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it's judgment day. back seat chefs peer inside your oven. but you've cleaned all baked-on business from meals past with easy-off, so the only thing they see is that beautiful bird. go ahead. let 'em judge. good morning. who won? who lost? who held on in the republican candidates square off for the fourth time. jeb bush on offense going directly after donald trump. >> the he's absolutely wrong on this. we're not going to be the world's policemen, but we sure as heck better be the world's leader. >> ben carson saying he can handle questions about his life story. >> i have no problem with being vetted. what i do have a problem with is being lied about. >> all the highlights from the debate straight ahead, and the question was it a game changer for anyone? oh, my god. >> moment of impact captured
during a live chat. the fiery crash of a small jet into an apartment complex in ohio. >> the plane just kind of like fell out of the sky and just veered left and right into the duplex. just a massive explosion. >> all nine passengers were killed. we're there as investigators try to piece together what caused this crash. all bets are off. two of the country's largest fantasy sports websites ordered to cease and desist in new york. the company's vowing a fight. is it the beginning of the end for an industry already with tens of millions of players and growing every day? the. and 30 down, 20 to go. >> al's cross-country quest to hit all 50 states in a week goes south, literally, and with eight more states on the rokerthon to do list al is swamped today, wednesday, november 11th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer
studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning it's veterans day. willie is in for matt this morning. >> good to be with you. have some of the country's great veterans groups represented out on the plaza and we'll spend a good deal of time with them. >> al will be, too. rokerthon 2 has a veterans day theme and is standing out thereto in the waders. >> yes, good morning. do they make me look fat? >> they are very slenderizing. >> thank you very much. got this nice little cinched belt but we're so excited. as you mentioned we'll be going throughout the south and into the southeast and stopping at a lot of great military installations and saluting our veterans and our military as rokerthon rolls on. >> al's well past the halfway point. all downhill from here, al. see you the rest of the morning. >> now let's move to today's top story, the republican debate, eight top candidates facing off
different bush on the primetime stage and donald trump was up for his usual sparring. we've got all the angles cord and we'll talk with senator marco rubio and let's begin with peter alexander in milwaukee. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. certainly no runaway winners or losers here. good moments for all the campaigns and most all of them claiming verdict floimpt major missteps and in a field that remains as big as it is wide open. >> here in wisconsin the birthplace of the gop, the leading contenders clashed, first on immigration, targeting donald trump's plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> come on, folks. we all know you can't pick them up and ship them across -- back across the border. it's a silly argument. >> we have no choice. we have no choice. >> even having this conversation sends a powerful signal. they are doing high fives in the clinton campaign right now when they hear this.
>> i know that rand is a committed isolationist. i'm not. i believe world is a stronger and a better place when the united states is the strongest military power in the world. >> marco, marco. how is it conservative -- how is it conservative to add a trillion dollar expenditure for the federal government? >> in a serious and substantive debate on the fox business network front-runner ben carson fended off questions about reporter discrepancies in his life story. >> thank you for not asking me what i said in the tenth grade. i appreciate that. vetted. what i do have a problem with is being lied about. >> with so much at stake there too. >> you should let jeb speak. >> reporter: bush mocking trump. >> what a generous man you are. >> reporter: trump dismissing kasich. >> built an unbelievable company worth billions and billions of dollars. i don't need to hear from me, believe me. don't have to hear from him.
>> reporter: and fiorina trading jabs with trump over this exchange over vladimir putin. >> i got to know him well, we were on "60 minutes," both stable meets. >> i have met him myself, not in a green room but a private meeting. >> why does she keep interrupting everybody? >> ted cruz flubbed an agency on five agencies he would eliminate as president, the department of commerce, the irs, department of energy, the department of commerce and hud. >> noticeably absent any confrontation between bush and rubio and the anticipated showdown between trump and carson never materialized as both front-runners seemed to struggle with policy specifics. carson on combating isis. >> so we have to be saying how do we make them look like losers because that's the way that they influence. >> reporter: of course, one of the night's most popular targets was hillary clinton. she shared her reaction
overnight on twitter posting a clip from the recent benghazi hearing where she appeared at best unimpressed by the republican debate and to give you a sense of just how much is at stake in these debates at this point, beginning today ben carson and donald trump, savannah, get secret service protection. >> all right. peter alexander, the campaign rolls on. one of the most heated exchanges, as you said, came over immigration, and trump's vow to deport 11 million illegal immigrants. some on the stage said that's a gift to democrats and we spoke with senator marco rubio and we asked him if the handling of that issue is alienating the hispanic voter. >> it's just not true. hispanic communities are deeply impacted by illegal immigration and there's millions who have come legally or have relatives that are waiting to come legally so i think all americans want to see our immigration system work better, be realistic and responsible about what you do with people who are already here
illegally, but you have to bring control. we are a sovereign country. we are entirety tled to control who comes here, how they come here and when they come here. >> and finally jeb bush this week, we read in the "new york times" is representing an all-out assault on your campaign, his superpac reportedly spending up to $20 million to do so and you wasted story. what do you make of that, and do you think that he's inadvertently helping your campaign in this way by saying marco rubio is the target, the one we should be worried about? >> well, obviously if we're attacked we're going to respond but ultimately we can't control other people's campaigns. if they decide that attacking us is the way forward, they have a right to make that decision. it's wrong. it's not going to change my campaign. my campaign is going to continue to be about the future of america and what we need to do to ensure that the 21st century is a new american century. >> does it help your campaign? >> well, i think there are a lot of people turned off by that kind of attack. people are more interested in
what are we going to do if you're elected president and how you're going to turn the country around and what names you can call your opponents. everybody runs their campaign. i'm going to run mine. >> senator marco rubio, thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> chuck todd joins us and nicolle wallace who served as communications director for george w. bush. >> good morning. >> something radical policy, immigration. who did that benefit the most, chuck? >> i think it benefited -- i think it hurt the two front-runners because donald trump and ben carson struggled when it came into policy details. i think it helped people like -- last night rand paul for the first time -- he got his voice out there. you understood what he represented in this wing of the party. marco rubio, he never got challenged at all last night. he got to sort of stay on script. by the way, your interview is the first time i got to hear him on immigration. totally ducked the immigration issue.
trying to show they could get tough on trump and to see one of the other front-runners just back off who, of course, whose name was on a big immigration, tells you how concerned rubio is, doesn't want to touch the third rail. >> and a lot of his opponents were trying to label him as a moderate. ted cruz paid him a back-handed compliment, a formidable moderate. do you think that's a tact that's going to work? do you think he's vulnerable? >> rubio is always basking in the afterglow of his debate performances so the fourth morning of the cycle where we see him taking a victory lap. the problem is last night they all looked good. i think the clear winner was fox business who made a strategic decision to allow for a rising tide to lift all boats. the two candidates who went into last night, jeb bush with his three previous debate performances and ben carson with the holes in his bio. they were able to fix their campaign's problems with the
night. >> chuck, let's talk more about jeb bush. donors concerned, many of his supporters concerned why is he so low despite all the resources he has at his disposal? do you think he held them at bay and said, guys, it will be okay? >> good way of putting it. he held them at bay. you can't say he dominated. he did well, a moment in russia where donald trump was struggling to defend this whole almost -- he started bragging that he's -- he'll be pals with putin, and everybody pounced on him and jeb bush pounced on him and carly fiorina jumped in and pounced on him better, you know, sort of -- took a moment that jeb bush was having a good moment at and carly stole it from him and sort of was stronger that. to me was sort of jeb bush all night. he was good, i agree with nicole. he helped himself a little bit but it's more he helped keep the develop tours at bay. i don't think it's standout. >> do you think the stage is set and everybody hangs in until the votes get cast because why not?
>> i sort of look at it at that. there were times last night you just felt like you're anticipating the cruz and rubio debate that's coming. by the way, marco rubio -- ted cruz slipped in this little sugar that he hit, a coming attraction of an attack on rubio, a big florida thing, the one thing i noticed. can you tell that's coming. >> ant fireworks were around the fissures in the republican party. a big divide in the republican carter, governor kasich and jeb bush believe in a more pragmatic asaying saying you can't run up 11 million people and trump is running on the central plank, find them, send them back and let the good ones pack in which his policy people say sun workable and a big divide on foreign policy. rand paul who says we should be isolationists and americans are sick of war and rubio represents the more traditional republican plank which is we need to lead the work. the fireworks, if any, were around the big issues that
divides the party. >> and the prize goes to that who threads the needle. >> can i just say that, i don't think we'll remember this debate in two day sglds let's go to ohio where this morning investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a deadly small plane crash in akron when it sparked into an apartment complex and burst into flames. john yang joins us. john, what can you tell us >> reporter: scene just behind me behind the trees and this morning we have new details about the seven passengers who died along with two members of the flight crew. they were employees of a property management firm, a commercial firm based in boca raton, florida. they were on a trip looking to properties to buy. they started their day yesterday in cincinnati, went to dayton before trying to come here to akron. >> report of a plane crash. >> reporter: investigators worked into the night to secure the crash scene.
>> i can see an explosion. can i see fire. >> i just heard this big loud noise, and the plane kind of like fell out of the sky and veered left and right into the duplex. just a massive explosion. >> reporter: sorting through the smouldering wreckage left by a twin-engine jet that plowed into a small apartment building in a busy neighborhood. >> it was abnormally low. i saw the blue flash from the power lines and then a second, two seconds later, a big plume of smoke. >> reporter: miraculously no one on the ground was hurt, but authorities say there were no survivors on the ten-seat charter play. beth blakely's sister diane was on the doomed flight. >> you never think something like this is going to happen to your family. >> reporter: this flightaway photo is reported to be the very plane that crashed. preliminary reports said it was coming from dayton, ohio and was about two miles from the akron airport when it clipped utility lines and crashed into the building.
debris damaged another building. >> heavy fire. we have a lot of wires down. >> reporter: paige mcveigh was snapchatting with a neighbor when the plane went down. >> oh, my god. i didn't know what was going on. i was hoping to good no one was in there and no one was hurt. >> reporter: a resident of this complex was having lunch about her son when she got the call saying her apartment was destroyed. beth montgomery lost all of her possessions, including her cast. >> once in a while i'll break down and cry, but i'm still important. >> reporter: one thing the ntsb is likely to be looking at is whether tuesday was rainy and low clouds all day. savannah, willie. john, thanks. we've got breaking news overnight from the university of missouri campus. online threats against students leading to some increased security this morning and a lot of nerves.
nbc's jacob rascon is there for us this morning. jacob, what can you tell us. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. police have just announced they have apprehended the suspect who made the threats who promised to come to campus and shoot black students, this after a night that for many here has been terrifying. the threats were made anonymously in a social media site called yikyak and we watched as some black students were leaving campus because of the threats. many classes were cancelled, and some dorms and sororities were on lockdown, this after a week of major changes at the university. of course, mass protests leading to the president and chancellor stepping down. campus police and other law enforcement have been out in force, but now as i said have apprehended that person who made the threats and said he was not found or near campus at the time. back to you. >> jacob rasc on, thank you. today state of new york is cracking down on online fantasy football sites, saying they constitute illegal gambling.
what does that mean for the popular sites that are changing the game. >> we like football. >> if you've watched any football at all this season, you've probably seen the commercials, fantasy sports contests where some armchair quarterbacks are winning big. >> there's $5 million on the line. >> but now in new york state it may be game over. on tuesday new york city's attorney general sent cease and desist letters to fan duel and draftkings, two major online fantasy sports companies saying their operations constitute illegal gambling. >> this is a play as much us a want whenever you want fantasy league. >> the attorney general's office telling nbc news it's clear that draftkings and fan duel are the leaders of a massive multi-billion dollar scheme intended to evade the law and fleece sports fans across the country. both companies have each spent more that be $100 million in advertising, and earlier this year fan duel announced it was signing up 20,000 to 30,000 players every day.
winners than any other site. >> a spokesperson for draftkings released a statement saying fantasy sports were not gambling but a game of skill, and new york's actions today are an unfortunate example of a state government stifling innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. this is just the latest action taken against the industry. in october nevada gaming officials ruled that companies like fan duel and draftkings should be considered gambling, leading some to say it's a safe bet more states will follow suit. >> at minimum. if it's allowed to continue you'll see a lot more disclosure and a lot more warnings. i think the days of daily fantasy sports as we know it are numbered. >> both companies have the option to take this matter to court. in a statement fan duel accused new york's attorney general of seeking media coverage saying, quote, we have operated openly and lawfully in new york several years. the only thing that changed is the attorney general's mind, end quote. full disclosure, nbc's parent
company comcast and nbc sports are among the investors in fan duel. savannah? >> willie, al rokerthon 2's adventure is rolling on as he's going for the guinness world record by doing the weather in all 50 states. on tuesday al hit eight states across the midwest and south so it's 30 down, 20 to go with eight more states on today's schedule alone. just look at these numbers. al has covered more than 15,000 miles so far with the help of 10 modes of transportation, including boats, wagons and, yes, the wiener mobile and along the way he's crossed time zones 11 times, taken 23 selfies and spotted 21 goats. hmm. al, let check in with you. how is it going this morning? i'm here at your weather wall. >> yeah, i know. very impressive. i was very impressed. so far we've not seen any goats this morning, but it's early, and that's the good news. unfortunately, we are seeing a lot of snow out west. we've got a potent storm to talk about.
on one side snow and the other side severe weather. this is at denver international airport, and they have seen the snow coming down, and, in fact, it's going to keep coming and start moving to the east. let's show you where we're setting up. right now on the radar. look at that snow coming across the front range from denver all the way on up and looking at all of that moving east. we've got winter storm warnings, blizzard watches, a real mess. 20 million people affected by this in parts of colorado, kansas on into nebraska. strong winds will be developing with it as well, and then ahead of the same system we've got severe storms with damaging winds and tornadoes possible. snowfall amounts, look at that. we could be looking at really a big tornado outbreak from illinois into parts of arkansas. rainfall amounts, we expect to see anywhere from 3 to 5 inches locally. that's what's going on.
>> reporter: good morning, everybody. we're not dealing with snow here, but we are talking about a november nor easter with showers and wind especially along the coastline gusting close to 40mph in some areas. you see a nice moderate band of steady rainfall in the merrimack valley, but most of that focused on the south shore, also cape cod and the islands. wind gusts generally between 25 to 35mph. that wind advisory in effect until 7:00 p.m. a quick look at our 7 on 7
>> and that is your late weather, and we're here as the honey island swamp in slidell, louisiana. we've got world famous fiddler amanda shaw. we've got a baby alligator. this is sid who actually will grow up to look like this alligator over here, very strange, and we're going to be taking off in this winnebago coming up. this is a brand new winnebago. this is the fuse. hello there. >> good morning, al. >> happy veterans day, sergeant. >> thank you, sir. >> oh, man, so many going on here at rokerthon. go -- >> al, having fun and traveling >> yeah. >> down in the swamp. >> thank you, sir. location. >> very nice. >> we'll see you in a bit. >> coming up, the simple change that you can make to your daily routine that can buy you precious time and save your life in a house fire. >> and a surprising new twist in the shooting death of a 6-year-old louisiana boy. did one of the officers now
personal conflict with the boy's father? we'll get late on that story, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. jeb bush: leadership means you've got to be all in. it's not about yappin'. it's not about talking. it's about doing. i know how to do this because i was privileged to serve in florida for eight years. and we turned the systems upside down that weren't working. 1.3 million new jobs were created. we cut taxes every year. income rose in people's pockets. people were lifted out of poverty. children started to learn. as president of the united states, i pledge to you that i will solve problems. announcer: right to rise usa is responsible for the
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it's a soggy veterans day. the parade is set to get under way around 1:00 today. bri eggers joins us with a check of your forecast. >> reporter: crista, that picture makes it look a lot more like november. everything is pin wheeling around. as it pulls northeast, it will continue to crank in those on-shore winds and areas of steady rain as you see in methuen, leominster and the south shore and cape cod and the islands, where i expect most of the rain to stay today. a.m. rain and wind will taper to afternoon drizzle, and our temperatures will fall as we get into the evening hours. 45 to 51. > christa: bri, thank you. man is facing charges after pointing a fake gun at another driver. police say a 20-year-old man from charlestown had a replica firearm with the orange tip painted black, making the gun look much more real.
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forward march. morning. it is the 11th of november, 2015. it is veterans day, an important day in our country, and we're happy to have so many veterans and active service members on our plaza this morning, including the sixth communication battalion from the united states marine corps. >> and the united states marine corps celebrating yesterday its 240th birthday, born in 1775. happy birthday to the marine corps. stories making headlines this morning. the republican presidential candidates faced off last night in the fourth debate. ben carson pushed back at questions that have been raised
about the accuracy of some of his life story, while jeb bush went offer donald trump several times after he vowed to, quote, get better following the last debate. >> the this morning investigators are back at the scene of a deadly small plane crash in akron, ohio. the business jet hit an apartment building hitting all nine people on board and sparking this huge fire. officials say nobody was inside that building at the time. >> and the popular daily fantasy sports site draftkings and fan duel are pushing back against an order to stop accepting bets here in the state of new york. the attorney general here says the company violates state laws against illegal gambling but the companies say their sites involve skill more than luck and plan to appeal. now to the disturbing case in louisiana we've been following, two marshals charged with suffereder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy. did a personal conflict lead to the fatal encounter? nbc's gabe gutierrez is on the story for us. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning.
here in this jail in isolation on $1 million bond each. there's still no clear motive right now for why the marshals opened fire but investigators are looking at all angles including whether one of the marshals may have had a previous run-in with the boy's father. this morning resident of marksville, louisiana want answers. >> i can't imagine the pain of that poor child went through. >> reporter: 6-year-old jeremy mardis was shot and killed a week ago today, his father chris few critically wounded while his son was buckled into the front seat of his suv. marshals derrick stafford and norris greenhouse jr. are charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. >> they are each in cells 10 x 10 this size and they have access to showers. toil set in their sell, and basically that's it. >> reporter: at first local officials said the marshals were serving a warrant but investigators now say there was no warrant.
a law enforcement source told nbc news investigators are looking into whether one of the marshals had a conflict with chris few. megan dixon, few's girlfriend, told a local newspaper that he had a previous run-in with greenhouse who was her former high school class mate. she told the paper that greenhouse had started messaging her on facebook and that few had confronted him saying next time you come to my house i'm going to hurt you. nbc news has not verified that quote. under scrutiny. >> being under arrest for no reason is terrifying. >> reporter: steven mcintosh has a pending officer against both officers and several others and claims they used excessive force to arrest him in 2013 while they were breaking up a fight that he was not involved in. >> all of a sudden he just took me and slammed me down on the ground and before i knew it there were two or three more, the cops on me and stuff and i didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: mcintosh was charged with resisting arrest that.
the marshals' next court scheduled. their attorneys have not commented, citing a judge's gag order now in place. willie and savannah. >> still so many questions. gabe gutierrez, thank you. let's get a check of the weather as al heads to his next stop on the rokerthon 2 tour. hey, al. >> hey, guys. we are in our winnebago fuse being driven by sergeant yuri miller. how is it rideing? thanks. we're on our way to blokes, mississippi. meantime winds on the way to the mid-section of the country, and they are heading east. take a look at what's going on. i mean, we've got 58 million people at risk through tomorrow for high winds. strongest winds today from colorado to minnesota. big low pressure system dominating, and it's going to be bringing in some big problems, anywhere from 16 to 30 miles per hour. you can see some branches, power outages and some of these stronger winds, the areas in purple could see trees falling down and widespread problems. the rest of the country's
weather, looking at a risk of strong storms from the midwest all the way down into the northern gulf coast. showers in the pacific northwest and heavy snow making its way into the central >> bri: good morning, everybody. i'm bri eggers in for j.r. this mourning. here's our storm system. no snow for us. rain and wind is what we're talking about with this coastal system. the rain has been steady, but nothing too heavy. methuen down the leominster and also along the south shore, steady rain throughout the day today. but light showers tapering more of a drizzle this afternoon. the winds will be with us, though, gusting 25 to 35mph. that's why that wind advisory remains in >> it has been such an exhill
rating trip. we have gotten to meet so many great people in this great country of ours one state at a time. yesterday was no different. some days you're the hero but every day i seem to be getting the goat. where are we? >> cape girardeau, missouri. >> a foggy start to day five along the mighty mississippi greeted by a nice crowd and our favorite four-legged friend. we've got a goat. this is rusty from. there we moved to fortt defiance, illinois where i defy anyone to find a cooler ride than this, the wiener mobile. let's boil some buns. we're rolling, baby, and then we rolled into wickliffe and saddled up in state number 25. kentucky, the bluegrass state. we made, it so now we're about to make the halfway point of rokerthon. then it was off to tennessee
where we were fired up in union city. guys, we're at discovery park of america, and this is a vintage 1957 fire truck. next stop blytheville, arkansas, where some folks will do anything to get to the front of the line. rokerthon netjet was wheels down in goshen, indiana, where we were greeted by a warm crowd and lots of kids, and by kids i mean children, not baby goats. >> hi. goshen percussion got us in step as we head over to the college where we were serenade with a special rendition of the school's al-ma matter we love you . then it was back to the roker mobile for the 75-mile trip to michigan. goats and babies and got us confused and that was nasty.
night fell as we pulled 'montpelier, ohio, just in time for dessert. as we continue rokerthon, we've got us a goat, yeah. well, i've got to tell you. i don't know how many goats we're going to see today but what's been so heartwarming and what's really touched meet number of people who have come out to say hello and they have waited in the gold. waited in some rough weather and we thank them all and we're looking forward to meeting so many more people today as we roll on right through friday, guys. >> awesome. tell the sergeant not to the let you put it on the easy listening channel like you're always trying to do. >> i know. sergeant -- sergeant, what kind of music do you want me to put on the radio is. >> anything, al. he can listen to montevanni the. >> you're doing great. we bow at you. we'll chat with you later
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>> more than half of all fire deaths in united states homes happen at night and startling new research shows doing one simple thing can dramatically increase your chances of survival. investigative correspondent scott freedman from our nbc station in dallas has that morning. scott, good morning. >> reporter: willie and savannah, good morning. if you wake up to a fire the first thing you want to do, of course, is get out but what if you can't? experts say close your bedroom door. that's right. simply closing your door when you go to sleep at night could buy you extra seconds or even minutes, time to find another way out of the house or tomb to wait until firefighters can reach you. seconds that can mean the difference between life and death. imagine your loved ones dropped inside this raging fire. you would do anything to give out. the answer, experts say, can be as simple as this. close your door. >> if you can't get out of your house the best thing you can possibly do is get a closed door between you and where the fire is.
>> reporter: take a look at this test. ul researchers light a fire in a room. upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a door open and the other closed. now fast forward. at three minutes the open door room is filling with thick, black smoke, but look at other room with the closed door. the air stays clear longer. at five minutes there's still some visibility. firefighters have long known a closed door helps keep smoke out, but new roach is showing how it also changes the flow of heat and toxic gases in a fire. >> this goes over the back of your head. >> reporter: to show you we suited up with the fort worth, texas fire department at their training facility. firefighters light a fire in a hallway outside a bedroom. i'm inside that bedroom with lieutenant kyle faulkner. >> what's the temperature on the other side of this door right now? >> on the other side of the door the temperature is approximately 600 degrees.
inside our room the temperature is only about 100 degrees, hot but still survivable. open that door and the room quickly heats up to more than 150 degrees, too hot to survive. so it's not just the smoke that that door is blocking. it's the heat, too >> exactly. >> reporter: across country not every fire safety bruin is sharing that message. fema fema's use fire administration has created all kinds of safety guides for adults and kids, but in most of them there's nothing about sleeping with a closed door. we saw only one mention of it. the agency told us it tested the closed door message in focus groups and found some people didn't like it. so fema decided not to include it. a spokeswoman told us we have learned that we can't tell our customers everything that we know is important. >> lexi king survived a nighttime fire 11 years ago, but her parents and brother did not make it out. her brother always slept with
his door open, lexi kept hers closed. so what would you say to a safety group that's not putting this message near the top of the list? >> look at where i am right now. like -- and look at what is not next to me which is my family members. >> reporter: now, a closed door is still no replacement for a smoke detector. firefighters remind us you should have smoke detectors inside and outside of every bedroom in your house and also practice an escape plan with your family and then close that bedroom door, yours and your kids. if parents are concerned about not being able to hear their kids at night with the door closed, the folks at ul say it's a good idea to put a baby that door. they say that's the safest way willie and savannah. >> you said the two things i was going to say, keep the batteries fresh in your smoke detector, first line of defense and just closed.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, 'tis the season for savings, but forget black friday. why today's veterans day sales could be the best way to score holiday bargains. then, breaking vegan. >> i was so obsessed with food and this whole restriction thing and every morning i would wake up in a panic thinking what am i going to have for breakfast today. >> why one blogger quit her vegan diet, and the surprising reaction from her online community. and we've got your golden ticket to a reunion 44 years in the making.
>> the first thing people do when they find out who we are, they smile. >> yes. >> we call it the wonka effect. the cast of the "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" are the together again talking to us, wednesday, november 11, 2015. >> happy veterans day. >> thank you, veterans. today is every day. >> to the veterans of america, happy veterans day! >> here in nyc. >> celebrating veterans day at "today" show! >> and good morning, everyone. nice to have you back on a wednesday morning, and we're honoring our veterans out here on the plaza.
we've got some great groups, wounded warrior project, operation men is here, many men and women of our armed forces represented as we honor them today on this veteran's day out on the plaza. >> friends over here, such an awesome uplifting day. we're happy to have everybody with us here on plaza. meanwhile, al is not here because he's on the go racing towards state number 32 on his record-setting rokerthon tour of all 50 states in a single week. mr. roker, we have a very special message for you from two of your biggest cheerleaders. check it out. >> al roker is the only man for this job. way to go, al. >> here we go, al. here we go, al. >> you got this, roker. >> come on, al. >> here we go now. >> tina and amy, al, cheering you along in the winnebago. >> oh, wow. that's pretty cool. well, thanks, guys. who could be better than to be serenaded by tina fey and amy poler.
speaking of a winnebago, this is actually one of a kind. winnebago fuse. this model just rolled off the assembly line. it's not available until 2016 so we're pretty excited about, that and we did not have a baby got at our last stop in the swamp because we didn't want any "jurassic park" moments. this is our little mascot. >> the goat has taken on a life of its own. >> yeah. >> it really has. yesterday we had three baby goats, and we had two pigs so it's starting. we're going to start lining them up two by two and marching them on to a boat. >> you know what i have to say about that, al, e-i-e-i-o. >> what's that? >> e-i-e-i-o. thank you. a check of the headlines. tamron in for natalie who is on assignment this week. good morning, tamron. >> good morning, everyone. the presidential candidates are on the road this veterans day with republicans hoping to build
on any gains from half night's debate. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in milwaukee. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. plenty of punches but even more policy here last night. jeb bush and ben carson both addressed some of the questions facing each of their campaigns on a night where there was clearly no runaway winner or loser. for gop candidates, it was the main event in milwaukee. >> why does she keep interrupting everybody. >> i don't have to hear from this man. >> what a generous man you are. >> reporter: trying to diffuse the controversy over his own life story saying every candidate should be closely examined. >> thank you for not asking me what i said in the tenth grade. i have no problem with being vetted. what i do have a problem with is being lied about. >> reporter: in the midst of a campaign reboot, jeb bush badly in need of a strong performance challenged donald trump on foreign policy. >> donald is wrong on this. he's absolutely wrong on this. we're not going to be the world's policemen, but we sure leader.
jumped in after marco rubio and spending. >> you think defending this ive expensive, try not defending. that's a lot more expensive. >> reporter: all of the candidates opposed raising the minimum wage to $15. >> i don't know why we have education. welders make more money than philosophers. we need more welders and less philosophers. >> reporter: that was one the most memorable lines of the night, but it's also not true. government statistics show that philosophers, philosophy teachers in this country make on average almost twice as much as welders. the impressions these candidates made last night will stick for a while, tamron. the next debate isn't for about five more weeks. >> all right, peter. thank you very much. investigators are trying to find out what caused a deadly plane crash tuesday in akron, ohio. the charter jet crashed into an apartment building and burst into flames. the plane's owner says there were nine people on board and no
paige mcvay was snapchatting with a neighbor when the plane went down. >> i didn't know what to think. hoping nobody was in there and no one was hurt. >> no one os the ground was hurt. the plane was carrying the employees of a firm based in florida. some church goers are shocked and saddened over new video that shows a volunteer usher taking money from a collection plate. church leaders reached out to police after they became suspicious about missing donations. so authorities set up cameras and say they caught the 60-year-old volunteer red handed. the usher told deputies he intended to put the money on the altar. an alleged shoplifter in a rooftop standoff had one very unique demand before giving himself up. phoenix police chased the suspect on to a motel roof after they had him surrounded and they got the demand, coffee, three powdered jelly doughnuts. thankfully there was a dunkin' donuts around the corner. after the suspect got his treats
he surrendered without incident. all right. prince charles was taken aback during a tour at a winery in australia when his wife camilla picked up a carving knife. they were looking at it and pointed it at him and jokingly told him to behave himself. charles quickly backed away and laughed it off and said listen here. after that he sampled some of the wine. there's a moment for you. let's go over to willie. hey, willie. >> thanks you very much, my friend. for many of us black friday has always marked the kickoff of the holiday shopping season but the big sales seem to arrive earlier and earlier and on this veterans day stores are rolling out incentives to get consumers spending. good to see you, my friend. >> good to see you, too. >> is this a new phenomenon, cyber monday and black friday and now we're back to veterans day. >> not new in the sense that retailers want to get people in the stores so the national retail federation came out with a statistic.
people on average are going to spend $805 per person this holiday season. that's the most it's ever been, so what they are trying to do is get these people into the stores and shopping. they want a piece of that, so what -- what her going to try to do is get people to shop also online because more than 50% of those people are going to be buying the stuff online and use alternative credit, like paypal credit to try to get people to shop. >> let's talk about what kinds of things there are deals on. >> sure. >> what are the types of products out there? >> you want to go ahead and if you are that person that doesn't mind having the older product, the older models, for example, right, those are going tonight ones that have the most discount on they. so let's say you're okay with having the last generation ipad, not talking about the first generation, but maybe like the 4 or the not so new one, that's going to be the one that's on the most discount because the merchandise out of the store. the newer stuff, for example, is going to be the stuff that's going to be mostly on sale during black friday.
you want that brand new ipad or that e-reader, probably good to wait until black friday, but the older stuff, go out today. >> let's move this way and talk about some of the stores that have deals today. what's the first one? >> the first one is sears. >> okay. >> sears is actually offering appliances, deep discounts on appliances, 40% off, and 60% off on mattresses, and for veterans, if you have your i.d., you get an extra 10% off on those appliances so you're really getting almost 50% if you're a veteran, active duty, reservist or retired military. >> and jc nney offering deals on already existing deals. >> jc penny is interesting. they have up to 85% on their clearance items so you're not only getting a deal on the -- on the clearance item, but you're also getting a deal if you pay online, let's say purchases over $25. you get $10 off of that, okay. but you have to put in this code. i'll make sure that i have it
for the $25 off, $10 th i selected fashion items, but amazon is ally interesting. we're talking about what may be better deals for veterans day versus black friday. if you are buying the big items online, let's say at an amazon, probably want to go ahead and wait until black friday because you get free shipping. so there's not really free shipping available today, but if you're buying a major television or some\hing gigantic you don't want to pay for that shipping. in fact, it's useless to even pay for shipping. just wait until black friday and get that free shipping. shopper. what are some tips you can offer?
>> talking about security. now everyone is having their credit card switched over to the emv credit cards, basically the chip that's in your credit card so if you do not have that chip in your credit card you are liable in case any of that personal information gets compromised so you want to make sure that you're shopping with your emv card on a secure retailer that's legit and also maybe, again, we talked about alternative credit using things like paypal because you don't have to use your credit card when you're using paypal. also, you want to make sure, remember all the bed bath & beyond coupons, some stashed away somewhere. use them now because pretty soon bed bath & beyond will be changing their coupon rules and also some of those retailers. if you have the coupons stashed away, use them now and also negotiating. go ahead and negotiate if you want. >> there's stores if you show your military i.d. today you can get a discount as well. always good to see you. >> you, too.
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or partner, hold yourself a leg and the nurse. >> what about taking a self? >> never ever in a million years. >> let me show you a photo that has gone viral. proud dad to be taking a selfie while his wife is in labor and he post it had to imageer. just focus on this. there he is looking like he's having the time of his life, there's your expression. he said my wife wanted to make sure that someone took a picture of the expression on our faces when our daughter was born so i took one. this is classic, classic, classic. >> that's a great caption to go along with it. >> so cute. >> he had permission. >> the first reaction is what, and then you realize she liked it. it was a fun moment for them. >> after the wife told buzzfeed it was hilarious and took her minds off things and their little baby eva was born minutes after the photo. awesome. >> the other thing you know in the delivery room, as you know, mother always gets final photo approval because she would would not have allowed that out if she didn't approve.
>> 100%. keep the video camera far, far away. >> social media kept a close eye on the republican debate tuesday night. the real winner online was not even a presidential candidate. it was maria bartiromo of fox business news. his broach captivated the internet. here's a closer look at it. comparisons running wild apparently from "hunger games" mocking j symbol and joffrey's crown from ""game of thrones" and another a cough drop. >> i thought it looked great with her outfit. >> i didn't even notice it. >>the it's nice, as far as broaches go. >> this has become like during the debate, last debate it was hot guy behind the moderators. there's always a thing. >> got to focus on something besides the candidates. >> exactly. >> all love adele and known for her powerhouse vocals and love her her the felt lyrics and love that song "hello."
people are contacting their exes. a dating website surveyed over 30,000 of its users and it turned out this new single "hello" inspired 64% of women to reach out to old loves. men, on the other hand, not really affected, only 17% felt compelled to open up the old wounds. i mean, it is all about the boyfriend. >> yeah. >> and i tried to call you. >> that's a huge number. >> that's a huge number of people. >> to me they are just waiting >> right. >> i just heard adele, hi, hello. >> what is your reason. >> someone calling 1,000 times is actually okay. >> adele said so. >> i will say her voice could >> true. >> she would make you fall in >> yes. >> all right. dylan, ready for "pop start." >> we're starting off with shia attention. he's binge watchinging all of his films in reverse
chronological order and reverse sitting and why not. he began two at night. the feat is expected to take three days, and you know what? you can watch him. it's an -- it's open to the public at the angelica here in new york or watch him watch his movies through his live stream. >> all right. >> sounds like performance art. >> that's what he does. >> just saying. >> "transformers" with shia labeouf, movies i want to see. good flick. >> just watching "transformers." >> the now to caitlyn jenner and kris jenner, the former couple reuniting in the spotlight and sharing a hug at victoria's secret fashion show. the two attended in support of their daughter kendall who made her victoria secret runway debut. >> all right, dylan, thank you so much. let's head out to al and get a check of the weather as he continues with his rokerthon adventure. hey, al. >> guys, stand by, another rokerthon trivia question for you on the other side of your
meantime we've got a big storm system and another one moving into the pacific northwest. as you can see on the radar, already we're looking at big problems, and then as we put the futurecast into motion you're going to see persistent heavy rain developing and the western-facing slopes of the olympics and cascades, looking at rain and snow as well. so forth pacific northwest, we are talking about a classic flood pattern setting up the western washington and some areas picking upwards of 7 inches of rain by saturday. so we're going to be watching this very closely all weekend long. that's what's >> bri: gad morning, everybody. i'm bri eggers in for j.r. this morn. this storm system is moving southeast of nantucket. it will pull away later this afternoon, but for now dealing with rain and wind. steadier rain has sort of formed a band outside of 495, and also along the south shore, cape cod and the islands.
this is where i expect the heaviest rainfall to remain through the morning hours. we're also expecting the winds to kick through the evening. that wind advisory remai >> okay, guys. here's the question. keysler air force base where we're headed is home to the 52'd wc-130. it has a nickname. what is it? we'll tell you coming up in the 8:30 half hour. >> thank you, my friend. now to one woman's journey to better health serving as a warning for all of us. >> a lot of us strive to have a healthy diet and what happens when that diet begins to dominate everything else in your day. here's nbc's morgan radford. >> i lived my life based off of when i could and could not eat. >> for juror ordan junger eating was everything but not the way you might think.
>> i was healthy to a "t" no processed food,ing in that's non-vehicle answer, nothing that's not even a vegetable or fruit. >> reporter: veganism became her adventure sharing her eating adventures on the block vegan earning her half a million followers online but she says her vegan diet almost killed her. >> my hair was thing. my skin was original, and hi lost my period. it was just this whole spiral of horrible, horrible things. >> she was so consumed with health that she became unhealthy. jordan developed what doctors have coined orthorexia, an healthy food. >> i started living in a bubble of restriction, entirely vehicle reason, entirely plant-based and meat-free. >> reporter: veganism can be a healthy lifestyle but when multiple food groups are eliminated from the diet a commitment to meeting daily nutrient requirements could be challenging. did you think you had an eating
disorder? >> i didn't know eating disorder and that could be tied together at all. >> reporter: even after she understood what it was she still felt trapped. >> i had created a brand that was built around veganism so i didn't want to then come out and say, well, i don't know if this is working for me anymore. >> reporter: so jordan started eating fish and went from the blond vegan to the balanced blond posting photos, blogging, even writing a book to share her new journey one bite at a time. >> the reaction was mix. people were telling me you just saved my life, and then the negativity was really extreme. >> reporter: like what? live. >> reporter: hold on, wait. you're saying people were issuing death threats. >> yes, just because i don't eat same diet that i do or live the same lifestyle that you do. that's not fair. >> reporter: how much of this is really about self-esteem and confidence it is. >> i've learned that to be happy is so much more fun and to have amazing.
for "today," morgan radford, nbc news, los angeles. >> interesting to see her journey. glad she's doing well. coming up, will it be back-to-back oscar nominations for one michael keaton? we're going to talk to him about his newest real that's getting a lot of buzz. >> love keaton, plus a rare reunion with the cast of "willy wonka and the chocolate factory. ". >> the where's our willy wonk ark?
>> this is 7news now. >> anchor: good morning, everyone. 8:27. we have bri here with a check of that weather. >> bri: looks more like the week of november. we are in for some changes. here's our storm system, cranking in the rain and also the wind. really the winds the big headline of the day. rain has been more choosey of where it's sped up with those steadier bands, but south shore and also along cape cod, nantucket, as well, getting the bulk of this rainfall. wind advisory through 7:00 p.m. and a look at today. doesn't look like those temperaturesudge a whole lot, but they will start to fall as they get closer to the evening. >> anchor: thank you, bri. a man is facing charges after
pointing a fake gun at another man in medford. police say the 20-year-old from charlestown had a fake gun with the orange tip painted brown, making the gun look more realistic. draft kings and fan duel have been issued cease and desist orders saying the companies engaged in illegal gambling under state law. crews will start filming a new ben affleck movie in lawrence. lawrence was picked for the early 20th century architecture. the city will be compensated more than $100,000 for allowing crews to shoot there. "today in new england" returns at 9:00, everyone. hope you're having a happy
hi. how are you doing in. >> good morning, everybody. nice to have you along the it's 8:30 now on a wednesday morning. look at that. it is snowing in denver, colorado this morning. winter. it's finally on its way. looks very pretty. this is the time of the year where snow looks pretty. it's snowing, not it's snowing. >> give it a couple weeks. you'll get sick of it.
coming up, who does not love the original "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" movie? actually debuted, believe it or not, 44 years ago this morning. we're getting the cast back together. >> yes, indeed. plus, oscar nominee michael keaton is getting fresh award buzz for his new role in the film "spotlight" and here to tell us all about it. obsessed with this movie and his role. brilliant in it. >> having a good run, michael keaton. >> indeed. >> want to start on a veterans day, if you can move this way, a special group that works closely with veterans, melanie is director of ucla's operation men program and good to see you. tell everybody at home what you do at operation mend. >> we provide specialty medical care and psychological health kir for current veterans and families at no cost. been around for eight years. funded by donors from all over the country, and we have no waiting list so if you want to check us out we're at operationmend.ucla.edu. >> incredible group.
telling you firsthand they are changing lives. guys doing all right this morning? >> yeah. >> got you up early. >> it's happening. >> thank you very much. one more minute about ucla operation mend check it out online. >> i love your interview and she slept through the whole thing. thank you so much. let's check in with. a he's in the rokerthon mobile, the winnebago. where are you headed now? >> hey, hey, guys. so we are pulling into keysler air force base. this is a really -- just a fitting moment on veterans day, but let's just give you an idea of what's happening with rokerthon, so with louisiana, we are now at 32 states. we've got 18 more to go, plus the district of columbia. so far we have traveled 15,000 miles plus, and we've had 11 modes of transportation, including this winnebago fuse.
hours of sleep. we've had -- we've had 23 selfies and we have had 21 goat -- not ghosts, but goat sightings. we are pulling on to the base, and right now they are about to check our vehicle to make sure that everything is okay underneath, because, of course, this is a secure military facility, and we've got an amazing shot for you coming up as we pull in. one of these c-130s, but let's give you the forecast very on. first of all, mississippi, where we are. jackson, mississippi, 77 for a high and biloxi 72 for a high. the city where we are right now, meridian 75, and we're looking at tupelo, mississippi, with a high of 72 degrees. all right. we're getting set up. we're going to bring you your
>> bri: good morning, everybody. i'm bri eggers in for j.r. today. here's our storm system that is bringing us some areas of heavy rain and cranking in the winds. the bands are settling up along 495 and points west. also along the south shore, cape cod, the islands. that's where i expect the bulk of this coastal storm to bring most of the rain and the strongest wind gusts. wind advisory in effect through 7:00 p.m. and temperatures don't budge a whole lot. we stay near 50 throughout the >> all right. base. here. thank you so much. that's the answer to our trivia question. we've got more rokerthon as we come back. we're going to be talking about what they do here. this is a really special moment. thank you so much for being here savannah, back to you.
>> the new movie "spotlight" is the true story of a "boston globe" investigation 14 years ago that rocket thecality lick church to it core. it uncovered a sexual abuse scandal and cover-up within the local church and its impact is still being felt this day around the world. michael keaton is part of the all-star cast make up the team of reporters determined to shine a light on this deeply guarded see cell. take a look. >> this is baron's idea, his agenda. i've got to tell you, i mean, honest to god god, he doesn't care about this city the way we do. i mean, how could he? >> this is how it happens. >> what's that? >> guy leans on a guy and suddenly the whole town just looks the other way. >> michael keaton, good morning to you. >> how you doing? >> this movie is incredible. i loved it because it shows what good journalism ought to be. some are comparing it to "all the president's men." >> yeah. >> is that what interested you
about it? >> yeah, twice. >> i had a weak spot for not just movies about journalism but a bit of a news junkie and that's not always a good thing because you can end up being pretty frustrated and angry a lot of times, but that's it. also are you know, i'm fortunate person in a lot of ways, but blessed in that i get to -- you know what i do for a lying, i get to do what i like and enjoy and do something like this which i think will change lives for certain people, you know, and it's done in such a great way. you've seen the movie. it's not righteous -- well, it is righteous in the best sense. not self-righteous or self-congratulatory or overly dramatic. >> it's interesting because actually no one is spared the gaze of this movie including the reporters themselves. >> right, right. >> it's getting rave reviews which i'm not surprised. a one review did surprise me somewhat. it said that the movie was honest and compelling and that
was from the vatican radio. >> wow, really. >> does that surprise you? >> well, they have a lot of shock jocks there. >> they are whacky. >> you never know what they are going to say. >> cover a lot of britney spears stuff. >> it's interesting that the catholic church would -- and by the way, vatican radio doesn't represent the catholic church per se but perhaps is reflective of how the church is responding to it. >> that is interesting. i didn't know about that. this is a true story that we should probably save for another time. this up. there were guys in the vatican, i don't know who they were, huge johnny dangerous fans, i'll story some day. that is an interesting thing and kind of great. >> you were rayed catholic. >> yes. >> your mother was a devout >> yes. >> was there any trepidation for you as you took on this role that really looks at at least recently one of the bleakest aspects of the church's history? >> the bleakest probably -- well, go back to how they
maybe and all over the world. actually. i kind of lept at the opportunity to work with these actors and tom mccarthy and given the subject matter how well written the script was, you know, and as far as my mom is concerned, i look at it as a noble thing. would i like to think she'd be proud of it. >> how much do you love talking about the prospects and politics of the oscar race? >> um. >> that's what i thought. >> i don't think about it a lot but i'll talk about it. >> just teasing you. this. the movie is getting oscar buzz, but i thought it was really neat that the directors and producers decided to submit all of you actors for supporting actor roles for oscars because truly they are all equal in spectacular performances. >> oh, man, this cast is crazy good. >> they are. >> and really honestly, some of the most fun people to hang out. it was really a pleasure to go to work in the morning. you know, you had to be ready.
these are some really quick-witted folks so i'm not really a morning person so you just get up extra early to jump on, and it's really the group. the star of the movie is the movie, and we're just people who supply the information, and hopefully we did it all right. >> michael keaton, not a morning person but good enough to get up with us. >> thank you. >> "spotlight" is in select theaters now and opens wide by thanksgiving. >> coming up next, get your golden ticket ready because we're reuniting the cast of "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" 44 years later, but,
orlando and nbc's joe fryer had the chance to enter the colorful world. >> in "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" five lucky kids scored golden tickets. >> hey, you got it. you got the last golden ticket! the kid found the last golden ticket! >> you're always making things difficult. >> reporter: blindly signing a contract to enter a life-sized magical candy land. >> you all like making things difficult. >> reporter: today those kids are all grown up and still feel lucky because 44 years later they are still in touch. >> we think of ourselves as a family, maybe a bit of a dysfunctional family but a family really. >> reporter: part of the family rusty goss. >> i don't like the work of it. >> reporter: one of wonka's infamous oompa-loompas. >> scary to me. were kids. >> now look at us. >> yeah. >> and now we're grandpa. >> thank you so much indeed.
>> reporter: let's turn back tame, themmen plays the boys true mike tv. >> can't you shut up. >> reporter: and michael boulder gives us the glut onnous augustus and julie was the salt. >> i want it now! >> reporter: was it a tough character to play, a fun character? >> it's fun to be bad and fun to be encouraged to be bad. your parents are saying don't do this, don't do that. >> reporter: and denise nickerson starred as the gum-loving violet brargtd. >> reporter: do you get sick of chewing the gum? >> i was having a ball. >> reporter: do you still chew gum? >> no. >> reporter: when did you get up? >> when i returned and had 13 caf dis. >> reporter: and then there's peter ostrum, aka charlie, the young boy who captures our heart. >> charlie bucket. >> reporter: after the movie
ostrum shied away from the spotlight and grew up to be a veterinarian. >> everyone should be so lucky to have an experience like this and then go into a different direct. >> reporter: except for rusty all the young actors left the business. >> we love the movie. >> reporter: but the cast continues to remain in the public eye, often invited to conventions like spooky empire in orlando. now, for anyone who envied these kids lost in a world of candy a reality check. >> augustus! >> reporter: was the river really chocolatey? >> oh, i'm sorry twarks water. >> it was water. >> it was disgusting. >> at part of the interview now where we're bursting people's bubbles and, you know, people want to think of it as luscious, you know, mouthen chocolate. >> oh, yes, yes. yes, yeah, it was lovely. >> delicious. >> reporter: we decided to hand out some real chocolate bars, questions. >> which actor/actress was least
like their character? >> i'm going to say julie. i want it now >> she's nothing like that rotten child. no. >> who required the most takes to film a scene? >> me. 76. >> reporter: he's talking about this scene, the one with all those cart wheels. among cast's favorite memories, working with the larger than life actor gene wilder. >> five kids clamoring all over you wanting his attention. never any please don't bother mr. wilder and we must have been pretty tiresome of the we must have been. >> they were. >> reporter: show of hands if given the opportunity, how many unanimous. >> absolutely. >> reporter: time of your life? >> yeah. i mean, look, we are the fortunate ones. we're here. we got to really see it and
experience it, and the first thing people do when they find out who we are is they smil >> yeah. >> we call it the wonka effect, you know, when things are a little bit grim and then people, ah, the face lights up. >> that won't hurt us. >> whoops. >> reporter: let's raise a glass to the wonka effect. >> i'm a rocket. to our good charlie >> reporter: probability of a world of imagination that still lives on. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, orlando. me. like tearing up here. >> my gosh. chocolate river. >> they totally did burst my bubble that it's dirty water. >> why, don't go there? >> like they said. >> while we're here let's send our very best to the great gene wilder as well. >> love him. >> coming up next, the amazing artist proving it's okay to play
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we are back at 8:49. all this week we're celebrating the launch of the today food club. >> and with that in mind erica hill is here to introduce us to some people who are breaking ought rules it comes to food. hey, erica. >> good morning to you. by the way, this is my favorite club we've launched, just saying. scan social media and no shortage of people's foods and the artists we're about to introduce you to take it a step further creating masterpieces out of foods most of us have in our pantry. >> if you think tinkering with food is child's play then you probably haven't seen this. or this.
or this. extraordinary works of art created out of the ordinary stuff we eat. meet 23-year-old jesse, a traditionally trained artist now creating non-traditional art. >> i create my work with a pretty broad variety of things, produce, sometimes it's candy, cereal. liquids and condiments and spices. >> reporter: the iconic faces of elvis, lady gaga and john lennon, crafted from a few simple ingredients. and let's not forget these well-known anchors. >> it's fun transforming something that people see every day and letting them see it in a different way. >> reporter: her work has now caught attention of corporate america, companies like mcdonald's and unilever seeking a playful approach to advertising. >> that's awesome to get to use my hobby and it's sort of a career at this point. >> reporter: and she's not alone in the food art space.
tiny paintings out of butter and sugar and mr. crisp, rice krispies and laura miller heads into another direction transforming food into fashion, bringing culinary challenges out of the kitchen and into the studio. >> i like the way you get to see that finished create. you're just building it for yourself and then it's gone. >> jesse says she chooses her food materials with purpose and you were asking what your portrait was made out of. did a little digging and heard you liked gawk mole and there's a little bit of avocado. >> i like it. i would like to bathe in avocado so that's the next best thing. >> that's coming up next week in "today food." >> the matt wanted to go with the pizza. >> talented, very talented. >> you guys have never looked better in pizza and guacamole. >> don't forget to sign up for our food club. head to today.com/foodclub.
chance to win an all-expense paid trip to join our table here at studio 1a and $3,000 worth of cookware and cutlery. >> and we're giving people who sign up on the plaza one of these "today's" food club spat las courtesy of get it right. my mom is asking how to get one of these. come to the plaza and sign up for "today food." >> the mom, i'll give you mom. >> dylan. >> i don't like to take things. she has to follow rules. >> stocking stuffer. erica, thank you very much.
let's check in with our friend willard scott to find out who is celebrating birthdays today. hey, willard. >> hi, boy, do we have fun. when we do birthdays, we don't fool around. we've got great ones. mary, a beautiful greek lady, 100 years old from new brunswick, new jersey. she loves to cook greek food. eleanor bryson is 100 years old today from kyle, west virginia. she loves to play dominoes, makes her sharp. marlon mork, happy birthday, lancaster, pennsylvania, best breakfast i've ever had in my life. 100 years old today. never missed a day in school. clarence gowin from the great stayed of fergus falls,
served in the philippines in world war ii. thank you for your service. lots more on the "today" show. >> thank you, willard. coming up in our next hour, brace yourselves. mel b is our guest host. >> so much fun. >> for the hour. you know, my "big fat greek wedding" sequel movie is going out and nia varldies is here with the trailer. first time anyone has ever seen the trailer. >> all of the cast members came
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