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tomorrow, we're into the 40s. we melts it even further. a morning spritz or a flurry on wednesday. 42 again for the high. colder on thursday. we'll watch a storm friday. right now it's staying offshore and mild and dry into the weekend. all right. fingers crossed. the "today" show is next. that's what's happening "today in new york." stay safe this morning. good morning. the dig out. tens of millions grappling the snow and ice this morning after the historic blizzard pummelled the east coast. >> getting back to business as usual is going to take a considerable amount of time. >> the nation's capital still shut down. airports clogged with hundreds of new flights cancelled today. guess what? al says there may be another storm coming this week. breaking overnight. >> everything went flying and
>> severe turbulence injuries at least seven passengers and crew members aboard a flight bound for milan. the plane forced to land in canada. will he run? former new york city major michael bloomberg weighing a presidential bid. what would it take for him t jump in? is it too late in. >> i'd love him to come in because i love the competition, frankly. >> as the current candidates descend on iowa with the caucuses one week away. super bowl bound. >> second touchdown of the half. >> 39-year-old peyton manning against his rival tom brady, sending the denver broncos to the super bowl. cam newton and the panthers devour the cardinals. settle up the battle for the ages today, monday, january 25th, 2016.
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. the big clean up. before we talk about the weather, super bowl 50 is going to be a good one in a couple weeks. >> it's going to be a great one. this was a great weekend to sit around and watch football because everybody was snowed in. this is the first non-elastic waistband i've had on all weekend. >> it demanded where you lived on the east coast. an hour apart from one another, you got basically nothing where you live upstate. and we got two feet where i live. crazy weekend. >> yeah. >> our top story, the record-setting blizzard. effects of the storm, far reaching from the carolinas to new england. we have it covered from every angle, beginning with al roker, who is in snowy central park for us. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. that's right.
potential and even exceeded it. in fact, we had to up our amounts as the storm bore down on the northeast because it was moving a little further north. it really got itself together and sat and just dumped on the city. 26.8 inches here officially at central park. missing the all-time record snowfall by 1/10th of an inch. you'd think of all that, they'd just goose it a little bit and get us the record, but it didn't happen. right now though, the northeast is crippled and digging out. look at the statistics. washington, d.c., hard-hit, they are looking at federal offices closed in washington, d.c., as are the schools. also closed in philadelphia and in baltimore, as well. we also see the national guard deployed in 12 states. they will be working non-stop for days at a time. we are also expecting to see more flight delays.
a real mess at the airports. pack your patience and make sure you check your app before you go. the other deal is the dig out. people will be digging out up and down the northeast. you went to bed hearing plows and shovels scraping and you'll hear them again today. we've got, perhaps, as you look right now, what a beautiful sight. it's always the case after a big blizzard. the skies look gorgeous. however, we've got another possibility of a nor'easter coming, as you're looking live at the big dig out. let's show you what we're expecting. a system is going to be developing down along the florida coast. then it's going to start to make its way up the coast wednesday on into thursday. then sometime early friday. the models all disagree. is it cold enough to snow, and how much will this be able to produce? we're going to continue to track it. want to give you some fair warning. this is what we see when we have an el nino winter.
really starts overproducing. we'll have more details on this coming up in a little bit. guys, pack your patience, make sure you have your shovels ready and a little more ice melt. >> i don't think i'm emotionally prepared for another storm, al. we'll check in with you in a little bit. crews have been working 24/7 up and down the east coast to clear away all that snow. it is slow going. as we said, many towns decided to keep schools and businesses closed today. not here in new york city. dylan dreyer is with us now. she's in queens this morning. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. this historic blizzard hit over the weekend but it's anything but business as usual on this monday morning. washington, d.c. is shut down. schools are closed up and down the mid-atlantic. in new york, the city is up and running with the public transportation restored, but in the surrounding neighborhoods, cars are still buried. some have been stuck in the middle of the street for days. while this area is being told to
proving impossible to get there. >> reporter: this morning, the east coast. this weekend's blizzard covering eight states with more than two feet of snow. closing roads, cancelling flights and burying cars in a matter of hours. >> this is probably the worst it's been the entire trip. >> reporter: i was in the middle of it, driving north from washington, d.c. to new york city. in pennsylvania, dozens of tractor trailers were stuck on the turnpike. in new jersey, record flooding along the shore. a storm so severe, 30 people suffered weather-related deaths. today, new york city is getting back to business after the second largest snowfall total in the city's history. 26.8 inches in central park. this morning, public schools are open, metro north train services running, and the subway system, which operated throughout the storm, is now returning to full strength. while the blizzard kept many
others decided to brave the elements, with no amount of snow keeping some kids, parents or pets from enjoying the fresh powder. but now, after one of the biggest storms in history, a new week begins as millions of people try to clear mountains of snow and return to normal. >> now in new york, mayor bill de blasio said anyone who has their car buried, leave it there the next week. but aaa has tips to keep you safe. get all the snow off your car. the hood, the roof, the taillights, and also the head lights, of course. you also want to make sure you dig out your tailpipe, even if your car is idling, to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. i want to point out the snow drifts. some of the snow banks are taller than the children that are out and about. watch for children, and it's going to be an issue as this snow is not going to melt until temperatures get above freezing. that could take a while. matt and savannah? >> good tips. thank you.
back on track. starting today after more than 12,000 weekend flights were cancelled. this morning, we're already seeing new cancellations and new delays. tom costello covers aviation for us. he's ataguardia here in new york for us. >> good morning. it'll be slow on the rebound. a herculean effort to get the airports on the east coast open. look at the video from washington, reagan and where they've been working around the clock. look tat at the photograph from new york city, where they've been using a jet engine to blow the snow away. we already have 1,200 cancellations today. 137 for tomorrow. we're seeing delays, as you'd expect. the airports most effective, laguardia, jfk, and baltimore, and charlotte and as far north
the number you cited, 12,000 flight cancellations since friday. the number could grow again today over the weekend. 3,100 flights cancelled on friday. 4,500 on saturday. 3,500 cancelled on sunday. check out the screen shot from saturday night, when it shows airports in the new york city area, philly, d.c., all closed. we have fewer than a dozen planes in the air space. some of the busiest air space in the country. it's often a sea of yellow with planes up there in the air. also, if you're on amtrak today or trying to get anywhere on amtrak, that train schedule is operating on a modified schedule today. be prepared to have your patience with you. we'll have more on the next hour. back to you. >> not a good day to go anywhere. thanks very much. as we said, the aftermath of the storm will be felt in washington for days. federal offices and schools closed there again today. let's go to our national correspondent miguel almaguer who is there this morning.
>> savannah, good morning. fair to say washington, d.c. is shut down, but it's probably more accurate to say this city is crippled. we saw two feet, nearly two feet of snow here in the nation's capital. i want to show you what it looks like this morning. in some spots, it's thick. it can be knee deep, even deeper than that in some spots. it is a sloppy, sloppy mess all across this city. for the last couple hours, we've seen plows working overdrive to clear city streets. not enough is being done fast enough. they've shut down the federal government here. all public schools in the area are also shut down today. it's going to be a nightmare for folks who are out on the road. the city officials are asking everyone who can stay home to do so. chair expecting the morning commute to move at a snail's pace here. they're hoping with all the government shutdown here, it'll make the roads easier, but it's going to be a mess. >> miguel, of course, we'll continue to follow these ongoing
and have more on that later on. talk about breaking news overnight. at least seven people injured on an american airlines flight. it was from miami to milan. that plane hit severe turbulence. tamron has more on that story. >> the injured included passengers and crew. they were sent to a nearby hospital. that flight diverted to canada, where passengers were seen shaken up after their ordeal. >> reporter: terror in the sky. >> glad to be on the ground. intense. >> reporter: this morning, 192 passengers heading from miami to milan are not waking up in their final destination. american airlines flight 206 was hours into the flight when it hit severe turbulence. >> the plane actually dropped. >> rolled on its side and everything went flying, and people and, yeah, it was pretty intense. >> reporter: while the seat belt light was on during the turbulence, passengers say flight attendants were standing in the cabin.
the flight diverted to canada. >> i'm happy to be alive. you know, it was scary. >> emergency response vehicles. it's a standard procedure, they'll be following you in. >> reporter: paramedics and up to half a dozen ambulances were on the tarmac to evaluate passengers and crew. according to american airlines, three flight attendants and four passengers were transported to a local hospital for evaluation. a bump in the trip. >> should be at milan at this point, but we're here. >> reporter: many try to see the bright side. >> i'm glad to be in new finland. always wanted to come here. not under these circumstances. >> now, the extent of the injuries have not been revealed, but another passenger believes they range from a concussion to a shoulder injury. american airlines spokesperson said they're working to recrew the aircraft. the flight is scheduled to take off later today. obviously, frightening moments.
with the blizzard that we're talking about. >> good reminder to wear the seat belt. >> absolutely. >> tamron, thank you. let's move to politics and the presidential race. the iowa caucuses one week from today, the candidates are making a final push in the hawkeye state. there's buzz about somebody who isn't yet in the race. michael bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of new york, contemplating a run of his own. let's start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> hi, savannah. good monday morning to you. michael bloomberg willing to spend at least $1 billion of his own money if he dives in. if floating this idea of a run was designed to intimidate opponents, that hasn't happened. donald trump touting a wide lead in iowa, he's unfazed. bernie sanders says, bring it on. >> reporter: could it be the battle of the multi-billionaires? donald trump says he'd welcome a michael bloomberg bid.
because i love the competition, frankly. i'd love bloomberg to come in. >> reporter: with aides drawing up a plan, it's likely the former new york city mayor would only run if the general election matched trump or cruz against bernie sanders. hillary clinton is vowing that won't be necessary. >> i'll relieve him of that and get the nomination so he doesn't have to. >> reporter: analysts warn getting in comes with no guarantees, especially with a candidate close to wall street, one of the nation's leading voices for strict gun control. rand paul mocked the idea. another liberal billionaire from new york city? i think that slot is taken. fortifying his lead just one week until iowa, trump may think he's almost untouchable. imagine any other candidate saying this to praise his supporters' loyalty. >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody, and i wouldn't lose any voters. >> reporter: later, brushing off criticism. >> i have greater loyalty from
candidates, double, triple, quadruple. i love my people. >> reporter: plenty of love to go around. the "des moines register"'s endorsement to clinton and marco rubio. "snl" embracing a campaign that's already offered a lot. >> push a stroller, pro bowler with an abscess molar. >> she's a firecracker. she's a real pistol. she's crazy, isn't she? >> that, ca, ca, ca. >> it was a fun snl this weekend. a source close to bloomberg says he's given himself an early march deadline to make a decision. bloomberg would like to be president but doesn't like to lose and doesn't like to go on hopeless journeys.
nicolle wallace served as an adviser, and steve is a political correspondent. tempting to ask you about the tina fey impersonation, but let's talk about michael bloomberg. my understanding is only if the parties elect to nominate their extremes would bloomberg see a path. is this the kind of year where you could see a third party candidate and it's not a suicide mission? >> it is. but you have to be willing to engage in hopeless endeavors if you want to run for president. that is the likely outcome, from the statistics. if he's a domino, he needs two others to fall first. if bloomberg is going to get in, he needs cruz to be the republican nominee. that makes available enough right-leaning voters. and he needs bernie sanders to prevail to find a lane, to be able to add up enough potential voters to come his way. >> it seems as if he's relying on anger. we've talked so much in this campaign about anger on the right and anger on the left.
that if those two people get the nomination, there will be enough anger in the center to give him a path to the white house. >> i think, in all honesty, when you look at this, the key for him is hillary clinton. if hillary clinton doesn't win the democratic nomination, realistically, that probably opens up more voters for him. he'd need a trump or cruz on the republican side. when you look at the numbers, the profile of the potential bloomberg voter, more likely from the democratic side than the republican side. >> he has a billion dollars, making him an immediate contender. >> he wouldn't be the only billionaire in the race. in another year, it'd give him an advantage and say, i don't have to fundraise. in this year, he'd be following trump's lead on that issue. >> all right. so scale of 1 to 10. ten is he'll do it if the two people are nominated. one is there's no way. where do you stand?
>> the situation doesn't present itself? >> if it did, i'd give it a 7 or 8. >> that's cheating. >> thank you very much. >> reminder, we're taking the show to iowa. we'll be there next monday life, ve, talking to the candidates and voters on the day of the caucuses. massive man hunt for three inmates considered armed and dangerous. pulled off a daring escape from a maximum security jail in southern california. grainy surveillance video recorded before sunrise on friday shows the moment the three prisoners made the escape. authorities say they cut through steel bars, went to the roof of the jail, then repelled down the wall using sheets. about 16 hours before guards realized they were missing. their charges range from murder to kidnap and torture. the fbi and marshall service have joined the search.
broncos in super bowl 50. let's start with the nfc championship game. carolina taking on the cardinals. carolina won it, 39-14. in the afc championship game, peyton manning versus tom brady. the broncos and the patriots. manning struck first on this td pass to owen daniels. denver led the whole way, but in the fourth quarter, the patriots got within two points on a rob gronkowski touchdown. 13 seconds to go. new england needed a two-point conversion to tie. it was intercepted. broncos go on to win it, 20-18. they'll meet carolina. super bowl 50 on february the 7th. >> last two minutes of the pats-broncos game, super bowl worthy. nail biter. let's go to mr. roker. he's in snowy central park. >> i am.
let's show you what is happening around the rest of the country today. we are looking at a fairly quiet day, thankfully. beautiful out west. no rain. everything kind of quiet. we've got a little bit of a clipper coming across, bringing snow in southern minnesota, parts of wisconsin. rain into the upper midwest. sunny skies along the coast here. temperatures fairly seasonal. no big problems, and that's okay. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening today people are coming out to the nation's capital to support an important cause that can change the way you live for years to come. how can you help? by giving a little more, to yourself. i am running for my future. people sometimes forget to help themselves. the cause is retirement, and today thousands of people came to race for retirement and pledge to save an additional one percent of their income. if we all do that we can all win. prudential
cold numbers in the burbs. ten in howell. six in hillsborough. 15 in centreville. the city not bad at 29. teens across long island, down to 8 degrees now out in west hampton. not a lot of wind stirring things up. sun and clouds today. high temperature of 38. we'll have a little more melting during the course of the afternoon. that's the normal high for this time of year. 40s tomorrow, a couple of rain showers late in the afternoon. low 40s on wednesday. decent. 30s for thursday. watching the storm friday. it appears it stays offshore. >> that's your latest weather. guys, my wife just texted me and asked, is that a chipmunk on your head? i said, no, it's a squirrel and ferret ferret. >> function over anything else on a day like today, al. >> you bet. more on the aftermath of the storm as the entire east coast looks to dig out. and we're going to talk to former defense secretary donald rumsfeld about his legacy, about politics and a brand-new app that he's invol d with.
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good morning, everyone, everyone. the parkway. 29 degrees on a monday morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. people across the area returning to work and school for the first time since the blizzard hit. lauren skala's here with what's running and what's not, more importantly. >> right, expect a slow tried work. everything's open on the roads. we have the entire z line suspended now. j trains will make all local stops. we have delays on the 2 and staten island railway. in addition to that, nj transit experiencing 20-minute delays systemwide, up to an hour delay on the rare ton valley line. bus service for gladstone commuter and cross ticketing systemwide. path trains, no service between the system. lori has been keeping a close eye on the long island railroad commute all morning and joins us from lynnbrook with the latest. >> reporter: the trains started rolling at about 6:00 this
they are running on a modified schedule. commuters had expected that service would be restored at about 5:00. some of the tracks were frozen. a spokesperson for the mta apologized to rider earlier. but many were frustrated wondering how they would get to work on time today. back to you. >> thank you. we'll be right back. ld start this morning. 20s in the city. teens, even single digits in the suburbs.
freezing. mix of sun and clouds. 20s in the suburbs. rain showers late in the day tomorrow, tomorrow evening. milder, 44. not bad wednesday, colder thursday. watching a storm that we think stays offshore friday, then a quiet weekend. >> all right. thank you. coming up on the "today" show, donald rumsfeld sits down with matt to weigh in on the
small town world, i love the day, country girl back at 7:30, monday morning, january 25th, 2016, and it's a pretty one, despite the fact that so many people are digging out this morning on the east coast. a massive storm blew through over the weekend, we'll have the latest on it coming up in a couple. >> on friday, we'll do a segment on how to shovel properly without hurting your back. i watched it. maybe i didn't watch it well enough.
the show when you're off. >> absolutely. >> impressive. the headlines today. the first votes in the presidential race will be cast in iowa a week from today. in the latest polling there, donald trump leads ted cruz on the republican side. democrats clinton and sanders are neck and neck. adding drama to the campaign now, former new york city mayor michael bloomberg is considering a possive ble third party run if the general election matches trump or cruz against bernie sanders. trump and clinton weighing in. >> i'm going to relieve him of that and get the nomination, so he doesn't have to. >> i'd love to have him come in because i love the competition, frankly. i'd love bloomberg to come in. other news, place in southern california trying to track down three inmates who escaped a maximum security jail. they used tools to cut through 1/2 inch steel bars before getting to the roof and repelling down. >> this was a well thought out and planned escape.
or even months to prepare. >> now, authorities are offering $50,000 for information leading to the escapees arrests. a tragic story out of north carolina tied to this weekend's storm. 26-year-old jefferson, a single father, helped a driver who spun out on the road. the driver, who appeared to be under the influence, got out of his car and opened fire, killing him. the 27-year-old lee is charged with murder. let's get to more on the aftermath of the blizzard. now, it also caused record flooding. let's check in though with dylan in hard-hit queens this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. this area is trying to get back up and running after what was a historic blizzard. it was hardest hit on saturday, and the storm is deadly now. it's claimed the lives of 30 people.
ing ing ing ing up and down the new jersey coastline. some reported to be worse than what it was during super storm sandy. we had record snowfall in some areas. new york city, we fell 1/10 inch shy of the all-time record. i drove through the storm from roanoke, virginia, to washington, d.c. and new york city, driving along horrendous roads. we didn't make it to new york city before the travel ban kicked in at 2:30. because of our press place, they allowed us through the lincoln tunnel. once we got to the city, there were no cars on the road and people just walking around in the blizzard conditions. nothing that can shut down new york city. in the outer boroughs of new york, we have cars buried in the snow. trying to get here, we couldn't get through some of the roads because they were blocked with cars that were stuck. they had been stuck since the storm started. but it is incredible that schools are back up and running in this area. kids are waiting for the busses. i want to point out, a lot of
the side of the snow. it's going to be a concern going through the whole week. you need to watch out for kids as you're trying to make the turns. even though the snow has forward. >> definitely, thank you. as we mentioned, another problem caused by the storm, costal flooding. in parts of new jersey, roads turned into rivers, prompting evacuations and rescues. jacob rascon is in west wildwood. how does it look this morning? >> finally, hundreds of people whose homes were surrounded by water are able to return home. but many will return to incredible damage. at this home, three docks floated hundreds of feet from where they were and landed in the driveway. from above, you can tell the seawall, now mangled, which was supposed to protect west wildwood, simply caved the town of about 800 homes. it was mostly underwater. at its peak, the water was five, six feet high.
with a humvee, the only way to get around. the flooding was worse in the southern portion of the jersey shore. the north was largely ly ly spared. the governor, chris christie, is back on the campaign trail, but the lieutenant governor will be out later today to survey the damage. matt? >> jacob, thank you very much. let's turn to al and his hat, which are a few blocks away in studio 1a in central park. hey, al. >> hey, guys. folks are out, all getting about their business. of course, no cars on the park drive this morning. as we break the storm down state by state, we'll give you some of these incredible numbers. top snowfall totals. west virginia, 42 inches. 39 in virginia. 38 in maryland. new york city, 31.3. all-time snowstorms for allentown, pennsylvania, jfk,
this is how much snow we got. for at least four cities, they've picked up their seasonal snowfall and more in this one storm. now, are we looking at another nor'easter? here's the deal, let's show you exactly what we see. on a normal year, you would see the pacific jet stream and the subtropical jet stream. that's normally what you get. but in an el nino year, here's what we set up with. the pacific jet and the tropical jet stream all merge, becomes much stronger, and then as it cuts across, it brings more storms. here's what we're looking for. wednesday, we have a low pressure system developing along the gulf. it brings heavy rain to florida. then it starts to make its way up the coast thursday and friday. the models are not converging yet. some keep it a little further offshore, but some keep it closer to shore. if the air is cold enough, we could be looking at another potential nor'easter. we're going to continue to track that. nothing to give you definitely yet, but want to keep you
a lot could change a few days away. times. seasonal temperatures, we'll continue to melt and refreeze, snow and ice later tonight. clouds thicken, low, 32 in the city. 20 in the suburbs. more melting going. on marine showers possible with the high of 44. low 40s wednesday. colder, 30s, thursday and friday. eyes on the potential storm friday. looks like it stays off shorement and then we're back to the 40s come saturday and sunday. >> good news is, if we get another nor'easter, it's good to know i can give matt $5 to do my walk. >> no, i'm done with the shoveling business, al. >> he's retired. >> i am out. we'll talk to you guys in a while. new documentary that has hollywood and people in washington talking, as well. it focuses on the scandal that took down former congressman anthony weiner and his later run
good morning. >> good morning. this film premiered over the weekend at the sundance film festival. while the filmmakers aren't making clips available to the public, it has people talking and speculating about whether this film mayim impact the 2016 presidential race. >> reporter: the documentary, weiner, set out to chronicle his comeback. >> mayor of the city of new york. >> reporter: this after the infamous 2011 sexting scandal forced his recognition. it was more a statement on the political process and the media. >> it was about showing what it's like to be in the center of a media fire storm. >> reporter: the film covers weiner's failed mayoral campaign and the turns it took, including strategy sessions to deal with a new sexting issue, and the reactions of his campaign staff
yeinitial feedback to the documentary has been positive. a film critic scott mantz said it was riveting, saying it was also the wife's story. she says little in the film and appears keenly aware of the camera. nbc news reached out to weiner, who said recently he has not seen the film. in response to our questions, he referred us to a recent radio interview with alan combs. >> tough thing to have documented, but you know, look, i own the mistakes that i made. i think it's duplicitous to make it about my wife. she wasn't interviewed for the movie. >> reporter: there is only one reference to the former secretary of state in the documentary. the timing of the film's release asked some to ask whether there was any pressure to cut out scenes pertaining to their relationship. >> we were under no pressure.
show our film. we've been working on it for a long time and are excited for emp to everyone to see it. >> it's not in theaters until may 20th. showtime will show it in october, just before the general election. >> going to be an interesting one. invited cameras in to document what he thought would be his comeback. >> and things changed once there was this scandal. >> erica, thanks very much. up next, former defense secretary donald rumsfeld opens up about his legacy, the threat
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7:44 now. donald rumsfeld served as a congressman early in his career and worked for several presidents over four decades. most recently, as secretary of defense for president george w. bush. now, he's trying something completely different. it's a new business venture we're going to talk to him about in our next half hour. first, secretary rumsfeld, good to have you in new york. rare opportunity to talk to you. nice to see you. >> thank you. good to be here. >> if i told you 20 years ago that in 2016, donald trump was going to be the front runner on the republican side of a presidential campaign, what would you have thought? >> it was out of the question. it's just amazing, this election year. it's so different from most, if not all, of the earlier ones i've experienced. >> as you w ch what's unfolding
you see donald trump as someone who can unite and broaden the party, or do you see someone who is going to dri ivide the party? >> i see someone who has touched a nerve in our country. he's called people to respond in a way that most politicians have not been able to do. the fact that bernie sanders and donald trump are able to draw 10,000, 15,000, 30,000 people to hear them speak says there's something going on in our country that they're appealing to in a very interesting, unusual way. >> in your role as secretary of defense, you dealt with president george w. bush in his role as commander in chief. you know what that side of the job entails. given what challenges face our military forces all around the globe today, would you be comfortable with donald trump or bernie sanders as commander in chief? >> goodness.
want to get used to. you'd have to think through. if you know, our system is amazing. it causes the american people, hundreds of millions of human beings, to watch these people run around the track, and then make a judgment about them. what's happening is, people are having a chance to look at a very deep, broad field of republican candidates, and a much more modest field of democratic candidates, and make a judgment about it. >> with all due respect, you dodged it. personally, as commander in chiefsome. >> can i see the person that gets elected by the american people serve as president of the united states? well, my goodness, we've been doing that for so many years, you bet. >> you're still good at this. no question about it. let me ask you about another candidate, jeb bush. an extremely qualified candidate. can't get any traction. you know all about the bush family. why is that?
i suppose there's people who are uncomfortable with the dynasty. democrat side or the republican side. on the other hand, i think people are persuaded by someone who is capable of talking and thinking on their feet. and they compare the various candidates, 14, 15, 16 republican candidates, and they're making judgments about who is the one who is most likely to be able to handle a difficult presidential campaign against the other party. >> i mentioned the bush family. i have to ask you about a recent book, a biography authorized on 41, george h.w. bush. he had things to you about you and your time as secretary of defense for his son. he said, quote, i think he served the president badly. i don't like what he did and i think it hurt the president, having his iron-ass view of everything. there's a lack of humility.
guy thinks. were you surprised by those comments? >> no, he was to the manner born and i wasn't. we were never close, so i guess it didn't surprise me. >> let me ask you -- >> i was amazed that he said what he said when he said it, because i didn't think it was more complimenting of his son, george w. bush, and i didn't think it was very helpful to his other son who was running for president. i thought it was kind of a strange thing for him to be doing. >> let me ask you about isis. so much debate about how to defeat them. president obama thinks he can defeat or we can defeat isis would large numbers of u.s. boots on the ground. do you agree? >> oh, you know, i don't agree or disagree. it seems to me that if you want to hold real estate and eliminate somebody from holding
people on the ground. but on the other hand, what we're dealing with here is a long war, a long struggle against a very fundamentally different kind of opponent and enemy. it's going to take many, many years to deal with that problem in the world. >> quickly, if you were secretary of defense right now, would you recommend to the president that he put u.s. boots on the ground? >> i'm not secretary of defense. what i'd want to do is sit down with people and look at it. it seems to me, that is only a part of the problem. if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there. this president clearly has not made a decision with respect to what the nature f the problem is we're facing or how it ought to be dealt with. >> former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. as i said, you'll come back in our next half hour and talk about an exciting new venture for you. >> good. >> thank you very much. good t are you powered by protein? milk has 8 grams to help give you energy
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i'm darlene rodriguez. public schools are open in new york city this morning, but some people questioning if the streets and sidewalks are safe enough for students. we did see parents and children having to walk in the street earlier this morning in ozone park because the sidewalks were covered in snow. there are streets in the neighborhood that look like they have not been plowed yet. public advocate leticia james had called for a delayed start to school, but as of now, schools are opening as scheduled. let's look at the morning commuters. lauren skala? >> thanks. we have the z line suspended. the j line will make all local stops. lirr riders, massive delays and cancelations only on the oyster boy, port jeff, greenport branches. none of the others operating now. if you're getting on nj transit, 20-minute delay systemwide. up to an hour on the ryl. gladstone summit, they are cross honoring tickets. a slow ride. back to you. >> thank you.
it's 8:00 on "today." come ing up, digging out and cleaning up. millions up and down the east coast trying to get back to normal after a historic snowstorm drops two feet of snow on eight different states. what you can expect this morning if you're hitting the roads, rails or the airport. then coping with a cold. which remedies actually help and which ones don't? we'll separate fact from fiction.
>> look away. look away. no, you can't, can you? >> kate hudson embraces her wild side for her latest big screen role. she'll tell us about it when she stops by studio 1a today, monday, january 25th, 2016. talk to me baby >> we're from savannah, georgia, and we survived the blizzard. >> good morning, chicago. >> go ku! >> we want to say hi to our kids. we love you so much. >> last day of vacation on "today." on this monday morning, it is the 25th day of january, 2016. it's the monday after the big storm that blanketed much of the east coast.
as usual, the folks here at rockefeller plaza have taken care of it all. look at this. not a drop of snow. >> looks beautiful. al is back from central park, and i've adopted your hat. it's adore able dorable. >> looks better on you than me. >> no, no. weather. the cleanup from the blizzard of schools are o n in new york but closed in washington, d.c., government. >> you don't have to live here in the east to be impacted by the storm. the airlines are dealing with a huge backlog of cancelled flights. nbc's tom costello is at laguardia airport, not far from here. good morning again. >> good morning. i'll give you the latest from here. laguardia looking at a quarter of its flights cancelled today. newark, new jersey, 35%.
as they try to get back up and running after the cancellations. system wide, 1,300 cancelled today. the number will rise, 140 already cancelled for tomorrow. since friday, nationwide, we've now had 12,600 flights cancelled since friday. i was stuck in managed to catch one of the few flights into jfk last night. it was the only flight coming in at that hour to jfk. this will take time to unwind. we have the ripple effect. it's not just the east coast, of course, it's also all of the airports nationwide that are affected. when you've got so many planes out of the position, so many passengers who missed their flights over the last few days, and all of the air crews, the flight attendants and pilots, all of them in the wrong city, out of position, you can imagine, this will take the airlines days to recover from, to get their people back into
right tarmac, in the right city, and get back up and running on the right schedule. >> it's it's entirely possible we'll continue to see planes recovering and the schedules trying to come back together for the rest of the week. amtrak, modified schedule today because they've had so much snow on the tracks they had to blow out of the way. they're up and running on the east coast, but modified scheduled. >> good information, as wuls ell. >> i translated to stay home in your pjs if you can. the nation's capital remains paralyzed by the storm. miguel almaguer is there. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. the federal government is shut down. d.c. is crippled. i want to show you the reason why. nearly two feet of snow has fallen in this area. they were expecting it, but it's still a mess. >> reporter: this morning across the east coast, in more than a
>> daunting, mainly because i have no idea what i'm doing. >> reporter: in cities like washington, d.c., it's just a major head ache. >> we will see continued slick and dangerous roadways. >> reporter: today in the nation's capital, the federal government is shut down again. part of the reason why, the streets are sloppy. a struggle to get public transportation back on the rails and the road. for some, a fight just to get out the front door. >> i'm going to be out here for longer than i thought i would be. >> reporter: it was a storm for the history books. this is pennsylvania over 24 hours. a single day record, nearly 27 inches in central park. in virginia, some can't see daylight out of their windows. >> our second floor window is completely covered in snow. >> reporter: the national guard deployed in 12 states. at least 30 have died.
power is still out. [ sirens ]. >> reporter: there's so much snow on the road, even first responders are struggling and stuck. >> we couldn't make it any farther. >> reporter: for some, the mystery is more magical. snowboarding on the national mall, and sledding in a cardboard box. for many, a storm to remember. for others, one to forget. >> with the federal government shut down and schools also closed all across this region, many won't have to go to work but they're going to have to big job ahead of them. they'll have to dig out and it could take days. back to you. >> thanks. so pretty behind you. >> beautiful. tamron is in for natalie this morning. let's get a check of the other top stories. take it away. >> good morning. after months of campaigning, the presidential presidential candidates are talking about a possible late comer to the race. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg. nbc national correspondent peter
good morning. >> tamron, good morning. we're told the former new york city mayor plans to make a decision by early march. he is 73 years old, a billionaire, of course. michael bloomberg would likely launch the bid if the general election looks like it's donald trump or ted cruz for the republicans against bernie sanders. simply put, if hillary clinton is the democratic nominee, bloomberg is out. clinton dismissing the idea. she insists she'll get the nomination and put this conversation to bed. trump and sanders are embracing it. trump says, i love the competition. just out this morning, a new online poll says bloomberg's entrance would do the following. dead heat with sanders and trump, with bloomberg in the teens. >> thank you very much. a scandal over possible match fixing and gambling is casting a shadow over this year's australian open. bill neely is following the
good morning to you. >> good morning, tamron. this was a game that normally would attract little or no attention. it was a first run, mixed doubles match between low-ranked players. this is the game. the player you'll see in the red and yellow shirt is the spaniard. he made a lot of errors. double faults, soft lobs and so on. he and his partner lost the first set in 20 minutes. well, nothing strange, you might think. except huge amounts of money were wagered on two gambling websites that the couple would lose, and they did. 6-0, 6-3. he said he had a knee injury. the betting was so unusual, all four players were interviewed by officials. all denied throwing the game. it's possible someone may have learned that he had an injury and gambled on that. huge amounts were placed by a small number of people, and it's not the first time he has attracted suspicious betting.
now of corruption with those reports last week alleging match fixing by 16 players over the past decades. half of them apparently competing at this same tournament, the australian open. it's one of the world's most prestigious grand slam events. good for the game. if they're innocent, it's not good for those spanish players tamron? >> bill, tennis fans everywhere are talking about this. thank you very much. the magical side of a heavy snow fall is the way it brings out little kids, or the kid in grown-ups. these police officers, this is in washington, d.c., could not resist joining a pick-up game of football. one officer catches the ball but knocked down the defender. he went beast mode before rumbling down the street to score. look at it again. here we go. this is rule one, why you respect the law. boom. >> all right. >> back to matt and savannah.
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>> r number one. >> number one? >> absolutely. >> i've never sledded. i grew up in texas. >> grew up in california, same thing. >> did you get a block of ice and go down? >> no. >> okay, let's move on. >> there is an article on yahoo! called why kids never sled alone anymore. it got me thinking, apparently me only, kids aren't sledding the way they used to. this day, it's about highly controlled and supervised activities. 30 years ago when we were thesgrowing up in this area, the snow would end, or wouldn't end, and you'd go out with your sleds, and you'd be gone all day. >> no parents, just kids. >> my kids are doing that now. >> you don't go with them? >> i supervise but i don't grab the that sled. >> but you're there? >> right. >> in sight. >> everything today seems more dangerous, so parents take on a more supervised role. >> did your kids sled this
>> they didn't because they're suffering from colds. >> i was going to say. if they did, would you watch them? >> we don't have a slope close enough for them to walk to, like i could walk when i was a kid. >> with all due respect -- >> we went over cedar hill. >> parental supervision. >> exactly. we both went, so it was good. >> we asked people on twitter if they would let their kids go alone. 70% said they would not let their kids go sledding by themselves. >> too bad. >> we understand that. >> do you find yourself getting through a tough week at work or a hard time in your life, you're stressed out and only at the end do you get a cold or flu? you get sick after it. >> never happened to me. i grew up in arizona. >> super great. like to hear more about your growing up in arizona. turns out, this is not a fluke. there's real science behind it. they call it the letdown effect. apparently when your body is under pressure, the stress
they help protect you against sickness. when you're not under the stress, the hormone levels get back to normal. then your body is like, remember what we went through? and you get sick. i notice it on vacation. you get sick the minute you're on vacation. >> makes sense. >> look at this footage that will take your breath away. this is a world champion skier, collinson. she was skiing in alaska when she tumbled down the mountain, about 1 ,000 feet. when she came to a stop, is it angel, she was quick to say she was okay. her only injuries, two jammed fingers. >> what? >> the video was shot last spring, being released now as part of a safety campaign. >> incredible. >> parents were there with her, they could have protected her. >> never would have happened. >> now people who wanted to roll around in the snow.
their bathing suits and marched to their starting positions. dove into the snow head first. realized, maybe not the best choice. >> oh, my gosh. >> tell me about the shrinkage. >> never gets old. >> videos everywhere. >> i saw a lot of these videos on twitter. >> she goes under. >> wow. >> i saw the one where the girl disappears in the snow and then comes up. >> you see her feet dangling up. oh, my gosh. what does that do to one's body? >> we just heard what i did. >> how the stars handled the storm. tina fey, thank you for coming back to "snl." carson has that. >> okay. well, 26 inches of snow -- trying to explain this --
>> of course, guys, some of the stars had to get in on the wintry action. hugh jackman shared this on instagram with a caption, what to do after the blizzard of 2016. jerry seinfeld's wife shared this picture. jessica seinfeld and jerry took a stroll through central park. >> fashionable. >> one reporter stopped a tourist who couldn't resist giving a shoutout to his grandson. >> stuck here for a little while. you're not flying out any time soon. >> not flying out. i am from new york city. i'm down here to see my daughters and my grandson milo. how you doing, milo? >> steven tyler checking out the scenery. our very own al roker, you ask nd your son nick hit the slopes. >> it was packed. >> i bet. >> last week, this dash cam went video. bobby white of the police
of a noise complaint. instead of punishing the kids, the officer joined in on the fun. officer white has outdone himself. he brought along a special guest for a second game. have a look. >> told you i was going to bring backup, right? you ready? >> yeah. >> bring your good game? >> yeah. >> look at the big boys i brought. sure you can take them? you're sure you can take these guys, right? i brought other backup for y'all. >> getting ready. >> that's shaquille o'neil, everybody, former nba star. he wanted to surprise the kids and did that. he played basketball with them and gave each kid $100 bill if they made a free throw. he was out about $800 by the end of the day. >> good for them. >> very good. finally, i think we all expected an "snl" skit after sarah palin endorsed donald trump last week. we were wishing tina fey would reprise her role as palin, which happened.
>> we americans are struggling. so many of us have lost our jobs at the factory or a reality show about alaska. we've seen our own children targeted by the police for no reason other than they committed some crimes. they stomp on our necks and say, what's the big dill? take a chill pill, jill. but we are mad. we've been had. we're not so glad, quotes the lorax. >> pretty amazing that that cast and crew of "snl," saturday night here in new york city, with that blizzard conditions, all went to work and put on a great show. >> they all came in early, spent the nigh so they had everybody together. >> the audience was there. kudos to our friends at "snl." great job. >> show must go on. >> thank you, carson. mr.
in the suburbs, especially in the teens this morning, back to the upper 30s, seasonal this time of year, so a little more melting of the snow goes on during the course of the day. refreezing tonight, patchy clouds thickening up, low 32. tomorrow even milder at 44. could see a couple of rain showers. still more 40s wednesday, colder 30s on thursday. eyes on a storm friday, should stay offshore, then back to the low 40s for the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. coming up, kate hudson stops by. plus, which cold when heartburn hits fight back fast tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches
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for donald rumsfeld, a competitive game of churchill solitaire. he wants you to play, as well. mr. secretary, welcome back. what is churchill solitaire? >> churchill, winston churchill, used to play this game and taught it to a friend of mine. the friend of mine taught it to me back in 1970s. it's a game that dates back many, many decades. >> you're a part of the launch of a brand-new app. people play this on their ipads. >> yes. >> how does it differ from regular solitaire? >> first of all, you use two decks. second, it's vastly more complex and requires strategic thinking. >> you have to be brilliant. you have to -- come over here. you have to be bril wrant liant and smart. >> this junior education i got isn't working. >> how does it work? >> two decks, ten rows. >> he's moderate ly ly educated. >> not many people knew this version of the game.
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york now. >> good morning, 8:26, it's monday morning. it is january 25th. looking at the hamilton bridge, i'm darlene rodriguez. long island railroad is offering partial service this morning, but it's already been a frustrating day for some commuters. many tracks froze overnight, pushing back the start of service from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. that left some commuters wondering how they were going to get to work, but service did eventually begin at 6:00 a.m. on a half dozen branches. for more on the morning commute, here's lauren. >> thanks, darlene. those six branches are the oyster bray branch, babylon, but you can expect delays and cancellations on those lines. transit commuters up to an hour on the rvl, bus service, and they are still cross honoring tickets, also cross honoring tickets for path, because no service in both directions and
are not stopping at the melrose and tremont stations this morning. let's check the weather today, sun, clouds, less wind, 38 is the high tonight. we could see refreezing as temperatures dip to 32 degrees. tomorrow mild with a high of 44. chance for rain later in the day. the "today" show is coming right back. a sneak peek at the new film
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>> inside the studio right now, one of our favorites, kate hudson is here. lot to talk to her about this morning, including a brand-new tattoo. >> oh. >> see this? >> what does it say? >> broncos. >> wow. >> that could have worked out very badly, but it didn't. we'll talk to her about that, and her role in a brand-new movie, as well. >> very cool. plus, we've been talking about shoveling snow. so many questions, after your injury, especially. does it help to fight off a cold and what should you reach for to treat it? the remedies that work and the ones that don't. i don't know about snow shoveling. >> was that one of the remedies? >> i don't think so. >> also coming up, one of the keys to a great night's sleep. it's the right mattress. we'll show you how to find the right one. >> first, let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> what do we have going on today? the week ahead, eastern seaboard, pretty quiet.
snow is making its way into the upper great lakes and wet weather through the gulf coast. midweek midweek, we're watching something developing along the southeastern coast, now around the northern plains and pacific northwest. the latter part of the week, possible storm off the northeast coast. uh-oh. we'll see. look for more rain and snow in the pacific northwest. central california on into the plains. look at these temperatures. they warm up in the northeast. below normal temperatures through the rockies. midweek, the warmth gets into the northeast, new england. central plains and northern plains, warmer. the latter part of the week, the warmth continues in the northeast. maybe if that storm comes up the coast, it's not cold enough to back out on this monday morning, at least trying to get back at it. not a bad day, less wind and temperatures seasonable, so we continue to melt more snow out there. tonight look for a low of only 32 in the city with a southwest wind, keeping temperatures up.
tomorrow more clouds than sun, but a little it of both. couple of showers, rain showers tomorrow evening, maybe a flake or two wednesday morning, 42. colder thursday, keeping a careful eye on the storm for friday. >> that's your latest weather. matt is there with my co-star. >> there you go, al. that's exactly right. let's say hi to oscar nominated actress kate hudson and the new movie "kung fu panda 3," who plays the character who caught the eye of the franchise's hero, po. take a look. >> huh? >> i am may may. >> she's amazing. she's so beautiful. that's sweet, po. please try to save all other compliments until after the performance. >> has it started yet? >> look away.
no, you can't, can you? >> why does she keep staring at me like that? >> so out of character for you. kate hudson, good morning. good to see you. >> i'm not like that. >> not at all. >> maybe a little bit. let's talk about your arm, let's talk about the denver broncos. you're a fan. >> i'm a peyton manning fan. i grew up in colorado. when peyton manning, you know, found his way at the broncos, it was like our whole family was like, ah! >> be honest, was that on your arm before or after the game? >> before. >> you sure? >> it was on my snapchat. >> not just after they won? >> of course not. >> what kind of fan are you? i have a feeling you sit at home and watch the game, jump over furniture and stuff. >> i grew up with three boys. that's what we do. >> predictions. >> don't start. me? i'm going to go broncos. >> two weeks away. >> broncos. everybody seems to differ. >> we'll see what happens. >> i'll put my money there. >> only matters what happens in two weeks on sunday.
this is the first time you've done animation. was it something you'd always wanted to do? >> yeah. for some reason, it's never happened. then jeffrey, dreamworks called and said, will you come and do may may? it's "kung fu panda," and i have a 12-year-old so he grew up with it. i was excited that i was going to be a part of it. >> when i first heard you were in it, the one thing i thought about, kate, is you seem like the actress who loves to interact with other actors. >> i do. >> in a scene. >> i do. >> you don't get to do this when you're doing a movie like this. >> and you look insane when you're in the booth. i'm sitting in there doing all these things. i don't know what i'm doing. definitely a different experience but it was great. you push yourself vocally more than anything. you go big. >> you exaggerate everything. >> mm-hmm. >> may may is a panda who likes to tell people to be themselves and concentrate on what they do best. >> right.
>> that's po, too. personally or in this? >> personally. remembering it's a morning show. >> what i do best, i would think, is, you know. always look on the bright side >> you're a glass half full person. >> i'm optimistic, but i'm not unrealistic. but i would say, probably, the best thing i probably do is, i'd say i'm a pretty darn good parent. i'm going to pat myself on the back for that one. i got good kids. >> not easy these days. >> you know -- >> how old are they? >> 12 and 4. rider, you know, is turning out to be -- i'm really super proud of him. you know, i had something to do with that. i think parenting is where i feel probably my strongest. >> i don't think there could be a better accomplishment than that. >> i hope so. then we get to 18. we'll see what happens. >> kate hudson, two weeks from
we're back, it's 8:39. final week of our start today series. but there's always time to improve your health and diet. joy bauer is here with more on our diet cleanse. good morning. >> good morning. >> final week, we mind us what we're cleansing this month. >> four things we're omitting. the white starch, fatty meets, sugary beverages and today, we're talking about excessive salt. >> that's a big part of our diet. why? >> everybody is not salt sensitive, we do know when salt does not cause high blood pressure, more than 30% of
excessive salt is like insult to injury. this is a healthy artery. imagine it's like a garden hose. the water is flowing through it seamlessly. if somebody has high blood pressure, let's look at an affected a infected artery. this is already narrowed. if you take in salt, it draws in water, which means it's going to increase the volume of your blood fluid. you're going to have a high blood pressure. which sets you up for a higher risk for heart disease and stroke we want to minimize the salt. the good news is, there's simple things to do at home. >> three great ideas. i never think of salad dressing as a salt container, but it is. >> right. when you buy -- whether it's the fattening salad dressings at the store or the lower calorie, they're 250 milligrams per two tablespoons. who stops at two tablespoons? >> not me, my friend. >> when it comes to the creamy
dressings, dilute it with 50% low-fat butter milk. milk. >> oh. >> this is low in salt. it's tangy, creamy and you'll drive down the sodium by 45%. >> okay. >> when it comes to vinegar vinegarettes, dilute withvinegar. do the same with red wine vinegar. >> you have a salad dress fg you ing if you want to make one yourself. >> i'll tweet it out after the show. if you swapped this, at the end of the year, you'd save yourself the sodium equivalent of 2,000 saltine saltine. in the wrappers because we're donating them. >> we're not wasting them. >> sandwiches, everything. this is a ham and cheese sandwich. because of the bread and the salty ham, mayo, mustard and, of
milligrams, almost as much as we should be eating in a day. we could do better. i built this sandwich. same bread. instead of cheddar cheese, interestingly enough, swiss cheese is naturally low in sodium. instead of the ham, i'm using from 4 ounces of ham to 2 ounces of sliced turkey meat. lower in sodium. piling up the veggies. instead of mustard and mayo, hummus. 735 milligrams. >> im try i was i was trying to help. >> i did pepper sticks instead of pickles. you saved yourself over 1,300 packets of salt. i'm making a mess. >> super fun. >> i need the drama. >> 30 seconds, this is a good one for folks. >> home chefs, instead of using a teaspoon of table salt, switch it over when you're following a recipe to kosher salt. if you do this several times during the week, at the end of
the salt equivalent of 545 pounds of salty french fries. >> is it weird i want to lay down with the french fries? it's great though. won't affect the recipes? >> no. it doesn't work when you salt to taste, of course, but when you trade a teaspoon of table salt for kosher salt, you saved yourself a lot of sodium. >> i like it, joy. thank you so much. >> these are good. >> they are. you can find joy's cleanse on today.com. today, tomorrow, how to bring your friends into fitness. common cold remedies. what works and what doesn't. first, this is "tod people are shocked,
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which are a waste of time? dr. azar is here to tell us. what works? i have a cold. there's a lot out there. a lot of wives tales. >> one is honey. not to be used for children under the age of one because of the concern of botulism. >> okay. >> for 2 years and older, this is fantastic, particularly to suppress a cough. it worked as well as this chemical, which is an over the counter. >> putting it in tea or raw? >> the dose is two teaspoons, or put it in a hot liquid, which can be an added benefit. >> vitamin c, i chug it as soon as i get a cold. >> i do the same thing. what the research would suggest is that taking vitae rinne e ing ing vitamin c on a regular basis doesn't prevent colds.
symptoms and lessen the vary severity. never take more than 500 milligrams a day. you'll pea the e the rest out. >> is zinc a winner? >> to all my friends watching this segment saying, i told you so, the research on zinc is good. it can prevent colds if you take over a period of time. i can caution it comes in different preparations. take the oral. it can affect the sense of smell. certainly, taking it for longer than six weeks at a time is not recommended. it can lead to copper deficiency and interact with medicines. for all the supplements, mention them to your health care provider and make sure there are no drug interactions. >> moderation is key. >> this is interesting. this is for hot liquid. >> chicken soup. >> does it make a difference to take something hot or room temperature?
at this and found a difference. either temperature can relieve symptoms of runny nose, cough and sneezing but hot is good for the chill, fatigue and also sore throat. >> mom was right. what about peppers? >> they contain an anti-inflammatory but don't help with the colds. >> echinacia, the research doesn't bear out. >> okay. there's the saltwater. >> this definitely works. make sure to use the sterile, distilled or previously boiled water. the salt content is excellent. brings water to the nasal packages, clears mucus. >> it's attractive when you do it. >> i'm terrified to try. >> thank you so much. coming up next, firm, soft, pillowtop, how to find and buy the right mattress. first, this is "today" on
8:50. we're back now. as we spend about 1/3 of our lives in bed, it makes sense to invest in great mattresses. with a lot of options out there, how do you pick the right one? here to help is today.com contributor elizabeth. good morning. >> good morning. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> before we talk about how to go about buying a new mattress, how do you know when you need to buy a new one?
if it's been ten years, you probably need a new one. if you feel coils or anything popping up, you need one. if you sleep better elsewhere than at home, if you wake up with aches and pains, you kind of got it. >> time to invest. two ways to buy a mattress. you can go to a store or shop online. let's start with stores. what do we need to know? you have to comparison shop. >> first of all, it's subjective. what's comfortable for you might not be comfortable for me. there's two types of mattresses. classic spring mattress, which this is. >> inner spring. >> right. inner spring mattress. coils. it's not the number of coils, it's the strength of the coils. the stronger the coil, the more firm it is. and just to keep this in mind, the lower the number, like a 12 gauge, 12.5, is a stronger spring. >> you think people need to go to the store, if you can, bring your partner, the person you're spending time on the mattress with, and lay down. grab a pillow and lay down for ten minutes. >> absolutely.
this is the goldilocks experience. you want it to be just right. i like spring mattresses. i'm not personally a foam mattress -- this is a foam mattress. >> store doesn't think it's weird if you lay down for ten minutes. >> they want you to. it's the traditional way of buying a mattress. a lot of people say, i can never buy a mattress unless i spent time in it. >> the difference between this and this is noticeable. you can put your hands on it and you feel a difference. >> right. a lot of people like the foam mattress. this is a top of the line, absolutely pure latex. it's good for keeping away dust mites, but it is a particular feel. >> once you buy a mattress, two schools of thought, to flip or not to flip? how often do you turn the mattress over? >> you're supposed to flip your mattress four times a year. there are mattresses that have a pillow top that you can't necessarily flip. you should be rotating those front to back. it prolongs the life of your mattress. the other thing that prolongs
is a box spring. it goes with the mattress and supports it. >> if i buy a mattress online, what do i keep in mind? >> the biggest trend, retailers are basically saying, we're making it simple. we're giving you one-stop shopping where you can come here, buy a mattress. this is from a newer company, and what they do is a top of the line premium, classic spring mattress. they're offering three options. >> you don't get to try it. >> but what they're doing is giving you a 75-day guarantee. if you don't like it, you can spend it back after 75 days. >> what do they do with the mattresses someone had 75 days and returned? >> i don't know. this is the biggest trend out there. there is this whole line of online foam mattresses that cropped up. they're affordable. what's interesting about this mattress, this is from lull, it comes in this size box. >> that mattress was in here? >> it's been inflating a little bit. it comes wrapped.
thing. now, this is a foam mattress. what you see is when you cut it, i mean, this is pretty much already sprung to life. but you cut it and, look, it'll grow as it comes out. it'll continue to grow for the next 24 to 48 hours. >> wow. >> just by millimeters. >> do it again. >> show us more. >> what's cool about this is if you do live in a walk up or place where you couldn't get a normal king size mattress in, can't make the corners, this comes. it is a foam mattress. >> how much does this cost? >> for a twin, less expensive, like in the $500 range. this is the millennial, the way that things are going. >> wow. >> elizabeth, thank you very much. not often you get marlon wayans to ah over a mattress segment. >> i have the same mattress since i was 5. it's awesome.
>> so many people slept on the mattress. >> all right. here, matt. come over. marlon wayans has a new movie. not so subtle parody of "fifty ray" called if the fifty shades of black." >> basically like christian gray obviously. he's rich but you don't know how he got his money. it's shady. he's a really bad lover. christian gray wasn't very impressive, i have to tell you. he was doing stuff, like, not great. christian black, he has great advanced thoughts but he's bad in bed. >> is this as explicit? >> it's different. where they get explicit and intense, we go, there's the joke. it's not as heavy. every time it gets sexy, somebody funny zboing
>> what did you think of "fifty shades of gray"? >> when i first saw it, like i said, i was sitting there -- the book, i read the book, parody book, because all the women were loving the book. my mama and all them were like, this book is intense. oh, my goodness. and i was just like -- and when i read it, i was like, poor housewives, husbands, we have to do better than this. i was going to do a parody book and then i saw the movie and i was like, we have to hit this. we have to. i like the book. >> marlon wayans read "fifty shades of gray." >> isn't that something? i learned something. not about what you do, it's all about the -- you need the helicopter.
>> we'll t live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, everyone. 8:57. it is monday morning looking at the grand central parkway. i'm darlene rodriguez. some parents in queens are questioning the decision to open city schools today. they say too many sidewalks are still covered in snow and that's street. there are also complaints about streets in queens still not being plowed. even a school bus got stuck in the snow earlier this morning. we'll check the weather for you. sun, clouds, less wind, 38 is the high. tonight we could see some refreezing as temperatures dip to 32 degrees. tomorrow mild with a high of 44.
this morning on "today's take," the blizzard of 2016. tens of millions still digging out. schools closed, flights cancelled and federal offices shut down. from the new comedy "fifty shades of black," marlon wayans. the one thing you shouldn't do with your boarding pass. coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie
studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. it's monday, january 25th, 2016. it's warmed up considerably and stopped snowing. i'm willie with tamron and al. natalie is off today. morning jam, what else? >> good choice. >> frank si gnat tra nat sinatra, "let it snow." >> we were streaming live on nbc news.com and this lived up to and overper performed. experiencing over two feet of snow. look at this time lapse we've got from virginia. he started filming on his back deck at 2:00 p.m. on friday. i could watch these time lapses all day. just unbelievable. >> holy cow. >> go to "new york times".com website. there's one overlooking central park. boom. >> wow. >> man. >> true snow blowing effect. >> up to three feet in the
new york city having the second largest snowfall in the city's history. just missed it. 26.8 inches in central park. sadly though, 30 people dying from weather-related incidents. we have some statistics for you. let's take a look. top snowfall by state. west virginia, 42 inches. 39 in virginia. 38.3 in pennsylvania. maryland right behind. new york coming in at 31.3. then as you look at the snowfalls, the records that fell, this is kind of incredible, allentown, 31.. jfk, 30.5. harrisburg, 30.2. bwi, 29.2. laguardia and newark airports at 27.9. here's the other amazing fact. for the average snowfall for the year, check this out, okay? we've got more than a season's
28 inches in dulles. philly, 22 inches, more than their average. jfk picking up 30.3. normally gets 23.5. central park picked up more than its average. it really was unbelievable. >> it was relentless, too. as you said it was going to be. i woke up saturday morning and it was snowing hard. i went to bed saturday night and it was still snowing hard. it set up shop. >> you were very fortunate, tamron, to get back. there were 1,600 flights cancelled today. 279 cancelled tomorrow. you were like the last flight to get in? >> we were the first flight in. i think the only flight yesterday. i landed last night at 6:00 p.m. we were the first and only flight, i believe, that left austin. i had to fly from houston to austin, and then to jfk. if i had to put a bet on that, i was like, great, it's not happening. i already made restaurant lists of things i wanted to eat in austin. then it took off, and we actually landed three minutes early. >> wow. >> did you really?
>> franklin barbecue. >> i should have missed my flight. >> also, we were talking about there was going to be costal flooding and, sure enough, this is wildwood and stone harbor, new jersey. i mean, this is good compared to what it was during the height of the storm. >> wow. >> so many people had major damage to their homes, the businesses. at some points, looked almost surreal because there were chunks of ice floating down the middle of north wildwood. the pd did a good job of getting people safe. it lived up to its storm. unfortunately, we'll be talking about this, there may be another one lurking. >> are you kidding? >> when, this weekend? >> the latter part of this week, thursday and friday, possibly. >> three days from now? >> yes. >> i do have to say, we -- go back to austin, yeah.
kentucky, i kept thinking, what do you do in a situation like that? i know -- >> nothing. >> -- they started passing out fuel to people that they could reach. but 35-mile car pileup? >> another on pennsylvania. >> eight miles, yeah. the temple university gymnastics team was stuck. >> and a basketball team. >> folks, a church group, held mass outside on the side of the road. >> got to go to jesus in those moments. >> they literally made an altar out of snow. >> gosh. >> so cool. >> super cool. >> the priest said mass. >> a lot of people found a way to have some fun in all of this. two members of the west virginia university swim team, look at this. >> crazy. >> this is great. they were holding practice. >> oh! that's crazy. >> tell her about the shrinkage, jerry. >> this started a trend. if you go on twitter and look up the videos, one, a girl jumps in and you see her feet. she's gone. she disappears.
>> talk about the polar plunge. >> exactly. the smithsonian national zoo's panda, i saw willie tweet this out and i kept looking at it over and over. >> you can't stop watching it. >> oh, yeah, right there, snow. right there, yeah. >> so good. >> little cold for the toes. here we go. >> doing the belly roll. >> oh, yeah. >> that's how we all felt. >> that's what we do in "kung fu panda 3". >> comes out friday. >> that's right. >> we worked with angie and jack. >> there you have it. >> those two videos played great in our house all weekend. >> i bet. >> speaking of all weekend, i was working all day. my wife, deborah, decided to do a little shovel duty in our backyard. she's wearing my boots, my coat and the shovel, our good shovel was in the basement and she didn't find it. this one, the handle is broken. >> she went for the bad shovel
>> still shovelled out some of the backyard. that was fun. >> then you had a picnic out there. >> nick and i went to central park, and we did some sledding, along with about 20,000 other people. >> look at the crowd behind you. >> it was crazy. >> do you have a special sled, or you have paper? >> it's one of those foam rubbery things. i've got an old flexible flier, but it's upstate. didn't have it with me. where you could have some semblance of turning. all those things now have no -- >> they're inner tubes. >> it's like when we were in college and you take the trays from the dining hall and slide down. >> we may get more snow thursday so three days to get the good one. i was with the olympic hopefuls, the gymnasts, who may be representing team usa. i was out practicing with them, by that, i mean standing on that. >> that's impressive. >> symone was giving me a lesson. we were in houston. al said, you know, listen, the
our producer was like, no, it's not coming in until 4:00 a.m. saturday. i said, it doesn't come in a vacuum. it comes from somewhere. >> matt greenfield? >> greenfield. >> oh, yeah, well -- >> i said, matt, we're doomed. we took off at 8:53. our return flight was cancelled and they started to fall like domino dominos. shoutout to all of the people who work at airports. i was on the phone with a delta reservationist and she was telling me things people said. terrible. >> like it's her fault. >> right. >> it's not their fault. >> one woman said, i want a letter that guarantees that my flight will land. >> she wanted a written letter? >> from the lady. she's like, ma'am, i'm in a call center. what do you want me to do? >> fax it. >> flight from houston to austin. i had 20 minutes to go 20 gates. i'm out of shape. that's what i learned. i did video of me running. that's my fast run. >> that's not exactly running.
>> that's my run. >> look, i'm like, oh, gosh. >> brisk walk. >> i felt like melissa mccarthy in "spy," when her moped won't go. >> you could have gone faster if you didn't record everything. >> look at me feet. >> my friend's dog, matte ie. this was in new jersey. >> come on. >> mattie is no dummy. i'll go in the house. >> don't want to go? >> no, i don't. >> look, just backing up. >> i tweeted out, that's when you love winter clothes but you hate winter. >> come on! >> your dog keeps backing up. forever. >> you stay there. hanging. >> we have a hill in our backyard so we did some sledding. george strapped on the skis. i had the video but it didn't go through because technology doesn't work.
>> proud dad. >> eight inches of powder comes down, shredding the powder. lucy put on a hip hop performance for the ages. >> george was the host, i read. >> he welcomed everybody with trivia. it was one of the weekends where you make up games. >> you had a party to go to and i said, cancel and go to your house. >> you listened. see, our team didn't listen. >> it was matt greenfield so -- >> he's still stuck. greenfield, still stuck. >> good! executive producer's husband dan, 59 '9". >> uh-oh. >> look at that. barely can see him on their deck. look at that. >> oh! >> there he is. behind the -- >> dan is on the third step. i don't know why i had to say that. full disclosure. >> legal department. >> it's like the standards of practices said i had to say that. i don't know. >> what city messed up their measurement because they lost
>> washington, d.c. out at the national airport, they didn't clear the snow board off. they actually may have more snow than they got. if you leave snow on, it compacts. it ma i not be that accurate. they probably got more snow than they said. here's what we're talking about. as far as that next nor'easter, and this happens typically during an el nino year. you get an active subtropical jet. what we're looking at is this low wednesday. thursday morning, it makes its way up the coast. now, the models are diverge ing. a couple go up the coast and another goes out to sea. depending, the track is uncertain. we could see some snow, especially in the northeast. it's iffy but i want to make sure you're ready because this that's what's going on around the country. here's -- john almost made a fist to punch me.
it's a cold start out there in the suburbs, especially in the teen this is morning. upper 20s in and around the city. back up in the 30s, more melting of the snow goes on during the course of the day, refreezing tonight, clouds thickening up. low 32. tomorrow milder at 44. could see a couple of rain showers. low 40s wednesday, colder 30s on thursday. eyes on the storm friday, then back to the low 40s for the weekend. >> that is your latest weather. oh, my gosh, i feel like goldilocks. look who is in my chair. >> i simplified this for you. it is cold, period. cold, cold, cold. wear a jacket and bring lotion. >> oh. >> don't want that. >> cold want the ash. it gets ashy there and between the webs. >> what do they call that?
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put on the cardboard, throw them down the hill and hope a car don't hit you. >> talking about sledding experiences. >> texas sledding, project sledding. >> get on top of a can, a garbage can, and somebody pushes you fast. it's fun, especially if you don't get hit by a car. >> especially if you don't get hit. >> the safety tip. >> it's how we do it in new york city. >> we don't need to introduce him but this is marlon wayans. he comes from one of the most talented families in hollywood. known for his role as marcus/tiffany in "white chicks" and for launching the "scary movie movie" franchise. his movies grossed $1 billion -- >> don't say this in new york. going to get me robbed with brooklyn people. billionaire, where you at? trying to get me killed? >> your phone blows up.
can i borrow a mill? i want to say hi to my mom. she's watching. she's so cute, she's like, baby, make sure you bundle up. she's always a mother. make sure you wipe your nose. be sure to have clean underwear. i never got that. she's like, just in case you get killed. don't embarrass me if i come to identify the body. i will act like you ain't my baby. >> has your mom seen "fifty shades of black"? >> no. >> let's show her a clip. >> uh-oh. >> thank you, mr. black. >> please, call me christian. >> christian. >> i hope i answered all your questions. >> you certainly did. >> christian? >> oh, my gosh. make it stop.
>> marlon's mom is watching. >> my mom probably isn't going to come to this one. the last one she came to, "scary movie," and when the body part went through the ear, she went, no. my mother was like, i got to leave. she's the groundhog, if she doesn't come or leaves early, it's going to be a huge success. ma, check this one out. it's not for you. i let my kids see it. >> really? >> yeah. "haunted house," i had this love scene. they're 13 and 15. when they were little, 9 or 11, and i took them to see "haunted house." i had this love scene with this dog. they closed their eyes. i was like, open your eyes. see that move right there? that's how you were made. >> they're in therapy now. >> right now. >> they unfollow me from all social media. i'm the most embarrassing father ever.
"marlon" about me being an inappropriate dad. they may tune in, may not. it'll be fun. >> "fifty shades of grey was screaming for parody. you had to do this. >> it called me. i was minding my own business and the movie came out and god said, "son, i need you to go get this one." it's a lot of fun. what they gave us was fun characters of which i can flip. "fifty shades of grey," his character was creepy, and i made mine a stalker. he's rich, but i made mine rich but shady. steals his money. he's a really, really bad lover. >> there you have it. >> not like the guy in " fifty shades of grey" was great, because i did some of those things in ninth grade. >> mom is watching. >> and he doesn't have a billion dollars. >> mom had ten kids so they come from somewhere. >> marlon wayans, thank you so much.
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from new dietary guidelines to the average resting heart rate, there are important numbers you should be pay ag ing attention to when it comes to your health. natalie is here to fill us in. doctor, always good to see you. let's start with guidelines on sodium sodium, fat intakes. >> the recommendations include a restriction on the amount of sodium that we are recommending for people on a daily basis. 2,300 milligrams a day. i want to say that for people who are either hypertensive or have salt sensitive hypertension, as well as other risk factors for heart disease, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, may want to go to 1,500 milligrams.
this was in addition to cles ral, ral -- cholesterol and saturated fat rems recommendations. >> how do i measure this? >> the hidden source is not added sodium but in processed foods, in particular. you need to be very, very cognisant of that. speak to a nutritionist about serving sizes. >> let's move to waist circumference. it's a different number for men and women. >> i have a tape measurer here. put it around your waist, right above your pelvic bones, right here. you want it snuck but not too snuck, compressing the sken in. women, less than 35 inches. men, less than 40 inches. the metabolic syndrome is when people have too high cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides. this can contribute to heart disease. this visceral fat is a risk
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taking a look at the headlines. the stage is set, the carolina panthers will face the denver broncos in super bowl 50. in the game on sunday, cam newton ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more, including this 86 yard strike to brown. this one was a blowout from the start. carolina went on to beat arizona cardinals, 49-15. on to the afc. it was the broncos and the patriots. denver led the whole way, but in the fourth quarter, the patriots
touchdown with 13 seconds to go. new england needed a two-point conversion to tie it. it was intercepted. the broncos win it, 20-18. on to some health news for you. colon cancer screening is recommended to begin at age 50 for most people. new data suggests a fair number of patients are diagnosed at a younger age. researchers at the university of michigan look at those diagnosed with colon cancer in the u.s. between 1998 and 1998 and 2011. 15% were younger than 50 years old. possible warning signs of colon cancer include anemia and bowl change -- bowel changes. americans are buying more expensive and bigger homes these days. the average size rose to 2,700 square feet last year, from 2,650 the year before. almost half of the new homes built last year had more than four bedrooms. bigger isn't always better.
starter homes due to land prices and lack of available mortgages for less affluent buyers. severe weather on the east coast did damage to the box office. many people hunkered down and stayed home. "the revenant," $16 million. "star wars" was second at $14 million. "ride along 2" at number three. al hung out with the team from "ride along," kevin hart and ice cube. let's go to al for the weather. >> thanks so much, tamron. we're looking at our week ahead. sunshine along the east coast. a slow melt, which we need. sunshine along the west coast between snow and showers. we get to the midweek period, watching something developing here in the south. we're going to keep a close eye on that. sunshine back to the west. a few showers moving to the pacific northwest. by the we could be looking at a possible nor'easter again. we will keep an eye on that. plenty of sunshine thr gh the gulf.
into the p back out on this monday morning, trying to get back at it with clouds and sunshine mixed for today. not a bad day, less wind, temperatures back in the upper 30s, so we continue to melt snow out there. tonight, low of 32 in the city with a southwest wind, keeping temperatures up 20s in the suburbs. tomorrow more clouds than sun, milder, couple of showers, rain showers tomorrow evening. maybe a flake or two in the air on wednesday morning, 42. colder thursday, keeping a eye on the storm for friday. >> this morning on rossen reports live, protecting your personal information. if you toss your boarding passes and hotel keys in the crash and resell cell phones, listen up. today, investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with what you can trash and what you should stash. >> i feel like i should offer you a coke zero or something.
what are we talking about? >> when you resell your iphone, android, cell phones, how do you keep your information safe? boarding pass, what information can keep get off of that? so many people take selfies with boarding passes. believe it or not, there are free apps, and hackers can get personal information from them. >> we should obviously -- should we trash or stash? i'm guessing stash, unless you trash it. >> i say you trash it. >> just in time for the game. we have paddles for you, trash or stash. >> i heard you guys. >> i say stash. >> stash means you should keep it and not throw it out for the public to see. trash means you're safe to throw it out. >> i maintain my answer. >> we'll start with boarding passes. so many people -- and this is my boarding pass -- i blacked out the bar code and qr code. so many passes have that. the question is, are you safe to throw this out and crash it, or should you stash it?
>> trash it. >> you're wrong, you're right. hold on to your holding pass and stash it. >> why? >> with this bar code, you can get your name, your frequent flyer number, access to your airline account, and there are free apps online. you don't need to be a hacker. free apps online if you take a selfie with this or somebody finds this laying around, they can actually move flights around and book new flights for you. >> really? >> yeah. stash it, you're right, al, or rip it up into little pieces. this is my boarding pass from last night. you're not getting my information. >> shucks. >> didn't know that. >> next, hotel keys. for a long me, we have heard that you can get personal information off this. obviously, it's opening the door of your room. the question is, when you're done with the hotel key, do you trash it? is it safe to throw out, or do you keep it? >> i give it back to the hotel. >> you do? >> yeah, it's what you're supposed to do, right? >> stash it. >> trash it. >> tamron is right. contrary to all the rumors,
experts on the card. the only thing on the card is the code to open your room. as soon as you check out, it's gone. but there's never your credit card information on this, so >> give it back. don't they recycle them? >> thank you very much. >> got one point. phones. so many people, huge market on ebay, craig's list, people are devices. you want to make sure they can't messages. >> right. >> the question is, when you're about to get rid of your cell phone, do you trash it, safe to throw out, or stash it? >> if you erase everything, it'd be safe. >> how? just erasing a photo doesn't erase the photo. >> iphone has where you can erase all content but i don't believe it. >> i'll show you how to do it. the answer is, you want to stash it until you do what i'm about to show you. i'll walk you through it. today show iphone, we have it plugged in to show you at home exactly how to do this. it's right here.
hit settings. now, go to general. i'll hit that. scroll all the way down to reset. see it there? >> uh-huh. >> hit reset. erase all content and settings. >> yup. >> hit that. it's going to ask for your passcode. in this case, we have a passcode. they told me i can't erase this or the "today" show goes off the air. normally, you'd type in the passcode. only then is it erased fully, and then you're safe to sell it. if you have an android, go to my facebook page, facebook.com/rossen reports. i have a step by step on how to android device. >> this is real. i've done it but i have a stack of old phones. this. >> really? >> you can't just delete it off. >> thank you so much, jeff. ahead, a dish that may bring back a lot of memories for you. at hillshire farm, spice is the that's why our craftsmen season
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we update the classic dishes. 'll swap out the canned cream of mushroom soup and make our own mushroom mixture. we have butter and onions that i've sauteed and i'll add mushrooms here. these will go about two minutes or so. >> could you use any mushrooms you want snd ed? >> great way to clean up mushrooms you had on refrigerator. once they break down, we'll add depth of flavor. add a little soy sauce, as well, sherri. if you didn't have sherri, subsidy sub sti city -- subty stitute if you didn't have that. equal parts fat, which is butter and flour. al, whisk in the chicken broth. then once that chicken broth gets in there, it's going to continue to cook.
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all right. if you talk to your child's teacher more than she does, you might be a helicopter parent. if your college student doesn't know how to pump gas, you are a helicopter parent. >> now, there's help for you from a former dean of freshman at stanford university and mother of two, julie lythcott hanes, the author of "how to raise an adult," break free from the overparenting trap. julie means business. >> that's right. >> good morning. >> good morning, tamron and willie. thank you so much for having me. >> there have been so many articles of late focused in on this. parents, i think, recognizing that this is real and that it can hurt their adult children. >> absolutely. here i was, a dean of freshman, working with very accomplished students. students whose resumes and transcripts were impressive. yet, over the years, i noticed, fewer and fewer of them seemed really familiar with how to accomplish the tasks of life
parents were happy to help. i had an advisee who texted her parent time zones away to find out, where is my next class, even though she was in a building with hundreds of -- many humans who could have helped her answer the question. >> we can have a whole other segment on how we got to having kids that way, but let's focus on three kinds of over over parenting. how do you distinguish? >> over protective is the parent who >> says the world is scary, unsafer and unpredictable and, therefore, i must prevent at every turn instead of prepare my kid for what's out there. the over directive says, i know best. what leads to success and you will do as i say and do it extremely well. then the concierge is holding the kids' hand. i'll wake you up, fill out your applications, make sure you have what you need in your backpack,
it's the handler. >> the good news, we know it can cause damage, kids will not be prepared socially, especially at college, but the thing is, these are habits that can be broken. where do we start? >> well, we start with stopping doing these three things. number one, don't say "we" if you mean your son or daughter. we're on the travel soccer team. we finished that science project. maybe you did. but stop saying "we." we're not going to college, they are. stop arguing with every teacher, principal, referee. stop doing their homework. too many parents are trying to achieve the short-term win of the better grade by redoing the math or rewriting the essay or doing the science project. >> you know, i hear a lot of parents say, i do all these things to help because i want to get them into the college so they will alone have a better life for themselves. what do you say to that? >> the short-term win of the better grade is leading to the long-term cost your kid thinks, i'm not capable of doing
helping. they're young adults, bewildered, because they're unaccustomed to thinking and planning for themselves. it undercuts them in the workplace. >> you have a list of skills that 18-year-olds should be prepared to do. i have to do a confession. i'm a 45-year-old with a helicopter parent, therapy tomorrow. >> right now on the show. plenty of people could use it. >> 18-year-olds in your family should be able to do what? >> they have to talk to strangers. we tell them, don't talk to strangers. the right message is, learn to discern the one bad stranger from the vast majority of good ones. >> we'll have the rest of the list online. grab the book.
parents in queens say snow covered roads and sidewalks make it difficult to get kids to school. we also heard complaints from residents in newark, some side streets still unplowed this morning, that is one reason the public schools are closed today. sun and clouds, less wind, 38 is the high, more refreezing, temperatures dipping to 32 and below. tomorrow mild, high of 34. chance for rain late in the day. 42 is the high, thursday sun and clouds, 36 degrees. friday, yikes, there may be another storm. storm team 4 says it should stay offshore. coming up on the "today" show, tyler henry stopping by to chat about his unique ability to communicate with deceased friends and family. another local update in 30
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