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thanks for watching. our team heads to the capital for inauguration. good morning. breaking news. former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston. the 92-year-old being monitored after experiencing shortness of breath. resting comfortably this morning. instant backlash. president obama expected to face harsh questioning at his final news conference today about his decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning, the former soldier convicted in one of the largest intelligence leaks in u.s. history. now set to be freed in may. stepping out. president-elect trump pays a visit to the first inaugural event of the week in washington. the city preparing for friday's historic ceremony and a growing group of protesters threatening to shut it all down. and social networking.
what's really behind mark zuckerberg's cross country journey to meet americans? could it be part of an early push for, yes, the white house? today, wednesday, january 18th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. happy to have tamron while savannah continues on maternity leave. >> good to be here. counting down to the new president but many thoughts are with a former president this morning. >> george h.w. bush taken to a houston hospital as a precaution. our affiliate kprc is there. good morning. >> president bush was admitted to houston methodist hospital on
saturday for shortness of breath. he is responding well to treatment, and his doctors are pleased. >> reporter: former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston after experiencing a shortness of breath. overnight, his office chief of staff saying he is in stable condition and, quote, doing fine. president bush is now 92 years old and needs a wheelchair to get around. his public appearances have become increasingly rare over the last several years. his most recent, 11 days ago, appearing alongside family at a houston texans playoff game. earlier this month, the family spokesperson told nbc news the 41st president and his wife, barbara, now 91, would not be attending friday's inauguration, siting their advanced ages and, quote, all that entails. the couple who celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary also didn't attend president obama's inauguration in 2013. this latest hospital stay marks the fourth in the past three years. he was hospitalized twice in
2014, once with pneumonia and another with breathing difficulties. 2015, he fell down at the family's home in maine, breaking a bone in his neck. two years ago, the oldest living president, not letting age slow him down, celebrating his 90th birthday with a sky dive. >> doctors for the former president are hoping he will be released from the hospital soon. at this point, we don't know exactly when. matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. our thoughts are with the former president. >> absolutely. president obama holds the final news conference of his presidency today. one thing he is sure to be asked about is his controversial decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning, the former army analyst convicted of leaking classified information. we told you last week it was something that was being considered. now, it's happened. nbc's andrea mitchell has more for us. good morning. >> morning, tamron. chelsea manning will be freed in may after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.
the white house said because her sentence was much more severe than that of other leakers. the secrets she disclosed were not that harmful to national security, and she showed contrition and faced trial, unlike snowden, who fled to russia. this is opposed by defense secretary ash carter. >> reporter: this morning, president obama's decision to release convicted army leaker chelsea manning is drawing fire from republicans. in statements, house speaker paul ryan calling the move outrageous. senator john mccain calling it a grave mistake. senator tom cotton, a war veteran, said we ought not to treat a traitor like a martyr. chelsea announced her transgender identity the day after she was convicted for releasing secrets to wikileaks. manning spoke about it on "today" with savannah. >> i think the ultimate goal is to be comfortable in her skin. >> reporter: manning twice tried to convict suicide since being
incarcerated in an all male prison. >> she wanted to give information to the american public that she believed they deserved to know. >> reporter: in 2010, then-defense secretary robert gates described the leaked damage this way. >> is this embarrassing? yes. is it awkward? yes. consequences for u.s. foreign policy, i think fairly modest. >> reporter: at her trial, manning apologized for her actions. the audio obtained exclusively by nbc's cynthia mcfadden. >> i want to go forward. before i do that though, i understand i must pay the price for my decisions and actions. >> reporter: also tuesday, president obama pardoned retired general james cartwright, once one of his top military advisers. the former joint chief's vice chairman pleaded guilty last fall to making false statements to the fbi about leaks to "new york times" involving a joint u.s./israeli cyber attack
against iran's nuclear program. he wrote the judge was not the original source. an appeal senior officials say helped psway the president. >> president has commuted the sentence of 1300 people already may do more on thursday. so far, no pardon has been offered to former cia director david petraeus, who pleaded guilty to misleading the fbi about classified materials he shared with his then biographer and mistress. >> thank you very much. we should mention, we'll carry president obama's final news conference later today on many of the nbc stations. now to our countdown to the inauguration. two days from now. the president-elect made a quick trip to washington last night to attend a pre-inauguration dinner for diplomats, donors and his incoming staff. he took to the stage, made some brief remarks, heaping praise on his cabinet nominees and vice-president elect mike pence.
a poll shows most americans, 69%, say trump's use of twitter is a bad idea. without review, it can have major implications. 26% said it is a good idea because it allows a president to directly communicate to the people. >> trump's inaugural committee revealed the two bibles he'll use to take the oath of office. one will be the lincoln bible used in 1861 by lincoln, and by president obama for both of his inaugurations. the other will be a bible that trump was given by his mother as a child. our political team is ready to go, covering it all. we'll start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander, down at trump tower. good morning. >> matt, good morning to you. donald trump is now just 48 hours away from truly running the country. it may be sinking in. a reporter who met with him here at trump tower late yesterday described the incoming president as unusually subdued, saying he was lowering expectations and
acknowledging what could be the messy realities of governing. >> reporter: in the nation's capital, pre-inauguration festivities are underway. donald trump celebrating with diplomats and ambassadors. >> i know how safe this room is. boy, oh, boy. >> reporter: hours after he spoke with axios on media affairs, saying, quote, i've had a lot of briefings that aren't i don't want to say scary because i'll solve the problems but we have big enemies out there. two days before taking office, trump is taking aim at democrats, pouring fuel on his feud with john lewis. >> he conveniently doesn't remember. how do you forget if you go to an inauguration. i can tell you if i was at inaugurations. you don't forget something like that. >> reporter: slamming the congressman for saying this would be the first inauguration since taking office he won't attend. despite skipping george w. bush's in 2001.
>> we didn't attend it, like so many other members of congress, but president bush was a friend of mine. >> we need seats so badly. >> reporter: the last of lawmakers boycotting the inauguration is growing, 50 says they won't attend. >> i don't honor him, don't respect him, and i don't want to be involved with him. >> reporter: democrats are putting trump's cabinet picks in the hot seat. betsy devos grilled for her advocacy of charter schools ate school? >> correct. >> you children didn't either, correct. >> correct. i've mentored in one. >> reporter: devos said it should be up to states whether guns are allowed in states. noticing protection from grizzly bears in states like wyoming. >> i would imagine there is probably a gun in the school to protect from potential
grizzlies. >> reporter: last-minute inaugural preparations are in full swing in washington. in addition to the supporters taking place in the celebration of the new president, officials are also expecting tens of thousands of anti-trump protesters. at least one group vowing to shut down the inauguration ceremonies and paralyze the city. >> optimistic about our chances of having a very vibrant show of resistance on friday. >> reporter: the priority for police, keeping everyone safe. >> they can be as vigorous as they want vocally, but when they physically assault or attempt to disrupt an activity, law enforcement has to take action. >> donald trump repeatedly said there will be record numbers of spectators at this friday's inauguration. law enforcement officials in washington tell me they're expecting under 1 million people in attendance. compare that to president obama's first inauguration, 1.831.8
million in attendance. trump is praising the bikers for trump, saying they're an additional security layer. they i saying, they're rough. >> peter alexander, thank you very much. a cabinet hearing is beginning for the president-elect's choice for health and human services. it is a critical one, given the ongoing efforts to repeal and replace president obama's signature health care law. hallie jackson is on capitol hill. good morning. >> hey tamron, good morning. some democrats tried to delay today's hearing because of ethics questions they had. donald trump's transition team, accusing them of basically playing politics. today, it will be congressman tom price in the hot seat with the war over obamacare intensifying. >> reporter: facing his first congressional checkup today, congressman tom price, the georgia doctor picked to lead the health department and help oversee donald trump's overhaul
of the health care law. price's public exam, hot on the heels of what could happen if the affordable care act is repealed without a replacement. projection, 18 million americans could lose insurance after the first year. 32 million americans could use it after ten years. premiums spiking 20% to 25%. to the gop, the estimate, not painting the full picture. house speaker paul ryan's office calling it meaningless, since it doesn't factor in a plan to replace the law. the catch? republicans haven't announced a replacement plan yet or even agreed on what it should look like. donald trump says he is down to the final strokes on that replacement. don't expect to hear those details today from price. instead, a transition source tells nbc news the congressman is prepared to offer broad principles in line with the president-elect's campaign pledges. adding, price and trump have met twice in the last two weeks. >> going to be very proud of what we put forth, having to do with health care.
>> reporter: price also certain to be asked about a report he invested thousands of dollars in a biomedical company not long before introducing legislation that would benefit it. with the transition team now demanding a retraction. democrats demanding more information. >> any prosecutor would say, oh, boy, i'd better look into this. to have the hearings and try to have the vote before we know the results here, that's a huge mistake. >> reporter: the trump team says any connection between price's legislation and campaign contributions is demonstrably false, saying a broker conducted trades without input from price himself. >> congressman price will have his official confirmation hearing with the senate finance committee next week. today, significant, in that it is the first time he is here on the hill as a cabinet nominee facing questions from his fellow members of congress. president-elect trump said he wants health care for everybody. the big question, of course, is how do you pay for it? tamron? matt? >> hallie, thank you very much.
now to something new tied to politics. today's fact check. over the weekend, trump warned in a tweet, car companies and others, if they want to do business in our country, have to make things here again. >> on tuesday, general motors announced a $1 billion investment in the u.s. walmart has revealed plans to add 10,000 jobs this year. >> trump followed up those announcements with another tweet, thanking them for starting the big jobs push back into the u.s. how much credit should the president-elect actually be taking? let's bring in msnbc's ari melber. i'll give the numbers with gm. $1 billion investment, 1500 new jobs, 450 jobs that would be coming back from mexico. some 5,000 jobs over the next few years. you can look at this and say, they read that tweet and that's why they reacted this way. what's the reality? >> donald trump seems to think they read the tweet. the reality, matt, is that gm has said this is not a response to donald trump. it is part of a four-year
efficiency plan which included a larger number, $2.9 billion in investments last year. >> we've seen the power of these tweets. look what happened with boeing when the president-elect took on the cost of the new air force one. their stock nosedived. it's happened with other companies. how are the companies preparing for these potential hostile tweets, and are they worried what it does to their stock prices? >> they are worried. we see momentary dips. though most of the market capitalization comes back up fairly quickly. companies are willing to deal with this as a pr issue. they are accelerating, reacting or rolling out announcements in order to avoid any bad, basically twitter attention from donald trump. they have also stressed, just about, except for the carrier deal, which involved some state benefits from a state government, they've all stressed they are not changing their business model. >> let's go back to where we started. if you had to rate the president-elect's impact on job
creation or job preservation over the two-month transition, how would you rate it? >> according to the companies we hear of, small or non-existent. there is a fantasy football aura to think. donald trump is saying things on the internet. when companies do things, he'll selectively respond to it. another important point here is these companies have a legal obligation to basically pursue what they call shareholder value. they cannot just respond to a politician, politician, even a president, and put political messaging above the legal obligation they owe to shareholders to do what they think is best in the long-term interests. another point, many of the companies stress they're hiring and investment decisions are months if not years in the making. they are not responses to a couple of days of internet attention. >> it is good to put this all in perspective. ari, thank you very much. appreciate that. stay with nbc news for complete coverage of friday's
inaugurati inauguration. it starts here on "today" at 7:00 with more throughout the day on msnbc and nbcnews.com. the man hunt is over this morning for loyd, the man wanted in the shooting deaths of a orlando police officer and his pregnant ex-girlfriend. he was wearing body armor and carrying two handguns. he was transferred from the police department to an orlando hospital for injuries he sustained during the arrest. breaking news from overseas this morning. a series of three strong earthquakes hit central italy in the span of about an hour. shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year. the strongest of the three had a magnitude of 5.7. there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. tremors were felt as far away as rome, where the subway was
evacuated as a precaution. >> busy morning for mr. al roker. tracking two winter storms or both coasts. >> the big one right now is what's going on out west. let's look and show you. this video in portland, oregon. the box truck takes a direct hit from that semi. folks, the roads are a mess there. we've got school closings. all kinds of problems. it is just going to keep coming. in fact, you can see we already have activity moving into the pacific northwest. that's today's storm. then we have showers on thursday and another system out in the pacific on friday. as you can see, we have winter weather advisories, freezing rain advisadvisories, as well. rain today for the west coast. rounds of snow for the higher elevations. friday, the next storm arrives with more rain and snow. the risk of flooding continues. you can look at these rainfall amounts from three to five inches. some places, as much as eight inches of rain in northwestern california and southwestern oregon. the snowfall, anywhere from two
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philadelphia up to 51 degrees. 30s to start with in lehigh valley. clouds linger through the day. 45 the high temperature in delaware. 52 degrees in afternoon. you night see a break or two of sunshine in interior new jersey. high of 51. have a great day. latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you very much. >> coming up, is facebook founder mark zuckerberg eyeing a possible white house run? as for the next president, how did donald trump win over a crucial voting block in the swing state of ohio? we'll have more of our special inauguration week series, in trump they trust. first, this is "today" on nbc as we look at really cool ather in our naweti
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♪ freedom if you're waking up, it is 7:30 on a wednesday morning. 18th of january, 2017. we get a look at the nice people out on the plaza. >> we'll meet them. inside studio 1a, what's making headlines. former president george h.w. bush is being monitored at a houston hospital this morning. he was admitted as a precaution after experiencing shortness of breath. sources close to the 92-year-old tell us he's doing well and should be released in a few days. the secret service will pay dozens of african-american former agents $24 million to settle a class action lawsuit. the case originally began more than 16 years ago and accuse td agency of systematic
discrimination. part of the agreement, the secret service admits no wrongdoi wrongdoi wrongdoing. president-elect donald trump kicked off inaugural events by delivering a message to diplomats in attendance. >> we have great respect for your countries. we have great respect for our world. >> vice-president elect pence addressed the crowd and vowed to work on achieving peace is and prosperity throughout the world. trump's inauguration is two days away, but there is already speculation for future races for the white house. could mark zuckerberg wibe considering a run for the white house? joe is in menlo park. >> it is important to note mark zuckerberg never publicly expressed any desire to become a politician. yet, recent moves by the
facebook ceo sparked speculation. could he run for office? not just any office but the highest in the land. >> reporter: his standard uniform in almost any setting is the t-shirt and hoodie. some wonder if mark zuckerberg, one of the richest men on the planet at age 32 could be shifting into a presidential mode. vanity fair wrote an article asking, will mark zuckerberg will our next president? for year, i've been hearing how mark zuckerberg wanted to do more than facebook. what do you do more than facebook? becoming president maybe. >> reporter: in recent months, other publications posed the same question inspired by clues. first, there was the facebook proxy statement last year that said zuckerberg could serve in government and maintain control of the company. then there was his holiday facebook post, wishing followers a merry christmas and happy hanukkah. one user said, aren't you an
atheist? zuckerberg said, there was a time i questioned things but now i think it is important for some. the billionaire ceo pledged to visit every state in the u.s. >> which sounds awfully like someone who is exploring a presidential bid. >> reporter: though zuckerberg said travels will help him with his work at facebook and his family's organization. >> there is no one else i could say this about in america, but wouldn't becoming the president be a step down? >> you don't have to have much to make a difference. >> reporter: analysts say the election of donald trump shattered the norms of presidential politics. >> you need to have money, and you need to have charisma. we know that mark zuckerberg has plenty of money he can bankroll a run. we're not sure he has the charisma necessary to motivate people to stand behaind him and support him for president.
>> zuckerberg was not available for comment on this, but recently said he's committed to leading facebook over the long term. in 2020, zuckerberg would be 36 years old, just barely old enough to be president. "vanity fair" thinks if he welcome back to run, it would most likely be in 2024. matt and tamron? >> joe fryer, thank you very much. our friends in vegas have odds on just about everything. they have odds on mark zuckerberg running for the presidency, 125:1 against. >> against him running. >> mm-hmm. >> put it on a facebook poll. >> put a little money down right now. >> see what happens. >> how many likes does he get? >> good point. al has a check of the forecast. >> we have a lot of heavy rain. houston, we definitely have a problem. rainfall rates now, two to three inches per hour. there are reports in the suburbs of four to five inches.
flooding has been going on. flood warnings. we'll continue to watch this expanding to the north and east. in fact, today, the rain will increase from texas to alabama. we're talking rounds and rounds of excessive rain as low pressure develops along a front. rainfall amounts through friday, talking three to five inches, especially from eastern texas on into central louisiana. there could be locally as much as six inches of rain or more. the rest of the country today, rounds of rain. pacific northwest and northern california. unseasonably mild throughout the plains. we're going to get to your local forecast. th good morning. meteorologist bill henley. steady rain has moved out. clouds are going to stay with us. little mist and fog this morning. little bit of it in the jersey shore. cloudy skies stay. 50 degrees at the shore. mostly cloudy for suburbs and philadelphia. up to 51 degrees. 30s to start with in lehigh valley. clouds linger through the day. 45 the high temperature.
delaware 52 degrees this afternoon. might see a break or two in sunshine in interior new jersey. high of 51. have a great day. forget, check that weather any time you need it with our friends at the weather channel. guys? >> al, thank you. just ahead, a guy who was, shall we say, very determined to prove his carry-on bag was not too big. he is all of us. >> we've all had that thought. first, ahead of friday's inaugurati inauguration, voters who carried donald trump to victory shared their advice for his first 100 days. when cold and flu hold you back try theraflu expressmax, now in new caplets. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel.
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it is our special series leading up to friday's inauguration. >> nicolle wallace has been traveling around, talking to voters who helped donald trump win the white house. >> donald trump faired better with religious voters than the last three republican candidates. in no place was it more evident than in ohio. >> talk about life as trump voters. >> if i want something better for our country, call me what you want to. >> just because we have a different viewpoint, because we made a different choice politically, doesn't mean we're bad people. >> reporter: lake county, ohio, may be 30 minutes from cleveland, but it is a world away from the big city. home to nearly 200 churches and houses of worship, faith matters here. ♪ walk beside me >> reporter: it is where mormon families like the christensens teach their children about love and respect. a place that voted for barack obama eight years ago.
this time, for donald trump. >> i wasn't inviting this person into my home to raise my kids. i was inviting them to, you know, be our head of state, our leader. >> reporter: i first met bobbi christensen before the election. we were talking to women. >> how do you get over the character concerns of trump? >> you don't get over it. >> i talked to you after the "access hollywood" tape came out. how did you process and accept his character? >> i talked to my kids about how the behavior was unacceptable, how men should be treating women with respect. i hate to say i came to terms with it but i did. i'm not inviting him to teach my kids morals. that's my job. >> reporter: we met up with bobbi and her neighbors at a popular restaurant in town. the downings and john cadell voted for donald trump.
>> does faith play a role for who you picked for president? >> only that donald trump would protect religious freedom. >> you're all nodding your head. >> that was a huge thing for a lot of people. i think people were terrified. >> reporter: on sundays, this place is hopping with the after church crowd. the owner is a syrian immigrant. >> this community, they are my family. i don't have no family over here. >> reporter: tony moved here 30 years ago. >> our community is a good community. people care about each other. they don't look at people as far as the color or religion or race. if you're a good person, you're welcomed into our community. >> reporter: that also means welcoming all debate at these tables. >> our borders need to be -- they don't need to be locked down completely tight, but they need to be secure. >> so his promise for extreme vetting, you were behind that and behind the wall. do you think we should let anyone in from war-torn syria? >> you know, my heart goes out to syrian refugees. maybe that's my faith speaking.
i mean, it tears me up to see the images that i see on tv and the stories of the little children. i think we all have a heart. we want to reach out to people. we want to give to people. we do a lot of good for the world. but to continue doing that, we have to protect ourselves. >> if you sat here today and you were to give him advice for his first 100 days, what advice would you give donald trump? >> be respectful of all you meet. >> stick to your word and follow through on what you said you'd do. >> he needs to stay humble and to listen to the advisers that he is putting around him. you know, fully consider what they're saying to him. >> every thought and emotion that comes to the top of his head spills out his mouth. i don't think it is a bad thing. >> i hate to say my expectations for his presidency are low, but i think i'm keeping them low so if he hits a bar, i can raise any standards a little bit. neither candidate was great. i got the one in that i thought was better. now, let's see what he does. >> if there is one thing i could say that i would like to see donald trump change, that's the
use of the name calling. i don't think it really has in place. our country is so decided. we definitely need somebody to lead the way to turn things around. >> do trump voters have a role in making us less divided? >> i would just hope that every individual that voted for trump, you know, extends a love or a warm inclusively. i think if every trump voter could do that, our country would be much less divided instead of saying, who did you vote for, and instead we were friendly and extended the hand. >> interesting, the advice. stay humble but follow through on what you said you were going to do. >> every one of them wants him to filter his words more carefully. this is not democrats or the media. these are his hard-core supporters. >> we see this in the numbers we talked about earlier with twitter. it is the same advice that you're hearing from people in ohio. >> i've worked for presidents. it is hard to get through to them as an annoying staffer or show them a poll. but their base is who they usually listen to. >> interesting.
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good wednesday morning. meteorologist bill henley is tracking a cloudy wednesday for us. hanging in there. clouds around through the day. fortunately not cold. not typical january cold. 41 in philadelphia. new jersey skies are brightening up. get a better view of clouds right now. 39 degrees. lehigh valley saw some showers first thing this morning. fog is thinning out, 37 degrees now. 42 degrees in delaware. that's where we're starting. nice warmup even in the lehigh valley. 45 deli degrees this afternoon some sunshine getting through. temperatures near or into low 50s this afternoon. jessica boyington watching the traffic for us. starts us off on vine street expressway. >> moving through center state roads. little slow. cameras looking at right around 24th street right now.
seeing a little bit of delay getting off the ramp. also watch for police directing traffic around the same area. garden street eastbound. just around 20th street. traffic lights around the ben flank lynn parkway as well. patco high speed line operating on special schedule today. patco is blaming motor issues sk and weather for long wait and overcrowding on trains. crews have been working around the clock to inspect and repair the train. lgbt leaders will go to creating the change conference in philadelphia. 4,000 supporters and activists are expected to attend the event. secure freedom, justice and equality for lgbt community. another update in just about 25 minutes. remember you can always check out the nbc 10 app for latest news, weather and traffic. have a good one.
it's 8:00 on "today" and breaking overnight, former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston after the 92-year-old experienced shortness of breath. this as the nation gets set to inaugurate a new president in 48 hours. we've got the latest from houston and washington. ♪ work hard, play hard work hard, train harder. >> i'm feeling like you've had too much breatk. ready? >> we'll check in with craig on his progress as his trainer pushes this him to reach his potential. >> that's what i'm talking about. ellen in "la la land."
ellen degeneres reveals she was robbed starring opposite ryan gosling in the oscar favorite. >> they released a behind the scenes trailer, and emma stone was not their first choice. >> two actors who have an on screen chemistry and i think is one for the ages. >> today, wednesday, january 18th, 2017. >> chushoutout to our trends an family in iowa and tennessee. >> it's my 30th birthday from spokane, washington. >> celebrating our 32nd anniversary here at "today." >> happy 60! we're back at 8:00. on this wednesday morning, the 18th day of january, 2017.
and you know, every once in a while, you've got to say that mr. roker knows what he's talking about. he was wearing a full coat and a hat and says, you know, it is not so nice out there. carson and i -- >> i got this whereon. >> we didn't get it right. >> we grabbed the umbrella for our hair. >> we did. >> hoda was like, it is raining on our hair. >> indeed. >> in al we trust. coming up, new ways to think about working out. celebrity trainer bob harper is helping craig melvin reach his start today goals by switching things up. this morning, he'll teach you how to do it, too. >> it's not just us. then we'll check out the best-selling beauty products in america. could use less expensive alternatives on that. first, a check of the headlines. here's the news at 8:00. >> good morning. we begin with the hospitalization of former president george h.w. bush. i'm in houston at houston methodist hospital, where mr.
bush has been since saturday. >> reporter: this morning, our nation's 41th president resting comfortably in a houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. overnight, his office chief of staff saying he is in stable condition and, quote, doing fine. president bush, now 92 years old, needs a wheelchair to get around. his public appearances have become increasingly rare over the last several years. his most recent, 11 days ago, appearing alongside family at a houston texans playoff game. earlier this month, the family spokesperson told nbc news the 41st president and his wife barbara, 91, would not be attending friday's inauguration. siting their advanced ages and, quote, all that entails. the couple who just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary also did not attend president obama's inauguration in 2013. this latest hospital stay marks the fifth in the past five years. he was hospitalized in 2012 with
bronchitis and twice more in 2014 with pneumonia and breathing difficulties. and in 2015, he fell at the family's home in maine, breaking a bone in his neck. just two years ago, the oldest living president not letting age slow him down. the daredevil in chief celebrating his 90th birthday with a sky dive. >> doctors here at houston methodist hospital say mr. bush is responding well to treatment. they hope to have him released from the hospital soon. at this point, we don't know exactly when that will be. back to you. >> thank you very much. donald trump, two days away from becoming the 45th president of the united states. the inauguration sceremony itself, a sense of growing controversy. peter alexander is blocks away at trump tower. >> good morning. already, donald trump's inauguration is splitting lawmakers and the public. in a new interview with a media
group axios, trump says, you know, i'm not really a divisive figure. this morning, trump is back here at trump tower in new york after a quick trip to washington to help jump start the inaugural festivities. >> reporter: president-elect trump joined by vice presiden e president-elect pence greeting supporters in d.c., touting the main celebration ahead. >> they think we're going to have record crowds coming. >> reporter: law enforcement officials are expecting less than 1 million spectators, compared to president obama who had 1.8 million eight years ago at his first inauguration. the president-elect again lashing out at civil rights icon john lewis, who is boycotting the inauguration. joined by more than 50 fellow democrats. trump is now accusing the congressman of lying after lewis said trump's swearing in would be the first inauguration he'd miss. >> i think for him to grand standed, because i think he grandstanded, john lewis, and then he was caught in a bad lie.
>> reporter: earlier, lewis acknowledged he skipped george w. bush's inauguration in 2001 because of the florida recount controversy. >> we didn't attend it, like so many other members of congress didn't, but president bush was a friend of mine. >> reporter: trump is also brushing off the boycotters. >> as far as other people not going, it's okay because we need seats so badly. i hope they give me their tickets. >> no trump! >> reporter: protests ramping up in the nation's capital. tens of thousands of demonstrators expected this weekend with a significant uptick in requests for permits. law enforcement doubling their resources after the bitter campaign. >> how do you avoid these clashes, where one side is going after the other? >> it is not all about law enforcement. i would encourage every first amendment group and individual to respect each other's rights. >> reporter: meanwhile, new fallout from president obama's decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning. the former army intelligence analyst and transgender woman convicted of passing classified
material to wikileaks. her sentence reduced from 35 years to 7, ending this may. >> she didn't intend to harm anybody. the sentence that she received was much too severe, given all the facts of the case. >> reporter: still, republicans are blasting the president's decision. house speaker paul ryan calling the commutation, just outrageo s outrageous. john mccain saying the prison sentence may end in a few months' time, but her dishonor will last forever. >> donald trump is watching the "today" show, responding to an earlier segment here that challenged whether he deserved credit for some recent corporate job announcements. he tweeted early this morning, quote, totally bias nbc news said the announcement from ford, gm, lockheed and others, that jobs are coming back to the u.s. but had nothing to do with trump is more fake news, in caps. ask top ceos of the companies
for the facts. it was because of me. >> thank you for pointing that out. nbc news will have coverage of friday's inauguration starting at 7:00 a.m. here on "today." why this college basketball coach had no one to shake hands with at the end of the game. take a wild guess. who or what is behind that curtain? we're about to reveal the answer. stand by. and bob harper's fitness plan to get craig melvin and the rest of our team feeling our best in 2017. how many is that, bob? >> a lot. >> how many? >> keep going. >> we're still going here. >> don't stop. >> fi
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you're not sure it'll fit. one easy jet passenger had that issue, tried to stuff the bag into the frame to say, this will fit in the overhead. guess what? it wouldn't. watch. >> that's impressive. >> how about that? >> it fits. the problem is, can you now get it out? >> oh, no! >> he had to check it because he had to put the whole thing? >> i'm with ya. >> took him a long time to get that thing out of that frame. the video doesn't know what happened after that. it is not clear whether he was allowed to take that bag on as a carry-on. flyers everywhere can identify. >> all of us. >> nothing worse than the stink eye you get when you're trying to jam your bag up there and everyone is watching. >> oh, please fit. please fit. >> it always fits. that's what i say. next up, a website, elite daily, is putting us on notice. it has a list of things we do every day that ruin people's impression of us. things we may not realize we're doing. here's a few on the list. checking your phone while
talking with someone. >> not cool. >> so rude. >> really. >> do you do it? >> no. while i'm talking to someone? no. >> really? >> not taking responsibility for your actions. >> yeah. >> that's the blame thing. >> yeah, not my fault. >> blame needs to be dished out -- >> you defend yourself. >> are you willing to take blame for things or do you blame others? i'm not pointing at you. >> are you blaming me? >> and not reacting well to a sudden change in plans. we're all flexible because our lives have to change with breaking news. maybe not you. >> matt doesn't like a change. >> at work i'm okay with it. at home, not so much. >> yes. >> me, too. >> i'm okay with it. i can go with the flow most times, but i don't have kids and really other people to consider with that. >> you're okay if someone cancels dinner with you at the last minute? >> if it is habitual, no. if it is a good reason, yeah. >> do you hold a grudge? >> send somebody out to get the
person's family. >> cancelled golfing with me at the last minute. i have not forgotten. >> rebrougbrought it up again. what do you see at the end of sporting events? >> handshake. >> great custom. the game is over, we can be civil with each other. look what happened at the end of a college basketball game. a foul leads to a massive brawl among the players. pretty soon, even the coaches need to be restrained. >> whoa, not good. >> sienna is the winner of the game. after the game ends, the team and coach walks off the court. he shakes off the tension. >> whoa. >> that's funny. >> hey, it is a tradition. i'm going through with it. >> nice to see you. >> the coach said he left the coach because he didn't want to risk another fight. >> funny. >> good way to handle it. now, who is trending this
morning at this table? >> trending. >> sir al roker in the 9:00 a.m. tuesday, john cena was our co-host and taught us exercises to motivate us for the beginning of the year. one involved america's most beloved weatherman. >> all you do is add weight. like al roker. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> something like this. >> wow. >> doesn't sound right, by the way. he's working a dumbbell. >> what'd you say? >> working with dumbbells. >> this is not the first time a hollywood star tried to raise roker. ryan gosling lifted al on the plaza in 2011. dare we ask, is that the new challenge? we've had the water bottle toss. we've had the mannequin challenge. >> if you see me on the street, don't do that. >> total stranger will walk up to you.
>> don't do that. >> don't do it. >> i do have a taser. >> matt, pick up al. >> i need this back. we have a special guest in our studio. ready? it is actually the newest wax figure from mazdame tussauds. making people in the studio do a double take. without further adieu, the new pax figure of president-elect donald trump. >> that's pretty good. >> very good. >> each newly elected president gets a wax figure. this required a team of 20 artists. took nearly four months to create this. each strand of hair. >> the hair is good. >> is individual. >> the color of the hair and everything. >> wow. >> spot on. >> can i tell you, we had him standing by the refrigerator in the storage room before. it was unbelievable. people walking by like, what are you doing? >> crazy. >> the only thing that would make him more life like is if
his hands were up and he were tweeting. >> i told carson, what if he did the stunt you and al did, matt, where you stood behind your wax figure. like what al did. >> scare people. >> pops out. >> carson is like, i'm not ready for that. >> those are our wax figures from our friends at madame tussaud's. >> do they touch them up over the time? >> you start melting. >> we all change over time. do they touch you up? >> i look like al's brother in some of these things. >> so brown. >> yeah. >> you look like barack obama. >> you do. >> let's go to pop start. "la la land," the movie musical is getting oscar buzz. emma stone wasn't the studio's first choice for lead actress. here's who was. >> when we were casting the movie, part of the appeal was you know they're going to be a couple. you can see them and imagine them together. like a fred and ginger. the classic hollywood screen
couple. >> who actors who have an on-screen chemistry that, i think, is one for the ages. >> each of them on their own is just a phenomenal actor. so to get the chance to work with both of them was a complete dream come true. >> ellen will reveal all on today's episode of her show. funny stuff there. tyra banks, successful supermodel and businesswoman, has a big crush on another american icon. she wants everybody to know about it. >> matt lauer, matt lauer, matt lauer. when i think of you, i just feel that you were born to be on television wh television. when i turn on that tv, i see you, and i know you see me, matt. >> you want to explain that? what's going on there? >> i like tyra banks. >> of course. >> i don't think i've seen her in ten years. i've now realized that this is weird but it is also part of
some sort of promotional campaign. >> she was promoting -- >> for makeup. >> a matte lipstick. >> m-a-t-t-e. >> got her thinking about another matt. >> she's posting videos about all the matts she likes. >> who could blame her? >> it had me a little nervous for a second. >> ten years, huh? >> carson, thank you. >> yes, i can go back in my day planner. >> she kept the golf thing. see what you would have checker. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. the rain ended first thing morning, but the clouds will be lingering lu the day. any mist or fog disappears this morning and most willy cloudy skies. 5 51 in new jersey this afternoon. and mostly cloudy skies on the jersey shore. and lehigh valley is 45, and low 50s for delaware and ph
philadelphia and near 50 this afternoon for the suburbs. sunshine returns tomorrow. have a great day. >> that's your later wleather. live to 100. this morning, craig's new fitness routine. we paired him with bob harper for a month-long wellness challenge. craig is here. 18 days into it. you look really good. how are you surviving? >> depends on the day. >> how's the day? >> today is a good day. you worked out with bob, i believe. bob harper, 20 years of execution, reputation, no nonsense trainer. a few weeks ago, i realized my old workout wasn't cutting it. what you're about to see, not pretty. >> reporter: you probably already know bob harper, the host of the "biggest loser," a celebrity trainer and now my start today fitness coach. >> what is your objective in this month? >> i jog a fair amount and it is boring. i'd like to come up with
different workouts. >> we're going to make sure you're never going to be bored with a workout you do with me. >> i've seen your work, bob. you're intense. >> i am intense. >> i'll be honest with you, i'm a little nervous. >> i think nervous is good. >> reporter: bob's approach to fitness is using simple but intense moves to burn fat and build muscle. our workout started off easy enough. >> that's awesome. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> hold yourself up. >> reporter: it only got harder from there. >> i'm already tired. >> look at that. five and -- look at that. oh, my gosh. that makes me really, really happy. makes me super happy. >> i'm glad one of us is happy. feels like i'm out of shape. i'll be honest with you. >> i'm feeling like you had too much break. by the end of the month, he'll do this workout again and he'll be flying through it. >> reporter: jouust when i thout we were done, that was only the warmup. it was time to do it again. >> we'll go from that run right
into 30 jumping jacks. 10 of the jumping pullups. 10 of those thrusters. we're going to do 5 burpees then hit the calorie row for 15. three, two, one. quickly, hustle. remember, you're running against the clock. >> reporter: it was one of the toughest workouts i'd done in a long time. >> chin over the bar every time. let's go, craig. nine. one more. ten thrusters. grab the bar and let's go. looking good on time, craig. five more. and boom. >> man. turn the camera off. >> you did a really, really good job. >> going to take a little break. looking forward to getting back into shape, if i don't die first. or pass out. >> i think you're doing really, really well. bob joins us now, by the way.
you've got to keep the negative vibe down. we were sensing it. >> he is a tough one, craig melvin. he's a tough one. >> i want to thank the producers and editors. they cut out a lot of profanity there. >> you're not going to workout this morning because -- >> i tweaked my back. overdid it. >> nothing to do with bob. >> preexisting. >> you're tender. how are you going to push through that? >> i'm going to take a couple days off. >> you have 12 days to go. >> i'll came a few days off. >> when people have an injury, that is the time to focus on their diet 100%. if you can't workout, you can focus on every single thing you're putting in your pie hole. >> yeah, but there is a different pressure on craig because he's dealing with hoda the destroyer and jenna the barbarian. >> is that their name? hoda the destroyer? >> fitness wise, what does it look like for craig? >> i love this, a true form treadmill. no motor. you have to make this move
itself. once you slow down, it slows down. it is like running in sand. you get on a regular treadmill and it feels like you're cha cheating, which you are. >> first time i was introduced to that. >> run for 400 meters. >> after the running? >> burpees. >> show what a burpee is. >> simple. whoa, my mic. come up. jump up on the top. >> how many of those do you do? >> we have him doing about nine. >> and then taking a little rest and moving -- doing it again? >> i don't like to rest much. i like him to go through the circuits and rest in the minute. >> running, burpees. >> then pullups. i don't have him doing regular pullups because it is challenging. i have him doing jumping equipment. use legs and arms to lift his body all the way up. >> how you doing with those when your back is all right? >> pullups have always been a challenge. the jumping pullups is a little
easier. >> it trains your body to get that motion involved. >> technically, how many would you want him to do? >> i'd keep him between seven to ten. then he'd rest for a minute and start the cycle all over again. i keep him moving. as you saw in the taped piece, he was really, really getting pushed cardiovascular wise. >> you used to run a lot. >> yes. >> do you dread this workout as compared to your old running? >> no, this has been a great way to break up the ma -- ma notny. >> he said concentrate on your diet while you're injured. how is the tofu going for you? >> oh. yeah, it's tough. i had tempe last night. >> much better. >> you have to get meat back in his diet. >> thank you, bob. >> good to see you. >> correlation between the amount of tattoos and the intensity. >> we'll get him a tattoo and mustache. >> feel better. >> tomorrow, we'll check in on
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and dense fog in landover will have remain. and jessica boyington is watching the traffic for us. >> this is in barrington, new jersey and we are looking for a crash on the north side, and over into the left-hand lane and losing that right now. you want to with be careful, because people are out and about walking around. and again, the northbound side, and it is moving more towards trenton and watching 95er for the slowdowns here on the southbound side, and approaching a accident near commxho xhan -- common doer bridge. and there is a gift being are received today by the university ta that is being celebrated. hat is being
♪ good morning again, everyone. 8:30 now on this wednesday, the 18th day of january, 2017. we've got a drizzling start to the day here in new york city, but a nice crowd of people braving the chilly weather. >> extra weird guys behind ya. >> wow. she means that in a loving way. >> in a loving way. tamara is missing because she's inside, surrounded by the best-selling beauty products in america. she'll walk us through them and some of the less expensive
options coming up. ambitious mcavoy is divering into a new character. we'll chat with him coming up. have you called the plumber, handyman, getting repairs done and thought, i could have done that? not me. but we have quick fixes that could save you cash. >> you can use a caulking gun. >> first check of the weather? starting with today, we're looking at flood threat down to the lower gulf coast. rounds of rain and snow in the pacific northwest. unseasonably mild in the plains. gulf coast, looking good. the severe storms though will continue to move to the east. tomorrow, getting to the mid mississippi river valley. heavy rain moves into southern california. snow through the mountain
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley and the rain ended first thing this morning and the clouds are going with be lingering through the day. any mist and fog disappears this morning and mostly cloudy skies, and 5 # 1 in new jersey this afternoon, and close to the 50 degree mark at the jer are si shore with mostly cloudy skies. clouds are hanging in the lehigh valley, and 45 for the high temperatures this afternoon and low 50s for delaware, and for philadelphia and near 50 this afternoon in the suburbs. sunshine are returns tomorrow. have a great day. forget, grget, get the weather any time you need it. check out our good friends at the weather channel. ms. hall? >> thank you, sir. today's style. today, it is all about the best-selling beauty products in america. we have a beauty editor, bringing us the items on everyone's must-have lists. victoria also paired the top sellers with the best bargain alternatives. good morning.
good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> we're both makeup junkies. >> totally. >> you've broken down this list. as i pointed out, we'll show what was popular by tracking sales, alternatives for us. >> yes. >> let's launch into mascara. >> best sellers are the prestige brands. those are sold in department stores, specialty stores, everything except drugstores. >> got it. >> the best-selling mascara. two-faced, better -- mascara. >> that's the name of it, better than sex. does it live up to the title? >> i'll plead the fifth. this fans out your mashes for maximum volume length and curl. one sells every eight seconds and many women say it is the best they've ever used. >> what is the drugstore alternative? >> best bargain is covergirl lash blast volume.
$8.95. similar brush for the maximum volume and length. the two faced has carbon black pigments, the blacker of black. but this is slightly less rich but amazing mascara. >> lipsticks. >> best-seller lipstick, $17. one of these sells every second. that's because -- >> every second? >> every second. we have only a few shades here. it comes in an astonishing 219 shades, which i'm pretty sure is the most of any lipstick out there. whatever you're looking for, perfect nude, your red, it is in the mix, no matter what the finish is. the color is rich and lasts all day long. >> the alternative here? >> our best bargain is revlon super lustrous lipstick, $7.99. 80 shades. compared to max seems less impressive. >> 80 is still a lot. >> for a drugstore, amazing. incredible color pay off and lasts all day. >> they both have beautiful colors and pigments. >> you can get an incredible
range to find your perfect shade. >> talking about dark circles, nars. >> why do people love this? >> every makeup artist has this. they sold 1.5 million tubes of this in 2016. that's how many people love it. it comes in 16 shades. there's one more every skin tone. and it goesliquid, which most are too sheer to cover. it has the coverage of a cream so it covers dark circles. no fading or caking. this will last all day. it has light reflecting pigments to brighten your skin. >> if it isn't in the bargain, what did you find? maybeline new york. if you're covering redness or a pimple and need the exact skin
tone match, there aren't as many options. >> as far as the darker end of the spectrum, it stops high up there. >> yes. >> you may not be able to find your color. looks beautiful. >> great formula. >> moving on, la mer, a celebrity favorite, for sure. >> celebrity favorite. la mer, best selling face cream at prestige. $310. a lot. >> wow. >> however, it is so concentrated, you only need a little bit to cover your entire face. you don't use it every night to reap the benefits. use it a couple types a week. the jar will last you several months. the key ingredients is the miracle broth, patented. it is a month-long process of marine ingredients that are fermented to make them highly active to fight wrinkles. you cannot get that blend in any other cream. >> clearly on the more expensive side. what's the alternative here? >> for another great bargain,
neutrogena rapid repair night moisturizer. $20.99. dermatologists love this because it contains retinol, proven to reduce lines and spots. it is not as rich as the le mer. the good news, neutrogena launched a cream version of this. the same retinol technology in a richer cream. only a couple dollars more. $24.99. >> smells great, too. i like that smell. >> nice to have that in the cream version with the amazing retinol technology. >> moving on to the hair. >> all right. last but not least, our best-selling hair spray is living proof, no frizz humidity shield. what is amazing about it, it is the hair spray and frizz fighter in one. it stops the water from entering the hair strand so you never get humidity -- or frizz in the first place. >> buying some for me and hoda. >> $22. this is only $5. tresemme, beautiful volume.
>> does it do the same or similar? >> the only difficult is it doesn't have the same frizz fighting technology. if that is a concern, you might want to go with the frizz fighter. this is an amazing hair spray that won't crunch or get sticky. >> this is my definition of heaven. it is not shoes. it is this. >> no matter your price point, you'll have an amazing product in your hands. >> good stuff. >> yeah. >> thank you so much. for the list, check out our website, today.com. up next, the many signs of james mcavoy revealed in his new movie. first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> 9. >> so you're not the guy that took us? >> no. >> you're not the lady? >> what are you, blind? >> you don't know how they think? >> no. they don't -- they don't tell me much. i just ate a hot dog. >> could you help us? >> no. i'm not even supposed to be here. mr. dennis will be back real soon. i can't steal for too long because he'll know and get angry, et cetera. >> this is so incredible. james, good to see you. >> you, too. >> how do you begin to get your arms around all these different characters? there are 23 in this personality, maybe 24. you take on about eight or nine of them. >> yeah, i do. you know, it sounds complicated, and it is. but it is really doing my job the way i always do my job.
doing it nine times instead of one time and getting paid for it once instead of nine times. >> you don't get paid for every character? >> unfortunately, no. >> you need a new agent. >> i do. well, the director kind of felt that he got taken for a ride by my agent and lawyer. >> that's for another show. >> that's another show. you just have to do a hell of a lot more work. the other thing you have to do is somehow, go from one to another in front of the audience's eyes, as well. >> you were cast fairly late in this procedure. >> yeah. >> you only had about a month to prepare from the time you signed on to do the movie until you started shooting. was that an advantage or disadvantage? >> you know, obstacles are always the inspiration you need for invention, i think. your problem becomes the thing that makes it. if you go at it from that point of view. so time constraint meant i had to be focused and concentrated and get a lot done in a short space of time. i was scared at times because
some of the characters didn't come as naturally. some of them came naturally, and i had them down on the first or second read. one of them particularly didn't come -- >> which one? >> the 9-year-old boy. he didn't come about and get good until i was on camera in the first day of shooting. please, make this good. >> hedwig? >> the 9-year-old boy, yeah. >> you also played patricia. >> a kinky nun, i think. >> is it unfair to ask you to give me a little of patricia right now? >> i'm not getting paid the vast sums of money i get paid every money. but, you know -- >> give us a "today" show discou discount. >> if you have a coupon, i'll do it. different things. my shoulders would be myself for dennis. i drop them to get rid of the masculinity for her, changing the body. you'd lengthen your neck.
you changed your voice. it changes the muscles in your throat. changes the shape of your mouth. changes the shape of your eyes. it is all tiny. >> did you get a chance to spend time with people who have this disorder, who deal with multiple personalities? >> i spent time with medical professionals. that was handy to an extent. what i needed was to spend time with people with the disorder. i couldn't find anyone who would sit with me. for the day and day ins and outs, blogging. i found youtube was an incredible tool for people with the id and a platform for them to project themselves positively in the world. >> because of the subject matter dealing with the kidnapping of the three teenage girls, a lot of the movie is disturbing. >> yeah. >> there are also some comedic moments. >> yeah. >> comedic themes, as well. that is important to you. >> completely. i think, you know, i'm very big on, you can deal with something as a real life topic that is
something that is very serious and affects people sometimes in a profound and upsetting way, and you can investigate that with seriousness. that's not to say that if you have a mental health problem, you're not allowed to be in a film that is entertaining and funny. if you've got a mental health problem, you can't be a superhero or supervillain. almost finished another word. last time i was on the show, i swore, and i apologize for that. >> let's role that tape. no, we won't. congratulations. >>en thatnks. >> i cant imagine taking on one role, or 23. "split" opens on friday. up next, how to fix almost anything. the repairs your handyman doesn't want you to know about because you can save a lot of money. first, this is "today" on nbc. >>
8:47. back with our series, do it right today. this morning, quick and easy fixes you can do around your house, and they will save you some money. >> stephanie sysi is the home e at "real simple" magazine. i'm taking over the bathroom and the sink. >> i'll get in the bathtub. >> we'll tub it out, starting with the sink. >> no shame in calling a pro for repairs. at "real simple," we like to roll up the sleeves and save you some money. >> clogged up sink is not unusual. >> it is a super easy fix you can do with supplies around the house. we stuck a bucket around here. remove the p-trap, the curved portion. >> easy to do? >> easy. put on rubber gloves and loosen the slip nuts. >> have you done this at home? >> i did last night, practicing. >> okay.
>> all you do, loosen these. >> i'll get it. all right. >> we're going to -- >> not dressed for home repairs, are you? >> we the pretend here it is all loose. wiggle that off. the gross part is when you have to stick your hand into the pipe to remove any of the clog in there. >> matt, did you tighten this? what are you doing? whatever. we can do it at home. >> easy to do. >> the segment was longer, i'd fix it. >> simple to put back on. >> i'm having this issue at home so i'll do it today at home. >> you can save $85 doing it on your own versus calling in a pro. >> what if it is making the running water noise? >> check to see if it is the flapper, which is this item here. >> got it. >> you need to push down on the flapper. if you push down and the running water stops, you know the flapper is your issue. >> okay. >> remove it, take it to the store and buy the exact version you had to replace it. replace it according to the
package directions. make sure there is enough slack in the chain that connects to the flusher. this is flat but there is not a lot of slack. when you push it -- >> i'll snapchat this live today. >> i don't see you doing it. >> in this outfit. >> i'll believe it when i see it. >> go ahead, stephanie. >> re-caulking a bathtub. why is it important? >> the caulk is the water seal between the tub and the tile that surrounds it. you don't want the water getting into the walls -- >> making sophie the giraffe look like nothing if it gets in there. >> exactly. every once in a while, when it is discolored or is loose and peels away, slice through the existing caulk. >> breaking the seal. >> using a tool or a utility knife. clean it with all-purpose cleaner and a sponge. >> put painter's tape down. >> to create an even line.
hold this at a 45 degree angle. evenly apply the caulk all the way along that edge. then you want to run your finger across that to create a smooth seal. >> you take the tape off while it is wet. >> so that it doesn't dry on there and you pull it off completely. >> what do we save? >> upwards of $100. >> great. the last one happens to a lot of people. you notice your refrigerator isn't keeping things as cold as it used to. >> one of the issues might be this refrigerator ge eor gasket. close the door on the dollar bill in different points. it stayed put. that means our seal is actually pretty tight. >> try it in different areas, as well. >> if it slips down, that means you need to replace the seal. >> it is connected to the door. >> easy. you pull it off. there is no tools required. just pull it off. get the make and model for your kind of fridge. >> right.
>> your replacement. it is an easy youtube video to follow. >> ms. do-it-yourselfer is doubting you. >> first of all, how much do we save total? >> around $600 by knowing how to do these four solutions yourself. >> have you done any of these at home? >> i've fiddled with the toilet, yes. i've worked on the slack of the chain. >> now you know three more to help save money. >> check out our website, today.com. watch the video of tamron fixing her toilet at home. posted later today. >> i'll push it down, see if it stops. >> thank you, stephanie. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ think i move b ♪
al, what about a couple of birthdays? >> i was just thinking, that would be a good idea. let's do it. let's spin the smucker's jar. see who is on them this morning. happy 100th birthday to anne of los angeles california. this world war ii veteran, edward, says his secret to longevity is always keeping busy. thank you for your service. happy 100th to claude cochran from p.a. worked as a professional truck driver. blanche celebrating 100 years in
florida. worked in the theater business until she was 96 years old. terrific. tony is 100 years old. this st. louis cardinals fan is from illinois. says his secret to long life, eating oatmeal every morning. >> good. >> happy 102nd birthday to rosie lee of missouri. always enjoys a good book. if you know someone celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, let us know at today.com/celebrate and include a photo. >> look like nice people. >> always do. >> how are you going to top john cena squadding you yesterday? >> carrie underwood will today. >> that would be something. >> nick op ermperman might be a to do it. >> we have a beard off. >> you have to squat him to co-host the show. >> is carrie underwood here today? >> yes. >> what? >> would we lie?
>> carrie is good morning. i'm rosemary connorse. a few minutes before 9:00 this wednesday morning. let's get a first alert check with meteorologistle bill henley. >> few showers and fog, rosemary. this is a dry view of philadelphia, but the clouds will be sticking around for much of the day. now, i am tracking some showers in berks county and moving into
montgomery and bucks county, and the light showers will disp peer this afternoon. the temperatures have barely moved. 38 in lehigh valley, and 30s in the suburbs and staying in the low 40s for delaware and ph philadelphia. we should reach into the low 50s this afternoon with a few breaks of sunshine. >> jessica boyington has a look of traffic and starting out on 95. >> 95 and around the blue route is where we are lookingment we had an accident on the southbound at i-95 creating a big slowdown, but it was cleared out a moment ago and now back to eight minutes from the blue route to nameen road. at 20th street there were traffic lights malfunctioning due to a wiring fire. and seth williams will be fined for failing to report gifts on his income tax, and he is promising to win back the
trust of the people of philadelphia. >> in old city today, the philadelphia police and nonprofit agencies will announce a joint task force to combat sex trafficking. you remember that nbc's denise nakano had an exclusive report that you can watch right now on nbc10.com. i'm rosemary conners, and we will see you again in 30 minutes. have a good day. ♪ new year, time to get rid of stuff.
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this morning on "today's take," country powerhouse carrie underwood is here. find out what the singing superstar has her designs on now. from parks and rec to 30 rock, nick offerman, our co-host. and curtis stone with a pot roast you can make tonight, right now. >>nnouncer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" for a wednesday morning, january 18th, 2017. i'm al with tamron and we are thrilled to have one of our favs, our co-host, mr. nick offerman. >> good morning. >> good to see you, sir. >> you look official. >> thank you. i'm here to deliver some information to the people.
>> to the people. do you often -- i'm used to you in a puffer coat, you're a hands-on man, work with wood, even though you're an actor. >> thank you. >> that sounds so strange. i knew it once i saw your eyes. suit, do you normally -- how many times a year do you wear a suit? >> heck no. i dislike wearing a suit. i depend entirely on megan to create my ensemble. then it is up to me to travel to new york and remember which tie goes with which shirt. so the mornings involve a lot of tears. >> this worked out well. >> you look beautiful. i guess handsome, not beautiful. >> thank you. i'll pass your compliment along to my wife. >> is she watching? >> eventually. >> that's it. of course, she's on the west coast. >> yeah. >> there was some question because you were on another morning program before you got here. we weren't sure whether you were going to make it on time. so we had a stunt double ready. >> we had another fill-in.
you have stunt experience. you've done -- not fights before -- >> sure. i assume it was either hugh jackman or russell crowe. >> close. >> it might be tough for you to accept. >> a bearded person. or object. >> is it an object? >> yes. alexa, who is nick offerman? >> nick offerman is an american actor, writer and carpenter widely known for his breakout role as ron swanson in the nbc sitcom "parks and recreation," which he received an award in comedy. >> did you know this, alexa, who is nick offerman married to? oh, that may be bad news. >> alexa, get it together. >> alexa, who is nick offerman married to? >> nick offerman is the spouse
of megan. >> alexa, that's not how it is pronounced. it is like sally. irish. >> i can't skip ahead right now. >> why don't you ask alexa this next question? >> alexa, is nick offerman funny? >> it may be because this is my alexa. it may not -- alexa, is nick offerman funny? >> sorry. i don't know the answer to your question. >> oh. >> i've heard that before. >> but you are so funny. >> that's generous. i appreciate it. >> yes. we enjoy you. >> no matter what alexa says. >> i'll try it one more time. >> uh-oh. >> alexa, is nick offerman funny? >> hmm, i'm not sure what you meant by that question.
>> asking if he is funny or not. so what made you decide to accept this co-host opportunity? i mean, you're a high celebrity list. you're up there. >> we call that over egging the pudding in my house. >> oh. >> which is, welcome. it means you're being very generous. it is fun to -- you know, it is a wonderful champagne problem, to be in a movie that needs promoting, and get to come to new york and mix it up with you professionals. >> you're in the "founder," a terrific movie about ray crock, the founder of mcdonald's. the man who brought the mcdonald's burgers to franchise in the rest of america. >> there's been buzz behind this film for a while now. michael keaton, obviously. >> michael keaton is astonishing in it. the combination between michael keaton and the unknown story. the story of how he started mcdonald's is going to blow people's minds. >> it whe was a milkshake sales
right? >> milkshake mixer machine salesman, and was failing. we met the brothers. >> two of you. >> we play the mcdonald brothers who created ed mcdonald's. ray crock really took the business from them in a way that might surprise you. >> where was the -- was it illinois, the first mcdonald's. >> no. that's what he would have you think. the brothers built the first mcdonald's in san bernardino, california. >> wow. >> really? >> ray crock was in illinois and created this myth that it was his idea and he started it in the chicago suburbs. here we are. >> wow. >> do you know who the original ronald mcdonald was? >> i don't. >> will jwillard scott.
>> something tells me it might be willard scott. >> alexa, who was the original ror ronald mcdonald? >> i'm not sure what you meant by the question. >> you're having discipline problems. >> what's up? >> it may not recognize itself because of the beard. >> she wants union scale. >> maybe she's in character because i am ignorant. >> no. >> we'll have more fun with you. last night, you were having fun. you went to see "hamilt"hamilto a new cast member. >> a former "snl" alum made his debut as king george. >> nick, have you seen "hamilton" yet? >> i have not, to my great shame. >> it is amazing. >> can't wait to see it. >> he was terrific in it. he made the role his own. this was from his first -- that was his first time actually wearing the outfit. deborah came with me. it was really fun.
>> what'd you think? >> he did at terrific job. he made the role his own, which is cool. >> he is hilarious. >> he is. >> and a lot of the "snl" actors are astonishingly nice. he is no exception. you meet them, and you expect them to be cocky because they're the funniest people on the planet. then they're incredibly sweet. you're like, well, now i'm beginning to dislike you. >> edgy, like a jerk. he may be incredibly talented but he is impolite. >> bad posture. >> how do you judge funny? you're one of the funniest. >> gosh, if it makes me laugh. i mean, i -- >> that's a start. >> megan and i love to laugh. you know, sometimes, people are purely funny and great at
comedy, and sometimes, things are incredibly funny without meaning to be. often, clumsy advertising makes us laugh. because when you think about how much money was spent on an advertising campaign, and you see this commercial for some sort of adult diaper that is taking itself really seriously -- >> which is funny in itself. >> that makes us laugh more than anything. >> i like that. what about, like, stunts? i'll show you. is this funny? yesterday, we had a co-host, john cena. >> i'm very familiar. >> wwe, awesome guy. this is what happened with al roker. >> oh, my word. >> it gets better. this went viral. >> something like this. >> he squats al roker. >> what? >> very easy. you don't have to go to a gym. >> this happened to al roker before. ryan gosling came to the "today" show and lifted him, "dirty
dancing." why is that funny, to see al roker lifted? >> either one of us could have died. >> i always had the impulse to lift you above my head, but i would consider it impolite. >> depending on how you asked -- >> i offered it up as the next challenge. we had the water bottle challenge, mannequin challenge. >> we don't want -- >> you like it, want? >> no strangers. >> nick loves the idea, raising the roker. >> a nationwide fad. >> no, no, no. i don't want to be walking -- like yesterday, i was on the q train. i don't want somebody coming up and -- >> that's fair. that's a fair assessment. >> i don't want that. >> i do. >> you're hyped up about this next thing. >> that's right. "oceans 8," the new movie that is going to be the female take on requests oce"oceans 11," sta hathaway, sandra bullock, mindy kaling. >> look at that cast.
>> all-star cameos, inclouding kim kardashian and kendall jenner. they were spotted leaving the set for a scene that may take place at the met gala. interestingly enough, art imitating life, it reportedly involves a jewelry heist. >> no. >> that's what we hear. which is, of course, interesting because kim k. was recently held up in a paris hotel room. >> i don't -- i was in an entirely different country at the time. there has been some rumors, but i can put those to rest. >> no ties. >> i was alone in the woods of british colombia. >> we were worried about where you were. >> you said you were alone. >> i carved some things into a douglas fir tree. if it comes to it, i can leave the authorities to it. >> did you find yourself tempted to carve your name in places you've been? >> i am a romantic. it is a balance between romance and vandalism. >> right. >> thin line. >> it is. >> very thin line. coming up, if there was one item of clothing that your
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we have a segment coming up where if your fella needs help redoing his closet, we're going to help you out. >> okay. i come from the theater, closet confession is a different thing in my world. >> yes. >> let's stick with clothing. >> significant other, spouse, whatever, what would you throw away, the one item in their closet? what would megan throw away? >> that's easy because that's a serious practice. my closet is almost entirely now curated by her. i'm allowed to keep some shop clothes. if it is distasteful but i wear it to work in, then i get to keep it. >> okay. >> but i have certain clothing items that i mistakingly purchase, trying to emulate some sort of stylishness. >> something you saw in a magazine. >> this is a cool set of, like, crazy shoes. then megan is like, what's going on with those shoes? i say, i thought they were cool. she says -- >> no. >> take them to goodwill, please. >> i like that.
does deborah cast stones against your attire? >> the one item i think she'd get rid of, i have a pair of ben -- demin overalls. >> it is the alternate garment. but i'm not allowed overalls unless i'm going to the shop. >> that's what i keep saying but i don't have a shop. >> you can only own overalls if you're going into a shop. >> maybe if i can say, i'm going to nick's shop. >> you can wear them. i'm with deborah on that one. >> and i have a number of flannel shirts southea s she i you're not paul bunion. >> but who is? that's what you say. >> i have a blue ox. >> can i play a game? >> that's a real closet confession. go ahead, tamron. excuse me. >> alexa has the beard on. you have a glorious beard. how long have you been growing
it out? >> i shaved this morning. it is rampant. >> keep it salt and pepper, don't do the dyeing job? >> i go with what mother nature dealt with. i want to be cast as a wizard sheriff at some point. >> okay. >> wow. kind of gandalf thing? >> see if you can name the man -- i hope it is all men -- behind the famous beard. >> mr. t. >> that's easy. >> mr. t. >> beard two. come on. abe lincoln. >> the real splitter. >> beard three. >> dave letterman. >> much bigger now. >> santa! >> santa claus. >> come on, guys. beard five. >> zz top. >> billy gibbons.
>> the handsome billy gibbons. >> those are the hardest beards we could come up with? well, i'm glad we didn't practice for that. >> i was hoping there would be a trick question, where we saw somebody below the waist. i mean, their beard would be so long, that it would -- what did you think i meant? let's go to the weather. how about some inaugural weather? >> i got goosebumps. >> i got something else. last time it snowed on the inaugural, john f kennedy, january 20th, 1961. eight inches in the previous 24 hours. the snowiest inaugural of all time, william h. taft, march 4, 1909. before 1937, it was on march 4th. now, what about wet whether every? coming up last time it rained, george w. bush, january 20, 2001. over 0.3 inch of rain. rainiest inaugural ever, franklin d. roosevelt, january
20th, 1937. almost 1.75 inches of rain. the forecast for friday, 47 degrees, showers, mostly cloudy. rain developing, 0.25 inch rain. tamron has been wondering about the rain because she is going to be there. >> poncho or umb good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. the rain ended first thing this morning, but the clouds are going be lingering through the day. and any fog or mist will be clearing. 51 in new jersey this afternoon and close to the 50 degree mark at the jer su shore with mostly cloudy skies. clouds are hanging in on the lehigh valley, and it will be in the low 50s for delaware and philadelphia and near 50 this a afternoon for the suburbs. sunshine returns tomorrow. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather. up next, do you throw away junk mail without shredding it
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only at applebee's. if you have burning questions, we have answers. one of our favorite games, how bad is it? >> we're about to find out if some of our bad behavior is really bad or not that bad at all. >> here to quiz us, hgtv magazine's editor in chief, sarah peterson. before we start, we have to acknowled acknowledge, that was nick's first copy from the teleprompter ever. how do you feel? >> feel good. >> a champ. >> i'll stay in the ring. >> bad or not bad. ready? >> ready to play. >> question one, how bad is it to wear glasses on top of your head? >> bad. >> bad. they stretch them out. eye doctors say, if they're not on your face, put them in the case. >> why aren't you glasses? i can't see. >> how bad is it to throw away
junk mail without shredding it? shred it. anything with your name and address on it. how bad is it not to take a multivitamin every day? >> not bad. >> tamron and al are correct. it is not bad. most people eget vitamins from the food they eat. >> i smoke my multivitamin. if i don't -- >> i don't have any information on that. >> if i don't, i feel bad. >> how bad is it to hang sweaters instead of folding them? >> bad. >> really bad. you get the weird bumps. fashionista. >> easy. how bad is it to decline travel insurance when you book a flight? >> not bad. >> key word, when you book a flight. you all got it. not bad. i should say, you can shop around. you have 14 hours to shop for insurance after you book a trip. compare prices, get your
coverage that you want. don't feel you need to check the box from where you buy your flight. how bad is it to take your dog out in the winter, like today, without a coat on? >> that's bad. >> it's not bad. >> what? >> i know. >> my dog is three pounds. >> the little dogs are the hairless dogs. your dog will shiver if they're cold. more importantly, protect their paws from the ice. >> one more. >> how bad is it to keep an open bottle of champagne? >> i've never owned an open bottle. >> you open it, drink it, it doesn't they. >> what happens? it is not a bad thing. >> it won't make you ill. >> there you go. >> loses its bubbles. >> your knowledge is impressive. >> it is a tie. >> who won? >> what does nick get? >> our ever loving -- >> it can't be a tie. i have medals. >> suburban soccer rules. everybody is a winner. sarah, thank you. up next, superstar carrie underwood will talk music,
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors, and it is 9:26 on this wednesday. meteorologist bill henley is tracking a cloudy day ahead of us. bill? >> yes, cloudy and misty, too, and a few sprinkles around in upper mont gom u ri and bucks kocounty, and onorth of the lehh valley. and mostly dry in the day, and the temperatures have moved up ever so slightly and 38 in lehigh valley, and in the suburbs and south jersey and philadelphia, 42 degrees. the temperatures are holding though in the 30s for west mount earea, and it is going to be a slow climb into the upper 40s and low 50s. >> jessica boyington is watching the traffic for us. >> starting on route # 422, rosemary, and seeing the traffic
on trooper road. traffic is merging on 422 headed eastbound. you can see it is stop and go traffic from 29th to the schuylkill, and so it is an 11:00 trip, and speeds into the 40s there as well. this is a little better than earlier this morning, but we are slow. we are slow on the blue route, and at least getting back to normal of 17 or 16 minutes both directions north and south to 95 from the schuylkill. and expect stop and go traffic through there. a company in bristol bucks county is sponsoring the official inaugural gift. the lenox company made these a inaugural gifts for the president and vice president to commemorate the swearing in ceremony. our team of journalists will be traveling to washington, d.c., right now so we can have live coverage which will begin this
it's been over a decade since carrie underwood blew the world away with her amazing voice when she was "american idol" champion. >> since then, carrie sold over 58 million records with 25 number one hit songs and a mere seven grammys. >> now, if that was mere, she now has her eighth grammy, putting her over the top. also for favorite female country artist at tonight's people's choice awards. she's added fashion designer to her resume. good morning. >> good morning. >> the scarf is beautiful, from your line. >> it is. just warm and cozy and comfortable. we try to make pieces that can go with everything. whether i'm going to the gym or i'm on the "today" show, it
works. >> that's pretty. >> what about jumping out of an airplane? >> it would work there, too. i was actually wearing something in sydney, australia. >> what was going on? >> it was a whim thing. i was like, let's go sky diving. everybody said, okay. a couple days later, we did it. we had a day off in sydney. >> was it a bucket list? >> i think i actually did an interview a month ago where they were like, would you go sky diving? i said, i don't think so. i'm a liar because i did it. >> was it a tandem jump where you have a professional strapped to you? >> yes. he was great. nice and funny. all the guys were cracking jokes. i'm like, did you pack the parachute? he's like, what parachute? >> wow, nice. >> that's not funny. >> would you do it again? >> yes, definitely. >> are you a daredevil? >> no. i tend to play it safe, i think. i think every once in a while, i have to do something, just occasionally.
just something that is a little out of character. >> what does that -- what's going on? >> to prove that i could, that i did. afterwards, it was like, i can't believe we did that. we kept saying the whole rest of the week, i can't believe we did that. >> what's next? >> i don't know. you mean as daredevil or in life? >> i'm all intrigued by this. >> i have no idea. it'll happen on a whim. >> we're going bungee jumping. >> let's do it. >> what if we all get naked right now? i mean -- >> you're on your own there. >> little different. >> okay. >> that's too risky. >> it was on a whim. >> not that much of a whim. >> she is a fashion designer. she's about putting on the clothes. >> yes, i like clothes. >> i think the scarf would look great on a hairy, barrel chested gentleman. >> it looks good on everybody. >> let's put that to the test. >> i don't like where this conversation is going. >> i'm looking down. >> how about the gramnymgrammys?
>> yeah. >> which is harder, talking with nick or performing at the grammys? >> it's a toss up. the grammys, any kind of stage like that where it is like multi-genre, you know, kind of award show, you just want to bring your best. we're representing country music. those of us who will be there. i feel like i want to do a good job. i want my genre and my fans and -- i just want them to be proud. >> and they are proud. we're all proud of you, watching from "american idol" till now. something we have in common, we're both "walking dead" fanatics. >> yes. >> nejeffrey dean morgan was on. you met him, too. >> i was awkward. he was at the -- >> he's scary. you think of his character. >> i know. he was so nice. we're all dressed up at the golden globes. everybody is, you know, doing their thing. he was like, you look beautiful. i was like, thank you so much. you look like neigan.
it was busy. we did a script read through and i ran away. it was kind of awkward. >> would you do a walk-on "walking dead"? >> i would. i don't know what i'd do. >> die. >> zombie or hero? >> probably zombie because it would be a little thing and i could be like, i was there. i was part of it. >> have you ever gone through special effects makeup? >> i haven't, no. >> it's super fun, but you do sign up for hours in a chair. >> i mean, i do that anyway. >> i don't think so. >> different kind. >> getting ready for shows and stuff like that. there's a lot. >> look who you're talking to. you are a beautiful person. >> thank you. >> then there's actors like this. they call us character actors. there are several grams of
spackle on my face to get my tv ready. >> looks natural. >> i appreciate it. >> your eyes say so much right now. >> okay. yeah. >> carrie underwood. >> thank you so much for playing. >> we'll see you at the grammys. >> yes. >> look for him in the audience. >> definitely. >> good luck on number eight. >> i sense a retraining order coming up. how does a warm pot roast sound? up for food, nick? >> i like pork. >> curtis stone shares his twist to a classic. nick is going in the kitchen. who said kids can't cook? who said men can't bake? who said that women can't grill? there are a lot of cooking misconceptions out there, like that one that says olive oil is the only 'heart-healthy' cooking oil. mazola corn oil has significantly more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than olive oil, and a clinical study showed it can help lower cholesterol 2x more than
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this morning on today food, we have a one pot pot roast, less clean up. >> curtis stone owns a restaurant and he is here this morning. >> this is the easiest thing in the world. throw some chipotle, garlic, cumin and oregano. >> pronounce it cumin? >> cumin. >> how do you pronounce it? >> good question. >> i thought it was my accent. come on. blend that up. it is like this spicy tomato broth effectively, right? you get the point. comes out looking like this. start with a big piece of pork shoulder like i have here. season it generally. >> right. >> salt and pepper. you don't need too much pepper because you have the chipotle.
same on the other side. big piece of pork. i've taken the bone out. the good thing about a shoulder is it is inexpensive because it is usually tough. we're going to cook it tender. little bit of flour. into a nice, hot pat withn with little oil. >> brown that off. >> once you get a nice crust on it, we've got one where i cheated and already have one. you want the caramelization until it looks like this guy. beautiful and brown. in the same pan, you throw some peppers and onions. >> right. >> you're going to develop some of the flavor. >> crunchy bits on the bottom. >> you're lifting up all of that off the bottom of the pan. pick up your tomato mixture. toma tomato, chipotle, cumin and oregano. once it is cooked for a minute, give it ten minutes or so, you take it and you throw that over the top of your pork in your
slow cooker. if you don't have a slow cooker, use like a cast iron pan. >> could you braise it in the onion? >> sure can. throw in some potatoes. pop your lid on. then you turn it on low. cook it for three to four hours, which is a good thing because you can come back to it later. one it comes out of the slow cooker, it looks like this. i've got a knife here. the truth is, you don't need it. you can kind of pull that apart. see how that breaks apart? >> so good, curtis. >> you could carve it but why? >> you don't want to be friends. >> he is a good friend to have. >> it is a perfect time of year for slow cooking. >> you could sensibly do it the day before your get together so you can hang out and enjoy your party. >> exactly. in fact, you get more flavor -- the flavors mingle if you do it that way. i finish it with a little cilantro and scallions.
you can put a dollop of sour cream. >> put it on a soft, fluffy bun. spectacular. curtis stone. had dinner at gwen a couple weeks ago. spectacular. my daughter who is kind of vegetarian wasn' t thatnight. it was good. >> love that. >> for all of our "today" food recipes, head to today.com/food. it is the perfect weather for this kind of food. let's see where it is in your neck of the woods. looking at rounds of rain in the pacific northwest. don't go away. we have a flood threat down through the gulf coast. unseasonably mild conditions throughout the plains. snow in northern new england. tomorrow, a mess out west. heavy rain along the coast, storms move inland through the mississippi river valley. easter n good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. the rain ended first thing this
morning, but the clouds are going to be lingerering through the day. any mist or fog disappears this morning. mostly cloudy skies. 51 in new jersey and close to 50 at the jersey shore with mostly cloudy skies. clouds are hanging in on the lehigh valley, and it will be in the low 50s for delaware, philadelphia and near 50 this a afternoon for the suburbs. sunshine returns tomorrow. have a great day. >> i w wish you could smell it here right now. >> you need to taste it. >> that is the latest weather. up next, from home cooked food to the new movie called if the can fou"the i will never wash my hair again. i will never never wash my hair again now, i fuel it new pantene doesn't just wash your hair, it fuels it. with the first pro-v nutrient blend, making every...
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michael keetaton launches the mcdonald's empire. >> you have financial troubles. >> mind your own business. >> i'm an admirerer of your establishment. >> thank you. >> i eat at your with a keikan location twice a week. fantastic crowd. >> your point being? >> mr. crock, if you're not making money hand over fist, something is terribly wrong. >> wow. >> b.j. novak, good to see you. >> thank you. >> congratulations on the film. >> thank you. >> now, is this the first time you've been interviewed by one of your co-stars? >> well, let's see what he has to ask. >> welcome to the show, first of all. >> yeah. >> thanks for joining us. >> thank you, nick. great to be here. >> question for b.j.? >> first question would be, did you have to eat a lot of mcdonald's products to prepare for your role in the film? >> you're asking a real question. i admire that. there was none required. it is really the business story of the early origins of the company that started as this
hamburger stand, played by the mcdonald's brothers, embodied by the wonderful nick offerman, and michael keaton is ray crock, who kind of steals it, legally, but sort of unethically in ways. it is a cool business story. i did not need to eat the food to get into the spirit of it. >> i didn't think so because your skin looks beautiful. >> and healthy, yeah. >> radiant. >> doesn't look like you've been eating fast food. >> thank you. it takes a lot of work to lookn >> back to the movie, your pllos are important, too. >> it's why i'm here. >> you said the company was legally stolen. >> well -- >> those are the words -- that makes it intriguing. >> that's interesting. it seems it is skirting an ethical line but not necessarily a legal line. it sort of -- >> which is intriguing. >> letter of the law as opposed to the spirit of the law. >> right. that's how business often
happens. i play the corporate side of the business. nick plays the more homegrown heart of the business. the conflict between the two of those is really what makes a business and what makes a good story. >> fascinating. >> i mean, you don't have many scenes together. >> no scenes. that was in my contract. i said i won't work with -- >> would you see each other on the set? were you kept separate for a reason? >> i never -- it is funny. i actually went to watch them shoot some of their scenes. i never could catch b.j. i'd always, you know -- they'd say, he was over at -- >> i said i done want to see that guy. i wanted to be the only funny guy in my line of sight. nic ju nick just -- >> are you competitive in that way? >> i couldn't compete with that come comedy. i had to focus. >> i thought you couldn't compete with the beard. can you grow like that? >> this is after -- i haven't shaved for six months. >> impressive. >> it is not happening.
>> once filming was complete though, we can hang out all the time. >> yeah, now we're good friends. >> do you? have you hung out? >> went out for burgers. >> we're heading over to burger king right after this. have you tried the whooper? >> nick, you have to stay on topic. >> sorry. >> i understand, also, you're a children's book author. >> yeah. >> tell us about that. >> i wrote "the book with no pictures," kind of on a whim. >> it is genius. >> thank you, nick. >> it is astonishing. >> it is done really, really well. it's been the best seller list two years straight, 27 languages. my favorite aspect is it is the number one picture book. it is on the picture book list category. the best seller list says, picture book. "the book with no pictures," it is a rebellious, con fufusing thing. >> ivy league prank. >> oh, i will show the "new york
times." >> b.j. novak, thank you very much. great to see you. >> thanks. >> "the founder" is in theaters this friday. back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. fios is not cable. 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... ...his sister can live stream it... ...while his mom downloads how to se a dislocated shoulder, all at the same time. gary. this is the final week to get incredibly fast 150 meg internet, tv and phone for just 79.99 per month online for the first year, plus a 150 dollar visa prepaid card with a two-year agreement.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. a few minutes before 10:00 on this wednesday. let's get a check on the neighborhood forecast with first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> rosemary a a dredreary one. the fog is slowly clearing out from cape may to new jersey a. little mist with the fog. and delaware is up up to 44 and up to 40 in the lehigh valley with the few sprinkles. and in the suburbs a few in 40, and unionville in 40s, and
collegeville is 40. and jessica boyington is watching the traffic for us. >> thank you, rosemary. we were watching a crash at 295 and route 73 a moment ago you. can see the cars over there on the side of the shoulder there, and it is cleared away. and southbound 275, good drive there. and stop and go on the boulevard though around 17th street where there is construction up ahead and we will lose a lane. watch for that in both directions this afternoon. and at 3:00, we will see the lanes lost at this street and broad as well. and a murder is being charged for killing his bar manager. the shooting followed a fight monday evening. today, 11 camden county citizens will be awarded for their contributions to the commu community. they will receive a freedom medal for exhibiting the ideals of martin luther king jr. i'm rosemary connors ark wlend
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