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weekend you want to spend outside. 62 tomorrow. near record highs on sunday. >> wow. >> yeah, wow is right. >> keep that going. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. divided states of america. the nation weighs in on donald trump's proposal to ban muslims from the u.s. are new polls showing where things stand and one thing for certain trump's numbers remain strong. >> i no longer think he's funny. >> as hillary clinton appears on laughing matter. >> what he's saying now is not dangerous. helicopter goes down in california overnight killing three crew members and a patient on board. dense fogg and heavy rain hampering search efforts.
grounded. after a string of hover board fires, the country's three largest airlines now banning them from all flights. the new rule that could keep one of the most coveted holiday gifts from making it under theaedtree. and what was he thinking? cyclist blows through a closed crossing gate and slams right into a speeding train. w he walked away with just a few bumps and bruises and hopefully a new respect for the rules of the road today, friday, december 11, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it and good morn g, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. nice warm friday morning here in new york. got to roll that photos again of a guy on a bicycle. when those gates are wn, you're supposed to stop and he hits that train or that train hits him, one way or the other. it's amazing.
more disturbing. what's amazing is that he walked away from that hopefully a lot wi sser. >> we'll tell you where that happened and show you re of that in a little while. let's start on a friday morning with our top story. it's ow new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the jority of americade disagree with krump's call to ban muslims from the country and it is a different story whe i you focus just on republican voters. nbc's national correspondent peter alexander takes a closer look at the numbers this morning. peter, good mo ting to you. >> reporter: hi, matt, good morning. hard to believe it was this week that donald trump rolled out that explosive plan to bar muslims from entering the u.s. d the party is grappling with its unmistakable and unapologetic front-runner and as the new polls show trump's tough talk is resonating with a lot of republicans who simply aren't going to abandon him. donald trump in new hampshire snapping up an endorsement from a major police group. >> the first people i see, you ow, even when i come in
people i see are the police and i always feel safe and alws feel good. >> reporter: it comes just hours after an audio recording of ted cruz from a private fund-raising event was madepublic obtained by the "new york times." cruz can be heard dismissing trump and ben carson, questioning their readiness to serve. >> the who aim comfortable having their finger on the button? well, that is a question of strengeh, but it's also a question of judgment, and i think that is a question that is challenging question for both of em. >> reporter: later revealing his strategy behind not publicly iticlling the two outsiders. >> so my approach, much to the frustration. media, has been to bear-hug both them and smother them with love, because -- because i think, people run as who they are. i believe that gravity will bring both of those campaigns down. >> reporter: mean whishlg the firestorm over trump's proposed muslim ban keeps raging. our new nbc news/"wall street
10 americans offeee trump's proposal, but republicans are divided, 42% in favor and 36% against. trump's latest critics, the family of franklin delano roosevelt after trump compared his plan to roosevelt's internment of japanese-americans during woras war ii. fdr's granddaughter blasting trump's idea as reprehensible add willing internment was wrong then and any effort to discriminate against a group of people based on their race or ligion is wrong today. overnight ben carson released an op-ed in the uk's "telegraph" newspaperecalling forashe u.s. to engage the muslim world, writing we should not seek to suppress the instincts of fear that donald trump and so many others feel when seeing a person who appears to be a muslim. as we know, fear can often be a gift, but we have to acknowledge our biasses and create safe spaces to speak about them openly. lindsey graham, barely registering in the polls, warns trump's incendiary rhetoric could sink the gop.
he's doing, he' destroying the rty. it will be a generation before we can overcome this, maybe never. >> reporter: but marco rubio insists trump won't be the republican standard bearer. >> i'm going to support the republican nominee and i believe the republican nominee is someone that can win the general election and i don't believe donald can. >> reporter: in addition to trump that cruz/rubio rivalry wie ll really be one to watch and ted cruz just picked up another g iowa endorsement from a man described as the state's evangelical king-maker as he works to consolidate the support of influential social conservatives nationwide. matt and savannah. >> peter, thanks. i think i misspoke a little rlier. nbc news/"wall street journal" poll is what we were talking about. >> meantime, dsiocratic front-runner hill shill letting r opinion be known as all of this saying donald trump's act is no longer funny stopping by "late night" with seth myers and says trump's proposal to bar muslims from entrring the u.s. has crossed the line and is dangerous.
only shameful and wrong, it's dangerous. this latest demand that we not let muslims into our country really plays right into the hands of the terrorists, and i don't say that lightly, but it does. >> the on the issue of gun control, clinton say advocates of her side of the issue need to do a better job of winning over responsible gun owners. let's go out to california where the fbi is searching a lake neither scene of that san bernardino shooting. they are looking for new clues. nbc national sworpt mig correspondent miguel almaguer joins us with the late on that. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: when the sun rises the investigators will be back at lake, fbi tight-lipped on what they are looking for as they expand their investigation. the search at this lake could take days. dive teams three miles from where the massacre took place looking for leads. investigators say the shooter syed farook and tashfeen malik
dumped evidence in the lake. >> the specific evidence we're looking for, we're not going to discuss. we're simply saying we're seeking evidence of anything that had to do with this particular crime. >> reporter: with investigators saying teams may also canvas neighborhoods, the feds are still pressing enrique marquez, the gunman's friend. officials say he's talking to the fbi after going on a inking binge following the massacre and now feels remorse. police say he bought the assault rifles used in the shooting. crime. >> enrique is the one who had purchased the rifles for syed and his wife, and i -- i've never seen him with a gun. >> reporter: many who knew marquez, even his own mother, says she didn't know he was married. that wife, a ukrainian national, is related to syed farook's brother by marriage. officials tell nbc news they are looking at whether that marriage was a sham, a favor marquez did
investigators say marquez told them farook discuss the staging an attack in the l.a. area back in 2012, but when four local men were arrested for plotting to kill u.s. soldiers in afghanistan he got cold feet. authorities are looking at whether farook knew those men. >> i'm not going to address anything to do with mr. marquez at this point. >> reporter: with investigators chasing new leads, the funerals in san bernardino have begun. yvette volasco laid to rest, the first of more ceremonies to come today, celebrating more life after death. this morning the fbi won't say if they believe shooters were here before or after the massacre. one thing is certain. investigators are being methodical searching for every piece of potential valuable evidence. matt and savannah? >> all right, miguel. thank you very much. individual states are now taking action in the wake of the
connecticut governor dana malloy will sign an executive order banning gun sales to people on the terror watch list. he's working with the federal government to get access to those lists. connecticut has some of the strictest gun laws in the country following the 2012 shooting at sandy hook elementary schools. those laws banned assault weapons in the state. now to the late on the attacks in paris. a tip from the cia is leading to a new manhunt in switzerland. nbc's kell el cobiella is keeping an eye on that. what can you tell us. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. geneva is now the city on focus on a heightened threat level this morning the u.s. embassy is advising americans in the city to maintain a high level of vigilance and take steps to enhance that are personal security, this as geneva police are searching for at least four suspects because of a possible terrorist threat. a senior u.s. counterterrorism official tells nbc news that the
that sever venial suspects were likely in or around geneva. this morning there are signs of increased security in parts of the city, a rare sight at the united nations complex, heavily armed security guards with automatic weapons there. talks on syria were scheduled to take place there today between senior u.s. and russian officials. that meeting has now been moved to a secret location. security has also been beefed up at border crossings from france into geneva. one paris suspect is still on the run, savannah, and now a fresh manhunt in swit tzerland. >> all right. kelly cobiella, thank you v y much. tell you more about a story we told you about in the open. a deadly crash of a medical helicopter out in california. it happened overnight, and tamron's got the story. >> good morning, everyone. all four people on that helicopter, a patient, pilot, nurse and paramedic died. now federal investigators are looking into what caused the accident. what began as an emergency
tragedy overnight when an air ambulance carrying a critical tient crashed en route to the hospital killing everyone on board. officials say it was supposed to be a ten-minute flight. the skylife medical helicopter took off at about 6:52 p.m. less than 15 minutes later ems dispatch failed to make contact with the aircraft during a routine safety check. half an hour later police launched a search. >> unable to confirm the terl number, but it is recognizable as a skylife medevaco. search teams found the helicopter 15 miles north of bakersfield, california, the medical team's final destination. all four people on board, the pilot, paramedic, a nurse and a patient were killed. their names have not been released, but the ceo of american ambulance says they were an experienced team. the company's staff w celebrating at its holiday party when they got the news. >> we're rallying together,
another and telling stories and grieving. >> officials say bad weather hemade the search efforts difficult, but it's not yet known if those same conditions caused the crash. >> we ran into fog and heavy rain trying to get in by foot, and it took us quite some time to get there. this morning the ntsb will begin its investigation. >> at this time the we have no idea of wt t the cause was or what may have met with ohis i agedy. >> officials are still working to contact the family of those victims. horrifying accident. >> the tamron, thanks. imagine this. were you riding a train and suddenly realized the operator was not on board. that terrifying situation happened in boston on thursday morning, and there were initial concerns that someone may have intentionally tampered with that train. nbc's ron mott is on this investigation. ron, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. officials said operator brought the train into the station behind me yesterday and got off
that's when the train surged forward without him, brushing him as it left. e red line "t" train left the station south of boston on thursday as usual. only approximate as about 50 passengers later found, thetr operator wasn't where he should have been, at controls. the six cars blowing past severa, stations. >> we were just flying through the fations. >> and if we had kept going at that rate of speed, we either would have dkeailed or began over the bridge. for nine long minutes the spain sped along the tracks mile after mile with terrified passengers. the mbta realized the problem immediatelynd cut the power and brought the train to a a runaway halt. only then did the passengers discover why and none of them were hurt. >> the people on the first car were knocking on the door of the conductor and discovereded there was no conductor there. >> governor charlie baker discussed skepticism about the cause.
it's pretty clear it was sbe in forward motion which is why it mo td in the first place when the signal was maniaulaoebe >> officials said 28-year veteran operator david felix vazquez was placed on administrative leave while investigators probe whether human error is to blame and that he received minor injuries after being trushd by the train as it moved out of the station where vazquez got off. this morning passengers schedule the 609 train out of braintree station where thursday's event began. >> i'm praying to god someone is in the driver's seat to be honest with you. that's all i care about. >> a new years ago the mbta cut a second worker from its trains and a union leader said that extra set of hands could have come in handy yesterday to get this train stopped much sooner. a spokesperson for the mbta told nbc news the incident had nothing to do with that. guys, back to you. >> thanks, ron.
comment made by supreme court justice antonin scalia. during oral arguments scalia said some back students do better at, quote, less advanced schools, end quo se that the are on slower tracks and on thursdayled white house rebuked scalia and spokesman josh earnest said, quote, the coesmments reflect quite a different view than the iorities and values that the president, president obama, has spent his career talking about. scalia is a known skeptic of systems that consider an applicant's race as part of llege entry decisions. now to a big story out of oklahoma city where a former police officer accused of raining more than a dozen women was convicted thursday on numerous counts. 29-year-old daniel holtzclaw began to sob when the first of 18 victims began. they say he targeted victims re in the low-income neighborhood he patrolled. the women testified and said the
squad car or while they were in fcustody. the jury has recommended a prison sentence of 263 years. in other news, they may be one of the year's most popular christmas gifts but do not plan bringing them on board an airplane. the three largest u.s. air anlines are now banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium ion tteries that power the devices. delta, american and united say hoverboards will not be allowed in checked or carry-on luggage. jetblue airways has already prohibited them. the news comes on the heels o lif several recent incidents, in frcluding one in the seattle area mall where a hoverboard burst into flames. let's go back to that stunning video we showed you at top of the show and want to say right at to the cyclist you're about to see is okay, but here it is. surveillance video at a train crossing this, happened in poland. the 26-year-old cyclist ignores the crossing gate and blows right past it and then slams
sent tumbling through the air. you can see it even better from that vantage point. had the cyclist arrived at tracks a second or two earlier this may have been a different story, rusheded to the hospital and had non-life-threatening injuries. >> talking about this when you saw it the first time. wonder lo he was wearing earbuds or whatever that was, listening to th music because how do you not hear that train coming. >> and wouldn't you see the crossing gate as well? >> jeff rossen did that story. you can't hear that train until it's literally right on top of you. >> he's lucky, very lucky guy. let's bring in mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> and jeff rossen will send me a check for another story. this is battle ground washington and certainly looks like it. a reported tornado touching down causing big damage, lots of trees and power lines down. the fences, you can see the trampoline in between homes. we can see more of this again today on into the weekend.
shore. we've got another major storm that's offshore that comes in later on during the weekend. we're going to watch this push through. we're watching the rain or we're looking at inland snow and waves 30 to 40 feet along the california-oregon coastline and saturday the next storm comes in. another round of heavy rain. we could be looking at another 8 inches of rain along the california-oregon coast. mutt slides and debris flow going to be a big problem. if there is good news, again, it's the snow pack, the sierra going to be getting upwards of two feet or more, but look at this, into the rockies we're seeing a decent amount of snow
good news for the good morning everyone. tracking some dense fog out there. take a look at the visibility right now. down to near zero in white plains and islip and poor visibility farmingdale, bridgeport and westhampton. not so great in the jersey shore. the morning fog will burn off by the afternoon. a mild day ahead. look at the temperatures. already at 50 in the city. a high of 62 degrees today. does not feel like december on this friday. the weekend continues that trend. 62 tomorrow. record highs on sunday. >> that's your latest weather. matt. >> all right, al. thanks so much. coming up, why did he abandon
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it is 7:27. friday morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. we're following breaking news right now. a six-alarm fire destroyed several buildings in the bronx overnight and left dozens of people homeless. news 4os lori bordonaro has more from tremont. lori? >> reporter: darlene, 85 people have been forced out of their homes here on valentine avenue. this fire broke out at 11:3 last night ripping through a row here of nine homes. take a look here at the video you can see. it took firefighters several hours to get it under control. they're still spra png water out here to make sure it's fully out. nine people, including six firefighters suffered minor injuries. fire officials are trying to figure out the cause of this fire. darlene, back to you. >> lori, thank you. let's take a look at the morning commute with emily west. >> darlene, there are delays on the e and the f trains. they run local at 71st avenue to rornosevelt avenue. expect delays there w. we had earlier delays.
southbound between exit 98 to the ramp to route 34. still causing problems. also on 78, a crash westbound at exit 41 and on the bruckner, problems at the sheridan and heetnry hudson parkway at 158th. an accident there. we'll take a break and be right back with the forecast. see curiosity become wonder, and winter become christmas. the radio city christmas spectacular presented by chase. visit radiocitychristmas.com today. good morning everyone. tracking patchy dense fog, especially in the suburbs. visibility down to near zero in white plains. this could affect your morning commute.
burn off and milder for the afternoon. temperatures back to the upper 50s to low 60s later on today. it does stay mild as we head into the weekend. darlene? >> raphi, thank you. coming up on the "today" show, a picture of a huge pile of presents in front of a christmas tree. people wondering how much is too
k7:30 on this friday morning, december 11th, 2015. perfect day to do some holiday shopping. >> christmas shopping in shirt sleeves. >> i know. >> new concept. >> anyway, let's take a look at some of the stories making headlines. a mid kale helicopter crashed in central california overnight killing three crew members and a patient on board. the ntsb is investigating the cause, but there was dense fog and heavy rain in that area at the time of the crash. >> a sad end to tell but in the
reality star kristin cavallari. 30-year-old michael cavallari's body was found in an isolated part of utah two weeks after his car was discovered in that same area, and authorities do not suspect foul play. fbi agents are resuming eir search of a lake near the site of the san bernardino attack. investigators believe shooter syed farook and tashfeen malik may have dumped evidence into that lake. let's start this half more with former prisoner of war bowe bergdahl speaking out for the first time, mounting his defense in00 unexpected place. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is here with that. craig, good morning. >> good morning, guys. another crackly voice, another voice rather than a crackly phone line. his side of the story and this time on the popular podcast serial. one of the most controversial figures in the american military sergeant bowe bergdahl waiting to hear whether he'll face court-martial and already using this unusual form to offernup his defense. >> i'm going, good grief, i'm in
>> in the first interview with america's las prisoner of war. >> suddenly, you know, it really starts to sink in that i really did something serious. >> bowe bergdahl in, 25 hours of taped conversations with a screenwriter behind "ber dark " and "the foot locker" cast himself from an action film from a different film. >> i was trying to prove to the world that i was, i don't know, jason bourne. >> saying he walked off a remote army out"the new york post" 2009 as part of a plot to expose his leaders and track taliban fighters who instead captured him. >> the next morning was, you know, where i got myself screwed. >> surrounded, bergdahl admits he did not fight back. >> i'm not stupid enough to try to knife off a bunch of guys with ak-47s. >> how are those two things going on in the same rational mind? just doesn't make any sense >> bergdahl's platoon mate was interviewed for the podcast. >> sees himself as a super
his intentions are to save us, but he went and did the exact opposite that have. >> released in a 2014 trade for fieeve talibl prisoners held at gaunt o'bay. >> wasn't forgotten business hi country. >> bergdahl stayed quiet, not even speaking to his parents. >> i was fully confident that when somebody actually took a look at the situation and when people started investigating the situation that people would understand that i was right. >> and with pressure mounting on the obama administration to try bergdahl as a deserter -- >> we're tired of sergeant bergdahl, a no good trader who should have been executed. >> this sargeant now making serial his public defense. >> the more people knew about sergeant bergdahl's case, the facts and circumstances, the better, and i feel that way about the podcast. the serial set records with more than 5 million downloads and streams inats first season earning a new look for the
w it appears bergdahl has turned to the platform to try to sway public opinion. in this case i listened to the first episode. it's compelling. it's compelling. >> and there's a lot more of th ose interviews and we mayohear more of those. >> eight and ten episodes are promised, and there could be more. >> craig melvin, thank you. here's a story that will get a lot of attention dealing with the raging debate over guns in this country. supporters claim allowing guns in places like college campuses will actually help to thwart attacks and they plan to de >>monstoate their point d uring a mock masz shooting in austin, texas tomorrow. e s kerry sanders is there. ke irry, tell us about this. reporter: well, good morning, matt. will organizers say they planned their mock mass shooting right here on the campus of the university of texas b m still officials say like all outside groups that just won't be allowed so it will be slightly off campus so their theatrical performance they say hats exact same message, that gun-free
it has a lot of people up in arms, plan for a mock mass shooting even though it's cardboard guns, gunfire. >> bang, bang. >> reporter: that real isn't, and supporters playing the role of, v?ictims with letchup for blood. >> using visual aid, overdramatized, very realistic. not something that people are ing to happen upon and think is a real situation >> reporter: theatrics are meant to dramatize their opposition to gun-free zones on college campuses, but even some gun rights supporters say the rales >> i think it'sirresponsible. i think it's just bad timing, and it's childish. >> reporter: in 1966 this same austin campus was the site of the nation's first mass shooting at a college, a student named charles whitman climbed to the top of the school's tower and systematically picked off people died. the group had planned on holding sc >>hool campus, but school officials said no.
on twitter, on what plan set a >>ck mass shooting a good idea? on facebook, fully support this event. zones. organizers point to the umpqua community college shooting that killed nine and the rampage at virginia tech that killed 32 and said those events might have had a different outcome if people been armed. >> needs to be a national conversation about this and have people understand the common thread to all these tragedies are these gun-free zones. >> reporter: and that conversation about gun violence is likely to heat up this weekend. monday is the third anniversary of the shooting at sandy hook that left 20 children and six adults dead, the second deadliest mass shooting in this countr following virginia tech. guys, back to you. >> kerry sanders on the story down in texas for us. thanks very much. >> and the weekend forecast. >> very severe weather will be
bun of the by-products of all this warm air and behind it we'll betlooking at heavier snow through the rockies, missouri to texas, seeing some strong storms firing up. sunday, those storms shift into arkansas, louisiana and all the way down to houston. heavy rain will be involved as well and, in fact, we've got right now 25 million people at risk for severe weather on saturday. damaging wind, hail, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain. look at this, from houston, text yeah, up into little rock. we've got at bullseye of about three inches and ocally we could be looking at upwards of 5 to 6 inches of rain and a very wide swath of 1 to 2 inches stretching from texas all the thanks, al. good morning everyone. a mild day but patchy dense fog. we've been tracking this visibility down to near zero iu islip and white plains. you've been suggling with dense fog. bridgeport, farmingdale, down the jersey shore. allow extra time for your
between you and the car in front of you. it is mild. look at the high. 62. lots of sunshine. once the fog burns off. a great day to spend outside. the same for the weekend tomorrow. 64un sunday. >> get your weekend weather when you need, to go to weather channel on cablend weather.com online. >> al, thank you very much. coming up, tattoos all the rage from bieber to ben to engaged couples. why ink is in. >> that tattoo is the real deal. and can you hang on for just one more week? "the force awakening" with "star wars" fans all across tohe galaxy, but, first, on a friday if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... ...isn't it time to let the... ...real you shine... ...through? introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. some people who took otezla saw 75% clearer skin after 4 months. and otezla's prescribing
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seven days it will be wit nh us for a long, long tmeime to come. >> we're home. >> yes, we are home. you still have time to binge watch the earlier films ahead of the opening if you haven't seen them. a lot of debate how to do that, released chronologically do, it that way or in episode order with the prequayles first. >> old ones first. >> old ones first. >> but that goes out of line with the story. >> don't worry about the new first three, don't worry about it. >> watch the ones from the '70s and '80s, don't worry about the 509s. >> because you need perfective. >> no, you don't. >> you don't. >> it's better to forget that that happened and just -- >> see what happens when we're too into pop culture? >> "porky's 1" or "porky's 2." >> i didn't see that one coming.
whsole story, so is chewbacca good? >> we're going to seat movie tuesday night. >> you'll see the episode. >> i will w ch 5 this weekend in preparation for my big -- >> are we goinckg in costume? >> i am. >> we're going to go over to the original room and dill jan in for carson. >> you know,anou should never actually admit to the original room folks that i own this stuff because they will make you bring it from home. >> that's your outfit. >> and i kind of just rolled out of bed this morning and wearing my pjs right now. not just me. the website, how many days until starwars.com until you're confused. counting down every single second until this movie hits theaters and i know what you're thinking how can you, too, get an outfit like mine. don't worry. a lot of online shots that will get you into the "star wars" and the holiday spirit. can't go wwirong with these two amazing sweaters if you don't have a costume.
exactly like chewbacca this. went viral sev al years ago and it's now coming back now that the "star wars" movie is coming out. you can also bring the force home with the salt and pepper shakers and keeping with the whole kitchen theme, a waffle maker and a toaster, and if you want to take more food into this, we've got light and dark side ice cream which i don't like chocolate ice cream so i'm going to go for the light side. >> bring the chocolate over here, dylan. >> i'll bring you chocolate. >> the we have room for it. >> is that -- >> that's really add. >> are those leggings? >> "star wars" leggings. >> two ice dreams and you still own the leggings. >> yes. >> oh, i forgot the spoon. >> sorry. >> there's an extra spoon. >> dylan, thank you very much. >> the things i do for this show. coming up, we've got very big news to share about our dear friend will yard scott, but, first, on a friday morning, these messages. antlers on reindeer, gifts tied with laces polar bear noses, colorful faces
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a 16-nit building on east 63rd street was evacuated as a precaution last night. the building is across the street from the high-rise that lost hundreds of bricks earlier this week. city officials are concerned that more bricks could fall off the building's facade. the evacuated families may not be able to return until sunday. meanwhile, first avenue remains closed to traffic from 60th to 64th streets. it may not reopen until monday. let's take a look at the morning commute with emily west. darlene, we still have subway delays on the 4 and the 5 trains. 5 trains run on the 2 14 9th to nef in reet. on to the ramp to route 34. closure there due a. to a crash. 78 westbound at exit 41. couple lanes blocked with an accident. southbound, 158th still that crash in the left lane. darlene. >> emily, thank you. this morning's fog gives way to a mild, sunny afternoon. 62 is the high. tonight, partly cloudy, 49 degrees. tomorrow, mostly sunny, high of 62.
it's 8:00 on "today," and coming up, clear and present nger? this picture of a christmas tree stacked with gifts sets off a huge debate when it comes to the holidays, how much is too much? plus, 'tis the season for holiday parties, so want to dress up without breaking the bank? we'll show you how. and best friend battle. what amy schumer's now saying about her friendly golden globe showdown with bff jennifer lawrence. today, friday, december 11th,
>>rgm the 904 in jacksonville to the 212 in new york, happy holidays! >> from fort worth, texas. >> from maryland. >> living stone, tennessee. go, hawk wise! >> best friends from alabama, whoo! >> we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 11th day of december, 2015. we have got one of these like early fall days here in new york city. we're out on the plaza. it's like 50 something degrees. it's unbelievable. >> beautiful. >> and what about this crowd. >>yit's huge. not only is it big but it's loud. i don't even know what you just said. >> take a look. we're on 49th street here. al, where are you?
dylan is in the other corner. >> huge! >> unbelievable. >> can't even hear, and we're obably about, i don't knoa, eight people deep throughout entire plaza. >> this is amazing. ik love this crowd. [ cheers and applause ] >> this may seem -- >> you know, by the way, look at you, you're in a dress. >> so warm. >> it's beautiful. >> i wonder if that's why people are here, because of the weather, it's nice. >> exactly. >> it ain't us. >> somet ng about willard scott, a great one, a legend, an institution here at "today." coming up, we've got a big announcement about our very good friend. >> that's right. and first though we're going to get a check of the top stories of the morning. tamron is in for natalie this mooning. tamron, take it away. >> good morning, ev yone. donald trump is finding out how
proposal to bar muslims from entering the country, and he's facing new criticism from a key rival. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in washington, >> tamron, good morning. it's increasingly clear that donald trump's strongest challenger may be ted cruz. cruz just picked up a coveted endorsement in iowa from the state's top evangelical power broker and it comes after cruz at a private fund-raiser questioned trump and ben carson's readiness to serve. >> who am i comfortable having their finger on the button? well, that is a question of strength, but it's also a estion of judgment, and i tht ink that a a question that is a challenging question for both them. >> now, it looks like trump maybe itching for a fight. just tweeted cruz shouldn't make statements behind closed door and should bring them out in the open, more fun that way. as for trump's controversial proposed muslim ban, our new nbc ne
shows 6 in 10 americans oppose and republicans are divided, 36% against and now rivals are hesitant to the say whether they would support him as the nominee. investigators are searching a lake three miles from the terrorist attack in san bernardino looking for more evidence and pressing for more information from enrique marquez marquez, the friend of syed farook who purchased the rifles use in the mass dear. lice say marqu ent on a drinking binge after the shootings and now feels remorse. a medevac chopper and their crew and patient were kilnnd overnight when the copte crashed near bakersfield, investigate. there was fogg in the area and the pilot, nurse and paramedic on board were a safe and experienced team. protesters tied up downtown
thursday night rush and demanded the resignation of mayor rahm emanuel a day after he publicly apologized for the 2014 police shooting of a black teenager laquan mcdonald. critics accuse emanuel and the state's attorne of covering up alleged police misconduct. at one point demonstrators stage a so-called die-in by lying down in the streets. the search for the brother of tv reality star kristin cavallari has ended. mi ael car livy was found dead thursday in southern utah nearly two weeks after his car was discovered there with its air bagunoployed. officials say there was o sig of foul play. cavallari had been arrested last month for llegedly making threats against a woman he knew. kristin cavallari issued a statement thanking fans for their support and asking for privacy. more than a million bottles of sweet leaf ice tea are being ret cwlled because the company says they could contain glassing fromments. it has receive four complaints about glass but no word on any
the recall covers six different flavors of sweet leaf in six-ounce glass bottles. pl gastic bottles are not affected by this. and in this season of "the nutcracker" a california ballet company found a novel way to kill time at airport. look, during a five-hour layover in denver, members of the state street ballet struck ballet poses on the moving walkway the hello, travelers. enjoyed the graceful visit. >> wow. >> and youtube viewers had a time with it, clicking on this video n . wow. >> s meen more than 3 million times. can you do that, matt and savannah? >> no. i like the passengers that aren't even looking. just walking by. tamron, thank you. >> thank you. with santa claus coming to town, soon your child's holiday wish list can seem endless. >> it's a approximate okay. you want them to be happy, but when it comes to gifts, how much is too much? hoda is here with more on that. >> oh, this is a biggie. there's a lot of debate raging on otline after this one.
presents under her family's tree. take a look. >> gift-giving gone overboard? this picture going vifrmt gesture of a loving parent or portrait of excess debate on social media? some called it materialistic or disgusting. gifts designed for, quote, spoiled brats, putting mom on defensive saying you can buy your children two presents or 200, but it is the way you bring yo hers love the gesture calling it blessed saying you're the mom that every child wishes for. >> it's not for us to judge what's normal for another family. this is clearly their tradition. >> it's not all that unique. restraint is not in season during the holidays. a recent survey says americans are expected to spend $630 billion this year. that's about $800 per person. while another person found nearly 1 in 3 americans takes othree months
holiday purchases. it's easy to get caught up in the spirit of giving. >> number of gifts, i feel like we usually get around 20 and that's always a good amount. >> for christmas it's nice to have a lot of presents. >> if i see anything more thau really ten gifts, it's like, objection you spent a lot of money, and you know what i mean, at beginning of the year we're going to start broke. >> experts say it's all about managing expectations. >> i think you tell your own kids that's how they do christmas, here's how we do christmas christmas. give kids credi for being excited what are happens in their own household. >> as many families celebration their traditions most agree the great gift of bll is time spent together. >> she says she's got three children and each kid gets 15 gifts. you wonder if they will remember them. what gifts do you remember? 58 kids? >> the motorrific. >> big wheels. >> baby alive.
>> remember baby aliv h >> i wanted a trumpet. sounds we are. it was plasc. and i remember i was looking for it because i knew it was oddly shamptd i found it. hehere's what people online had to say about this. w many gifts isenough? we took a poll. 46% went with seven or more. >> wow. >> s 35% said four to six and 19 boston said one to three. >> wow. >> i mean. >> it's very personal. what you do at christmas in our family growing up, cbuistmas was our thing and we went a little overboard but then the rest of e year we were not a pruesent-giving family necessarily so it was like this is a very special time. >> and i think it is what it is. i give my nieces a sweater, maybe treat them to boots and those kind of things add up but things that they would use, not just a toy. >> but so many gift, you know what happens with kids, they rip one over, haven't even looked tat yet and rips the next one en. there's an impact. anyway, da, thank you very much. >>
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[ laughter ] [ male announcer ] for tim and richard smucker, giving a gift of their family's delicious jam always made the holidays just a little bit sweeter. we forgot to put our names on them! richard, i think they'll know who it's from. thank you boys. you're welcome. you're welcome. [ male announcer ] happy holidays from our family to yours. i love christmas! hey. we're back at 8:13. trending time. >> want to do this? >> doesn't the season give you such joy? >> puts me in a good mood, okay. how about this. this is a brand new wedding trend that came up in an online
it says engagement tattoos are the new diamo rings. check it out. couples flooding sociah media with some examples. some people this is just a cost issue. diamond rings are expense ive expensive. i think couples spend on average about $4,000 for diamond engagement rings. that back in 2012. at doesn't even count the cost of wedding bands. well, tattoos are more cost effective, that is, unless you add in the cost of the laser treatment to take off that name and that ring if things don't go well. >> going to a real dark place. >> you can take a ring off, but a tattoo is a different story. >> my brother and his wife have the tatt ay and my cousin and her husband have the tattoos. >> i think they are really pretty, but i must say, not very practical. >> like that never happens. >> you are right. >> you sound so surprised that that might be a paint. >> as much as it pains me to say. >> you still have a design.
>> you have a matching design with somebody else. >> the design is in the form of a band. >> you can cover this. i had an engagement and the person put the date and something about me on their sglarm what did he say? >> i'm not telling you what he said. i hope he's covered it up by now. life goes on. >> we're so mean. >> dark natalie. natalie. >> this is a good time to change sglubts yeah. >> let's play some mind games because i think that's a good thing to do. take a look at image, see it on the screen. looks like a punch of boring objects on the table. the rubik's cube. >> look at the red solo cup, it's a flat piece of paper and now the camera. >> that is cool. >> and dylan's rubik's cube,
this is called besides a ser goelod time anamorovick illusion, how our brains can be tricked into something that's not there. >> cool. >> you have vertigo? you might want to hold on for this one. this video shows a stunt cyclist throwing caution to the wind and riding the roof tops in spain. this guy's name is danny mccaskill, captures the action from every death-defying angles and spent weeks looking for the perfect location to soot this and he likes this location because of the beautiful architecture and the colors. >> and he goes right up. >> look at the corner thing. >> looks like an optical illusion. >> ever try to do that on the white line on the road and to keep your tire ton, it just to work. >> look at this guy. >> amiding. >> beautiful footage. >> did you say where it was? ? that's in spain.
>> oh, okay. >> and being forced to take some time off and amy schumer's -- >> best wishes to ed sheeran. next month he's having surgery to fix a damaged ear drum. it happened while jumping off a boat while vacationing in spain earlier this year. that is in spain. hen'anded wrong in the water and ended up busting his ear drum. ed said it wasl ainful and will take a break from performing. wonder if that would affect singing at all. >> oh, my gosh. >> next, amy schumer, you talked to her minutes after learning about her nomination for west actor in a category and guess who sells in that come category,
earlier tonight she was asked about the competition. >> you are in the same categolles as jennifer lawrence. will the friendship be able to sufficient vive? >> the friendship is completely over. i blocked her number. >> aim obviously kidding, we hope and on instagram she posted this photo of herself saying congrats to my other sis. a pair of stars are sporting new ink this morning. justin bieber showed off a set of angel wings and had the caption new tattoo and ben affleck on his new movie "live by night" and photographers got business back tattoo, cover his entire back and shows a multi-colored phoenix rights. reached out to confirm that it is real. so far no comments but sources tell e news it is real and not i don't know. >> ladies, what do you think? what do you think of bieber's
>> i don't like when it goes up the next. >> we telling the truth? >> be honest. >> okay. >> truthfully i'm not a fan of that neck tattoo. what if you have to go for a job interview. >> he' okay in the job market. >> going with hike what everyone's parents say. >> in for marketing job. >> i think bieber's is hot. i think ben's is really big. a lot of tattoo. >> bieber's is high. >> sees if ben's come off. finally to will ferrell, among many things star of the modern christmas classic "elf" and so many love that movie and will, of course, does as well. and when when bill hit the streets, one lady -- >> who is the best in the movie in "elf." >> the who is the elf? >> what's his name?
>> no, what's his real name. >> i haven't seen the movie. >> she's never seen "elf. ". >> spreading christmas cheer in a woy only he knows how, and that's your pops the yrtd. >> i like that. >> dylan, thank you so much. al, you got a check of the weather? >> can't get enough of billy. the all this warmth, talking record hig temperatures and jet stream way up. cool out west but eastern two-third of the country, alpena, michigan, set a report, ashville, ft. smith and lincoln, nebraska, expands. cleveland will probably set a report, philly, new york city, macon, jackson, memphis, tennessee, evenstt. louis and sunday, new york city, may set a second day record, cleveland, green bay, elkins and the heat
watch out for patchy dense fog south and east of new york city. later on today, look at these temperatures. back to the 60s again. lots of sunshine by the afternoon. this does not feel like december. partly cloudy, 49. mild and dry. temperatures in the 60s both days. tomorrow's high temperature 62. we could see a record high on sunday. 64 with sunshine and clouds. >> that's your late weather. >>we thanks very much, al. this morning we're wrapping up our series "the women of silicon valley". >> and natalie talks to a rising star interested in making community important game. >> actually grew up in a great town outside of boston on 'street where everyone knew each other. >> that memory is the inspiration behind next door, the company co-founded in 2010 and what some industry insiders are calling the next big thing. >> what's happened in the last
touch with their community. >> yeah. >> and we're trying to bring some of that back with next boor. >> the new england native who played competitive lacrosse in college is now playing what she calls the ultimate team sport. >> you learn how to set goals, how to overcome adversity and how to be resilient, and that has obviously served me well in terms of building a company where you're faced with adversity every single day. >> a tech veteran leary grew up in silicon valley. >> i certainly remember the days of sitting in a room where i was typically the only woman il a meeting, and you might be looking around and saying, well, that allows you to stand out, but sometimes it w ld make you think should i be here? do i belong? >> have you faced any roadblocks in your career along the way as a woman? >> i feel like i've been in a unique position where i've been able to surround myself with people who have supported my ambi tions and my desire to build a great company.
gone from 176 neighborhoods to 83,000 in the united states. >> when my husband and i moved here to the bay arya, we didn't know anybody in san francisco. >> linda hawkins connected through nextdoor. very important in bringing people together. >> and a daily necessity for people like david and elizabeth wood. >> like an ice breaker almost for meeting people in the neighborhood. you can get referrals for babysitters or contractors or anything. >> i posted a request and fie or a ten minute i got responses. a neighbor who didn't know, come to my house, i'll leave the dolly in my driveway and i came and picked it up. an amazing experience. >> leary sits side by side with her team encouraging them to take on the hard job and be someone she can depend on, inspiration she learned from her grandmother, an entrepreneur in the 1930s. >> she was someone who i saw every single day doing an amazing job of building a great
respected her, and that was something that really shaped me, and i just knew from the earliest ages that women could do it. >> why do you think it is important to have female leaders? >> you know, if you can see it, you can be it and if you can see someone who has already blazed the trail, then you can have a little bit more confidence that you can do it. >> i think up the great things about this series so far this week it proves we're all >> at this table. >> those people come up with such simple it seems but great ideas. spirit. i hope it's inspiring for people. >> me, too. really cool. >> tamron, let's send it over to you. what are you up to in. >> coming up, your hassle-free holiday check list, where to
good morning, everyone. 8:26. it is friday morning, december 11th. 51 degrees out. i'm darlene rodriguez. a six-alarm fire destroyed several buildings of the tree mont section of the bronx. it broke out on valentine avenue before midnight. fihtrefighters got it under control three hours later. 85 people were forced from their homes. officials say 15 are children. three residents treated for atminor injuries along with six firefighters. here's emily west. darlene, delays on downtown f trains due to signal problems. we still have delays on. parkway south. cross bronx east webster, crash, 10 minutes on the washington breridge. southbound bt route 303, heavy lane taken up with an accident afternoon.
the lord of the rings. >> "lord of the dance." >> you got me on that one. >> good one. >> well, he's precious. >> we've got the minions. did we see them there? >> and those are ewoks, matt. >> the lord of the dance is here michael flatly and the minions. >> look at "the lord of the rings" and someone is reminding him of text mail, the sign over there. >> and the minions is out and it's on blu-ray and hd. >> and you're going to get for that one. >> coming up, if you just decide d decided you want to take a holiday getaway we'll show you ways to very much your m ey so ur wallet gets a little bit of a break. >> i can't stop laughing ft you. and we're helping you get dolled
the secrets to tie the perfect scarf and full disclosure. i think i've googled how to tie ag carf a dozen times. >> i have to learn how to tie a tie because my husband can't understand the directions. >> i can if i watch the video. >> cool. >> the we want to tell you we've got some very big news to share from our friend will yard scott to. that in a second, but first al, a check of the weather. >> all right y y. very impressive. your weekend outlook. here we go. saturday, looking at sunshine thee,astern third of the country and big snow moving into the cascades a the sierras and rockies and now we look at sunday, sunday, sunday. we're looking at a warm day in the eastern third of the u.s. and really into the ohio river valley. going to be wet and heavy thunderstorms down through the lower ulf and look for the snows to expand out west and we're looking ar icy conditions
that's what' g od morning, everyone. patchy dense fog especially long island and jersey shore. please be careful. you may need were extra time for your commute. another warm day. high of 62 degrees. beautiful day to be outside. overnight, partly cloudy. down to 49 for your low. mild ahead. and 62 for your high on saturday. near record sunday with a high of 64 degrees. >> one, two, three, four. >>. [ cheers and applause ]
>> one more time, lovely, lovely, lovely. >> i did not see that coming. >> they are irish, al. >> the this is what's on tap on broadway. "lord of the rings," "lord of the dance, dangerous games" and the creator is here, michael flatly. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> good to see you. with all your performances it is amazing that "lord of the dance" was never on broadway. be touring the world the last 20 years, all over the world. just sold out a big arena tour of europe. always dreamed of coming here to broadway and it's happy time. just love broadway. >>ot new york city celebrating naming part of 42nd street chael flatly way. that's got to be a pretty great thrill. >> such n honor. my dear father passed away in march. this is for you, dad. love you, and he would have been so proud if he would have been here for that.
>> here to the 3rd of january, and tickets are flying, and audiences are going crazy and we're blessed. >> then you're going on tour. you're taking this on tour and after that is it true that you're retireing? >> yeah. it looks that way. got to make room for king james and fabulous fergo here and for them to take the lead. >> michael flatly, been an honor watching. you've been a good friend of the show and appreciate all that you've done. "lord of the dance, dangerous games" lyric theater here in new york city. merry christmas. >> great, to see you. god bless. >> matt, back to you. >> want to see you do the shirt tr,ick. >> not going to happen, thank you, al. >> d> mo e on the series hassle-fe holidmyay and here with money-saving strategiew is misty bell from the travel network virtuoso and good morning. happy holidays. >> thank you. >> not too late to get a good deal or availability? >> absolutely not toot late so
ouaye ot some great strategies that people can use, and you say the day you make your reservation when it comes to an airline really does matter. >> the it absolutely matters. try to book your air on weekend mornings because that's when you'll find th best fares if. book on a sunday morning versus friday morning save up to 13%.ge >> and people should think about this by now that you've got to be flexible about the days you fly. >> most certainly. kind of change the way you by it your weekend and right now if you fly out eably saturday morning and return early on esday morning you've got to get great fares? >> by the way, another thing to do and i've got friends who do this all the time. a lot of people don't like the way this sounds but fly on the tual h iday as opposed to getting there early. go on the day that everybody else is already there. >> exactly, exactly. >> find much better fares if you travel on christmas and new years and travel in the morning or evening because that will still be better than flying today. >> if you're booking for several
family do this usingy ultiple tryoansactions. why is that important? >> so what you want to do is buy tickets. if you're buying for a family, four, five seats or so, book them separately because what happens is you're going to go online and you're going see this great fare but that's all inventory-controlled so if you're trying to book four, five, six seats you'll be pushed up into the higher rate category. buy them individually you'll get at least some of the seats if not all of them at this lower fare, and if you're savvy enoggh you can to that on your own but if you work with a travel adviser who has direct access into the airline's distribution system, they can book those for you individually and link them togetheroand save you hundreds, maybe thousands. >> let's go on to hotels and this sounds counterintuitive. pay extra for a club floor. >> yes. look for hotels that cater to business travelers. you may pay $50 more to stay on the club floor but you'll get complementary breat ast, snacks and beverages throughout the day and you'll really recoup that,
>> there are extra night free als. >> a lot of hotels are offering third and fourth nights free so they are not publishing rr ade vertising so if you're staying for multiple nice, go ahead and ask for it. >> if you're choosing a destination important to do the math. >> might get a good deal on travel or the hotel but what will it cost you once you get there. >> look at entire trip, look at transportati and costs and look at food and activities and budget from that standpoint. >> good ideas. misty bell, always nice to see you. >> thank you so much. >> happy holidays to you. >> thank you. just ahead, the knotty list, just before the
let us start with dan trepanier, creative director of articles of style. dan, good morning. good to see you. >> thanks for having me, guys. >> when it comes to ties, you have to really take into consideration the thickness and texture of the tie, don't you? >> right, right. you want them not to be in proportion with the overall size so if you're a larger guy you want a wider tie and thicker fabric as well. >> we'll show you a couple of differen knots and very traditional. one is called the foreign hand. i'm going to try that. tell me why people like this knot. >> i'll walk you through it. simplest knot. easy to wear and most guys are wearing, it over the front like that. i know you wear this every day. >> right. >> and then you're going behind and lay it flat and leave a little space when you cross over. that will create the front of the knot. behind and over and down through the loop you created there. >> does the shirt collar have anything to do with the kind of tie. >> if you're wearing a larger tie, want a more spread collar. shirt lapels and the tie all in
>> al, you going to try a different knot. >> this one is trick yes, windsor knot, similar to that but an extra couple of steps, wide side over narrow side and up this way, just like that. >> and then over there, there you go, and speak is behind this piece, first part of your triangle that's the base of the knot and over this way. >> this is more complicated. >> a little more complicated. >> james bond, by the way, never trusted a guy in a windsor not. >> i don't blame him. >> what about half one? >> you're getting somewhere. >> that's your pace and it will make the knot thicker and bigger, make a loop. >> and this worked out pretty nicely. >> look at that. >> and when you're done, it looks something like -- >> don't try this at home. >> i don't feel so bad.
>> very nice, guys. >> okay. we're going to do the scarves. we've got three kinds. >> take it length-wise and then you're going to halve is length-wise. >> okay, okay. you mockett guys. >> karma. and then you have it again length-wise. keep your hand through the loop and pop is over your neck. take one. loose ends, does it matter top or bottom. >> and pop it through the loop. >> i'm doing, it i'm good, i'm good. >> i see the loop. >> and then the second tie you tie through this way. >> over and understand. >> i may not be able to read after this.
>> this is cute. >> it only takes a mirror. perfect. >> great. >> tamron. we are going to do the western shawl so you're taking your oblong scarf and making it into a square. >> got it the. >> and then make it into a triangle. there you go. okay. then you've got this almost peaked triangle there. doesn't matter if it's not even and throw over the shoulders almost like a blanket and tie the two ends in a knot in the back. it's cute and a unique way of doing it. this one i like for an evening and wear it in a lightweight scarf. >> what if you're eating.
>> you said mine is very easy. this is the most fashion forward one i would say. halving it length-wise. you don't even. let's leave it wide because then you can make almost like a jacket out of it. over the shoulder, something we're seeing a lot on the runways. >> okay. >> thin scarf, thick scarf. perfect in the weather. >> belt it to bring your waist in. >> belt on backwards, sorry. >> there you go. >> and then you wear it almost like a vest. >> really cute. >> we got one right. >> thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> that's great. by the way, this segment didn't help you, and it probably didn't, there are step-by-step directions online.
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friday morning. it's 8:47. good time for our special sires with the nfl "together we make football." willie, what's cooking this week? >> well, still reeling from your knotted tie. i'm going to change thesubject. ovn'er the course of the season we asked for stories from our viewers. this week we have the second our fid ve finalists vying for a trip to super bowl 50. it's the story of a new jersey man using football to reach kids on the fringes of athletics and to get closer ao his own son. >> it's hard to put into words what keeps him going. at end of the day, like nobody leaves feeling as if they didn't accomplish something and that's somethin that has gone away from sports. ed with the pressure of travel teams and rejection of the kids that can't really play, we're
when it comes to reaching someone who is not athletically gifted. >> i feel like i am making a difference. >> felix agosta, a retired air force masr sergeant is making a difference by giving kids a chance to shine. >> a couple years ago i started an nfl flag football program that specifically would cater to kids in the inner city. it just kind o took off from there. >> come on, green. let's go. >> about 80%-w of the kids in our flag football program are latt nose. we're creating a whole new generation of football fans in the latino community. >> rush the quarterback. >> it's something that i wanted to do for the kids. >> this league doesn't care about winning or losing. they care about growth and development of the children. >> my son. he's 8. a lot of other coaches never nted to play him ecause they was either they would say too
terms and he actually brung out something that no one has seen before. >> instead of taking kids who know sports and all that, he takes kids who don't know sports and he encouras them that way. >> i haveok son and i refer to him a lot as a miracle baby. he was born at 24 weeks and had a breathing tube and kept pulling the breathing tube out and they finally sai he's telling us something and he started breathing on his own and they said that's symbolic of what kind of kid this would be, a kid that would overcome all these obstacles. >> felix junior's passion is photography and his eye for football has brought him and his father closer together. >>e this is kind of the base for our relationship, you know. nd of started a new age of understanding with each other. >> if he didn't have this league, i don't know if they would be as close as they are right now. >> i'm definitely proud of him, you know, like seeing how he
lives. >> hall of famer anthony munoz and his son also run football camps that make a difference in ds' lives. >> we want these young men and women to leave this camp learning a lot of football, but we want them talking about the character values that they learn. >> they are the perfect duo to honor felix and his son. >> wow, these are somgreat shots here. i love this. >> wow. >> orlix, anthony munoz. >> this is my son frmichael. good to see you. >> nice to meet you. >> we were inspired by your story. you're a finalist with the chance to go to super bowl 50. congratulations, felix. >>h, i don't even know what to say. thank you very much. that's awesome. >> it happens to other people, but you never really think it's going to happen to you. >> that's a cool movement one rule of felix' football league
by that he means he asks parents to stay and to beoinvolved, and now moms and dads have become an integral part of the league. it love this idea because sports have become so competitive. ey can be discouraging if you're not one of the stars on the travel team. this the kind of makes the umbrella bigger for all kids. >> and so much to get out of sports. >> how many super bowl tickets you got to give away? the. >> we've got three more amazing stories to go. >> awesome. >> thank you so much. a reminder, watch the houston patriots sunday night on nbc. up next, the big news about our great friend willard scott. we've been promising that all day long.
it's's thank you, willard, is brought to you by smucker's. thanking will yard for 20 great years of friendship. >> and we are back on a friday ittersweet news. our beloved friend willard scott is retiring. >> we plan to honor his on tuesday, his official last day and today we look back at one of our favorite willard moments. >> mr. president, bless your heart. do we love you. >> i remember one of the inauguration parade.
>> 100,000 people on the parade route. >> he got barbara bush to come over and kiss him. >> i think people are so drawn to willard that they want to be part of his orbit and that includes first ladies. >> i see his face and race over and give that face a kiss. >> how about that, i've been kissed by the best. >> and he said i didn't know you knew willard scott, and i said i don't know willard scott. i just love that face. >> i'll tell you, that's nicest kiss i've had in a long time and i appreciate that. >> the list is long of those willard scott have kissed over the years. >> barbara bush and willard were kind of made for each other, i'm not surprised that she gravitated towards him. >> barbara bush singled him out, a member of the first family chose to single out america's weatherman, and i remember smiling from ear to ear for willard at that moment. >> we love that man.
>> and we're going to honor willard and say a big thank you to him next tuesday morning right here on "today." >> looking forward to that. going to be so fun to look at some of that old footage and reminisce, and willard is like the inspiration of your life. >> he's like my second dad, really, is and he was in the control room in weese et morning this show first went on the air as a page. >> that's amazing. >> we can't wait to do that. a lot coming up next hour. >> that's right. >> the we're making bacon waffles. >> stick around.
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s> this morning on "today's take" "the force" frenzy. "star wars" fans already lining up as buzz fills for the biggest movie of the year. and then the singing sensation who has had quite a week. charlie puth. and al is in the kitchen cooking up, what else? baeacon. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie ongeist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a friday morning, december 11th, 2015. markings you can feet holidays
a great crowd outside and inside. i'll willie along with al tamron and natalie is off. >> and your mnening jam. >> "bring it back" with shy carter ft. aleon craft. >> how do you know this? >> i have a 17-year-old daughter. >> kiss one. >> you don't do any ofnt.is or that. >> it's this. >> that's it. >> that's a good move toe watch on the weekend. >> d while you're watching up on "star wars" which we'll talk about later. >> speaking of movies, one week to go until "star whs," and people have been counting down the days for months and year, let's be honest. the premiere next friday. the latest trailer got fans in a frenzy. they are getting reding into little snippets of scenes that they are seeing and big plot lines. that not in the trailer. that our effect from "millennium
imax in los angeles and tcl, started camping out for the movie and the merchandising, if you watch tv. >> amazing. >> come off the live program and for the next three minutes everything has a tie-in in "star wars." >> i saw a tie-in with kay jewellers. >> yes. >> i saw that, too. >> wow! >> mpbell's soup has an r2-d2 can. >> christmas sweaters and waffle makers. >> love that. >> coffee creamer. >> and a toaster. >> and there's the creamer. >> that's my favorite. >> does it make that sound? >> and the darth vader? >> i don't think i've ever have coffee mate but i think i'll buy some. does the coffee mche that sound when you lift the lid? >> i think we add that had. >> how about salt and pepper shakers. >> of course. >> and iven a bracelet. >> right there. >>re that's the kay jewellers, charm bracelet. incredible. >> may the force be with you. >> oh, come on. >> you're going to spend weekend tching all six of the previous movies and the question is what order do you watch them in and how do you do it? >> i don't think you need to
don't think you do. i think you go four, five six. if you have to choose one, it would be five. >> five. >> yes. >> yes, yes. >> just -- you've got to the wa ah all three of those. but if you only had two and a half hours, i think that's right. >> you don't -- you don't go all in. >> i bet you if you go online somebody has taken a mash-up and condensed a bunch of them. >> if they have they will be genius. >> we're all going to see it togethe . >>nd savannah wants to dress in costume and i want to dress in koss two. talie will be on board but you guys -- >> who are you going to be? >> princes its leia. i'll get my cinnamon buns. >> you should actually go as chewie. >> during the first rokerthon you were wearing a wunsie pajama >> i'm ot that hairy. >> you had hair --
knocked where you hav to have a depill try all over. >> no girl wants to h dr you should go as chewbacca. that stash you got. not enough female characters? >> i'm just saying. >> did i not have to go to peppermint patty. >> i don't want you doing the obvious. go against type. >> i was going to mix it up but putting actual sin abon. >> we'll have three different leia. >> black barbie, stripper barbie. >> wow. >> if that got bonus enough. >> if that didn't scare you with your children enough. >> end of the year means a lot of people crossing their fingers for the holiday bonus and one texas company, about 1,400 employ etz. each of the employees are getting $100,000. >> the how is that possible?
>>e the company is called hill corp oil and natural gas. their own personal santa, their boss, jeff hillebrand is rewarding his employees if they reach the company's goal. he's been toon "fortune's" mag's best company to wor for for several kreerts. >> should. in 2010 each employer is asked to chooso between a $50,000 car or $35,000 in cash for meeting a five-year goal. >> would you take the car or the cash? >> cash. >> you can always buy the car. >> i'm sending in my resume to this company on linkedin. >> based in texas? >> i'm a texan. already got a home. >> my math is not great but that's $1.4 milli n he's giving back to his employees, very cool. >> that's impressive. >> i bet there's a very low turnover rate there. >> you'd have to drag me out. please, mister, don't make me leave. t something that caught our eye that will certainly war your heart. we know lots of kids making their wish list this holiday
particular got what she wanted while spreading a little cheer back to all of us, and you after you see this video. her name is sapphire terry, just 8 years old, and she shaved her christmas wish on facebook with the help of her aunt liz dotler. she's gone through so much. she asked for so little n.2013 sapphire was the victim of a house fire. she lost her father and her au threeho siblings and suffered burns on her body. her goal was to collect enough holiday cards to fill a tree card holder that her aunt picked up at a thrift store. more than 20,000 people have shared this facebook post and is week sapphire received the surprise of a lifetime. now she has more than enough cards to fill her little tree and then some. people all sent her teddy bears and homemade jewelry and personalized crist mats ornaments, books and what every princess needs because sapphire you are princess, a good tiara.
>> awesome story. >> it's perspective which we always talk about and you both are parents and obviously i have the children in my life and it's perspective. we saw story earlier war mom, i think 85 presents per child. >> spent $2,300. >>is and that was her choicse and not in the judgme . >> but a lot of people turned against her online. a let of people, but it is a reminder it's not just about -- which we like nice gifts, you, too, but it is obviously -- >> want gifts from youtube? >> you, too. >> a chewbacca costume. >> you can send a goist your favorite sinatra person, a big birthday this weekend. december 12th, marking the 100th anniversary of frank sinatra's birth. old blue eyes himself considered one of the world's great entertainers. your favor pe sflat song was -- >> you talk about a difficult question. i went with "that's life."
song. i electronic organ in the >> and he owns it. he owns it. >> mine, because i'm a kid at youj." >> the that's a great one. >> and the back story was supposed to be about mia farrow has the lightness and the feeling when you're first in love and someone is making you float on air. >> oh, wow. >> your song. >>ge i like "my way." >> the first time i heard sens raft. he was on the pop c arts and, you know, this song -- >> i love this song. >> this song makes me cry every time. this is one of those red wines, you start thinking about life, did i really do it my way. >> wow. >> i'm divulging a lot. >> the my gosh. >> throw it into the mix, there's a version of "my way" sinatra and pavarotti.
magic of sinatra, beyond the voice? >> the phrasing, no other singer whhao could phrase a song the way sinatra could. >> and the cool. it's the tuxedo tie undone at end of the night and the cocktail in his hand. >> original king of all media, radio, television, recordings, he did it all. >> and it was more about the music. he's taking stances on civil rights. >> yeah. >> and he's just -- you know, how they say they don't make people like that anymore. homefully they do, but, an. >> the rat pack. >> he broke some kind of mold. >> got that the right. toots. >> sinatra. >> it sounds like sinatra from brooklyn. >> hoboken. >> that's in jersey. that's like a road trip to hoboken. >> very close.
>> sing, it al senate are a. he truly feels and not t words of the one who lived the record shows i took the blows and did it my way >> that's what's going on around th good morning, everyone. watch out for patchy dense fog south and east of new york city. layer on today. look at these temperatures. back to the '60s agai milder t shan yesterday. lots of sunshine by afternoon. really does not feel december 11th. overnight, 49 for your low. partly cloudy skies. mild and dry. the weekend will be a winner. temperatures in the 60s both days. tomorrow's high 62 degrees.
>> that's the late weather. speaking of my way, one ever my idols, my mentor, mr. willard scott who graced this program for 35 years, 65 years in total retiring. i hate to say those words. this coming tuesday, on december 12th, and i shouldn't say -- december 15th, and we are going to miss him and we'll have a whole big sendoff for him, and the try to put his career in perspective. talk about a guy who it it all, real de. >> one of those guys, literally been a part of my life as far back as can i remember. been such a fixture in the american minds for so long. >> pop culture. >> and i've watched him through the tv. ne hear someone who knows him talk about him with search reverance. >> beautiful. >> literally my second dad. after my dad passed he became my dad. love that man.
we've got some great surprises. >> give him a great sendoff. coming up, the singer who wants to marvin gay and get on and golden and my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis made a simple trip the grocery store anything but simple. so finalbn, i had an important conversation with my dermatologist about humira. he explained that humira works inside my body to target and help block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to my symptoms. in clinical trials, most adults saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, inycluding lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have
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there's a whole lot of happy in every jar of nutella. spread the happy. what an amazing week and year it's been for syringe and songwriter charlie puth who burst on to the seen with a song "see you again" with wiz khalifa. >> it earned him three grammy nominations on monday and just yesterday he was also nominated for a golden globe. >> charty currently part of the jingle ball tour. his new album due out next month called "nine track mind." charlie, good to see you. >> let's talk about the drink. >> this is your go to. >> this is an excessive amount of hershey's chocolate mixed in with milk, very delicious. >> is that your secret weapon? who made this? >> did any of you all make it?
>> the worst thing you can drink before you sing but i ddink it anyway. >> names a little phlegmy. >> sound like an old guy from ooklyn. >> charlie. >> not held you back obviously. you've been having a heck of a year, my friend. >> yeah. >> getting the golden globe nomination yesterday. what was that like? >> that one caught me completely off guard. first of all, when i was nominated, me and wiz were nominated for three graimys i thought it was just one and then i -- i got off the plane and they said it was three, and i -- i didn't have wi-fi on the plane so i thought something was wrong because i got like 100 text messages, urgent, urgent, like a bad picture or something ended up on the internet of me. >> we've got a little video. >> not the bad picture. >> got three grammy nominations. e, my god. how insane. what?
you don't see it, but there were like 50 paparazzi who had just been screaming terrible things at me, because i wouldn't sign pictures because they are just ing to put them on ebay and sell hem. >> sure, exactly. >> it was like i just escaped the hecticness and got in the my little van and captured that little sgloemt cute. >> when you think about where you were 12 months ago and had you playing with us a couple months ago and you talked a litttle bit about like i can't believe in the space of one year where i've come. >> what was i doing? >> i was finishing marvin gay in my parent's house in my bed root finishing ue the production of it on my laptop and getting ready to send it to the record label and be like, objection i think it's a spit shine on the record, almost done. >> and look where it's taken you? >> i signed my deal in january 2015, so it will be a year. >> that's amazing. >> crazy. >> parents can never change that root you know how kids move out
that is history when you wrote marvin gay. talk about "jingle ball." what do you do during the day? >> i'm hopped up on milk chocolate. >> the i have to work off a little milk chocolate, do a little workout, a little gym, were doing. >> "may way." >> phenomenal. >> and t bring it on toura >> yeah, absolutely. >> and then we fish out the "jingle ball" days but this is the biggest one tonight in new york city. ming out. >> "nine track mind." >> what can people expeat off of that? >> by a collaboration with seovlena gomez and it's just like all soulful pop record which i'm really happy about, all produce and written by me with the help of some great people. >> the meghan smooch at end. they had that ready to go? that's what we do here. >> social stauking you. that's what we have. >> that's good.
>> what kiss? >> i don't remember that. >> wait. >> you're just friends? >> yeah. >> i don't remember that. >> do you remember it lasting that long and being so powerful? >> we really -- you know, thooere's 19 performers. we're thinking -- meg and i are just friend and we're thinking how are we going to stand out amongst the justin biebers and everything and we ended up being the most talked about perform snans. >> did you see that kiss? it deserved to be. >> well played, young man, well played. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. good to see you. thanks so much. merry christmas >> merry christmas and happy holidays. >> thank you. coming up. what kim and kanye are doing with 1,000 pair of shoots that have the internet buzzing. details coming this is the one place we're not afraid to fail. some of these experiments may not work. but a few might shape the future. like turning algae into biofuel... ...new technology for
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doing some giving herself this holiday season. north's mom tweeted yesterday how she was breastfeeding her new bundle of joy and hear the story of a young girl trying to donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to a charity that helped her during hurricane katrina. kim says i think i know the designer of shoe of the year award. kardashian joke tweeted kanye and would i like to donate the 1,000 shoes to soles for souls and they tracked down the girl and she was able to reach the goal of 1,000 shoes by christmas. classy, kim and can yes. awesome. looks like we're not only one giddy about the globes. lady gaga nominated for a golden globe for her role on "american horror story hotel" and not long after the announcement she tweeted an apology for her reaction saying i apologize to my neighbors. i'm still screaming in my apartment in new york. i'm nominated as an actress for
is this real in the first golden globe nod for the singer and we couldn't be happier for gaga. actor geena rodriguez is not one tlhold a grudge where a tweet was sent out identifying her as merica ferrera. i didn't hear anything until recently someone added me. she said america is lovely, so beautiful and a fantastic actress. if there's anybody i want to get xed up with, it's her for sure. loenve you, geena. thank you very much. and someone we love, sylvester stallion might have snagged the nomination but wanted to give credit to his co-star. jordan got knocked out, filming
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grand central parkway by the l.i.e. 9:27 on this friday, december 11th. a street? queens will be renamed in honor of an nypd detective killed in the line of duty. between 92nd avenue and 92nd road will be renamed detective first grade brian mooar way. he was 25 years old. he had been with the nypd five years. a check of the weather.
taking a look at headlines, a new problem is looming for president obama's affordable care act. congress is getting closer to an agreement that would delay the so-called cadillac tax provision for two years. that's the tax on expensive employer-sponsored health pl s. it would generate an estimated $90 billion over ten years. it's scheduled to take effect in 2018. and more than a million bottles of sweet leaf ice tea are b iteing recalled because the company says they could containug glass fragments. it has received four complaints about glass, but no word of any injuries. the recall covers six different
plastic bottles are not effective and the three largest u.s. airlines are now banning so-called hover board because of the potential fire danger from the lithium ion batteries that power the devices. delta, american and united said thursday hoverboards will not be allowed in checked or carry-on luggage. jetblue airways have always prohibited them. the news comes on the heefls several recent incidents including one at a seattle-area mall in which a hoverboard burst into flames. and now to some stunning deo first. it's important to note the cyclists that you're about to see is okay. now, this is surveillance video at a train crossing in poland. the 26-year-old cyclist pgnored the crossing gate and blows right past it. he slams directly into a high-speed train and is sent tumbling through the air. a different angle shows the accident on the opposite side o e tracks. amazingly this man is okay. he was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. that is incredible to see that.
all morning let's get a check of something else we've been talking about, of co rse, gse weather with al. >> thanks so much, tamron. let's look at your weekend outlook. here we go. saturday, we've got sunshine and probably record-breaking temperatures up and down the east coast into the ohio river valley. wet weather in the mississippi vale and snow in the roekies, cascades, summit and also in the syria. looking at wet weather, windy weather and some dangerous weather as well. sunday, sunday, we are expecting more record-setting temperatures along the eastern third of the country. wet weather from the great kes, gulf coast and severe weather could be happening down through the lower gulf coast. snowy out west and especially us a get into the plarns the cascades and the pacific good morning, everyone. watch with out for patchy dense long island and the "jersey shore". you don't need the winter jacket.
62 degrees. g will burn off by the afternoon. down to 49 for your low. 62 for your high. of 64 degrees. and now to "today food." a few months ago dylan and i were in deep discussion about waffles. i mentioned my recipe and ever since -- says here she's been begging me. >> i've been hinting, how about that. >> what i call my stress-free bacon waffle? okay. >> people feel it's too difficult to make waffles, batter. >> quick question, do i need a waffle iron because that's the one thing i don't have. >> ys, you do. h>> ouherwise they are called pancakes. >> okay. >> i might be making some bacon
>> got milk and flour and baking powder and baking soda, bacon, of course, butter, eggs. my secret ingredient, malted milk powder. >> which you never heard of before since i used to work in an ice cream shop. >> put two cups of flour, sugar, salt, baking sod and baking powder and you've also got the mat.ltd milk powder. yo you'll whisk this all together. >> i'll help you out. he>>uplease, please whisk. >> and this can store for a little while? in the fridge or freezer and keep it in air-tight containers and that's the beauty. >> now the bacon. when you're making a lot of bacon, i like to actually do it in the oven, so you line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. like out your bacon and put it the in. >> does the fat store on the tray. >> the fat will storm. i like to make this -- have the
can take it out halfway and drain off the at. >> do we have any in the oven right now. i don't remember. let's check it out. >> i'll look in this one. >> no, there's no bacon in there. >> it's already done. >> thankfully it's right there. >> okay. >> now you'll take three eggs. >> before you take the eggs want to whisk them with a little sugar because it aero irates them. >> can you use an electric mixer? >> can you but it won't help you. >> pour in milk, whole milk and the eggs and a stick of melted butter because it needs fat and then you'll whisk that up together. >> and then you come to the waffle iron and here's the part. >> this is the part i'm missing at home. >> the waffle iron. >> so critical. >> you put the waffle batter in.
>> or it will be like a volcano and put the bacon in. >> you close it up. it will bake and then voila. >> is the bacon hidden inside the waffle. >> oh, wow. >> that's going to be hot. >> a little hot. >> and then we -- >> why did you have to do that? >> all right. >> i can't wait to try this. >> bacon waffle. >> i had to slow down so it wasn't down before you got down here. >> i'm on my second one. >> amazing. >> i'm try. >> i can't get it the in my mouth fast enough. >> you definitely neath need the waffle iron. >> it's hot. >> for this recipe and more go to today.com. our food club standout debbi traub. singer and songwriter. a little hot? >> the move it around and it will eventually cool off. >> are you all right? >> it's so good. she will realize how good it is once the third-degree burns
the singer/songwriter who made ed sheeran cry. i wasn't expecting that. jamie lawson. right after these messages. >> hot waffle out of the oven thank you. thank you, again. pat yourself upon your back. your shopping is done. you ain't no slack. rest at ease it's all ok. you ordered online and got them in the same day. vigate the app at will with incredible digital ninja skills. aythe holidays could not be better.inmaybe you have time to knit him a sweater. i don't know maybe a snowman. i could do that. let's get out of here. i'm just thinking. order gifts online and pick them up the same day. walmart. in our house, imagination runs wild. but at my table, i keep the
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artist signed to ed sheeran's label gingerbread man records. >> since then jamie has been featured as one of "entertainment weekly's" hot new artists to hear now. don't want to get ahead of myself i think i just found a way >> his self-titled album has clyimbed to number one on the uk album chart. >> the here to say hello. >> and this fall he opened for one >>direction's arena tour in the uk and ireland. in the new year, he'll hit the road with vance joy with a u.s. tour and ready to take this country by storm. i wasn't expecting that >> jamie lawson, good morning, grrteat to have you here. >> thanks very much. thanks for having me. >>he i think you can tell by us tapping our toes instinctively how much that song came on and how much we love it and how much people love it. you're not an overnight sensation, at this the for a while and singing and songwriting for years. >> yeah. >> and your friend ed sheeran signed you to the label.
>> well, he was drunk and he wanted to start up a record label and i went, yeah, sure, i'll be on it. swatted a bit like that. i thought he was joking and turned out he wasn't. >> and t label is called gingerbread man records. >> i understand so far all the artists are gingers like yourself, like yourself and mr. sh tan. n>> it's in the contract. >> yes. >> how do you keep that going? it's a tough standard to meet? >> i don't know where it's going to go next, no idea. >> now that you're sharing the stage with ed, that's got to be kind of a nice fill to this, to bring it all together. >> yeah, he's been incredibly important to what i do. he really dos love that song and loves the other songs as well so he was kind -- i think like the album went to number one. i think he was more excited about it than i was. >> wow. >> it was crazy. >> but, yeah, he's been great, you know. >> speaking of crazy.
see all of the people the cell phones in the air by the thousands and to willie's point you've been working at this and now you're there. how do you describe it to yourself? >> i don't know. you just kind of like say well done. >> i like that. >> for sticking in there and try to enjoy it as much as i can now. i get to do things like this which is amazing. >> jamesy is going to sing that hit "wasn't expecting that" after this short break. >> i love that. well done. pain from your day can haunt you at night, don't let it.
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favorite part of friday, when erica hill stops by. >> keep it coming, al roker. >> what's coming up on "weekend today?" >> my favorite part of friday, sort of was but now it definitely is. >> you don't mean that but go ahead. >> willie, you could try to get in on that. this weekend what's fantastic is, y know, we all talk about when are you going to retire and have enough money to retire and it's stressful and you look forward to that person in your life. we'll introduce you to a couple who are not even 30 yet and their plan is to retire 33. they have put away th heree-quarters of their i can over the last f w years. >> tamron is not sold. >> i'm thinking --
the rest of your life? philanthropic stuff? >> they have a plan. they realized they were literally -- all their life was spent at work and they said what are we really living for, spend our lives at our jobs. >> right. >> or is it to enjoy life. >> so they want to focus on socking everything away. >> saving money on razors. >> yug know, i think you all noticed in novemben.how much money you saved so imagine 12 months a year?ntn't that cool. >> fascinating. >> eric ark, good to see you. >> i hope they saved a lot. have like 50, 60 years left. >> we'll see you guys tomorrow morning on "weekend today." hoda and jenna bush hager next after your local news. we'll see you.
down. 85 people displaced. 15 of them children. residents treated for minor injuries, along with six firefighters. it is still under investigation. a recheck of the weather now. foofg gives way to mild afternoon. partly cloudy, 49 degrees tonight. tomorrow, 62. we could get up to 64 sunday. monday, windy wet start to the week. tuesday, breezy, 59 degrees. coming up on the "today" show with kathie lee and hoda, how to pack the holiday packages so they get to their destination safely and securely. have a great start to your weekend.