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good morning. breaking news. deadly attacks in europe. the man suspected of plowing a in europe. the man suspected of plowing a truck, a man from pakistan. at least 12 people killed, dozens injured and authorities believe it was most likely terrorism. while in turkey, investigators try to figure out what motivated a 22 police officer to as sas nate a russian ambassadassassi r ambassador. knowing that we have made it this far,
and in many ways, i believe we've thrived. there is a weight that is lifted. >> what she is saying about the obama legacy, the 2016 race and whether she would ever consider running for office. caught on tape, a never before seen interrogation video, accused murderer, robert durst. >> if i tell you what i know, that answers your questions, what can you possibly do for me? >> why his attorney over its release. and the candid prince. prince harry opens up about the death of his mother, princess diana. >> i never dealt with what really happened. there were a lot of buried emotions. >> he says after years of grief, that tragedy brought new meaning to his life, today, tuesday, december
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah gun it -- gun three. good morning, hoda joining us while savannah begins on maternity leave. let's get to our top story this morning. security being stepped up across europe after the attacks in germany and turkey. we'll begin in berlin, where a suspect deliberately ran a truck into holiday shoppers. investigators are still at that scene right now. we're moving that truck overnight, and nbc's ann thompson is in berlin this morning. good morning, ann. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it is a gray day here in berlin to match the city's mood. it's centuries old, marched by an act
the truck that was a mass murder weapon, driven in a rampage into a berlin christmas market. a suspect, seen here with his head covered, was arrested and is being questioned by police. ploel media identified him overnight as naved b, arriving nearly a year ago and already known to police for minor offenses. those reports could not be immediately confirmed by nbc news. a passenger in the truck was pronounced dead at the scene, believed to be the original driver of the truck. police said the driver crashed into the crowd intentionally, calling it a suspected terror attack. the truck pulled into the market at speeds without warning, and with deadly force. killing 12 people and injuring up to almost 50 more, barrelling through the market at 40 miles per hour. amateur video at the scene showing chaos, onlookers horrified. >> it went just past me,as
girlfriend. i think it missed me by three meters, missed her by five. >> it was right in front of us. it was so close, crushing through people, crushing through, pulling the lights down, it went dark. >> reporter: victims taken away on stretchers. the deadly truck attack in nice apparently serving as a template for indiscriminate killings. german leader, angela merkel, addressing her country, saying this crime will be punished as harshly as the law allows. while on social media, messages of condolences say "pray for germany." there is a growing memorial, makeshift memorial here and across the city of berlin, chris mi -- christmas markets are closed out of respect for the victims. >> ann, thank you very much. shawn henry is former assistant director with the
shawn, good morning. >> good morning. >> it is striking the similarities in berlin and what we saw in nice, france. it appears that terrorists have settled on a formula that is very effective for him, and yet a tactic that is very deadly for innocent civilians. >> that's right, matt. you know, the isis leadership have called for extremists to take up whatever weapon they can against the west. you don't have to come to the middle east. you don't have to come to syria or iraq. if you can't get your hands on a bomb or a weapon, use whatever you have at your disposal. these vehicles are ubiktous. anybody that can drive can potentially use it as a weapon to in fleflict mass casualties. >> when we see sophisticated plots, shawn, we're troubled by how any group of people could put something like
but it is almost the opposite here. it is the simplicity of this that is so disturbing. >> that's exactly right. anybody who wants to support the cause can do it with relatively ease. they don't need a lot of training. they don't need the ability to use a sophisticated weapon, and they can support the cause by using relatively simple tactics here. we also see the ease of which people can be radicalized with the use of social media. the ability to reach into people's living rooms where ever they are to touch those that may be disenfranchised and easily suspectable to the islamic rhetoric. >> that begs the question, as we are in the middle of the holiday season, and there are gatherings in cities and towns across the country. how do you even begin to protect against something like this here at home, short of barricading every gathering or stationing heavily armed law enforcement officials that every time we
cellbrandts. >> that's not the society we want to live in. we saw what happened over thanksgiving in new york where there were concerns that there might be an attack similar to what we saw in nice. there were barricades put up. the nypd and the fbi, terrorism task force coordinated to have sanitation vehicles blocking certain intersections. we know they're constantly looking for mass gatherings, looking for symbolic celebrations. they're looking to hit soft targets where there is little to no security. this requires the abilities of law enforcement and intelligence communities to try to identify in advance so they can intervene and mitigate the actors before they can launch these types of attacks. you're not going to be able to defend against every attack, particularly in an open society we live in. >> shawn henry, thank youe
now to another shocking scene of terror, caught on cam are, and we should warn you, the images are very graphic and disturbing. russian's ambassador to turkey, assassinated by a gunman as he spoke at an art exhibitions. chief correspondent, richard engle has the late dest on that. good morning, rich a rd. >> reporter: good morning. russia has agreed to cooperate, a team of russian investigators has arrived here in turkey to figure out if the assassin was working on his own or part of a group. as flowers are placed by the russian embassy, security has been tightened in ankara, especially in areas seen as potential targets, including the u.s. embassy. last night, an older man armed with a shotgun tried and failed to enter the american embassy, firing the weapon in the air. his motives are unclear. he was arrested by turkish police, and the state
that incident came just hours after, and only a couple of miles away from the well-planned assassination of russian's ambassador to turkey. the ambassador, andrey karlov, was speaking, and that's the assassin about to shoot him in the back. the gunman shouted, "god is great" in arabic. as journalists feared for their lives, the gunman said the assassination was revenge for the russian and syrian military offenses in aleppo. the assassin, who was killed in a shootout by police, was later identified as a turkish policeman, off duty at the time. turkish authorities say he used his credentials to enter the russian sponsored exhibit, blend in with security personnel and attack. the street where the russian ambassador was killed will be
the u.s. embassy and the american consulate are closed for security reasons. >> all right, richard, thank you very much. also this morning, we have exclusive new information surrounding the u.s.'s response to russia's involvement in the election. allegedly came to a head just days before voters headed to the polls. nbc senior investigator correspondent, cynthia mcfadden is here to explain all of that. >> good morning. determined to stop any russian meddling, at least one of president obama's senior advisor urged him to take a harder line, and according to intelligence officials, offering exclusive details to nbc news, they contacted the kremlin directly with a method of communication, traditionally used in times of crisis. this morning, nbc news has learned of a rare and highly classified event that occurred just days before the
two senior officials, both nonpartisan career officers tell us on the morning of october 31st, the u.s. transmitted a message directly to the kremlin, warning the russians that the u.s. would consider any interference on election day a grave matter. the method of communication, the so-called red phone system, an e-mail line directly linking moscow and washington by a secure satellite. according to a senior u.s. official, part of the message reads international law including the law forearmed conflict applies to actions in cyberspace. we will hold russia to those standards. officials say the transmission was prompted by the widespread internet attack on october 21st, when millions of americans were blocked from accessing popular websites. though u.s. intelligence now believes the russians were not involved. back in october, it was viewed by some as a possible dry run for a massive attack on
day. the outage spooked the white house enough to use the hotline, reserved for moments of crisis. the system has evolved over the years, originally put in place 53 years ago, in the wake of the cuban missile crisis, when the american and russians were on the brink of war. several intelligence officials are telling nbc news saying using the red phone says just how serious the situation became. one intelligence official tells nbc news that the message from the u.s. was muddled with no clear warning about what the consequences might be. in their response, that same official says the russians were noncommittal. senior intelligence officials tell nbc news, before the transmission was sent, president obama was urged by at least one senior advisor to issue the ultimate threat to vladimir putin. that the u.s. would consider meddling on election day an act of war. but mr. obama not to
warning that specific. believing it would inflame an already tense situation. what intelligence sources tell us is crystal clear is that neither the russians nor any foreign government intervened in any way on election day. just to be clear, there is not now nor has there ever been an actual red phone. the system is called the nuclear risk reduction center, and the obama administration added a special cyber line back in 2013, and that is what was used here for the very first time. >> well, fascinating detail on that report, cynthia. thank you. the electoral college made it official, confirming donald trump is the next president. this morning, michelle obama is opening up in an interview with oprah winfrey about the presidential campaign, her years in the white house, and much more. nbc kristin welker has that story. good morning. >> reporter: hi, matt. good morning to you. first lady, michelle obama, has
spotlight carefully. in this interview, she is unplugged, incredibly candid at her time at the white house and what her future may hold. >> first lady, michelle obama, opening up like never before about her eight years at the white house. >> knowing that we have made it this far and we've survived and in many ways, i believe we've thrived. >> uh-huh. >> there is a weight that's lifted. >> in a candid interview with oprah winfrey, the first lady reviewing new details about going to bed early on election night, reading the results on her phone the next day. >> the past election was challenging for me as a citizen to watch and experience. it was painful. >> mrs. obama stressed the need for a smooth transition now, revealing she told the next first lady the door is open. and even looking back at some of her own challenging moments. >> when you were labeled that
of the things that knocked you back. >> that was one of those things you just sort of think, dang urks don't even know me. >> her exit interview comes as president-elect trump is one step closer to the white house. on monday, electoral college voters essentially gave mr. trump the 270 votes need today win, desprite protesters trying to stop it. bill clinton is weighing in, telling a local new york paper, mr. trump doesn't know much. one thing he does know is how to get angry white men to vote for him. and accusing fbi director james comey of costing his wife the election, as democrats regroup, some are looking to michelle obama. >> would you ever run for office? >> no, no. >> no kind of office. >> no, look, that's one thing i don't do. i don't make stuff up. i'm not coy. i'm pretty direct. if i were interested, i would say it. i don't believe in playing games. >> reporter: as for president-elect trump, trans
he'll hold more meetings here at mar-a-lago here today, and remain here in palm beach through the holiday, matt. >> kristin, thank you very much. mr. al roker, check of the weather. >> we've got good news, finally beginning to see warmer air make its way into sections of the country, which is been riddled with bitter cold conditions that cold air now pushing through northern new england, where it is 9 below in caribou, you but everywhere else, a nice warm-up. chicago at 19 degrees this morning, feels a lot better than it did yesterday, where temperatures were about 30 degrees below that number. now, as we head through the next several days, this warm-up will take hold. tomorrow, 5:44, we'll say hello officially to winter. as we do, we see numbers pop into the 50s. the trend continues through wednesday. 53 degrees in little rock, 5 degrees above normal
temperatures. 46 in louisville, at 6 degrees above the normal average. when have we seen numbers like that? not very frequently over the past several weeks. new york city will get all the way up to 46 degrees, and that's seven above the normal high temperature. a cold started to through sections of the northeast, we're looking at stormy conditions in the pacific northwest and diminishing santa ana winds, but still upward of 45 miles per hour as we head to southern california. that's a quick look at the maps. we'll get to your forecast in just about 30 seconds.
good morning, i'm storm team 4, chuck bell, weather underground network, showing temperatures way below freezing, upper teens to low 20s. very cold weather for the kids headed out to the bus stop this morning. low to mid 20s for the next hour or so, mid to upper 20s by 8:00. plenty of sunshine, not much of a breeze. afternoon highs up to the 40s. little hint of a warming trend coming our way for the second half of the week. quick look at the weather picture. >> thank you very much. coming up, a never before seen recording of accused murder, robert durst being questioned by a prosecutor. new privacy concerns over one of the season's best selling holiday gifts. voice activated virtual assistance always listening?
breaking news in fairfax county. 7:26, chopper 4 is over meadow pond court and burke where a woman was found dead this morning. fairfax county didn't tell us the woman's name, but she was elderly and missing. >> she was last seen only wearing a striped long sleeve shirt and jeans. mollet green is headed there now and we'll have updates when she get there is. >> you can also follow her on twitter @molletgreen. a look at george na avenue again, the lanes have reopened, a clash at 450, blocking the left side of the montgomery
good morning, everybody. partly cloudy to clear skies out there this morning, sun just starting to come up. temperatures in the teens and 20s. you'll need your heavy coat here early this morning for getting the car started or taking the dog out. afternoon temperatures, 30s to 40s, little warmer for tomorrow. same amount of sunshine, start off in the 20s tomorrow and end up in the 40s to near 50 degrees. here's the exclusive ten-day forecast, 41 today. 49 tomorrow. few more clouds around on thursday, but looks like we'll be staying dry. friday, dry and highs near 50. more clouds over the holidays. christmas eve, maybe a rain drop
♪ 7:30 now, on this tuesday morning, the 20th of december, 2016. wow, as we pull back, we've got another big crowd on a chilly plaza this morning, 24 degrees here in new york city. it will warm up slightly today. good news, and some more good news. we've got music of the legendry tony bennett. first, let's check the headlines. flags are at half staff across germany this morning after an apparent terror attack in berlin, a driver rammed a truck into a crowded dchristmas marke,
more. russian officials are heading to turkey to join the investigation into monday's assassination of its ambassador there. he was shot by an off-duty turkish police officer. it happened in front of a crowd of stunned people attending a photo exhibit. the chilling moment captured on camera. that gunman was later killed in a shootout with the police. and we've seen a new round of evacuations from war ravaged aleppo overnight. the red cross says at least 25,000 people have now been fled syria's second largest city in recent days. also this morning, we have an exclusive look at a taped interrogation of real estate heir, rob durst. this newly released video released and audio recording, we'll get ago i full picture of robert durst and the
prosecutor, and he seems open to talking to the district attorney, without his lawyer. after more than two and a half hours of questioning, a frail robert durst, sitting across from the prosecutor, being charged with the death of susan berman. >> you want me to go through details of susan. >> i do. >> okay, so now what would i ask for? tell me. if i tell you those things, i'm pleading guilty. >> the video and audio of the interrogation are recorded separately and two different pieces of evidence. nbc news is showing them together for this report. throughout the nearly three hour interview, durst and the prosecutor go back and forth, the prosecutoring asking why he would degree to be interviewed for "the jinx" the mysterious death in the millionaire's life. >> i did the interview, i
meth. >> but when challenged, he said meth didn't affect the voarsity of his interview. the producers hold up an envelope written by susan berman's killer, confronting durst, about the similarities. can you tell me which one you didn't write? >> no. >> shortly after -- >> there it is. you're caught. >> durst, caught on a hot mike in the bathroom, muttering to himself. taking a page from the documentary in the interrogation room, the prosecutor asked the same question. >> can you tell me which one of these you didn't write? >> i couldn't begin to. >> while denying they were identical, durst did acknowledge therm similar, and when asked directly about the deaths of susan berman or his
kathleen, he responds with this. >> if you had killed cathy, would you tell me? >> no. >> if you killed susan, would you tell me? >> no. >> prompted by the d.a. in texas, durst does discuss killing and dis membering his neighbor in texas, in which he was acquitted. >> cutting up that body the way i was doing it was the hard way. i didn cutting through a bone isn't easy. >> before the interrogation ends, he asks the prosecutor what's in it for him. >> what's going through my mind is if i tell you what i know, answers your questions, what can you possibly do for me? >> durst's attorney is outaged over the release of the interrogation. >> this could very easily affect the jury pool. >> durst denies killing susan, and even though he hasn't been charged in connection with his wife, at
deny killing her during the interview. whether the recordings will be argued in front of a judge for a hearing for durst tomorrow. hoda and matt, back to you. >> thank you, gadi. ari is our chief legal correspondent. two things, does the defense attorney have a right to be outaged it was released, and yet, robert durst was read his rights. do you think it will be admissible. >> i think a large chunk if not all of it will be admissible. this is a good interrogation. that's why it had so much interesting information in it, matt. they were argue anything prior motions in court about the varsity and whether he was constitutionally mirandaized. the lawyers are arguing on both sides of their mouth. >> he also said in the interview that he was high on meth at the time that this
things that he might have said in that room? >> clearly, mr. durst shared that claim. we don't even know if it is true for his own reasons. either to cast doubt in the court of public opinion for anyone who would see this or for prosecutors trying to make it seem like whatever they saw in the documentary wasn't real. the other fascinating part of this is what you were witnessing there on that video, a fascinatingly effective interrogation. that's why it has so much in it. this was a prosecutor who said well, maybe you didn't kill her, but if you did, how with that go. within an hour, you're hearing hypothetical details about the alleged killings. >> at some point he says if i tell what you happened, give you information about what happened to cathy, the wife, it would amount to pleading guilty. you talk about the skill of the prosecutor, you're left wondering whether robert durst is crazy or crazy leak a fox. >> that's the big question. this a repeat defendant, a man accused of multiple
throughout a life who won't shut up. he talks to documentary makers, he talks to prosecutors. for most of his life, he has been talking and not going to jail for these murders. >> we'll see what happens. ari, thank you. let's get another check from the weather for mr. dave price in for al. let's see what's happening out west, as we head through sections of oregon and washington, west central oregon. you're looking at heavy rains, and that could stretch into portland, where you have flood watches in effect until about 4:00 today. there are avalanche warnings in the cascades, this is a fast moving system that will begin to work its way across, and as it does, we'll see high winds stretching into the northern rockies as well. keep in mind, we're going to get a break, although by the time we get to thursday, another storm system begins to roll on through. now, what's happening in the rest of the country. well, let's look and see. a cold start here in the northeast, still brutal, but things will warm upan
see diminishing santa ana winds as we head to southern california. here is a look at what's going on right where you are. good morning, i'm storm team 4 chuck bell, clear skies, and very, very cold. it is in the mid teens, upper teens to low and mid 20s in and around the metro area. you'll need your heavy winter coat. plan on the rest of the day, sunshine, start to finish, after a cold morning. temperatures will rise into the 30s, to right around 40 degrees for later on today. back up to near 50 tomorrow, clouds on thursday, but looks like most of the rest of the week will be dry, and a little milder than average. >> that's your forecast on the weather channel on cable. and that's a quick look at the weather. coming up, on trending, keeping the peace. why monopoly is opening a christmas hotline. >> because you cheat. that's why. and popur holi
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doing. >> santa -- >> turn off the lights. >> in santa's bag this year, the must have gadget for tech geeks and the rest of us, echo, from amazon, nicknamed alexa. >> alexa, what do i have on my calendar this afternoon? >> a dentist appointment at 2:00. your flight to portland is delayed by 30 minutes. >> and google home. >> hey, google, turn the lights on in kevin's room. >> here is what you may not realize, that box of artificial intelligence is always listening, waiting for the wake up words. >> okay, google. >> alexa. >> in california, the potter family is already hooked on alexa. >> alexa, what day is christmas? >> christmas day will be on sunday, december 25th. >> answering questions on demand, playing dance music, even singing a song. >> part of the family. >> here's how they work. bothic
voice print and keep track of your questions. every inquiry is transmitted to a google or amazon server to collect your answer. but all the conversations that don't include alexa or google are supposed to remain off-line. until you say those key wake words. >> alexa, what is the weather today? >> currently, in oakland, it is 53 degrees. >> david pierce writes about artificial intelligence for "wired." >> these companies promise over and over in specific language that they're not sendg any data any retil you that wake word. >> still, once on, the devices are always listening to conversations that could be mundane, financial, or intimate. >> nothing really to hide there, and so i guess i don't think about that too much. but now i will. >> alexa -- >> both echo and google home wake up when they connect to servers. you can hit the mute button and el
all voice queries are encrypted, hopefully making them hack proof. they were designed with price see and security as pat of the design not an afterthought. google says that only stores voice based queries received immediately after recognizing one of the hot words, okay, google or hey, google. >> what a lot of these tech companies have figured out is that consumers will pick cool, convenient features over price see. >> they can become part of the family. look what happened when one family changed the wake up word from alexa to echo. >> echo. >> their baby's first words -- >> echo, echo, echo. >> echo. there is this incredible computer science behind these devices, taking computing really to the next stage. it is an assistant, always listening, always there. hey, google, who is matt lauer? >> don't do this. >> accordi
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7:51, let's put some smiles on some faces. carson is in the orange room. >> matter r feral, he didn't ex his brother to return until february, so after the fighting irish on monday night, the entire team goes center court, jumbo tron for a message for bo. here's the message. >> wishing notre dame a very merry christmas. go irish. >> so there is the video. it starts to pull out, and what he realizes, he is actually not overseas at all. he is inside the arena. he goes in the court there, and he is looking for his
for a surprise. there is matt. matt already in tears. watch the embrace. i mean, a picture says a thousand words. what you don't see is mom and dad are also right there. this was all set up by grandma. it was such a moment. people on social media absolutely freaking out. this never gets old. great job by matt farrell's brother. that was awesome. and of course, asked by reportersafterwards, if this was the best christmas present ever, he said oh, yeah, by far. if they had a channel on cable of military families reuniting, i would watch it 24/7. >> yeah, kleenexs, please, carson. that weighs beautiful. beautiful. >> haircut? >> it does look like it. it is spikier in the front. >> thanks, guys. prince harry talks about the impact losing his mother had on his life, like never before.
we are following breaking news right now at 7:56. someone is dead in burke, virginia. fairfax county police said they found a body in a pond where they were looking for a missing woman. follow news 4 for updates. let's check in with melissa. inter loop after georgetown pike, broken down vehicle in the left lane, the rest looks okay, 16th street, left lane closed in both directions because of a crash there and in connecticut avenue, northbound after university, still have the report of an overturned vehicle. we're seeing some volume heading northbound. thank you, melissa. we'll check the forecast next. stay with us.
good morning, everybody. another winter jacket required kind of a day. temperatures in the teens out through the valley, upper teens to low and mid 20s around the city right now. plenty of sunshine. but we're starting out so cold, it will be tough to warm up too much. we'll get into the low 40s, back to 50 tomorrow and again on thursday, a little bit more cloud cover on thursday, but looks like most of it will stay dry for maybe a small chance for a shower late in the day on saturday. santa will still be able to find your house. >> excellent, thank you, chuck.
it's 8:00 on "today." 8:00, overnight, new details about a as you spect in berlin, after a truck plowed into a christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. while in turkey, a shocking scene caught on camera, russia's a ma ambassador gunned down in front of a crowd. we'll have the latest on both investigations. plus, do you believe? a look at the science behind what really happens to people during near death experiences. >> a small group, not everybody, describes a sensation of actually separating from themselves, and watching the
lives, except they're clinically dead. >> does an after life exist? >> i found myself flying through a star-filled realm. >> love, loss and legacy, the death of his mother, princess diana. >> i never really dealt with what happened. there was a lot of buried emotion. i didn't want to think about it. >> how he is living by her example, and making a difference. today is tuesday, december 20, 2016. ♪ >> hi to our friends in utah. >> celebrating
>> nyc. >> celebrating my tenth birthday on "today." 8:00 now, on this tuesday morning. it is december 20th, 2016. you know what? >> what? >> 24 degrees out here. let's give some camera time to these good people here, who have been out since the wee hours of the morning. give yourselves a hand. >> by the way -- thank you did you hear that christmas song playing? >> "this christmas" by donny hathaway. isn't that a good one? >> yeah. >> great music we've got live holiday music coming from a true legend, 90 years young, tony bennett is here, performing for us. get ready for that. >> can't wait. >> every time he steps in, he classes up the joint.
>> especially here. >> no doubt. first, time forehe some headlines. here's the news at 8:00. >> reporter: horrifying attack here in berlin on a christmas market. i'm ann thompson, where german authorities say no one has claimed responsibility for this murder attack. this morning, conflicting reports about a possible suspect in the deadly truck crash in berlin, after a truck plunged into a crowd of shoppers monday, killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others. overnight, a suspect seen here with his head covered was arrested and being detained. 23-year-old naved b. german officials say he is from pakistan, who entered germany in december 2015. turned up in berlin in february, and applied for asylum. but those procedures had not been finalized. however, this in
newspaper is quoting a senior police chief as saying we have the wrong man. and therefore, a new situation. german chancellor, angela merkel, saying the crash is believed to be a terrorist attack. police this morning, towing away the truck that last night was a mass murder weapon, police say the driver crashed into the market intentionally, barrelling through the crowds at 40 miles per hour without warning and with deadly force. amateur video at the scene showing chaos, onlookers horrified. >> it was right in front of us, so close, crushing through people, crushing through everything. >> reporter: in a show of respect, christmas markets are closed across berlin today. now let's go to istanbul for the latest on the assassination of russia's ambassador to turkey and richard engle. >> reporter: thanks, anne. a team of investigators from russia has arrived here to try to find out
22-year-old police officer who gunned down and killed the russian ambassador, as journalists were in the room. a warning that some of the images we're going to show are disturbing. what happened today is that the german -- this russian team of investigators went to the crime scene, visited the forensics bureau and they're trying to find out if he was acting alone or part of a group. the streets where the ambassador was killed is being renamed after him, in his honor. the ambassador's body is expected to leave this country, and be re-patated to russia today. we're finding out about what motivated the attacker, as he was hiding, standing behind the ambassador, after he shot him, he started to scream, he yelled "allah akbar" and said this was taken -- an act in order to carry out revenge for russia, becaus i
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well this here's a load-bearing wall. we'll go ahead and rip that out. that'll cause a lot of problems. hmm. totally unnecessary and it triples the budget. we'll be totally behind schedule, right? (laughschedules. schedules. great, okay. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi® double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: 1% when you buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. 24 degrees out on this tuesday morning, we're back now with a new documentary on prince harry, getting a lot of attention. >> he speaks candidly about how he was impacted over the death of his mother, and how his grief led him to find a new purpose. britain's prince harry knows he lived a charmed life. >> lucky me, i've got the prince bit. i'm a
to make a difference. >> but in a new documentary on british television, he admits facing the tragic death of his mother took a toll. he was just 12 at the time. >> i never really dealt with what actually happened, so it was a lot of buried emotion. i didn't want to think about it. >> but seven years after his mother died, harry found himself thinking about his life, like a lot of teenagers looking for meaning, he took some time away. >> i took a year off, wanted to do something constructive with my life, make my mother proud. >> he wound up of lasuto, where a horrific aids epidemic, where one in three children are orphaned. he sent up a charity, which means forget me not, building a village in his mother's honor. sir elton john, a friend of diana and harry. >>
he really cares. >> add to that, a budding romantic relationship with megan markle from "suits" in toronto yesterday, after being spotted with harry in london last week. and there is a whole new prince charming. >> what is it that you're making? >> some might say with a new child-like outlook. >> so easy to get caught up in the negativity that goes on in the world. i would encourage everyone to do good. good stories of what makes people tick everyday. it is fun to be good. boring to be bad. >> boring to be bad. i like that. prince harry also said you don't have to be a prince to make positive changes. no matter who you are, you can make a difference in the world by doing small, good deeds. whenever you see him, you're just in a better mood, aren't you? >> like our shared kindness. >> yeah, we took a page. all right,
stories that are trending this morning. are you ready, guys? >> ready. >> let's start with this study, a lot of people talking, trying to answer the question, who is more effective at being a doctor, man or woman? oh, boy. go ahead, carson. >> i know the answer. >> i don't know. who is more effective? i have a female doctor who is very good. i've had men doctors. is there a right answer? >> yes, there is. >> according to researchers at harvard who recently studied elderly patients, they've come to the conclusion that female doctors are more effective. patients treated by women had lower mortality rates and less likely to return to the hospital for more treatment. why? previous research has found female doctors are better at following guidelines and communicating with their patients. one interesting stat from the harvard study, if all doctors performed as well as female physicians, who were studied, 32 lives might be saved everyday. >> just thinking about some of my do
women, and i think a like a woman doctor, because i feel like they listen. you say something and they're really paying attention. >> i read this, i was like no duh. i got some good men doctors, too but no duh. >> standing up for the men, of a male doctor who is incredibly attentive and listens. >> ezekiel elliot, jumped into the salvation army kettle, penalized 15 yards for excessive celebration, but the move made a big impact. after he jumped in the kettle, the salvation army said in the 12 hours after that moment, they raised $182,000. that was a spike of 61%. people went online and started donating, because people remembered, ezekiel, who wears number 21, is himself donating $21,000. and good news, by the
nfl says it won't fine him for the celebration. >> good. >> i loved that move. >> great move. >> he had it in his mind. he went right for it. >> right in. preplanned. >> all right, here is a common argument over the holidays. ready? not politics. mon monopoly. a recent survey found 51% of monopoly games end in what? >> fight. >> an argument. >> i've ended in fights with my father. >> your dad cheats at monopoly. >> no, let's not rewrite the headlines. didn't cheat. i was disappointed with the outcome. i wasn't a good loser in my childhood. >> guess what? the makers of the game are taking action in the uk, setting up a hotline. families can call during christmas to settle disputes. like the butterball hotline. so an unbiased trained expert can weigh in. by the way, the top
making up their own rules. >> yes. >> someone being too cocky when they win, apparently your dad, making you feel bad. and stealing from the bank. >> who steals from the monopoly bank? >> hi, my dad just tried to steal the hotel on park place. i am going to punch him. >> like i may use the hotline for other things. i got into an argument with my mother. >> have you ever finished a game of monopoly. >> endless. good stuff this morning, here we go. we just learned who will be inducted into the rock n' roll hall of fame next year, and there are plenty good names. ♪ >> starting with the great journey, finally earning a snot in the hall of fame, winning the fan votes. also making
finally. pearl jam, of course, not known for that one, but -- >> congratulations to pearl jam. they got plenty of hits. elo, plenty of hits as well. hold on tight. two this year, joan biaz, and the band yes. that will be on friday. >> the crew was so happy about yes, like that's the band. >> i was happy about pearl jam. but jeremy, that was my first concert, pearl jam. >> great group. >> sixth grade. big holiday surprise for her day, apparently when amy was younger, her family owned a farm on instagram, posted this video showing her walking through the cornfields, but then when amy was 12, the family lost the farm declaring bankruptcy, but thanks to her success, she bought the farm back. posted this screen shot
dad's emotional reaction there. we have that. that's pretty cool, right? >> i love that. >> gave it to dad. >> sweet. >> quite moved by that. finally, jerry lewis is 90. he is known to be very difficult interview, this may prove it. calling this the most painfully awkward interview of 2016. >> have you ever thought about retiring? >> why? >> was there never a moment that you thought it might be time to retire, or you would want -- >> why? >> do you have a favorite story about like dean or frank sinatra or someone you worked with that you would like to share? >> no. >> not at all? >> none. >> do you have an unfavorite story you like? >> no. not for this. >> oh, my. how long did that go on? >> we've all been
seven minutes, i'm sure the reporter felt like a lifetime. i wish he felt he needed a snicker bar. >> there you go, that's pop start for today. >> must not have been his day. >> bad day. >> carson, thank you very much. over to dave price, in for alabama with a check of the weather. >> i watched the whole seven minute interview, it was spectacular. you have a uh-huh ae got to see. let's look at the weather. there is not a lot significant going on, unless you're in the pacific northwest, where you have some rough weather, flood anything portland, mountain snows. this is a very stark comparison to what we saw earlier in the week, when most of the country was covered in a large storm system, stretches from the west tots northeast. as far as what we're going to expect as we head through the rest of the day, still strong winds threatening the
rockies, diminishing winds in southern california, but up to 45 miles per hour, and a warm up as we head to the northeast. that's a look at the national maps. here is an early look right where you are. good morning, everybody. right here at home, it is a cold start this morning. everybody is still well below freezing now. 18 at dulles airport, only 23 in lees burg, and 28 degrees at annapolis. full sunshine, a bit of a warm up, but most areas in the upper 30s to 40, 41 downtown. little bit of a moderating trend coming our way later on in the week. highs back up to 50 degrees and more clouds over the weekend. that's a look at your weather. don't forget, you can take "today" with you on our siriusxm channel. do you believe touching the after life?
to explore near death experiences, i neglect today say jenna was joining us for trending. now i'll introduce her as parts of the series. >> good morning, guys. imagine having a near death experience, where you leave your physical body, but remain conscience. is this the after life? thanks to cutting edge science, there are tools to measure those accounts, and there are stunning consistencies. >> i found myself flying through a star filled realm. >> it is a glimmer of heaven, many say -- >> rapture, beyond description. >> i've just felt absolutely ecstatic. >> transformative, even magical. but are they actually real? >> what happens during these experiences? >> people who come to us typically describe a sensation of being profoundly peaceful, and comfortable. some of them describe a tunnel. and a bright warm
light. >> dr. sam parniaa, author of erasing death, conducting cutting edge research. >> probably the most interesting aspect, a small group describes a sensation of actually separating from themselves and watching doctors and nurses trying to save their lives, except they're clinically death. >> in the aware study, the doctor looked at 2,000 cases, using auditory tests timed conscious innocen consciousness for up to 45 minutes. >> had a perception of awareness, which is high. 10% had a classical near death experience, and about 3% of them actually had full consciousness and awareness and could describe things. >> in one man's case, with verifiable accuracy. >> he was able to provide details for five minutes that were charted as has occurred, even though the brain shuts down within two to 20 seconds. >> that was five minutes while he was flat lined. >>
right. while he was dead. his brain would not have been functioning. >> millions of people have had near death experiences. there is a tremendous amount of science. >> dr. jeffrey long is a radiation oncologist and author of "god and the after life." >> you see a consistent pattern of elements. >> long says he observes remarkable parallels. >> there may be a life review, where they see part or all of their life. these are joyous reunions. the two most common words are peace and love. >> and after people survive, he sees dramatic lifestyle changes. >> these changes include an increased belief in an after life and decreased fear of death. they may leave jobs where they're forced to act out materialistic ways. >> but not everybody believes the accounts, and some completely dismiss it. people are skeptical about it. >> people who are skeptical about them often think that these are
hallucinations. >> he is conducting a new study, unusual images will be placed high, and facing the ceiling, so they're only visible for somebody looking down from above. in theory, to a soul separated from a physical body. >> if you come back and say dr. smith, will you see the image that's in the room that is independent and that you would not have been able to guess, because it is not something you would expect to see on tv. >> so this connects up here. >> exactly. >> now he hopes to enroll other hospitals. >> i hope it will inspire other democracy doctors to start thinking how they should think in the brain. >> helping to recover, and shedding light on the endures mystery about what really happens after we die. >> there is a vast amount that we can learn from near death experiences. >> while the research is ongoing, members in the
becoming more accepting of the concept. and i have to say, if anything, it gives us hope that there is this peace. >> yeah. >> he also says it is not a religious thing, necessarily. you know, this is a medical study to see what people hear and see, and the images are put in places where you would have to be on top of the room, not laying in the bed. >> like an aerial view. >> exactly. >> it is interesting to see the science. what you feel inside, but it is interesting to see how the brain operates. that was great. thanks, jenna. >> thank you very much. just ahead, we'll celebrate 90 years of tony bennett with a live performance from the man himself. >> come on, tony. first, your local news.
this is news 4 today newsbreak. hey, good morning, 8:26 on this tuesday, i'm aaron gilchrest. let's check on the commute. melissa. georgetown pike has a broken down vehicle there in the left lane this morning. northbound fairfax county, vehicle fire reported there this morning and northwest 16th street at meridian, crash with the left lane closed, and overall, 270 looking good north and southbound. >> melissa, thank you. we'll have a check on the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
good morning, everybody. i hope you're a off to a nice start this morning. temperatures are quite cold, if you haven't been outside yet, make sure you put your extra layers on. 18 in fairfax county, only 19 in montgomery county, 27 in around around the city. temperatures will warm up a bit but not too much today. upper 30s to 40 degrees, a little milder
drew and jonathan scott doing the same thing. >> all right! >> by the way, the scott brothers will be co-hosting our next hour here on "today." >> i'm a little afraid of that. >> dave price in for al roker this morning. hoda is here, while savannah continues on maternity leave. tony bennett is here, we're celebrating his incredible life, turning 90 years old. plus, we're going to spread holiday cheer in a hard hit community in louisiana. more on that coming up. the holiday guest who tries way too hard, or the one that manages to spill everything, we're going to get help on managing the stickiest etiquette problems. janelle monet is
how are you? she is in that terrific movie called "hidden figures." how much did you love working on that? >> such an honor to portray these women. they helped get our first americans into space. and nobody, including me, knew anything about them. so i'm so happy that we get to learn about american history. >> getting great reviews. congratulations on that. >> thank you. >> are you as over the top holiday person, or an under the radar holiday person? >> you know what, holidays for me, i get to relax. sleep. unplug. so i'm a low-key, giving quietly and i'm like leave me alone. i need to rest. >> can we talk about everything happening here. we have got the spots, the -- one of my favorite songs, i'm going to tell you, is "tight rope." >> thank you. >> we love you for everything you do. >> thanks for having me. >> as we mentioned, she'll be back in our next hour, along with the scott brothers. mr. price, check of the weather. >> cold conditions here, but no one here seems te
that at all. let's see what's happening, as we go to the maps and look at the holiday outlook and head into the weekend. looks like scattered snow showers through sections of the upper midwest, pushing into the great lakes. mountain snow as you head to the pacific northwest and heavy rains for sections of northern california. christmas eve, unseasonably mild as we head through the tennessee valley into the southeast and up through sections of the northeast, windy conditions prevailing, as santa makes his journey in the west. for christmas day, lots of sunshine returns for the west. the warm weather stays up and down the eastern seaboard and we're looking at rain in the midwest, mountain snow as you head through the northern rockies. that's a look at the national maps. here is what is going on right where you are. good morning, everybody. right here at home, it is cold and sunny outside. temperatures haven't budged a whole lot.
the year, since the winter solstice is tomorrow, weakest days of sunlight that we can get, not much of a warmup today. warmer today, close to 50. extra clouds on thursday and into early friday no real chances for rain, other than maybe a quick shower late in the day on saturday. it doesn't look like it will affect christmas or hanukah. >> announcer: getting to the heart of getting to you heart of christmas is brought to you by walmart. find more gifts this season. bringing back our series, getting to the heart of christmas, focusing on remarkable people who are in i need this holiday season. >> "today" national correspondent just got back. louisiana flooding, the worst u.s. disaster since hurricane sandy. area is and the food bank is needed now more than ever. the
during the flooding, but very special employees made sure the food bank was back up and running, within days of the disaster. >> well, hello. welcome to the greater baton rouge food bank. come on in. >> it is amazing to watch a food bank at work. >> greater baton rouge food bank, this is wendy. >> the complexity of organizing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food. >> gentlemen, it is christmastime, it is a rush. >> incoming and outgoing. for those members of a community most in need. >> i know it pretty well saved my life for a while. >> but this particular food bank, greater baton rouge, has been doing it for months, facing incredible hardship. because this was the baton rouge food bank in august, during the catastrophic flooding, five feet of water, decimated the facility, over half million pounds of f
overnight. and right at the moment when the community needed them the most. >> overnight, it was devastating. devastating. i mean, that's our mission. you know, to help the less fortunate. if we can't be there for them in that time of need, then what's the point. >> but this small food bank staff, which they call a family, rallied to rebuild what was lost and were operational in makeshift space within days. >> the whole family at the food bank, and it is like everybody just stepped into motion. >> making it happen. greater baton rouge food bank, let's get the job done. >> the mutual devotion between the food bank and the community it serves is apparent. >> thank you so much. >> however, there is something that makes this story even more special. because these five food bank
employees, all dealing with their only heart break. their homes either destroyed by the flooding, or unlivable and most like johnny, a father of seven, losing everything they own. >> i ain't have much any way, but it was mine. i ain't have much. >> wendy and her family, trapped by the floodwaters, had to be rescued. >> it is just so strange to think that everybody you own is on the roads. >> costello carrying for his mother, looking for higher ground. >> we barely made it out. >> the entire home had to be demolished. nothing salvageable. >> like saving for years when you first get married. >> and fred, refusing to be swallowed up by the darkness, after losing his home. >> i'm looking for the light in the storm. >> none of these dedicated food bank employees missing a single day of work since the flooding, while trying to rebuild their
own lives. >> it wasn't a choice, actually. the food bank needed me. >> i believe if you do good, something good will come to you. >> today was that day. the good folks at walmart wanted to say thank you. but wait, there is more. bring in the cart. packed to the rim with home goods to help replace what was lost. but wait, there is more! >> a hug? >> yes, a hug. sure. a hug. absolutely. >> ten more walmart carts, overflowing with gifts and toys for the children. >> each of your familie
card as well. and of course, walmart also wanted to help the mission of the baton rouge food bank to continue. with ten more carts furnished with food to help restock the shelves for the holidays. and yes, ten more carts, full of desperately needed office supplies for the food bank. so most of you know that after the floods hit, walmart wrote you a big check for $100,000 to help you get back on your feet. they have another check for $100,000. you guys show up for work everyday. you don't realize how much good you do for people in the community. >> i love the mission. it is all about giving. all about taking care of people. >> today, they take care of you. >> taking care of me. >> yeah. >> a big thanks to sugar bear and the rest of the gang. by the way, you can
about these families and how you can help the baton rouge food bank on our facebook page. >> we're going to start calling you sugar bear. that was pretty good. >> the hearts of those louisianaians makes your heartaches. it was beautiful. a beautiful story. >> the folks down there, how devastating. they've got a ways to go. they've got a good ways to go in terms of rebuilding. >> can i tell you how good we feel after that piece. we needed that today. >> ten more carts. that's a lot. great stuff. >> thank you. special thanks to our friends at walmart. >> craig, thank you. up next, help for the ack washed moments that pop up when families get together over the holidays, mr. manners. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
gatherings with friends and familiarity. >> you know what's going to happen. etiquette advice to deal with pesky personalities. >> bring the family together. the bad news, you bring your family together. let's start with some personality types, okay. scenarios. tell us what to do. your daughter over the holidays brings home her brand new boyfriend. let's call him off the mark mark, all right. he tries too hard. not your cup of tea and tries to win over the family by going over the top. >> this is the first time the family is meeting him, really giving it his a game but not going well, off-colored jokes. it is up to the family, the host, to put him at ease. you may want to give a toast to the new guest, and say thank you so much, lovely having you here. you also want to engage one-on-one, versus making him feel like he has to engage with the whole entire group. last but not least, gve
task. make him feel trusted or involved. >> you don't go to your daughter and say this guy isn't making it? >> no. >> okay, all right. want to make sure. >> all right, what if, let's say kelly shows up, a glass of red wine, trips, falls, stains the carpet, breaks some christmas lights, things ha happen. how do you approach her? >> the key is, she wants to be able to admit what she has done wrong, right. she has to fess up quickly. she has to clean up quickly. and then she also wants to offer to pay for the item if she can or make it up to the host. the host for his or her part needs to refuse and diffuse. so you refuse the offer of paying and diffuse it by making her feel better. have the household cleaning items ready to go. you know an accident will happen. >> what if, you have trouble, you can't communicate. >> carson breaks it. >> that's right. the check is in the mail. >>
in the world of children. let's say a kid gets, you know, does quite well and with an xbox and iphone, goes to school the next day, he is around school that maybe aren't as lucky as him and starts bragging about his toys. >> we know everybody won't get the same number of gifts. whatever adult is nearby, wants to diffuse the situation by redirecting the conversation immediately. as soon as the bragging starts, the adults will say i have a holiday story, i need to share with all of you before i forget, let me bring it up. take the needle off the record. his parents, if they learn about this, they need to teach him that's not the way we act. >> give advice to last minute larry. do you know who he is? he waits until christmas morning to go out and buy his secret santa gift. so what do you do if you're about to get beer nuts for christmas? >> so larry needs to stop at the convenient store, but he'll seek out the best card
slim at this point. but find the best card he can, buy a couple of lottery tickets, a small gift card. in the card itself, write a lovely message describing what the gift will be, maybe a dinner for the two of you out at a time of the gift recipient's choosing. this way it doesn't seem like an afterthought. the secret santa has something to enjoy. >> that's smart. thomas, you are good. you are on it. all right, just ahead, the one, the only, tony bennett, performing live in studio 1a. but first, this is today on nbc.
>> at the age of 90, he is still going strong. we join you to watch two-hour primetime special called tony bennett celebrates 90, the best is yet to come. >> a companion cd to the special. good morning, mr. bennett. >> good morning. >> can we talk about the special, stevie wonder, bob dylan, lady gaga. >> the most wonderful c contemporariry art cysts, at radio city, and that's the show. >> what does it feel like to be the recipient of all that love. >> i love it. i haven't gotten over it. >> i love watching you and gaga. what makes your collaboration so special? >> she has so much talent. she'll be around for a long, long time. she is very bright. >> you know what i like, tone into, you've been singing that song "the best is yet to come" and in your life, it is
the best is always yet to come. >> thank you very much. >> what are you looking forward to for the holidays? >> a little vacation out west. with my wife's family, so i'm looking forward to enjoying my whole holiday season. >> we can't wait to hear you sing. what will you sing for us right now? >> i don't know. ladies and gentlemen, tony bennett. ♪ i'll be home for christmas ♪ you can count on me ♪ please have snow and
>> thank you! >> thank you. >> happy birthday. merry christmas. good to see. >> you that's how the pros do it. >> we will be back with more music. celebrates 90, the best is yet to come, tonight, 9:00/8 central, right here on nbc. >> we can't wait. >> happy birthday. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> we love you. [ applause ] >> beautiful. >> thank you. [ applause ]
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welcome back, everyone. carson, headed back to the orange room for an update on our shared kindness campaign. >> all month long we've been sarg your stories to en expire 1 million acts of kindness and we have less than 200,000 acts to go. here is kim, illinois. she leaves a surprise at her local red box, a bag of popcorn up there. >> lana in ohio, chips and water bottles, for the delivery drivers in her area. very nice as well. we're on track to meet our goal and we want you to keep the kindness going. share your stories this holiday season, using. a lot going
>> you know, 10:00, cathy lee and i are on, if anyone cares. hrchlts th this is news for today newsbreak. >> tuesday, december 20, 2016. good morning, to you. we want to check on the roads with melissa and your first alert traffic. >> good morning, right now, 66 inbound after 50, we do have a crash there with units on the way, but you can see the delays starting to build here this morning. southbound 95, before the belt way, crash reported there. that's also
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good morning, everybody. 9:00 temperatures are starting to come in, we're seeing a little bit more in the way of a warming trend, leesberg, 21. all the way to 30 at annapolis. it will stay cold today, 40 for a high this afternoon. plenty of sunshine, pretty looking day. just stays chilly. up to near 50, clouds over the holiday weekend, but not much of a rain threat. thank you, chuck. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. we'll see you in 25 minutes.
this morning on "today's ta this morning tony bennett takes the live stage. and drew and jonathan scott, as our celebrity co-hosts. plus the best stocking stuffer every way. surprise holiday give away, tune in. coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today take" live from studio 1a in the plaza. >> guess who i've got with me today? a double dose of trouble. >> oh, yeah. >> i've got to say, twin powers unite, drew and jonathan scott are here.
>> i'm excited. you called me hot property. that's why i'm excited. >> he is a hot property. >> you're really the hot property. we're your bodyguards. >> i like that. i love to have a bodyguard. haven't had one in a few years. it feels good to have you back with me. >> i'll be your kevin costner. >> you need extra money, tune in for the big give away. >> a lot of fun. >> you've got to watch from home if you want to win. >> people are standing outside in the freezing cold. >> they want freebies. >> you put a child in the gift bag? >> i thought it was a doll and it wasn't. it was a child. i didn't put him in the bag. >> at least ten new york laws you broke. you can't put the kid in the bag. >> wait a minute. think you're trying to get us diverted from what we really want to talk about today, right? he is engaged. >> i am engaged. >> i know, i know. >> i am officially off the market. well, i've been off the market for six years.
>> there is linda. >> there is linda. >> oh, the fun -- >> i want to know, linda, are you here? >> linda is here. >> did linda say yes or think about it? did you say yes. >> i said yes. >> but did you think about it? how long did you think about it? >> i'm still in shock. >> she shathought about it for long time. >> give us the details. >> i was trying to be stealthy, i didn't want her to know anything. i didn't want her to text about it or anything. i was using jonathan's phone, production people's phone. i recorded a song. >> drew got a fake e-mail address to use while this is all happening. he snuck off to record a song in new york, guaranteed, she either thought he was having an affair already, or something that was in the mix for the holidays. >> can we see a little bit of this music video that you actually -- >> i recorded a song, but i posted it, i mean, i put some pictures to it as well. if you guys have a copy of the
song, it is marry me by train. that's me singing my heart out. >> a musician. >> i want to hear the voice. turn it up. ♪ >> i think it was -- the funny thing is, drew had this playing in the restaurant, this whole beautiful dinner going on, playing in the background and he is like waiting for her to recognize it. she thought it was the actual song. >> that's how well. from train, singing, one of our favorite songs. she loves dr. sues, so i created this book, oh, the places you'll go. a friend of mine at a bakery in toronto, we designed this cake. there it is. it looks just like the actual book, and then it says oh, the places we'll go. the ring is on top. when i came out and then i was down my knee, she was so confused. after, she said yes, i took over a few doors
family, all her old high school friends and everybody to celebrate. >> okay, honestly, if that's the engagement, what is the wedding going to be like. >> i'm going to have to go big. >> io would like to point out oe problem. everybody walks over to us, everyone says so what are you going to do? and now it's like -- >> do you have a girlfriend. >> i'm madly in love with this fantastic woman. >> is this breaking news? >> no, i haven't been paying attention. >> our brother, j.d., he has been with his girlfriend for three years, the pressure is on with him too. >> you could have a brother wedding, you know what i mean? listen, the property brothers need a brother wedding. >> dumb idea. no woman out there wants to share their special day with the brother. >> the head table could be bunk beds. >> you're fired. >> terrible idea. >> i always as a little girl wanted a twin wn
sister. >> really? >> you and your sister are weird. >> no, we aren't. listen, proper brotha. >> we were -- >> they thought -- my daughter's name is poppy, and what did you say. >> hey, poppy. >> or it was biggy, biggy. >> my older -- mila will go i love it when you call me big poppy. >> we get nothing done here. >> have you guys finished your christmas shopping? >> i haven't done any of it. >> you know what i'm getting nearest and dearest to my heart, and it could be signed by these two, they have a new book out, which i was told is the best holiday gift of the season. >> who told you that? >> you. >> oh, john thnathan told you. >> is that weird to give that to everyone we know? >> i give it to them with the renovation
>> we hit "the new york times" best-seller list. this is the step by step. better than last year, drew gave a framed picture of everyone we know. >> the burt reynolds, me on a fur rug. >> did you sign it? >> i did. >> that's at least worth $35 on ebay. >> okay, i hesitate going to this, because when somebody shows you a picture of their child, what goes through your mind? >> you always say they're beautiful. and then if you have children, you're judging if they're more beautiful than your children. no, i'm always afraid, i'm afraid, what if it is an ugly kid. no children are ugly. >> yesterday in the show, a typical thing for me. a tried to show a video of my daughter, and it didn't go so well, because i showed the wrong video. >> do we have it? >> now we have the right video. take two. >> okay, so that's savannah's
the whole church, which is a showstopper, lifts her skirt. and -- >> haven't we all done that? >> well, yes, it reminded me of my own childhood. the teacher had to come and pull it down. i did that too, i'm not sure if we have the approximatic ture, but on the stage with my -- oh, there i am. >> that's you? >> me and the bowl cut, yep. >> another -- my grandpa giving some sort of speech, and i guess i wasn't interested, or i thought there needed to be some sort of entertainment. >> i actually did some research and i read that that action is hereditary. it is passed down to your children. >> do we have the picture of jonathan lifting his skirt. >> no, don't show that. >> twins, it must be in your dna. the conversation led somewhere, which i, you know, you guys are on tv all the time. do you have a boundary about how much you share? unfortunately, i decided to share the fact that after being with these two kids that i love so much, int
>> did you know? >> i forgot i said it, it just came out. >> she says thing before thinking about it. henry wrote me this. my wife thought it would be funny to tell the nation that she wants another baby. i wrote back what? >> do not share this text. >> what are you doing right now? >> and then he wrote i saw the clip honey, you were conspireing against hank. >> conspireing. >> my husband doesn't normally watch the show. let's see if this gets around. does he find out today? yes or no? >> your husband doesn't watch the show and doesn't use friend finder to know where you're at all times. >> all of his friend also text him and say she did it again. >> i know. i do want a baby, and that leads me to you. well, that doesn't really make sense. that's not what i meant. i'm very sorry over t
>> are you interested in children? >> yeah, one day, i'm getting you'll moti you' you'll -- you'all emotional. you're the first one i tell before i tell my wife. >> the holiday lyrics, we're going to tell ourselves. i love the game. we're going to see -- you all are musicians. we're going to see who can complete the lyrics to the three most misquotesed songs ♪ chestnuts roasting on an open fire ♪ >> jack frost nipping at your nose. >> jack frost nipping at your nose. >> i wouldn't have gotten that. >> jack frost nipping at your toes. >> that could work too. >> jack frost could nip any where he wants to. >> justin b
♪ dashing through the snow, laughing all the way ♪ >> ha, ha, ha. >> making spirits bright. >> squeezing? what did you say? >> what does that even mean? >> no, bells on -- i didn't know we had a buzzer. >> obviously, we're awesome at this game. >> i could use some work. >> one for the scott brothers. >> zero. >> two-ish. >> one and a half. song three, let's do it ♪ on the 4th day of christmas, my true love said to me ♪ >> a partride said to me. >> bathing. >> the weirdest song, can you imagine the
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the best day. because we're going to be some of the first people in the entire world to try out girl scout cookie cereal. isn't it amazing. >> almond milk. >> drew requested it chilled. >> room temperature. >> these are thin mint flavored cereal. >> this is not how i heat my cereal. >> throw back cookies in cereal. it doesn't get any better. >> the first people in the world to try it. thin mint. >> oh, my god. >> you eat the whole box? >> i was going to take that home? >> you know you're not going to stop. >> i'm taking the thin mints home. >> this is how you do it. >> i made a mess by the way. i apologize. >> could i have a rag over here from the kitchen? >>
brothers any where, but i love them. >> this is heavenly. >> i like the size of these, because you know, you could eat more than just one or two cookies. all right, guys, can we talk about christmas movies? >> i clean up after myself. >> can we talk about christmas movies, yes or no? >> oh, my gosh, i start watching them in november. cable tv put out a breakdown of best christmas movies. do you match the general population of your state. dr and jonathan, you live in nevada, what is your favorite - what's the favorite holiday movie of nevada? >> national lampoon christmas vacation. >> do you have the same answers? >> we discussed it. >> nightmare before christmas. >> what? why? >> because you leave las vegas and it seems like it could have been a nightmare because you're too hungover. >> what is your favorite? >> well, my
>> that's my favorite. >> from texas, what's the most popular there? >> red rider, beebee gun, a christmas story. >> that's a good one. what is it? anybody know. >> home alone. i said that this morning. love actually is my favorite, but texans love to laugh and home alone is hilarious. >> and elf, those are two i watch every year. >> all right, guys. >> it's a wonderful light. >> don't i get to answer. >> quit hogging. >> i'm sorry. it is hard to be with these twins. so listen, a little something to get the tear ducts working. notre dame basketball team didn't expect his older brother bo to return home until february. after the victory over colgate, take a look at this. >> you always follow your hopes and dreams. i want you to know how proud i am of you.
much. for us, home is where ever we're together. i look forward to being home with you today. really, really do. >> oh, my gosh. i love this so much. that's so sweet. >> yeah. >> okay, by the way, his grandmother knew about this. their grandmother. and set the whole thing up. >> wow, that's amazing. talk about a great christmas gift. >> i know. >> all right, now let's look at the weather outside in your neck of the woods. we're excited about that. good morning, everybody. right here at home, still a very cold start out there this morning. very few spots have made it up to 30. that's the warm spot in annapolis. everywhere else, up to the 20s. don't forget the turn the seat
it will stay that way today, high up to 40, a little milder tomorrow, with the return of the southerly breeze, more clouds showing up. perfect weather for traveling. >> try that again, with neck of the woods. up next, an early holiday gift, freebie tuesday, giving away a huge prize. if you don't come in, you can't win. stick around, after this. >> why wait until freebie tuesday. ♪ i said i really can't stay ♪ baby it's cold outside ♪ i have to go away ♪ baby it's cold outside ♪ i really can't stay ♪ baby it's cold outside! you never know who you'll meet at barnes & noble.
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'tis the season of giving. we're surprising our fans with a freebie tuesday give away. >> thanks to our friends at jcpenney, we're giving away stockings filled with goodies. >> me first. >> this is going to be good. >> i love giving free stuff away. >> also, by the way, people aren't finished with their stocking stuffers, they can have these. are you all done? >> i didn't get any shopping done yet. >> drew will take half of this stuff. >> it is not warm out here. hey, guys! okay. >> look who showed up. >> free stuff. free stuff. who wants free stuff? anybody? anybody? >> have you done any of your shopping yet?
>> no. >> how are you? merry christmas. >> guess what we have? a $500 gift card. >> all right, here we go. >> $500 gift card. >> get in there. >> last minute shopping for the season. merry christmas. >> thank you. >> merry christmas. >> if you're at home, we're giving out two $500 gift cards. visit our facebook page, and don't forget to like us. coming up, tony bennett. >> tony bennett? >> are you excited or what? >> it is cold out here. >> what is your name by the way? >> alice henderson. >> all right, what else do we have here? >> we're dressing you up. >>
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thank you, guys! this is a news 4 today newsbreak. good morning, it is 9:26 on tuesday, december 20th. i'm aaron gilchrest and headlines, fairfax county police have confirmed the body found near burke pond is a 67-year-old woman who went missing this morning. she has been identified as francis robinson, they found the body around 6:00 a.m., after checking several walking paths. her family has been notified. the d.c. council will consider two family paid leave options today, both will provide up to eight weeks up to leave and one imposes a less than 1% tax on businesses. we'll have a look at the forecast when we come back.
back now with the scott brothers, shared kindness campaign rolls on. today's story comes from the generosity of holly and peter rainy, their organization sunshine, which gives home makeovers for. >> it became a calling as they put their backgrounds in design and construction to good use. >> they've helped so many families by giving them wheelchair accessible rooms, and way more. >> attack a look. >> at the atlanta children's hospital, many gather to see the grand reveal of the new parents' sleep room. with that the organization sunshine on a rainy day has transformed what was once a hospital looking annex, into a spa-like room for parents of children with long-term illnesses.
parents like stacey hallstead, whose son was in the hospital for five months. founders, peter and holly rainy, it has been a labor of love. >> we do wheelchair ramps, dream bedroom makeovers. >> with her background in markets and design, my background in construction, we're able to use our skill sets and help the children. >> we have amazing designers, they meet with the child and determine what their needs are and what the child's interest is. we heard about the story, and it was such an emotional story. a lot of people related to it. >> while at the daycare center, a free limb fell on him, crushes his head. >> it was the most hearbreaking thing we've ever seen. they had him completely hooked up to all the monitors and all the tubes, and he looked so small. he was only two years old. >> after a lifesaving operation, trip recovered at the hospital. >> so the hospital became our home. we
we slept here. you want to be able to cry and breakdown, and you can't in front of your child. it is just not acceptable. you have to stay strong. >> one place for the hallsteads was the sleep room. >> a place where you could just be yourself, but when you're in there, you still knew you were at the hospital. and today, getting to see what they've done to the sleep room, it just touches my heart to think about families like us that spent so many nights here. >> being able to give them a space where they can come in and take an escape, you know, even if it is to put a pillow over your face and cry. they dcan be down the hall and feel like they've gone to a hotel. it will be so rewarding. >> and it will help thousands of families, i'm just so proud to be part of it today. >> stacey's joy stems from having her own
renovat renovated. >> we told them you focus on trip and his health. let us take on your home. >> they completely transformed our house into a completely handicap accessible home. >> millions of people watched it on live stream. >> you don't think about the little things at home, like having a bathroom that we can bathe him in. and they provided all of that for us. instead of looking around and seeing all of trip's limitations, we look around and see all of the possibilities. >> peter and i discovered this was our mission in life. and our hope is that we can inspire other people to share their kindness. >> share kindness to me is using your god given talents and the skills that you have for the benefit of other people. >> no one was supposed to be at the hospital to have these rooms to be able to escape is so important. and it is just people like this that make the world a
place. >> i love that. to date, sunshine on a rainy day has created 40 projects with the help of numerous donors and hopes to expand in the near. >> for information on how you can help, go to today.com. help us get to one million acts of kindness by usin using #sharekindness. >> i love working with organizations like that. >> you have do this, the property brothers. >> we definitely will. up next, singer and actress, janelle monae tells us what it is like to star in not one, but two movies. after this. >> can't wait.
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ks. janelle monet is known as a grammy award performer. >> these days, she is taking her talents to the big screen, in the new golden globe nominated film, hidden figures. >> women who made history in the '60s, and aero space engineer. >> i am a negro woman, i'm not going to entertain this. >> i'm a polish jew whose parents died in a cncentration camp. carry an astronaut to the stars, let me ask you, would you wish to be an engineer? >> i wouldn't have to. i would already
>> janelle, good morning. we can't wait to see this movie. tell us what you knew of mary jackson before taking this film? >> sadly, jenna, i had no clue who ms. mary jackson was, who katherine johnson, any of them, that's what they called them during the era, because they would commute and do the math to help get the first americans into space. i didn't know anything about these women until i read the script. and when i read the script, i said i absolutely must be apart of this. i took on it as a personal responsibility to make sure no other young girl or boy, any american, you know, didn't go through life not knowing about these true american heros. >> absolute heros. and the vibe on social, i was on last night looking on social media, and the buzz about the movie is amazing. i haear you did a screening at the white house. >> yes, the first lady hosted it and the president came as well. it was incredible, to have t
especially women on film. eward katherine johnson, who was directly responsible for doing the math for john glenn, god rest his spirit, when he orbited the earth. katherine is played by incredible ms. henson. he has done remarkable things. >> you had your leg up over the one photo i saw. >> oh, okay. >> the white house. >> our president is so funny. i've been to the white house a lot. >> you've been there more than any other performer? can we put that into the world book of records. >> i hear i have. i've performed there quite a lot. and let me tell you, i humbly say this. i feel so thankful. it never gets old. these people work so hard to help push this country forward. the first lady and the president. i'm always happy to be there. i think the photo you're talking about, i had on these --
>> there it is. >> he told me to bring my -- they're going to have one, you know, just small blow out, and he said janelle, don't worry. i told him i already had my flats on. >> any time i see a rail, i ever do a ballet stretch. >> i'm ready. they know how to party. >> you are the most fun, the most joy to be around. even talking before the cameras or seeing some of the interviews, i notice that you settled into the role in the film so easily, but is there a background in math? are you good in math? it seems so natural. >> listen, i was actually in honor's math, but you see, with math, you have to study. when i got involved in the arts, i was theater student, internation international thespian and i got dusty. i realized it was
path. i had the opportunity to work with an incredible mathematician. we filmed in atlanta, georgia. i wanted to learn the elliptical equation, and that's what they use to help get the astronauts into space. >> you sing, you dance, you're brain as well. i've seen you live. you have energy. >> we're doing a test right now. what is it? >> four divided by two. >> we'll think about it. >> twins. janelle, thank you so much. you are such an inspiration. "hidden theaters" opens on christmas day. it is in select cities, december 25th. >> we're going to be there. now for a check of the weather in your neck of the woods. good morning, everybody. a check of the current temperature as cross the area, not even above freezing in most neighborhoods, only 25 now in
front royal, 25 24 at dulles. cold out there this morning. if you're waiting on a warmp, you ha twailo th today. 40 late they are morning second half of the week, near 50 for wednesday, thursday, friday. near 50 over the weekend. coming up, celebrating his 90th birthday. the best is yet to come from tony bennett. he gives us an early christmas present. ♪ hey! ♪ this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ♪ getting the gift you almost kept for yourself? now that's a holiday mini miracle. and it's easy to create your own at walgreens... with 50 percent off the gifts of the week, just around the corner. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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>> annou the citi concert series is proudly presented to you by citi. we've been honored to have the legendary tony bennett spending time with us, 19 time grammy winner, released 95 albums, and still going during his career. tonight, he is being honored with a true hour celebrating 90, the best is yet to come. also with a companion cd, called tony celebrates 90. good morning. >> good morning. >> when they called you and say we're going to do a two-hour film to celebrate your 90th birthday. >> thank you very much. >> yeah, that's a present. >> you liked it. it has so many great stars on it, too. everybody from laid ddy gaga, michael buble. what brings these great collaborations? >> i'm thrilled about it. every great entertainer, it is very popular today,on
you have an entire category on jeopardy that last night, on jeopardy, you had a tone fly bet category. sk could you have answered all the questions? >> the duets and the specials, how do you choose them or is there somebody you've always wanted to work with? >> someone i always wanted to work with. >> who? tell us. >> lady gaga. >> but who have you not worked with that is on your bucket list. >> not yet. >> what about beyonce i heard you would like to work with her. >> she is too good. >> nobody is too good for tony bennett. i can't wait. we're being to hear you perform. what are you going to sing for us? >> i don't know yet. >> let's surprise us. >> how about the best is yet to come. >> my favorite. let's do it.
♪ out of the tree of life, i just picked me a plum ♪ ♪ you came along and everything started to hum ♪ ♪ still it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come, and won't that be fine ♪ ♪ you think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine ♪ ♪ wait until the warmup is underbay ♪ ♪ wait until out lips have met ♪ wait until you see that sun shane day ♪ you ain't seen nothing y
won't that be fine ♪ come the day that your mine ♪ i'm gonna teach you to fly ♪ ♪ we've only tasted the wine ♪ we're gone at that drain the cup dry ♪ ♪ wait until your charms are right, for the arms to surround ♪ ♪ you think you've flown before, but you ain't left the ground ♪ ♪ wait until you're locked in my embrace ♪ ♪ wait until i hold you near ♪ wait until you see that sunshine place ♪ ♪ there ain't nothing like it here ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come, and won't that be fine ♪
the day, you're mine ♪ ♪ out of the tree of life a just picked me a plum ♪ >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. that was so great! you can watch tony bennett celebrate 90, the best is yet to come, at 9:00/8 central. this is "today" on nbc. stronger is blasting her tumors... without risking her bones. stronger is less pain, new hope,
foods. good morning. >> good morning. >> happy to be here. >> what whether you be donating for us? >> 11th year participating, we're donating $200,000 worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner protein foods, to food banks around the country. >> why is this so important? this is one of the food elements we're doing. >> first of all protein is tough to get. we're in the protein business. one out of eight americans don't know where their next meal is coming from. we would like to help take stress off their plate by putting something on their plate. >> you've been doing it for many years. what other types of philanthropic issues do they have. >> we helped out with katrina years ago, and we're working on sustainable agriculture, but hunger is our number one cause. >> kids will go to bed hundredary,
acceptable. >> kids perform better, it is a brain food. >> happy holidays. >> thanks for making holidays for some people. you have until friday to donate to the toy drive, amazon.com/today. check out the details on our website. i had so much fun. >> we always have fun with you. >> these brothers are the bomb. jonathan and scott -- >> oh, that's all right. >> i'm glad i know their names. >> no, no, well, he is single. but i'm not. kathy lee and hoda, after your local news
>> announcer: this is a news 4 today newsbreak. 9:57 is the time now on this tuesday, december 20, 2016. good morning to you, a new bus transit center will open to commuters on thursday. this morning, officials will dedicate the new hub. transport tation reporter will be there, follow his updates on twitter @adamtuck. how's it looking out there, chuck. don't be fooled by the sunshin
of the news 4 nation, all the way up to 32 now in annapolis, still in the mid and upper 20s in the suburbs. don't be fooled by the sunshine. it will stay cold all day today, highs in the upper 30s to 40 degrees. turning a little milder as we get into the second half of the week, closer to 50 degrees. not exactly balmy, but not quite so cold. >> i'll take it. we'll have an update on the woman found dead in fairfax county. stay with us for the midday news at 11:00.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, from nbc news, this is "today" with kathy lee gifford, and hoda kotb, from the plaza it is known as one of hoda's day, spanky tuesday. >> no. >> we have the toy drive. you have to wait for that. ♪ i'll be home for christmas >> tony bennett will be here. he has an nbc special tonight, celebrating his 90th birthday. he does all kinds of