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good morning. breaking news. authorities identify the alleged mastermind behind the paris attacks. the 27-year-old belgian believed to be in syria. as france launches a fierce response targeting isis in syria, and police carry out more than 168 raids all across europe, intensifying the manhunt for a key suspect who we've learned was questioned by police but slipped away. this morning, more harrowing stories of survival. >> i want to tell all the people i love i love them. that's it, because i almost didn't have the opportunity to do it. >> paris and the world pausing
to honor the victims today, monday, november 16th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," terror in paris with matt lauer live from studio 1a and savannah guthrie live from paris, france. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on this monday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah is in paris, and savannah, as i say good afternoon to you. i'm always stunned by the silence standing at the sorbonne standing in a moment of silence, more moving than any words. >> that's right. not only a moment of silence, you think there's a kwai tote this city right now. yes, people are going back to work, but there is something different. there's a feeling in the air of something that's changed, but
also, matt, i would say a resilience, a feeling among the preeshiens and larger people while so much was shouted on friday night, that the way of life and thing they treasure here can never be attacked and i really feel that sense of defiance from people after their moments of grief which they are still experiencing. they want to say to the world we're here and we're not going to change. we're here at the place de la republique, a meeting place for hundreds of years, just down the street from the bataclan theater where the massacre unfolded and where they gathered after the attacks in january after "charlie hebdo" and so much worse has mentioned. >> you mentioned "charlie hebdo," the people of france have been through this before. let's get to the overnight developments. as we mentioned, french officials now believe the suspected mastermind is a 27-year-old pell jan man linked to previous thwarted terror attacks in paris, and an international manhunt is now under way for possible accomplice
the gunman who apparently rented a car used by the other attackers. >> and just two days after france's president called this an act of war, france launched air strikes in racca. we're told they were carried out forces. all of this is covered for you this morning from across europe to president obama overseas right now. we'll also talk to former republican presidential nominee mitt romney who is urging the obama administration to step up its strategy against isis. i want to start here in paris with nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. as you were saying, there's a somber nervous air in this city this morning, not least because warning more attacks and the mastermind behind these attacks has been named. france, there is revenge in the air, both here and abroad.
back. the raids were extraordinary. at least 150 targeting known islamists, guns seized, a rocket launcher found. france vowing this is only the beginning. but its prime minister also warned maybe only the beginning of more attacks, more, he said, are being planned in france. raids of a different kind blitzed isis in syria. a dozen french warplanes hitting their stronghold in raraqqah, u.s. forces also involved. among the targets trucks carrying the oil that fund the isis war chest. isis claims eight men carried out the attacks. french authorities named the man they believe was the mast mind, abdelhamid abaaoud who they believe was in syria and they are still looking for this man salah abdeslam, an accomplice they believe, also in belgium.
police say he's dangerous and do not approach. they had stopped him at a checkpoint after the attacks but let him go because he had no criminal record. new video has emerged of the deadliest massacre filmed by an eyewitness. the gunfire clear, an injured man on the sidewalk, bodies on the street, crying all around. this was the moment it began. the band playing to a sellout a guy tarrist rushes off stage. most were trapped. the faces of the dead stare out at the places where they died. many here can't put their grief into words. >> my best died here. >> reporter: paris today is braced for more attacks and still traumatized by those it's seen. french police have just given more details of those raids
carried out across the country this morning. 127 people either formally arrested or being questioned. 31 guns seized. remember, the prime minister attacks. we'll have to live with this, he said, for some time. >> we're seeing such an aggressive response here, bill. thank you very much. as you mentioned, an international manhunt is now under way for a 26-year-old belgian man whose brother was among the attackers. he was stopped by police in the wake of that violence but then somehow let go. let's go to nbc's keir simmons in brussels with that part of the investigation. keir, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. there are ongoing raids across this bruce els suburb. the prime suspect that you talk about that police are hunting for, his family lived across this square. i've just been talking to the local mayor, and she tells me they are looking for him in this very community. police raids this morning in a suburb of brussels that a
the paris massacre once called home, according to the associated press. the same community where police have been hunting salah abdeslam who was stopped at the border with belgium but freed. early this morning a man came to the door of salah's family apartment but would not come out. two others watched us from a nearby window. in these streets, heavily armed police arrested suspects through the weekend, raiding homes on saturday, sunday and this morning. police believe two brothers from one family are connected to the terrorist attacks in paris. one died detonating a suicide vest and another is salah, a third was arrested in the past few days. a man who claims to know them will only talk in our car. they will kill you, if you find them, he warns. you think his brother will put a bullet in our head. >> i walked past the best. >> reporter: back in paris a witness to the shooting tell me
>> he was jumping, putting his machine gun over his head. >> reporter: those who escaped were tracked down to here, the heart of europe, a small country that's said to have sent 500 extreme lifts to syria and isis, a community linked to a series of terrorist attacks, madrid in 2004 and the massacre at the french magazine "charlie hebdo" and now friday's killings. i don't mix with the people here, this mother tells me. the attack in paris was not good. but a minority here believe the men who murder in cold blood are martyrs. and the belgian prime minister says they are putting in extra security at key venues, key events, because as you can imagine, matt, they are worried for their own security in this country. >> keir simmons, keir, thanks you very much. sean henry is former deputy assistant director for the fbi. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt.
about this alleged mastermind abdelhamid abaaoud. they know allotted about this guy, one of the isis executioners in syria, reported to be from the molenbeek district of brussels and they know this guy. he brings together these radicalized muslims, form these three teams and they carry out and plot the attack and no intelligence alarms go off. how could that be? >> you know, matt, there's disparity of information across multiple countries here. you're talking about syria, france and belgium. the attackers here have coordinated clearly off the radar. there was aninability to intercept communications apparently. we don't have any of that information coming back, and the ability to coordinate across multiple countries is difficult for intelligence agencies to organizations. >> you're thinking if something could have hipd intelligence off
they have carried 168 raids all around france. they have made these arrests and seized all these weapons. you would have to think if they had had that information earlier they may have been able to prevent something like this. >> well, matt, i think we've got two things going on here. first of all, since these attacks there's been a lot of intelligence that's been developed as they have identified who the terrorists were, so they are following up. they are executing searches, and they are developing information from that, but there's also, i'm certain here, people who were under investigation who might not have risen to the level of being able to be arrested. the french authorities, the belgium authorities and even here in the u.s., we're likely to see, going out trying to disrupt these types of attacks to prevent others from doing copycats, et cetera, so they are not all connected. all these arrests and searches are not all connected to this weekend's attack. >> right, but so much attention being focused on belgium right now, shawn. they have a big problem with radicalized muslims. do they have the intelligence
apparatus that can keep up with it, or are they a weak link considering they are centrally located? >> you know, matt, i think the weak link is across western europe and even here in the united states. the pure numbers of people that have become radicalized the, those who have the intent to harm innocent civilians is so large. intelligence agencies do not have the resources to keep up with all of this. they are doing everything that they can. they are trying to sort out the leads and be as thorough as possible, uncovering every stone, but, still, the number of people that have come in to these western european countries and those looking to harm innocents is too large really to cover all of them with 100% certainty, matt. >> shawn, thank you very much. as i'm about to throw it back to savannah, i want to put a picture up right now. this has just come in. this is the man that officials believe is the mastermind of these attacks. this is this 27-year-old
be in syria and with roots in belgium said to be one of the chief executioners of isis. you're looking at the face of 27-year-old abdelhamid abaaoud and with that lets turn it back to savannah in paris. >> we'll be hearing a lot more about that face and that name, and these terror attacks have more or less taken over the g-20 summit in turkey where president obama is joining world leaders. let's get the latest on that from nbc's national correspondent peter alexander. he's at white house this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what will the u.s., what will president obama do now? there is no indication the white house is changing its strategy towards isis. instead, vowing to do essentially what they have been doing and to do it weather and harder and stronger. senior administration officials are already ruling out one thing with a to be obama adviser saying we don't believe u.s. troops are the answer to the problem. it's the question now dominating the g-20 summit, how will the
isis' most brutal attack yet? president obama vowing to hunt down those responsible. >> it's an attack on the civilized world. >> reporter: high stakes underscored by the president's impromptu hallway meeting with russia's vladimir putin, the global rivals at odds over how to defeat isis and end the syrian war looking to bridge their differences. under fire at home, the administration strategy blasted as ineffective by critics who point to the president's comments just hours before friday's attack about successfully halting the spread of isis in the middle east. >> i don't think they are gaining strength. what is true is that are from the start our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. >> reporter: over the last year the u.s. has been dragged deeper into the fight, sending advisers, and then launching air strikes, and last month announcing up to 50 special forces would go to syria, america's first boots on the ground there. the white house now conceding the u.s. must do more. >> clearly there will l have to be an intensification of our efforts. >> reporter: the president's
former secretary of state hillary clinton is coming under fire by republicans for her refusal to say the u.s. is in a battle with radical islam. >> i don't think we're at war with islam. i don't think we're at war with all muslims. i think we're at war with jihadists >> reporter: republicans' 2012 nominee mitt romney arguing in an op-ed we must wage the war to defeat the enemy, not merely to harass it, a message echoed by the top gop contenders. >> this is a threat to western civilization and we should consider it that way. >> this evil, radical islamic terrorism, needs to be called out. >> this is a clash of civilizations, and either they win or we win. >> reporter: in another significant point of contention here, the president's plan to accept 10,000 syrian refugees next year. the white house rejects the idea that the refugee exodus is to blame for these attacks with advisers saying we can't just shut our doors to those people, but republicans are strongly
they call it a huge mistake. savannah. >> all right. peter alexander at the white house, thank you so much. governor mitt romney is with us exclusively this morning. governor romney, it's good to see you. >> thanks, savannah, good to be with you. >> you wrote in the "washington post" that the president should wage war to defeat isis, quote, not merely to harass it. that is pretty tough language. let me be direct with you. are you saying the president is dabbling at war with isis? >> well, it's clear that he's pulled his punches there. couple years ago. it's very obvious that his tactics there have not worked. he said that isis had been it is obviously not contained. paris is evidence of that. libya evidence of that, lebanon, north africa. we recognize that it has not worked. isis has become stronger, and they have metastasized. metastasized much more broadly in the world, and if we don't change our course and take this seriously and go to war against
happened in paris happen in the united states. >> you wrote we must do what it takes, and you said that might include u.s. boots on the ground, so let's be specific. how many, lindsey graham has said maybe you need 10,000. i've seen military experts say 50,000. if you were sitting in the oval office, would you be ready to commit a significant amount of u.s. combat troops, tens of thousands? >> well, the answer to that is yes. i think you don't take things off the table at the beginning. when you're fighting a war you say we're going to win. we're going to do whatever it takes, and the president has not been willing to do that. he needs to sit down with top advisers in our military as well as leaders from nato and their militaries and lay out an effective strategy that encompasses not just our capacities but also the capacities of our allies within nato as well as our friends in the region, put together a complete and comprehensive approach to taking down and eliminating isis. look, he calls afghanistan the happened.
took them out. >> what do you say to those who say we do not want to see the u.s. sucked into another huge conflict, huge intervention in the middle east that potentially has no end? >> that's the last thing we want to have done, but what we're seeing right now is the u.s. being attacked and our friends being attacked, and it's going to get worse unless we recognize, just like the president said, by the way. he called isis a cancer and when there's a cancer you if at it heavy and hard at the beginning. if you don't, and if it metastasizes like this has, the consequences can be very, very severe for decades. so it's time for us to get serious about this, for us to come together as nato and finally eliminate isis. >> you say call it what it is. we're at war with radical islam. hillary clinton rather pointedly did not use that terminology over the weekend. is that a mistake? do these words matter? >> well, the words do matter because this is not just a
it's also an ideological conflict. and we have to understand that there are people in the world who don't think the way we do. the president keeps talking about our shared values throughout the world. that's not the case. these radical islamists, they do not share our values. they have very different values, and this means we're going to have to rely on the world of islam, the major islamic nations, to take the lead in helping promote a very different view of islam, peace and understanding as opposed to the radicalization that's going on. the saudis and uae and qatar and others are going to have to take a leading role changing hearts and minds in the world of islam. >> governor, perhaps once a presidential candidate, always a presidential candidate, the fact that you wrote this op-ed, the fact that you're talking to us this morning, a lot of people will wonder do you want to be in this race. i'm going to put it as bluntly as i possibly can. would you run in 2016 under any circumstances? >> savannah, i've said it -- and
i'll say it again today. i'm not running. i'm not planning on running. this is an issue of great consequence, and the fact is i care about the country. when you run for president as i have and you lose, it doesn't mean you stop caring. i care very deeply, and i'm concerned that what the president is doing is not conducive to america remaining safe, and we have to change course. this situation is not acceptable. >> and how do you feel about the slate of candidates running on the republican side? you have two front-runners who have no foreign policy experience whatsoever. in chief? are they credible commanders in chief potentially? >> you know, i think we have with the 15 or so republicans running, among them maybe two or three that could potentially become our nominee and also win the general election, and i think those people will be found to have the experience necessary to lead our country at a very, very important time, both internationally. this isis thing is a major
issue, and hillary clinton is wrong on it. she was wrong over the period when she was secretary of state, and that's going to harm her candidacy quite significantly. >> who would be petter on isis, donald trump or hillary clinton? who would be more experienced? >> well, i'm -- there's no question that hillary clinton has a lot of experience. she just has very bad experience. she's the one that press the the reset button. she's the one that called assad a reformer. she's the one that has helped lead with decisions that have established isis. she didn't do that on purpose obviously, but she's just been wrong time and time again. i like to see a new direction taken to make sure that america's interests are protected and that we are able to know that isis has been eliminated. >> governor, i'll let you go, but i have to ask you. is there anything that would change your mind about running? >> no. i'm -- i'm very much engaged in the political battles, but i'm doing it as a supporter of
republicans and conservatism rather than as an active candidate. >> appreciate you getting up early and speaking with us this morning. governor mitt romney, thank you very much. >> thanks, savannah. >> and matt, we'll send it back to you in new york. >> savannah, thank you very much. in other news this morning, we're following the threat of some very severe weather, joined now by natalie and. a what's going on? >> well, we'll get to that in a little bit. let's take a look at what's happening in this is more than just a town. this is our home. and small business saturday... is more than just a day. it' s our day... to shop small at the places we love... with the people we love. for stuff we can' t get anywhere else. and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here... can help keep our town growing. on small business saturday, let' s all shop small. for the neighborhood, the town, the home we love.
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. we are back now at 7:30 on a monday morning. it's the 16th of november, 2015, and you're seeing some of the poignant images from here in paris. this is another day of mourning, another day in which the country is in a state of emergency. 129 people were killed friday night, hundreds of others injured. these terror attacks that have changed so much here, tributes large and small pouring in. we eve seen makeshift memorials grow in front of the terror struck. also here at this public square where people have met so much in times of joy, but now also in
was saying to you at top of the show, there is this feeling of resilience and solitude and also there are very frayed nerves, that it's just right under the surface. i have to tell you. just in this they place, last night we were here. i had just done an interview with someone, and i had just left, got in a car to go back to the hotel when something alarmed the crowd, and people started running. they -- they looked like they were running for their lives. our producers were still here. our camera crews were still here. i heard about it. i called and was worried things were okay. in the end it was a false alarm, perhaps a firecracker, but in an instance people standing there quietly coming out to mourn the victims suddenly feeling that terror themselves, matt. >> well, savannah, have to remember there's precedent for that. a day after the "charlie hebdo" attacks there were further attacks in that city, so anybody might be suspecting that there could be a situation where this comes in waves so you understand
exactly why those nerves are frayed. we'll get back to you in paris in just a moment. some other stories making headlines today. the fbi searching for weapons stolen from an army reserve center in massachusetts. that discovery was made after a break-in at the lincoln army reserve center. it's in worcester. officials say terrorism is not suspected. every effort being made to recover the weapons immediately. and a manhunt is under way for three inmates who escaped a juvenile detention center in texas. one of them who was in custody for capital murder attacked a guard, then let out the other two. the beaten officer who received stitch nez his face has been released from the hospital. and the rare tornado in central california touched down sunday damaging several homes, a church and downed some trees. no injuries were reported. want to now go back to the attacks in paris. one thing investigators are trying to figure out is how did these terrorists go undetected as they planned the attacks?
"today" national investigator jeff rossen has been looking into that side of the side. good morning. >> good morning to you. it's a new battlefield for sure and a challenging one, too. this morning intelligence officials tell nbc news isis is using everything from the deep web to video games to plot their attacks. when we grew up, it is a atari and nintendo, but video games today are a whole lot different. you can chat with your friends in private groups and send hidden messages live. now isis may be using sony playstations and even iphone encryption apps to plot attacks off the grid, including this latest siege in paris. intelligence sources tell nbc news the french were caught completely off guard. their agencies seriously weak at online. today investigators are honing in on this gaming system, playstation 4. isis has been known to use it. this accused isis militant now
plans on his ps4. so did isis use it to plan the paris attacks, too? officials believe the plot may have been hatched in belgium. just days ago the interior forum. communication between these terrorists is the playstation 4. >> reporter: cyber security experts agree. why playstation? >> it's a playground where you can hide in plain sight. can you literally put together a work group of members such as terrorist organizations, communicate on your plans and dissipate and it's gone. >> reporter: let me show you how this works. i'm on a playstation right now and i'm inside of a game. i'm connected directly to the internet which means i can play live with anybody anywhere in the world privately. i have to invite them to the game or they have to invite me into the game, and that's not all. you can text on the playstation 2. my producer stephanie is on another playstation in another section of the building. hi, stephanie. >> hey, jeff. >> reporter: show me how this texting works. >> all right. i'll send you a message.
hi, jeff. how are you? and remember, this doesn't go through your phone company. okay. sent. >> reporter: there it is. i just got it. and it's literally that simple. >> sony, the maker of playstation telling nbc news we take our responsibilities to protect our users extremely seriously, and when alerted to suspicious conduct we are committed to taking appropriate actions, and experts say it's not just playstation. terrorists can choose from any of the private messaging apps out there, apps including wha tsa pp, significant familiar and silent phone. there's also an app called telegram and stephanie and i have downloaded it. you hit new secret chat and then you click on this little self-destruct timer and set it to -- i'll have my message self-destruct in five seconds. done. i write hi, stephanie. send. >> got it. >> reporter: count it down. five, four, three, two, one.
>> the secure privacy platforms encrypt end to end which means only the terrorists can see them and they self-destruct. >> reporter: what's the takeaway here? what need to change. >> information sharing across our allies and the world. >> reporter: it will take days, even months before we know how isis pulled this off but the old way of gathering intelligence alone doesn't work, monitoring communications, hoping to catch wind of something ahead of time. now those experts say it's usa all about going undercover and getting inside and infiltrating the private message groups on these games, on these secure apps to make sure you're a part of it instead of looking at it as a third person. >> technology is a two-way street, helps law enforcement track down people and plots, but the criminals stay one step ahead of the game. >> or two or three. very much. let's go back to savannah in paris. >> all right. matt, thank you. i'm joined by the co-founder and chairman of the quilliam foundation. he spent part of his youth as a
group and is now a leading voice against extremism. good to have your perspective. >> good morning. >> you have said fully blown jihadism is a fact of life in. your mind is it worse than ever? is this form of extreme ism more virulent than it's been before? >> yes. i think we've gone through three phrases when it comes to terrorism. back in the '80s terrorism was probably -- had state backers, rogue states like iran and others that were backing organizations for specific purposes through funding, and it wasn't as easy for these organizations to function on their own right. they needed diplomatic smuggling routes to get through and smuggle explosives and what have you. in the '90s terrorism moved to another phase which i call the hierarchal model, a bit like organized crime. there were terrorist organizations. we knew who they were, al qaeda. they had a central command and control structure and we knew that they needed a base, needed operate. the phase we're in now is the atomized. it's spread across the world
little sis but there are other groups as well. you no longer need that hierarchy to be drawn to these organizations. >> and why are they finding such willing participants in western capitals? you yourself were a part of a group like this, albeit a nonviolent one as i understand it, but what is appealing about the message? >> well, i think it's reached a stage where it's become a brand, and the new zeitgeist of anti-establishment youth has become, unfortunately, jihadi extremism, and i said this is a new norm a. i'm fully expecting more attacks such as these, and, unfortunately, we've allowed the problem of islamist propagandizing within and among communities across europe to continue for decades. i mean, isis didn't just emerge from a vacuum. 6,000 european born and raised citizens to join the worst terrorist group history has ever known unless there's been a grass roots. >> as so often discussed you can't kill your way out of this. >> absolutely. >> something you've often said. you can't kill an ideology. what do you think the
muslim community, if any, to deal with this extremism that exists it is. >> so, i think all of us have a responsibility. you don't have to be african-american to care about racism. you don't have to be gay to care about homophobia and you don't have to be muslim to care about islamist extremism. all of us which also includes our muslim communities have to stand up in solidarity. it's not enough for me to say i don't want anyone to be killed. i don't support isis. i don't deserve a pat on the back to say i don't want to kill you. see how low the bar has sunk. we need to take the conversation beyond that to the level of ideas that is appealing to the young people, notions of islam over society, notions of a caliphate within the mosques and across europe these are the conversations we need to, have around democratic values, what liberalism means to us today and secularism and, unfortunately, too few people are able to have the direct conversations and it would also involve talking about religion and talking about islam even if it makes us uncomfortable. >> it's a conversation that we
need to have. thank you for that voice in that conversation. appreciate it. send it back to you, al in, new york. >> savannah, thank you so much. we're watching a snow storm develop in the rockies, but we're also watching severe weather that's going to be making its way through the central and southern plains. slight risk, 30 million people at risk for severe storms and we also have an enhanced risk from oklahoma city to dallas, tornadoes possible. large hail, damaging winds. we're going to be watching that. tomorrow it moves to the east. we've got an enhanced risk down through southern louisiana, up to 20 milhion people at risk for severe storms, damaging winds. the primary threat, and look at flood threat. we've got a lot of moisture. this storm system is closer to the south, so it's bringing up all this moisture from the gulf, anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain, cop upwards of 7 inches jeri muoio good morning l through the day, a mix of clouds. that will thin out. chilly this morning.
a mild afternoon. formal high of 52. later on today, boss around 58. fitchburg at 54. tomorrow more sunshine. much cooler tomorrow. high temps tomorrow only in the upper 40s. much the same on wednesday. our next storm looks like some rain thursday evening. and that lingers up until about mid-day on friday. >> get that weather any time you need it go to the weather channel on cable and weather.com online. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up, the paris attacks reigniting a debate over how to deal with the refugee crisis in europe and here at home. we'll talk about that, but first these messages. people don't have to think about where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions--
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it's 8:00 now on a monday morning, a moment of silence across france. this morning as that nation mourns the victims of friday's unprecedented terror attacks after several days of a lockdown. schools, museums, some other landmarks like the eiffel tower reopening today for the first time since the violence, but a state of emergency does remain in effect. strict security measures are in place. and i'm matt lauer along with al roker and natalie morales here in new york. savannah made her way to paris over the weekend. savannah, good morning to you. >> good morning, everybody. it's good to see you guys. as you can imagine, every
newspaper, this is the front page story. "le monde" and several of the weekly magazines decided to publish early, all special issues talking about these attacks. there's so much going on. the investigation moving very quickly on several fronts this morning. i'm joined now by nbc's bill neely, and now we know the suspected mastermind has been identified, but we don't know where he is. >> no, we don't, and there's a somber and they are vows air in this city this morning. the french prime minister warning this morning of more attacks to come, attacks he said that were being planned in syria but also being planned here and the possibilities that there might be attacks in other countries. also raids this morning. france is striking back. 168 raids on homes across france. 23 people arrested, 104 others being questioned. 31 guns seized so this really is quite serious.
behind these attacks, a man called abdelhamid abaaoud, a belgian, involved in some kind of event in january in brussels. police have been hunting him. ever since then it's believed he was in syria last year so clearly an isis leader, france saying he's the mastermind. he's also hunting an accomplice. someone who drove the car away from paris just after the attacks, a man called slabd slabd-salah abdeslam, a man they are warning not to approach because he's canning rouse and france fighting back, warplanes hitting the isis stronghold of raqqah. 12 planes involved and u.s. forces also involved. they hit among others some training center and oil trucks, oil, of course, providing the lifeline and the war chest, if you like, for isis to carry out attacks like this, but this is france striking back.
said in the beginning, savannah, it's a nervous city as well, and a somber one today. >> we remember what the french promising that the response would be merciless and we're beginning to see some of it. bill neely, thank you so much. we're also learning a lot attacks. at least 129 lives suddenly cut short, including at least one american. other lives changed forever. this morning in paris tributes are pouring in for the victims as we learned more about the harrowing stories of those who managed to survive. thomas tran dinh was inside the concert hall at bataclan and before the shooting started he worked his way to the front of the crowd to hear his favorite song by the band which likely saved his life. because you were in the front >> yes. >> you could make a run for it. >> yes, and i was there because of that and the chorus of that
you get to save me. that's what it says. save me. there. i was there. >> another survivor from the bataclan said the gunmen killed anyone whose phone rings as loved ones called to check on their safety. >> every person who had his phone calling was -- was killed. >> denis plaude hid under a table for three hours. >> there would be several sounds of machine guns shooting and then silence and then again shooting and then silence, and this for one hour and a half. >> when you walked out and you left the concert hall, what did you see? >> and with them all the body and blood, everything at every stage. it was war zone. >> among victims inside marie
worked in entertainment and also technically killed a native of mexico who announced her engagement and asta diakite was a niece of soccer player diarra who mourned her on twitter. he was playing in the soccer game that a suicide attacker attempted to attack. one account of the brutality friday night has gone friday night. isabelle vividly described the horror inside the bataclan along the picture of her bloodstained shirt writing in part as i lay down in the blood of strangers and waiting for my bullet to end my mere 22 years i envisioned every face that i have ever loved and whispered i love you over and over again. on sunday the loved ones of american victim nohemi gonzalez held a vigil in her honor, just one of the many lives lost in the acts of blind hatred, but
thomas told us he wants the survivors to transend that and help others. if anyone has reason to be angry or want revenge. >> it should be me, right. >> it should be you. >> i don't want that. i don't want revenge. i'm glad to be alive. i'm -- i don't want revenge. i wish i can influence people to love people and not to hate people. >> and matt, guys, we heard a lot of that sentiment from people who nearly lost their lives, survives i've spoken to in the last few days who came so close to death, who saw it firsthand and who really want to tell the world that the soul of this city is intact, and they want people to remain positive. that's clearly the message i'm hearing from people here. >> yeah, generally speaking,ing goal is for hatred to breed more hatred and that's not what the people of paris have shown. a wonderful image, savannah, in one. newspapers this morning on a wall near one of the restaurants
just someone had drawn a simple heart on that wall as a message of hope, but it's a difficult time no, question about it. >> yeah. >> savannah, thanks very much. >> go ahead. >> i was just going to say i talk a walk by the river, and i saw those tourist shops with the signs and the t-shirts that say i heart paris and i felt suddenly that little bumper sticker phrase felt so, so profound. >> certainly does. savannah, thanks very much. >> back with you in a couple of minutes. natalie is here, a lot of other stories making news this morning. former republican presidential candidate mitt romney is blaming president isis spread. in an exclusive interview earlier here on "today" he told savannah that more u.s. ground troops should be sent to the middle east if that's what it state. >> when there's a cancer, you go beginning. if you don't, and if it metastasizes like this has, the consequences can be very, very severe for decades. so it's time for us to get
serious about this, for us to come together as nato and finally eliminate isis. >> romney said he is speaking out because he's concerned about this country and insisted he has no plans to seek the republican presidential nomination in 2016. the fbi is searching this morning for some weapons stolen from an army reserve center in worcester, massachusetts. officials haven't revealed exactly what type of weapons were taken during the break-in or how many. however, the fbi says there is nothing tut to tie the theft to any specific terror threat. police in the houston area are pressing their hunt for three teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center on sunday. one of the fugitives, 16-year-old anna faris coby is accused of killing a man during a carjacking in march. dangerous. a probation official says one of the teens tricked a guard into opening his cell door and then beat him and took his keys. two visitors got to see a
bit of philadelphia before they were safely corralled about an hour into their adventure. this pair of z brass somehow broke away from the university verse sol circus performing downtown and they prout traffic to a call as amused police officers followed them in a slow speed pursuit. not hard to spot them running around. >> natalie. yeah, something you don't see every day. >> nope. >> coming up, hoda will kick off our season kindness which we could all use right now with extraordinary events celebrating the good things in life. plus, on trending the rarely used function on facebook turned to by millions of people in the aftermath of the attacks on paris. and a live performance from country star chris young on a monday m yeah. that's the one right? we forgot dave! thank you. so, can the test
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big or small. we're encouraging everyone to share some acts of kindness throughout the holiday season. and hoda is here to get us hello. >> hi. >> we really do need this today, don't we? we officially launched the season of kindness on friday, national kindness day, but lucky me, i was able to get the party started early when i participated in the fourth annual dance for kindness. it was an extraordinary day. why is being kind important? >> because if you don't respect people it would be bad, and if you respect people it would be really good. >> more than 10,000 people. >> smallest act of kindness can help the world so much. >> including a few super heros. >> jaden, can you fell me what kind of a super hero you are. >> a fast super hero. >> fast. >> gathering worldwide in 100 cities in more than 50 countries
for a free mob flash mob dance in celebration of kindness. why did you come here? >> because it inspires other people to be kinder. >> kind of message of dancing instead of just speaking. >> showing not telling, right? >> inspiring people is exactly what orly waba, the organizer for dance for kindness and the founder of the nonprofit life vest inside had this with this video "kindness boomerang." it's been viewed by an astonishing 80 million people and shows when you're kind it do have an effect and spread. >> small moments that leave the biggest impact. >> her positive moment came out of one of the darkest point in her life. when she was 15 a fire destroyed her home sending her into a deep depression, unable to go to school. >> what hurt me the most was that, you know, being home from school those couple of months, not one person called. not one person came to visit. >> but she turned her misery
sure no one felt the way she did. >> what i realized was that the more i gave, the more i healed and i became obsessed and in love with this whole idea and concept of giving. >> no surprisingly according to the nbc news state of kindness poll most americans we asked agree. nearly 9 in 10 americans say they are happier when they have helped someone. today she spreads kindness daily through her nonprofit, and once a year for the fourth year in a row she gets the world to dance. >> the purpose of dance for kindness is basically to show people regardless of the differences in race and religion, ethnicity and culture and background, kindness is a common thread that unites us all, and kindness being so universal, universal language, dance is also very much a universal language. >> yes, it is. >> so this year i had the honor of gathering in new york city's times square along with thousands of others around the world to spread that message. >> each and every one of you today have put out more and more
light into the world. oh, yeah. >> now that dance was not simple to learn, but we had it down, and there was some poll that said new york was one of the unkindest cities. >> i don't believe it. >> not true at all. especially after this day. >> this has been your man tracks been practicing this pay it forward mentality for a while. >> we we all love. need it. >> tamron is over in the original room with more on our season of kindness. tamron, good morning to you. >> natalie, we all need that, so we've kicked off our season of kindness campaign online by asking you at home to share a photo of the kindest person that you know. you've tweeted out muhammad ali writing always has been, always will be. joining in on it is one of our viewers johnny. mr. leo watts, one of my junior high school teachers is one of the kindest people i know. i think a lot of people can relate to a teacher changing their lives. >> and chanel said one of the
never known, i love my mannyman, very dapper, and bringing a smile and today asking by bringing a little kindness into the world by giving someone a compliment, telling them that you love them, share it with them and using the the #sharekindness. i'm sending one out to my nephew isaiah in college and still calls his aunt every sunday to say hello. >> that's nice. >> oh, sweet. >> i'm going to do it here also. >> al, i'm digging the mustache and goatee look for you for no-shave november. >> thank you very much. >> and natalie i like that little top you have cooking right there. >> i want to compliment your dress which is stunning. >> which digress. >> al, how about a check of the weather. >> everybody watching right now, you look marvelous. i love it. anyway, we've got some snow
getting itself together in the rockies. in fact, right now denver under a blizzard warning. heavy snow, blowing snow, near zero disability and developing as the day wears on. winter weather advisories, about 30 million people under that right now. could be looking up to 24 inches in western colorado and 4 to 10 inches expected in denver and another big storm moving into the pacific northwest, several fronts. we're talking about the risk of landslides, rainfall amounts, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches and locally as much as 8 to 10 jeri muoio good morning l through the day, a mix of clouds. that will thin out. chilly this morning. a mild afternoon. formal high of 52. later on today, boss around 58. fitchburg at 54. tomorrow more sunshine. much cooler tomorrow. high temps tomorrow only in the upper 40s. much the same on wednesday. our next storm looks like some rain thursday evening.
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and we are back now. it's 8:22. let's talk about something that is trending today but in a bit a different way. the talk of social media. those terror attacks in paris prompting an about face from facebook. the site just reactivated a rarely used feature that was first used last year. it's called safety check. >> and it allows users in paris to notify friend and family if they were okay. now in the first 24 hours alone, more than 4 million people marked themselves as safe. the tool, of course, winning
praise across the web. some are wondering why it wasn't used after other recent terror incidents. >> facebook said the feature was intended for natural disasters like earthquakes, and the paris attacks convinced it to change its policy. sounds like a good idea. >> i think they should keep it because you never know when something is going to happen, a natural disaster or, you know, an attack like this. >> think about when we were younger, if something had gone wrong, we had none of this technology. we had phones and they were land lines. had you to rush and people would have to line up and make a phone call to try to tell their loved ones that they were okay. this is where technology certainly is a huge improvement. >> absolutely. >> brilliant idea. >> tamron is over in the original room with how other companies are responding to these attacks. tamron. >> good morning again. matt, great point. think about technology before when you needed a helping hand and if you didn't have a cell phone available what would you do? well, this time around several websites and apps made an effort to reach out to those in paris who needed help. this is a housing rental william aramonybnb.
we talked so much about it, launching an disastrous tool asking people to open their home free of charge to anyone stranded. i'm controlling up and there are several homes asking for nothing. they want nothing but to help you get to safety. by the way, the car service uber joining in to help. they cut out their surge pricing in the area. google offered free calls to france and several purposeful hashtags trended on twitter, some helping people find lodging and others useful in locating loved ones, similar to what we saw with facebook and this is something if you were on social media over the weekend, likely saw this. beautiful. this sketch shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media. the french artist behind it said it was a raw and spontaneous response to the need for peace, and it says so much. obviously this is what we also say. pray for pairis. people placing flowers, candles. you talked about, earlier, matt,
that heart that said so much and it speaks to where people are right now, but the app that we're reaching out to people find housing, that did not exist, you know, ten years ago. >> i know. >> so necessary, too. >> tamron, thank you very much. coming up, we will change gears, rising -- not rising, he's a bona fide country star. chris young will perform live in
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the teen was riding in a car with his father in revere. that's when someone fired several shots at them. the teen is expected to recover and right now police are searching for the shooter. and the patriots waking up winners again this morning, staying undefeated at 9-0. stephen gostkowski hit 5g 4-yard field goal to give new england the lead over the giants with just one second remaining. they won by one. the win comes at a cost because today julian edelman is set to have surgery after breaking a bone in his foot. he's expected to be out six to eight weeks, possibly become for the postseason. so "today in new england" comes back with your latest headlines. hope to see you then at 9:00 a.m. if you're not, headed out, have a great monday, everyone. i owe about $68,000. i owe $44,000 in student loans. my plan, the new college compact, says you should not have to borrow money to pay tuition if you go to a public college or university. and you ought to be able to refinance student debt. and i don't believe the federal government should be making a profit off of lending
especially here on the show. tomorrow night adel is going to have her first concert in the united states in four years. it is a one-night only sold out performance a block from us here at radio city music hall. it's being recorded for an nbc special that will air next month and in honor of her new album 25, guess what? >> what. we have 25 pairs of tickets to hand out. >> cool. >> and i think we have some fans here. you say i'm adele's biggest fan. give me a reason y.prove it. >> today's my day off and i did not sleep in because i wantedtics. >> yes, i'm so excited. she's amazing and fabulous and we're just going to see her. >> congratulations to all of congratulations.
25 fans there. >> all right. wait, there's more because we've lined up another huge surprise. tomorrow morning and all we're going to say about this is if you think you're adele's biggest fan come down to the plaza right here tomorrow and prove it to us. >> that's all we're going to say. >> that's all we're going to say. >> but it's going to be huge. >> so that concert is tomorrow and then on wednesday justin bieber is back for another concert live on plaza. that is wednesday. this time he's bringing some friends with him so we look well. >> and don't forget we've lined up some great music for "today" young. >> all right. let's get to an important question. do you have a favorite cookie? >> yes. >> good assortment here to help us make another big announcement that the "today" food team is on the hunt for the country's best cook toe showcase in our "today" food holiday cookie swap. you're supposed to show them, not eat them. >> i'm all about the plain sugar cookie myself. >> really.
>> i'm a chips ahoy girl. where's the chips ahoy. >> we want you to cast your vote for your safe, most delectable cookie, and we might just taste them right here on our show and head to today.com/food for more information, and while you're there don't forget to join the "today" food club. >> why do you say we might just taste them. we're going to commit to them. >> you might say where is one of our chief cookie eaters al roker? he's across the street with a very special guest. al? >> i decided to try to take myself away from the temptation. i'm standing in front of this beautiful 78-foot norway spruce getting ready for next month's lighting ceremony and supermodel amanda kerr is here to unveil this morning's swarovski star. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> great. >> and this year we probably need the star more than ever. >> aim poll of thoughts and
peace and my thoughts and being affected. >> right now there's 25,000 swarovski crystals on that. >> man. >> heavy. >> that's a heavy star. >> we can't lift it ourselves. >> no, no. in fact, we've got this giant grain here. you'll be involved with the ceremony topping -- topping the tree today. >> i know, and what an honor to be a part of that for this holiday season, the start of this holiday season. >> it's a really special time, and when you -- when this thing gets up there, are you up there with it, or are you staying down here? >> that's a very good question. >> i'm pretty sure i'm down here. >> they are not putting me on the top. >> that would be two stars up there, miranda kerr, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> catch the tree lighting right here on nbc december 2nd. christmas in rockefeller center. well, jeri muoio good morning l through the day, a mix of clouds.
that will thin out. chilly this morning. a mild afternoon. formal high of 52. later on today, boss around 58. tomorrow more sunshine. much cooler tomorrow. high temps tomorrow only in the upper 40s. much the same on wednesday. our next storm looks like some rain thursday evening. and that lingers up until about mid-day on friday. >> don't forget get your weather any time you need it weather channel on cable and weather.com online. miranda, thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> back to you guys. >> you now i know why you pass on the cookies, al. nice job. with the tree and star here it's officially the holiday season. >> and that also means holiday movies, and i recently sat down with the all-star cast of the new movie "love the coopers" where four generations gather together to face the ghosts of christmas past, present and future. christmas dinner, where families come together and the place where we met the cast of the new
movie "love the coopers." it's a phenomenal cast. must have been so much fun and so much joy on set. >> it was. >> yeah. >> we bring our own misery to the party. >> for me, you know, that really was what was so great about this and the fact that, yeah, because we're all just -- we're part of this family. >> john goodman and diane keaton play a struggling couple hoping for memories of one last perfect christmas with their dysfunctional family. >> well, you know what, you can just leave now! >> olivia wilde plays their daughter eleanor and jay glacy is her surprise guest. >> merry christmas. >> mom, dad, this is joe. >> olivia, how would you describe the cooper family. >> totally dysfunctional and very loving. you get older and you realize you don't have to go home for christmas. the thing is they all do show up at that table. >> they all are struggling with what the movie coins the antisapoint ment ment of christmas.
what does it mean? emma is everything about her. >> i don't think she's even trying to make it towards amtisappointment. >> you spend a lot of quality time in a police car together. >> i'm the ghost of christmas past, present, future and >> thanks for the ride. >> anthony mackey doesn't make christmas dinner in the movie, but he was able to join us here. >> so this is your first christmas feast with the cooper family. >> it is, it is. >> and the star of the sequel so that makes up for it. >> that's right it. the cooper goes to the jets. >> how did you ever end up here today? >> that's a great question. that's a very good question. i have no idea. >> we are family. >> we were talking about this film being about the pressures of family. do any of you feel that still to this day? >> when i was younger. >> yeah. >> they used to bring a great deal of resentment to the table and now that i'm older and wise ter feels a lot better.
come on in, rag s s. >> yay. >> good boy. >> the only actor in hollywood that eat on screen. >> isn't that the truth. >> i want to go around the table to see if any of you have any family holiday traditions. >> we usually change stories while we ice down our fresh holiday tattoos. >> my folks both have stockings from when they were kids. >> amazing. >> my mom's is 6 inches longer than everyone else's so it's huge, laughbly large. >> story of my life. >> it's about the family, and i think sort of the last line in this film says a lot about it. it's all right there in front of you the whole time. >> it's a complete movie, and the fact that it's not focused on any one in particular. it's focused on family and all the ups and downs and, you know, thaeg that's really the core of everything in all of our lives.
>> it really is such a great cast, and they had such a fun time shooting it last winter in pittsburgh. it was sub zero temperatures and blizzards, but they were in a hotel all together, so they really bonded, they said. >> i'm an animal lover. i'm not sure i like dogs eating from the table. >> that's acting. >> the idea maybe "today" show holiday tattoos. >> we'll ice them down. >> turkey on the arm. >> "love the coopers" in theaters, by the way, next. >> up next, chris young performing live in studio 1a with the gang. they woke up early for us. we appreciate that. first this is "today" -- maybe they stayed up late.
is out with his fifth studio album called "i'm coming over" and is gearing up for a big u.s. tour. chris, good morning. nice to have you here. >> hey. >> what a pleasure. >> pleasure is all mine. happy to be here. >> fifth album, i know you're excited about t.is it different, a different feel and sound? >> it is. it's a little bit different sonically for me and i co-produced this one with a buddy of mine cory crowder so first time i've been in the producer's chair as a project. had a lot more guests on this album, vince gill, cassadee pope on the track, and -- and it's just a lot of fun for me to get actually into a fifth record. i mean, it's hard to believe this is my fifth album. >> and you are about to head out on a tour. "i'm coming over" is a great way to kind of inirspy you to get out on the road and you know what else, chris. "i'm coming over" just this morning became the number one song on the billboard country charts. did you guys know that? >> there it is. you? >> no idea. wondering about this all night long and no one would tell me i hate all of you. i love you, but i hate all of
you. they wouldn't tell me. >> because they told me, that's why. >> so i could tell. >> you congratulations. >> thank you. >> it would be really good if you did that song now. >> we should probably sing it. >> ladies and gentlemen, chris young. i'm coming over on every red light and save it for another time trying not to think about you,
why put out a fight when it's still burn just when i think moving on is getting closer i'm combing over i'm all alone, burr you're on my phone telling me you miss me and that you're at home who knows what we are in the morning all i know is i want you so i'm combing over, running every red light to hell with the closure, save it for another time try not to the think about you but it ain't working why put out a fire when it's still burning just when i think moving on is getting close
oooh, i'm combing over yeah, we said that we're done and i know that it's late but you already know i'm on my way every red light to hell with the closure, save it for another time try not to think about you, but it ain't working why put out a fire that's burning i'm combing over, running every red light to hell with the closure, save it for another time try not to think about you, but it ain't working why put out a fire when it's still burning just when i think moving on is getting close
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virginia geist, what a wonderful lady, from naperville, illinois. 100 years old today. a breast cancer survivor. hallelujah. god bless. good old myrtle. myrtle hazelton of charleston, south carolina. she loves to sing. she's 100 years old today. herb donald, we love you, and in the great state of florida, lovers butterflies. quite a hobby down in florida. hey, happy anniversary lester and lillian thompson, an they have been in love since grade school. isn't that romantic. how about that. we hear that every once in a while. happy anniversary, 78 years married. okay, gang. we'll send it back to new york pause we love new york so much we're going to share our show with you. >> oh, thank you very much. >> good to see you. >> still to come this morning, keeping our ultimate thanksgiving rolling. a pumpkin recipe out of this world. bread pudding, caramel mix, can't wait.
it's hard not to be moved by the parisienne spirit here in the wake of such an unspeakable act of terror. people are out and about, they are resolved to live their lives. they have heavy heart, no cut and won't succumb to fear and "today's" erica hill spent the weekend here and you've been out and about. >> i think you said really well. the resolve not to let this get to them and when we went out this morning we weren't sure what we'll find as people are moving back to work and while they are determined to move forward we learned this morning they are also cautious. at bustling san lazar station a kwai iter commute but a sense of duety. >> we have to be strong and to show that we're still there, and there is nothing that we can stop us. >> what can we do? we have to go to work and we have to be very careful. >> on this third day of national mourning there is a different feeling in the streets.
police and soldiers on patrol. christine left australia just as attack. and why did you want to come? >> i think i wanted to kom come to say to the parisiennes, we're think your country is a beautiful place to come. i don't want the terrorism to take over. >> 32 million tourists visit paris every year drawn by the promise of a sidewalk cafe, an iconic sight like the eiffel tower and the lovre, france's culture minister on sunday stressing the importance of reopening these areas for the city and for its visitors, feelings shared by brian and ellie from l.a. who planned their vacations months ago. >> as americans we know what this feels like so it's such a tragedy, so sad for the french people. >> our hotel mentioned that there is a lot of cancellations, and we're so sad because the more people cancel the more the
terrorists win. we're not going to let that stop us. we are going to move on, and we're going to show that this fear they are trying to instill in people is not going to stop us what doing what we want to do in our lives. >> and in the streets signs that life is moving forward, a morning jog, back to school, back to work. the bus, the metro, signs of routine on a day that feels like anything but. savannah, one woman said to me there were two things she was sort of concerned about. a little late. just dropped her 3-year-old off at day care, and that was hard, the first time she had left him, but she was nervous about going into the office because she didn't know what the conversation was going to be and didn't know what she would find and thought after she got through this first day it would definitely be easier and she would feel a little bit more relieved. >> haven't you been so struck by the spirit here? >> it's incredible. >> and there really is a connection i think when it comes to this american ideal that so many have of freedom and liberty
and your rights, that's very much something that's very french and so we've seen that a lot today, and i think over the weekend you've seen a lot of people, too, reference that, that camaraderie as well. >> i think a lot of us are feeling that connection with france, matt, as we're here. i kept thinking i could put my arms around this city when it's hurting which it clearly is right now. that will do it for us from paris this morning. we'll send it back to you guys in new york. >> all right, savannah. nice job there today. erica, great to see you there as well. spent a lot of time in paris and to go for that unique feel, it's just hard to see the people there suffering the way they are. we'll have much more of "today" on a monday morning coming up, but first let's take a look at
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