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arn more at sleepnumber.com know better sleep with sleep number. good morning. down to the wire. with one day to go, donald trump and hillary clinton on a final battleground blitz. >> this election is a moment of reckoning. it is a choice between division or unity. >> the fbi giving clinton a last-minute boos concluding their e-mail search saying there is nothing on anthony weiner's laptop to warrant action. trump blasting that decision. >> hillary clinton is guilty. she knows it. the fbi knows it. the people know it. >> the last-minute push is on. the race is still tight. with hours to go, how will each side try to seal the deal. their campaign managers are making their final arguments right here "today," monday,
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i was thinking that i remember sitting on the show one morning and looking at you and saying, we have a year to go before the election. and that seems like 20 years ago. >> i know. and wha makes. here we are, the eve of the election. we are getting ready here the a nbc news for decision night in america. it is democracy plaza. tomorrow night it will be lit up with a map of the united states and we'll see which ones go red, which ones go blue. let's get right to the state of the race. 24 hours to go, and it is tightenin at the moment it matters most. our latest nbc news/survey monkey tracking poll shows hillary clinton with a six-point lead.
and the "washington post" has clinton's lead at just five points. a university of new hampshire survey center poll has clinton up by 11 points in that state, while in ohio, new columbus dispatch poll shows trump with a one-point advantage. we've got some new numbers on the all-important early voting. according to data provided to us by target smart, more than 42 million people have already cast their ballots, including record turnout in the battlegrounds of florida, north carolina and nevada. in a moment, we're going to be talking to the campaign managers from both sides. but let's begin our decision 2016 coverage on the eve of the election with nbc's anticipated ya mitchell. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the 2016 campaign now again turned upside down by fbi director james comey. this time deciding that those hillary clinton e-mails on anthony weiner's laptop were either all duplicates or not related to government business.
it too late to undo the political damage. >> reporter: hillary clinton in new hampshire late sunday ignoring the fbi's letter clearing her, the campaign deciding that any mention of the e-mail controversy could turn off late deciding swing voters. >> love trumps hate! let's go vote, new hampshire! >> reporter: word of comey's decision coming as clinton was arriving in cleveland sunday afternoon. her aides elated, seen reading the director's letter or ipads. review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in july with respect to secretary clinton." her running mate, tim kaine, reacting. >> not surprised. it sounds like the fbi director's conclusion is as we thought it would be. >> reporter: clinton now trying to remain the momentum she lost when the e-mail controversy erupted.
future of our world. >> are you ready to vote? >> reporter: and later the gold star father, kazir khan -- >> well, thankfully, mr. trump, this isn't your america. >> reporter: but can the e-mail damage be undone? with polls opening just 24 hours from now, the clinton campaign worries the good news may not catch up to the bad news of comey's first letter ten days ago. and today on the last full day of campaigning, clinton will make four battleground states, including an all-star rally, with both obamas, her husband, bruce springsteen and john bon jovi, then a final rally in north carolina. clinton determined to leave no vote on the table. matt and savannah? >> andrea mitchell, thank you. meanwhile, donald trump weighing in on the fbi's announcement while hitting as many states as he can squeeze in on the closing hours of this
alexander is in sarasota, florida for us this morning. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we've been traveling with donald trump for the final hours of this campaign. he ended his weekend here in sarasota at 3:30 this morning. he'll take the stage a short time from now. this is the 510th and final day of his campaign. as for the fbi's investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails, donald trump insists it was wrapped up prematurely. he says it is just more evidence >> reporter: donald trump racing to the finish line, wrapping up early this morning in virginia, his fifth state of the day. >> we'll call this the midnight special speech. >> reporter: trump's casting doubt on the fbi's concluding its investigation of hillary clinton's e-mails. >> you can't review 650,000 e-mails in eight days. you can't do it, folks. >> reporter: urging voters to provide the final verdict tuesday. >> hillary clinton is guilty.
the people know it. and now it's up to the american people to deliver justice at the ballot box on november 8th. >> reporter: trump's aides insist the november surprise will have no impact on his campaign. a senior trump aide telling nbc news the latest e-mail controversy has already significantly damaged clinton's campaign and motivated once reluctant suburban republicans to back trump. capping a whirlwind weekend, trump is pushingd separate battlegrounds, even targeting deep blue states like minnesota and michigan that haven't gone republican in decades. team trump is particularly confident about michigan. the latest poll giving clinton a four-point lead. but aides insist it is a dead heat. trump didn't looking back, even after a chaotic scene in reno, nevada saturday. rushed offstage by secret service. the spark, a scuffle in the front rows, someone yelling "guns." the crowd turned on a protester. the secret service determined
returned to the podium. again, this morning donald trump's aides are projecting confidence about that state of michigan circling it on the map. it is where he will end his day today. he starts it here in sarasota, florida, goes to raleigh, north carolina, then scranton, pennsylvania. finally, manchester, new hampshire, before flying out to grand rapids, michigan. matt and savannah? back to you. >> peter alexander, thank you. robby mook is hillary clinton's campaign manager now with us froer headquarters in brooklyn. >> good morning. >> about ten or so days ago when director comey released that first letter to congress saying that there were some new e-mails the fbi wanted to look into on anthony weiner's laptop and they may be pertinent to the investigation, secretary clinton had a lot to say about it. among the things she said, she thought the director's actions were unprecedented and deeply troubling. now yesterday comey comes out with another letter saying, never mind, nothing to see here,
subject. why? >> well, what she also said in her statement previously was that they weren't going to find anything new here. that's what director comey said. we're in the final stretches of this election. secretary clinton wants to be out there explaining her vision for where she wants to take this country. she wants to celebrate and lift up the historic voter turnout we're seeing across the country. >> but after such strong words for director comey ten days ago, is the idea now that any mention of the word campaign rally or in the headlines is simply a taboo? >> i just think americans have heard a lot about this. the director resolved this yesterday. that's what we asked him to do, to get the information out there. and bring it to a close. and so we're going to move on and we want to talk about the voters and their lives. that's what this election should be about. >> a bit of a footnote and really a sign of the times when it comes to this election season, robby. the campaign director for hillary clinton yesterday
a wikileaks in the next two days, it's probably a fake." does that mean you guys are sitting there holding your breath over the next 24 hours worried about some other drop of information? >> you know, we're not. we're really focused on turning out our supporters. just this weekend we made 8.1 million phone calls. we knocked on 7.2 million doors. that ground game we worked so hard to build is in full action right now. and we're seeing historic turnout. latino and asian-american turnout has doubled in north carolina and florida. and one-third -- one-third of the asian-american and latino voters that are turning out in florida didn't vote in 2014 and 2012. that doesn't happen by accident. it is the work that our team did to register hundreds of thousands of voters and now all the work that our volunteers are doing to remind people to go vote. >> and yet, robby, we see secretary clinton in michigan today. the president went there.
to colorado. these are blue states. does that signal jitters on the campaign's part, perhaps the deep blue wall is not as strong as you thought? >> well, we're particularly focused these last few days on states that vote predominantly on election day. we were very focused on north carolina, florida, nevada who have early voting. now new hampshire, michigan, pennsylvania, even ohio, states where much more than half of the vote will be coming in tomorrow. >> just real quickly, are prepared for either outcome tomorrow? >> you know, we're prepared for everything. but for the next 24, 48 hours, we are really focused on turning our supporters out to vote. i'm proud to announce secretary clinton will be airing an ad this reasoning, a two-minute ad with secretary clan making her closing argument to the voters. >>. clinton campaign manager robby mook, thank you. >> thank you.
kellyanne conway is trump's campaign manager. >> good morning. >> donald trump made the most of the comey letter in late october when it came out stating there would be new e-mails particularly pertinent to the investigation that he was going to look at. he said that they were classified. i think a quote was he said those have to be beyond classified. he said she was guilty. he said there was an indictment coming. can we expect him now in light of what comey has now said to say i'd like to correct the record? >> they a questions, as we now. >> that's true. but his assertions have proven to be false. >> well, many people made those assertions because they kept saying, right, left and center, why in the world would you re-open or extend this investigation if you didn't have something big. even the democrats were saying that. what donald trump did not do which hillary clinton and others on the democratic side did do was viciously attack jim comey who just thought he was doing his job. first he's a hero in july, now he's the enemy -- >> whoa, let me stop you there for a second. what he said in the first place
comey had guts, he did the right thing and he had confidence in the fbi. now after yesterday's letter, the fbi rolled over, they let clinton off, they should be ashamed of themselves. >> why re-open an investigation if there's no there there. that's something that both sides were asking. and frankly, the investigation has been a hot mess from the beginning. he said i won't prosecute her. then went on to list the whole litany of illegalities -- >> but he didn't attack comey ten days ago. he saved that for yesterday. >> what he's always about is the very corrupt system, the same corrupt system that's shipped our jobs and welfare overseas. it is one that's given us very bad trade deals. it is one that allows people to pour over the borders and take our jobs. >> i would say, both campaigns do this. when they like what comey does, he is a man of great integrity. when they don't like the result, he should be ashamed of himself. would you acknowledge that neither campaign exactly has clean hands when it comes to
last week, savannah, even the president of the united states ended up saying jim comey should not be "interfering in the election." that's a pretty serious charge. if jim comey and the fbi were under pressure to re-open the investigation based on new evidence they thought they had, then that's why he acted that way. but -- >> trump said the fbi has credibility. >> but to the voters today and tomorrow what they see is somebody who represents change and taking things in a new direction. they see somebody who is an illustration of the corrupt system they don't like in washington. >> every experts chance of winning you must flip one of those traditionally blue states. >> and we will. >> if you look at the travel plans of secretary clinton, it seems like they think it might be michigan. will you win michigan? >> we will win michigan. and the great resonant arguments that donald trump is making to the voters in, say, pennsylvania and ohio, protecting the steel workers and coal miners that hillary clinton talked about putting out of work. unleashing energy investment.
we feel really good about the closing polls in the upper midwest states in the last couple days -- last couple weeks that have been elusive to republican presidential candidates which keep on electing republicans state wide to be their chief executives and united states senators. we also look at the rocky mountain states, colorado, maybe dipping into nevada and new mexico. >> the race has tightened and a lot of people are saying donald trump has been the most disciplined candidate possible in the last ten days. that his campaign staff actually rested his twitter account from him basically saying you're not going to tweet for yourself anymore. is that true? >> no, that's not true. i think donald trump is at his very best when he is talking about the issues. one of the great arguments he's making to the american people in the last couple weeks, if you don't like obamacare premiums rising in a state like arizona, 1 16%, over 50% in the key state of pennsylvania, then i have a better plan.
obamacare argument and hillary clinton deciding to go super low in her closing arguments, i'm actually personally astonished that she would make everything about personal obstruction, negative insults. >> it is a little late for either campaign to claim the high ground. >> he's out there projecting his vision. >> one more day. >>nk yes. >> appreciate it. steve kornacki over at the board. he's got more on the 270 electoral votes that are needed. how is it looking it this morning with 24 hours to go? >> this campaign is ending in sort of an unlikely place. the rustbelt. i don't think at the start of the campaign we thought that's where both candidates would be finishing. why are they finishing there? you can see the state of play and you can see the hole donald trump's in. these grey states are what we've
states, with the battleground states. you lose one of these, she's over 270. the trump campaign has some particularly discouraging news out of nevada. if clinton just wins that with the traditional battleground, she's over 270. you have a flip a state from blue to red if you're trump. you look to states that figure your demographic profile, rural populations, working class populations, probably not a large latino population given the indications we are seeing about latino turnout. where's trump ? he's in michigan today. pennsylvania. wants to finish in these three states. what do they see when they look in those states? they see like the upper peninsula, the rural parts of northern michigan. mccomb county outside drought. they see like the iron range in minnesota. they see the rural sort of interior pennsylvania. those are the opportunities they see. make no mistake about it, this is a long shot move by the trump campaign. there's been grey states disappear. they need to make something else happen. >> good point. who paid attention in school
steve kornacki. >> next he'll wow us with the state capitals. >> and zip codes. >> chuck and nicolle are here as well. >> i'm surrounded by geeks. >> what's the final word? he gives the letter at the end of october. now the sort of clean bill of health as of yesterday. going back to his original decision not to prosecute. where does this land in terms of the effects? >> the effect is immeasurable because it was it was one on the polls. it really halted her growth. the focus had been on her prosecuting the case against donald trump. that shifted the focus. it also changed donald trump as a candidate. the very same article that you were asking kellyanne about has some really rich details for political junkies out there. it is in the "new york times." it is an article that anyone who cares about what goes on behind the scenes should read because it talks about how donald trump's psyche changed.
this thing. the impact is immeasurable because it changed the race we saw, of course tightening the polls, and it also changed the candidate by getting him on message. >> do we have any more on how the e-mails affected her campaign that we got crickets after yesterday. >> because there is no good news e-mail headline. it is just sort of, okay, it is not damaging. i think at the end of the day we're going to look back and say this may hav democratic party one or two senate seats. what this also did down the ballot to galvanize republicans to basically vote like republicans again. you cannot -- we may look at the makeup of the senate and say, a comey effect. >> i'm old enough to remember when early voting didn't exist. it was absentee balloting and you had to have an excuse. early voting is huge now. i think we said like 40 million people have already voted. are there any take leaves or breadcrumbs to read in what we've seen from the early vote? had.
we just showed you. some of the indications about turnout among latino voters, energy among latino voters. if we end up seeing that in a state like florida or nevada, that could be very, very bad news for donald trump. again, that could be part of why the donald trump campaign is looking at some of those other states. >> let me just end on turnout and energy. on friday we said 8 in 10 people have been left repulsed and disgusted. are these people motivated to vote? >> this is one of the sad you heard kellyanne heard how they end on negative campaigns? that's what motivates them. voters are motivated by things they fear. there has also been a lot of talk about a hidden trump vote. think anecdotally there may be a lot of hillary vote, a lot of women voting differently from their spouses, a lot of women quietly pulling the lever despite of her baggage. i think there will be a lot of lessons on wednesday morning. >> thank you. we'll have a lot more throughout
covered tomorrow on election day. we'll get you started right here on "today." then our special prime time coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific, and then wake up for us on wednesday morning, for those who actually go to sleep. we'll have all the election results and analysis. >> now let's get the weather from mr. roker. we've got heavy showers and thunderstorms from freeport into new orleans. we'll be watching this today, rainfall amounts from two to three inches from new orleans, ge oklahoma and texas as well. and what about the battleground states? weather is not all that bad throughout much of the country. but tomorrow as far as some of the toss-up states, for example, ohio looks to be the worst. showers and thunderstorms from toledo, lima, columbus. new hampshire, weather looks pretty good there. sunshine and temperatures upper 50s into the low 60s. we'll look at more toss-up
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7:30, monday morning, november 7th, 2016. it is a clear, crisp midtown morning here in manhattan. they'll have a treat in while. the rockettes. meanwhile, inside studio 1a, let's take a look at some headlines. we begin with sat news overnight. janet reno, the first woman to serve as u.s. attorney general, has died. the 78-year-old was battling parkinson's disease and spent her final days at home in miami surrounded by her family and friends. police in south carolina have discovered a second body on the property where a missing woman was found alive chained
remains found on friday, meanwhile, have been identified as that woman's boyfriend. investigators now say the 45-year-old suspect has also confessed to killing four people in an unsolved 2003 shooting. fbi director james comey says his agency found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against hillary clinton over those e-mails on anthony weiner's laptop. donald trump, quick to weigh in. >> hillary clinton is guilty. she knows it. the people know it. and now it's up to the american people to deliver justice at the ballot box on november 8th. >> for her part, clinton did not mention the fbi's decision during a campaign stop in new hampshire. of course, the presidency is not the only thing people will be voting on tomorrow. legalizing marijuana for recreational use is on the ballot in five states, including california. nbc's gadi schwartz has more on
>> reporter: good morning, savannah. it is crazy to think that in 1912, california was actually the first state to ban marijuana. now many experts are saying if california legalizes, it could turn the tide for the rest of the country. at venice beach in california, a doctor will prescribe you a medical marijuana card for $40. but people on the boardwalk will tell you, pot is so easy to get, some don't even bother with the prescription. >> you can just come here, feels like amsterdam that. >> reporter: on the ballot in california, arizona, nevada, massachusetts and maine, whether to legalize. for most states, that means six plants for personal use and allows people over 21 to people up to an ounce. >> so this is what an ounce looks like. >> this is an ounce. 28 grams. >> reporter: while in maine, voters will be asked to legalize up to 2 1/2 ounces. nationwide, polls are showing support for pot is at an all-time high. this election cycle, 57% of
legalization. in colorado, the first state to legalize recreational use, the govern once opposed to legalization is now optimistic. >> i step back now and look at it and say, you know, it just might work. >> reporter: but in the colorado town of pueblo, voters are being asked if they want to repeal legalization. district attorney from denver has written a letter to california saying they've seen an increase in crime, marijuana related traffic deaths and calls to poison control. and in california, those opposed the airwaves with ads warning about the dangers to kids. >> children could be exposed to ads promote pentagon marijuana gummy candy and brownies. the same products blamed for a spike in emergency room visits in colorado. >> reporter: if the measure passes in california, the marijuana market could be bigger than the economies of some small countries. experts estimate it could bring in over $1 billion in tax revenue alone. >> if california votes yes, it's
in the united states of america. period. >> reporter: when it comes to the rest of the country, experts estimate that it could reach $40 billion, this industry reaching $40 billion worth of marijuana sales by the year 2020. matt and savannah? >> gadi schwartz, thank you. kind of an artsy shot. >> right out of a cheech and chong movie. >> there's actually a shortage country. let's show you what we've got going on. in fact, this is just what we were talking about last week -- the widespread warmth. it continues. big ridge of high pressure. look at these temperatures. portland, 66. 11 degrees above average in billings. 60 degrees. springfield, 62. chicago, 17 degrees above average into the 60s. tomorrow, election day, more of the same. lots of warmth everywhere with the exception of the southwest where we'll be looking at a lot of rain and the warm weather continues on into the week.
these toss-up states, how about utah? see what the weather is looking like there. again, not that bad. we are expecting to see plenty of sunshine. temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s. and north carolina again another toss-up state. we'll be looking at beautiful weather. plenty of sunshine. temperatures upper 60s to the low 70s. that's >> the latest election day weather, check out other friends at the weather channel. >> good advice, al.
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8:00 on "today." coming up -- 24 hours to go. as the candidates barnstorm across key swing states, the fbi clears hillary clinton in the latest e-mail probe prompting donald trump to protest. >> you e-mails in eight days. >> while clinton calls for americans to come together to defeat her rival. >> this election is a moment of reckoning. it is a choice between division or unity. >> so with voters finally heading to the polls, will we be able to put an end to our election anxiety? ? let me go home ? snow. plus, family battle.
receive and outpouring of love and support as they reveal their 3-year-old son, noah, has cancer. and don't mess with tom hanks. the hollywood a-lister and beloved "good guy" reveals the one thing he can't tolerate "today," monday, november 7th, 2016. >> we are watched the city marathon! >> i just ran the marathon, now i say hi to you, al. ?? >> good morning for our husbands. you're missing out! >> from virginia, we love today! woo! we're back now, 8:00 on a
2016. we got a big crowd out on the plaza this morning on a chilly post-marathon morning. we got a lot of people wearing the medals around their necks. congratulations to all of you runners. >> i'm always so amazed that they're here and they're standing and they're so proud. >> instead of icing their legs down, they just stand outside. >> exactly. of course, it is election eve. check it out, we're already in the holiday legendary rockettes are here and they're going to perform for us in just a little while. first an update on our "today's original project." mine with shinola on friday, people came to the nbc shop here at rockefeller center, they lined up to buy the notecards, planners and journals. they are all soldout online.
replenished. look for that on today.com and the proceeds go to the kids of the detroit edison public school academy. hey, speaking of great causes, matt and i, i can see our stubble growing. no shave "today" campaign. in our survey, 92% of guys told us mental health issues are going under under reported. we'll try to do our part as we raise awareness through men's health all month long. >> we like to remind people why you guysre it is for a good news. we begin with the race for the white house. i'm kristen welker in manchester, new hampshire, heading into the final 24 hours of this race. hillary clinton getting some welcome news. the fbi saying there's nothing there in its review of thousands of newly discovered e-mails. its review now concluded, but donald trump is gaining ground and isn't letting up. >> reporter: this morning, hillary clinton vindicated over
but staying on message delivering her closing argument in new hampshire sunday. >> this election is a moment of reckoning. it is a choice between division or unity. >> reporter: this after a november surprise. sunday fbi director james comey announcing the new probe into clinton's e-mails is over, writing in a letter to congress, based on our lee view, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in july with respect to nbc news has learned the review of thousands of e-mails found on anthony weiner's laptop established nearly all of those to and from clinton while she was secretary of state were duplicates. or they weren't related to government business at all. wiener is the estranged husband of clinton's top aide, huma abedin. clinton not mentioning the fbi decision all day. instead, leaving that to her team. >> not surprised. i mean i really felt like the
unequivocal. >> reporter: donald trump, who crisscrossed five states sunday trying to shore up a narrow path to 270, not letting up. >> right now she is being protected by a rigged system. >> reporter: after praising director comey nearly two weeks ago for looking into the newly discovered e-mails -- >> i respect that very much. >> reporter: -- sunday in michigan, trump reversed course. >> you can't review 650,000 new e-mails in eight days. >> reporter: campaign kelly anne conway piling on. >> do you think they went through hundreds of thousands of e-mails in a week? because that may strike a lot of americans as unusual. >> reporter: now the focus for both candidates, getting out the vote. >> vote for yourselves, vote for your children, vote for your grandchildren. >> reporter: in a final push today, clinton barnstorming in michigan, north carolina. trump hitting north carolina,
fighting to turn red. >> hillary clinton is guilty. she knows it. the fbi knows it. >> reporter: and we are getting our final snapshot of this race. our nbc news/survey monkey online poll out today shows secretary clinton with a six-point lead nationally in a four-way match-up. according to one of secretary clinton's top campaign officials, she will be releasing her latest ad tonight, two minutes of clinton talking straight to camera, her final argument before all voterse matt? savannah? >> kristen welker, thank you. we'll get things started on election day right here on "today." then our special prime time coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. eastern. we will of course have all of the results on "today" wednesday morning. >> we hope we'll have all the results on wednesday morning. you never know. >> yes. other news now, people in oklahoma are assessing the damage this morning caused by a strong earthquake that rumbled through that state on sunday night. the 5.0 magnitude quake struck
that's a major oil hub about 50 miles to the southwest of tulsa. no major injuries are reported, but the shaking did damage some buildings. schools are closed today so officials can make sure they're safe. the quake was felt as far away as iowa, illinois and texas. a popular fall tradition in delaware has been marred by a serious accident. this happened sunday. the video captures the incident. parts of an air cannon that fires pumpkins through the air wht door, struck a 39-year-old woman in the head and the face. this morning she's reported in critical condition at a local hospital. a 56-year-old man also was hurt but his injuries were not life threatening. just ahead, a difficult battle ahead for michael bouble and his family as his son is diagnosed with cancer. and then the one thing all voters seem to agree on -- why this campaign has our stress and anxiety levels at an all-time
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facebook. "we are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son, noah, who is currently undergoing treatment in the u.s." ? some day i know it will all turn out ?? >> reporter: the canadian singer writing, we have always been very advocate cal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children. my wife and i have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping noah get well. bouble and confirm the type of cancer noah has, but bouble's sister-in-law told an argentinean tv station that it is not leukemia. "it's cancer, but it's not leukemia, nor is it in his central nervous system." on social media, an outpouring of sympathy from fans and friends. singer rod stewart tweeting, all our love to noah. harry connick jr. writing, let's all pray for noah so he can win this fight.
battling breast cancer had this to say at an american cancer society function this saturday. "i can't even begin to touch that one, to be honest, because it is a 3-year-old. i would imagine your child having cancer is devastating as a parent." childhood cancers are extremely rare and make up 1% of all cancers diagnosed in the u.s., but cancer is still the leading cause of death from disease in children. >> childhood cancer has a much higher cure rate than adults. we cure nearly group of our kids diagnosed with cancer, which is much higher than an adult with cancer. >> reporter: in addition to their son, noah, michael bouble and his wife also have a 9-month-old son, eli. bouble often brings his family on tour with him and regularly includes them in his preconcert rituals. now they're holding out hope,
difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. we have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans around the world we will win this battle, god willing." michael and his wife have been married since 2011. they're also parents to 9-month-old eli. we wish them all and of course noah the very best. >> certainly do, natalie. thank you very much for that. we turn to al. >> let's look and give you an idea country today. we're looking at wet weather moving into the pacific northwest. we have a frontal system bringing rain from minneapolis all the way down, heavier rain and showers and thunderstorms down through the lower gulf coast. here's that front pushing through on election day. really the only big problem is going to be ohio. we are looking at showers there in the battleground states. wet weather down in the gulf, on into texas. record highs in the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine, utah and on into arizona. along the eastern seaboard
>> so small! congratulations to everybody. >> tends to be the way it happens. >> i guess so. >> adorable family. our best to them. let's go to "trending." >> they are the two words that strike fear in the heart of every wedding guest -- drunk uncle. no. actually, the on sit. dry wedding. meaning no alcohol will be served. this morning, it is sparking a debate on the internet as a growing number couples opt for dry weddings. a lot of people say bng doing dumb things at a wedding, ruining the day. also, it is a lot cheaper. but others say alcohol helps people loosen up and have more fun. >> yes! >> what a shock, that comes from you, hoda. on twitter we asked you are alcohol-free weddings sensible or are they stingy? what do you think the results would be? >> stingy. >> i think stingy. people want it. part of the reason you go. >> 62% say stingy.
like the most expensive part of the wedding. besides, especially with the friends we all have. >> if you've ever been to a wedding where someone over -- >> not pretty. have a good time. just enjoy. >> that's true. well, food waste. you guys like leftovers? me, too. there is a in you app that's trying to be part of the solution when it comes to food waste and leftover called food for all. it lets you buy the food tha before they close for the night. you buy the food that didn't sell that day. you get it for 50% to 80% less. it is an app that's in development right now. i think an mba student came up with it. the creator is raising money on kick starter, hopes to launch the app next summer. do we like this idea? >> yes. >> i like it if tn doesn't take away from another great idea -- which is a lot of restaurants in
leftovers to people in shelters who don't get it otherwise. >> restaurants are a hard business. if you can take that food that would have been wasted and make some money on it. >> sure. there is a specialty dish and they have something left over, ingredients, go pick it up. i like it. >> i'm going to mention a couple of things. tell me if you're with me and remember this. ice bucket challenge? >> yes. >> the water bottle challenge? >> right. >> now the latest internet craze is called the manikin challenge. it involves people making a dramatic pose, then place to look like manikins. this challenge started with high school students, but now it's spread to celebrities like kevin hart and athletes like members of the new york giants and the pittsburgh steelers.
tamron. >> we didn't even plan this. >> no. do "popstart!." >> al! action! al, come back to us! al! it's over! >> it's never over. >> it's over now. >> somebody pour ice water over his head. while we regroup and get al back, tom hanks is known as the nicest guy in hollywood but in an interview, tom revealed the one thing that really sets him take advantage of his kindness by lying. tom saying, if you lie to me, you're going to be in big trouble. i think by and large, i am a good-natured man and i give everybody a fair shake. but if someone takes advantage of that good nature, well then, you're going to suffer the wrath of a lover scorned. i'm pretty decent guy but i'm not a lightweight. i'm not a sucker.
recent bad experience. >> he's not getting around whoever he was directing that to. next, ryan seacrest taking a job away from his sister's side for her wedding. ryan didn't just attend the ceremony in mexico, he was the man of honor. ryan stepping up for his younger sister making sure she had her dress and posing for photos with other members of the bridal party. ryan said he was proud to be the man of hono sunday for the annual new york city marathon. olivia wilde shared this video from the sidelines and she as other spectators cheered on the runners. drew barrymore also in the house. she and her husband finalized their divorce back in august but drew showed up to support her ex and shared this photo of the couple's daughter giving him a hug after the race. al roker is still frozen. >> how is this possible? >> can you dust him off? just dust him.
tussaud's all of a sudden. all right, al, stay right there. the presidential race is coming down to the wire. but with just a day to go, one thing is already clear. this race has been stressful. >> you see what it's done to al. hallie jackson is here with that part of the story. so many people feel sick to their stomachs. >> yeah. everybody is stressed out about this. not to totally bring down the mood, but already 60% of voters in o n proud of america right now because of this election. that is more than five times the number that we saw back in 2008. regardless of who's the president, there is one thing that we know for sure -- the mood of this nation is stressed out. >> reporter: after nearly 600 days of a grueling, grinding campaign, tomorrow cannot come soon enough for most of us. >> i am stressed because i just think the candidates have such different views that there's
are angry either way. >> the united states just seems like there's so much animosity right now. no one wants to just -- cornny as it sounds -- just get along. >> is election stress like the one thing right now that's actually bringing everybody together? >> you know, that's a great question. i think in a lot of ways it is, yeah. >> reporter: regardless of whether they lean red or blue, recent surveys show more than half of americans are disgusted with this campaign and call the election a significant source of stress in their it's not just the frayed nerves, but the fatigue. we really are losing sleep. getting less of it after big moments like debates where the rhetoric's ratcheted up more than ever, it seems. >> is to replenish -- >> such a nasty woman. >> i am sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive, dangerous vision and behavior of people who support donald trump. >> these have been very
rhetoric. we also think that social media is playing a role in people's amount of election related stress. >> i think especially seeing it on facebook with the insane statuses, all of the instagrams. everyone's pretty sick of it. >> i have blocked a lot of people. a lot of people that i thought were friends. i just had to hide them on facebook. >> reporter: facebook says they've had 5.3 billion likes, posts, comments, and shares related to nine months of this year alone. not easy to escape an election that's everywhere. >> i actually stopped watching most of the news about it months ago. >> because you were getting to stressed? >> yeah. it was too bothersome. all the sound bites and the quotes. and i had basically made up my mind. >> reporter: the good news -- this 2016 slog's soon to be history. >> hopefully it's a reaction of relief. i'm hoping. but i guess it is really going to depend on who gets it.
>> i don't expect everyone to feel 100% better come wednesday morning. if the candidate that you supported didn't win, you're likely to be disappointed and there is going to be a period of time where you will likely feel angry and sadness. >> reporter: after 594 days, a few more in store as the election hangover hangs around. >> while we may talk about a gender gap in this campaign, there is not one when it comes to all this. the american psychological association says men and women are equally likely to say 20 i know it is a bummer, but at least we have thanksgiving to talk about it. >> to mend fences. >> al has reenmated. >> i'm out. >> but you're right, it is not like after the election it is going to be fine. >> refriend all of the people you unfriended. you know? >>. coming up, jason sudeikes is here to talk about family, fun
?? it is november 7th. but we are in the mood for christmas around here because the world-famous rockettes are here. they're going to be back with another performance from their christmas spectacular in a bit. it always amazes. also with us, jason sudeikes is here this morning to talk about taking a beloved role to
family and these cool shoes he's got on. >> can i just say a quick thank you to somebody? because there's never anything printed up with my name on it, like a keychain or anything. look what just happened! look what just happened! thank you. >> made by a marathoner, no less. thank you so much! >> he gave us mugs last year and he gave us a flight next year. >>he how to dress up your holiday table with centerpieces worth praising. and two superstars chefs put their best spins on show-stealing thanksgiving day dishes. >> it's all about the sides. who cares about the turkey. it is the sides. >> superstar chefs. can we agree it is wintry now in. >> it is brisk. very fall-like. i wouldn't go quite so far as winter. >> that's ladies choice. >> let's see what we've got forecast wise for you.
down through the lower gulf coast. we're watching that along there. showers around the great lakes, sunshine along the eastern seaboard. as we get into the middle part of the week, much of the country dry, though wet weather in the pacific northwest. temperature wise much of the country above normal. that will be kind of nice. but then as we head toward the midweek period we'll start to see things getting back to normal, especially down through the gulf. look for much above weather still throughout much of
>> don't forget, you can get weather any time you need. just go to the weather channel on cable. jason sudeikes is a busy guy these days. few weeks ago he welcomed his second child, a little girl named daisy with fiance olivia wilde. now he's starring in the off br made famous by of course robin williams in the movie. this is a bold move. congratulations. good morning. >> thank you. thank you. >> don't know whether i'm talking about the new baby or the role. >> both are brave endeavors. >> easy decision or tough decision to bring this iconic movie story and this iconic role played by a guy like robin williams to the stage? >> easy decision with the elements and the story. easy in the sense like it is an amazing character. i think it is a tremendous story
prescient in the same ways as it is like kind of timeless. but then the actual endeavor of playing a part so -- captured so beautifully and so iconically by an absolute iconic hero of my personally was one that i had to be very thoughtful with. >> you said so relevant. so needed right now. this is unequivocally an inspirational story. after what we've just lived through for the last year, year-and-a-half, this really is going to go well with audiences. >> i hope so. i think we've done ten shows now. yeah, it still hits people. i had friends of mine who had never seen the film. be just like this is a story. everybody that read it got teary eyed by the end of the play. >> just to make sure -- maybe there are some people who don't know the story, it is a story of a group of teenage boys at a prestigest prep school and one of their teachers is a guy named john keating who inspires them. tell me about him.
rabble-rouser. he is an alum of the school. he was a rhodes scholar. he went to oxford. he has a very different way of teaching, encouraging kids to think for themselves and outside of the box, not just the path the school has for them. >> i've seen the movie probably 20 times. every time i listen to some of the speeches that keating gives in that movie, i think back to people in my life. who was the john keating character in my life. did you have one? >> i had a couple. very lucky that y. biggest things that i've benefited from, is the accidental or actual mentoring that i received. but, yeah, i had a great high schoolteacher named sally shipley. i had amazing directors and teachers in my chicago second city experience. tina fey over -- just across the street here was a big mentor for me in my early days of writing at "snl." lorn certainly. it is someone that sees something in someone before they
parents can be that way but it doesn't need to be familial. it could be in your cul-de-sac or the guys that played led zeppelin or the beasty boys. you're like what is it? as long as you can keep encouraging people to sort of look beyond what they are -- their own baggage can sort of get in the way of them seeing, it is a nice gesture to offer. >> being on stage every night is going to take you away from bath time for a while. >> that's true. >> is that a good thing or aad >> i shower now. >> i don't mean you. >> oh! sorry. okay. >> talking about the baby. >> it's all right. it's all right. again, i think i've got six little boys to watch over when i'm away from him now in my class. yeah. he'll have to deal with it. >> any sense of just wishing you were at "snl" this year with this kind of -- with the riches they are devouring every week in this political season? >> no. it's been fun to watch though. they've been doing an amazing
to do a trump/biden boxing match, i was a phone call away. get romney in there, too. yeah. but it's -- you know, it's great just to see what they're doing and to view it as like a guy who played the game for a while and is retired and can be sort of like, i know what they're feeling, i understand the microscope they've under. >> you played the game highest level. and this is going to be great. running through december 18th at the classic stage company right here in new york. up next, how to make your very own creative and cost-effective centerpiece for your holiday table. jason, you want to stick around for that. but first, this is "today"
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with the holidays fastly approaching, you are probably looking for a way to up your game when it comes to your holiday table decor. good morning. congrats on the book. i think people like they sometimes get into the flower rut like you've got to do flowers and you have some different ideas. >> absolutely. oftentimes you can just gather things already in the house, you can get creative with it and you can actually put things on the table that can be good conversation starters. >> i love this first idea. you are using framed the centerpiece. how would you do this if you were having guests? >> what i love is the idea that you would put something in the center that people really like want to talk about. oftentimes during this time of year we're gathering people who haven't seen each other so i think it is a great idea to ask your guests ahead of time, submit your favorite image from the year. submit an image from your favorite vacation, a wedding, something special. then use the frames around your house to put down the middle of the table. it is a great conversation starter and it gives everybody
cards, too. you don't have to use expensive frames. you can get the cheap ones or what you got around the house. is there absolutely. it is a great way to refreshen your frames. this time of year people forget because everything is digital to freshen up your frames. so it is a good reminder to do that. >> another super cute idea, books. not just any books. you get recommendations from your guests. >> again, ask your guests ahead of time, what's your favorite read of the year? shift the topic away from politics to this and put some books down the middle of the table to again generate some great conversation, give everybody a reason to participate. what's really nice about this is if you want to go the extra distance, it is a great parting gift. people can take home a book that they didn't contribute. >> that's great. so a party favor. then i see these movie signs for the placards. what's the idea there? had. >> so instead of a typical place cardholder, ask everybody ahead of time, what's your favorite tv show of the year? what's your favorite movie of
card holders. it gives people a chance to kind of walk around the table beforehand, sort of figure out, a, where they're sitting, but, b, what everybody else contributed. again, it gives people a reason to generate a conversation. >> i love that that's really getting a unique conversation going. dessert as centerpiece, a beautiful idea whose time has time. >> this is from my favorite bakery, sweet henrietta's. but you can use whatever you want. desserts are so often relegated to the end. they're tucked away in the kitchen. if you have a beautiful cake or beautiful pie, why not let that be the centerpiece? you don't have to go the extra distance of spending money on cut flowers. use your bread as a place cardholder. again, give people the thought that if i like what i'm seeing, i will save a little extra room during the meal. >> that's always a good reminder
we areback now, 8:45. week two of our special series "today food all-star thanksgiving." this month we're pairing chefs to help make your holiday seamless and lidia bastianich is serving a special thanksgiving menu and andrew caramelini of lucca, also here in new york. guys, thanks for being here for thanksgiving. we're making a vegetable we've all gone 180 degrees on.
i'm going to saute them in a pan until it gets nice and caramelized. >> i read through these recipes, i love them both. they're very different. just starting off by having them. is that the best way to do it? >> the leaves like this. i like to use leaves as well. just open it up. you know that intense flavor that you feel, that sulfur flavor, you kind of release it if tu let it out. >> these get all crispy, too. >> the leaves. >> yeah. it is like little chips. >> you don't want to waste anything. so here are the ingredients. you saw how we cleaned the brussels sprouts. olive oil, bacon. you saute the bacon. you just take the bacon off. and you drain it off. and you put it -- >> leave all that good stuff in the pan. >> exactly. you add the onions to that just like that. garlic. you make kind of a hotspot here,
a little bit of. he pepperoncini. a little bit of vinegar. you let it steam. you let it sweat. about 15 minutes. 15, 20 minutes. nice and easy. you want to caramelize it just like that. this is how you want it. this is where the flavor is. you know that green -- yeah, they are nice to look and everything, but these taste delicious. >> look how you garnished your dish over there. >> but a little bit of -- >> walnuts. >> just crunchiness and a little bit of flavor. >> come on back and join us. thank you. andrew, what's different about your recipe? >> i'm italian but thinking about thanksgiving and i love apples, i love celery. i'm doing like a sweet and sour apple brussel sprout thing. >> i wish people could smell
oven. so i just salt and pepper, olive oil, put it in the oven, get it nice and crispy. take apple cider. reduce by three-quarter, and add a little apple cider vinegar. >> why? just to offset the sweetness? >> yeah. a kind ever sweet and sour apple glaze. very, very american. put some black pepper in there. you have this kind of glaze. it is great because the brussels sprouts are a little bit better and you have this sweetness trying both these recipes. >> really, really good. >> delicious. >> this is a great thanksgiving thing just put that glaze over the brussels sprouts. toss them around to get them all glazed. the bottom of the celery plant, if you can't find this, you can use fennel. fennel works really well. kind of an intense celery flavor.
we make a little salad. fresh apple on there. little bit of the celery root. breadcrumbs because i love that texture. put it in the center. you can make the glaze the day before so you don't have to stress about doing it the day of. >> perfect. guys, downstairs, not a competition. you like them both? >> both winners. >> you know what's interesting though? we do have two votes for andrew's and two votes for lydia's. but everyone agrees, they're both awesome. >> that's the happy thanksgiving. you're going to be back november 23rd, along with more than 30 other chefs for a huge thanksgiving celebration on the plaza. going to have more recipes from two more chefs in our next half-hour. of course, you can find all these great ideas at our website, today.com/food. up next, a live performance from the world-famous rockettes out on that chilly plaza.
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?? ?? >> the rockettes! where's sara? come on over here. member of the rockettes been high-kicking for ten years. i feel like i should give you something to make you warm. so here. there. what's the best part of this job? >> oh, goodness. you know -- excuse me. -- being a rockette is such a dream come true. it is an iconic one ever a kind
feel like the christmas spectacular is something you absolutely must see every season. >> just if you wondered if the rockettes are in great shape, not only do they do this all christmas long, we make you do an interview after doing a dance number. try to explain. i've been to the show. i brought my mom. it was wonderful. i think it is acrobatic. how would you describe it? >> it is very athletic. we do 90 minutes in a show, up to eight numbers in a show. sometimes you can do it up to four times a day. but to see everybody in the audience, and just spread the joy, it is such a wonderful take-away. >> if you've seen it -- i've seen it a bunch of times with my nieces -- every time you go back, there is something new so it is interesting for everybody. >> absolutely. every season there are always little tweaks, little changes. >> can we give a shout out to the garden of dreams foundation? had. >> yes. this season we are so, so excited to make time for joy and through the garden of dreams this season we can spread the
for every 15 tickets purchased from now until november 15th, we then donate one ticket, up to 2,000 tickets, to the garden of dreams foundation and get to spread the joy to them. >> they do wonderful, wonderful work. >> sara, you look so good in that hat. don't give it back. don't give it back. >> you can check out the radio city rockettes at the christmas
jane krakowski. and double the pleasure as we countdown to thanksgiving with coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." it's monday morning, november 7th, 2016. a lot of folks out there who ran the new york city marathon yesterday. we offered them our congratulations it was a little brisk but a perfect day after running yesterday. we are so thrilled, speaking of
jane krakowski. >> doing great. >> that's the universal symbol for i'm doing great. >> really. >> it is great to hear that you're filming the third season of "unbreakable." i highly recommend after tuesday just get in your bed and watch every episode. it is the most joyous show on tv. >> i mightrt much happiness. >> it is so joyous to film as well. >> really? >> we're a month or two in of filming season three which i am so excited about. in the netflix plan it doesn't come out for a little while. but it is a great thing to take a break from all of this election stress and curl up and hope for the best on wednesday. >> jacqueline white, your character, kind of this self-involved -- >> i don't know what you're talking about.
socialite. what's her deal now? what's going on? >> well, she's fallen in love with someone new and she's trying to make real social change, al. >> you're trying to be a better mom. >> she's trying to be a better mom, a better person. we're currently trying to get the washington redskins to change their name because of her native american heritage. we're in the midst of all of that where clearly hilarity will ensue. >> of course! that's what we expect. >> when your character was inside watch. it is the best. and also she loves me. in movie theaters. >> your broadway show. >> thank you very much, al. i had to go all the way to broadway. i had to do an entire broadway show to make it in a movie. >> this is going to be shown in movie theaters for one night only. >> they filmed the show live and it will air on december 1st. >> has that ever been done before? >> i think broadway hd is the company that is doing this.
the show "company." sort of to bring broadway to the country. >> i love that. >> i'm really excited about it. it will be december 1st in 500 theaters around america at 7:00 p.m. it is just wonderful for us to sort of relive it again. >> congratulations on that. >> thank you. >> what did you do this weekend? >> what did i do. i can't even remember. oh! i went to see the movie "moonlight." i went to -- it is an independent film. this is -- phenomenal. >> it is not what you expect. >> it is not what you expect. i've never seen anything like it. i think it is going to be the front-runner for the oscars best picture. i've already put it in. but it is a sensitive portrayal of this young man's life and his journey. i don't want to give too much away. but it is set in florida, atlanta. but this story and how this life
it's beautiful. i was with a friend. we were -- it is that kind of movie afterwards you keep talking about. and you're filling in the holes. it stays with you. trust me. go see it. i'm going to be sitting down with the cast for an interview coming up soon. but it is stunning. it is a stunning work of art. >> wow. >> what did you do? >> didn't do much. i had a very emotional week with the world series. you know. and this weekend -- >> you were there! >> i was there. you know history, to watch this. to say i was there. i can't remember in my lifetime ever seeing anything like this. >> i had to be up really early the next morning and i was up until 1:00 a.m. new york time watching the game. i was like, this is the best game i've ever seen. you couldn't turn away. just to feel the passion of two teams wanting it really so bad. playing their hearts out. >> and great history for both teams. whoever won, it was going to be a great story. >> and that's all i know.
decompress. there is a great little place up near where we live called six depot. it is an old train station. they turned it into a coffee shop. my son and i just had a nice little breakfast yesterday morning, hanging out. he had waffle with nutella and fruit. >> nicky's eating like a champ! >> please. he finished that, then half of mine. >> i can't keep up with this. >> i can't. i can't. >> he had a side of bacon besides. he ate my bacon. but it was just nice. it was quiet. it was kind of cool. it was very fall like. just a nice chilled -- >> i got a text from a friend who was there and said, al roker is sitting right here. i wanted to say, well, go say hi. we're at that point in our lives where people connect us even on our weekends and time off. i see the text. oh, al roker is here.
night? >> i sure did. >> what are your thoughts on -- >> my weekend actually included a little reunion with my friend, alec baldwin. i made a little guest appearance on his game show called "match game." >> which is a terrific show. >> then that evening he went on to do his appearance on "snl." i didn't know what it was going to be but i knew they were doing something special. it was so awesome. i felt slightly touched by it. >> a lot of people had that reaction. >> okay. >> you can still be both. we're friends. i can do that. >> there is this sort of over election stress -- stressful situation right now so i thought it was -- i was oddly moved by it that they broke the fourth wall and spoke as themselves and said let's just all pull together as america. >> what sta like as an actor to do that? have you ever done that, broke that wall to give a message? >> i'm sure i have. i mean i want to say i have no idea. i have no idea what it is like
you'll have to call my friend, alec, and ask him what that's like. >> but they were so terrific. obviously alec baldwin as donald trump, kate mckinnon as hillary clinton. and they find -- they've just done such a tour de force between these two characters. but take a look at what happens when they finally broke character. >> i'm sorry, kate. i just hate yelling all this stuff at you like this. >> yeah. i right? this whole election has been so mean. >> i mean i just feel gross all the time. don't you guys feel gross all the time about this? >> woo! >> you know what i think can help us? let's get out of here. >> what? where will we go? >> you'll see. ?? >> and then they make a break for it. they get to times square.
but they end up in times square. just go against character and it is just -- i think it really was brilliant. >> yeah, it was. >> so unexpected. >> yeah. then when they got back in the studio they made a plea for people to vote. it didn't come off sanctimonious. it just was powerful. here it is. >> and now it is time to get out there and vote. none of this will have mattered if you don't vote. >> and we can't tell you who to vote for but on tuesday, we a of country we want to live in. and live from new york, it's saturday night! >> yeah! they had such a brilliant season. and all the other sketches that they did. like "celebrity family feud," "political edition" was incredible. >> i thought bill murray singing "go cubs go" was going to have you on fire. >> someone's going to win the presidency obviously in the few days but i don't want alec's character to go away and i don't
tuesday night, neither of those people are going away. >> so what are you going to do? >> this is the first time i'm not live. because i've got to be back on here in the morning. usually i'm live on the ice rink when the numbers come in. i'm going to be home. i am going to host a little get-together with friends and watch it all play out. we've got democracy plaza out here. but we were talking, this feels like when i leave this show and go over to msnbc of course to cover politics. i'm like everyone else, when is it going to be over. in the uk, their general ours is five years. it's like five weeks. >> but their bacon's not very good. so it's -- hey, results start at 7:00 p.m. eastern, led by lester holt, savannah guthrie, tom brokaw and chuck todd. >> how are you watching the election? >> i'll be filming that day so i'll probably still be with all my cast mates and filming. but it is curious, this morning -- because i have a 5 1/2-year-old son.
with me? i wanted to bring him with me to experience what voting is. because in kindergarten they are talking about the election. i felt like a big step to bring my son for rt first time with me obviously. he's not able to vote yet. >> legally. not legally. >> i saw sunday morning on one of the programs, i didn't know this, for like 40 years they've done this survey of elementary school kids and they have only been wrong twice in picking the prid hillary clinton. but i believe it's been 44 years they've been doing this with school kids around america and they've been voting. that's interesting. >> awesome. well, there you go. >> so on the ice rink will the colors change? >> yes. democracy plaza. >> i know what i'm doing. i'm watching nbc. >> of course you are! as will the rest of america. here's a little question for you. can you guess what the longest running scripted tv series of all time is? here's a hint. jane and i have been on it. >> mash?
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but the answer is -- >> "the simpsons." >> you've both been on the show? >> we've both made cameos. >> i will say, it was one of the great asks of my career. like you want to be on "the simpsons." >> were you yourself on the show? >> no. i was a character. >> i played myself. i was a -- i did a cameo. that's me. >> that looks like bryant gumbel >> did you get a cell? >> i got a cell, i got a signed script. but you got a bicycle. >> bicycle. >> jane in the commercial said did you get a bicycle? >> you never start with the -- >> then al said he didn't. then she said not to tell you at home. why would you hold secret from our families watching? >> i was so surprised that i got -- it was their anniversary. i think it was their 25th anniversary and i figured everyone who guested on it. it is a cool fold-away bike.
yellow. yours must have got lost in the mail, al. >> who was your character? >> that's me. >> who was she? >> a piano teacher. >> jane is like -- sounds like -- >> leer's why "the simpsons" break the record. they've been renewed for the 29th and 30th seasons already. a total of 669 episodes. it makes it the longest scripted tv show of all time. the record was "gun 635 episodes. >> you were in that one, right? >> i was uncle festis' love interest in the third season. >> see? see? and "gun smoke" -- back then tv episodes ran -- seasons were 26 episodes, 32 episodes. >> really! >> prime time, it's 22. sothy did it in fewer seasons
today. dale earnhardt? what happened to you, dale? nascar superstar dale earnhardt jr. on sunday is driving. one of the fastest men in the world behind the wheel apparently was speeding when you're not supposed to be. dale's fiance tweeted out this picture. earnhardt was asked by fans on twitter how fast he was going. his answer -- not fast enough. according to his fiance's tweet, dale was given a warning ticket. he had been sidelined with a concussion since september but i plans to be back for the daytona 500. i'm from texas. certain areas the speed limit is like 75 and whatnot. people believe you can still go live five miles over. when i'm home -- i don't drive well. i've been honest about that. but the few times i've been allowed behind the wheel, people are like faster! i'm in the grandma lane panicking. then i want to speed up -- what? is it wrong?
yes. very much so. by any measure. >> have you ever been ticketed? >> i don't know what you're asking me. who? where? >> she was speeding on that yellow bike. that i didn't get! let's check your weather, see what's going on. and you can see for "today," near record highs in the pacific northwest. unseasonably mild around the great lakes. heavy rain down through texas so don't be speeding. also on into the gulf coast, plenty of sunshine along the eastern seaboard. tomorrow, election day. we've got some pretty nice and down the east coast. we do have some showers around ohio. all the way down to the gulf.
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hour of sleep yesterday. we should all feel rested and refreshed. >> we should, but here to tell us about that and more, nbc news medical contributor dr. natalie aczar. nice to see you. let's just jump right into this sleep that that extra hour was beneficial to us. >> honestly, i have to tell you that i thought i benefited from it yesterday. i did feel like i got an extra hour of sleep. the research would maybe suggest otherwise. specifically that for the week after we switch our clos forward, that your sleep is really disrupted for the next week, meaning that you have trouble falling asleep at night, there's middle of the night waking. you're getting up earlier and that the people who have the most difficulty with this are the larks. those are the early risers. and also people who sleep generally less than seven and a half hours tend to feel the disruption more than other people. >> so how do you get back on track? >> the know what? the same kind of advice that we give moms, new parents of
get back on a schedule, take an afternoon nap. this is the one place where we do maybe advise an afternoon nap could help. also get regular exercise. basically just re-establishing your schedule. i will point out that some studies previously have shown a little up tick of cardiac events or heart attacks in the spring, especially. that has to do more with sleep deprivation. not to alarm anybody, but again, the message here is -- >> too late. >> -- is your sleep important? yes. again, lots of research has been done on this whole daylight saving bes going to go there. but it is not cut and dry. >> what about the researching to the calories you consume and sleep. >> there's been a correlation with lack of sleep with lack of hormones which can affect how much you eat. this looked at 11 studies, almost 200 individuals or participants. it showed people who experience
sleep. that's a significant amount. ate up to or consumed up to 385 calories more than people who didn't. >> a day? >> a day. in a 24-hour period. that equated to about 4 1/2 slices of bread a day. leaving the researchers to conclude that sleep deprivation could actually affect your risk for obesity simply by the intake of more calories. i thought that was super interesting. and people ate more fat and less protein, carbohydratta so rule, sleep your eight hours. >> worried well. >> this is interesting. this has to do with, we know cardiovascular risk can be influenced by people's health behaviors -- diet, tobacco, smoking. this specifically looked at if you have health anxiety -- that hypochondriac worried about constantly getting sick, et cetera, could increase your risk for having ischemic heart disease. we know anxiety in general can be a risk factor for heart disease and specifically
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right now some 50,000 runners are recovering after taking part in the 40th annual new york city marathon yesterday. one of those amazing athletes, had an >> and al was the one who inspired her to lose 130 pounds. tina is here today for what she thinks is a tour of the studios. >> she doesn't know we have a surprise for her, but first we want you to hear tina's surprising story. >> been overweight my entire life. dreamt of being an athlete my entire life and i'm finally going to live my dream and run the new york city marathon. 26 years ago, we lost my dad from chronic obesity.
i knew it was time for a change. i was inspired after al roker had his gastric bypass to go and visit the surgeon. i decided to have the vertical sleeve surgery. i was up two days after walking around the neighborhood. i had to just start moving. i had always dreamed of being a runner. so i started training for my first 5k. after i ran my first 5k, i knew i was hooked and i was going to do a 10k. i did several 10ks. marathon. then suddenly had run nine half marathons. i lost 130 pounds in 11 months. i was at my goal weight. i had blogged about my journey since the very beginning and i put a post up in 2010 about how al roker ran the new york marathon and i remember seeing a clip on him training on the treadmill at 2:00 in the morning and his job starts at 4:00 in the morning and my job didn't.
i read my blog again and it had said i was going to make him proud one day and run the new york city marathon. so i decided that's exactly what i was going to do. three months ago, about half-way through training for new york, i lost my husband to a massive heart attack on his bike, on his way to work. completely unexpected. and i didn't know how i was going to go on but i really knew that he would have wanted me to just keep running. and that meant getting out and doing my long runs and showing up as hard as it was. running has really saved my life and i had no idea what it was going to prepare me for. training for a marathon taught me that even when you think you can't go on, you do. when i became a volunteer coach for the atlanta track club, they really have inspired me, especially through these difficult times this community has been there for me.
me. my coach, amy, is a former olympian and has been by my side from 5k to marathon. >> tina is one of those amazing positive people that comes and does things not just for herself. she's someone that puts everybody in front of herself and now we're going to put her front and center and make her cross this finish line that she's been dreaming about for a very long time. >> we're also raising money for kilometer kids which is our organization for teenagers teaching them basically how to make great decisions andiv healthy lifestyles. i think about where i was and i think about ar i am now. and i'm really proud of myself because i never gave up. every excuse in the book i could have used and i had a couple of really good ones. i'm going to run are the new york marathon for my husband. i'm going to keep that promise to al roker and i'm going to do this for myself, most of all.
>> what an inspirational story. tina is actually backstage right now and she has no idea that she's going to meet the man who inspired her through all of this. al, are you ready to make her day? >> what an amazing story. come on, let's go meet her. oh, my gosh. oh, tina! how are you? congratulations. oh, my goodness. >> thank you so much. >> god >> thank you. you're amazing. thank you for all the inspiration and for sticking to it. >> well, thank you for what you did. listen, when i crossed the finish line i was thinking about my parents and my dad who made me promise on his deathbed to get in shape. i know you've got to be thinking about your husband. >> i do. and my dad. >> and your dad. >> i just want to stay alive and be healthy for them and the rest of my friends and the rest of my family.
inspiration you are? >> i hope so. i just want to give it all back. >> that's so wonderful. what are you thinking right now? >> i'm just so happy to be here. i'm so happy to meet you. this is a dream come true. >> i just want to say, congratulations. i know you called al your hero, but what is it like to meet me today? great, right? >> how great is this? >> congratulations. you really are such an inspiration to everyone. and you did it mile 25 -- >> they never tell you that. they never tell you that. if you can get through that, you can do it. >> thank you, honey. thank you for doing this. >> we are so, so very proud of you. >> thank you. thank you. >> up next, we are going to get -- would you like to learn more about jane krakowski? >> i would! >> i think we should bring tina in to help us play the game "take a crack at it" after these messages.
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we've been putting jane to work as our guest co-host today, but now it is time for her to have a little fun with us. >> that's why we're dressed like this. tina stuck around to play a game with us called "take a krak at it" where we will answer all th >> this is the moment i've been waiting my whole career for. let's talk a little bit more about me on national television. i made my big screen debut at the very young age of 14 years old playing the slightly off-color cousin vickie in this 1980s comedy with a family road trip gone wrong. >> "holiday vacation"? >> goodnight, everybody.
it's a come by about a family road trip. okay, i'm not going to chime in. >> what's the answer? >> the answer is "national lampoon's vacation." >> i was in the genre. >> okay. next! >> i meant "vacation." >> there is a holiday one which was next. >> oh, come on. calista flockhart and i co-hosted in where did we originally meet? >> i have no idea. >> the day you were born. in a maternity ward. >> it happened to be at rutgers university. >> i was going to guess rutgers. >> at the young age of 18 -- >> can i get wikipedia going here? >> at the young age of 18, i had
the production of "starlight express." >> yes. >> what important and somewhat difficult skill, al, did i have to learn? >> roller skating. >> yes! okay. throughout my incredible career -- next question -- just moving right along. throughout my incredible career i've done several bit parts on tv shows that i was not a regular on. in which of these did i not ever appear "simpsons." b, ""law and order: svu"" which is every actor's right in new york city. you must be on that show. c, "modern family." d, "friends." >> "law and order." >> let's get taye diggs back.
>> i feel like -- >> i was not on "friends." >> you're too young. that's why. >> see, i knew this was going to come around. but speaking of friends, let's go to the next question. i auditioned for the lead roles on that hit show, clearly did not get it. which character did i audition for? >> rachel. >> excellent. >> i was going do say ross. >> time for a tie >> one more time for a tiebreaker. so i was on a show called "30 rock." >> a brilliant show. >> my character, jenna, famously did an indi film while on hiatus. what was the film? >> i know this! "rural juror." >> yes! yes! yes! >> let's not forget, the sequel.
oh, my gosh. come do weather with me. that was unbelievable. >> you are impressive! hit the button so we can look at some of the battleground states. hit "toss-up" for me. pick a state. which one would you like to see? >> florida. >> florida. all right. here we go. it just takes a second. there it is. boom. tomorrow -- any probl >> no. that's actually a lovely temperature. >> that's right. you know what i have to say that throws it to the local stations? >> yep.
>> tina, thank you so much. you made our day. >> thank you. coming up next, one of the most popular thanksgiving side dishes, sweet potato casserole. we're going to show you not one, but two different recipes that your guests, and we, will devour after these messages. ital one, my dad called them up and asked for "the jennifer garner card" which is such a dad thing to do. after he gave his name the woman from capital one said "mr. garner, are you related to jennifer?" kind of joking with him. and my dad was so proud to tell her, "as a matter of fact, she is my middle daughter". so now dad has the venture card, he's earning his double miles, and he made a friend at the company. can i say it? go ahead!
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we are back with a special "today food all-star thanksgiving" sweet potato casserole on the men you a two ways. >> good morning to you both. i am very excited to meet you both. i have waited in line for this lady so many hours. there is always a line outside your place. >> thank you. maybe if you have a speed pass to the front of the line, that would be better. i am terrible in the kitchen. >> this is vegan sweet potato casserole. sweet potatoes, cranberries, vegan marshmallows, coconut milk. we're going to start with actually our pecan streussel topping. if you want to dump these all in the food processor, we have some flour, some pecans, a little bit of brown sugar for some
cloves. we just pour a little bit of vegetable oil to bring it together. then i just give it a few pulses so it gets that nice crumbly, crunchy texture. i actually love to throw this on everything because it adds a lot of flavor. here we have our cooked sweet potatoes. if you want to start mashing. >> sure. >> go for it. i'm going to add coconut milk which keeps it creamy but is also vegan. when you have a lot of guests and d't everyone's diet is, you might need a vegan dairy-free option. >> where do you get vegan marshmallows? is that a common thing? are all marshmallows vegan? >> they usually have gelatin in them which isn't vegan. just make sure you find marshmallows with no gelatin. i'm going to add some dried cranberries. raisins. dried currants, whatever you
sweet potato casserole. we can just decorate it together. i'll let you do the marshmallows. >> is this on sale at your locations? >> no. but we have a delicious thanksgiving burger that's all vegan that's on sale all month long of november. be sure to come check it out. i personally love sweet potatoes. when i was little my mom had to take me to the doctor because i turned orange because i ate too many sweet potatoes. it can happen, be careful out there. >> i myth. >> it is the beta carotene. it can dye your skin. >> but she can see amazing. >> we have one more. this i love. this is going to be pork sweet potato sausage stuffing. >> this is the spice. this is the savoriness you all want. here is your grid.
, ground pork. mix that up. there you go. you want to get a good coating on the oil so it has a good char. of course your salt and pepper. keep mixing. once you have it like that, add your spice and of course your garlic which are definitely the two best things about this dish. of course, who doesn't like butter? it is not vegan. >> okay. >> that's all right. >> but it's fantastic. but fat gives flavor. just pour this over here. as we move down, what you want to do is get an amazing char on this. you want to bake it and roast it. that goes in as well on this. once it is mixed, it becomes this right here. look at the charred tips. mix with the breadcrumbs. parsley. ready? here is the best part about that.
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