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>> that's right. you can get local updates, realtime news, weather, and traffic on the nbc10 app. good morning. breaking overnight. charles manson, one of the most notorious murderers in history, is dead at 83. >> i haven't done anything i'm ashamed of. >> unrepentant, defiant, and evil to the end. >> i'm the devil. you didn't know that? >> reaction pouring in. will his death bring closure to the families of his victims. looeg corfman, speaks out in her first television interview. the white house weighing in on the controversy. submarine mystery. a submarine that disappeared
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last week becomes a global operation. the u.s. navy now joining the effort. those stories plus david cassidy's plea to help save his life. the georgia dome minutes away from being imploded. we'll take you there live. and pink and kelly clarkson bring down the house at the american music awards. today, monday, november 20th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. we appreciate you joining us. >> nice to have you with us. we have a guest in our studio who was the first person to come forward with allegations against alabama senate candidate, roy moore. eight other women came forward after her. we're going to talk to her in her first television interview. >> that comes up in our next
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half hour. we want to begin with breaking news overnight. charles manson is dead at the age of 83. the subject of repulsion, devotion, and endless fascination. nbc's gadi schwartz has the latest on his infamous life. gadi, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. over the past week, rumors had been swirling that charles manson was close to death. and last night, word he died of natural clauses. news that closes a chapter of the violent history of his murderous cult. for decades, charles manson terrorized the world. the man never ashamed of his brutal acts of violence. >> there's no need to feel guilty. i haven't done anything i'm ashamed of. >> reporter: this morning, the notorious cult leader died at the age of 83. his held deteriorating in january. then, he was seriously ill and rushed to the hospital. his legacy, sorid in life and
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now death. >> i would take this book and beat you to death with it, and i wouldn't feel a thing. >> reporter: the swastika on his forehead, unmistakable. his jailhouse interviews, unforgettable. >> maybe if i killed 400, 500 people, i would have felt better. >> reporter: manson committed robberies at age 18. most of his early years were spent behind bars. >> i was raised in here. >> reporter: in 1967, he begged to be in prison. >> i can't handle the maniacs outside. >> reporter: he was let out, masterminding crimes, leading to the play of the century. the mayhem, known as helter skelter, in a ranch near las vegas. then, august 9th, 1969, a murder spree. raiding the home of roman polanski and actress sharon tate. polanski was away but tate was
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st stabbed to death. four others, massacred. manson with another home invasion of leno labianca and his wife, rosemary. during his trial, his followers staging protests. one cult member tried to assassinate gerald ford. >> if you had to put a picture of the devil, you would put it right on schacharlie's face. >> reporter: sentenced to death, manson should have died decades ago. but he was spared when kra c apoll lished the death penalty. an inmate poured paint thinner on him and lit him on fire. >> charles manson, denied parole. >> reporter: over the years, authorities denied manson parole dozens of times. >> i'm going back down in a hole. >> reporter: in 2013, he described himself in one of his final prison interviews with
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"rolling stone" magazine. >> i'm a crook. i'm an outlaw. i'm a rebel. i was raised up in prison. >> reporter: manson's death, sparking deep emotions for the families of those who were killed. >> remember the victims. remember what they were doing. remember what they suffered so horrifically. and remember justice. >> reporter: that justice, that charles manson remained locked up until his dying day. >> i'm the devil. you didn't know that? >> reporter: most of the violent members of the manson family are still in prison. over the years since the murder sprees, two have been released and two more recommended for parole. the possible release is being reviewed by the governor of california. matt and savannah, back to you. we're joined by nbc senior correspondent, tom brokaw. tom, good morning. it sickens me to say that we're used to covering mass murders. but take me back to 1969 when this happened and '70, when the
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trial occurred. what are your most vivid memories? >> my vivid memory was being in the newsroom on a saturday morning, catching up on some stuff. and jack perkins says, there's a big murder in the hills. and he said it was sharon tate. and the next night, the labiancas were killed. and that was the beginning of chaos. in the context of what was going on in 1969, we had 500,000 people in vietnam, turns out richard nixon had a secret invasion of cambodia going on. the pack panthblack panthers an utter chaos. in 1968, we were rocking and rolling. and squeaky fromme sat vigil during the trial. i was the white house correspondent in sacramento. suddenly, ford is on the robe line. gun, gun. i look up, and there she was. squeaky fromme. i was the only one who knew who
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she was. secret service took her to the side. i kept yelling at her, who are you? she said, it didn't go off. damn near killed the president of the united states. the secret service agent got his hand over the bridge and saved him. >> you had seen her at the manson trial. you talk about the saturday morning in the newsroom and finding out. and when it turns out it's charles manson and a bunch of young people, as you were just saying, looked like high school kids. >> it did. but it was also a time when the haze of lsd and marijuana and a lot of hallucinogenics were all over california. later i found out, robert mitchum had kids down at the beach. and they knew about him. he was around at things with his craziness. and they all knew about him. but no one expected it to happen like this. again, you had on the one hand, the rise of ronald reagan, an on the other hand, a rise of the panthers. it was a chaotic time.
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>> he horrified most people in those rambling interviews we saw him give. but he also fascinated people. and i'm not sure yet why. >> i'm not sure why, either. he was a truly evil, dark person. and i believe he knew exactly what he was doing. he was playing with us in that way. he was getting back at the establishment for what whatever it was. and the guys and the men and women around him, all looked like they were going to the junior prom. but they came from dysfunctional families in many instances. so, as wacky as we are looking at now, that was discombobulating time. >> tom brokaw, good to see you. thanks. turning, now, to the growing controversy surrounding embattled alabama republican roy moore. that senate candidate still defiant in the face of polls that show him losing ground. with the clock ticking to that december 12th vote, white house officials are weighing in on why the president is not campaigning for roy moore. we have two reports.
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we'll start with gabe gutierrez in alabama. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. it has been 11 days since news of this scandal first broke in "the washington post." this courthouse behind me is where one of his accusers, leigh corfman met him when she was 14 years old. this race had national implications for the republican senate majority. and it's become a flashpoint for a larger conversation, about sexual misconduct in politics. this morning, roy moore's senate candidacy is deeply dividing alabama. >> there's many, many people who are gravely concerned about his candidacy. >> reporter: three of the state's largest newspapers urging voters to reject moore. this election has become a referendum on whether we will accept this kind of behavior from our leaders, said the editorial appearing in all three. >> he will not step down. >> reporter: but moore's wife and his core supporters are sticking by him. >> i'm going to vote for moore.
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i think at least he's trying to do the right thing. but like all humans, he's probably had some mistakes in his past. >> reporter: overnight, the former judge tweeting, the elitists in washington, don't want christian conservatives in their club. so, they're attempting to overthrow the sovereignty of the people of alabama. the governor said sending a republican to the senate is important, even though she has no reason to disbelieve moore's accusers. governor, do you plan to vote for roy moore? >> that's what i plan to do. to vote for the republican nominee, roy moore. >> reporter: moore has denied accusations from nine women, from inappropriate flirting to sexual assault. the most serious claims came from leigh corfman. she said moore took off her clothes and touched her. this is a former co-worker that he says she told him about the encounter years ago.
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>> he tried things with her. he tried to molest her. and she wanted to confront him. she was afraid. and she didn't. >> should roy moore resign, mr. president? >> reporter: president trump has ignored questions about the scandal. aides says he finds the allegations troubling. but believes it's up to voters in alabama to decide for themselves. >> that's probably the most common sense way to look at it. he doesn't know who to believe. i think a lot of folks don't. >> reporter: it is now 22 days until the special election. roy moore has largely been ignoring his democratic opponent, doug jones. in his tweets overnight, he once again attacked senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell, taking his fight directly to establishment republicans. >> we will have much more on this subject when moore's first accuser joins us for an exclusive interview right here. going to turn to the white house, where president trump spent the weekend lashing out at old enemies and making some new
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ones. kristen welker has that part of the story. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt. good morning to you. president trump will start the week by meeting with his entire cabinet later today. on the agenda, everything from tax reform to the crisis in north korea. but over the weekend, it wasn't policy he was focused on, but rather twitter battles. this morning, president trump will try to put the focus on policy, when he sits down with his entire cabinet. this, after staying out of sight over the weekend, but not offline. engaging in a twitter feud with the father of one of the three ucla basketball players, accused of shoplifting in china. it all started when lavar ball, the father of player liangelo ca ball, who thanked the president for freeing him -- >> i want to thank president trump and the united states for the help they provided, as well. >> reporter: downplayed president trump's role in freeing his son, in an interview with espn. replying, who?
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when asked about the president's involvement. what was he over there? don't tell me nothing. everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out. the president firing back. lavar ball, the father of liangelo is unaccepting what i did for his son. i should have left him in jail. adam schiff slamming the president. tweeting, how can someone in such a big office be so small? the president also lashed out online sunday at arizona senator jeff flake, who was caught on an open mic by a local tv station, warning the republican party. >> become the party of roy moore and donald trump. we are toast. >> reporter: the president tweeting back. senator jeff flaky, who is unelectable in the great state of arizona, quit race, anemic polls, was caught purposely on mic, saying bad things about your favorite president. he'll be a no on tax cuts because his political career,
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anyway, is toast. flake, who has announced he isn't running for re-election in 2018, has yet to say where he stands on the gop tax proposal. all of it as the president rever revived his battle with his biggest rival. beat thing, cooked hillary is the worst and biggest loser of all-time. hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years. clinton reacting at an event honoring the 25th anniversary of her husband, bill clinton's presidential election. >> apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out. apparently there was another -- somebody told me -- tweet today. honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? >> reporter: congressional leaders are hoping the president will shift his focus back to tax reform today, after the house passed its version of the bill on thursday. now, over the weekend, white house officials said they're open to leaving the obamacare
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individual mandate in place instead of repealing it, which the senate bill calls for. that's significant because the obamacare language is the biggest sticking point and could sink the entire tax reform effort. >> late something for everyone in that report. kristen welker at the white house. thank you very much. now, to a growing undersea mystery in the search this morning for a missing argentine submarine, with 44 crew members onboard. now, they're getting help from the u.s. navy. keir simmons has the latest on this story. keir, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. ships and aircraft from seven countries are scouring the atlantic, searching for this submarine. officials believe the crew may have tried to make contact in a series of messages over the weekend, lasting just seconds. but since then, nothing. a desperate search for the missing submarine this morning, and the 44 crew members onboard. argentina's president, promising on twitter, all national and
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international resources to find the submarine, as soon as possible. the u.s. navy joining the intensifying search and rescue operation, adding air support and sophisticated scanning equipment to the effort. a hunt hatmpered by difficult weather. growing tributes and fears that the submarine's base at buenos aires. among the missing, hernan rodriguez. his wife saying she's headed to the base to wait for him. another of the crew, argentina's first female submarine officer. pope francis praying for their return. it was en route to its base, when all communication was lost. the aging submarine was overhauled back in 2014, raising hopes over the weekend, seven brief satellite calls were received sunday. but this morning, the navy
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unable to confirm the signals came from the san juan. at the submarine's base, a flag. strength for argentina, it reads. we trust in god. we're waiting for you. unless there's been a crash or some kind of catastrophic failure, the amount of time this crew can survive demends on how much food, water and air. one estimate is just a week. the clock is ticking. mr. roker joining us now. we had a couple of flakes on the plaza. not talking about them. >> snowflakes. >> they think you're talking nice about them. wait until their family calls. you know what lauer said about you? you can see lake-effect snow. the snowshowers emanating from lake ontario. we're going to be watching that. they have school closures from sere close into oswego and watertown. six inches of snow in some
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areas. we also have very warm weather spreading out out of the west. look at the temperatures. anywhere from 47 in minneapolis, amarillo, 65. denver, 65. out west, further, even warmer temperatures, as we get into tomorrow. tomorrow. we're going to get to ♪ i'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain ♪ tomorrow. we're going to get to ♪ what glorious feeling i'm happy again, ♪ ♪ just singing, singing in the rain. ♪ good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. bundle up if you're heading out the door. a chilly breeze, and wind will be with us into the afternoon. good news, lots of sunshine.
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new jersey warms up to 46 degrees. and at the shore, 47 degrees. the wind will settle down later this afternoon. 44 in the suburbs. 48 in philadelphia. the wind will blow and make it feel like it's in the lower 40s this afternoon. the clouds will thin out in the lehigh valley. lots of sunshine. 47 in delaware. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. >> thank you, al. coming up, our exclusive interview with leigh corfman, the first woman to accuse roy moore of sexual abuse. and jenna bush hager with an emotional tribute to the true spirit of thanksgiving. first, this is "today" on nbc. getting a cancer diagnosis is difficult.
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♪ welcome back. 7:30, monday morning. take a good, long, last look at the georgia dome. one of the largest dome stadiums is about to be demolished before our eyes. it hosted two super bowls. the olympic games in '96. >> they're waiting a couple minutes to move the mercedes-benz stadium a little bit. it's that close. we'll go back live as that happens. on this monday morning, let's get a check of the headlines. let's start with the death overnight of charles manson. >> it's all a play, isn't it? >> breaking overnight, charles manson is dead. one of the nation's most infamous killers and cult leaders passes away at 83, after
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more than four decades behind bars. >> there's no need to feel guilty. i haven't done anything i'm ashamed of. roy moore remains defiant as polls show him slipping in the race for the open senate seat in alabama. >> there's many people that are brave depravely concerned about his candidacy. >> he will not step down. police dash cam video captures an out-of-control plane before it crashes on to a florida street. somehow the pilot and the passenger walk away unscathed. to the rescue. passersby rush aid, after wind causes scaffolding to collapse on a street. final lap. dale earnhardt jr. after competing in his final race. >> i'm happy with what i established. new photos released to mark
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they say it's happening as we speak. >> oh, wow. >> there it is. >> okay. >> there you go, al. >> i thought it would have been a lot louder. >> on with the forecast. >> on good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. bundle up. a chilly breeze is blowing, and the wind will be with us into the afternoon. good news is we'll see lots of sunshine. new jersey warms up to 46 degrees, and at the shore, 47 degrees. the wind will settle down later this afternoon. 44 in the suburbs, 48 in philadelphia. the wind will blow and make it feel like it's in the lower 40s this afternoon. the clouds will thin out in the lehigh valley. lots of sunshine. 47 in delaware.
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we're back, now, to embattled senate candidate, roy moore, and the allegations that nine women have made against him. leigh corfman was the first woman to come forward, alleging that she was 14 years old, when a 32-year-old moore, a district attorney at the time, sexually assaulted her. and leigh is here for her first television interview. >> thank you for having me. >> i can only imagine what the last few weeks have been like, when after 40 years you came forward and told a story publicly that you had never told
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before publicly. how are you doing? >> i'm doing really well. i feel like a weight has been lifted. i've had huge support, which i can't say how important that's been. and i had a lot of people that came out and said that because of my carriaourage, they were ao do the same. >> i know details are difficult. but for those who aren't familiar, with you tell us your interactions with roy moore. you were 14 years old. you're sitting with your mom. he walked up and introduced himself. and he called you up himself. for a date? >> it wasn't a date. it was a meet. at 14, i was not dating. at 14, i was not able to make those kind of choices. i met him around the corner from my house. my mother did not know. and he took me to his home. after arriving at his home, on the second occasion that i went
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with him, he basically laid out some blankets on the floor of his living room and proceeded o to -- seduce me, i guess you would say. and during the course of that, he removed my clothing. he left the room and came back in, wearing his white underwear. and he touched me over my clothing, what was left of it. and he tried to get me to touch him, as well. and at that point, i pulled back and said that i was not comfortable. and i got dressed. and he took me home. but i was a 14-year-old child, trying to play in an adult's world. and he was 32 years old. >> what did you think in that moment? did you think, i was just molested or assaulted? or did you not really think about it in those terms? >> i don't know that i really thought about it in those terms
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because it wasn't part of my vocabula vocabulary. i had been reading harlequin romances for years at that point. and i was expecting candlelight and roses and what i got was very different. >> did you tell anyone at the time? >> right after it, i told two of my good friends. and then, i told one other. and they told me how bad of an idea this was. >> to be with an older man like that? >> right. >> and we weren't prepared for that. when he called again, i didn't go. i made an excuse and i didn't go. >> how do you think that interaction affected your life? >> well, it took away a lot of the specialness of, you know, interactions with men.
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it took some trust away. it allowed me to delve into some things that i wouldn't have otherwise. it took years for me to regain a sense of confidence in myself. and i felt guilty. i felt like i was the one to blame. it was decades before i was able to let that go. >> you speak of decades and it has been decades that you held this secret. there will be people watching who say, why now? why not bring this up over the last few years? particularly when roy moore, who was a rising star in alabama politics, ran for election, was a chief justice of the supreme court. and they say, it doesn't add up. why wait? how do you respond to that?
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>> it's very simple, really. i did tell people. my family knew. family friends knew. my friends knew. i spent a lot of time every time he came up, railing against him and what he had done to me when i was 14 years old. my children were small. i was a single parent. and when you're in that situation, you do everything you can to protect your own. and i sat in the courtroom -- in the courthouse parking lot and thought, you know, i'm going in. i'm going to confront him. >> years later, you thought about it. >> this was 2000. 2001. and i wanted to walk into his office and say, hey, remember me? you know, you need to knock this stuff off. i need to go public.
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my children were small, so i didn't do it. the second time, i actually sat down with my children, who were then junior high and elementary school. and i told them an overview and gave them the ability to make the decision. they were afraid that, with all of the social connections, they would be castigated in their groups. >> you had to tell your kids something about what had happened. >> right. we decided together we wouldn't do it at that time. so, when "the washington post" sought me out, i didn't go looking for this. this fell in my lap. it literally fell in my lap. and i had to make a decision. and i told them that, at that time, the reporters who were all just wonderful to me, that if they found additional people,
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that i would tell my story. and they found those people. >> a couple things, roy moore denies the allegations. and further, says he does not even know you. >> i wonder how many mes he doesn't know. >> kayla moore, roy moore's wife, has suggested some of the accusers, she didn't name you specifically, that some of the accusers were paid. i have to ask you, were you paid or compensated in any way, by any entity for your story? >> absolutely not. if anything, this has cost me. i had to take leave from my job. i have no tickets to tahiti. and my bank account has not flourished. if anything, it has gone down because currently, i'm not working. >> when you think about, in a sense, what you started. >> yeah. >> you decided to come forward. and since then, eight other
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women have come forward. >> right. >> what did you think when you started hearing other stories? can you describe that feeling? is it relief? is it fury? is it joy? >> i think it's a combination of all of those things. my sorrow that others have had to go through this. but here's the beauty of what has happened. the support has been amazing. women and men have come forward to tell their stories, that have never had the ability to do so. because of my courageous actions. >> i want to put a picture up of you at 14 years old. a lot of people have seen this photo now. >> right. >> when you see that young lady, what do you think? what goes through your mind? >> she sure did have a lot of promise ahead of her. and she didn't deserve to have a 32-year-old man prey upon her. >> one final question for those who might be watching thinking, what are your politics?
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>> my politics. well, i've voted as a republican for years and years and years. but this isn't political for me. this is personal. this is very close to my heart. and i've lived with this for a long time. >> leigh corfman, thank you for being here. being here. thank you for sharing your in today's headlines: are nightly baths really needed? being here. thank you for sharing your in other news: are chocolate candies the new vegetable? did someone change this copy? it's good. keep reading! for 14 years, the today show has highlighted the life-saving work of st. jude children's research hospital. and meeting the kids from st. jude is a holiday tradition we love, although it does make things a little different around here. join st. jude's fight against childhood cancer. watch st. jude on the today show all thanksgiving week. ♪ make walmart your first and only stop.
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good morning, i'm via sikahema. we'll get to meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate neighborhood weather forecast. >> cold outside. temperatures in the 30s this morning. 33 now in the suburbs. 37 in philadelphia. look at the wind, 12 miles per hour. it's at 37 degrees. feels like the low 30s right now. we will see sunshine for most of the day. 36 in new jersey. 48 in philadelphia. the clouds are already thinning out in the lehigh valley. >> thank you. we'll check the roads with first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington, looking at 309. >> right. in ft. washington, route 309 watching the crash southbound near the p.a. turnpike. it's over into the shoulder right now. so earlier we were seeing a delay there moving past the southbound side. the vehicles are off into the shoulder. blocking that and watching in abington on susquehanna and edgehill road for the crush. back to you. >> jessica boyington, thank you. in philadelphia, police are
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working to identify teens who were part of a mob that caused chaos near rittenhouse square over the weekend. members of the group attacked a couple on south street. a pair of delivery drivers and a septa transit officer. and this morning, starting at 9:00, families affected by this fire in west chester will be able to pick up donations from the community. the goodwill fire company took donations for the barclay friends senior facility over the weekend. happening today, chief robert tracie will be sworn in as the head of wilmington's police department. he was sworn in in april, but the council on police training needed to certify him. and holiday planning 101. tomorrow we'll help you put together your shopping game plan and get expert advice on sticking to your budget all at the same time. we'll have another update for you coming up in about 25 minutes. join us every weekday morning from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. i thought i knew everything about garth brooks.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking overnight. notorious cult leader charles manson dead at the age of 83. >> there's no need to feel guilty. >> the fan behind the killing spree that took the lives of seven people in 1969 and shocked the nation, dies after more than four decades in prison. this morning, the reactions pouring in. plus, the stars are out. ♪ pink and kelly clarkson kick off the amas with an emotional tribute. as the performances get wilder as the night goes on. ♪
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♪ >> we've got the winners, the highlights and the fashions. and it's a very stefani christmas. ♪ you make it feel like christmas ♪ >> gwen stefani brings some holiday cheer to studio 1a off her christmas album. today, november 20th, 2017. >> the trip to the plaza. >> three generations on the "today" show. >> good morning. >> celebrating our 16th on the "today" show. >> all the way from minnesota. ♪ >> our tenth anniversary on "today." >> turning 60. >> it's our first time in
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new york city. >> matt and savannah, will you sign my absent slip? >> well -- now, we're alibis. we'll be out there. november 20th. also, my mom's birthday. mom, i love you. >> oh. >> many happy returns. >> absolutely. let's go to our news at 8:00 and start with the breaking news about charles manson, the criminal that became the very face of evil for nearly half a century. he's now died. manson was serving a life sentence for directing his followers to commit a string of murders. gadi schwartz has the latest from los angeles. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. good morning, savannah. over the last weeks we knew that manson was hospitalized. but the department of corrections kept a lid on why. then, last night, word that manson died of natural causes. he was sentenced to death for masterminding a murder spree in
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los angeles, a spree he called helter skelter, carried out to start a race war. members of his cult becoming a spectacle, with wild displays of report. and we heard from tom brokaw, one was arrested for trying to assassinate gerald ford. but manson was not assassinated. california abolished the death penalty. over the years, manson gave wild interviews in prison, showing no remorse and saying he should have killed more people and proclaiming himself the devil. now, his death, bringing closure to a dark chapter of his murderous cult. but there's many manson family cult members alive in prison. one member directly involved in the murders has been paroled and another has recently been recommended for release. that recommendation is now in the hands of the governor of california. matt? back to you. >> gadi schwartz on that story. thank you very much. the fbi is investigating the death of a u.s. customs and
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border agent in texas. officials say he died on sunday from injuries he suffered while patrolling the big bend area near the mexican border. his partner was injured. a border patrol spokesman would not give details. it was referred to as an attack. and the president dwetweeted, w will seek out and bring to justice, those responsible. we will and must build the wall. we want to pass on our thoughts andrayers to former pop star, david cassidy. a close friend said he's been in a hospital with organ failure. he needs a liver transport. he is conscious and surrounded by loved ones. the 76-year-old became a teen idol in the 1970s, while starring in "the partridge family" tv show. he has dementia and would no longer perform. his brother says the good wishes
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are being sent from all around the world. >> we send ours along as well. >> we do. you have a boost? >> i have a boost for you today. 8-year-old adriana cross had a problem. it was parents night at ballet school and her mom is seven months pregnant and couldn't dance with her. so, here is what happened. ♪ oh, adriana asked her dad to fill in. and he agreed. he said he would wear the tutu. when he's not on his toes, her dad coaches bodybuilders. he's taking some razing at the gym. but he said the daughter/daddy time was worth it. his calves were cramping. if you look at her, she's correcting him. the other arm. she's giving him instruction. but he did really well. >> he is a bodybuilder. getting a little burn out there. >> he shouldn't take razing. he should be the most popular
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guy at the gym. there's a lot more ahead this morning. including jenna's special day with kids ahead of thanksgiving. and christmas has come early. gwen stefani is going to perform holiday hits for us. first, let's see what's coming up on "megyn kelly today." megyn? >> heather unrue is the mother of one of kevin spacey's alleged victims. she is here to give us the latest on the criminal investigation into him. we'll have that for you at the top of the hour. then, the parade on the plaza. we're going to get a sneak peek at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. ♪
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welcome back. "what's trending today." and look who's here. jenna and dylan. >> welcome. this is a tweet that went viral. it's from paris hilton. paris tweeted this photo with britney spears. and it's the caption getting attention. 11 years ago today, me and britney invented the selfie. she took credit for the selfie phenomenon. twitter couldn't have it. one responded with bill nye the science guy responding, bill nye did it in 1999. walter responded with this thelma & louise picture. and someone took it back to the 1920s. >> ouch. remember in sochi, when you and i invented bathing. it was fantastic. >> that was a good time. >> you are big on selfies.
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al, what's your favorite selfie? >> took one recently before leila left for college. >> oh. >> you have one, what's yours? >> my dad had a cold the first two times he met calvin. mine is when he finally got to hold calvin. >> and calvin is still keeping his distance. >> jvh? >> mine was a christmas selfie. henry has to be the selfie arm. >> hoda has great selfie arms. >> i thought hoda invented the selfie. i'm disapointed. >> savannah guthrie? >> same thing, in bed. all four of us. there we are. >> i'm going to keep the theme going, in bed with -- >> oh. >> how did you get that all in bed? >> in bed? >> and blake shelton.
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>> wow. >> really? >> and then, the building blew up. >> anyhoo. i didn't know you were picking those. >> that was me with the billboard women in music award. >> who was that? >> aretha. idina menzel. >> is that the only selfie you've ever taken? >> no. unfortunately, savannah and i have taken some selfies. >> they didn't make the cut. you don't love that. but we do it. dylan, take us to "pop start." >> the american music awards. pink opened the show with a gravity-defying performance, as she scaled down a building in los angeles. we'll show you that in a second. if that's not enough, check out her stunning aerial work. she did all this while singing "beautiful trauma." back inside, christinainge agui
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had a tribute to whitney houston and "the bodyguard." ♪ ♪ and i will always love you i will always love ♪ >> the moment that went viral on twitter is this one. someone shared a gif of pink's reaction to christina's performance. pink slammed critics, tweeting christina killed it tonight for one of our favorite singers ever. this is about whitney. i'm in saw of christina's talent. another singer, diana ross was given the award. her children on the stage, following by diana's entire
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family to accept the award with her. >> this is all about love. all about love. this says it all. this is my family. i'm sending love out there to all of you, each and every one of you, of our global family. and i really, really love being here. and i feel so humbled by this. >> other big winners include horen, the chain smokers. now, to harrison ford, being touted as a real-life hero. helping a woman who had swerved off the road. the driver is reported to have minor injuries. remember that time a couple months back, he decided to direct traffic near a new york city tunnel? he's a good samaritan. >> someone drove off the road, hey, there's harrison ford. mr. roker, a check of the
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weather? >> we'll show you what we got. we're going to try to bring you that macy's thanksgiving day parade forecast. mostly sunny. winds 7-mile-per-hour to 12 mip. it's going to be on the chilly side. only 39. here's a question for the table. which balloon has been in the most times? >> snoopy. >> absolutely. yes. there you go. a little trivia for you. now, let's look at your travel, once you leave on wednesday. cold moves east. we're got unsettled weather. record highs working their way through the southwest. here in the northeast, that's our travel problem. snow in parts of northern new england. if you're on the roads, i-90, i-95, going to be on the sloppy side. as we move into thanksgiving itself. fairly mild in the midsection of the country. wet weather in the pacific northwest and in the southwest, a little stormy there. airport delays and as far as your roads, from i-90 and going south i-5.on
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. bundle up if you're headed out the door. a chilly breeze is blowing. we'll see lots of sunshine. new jersey warms up to 46 degrees. at the shore, 47 degrees. 4 48 in philadelphia. 47 in delaware. have a great day. >> shop small on "today" is sponsored by american express, founding partner of small business saturday. shop small this saturday. as we head into the holidays, retailers are preparing for a business boom during this time of year. >> from black friday to cyber-month-old, the options to spend your cash are endless.
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>> there's time to do a good deal and do some good as you're at it. that's on small business saturday. a reminder to shop small and shop local. >> i want to make sure that the american customer has a place to go to buy something that's truly made in america. >> l.c. king has been. >> reporter:ing denim and workwear for more than 100 years. the oldest cut and sew in the united states, owned by the founding family. their garments are the pride of appalachia. and new generations discovering old treasures. >> our customers are finding us in all new ways. social media, like instagram, to pop-up shops we do across the country. >> reporter: something to which this denver urban winery can toast. >> we talk about how we can be different. people have taken to social media for us. >> reporter: one of the first to offer wine in a can.
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infin gnat monkey theorem. it's on a mission to make wine more approachable. using events like this pop-up in denver zoo. in an old school bus turned mobile tap room. >> the bus has given us a tool for people to discover who we are and what we're doing. >> reporter: across the country, there's 27 million small businesses. and in the past two decades, they've accounted to 60% of net new jobs. now, they're getting creative to stay relevant. >> we're removing everything pretentious to the wine industry. >> reporter: bringing wine to anyone, anywhere. this is a stone's throw from nowhere. the town's general store is all that remains. furniture maker tyler hayes grew up here. and when he heard the store could no longer afford to stay
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open, he jumped in to save it. >> i have memories of coming in here as a kid. and being in awe of something that existed in a time warp. >> reporter: he took his nostalgia with branding. >> it's trying to sell hand made american goods to a different audience than the locals looking for a piece of plumbing or a gallon of milk. i've taken this small business and transformed it with the purpose to keep main street alive. >> reporter: small by mighty. you were just saying you love small businesses. >> i love it. you walk up and down the streets of our town. and you see people you know in those stores. you know their name and you know their name. >> and they know your preferences. now, from shopping to the holidays to taking time to remember what they're all about. with that in mind, we're kicking off our "thanks and giving" series, with the work done at
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st. jude's research hospital. >> that brings us to jenna who had a play date at st. jude with our sister network, universal kids. >> they say laughter can be the best medicine. and it's something i did a lot of, when i took a few kids to meet a superstar named snug. welcome to the sprout house. do you know snug. >> welcome, everybody. >> reporter: it's a play date these kids will never forget. >> thank you for coming and visiting me. >> reporter: a visit to the set of sprout house and a special tour from the show's star, snug. i have to introduce you to special friends of mine. and with these kids fighting cancer, playing with snug is a welcome retreat. >> i love having all my friends around. >> reporter: it's a special gift when they can put aside the
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doctors, the treatments and their worries and just have fun. snug, can you tell us what we can do first? >> the first thing we can do is go see the twisty tree. what happens is this ball. it tumbles down from the very top, all the way into one of these cups. and depending which cup it lands in, that's what we do. we can do a wiggle. >> reporter: show me how to wiggle. >> it's rico's turn. >> reporter: 3-year-old rica has a cancer of the eyes. >> there it goes. it's going down. it's a wiggle. >> reporter: okay, rica, time to wiggle. >> that's a good dance move. >> reporter: her local doctor said removing both eyes would stop the cancer. her parents turned to st. jude, where doctors there are treating her, hoping to save her life and her sight. giving us all a reason to dance. >> dance time. ♪
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i know what we should do. >> reporter: what, snug? >> i have cool, awesome costumes over at the discovery drawer. let's play dress up. >> reporter: who likes dressing up? >> we do. >> reporter: what do you like to dress up as? >> bell. >> reporter: at sprout house, these kids get a chance to be anything other than a patient. >> i'm an astronaut. >> hey. i'm a joker. >> reporter: songs of cheer filled the air. ♪ here a woof, there a woof >> you know what one of my favorite animals is? a dinosaur. can you roar like a dinosaur like this? >> reporter: 9-year-old david has a lot to roar about. tell me what you felt like when you were at st. jude?
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>> scared. >> reporter: how come? >> i was scared i was going to die. >> reporter: you were. what were the people like at st. jude? >> nice. they cured me. and now, i'm feeling way much better than ever. >> yay. >> reporter: that's the best news. david, who was born in honduras, had a rare strain of leukemia. his grandfather brought him to st. jude. what are they saying about his health now? >> he came in high-risk. and very, very likely, to lead a normal life after this. >> reporter: beat this thing down. high-five. now that you're feeling better, what was it like today to get to play with snug in his play house? was it fun? >> 10,000 thumbs up. >> reporter: 10,000 thumbs up. on this special day, these kids, who have faced far too much, far too young, are grateful for the simplest things. >> i'm thankful for being here this day. >> i'm thankful for my family. >> one, two, three.
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>> reporter: tickle him. tickle him. tickle him. >> you guys are great friends. thank you all. >> reporter: we love you, snug. we had the best time. some of the kids are still in treatment. and others who recently finished and we all wish them a healthy and happy holiday ahead. >> we certainly do. marlo thomas is an actor, writer and outreach director for st. jude. good to see you. any update on rica? >> the great thing about rica is that we saved her life because there's two double retinal blastoma could have killed her. now, she's getting a protocol that's a new one, which is interocular injections. they're putting the chemo directly into her eyes. she's doing well. not just for rica, but other hospitals will use this technique. >> little david, who had such a
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slight chance. he's thriving and happy. >> we talk about the 94% chance that children have at st. jude in lieu che in lieu chemoya. because of his genetic makeup, we know what to do for him. he's in a three-year program, a certain amount of dosage. and for how long it will be and the intensity of it. i'm soo glad you got to see them because it's very exciting that david is going to make it. >> a cute kid. >> the doctors and nurses are heroes. but you don't get as much credit. >> i i'm just a wheelbarrow. >> marlo will be back with another story of hope tomorrow. we look forward to that. and something else we look forward to, gwen stefani is here to share a little christmas cheer on a monday morning. we're
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good monday morning. it's a chilly start to the today. let's check with first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> we've got lots of sunshine, just a few scattered clouds out there. mainly sunny during the day. temperatures will be climbing, but holding them back is the steady wind, 14 miles an hour in allentown. the temperature climbs into the 40s but through the day that cold wind will be blowing. watching 422 now. we're a little slow still at
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trooper road headed eastbound towards the schuylkill expressway. speeds are down into the 30s. slow go from 29 to the schuylkill. we're also watching a few other things. here's the schuylkill expressway. 29 minutes on that eastbound side from the blue route to the vine. atf agents are back at the barkley friends senior living community. ten people remain hospitalized recovering from injuries. we're told some people are also unaccounted for. tonight, a cancer break through that can now offer new hope to patients. a boy diagnosed with cancer when he was 3 couldn't find a treatment that worked, but he tried something new and now he is cancer free.
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♪ we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ good tidings we bring to you and your kin ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪
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>> that's the spirit. we're back, 8:30 monday morning, the 20th of november, 2017. and that will get us in the mood. we have a great crowd out here. the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> we love this time of year. we're getting a sneak peek of thursday's highlights, including the beautiful rendition you just heard of a christmas carol classic. >> macy's employees auditioned for this choir. they're going to sing together on the macy's float. >> the people that make it happen, the vice president of macy's thanksgiving day parade. and john piper, we see him every year, as well. hi, folks. good to see you. level of nervousness right now with 2 1/2 days to go? >> it's high. but it's all right. we're okay. we're hanging in. >> all right. john, this is not your first
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rodeo. not even your fifth rodeo. what are you excited about? >> we have so much. this beautiful band from mississippi. we have 12 bands from all across the country. as far away as alaska. we have clowns. we have 17 balloons, 5 are brand-new. 26 floats. we have so much happening this year. >> the thing -- >> you have met -- before you get started, you met with the mayor and the police commissioner. what can you tell us about that? >> we're going to be meeting with them in a few hours to talk about everything that we've been working on. all year long, we work very closely with nypd and different federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of this parade. all year long, it's a whole process. and we're building up to today. >> are you promising good weather, mr. roker? >> yes, i am. dress warmly. it's going to be great. >> thank you.
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we look forward to it. congratulations. >> happy thanksgiving in advance. >> that's right. you can catch the 91st macy's thanksgiving day parade, at 9:00 in the morning right here on nbc. we have people excited about the parade. and we have a family in particular. where is the hartman family? this is the hartman family, you guys. just to give you a 411 on them. yesterday morning they woke the kids up and said -- >> we're going to new york. >> we're going to new york. they surprised them. bags were packed. we thought we would give you one other surprise. would you like special v.i.p. tickets to the macy's thanksgiving day parade where matt and savannah are? >> thank you very much. >> you excited? >> yes. >> my gosh. have fun. bundle up. >> okay. >> the hartman family from iowa. congr congrats, guys. we have more holiday cheer. gwen stefani is here. she has a new christmas album. we're going to hear a live
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performance of one of her latest holiday hits in a bit. >> i should have done this earlier. we have megyn kelly standing here. what is coming up? >> we're launching a hopeful holiday series today. uplifting stories as we head into thanksgiving and christmas. including a woman who was injured in the boston marathon bombing. and what happened between her and the firefighter who saved her life will give you reason to cheer. john o'hurley is going to be here in a minute for the dog show. we had the thanksgiving from hell together one year. >> really? >> we will reveal all when he joins us later. >> did you cook? >> we're just going to leave it at that. not going to reveal. there may have been a fire. let's just say, it ended with him saying, i have jean george on speed dial. mr. roker, you have a check of the weather? >> elaine, elaine, elaine. look at the week ahead. we're looking at wet weather in
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the pacific northwest. we have strong winds in the central plains. you can see a lake-effect snow. then, as we get in the midweek period, record highs in the south. coast at rain in the east. at the end of the week doing your holiday shopping, wet in the northern plains. above average temperatures in the central plains, the gulf coast. showers down through florida. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. bundle up if you're headed out the door. a chilly breeze is blowing. that wind will be with us right on into this afternoon. good news is we'll see lots of sunshine. new jersey warms up to 46 degrees. at the shore, 47 degrees. the wind will settle down later this afternoon. 44 in the suburbs. 48 in philadelphia. the wind will blow and make it feel like it's in the lower 40s this afternoon. 47 in delaware. have a great day.
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>> don't forget. get that weather anytime you need it. check out our friends at at the weather channel on cable. if you're looking for something the family can watch before you dig into your thanksgiving spread. >> once the parade is over, you can enjoy the cutest canines in the country at the dog show. john o'hurley is the host, as he has been for a long time. >> nice to be here. this year, it's no football until 2:00. going to the dogs first. fur before pig skin. >> you have new entries? >> we do. we have 2,100 entries. 193 breeds. >> who did you bring with you? >> let's start on this one. this is a beauty right here. this is a duck hunter. are you ready? the noider lancy coicohhsa. you see that many old dutch
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paintings. look at the dappling on this coat. this is a german shorthair pointer. and here's vivian, one of our therapy dog ambassadors. visits all of the sick kids at the ronald mcdonald house. here's an interesting point, trained by the prisoners. they are training the therapy dogs, which is a wonderful, wonderful program. it's a win, win, win, win, all the way dune the line. >> doing a great job, john. thank you very much. >> looking for a great year this year. >> and you will be back with some of the pooches on megyn's show later. and that story about how you burned down the house. >> it was quite a story. the national dog show here on nbc after the thanksgiving day parade. and you can meet the winner friday morning here on "today." coming up, gwen stefani is going to be here. she will sing new holiday hits.
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live fearless. the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we're back, now. it's easy to see why we love gwen stefani. she's a three-time grammy winner. sold over 30 million albums worldwide. now, out with a holiday album, you make it feel like christmas. already number one on the holiday charts. she's here to perform from that holiday album. gwen, take it away. ♪ steadfast forecast this was always meant to be ♪ ♪ sent down by the angels
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heartbreak can't fade ♪ ♪ all the plans that were made by a baby in a manger ♪ ♪ bright light so bright it was shining like a north star ♪ ♪ answer to a prayer how could i have known ♪ ♪ you'd come along ♪ when i was a little girl i wondered who i'd give all my love to ♪ ♪ i asked santa who he'd recommend ♪ ♪ it's hard to believe i was so innocent ♪ ♪ as a little girl looking at the world ♪ ♪ didn't know that love could break me ♪ ♪ i was lying in my tears on the ground ♪ ♪ couldn't see where god would take me ♪ ♪ here i am now looking at you got me thinking that love could save me ♪ ♪ how could i have known you'd come along ♪
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♪ when i was a little girl i wondered who i'd give ♪ ♪ all my love to i asked santa who he'd recommend ♪ ♪ it's hard to believe i was so innocent ♪ ♪ when i was a little girl i had love at the top of my wish list ♪ ♪ all my dreams were so unlimit ed ♪ ♪ it's hard to believe i was so innocent ♪ ♪ why do you feel so much like home to me ♪ ♪ home to me and why do you feel so ♪
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♪ much like home to me ♪ when i was a little girl i wondered who i would give all my love to ♪ ♪ i asked santa who he'd recommend ♪ ♪ it's hard to believe i was so innocent ♪ ♪ when i was a little girl i had love at the top of my wish list ♪ ♪ all my dreams were so unlimited ♪ ♪ it's hard to believe i was so innocent ♪ ♪ why do you feel so much like
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home to me ♪ [ applause ] >> the new album is called "you make it feel like christmas." we're going to have more with gwen stefani. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with music superstar, gwen stefani. she just performed a hit, a real hit, from her new album called "you make it feel like christmas." >> she has her own primetime christmas special on nbc next month. it features a special appearance from mr. blake shelton who happens to be "people" magazine's new sexiest man alive. >> don't look at me. don't even look at me. >> i love you that much.
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>> when you think back to the holidays and your childhood, what's the memory that jumps out? >> the memory is that holly hobby oven i got. i have the greatest parents in the world. they made it so great for us. every christmas was just magical. now, i'm trying to repeat that with my kids. they make it so fun. you know what i mean? every christmas is amazing. >> i love christmas music. how do you choose which songs -- i know you wrote some. but how about the classics? >> that was the hardest part. not choosing but singing them. i'm in a band my whole life. what am i doing? i think choosing them, i was really relaxed about it. i didn't overthink it. just made a list and started doing it. i changed a few. i added in "jingle bells" last minute. and i wanted to do an emmylou harris song. she's one of my favorites. but i didn't want to ruin christmas. so, i decided to leave that. >> that song you just sung, is
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that a you and blake song? >> that is a blake song, yeah. i remember praying in my bed when i was 8 years old. who am i going to love? who is that fantasy? i wanted to put that in a song. you said you can relate to that. i know we did that. who is it going to be? it was blake. >> now, you write a song about blake, it has to rhyme with sexiest man alive. how what is it like? no living with him? a big head? >> i knew he was. and now, everybody else does. >> could be a little bit of envy here. but that's the best hair i've ever seen in my life. in my life. >> ever. >> awesome. what are you going to sing? >> am i doing "jingle bells" next? >> "santa baby."
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♪ ♪ santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me ♪ ♪ been an awful good girl ta ba chimney tonight ♪ ♪ santa baby, a 54 convertible, too ♪ ♪ light blue i'll wait up for you, dear ♪ ♪ santa baby, so, hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ ♪ think of all the fun i've missed ♪ ♪ think of all the fellas that i haven't kissed ♪
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♪ next year i could be as good if you'll check off my christmas list ♪ ♪ santa baby, i want a yacht and really that's not a lot ♪ ♪ been a angel all year santa baby, so, hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ ♪ won't you hurry, santa baby ♪ santa honey, one little thing i really need, the deed ♪ ♪ to a platinum mine santa baby, so, hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ ♪ come and trim my christmas tree with some decorations bought at
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tiffany ♪ ♪ i really do believe in you let's see if you believe in me ♪ ♪ santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring ♪ ♪ i don't mean on the phone santa baby, so, hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ ♪ won't you please, please, hurry santa baby ♪ ♪ hurry down the chimney tonight ♪ [ applause ] >> yes. >> gwen stefani. it sounded so good. christmas album is out now. we're back. this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ we're back. 8:53. we should mention gwen's nbc holiday special airs on december 12th. exciting to do a christmas special. >> that's great. you have a lot going on. >> i'm celebrating. it's time to celebrate. >> it is. al, you have the birthdays? let's celebrate those. >> we do. happy 100th birthday to art slater, a retired counselor from utah. served his country in world war ii. we salute you and thank you for your service. sidney sherman of west palm beach, florida, 100. captain of the bowling team. he just bowled a 196. 196 a few weeks ago. i bowl five games and i don't total 196. happy 100th birthday to sylvester chavis, a fisherman
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from port arthur, texas. he and his wife are celebrating 68 years of marriage. helene mclaughlin is celebrating 102 years. when she went 100, she went kayaking. this year, she's going bowling for the first time. >> call the other guy. >> date night. >> it's a nice date night. lorene clute of houston, texas. volunteered as the volunteer of the year in her hometown. and happy 75th anniversary to joseph and beatrice miller. they met on a double date with different people. joe says, it was love at first sight. that worked out nicely. if you know somebody celebrating a milestone or a birthday, tell us all about it. send it to today.com/celebrate. i'm thinking about the double-date. >> yeah. >> gwen, thank you so much. >> thank you.
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>> happy thanksgiving just a few minutes before 9:00. a chilly start to the day. let's talk to first alert meteorologist bill henley. it's windy this morning, bill. >> it's a cold too. 28 degre 38 degrees with a 14 miles an hour wind in philadelphia. most of the area is in the 30s.
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this afternoon, tops out in the middle 40s for the lehigh valley and the suburbs. the roads on 95 actually look great. on the southbound side traffic is flowing smoothly toward center city. no delays there. pretty light rush now. families affected by this massive fire in westchester on friday morning will be able to pick up donations from the community today. the fire company took donations for the barclay friends community over the weekend. robert tracy will be sworn in during a ceremony this morning. more than a dozen officers will also be promoted. tonight at 11:00 a chancer break through that can offer new
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hope to patients. a boy diagnosed with cancer when he was 3 couldn't find a treatment that worked. but he tried something new and now he is cancer free. you can always get the latest news and weather with the free nbc 10 app.
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this morning on "megyn kelly today," searching for answers. the mother of one of kevin spacey's alleged victims is here, with the latest on the criminal investigation. >> shame on you for what you did to my son. then, boston stronger. they met in mayhem. but that's not the only bond they now share. plus -- >> thanksgiving sides. which ones are worth it? >> we'll get the scoop on all your turkey day side dishes. all that on "megyn kelly today," right now. [ applause ] hi. hi. hello. good morning. welcome, everybody. hi, everybody. i'm megyn kelly. it's great to see you.
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