thread to all these tragedies are these gun-free zones. >> reporter: and that conversation about gun violence is likely to heat up this weekend. monday is the third anniversary
that left 20 children and six adults dead, the second deadliest mass shooting in this country following virginia tech. guys, back to you. >> kerry sanders on the story down in texas for us. thanks very much. >> and the weekend forecast. >> very severe weather will be firing up in the mid-section of the country. one of the byproducts of all this warm air and behind it through the rockies, missouri to texas, seeing some strong storms firing up. sunday, those storms shift into arkansas, louisiana and all the way down to houston. heavy rain will be involved as well and, in fact, we've got right now 25 million people at risk for severe weather on saturday. damaging wind, hail, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain. look at this, from houston, text texas up to little rock, we have
and locallywx timer @ 2:45 the wind has died down since temperatures will continue for just one more day. temperatures will climb into the 50's once again across siouxland under a mix of clouds and sun. a disturbance coming in the form of a cold front is progressing towards the region and is expected to arrive later in the day on saturday. this will usher in a cooler air mass for the weekend along with a chance of some light rain. the rain will be with us thro >> get your weekend weather when you need, to go to weather channel on cable and weather.com online. >> al, thank you very much. coming up, tattoos all the rage from bieber to ben to engaged couples. why ink is in. >> that tattoo is the real deal. and can you hang on for just one more week? "the force awakening" with "star wars" fans all across the
morning, these messages. cute little girl out on the plaza. we'll get outside in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, 7:42 now. as you know from every other commercial, the new "star wars" movie opens a week from today. >> we already know it is going to shatter just about every box office record in existence. willie is here. we are so excited. willie, what can you tell us? >> i'm not sure the country can wait another week. bursting at the seams and still one week away and, yes, the force is truly awake. jedi fans rejoice. we've nearly reached that galaxy
in just one week "star wars" super fans finally will get to catch up with the heroes of the original trilogy, luke, leia, han solo and chewie for the first time in 32 years, joined by new characters destined to become iconic to a new generation of fans. >> i don't know your name. >> benin, what's yours? >> amrie. >> the episode 7 excitement is reaching empire-sized proportions with fans camping out for full two weeks for the first screening. >> you get inside and sit down and your life changes. >> a once in a lifetime experience. >> reminiscent of the original anticipation in the '80s. and in the late '90s for the prequel. with this new trilogy and spinoff films already in the works, a massive money haul is expected from the box office and
>> i need this. >> "star wars" merchandise coming from charm bracelets. >> inspired from the dark side and the light side. >> to coffee creamer and that's just the letter "c." >> dear oh, dear. >> hollywood insiders say the movie is about to break records for breaking records. more than $50 million in advances sales alone and on course to be the first movie ever to rake in $100 million on its opening day. >> so once the force awakens in seven days it will be with us for a long, long time to come. >> chewie, we're home. >> yes, we are home. you still have time to binge watch the earlier films ahead of the opening if you haven't seen them.
released chronologically, it was that way or in episode order with the prequels first? >> old ones first. >> old ones first. >> but that goes out of line with the story. >> don't worry about the new first three, don't worry about it. >> watch the ones from the '70s and '80s, don't worry about the latest. >> because you need perfective. >> no, you don't. >> you don't. >> it's better to forget that that happened and just -- >> see what happens when we're too into pop culture? >> "porky's 1" or "porky's 2." >> i didn't see that one coming. >> matt just goes through the whole story, so is chewbacca good? >> we're going to seat movie tuesday night. >> you'll see the episode. >> i will watch 5 this weekend in preparation for my big -- >> are we going in costume? >> i am. >> we're going to go over to the orange room and dylan is in for carson.
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>> that's really add. >> are those leggings? >> "star wars" leggings. >> two ice dreams and you still own the leggings. >> yes. >> oh, i forgot the spoon. >> sorry. >> there's an extra spoon. >> dylan, thank you very much. >> the things i do for this show. coming up, we've got very big news to share about our dear friend willard scott, bu first, on a friday morning, these messages. antlers on reindeer, gifts tied with laces polar bear noses, colorful faces candy canes wrapped up to the top, how many ways can you snap, crackle, pop? snowmen with buttons, snowflakes with icing candy corn feathers, sure look enticing rice krispies treats, the fun doesn't stop - how many ways can you snap, crackle, pop? there's a bazillion ways to make the holidays a treat with kellogg's rice krispies.
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>> we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 11th day of december, 2015. we have got one of these like early fall days here in new york city. we're out on the plaza. it's like 50 something degrees. it's unbelievable. >> beautiful. >> and what about this crowd. >> it's huge. not only is it big but it's loud. i don't even know what you just said. >> take a look. we're on 49th street here. al, where are you? >> down here on 48th street and dylan is in the other corner. >> huge! >> unbelievable. >> can't even hear, and we're probably about, i don't know, eight people deep throughout entire plaza. >> this is amazing. i love this crowd. [ cheers and applause ]
>> you know, by the way, look at you, you're in a dress. >> so warm. >> it's beautiful. >> i wonder if that's why people weather, it's nice. >> exactly. >> it ain't us. >> something about willard scott, a great one, a legend, an institution here at "today." coming up, we've got a big announcement about our very good >> that's right. and first though we're going to get a check of the top stories of the morning. morning. tamron, take it away. >> good morning, everyone. donald trump is finding out how americans feel about his proposal to bar muslims from entering the country, and he's facing new criticism from a key rival. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in washington, peter, good morning. >> tamron, good morning. it's increasingly clear that donald trump's strongest challenger may be ted cruz. cruz just picked up a coveted endorsement in iowa from the state's top evangelical power broker and it comes after cruz at a private fund-raiser questioned trump and ben carson's readiness to serve.
their finger on the button? well, that is a question of strength, but it's also a question of judgment, and i think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them. >> now, it looks like trump maybe itching for a fight. just tweeted cruz shouldn't make statements behind closed door and should bring them out in the open, more fun that way. as for trump's controversial proposed muslim ban, our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows 6 in 10 americans oppose and republicans are divided, 36% against and now rivals are hesitant to the say whether they would support him as the nominee. investigators are searching a lake three miles from the terrorist attack in san bernardino looking for more evidence and pressing for more
farook who purchased the rifles use in the mass dear. police say marquez went on a drinking binge after the shootings and now feels remorse. a medevac chopper and their crew and patient were killed overnight when the copter crashed near bakersfield, investigate. there was fogg in the area and the pilot, nurse and paramedic on board were a safe and experienced team. protesters tied up downtown chicago traffic during the thursday night rush and demanded the resignation of mayor rahm emanuel a day after he publicly apologized for the 2014 police shooting of a black teenager laquan mcdonald. critics accuse emanuel and the state's attorney of covering up alleged police misconduct. at one point demonstrators stage a so-called die-in by lying down in the streets. the search for the brother of tv reality star kristin cavallari has ended.
thursday in southern utah nearly two weeks after his car was discovered there with its air bag deployed. officials say there was no sign of foul play. cavallari had been arrested last month for allegedly making threats against a woman he knew. kristin cavallari issued a statement thanking fans for their support and asking for privacy. more than a million bottles of sweet leaf ice tea are being recalled because the company says they could contain glassing fromments. it has received four complaints about glass but no word on any injuries. the recall covers six different flavors of sweet leaf in six-ounce glass bottles. plastic bottles are not affected by this. and in this season of "the nutcracker" a california ballet company found a novel way to kill time at airport. look, during a five-hour layover in denver, members of the state street ballet struck ballet poses on the moving walkway the hello, travelers. enjoyed the graceful visit. >> wow.
time with it, clicking on this wow. times. can you do that, matt and >> no. i like the passengers that aren't even looking. just walking by. >> tamron, thank you. >> thank you. with santa claus coming to town, soon your child's holiday wish list can seem endless. >> it's a approximate okay. you want them to be happy, but when it comes to gifts, how much is too much? hoda is here with more on that. >> oh, this is a biggie. there's a lot of debate raging online after this one. a woman shared a photo. presents under her family's tree. take a look. >> gift-giving gone overboard? this picture going vifrmt gesture of a loving parent or portrait of excess debate on social media? disgusting. gifts designed for, quote, spoiled brats, putting mom on defensive saying you can buy your children two presents or 200, but it is the way you bring them up.
it blessed saying you're the mom that every child wishes for. >> it's not for us to judge what's normal for another family. this is clearly their tradition. >> it's not all that unique. restraint is not in season during the holidays. a recent survey says americans are expected to spend $630 billion this year. that's about $800 per person. while another person found nearly 1 in 3 americans takes three months to pay off their holiday purchases. it's easy to get caught up in the spirit of giving. >> number of gifts, i feel like we usually get around 20 and that's always a good amount. >> for christmas it's nice to have a lot of presents. >> if i see anything more than really ten gifts, it's like, objection you spent a lot of money, and you know what i mean, at beginning of the year we're going to start broke. >> experts say it's all about managing expectations. >> i think you tell your own kids that's how they do
christmas christmas. give kids credit for being excited what are happens in their own household. >> as many families celebration their traditions most agree the great gift of all is time spent together. >> she says she's got three children and each kid gets 15 gifts. you wonder if they will remember them. what gifts do you remember? 58 kids? >> the motorrific. >> hot wheels. >> big wheels. >> baby alive. >> baby alive. >> remember baby alive? >> i wanted a trumpet. sounds we are. it was plastic. and i remember i was looking for it because i knew it was oddly shamptd i found it. here's what people online had to say about this. how many gifts is enough? we took a poll. 46% went with seven or more. >> wow. >> 35% said four to six and 19 boston said one to three. >> wow. >> i mean. >> it's very personal. what you do at christmas in our
our thing and we went a little overboard but then the rest of the year we were not a present-giving family necessarily so it was like this is a very special time. >> and i think it is what it is. i give my nieces a sweater, maybe treat them to boots and those kind of things add up but things that they would use, not just a toy. >> but so many gift, you know what happens with kids, they rip one over, haven't even looked tat yet and rips the next one en. there's an impact. anyway, hoda, thank you very much. >> up next, an optical illusion that might blow your mind. you've never going to guess what's real on that table? >> and then is this real? the scoop on the massive new phoenix tattoo that ben affleck appears to be sporting. and use the internet to bring back community. the woman behind the new social site that's being called the
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thank you boys. you're welcome. you're welcome. [ male announcer ] happy holidays from our family to yours. i love christmas! hey. we're back at 8:13. trending time. >> want to do this? >> doesn't the season give you such joy? >> puts me in a good mood, okay. how about this. this is a brand new wedding trend that came up in an online headline that caught our eye. it says engagement tattoos are the new diamond rings. check it out. couples flooding social media with some examples. some people this is just a cost issue. diamond rings are expenseiveexpensive. i think couples spend on average about $4,000 for diamond engagement rings. that back in 2012. that doesn't even count the cost of wedding bands. well, tattoos are more cost effective, that is, unless you add in the cost of the laser
and that ring if things don't go well. >> going to a real dark place. >> you can take a ring off, but a tattoo is a different story. >> my brother and his wife have the tattoos, and my cousin and her husband have the tattoos. >> i think they are really pretty, but i must say, not very practical. >> like that never happens. >> you are right. >> you sound so surprised that that might be a paint. >> as much as it pains me to say. >> you still have a design. nobody knows what it is. >> you have a matching design with somebody else. >> the design is in the form of a band. >> you can cover this. i had an engagement and the person put the date and something about me on their sglarm what did he say? >> i'm not telling you what he said. i hope he's covered it >> life goes on. >> we're so mean. >> really. >> dark natalie. >> i know.
this is a good time to change subjects. mind games. i think that's a good thing to do this morning. look at this image. we'll put it on the screen. obviously this looks like a bunch of boring objects on a table. is it? hold on. look at the red solo cup. it's a flat piece of paper. now the camera >> that is cool. >> dylan's rubic cube. >> you know what this is called? beside as super good time. an amorphic illusion. >> very cool. you have vert igo, you might want to hold on to this one. this video shows a stunt cyclist throwing caution to the wind and riding the rooftops in spain. this guy is danny mckaskel. he straps on a go pro and captures the action from every
he spent weeks looking for the perfect location to shoot this. he liked this location because of the beautiful architecture and the colors. right up -- >> look at the corner thing. looks like an optical illusion. >> you try to do it on the white line on the road. it doesn't work. >> look at this guy. >> amazing. beautiful footage, by the way. did you say where it was? >> in spain. >> did you make that up? >> no. >> now amy, who is doing pop start. >> i'll take this. we're going to start off by sending best wishes to ed here isen. he is having surgery to fix a damaged ear drum. the injury happened after he jumped off of a boat while vacationing in spain early year this year. that is in spain.
ended up busting his ear drum. he will take a break to recover. wonder how that affects singing. speedy recovery after that. >> next to amy schumer. you guys talked to her on thursday, minutes after she learned of her golden globe nomination for train wreck. the category best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy. guess who else is in that category, jennifer lawaw so amy was asked about the competition. >> i just want to know since you are in the same category is the friendship going to be able to survive? >> no. the friendship, over, i blocked her number. it's over. >> amy obviously kidding. we hope. on instagram she posted this photo with general ter saying congrats to my other sis. interesting to see how that plays out. a pair of stars are sporting new ink. justin bieber showed off a set
his neck. he captioned one photo, new tattoo. then ben affleck on the set of his new movie the photographers got a shot of his back tattoo, the massive art work covers his entire back and shows a multi-colored phoenix rising. we reached out to ben to confirm that it is real, so far no comment but sources tell e news it is real and it's not for a movie. i don't know. >> ladies, what do you think? what do you think of bieber's or that one? >> i don't like when it goes up the neck. a little too much. >> telling the truth? >> personally, i'm not a fan of that neck tattoo. what if you go on a job interview. impossible to hide. >> i think he's all right. >> for an accounting job. say. >> a marketing job. >> i think bieber's is hot. i think ben's is really big.
finally to will ferrell. among many other things the star of the christmas classic elf. and will does it well. yes. thank you for correcting that. when he hits to the streets one lady got so nervous she froze. >> who is the best in the movie "elf"? >> i guess -- the elf. >> who is the elf? >> what's his name? what's his real name? >> i'm right here! >> spreading christmas cheer in a way only he knows how. that's your pop start. >> dylan, thank you so much. al u got a check of the weather. >> cannot get enough of billy. i cannot get enough -- i don't think anybody can all of this warmth. talking record high
jet stream wait jet stream up to the north. ice slip, fort smith, lincoln, nebraska, then saturday, cleveland will probably set a record. cleveland, jackson, memphis, tennessee, even st. louis. and sunday, new york city may set a second day record. we're looking at cleveland, green bay, atlanta and elkins, the heat continues into early next week. that's what's goingwx timer @ 2:45 the wind has died down since yesterday, but the mild surge of temperatures will continue for just one more day. temperatures will climb into the 50's once again across siouxland under a mix of clouds and sun. a disturbance coming in the form of a cold front is progressing towards the region and is expected to arrive later in the day on saturday. this will usher in a cooler air mass for the weekend along with a chance of
be with us through the overnight >> that's your late weather. >> thanks very much, al. this morning we're wrapping up our series "the women of silicon valley". >> and natalie talks to a rising star interested in making community important game. >> actually grew up in a great town outside of boston on 'street where everyone knew each other. >> that memory is the inspiration behind next door, the company co-founded in 2010 and what some industry insiders are calling the next big thing. >> what's happened in the last 30, 40 years is people have lost touch with their community. >> yeah. >> and we're trying to bring some of that back with next boor. >> the new england native who played competitive lacrosse in college is now playing what she calls the ultimate team sport. >> you learn how to set goals, how to overcome adversity and how to be resilient, and that has obviously served me well in terms of building a company where you're faced with adversity every single day. >> a tech veteran leary grew up in silicon valley.
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>> good morning, everyone. it's 8:30 on friday, december 11, 2015. beautiful morning out higher on our plaza. we've got michael flatly there, the lord of the rings. >> "lord of the dance." >> you got me on that one. >> good one. >> well, he's precious. >> we've got the minions. did we see them there? >> and those are ewoks, matt. >> the lord of the dance is here michael flatly and the minions. >> look at "the lord of the rings" and someone is reminding
>> and the minions is out and it's on blu-ray and hd. >> and you're going to get for that one. >> coming up, if you just decide d decided you want to take a holiday getaway we'll show you ways to very much your money so your wallet gets a little bit of a break. >> i can't stop laughing at you. and we're helping you get dolled up for your holiday party with the secrets to tie the perfect scarf and full disclosure. i think i've googled how to tie a scarf a dozen times. >> i have to learn how to tie a tie because my husband can't understand the directions. >> cool. >> the we want to tell you we've got some very big news to share from our friend will yard scott to.
a check of the weather. >> all right yy. very impressive. your weekend outlook. here we go. saturday, looking at sunshine the eastern third of the country and big snow moving into the cascades and the sierras and rockies and now we look at sunday, sunday, sunday. we're looking at a warm day in the eastern third of the u.s. valley. going to be wet and heavy thunderstorms down through the lower gulf and look for the snows to expand out west and we're looking at icy conditions in the central plains. that's what's goingwx timer @ 2:45 the wind has died down since temperatures will continue for just one more day. temperatures will climb into the 50's once again across siouxland under a mix of clouds and sun. a disturbance coming in the form of a cold front is progressing towards the region and is expected to arrive later in the day on saturday. this will usher in a cooler air mass for the weekend along with a chance of some light rain. the rain will
hours o >> one, two, three, four. >>. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. lovely, lovely. >> i did not see that coming. >> they are irish, al. >> the this is what's on tap on broadway. "lord of the rings," "lord of the dance, dangerous games" and the creator is here, michael merry christmas. >> merry christmas.
with all your performances it is amazing that "lord of the dance" was never on broadway. been touring the world the last 20 years, all over the world. just sold out a big arena tour of europe. always dreamed of coming here to broadway and it's happy time. just love broadway. >> new york city celebrating naming part of 42nd street michael flatly way. thrill. >> such an honor. march. this is for you, dad. love you, and he would have been so proud if he would have been here for that. >> you're on broadway for how long? >> here to the 3rd of january, and tickets are flying, and audiences are going crazy and we're blessed. >> then you're going on tour. you're taking this on tour and after that is it true that you're retireing? >> yeah. it looks that way. got to make room for king james and fabulous fergo here and for them to take the lead. >> michael flatly, been an honor watching. you've been a good friend of the show and appreciate all that you've done.
games" lyric theater here in new york city. merry christmas. >> great to see you. goddbless. >> matt, back to you. >> want to see you do the shirt trick. >> not going to happen, thank you, al. more on the series hassle-free holiday and here with money-saving strategies is misty bell from the travel network virtuoso and good morning. happy holidays. >> thank you. >> not too late to get a good deal or availability? >> absolutely not toot late so go ahead and travel this holiday. >> you've got some great strategies that people can use, and you say the day you make your reservaon when it comes to an airline really does matter. >> the it absolutely matters. try to book your air on weekend mornings because that's when you'll find the best fares if. book on a sunday morning versus friday morning save up to 13%. >> and people should think about this by now that you've got to be flexible about the days you fly. >> most certainly.
your weekend and right now if you fly out early saturday morning and return early on tuesday morning you've got to get great fares? >> by the way, another thing to do and i've got friends who do this all the time. a lot of people don't like the way this sounds but fly on the actual holiday as opposed to getting there early. go on the day that everybody else is already there. >> exactly, exactly. >> find much better fares if you travel on christmas and new years and travel in the morning or evening because that will still be better than flying today. >> if you're booking for several people in your group or your family do this using multiple transactions. why is that important? >> so what you want to do is buy tickets. if you're buying for a family, four, five seats or so, book them separately because what happens is you're going to go online and you're going see this great fare but that's all inventory-controlled so if you're trying to book four, five, six seats you'll be pushed up into the
higher rate category. buy them individually you'll get at least some of the seats if not all of them at this lower fare, and if you're savvy enough
if you work with a travel adviser who has direct access into the airline's distribution system, they can book those for you individually and link them together and save you hundreds, maybe thousands. >> let's go on to hotels and this sounds counterintuitive. pay extra for a club floor. >> yes. look for hotels that cater to business travelers. you may pay $50 more to stay on the club floor but you'll get
complementary breakfast, snacks and beverages throughout the day and you'll really recoup that, especially for the family. >> there are extra night free deals. >> a lot of hotels are offering third and fourth nights free so they are not publishing or advertising so if you're staying for multiple nice, go ahead and ask for it. >> if you're choosing a destination important to do the math. >> might get a good deal on travel or the hotel but what will it cost you once you get there. >> look at entire trip, look at transportation and costs and look at food and activities and budget from that standpoint. >> good ideas. misty bell, always nice to see you. >> thank you so much.
teaching we're back at 8:40. when it comes to fashion it's not only about what you wear and how you wear it. >> that's right. >> before your next holiday celebration we'll show you how to master the art of tying. let us start with dan trepanier, creative director of articles of style. dan, good morning. good to see you. >> thanks for having me, guys. >> when it comes to ties, you have to really take into consideration the thickness and texture of the tie, don't you? >> right, right. you want them not to be in proportion with the overall size so if you're a larger guy you want a wider tie and thicker fabric as well. >> we'll show you a couple of different knots and very traditional. one is called the foreign hand. i'm going to try that. tell me whyhy peopleike this knot. >> i'll walk you through it.
easy to wear and most guys are wearing, it over the front like that. i knowou wear this every day. >> right. >> and then you're going behind and lay it flat and leave a little space when you cross over. that will create the front of the knot. behind and over and down through the loop you created there. >> does the shirt collar have anything to do with the kind of tie. >> if you're wearing a larger tie, want a more spread collar. shirt lapels and the tie all in proportion, and it looks like that. >> al, you going to try a different knot. >> this one is trick yes, windsor knot, similar to that but an extra couple of steps, wide side over narrow side and up this way, just like that. >> and then over there, there you go, and speak is behind this piece, first part of your triangle that's the base of the knot and over this way. >> this is more complicated. >> a little more complicated.
trusted a guy in a windsor not. >> i don't blame him. >> what about half one? >> you're getting somewhere. >> that's your pace and it will make the knot thicker and bigger, make a loop. >> and this worked out pretty nicely. >> look at that. >> and when you're done, it looks something like -- >> don't try this at home. >> i don't feel so bad. >> guys, good rehearsal. >> very nice, guys. >> okay. we're going to do the scarves. we've got three kinds. >> take it length-wise and then you're going to halve is length-wise. >> okay, okay. you mockett guys. >> karma. and then you have it again
keep your hand through the loop and pop isver your neck. take one. loose ends, does it matter top or bottom. >> and pop it through the loop. >> i'm doing, it i'm good, i'm good. >> i see the loop. >> and then the second tie you tie through this way. >> over and understand. >> i may not be able to read after this. >> it's very functional. >> this is cute. >> it only takes a mirror. perfect. >> great. >> tamron. we are going to do the western shawl so you're taking your oblong scarf and making it into a square. >> got it the. >> and then make it into a triangle. there you go. okay.
peaked trianglee there. doesn't matter if it's not even and throw over the shoulders almost like a blanket and tie the two ends in a knot in the back. it's cute and a unique way of doing it. this one i like for an evening and wear it in a lightweight scarf. >> what if you're eating. >> perfect for lobster and ribs. >> okay. >> you said mine is very easy. this is the most fashion forward one i would say. halving it length-wise. you don't even. let's leave it wide because then you can make almost like a jacket out of it. over the shoulder, something we're seeing a lot on the runways. >> okay. >> thin scarf, thick scarf. perfect in the weather.
>> belt on backwards, sorry. >> there you go. >> and then you wear it almost like a vest. >> reallll cute. >> we got one right. >> you're welcome. >> that's great. by the way, this segment didn't help you, and it probably didn't, there are step-by-step directions online. just if to today.com. how to get your kids
five finalists vying for a trip to super bowl 50. it's the story of a new jersey man using football to reach kids on the fringes of athletics and to get closer to his own son. >> it's hard to put into words what keeps him going. at end of the day, like nobody leaves feeling as if they didn't accomplishsh s sething and that's somethinin that has gonee away from sports. ed with the pressure of travel teams and rejection of the kids that can't really play, we're like the last line of defense when it comes to reaching someone who is not athletically gifted. >> i feel like i am making a difference. >> felix agosta, a retired air force master sergeant is making a difference by giving kids a chance to shine. >> a aouple years ago i started an nfl flag footbalal program that specifically would cater to kids in the inner city.
>> come on, green. let's go. >> about80% of th kids in our flag football program are latt nose. we're creating a whole new generation of football fans in the latino community. >> rush the quarterback. >> it's something that i wanted to do for the kids. >> this league doesn't care about winning or losing. they care about growth and development of the children. >> my son. he's 8. a lot of other coaches never wanted to play him because they was either they would say too slow or a beginner in their terms and he actually brung out something that no one has seen before. >> instead of taking kids who know sports and all that, he takes kids who don't know sports and he encourages them that way. >> i have a son and i refer to him a lot as a miracle baby. he was born at 24 weeks and had a breathing tube and kept pulling the breathing tube out and they finally said he's telling us somomhing and he
they said that's symbolic of what kind of kid this would be, a kid that would overcome all these obstacles. >> felix junior's passion is photography and his eye for football has brought him and his father closer together. >> this is kind of the base for our relationship, you know. kind of started a new age of understanding with each other. >> if he didn't have this league, i don't know if they would be as close as they are right now. >> i'm definitely proud of him, you know, like seeing how he makes a difference in people's lives. >> hall of famer anthony munoz and his son also run football camps that make a difference in kids' lives. >> we want these young men and women to leave this camp learning a lot of football, but we want them talking about the character values that they learn. >> they are the perfect duo to honor felix and his son. >> wow, these are some great shots here. i love this.
>> felix, anthony munoz. >> this is my son michael. good to see you. >> nice to meet you. >> we were inspired by yourr story. you're a finalist with the chance to go to super bowl 50. congratulations, felix. >> i don't even know what to say. thank you very much. that's awesome. >> it happens to other people, but you never really think it's going to happen to you. >> that's a cool movement one rule of felix' football league is no dropping off. by that he means he asks parents to stay and to be involved, and now moms and dads have become an integral part of the league. i love this idea because sports have become so mpetitive. they can be discouraging if you're not one of the stars on the travel team. this the kind of makes the umbrella bigger for all kids. >> and so much to get out of sports. >> how many super bowl tickets you got to give away? the. >> we've got three more amazing stories to go. >> awesome.
this is "today" on nbc. you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, sure equal pay for w wen. i'i'bernie sanders. i approve thisisessage because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. it's's thank you, willard, is brought to you by smucker's. thanking will yard for 20 great
>> and we are back on a friday morning with some by theittersweet news. our beloved friend willard scott is retiring. >> we plan to honor his on tuesday, his official last day and today we look k ck at one of our favorite willard moments. >> mr. president, bless your heart. do we love you. >> i remember one of the happiest days of our lives, the inauguration parade. >> during the inaugural. >> 100,000 people on the parade route. >> he got barbara bush to come over and kiss him. >> i think people are so drawn to willard that they want to be part of his orbit and that includes first ladies. >> i see his face and race over and give that face a kiss. >> how about that, i've been kissed by the best. >> and he said i didn'tnow you knewew willard scott, and i said i
i just love that face. >> i'll tell you, that's nicest kiss i've had in a long time and i appreciate that. >> the list is long of those willard scott have kissed over the years. >> barbara bush and willard were kind of made for each other, i'm not surprised that she gravitated towards him. >> barbara bush singled him out, a member of the first family chose to single out america's weatherman, and i remember smiling from ear to ear for willard at that moment. >> we love that man. >> we do. >> and we're going to honor willard and say a big thank you to him next tuesday morning right here on "today." >> looking forward to that. going to be so fun to look at some of that old footage and reminisce, and willard is like the inspiration of your life. >> he's like my second dad, really, is and he was in the control room in weese et morning this show first went on the air as a page. >> that's amazing. >> we can't wait to do that. a lot coming up next hour.
tomorrow night. estes has performed with opera companies around the world. he's a native of centerville, iowa and says he always loves to perform in his home state. "whenever i come back to iowa, it's's like coming back home. my roots are here, and i've sung with the des moines symphony orchestra many, many times. but i love the midwest, i love iowa, and i'm really thrilled to be back in sioux city again." said simon estes. estes also holds teaching positions at iowa state university and wartburg college. the performance is tomorrow night at 7:30 at the orpheum. here's ben with weather.
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sensation who has had quite a week. charlie puth. and al is in the kitchen cooking up, what else? bacon. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall liverom studud 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome too " "day" on a friday morning, december 11th, 2015. markings you can feet holidays out there on the plaza right now. a great crowd outside and inside. i'll willie along with al tamron and natalie is off. >> and your morning jam. >> "bring it back" with shy carter ft. aleon craft. >> how do you know this? >> i have a 17-year-old daughter. >> kiss one. >> you don't do any of this or that. >> it's this. . >> that's it. >> that's a good move toe watch on the weekend.
"star wars" which we'll talk about later. >> speaking of movies, one week to go until "star wars," and people have been counting down the days for months and year, let's be honest. the premiere next friday. the latest trailer got fans in a frenzy. they are getting reading into little snippets of scenes that they are seeing and big plot lines. that not in the trailer. that our effect from "millennium falcon" and fans camping out att imax in los angelesnd tcl, started camping out for the movie and the merchandising, if you watch tv. >> amazing. >> come off the live program and for the next three minutes everything has a tie-in in "star wars." >> i saw a tie-in with kay jewellers. >> yes. >> i saw that, too. >> wow! >> campbell's soup has an r2-d2 can. >> christmas sweaters and waffle makers. >> love that. >> coffee creamer. >> and a toaster. >> and there's the creamer. >> that's my favorite.
>> and the darth vader? >> i don't think i've ever have coffee m me but i think i'll buy some. >> does the coffee make that sound when you lift the lid? >> i think we add that had. >> how aboutalt and pper shakers. >> of course. >> and even a bracelet. >> right there. >> that's the kay jewellers, charm bracelet. incredible. >> may the force be with you. >> oh, come on. >> you're going to spend weekend watching all six of the previous movies and the question is what order do you watch them in and how do you do it? >> i don't think you need to watch the new first three, i don't think you do. i think you go four, five six. if you have to choose one, it would be five. >> yes. >> yes, yes. >> just -- you've got to the watch all three of those. >> but iyou only had two and a right. in. >> i bet you if you go online somebody has taken a mash-up and condensed a bunch of them. genius.
>> savannah wants to dress in koss two. guys -- >> who are you going to be? >> princess leia. i'll get my cinnamon buns. chewie. >> during the first rokerthon you were wearing a wunsie pajama thing that was reminiscent of chewbacca. >> i'm not that hairy. >> you had hair -- >> i'm not telling you to come knocked where you have to have a depill try all over. >> no girl wants to hear you should go as chewbacca. that stash you got. not enough female characters? >> i'm just saying. peppermint patty. go against type.
putting actual sin abon. leia. >> black barbie, stripper >> wow. >> iffhat got bonus enough. >> if that didn't scare you with your children enough. >> end of the year means a lot of people crossing their fingers for the holiday bonus and one employ etz. each of the employees are getting $100,000. >> the how is that possible? >> regardless of their position. >> the company is called hill corps oil and natural gas. their own personal santa, their boss, jeff hillebrand is rewarding his employees if they reach the company's goal. he's been on "fortune's" mag's several kreerts. >> should. >> in 20 each employer is asked to choose between a $50,000 car or $35,000 in cash r meeting a five-year goal. >> would you take the car or the >> cash.
>> i'm sending in my resume to this company on linkedin. >> based in texas? >> i'm a texan. already got a home. >> my math is not great but that's $1.4 million he's giving cool. >> that's impressive. >> i bet there's a very low turnover rate there. >> you'd have to drag me out. please, mister, don't make me leave. something that caught our eye that will certainly warm your heart. we know lots of kids making their wish list this holiday season, but one girl in particular got what she wanted while spreading a little cheer back to all of us, and you after you see this video. her name is sapphire terry, just 8 years old, and she shaved her christmas wish on facebook with the help of her aunt liz dotler. she's gone through so much. she asked for so little n.2013 sapphire was the victim of a house fire. she lost her father and her three siblings and suffered burns on her body.
holiday cards to fill a tree card holder that her aunt picked up at a thrift store. more than 20,000 people have shared this facebook post and this week sapphire received the surprise of a lifetime. now she has more than enough cards to fill her little tree and then some. people allllent her teddy bears and homemadede jewewry and personalized crist mats ornaments, books and what every princess needs because sapphire you are princess, a good tiara. >> you're getting me a little bit. >> wow. >> awesome story. >> it's perspective which we always talk about and you both are parents and obviously i have the children in my life and it's perspective. we saw a story earlier war mom, i think 85 presents per child. >> spent $2,300. >> and that was her choice and not in the judgment. >> but a lot of people turned against her online. >> a lot of people, but it is a reminder it's not just about -- which we like nice gifts, you,
>> want gifts from youtube? >> you, too. >> a chewbacca costume. >>
you can send a goist your favorite sinatra person, a big birthday this weekend. december 12th, marking the 100th anniversary of frank sinatra's birth. old blue eyes himself considered one of the world's great entertainers. your favorite sflat song was -- question. i went with hat's life." >> i understand it's a cover and has a bluesy song i.love this song. i electronic organ in the background. >> and he owns it. he owns it. >> mine, because i'm a kid at heart "you make me feel so youj." >> the that's a great one. >> and the back story was supposed to be about mia farrow has the lightness and the feeling when you're first in love and someone is making you float on air. >> oh, wow.
>> i like "myy way." >> the first time i heard senate raft. he was on the pop charts and, you know, this song -- >> i love this song. >> this song makes me cry every time. this is one of those red wines, you start thinking about life, did i really do it my way. >> wow. >> i'm divulging a lot. >> the my gosh. >> throw it into the mix, there's a version of "my way" sinatra and pavarotti. >> what do you think was the magic of sinatra, beyond thehe voice? >> the phrasing, no other singer who could phrase a song the way sinatra could. >> and the cool. it's the tuxedo tie undone at end of the night and the cocktail in his hand. >> original king of all media, radio, television, recordings, he did it all. >> and it was more about the music. he's taking stances on civil rights. >> yeah. >> and he's just -- you know, how they say they don't make people like that anymore.
>> the rat pack. >> he broke some kind of mold. got that the right. toots. >> sinatra. >> it sounds like sinatra from brooklyn. >> hoboken. >> that's in jersey. that's like a road trip to hoboken. >> very close. if not himself then he has not >> sing, it al senate are a. he truly feels and not the words of the one who lived blows and did it my way >> that's what's going on around
here'swx timer @ 2:45 the wind has died down since yesterday, but the mild surge of temperatures will continue for just one more day. temperatures will climb into the 5's once again across siouxland
under a mix of clouds and sun. a disturbance coming in the form of a cold front is progressing towards the region and is expected to arrive later in the day on saturday. this will usher in a cooler air mass for the weekend along with a chance of some light rain. the rain will be with us through the overnig >> that's the late weather. speaking of my way, one ever my idols, my mentor, mr. willard scott who graced this program for 35 years, 65 years in total at the "today" show, is finally retiring. i hate to say those words. this coming tuesday, on december 12th, and i shouldn't say -- december 15th, and we are going
whole big sendoff for him, and the try to put his career in perspective. talk about a guy who it it all, real de. >> one of those guys, literally been a part of my life as far back as can i remember. been such a fixture in the american minds for so long. >> pop culture. >> and i've watched him through the tv. to hear someone who knows him talk aboutim with search reverance. >> beautiful. >> literally my second dad. after my dad passed he became my dad. love that man. i'll be with him on tuesday and we've got some great surprises. >> give him a great sendoff. coming up, the singer who wants to marvin gay and get on and golden and my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis made a simple trip to the grocery store anything but simple. so finally, i had an important conversation with my dermatologist about humira. he explained that humira works inside my body to target and help block a spececic source of inflammation that contributes to my symptoms.
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>> it earned him three grammy nominations on monday and just yesterday he was also nominated for a golden globe. >> charty currently part of f e jingle ball tour. his new album due out next month called "nine track mind." charlie, good to see you. >> let's talk about the drink. >> this is your go to. >> this is an excessive amount of hershey's chocolate mixed in with milk, very delicious. >> is that your secret weapon? who made this? >> did any of you all make it? >> one of our stage craft folks. >> the worst thing you can drink before you sing but i drink it anyway. >> names a little phlegmy. >> sound like an old guy from brooklyn. >> charlie. >> not held you back obviously. you've been having a heck of a year, my friend. >> yeah. >> getting the golden globe nomination yesterday. what was that like? >> that one caught me completely off guard. first of all, when i was nominated, me and wiz were nominated for three grammys i
i -- i got off the plane and they said it was three, and i -- i didn't have wi-fi on the plane so i thought something was wrong because i got like 100 text messages, urgent, urgent, like a bad picture or somethingnded up on the internet of me. >> we've got a little video. >> not the bad picture. >> got three grammy nominations. oh, my god. how insane. what? >> so you don't see it. you don't see it, but there were like 50 paparazzi who had just been screaming terrible things at me, because i wouldn't sign pictures because they are just going to put them on ebay and sell hem. >> sure,exactly. >> it was like i just escaped the hecticness and got in the my little van and captured that little sgloemt cute. >> when you think about where you were 12 months ago and had you playing with us a couple months ago and you talked a little bit about like i can't
>> what was i doing? >> i was finishing marvin gay in my parent's house in my bed root finishing up the production of it on my laptop and getting ready to send it to the record label and be like, objection i think it's a spit shine on the cord, almost done. >> and look where it's taken you? >> i signed my deal in january 2015, so it will be a year. >> that's amazing. >> crazy. >> parents can never change that root you know how kids move out and change it to a den. that is history when you wrote marvin gay. talk about "jingle ball." what do you do during the day? >> i'm hopped up on milk chocolate. >> the i have to work off a little milk chocolate, do a little workout, a little gym, maybe a little singing like you were doing. >> "may way." >> phenomenal. >> it would be me singing. >> and then you're ready to bring it on tour. >> yeah, absolutely. >> and then we fish out the "jingle ball" days b this is the biggest one tonight in new
>> you've got the new album coming out. >> "nine track mind." >> what can people expect off of that? >> by a collaboration with selena gomez and it's just like all soulful pop record which i'm really happy about, all produce and written by me with the help of some greatat people. >> the meghan smooch at end. they had that ready to go? that's what we do here. >> social stauking you. that's what we have. >> that's good. >> go the to the ask you again about the kiss? >> what kiss? >> i don't remember that. >> wait. >> you're just friends? >> yeah. >> i don't remember that. >> do you remember it lasting that long and being so powerful? >> we really -- you know, there's 19 performers. we're thinking -- meg and i are just friend and we're thinking how are we going to stand out amongst the justin biebers and everything and we ended up being the most talked about perform snans. >> did you see that kiss?
>> well played, young man, well played. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. good to see you. thanks so much. merry christmas >> merry christmas and happy holidays. >> thank you. coming up. what kim and kanye are doing with 1,000 pair of shoots that have the internet buzzing. details coming this is the one place we're not afraid to fail. some of these experiments may not work. but a few might shape the future. ke turning algae into biofuel... ...new technology for capturing co2 emissions... ...and cars twice as efficient as the average car today. ideas exxonmobil scientists are working on to make energy go further... ...no matter how many tries it takes. energy lives here. fact you won't find the brand pharmacists recommend most for cold and flu relief at the shelf. advil cold & sinus is only behind the pharmacy counter. ask your pharmacist for fast, powerful advil cold & sinus.
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and it's "pop start," "pop fix"." i'm a little distracted. al has a bacon segment coming up and i'm not invited. he can't get into our club. just our club. not even the kardashians can. the new mom posted her first video after she and kanye welcomed the baby boy saint showcasing the gorgeous house and the floral arrangements coming from john legend, chrissy teigen and designer roberto cavelli but the reality star is doing some giving herself this holiday season. north's mom tweeted yesterday how she was breastfeeding her new bundle of joynd hear t t story of a young girl trying to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to a charity that helped her during hurricane katrina. kim says i think i know the designer of shoe of the year award. kardashian joke tweeted kanye
1,000 shoes to soles for souls and they tracked down the girl and she was able to reach the goal of 1,000 shoes by christmas. awesome. looks like we're not only one giddy about the globes. lady gaga nominated for a golden globe for her role on "american horror story hotel" and not long after the announcement she tweeted an apotogy for her reaction saying i apologize to my neighbors. i'm stillcreaming in my apartment in new york. i'm nominated as an actress for a golden globe. what a dream. is this real in the first golden globe nod for the singer and we couldn't be happier for gaga. actor geena rodriguez is not one to hold a grudge where a tweet was sent out identifying her as america ferrera. i didn't hear anything until recently someone added me.
beautiful and a fantastic actress. if there's anybody i want to get mixed up with, it's her for sure. love you, geena. thank you very much. and someone we love, sylvester stallion might have snagged the nomination but wanted to give credit to his co-star. jordan got knocked out, filming michael b. jordan young creed and getting ko'd for real and he got up and did it again and talk about the eye of the tiger. yes, and as mentioned, bitterly, bacon and waffles. need i say more. and your local news and i'm running, "rocky." and off you go,
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so-called cadillac tax provision for two years. that's the tax on expensive employer-sponsored health plans. it would generate an estimated $90 billion over ten years. 2018. and more than a million bottles of sweet leaf ice tea are being recalled because the company says they could contain glass fragments. it has received four complaints out glass, but no word of any injujues. the recall covers six different flavors the sweat leaf in 16-ounce glass bottles. plastic bottles are not effective and the three largest so-called hover board because of the potential fire danger from the lithium ion batteries that power the devices. delta, american and united said thursday hoverboards will not be luggage. jetblue airways have always prohibited them. the news comes on the heefls several recent incidents including one at a seattle-area mall in which a hoverboard burst into flames.
video first. it's important to note the cyclists that you're about to see is okay. now, this is surveillance video at a train crossing in poland. the 26-year-old cyclist ignored the crossing gate and bws right past it. he slams directly into a high-speed train and is sent tumbling through the air. a different angle shows the accident on the opposite side of the tracks. amazingly this man is okay. he was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. that is incredible to see that. we've been talking about that alal morning let's get a checkck of something else we've been talking about, of course, the weather with . >> thahas so much, tamronon let's look at your weekend outlook. here we go. saturday, we've got sunshine and probably record-breaking temperatures up and down the east coast into the ohio river valley. wet weather in the mississippi vale and snow in the rockies, cascades, summit and also in the syria. looking at wet weather, windy weather and some dangerous weather as well. sunday, sunday, we are expecting more record-setting temperatures along the eastern third of the country.
lakes, gulf coast and severe weather could be happening down through the lower gulf coast. snowy o o west and especially us a get into the plarns the cascades and the pacic wx timer @ 2:45 the wind has died down since yesterday, but the mild surge of temperatures will continue for just one more day. temperatures will climb into the 50's once again across siouxland under a mix of clouds and sun. a disturbance coming in the form of a cold front is progressing towards the region and is expected to arrive later in the day on saturday. this will usher in a cooler air mamas for the weekend aaong with a chance of some light rain. the rain will be with us through the overnight hours on saturday and may mix with and
a few months ago dylan and i were in deep discussion about waffles. i mentioned my recipe and ever begging me. >> i've been hinting, how about that. >> what i call my stress-free bacon waffle? okay. . >> people feel it'soo batter. >> quick question, do i need a waffle iron because that's the one thing i don't have. >> yes, you do. pancakes. >> okay. >> i might be making some bacon pancakes but let's go. >> got milk and flour and baking powder and baking soda, bacon, of course, butter, eggs. my secret ingredient, malted milk powder. >> which you never heard of before since i used to work in an ice cream shop. >> put two cups of flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder and you've also got the maltd milk powder. you'll whisk this all together. >> i'll help you out. >> please, please whisk.
little while? in the fridge or freezer and keep it in air-tight containers and that's the beauty. >> now the bacon. when you're making a lot of bacon, i like to actually do it in the oven, so you line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. like out your bacon and put it the in. >> does the fat store on the tray. >> the fat will storm. i likik to make this -- have the parchment paper over lap so you drain off the at. right now. i don't remember. let's check it out. >> i'll look in this one. there. >> it's already done. >> thankfully it's right there. >> okay. >> now you'll take three eggs. >> before you take the eggs want
sugar because it aeroirates them. >> can you use an electric mixer? >> can you but it won't help you. >> pour in milk, whole milk and the eggs and a stick of melted butter because it needs fat and then you'll whisk that up together. >> and then you come to the waffle iron and here's the part. >> this is the part i'm missing at home. >> the waffle iron. >> so critical. >> you put the waffle batter in. >> don't fill it up too high. >> or itt will be like a volcano and put the bacon in. >> you close it up. it will bake and then voila. >> is the bacon hidden inside the waffle. >> oh, wow. >> that's going to be hot. >> a little hot. >> and then we -- >> why did you have to do that? >> all right. >> i can't wait to try this. >> bacon waffle. >> i had to slow down so it wasn't down before you got down here. >> i'm on my second one.
>> i can't get it the in my mouth fast enough. >> you definitely neath need the waffle iron. >> it's hot. >> for this recipe and more go to today.com. our food club standout debbi traub. singer and songwriter. a little hot? >> the move it around and it will eventually cool off. >> are you all right? >> it's so good. she will realize how good it is once the third-degree burns settle in. the singer/songwriterho made ed sheeran cry. i wasn't expecting that. jamie lawson. right after these messages. >> hot waffle out of the oven. thank you. thank you, again. pat yourself upon your back. your shopping is done. you ain't no slack. rest at ease it's all ok. you ordered online and got them in the same day. navigate the app at will with incredible digital ninja skills.
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since october and recently opened for his friend ed sheeran in front of a sold out crowd. >> we'll talk to jamie is in a minute but first a look at how he got here. you spend the night in my bed you woke up and you said >> singer/songwriter jamie lawson's popularity exploded this year with the release of his single "wasn't expecting that. " i wasn't expecting that it was only a word >> he became the first recording artist signed to ed sheeran's label gingerbread man records. >> since then jamie has been featured as one of "entertainment weekly's" hot new artists to hear now. don't want to get ahead of myself i think i just found a way >> his self-titled album has climbed to number one on the uk album chart. >> the here to say hello. >> and this fall he opened for one direction's arena tour in
in the new year, he'll hit the road with vance joy with a u.s. tour and ready to take this country by storm. i wasn't expecting that >> jamie lawson, good morning, great to have you here. >> thanks very much. thanks for having me. >> i think you can tell by us tapping our toes instinctively how much that song came on and how much we love it and how much people love it. you're not an overnight sensation, at this the for a while and singing and songwriting for years. >> yeah. >> and your friend ed sheeran signed you to the label. how did that come together? >> well, he was drunk and he wanted to start up a record label and i went, yeah, sure, i'll be on it. swatted a bit like that. i thought he was joking and turned out he wasn't. >> and the label is called gingerbread man records. >> i understand so far all the artists are gingers like yourself, like yourself and mr. sheeran. >> it's in the contract. >> yes. >> how do you keep that going? it's a tough standard to meet?
to go next, no idea. >> now that you're sharing the stage with ed, that's got to be kind of a nice fill to this, to bring it all together. >> yeah, he's been incredibly important to what i do. he really does love that song and loves the other songs as well so he was kind -- i think like the album went to number one. i think he was more excited about it than i was. >> wow. >> it was crazy. >> but, yeah, he's been great, you know. >> speaking of crazy. when you look at video when you see all of the people the cell phones in the air by the thousands and to willie's point you've been working at this and now you're there. how do you describe it to yourself? >> don't know. you just kind of like say well done. >> i like that. >> for sticking in there and try to enjoy it as much as i can now. i get to do things like this which is amazing. >> jamesy is going to sing that hit "wasn't expecting that"
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we're back with british singer/songwriter jamie laws on out with a self-titled album and right now he's singing his hit "wasn't expecting that." jamie. it was only a smile but my heart it went wild i wasn't expecting that just a dell cat kiss anyone could have missed i wasn't expecting that did i misread the sign
i wasn't expecting that you spent the night in my bed you woke up and you said well, i wasn't expecting that i thought love wasn't meant to last i thought you were just passing through if i ever get the nerve to ask what did i get right to deserve somebody like you i wasn't expecting that it was only a word it was a thing i wasn't expecting that it came without fear and eight months turned into a year
i thought love wasn't meant to last honey, i just thought you were passing through if i ever get the nerve to ask what the did i get right to deserve somebody like you i wasn't expecting that isn't it strange how a life can be changed in the flicker of the sweetest smile we were married in spring you know i wouldn't change a kiss what a life i'd have missed if you had not took a chance on
when i wasn't expecting that time doesn't take long, three kids up and gone i wasn't expecting that when the nurses they came, said it's come back again i wasn't expecting that then you closed your eyes, you took my heart by surprise i wasn't expecting that [ applause ] >> jamie lawson. thank you so much.
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