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breaking overnight -- double the heartbreak. legendary actress debbie reynolds dies just one day after daughter carrie fisher. the heartbreak. her son saying the stress of the loss was too much for the 84 year old telling him i want to be with carrie. we will look back at the career of one of the biggest stars of hollywood. powerful mess. up to two feet of snow expected. icy freezing rain in others and al says it is adding up to a dangerous commute. playing nice. president-elect trump talks to president obama hours after accusing him of
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>> we had a very nice conversation. >> the two still very much at odds over growing disputes with russia and israel. and fighting back. jonbenet ramsey's brother filed a lawsuit after a series suggests he killed his sister. key evidence on the key decade old mystery. today thursday december 29, 2016. from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savanah guthrie live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." what a terrible chain of events talking about carrie fisher and now debbie reynolds her mother processes. >> it is alst
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process. you talk about the daughter and her mother. >> stephanie gosk is here with more. >> this morning family and friends are grabbling with this unimaginable loss. a day apart this mother and daughter are both gone. tragedy strikes twice for one of hollywood's most famous families just one day after the death of her daughter, carrie fisher, debbie reynolds passed away from a stroke. her son blaming a broken heart telling variety his mother said just hours before her death i miss her so much. i want to be with carey. family and friends coming together, both women fixtures in american pop culture for
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debbie reynolds' new york rise to fame begain in 1962 when she landed a role in "singing in the rain." starring along side gene kelly and donald o'connell she became america's sweetheart. >> i was dancing for three months. so i was hysterical. >> reynolds would showcase her range earning best actress oscar nomination for "the unsinkable molly brown." >> that ship might be down, not me. >> reporter: drama seemed to follow reynolds into her personal life. her first marriage ended in a scandalous love triangle. reynolds would marry and divorce two more times. >> i don't choose well. i don't
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myself. i seem to have very poor taste in men. >> reporter: reynolds had a volatile relationship with her daughter one carrie fisher famously talked about in a book. despite their differences they shared some similarities, both landed breakout roles at age 19 rocketing to superstardom both living in the public eye. the pair ended their feud becoming very close, even harmonious. reynolds and fisher appearing together in a rare performance in 2011. ♪ happy days are here >> reynolds came from old hollywood very much where a studio whereas carrie fisher
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>> reporter: along with the legacies their stories and personal relationship will live on with an upcoming hbo documentary offering an intimate look at their lives. >> you cannot keep that phone. >> reporter: the unbreakable bond of this influential mother and daughter team captured in a statement from carrie's brother. she's gone to be with carrie. there has been an outpouring online everyone trying to find the words to express the scope of the tragedy. one person wrote i would love to see what carrie fisher would have to say about this. >> dave corbin is with us. you heard stephanie say people are trying to find a way to
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describe it. obviously this is on the internet. people are saying this is a broken heart. do you see it that way when you look at their relationship? >> i think i do. a lot of people are talking about how tragic this is with debbie to pass one day after her own daughter. i also think it is quite touching. i'm hoping people remember both sides of the events. >> describe more of their relationship. >> they had a lot in common. they both had this amazing wit. they definitely shared that in common and it is easy to see hue carrie fisher was her mother's daughter. they had a rocky relationship. she talks about how it was difficult for her to share her mother with adoring fans and for about ten years they didn't speak. it was great to see them reconcile in the later years. last year early 2015 carrie presented her mother with screen
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achievement award. >> we talk so much about carrie fisher's impact on young girls and what she did. debbie reynolds 19 years old put in the seemingly impossible position of dancing with two performers. it became this major point in her career. >> if you watch that number and knowing she was 19 and basically crammed for that. her feet were bleeding by the end of the filming and she pulled it off. she started off as a beauty queen. she was so much funkier than a lot of the female movie stars of the time. i think that really sets her apart. >> gene kelly gave her a hard time shooting that. made her cry a couple of times we have read. how much do you see at 19 that
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>> it carried on throughout her entire career and the role that stephanie just mentioned that garnered her her only oscar nomination that unsinkable spirit stayed with her throughout her career. it was great to see her have a resurgence in the mid '90s and playing grace's mom on will and grace. it was great to have her have that resurgence. really special for her to take that victory lap. >> do we know -- we saw that moment with them on oprah, what brought them back together? >> i don't really know but it sounded like it was one of those situations where time would heal all the wounds and i think they realized they were better off together than apart. >> that's a beautiful image of them there together.
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storms expected in the great lakes with heavy snow and high winds. we have al back to tell us more about that. >> let's show you what is happening. we have what is going to develop into a nor'easter as it makes its way up into new england. from philadelphia south we have strong storms and heavy thunderstorms. you see back through pennsylvania, western new york snow starting to fire up. along the coast we have cold front and low pressure developing up along this system. so by earlier today we will see coastal low moving into the northeast with more rain and snow. this is mostly an inland event. parts of new england heavy snow. one to three inches of rain per pour with the possibility of thunder snow. as it pulls away the winds come across the great lakes so lake effect snow bands will develop. look at snowfall amounts anywhere from 12 to 18 up
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as we move into parts of central and western new york and on to pennsylvania anywhere from nine inches to a foot and a half, in some places two feet of snow. the good news is this is a very quick mover. it will leave very strong winds. could be airport delays tomorrow from boston to new york city. now to president-elect donald trump taking a much different tone talking about president obama just hours after slamming him on twitter. just where does their relationship stand? >> reporter: twists and turns. senior transition official tells nbc news today the president-elect will spend part of his day doing inauguration speech prep. his complaints turning to contradictions. tre
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>> he called me. we have a very good talk generally about things. he was in hawaii. it was a very nice call. i actually thought we covered a lot of territory. >> reporter: the white house tells nbc news that phone conversation was positive and focussed on a smooth transition. >> it was a great conversation. >> reporter: rewind just 11 hours before that trump hit what he called the many inflammatory president o statements and road blocks. the about face coming during an impromptu session with reporters and don king in town for a dinner party. trump promising a new conference but brushing off questions about how he will separate business dealings with business of being
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president. >> it's a very routine thing. it's not a big deal. when i won they knew i had big business all over the place. it's a very simple situation. >> reporter: the president-elect preferring to focus instead on a different business, sprint and the announcement the telecom company will keep or create 5,000 jobs in the u.s. a sprint spokesperson confirming the additional jobs are part of a deal announced weeks ago. from now trump is focussing on federal agencies with an eye on making changes to the v.a. now considering public-private health care option for veterans and possibly forming an advisory council. for trump already looking past the transition with now just 22 days left until the oval office. the president-elect still has not named hisk
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secretary, one of just a few open cabinet positions left including the heavy agriculture department, too. as early as today the obama administration is expected to reveal new measures to punish russia over suspected meddling in the u.s. election as it deals with a new dust up with israel. peter alexander is at the white house with more. >> this is a real-life clash of the titans, obama, trump, netanyahu and clinton. certainly not going quietly on the issue of policy. top new actions today against russia. this morning the white house is preparing to announce retaliatory steps against russia. two senior u.s. officials confirm to nbc news the announced steps will likely include economic sanctions
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coordinated by the treasury departments and additional covert steps. the u.s. has been careful trying to avoid engaging russia. late thursday president-elect trump dismissed the threat of new sanctions. >> i think we are going to get on with our lives. >> senior u.s. officials tell nbc news they are highly confident russian president vladimir putin was personally involved in the hacking. this morning the obama administration is taking heat for fierce criticism of israel delivered in forceful farewell speech by john kerry. >> friends need to tell each other the hard truths. >> kerry tearing into israel for plans to build settlements calling it a threat to peace. israel's benjamin netanyahu's furious.
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about the importance of peace. >> it seems to have inflamed things with this administration just weeks from being out the door. >> although i respect secretary kerry's hard work in pursuit of peace i do question the timing and the purpose. >> reporter: earlier president-elect trump seized the moment slamming the obama administration tweeting we cannot continue to let israel be treated with so much disdain and disrespect. while kerry says no administration has done more than israel security the israeli ambassador to the u.s. disputes that. >> it's not true. >> reporter: already embracing the next administration netanyahu tweeted at trump, thank you for your warm friendship and clear cut support for israel. critics say donald trump ignored one of the hall
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is only one president at a time especially as it relates to foreign affairs. one of the real bottom lines is there is a growing sense of yesterday's bitter back and forth may have marked the end of the two state solution as guiding policy as it looks towards peace between israel and palestinians. two soldiers were killed when their apache helicopter crashed about 25 miles southeast of houston. the texas army national guard says names are being withheld until their families are notified. the helicopter was on a routine training mission when witnesses say it broke apart in the air. a piece of the chopper's blade was found near the crash site. no word yet on what caused that crash. flight recorders revealed no evidence of explosion on board a russian plane that cras.
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a terrorist act. a russian military official said the captain indicated there was, quote, a special situation that began unfolding. the official wouldn't elaborate but noted it is likely it was caused by several factors. president obama designated land in utah and nevada as national monuments marking the administration's latest move to protect environmentally sensitive areas. the bears ear national monument will cover more than a million acres. it is a blow for republican leaders who say it will add another layer of unnecessary government control. in nevada the monument includes rare fossils and dinosaur tracks. let's get a check of the weather with al. >> let's show you what we've got going on for your area
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wet weather south and east, gulf coast, well-. sunshine in the plains. a storm moving to the pacific northwest. we will take a look at that coming up in the next half hour. we will get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. scattered showers continue across the area. all rain over by about 9:00 a.m. we are dealing with wet roads this morning. notice just
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any concerns for slick spots greatly diminishing across the area. a high today of 51 degrees. we'll get some sunshine for the afternoon hours. it is windy and cold tomorrow with feels like temperatures in the 20s and 30s. >> thats and that is your latest weather. thank you very much. a series that claims jonbenet ramsey was killed by her brother. honoring fallen heroes. we will hear from families of police officers ambushed and killed in the line of duty this year. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this is a news 4 today news break. 7:26 on this thursday morning. >> in the news this morning there is a search for a possible serial armed robber. police say the same man may have robbed five 711 stores and a dunkin' donuts. the latest happened in clinton. in each case police say the suspect stole money and cigarettes. police think he is driving a chrysler 300. >> two people are missing this morning. first in montgomery county kala clark disappeared from a group home. and in the district 13 year old pittman has been
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days. she was last seen near the metro station on friday wearing a green and blue coat and pink boot slippers. let's check the morning commute now. >> good morning. we had a trouble spot inside the beltway going westbound. the accident activity blocked the right lane and caused a delay. otherwise things relatively quiet even with rain showers and lighter volume. for now if you are headed out just keep speeds down and give yourself extra time and be careful. there is a hypothermia alert in d.c. today. >> we have a check of forecast coming up next.
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here is the latest check of radar. still want tograb the umbrella as you head out this morning. scattered showers across the area. most of us dry by 9:00 a.m. temperatures above freezing across the area. we are
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versus slick conditions out here. afternoon hours clouds break up and the winds increase. highs today 51. another update in 25 minutes sdprmpt when for now back to the "today" show.
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7:30 now on a thursday morning december 29, 2016. we have a happy group out there at rockefeller plaza. it's a nice crowd. pales in comparison to what you might see in two days in times square. >> a lot of people will transition right over and will be lining up to see carson. he will be there. >> again. >> i don't know what i would do if i wasn't there. >> 18 years in a row. you can check carson, some of his friends and new year's eve celebration.
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>>. >> it's going to be awesome. stories making headlines. ledge endary actress debbie reynolds died yesterday after just one day of her daughter carrie fisher. reynolds starred in "singing in the rain." she earned an oscar nomination for her role in "unspeakable molly brown." president-elect donald trump spoke briefly to reporters in florida late wednesday. he announced sprint could bring 5,000 jobs back to the united states. mr. trump called the conversation very nice but did not say exactly what was said. three teenagers on vacat
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after their boat capsized more than two miles from shore. they managed to hang on to a cell phone, called 911 and waited to be rescued on that small piece of the overturned boat. also making headlines a massive lawsuit filed by jonbenet ramsey's brother, burke. >> this week marks 20 years since jonbenet ramsey's unsolved murder. one of the programs is the subject of a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit filed by jonbenet's brother. a series titled "the case of jonbenet ramsey" assembled a group of investigators. they theorize burke ramsey may ha
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a flashlight killing her. he is seeking $750 million in damages. the suit claims the accusation that burke ramsey killed his sister was based on lies, half truths and intentional avoidance of truthful information. >> if they can prove the allegations they stated a strong case. >> reporter: in a statement his father saying it cannot be tolerated. cbs has not returned meages seeking comment but in september said cbs stands by the braut. spitz, declined to comment on this recent suit by in october burke ramsey filed another defamation lawsuit against spitz for other public comments he made about the case. in court documents spitz asked for that suit to be dismissed, arguing that because the death
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of our nation's most widely discussed and debated unsolved crimes, the first amendment gives dr. spitz the breathing room to express his point of view about it. >> i know i didn't do it. >> reporter: earlier this year burke ramsey broke his silence speaking with dr. phil. >> did you do anything to harm your sister, jonbenet? >> no. >> did you murder your sister, jonbenet? >> no. >> reporter: for two decades now the history has captivated the public yet remains unsolved. this month boulder county investigators announced they are planning another round of dna testing using new technology on key evidence in the 20-year-old case. we reached out to the production company and the six other experts named in burke ramsey's lawsuit. so far, they have not returned our messages. >> lot more to >> a lot more to come on that story. thanks very much. let's get another check of the weather. we missed
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>> good to be back. we are talking about wet weather for our friends in southern california. california has been getting a lot of rain. they are just not done yet. they are getting some relief. pacific moisture streaming up into the southwest all the way to southern and central california. a cold front coming down going to combine. rain will be moving into southern california late today to tomorrow. then another break before the next system comes in late on sunday. rainfall amounts from phoenix into southern california anywhere from a half an inch to some places picking up an inch of rain. still tracking scattered rain showers. we are dealing with wet roads if you are traveling early today. and then this afternoon focus is on the wind. windy conditions out there later today and throughout the day tomorrow. the wind not an issue this morning. by the afternoon hours it is
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been shot. and that he didn't make it. my heart is broken. >> reporter: this year the family christmas tree pays tribute to patrick and the reality that he won't be coming home is still sinking in. >> to wake up and know that he's not here, that i can't call him, hear his voice again, you just don't want to face the world. >> reporter: in california, another family knows this pain too well. >> every single day there's something that reminds us of her and the pain of losing her. >> reporter: on october t 8th, their daughter was killed in an ambush attack in palm springs. >> it was just a perfect storm of bad things that happened. >> reporter: she had just returned from maternity leave when david, a retired officer with be got word his daughter was killed. >> every time one of
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our beautiful daughter was, i feel it now because i know that that family's going through. which is a living hell. >> reporter: in place of christmas decorations at the cling house are photos and mementoses of their youngest daughter, gone too soon. they say they're trying to stay strong for their son-in-law, zachary, also a police officer, and their 6-month-old granddaughter who celebrated her first christmas without her mom. >> pretty much every day is just a challenge to get up and put one foot in front of the other because we miss her so much. she was the light of our life. >> reporter: now it is the smallest members of these families, two little girls, who are leading the way to a path of healing. >> you can read more about these officers and our conversations with other families of slain officers this year at >> ari, oh, my goodness. when you see this story and you know these things happen,
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ronan farrow is in the orange room talking, unfortunately, to the reaction of another stunning death in hollywood. >> i thought when i was in the orange room i would get to cover the latest viral crazing can something feel-good. here we are for the third time this week talking about the loss of an icon, debbie reynolds who lost her daughter the day before. cher tweeted this is beyond heartbreaking. b debbie was an idol. >> the world is finding ways to mourn both mother and also daughter. a light saber vigil people had at disneyland. on the hollywood walk of fame where debbie doesn't have a star, fans created one for her. last month carrie fisher said of her mom there are very few women from her generation who worked like that, raised children, had horrible relationships and lost all her money and got it back again. my mom knew debbie reynolds and she loved her and she kept coming back to the fact that she was tough. bb
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take every penny she had. she always found a joke in the tragedy. she always fought and sang and danced her way back. i stayed up watching clips of her. she just carried herself with such dignity and humor and race. grace. a lesson for her kids. >> how about somebody give carrie fisher a star on the hollywood walk of fame. >> they redeveloped such a close bond and it was almost like -- courtney asked me, my daughter, is it possible for somebody to die of a broken heart? i said, yeah, i think so, sweetheart. >> we've done stories on that. >> i think debbie knew that her daughter needed her. >> thank you very much, ronan. just ahead, why agagwyneth paltrow says she is a role model when it comes to divorce. this morning, guys, we're going to check in on our
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this is a news 4 today news break. >> good morning. just a few minutes shy of the 8:00 hour on this thursday, december 29 of 2016. want to get right to jack taylor. >> thank you and good morning to you. if you are headed out it is still volume light. we are at holiday pace. we have some storm clouds rolling through with moisture on the roadway. for now you see no red which is great. slower speeds on the roadways. for now we are in good shape. everybody is moving very well. >> we will get a check of your forecast coming up next.
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here is a latest check of storm team 4 radar. you can see showers impacting just about all of the area. by lunch time most of us are dry. winds do pick up this afternoon. it is windy throughout the day. tomorrow with winds it will feel like we are in the 20s. >> oh, joy. we will be back to check in with you.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, double dose of sadness. >> my mother, debbie reynolds! >> just one day after losing daughter carrie fisher, hollywood icon debbie reynolds passes away at the age of 84. her son saying simply, she's gone to be with her. this morning as tributes pour if from around the world, we look back at the star's life and career. plus, the ride of a lifetime. >> there's nothing i can't overcome. >> jay leno brings us the story of a wounded warrior and a surprise she won't soon forget. >> hey, marcus, what do you think of that car? >> jay will let you drive. and wrangler's new
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>> we'll check in with our original puppy with a purpose now a full-time guide dog helping his owner live the california dream "today," thursday, december 29th, 2016. ♪ my first day of retirement on "today"! >> happy birthday, dad, down in houston, texas! >> shout out to our friends at home! >> shout out to all of our friends in san antonio, texas. >> celebrating the new year on the "today" show. woo! welcome back to "today" >> welcome back to "today" on this thursday morning. spending time with her family
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here on the plaza. >> good morning, everybody. >> elton john's "tiny dancer." "almost famous" is one of my favorite movies of all times. >> good morning to you guys. it's time to get ready for the new year's celebration. a lot of people here in times square. this morning we have answers to last minute dilemmas including simple snacks you can prepare and how to shop in your own closet for something to wear. you do not need to go out and buy an outfit. >> first a check of today's top headlines. heris
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we begin with another heartbreaking loss. a truly shocking turn of events. carrie fisher and her mother debbie reynolds passing away just a day apart. now the world is mourning two legends of the screen and stage. >> that girl running up the aisle. >> another hollywood tragedy. screen legend debbie reynolds dead at the age of 84. passing away just one day after losing her daughter, "star wars" icon carrie fisher. reynolds son saying she has gone to be with carrie. still grieving the death of her daughter reynolds was rushed to the hospital wednesday after having trouble breathing. last night some saying she suffered a
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superstardom in the 1950s. starring in "singing in the rain." her talent making her a household name and a national treasure. later earning her an oscar nomination for playing the unsinkable molly brown. >> just fooling us. >> thank you all very much. >> she married eddie fisher in the late '50s and together they had two children. but the hollywood star suffered personal heartbreak when her husband left her for their close friend elizabeth taylor. >> i don't blame anybody but myself but i seem to have poor taste in men. reynolds remarried and divorced two more times.
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daughter become her own hollywood icon. their relationship at times timulltuous. but finding each other again and developing a strong mother/daughter bond both of their journeys ending a day apart. debbie reynolds is also known to children as the voice of spider in "charlotte's web." since the news of carrie fisher's death on tuesday her book has catapulted. and her most recent to number one. >> thank you very much. thank you. and now to president-elect trump emerged from his estate taking a much different tone about president obama after blasting him on twitter. hallie jackson has more for us. >> reporter: good morning to the both of you. complaints turning to
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contradictions for president-elect trump a half day after bemoaning president obama and what he calls a transition that wasn't going quite so smoothly. donald trump said this -- >> he called me. we had a very good talk about generally -- he was in hawaii. it was a very nice call. and i actually thought we covered a lot of territory. >> reporter: but donald trump clearly not seeing eye to eye with the current administration over israel. he vented frustration over the united nations after that controversial security council resolution reprimanding israel. secretary of state john kerry standing by the u.s. decision not to block the vote. russia is also in the international spot light today expected to face new punishment from the obama administration for trying to interfere with the u.s. election. >> thanks very much. in other news t
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maine went beyond normal call of duty to rescue stolen mail. turns out teenagers had stolen mail and dumped it over the side of the bridge and on to the ice below when the chief got the call. all three bags were recovered. two teenagers have been arrested. >> i hope it was a big check in the mail. just ahead put a smile on your face with this man's attempt at the hottest board game of the year. it's hilarious. >> gwyneth paltrow taking on her critics and opening up about her divorce from coldplay's chris martin. then, jay leno takes an american hero for a ride
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s, it has to be good. it is 8:10 with what's "trending" today. guys, you know we love a good meal around here. this is what's "trending." tomorrow, some pretty sad news out here. the famous carnegie deli is going to be shutting its doors. gone tomorrow. the new york institution first opened up in 1937 and became famous for its corned beef and pastrami sandwich. >> and the size of the sandwich. small family of three could live off it. >> henry kissinger, meryl streep, warren beatty, halle berry, many, many more. we wanted to honor this deli and get one bite of the original before it closed so we brought in some sandwiches. i've got corne
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i've never had one. i've lived here ten years. you have papastrami. >> one is boiled, we've learned. >> one's smoked. different spices. i was just there not more than maybe six weeks ago with norman leer. it was terrific. it is still -- growing up in new york, that was one of your righ rites of passage. >> how much was this thing? >> 17 pounds. >> pastrami and corned beef is better the next day. >> this could last you an entire week. >> let me just take a bite. >> you will not. >> while we are stuffing our faces, let's check in on our good friends down in southwest florida. on "trending" on wednesday, thousands had been tuning in to watch harriet and m-15, two bald eagles who are going to become parents any min
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>> it could make up for a week of tragedy if they'd just give birth on air for us. >> he needs to change his name. m-15. one of those merge hollywood names. okay, guys, this video i've watched it now countless times. it caught my eye yesterday. i even sent it to savannah guthrie on her maternity leave. matt rogers, a tv personality on the hallmark channel posted this cute video of his young daughter attempting the water bottle challenge. she's surrounded by what i think are her brothers, younger boys, but they're older than her and i don't think they think she has game. take a look. watch it until the end. >> i haven't seen this. >> look at that! >> dab it. >> boom! >> i love her. this video is
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>> but the brothers are happy for her. >> they're so happy. >> she was on america's got talent, i would vote for her. i would hit the golden buzzer. >> i told savannah, first of all, she reminds me of vail, the curly hair, spunky personality. >> i don't know if it's better than that but this is right up there. you heard the new game speak out? i feel like everybody got this this holiday season. you take a large mouthpiece an put it in your mouth then you read a sentence that's hard to understand. people try and figure out what exactly you are saying but you've got this crazy thing in your mouth. this video is a grandpa attempting to play the game when something goes horribly wrong. >> his teeth! >> oh! oh! >>
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the video on facebook. that's her 88-year-old grandpa losing his dentures. that video's been moved 35 million times by me alone. >> that's why i wouldn't bite into the sandwich on live television. you done eating? >> i am. let's do "popstart!." >> this new year's eve, kathie lee and hoda are going to host a special here on nbc called "a host to 2016." it is a highlight reel for the year. it features some of the wildest pop culture moments, videos that went viral and some crazy trends that made this year very, very memorable. some stars got together and they've got some moments to talk about. here's a clip. >> 2016 gave us a whole new definition of this. >> who started dabbing? >> the dab is associated with cam newton and the carolina panthers. >> who came up with dabbing? with the first time doing the moves?
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>> the water bottle challenge. what we don't see on the internet is all the practice it took to get there. >> it is like you have a permanent broken screen door. just -- bam! bam! bam! knock it off with the bottle of water! >> that's where it began right there. watch katie lee -- kathie lee, excuse me. >> what did you say? >> kathie lee and hoda. >> get in the chopper! >> called "full toast to 2016." saturday at 8:00, 7:00 central. if anybody's speaking english by midnight you're not drinking enough. and then it is the rose parade on nbc. with yours truly and hoda kotb. >> that's right. you're zbrg to lov
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gwyneth paltrow made some comments to ""in style" magazine about her divorce. she thinks the way they have he a handled their divorce has made a very positive impact on the way she's viewed. she says he's at my house every single day. we have our own lives but we still have our family life. i honestly think chris and i have posited something very popular to divorce. >> take a bullet? that's a a little extreme. wow. what's happening in her life that somebody might -- come on! >> someone's got her back. last here, our heartfelt congratulations go out to pink and her husband, kerry hart. in november pink
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always liked. so they put the names together and both enjoy a little whiskey. that name was a no brainer. that is your pop start today. >> that is a celebrity name. >> al, you are done? >> not quite. >> put a dent in it. >> a bite out of the sandwich. speaking of new year's eve and carson looking at mostly cloudy skies for the ball drop. 40 degrees should be fairly mild. let's look at the weekend ahead as far as new year's weekend. saturday heavy rain down through the gulf. rain and snow and snow upstate new york and parts of
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as we move into midnight heavy rain through the southwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your nee woo. still tracking rain showers across the area including here in the district parts of alexandria, arlington, fairfax and areas off to the east. showers come to an end during mid to late morning hours. this afternoon it is windy. high temperature is in the low 50s. windy and cold tomorrow. with the wind it feels like we are in the 20s and 30s. new year's eve day dry. january 1 plenty of clouds and high around 50. now more of our look back at the best of "today" in 2016. something special from our good friend jay leno. >> for years he had been talking to support our troops. he surprised a remarkable soldier wounded when statd
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in afghanistan. >> specialist just exchanged birthday gifts with a room mate. >> two came in back-to-back. i was on the ground and i seen everybody else land there. i started screaming. >> she wrapped her present around her best friend to stop the bleeding. >> it was something you never want to see with your own child laying flat in that bed with tubes and blood everywhere. it was just too much. >> the day that she lived and they didn't. it was a day that she fell asleep in one country and woke up in another. it was a day that she looked down and her body
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same. >> she spent the next three years fighting to save her legs. >> when i first got to waltlete reed i was in denial. how do you push forward when you were the only survivor. >> she found her way back. >> she went from a loaner to in my opinion the face of walter reed. she is everywhere. there isn't a person there that doesn't know her. >> and after three dozen failed surgeries she had enough. on july 4 doctors amputated her leg. >> you hear about the greatest generation. you realize every generation that fights is really the greatest generation. if i can do something to help her or make her smile and laugh that's my
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how are you? how are you doing? what's going on? i'm guessing that's stephanie. >> how are you? >> i'm okay. >> you want to play? >> i can tell i'm being hustled. >> get your feet back. you guys play hard. so close. i obviously have no game. we have one thing in common we like to go fast. >> we can race in wheel chairs and see who is fastest. >> no cheating! nice. remember the tortoise and the ha hare.
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>> and a great heart to heart as we cruise through virginia along the banks of the potomac. >> the worse part is over now? >> yes. regardless of what goes on there is nothing i can't overcome. >> you want to give this thing a try? >> sure. i'm not saying i will be a good driver. >> you drive many sports cars? >> no. >> how many cars do you have? >> you sound like my wife.
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>> 150 cars? >> i'm probably that way with shoes. >> how many shoes you got? >> 70 pair. >> we covered a lot of ground on our road trip. stephanie is engaged to be married and she misses her mom back in ohio. >> if i would have known you would be here maybe i would have flew her down here. >> that would have been cool. >> mt. vernon half a mile. this is george washington's house. pull up here. a little history lesson. >> this is amazing. have you ever been here? >> no. >> this is your commander in chief's house. this is where washington sat. what do you feel like? >> my heart is beating a little fast. where your commander in
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>> george washington sat on this porch and looked over here and -- >> time to sit up here and reflect on everything. >> so much history. >> you have never seen this memorial, have you? >> no. >> the purple heart was originated by george washington himself and you got one. >> i do. >> let's pretty impressive. >> it is really like bittersweet. >> i know. you certainly deserve it. how are you doing? are you all right? >> i got another thing for you. let's go down here. i'll show you the real reason i brought you down. one more surprise for stephanie.
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her mom, brother and nephew in from ohio. >> what do you think of that car? i'll tell you what, aunt stephanie is going to let you drive. it's your car. thanks for your service. >> that's not funny. >> it's your car. >> no. thank you. >> how sweet is that? >> we are looking at the best of the pieces that we did this year. that one was so incredible. >> 20,000 service members from the u.s. alone wounded in afghanistan. so understated. >> such a huge supporter. >> uso yesterday. you were there and they were so grateful for what you have done in the past. we will check in
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wrangler. >> plus alternate new year's eve planning guide. first your local news and weather. this is a news 4 today news break. >> good morning. 8:26 now. let's get a check on the roads. >> the only issue we have had this morning 395 southbound. authorities are dealing with a truck that had broken down. they have the right lane taken away. be careful coming out heading down towards springfield. northbound nothing wrong at all. we will take a look at the big map and showers rolling through. it is green which is great to see no red. if you are headed out pretty decent shape. >> we get a check on the forecast after a quick break.
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shos with temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40z. washington coming in at 42 degrees and will continue to have rain around. by lunch time largely .
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shower. more importantly winds pick up this afternoon. >> thank you. latest news and weather anytime in the nbc washington app.
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welcome back, everyone. welcome back everyone. taking selfies. >> carson, you may have to take over. >> why don't you start it off, carson? >> the year is winding down quickly. getting you ready for your new year's eve celebrations. we got to talk about the grub. we have recipes for not one, not two but six different three ingredients. >> how is that possible? >> and then it is time for fashion. if you can't figure out what
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raid your own closet to make your own clothes feel trendy all over again. >> we have an update on our old buddy wrangler. our first puppy with a purpose and the amazing work he is doing now. >> don't forget to be with us next week. we are kicking off 2017 celebrating matt's 20th year as host of the "today" show. and he is going to be joined by a very special guest. how long ago was it that she left? >> a decade. >> it will be great to have katie back. let's see what is going on. we will start off with today. heavy snow developing as low pressure system moves up the coast. rain in the pacific northwest. southeast looking wet, too. rest of the country looking pretty darn good. as we move into
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conditions. mid section of the country rain returning into southern california and snow interior sections of the pacific northwest. all sorts of nice folks hanging around out here today. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. ithlast check of storm team 4 radar. light showers, most of the d.c. metro area seeing rain. we are starting to see drying in parts of fairfax. we will have scattered showers around through the morning hours. winds pick up this afternoon, maybe isolated afternoon shower. high of 51. 42 tomorrow but with the wind it feels like 20. breezy on saturday. sunday january 1 high of 50. >> and that is your latest weather. make sure you get your weather anytime you need it when you check out the
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your son brought you to new york city. retirement. god bless you. now let's head back inside. >> thank you. we are loving this time here in studio 1 a. we always have a very special place in our hearts for our original puppy with a purpose, wrangler. what has wrangler been up to? have a look. >> from the very first moment we met wrangler he instantly became a member of our family. our puppy with a purpose brightened our morning while learning skills necessary to become a guide dog. we
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step of the way. now 21 months later wrangler graduated and finally met his new family. >> i'm bill stevens. i have never had much vision at all. i lost almost all of what i had when i was 14. >> bill is a music professor at the university of santa clara. swapping studio for the stage wrangler is still in the spot light, trading in morning news for the smooth sounds of jazz. >> great to have a dog who is really comfortable with music even exploring the idea of having him beside me when i perform. >> for wrangler and bill the connection was also instant. >> we were in my room the first night and wrangler is licking my face and
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and another paw and a paw on my shoulder. trying to knock me over backwards with face kisses. >> more than just man's best friend wrangler helps bill live an independent life. >> wrangler will be walking me back and forth to school every day. he will take me to school, our puppy with a purpose finally finding that purpose and we are honored to have been a part of his journey. >> having a dog is very liberating and liberating in the context of companionship. >> feels so good we had wrangler from the beginning and all things that happen here are a small part of helping bill. wrangler loves to be active in the mornings and he loves listening to people. >> do we have something to do with that? >> so good. up next serve up at
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year's eve dinner. this is "today" on nbc.
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back at we are back with today's stress-free holiday. if you have been busy entertaining family and friends you want to make your new year's celebration. we are going to help you do that. we have six different three ingredient dishes. you were saying i don't know how we are going to make great food. looks like you have done. >> i have a bunch of fun stuff for you. we are starting off. you can just take your regular ricatta combined with heavy cream and lemon zest. you just whip it up gets really light, so good.
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olive oil on top a lem skpn snacks. >> over here i have chipotle skewers and this is also easy. i'm using a really great ingredient because you get the chile and amazing sauce. i'm putting it on shrimp. you want to get them peeled, deveined. a little bit of lime juice. mix them up and just i think you need about ten minutes. got some skewers. soak them in water. >> it keeps them from burning. it soaks the water. when you grill them or put them on the boiler -- >> and i like to do about three on a
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you can do these on the grill, lime, all the good stuff. over here this is a twist on pig in a blanket. spicy, so good. you want the spanish one, not the fresh mexican kind. cut into little rectangles. roll it up. these in the oven. >> how spicy? >> pretty spicy but you can get whatever kind you like. i like the heat. you like heat? >> i do. >> a little bit of corn syrup on top. >> i will try one of these. so this is for your brunch on new year's day. we have
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rolls. we are adding fresh berries to this, melted butter. you want to get that. and that goes into a prepared butter pan. >> this is the end result. >> amazing, right? >> this is what comes with the cinnamon roll. sausage. this one is regular breakfast sausages. we are doing cranberry juice which you probably have from your party. it is going to work. maple syrup. get that in there. let it boil, let it cook down. finally our eggs. saving you this time instead of chopping up -- we are using potato. chopping onions, mix them up with your eggs. >> egg, onion, potato. >> and then you get the
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spin style. >> people have been cooking. these are great really easy ideas. thank you so much. you can find the recipes at the question is what are you going to wear? up next outfits that you can pull off with things you might already own. first this is "today" on nbc. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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we are we are back on this thursday morning with today style. if you are searching for the perfect outfit for new year's eve the answer may be hanging in your closet already. here to explain is style editor. good to see you. you look beautiful and festive. i love this combo. is this from your closet? >> half from
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you are going to show us how to rock it so we don't spend a lot of money. >> you already own it. it is about remixing what you have already. it is just about making something look fresh. >> a fresh look. i think we start with korrine. >> little black dress. it looks so great on her. last time she wore it she paired it with patterned tights. this year try wearing something underneath the dress. we have this lace top. it looks like a brand new dress. $25 from h&m. the over the knee books are the look of the moment. she will wear those again. >> i love this. and a fun bag like that just makes the whole thing look brand new. >> i would not have guessed that was the same dress. it
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it looks brand new. >> you can wear that two places and no one would know. >> thank you. come on over and have champagne with us. we have a picture. >> it is two pieces, a tank top and matching skirt. she felt like it was maybe a little bit too much sparkle. you can pair it with a different fabric. little flats she can dance in it. >> everyone is wearing the slip dress. this is perfect. >> she could be wearing a slip dress underneath it. something really special. she is showing how you can shop your closet. those earrings she wore on her wedding day. if you have the special pieces you can wear them again. >> the shoes are mll
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those shoes you can wear forever. >> bronze is a neutral. look how great it looks with that color. >> and next up we have amber. let's take a look at what amber has in her closet. that is already cute. >> this is a new piece she bought. she is saying i want to show it off on new year's eve. amber decided to put it with a great pencil skirt. this is something she already owns. >> very elegant. this happens to be a faux leather. and this great capelet. she wants to go out in new york city. that way she will be all dressed up with her outer wear and take off her cape inside and show off the new piece. >> it looks like a nice hot date going out for cocktails. this looks like you are going to a
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>> she can wear that velvet body suit again with jeans. >> come on over. we have kelly ann. she has a leopard top. that's cute. she can wear that to a new year's party. >> she has a show stopping piece. leopard sheer top she said makes her feel so confident. great time to shop for things you will wear in 2017. they have the frayed hem. and the fabric she can wear it. >> i'm obsessed with the boots. >> they are embroidered velvet. you can mix and match patterns. it's new year's eve. she is going to wear those. this is a belt bag. she wants to be hands fre
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a belt bag. >> put a couple of credit cards and she is ready to go out. >> kw want to hang out wherever you are going because you got the moves. >> happy new year's ladies you look beautiful. you are dressed a little early but you can stay in this and make it happen. >> great job. for more of these looks and other new year's eve ideas go to up next inside the growing movement that is making the most of your food scraps. first this is "today" on nbc. i really like that about bassett. you really can custom make your furniture ely
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it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless.
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welcome back to "today." plenty of people make new year's resolutions to eat less. what about wasting less? >> yes. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is here with more on a new mission that's growing fast. >> good morning, guys. every year americans waste almost as much food as they grow but one company is trying to change that strap by scrap. >> reporter: ♪ >> there is a movement simmering inside and it is made from the discard rd produce. this is where soups, sandwiches are cooked up from
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scraps. >> one thing we are seeing is restaurant industry utilizing and putting the scraps, things most people throw away into foods that we eat. >> every year american consumers throw away $165 billion worth of food. that's 40% of what is grown for human consumption. as one of the largest produce distributors they are turning it into sparks of opportunity. >> when we think about sparks we think about any food product that we build from production, carrot peel, outer leaves of romaine. >> each week 150,000 pounds of sparks are generated from the fresh cut and a win/win for the bottom line and the environment. washington, d.c.'s misfits
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are -- pr and while baldor is a leading they are not alone. in northern california imperfect produce delivers rejected produce like these squeezes melons into a hydrating food hy drink and across the pond, ru rubies in the rubble turned radishes into relishes. >> i advise people to take those scraps, put them in the freezer. all the scraps have nutritional value in them. >> as of this month, baldor is zero organic landfill which means none of its organic waste will make its way to
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with their competitors as well. >> it is a great idea. is that an restaurant you can go. >> yeah. recipes on how you can cook with your own scraps at home, head to and now we're in for a treat. ronan farrow is in the orange room and he has a big responsibility. smucker's celebrates "today" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. it has to be good. guys, 2017 is right around the corner. we're celebrating a different kind of milestone new year's eve birthdays. i sympathize, i am a december 19d 19th baby. i know scourge of holiday presents. a few people born on the 31st, jamie's dad turns 72 on the 31st but is never too old to whack a pinata. kerry's
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spend his 21st birthday serving our current in the air force. thanks for your service, john. sincerely. and take a look at this, adorable sydney is going to be 2 on new year's eve. that's pretty cute. michelle says she can make anyone smile. i buy it. keep celebrating those new year's eve birthdays by celebrating tod we're back with some money saving tips for the new year. and you are back on "today's take." where are you been? >> just hanging out with family. >> you miss us? >> i didn't watch. i'll be honest with you. that's why i'm on vacation. >> we're just tv friends? we're going to discuss this. >> we're very good friends but -- you know. that's the way it is. >> only when i'm in your face. >> well? love the one you're with. that's why it's called vacation. but first we got your local news and weather. yo
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right! . this is a news 4 today news break. >> good morning. almost 9:00 on this thursday december 29. last couple of days of 2016. i'm erika gonzalez. let's check the roads now. >> an accident on southbound lanes of
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terminal road. authorities remain on scene. also up in fort meade after 198 we did have a crash causing a delay. not a huge delay but anything this morning causing the slow down. if and when sunshine returns we will check your forecast next.
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still showers showing up on storm team 4 radar. otherwise overcast skies as we head into the afternoon hours. winds also pick up. >> thank you. remember that you can get the latest news and weather anytime on our nbc washington app.
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this morning on "today's take," top moments from 2016 top moments from 2016 counting down to 2017. and wait until you see what this marching band number did. >> from nbc news this is "today's take" live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a thursday morning december 29th, 2016. >> we'll talk about it later. >> you want to know did
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the show while i was gone. the answer is no. >> i said like don't you miss us or curious what we are up to? >> no. the program goes on. i know the level of excellence that has been set by our producers and crew will be continued. >> it wasn't the sound of the mob. >> put down the pitch forks. what part of i didn't watch don't you get? >> how did you know i cook with a grill? >> i saw it on instagram. >> you are instustalking me. >> you happen to be in the
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>> yeah. yeah, it is. >> no! no. >> put down the pitch forks, guys. it's cool. >> it's all good. >> i feel like we're not just tv friends. >> no, we're friends. >> we are real life people who love each other. >> but when people go away -- people work, who are friends, they go away. they don't necessarily check in every -- i mean if you -- we were working if an office. okay? >> but we don't. >> but if we were, i wouldn't call in to the office and see how we were doing. i would just assume you're doing okay. i just trust that you're fine. if anything was wrong, i would find out. >> yeah. i'd be in the news. >> exactly. >> i now have a new definition -- at least i have twitter friends. >> that's true. those are your friends. >> what did you do in your time off since you don't talk to me? >> i did a lot of cooking. >> i saw on instagram. >> on instagram. my dad used to make these cinnamon buns.
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for christmas when we are opening frenpresents you can sm cinnamon buns baking. i continue the ugly sweater contest. bill murray -- this is last year. i broke that out. >> look how slim you look. >> well, that was before christmas. i'm in bigger clothes now. did a lot of cooking. tried this recipe. you've got to try this. see those biscuits? it is from a magazine, "garden and gun." >> like a country. >> but it is actually very interesting magazine. >> was that all one meal? >> no. breakfast was in the lower left there. i also made bacon fat ginger snaps. >> i saw that again on your instagram because i was insta stalking you. were they good? >> very were delicious. i got that recipe from the "new york times." and then if you are an animation fan, a saturday morning
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norman rockwell museum in stockbridge. there is an exhibit there. it is the first museum retrospective of the art of hanna barbara. >> how did you find this? >> it is not too far from where we have a house upstate. lela saw a billboard for it and said, let's go. >> who's that short guy to the left of those kids? >> that would be me. >> that would be the little man. there are so many great cells and original drawings and memorabilia. you have got to go. >> maybe you'll talk me and the family when you guys go. because we're close like that. wow. okay. so you know, while you were gone, lot of people filled in. your catchphrase is -- >> here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >>
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difficult it is. first of all, have you a trademark. we have to pay him every time we say it. >> now let's take a look at the weather. >> you are filling in this morning. you wanted to do the weather. >> not for time to check the weather in your neck of the woods. >> now time to check in for the weather in your neck of the woods. >> now it is time for a check of the weather -- what do you say? in your hood. i forgot the line. >> time for a check of the weather -- here's a look at it in your neck of the woods. i can't get it right. >> oh, i am so sorry! i didn't watch. >> put down the pitch forks. seriously, guys. he can't run that fast. he had surgery. we all tried while you were gone and failed. that just solidifies your greatness more. >> well, thank you. speaking of the greatness -- >> i saw your tweets about this with debbie reynolds.
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this double tragedy. debbie reynolds passes away at the age of 84, a hollywood icon, so represents old hollywood, just one day after the death of her daughter, carrie fisher. it just seems hard to process. >> i was anchoring "nightly news" last night filling in for lester. when i got in, there is a report debbie reynolds had a stroke. like, are you kidding? you have that "no" moment. then it is confirmed. i got home an hour and a half after that and i got a message from our team it was confirmed that she died. i called my mother, i said, mom, debbie reynolds has passed away. no! it is that reality that she has died. this hollywood great. she's 84, so in reality, we know her age. but to die a day after your daughter, your beloved daughter, and her
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his mom was talking about just hours before she died how much she missed carrie and she wanted to be with carrie. you said that lela -- courtney asked me and said, can somebody die of a broken heart? there have been stories. >> we've done stories. it's heavily focused on spouses and you hear oftentimes a spouse dies soon after. i don't know what the research is regarding parent/child but when you think about the levels of unimaginable pain, losing a child -- >> from our nbc medical team, older folks actually have more than double the risk of having a stroke within 30 days of losing a loved one. it is similar to the idea of that broken heart syndrome. >> i have to -- listen, debbie reynolds' son says i want to be with
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carrie. we talked about this, this year, 2016 and all of the loss of people, these icons that we know and obviously personal lolsses for people at home that we don't know, just how 2016 has -- we've had beautiful things happen of course. there's just been a lot of -- >> a lot of tumult. >> yeah. >> i had the oddest moment. i don't think i'm spoiling the movie for nick, but nick and i went to see "rogue 1," the prequel to the "star wars" story, to what happened in the first original "star wars." carrie fisher has a very brief, but transitional, role in it. and we saw the movie. and two hours later carrie fisher, word had come out that she had passed. and it was just this weird goosebump moment. so our thoughts and prayers are with them and that they are together and god bless them and their families. >> beautifully
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a little up. >> let's get us up. a junior at ohio state university is in the marching band. >> the ohio state university. >> can you roll back the prompt again. austin breezy is a junior at the ohio state university. he is in the marching band. that's a major responsibility. huge. his friend bet him a burrito at chipotle, which is the size of this table, that he could not make a 55-yard field goal. he has never kicked a field goal, until there was burrito on the line. >> what? >> he's never done it. he was in the marching band. the band tweeted out the video asking the football team if they needed a kicker are for saturday's game. a tryout could be in his future. could -- got to try him out. >> isn't he being -- isn't he
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>> a member of the team has reached out. >> member of the team reaching out. >> they are on the same campus. >> the assistant athletic director. >> that's like the movie "rudy." didn't rudy just walk on? >> i think so. >> that's the one movie you don't know the whole lot? >> it's so long ago, i don't remember. >> i think that's the whole premise of "rudy," this kid that's not like on team and he becomes the whole star. >> we have a huge crowd in here today. >> we do. they all have pitch forks because they're mad about you not watching the show. >> none of them are watching either. their backs were all turned. >> here's what's happening i here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we don't want stations going away? >> they automatically do it. >> if you say it it is like -- whatever is going to happen. >> beetle juice. >> who is
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back now with more of "today's take." back now with more of today's take. >> i have some one of the best was mountain dew's super bowl ad puppy monkey baby. this freaked me out. it is just bizarre. >> it is like a stoner ad. in the nicest way i say stoner. they say one of the worst was the super bowl ad for bud light. >> i don't remember that one. i loved it. there were great cameos in it. it was ju
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bud light said it did increase consumer perception of the brand. i thought it was terrific. >> taylor versus treadmill. that was so funny. >> and then we had jeep ad to mark the 75th anniversary. >> from the beaches of normandy to far reaches of the earth. >> reminded of that. >> and michael phelps ad for underarmer marking his final turn in the pool. this is one of those commercials you look at and like i'm going to get up and work out.
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i'm going to eat like him. >> the dedication to what -- and all of these athletes. how his life has transformed. >> his wedding pictures posted online are just absolutely stunning. my favorite ad is ice t, the geico commercial and out on the lawn and they are selling iced tea and he is like this is lemonade. that can go down in tv history. it's amazing. >> the state farm, the one where it juxtaposes the young girl getting her first car with the guy's car being vandalized and he goes this can't be happening. and then you see the guy'sr
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be happening and the guy goes it's happening sweetheart. >> i haven't seen that one. >> i'm pretty sure it is all state. >> what is this about small talk? >> washington post says small talk is under threat. when you are standing in line at the checkout folks are busy on their phones and texting and e-mailing. so when you are in line at the grocery store or coffee shop are you on your phone? >> i do my shopping online. >> getting a cup of coffee or something like that? >> i am good at small talk. i go shopping and run into people and they are talking about how is al roker. we talk but you know me at parties. you had a beautiful christmas party last year. ymp not good at
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i get very shy. i stand off to the corner and hold one poor person hostage. >> she really does. >> i do. >> i guess the point of the article is because we are so connected at home that we are not making eye contact and not talking to people. >> you are great at like reminding people to put their phones down. now when i go to dinner i will like glance at the and then put it away. i try even when i'm home with the family at one point we went to see moana. i pulled up my phone and my 7 year old niece says they said no phones in the theater. i'm like this is how i pay for the movie theater. i have been reminded of putting it down. what is your small talk tip? >> haley's
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this is a big moment. i'm going to watch you on tv do this. >> let's show you what is happening in this weather. we have a nor'easter. this is pushing through. wet weather along the coast and as it moves in we are looking at anywhere from one to two feet of snow in parts of interior new england and also york. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> u' so dreamy.
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overwhelmed by all of the new year's resolutions. picking the right resolution. >> here to get those tips on making 2017 goals successful author of successful women think differently. >> good to see you. >> let's start with a better you. how do we do this? >> it's so important for us when we start out particularly thinking about how, and thinking about the news right now, a lot of things are on the down side. one of the things we can do is engage in happiness iggers. here we talk about the goal fatigue. we have too many goals and get stretched thin. our energy depletes. maybe one goal at a time or
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you have a goal to celebrate between. pick a feeling. i want to feel and have more space or maybe you want more energy or hapness and decide what is the goal to give me that. one word. >> moving on to relationships. and what are we improving with these? >> one of the things we know is happiness is contagious. choose to be around happy people. >> easier said than done sgrmpt had you have some people who aren't happy for good reasons. find more time for the people who are very positive. successful people do speak differently. speaking up, asking for what you want can transform. >> let's move on to work. one thing you want to stretch yourself. >> so is there a skill
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is there something that can stretch you outside of your comfort zone. we know learning new things boosts happiness but stretches us and helps us see what our potential can be. if you looked ahead ten years from now and you said what will i wish i had done? do that. whatever your answer is to that. >> could that translate to your personal life? >> absolutely. >> you went deep with that. >> next up, how can you create your sentiment of happiness? is that a real feeling? >> it is. i can't tell you how happy you are. but there are some things we can do. happiness is largely about the choices we make. about 40% of your happiness is choices. one of my favorites is anticipation. that is just having something to look forward to. whether planning summer vacation or just scanning schedule for something you look forward
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new expressmax caplets. this is a news 4 today news break. >> good morning. it is 9:26. in our headlines an update to breaking news where we know that there was an deputy involved shooting earlier this morning. it happened at a home last night. we are told the deputy was escorting a woman to a home so she could get clothes. a suspect shot at the deputy. the deputy returned fire. we believe the deputy is in serious condition at a hospital and the other person involved we are still waiting for more information on that person's condition. this morning the search is on for a woman seen using a
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as we move into the lunch time hour clouds break up. windy later today, as well. highs around 50. cold tomorrow, high of 42 but with the wind it feels like we are in the 20s.
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with only two days to go before your new year's bash, . only two days to go before your new year's eve bash. >> one of our absolute favorites the host of food and wine magazine's mad genius tips. you are starting off with hot chocolate. >> we are doing slow cooker hot chocolate. we have milk in here. we add heavy cream. i use whole milk and heavy cream. then add chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk. this is tt
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condensed milk. we are going to pour some vanilla and whisk that. cook it on low for two hours and this is what you get. >> can it just stay there and keep warm? >> exactly. that is the best part about this. you put it out at a party. this is great for sleepovers if you have kids they can serve themselves. >> this is the best hot chocolate i have had in my life. >> how about adding extra cream with whipped cream. >> we have make ahead whipped cream dollops. you spoon it on. i do a little convectioners sugar. you take these and freeze them for two hours and have them ready to go. easy. >> this is great for kids, as well or adults who love rich and creamy treat
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>> now you are talking. now you are getting up to my speed. here we have the little -- you just use these little tortilla soups. you can use a little meat if you want. put cheese on it, tomato, a little avocado. these can be with whatever you like and then you serve them on a beautiful platter. a bunch of them because they are going to go quick. >> these are crab cakes. they are super -- you know the thing about crab cakes is i have mayonnaise, crab meat. the thing is you normally need a lot of filler. but with this trick you don't have to do that. they just mix your filling here. >> pieces of crust. >> we like the jumbo. >>
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together. >> you pack it and freeze it for like 30 minutes. so you just take it out, flip it and perfectly done crab cakes. >> and you don't have the filler. >> i do egg, panko and there you go. >> finally we have tuxedo cheese. so this is a really fun thing you can do for your new year's party. you take cheddar cheese, cut it into triangles and put it into a cracker. you cut black olives into the triangles and squares. put it on a platter. there you go. >> that's adorable. >> we kick it up a notch for the holidays. >> great job. i love this.
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where are you from? >> pittsburgh. >> you know each other? >> we do. >> they have been friends for 20 years. >> here is how the game is going to work. the ladies have balls. they are going to bounce the balls to buzz in. i will ask questions. first team to five wins the game. there are prizes. question number one in snl's halloween episode tom hanks portrayed. i will give that to al. the catch phrase was? >> any questions. >> correct. >> and the ball begins to move. going to viral videos, which facebook live video was most watched of 2016? was it chardonnay go, b
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more than -- >> pokemon. >> she didn't say go. >> and the judges still give it to her. two weeks after taylor swift and calvin harris announced breakup taylor was spotted -- >> and which of these classic tv shows did not return in 2016? was it gilmore girls? saved by the bell or fullhouse? >> saved by the bell. >> al is correct. >> did not return. >> was it on? >> in october kim kardashian was robbed of jewelry in what fashion capital? >> paris. >> paris is correct. and it all comes down to this final
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in august justin bieber deleted his instagram account after receiving negative comments about photos featuring which female star? >> lionel richie's daughter. >> we will take that even without her name which is sophia. and the winner is tamron and melissa. we have $100 gift card that will make it that much better. >> for you -- there it is. happy new year my friend. let's do a little weather now. so new year's eve times square mostly cloudy winds at 10 miles per hour. here is what you have on saturday during the day heavy rain from the gulf coast. wet weather to the ohio river valley. midnight
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england. heavy rain in the southwest. sunday new year's day looking at more wet weather. look for snow and travel day on monday could be a big problem from icy mix in the northeast. rain and thunderstorms in atlanta. chicago thunderstorms. out west denver seeing that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.. some mist right now. for the most part the rain showers have come to an end. a little bit of rain led to parts of prince george s as we move into the afternoon hours the focus all about the wind. it is windy later today and throughout the day tomorrow. this afternoon sunshine and high around 51. with the winds tomorrow feels like we are in the 20s. a little breezy on saturday keeping it dry for january 1 with highs around 50. and that is your latest weather.
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and setting goals for the coming year we want tohelp you save money and show you how to save $2017. that's 2017. so we brought in cnbc financial reporter landon dowdy here with tips on reaching that golden number. welcome to the show. >> we all set unreasonable goals but there are ways to set reasonable ones. we have a few tips. $2017 a great place to start. >> most people can do all of these. we will start with some bills particularly your cable bill. here is what you need to do. call your cable company and what you need to do is make sure you have the lowest rate possible and negotiate with them. i tried this one myself. i saved a little over $14 a month. that is $172 in savings a year. >> you say these are the channels i want. >> and the best
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this is a news 4 today news break. good morning everybody. it is 9:57 on this thursday, december 29. d.c. police are asking for your help to find this critical missing teen, 13-year-old pittman has been gone the last six days. pittman was last seen near the benning road metro station last friday. let's get a check of your
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>> for the most part the rain pushed out of the area. clouds start to break up. winds also increasing later today. currently temperatures around 40 degrees. washington at 43. high this afternoon of 51. not too bad but tomorrow it will be a cold day. high around 42 and with the wind it feels like we are in the 20s throughout the day. still a bit breezy on saturday, new year's eve day. we will have temperatures in the mid 40s to 30s on sunday. plenty of clouds and highs around 50. i will be updating the holiday forecast. we will see you at 11:00.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody, welcome to thirsty thursday, december 29. just two days to go in this year. >> look at you, little sex pot. >> look who's talking. i love that dress every time i see it. oops by little mix. you like that, right? >> love those girls. really sweet. >> just a couple days before the biggest night of the year. you got big plans? the parade. >> the rose parade. >> with al. >> yeah, in pasadena. what about you? what do you got planned? >> we always have it right down


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