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good morning. winter's here. snow and ice slamming the northeast right now making a mess of the morning commute as the deadly storm that's hammered other parts of the country moves east and nearly 40 million americans wake up to their first real taste of the season. breaki overnight, captured. the so-called affluenza teen missing for several weeks after breaking his probation detained in mexico along with his mother. his hair dyed black. both now facing possible time behind bars. this morning how investigators caught up with them. not backing down. on the heels of the documentary accusing peyton manning of
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allegations joins us live as the nfl says it's reviewing the controversial claim. and aloha oops. a man flies a drone too close to the presidential motorcade in hawaii forcing the secret service to spring into action, today, tuesday, december 29th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie along with carson daly in for matt. any scarier words than winter mix? >> if you thought winter wasn't here, she is. >> and with a vengeance. >> and anybody outside gets a taste of that. the northeast is seeing a dangerous storm. it's brought snow, flooding and tornadoes to the midwest and south, and now we're about to get it. we'll get to al's forecast and the misery being caused at the airports in a morning.
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in the thick of it up in massachusetts. ron, good morning, what's it like there. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. light snow falling at the moment. this is going to be the start of what people think is going to be a big winter of snowfall here, so it's coming down, and it's going to be coming down all day. this morning, the northeast and new england getting hit with the snow and sleet while millions of americans elsewhere are digging out and drying out from the deadly mess left behind over the past several days. in iowa, whiteout conditions, wind and ice making for treacherous travel. in missouri, major flooding and record-breaking rainfall, claiming at least ten lives, the going tough to say the least. >> it has been a very difficult several days, and this threat is clearly not over. >> reporter: next door, a school bus was swept away in floodwaters in illinois. emergency responders rescuing all the teenagers aboard. a state of emergency in oklahoma after freezing rain, ice and
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without power. >> we're doing okay. it could be worse. you know, at least we didn't get hit by the tornadoes like they did down in the dallas area, so, you know, you have to count your blessings. >> reporter: and in texas a better look emerged at the devastation of at least nine tornadoes that killed 11 people and in garland, udora barnes is picking up the pieces after riding out saturday's tornado in her bathroom. >> all the damage is just unbelievable. it's heartbreaking, you know. you've been here so long, so to lose, i mean, practically everything, is just -- it's the stuff you see on tv. you don't think it's going to happen to you. >> reporter: elsewhere around the state record snow. lubbock saw blizzard conditions, stranding motorists, closing roads, the mayor declaring a state of emergency set to last all week, and some areas of new mexico buried under two feet of snow. now, for folks in and around boston, the hope is that this is not the start of what we saw last season.
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snowfall, more than 110 inches. guys, just to put this into perspective, the average snowfall in boston is just 43.5 inches. that was a lot of snow, so here we are. it's winter. back to you. >> wow, hopefully not a start of that kind of season again, ron. thank you very much. >> and al's here with some good news hopefully. how long is this going to last? >> can we keep ron mott up for a sec. you can hear, hi, ron, you can hear that bouncing. you're getting some sleet right now, right? >> reporter: yeah, it's a little wet mix, al. we're expecting it may be to turn over later in the morning so the morning commute is going to be a little slick here. just out getting the streets cleared off for the folks heading into downtown today. >> in fact, we're going to get some radar verification of that. thank you, ron, so much. stay safe. you can see the areas of pink. look at the temperatures, boston 34, and you can see the pink. that's the icy mix. it's pushing on up. the snow is moving to the north, and you're getting that icy mix coming in. that blue line is the freezing line. new york city at 40 and albany at 29 so we're looking at snow
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right now 37 million people in the path of winter weather. scranton, albany, hartford, boston, burlington and portland all being affected by this. so for today that wintry mix will start to push to the north. staying snow up into central and northern new england so dangerous travel, low visibility, and look at the snowfall totals. upwards of a foot or more in parts of northern and central new england, but here's what we're really concerned about, the icing. look at this, from utica, new york, all the way into central maine. we're looking at upwards of a tenth of an inch. that's where you lose traction. a quarter of an inch though in parts of massachusetts and on into new hampshire so we're going to be looking at some big problems as far as the roads are concerned right on into this evening for parts of new england. it's going to be a real mess, and when we come back a little later, we're talking about major river flooding on the mississippi which unheard of this time of the year. >> you mentioned the roads.
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have the second straight morning flight cancellations and delays tied to these storms. they are mounting this morning. nbc's kristen dahlgren is at laguardia airport here in new york along with my mother who is awaiting takeoff this morning. kristen, good morning. give us some good news. >> reporter: good morning. i'll say hi to her, yeah. this is not how you want to start the morning for your mom or for anyone out here. already cancellations and delays. nationwide, we're already looking at 659 cancellations, 374 delays, and that's where we're starting. the most delayed flights in laguardia along with atlanta and detroit. the most cancelled flights so far this morning are at newark, chicago and dallas. think about it. it's like a domino effect so what happens in a place like dallas or chicago, definitely doesn't stay there. the weather has really thrown a wrench into the entire system. by last night after all of that weather, we saw 5,100 delays, saw almost 3,000 cancellations nationwide. all those people on cancelled flights still have to get where they are going so expect another very, very busy day as this storm moves east. savannah?
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very much. meantime, the manhunt for a texas teenager who used a controversial affluenza defense to avoid prison time for a deadly drunk driving crash is over. ethan couch was detained in mexico last night. nbc's gabe gutierrez has that story. what can you tell us. >> reporter: carson, good morning. the so-called affluenza teen and his mother had been on the run for several weeks. now the district attorney's office here confirming overnight that the pair is in mexican custody. this morning the search for affluenza teen ethan couch and his mother tonya is over. mexican officials say the pair was picked up by immigration authorities around 6:00 p.m. monday in the popular resort town of puerto vallarta. couch's hair apparently dyed black. two weeks ago the fbi and u.s. marshall service launched an international manhunt offering a reward after the 18-year-old failed to check in with his probation officer in ft. worth, texas.
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right now for our task force. >> reporter: couch's case drew worldwide attention after he killed four people while driving drunk in 2013. >> we need ambulances. it's bad. we flipped and, oh, god. >> reporter: his blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. during sentencing his attorney claimed the teen did not understand the consequences of his actions because of his affluent upbringing. a judge gave him ten years probation, sparking widespread anger. kevin mcconnell's then 12-year-old son lucas was seriously injured in the crash. >> i think he was never taught that actions have consequences other than the easiest way out. >> reporter: earlier this month cell phone video of this party surfaced on social media. a spokesperson for the tarrant county district attorney said investigators interviewed witnesses who claimed couch was there. alcohol use would violate his probation although couch is not seen drinking in the video. >> i think that was the trigger
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i think they ran because that video was released and the fear that he would now finally be locked up. >> reporter: local sheriff here had previously said that couch faced up to ten years in prison for violating his probation. now he could be in even bigger trouble, and his mother could also face charges, and we've reached out to their attorneys. so far we've not heard back, and right now it's unclear when they might be extradited back here to the u.s. savannah? >> all right, gabe, thank you very much. we turn now to politics, the presidential race where donald trump is launching new attacks against fellow candidates and the largest newspaper in a key battleground state. we'll talk to mr. trump live in just a moment. first, let's go to nbc's hallie jackson on the trail this morning. hallie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. so far this campaign donald trump has spent the least amount of money of any republican candidate, but that's about to change. trump now announcing he'll start spending big in january, taking no chances, he says, ahead. iowa caucuses.
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with trump back on the campaign trail for the first time in a week. in person after a long christmas break -- >> all i could do was tweet. >> reporter: and in his element donald trump letting loose on chris christie. >> you know, the people in new jersey want to throw him out of office. they say why isn't he running new jersey. >> reporter: on hillary clinton. >> what she did with the e-mails is criminal. >> reporter: and without mentioning clinton's husband at his rally overnight trump is hitting him hard on twitter after news the former president will campaign next week in new hampshire writing bill clinton was terrible, failed badly and was called a racist when he hit the trail for his wife in 2008. clinton's campaign insisting now she won't be bullied or distracted by attacks trump throws at her and former president clinton, promising she will challenge trump. under fire for what clinton has called his penchant for sexism. this morning trump's daughter is
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great advocates for women. on the cover of "town & country" but it's the front of a different publication that has trump fired up after a new hampshire paper ripped him as crude blow hard comparing him to the bully biff from "back to the future." >> sit down! >> reporter: the paper, which endorsed christie, quickly called out by trump. >> because you have a very dishonest newspaper up here. >> reporter: along with the publisher. >> he's a low life, i'm telling you. >> reporter: and while republican rival jeb bush looks ready to mix it up. >> donald, i'll take you on one-on-one in a debate any time any place, you name it, and i'll do it. >> reporter: it's trump still leading in new hampshire, by double digits, now reminding supporters to vote but fumbling to remember when. >> it's so important that on february 8th, 9th, what you should do on february 8th, stand there. and on february 9th, you get in and vote. >> reporter: donald trump loves talking about his poll numbers, but there's one poll he hasn't mentioned yet.
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him in second place for title of most admired man in the world, tied with pope francis. savannah, number one on that list, by the way, president obama. >> hallie jackson, you just teed up mr. trump quite well. he's on the phone. mr. trump, good morning. good to talk to you as always. >> good morning. >> let me start with the latest tweet you have talking about bill clinton. you say he had failed badly in the 2008 campaign when he acted as a surrogate for his wife, and you added he was called a racist i know you choose your words carefully. are you yourself calling him a racist? >> no, he was called that by the obama campaign. he was called it loud and clear. he was extremely insulted. >> why did you put it in your tweet if you don't believe it? >> they said it. i didn't say it. i didn't call him a racist. >> you circulate it had to 5.4 million followers so that would suggest you approve of it. >> all i said is what they said, savannah. that's what they said, called him a racist. i don't believe he is a racist,
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but they called him a racist. it was a miserable campaign. they did very poorly, and they are bringing him out again. he's being wheeled out, and we're going to see what happens, but frankly he did very, very poorly. he was not good for her, and obviously she lost to obama, and that was the end of that, but they brought him how the before. >> you also said that he has -- this is a different tweet, quote, a terrible record of women abuse, and i wondered if you could get specific about that. what do you mean and what are you referring to in particular? >> well, if you look at the different situations, of course, we can name many of them, i can get you a list and i'll have it sent to your office in two seconds. but there were certainly a lot of abuse of women, and you look at whether it's monica lewinsky or paula jones or many of them, and -- and that certainly will be fair game, certainly if they play the woman's card with respect to me. that will be fair game. >> you mentioned monica lewinsky. are you saying an alleged extra marital affair, that, of course, he's now admitted, is that fair -- >> it's not alleged. i don't think that's alleged.
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>> well, if he's admitted it you don't have to use the word alleged. >> right, exactly. are you saying an extramarital affair by bill clinton is fair game and something that you think should be talking about in the campaign? >> what i'm saying is very simple. if she is going to play the woman card because i'll do more for women than hillary clinton is going to do for women, including the safety of our country which is good for everybody, but if she's going to play, which she started about a week ago, talking about oh, he mentioned and, you know, the whole thing, playing up the woman's card very, very strongly, and if she's going to play that game and if he's going to be out there campaigning, then he's certainly fair game, and i think just about everybody agrees with me on that. this is a person who, you know, he's going to be out, and i like the fact that he's campaigning for her. he failed in 2008. he failed really badly. he frankly did a very poor job in campaigning, if you want to know the truth, and perhaps he'll do well or perhaps he'll
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fair game. >> you mentioned the monica lewinsky issue. in 2008 on cnn you called the effort to impeach bill clinton for that nonsense and totally unimportant. do you still feel that way, or have you had a change of heart? >> well, you know, i tell this to everybody. i got along as a what they -- i'm dubbed as a world class businessman, which frankly that's what i am, and i got along with everybody. i got along with the clintons. i got along with the republicans, the democrats, the liberals, the conservatives. that was my obligation. as a businessman i had to get along with everybody, and i'll be able to do that as president. i'll be able to bring people together, but i got along with the clintons and got along with everybody virtually because that was when i needed approvals, when i needed something from washington, i always got what i wanted, and that's because i was able to get along with everybody, so -- >> you got along, but did you secretly not feel that way about
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>> let me just tell you. when i was a businessman, i had an obligation to myself, my family, my company to get along with everybody and i did that probably better than most. >> all right. mr. trump, i'm out of time. we'll have to leave it there. hope to talk to you again soon. thank you so much. >> thank you very much. in other news this morning, police arrested two people overnight suspected of planning terror attacks in belgium on new year's eve. the arrests came after a series of raids in brussels and other locations. searches turned up military-style training uniforms and isis propaganda material but no weapons or explosives. prosecutors say the alleged targets were symbolic locations in belgium and say the investigation was not tied to the paris terror attacks in november. now to the story we told you about at the top of the show, president barack obama's motorcade was stopped briefly on monday after a drone was spotted flying above its route in hawaii. the secret service says the operator was completely unaware that the presidential motorcade was in the area and immediately grounded that recreational craft after being confronted by the agents. you can see there's the man with the drone. he sat on the bench next to him. there's the drone right there. no charges have been filed. the president was on his way back to his vacation home after
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>> all right. let's get back to the weather. mr. roker? >> that's right. still got a lot of stuff to talk about as we show you currently, again, we're watching this storm system making its way up into the northeast and new england. we've got wet weather along the southeastern atlantic coast, and we'll be looking at another system coming up. we'll detail that coming up in the next half hour. more rain and snow moving into the pacific northwest. windy and sunny down in southern california. that's what's going on around the country.
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next 30 seconds. >> that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al, thank you. coming up, the nfl launching a review of the stunning doping allegations against nfl star peyton manning. this morning the reporter behind that bombshell documentary speaks out live. and a pregnant news anchor passes out live on the air. what she's saying about that frightening moment and how she's
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we are back now at 7:30. it's tuesday morning, the 29th of december, 2015. there's worcester, mass. a live look at the conditions there. they are starting to see a little bit of snow. what did you say, it was >> sleet. >> sleet has a beat says al roker this. big storm system that hammered the middle of the country. guess what. now it's here targeting the northeast. folks on the plaza have their umbrellas out and their smiles on, and we'll tuck out to see them in a couple of minutes. >> and that weather tops our look at the headline. the death toll over the last week caused by tornadoes, floods and slippery roads has climbed to at least 43 people in 7 states. on monday alone more than 6,600 flights were cancelled or delayed nationwide.
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texas teenager who used the so-called affluenza defense to get probation for a deadly drunk driving accident. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother were detained in mexico last night more than two weeks after couch failed to show for a meeting with his probation officer. and two people have been arrested in belgium for allegedly planning terror attacks. one of the targets, the city's main square on new year's eve. and the growing controversy surrounding nfl star peyton manning and the shocking allegations that he received human growth hormone while recovering from a neck injury in 2011. we'll talk exclusively to the reporter behind the al jazeera documentary in just a moment but first let's turn to "today's" national correspondent craig melvin who has the latest and has been following this case. >> reporter: good morning to you. peyton manning insists he never took banned substances while at the guyer institute but overnight a new audio tape released by al jazeera is calling into questions one of
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clinic's founder. this morning peyton manning is finding support from an unlikely ally, his on-field rival patriots quarterback tom brady. >> he's been one of the best players to ever play the game. nobody has more respect for peyton than i do. >> reporter: still, fighting back against allegations on al jazeera that he used hormone growth hormen in 2011 telling nbc sports he'll likely sue. >> it's completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage. >> reporter: monday manning retained former white house spokesman and current crisis manager ari fleisher to help control the growing controversy. fleisher says they are reviewing al jazeera's reporting, weighing a decision to take legal action after the network aired a documentary alleging the quarterback received shipments of hgh from the guyer institute in 2011. the hormones allegedly mailed to his wife. >> nothing has ever been sent to her that my wife has used or i ever taken. i have my treatments that i do
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business. >> reporter: the source of the allegations charlie sly is recanting the statements made in a documentary, statements made by hidden camera. the institute's founder says charlie began working at the clinic in 2013 two years after manning sought treatment for a neck injury, but overnight al jazeera released a phone call made to the institute last month apparently confirming sly started as an intern in 2011. >> the start date we have, where we signed for him was 10-17 of '11. for years peyton manning has been an icon, hosting "saturday night live." >> only directv -- >> reporter: and appearing in commercials for directv, gatorade and papa john's pizza. according to "forbes" manning earned $27 million last year. now one of the game's greatest quarterbacks finds himself playing defense, trying to protect his name and legacy. this morning the nfl says it is now reviewing the matter.
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sly sent a letter to al jazeera saying that his original statements were made while he was mourning the death of his fiancee. sly claims he was badgered into talking and was, quote in, no state of mind to be making any coherent statement. guys? >> thanks so much. let's turn to deborah davies, the reporter behind the exposy. good morning, good to see you. >> what an explosive documentary
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recanted and the clinic founder on the other hand you have a drug that it is actually illegal to prescribe to a patient for anything other than one of three incredibly serious illnesses, so if growth hormone is being sent to ashley manning over what period, in what quantities and for what purposes don't reveal
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very private, but confirm that you do not suffer from one of the things for which it's legal to prescribe it. >> that sounds like a documentary that's an indictment against ashley manning. >> no. >> it doesn't seem to put any case against peyton manning if that's all it is. >> this is an hour long documentary about doping in sport. within that documentary there is a very short section at the end. it's a section that everyone has picked up on, but what that section follows a very long journey charting our investigation into banned substances, one of which is growth hormone. >> two quick things. let's assume that hgh was sent to mrs. manning. aside from the recanted statement of charlie, do you have specific evidence that peyton manning himself has ever taken hgh? >> we have not said that in the program. >> you're not even alleging peyton manning took these substances? >> the only allegation in the program from charlie sly is that growth hormone was sent repeatedly from the guyer to
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>> so it sounds like your documentary doesn't have any evidence against peyton manning. >> we're not making the allegation against peyton manning. >> deborah davies, thanks for being here. >> thank you very much. >> let's get a check of the weather now with al. >> all righty. thanks very much. we've been talking about this flooding, and we could be seeing record-setting flooding, especially in the midwest. we've got some in florida, in the southeast, going to get itself together in the northeast. 38 million people at risk, atlanta, asheville, chicago, st. louis, tulsa, little rock all under the gun. we'll start with the southeast, and we've got one area of rain, storms lingering in the panhandle and then a second system will be developing and bringing in another round of rain so a lot of flooding on top of already saturated soil, and here in the midwest, along the mississippi river, 445 river
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look at this, possible record crest in chester, illinois and cape girardeau on friday and look at this in mississippi, major flood stages on thursday, crest at 34.8 feet and close to the record level of 49.6. that could go on for days. that's a look at your weather. here's what's going on in your >> get your latest weather, check on the weather channel on cable and weather.com online. savannah. >> all right, al. coming up, on-air scare, the
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and then a cut to black before commercials. immediately concern and speculation from viewers asking what just happened. one viewer sounded like harlow is having a stroke. harlow who is expecting her first baby in the spring took to twitter to explain. >> and for all of you on twitter who asked. i got a little hot and passed out for a moment. i am fine. we're going to take a quick break. we'll be right back. >> the cnn anchor did not return to the air after the break but headed to see her doctor tweeting an update later from the hospital. our little girl due this spring is doing just fine. was a scare, but we're both okay. thank you all so much. now, of course, messages of concern on social media quickly turned into relief. scott posts thanks for the updates, poppy. glad you're both doing fine and jodi tweets every woman who's ever been pregnant knows this is so frightening. poppy, feel good.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, oprah gets candid. >> inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be. >> the media mogul opens up in a revealing new campaign for weight watchers, but will her personal message about keeping off the weight pay off for the company? then you winterize your homes and cars but what about your body? tips on how to stay healthy as the weather gets colder. and a rare treat. meet the grateful young boy who is overjoyed by a delicious gift.
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>> today, tuesday, december 29th, 2015. >> happy new year from louisville, kentucky. >> here from south carolina to celebrate the new year. >> i'm celebrating my 40th birthday on the "today" show. >> celebrating six years ago in new york. >> good morning, al. people think i'm your twin. >> al, make the rain go away! >> good morning, everybody. it's 8:00 on "today," december 29th. it's a tuesday morning. i just waved so wildly to someone my rain just flew off the plaza. coming up this morning, want better skin? who doesn't?
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circumstance many under your eyes, sure. this morning buzzfeed's list of best beauty products of 2015. >> i have been waiting for this list to come out. >> i brought my shopping bag. are you. >> what took so long. bring it. i have it inside and more on our "today food" last hurrah series. we're going to carb load up. wait until you see this recipe. stove top mac & cheese that your entire family will love. >> it smells delicious. first a check. morning's top story, good morning. >> almost 40 million americans are getting a big taste of winter this morning with warnings and advisories in effect from the midwest to new england. nbc's ron mott is in worcester, massachusetts. ron, good morning. >> hey, natalie, good morning. beautiful scene here in worcester this morning. usually the first snowfall. season is cause for celebration, but this one is going to be muted because of this deadly path the system carved out as it made its way across the country
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we saw the devastating deadly tornadoes down in texas. there were floods in missouri. upwards of 24 people killed over the weekend here in those two states alone, and as we get the morning commute off here in this region, it could be a bit of a white-knuckler, especially in places getting frozen rain which, of course, can lead to black ice and the dangerous driving conditions. now, fortunate lit accumulations aren't expected to be all that great. we could see upwards of a foot further north into new england, up in northern maine especially, but this snow may be only around a day or two in the worcester area, expecting a little bit of a warmup into tomorrow and natalie. >> stay warm in worcester, mass, thanks. the search for so the called affluenza teen is over this morning. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother were taken into custody monday in mexico. they had been on the run for almost three weeks after the teen failed to check in with his texas probation officer. couch got ten years probation for killing four people in a drunk driving accident after his
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understand the consequences of his actions because of his affluent upbringing. a search is under way in central oklahoma for country singer craig strickland, the lead singer with the group backyard anthem. he and a friend didn't return from a duck hunting trip. the friend's body has been found and the search effort has been hampered by bad weather. new developments in a story we first brought you last week about a boy squat leader mauled by a bear in front of a group of his scouts. now the harrowing 911 calls have been released revealing the actions of some surprising calm, cool and collected young boys. >> 911, where's the emergency? >> my scout master went into a cave and a bear is in the cave with him. >> reporter: an urgent 911 call from one of three young boy scouts after their scout leader confronts a black bear while on a hike. >> is he like he can't get out because of where the bear, is or is he too injured to get out?
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>> from inside the cave the 52-year-old suggested them to get food to get the bear away. >> they were hiking off a trail in slitrock, new jersey and to help the rescuers find them, they said do you want us to make a signal fire. >> yes, start a fire. >> they called for help. >> 911, where's the emergency? >> slitrock reservoir. blue trail. i was mauld by a beer. where are you bleeding. >> let arm, left leg, neck and head. >> authorities assured the boys that searchers were in the area. >> guys, on three, everyone's going to yell hello, can you hear us. >> can you hear us? >> i see the helicopter. i see the helicopter! >> he sees the helicopter. >> we'll make it out of this alive. i love you guys. >> the scout master was
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and his injuries none life-threatening. because the scout leader was unaware of a bear into the cave intruded into the bear state and the department of environmental protection has spared the bear's life but great thinking by those young boys. some anxious moments above the ground in alberta, canada, when a chair lift carrying skiers and snowboarders broke down at sunshine village ski resort so one by one more than 100 people had to rappel down to the ground from 30 feet up in the air. some were stanned for more than an hour. and it was batman to the rescue last night in san antonio when a bat got inside the at&t center just before the spurs/timberwolves game. the spurs mascot, a very wiley coyote wearing a batman shirt then flew into action, and as you see here saved the day. >> wow. >> with nothing but net right there.
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>> eventually. >> all right, natalie, thanks. perfect. now to a new ad that has oprah fans feeling empowered. >> using her star power to make a pitch for weight watchers and when it comes to branding no one quite has the pull that oprah has. nbc's stephanie gosk is here with that. good morning. >> good morning. that's for sure. oprah says she's never been paid to endorse anything, but this is actually a first. she told weight watchers she had to try out their famous points system first, and after losing 15 pounds she was in. >> nothing you've ever been through is wasted. >> call it the gospel of oprah win friday. inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be. >> reporter: billionaire media weight watchers. >> hey, oprah. >> reporter: but this is no typical celebrity endorsement. this is oprah.
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millions of other people feel that way. are you ready? let's do this together. >> reporter: when oprah announced her 10% ownership stake in weight watchers last october, it sent the stock up 105%, more than doubling her $40 million investment in a single day. >> i have lost as of this morning, as of this morning, 67in pounds. >> reporter: winfrey's own roller coaster struggle with weight played how the publicly for years. >> i am one of those people who has dieted and gained and dieted and gained. >> reporter: now weight watchers is hoping that oprah brand will reinvigorate its flagging business. companies lucky enough to become one of oprah's favorite things saw their sales skyrocket. the oprah book club land unknown titles on the best-seller list. but is the oprah effect as powerful as it once was? >> no one builds other brands
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she can help rebuild re-brand weight watchers in a way no other celebrity could. >> reporter: successful or not, for oprah this pitch is personal. >> every time i tried and failed, every time i tried again and every time i tried again has brought me to this most powerful moment. >> reporter: with oprah on board, weight watchers says it's going to expand its mission beyond just weight loss to include happier, healthier limping the ad campaign has already launched in the uk. you can expect to see it here early 2016, guys. >> weight watchers believers. >> yeah. >> exactly. i think she will be quite a powerful spokesperson. >> for sure. >> stephanie, thank you. coming up, we'll do trending and we'll tell you the keys to the perfect selfie. plus, we'll introduce you to a guy who seems to have mastered that already. from skiing to snow removal herman cain the right ways to
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all right. back at 8:13. time for "trending. ing"trending." who besides carson when has to is going to stay up new year's eve. >> the kids want to so i have to. >> thanks for watching. >> i'll record it and watch the next morning. >> the hoda and kathie lee count down the new year. >> great program lined up for you folks. >> that's right, that's right. >> we'll watch, carson. >> i think hey lot of people who have little kids kind of wish that they didn't have to stay up until mid negotiate and netflix has come to their rescue releasing a number of countdown videos, five minutes long and the videos are meant as a way to trick the kids into going to bed early. in a survey run by netflix, they found 41% of parents would jump at chance to put their kids to bed before midnight on new year's eve.
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>> i like having my kids trying to stay up to midnight. if i can get them to do it, it's fun. they ultimately don't. >> a little sparkling cider. >> i stay up but by 12:01 i'm asleep. >> we're in l.a. for the rose parade and we count it at 9:00 p.m. >> that's even better. >> pretty wild. >> that's cheating. >> the short content netflix video idea though is a good idea in general for kids. >> yeah. what was the other one? >> truncated version ss. >> let's move on. jeb bush was at campaign stop and the former governor took a moment to educate people on taking selfies. >> young people do it better than older people, we'll do a little training class. it's cooler to do it diagonally rather than straight up, remember that?
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lower because you look skinnier. >> i'm writing this down. >> higher hand lower. >> absolutely true. >> went on describing the selfie as the 11th amendment as the bill of rights and that he takes great joy in the selfie. >> it's true. will it's the new autograph. >> out on the plaza. there's different age groups. i'm like it's crooked. >> so i learned last week from the young people i was hanging out with. >> the young people. >> the young people, now it's cool to just show half of your face, not your whole face. >> that makes you look thinner, too. >> good point, counsellor. >> taking on the subject of of selfies, take a look at these. the man in the photo is alan dixon originally from ireland and travels all over the world and takes selfies with animals, which is fun and look how cute they are. >> until one attacks. >> way to bring us down. look halt that. is that a kangaroo. >> that looks like a llama. >> these are great. >> these have gone viral.
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they did not just happen though. he sometimes spends hours with the animal before approaching it for a picture. >> oh, my gosh. >> excuse me. i've just been watching you watching me wondering if you want to take a selfie. >> lock at that. >> adorable. >> cute. while christmas is over the gift-unwrapping videos keep coming. this is a video of anthony. made a simple request from santa for christmas, and he got his wish. take a look. >> and my own a1 steak sauce. >> yeah. >> you really like a1. >> i'm not going to share this. >> that's yours. >> well, it's very special for me. >> that's great. >> i love him. >> sign him up for a commercial, a1. >> future bloody mary maker right there. >> key ingredient. >> the way i feel about guacamole. now to pirated tv and the beatles song everybody is streaming.
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>> data compiled by public bit torn trackers, it's science, go with it. a list of the most pirated shows, at number three "the big bang they're," the show in its ninth season with an estimated 4.4 million downloads, pirateded. coming in at two, amc's "the walking dead" with 6.9 million downloads but not even those combined to beat this year's winner for the fourth year in a row. the show with the most illegal downloads is hbo's "game of thrones." the show has been number one since the second season, an estimated 14.4 million downloads of the season five finale this year. there you go. >> illegal. >> yes, illegal, al. up next, from millions of downloads to billions of dollars for fun, artificial intelligence researcher decided to analyze all of matt damon's movies in which the actor's character needed rescue, quite a few of them, 1989 "saving private ryan request" a search party for a
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around $100,000 and from "the martian" to "interstellar" and "titan ae" those could all cost up to $500 billion. a total sum of all the movies put together it would have cost over $900 billion. >> did they count "goodwill hunting?" because he needed emotional rescue. >> we'll get into that in "pop start" tomorrow. finally last week we brought you the news the entire beatles library would be available to stream not only in the u.s. and the world can agree on what the favorite beatles song is and any guess? >> "let it be" maybe. >> it is "come together." playing right now. what a great song. let's go to our favorite beatles songs. al, starting with you. >> "with a little help from my friends," ringo starr on the lead will.
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>> i went with "revolution." you say you want a revolution >> you like that. >> i went for -- not surprise, a little more slow and depressing, "something in the way she moves,". >> love that that's beautiful. >> kind of like singer/songwritery. >> how but, nat? >> i went with "hey, jude >> just love the message. >> very inspiring. >> you explained it to me earlier. >> well, i was wrong in how i explained it. i was told i guess paul wrote it for julian lennon, for john lennon's son. >> dylan, "lucy in the sky with diamonds." >> you know what that means, don't you? i just like the beat. >> like a '70s kid so i wanted to make sure you know the whole back story. >> yeah, i heard a few things about that. >> there's your "pop start." >> al, a check of the weather. >> a whole new generation getting into the beatles. the weather that we've been
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way up through new york and on into new england. we've got some freezing precipitation on up to the northern suburbs of new york city, snow into england hand 11 in bangor and boston 36 degrees. providence 34, so there's still some frozen precip there. south of new york city it's all rain, so as far as the snowfall is concerned, upwards of a foot or more in maine and on into northern new england. the big concern is going to be ice. power lines could be coming down, especially northern massachusetts. central new hampshire and we're watching this very closely.
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that's what's going >> and that's your latest weather. carson. >> all right, al, thank you very much. now to our special winter tune-up series. we took care of your home monday. today we're focusing on how to take care of your bodies as temperatures dr. dr. scott weiss is a here. we've got winter sports, what kind of injuries? >> everybody is hitting the slopes so be that as it may, skiing-based injuries and, snowboarding-based injuries and people are not taking the proper time to warm up. >> what should we do? >> got to stretch, a little bit before, a little bit after and a ten-minute warmup does a good job and helps prepare the body for exercise. >> interwither weather, not great. especially here in the east. snow is coming.
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>> you'll be removing a lot of snow. >> like me i grab my shovel hand go for it. a good technique to keep your body safe. >> besides sports injuries people do get injured a lot with shoveling, and shoveling -- >> where do you see it? >> and basically shoveling -- people get injured sometimes in the low back and spine. not shoveling properly some of these discs that you see here can actually bulge and touch some of the nerves. >> i fractured my t-12. >> had a little higher. >> in a snowmobiling accident and my back gets terrible. let me take the shovel. >> let me see. >> tell me how i should be. >> i would normally go up here but i feel like i should have a deeper bend. >> this is an ergonomic shovel show this takes 20% of the lean off your back. >> the shovel you purchase is important. >> the same price as any other shovel. you were doing it right, bend with the niece and lift with your body and legs. you don't want to the flex and rotate at the same time.
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as were you doing, it do that nice bend, lift with your legs and dump it out towards the side but very, very important with the right technique. >> what about just getting the snowblower, a little extra spending cash. >> nothing wrong with that, keep your body upright. >> what's the technique there? >> hold hot coffee and walk and push. >> exactly. >> let's move on. exercise this time of the year, people, you know, maybe they don't want to get in the car to go to the gym, it's cold out. what are some things we can do? >> there shouldn't be a barrier to exercise outside in the cold weather whatsoever. i so if you dress properly you can run outside. >> how many layers should we wear? >> what we like to see is making sure you cover the head. >> oh, wow, hello. >> got a model here. our model alex wears the hat which covers his head and ears. it's really important. when you look at his core, we have three layers. we have a wicking layer which is kind of the first layer to get
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insulation layer which is what i like, fleece and finally an outer shell and the shell is great because it's waterproof, wind resistant and protects you against the elements. as we work our way down, wearing leggings, wisking away sweat. the shoes are good. are they waterproof. >> they should be. >> you're not going to make a personal record in these shoes. they have a thicker grip and heel count and no doubt that will protect you from all the elements. >> it's okay to go outside and run in the wintry mix. >> should not be a barrier. the temperature should not be a barrier to exercise if with the proper gear. >> how do you feel? >> i've been wearing it all morning and it's warm. you want to run around a little bit. >> we can talk about that technique. >> might be a little knee injury there. >> must be busy this time of year from all the injuries. >> slip and falls, shoveling injuries and people being more active and with all that in mind we stay pretty busy. >> be active and get out and ski and warm up before you ski,
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you can run but get the right gear. >> got in, it carson. >> thanks so much. dr. scott weiss, we appreciate it. over to savannah. >> thank you so much. coming up we'll have the top beauty products of 2015. we've got our guest from f-buzzfeed. you've got a lot of good
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announcer: tested and proven leadership matters. jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. let's do it. thank you. welcome back to "today." tuesday morning, december 29, 2015. how you doing? >> dylan is greeting her fans. looks good. good selfie technique right there. dylan dreyer, come on down. >> i didn't know we were back on.
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2016, all this week we're getting in a few last hurrahs in the kitchen this morning. a mouth watering recipe for mac and cheese. >> and monkey bread. >> do you know that dylan claims she never had homemade mac and cheese. >> no. >> you're missing out. >> i always had kraft out of the box. >> get ready for a when harry met sally moment. >> we'll have what she's having. >> yes. grab your shopping bag because we're revealing the buzzfeed's best beauty products of the year. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> can you hold this, natalie? we have found my twin. what's your name? >> mike. >> where are you from? >> california. rockland. >> so do you get mistaken for me? >> quite a bit. it's amazing. >> poor guy. you're much better looking. you have a bigger melon than i do. >> i do! >> all right.
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going on. mike, you can step right in. in new year's eve day, snow in western new york. looking good. chilly in the plains. for new year's eve night, fairly decent weather throughout much of the country. a few scattered showers and snow showers around northern new england. then new year's day, some wet weather in the southeast. >> hand that's your latest weather. >> and that's your latest
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>> all right, al, thank you so much. well, as we wrap up 2015 the folks over at buzzfeed have put together a list of the year's best beauty products. we have the health and the beauty editor. good morning. >> good morning. >> you know i love the segments. i put everything in my pocket as we go. so we're starting with lipstick and you have found the perfect red lipstick. >> i have. so 2015 is all matte lipstick. we have found mac cosmetics. you want to match your undertones in your skin. >> how do you know? >> you put silver or gold jewelry up to arm. if your look best with silver you have cool undertones. if you look best with gold, it's warm undertones. this is best for a cool undertone. >> i'm going to put this on. >> do it without a mirror. >> i can. >> that's skill. >> perfect. >> news and local news i used to
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>> if you're warm undertone, this wouldn't be for you. this undertones are more orange. >> you have wet and wild, looks like a lip gloss. >> yeah. this is a stain. this is a little touch of something for you. so it looks like a stain but it feels like a balm on. so it's -- try it on your arm. >> it's nice. wet and wild is a good price. >> just over $2. >> i like that. >> we should do lincolnp contours. >> this is a lip pencil. you can put this over whatever lipstick you're wearing, it will make it matte. >> really? >> yeah. go ahead. >> let me tell it out. >> perfect. >> then actually -- >> it makes the stain all red.
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that off. >> okay. mascaras. moving on to mascara. this dior is super fancy, it's purple. >> whoa. >> it's not a crazy purple though. if the light catches it, you can tell it's purple. you will get tons of compliments from people. it's amazing. >> if you do purple mascara, do the rest of your makeup neutral? >> yeah. go with the browns and the taupes so it's not too much. but it's a nice, subtle look. then there's another mascara. >> i like your thinking. this is good. >> so this trish mcevoi is jet black. it's perfect if you have, you know, thinner or shorter lashes. if you want to amp up the size. you can get into the crevices and into the corner. >> like that. >> it's water resistant, but not waterproof. if you're outside and walking around in winter, the wind is coming at your face and you're
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anything. >> you can tear up nonstop. >> exactly. >> like the light crying scenario. >> okay. i'm going too slow, so i have to speed it up. how about brows? >> this is a poe maid and you brush up on your eyebrows and fills them out. the other thing for brows that you can use is this anastasia beverly hills pencil. one side is a pencil so you can do shaping. if you want to do a higher arch or need to fill in somebody you tweezed too much. then there's a brush on the other side so you brush. >> brush it out. >> it looks supernatural. you can use them together. >> let's do the lightning round. >> so this bright concealing
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works on fine lines and wrinkles. this has spf 50 in it, but it melts in your skin. >> so you don't feel greasy. i like that. >> yeah. this hour glass palette, i know dim isn't that exciting but basically if you put it anywhere on your face that the light naturally hits, it acts as a highlighter. it's like an instagram filter in real life. you can put it anywhere the natural light will hit like the top of your forehead, center of your nose. it's instant strobing. take one of those too. >> seems like a good spot. >> then the last one is this bare minerals cream. like a light cream. put it on with your fingers, you can run out the door. it doesn't look like you're wearing makeup. >> this is one of my favorite thank you. the "today" show. coming up next, why is oscar
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nbc. all right. we're back now at all right. we're back now at 8:40 with famed actor alan alda lending a helping hand 20 science. >> sheinelle jones is here. >> the rest of us find things too complicated and boring and now actors are turning to acting classes to help them become better communicators. think science and it probably sounds like this. >> we see a magnification of the dna fragments in this band. >> reporter: big ideas, even bigger words. when it comes down to understanding what everything actually means even these scientists admit most can't figure out what they're saying. >> i do a lot of jargon. like i'll talk about mechanical properties.
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sciences are people who are really, really smart but kind of isolated in their everyone world. >> reporter: but actor alan alda is trying to change that. >> it's not so easy to understand what quantum physics is about. and the tendency of the people who have been studying it all their lives is to speak in the terms that they understand. >> reporter: in 2009, he helped launched the alan alda center for communicating science. there students enroll in acting and improvisation classes, an unusual approach with the clear goal -- help current and future scientists explain the importance of their work in a way that everyday people can understand it. >> all right. >> reporter: so who's taking this course? >> physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers. we're trying to teach scientists how to get across the beauty of
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picture. >> close to 600 students at the suny campus have completed it. and other students have signed up from dartmouth. >> the bigst thing i learned was the idea that communicating something to somebody requires you to understand where they're coming from. >> it's like a broadcast. if you're tuned into a certain station and that's the only station you're going to get information on, i better get into your channel and communicate with you on that channel. that's what we train people to do. >> reporter: we should note supporters of the program stress if scientists can develop this communication skill, it can help them with raising money for research. people are more likely to give if they understand where their money is going. i think this program is fantastic. my husband is a computer guy. and there were times he talks about the projects, and he's like, you're not listening to me. no, i'm listening.
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>> very cool. thank you. coming up next, want to make your new year's eve a family in 2016.
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nbc. and we are back at 8:45 this morning on "today." hassle free holiday, turning new year's eve into a child's playground. if you have kids why not avoid the cost of a baby-sitter and host a party fun for all ages. here to show us how is kimberly shlayingal whitman. she is the author of the new book "monograms for home." hello, kids, good to have you here as well. this is a great idea, kimberly, because you have new year's eve broken down into the hours. >> yes. >> within each hour is a craft and some sort of a food. >> that's right.
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keep the kids, you know a little bit out of trouble and entertained. just like the grown-ups. get the grown-ups and the kids involved every hour. giving them something precious. like the acts in a play. >> very smart to compartmentalize it for kids. let's walk people at home through it. it's 8:00 p.m. what have we got? >> so we have some play-doh for the kids. they can add glitter to it to give it some sparkle for new year's. you have to add tons of glitter. so it's going to get a little bit -- >> messy. >> glittery everywhere. messy and glittery are two different things. you can make homemade play-doh. that's right. you're doing a great job. keep kneading it in there. it will be so beautiful by the time she's done kneading it together. at the same time, give them something savory to snack on. >> why not start with popcorn bars? >> yeah. we have used leftover wrapping
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then you can add whatever toppings. >> what's your name? >> elizabeth. >> what would you like in your popcorn? >> m&m's. >> for the grown-ups, we have dill and rock salt. salt and pepper. things like that. some skittles in there too. raisins, apricots. we have pretzels. anyway, that's a fun way -- >> that's cool. >> you can make the serving cones out of wrapping paper. >> okay. 8:00. we move closer to the midnight hour, but not there yet. what's the objective in the 9:00 p.m. hour? >> we'll prepare them for the big celebration. so now they're going to be decorating party hats. so we have basic party hats. >> that's fun. >> instead of using glue and mess, i have sticker -- >> some bling here. you can put on them. >> look at -- >> you're doing a great job. >> fantastic. so this is a fun way to show
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they can make it crazy and wild. a beautiful design. whatever they want to do. i have glitter peps. lots of things. if you put them out in a cute way it feels more festive. i like you've getting in on the action. >> this is great. i have three kids at home. we grew up with our parents bailing on us. like maybe make a pizza, watch mtv, that's it. but to have this much thought in it it's awesome. not expensive or crazy. >> and putting thought into things makes the night move more smoothly. so here with the cookies, it's 9:00 now, he's added all the numbers. he's helping me make the cookies. >> what's your name, young man? >> argin. >> nice to have you here. did you premake the cookies? >> we did. but you can get the kids to make their own cookies. >> introduce some sugar.
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>> you want to keep them up. but not go too wild. >> what's at 10:00? >> we want to calm them down. find them a seat. >> looks like homework. >> it does look like homework but it's more fun. get them thinking about the memories from 2015. the best parts. also making some resolutions and goals for 2016. >> what did you write for 2015? skate board. you learned skateboard at camp, right? very cool. going to harry potter. >> she wants to be better at math. now, the trick is to guide them a little bit by asking them questions. giving them a blank piece of paper and saying, write down your resolutions is hard for children. >> simple answers. you're making pizzas? >> but the trick is we have black eyed peas in with the pesto for good luck. you're supposed to do it on the 1st. >> now it's 11:00. >> we're getting there. so we'll make them busy making
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their mocktail which is theirs when they set it down. use washy tape and folding it over and using scissors and they can -- she's stirring the berries here. let them get involved what's inside of the drink. have fun with it. >> natural sugar at the end to hold them out. is everybody going to stay up until midnight and new year's eve? going to try. with the help of the cookies, a meal, arts and craft. >> you can do the countdown if you feel like they're fading. countdown to 11:00. to 10:00. whatever time you need to do it. >> this is a good idea. for more on these and other kid friendly ideas, go to today.com/parents. coming up, a delicious twist on mac and cheese to serve at
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"today" on nbc. we're back we're back. 8:52. hello. we are so excited. we have been smelling this all day. look at you right behind me. >> i can't wait. >> i can't either. this week, we are indulging in savory dishes before our diets kick in. we have a chef with some great comfort food recipes to try. good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to say the mystery theater bunch is downstairs tasting -- >> yes.
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>> hi, guys. moment. >> this is cheesalicious. >> so mac and cheese, we have some pasta, milk, mustard powder, two kinds of cheese and bacon and onion. >> what's this? >> butter nut squash. >> interesting. put that in your mac and cheese. carson knows what he's doing. >> no, i don't. i need the help. >> so we'll start off by making the pasta. we're just using some elbow noodles. you can use any kind of small pasta. penne or whatever. get some salt in there. really important to make that nice and salty. you know, follow the instructions on the box. this is the easy part. all pretty easy. then we start our cheese sauce. a basic white sauce is our base. i have some butter in here already. i'm going to add some flour. so -- >> regular flour.
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going to thicken the sauce, it makes a roux. >> that's going to make that creamy, cheesy -- >> yeah, you can't just throw cheese on top. it's milk thickened with flour and butter. >> this is not a diet recipe. >> no. no. that's for next week. >> the last hurrah. >> it is. >> so you get that going. that'll start to thicken up. like a pudding texture almost. then with spice it up with -- i have the cayenne, dry mustard powder that adds take. you can use regular yellow mustard, smoked spanish paprika. >> i like that. this is the fancy pot right here. this is the roux with the spices. >> exactly. this is your base. so then once this all thickens up we get our cheese in here. we have two kinds of cheese. i'm using the cheddar because it's a classic. it gives it that creamy
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>> and the kids like it. >> yeah. and the parmesan. >> but you can use any cheese you want? >> yeah. >> if you don't have kids you can get the fancy cheeses. >> i like to use the leftovers from the cheese -- >> fancy cheese. >> >>. >> so we have that nice and thick. once it's incorporated -- it's not yet, but we'll pretend. we get the pasta in there too. >> add the pass to the sauce? >> yeah. >> should we do a check-in with the gang downstairs. dylan never had homemade mac and cheese. >> i have been eating the mac and cheese with the side of bread. >> are the toppings for the mac and cheese? >> good segue. we are getting to that, al. the toppings. >> look at the toppings. so here's the finish. beautiful creamy mac and cheese. it's stove pot so you serve it right away. people can eat out of their own bowl. diy.
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>> we're not going to run out of time. >> maybe we are. >> running out of time? >> we have butter, olive oil and herbs. >> don't listen to him. keep going. >> you know you're on the air, carson? >> eggs, lots of herbs. we're mixing up the base for the monkey bread. whip up the egg. >> don't freak out, but we have ten seconds. >> that mac and cheese is
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thank you so much. -hey. something new has arrived.
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this morning on "today's take," natalie gets an emotional reading from the long island medium, and selfie center. which famous trio took the most important selfie of the year and back for more. golden savory wrestling superstar john cena co-hosts all that and more coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, december 29th, 2015. al along with natalie, dylan and
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this. >> new year's around the corner and ray charles is timeless. >> "mess around." >>the big bold and savory was segment. we were makeing a casserole, birks bold and savory and sounds like john cena, big, bold and savory. >> from now on you have a new nickname. >> thank you, appreciate it. >> could be called a lot worse. >> i know i have been. >> hey, okay. i love this story. last week this scout leader attacked by a black bear while he and his three scouts were hiking in new jersey. well, scout leader entered a cave where the bear was likely hibernating and the scouts called 911, and these kids are so impressive. >> unbelievable.
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where's the emergency? >> my scout master went into a cave and a bear is in the cave with him. >> is he like he can't get out because of where the bear, is or is he too injured to get out? >> i think the bear is on top of him. my scout master just suggested that we get food to put the bear out. do you want us to make a signal fire? >> if you guys can start a fire. >> 911, where's the emergency? >> splitrock reservoir, blue trail. i was mauled by a bear. >> where are you bleeding, your leg, arm? >> left arm, left leg, neck and head. >> guys, on three, everyone's gonna yell hello, can you hear us. >> can you hear us? i see the helicopter. i see the helicopter. >> all right. he sees the helicopter. >> we'll make it out of this alive. you love you guys. >> wow. >> that's so unbelievable. >> they deserve a badge of honor. >> totally. >> for being able to be so cool, calm and collected and calling 911. >> and i think that right there is what saved his life because there was no panic. they just knew what needed to be done and execute it had.
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>> scouts through and through, like academies like west point, they often look for qualities like an eagle scout because of that ability to stay calm and collected. >> were you ever a scout? >> didn't make it all the way to eg. it was extremely difficult. i kind of fell off with the knot-tying stuff. quite early. >> can you make a fire with a stick? >> i can make a fire. it involves gasoline. >> i think most us can do that with gasoline. >> yeah. >> a match. >> if you will. >> taking two stones together doesn't work. >> if you had gasoline. >> absolutely. >> speaking of under fire, pouring gasoline on the fire this, morning we had the reporter on from al jazeera who reported on this story, as you know. there's been these reports that have linked pain to using performance enhancing drugs,
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hormone and it was reported on al jazeera and there's timing that apparently reportedly goes back to 2011 when an unpaid intern charlie sly made claims that shipments were made to peyton's wife ashley manning. peyton manning has vehemently denied all of these. >> nothing has been said to her or have i ever taken, absolutely not. she may have her personal business. >> manning says that he's never taken any of these substances. he was treated at the guyer institute. he had a lot of surgery and recovery time so he stays the story is completely fabricated. interesting though that the interview with carson this morning, the al jazeera reporter now says the documentary is
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at peyton, instead saying specifically the only person named was ashley manning, though the whole report is really about athletes using performance enhancing drugs. so i think it can be inferred by that reporting that that's what people are going to make the connection. >> but if you listen to the interview, it sounds like she's walking it back. >> backtracking a little bit. >> take a listen. >> two quick things. let's assume that it was sent to mrs. manning. aside from the recanted statement of charlie do you have specific evidence that peyton manning himself has ever taken hgh? >> we've not said that in the program. >> you're not even alleging peyton manning took the substances? >> the only allegation in the program from charlie lie is that growth hormone was sent repeatedly from the guyer to ashley manning in florida. >> so it sounds like your documentary doesn't have any evidence against peyton manning. >> we're not making the allegation against peyton manning. >> well, meantime, the intern charlie sly has also recanted
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claims that he was badgered into talking, these videos that were made of him talking and was in no state of mind to be making any coherent statements at the time of the video recordings. i was asking you before we came on the air with the wwe policy is on performance enhancing drugs. >> yeah, we have a p.e.d. policy instituted in 2005 and '06, randomly tested all year. all upstars undergo the tests. we love our sports and want to keep our sports pier and whenever we here someone is trying to gain advantage which is why they are performance enhancing drugs it becomes a wildfire and in this documentary you basically have a giant door of speculation that has been opened. >> right. >> you have nothing proof positive. they say this was sent here. that's what we know. you can link all the dots if you want and you can come to all these speculation conclusions if you want. >> right. >> but it is just that. >> but it's very damaging though. >> absolutely, sure.
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>> here's the thing about that, once those allegations are made you can't take them back and the athlete has to spend the rest of their days either answering questions about something like that or trying to prove their innocence in many cases. >> a lot of times it puts that doubt in people's minds, whether it's proven or not, and it seems unfair. >> and you heard him get most choked up -- when peyton was asked the question, what about kids who look up to you? it's unfair for his name to get associated with this if it is just an allegation and now kids are questioning and putting together his name with hgh, and it's just not fair for a role model. >> the peyton manning question is a little bit more spectacular because it's now a wide-range media story but all the time i'll walk into a room. the first thing everyone says is, wow, he's big, he must be doing this. >> right. >> there's -- it's just a very, very difficult thing because as you said we have a lot of families and kids and you want to be that role model and i worked hard. started lifting weights when i
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haven't stopped since, 38 and 39 in april. one of the things that the best can you do is, know you're going to keep your record clean, take every drug test, pass every drug test and do the best you can do to spread the good word of those people who follow you and peyton manning's performance certainly speaks for itself. his candor on and off the field certainly speaks for itself and see where this thing goes. right now i don't think it's anything more than speculation. >> great perspective. okay. >> speaking of that, let's go to a selfie perspective. >> okay there you go. buzzfeed. >> okay. >> that took a turn. >> thank you, guys, like i said, the check has been cashed, posted the 20 most important selfies of 2015 and we'll take a look at a few of them. trio of kim, kanye and hillary clinton. attended a fund-raiser for hillary in l.a. >> we're supposed to guess. >> that made it a little easier. >> because i -- i did so bad on the pop culture stuff yesterday
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right now. i saw through all that and read the answer off the prompter. >> that's all right. >> okay. there was a selfie post of sorority girls at a diamondbacks game, seemed to be paying much more attention to themselves. >> no idea what's going on the field. >> love the face she's making. >> that's okay. >> selfies in proses. >> never ate the chili dog. it was just for the picture. >> we have a selfie of two canadian guys who rescued a bald eagle and for their reward they were granted the ultimate selfie. not too many selfies with a bald eagle. >> that's a selfie you take in two seconds and let go. >> selfie you may want to take in two seconds and get out of dodge. my wife is giving birth right now selfie. yes. >> i don't know how i feel about that. >> his wife was in labor with their daughter eva. >> if i was the wife, i think that's a little perturbed. >> the guy is smiling and the
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>> i hope that was worth it. >> we've got a space station selfie. >> the great thing is you can say that's anybody. >> didn't you do something like that once. >> i did do the photos when you did the charlie chaplin. >> great selfie and great view as well. >> al, you gave us a selfie as well. >> that's right. my family, my son nick went to slope away camp for the first time this summer. >> that's a great family photo. >> a great moment. >> king of selfie. >> and so nice to see you chose the one with your family. >> al is always very good. learned to take more self which is my family. >> otherwise you're in the pictures. >> i'm always the one. >> my favorite, of course, earlier this year, i had the opportunity to climb up on top of the st. louis arch. >> wow, that's crazy. >> you don't see quite the perspective but that down there, yeah, that's the mississippi
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>> if you kept sliding would you slide right back down to the ground. >> if i didn't have a harness on, i could have gone over the edge, yes. >> myselfy was actually savannah took the selfie. we were so excited that adele was here, she's in the background, you can see her all the way back there, too nervous to go up to her and say hi. >> i didn't even see her. >> right in front of the mississippi river. >> as far away as you can get. >> there,isn't a selfie of me but a selfie nicole took. his name is winston, he's 8 weeks old, so cute and i love the lady in the picture and i hopefully will get to know what soon is to be man's best friend. >> so cute. >> so cute. >> and little airport will ensue. >> yeah. >> everywhere and doing stuff and it will be instant. >> it's instant bonding, i'm telling you. >> just like yesterday, today is
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>> this is becoming ridiculous. >> the wwe smack-down. >> big can of soup, bold and savory can of soup. >> smack-down moving to usa? >> yes, it is. >> and it's had a home on usa for a long time and now usa is giving us a chance to air smack-downs. >> starts february 2nd. >> big and exciting for all the wwe fans. i'll be there and everybody can check it out. >> oh, that looks big, bold and savory. >> look at the hair. >> that's crazy. >> oh, my gosh. >> and there's more. >> there is more. >> you were also on the cover of january's "muscle & fitness" magazine. >> i was the second choice. >> they came to me instead of al roker. >> get ripped, the six pack secret. what is the secret? because you say ever since you were 12. >> check this out. >> how much do you eat? >> here is the secret.
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nutrition and do stuff. like i -- i hate -- we can overthink this all you want. make good decisions with nutrition and do stuff. that's pretty much about it. >> and you'll get ripped and have six pack abs. >> you'll be surprised at the results you get. make good choices and do stuff. >> my dad asked me yesterday, are his hands huge, like do you just sit there and lift weights with your hands. >> very, very large. >> hugely embarrassing thing. >> go ahead. >> crush me. >> excuse me. >> you know what they say about big hands. >> speaking of seven minutes in heaven, you also did this,. >> that was a great transition. >> you also did that. >> you remember that when you were little. >> what was that? >> "snl's" mike o'brien, a web series. >> myself and mike o'brien in a closet. >> is that what happened in the seven minutes in heaven, that's that game. >> he went for broke right there and had to apologize because he
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boundaries a little bit. >> you're not that into that? >> you know, i think the atmosphere was wrong, you know. we were in a closet. >> the lights were on. >> that you canning about hats and then he figured that was the right time to make his move. he was wrong. >> the lights were on. usual lit game is played with the lights off. >> never heard of the game. >> really. >> classic high school game. >> yeah. >> i think -- i don't think i ever really played in. >> i never played. >> remember spin the bottle. >> got to pick who you got to go into the closet with. >> that was my first time, it was memorable. >> yeah. >> interesting. >> tell us more during the weather forecast. >> check it out. >> we'll let al go do the weather and you'll keep talking. >> you never know what you're going to find out. i like t.all righty. we've been watching this system make its way to the north up into northern new england. this blue line, that's where the freezing line is. 43 in new york city, but you go to hartford, it's 34 and 31 in albany and bangor 11 so it's
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rest of this though, the pink to purple, that's freezing precipitation, and then as we make our way, you can see 37 million people in the path of this winter weather. scranton, albany, hartford, boston, burlington and portland. this will be pushing up into the north. we're basically in new england looking at about 6 to 12 inches of snow or more, but even more important underneath that we're going to be looking at some ice. we're looking at maybe anywhere from a tenth to an inch to quarter of an inch to half han inch of ice and that's a big problem as far as the trees, power lines and road travel. that's what's going on around the country.
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>> i had the opportunity to sit down with computo for a private roding that lasted almost two hours, and as you can see it got very emotional. >> did she pass from an illness? >> since she was 4 years old theresa caputo has been connecting people with their loved ones who have died. >> what do you have in your car that you carry in memory of your dad? >> oh, my god. >> over the years she has stopped by our studio to read our crew. >> did theresa have that right? >> absolutely does. >> and our producers, too. >> did you just get the chills or like the goose about. . know that that was your father's soul. >> and this year on tlc's "long island medium" she's sitting down with celebrities like jim parsons and susan louchy. >> had me lift up the piano seat and i see all the sheet music. >> oh, my goodness. >> now with some trepidation and a bit of skepticism it's my turn for a private reading with theresa in my office. >> what i do is able to give the people the peace in knowing that
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here in the physical world and more importantly your loved ones are you. >> who passed from the chest, heart, lungs or breast? >> my grandmother, yes. >> she labored my breathing which means she passed from the heart, lungs or breast but then she showed me the watching of the breasts, so do you recall that? >> i wasn't there, no, i don't know what happened because she was in brazil. >> that's fine. >> so i -- i don't know what -- who had the miscarriage or the termination? >> i've had had a miscarriage. >> that's fine. >> know that souls that didn't even get the opportunity to walk here in the physical world because they told me you have three children. >> you have two boys. >> so the soul that was lost is considered a child and that the souls do grow on the other side. >> i'm sorry. >> did you know what the child was? >> no, no.
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did you think it was a girl? >> just very early and i struggled with pregnancy so. >> then it was my mother-in-law who seemed to be coming through. >> i was just ejected from a car. >> my mother-in-law was ejected from a car. >> okay. >> so know that your mother-in-law is acknowledging that she passed instantly. usually when spirit acknowledges that, but i -- i don't know what happened. it's a thing of where she didn't suffer. >> she didn't die in the car accident. she lived many years. >> she -- she didn't pass away -- i mean, she lived until her late 70s, but yeah, i mean, she lived a good long life. >> that's fine. >> but she had early onset alzheimer's for the last 17 years. >> my father-in-law believes
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added to the head trauma. >> she also wants to talk about her teeth. >> mm-hmm. >> i don't know if she had beautiful teeth. she just is smiling and i see this beautiful, beautiful smile, so i don't know if there was an issue with her teeth in the end. just acknowledging that she has a beautiful smile. >> i think she always said that she has a beautiful smile. >> perfect. >> and she says please tell my son that i know how he would sit and hold my hand and how i remember that last day that i saw him when he kissed me good-bye and said i'll see you later and he said he loved me. she says please tell my son i love him more. >> that's a tough one, as you saw. jane didn't like restrictions. not in life. and not when it came to watching her calories. why settle on taste? jane thought. that's why jane loves light & fit greek nonfat yogurt.
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snow plows have been out on des moines' roads ever since the flakes started to fly... most of the roads are clear... but there are still slick spots. crews are targeting the major roads first... then moving to the residential side streets. for the second time, they're putting a new tactic to the test... called the "wing formation." that means up to five plows clear the street at the same time... in just one pass. the task is made easier because of a salt solution crews laid down prior to the storm. newton police are still looking for a missing 12 year old girl... charlene rachelle brown was reported missing on christmas eve. she has brown eyes and brown hair and weighs about 135 pounds. brown was last seen wearing white and blue flannel pajamas. police say she could be with a "non custodial family member."
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families can ring in the new year early at a kids friendly event. "guideone imagineve" runs from four to eight on new years eve... hy-vee hall will be filled with inflatable slides, carnival games, and costumed characters. there will
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taking a look at the headlines, flying is likely to be a challenge again today in much of the u.s. because of winter weather. already more than 1,600 flights have been cancelled or delayed with most of the problems in the mid west and the northeast. the ripple effect could have a ripple effect on passengers coast to coast. there's more concern over hoverboards. the consumer products safety commission is investigating at least 22 reports of, hoverboard fires in 17 states. the latest incident happened on monday when a hoverboard caught fire at a mall outside houston possibly because the batteries overheating. several harls in the u.s. have banned hoverboards in checked luggage or carry-ones because of those fire concerns. netflix is offering parents
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it has launched a new set of on-demand countdowns so that parents can let their kids ring in the new year before their bed time. there are six different countdowns including ones with care bears and inspector gadget. heavy traffic is the norm in california's bay area, but it's not often that the backup is being caused by this, a huge elephant seal. apparently the seal was trying to cross a busy highway in sonoma county. highway patrol officers responded along with officials from u.s. fish and wildlife and the marine mammal center and eventually they were able to
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let's get a check of the weather >> and that is your latest weather. countdown for 2016 is on. if you're looking for simple and satisfying appetizers to keep your company munching we've got you covered. justin chapel is host of "food & wine"'s and is here with great tips. >> great to be here. >> we always love havin>> we're make cheese crisps out of parmesana reggiano cheese so what we're going to do is i have a block, cut it into half inch squares, like this. if they fall apart like that it's even better because it's less work. cut it into cute little squares and pop these on a microwave safe plate hand this is genius. >> pop this in the microwave for about 30 seconds. >> okay.
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on to the next thing and we'll come back to that. >> because this is gluten-free. >> fantastic. >> always a better upside right. >> saltine crackers. >> making diy herb crackers. so what we've done is taking melted butter and just spreading it on using everyday saltine crackers. i'll go ahead and do that. >> sprinkle some herbs on here. >> any herbs you want. >> i tend to like dried oregano, dried thyme, do crushed red pepper. want to get really crazy take the chicken bouillon cubes and sprinkle them on top. >> i hear the microwave. >> make sure it's not hot. >> and check that out. >> they get nice and flat like that, coop them up and put them on a drying rack and you get these awesome little crackers. crispy and serve them with salami, other cheese. >> and we're still doing this. >> yeah. after you brush your butter and sprinkle the herbs pop them in
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you get these awesome lightly brown crackers. >> sprinkle a little sea salt on them maybe. >> even better. >> i love this. this fabulous shrimp plate. >> this, my friend, is the best way to serve of shrimp cocktail at a parliament check this out. i filled the pan with water and froze it till it's firm and take it out, just like that and put it right on a platter, and put your shrimp around it and cocktail sauce in the middle. >> genius. >> if you use a metal pan, that's fine. pop it in hot water and flip it out on to a plate. now, everybody loves pizza. >> sure. >> but this is mini pizza so what we've done is we have recall flour tortillas, cut them out in a circle and brush them with baking oil and bake them at 350 until they are nice and brown and nice little crisps and
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better, top them with sauce. why don't you sprinkle some cheese and taken a little cutter like this. pepperonis. >> and bake them again until the cheese melts and check that out. >> is it good? >> you are a mad genius. unbelievable. justin, thank you so much. that's fantastic. >> thanks for having me. >> how do you top this, with baby animals? that's right. baby animals. if that's not enough to bring you back, i don't know what it is. >> come on. >> look at how cute. the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body.
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so cute. this morning on call of the wild it's almost time to growl good-bye to 2015 and roar hello to 2016. >> here to ring in the new year a little early with adorable baby animals is wildlife expert and biologist corbin maxie. corbin, good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm in love with this little guy already until you told me he's a rodent. >> so many people think it's a cross between a rabbit and deer. it's actually a rodent, from central and southern argentina. give her the bottle. only 3-weeks-old. >> do i have to burp, it too? >> 3 weeks old and mature rapidly. born with their eyes open. >> don't think it wants anymore. >> it can get, the large ones 35 pounds, 18 to 35 pounds. >> so cute. >> hand this is cool, you guys.
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human, one of the only mammals that is monogamous. >> they mate for life. >> form lifelong bonds. parents take great care of the babies. they will guard them. >> adorable. >> they are super, super neat. >> i love you even more. you have very cute. >> there you go. >> okay. what do we have next? >> what's next? >> okay. i've been waiting for this. these are baby southern stingray pups from adventure aquarium. >> look at their eyes. >> visitors can do this. >> dig in. >> no, no, no, no. i've done this. i have a thing with stingray. went to the camden aquarium and got in a pool with the stingrays. >> i know they are agitated. might have been in an accident this morning but they are safe. >> john, get in there. >> i'm going to take the spectator's seat. >> let's go. >> all right. >> isn't that cool. >> feels so stingray darby. >> slimy.
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they give birth to like miniature adults. come on, natalie. >> don't make me do it. >> agh. >> stingray. >> come out like miniature adults. they get very big. the female 16 feet and up to like 200 pounds so that's huge. >> wow. >> and also i want to point this out. their ven on mouse barbs have been removed. >> before you pointed this thing at me. >> only used as a last defense mechanism. >> just do the stingray shuffle. >> what is the stingray shuffle? >> shuffle your feet. found from new jersey all the way down to brazil. so beautiful, beautiful species. >> what else you got? >> come on over. >> more babes. >> oh, my goodness. >> he loves his animals. >> these are cute. i will hold one of these. >> take him out. >> it's an angora rabbit. >> oh, my god. >> these are only a 5 weeks old.
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so these guys actually just like the other will mature rapidly and a female doe rabbit will have seven or eight litters a year and could have like 100. >> you guys have kids, don't you? >> i have dogs, a dog and a dat so i'm good. they have been domesticated for a very long time, right? >> 400 years. >> actually why domesticated in turkey in the french royalty. look at that face. >> adorable. >> you can't even see the eyes there. need to be groomed on a regular basis. >> if you take them home make sure to get them groomed on a weekly basis. right? >> rabbits, rodent, what else you got? >> one more. >> got one more. >> look at this. >> hold on, hold hon. >> i'll trade you. >> john, you're going to freak out. put this -- >> so tiny. look at this. put this in your hand, dude. >> all righty. >> see how big his hand is. look at that. make sure it doesn't fall.
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braveheart is a leopard tortoise, one of the largest tortoise species in the world. >> there's the little body. >> this is his food. >> how big will he get in. >> they will life over 100 years and basically get like nearly three feet and weigh over 100 pounds. >> do they ever stop growing? >> they don't. >> don't go off the table braveheart. hold, hold. >> and what are you doing? >> oh, my goodness. >> like what -- >> tortoise and the hare race. >> he's winning with, just like the book. >> oh, my goodness. >> oh, my goodness. >> really quickly. the sex of the offspring is determined by the temperature. females are produced at higher temperatures and males at lower temperatures. >> of the habitat that they are in. >> that's cool. >> come on. >> i can't harbor a pet for another 100 years. >> thank you. >> al, dylan, what do you have coming up? >> john cena, well played.
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>> up next, do you know which romantic classic comedy features a major love -- i'm giving you more. gives you -- what am i saying? we're playing don't drop the ball. it's a new year's trivia game coming up right after this. to the couple wondering what a good deal looks like... no. seriously? we'll give it a 6 for composition. scary. wow, what about just putting a fair, no haggle price on the window? not zany enough? sometimes the best deals
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>> don't drop the ball! >> yes! we are going to test natalie and al on new year's eve trivia. john john, hope john, hopefully you can get redemption. >> in an ultimate -- >> when harry met sally. >> how well do you know the words to the classic "auld lange signe"? can you finish the words? >> al? will drink -- >> no.
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forgot -- >> no. for you and me -- >> will take a cup of kindness next. >> everybody's slurring their words by then anyway. in real life this superstar couple got married on new year's eve in 1997. he was 90s sitcom royalty and she fell in love with the nutty professor. >> jada pinket smith and will smith. >> right. this is based on new year's day and ends on new year's eve. >> hobbit." >> incorrect. >> briget's diaries. >> that's right. >> ghost busters.
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>> that was just for you. >> we have a video clue. >> this 1949's song is performed on youtube and it went viral in 2011. >> "what are you doing christmas eve"? >> how many points does al have right now? >> like three. but who's counting? >> question number seven, this distinguished actor celebrates his birthday on new year's. he won an oscar for playing gandi. >> earnest borgnine. >> where do you get these answers? >> finish the lyrics to this new year's eve classic tune.
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it's up to you, what's your pleasure -- >> okay, john. we all want to do some stuff that's weird >> new year's eve. >> the brat back decides to rob five five stores -- >> "ocean's 11." >> yes! >> ooh, i have your prize. >> thank you. >> it's a really announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on the bully... jeb bush: donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. that's not going to happen. (applause) announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on isis. jeb will destroy isis... and keep america safe. jeb bush: the united states should not delay
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on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. new year's guys. >> happy new year, everybody. >> that's fantastic. >> make noise. >> ring in the new.
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kathie lee and hoda coming up cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change.
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police are still looking for a suspect in a deadly des moines shooting. it happened at an apartment complex on south union street sunday night. officers found 36 year old tacono conner dead in a hallway... along with 37 year old amy stolki, who's expected to survive. police
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