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good morning. good morning. round three of a fresh blast of arctic air and bitter cold stretching from the midwest to the deep south and moving east. al is here tole the us how long this is going to last. one last gasp and a last-ditch effort to deny donald trump the presidency as the electoral college meets across the kuncountry today. protesters are encouraging members to change their vote, but is there any real chance channghom >> and remembering shzsa zsa. >> hello, darl, i'm zsa zsa. >> zsa zsa gabor dead
of 99, and known for her life as well as films, and this morning tributes are pouring in. >> ands that does it again holding off the tampa bay buccaneer buccaneers for a e key win. mek's team is back on a roll and celebrating theean, today, monday december 19th, 2016. for nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live on 1 plaza. hello, everybody. ezekiel elliott jumping into the salvation army kettle, and everybody loved it exceptt for the referees. you can jump into the stands in green bay, but not into the kettle in dallas. >> and we have another baby at the "today"
>> should we tease that? >> and now sh, to get ready fore buest travel day of the year, and al says to have patience, and blake mccoy is in chicago, and good morning to you, blake. >> matt, good morning. one final morning of the bitterer cold. it is 10 delow at o'hare, and here at o'hare, these are the coldest temperatures we have seen yet. frostbite and hypothermia are the concerns a as people are heading off to work and school this morning. one last blast of arctic air after a week and they left roads in many states for the coating of snow and ice. >> are we sick of it? yeah, we are. >> we are bracing ourselves for the next four months practically. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, this driver had been trapped in the sufficient for 12 hours after skidding off of an icy highway and state police found and rescued him by pinging his cell phone.
tracks, and see him over the embankment, and he said he was happy to see me. >> reporter: and for football fan fans it was 1 degree at kickoff for the kansas city chiefs and tying the record for the cold est game ever. >> and a usually the weather is more accommodating. >> we stayed in the car and had the coffee with the irish baileys. >> and 11 degrees for the chicago bears. >> he has the right idea. >> reporter: as they hosted the packers. >> this is football a weather at the finist. >> and minneapolis fans were so cold that they had to warm the be beers by the fire. with winter upon us, it felt like the north pole with this 5k in indy a lked ket . p michigan, where where this stunning drone
ice. we wanted to show you the airport in denver when folks had the go back in to collect their baggage they had to sift through hundreds of their own after their flights were canceled and it took several hours to find the bags, and this is going to leave you with nightmares as you start this christmas travel week. >> thank you, blake. >> pooh people are wondering how long this cold snap is going to last. >> and only a couple of days and we have good news as far as the are getting ready for the travel holiday season. chicago, as blake mentioned, minus 10 which is a 19-degree drop from this time yesterday. new orleans is a 32-degree drop from 24 hours ago, and new york city, a 27-degree drop, and looking at
right now, and that is brutal, and 14 degrees right now for monday's highs, and going to be 16 degrees below average, and 39 in ra raleigh, and that is 10 degrees below average, and pittsburgh is seven degrees below average, and once you get the lows here in single digits to the mid teens h is the rerelief. new york city, mid-40s in the mid-week period and atlanta 60, and dallas back to 63, and even chicago will be back into the mid-30s and after a couple ofl storms in the pacific northwest early this week, by the end of the week, we won't see any problems as far as air travel or road travel due to the weather. and now, the people that you are traveling with, i cannot do anything about that. the rest of it, you will be all set. >> and now, moving on the politics, the members of the electoral college will be be meet i meeting across the country to validate the results of the
presidential election. it is usually ceremonial event, but this time, e it is coming with controversy. haley jackson is in florida with the latest. good morning. >> hi, matt. good morning to you. as donald trump is getting ready for more meetings this after noon at the mara larproperty, hs looking at there are some moves that are unprecedented and frankly unlike areally to work. >> reporter: today, the last ditch attempt to overthrow the e heck shun of donald trump, as a group is trying to get electors not to cast their vote for donald trump as they meet in all 50 states. 37 e e leks or tlectors would h. and he twd,
acted like those, they would be scorned. it is a hail mary from one fictional president. >> our founding fathers built the electoral dloej safeguard -- electoral college to safeguard the american people from a demagogue. >> reporter: and there is some who fear that russia interfere md the election, and enough for them to defect. >> i want the public to know who has been involve and make sure that we protect the integrity of the american democracy. >> reporter: the electors won't be briefed on the involvement despite a plea by hillary clinton's chair john podesta. >> they should have that information before the election. >> reporter: to donald trump's aide,
russian hacking issue to change the results is unfortunate. that is actually undermines the democracy more than any other conversation that we are having right now. >> reporter: the incoming chief of staff is flatly denying any con n connection there with russia and the president-elect. >> of course, we did not interfere, and this is a spin job. >> reporter: and trump at the florida properties but not before a final stop on the thank you tour in alabama where the president-elect who four years ago called the electoral college a disaster for the process is now praised. >> i never appreciated it until now what jeepous it was, and what they had in mind, and i am telling you, it is genius. >> reporter: and trump silenced so far on syst system snl -- on "saturday night live" spoofing the role. >> we in russia are
that you are the u.s. president, and you the best candidate. >> thank you. >> the smartest candidate. >> thank you. >> and the manchurian candidate. >> i don't know what that is, but thank you. >> reporter: and the pressure to try to get members to change their vote, one member in wisconsin said that he had rereceived 50,000 e-mails from people about his role in the electoral college vote. but a new poll this morning shows that e electors should vote for the candidate who won the state, 46% as opposed to the 34% who believe that the e elect electors should not be bound to vote for the winning candidat matt and da >> how doe it go down today? how does it actually talk place, hale haley? >> matt, it is 538 e electors head ing to the state capit in the at w where they live all across the country to cast their votes. 29 states have laws that are
require the electors to vote for whomever won the state, but nothing in the constitution that explicitly requires them to do so. one elector in texas said that he will break with the state and instead not cast his society for donald trump, but historically that kind of break is a really rare, and since 1948 it has happened with nine people. so you can tell how unprecedented that would be. ultimately on january 6th, it is the vice president who presides over congress to count the votes and announce the results, and game it out. say that enough e electors would flip to prevent donald trump from getting to 270 and what then? it goes to the house of representatives and that means that it is virtually republican, and that means no chance that donald trump does not end up in the white house. >> thank you, haley jackson. and now to a delicate situation in syria where where thousands of people are waiting to be evacuated from
correspondent bill neely is there. good morning. >> good morning, hoda n t. in the chaos of the e evacuation, civilians are being freed after six months under siege. these buses behind me are evacuating thousands of civil n civilians from east aleppo, but freedom will prove tough from them. >> reporter: escape from a deadly h siege to an uncertain future, and buses crammed with desperate people left the ruins of aleppo to take them to safety. dozens more buses lined up around 30,000 people who are waiting to go. among those freed, 7-year-old who is safe in the arms of a doctor. for months on twit e, shoo has been telling the world of the suffering of her city and her fears that she'd die in the bombing. also unconfirmed reports that dozens of or fans who
days to escape have finally reached a safer ear a ya, b -- aria, but for these new refugees, safe not happy. they are enduring a bitter winter at a refugee camp and they from a area where hunger was not far away and when food suddenly arrived, they chase it. men, women, children nin a crus to eat. this is what desperation looks like. these people have not had access to proper food for years. the syrian a army had tried to starve them to sur rend arer -- surrender. and the food is being thrown from the back of the vehicle and people are fighting to get their hands on it. people are reduced to beggars by besieged warfare. i aleppo has fallen to the president's army almost literally. the damage to the buildings is clear, and the damage
people is incalculable. this e evacuation could signal the end of the siege of the warfare that has been so cruel, so brutal to the civilians on both sides. es p especially for children, and many of them orphaned who have known nothing but war. matt. >> all right. bill kneely, thank you very much. breaking overnight, the russian defense officials say that one of the military planes crashed in northeast siberia with 39 people on board. it was apparently trying to make an emergency land iing near a soviet military base, and no one was killed, but 32 people had to be air lifted to local hospital, a and officials say that high winds may have played a role in the crash. corpus christi, texas, has lift ad ban on the drinking water after test results showed no contamination due to a chemical leak. the mayor said that they can resume using the water for bathing and cooking and drinking, and a ban had been
issued because of a chemical leak at a asphalt plant could have contaminated the water. we are hearing that everything is back to normal at l.a.x. after a power outage that impacted several flights. no flights were canceled, but some were delayed up to an hour, and the outage impacted the baggage handling systems and compu computers and other equipment in the central terminal and the cause of the outage is unknown. meanwhile, the world is mourning the loss of another hollywood icon, and zsa zsa gabor died sunday at the age of 99. here is miguel almaguer. >> i'm zsa zsa. >> nobody could say it like her. >> and just you and the champagne. >> reporter: that unforgettable accent and the string of husbands and jewel ss a and tha win. >> i always said that life should be a
least $50 million. >> reporter: late sunday, zsa zsa's longtime husband wrote that she had a heart attack in her house, and i'm grateful that she died with no pain. her film career began with "l e "lovely to look at" "in 1952. followed that same year by perhaps the most famous film "mewlon rouge. "" >> i see them as i want them to be and not as they really are. >> reporter: she appeared in 40 films and television shows and everything from horror films to comedy. >> we have two cars, one of them a limousine and one cheap. >>ly take the limousine. >> reporter: born in budapest, hungry, she was the middle of three beautiful sisters. their mother dream ed they woul all marry kings, and zsa zsa did not marry a king, but she did go to the altar nine times. hotel magnate con h
father of her only child. and zsa zsa made headlines for legal troubles. in 1989 she was convicted of slapping a beverly hills police aoff ser during a traffic stop and spent three days in jail. >> how was jail? >> reporter: overgt frien and fans remembered the actress, and larry king tweeting, only one zsa zsa gabor. and actress joan collins writing, sorry to hear that zsa zsa gabor died. she was such fun. and even miley cyrus said what a long and beautiful life, and i have been inspired by your style and grace. over the rekent years medical problems plagued the actress, but zsa zsa was always known as hollywood royalty. miguel almaguer. >> and you know that gabor would give some unblooelievable quote. i love this one. i'm a mlo
every tomb i leave a man, i keep the house. and this one, i want a man who is kind and understanding. is that too much to ask of a mil y million their? she'll be missed. >> ababsolutely. >> mr. roker is back with the rest of the forecast. >> all right. as we look and show you what is happening ak cross the rest of the country, the wet weather is making i w tou t u the fronts push throug through, and more bad weather coming up in the the pacific northwest, and plenty of sunshine from southern california into the southwest, and that chilly air here in the northeast. we will get to your local forecast in the next 60 seconds.
good morning, i'm chuck bell for storm 4. and it feels that the temperatures are in the low teens and upper 30s degrees are the actual temperatures. but busstop, it is going to be cold. if you see waer, the it is likely to be ice. watch out for the frozen puddles and no reports of troubles on the roads, but get your heavy e coatk and hat and scarf, but on the whole, not a bad day to be outside, and on the whole, it is going to be 39 d grees f-- degr high. and another big game sunday night, and did anybody stay up? the season is winding down and we have playoff spots on the line, and the second quarter, dallas and tampa bay tied 3-3
until the cowboys' running back ezekiel elliott goes in two yards out, and so to celebrate he jumped into the salvation army kettle to donate himself, and we will tell you more about that in a second. to the third quarter and look at this catch by tampa bay receiver adam humpheries, and then h humpheries concentrates and pulls it in for the touchdown, but the cowboys hold on to win it 26-20, and the game closer to securi secure a number one seed in the playoffs. back to the kettle. >> back the kettle. >> apparently, it was a penalty, and ezekiel elliott says if he is fined, he will match it, and give itto salvation army. >> and imagine if someone were there ringing the bell. >> exactly. >> and coming up, avoiding the headaches of holiday travel a
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this is a news4 today newsbreak. >> 7:26 is the time now on this monday, december 19th, 2016, and good morning. >> i'm gilbert gilchrist and this morning the yacht clubhouse was devoied in a fire overnight. in is the scene on water street in southeast washington. we don't know how the fire started. follow molette green on twitter for the updates on this breaking story. >> the museum of african-americans will offer tickets even though they were tickets only available online and they became available today. and guys, the interloop for
going to be a crash at the wilson wood row bridge, and that crash has cleared. also in arlington, an overturned vehiclement and ramp to the beltway, a crash is reported there, and as we widen out, from 12th to m, that fire has lanes blocked. back to you. >> and thank you, memelissa. we will take a break and check your forecast next.
certainly, this is how you get your temperatures started at or below freezing in the aria. and 29 in fairfax, and 27 in gaithersburg and afternoon highs will stay on the cold side, and increasing sunshine by later on this afternoon, and the cold tonight for the redskins' game, and if you are headed downtown, it will be be low freezing. bundle up, and it will be cold for the game
♪ 7:30 on a monday morning december 19th, 2016. six days to go before christmas, a and that christmas tree is shininging brightly. we have a great crowd of people outside who have been here since the wee hours of the morning. >> are you done shopping by the way? >> no, a couple to go, but i am close. a check to the headlines and another bitter cold day across a largek is shun of this countryf a weekend of record-low temperatures. today's highs are expected to be 10 to 20 degrees below average, and from texas to the great lakes area, and al says that warmer weather is on the way, and we will get to his forecast coming up. >> and
to verify donald trump's e lek is shun today. the member s wis will meet in a states to cast their votes and while protests are planned, the results are not expected to change. senator john mccain adding his voice to calls for a special committee to unvest gate russian interference in our presidential e election, and he says that we have to find out what was done and the implications. the president-elect trump calls these reports of russian hacking ridiculous. meanwhile, in southern california, there is a park closed after an enormous tree fell on to a wedding party taking pictures. one person kill and several others hurt. gaudy schwtz has the latest from there. >> thank you, hoda. this tragedy happened in a park known nfor the picturesque tree. the wedding party had been waiting to take pictures under this specific eucalyptus tree, and when it was their turn,
>> reporter: in wittier, california, the sound of chainsaws in a park as emergency crews pull victims out underneath huge branches and a toppled tree trunk. >> i heard a loud sound and i was looking up. >> reporter: these witnesses say they were just under this tree for a quinceanera and then a huge wedding party gathered around to take their pictures. >> they didn't notice it until the tree fell and the tip got most of them. >> cell phones from all over the park showing strangers coming to help. >> and there was a lady with a little baby and i didn't know what to do, but she was screaming, and soy held the baby and put it down, and she had a very big bump on the head and bleeding and boat of them were bleed
bleeding and blood all over. >> reporter: the firefighters were pulling out people who were cru crushed by the tree and this small child prayed nearby. and in the chaos, they talked about the bride. >> they had the bride in their arms and the limbs on the way of getting out and so me and another gentleman and my husband went to yank a huge chunk of the tree the off. >> reporter: overnight, the family confirmed that the bride was killed and others taken to the hospital and including a 4-year-old girl in critical condition. the entire park is closed off until ann arborist can determine why the tree fell. we are told that the 4-year-old girl had injure troy the head, but she is expected to recover. the accident happened saturday afternoon, and it did rain h heavily friday and they are looking into whether this caused this tragic accident. >> a
>> it is. he mentioned rain and rain in the pacific northwest. >> we do. we don't see it getting down to southern california, but a lot of rain in that region for the last couple of weeks, and so we will be watching that closely. inland, we have got snow right along the coast, and it is rain, and there is going to be a lot of it. we watch today on into tomorrow and a series of storms with avalanche warnings in the cascades and all of that heavy snow, and here is what we are looking at rainfall-wise and anywhere from two to three inches and the puget sound all of the way to central and coastal oregon and also looking upwards to five inches of rain are before it is all over. that is what is happening around the country and here is what is happening in your neck of the woods. >> hello, and certainly back down to the cold rains after a 67 degree high yesterday and we have dropped 40 degrees in the upper 20s to 30 degrees and little bit of the north wind
the windchills down to the teens the and 20s and it is going to stay cold today and more and more sunshine this afternoon and it is a little bit cloudy this after noon, and the windchills will stay in the 20s for most of the day, and tomorrow, more s sunshine looking milder and still on the cold side and looking out for the 20s and starting in the highs of the mid-40s. >> and checking out the weather channel. >> and thank you, al, and take a look at this, and something that you don't want to find in or under the tree. can you spot it? we will tell you about it. >> i don't see it. and important tips before you hit the holidays. >> i'm jeff rossen and coming up, the big holiday travel day is here, and we have simple hacks to send you time and money from lost luggage to luggage fees to great hotel deals. you will want to see this next. your every move. okay, well i'll leave your house in shambles and disappear for six months. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant?
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back now at 7:39 with an all-new "rossen reports" back at 7:39 with a rossen report as the busiest travel days are to come. >> and tips on how to save time and money. >> good morning to you guys. so many of us hitting the the roads, and as we know it can be expensive with the ln rleeeah ler bag, budo, becseh morning we have you covered with three new hacks, and a simple trick to use right now and you need to see before you head out. >> reporter: it is the holidays. and we are out of ohere. one of the busiest travel weeks of thor year, the hassles are endless, but now, these three hack hacks to save you time and money. let's start the way that most of us start the trip sitting on the living rooms on the couch planning it on a computer there. is a cool app to download right now, and this is lo
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this device called the luglock can tell if your luggage never left or ends up in a different airport in a different city. okay. this is my shot, lindsey, my producer going on a trip. >> yes, with my big purple bag. >> and this is is the lugloc and it is small and thin, too, and smaller than the size of the phone. >> yes, and it is paired to the app on my phone, and so if it is lost, i know where it ends up. >> and my producer is here going on another trip. >> i am headed to d.c. >> so we will give you lindsey's bag to simulate that it is lost. so when you get to chicago and it is lost, it should tell you where it is? >> all right. let's see. safe travels. they are off. traveling hundreds of miles from each other. >> i made it to d.c. >> just touched down in chicago. >> i'm at the baggage claim and obviously i know that my big purple bag is not coming, but the question
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introduction time. carson, why don't you do the honors? >> right to it, matt. and our very own dillon drier and her husband brian welcomed in a new member of their family as she gave birth to a new baby boy calvin bradley who came into the world, and absolutely thrilled for the new parents and we wanted to congratulate them on live tv, and by the power of it all. and dillon, let me start with you, is brian in the room, by the way? >> he is. >> congratulations, brian. >> and how are you
how is the baby? >> childbirth is a lot harder than i ever thought that it was going to be. [ laughter ] wow. it hurts. the baby is, oh, my god, so precious and wonder. he sleeps, and he eats and he does not really cry, so i think that is a really good combination. >> yeah, bottle that up, and enjoy it. >> tell us about what happened saturday morning and how did it all go down? >> we have a good idea. >> well, it is funny because he was due on december 17th, and couple of days coming, i was like, where is he? and sure enough, it was 11:00 friday night my water broke and we ran into the hospital and he was born on december 17th right in the middle of a snowstorm. so we had to hail a cab which i assumed that you do it in new york but it is funny in the back of a cab going into labor, and then i pushed for about three hours and he was a big guy, and he didn't quite fit, so he got stuck and we ended up wh
c-section anyway. >> and by the way, watching dillon hold that baby and it is so natural, and it is wow, it is looking like you are taking to it. >> and it seems that i did not have a natural bone in my body when it comes to holding a baby and it does kick in. instincts there. >> and how are, you brian? >> i am doing good. i am learning. >> and you grabbed the camera and put in an instagram on that. and how did it go over? >> the best hailing of a cab ever. one arm, and boom. >> congratulations you guys. and sorry, dillon, but a family history of give us a little bit on the name calvin bradley. >> and okay, the history of the name, brian and i were sitting on the couch and watching tv and i think that somebody's name was calvin, and we were like, i kind of
the same time and same with bradley, and sort of, and we are trying to set him up to be a cool kid and we thought that calvin bradley was a cool start with that. >> and so, congratulations on the new family. brian and dillon, congratulations. >> thank you, guys. love you. >> and christmas coming early for our own dillon dryer.
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newsbreak. >> 7:56 is the time now on this monday morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang and we want to get to melissa for a look at the roads. >> thank you, eun. we have a couple of things happening with a vehicle fire there on the beltway as well with interloop reporting a crash on both shoulders blocking the lanes, and so that is a little bit slow. southbound 270 is a crash there, and the rest is okay, and highland boulevard with a crash there at arlington boulevard and traffic slow there. >> we will take a braeak and check the forecast next. stay with us.
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good morning the windchills down in the 20s this morning, so put the heavy coats back on. it will stay cold all day. fair amount of sunshine later after a cloudy morning. highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. any chance of raindrops comes up thursday afternoon, but even that is not a big storm. and ki yet weathq weather for fd christmas eve and day. thank you.
♪ it is 8:00 on "today the" and coming up, arctic blast with 20 mull yon people waking up to bone-chilling temperatures as the the dangerous cold snap moves east. al has the forecast. plus, do you believe? >> i literally went from inside of my body and when i shut my eyes, i would then in the next second up on the ceiling looking down at the entire room. >> natalie introduces us to people who claim they have seen the afterlife. they describe in detail their own near-death experiences. >> i knew instantly that i was in the presence of my kree crea. >> and it is a wonderful reunion. >> look, dadd
bell rings, an angel gets his wings. >> al sits down with the actors who starred as the kids in the holiday classic. >> merry christmas, daddy. >> kids! >> a homecoming 70 years in the making. today, monday, december 19th, 2016. ♪ ♪ >> merry christmas! >> go, hogs! >> merry christmas to our family in north carolina. >> we are back now.
8:00 on a monday morning and the 19th day of december, 2016. little chill in the air, but look at the size of the crowd that we have gathered out on the plaza. by the way, we are playing holiday music all week long and that is really one of my favorite holiday songs, "carol of bells u "by the transsiberian orchestra. >> i love that. >> and that is just driving. it is great. >> and this crowd is amazing by the way. and speaking of the holidays, we are looking at the entertaining, because katie lee is here, and she is going to have a prime rib dinner that she promises even an amateur could master. >> and as good with the prime rib, mashed potatoes with that. >> hmm. >> and first though, let's get a check of the top stories this morning, and here is the news at 8: 8:00. >> we begin with that
cold for much of the country. good morning to you, i'm blake mccoy in chicago where people are waking up to 10 below zero. our coldest temperatures yet this season. you can see the marina behind me icing over and even places like dallas though, they are waking up to below freezing temperatures this morning. >> reporter: bone-chilling weather and once again this morning for much of the country. the roads are slick in places like ohio where snow and freezing rain from the weekend has turned to ice. two people were killed in baltimore when this gas tanker skidded off of the highway an exploded. causing a massive pileup. airlines are working to rebook the passenger s ths this mornin many of them trying to get home for the holidays. after hundreds of igs re canceled i pl like denver and indianapolis. >> we missed the flight, and the roads are horrible. >> reporter: extreme cold did not ice out die-hard fans on football
>> reporter: in kansas city, 1 degree at kickoff tying a chief's game day record. hundreds of tickets were priced online at $2. in chicago, bears' fans braved a kickoff temp of 11 degrees ga s against the packerers, and minus 4 with the windchill. >> games like this in chicago when it is cold, this is what you get amped up for and dress for the element and just like any other sunday. >> reporter: as far as this cold is concerned, we had to get through this morning and the warmup will begin for the rest of the country. starting tuesday. and the good news is that as most people start the christmas travel week, it is looking to be a good weather week going forward. matt? >> thank you, blake. let's talk about a critical vote taking place today. 538 members of the electoral college will vote today
are expected to elect donald trump as the 45th president of the united states. protests are placed in some places to persuade some electors not to vote for trump and electors tell associated press they are getting calls and e-mails and letters urning them not to support trump. >> coming up next on trending, that that is not tinsel. one woman's shocking discovery in the christmas tree. >> and do you believe? people share their remarkable experiences of near-death experiences. >> and a then denzel washington on starring and directing the powerful new movie. but first, these messages. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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makes collect iing the baby tee easy. it is a wooden box shaped like the child's face and it is in the stores now. it also has spots for a little bit of the child's hair, and umbilical cord on amazon for about $16 and hoda, you are laughing why? >> well, it is a little bizarre and strange to keep. >> the umbilical cord. and the lock of hair and the umbilical cord. that is weird. >> you think it is creepy, also? >> yes. >> maybe the hair. >> and you find them that they are using the dna to create a new you or something. i don't like it. >> i see where you are going. >> you say that now. >> and a lot of the duplicate babies running around. >> you guys want to talk about a christmas surprise. they won't forget this. and looking at the photo, and it is looking like a normal christmas tree, right? zoom in. zoom in upper right, and that is not a piece of
and it is a tiger snake which is one of the ten most toxic animals. the snake catcher says that they are not dangerous unless you try to poke them. but in 20 minutes that guy had the snake in the bag and the christmas crisis avoided. >> i don't want any snakes! >> what is that from? >> "snake on the plane." >> and a remember it on the toilet? >> yes, and on "snakes on the plane" in the baggage compartment (this little boy stole the show between the red wings and the ducks. you know how they go around the arena with the camera and put the images up there on the jumbo screen? so they took a picture of the 2-year-old boy, and just to show you what happened when they put him up. all right.
applause. and every time they would go to someone else, they would boo until they put the kid up on again, and they went on and on, and we keep e showing it over. >> and that is a little mason reece. >> he does. >> what is the commercial -- >> what was it? >> smorgasbord. yes, the deviled ham. >> another era. >> from the mike douglas show. >> yes, i will send you a youtube. >> and now, fans have gone rogue at the box office. and rogue one, a star wars story sold out theaters across the globe and impossible to get tickets. the movie opened up with a massive haul of $2555 million which is the second biggest december opening in north america behind last year's of course, the awakened. and more spinoffs in the future and including a movie about the early years of hance sew e low. and next to my
green letting fans know that he is okay. and talking on the smart phone, and the phone explode and he hit the floor, and relax, because it is staged online. and he assured fans that he is alive and well, and that is all staged. it was a scary image to see. and stars showing off the trees, and look at e beyonce with her towering tree. and this massive tree lighting up the home of kim kardashian. and neil patrick harris giving a look into his new york apartment with he and his david taking part in "vogue's" 73 questions. and this one may be our favorite of all. >> rockefeller christmas tree. and you are ready? three, two, one. yeah! >> that is hoda's tree.
>> our very own hoda and beautiful tree. >> somebody said that it looked like the top was lost and stuck it in a little stand. >> sometimes the little trees are the best. >> yes, a charlie brown tree. >> and there you go. that is the pop star. >> thank you, carson. and now, a new series we are launching called "do you believe" looking at the afterlife. >> and natalie is out in los angeles to get us started on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, and more than 90% of people believe that there is an afterlife according to the today.com poll. but what is it? some people claim they know, because they have actually experienced it. they share incredible stories like reconnecting with deceased loved ones and the accounts are vivid and dramatic, but are they imaginary or a true glimpse into life after death? >> it is transformational. it is awesome. >> pure love. pure joy.
ecstasy, harmony. no fear. no hierarchy, but it was just so wonderful. >> it was amazing. >> reporter: the account s as a remarkable, and widespread. >> i knew that instantly i was in the presence of my kree crea >> and this life is not all there is. >> reporter: from the young to the old, tren language, kl ch culture and geography. >> it was life-changing to have the near-death experience. >> reporter: it identified barbara's journey. you were in the hospital and having a surgical procedure, and what happened? >> i was having a myelogram to inject dye into the neck. >> and it was put into the wrong area and she was flatline
>> i would shut my eyes and the next second up on the ceiling looking down at the entire room. >> reporter: the feeling like nothing she'd ever known. >> there was a feeling of the pres thaens was nence next to m. it felt like god, and felt so loving and so accepting, and so eternal. i literally looked down and said, huh. if i'm up here and my body is down there, and then i think that i must have just died. >> reporter: so you felt the presence and an aura, but you did not see anything? >> i was just watching everything happening below me. >> reporter: but she was not ready to diet barbara recalls. >> i remember calmly talking to it, and saying how much i wanted to go back into my life, because my baby daughter was only 5 months at the time and my son was 8 years old. >> reporter: and vowing to make changes in her life, barbara says she was suddenly back. i u shut my eyes on the ceiling and reopened
surgeon's face. >> reporter: and from that moment on, she was filled with love and peace and purpose. >> the loss of fear of death is so amazing. it does not matter if we prove this phenomena exists or not, but what is central is what the patient in front of us is experiencing. >> reporter: lauren bell is author of "near death in the icu." we know that when they are near death and they are revived, they will explain what they saw in exquisite detail about the process of resuscitation. >> reporter: she estimates seeing at least 50 patients fir first-hand who recounted a near-death experience. >> they may have encnve encounth loved ones who went before them or spiritual beings that fit their belief system and the extreme reluctance to come back to the physicalness after experiencing such intense love and peace. >> reporter: for many years
she began seeking out others. and she became involved with the international association of near death studies, a large organization dedicated to research, support and education. more than 15 million americans may have had a near-death experience the group estimates. >> this organization helps experiencers with acclimate ing to the near-death experience. >> is it a gift? >> it is a gift. >> reporter: barbara now runs her local chapter. >> i feel that talking about my near-death experience is what i am supposed to be doing, and the peace i am supposed to be giving. >> reporter: for someone who is possibly facing death, what do you want them to know? >> they don't need to fear it. >> reporter: and in her purpose of spreading love and hope and understanding. and doing your best to be a good person through your life here is all that you are asked to do. >> reporter: now, there areny
skeptics who believe that the klts are imaginary or hallucination or made up. barbara and those in the near death communit dt -- skeptics saying that it is true. and is there a way to prove it? scientists and doctors are conducting new are research in the field, and we will look at that tomorrow. >> fascinating. really is. >> and if it makes that woman feel at more peace. >> sure. >> and then who is to argue with that. natalie, good to see you. happy hol hdayidaholidays. >> yes. thank you. >> mr. rocher? >> things will get better after today. highs in chicago, only 14 and that is 16 degrees below average. and dallas, you are 17 degrees colder than normal, and raleigh at 38, and then we get into the mid-and the latter p
week, ta and the temperatures will normalize out, and chicago is 30, to 34 and louisville with 38, and atlanta by the latter part of the week into the mid-40s and the rest of the country for today, we have wet weather moving into the pacific northwest, and the high wind in the plain, and going into southern california and the frigid air will continue into the northern states with the crowds around the gulf coast. that is what is going on around the country, and this is what is happening in your neck of the woo woods. >> good morning, i'm chuck bell, your team 4 meteorologist. a cold wind out there and the temperatures are below freezing pretty much everywhere. and 311 in arlingt39 in gaither and we will get some more sunshine later today, but it is staying cold with the highs in mid- to upper 30s and cold weather for the game if you are going down to fedex field. and chilly, but at
>> and that jour l-- that is yor local weather. >> yes. >> and you will launch this special series "where are they now?" >> and yes, "it's a wonderful life" premiered almost 70 years ago, and so we traveled to sen eca falls to catch up. >> reporter: it has been seven decades since frank capra shared the life of the man giving up the dream to help others. and saved by a guardian angel when he needs it the most. >> i said that i wish that i'd never been born. >> reporter: the 1946 monochromatic classic starring james stewart and donna
imaginations for so long? >> it sent out a message that people needed. you watched george bailey and he went through life and he didn't think that he was doing anything special, and did the right thing and then he gets to see what life would have been like if he weren't around. >> and when it was released, it did not do that well. it was critically acclaimed with five oscar nominations, but it was not, you know, this great hit. why did it resonate to people when it was released? >> i think that one of the reasons that it was not a success when it came out is because it was marketed as a romantic comedy. >> and it is funny that you say that, because even though it ends on christmas, was it meant to be a christmas movie? >> no, it was supposed to be rehe'sed in march of 1947. >> and sin bad the sailor did not have enough copies right after the war, and so they needed to rush a film
"ut's a wonderful life" was ready. >> when you saw it the first time, what did you any? it was an emotional roller coaster and up and down with the feelings, and the tears are running down your face, but they are happy tears, because you can see what this man has gone through and how he has affected so many lives and you identify with your own life, and you real realize that this is a masterpiece. it is wonderful. >> it is a wonderful life. >> it is. >> and we have had a wonderful life. we are three really good friends. young kids grow up and just really admire each other, and love each other. >> that is sounding like the secret to longevity, friendship. >> yes, true friendship. >> and we are like brother and sister in a lot of ways. >> frank capra would squat down to us one-on-one and say, this man is your daddy and he would explain what we were to do. >> and could you give us the line, it is what everybody remember
>> daddy, teacher says that every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. >> you ever get tired of that? >> no, because i believe it. >> daddy! >> kids! >> do you think that people are looking for what this movie says now more than ever? >> absolutely. >> and even wants to feel that there is a little bit of george bailey in them, and maybe everything they do everyday does mean something and they can make a difference if they want to and that is frank capra's message to everybody, you are important. >> well, seneca falls claims that when frank capra visited their town in 1945, he was inspired to model the fictional town bedford falls after it. and pair a ra mount pictures is releasing a platinnn
edition of the classic, and the interesting thing is that even after it was released, it did not real areally get popular until the copyright expired and television stations could run it for free. and that is why it regained the popularity. >> and we wait every christmas for this one to pop back up, and listening to the line again, and she sound just like in the movie (and oddly enough now that it is back in theaters this time of the years to go see it which is a fun thing to do. >> but if you are watching the tv and flip past it, you have to stop just to see what part of the movie it is. >> and please, don't forget the mo knee. oh, no, come on, uncle billy. >> coming up, denzel washington. he has been in some pretty good movies as well. we will talk to him about his latest "fences." but first, your local news and weather.
this is a news4 today newsbrea newsbreak. >> it is 8:26 on this monday, december 19th i'm aan islet look at the roads with melissa. >> thank you, aaron. this is a overturned vehicle that arlington police are tweeting out. this is a crash of overturned vehicle and westbound lanes are shutdown, but eastbound is okay. and on massachusetts avenue, the intersection there at goldsboro road has this crash. and we have a vehicle fire as well. we will have a look at the local forecast as well.
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♪ joy to the world >> 8:30 on a monday morning the 19th day of december 2016. that is a great look out there collecting toys for the toy driv drive, and we will catch up with nia vardalos in a moment. and another extremely talented actor denzel washington who may keep him busy in the award season. >> and how are you doing with the holiday shopping? >> almost done. >> and we have some last-minute ideas that you will have for the family and friends and
>> yes. >> natalie. >> yes. and katie lee, and yum. i was mesmerized by the meat. a show-stopping holiday dinner that your guests will be talking about for days. oh, beautiful. >> and we bring in nia vardalos from "my big fat greek wedding" and she has some new things. and tell us about the new show, you play sugar? >> based and the book by cheryl strait and we are doing it in the public and the best place to work ever. >> and it is a tough ticket to get, because people are line up. >> yes,t sd , t vti ssh of tickets. >> i did not realize that "my big fat greek wedding" started out as a stage play. >> yes, i wrote a screen play and i couldn't get it produced so i just put it on the stage. >> and what
the holidays? >> i am coming to your place. >> perfect. >> and broadway, you have one day off, right? >> it is true. one day off, and you know what, that is the theater schedule and i love it. it is fun. >> and nia, thank you, and we have more of you because she is going to co-host the 9:00 hour. and mr. roker a check of the weather. >> thank you. we will see what we have for you sh you, and starting a wolfe the week ahead, wet weather and showers on the west coast, and wet weather in the middle of the country, and then later in the week, we will have more snow in rockies and chilly throughout much of the country to start the week, and as the week wears on, the warmer weather is doing to make its way to much of the country, and especially along the eastern seaboard and the great
that is what is going on in your part of the country. and here is what is happening in your neck of the woods. iwainon, it is 31 and colder out here in the suburbs. mid-20s in montgomery county and winchester and martinsburg as well. these clouds will stin out a ss we iw se pe30 a c e lifre head to f fld onac ne 44 tomorrow. >> get that weather any time you need it by checking out the weather channel on cable. >> thank you, mr. roker. denzel wagt is-- washington is two-time oscar winner, and he stars in and plays a sanitation worker in pittsburgh in 1957 with his wife and son in "p fences." take a look. >> i told the mother baby, i n
want to be your man and what did you tell him, rose. >> i said if you are not the marrying kind, then move out of the way so that the marrying kind can. >> and that is what she said, move out of the way, and let me find a husband. >> and two to three days later i was back. >> no, it was the same night. >> and i said okay, but i will buy me a rooster and put him in the backyard and when he sees a stranger come he is going to flap the wings and grope. >> pleasure. i have known you long enough that i don't have to flatter you, fair? >> fair. >> and i have told a lot of people this that the only time i have seen a actor disappear in a role, is you playing malcolm x, and i watched this last night and i got the same kind of a feeling. i watched you disappear into troy maxwell. >> thank you. >> fair? >> fair. >> why did you like him so much? >> because we had the luxury of 114 performances on broadway. and
greatest writers in american theater history, and so that the characters are rich and full, and once you find them, and even when you find them, there is always new things to discover. it is a testament to his great writing. >> with your career and the resume and all of the incredible movies that you have been in and i could go through the laundry list of them, you have said that this is the best material that you have worked with? >> period. with the possible exception of "a soldier's play" which is also pulitzer prize winning. and now i have great roles and scripts, but raw material, this is the best by far. >> and raw is a good word, because troy is a raw character. he can go from being jovial to incredibly bitter at another. and it is right below the surface with him, and give the audience of a sense of why the bitterness is there. h
didn't make it to the major leagues, and he is not to mention that because he got locked up, but his frustration for him to not make it is taken out on his son and everybody else around him. >> and when i watched you go to the place of bitterness, i am thinking that you must be able to connect to that to portray that. so how do you get yourself in the mindset as the guy who has lived a wonderful life. >> that is the brilliance of the writing. it is all there, and it is like shakespeare and in fact, it is called american shakespeare, because that emotion and that psychological situation is all in the words. if you play it, it is there. >> and scott rueden came to you a long time ago. >> yes, several years ago. >> and talked to you about act ing in this or directing it or both and you hesitated. i am curious why if the material is rich in aus gust wilson's words. >> well, i did not hesitate. i had not read the ay
had seen the play with james earl jones and cory vance, and i saw it more through cory's eyes because i was closer to his age and when he said do you want to do the play, i said okay. and let me raise the money, and give me a couple of days and we were one of the most nominated dramas in the history of the tony's, and won the great ards and sohei ewhai alrdythwaa ea play and tn kn, ayi lay the part. >> it has been said that august wilson when it was, he was approach and said that maybe it is a great movie one day, he had one requirement, and he said that i would like an african-american to direct it. >> yes. >> and after directing it and starring in it, do you know why he said that? >> culture. i have said it before. scorcese could have directed schindler's list, and spielberg would have done a good job on "goodfellas" and it is so easy to say race, but it is culture.
but it is about the cultural difference. i know what a woman's hair sm l smells like when it is hot combed or with the hot comb or the hot iron on a sunday morning. there are cultural differences, and you have to understand those really know those cultural differences to approach this work. >> unfortunately, i did not get to see you in this on broadway, but having watched this last night, i can tell people to go site. >> yes. because it is great, great writing and i won't say that it is tougher, but you do have to listen. you know, he is a word smith. and to ben host, i need the audience, because i have a deal with hbo and i plan to produce them all, but this is first, and so we have to put the best foot forward. >> well, if word of mouth counts for anything, count me in. >> thank you. >> and we want to telyo
it's time to bring back the holidays with t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods. we are back now at 8:40 with the stress-free holiday edition of stuff we love christmas. it is only six days away and now, our style expert is here with the last-minute gift ideas. and chassy, is there still time? >> yes, everything here you can get before christmas. >> and one of the favorite segments is elves to help us to bring in the gifts that you will sho show. and so we start out with london and lane, and what do they have? >> yes. they have the fun in functional, hoda. first, the mighty purse. this is a purse that charges your phone. >> genius. >> eureka, right? and iha
reare charge the phone twice. these are by h. butler and get them at ebags.com. and another genius tech idea. guys, these are wireless beanies. >> no, they are not. >> and hoda, you can walk out in the morning, and connect to bluetooth, and do your exercising, and any device that is bluetooth compatible, and they have speakers in the hat. >> that is so for me. >> and london and lane, thank you. >> and you can get these at amazon. >> thank you. and you can wheel yours off. and you know who is coming up? lane and anna arrived from the plaza warming up. hello, guys. perfect. >> and you have just pushed in probably the coolest gift for any teen or and a adult that i have to say. because i would love these. >> what is this? >> these are the cat earphone, hoe dax and they light up, and so you can use them as the headphones, but you can see in the little ears here, it can become party headquarters because they are speer
>> wait a minute. >> from brookstone starting at $99 clrz r and they have the ariana grande version. >> and the hit of the party, what is this? >> this is for the person on the list who wants to be the coolest person on the snowhill, and this is a snow tube from always fits.com, and $30 and it is giant. and then they have snow cones and polar bears. this is perfect. >> all right. awesome. thank you, guys. >> all right. >> you want to take this off. >> and straight on over. >> and thank you. >> i see evan coming off, and he is warm fromhela. >odev. >> greajo >> he is bringing us the gift of grub. but when in doubt, give us some great food. and hoda, have you had jenny's ice cream, but it is delicious and they deliver it straight to your door. two holiday collections, the sugar and spice collection and the splendid holiday collection, and --
sandwiches? you want one? sure? positive. all right. >> and you can get them at shop jen jenny's.com, and one of the flavors is spiked with rose, hoda. and this is from american indian purveyors for the person who refuses to stop eating the bacon jerky and the whiskey, hazelnut whiskey cookies and fluffer nutter. >> and thank you for all you did there. and now, janelle is coming out. gorgeous. yo you. >> and check out the leggings, hoda. >> wait. these are the very own custom leggings. >> stop it. >> these from amazon.com, and you get them from jpeg drawings to create
charm necklace and these are so fabulous and we have some b-roll to show what happens to these. there is a hidden message on here when you spin, hoda, you can see the beautiful hidden message that says blessed and peace and love and they are gorgeous. get them from nordstrom.com for $68 or luluk.com. >> and do we have an entire family coming out? >> yes. >> and now, come on, p.j.s. i love it. >> yes. >> i love it. >> and we have lilly and marty. u mean, this is a holiday party. these from the company store.com starting at $19 and flying off of the shelf, so if you want a family holiday pajama moment, you have to get crack iing. >> all right. a few more things on the show. you are awesome, and don't leave us. >> all right. >> and now, these are matt and natalie have great gifts to give back. >> yes, in
original and so you go to today.com, and you can still get these as the last-minute gifts and we have matt's shinola passport cases and the money goes to the detroit public school academy, and these reeboks that natalie designed for boys and girls and they go to bos which is bringing our kids success. and so it is fabulous. >> we love every single thank the you brought, and the jammies i love. and even more, and even more ideas on the website. you need to check those out. in the kitchen, katie lee is going to be cooking up a classic. but first, this on nbc.
thank you for joining us. >> happy holidays. >> you had me for prime rib. >> every man that works here are going to be in the kitchen after this. >> and talk about the ingredients. >> we have the prime rib and the key is to ask the butcher to cut it off of the bone and tie the bone back on. >> how do you do that? >> cooking on the bone, but it is easier after you cook it to slice it. super simple. garlic and salt and pepper is all you need. for the gravy, flour, beef stock, cherry and vinegar and dee john mtard. >> and so this is what you to make little slits to put the slices of garlic and you want to do that? >> yes. >> how much do you need? >> a few pieces on each side, oso when it goes on the oven and the fat starts to cook, it will baste itself in the garlic flavor. >> and you did that so my fi
garlic all day long. >> yes. >> and the salt crust, and this is going to look like a lot of salt, but this meat needs it. so salt and pepper, and mix it altogether, and put it all over the prime rib and you want to make crust around it. this is going to the sit for about 30 minutes. >> it is important, sint? you need to rest in this position. >> and for a couple of hours if you'd like, but take it out of the refrigerator for 30 minutes and let it come to room temperature before it comes in the oven. >> and you put it in the nice big roasting pan and you have room around it? >> that way, you will have even cookg. so t ithovch is at 450 degrees, and that is going to give it a nice sear on the outside, but as soon as it goes in, you want to turn it down to 350 so that it will cook lower and slower and you will get the nice even cook iing. >> and up front, professional tasters. >> and oh, my gosh. >> and this is terrific. >> and i mean, all it
the salt and pepper, and man, this is crazy. >> and carson and al have died and bone to heavgone to heaven >> you take it out, and 120 degrees and then let it rest. so while it rests, let's make the gravy. the brown bits here and quarter of a cup of the fat left in the pan. add to it, flour, and cook the flour for a minute until the flour flavor cooks out. and matt, pour in the beef stock. so you pour in the beef stock and you can't ever have too much gravy, because everybody loves, that and you want to whisk this and get all of the flour mixed in and stir in the dijon mustard and you put in thyme
mare ri, and then you take out the herbs and the garlic. >> and this is a gravy. >> you don't have to strain it. but add in a tablespoon of sherry vinegar at the end to cut through the fat to make it taste good. >> can i do the unveiling? look at the crust there. and how is the gravy, guys? >> oh, my god. >> and the best part is that hoda is putting down the base layer for the fourth hour with the red wine. >> all right. >> and then you just -- slice it thick or thin? >> well, i like it thin, because it is a rich cut of meat, and you don't need a lot. >> and serving it with the the mashed potatoes. >> yes, and the reservoir for the gravy in there. >> and this is the favorite part of the bones to put them back underneath the broiler. >> and fantastic prime rib dinner and if you want this recipe go to today.com/food. we will be back in a moment. >> are you going the eat that? >> yes, i am.
and tonight, i am kicking i off about a library on the bronx who every week packs up the books and goes to the local homeless shelter and reads to the kids. it was so fun to be there with him. and we have an entrepreneur to donate the families for families to reconnect, and we have stories along the way, and as i said, popular franchise, and we offer the people to offer the ideas and logon to the nightly news facebook page and come up with the idea, because we need to be uplifted. >> just what the doctor ordered. >> yeah. >> and later in the week, we have a series on curing the common cold. manx you sound like you are sufg a little bit. >> i thought that you guys had that. >> you okay? well, we will have it next week probably [ laughter ] >> and yeah, greatmentgreatment happy holidays, lester. >> and next hour, what
look forward to? >> well, we will go inside of the celebrity holiday moments, and singer tori kelly is going to be performing live and so much more. >> so much more. >> as we get people ready for your hour at 10:00. this is a news4 today newsbreak. >> 8:56 is the time now on this monday, december 19th, 2016. i'm eun yang and we want to check in on the roads with melissa. and what are you seeing? >> this is reopened westbound at highlands with the picture that was tweeted out a short time ago, and it is out of the way, and things are slowly recovering ther
good morning, everybody. after a cloudy start to the day, things are improving quite a bit. northbound here, and a few clouds across northern maryland and the skies here in northwest washington are getting bluer and bluer by the minute. and your fingers will be blue if you are not careful. it is still below freezing and not much of a warmup coming our way today at all, and we will only reach the mid- to upper 30s at the most. bundle up. >> thank you, chuck. get the news any time at the nbc news washington app. have a nice day.
this morning on this morning on "today" it s is opah with nia vardalos and also, get cooking with kris jenner this morning. >> from nbc news, this is today's take. live from studio 11a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to the monday morning december 19th, 2016. c tamron is off, and we have jenna bush hagar and we have a big star with us. we v
producer and star behind "my big fat greek wedding" and "my big fat greek with wedding ii" nia vardelos. >> and you have been a friend of the show for so long. >> i am trying to get a co-hosting gig. >> and you are at broadway at the public theater starring in" t theny beautiful things." >> yes, directed by thomas kale and based on a book by cheryl strad, and she let me adapt it and have a play at the theater. >> and it is a tough ticket. >> yes, a tough ticket, and my sister was like, why didn't you come, and i said, well, i have two kids, and you did not invite me, but she said that you were so terrific. >> thank you. that is nice. >> and in the show, you get tattoos. >> yes, the nails are a mess hand i have tattoos. >> do you have tattoos in real life? not to be too personal?
soon, a al, and we will be n naked. >> oh, no, what happened? >> and julia puts me on these in the show, and see this, none, aed then we brout piurto yowh s ds. yeah, s, e ts it on me every night for the show, and that is what i get to wear in the show, and basically pajamas. >> that is what i wear in my real life. >> and thomas kale directed "hamilton" as well, and no, he is heavy. >> wow. >> and not in weight. >> no, he is slim, and no tattoos either and ki vouch for that. and he decided on the look, and the approach to the show, a he gave me the book. and so cheryl strade has been a part of thpresani t ad it, and here we are on stage. >> that is so cool and great. and what are you doing for christmas? a big fat greek christmas planned? >>
first time ever and going to be really nice. and snow, we are hoping for it. >> and not that much. >>ourki e gh person. >> always ask al for the weather advice. >> and yes. >> the only person. >> exactly. >> and we have only one day off from the theater, and so it is first year that i am not cooking. >> how are refreshing. >> so if you want to bring it over, i'm open. >>ed a picture of your mom sending you cookies? >> yes, she sent me greek cookies in a giant feta cheese container. >> and you know that i'm a cheese addict so i might have been disappointed with by that. >> that is greek tupperware, because at any point, you can say, oh, ice cream, and oh, no it is something else. >> and we had a margarine containers and growing up and various things like that, that were repurchased. and p my mom would save meat
>> and they give you something and they would say, i want that back, and you are like, mom, it is a margarine contai l righty. >> and all right. let's get caught up on the weekend and as we mentioned dylan dreyer and her husband brian fiscera had their baby boy. look at that. they are so beautiful. >> look. >> and 8 pounds and 3 ounces and very fitting that calvin was born in the middle of a snowstorm on saturday. >> i love it. i am going to visit her and i can't wait to see her. >> and ironically, our meteorologist here at the today show don sunikas birthday is saturday and so a true meteorologist there. >> and we love you, dylan, and baby. >> yes, missy. >> and you got to see it. >> and savannah had a baby and i got to meet him this weekend and i held him for an hour
to totally overstayed our welcome and henry came with me and he is the cutest and i thought about kidnapping him sh, because i wad him so badly. he is all i want for christmas. >> and listen, you are a good friend ando erhe, d ssa, u venoer baby and i will take this one. >> and i said, my son is so handsome and when they sent that pi picture they said j.b. and the son. and you know what, charlie, you can be any son any day. it makes me kind of want another baby, which is something that i have not said out loud. >> have you mentioned it to henry? >> no, but if he is watching or if he wants to watch online maybe. >> and he just got the coffee. >> henry, open up the kennel, because she is coming home. >> wow, i turned red. this is what blushing looks like. oops. okay. >> and mela. >> yes. aou
today. >> and vail is a vanna's other child who i am not going to kidnap, and vail and mela were in a padgett pageant, and they t i have to show it on the phone, because it is such a bad quality, but i have oshow it, and it is raeally bad quality. >> turn it this way. >> and there they are, and there is mela in the green dres and vail, and she is about to do something that her mother used to do in a minute. >> drink? >> oh, al. wait, she is about to. and ready? one, two, three -- oh, y'all, this is like -- maybe it is the wrong video. don't you love watching other children's videos. >> well, it is very cute. >> well, you can't see vail. and the whole point of the video is that mela lifts her skirt and it was not in that video. o
>> and i am glad that i could show that. and nothing more torturous than show showing other children and videos. >> no, being a parent, and okay, do your kids do, and are t old eugtoe t a recitalse music are recitals and when your child is the first or the second nern pe in the are recital and then you have the stay, and your child is not that great to begin with, and the oth kids are just as bad. >> and you know what happens to me, too, and they say, well, you are an actor and let me show you my kid because i think that they should be an actor and i have to sit through. >> and that is sort of what i just did. >> no, you are not going to ask me to be an agent. >> and i was a crazy stage mom, and both savannah and i were like this. and we do the hands. >> and my face hurts from smiling when i see my daughter do anything. >> and everything. >> and this weeke we took our holiday photo which is now going to be p
and lee la in the middle. >> that is from "christmas vacation." >> no, "home alone." >> and i love that you said every holiday movie ever. and deborah arranged the ugly christmas sweaters and we took them. >> i didn't know it was a tradition, because we just wear them. >> naturally. >> yes. >> and our church is part of the group in a foundation called the osborne foundation that mentors children whose parents are incarcerated and so it was a santa's helper this weekend giving out the gifts and my son nick was my elf and we had a good time of that and i thought that we had a picture of that. >> and do people recognize al roker in a santa outfit? >> well, that is not. >> and who? >> and just thinking for anybody younger mi
>> they don't? >> no, they would not put the two of us together. >> i would recognize you. >> and basically, because we watch you every morning. >> and with the beard and the bangs, and everything. >> and so what do you do? you take the presents to children? >> we bring the presents to kids who have asked for specific thing, and santa has those presents, and these children are so wonderful, and so many of them, you know, they want to do well, and they are just terrific kids and it is a nationwide oorganization called osborne foundation, and donate if you can. and as we mentioned earlier, nia is playing an advice columnist in the new show" theny beautiful things" and so we want advice on the holiday etiquette questions that people in the plaza had. okay. reach in, and nia, you can grab a question. >> okay. let's see, take this one, and oh, there is two. okay. this one. here's the question, what do you do when you get a gift that you absolutely don't li
south carolina. okay. here is what you do. oh, my god. where'd you get it? and then you can take it back. >> through yo go. >> the next one. what do you do when the friend you agreed not to exchange gifts with gets you something anyway. susie in south reading, virginia. this person, it is all about giving and they want to give you something and take it and you can regift it back to her next year when you make that agreement. >> all right. thank you. appreciate it. up next, ho, ho, ho holy secret, batman. wait until you see what one celebrity was giving out this christmas after these messages. ? ? why does your tummy go "grumbily, grumbily, grumbily"? why is it all (mimics a stomach grumble) no more questions for you! ooph, that milk in your cereal was messing with you, wasn't it? yeah, happens to more people than you think...
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i'and thanks to target, i got to the after party - this nice little outfit just in time using order pickup. stay fresh! get last minute gifts with order pickup at target. we are back with today's take, and my gosh, can you imagine having bill gates as your secret santa? >> okay. this is a reddit user finding out that bill gates is not a bad secret santa. and red it has hosted the biggest secret santa exchange in the world and it is opened to anyone online. >> and so they recommend $20. okay. a $20 gift. mr. gates sent a package of gifts including the xbox and three wireless xbox controllers and the nintendo classic and a cookbook and a
himself. that, my friend, is pretty good. and the dog. he sent the dog, too. >> when i heard this morning, i had to say, that we know that it is the bill gates or could it be bill gates from minnesota perhaps? >> and the microsoft stuff gives it away. >> or the framed picture, and it is not bill gates, somebody went to great lengths to e pretend to be bill gates. >> that is amazing. i love the dog sitting off to the side like, huh? >> but who pulls bill gates, and what do you think they got him? >> well, a picture of themselves. >> that is fair. >> and what would you get him? >> a picture of me. i don't know. and yeah, get him a mac. an apple product. >> maybe. maybe not that funny. >> all right. >> and so, today, busiest shipping day of the year. and so if you have not ordered the christmas gifts yet, you are officially running late. this is the b
u.s. postal service, and 750 million packages delivered this holiday season up 12% from last yea year. >> okay. and have you done your holiday shopping? >> i got it done earlier because of the play and i started to shop in october and everybody got jack-o'-lanterns this year. >> you are on it this year. >> and i had to get going early, and my husband i get him a weed wacker which is a ear trimmer and he breaks it and by him a new one. >> but it is multiple purpose, because he is using it on the nose. >> and right now your husband and mine are drinking coffee going -- >> well, you didn't say to your husband, do you want another child. >> and that is in the last part when we have buttopped that up, right. >> and i wanted to make sure, have you changed your mind? >> i want one, but he has changed his mind about the whole marriage. >> oh, no.
on that. >> well, i hope not. i love hank hagar. >> and let's get him on the phone, and do you want to frank hank hagar. >> and yeah after the weather, we will see if we can get him on the phone. and now, first of all, look at the difference of the temperature temperatures here in the east from 24 hours ago. ne cow 2 degrees from this time yesterday. atlanta, 36 degrees colder and it is 34 now. and memphis, 16 degrees right now, and it is 10 degrees cooler, but the good news is that we are going to be seeing the warmer temperatures and right now cold but as we get into the midweek period things will warm up, and that is much, much better and even better news for all of you folks traveling other than the pacific northwest early in the week, the rest of the week, weather-wise, no problems as far as the travel weather is concerned, but i can't speak to the who you are traveling with, but the travel weather is going to be
that is what is going on around the country, but this is what is happening in your neck of the woods. >> after a ocold and cloudy start, we are starting to get the sunshine across the area, but it remains cold outside. below freezing in the western suburbs and upper 20s in the shan nen doe a wa valley, and planning out the rest of the day, more sunshine, but the afterni hoos in the mid- to upper 30s today, and cold weath weather at the game if you are headed tout fedex field. another chilly datomoow, with the high near 40 and back the near 50 by wednesday and thursday. >> and that is your latest weather. coming up, lifestyles of the rich and that is your latest weather. coming up the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and wait until you see how kris jenner went all out for the holidays coming up next. iracle. hey! hey! ♪ this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ♪
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if you ever wanted to know thou stars lived, get ready for a serious case of house envy, because we will go inside of some incredible homes. >> here to go on the open house tour is amy adams. >> and let's get started with the kardashians and kris jenner went gonzo on this? >> yes, a professional team of 20 people who decorate the house. >> and how many? >> 20 people. pros. wait until you see the people working. we took an exclusive sneak peek for tie jest.com which we are showing here, and it is 20 people decorating f
chic. and the ever greens there, and the red bear that you saw a glimpse of and 10,000 lights strung, and massive peppermint balls and lollip pops that you can see there up top, and the garland galore. and eight nutcrackers outside and it is pretty major. >> all right. >> and eight nutcrackers there. >> wow. why am i not surprised. and how about mark anthony? sglel with, this is the case of house envy, and the compound in the dominican republic and ultimate retreat, and the massive property that sleeps 24 people. it has civilians and guest bungalows and cabanas and a swimming pool. >> it is looking like a resort. >> it is his own personal resort, and manmade beach, and movie theater and very good to be one of the friends. >> swim-up bar. >> yes, the sports bar pavilion and absolutely incredible (that is spectacular. >> and what about
>> yes, his family lives in north carolina, but this is what you are getting a sneak peek in the art digest of their home here in new york that they live in when they are in the city with the two kids. >> a racecar set, of course. >> and they have go-carts and racecar racecars and the video that you can see, and he has trm fami a butulkids, and you will get a little sneak. >> and the pretty in pink bedroom. >> and bunk beds and very new york, and one bedroom for the girls and cute as can be. >> and you also profiled the home of actress jessica chastain. >> yes, and glamorous, and very new york, and rich and luxurious with six fireplaces and the dream apartment for a new yo yorker. look at that, jukebox and six fireplaces, and it belonged to lauren bacall back in the day. and old world charm. and beautiful copper tub in the bathroom and super glamorous there. >> and look at that. >> it reflects jessica
>> and she is an amazing actress. >> and great house. >> and one more tub she can do that cialis commercial. thank you so much. and just ahead h, have yourself a stress-free holiday with the four-ingre four-ingredient slow cooker recipe that your gues w r. oh. >> delicious. >> you had me at ham. >> yeah. >> really good.
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>> okey doke k, and we are downo the holiday weekend coming upment and now with two simple r recipes one of our faves today's food contributor elizabeth. and good to see you. >> honey, so good to be here. and i have to tell you, listen, i woke up in a cold sweat, because i cannot believe that i am bringing my tacky meatballs to the today show, but i am doing it lt it is the simplest most effective way to win a party. >> what is this? >> meatballs and grape gel ily and cayenne -- >> this is store bought? >> yes, and it is that much easier and chili
and take the grape jelly and put it in the crockpot, and these thi things are as tacky as the christmas sweater. >> but they are good. >> it is not any tackier, but it does not matter, because if your party goes to hell in a hand basket and you are zering these meatballs, then you are all set. >> so if you open it up, is satan in there? >> well, it is a rough hand basket i am telling you. and so we add the meatballs in the crockpot and and we do that for three to four hours. now, you canley the leave them, don't want to put a crockpot out, and i talk them out and put it in a chafing dish. okay. that is where we are different, a al. and this is the coca-cola and brown sugar and do i need to say anymore? >> well, you had me at a fork. and now sh, this glas
so we have the brown sugar in here, and add the coke, and little bit of the mustard and a spicy brown mustard is w wonderful. and then we have a little bit of the orange zest and orange juice and the key to the ham is that we want to baste it. you will want to baste it about three times during the cooking process, and like overdo it, because i want some of the base to get on the bottom of this pan, and it is going to caram caramelize and so that at the end, the last phase is almost like we are painting the ham. have you ever? i mean. >> it is beautiful. >> the most beautiful ham. >> it sounds like the ellen game, have you ever. and that is a professional dish here. >> yes, it is. >> and you can get these results at home. >> and what is this? >> the jezebel sauce, and in the south, we call it the harlot, but i don't know why, but the recipe has been passed around as much as the offering
>> and i was very nervous. >> and when the men leaf, t -- leave the party, that is all they are talking about is the jezebel sauce. >> it is so good! >> and this is the way to take care of the kids. i have grown kids out of diapers. >> and what is this? >> a pi men toe cheese puff pastry roll. you take the pi men toe cheese and take the u puff pastry roll, and roll it up and slice it. >> this is a bonus, and we said two, but it is three. you sneaky devil. >> all of the recipes, you can do ahead of time. and the ham, two days away, and the meatballs can sit in the refr refrigerator for days. so i should not be embarrassed? >> no, not for you one bit. >> and elizabeth will help you the win christmas. >> i am seriou
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> grammy nominated singer tori kelly is known for the powerful vocals and these days she is lending the voice to a timid teenaged elephant in the new elephant "sing" and her character is trying very hard to with be less fashionable. ♪ happy birthday dear grandpa ♪ happy birthday to you >> oh. >> what? come on, make your wish. >> i wish you'd join a choir. >> and in a minute, tori is going to perform a tune from the "sing" soundtrack, and what is it like to see yourself on the big screen sort of. >> well, it is strange, very strange, and i never thought
elephant, but i always wanted to do the voiceand so this is a dream come true for me. >> and you say you are like the character, because she is very shy. >> yes, and i know that i would be like nina and so i knew that it was time for me to grow out of it and do what i know i wanted to do. >> what are you performing? >> and in is from are the movie soundtrack "don't worry about a thing" from stevie wonder. >> okay. great. take it away. ♪ ♪ everybody's got a thing ♪ but some don't know how to handle it ♪ ♪ always
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so if you feel like the holidays snuck up on you this year, like i so if you feel like the holidays snuck up on you like i do, there is time to add some decor to make your house look festive. >> we have some easy dyi holiday hacks. good morning, marie. >> good morning. starting in the kitchen? >> reyes, christmas is a week away, and if you not had a chance to get the tree up, downsize. it is festive to decorate and less expensive and this is my kit chi -- kiche christmas tree, and so i used cookie cutters and these are easy to reuse in your children's rooms. pink or blue. >> i feel l h
yankees on the tr earrings on the tree, and decorated. >> improvise. i love some of the old ornaments and i don't want to throw them away, but if you group them together, you just turn the broken side over, and put on the nice metallic flatter, and here you go. another center piece on the fly, a bowl. >> in is like a pyrex dish. >> and so you just put this in there -- >> these are the mardi gras beads. >> yes, and the center pieces should be low, and so, you can see across. >> yes. >> and add some of the ornaments that my kids made. >> you did that in 30 seconds. >> right from the bag and the storage and cutting the ribbon that has wire in it is the easiest way to dress up the table. >> and you know what else? i am obsessed with this, and tell me about the holiday cars.s >> i have a hard time throwing them away, because they are so pretty, and i love thek
from school, and cut the tops of the cards off a and this wurngs i laminated and made a nice place mat which is great for the kids who come to visit and messier and keeps their place neater. >> and laminator, you can get for under $30. >> and if you laminate it at kinkos or your local fedex. >> and can you change my driver's license? >> well, maybe, we can try. >> and i don't know about that. i am up for the challenge. >> and to make them into gift bags, and here is the card. >> and i am doing that this year. great tip. >> and now, the merry mantle makeover and these are my children from the years and a great way to makeover the mantle is to use the same photos. >> is this your oldest child? >> yes, and the most poor ly behaved, right? >> and he may be on the naughty
and the gold frames and use metallic and red and simple solution is if you don't have the same color of frames, can of spray paint to put them together. and then a banner that we personalized. i made it quickly, and so these are the heavy duty craft foam to do today's take, and you can do joy to the world or whatever you want on the globe here. and whatever your favorite holiday thing s and the mantle is made over, and things that you have, and get the kids involved. >> and you know who is crafty in my play is natalie williams torres and she will make anything. and james philip brandon and also will everybody on the show. >> and so i want you to show them up. ok okay. so one of you do this one and one of you this time. >> and we don't have much time. >> and this is a simple snow globe makeover. this is a jar and throwing it on
thanks to the thanks to generosity of our viewers and partners we have sent gifts to children all over the country. our lovely co-host was our ce b celebrity of this morning collecting goodies for annual toy drive with nia vardelos and no now, welcome to destiny and shawn and all of you, and you are doing great and i understand that you have a lovely donation for us. >> we do. and so we are supposed to be here, and we have been parti participating in the toy drive for nine years, and great.
value of about $250,000. >> wow. that is so important that we remember some of the older kids who are having needs for this stu stuff. >> yes, sure. and when actually sort of colle seld anti-aging products for the women and nine, and so also these fabulous lip glosses for somebody like destiny who will be looking beautiful and deshawn in terms of the anti-aging products (thank y s products. thank you u, and we appreciate your donations to children and teens. make sure you go to today.com/donation. >> and thank you for joining us, nia. >> and we can hang out. coming up is kathie lee and hoda. >> so much fun.
this is a news4 newsbreak. >> 9:57 is the time now on this december 19th, 2016. we have a update on the breaking story following on the metro, and the metro transit police have a suspect in custody after a stabbing outside of the dunn-loring merryfield metro station. they say a man stabbed another man and fled on the train. the victim sat the hospital, but expected to be okay. now, we will check the forecast with storm 4 team meteorologist chuck
about today, you need the winter jacket on. if you are going to redskins' game, you are going to need to layer up going out to fedex. up to near 50 by wednesday and the next chance for a shower or two is late thursday, but not a big deal. and friday and saturday, the big travel days, everything is nice and quiet. the odds of a white christmas are less than one percent. >> thank you, chuck. coming up news4 midday, we will have a live report from the yacht clubhouse where it was destroyed by fire. we will see you on midday news at 11:00.
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>>nn from nbc news, this is today with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio # 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. happy funday monday december 19th, and so happy that you are joining us today. and welcome home, baby, that is from fifth harmony. >> and going to work, that is great. >> and we will have more news about them and more buzz. >> if you want the smoky eye or the sexy