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making history. a snow storm of epic proportions set to bury our nation's capital in just a few hours. at least two feet expected in d.c. more in other places. 88 million americans to be impact, and our team of weather wizards is tracking it all. >> breaking overnight, a university of virginia student arrested and detained in nk accused of committing a hostile act. what was he doing there, and what will the u.s. government do to get him out? mr. nice guy? >> we will be unified. we will be one. we will be happy again. >> donald trump tells voters he'll bring the country together, but then just hours later released this ad attacking ted cruz while hillary clinton turns to pop star demi lovato. >> i don't think there's a woman more competent than hillary clinton. >> hoping to bring in young voters in a tight race in iowa. and uber attack.
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heated physical confrontation with a driver. >> get the [ bleep ] out of the car! >> and she could be looking for a new mode of transportation today, friday, january 22nd, 2016. >> 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." it's friday morning. we've got willie in for matt. it's a combination of feelings, excitement and terror about this snow storm that's bearing down on east. >> in technical meteorological terms this thing is a beast. this is the live conditions in christiansburg, virginia, 35 miles south of roanoke. we could have taken any one of a number of pictures across the east coast. it's ugly out there. >> how will it look in 24 hours? of course, it's our top story because more than 88 million americans are in the path of this storm. at least 20 states from arkansas to new york are already covered
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>> with more than two feet expected in washington, d.c., a snow emergency going into effect there this morning. public schools are closed and government offices will shut down at noon. >> and flight cancellations already mounting. nearly 5,000 today and tomorrow. we've got this storm covered from all angles so let's start with dylan dryer in virginia this morning. dylan, good morning to you. >> hey, savannah. my marching orders yesterday were go found snow and, boy, have we found it. we're in southwestern virginia outside of roanoke. it started snowing at 5:00 this morning and it's accumulating quickly. up until last night the biggest threats with this storm have been rain, severe storms and patchy ice, but now the focus is the heavy snow and from now through saturday conditions are only going to get worse. overnight a possible tornado touched down near hattiesburg, mississippi, downing trees and power lines and destroying a mobile home.
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slamming the south and east. this morning 88 million people could be impacted by some form of nasty winter weather, that's roughly one out of every four americans. >> this winter storm is only going to get worse. >> reporter: all along the east coast from north carolina to new york people are bracing for the worst. this caravan of power crews drove from florida to north carolina preparing for up to half an inch of ice and the power outages almost certain to follow. >> our goal is to be overprepared and hopefully underwhelmed. >> reporter: a state of emergency is already in effect in five states, maryland and d.c.'s kick in this morning. starting later today and through the weekend the washington, d.c. area will be the winter storm capital of the nation, an anticipateing two feet or more. it's reminiscent of the 2010 snow they called snowmageddon or
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the city for days. this one is likely to be worse. >> earlier i had 18 to 24. i'm now going 20 to 30 inches of snow, plus it's going to take a long time for us to clean up from that. so our plan today is to make it back to washington, d.c. if the storm is moving at about 40 miles per hour and we can do about 41, maybe we'll get there before the snow does, but it's going to be a slow go on i-81. we're watching the time here to go 25 miles. it's already going to take about 40 minutes. it's going to be a rough ride today. hopefully most people just stay home. willie and savannah. >> i see that wetness on your face. i hope it's snow and not tears. going to be a tough one. >> it's a both. >> dylan, thanks a lot. let's focus on the storm's impact on the capital city. officials in washington are taking unprecedented precautions to prepare. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is there for us. miguel, what's it looking like?
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just cold but certainly expect to be in the bullseye. they are expecting upwards of district of columbia. that number will climb in the get hammered. i want to show you what it looked like earlier this week. we got just a dusting, less than an inch of snow on wednesday, knees. there were long traffic delays and we expect bigger problems this afternoon when the first snow rolls in. governors in five different states and in more than 14 counties have already declared states of emergency. the federal government says they will should down today at noon. schools are also closed. transportation problems are going to be an issue. some 2,200 flights all across this region have already been cancelled. they are prepping for a major storm here. take a look at a it looked like inside grocery stars and hardware stores earlier yesterday. they have been scrambling to get their hands on anything they can. folks say they will hunker down and ride this storm out.
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weekend and everyone here trying to prepare as best as they can for a major storm anticipated to hit us in the next few hours. willie? >> taking it very seriously. thank you so much. >> let's turn to al. is it going to be as bad as advertised. >> we have the caveat if the storm moves in any direction that will affect what we show you, but right now 1,200 miles worth of winter weather advisories, from northern louisiana all the way to new england, and we have blizzard warnings in effect stretching from washington, baltimore, dover, philadelphia, new york city. so we've got a severe situation starting to develop. we also have severe weather down through the southeast. we've got to keep an eye on that because of severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes, so we'll watch that as well. now, as we go into our accumulations, here's what we're looking for, because we've already seen snow and ice in memphis. 2 to 5 inches of snow expected. nashville, tennessee. you'll see it at 4 to 8 inches.
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to 14 inches of snow, and as we get closer to the coast with winds and snow we are going to be looking at quite a bit. washington an baltimore right now. we're calling for anywhere from 18 to 26 inches of snow. it begins at 4:00 this afternoon and wind gusts at 50 miles per hour, snowfall two to four inches per hour. in philadelphia and central new jersey we're looking for the snow starting around 11:00 and wind gusts to 40 miles per hour and snow of 12 to 18 inches. new york city, the surrounding area, long island. look for six to 12 inches. the snow starts early saturday morning. wind gusts of 55 miles per hour and look at this, we're talking about a significant ice storm from knoxville, tennessee, raleigh. charlotte is the bullseye. we could see almost an inch of ice, and the power outage possibilities from charlotte to washington, d.c. are very likely
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and snow, so this is going to be a really dangerous storm as the hours move through. >> the ice and the winds scare me. thank you, al. >> breaking overnight now. an american college student arrested and detained in north korea. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely following this story for us. bill, what's the latest. >> reporter: gk good morning, willie. another american arrested by the north koreans accusing him of a hostile act though they don't say what that is and entering the country in the guise of a tourist as they put it, but, quote, plotting to undermine the country's unity, and they say he was manipulated by the u.s. government. they have named him as otto frederick warmwbeir, we believe he's from cincinnati, went with a tour group in china and don't know where he's being held but it's almost certainly in the capital pyongyang and, of course, we don't know his side of the story.
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are working on that. we do know north korea is feeling the heat right now after its recent nuclear test with the u.s. and other weighinging up more sanctions, and in the past north korea has arrested foreigners and paraded them on tv admitting to some wrongdoing to try to win concessions or diplomatic room to negotiate. no sign of any tv appearance so far, but the timing and the harshness of this statement, this arrest is no coincidence. the north koreans may try to use this young man as a bargaining chip. savannah, will. >> i we know previously americans have been held for years on end in north korea. hopefully this is different. new controversy on the republican side. ten days out from the iowa caucuses a national magazine is calling for all republicans to run against donald trump and donald trump is out with a new attack ad. let's start our coverage with nbc news correspondent peter
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peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: donald trump or ted cruz, even as more and more establishment republicans are warming to trump as the lesser of two evils, they say, conservatives are fighting back with a series of blistering editorial calling trump a charlton, a wannabe and worse and trump released his first negative attack ad of the campaign, targeting who else, senator cruz. >> want to do if in a humane way. >> donald trump on the offensive. >> i'm donald trump and i approve this message. >> reporter: going after ted cruz with a new ad out this morning using cruz's own words against him on the topic of immigration. >> of course i wanted the bill to pass, my amendment to pass. >> reporter: cruz quickly shooting back with an attack ad of his own. >> trump won't change the system. he's what's wrong with it >> reporter: bitter on-air exchange comes hours after trump slammed cruz in front of a rowdy las vegas crowd calling the candidate a party pariah. >> here's a united states senator, republican. don't have support of one other
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there's something wrong there, and i can tell you they like me. >> reporter: cruz attacking trump on the very same point. >> if as a voter you think what we need is more republicans in washington to cut a deal with harry reid and nancy pelosi and chuck schumer then i guess donald trump is your guy. >> reporter: late thursday the conservative magazine "national review" released a special issue oppose trump's bid for the presidency with essays from conservatives like eric erickson and glenn buck saying trump is a philosophical -- >> it's a dying newspaper. circulation is way down. not many people read it anymore. >> reporter: frump is looking to widen his nest recasting himself as the kumbaya candidate. >> i will bring our country together. we will be unified. we will be one. well be happy again. >> reporter: but according to our most recent poll most americans aren't feeling t.trump's widely disliked by
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women, the billionaire so polarizing people weighing in behind the grave. his dying wish, in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for donald trump. >> as a result of that against trump issue the "national review" has been booted from co-hosting an upcoming debate as magazine's publisher tweets small price to pay for speaking the truth about the donald. savannah and willie. >> peter alexander, thank you. let's flip over to the democratic side. hillary clinton bringing in more star power to give her campaign a boost as bernie sanders surges as just the right time for him. nbc's andrea mitchell has more on what has become a tight race. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: indeed it is, good morning. willie. today, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be campaigning in new hampshire, but it's in iowa where the democratic primary is heating up. with both candidates trying to attract younger voters. >> you get the first chance to decide who should be the next
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>> reporter: with just ten days to go in the iowa caucuses hillary clinton is trying to shore up support with younger voters who have been flocking to bernie sanders. thursday night appearing with singer demi voto in iowa city. >> we go forward with confidence. thank you, demi! >> reporter: as race keeps getting tighter a new poll shows sanders could have an eight-point lead in iowa assuming he can bring new voters to the caucus so both believe the contest is closer. clinton stepping up his attacks on sanders. >> in theory, there's a lot to like about some of his ideas, but in theory isn't enough. >> reporter: echoing how she tried to defeat barack obama in 2008. >> you are not going to wave a magic wand and have the special interests disappear! >> i wish that we could elect a democratic bhopt could wave a magic wand. >> i'm not interested in ideas that sound good on paper but
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>> reporter: and she's slamming sanders as being naive on foreign policy. >> he suggested we invite iranian troops into syria. that is like asking the arsonist to be the firefighter. >> reporter: as sanders crisscrossed new hampshire, he's taking advantage of his momentum, releasing a new ad aimed at inspiring young voters in iowa set to "simon and garfunkel's." "america." for people in iowa the choice is anything but clear. >> still a week, a lot of time for candidates to bring up the issues i'm passionate about, say things that i may or may not agree with the. >> reporter: earlier this morning hillary clinton's campaign released a new ad touting her experience as secretary of state. she's hoping that experience, especially in foreign policy, trumps the economic message that's empowering sanders with his supporters. both supporters in campaign in new hampshire hitting iowa for the weekend. >> ten days out and both races
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a look at the other headlines, "washington post" reporter freed from iran is on his way home to the u.s. this morning. jason rezaian and his family have left that u.s. military hospital in landstuhl, germany. rezaian was released after 18 months in captivity in a prisoner swap between the u.s. and iran. in a statement rezaian said, quote, i am overjoyed to be reconnecting with my family. i plan to relax and enjoy home-cooked meals, sports with them over the next few days and weeks. other news this morning, there are growing concerns about the mosquito-borne zika virus. public health officials in el salvador advising women to put off pregnancies for next two years to avoid passion on virus. there are now 96 suspected cases in el salvador. psychoa has been linked to a rare birth defect causing fetus to not form properly.
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captain was charged this week flying a plane while under the influence of alcohol. the 60-year-old flew from portland oregon to original county california in june of 2014 and upon arriving was asked to submit to a random drug and alcohol test. officials say he posted a blood-alcohol reading of at least 0.13. he was removing from flying duties and later retired. if convicted of these charges, he could mace a maximum of 15 years in prison. wild new video that shows a 2-year-old boy running down the middle of a busy oregon highway. officials say the toddler managed to escape the open door of a community center while his parents were cleaning up there. a sheriff's deputy was driving down the road when he slams on the brakes to avoid hitting the child. the deputy quickly grabbed the boy and took him to safety. the parents were searching for him. the incident was accidental and no criminal charges were filed. now to the video we showed you at the top of the show. a miami doctor has been placed
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video surfaced of a confrontation between her and her uber drifrm the video showing the driver slapping the driver and later trying to knee him. the passenger was there to pick up another passenger and she got in the car and threw all the driver's belongings out the wind doe. she was not arrested because the driver did not press charges. wow. >> wow. that's all you can say is wow on that one. let's get more on this storm now, al. what else do you have?
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around the rest of the >> and that's your latest weather. savannah?
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the man accused of killing amanda knox's roommate. what he's now saying about ill-fated night and why he says justice has not been done. and the snow and ice beginning as that major storm moves into the east. the trouble it's already causing on the roads and at the airport.
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we're back now at 7:30, friday morning, january 22nd, 7:30. there's the scene, christiansburg, virginia. we're starting to see what people are going to say is a monster of a storm starting to take hold this morning. al says it's going to get a lot worse over the next 24 hours. a lot more on this blizzard coming up in just a few. >> let's begin this half hour with some other headlines. the conservative magazine national review out with a series of essays from its editors titled "against trump." they blast the republican front-runner's bid for the white house labeling him a menace to american conservatism. take a listen to trump's response. >> the requests national review" is a dying pavement its circulation is way down. not very many people read it anymore. >> reporter: spl. >> meantime trump south with a new ad this morning accusings ted cruz of flip-flopping on immigration. a university of virginia student is being held in north korea this morning for
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and endinin the country under the guise of thth tourist. u.s. diplomats are working to free that 22-year-old. >> republican presidential hopeful and new jersey governor chris christie under some heat this morning with most of his state under a blizzard watch. governor christie has decided to remain on the campaign trail in new hampshire and says he's confident state officials can handle it, and if the situation changes he says he will return home immediately. new york city mayor bill de blasio weighing in this morning saying christie, quote, needs to come back. let's get the latest on that storm. nbc's gabe gutierrez down in charlotte, north carolina for us. gabe, what does it look like for us there? >> reporter: well, good morning. it's an absolute mess out here. the snow started in the overnight and pounded the charlotte area for several hours and then it turned into freezing rain and we've been seeing that on and off for the last several hours and it's turning into a dangerous morning commute. right behind me there's a car with the flashers on and it spun out with the icy conditions.
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area are expecting at least half an inch of ice. dozen of salt trucks have been out and what they are trying to do is a repeat that really paralyzed the city. thankfully many are staying home and students h he closednd bus service has just been cancelled and american airlines have cancelled all of its flight into and out of charlotte. also cancelled a major pep rally that had been scheduled for later today for the carolina panthers. they are still set to play in the huge fiske championship game here in charlotte on sunday. just to the west in the carolina money chance, boone, north carolina is expecting a foot of snow and the major concern here in charlotte is ice and we're already starting to see the dangerous slippery conditions develop right behind us. guys, back for you. >> hope people stay safe and a lot of panther fans are hoping cam newton can get to the stadium on sunday. >> you know travel will be ugly.
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cancelled over the next couple of days. that storm will only grow as the storm intensifies. kristen, what are you seeing there? >> good morning, savannah. already a lot of disappointed passengers getting here to find out their flights have been cancelled. today at laguardia 10%. flights already cancelled for the day and that number is expected to grow as we go through the day and the next 48 hours as the weather deteriorates. it's really a mess nationwide. almost 5,000 cancellations nationwide over the next two days. that will affect some 100,000 air travelers. many flights from here, of course, already cancelled to places that are beginning to see the bad weather. like charlotte where american airlines as gabe said cancelled all of its flight into and out of charlotte. already seeing the snow and ice. keep in mind that's an american airline hub so that throws a wrench into the entire system.
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into and out of charlotte over the last couple of days. a couple other airport you want to be careful flying into and out of the next couple of days and call your carrier. baltimore airport, seeing almost 300 delays and washington dulles and washington reagan also seeing hundreds of delays and then newark here in the new york area along with laguardia also seeing a lot of delays horvat next couple of days. airlines have been offering passengers free change fees to make the changes, make the cancellations if they are not going to be able to fly, but a lot of people getting here and surprised this morning and things just going to get worst. savannah. >> kristen, thank you so much. you can say home it's better to do so.
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tracking the storm and jinchings and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. amanda knox is finding herself in the spotlight as the man convicted of murdering her roommate meredith kercher is speaking out from behind bars. nbc's kelly cobiella has the story for us. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. incredible that we're talking about this store again.
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boyfriend rafaelfaele sollecito moving on and now there's yet another surprise twist. the only person to be convicted in meredith kercher's murder is speaking out and what he explains happened that night is gruesome and graphic and points the finger again at amanda knox. it was a murder case watched by the world, amanda knox young and beautiful accused of killing her roommate, british student meredith kercher in 2007. she and her boyfriend from cleared last year, case closed. now in an interview from prison rudy guede says meredith invited him over and he was in the bathroom in the house he shared with knox when the doorbell rang. i heard the start of an argument, i had said. i clearly recognized amanda's voice. he's asked you're sure it was her voice.
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but no mention of sollecito. inside guidi said he saw a man in a distinctive hat and the man said let's go. there's someone in the house. he says he found meredith bleeding but alive in her room and tried to help. she was trying to tell me something, he says. she made a sound and i tried to write it in the wall in her bad because i was trying to help her. meredith was fully closed and the door open when he ran but police found her body half naked, the bra shredded and the door locked. amanda snoks wouldn't comment on the interview. when she spoke to matt in 2013 she said the evidence pointed to him. >> there's no trace of me in the noom where my friend was murdered. there's traces all over the
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did this. rudy gudidy was arrested. he said he ran because he was afraid and insists he's interviewed. his interview will not change anything legally for knox and sollecito and after they were cleared he asked the courts to take another look at his case. they are not likely, the case, is not likely to take it up and he's now served about half of his 16-year sentence and could be out by 2018, and would i say the chance of us talking about this story then between now and then is pretty good. >> never seems to go away. kelly cobiella, thank you so much. coming up next, bread and milk no, where to be found, a run on onions. what? how people are preparing for this nasty storm. >> onions, you say. plus, what you're probably doing wrong when it comes ah, this lucky boy... he has no idea what's coming.
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we're back. the monster storm beginning to hit the east coast. the nation's capital bracing for what could be its biggest blizzard ever and that has people racing to the stores and stripping the shelves bare. nbc's miguel almaguer is here with us from the national mall once again. hey, guys, good morning. >> reporter: i know that's cliche but you can call this the calm before the store, the national mall in the tidal basin is as quiet as it gets. the city is getting set to shut down. they are getting ready but the question is are they prepared. >> this could be the top storm in our history. >> it's a town known for being divided and this morning easy certainly feels like a tale of two cities. there is both preparation and panic here. >> don't stake the storm for granted.
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>> 2,000 people waiting in the express line. >> never seen a line this long. >> reporter: as the monster storm closes in some 88 million people in 16 states are in its path. >> when we get snow, you know, we shut down. >> reporter: washington, d.c. already crippled by just a dusting of snow this week. expecting two feet more. officials are now promising to keep the roads clear and even as hardware and grocery store shelves go empty. >> and we real very a run on this. >> reporter: the governor issuing a warning, stockpile food while you can. not just to last the weekend but enough last up to an entire week. >> reporter: with milk missing from many stores, shelves once full of bread are bare and can you find loaves for sale on facebook for $20. social media documenting the drama. getting real up in other. decisions, decisions. >> fruits and salad and cheese and wine.
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running dry, so is trader joe's. >> we're going to stay open until we no longer can. >> reporter: weekend whiteout which could rival snowmageddon 2010 may pack 36 hours of blinding snow and power outages. >> i have no idea how to use a generator. >> reporter: mike and vicky and baby judith worrying about the heat going out. road crews are on overdrive and overtime. >> just be patient and give us a chance to get out there. >> reporter: and this morning one bishop in virginia isn't taking any chances saying catholics can skip sunday mess. better stay home than be safe than sorry. the federal government here will shut down at noon. schools are already closed for the day in some 2,300 flights have already been cancelled.
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taking this very seriously. guys, back for you. >> it looks like washington is ready. >> thanks so much. >> have you ever gone to the store and stockpiled up per storm. >> and not to the extent that i'm seeing in some of these pictures. >> stores have been sacked. >> what are the essentialite snems. >> milk, bread, beer. >> wine. >> i think so. >> peanut butter, bourbon and netflix. i'll throw those in. >> coming up. is the engagement back senator. >> yeah. >> what appears to be big news from miley cyrus and lieiams hemsworth. >> and coming up next, is this a first look at the apple car? carson has this story from the soup and sandwich and somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good, and sandwich and soup and inside jokes,
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it's 7:561, carson once again on the leading edge of the next big thing. what's going on? >> well, this is going to take maybe a little imagination but it's still exciting. apple has not officially confirm the car is in the works but rumors have been around for long time thatthey have a plala to actually make one. it's been referred to on the inside as an open secret. what one company couldn't wait to see what that might look like so they put out this ad here. again, apple had nothing to do with this but in the video stood stirred up a lot of excitement saying it integrates with your iphone, the apple watch and the wrap around dashboard on the car shows you traffic predictions and lets you answer your phone calls, apple maps and safari and siri. a lot of rumors that -- these are all the rumors right here. they are saying it's called project titan. there's rumored to be over 1,000
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, here comes the snow. 88 million americans are hunkering down in the wake of that monster snow storm from where it will hit hand the right way to shovel. we've got you covered. then a victory for amal. >> oh, thank you. thank you. >> why the international lawyer also known as mrs. clooney is celebrating a major step in her crusade for human rights. >> i think we're one step closer to justice, but there's still a lot to do. let's get it started >> and warm it up or just chill out. why starting your car ahead of time in the cold may not be the best idea. today, friday, january 22nd, 2016. >> snow can't stop us! >> mother-daughtetetrip fromm indiana.
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>> here celebrating my birthday. >> it took us 40 years to get to "today"! >> yeah, good morning, and good morning, everybody. it's friday, january 22nd, 2016 and what an adorable crowd we have out here on our plaza. they are not afraid of any snow or wind or blizzard or rain. they are here being adorable. >> no what i a blizzard can stop us from being here. >> there you go. >> a busy weekend for you and dylan dryer down in virginia. 88 million people in the red zone across the east. we're going to get our forecast in a minute. what's going on. already snowy where you are. >> it started snowing around 5:00 this morning and now it's like these big snow flakes, cotton balls basically falling from the sky and they accumulate quickly.
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of snow here. this is just southwest of roanoke. we've seen the snow is that righting through western north carolina. we have some aerial footage of the show in charlotte, north carolina. they are starting to get blakeeted with a layer of snow and icing is going to be an issue across the eastern section of the carolinas, but this whole storm system, just on the leading edge of it and once the heavy snow starts it's going to stick around for a long time. through saturday, in fact and that's why we're measuring the storm and the forecast is measuring the storm in terms of feet. this is what's moving to washington, d.c., the bigger cities, washington, d.c., baltimore, new york, philadelphia, you all still have a few more hours to get out and prepare your last-minute plans before this storm hits. this is what it's going to look like once the storm reaches you. we have basically just everything getting coated in white and when you get the heavier bursts of snow it will
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the winds kick in on top of that, perhaps up to 60 miles per hour, that will reduce visibility even more. the storm is hitting mainly over weekend so hopefully people will stay home and stay safe. we're in it right now and will fall it back to d.c. >> stay safe on the roads. this young lady, what's your name? >> macy buchanan. >> you're supposed to be flying out tomorrow morning. >> correct. >> and what did you get on your phone that there is trouble with my flight. >> and you guys are trying to head back to d.c., right in the supposed to get a bus and your bus has been cancelled. >> yes. >> there's a enrao, you just saw it on the screen and severe weather down to the south as part of this storm so we're watching that as well. however, when we get to the snowfall, it is going to be, i mean, a huge -- stretching from the mississippi river valley, tupelo, mississippi, 1 to 2, louisville up to 7 inches and charleston up to 18 inches of
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inches and new york 6 to 12 and philly 12 to 18 and baltimore 18 to 26 and washington, d.c. and in that area to the west, anywhere from 18 to 26 inches. could be a foot of snow, and ice accumulation big problems. we're going to see power outages stretching possibly from central georgia. to get worse. it's going to be one of these storms that we're going to activity. let's go inside to get the latest on our news. sheinelle jones has more on that. >> good morning to you. north korea says it's holding an american college student for what it calls a hostile act. it identifies him as otto frederick warmbier, a student at the university of virginia. north korea says he entered under the guise of a tourist. this comes amid touch sanctions against north korea over recent
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jason rezaian is on his way, up. americans release in a prisoner swap between the u.s. and iran. amir hekmati landed thursday in michigan. he was held for four-and-a-half years and at one point received a death sentence. he says he's happy to be home. donald trump is out this morning with a new ad attacking ted cruz using his own words against him on the topic of imcraig. the trump campaign it will spend their 2 million to run the ad in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina. meantime, conservative magazine "national review" has released its cover for a new issue oppose trump's bid for the presidency calling him a political opportunist and among democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be campaigning today in new hampshire. on thursday in iowa clinton sought to boost her support from younger voters appearing with singer demi lovato and stepping up her attacks on bernie
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the iowa caucuses are ten days away. a wild and woolly end for a chase in new zealand. for 80 minutes police were pursuing the driver of a stolen car who refused to stop. the chase finally ended thanks to a farmer and his huge flock of sheep crossing the road. the driver and three other people in the car were arrested and are probably feeling a bit sheepish about the whole thing. >> baa. >> you're welcome, and it was a rude awakening thursday in the florida keys when a man woke up to find this guy, a huge 8 foot crocodile relaxing in his backyard pool. it hung out until wildlife officials showed up and figured it was best to wander out of there. >> i'll take a crocodile in a pool if it's warm as opposed to the east coast weather. >> really? >> i take the snow. >> i take the snow. sglfl that's how much i don't like snow. >> sheinelle, thank you.
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update tied to amal clooney's recent trip to washington, d.c. you'll remember nbc's cynthia mcfadden was there and has the update. hi, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. certainly couldn't imagined last week when we were in washington with amal clooney what would have happened in the last 24 hours. when the ex-president of the maldives landed in london, the first hug was for his wife and former first lady. >> i thank you, i thank you so much. >> reporter: second for his lawyer, amal clooney. >> thank you. >> reporter: just a week ago that the human rights activist and wife of actor/director george clooney sat down and spoke exclusively to nbc news about her fight for mohammed nashid. >> democracy is dead in the middle east. >> reporter: hand we were there as she hand her co-counsel went to washington to lobby the administration for targeted sanctions against the leaders of the tiny island nation. >> we'll go to work on that. >> reporter: nashid was sentenced to 13 years on
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the u.n. called bogus. clooney told us the beatings he endured while in custody made his situation even more urgent. >> he's actually losing the ability to feel the left side of his body. he needs urgent surgery. >> reporter: within days of our interview the current government in the maldives allowed it would allow nashid to travel to london to get that surgery. >> i think we're one step close thundershower justice and there's still a lot to do. grave problems in the maldives and a lot to discuss. >> reporter: for now they are celebrating the release of the man nicknamed the mandela of the maldives. >> just two days ago i was in cole industry and now i'm able to be free right now. >> reporter: former president is due back in the maldives in 45 days after surgery but if he
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out remainder of his sentence. >> they would like for him to remain in exile in london. they don't want him to come back and be a political force. the lawyers are going to continue to advocate for sanctions against the maldives to erase the sentence and he can go back and be a political factor there and 45 days, we'll see. >> talk about a legal force, aisrael mal clooney getting this done. >> thanks, cynthia. just ahead, adele saying hello, it's me, to a new record on "pop start." marked by another international superstar she just shattered. >> and the age-old question, i'm calling it an age-old question. >> is it ever okay to heat in bed? >> thumbs up. >> and are your hands chapped?
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we're back at -- you know, i'm feeling a little sick. anyway, you know what time it is. it's trending time. we've talked a lot this morning about the storm. what is something a lot of people do when it's cold outside, guys? >> drink. >> second check.
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it's cold sometimes you go out and turn on your car early and warm it up. >> yeah. >> turns out that is the worst thing you can do. >> yeah. >> the folks at business insider looked into this and they say warming up your car is not a good idea. idling the injury could actually dry out the interior of the gar ruining the pivottons and cylinders so what is the best way to warm up your car. go out and drive. >> my car has automatic start, that's what it is for, to get it going and warm it up. >> i thought you warm it up so it would be warm inside, the heater. >> did that last week for the kids. don't want to put them in the freezer works so you get a couple minutes of minutes ahead of time. >> time for your story. >> ready for this one. is it ever okay to eat in bed? >> yes. >> yes, sure.
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this topic comes up because of chef nigella lawson weighed in. >> by the side of my bed because it's not on the same floor is a the kitchen and on the side of my bed i've learned to keep a little collection of condiments. it's not meant to be funny. it's very helpful and the ridiculous thing is i am very -- one of my great luxuries is that i like very expensive and gorgeous bed linen and then i ruin it by, you know, dumping soy sauce all over it. >> okay. i wasn't thinking about condiments. >> soy sauce. >> has had a whole meal going. >> cookie crumbs. >> a couple of potato chips but that's a whole meal. >> maybe a pizza. >> that would be it. >> a pizza.
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i've done pizza, a slice. literally did this last night. catching up hon homeland, crackers and cheese sitting in bed. >> remember the bed tray. next to the tv tray. >> it is true, your spouse doesn't like it, my spouse is like why are there crackers in this bed? >> my spouse bought a roomba to put in the sheet. >> we asked you on twitter is it okay to eat in bed. 53% said no, not okay. not okay. 47% apparently not bothered by a few crumbs in the sheet. >> the what do you think? >> joy bauer. >> obsessed with one, had four of them. right by the bed. the point is they were right by my bed so i kept going. >> maybe that's the reason not to keep it by your sgled thank you, al roker. >> food for thought. >> i see what you did there.
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>> here's the post going viral on the social news website redid. just passes out. here's what's funny. it doesn't happen just once or twice or three times. it happens all the time. she posted a collage of 30 photos catching her husband falling asleep halfway into glass number two. >> does she finish the wine. >> i would. >> i would have the world's longest straw. >> exactly. >> you work a long shift. >> the first glass is like there for it. >> exactly. >> some students at an ohio high school wanted to distract the rival team at a game recently so check out how far they went. they staged a mock baby delivery in the stands. mock baby delivery. >> oh, wow. >> that's a male student pretending to give birth. >> did he make the shot in the.
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the shot always comes out. >> meant to distract the guy shooting the free throw. >> nice. >> the baby was born healthy. >> 6'1" with nikes. and it was breech. >> posted by storied rivals. >> now to wedding bells for two of hollywood's leading laid is. >> reporter: first mariah carey thursday night, she said yes to james patrick, a billionaire from australia, popped the question here in new york last november and she sat down with steve harvey and told everybody how show and james met. >> first met in aspen ironically like a couple years ago. we were at the "hercules" premiere. we were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that and -- and so we hit it off. >> i'm not sure why that was
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>> i missed the other part naff. >> that's hock. >> this will be the third marriage for both of them so congratulations to both of them. good wishes also this morning to miley cyrus and liam helmsworth. the couple's engagement is back often the news first reported by "people" magazine. liam initially popped the question back in 2012 but the pair split up the following year and now they have apparently moved back in together and are ready to try again. good luck to them and finally another day, another milestone for adele. sorry, spsi, "gangnam style" the first video to reach a billion. >> have you ever tried to do the horsey dance to hello. remember. >> that's your pop start here, guys. >> a little something for everybody. al. how about a check of the
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happening across the rest of the >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al. thanks >> this store will have an effect on us outside and it will
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chapped lips that a lot of us get. dr. debra wattenburg is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> looks like a cooking segment we're about to do here. why are home remedies good as opposed to going to the drug store. >> they are easy. this weekend with the big snow storm you probably have all the ingredients at home and can take care of your skin. >> let's talk about dry hands. >> dry hands can easily be treated by using something as a little bit of olive oil. put a tiny bit on to your hands and then wrap your hands with a little bit of saran wrap, and then create a warm environment by putting on a glove. that will make a huge difference. soak your hands in warm water and then apply all that and it works incredibly well to get rid of the dryness, cracked cuticles and irritation. >> let's go on to lips, a lot of us have cracked lip during the wipter. >> lips dry out because people
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and they lick their lips and can't get rid of them. if you take a little bit of coconut oil and mix it in with a little bit of sugar and then you create a little bit of a scrub and then you use this scrub to apply which we're not going to do on your lips, you can exfoliate the dry dead skin on ur lips, apply had a little bit off vasoline with a lip balm and spf and your lips will feel less dehydrated. >> how does this one work? >> coconut oil is great for dry hey, and dry harrow cures this time of year because overprocessing. too many blow drys, washing too frequently and all the curling irons, all that type of stuff so coconut oil is one of my favorites. take a little bit of coconut oil and put it directly into your hair to create a really nice conditioner. i'm -- >> am i putting it like on the scalp or ends.
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you can take some plastic wrap and put it over your head and take a towel and create a warm environment and you have a little -- >> a salon. >> and if that's not enough for your hair han it's dry rand brittle and is cracked and peeling and your ends are splitting, you can create a hair mask and you might want to take a bit of avocado. >> this would make a great omelette. >> avocado and egg white we use from here and actually take all this. you mash it up into a bit of a hair mask and apply this all over the top of your head and leave it on for about 15 minutes. the avocado is high in anti-oxidants, omega 3 fatty acids and will hydrate the air. make it shine, wash it off. >> don't dip a tortilla chip in it. >> need to wash it out twice to get the mess out but your hair will look so much better and
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>> this needs to be a lot thicker. >> like gawk moly. >> like a gaucamole type thing and mash all of this up. the egg keeps the avocado together so it sticks more easily on to the hair and use this on the scalp so it hydrates the scalp as well. >> we did the scalp and now we're moving on to the itchy arms. >> the body gets really dried out because of the elements, the dry heat, excessive showers and so what you want to do is put the hydration back into the skin and in order to do that you need to exfoliate the skin get the dead skin off before you put your moisturizer on andere we can create a home scrub and this is really easy. everybody has had a little brown sugar and some coconut oil and you take the coconut oil and you mix it with some brown sugar. >> can you use coconut oil anywhere? >> anyway. >> any place. one of the new hottest cooking ingredients because it's one of the healthy fats you can use. you mash this up and create a
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or shower and take a five-minute bath and exfoliate all the dead skin and use the straight skin moisturizer. >> and what's this. >> you get little patches of eczema or patches of dry skin not going away and you want to improve them. what you can do here is you can create a little bit of a soothing pack by adding a little bit of -- >> is that honey? >> honey and olive oil together and then you want to take a little bit of oatmeal hand mix it with some warm water and create an oatmeal that's a little bit mixed up and. >> and then put it right on the dry spot. >> let it sit for a few minutes and rinse it off.
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and we're back right after this. 8:30 now. it's friday, january 22nd, 2016, and we have a great crowd out on our aza, and we are going to get ready just about now because there's going to be storms moving up the east coast and we think we're going to get a lot of snow. we're going to get the weather forecast in just a moment. >> these slofls also make sense in just a moment. >> coming up this half hour. wrapping up a week of "today" food slow cooker recipes with a perfect dish for the snowy weekend onnhe way. how aboutut a little chili. >> and we'll walk you tloom soft of the big changes coming to the s.a.t. exam and to get you ready we've got a little test for you here. go to today's twitter page with this practice question.
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if 1 foot equals approximately three meters which of the following is closest to taylor's height in meters, 1.8, 1, 18 or 20. >> is it e all. above? >> the answer is always "c" if in doubt. >> keep your questions coming on our facebook page. we'll check in with them just ahead. >> and first with 88 million of us expecting to see snow over the next couple of days a lot can go wrong dsh-- >> here to the rescue to show us how to do thingsing right way. always good to see you. >> you say before we start shoveling let's get some salt on the ground. >> actually, you want to use a plant and pet friendly ice melt and if you put it down before the snow melts you'll make a huge difference in dealing with all the snow once it gets down and that will make it a lot easier.
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>> you don't need to use a lot. are a little hand shovel. >> what about hand shovels. >> that's not the one you want to use. >> maybe in florida or if you want your kids to help you out. otherwise you don't want that. you don't want light plastic. you don't want anything that doesn't have a metal edge. make sure it has a metal edge. i'm in favor of the ergonomic ones. >> if you want a straight shaft one like you have, willie. >> needs to be solid with a good edge so you can get the snow and get it out of there. >> you know what shovel i like, the one that somebody else uses, the best shovel going. >> al's looks nice, like an oichs or defensive lineman you won't be able to push if. >> and people have to be careful with shoveling, too, because it puts a lot of strain on the
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>> is that right working up. you want to stay comfortable. push as much? as you can. push it, don't throw t.pivot and move the snow. twisting so and then you throw your back up. you're moving the snow and get a good workout. >> shovel has you go. don't wait until there's three feet. >> some people will get a shovel and start going and everybody is like i'm not going back out there until it stops snowing. you'll be out there all day, tired and wasted. get out there as you get two to three inches, start shofrlg. a lot easier to move had a little bit of snow than a lot of snow.
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>> excuse my hat head. >> i'm here with our experts who we refer to as the three js and they are live on today's facebook page right now taking your questions on everything from fitness, finance, fashion, jill. let's get to a question right now. this one isor you. my kids got lots of new toys for christmas. how do i make my house stop looking like a toy store? >> get this question so many times and whether it's your closet or toys or extra vases in your kitchen here's what to do especially if you have a snow storm. take one garbage bag and one hour and go through the closet and kitchen and your toys and put everything that your kids our haven't used in a year and that will get the process going because i feel like cleansing anything is so overwhelming that you have to start somewhere so in an hour and then can you donate because so many kids need that. >> highly recommend that when your kids are asleep so they don't see that. >> let's move on here. this one is for you, joy. how did you make the chicken
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it was on the show the other day. >> i'm obsessed with these chicken tenders, a a it's a way to feel like you're eating fried chicken but it's totally healthified, so simple. all have you to do is take chicken tenders, dunk them in whisked egg and coat them with whole grain breadcrumbs that you can season up. i put a lill built of parmesan, dwarlic powder and onnon powder. lay them on a baking sheet and put them in a hot oven or 450 for just 15 minutes. that's it, they are crispy and delicious. i'll tweet the recipe out right after this. >> and i'll say your ribs recipe sir irk and i made the other night, using pork tenderloin that's very lean. >> marinate it right in your favorite barbecue sauce. so glad you did that. >> i'm sure with the tumultuous market financially what are you seeing online? >> student loan questions, people who want to refi their student loans or pay them off very quickly and we now have an
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student loans in a much faster way by lowering the interest rate, so go to a website called magnifymoney.com and you'll search for the lowest interest rates possible and even if you had federal loans that you were not able to refinance in the past you now have an opportunity to do it. >> is now a good time. >> we think interest rates will go up though with the markets a little shaky it's not serb how quickly they will go up. >> but, yes, absolutely. >> well, there you go. look, we learned quite a bit. jean, joy, jill, thanks so much. the three js will be sticking around. any questions keep them coming and they will get the answers right to you. of course, can you head to today's facebook page and please ask away. coming up next, will they lead to less stress and more success. the major changes coming to the s.a.t. and all that information
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"today" on nbc. we're back now at 1:40 with
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schooler dreads, s.a.t. exam. in march the college board will be implementing pretty big changes to that test including a new structure and revised scoring system. our friend is senior vice president of the princeton review, "cracking the s.a.t." thanks for being here. >> good to be back, willie. >> the question before the break is taylor is 6 feet tall. one foot evenings walls approximately .1 meters. which of the following is closest to taylor's height in meters, 1.8, 2, 18 or 20 and the answer, plplse, is 1.8. the answer was "a" and is that the percentage right there. who got it right. 57% of you got it right. well, that's pretty good. >> good a. >> now we talked earlier this week about college admissions boards de-emphasizing the test a little bit but you say kids should still take the s.a.t. >> 4,000 colleges will take the
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for the 100 test optional schools they willlltill considering the tests for scholarship dollars for students coming in. >> broadly speaking what are the biggest changes? >> moving from a 2,400 point cumulative score to a 1,600 point. >> which is what it used to be? >> but the test is very different. right now there's a compulsory essay requirement for the s.a.t. and that will be going away on the new test and that's the second big change. >> pros and cons of thieves changes. start right here. there's no penalty for wrong answers, that feels good. >> a huge coup for students when we think about the current s.a.t., a quarter point off for every correct answsw. new test, no points off for incorrect answers so no guessing penalty. >> as we moonwalk. only four options for multiple choice answers, that's new. >> right now there's five answer choices and we're going to four, no guess penalties so it's always good for students to guess. >> vocabulary words more commonplace, what do we mean here. >> less obscure volkbury.
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say learn these 500 vocabulary words. the vocabulary will be in the reading section. >> having flashbacks. never used some of them since. some of the konz, things may not be liked. calculateors not permitteded. >> only on one. >> exused to be able to use it to any of the math sections but now only one. >> the other con. the sections have gotten longer. >> true. >> fewer sections and longer sections and the way i talk to about students you have to be an olympian when it comom to timing and testing and know what the test structure will be and think about that timing. >> a little practice beforehand probably doesn't hurt. >> questions do involve multiple steps on the new test. >> i can't emphasize this one enough. questions that are going to be difficult for students to get to those answers. strategy around those things and i think that there's ways students can really improve
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one for students. >> give kids and parents a takeaway. choose the test that's best for you. >> not just one test. the s.a.t. or a.c.t. are permissible to any school. some tame one or both. >> it can be expensive to get a tuitor. how else can you appropriate for those things? >> a book, online, over some clalgses at princeton review and any of those ilk. spend two months of preparation for s.a.t. or a.c.t. >> and you've captured my s.a.t. strategy which is always sghes. >> always guess with no guessing opinion penalties. >> if you want to test your s.a.t. skills we've got more questions at today.com. coming up next, an inside look at an iconic home. frank wright's iconic falling
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> with ear back now at 78:46. >> falling water was built in the 1930s by we found architect frank lloyd wright and the results were not what the owner originally had in mind. erica hill is here to check it out. >> turned out all right in the end, iconic and beautiful and timeless and as we recently saw firsthand falling water was designed with a remarkable attention to detail. perched above a western pennsylvania water fall falling water seems to blend into the woods around it as if it was always meant to be here. >> the house at falling water grows from the ground almost like a tree grows from a ground. >> the home built in the late '30s by frank lloyd wright as a weekend retreat by commissioned by edgar and lillian kaufman, owners of a famous pittsburgh department store. they had been coming to this spot for years, the sanctuary in the country. the kaufmans expected the house to be built with a view of the
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and quickly realized the beauty of living above this falling water. is there had a common reaction when people see it for the first time? >> yeah, wow. >> reporter: open flow, something wright was known for, allowed for easy entertaining which they did often. mingling with an eclectic crowd of artists and thinker, the furniture much of it built in was also built by wright. >> the smooth surfaces of the concrete and warmth and coolness. >> reporter: seamless windows maximize the connection to the outdoors along with expansive terraces. in the living room the hatch normally closed to visitors opened to reveal direct access to the stream below. >> these sections push back which are concealed under the planter. >> reporter: how did falling water change things for frank lloyd wright? >> came at a time in his career
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he was 67 years old and this was his statement of i'm still many a fire. >> reporter: thanks to the kaufman family more than 4.5 million visitors have walked the grounds of the most well preserved wright home in the united states. they entrusted falling water and the western pennsylvania conservancy and today it's the only one of wright's homes open to the public with its original furnishings, artwork and setting intact. what do you think it is that keeps people coming here? >> it has had a timeless quality about it, and i think as long as it's cared for and presented the way the kaufmans understood it, it should continue to speak to generations to many could. main that ining falling water is a year round job. the stone floors with waxed and stripped yearly and the caretakers focus on the wear and their that come from the 160,000
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limit the number of visitors. tours resume in march but it's not just people like that that go there. brad pitt is a huge history buff so for a few years angelina jolie said i don't know what to get him. >> bought him the house. >> organized a two-hour private tour and had a little party inside in the living room and invited all the staff apparently and he was blown away. person. >> keep in in great shape. >> the woman who we spoke to who is the director and curator and started out there as a guide in her teens. she was so in the house. >> looks so contemporary, fresh today. >> and there's a dishwasher in there that still works from the '30s, wow? >> what's his name? >> his name is al. >> erica, thank you so much. all right. coming up next, the slow cooker secret to making the best
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but, f all right. it's 8:52. this morning on today food we're finish up our slow cooker week in style with a full-flavor turkey chili recipe and our tasting panel is assembled along with look who is here, allegedly who will help host the next hour. you've got celebrity taster down there.
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>> everybody feels strongly about their own chili recipe. for you what sets this apart and why is this special? >> being portuguese i guess there's chorizo which will give a unique spoky flavor to the dish, also using a little bit of portuguese cuisine. >> that's our ingredient grid. >> turkey cancels out the sausage, right? >> you'll start off by taking chorizo which is great little smoked sausage and you cut it up into small pieces so it has a consistent sip as a me. do you have a trick for dicing it. >> important to start out with even pieces and here we have the chorizo. we have a little bit of peppers and bell peppers and onions and celery and a little bit of garlic. >> sauteing in oil or butter or what? >> using oil. >> you can use butter also.
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we'll add chorizo that's been diced up and stir it around and get it nice and toasty. the chorizo has been cooked and smoked already but you wan to brown it and get the flavors out of it and deglazing a pan is northern so we'll move on to this side. >> how long am i cooking this or say dayin it? >> until it gets brown. >> get nice rich colors and you get the aromas kicking n.tomato paste, a little bit of tomato elements for acidity and we had the smoked turkey, the ground turkey, all right -- >> and can we get a mid-dish verdict from our cooking crew down there. >> unbelievable. >> that's a good sign. >> that means we love it. deglaze with white wine and bring up the flavors of the bottom of the pan. >> putting it in so you can scrape up all the bit. >> causes the foundation to come
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dish, rosemary, a couple springs and cumin and smoked paprika. >> the rosemary, didn't even cut it up. >> no, you want to let it cook and infuse and you want to be able to remove it later. >> once we're done with all of this and this gets nice and brown up we'll go right into here, savannah, scrape that down for me and i'll hold it here. >> i can and i will. let's see. putting it into our slow cooker. how brown should the ground turkey be. >> nice and golden brown, but we're pressed for time so we'll throw this in now. >> and we'll show the finished product. >> how long am i putting it in the slow cooker? >> we'll cook it in here for four hours hon low andature flavors and build up a flavor profile. here we have the finished product and you have a beautiful rosemary sprig on top which has infused the flavor and the fattiness is congealed and beautiful. we'll take a quick bomb.
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rice and you also have another idea. >> i like putting it on breakfast items so i take chili with a sunny side egg and fresh cilantro and a little bit of hot sauce, got a great breakfast the next morning. >> did you try that downstairs with the egg? >> don't have that. >> well, i do, let me tell you it looks fabulous. can i reach over and just try it. >> a great brunch item. lunch item. >> i'm often tempted to take a peek at my slow cooker, want to see how everything is going. is that bad and make everything escape and mess it up? >> there's nothing to look at. cooking slow, taking its time. >> just chill out, in other words. >> if you look at it losing a bit of steam. >> chili is delicious. breakfast is great, guys. >> thank you so much. coming up, al will share his
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this morning on "today's take" "blacklist" star meg an boon on who is joining the cast. and what has everyone talking today and the unbreakable jania koski is back as our special guest host. all that and more coming up now. 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 totoday" on a friday morning, january 22nd, 2016. 23 degrees as we away the snow in new york city one of these things is not like the other >> just heard our song. al and i joined by the talented dame allegedly. this is the "sesame street" "one of these things." >> the this is my dream scenario, has come true today.
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it's just me and my boys, willie and al. so one of these things is not like the other. did you guess which thing is not like the others >> it's me. i'm not like the others. >> i didn't know. >> and we're back. >> jane is back. >> you always come with a bit. you really work hard with a bit. >> and some work and some don't. >> sometimes it's roller skates and sometimes it's "sesame street." >> i didn't know i would be on the 9:00 hour and i thought you just invited me for breakfast. >> chili breakfast. the chorizo was nice. >> the last time hi that i was pulled from the refrigerator from a long night. >> how busy are you now? >> i'm busy?
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>> you've got "kimmy schmit". >> officially airing on april 15th on netflix. as soon as you get your taxes if you can get some humor with kimmy. >> we all came to visit and got a behind the scenes. >> it was so fun. >> remember that thing. >> yeah, i'm sure that will be cut out. >> you'll have to watch. >> got picked up for a third season before they even saw the second season. >> so happy and thrilled to get that news. it's just the best gig ever so i hope it goes on -- i hope i'm in a wheelchair by the time they finish. >> kimmy, get mow that water. >> and you'll be using that. >> for some reason. my accent will change. >> and jane is back on broadway. >> currently in rehearsals for "she loves me" beginning on february 19th at studio 54. tim us about the snow.
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in rehearse hall now and we're having the best time. it's so fun. i forgot how fun and creative rehearsals are. i forgot what it's like to be an actress and now i'm remembering, and -- and it's -- it's really -- it's a beautifully crafted little jewel box of a musical directed by the great scott ellis and means a lot for me to be a part of it and this is their 50th anniversary and i hope you'll all come and i'll sing a few songs and do a little dance. >> she can do it all. >> you have to leave at intermission because you have to get up early the next day. >> we'll take a nap that day. >> my big number's-ins that, too. >> we'll be there. >> thankfully you're not opening today because it's a mess up and down the east coast. >> it's the storm of 2016. >> where's her graphic? >> that's right. >> let's go live right now.
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mobile. we won't see dylan and we'll see what she's on. she's on the outside cleaning the windshield. this is coming down. it is starting already h.shaw'sville, virginia. more than 88 million people and 16 states in its path. according to flight aware 2,700 flights cancelled today. philly international airport, cancelling all flights tomorrow. as you can see. dylan's on her way to washington, d.c. take a look at our nation's capital as dylan gets ready to get there. you can see the white house. snow has not started there yet but they are expecting two feet or more. let's show you what we're look at as far as our accumulations. now already i've just talked to a friend in nashville. the city is shut down. they have already picked up snow. the know is ending in memphis. they picked up about 2 to 5 inches of snow. nashville before this is all over, you're going to see 4 to 8 inches of snow. lexington, kentucky. 8 to 14 inches of snow, and as
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gets heavier because of the coastal effect. baltimore. we are talking about a ton of snow. some areas to the west of washington will see three feet and generally 8 to 26 inches. snowfall falling at a rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour and city of brotherly love in central new
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to 18 inches how about this.
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>> on -- i didn't know what you were doing. on tuesday a minnesota cop spotted a car swerving all over the road in minneapolis, st. paul and when the cop pulls the car all over the road listen for the explanation p explanation that the driver gave for that swerving dangerous. >> what are we looking at over on the lap or taplet? >> i'm reading. >> why are you doing that? >> i don't. >> what are you reading? >> a james patterson book. >> you can't be using that is correct right? >> yeah. >> are you going too drive with that thing down? >> i thing so. >> i don't want to get it hurt. you would definitely feel terrible if that happened. >> just so matter of fact. >> i was reading. new james patterson book, is that badded? >> that is illegal in that state to be reading while driving. >> what's nice because it's in minnesota it has kind of a fargo-esque. hey, you know, that's really not so great. >> i really love that book.
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>> i like alex cross, too, but, yeah, maybe not while driving. >> al, a 52-year-old charged with failure to drive with due care. driving while texting, terrible scourge and that's just ridiculous. >> but if the new james patterson book came out. >> it's a good one. >> ready to take a little quiz. we'll all take this quiz. quiz on youtube make the rounds to detect how much common sense you have. >> okay. good-bye, everybody. good-bye. >> herere the first onon a man went outside in the pouring rain and no protection and not a hair on his head got wet, how come. >> he can't have an umbrella. >> is he under an awning. >> he had no protection. >> i'm going to say he's bald. >> oh, al roker. >> he's bald. i have a --
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next one. john's father has five sons named alan, blan, clan and dlan. what did he call his fifth son. >> elan. >> very good. >> very good, and put it up. >> jan. >> john's father. >> go away. >> taxi driver going down -- >> i don't like this game. >> one way street the wrong way. he passes 12 cops. why does he not get arrested. >> wait, can you repeat the question. >> pass. >> a taxii driver is going down a one-way street the wrong way. he passes 12 cops. why does he not get arrested. >> why do you think? >> he's walking. >> what is it. >> it's a one way and can only be -- >> he's walking. >> he's walking on foot. >> ah. >> i get that.
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>> okay. >> what is directly in the middle of australia. >> oh, lord. >> we're really still playing. >> directly in the middle of australia. >> ant reought of time. >> r. >> they didn't have the answer on the prompter. >> here we go. >> how come the pirate couldn't get into the movie theater? >> it was rated r. >> a cowboy rode to an inn on friday. he stayed two nights and left on friday. how can this be? pass. >> because the name of his horse was friday. >> thank god for al. >> you got two of them. >> you did great. you have a lot of common sense. >> terrible.
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>> i kind of >> that's your latest wetter. >> a little reminder you can listen to tus always on sirius channel 108 and find hoda there every monday and wednesday at 2:00, and there will be more riddles and brain teasers coming up later. up next the "blacklist's" megan boone
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megan boone is having herself a week. "the black list" star announced she's pregnant with a baby girl. congratulations. >> thank you. >> and double congratulations. she's engaged to her boyfriend dan estabrook. >> thank you. >> her character liz keen is having a big week, too. check how the last night's episode of "the black list." >> we got back your mris and looks like you sustained three broken ribs and no other internal injuries. nothing much we can do about the ribs. toughen it out. >> i've broken a few before. >> i've noticed that.
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>> it is? the baby. >> right, yeah. >> you really have to be more careful now that you're pregnant. >> i have to say i'm much happier about my pregnancy than she is. >> congratulations on your baby. >> thank you very much. >> it's a girl. >> it's a girl, yeah, and i'm -- she's due in april. a lot of rumors that i'm three months or five months pregnant which would be absurd so, yeah, i'm actually seven months pregnant. >> you don't look seven months. >> lock fantastic. >> are you already in deep on nursery and names and the whole thing? >> we've got a name.
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>> but we have -- we've got a jenny lind crib. that's as far as we've gotten. >> got a couple of months. >> got some place to put the baby. >> how is it filming filming being pregnant or do you have to do anything? >> the script modifies it for me. the writers have been kind. they have kept me out of the gun fights in the show. >> when i was at "30 rock" and my character was not alloweding to pregnant. they put a piece of blue tape on my bum and i was pregnant the whole season and i had my son two weeks after we were done filming and by the end of shooting the blue tape >> so the camera knew to film above the blue tape line and when the baby was born, it's like the blue tape is here. >> had a little bit of that like right before the scene where they revealed that she's pregnant. even after, because we didn't want to go from liz isn't pregnant to liz is really,
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>> how did that a happen. >> so we tried to finagle that had a little bit. >> you've gone through intense changes. what's that been like for you? >> i think every season liz goes through intense changes and in my personal life, yeah. >> i have to actually thank the "blacklist." it's given me a home and family to work with and i think that that encouraged a lot of rooting in my life. and so, yeah. there has been -- it's been a life-changing experience. this job and this show and coming to new york. i what is in l.a. before so living here hand meeting all new people and meeting my beloved fiance fiance. >> so can you tell us more about the lucky man. >> he's a visual artist. he g gw up in boston. yeah, i mean, what do you want to know? >> how did you meet, tell us everything.
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>> i never know any of them. >> woib terrible on this. >> ready. >> you saw the -- the tiers one, right. >> yeah, yeah. >> since "caddyshack" will murray and chevy chase have never appeared in a scene together. >> it can't be true but that's why i think it is true. >> you're using reverse psychology. >> jane. >> i'm sticking to true. >> false. >> it is absolutely true. they have never appeared in a scene together. >> wow. >> the reverse psychology worked. next, the first air jordans were released before lebron james was 4. >> al. >> few. >> jane. >> true. >> willie. >> i'll go with false just for fun. >> how old do you think lebron james is? >> 30. >> and how old do you think -- >> i think you may have done that math directly. >> the answer is -- >> false. >> it is false. >> all right, willie gets the point.
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>> the creator of the thighmaster, my favorite question of the morning -- >> right now. >> false? >> i didn't -- >> you got to let me read the question. i know you can't wait. the creator of the thighmaster also created the mood ring. you say false. >> i say i'm enjoying the thigh master right now. and it's working. >> i'm enjoying you doing the thigh master right now. >> i think that's false, sir. >> it's absolutely true. >> really. >> thighmaster and mood ring. >> that guy is rich. >> or woman. >> don't be sexist "possibilitier geist" was directed by steven spielberg but not written by him. true or false. >> true. >> true. >> i'll say false. answer. >> you are winning. >> who wrote it? >> i don't have that information.
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>> steve jobs did not work for apple. >> that's not the whole question. >> i'm sorry, i'm sorry. >> come on, man. >> happy on the trigger hand. >> did not work for apple for the majority of the '90s. >> that's true. >> that's the key. >> you say true. >> jane you say true. >> we all say true. >> that is is in fact true. he was ousted. >> that's correct. >> in the '90s. >> the game jenga -- >> okay -- >> al says yes. >> does not say true or false. >> the game jenga was invented by the architect of the eiffel tower. >> no. >> false. >> can't be true, it cannot be true, therefore it might be -- >> it's true. >> you say true. >> absolutely false. >> finally true or false. "leave it to beaver" showed television's first toilet or as they say in france toi-let.
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this morning on "today food," slow cooked lamb and couscous. so perfect for a kwoekened like we've got coming up. wanted you to eat light. >> here we go. >> i would like to no what part of the lamb is the shank? >> right above -- >> and can willie find mine? >> that's for of today's take after the show. >> okay. >> red wine, beef broth. anchovies, so here we go. first you take your lamb shanks and basically kind of salt and pepper them and you're going to heat up a pan ant a nice hot pan, medium heat. you want to brown your shanks. >> look out. >> nothing like a good brown shank. >> don't give her another chance to get in on this. >> i'm staying quiet now. >> you're going to brown these and get them all nice, and get them brown and you'll be done.
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out and take them on a plate like that and you'll chop up onion anselry an carrots, kind of a nice triumph there, trio there. what you're going to dork and cook this basically in the fat from the lamb shank. got chopped up garlic and anchovies which adds a little emame kind of flavor to it and a little sugar, all right. green peppers, and you'll put in some tomato paste to add a little acidity and what is this again, sherry, i can't remember. vinegar. red wine vinegar, forgot for a second and some red wine. all right. you're going to cook this down for about ten minutes or so, until it gets nice and soft. now what you'll do next is take your lamb shanks and put them into your slow cooker now that they have been brown. put them all in. >> that's a lot of meat. >> do you have a slow cooker?
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>> you'll pour in your vegetables and you take the vegetables and pour them in on top. and then you'll take some rosemary and make a little bouquet, if you wish, and put a string on it so it's easier to pull out and pour in beef broth and you will cover and put this on high for four hours, but if you've got longer, low, low for eight hours and then it will come out looking something like this. >> you don't have to do anything for four hours. >> don't do anything, and take it out and put it on a plate. i make some israeli couscous which cooks up in six minutes. this will be falling off the bone and take the sauce and boil it down, reduce it or puree it and serve right with that. >> phenomenal, so good. >> so impressed with your cooking.
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that you can ask for which is more flavorful is lamb neck and cooks up great in a slow cooker everything. >> you need to know about the shank now. you all set? >> yes. >> get the recipe at today.com/food and we want t t give a shout-out to one of our food club members. thanks for sharing. coming up next, free money and another two words jean chatzky and another three words does the smell of a eshly bound presentation fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things. and there's one place that has it all.
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uh-oh. you've probably seen the ads that say you're entitled to unclaimed money. is it real or true. turns out they might be right. we'll show you how to find that cash. today's financial editor jean chatzky is here to explain. >> hi, jean. >> hi, wiwiie. >> what is this money, $42 billion worth of this cash floating around.
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policies. utility deposits and credits that you have at stores that you just never redeemed and after a while it goes into the coffers of state treasuries, and they hold it for you and they are willing to give it back but you have to step forward and say, hey, it's mine and prove that that's yours. >> can you explain to people how they can find this money. >> pretty's actually. >> you want to start on a website called missingmoney.com. that's a database of many state treasuries treasuries. >> also, unclaimed.org has a few state treasuries and can you go to a few websites directly. go there and type in your name and you probably want to just use your middle initial and your last name because that will open the -- the spigots a little bit wider and then you'll search for addresses where you used to live. use maiden names and if you got married and throw all the information in there and it will
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>> most of these are free. >> these are a free search. >> these are the free and if somebody tries to charge you for them, it's not necessarily a scam, but you shouldn't pay more than 10% or 20% to have somebody do it for you an so easy to do it yourself. try doing it yourself before you follow any bread crumbs to have a service do it. >> may i ask you a personal question about this. >> you're all worried. >> i'm a little worried. >> i've found unclaimed funds from moving from state to state where all the addresses didn't change and was able to get that back. recently had one in new york city, put in all my information and when i put in my information that they asked for it said that this person was deceased. >> meaning you? >> meaning me. how do i correct that. >> how do i convince people i'm not dead. >> go to the state treasurer's website and explain the problem
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i got money back in the past from my son. >> were you deceased as well? >> and neither was he thank goodness, but there were some confusingactors and we are h to prove that it was him and get the papers notarized and you may have to jump through those kinds of hoops and that may be when you wan to hire somebody to help you when it becomes difficult and not worth your time. >> and once you've proven it they cut you a check, it comes in the mail. >> or comes direct deposit electronically. >> you can apply for many of these funds electron nickically as well. >> very much alive, guys. >> kind of, kind of. >> yeah. >> hang on. jean, thanks so much. great stuff.
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weekend, my friend. >> meantime, erica hill has been enjoying our lamb shank. >> i have been enjoying your lamb shank and you can enjoy yours while watching "weekend day." . we'll all be snowed in. this weekend we're talking about twin sisters now competing against one another. you'll likely remember gracie gold from the winter olympics and t ts weekend she's competing against her sister carly at the u.s. national figure skating championship. first time they have done it in this championship against one another and we'll speak to both
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