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>> your broncos magnet. yeah, we're at the king soopers castle rock founders parkway. gregg moss is out there. head on out if you want a magnet to get in the spirit. all right. >> a few more left. >> four days until the big game. we are going over to channel 20. we hope you can join us if you are staying with the today show, have a great day. good morning. good morning. snow-mg. the nation's capital capitol gets ready for what could be the worst storm ever. this as an inch stopped for hours. the president delayed. how will they deal with the two feet that could be coming. another day, another drop. the dow plunge, losing 150 points. will it rebound today neighborhood, taking no prisoners. donald trump unloads on his rivals, from fellow republican ted cruz.
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>> and bernie sanders. >> he's a whacko. he's beating hillary clinton. >> as palin piles on, is the one-two punch hurting? >> an out of bound snowboarder triggers an avalanche. the frightening incident all caught onen tape. will he dig himself out of the legal troubles he could be facing today, thursday, january 21st, 2016? >> from nbc news, this is matt lauer and sa san that guthrie live from studio 1a if rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today," an avalanche, the sound turned up, we sound like this, beep, beep, beep. >> they will require careful editing on that tape. coming up, we will talk about the weather. preparations well under way up and down the east coast for what
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nation's capitol got a small taste. if this was a trial run, it did not go well. i-270 outside d.c. this morning. our weather team, al, dylan, they got it all covered. dylan, let's start with you. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's been 94 years since washington, d.c. has had a two-foot snowstorm. we are waiting for it to come this weekend, but this salt depo here says they are ready for it. this is what 22,000 tons of salt looks like, add that to dozens more trucks and several more on standby, you would think we are ready to go for this potentially historic blizzard. last night, one inch of snow is any indication of how ready the city is. there are cars still stuck on the roads from last night's commute, then d.c. has a lot more preparing to do t. calm before the storm a. small taste of what's to come. people stuck on d.c. highways
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>> cars are abandoned and everything. >> reporter: as the traffic reports sound like rush hour well into the overnight. >> many driver still caught up in the volume, which has not stopped. >> reporter: not even president obama's motorcade could avoid the wintery mess, slipping, sliding, along with everyone else on the road, hundreds of crashes in virginia. the navigation system showing a travel nightmare and a historic storm less than 48 hours away. >> could be one of the top two, three of all times, if this is what a single inch does, how can we handle a bliz ard? >> reporter: mayor asking these to stay off the road. >> we haven't had a forecast of a storm of 24 hour inches in my memory. >> reporter: last time d.c. saw something this bad, snowmageddof of 2010, shutting down the city
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>> people were getting in the sides of the truck and grabbing for shofrls. >> reporter: it's already under way. >> we are all sold out of snow shovels. >> reporter: home depot is sold out. >> reporter: bottled water taken as quickly as it can be shopped. lines ominously lost. >> i'm thinking ahead. >> we're picking up extra wine and beer. >> reporter: travelers trying to escape early. several airlines waiving fees for passengers. >> the uber driver on the way is like, get ready, man. >> reporter: tens of thousands are now bracing for the winter crash. >> bye-bye, everybody. get ready. >> reporter: now, yesterday, reagan nash, it wasn't much better, we landed fine. we were delayed more than an hour waiting for a dpaet. apparently, there is only one deiceer at reagan. they deice at the gate. there was a lot of room to go. maybe everyone stays home.
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>> dylan, thank you very much. >> you are watching this closely. what do you expect? smr we property some accumulations down as you go up north. we still feel like it's going to be a major deal for our friends in the washington areas, virginia. 80 million people affected by some sort of winter storm watch, warning, blizzard watch. we have blizzard watches in the new york city area the washington and baltimore area a. police ard basic alily means for three hours or more, you got sustained winds, greater, blowing and falling snow an dropping that visibility to less than a quarter of a mime. so here's why we are bought the system right now. it will cause severe weather down to florida, a possibility of tornadoes. snow from memphis all the way to washington, d.c. starting later today. as we get into early saturday, we're looking for blizzard in the mid-atlantic. costal low will form. the coast. strengthen. heavy snow from philadelphia to washington, d.c.
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costal threats, we're looking at wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. that's going to cause costal flooding, and that'll be augmented by the fact there is an astronomical high tide. flooding from long island to new jersey. as far as accumulations, the big number is going to be somewhere in west virginia or western virginia. for example, harrisonburg, snow through saturday, 24 inches or more. we go to our nation's capital. we expect the snow to start sometime friday afternoon. there's blizzard watches that begin friday during the evening rush hour. 18 to 24 inches. philadelphia, city of brotherly love, the snow will begin sometime late friday through early saturday morning. heavy, wet snow. look for power lines coming down. there's going to be stress on roofs. the snowfall forecast, 10 to 16 inches. here in new york city, look for
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wind gusts of 50 miles per hour, costal flooding. that'll also bring problems. blizzard watch saturday and sunday. then move to boston. boston, you lucked out. you're going to only see, maybe, two inches of snow through saturday afternoon into sunday morning. by sunday afternoon, it is out of here. but there's a lot of moving parts to this system, which we will continue to cover. >> after last year, the folks in boston could use a break. >> exactly. >> al, thanks very much. let's talk about the rough ride on wall street. the worst a start to a year in history. at one point in on wednesday, the dow dropped more than 550 points before a late rally to close down about 249 points. driving it all? plunge ing oil prices, at the lowest level since 2003. olivia sternss s is at the new york stock exchange. low oil prices are a good thing, generally speaking, but they're
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sweeping up not only energy stocks. >> that's right, matt. good morning. this is because it's not just about chevron and exron xonexxon, it's because the energy industry overall is a big piece of the american economy. when these big energy companies have to slash their plans for spending and they have to lay off thousands of people, all the companies and communities that support these big oil majors suffer. that's exactly what we've seen already happening in places like north dakota and oklahoma. a few years ago, these boom towns on the back of shale oil, they're now hurting, matt. >> after what starts in the day, we go down 500 something points, were we seeing panic selling? >> indeed. wall street is a herd mentality, so momentum is in and of itself. in a selloff and a rally. the force of the selling seems to be stronger. people down here joke that wall street predicted nine of the
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the truth is, we did go an unusually long period without a correction in the market. we went four years until last year. that's unusual. now, the fed raised rates and they don't come out every time the stock market starts to wobble and say, don't worry, we'll keep rates lower for longer. the truth is, matt, this is an economy that has been producing 200,000 jobs now for four straight years. we're still growing at about 2.5%. that is not an economy on the brink of recession. >> olivia stearns, thanks very much. i like that joke. >> me, too. little wall street humor for your day. let's talk politics. the presidential race, 11 days left before the iowa caucuses. the feud between republican rivals donald trump and ted cruz is really escalating. the candidates trying out new jabs as new trump backer sarah palin hits the campaign trail with jabs of her own. we have complete coverage, beginning with peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you.
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way to a feud, it is the head to head matchup that could decide the next republican nominee. donald trump still on the offensive. ted cruz aggressively trying to unify conservatives, arguing that supporting trump means siding with the washington establishment. >> reporter: donald trump zeroing in on his number one target, ted cruz. >> he's two-faced. >> reporter: railing at his rival with the ultimate insult for any republican. >> worse than hillary. >> reporter: cruz casting himself as the true conservative. >> we're seeing the washington establishment abandoning marco rubio and unifying behind donald trump. mr. trump's pitch to the washington establishment is he's a deal maker. >> reporter: that rebuttal after bob dole told the "new york times" the gop would suffer losses if cruz becomes its nominee. sarah palin talking for trump got personal.
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>> reporter: the former vice presidential pick addressing headlines about her son, arrested on monday for domestic violence against his girlfriend. >> my son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. they come back hardened. it starts from the top. the question though, it comes from our own president, where they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through? do you know what we're trained to do? to secure america. >> reporter: cruz securing his own reality tv star power, with an endorsement from "duck dynasty." >> they kill a duck and make a good duck gumbo. >> reporter: with trump and cruz slugging it out, the establishment candidates eyeing an opening. >> new this morning, jfk's grandson is diving into the debate. ted cruz is no jack kennedy. pouncing on cruz's claim that kennedy would be a republican today. he wriets, tes, i find this
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up my grandfather's mantle absurd absurd. >> peter, thank you. let's look at the democrats now with bernie sanders surging. hillary clinton's campaign is pulling out all the stops to try to slow his growing momentum. nbc's andrea mitchell is in iowa with more on that. hi, andrea. good morning. >> good morning, matt. hillary clinton is crisscrossing iowa today, trying to prevent bernie sanders from sweeping both iowa and his neighboring new hampshire. >> thank you. >> reporter: hillary clinton in iowa, fighting off a bernie sanders surge. >> it's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. i've gotten back up time and time and time again. >> reporter: touting her experience in a new ad, invoking 9/11. >> the senator who helped a city rise again. the secretary of state who stood up for america. >> reporter: sanders unleashed his own ad, showcasing his vote against the iraq war, which she supported. >> i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote. >> reporter: clinton is relying
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>> this has turned into an interesting election. >> reporter: for the first time, criticizing sanders without naming him. >> her opponent says, hillary's opponent says, the one place she disagrees with her opponent is -- are the clin >> reporter: the clinton campaign says they want to run against a socialist. >> they want to use the term socialist to frighten people away from bernie sanders. i'm not saying it would be fair. i'm saying it would be a reality. >> reporter: clinton's fear, losing iowa and new hampshire, where one poll shows sanders 27 points ahead. even sanders' aides think it's closer than that. 14,000 volunteers. a new bus to get to rural areas. enough money to go the distance. >> bernie sanders understands how to win build build winning campaigns. he'll bring people in who
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the nominee of the part >> sanders is in new hampshire today, and clinton heads there tomorrow before both come back to iowa, where the critical caucuses are a week from monday. matt and savannah? >> andrea, thanks. chuck todd is here, "mod moderator of "meet the press." i wonder why it took so long for the socialism argument to take so long to be front and center. you can imagine republicans running a hammer ad. is this a winning strategy for clinton's campaign? >> right now, i don't know. i think in the long run, when you start getting more states involved, yes, it's possible, when you focus the electorate on that. the iowa democratic caucus, a poll asked democrats whether the word "socialist" or "capitalist" described them. 43% said they're identified as socialist. 38% identified as capitalist. this isn't a winning argument in iowa right now. >> let's go to the republican
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ted cruz is trying outs ing ing out a new strategy. after months of running against donald trump as the outsiders, splitting the vote, he said, wait a minute, the establishment of the republican party is starting to come around to donald trump. he's now the establishment candidate. is it effective? >> i don't know yet. i think it's hard to sit there and say that donald trump, and his new pal sarah palin, are part of the establishment. ted cruz is partially right. the establishment is going, if you're going to make us pick between trump and cruz, we'll take trump over cruz. but i think that to sit here and say he can somehow make the connection to voters to say, donald trump is part of the establishment, i don't know if the average voter is going to believe that. >> meanwhile, one of the polls i saw in new hampshire had cruz coming in second. usually, new hampshire is the place where moderates and mainstream candidates have their chance to do well. what do you make of cruz making a run in new hampshire? >> cruz is on his own.
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the trump lane, the establishment lane. no one is fighting for the cruz vote, the libertarian, evangelical vote. it's not the dominant electorate in new hampshire, but if he's the only guy going for it -- look, if cruz wins iowa, i think he will be second. we're looking at trump-cruz. i don't know how the establishment breaks through, if they don't take cruz down in iowa. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. in other news, the obama administration could announce today new visa requirements for some european travelers. federal officials want to make it harder for europeans who have fought for isis to enter the united states. the new rules would affect europeans who are dual nationals of iran, iraq, sudan or syria, who visited those countries in the last five years. on capitol hill, senate democrats blocked a bill that would crack down on syrian
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the flint water crisis in michigan, rick snyder is asking president obama to reconsider the federal aid. he says it's an imminent and long-term threat to residents there. $28 million be pay for more bottled bottled water, nurses and testing. the buffalo bills made history on wednesday, hiring the league's first full-time female assistant coach. catherine smith was named quality control special teams coached. previously served as an administration assistant to rex ryan during his days at the jets. ryan said smith has proven she's ready for the next step. back to the video we showed you, the california snowborder who could be facing criminal charges for his alleged role in triggering an avalanche last year.
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wearing a body camera when he boarded down a steep run in northern california. the video shows him buried under do the cascading snow. he was in an active avalanche area, closed to the public. they say he put himself, friends, ski patrol and skiing public at risk. >> good news is, you survived. bad news, you may have committed a criminal offense. >> you know why there are so many expletives on the tape. mr. roker, you're busy these days. >> in the pacific northwest, heavy rain, strong winds from the pacific northwest into california. look for an icy mix in the central part of the country. memphis may see a blizzard warning for them out of the storm. severe risk of strong storms
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we'll get to your >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. just ahead, was it approved
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the bombshell report out this morning on the death of a former russian spy, poisoned with a cup of tea. the navy seal who helped kill osama bin laden is under investigation. did he take an unauthorized souvenir from the raid? first, this is "today" on
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9news 7:00 a.m. on channel 20. the stock markets opened higher again causing futures to lower as well. they will open in a few minutes and we'll be closely following their performance today. a group of volunteers at the national western stock show who have more than friends and have banded together to save a life. we'll tell you about it over on channel 20. it's so heart warming. weather and traffic with amelia and marty. good morning. >> good morning to you. i-25 has been free and clear up until about 15 minutes ago and now we are stuck with this delay. sky 9 over i-25 and 36 because they are headed back to the barn for the morning but a live look at the southbound push towards university because of the crash still sitting on the far left shoulder. for about 15 minutes the left shoulder and left lane was blocked. fire crews were protecting the
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the debris and the back up as has linked up. >> that doesn't sound like any fun at all. for us we have clouds this morning going off. sunshine again for the afternoon today. light notch over eastern colorado falling apart. it will continue to be windy over eastern colorado. in mountain areas less than an inch of snow before noon and sunshine takes over. it's already clearing in many of the mountain valleys popping into the 20s and 30s in the west, 30s and 40s in eastern colorado. downtown denver mainly sunny skies through mid morning through the afternoon. not a lot of wind around here today tomorrow or saturday as
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7:30 on a thursday. 2016. city. lots of parts of the country, especially here in the east coast, getting ready for some nasty ready over the next couple days. >> good morning to you. >> on that happy note, let's look at the headlines. the weather is the story. up and down the east coast, people getting ready for the monster storm that's expected to days. the nation's capital is in the cross hairs with up to two feet
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last night, d.c. got a little taste of what's to come, a thin coating. it tripled traffic. president obama's motorcade got caught up in the gridlock. the affluenza teen could return to texas. ethan couch has been fighting deportation from mexico, where he fled after missing a meeting with his parol officer. couch's u.s. attorneys say paperwork has been filed to end the ongoing immigration proceeding. oregon's governor calling on federal authorities to stop the ongoing siege by armed protesters at a wildlife refuge. the tense situation that began on january 2nd is causing fear among local residents and must end. let's start with explosive new allegations tied to the fatal poisoning of a former russian spy. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely has the story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. vladimir putin, as we know, is a former spy himself, and a man
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that's according to a british judge, who accused him of probably approving the murder of another former russian spy, a defector here in london. it's a report and allegation that threatens to sour relations even more between russia and the west. >> reporter: alexander lit litvinenko's tea has been poisoned by two russians he met at a hotel. today's report named the men as the likely killers, accused a russian state of ordering the hit, and accused russia's president. >> the operation to kill mr. litvinenko was probably approved by head of the fsb, and also by president putin. >> reporter: litvinenko was a
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explosive allegations about putin's links to the russian mafia. he switched sides to work for british intel yens ligence made enemies. two russians, the report says, were sent to london to kill him. they met litvinenko at this hotel and poured him tea, which he drank. it contained a radioactive liquid that likely came from a nuclear reactor in russia. he took three weeks to die. they left a trail of clues but again, today, denied they were the killers. litvinenko accused putin of ordering his murder. the kremlin denies involvement. his wife calls his killing an act of nuclear terrorism. britain wants the suspects extradited to face trial. putin already refused. one of the men is now a lawmaker.
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the culprits are still free. >> russia this morning called this report political and rejected its conclusions. the british government said this was a state sponsored murder. this won't help the already strained relations between russia and the west over syria and other issues. but the murder case itself almost certainly ends here. with no one ever likely to face trial for litvinenko's death. >> bill on this bizarre story. thanks very much. now to two investigations connected to the killing of osama bin laden and one of the former navy seals who played a key role in the raid. stephanie gosk is here with the story. >> good morning. best-selling book, former navy seal matthew bissonnette claims he not only shot bin laden, but he also took pictures of the body. a new report alleges bissonnette kept one of the photos for himself.
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infamous raid that left osama bin laden dead, a top pentagon official ordered all photos of the body destroyed or turned over, amid concerns the images might be used as anti-u.s. propaganda. a new report says there might have been one photo still out there until recently. according to an article that sites who unnamed sources close to the probe, matthew bissonnette kept an image of bin laden's remains. >> the idea that there are no photos of bin laden running outside of government control is a silly notion. >> reporter: following the release of his best-selling account of the raid "no easy day," and this interview on "60 minutes," while in disguise, bissonnette was under investigation for revealing classified information. investigate ors suspected he may have a photo on his hard drive and struck a deal, guaranteeing they wouldn't arrest bissonnette if he voluntarily turned it over.
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>> what we don't know is whether this was a particular one of a close up of his head or body. we do know it was unauthorized. >> reporter: that hard drive may have stirred up more trouble for the former seal. the report said information on the drive triggered a separate investigation, saying bissonnette may have been using his position as a navy seal to illegally steer business to his privately owned companies. >> though those businesses in theory were okayed by the command, it's not clear that the command had a full understanding of what he was doing on his side businesses. >> nbc news did not independently verify the details of the report, but bissonnette's lawyer did tell nbc the investigation into the alleged release of classified information ended last august. he would not comment on the existence of a photo. >> so many stories coming out of that raid. stephanie, thank you very much.
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>> we have weather to talk about as far as the west coast. they are seeing more el nino fueled storms coming in to the pacific northwest and northern california. going to get hit hard over the next several days. today, another system stretching from seattle all the way into san francisco. heavy rain and costal gale. a lot of wind coming on in there. saturday morning you'll get a short break and the next system adds to the total. the snow in the sierra will increase, great news for the snow pack. four to five inches of snow. locally, could be six inches in the olympics. the snowfall, we're looking to
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>> she hesitated to share the video at first because she was worried people might be disturbed, with the babies, seeing their breathing tubes, but she thought it might be helpful. she said, i googled like crazy looking for hope when we were told we might be premature. her story is touching many this morning and both babies are doing very, very well. >> you don't notice the breathing tubes. you just see the little hands. >> really cute. >> so tiny. >> thank you. coming up, is it the death of department stores? major retailers closing dozens of locations. some popular chains are trying to win back your business. on consumer confidential, the inside secrets of thousands of people came out today to run the race for retirement. so we asked them... are you completely prepared for retirement? okay, mostly prepared? could you save 1% more
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handled warning signs about a shooter at araphoe high school after he killed a student and himself. the changes in the future. and today a polygomy lawsuit is heard in denver revolving around the reality t.v. show sister wives. and avalanches on the front of our minds because of considerable risk in the colorado back country. this shows an avalanche in california. the resort where it happened blames the snow border for triggering it and wants charges filed against him. let's look at the traffic. gary everyone the last time this happened but one stretch of roads with four separate incidents all in a row you are going to have to move around on 25. let's start off on the c dot camera a stalled vehicle southbound 25 at 92nd. it's off to the left shoulder
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120th 120 120th. then there's another stall at 20 20th. they link up to the 92nd avenue stall. you've got another one at santa fe and another at university. like earlier this morning tower road crashes stacked in north to south. same thing on 25. >> bad stretch of road on a good day. amelia will keep you up to date on that on channel 20. clearing skies a light snow over eastern colorado just about wrapped up. it is not going to calm down though. still windy over the eastern plains. very limited snow flurries over the high terrain in the colorado mountains temperatures 20s and 30s for mountains and west the low 40s here and very little wind should turn into a pleasant afternoon during the day today. tonight into 209s. warm tomorrow and saturday. light snow returns to denver in the front range sunday
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, death of the department store? how major retailers are shifting strategy to win back your business. then an insider reveals secrets of the he toll industry. everything you need to know before you check in. and j.lo. jenny's on the strip and hoda's live in las vegas for her spectacular new show. >> it's a fantasy to have a show in vegas.
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21st, 2016. >> we came all the way from alaska to see al. >> welcome to our family. >> in georgia. >> and alabama. >> good morning silver springs, texas. [ cheers and applause ] good morning, everybody. it's thursday, january 21st, 2016. nice day out on our plaza. it's the calm before the storm. the snow is coming to the east and we're getting ready. got everybody out here on the plaza. natalie, good job on the throwback thursday song. >> very good. >> finally. >> very proud of you. >> we give her a hard time. >> don't blame natalie for that.
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co..ing up, we're going to check in with hoda who was partying it up in las vegas. >> wow. >> i know. >> auditioning to be a backup dancer. how did it go, hoda? >> reporter: it was like a dream. hurry up and get to the spot. >> did you even go to sleep, hoda? >> reporter: i had an hour and that's all you need. one hour. >> you wear it well, sister. also coming up, we're making lasagna the lighter way and the easier way too. >> that's the lighter way? sign me up. first, let's go inside to natalie. >> once again, we're talking about the east coast bracing for this massive snowstorm expected this weekend. the washington, d.c. area already dealing with an early taste of what's to come. dylon is there. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we are awaiting a
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it's been 94 years since washington, d.c. has been hit by 2 feet of snow. but are they ready? yesterday, we had .7 inches of snow here in washington, d.c. and it wasn't the most successful test run. hundreds of accidents were reported. even the president's motorcade was slipping and sliding along with everyone else. this morning, we're still dealing with the residual effects of that. there are backups more than 5 miles long into and out of the city. several school districts are closed this morning. it's a good thing this weekend storm arrives late friday and lasts through saturday. so most folks will be hope. they are preparing. we have thousands of tons of salt here ready to go and new trucks on standby. we'll see how it all plays out when the main event starts tomorrow. >> fingers crossed there. al will have the complete
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all eyes on the stock market today after another turbulent day. at one point, the dow was down 553 then closing with a drop of about half that much. the dow is down about 9.5% this year and analysts blame falling oil prices and a cooling economy dm china. donald trump is holding a rally today in las vegas after doubling down on all of his opponents. wednesday, he called bernie sanders a whacko. sarah palin spoke about her oldest son who was arrested this week accused of domestic violence. >> my son like so many others, they come back a bit different. they come back hardened. the question, though, that comes from our own president. they have to look and him and wonder, do you know what we go through?
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into the debate. jack kennedy called that absurd. hillary clinton is chris crisscrossing iowa today. she holds a slim lead in iowa polls and is hoping to prevent sanders from sweeping both iowa and new hampshire where sanders has a big lead in the polls. she criticized sanders saying she wants to start all over again on health care. two people are recovering after a frightening crash on wednesday when a fire truck smashed into a dairy queen northeast of dallas. the fire truck was being driven back to the fire house by a repair shop worker when it slammed into the building. the driver and one person inside the dairy queen were hurt. investigators are trying to find out what caused that crash. now to a real heads up play from the world of high school basketball. take a look. the pass goes into the player under the basket.
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temple, bounces up, goes in. if you're wondering, yes, it is good for two points. not a shot you want to try when playing horse in the drive. >> they didn't drill for the old head shot. >> no, they did not. >> natalie, thank you. mall? >> all the time. >> parking is always an issue. >> exactly. with the rise of online suggesting we're actually witnessing the death of department stores as we know them. >> good morning. since the start of 2016, a number of major retailers have announced plans to close hundreds of stores. experts say traditional department stores aren't about to go away entirely, but they are changing. this is the way more and more of us shop now. we click up more than $300 billion in sales every year. and that number is growing. for many shoppers, driving to the mall and fighting the crowds
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>> i no longer find department store shopping satisfying. >> online shopping is the future. >> two traditional department stores already struggling with sales, those attitudes are chilling. >> we've seen a consolidation in fewer department stores. >> macy's plans to close 40 stores this year. in 2014, sears closed 130. jcpenney is planning to close another seven this year. >> we've got to find more reasons to make the box more productive. >> macy plans to put backstage discount stores in existing locations. penny's is bringing major appliances back to some of its stores. hoping customers who buy their clothes will think about washing and drying them. >> department stores have reinvented themselves multiple times. that's what we're seeing now. >> critics on social media may
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one tweeting, it takes approximately 47 seconds in a department store for me to remember why i don't often go to department stores. and another, i still hate malls and large department stores. on cnbc, they say don't count out the big guys yet. >> do you think the death of the department store has been greatly exaggerated at this point? >> i sure do. it's been grossly exaggerated. >> experts agree traditional department stores are not going away. >> i think we will still have department stores and i think they're going to get better over time. as the millennials age, they're learning how to service that newt's no longer just about shopping. it's now about the experience. they're offering restaurants, fashion shows, concerts, even massages, things you can't get online. all designed to bring you and your money back into the store. >> we were reminisce ing. what would junior high have been
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>> my mom would drop me off, and i'd be there all day. >> getting ourselves in trouble at the arcade. >> like still like walking into a great department store. >> they're fighting back. how amy schumer is reacting to allegations she's stealing jokes from other comedians. plus, the force delayed? why you'll wait longer than you thought for the next "star wars" movie. on consumer account shl confidential, what you need to know from booking a hotel room to the
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it's believed to be ten times bigger than earth. it's closest point is about 20 billion miles away from us. get this, one orbit around the sun would take somewhere from 10,000 to 20,000 years. which is, as natalie pointed out, a wide span of time. you might want to narrow that down. on twitter, someone wrote, quote, breaking. pluto spotted driving slowly past planet nine's home, still unable to get over the past. >> bad sci-fi movie. >> exactly. >> i love it. people are posting pictures of the death star, calling that planet nine. hilarious. what is the strangest thing you buy? i'm going to suggest the "washington post" did a new article and said perhaps it is the q-tip. >> why? >> the article points out, the strange life of q-tips, it is the one thing that you buy where
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you buy it for is prohibited. use it for makeup, household cleaning, but let's be honest, don't you use it to clean your ears? >> it says, don't insert it in your ear canal. in other words, isn't that deep? >> isn't that what most of us do? that's where the wax is. >> the near part of the ear. >> then you use it to polish. >> i use it for arts and crafts all the time. >> do you use q-tips? >> yes. >> every day? >> i dive right in there. i know you're not supposed to, but i'm like, get in there. >> i'll modify my answer. i use it more after i get out of the shower to soak up the water with it, as opposed to diving in there. >> why not a towel? >> the terry cloth towel in your ear. >> i put it in like this. >> exactly. >> doesn't run into anything, so it's fine. have you ever had this happen to you?
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your pocket, go to pick it up ask you realize it's not vibrating at all. >> yes. all the time. >> or you don't even have your phone in your pocket. if you felt that, you're not alone. scientists call this -- there's a name -- phantom vibration syndrome. it happens because phones become so integrated in our lives. you can read more about this at today.com. yes, sometimes -- i thought it was like an electrical thing with my heart. i got nervous. is that a rhythm? >> do you have a heart? >> oh, man! >> first the brain, now the heart. >> he started it! >> new you. >> you're right. >> oh, not inserted in your ear canal. >> this is a tough room, man. >> i think for parents, i hear my -- i hear london crying sometimes but she's not at all.
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>> sometimes savannah hears a wine bottle open. >> wishful thinks. news fans of "star wars" will dread hearing and why amy schumer is ready to take a lie detecter test. fans have to wait longer for the next installment of "star wars" wars". episode episode episode viii will come out on december 15th of 2017. it'll set up an epic battle at the box office. "avatar 2" will be released the following week. this might be having to do with the script rewrite. many argue that episode vii has done so well in the holiday release, they want to push the next one to that window. >> everything was on schedule.
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>> i have to see "star wars" i by then. >> start with four. amy schumer is accused of stealing jokes from other comedians. she set the record straight with jim norton. >> i would never do that, and i never have. i'm literally going to take a polygraph test and put it on my show this season. i promise, whatever the results are, i won't let them cut. >> there you go. amy said this happens when you find success. people tend to try to tear you down. >> she
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the band once again rejected pleas to perform together. >> you can't do that to me. >> that's abba. >> abba. >> what do you think? >> i used to say abba. i don't know. carson is my guru. he went with abba. >> thank you. mr. roker? >> let's show you what's going on. we're talking about this monster storm. over 80 million people under a winter weather advisory from arkansas all the way to new york. we're going to be watching this. we, in fact, have a blizzard watch in effect for the washington area up into baltimore. we have also got one for the new york city area as well. blizzard defined as a sustained winds of over 35 miles or greater for three hours or more, blowing or falling snow bringing visibility to less than a quarter of a mile. you can see, about an inch from boston all the way out to nashville over into saturday night. here is what we're looking for. virginia, you will see snow of 24 inches plus.
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heaviest snow friday through saturday. then we move into washington, d.c. this is the biggest city that's going to see the most amount of snow. up to two feet of snow. snow begins friday during your afternoon rush hour. city of brotherly love, we are looking for philadelphia seeing snow friday through early sunday morning, ten to 16 inches of snow. new york city and new jersey, all going to be looking basically at about five to eight inches of snow with wind gusts of 50 miles per hour plus coastal flooding along the jersey shoreline and long as well. boston, you deserved a break and you get one. you will see maybe two inches of snow. but you will have strong winds and coastal flooding.
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>> top three snowstorms for washington, d.c. january 27th, in 1922, 28 inches of snow. we will come very, very close to that, guys. back to you. >> al, thanks so much. we are wrapping up our consumer confidential series this morning. with an inside look at hotels. >> jacob is the man who is the author of "heads and beds." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> separate rooms, please. >> no problem. >> separate floors, if you can. >> ends of the hotel. >> what are some of the weirdest things you've seen in the industry? >> takes a lot to explain it.
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newlyweds, recent divorcees, death, kids running around, celebrities. >> perhaps because of the weird things people do in rooms, a study found there is a lot of bacteria, germs in hotels. >> absolutely. >> even four and five-star hotels. >> certainly. >> what are the dirtiest places? >> one of the things i point out immediately is the remote control. they're difficult to clean. you can't spray it. it's difficult to clean, those things. one thing i'd recommend, usually there is a shower cap. you can wrap it in that. be a little safer. avoid the drinking glasses. if it's wrapped in plastic, it's fine. if it's one of the solid glasses, housekeepers don't have the tools to clean it so they use what is available, shampoo or sometimes furniture polish. it takes the spots off. >> we're checking out. >> bye. peace out. >> please, stay. >> my wife gets to a hotel, she grabs the bedspread and takes it
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the room. smart? >> absolutely. weird pillows. it goes on the floor and housekeeping picks it up. >> you know it's a fancy hotel when you're in the bathroom and the toilet paper is arranged in a triangle. >> watch out. that's usually one of the last things the housekeeper does before they leave the room. they're today lg fondling the tissue paper. it's been touched, compromised. get rid of that. >> if it looks like it's been arranged, pull that out and throw it away. start fresh. >> speaking of the bathroom, they have the lovely products in there. >> do you steal them? >> am i supposed to steal them? >> absolutely. these are for you. it's a memory. you remember your stay, use them later. there's a lot of things you can get at hotels people don't know. slippers. if they don't put it in the room, the shoe shine kits. >> people try to steal it
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>> what if you are walking down the hall and see the cart with the stuff and load it in your bag? >> if a housekeeper catches you, you're ruining her supply. just call and ask for what you want and they'll bring it up. >> does the way i book my room impact the way i'll be treated by the hotel? >> absolutely. almost everything does. i book third party, like a lot of people, you save. if you book at the hotel, they'll take more priority with your suite. call two or three days before, speak to the front desk and say, i booked my reservation. is my room ready? now there's a connection between two human beings. when you're checking in, it's a busy job, offer a gratuity sometimes. >> you feel like the front desk agent is kind of the key to the city. be nice to him or her, and your stay could change for the better. tip them or what? >> just courteous is good.
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>> yeah. we check in 250 people a day. this is for you, whatever you can do for me, i appreciate it. it's an underrated job. all the typing means something. they know every room in the hotel. maybe we're not upgrading you but i can give you a late checkup. >> the housekeeper, you say it's appropriate to tip the housekeeper. how much? >> i usually do $5 a night or $20 for the stay. it's a difficult job, as a housekeeping manager. it's thankless. you never see them. it's a magic trip. you always put it in a envelope. there are a lot of people that come in and out of the room and, sadly, the money doesn't always go to them. put it in an envelope, write housekeeping on it, and even bring it to the front desk. >> how not to get the cancellation fee if you call. >> not if it's prepaid but if it is a regular reservation, say i want to move the reservation until next week. call the next day to cancel and you're within the bounds.
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>> thank you very much. >> freesht it appreciate it. jennifer lopez kicks off her las vegas residency and hoda has the backstage pass.
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here's a look at what's coming up at 9news 8:00 a.m. denver fire chief back to work 24 hours after being stabbed. coming up we have more on what he had to say about the ordeal and what happens next to the woman accused. major accusations towards slam mir putin surrounding the poisoning of a former russian spy. and he's one of the most notorious drug king pins and the inspiration for a cup cake this past summer. let's check the traffic with amelia and marty. good morning. >> i got to say it. marty thinks the cup cake looks like supermario brothers. i would have to agree so maybe a luigi one next. let's go out to traffic. blue skies but as we look at the traffic we are just crawling through 120th to the south side of university and
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backed up crashes and stalls on 25 but i-25 is not the only area now. a new stall has us backed up to the i-25 split and southbound 25 at santa fe still a crash and the same goes for university. >> the sun is going to stick around for us. not a lot of wind over the area. locally wind in the foothills. snow overnight in mountain areas. several inches of new snow but that's done for the day. clouds and a couple of light snow showers less than half an inch of snow in a few sections of colorado today. that's going to do it as far as rain or snow goes. temperatures the 20s and 30s for the mountains and west. mid 30s over the northeast corner. for the front range everybody gets into the 40s for the afternoon with sunshine tonight into the 20s. we have a really mild start into the weekend into the mid 50s for friday and saturday before light snow begins to
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sunday but that snow will be in western colorado saturday night into sunday morning.
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back now, 8:30 on this thursday morning. it's the 21st day of january, 2016. say hi to some of the people who have come on down to rockefeller plaza on a chilly morning.
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not a lot of wind, blue sky. welcome back, everybody. >> hear a little j.lo? >> little j.lo music to get us going. >> she had a big night in las vegas last night. her show -- hoda is lucky -- she went behind the scenes. saw how it came together and did some numbers with hoda's backup dancers -- sorry, i mean j.lo's dancers. hoda thinks it's her dancers. we'll help you find the beauty underneath it all. the fashions you wear beneath your clothes, including what is a one size fits off bra. >> i'm wearing one right now. it's fantastic. on our today food week, we're cooking up a classic. a luscious and lazy lasagna. first, let's get a check of the weather. >> let's look at your weekend outlook. tomorrow, we've got a mess in the southeast. mid-atlantic states, snow, ice,
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sunshine, middle of the country. saturday, the storm system makes its way up the mid-atlantic and to the northeast and expands in the northwest and the rockies. sunshine in the plains and gulf coast. sunday, the system is out in the east. we have sunshine for the eastern two thirds of the country. look for snow in the plains down to the rockies. more wet weather moves into the >> that's your latest weather. when you need your weather, go to the weather channel on cable
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we have these kids from tuscan, arizona. our pal savannah's hometown. what school are you from? >> junior high. >> did you wear the hats in tuscan or the trips? >> trip. >> going home tomorrow? >> beat the snowstorm. >> let's head back inside to everybody. >> yay, tuscan. >> al, thanks very much. huge event in las vegas. >> jennifer lopez premiered her show on the strip last night. hoda was on the red carpet. got to meet the stars turning out. hoda, was it the night of your life? >> oh, my gosh, you guys, it was so much fun. i'm losing my voice. i slept for an hour. all i can think of is -- i'm still, i'm still jenny from the block you know her from "american idol" and "shades of blue." somehow, she managed to find time to channel old hollywood and bring new life to her
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it was a spectacular night. guess what? we hit the jackpot with a behind the scenes look. >> reporter: viva miss lopez. jenny from the block has moved to the stock. don't stop, keep it moving >> reporter: all bets on j.lo as the pop star tries her luck in las vegas. with her first residency show called "all i have." a 90 minute, high-energy sceptical, sizzling on stage and planet hollywood's theater. jennifer says she spent her entire life waiting for tonight. >> it's like a fantasy, to have a show in vegas. you know, the name of the show is "all i have." i wanted to give everything that people know about me. >> reporter: the show is packed with an intimate display of masterful set design, along with
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electrifying choreography. on opening night, a surprise appearance by mr. worldwide himself, pitbull, unleashing even more excitement on the crowd. >> got flowers. i want to leave her a note. >> reporter: hours before the show, a much quieter scene, when jennifer granted us an all access backstage pass. >> check it out. look right here. matt lauer. block used to have a little, now i have a lot i know where i came from >> j.lo's dressing room, i heard a rumor, is that one there. let me touch everything because she's been in here. i'm still jenny from the block >> reporter: you never know who you'll run into backstage. enter j.lo's vocal coach. la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
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the answer is yes. they want me to learn the moves, too. how hard could it be? after all, i have experience. >> get over here. bring it back. dance the night away >> reporter: time to get on the floor. a quick lesson before giving it all i have on center stage. la, la, la, la tonight we gonna be hit on the floor >> reporter: not bad, but i guess what happens in vegas will have to stay in vegas. i think i'll leave this to the pros. the 46-year-old age-defi ying beauty, perhaps finding the fountain of youth by balancing her personal life with a career that shows no signs of slowing down. >> when the confetti was falling, the end of the show,
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>> so good. amazing. i feel like i've been doing an hour and a half of cardio. it's a high. it's a great moment. >> it was a great moment. by the way, jennifer is going to perform 40 shows a year for the next three years. get your tickets because i have a feeling they're going to sell back. >> i'm coming back. >> we're doing the 10:00 show from here. i'll show you one picture that was weird from last night. kelly osborne was there and rebel wilson and justin bieber. look at the photo. >> somebody else. >> look at the photo bomb. >> i see you. >> wait, you guys. i can do one better. this is a little taste of what jenna and i have coming up in our show. >> nice. >> you lost a tooth in vegas? >> that's great. >> remember the "hangover"? >> the tattoo. >> lucky, i went to an emergency
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everything is fine. there was a moment of panic. >> where's the tiger? in the bathroom. >> you'll see. don't you worry. >> he's here. >> i love the dance moves, hoda. >> yeah. >> inside, i felt like j.lo. >> if j.lo needs the night off, they're lucky to have you. >> you add the enthusiasm, hoda. >> it was a blast. >> can you do that? >> i've forgotten it now. it's gone away. >> we'll see you in a little >> all right. bye, guys. up next, investing the right way. how to put your hard earned money to work for your future. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at 8:40 with more start today's solutions, to help you achieve your goals in 2016. last week, today financial editor told us how to spend
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this morning, it's all about investing for tomorrow. we're taking the money we're saving. >> that's right. >> by spending less and investing it for our future. before we go any further, does anything you're going to recommend today get impacted by what's been happening on the markets over the last two weeks? >> absolutely not. >> no? >> this is your long-term investment strategy. long-term, not short-term. we'll talk about the difference. >> let's talk about 401(k)s. most people sign on to their company plan. >> other way. >> there you go. sign on to their company plan. if your employer doesn't offer a company plan, what do you do? >> if your employer doesn't offer it -- we like 401(k)s because they have watching dollars. but iras are available to everybody. or the new myra. it's a starter roth ira. you can put up to $15,000 into it. no minimums, no fees. you're not going to lose money because the money is in treasury. >> how do you figure out what money should go into savings and
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>> any money you're going to need in the next three years to live on in retirement that's not covered by social security, to make a down payment on a house, pay for college tuition, does not belong in the market. it never did. >> let's say i want to rebalance. maybe i have too much in the market and i should be saving more. given what's happening in the markets, should i sell some stocks now, even if i'm going to take a loss? >> yeah. if you need that money in the next three years, you want to get it out of there. things could get worse before they get better. you don't want to put your living expenses, the money you need, at risk. >> what's the best way to do theal the al theal allocation? >> it should get less riskier as you're older or closer to your goal. if we're talking about retirement, take 100, subtract your age, that's act the percentage you should have in stocks. you want to rebalance that every year. >> you look at this and you make
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but it can feel complicated for a lot of people. how do you get help? if i don't have you sitting across from me, how do i get help? >> so many solutions to help you. you can basically put your money in a target date retirement day fund. every 401(k) and ira has one. it will keep you focused on the retirement date. a managed account is another option retirement accounts have these days. you're paying somebody to do the managing for you. people who have these save more. robo advisers is new. it's a computerized solution. >> do you like these? >> they put together your portfolio. i like them. a lot of millenials love them. they're less expensive than hiring a financial adviser on your own. >> when people are going to start making investments, they're going to find there are fees involved with those investments. how do you keep the fee down, so it's your money not going to
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>> in a general way, there's a difference between a passive investment and an active investment. a passive investment is an index fund, or etf. where a computer is tracking an index. it's less expensive than paying a fund mass jer to do nager to do it for you. passive investments beat ak ty in -- active investments consistently because the fees are lower. any money not going to fees goes to your pocket. >> that's what you want. >> and you want to save, save, save. >> 15% of everything you earn. hard for a lot of people but it's your target. >> it's your target. if you're not there, ratchet it up by 1% or 2% a year. >> thank you very much. as always, more start today's strategies on our website. today.com. up next, beauty underneath. how to make your clothes fit and
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we're back. it's 8:46. we'll help you find the beauty underneath it all. the latest bras, underwear and robes. we have a beauty and lifestyle expert with us. a whole segment about unmentionables. >> yes. >> how do you care for you bra? i throw mine into the washing machine. is that a no-no? >> it is. especially if it's made from a delicate material like lace. hand wash with a mild detergent and let it hang dry, air dry. don't put it in the washing machine. >> we'll talk about the trends in bra. the first is getting rid of the back bulge and the side fat. how do you do that? >> there are bras that combat back bulge and side fat. one is from playtex. if you look at the side, they have panelling. it's from the inside. this panelling is really going to help, again, to smooth out the underarm area and to smooth out your back so your clothes fit nicely.
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your skin is hanging over it. what about this one? >> no side effects, so there's an elastic band. it gets rid of under armpit bulge. it helps you not feel paranoid. >> this next bra is a one size fits off, which we're going to demonstrate in a minute. anybody can wear this? >> yes. it's one size fits most. 32a to 36d can wear this. it's seamless, no clasps. we have models demonstrating. >> we do. on the right, we have an a. on the left, we have a d. they're wearing the exact same bra over in the orange room. >> isn't that fabulous? >> it is. i notice carson is in the orange room, too. >> he has a good view. >> yeah. >> models, thank you so much. what about this one over here? >> this is from gap. this has moisture wicked properties, meaning it'll keep you cool and dry if you sweat.
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who is on the go. >> let us talk about underwear. this sh a this, apparently, is all the rage. the brand is called commando. >> it almost feels like you're going commando. look at the lace. it's airy, breathable, sexy. what's wonderful is it gives you good coverage but a little bit of glamour, too. >> spanx has a version of this. >> it gets rid of muffin tops and makes you look more slender. >> is it all the same? >> what's fun is you're not getting the visible panty lines, which is a no-no. >> out here, we have the shaper outside the brief. how does this work? >> this is basically a thong, but it has median compression shape wear built in. if you want your waist to look smooth, or your tummy to look more flat, this is the thong for you. >> okay.
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woman on the go panty. >> yes. >> i don't know what that means. >> not that kind of on the go. this is made for moisture wicking. it's for people who are athletic, keeping you nice and dry. it has a built-in panty liner, which you know what it helps you. it keeps you dry in the active moments, as well. >> men in the control room having a heart attack right now. let's talk about robes. >> these are my favorite robes at the moment. the one i'm wearing is from it's soft. >> very light, too, in case you your hair. >> yours is from splendid. >> cozy, perfect for the cold, winter mornings and nights. mine, i think, is versatile and perfect for day time and nighttime. >> looks good with your outfit now. you can wear that as a cardigan. if you want to check out more options, go to today.com/style. coming up next, we're
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how to use your slow cooker to whip up an italian favorite.
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we're back at 8:52 with more of our slow cooker week on "today food." knew nutritionist wendy is here.
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>> we're making it lasagna in a slow cooker. we're using a traditional recipe or something different? >> it's classic and traditional. very familiar. i call it lazy lasagna. mostly because it's easy. but it's significantly lighter. >> how do you get some of the calories out? >> well, we use classic ingredients. we have all our classics. we have the noodles, the cheese, the sauce. then we add layers with the nutrient rich veggies and lighten it up. >> get me started. by the way, we have our tasters downstairs. who i think have been lining up for 40 minutes to get their say on this one. >> very good. >> how is it going? >> delicious. >> right on. >> wendy, let's go. >> this recipe is upwards of 50% less calories than a traditional lasagna. you'll make a tomato mixture and cheese mixture. >> canned totomatoes? >> yes. you can save time by using a tomato sauce, as well. you can add the garlic.
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>> yes. traditional ingredients. thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. if you remember your science classes, we learned about enzymes and substraits. if you chop the garlic and let it sit at room temperature, it boosts the nutrient levels and the heart healthy properties. >> i mix this around. that's done. >> you can make that in advance. here's the this is ricotta, a lighter cheese, and has protein. we had parmesan, parsley and pepper. this is very cheesy. it's lighter but we're not going to miss anything here. then we use our noodles, which are traditional la sanaa sagna noodles.
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>> it's last century, to cook our noodles. >> thanks for that. >> we'll be building the slow cooker recipe from there. i butter the dish at the bottom so it doesn't -- it's a little bit so it doesn't stick. >> perfect. >> then we add a little of the sauce there. bring that over. >> you can put it? >> little bit of the sauce. we're going to start the layering. the layers, there's 11 layers plus the sauce. >> guys, how is it tasting? >> good. >> enjoying it? >> yes! >> wonderful. then we add spinach. you use raw spinach. >> great. >> easy. let's add one single layer of noodles. >> cross ways? >> yeah. you can break it to fit. one layer of noodles. if you make the -- here's the parmesan parmesan, pepper and rah cot tee kot ricotta.
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>> we use half of it, pipe it along. >> that simple. >> back to the sauce. then we add some other layers little more sauce. >> go ahead. >> then finish it off here. >> great. let's swing over here and look at what it looks like after. how long does it cook? >> it cooks on high for two and a half hours or low for four hours. you keep building the lawyers. you get the savory yuma umami from the mushrooms and the protein. >> what should i do? >> hold this and i'll dump what is left. >> let's look at what it looks
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hi everyone. i'm gary with a 9news update. a 16-year-old mountain vista student is going before a judge accused of plotting to carry out a mass shooting at a school. she had a bond hearing today. prosecutors say higgins and her classmates teamed up until this plot. a tip given to douglas county deputies led to the arrest in december. going to be a decent day today. >> winds slowing down at least in lower terrain in the front rape. it stays windy and clouds hang in there as well.
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light snow showers up over rabbit ears but we are talking about generally less than a quarter to a half an inch new snow during the day today. 30s over the northeast and western valleys. a little bit warmer down south in the low 40s here but a nice combination going here with sunshine, very little wind around the area. temperatures in the low 0s today. 50s for the next two days and then on sunday we hit 42 to 43 degrees by noon and then it starts sliding in the afternoon as light snow develops off and on during the broncos patriots game. flurries hang around into monday and the snow looks pretty modest right now an inch or less it looks like. >> all right thank you much marty and we will be back 25 minutes with more news and weather.
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this morning on "today's take," aubrey plaza is here to dish on seducing her "dirty grandpa" co-star robert addy de niro. "hamilton," the hottest sensation in town. consumer confidential. what to know before you buy or sell a home. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from
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sic to get pumped and it got pumped. thursday morning, january 21st, 2016. i'm willie with natalie, tamron and al. >> santigold is from philadelphia. the critics are all about her. shadows." she's 39 years old and bursting on to the scene. >> been chasing shadows for a while. >> she has been. she's huge. it's a good jam, and i thought it sounded caribbean, too, krrg considering what we're facing. >> we have snow coming, al. d.c., in particular, bracing for a potentially historic storm. could bring up two feet of snow. up to 50 mile an hour winds. let's just say, i'm a little worried about our friends in washington, based on the performance last night. there was one inch of snow and everybody was thrown for a loop. president obama's motorcade was
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and sliding along. people are, call it what it is, panicked. >> people go to buy stuff like snow shovels. stripping the shelves of bottled water. >> right. >> shovels. i mean, just crazy. here's the deal, yes, it's going to snow. >> it's not the end of the world. give a perspective. >> you are not going to be trapped in your home for weeks. >> they haven't had a snowfall like this in 90 years. >> they have not -- the last time they had snowfall of more than 20 inches in one day was in 1922. >> what was this? >> this was an inch of snow. it was a clipper. >> but what's coming could be -- >> what we saw last night -- >> historically, washington cannot handle snow. i worked there in 1976. my first winter there, the forecast was for three inches of snow. i didn't go -- i didn't tell the newsroom. the news director chewed me out. he goes, this is armageddon.
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i was like, these are flurries. i came from syracuse, new york, to washington, d.c. i was like, what the heck? it got worse. >> perspective last night? >> last night was an inch of snow but they didn't pretreat the roads. boom, it became an ice rink out there. that was the mess. right now, 80 million people are under some form of weather -- winter weather advisory. from winter storm watches and warnings to here in washington, d.c. d.c., fredericksburg up to baltimore, blizzard watch. same for new york city out to long island. a blizzard is designed as having three hours or more, sustained winds of 35 miles per hour or greater. drops your visibility to 1/4 mile. friday evening, snow for memphis to d.c. severe threat, we could have tornadoes down in florida. this system early saturday morning, off the coast of carolinas, snow from nashville
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up the coast, it strengthens. heavy snow from philadelphia, baltimore, washington, up into new york city. boston right now, you're okay. then we get along the coast, and we've got this major problem. wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. costal flooding. plus, an astronomical high tide on saturday. it'll add to the flooding. we're looking for one to three inches from nashville, south of boston. here is the money. this is where the big stuff is going to be happening. harrisonburg, virginia, 24 inches or more. washington could see that. the heaviest snow will be friday afternoon through saturday. now, we move to washington, d.c. and parts of maryland. look at this, we're talking about 18 to 24 inches of snow. blizzard watch through saturday. snow will begin after rush hour tomorrow. we move up into the delmarva
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a good part of southern and central new jersey, including philadelphia. snow friday late through sunday morning. heavy, wet snow. this snow is going to be very heavy. we could be looking at power outages. 10 to 16 inches. here in new york city, new jersey, long island, we're talking about 5 to 8 inches but wind gusts of 50 miles per hour and costal flooding. finally, boston, you deserve a break after last winter. zero to two inches saturday afternoon to sunday. costal flooding will be an issue. that'll be the big problem. not only will we be seeing -- the only thing we have to talk about, it's going to be a heavy, dense snow. it's going to put stress on roofs, on all sorts of things, power lines. folks shoveling who aren't used to doing this, it puts the most strain on your heart of any exercise. you have to be very, very careful. >> that's a good wrap up. it's a storm we'll be keeping an eye on. this picture out of ontario, canada.
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for driving his car, believe it or not, because it was covered in snow. police said -- >> didn't finish the windshield. >> the 80-year-old man said he was too old and weak to brush off the snow. he couldn't do it. he got out the part of the windshield he could see and drive far enough. >> where are the good samaritans, to help the elderly gentleman out? >> didn't the policeman have a heart? let me help you. >> absolutely. >> ticket served? come on. >> canada. >> canadians are supposed to be nice. most are. >> i thought maybe someone -- i thought maybe they did offer and he didn't accept it. >> we don't know. >> we love our friends to the norm. >> and we love our canadian law enforcement. just that one guy needed to show compassion. >> exactly. >> good reminder, if you see an elderly person who is shoveling, help them out. >> like me. >> yes! like al.
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>> help him. >> by the way, before we get on it, this headline, i just -- >> oh, i know. that's the "post" for you. >> the new york tap loids bloids have been on a roll. >> they have been. >> a lot of material. >> this picture, get ready for your heart to melt. maybe the snow, too. if we showed you this yesterday, it would have melted the inch of snow they got. this sweet video of premie twins holding hands while cuddling their dad and mom. jackson gave birth to these two darlings in australia. she gave birth earlier this month. christian and christiane were born at 29 weeks. they weighed two pounds. the couple shares this sweet
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the video has been viewed 10 million times and counting. >> wasn't just the dad. you see them holding hands there. when the mother held them, as well, the babies were clasping hands, too. just so sweet. little brother holding on to little sister's hand. >> so cute. >> two of them are going to be pals for the rest of their lives. it starts right there. >> so cool. >> the mom said she posted that and was reluctant at first. but knowing that they were having premies. but by putting this out, it would help somebody else, another couple going through this, as well. >> so true. you need the hope. >> around the world, the advancements they've made in premie care is actually stunning. there's several great hospitals here in the united states. but that's the remarkable part. you think about it, two pound baby can now thrive in this way. that is an inspiration. >> they're doing well, by the way. >> that's right. >> beautiful video. another nice video. french tennis player winning over the crowd when he interrupted his match to help a
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may have been hit by a ball. he went to retrieve a ball when trouble. >> she got hit in the face. >> he helped her, arm in arm, get off the court. good for him. >> can you come by? come here. she says to me, doesn't hurt that he's a hottie. >> is that what this was about? >> show your face. >> so sweet, the girl was hurt, but he's a hottie. >> kate is australian. >> there you go. works out well. >> we saw humanity and you saw hottie. >> you're blushing. >> bright red. >> al?
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you're mesmerized by natalie's >> that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. next, the actress who is putting the dirty in "dirty grandpa grandpa." the hilarious aubrey plaza tells us about seducing de niro's character in the movie, and what she's doing with the cool cane. that'll be next. somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good, and sandwich and soup and
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"parks and recreation." >> now, she's hitting the big screen with zac efron and trying to seduce robert de niro in "dirty grandpa." >> you're a hard man to track down, professor. >> are those my pants? >> yeah, these are your pants. i found a werther's original in the pocket and have been sucking on it all morning. >> you know i'm not a professor, right? >> yeah, i know. you're just a dirty, dirty grandpa. >> i like when you said it again. >> say it one more time. >> you're just a dirty, dirty grandpa. i like to be in movies where you say the title. i improvised that. >> do you get royals for that? >> the werther's part. >> hilarious. you had some of the best lines. can we deal with the injury you sustained not during the shooting of the film but on a basketball court? what happened? >> i tore my acl. i have been hobbling around,
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i had surgery on my knee. >> you were part of this basketball league. your team, the pistol shrimps. >> that's right. >> love the name. >> thank you. i'm on the pistol shrimps. we play in l.a. it's a women's recreational league, i guess, you'd call it. >> what position? >> i'm point guard, was point guard. i've been told my basketball career is over. >> no, no, no. >> no, it's not. i'm going to get back out there. >> all right. >> somebody was coming at you because you're the star of the team? >> people are always coming at me, man. i have to watch my back. >> the point guard, you take it. >> yeah. >> we have to talk about this movie. first of all, de niro in this role, i don't think most of us have seen de niro this way, but your relationship with him, explain a little bit. we got a little taste, what you're doing to de niro in the movie. >> my character is on spring
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where she wants to sleep with her professor. de niro lies, saying he's a professor because he wants to have sex with her or anyone. there's this game between them, where they're kind of coming at each other the whole movie. >> trying to seduce robert de niro, intimidating? >> yeah. >> what's the hardest part? >> when you put it that way. in character, no. in real life, yeah, it was so intimidating. working with him. i couldn't believe it. i tried to pretend that he wasn't robert de niro. >> every woman wants to know, is he a good kisser? >> great kisser. the best i ever had. >> great. >> no, he's great. he was awesome. he was so cool, and he was so
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he has no -- i mean, obviously, he's like an icon. >> yeah. >> just down to do everything. he was not scared and not shy. >> i don't think a lot of people know, by the way, that you were a page here at nbc many moons ago ago. >> that's right. >> look at you know. awesome. >> check it out. making out with de niro. whoo! >> you work with zac efron in this movie and you're with him in another movie. >> i'm riding the efron train to the top. there's no getting off for me. >> that's a t-shirt. >> zac should make his own. >> thanks so much, aubrey. >> thank you. >> "dirty grandpa" is in theaters tomorrow.
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>> what about the years before? for fingerprints and surveillance cameras and dna analysis, why did we become criminals? >> because we hate working and we love money. >> we can steal the mona lisa, snatched the hope diamond before it was discovered. this is everything we got into thieving for in the first place. >> wentworth, good morning. >> i love it because you were originally on "the flash ch " and played a villain. they moved your character. >> right. >> give us the premise. you gathered a group of folks together. >> the basic idea, we have superheros and villains teaming up to take on a supervillain. >> how do they play together? do they play well together, the good guys and the bad guys? >> no. we're constantly butting heads that makes great tv. as an audience member, i don't
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along beautifully. this is the opposite of that. >> so cool. we told you al is our comic book expert. he can name pretty much every major. did you have a favorite growing up? >> i wasn't allowed to read comic books. i was supposed to be concentrating on my studies. >> wow. >> this is new for me. >> al also concentrating on studies. >> parents couldn't enforce it. >> there's a lot of action in this show. >> yeah. >> is that something you like? >> absolutely. i think of the arrow and the flash in "legends of tomorrow," it's all part of the same universe. we're meant to be the most comic book show out there. it's a lot of fun. lot of action adventure, sci-fi, special effects. it's a treat. but it's also for the family. essentially, at its heart, it's a family show. >> well, another show that a lot of people are looking forward to, once again, "prison break" is coming back. what's it like to get that going again? >> thank you.
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excited to see where the characters are now. especially mine, since i died twice at the end of the original. >> how did that work out for you? >> few unanswered questions. i'm curious, too. >> did you feel like when you wrapped it, that this was it, it was over, or did you suspect you might revisit the character? >> i never imagined we'd be coming back to revisit the characters. it is a treat and privilege. >> it's interesting, the fandom behind the two shows. you're in two projects where the fans will chase you down the street, and on twitter, excited. how do you balance the attention with the projects? >> it's nice to have work back to back. i certainly can't complain. it's nice to be employed. but i'm also working with dominique percell from "prison break," and he's on "legends on tomorrow." it provides a touchstone. >> it's throwback thursday.
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taking a look at the headlines in advance of the big storm. some airlines are waiving fees for people in the affected areas who want to change their travel plans. be sure to check their web sites for updates and schedule changes. >> a study at tufts university found more than 90% of meals at big and small restaurants exceed
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>> an update on the elderly man ticketed for not clearing his car, well, they did ticket him but then the officer who knows the elderly man cleared off his windshield. he still could have not given him the ticket but that's another story. the blizzard making its way up the mid-atlantic coast. heavy rain moving from the pacific northwest all the way into central california. saturday, blizzard makes its way up to the mid-atlantic and starts to affect the northeast, seasonable weather, more wind, rain and snow makes its way to the cascades and then sunday, sunday! the storm is out. we've got clear skies for the eastern half of the country, but another system will bring snow
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cascades and into the ro >> that is your >> and that is your latest weather. >> now to the broadway show that has people around the world offering their first born children for a pair of tickets. "hamilton" is a revolutionary show and a full-on phenomenon. >> it's mixing history with hip hop. lynn monroe miranda plays hamilton. first a true look at the hottest ticket in town. someone thinking past tomorrow >> the hottest ticket in town, "hamilton," an american musical
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it tells the life story of alexander hamilton, face of the $10 bill, founding father, first treasury of the secretary, all to hip hop. tonon award winning composer er r lynn miranda wrote the musical. miranda gave a first look at when would soon become a broadway sensation. >> the world is going to know your name. what's your name, man? >> alexander hamilton. >> it was an offbroad way production at the theater 2015. its popularity skyrocketed, leaving the musical to find a newer and bigger home on broadway. tickets are sold out months in advance, leaving thousands of fans to flock to the box office each day. some have been lucky enough to experience the ground breaking
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as the curtain opens each night, the sold outcrowds prove the hamilton phenomenon is only getting started. and with us now chris jackson, who plays george washington in hamilton. can we just fawn over you in "hamilton" more. phenomenal. revolutionary is an understatement. how did you describe it before the phenomenon? >> it was really difficult to come up with the words. it's like it's alexander hamilton, he's treasury secretary. don't you know all of this stuff happened? we're deep into the story and reading the books. they're like who are you playing? >> i'm like george washington. the look on people as faces. we're good, trust me. it's been a little bit surreal. it's a difficult thing to explain. it's a little easier now that the sound track is out and people have been able to play it
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>> you obviously never ever in your wildest dreamed imagined what this would turn into in such a short period of time and you deserve all the praise you're getting. can you talk about what it's like to perform for people who are maybe not students of history. it's your entry to go learn more about it. >> we had the most incredible source material. it's great to know that theater is and always has been and continues to be such a great vehicle into a world we wouldn't normally go into. >> you researched this. we all think we know george washington. what did you find out about him? >> i was amazed at how resilient he was in is a money who lost
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you get three base hits out of tenure in the hall of fame and washington's batting average was probably way under that. he was a resilient man. he knew how to imagine the people around him. they could be at their best. he certainly never would have been who he became without hamilton and i don't think hamilton would have been able to rise to his level of accomplishment without washington enabling him and him. >> you and lynn manuel go way back, the creator of the show. you were in the "heist" together. that's how you heard he was coming up with this whole idea for the show? >> he came become from vacation. we were on stage doing show. and he looked at me and was like i got the next thing. i was like, okay, what is it? alexander hamilton. all right.
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there a part for me? >> you were part of the original cast, right? >> pretty much. >> he's a tremendous man and writer and it's great to be on stage with him. >> your wife and daughter are so proud of you. we're rooting for you as well. you want to rap, willie? >> not again. i've seen him work. >> no, no, no, not against these guys. >> phenomenal job. thank you so much. just ahead, thinking about buying or selling a home? the red flags to watch out for before you choose a realtor go willie. boom, boom, boom. beyond the scale program puts the focus on you and not just the number lose weight while eating healthier, and move more by including fitness in ways that work for you. see how good you'll feel with the new weight watchers beyond the scale program!
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restauranteur who owned three popular eateries, and hosting her tv show. now, b. is taking on her toughest role as an advocate in her public battle against alzheimer's, which she was diagnosed with in 2013. b. and her husband of 23 years, dan gasby, wrote a new book. it's called "before i forget." love, hope, health and acceptance in our fight against alzheimer's. b. and dan, good to see you guys. >> always good to see you, too. >> first, you look terrific. how are you doing? >> i feel great. happy to be here today. thank you very much. and things are going pretty good. i'm learning while, you know -- in a new way, and i like that. it's getting better and better. >> the title of the book is poignant. it has a number of meanings. >> it's a love story. it's one of overcoming
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it's one of being honest and worth forthright about what relationships are and can be. the things you don't know can make a difference. it's also about science. it's also about understanding that alzheimer's is a devastating disease that affects 5.2 million people. twice as likely in african-americans to have it. the impact is even more devastating. 2 out of 3 patients are women. i call it a 21st century civil rights issue, al, because the impact is not going to stop if we don't put the funding up. that's why we decided to come out and talk about it, the government funding. >> you had an inking something was happening, that happened on our show during a segment. >> yes. we were doing a segment for labor day. i believe peter alexander and savannah guthrie were on.
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one-take barbie. at the start, she froze. >> i marinated and reduced -- >> balsamic? >> no, just guessing. i'm throwing myself off. >> don't worry. we'll look up the ingredients. >> myself and the person with me looked at each other and said, we never seen that before. that was sort of like the way, when you do weather, you say a storm is coming. well, it doesn't come at once. it starts in a trickle. >> i also, you know, felt like, this is something very different that had never happened to me. so while, you know, i was thinking about it, what am i going to do about this? i kept trying to figure out what to do. i went to some of my doctors and, you know, people who knew me well enough. >> we had to find the right doctor. >> it is such an open and honest book, but it is a love story but
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it is a fantastic book. everybody needs to read the book. >> thank you, al. >> b. smith and dan gasby, always great to see you. >> we love you. >> thank you. >> love you, too, man. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. the book is "before i forget." we're back in a moment.
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you thought this hour was good, wait until you see next hour. hoda tearing up vegas. what's going on out there? >> we are going to have some fun. went to see a little j.lo last night. hey! >> hoda is basically part of the family. >> i feel it. we did a few pictures. i got to say, my favorite picture, we have a couple of them, but my favorite may have been a picture ifo photo bombed.
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the picture. >> can y'all shot hoda who spot hoda in the back? >> justin is sticking his tongue out. we'll go behind the scenes with j.lo. >> i jumped off a building. natalie, where were you? >> i would have loved to have joined you, my dear. >> wow. >> can't wait to see it. >> we want to point out our very high tech signage. >> look how beautiful. vegas. >> you blew the budget on that one. >> what is that, another convention in town, ladies? >> we know nothing about it. >> adult entertainment convention. get it straight. >> so much better. >> thank you. >> just like the oscars. ladies, see you in a few minutes. all right. that does it for us. we, of course, will update everybody on the impending nor'easter and blizzard coming this way. >> weather channel.com always
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