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local updates. good morning. showdown on the strip. republicans set to square off at the last debate of the year with ted cruz hot on donald trump's trail. who will take off the glovers first? and things already got ugly at a raucous trump rally tonight. >> do i hear some noise over there? yes, i do. bye i. >> just ahead, our political team will game out the stakes for tonight. disgruntled gust. surveillance video showing the frantic moment when a pickup truck plows through a hotel lobby in oklahoma. two women seen diving for their lives. the man behind the wheel reportedly seeking revenge after a dispute about his bill. out in force, the original cast of "star wars" reunites on the red carpet at the world premiere of the most anticipated
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film in decades. >> surreal. i mean -- >> can the film live up to its stellar expectations. and how sweet it is. 65 years with nbc. 35 of them with "today." he's celebrated thousands of birthdays, and now it's time to honor him. we will host willard scott's legendary run with us as he heads off into retirement today, tuesday, december 15th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. it's a bitter sweet morning. in fact, matt and al have already said bring the tissues for the last half hour as we say good-bye to willard. >> taking a look at some of the pictures we put up there. going to be very nostalgic for a
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lot of us. he's been a constant for us and for several generations of americans and we'll pay tribute to willard in a little while. >> first the stop tory, the next republican presidential debate out in las vegas where donald trump was met by a contentious crowd at a real late last night. got all of this covered starting with nbc national correspondent peter alexander in position in las vegas. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah, good morning. keeping with this las vegas theme, this donald trump lead is not a mirage. a new national poll out just this morning showing him with his biggest advantage yet, expanding his lead now to 23 points, 38% to 15% and in second place is ted cruz, republicans and republican-leaning republicans dub him the most strongest leader and the candidate with the best chance of winning the general election. along the vegas strip high
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stakes for the last debate of the year. >> the other candidates should be thankful because i'm giving them a chance to make total fools of themselves in front of millions of people. >> reporter: donald trump now looking to stave off his latest rival, ted cruz, surging into first place in iowa and trailing trump nationwide. >> you know, the bottom line. i think we're going to win iowa. i think we're going to win new hampshire big. >> reporter: trump repeatedly interrupted by protesters who were escorted out by security. trump supporters lashing out at one of the hecklers screaming profanities, one man even yelling a nazi salute. meanwhile, a new battle over who will become the republican foil to trump. the feud is simmering between freshmen senators cruz and marco rubio. as cruz looks to consolidate social conservatives and tea party loyalists trying to cast rubio as too moderate and rubio gaining traction as the establishment pick is dismissing cruz as weak on national security and now in the wake of
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paris and san bernardino americans' top concern. monday night he leveled his sharpest attacks at president obama. >> this is exactly why the american people increasingly have zero confidence that this administration has any idea on how to keep our country safe. >> reporter: rubio may have tonight's homefield advantage spending part of his childhood here. for jeb bush, once the establishment candidate, is vegas his last stand and despite spending $35 million in tv ads in the first three battle grounds bush is posting single digits across the board, still exas operate by trump. >> he can't be commander in chief. he doesn't have plans. this is all -- this is all dog whistle talk. this is to provoke anger. >> reporter: back on tonight's main stage and getting a second look, chris christie, especially in new hampshire, where he's staking his claim with more than 50 visits since june. and here in las vegas at a pre-debate event, sarah palin defended donald trump's proposed
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muslim ban saying she believes it's not islamophobic, that trump in his words is trying to keep the american people safe and the republican party need not marginalize someone like donald trump. >> thank you. msnbc political analyst nicolle wallace served as white house communications director for president george w. bush. good to see you. >> thank you, guys. >> we're coming out of perhaps the most controversial two-week period in donald trump's entire campaign. guys in the control room, put the numbers back up that we just showed, the polling numbers. he is strengthening his grip in the national polling. >> right. >> are you surprised? >> well, i'm a little disheartened because behind those numbers was a ban on muslims coming into this country, and more importantly those comments and the reaction to them, the universal criticism from the republican party, republican leaders, distracted from a conversation a lot of republicans wanted to have, a conversation that would have helped candidates like marco
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rubio who really want to have a debate in our party and country about the best way to keep america safe, the best way to enter the new phase in the war against terror so after paris and after san bernardino instead of talking about bringing technology companies into the fold, instead of whether we need a new intel package of laws like we did with the patriot act after 9/11, we talked for ten days about trump's muslim ban. >> i have to say when you see a poll and another one, monmouth poll, that has trump at 41%, you ask yourself why are we even talking about any other candidate because it's so monumental in terms of his lead. let's talk about some. other candidates. ted cruz is the one who seems to have the momentum right now. has he played this campaign just perfectly? >> you know, he's the only example in the entire field of the 14 left, for who organization, planning and discipline has mattered. he's run a superb campaign, completely disciplined. now the knock on ted cruz, and there's a pretty devastating piece in the "wall street
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journal" today by brett stevens, is that one should doubt his intelligence but we have to ask serious questions about his character because a lot of his positions, particularly on foreign policy, are calculations. >> do you think in any way that ted cruz is the current version of carly fiorina and ben carson? each one of them rose quickly and fell sharply. is ted cruz that type of a candidate, or does he have staying power? >> i think ted cruz has staying power and something really important in the republican grass roots happened yesterday, in the fight between trump and cruz, rush limbaugh, very widely listened to and respected conservative radio host, mark levine, not quite wide lly listened to, both defended cruz in the trump/cruz cage match. >> which is interesting because the way he chose to take on cruz in the issue of temperament and how he doesn't get along with anyone fed into what a lot of conservative media about ted cruz.
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>> exactly. they finally found their breaking point and whether the far right has broken up with trump. they have always doubted his true conservative credentials, but whether they have broken up with him and putting all the force that have conservative talk radio and the grass roots operation behind cruz is a question mark. >> this is the last debate of this year. 48 days to go until iowa. is this the last stand for any candidate, or will this entire pack move forward, at least until iowa? >> well, i think they can get another look for themselves in iowa, but i think what happens is most people with kids, kids are out of school friday and they stop having time to really follow this, so i think like a jell-o mold it sort of firms in place on friday and i don't think people pull it out and take another look at it the until after the holiday. >> do you think all of them stay and will be on the debate stage the next debate in january? >> i was wrong in predicting that it would shrink after a couple of debates. i don't think the debates are the factor that's winnowing the field,led polls that show these guys way, way, way, way down in
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the polls at 1%, 2%, 3% and the money dries out. that will push people out. >> the one more note on donald trump. his personal physician apparently cut from the same cloth as the republican front-runner because you've got to hear this statement released by the trump campaign. dr. harold bornstein and this is a quote. if elected, mr. trump, can i state unequivocally will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. the doctor also said the candidate's physical strength and stamina are extraordinary and his recent lab test results were, quote, astonishingly excellent. the statement makes good on trump's pledge earlier this month to release his medical record, and he promise that had they would, in fact, show, quote, perfection. >> i've got to get a new doctor, no question. on the other side. aisle democratic front-runner hillary clinton is planning a preemptive strike against the bat rafnlg criticism she's expecting from her republican rivals on the stage tonight so today she will make her case on how to take on the isis threat. nbc's kristen welker is in
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minneapolis with that part of the story. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. secretary clinton won't be on that debate stage but she will try to pre-butt the republican candidates and is going to try to paint herself as adult in the room when it comes to national security, that's, of course, a top issue for voters. you might remember last month secretary clinton rolled out her strategy to defeat isis in the me. here at the university of minnesota today she's going to detail final part of that plan. how to defend the country here at home. she's going to point to minnesota's robust plan to counter violent extremism which has plagued this area and clinton will detail her strategy to counter an attack from san bernardino from, quote, from recruitment to training to planning to execution all while staying true to our values. clinton will aim to draw a sharp contrast with the entire republican field, especially donald trump, who, of course, called for banning all muslims from entering the united states. clinton has called that type of
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rhetoric dangerous to national security. now, our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll showed clinton leads donald trump and ted cruz in a general election matchup. she also has a strong lead in her own primary. the next big test for democrats will come on saturday when they face off in their own debate in new hampshire. matt, savannah, back to you. >> kristen welker in minneapolis, kristen, thanks. to a major about face in the case against one of the most controversial american figures in the american military, former prisoner of war bowe bergdahl is facing a court-martial and the potential of life in prison less than two years after the obama administration traded five taliban detainees for bergdahl's release. nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is following this for us. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was just last summer that president obama welcomed bowe bergdahl home, insisting that america never leaves a soldier behind, but now amidst mounting pressure from the republicans the u.s. military says if it has its way america's last prisoner of war could soon be headed to
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jail. in this tense 2014 handover, sergeant bergdahl got his freedom and now in a twist of fate perhaps only to trade his taliban captivity for an american prison. >> i'm going, good grefrks i'm in over my head. >> reporter: bergdahl is mounting his public defense on the popular podcast serial. >> i was fully confident that people would understand that i was right. >> reporter: but soon he'll have to make his case in a military court, even as it becomes an issue for donald trump again monday night. >> i hear there's not going to be jail time. it's incredible, you know. 50 years ago what would have happened? boom. >> reporter: bergdahl is now facing a court-martial on charges of desertion and endangering the safety of fellow soldiers. after walking off his army outpost in afghanistan. he claims a misguided effort to challenge himself and his commanders. >> i was trying to prove to the world that i was, i don't know, jason bourne. >> reporter: desertion charges against him even more severe than the army's own investigator
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recommended. bergdahl now an attack line for leading republicans. >> we traded senior terrorist leaders for someone who is right now being tried for effectively deserting his troops. that makes no sense >> reporter: obama administration is left defending a deal that fell apart almost from the start. >> the beau is coming sneem even as the president brought his parents to the rose garden congressional republicans were furious about a trade that released five taliban prisoners from guantanamo bay, now the last prisoner american of war could spend the rest of his life behind bars. >> let's fly him over and we'll dump him right in the middle and throw him out of the play. shall we give him a parachute or not? i say no. >> reporter: for now sergeant bergdahl remains on active duty in ft. bragg, north carolina where the army says he'll be arraigned at a later date. as for the taliban prisoners the white house says they are being closely tracked, supposedly under house arrest in the persian gulf country of qatar. savannah, matt? >> amichel, thank you.
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a lot of eyes on washington today as federal reserve begins its last meeting of the year, and this is a big one. the fed is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for the first time in almost a decade when that meeting wraps up tomorrow. the key short-term interest rate has been close to zero since december of 2008. that's when the country slid into recession. a rate hike would signal confidence in the u.s. economy but some investors worry it may actually slow growth. >> a new government policy that goes into effect is causing turbulence among drone owners. starting next monday people will be required to register their drones with the faa and pay a $5 fee. penalties for failing to do that could reach more than $27,000. the new rules are designed to help curb the growing dangers that drones pose to commercial aircraft, but not everybody is happy about it. one drone advocacy group says the $5 fee may deter users from registering. want to bring you an update to a story we've been following i think since last september. a former assistant high school
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football coach accused of ordering his players to hit a referee during a game has now plead guilty to assault. a judge sentenced mack bree to 18 months of probation and ordered him to serve 120 hours of community service. he'll also have to pay restitution to referee robert watts who was targeted by two players from the san antonio high school this past season. officials say he also has to forfeit his texas teaching certificate permanently and attend anger management sessions. all right. and now to the frenzy over "star wars, the force awakens" the and the world premiere for the most anticipated movie was held in hollywood. a spectacle complete with storm troopers, droids and some familiar faces from the wildly popular franchise. nbc's joe fryer was there and covered it for us. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. super fans have been waiting in lines, even camping out here at the tcl chinese theater for over
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a week. they will see "the force awakens" thursday night but hours ago here in hollywood a lucky few got to see it and are raving about it after the world premiere. ♪ star power was the force on display at this premiere. >> john williams crescendo at the beginning. it's the greatest thing ever >> reporter: franchise's newest faces share the mass of red carpets with legends from a long time ago like harrison ford, carrie fish and mark hamill. >> i mean, it's pinch me time. everything seems to be louder and bigger and busier. >> reporter: on opening weekend analysts predict "the force awakens" to generate at least $150 million to $200 million domestically shattering "the hobbit's" december box office record and when it's all said and doesn't seventh installment of "star wars" could earn between $1.5 and $2 billion worldwide, maybe even more. the highest grossing film of all time is "avatar" at $2.8
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billion. >> no movie has made $3 billion worldwide. "the force awakens," a lot of pressure could, it achieve that monumental landmark in terms of box office? we'll have to wait and see. >> reporter: this is the first "star wars" film made without creator george lucas who sold his company to disney for $4 billion, a big project putting a lot of pressure on j.j. abrams speaking with "60 minutes." >> a moment of abject terror of what we're taking on. >> reporter: still the buzz is louder than a light saber. on top of movie tickets, merchandise is expected to brick in billions with everything from high heels to humid fires hitting the shelves. at brand new alamo draft house cinema in omaha the decor is totally inspired by "star wars." >> literally was like, whoa, i need to get tickets here. >> got me on the ropes. >> reporter: at that line outside the chinese theater caroline ritter and andrew porter plan to we had right before they see the movie. >> it's got three important things here.
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it's got "star wars," caroline and good friends. >> reporter: wait, don't you mean caroline and then "star wars"? >> i mean, of course. i'm probably more excited for the movie. >> reporter: keep in mind, in addition to this movie there will be two more chapters in the "star wars" saga, plus some spinoff films. bottom line, analysts say this franchise will be paying dividends for decades to come. back to you guys. >> all right. joe fryer, thank you so. like my nerd meter is just peaking into the red right now i'm so excited. i didn't wear the storm trooper outfit. >> thank goodness. meanwhile, tamron is over in the original room with more on premeter. what's the story, tamron? >> reporter: >> oh, my gosh, we say epic all the time. i almost e-mailed you at 2:00 in the morning, pulling up pictures from the red carpet and look what we found joseph gordon levitt dressed up as yoda. this has to be our costume
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tonight. >> not as good as hoda's yoda. any yoda is not bad. after the movie some secrets chaired and rainn wilson. first "star wars" review. it was epic, awesome and perfect. the cast was stellar and j.j. killed it. and comedian patton oswalt says j.j. did it. trying to motivate, one living creature not motivated in this "star wars" thing. wrangl wrangler, good morning. want something, may the force be with you. going to dress him up in the next hour. >> try a liver treat. >> had the liver treat and the force but he'll get on the excitement, too, this morning. we'll see, guys. going to be good. >> all right, tamron, thank you very much. miss dylan, a check of the weather. >> remember what snow looks like? >> no. >> none of us around here do but let's take a look at holiday, utah, where they saw a big storm system yesterday just sitting to north of holiday is salt lake city where they picked up 8.3 inches of snow yesterday.
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that's a specially made bike for the snow. they need it out there. this is the biggest storm system that salt lake city has seen in a while. last year they saw 6 inches of snow the entire season. right now we're seeing the snow in denver, visibility around a quarter of a mile and temperatures around 21 degrees and the windchill is around 5 degrees right now and winds are gusty reducing visibility and winter storm warnings and advisories through the rockies. this storm system will make its way through the northeast. that's a look at weather across the
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. skies are clearing with the help of gusty winds. but mild temperatures, upper 50s and low 60s today. the winds gusting to 30 miles an hour will bring in colder air. you'll feel it tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon we're back in the filed zone, 55 with sunny skies. raindrops on thursday, then gusty winds friday, will increase and bring in the cold for the weekend. morning temperatures right around freezing, highs in the 40s saturday and sunday. have a great day. forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you so much. coming up, caught on camera, a disgruntled guest makes good on a threat to plow his truck through a hotel lobby. what set that man off. and mr. roker is down in virginia to help us say a huge thank you to willard scott for 35 unforgettable years on "today" and 65 at the network. but, first, this is "today" on
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we're starting out at 60 degrees, and most of the day the temperatures are going to be close to the 60 degree mark. we'll be dry with gusty winds through this afternoon. >> thanks. now to get you up on the ride to work, katy is watching traffic. >> tracy, it's slow going for drivers on 76 eastbound headed into philadelphia. you can see from our camera here. extremely slow going around the conshohocken curve. this is not because of an accident. it's just because of volume and as we look at our area drive times, no accidents to report, just a lot of volume. >> thanks. i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app, the free download. now back to the "today" show. have a great day.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning, the 15th of december, 2015. ten days to go until christmas, but with record warm temperatures across the east, it feels a little bit like we're counting down to easter. we're going to go outside and say hi to those nice people without coats for about the fifth day in a row. >> back inside studio 1a where we can cool off, stories making headlines, the new found friction between donald trump and ted cruz likely will be in the spotlight at tonight's republican presidential debate in las vegas. trump will once again take center stage and cruz will be standing this time directly to his left. the texas senator leads in iowa and is a close second nationwide. deliberations now under way at the trial of boston police
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officer william porter charged with manslaughter in the death of freddie gray. prosecutors say porter abused his power by failing to save gray's life after he was injured in the back of a police van. the defense says the case is based on pure speculation, not evidence. you may remember this story. the former texas assistant high school football coach accused of ordering people to head a referee during a game has now pled guilty to assault charges. mack proceed was sentenced to 1 months probation and was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service and attend anger management and forfeit his texas teaching certificate. also this morning we're saying good-bye to a legendary wonderful figure here on nbc. after 60 years on the air on nbc, 35 here on "today" willard scott is retire. a special tribute is planned next hour and al is down in virginia with willard for the
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festivities. guys, good morning. >> hey, good morning, guys. we are here on will yard's farm, and we're just watching the sun coming up. why now? why did you decide after 65 years this was it? >> well, donald trump wrote me in his will and i said i don't need to work anymore and this is crazy so i told nbc to take this job. >> and enjoy it. >> and try it. >> we'll be chatting with willard a little bit more. >> that's the interview. >> we've got more coming. >> you drove 400 miles and i got out of bed at 1:00 for this? >> that's right, willard. >> i love this man. this is my guru. >> i know, i know. >> hey, guys in the control room, are we on a delay this morning? >> might wanted to think about it. >> yeah, exactly. >> all right, guys. check in with you a little bit later and a great tribute to willard and he'll like it. shocking video that we've
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been telling you about and showing you. a guy intentionally plowing his truck into the front desk of a hotel in oklahoma. natalie's got more on this story. >> it is crazy and that's an understatement, but the man was reportedly upset about his bill. the hotel clerk thought he was bluffing when he threatened to crash through the lobby. shocking new video released monday shows the heart stopping moments for two employees at an oklahoma hotel after a disgruntled guest trashed his truck into the front desk. the driver identified by police as john edward parsley can at first be seen talking with the police officer last thursday outside the alva comfort inn and suites about 110 miles northwest of oklahoma city. surveillance video then shows parsley crashing his 2006 sierra gmc through the hotel entrance and into the front desk as two women frantically dive for safety. parsley backs up the truck, stops and then pulls back into the lobby.
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he says something to the women, gets out of truck and calmly walks back to the entrance with his hands raised. the 62-year-old man was reportedly upset that the his credit card had been declined twice. according to a local newspaper parsley told police he drove into the hotel because hotel staff thought he was bluffing and he proved he wasn't. no one was injured, but the lobby of the alva comfort inn and suites was severely damage the. parsley from gonzalez, texas, was held on $1 million bond monday night on two felony counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of malicious injury to property. i mean works does something like that? but now he's facing felony charges. >> wow. >> the what is the world coming to? >> i don't know. >> stories where you just can't react. there's nothing to say. let's get check of the weather from dylan. the well, it's warmer in the
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northeast than the southwest today. we've got record high temperatures likely across the eastern half of the country. in fact, in new york city we hit 6 degrees at 1:00 this morning. that already breaks the record for today. we are looking for temperatures to once again remain about 15 to 20 degrees above average. atlanta 70 degrees. indianapolis 49, but that's still ten degrees above average. richmond, virginia, about 67 degrees today. as we go into wednesday. it starts to cool off a touch in chick and still warmer than normal for this time of year. new york will be around 54 and thursday temperatures still in the 50s and 60s up and down the east coast and then we'll see a dip in the jet stream. temperatures will drop down into the 40s and 50s through the weekend and we'll even head 40s in new york city. on friday in cincinnati we'll hit about 36 and then that's it. going into next week we'll start to see temperatures once again get back into the upper 50 good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. skies are clearing with the help of gusty winds. but mild temperatures, upper 50s
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and low 60s today. the winds gusting to 30 miles an hour will bring in colder air. you'll feel it tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon we're back in the mild zone. 55 with sunny skies. raindrops on thursday, then gusty winds friday, will increase and bring in the cold for the weekend. morning temperatures right around freezing, highs in the 40s saturday and sunday. have a great day. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. coming up, the most talked about magazine covers of the year as we get ready to turn the page on 2015. coming up next, wintertime warning, jeff rossen takes the plunge to show us how to get out alive if you happen to fall through thin ice, hi, i'd like to make a dep-- ♪ scanner: rescan item. rescan, rescan. rescan item. vo: it happens so often you almost get used to it. phone voice: main menu representative. representative. representative. vo: which is why being put first...
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so why just clean your baby, when you can give him so much more? johnson's. so much more™ we're back now, 7:41 with more of our rossen report series called "saved my life." >> the this morning the danger posed by thin ice and national correspondent jeff rossen is here with a demonstration. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it may be warm outside as dylan has been reporting, but make no mistake the cold temperatures are coming. lakes and ponds freezing over, and the ice may look thick and may look safe to walk on and what you may not know is thin ice is everywhere, breaking without warning. kids playing on ponds, falling in, people chasing their pets on to the ice and crashing down, and once you're trapped under water under that ice the clock is ticking. this morning i'm going in to show you how to get out alive.
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just weeks ago frantic moments on a frozen lake in utah. >> the ice is crashing right here. >> reporter: this woman clinging to the ice after falling in trying to save her two dogs. rescuers pulling her to safety just in time. >> no way you should have survived that. >> reporter: another rescue caught on camera this year. this teenage girl falling through the ice in new jersey. rescuers finally pulling her to safety. this dangerous scene playing out every winter. >> give me the rope. >> reporter: people plunging through the ice. others falling in trying to save them. so how dangerous is it? we teamed up with certified rescuers to show you how to save a life, maybe even your own. with an ambulance on standby i walk out on to this frozen pond and in an instant i'm under.
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>> oh, that is cold. >> survival tip number one, put your hand over your mouth and nose the moment you hit your water. if you take a breath of cold water, it's going to shut down your airway and you're going to stop breathing. >> if i want wearing this suit right now what would be happening. >> if you had regular clothing they would become very heavy very quickly and it will sick you right under the ice. >> and once you're trapped under the ice your chance. survival plum sglets trying to get out. >> all this as your arms and legs go numb. >> i'm a good swimmer and this is harder than i thought. i can't get a grip on the ice. survival tip number two carry ice picks if you're working on a frozen lake or upon. the metal picks dig in so it can help pull you out. cost a few dollars at outdoor shores. >> short, choppy strokes and once you're out roll away from the hole, roll away because we're distributing away from the
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hole. >> what if your friend or relative falls in? >> tip number three, stay on shore and try a rescue from there. >> i take a represent and can throw a rope to the victims. >> jumper cables, anything, and have them wrap it around the wrist and now you're safe and i'm safe too. >> that's correct. i'm not putting myself in danger. >> reporter: saving a life and staying alive when the ice breaks right under you. we were just watching that here soent, and here is the problem. lakes and ponds freeze in patches. everyone thinks that all is equal. it is no. you may have thick ice here, a few feet away dangerous thin ice. you just can't tell and experts say the best advice is to stay off the ice entirely, but if you have to go out bring some kind whistle so you know if you need help. >> a lot of ponds and kids always skating in the winter and always made me nervous. always. >> scary, and as you know there's no warning. when you walk you can hear the crackling a little bit but then
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it's too late. >> good information. coming up, a force to be reckoned with. more from last night's big "star wars" premiere. >> and next your tributes to uncle willard as we say thank you for a remarkable time here at "today" and a remarkable career, burks first, these career, burks first, these mess ♪ career, burks first, these mess ♪ ♪ with ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, there's a whole lot of happy in every jar of nutella. spread the happy.
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yep. it's hard to be on tv. it's hard to do the weather. it's hard to just stay focused. thereto are people that are trying to replace him, but they will not. for instance, this woman will not replace him. >> from carmel, using u.s. 31 southbound -- >> and she keeps talking, on the ground. >> that's our good friend ellen degeneres helping us celebrate willard scott day as our good friend heads off into retirement after 35 years at "today." >> al is lucky spending time with willard down in virginia and tamron, people are really letting us know how they feel about him online. >> they are. wonderful hashtags coming in filled with wonderful memories and wishes for willard. let's take a look at them. nbc's andrea mitchell sent out a
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bit sweet and where the legend started and weatherman dave price, that same warmth that jumps through the tv screen greets you in person so thanks willard for being so great for so many years at being you. and emily one of our viewers wrote this. so many of his great lines are a part of my life. you have made a mark and most certainly a difference in the world. so we ask that you keep the well wishes coming to us and use the hashtag that we put up and use the #thankyouwillard and a look of all of willard's amazing look and the thing that stands out most, that smile. we'll be talking about it. >> love that smile. >> tamron, thank you. coming up, are you pushing the envelope? why today is very important if you want to get your holiday packages in time for christmas. tell you what to do after your local news. mastering irresistibly smooth. the lindor truffle ...from the lindt master chocolatiers.
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good morning. i'm tracy davidson. a mild morning to get your tuesday started. >> temperatures are mild but the winds, they are getting stronger. blowing clouds through the area. we're free of rain, there's no rain to be found. you can see the trees blowing in the wind, in the pocono mountains the view from the french manor. clouds clearing out riding out on the winds that are steady at 18 miles an hour in philadelphia. allentown 18 miles per hour winds with gusts to 30 this afternoon. the temperatures have cooled to 59 degrees after we set a record early this morning of 69 degrees. sunshine and gusty winds, a high of 60 this afternoon. >> bill, thanks. let's check your ride to work. katy? >> incredibly slow on the schuylkill you can see. your travel time is upwards of
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40 minutes between the blue route and the vine street expressway. 95 is slow as well, not as bad as the schuylkill. then 476, things are slowing as well. not because of crashes, because of volume. and a live look outside at 76 right at the conshohocken curve where you see all of the brake lights headed east. >> new this morning philadelphia police looking for whoever stabbed a man during attempted robbery in center city. this is a scene early this morning at 23rd and walnut. the man was stabbed in the hand. also police are trying to figure out what started this house fire in germantown. fire started just after 5:30. crews were able to put the flames out. today is the deadline to sign up for the affordable care act if ucht to be insured by january wuchblt there are several locations you can go to get help. you can use the nbc 10 app to find that out.
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, delivery dilemma. with more consumers shopping online than ever before shipping companies struggling to meet their holiday deadline. what you need to know to make sure your presents make it under the tree. then, paying it forward. >> this is so cool. >> one, two, three, smile. >> how we helped one deserving family kick off the holidays with a special surprise. ♪ plus, thank you, willard. >> thanks. how about that. i've been kissed by the best. >> we'll pay a tribute to a living legend, our beloved willard scott as he gets set a say good-bye after an
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unbelievable 35 years here at "today." >> he's a mentor, a friend, literally my second dad. >> today, tuesday, december 15th, 2015. ♪ >> thank you, willard! >> hey, willard, i'm retiring, too. we love you, willard. >> we're on the "today" show for willard. >> tennessee lovers the "today" show! >> it is 8:00 on a tuesday morning, 15th of december, 2015. what a crowd. what a day. it's absolutely gorgeous outside and we're so happy to have everybody here. >> feeling like the holidays. >> by the way, a lot of people still talking about the "star wars" world premiere last night.
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i have a gift for you. >> oh, my gosh. >> just what i wanted. >> mate force be with you. >> from my own personal light saber collection. >> you're not giving it to me? >> yes, i'm giving it to you because you're a big "star wars" fan. i love it. >> i said it's a real light saber. >> so awesome. that's so cool. >> that's how you turn it off and on. it the does make a sound. you makeled sound. >> i love it. let's go inside and get a check of the top stories with natalie morales. in the news this morning the republican presidential candidates face off tonight for the first time since the attacks in paris and san bernardino with focused new attention on terrorism. donald trump will likely have to defend his controversial comments on muslims and immigration. he held a high intensity rally
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in las vegas monday that saw conflicts break out among members of the crowd. on stage tonight he'll face texas senator ted cruz who has surged into first place in iowa, and new jersey governor chris christie who is making gains in new hampshire. democrat hillary clinton is unveiling her strategy today for battling domestic terrorism. she wants to disrupt each step that can lead to an attack, including the recruitment and training of extremists. secretary clinton is speaking in minneapolis where she says local officials have already made a strong effort to combat home-grown radicals. secretary of state john kerry is taking the fight against isis to moscow where shemeeting today with russian president vladimir putin. the u.s. and russia are still at odds over how to end the civil war in syria. the chaos resulting from that war has helped isis establish a power base in the region. a new study has link the the use of a certain type of anti-depressant to dramatic increase in the risk for autism.
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nbc news medical contributor dr. natalie azar is here to explain what this means for women. dr. natalie, we know taking anti-depressants during pregnancy can be harmful to the baby but this study says what types of anti-depressants you take and when you take those anti-depressants can be of most harm for autism. >> the conclusions for the study is that the use of ssris, prozac, zoloft, paxil, those types of medicines, particularly in the second and third trimester can significantly increase the risk of having autism spectrum disorder your child. most of the experts we reached tout are really urging caution when interpreting these results for a number of reasons. number one, again, the relative risk number was kind of frightning, 87%. the absolute risk, on the other hand, was actually quite low, less than 2% risk. secondly, and this is also really important and talked about this many times, an association or correlation between two things does not prove causation. that's incredibly important. >> right. >> and finally, and i think maybe most importantly is the issue of maternal depression.
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the women takingans depressants in the send and third trimester very likely have more severe depression and depression alone can be a risk factor for autism. lots to think about and, please, we urge patients to discuss with their doctor before stepping their medicine and there might be alternatives but this opens up the discussion about this very important issue. >> very important to talk with the doctors. thanks so much, dr. natalie azar. a big announcement for howard stern fans this morning. howard revealed live on his show he's agreed to a new five-year exclusive deal with sirius pm satellite radio. his old contract was about to expire at the end of the year and he's been the cornerstone of sirius xm service since 2004. the king of sirius. santa's helpers enjoyed one last fling before their busiest week of the year. 320 surfing santas hit the waves in australia today. they say they shatdered the guinness record for the world's biggest surfing lesson and since it was only a lesson didn't matter if santa had a trouble
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staying upright. very cool video. congrats, meanwhile, to howard. >> great news, really is. >> happy for him. >> pashlgs you're buying dinner. natalie, thank you so much. if you've got holiday packages to mail expect a big crowd at post office today. >> this is the last day to ship a package with basic delivery and guarantee it arrives by christmas. if you think you can push, it think again. olivia sterns is here. >> reporter: do not push, it already delays and thanks to the surge in online sales and also, believe it or not, thank this unseasonably warm weather, both big factors and new fears that santa may not make it to everyone's house on time. >> this year's christmas miracle might be getting all those presents under the tree in time. online shopping is far outpacing shipping this holiday season with nearly 1 in 10 ups customers not getting their cyber monday orders on time. the average delivery date, 20% slower than last year.
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with an estimated 1.2 billion packages expected to be delivered across the country this season, that could turn a lot of would-be santas into scrooges. >> consumers are frustrated that their packages are just not arriving when promised. >> reporter: fedex says in part as online shopping patterns continue to shift we are experiencing volume surges earlier than ever before. a lot of that volume comes from black friday and cyber monday breaking sales records, but insiders say it's ordinary orders from the other days of the week that are adding to the holiday hassle. >> this has been the tipping point for online shopping. people caught on to the fact that they can order everything online, from their drug store supplies, to their groceries, to their dog food. and the wild weather is only making it worse from west coast snow to an east coast holiday heat wave. >> both of those things prevent people from going to the stores. either you want to be outside or you don't want to leave your
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house. people shop online. so if you want to avoid a christmas crisis, mark your calendar. today is the deadline for orders with basic delivery from the post office. the 19th is the priority deadline and the 22nd is the last chance for paying a premium and shipping your items express. but experts say your safest bet is disc the online orders and going old school >> if you don't have to ship a package across the country. would i absolutely go to the store and pick it out and bring it home with you and wrap it yourself and hand it over. >> reporter: and another way to play it safe is with click and collect. you buy online and pick it up yourself in the store, lots of stores, including walmart, best buy and even macy's all give you the option. the best part it's always free and, guys, it's often the fastest option. >> true. they set it aside for you and put your name on it. >> make it dangerously easy. >> thank you. >> all right, olivia, thank you. next up, how the stars celebrated the world premiere of "the force awakens.
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year compiles a list of memorable quotes. >> that fred sharp row. >> that sparks discussion and published in the yale book of quotations. here's part of the list. first, look at the face. would anyone vote for that. remember that? yeah, donald trump talking about carly fiorina back in september. it makes the list. >> this made the list, tooed. >> american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. bernie sanders, remember, that at the democratic debate in october. >> not all of the quotes are from politicians. you're not going to believe this one. this one comes from a nobel laureate in medicine. it's a guy. he was talking about female scientists, and he said this. three things happen when they are in the lab. you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry. tim hunt. >> wow. >> tim hunt said that at the world conference of science journalists in june. guess what? the next day mr. hunt was forced to resign from university college london. >> wasn't the nobel peace prize
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that he won. >> no. >> wow. >> that's crazy. >> any good quotes or all -- >> you'll have to buy the yale book of quotes. >> call fred sharp row. >> speaking of memorable lines, one guy in chicago definitely had one and used his 15 minutes of fame for all it's worth. stopped by a news reporter covering the rainfall and unseasonably warm weather. >> where's your shirt? >> great day for a run. too wet for a shirt. i love running in the rain and i'm also single so give me a shout-out. >> oh, my goodness. >> he was broadcasting that loud and clear. >> he's 24. he is single, people. he's single. >> let me ask you this question. >> do you think ethan is going to be taken soon or single for a long time? >> i don't know. >> i think he's going to enjoy the single life for a while. >> certainly got everybody's attention. >> took advantage of the moment. >> people will take up running.
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>> that path will be popular. >> take a look at this video, one of my worst nightmares. a man in arizona captured what happened when a europal exploded with water. this happened at the mall gym where chris morales works, a geiser of water comes out of the bathroom and hits the mirror and floods the space. a co-worker accidentally broke the handle and chris couldn't turn off the water than would have shut off water to the whole mall and finally after an hour and a half he was able to get the situation under control. all can i think about when i see that is that water is spraying everything that is on every surface of that public restroom into the air. i would not be videoing that with my phone. >> that's the difference between -- you think it's spreading germs. i think it's washing the bathroom. >> it was a good cleaning. >> feel like it's kicking everything that's been on the floor. >> there's actually a drain. >> there's naturally backwash coming off the floors and the wall in that place. >> wow. >> and now to the star who stole the show at the "star wars"
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premiere and best-selling magazine of the year. tamron's got that in "pop start." >> the we just can not get enough of "star wars" so here are more highlights indeed from the red carpet. fans went wild for the reunion of the franchise's biggest stars. there they are. harrison ford, mark hamill and carrie fisher and that's sofia vergara and joe manganiello but it was lupto nyong'o people were talking about fashion-wise, dazzling in the red carpet in the shimmery mcqueen gown, according to the internet. she joked she bought the whole galaxy with her in that dress. i love that. and the best-selling magazines of the year. the annual list coming from ad week. "vanity's fair" most popular issues featured caitlyn jenner introduce herself to the world.
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blake and miranda moved magazines for "people" with the announcement of their divorce" and that sold over 800,000 copies and one you probably didn't expect. stevie nicks on the cover of "rolling stone" back in january. >> i saw it. >> i'd buy it over and over, looking back at her career, proved that she is a hit selling 64,000 copies. that is a beautiful cover there. finally, bear grylls. been a fortunate person to hang out with bear on one of his survival journeys. we get to see president obama's turn at it and bear asks the president for a special favor. >> i promised my wife. i said i'll get to you sign something for her. >> of course. >> the only thing i could find in the airport. >> oh, this is -- >> this is a classic. this is a classic. >> amazing. >> obama bottle opener. >> the you look ripped. >> i am pretty ripped, actually. >> you can't do that with winston churchill. >> no, i'm fairly cut, but it's
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possible that that bottle opener is a little dated. i noticed, for example, there was no gray hair on the obama figure iron and clearly the presidency has taken a little bit of a toll. >> all right. so this episode of "running wild" with bear grylls" airs thursday at 9:00 p.m. on nbc. talking about that and the president says he's ripped, not as ripped as that chicago jogger, going back to that moment in time. >> he needs a bottle opener. >> got bring it full circle. >> thank you. get a check of the weather now from miss dylan. >> thanks, guys. very stormy on the west coast and here we're already watching the next storm system as it moves over the pacific and will eventually make its way onshore
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as we go into the next couple of days. we could see another round of 5 to 7 inches of rain around the coast of oregon. we're looking at some that have to fall in a short period of time which could lead to flooding of the rivers because they are getting very much close to flood stage. we're looking at also for mountain snow. this is very much needed in this part of the country and we could see up to a foot or more, especially through the cascades. this is mostly high elevation snow. snow morning in denver and this will make its way and stay north of minneapolis and northern good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. skies are clearing with the help of gusty winds. mild temperatures, upper 50s, low 60s today. the wind gusting to 30 miles an hour, bringing in colder air. you'll feel it tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, we're back in the mild zone. 55 degrees and sunny skies. rain drops falling on thursday. then gusty winds friday. they'll increase and bring in
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the cold for the weekend. morning temperatures right around freezing. highs in the 40s saturday and sunday. have a great day. this morning on "make your today," more of our pay it forward series and savannah, it's your turn. >> all love the holidays, one of the best times of the year and filled with excitement and joy and for a lot of people it's filled with sadness, especially those coping with loss. you guys know my father died suddenly when i was 16 years old and i will never forget how hard that first christmas was so with that in mind i wanted to reach out to a family going through a loss, hopefully to brighten their holidays a little bit and help create them some new memories. >> for me one of the biggest events in my life was losing my dad when i was 16 years old.
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i really have a heart for people who have lost someone or somebody who is grieving. you wish you could hug those peel. you wish you could say i understand, and when you lose somebody, the holidays take on this whole new significance. this is the first christmas for the hoban family without their beloved mother. tom hoban's wife jen, mother to meg answer, katie and t.j., lost her battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. how has this year been? how has this kind of adjustment been? >> it's definitely rough, but we have a lot of family members and friends who are helping, and we always know she's still with us. >> how about for you, t.j.? >> i feel like t.j. everybody else has a parent and you're here with just one but you get through it. >> and also trying to get through a new routine without her. >> i remember when my dad passed away, the first christmas was really hard because he did love
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christmas so much and his birthday was on christmas, and are you looking forward to christmas, or is there a part of you that it's a little bit hard to? >> it's going to be a little bit rough because we'd always open up the family presents in the morning with mom and she's not going to be there. >> there will always be a huge void without jen. she would want us to laugh and have fun and not -- just to remember and not be sad. >> the tom turned to the comfort zone camp, a nonprofit that provides support nationwide for children who have lost a parent or sibling. ♪ rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ♪ >> what we're going to do is go around in a circle and say a one-word pulse check for where we're at right now to how we're feeling. >> connected. >> fantastic. >> happy. >> loved. >> eger. >> peaceful. >> blessed. >> honored. >> i thought it was really helpful like you're not only one going through all this. there's other people there, too. >> megan, what are some of your favorite christmas memories i
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have? >> the cooking of my mom. she passed on so many recipes and to make our fatty mashed potatoes for thanksgiving and christmas. >> i think we can also say it was our mom's favorite holiday. >> i really just wanted to reach out and connect with this family, and i hope give them some happy memories on what's going to be a hard year. >> so i invited the hoban kids to hang out behind the scenes in an exclusive tour. >> real 71. >> that's so cool. >> to get a view most people don't get to see. >> the you guys, that's awesome. you're here on a good day. >> what they didn't know is that we had a huge superstar on our set today, adele. >> we're going to be hearing from adele in just a little while. >> she's right over there. you stand right here and she will walk right through there. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> we brought them in and she got to see adele perform. ♪ that was a million years ago [ applause ] >> after the show we decided to go across the street to the top of the rock. >> this is so cool. >> and i just think there's something really exhilarating about taking in a view like that. okay. one, two, three, smile. >> but you guys want to be my guests next week when we do the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting? >> oh, yes. >> will you come with us? >> yes. >> sure. >> one week later they returned to the tree lighting. >> does it look smaller or bigger than you thought? >> i think it looks -- it's smaller but it's fatter than i thought. >> it is, it is fatter. >> a drizzly evening did not dampen their excitement. >> i never saw it but i was going to be even skating on the rink and now i'm going to be walking across it.
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>> i think there's like 45,000 lights, yeah, and if one goes out they all go out. no, i'm kidding. >> it gets you in the christmas spirit instantaneously and everybody singing "joy to the world." ♪ joy to the world >> to seat lights come up on the tree and it's just an awesome moment. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> i hope it becomes, you know, one of their new favorite family memories. >> thanks, savannah! >> i love that. >> so sweet. >> a great family, and the kids are darling and a testament to their father and their mother who raised them so well and so it was just so neat to be with them. >> the camp, too, the group where they get together. >> it was great and the kids were actually honest. they weren't sure at first if they wanted to do it and then they were so happy that they did so our love to them for the
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holidays. natalie, you get to go tomorrow. >> tomorrow i get to introduce you to an amazing woman i've noefr known for good morning. i'm tracy davidson. a windy tuesday. let's get the details with meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> we're going to blow through this day. the clouds have blown out of the picture after the rain ended overnight. look at the wind. in the city we've seen winds 20 miles an hour, now gusting to 30 in reading and up to 35 in the pocono mountains. steady wind out of the west-northwest 20, 25 miles an hour. arch temperatures will peak in
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the low 60s. >> let's check in with katy zachary who has our traffic. >> still slow on the schuylkill expressway. between the blue route and vine it will take you 35, 36 minutes. here is evidence of that. a lot of volume. no crashes on either direction of the schuylkill headed into philadelphia or out of philadelphia. just a lot of volume as well as on 95 and the blue route. tracy? the stalemate in pennsylvania could soon force some schools to close. credit rating say it's not sure that pennsylvania will be able to repay its debts. some districts that could be impacted include philadelphia, reading and bethlehem. going blue for the season of lights. i'm tracy davidson. now back to the "today" show.
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these are a few of my favorite things. >> we're back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning, the 15th of december, 2015. a couple of notable moments. first, the ladies are wearing jet their sleeveless dresses. >> yes. >> on the 15th of december, and another notable look moment. that is cam, rising star in the world of country music. our elf this morning on the plaza collecting toys as part of our annual toy drive. >> very nice.
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>> and she will step inside and perform in our next hour. >> looking forward to that. >> also ahead, we'll celebrate the man who has been the heart of this show for 35 years, mr. willard scott. he is irreplace able. we're all wearing red carnations in his honor, as you can see. our crowd is holding red carnations for willard as well, and some smuckers swag, and we are going to check in with willard in a bit. >> after section decades in the business willard will enjoy retirement and we'll take back a look at his remarkable career and lined up a few surprises for him as well. let us get to the weather and for that we've got dylan here. >> the eastern half the country still enjoying some very warm temperatures. we do have some snow but it's all out west. looking for the rockies and up to the northern plains and upper midwest to see some of the snow showers today, and we're also looking for some snow in denver causing delays at airport. eastern half, enjoy the temperatures in the 60s and 70s
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once again today. tomorrow the rain inches closer to the northeast. it will set up shop through the gulf coast and scattered showers and even a thunderstorm good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. skies are clearing with the help of gusty winds. mild temperatures, upper 50s, low 60s today. the wind gusting to 30 miles an hour, bringing in colder air. you'll feel it tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, we're back in the mild zone. 55 degrees and sunny skies. rain drops falling on thursday. then gusty winds friday. they'll increase and bring in the cold for the weekend. morning temperatures right around freezing. highs in the 40s saturday and sunday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you very much. up next we, ear going to say a big thank you to our dear friend willard scott, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. [ dog barks ]
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pack now at 8:35, and we're ready to honor and celebrate our beloved uncle willard as he retires after an incredible 65 years at nbc. >> started out as an nbc page back in 1950 and was connected with this show from the very beginning. >> i love the "today" show and love my job so much. >> willard is the heart and soul of the "today" show. >> let's see what's happening in your world. >> i always try to get your goat. just people laugh by making them feel good and that's important. >> he was first bozo the clown. >> ronald mcdonald. >> i don't think a lot of people realized. he created the clown character ronald mcdonald.
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>> he's in the marrow and the dna of this show. when i think of willard scott, i just think of joy. >> funny. >> real. >> born showman. >> he's entertaining and warm, and he's endearing. he cares. he represents the tradition of the show all in one lovable package. >> to me -- >> uncle willard. how are you? >> he is a mentor. he's a friend, and he is literally my second dad. >> from the inception of the "today" show willard scott was part of the weather and part of the "today" show. >> let me get the weather bureau here. >> dave garrowway would stand in front of a giant chalkboard map and a meteorologist from the u.s. weather bureau in washington, d.c. telling dave where all the weather systems were and the nbc page who connected the very first phone call was willard scott. >> washington's loss is the nation's gain. willard scott, joining the "today" family this morning for the first time. >> a nice shot in the my little career. >> and of course, he became the
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beloved uncle willard across this country. >> i think that shook them up a little bit. >> and, boom, willard comes. >> willard is such a character. of course, you never knew what to expect. >> we all remember when he dressed up as boy george. >> they asked me who my favorite rock star was and that's what i did. you must remember this. ♪ a kiss is just a kiss >> with will armed there are no boundaries and that's usually a good thing. >> i love you. >> boom. here's carmen miranda. >> what a privilege to have been there. they are still talking about it. >> that was one of those moments on television that became a phenomenon. >> you didn't think i had fun, you are crazy. >> he loved introducing america to america. >> willard was america in a lot of ways. >> 100,000 people on the parade route. >> during the inaugural. >> got barbara bush to come over and kissed him. >> thanks. i've been kissed by the best.
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>> raced back to george and he said i didn't know you knew willard scott, and i said i don't know willard scott. i just love that face. >> i remember smiling from ear to ear for willard at that moment. >> willard. >> he is magnetic. you are drawn to him. >> can you believe this? >> willard was doing the weather from washington, d.c., and the cherry blossoms were out, and -- and suddenly bill clinton jogs by. >> i came out to see if you wanted to jog with me today. >> i'm ready. >> willard made it cool to age. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> 103 years old today. >> 100 years old today. loves to ride his bike. >> it made you feel like he was celebrating your grandparents. >> i just love how much affection he has for the people celebrating birthdays. ♪ happy trails to you until we
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meet again ♪ >> congratulations, i love you, pal. >> congratulations on a wonderful career. >> best of luck, pal. >> i love you, willard. >> love you and wish you the best. >> nothing but best and good health to you, so much so that i get to announce your birthday on a smuckers jar. >> that is a sentiment repeat the. we love you, willard, by so many millions of americans right now. folks, all around the world. there are few other people who wanted to say how much they love you. first, as a young lady you may know, i think first lady barbara bush. >> oh, yeah. my friend. >> willard. >> i love her. >> you can't retire. i'm only 90, and who is going to announce when i get to be 100? george and i send you our very best wishes and truthfully i love that happy face.
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>> what lovely people i sgleet when she came over to kiss you during the inaugural, what did you think? >> i just passed out. the rest of the show was on automatic. >> they are such lovely people, they really are. here's the moment. i -- i remember seeing this with the rest america and i went, yes! >> i've been kissed by the best. >> i've got a seven-year contract out of that kiss. >> mr. president. >> another person that wanted to say hello is another 90-year-old, 90 years young. mr. gene shallat. >> you can't retire. people will stop getting 100 years old. 65 years ago at nbc you started as a page, and now you're closing the book after some 12,000 more days on "today." that's a lot of mornings. anyhow, happy retirement, willard. we love you.
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>> i don't know where all this retirement. i said i'm expiring, not retiring. i'm going -- you better change the locks on that door. i've retired twice before, you know. >> it hasn't taken yet. and as mate said you made aging cool and the folks at smuckers gave you that platform and tim smuckers wanted to say happy retirement. >> what a lovely -- >> willard, for more than 0 years you've been a cherished member move our schmucker family. we have greatly appreciated you being the voice of smuckers and all you have done to buildled birthday and anniversary segment into such an iconic part of the "today" show, and we look forward to continuing this great tradition on "today." so from the entire schmucker family we wish you the very best. thanks, willard. >> thank you, willard. >> wow. >> that's pretty nice. >> they are the nicest people you could ever rock for and our
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first sponsor was hallmark cards. i remember going out to kansas city and disney sponsored it had for one year. >> did you ever think the birthdays would be as big as they became? >> are you kidding. happy birthday. >> the well, over i think 40,000 birth days, a heck of a legacy, my friend, and speaking of legacy. smait back in the plaza with a little honor we wanted to bestow. >> willard, take a look at this. we do the show at the studio here between 48th and 49th street on rockefeller plaza. no longer, because we are, thanks to the mayor of this city, bill de blasio renaming rockefeller plaza on this particular block this morning willard scott way. >> willard scott way. >> that's very nice. >> that's very nice. >> congratulations, pal. >> i love that so much. had more fun up there with the
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police, beautiful police department, the macy's parade, all the good things that we did. it's terrific. >> it's a heck of a legacy and you guys have -- have a little cake down there? >> yeah, we've got cake and got some champagne. willard, you know, i think you can count on one hand the number of people in the history of broadcasting who touched as many people of as many different generations as you have. you've shared your warmth and kindness with an entire nation. i know it's with great appreciation. people all across this country are wishing you the best today. on a personal note though, willard, i want to say thanks for caring so much about all of us. thanks for being the first one who has welcomed all of us to this show on our first days and also for being there with a hug or a pat on the back when times were good or bad. willard, every time we've seen each other over the past 20 years plus i've been here, we've greeted each other with a hug and a kiss, and while i'm not thereto today, as i raise a glass to you, i'm going ask al to be my surrogate hugger and
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kisser and say it is with a huge hug and kiss that we all say willard, thank you and good bless you. >> cheers, willard. >> god bless. >> thank you and god bless you. >> we love. >> just a couple of people, nanette, our field producer. she passed away. we loved her so much and nancy fields. >> your nancy. >> dear nancy, was my assistant producer, officer manager, and she was fantastic, and my old friend eddie walker, my partner on radio and he just pass the away three weeks ago. >> i wanted to bring this to you, willard, it's something i found in an antique shop, and i knew this was to be for you. it's a radio -- a radio i.d. >> this is nbc, the national broadcasting company. >> this is for you, my friend. i love you. >> oh, thank you. >> you have been my second dad, and i could not -- i would not
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be here without you. i love you so much. >> well, i appreciate that. are you going to buy me dinner? >> i'm going to buy you dinner. >> and we've got -- we've got special cupcakes for you. >> oh, boy. >> with your face on them. >> oh, my lord. >> that will be delicious. >> we'll try those a little later. >> what do you mean a little later? >> the sun came out. >> the sun will come out tomorrow. >> oh. what's your favorite song and what's the song that you always do? >> my song. ♪ happy trails >> wait a minute. >> are we off the air? >> no, we're not off yet. >> well, forget. >> i'm going to be fading off into the sunset after 130 years at nbc and i'm going over yonder. >> all right. where's beyonder? >> over yonder. >> are you ready? >> ready. ♪ happy trails to you until we
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meet again ♪ ♪ happy trails to you ♪ keep smiling until then >> here's to willard scott. >> cheers, willard. >> cheers. >> we love you. we love that face. >> and we wish willard and his whole familiar lit very best. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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back at 8:48. on "today food" a new critic criticizing some of the biggest chefs. >> the sam, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. >> her name is julep molton, only 7 but when it comes to food she knows what she likes.
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everything is on the line at new york city's famed star. one of the most revered kitchens in the countries is preparing to be critiqued by one of the food scene's youngest and most sophisticated pal sglaet tonight we have our sheep's milk ravioli with black truffle butter. >> are you nervous? >> i am a little nervous, not going to lie. >> although she's not the most feared food critic. >> i love this. >> i like the tuna and it's really soft. >> good, right? >> she's certainly the tiniest. this is 7-year-old julep, diminutive in stature. >> it has a lot of flavor to it. >> but big in opinions. >> not oversglookd this has truffle butter, see all the little pieces of truffle. what do you think? smells pretty great, huh? >> i don't know what truffle butters are. >> julien is the daughter of "bon appetite" deputy editor
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andrew knowlton. >> where did the idea come to bring her into the restaurant review process. >> parted of my job is eating out and basically reviewing restaurants and i wanted julep to see what i do. i think people who eat and enjoy food are happy people. >> the oysters with daniel ballew. >> this is from in. >> ooh, la, la, superb. >> tasted just how i wanted. just in the middle. perfect. >> and i always try to get her to use her words, but most important at the end of the day is to make her feel good and does it get her excited? >> what do you hope she takes away from the experience. >> when i see julep there's a whole generation of eaters not raised on fast food and eating salad. >> interesting that keeps the kiddie menu at bay, huh? >> tasty, flavory, salty. >> i see we like a lot of
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flavor. >> mm-hmm. >> and it's crunchy. >> mm-hmm. >> a little salty, and really healthy for you. >> food is a window into every single culture and i think julep respects that and can respect the world through food. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> puts my kids to shame. >> she was really great. >> tries everything. >> got to be expensive having a 7-year-old food critic. >> i've never seen so many oysters like that. >> all in love with her name, julep. >> does her dad have tips for other parents who might want to -- maybe not oysters but to be more exploretive. >> she eats whatever they eve. there's no kids food and when you do that from the very beginning that's what becomes normal for them. >> didn't work with my kids. >> what can you do? >> sam, thank you very much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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thousands of people came out today to run the race for retirement. so we asked them... are you completely prepared for retirement? okay, mostly prepared? could you save 1% more of your income? it doesn't sound like much, but saving an additional 1% now,
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could make a big difference over time. i'm going to be even better about saving. you can do it, it helps in the long run. prudential bring your challenges 15 days from new year's eve and we'll check it out. we have the number 16 as in 2016 here on the plaza. >> the final stop before it makes its way to times square. these numbers are seven feet tall right there. >> phillips, by the way, sponsored the more than 200 bright lights on them and the ball in times square.
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>> over here. >> this is the wishing wall right here. >> times square and people write their wishes on a piece of confetti and this comes down in times square. that's cool. >> we've got a job to do. we'll write our wishes. >> i know. >> get ready to blow away and tweet your new year's wish that will get to the celebration as well. >> hoping for a white christmas. >> that's not going to happen. >> didn't you say it will be in the 50s christmas week here. >> yes. it's not going to be cold on christmas. >> what do you guys have coming up? >> i have my pay it forward, our series, of course. we highlighted. yours is tomorrow and i pay it forward to a woman who impacted my life after meeting for just a few minutes. >> and grammy nominated country star cam will be performing for us. >> she was our elf a couple minutes ago and now will be performing as we say, meaning us, good-bye on this tuesday morning. let's take one more shot at our
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dear friend or of our dear friend willard scott and the newly named willard scott way during
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good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. good morning, bill. >> good morning, tracy. strong, gusty winds. wind mills on top of lincoln financial field. notice that the camera is shaking in the gusty winds. winds are now at 20 miles an hour. allentown, atlantic city,
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17-mile-an-hour winds in philadelphia. it's still mild. 59 at this hour. 60 in atlantic city. we'll see enough sunshine for temperatures to peak in the low 60s today. steady wind stays with us right through this afternoon. philadelphia police are investigating two stabbings that happened in center city. this was the scene around walnut where police say a man was stabbed in the hand. he is expected to be okay. one was slashed in the face at 21st and arch. trying to figure out if the two incidents are connected. so far, no arrests. police are investigating the cause of a house fire in the germantown section. it broke out at 5:30 at the corner of west 56th avenue a. if you want coverage beginning january 1st today is the deadline to enroll in a new plan or change an existing plan.
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if you opt to pass on health insurance in 2016, be aware of the penalty. kenney tapped -- he will run the city's law department if approved. assistant u.s. attorney graduated from northeast high school. i'm tracy davidson. another update in about 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 news app.
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this morning on "today's take," the "star wars" premiere, the frenzy at a fevered pitch as hollywood rolls out the red carpet and country try sing we are a little name and a big voice. cam is here. plus, we're throwing a cocktail party with delicious apps and drinks and you're invited coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, tuesday, december 15, 2015, a bit sweet morning as we celebrate the legacy of willard scott and look at that, a special honor with the help of mayor de blasio in
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new york city. we have renamed our plaza between 48th and 49th street here in midtown manhattan. willard scott way. >> such a touching tribute earlier this morning and al's a lucky one and gets to spend some time down in virginia with our good friend willard scott. i know, al, a second father and to all of us uncle willy and means so much after 35 years. we love him and miss him already. >> well, he's not going anywhere yet. >> i know, i know. >> well, we're going to catch up with that. >> we'll catch up with you in a few minutes. what a great legacy. the legacy of your career and life as you made people happy and made people smile. >> there is no better job or reason to live. all the quotes, maya angelou on and how you treat them and talk about willard scott, his career and magnificent smile and all
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the celebrities who praise him but in the end it's all the people around here who remember how he would pat you on the back and treat you. >> beautiful person. >> barbara bush said that well. i just love that face. i think that's how the whole country feels about willard scott. >> oh, yes. >> catch up with willard and al in a couple minute. other big news, "star wars" premiere. the movie is three days away and had the premiere last night. >> yeah. >> "star wars, the force awakens" now the hollywood. >> wow. >> that has us gone crazy. >> our knockoff j.j. abrams. >> c3po what are you redding and that was the question. mark hamill and carrie fisher and steven spielberg, j.j. abrams, all the stars of the film. 38 years now after the original. guys, some of the opening weekend forecast are saying it could generate film between 150 to $200 million domestically. >> i think it will be more than
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that. >> eventually between almost $2 billion worldwide. will push "avatar" and all the records of box office. we won't be surprise federal this is the biggest grossing move of all time. >> i'm so surprised to see it. my kids counting down, basically on the calendar circled. waiting for this. >> we'll be away on vacation so we'll hope to go to a smaller theser. >> good luck with that. >> basically your kids will see it spring break. >> we'll see it this coming weekend. >> oh, man. the red carpet preme, i was following twitter last night from the people who were there, and ava duvernay and other people said they have never seen a red carpet like it. the longest red carpet they had ever seen and just one star after the other and then the droids. everything about it. >> have your kids caught up on it, watched all of them? >> we watched the three originals and then we watched the jar jar binks one and i stopped there because i saw george's face go -- >> the next two are really
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gooded. >> all right. >> they are. >> but i think you need to see the bad to truly appreciate the good. >> yeah. >> if you have the time. it's a compare and contra. so, therefore, when you finally see this, you'll just jump. >> not that the we're giving anything away. everybody basically james out and said jay j.j. did it >> the interview that aired sunday, he talked about the pressure and, you know, just knowing that the expectations are so high, but, you know, stepping up to that challenge because we're all so protective of "star wars" and obviously he did it. >> reinvigorated the "star trek" trans. i love what he did with those movies, yeah. >> what else do you think of the outfit, 38 years ago that generated this excitement and the same level if not more four decades later, i mean, the power of that brand all the way through generations, it's amazing. >> and now our kids are watching this and it still hands to the test of time.
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>> yeah. >> look at that picture on the screen. >> incredible. >> that's iconic. >> do you remember when you saw it. >> i was on camp buoy, fort worth, texas with my church group who went to see it. i think it was 1977. >> '77. >> i remember the marquee. that's what a imprint it made, and wanting to be princess leia >> yeah. >> talk about the toy, that's going to be the hot one. >> already. >> were you too young for the first one. >> in the womb. >> but my dad did take me to "emtire strikes back," that one i remember. >> we'll be talking about that. and also tonight it's the big gop debate. the last of the year and appropriately i think las vegas because this is certainly turning into a brawl. it's serious in nation because it's the person that will lead our country because the aesthetics and theatrics around this certainly getting interesting. new polling out, "washington post"/abc poll shows donald trump now with his largest lead over the republican rivals on
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the stage tonight. 38% right now saying they would support trump. ted cruz at 15% and marco rubio and ben carson each with 12%. now at an event last night donald trump apparently heckled by protesters who were escorted out by security. there's video we aired as well this morning during the news, and you see this. got very ugly. there was some hateful rhetoric being yelled out by people there. we don't know, you know, obviously who these people were, but it got very ugly which is the concern so many have with some of what trump is saying on the campaign trail that's not only been criticized by democrats but his fellow republicans as well. yesterday trump also released his personal physician's i guess statement on his health, if you can call it that. it was released by the campaign. the letter starts out, quote, to whom my concern.
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went viral on social media. the doctor identified as harold borstein and said if elected mr. trump, i can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to presidency. you might imagine this went viral as well. the rhetoric we hear from donald trump, i will the best president ever. i will be all things possible so this language from this doctor sh the doctor goes on to say physical strength and stamina are stroorksd and in his recent lap test results were astoni astonishingly incredible. >> who sees an "snl" sketch? >> okay, donald, bend over and cough. >> whoa. >> that is one powerful cough. >> i didn't say that coming. >> i didn't know you were going that way. >> it's waiting to happen. >> you're like the doctor who gave them their exam. >> full proctologist. >> tina and amy will have fun with that one. >> for the record, the lennox
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hospital based in new york released a statement reacted -- released a statement on twitter saying that those are the doctor's words, not a statement from the hospital. >> right. >> a little distance between them and the medical findings. >> wow. >> oh, my goodness. all right. well, it is a holiday season. we're talking about gifts now. and sometimes it's hard to figure out what to get your co-workers, right? >> it's tough. >> no. >> it can be, because you want to get something that speaks to your relationship but, you know, you don't want to splurge too much and you look like you're buying them and then you don't want to go too cheap. >> duct tape. >> duct tape. >> duct tape as a gift. >> it's terrible. >> depends on what you do. >> a giant heart-shaped box of candy from valentine's day. >> inappropriate for two reasons. >> and it's old, have from valentine's day. >> a picture of a bear, homemade sausages.
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what are you talking about. some of the most unusual gifts according to career builder and did a survey and some of the most -- >> someone gave -- i can see homemade sausage. >> a bowling ball. >> homemade sausage. >> i don't want to know what goes into that sausage. >> we like munch on everybody's -- >> homemade cooky is a different story. >> enjoy bowling, that's a great gift. >> i enjoy bowling. >> do you have a bowling league or bowling club. >> do you bowl. >> i would like a bowling ball. a little late now. >> shoes. let's get back to what we're celebrating this morning and willard scott. >> the got our red corsage in his honor. >> retiring after 65 years on nbc, 35 years on this show and more than 35,000 birthday announcements and al is down there with him. al, take it away, sir. >> we're with a guy, as i've said, is my second dad. 65 years with nbc. i mean, are you kind of -- it's really flown by.
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>> unbelieve. a for you it's flown by. for me it's dragged on forever. i've had a great time. i am not unhappy with any of it. i started with rca, you know, the dog nipper. >> not hitler. >> hitler's not a dog. >> anyway. see, i don't hear -- i've got a hearing problem. anyway, i love my job and i lost people i work, always have. >> you were a big star here in washington, wrc. >> that's right. >> and then -- >> very wealthy man, too. >> bozo the clown. >> yes. >> ronald mcdonald, the president for two years. >> i missed that had, for two years. you were president of the united states. i missed that part and then you came to the "today" show and people weren't ready. led nation -- nobody -- they had never -- the sun has come out now, just for us. >> and it's on your beautiful head. >> thank you very much. you passed that on to me, i really appreciate that. but, really, i mean, you've made
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such an impact it's got to be a pretty good feeling. >> i don't know how much time we've government love this story. in the elevator, going down the nbc elevator and an engineer was there and just the two of us. i was in the studio the first day you were on the air. he said i thought they had lost their mirngsd and i said, well, thank you very much. he said, you know, my mother in brooklyn is crazy about you. i said, that's it. i don't care about engineers. i care about his mother in brooklyn. i went out and bought a house the next day. >> well, you have -- you made such an impact and such a difference in people's lives, not to said least minute. i love you. >> we do all right, don't we? >> yeah, we to. >> one day i'm going to be absolutely thrilled because you're going to pick up the check. i can't wait for that moment. >> willard scott, who loss of you, baby. >> you bet. >> my matt lauer haircut. >> one more time. >> kiss me, you fool. >> that's the best. >> that's sweet. >> so sweet.
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>> guys, back to you. >> al, willard, thank you so much. i think i speak for the whole country when i say we're going to miss willard scott. >> dylan is in this morning for al as he spends time with willard. >> how do you follow two weathermen like that, right in the cheers to willard. certainly will miss you. a look at what's going on across the country. we've got record high temperatures likely across the eastern half of the country. today in central park we've already hit 68 degrees. hit that at 12:00 in morning. philadelphia should make it to 69 today and see records through delaware and into new jersey. we're looking at highs about 15 to 20 degrees above average today. tomorrow we're still on warm side and thursday we're on the warm side. we will start to cool off a bit as we go into the upcoming weekend as temperatures go from the 60s back down into the 40s and 50s and even 30s up near buff loy and right back into the above average temp tires as we go into nex
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. skies are clearing with the help of gusty winds. mild temperatures, upper 50s, low 60s today. the wind gusting to 30 miles an hour, bringing in colder air. you'll feel it tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, we're back in the mild zone. 55 degrees and sunny skies. rain drops falling on thursday. then gusty winds friday. they'll increase and bring in the cold for the weekend. morning temperatures right around freezing. highs in the 40s saturday and sunday. have a great day. forecast. guys is. >> thanks. we'll talk to you in a bit. in the spirit of the holidays tamron pays it forward honoring a woman whose compassion has inspired
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the lutheran settlement house, a nonprofit that dedicated its whole existence to families who are facing you have to situations from homelessness to domestic violence. when i heard karen's story i immediately knew i wanted to pay it forward to karen in the biggest brightest way possible. >> i'm always here to support you and help you. >> the rochelle pryor and her five children have been living in a shelter for the last eight months but her kids are happy and healthy thanks to a program called the homeless health initiative. >> good job. >> run by the children's hospital of philadelphia. >> when people think about homelessness, what they typically think about are chronically ill homeless men laying on the streets. most people don't think about this invisible population which are families and children. the program provides free medical care, even yoga to thousands of those families living in emergency housing. >> we know that there are so
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many little ones in the shelter that have medical issues that won't be addressed if we don't pay attention to the health k care. >> karen hudson has led the program for the last 15 years bringing high quality health care to those who need it most. >> this is your life's work, your life's passion. what drew you to this. >> when i took over leading the program it became my passion because it's families and children. who wants to see them experiencing homelessness. who wants to see them having the difficult time that they are having. >> karen recently endured a tragic loss of her own. her 26-year-old son, a police officer and firefighter, was fatally shot earlier this year. >> i know that you are were and are incredibly proud of your son and as you walk into shelters to help is he right there in spirit with you? >> he is, my dear son.
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he was so community-minded and he just -- he garnered that spirit for giving back to communities and i just think that life is really about this dash. what are we doing during the time we're here. >> karen's courage is contagious. it's her strength and compassion that inspired me to pay it forward. without her knowing i enlisted the help of the mural art organization to create a mural in honor of karen and her son mark inside the lutheran settlement house where karen's team works. >> artist eric spent over 70 hours painting and installing this masterpiece. >> bring it over to the right more. >> with the help of mark's fellow police officers and firefighte firefighters. >> hoerks my gosh.
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>> it's to pay it forward because you have paid so much forward to everyone. >> i wanted to honor you and pay it forward, so eric's art sift here and i want to show you something. one, two, three. >> and i was terrified. wouldn't to pay it forward. >> mark is still bigger than life, and i'm just overjoyed seeing him living forever. >> sweet. >> karen hudson continues to be a source of strength in her community. she even created an award in her mother's name to honor homeless women who are striving to keep
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their families safe and healthy. if you would like to know more about the homeless health initiative and the lutheran settlement house logon to she is so amazing. and she kept telling us she didn't want to be surprised and i said it's not a surprise, it's a pay it forward, but what you can't see in the shot, all the way up, several floors, there were police officers and firefighters that had come out and lined that building to support mark and karen. >> i love what she said, too, about we only have so much time on the earth, what do you do with it. >> make your mark. >> talking about that with willard this morning and this time of the year, but blessings to you, miss hudson. you are brilliant, and thank you to all of those officers and fire fighters who showed up. god bless you. we're back after this. if you struggle you're certainly not alone. fortunately, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers.
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and 40 to 50% off star wars apparel, home and games! kohl's good morning. i'm vai sikahema. a few minutes before 9:30. gusty winds outside today. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> we saw those winds first thing this morning when we went on air at 4:00. they're stronger now. they'll stay with us through the afternoon. we have sunshine. still pretty mild outside, too. winds of 32 miles an hour now in philadelphia, gusting to 35 miles an hour in mt. holly. temperatures holding for now at 59 degrees. 55 in south philadelphia and roxborough. temperatures will move up a little bit. low 60 is the as warm as it will
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get today and dropping down to 57 this afternoon. possible child predator tried to walk away with two children from a daycare center outside the daycare in the logan section of the city. one child was headed to daycare. the other two were waiting on a ride to school. that's when a man walked up and told her he's the guy who takes the children to school. they started walking away. she noticed that they were walking in the wrong direction. she ran after them and called police. hunters can participate in the annual controlled deer hunt at brandywine creek state park. environmental control sanctions the hunt every year to stop habitat damage caused by the deer. i'm vai sick heema. another update in 25 minutes.
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you can always get the latest on the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show.
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taking a look at headlines. the federal reserve begins its last meeting of the year today, and it is a big one. the fed is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for the first tame in almost a decade when the meeting wraps up tomorrow. the key short-term interest rate has been close to zero since december of 2008 when the country slid into a recession. a rate hike would signal confidence in the u.s. economy. expected to be one of the holiday's hottest gifts with you a new federal policy will require people to register their drones with the faa and pay $5 fee. penalties for failing to register could reach more than $27,000. the new rules are designed to help curb the growing dangers that drones pose to commercial aircraft, and can you soon find a link to the drone registry on the faa's website.
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a new stud frecanada provides more information on the link between anti-depressants and autism. the risk is doubled if they take the class of anti-depressants including zoloft and paxil during the second and third trimester of pregnancy and no impact was found during the first trimester. women taking anti-depressants during pregnancy, researchers found they have a one-half of 1% increase in having an autistic child. if you haven't mailed off your holiday packages just yet and you want it to get there before christmas, you're running out of time. according to a report in "the wall street journal" took an average of seven days longer than last year for orders placed on cyber monday to arrive. free shipping is at least partially to blame as retailers tend to choose slower and cheaper ways to ship those packages. call it the calm before the storm. santa's helpers are having a little fun before their busiest
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week of the year. more than 300 surfing santas hit the waves in australia today, and they say they shattered the guinness record for the world's biggest surfing lesson. since it is only a lesson, didn't matter if santa had any trouble staying upright on the board. hang 10, santa. a check of the weather now from dylan. >> feel like they could have done that up and down the east coast. doesn't feel like christmas around here with temperatures running 15 to 20 degrees above average. where it is going to be snowy, that's in denver where visibility has been reduced. lots of delays at denver airport. northern plains in the upper midwest will see that snow eventually start to move in and tomorrow north dakota and north and south dakota where we'll see a few inches of snow good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. skies are clearing with the help of gusty winds. mild temperatures, upper 50s, low 60s today. the wind gusting to 30 miles an
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hour, bringing in colder air. you'll feel it tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, we're back in the mild zone. 55 degrees and sunny skies. rain drops falling on thursday. then gusty winds friday. they'll increase and bring in the cold for the weekend. morning temperatures right around freezing. highs in the 40s saturday and sunday. have a great day. and that's your latest forecast. tamron? >> hey, dylan, how are you. come up to my party. it's my tuesday trend, and you know what i call this area my -- what's going on, everybody? willie, you at my club? hey. we're celebrating. willie doesn't know how to kwan but natalie knows how to whip and nae-nae. this is our "pop fix" space and now my cocktail party so come on in and i have with me some awesome people. kate, my assistant, alex morgan, but most important you need a good chef and i have with me the chef and owner of my favorite res trarngts one of them, pig and cow, and we also have a
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bartender that's very hand some with the brooklyn beard, ben, baroosh, the restaurant manager and leah's fiance. we've got couples. thanks for coming to my party. you look like you're having fun. >> alex is at the bar. >> always one guest who never leaves the bar. >> okay. and so i asked leah and ben to help us out. do a little cocktail party, 12 or fewer people, maybe some co-workers and maybe your neighbors, the people you carpool and help shuttle kids around. this is for you. so you've got some ideas for us. >> yes. >> okay. what do we have here? >> this is some easy, fun, party appetizers. >> okay. >> and so you can do everything in advance so you can party with your friends. >> because that's key. you don't want to be cooking and preparing things. you want to party. >> right. you want to have time to spend. >> you've got chicken here. >> and what's that. >> coconut milk. >> use canned coconut milk. >> some fish sauce.
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a little tumeric boweder. >> and the key is it looks like you did a lot of work but because of the flavor and leah is good with exotic spices that you can find at any grocery store but you're not just hanging over the oven. >> and can you find everything in the grocery store. >> marinate is for how long? >> overnight if you want the flavors to come in and we put them on secures and the secures are soaking for at least 30 minutes because you don't want them to burn. >> all of that is prepping and you do other things. put that on the grill, grill them in the pan and put them there and three to four minutes on each side and you're done. >> this will all be on what's the sauce? >> peanut sauce, and it's very simple and can you headache it in advance. so it probably takes ten minutes. >> perfect. >> and the night before. >> again on our website. >> a shrimp cocktail, my version of the shrimp cocktail. the shrimp is marinated in garlic, cilantro and/. do it the night before, marinate it, and then we'll make the cocktail sauce and put the shrimp on. >> shrimp on the barbie.
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>> and the time it takes to cook the shrimp you can make the sauce. >> what's in the sauce, sricha and sweet chilli sauce. >> natalie turned around. >> i like using the canned tomato paste because it has a very strong tomato flavor which is important in a cocktail sauce. >> i like this. i don't like when you have to bite three and four times at a cocktail party, got my handbag and drink. i want to hit it and go, hit it and go. >> and then you have the sliders. >> pork, a little sricha mayo. >> and i asked ben to make us a drink. you should really do a couple of wines and one good cocktail so you're not mixing drinks all night. what's in this one, ben is >> we made a batch cocktail so you don't have to mix drinks all night, with begin. festive party occasion, top it off with prosecco and keep it afford whabl you're topping it off.
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>> like under 10 bucks. >> easily. >> simple cocktail party. you know what, the people in your neighborhood, maybe not do the progressive dinner do, this and i vite them over. i'm going to fire my deejay because i was expecting hip-hop because i was going to hit that kwon and next party,, what do we have? going to have country's next big superstar and we'll catch up with the singing sensation right with the singing sensation right after this. ( ♪ ) just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets, and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip, and a bark away. right now, save 50% on the gift of the week. right now, save 50%
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attention of miley cyrus, co-writing the break-up anthem "maybe you're right" for cyrus' album "bangers." since then she's released her own "welcome to cam country." cam's first single "my miss take" was teached by "billboard" earlier this year as one of tomorrow's hits. ♪ i've been sleepwalking >> and her chart-topping second single "burning house" has climbed all the way to number four on billboard's hot country song. cam was even selected as one of cmt's next women of country. now, she's joining brad paisley on the road for his crushing it world tour in 2016. as she continues to crush it herself with the release of her debut album and a grammy nomination. >> cam is with us now. cam, good morning. >> good morning. that was really nice watching all that. >> well, it's got to be a little bit crazy for you.
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not long ago you were making that plea on kick starter. i think it's a good measure of how far you've come. a few years ago you attended the grammys, a friend of yours got tickets and you sat in the back of the house and here you are nominated this year. >> yeah. it's like slowly sinking in. it's actually sinking in. even more, you guys doing it to me. >> "burning house" i love that song. you actually caught on fire, your dress. >> well, we were very safe and did flame retardant everything and had a flaming cocktail moment. >> sgloempt where it kivon exploded. the girl's hand was okay but it dropped on the train of the dress. >> and was like on fire. >> and your first instinct is to run and if i run the fire comes with me, so don't run, and like the fireman, stampout training exercise for all the guys kind of working with the city fire department so it was really cool. >> glad you survived the video shoot. great video and want you to be
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safe first. 2010, thinking about going to graduate school for psychology, was it? >> yes. >> but then you decided to go to nashville instead. >> yeah. >> tell me about that decision. why did you do it? >> well, i talked with my professor at the time, and i -- i said i'm considering going into music. it's been a hobby for a long time but i kind of feel like i should go into that. what do you think i should do? doing pretty well at psychology and she said picture yourself 80 years old looking back on your life and what would you regret not having done, music or psychology, and i was like, okay, i'm going to go with music. >> you took your shot and it's paying off. >> absolutely. >> well, boy, is it ever paying off because come on in here, we've got a special surprise. "burning house" now is certified platin platinum. there you go. >> am i allowed to swear on tv. >> yellow roses because yellow
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is your favorite color. >> holy smokes. i'm always wearing yellow. >> what does this mean? >> this means i don't have to explain myself at christmas. everybody is like we know what you do for a living. >> all have you to do is care they around with you. >> i'll just carry with it me everywhere i go. hard work from so many people. makes me so happy and so proud. >> we're happy for you. >> thank you. >> and we'll see next why this is a platinum introducing kisses deluxe chocolates.
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you close ♪ ♪ and the two of us went up in smoke ♪ ♪ love isn't all that it seems ♪ i did you wrong ♪ i'll stay here with you until this dream is gone ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking, been wondering all night ♪ ♪ trying to take what's lost and broke and make it right ♪ ♪ i've will be sleepwalking too close to the fire ♪ ♪ but it's the only place that i can hold you tight ♪ ♪ in this burning house ♪ i see you at a party, and you look the same ♪ ♪ i could take you back but people don't really change ♪
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♪ i wish that we could go back in time ♪ ♪ and i'd be the one you thought you'd find ♪ ♪ love isn't all that it seems ♪ i did you wrong ♪ i'll stay here with you until this dream is gone ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking, been wondering all night ♪ ♪ trying to take what's lost and broke and make it right ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking too close to the fire ♪ ♪ but it's the only place that i can hold you tight ♪ ♪ in this burning house ♪ flames are getting bigger
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now ♪ ♪ in this burning house ♪ i can hold on to you somehow in this burning house ♪ ♪ oh, and i don't wanna wake up in this burning house ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking, been wandering all night ♪ ♪ trying to take what's lost and broke and make it right ♪ ♪ i've been sleepwalking too close to the fire ♪ ♪ but it's the only place that i can hold you tight ♪ ♪ in this burning house >> the platinum single is
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"burning house" and the album is "untame." cam, thank you. we're pack in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema, just before 10:00 am. another mild day of temperatures straight ahead. let's get a look at the forecast with first alert meteorologist bill henley. hey, vai. we're starting off mild. steady wind has been gusting to 40 miles an hour. that's the biggest change today. pushing the clouds out of here. scattered clouds blowing past center city. 60 in the city. winds gusting to 28 miles an
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hour. it's not just in the city. strong, gusty winds through the region. 32-mile-an-hour winds now in mt. holly and atlantic city and gusting to 37 miles an hour at this hour in trenton. >> thank you, bill. philadelphia police are investigating two stabbings that happened early this morning in center city. this was the scene at 23rd and walnut streets around 6:00 am. police say a man was stabbed in the hand. he is expected to be okay. a short time later, someone was slashed in the face at 21st and arch streets. so far there have been no arrests. today the last day to sign up for help, insurance coverage through health today is the deadline to enroll in a new plan or change an existing plan. coverage starting january 1st. if you elect a path on health insurance in 2016, be prepared to pay up. the penalty is $695 or 2.5% of income, whichever is higher.
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i'm vai sikahema. another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. have a great day.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. i don't know. >> oh. ♪ have yourself a merry little christmas ♪ >> this is a good version. oh, no! >> all right. i won't. >> no, it is beautiful and you know what i will say something that you don't hear me saying everyday to a kathie lee song -- crank it! >> this is my


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