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missed you guys. >> missed you. >> all right. local updates throughout the morning. always get realtime news and weather on the app. >> today show starts right now. good morning. rough start. a plan to gut an independent ethics office blows up in the face of the new republican congress. the idea tabled after a course of criticism from democrats, republicans -- >> it is the dumbest friggin thing i've ever heard. >> even president-elect. the new priority dismantling obamacare. the president making a rare appearance on capitol hill today in a last-ditch effort to save his signature law. polar plunge. a fresh blast of arctic air set to impact tens of millions of people coast to coast. how low will it go where you are? al has your forecast. excessive force? an officer slams a girl to the
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ground at a north carolina high school. her outraged mother vowing to press charges. >> she's only 100 pounds. he could have killed her. >> why the disturbing video may not tell the whole story. and no dabbing. a congressman's teenage son tries to have fun during a swearing in photo opt. house speaker paul ryan having fun of it. >> you all right? do you -- can you put your hand down? >> okay, i'm sorry. >> the father got his dab free photo, and the kid, he's grounded today, wednesday, january 4th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. still happy to have katie couric
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as our guest co-host while savannah is on maternity leave. >> nice to see you, matt. the dabbing story is funny. i didn't know that much about dabbing. it's like that? >> yeah, don't do that. >> like this, right? >> yeah. >> apparently, someone told me they're teaching kids in school to do it, to sneeze into their arm so they won't spread germs. >> maybe that's what the young man was doing so we shouldn't ground him afterall. i would have had a long talking to, to that young man, had he been my son. >> he did get grounded. >> we'll talk more about that. let's get to the top story. this is turmoil and controversialshadowing the first republican-controlled congress. the battle over obamacare is heating up. hallie jackson is on capitol hill. good to see you. good morning. >> hey, matt. good morning to you and katie both. the political drama, by the way, dealing with the dueling morning meetings today. president obama and
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vice-president-elect mike pence both set to visit the hill to rally their troops over the health care law. this is the day two headline that republicans wanted to see on day one of the new session of congress, when it was a flip-flop over an ethics office that ended up stealing the spotlight. >> reporter: dueling meetings on capitol hill setting up a showdown politically. president obama and vice-president-elect mike pence. one fighting to protect the health care law. the other, trying to tear it down. >> we declare that health care in america is a privilege not for the few, but a right for everybody. today, our uninsured rate is the lowest levels on record. >> reporter: at the white house, what the president is calling a strategy session, to explain how the popular parts of the law could put the public on democrats' side. administration officials calling repeal and replace bait and switch instead. >> we ask the president-elect,
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if you repeal the aca, what are you going to do to protect these 30 million people? >> reporter: the gop has no replacement plan to announce yet, or a way to pay for it, but still ready to make good on a year's long promise to kill the law. >> the first job the new congress will have is to repeal obamacare. >> reporter: taking the first step toward it, on the first day of the new congress. it is a time line that could stretch to 2018 or beyond. >> experts say it could take years. >> reporter: a top source close to mike pence tells nbc news his meetings today are to be part pep talk and part signal to republicans, that the incoming administration has their back. it is also a counterpoint to president obama's rare trip down pennsylvania avenue. republican leaders looking for a better day two this session after a rocky start on day one. coming under fire, then scratchiscratch i -- scrapping plans to defang an ethics watchdog after backlash
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not just from the public but from colleagues. >> it is the dumbest friggin thing i've ever heard. >> when i got into office, the first phone call was from a citizen in my district that was so upset that the republican majority would have made this decision. >> reporter: president-elect trump not criticizing the move itself, just the timing of it. firing off a tweet, asking congress instead to focus on tax reform, health care and so many other things of far greater importance. adding, #drain the swamp. >> just to underscore how unusual the events of today will be on the hill today, remember, the white house is less than two miles from where i'm standing now. but the last time president obama visited the hill was july of 2015 to lobby members of congress on a trade bill. >> hallie jackson, thanks very much. the tweet aimed at house republicans wasn't the only one that president-elect trump fired off on tuesday. he also took on the u.s.
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intelligence community and the auto industry. nbc's kristen welker is at trump tower with more. hi, kristen. good morning. >> hi, katie. good morning to you. president-elect donald trump has been at odds with the intelligence community for weeks. but now, his latest tweet may be inflaming the situation even more. that is just one of the many twitter battles he's picked this week. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump may be opening up an even larger rift with the init will jei intelligence agencies he is about to lead. tweeting, the russian hacking trial was delayed. very strange. an official tells nbc news the meeting was always scheduled for friday and calls trump's tweet distu disturbing. the president-elect questioning intelligence assessments that russia meddled in the november election. late last night, he may have gotten an assist from wikileaks
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founder julian assange. >> have said repeatedly over the last few months that our source is not the russian government and it is not the state party. >> reporter: trump taking aim at the u.s. auto industry. first singling out gm for manufacturing cars in mexico and exporting them to the u.s. tax fre free. make in usa or pay border tax, trump warned in a tweet. the stock plummeted and the company defended itself. arguing a small number of its cars sold in global markets are made overseas. trump seemed to take credit for ford's announcement, cancelling plans to move a plant to mexico and keeping jobs in the u.s. as a candidate, trump railed against the company. >> ford announced it is moving all its small car production to mexico, also. not good. not good. >> reporter: ford's ceo insisted he didn't cut a deal with the president-elect but acknowledged -- >> but clearly, the policies
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that president-elect trump has been talking about and says he will pursue did play a factor. >> reporter: meanwhile, new details about trump's inauguration, now 16 days away. former rival hillary clinton and her husband, former president bill clinton, announced they'll attend trump's swearing in, along with former president george w. bush and laura bush, creating a dramatic background for an unprecedented moment in history. >> last night, mr. trump said he'll hold a press conference next wednesday to discuss how he'll disentangle himself from his vast business empire. he's delayed it before, saying he needs to work through the complex details. it'll be his first news conference since july. >> kristen, thank you. let's bring in mark halperin and steve kornacki. mark, i'll start with you and start with the republican controlled congress and what happened yesterday. it was supposed to be their big day. the day they had the whole ball of wax, the house, the senate, soon to be the white house.
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instead of a victory lap yesterday -- >> hashtag fail. >> right. they reversed course on the ethics office. who is to blame? >> it is a stumble, not a fumble. they can move on from this if they learn the lessons. they have to understand the biggest message of the election. people don't want business as usual in washington. they don't want politicians getting special treatment. decisions they made to change the rule was absurd. it was reversed for a range of reasons, including constituents and donald trump teaming up to tell them, no way. if they learn the lessons, i don't think there will be lingering costs. >> paul ryan didn't like the idea, steve. basically, house members said, yeah, yeah, okay, thanks. when donald trump said he didn't like it, and basically, everything changed. is this a sign of things to come, of the dynamics between paul ryan and president-elect trump? is he going to be saying to congress, jump, and they're going to be asking how high? >> it is interesting. nothing getting everyone's attention like winning an
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election everyone thought you were going to lose. think about last year. paul ryan was communicating in every way possible, thinking donald trump was a sure loser in the election. his political instincts told him that. he said, hey, guys, this is a bad thing to do. then donald trump comes out a few hours later. this is a guy, his political instincts were validated in the grandest way possible in the election. he said, my instincts -- his argument yesterday was strategic. this is bad politics, guys. they're going to listen to him now, at least for a while. >> talking about politics, obamacare, of course, is front and center today. president obama going to capitol hill. does he have anything to gain by doing this in a republican controlled congress? is this a pr move? is he speaking to the american people? what's going on? >> this is a titanic debate the country will have. on the one side, democrats will say, you may not like everything about this law but a lot of you have health care now because of this law. >> 20 million people. >> keep it in place. the republicans are going to say, for six years, every
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election we've run against this law. we can do a better job. the debate today on capitol hill will get attention, but it'll play out for months as both sides make the argument. do you want the current law or something different? republicans are obligated to try something different because they've told voters they will. >> it'll take forever, right? >> they own the issue now. let's talk about donald trump and the intelligence community. he tweets last night, the intelligence briefing on so-called russian hacking was delayed until friday. perhaps more time needed to build a case. very strange. you don't have to read between the lines there. he's saying that the intelligence briefings are cooking the books, that they're part of some vast intelligence conspiracy. pardon the pun. what is possibly to gain by this 16 days before you take the oath of office? >> i think it is two things here. first of all, this is donald trump. he clearly sees the coverage of this. he sees the persistence of this story. he sees it basically as his opponents in the democratic party and the media trying to delhe -- delegitimize his win.
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donald trump's campaign capitalized on people not trusting major institutions, including the intelligence committee. >> when he says these things like, i know more than anybody else about something, or i know more about isis than the generals -- >> tweets this or that. >> does he understand how much scrutiny every word he says is going to receive once he takes that oath? >> or the impact the words have. >> he understands but as a time on the national stage as a politician, he never paid a price for it because he won the white house. when he is president of the united states and makes these claims, i think there will be a different standard and he'll learn a different lesson. you can't make claims as president of the united states and -- >> maybe he'll step away from the twitter. >> no, he won't, but maybe he'll think twice before hitting send. >> mark and steve, good to see you. let's move on. new information on the deadly
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terror attack at an istanbul nightclub. officials identified a gunman who killed 39 people during a new year's celebration. he's not been publicly named and is at large. police detained five alleged isis members in connection with the attack. isis has claimed responsibility for the shooting, which also wounded nearly 70 people. meanwhile, here at home, a north carolina officer is on administrative leave today after video showed him slamming a female high school student to the ground. this morning, we're hearing from the girl as well as her mom. kerry sanders has the latest on that. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, katie. that video of a school resource officer body slamming a 15-year-old is the talk of the town, especially here at this high school. this morning, the girl's mother says she plans to do everything she can to have charges brought against the officer, as well as school officials. >> reporter: this morning
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15-year-old jasmine darwin, being slammed to the ground by a school resource officer on this video, is speaking out. >> when i watched the video, i get really angry, like you didn't have to slam me like that. you could have pulled me away. >> reporter: darwin was taken to the hospital tuesday night. her mother said she suffered a concussion, a bruised wrist and other injuries. >> i am upset, angry. he could have killed my daugh r daughter. >> reporter: the 9 second cell phone video doesn't tell the whole story. jasmine said it started when she saw her older sister fighting and tried to break it up. this video allegedly shows the fight. the officer involved is ruben, and has been at the school four years. he is on paid administrative leave, which is department policy. social media exploded when the video was released. this is vile. this is not okay. there is absolutely no reason to
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body slam a girl 1/3 your size. so many people have no concept of the challenges working in public schools. similar incidents have gone viral, catching the nation's attention. this confrontation between a school resource officer and a student in south carolina a year ago. that officer was fired, but no charges against him. and in texas, this 12-year-old girl bodies slammed to the ground by an officer. he was also fired. the principal of roseville high sent an audio message to parents. like many of you, i am deeply concerned about what i saw in the video. the safety of our students is a top priority. >> reporter: the police chief is asking the community for patience. >> he will work to review any and all pertinent information so we can provide an accurate account of the events. >> reporter: harrison isn't sending either of her daughters back to the school. >> the school is supposed to
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protect the children when they're at the school. my child was not protected. >> jasmine's mother said her daughter is scheduled to see a neurologist later today. >> kerry sanders, thank you. sentencing begins today in charleston, south carolina, for dylann roof, the 22-year-old convicted of killing nine people at a historic church there. the same jury that found roof guilty will decide whether he'll get the death penalty or life in prison. roof is representing himself. he said he plans to call no witnesses or introduce any evidence. seven crew members were hospitalized tuesday after complaining about toxic fumes on an american airlines flight from charlotte to orlando. they said they developed headaches after smelling an odor in the cabin. the airline inspected the plane but didn't find the source of the fumes. all crew members have been released from the hospital. mr. roker has cozied up to us here at the desk.
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we're getting cold weather, right? >> we'll all want to cozy up. 90% of the country will be below normal. we have a cold blast of air out of canada. look at the temperatures. right now, feels like 29 below in busineismarck. as the week moves on, the cold air spreads east. 8 in cleveland. 23 below in minneapolis. denver will feel like minus 3. as we make our way to the weekend, it gets here in the east. new york city, a wind chill of 18. all the way down south. atlanta, wind chill of 31. look at the weekend. atlanta, you'll see a high of only 35 degrees on saturday. louisville, 30. dallas, 40. minneapolis, you're toastiest day is sunday with a temperature of 14. we'll get to you
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good morning. the rain has ended. the clouds are lingering this morning. they will be clearing out. enough sunshine this afternoon to warm the lehigh valley up to 48 degrees. the rest of the area heading into the 50s. new jersey 52 degrees. little breezy, especially at the shore later on. sunshine bright in delaware 55 degrees. into the 50s for philadelphia and the suburbs. the breezy conditions bringing in colder air tomorrow that lasts through the weekend. learned a little something about al. his morning jam is is apparentl this. ♪ for a miracle >> one of them.
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>> that's one of them. >> the theme song from "frozen" is the other. >> seriously? >> oh, please, "let it go." come on! >> oh, wow. learning something every day. >> your playlist is a 14-year-old girl. >> or an 80-year-old man. >> "let it go." it's going to be one of those days. coming up, infamous cult leader manson is ill. that's a nice transition. we'll have the latest on that. and the other trump white house. inside the d.c. mansion that ivanka trump and jared kushner are about to call home, and their unlikely new neighbors. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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7:26. good morning. i'm tracey davidson. first alert forecast. mild one. temperatures in the 40s right now. still dealing with clouds, but no rain. that has ended. the wind blowing the flag that's really going to be increasing this afternoon. help kick the clouds out of here and lead to a warmup today. not bad at all. 44 in philadelphia. delaware 44 degrees. 45 in south jersey. usually colder neighbors. not this morning. everyone is pretty much uniform in middle 40s and warming into the 50s this afternoon. let's check the roads. jessica boyington has you covered. watching 95 around cottman
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avenue little lighter. some delays moving into center city. speeds into the 30s as well. watching out in media. vehicle fire police activity directi ing traskt around the scene. see some of that delay approaching that on the southbound side. new details on this two-car accident that happened last night in allentown. police say a seven-year-old and a 47-year-old woman are dead following the accident. you can see both cars badly damaged. philadelphia police want to know who shot a man to death in his apartment. the victims live in girlfriend found the man in a back bedroom last night with a gunshot wound to the head. separate bedroom appears to be have been ransacked. stay updated with the nbc 10 app. it's a free down lode. thanks for watching. load.
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i think you guys are going to go on a hot date, as long as he doesn't take you to a barbecue joint. you're in good shape, right? >> wow. >> she wrote that. >> katie and i are going to sing a couple numbers off our first alb album. ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ who let the dogs out >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. >> whew! >> are you kidding me? what was that? you hit the wrong thing. was i scared? no, i saw a rocket coming at me with this weeble on top of it. back now at 7:30 on this wednesday morning. >> that was terrifying because i
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did push the gas pedal instead of the brake on that snowmobile because i've never driven one before. >> you couldn't get a sense of it in the video. she came at me like a rocket and missed me by two feet. >> maybe inches. it was scary. i had this crazy, maniacal laugh because i was terrified because i did almost kill you. >> and you used to love to torture me. that's why you laughed that way. fun to look back. >> all the wonderful memories. >> if you were a friend, why didn't you pull me aside at one point and said, i need to talk to you about your hair? that thing you got working is not going well. >> well, it looked good at the time. right back at ya. that's when i tried to cut my hair like wi ryder.
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>> it's been fun having katie here so far while savannah is on maternity leave. >> so far. >> we'll see at the end of the week. >> this is matt's 20th anniversary as host of the "today" show. >> that was alexa talking to somebody. >> we're marking that occasion friday on "today" which is going to be fun. first, a check of the headlines. president obama is making a rare appearance on capitol hill today. he'll meet with democratic lawmakers to discuss ways to save at least part of his signature health care reforms. republican leaders have started working on legislation to dismantle the law. the manhunt is intensifying for a rhode island inmate who escaped from a maximum security prison over the weekend. he climbed on top of a basketball hoop and background to get on a roof and scaled a bashed wire fence. police say he could be armed and dangerous. >> agile, apparently.
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a scary moment at a utah ski resort. a young boy had to be rescued after he was left dangling from a chair lift high above the ground. the boy was skiing with friends when the ski lift snagged his backpack and pulled him into the air. the operators stopped the lift and jumped into action. they used a ladder to pull the boy to safety. this is the second time in the past two weeks that a skier's backpack has been caught on a chair lift at the sundance mountain resort. >> i ski all the time with my kids and worry about things like that. >> scary. >> every time. meanwhile, there are reports this morning that charles manson is out of prison and in a california hospital. nbc's gadi schwartz is in los angeles with the latest on this. what can you tell us? >> good morning, matt. there are reports this morning that 82-year-old charles manson is serious ill, but the department of corrections refusing to confirm or deny, citing patient privacy laws, only tells us he is still alive. >> reporter: charles manson was supposed to die in prison.
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sentenced to death in 1971 but saved from execution when california abolished the death penalty. every day he's lived out the sentence, a painful reminder to victims' families. >> he's been a curse to our family and to the tate family and to the labianka family. i'm sure it would be nice to have that door closed, that manson would die. >> reporter: this morning, the los angelesreporting manson is in a california hospital being treated for an undisclosed illness. the 82-year-old manson serving life in prison for his role in a killing spree by his followers. seven people were stabbed and shot to death in 1968. can words, rise, hail to pigs and heldter skelter written in blood. sharon tate was one, who was eight months pregnant.
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manson was the leader of the manson family, a fanatic cult samed at starting a race war through violence. during his trial, his followers staged sit-ins and protests. after his conviction, his interviews, including this one with nba news, shocked the nation. >> maybe i should have killed 400, 500 people. then i would have felt better. i would have felt like i really offered society something. you know, if i wanted to kill somebody, i'd take this book and beat you to death with it, and i wouldn't feel a thing. it'd be just like walking to the drugstore. >> manson has been denied parole 12 times. the next time he can appear before a parole board is 2027, when he will be 92 years old. katie and matt, back to you. >> gadi schwartz, thank you. now to the latest on that frightening yet remarkable video we showed you tuesday. a toddler coming to his twin brother's rescue after a dresser fell on top of him. this morning, their mom is
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speaking out. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on the stair. good morning. >> at first, parents were apprehensive about releasing the video. especially for them, it is difficult to watch. they hope other parents can take away a valuable lesson, one that could save a life. >> reporter: body and brock were doing what toddlers do, climbing a dresser when it comes crashing down. brock pinned beneath the dresser. the parents, who say they were upstairs, had no idea what had just happened. >> we did have a really close call. >> reporter: trapped for nearly two minutes, body tries to lift the 155 pound dresser off his brother. somehow managing to push it off his tiny body. brock, shaken but, incredibly, not seriously hurt. >> that was crazy. we are lucky. >> reporter: their mother says the boys may only be 2 years
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old, but body knew his brother was in trouble. >> the twin bond is 100% real. he sat there for at least eight or ten seconds and assessed the situation. how can i help brock? my brother is hurting, he is crying, and i need to help him. >> reporter: the family are sharing their nanny cam video so parents can prevent an accident like this one. >> i hope that people watching the video will -- it'll -- they're react to it, and it'll make them feel a little something. >> reporter: the consumer product safety vision says every two weeks, a child is killed by falling furniture or a television. in june, ikea recalled 29 million chests and dressers after three accidental tip over deaths. ikea reached a $50 million settlement with the families. in a statement, ikea says it includes restraints with its products. a free and easy fix.
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>> i want parents to know that you can't baby proof your house 100%. you've got to take the small steps and just do it. >> reporter: this morning, the family have bolted their dresser to the wall. now, they hope parents everywhere do the same, so this never happens again. >> the family tells us they bought their dresser from ikea but it wasn't part of the recall. they don't blame the company and say it was their fault were not securing the unit. a take away for families with small children. >> miguel almagu, thank you. temperatures going down and winds picking up. >> lake-effect snow. out west, we have severe weather going on right now. we start here in the east. lake-effect snow, the colder air coming across the warm waters of the lake. we are talking about anywhere from one to two feet but upwards of three feet in syracuse.
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we have an atmospheric river coming in from the pacific. already, there are flash flood watches out. san francisco, they're reporting the 101 under water. big delays right now at san francisco airports. we're going to be watching that. all the rain coming in, central and southern california. feet of snow for the sierra. the good news is, it is helping good morning. meteorologist bill henley. the rain has ended. the clouds are lingering this morning. they'll be clearing out. enough sunshine this afternoon to warm the lehigh valley up to 48 degrees. rest of the area heading into the 50s. little bit breezy. especially at the shore later on. sunshine bright this afternoon. delaware 55 degrees. into the 50s for philadelphia and the suburbs. breezy condition bringing in colder air that lasts through the weekend. have a great day. forget, get the weather any time you need time you need. check out the weather channel on
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cable. >> thank you, al. coming up, extreme punishment. the dad pressing charges against his own teenager for using his credit card. >> all right. first, inside look at the washington, d.c. house that ivanka trump and jared kushner ivanka trump and jared kushner are about tohey there, hi. why do people have eyebrows? why do people put milk on cereal? oh, are you reading why people put milk on cereal? why does your tummy go "grumbily, grumbily, grumbily"? why is it all (mimics a stomach grumble) no more questions for you! ooph, that milk in your cereal was messing with you, wasn't it? yeah, happens to more people than you think... try lactaid, it's real milk, without that annoying lactose. good, right? mmm, yeah. i got your back. lactaid. it's the milk that doesn't mess with you. it's a really big deal. and with fever, aches, and chills, mom knows it needs a big solution: an antiviral. don't kid around with the flu, call your doctor within the first 48 hours of symptoms
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advisers. they're following him to the nation's capital. we're looking at their recently renovated new home, which is around the corner from where the obamas will live as soon as they leave the white house. >> reporter: getting to the white house is expensive, and getting a white house in this part of washington can be pretty pricey, too. ivanka trump and jared kushner's new home selling for $5.5 million. sources familiar with the mansion confirm to nbc news that trump, kushner and their three children are moving in, though it is unclear whether they're renting or buying. this six bedroom, 6.5 bath has sprawling interiors with an impressive dining room and modern kitchen. a small yard, not the south lawn. two miles from pennsylvania avenue, the mansion is set in d.c.'s kalorama neighborhood, around the corner from where bill and hillary clinton have a home, and close to the obama's future residence.
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>> what does it do to a neighborhood when the trumps and obamas live in the same neighborhood? >> three other former presidents have lived in kalorama. >> reporter: taft, hoover and wilson lived here. the washingtonian first reported the news. >> the french ambassador and his wife, the yemen ambassador, the afghanist afghanistani -- >> all in one neighborhood? >> yes. >> reporter: an orthodox synagogue close, essential for ivanka and her husband. security shouldn't be a problem, as ivanka trump already has secret service protection. and mr. obama's neighborhood is certain to be safe. still, their move is a rarity. ivanka trump will be the first adult child of a president-elect to live in washington. since george w. bush moved his family to support his father in 1988. >> i george walker bush solemnly
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swear -- >> reporter: 12 years later, we know how things turned out. politics makes strange bedfellows, or in this case, unique neighbors. >> sources close to ivanka trump and jared kushner aren't confirming the move, as the power couple is finalizing the plans to how best to support president trump when he takes office. the bottom line, there will be a second white house in washington. back to you. >> peter, thank you. very nice neighborhood. very swanky. >> apparently. coming up, who mariah carey is now blaming for her new year's eve meltdown. and carson is over in the orange room, and he's going to talk about a teenager who learned you probably shouldn't dab in front of the speaker of the house. first, t but grandma, we use charmin ultra soft
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work a room like no other. he didn't disappoint. on tuesday, from babies and selfies to the irresistible biden charm, let's look at biden's best moments with the senators and their families. >> stand next to me. i want to know what you're drinking. my dad said, keep the guys away from your sister. >> protecters. >> keep your boys away from your sisters. fathers are hard to raise. why don't you kiss me? thank you. 14 days, no longer vice president. some will still say hi to me. >> the best was the baby. did you see the baby? just ducked her head out of the way. let's flip to the house's swearing in ceremony. house speaker paul ryan concerned when roger marshall's son tried to dab during the photo op. at one point, the speaker asked the boy if he was going to sneeze, before eventually making
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the teen put his arm down. as you see there. the boy's father followed up online, writing, just so you know, speaker ryan, he's ground. ryan followed back up on twitter, writing, just finished swearing in photos. nearly 300 members. countless cute kids. still don't get what dabbing is though. katie, you started this morning not knowing what it is. are you caught up now? >> yeah. >> if you don't do it right, you look like you're sniffing. >> i feel like i'm doing the hi heisman. >> it's a combo. >> thank you, carson. we've been talking about how much fun we're having with katie on the show. this is not her day job anymore. >> exactly. >> you can see great interviews she's been doing for yahoo! at yahoo.com/katie couric. she's had great conversations recently with everyone from the vice president joe biden, to edward snowden to the cast of "hidden figures," and you'll be covering the inauguration 16 days from now. >> thanks for mentioning that.
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good morning. just a couple minutes. neighborhood forecast. meteorologist foggy and warm. >> fog is in and out now. temperature warming up the fog is disappearing. wi breaks in the clouds. sunshine and warm temperatures. winds of ten miles an hour right now. up to 16-mile-per-hour. that's at noontime. look at temperatures. 51 degrees at lunch time. into the 50s this afternoon. one exception. lehigh valley tops out at 48 degrees. getting ready to head out the door. let's check the roads with jessica boyington. schuylkill expressway, crash reported. city avenue just saw emergency vehicles go that way. westbound we're seeing the 40 minute drive time.
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watching the delays. southbound you can see the delays there. police on the scene directing traffic. this greenhouse fire in lehigh valley finally out this morning. crews battled the blaze. signonsville. metal roof collapsed and millions of dollars in damage. no one was hurt. happening today, plans for the greater martin luther king day service. highlight doctor kings leadership in the movement for educational justice. on monday, january 16, volunt r volunteering will work on products to make communities better. greater philadelphia day of service is the largest in the country. another update in 25 minutes. stay updated throughout the day with news and weather. with the nbc 10 app. today show continues just a couple of minutes. tracey davidson. have a great day.
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it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, showdown on capitol hill. president obama and vice-president pence take the battle over obamacare to congress as the parties face off over the future of the controversial health care law. plus, fresh start. >> i feel like my best years are ahead, and i just want my body to keep up. >> it is football season, and there's nothing -- >> i love cheese so much. you can bury me in it and i'd die a happy laid ddy. >> you'll meet the coaches working with craig, jenna and hoda to whip them into shape in the new year. >> i don't see this as a competition with colleagues.
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i see this as an opportunity -- i see this as a competition with my colleagues. we didn't have a sound check but it is new year's baby. it's okay, guys. >> breaking her silence. mariah carey opens up about her new year's eve lip sync mishap. what she's saying, and who she's blaming, today, wednesday, january 4th, 2017. >> ending our trip to new york city being on the "today" show! >> today's my birthday. >> hey, everybody in dallas. ♪ you never going out of style >> good morning, chicago. we watch the "today" show every morning before school. >> we love the "today" show. >> shoutout to our friends and family. hope you're watching us on "today." >> back at 8:00 on a wednesday
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morning. we've got katie couric in for savannah while savannah continues on maternity leave. however, katie has -- >> where is she? >> can i get cameras? give me another pan of the crowd, jimmy. come on, jimmy. thank you. john, camera ten. go to matt. >> only took three days. >> i know. >> whoa, whoa, not that tight. >> no, no, no. back up. >> come to me, come to mama. >> feeling at home, katie? >> this is why i love being down here with all my old friends. >> aren't you supposed to be on the back deck producing? >> i can do both, direct and produce. i do it all, al. >> doing it all. >> katie, as long as you're director, will you do me a favor? ask the technical director to put up graphic b online. >> talking about erica? >> no, other side. >> other guy. >> sorry. >> take graphic b. >> here you go. here's megyn kelly. >> there you go. >> yes. >> wanted to put that up because
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megyn kelly is coming to nbc news. the respected and very popular journalist, tv anchor and author is coming to be part of our family a little later this year. megyn, we cannot wait for you to join us and can't wait to welcome you. >> excited about megyn coming. >> can't wait for her first time on friending. >> i e-mailed her last night and said, you'll love nbc. she didn't e-mail me back though. >> we're going to get you out of the director's chair in a second. >> i like it here. >> while you're down there, let's take a check of the headlines. time for the news at 8:00. >> we begin this morning with a dramatic dual here on capitol hill. president obama and vice president elect mike pence setting up a showdown over health care on their meetings with congress set to happen today, all on day two of the new session. after an embarrassing flip-flop on an ethics office dominated day one. >> reporter: at odds over
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obamacare. president obama and vice president elect mike pence on a dual on capitol hill. the president scrambling to save his signature health care law, holding what the white house calls a strategy session. but for mike pence, a counterpunch, meeting with house republicans at the same time to try to tear it down. a year's long effort by the gop, but no alternative yet. already, just 24 hours in, a rocky start for republicans in the new congress. after making moves to gut the office of ethics, a watchdog. >> it is the dumbest friggin thing i've ever heard. >> reporter: republicans under fire flipping. >> it's been withdrawn. >> quickly reversing their decision as president-elect trump criticized their decision on twitter. quote, do they have to make the weakening of the independent ethics watchdog, as unfair as it
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may be, their number one act and priority? trump also called out general motors for manufacturing cars in mexico and importing them to the u.s. tax free. quote, make in usa or pay big border tax, trump warned. gm firing back. telling nbc news, all chevrolet cruze sedans sold in the u.s. are build in lordstown, ohio. of the 190,000 sold last year, fewer than 2.5% were made in mexico. and as trump blasted gm on mexican-made cars, rival ford committed $700 million to a u.s. plant. >> we're looking at some of the pro-growth policies that he's been talking about so, you know, clearly, this is a vote of confidence that he can deliver on that. >> reporter: that wasn't the only olive branch offered to trump tuesday. turns out, former rival hillary clinton will attend the president-elect's inauguration with her husband, former president bill clinton. also in attendance, former
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president george w. bush and laura bush, too. >> the president-elect has been busy on twitter. overnight, he wrote that the intelligence briefing he's set to receive on assessments russia interfered with the election has been delayed until friday. quote, perhaps more time needed to build a case. adding, very strange. but a senior intelligence official calls that tweet adversarial, telling nbc news that intelligence briefing with top officials was always planned for friday. matt and katie? >> hallie, thank you very much. we have a sad follow up now to a story we told you about on tuesday. searchers looking for 6-year-old david puckett found the body of a child in an icy pond in aurora, colorado, not far from david's home. officials are working to positively identify the body. police and the fbi and also hundreds of volunteers began searching for the boy soon after he apparently wandered away from his home new year's eve.
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>> heartbreaking. a high school resource officer in north carolina is on paid administrative leave this morning after a frightening incident. a 15-year-old, jasmine darwin, was slammed to the floor. video doesn't show what led up to the fight. she said she was trying to break up a fight. her mother said she suffered a concussion and other injuries and she plans to press charges. janet jackson welcomes her first child at the age of 50. carson has that in pop star. we'll introduce you to our start today coaches ready to whip hoda, jenna and craig and all of you into shape in this new year. a look back at katie's first cooking segment on "today" and -- >> back off. >> we're going to see how far she's come in the kitchen since then. weight watchers, i've lost over 40 pounds. i can honestly tell you, i struggle no more. i've eaten everything i love. tacos, pasta...
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8:12. let's trend, okay? >> let's do it. >> what would you do? there is a dad in michigan, has an 18-year-old daughter, and the daughter, without his permission, used his credit card to buy an airplane ticket, $1200, to go see her boyfriend in germany. >> wow. >> what would you do? >> does he like the boyfriend? >> i don't know. definitely, the daughter did not have permission. >> she did it without telling him. >> if you like who your kid is dating, maybe you're for it. >> no, no. >> no. >> carson doesn't have teenagers
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yet. >> go back to the part where she used his credit card without permission. >> stole the credit card to go to germany. >> do you lock her up? >> ground her. >> definitely. >> ground. >> how do you ground an 18-year-old? she's an adult. >> i don't know. >> then you have her charged. >> let me give you a hint what happened. the girl, when she was on the plane, was pulled off by tsa because her father alerted the authorities to the large purchase and police are recommending charges to credit card fraud. he is going to press charges. >> now, that's tough love taken a little too far. >> i was joking about the charges. >> if i did that, kerry would be serving a life sentence. >> you could wreck her future with a charge like that. >> yeah. >> anyway, meanwhile, everyone has been talking about amazon's drone delivery service. last month, the company made its first drone delivery in england. this next idea will bring their
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service to new heights. amazon has won a patent for an airborne fulfillment center, which sounds like a wellness spa, that is basically a warehouse in a blimp. it'll be a mother ship for their delivery program. >> what can go wrong with that? >> you're going to have a warehouse hanging up there? >> insane. >> by the way, if you have an alexa -- >> i do. >> we have one here. we got one for christmas, and i'm worried my husband, john, is becoming too fond of alexa. they talk all the time. he's always talking to alexa. i'm like, what is your deal? >> she's very charming. >> she is very funny. >> she knows everything. >> he asks her questions, talks to her about football teams. it's weird. >> about lingerie. >> not yet. >> maybe it's not alexa. >> recently, a little girl was talking to her, and alexa,
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right? >> yeah. >> alexa gave a pornographic response. >> i saw that video. >> they're working on that issue. >> the kid said, play twinkle twinkle, and then adult things were going on. >> oh, wow. i don't even know what that means. >> this took a turn from the blimp. >> we've missed you. >> i just like to say porn on television. >> you did. >> nicely done. >> thank you. >> where have you been in our lives? on tuesday, we told you that chokers are making a comeback, right? we're talking about chokers for women. i don't know if you all knew this, but chokers for men -- >> oh, no. >> -- are a thing, too. >> of course. >> there is a wide selection of male chokers. >> stop it. >> no. >> some? velvet and others in cotton. guys, i have been wearing a choker for years. >> what? >> i'm not kidding. >> get outta here. >> stop it. >> you're just making this up.
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>> you're the one who has that stuff on under your jacket. >> is this a setup for an ellen bit? >> bringing metro sexual to new heights. you used to wear a dog collar. >> when i worked with you, i did. yes, i did. and a leash. >> you did have a dicky. >> i've worn one or two in my life. people don't know what they are, do they? >> it's a thing you wear under your shirt. it looks like a turtleneck but it goes like this. >> yeah. >> my sister used to wear those. >> the hard news you did from 7:00 to 7:30 this morning, knowing matt was wearing that under everything. >> that's the beginning. >> let's get to pop start. >> not yet. >> bring you up to date on instagramming that this young lady has been doing. >> oh, gosh. what now? >> this one you put up this morning, you're in the mirror taking selfies. >> oh, that's scary. >> day three of "today" show. time to make the donuts. >> first mirror selfie ever. >> your husband, john,
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responded, saying, this one might be over sharing. >> what did he ask alexa? >> i'm sure he'll be talking to alexa about it. >> carson? >> guys, start with good news. janet jackson is a mom. the 50-year-old and her husband announcing the birth of their son elissa. her rep saying it was a stress free and healthy delivery. speculation over the meaning of the baby's name is running rampant. there is consensus over the fact the name means jesus in arabic. congratulations to the family. mariah carey has broken her silence on her disastrous performance on dick clark's new year's eve. saying dick clark never would have allowed an artist to go through what she said. she's less trusting of working with anybody outside of her team. she's sticking with the claims the production team, quote, sabotaged the performance. that last point has jenny mccarthy, the co-host of the show, fuming. any sympathy for her went out of
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the window accusing dirk clark production for ratings. she said if dirk clark was here, he'd be fighting back. fire up the instagram or delete it. kim kardashian has returned officially to social media. the reality star posting this family photo to her account after three months of radio silence. we went completely dark on social media after being robbed at gunpoint in paris. kim uploaded this family video through her official app. shows kanye and their kids, saint and north. some speculating this was posted to combat any rumors of potential divorce. there's your pop star. >> cute babe addys. >> babies. >> adorable. check of the weather? >> we're looking at a southern storm that may cause problems for the northeast and mid-atlantic states this weekend. we have cold air in place. depending on the track and timing of this double barrel low pressure system, we could be looking at a decent amount of snow, especially in the mid-atlantic states. the american model right now
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through saturday calling for the heaviest rain. i should say snow. in the mid-atlantic and southeastern atlantic states with a light dusting to the north. the european model brings the heavier snow up a little further, and you can see that we've got heavier snow from boston, new york, philadelphia, all the way down to washington, d.c. it's still early. we don't want to get anybody worked up about this, but giving you an update this might be happening this weekend. we'll continue to fine tune it e wget toward friday. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. the rain has ended. the clouds are lingering this morning, but they will be clearing out. enough sunshine to warm the lehigh salley to 48 degrees. the rest of the area is headed into the 50s. new jersey, 52. breezy at the shore, and 53 this afternoon. and sun bright in delaware this aft afternoon at 55. and breezy in the suburbs of
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philadelph philadelphia. and conditions will be cooler last i lasting the weekend. very much. earlier this week, we kicked off our start today live to 100 series. all month, hoda, jenna and craig are going to work with three teams of coaches to get their bodies and their minds right in 2017. we want to join along with you. in a moment, we're going to meet those coaches. first, let's hear from our guinea pigs, so to speak. >> my whole life is disarray. i can't remember what i'm supposed to do. i eat when i'm stressed. >> when you're younger, you can eat anything. now, you know, i go out and i have a big lunch. the next day, it's like, oh, crap. >> i'm hoping to use nutrition and fitness and meditation to start to feel good in 2017. >> the hardest part about january will probably be not eating the things i love. so when you see me after january 2nd, i'll be starving.
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>> i do like to eat. and i like to toss back a beer from time to time. >> i have two girls who eat perfectly healthy. meanwhile, their mother is having a waffle with peanut butter for dinner. >> i'm the girl who buys, you know, the cake. you know the one. >> have a good filet, good r rib-eye, medium. simple. let the steak be the story. >> i slice it thin. a little slice. >> i love cheese so much. you could bury me in it, and i'd die a happy lady. >> it is football season. there is nothing like a good wing. >> halfway through the night, you've taken care of half the cake. >> maybe we should rethink this. push start today to february, like after the super bowl. no? >> bye, queso. i'll miss you. >> it's going to be a long month. >> if this clingy dress wasn't on, this is called floccum.
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get rid of it. good-bye. this sounds weird but at 52, i feel my best years are ahead and i want my body to keep up. >> i want to try exercises i've never tried before. i want to break up the monotony. like folks, i fall into the pattern of doing the same things over and over and over. >> there will be days i'm i want to cry. that's what i'm dreading. but i'm excited for that. i don't know if that makes me a ma masochist. >> this job turns you into someone who has a difficult time concentrating. few things are more frustrating than trying to enjoy precious time with the little one and all of a sudden thinking about, oh, the e-mail. i really want to become more present. >> i feel like there are days where i have a thousand different things going on. i'm like all moms.
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i don't want my daughters to grow up so fast and me not to appreciate the little moments. because i'm constantly stressed. >> sometimes, it's just like i'm riding the train, and i'm not stopping. i'm never taking a minute to take a breath and go. if you've ever woken up, opened your eyes and you're stress and had your day hasn't started, you're like, what's going on? you should open your eyes and be like, hey, it's monday. i want that. >> i'm hoping to feel healthier and happier. i'm really in the sweetest part of my life with two hilarious, awesome little girls. i want to appreciate every moment with them and with my husband. >> team hoda, are you guys ready? it's you and me. we're doing this together. our bodies are going to look bumping. we're doing it. >> team jenna. for all you moms out there, please join along with me. i just had to do my measurements. i don't want to do them alone. it's scary.
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>> team craig, let's go. we'll eat better, we'll exercise a little, and we're going to get our minds right. i want to add that i don't see this so much as a competition with my colleagues. i see this as an oppor -- i see this as a competition with my colleagues. if you want to win, this is the team. >> he throws down the gauntlet at the end there. we have our competitors and our teams all lined up here. >> let's go. >> right there. throw down. >> we want people at home to join in this and get their lives and their minds and their bodies in shape for the new year. >> definitely. just looking, everyone looks terrific. >> it's the t-shirts. >> we may not feel good. >> it's not about weight. this really is about boosting overall health. i'm glad you mentioned that. >> and achieve. >> mindfulness and all that great stuff. >> as hoda said, bumping bodies. >> bumping bodies matter. >> 2017. >> we'll talk to the coaches coming up. raise a hand, who is in charge
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of getting hoda's mind right? come here. come here. good luck. good luck. >> thank you. >> okay. >> big job. >> we'll introduce them ahead. plus the newest fashions to keep you warm and cozy all season
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8:26 and good wednesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's go to the first alert neighborhood forecast. and it seems calm out there, and bill henley has the forecast. >> skies are cloudy in easton, with but we are starting to see the breaks in the clouds in wilmington. and the temperatures never got cold overnight, and we saw them drop into the 40s. that is where we are right now. 42 in south philly suburbs. it should be warming into the 50s this afternoon. and a let's check the roads with jessica boyington, and what should we know? >> we are watching for an
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overturned vehicle at camden avenue near kcollins avenue. traffic is moving by slowly and we are seeing huge delay ss at e schuylkill highway, and this is the delay at city avenue where the traffic is at a stop, and ha minutes and really heavy there from the vine tree to the expressway is in the teens. >> and designed to make rl early education after aed forable is to allow some more seats in. and the numbers are in. philadelphia police say they reported 86 gunshots on new year's eve which is down from 140 the year before. you can always stay updated with the latest news at the nbc 10 app, and it is a free download. thank you for watching. i'm tracy davidson.
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♪ we're back now. 8:30 on this wednesday morning. 4th day of january, 2017. charlie made an appearance out on the plaza again. we've got a nice crowd. we thank them all for hanging out with us. ms. kotb? >> you're on. >> we're going to meet the esteemed coaches who are going to whip jenna, craig and myself into shape this month. they are fantastic. also ahead, staying warm and looking cool. we'll check out the newest winter gear that you'll be excited to wear. also, we're going to --
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>> this dog is so cute. >> the best. >> we're going to take a trip down memory lane. my very first cooking segment back in 1990. don't judge me. look at that outfit. oh, my god. that's michael, one of my favorite chefs and favorite people. he's coming back 26 years later. that's depressing. he's going to update the recipe we made. it is much healthier. look, michael hasn't aged a bit. >> can we go back to the first tape? we had a fish tank. did you see that? >> what are you doing there, katie? >> i don't know, carson. it was fuffy, though. >> we also had a dungeon. mr. roker, check of the weather. >> let's see what we have. arctic, cold air making its way through the plains. lake-effect snow around the great lakes. heavy snow and rain moving into central and northern california. flood watches and also big airport delays in san francisco. tomorrow, the cold air makes its
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way to the east. we're looking at my lake-effect snow. some places by friday could be looking at three feet of snow in upstate new york. more snow through the rockies an plenty of sdun good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. the rain has end and the clouds are lingering this morning, but they will be clearing out. enough sunshine this afternoon to warm the lehigh valley tole 48 degrees. and the rest of the earea headig into the 50s. new jersey is 52 and breezy at the shore later on and 53 this afternoon. sunshine is brought in delaware and 55 degrees, and into the 50s in the suburbs. the breezy conditions are bringing in cooler air that will last through the weekend. >> i like your glasses. >> thank you. .> hello, hello. how great is it having katie back? >> so great. >> look at that, yeah. you missed this part, didn't you, coming out here. >> it's so nice.
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people are so nice to stand out here. what's your name? >> jordanna. >> jordan? >> jordanna. >> i signed her poster. she said i was a legend. >> where are you from? >> florida. >> florida. >> nice to see you. >> so sweet. >> mitchell lauer. back to start today, live to 100. in the last half hour, hoda, jenna and craig revealed their goals. it is time to meet the coaches who will help them achieve the goals. we want you to pick one of the plans and follow along at home to kick off the new year right as well. hoda, let's start with your team. >> here they are. i hand picked each individual in this group for a specific reason. who is first? >> from soul cycle, you know what she wants in terms of physical well-being. how do you accomplish it? >> first thing is her energy level. we're going to raise her strength level and her energy level and sustain it throughout the day. >> okay. >> we're going to build her
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muscle mass. >> yes, because i have a, like a lot of women have -- >> don't do that to yourself. to fortify her bones, which is important for women. and increase her metabolism so she can look fabulous. >> perfect. >> angie, right? >> yes. >> you're going to work on the mind. >> yes, i am. >> how do you go about that? >> it is beginning to be quite the journey, but we're going to teach her how to say no without any guilt. we're going to teach her to be more organized. oh, my gosh. they don't believe me. >> they don't believe you. >> and then we're going to teach you to be more patient, with not just yourself but other people. >> we're going to reduce your stress level, as well. joy bauer is on all the teams. what will you work on? >> i'll put hoda on a m mediterranean style eating plan to reduce mindless munching and sugar overload. you're going to stop impulse
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eating and, most importantly, i'll show you how to eat some french fries and chocolate cake without wrecking your diet. >> i love my team. >> let's go to katie. >> matt, thank you. up next, craig's team. all right. i know that you've got dbob harper, fitness instructor. very tatted up, i might add. he's going to put you on a fitness plan. what is the game plan, coach? >> i'll get him excited about working out again. >> have you gotten lazzay about it? >> i want to turn his body into a fat burning machine. >> how do you do that, bob? >> working out intins lintensel working with joy. >> i had my first workout with bob and nearly passed out. >> what were you doing? >> at one point, he was like this, i have to sit down. i'm like, that's the warmup, cra craig. good luck to you, mister. andy is going to be working on mindfulness, something we were
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talking about. >> that's right. >> how are you going to help him live in the present and be more sort of in the moment? >> craig had a few goals. one, to be less stressed. two, to be more present and also having more time for each other. we're going to have a daily meditation and task for craig to do throughout the day. >> there are so many apps that can help with mindfulness, which is a good side of technology. joy, what will you do about craig's diet? >> craig is a big meat-loving, meat-eating guy. loves burgers, steaks -- >> me, too. i'm a carnivore. i love meat. >> craig is going to be a vegetarian for the next four weeks. >> yeah. >> i'm going to teach him to embrace tofu and lentils and beans -- >> oh, boy. >> if that weren't hard enough, craig is also going to lose the booze and go dry for the month. >> no booze for a month, yeah. that's going to be harder than the meat.
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>> let's go to carson. >> we have team jenna here. let's go, jenna. joy is making her way over to join the coaches. let's start, jenna, with the work you'll be doing physically, as joe is your trainer. what's the plan, joe? >> it is big. i'm big on body composition, quality of life and making sure she moves properly. losing the inches, getting the energy levels up, and you have to move well. it is going to be a great, great month. >> joe measured me. it was one of the scariest days of my life. i carry a lot in my trunk. i didn't know it is a word, but this is my trunk. i think a lot of moms who had babies need to lose inches there. let's do it together. >> all right, pedrum, what will you do for jenna. >> time with the kids is important so we'll do that. she wants to meditate. we'll teach her. it is not that hard. she's in her phone a lot. let's get a tech cleanse, back away from the phone and back to life. >> i'm taking off the apps, by the way. >> are you?
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>> taking them off. >> triple duty, joy. let's talk food. >> jenna sis busy and doesn't have time to slave in the kitchen. she takes care of everybody else except herself. this is your month. i'll show you tricks to whip up healthy meals for the whole family, including you, jenna. >> cooking for me. >> quickly and organized. also, you've been feeling worn down and six in 2016. i'll build in immune boosting foods to run on all sicylinders >> team jenna is going to be the winner. >> take a quiz about which plan you should follow. text today to 66866. >> carson is following mine. you're following team jenna. >> all about team jenna. >> boo. >> it's why i'm here. up next, the hottest fashions to survive the cold of winter. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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we're back. >> sorry, katie. my bad. >> it says couric lauer. 8:41. today's style, everything you need to stay warm and cozy. he's so sick of me. >> i'll pick it up here. we have our style editor and director to e news fashion. she's a correspondent and here with trends that fit the bill, whether you're curled up inside like they all are or braving the outdoors. nice to see you. >> you look cozy. >> very cozy. >> let's talk about the items. you know what burns my butt? a fireplace about that high. let's talk about what carson is wearing here. >> sherlock holmes? >> what is this? >> carson is wearing an original penguin robe. this is fleece lined. >> stand up, carson. >> and flannel. super cozy. it's instant relaxation. if you get a good robe, you're golden. $20. >> unbelievably inexpensive.
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how does it feel, carson? >> great. >> i'd wear that. >> really soft. >> what about the throws the ladies are curled up in? >> i don't think they'll want to get out of these. these are restoration hardware. it feels silky, right? >> very soft. >> they are a great investment. also going to look great in the hous house. >> cozy and warm, right? >> super cozy. >> faux. >> faux, faux, faux. >> absolutely. >> honestly -- >> it feels super soft. >> yeah. you look glamorous, hoda. >> check out mr. roker's to tootsies. >> these slippers are fantastic. two great things. one, heat controlled. you're not going to get too hot feet, which is good. also, indoor and outdoor sole. you can pick up the paper in the morning or check the weather with them on. >> i love that. >> enjoy the fireplace. you stay here. we'll go outside for a second. >> bye, thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> more than welcome. talk to me about the coat we're
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putting on. >> this is a patagonia coat. it is a great investment. it is 100% organic cotton and 100% recycled inside. >> okay. how much is that? >> this is $250. but the company patagonia are extremely ethical and give back 1% of all their profits to environmental causes. well worth the investment. >> i took out of my coat pocket these hand warmers, but these are cool because they're reusable hand warmers. >> absolutely. >> how does it work? >> snap the little plate in here. all the crystals -- watch this go. the crystals basically swell out and heats to 130 degrees. you can get a pack of eight for under $30. perfect for in your pockets, outside on set, wherever you're going to be. >> these are great. we go through so many hand warmers here. it is expensive. i'm not sure it is all that great for the environment. to be able to reuse them is wonderful. >> totally. >> you have ear warmers, right?
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>> no ear warmers. but we have fantastic models. hi, guys. >> talk about this coat. this is beautiful. >> we have this gorgeous faux fur jacket. it instantly updates any outfit. streamlined on the bottom. also, heat tech is underneath, so it warms with your body's heat. keeps you uber warm to look fashionable on the outside. if you're going to invest in snow boots, these are the ones. minus 40 degrees, you'll be warm. these are also unico pants but also streamlined so it is not bulky. you don't want to be the abominable snowman. these have touch pads on the fingers so you can use your phone without taking your gloves off. >> by the way, the pants are really reasonable. they're so warm and so reasonable. this young lady, what is she wearing? >> hi, clara. for kids, this is an investment
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jacket. it actually grows with kids. it has a tab to extend the arms and the length. the beanie is important for children. you lose most of the heat out the top of your head. we have this cute beanie from h&m. plus the hood and the boots from target, around $20. >> can i tell you, the hand warmers are cooking. they are really cooking. >> 130 degrees. >> these are fantastic. >> put them in your pockets. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. this was fun. for more on these looks, check out today.com/style. up next, we'll flashback to katie's first cooking segment and ask the question, what was she wearing? first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the "today" show. back on july 2nd, 1990. yikes. take a look. >> as a child, i enjoyed watching cooking shows. julia child was a great influence, inspired me to go on and do it later on in life. i went to cooking school. >> you don't try to talk like her though? >> not at all. >> no, you don't. >> the cheddar soup is something we do. to take a soup which is -- looks -- you might think it is heavy like a chowder, and make it a light dish, is a challenge. >> this is better than velveeta? >> we don't want to get into that. >> okay. >> i like velveeta. more than 26 years later, one of my favorite people, michael, is back with an updated recipe. he is the chef and owner of porterhouse bar and grill here in new york city. hi, michael. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> give me some sugar. i'm excited to cook with you today because that was 26 years ago. now, you have a version of the recipe but it is much lighter and healthier, correct? >> i would say -- >> a little bit. >> yes to all those things but also natural.
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great, fresh ingredients. that's the most important thing. we learned that counting calories is important, but whole, natural ingredients are the best thing. so the corn chowder begins with corn. you may not find fresh ears of corn, but you can use frozen ears of corn. the reason why i like the whole corn is because the corn -- and we're going to grill them in a grill pan. >> right. so you don't have to steam them or do anything, you can grill them just right on the pan and they'll be cooked enough? >> they'll go in the chowder at the end and cook more. you can broil these. just to get the char, the flavor, the smoky flavor. the thing about the corn is that the cob, the cob is important to -- and just cutting the corn, the grilled corn off the cob. the cob itself adds great flavor and also adds a creaminess to the dish. we just love our corn chowder any time of year for that reason. >> i love corn chowder, too. >> you can add chilies to this.
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>> a healthy dose of bacon, good for any healthy dish. i love bacon so much. it's an addiction. i have a problem. >> there are so many great bacons. there's a group for that now, you know. >> bacon anonymous. >> there is. the bacon adds great flavor. i just browned it, and i'm going to put vegetables in here. some onion, celery. actually, there is a little bit of butter to go in here. you know, even joy bauer would say, you know, that the fats are healthy in moderation. >> that's true. they've gotten a bad name, but studies have shown they leave you much more satisfied and you're not hungry between meals if you indulge and have a little fat here and there. >> this dish is a meal in itself. we have our vegetables that are wilted, celery and onion. i'll add cumin for great flavor. we can add some stock or chicken
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stock or chicken broth or veg ab -- vegetable broth. >> everybody is tasting this corn chowder. what do you think? >> we were saying it's been so long since someone in a cooking segment said, studies show that -- >> okay. but it is true, matt. >> it is delicious, michael. it's really good. >> is it good? is it tasty, you guys? >> really good. >> you taste the smokiness of the corn? al gave me bacon of the month club once. it was my favorite present i've ever gotten in life. >> i love that. >> take the corn cobs out. we're going to put those -- we can discard them. >> al gave me one of those, too, one of the soup musher thingy -- >> an immerse blender. >> that's right. of course. >> that way, you don't transfer hot soup to a blender. immerse it before you start it.
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>> that was a long time ago. >> add the corn. we're going to add cheese. the cheese goes in, which is cheddar cheese, use aged cheddar. add the bacon and let it cook five more minutes. use the cream. >> i thought this was a healthy recipe but maybe not. >> it's enough for eight people. it's a meal. >> we don't have much time, but you serve it with salad. i think of waldorf salad as being mayonnaise laden. >> it is mayonnaise and sour cream. this is ranch dressing. you can use -- you can make your own mayonnaise. you can subsidy yogurt. >> lemon juice, apples, pecans or walnuts. >> exactly. >> we need to -- we can combine this to make our dressing. >> i'm going to let you work on that. i'm going to ask the folks downstairs, did you try the waldorf salad, as well? >> loving. >> love it. >> really good. >> good. michael, so good to see you.
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>> great to be here. >> keep cooking as we go to commercial break. i'm really hungry. i'm not used to the hours and i'm starving. you can find the recipes at today.com/food. we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. did you know slow internet can actually hold your business back? say goodbye to slow downloads, slow backups, slow everything. comcast business offers blazing fast and reliable internet that's 10 times faster than slow internet from the phone company. say hello to internet speeds up to 150 mbps.
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say hello and happy birthday to lovely folks like millie in new york. she is 100 years old. she was a nursery schoolteacher for over 50 years. ruth robinson of maryland celebrating 100 years. she loves watching football and cheering for her baltimore ravens. happy 102nd birthday to kenneth. this world war ii veteran is from illinois. we salute your service, sir. get this, guys, carson and matt, he played golf until he was 98. >> good for him. >> wow. >> that's right. something to strive for. >> yes. >> flora of florida is 100 years old. to celebrate her birthday, flora and her family are going on a cruise. love that. mary is 100 years old. this tech savvy grandma from massachusetts loves to play candy crush on her ipad. >> wow. >> happy 100th birthday to lee of port st. louis chl. lucie, f.
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saying the secret to longevity is fishing and telling tall tales. go to today.com/celebrate and include a photo. >> you were good in the cooking segment. >> the magic was there between you and michael. >> they forgot the cheese in your corn chowder. >> it was a little thick. >> you have to try this because it is delicious. >> that's right. >> nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning. i'm vai sikahema, and just before 9:00 and let e's get to e neighborhood forecast and we were just talking about the fog a moment ago? >> yes, some fog in wilmington and delaware and you can see the sunshine breaking through. a as the day goes on, we will have more and more sunshine and 47 degrees at 1:00 in the afternoon. into the 50s this afternoon, but
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the winds will increasele along with the temperatures, and that is the wind, and it will bring in cold air tonight. >> all right. thank you, bill. and let's get a check of the roads with jessica. >> over at camden, vai, this is an overturned vehicle on i-76 southbound which is around kolings avenue having part of the lanes blocked there, but most of the traffic can move by nicely. this is 95 around the blue route area, and this is the southbound side and some of the traffic is thinning out after an accident there on the blue route. and we are expecting developments in two murder cases we have been following a. man accused of kill iing his wife i front of their children expected to face a judge in cumberland co county. >> and another stabbing case will also be heard today. atlanta city police arrested
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thomas green this weekend who is accused of hitting ricky ward in the head with stones, and then dumping his body in a trash can. >> now, to new individuvideo in northeast philadelphia where a school bus and suv collided around 7:30 this morning at a academy and holyoke roads and 12 children were on the bus, and one child in the car. the bus was from first philly cha charter school. i'm vai sikahema and we will have another update at the bottom of the hour.
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this morning on "today's take," grammy and emmy winning music man harry connick jr., our celebrity co-host. plus, one of the famous supermodels in the world, naomi campbell visits yao and a delicious one pot dinner using what you have in the fridge. it's all coming out right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on wednesday morning, january 4th, 2017. i'm al along with sheinelle. we are so happy to have our good buddy back, mr. harry connick jr. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> we've never met. >> i was just about to say, we've only met, and you'd never remember this, there was a time when you were doing "american
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idol" and we talked to you, a satellite shot. i was obsessed with at the time, you did this thing, dada, da, da, da, da. what is that? >> i don't remember doing it, but if i did that, i would be impressed, too. >> this is a great way to start. my bad. but it was some kind of chant from a guy in new orleans. >> oh, big freta. >> at the end of harry's show. >> yes. >> can you do it with sheinelle? >> back it up right now, off the bat? >> let's do it. >> start it off. >> here or here? >> i've already started off the rails. why not. >> it is easy. >> do i have to back it up? >> you have to, too. >> i'll do the subtle version. ♪ i've got the eye of the tiger ♪ ♪ the fire, dancing through the fire ♪ ♪ i am the champion, and you're gonna hear me roar ♪ >> that's how you start a show. >> nice to meet you, harry. >> this is something that i like. >> i feel the connection.
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>> i'll start with, you know, da da da. >> yeah. >> let's start with sesame street. >> the cast of sesame street is taking over our studio and joining us all morning long. >> today? >> no, tomorrow. >> tomorrow? that's so exciting. >> you'll be here for it. >> i love sesame street. i will. >> this is the best part. >> you know how on the regular "today" show, 7:00 to 9:00, i do the birthdays with smucker's? 100-year-old and up? we are going to give you a chance to have elmo wish a happy 1st birthday to your little one. >> wow. >> pretty good. >> i want that to be my ring tone. >> head to our "today's take" facebook page. we need a photo, your little one's name and birth date, and we'd love a great fact about your little one. >> i was about to say, can you imagine -- >> i want to have another kid just for that.
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>> jill, look out. >> exactly. >> harry is coming home. >> this is something a child, or at least the family, will always remember. are you kidding me? a shoutout from elmo on the "today" show. >> that was really great. >> now it is just creepy. >> now i'm creepy elmo. in fact, a few years ago, the muppets took over the "today" show, and it was a blast. they did puppets. >> is that you? >> that's the al roker puppet. >> there's weather there, too. that's great. that's what's going on here. >> they had a matt and a katie muppet -- or meredith puppet. >> we have so much in this half hour, i don't know where to begin. >> good. because once you get started, there's no stopping you. >> i know where to start. >> you know what it is? doesn't matter how old you are, sesame street is just such a classic. they make adults smile. make kids smile. >> sure. >> it was great. we had a great time. looking forward to that. >> yes. >> mariah carey, i don't know if she is looking forward to the
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start of the new year. >> it's still going. today is january something. >> january 4th. >> unusual that it's keeping going because normally, these type of things fizzle out after a day, maybe two days. >> yeah. well, because it is a she said/he said. for those of you that didn't see, take a look at what happened new year's eve on dick clark's rocking new year's eve with ryan seacrest. >> i'll go through the motions, okay? ♪ >> all right. we didn't have a check for this song, so we'll just say, it went to number one. that's what it is. okay. >> so there was obviously some sort of malfunction with an audio track. she says she couldn't hear her in ear monitors and then accuses the producers -- >> right. >> -- dick clark productions of sabotaging her. she breaks her silence, telling entertainment weekly, all i can say is dick clark was an
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incredible person. i was lucky enough to work with him in the music business. i am of the opinion that dick clark wouldn't have let an artist go through that and would have been as mortified as i was in real time. >> that's why it is in the news, it keeps going. when you're on the stage, you have your ear piece, is it louder than people use? >> i don't use ear monitors. >> you don't at all? >> that's probably the main reason. >> that's interesting. >> i hear the music, pick up the mic and sing. if the mic doesn't work, i keep singing. like the dancers in the background. not to judge mariah carey, but that's one of the reason is don't use them. plus, i like to hear the audience talking and screaming. >> what is the benefit of them, to hear the track? >> so you can hear yourself clearly. you can get the mix exactly like you want. i just don't like it. >> maybe your genre of music, it is different. >> any genre. i know plenty of people in all genres of music that don't use them, you know. >> i mean, listen, i think she should have -- look, it happens. don't blame. just go on. >> keep going.
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>> because she's done this, it keeps going. jenny mccarthy is weighing? >> she had sympathy for the s k singer but said it stopped when the singer accused dirk clark productions of sabotaging the performance. she said if dick clark was alive, he'd be speak out about it. >> let's stop it. >> harry speaks. >> this is the best iced coffee i've ever had because you use your own ground chicory in it? >> i take it from community coffee. they make a ground chicory. >> crazy. >> use a tiny footprint cold brew coffee. comes whole beans. i grind that. then i make my own simple syrup. vanil vanilla, cinnamon, gloves and ginger. >> people at home are thinking, how can i try it? >> can people get a recipe for it? >> i'll put it online. >> you should. >> it is incredibly good. >> i don't even like coffee and i like it. because it is not bitter, you
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know? >> cold brew coffee, because when you heat coffee, it releases all the acids. >> yeah. >> makes it unstable. cold brew, because it sits in the water for 12 to 24 hours, it releases about 40% to 50% less acid. >> so good. >> once you make it, it is labor intensive. >> it is worth it. >> it can sit in the fridge up to two weeks. >> you make a big batch? >> 30 ounces at a time. you use 4 ounces per serving. >> here's a transition. speaking of good, good news if you don't like to workout so much so you're sweating and out of breath and all over the place. apparently, there is this new workout, might be good for you. this was in "vogue" magazine. the hot, new workout. it is a low intensity cardio, 30 to 60 minutes of roughly 60% of maximum heart rate effort. >> what we're doing right now? >> i'll about to say, right now, we're just doing our mini workout, whatever that was.
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>> i just lost calories talking about your coffee and i gained it back taking the sip. >> aren't you doing workouts on your show? >> yeah. they have this thing called harry tries where i show up and really don't know what's going to happen. truthfully, i have no idea. so they're always surprising me with different foods, different types of workouts. so we do crazy workouts on my show. >> what's one of the craziest? i heard there is something where you act like an animal or something like that. >> uh-oh. sounds like saturday night at harry's house. >> i was about to say, jill, i'm coming home again. it's a primal workout. >> are you serious? >> i mean, this is my job. >> what are you doing right now? >> i don't know. a panther or something. i was feeling it though. >> oh, oh, oh. >> i think the facial expression helps. >> yeah. i was feeling it. >> very wolverine there. >> exactly. i was feeling it, man. hard to play piano with those claws though. >> arms were flexed. probably does something.
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sh sheoes? oprah revealed the inspiration behind her oprah voice. >> i wondered who that was. >> take a listen. >> you can make any situation sound like something you should be content about. you can make things sound really, really nice, even if they're, you know, probably not even if they're that great. >> you know what? >> you're very positive about -- >> are you talking about the whole -- >> yeah, like, you know -- >> yeah. >> you're going to lose weight. >> yes. you know, that started -- you know how that start sed? >> john travolta was on my show many years ago. i just love john travolta. isn't he a great guy? he is a joy to be with. something about john travolta. i said, coming up next, john travolta. it just sounded so good. i was just so happy to be --
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>> wow. >> -- talking to john travolta. >> wow. >> there you go. >> wow. >> let's hear her say a few other names because i love this. >> john travolta. john travolta. ricky martin. tyra banks. we're buying you a house. barbara streisand. who whoopie goldberg. >> it's like your own president trump -- trumpet. >> it's very intense when you string eight of them together. >> i know. you know, it is funny. i never thought about it until i hear it like that. but it really is kind of her signature. >> that's her thing. i'm taking it for granted, frankly. you get a car, you get a car, it's part of who she is. >> she's so changed television. people always say the next
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oprah. there will never be another oprah. she came along at the right time. at the time when she started, you had phil donahue. >> absolutely. >> nobody was doing what she did and decided to make the turn into positivity. >> i remember that change. at first, it wasn't as positive, right? >> right. >> it wasn't negative but wasn't as uplifting. >> she was doing the same stuff everybody else was. consciously made a choice to celebrate the positive and to help and to empower. >> changed everything. >> it changed everything. >> my take away from that, because you can never be another oprah, is be authentic and trust your gut. she took the high road. >> when they go low, you go high. >> the rest is history. >> i'm surprised about the new study. it shows if you make an error in the subject line of an e-mail, that it translates into a 5% decline that people would open the e-mail. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> in other words, in the subject line of your e-mail,
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somebody sends you an e-mail. >> yeah. >> if there is a mistake in one of the words or a grammatical error, would you say, this person is an idiot and i'm not opening it? >> judge it. i won't just delete it, i'll report it. spam it. >> throw them into the trash. >> i kind of see what they mean. the other day i was talking with a college student and got an e-mail from the college student. this is different because it is not grammatical but she spelled my name nknow it is a funky spe. she responded sch. but back in the day, you had to proofread your letters. >> you have to get the name right. >> that's right off the bat. and there is auto correct. a lot of times you're typing fast. >> right. >> i was oprah and it turned into oprah. oprah winfrey jr. it happens all the time. it's crazy.
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>> you're nuts. >> we should sometimes go back to pen and paper mindset. maybe we should proofread. >> in fact, i found my old file fax from 1986. stopped using it in '88. i found it again. >> all your secrets in there? >> can we open it? >> sure. i just started putting all my calendar stuff in here. >> you're not putting it in your phone anymore? >> i am backing it up. >> trying to go old school now? >> yes. >> i like that. >> yeah. own little tool. >> how long will that last? >> who knows? >> one week. >> we have magnetic weather maps now. we're going old school. we're going to draw on the weather map -- >> with the -- remember those toys when you used to put the metal filings in -- >> al, you should do that. >> i know. back in the day, as we put the weather map up, when willard was doing weather, it was the side of our studio 3b. it was literally 12 feet tall and 18 feet wide. it was unbelievable. >> really?
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>> literally almost to scale. >> is it true they have gadgets on there, like the sun? >> magnetics. we had an art department. >> that's old school. >> yeah. now it is all computers. single digits below zeros in the plains todayment. 70s and 80s in florida. lake-effect snow developing around the great lakes. friday, central new york could see three feet of snow. arctic cold making its way east. heavy snow and rain in central and northern california right now. they have airport delays at san francisco airport. there are flood watches in effect, as wl. that's welha good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. the rain has ended. the clouds are lingering this morning, but they will be clearing out. enough subshine this afternoon to warm the lehigh valley. and the rest is heading into the 50s. 52 in new jersey and especially at the shore, a little breezy. sunshine bright this afternoon
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all this week, we're helping you get through the winter months with our winter survival guide, harry. >> she'll shwe'll show you hack you cozy with "today" contributor elizabeth. >> good morning. >> we talk about oprah. >> i know and the effect. >> where should we start? >> red beans and rice. let's start there. >> perfect for you, right? this is a hack i came up with. you know how you have the old socks hanging around your laundry room? >> you can't find the other one. >> single socks. >> you don't need a match. i made homemade hand warmers. take dry beans, rice works, as well. put it in a sock and stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. it is going to heat up. take them out. then i like to -- if you're using a tube sock, you can knot it. we're not going to wait the whole time because it is a lot of time. you can already feel how they get a little warm. >> how long does it last? >> for an hour. >> does it really? >> yes. >> if you're insioutside, put t
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in your pockets. >> can you put sausage in there, as well? >> may smell a little bit. >> it'd be good. >> you can add lavender or rosemary for a scent. >> great idea. >> costs nothing, pretty much. another way to stay warm, you know how you have the drafts that come into your house or apartment? >> sure. >> all i did, i need to show you this. i took a piece of fabric i wrapped around a pool tube. you know the noodles? cut that down to size for your -- you might have these in your garage for the summer. >> these, we have. >> wrap a piece of fabric around it, throw it under your door and pull it through the other side. >> i'll do that today with a door in my house. great idea. >> and save money, frankly. >> for sure. >> next thing, fans. people think fans create air and cool you off. well, that is true if they're running counterclockwise. fans have switches where you turn it from counterclockwise to clock wise. harry, you can probably reach
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the thing up there. >> one way seems like it is blowing and the other way it doesn't. >> clockwise, i don't know if it'll actually work, if it is hooked up, but there is a switch up there. >> it is not a good feeling for a piano player to stick his hand in a fan. >> clockwise, you know how we hear that hot air rises? >> right. >> this pushes it down. another thing that goes along with cold weather are dry hands. one little trick i have is i take a little hand cream, put it on your hands. when you put your gloves on and are doing the dishes, it is like having a manicure. >> like when you get a manicure is what i was going to say. great idea. >> the hot water bakes it in. wool is what you want to wear because it repels cold and keeps cold? >> we have to go. >> take little pieces of wool and put them in the shoes. >> elizabeth, thank you. coming up next, naomi campbell, supermodel.
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good morning. i'm vieai sikahema and a few moments shy of 9:30. and bill, any fog leftt? >> just a little bit in delaware, but the rest is looking at gray skies, however a little few sunny skies coming through the king of prussia enough to warm up the temperatures. it is 45 and a little warmer than this morning. it is going to be upper 40s at lunchtime, but then sit is goin to be chillier tonight as the winds kick in. >> and let's check in with traffic and jessica boyington. >> the traffic is moving towards the schuylkill expressway and little surprised here at trtroo
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with nine minutes here to the schuylkill, and you can see it is a tad throw. and a crash out at lower merion and conshohocken road. police are saying that a female and male died in this accident in allentown as you can see the cars are both badly damaged. police want to know who shot a man to death in his apartment in the holmesburg neighborhood. the man was found last night with a gunshot wound to the head. the police say that a separate bedroom appears to have been ransacked. >> a woman and 3-year-old child are being checked out following a carbon monoxide leak. the gas crews responded to their apartment at 2:00 this morning where the two were feeling ill.
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when you think about the word supermodel, only one name comes to mind to me. naomi campbell. >> uh-huh. >> good morning and happy new year, everyone. >> she's also an actress and activist who has been part of pop culture for more than four decades. walking runways, appearing in music videos and recently, guest starring on tv shows like the hit drama "empire." >> it is good. naomi appears in "star," following talented singers from different backgrounds escaping their past. she plays the mother of one of the singers. take a look. >> it is not a good look, darling. i've seen that housewife show. it's crash. >> what would you two ladies like to drink? >> sparkling water, please.
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>> me, too. >> why did you tell those people i was dead? >> i mean, you might as well be. >> and she looks like she could be your daughter. >> she does. >> little sister. >> there you go, harry. >> all the girls are so great. ryan and jude and britney. it's a great energy on set. queen latifah, of course. >> lenny kravitz. >> lenny. >> "empire" was huge. lee daniels said, i want you to play a different character. be a mom. >> i was in brazil when he called me. he facebooktimed me and said, here's your daughter and here is your husband. i was like, what am i doing now? basically, what lee wanted to portray with "star" is he wanted it to be african-americans from a legitimate business and wealthy. opposed to "empire," they're rich, wealthy but in drug money.
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he wanted it to be two different types of scenarios. my daughter, my husband is a rock star, all over the place, and i'm trying to get my daughter back. she's living in this impoverished place that i don't like, and i want her back. i'm very dependent on my daughter. i'm also very dependent on pills and alcohol. >> oh. >> it is an intense role, but it's got to be a lot of fun to play, right? >> it is. it's like, i mean, you know, challenging because i don't drink in real life. i have to be a little drunk all the time. actually a recovering addict. i just find that it's like, you know, it's so much fun. lee is so great to work with. i mean, he'll be on set with you and say, okay, use these words, just change them. it's whatever the feeling is. i mean, everyone is very welcoming to me. >> juicy to watch. >> i love queen latifah. she is such a lady. >> yeah, how great is she? one of the things -- before we started, you guys have an
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amazing connection that none of us knew about. >> we had a crazy memory. i remember meeting naomi when i was playing when 20 years old. you remember every detail about that. >> you know, don't take those -- everyone is like, you should write a book now. i'm thinking about it. just about my journey. i'm not into gossip and that stuff. i'm worried, you know, before my memory slips away. >> when did you come here? >> 1986 in december. i was 15 1/2. i had to get my mother to sign a paper, allowing -- >> do you remember what it was for? >> a british role. >> you should write a book. >> i don't know why i remember these things but i do. it's very much like all my friends have been recently
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saying the same thing. i think this year, 2017, god willing, may be the year i will start to write notes. >> or just do it with voice messages on your phone. i do that a lot. >> that's a good idea. i don't want a ghostwriter because it is too detailed and never going to come out the same. >> you don't have to think about syntax and form. just the ideas. >> but this fear comes over me when i think about it. like i did a book last year of my photography. also, i wrote about just my work stuff. two books in one. that took seven years but that was mostly because getting all the pictures from the photographers, some are no longer with us, was difficult. from their estates and foundations. >> the hardest part is starting it. >> all the pressures are up here. >> hit the record button and go. >> naomi, we could talk to you all day. >> i hope you'll like "star." it comes on tonight. >> on fox. we're excited about it. >> thank you for having me. up next, skip the grocery store today. our pal joy bauer is going to
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off. let's roll it. >> we're all leaning in. the show returns tonight, right? the finale left everybody with questions. what can we expect? >> 8:00 p.m. tonight, nbc, some of the questions that were going to be asked at the end of the finale. we're on the verge of catching the terrorist organization. they set us up and detonated a huge explosion. we're worried because they've got a much bigger plan which they're going to execute. >> in the show, there's a lot of action. did you prepare for this, do training for this? >> well, i did have a little bit of training on "the good wife" because i had to use a baseball bat, smashing up cars and people, which was a lot of fun. >> therapeutic, actually. >> extremely. i did have a little bit of background. a little bit of experience in it. but it improved my action sequences. >> could you beat up harry right now? >> absolutely. >> she did right before we came on. that's why i'm quiet right now. >> i could eat him for dinner. >> the show is intense. you have a lot of fun on set.
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in fact, we have a few bloopers. we'll look at them and then chat. >> action. >> [ bleep ]. >> we're on. welcome to the show, kid. [ laughter ] >> nothing better than that. >> i love that. >> nothing better. >> the group of actors, everybody looks so serious and intense. as a matter of fact, they're witty people that it is difficult to keep a straight face. >> and because the situation is so serious, it has to make it harder to restrain when you do stuff. >> absolutely. it is intense. >> can you pull it together quickly after you start giggling? >> i have been known to sometimes struggle, as you saw there. a lot of the time, it is to their fault because they mess around a lot and laugh around a lot. i try to be very serious. >> before the scene, are you pretty -- some actors like to stay in character.
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some are screw around right up until the point they say action. >> i think we're very serious in the rehearsal. but then one will say something, and that's it. we -- each one triggers the other. >> i notice, especially on an intense show like this, everybody seems to speak one octave lower. >> we should do it the rest of the interview. >> we're talking about saving america here. >> talking about saving america. >> saving america. >> that's right. >> can i give you -- >> we're whispering. >> this is way back wednesday. can. >> ask her seriously like it is tough, investigative journalism. >> can we go to bend it like beckham? >> you like him. >> look at that. chatting all day, i have to go for my facial. later. >> that's a little different. >> laughing in the background. >> what a swing, right? >> so much fun to do. that was so much fun to do.
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>> fun to watch. archie panjabi, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> "blindspot" returns tonight at 8:00/7:00, here on nbc. we'll be back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> you're scary.
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we want to thank mr. connick for being with us. he'll be with us tomorrow when sesame street takes over. >> and giving shoutouts to 1-year-olds. >> harry is back tomorrow. >> yeah, baby. >> new orleans royalty is back. that's right, baby. >> what do you have coming up? >> a lot of good
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema, and it is about 10:00 and let's go to the neighborhood forecast with bill henley. hi, bill. >> it is warming up, but it is a slow climb thanks for the clouds that are lingering, but they will clear out. the suburbs of the lehigh valley is taking more sunshine in lehigh valley and delaware, too, and looking at south jersey on the verge of the 50 degree mark. kensington is already there and
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not far behind is chestnut hill. >> and let's get a look at the roads with jessica boyington. >> we are looking at vine street expressway and we have a crash around the 24th street, and the bad thing here is that the traffic on the westbound going to schuylkill has to split in either direction. so this lane is blocked to the right, and traffic moving into the shoulder and the left creating the westbound delay moving wa towards the schuylkill and backing up towards broad street. back to you. >> thank you, jessica. today is the first day of universal pre-k in philadelphia. the initiative is fund bed by t new soda tax is to make early childhood education more affordable. the mayor plans to add more than 30,000 pre-k seats in mostly high need areas. the boss is going to be in new jersey, but he is not singing. mon mouth is host iing bruce
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springsteen for what is billed as a conversation. the tickets go on sale today at noon. >> i'm vai sikahema and we will have another update in about 25 minutes. have a great day, and we will see you in the bottom of the hour. we go back to the "today" show. we're wired differently. so we're offering incredibly fast 150 meg internet, hurry, freddy, you're gonna miss it! coming. i can't believe he is doing this. it's so fast that in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record, held by gary watson... fly, gary, fly. ...his friend can download 13 different versions of the perfect song...
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, it is here. wines day wednesday. january 4th, 2017. kathie lee is taking more time off. jenna bush hager is filling in, and that song you're listening to is called "missing" by a young new, hot country singer. his name is william michael morgan. he is becoming one of the hottest names in country music. he has a lot to celebrate. we are very honored because he has number one songs and all that sort of stuff, but he has not made his national tv debut until today. he is making it with us

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