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having ties to groups in syria and iraq, including isis. what the fbi says they were planning to do. raucous rally. donald trump interrupted by protesters repeatedly during a late night event in vermont. >> get them out. get them out. >> while in virginia, president obama holds a controversial town hall on guns and faces tough questions from the widow of american sniper chris crime. >> the laws that we create don't stop these horrific things that happening, right, and that's a very tough pill to swallow. >> right. >> going up, tomorrow's powerball jackpot now worth $700 million. this morning how you can actually improve your chances of winning the big one. and he's back as hollywood gears up for the golden globes, we catch up with return host
his biting humor has more in hollywood a little bit nervous. >> why he says he couldn't resist coming back for more jokes and jabs today, friday, january 8, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer live from los angeles and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in los angeles. savannah is back in new york, and savannah, the people in this town are getting ready for the big event this weekend. >> yeah, absolutely. hopefully it will be a dry red carpet. i see ricky gervais is sharpening his knives. i bet we will gasp as he put it. >> exactly. i was not talking about the globes. i was talking about your arrival here. excited about. >> please have the lavender tealights ready for me, matt. >> we will.
lots to get to this morning. let's start with the top story. two terrorism-related arrests, one right here in california. this is sure to intensify that debate going on about refugees from the middle east. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is looking into that. pete, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. both of these men will appear in court later today to be formally charged. officials say this is a case about fighting overseas, not about plotting attacks here at home. the justice department says a 22-year-old man from iraq aws mohammed younis al jayab was arrested while he was living in sacramento accused of lying to immigration authorities. the fbi says when he was questioned in 2014 about whether he was ever connected to a terror group he told them he went to turkey a year before to visit his sick grandmother. in fact, the grandmother says he went to syria to fight with various terrorist organizations, first apparently against the assad regime.
arrested, 24-year-old omar faraj saeed al hardan who lives in houston accused of providing support to isis by getting to syria. he was in touch with the sacramento man asking how he could join with jawedihadists overseas and he's denied of having any connection to terror organizations when he applied for u.s. citizenship in 2014. as you know, both men came to the u.s. as refugees. officials say al jayab, the man in sacramento, had already been to syria once when he came here and no suggestion that al hardan, the texas man, was radicalized when he came here 17 years ago as a refugee. matt. >> pete williams on this breaking story overnight. pete, thank you very much. savannah. let's talk politics. the presidential race, donald trump held his first rally in vermont last night blocks actually from democrat bernie sanders' campaign headquarters. the event drew a lot of
let's start our coverage with nbc's peter alexander. peter, good morning >> reporter: town of burlington, vermont, was on edge anticipating trump's visit, especially after his campaign handed out thousands more tickets than they had seats. vermont, of course, is a deep blue state, not typical trump territory, and the candidate spent a lot of his night battling protesters. in the liberal bastion of burlington, vermont, bernie sanders country, the trump show felt more like the set of jerry springer. >> trump, trump, trump! >> reporter: repeatedly interrupted by protesters the republican front-runner taunted his unwelcome guests. >> get them out. get them out. confiscate his coat. you know, it's about 10 degrees below zero outside. >> reporter: even berating his own security. >> come on, security. move faster. we need security that moves fast. come on, move faster. >> pretty soon they are going to get so nasty we won't have any more protesting, you know, that right. >> reporter: after handing out 20,000 free tickets for the 1,400-seat theater, the trump
to get in. pledge allegiance to trump or go home. >> the second we get inside, security sees we have a bernie pin on, even though we have tickets, they grab on to us and they firstbly eject us out of the building. no questions act. >> reporter: trump insisted he was simply taking care of his people. they are loyal to me, amend i am lime to they will, he said. the billionaire is also escalating his attacks on hillary clinton. >> women's rights are human rights. >> reporter: posting this incendiary instagram video challenging clinton's advocates are for women while flashing images of monica lewinsky, anthony weiner and bill cosby. meanwhile, trump's closest rival ted cruz is dismissing john mccain's comments seemingly backing trump's questions about his eligibility to be president. >> it is no surprise. everybody knows that john mccain is going to endorse marco rubio. >> reporter: and rubio trying to solidify his place atop the establishment lane of the gop is locked in a bitter back and
>> this guy has been spoon fed every victory he's ever had in his life. is that the kind of person that we went to put on the stage against hillary clinton? i don't think so. she will pat him on the head and then cut his heart out. >> reporter: marco rubio has been calling out christie for days blasting him as a liberal republican. there was one other headline out of the rally in vermont. trump vowing he'll get ready of gun-free school zones on his first day as president. as trump put it, you know what a gun-free school zone is to a sicko, it's bait. matt? >> peter alexander. peter, thank you very much. as for the clintons, well, they are digging in the face of the new attacks from donald trump. nbc's kristen welker has more on that side. story. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. that's right. president clinton is sticking to strategy, trying to avoid an all-out war of words with donald trump. the clinton campaign believes engaging with trump would only escalate the issue, but the questions aren't going away. i was with former president bill clinton on the campaign trail
a number of reporters asked clinton about the criticism from donald trump, about the fact that he continues to raise his past infidelities on the campaign trail. here's how president clinton answered one question. >> donald trump is again today making an issue of your past transgressions. do you want to respond, and are you worried that your past could hurt your wife's campaign? >> i don't have a response. if he wins the republican nomination we'll have plenty of time to talk about it. i'm trying to help hillary win >> reporter: clinton campaign still believes that president clinton is the best surrogate for his wife. they believe that he helps with working class voters, for example, in a state like iowa which is must win. meanwhile, on a much lighter note during president clinton's second campaign event yesterday, he was in the middle of talking when all of a sudden his phone rang. take a look at what happened next. >> there are other issues that
and -- my phone's ringing. i have to call hillary back and explain why i couldn't take it. snoofrp a re >> reporter: a reminder to always put your phone on secretary. president clinton off the trail today and aid hillary clinton will be with women advocates including lena dunham and abby wambach. back to you. >> let's turn to rachel maddow, host of "the rachel maddow show" on msnbc and nicolle wallace. ladies, good morning to you. rachel, starting with you. the clintons have decided we're not taking the bait from frump, not going there, not going to do it. can they continue to do that or do they have to engage. >> >> sometimes they love to engage with donald trump because sometimes it's really advantageous to the democrats and hillary in particular. >> reporter: on the issue of bill clinton's transgressions. >> they will do it when it suits them.
issue of does it help you as a democrat? does it help the democrats for the general election to elevate donald trump as face of the republican party? sometimes they want to engage on him, when the american thinks about the republican party they want him to think about drew. on an issue like this they don't want to to become the basis of everybody's discussion on the morning shows. >> trump going after bill clinton on his infidelities and transgressions personally, is that smart politics, and if it is why are the other republicans not following suit? >> well, i think that all of the normal standards, all of the normal rules about decorum have been durand and discarded in this campaign season. >> yeah. >> and i think trump is already the dominant figure in the republican party. he stands at almost 40% nationally. so the notion that there's any other republican standard bearer, that ship has sailed. what i think the peril is for the clintons at this moment is so far every attack launched by trump and every battle trump versus whomever, trump has
viewers, in the voters, so when people see these attacks and the clintons make the determination, which is so anti-clinton of the '90s era, the whole strategy of rapid response and of responding to every attack and prevailing was pioneered by bill clinton's advisers, now legendary advisers from the '90s. the notion that they are going to ignore the attacks and that they will go away is foolish. >> in the few seconds we have left, can we turn to the rhetoric heating up between christie and rubio, christie really let a bomb fly with the latest remark about rubio. >> pat him on the head and then cut his heart out. that combination of ideas is very disturb inging. that line. >> it's a good reminder that chris christie when he's on offense and when he has a target that he perceives to be a soft target he is a little bit of a bully, but he's kind of an effective bully. he does it for political effect and it lands. we all on set went ooh when we
marco rubio. >> he can land a punch, nicole. >> he can, and the backdrop that the line was delivered on was that there is a, you know, hot war now in the establishment lane because there is a real chance that somebody other than trump could win iowa and somebody other than trump could whole race restarts. >> that's what makes it so >> rachel and new york. programming note, by the way, donald trump will be joining press." meantime, president barack obama took on the hut button issue of gun control last night. the town hall meeting on cnn came days after he unveiled executive actions to help combat gun violence. the president mfa sized that he is, quote, not coming for your guns. >> i respect people who want a gun for self-protection, for
all of us can agree that it makes sense to do everything we can to keep guns out of the hands of people who would try to do others harm. >> i appreciate you taking the time. >> also during that event the widow of american sniper chris kyle confronted the president and challenged him on the effectiveness of gun control legislation. >> we're at the lowest murder rate in our country. all-time low. >> right. >> of murders. we're at an all-time high of gun ownership, right? i'm not necessarily saying that the two are core late, but what i'm saying is we're at an all-time low for murder rate. that's a big deal. >> if you look at where are the areas with the highest gun ownership, those are the places in some cases where the crime rate hasn't dropped down that much and the places where there's pretty stiff restrictions on gun ownership, in some of those places the crimes dropped real quickly so i'm not sure that there's a one-to-one correlation there. >> the president acknowledged his latest executive actions
the goal was to make a little progress, and as a reminder we're taking our entire show to the white house on tuesday, is day of president barack obama's last state of the union address. we'll talk to him and vice president biden will join us live, and we'll also bring you special access inside the nation's most famous home tuesday morning on "today." matt, out to you in l.a. >> all right, savannah, thanks very much. let's talk now about growing concerns over the stock market after another brutal day on wall street. the dow dropped another 392 points on thursday. its biggest loss in three months. that caps the worst four-day start to a year in history. jim cramer host of "mad money" on cnbc is at the new york stock exchange. jim, good morning to you. earlier in the week you were with me, and you said this was about china, and because china is a communist country they can do things that democracies can't. they can change the rules and stop this. it's clear now though they don't have control over this, do you? >> no, absolutely what they are doing is kind of winging it,
it's a little disappointing that they told us this week that there would be stability. they told us that they had things in hand. they were dead wrong, and because of their inability to offer any clarity the rest of the world is suffering. >> you said that this is obviously a time of volatility, but we probably shouldn't blame it all on china. i know you're a little concerned about some signs you're seeing coming out of the federal reserve as well. >> yes. all week they have been saying, look, please disregard all of this turmoil that you're seeing around the world. all that matters is employment. when you put yourself in a box you lose sight of what matters. the federal government has to get off this game of being very strict and very tight because the numbers are not bearing up other than some strong employment. >> i know you're very careful about choosing your words, and in the past you have come on this show, jim, and said it is a time to sell.
>> no, i think that those times that have come on, that i was able to avoid very big declines, there was systemic risk, maybe the system would fall apart. here we have to take some pain, but this, too, will pass and anyone who panics now is just going to be able to try to figure out how to get back in when we're a little bit lower. matt, that's the sucker's game and i won't play that with people's money at home >> you say it's going to pass because the fundamentals of the u.s. economy are strong in your opinion. >> i think overtime it will become clear that our country once again is a leader and we can avoid a lot of the repercussions whatever china is doing and saying, but it takes over time. i cannot be incredibly bullish right here, frankly, because we haven't seen a big washout worldwide. but you know what. i think that at certain times like this, matt, you just have to say, you know. what it's going to be difficult. it's going to be volatile, but if you stay the course you're not going to regret it. >> jim cramer at the new york stock exchange. jim, thanks very much. >> thank you, matt. >> savannah. >> thank you.
overnight. a gunman ambushed a police him. matt delucia from our station in philly wcau has the late on the investigation. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. both officer and suspected shooter are in the hospital this morning. the officer, we're told, was rushed into surgery late last night and faces a long recovery. this morning police are investigating the shooting of an officer who miraculously survived being shot at point blank range thursday night. >> shots fired. i'm shot! i'm bleeding. >> all scars stand by. spruce. >> reporter: officer jesse hart nick got into a shootout with a man who police say walked up to the officer while he was sitting in his police characters opening fire with a .9 millimeter gun times. >> gets closer and closer to the point where he's actually inside
>> reporter: suspect, hitting the officer three times in the arm, bullet holes riddling one side of the police cruiser. police have not released the video they captured of the shooting but describe it as horrific horrific. >> this is absolutely one of the scariest things i've ever seen. exconsult the police officer. he was coming. it's amazing he's alive >> reporter: 33-year-old officer suspect. the suspect. >> reporter: hart nick, a five-year veteran suffered a broken arm and they are of damage after being hit. he was taken to presbyterian hospital for surgery overnight. >> this just speaks to the dangers of this job and why somebody would do something, i mean, so absolutely evil, it's just beyond us. >> reporter: we are hoping to learn a little more later on today as the investigation continues with the questioning of the suspect and perhaps a
that supposedly shows this officer barely making it out alive. savannah. >> all right, matt delucia in philadelphia, thank you. the mother of the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch, is back in texas this morning where she will be arraigned. tonya couch had been held in police custody out here in los angeles since last week. authorities believe couch and her son fled texas in november as prosecutors investigated whether ethan couch had violated his probation. the two were arrested in mexico late last month, although ethan couch remains at a detention center in mexico. the sheriff says he's confident of his return. there were scary moments for passengers on a flight from new york to chicago last night. the united airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in detroit when a passenger became unruly. this is cell phone video for instance side the plane. airline officials say the woman assaulted several of the over passengers. police had to board the plane and carry her off with her hands
they say the woman may have been suffering from a medical condition. we'll shifflett gears now. mr. roker is here and some cold weather on the way. >> an amazing peeves video that tells you turn around, don't drown. you've got to see this. this is from a guy named mark shegaris on state route 23. he sees some flash flooding and he throws his car into reverse. he smartly didn't try to drive through it. he's backing up. look at the debris, the mud flow that's coming through as he backs away. he's actually driving through all that mud and finally gets to a clear spot and is able to turn around. my gosh, that had to be awfully frightening to see. we've also got a frightening map right now. frigid air coming in. ahead of it we've got very mild air, but this brutally cold air will be coming out of canada. so today, look at temperatures ahead of the system. 42 in cleveland and 6 a in nashville. montgomery 65. albuquerque, new mexico. 36. by saturday omaha is at 12 and indianapolis at 48 and new york
could see records here in new york city. 60 degrees in new york. richmond and bangor seeing 46 degrees and look at this st. louis. 21 sioux city, 11 degrees and by monday we're back in the cold air by half just about. washington will be at 38 and des moines at 24 and it's going to feel brutally cold. arctic air will come sliding down, and the feels-like temperature today in bismarck, it will feel like 3, sioux falls 18, omaha 24 and look at what happens on saturday. awfully cold. we're going to get to your local forecast welcome. how you doin'? thanks for coming. today you're gonna choose a mobile office to drive to a remote worksite. you can choose this chevy silverado that offers built in 4g lte wi-fi. or you can choose this ford f-150, that doesn't offer wi-fi. but to make up for it, we added a trailer, a satellite antenna, and dolores. hey fellas! technology's a little behind in here. now the silverado offers built in wi-fi with a connection that's stronger than your smart phone. slick. so, which one do you want? i pick the chevy.
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siouxland is dealing with a fresh layer of snow this morinng.
here's the view from our skycam here on signal hill, where a couple of inches of snow have fallen overnight. let's check the scene in spencer. it's a wet, slick snow with temperatures hanging right around freezing. here's the view from norfolk. several schools are starting late.
rockefeller plaza. we're getting set to head out west. carson is here at the desk. going to be a big weekend and matt is there preparing for our arrival. >> that's right. left after the show yesterday. i came out a little early to hang out with golden globes host ricky gervais. if our chat, guys, was any indication, this guy is ready to stir things up on sunday night. we're going to hear what ricky gervais has to say in just a couple of minutes. >> looking forward to that, matt. we'll take a look at today's headlines. two refugees with alleged ties to isis have been arrested on terrorism charges in california and in texas. a 23-year-old was taken into custody in sacramento accused of lying to authorities about a trip he made to syria. the other was a 24-year-old arrested in houston. authorities say he provided support to isis and lied about his ties to terror organizations while applying to become a u.s. citizen. the u.s. attorney says there is no indication of planned attacks within the united states. donald trump held his first
presidential race last night and a number of protesters interrupted the event throughout the night. >> security, move faster. we need security that moves fast. come on. move faster. and philadelphia police are investigating the shooting of a fellow officer overnight after a man opened fire on a police car and shooting at the officer 13 times. >> shots fired. i'm bleeding heavily. >> officer jesse hartnick was shot in the arm but managed to return fire. he hit the suspect. the police commissioner described video of the incident as horrific. we'll continue to follow that story. both officer and suspect being treated for injuries. now to another big story this morning. people coast to coast racing out to buy their tickets for tomorrow's record-setting powerball jackpot. a jackpot that just got, yes, even bigger overnight. it now stands at more than $700 million and nbc's kerry sanders is on the lottery beat again for us. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. as you can see, it is indeed a
jackpot ever, $700 million. it is eye-popping, and while those of us all want to dream, there are some who have experienced the reality of winning a big pot of money. here's what's happened to some of the biggest lottery winners ever. >> that first number up is 47. >> reporter: we all dream of hitting it big. >> first thing i would buy is a beach house. >> i'd buy a michael jordan rookie card. >> reporter: but for an incredibly lucky few, the dream actually comes true. the top five jackpots ever add up to more than $3 billion. at number five. >> $564.1 million. >> reporter: won last year by marie holmes of north carolina and two others, a single mother of four, holmes donated thousands to her church and started a foundation. as has been widely reported in north carolina, she's put up a
million, to bail her boyfriend lamar "hot sause" mcdowd out of jail several times, charges include trafficking heroin, possession of a firearm and drag racing. the fourth biggest award came in 2012. $587 million divided between a man from arizona and cindy and mark hill from missouri. the hills went on to donate money to a fire station and a local park. jackpot number three, $590 million, won by 84-year-old gloria mckenzie in florida. the woman in line in front of miss mckenzie let her go ahead, a gesture of kindness costing a half billion dollars. number two, $648 million split by ira curry from georgia and steve tran from san jose. tran a delivery man told his boss i don't think i'm going to come in today, tomorrow or ever. and the single largest jackpot anywhere, $656 million divided three ways. the winners want to remain out of the spotlight.
not to. and while the lottery sign there says $700 million, by saturday at the rate people are betting on this, it could go up to $900 million and then if nobody wins, it would exceed possibly $1 billion. they say that winning this kind of money really changes people. it's a story i would like to report from a first person point of view, guys. >> from an undisclosed location. >> billion dollars. >> my goodness. >> can you even imagine? >> now i'm pulling for it. >> let's pretend for a moment there's a massive chance you would win that massive jackpot. what would that money look like. if you took the cash option after a 25% federal tax right now the winner would have an estimated $428 million in the bank. >> that is enough to buy the
which is an $8 million maybok 53 times or the hope diamond twice. >> well, hoping to get away, $428 million will also get you private islands in the bahamas, belize and portugal at just $403 million. >> left over to buy a bathing suit. >> it is better in the bahamas. and if you need to get away in a hurry you can buy 107 private jets. >> matt, what do you think? >> you guys are dreaming. >> got to be in it to win it, matt. >> let me crush your dreams for a second because the odds are completely against you. 1 in 292.2 million to be exact. you actually have a better chance of being crushed by a vending machine which sounds like one of our rossen reports. >> where's that pay day? but if you're playing, here's let the computer pick your numbers.
powerball website about 70% of past winners use quick picks. >> really. >> yeah. >> lottonumbers.com says the most frequently drawn numbers for the powerball are, write these down, 26, 41, 22 and 16, and if history repeats, more jackpot winning powerball tickets have been sold in pennsylvania than in any other state. 16 in the past 13 years. >> road trip. >> who is up for it? >> after all that information, let me ask you guys a question. is natalie continuing to be miss greedy pants, or is she more of a team player this morning? >> you're the only one who bought a ticket so far. i'll get my tickets later. >> that was the security guard's ticket. i had to give it right back. >> yeah, you better. >> something tells me you'll make him put your initials on that, too. >> exactly. >> all right, al. let's get a check. weather now as we dream big.
let's all dream big and we can buy ourselves a nice island and get rid of this winter weather. a double barrel low pressure system, first of all one moving up into the great lakes and snow and rain moving into the midwest and severe storms in texas and louisiana. tomorrow, one system dies out. this other one though that we're watching coming out of texas brings a lot of rain and snow on the back side of it. heavy rain will actually move into the northeast ahead of it. a lot of wet and warm weather with record-breaking temperatures possible, but lake-effect snow develops behind it. we're going to look at the snow part of this coming up in the next half hour but the rain part, anywhere from 1 to maybe 2 inches of rain in parts of new england, and it's going to be windy as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening inthe day but snow will become the moisture moving up from the south will spread snow into the area this light snow continuing tonight on through friday with
range for many of us. as this system exits friday night, colder winds will start blowing in meaning highs on saturday will only get into the teens and those temps will be falling throughout the afternoon. by sunday morning, many of us will be below zero with highs on sunday only hitting the single digits above zero. only a little warming returns next week meaning we have a cold 7- day forecast. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you. coming up, faulty fitbits, a lawsuit that claims some of the popular devices dangerously underestimate your heart rate, but, first, these messages.ur heart if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill.
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very cute. consider your application, you little cutie. >> he's a stunner. new concerns this morning over the widely popular fitbit devices. the company hit with an alarming class action lawsuit. natalie is on this one. >> this one claims that the charge hr and the surge model fitbits do not accurately track your heart rate, something that can be critical when you're working out. it's one of the season's most popular holiday gifts, a gadget to help you keep that new year's resolution of getting into shape and staying healthy. but now the makers of fitbit are coming under fire. >> i'm a mom. i like to work out, like to be fit. >> kate mcclellan has a phd in physical rehab and is one of the people suing the company claiming the heart monitor doesn't work and the ad telling customers every beat counts is misleading.
me. that's kind of what it would be if i was walking on the treadmill and maybe an incline and not really working hard. >> reporter: after comparing the fitbit heart rate monitor to equipment on her gym she said she new something was wrong and spoke to fitbit's customer service. >> she made it sound like it was my fault, like i was wearing it wrong or i was using it wrong and she said it's not really meant to track your heart rate all of the time. >> in a statement a spokesperson for fitbit says we do not believe this case has merit. fitbit stands behind its heart rate technology and strongly disagrees with the statements made in the claim and plans to vigorously defend the lawsuit. fitbit trackers are designed to provide meaningful data to help users reach their health and fitness goals and are not intended to be scientific fitness or medical devices. >> it doesn't count every beat. it can't.
>> they are seeking a class action status saying the customer is treating customers unfairly noting that in order to even use the device you must log in to fitbit's website and register the heart rate monitor after you've already bought it. >> you can't even use it as a watch to tell what time it is unless you register it on the website and that's when you have to agree to all of these terms. >> this registration includes an agreement that mcclellan's lawyers say prevents customers from taking certain legal action against the company. >> they are told that they are bound by this arbitration clause and class action ban. well, that's unfair. >> fitbit says their agreement has already been upheld in a california court and according to their website customers have 30 days to opt out of the arbitration agreement, and while many users stepping up to support the device, lighting up social media and posting four and five-star reviews on amazon, others are telling this perfect holiday gift to take a hike. this lawsuit just the latest headache for fitbit.
20% after their latest product, the fitbit blaze, left investors somewhat underwhelmed. we all have various tracking devices. i think we use it more as a guide, as a motivator. that's not a medical device. >> not fair expectations. >> curious to see how far the class action suit goes. >> people are looking for too much. >> it's just a fitbit. it's not love. >> it's not your doctor. coming up on "pop start," a surprise performance beyonce you've got to see. matt? >> and we'll get you ready for hollywood's biggest party of the year, the golden globes. which star is on ricky gervais' joke list. we'll sit down with the returning host but, first, these messages. seriously? we'll give it a 6 for composition. scary. wow, what about just putting a fair,
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kind of like ordering wi equals pretending to know wine. pinot noir, which means peanut of the night. we're back in los angeles on this friday morning. i'm joined by nbc's joe fryer who is going to give us a guide party. hey, joe, good morning. >> good morning, matt. they have already officially laid out the red carpet, and, of course, they are getting the drinks ready. this year's golden globes will feature an old host and lots of stars. beyond that it's hard to predict. the golden globes are not just hollywood's biggest party. as amy poehler once joked, it's where the beautiful people of film. >> rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television. >> reporter: for three years poehler expertly co-hosted the show with tina fey, but this year they are passing the emcee torch to ricky gervais who is serving as globe's ringleader
>> wow. whoa. >> reporter: gervais sat down with matt and told him stars should leave their egos at the door. >> i'm doing these jokes not for the people in the room but for the 200 million people watching around the room so i'm trying to make it a spectator sport. >> reporter: the beverly hiln will be filled with a-list nominees like will smith, kate winslet and matt damon. as for the actual awards it's a competitive year in film. >> we need the full scope. that's the only thing that will put an end to this. >> it's time, robbie! >> reporter: "spotlight" is the early favorite for best drama. >> 50 million miles away from home. totally alone and what the hell is he thinking right now? >> i'm the greatest botanist on this plan. while on the comedy side analysts predict a tight race between "the martian" and "the big short." >> mike burry, a guy who gets his hair cut at supercuts and doesn't wear shows knows more paulson. >> yes, he does.
is expected to win for "the revenant" as he kicks off this year's quest to win an oscar and keep a line on the lead comedy actress category, a battle between close friends, jennifer lawrence nominated for "joy" and amy schumer up for "trainwreck." >> two drinks, three max, four now that i'm tattling. >> reporter: on the tv side it's a huge year for streaming shows. in fact, netflix scored eight tv nominations beating hbo which has seven. any show could win, a sign the globes can be as unpredictable as they are fun. >> thank you very much. that's about it. >> keep in mind when it comes to the tv categories the globes love new showownd (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. even a stag pool party. (party music)
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that has parents fighting mad. then ricky gets ready. we go one-on-one with the always unpredictable ricky gervais for a sneak preview of what he has planned for this weekend's golden globes. >> i'm not your dancing monkey. >> come on. >> you've already got me sitting awkwardly on the couch with you. >> we've known each other for years. you don't trust me enough to tell me a raunchy joke. >> not with these cameras, no. what do you think, i'm an idiot? >> and beyonce surprise. how pop's queen bee took the stage by storm to help out her buddy channing tatum. today, friday, january 8th, 2016. >> three generations at the
>> honeymoon here in new york. >> shoutout for houston, texas. show me what you got >> celebrating my last day of maternity leave at the "today" show. >> here at the "today" show. >> where's my boyfriend? oh, good morning. >> and welcome back to a special split edition of the "today" show on this friday morning. this is january 8th, 2016, and matt lauer out in los angeles getting ready for the golden globes, a big crowd out on the plaza in new york city where the gang is there. guys, i just want to tell you one thing. ricky gervais was in rare form when i sat down with him yesterday. >> oh, boy. can't wait. >> we hope -- i hope he keeps it going until sunday night. can't wait to see that interview, matt. got a lot to get to here in new york. we've got natalie over at the news desk with the top stories. nat, good morning. >> good morning, once again.
refugees from iraq are due in court today on terror-related charges. 23-year-old mohammed younis al jayab was arrested in sacramento. the justice department said he had traveled to syria to fight with terror organizations and then lied about it to immigration authorities. the other suspect, 24-year-old omar faraj saeed al hardan lived in houston. he's accused of supporting isis and trying to get to syria as a fighter. officials say the two men had been in contact with each other. donald trump's massive rally in vermont thursday
night became a test of wills between the republican front-runner and protesters. trump's campaign gave out 20,000 tickets for a 1,400-seat theater. people who waited in line were turned away by security if they would not declare their support for trump. despite the screening, trump was interrupted numerous times. he was taunted -- he taunted the protesters as well as democratic rivals. vermont governor bernie sanders
the clintons meanwhile are sticking to their strategy of largely ignoring trump while making the most of former president's bill clinton's voter appeal. he campaigned for his wife thursday in iowa, and
when our kristen welker asked president clinton about trump dwelling on his past controversy, clinton said he doesn't have a response and he added that there will be plenty of time to talk about it if his wife and trump win their party's nominations. actor pat harrington jr. who played schneider the annoying "one day at a time" has died from complications from alaleimer's disease. harrington won golden globes and emmy awards for the show. he starred with valerie bertinelli and mckenzie phillips in a long running sitcom about a single mom raising two teenager daughters. pat harrington jr. was 86 years old. well, it wasn't an ideal setting, but a woman safely gave birth on the side of a highway with help from new jersey state troopers. >> one, two, three, push. there you go. >> breathe, breathe, breathe.
>> there we go. >> and the newborn baby girl and her mother were taken to the hospital by ambulance. both are said to be doininwell, and an exciting story to tell for all. that's amazing. good job to these troopers doing their duty. >> and mom, too. >> exactly. >> and now to the sandwich that's touching off a firestorm. it all started with a school lunch that was taken away from a student who owed money on her meal account and was replaced with cheese and bread. today's erica hill is following this story for us. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. so it's part of a new policy at kokomo high school in indiana aimed at getting students with unpaid lunch bills to pay up. it's how the school tries to get it though that has some saying it teaches the wrong lesson. >> shamed by a sandwich. this seemingly innocuous photo of a couple of slices of cheese and bread have one community questioning its school lunch etiquette.
the kids. >> the offending sandwich was snapped by senior sierra nile after it was handed to a fellow student who owed too much money on her meal credit account. >> the lunch lady said oh, you owe $25.60. you have to have this alternative lunch. >> reporter: it's a new policy in the school district. where students can buy lunch on credit. the school started handing out alternative lunches to students who hoe more than $25. the school says it notified families of the change last year but it's now just enforcing it. none of the students who received and alternate lunch would speak on camera. sierra posted this photo of the sandwich on social media calling it absolutely mortifying. >> i was sitting there thinking do i have enough money, am i going to be able to get this right? is everyone going to see and wonder why i can't get a normal tray too. >> the pososhas now been shared d nearly 800 times and drawn
one parent writing i cannot see the point embarrassing a child. another commenter saying i find it ridiculous that everyone is blaming the school for this instead of the parents. the school district has apologized for offending anyone with how the policy was enforced, but in its statement it defends the need for the policy itself saying 499 students are behind on their lunch money. 90% of them are not from low-income families who qualify for free or reduced price lunches. >> some of these people on the list, i'm sorry, are making $100,000 a year, family of four, and have a debt over $100. i'm sorry those people need to pay their bills. >> the school says the credit on lunches put it $50,000 in debt. making them at risk for losing federal funding. >> we simply can't carry the debt. >> any way you slice it, the policy has families questioning the school's table manners. >> two pieces of bread and two pieces of cheese, my friend, is not feeding a child.
parent makes or what's on their lunch account, don't ever feed my kid just bread and cheese. >> the school says it did send notifications to families hover over their credit limit. the school has decided to suspend the so-called alternative lunch policy until february so parents can get caught up. it does look like some message though is getting out. the school says it's now steve received $15,000 so far just this week. >> the school needs to pay its bills and parents need to pay up if they are able to. >> not at expense of the kids being embarrassed. >> that's terrible. >> got to be a better way. >> i feel bad, i made nick a cheese sandwich. >> that's what my son eats every day. >> did you put a little mayo on there. >> pay your bill, al. a first look at the "full house" spinoff and what the tanner clan is up to now. let's go out to matt. >> all right, carson. we're going to sit down and talk to ricky gervais about his return to the golden globes. why he says the offer was
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>> banana chocolate. >> if you like banana you might like it. >> yeah. >> they are good. >> yum, yum. now for a look at one of the coolest new inventions from the consumer electronics show. the creators of wow-ee have created the dog, meet c.h.i.p., canine hip intelligent pet. he has beacon sensors making him completely aware of the surroundings so he can navigate around obstacles on his own, unless it's a fire hydrant probably where he'll want to hang out. we have c.h.i.p. here in the studio. there's c.h.i.p. on our red carpet. >> he's cute. >> let me start here. c.h.i.p., come. >> look alternate. came right to me. okay. >> that's enough.
c.h.i.p., dance. >> do something, c.h.i.p. >> and hand gestures that he'll know. >> wrangler, get him! >> wrangler not impressed. >> wrangler is like -- >> what's he doing now? >> he's dancing still. >> c.h.i.p., sit. >> oh, look at that. >> and you don't need to give c.h.i.p. treats. go pee-pee. oh, there you go. >> oh, no. >> do downward dog. >> that will be a hot toy right there. >> wrangler could not care less. he's like whatev. >> got a lot of things in "pop start," beyonce, billy joel, carson, have at it. let's do it. beyonce is back in a big way. it's announced she will perform at super bowl halftime show with coldplay. the singer is featured on the new album "head full of dreams" last appearing at the super bowl in 2013.
last night was the season two premiere of lip sync battle and the first dual was between channing tatum and his wife jenna who performed a striptease, a riff on her husband's performance from "magic mike" and channing took the stage in a long blond wig and tight clothing and began performing beyonce's "run the world girls" and the audience went nuts and then a special guest joined him on stage. have a look. >> there you go. >> that's how you do it. >> oh, my gosh. >> amazing. stop it. >> get out. >> did they know she was coming? >> no way. >> channing did. >> jenna looked surprised though. >> jenna is like i lost.
>> next up "fuller house" netflix spinoff, higigy anticipated and they have released the first pictures of the cast on the set. see the whole cast together minus the olsen systems. sisters. d.j. tanner and sister stephanie and best friend kimmy gibler with the tanners moving back into the childhood home with tanner's daughter and d.j.'s three sons. it will be released on february 26th. finally on thursday, billy joel and jimmy fallon on "the tonight show" singing "beast of burden" much to the audience delight. billy joel must have thought that went pretty well because he then invited jimmy to join him on stage at one of his monthly concerts at madison square garden. have a look. let's just start it up >> jimmy fallon living the dream or what? >> he's a rock star, too.
early in the week and with bill joel at msg. >> he does a good mix, too. >> a great mix. >> there it is, that is your "pop start." >> c.h.i.p., we're done. >> milano, i love you. >> carson, thank you. weather. >> all right. it's been fairly quiet as far as lake-effect snow. the lake-effect snow machine has been shut down. why? much warmer than average temperatures, unseasonably winds and no snow. cleveland this time of year you'd be seeing 22 inches, 42 in buffalo and almost 50 in syracuse and look what we've gotten so far, almost zip. cleveland less than an inch and a half and 12 in erie. cleveland and buffalo are off to their least snowiest starts, but the good news is we're going to see some of that lake-effect snow. right now ice concentration on lake erie 1% which means the lake is wide open which means we can see more snow. that's what's going on around
here's what's happenthe day but snow will become the issue tonight through friday. moisture moving up from the south will spread snow into the area this evening with good chances of light snow continuing tonight on through friday with accumulations in the 2-4 inch range for many of us. as this system exits friday night, colder winds will start blowing in meaning highs on saturday will only get into the teens and those temps will be falling throughout the afternoon. by sunday morning, many of us will be below zero with highs on sunday only hitting the single digits above zero. only a litite warming returns next week meaning we have a cold 7- day forecast. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right. matt, let's go back out to you. i know you sat down with ricky gervais. >> i did. it's his fourth time hosting the golden globes. if we've learned anything from the previous three times, it's that you never know what's going to happen next. >> most normal people, they do something wrong and then they apologize for it. >> right. >> you have issued an apology almost a week in advance getting up there at the podium. >> because i can't be bothered to apologize after. just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right. i don't care.
>> do you not care? >> i can hardly said sorry. >> one my favorite drinks is i like a drink as much as the next guy. >> unless the next man is mel gibson. >> i didn't make anything up. everyone knew about it. it wasn't new information i was offering, you know. it wasn't privileged. it was -- it was, you know, the elephant in the room. i think you do have to a aress things, but i'm never trying to undermine the moral fabric of america. i'm -- i would rather people laughed than gasped. if they gasp -- >> two heterosexual actors prepare tending to be gay so thehe complete opposite of some scientologists. >> i did the secretary one and there was outrage and i did the third one because people were saying you'll never be invited back so i just did that that i would be. irresistible, nbc say what you can say what you want, that's irresistible.
and then there's other things. i too busy? >> but they don't think you can say anything you want, do they. >> they say it but they don't know what that means. >> right. >> i think i'll be fine. i get that in writing. >> we've done this a lot of times before the golden globes. i know you're not going to tell me any of the golden globes. >> no. >> whichch wouldn'ttsk you to. >> tell meet raunchiest ones that didn't make the cut. >> i can't. >> it's a morning show. i can't air it so go ahead. i just want to get the room to laugh. i promise you, i promise you. guys, will we make the deal. we make the deal. this will never hit youtube. >> that guy is overspent on his mortgage. >> promise. >> swear on your life. >> listen, go ahead. >> i'm not your dancing monkey. >> come on. >> you've already get me signature awkwardly on the couch with you. the body language. >> known each other for years. you don't trust me enough to tell me a raunchy joke. >> not with three cameras, no. what do you think, i'm an idiot? >> i'm going to mention a name and just with your eyes tell me
the monologue, okay. >> donald trump. >> he might. he might come up in the monologue horin one of the intros. >> what part of just with your eyes did you not get. just with your eyes. >> [ bleep ]. >> oh, you'll say that but you won't tell me a raunchy joke. >> donald trump. >> that's amazing. i want to play poker with you. >> caitlyn jenner. >> one thing that can't be bought, a golden globe, officially. >> i think i have the hand that feeds me, nbc and the hollywood front best with good humor. >> right. >> but i can't -- i don't want -- i don't want this nauseating back slapping aren't we all great. yeah, we know we're all great. it's entertainment. it's fairy land. it's tv. this isn't real.
we're not saving lives. we're signature on a couch awkwardly, right, with lots of people. >> with our toes this close to each other. >> we've been here for four hours and this is condensed down to seven minutes. >> last question. complete this sentence for me. i'm ricky gervais, i've hosted the golden globes four times and i'm certain -- >> that not everyone will like it. >> how about that this will be my last time? >> well, it probably will. there's no reason to do it or not do it. in the time is right and, you know, it feels like fun. >> i hope you do it again because otherwise i'm going to miss sitting on a couch with you. >> it's a nice couch. >> thank you. >> nice couch. >> hey, come here. give me a hug. >> come on. >> good luck. >> thanks. >> that's great. >> love him. >> that's so good. >> well, that is him. >> the minute he walks in the room.
didn't hear what you said. >> i said he's up. few people that makes me laugh the second he walks into the room. >> that was great. >> he is amazing. >> i love his laugh. >> i know. >> matt, did he tell you the dirty joke you wanted? >> yes, he did. yes, he did. >> i'll save it for when you guys get out here. >> that was hilarious. >> by the way, there's no way he could have said it on the air. >> you can catch the golden globes sunday right here on nbc beginning with the red carpet special. we're going to host that, and we'll have a full wrap-up of the winners, the wardrobes and the after parties monday morning savannah. >> all right, matt. we're signing off with you.
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into 8:30 now. it's a friday morning. december 8, 2016. plaza. got a great crowd out here. people here and happy to have them along here. it's been a beautiful run here, absolutely. >> still coming up this morning, our resident experts who are spending the month checking every single aspect of your life. we'll check in with them. >> new twists on a few of our favorite things already for 2016. >> what is that? >> wow. >> what is going on there. >> snuggie with spirit all right. >> well, "together we make football" finalists, we'll find
of a lifetime to super bowl 50. >> such great stories. can't wait to find out what happens there. first, let's get a check of the weather. >> let's get a look at your weekend outlook. here's what we're shaping up as. we're expectingngo see temperatures, temperatures from last year, 2015. record above average. you average it out, 2015 was the second hottest on record according to climate central and the national weather service. just amazing stuff. as far as your weekend outlook here we go. for saturday wet weather and an icy mix in northern new england. snow back through the ohio river vale and some snow in sections of california. sunday, sunday, sunday, we're look at windy conditions around the great lakes with lake-effect snow. heavy rain in northern new england and western two-thirds of the country, fair, but, boy, is it going to be bone-chilling from the plains, midwest and on
the day but snow will become the moisture moving up from the south will spread snow into the evening with good chances of light snow continuing tonight on accumulations in the 2-4 inch this system exits friday night, colder winds will start blowing highs on saturday will only get into the teens and those temps will be falling throughout the many of us will be below zero with highs on sunday above zero. only a little warming have a cold 7- day forecast. >> and we've got a big game coming up on sunday, and it is going to be a cold one. that's right. oh, man, the seattle seahawks are heading into minnesota. minnesota's last outdoor home game at tcf bank stadium. frigid, 2 above and a windchill of 15 below. coldest game ever for the seahawks to play in. man, that's going to be a rough one. it's wild card sunday, seahawks and vikings starting at 12:00
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>> let's do it. >> you ready to crown a winner. >> i am ready to krount winner. >> all right.
jill, and the winner is heidi. >> the caption jill, if you can hear me, could i use some serenity, and i think you can relate. you have three children on your head and, of course, a lamp. >> well, congratulations and you'll hop back on the facebook page and take more of people's questions and if you've got any of those questions, keep them coming for jill, jean or joy. they
are here and working their tails off over here. joy, you already. getting lots of questions. >> great questions, about everything. >> jeerngs lots of financial questions. >> a lot of credit questions. >> interesting. coming up next, going for gold. three lucky fans compete for a golden ticket to the golden globes. we'll get to that and have some fun with it and first, this is marco rubio thinks it's unfair to criticize him for missing votes. "but i am going to miss votes, i'm running for president." but he's been missing votes for a long time. "one third of all of his missed votes in 2015 were missed before he announced he was running for president." over the last three years,
we're back at 8:37. we've got a golden ticket to the golden globes to give away this morning. we sifted through countless entries and found three viewers who are self-professed mega fans of the globes. >> let's meet your contestants, everybody. alison wilson lives in brooklyn and originally from little rock, arkansas, grew up watching the globes, and your family is there with bick hopes that one day you would win one yourself. next up is don alowon from south carolina, showed us his love for everything golden with a spray painted outfit and an award. good to have you, don. lastly we've got hika from san diego and when she's not throwing her yearly golden globes bash she's teaching our their parachute. >> what are they playing for in the winner will be whisked out of the studio and flown to l.a. courtesy of discover los angeles and they will be pampered at the
the beverly center and walk the official golden globes red carpet and then join the official viewing party. >> pretty fancy. for the other two we've got an amazing basket of dvds, all the hot films right here. no one is walking away empty-handed. let's get to our questions. answer. if the person who answers incorrectly, the other two have >> okay. >> to answer. >> if you know. >> okay. >> question one. which actress holds the record for the most individual golden globes won? >> that was alison. >> meryl streep. >> that is correct. >> that is correct. >> point on the board for miss allyson. >> what venue has been home to the golden globes -- >> and go ahead. >> the beverly hills. >> that is correct. >> didn't have to wait. >> golden globes since 1961, beverly hilton. >> 1-1. >> wow, question three, which actor holds the globe record for the most nominations -- >> allyson. >> jack lemon. >> that is incorrect. >> someone else want to buzz in. >> want to heart rest of the question. >> okay. >> question three, which actor
most nominations in one year, the other two? >> jamie fox. >> that is correct. >> okay. >> 1-1-1, all tied up. >> which media company leads in golden globe nominations this year, which media company leads the nominations this year? >> getting tough now. >> hbo. >> that is incorrect. >> other two. >> netflix. >> that is correct. >> boom. >> all right. question five, which global pop star is nominated for the first time this year for performance -- >> lady gaga. >> geez, you guys are good. >> getting nervous. >> in 2008 the golden globes -- >> yes, don. >> it was cancelled because they had a strike. >> that's right. >> was in 2008. >> 2008, yeah. >> wow, okay. >> question seven, name the youngest winner ever -- >> allyson, ricky schroeder. >> you're good. >> youngest winner ever.
>> these guys are like -- we're like what. >> question eight. which film picked up the most nominations for the upcoming -- >> hika. >> i think allyson has it. >> carol. >> carol is correct. >> good job there. >> which actor holds the record for the most individual golden globes won? >> that's allyson. >> that is meryl streep. >> that's incorrect. >> oh, no. >>
which actor holds the record. >> most individual. >> jack lemon. >> no, no. >> you want to buzz in. >> most individual golden globes won, which actor. >> a shot at it the. if not, we'll move on. >> only get one chance, sorry. >> oh, no. >> jack nicholson. >> that is correct. >> oh, my gosh. >> we're keeping it going with a question. >> question ten, which film has
>> allyson. it is "one flew over the cuckoo nest."
>> get out of town. >> and with that there is your winner. >> how did you know that? >> i've been practicing. >> yes. >> allyson, you are the winner. >> brooklyn on the way to los angeles. >> we'll see you on the red carpet. >> i'm impressed with all of you. >> you excited. >> thank you. >> >> that is awesome. guys, you do get the basket and we have a lovely parting gift for you. >> you're so excited. >> bring it here for a hug. >> watch the golden globes live sunday on nbc and coming up next, we've got fashion, fun and food on the way. and we'll get to all that coming up. congratulations to allyson. enjoy the golden globes. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> thank you.
>> thanks for coming. all right. we're back at 8:44. time to discuss the stuff we love. new trends on products that you'll definitely want to try out in 2016. lifestyle editor at gilt.com joins us this morning. >> good morning. >> happy new year. >> happy new year, my dear. let's start with fashion things we love. >> yes. so faux fur, savannah, has long been a big trend for humans, but look at our little friends down here. >> oh, my goodness. >> now that's a big trend for the four-legged set, so here we have little madge and her brother roger. >> adorable. >> modeling faux fur vests from restoration hardware and don't let the pet glamour stop there. there's also faux fur pet pedestals and pet throws. >> i would like to sleep hon these.
>> is that right at $39. >> now on to now we have two items. here's some faux fur for the humans. we've got next level ear muffs called music muffs that actually play music so they keep you warm when you rock out all win the earth long. >> you like them, janell. >> and she turns around, move over, purse, all about the backpack. >> backpacks back in. >> for 2016 so it's sport and hands-free and these are from amy kestenberg, so beautiful, great metallic camo that you can find in every color and style. >> happy new year. >> now look what we've got here for the superfans, a snuggie with spirit. >> looking good, kate. you a steelers fan? >> yes. >> you are now. >> so for this weekend, find these at the northwest, they are $24.95 and rumor has it if you're warm you can cheer a whole lot louder. >> yeah. >> like you've got your sleeves. >> basically a snuggie bearable blanket with your team. >> nfl uniform. every team that you love. >> okay great. >> we move over here, got some great items north home.
this season for the home and so we have this great shop from boston and they have amazing animal accessories, check out these umbrellas for bunny and black labs to these beautiful trays that you can hang them on the wall. >> oh, yeah. >> use them as art or a regular tray. two little monkey candles. it is the year of the monkey. >> oh, is it. >> yeah, starting at the chinese new year so that brings us. >> shall we get a shot little monkey candles. >> aren't they cute and dripless which is so great. last, we've got some food to bring in the new year and first up is radish which is a cooking club for kids. >> that's cute. >> they want to bring families together and at every month they will send you a cooking kit with great step-by-step instructions that kids and parents can cook together. send the food or just the little recipes. >> they send -- no, they don't send the food. they send a box with great recipes and also activities and even tools starting at just $20 a month. >> very cute. >> so cute. >> and now on to food. >> grab the new year by the tail. the maine lobster tail, that is. >> okay.
from luke's lobster. now you may know them for their incredible lobster rolls, and, i mean, they send kits straight to your doors. >> looks like a thing of beauty, absolutely incredible, but that's not all. they can also send great lobster tails, pan-seared in ten minutes, so easy. beautiful crab claws and also award-winning lobster bisque and new england clam chowder. if you try that. >> shall i give it a little try. >> so, so divine. >> they send it, and it's fish. they obviously figured out how to do that. straight to your door, you heat it up. some of it is ready to go. >> some of it comes ready to go. >> from luke'slobster.com. kits start at $40. >> and last but not least, this is virginia country ham and sweet potato biscuits. i mean, the best thing you will ever put in your mouth. >> don't mind if i do, sings you
>> they come ready to serve, add a little bit of butter from edward virginia's smoke house hams and they have been making these hams, dry cured and hickory smoked for over 90 years, so it's a family recipe. and just so delish and they have new for 2016 what the chefs are calling lamb ham which is dried cured ham that you can serve and find this all at edward'svirginiaham.com. >> always outdone yourself again. love when you bring food. >> me, too. >> coming up, our together we make football finalists and find out who is headed to super bowl
on nbc. all right. we are back joining willie on his plaza with some of his together we make football friends and we've been hearing their remark habel stories all season long hand we'll find out finally who gets to go to super bowl 50. willie, good morning. >> good morning, guys. i think we all agree as we watched these five extraordinary finalists who is going to be impossible to choose because that moment has come. let's take a look back at their stories. >> my mom would always call payton her tough girl, payton calls her the tough one. >> if she didn't have this league, i don't
know if they would be as close as they are now.
talk to them. >> play like bucky, better play like bucky. >> those boys are out there playing for my son. >> i get nervous, anxious. >> it's okay. >> sssh. >> you're an absolutely incredible young girl. >> hey, you guys are big. >> dude. >> you're a
finalist to go to super bowl 50. >> you're also going to new york and be on the "today" show. >> i'm speechless. you're brett favre. >> he's crying. >> oh, wow. >> and our finalists have traveled from all across the country to join us on the plaza this morning. let's start right now to me with the dynamic duo of mal kaya kai and somewhat rise and then the
fanned, marvin anderson and coach brad lutz from virginia. good luck, guys, then the very lovely and talented payton watson and her dad tracy and her brothers sean and parker from katy, texas. next is felix augusto and his son felix jr. from riverside, >> yeah. >> and all the way down at the end there, seattle superfans duke along with jeff and jen hancock. >> so we, as i mentioned, have what amounts to an impossible decision here. >> that's true. >> how could you be pick one over the rest of these stories, but alas we have to. i've got the magic ticket from the nfl. they have sent to us for super bowl 50. and i'm going to talk to you for one second here. we probably are not allowed to do this. >> give it to all of them. >> this is nerve-racking.
bowl! >> that's awesome. >> we've got tears, got everything. >> sometimes you have to call an audible at the line of scrimmage and that's what we did. here's the key. we've got to get your team the texans to the super bowl. you think j.j. watt and those guys are going to do it. >> yes! >> only two of the teams will be there. represented. who thinks their team is going to the super bowl? >> we were so moved and so inspired by your stories, thank you for all the good work you do and all of your communities. you are extraordinary people, and we're honored along with the nfl to send you to the super bowl in san francisco's bay area. you. we can't think of anybody more deserving. your lives.
congratulations, everybody.20s) saturday night/sunday morning and fall shy of 10 degrees above zero sunday afternoon. we'll get some limited relief early next week as temperatures return to the teens and gradually make it back into the 20s by the middle of it with some halfway decent sunshine. see graphics. >> . >> a prehistoric lesson for nature lovers last night in sioux city. dinosaurs were the topic at the loess hills audubon society meeting. the loess hills audubon society meets every month to talk about birds, nature and anything that
guest speaker brian fernando helped connect the dots on how birds and dinosaurs are related. he's a geology student who knows his stuff. "they looked at it's arm and found these feather quails where these big feathers would attach on its arm and i think that's really going to catch people by surprise," said brian fernando. "one of their raptor dinosaurs suddenly a big six foot turkey." fernando says some day, he hopes to research and work with fossils in museums across the country. here's meterologist ben dorenbach with the forecast.
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to this weekend's golden globes. and oscar winner j.j. simmons sits down with its showing off his animated side coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a friday morning. it's january the 8th, 2016. great crowd on our plaza. very excited to give some of our viewers who are spending an incredible football stories a trip to super bowl 50. >> so deserving. so glad they all get to go. >> i'm willie along with natalie and al. tamron off on her way to the globes. >> none of us. >> producer's choice. >> let's back up a second. tamron already left to go to the golden globes. >> she's preparing to do an interview, she's being -- she's
>> we all -- we all procrastinate. we go last move. >> roker move, build in some extra time around the event. >> extra time is one thing. >> can have a nice dinner tonight. good for her. >> good for her. >> massage. >> good for her. we'll see her out there tomorrow. the golden globes are this sunday, as you know, and they will be hosted by the hilarious cunning ricky gervais. >> unbelievable. >> cannot wait for in. >> matt actually sat down with ricky this morning and got a hint of what we might expect on sunday night. >> i'm going to mention a name and just with your eyes tell me if that person might come up in the monologue. okay. >> okay. >> donald trump. >> he might. he might come up in the monologue or might come up -- >> just with your eyes. what part of just with your eyes did you not get? >> just with your eyes. [ bleep ]. >> oh, you'll say that, but you won't tell me a raunchy joke. >> donald trump.
i want to play poker with you. >>kranltin' jenner. >> i love his laugh. >> so good. >> fourth time that ricky gets to do it, and i don't think he can do any wrong at this point. i think the more abrasive he is, the better. >> that's what people want. >> what you're expecting. >> what they want. >> bring on the insults. >> tina and amy excellent in their way and ricky great in a totally different way. >> cannot wait. >> let's get everybody geared up and ready for sunday night. best motion picture drama. the nominees are "mad max," furry road," "room," "spotlight" "ref advantage and "carol." >> i went with "spotlight. a lot of good movies. >> i went with "reven ha nt". >> and i did, too. >> tossup in. >> best music or picture comedy. health nominees," the big short," "joy," "the martian,"
>> "joy" and "the martian" nom comedies or a us michael. >> "the martian was funny in certain parts. >> they jerry rigged "the martian" to get in that category. >> i went with "the big short." >> i went with "the martian." >> i did. >> and matt damon also will win. >> we'll get to that. >> in that category. best tv series and drama. nominees the "game of thrones," mr. rote ro bott, "outlander," "marcos. >> i picked "narcos." >> i think "game of thrones" is long overdo. >> i went with "mah dose." >> best tv series or comedy, a look at "narcos. "casual, "mozart in the jungle," "orange is the new black",,". that's a tough category. >> after the nominations were out.
>> i need to start watching that. >> i just got in the on "silicon valley." >> silicon valley is my pick, your pick, too. >> i went "mozart in the jungle." i think that's really funny and globes like the new folks. >> and never sleep on "veep" julia louis-dreyfus. >> leo di caprio expected to win for "the revenant" and maybe on his way to the first oscar. tv side, huge year for streaming shows, netflix with eight hbo. the golden globe awards and pre-show begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern and 4:00 pacific on nbc and then the awards get going at 8:00 eastern. >> got your tuxes ready. >> ready. >> all set. >> who are you wearing? >> i honestly have no idea. have to look at the label. >> you don't note brand of it. >> i don't know. >> you guys -- well, you pay attention. >> i'll text you when i get home. >> j. crew thing going. >> where did you buy it.
>> you'll like the way you look. i guarantee it. >> set him up for that one. >> where are you going? >> i had had a choice between two great dresses, either a black number or purple number. >> but they are both a number. >> both a number. a number to call. >> okay. you guys ready. powerball fever. >> oh, yeah. >> again. now it's at a whopping record $700 million. >> it could get to a billion. >> it could possibly get to $1 billion. >> by the time we send our crew over to pennsylvania to bite tickets and we'll explain why. >> $a billion dollars. >> but the odds of winning. >> you could win. >> 1 in 292.2 million, but as we keep saying you've got to be in it to win it. how could you maybe improve the odds, okay, technically you can't really improve the odds, but here's a little powerball strategy. apparently, according to the powerball website. 70% of the past winners have used quick picks, so technically
your odds, but rather than like pick your numbers and, you know, just go with the quick picks, lottonumbers.com says the most frequently drawn numbers, are you might want to get a pencil for this, 26, 41, 22 and 16, and there have been more jackpot winning powerball tickets sold in pennsylvania than in any other state. >> interesting. >> 16 winning tickets have been sold in pennsylvania over the last 13 years, so those are pretty good odds. let's go over to pennsylvania. if you do win and take the cash option after a 25% federal tax you would get an estimated -- if it's at $700 million that it is now, an estimated $424.4 million. the drawing is saturday at 10:59 p.m., and i will not be here at work on monday. >> no, absolutely not. >> i always take that quick pick. when i took the kids to the cigarette store to buy our lottery cities and get some five-hour energy, stuff like that for the kids.
>> the woman in front of us had handwritten out her numbers and had about 100 of them. 28, 16. >> oh, my gosh. >> no. >> 41. >> agh. >> is that your $10 bill. >> oh, my gosh. but i waited. got to be in it to win it. >> i want to teach the kids a valuable lesson about patience. >> patience, there you go. >> and picking that up colt 45. >> exactly. >> another lesson you might want to learn. hold on to your bowling ball. check this out. a guy in paris trying to throw a strike at a bowling alley on january 2nd. here we go. >> here we go. >> oh, wow. >> instead of the gutter he got a ceiling. >> that is crazy. >> here's my take. he must be using a children's ball because any ball with any weight. it's like a two-pounder. >> hand that ceiling must be made out of -- >> well, you know the french are known for many things. bowling is not one of them. come on, really. >> that's awesome.
>> like that. >> just announced, we knew coldplay was doing the super bowl, super bowl 50 halftime on february the 7th. >> great. >> guess who they just added to the performance. >> would? >> the queen bee. >> beans en. headlined the halftime show in tweencht when the lights went out and coldly play and beansy. >> are they going to bring jds uniphase we beyonce, and jay-z and coldplay. >> they are all pal. >> in the hamptons together, all happening. speaking of beyonce, last night on "lip synch battle," the show we love. channing tatum performed his version of beyonce's "runt
>> oh, my gosh. when runs the world go the girls, girls >> that's amazing. >> a little scary. >> that's a little disturbing. >> and that's the finish. >> his opponent was his wife jenna who you see there was completely stunned to see beansy. >> and did a whole "magic mike" thing like a strip thing, but i think that blew them all away. >> i've got to say, they have ramped that show up for season two now. >> incredible. >> it's unbelievable. >> they bring on the stars. >> bring that on nbc, you know. come on. bring it on. >> what's going on in the weather, hall? >> well, we've got a which go change as far as temperatures are concerned. here in the east nice and mild today. temperatures milder than they have been and a big frigid air mass coming on down from canada. denver is only going to be 22 degrees, 21 degrees below norm a. cleveland 41. that's 8 degrees above normal. saturday that warm air stays along the headquarter. 51 in new york and 57 raleigh. plattsburgh 40.
york city may set a record, same in washington, d.c. richmond, buffalo as well, and bitterly cold out in the plains and then monday, boom, we drop by almost a half in new york and albany and down into savannah. it's going to be 53 and nashville 41 and green bay a the day but snow will become the issue tonight through friday. moisture moving up from the south will spread snow into the area this evening with good chances of light snow continuing tonight on through friday with accumulations in the 2-4 inch range for many of us. as this system exits friday night, colder winds will start blowing in meaning highs on saturday will only get into the teens and those temps will be falling throughout the afternoon. by sunday morning, many of us will be below zero with highs on sunday only hitting the single digits above zero. only a little warming returns next week meaning we have a cold 7- day forecast. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much, sir.
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well, the films you'll be hearing a lot sunday night at golden globes and deservedly so is "the revenant" starring leonardo dicaprio and he and the director are both nominated. we talked about this making this film and in in the end it was all worth it >> there's some sequences in this movie that i think are ground breaking cinematically. i mean, what you want as an audience member is to submerge yourself in a completely different reality. >> in "the revenant" that reality is the wilderness of the american west in the 1820s. leonardo dicaprio plays hugh glass, a battered frontiersman seeking revenge against a fellow explorer, the film shot authentically under brutal winter conditions. what about it grabbed you? >> the director. >> yeah, i keep saying -- >> that's oscar winning director
year wouldn't academy award for directing "bird man" and now he's in the conversation again for "revenant." >> we know why leonardo picked the movie because of you and why did you think leo was the right man to play hugh glass? >> i thought and now as a fact i know that there was not a better choice. i think he's an amazing baht body of work, a testimony of how great and accurate it is. without somebody as leo so brave and encouraging, i needed a partner, i didn't need just a great actor. >> was there any point, leo, where you're wearing 100 pounds of fur standing in a frozen river shaking with the flu. >> of course. >> where you looked at him and said what the hell are we doing? >> i think everyone said that on a daily basis, the entire cast. >> at least. >> pretty much. >> i'm an admiration of his ambition, the fact that every single day he strove for this
relentless about getting it. everyone felt this sort of shared energy that we were doing something incredibly unique. >> a lot of things have been talked and expressed how difficult the production was, but at the end, you know, the audience, the public should not care about that, honestly. that's our job. that's our diet, and it's a privilege. >> that bear zone is breathtaking. it's terrifying and feels unlike any other scene i've seen in a film before. the way you shot it and the way you put it together, i'm there and not as though my face is pressed against the glass but like i'm under the bear. how did you achieve that without giving away too many of your director secrets. how did you pull that off? >> what i wanted was not to exploit violence and to blow people's mind by brutal gore. no, it's not gore at all. i disagree with that. it's real. it's just what it is.
up for golden globes this weekend but the big question is whether this is the year leonardo dicaprio finally wins his oscar. >> these things are something that you know is ultimately beyond your control. it's in other people's hands now. >> what would it mean to you though to win best actor? >> i think anyone appreciates those types of things for sure, of course, you know, to be recognized by your peers, but i know it's a cliche, but the truth is it's ultimately not why you do these films. you do them because, you know, if you love the art form and cinema to me is the great modern art form, you can look back one day and say i -- i did that piece of work, and i -- i gave it everything i could while i was there, and -- and if you have enough of those later hon in life, you're a happy artist. >> meanwhile, this guy's got a shelf full of trophies from last year alone. do you expect to get some more attention this year at the oscars? >> i share what leo says
i think that recognition and appreciation of the peers i think is always a great thing that in a way, you know, you celebrate because it's a celebration. world you live with a lot of people but actually that's a consequence. it's not a meaning. i think we gave it all, and we are very proud and happy about if. >> we really did. >> no argument there. we kind of really did. >> leo is having flashback. >> i agree. >> we really went for it. >> yes, they did. "the revenant" is in theaters today, a truly breath take film. coming up, al is cooking up
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the teens and gradually make it back into the 20s by the middle of it with some halfway decent sunshine. see graphics. >> . >> we've learned more details about the nebraska fugitive who took his own life rather than surrender to authorities when they caught up with him. the fbi says 25-year-old david hoffman refused to give up peacefully wednesday when found on the santee sioux indian reservation by tribal and federal officials. he was taken to a hospital in nearby yankton, south dakota, where he died. this is where it happened. an fbi spokesperson says none of the officers fired and nobody else was injured. the manhunt began tuesday when a niobrara police officer tried to arrest hoffman on burglary and theft warrants. hoffman took the officer's gun and fled on foot. niobrara schools and some businesses were locked down as the search continued. here's ben with the forecast.
covered roads, as we face snow totals in the 2-4 inch range by the time it exits later this evening. winds will also pick up from the north and northwest today/tonight which will create very cold conditions with wind chills beginning to approach zero. much of the same will be in place on saturday as temperatures drop durin do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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>> they have been doing that in iowa for a long time, too. >> beautiful. >> let's show you what's going on with your weather. it has been -- 2015 was a really hot year, and it would have been the record-setting year if it wasn't for that really cold february. otherwise, it would have been the hottest, but it's the second hottest. now, as far as your weekend outlook is concerned, here's what we've got. wet weather in the eastern half of the country with snow in the ohio and mississippi river vale and snow in interior sections of california. sunday, sunday, sunday, bitterly cold through the plains and into the mid-mississippi river southeast. it's going to be very chilly, windy and snowy around the great lakes. heavy rain along the new england coast. things dry out finally in california.the day but snow will become the issue tonight through friday. moisture moving up from the south will spread snow into the area this
light snow continuing tonight on through friday with accumulations in the 2-4 inch range for many of us. as this system exits friday night, colder winds will start blowing in meaning highs on saturday will only get into the teens and those temps will be falling throughout the afternoon. by sunday morning, many of us will be below zero with highs on sunday only hitting the single digits above zero. only a little warming returns next week meaning we have a cold 7- day forecast. >> and that is your latest weather. well, this morning on "today food" dinner under 15 bucks. who doesn't love fajitas. >> i love fajitas, yummy. >> people can actually make it themselves and kids can make them and great to eat with your hands. let's get going. we'll start back here. here's our food grid, yellow rice, chopped up tomatoes and beans, oil, some frozen peas and carrots, chicken, peppers, onions. oh, it's all on the website. we'll start off with the rice. cook the rice according to the directions, all right, on the box. you can make the rice from scratch but this is so much easier and take frozen peas and
and yet very healthy for you pause they freeze and flash freeze them right at the peak of freshness and then you take your can of beans and you'll put it on your grill for your burner for a little bit and then you take your -- you can do fresh tomatoes and some peppers, but we've already prepped them. they are a little cheaper when they are canned and, again, very fresh. you're going to heat those up. >> meantime, take your chicken breast and come up here, want to slice it up, all right. what you're basically going to do is make long slices, want to make the pieces so that you get the chicken strips. boneless chicken breasts and cut them up into the strips. >> what's the marinade, al? >> adobo and some oregano. >> love it. >> and just mix that in, mix that together. now you'll heat a pan, get it to a fairly high here the with some kind of canola oil or something
mixed in. put your chicken strips in and you'll cook them down and once those cook you brown them on each side for a few minutes and you'll get rid of those. put them in a pan, a plate right there. now you'll take your peppers, i like a bunch of colors, original, red, green, yellow and slide that and some sliced red onions in there for color. you'll grill those off. meantime, while that's cooking. i like corn tortilla, a little more fiber in them and grill them up. grilled persons and onions and got your fajitas and your chicken and tortillas and black bones and rice. got yourself a nice sgleel one of my five little meals of the week, al. >> and swap out whatever protein you want, or you can do it without -- without the protein and make it a vegetarian meal. >> as you said, you always get the kids involved, they help out, get to make their own meal. >> there you have t.golden
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warlord of all china. >> the jade slayer. master of pain. >> eh. >> okay. i used to work with ugway. >> a mast every warrior. >> clearly a well-known villain. >> he's pretty good. >> j.k. simmons, good morning. >> good morning. >> your voice is just amazing, and seeing you in animation, but once again you play a villean. what's the deal? you're such a nice guy. >> i do. well, you know, that's part of the fun of doing what i do. get to mix it up. good guys, bad guys. >> yeah. >> a little bit of everything. >> bulls, yaks. >> you play a good yak, as i must say. al roker and i have -- i'm going to call it starring roles in this film. >> oh, please. >> yeah. yeah. >> you've gone on and on and how they killed it. >> we may not be in the move, but we're stars of the film. what do you like about doing the animated films?
you go in the booth and let it the rip. >> you literally go to your eyes and go to that theater of the mind place that some other voiceover guys call it in l.a. and do what you do and you don't have to shave. you don't have to put on a nice thing or anything. >> nice. as we mentioned, you obviously famous for your roles, but also for your voice in this movie. does it ever get weird when you go to the drive through and you ever use a different voice to order, make an order? >> yeah, i should try a different dialect every time. >> different accent. >> go with the yak. >> go with kai, the villain. we mentioned your oscar this year and this time of year has us thinking about those things, the golden globes and the oscars. now a year on, what does that mean to you, to your life, to your career? mean, we loved your acceptance speech, so many people did, talking about your parents, everybody heeded that and called
>> many people did. >> what did that night and that award mean to you? >> well, it's really led -- professionally it's just led to more opportunities. >> yeah. >> there's more scripts coming my way, including animated, and -- and honestly when they asked me to do kung fu panda three, the one question i asked was is it all the same team that made the first two movies because i was such a big fan of those and it's the same cast and directors and producers and writers and i wanted to jump on board. >> the kids are huge fans so they have been waiting for this movie for quite a while. seebecking of opportunities, you had an amazing career high just this week on jimmy fallon. tell us about this moment, as we show you. if you say good-bye to me tonight there would still be music left and right >> what was that like, how did you get roped into that?
take off after my little segment and said, no, i want to stick around and watch billy joel so during the break i went over to introduce myself and i said, you know, i'm a big fan, and my knucklehead friends and i used to have a couple of beers and break out into "longest time" and he goes, all right, here, let's go. >> amazing. >> and, you know, we had no intention of that being on air, but doing a little doo-op with billy joel and his band and that fallon guy, pretty cool. >> before we let you go, tomorrow is the big day, j.k. simmons' birthday. >> come on out, jerry. >> most wonderful day. >> look at that. a beautiful cake. >> had the fajitas and now the cake. >> the little panda on there. >> ready. >> thank you. >> good wish. >> thank you, yes. >> made it. >> excellent. >> happy birthday, congratulations on the movie. >> happy birthday. look forward to see the golden globes, a presenter. >> passing out trophies. >> yes.
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scott pirnzy had to go out an international arm on the space station, the furthest any astronaut had to go to make improvised repairs on solar panels carrying high levels of voltage and dan was helping scott on the other end of the arm with every dangerous move. >> and south korea's first and only astronaut made history in 2008 when she boarded a spacecraft bound for the snashio and some that have is a dramatic re-enactment and the return to earth wasn't so smooth. the capsule veered off course and land 260 miles away in kazakhstan where nomadic shepherds thought they were seeing aliens land on the earth. good morning. >> watching the series with my 1-year-old fascinated with anything space and he had so many questions starting off with all the challenges you face. scott, talk to us about that mission where you're there trying to fix the solar panels
>> it was really an extraordinary day. it was my best day on the job ever. it was a day where we were incredibly foucsed on doing something that was completely unscripted. we were faced with a daunting challenge of repairing a live solar panel that had never been anticipated prior to flight and true to nasa form they took something that's almost impossible and made it look easy. people worked around the clock for 72 hours on the ground in houston to develop a plan such that dan and i and the rest our crew could go affect this really dramatic repair. >> in many ways, i don't want to overstate t.had you scott's life in your hands. >> i was really nervous. >> what was your job that day? >> well, normally i was the robotics operator. we train dozens and dozens of times and rehears these operations because it's very dangerous to have somebody on the end of the arm and we had never rehearsed that. got the procedure that morning and had to look through it and understand it well enough to
we're going to get him to the right place and keep him safe. incredible. >> hand your sonny is amaze, your mission out to the international space station, all was flawless and coming home is where the problem happened. >> on re-entry we had a problem during the separation because we had even inside we have fire kind of like and. >> it was smoking. reentry. that's got to be scary. >> they want you to redo and turn on the power. i want to save a lot of other people. >> can you give us a hint of what it's like to see the shepards.
they're looking at us. we thought he was up there. >> the stories are amazing. you did such a great job. you can watch it with your kids. it's such an education. you can catch the science channel's secret space escape next sunday night. >> thank you for being here. >> we're back in a moment. this is today on nbc. marco rubio thinks it's unfair to criticize him for missing votes. "but i am going to miss votes,
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before we head things off with cathy and hoda last night for hoda's awesome book, we wanted to share with you cathy lee gave such a beautiful speech about hoda. >> she is a treasure. she's become a, i was at the point in my life you guys where i thought i don't have time for the -- i'm very old and very tired. and all the sudden god brings this person into my life i
for and you know what, it expanded my heart. i learned so much from you, hoda. i have learned resilience from you. i've learned what friendship really is even though i have great friends. you're a new kind of friend. >> so great. she always gives the best speeches, doesn't she. >> she's the best. >> also, we were all there and having a little fun but take a
night/sunday morning and fall shy of 10 degrees above zero sunday afternoon. we'll get some limited relief early next week as temperatures return to the teens and gradually make it back into the 20s by the middle of it with some halfway decent sunshine. see graphics. >> kentucky senator rand paul stumped for votes in sioux city on thursday. the republican presidential hopeful and his wife spoke with siouxlanders at a "stand with rand" meet and greet session at the library. one topic, gun control. "i think there still is an opportunity for trying to figure out a middle ground on this," said paul. "if you are criminally insane, meaning that you have a mental illness and you've committed a crime, then you would be part of a database and you shouldn't have weapons." paul has several more meet and greets planned across iowa today. here's meterologist ben dorenbach with weather.
fall throughout the day. plan on it taking longer to get to your destinations this morning with the snow/slush covered roads, as we face snow totals in the 2-4 inch range by the time it exits later this evening. winds will also pick up from the north and northwest today/tonight which will create very cold conditions with wind chills beginning to approach zero. much of the same will be in place on saturday as temperatures drop during the day into the lower teens and single digits with sub-zero wind chills. it'll be our temperatures that drop below zero (windchills: -20s) saturday night/sunday morning and fall shy of 10 degrees above zero sunday afternoon. we'll get some limited relief early next