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some of the rain could briefly be heavy. about 52 wednesday, couple showers at night. by the time we get to midnight thursday going into friday, 51. look for a temperature of 40 when they drop the ball. >> you should see somebody about that. >> the moss? >> they have medicine for that. the "today" show is next. >> that's what's hapurning today in new york. good morning. triple threat. tens of millions in the path of a dangerous mix of snow and ice today after a weekend of deadly tornadoes in texas and oklahoma. >> there's houses torn up everywhere. >> whiteout conditions and drifts up to ten feet high possible. highways already shut down. thousands of flights cancelled or delayed coast to coast, and we have it all covered. breaking overnight, a major setback for isis. the ter r group driven out of a key city in iraq as their reclusive leader resurfaces with a rare message threatening the
y west and urging more attacks. fighting back. nfl star quarterback peyton manning blasting a report that linked him to pformance en ncing drugs. >> it's completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage. >> this morning manning's possible plans to sue over the controversial report. and hoverboards and hospitals. >> no, no. >> oh. >> the holiday' hottest gift leading to numerous injuries across the country and social media is lige, fg up slips and spills today, monday, december 28th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. m savannah guthrie alongside carson daley who is in for matt laand off the markets.
>> sorry, ladies. od hot day weekend for me. nei got married. >> not such a ho-hum holiday for carson and sir sgli thank you. >> there's the bsautiful bride. we're so excited. you pulled off quite the feat. >> i did. i wanted a hoverboard and i got a wife. our families were visiting and we surprised our moms and our parents and had a very small ceremony church and a little dinner with some friends after and it was just wonderful. >> absolutely beautiful. >> thank you so much. >> and the kids look great and i know it was an awesome perience. >> the kids were older aed knew what was going on. a really, really special night and happy belated birthday to you. >> thank you very much. congratulations. >> look at that. >> there we go. >> it wasn't as exciting as getting married. >> close. 44. >> carson, to our top story, the powerful storm system moving across the country producing tornadoes, blizzards and ooding along the way and having a bd impact on holiday travelers. we'll goat that and al's forecast in a moment as well but
gabe gutierrez in texas. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the temperature dropped here overnight following a horrendous weekend. the official death toll from the texas tornadoes now stands at 11 and hundreds of homes like these are destroyed, and across the country the dangerous conditions are far from over. this morning weather whiplash from tornadoes to floods to blizzards, devastating the southwest and midwest. >> i don't know what else to say, i'm sorry. >> reporter: at least nine confirmed tornadoes touching down in texas, destruction spanning nearly 40 miles near dallas. >> there's houses tornowp everywhere. >> reporter: an ef-4 twister tore through garland with howling winds of up to 200 miles per hour. among the dead, a three-day-old infant killed when a tornado swept through this home. >> please, baby, be okay, baby, and i was holding her little fing sneers texas' governor declaring four counties isaster
areas as thousands are still without power. overnight this family salvaging what they could by candlelight. >> it was the most horrifying event in my life. >> reporter: further north, flcuash floods turned deadly. five people killed in illinois, another eight dead in missouri. and today new mexico sunday a state of emergency. thelo massive storm system has already dumped two feet of snow in parts of the state. wind gusts of up to 82 milesoper hour. the treacherous driving conditions extending all the wer to the texas and oklahom pan handles. >> people need to slow down. the roads are slick. >> reporter: these tourists from miami visiting amarillo are on ice. trying to put the chains on the tire. for the first time in my life. >> reporter: as others in the saenme stayd struggle through the adliest december for tornadoes on record. >> this is absolutely unreal. >> reporter: since wednesday there have been 29
tornado-related deathsiacross five states. before that there had been just ten all year. today here in texas damage assessment crews will be out in force as residents struggle to clean up. savannah and cars ron. >> all right, gabe. thank you very much. let's bring in mr. roker who is tracking it all for us now. >> it's really bald out there, and it will continue at least the next 24 hours. 13 people killed in flooding in missouri. please, if you see how water, turn around. it's rough. don't drown. severe weather. tornadot atches and severe thunderstorm warnings from memphis to new orleans, snow back behind t.8 million people at isk for damaging weather, damaging winds and risk of isolated tornadoes conainues again today as the front moves through tonight and tomorrow. severe storms possible through the south, and flooding rain as that front moves in. look at rainfall amounts, upwards of 3 to 5 inches as you get from alabama all the way into parts of northern georgia, and then the cold side of this storm. 33 milon people in the path of wintry weather.
chicago, detroit, oklahoma city, kansas city and boston all possible as this system lift up and up into the great lakes tonight and tomorrow, snow to a wintry mix, low pressure, snow developing heavy at times and reducing visibility. look at some of the snowfall we're talking. upwards of a foot or more through iowa on into wisconsin and parts of southern minnesota, and this is what i'm really concerned about ice, power outages, dangerous travel, guys, from kirksville, chicago, detroit on into buffalo. we could be looking apt anywhere from half an inch to an inch of ice. it only takes a tenth of an inch of ice to lose traction so this swath stretches all the way into new england so we're going to be watching this very carefully. >> scary stuff, al. thanks very much. all the frightful weather is leading to major problems at airports stranding many travelers trying to make it back home after the holiday. nbc's kevin tibbles is at chicago's o'hare international airport. kevin, good morning. >> reporter: hey, carson. well, on the third day after christmas mother nature has
snow, freezing rain and high winds, and behind me here it's also resulted in a lot of glum faces standing in lineups trying to get through security, hopefully to make their flights. already today, carson, more than 600 flights nationwide have been cancelled. there are thousands of dev lays. interesting enough just last week everyone here in the chicago area was talking about how we hadn't really had any winter yet. people were bemoaning the fact that the temperatures were up in the 60s. well, that as al just said is all about to change. more than 100 million people have traveled more than ever over this holiday season. i think a lot of them are going to be taking a lot longer to get home than they did heading out on their trips to grandma's carson. kevin tickets at a packed o'hare airport this morning. thank you. overnight. a key victory against isis. the iraqi city of ram i flaly liberated from the terror group's grasp, even as its leader releases a new message.
nbc's keir simmons has the latest on all these development. keir, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. it does look as if isis is losing control of this major iraqi city. there has been confusion this morning with suggestions that some isis fighters remained there, but this morning a u.s. military official has confi ed iraqi army iorces have retaken the provincial capital ramadi. as the battle raise the leader of isis put out a defiant message, a rare statement being pored over by analysts, and it may not be what abu bakr al baghdadi says that's really impactful but what he didn't say. it is a blow to isis. its fighters defeated in a key city of ramadi, according to a statement from iraq. iraqi forces have been rthding buildings, hunting the remaining isis jahvidists before making today' television announcement hailing ramadi's liberation from
e terrorism of isis. the elusive leader of isis, his last video released in 2014, was rallying his fighters in a 24 mind the audio rengrding. abaghdad el mocking the u.s.-led coal ition against uris, taunting saudi arabia nd threatening israel. unverified by nbc news, baghdadi's statement says isis ll defeat t entire world, a war crime and perhaps a cry for help. isis needs more recru s, baghdadi's statement apparently admits. while a string of isis attacks on the warest are not mentioned, raising questions about when it was recorded. this past weekend armed police were on the seets of europe again as austrian auto horities warnttf anoth an plot. in october it was claimed baghdadi had been wounded. i'm still alive, he declared, while warning his followers many of you wilh face death.
coming, baghdadi says, a final apocalypse. baghdadi's statement was released by isis main media arm by official channels online and that's why we think it is him but we can't be sure, carson and savannah. but what is fascinating is does his statement ndicate a lac of confidence just as isis loses this major iraqi city? >> a lot going on in that battle. that's for sure. keir, thank you very much. now to the presidential race where there was anything but peace on earth over the christma crs break. donald trump relentlessly attacking hillary clinton and attacking her husband on the campaign trail calling him fair game. hallie jackson has that story for us this morning. >> reporter: donald trump is set to kick off a three-day three-state, new hampshire here, iowa and south carolina, and as he gets ready for new year he also seems to have a new target, not just hillary clinton but bill, too. for donald trump not quite a quiet christmas break. >> she's playing the woman's
women are more upset about it than anyutdy else, inclu ing most men. >> reporter: on air and online keeping up his attacks on hillary clinton, and now her husb and. >> bill clinton is not going to be the end-all in the campaign, and he'll come under attack, not just from me. he will eebl coming under a ack from many o er people. >> reporter: trump tweeting hillary clinton has announcnt that she is letting her husband out to campaign, but he's demonstrated aanenchant for sexism, so inappropriate. his words, echoing clinton's about trump. >> he's demonstrated a person chant for sexism. >> i think that donald trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise bill clinton as somehow a negative to >> reporter: bill clinton's approval rating, higher right now than president obama's and pen george w. bush but trump sees an opening. >> i think he is fair game because his presidency was really considered to be very troubled, to put it mildly, because of all of the things that she's talking to me about.
>> reporter: and while it's the party front-runners feuding for now, bernie sanders is taking aim, too, arguing his policies would be better for trump's supporters. >> look, the real issues are not donald trump's vulgarity, and he is vulgar. it is the fact that donald trump thinks we should not be raising the minimum wage. he believes that wages in america are too high. >> reporter: trump taking offense to that on twitter where he's also attacking his republican rivals, several on the campaign trail today, as 2015 comes to a close, all ice on 2016. trump's frustrated with a new rule in virginia that asks primary voters to pledge they are republicans, worried that could dampen turnout among independents who might vote for him, but it's two other states top of mind for most candidates, guys. just five weeks to go in the iowa caucuses where ted cruz leads. the week after, that of course, the new hampshire primary right here in this state where donald trump is still solidly on top.
>> all right. hallie jackson, thanks. >> let's get more on this with steve kornacki and an msnbc host and host of "mpp daily." >> good morning. >> truffle going after hillary and vice versa for about a week now. the conventional wisdom i guess is this is good for boast them. makes both of their supporters happy. >> yeah, in a lot of ways that's true. donald trump, if you want to fire up republican voters you can do a lot worse things than go after hillary clinton and get into a public fight with her and from hillary clinton's standpoint she's got democrats rallying around her to go against donald trump, make sure she has a primary with bernie sanders. the flip side of all of this the way donald trump is going about this, republicans may not disaolee wthh the idea of going after clintons but it could tock so c rs and aggresstive could y to republican voters, this is a reminder do we want this guy as a canned gate on that stage in the debates next fall so maybe that plays into the hands of somebody like ted cruz
with kindness and on the flip side for hillary clinton a lot lyympath from people for her on the democratic side and tting issues into circulation that otherwise wouldn't be out there. we wouldn't be talking about bill clinton in the 1990s and monica lewinsky and all these things if it weren't for donald trump bringing it up. >> how long before trump's competitors start to really go after him for acting like he already hats party's nomination? >> it depends who the competitor is. like we say with cruz, the cruz strategy here is don't say anything negative at all. tell everyone who will ask you, donald trump is a great friend of mine. i like him and let what he stands for and let republicans come to the conclusion on their own. hey, we like donald trump, we like ted cruz. ted cruz is a more mature alternative. that's what you want them to see. but wha you're talking about, eing it with jeb bush, marco rubio, john kasich, chris christie, the so-called establishment candidates. they are fighting for their political lives and at a certain point they will really have to go after them. >> what changes the trajectory of this race right now because here we are fiveyseeks away from voting.
cruz is looking good in iowa, but you've got donald trump leading in most of these polls, and that hasn't changed. >> there's your story. iowa and new hampshire, the one-two punch and it's cruz and punch, one-two in iowa and cruz really is one so look to new hampshire. if you're republican and you don't want donald trump as your candidate and don't think ted cruz is electable, want one of the establishment candidates, got to put a win on the board or seen to be putting win, a closer than expected second or something like that, and the problem that the republican establishment has the four candidates, christie, kasich, rubio and bu , all bunched together in new hampshire, 8,%, 89%, 10% and that's allowing trump to lead and one them has to break out in the next six eks. >> splitting that vote for sure. >> steve, thank you ver much. now we move to chicago where family and friends of two people killed by police, one of them accidentally, are demanding answers today. on saturday an officer responding to a domestic
disturbance call fatly shot 19-year-old quinto yeo yeo le grier. a 55-year-old neighbor betty jones was accidentally shot during tha encounter. on sunday le grier's mother said, quote, the police are supposed to service and protect us yet they take the lives. chicago mayor rahm emanuel is now calling on the police department and the police overside agency to review crisis intervention training in the wake of those shootings. and we turn now to al, and, boy, as kevin tibbles was saying, we were all saying where's winter? now it's here. >> this is kind what have happened last year, too. an early start and then, boy, did things get going and we have a feeling that will happen again today as well. wide swath of snowy weather, icy conditions that. lex tend all the way up into new england later today. a slight strisk of strong storms making their way through the urgulf coast and out west things
we'll get to it's quiet, on the cloudy side this morning, some breaks this early but the clouds will take over. a mixed bag of sleet and freezing rain, even a few flakes of snow, could make or icy conditions tonight. 42 today, it's dry. rain likely tonight, maybe mixed with a few ice pellets in the city. roads stay wet. tomorrow, 50, rain likely, could be heavy early. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right.
a thank you. "now" to the stellar box office success of "star wars" >> tly m oie is rolling right along and shattering records at every turn. natalie is here with more. >> we predicted this. not only did "star wars" just have the highest grossing second weekend ever. it also balanced budget amendment fastest move toe break the $1 billion mark, reaching that milestone in just 12 days. >> the force is stronger than ever. "star wars" episode 7 stormu g itspoay to the $1 billion mark this weekend. becoming the feast movie ever to do so and breaking just abo- every box office record in existence on its way there. >> are we really doing this? >> "the force awaken now holds the box office record for fastest movie ever to hit 1 billion. biggest opening weekend and biggest christmas day and biggest opening day ever. in less than two weeks it's
grossing movie in u.s. history with its sights set on number one. >> nothing will stand in our way. >> and the odds are looking good. the critically acclaimed movie has jedi fans returning again and again for the thrills and the series about the franchise's newest characters. >> who are you. >> no one. >> meaning "star wars" could be just weeks away from its new spot as highest grossing film of all time in any galaxy. >> chewie, we're home. >> right now "avatar"ed is the top grossing movie of all time with over $2.7 billion, but keep this in mind. "the force awakens" hasn't even opened in china yet, the world's second largest movie market. it opens there january 9th, so you can imagine. >> bye-bye" avatar." >> disney paid $4 billion for lucas film and they will pay for itself right out of this movie.
>> my brother and i are going to see it in 3-d imax. >> saw it for a second time last night and futd over the top in ticket sales. >> han solo still a babe the second time? >> this time i kept my eyes open the whole time. >> still have to go for the first time. >> so good. thanks, nat. coming up, nfl star peyton manning firing back what he says about a report that suggests he received performance enhancing drugs. >> and hoverboard wipeouts, why the year's must vsh have holiday gift is keeping doctors very busy, but first on a monday
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on this monday morning we're continuing to follow breaking news from brooklyn. one person remains missing following a deadly building fire in williamsburg. katherine creag has the latest. >> reporter: michael, you can see investigators are searching for that missing person, a residents who is unaccounted for. at the height of this fire, it was raging. it broke out before 2:00. tragically, one person was killed in this fire. the mystery surrounds this building, what caused the fire? some residents are telling us and the fdny that they heard an explosion. the fire department is looking boo what caused this fire. >> kat, thanks very much. we have delays in both directions on the a, c, e, and f lines.
downtown a, c, and e trains are running. 25-minute delays on the lirr, due to an unauthorized vehicle on the tracks. back to you, michael.ca >>f we'll be right back with chris's forecast. > it's a chillier morning about not all that cold by late december standards. upper 30s to around 40 in the city. low 30s in the suburbs. some breaks in the cloud cover. this storminess will move in our
time it gets here later tonight. mixed prescription overnight, winter weather advisories in effect. mainly rain sitting along the coast tonight into tomorrow. soggy day tomorrow, 50, dries out wednesday, thursday, and friday. coming up on the "today" show, the best way to return those unwanted christmas gifts.
oh, yeah. we're going to play the holiday music for a few more days. 4:30. tree's up. music is on. 28th of december, 2015. saying good morning to the folks t on our plaza teis morning. good morning to you at home. nice to have you with us. >> here are the stories making news right now. heavy snow is creating blizzard conditions across parts of texas and oklahoma in the wake of deadly tornadoes in the same areas over the weekend, and that swath of snow, ice and the rain will spread through the midwest and south today. we'll get al's forecast here in just a moment.
>> breaking overnit. of aqi forces have retaken the city of ramadi from isis militants. that terror group had occupied the capital of anbar province since may. >> and the first votes of the 2016 presidential race will be cast five weeks from todayathen the iowa caucuses are held. on the campaign trail over the weekend republican front-runner donald trump spent most of his time attacking hillary clinton accusing her of, quote, playing the womaes card. >> let's start this half hour with nfl star quarterback peyton manning vehemently denying the claim that he received performance enhancing drugs while recovering from a neck injury back in 2011. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. we're talking about one of the biggest names in the history of sports. peyton manning says he is furious and from us trade over at report by al jazeera's investigative unita the five-time league mvp telling nbc sports that he is so angry he may sue the network. this morning outrage from an nfl icon.
>> it's completely fa icated, complete trash, garbage. >> reporter: peyton manning firing back denying allegations he used performance enhancing drugs in an interview with espn. >> disgusted is really how i feel, sickened by it. >> reporter: in the documentary airing overnight on al jazeera, charlie sly, a former pharmacy intern at the guyer institute in indianapolis claims manning was given human growth hormones when he received treatment there in 2011. secretly taped by al jazeera sly claims the stai quarterback got the drugs illegally through his wife. >> all the time we're going to be sending ashley manning drugs, like a growth hormoerngs all the time everywhere. florida, never under peyton's name, always under her name >> reporter: five-time mvp says he did receive treatment at the guyer institute in the 2011 while recovering from a neck injury but insists he never took banned substances. hgh is banned in the nfl,erut random testing did not start until 2014.
the denver broncos say they support their quarterback 100%, and the colts, manage's former team, calls the accusations utterly ridiculous. dr. dale guyer, the clinic founder, is dismissing the report saying mr. sly has fabricated this whole thing for reasons i can not fathom. posting a video on youtube charlie sly is retracting all the statements in question saying they are a l unruh. >> i am recanting any such statement. >> reporte when asked if he would sue al jazeera manning told sports writer peter king, yeah, i probably will. i'm that angry. one of sport's biggest stars defending his legacy and finding support from his team and fans. >> so manage isn't the only athlete mentioned in that documentary. charlie sly also claimed that he helped several other football and baseball players obtain banned substances. attorneys for some of those players are also threatening legal action. nbc news did reach out to the al jazeera.
they have declined to comment. this is likely just the beginning of this story guys. >> keep following, it craig. thank you very much. now to the trouble beeing caused by a gift that probably found its way under the tree this year. ithe was huge. the hoverboards, search the internet and you'll find all sorts of video of new users struggling to keep their balance and as as nbc's kerry sanders explains in some cases it's no laughing matter. >> reporter: hoverboards, one of the host christmas gifts this year hard to get and even harder stay on. the self-balancing electric scooters causing righters of all ages to lose their balance. since christmas the videos are all over social media showing would-be riders having more than a little trouble. falls ranging from funny to downright dangerous. one florida congressman says he tried one and ended up in the hospital. this 12-year-old took a spill
others on socral media reporting a similar fate. count me in #hoverboardfail, bruised ribs. my poor father fell off our hoverboard, and he is in the hospital. leading up to the holidays the consumer products safety commission worned of the fall hazard with dozens of reports of injuries that required a trip to the hospital. that government agency encourages users to always wear a helmet and proper padding when attempting to hover. but it'o advice not seven heeding. >> hoverboard is on fire. >> reporter: and federal safety regulators are investigating the boards after several caught fire. amazon recently pulled most brands from its site and overstock.com stopped selling them. still, they are truly a hottite them a many riders just can't seem to get enough of. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. >> they catch on fire, they are hard to ride. it's amazing they are as popular as they are.
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severe weather quiets > al,dthanks very much. some cloud cover and breaks in the clouds. maybe a little glimpse of sun from time to time. we get a wintry mix coming in in the suburbs, north and west tonight, maybe some wet snow if the city. wet and milder for tomorrow. a good soaking rain for the rst half tomorrow. 50 tomorrow afternoon, low 50s wednesday, another period of in at night, gone by thursday. back to cooler weather over the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. >> al, thank you. coming up, one grandmother's priceless reaction to this piece of technology. >> and also -- i want to know re about that immediately. a for sale and exclusive look inside michael jackson's neverland ranch as it hits the
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all right. we're back now at 7:41 with a look inside one of the country's most famous homes. >> talking about michael jackson's famed neverland ranch. it's now for sale, and nbc's joe fryer got an exclusive tour. >> reporter: official name for this massive property is eow sycamore valley ranch, but nearly everyone still knows it as michael jackson's neverland. >> this is 12,000 square feet, the main house itself. >> reporter: kyle foreside with colony capital, the real estate company that jumped in to help jackson keep the property in 2008 when he was in debt. >> and michael's vision was to take the ranch back to its natural setting and to sell the ranch eventually, so we're just following through with our original vision. >> reporter: ranch spans 2,700 square feet sand now on the market for $100 million. neverland has long been a source of fascination ever since the king of pop bought it for nearly
$0 million in 1987, creating a peter pan-inspired amusement park. today the rides are gone and so are the animals with a few exceptions like ricky the llama, but traces of neverlandlinger. >> when a lot of people think of verland ranch this, clock is the image that comes to mind, isn't it? >> it is, and the train station is so iconic and tiesmichael to neverland. >> reporter: another connection to the icon, a 50-seat movie theater which he designed. >> you take away the michael jackson mystique and histor are you still able to sell it for $100 million? >> you know, i think they had a good question and that's one thwe'll never know because it was michael's and always will be a part of his history. >> reporter: glimpses inside neverland will rare. shortly after jackson's death in 2009 matt lauer got a look at thes in and outs. >> this wall here, and it reveals a secret sex. >> reporter: now we're making our way up into up country. >> reporter: what the public scarcely sees is this.
>> when you see this view, what goes through your mind. >> it goes through my mind is i don't want to leave. >> reporter: this is the view from up high overlooking the ranches four square miles including mt. catherine named after the star's mother. the pop star never accused to neverland after being accused and acquitted of molesting children and now the search is on for a new owner. the vetting process just for touring the place is very strict, but already forsythe says there's interest. how important moving forward that they sort of preserve some aspect of michael's legacy? >> you know, that is up to them. the train tracks are here. the train station is here. s movie theater, but what they want to do with it, it's really up to them. >> reporter: in your mind do you picture someone who has a deep appreciation though for michael? >> oh, absolutely, yeah, we do, and we have still an affinity for michael and deep respect for michael's legacy. >> reporter: for "today," joe
fryer, nbc news, los alimos, california. >> poor ricky the llama got left behind. >> where did everybody go? >> i'll keep an eye on the place, everybody, don't worry. coming up on "pop start" how the stars of movies, tv and reality spent their holidays. >> and what has a lot of peo e talking this morning. dylan explains right after this. the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it om spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking ta flu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions,
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powerful moment. to say, if not now, when? i feel that way, and i know millions of other people feel that way. are you ready? let's do this together. all right. we're back at 1:49. carson here for matt which means dylan is over in the original room and i see you're wearing your pats gear. >> do you know how hard it is being a pats fan living in new eyork. >> tell us. >> way to go last night. >> yeah.
>> all right, all right. everyone is talking about the game-changing moment from last night's jets/patriots game, so to clear up the confusion, here's how it went down. the game, it was tied. it went into overtime and the patriots won the coin toss, but to fans' surprise wide receiver mat two slater told the ref he elected to kick the ball and allow it to end um in the hands of the other team which is exactly what happened, and the jets scored the game-winning touchdown. now in defense of my team after the game coach belichick said there wasn't any confusion. i believe he said there wasn't any confusioned about the decision to kick. >> very good impression. >> thank you. the misunderstanding led fans to draw comparisons to, you getd guessed, it steve harvey. breaking news, patriots send steve harvey to call the flip at the start of overtime. we elect to take. >> we'll take columbia and how you feel.
steve harvey is at home wait, i finally get a few days break from this story and you pull me back in. >> take a cheap shot. >> i don't get it. why -- why did he do that? >> dylan, such a good job explaining that. if i were in the original room this morning i never would have been able to do it. >> my thing the thinking on bill belichick's part was we've got a lot of people injured, don't think we're going to score a touchdown, let hold them on "d" and we get the ball back. >> you have tom brady. >> and we win the game but everybody else is sick. it's not just tom brady. >> don't think normally defer to kick? >> you would normally to defer to kick thinking you would get the ball at end of the game. >> garin teets ball in the second half. they do it often. just shouldn't have done it in overtime. >> hey, have guys heard about manning? >> whoa. >> how much room under that bus, steve harvey, peyton manning, really. >> i'm sorry. it's the pats fan in here. i can't. they elected to kick. bad call. >> get some coffee, dylan and walk it off. >> i like how she's standing by
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good morning, i'm michael gargiulo. this toddler was cut under one eye by shattered glass. someone opened fire on his family's car saturday afternoon. the family was not the intended target. new york state police are looking for the people who threw a brick that smashed off the windshield of a car on saturday night. a woman sitting in the front passenger seat was taken to the hospital with injuries to the eye and mouth. here's the morning commute. >> thankfully the roads are in fantastic shape. scattered ten-minute delays for lirr commuters. the a train, 111th street and 80th street brooklyn-bound stations and platforms will be
let's check the weather. mostly cloudy, breezy, chilly, 42 for the high. tonight a wintry mix, 35 degrees. tomorrow, wet and mild, 50. then wednesday, a chance for more showers, 52 for the high. coming up on the "today" show, what cofdit card companies know about you and how to protect yourself. we'll be back with another local
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, ready, set, return. as millionsf americans head back to the stores this week, what you need to know for a hassle-free experienie. plus, 'tis the season to catch a cold or flu, so do you go to the doctor, urgent care or the e.r.? dr. natalie azar will put us to the test. why i got you on my mind >> and what has grandma this .excite
gave her the ride of her life, monday, december 28th, 2015. >> celebrating my mom's 50th birth day all the way from hots a springs, arkansas. celebrating 50 years of adventure on the "today" show. >> celebrating my 80th birthday with my family! >> we made it to new yo , mma. >> from alexandria, indiana. >> here on a family trip to new york. >> happy holidays to third graders here in fringefield, wisconsin. >> we're here on the "today" show. >> good morning, everybody. it's monday, december 28th, 2015. it's a beautiful day. got al here, dylan here, carson is here. carson is married!
mucb to celebrate. good morning. nice to have you with us. >> thank you very much, guys. coming up, with temperatures finally dropping, you can feel that they are indeed drop, and a monster storm is starting to sweep across the country we've got some tips for you, for youri house to get you ready for the worst of it. >> we've got a sweet way to end 2015 before you make your new year's resolution. we're kicking off a week of indulgences in the kitchen ayo just to get you over the ten pounds that you've already gained. >> i was thinking that. i was at like 9.9. let's get it across ten-pound mark. >> first let's go inside to miss natalie who is inside with a check of to morning's top stories. good morning. at least 30 million americans are under winter tomorrow advisories from snow and ice from texas to the midwest and others are cleaning up after deadly tornadoes. nbc's gabe gutd res is in garland, texas. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
disaster areas and death toll stands nowt 11. nine twisters tore through an area spanning nearly 40 miles n.dallas an f-f-4 tornado touched down here in garland damaging hundreds of home, and this wild weather section tending throughout much of the country. today new mexico sunday a stayed of emergency. parts that have state have seen up to two feet of snow and wind kusts of up to 82 miles per hour. the pan handles of text crass and oklahoma are also on ice, and further north there have been 13 weather-reyed deaths in the midwest due to flash floods. here in texas, damage il set to be i out in force today as residents struggle to clean up. natalie. gabe gutierrez, lots of heartbreak in garland, texas. the weather is affecting people on the ground and also up in the air. on sunday 9,000 flights were did i laid and thousands cancelled in the u.s. wit h more than a thousand flight disruptions today. delays are causing big headaches for people trying to
after christmas or get away for the new year. the iraqi military has scored a major victory over isis in ramadi. todaya forces recaptured the government complex and raised the iraqi flag above it. that's something that a u.s. military spokesman in baghdad calls a significant accomplishment and a proud moment for iraq. militants have controlled that key city since last may. is controls large parts of land in western and northern iraq and in neighboring syria. a dangerous wildfir hat forced evacuations around ventura, california, is now mostly contained. the fire burned more than 1,200 acres before the winds started easing over the weekend allowing firefighters to make progress. officials in the area are now moves in. well, the man known as the clown prince of basketball and the longtime face of the harlem globetrotters has died. according to the "new york times" meadowlark lemon died sunday in scottsdale, arizona.
for almost a quarter century, delighting audiences with hisa trick shots and his signature smile. meadowlark lemon was 38 83. a britipo man is claiming to be the first person ever to row from the u.s. to australia non-stop by himself. 53-year-old john brandon weeden arrived sunday in northeastern australia more than00 days after he left san francis on a small boat. proceeden has also rode across the atlantic and add mitts the pacific was tougher than he thought it would be. his wife was in australia to meet him there, and e told her he doesn't plan to get in anothe boat for a while. probably a good thing. that is brave >> went to australia in a row boat and he only gets the last item in the newscast. that's a big deal. >> and he's 52. >> give him credit for getting in that boat.
now to on ongoing series hassle-free holidays. chanced you are received a new gift that maybe wasn't on your list. >> before you head out to the store t tho make it back, need to know about new policies that could make returns a little bit trickier. here's nbc's olivia stern. >> sometimes santa's gifts just aren't uite up o snuff. >> sometimes you don't like the gift that they give you, yeah. socks, shoes, ties, yeah. >> when i return over people's gifts i sometimes get a little nervous that i'm going to run into them in the store holding their gift saying, hey, hi, i got two of them. that's my excuse. >> and while you might not be ready to return to the mall just yet, there are a few things you m should know to make swapping out those presents a breeze. in some stores the window of time for returns is shrinking, but you're not just up against the clock on the return policy. you're up against the limited amount of merchandise that's left. >> always check the fine bryant in the store's policy. return the gift in the
originaling packaging with all of its tags, and if possible bring a gift read the. some stores are tightening their policies o combat an estimated a $2 billion in fraudulent returns over the holidays. at sears most items must be returned within 30 days. costco will not allow returns of tires, batteries or custom odds, and walmart shoppers can only make three returns without receipts wan 45-day period. d for those hard-to-please friends gift cards are a popular choice this year with more than $2t 5 billion worth expected to be sold. if you receive a gift card that you don't want that you know you'll never use don't just put it in the bottom of the drawer. you can actually sell it online. >> at sites like rays and cardpool you can sell or trade in your unwanted gift card for cash or credit at a store where you want to shot. for "today," olivia sterns, nbc
news, new york. >>e everyone pleased with their gifts, that's what i thought. >> absolutely. >> we love every one of yoem. >> a generational thing. gave my dad a gift and e immediately opened it and said it's too big, i'm taking it back. thanks, pop, take it back >> something else to keep in mind. if you're planning on exchanging your gifts some of the best sales will come later in the week so you might want to make. coming up next, an excuse to ake an afternoon nap? we'll reveal the reasons so you can do so. and the pop stars spice is up your life. >> storm watches and warnings an s what you can do right now to prepare your home for the snow, cold and ice. yes, winder is actuahey here now. that's after these messages. >> wow, look at that. hey sweetie, it's time. eye of the tiger tv anncr: good afternoon everyone. tv anncr: it's the perfect day r a yme of footba . tv anncr: this team is having a
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we are back. it's 8:11. time for trending. >> yes, let's trend. >> we've established that hoverboards were a very dangerous gift to get for christmas. people were falling off of them and they set your house on fire in some cases. dylan fell. >> i did so good the first three times and then i fell the last time. this wrist not functioning so ll. >> your hovering wrist is not feeling good. another hot gift item that caused a lot of mayhem. take a look. >> a little bit -- >> oh, no. >> no! >> that was the reaction of so many people after their drones crashed. >> stuck in trees or hair. got stuck in his hair. >> ouch. >> people really seem to be
and the faa reports 1 million received trevor rees-jones for christmas. >> a couple years ewing had the helicopters, little mini helicopters and those things busted up pretty quickly and drones are now the more expensive version. >> exactly. >> all been dizzy the past few days, safe to say we could use a nap right about now. a new myths about naps we're here to debunk. myth number one, napping is only for young children. >> no way. >> of course not. >> the for everybody. >> need a 20-minute power nap. >> two-hour power nap. >> that's called sleeping. >> actually around a third of americans nap every single day. this number two, something napping makes them feel worth. >> it does to me. >> i feel foggy. >> that is but only if i sleep too long. >> for 20 or 30 minutes to avoid going into that deeper stage of sleep. >> they say set your alarm for 20 minutes and i can't fall asleep on demand so if i set my
alarm i'll think about the alarm going off for 20 minutes and never nap and i don't set the alarm and i sleep for three hours. >> you've got problems. >> i really do. >> myth number three, you should not nap at work, probably not, right? >> i would say no. >> i think people would know if we nap. >> i'm napping right now. >> i won't tell if you don't but if you can sneak a power nap during your launch break you'll actually boost your productivity. >> wait, my lunch break? >> myth number four, you shouldn't drink caffeinated beverages before you nap. >> no, that's true. >> actually a little espresso right before you nap. >> that's exactly right. >> a little tip there. nap for 20 or 30 minutes and the caffein kicks in and actually wakes you up. >> they nal it a napaccino. i didn't make it up. >> that's why you can't nap because your brain is so fast. >> that's funny. knit number five stay awake and stay busy.
>> as day goes on your progress deteriorates so sneak in the nap if you can, feel recharged and keep tha productivity up. there's your napping -- >> that was a comprehensive thing. >> thank you >> i'm tired. i need a nap after all of this. >> who wants to see grandma wearing a virtual reality headset. >> i do >> roll the video. >>f agh! >> oh, m gosh. what is she watching? >> she's virtually experiencing a roller coaster ride. a roller coaster. never been on a roller coaster in real life and she got the simulator while vacationing in hawaii with her family and it went over very well. i'll have what she's having. with her iphone.
it in, cardboard google thing. >> have you ever tried it? >> i have. >> is it that exciteing? >> yes, yes, it is. >> it feels like you're on a roller coaster. >> and then you take a nap. >> and that's a good afternoon. >> that video vooud of 100,000 times. >> her laugh is amazing. now for a look at how some celebrities celebrated christmas holiday and an nba star who stared down a mocking fact. carson, let's do "pop start." >> the comprehensive namg story. keeping mee busy. a roundup of how people celebrated christmas starting with justin timberlake with baby silas and captioned the photo truly the greatest gift and madonna spent the day with three children of her with pictures eve er lourdes, davis and mercy and the kardashians threw a party at mom'o house and wore their christmas best and even got into wunsies.
>> footsies, too. neil patrick haruis s ared his video of the favorite christmas gift holding up two photos of his twin son and daughter and they creepily then turn into zombies. is n't that crazy? >> neil got a kick out of that. and then possibly he winner of chr istmas steve harvey, the comedian flying under the radar since his misuniverse mishap and did send out this photo with merry east every, everybody. good to see he has a great severance humor. after rumors for monthsirhere would be a spice girls reunion it has been confirm, mel b. confirmed the news and the singer said to be serious it's our 20th anniversary this year, and it would be rude not to sell operate so hopefully something will be happening pretty soon. i don't know if that confirms it or not. is posh spice. >> just mel b so far. >> so many questions. >> she said that she wanted to.
>> maybe she can go out and her own reunion. no word on whether the other ladies will take part in that. the interview, if you want to reveal it. >>in who s alan carr? >> lrik it up. >> and finally,yoron james, caught on cameras, can you see a fan sitting behind lebron an mocking him and moves her fans up to make the cry baby act right there just as lebron turns around and he busts her, it appears the woman immediately regrets her decision or at least getting citaught doing it. >> i could watch that all day long. >> that is fantastic. >> yeah. >> busted. >> there you go. that's your "pop start," everybody. >> really good "pop start." today. >> dylan. >> al's here. >> i defer to him. >> wow. really? >> you took a couple weeks off.
>> just ignore the black man sitting here. >> oh, al! >> what the heck. >> now i know how steve harvey feels. >> man! >> kidding, kidding. anyway, let's show you. we've got a lot of weather going on, i mean, a lot of weather going on right now. first of all, take a look. we've got winter stuff but we also still have severe weather. tornado warnings going on right now from mississippi all the way into alabama. a tornado watch until 1:00 for the panhandle of florida into georgia, and we've g 82 million people at risk for severe weather, damaging wine and isolated tornadoes possible. my gosh, look at all the rain. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches from central alabama into parts of northern georgia and then we've got a winter storm. 33 million in the path of wintry weather today on into tomorrow, oklahoma city, detrckt, kansas ty ani boston. look at the snowfall amounts. anywhere from 10 to 12 inches of snow from southern minnesota into central wisconsin and parts of northern iowa. ice also going to be a b
fiig problem. possible power outages and dangerous travel. up to an inch of ice in central and northern illinois, and, in fact, that ice potential stretches all the way into northeast, parts of central pennsylvania could see half an inch of ice. snowfall amounts there as well. looking at upwards of 12 inches snow as you get into northern parts of new england and upstate new york. >> i'm so sorry. >> this was such a good weather athercast. i wouldn't want anyone else to do it. >> happy birthday. >> love you. >> mwah. >> i got . . . . >> sg. >> a chilly start on thisonday morning. north and west, plain old rain and wet and mild for tuesday afternoon. the day planner arks lot of clouds a little bit of sun
during the early morning hours. temperatures, low 40s. wet day tomorrow, up around 50. low 50s on wednesday. 40 at midnight. back to the mid-40s on friday and chillier by the weekend. that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> today's health is brought to you by abreva. heal your cold sore fast. it is confusing aro und here sometimes. >> it is, a little bit. >> it's that time of the year en seems like everybody is getting sick, and it can be confusing on where you should go to g care. l>> that'e rit. medical contributor dr. natalie azar is here to decide whether you should go to the doctor emergency room or urgent care clinic and we've got our paddles which means you're going to futd to the test. >> we are. hits hit it. you're at the playground. the child falls off the swing or th eir hoverboard. you already see bruising, swelling and lots of pain. where do they go? >> urgent care. >> i'm going to go tower jent care. >> e.r. >> why?
>> that was my first instinct. >> e.r. without the line. >> exactly, right? >> that's nice. >> and without the cost. here's a little distinction. if you've got a little fracture, a minor fracture that requires lintding, urgent care absolutely is a fantastic place to go but if you have had a more significant fracture, compound fracture, something sticking through your skin you might need cast, an orthopedic consult and may need surgery. not all fractures are created equal and especially with children i always urge a little more care. >> you said bruising on the playground, not bones coming through. >> especially in children, if you have a fracture, some things happen on playground, go to the emergency room and have the experts there and have the expertise also to manage it. >> i learned something. >> number two, have you a spot on your wrist that's gotten inflamed. your watch knocks into it and now it's bleeding. what do you do?
at by a specialist?ed > like a mole. >> not allowed to answer questions, i have an answer. >> go to a doctor. >> yes. >> ding, ding, ding. doctor i - s the right answer is we always talk about the suspicious moles or lesions on your skin that could bleed or be a skin cancer, go to the doctor nothing something that's urgent or emerge ent. number three, you tell a dinner party you've been feeling indigestion all day as you clean up and you notice an heavy feeling in your left arm. >> that could be a heart attack of i'm going tower jent care sglur jent care. >> want to get immediate consultation. >> immediate what. you do want to go to the doctor. >> is that a precursor for the heart attack. >> urgent care will let me know and then i'll go toe. r. >> here's issue. yes, of course, they can immediately assess you, do an ekg and actively tell if you're having a heart attack. what's the issue? this is a letning problem that's very time sensitive so kind of
emergency room. >> okay. >> just err on the side of e.r. >> whenever there's a symptom that's potentially life-threatening. well, i don't know if it's life-threatening. if you think you're having a heart attack or pulmonary embolism go straight to the emergency room. >> got to get one right here. >> your shuns loading the dish washer. >> that would never happen. just kidding. >> savannah was unloading the dishwasher and makes a wrong move and she's overcome by tremendous pain and can barely stand up. where does she go? >> i'm going to e.r. after everything we've learned today. >> going to be doctor. >> oh, come on. >> okay. so this is -- this is something that's urgent but not life-threatening. you probably have -- >> i can't stand up. >> yes, you can't, you need acute attention, right, and you probably need pain medicine, but you really need an emergency room because is it life-threatening? inll likelihood not.
can you and make sure it's nt a neurologic emergency we they can dond. >> for the takeaway, if you think it's life-threatening, go to the e.r. >> life-threatening, time sensitive, go to the emergency room, urgent by not nettling go to urgent care and by the way longer hours than regular doctors and routine things obviously see the doctor. >> the thing you is should never do the dishes. >> exactly. natalie, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> we'll send it over to dylan or al. >> it's me this time, you got. coming up, a sweet treat with just a few days left until you try to stick to your new year's resolutions.
it is 8:26 on this monday morning. good morning. i'm michael gargiulo. one person is dead and another miwassing after a fire in williamsburg. it burneded all three floors. one person was killed. another still unaccounted for. everyone else did make it out safe. we are told ten people are now displaced. the cause of the fire, still unknown. here is lauren with the commute. >> because of that williamsburg fire, we do have a detour on the buses. the b-43 is affected and detours
we have the 111th street closed until 2016. most will you cloyd why you, breezy, 42 for a high. tonight, a wintry mix. tomorrow, wet, miltd, it will be 50 degrees. 78 coming up on t "today" show, the best way to take down and store the holiday decorations. another update in half an hour. have a great day! in the now, the sun always shines, on when it'simaining. ayou might even meet friendly locals with long shaggy hair. and find yourself lost in music in the middle of the day. jump into the now. jump into ireland.
good morningo eherybody. nice to have you out on our plaza. >> coming up with the cold and the eyes and snow, taking the cold across the country. what are you going to do to start winterizing your hot use? we'll show you some tips before it's too late. >> and share your most personal information with them without even knowing it. we'll tell you how to prevent credit card companies from using that information against you. and all this week on "today food" a few final splurnlgs before you make the resolutiophn to watch your weight in e new year. >> oh, my gosh. >> a delicious english trifle. >> oh, my gosh. >> very, very tempting. >> that's good. >> exactly. >> al, let's get a check of the weather. >> this.nice lady brought something. >> what's in here? chocehip cookies. >> oh, no. oh, look at these. what's your name? >> mickey hickey. >> it is really? >> margaret. >> i'd go with mickey hickey. >> anybody like r cookie?
>> hold that while i do the weather. >> let's show you what's going on and a fabulous week to start things off.n,we've glt a mess in the eastern third of the country with ra o, ice, snow, winhannd severe weather. mid-week the wet weather moves east and snow in the great lakes and also around the plains and then we're also looking at late week some snow in the upper great lakes. also wet weather down through texas with icy conditions out west and things looking good and average. the western two-thirds of the country above average here in the east, and that continues in the mid- ek period but then look towards the latter part of the week that. cooler weather makes its way east. that's what's going'tn around the country looking at temperatures this morning, feeling a little bit more like winter. temperatures in the 30s, 40s. early breaks of sunshine will fade behind thickening cloud cover. that north/northeast wind will pick up and gust over 20 miles
we have a winter weather advisory ieffect. look for rain elsewhere. it could be heavy the first half of the d . 52, wednesday, your showe at night. back to the mid-40s on, ew year's day. >> i wanted to show a little love to this man. all of these people, yeah, it's a holiday crowd, baby. that's your latest weather and now let's head back inside. >> crazy. well, al, thank you very much. with that storm in mind, we're launching today's winter tune-up. if you haven't taken advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to winterize your home is now the time. george oliphant home of "george to the rescue" is the here to show us exactly what to do. so warm christmas day and the kids playing with their toys outside and i'm lking t my house and the gutters and thinking, man, i've got to start getting this sucker ready. >> you're a procrastin or, carson, and a lot of people are. you wait for the weather to kind
of dictate what you need to do your house and a lot of people have been put if okay is year. a lot of houses as i was driving around didn't have their tape up and people didn't have stuff cleaned out of the gutters. that's paramount. >> what's the first step? >> get rid of all the stuff in the gutters and highly recommend that you wear gloves because you never know what's going nobody there, leaves and pine needles, don't know what a s irrel may have dropped in there. get up there on a ladder and scoop it up and drop is it off on floor and the important thing is safety first. if you're going to be on a ladder that you have to be to get things out of the gutter. have a friend, neighbor, father-son activity, whatever it is, you wan to make sure that the ladder is, you know, secure. >> you're seeing something you can do. don't need to call a pro for that. >> unless you're real, really high gutters and then most people can clean their own gutters. very easy thing. >> how do you avoid the ice dams that form and build up?
that way the water can flow down the gutter and go down the drain and get out of there. as they get all clogged up you get ice and ice daming which means the water comes back up underneath your shingles and get in your roof and can cause al sorts of damage so what you want to do is use heat tape and use the little clips and go up about three shingles from the gutter, clep them in and run this up in "vs" up and down your shingles and what that does it melts the snow and ice immediately above the gutter so it doesn't freeze and ce e up and continues to flow. >> looks difficult but it's not. >> this is som hing you can do yourself or bring somebody in to do for you. it's ni that hard. if you can hang christmas lights outside on your roof. >> no heard than that. >> and to avoid theme buildup. >> ice dk,ming is a bad thing. >> buy these at any big box improvement store or your
plug them in like you would your go. >> on to the pipes. >> any types in your basement that rex posed or crawl space insulated. the easiest sway with the foam insulation cult to the size. >> they sell these like this at home depot. >> most pipes, whether it's an inch o a two-inch pipe. put your finger right there. >> it comes pre-cut. >> alrea o pre-cut. >> this would be hot. >> the if it's a hot waterrpipe it will be wam. measure the thing, it's about 29 inches and trim the top so you know where the top is. >> what does this do? >> it keeps the hot water hot. >> does it give you hot water quicker. >> it does.
gives it to you quicker and also allows, you're upstairs and taking a shower and the hot water just disappears this, will inlate your pipes thus keeping the water hot for when it leaves your water h ere the until it gets to your shower. right now if it's exposed the tire time it's exposed the cold air is hitting it and it's dissipating how warm the water is. >> the best part, once the weather comes and you know it's coming and you've got the accumulationgof ice and snow out of your house, driveway. i've got an arians myself. >> you have a snow blower. >> i do and i love it. >> it's a great way to go, if you have a place to srere it and can afford one, it's great. >> this one just shoots it. pull the trying they are and sy pull this back. as you can see this one is a personal pace so go along at your own pace, not driving itself. if a kid or dog or somebody runs in front of you, it stops and you're good to go. >> this will move serious snow getting you out of your driveway, if you have multiple cars. >> big storms, long driveway,
this is the way to go. if you don't have that or just trying to clear the walks and don't have time every day, trying to keep things clear, definitely go with a shovel but i'm a big fan of the ergonomic shovel because it will save your pack. >> mupon tip, because if you have plastic it will get in the ice and break. >> spend a couple more bucks to get a good one. i notice that had. mine cracked. >>'s agreed. >> spend the extra money. >> get one good shovel and it will last you all winter long. >> i throw melt out. is all melt work -- is there a good melt versus bad melt and does it really work? >> two different options. throw sand. sand will give you a little traction and there are different types of melt. what winld i recommend is you go to find an environmentally friendly, plant and pet friendly melt, get that industrial melt that will melt anything but then your yard is going to turn all different colors and don't want yo ur dog growing a second tail so go with the environmentally friendly melt. >> feel bert already. >> good. >> going to come on over and help me do all this. >> you name it, i'll do your pipes.
>> awesome. george, thank you so much. tomorrow we'll show you how to prepare your body for the cold. that tomorrow. up next you won't believe what your credit card company is learning about your private life every time you swipe for a purchase and a recipe for a decadent dessert is on the way.rii ope i'm a part of that, but,
before you reach for your credit card, each time you use it important information about your pl vate life is revealed to ur credit card company and what is it being used for, and can you do anything about at? editor in chief of "readers digest" joins us. good morning to you. >>t. good morning. >> we know our credio card track our purchases which generally is a good thing. lps withraud a"erts nd that kind of thing. >> right, right. >> well, think about the big life events.
about that, if you're getting mayor eerksd sending your kid to college, having a baby. the credit card knows all of this nd they might be able to put certain alerts on your account. say you're going to marriage counseling. that may meanleou're headed for divorce so they mg htnd want t know about potential default on your payment. >> not that they just have this information. they know it and they know it and use it. >> if you're going to pawnshops and bars, they may sort of track you as financially troubled and could even lower your credit limit without you knowing it. >> okay. >> that is had a little disturbing. >> let's move to our next panel here. the other thing credit cards snow our location. >> yes. >> so what's the significance of that? >> so we know when we sign up for a credittcard it knows our home address, but also as years goes by, knows our favorite atms and coffee shops and shopping habits. so if we're having coffee at 7:00 a.m. in cleveland and at 10:00 we're buying gas in texas,
it can give you a fraud alert so knows your credit card has been stolen so that's a good thing but it's getting kind of creepy what they do knre.if you download your credit card app, it can tell how long you're spending in a certain aisle of the store. >> come on, really. >> and sometimes you get served up coupons for a product you're looking and you're thinking that's weird because it knows w but, so that could be a good thing, but if privacy is concern, it's a little creepy. >> anything you can do about that? >> absolutely. en you download an app you automatically get asked tone able location services, so don't automatically say yes, first of all, and if you've already downloaded your app it's easy to go into settings and disable the location settings and that will keep you safe >> the credit cards know what you will buy and they know what you bought and can predict what you m tht want to buy. >> you leave an online travel
daily business and theyouredict patterns and then sell that information to companies to marketing companies. big data, they look at public records and analyze even social media. if you're doing a home improvements, you may all of a sudden get deals for enovations, so that's -- that's a goodwthing, but if you boy a baby gift for your friend and now you're inundated with diaper coupons not such a good thing. >> how do you battle against in a? >> well, by law, every financial institution once a year has to send you a privacy notice. it's pages and pages. >> yes, i ignore that every year. >> that we all ignore, and in that is very important instructions on how to opt out. you can either follow those instructions, or you can make it harder for the credit card companies to follow you online. if you're on your computer, you can disable the cookies and you can enable privacy browsing, or you can just change the way you pay. if it's something you don't want
you're doing, might not want a credit card company to know what you're doing so pay in cash if that's at all possible. >> sh, what is, that liz? let's leave on a high note because there's also information that you can use to perhaps get a better rate, informaon about your own history that you can take to the credit card companies. >> exactly. so the information works both ways. one study found that 78% of peseople who called their credit card company and asked for a lower interest rate got it, so if you have a good financial history, make that phone call, but know that that customer service rep on the phone may be looking at your name and there could be a red light or a green light next to your name. green means that you're a good customer and that rep is supposed to do whatever he or she can to keep you happy. >> you figure out pretty fast if you've got the red light or green light next to you. thanks for the good information. coming up, we'll launch a week of tasty what we're calling last hurrahs before you hit reset on your diet for the new
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and we're back now with today's food. launching a day of indulgences before the ball drops and why not finish off the year with a sugar bang. elizabeth chambers is owner ever berg bakery in san antonio, texas. great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> can't believe we're doing this segment. everybody is so full still. and you have some time before your new year's resolution kicks in. >> a few more days and we're going to go big or go home. >> what are we makeing? >> we have our base and our fruit and finishes. this is where it all starts. >> is that an english trifle. english trifle, my grandmother's recipe, ver nostalgic, time of the yearhfor traditions and most traditional recipe in our family and our grandmother was amaze and made everything from scratch. i'm less amazing.
making two of her ingredients from scratch. it sounds really intimidating but it's really easy to make. don't need a double boiler, need one pot. >> cream or heavy milk. >> this is heavy milk. >> heavy cream. >> this is heavy cream. >> sorry. >> whole milk. >> this is hovey and hole. this is whole milk and it's simmering on this very hot stove, okay. the next thing we'll do is whisk the eggs. >> we'll do this. >> and add the sugar. >> do you make this stuff in san antonio? >> we do. we don't serve english trifle but we have a custard andedo our banana pudding and about 80% of ou recipes were my grandmother's and moy mom's. >> thanks. >> how about your husband? >> he enjoys eating sweets. he's more of a barbecue kind of guy. >> i'm right there with him. >> then we'll add the flour as well. whisk, whisk, whisk. the thinn about eggs, whisked with sugar and hot milk. don't want to poor the eggs into the hot milk because then we'll
have scrambled eggs. >> there's a technique. >> what kind of consistency? >> well ian onbe tempering. >> you can't do an electric mixer. >> no. >> emper the adds by doing that, exactly. >> just incorporated. >> getting tired yet? >> it's a procesi' >> need to do more stretches? >> talk amongst yourselves, folks. >> we're going to do one more little ladle full of milk. >> i'm sorry, guys. >> how is that wrist, carson? >> going to be standing in for the 9:00 hour? >> almost there. >> you guys have devoured your english trifle. >> and then it goes in there. >> so we're going to whisk, whisk, whisk. >> thank god it's over. >> you keep whisking. >> i'll relieve you of your do oltdies. >> you whisk, whisk, whisk until it turns into this. >> what's the temperature ofs this custard? >> it was hot and then you let it the cool. >> you add vanilla extract is
want it to cover a spoon like that. >> and you're probably wondering what is dental floss doing by our angel food gate. >> could tut it? >> never want to squish the cake, you can either have a serrated bread knife and do little slices. i like to cut it into four pieces or dental floss, preferably not mint because it will get into your trifle or fishing line and thread and cut this into the pieces o you can layer it. >> carson, here's the fun part. >> you cut off the top and cut it into pieces. >> whether o nol you he,e a beautiful trifle dish like this, make it out of anything. this could be the base, have a regular bowl, as long as it's a deep glass well where ou can layer then you're good to go. we have our lemon kurd. >> what did you do. >> cut this into thirds. >> we should do four, and this
is a really fun recipe -- >> get your kids involved now layering. >> kids can do it. who doesn't want to build a tower outed of cake. >> i do. >> i dover day. >> and we'll get going. >> first layer down and then lemon kurd. >> and then we're going to get ouh custard. >> i like to started base with custard so really, i mean, it's just really nun and the whole time you're laying look how it is on the outside. >> have they tried it yesterday? >> i taste the booze. >> we've saved the best for st. >> i need your help. >> a little floater on the top. >> not a little floater. we're going to douse it. >> go big. >> mmm. >> you can make it really predoy ke we did here or make it ver deconstructed like we're doing now and add the berries. >> a lot more fun than lasagna but a similar approach. >> where's the booze.
>> it's going to come. the beauty of this recipe is you can honestly use anything. not into berries, use citrus. if you don't have blackberry jam, use strawberry. use red raspberry. >> angel food cake, custard, lemon. >> and kids love doing this. they love getting involved and can keep the kids away from the booze but start -- start them with this. >> we don't have much time left. >> build, build, build. >> and you're all about the booze. >> wanted to see how it incorporates into all of this. >> for the viewers. >> we're going to pile all this in and now for the big reveal. >> what is it, carson, whoa? >> that's good. >> cherry. >> you're going to pour it over. >> sherry. >> you can use anything, sherry, brandy. >> that's going to be nice. >> the whole thing. >> that explains why al is leap right now.
>> so we've got to finish with some shipped cream. this is obviously not my prettiest trifle. >> this is good. >> peace you want to make. >> and top it off with the fruit and you have this beautiful grandma's english trifle. >> and then you try to take a sip of the world's biggest trifle. elizabeth chambers, thank you so much. >> happy holidays to you. >> thank you very much. >> for more recipes go to today.com/food. back in a movement bye, guys.
look who is here to guest host, john cena. >> breakout star of the year on "sisters." >> i thought you meant on the "today" show. >> named one of the most interesting people in radio and tv. >> love it. >> john is going to help us out. we're talking about holiday decorations. i'm doing that, taking down all the dengrations. >> carson's already done it. >>mee'll get sose tips. >> you should stay off a hoverboard. looking at you. >> first your local news and find your sweet spot today
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this morning on "today's take" we'll start ringing in the new year with wrestling superstar john cena joins us as co-host. plus, the popular christmas gift that g people flipping out. hoverboard f ils. and christmas cleanup. how to remove your tree without making a mess coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker,enatalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
all right. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. >> yeah. >> who is that frahm? >> december 28th, 2015. hope you had a great christmas, i'm al along with natalie, ylan and willie enjoying time off and john cena back. >> i have no dancing. >> missy elliott featuring pharrell "where they from?" wtf," i like it. >> even the puppets dance better than do i in that video in this is good. >> yeah. anyway. >> good jamp. >> good to be of back? thanks. >> you're becoming a regular for us. love that. >> always good to hang out with you guys and talk about the news and stuff so i appreciate you having me back. >> yeah. >> all back from christmas break, you and your family went skiing. >> we went skiing. >> great skiing weather. >> hib credible weather. >> went out to vail, and i think there were 26 inches like in a three-day period. >> unbelievable snow. had a great time and the kiddos getting to be really good skiers, and we were talking about, al, some of the best
gifts i think the kids, you know, could get this year, not stthe hoverboard which we'll get in a minute, but td s was one of my son's gifts from some family friends. >> had this on the "today" show. >> pie face. like you click the dial and you never know when the whipped cream is going to hit you in the face. >> so josh got hammered with the whip cream and i got hammered. >> we had so much fun with this game such a fun and easy contest. >> and he was just laughing non-stop and then, of course, eating all the whipped cream. that a great gift >> you had one. your kids lost their gifts. >> we got this called onky overdrive? my nephew got this. >> this thing is so cool. it sets up like a slot car. >> like a magnetic track? >> a regular track, ble it actually scans the track and then the cars take off and you're racing them using your o phone. the phone connects with the track. >> and you can change the track.
>> it's really great. he >> and then willie also sent me, speaking of hammered, willie sent me a -- a cocktail courier for moscow mule. >> nice. >> wit the mug. >> oh, i had the mug. a friend send the mugs, but that was -- that -- i don't remember much of christmas actually. >> that's a big mug. >> in pretty good shape. >> that's a good mug. that's all right, and then dylan was on a hoverboard. >> i was. >> it was -- it was not mine. my niece got a hoverboard. >> you were on it and then were you off of it. >> i was on it the first time and i rocked the hoverboard. i did really good. i mean, look. hands on the hips. >> you were good. >> getting around the staircase and the whole thing. >> you went up the stairs. >> up the stairs and down the stairs, and then the next day which we don't have video so cocky with my hoverboard skills and started spinning in circles and then i went to get off and
doing, flat on my butt this, wrist isn't functioning all that well. >> what's the trick. >> the trick is staying on it forever and never getting off of it. >> getting off and getting off. when i tried it out herehen it was just coming out, i literally -- my arm got twisted to the back because i had the two guys helping me, and it's scary. >> the trick is to have two guys helping you. >> you need two handsome guys to help you every time. >> when you find a handsome guy maybe you'll get one. >> dave auerbach, ladies and gentlemen, o r stage manager. >> come on, i had to do that. >> it's not easy. >> what a handsome man. >> dylan, your family tradition singing "12 days of christmas." >> my husband's family adition. >> that's my sister-in-law. e will love that i'm playing that right now. >> but we all get a part of the song and there i am. >> cute tradition. >> and we oversick it and after
that the famv is like we're done and they all leave. >> any christmas traditions? >> kind of adoptioning christmas traditions from my better half, has a big extensive family like that and they do a giant dinner celebration to the theme of "the drummer boy" every year. >> i love that song. >> where's the video? >> it's -- like a vy important secretive celebration for -- now it's public. >> so a lot of people are in the future. >> how come we weren't there. >> this is actually what i did on christmas. hi some time to spend with my own fily and of course the person i love the most so we had a beautiful day up in west newbury, massachusetts, and the weather was exceptional. about to get a little rough, but it was exceptional for christmas and just enjoyed the crazy 65-degree weather. >> is that where you're from? >> that's where i'm from. so she got dropped in the cena pool with five boys. >> how big is that pool? >> it's pretty deep, big,
tragic, horrible christmas ntam filled pool so she did great. think we had a great christmas, whole family together and for the weather to be nice and everybody to be out and able to enjoy so cool. >> people were barbecuing on christmas day. >> strange to be in massachusetts in shorts and a t-shirt pretty much. ar>> so weird. given a year ago it was waist deep in snow. >> i have a feeling it's on the way. >> it's coming. it's coming. we'll show you. the hoverboards. >> talking about how dangerous and how many people actually got hurt. they were one. hottest gifts of christmas this year. as you saw, kind of seen a lot of these videos on the internet right now. >> oh, man. >> ew. >> is that how your fall was. >> why does the camera not keep rolling. >> ow. >> like america's funniest videos. >> looks like a -- >> i would love to snow when skated boards first came out. >> the difference is the
skateboard wasn'tt self-propelled, so the graph i had kind of helped you with that. this is -- >> like you said, it's a segway without handles. >> not being able to hold on to something you're completely off center. it's fun once you get the hang of it, it is fun. >> my niece is very good at it. always wears the he will melt. >> of course, the helmet is the thing you don't seem to head. >> you land on your bum. >> how about that florida congressman. >> the florida congressman carlos curbelo tweeted this, confirmed #hoverboards is for kids. i ended up in pastist health south florida, florida, overboardchristmas so a lot of people spending time at emergency rooms that they were not planning, but it was so fun. if they don't explode you end up in the emergency room. >> john, can we embarrass you a little bit more?
and buzzfeed thinks they are. >> what are they saying? >> top 13 list of the year's biggest breakout stars in film, tv and movies. >> that just proves they got the check. thank you guys at buzz feed. apprec te it. >> you can pay them off. >> is that your safe fwrords "sisters?" >> like how i worked that one in. >> "trainwreck" and "sisters" and the cast of "sisters" stopped by "late night with seth >> why aren't you partying? >> because i'm the designated mom tonight. >> john cena funny in the film. >> super funny guy. him. >> when i saw him i had feelings that i never felt before. and that's -- that's not my usual type. >> right? >> i like a skinny weird looking nerd. >> and you wanted to maybe like be held in his two hands. >> yeah. >> i would never confuse you for
a tiny tea cup. >> wanted to be held like a tiny tea cup. >> i understand. >> i don't even -- >> what do you think? >> i don't even know what to say. >> what is your reaction when you're sitting at home on the couch and then they start starting about you in that way? >> well, of course, i would say that these two hands are only for touching someone's body and that's this guy right here. no, i kid. i totally kid. >> al, comment? >> okay. a little character coming out right now. >> i will admit. it's hard to see you now in a suit after seeing "trainwreck." >> the i have a feeling that the folks who saw "trainwreck" would make it difficult to see me, period. had a good time making the movie, a funny movie and everybody laughed and n everybody has that comment. hey, man. this isn't you. all right. okay. >> or it is. >> or it is anyway. >> literally seeing a different side of you. >> just making everybody laugh. just doing my best.
>> you sell it like no one else. >> that's right. >> i understand bed bath & beyond has a new brand of john cena towel racks. >> it's a small rack, small. >> oh, boy. >> if you are haven't seen "train wreck" you'll get the joke. >> let's talk about the weather or something, right, guys. >> what a segue! you are a handsome man. >> look a him. >> so handsome. >> oh, man. >> nice. let's show you what we've got going on. look at what else we've got going on. we've got a big crowd in here. are we charging now? what's going on? this is fantastic. >> we've got a tornado watch. we've got right now tornado warnings throughout parts of central alabama and southern alabama and the panhandle of florida, so we're watching this line, very strong line of storms. that's going to be tracking to the east, so we've got 8 million pedioplece at risk for severe we'sather, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes possible as
this front pushes east. we're looking today and tomorrow flooding rains. storm possible in the south and going to be very severe, and then on the back side of this system we've got a lot of wet snowy weather to talk about. if you look right now. that's why we could see flooding. three to five inches of rain into southern alabama and 33 million people into the path of wintry weather, chicago and detroit, okc, kc, boston, all possible looking at strong storms and looking at that blivizzard-like conditions. a wintry mix and heavy snow ducing advice ann. look at snowfall totals this. swath of snow. i mean, we're talking anywhere from six to ten inches or mor as you get into parts of illinois, indiana and michigan and we've also got freezing rain to talk about. could be an inch or more in northern illinois, so a real mess, and that's that swath actually stretches all the way
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christmas has come and gone and now start thinking about taking down all of your holiday decorations. >> holiday expert lori griner is here with tips on how to store all the fragile ornaments. cleanup. christmas ree is pretty dried. >> dried out. >> so i'm going to get it out to the curb without a lot of pine needles. >> so what i do first is i'm going to pluck off the ornaments and as you drop tons of pine needles drop so i've put bath towels at the bottom to catch all the pine needles and, john, if i can borrow you, take the tree and put it on its side and first you take the water out and have a big tree here so it doesn't count. >> putting the stand with the ly. to take this. together. and the drop cloth just allows you to protect your floors. >> with a few friends. drag it out to the curb.
>> look at that. >> and make sure you go trunk fi t so you don't meet with resist ance in the doorway. >> let's talk ornaments. >> let's talk about putting away all the ornaments. >> a lot of people know that you can put your ornaments intoying cartons to protect them. >> random stuff at the end of christmas, hooks, extra lights, tags, that kind of thing. >> anyying carton on cardon will do. like sam's club. >> protects the ornaments for a regular-sized ornaments. doesn't have to be just the extra ornaments. >> really, really protects them. here's another great idea. these are to go trays from a coffee shop. >> oh, yeah. >> put your ornaments right in there. perfect for irregular ornaments, and you just put it right on top, and put it in a box. the idea is just to protect everything so it doesn't get smashed. another great idea. >> solo cups. >> solo cups, party cups. >> this looks like a party game.
>> it is like a party game, a little bit. >> want to play? >> i don't know if it's the same sort of concept. i would be drinking ornaments, it seems like. >> you line a box with solo cups and then there's a little cardboard insert here that you just stack the cup on top that have. >> a good idea. >> what about the lights. >> this is the part i hate. tell me about it, because they always end up tangled every year. >> not only that. don't know which lights go where. d >> you wanted to do this and just wrap it right around. >> plain hanger. i like this one because it's got some ridges on it. right. >> the cardboard is a great idea. this is just the flap from the top of a cardboard box, any cardboard will do and i put a little tag on here to remind myself for next year where it goes. >> if i can do this, anyone can. >> you're so handy. >> this is good. >> what about wrapping paper. >> wrapping paper for next year and gets smooshd so easily.
and it has a cardboard grid that i found. >> perfectly. candles. candles get banged up so easily and they are so fragile and they are each going to do this. don't mind. everybody taking a candle. >> super easy. paper towel holders. >> all i need is a paper towel and paper towel inserts. you roll up the paper towel and roll up the candle, stick it into the cardboard and that's it. you lay it in a box. happens to be the perfect size for a tapered candle. lay it in a box, a drawer, really easy. >> good ideas. >> and what about wreaths, garland. >> what have we got here. >> pe a really good idea for wreaths and garland is to go vertical because it can get mooshd so easily, and i just hung this wreath on a standard garden hose hanger. this is just a standard garden hose hanger. >> if you don't mind.
this is pretty skinny and works for pretty thick garland as well and at the end throw a plastic bag over it for dust. >> i've d reetermined after this whole segment what we need is john cena to help us put away our christmas -- >> put away the christmas -- >> lorri dyner, thanks so much. these are great. >> thank you. coming up next, go big before you go hungry on y r new year's died. >> can't wait for that. >> cooking up the ultd malted today tater to the cas jay knows how to keep his wheels spinning. nice shorts, dad... this is what the pros wear. uhhh... that's why he starts his day with those two scoops in heart healthy kellogg's raisin bran.
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the doc is in. dr. natalie azar with some major medical breakthroughs that are on the horizon and that could help us live longer. >> and i'm here with a beefed-up casserole recipe chock full of short ribs and all sorts of deliciousness to begin our week long series "one last hurrah" before you ring in the new you in 2016 and start that new year's diet. dylan. >> soundsns fantastic. and have you seen it? it's a pop culture challenge
featurina the most famous images of the year. the best themes memes and photos of 2015 with pop culture icon himself john cena. but first the local news and weather. to the couple wondering what a good deal looks like... no. seriously? we'll give it a 6 for composition. scary. wow, what about just putting a fair, no haggle price on the window? not zany enough? sometimes the best deals
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taking a look at the headlines, the weather in much of the country is making a mess of air travel today. more than 1,400 flights have been delayed or cans iltd largely because of snow and ice from the texas to the midwest. on sunday more than 9,000 flights in the u.s. were disrupted. the delays and cancellations are making it tough as people try to get home after christmas or try to get away for the new year. christmas may be over but the holiday shopping season is still in full swing. a survey by the national retail federation finds nearly half of consumers plan to shop this week which can account for about 15% of retailers' holiday sales.
deals, cashing in with the gift cards and making returns. experts say about 15% of holiday gifts will be returned. famed denver broncos quarterback peyton manning is firing back against allegations that he used performance enhancing drugs. over the weekend al jazeera's investigative unit released a documentary alleging that manning is one of several nfl players to have used banned substances. manning tells espn that the story is garbage and completely fabricated and that he is disgusted. he tells nbc sports that he may sue al jazeera. the former farm sieve intern who initially made the claims is now retracting all his statements saying they are false. well, if you're thinking about a new year's resolution, here's another reason to start hitting the gym. scientists say exercise may help you fight off diseases. a new study finds that people who do moderate exercise, goinged to the gym three to four times a week for about 20 to 30 minutes have stronger immune systems.
of fitness will provide some benefit. "star wars the force awakens" held on to the top spot once again and set another record over the weekend and took in more than $152 million over the weekend pushing it now past the $1 billion mark globally, reaching that film faster than any other. "daddy's home" was second and "joy" is third and al roker here has the weather. >> thanks, natalie. look at week's preptation. as natalie was saying a mess eastern two darn thirds of the country, snow out west great for the snower and snow pack. severe weather along the southeastern atlantic coast into the mid-atlantic and snow around the great lakes and snow in the cascades and the inner mountain region. as we get to the ladder part of the week things do start to calm down. a few problems in southern texas, out west, gorgeous, sunny, snow in the upper great lakes and temperature-wise below average for the western two-thirds of the u.s. and above
average throughout the mid west on into the mid-atlantic states and by the mid-week period that moves east. you can see that cooler air spreading east and by the latter part of the week much of the country starting to get either close to normal or below it's a chillier start on this monday morning. temperatures closer to normal for this time of year. a wintry mix possible north and west of the city. north and west, it goes over to plain old rain. wet and mild for tuesday afternoon. the day planner, a lot of clouds. a little bit of sun during the early morning hours. temperatures, no better than the low 40s. up around 50. low 50s wednesday. about 40 at midnight whe they drop the ball. chillier by the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. we do have a true pop culture superstar and aficionado. that's john cena, ladies and gentlemen. >> oh, come on. >> yes. >> we've decided to play the
2015 pop culture game cena it? >> i like it. >> i'll show you questions about some of the most famous images from 2015. i want you guys to buzz in when you've got the answer. if you ladies can defeat john cena. >> you're not competitive at all. >> no, no. >> number one. we're going to start off by revisiting one of the most buzzed about celebrity feuds of 2015. going to show you a pop star. i want you to name the other pop star that she's confronting. all right. >> oh, natalie. >> oh, wait, i was going to say nicki minaj. is it -- is it taylor swift? >> no. >> anybody else? >> i thought i knew it. >> katy perry. >> no. >> john? >> queen elizabeth. >> no, that was very close. >> our buzzers don't work. >> it's miley cyrus. >> that's right. i forgot. >> off to a slow start. >> okay. >> just warming up here. for this one want to slowly reveal the moved liked photo on instagram this year.
user of instagram gets the point. >> all right. >> khloe kardashian. >> kendall jenner. >> kendall jenner. >> i get them all confuse sglid knew it was one of them. >> you got me on to that. >> all right. next we're going to show you a green grab from a famous 2015 movie. >> "star wars the force awakens." >> you did not buzz? >> dylan, correct. >> this one a little different. we'll show you the chalk outline from a famous character from television in 2015. and then you -- and then we're going to slowly fill it in. you name the character. >> is this person dead or alive? >> "the fallgy." >> oh, no, it's not. >> i never watch this show. >> it's "game of thrones." >> i can't think of his name. >> that guy. >> who is that guy? >> he's laying in blood. >> his name is snow. >> john snow. >> we're good. one of the most famous
>> we'll show you one of the most famous portraits in 2015 and you tell us the superstar who is pictured. >> dylan. >> tom brady. >> yes. >> my buzzer is not working. >> when it comes to memes in 2015 none were bigger than this. we're going to zoom in and slowly pull out. you name the famous reditor. >> creditor. >> oh, i know what it is. >> pizza rat. >> absolutely. >> i didn't even see did. >> very good. >> all right. >> that's disgusting. >> another cinematic screen grab. you name the summer blockbuster that feature the following. >> oh, hey, wait. >> natalie. >> "trainwreck." >> got to be faster with your buzzer, john. >> we're actually taking a point from you. >> i'm a bit past my prime. >> speaking of memes, and we weren't, no video spawned more than this one. name the artist you see dan ng
here. >> dylan. >> oh, i forgot. do you want to try it? >> drake. >> drake. >> drake. >> oh, i forgot. you didn't know. >> i figured we would dance together. >> did i get the point. >> yes. >> one of the most buzzed about scenes in all of tv was the last scene ever on this show. >> "seinfeld." >> here's a picture. >> name it. >> got to be this year. >> "madmen." >> dylan. >> all right. >> let's see, what's the score? >> john, did you get a point? >> okay. >> natalie, it's a tie. >> good thing it's not a wwe match. >> i'm waiting for the next round which will never happen. >> wow. >> quickly change the name of the game to this has nothing to do with me it. >> what's the scene from when you take somebody down. >> getting somebody out of re sticky situations is this. >> major medical breakthroughs that could hold a secret to
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actually a pretty flimsy unstable molecule let's say so they are still trying to figure out how we can really capitalize on that -- that fact that e virus can stay the same from year to year. ideally the universal flu vaccine would only be needed to be given once in one's lifetime but n yearly. >> for now continue to get the flu vaccine and it's still out and available. next, this seems like something that can help with using your own immune cells to fight or kill cancer. how are scientists actually doing this? >> this is another example of something that we call immunotherapy that we talked about ahiouple weeks ago with this drug used for jimmy carter. this is also a little different. this is also sort of taking what we know about a person's immune system and really exploiting what we can about our bod's own ability to kill cancer cells. this is taking a t-cell, taking it out of a person, putting it back in that's genetically modified and the d-cells will go
this has been used to treat leukemias and lymphomas though solid tumors are obviously also on the horizon. >> it's great. it's turning your own body int a cancer-kiltoling machine. >> right. >> so you're basically taking your immune cells, your t-celts and calling this designer t-cells, right, and manufacturing them so that they their own. >> okay. let's talk heart health as we here. here we're treating, again, with the personalized approach a yond using people's own dna to help their heart. how does this work? >> this one has been studied through tissue and blood samples. >> right. >> to -- this has really been advanced in genomics. >> and they can tell what kind of medicines you're going to respond to and what kind of medicines you won't respond to you're not wasting time waiting for treatments you won't respond to or taking treatments that won't be effective for you. >> so it's getting the right medication for your heart.
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cream, carrots, tater tots, corn starch, using stout tate. >> all on today.com. >> lots of love going into this dish and it's explosion any of taste. first we'll start searing the bishort ribs. >> cut them off the bone. >> do been b an inch cubes. ve season it had and salt and pepper. there's a top here. this casserole is huge, and we're -- you want to go for it. >>th and what we're doing it is searing it in a high heat. there you go. >> this is why it's great to do this with al. he knows his way. he just goes in. whmyo cares if it's all over the counter. this is a family thing, and after that we'll cook some vegetables. what's great about browning the mete meat, it browns the pan and all sorts of goodness on the bottom. gook the tomato paste for two minutes and let that mingle in there with what's left from the cooked meat, and then throw in the vegetables. carrots, onions, celery and pour
>> how is it? >> it's good. >n'> big, bold, you know, savory flavors to go along with this. >> much like john cena. >> big, bold and savory. >> yes, he is. >> that's your new tag line. >> not been my morning, guys. >> je yeah, and then did such a good job with the short ribs, you're ready to pour it ck in. >> all right. >> with a couple of herbs. >> thyme and some baileys, you know, for braising this, seared it and let it the go slow and low and covered in the oven for abou 45 minutes and tender at 325. we also have some beef stock that we're going to add to this. add the other one in there. >> don't do that one. >> that's what i wanted to see. >> and cover that up and let it the go slow and low until it's totally tender and windsurf. then we're going to make the sauce. okriay. strain all the liquid out after it's absorbed all that amazing flavor and reduce it down, and we have some corn starch. mix your corn starch with cold
water. don't want to it to clump up on you. can actually put the stuff in the fridge. meat and sauce. assemble it later, assemble it fat. >> helps because the fat rises to the top and can you skim that off. >> i would think it's delicious after a couple of days. >> get rid of the fat. >> that's the great part. >> just a little bit. >> we're ready to assemble now and drop in eve forything that you see in front of you. you have all the short ribs. we have some grapes, mushrooms to add to it. >> yeah. >> pearl onions which are a little bit more mild than regular onions and have a little sweetness to go with the savory, and then a little heavy cream. >> oh, yeah. >> little creamy buttery milky flavor and then my favorite truffle paste. love this. >> you sing it. >> you know you love it when you sing it. th>> you were concerned about trimming some of the fat off of this thing. all in one, man. smell that. do you like truffles. >> i do. >> don't have truffle oil.
>> al. >> don't even say that. >> you heard me. >> your inside voice again. truffle oil, and you know what, we're ready to go. >> i love that you do the tater to the thing. >> grab that right here. >> and what al and i are going to do when you're gone. >> going to be crazy. >> w. good job. >> and then throw the tater tots right on top. >> and we'll rebake. went in at 350 for 20 minutes. >> a little cheese. >> i'm using a guyere, use whatever you want. a good melty cheese and gets as beautiful as this. >> fantastic. >>yo belly, thank you so much. happy new year. >> happy new year. >> today.com for our recipes.
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