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where . good morning. standing by his man, president-elect trump geese on offenon -- goes on offense for his pick of rex tillerson as secretary of state. >> rex is friendly with many leaders in the world we don't get along with and some people don't like that. that's why i'm doing the deal with rex. >> and a scare, why it was all tied to security for the incoming commander in chief. buzz aldrin speaks out for the first time since his emergency evacuation from the north pole and what he's say
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journey and the loss of his good friend. police pulling a taser on a man in front of his girlfriend. turns out it was all an elaborate proposal. she may have said yes, but a lot of other people are saying no. breaking overnight, actor alan thicke dies suddenly with an apparent heart attack while playing hockey with his son. the touching tributes from the "growing pains" star. december 14's 20s. from nbc news, this is matt lauer live with savannah guthrie, live on rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. what shocking news to wake up to, the dea
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>> i saw that and it took my breath away. there was something about the guy who had been part of "growing pains" part of growing up watching him and a frequent guest with us. >> he co-hosted a show with us not long ago. >> he has this way of making everyone next to him better. a selfless guy. >> look at his twitter feed and you will see what an amazing guy he is. >> we will begin with that story. he was only 69 years old. miguel almaguer with us. >> good morning. he was playing hockey with his son when he died, shocking to his fans and family. >> he sat not 2 feet way from me and said, i'm ready for total responsibility. >> jason, you are not ready for total responsibility. >> reporter: best known for his
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thicke played lovable dad, jason. >> does mom know about this? >> how do you think we met? >> a tv star perhaps as popular on television as life. >> there had been marriage of my real life as a father, a single father, as it turns out and the jason seiver character. >> reporter: he was on the ice with his teenage son when he suffered a heart take. >> i said, alan, they want you to sit up. >> no, i'm fine. i have pain in my chest, i'm kind of numb. >> tweeting you are a legend, i love you. >> he was a tv host before and after he became an actor. always in demand. >> break a leg, kid. >> reporter: thicke had regular appearances on the tv drama th
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tweeting season 2 "fuller house" looking good, i even like the ones i'm not in. a father of three. his son writing on instagram writing he was the best man i ever knew, the best friend i ever had. a musician in his own right, alan thicke wrote the theme s g songs to some of the most popular tv shows in history. ♪ including "different strokes" ♪ >> reporter: and "the facts of life." tuesday, his own life ended too soon and legacy cemented as the lovable dad so many will remember. >> overnight, "growing pains" co-star kirk cameron said i spent monday through friday for seven important years with alan thicke as my tv dad.
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with him. chelsea and i will send love to his family. >> john stamos tweeting damn, loved this guy, loved his self-deprecating sense of humor. hell of a combo. >> ellen degeneres. america loved alan thicke. i'm so sad he's gone, sending much love to his family. just 69 years old. let's turn to politics. president-elect trump using a stop on his thank you tour the to thank rex tillerson for running for secretary of state. and a revolving door at trump tower.
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last stop on his thank you tour, speaking directly to critics of rex tillerson, even as that announcement, was at least for a period of time eclipsed by more theatrics right here at trump tower. donald trump in wisconsin, feeling festive. >> we are going to say merry christmas again. >> reporter: highlighting his pick for secretary of state, exxonmobiltillerson. >> people are looking at this resume and honestly they've never seen a resume like this before. >> reporter: some republicans remain skeptical including john mccain questioning the relationship between tillerson and vladamir putin. >> he was given an award by vladamir putin. i was sanctioned by vladamir putin. that concerns mae great deal. >> reporter: trump is casting those global relationships as an asset, not a reliability. >> rex is
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the leaders in the world we don't get along with. some people don't like that. they don't want him to be friendly. that's why i'm doing the deal with rex. >> reporter: if confirmed the most influential departments will be led by white men, the first time since 1989. and house speaker paul ryan booed by the hometown crowd and trump trying to mend fences came to ryan's defense, sort of. >> speaker, paul ryan, i've really come -- oh, no, i've come to appreciate him. he has been terrific. honestly, he's like a fine wine. every day goes by i get to appreciate his genius more and more. now, if he ever goes against me i'm not going to say that, okay? >> reporter: also joining trump's team, a
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head up the fuel department. the revolving doors at trump tower keep spinning, among the latest guest, microsoft gates. >> his organization will remove barriers and have leadership through innovation be one of the things he gets behind. >> reporter: while trump postponed his planned announcement how he'll avoid potential conflict of interests he had time to host a roster of celebrities like ray browand la brown. and kanye west. >> reporter: upstairs the famous rapp eper posed for photos with trump and ivanka and later said he wanted to talk about
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own political aspiration for 2024. and never afraid of a feud, proposed chef andre, who traded lawsuits after scrapping plans to open a restaurant at his d.c. hotel following trump's comments about mexican immigrants. andre suggesting they skip the suits and donate to a veterans' group instead. >> reporter: donald trump making his pick for increasing secretary official tapping rick perry, a man a few years ago said he wanted to eliminate that very agency. donald trump will host a summit with some of the leaders of tech world including the heads of google, amazon and facebook. >> also facing scrutiny what he plans to do with his business am power during his time in the white house. andrea
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the story. good morning. >> good morning. he postponed that news conference that cass scheduled for tomorrow how he will avoid conflicts of interests from his business and how to wall off his business interests from the country's interests. >> i put a phenomenal business with incredible iconic assets. >> reporter: but his global real estate empire stretching back decades could become a political liability. rump postponing -- trump postponing that long awaited press conference for the near future and new year saying even though i am not mandated by law to do so i will be leaving my businesses by january 20th to my sons, don and eric and no new deals will be done din
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terms in office. that's not good enough by some democrats calling on him to divest his holdings and establish a real blind trust not one handle by his family. that's one he resists last year during a primary debate. >> i would probably have my children run it with my executives. i wouldn't ever be involved because i wouldn't care about anything other than our country. >> reporter: in the "washington post" writing if trump maintains an ownership interest in the businesses while his children are running them that is an invitation for scandal calling no new deals impossible to meet and if they receive new payments he will be violating the constitution and a news report that turkey erdogan is using it as leverage against
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opponents. another indication how complicated it can be to have an american president with complex business holdings around the world. >> the idea president trump will be dogged from day one whether he's acting in his own personal interests or business interest, threa that's no small matter. >> and what role if any will his daughter ivanka have and her husband, jared kushner. they are moving to washington and kushner involved in the campaign, could indeed play a role in foreign relations. >> again clashes raging in aleppo this morning. where does that leave thousands of civilians in the second largest city. bill has the latest on all this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. it did appear the ble
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of war. there are reports of shooting and shelling and it is quite clear civilians are far from safe. they were meant to be advocated along with rebels this morning. that has now been abandoned. an exodus of misery, tens of thousands freeing an onslaught, carrying the few possessions they have left after months in der siege, years of killing. the buses meant to take them and rebels out of the city at dawn remain empty. rebels and regime blaming each other for breaking a cease-fire deal meant to end the ferocious assault by president assad's forces and the rebels' last stand. it's not over yet. one activist posted what he said was shelling this morning. trapped civilians are terrified sending
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their final messages. >> assad militias are maybe 300 meter is a way. no place to go. it's the last days. >> every bomb is a new massacre. save aleppo. save humanity. >> reporter: the final days of aleppo's war have been brutal. the u.n. alleging more than 80 men, women and children, were shot by assad militias in cold blood. syrian attacks and russian air strikes prompting american fury at the u.n. >> is there literally nothing that can shame you? >> president assad's troops are celebrating victory, their biggest yet, denying they massacred civilians, in a city of war crimes, no one is safe. >> the u.s. is protesting what's happening in aleppo, but it is powerless to stop it or chage
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almost completely in control of aleppo and all its major cities. >> thank you. here at home, all eyes on the federal reserve to wrap up a policy meeting today raising a key interest rate. here to walk us through this, good morning. >> everybody is upset it's to raise a quarter of a percent thinking it's bad news but it signals something good for the acade economy. >> signaling that it can handle the interest rate. it slows the economy down a little bit. lower it, hitting the gas a little bit. >> it is a rate hike nones, stheles tell people how they can expect to be impacted by this in the short term sflrngts. >> probably different way, if you have a
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loans or country cardredit card. the fed rate sets the tone. you will see 30 year fixed rates going up a month ago in anticipation. >> the stock market is soaring and in unchartered territory. >> i'd rather not predict because we have our predictions wrong often with stock markets but they become less appealing because there are other options that pay interest. when interest was basically zero, why would you invest in anything except the stock market if you had money and now you will have other choices. >> predicting without predi predicting. let's leave people with good news. where might this help them? >> it a little more money in yo banc a avera bank account or credited, not
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good news for savers not getting rewarded for this. if this increase works the fed will do it a couple more times over the next couple of years. >> appreciate it, hoda. >> thanks very much. more dramatic testimony expected in the federal trial of dylann roof as prosecutors lay out how he planned that massacre at an historic church in south carolina. gabe gutierrez is in charleston. good morning. >> reporter: we're expecting to hear from the prosecution's final witness, one of three survivors that awful night at bible study that says dylann roof only spared her so she could tell the story. these newly released videos played in court show roof in kindergarten practice. investigators say he was carefully -- in target practi practicing, carefully planning out his rampage at t
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data alleging he stopped at plantations and other historic sites month br tefore the shoot and laying out his racist comme comments. and asked whether he wanted to kill more black people -- i was worn out. >> and they offered pleading facilitity t facility -- guilty in exchange for the death penalty being take often the table. prosecutors refused. >> reporter: he said he wants to represent himself during sentencing and after the case wraps up, closing arguments set for tomorrow. >> thanks. we decided on no coats today
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last time. >> i didn't say i wouldn't wear a coat. >> oh, you didn't, and no shoulders. >> michigan, at the peninsula here are looking at a ton of snow, almost like whiteout conditions. a lot of folks in the great l e lakes are looking at the same thing today. talking cold air and wind chill advisories and watches, 33 million people from the dakotas all the way to new england under some sort of wind chill advisory. look at this. it feels like 25 below in fargo, minneapolis, 8 below, and thursday, we still have these temperatures. air chill in chicago, 1 below tomorrow morning. friday, more of the same. wind chills well below zero, all the way to the great lakes and cold air coming over the lakes. heavy snow, gusty winds, looking
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at lake effect snow advisories or warnings for about 5 million people, in western new york upwards of a foot and a half of snow in the next 36 hours. we will get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. storm team 4, meteorologist, chick bell. not too bad. temperatures in the 30s here. a fair amount of sunshine for today. you will need your winter coat for sure. temperatures in the mid to upper 30s to mid-40s
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afternoon. needing your winter coat or scarf today because you will need it starting tomorrow. afternoon highs staying below freezing and you will need it tomorrow with wind chills close to zero. >> that's your latest weather. >> you're a busy man today. coming up, you have an exclusive conversation with buzz aldrin, his first sinceis emergency evacuation from the north pole what he is revealing about his health scare and tribute to his friend, john glenn. we're trying out gadgets that promise to make your life easier, this time in the kitchen. this is "today" on nbc.
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this is a "news4 today" newsbreak. >> 7:26 your time this wednesday. >> tonight will be the 20th and final time shirley gibson cooks for nearly 300 members of the police department. her son was killed in 1997 and she hosted it every year since then said ins she will continue to support the department in different ways. right now, reagan national airport are protesting for higher wages and walked off the job at 6:00 a.m. and at 8:00 hold a rally with officials and then attend a meeting of the port
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flights are not expected to be affe affecting. the beltway looking okay, still a little slow. crashes out of the way but hanging around a little for us this morning. a crash reported at 119 and braddock road at 123, dark traffic lights reported. be careful at that area. southbound typical local lanes affected as you're passing montrose. >> we'll be back with your forecast next.
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good morning, everybody. it's a chilly start to the day. temperatures in the mid to upper 30s right now. not terribly cold yet but a cold wind rising. enjoy it today. a risk of a little flurry during evening hours as cold airsh
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freeze thursday and friday and may get our first inch of snow saturday morning before it changes to rain. >> back to the "today" show after this short break.
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7:30 now on a wednesday morning the 14th day of december, 2016. we have a nice crowd out there. one lady holding a sign that y says orlando loves al roker. by this time tomorrow you'll be in orlando. it's going to be cold. we will see the results in a second. meanwhile, studio 1a, a check of the head lines. we have sad news, family and friends remembering actor alan thicke this morning, the star of the sitcom "growing pains" had an apparent heart attack in playing hockey with his teenage son at the time.
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president-elect thanks supporters at a late rally in wisconsin and gave praise to his pick for rex tillerson as secretary of state briefly addressing his ties to russia. >> rex is friendly with many of the leaders in the world we don get along with. some people don't like that. they don't want people to be friendly. that's why i'm doing the deal with rex because i like what that is all about. >> holding rallies in florida, pennsylvania and albany. i don't know if you saw this. helicopters were low over new york city briefly tuesday and it led to widespread confusion. official tell nbc news the flights were authorized in coordination with the faa. the secret service requested them for aerial mapping tied to security for mr. trump. in the past they were held in chicago for president obama and texas for george w. bush. i want to tell you i was walking on the streets es
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it does stop you in your tracks when you see a plane like that flying so low. >> a lot of people in new york were calling into the local television stations about what was going on. >> when you hear it. >> after 9/11, we are not used to seeing planes fly low over the city. >> we will get back with your conversation with legendary astronaut, buzz aldrin. >> we traveled to the kennedy space center to talk to buzz about the health care that forced him to be evacuated and the loss of his friend and colleague, john glenn. >> that's one small step for man, one leap for mankind. >> july 20th, 1969, buzz aldrin along with the late neil armstrong become instant american icons as the fist hu n humans to step foot on the moon. >> we feel this is a symbol of the insatiable
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mankind to explore the unknown. >> now, nearly a half a century later the is still trying to satisfy his curiosity venturing to the south pole however a health scare forced him to cut the trip short. >> we get the news you had to be evacua evacuate evacuated. what happened? >> i got out of breath. nothing new except for concentra concentrated, cold, a lot of heavy stuff and not much air to breathe up there. >> at an elevation of 9,000 feet, aldrin begins showing signs of altitude sickness and he's advocated from the scientific research station and to a hospital in new zealand where he spends a week recovering from congestion in his lungs. >> were you worried? >> when turning back is about as difficult as pressing on,
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objective. especially when they tell me i just set a record, the oldest guy to the south pole. now, it was worth it, really. >> while he was hospitalized, aldrin learned of the passing of his friend and fellow astronaut, john glenn. honoring glen with this tweet, calling him a world space icon. the two space pioneers first met in 1953, while serving as fighter pilots during the korean war. >> while you were recovering, you lost a dear friend and we lost a hero in john glenn. >> typical all american guy. admired that guy so much. he was a marine but he knew how to fly that airplane, i can tell you that. >> an amazing man. he's been really pioneering, trying to get people to go to mars. that's the next frontier. he says he's not going to go but try to help ot
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about you get to a point you may be having difficulties but going back is as hard as going forward, that's what the south pole is all about. >> i was shocked because we already had him on our books to put him on our living legends and i just knew we weren't going to get a chance to talk to him, amazing at 86. >> still plenty of spunk and personality. personality plus this guy. >> back to work. >> let's show you what we have. we have a system that will start in california and we're all in the northern tier states going to feel it. you can see tons of moisture making its way into the specific northwest in northern california. flooding is a really big problem as we get to the latter part of the week. over 6 million people under flashflood watches, over 10 i h inches of rain possible in northern california and parts of southern oregon. this system makes its way across the country. minneapolis, snow, friday evening and makes its way saturday to the northeast
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mid-atlantic atlantic state with icy mix chicago to washington and snow in new york up into boston. we could be talking about upwards of 3 to 8 inches of snow stretching from the pacific northwest all the way into the northeast. we will get to your local forecast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. we will do everything. >> good morning. 34 in fairfax county, 30 in montgomery county, 34 in montgomery, maryland and 37 at reagan airport. plenty of sunshine and chilly and dry the first half of the day and we will pick up extra cloud cover and maybe a flurry or two tonight, not expecting accumulations and tomorrow back to the deep freeze we go with wind chills near zero. >> you can get your latest on weather channel on cable. >> hardest working man right
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we have more of our special rossen reports 7:41. more of our rossen report of does it work in the kitchen. >> trying out some products you may recognize. >> hi to you and you across america, how cool would it be to shave a few minutes off your morning routine. we've seen all the commercials products promising to make your life easier in the kitchen from cooking to cleaning. they look cool over there. this morning, before you buy them, we're trying them. first up, the angry momma. >> the hot tempered little lady that cleans your microwave with the power of steam. >> the commercial says it powers through grease to dissolve cached on messages. >> now, just wipe clean and you're done. >> we have tomato sauce here. >> my producers make a mess in this brand new microwave. even cooking a bowl of
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sauce so it splatters. i follow the momma's instructions with water and a squeeze of lemon and put mama in for 7 minutes. she spins and spins until -- >> i will take the angry momma out, like that, grab a cloth here and see what we can do. grab this in the back. it does come right off. look at that. it comes right off. now, i have to get this stuff cached on the plate. having a harder time with that. >> that gunk won't come off. the maker of angry momma say s consumers may need to put water on the plate and run the microwave another minute or so to further soften the spill. next up, this product, called the rollie egg master. >> the easy way to make perfect eggs every time. crack, pour, watch them pop up in no time. >> we will follow the
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into the opening. we did that. cracked two eggs and put it right into the rollie. gulp. second egg. right in, let it go for 6 to 8 minutes and we should get perfectly cooked eggs that come right up so we wait. and wait. hear that sizzle. finally. >> it's been 8 minutes and say we should pour it out at this point. we have a perfectly cooked egg. look at that. i cut it off and take a bite. >> it tastes fine. i've had better and worse. the problem is it is not perfectly cooked through. it says you should get perfectly cooked eggs but this ain't it. the maker of the rollie says the food may be poured out any time during the process for desired taste depending on many factors. check out the
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>> peels hard-boiled eggs perfectly. >> it says it takes the work out of the whole process. >> take the egg and tap it on that. we come here, we tab it on the table. small side up, like that. here we go. no. this is did not work. this did not work at all. >> so i try it again. >> small side up. there it is. no. the shell is still on it here and it comes right off like that. >> and again. >> nope. didn't work that time either the shell is still on and the yoke is coming right out. nope. does not work perfectly every time. the company telling nbc news the egg stractor is based on scientific principles but there is a learning curve to get
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working well. in the end for us these products didn't work as advertised. is there always the old fashioned way. >> my first time in the kitchen in many years as you can probably tell. do your research before you buy these products you see on tv ord before ordering online and most have reviews online and look at that before buying them. >> your series reminds us how lazy we are, we can't peel an egg. >> the people at the egg stractor were trashing you a little bit with the learning curve. maybe someone more qualified. >> with a little bit more upper body strength. next, tamron has the story what could be one of the most controversial wedding proposals you've ever seen right after this. ♪
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this is a "news4 today" newsbreak. >> 7:56 time now on this wednesday morning. good morning to you. i'm melissa mollet. we want to get to melissa mollet for a check on the road. >> we had a problem on the inner loop to south new hampshire. bottom a little slow after branch avenue because of an earlier crash. and we are seeing pretty good delays here and eastbound fair way crash in the two right hand la lanes. >> your forecast is up next.
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good morning. wednesday off to a dry start. chilly, in the mid 40s by this afternoon. could have a flew flurries this evening as the cold air rushes in. very cold air coming friday and chance of wintery mix early saturday before everything changes to rain saturday afternoon. >> thank you. another news update in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show after this short break. have a great day.
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it's it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, remembering alan thicke. >> you have to promise me a lot more responsibility. >> the beloved sitcom star's sudden death shocks family, fans and fellow actors as tributes pour in from hollywood and around the world. plus, making strides, natalie's passion for running inspires her to design her very own running shoes for kids. >> i definitely want big, bold, fun. >> with hopes of motivating children to put their best foot forward. and man of many talents. >> you don't think i'm strong enough? >> i don't know if you're cool enough.
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>> oscar winner, ben affleck swings by studio 1a to talk about writing, directs and starring in his action-packed movie. wednesday, december 14th, 2016. >> hey, jackson and everyone from seattle, we're on "today"! >> this is our chance to be here and we brought our friends too! >> hi, virginia beach! >> good morning, south dakota! >> shoutout to our parents in lubbock, texas! 8:00. now, on this wednesday morning, the 14th day of december, 2016. nice crowd, enjoying what is probably the last
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of our week here in new york city. >> can we talk about the fact that you boys are not wearing coats? no coats. >>jackets. >> it's all coming tomorrow. >> tomorrow, we will have layers and layers. coming up, our biggest holiday gift guide ever. we have so many ideas, if you're worried about christmas shopping, don't worry, we will have all the stuff for that hard to shop person on your list. start looking. >> first, let's get to some headlines, here's the news at 8:00. >> we begin with the death of alan thicke. i'm miguel almaguer, known as america's tv dad, alan thicke was playing hockey with his teenage son when he suffered a heart attack. this morning, he's being remembered by those who knew him and those who just felt like we did. >> does mom know about this? >> how do you think we met? >> best known for his role on the '80s sitcom, "grg
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pains," alan thicke played lovable dad, jason sever. >> you can't have this many people in this bed. >> we can have twice as many on this baby. >> a tv star as popular in television as in real life. >> there has been a marriage of my real life as a father, single father, as it turns out and the jason sever character. >> on tuesday, jason thicke, a long-time hockey fan was on the ice with his teenage son when he suffered a heart attack, on twitter, carter thicke writing, you are a legend, i love you. wo born in canada, thicke was a tv host before and after he became an actor, always in demand. >> break a leg, kid. >> thicke had recent appearances on the nbc drama, "this is us" and "fuller house". >> he played the all american dad. i think that ingratiated him to american audien
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>> reporter: kirk cameron who played thicke's son on growing pains released a statement s saying in part i spent mistaken through friday for 7 important years with alan thicke as my tv dad. i am shocked and truly heartbroken today at the news of his death. ail alone was a kind and gen -- alan was a kind and generous loving man. thicke's real life son, wrote he was the best man i ever knew and best friend i ever had. >> a loving father on and off screen so many will remember. >> this morning, two words reverberating across hollywood, shock and sadness. alan thicke was just 69 years old and seemed to be in great health before he passed. >> such a sad story, thank you very much. now to politics, silicon valley leaders meeting today with the president-elect donald trump. some of tho
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he'll stifle innovation and infringe on consumers digital privacy among those planning to attempt, tim cook from apple, and jim bezos. he stopped in wisconsin last night as part of this is thank you tour and praised his controversial secretary of state pick, rex tillerson. >> and looking at reviewing technology to review one of the country's most famous unsolved murders. the body of jo bonet ramsey was found nearly 23 years ago. a new test includes the genetic profiles of suspects. they apparently uncovered serious flaws in the interpretation of previous dna
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coming up, new shoes from natalie. she'll join us for her "today's" original for a very good cause. and proof dylan's husband is really anxious for that baby to get here. we're catching up with one of hollywood's biggest and busiest stars, ben affleck, fist, these messages. when you notice dry skin, try johnson's new extra moisturizing wash and cream. a rich nourishing bath routine. with ten times more moisturizer. so you can notice other things mom, like how much i love you. soyou don't eat meat?me uh, nope. (cheering) vizio® 60" 4k ultra hd tv
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grandma is so happy to be here for your very first christmas. i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it. your daddy made this when he was a little boy. this is your dad at my house, where he had his first christmas. thanks for making the coffee. well look who's up. i'm really glad you're here mom.
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s here! it is coming up on . it is coming up at 8:11. i think it is time to trend. shall we? >> on tuesday we were talking about how to find the perfect gift for ther person on your list. what do you do when you get a gift from someone and you open it and you simply do not like it. how do you handle that situation. >> i smile. >> i say, i like it. i totally say i like it and thank you and wow. >> are you able to be convin convincing? >> i think so. >> you start thinking who you will give to it. >> i always say, where did you find this? >> good. >> in a new survey, 73 prnd of people say when they get a bad gift they pretend they like it. how do they hide their feelings? kiss the gift giver over and over again and give the person
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long hug and that way it avoids the awkwardness. >> i like that. >> maybe this has happened you to before when you went to starbucks, you give your barista your name and when you get the cup the name written is nowhere close to yours. one guy said he was mark with a c and here's what he got back, cark. it is loaded with similar pho photos. there is a conspiracy theory floating around why this happens. it comes from the youtube channel star deluxe. they think it's a way to get free advertising when people post those wacky misspellings. >> i don't think the barista is really that invested in some corporate strategy. >> exactly. what have you got. i got roper, like on ""three's company."" >> i don't say my name of course.
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tamron, tamerin. >> and why tracy. >> tracy with an e or y? >> this is what they used to call me in new orleans accidentally and sometimes it happens, in set to of hope da kotb, it's photo copy. >> photo copy! >> they say we have weird names. >> you give them your full name? >> we went too deep. >> do you know who i think i am, i'm photo copy! >> we went deep on that. the next video on what were they thinking. check out this yacht race. these are big yachts speeding through the harbor but nobody told these other pleasure bo boaters this race was happening. that's a ferry, the first boat. >> that looks like
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and police getting engaged. >> by the way, it's not like these boats all of a sudden appe appeared, you can see them coming and they don't get out of the way. >> that could have been bad. >> our friend, dylan left on maternity leave, supposed to give birth any day now. she's not the only one ready for that little baby to come out, her husband is. he tried to scare her into going into labor. >> go into labor! >> oh, my god! "you can't scare me" like that! >> did it happen? did it work? >> no. >> it didn't work. >> it didn't work. >> what could have gone wrong? >> doesn't that tell you everything about dylan, she just said, oh, you scared me. >> her increasing is gone. >> we can't go into labor. >> i can't go into labor today because it's my sister's birthday. >> it's all about you. >> yes. yes. >
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first-up, the surprising finale of "the voice." it came down to team make, country croon ner and former child star, billy. team adam gives blake shelton his fifth victory. as if winning the show wasn't enough, sundance got another gift playing with kiss. ♪ i want to residential ♪ i want to party everyday ♪ i want to party everyday >> sundance, how cool is that name? carson could not resist. did you see carson in that picture? where is carson? he'll be back tomorrow. hillary duff hitting back at the ha haters, she recently took her 4-year-old son to disneyland and posted this picture. some called her out for kissing her own child
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i hate this story. she did not mince words in response. for any commenting that a kiss on the lips with my 4-year-old son go ahead and click a quick unfollow with your warped mind and judgment. that tweet has been liked 4,000 times. i don't understand, why do people have an issue. this has happened before, happened with david beckham. help me understand. >> judge judy. everyone wants to be the judge on this. >> ridiculous. >> it's crazy. >> she says, unfollow her and she has plenty of other nice people following her. that's nuts. >> people are not shy about sharing their opinions online. >> what sensory does that hit -- >> how long do we have? >> thank you. now, some big news from uber. willie slipped in during "popstart" and talked to the company's ceo. good morning. >> good morning. good to see you guys. the idea for uber came in 2008 on a snowy night in paris when the founders couldn't hail a
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better way. today, the company operates on six continents estimated to be as valuable as some major automobile manufacturers. this morning, an exclusive announcement, uber's self-dri self-driving cars come tock a new city. >> since its founding in 2010, uber has evolved from a name to a verb, 50 million people uber worldwide. more than 5 million trips day, making for one of the fastest growing companies in history. ceo, travis. >> you definitely don't have time to look back and see where you've been and you can only see so far ahead. if you enjoy the ride, if you enjoy the drive, that's all that matters. >> the latest frontier is self-driving cars, program uber started earlier this year in pittsburgh now ready for a bigger city, the company's hometown of san francisco. >> ultimately, we'll make the road safer because 3
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people die from human error, die on the roads every year, worldwide. the opportunity when software ultimately gets it right you have a dramatic reduction in the number of people injured and killed on the road. i's the job of uber engineers like eric, to make sure the self-drives cars can handle those obstacles. >> right up there on top, the black chicken bucket looking part is a laser that spins. >> is that a technical term? >> yes. >> with all those lasers and cameras for now, uber puts an engineer in the car for a safe ride and put the passenger at ease. >> our objective is to make the car better driver an you. that will happen. an elevator was a scary concept. they had to have a person in to make a person comfortable using it and now an elevator is a normal thing. >> i strapped in to take a test ride. >> it will read every traffic
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light that's up there. there's three it can see. >> this cyclist. >> it will see him. >> the car knows not only that there's something there but what it is specifically? >> yes. >> we love to drive this road because it gives us different obstac obstacles. >> a lot for the car to look at. >> people don't care. i mean, like, what is that? >> that guy, he's looking back at the car. >> so i asked travis about the concern self-driving cars will cost human jobs. he points out the widespread use of the cars is still ways off and eventually they will expand not just uber's business but the larger ride sharing industry creating the need for employees. i know there's fear about that. they keep an engineer in the front. we feel better about that. this car will not break the law. if there's a yellow light, it's not going through the yellow light, it stops. if the speed limit is 55 on the highway. it won't go more than 5
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i've ever been in a car with. >> uses gps? >> it uses lasers. it has a lot more than your gps in your car, trust me. >> interesting. >> roker. >> that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a good wednesday morning. our 5-day forecast. it will be chilly today but not that cold. the arctic air arrives this evening about midnight as the cold front blasting by. winds at 30 miles an hour. daytime temperatures below freezing and temperatures in the single numbers tomorrow and tomorrow night so watching for a wintery mix to get you started on saturday. >> that's your latest weather. matt. >> roker, thank you very much. oscar winner, ben affleck is once again putting on his writer, director, producer and
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his new movie "outlaw." take a look. >> i'm hoping you can talk sense into i.b. pruitt. >> not too many people had success doing that. >> we'd like you to do. >> what would that be? >> hself-preservation and my clubs. >> what clubs? i belong to the greater tampa rotary club myself and i don't recall ever seeing knew. >> do you think we got where we are by letting some inbred muscle us? >> thank you. >> this will sound so official i was going through your fi filmography. by my count, this is your fourth directing gig? >> yes. >> it made me curious when you generate projects and get one across the desk, what makes you decide to direct one versus s y staying in front of the camera sxwrrngt. >> it depends. i was in the middle of watching
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classic phase, i got the script and felt like a great one of the hollywood '40s gangster movies. >> if it ease an extraordinary complex acting gig, do you feel comfortable i can divide my time between the front and back of the camera? >> complexities lie more on the acting side. if it's tricky it might put me off as well. it feels pretty natural to acting and directing in movies. >> this is based on a dennis lahaine novel. this is your second time. what is it about his work you like so much? >> dennis is a great writer with great punchy characters and crackling dialogue and very visual and they jump off the page and he deals with moral ambiguity. interesting story. >> let's talk about boston as a backdrop.
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on-camera spotlight in the film industry, i would imagine far and a way. what does boston bring to a project, as a storyteller, a director, what do you get, i know you love boston, what do you get from the city of boston? >> i think there's a specificity to it. not generic or anywhere usa, a real place rooted in a certain set of values and it's very concrete and you might not be sure what boston is but know it when you see it. >> good news bad news. the last time you directed a movie, it won the academy award and bad news, the last time you directed a movie it won the academy award. pressure from out side or within? >> from within. i try to make every movie great and work as hard as i possibly can. i had great crew and fabulous cast, well supported. >> i bring up
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awards. we had your brother, casey here. i watch you smile, which is nice. he's getting an awful lot of talk for his role in "manchester by the sea." i know you've been a big supporter of the movie. he didn't seem to be all that nervous for the hype of academy awards for him. are you? >> it's very exciting knock wood. i cast him in a movie years ago. i've always known what a great actor he is. i'm glad to see him getting this kind of recognition now. >> do you think he fully understands what would change in his life and career if he were to be so lucky? >> i think it's very hard to understand those kind of changes when they're happening you to. when you're in the middle of a car accident, you're not aware of the fact you're about to crash in a wall. >> there have been brother combinations who have won academy awards. like 10 times. one combination, brother-sister, warren beatty andrl
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no pressure to join the club. how you're doing? >> doing great. looking forward to christmas. the kids have their lists ready. >> nobody will tell anybody, you want tos whi s whicwhisper what gift is for kids this holiday season? >> i have to keep that top secret, otherwise i get in a lot of trouble. >> yours are younger than mine and we can share ideas afterward. good to see you. thank you. >> "live by night" hits select theaters christmas day and opens nationwide in january. gift guide to shopping in local news.
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good morning. everybody. pretty start to the day. plenty of sunshine. and chilly and sunshine for the remainder of the day. plenty of sunshine. we will see gradually increasing cloud cover towards evening and temperature falling below 40 degrees at 5:00
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frigid tomorrow. wind chills down in the single numbers all through your thursday. >> wow, thanks, chuck, more news any time in our nbc washington app.
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♪ we're back now, 8:30 on this wednesday morning the 14th day of december, 2016. will you look who that is? look who our elf is this morning? megan mullally, collecting for the toy drive. we'll talk to megan in a couple minutes. >> and the gift for absolutely everybody in your life, whether nostalgic or cutti inting edge, you haven't finished your christmas shopping we have it covered. >> we're thrilled our pal, natalie to join us on "today's" original inspiring young
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time. nobody better than natalie to do that. >> queen of fitness. menlt, charlie's had an exciting week. he took the train to washington, d.c. tuesday for the tribute to the troop celebration. charlie met some of wwe's biggest stars backstage and happy to sit ringside celebra celebrating our military veterans perfectly in line with this mission to be with america's vet dog. you can catch the 14th wwe tribute to the troops tonight at 8:00 p.m. on our sister network. you did great, charlie! >> let's say a quick hello to our celebrity elf, a favored, megan mullally. you just made it, didn't you? you just made it under the wire. >> i walked right out here to you to. >> what plans do you have for the holidays? >> i thought we were hanging out.
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invitation? i don't know. we're going to oklahoma city to see my 95-year-old mom. >> can we talk about "why him." it looks like the most fun group of people. we've been hanging out with some of your friends on that. >> i heard. it was such a fun movie to shoot. i could still be doing it now. it's a really funny movie. a lot of huge laughs in it and a great cast. >> you'll be back with us at the 9:00 hour. >> you're not leaving us. >> we should point out, "why him" hits theaters december 23rd. >> can we do a little bigger "will and grace" reunion, please? >> we'll try to get the gang back together. >> she said, yes. >> roker, the weather. >> we are looking at a big storm system moving into the northwest. lake effect snow and bitter snow in the plains. temperatures a little above
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we look at tomorrow, we have more lake effective snow in the great lakes, western new york and upstate new york, looking at heavy rain, central california to the pacific northwest and the plains and frigid conditions moving to the mississippi river valley. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. in the washington area it is a chilly start, temperatures mid to upper 30s and in the 40s by this afternoon. increasing clouds, a brief flurry or two this evening. very windy and cold weather tomorrow to friday. could have our first inch of snow saturday morning before it changes to all rain. 60 with rain on sunday and another chance for rain-snow mix monday of next week. get ready the cold is coming! >> got a nice group of folks here. a few of your favorite things. one of my favorite things when i
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pals on the cable a channel at the weather channel. >> thanks. now, for a stress-free holiday, our biggest gift guide ever. >> don't believe it. take a look. the gifts start here all the way around the studio. so many in fact we won't be able to fit them into one segment. guess what we're going to do. we're going to stream it all live on anything we don't get to now will be on our website. laurie is our style director. good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> you hand-picked all of these? >> we did, along with the "today" crew. >> this one is flying o the shelves. >> did you play nintendo? >> i have a different version, yes, i did. >> it is $60 and it is flying off the shelves, a mini version of the original in 1985. you can get it at best >> speaking of mini versions -- >>
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this is basically a perm assistant at amazon. you can call an uber or play music and you can get cleaning tips from the "good houskeeping" institute at >> people love personalized stuff. >> that's my grandmother's recipe down there and you can take recipes and poems and pictures and it will make them really personal. we go from art to photo. this is the hp sprocket photo printer. i took pictures of you, matt, it's portable. this is the irig a karaoke, all i want for christmas is you. >> i'm a mouther. >> all i want for christmas -- >> portable karaoke, so fun. $40 at
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>> these are real sapphires, under 1$100. high quality and price. >> how do they do this? these roses last a year. >> they start at $39 and dipped in a solution non-toxic, great gift, lasts for the whole year. >> incredible. >> i have one at my house going on six months. >> speaking of selling out. this is selling out everywhere. this is the original pasta pot with the original strainer you dump out. >> pour out the water. >> i like butter and this is heat conducting knife. i have enough body heat. see how it's melting the butter as you go along. >> no. >> kind of. >> there you go. there it goes. >> it's because i'm nervous. $20. uncommon goods. >> speaking
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unicorns are out, mermaids are in. these are personal creations. the adorable tessa and grace in the shark and mermaid and mom gets in on the action with a mermaid blanket. feel this. make it clear, faux fur from restoration. for anybody's home. it's a throw and great for your couch. >> what is this? >> i colored this. this is from oh my. they start at $10. frameable color posters, giant. you can get them for the kids or family. >> grownups coloring. >> so many different versions. paris, new york, fantastic, really really fun. >> as we get closer, i can see you did color this. you have some line problems here. okay. great from a distance, it looks fa
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we will pause here, keep this going streaming live at to talk about the g t gifts. you can find 10 more bonus ideas from laurie on our website as well. coming up next, getting in shape with a super fast workout in as little as 10 minutes. we are still going. we are still going. once again, this wondrous thing called "luck" shines on a new day. where will it shine today? who will feel its embrace? no one knows for sure. but one thing is certain -- its arrival is as inevitable as dawn.
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we're back at 8:40 with a workout trend making a lot of waves recently. called high integral training or "hit" for people who don't have several hours to spend in the gym. and dr. met zell gives us a workout for busy people who don't have time or find that much enjoyment to work out and a way to get it in and get it done. >> that's right. i'm excited about this concept of high intensity interval
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training. for people who don't have much time at all. my last book was for people who have an hour. if you have 10 minutes or 20 minutes, people with high intensity kids. >> how is this different than 30 minutes on a treadmill or five minutes on a bike. >> if you only have 10 minutes i can give you 10 minutes. the key thing is you need to talk to your doctor before you do these intense workouts, especially if you're over 40. there are some issues with health but i have people doing it from 5 to 80. >> these would vary from individual to individual and age group. you divide it between 10 and 20 worko workouts. 10 minute what are you doing? >> we start with a 3 minute warm up to get your muscles nice and loose and then catch your breath and 6 minutes of high interval training. this is the workout and the f m filming of our new "iron strength workout"
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filmed. i'm doing a squat or jump squat strngting glute muscles, squads, hamstrings, great way to get your heart rate up and streng strengthening your muscles at the same time. this is an example of plank with a push-up and challenges the core mustles and super healthy for that. that's the second part of our hit and the third part is a different exercise, coming. >> what's the prescription for the 20 minutes if you have extra 10 on your hand. >> if you extra time, you take your rest and put in 6 minutes and then 9 minutes of rest. you're only doing hits for 15 minutes. different typing of lunches and an exercise called a burp peee. >> very challenging. >> super helpful. >> three minute warm up and one mie
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again. >> in the 30 minute, one minute rest, six minutes of hit and one minute of rest. this is about 20 minutes of hit total to get your full time in. >> what are the overall benefits? are we looking at you're bui building your strength, endurance? what's the overall benefit? >> people may be scared of intensity. i'm here to tell you intensity is wonderful for people to do, build strength and ramp up your metabolic furnace this time of the year with people eating different types of food. it's safe and healthy and can do great things for you. >> new year's resolution, people say, this is a great idea, how do you keep the resolution going? >> we do it across the cities a part of our iron strength program. the community number one, if you can do it with a family member, son, daughter, parents, get them going with a hit
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make a community in your area. if you have 10 or 15 or 20 minutes, i can give you great workout with this stuff and want you not to be afraid. >> i love it. 10, 20 or 30 minutes. next, natalie will show you how to get your kids active and healthy.
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we're back now 8:46 with the next installment of "today's" "original." >> you made thank you cards and other gifts with savannah and designed other t-shirts with spiritual gangster and, al, you crafted a great burger at shake shack. this morning it's natalie's turn. she's in l.a. natalie, hi! >> hi. i don't i
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but you know how much i love running, i've run a couple of marathons and excited to share my passion for running and i teamed up with reebok to create a special shoe for kids for my "today" show original. running is my meditation. my therapy, my time to rock out and even my time to pray. at the rhythm of my stride i often think my best thoughts clear my head and find my inner cheerleader who is always pushing my limits. this why i run. for my "today's" original i w k worked with reebok to design "today's" running shoes because my love of running started when i lace up shoes of my own. now as a mom of two boys i am passionate about fitness. >> the reebok brand has always been a brand about empowering
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people. >> to exercise classes for their employees to be more human campaign, reebok inspires people to be their best. we go to our build our kids success an opportunity to have kids do physical exercise before their school day starts. why? not only does it do their body good it helps kids feel confident and learn better, too. according to the cdc, physical activity helps avoid the risk of diseases such as diabetes and promotes psychological well-being and may help improve students' economacademic perfor. yet for a lot of school children's across the country, physical education classes are one of the first to be eliminated because of budget cuts. reebok stepped up to partner with box. first up, designing my own
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in l.a. >> i want big, bold, graphic pattern, you name it. spots on the bottom, i love that because i know that's what my kids like, too. from the colors to the material. >> i like that. i guess seeing it. that's residential. >> from the laces to the sole. >> speckling. >> finally, we had the design for our girls and boys shoes with the hint of the "today" show worked in, sunrise and sunset, and our favorite color, orange. next, meeting some of the kids who would benefit from the sales of my shoes, i participated alongside them in a box program in new york. >> box teaches these kids to love play and love movement and teaches them functional fitness movement this is a no longer learn because p.e. has been taken out. >> i created what i thinkre
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pretty cool shoes that will inspire them. the proceeds of the sale, how will that help? >> if we can create awareness of you designing the shoes involved and becoming advocates we will start a fitness revolution. >> we asked the kids in my boks class to give the shoes a test run. they all seemed pretty happy with them. >> i like the neon orange. >> cool. >> we're hoping by participating in this project with natalie we can help get people to understand our message everyone needs to be more human and to be more human, you need to be more physically active. >> my running motto, it's not how you start or finish, how you feel as you go. i hope you will share my love of running and fit witness kids across the country. >> all >> are we ready for the big unin
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here we go. my "today's" show original. i have these great kids from the boks program, gladstone street elementary school. what do you guys think? >> they're awesome! >> they're awesome! >> look at the soles, they're so cool. just go on our website right now because supplies are limited. make sure you get a "today" show original. each purchase, $10 of each purchase will be donated to a boks program at a school near you. the programs are widespread across the country, all 50 states. reebok has gotten us started off on the right foot with a 10,0$10 donation for boks programs across the country. i'm excited about these. if you get these shoes now, be sure to text us, tweet us, whatever, hashtag us, lace up and take a picture of your kids wearing them. so proud of these. >> they're great looking.
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natalie? what size? >> matt, you might not qualify. a size 7 is the tops. if you could squeeze your foot into a size 7. they start size 10 1/2 for kids to 7. >> can we say how awesome it is to see you. we miss you like crazy, great to see you? see you guys in january, miss you, too. great christmas gifts. >> we'll be back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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jackie evanko. it's hard to believe it's been six years since you were on "america's got talent." you wooed everybody. you have come here to join us with a big announcement. >> yes. >> so tell us. >> i have recently been asked by the president-elect to perform the national anthem for the swearing in ceremony at the inauguration and i am so excited. it will be awesome. >> just a little event. oh, my goodness. what was it like to get that call? >> i felt really honored to be able to sing for the office, a great honor for me. >> funny, not the first time you've sung for the office. you're 16 years and already done it once before. you sung for the obamas? >> yes. it was awesome. i got to meet him. he was really nice. i am honored to have the chance to perform for the president again. >> hard to believe it was 2010 when we first met you.
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is it still all sunk in for you, this roller coaster you're on? >> no. i kind of live in the moment. it doesn't really register until years in the future. >> here's what's great. you will sing on your new album a little later. >> so poised. >> i know it. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> ahead, mark wahlberg, but first your local news. this is a "news4 today" newsbreak. >> 8:56 your time on this wednesday december 14th, 2016. i'm eun yang. we want to check on your morning commute with melissa mollet and first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning. the local lanes just before shady grove road had a crash now cleared out of the way. top of the beltway, still slow on the outer loop approach
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azure avenue and a broken down veck slowing things a bit. eastbound 7, a crash in the right lane. we will check your forecast next. stay with us.
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this morning on "today's this morning on "today's take." actor mark wahlberg joins us to talk about his new movie. and megan mullally from "why him?" >> and it's a bird, plane, a super co-host, dean cain. >> this is "today's take," live from studio 1a from rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today," witness morning, december 14th, my sister's birthday. >> happy birthday. >> you have a super birthday. matt cain. would you like some bacon? >> i would love some bacobacon. a
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in my lifetime. >> i like smokey, what's that brand we talked about. >> nusky. >> from wisconsin. >> they're double -- they even make a triple thick cut of bacon. it's like a bacon systematic. >> you like thin? >> i like a thin crispy maybe burnt bacon. >> oh, you like it like that? okay. >> we're doing a segment later, you can make your own homemade bacon. >> why would i do that? >> for people that want to be more artis mall or crafty. >> like where do i start, with a pig? >> you have to -- >> when you say make it, does that mean from the beginning where bacon comes from. >> great joke, you don't eat a pig like that all at once. it's a great thing. >> king of christmas. >> how did you get that title, "king of
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titles. >> that many? >> maybe not that many. i've done a lot for hallmark and hallmark said their ratings for the season are up 50%. >> i think films like yours they show on hallmark are in keeping with, i think, people at this point in our lives want to just feel good. >> some love. there's a lot of madness going on and things you see and nice to have family fare and learn something and feel good. >> macy's thanksgiving parade, biggest numbers in 13 years, tree lighting, the biggest numbers in six years. people want what you guys are doing. >> how about the hollywood christmas parade coming up this friday i co-hosted. >> on the cw. >> what are you wearing? >> a suit and a red scarf. >> red scarf. >> i'm hosting it and throwing to all the
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there's tons of them. did you see that jacket. >> i want that outfit. i'm getting that for next year. >> would you wear such a bold statement outfit. you always seem very subdued, very manly, controlled. >> you're talking to a man we wearing blue and red tight. >> i forgot that. >> i don't think i would wear that paisley thing. al could get away with that. >> look at you today. >> if i'm a little subdued this morning, it's because i didn't get home until about 12:30 this morning. i went to central florida to the kennedy space center to interview buzz aldrin. what was kind of crazy, we were already on the books to do this for our living legends series. >> can we talk about the coolness, bomber jacket, beard. >> and fit as a fiddle. we got the news he was being
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thought, there's no way we're intervi interviewing. he called a week ago, buzz is good, he will see you down there. >> that guy is amazing. >> really cool as a matter of fact, freezing cold. >> what did he say about john glenn? >> he was the epitome of what this country is all about, a good solid guy from the midwest, from ohio that really epitomized everything about the space program and everything good about this country. he goes, look, he's a pretty good pilot even though he was a marine. >> it never stops. >> when they first met each other in '53 during the korean war and hooked up again in 1963 at nasa. what a legacy. >> that was a good day for you. >> listen, i was actually out on one of the launchpads, which i had never been before. >> really? >> it's awe
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there with buzz all drin. >> inside one of to the things that went up. >> i said, what does it feel like, 600 million pounds of thrust. he said, you don't feel it. on the rocket they went up on, the only reason they knew they were going up they could see the instrume instruments. >> really? incredible. >> they're back in those couches. >> couches. >> that's what he called them. >> i was at the final space language -- shuttle launch -- space launch -- shuttle language rather, i started crying. >> because it's majestic. >> because it's majestic. the vibration, as far away as we were, it's like a spiritual experience meets some kind of kinetic increasing i could not -- >> your soul -- >> i would love to see that. >> i took my son a couple weeks ago for the language of the go zar satellite. you could feel it. he was like -- it's unbelievable. >> it is. >> when do we get to see t
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>> it's online. >> we had the interview this morning for that part but we will have the fuller interview about, you know, his secret for longevity coming up in a couple weeks. >> he's so cool. while you were doing that, i was on msnbc yesterday. >> hey. >> really. it's a party over there. i was thinking about al roker because one of his favorite people was just a few blocks away. >> what was that like when you saw that video of kanye west going into trump tower and meeting with the president? >> welcome to 2016. >> in full disclosure, i got this video right before al was leaving, i said, you won't believe this. guess who was at trump tower. kanye west with new blonde hair visiting the president-elect after the meeting. he said, i wanted to meet with trump today to discuss multi-cultural issues. they talked about
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supporti ining teachers and the violence in chicago, kanye is from there. he ended it with this, #twen202 >> why wouldn't he go with 2020? >> because trump will have two terms. he got booed at a concert and said he didn't vote but if he had he would have voted for trump and his fans took issue with that and he believes trump will have two terms and he will perhaps come in. >> i wish he had voted. it's a thing. 45% of the available electorate didn't vote, surprising. >> not to get too political about this, given the number of people who fought and died for the right to vote. >> the president-elect had not voted in a couple of general elections either. it is always -- the bottom line is you have -- should. you don't have to. >> you don't have to but you probably should. >> in 2024, your
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>> maybe i'll make an exception. just kidding. >> that will provoke a lot of conversation. absolutely. >> it would. >> the other thing that would provoke so much conversation, people were calling me, i was getting my e-mail about the shock and sudden death of alan thicke. >> i was at dinner and "the hollywood reporter", my tweets went off, he was just here with his wife, visiting us, talking about his reality show. >> 69 years old, in great shape playing hockey with his son. >> i felt like everybody lost a dad. like the dad to america. he was for me growing up wat watching him all those years, seems like the nicest guy. >> he was just on "this is us." >> he was just on "this is us." and in the commercial break, some will talk and engage and others zone it. he was the same
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team and to us. we didn't even know the cameras, we were back live because the conversation was -- he was amazing. >> he was one of those people he's exactly what you wanted him to be when you met him. >> a lot you meet, awe, i thought this would be better. >> he exceeded your expectati expectations. >> dean, you know kwlrks wh-- wn you play an iconic television character people want you to be as nice as they are. >> that's absolutely true. he played such an iconic character, i feel like america lost a dad. however, having a son, i would like to go with him. >> and a legacy of work that will -- >> and music. >> everything! >> the television theme songs he wrote, unbelievable. >> our hearts and prayers go out to them. next, a photo of hillary duff and her son igniting a firestorm on the internet,
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we are back with more of we are back with more of "today's take." dean, i can't wait to hear your thoughts on this. you have a son. >> i have a 16-year-old. >> you talk about him a lot and your closeness. >> love him. >> hillary duff recently went to disney with her 4-year-old son, luca. she posted a picture online of her kissing her child on the lips. a lot of people went on her social media page to take issue with her and she responded for any commenting that a kiss on the lips with my 4-year-old is inappropriate go ahead and click a quick unfollow with your wa warped minds and judgment. >> mike drop. >> kissing kids on the lips. i don't have kids but i would kiss my children. i don't have a problem with it. i kiss my nieces and nephews. i don't understand the
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>> 100%. i kissed my son until he wouldn't let me kiss him anymore and i still get the neck. >> when he hugs you does he give you the guy hug. >> i say the giraffe. >> my 14-year-old the same way. i've said before, he told me i can't call him sweetheart. i don't see anything wrong with it. especially a 4-year-old boy. >> i agree 100%. i would kiss my son now if he would let me. >> you're so outraged, you go on her instagram page. >> if you're upset, that's it. in this came up before with david beckham. >> will smith. >> i don't understand. >> stop it. stop it, internet! let love happen. >> get lives, internet! >> al said it. >> what happened -- >> there we go,
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>> what happened to people that your emotional just shrivelled up and now a raisin on the grapevine of life. >> going to fall off, too. >> stop that! when there's love, embrace, don't -- >> don't tell me what i can do with my kids. >> that's true. speaking of love and embracing it, one of the property brothers because i still can't tell them apart, is suspiciously off the market, drew, which one is drew? >> that one. >> that one. >> that's him right there. >> congrats. he and his long time girlfriend, linda. in typical property brother fashion it was laboratory aelabd it broadcast over the speaker system and a cake was brought out from her favorite book dr. suess's "oh the places you will go." then he wasn't done and gave her an engagement ring. >> and then he built her a
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one. >> who knows, that's craziness. >> i know. talk about marrying up, a guy who can put stuff together -- >> kind of ruins it for the rest of us. >> luckily we're already married. >> i'm not. >> sorry. >> i'm not. >> you're the other property brother. >> i'm his brother. that's exactly it. >> drew and jonathan will be here and we'll have nametags so we know which one is engaged. >> so you played the rock, paper scissors. >> i only knew it when i started this show. i never played it. >> it solves disputes. you're in trouble, rock paper scissors. >> take a look at this one. you will not believe how they do it in japan. >> oh. >> oh. oh! [ speaking foreign language ].
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>> unbelievable! >> it's done? >> it's done. >> and she's crying? >> yes. japanese super group holding a rock paper scissors tournament to decide which group gets to record a creditd. the young woman in the clip the ultimate winner. >> i'm japanese so those are my people. that's how we do it. >> don't you start with me! >> is it 1, 2, 3, throw or 1, 2, throw? 1, 2, 3 and -- >> you go after 3. >> so i'll go 1, 2, 3, throw. don't do it yet. >> ready. >> 1, 2, 3, throw! >> oh! how did you know i was going to do that? i think he cheated. >> you know how i knew? you had your hand
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>> i'll be honest, i throw rock every time first, i do. >> adam, what was it, there was a story -- >> i don't know, it's so easy. >> how to win rock paper scissors every time. >> that's right. >> we did the story. >> doesn't rock always win? >> rock should win. >> paper covers rock. >> dang it. >> there is a formula. we did the story. if you follow this formula, you will win rock paper scissors every time. >> i don't buy it. >> in the midwest, rock would win because it's so windy out paper would blow away. >> this isis that your transiti weather? >> boom. can't get anything by her. we have a watch stretching from the dakotas all the way to new england. look at these wind chill, 22 below to 5 above. it will just get worse as we move through next week and then we're looking at more wet weather across the pacific northw
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snow in the northern tier of sta states, unbelievable. take a three shot. unbelievable! that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. chilly outside. not too terribly cold just yet. that's the case tomorrow and friday. plenty of sunshine, beautiful looki ing day, more cloud cover this afternoon to this evening as temperatures begin to fall. the wind increases tonight and after midnight. ferociously dangerous and wind chill s in the single numbers all day tomorrow and friday, too. be ready. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you, sir, up next, one of "america's got talent" most memorable stars, jackie evanko making a huge announcement today. jackie will be singing the national anthem after this. we let you compare our progressive direct rate... great deals for reals! ...and our competitors' rates side-by-side,
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it's been six years since jackie evancho stunned the it's been six years since jackie e vvancho stunned the judges with "america's got talent." look at that. >> it took her all the way to sec place and it all happened before her 11th birthday. >> now all grown up at 16 years old, jackie has been asked to take one of the biggest stages yet for her
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national anthem at the swearing in ceremony of the inauguration of president-elect in january. congratulations, good morning. >> congratulations. >> what was that like getting that call? >> if i'm going to be honest, it's a little nerve racking, i'm honored to get to perform for this office and very excited. >> this makes two brushes with presidents now after the inauguration. you performed for president obama. what was that like? >> it was amazing. he is so kind. he pulled me aside so i could meet him. i had such a great time and couldn't wait to do it again. >> that wasn't for the inauguration, was it? >> no. >> this is a big big stage. even though you are only 16 you have been on the biggest stages in the world time and time ag n again. do you still get nervous? >> definitely i g'm nervo
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>> you were a child on the stage. what's your trick for dealing with your nerves? >> i suck it up. i don't really have a trick, i go for it. >> the "america's got talent" holiday spectacular. in fact, we have a clip of your performance. let's take a look. ♪ some day all our dreams will come to be some day where we are free ♪ ♪ maybe not -- >> beautiful! jackie, that's stunning. >> you sing classic songs. >> i've seen so many online because i was doing my home work. i can't believe you're only 16 years old. >> thank you. >> and you get to sing these wonderful classics, amazing, just shocks me. >> thank you. >> we're so proudof
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it's well-deserved. you can catch "america's got talent" holiday spectacular. jackie will hang around and will perform for us next hour. >> can't wait to see that.
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hi. good morning, everyone. it's 9:26 on this wednesday december 14. i'm angie goff. in the news a teenager is dead after this bad chain reaction crash in maryland. a van was disabled on the roadway and a tractor-trailer crashed into that van. the driver was seriously hurt. today, shirley gibson will serve her last christmas dinner. her son was killed in 1997. today will be the final time she serves crowds of police officers to honor brian. she said she's making this the final dinner because it's gotten too big for r.
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wednesday -- windy and very cold and early saturday chance of snow before it changes back over to rain. >> thanks, chuck. more in 25 minutes.
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mark wahlberg mark wahlberg has en hollywood fixture so long he made a tv show based on his life. you might have seen it. >> an oscar nominated actor and producer, mark is also a boston boy and taken on a very deeply personal and emotional project. >> it's the new movie, "patriots day" that took plays immediately before and after the boston b b bombing. take a look. a. >> catch and kill them, all that. >> no way it could be entirely preventable.
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>> we wrap our arms around each other. i don't think there's any way to win. >> we're so happy mark is with us in the studio. good morning. >> the timing, what made you confident this is right time for us to see this film? >> the question was posed right away, is it too soon. we realize based on, you see what happened in cairo and sunday and all around the world, it's really not soon enough to promote that message love will be victorious and we have to come together and be with one another. it is a very difficult story to tell. i have such pride being from boston and seeing how my city responded in the face of this tragedy. >> there's so many facets to this story, so emotional. you have to feel a deep responsibility for telling it correctly. >> absolutely. people were relieved when they
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movie because they could then put a face and come to me directly and hold me accountable. i wanted to make sure everybody else involved in the project before and behind the camera was held to that same standard. it's my hometown and i pride myself going back and show my face. the amount of pride and the way they responded redefined the term "hero," growing up in boston and seeing regular people from all walks of life responding to the problem the way they did was impressive and inspi inspiring. >> watching the film, it has that feeling -- it happened so recently -- i remember watching it unfold on television. what i felt then watching the film brought it all back and i felt like i was watching it unfold again. did you mix real footage in? >> there's a lot of footage. you look at the two brothers, the actors we cast have an uncanny resemblance. with the footage of them going into whole foods or
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gas station and closed-circuit tv on boylston street. >> i know you will watch it with 3,000 people -- >> in boston. >> i can't imagine the reaction. >> it will be emotional. i was deeply concerned when i fist went to boston my first public appearance after annou e announcing the movie at a cel c celtics game with my wife and kids and i was nervous and they put me aon the jumbotron and everybody was shouting boston strong and they followed me outside and i got on my car and people stood together and held hands and i think they will do it tonight. >> we're so proud of you. i have housekeeping before we go. wahlbe wahlbergers coming to new york. snoompgt ti >> time square. >> that's a way to have fun with the
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maybe you will bring wahlbergers over. >> we will send the truck over here. we have a truck in philadelphia. >> i ate there about two weeks ago, at the airport. >> we love you, mark. this film is brilliant. please go see it. december 21st, nationwide, january 13th. congratulations, sir. >> thank you. up next, one of our pals, megan mullally hitting the big screen opposite bryan cranston in "why him." forget anying! [kid] i won't, dad... [captain rod] happy tuesday morning! captain rod here. it's pretty hairy out on the interstate.traffic is literally crawling, but there is some movement on the eastside overpass. getting word of another collision. [burke] it happened. december 14th, 2015. and we covered it. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
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how she makes us laugh. she keeps us in stitches on the hit comedy ""will & grace," a role that earned her two emmy wins. >> playing barb, a mom trying to embrace her daughter's new boyfriend, the guy is not making it easy. >> hi. >> hi. you look ait from. >> awe, come on. >> due. >> thank you. getting in the holiday spirit, right? he ate it. >> wow. >> good morning! >> good morning. >> t >> good morning. >> good morning. >> that was historicysterical. >> you improvised that? >> iim
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it was amazing but they let us do a lot of improv. i think they had 240 hours worth of film they cut down to 90 minutes. >> what a cast, franco unbelievable, hysterical, i thought where was meghan and you had already been on it and i didn't realize it was you. >> it was such a funny movie. i think that movie hassed a least half a dozen really big lau laughs. like big laughs, in addition to all the nuance. >> i think it's -- >> more than half a dozen. >> i don't want to give anything away, there was a scene where you were in the bedroom with mr. cranston i had to watch it over and over again. >> you had to watch it. >> laughing hysterically, some of the tng
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amazing. >> that scene wasn't in the original script. we were having rehearsals to talk about before we started sho shooting. i said, hey, it would be great if there was a scene with me and bryan where we're very conservative and i'm starting to come out of my shell a little bit and i'm getting a little frisky, he's like, my gosh, barb, what ae's come over you. they added this extra element to the scene i won't reveal that allows me to do anything i want. it turned into a fun thing. >> what can you reveal about this mini "will & grace" that popped up. >> we did a will and grace video nine minutes long and was a hit on youtube and still up there if you want to see it. we had so much fun doing it we kept it top secret. ever since then we had fun doing it. a lot
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back. i think we all really love each other. it ease the whole thing, everybody, the democrats. if we could do it, it would be fun. at this point, there's nothing official. >> rating gold. >> nbc. >> gold. >> it could happen. >> megan, thank you so much. "why him" hitting theaters december 23rd. >> it's really funny. >> it is. it is. >> she is very funny. >> let's take a quick look at your weather. we have bitter cold making it through the plains, lake effect snow. southern third of the country, warmer than average. everybody else awfully chilly. for tomorrow, more lake effect snow in the northeast. big plains and frigid conditions make their way into the mid mississippi river valley and northern california to central oregon. that's what's going on around
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[002:42:59;00] here's what happenings in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. bright and sunny outside, temperatures in the upper 40s. a pleasant day to be outside. temperatures back down to the 30s by 6:00 this evening. by tomorrow the old north wind starts to blow and we will see temperatures below freezing all day tomorrow with wind chills down near zero for much of the late evening and early parts of friday morning. a chance for snow, maybe even our first inch of snow, first thing saturday morning. >> by the way, you have a comedy special coming up with your husband? >> my husband and i tour a show called "summer of 69" no apostst apoststrofy and we're in irving. come see us. >> that is a serious beard your boy has working. >> like that. >> up next, don't know what to get the special guy on your list?
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always easy. don't fall swe sweaters, or basic tie, we're here to kick it up a notch. we have items for your man cave and guys active, my buddy from men's health has put together the coolest of things starting off with something special. >> not only can you support your team but your country with this salute. great thing about this, we have the cowboys, giants. >> and to say how they are doing -- >> you know it. >> the great thing about these is every bit of the profit goes to a charity supported by the armed forces. uso and pat tillman foundation all great causes. >> i love that. moving on to this cup holder. >> speaking of bears. yeti is famous for their coolers that protect your food against grizzly bears and can be expensive. you get smaller price points.
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we engrave them to keep them hot or cold for. >> a box set? >> for the active outdoorsy guy, holiday editions and you get this awesome selection of stuff every month or quarterly or one at a time. >> i didn't know guys had a blanket like linus. >> such a fetching color. like a reverse engineered sleepisleep sleeping bag. fits in this nice container. takes away all the zippers and fuss and throw it in your car or use on the "today" show plaza. >> only $89 to 11$115, you can stow everything in there, it packs in this neat pouch and stores everything for you. >> i have that gear and love it myself. and now hear about unique ideas
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and the host of shabby, mr. frank montana. let's jump to it. we have sound stuff for men. >> exactly. we like our speaker systems. i have two for you. this is sonos 1 and 5. you go room to room and each speaker picks up on the signal from your phone and app driven and walk into the dining room and hit per the button and picks it back up. >> i like that. they tried to sell me one at apple. >> if you want to take your speaker to the next level. alexa, who won the world series in 2016? >> chicago cubs won the world series in 2016. >> represent. >> well done, alexis. well done. what is this? i like this. >> this is from summit racing, a drink dispenser modeled after 1830s.
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>> you have orange juice in >> this is from the inspirational website. i like these book ends. >> that's great. i own books, too. >> leather. >> i made you your own personalized leather tray to take with you. a great product under $50. any time you can personalize a gift. great stuff. >> we have to get out of here real quick and send it to al. these are t-shirts. >> we have ideas for guys who like to cook, deputy editor of boneap bone -- bon appetite. >> these are wood pellets you can do wet or dry to cook in your kitchen and does ribs really well.
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everyone steals my grilling tools and this you get i personalized, al roker, nobody takes it. >> never take another man's tools. >> this is my favorite, a two-in-one griddle, turn your kitchen into a diner. stainless steel. >> it will last forever. >> make your own bacon. just buy the pork belly and invite your friends over for blts? man crates. >> man crate, if you love bacon more, which you do, get s sunflower seed bacon, bacon galore. >> this is great stuff. on our website. thank you so much. we are back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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age holidays are about joy again. at t.j. maxx, marshalls and homegoods, we've imagined the holidays this way for decades. it's why we never have crazy sales. never make you clip coupons. and always have amazing prices on popular brands and thoughtful gifts. it's time to bring back the holidays
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with t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods. so far more than $7 million in gifts are on their way to needy kids across the country.
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and drew from with a helper, little miss sophie. nice to see both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. thanks for helping us out this year. >> our pleasure. always good to give back this time of the year. >> what are we doing? >> we are donating as part of our 25 tradition of donating, wonderful splashable toys and underwater collectibles very popular this year and the peppy pups sophie is carrying. >> how do like the peppy pup? >> i love it? there you go. thanks so much. >> my pleasure. we are in a position to donate t toys, especially those in the toy industry and actually challenge those in the toy industry to step it up especially this time of the year to donate to those less fortunate than us. >> look at that smile! >> thanks so much for being here. >> thank you. >> we have more coming up with hoda and kathie lee and your local news and weather.
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>> you are beautiful! 9:57 is your time on this wednesday, december 14th. contract workers at reagan international and dulles international airports are on strike. workers demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour. the strike began this morning and no bored when it will end -- no word when it will end. operations are not expected to
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be impacted. what's coming tomorrow, chuck. >> you should be bracing hard. start looking for your warmest woollen mittens and hats and jackets and all that stuff. layer up. many many layers required for tomorrow. temperatures will stay below freezing all afternoon tomorrow and friday as well. could get potentially our first inch of snow early saturday before it changes to rain for saturday afternoon and sunday. get ready to bundle up. you will need to. >> i know it. thank you. coming up on news for midday, the chef of a new pasta restaurant opening up to show us
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some delicious dishes. see you at 11:00. >> announcer: from nbc news, from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's wines-day wednesday. hump day, all those things, december 14th, perfect delusion by lady gaga. i think her mom will be with us later. >> she is. cynthia. those two are doing so much to spread kindness and partners. lady gaga the more you know the more you like.


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