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thanks for joining us, the today show is next and we'll be back good morning. breaking overnight. >> back off! >> protesters take to the streets in chicago after dashcam video shows the moment an officer shot a 17-year-old suspect 16 times. that officer now charged with murder, but his lawyer claims his actions were justified. long lines, tight security. crowds already building on the roads, rails and at airports this morning as the thanksgiving rush kicks into highgear. will both security concerns and weather woes slow you down? we'll have full coverage this morning. hello from the other side >> and hello. shshs smashing recordsds with h h new album and the most popular song in the world.
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whirlwind week in studio 1a with a live interview and performance, today, wednesday, november 25th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> r. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday rning. have you seen what's going on behind us? >> one of the biggest crowds i think we've seen outside on our plaza because adele is here and if you can just step outside and lett them know she's not singing in the plaza, she's singing inside our studio. >> we made it clear. we said it's an indoor concert but that doesn't stop thousands of people for showing up. the guy behind us here, this man over on the side here has a sign up i've been here since 6:00 yesterday, first one here, just so he could be the guy closest to the wininw to watch her perform inside.
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take a walk outside and say hello to all her adoring fans in a few moments. we're so excited to have her here. first, let get right to the news. our top story t ts morning, demonstrations in chicago overnight after the release of a chilling video that shows an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. now, this happened more than a year ago. theeideo was just released. the officer was just charged. he is waking up behind bars this morning. nbc estephanie gosk is covering the story and is in chicago for us. steph, g gd morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the family of the victim say they did not want this video released. in fact the victim's mother told her aorney she didn't want to watch it at all, but now that it's out there the city is bracing for the reaction. overnight there are demonstrations and an anticipation that there will be more to come today. >> overnight hundreds of protesters scufflele with p pice in the center of chicago. one officer injured in the fray and a handful of arrests.
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of dramaticc dashcam video recorded from a police shooting last october. the video begins with a patrol car ration through the streets of the city's southwest side, responding to a report of a man with a knife tryingo break into cars. the video shows 17-year-old laquan mcdonald walking in the middle of the road, a knife in hand. the prosecutor says he took the drug pcp that night. officer jason van dyke and his partner approach him with their weapons drawn. within seconds van dyke starts shooting. mcdonald stumbles. a total of 16 rounds were fired and the suspect lays on the ground. more than a year later van dyke is accused of first-dree murder. his lyer says he shot mcdonald because he was worried for his safety. >> he was b bught into the situation by the actions of laquan mcdonald, and he reacted.
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give the victim's family a $5 million settlement. the city did not admito any wrongdoing. last week a judge order the the chicago police to release the dashcam video after journalists sued for acss. the indictment came jpst hours before the video'ss release. while city leaders including mayor rahm emanuel made a plea for peaceful demonstrations. >> i understand that the people will be upset and will want to protest when they see t ts video. but i would like to echo the comments of the mcdonald family. they have asked for calm and f those who choose to speak out to do it peacefully. >> reporter: among the places where there will be possible protests in the coming days, chicago's magnificent mile. some groups have threatened that they w wl try to disrupt black friday shopping hoping that if neve an economic impact their voices will be hurt. matt and savannah, back to you. >> stephanie gosk in chicago, thank you. today is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and to
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go along with the typical concerns over traffic and t weather, this year, as you might imagine, security is also on a lot t mindnd we have the thanksgiving rush covered from all angles, starting with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning.g. in the wake of the paris attacks there's a high state of alert nationwide but officials at the white house is making it very clear there's no credible or specific intelligence indicating a similar plot on the u.s. bring it on, that's the message from the latest propaganda video from isis taunting the u.s. and mocking the american military. you attacks with $2$2,000 missiles, the narrator says while we send your proxies to hell with 50-cent bullets. with terror on top of mind this u.s. thisks and warplanes launching new strikes against isis president obama is trying to calmer inves here insisting the u.s. is doing in its power
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>> we c cnot and will in the succumb to fear nor can we alou fear to divide us. that's how terrorists win. >> reporter: a new fbi and homeland security bulletin is urging law enforcement stay vigilant. despite fears of another paris-stylettack overseas here in the u.s. the top concern remoans homegrown extreatmentists and copycats with soft targets from coast to coast almost impossible to protect. across the country, a show of force, from los angeles. >> we have a number of different tourist destinations that's a big part of our economy. certainly we're always vigilant to anything happening there. >>eg for your life, beg! >> reporter: to new york city where our stationon wnbc got an exclusive look at the nypd's new critical response command. hundreds of any officers trained in counterterror measures. police hololng drillss battlinin bobo active shooters and hostage-takers. >> this is going to be an elite
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dedicated force trained in counterterrorism, briefed on intelligence every day andver time they will have a context behind that intelligence. >> reporter: in boston beefed up security from faneuil hal to fenway park prepared to host thanksgiving day tradition, high school football. >> any family setting we make sure that people are safe going to those venues. >> reporter: bk here at the white house president obama is among those trying to balan traditioio and security. later this morning he'll meet with his national security advisers. they will review the security situation here in the u.s., and then this afternoon the president will part national thanksgiving turkeyy witit a little ceremony in the rose garden. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander at the white house, peter, thank you. what are you going to face if you're driving to your holiday destination? for starter, cheap gas. it's thehe cheheest for thanksgiving since 2008. the average price $2.15 a gallon, 65 cents less than last year. nbc's tom costello is along busy i-959 in maryland. good momoing, tom, how is it looking? >> yeah, good morning.
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in fact, because of that cheap gas we have record numbers of people on the roads. here we are, i-95 headed north out of washington, headedd towards baltimore, and if you haven't left already, this is the time you should leave right about now, according to the experts. the best time to start driving for thanksgiving right now and alsoe're told this evening, but avoid the mid-afternoon. avoid 12:00 to 4:00. you'll be joined by a lot of people. smooth sailing though we're told on ththksgiving, bothn the morning and in the ening. the biggest internet choke points -- interstate choke point in the country, chicago, a 12-mile stretch of the kennedy expressw there, 16 million hours wasted every year right there stuck in traffic, i-95 in los angeles, multiple stretches of i-405, the i-10, i-110 and u.s. 101 and in new york city i-59 and the lincoln tunnel. by the way, austin, texas, ranks as havinone of the biggest
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itit i-35 betwewe east riverside drive and also east dean keaton street. 1.5 million gallons of fuel wasted there. best time to head home, we're told, it's going to be saturday after thing and monday beforor 10:000a.m., but avoid sunday. avoid 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. you'll be joining millions of your best friend out on the ros. so here we are right now. it's not that bad. we're doing about what, ed, 60 miles an hour or so right now in. >> 60 isn't bad, but things are going to pick up in the coming hours. again, northbound on one of the busiest interstates in the country. guys, back to you. >> ed is going right under the supply. tom costello, thank you so much. with heightened security and nearly 1 million americans to fly for the thanksgiving holiday, you can expect se very long lines at airpopos coast to coast. nbc's kerry sanders is at busy dallas-fort worth international. hi, kerry, good morning. happy holiday. >> reporter: well, happy holidays. you know, traveling by air today will be a little bitike weaking barefoot over broken glass, but at least right now
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airport across the country. you can see the tsa line behind me in security, a 15-minute wait to get through here at dfw but as we look at what's called the misery map provided by flight aware, we can already see there's some delays. there are d days in boston, a little bit further south in new york, and then we come down to washington and, again, all the way down to miami there are some delays. now, if you're traveling today, this may sound like the obvious report, but if you're not a a regular flyer, just think about these little tips. first of all, check in online. if you have a phone or computer check in online, and if youe taking luggage and your airline charges,s,an you pre-pay. that will speed everything up, and it might even save you a few dollars because some airlines charge less than paying online than paying at counter. arrive at the airport two hours early. you hear this all the time and a lot of people ignore it. i travel a lot and i ignore it, but today is the one day that it really does matter. get to the airport early, especially if you're driving to
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a lot of parking lots will fill up so you have to remember everything will be a little bit slower and finally you must have a valid i.d., likik a driver's license or passport. now the one thing you do not want to bring to the airport, and, again, this may surprise a lot of people, don't bring your gun, and what surprises people is t tt the tsa confiscates six guns a day across the country, and with more pats jerts traveling today, it's likely they will get more guns. so, matt, some travel tips and really hopefully everything works out smoothly today because, remember, a lot of people are looking at each other. i think if you treat people as if they are a federal air marshal and you're courteous to those people thinking they are a federal air marshal, everything will go smoothly and you'll make it to dininr at grandmother's. >> or treat people curiously because they are human beings. >> that said. >> and we should. >> this all turns on al's forecast right here, because the
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certain areas of the country. in fact, i hope kerry gets out of there today, because if he doesn't, he may be stuck there through thanksgiving. >> yeah. >> meantime, let show you what we're looking. a for today, ass savannah mentioned, not much of a problem. the only real trouble spot will be out west. salt lake city, airport delays, accumulating snowfall. snow will continue into wednesday night. if you're traveling say right now o o i-15 from salt lake to great falls, heavy snow across the mountains, slick visibility problems. thursday, here we go. this is where thetrouble starts. denver airport, snow. dallas and houston, thunderstorms developing and heavy rain and strong wind. airport delays most likely. also on i-35 from kansas city to minneapolis, icy mix with snow and low visibility, kansas city to dallas and storms with locke flooding rains and localized flooding. traveling from st. louis too babaimore, soggy travel on the roads and some delays at the airport, but the big travel problem will be tomorrow, what
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used to be a dead day for travel and everybody is traveling almost every day so tomorrorois goinin to be a big problem with a lot of hubs. >> all right. mr. roker, thank you very much. >> meantime, there are new calls for restraint this morning after turkey shot down a russian plane right near the syrian border. this incident escalating tension in a region that does not need more of that. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel in istanbul, again, for us. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. moscow is still fuming over this, the russian foreign minister today accusing turkey of a, quote, planned provocation which one russian pilot was killed, also a crew member of a russian rescue helicopter. russia says one of its pilots was murderedd in cold blood after turkey downed a russian jet yesterday. the two pilots bailed out of thei s.u. 24 pommer alive, russia says, but floated down into hostile territory.
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they were allegedly bombing. >> the so-called moderate syrian rebels say a battle wasas u uer way between them and the syrian regime. their commander claims the russian plane was assisting syrian government forces. >> d d t tt russiananlane fire on your fighters before it was shot down? yes, after it ran out of ammunition. it went towards turkey. several times he said. one of the russian pilots fell near this front line and russia says the rebels brutally executed him. the navigator was later recovered by syrian forces and today arrived safely at a russssn base. president vladimir putin who yesterday accused turkey of being in league with terrorists today warned russians they might not be safe in turkey. turkey's prime minister in his first public comment since the incident said he doesn't want to further escalate. the same message from president obama. >> i think it's very important
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that both the russians and the turks are talking to each other, find out exactly what happened and take measures to discourage any kind o o escalation. >> reporter: but at this stage it seems unlikely that we are going to have any productive conversations between russia and turkey. the russians said today they are reexamining their relations with turkey. back to you. >> thank you. >> turn to the investigation into the paris terror attacks this morning. we a a learning more about the apparent mastermind's movements on that ill-fated night. as police in belgium issue an alert for a man who helped a key suspect get to paris. keir simmons is in brussels. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we're learning that the french officials believe that that master mind who you will remember was ultimately killed in a police raid returned to the scenes of the massacre in the hours after the attacks. we're learning that just as the
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french and belgium police issue a call to tryo find another suspect, an international arrest warrant issued for a 30-year-old man mohamed abrini who was seen in a car with s sah abdeslam who again you will remember they than a week now. the two of them were seen in this vehicle on their way to paris two days before the attack. reports like t tt are raising questions again about whether the massacre could have been prevented. a local mayor saying that she was given a list of extremists before the attacks, her officic didn't know what to do with it. meanwhile, people here are returning to work, the schools are opening, the subway behind me has opened again. the simple act of taking your children to school or the morning commute hasurned into an act of dieefiance against the terrorists. they believe though they haven't apprehended every suspect they have managed to disrupt the
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many arrests and raids. something new in the race for the exhaust now, donald trump's wife made her first appearance on the campaign trial last niem. melania trump was flanked by his parents and three of the republican candidate's children during a rally in myrtle beach, soututcarolina. trumums wife has until now chosen to stay largely behind the scenes. >> he will be the best president ever. we love you. >> trump's family left the stage before he launched into more than an hour of criticism of both his republican rivalal and administration. he called a trump i'm percent nater on to the stage, complemented his blond wig and called it a big beautiful head of hair. >> we have a warning f fm the cdcdfor people who recently bought rotisserie chicken salad from costco 19 people in seven states are sick with an e.coli infectn cranked to that salad.
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>> five of those people have been hospitalized. consumers who purchased row sis ri salad salad on or before november 20th are being advised to throw it away and costco has pulled the product from it's shelves. a newborn baby with the umbilical baby still attached. cord still attached in the manger of a churcrc nativity scene here in new york city. >> a custodian was returning to, work monday afternoon and heard the baby crying. the baby is said to be in good health at a local hospital. >> state law says a baby can be turned over t a church, hospital, local polole station or fire department but authorities must be called right away. officials are now looking for a home for the baby but seveval calls are being received for people wanting to become parents.
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>> eastern third of the country spectacular and plenty of sunshine. tempererures into the 60ss as you get into the southwest. but we're also looking at a lot of snow back through the pacific northwest, the rockies and cascades. good news. we'll seeinin snow in the sierra, and that will help with the snow pack and hopefully help with the drought out there a little bit. this is more than just a town. this is our home. and small business saturday... is more than jususa day. it's our day... to shop small at the places we love... with the people we love. for stuff we can't get anywhere else. and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here... can help keep our town growing. this saturday is small business saturday, let's all shop small. for the neighborhood, the town, the home we love. shop small this saturday. rain, locally heavy at times, on thanksgiving day with snowwixing in by evening. stormtrack7 live weather network
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cameras will eventually show wet roadways as people hit the roads for their holiday destinations. it is pretty mild out there this morning.....temps are in the mid 30s to low 40s with 50s holing to the southwest... a good 10- 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. southerly winds are helping keep temps up, but they are also bringing in plplnty of moisture. we keep the sououherly winds today with speeds of 10-20 mph. clouds >> and that's your latest adele, i mean, weaeaer. >> all right. thank you very much. coming up, much more on the thanksgiving travel rush. ramped up security nationwide ahead of tomorrow's parade here in new york. >> should you bother with black friday shopping? why you may want to skip the mall madness and first on this
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7:30 now on t ts wednesdayay morning, november 25th, 2015, and this crowd will not be let down because adele is here and will perform in just a few minutes. we're going to put it up on the big jumbotron right there so they will be able to see her and get close to her and we're hoping to persuade her to walk out with us in a few minutes. >> can we talk abobo that at the 8:00 open. can we say that in fact -- we can say in fact that adele is going to go outside. >> all right. >> she's coming out there, people! >> those people have been waiting in some cases for a day now. >> awesome. >> anyway, on this wednesday morning, take a look at some of the stories right now. hundreds of demonststtors marched through the streets of
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chicago overnight following the release of this video that shows the 2014 police shooting of a black teenager. the officer now being held on a charge of first-degree murder. >> belgium police have issued an arrest warrant for the man tied to the attacks in paris. he was seen driving the car with the key suspect two days before the bombings and shootings. and another round of storms in washington state adding to problems caused by some severe weather last week, some 40,000 ople without power. a lot of them being told, unfortunately, that electricity won't be restored in time for thanksgiving. that is not fun. let's begin this half hour with a holiday travel rush and stepped-up security in the wake of new threats from isis. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is in times square here in new york city. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. let's just look at the next six weeks here in new york city. of course, tomorrow, the big macy's thanksgiving day parade, 3 million people are expected to attend. next week the lighting of the
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rockefeller christmas tree, and believe it or not, aew weeks from now the ball will drop here 2016. as you might imagine, law enforcement officials are on a heightened state of alert. there's this new critical response team, matt. it was launched a few weeks ago. we're talking several hundreds specially equipped and specially trained officerssho are now here in new york city, especially trained in counterterrorism measures. they participate a number of drills just this week involving it was one, of course, in new york city's subway. two terrorists with assault weapons took some hostages. there was another involving a lone wolf, so to speak, and officials work to retake control of the floooo in addition to that new specialized unit the nypd also in the process of making sure that all 35,000 plus of its officers are trained to deal with an active shooter in case one of these specialized forces
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immediately. in addition to that, in addition to that, at bridges, at tunnels, we're talking about additional boat patrols, we're talking about more of those license plate readers and even some aerial surveillance involving thermal imaging. we should note here, again, at this point here in new york city there is no specific, no credible threat, bill bratton, the police commissioner, saying he wants people to have fun and still be vigilant and also this week a new app was unveiled. in addition to see something, say something, officials want people to see something, send something. send a picture or a text message amis. matt. >> all right. craig melvin in times square, craig, thanks so much. >> the other piece of this, of course, is the holiday forecast. let's check in over with al. >> guys, there's rough weather in the pacific northwest that will be affecting pretty much
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the entire country over the next 72 to four to five days. heavy snow and winds. in fact, as we go to the maps and show you what's going on, up to 50 million people under some sort of winter weather advisory from the west coast all the way into texas and parts of nebraska. today. today. the storm track, the system, more mountain snow, valley freezing rain. tomorrow -- actually i should say today, we're looking into the travel impacts. as we move into thanksgiving, look at this, from san antonio to oklahoma city. severe storms. big icing conditions up into the upper mississippi river valley. friday we've got more of the same wet weather from chicago, indianapolis, strong storms down into san antonio. oklahoma going to be dealing with ice and snow as well. here are the rainfall amounts. some parts of texas and oklahoma up to 8 inches of rain. look for localized flooding. it's going to be a mess, plus as far as snow is concerned, out
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from 8 inches to 2 feet of snow through the rockies, and then as we make our way into the central plains ice is going to be a big, big problem, anywhere from a quarter to half an inch from parts of new mexico all the way up into the u.p. ofviewing area today with rain, locally heavy at times, on thanksgiving day with snow mixing in by evening. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will eventually show wet roadways as people hit the roads for their holiday destinations. it is pretty mild out there this morning... temps are in the mid 30s to low 40s with 50s holing to the southwest... a good 10- 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. southerly winds are helping keep temps up, but they are also bringing in plenty of moisture. we keep the southerly winds today with speeds of 10-20 mph. clouds from the south are low level with higher level clouds tracki >> that's your latest weather. don draper called and wants his jacket back. >> he'd be wearing plaid today as well. >> sorry about that at home.
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know we're giving an indoor concert. >> they just want to be close. >> we believe what we want to believe. adele is here and she is going to go out and say hi to the crowd, but will perform inside our sued joe. every year on black friday crowds are racing to the stores. >> with the rise of online shopping does black friday really matter for shoppers anymore? >> according to american express nearly half of us still plan to take advantage of friday sales, spending an average of $584, but turns out black friday is just not the blow out day it used to be, consumers can now get major discounts before and after the big day and there are bargains of course always on t internet 24/7. it seems black friday is turning into more of a gray day. the black friday stampede is about to begin. but shoppers this year might want to slow down. turns out they don't have to join the long lines of bargain hunters as soon as thanksgiving dinner is over.
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>> black friday matters a lot less than it used to. there was a time when all sales happened on black friday and today it feels you start hearing about sales a month, two months before black friday. >> reporter: while the friday after thanksgiving still brings out the masses yearning to save big, these days it's more like a black friday season. >> every day for ten days expect new deals. >> reporter: retailers have caughtn that customers are buying earlier. >> according to nielsen more than a third have started shopping by the end of september and by this time of year it's more than half. not to mention the fact that not all shoppers like the friday madness. >> the headaches don't really justify being out of bed at 4:00 in the morning to shop. >> does anybody want to be part of this? >> no. >> chevy has a better way with black friday dls all month long. >> reporter: online deals and cyber monday the black friday of cyberspace means shoppers can get bargain basement prices without leaving their basement. according to one study the
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shop online is up 12% over the last year and in many cases the deals can now actually come directly to you. >> the retailers that will do the best are the ones that can figure out how to use big data to get you the deals you want at the moment you want them on your mobile device. >> reporter: so what do you need to know to be a smart black friday shopper? only wait in line if you know it's worth it. experts say you should only stand in line at a local retailer that does not have a website and is offering special holiday sales in their stores. also, don't even think about paying full price, don't think about buying something until the discount is 30 or 40% off. keep an eye on your item online, you might bee able to catch a better deal. what time should you start to shop? to get an idea when stores are most crowded on black friday google analyzed data fbom smartphone users with their location history turned on allowing them to anonymously track your device. >> that's good. >> turns out crowds are heaviest
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between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon and lightest perhaps this is not a surprise really at 5:00 a.m. >> that's our time, though. >>est that the best time for us. >> you guys ran into each other at the apple store at 5:00 a.m. >> if you're going t tthe storess helmets and shoulder pads. >> olivia, thank you. >> i'm waiting until that goes 30% off. >> all right. coming up, what charlie is saying about that kiss with may began trainer that stole the show at the ama's. >> hello that you have never heard it before. it's after this. performance like you've never seen when the flu hits, it's a really big deal. the aches. the chihis.
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all right. we're back. 7:49 on a wednesday morning. we'reeetting ready for a big performance from adele live in our studio, and dylan is in for carson over in the original room to help us get ready. >> hey, good morning, guys. actually had to stop listening to that song on r reat just to come to the original room today the it's just playing constantly in our house, and if you're like me, hello kind of makes you tear up a little bit, but now there's instead. adele joined jimmy fallon for a new rendition of her song use, of course, classroom instruments and, yes, a toy phone.
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hello from the other side i'm sorry for breaking your heart does it tear you apart >> the song just always sounds good, no matter what instruments you're use, and now adele has officially taken over the record for most u.s. albums sd in a week, and she did it in just ththe days, selling nearly 2.5 million albums. it's expected to reach 3 million by the end of the week, and that breaks the old record set back 15 years ago, 'n sync's "no strings attached" which sold 2.4 million copies and they have tweeted. we officially say bye bye spgs-base as adele says hello to the record. it's almost like we planned this >> you're right. doesn't matter if you use childhood instruments with that voice you do do fingernails on a blackboard and it would play good.
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it's 8:00 on todada trouble in toyland. planning to do holiday shopping for the kids? we'll tell you about dangerous toys still on the shelf. >> plus, carly simon says the legendary singer opens up about life, love and the man behind that song. about woman in music. the superstar smashing record sales with her brand new album as adele performs live, wednesday, november 25th, 2015.
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>> good morning, adele. we brought a gift from you all the way from long island. >> good morning, oklahoma. >> wake up, kansas city! >> good morning, corpus christi, texas. >> it's 38 degrees. >> and there's a 100% chance we're from florida! it's the day before thanksgiving. we have a huge crowd. always have a huge crowd on thanksgiving the day before. it becomes even huger when the biggest star on the planet is here. all these folks are hoping to get a glimpse of adele. dylan. shall we do the dance we'll do when we met adele ourselves. >> we are so excited. >> that was fun. >> and matt is even luckier because he's with adele and she's ready to say good morning. >> so, tomorrow, we get to welcome santa claus to the
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to welcome adele to the plaza to a few fans that are here in new york city. come on over here. normally, watch your step. this is the kind of crowd we get when stars perform outside. these people who know you're here performing inside. >ou know. why might she sell 3 million albums in one week, this is why, right here. >> it is incredible how quick -- remember just a couple weeks ago, the new music and here she is, the song is on everyone's lips, a cultural phenomenon and giving her fans such -- such delighgh >> we're going to be hearing
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from adele in just a little while, but first wh natalie on assignment, tamron's got a check of the top stories even as adele continues to take selfies. tamron, take it away. >> good morning, everyone. activist groups are threatening to disrupt black friday shopping in chicago to protest the deadly ooting of a black teteager by a white police officer in october of 2014. dashcam video was released on tuesday. it shows officers responding to a report of a man with a knife tryiyi to break into cars. it ends with officer jason van dyke firing 16 shots at 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. officials say the teen did have a knife in his hand ananhad officer van dyke was indicted tuesday on a charge of his atrney says it was self-defense. caution isishe watchword as americans defy new terror threats to begin their holiday travel and shopping. nbc national correspondent peter alander is at white house. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. ppy thanksgiving, a a ttle bit early here when officials at
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white house says there's no credible or specific intelligence indicating a paris-style plot here in the u.s. still in its latest propaganda video isis is now taunting the u.s., mocking american soldiers as demoralized and suicidal after the wars in iraq and afghanistan, but no actual threat in that video. a new fbi and homemend security bulletin urges local police to stay vigilant. the top concern, it says, remain homegrown extremists. the challenge remains defending soft targets across the country. in new york city our station wnbc got exclusive access to the nypd's new critical response command. they held counterterrorism drilil battling active shooters and hostage-takers. later this morning again at the white house, president obama will meet with his national security advisers to review the security situation across the country. tamron. >> all right, peter, thank you very much. officials in belgium say they have arrested four new
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they also issued an arrest warrant for a fifth man mohamed abrini who was recorded with another suspect at a gas station near paris two days before the attacks. and in paris a prosecutor revealed tuesday that the massacre ringleader had planned to attack the city's financial district just days later. however, he was killed in a shootout with police. along with tighter security, bad weweher from utah to missouri could slow holiday weekend travel. an estimated 3.5 million americans will be traveling by air and aaa says nearly 47 million will be driving at least 50 m mes to their thanksgiving deststations. that's a slight increase from last year thanks in part to the lowest gas prices we've seen in seven years. and d piece of alabama hisisry put t a stubborn fight before fading into the past. engineers tried to implode a century-old smokestack. all that was left of an historic cotton mill, take a look at this, but it failed to come down after the first explosion. now after another try, only part
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of it collapsed. they finally used a backhoe to knock down the rest. the results is what you see there. thankfully the backhoe driver was okay. i think you can even here cheers there. 's fine, but imagine a pretty scary things. i guess sometimes history doesn't want to say bye-bye. >> won't be wearing those clothes again, wow. tamron, thank you very much. you're probably going to do some holiday shopping over this long weekend. >> and if toys are on your list there's new safety concerns tied to certain products. keep an eye on them and "today's" erica hill has that good morningngo you. >> good morning to you. these findings come from the u.s. public interest research group which tested hundreds of toys from stores acrosk the country finding safety hazards with at least one in ten. here's w wt you should know before you buy. 'tis the season for holiday toys, but this new report warns there's trouble in toyland.
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the u.s. public interest research group or pirg says it tested over 200 toys and found 22 to be, in its words, potentially hazardous. >> we found these toys everywhere, from small dollar stores to big chain stores. >> reporter: toys like this fun bubbles jump rope which the group says has ten times the legal limit of a banned toxic substance linked to developmental problems. also singled out by the group, slinky jr. which claims contains high levels of the chemical chromium. >> chromium compounds are also known to cause cancer in the lungs when inhaled and in the stomach when ingested. >> reporter: ather major concern, choking. responsisie for 106 toy-relatete deaths between 2001 and 2013. this football, the group says, is a prime example. >> this g2 air mini football which has a small plastic cap at the end which easily comes off. >> reporter: football's makers say independent tests, quote,
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verify this product complies with u.s. and canadian small parts regulations. magnets like these sent nearly 3,000 kids to the emergency room between 2009 and 2013 but are still sold as toys. >> they have caused severe internal damage. >> reporter: more than 251,000 children ended up in an emergency room with a toy-related injury in 2014. the toy industry association says all toys sold in the u.s., no mattewhere they are manufactured, must meet rigorous safety test and be certied by an independent federally approved lab. the message for parents. >> the tee ss to think about. number one is supervise. you'vevelways got to the supervise your child when they first open a new gift. the second is you have to look at size of the pieces. and finally think about the security, so a battery really needs to be secure. those tiny little discs can be opened and can be swallowed.
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lies in your hands. in the 30 years they have been doing this report, the u.s. public interesesresearch group says the findings have resulted in 150 recalls. we did reach out to many of the toys' manufacturs and did not hear back from them all, but we do have a full list toys a a today.coco >> all the things have you to be cognizant of when you've got little kids? in all seriousness, it is exhausting when you think about all the little tiny things. look out, vale. >> yeah, exactly. >> look out, momom >> erica, thank you so much. coming up, something to think about before your feast tomorrow. is it ever okay to double dip your chips? >> no. >> of course it t . >> plus, we're helping you knock out some holiday shopping today with a special edition of steals and deals including huge bargain on jewelry that usually sells for like $300. >> wow. >> and did w wmention adele is here. we're going to chat with her about her record-breaking week, everything that's going on in her incredible life, and se's got a performance here in studio
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we're back now att 1:13. time for what's trending today. very excited that adele is here. >> yes. >> okay. we have chips and dips this morning. i want to let people into the trending process around here. every morning people come in and they say there's these stories you can do for trending and why did we pick this story today? >> because we all wanted gawk moly. >> exactly. >> becauseseruth be told, we have done this story about double dipping before. >> yeah. >> but we're going to double dip again this morning. >> because we're hungry. >> we want to eat -- >> what's the story. >> the story is science is weighing in on whether it is okay to double dip. >> remember. >> george costanza on "seinfeld," roll the tata. >> that's why we real dea. >> that's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip.
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chip, just take one dipnd end it. >> my favorite part -- >> i like to rotate the chip? that's a good way to do it the. here's the final answer, double dipping does encourage thehe sprere of germs. >> no. >> according to experts at clemson university. they found that bacteria easily spreads from mouth tohip and of the dips they tested, salsa, chocolate and cheese, s sn me up for that test, salsa retained the back theiat longest. >> it's the wettest. >> i guess so. >> yeah. >> it's a no go. >> really. >> do not do it. >> really, if you're with people like your family. >> no, no. let's move on. now that the guy is proving chivalry is not dead. take a look what he did for a woman during a recent bout t flooding in india. he doesn't want her to get wet, a nice guy who uses two chairs basically as stepping stones making sure that she doesn't haha to put her feet in the water. >> that's fantastic.
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>> is that real, like amazing. >> isn't that nice. >> and the car and everything. >> the dangers they face. >> what you can't't hear i i her saying hurry up, next one. >> by the way, we did speed up that video. >> still pretty good. >> very impr@ssive. >> on twitter #laura has been trending because she's hypnotizing people with the sound of her voice. take a listen. >> laura. >> what is nono. >> 'n sync 0, new addition 400, new addition 600, 1,600, 2,000, 82 hundred. >> michelle pfeiffer and hahae berry have both played this transformed character with highsened powers. >> who is catwoman. >> right. >> oh, my goodness. >> her name is laura ashby and people are trying to figure out where she's from. they think that that's an accent. >> no, i don't think so. >> what do you think. >> how hard is it to find out where she's from. they tell you at the beginning of the show when they intntduce you. >> you don't have to be sherlock
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holmes to find out. turns out she's from georgia. >> okay. >> more of like an affectation. >> seems like it. >> interesting. i watch "jeopardy!" all the time and that stood out to me. i didn't know it would be part of trending. >> it's contagious. you feel like you want to start trying that. >> geesher breaking a record that stood for more than 50 yearar and ed sheeran lands a role in a highly anticipated movie. dylan, let's hear about it. >> starting with justin bieber beating a beatles record that stood for 51 years. justin has now 177 songs on the billboard hot 100 list, 17. that's the most any artist has ever had on the chart in a single week. the success thanks in part to hit singles like "what do you mean" a a "sorry." the beatles had 14 songs on the list and drake matched that record twice earlier this year, but bieber is the first to top it and to top it by three songs. pretty incredible. heree are two different things we love, ed sharen and bridget jones and now they are finally coming together.
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himself on the set of the n n over his shoulder. he spent the day being an actor loved it. you're gonna love it, too. no word on whether ed willlay affections. it will be interesting to see what role he has. finally charlie puth saying sometimes a ks is really just a kiss. remember that n n famous lip lock he shared with meghan trainor watching this with your parents it was the most awkward moment of the night. happened sunday at the american music awards. charlie assuresusa today" he and meghan added they are just best friends and he's seeing someone else and would not want people to get the wrong idea. >> how would that happen? >> in light of all the dibble dipping. >> explaining double dipping. >> dylan, thank rain, locally heavy at times, on thahaksgiving day with snow mixing in by evening. stormtrack7 live weather network
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roadways as people hit the roads for their holiday destinations. it is pretty mild ououthere this mornng... temps are in the mid 30s to low 40s with 50s holing to the southwest... a good 10- 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. southerly winds are helping keep temps up, but they are also bringing in plenty of moistte. we keep the southerly winds today with speeds of 10-20 mph. clouds from the south are low level with higher level clouds tt? >> thank you very much. so happy to have music's biggest star with us this morning. adele is riding high smashing records with her brand new album. we'll chat not a morning and listen to her sing and first, what everyone is talking about. i must have called a thousand times >> with her giant voice andaw emotion, adele is taking the music industrtr by storm. let me photograph >> "25" is the already the year'sop album expected to sell a record-shattering 3 million copies by the end of
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this week. >> adele! >> and her recent radio city one-night concert created a fan frenzy. i'm'm sorry >> since its october release her single "hello" has sold more than 2.6 million copsies. and is ts week's most downloaded song follolong a flawless "snl" performance. even and "snl" sketch to solidify her as a pop culture enomenon. >> now i'm starting to get an accent. >> with her signature laugh, adele also knows h h to have fun. >> fairies have wings. i made up my mind >> her debut album "19," her age at the time first made ade famous in 2008.
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>> adele's next mega recorder 21 exploded and landed six grammys, including album of the year and became the top seller for two straight years. and now with 25, adele is once againinging her way straight into music history. when we were young >> hello. welcome. >> hello. >> it's great to have you here. >> thank you. thanks for having me back. >> just brag about you for a second. you're going to sell 3 million copies of this album this week. 2.6 million downloads of "hello." 1.1 million in like a week. you make all your own clcthes, you're a blackelt in judo, you cook really well. how do you get your arms around all of this? >> it's pretty overwhelming, but it's -- it's incredible, you know, and the reaction getting here this morning and everyone being here is so beautiful. it's so nice. >> adele said to me in the commercial break, she said i've
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been here like three times before and no one was ever even outside, and now this place is packed. >> and they must be so cold. >> i don't think they mind, to be honest with you. you said that the success of "22" was scary. >> yes. >> so is it less scary t ts time around? >> i feel like i kind of knew what i was getting into this time, not that i expected this kind of reaction, but -- because i had experienced the success of "21." i was more red they time. when it happened on "21" i was clueless. never happened to me before. also more prepared and i also have a kid which is the most grounding thing which i'm sure any parent will know. >> i want to talk about angelo in a sec. after "21" you took time and you sat down and to start writing songs about this album you had a pretty s sere case of writer's block. >> yeah. >> you said you couldn't write songs from the same place that you were for "21." >> yeah. >> did you start to worry that you could only write music from an ununppy place?
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i think that is the case, and i think it's just a way of channeling it. i don't think sadness is always devastating. it can be quite uplifting and joyful as well and sometimes you have to let yourself to be sad in order to move forward. once i started looking tat like that, i'm quite happy. i felt like i didn't need to let myself going in order to access my creativity so that's good. >> i talked to you for a few minutes at radio city the other day and you told me angelo is a key factor in how happy you are right now. you've had time to dedicate to him in betweenhese two albums sisie h hs been born. do you get concerned at all that now with the explosion of this album that you're going to have to get back on that career treadmill and have less time to dedicate to him? >> oh, my son comes everywhere with me. we're good. we're tight. he's first person i see in the morninin and the last person i say at night and vice versa so we're all good. i make time for him like i always have. one of the main reasons why i've
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no, my kid is more important, you know,nd- and my kid comes first and my music comes second and i come second, you know. >> a lot o us were at radio city the other night when you held your concert. first concert in severer years. >> i was so relieved. >> tell me how nervous you were because i watched as that curtain parted and you were standing there and you saw that crowd. >> i was trying to be like deadadn like -- tryinin to be like a do i have ashe and i couldn't, and i saw the crowd and i just melted. i was so happy to be there. i was very rvous. after that the second or third song i was chilled, i was sglrt what do o u like when you get nervous? do you get fidgety, walk around? >> fidgety, i moan and complain and escape a try to get out, like belch. >> i've never heard that. >> so they are vows singing this early in the morning i'll be likebackstage. >> you said in the concert, said somethg that ihought was so sweet. you said it was the first time that your boyfriend. >> yeah. >> had ever had the chance to
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see you perform in concert. >> yeah. >> the first time he saw me was at grammys which was the first time i opened my mouth to sing afterr my surgery and everyone was holding on, but, yeah, his first -- the first of my whole show that he had seen and he loved it and such a great moment. >> so he proved. even if it's rubbish he would have approved. >> a would have been a deal ender. by the way, that wasn't the best i've ever seen you. >> i watched something on television, online the other day i think you did for the bbc. >> yeah. >> where you -- you disguised yourself. >> yes. >> and you went to an audition for adele impersonators. >> yeahah >> firststf all, you're a very good actress. >> oh, i thank you. >> no, i mean it. >> thank you very much. >> i thought you were incredibly natural. what was this like for you? >> amazing. they asked me to judget, and i wassike no, , i i want to be an impersonator. it was amazing. nothing quite prepared me for walking towards ten other girls dressed up like me. that was pretty ovehelming but and the whole thingng was funny
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beautiful and i cried a whole lot once i revealed myself. but myccent so obvious. i think she's like him, and oh, god. >> you had a fake nose on. >> fake chin. >> i think the funny thing is could you have imagined ten years ago that there would be auditions for adele impersonators? >> no, never, never. there's a drag queen in l.a. that i really want to see. he looks amazing, does a really good job. nowhat i've done that, opened a whole new world to them and i want to f fd all of them. >> you're going to sing a song in just a little while on the show. >> yeah. >> can you quickly tell me the back story of the song because it's really sweet. >> i'm singing a million years ago in aittle while. it's about -- basically this park in south london me and my friends used to go to all the time and would just hang out and chat about everything and big things and small things and ippant things and stuff like that, and i drove past it a month ago now, and i just burst into tears because none of us were there, it wasn' just me,
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the new deere earnings report just came out this morning. sales and earnings are down for the quarter -- but the company says -- at the same time -- sales and eararings for thhyear were the sixth-highest in company history. the 2016 forecast calls for sales to be down again -- the company blames demand. if you're hosting thanksgiving -- or even helping out at a relative's, keep in mind the number of kitchen fires more than triples on thanksgiving day. to cook your dinner safely, avoid loose clothing with long sleeves near ranges and ovens. also watch children closely. and if you're cooking your bird in a turkey fryer, do it outside only and away from your home... not in your garage... and not on your porch. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. light rain begins tootrack in today with rain likely for thanksgiving. it may be locally heavy, adding up to 1-2" over most of the area. snow amounts t-2", heaviest north and west. dry friday and saturday with a chance of rain and snow again sunday through tuesday. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be
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e 8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's the 25th of november, 2015. a day that will live in infamy because adele is h he. she sounds beautiful. she is beautiful. just had a great chat with her. she's as charming as we all thought. >> so nice of her to come out here a couple minute ago and actually say hi to fans and take selfies and then prepare to go inside and sing. we're going to get that live couple of minutes. >> yeah. >> looking forward to that. >> also ahead, another singer
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we'll catch u u with carly simon. we'll talk to her about her career, stage fright and the new duet that she's very excited abt. >> plus, on "steals and des" up to 80% offff great holiday ideas and a little something we're told for everyone this morning so we can officially start our holiday shopping, i guess. >> yeah. >> and check out our prep kitchen. the food team already hard at work on our thanksgiving feast, basting, chopping. >> look at that turkey. >> what's going on with that bird? >> probably not the best position i've seen that turkey in. >> all right. don't judge. chef sunny anderson and brandy maloy will be do the honors manning our thanksgiving hotline. e-mail them your questions and we'll try to help you out. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we're going on. first of all, g g the big macy's thanksgiving day parade. 9:00 a.m., start out at8
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upper west side and at noon variable cloudssnd light winds and temperature about 57 degrees. matt and savannah, yours actually all bringing in the thanksgiving festivities. for today, snow o o in thee rockies. look for windy conditions up through the mississippi river valley with wet weather. looking spectacular. that's what's going on arounviewinn area today with rain, locally heavy at times, on thanksgiving day with snow mixing in by evening. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will eventually show wet roadways as peop hit the roads for their holiday destinations. it is pretty mild out there this morning... temps are in the mid 30s to low 40s with 50s holing to the southwest... a good 10- 20 degrees warmer than sesterday morning. southerly winds are helping keep temps up, but theyy are alssbringing in plenty of moisture. we keep the southerly winds today with speeds of 10-20 mph. clouds from the south are low level with higher level clouds tracking in from the west as the c >> all right. that's your latest weather.
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ready for adele! >> nothingore to y. adele, take it away. i only wanted to have fun learning to fly, learning to run i let my heart decide the way when i was young deep down i must have always known that this would b b inevitable
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pay and bare my soul i know i'm not the only one who regrets the things they've done sometimes i just feel it's only me what can stand the reflection that they see i wish i could live a little more look up to the sky, not just the floor i feel like my life is flashing by and all i can do is watch and cry i miss the air, i miss my friends i miss my mother, i miss it when
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life was a party to be thrown but that was a million years ago when i walk around all of the streres where i grew up and found my feet they can't look me in the eye it's like they're scaredd of me i try to think of things to y like a joke or a m mory but they don't recognize me now
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i know i'm not the only one who regrets the things they've done sometimes i just feel it's only me who never became who they thought they'd be i wish i could live a little more look up to the sky, not just the floor i feel like my life is flashing by and a a i can do is watch and cry i miss the air, i miss my friends i miss my mother, i miss it when life was a party to be thrown but that was a million years
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a million years ago >> yes! >> adele, thank you so much for being here. >> n ne to be re. >> c c i tell you there's probably -- this may be the only time that we have had to actually send a note out to the staff and say no more people. >> thank you. >> no moreeople can come in the studio. >> oh, thanks so much for coming and thanks for having me and to everyone outside as well, i know you're probably cold. it's soo lovely. i wish i could come out and hug all of you. there's too many of you. >> congratulations in getting through the song with matt and i making moony eyes.. >> can i ask you a business question real quick, real quickly. >> yes. >> you're one of the few people on the plante who can say i may not stream some songs. >> all right, yes. >> you've choseneno put "hello" out there and not the other music.
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future to stream some of the music. >> i'm certainly not kind of spite t tngs up. i'm doing what i've always done. "hello" is out there because it's on radio. probably, yeah. >> good to know. >> congratulations. you make us swoon, adeal. thank you so m mh. congratulations. >> and happy holidays. >> you, too, you, too. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for being so kind. >> get out of my way. >> thank you >> you can hear much more of her on a one-hour special "adele live in new york. "it's fantastic we were there. december 14, right here on nbc. >> and we're back in a moment. this is "today" on n c.
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"steals and deals." today we're shopping small i honor of smama business saturday. our contributing editor jill martin promises bargains are big even if we're shopping small. good morning, good to see you. >> i don't know how i can follow adele but i'll tryry with these deals. >> give it your best shop. we'll start with jewelry. always a lot of sparkle, obviously, for the holiday and these will all arrive for holiday gifts. >> okay. >> jennifer miller jewelry,ou get the bracelet set or this mother of pearl necklace, so it's either/or. the retail is $295. now the necklace is real mother of pearl, and i is white gold plated, and then with the bracelets you get all six of them, so you can break them up, use them as stocking stuffers, lf and half for teacher's gifts. they are great.t. >> what's the deal. >> celeb fans heidi klum and j. lo. >> the deal is $59. 820% off. >> okay. these are really popular right w. over the last five or six years, shaving kits for men. >> yeah, and you could use this,
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>> we'll use it in a couple of days. >> are you a fancy shaver? >> i do use the brush, i have to admit. >> this is a gift men won't buy for themselves. the retail is 158 and it's labeled the kit all a man needs so you get four months worth of product. the pre-shave oil, the shaving cream, thehe brush, the stand and the aftershave. >> in different skrerngts by the way. >> three different scents. all together you get the set so it's really nice. the retail 158. the deal 47.50, 70% off. >> okay. great. let's move on to scarves for her. >> okay. these are seasonless so you can really wear these all year long. the theodora and callum scarves. retail is $15. rayon blend, so you can wear them indoors and outside. celb fans include blake livelily and sofia vergara. the deal is $19. 71% off, a really good deal and a ton of different patterns. go on today.com to see them.
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>> we open one so you can -- >> that's smells great. >> lemon whipped sugar scrubs two-piece set. >> that's really nice. >> two different scents.. get two of the same, break them up for stocking stuffers and create an at-home spa which i know you love to do. the retail is $70 and the deal is $20. 70% off. >> okay. and finally, everything has kind of a nice smell to it so far except the jewelry the these are beautiful cannedles. >> yeah. this is major because it's a set of four by aquiesse and retail is $136. can you split them up. you get four candles in different scents, 100 hours of burn time, 11 ounces each. the retail 136. the deal 39.9.9 71% off. >> you're right. could you split that up and do really well economically with gifts for a lot of people. >> and for teachers' gifts, a perfect mix foror small business saturday. >> the time of the segment where i'm supposed to run through the products again. the bracelet set and necklace,
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that's from jennifer miller jeoelry, luxury shaving sets from e-shave, the theodora & &callum scarf, a two-piece scrub set from lalicious and holiday candles from aquiesse. jillll thank you. for any questions click on the steals and deals page at todacom. >> up next, savannah goes one-on-one with music grea
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"today" on a wedn when it comes to songwriting, nobody does it better than carly simon. for decades her music has defined a generation. in her new memoir called "boys in the trees can the "simon opens up about her difficult childhood, crippling anxiety and stage fright and some rocky romances with some of the most resistible men in hollywood, and it's a pleasure to have carly simon here. good morning to you. >> good morning to you.
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you're such a legend, and only now are you writing this book. why -- why does now seem like the right time to tell your story? >> it really didn't make any kind of sense. it just -- i was asked if i would write it for a great deal of money, and -- and, of course, i didn't end up keeping any of it because it -- it went to a different publisher during the course of it, and so the deal wawa off, but -- but i got with people that understood me and understood what i wanted to say as opposed to people who were telling me what to write and in what voice to write it. >> we learned so much about you, and you see in the book that paradox between on the one hand you being shy and kind of wantink to be your own area, and thenent the same time wanting to be known and seen and to be in the limelight. and you talk a lot very honestly about stage fright and anxiety
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>>nxiety was always a tremendously large part of my life, and i think in part because of trying to look for what the truth is and not being able to find it orr being ablee to hear what, you know, i was told that the opposite was true of what i thought was true. i had been very careful asp a mother to not twist my kids' minds up with facts thatt are not fact. >> and we learn a lot about your relationship with james taylor, and i think you write that there was a certain pre-deststation about it, and y y write very lovingly about him. >> i think so. >> you also, as you mentioned, are doing music as part of this, and you have a new song with your son ben, and what was that like? >> well, i've been writing songs all during this writing the book process, but i never really elevated thehe to a status of being finished and recording them, but there is this one exception.
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fight, and i went upstairsrs- ben and sally have -- have more direct influence on my feelings than anybody could, and when -- when ben hurts my feelings or sale hurts my feelingng i went stairs and i picked up the guy tar because that's where -- that's where the first person who is in pain wants to go to, wants to goo the guitar and pick it up and play it and -- and dispensns with the i me person and go to the she, but this song actually came out in the first person and it goes i can't thank you enough because apologized. after the apology i -- i wrote i can't thank you enough for heard me. you heard what i had to say, and so when i played him that first verse, he said, god, i love, that i want to write it with you, and so we wrote the rest of the song together, andnd it's st -- it's our song of thanks and gratitude which is so specifically this time of year,
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thanksgiving, such a wonderful emotion. >> we're almost out of time, but, you know, i couldn't letet you go without askskg about "you're so vain." so now we know we reveal that warren bait was the inspiration for the second first and there's a first and third vse and i think you're not ready to reveal those yet. are you kind of like, ugh, enough about that. >> yeah, i say it's been -- it's been fun. it's been fun,nd that song is ways fun for me, and -- and it's just -- i can't answer it! i can't do it justice. can't do the answer justice. >> some mysteries are just nice to remain mysteries anyway. >> hope so. >> carle simon, congratulations on book. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> once aga the book is called "voice in the trees." >> thanks very much. we'll ask a question. can wrangler even compete? we've got john o'hurl here. we're going to get aneak preview of the national dog
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morning, this is "today" on nbc. everyone needs a bff. even your smile. colgate optic white toothpaste goes beyond surface stains to whiten over 3 shades. in fact, it whitens more than the leading express whitening strip. it's your smile bff. whiten more just by brushing. we're back with a sneak peek now. >> at a thankiving tradition. the nationalalog show, john o'hurley is here and has brought along a few friends. john, good morning. >> nice to have you here. >> we have an extraordinary show.% first of all, purina is doing a wondererl thing for e ery tweet you don the show, donating $1 up to 75,000.
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tweet what you're thankful for for your dog this year. >> and what do we have. >> three new breeds starting down at far end, that's a spanish walker dog. >> cute. >> and that is rudy, and then in the middle one of the hunting dogs. this iscecel yeah,h, the hunting check, a brand new breed, hunter, small game. >> and then, of course, here, one of my favorite breeds this year, want to be known. this is froro the italian alps. if you look very closely, look at mats here, natural. formed by three different types of hair, wool, dog hair and goat hair. >> wow. >> and that's a natural look. >> what kind off shampoo do you use? >> all of it. >> you've become a real pro at this. when you start the show and look at dogs, do you have a sense whichone is going to be the winner? >> fortunately i h he david f fe by myself because he's most knowledgeable man in dogs. i have the tendency to go to drama and the cute factor and david knows the compilationonf the dogs better thann i d d and
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i'm getting a better eye. >> not looking at just looks and charm but also the purpose of these dogs, right. >> there's a written standard for every dog, not only for the form the dog butut the f fction of the dog. this is a dog that's a herding dog so imagine that this thing would be running across the plains of the ps. >> barking. >> barking. >> he thinks we'rere sheep. >> it's so much fun to watch. we love this show every year. by the way, this is will. >> my little boy will. >> adorable. >> 14 years we've been there now and we're expecting an audience of about 25 million. >> 14 years, that's two dog years. >> it is indeed. >> john o'hurley, catch the national dog show psented by purina right after our broadcast of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> let's get some birthday wishes from willard scott. mr. scott. >> hey, we're back in new york, good to be here and good to be a part of it, and we want too wish our friends happy birthday. irene howard, kansas city is 103 years and loves kansas city basketball, why not.
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edna hill, how sweet it is. cincinnati, ohio, anothth great town. great chili and hot dogs. edna is 100 years old today, and she has six children. so proud o& all of them. thomas ligotti from florida, 100 years old today. has a great singing joyce and everyone loves to here him sim. george krepps from the beautiful city of avon in connecticut. 100 years old today. okay. that's it for us now and we need to send it backcko new yorkknd we'll see you later. >> willard, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> oh, we had a great debate. stuffing versus dressing. what do you cal it?? >> delicious. >> as long as it's on my plate. >> there's a science and we'll show you geographically what people call it. >> it's not interchangeable. >> yes, it is. >> no, it's not. >> there's a debate right here. >> we promise you a debate and we'll have a debate, and we have
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much more ahead on this wednesday morning but first a
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weather.8:57... this morning, two firefighters are recovering after being injured. they were called to a fire last night in linn county. authorities say a camper caught fire and spread to a home one person in the trailer is in the hospital recovering from smoke inhaation. an alburnett ffrefighters has a lower leg injury and a central city firefighter was treated on the scene for a dog bite. more cars. more crashes. insurance companies are giving everyone a heads up before ey hit the road for thanksgivingngtoday. they say crashes go up 25 percent the day before thanksgiving. they also say the greatest risk for out of state crashes happens on sunday of the holiday weekek now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather.
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today with rain likely for thanksgiving. it may be locally heavy, adding up to 1-2" over most of the area. snow will mix in as a cold front t-2", heaviest north and west. dry friday and saturday with a chance of rain and snow again sunday through tuesday. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest news you're watching k- w-w-l, we've (coffee being poured into a cup.) save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia.
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this morning on "today's take. "adele. the record star shatters another record making world history. and what will smith is revealing about his 20-year marriage. and it's turkey time. we've got the secrets for keeping everything hot on the table. 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 studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it is wednesday morning, november 25th, 2015. thanksgiving eve. i'm willie inside alongside al and completely checked out tamron hall, already in texas for thanksgiving. natalie is on assiment, and
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your morning jam is -- >> a little whitney houston, "howley know." >> that's right. >> i was out last night and i was at a restaurant and all like '80s and '90s music and this thing popped up so i thought that's my jam for todada >> you know w y that's good, one the great syringes and divas of our time, whitney houston and now adele singing just there a minute a performing her new song "million years ago." >> listen to a little bit. >> beautiful. i know i'm not the only one who regrets the things they've done sometimes i just feel it's only me who stata the reflection that they s s i wish i could live a little more look up to the sky, not just the floor feel like my life is passing by >> you can see with huge crowds
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on the plaza, yes, because it's thanksgiving week but even more so because adele was here. look behind her out on 49th street. it was completely packed, and that's for a song inside. this was in the an outdoor concert. >> and they didn't care. >> though she did go outside at 8:00 and said he will osh to the fans and took some selfies. it was terrific. her full name is adele laurie blue atkins. >> you know, i always say you're super famous adele. and that song, i was listening rt of,ou know, one of those songs you get so emotional, beautiful, like poetry and i'm thinking i need to be at home with a fireplace and red wine and sink into feel that she brings to it. >> started to get a little weepy on that song. >> i did. it's beautiful song. >> you go back to places, look back on my life and that's why herusic and her voice, the lyrics, everything, and she writes a lot, just beautiful. >> i have to say standing in the same room. singing there and a group of us were over here. sometimes the voice, when it
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comeme in here is, you can see it's been produced up a little bit. that's just a raw voice and it sounds the same sitting across as it does on tv. honest. >> you guys are macho. >> that's you. >> some selfies. >> oh, my gosh. >> the girly girly thing about adele, the best eyeleler. it's amazing. eyeliner. how do you get that line so perfect? but that's -- you guys wouldn't noce that the. >> she's, by the way, a >> the hair. >> gorgeous. >> just a gorgeous woman on top of the voice. >> it's like "the lion king" beautiful mane. i'm fan girl out. >> adele. >> and we're not only ones obsess. she has now, adele, officially broken the record for single week u.s. album sales. in just under four days her new copies. they say it will go to 3 million by the end of the week.
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the previous record holder, good trivia for you here, 'n sync's 2000 album "no strings attached." >> sent out a congratulatory tweet. bye bye byeo "hello." >> thehe billboard keeps track of these things. adele has sold 42% of all the music purchased this week. >> wow. >> preous record was taylor swift last yeaea 21%, so she's doubled the previous record so it means almost half the music bought any genre anywhere has been adele's album. >> that's incredible. >> amazing to think. did you see the thing o "the tonight shoho" >> i love the classroom instruments whenever they do it. adele, jimmy fallon, the roots doing "hello." check it out. hello from the side at least i can say that i tried i'm sorryry for breaking your
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but it don't matter, you clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore ooh anymore ooh >> in there, having fun, joking d kidding around but it's one of the best vocalal performances i've ever heard. >> they could release that version and it would sell. >> all the commercials, memorex, if is it live or memorex? ella fitzgerald. her royse is just clear. >> what a talent. deservesverything else that's coming her way. >> hilarious person. great sense of humor. >> makes her own clothes. >> is that true? >> no. >> but -- but here are some facts that are true. >> okay. >> that's an oxymoron because facts are true. anyway, this f fm blisstv.com about thanksgiving. do you know, we eat on average thanksgiving day 4,500 calories, 3,000 in the m@al and 1,500 from
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snackingng >> that't' about right. >> what's normal, 25? >> for women they claim like 1,200. >> yeah. >> that's a big number. >> huge, huge. >> also, supposedly thanksgiving dinner led to the invention of the tv dinner. really? >> back in 1953, swanson, the tv dinner folks,overestimated the amount of turkey people wouldld eat by 260 tons, tons, so they thought, okay, we can throw this away or let's take some foil packets and make food out of it like- inspired by the airlines. >> trivia. >> i didn't know that. >> i think about salisbury steak. >> turkey dinner. >> the hungry man turkey dinner. >> how do you handle a h hgry man, the manhandler. >> what a commercial. >> there you go. >> i miss those commercials. how do you handle a hungry man, the manhandler. the other part -- iook at thanksgiving, at turkey, as just a transport mechanism for stuffing. >> yeah. >> for dressing.
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>> now the question is do you call it stuffing or do you call it essing? what say ye? >> dressing. >> i call it stuffing but i understand dressing because i live in the south for ten years. >> so google trends has broken down the name issue state by state. >> there it is. >> okay. >> now, where it's green it's dressing. >> but i'm from texas. >> okay. stop arguing. >> where it's -- this is google. dr. gogole worked on this. >> where it's red it's stuffing. >> yeah. >> okay. >> does that makes sense to me except for texas. >> that doesn't make any sense. i know some people don't like to consider texas the south andnd lbj was the one who said we're southwest but we're our own country. >> maybe because so many people have been transplanted to texas because -- >> yeah. >> a lot of people have moved to texas. it's a fast growing state. >> i don't know one person that calls it stuffing. >> you know everybody in texas, i forgot. >> have the state tattooed on me, i own the state. >> yes, you do. >> i did call my mother and
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doesn't cook, you know that. she took two things, something called a pea salad, don't ask an does cookressing and i asked h h when she put in it, corn bread, celery, onion, sage and then what's the potry, chicken poultry, like the powdery stuff, something like that. >> okay. >> i need to write that down. >> you write that -- the poultry -- >> yes, i did ask her had a she put i it and it's delicious. >> anyway. >> most of the country calls it stuffing and the south -- >> probably advertising as well, the commercial. >> stove top stuffing. and another thing we're noting today, phenomenal day in washington, d.c. president obama recognized 17 people who essentially changed the world in some way or the other. the presidential medal of freedom. that's the highest civilian honor. the list, even the president said, obviously, this is always a florrious occasion, but everyone in that building star struck by the next person neaea
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them. barbra streisand, steven spielberg, gloria and emelee estefan, james taylor, composer stephen sondheim and baseball great willie mace, the president praised mays not of course for playing record. take a look. >> willie also served our country and quiet example while exceling on america's biggest stage helped carry the banner forward of civil rights. a few years ago willie rode with me on air force one. i told him then what i'll tell all of you now. it's because of giants like willie that someone like me could even think about running fo president. [ applause ] >> major. >> special. >> and the president paid homage to "snl's" "mike myers." remember the coffee talk sketch. when he was awardrdg barbara tries and. re's what happened. >> off the stage she's been a passionate advocate for issues
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equality, i'm getting all verklempt just thinking about it. really? >> you know what he's always good at, marinates inis punch line a little bit, lets it set out there a little bit. >> kind of percolate. >> something else that percolates, yogi berra's quotes thatat we liked after his passing, posthumously and certainly in spirit and mind there yesterday. let's listen. >> one thing i i you k kw for sure, if you can't imitate him, don't copy him. [ laughter ] ok everybody a while. >> the that's the yoegisms that we all love and remember. >> that's an amazing collection in that room. >> so diverse. >> and yogi berra yoeg, wow. >> fantastic. how about a look at thanksgiving travel.
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edition of "today's take" weather. >> pre-thanksgiving. >> you'll see why, because we' going to go, first of all, to give you the weather. it's going to bebe nice tomorrow in turkey, north carolina. blessing, ohio, 61, burnt corn, alabama, 74 degrees. pilgrim, michigig, 33 and turkey, texas, 68 degrees. >> turkey, texas. >> where we eat dressing. >> that's righ >> just one of the few. okay. here's your travel. today, goingo be problbls in salt lake probably because of the snow, and if you're driving along i-15 from salt lake to the great falls, look for slick conditions and low visibility. tomorrow here's the trouble spots. thankfully, tamron, you're going today to dallas because it's going to be stormy in dallas and houston. heavy thunderutorms, snow in denver, and if you are driving from dallas to kansas city, storms, soaking rain and kansas city to minneapolis. you've got an icy mix, and on sunday a lot of people heading home. i-70 looks to be the b)ggest
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we're looking at showers and thunderstorms. there you havrain, locally heavy at times, on thanksgiving day wwh snow mixing in by evening. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will eventually show wet roadways as people hit the roads for heir holiday destinations. it is pretty mild out there this morning... tempss are in thh mid 30s to ll 40s with 50s holing to the southwest... a good 10- 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. southerly winds are helping keep mps up, but they are also brining in plenty of moisture. we keeppthe southerlyy winds today with speeds of 10-20 mph. clouds from the south are low level with higher lev >> and that isour late weather.
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bzzz. hehebumble bee o busy bee. o busysyee. this year let's keep your sanity. come to the store or go online. for all your gifts, you'll be just fine. aw, you're sweet. black friday starts 6pm thursday and d l day online at walmlmt. in our special series thanks and fifg we're highlighting the life-saving work done at st. jude's children's research hospital. today we meet a young doctor at st. jude who has a very special connection to the hospitalal >> it's obvious from the moment dr. jason schwartz walks into a room. >> there's nothing to worry about. >> that he has a special way with his patients. perhaps it's because he knows all too well what they are going through. before jason decided to become a doctor, he had dreams of being a football player, butwhen he was 13 years old, a star on his junior high team, thatt dream came to a halt. after his mother noticed some
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swollen lymph nodes on his neck, jason had bod work done and the results were not good. >> they said we have to go to st. jude's, so it was pretty shocking and a quick transition. my parents checked me out at school one day. that night i flew on my first airplane ride to memphis, and there was a -- a full team of people waiting for me at the doors at 9:00, 10:00 at night. >> jason had acute lymphoblastic leukemia and he would spend the next several years of his heart in and out of st. jude's for cancer treatments. >> it was hard but in retrospect it was a good experience. in 1995 there were many things about l%kia thax were notknown. some of my questions had no ananers, and that sparked curiosity. >> reporter: so when jason finished treatments he set out on a new path, a path to help answer some of those questions. >> she's doing okay. >> reporter: he became a doctct. >> 18 years after my diagnosis
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as a patient here, coming back as a doctor, it was -- it was a dream come true. >> now he works with nurses and doctors who once treated him. >> very rewarding to see one of my first patients, one of the patients i treated in 1995 now come back here and become a pediatric hematatogist oncologist. >> and some days he's both a doctor and patient, participate pa in the st. jude life study to help doctors understand the long-term consequences o treatment. >> i'm happy to be part of those things, to help change the beginning to affect end. >> because you're done with chemo. >> what he seems to enjoy the most are the patients, likee 13-year-old andrew woodruff who once shared a similar dream as dr. schwtz. he, too, wanted to be an athlete, but when he was didinosed with osteosarcoma doctors had to amputate his leg. >> it's so very comforting to know that someone knows what you
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knowow much pain you feel and what the struggles are. >> i don't know that there's a better pursuit that a person can engage in in their life than giving back in the fashion that dr. schwartz has chosen to give back. >> now with a wife and two children of his own, dr. schwartz is able to save lives at a place that once saved his. >> dr. schwartz was there for ke the biggest part of my life. he really means a lot to me. i mean, he's a part of this fight, and i just wouldld really like to let him know that. >> marlo thomas is the national outreach director for st. jude children's research hospital. marlo, great to see you. >> thank you. >> we should pnt out as we wererealking in our last second about the medal of freedom recipient, you won one last year yourself. >> pretty exciting. >> this is cool, too. you were just telling me that this is not uncommon for a patient tooom back to the hospital. >or us -- we either only place in the world that is studying now children that we
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treated 30, 40, 50 years ago, and what we have them come for an intense couple of days of study and look athem and see where are their lives normal and where are they not normal and we can predict and detect things wrong for their heart, for example, that's undetected at home and send them b bk to their doctors and say please prevent this and prevent a heart attack so the patients jason has today we can help him to -- to do what they are doing, the studies that they are doing on these children to prevent the side issues that many of these had 30, 40, 50 years ago. that's the beauty of having the studies going on at the same time that we're treating. >> have it from start to finish because you keep the patients. the life study program one of the ground breaking things you're doing there. another great story and we'll see more of you this week. >> thanks, willie, nice to see you. >> coming up nene, actor will smith gets personal opening up about his 20-year marriag i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term contl medicine,
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hello. let's toast to a pre-thanksgiving edition of "pop fix." not a year full of celebrity splits, one couple that is still going strong, will smith and jada the pinkett smith. givevet up for love. on monday he revealed the secret behind their 20-year marriage, telling "entertainment tonight" it's all about just not quitting. will went on to say our marriage was the most diffffult, grueling, excruciating thing we've ever taken on in our lives and we're not quitters. jada made headlines, look at that the number, the 494-year-old stunned us all in e semi s ser silver dress at l.a. premiere of "concussion," will's newest film. in the film will smith plays a pathologist who takes on the nfl about the dangers of the sport. he's already getting oscar buzz for the role this. movie is going to make a lot of headlines. one celebrity certainly in the giving spirit this holiday season. last weekend hip-hop a aist fetty whop had that show and
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state mall in new jersey, the best check flay in programies, new jersey. this was all captured on balcony by a lucky shopper so when they asked the queen track rapper he id i got to see m m daughghr today, took her shopping and i was so happy i through 2,000 in the mall. never know who needed it. where was i that day? okay. > kell el cuoco i i dealing with divorce the best which way she knows how by getting inked again. last year the "big bang theory" actress had her wedding day tattooed and now after her divorce she iss regretting that decision and now she's getting her tattoo option, note to self, do not mark your body with any future wedding date, and a a
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writing the meaning behind the ink covered the last one. if you get at tattoo, get your there is nowhere i'd rather be than right here. where all it takes to become part of the family is to sit down, give thanks,
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walmart. new this morning... deere and company tns a big profit -- but worldwide sales and revenues are down. the new deere earnings report just came out this morning. while the company is reporting an operating profit of more than 2-billion dollars for the year...salesre down 20-percent for the year. the 2006 forrcast calls for sales to be down again -- the company blames demand. the roadways are already pretty busy this morning -- because it's the day before thanksgiving. we know there will be extra la enforcement on the rood today. they're looking for speeders and drunk drivers. be safe -- and patient -- if
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now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. light rain begins to track in today with rain likely for thanksgiving. it may be locally heavy, adding up to tracks through thursday afternoon... snowfall amounts t-2", heaviest north and west. dry friday and saturday with a chance of rain and snow again sunday through tuesday. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be you're watching k- w-w-l, we'vee got you covered.
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taking a look at the headlines and warning today from the cdc for people who recently bought rotisserie chicken salad from costco. 19 people in seven states have become sick. five srbs hospital #. two d deloped a typyp of kidney failure. consumers who purchased rotisserie chicken costco on or fore november 20th areeing ininviduals to throw it away. hilton hotels investigate the cyber hacking dating back to november of last year. they colleleed information from hotel restaurants, bars, and stores but not the reservation system.
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owned brands such as hampton inns and suites. they are offering services to those affected by this. and how loneliness can lead to physical illness. researchers at the university of chicago found the stress of being lonely slows the production of white blood cells. lonely people have a reduced ability to fight infection and inflammation. social isolation can raise the risk of premature death by 14%. and take a look at this. on a happier note, the scaffolding is coming dow fbom the rockefeller christmas tree. u see the beautiful swarovski crystal star above it all. and the official lighting december 2nd. if youe not in new york, don't worry you can watch it here on nbc. nene, ape c cck of the forecasas with al roker, who will be at the tree lighting. >> that's right.
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with natalie sting, justin bieberer pent ton eubgs and a lot of other people. the parade, macey's thanksgiving day parade. savannah, matt, yours truly. low clouds, 488 degreeee noon, favorable clouds. 57 degrees. no weather problems for the balloons, floats or any of the performers, which is an task. for today, ififou're traveling through the cascades, salt lake city may have some problems. otherwise, things not too bad. looking at windy conditions. minneapolis may see a little rain and wind. windy conditions through texas shouldn't cause too many problems. they may space out the planes, takeoff and viewing area todada with rain,, locally heavy at times, on thanksgiving day with snow mixing in by evening. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will eventually show wet adways as people hit the roads for their holiday destinations. it is pretty ild out therr this morning... temps are in the mid 30s to low 40s with 50s holing to the southwest... a
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good 10- 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. southerly winds are helping keep temps up, but they are also bringing in plenty of moisture. we e eep the southerly winds today with speeds of 10-20 mph. clouds from the south are low level with higher level clouds tracking in from the west as the cold a > and that is your latest weather. just hours to go before the big thanksgiving feast. thanksgiving feast. as you know, timing is everything. >> yes. >> and thanksgiving dinner a comedy, so we're going to show you how to get everything on the tatae at the same time. mostst imimrtantly, at right temperature with some tips. we have the debutante farmer and professional caterer elizabeth hyskill who brought along her family, scott, mary, lucia and luke all ready to eat. >> and tamron. >> we've adopted her. >> you've adopted tamron, there you go. >> really quickly, you call it stuffing and dressing. >> come on, i'm from mississippi. it is dress. >> there you go. >> and that is the end all be all for drsing. >> the turkey. >> it's been out for about 35 minutes so it's resting. >> y should let it rest. >> absolutely all your juices will be on the cutting board and
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on this count top and on your shoes. don't want, that want it in the turkey. >> while that's resting we went on and cooked our casseroles so that's one way to gett out, 's resting a a casseroles are ready. willie, you'll help me with this. we'll take these over to the table. >> yes, ma'am. >> so you can go ahead and start putting thehe down. that would be the dressing. >> that's the dressing. >> and now we have our green beans. >> you know, you can, absolutely. sometimes i think it can pull a little moisturur from the turkey, but it's so delicious when it comes out, i know, it's wonderful. >> now we've go the our mashed potatoes. remember, the oven space is at at premium so try to remember to do things on the stove top. could have put these in the oven with you would rather keep them up here, that way we've got a little less traffic over in the oven. now we have our mashed potatoes. evevyone's favorite. our gravy is piping hot right now. >> okay. >> willie, don't forget, we can go ahead and take these next. >> bring them next. >> giving you ten one things.
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>> faster, faster, faster. >> now we've got our cranberry sauce and pies. got our hot gravy and that turkey may have cooled down a little bit once we've slice it had and putting piping hot gravy on it so it won't have to worry. >> what about the tradition, the norman rockwell painting of slicing and carving the turkey at table. it's a beautiful and lovely idea, but sometimes, you know, things can go a little bit awry. >> have some gravy for you, folks. >> put some gravy on that. >> i'm going to grabbed the rolls. so funny, i always knew when dinner was ready i could mom scraping the black part off the rolls that we burned. our rolls. rolls? aren't they wonderful. >> okay. now we'll put our rolls in. no, no, letet do okay gravy on top. >> want me to put the gravy on top. that way it warms the turkey up. it may have gotten a little bit chilled while we were fussing. >> guys, how is it?
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>> good. >> dad is notot eating. >>wow. >> this is really like home. >> she's always got that phone, and it's -- put it in the middle of the table. middle of the table, that's it. all eyes on it. >> great place down south where they throw the rolls at you. what is that place? >> lambert's. >> throw it please, willie. they are good catches. >> ho, hey. >> one-handed. >> got to h hg out with this family more often. >> very good. >> i think we're pretty much done. >> and that's -- that honest, as long as you remember if you have guestshat are going to bring something, get them to bring something roooo temperature, something that can already be there or cole. you've got beautiful salads that are wonderful. try to make sure that not everything has to be hot. >> right. >> i always marvelled my mom, ur bururrs and one oven and everything came out on time and hot. i don't know how she did it. >> she's a miracle worker, honestly. >> just as you are. >> thank y so much. >> happy thanksgiving, gugu. >> happy thanksgiving.
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>> everything the right temperatures? >> perfect. >> perfect. >> all right. >> and your dressing is phenomenal. >> there you go. >> that's my favorite. >> there you go. >> tamron goes to provehat there's always a debby downer at every party. no one does it better than former "saturday night live" star rachel. >> just a transition. >> teaming up with fellow alums tina fey and amy poehler in the new [bark] wait up! c'mon! turkey! whoaaaa. who made all of this? let's go! pea! [seams] whoaaaa! weeeee. whoaaaa! peas are the worst. [laugh] nexium 24hr is the new #1 selling frequent heartburn brand in america.
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>> hi, guys. >> you have seniors who are pranking each other for sleeping quarters, is that the deal? >> yes. this is a play called "ripcoco" by david lindsey aubair and i play the daughter of one of these ladies who live in an assisted living facility and they both -- one wants the other one out of room and they start this prank, and they keep messing with each other. it's like a spy versus spy for me in the living facility. >> i love it. yeah. when you're in something like this, got to be kind of fun when you're not on stage kind of in the wings watching what's going on. >> oh, yeah. i mean, it's a super funny play, and it's holland taylor and mary lou burke. a lot of twists and turns.
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it's a fun their 40s, and their parents are selling their childhood home. >> right. >> and decide to have one last big blowout party. imagine that high schoolhouse party but everyone is now in their 40s and people fall into their old roles. i play the woman what that gets too drunk and gets really melancholy in the corner kind of of. >> willie is following you. >> i'm a very happy person, but each little type that you remember from high school appears in their later years, not later, you know what i mean, later on in time. it's funny. written by paula pell who actually wrote debby downer with me, big "snl," written so many iconic scenes. >> one of the iconic heros of "snl." people don't see her on stage and writes so many sketches that we know. >> she's getting more sung, being seen more. she's awesome, yes. >>,it's the holidays so the debby wner, character. do people come up to you this time of the year asking you for the downer? >> people often come up to me
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and say oh, my mom is like that, my boss is like that. everyone seems to know aebby downer. >> sure. >> so it seems to be something that people relate to. one time i was standing on the street corner in new york and i heard two people talking, i don't want to be a debby downer d i so wanted to go hi but i didn't do it. i didn't. >> could have made their day. >> you know people use that term who don't even know where it came fron now. they think it't' just a peopop, do you know the sketch? you kind of like burst this term that's going to last for generations. >> that's my contribution. >> what a contribution. >> something to be thankful for. >> congratatations on play. >> thaha you. >> the film coming up as well. a lot of things happening with rachel. the limited runf "ripcord" ends december 6th so get your tickets now. up next in the thanksgiving spirit, natalie, joy and our team i sure had a lot on my mind when i g out of the hospital after a dvt blood clot. what about my family? my l ll buddy? and what if this happened again?
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ask your doctor if it's right for you. bzzz. hey bumble bee o busy bee. o busy bee. this year let's keep your sanity. come to the store or go online. for all your gifts, you'll be just fine. aw, you're sweet. black friday starts 6pm thursday and all day online at walmarar this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awle. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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sup bud? the best gifts that you want are here. for mom dad and your dear. what about b bter? if that's your dog, then yes him too. hundreds of gifts all from you. he's my cat, i'm a cat person. black friday starts 6pm thursday and all day online at walmart. we're 11 weeks into our 16
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to 16 series where we've challenged three "today" viewers and you at home to lose weight and the get healthy by the new year. for every pound our participant lose "today" will make a donation to feeding america, a network of food banks helping in the fight against hunger in america, and today nutritionist joy bauer has been reaching our team reach their goals and doing an incredible job, i might add. >> and in the spirit of giving this holiday season, natalie and i joined our team 16 to lend a hand in one of the local soup kitchens right here in new york city. >> let's go. let's go. >> you people at home too. got to get going on this. >> 11 weeks ago we met three "today" viewers who were eager to turn their health around, but for mary jean, rochelle and ken this challenge proved to be about a lot more than dropping the pounds. >> every pound they lose "today" will be donating $16 to feeding america. >> for yaars feeding america has dodoted to the all souls friday soup kitchen in norbert. they serve free nutritious meals
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to their neighbors in need and this year our team suited up t help cook and serve too. >> all right, you guys. let's go. >> who wants to do peanut butter. >> one, two, three, four, five, six down, so we've got four trays now and then you do the bread. >> you're not finished until i say you're finished. . >> don't you worry. we're workers. >> okay. >> because some of our guests do not like dressing. >> carol white has tirelessly organized the soup kitchen for the last three years. >> i would imagine that this is probably the most wonderful part of a lot of these people's week, coming here and gathering together a a having sustenance. >> food is food but this is about community. it's about giving them the respect that the sometimes don't get. that's as much a part of our program as feeding them. unfortunately, a lot of our guests don't have family. and thi in fact on friday becomes their family. >> onhe menu, turkey meatloaf,
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sweet potatoes, broccoli, a fresh salad and fruit. >> i'm grateful to be here. it's a very humbling experience to be a part of this cocounity. making food, serving people, has nothing to do with us. >> a lot of energy and love in this kitchen. >> this is not your` average soup kitche children from local schools help t up the tables with linenen table cloths, homemade place mats, real silverware and china and even fresh flowers, all part of the unique restauranttyle dining experience. within a matterr of hours, the church's event hall is transformed into an elegant dining room. >> i'm going to have to grab me another piece of meatloaf. >>ver 50 volunteers help serve and wait on the tables each week. when the doors open to guests, the energy is contagious. >> the guys over here, they treat you well. they treat you like family, a a the f fd is awesome. i'm not going to lie to you. the food is fantastic. >> you got it. >> excellent. >> this is patricia seely's third time eating at soup
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kitchen. she just gotot a n n job and is thankful for a hot meal. >> all the kids and all the volunteers, too. what doeshat do to you when you see everybody pitching in? >> i i makes you feelike you're at home with your family. >> it's about the hospitality and letting us know that there are people who do care. >> really the most wonderful experience. if you would like to donate to the all souls friday soup kitchen logon to today.com. >> what a great place, great job by you and the team and happy thooing thanksgiving, joy. >> good to see you.
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this is "today" on nbc. if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours forower wages, almost all new income
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goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. the spirit of giving is alive and well as our 22nd annual holiday toy drive kicks into gea for the 15th year in a row amazon.com has been our online partner. lori richter is the public
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good to see you. >> thanks for having me. > happy thahasgiving early. >> how do people at home donate to the toy drive? >> so simple. so proud to support the "today" show toy drive, simple to donate, go t today.com or amazon.com and add as many items to your shopping cart and we'll donate that to the charity. >> any rules on how you c c donate? >> 100 products on the "today" show which is list like the fire kids' edition. >> nice. >> donating 2 these tab lelgts in connection w wh this year's toy drive and if anything happens return it to us and we'll we place it no queststns asked. >> them a a trememeous thing.
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the details oa new poll of iowa democrats just came out this morring -- and hillary clinton is still on top. the new quinnipiac poll has hillary clinton leading bernie sanders by nine points...51 to 42. martin o'mallee has just four percent. this is all virtually unchanged from last month's poll. two firemen are hurt responding to a fire.
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it happened last night in linn camper caught fire and spread to a home the people in the house got out safely. one of the people in the trailer is in the hospital recovering from smoke inhalation. an alburnett fireman has a lower leg injury and a central city firemen was treated on the scene after beii bit by a dog. the fire is still under investigation. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. light rain begins to track in heavy, adding up to 1-2" over most of the area. snow will mix in as a cold front tracks through thursday afternoon... snowfall amounts t-2", heaviest north and west. dry friday and saturday with a chance of rain and snow again sunday through tuesday. we'll be backkin 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest news you're watching k- w-w-l, we've
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