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good morning. after a year of campaigning, mitt romney and rick santorum are separated by that slim margin in the iowa caucuses, as ron paul comes in third and fifth place finisher senator rick perry heads back to texas to reassess his campaign. a big ght that could reshape the republican presidential race. we have it all covered including live interviews with mitt romney and ron paul. "today," wednesday, january 4th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today, decision 2012, the results from iowa." captions paid for by nbc-universal television
>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. oh, what a night and oh, what a story. these results mark the closest in the history of the iowa caucus and as a measure of interest, participants turned out in record numbers. >> so tight the results weren't announced until the early morning hours. mitt romney's 30,015 to 30,007, that's just eight votes. it's been a remarkable surge for rick santorum, considering he was posing in single digits a few weeks ago. >> ron paul finished in third. 21%, newt gingrich, rick perry and michele bachmann founding out the field. let us begin with savannah guthrie. good morning.
>> reporter: good morning to you, ann. the first votes cast at this 2012 race, iowa voters provided a photo finish reflecting a divided republican electriorele. romney and rick santorum at one point were within four votes of each ear. an afterthought as one week ago -- >> rk rick santorum! >> reporter: former rick santorum consolidated the support of iowa's social conservatives. >> thank you so much, iowa. >> reporter: promising he would go to distance. >> if we have someone to go out to western pennsylvania and ohio and indiana and wisconsin and iowa and missouri and appeal to the voters left behind by a democratic party that wants to make them dependent instead of valuing their work, we will win this election. we are off to new hampshire.
because the message i shared with you tonight is not an iowa message or an iowa and south carolina message. it is a message that will resonate across this land. >> the next president of the united states. > . >> reporter: mitt romney captured about 25% of the iowa voters, approximately the same he got in 2008. >> we're going to change the white house and get america back on track. on to new hampshire. let's get that job done. come visit us there. we got some work ahead. >> freedom is popular. >> reporter: finish be third, ron paul demonstrated a core of support that continues to make him a factor in the race while one-time front-runner, newt gingrich, griping about the barrage of negative ads that were his undoing in iowa, set a shot across the bough to romney phasing a more aggressive campaign. >> we are not going to go out
and run nasty ads, but i do reserve the right to tell the truth. and if the truth seems negative, that may be more of a comment on his record than it is on politics. >> reporter: texas governor rick perry underperforming, despite investing vast resources here, signals he may drop out. >> i've decided to return to texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race. >> reporter: but for michele bachmann, finishing at the bottom of the pack, the dance goes on for now. >> there will be another occupant in the white house. who knows, maybe even another michele in the white house. >> in some sense there were two surprise winners, sbrick santor, sure, but also mitt romney who spent a fraction of the time and resources he did four years ago and yet ends up at the top of the polls. as for rick santorum, romney
advisers continue to doubt whether or not he will be able to compete as this race goes forward. as one put it to me he basically ran for governor of iowa. they doubt this will resonate going forward. john mccain will endorse mitt romney in new hampshire today. >> savannah, normally when we talk about a vote separated by just eight people we talk instant recount. explain to our viewers why that's not the case out there. >> reporter: there's no provision in iowa law in this caucus setting for an automatic recount, even for a vote as close as this. as a practical matter it would be impossible. a lot of votes came on slips of paper in caucus precincts, impossible to track, impossible to do a recount even if the law provided for one. >> savannah guthrie in iowa, thank you very much. mitt romney is with us now from des moines, fresh off his narrow victory in iowa. governor, good morning, nice to see you. >> thanks, matt, good to be with you. >> you didn't spend an awful lot
of time in iowa, not until the late going. did you exceed expectations or more disappointed you didn't walk out of the state with a decisive victory. >> i'm delighted. a few weeks ago we were behind in the polls, able to do pretty darned well last night and i've been building a national campaign and making campaign appearances in states coming up down the road. i want to make sure this is not just a one state send-off but instead we're able to get the delegates we need to get the nomination so it's a long road ahead. i'm hoping to do well but it felt very, very good last night when the final numbers came in. >> you came in second in iowa, back in 2008, you've been campaigning for four more years and walk out of the state with just 66 more votes than you got in 2008 and here comes that number again, governor romney, 25%, you can't seem to break it. i'm a golfer. i equate it to a good golfer who can't seem to break 80.
is it frustrating to you? >> no, we've got a field of seven viable candidates right now so it's just mathematically almost impossible to do a lot better than that. i look back to 1980 as well. ronald reagan got 29% of the votes and ultimately he was able to become our nominee. it's going to narrow down and when we get down to a smaller number of candidates, somebody's going to get the 50.1% they need to be the nominee. >> you congratulated rick rick santorum because of his strong support. because of the support he's receiving, 25% in the state he does shine a spotlight on what political observers say is your achilles heel, the conservative voters are not completely comfortable with your record as a conservative. how do you convince them down the road you are a guy who can uphold their conservative principles? >> well i think people are going to take a look at my record. they'll also remember i ran for president four years ago and mike huckabee and i were the two
conservatives battling in the race and take a look at my book and the believes i have. people get judged by their entire life experience. i understand that and i know there will be a lot of attacks. i got a pretty big target on myself, i got broad shoulders. if people support me, that would be great, if they don't that's all right as well. >> congress ron paul, 21.4% of the support in iowa. what impact does he have on the race as you move to new hampshire and beyond? >> i think ron paul continues to have a strong message. he indicates he's got more than just a 10% group following him. a number of folks who were drawn by his convictions. look, i vehemently disagree with his foreign policy prescriptions but understand that some people have a different view and i'll look forward to carrying our message down the road. i can't tell exactly how it's going to work out but now you've
got three people battling for the top spot. >> newt gingrich "he's not telling the american people the truth. it's just like his pretense that he's a conservative. i think he ought to be honest to the american people and try to win as the real mitt romney." he plans to stay in the race almost as a front line blocker to help separate the vote and support between you and rick rick santorum. how do you respond to that? >> you know, i understand the speaker is pretty disappointed. he was well in the lead nationally and way in the lead here in iowa, and finished in fourth spot and i can understand that disappointment and i also understand he'll get out there and make his case and that's right and he's a strong person. i wish him well and i wish
calista well. >> mitt romney, governor, congratulations on your win last night. >> thanks, matt, good to be with you. >> nine minutes after the hour, here's ann. >> matt, thank you. representative ron paul, good morning and welcome. >> good morning. thank you. >> first, congratulations on finishing in the money in third place. but let me ask you this, you had the biggest organization. you had the biggest support of voters under 40 years old and "the des moines register" had a poll that said you, not rick rick santorum, would be neck and neck, just 72 hours before the caucuses so are you a little disappointed about finishing third? >> you always can do better, inspires our people to do better. if you put the other two together we were in second place. they were tied for first. no, i think it's doing very well to be in the money, and getting
an opportunity to go in to the show. >> some might say the story of the iowa caucuses conservatives have a candidate in rick santorum. given his surge i wondered what you think about his potential in this race. >> well, you know, last night when i gave my talk, i tried to once again explain the difference between my conservatism and neoconservatism, because i'm conservative across the board on economic matters and personal matters. conservatives aren't supposed to believe in big government, aren't supposed to regulate your private life. why is it conservatives think the more money you spend overseas the more conservative you are. the american people are waking up to this. they're realizing fighting the wars and spending money overseas and foreign aid and neglecting our own border and people back at home is not conservative, so i don't think it adds to our national defense.
so i see that that is a difference, that's the big difference is that if you're going to be conservative, you're supposed to follow the constitution and always limit the power and the scope of the federal government. >> let me ask you about this because a lot of republicans, the majority of republicans say defeating barack obama is a top issue for them and who they vote for and on the stump you've been talking about a "political revolution to change ideas." you've been asked whether or not you see yourself in the oval office. you've said "not really." are you really going after the presidency or are you trying to send a message about this race? >> well, i think the quote you're using was taken a little bit out of context because obviously i'm running on issues which are very important but the best way to promote your issues is to win elections. that's the most important. as far as taking on barack obama, if you look at the independent vote last night i bet you i probably did the very best there. if you look to bringing new people n the frustrated, new
england people that obama had, you have to look at my campaign. that's where the enthusiasm is, so i would say the republicans are going to be very neglectful if they say oh, you don't need independents, you don't need the young people. that's where the excitement is, and that's where the changes are coming about, and that's how you would have to beat obama, so i think there were some very encouraging statistics. besides, if you took my votes and spread them in half, one-half conservative and the other moderate because they need a different approach to personal expenditures and foreign expenditures. >> that said, your policies, your non-intervention foreign policy, your support for drug legalization has you way outside the republican main stream and i think it has a lot of people asking whether or not you are electable. so on this question, what is your answer? >> well, the whole thing is,
some current republicans and neoconservatives like to do things differently but republican tradition was always for less government and you know, positions you've taken, i include eisenhower and robert taft and actually i quote president george w. bush on his foreign policy of the year 2000 so to me it isn't out of mainstream. people won with what i'm saying and now that we're bankrupt it's very appealing. 75% of the american people are tired of the war in afghanistan, and so this is one thing. i think it's misconstrued to think that i don't want to deal with the world, because i do. i want to deal with it in a different fashion. i don't want to threaten and and occupy countries and lob missiles on countries. i want to deal with it in a different away. i fear this aggressed approach and this careless approach into trying to force other peoples to do our will, i think our job is
to take care of ourselves and defend this country. >> on that note we have to leave it. congressman ron paul, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> you're welcome. >> it is now 7:14, here's matt. nbc's david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" is in des moines and chief white house correspondent chuck todd already on the ground in new hampshire. that prime summary next tuesday. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> david, governor romney seems pleased but it does shine the spotlight on the achilles heel for romney, the conservatives are not comfortable with his stance on core conservative issues. how big a problem is it? >> savannah said it, the voters who count are not ready to anoint a front-runner just yet, and that's where we are. you can look at the national polls and say yeah, mitt romney the front-runner, but he's fragile at that. rick rick santorum's pitch here
in iowa, vote with your heart, not your head. if you take the combined number of santorum and paul that's what you have. the economy was the issue in iowa, yet 40% of the supporters voted for him with reservation so you have an alternative to romney that's emerged in this race, that said, romney did edge out a victory here. if he wins in new hampshire, matt, no republican's ever done so there's a march toward northwestability that's still possible. >> chuck, that leads me to you. rick santorum comes to that state with momentum. can he overcome boots on the ground? >> in a short one-week time it could because santorum has two new unlikely allies, one is newt gingrich who we saw promised to basically spend the entire week attacking mitt romney and then there's jon huntsman who basically moved to new hampshire. this is it for him, do or die. you have huntsman hitting romney on the left, newt gingrich
hitting romney on the right, so it gives an opening to santorum, and we've seen before parts of western pennsylvania and parts of new hampshire are very similar, this could actually be a fairly comfortable place for him and santorum loves to say as everybody wants to mock the fact he'd been in iowa so much, he spent the second most amount of time in new hampshire more than mitt romney, matt. >> david, let me go back to you. rick perry's gone back to texas, he says to reassess his campaign. michele bachmann while finishing last says she's still in the race. are they for all intents and purposes done? >> how is michele bachmann going to raise the money and rick perry, if he goes forward, he just simply never got off the mark. >> ron paul, the impact you see in the race in the primaries to come? >> he's not going to get out of
this race, that's basically the impact but it's hard to imagine he did better than he did last night. the libertarian wing of the party is smaller than what he got, and there's no other states really that he can go to where you can get the same-day voter registration, get democrats to show up and all those things, so i think you're going to start seeing paul slowly fade as these primaries march on. >> chuck todd and david gregory, guy, thank you as always. meanwhile, what does donald trump think about this? of course he's considered his own presidential run. he'll join us in a little bit. >> that should be interesting. for now a top of the news stories from natalie. >> good morning, everyone. a possible motive this morning following the wave of arson attacks in los angeles. nbc's mike taibbi is there with what police say might have caused the suspect to snap. good morning. >> reporter: arson suspect harry burkhart sat in jail and his mother in a nearby courtroom for
fraud and embezzlement charges against her four years ago. people say it was her likely extra that set him up. when harry was arrested he reportedly shouted "i hate america." it was his mother's impending extradition on criminal charges she faces out in germany blurted out "where's my son in he's mentally ill." her son is the lone suspect in some 52 car fires over four nights. it's possible to say he revealed his anger and made himself memorable during his mother's first court hearing last week. >> entered the courtroom and made quite a disturbance. there was a lot of cursing in english, words that i won't repeat here. he was detained momentarily by court security personnel. >> reporter: within a day the arson rampage began.
then on sunday the surveillance video was released showing the possible suspect along with the description of his van and other personal details. hours later with more fires raging, a lawyer volunteering as a reserve deputy sheriff, dubbed a citizen hero, recognized the van and the driver. >> as i pulled next to him and shined my spotlight in the car, i saw a male, wide receding line and short pony tail and that was, you know, big key. >> reporter: and the big relief to a whole city, not one more car fire since the arrest. burkhart, like his mother s in this country legally as a german citizen, too, apparently living in l.a. for about a year, and later today he'll face his own first open court hearing in his arson case. >> mike taibbi in los angeles, thank you. tragic, new details reveal what sparked that christmas morning fire that killed three young girls and their grandparents in stanford,
connecticut. smoldering ambers were removed from the fireplace because the girls were worried about santa coming out of the chimney. the embers were placed in a bag outside without being dsed in water and winds carried them back to the house. authorities are also investigating if borcina had permits to renovate the house as neither he nor his company were registered in connecticut. mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning. today they'll be watching the auto sales, 2011 expected it to be the best industry since 2008. global catastrophes including the japanese tsunami stribting to a record$105 million in loss for statistics out there when the markets start the trading year with a gain as they did yesterday they finished the year with a gain over 64% of the
time. natalie back to you. >> let's hope that statistic holds true. mary thompson, thank you. what do babies dream about? new mom adele in finland noticed her baby girl mila was a star sleeper so she started staging the whimsical scenes and posted the pictures on her blog for her family. the pictures have gotten millions of views online. she published a picture book out this week. adele said the international had so many negative things -- love that -- she wanted to put beautiful things on the web. she's pregnant with her second so you can expect perhaps two. >> how do you find the time to do that? applause for her. >> maybe a lot in the beginning, not so much ever. >> mr. roker? >> that is terrific. we've got cold air to talk about in the northeast, man, 13
degrees outside our studio. as we can show you on the satellite there's not much going on. we'll talk about the cold in the east in a little bit. >> good morning.ing on in the it is still a cold start on this wednesday. we will start out with sunshine. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? coming up, new details on the murder mystery at queen elizabeth's sandringham estate. but first this is "today" on nbc.
just ahead, dr. oz's advice for sticking to your weight loss >> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. another shooting in baltimore city, this one just before 11:00. police responded to reports of shots fired in west baltimore. the 63-year-old victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the face with eight small shotgun pellet. let's get a check on the morning commute.
>> a few problem spots, but nothing to major to talk about. another at a arundel mills and dorsey in anne arundel county. lutherville-timonium area, a crash with the spillage on the roads. we have a couple of slow spots. 45 miles per hour at perring parkway. no long delays to talk about. we will give you a live look outside and baltimore national pike. we will give you a live view of 95 and at 100. earlier accident cleared and looks like traffic is moving fine. >> if you are just picking out the window and you see the beautiful sunrise, it is called out there. temperatures are in the teens.
wind chills in the single digits. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. clouts come in this afternoon. high temperatures between 30 and 35 degrees. we will drop 10 degrees tomorrow. how about 50 on friday. average high is 42. 52 on saturday. 52 on saturday. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
dunkin' sausage pancake bites, delicious like mom's, only easier to carry -- get three for $1.59. 7:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's the fourth day of january, 2012, the coldest mor esest more season in the northeast, 13 degrees in manhattan so all of these people get gold stars for hanging out in rockefeller plaza this morning. inside a warm and toasty and i suppose guilt-ridden studio 1a, i'm ann curry, alongside mr. matt lauer, who is not feeling guilty at all. this is a strange story, body of a young woman found in a public area of the queen sandringham estate. it's being treated as a murder investigation. police are combing through cold cases across that country.
we'll get the latest in a live report. also ahead, need help with your resolution to lose weight? you're in luck because we have none other than dr. oz here with his abcs on how to stay on track in 2012, including why it's important to eat in reverse. he's going to explain all that coming up. later on, donald trump will be here to introduce the new competitors said to square off on the new season of "celebrity apprentice" a huge, interesting group and we'll also get his take on the iowa caucuses and ask him about his own political future which seems to be an ongoing subject. >> that's a lucky opportunity. let's begin with the investigation into the shooting deaths of four people on new year's day in the san diego suburb of coronado. two of the victims were navy pilots. nbc's george lewis has details for us. george, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. law enforcement officials may have more to say on the shooting
deaths of the four inside this condo. two of the dead were 25-year-old navy pilot david reese and 24-year-old sister karen. she was a former college volleyball player who worked at a supermarket and coached high schoolers. >> she embodied exactly what i wanted my daughters to be around, which is somebody who was strong in their faith and just honest and caring and gentle. >> reporter: the killings took places in a rented condominium that david reese shared with navy pilot john reeves who was away. >> f-13 pilots are the best of the best and this is a tragedy that we would lose a young man like that. >> reporter: police did not identify the fourth victim, said one of the males was found in the doorway shot multiple times. the rest of the victims inside the condo. investigators are not saying what may have been the motive for the shootings.
at the home of david and karen reese's parents in bakersfield, california, friends left flowers and other remembrances. >> i can't believe something like that happened to that family. >> what can you say? to lose your children, that's not supposed to happen. >> reporter: david, shown here in video from seven years ago, was remembered as the eagle scout who helped landscape a local food bank. >> we took out the weeds, putting in a bunch of plants just to make it look nicer. >> reporter: a couple of exemplary young people, not the kind you'd expect to be killed in this sort of violent incident. >> david and karen were best buddies. what could i say? they were both really nice kids. >> reporter: an incident that has left their friends and their family utterly devastated. and left this community looking for answers, the questikey ques who was responsible for the four killings that have left people shaken.
>> george lewis, thanks. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. al. i'm glad you're inside because it's cold out there. >> savannah lake 14 degrees below zero, 11 in pittsburgh, 18 in d.c., charlotte 19 and look at how far down the cold temperature extend. it's currently 23 in atlanta. jacksonville 25, record lows possible. 43 right now in miami. afternoon temperatures the jet stream dips way down to the south here in the east, that's why it's so cold. out west we're looking at some record highs as temperatures climb up into the 50s and 60s in the northern plains. that's what's going on in the country. here's what's happening in your >> good morning. a cold start for us. temperatures will be about 10 degrees above average. high t
>> and don't forget if you want to keep track of that weather 24/7, go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com. the murder mystery unfolding in britain at the sandringham estate of queen elizabeth ii. a woman's body was found in the public area. michelle kosinski is there with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt, this young woman's body was found less than two miles from the queen's home here. the palace has not commented. the police revealed very few details. they had an autopsy done on the remains yesterday but still aren't saying why they believe exactly this was murder.
wrapping up her long holiday weekend, the queen went for a ride on horseback, through the grounds of her beloved sandringham estate, where the whole family, including the newest princess, catherine, spent christmas together but that same night, the queen and husband prince philip, recovering here from minor heart surgery, got some most disturbing news. from police. >> a member of the public had been walking their dog in the area and had found the body of a female in a wooded area. >> reporter: the body of a young woman, found on the grounds of their estate about a mile and a half from their main residence, and police are calling this murder. >> and what do you no he about what's happened to her? >> very little at this time. >> reporter: sandringham, though, is enormous, more than 19,000 acres of sprawling countryside north of london, including little towns, farms, woods, a 500-acre park with foot paths, which is accessible to
the public. it's been a favorite retreat of the royal family since queen victoria and where many of its members have come to peacefully spend the end of their lives. queen victoria's grandson, heir to the throne, died of illness here as did queen elizabeth ii's grandfather portrayed in "the king's speech" movie. this place where elizabeth relished the outdoors growing up. princess diana was born at a house on the estate. now the public watches a murder mystery unfold on royal land, stunning here, the police delve into cold case files and a muddy underbrush for clues, while the queen remains in residence. so what do we know up to now about this victim? she was young, her body here between one and four months and police say the autopsy reveals
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resolution to loss weight. dr. mehmet oz is here has a special diet plan he says will work for everyone. >> good morning, happy new year. >> first the resolutions some 60% of americans feel once they make a resolution, that is will fail. so what is your best advice on keeping your resolution? >> first off don't beat yourself up. the real sit 45% of people are still doing their new year's resolution into the summertime, but you got to make the right resolutions. if you make them smartly the chance of succeeding is ten times greater. >> you want to make them realistic and you say your abcs are a, write it down, b, declare is publicly. c, arrange your environment to help, and d, track your progress. in other words, you have to be all in. >> got to be all in and you're not planning to fail but you fail to plan, so everything falls apart. let me touch on the last two issues a little bit. if you don't make your environment a little different than what it is right now you're not going to succeed.
you want to change the environment, arranging it different will help to you get there. on todayshow.com we have tools to make you head in the right direction. >> just recently "u.s. news & world report" came out with their second annual best diets ranking and included easiest to follow, we have a graphic listing the top three. the key to finding a diet that's easy to follow, how key is that? >> this is an important study, the top one is weight watchers. we have a big program on "dr. oz show" called transformation nation, giving $1 million to someone who can transform their lives. we picked weight watchers because they had a system. we talked about the basic goals, publicly declared they're doing the right thing, smart about the tools they give you. you don't have to use that, any one you want but follow the basic rules. the problem with fad diets, they violate the biology of blubber.
your body can't do what it needs to do. doesn't matter if you're filing this or that program. it makes cogent sense to your body. >> you mention your relationship with weight watchers. you've got three big tips you swear by. number one, eat in reverse. explain. >> a lot of folks recognize that breakfast is essential to losing weight but they don't like breakfast, don't have time for breakfast. put your hand up, ann. >> i don't want to eat breakfast. >> eat your biggest meal for breakfast and focus more on that than dinner. of course you can have the classic american breakfast, two eggs and whole grain bread. this is a great breakfast because the protein satiates you but you can have a salad that you have for dinner, have it for breakfast. >> that will help you lose weight because you'll not snack or overeat later on? >> the most important thing is make sure your hormones are cooperating with you.
you cannot beat the biology of blubber. you got to nudge it in the right direction. these foods will take you there effortlessly and it's got to be easy. if you like dinner foods, have dinner foods for breakfast. they still work. >> second, never let yourself feel hungry. you're saying it's okay to snack so show us a cup. >> i love walnuts but i love them soaked in water. >> that's persian, by the way. >> turkish is my background as well. >> makes it less bit per. >> very good. no one ever recognized that. >> because i've been to iran. >> makes it less bitter and also in theory allows the seeds to germinate which has theoretical benefits but soaking it in water, half hour, 45 minutes allows it to soften up. it's also a great snack. you can keep it at your desk. these are gigi crackers, tough to chew but put peanut butter and a great fiber for you. >> fiber. >> might be a little flakiness
but it will fill you up. >> drink caffeine. it seems counter intuitive. won't that cause the dip in energy people say you should not have? >> too much caffeine causes fluctuati fluctuations. don't have soft drinks. i like green tea it has a quarter of the caffeine of a typical coffee or dark tea, it's younger tea and for that reason hasn't been oxidized. rich flavenoids give you energy and helps you lose weight. this is real sugar, not artificial sweeteners. 20 calories, worth the investment. make it taste for you. if you love it, you'll do it. >> dr. oz a pleasure to have you here. make it a habit, get up early, get used to it. nice to have you "the dr. oz show" airs every weekday, check your local listings for times. coming up next, salma hayek receives one you have the biggest honors in france and some people are not happy about that. we'll explain why, right after this. [ female announcer ] what makes smoothness last?
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we're back at 7:50 with a new honor for actraes salma hay yek and has some critics stirring. tamron hall is here to explain. >> good morning, matt. salma hayek has been named night of the legion. while she's not the only recipient she's drawing the most attention. at the cannes film festival in the south of france, salma hayek was a red carpet favorite, there to promote her film "puss n
boots" with antonio banderas. now she is receiving one of france's biggest honors from french president nicolas sarkozy being named a night of the legion of honor for her work as actor, director, producer and active member of charitable foundations. >> here it is, this pretty little medal. >> elaine charlino is a former recipient. >> napoleon created it to honor those who had done service for the french state but often given as a political award to friends of those in government. >> reporter: salma hayek is married to a french billionaire who is friend to knick cass sarkozy and hayek's father-in-law among the honoris as well, receiving title of grand legion of honor. >> some people think it's a joke
because the french bone bons. >> reporter: one critic posted this translation "napoleon must be turning over in his grave." >> this honor is not just for french citizens, it's awarded to anyone with international standing. >> reporter: that includes robert de niro, robert redford and clint eastwood, all past recipients, making salma hayek one of many celebrity honorees. >> great actress and married to one of the most important men who happens to be friends with the president. >> there are five levels to the legion of honor, with the five being the highest. salma hayek will receive the level one honor. we reached out to salma's representatives for comment but did not hear back. matt and ann.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is kim dacey and traffic pulse 11. >> we have a couple of problem spots out there. delays are the big story. wyndal mills and dorsey road in anne arundel county. delays in the northeast corner, south at 22 miles per hour. other days around the area. 19 minutes all the way down the outer loop west side of the beltway. 95 southbound between the harbor tunnel and the south side, 8 minutes there. we will give you a live look
outside at the west side delays. you can see some of the delays in the distance. from time to time, it backs down. watch out for those delays on the west side. harford road, you can see those delays on the outer loop, backing down from harford to charles street. tony has a check on the forecast. >> very cold start on this wednesday morning. temperatures managed to dip into the teens. a the above agrees causing the wind chills to drop into single digits. -- little bit of a breeze causing wind chills to drop into single digits. increasing clouds. mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. even a chance for snow flurries this evening into tonight. dry during the day, obviously cold. it will warm up during the next few days. it will make it up to 43. 50 on friday. 52 on saturday. there will be a chance for rain over the weekend. another storm system will come
8:00 now on a wednesday morning, it's the 4th day of january, 2012. it is chilly here. as a matter of fact it is so cold i am convinced our thermometer has broken. >> yeah. >> that thing says 39 up on the building. >> jack benny thermometer. >> it is 13 degrees here in new york city. somebody held a match under that thing. you saw the tree behind us just a second ago, just a reminder if you want to catch a glimpse of that do it quickly. it comes down this coming weekend. meanwhile out on the plaza i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. donald trump is in our studio now. coming up his takes on the results of the iowa caucuses
last night and also talk about his political future, if there is one, and then he's here for another reason to unveil the contestants in the new season of "the celebrity apprentice." it's an interesting group of contestants, you have victoria gotti, clay aiken, former miss universe. >> if you pulled your money out of the stock market is it time to jump back in? we'll get expert advice from jeanne chatzky. experts are optimistic about wall street in 2012 so we'll give you five reasons to think about it. what's next for the 15-year-old who managed to now become the youngest person to climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. wow! he is going to be here to tell us about it. >> our crack maintenance staff, we have fixed the thermometer, 13 degrees up there. which will tell you it really has no meaning at all. we just type in whatever number we want to put in there.
>> that's the thermometer. >> it actually did that to you last week. >> you thought i was crazy. >> i still think you're crazy. >> that's another story. it moved like ten degrees in two minutes. anyway, let us move on. natalie is standing by at the news desk with a check of the headlines. >> good morning, matt, ann and al and good morning, everyone. the results from the iowa caucuses couldn't have been more dramatic. mitt romney declared the winner with eight votes over a surging rick santorum. ron paul and newt gingrich finishing third and fourth vow to move on. rick perry will be going back to texas to decide his chances. >> i want to get the delegates we need to get the nominations so it's a long road ahead. i'm hoping to do well but it
felt very, very good last night when the final numbers came in. >> meantime president obama is promoting his economic policies today in the key swing state of ohio. police say a new york city man has confessed to a string of firebombing attacks on new year's day. ray lazier lengend was arrested on several accounts of arson, corner stores, islamic center and several homes. police say the so-called bonnie and clyde killers gave up tuesday without a fight. logan mcfarland and angela marie hill were arrested in the northern nevada desert where police say they crashed their stolen car on saturday. officials say the pair shot and killed an elderly couple during a robbery last week in utah, then wounded a woman during an attempted carjacking in nevada. and now for a look at "what's trending today" a roundup of what has you talking online, a story we brought you earlier has made salma hayek the
top search. she was knighted by nicolas sarkozy. it's caused quite a stir in france where some feel hayek's selection belittles the award. starbucks is hiking prices on some drinks in the northeast and sunbelt region. the 1% increase works out to about ten cents on a tall coffee. starbucks says it has to offset rising prices for ingredients. and people are fired up on the "today" show's facebook page over the intentional destruction of wedding gowns last week. a minnesota dress shop that went out of business had employees spray paint the gowns including a $6,000 vera wang gown before tossing them into the dumpster. the shop says it has donated quality gowns to charity in the past but does not donate cresses damaged or soiled. 8:04, back outside to al with a check of the weather.
>> thank you so much, natalie. got some friends here from winnipeg. this is a spring day, right? >> this is wonderful, al. >> and what's your name, young man? >> andrew. >> where are you from? >> winnipeg. >> where in winnipeg? >> manitoba. >> there's a winnipeg, the bombers, very nice. there you go. let's say mellow to our friends to the north and everybody else and show you, it is brisk out. our pick city of the day, manhattan, sunshine, followed by increasing clouds, a high of 27, we're looking at a lot of snoursz through the great lakes, record highs out west, some afternoon showers and wind move into the pacific northwest. we've got plenty of sunshine along the mid-atlantic coast but it is going to be cold, nice and mild, texas on into the mid plains. that's what's going on in the country. >> good morning.ppening y. it is still a cold start on this
wednesday. we will start out with sunshine. >> that's your latest weather. hi to our paul sean siegel back from a car accident. we like to call him sean of the dead. good to see you. back over to ann. >> sean is fantastic. we're glad to have him back! coming up next, guess who is in the house? we've got donald trump, with "celebrity apprentice" and weighing in on the iowa caucuses after this. ♪ ♪
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competitors, first reaction to the result to the iowa caucuses held last night. welcome back. >> thank you. >> you have said as recently as monday you would run as a third party candidate if the republican party doesn't choose the right candidate. so if you look at the results last night, you've got mitt romney, ron paul and rick santorum coming out with momentum. is the right candidate in that group? >> well, i don't want to get into that because i'll be making a statement about it, but i was impressed with certain things, certainly santorum, he never gave up, it was amazing, a few weeks ago he was at 1% and all of a sudden he does so well. mitt romney did great because he wasn't expected to do very well in iowa and he actually won it and he got 25%. he has to go higher. he has to start breaking the 25% level. he's got to go up. he's got to get into the 50s and 60s and i think obama is looking and saying wait a minute, what's going on over here, and then ron paul i just don't think that's going to happen. >> i'm not going let you get
away with that "i'm not going to comment because i'm making a stateme statement." based on what you saw last night are you feeling better or worse? >> i'd like to see more enthusiasm, like to see somebody breaking away from the pack. nobody is breaking away from the pack. you had three people that are almost the same. you really have to break away. ronald reagan broke away from the pack. >> could you throw your support behind mitt romney or rick santorum? >> i'm going to be making that segment over the next couple of weeks. >> are you still getting people urging you to run? >> yes. >> we've known each other a long time so i'm going to be blunt with you. the only person i hear talking about a donald trump run for the presidency right now is donald trump. who is urging you? >> there are millions of people, they filed something in texas but there are millions of people that are tired of seeing this country ripped off by china, by opec, by every nation that does business and i have a following of millions of people. that's why every one of these candidates that you're talking about, they come up to trump tower, they want my -- they don't want my money, they want my endorsement because i represent millions of people. >> will you say at this moment it is unlikely that you will
run? >> i would rather endorse somebody and have that somebody beat barack obama, because he has been a terrible president. >> and at some point you've got to disconnect these two distinctly different sides of your lives. >> that is correct. >> you've got to disconnect the reality show side and the political aspiration side so these things don't muddy the waters anymore. >> right now because of "the apprentice" which is why we're here this morning, i'm not allowed to run until the show terminates, the final episode is in may. >> let's talk about the show, what season is this? >> 12. >> season -- >> seven years, 12 seasons. a long time. >> we've got some of the contestants for this year's "celebrity apprentice" in the studio. we're joined first of all by pop star clay aiken. nice to see you. >> we have the indy legend michael andretti. >> hello, michael. >> we have the star one of the stars of "real housewives of new
jersey" teresa giudice. >> victoria gotti. friend of mine and yours. >> lisa canelli. >> former miss universe, diana men dough zugh men denoza. >> and rock star dean snyder. >> and paul howz. >> tia krp carrer, lieu ferrigno, debbie gibson, are seen yo hall, and aubry o'day, supermodel cheryl tiegs and actress and model patricia velasquez. you have a 6% chance of winning based on those numbers. who is going to win? >> we all will! >> we all want it. >> everybody's excited.
i'm super excited, but we are all winners. >> you've already taped a few episodes, right? has anyone surprised you? does one person come in with one kind of reputation and jump out right off the bat as someone that's going to shake things up? >> clay aiken. >> lisa's got this reputation as being nasty, and she's actually really nasty. >> he's right, he's right, he's right. >> it seems if you look at history, you've got to reach in and find a certain side of your personality to have a chance at this, and it is the ultimate competitive take no prisoners side. so when you look, is there someone here that immediately jumps out as having that side? >> clay. >> you're going to stick with clay. is he a favorite? >> he's my mine. >> i'm not taking --
>> i think, matt, what you just said is so precise and i think we were all surprised because, having been in corporate america most of my life, since my teens, you think that this is probably two-thirds of that. it's not. it's you have to really -- you see sides of people that you didn't see when you were getting to know each other for three days. all of a sudden it's like to take no prisoners, you can't imagine. it's really, it gets -- >> victoria, you've been on the show in the past. >> yes. >> donald, how do you say "you're fired" to victoria gotti. >> i always said that was a difficult one. >> how do you get away with that. >> i know exactly what you mean. she's very competitive. the truth is they're all competitive. this is the largest cast we've ever had, the longest show, they added three episodes. you know why, right? >> why? >> ratings. >> i thought so you could drag out theolitical season a little longer. you guys are all playing for charity. i think we should mention that so people realize this goes to a
good cause. paul? >> make-a-wish. >> march of dimes. >> datina commission. >> health crisis. >> racing for cancer. >> nescare foundation. >> abc foundation. >> a lot of money has been raised over the years. >> what do you see as you look at the group. what surprises you? what jumps out? >> highly competitive and we're shooting it right now and some of the folks, i won't mention exactly who because i think it would be inappropriate but some of the folks are incredible and very, very competitive, highly xettiv competitive, wouldn't you say? >> are there teams, bonds? >> men versus women, there's nothing like it. it's always men versus women and this works the best and bonds have been formed and teams are switched. we have some very competitive people and really smart people. >> i just want to get a sense of how far you're willing to go to win this thing.
by a show of hands, how many of you think donald trump would be a good president? >> absolutely. >> oh, my gosh. >> call china right now. >> i think he'd be a great husband. >> you're smiling. >> i have to smile at her. >> guys, good luck. >> thank you very much. >> donald, good to have you back. see you real soon. catch the is hesan premiere of "the celebrity apprentice" february 12th, at 9:00 p.m. on nbc. the youngest person to climb the tallest mountains on all seven continents. we'll talk to him but first these messages. when sugar plums appear, temptation's all around. donuts, cakes and pies, they've got a gift for me, i wish that i could take it back, but there is no receipt.
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>> christmas eve he climbed the 16,000 feet in antarctica, the highest point at the bottom of the earth. >> i love you. >> it is also the last climb on the dream of scaling the seven highest summits on seven continents, eight climbs in all. he covered different definitions of the australian continent. romero is 15 years old, the youngest person to accomplish the seven on seven challenge. like most big ideas, romero had his critics, many thought he was too young to deal with extreme elements and deadly consequences of high altitude expedition. guided by his dad and stepmom he made it in less time than it takes to get through elementary school. on top of denali at 11, on top
of everest and the world at just 13. >> it was the best view you can get anywhere in the world. >> now less than half way through his teens he must face a new dream to chase. this one is already in the books. jordan joins us along with his dad, paul romero and stepmom karen lundgren. good morning to you guys. >> good morning, great to be back. >> great to have you back. what a christmas present this must have been for you to be up there, finally making your dream come true. what was that moment after all, six years, you started when you were 9. what was the moment like for you? >> after working for six hard years and then to be staying on the summit of mt. vinson christmas eve in antarctica, the most beautiful place i've ever been to, i'm sure they could agree as well but to be with them on the top together and knowing we completed it was an amazing feeling. >> to have a 15-year-old talking about wanting to be with his
parents and you're smiling. they were clearly on that tape these wonderful moments that you were able to share together. i mean, paul, you're shaking your head. what is your statakeaway? >> i'm still numb at it, proudest father and stepmom to have a 15-year-old son who has aspirations and goals and stays fixed on them. a lot of kids have goals and take 90-degree or 180-degree turns and he stays fixated on them. >> there were times, i read about them, you were saying i want to quit this thing. i don't want to keep doing this thing, and you parents kept encouraging him to get back on track, when those times happened. >> it's a fine line. >> how did you know to keep pushing him when you understand clearly from your own experience -- >> it's a fine line for a parent to work with a kid and push them just hard enough to do something great, you know, and to feel good about it, but don't push
them into doing something they don't want to do. >> was it luck or skill that protected you. >> trial and error. >> kilimanjaro, didn't get to the top. >> people that know us, we live in big bear, california and we live and eat this stuff. this isn't a weekend sport and recreation, we'll take a road trip. we eat and breathe it. it's our lifestyle so we do our homework and our track record shows that. >> so this is your lifestyle and what's next? are you going to chill for a while, learn how to play some video games? are you now going to start -- whoa i saw that finger. you were like this. >> no. >> are you going to set new goals? >> yeah, there will be more goals, there will be more goals in the future. i'm looking at the south pole in the future. >> oh. >> but right now i'm just going to be living, you know, kicking it back, not kicking it back but just taking time, probably take some time skiing as well and just kind of settle it. but my main goal is to still
keep inspiring kids and i want kids to be fired on goal setting, and to find their own everest. >> find your own everest, you want to inspire young people to figure out what their goals are. >> yeah, not to climb mt. everest but of course to set goals in life, and to be driven to know that anything is possible. >> anything is possible. that's your takeaway. >> um-hum. >> that's the bottom line. you want other people to realize that anything is possible, no matter how impossible it seems. >> teamwork, this is a team here. we did it together as a family. it's not all just about me. we're the first family to climb these seven summits. >> wow. i don't know what to say to you guys. you're absolutely right, what a legacy and for you and for you and thank you so much, all three of you, for being here this morning. you made us all small. >> it was an honor. >> it was my honor. coming up, five reasons why you should dive back into the stock market.
>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's get a final check of the morning commute with traffic pulse 11 and kim dacey. >> one problem spot to talk about, southbound 95 at the fort mchenry. left lane of right to is blocked for a disabled vehicle there. possible delays in that area as well. left side, 19 minutes. seven minutes i-95 southbound between the harbor tunnel and beltway on the south side. nothing major to talk about.
baltimore national pike, outer loop is backing down just a bit from our camera. switching over to a live view of the topside of the beltway, that there may be some bright lights. from time to time we seeing delays on the outer loop. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> obviously a cold start this wednesday. not much wind, thank goodness. still a touch of oak trees. -- touch of a breeze. 15 at randallstown, that same thing in jarrettsville. dress for temperatures around 8 or 9 degrees. clouds have been thickening up the last couple of hours. increasing clouds. high temperatures between 30 and 35. there is a chance we could see snow flurries tonight. it should state dry during the day. during the day tomorrow, we will start out with clouds early in the morning. 10 degrees warmer.
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8:30 now on a wednesday morning, it's the 4th day of january, 2012 and a frigid day out here in rockefeller plaza but we have a lot of smiling faces warming us this morning, as it is 13 degrees out here and we're really trying to warm each other up here on 2012. meantime, speaking about the beginning of the new year, let's talk about the stock market. is it time to get back in? >> ever since 2008 and the
collapse in the market, it's been a real roller coaster ride for investors but this morning, jeanne chatzky is here with five reasons to be optimistic as we begin the year 2012 so we'll check with her. >> all right. plus on tuesday, "today's professionals" tackled the issue of the quest for quiet, how people want to unplug in the tech-savvy and busy world. coming up we'll introduce to you actually some resorts that cater to people who really just want to throw away their blackberries and iphones and get away from it all. and we'll meet an ivy league educated classically trained chef who is taking a new approach to getting dinner on the table. it's actually a very old approach, the so-called girl hunter, and she wants to revolutionize the way you eat, one hunt at a time. >> that's the title of her book "the girl hunter" which if you google takes you in a whole different direction. >> don't google, kids. this is a family show.
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nilou motamed nice to see you. >> happy new year. >> we go to places where we can stay connected and the other we need to disconnect. >> that's the conundrum. the more we connect the more we need to go to get unplugged. we talk about recharging the batteries of our technology, we need to recharge our own batteries. >> resorts and hotels are getting hit, put your money where your mouth is and they are monetizing quiet. >> that is absolutely true. we talked to someone an expert who predicted in the future we will have something called black hole resorts, resorts that are entirely devoted to making themselves fortresses of solitude for you to go someplace where you cannot access the internet and you can access yourself for a minute or two. >> speaking of the internet, a poll online, 81% of people said yes they need more quiet in their lives. talk about some of your suggestions, starting in quebec,
canada, at the fairmont hotel. >> the fairmont canuck chateau lemontibello. there's electricity but they're off the grid, kerosene lights, you don't have wifi. you're forced to be outside n nature, they have the beautiful golden bears, 200 different species of birds and the fairmont is one of the first hotels that got hip to the idea, back in 2008 and they'd have electronic reboot packages. when you check in, you sign something that says you will not give online and give your pdas and that stuff to the front desk >> good for kids. >> great for families. zb>> anguilla, the arowac beach offering isolation. >> they'll take the tv out of the room, specifically for people who sign up for this, you
give them your electronics when you walk in. they take you to a desert island for a day and you have a picnic there, but it is the ultimate detox, you're forced to go cold turkey. >> out west to malibu, california, the ranch at live oak, no cell phone, no tv. it's a wellness program. >> a huge wellness program, almost a boot camp for wellness. part of that no alcohol and no meat, no cell phones, no watches, no iphones. you would not take your iphone out in this place and you're forced to stay there for six days. this is a long time to commit to being a little bit more pure as it were. >> and that one did not seem like a kid-friendly destination. >> and it's certainly pricey so we have another alternative that's less pricey. >> that's down in mexico, that is the casa vialetta and offers electric nit your room but only during certain times of the day. >> so they have a little bit of electricity in the morning and at night and the rest of the time you have beautiful beach, the cabanas. there's a shaman on site.
it sounds hippie but this trend makes us feel we're going back to the '70s, the idea you do a sweat lodge, purify. i know you're smiling a little bit. >> no, no, actually i like this idea. i think this is great. >> the idea is that we are so wound up and so plugged in that taking a minute to unplug and kind of recharge is exactly what everybody needs. >> boulder, colorado, the boulder outdoor survival school. >> you're going to learn survival skills so that means if you're out there trying to make sure you have shelter for the night you're not worrying about what your friends are doing on facebook. >> for those looking to truly unplug and find peace the lemartese camp in kenya. long way to go. >> sometimes to get off the grid you have to really go off the grid. whether you go to sechelles or easter island where i know you love to be lemarti camp is a pet
project. normally you're connected to nature and the local culture. warriors actually are the people who work at the camp and so you're not only having the top of the game, the incredible game, the elephants and giraffes but you have this incredible connection to nature and sleeping in a beautiful tent at night. >> kind of ironic that warriors be running a place where you're going to get peace but that's okay. i'm going to take your word for that. >> hmm. >> hmm, something to think about. nilou motamed, thank you very much. up next, five reasons you should think about getting back into the stock market this year. but first this is "today" on nbc.
wall street, market insiders are predicting better times ahead. "today" financial editor jeanne chatzky is here to explain what the optimism is all about. good morning. >> nice to see you. >> one of the reasons you have so many people's trust you're careful with the money. what is the biggest reason you're thinking you may want to be optimistic in 2012? >> we're starting to see consensus around cautious optimism. the folks at "usa today" took a look at more than two dozen wall street research reports, they're all pointing in that direction. cnn money did their own survey. i'm not talking about the market going on a wild ride but the s&p 500, the consensus seems to be up about 7% this year. >> let's look at the positive signs you're talking about. first, europe appears to be working to fix its problems >> they've been out and about saying 2011 not expected to be, or 2012 not expected to be a good year. >> worse than 2011.
>> but they are on board doing what they have to do to fix the problems and most of the analysts in this country seem to expect a mild recession in europe that won't really seep that far into our own economy, and even if europe is worse than expected, the u.s. looks good by comparison, which could send stocks in this country higher. >> that's interesting. i hadn't even thought about it that way. also number two, corporate earnings, actually are looking pretty strong. >> so again those analysts expect record earnings for the s&p 500 this year, and one way that stocks are priced is based on the price to earnings, so as earnings rise, prices tend to rise along with them, and right now, the s&p 500 is looking fairly inexpensive. stocks usually trade historically at 15 times that year's earnings, 15 times the earnings we expect for 2012. right now they're at 12 1/2 times so they could grow a lull bit and meet those historical standards. >> bottom line there are deals
to be had. is there a particular area you want to stay away from or particular area you want to look? >> i'm a very broad investor and most people when you look at their 401(k)s are buying indexes, which are inexpensive or even those target date retirement funds that can keep them properly allocated, so they don't have to worry about their portfolios getting out of whack. >> the picture is brighter for auto and housing sales. >> not luminsecent, not glowing but certainly brighter than it was. november we saw good numbers in autos, better than we've seen since the start of the financial downturn. we saw good numbers in housing. now i'm not expecting these sectors to go straight up. i do think there will be some continued volatility, but this may be the year that particularly for housing, things finally start to turn around. >> no boom. >> no boom but better. >> a rise. due to the fact it's an election year it's good for the stock market, why? >> historically election years
have been good years, the s&p up an average of about 8%. if you think back to james carville who said "it's the economy" and in an election year the administration that's in power really does have an incentive to make people feel better about their money and they will do whatever it takes. >> but is that still true when there is legislative gridlock and what, a $15 trillion deficit? >> we are definitely going to be talking about this deficit. there is no doubt. but that gridlock could actually prove to be beneficial, because it will push off big tax legislation until after the election. >> also, there is the january effect. what exactly is that? >> the january barometer basically says the first five trading days of the year are an indication of how the market will do in the year overall, and that's particularly true in an election year. yesterday, we had a nice ride in the stock market, if that continues, and we hope that it does, it could bode well for the market overall this year. >> this is welcome news. 15 seconds left, do you think
this might be a reason to be optimistic? >> cautiously optimistic about the economy. the numbers that are coming in, if you look at manufacturing, if you look at housing, if you look at corporate profits, good overall. >> jean chatzky thank you so much. >> sure. coming up a new spin on an old approach to putting dinner on the table. we'll talk to the so-called girl hunter. first this is "today" on
>> "today's kitchen" is brought to you by chili's $20 dinner for two. >> this morning on "tooled's kitchen" what's for dinner, an alternative to beef. we're talking about bison. georgia pellrini, a chef turned hunter is out with a new book "girl hunter: revolutionizing the way we eat one hunt at a time." follows her journey buying meat at the supermarket to hunting it for herself. good morning. >> great to be here. >> you are a self-confessed city girl, went to private schools in new york city, ivy league education, classically trained chef. i get that part. where did the hunter come from? >> at a restaurant we had to kill the turkey. it was that watershed moment. something has to happen to get the meat to the table and i wanted to participate in the process and play the full karmic
price of the meal. >> what happened when you started to get the game yourself? >> so much gets wasted in professional and home kitchens and now that i have to work so hard to get my ingredients, nothing gets wasted. i use every part of the animal and understand how good it can taste. >> if we're starting to think differently, we make a dish and instead of beef we're using bison, not suggesting people go out and hunt bison. >> not everyone can do that unfortunately. >> where do you get the bison meat? >> you can get it in the store, it's becoming much more popular because it's leaner. >> what is the taste difference between bison and beef? >> it's more tender, a little bit sweeter and more nutritious and lean. >> you floured this a little bit. >> yes. so basically flouring it gets it caramelized and allows it to brown more nicely. >> we're making a moroccan stew here. >> great for the hearty winter months, a little bit of sweet
and a little bit of tang. i'm browning them simply, two minutes on each side. once they're all brown, you add it to your pot. >> i tasted some of the bison a second ago. you're right about it being tender. almost like pot roast, it falls right apart. >> absolutely. >> adding? >> vegetables, turnips, carrots, onions. you can use your favorite vegetables. >> talk to me about the spices. >> you have a little garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cracked pepper, and once again use whatever floats your boat. use what excites you in terms of flafr flavorings. >> how long does that cook down? >> two hours. the secret ingredient is the dried fruit, the apricots and prunes. to finish it off a little stock, you cover it and put the lid on it and that's it. >> we'll do that, pretend it's simmered two hours and when it's done it looks like this. i tasted it, it's great. let's talk about a meatloaf, a turkey meatloaf, back to that
first kill of yours of the wild turkey but by the way if you have leftover bison? >> grind it and make it. i encourage people to try different kinds of meat. do what makes you excited, what your favorite meat, it's great. here we're just going to pulse this. my grandmother's meatloaf recipe. there we go. so basically we're sauteing vegetables, we have mushrooms, onions, garlic, celery and you take the sauteed vegetables and add them -- oh, we have visitors. add them to your meat. >> yum. >> the secret ingredient is marsala wine, makes it taste phenomenal. >> looks so good. >> you add your tomato paste. >> is that an egg? >> beaten egg, will help bind it a little bit, and then a little herbs, these are favorite herbs. i'm using basil and parsley,
that's my grandma's favorite and panko bread crumbs. >> you mix it together with your hands and how long does that cook? >> can't wait to try. >> about 40 minutes. it's a lot leaner than beef would be. i like to do things other than standard beef and chicken. ve venison, elk, turkey. >> thank you so much, georgia, great to have you here. we'll be back after this. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. baltimore city records its first homicide victim of the new year. city police responded to the 4000 block of edgewood road around backlog 45 tuesday night, when they found a man and did the receipt of a car with