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news, weather and traffic on the nbc 10 app. >> thanks for waking up with us. the "today" show starts right now. looking to unite. the president preparing for his first state of the union with an address heavy on the economy and opportunities for all americans. >> i'm for women. i'm for men. i'm for everyone. can the president deliver on one of the biggest nights of his presidency? we're live at the white house. bad to worse, the flu epidemic spreading, the death toll rising. this morning a grieving father's emotional message to all families. >> we want carly's death -- i should say our sacrifice to make a difference for somebody. every step they take. the pentagon launching an investigation into fitness trackers. are u.s. service members inadvertently exposing their own
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locations in global hot spots just by exercising? all that, plus fighting back. scott baio slams sexual assault allegations leveled against him by a former co-star. >> my reputation is being damaged. my family is being put through this. sglnk an article's controversial new animal policy being labeled unnecessary and unlawful. and solid gold. bruno mars wins big at the grammy awards where the music shared the spotlight with some very powerful messages, today, january 29, 2018. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for being with us on a monday morning. late sunday night for you, the grammys. >> oh wow. bruno mars had one of those nights of his life. >> i'll have what he's having. >> i know, right.
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kendrick lamar had a big night. we were watching kesha and gaga. any, it was a great night of music. >> we're going to have a lot more on the grammys ahead but we start with a big week for the president. tomorrow night he's going to deliver his first state of the union address as commander-in-chief. can he unite the country, will he try? kristen welker has the latest this morning. >> reporter: it is a critical moment here at the white house, this unconventional president is about to embark on a time honored tradition, delivering the state of the union address. aids say the theme will be building a safe, strong america. mr. trump will try to sound unifying as he tries to reach a still deeply divided country. this morning, president trump prepared to strike a note of bipartisanship and optimism in his state of the union address tomorrow night. a senior administration official
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says they'll call on congress to pass a trillion dollar immigration package. >> america is open for business. >> reporter: the white house not weighing in on whether the president will address one of the biggest cultural flash points, the me too movement. during a new interview with british journalist piers morgan, the president was asked if he sees himself as a feminist. >> no, i wouldn't say i'm a femini feminist. i think that would be maybe going too far. i'm for women and men. >> reporter: morgan even asking the president about his mental and physical health. >> as you said, stable, genius, your words. >> i am a stable genius. >> reporter: the president will deliver the speech with a number of controversies looming. over the weekend, steve wynn stepping down as the republican finance chair after allegations of sexual misconduct. and the russia probe, democrats and even republicans expressing support for legislation to
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protect special counsel robert mueller after revelations that mr. trump wanted to fire him last summer. >> it certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories. >> reporter: although some republicans say not so fast. >> i don't think there's a need for legislation to protect mueller. >> reporter: a back and forth over black unemployment. it started when music icon jay-z was asked about the decrease in black unemployment. >> it's not about money at the end of the day. money doesn't equate to happiness. you can't treat someone like -- it goes back to the whole thing, treat me really bad and pay me well. >> the president firing back. somebody please inform jay-z that because of my policies black unemployment has been reported to be at the lowest rate ever recorded. the black unemployment rate is at its lowest rate in history, 6.8%, but that rate actually started to decline in 2010 under former president obama. as for the state of the union
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address, it's become a tradition for presidents to hit the road to sell their message, president trump is not planning a multi-state trip this week. mr. trump is starting the key week with a high stakes meeting at the white house with diplomats from the u.n. security council. >> kristen, thank you. a programming note, nbc news will have live coverage of the president's state of the union. it all starts tomorrow night, 9:00 eastern. now to the worsening flu epidemic and its impact on communities all across the country. this morning the death toll is rising. more schools are closing, and the cdc is out with new warnings. gabe gutierrez has that story for us. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is shaping up to be the worst flu zp rch and, swine flu epidemic and it is not letting up and now we're hearing a gut wrenching message from the family of one of the victims. the worst flu season in almost a decade is getting deadlier. here in annapolis, the family of 37-year-old carly slaven is
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heart brain. >> things just went downhill so fast. sorry. we were all there holding her when she died. >> reporter: her father says carly died just three days after being diagnosed with the flu. the symptoms quickly escalated into pneumonia. >> she got the kids shots. my son being in the military got his shots and she didn't get hers. >> reporter: the flu widespread in every state but hawaii. dozens of schools like this one in florida shutting down. the cdc says so far this year 37 children have died compared to just 8 at this time last year. but the scdc says it's the elderly most at risk followed by adults ages 56 to 64. doctors emphasize the best defense again virus even now is a flu shot. connecticut has been hit hard with 32 flu-related deaths so far this season.
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carl can't help but wonder if getting the flu shot might have saved his daughter. he has this message for other families. >> this is not just a news report where somebody else died of the flu. there's a whole family, little kids, that there is no normal for them now. we want carly's death -- i guess i should say our sacrifice to make a difference for somebody. >> reporter: so heartbreaking. he says despite concerns about the vaccine's effectiveness, it is worth it. the cdc several weeks ago thought the flu season was peaking but it appears to be getting worse. doctors are seeing three times as many flu cases this month than all of last flu season. >> gabe, thank you. also this morning, a fascinating and concerning story, concerns being raised about fitness trackers used by members of the u.s. military stationed overseas. and that is because an interactive map available on the
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internet shows the potential locations of u.s. bases and the patterns of life inside those bases. here's nbc's pentagon correspondent hans nicholls. >> reporter: this is a global heat map. it used gps technology to show where athletes using fitness devices are working out. the problem is it's also active in war zones. lighting up popular routes inside the known locations of u.s. bases in afghanistan and syria. it essentially provides an electronic bird's eye view inside heavily guarded bases. first reported by t"the washington post", it was discovered by a curious australian student who wondered if it showed the locations of u.s. soldiers. he got his location when he zoomed on syria and said it lit up like a christmas tree. this morning the pentagon is investigating and saying, the dod takes matters like these seriously and is reviewing the situation to determine if any additional training or guidance
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is required. in afghanistan the roads of the kandahar air hit lit up by soldiers walking and running routes. a u.s. operating base outlined by intense activity inside the wire. the data isn't in real time and the heat map was first made last november by a fitness app. they have an option to turn off the data transmission service. in a statement, the company says, we take the safety of our community seriously and are committed to working with military and government officials to address sensitive areas that might appear. we have a lot more to get to including a new warning tied to your money. hackers targeting atms with a scheme that causes them to spit out cash. tom costello is in washington where the secret service is heading up that investigation. tom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this technique has already been used in other countries around
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the world. it's called jackpoting. and now federal law enforcement is putting the nation's banks on notice that the threat has come to the united states. this morning an urgent warning from the secret service and the companies that make most of the atms in the country. criminal hackers are targeting cash machines in a scheme known as jackpoting. the criminals override an atm and turn it into a sort of slot machine rapidly spitting out cash, up to 40 bills every 23 seconds. >> the types of atmts being hit are typically one-off machines you find in a convenient store. >> reporter: the secret service says criminals range from individual suspects to large organized groups, from local criminals to international organized crime syndicates. the stolen cash isn't coming out of your personal bank accounts, just the machines themselves, so the banks are the victims,
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though experts warn this kind of attack can still have a serious effect on the rest of us. >> we all have to pay for the bank to losses, so in a way we're all sharing in the loss. >> reporter: so how do they do it? the thieves must have physical access to the atm and either by mitting it with malware or by using specialized electronics, they take over its functions. >> they can inject code to allow them to access it remotely. once they do that, they can set the commands, dispensing thousands of dollars until their co-conspirators can scoop up the cash and cart it away. >> two of the largest atm manufacturers say they're working with their bank customers to implement counter measures and solutions. one secret service agent told us last night that jackpoting is like a 21st century bank robbery. the attacks often happen in broad daylight, thieves dressed
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up as atm technicians. the answer, more surveillance, more cameras and software components. now to music's biggest night of the year. the 60th grammy awards were last night. it was a star-studded affair. music shared the stage with powerful messages and sheinelle was there. >> it was a magical night on so many levels. this was the first time the grammys have been held in new york in 15 years. the energy inside the arena, amazing. the music, incredible. and the message, inspiring. kendrick lamar kicking thi and politically charged performance that included cameos by bono and dave chappelle. >> and i just want to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man be honest in america is being an honest black man in america. >> reporter: lamar walked away with the entire rap category, five grammys in all. it was a magic night for bruno
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mars, 24 karat magic, mars screami sweeping the biggest prizes including top ail um, record and song. >> thank you guys so much. >> reporter: bruno stole the a performance straight out of the '90s. ♪ but along with the music, this year's show also had a message. the me too movement marked by white roses on the red carpet and a fiery speech by janelle mon monae. >> we come in peace but we mean business. to those who would dare try and silence us, we offer you two words. times's up. >> reporter: and an emotional performance from kesha who has battled sex abuse in the music industry for years. ♪ i had to learn how to fight for myself ♪ >> reporter: tears on stage and
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in the audience. another touching tribute. a wall of remembrance for lives lost at concerts in las vegas and manchester. ♪ i know i just can't stay here in heaven ♪ >> reporter: the victims honored by three acts from the route 91 harvest festival. the grammys proving music is also a vital part of the national conversation. cuban-american artist camilla cabello. >> tonight we remember that this country was build by d.r.e.a.m.ers, for d.r.e.a.m.ers, chasing the american dream. >> reporter: host james corden took direct aim at president trump with a skit about a "fire and fury" audio book which ended with a familiar face. >> one reason he liked to eat at mcdonald's, nobody knew he was coming. >> that's it, we've got it. that's the one. >> you think so? >> oh yeah. ♪
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>> reporter: an award show for the moment, blending music with a message. but the night was not without controversy. the hashtag grammys so male started trending on twitter after male artists won all but the top awards. and lourd was not asked to perform while the rest of the nom inees were. ov ov overwhelmingly it was powerful. >> i love how they went from kendrick lamar to ballads and kept switching the tone. >> and the whole broadway section. >> and you have more coming up? >> yes, more with you and kathie lee, the red carpet, the fun. you're going to love it. >> thank you very much. al, i don't know if you can top that. does your weather have inspiring messages? can we hear a pin drop?
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>> i'm going to go home. i got nothing. we do have a little something coming up. this little area of low pressure is bringing up some rain along the coast but back behind it we've got colder air and winter weather advisories as the system moves off the coast. second system comes out of the great lakes. snow will develop there for the great lakes and the appalachians tonight into tomorrow. some of that snow could be heavy in upstate new york, central parts of pennsylvania, talking about anywhere from four to six inches of snow, generally though less than an inch or so and really nothing in the northeast. all in all not too bad. (whispering) with the capital one venture card, you'll earn unlimited double miles on every purchase, every day. not just airline purchases. think about all the double miles you could be earning. (yelling) holy moly, that's a lot of miles! shh-h-h-h!
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katie? >> we're still watching an issue on mass transit. all papco service east and westbound is canceled. we at last check talked with someone at papco, and they can't give us a time yet as to when service will be restored. and this a look atll expressway. we're following breaking news out of berks county this morning where police are on the scene in reading where four people were shot and killed. the gunfire happened in a row home on south third street. right now police have no suspects. super bowl festivities begin tonight with aen opening night event in minnesota. nbc 10 is your official eagles station. it's the only place you can watch the big game on sunday. we'll have another update in 25 minutes.
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welcome back. 7:30 on a monday morning, the 29th of january, 2018. this by the way what you're lon foxborough, massachusetts this morning. the fans of the new england patriots are sending their team off in style to the super bowl, wishing them well as they get ready tofor sunday's big game. >> a little rally. isn't tagles by the way arrived already in minneapolis and the big game is less than a week away. >> cannot wait. now let's get to the headlines of the morning. we start with the president getting set for tomorrow's state of the union address. >> prepping for the big stage. >> as you said, stable genius, your words. >> i am a stable genius. >> president trump touts his own intellect as he prepares for his first state of the union address tomorrow night with multiple
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controversies from russia to immigration looming over the speech. >> i think he's going to talk about the fact that america is open for business. deadly epidemic. new school closings this morning as the country grapples with the worst flu season inthe virus st every state but hawaii, with doctors warning older americans are the most at risk. >> this year the baby booms have replaced their grandchildren in terms of rates of hospitalization. 5 g takeover, the u.s. government reportedly considering nationalizing part of the country's mobile broadband networks. the unprecedented move too protect against cyber attacks and threats. a fighter chance. ronda rousey announcing she is leaving the sport and becoming a full-time pro wrestler. >> this has been a dream of mine since before i could talk. and unstoppable.
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an emotional roger federer becomes the oldest man to win the australian open in more than 40 years. >> winning is just an absolute dream come true, the fairytale continues. >> giving the legend his 20th grand slam victory. today monday, january 29th, 2018. >> come on, girl. you need a tissue too. congratulations to federer. >> that was an awesome match. i know you watched it too. >> i watched it live at 6:00 a.m. it was amazing. >> congratulations to him. also this morning, actor scott baio fighting back against serious allegations from a former co-star. natalie morales has more on all this. good morning, it all started with a tweet from one of his former co-stars on the '80s hit "charles in charge." baio took to facebook to deny the allegations. >> my reputation is being damaged. my family is being put through
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this. i'm done. >> reporter: this morning scott baio in charge of a counter attack. the 57-year-old actor firmly denying allegations that appeared on twitter sunday saying he molested his former charles in charge co-star nicole eggert when she was a minor. baio calling the accusations 100% lies before stating his case in a facebook live video shot by his wife. >> she's my best friend in the world and then all of a sudden i'm the boogie man. >> eggert, now 46 took to twitter first saying, ask scott baio what happened in his garage at his house when i was a minor. creep. then in a subsequent series of tweets that have since been deleted, eggert claimed baio repeatedly molested her starting at age 14. >> jamie, anybody can make a mistake. >> honestly, charles, i don't think i am making a mistake. >> reporter: baio and eggert started together in the popular sitcom charles in charge which ran from 1984 to 1990. while baio denies any sexual misconduct with eggert during
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that time, he does acknowledge a consensual relationship with her after the show wrapped when eggert was at least 18. >> and i remember her calling me and asking to come over, coming in my house one time and seducing me. now, any normal heterosexual, red-blooded american guy, the outcome would have been the same. >> reporter: in his video response, baio produced several documents which he says supported his innocence when eggert made similar allegations against him in the past. he then cites a 2012 interview with yahoo! news where eggert answered questions about possibly working with him again on another show. eggert saying in part, i would love to work with him. there are a lot of weird, strange rumors about things that went on between us but we became really good friends and everything is way more innocent than it was made out to be. baio ending his video with this
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message. >> the real problem with this is that people with legitimate claims aren't taken seriously. and that's too bad. >> reporter: eggert made her claims on twitter with few specifics. it's unclear if she reported the accusations to authorities. eggert has yet to respond to baio's video but she will appear exclusively on megyn kelly today tomorrow morning. we'll turn back to al. what's shaking in the weather? >> we've got a situation developing out west unfortunately in malibu, california. wildfires have started, about a half acre or more, structures threated. why, we've got a combination of heat, wind and fire. we've got a strong wave of high pressure over the southwest. that dome of hoigh pressure is going to create record-setting heat. the circulation around that high is firing up strong santa ana
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winds. as they blow out from around the mountains, the air gets hotter and dryer as it descends. so we have a cwecaher danger to9 million people from thousand oaks all the way down to the san diego/mexico border, and we've got winds that are going to be gusting of up to 70 mile per hour, between 50 and 70, so that really is going to fuel those wildfires. we're going to have to watch this situation very closely today. winds die down late tonight. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your umbrella if you're heading out the door if you're at the shore or southern delaware. that's where we're seeing rain this morning. and rain showers will be with us during and the day and gusty winds, too. 45 degrees the high temperature. inland lots of clouds and 45 degrees. limited sunshine for the suburbs, cloudy skies and 45 this afternoon for philadelphia. clouds increase in the lee high
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valley and up to 45 in delaware. have a great day. get your full forecast any time you need it from our friends at the weather channel. now a new delta policy about pets is stirring up controversy before it's even put into place. kerry sanders is in ft. lauderdale to explain it to us. >> reporter: delta airlines says it's looking to crack down on people who bring questionable service animals on board. the idea is to protect passengers and crew amembers, but some passengers say hold on a second, these new rules may violate federal regulations, federal regulations in place to protect disabled pages. . >> reporter: the new policy requires all passengers with a service or support animal to show 48 hours before they fly that the animals have been
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properly vaccinated and additional proof that they do provide psychiatric and emotional support. >> they'll say like, oh, i need this dog, but it's just their pet. an emotional support animal or a service dog is not a pet. >> reporter: delta seeing an 84% increase in reported animal incidents since 1916 including biting, urine eighting, even defecating on planes. the national federation of the blind calls the 48-hour measure unnecessary and unlawful, saying it violates the u.s. department of transportation's air carrier access act which prohibits commercial airlines from discriminating against disabled passengers. >> i feel penalized by this policy. >> reporter: pat is blind and travels with her service dog, iris, and works as a consultant for open doors organization, a nonprofit that supports disabled travelers. >> the real problem is the behavior of animals and the lack of responsibility people are
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taking for their animals on flights. >> reporter: delta's guidelines attracting the attention and support of other airlines. american airlines says it agrees with delta's efforts and is addressing requirements to protect employees and passengers who have a real need for a trained service or support animal. so this is gus who's going to be traveling on that plane over my shoulder here in a little bit, a service support dog. the owner says she's fine with these new regulations but does note that for somebody who perhaps is blind, it may be a little more complicated because you can't just go online when you're blind. one of the biggest issues, guys, of course for flight attendants has been there are passengers who get on board and say that the dander from a dog can trigger an asthma attack and that of course is also federally protected. we haven't heard the end of this. >> no. a lot of sides to that story. but gus is just cute, that's for sure. straight ahead, an exclusive look at the super bowl ad you're going to see an sunday featuring
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welcome back. a growing number of social media celebrities are generating big bucks because they have millions of followers. >> but it turns out that some of that success may be kind of misleading. inexpensive bot armies have made it easier to create things called fake followers that artificially enhance someone's profile. >> reporter: fake followers on social media now the center of an identity theft investigation launched by the new york state attorney general. under the microscope to influence politicians, celebrities and other influencers trying to get your attention. bots are fake social media accounts that can potato, st, r and like. according to "the new york times" they stole the names and home towns of real social media users to make at least 50,000 bot accounts look authentic. the stolen identities came from
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every u.s. state and dozens of countries. devumi did not respond to nbc's request for comment. the company denied wrongdoing to "the new york times." not all bots steal real identities but purchasing fake followers is easy and cheap. we bought them from the same company with help from the institute of the future. >> you can go to a website that's publicly available and buy 1,000 bots for maybe even just a couple of dollars. >> $25. >> i'm buying 10,000 retweets. >> reporter: twitter under pressure to ban fake followers says it catches more than half a million bots a day for 6.4 million a week, adding in a tweet, the tactics used by devumi and others violate our policies and are unacceptable to us. we are working to stop them and companies like them. >> is this legal to be able to buy all of these bots and influence people? >> the u.s. government in terms of the laws that are surrounding being able to buy followers or buy fake content, it's the wild
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we've been talking about the grammys all morning long. there was a moment you may have missed. carson has that. >> good morning. there was one particular moment that caught the internet's attention. beyonce and jay-z's 6-year-old daughter blue ivy. let me show you a little bit of this. really took charge when her parents were clapping. it was during camilla cabello's speech and here's exactly what happened. >> all i know is just like dreams, these kids can't be forgotten and are worth fighting for.
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tonight it is my -- >> that moment went viral with twitter users claiming blue ivy is the boss of the carter family. blue ivy is the only person in the whole world who can tell beyonce to calm down. beyonce posted a series of photos from the pre-grammy party. i don't know who this woman is but i'm sure we could all relate. if you ran into two musical icons in a hallway in a hotel, our faces would probably look something like that. jay-z took home the industry icon award on saturday night. unfortunately he was 0 for 8 on the grammys. guys. >> thank you, carson. chris rock is about to add his name to the growing list, but should stars really be banning phones from their shows? and then an exclusive first look at the super bowl ad
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we are following breaking news right now. police telling us their investigating a shooting involving a police officer. we're working on what led to that shooting, sky force soon its way. now let's get you updated on the forecast today. bill? >> tracy, we've got lots of clouds around. those clouds will linger in wilmington, philadelphia and trenton. producing is light rain showers at the shore and southern delaware. 30s in the suburb, 40 in philadelphia, 35 degrees in the lee high valley. but we'll see the temperatures climb into the 40s this afternoon despite mostly cloudy skies. >> four minutes before 8:00. let's get you updated on your ride to work.
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katey zachary has first alert traffic. >> and we are seeing a bit of improvement. they are now running limited westbound service. so the entire papco east and westbound service line is not disrupted as it was throughout the morning. service is slowly being restored. as i said, they're starting to run limited westbound service. the service on the eastbound lines, those are still stunted because they're trying to fix a pole that's down and affecting that. okay, this is a disabled vehicle on i-95 southbound between cottman and bridge. we're just seeing really volume other tan the disabled vehicle. super bowl week begins. the eagles and fapatriots will give opening statements to the media. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. join us weekday mornings for nbc
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coming up, presidential preparations. president trump gets ready to deliver his first state of the union address. what will be the focus of his speech and how does he plan to unite a divided nation. we're live on capitol hill with the preview. plus one-on-one with ellen. after appearing on her show last week, hoda turns the tables on ellen degeneres, talking her fame, her new game show and turning 60. >> i'm shocked that i'm turning 60 because it just sounds horrible. and get in the game. from the busiest commercials, the best tv deals and, yes, the perfect spread for hungry fans, we're getting you ready for the
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super bowl today monday, january 29, 2018. celebrating our sweet 16 and our sweet 60. >> good morning to our families in california. >> and the ones back in the hotel. we made it to the plaza! >> this mother and daughter -- >> love hoda and savannah, whoo! >> girls weekend in new york city was fun but we miss our boys back in indiana. >> especially the dogs. >> good morning to our friends at prim rose school. >> in virginia. >> married 50 years and celebrating it on the "today" show. whoo! >> congratulations, we're celebrating with you too. happy to have you with us. that's a good monday morning crowd right there. >> it is. we packed the house and we're going to jump right in with them in just a little bit. >> first your news the 8, the president putting the final touches on his state of union address, expected to focus on economic progress and seek
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cooperation from congress for big initiatives. hallie jackson joins us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. big day tomorrow for donald trump. a second year first for him, his first state of the union and despite a year that's been marked really by divisive partisan politics, senior administration officials say in that speech the president is going to try to hit a note of bipartisanship. he's expected to talk about strength in the economy and he will call on congress to pass immigration reform right in the thick of a heated debate happening here on capitol hill over how to move that forward. watch for the president to make a push on a trillion dollar infrastructure package. all of this comes of course as the president is in the middle of record low approval ratings. the russia investigation continues to stretch on. he's expected to make a case that the white house is on the right track. as for guests, it's tradition for presidents and first ladies to bring guests. watch for somebody who has benefitted from the new tax law, as well as somebody who could
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put a face on the opioid crises affecting so many people back in this country. back to you. >> hallie jackson, thank you. emergency rooms across the country are being overwhelmed by a steady stream of flu patients. at least seven more children have died from the flu, bringing the total to 37 since october. a few weeks ago it looked like the season was peaking but the numbers are still rising. it's the elderly who are most at risk. however, baby boomers ages 50 to 64 are also showing high rates of hospitalization. health officials say with the season longer than expected it is still worth getting that flu shot now. well, a bicycle ride down a quiet country road turned out to be anything but peaceful for a woman in australia. watch this. the cyclist in front of the pack studly goes down hard, and then you see a kangaroo fly into the air, get up and hop away. see that? the animal appeared to be okay. the woman wasn't. she suffered a shoulder injury and a scratch on her knee but she's said to be in good
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spirits. what a shot. >> wow. >> i assume that was in australia with the kangaroo. >> yes. yes. >> i'm just saying that that's doing going to lead to your next story. we are getting right to the australian open now. if you were up early you may have seen roger federer win his 20th grand slam title. incredible achievement. 36 years old, playing some of the best tennis of his career and after it was over he got emotional during the presentation of the trophy. take a listen. >> you guys, you fill the stadiums, you make me nervous, you make me go out and practice, and i'd just like to thank you for everything. this is tough. and my team, i love you guys. thank you. >> wow, first of all, we'll dry our tears.
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we know at least one family who was up early. who are those people? i think that might be savannah. you got up at the crack of dawn. >> it just so happened we were in our matching heart pajamas. but wasn't that a beautiful moment? you probably think i'm going through the rundown and putting federer stories on everything but that was really awesome. >> it was a really awesome moment. we have a lot more to come including the miley cyrus/sir eltton john duet that has the grammys busy. plus first looks at super bowl commercials that star team usa. mikaela shiffrin is with us live. she's going to watch it for the very first time. it's coming up right after this. first let's check to see what megyn kelly has coming up. david schwimmer is here with a powerful message on me too. and a woman survives 30
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when you make a pb&j with smucker's, that's the difference between ordinary everyday and exquisitely delicious in an everyday sort of way. because with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. we're back. it's monday morning, time for the first trending of the week. >> excellent. >> the grammys were last night as we all know. lots of big performances. if you were in the audience, guys, would you have had your phone out the entire time? >> no.
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>> do you think you would have been tempted? >> probably. >> a picture or two. some folks keep it up the whole time. >> the question of the morning, should cell phones be banned at concerts and events? chris rock is trending on twitter because he's doing that, enforcing phone-free phones. you put your phone inside that pouch and you can take it with you. >> that's good. >> you have the phone. i went to see dave chappelle at radio city and they did this. >> dave chappelle, lumineerss. >> you have that pack with you? >> yes. >> on the way out, boom, it unlocks. >> if you had an emergency -- >> you could get your kid or whatever. i have so many videos on my phone that i've never ever looked at. >> of concerts. >> yeah. videos of concerts that i'm going to look at it later and you don't care and neither does no one else. >> i don't like it being banned but we should all put our phones away.
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chris rock is like, if you're coming, do that. we asked our viewers what they thought. this was pretty one-sided. 73% said cell phones should not be banned. 27% said ban them. >> okay. >> let me get my phone before we start. >> it's banned. we're going to start with the grammys, star-studded, swept social media. here's what people are talking about on twitter. the most tweeted about star was camilla cabello. the most tweeted about moment was kesha's performance. we played a clip of that earlier, the cuban-born singer giving a passionate plea to support d.r.e.a.m.ers and the most tweeted song of the night was despacito. fans were tweeting, what happened to despacito, clearly the biggest song of 2017, but no awards of any kind. >> why is that? >> they're despacito. >> recount. >> who knows. jay-z 0 for 8 also. on instagram.
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chrissy teigen sharing exciting news. she revealed her baby's gender and posted this photo with the caption, mama and her baby boy. congratulations to chrissy and john legend and soon to be big sister luna. chrissy is going to be here on wednesday. now to miley cyrus. the singer shared this photo of her and sir elton john saying it was an honor to perform with him. if you haven't seen the "tiny dancer" duet, here's a clip for you. ♪ hold me closer tiny dancer ♪ count the headlights on the highway ♪ >> great performance there. miley writing on instagram, i've loved every moment i've spent with you over the years and will cherish each second of your kindness. everything you do inspires me to keep working hard and never give up on all my dreams. >> beautiful. >> he's on his final tour. finally, "game of thrones."
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did mazzy spill the beans? fans are wondering if the star actress revealed the premiere date for the 8th and final season. in a british newspaper interview, she said, quote, we wrap in december. our first episode airs in april, meaning april 2019. hbo has already said that you can expect it to start somewhere in 2019 but didn't officially confirm a date yet. for you hard core fans, april 2019. >> mark your calendar. >> that's a long winter. >> mazey williams. spilling the beans there. now we're going to start our super bowl commercial kickoff. we've got some -- it's a big part of the super bowl, right, commercials. each day this week we've got an exclusive first look at what are sure to be the most talked about commercials. we've got two for you today starting with one from m&ms. enjoy. >> i've had three people try to eat me today, three. lucky penny. anyway, sometimes i wish i were -- >> whoa, look at me. i'm human.
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do you want to eat me? >> no. >> do you want to eat me? >> no thanks. >> would you like to eat me? ha, nobody wants to eat me, i'm the luckiest -- >> you dropped your lucky penny. >> man, i look good. >> you're still short and bald. >> there you go. that was good. good reaction. >> you're still short and bald. >> i love danny devoidy veto. >> do you like seeing it? >> i don't know, i like to see it live. we have another one that i think is going to be awesome. it's an olympic super bowl ad. we're bringing you one every morning focusing on a top team usa athlete. this morning first up, olympic gold medallist mikaela shiffrin. >> she's joining us right now with her mom from switzerland. how are you doing? >> hi, ladies. >> we love you. listen -- >> how are you guys? >> great.
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we're excited because you haven't seen the super bowl ad yet, have you? >> no, we have not. we did all the work to do it but i have no idea how it's going to turn out. >> all right, mom, brace yourself. we're about to roll it. are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> here we go. ♪ ♪ >> always be faster than the boys. here you go, michaela. ♪ >> done! >> ready, set, go! >> mikaela shiffrin picked up right where she left off, on top
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of the podium. ♪ >> yeah! >> whoo! >> what do you think? >> that was awesome. >> that's amazing. that's so funny how it turned out. that little girl was awesome. >> she looked just like you. >> she's -- yes. i think she's more motivated than i am though. she had a spark in her eye that i'm like, oh man, the world better watch out for her. >> she is so cute. she does remind me of michaela though. >> all of these ads are like little movies. i know like you said there was a lot of work that went into it. it must be fun to see this, a little treat before the olympics. >> yeah. i mean, it's nice to go -- i
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mean, i remember filming it during the summer and it's sort of hard to put yourself at the place where you're going to be at the olympics during the summer but now we're about getting ready to go to south korea in a couple days actually and it's pretty cool to go back and watch that. it's pretty inspiring at this point in the season. >> we love your motto. it's a.b.f.t.t.b., always be faster than the boys. we will see you in south korea. we can't wait. >> you too, eileen. >> yeah. >> thanks, you guys. >> thank you. >> turned out great. >> good job. by the way, the olympics kick off february 8th. is that 11 days? next thursday of course. you can also catch the super bowl and michaela's ad this sunday right here on nbc. >> another huge part of the game, the food. this is savannah's way of getting food onto the set. today's super bowl snack
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bracket. we're letting you at home vote for your favorites on friday. we'll have a big reveal. first up today, al, two classics, wings versus nachos. only one can move on in the snack bracket. what do you say, hoda. >> these would be better if they were hot. >> but in general. >> do the viewers vote? >> i'm going to tell them how to vote in a second. if general, if you can only have one -- >> these are on fire, so hot. >> how many pounds of wings do we go through? >> 1.3 billion pounds of wings are consumed. >> those are actually very good. >> spicy. >> 1.3 billion wings? >> just in new york. 160 million pounds. that's enough for every man, woman and child in the u.s. to have four. 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips will be consumed. did you know that nachos were invented in 1943.
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>> invented here? >> i don't know. what do you guys say? wings have to move on. >> i'm team nachos. >> head to facebook.com to reveal the winner tomorrow and we'll have two more tasty snacks in our snack bracket. >> behind the scenes you and savannah were working on this on friday. >> oh really? >> are we going to have super bowl snacks and we came up with this. >> thank you, thank you both. >> we'll reveal tomorrow. another head-to-head tomorrow. all right, al, what you got? >> what you got? well, we got a nice coast to coast storm coming for you. today it starts off in the pacific northwest with heavy rain in the cascades, flood watches for western washington. by wednesday this thing is rocketing across the midwest. a lot of gusty wind and colder
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air. friday, light rain across the coast and much more arctic air for the weekend. let me tell you something, it's going to be brutally cold in minneapolis so us sitting inside at home watching the game on nbc is the way to be, let me tell . do we have maybe a change of heart here? >> i do like -- yes, i like the
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wings. those are hot. >> yes, they are. speaking of on fire -- >> you, you're on fire. >> ellen. >> okay, now i'm getting it. last week i got to go on ellen's show. after our chat i turned the tables on her in front of her own studio audience. we talked about her primetime game show, what she's looking forward to, and more importantly, turning the big 6-0. >> you're about to turning 60. >> yep. >> do you feel like in your head, oh, my god, this is a biggie, or do you feel like, oh, it's going to be friday and i'll have my birthday and so what? >> yeah, like that. >> really? >> yeah. no, i mean, i'm shocked that i'm turning 60 because it just sounds horrible. i mean it really does. >> what are we doing for the 60th? is there a big blowout, is oprah coming? what do you do? >> personally for my party, yes, all that is happening. yes, there's a big blowout, and
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it's a big huge, big thing. >> really? >> yeah. i don't know a lot about it because portia's planning it but it's big. >> there's so many cool things about this show and i probably love it the most when you give little flashes into your personal life. and the picture of the rainbow, your rainbow picture, that was so moving to me when i saw it. >> someone who works here happened to take that picture just because it was amazing because it was over the studio. and when i was driving home, i had called my dad to kind of say good-bye to him. we knew it was soon. i had just finished the show and i got the word that i should call him, so i called to say good-bye and we thought it was days. we didn't know it was -- and then i was driving home and i saw the rainbow and i just thought it was amazing because it was over warner brother's studio, over this studio. i just thought it was crazy. and then i got the phone call like five minutes later that he died. >> very excited.
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>> despite her stand against having president trump on her show, ellen doesn't shy away from using her platform to comment on his policies. >> with all the stuff that's going on politically and all that, a lot of comedians are getting in on it, having fun in late night, but you don't go near the stuff. >> oh, i do. a deep state is supposed to be a group of people they believe are trying to undermine donald trump which is ridiculous because no one has undermined donald trump more than donald trump. i mean, it's hard to ignore what this man is doing. i'm not like a political person in any way, but when you have a president who is so divisive and who is really tearing us all apart and not bringing us together and not, you know, showing us all in the best light, i can't support that. ♪ >> an icon on daytime tv for 15 seasons, ellen is also a success
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in primetime with her wildly popular show. ellen's game of games airing tuesday nights on abc. >> see you in a minute. >> this game of games is so hot. >> yes. >> it is on fire. >> it's doing very well. >> you've got a second season signed up. >> right. >> something about your face and you have this delight. you really do. there's a joy that's going on while this is happening. >> people think they're seeing a different side of me. it's like, no, anybody would -- it's such a fun show. kids love it, you know. every age, there's just -- it's like laugh out loud funny. it's just fun to see these people panicking to not have the right answer because something's going to get thrown in their face. so it's a fun show. >> so they say if you're going to be happy you need three things in life. you need someone to love which you have. >> yes. >> something to do, which you have. and something to look forward to. so what's your something to look forward to? >> i don't know. that's why i'm going to keep
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doing this until i figure that out. because you know, if i looked forward to retiring, then, you know, i would have that, but i'm not looking forward to retiring because i love doing this. >> so do you think at 65 when you're celebrating your 65th you'll be sitting there in that chair? >> um, i don't know. i mean, i have a few more years on my contract and, you know, as long as i'm having fun and -- because i think i would say as long as they're enjoying it but i don't think they're going to enjoy it unless they really genuinely sense that i'm having fun and i think the show is only as good as if i am really enjoying it. >> ellen, i love you. i love you, love you, love you. >> i love you too. thanks. >> one of the things about her is first of all there was a whole studio audience there but oddly, she stays so, like, connected with you. that struck me because sometimes you do different shows and i realize sometimes when i do interviews sometimes i'm half in
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and half out and i watched her and she said that's exactly how i do every interview. she doesn't have notes with her. she's right in your eyes and doesn't miss a beat. >> was it nerve racking having that whole crowd there? >> yes. it was weird. >> she's good at that though and such an important part of an interview is listening. people get caught up in the fact that cameras are on. >> or the next question. >> you can catch ellen's game of games tuesday night at 8/7 central right here on nbc. and of course you noelen is on all the time. coming up, we've got a lot more on the super bowl. we've done some snacks. did you know it's actually a really good time to buy a tv. the saelles are right around no. and siri is here making us super bowl snacks. i can't wait.
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hey everybody, welcome back. it's 8:30 on a monday morning, the 29th day of january. we have a big crowd. we're starting off their week just right. are you having fun? we've got a fantastic crowd full of fantastic crowd moments. the crowd is huge today. i wonder what's cooking. >> spring break. >> we've got a crowd moment. we saw a lot of awesome posters, homemade. happy anniversary. what is your name, young lady? >> madeline. >> okay, i just want you guys to see what madeline has created for us. carson, al, everybody, take a look at what she created. did you draw these yourself? >> yes. >> tell us how you made it. >> i used a stylus and tablet
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and i just e-mailed my mom this and we got it submitted. >> you did an awesome job. is it your birthday too? >> it was yesterday. >> well happy birthday. thank you for this beautiful sign. you did a fantastic job, all right? bye, sweetie. >> you're so talented. >> awesome. >> thank you. >> we should all sign that and give it back to her. >> oh yeah, we'll sign it. >> one dollar. >> i'll work on that. >> good point. coming up, inspired by two women who turned their lives around, joy bauer is here with some easy ideas that we can all use to eat better and eat healthy. now joy, close your ears for the rest of this segment. >> that's right, much more of our super bowl countdown. you got to have a great tv to watch a great game, and there are deals to be had this week. our pals at consumer reports will share their top picks. >> seriously, let's get back to the food.
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more eating. nachos and wings and we're going to dive into lobster rolls and cheese sticks, in honor of the eagles and patriots. we have great recipes you're going to want to try this weekend. >> we've got miss meghan this weekend. what's cooking? >> grammys so male, we'll get into that, and then david schwimmer is here to talk about the personal reason that he's speaking out about sexual harassment and me too. and a woman 30 hours in the grand canyon in the snow and how star trek helped her. >> she got beamed up? >> i did not expect that star trek angle coming. >> what you got, mr. roker? >> damn it, i'm a weather man, not a survivalist. anyway, let's show you what's going on. we've got some light snow monday in the great lakes, pacific
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storm moving in the pacific northwest. look for sunshine throughout the rest of the country. on tuesday some snow showers again around the great lakes. above average temperatures in the midsection of the country. another storm coming into the pick northwest and then as we move toward the end of the week, some light snow along the northeast coast, mountain snows in the western plains. sunny and warm through the southwest into the gulf coast and central plains. get that weather any time you need it.
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check out our pals at the weather church on cable. savannah. we have moved into the orange room for our deal of the day. these are bargains every morning this month that will help you with your resolutions. jill martin needs no introduction at this point. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's our deal today? >> this is to get your dry skin, your lips in particular, into shape because it's winter time. kaplan md, $125, a four-piece bundle. you get this mask for your lips. did you even know there was a mask for your lips? >> no. >> it has spf 20 in them. then you get three different lip glosses. what's great about this is i don't normally wear burgundy or red but it's in a gloss so you kind of try it out. >> so it's not a heavy color. >> it can give you versatility. the retail 125, the deal 35. that is 72% off. of course we have more on today.com. >> thank you so much. over to hoda. on our family and friends
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today, two women who battled their weight their entire lives and now they're healthier than ever before. their friendship is a tadaily reminder of how they've achieved it all. >> i needed holly when she showed up. >> for jennifer and holly, friendship comes in all shapes and sizes. >> i never felt healthy. i was overweight or obese my entire life. it was draining. i never felt worthy, i never felt enough. >> feeling uncomfortable in my skin,ot life that i'm meant to live, that i 2008, jennifer self. weighed 250 pounds. >> i was on pills for insomnia, my triglisidhigh, cholesterol was high, good cholesterol was low and i was considering going on antidepressants. it took all of that to make a shift. >> reporter: a shift that started by ridding her fridge of
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processed and chemical-laden foods. >> i started making small changes in food and over about four years lost 66 pounds doing nothing else. for career dieters, that's not a lot but i wasn't trying to be thin anymore. i just wanted to feel better. >> reporter: with a new purpose she says of going from fat to fit, jennifer left her job in software sales and became a certified holistic health coach and today works with four dozen women across the country. it was this blog post reshared by facebook ceo sheryl sandberg that brought the 40-something mothers together. >> i was going to die. >> reporter: at her highest holly says she weighed more than 300 pounds. doctors told her she was morbidly obese. >> i have a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old. how could i do that to myself and to them. i knew i had to fight for my life. i am in a size 16 j crew suit jacket right now. >> wait, i want to snap a picture and send it to me.
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>> reporter: in the last year with jennifer's coaching and weekly check-ins, the bay area executive assistant drops almost a third of that weight. >> i'm so proud of you. >> reporter: getting in 10,000 steps a day, exercising around filling up on greens, healthy fats and lean proteins. >> jennifer has made me want to be a healthier version of myself. >> look at you, you're beautiful. >> the friendship aspect has just been the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. we go out, we go to parties, we have cocktails. >> we're not home on a treadmill eating celery sticks. we're living as healthy people, a balanced life. >> if we can do this, anybody can do this. >> love these two ladies. all that hard work's paying off. jennifer and holly are here now along with "today" nutritionist joy bauer. you two, it shows if you have a friendship and someone to count through.an make this happen. what was the toughest part?
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people have failed at this a lot, holly. >> i think the biggest challenge for me was getting over northin and having balance. >> jennifer, what about you? >> my biggest challenge as a coach is getting women like holly to believe in themselves. >> i love what you said about your kids. that just changed everything, didn't it? >> yes. >> joy, you're going to help us all. these are joy's pals, too, we should point out. these three are going to show us how we're all going to get on board and you say one of the main things that we need to do, produce is so important. sometimes we put it in the back seat. >> these two extraordinary, inspiring women made produce a starring role in all of their meals and snacks. a few easy things that everybody can do, first off, let's take sandwiches. this is the perfect vehicle not only to layer on lettuce and tomato but roasted peppers and onions, zucchini, anything goes.
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>> pile it up. >> when it comes to salads, you need at least five different vegetables. the cool thing is, what that does is boost the visual. it's really beautiful but also it pops the nutrition as well. t joy. >> instead of starchy crackers, i call these my cuc crackers. >> what is it? >> cucumbers. this is a healthy chicken salad and you're getting a vegetable from the cucumber. >> we do this. >> super bowl is here. everybody is doing loaded nachos. how about swap out the tortilla chips and put roasted sweet potato chips in here. >> right down to the drink section. >> this is jennifer, best coach in the world, this is her signature drink. tell them what's in here. >> ginger, vodka and lime juice. >> cheers to good heo, good hea >> awesome friends. >> since we're doing so many stories on snacks, it's okay to
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have an indulgence during the super bowl or whatever, doesn't mean you're off the wagon. >> absolutely. we're all human. i would say enjoy yourself, saver every bite and shake it off and forge forward. >> all right. congra congrats, ladies. if you're looking for extra support and motivation, text the word today to 66866. coming up, if you're in the market for a new tv, there's no better time. we have consumer reports top five picks perfect for watching the big game. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to "today." it is the monday before the super bowl. >> if you want to do it in style, now is the time to buy a new tv. will finds some of the best
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deals of the year and here is their digital editor elliott weiler. good morning. >> good morning. >> they really put these tvs on sale right about now? >> they're about 22% less this week which is great. so yes, they are a good deal right about now. >> we've got five models. this is your budget buy. it's 850 bucks though. >> this came on the radar around black friday and it's still out there. 65-inch, samsung accuracy, this nice. you want those colors to pop when you're watching the game. the uniforms, the field, alls. this is a good set for $850. >> okay. >> let's move down. speaking of hd. you see there's so many versions of hd. >> 42, uhd mean the same thing. don't let it scare you. one thing you want to look for is hdr, high dynamic range. that will make the pictures pop. all of these sets have hdr as well. >> why do you like this one? >> this is a sony model.
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it's $1500, a little better than the budget one. you're going to see a better picture and also better sound. all of these you'll see new features but a very solid set for 1500. and it's the only sony one in our list as well. >> remember when these tvs were almost $10,000. >> prices have come down dramatically. this is an lg model, mid level, lcd, it has a wide viewing angle. if you're having a super bowl party you may have people on the side. a lot of these flat screen tvs are tough to see from the side. this one is good, $2,000, a nice lg model here. >> watch yourself here. >> heavy duty stuff here. >> careful with the cables. >> what's this going to run us? >> this is $2300. >> so thin. >> so thin, exactly. >> it's the size of my iphone. >> really, really thin. excellent hd and motion blur. so presumably we're going to see
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a lot of action during this game. some tvs if they're not great at motion blur the picture will appear a little fuzzy. you don't want that look for consumer reports ratings that have high motion blur. >> if you're binge watching "game of thrones" in front of your television for 30 hours. and the grand daddy of them all. >> this is an lg oled. so this is the top of the line here. $2700. unlimited viewing angle. just a beautiful, crystal clear picture. two other tips. so a lot of these tvs have great pictures. they may not have great sound so look at our sound ratings as well. or buy a sound bar. sometimes that can be a nice lower price alternative. >> it's so clear, you can see tom brady cheating from here. >> what about the settings? aren't there -- to get the maximum color how do you know what to put it on? >> consumer reports says if your
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tv has a sports mode, do not turn it on for sports. just choose a natural cinema mode. those automatic settings can kind of blow out the colors. you're not going to get the picture you want. just choose the natural moving one. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> we'll take them all, elliott. >> you can shop all these items at today.com. just ahead, siri is here. she's got a feast inspired by the philly/new england matchup. let's go. let's go. first, this is "today" on nbc. this winter let's go. first, this is "today" on nbc. in the state with more ski mountains than any other, family fun reaches a new peak. so whether you're a speed demon or more of a snow angel, your winter chariot awaits. pick the best peak for your family getaway at iloveny.com new york state. it's all here. it's only here.
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we're back. 8:48, special edition of today food. all this week we're going to help you throw the ultimate super bowl party. you can watch the game and load up on some great snacks. here are some tasty options your family and friends are going to love. siri daly, cookbook author which is coming out. >> april 17th. >> okay, so we've got the massachusetts and the philly.
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>> i'm a little sad that my vikings aren't playing. i'm just in it for the halftime show. i'm not sure my husband appreciates it. >> amazing t-shirt. >> it's weird, like a friend of mine on your shirt. >> halftime show i'll wear a picture of you. >> lobster rolls. so we're going to make lobster sliders. here's a cooked lobster tail. you can also buy precooked lobster. it's really easy to cut down the side with your kitchen sheers. >> scissors. >> yeah. then scoop out the meat. here it is already scooped out. you dice that up. we have some diced right there. do you want to add this to the bowl, savannah. that is mayo in there. >> sure is. >> and then the rest is some celery, some pickles, some fresh herbs, tarragon and parsley and lemon zest. >> how is it, al? >> good. >> i hear moaning over there.
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it's hoda and al. >> love that lobster. >> and then we're going to butter up our rolls. >> what kind of rolls? >> the hawaiian, yeah, exactly. you don't have to but if you want to toast them golden brown, a little soft room temperature butter, but it on a hot skillet and we have our lobster rolls. drinking a boston lager? >> very good. >> we have homemade salt and vinegar chips. you can go online and find the recipe for that. now to cheesesteaks for your husband. this is boneless short ribs actually and the trick is to freeze the meat because then you can cut it as thinly as you want. do you want to slice the meat? >> this is a short rib? >> it's a boneless beef short rib. you can also use ribeye. >> are you sure that's not joey
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fatone? >> you're an in sync fan. now we're going to sear the meat and it's going to go quick, like a minute or two per side. >> i'll do that. >> you do that and i'm going to get going on the onions and peppers, a little bit of olive oil. i like the cast iron skillets because it gets a caramelization. let those sits for 20 minutes until they get nice and caramelized. good job with the meat and we're going to add all of that together. here's an important part. are you guys cheese whiz? >> whiz. >> i went with the whiz. you can also use american cheese or provolone. >> you didn't have anything to drink yet? >> just trying to keep my job. >> if you do the whiz, warm it up in the microwave a little bit before you assemble the sandwiches. >> what kind of beer do you have with this one? >> that is the philly -- >> the philadelphia? >> yes, exactly.
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>> who's not going to want -- if you're a philly eagles fan who's not going to want to have a cheesesteak? >> got to have a cheesesteak and it's fun to make them at home. >> those are not that hard. i would never think i could make those at home. >> you could do it. >> nice, crusty, italian rolls. >> this is like the flintstones. >> this would be good on a pretzel bun. >> i really do want to taste it. how is it, guys? >> great. >> nice light meal. >> good. >> what happens to whiz if you leave it out long enough? >> it becomes a foot ball and you throw it at your tv when your team loses. >> who wins here, cheesesteak versus lobster slider? >> i think the lobster roll for me. >> really? >> yeah, the lobster slider for
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me. >> you got new england, you think new england is going to win? >> today. >> i'm going to say cheesesteak for me. >> i don't know. it's just too good. this is a hard matchup. this is like wings versus nachos. >> they're two different things. >> i take lobster slider. >> these recipes are at today.com/food. again, you can watch the super bowl on sunday. what did you say? >> i said the eagles. >> right. pre-game coverage starts at noon eastern, game starts at 6. we're back in a moment.
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well, you might not be enlightened but it is national puzzle day and our viewers are sharing photos of the puzzle lovers in their lives.
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aaron's grandmother and says she loves getting help from her 7-year-old granddaughter. leah says they make sweet memories while putting together their puzzles. keep your photos coming to today.com/celebrates. we got a big show coming up. kathie lee is back in the saddle so let's giddy up. >> and 5856 on this monday morning. let's get to bill henley with the most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? >> we are seeing lots of clouds, breaks in sunshine in the lehigh valley and the temperatures are starting to climb. philadelphia is 41 degrees right now. skies are mostly cloudy. we'll get some limited sunshine this morning. the clouds are back this afternoon with northeasterly
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winds of 13 miles per hour, stronger at the shore where we are tracking a few showers. that light rainfall continues into the afternoon. >> thank you, bill, now, a check on traffic with katie. >> good news. when i was coming in here, a crash on the expressway westbound cleared. this is our camera at the vine street expressway where it meets with broad street westbound. you have extra time on your drive, seven minutes between 95 and the expressway. broadway to 16th street, trains are stopping at the strops. no service at ferry. >> thank you. breaking news continues to top the headlines this morning. look at the scene of a shooting involving an off-duty police officer. right now, we are told no one has been transported with injuries. also breaking, the only thing police are saying about four
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victims of a homicide is they are all males. someone inside a row home shot and killed the three victims on the spot. a fourth victim died at the hospital. police have not released information on a possible suspect or motive. workers will patch potholes on 60 state highways across the philadelphia region today. if you know of a pothole that needs fixing, call 800-fix-road. super bowl festivities kick off tonight with an opening event in minnesota.
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good morning. welcome, great to have you here today. i'm megyn kelly. who stayed up late to watch the grammys last night? [ cheers and applause ] >> they were back in new york for the first time in 15 years. bruno mars the night's big winner taking home six awards. recent award shows have taken on a more political theme and the grammys were no exception. musicians used the stage to send some powerful and sometimes controversial messages. watch. kendrick lamar kicking off the show with a politically charged performance. comedian dave chappelle joining in. >> the only thing more frightening than watching a black man be hon

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