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good morning. breaking overnight -- russia retaliates after the obama administration levels tough new sanctions against them, including ejecting dozens of diplomats from the u.s. the kremlin set to do the same sending u.s. officials back home. all of this over russia's alleged interference in the presidential election. this morning, why president-elect trump says it is time to move on. two feet and counting. a powerful nor'easter hammers new england burying towns across the region. another foot of snow possible today as millions prepare to travel over the holiday weekend. we've got your forecast. everlasting bond. a joint service being considered for debbie reynolds and carrie
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hollywood cemetery to begin plans to lay the two stars to rest. and unprecedented. cities across the country and around the world gearing up for new year's eve with more security than ever before. we're live in times square where preparations are under way for the nation's largest celebration "today," friday, december 30th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm tamron hall, alongside carson daly. matt's back on monday, and savannah is enjoying her maternity leave. i think we have a beautiful image to show you. times square, a lot of people will be there in about -- how many hours? >> 41 hours from now, that big waterford crystal ball will descen
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revelers will be there. first, vladimir putin and president-elect donald trump are reacting to the obama administration's decision to punish russia for its efforts to interfear in t interfere with the u.s. presidential election. hallie jackson is standing by. >> reporter: good morning. russia has been threatening now to hit back at the u.s., and today they're explaining how they might do it, by expelling the same number of diplomats that the u.s. did, and by shutting down the same number of government compounds in russia. in other words, it's russia's reciprocal retaliation after the obama administration's new sanctions. payback for putin. from the white house, slapping sanctions on russia for trying to interfere with the u.s. election, a punishment the next president isn't saying much about. yet. "it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better
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things." donald trump says in a short statement. "nevertheless," he adds, he will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of the situation. multiple senior intelligence officials tell nbc news trump and his team have been briefed since mid-august about russia's attempts to interfere with the election, adding trump himself was told of "direct links" between moscow and the dnc e-mail hack. trump has resisted publicly acknowledging that link. >> could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds. okay? you don't know who broke in to dnc. >> reporter: russia now furious over the new sanctions. the punishment includes forcing 35 russian diplomats out of the u.s. by the end of the weekend, going after two suspected russian hackers wanted by the fbi, and ordering two russian compounds, one in new york, one if maryland, accused of being used for spying, shut down today. the sanctions also
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for what's described as harassment of american officials abroad, like this. video of what the state department in june called an unprovoked attack on a u.s. diplomat by a russian police officer. trump could reverse these sanctions once he takes office. the white house delivering a warning. he shouldn't. >> if the next president wants to lift sanctions against senior russian intelligence units, make it easier for them to interfere in our election process, he could do that but we just don't think that makes much sense. >> reporter: keep in mind though the top republicans in congress -- some of them, at least -- have come out in support of these sanctions, meaning that even if donald trump wanted to roll back the punishments, politically he may be boxed in. tamron? carson. >> hallie, there is a question about how much the president-elect knew about these sanctions prior to thursday's announcement. what can you tell us? >> i'll tell you this. a senior >> as senior intelligence official telling nbc news that th
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fully briefed about the action of the obama administration both yesterday with regard to the punishments. as far back as october multiple senior intelligence officials told nbc news that the president-elect and his team have been briefed since mid august about moscow's connection to this attempted u.s. election interference. >> thank you very much. now to the nasty nor'easter with up to two feet of snow and high winds more threatening to disrupt the holiday weekend travel plans our team has it covered. morgan, what do you got? >> reporter: millions are recuperating this morning after a nor'easter slammed new england saddling parts of new hampshire with more than 17 1/2 inches of snow. overnight a flash of light and then a rare
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snow. the last winter storm of 2016 arriving with force. the nor'easter piling up snow across new england. this morning more than 7 million people are under winter storm advisories. in massachusetts using new liquid deicer getting a head start before roads completely freeze over. in maine most of the state has a winter storm warning. and vermont an ice skater's paradise and a skier's, too. one resort says it got more snow thursday than all of last year. and in new hampshire -- chad has been plowing these windy roads for 19 years. >> what do you recommend to meme who are traveling? >> just go slow. take your time. >> for skiers this storm has been a long time coming. >> beyond excited. >> how does it
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year? >> last year sucked. >> this one is a different story. end of the year with a literal bang. now even though that storm system is now moving north heavy wet howling snow is expected to pound new england through later on this evening. >> thank you very much. so the question is now what to expect today and this weekend. one man has that answer is al roker in california getting ready for monday's big rose parade. uncle al, good morning. >> we are at the fiesta floats building. more on this storm and the reinforcing storm coming in behind it. we show you now we have heavy snow from new england all the way back into indiana down to west virginia you can see the snow hanging around. lake effect snow watches and warnings. heavy snow for northern maine and heavy lake effect snow b
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behind that we have a quick clipper that will reinforce that lake effect snow lake effect snow giving light snowfall accumulations. accumulations through saturday we expect three to six more inches. the heavier snow will be around the great lakes especially lake ontario from six to nine inches of snow. so, again, more snow, more wind behind it. that is the bigger problem from new england into the mid atlantic states, more heavy wind and that may cause airport delays today into tomorrow morning. >> thank you very much. the weather looks good for tomorrow's big new year's eve celebration here in new york city. security top of mind. stephanie gosk is at times square. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a year of terrible attacks from
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law enforcement agencies aren't taking any chances. here in times square there will be more officers on the ground than ever before. this morning new york city is getting ready for its annual bash. 1 million people planning on watching the ball from times square ringing in the new year with noise makers recollect confetti and massive security. >> we have reached the new level of the patrol strength. >> reporter: tomorrow night a record 7,000 uniformed and under cover police will be on the street. this year law enforcement is bringing in sand trucks and other vehicles to block off streets. cities across the country took similar steps, cement barricades. >> sad we have to do this type of stuff
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>> reporter: in california police have their hands full with new year's celebrations taking place tomorrow night and rose parade on monday forcing them to come up with new tactics. >> we will be using water barriers. >> reporter: part of law enforcement strategy, a big show of force to create a deterrent and instill confidence. today security is being beefed up across europe. officers in germany arming themselves with machine guns. officials not taking any chances after vehicle attacks at a berlin christmas market this month. in london a higher police presence at buccaneer palace and local markets. back here in times square the public seems to support the work law enforcement is doing and don't seem worried. >> i think they are doing a great job anyway and enjoy it like we're enjoying it. >> reporter: new york law enforcement officials tell us there has been very little
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recent days. they say they have visited 3,200 car and truck rental agencies asking managers to look out for anything suspicious. >> thank you very much. now a tragedy. a texas woman is dead and two daughters injured after they fell from a chair lift. officials say the three fell on thursday morning. they were taken to a nearby hospital. the woman died and one of the daughters has been released. a wild police chase in phoenix ended when police shot the suspect. officials say the pursuit began after an armed robbery at a convenience store. they say the suspect took off in a u haul truck and led police on a low speed chase. the chase ended when the suspect got out and apparently tried to carjack the vehicle in the next lane,pe
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the driver. police shot the suspect before taking him into custody. he was taken to the hospital. a member of the kennedy family involved in a bar fight in aspen, colorado. connor kennedy, grand son of robert kennedy. more of the story. >> reporter: a mugtiate of the son of american royalty in an aspen jail. arrested for fighting outside of a bar. according to aspen police officers pulled up to a bar and saw two men rolling around on the ground with kennedy throwing four or five punches to the head of the other party. the young kennedy arrested for disorderly conduct. bar owner says he saw kennedy earlier that night. >> connor was nothing but a model citizen. >> report:
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saying it was kennedy who was attacked by two men after he quote rebuked them for directing a homophobic slir to his close friend. in 2013 he was taken into custody near the white house during a peaceful environmental protest along with his father. before that at age 18 he grabbed headlines as boyfriend of taylor swift. the kennedy family has a long history of vacationing in aspen. president john f. kennedy spending time on the slopes. carter's uncle dying in aspen during a ski accident. now connor kennedy expected back in aspen for a february court
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weekend event for new yorkers and the city. nearly 60 million annual visitors. >> a new subway line will open to the public today. craig melvin is here with the story. this is not just for people oo who live in new york and infrastructure for the country. >> we spent time talking. it is a project so long in the making that the first delay was due to the great depression. it opens to riders this sunday. an exclusive look at it with the guy who helped make it happen new york governor andrew cuomo. it is the ride nearly a century in the making. workers putting finishing touches on second avenue subway. >> the governor was very hands on with the project? >> absolutely. >> it's the largest expansion of the subway system in 50 years spanning more than 30 blocks and
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is designed to look and feel unique. >> it is very open. it should give you a sense of space. even if a child never walks into a museum their daily experiences they should be exposed to art. that gives them that aspect, perspective and creativity. >> reporter: beyond the fine art is function. noise reducing ceiling panels. for a totally different transit experience. and i join the governor for the inaugural ride. >> it makes a difference for the people who live in the buildings above. >> reporter: what can others learnro
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pull off here? >> it's not about winning projects. this is really a component of a larger system. we are doing trains, subways, new pen station, you want to redesign an entire city. >> reporter: the completion of this project has been a long time coming. first proposed in 1920 and delayed in the '30s, '40s and '70s. construction restarted in 2007. >> we can make the deadline. >> this is about showing people -- government can do good things. if you don't believe it can then we defeat ourselves. >> this is what takes the time, all the crossover tracking, all the
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another message not just for the city but the nation. >> we are no one race. we are no one religion. new york is a laboratory for the american democracy. >> the second phase in the project is supposed to extend out to east harlem. a lot about perhaps him looking for democratic nomination in 2020. he chuckled. >> thank you very much. let's head out to al in california for the rest of the forecast. >> i got to tell you, as a new yorker i am so excited about the subway. my on and i have been going to check out the station. we are also excited about the weather we got out there for the rest of the country. we are looking at rain here in southern california area.
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in the next half hour. lake effect snow. another storm system coming. southeast, gulf coast looking pretty good in the central plains. we will get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. breezy out there right now. with the winds it feels like we are in the 20s. about 30 here in the district. may be blustery throughout the day today. beautiful sunshine out there right no
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your friday. with the winds this afternoon that is feeling more like 30 degrees. as we hook to the weekend we will keep it mainly dry, a little bit breezy tomorrow and clouds in your forecast for your sunday. >> the metra card is still the best transit deal in america, ladies and gentlemen. >> i love it! >> the metro card is the best transit deal in america. >> you have two. >> you never know when one might not work. and just ahead overnight developments on plans being made to honor the lives of both debbie reynolds and her daughter carrie fisher. wakeup call ahead of tomorrow night's new year's festivities. the experiment that shows you may be far drunker than you realize.
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coming up with amelia. that's next. temperatures holding in mid to upper 30s with beautiful sunrise. into the afternoon hours we have highs today in the low 40s. it will be blustery. that high around 40 feels more like 30 degrees.
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pretty quiet, a little clouds with high temperatures in the low 50s. >> and another update in 25 minutes. >> for now back to the "today" show after this short break.
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have a great day. 7:30 now 7:30 now on a friday morning, december 30, 2016. and it is matt lauer's birthday. what do you get the man who has everything could be written for matt lauer. this does not sound like a matt song. this does not soundike a matt song. would be steely dan. what would you play for matt? >> i'd play that rebecca black song, "it's friday."
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because it wil dpp. >> matt will be back on monday. next week is matt's 20th anniversary as host of today. he looks 19. to mark the occasion, he'll be joined all week by a very special co-host -- yes, indeed, katie couric. it will be her first time in that role on "today" in ten years. matt, if you're up watching on your birthday, here's a message from katie. take a look. >> i see matt! happy anniversary! your worst nightmare is back! >> that's funny. it will be fun to watch katie back next week. we'll have more on that but let's check on today's headlines. snow is piling up across parts of new england as fast-moving nor'easter makes its way across the region. two feet has already fallen in maine and there is more on the way. nearly 10 million people are under a winter advisory today. 19 states, including new york and california, will ring
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he the minimum wage, the highest in massachusetts and washington state, at $11 per hour. loved ones will say their final good-bye to zsa zsa gabor this. afternoon. funeral services will be held in beverly hills. she died last week at the age of 99. we are learning more about plans to honor two other legendary actresses, mother and daughter, debbie reynolds and carrie fisher. >> reporter: fans are still coming to grips with the fact that both debbie reynolds and carrie fisher have died just one day apart. family is still making memorial service plans but overnight they told us they are considering one joint funeral for both stars. after losing his sister one day, then his mother the next, todd fisher was seen at a los angeles cemetery tasked now with making funeral plans for both. on twitter he shared this heartbreaking artwork from a fan
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writing this is a beautiful love story to witness in my 58 years. love is ever lasting. >> i used to come to her. >> reporter: as the upcoming documentary shows they lived next door to each other. they were that close despite rocky patches in the past. it is a bond that started when fisher was young. this photo shows her at age 6 off stage captivated by her mom's performance. the nation was just as mesmerized by them. >> it is not like any other mother/daughter relationship i know of. it happened in total view of the public. we are so much the richer for it. >> reporter: during an interview last month fisher said her mother recently had two strokes. >> everything that could go wrong went wrong. there were days we thought she would die. she stopped breathing. >> reporter: reynolds did
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recover but the pain of losing her beloved dt may have been too much. >> the idea that someone could die of a broken heart, but how else can you describe what happened in the last 24 hours? i have come to the conclusion that deby reynolds died of a broken heart. >> hbo will rebroadcast the documentary. let's get a check of the forecast with al who is out in california. >> we are in irwin dale at the parade float construction place. 12 of the 40 floats are made here. it is a sea of carnations about
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40,000 of them. if you take the high shot it is a rose. they are carnations to make a rose. why didn't they just use roses? anyway, in the meantime, good news is we are going to get rain for southern california but it will not be -- it won't happen on the parade. so today and tomorrow into sunday rain and rain into the southwest and snow into the mountains, as well. as that pushes through we are looking at from an inch to an inch and a half to two inches of rain and snow in the mountains. normally the parade happens on new year's day. because there's a rule that it never has the parade on sunday it moves now to monday. so monday at 11:00 a.m. 46 degrees partly cloudy skies.
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if it was on have been that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. s 4 radar picking up a few flurries. and in washington counties in maryland. aside from that plenty of sunshine out there. and you can see the snow from lake erie, lake effect snow only bringing the chance for a few flurries to our area. more importantly going to be blustery at times to add an additional chill. highs in the low 40s but feeling more like 30s with the winds this afternoon still breezy for saturday. >> and the reason they use carnations, the carnations last longer. one of my dear friends every day always had a carnation in his lapel. this one is for you, my friend. >> al, that is so sweet. we'll talk to you later. up next, you feel okay to
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humira. what's your body of proof? we're bac we are back at 7:41. a wakeup call for anybody headed to a new year's party this weekend. >> jeff rossen and his team set up a social experiment that might change the way you behave. >> you know we have done a lot of stories over the years. this one really sticks with me. so many of us heading to new year's parties this weekend and we are drinking thinking we know our limits so i can have a couple of drinks and if i am not slurring my words i am fine. how many och you have gotten behind the wheel after drinking on new year's? we set up the social experiment and it is revealing new numbers are out showing how dangerous it is.
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can you really trust yourself? to a restaurant and told them we are doing a story about holiday drinking. what they don't know, after the party this local police officer working with us is giving them breathalyzers and field sbriety tests. how many of you feel in control of yourself? coordinated? most of you. this man told us he would be okay to drive right now. >> why not? >> authorities say too often people lose track of how much they are really drinking and don't know their own limit. according to new government data during the new year's holiday 36% of all traffic deaths involve drunk driving which makes our social experiment so important. we supplied the alcohol telling
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half of them to drink as they normally would and e half not to drink at all. they are designated drivers. we also hired car services as a backup to make sure everyone got home safely. but would they drive if they could? how long would you wait before you drive? >> at least an hour. >> so we waited that long then gave kim a breathalyzer test. the legal limit is 0.08. >> are you surprised it took only two drinks to get you over the legal limit? >> i thought i could have two and be safe. >> reporter: authorities say that is a common mistake. after you stop drinking your blood alcohol level can continue to rise. >> eight, nine, ten. >> reporter: art stopped drinking two hours ago. he still can't walk straight. he lows a .12, well over the limit sfwlmpt can good thing i didn't drive.
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>> reporter: most drinkers told then there is ron who is about to make a bold admission. >> if you were close by? >> two blocks i'm good. >> yeah. >> reporter: watch what happens when the officer tells him to walk straight. >> one, two, three, four. >> reporter: he can't do it and blood alcohol level. >> .13. >> wow. three drinks and i'm intoxicated. >> reporter: we watched him order one, two, three, four drinks plus a shot. >> i probably would have gotten into a car and drive home had i been at a local bar. >> reporter: now seeing you are twice the legal limit what is that like to hear? >> it's disheartening. >> reporter: you would have
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gotten on the road. what do you think of that now? >> i'm an idiot. you don't realize how much you drank until after the test comes. and then it is too late. god forbid i hurt somebody or kill somebody. >> reporter: we want to thank that group for helping us out and for being so honest. it is very hard to do that with the cameras around. remember, they knew they weren't driving home. that was all part of the experiment. authorities say the message is clear. when you have one drink you can be physically impaired and that we have seen so is your judgment after just one drink. if you are driving police say do not drink at all. not to mention you can get easily caught over the holidays as we approach the weekend police are really stepping up telling us they have dui patrols setting up check points everywhere. have a happy new year.
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double means double. this is a news 4 today news break. hi everyone. it is 7:56 on this friday. we want toget a look at the roads. >> thanks. northbound we have a problem after 109 dump truck on fire. left lane getting by but cause ag big delay. 355 is not handling overflow volume very well. prince george s county just after pennsylvania avenue. activity taking up the right lane. it has caused a delay getting down towards cambrage. >> a check of your forecast is
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next. stay with us. storm team 4 radar looking at light snow showers in western maryland and west virginia. this is lake effect snow coming off of lake michigan. a few flurries potentially today otherwise -- right now in the 30s. highs in the mid 40s. with the breeze it will feel ten degrees cooler. >> another local update in 25
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minutes. it's it's 8:00 on today. holiday weekend mess. a nor'easter drops snow and ice on millions leaving travel plans in pluks but skiers and skaters very happy. >> i'm beyond excited. >> we will tell you where the storm is headed and what the weekend forecast has in store. count down to 2017. we have your last minute tips and tricks to get you ready for the big night. and we had fun, too. one puppy, two babies and tons of good times.
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>> it's time to meet your puppy. >> we look back at the best of lots of concerts. "today" december 30, 2016. >> from indiana and colorado. >> we love you! >> to our friends and family in florida. >> and welcome back to "today" on this friday morning. >> good morning. happy birthday. we got everybody. this is fun.
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>> good crew here. >> a lot of people areci to be here. we can feel the excitement. a lot to get to. we will head to the kitchen and make chef approved kid friendly twist on the classic spaghetti and meatballs. first a check of today's headlines. here is your news at 8:00. >> we begin with that powerful nor'easter that slammed new england overnight. live in concord, new hampshire. americans waking up under winter weather advisories. in new hampshire they saw up to 17 1/2 inches of snow as they have more than 1,000 people waking up this morning without power. some of these people say this wintry mix is exactly what they needed. ski resorts took a huge hit last winter with some places seeing only up to four inches of snow. this year in november and
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december alone they have received up to 15 inches with the additional foot and a half last night. experts say going into a holiday weekend and the new year now is the time to be extremely cautious especially if you are getting on roads. it's not only the pack snow that you can see it is the layer of ice on top that you cannot especially as temperatures continue to drop in the evening. this is something they say you need to be careful of especially after seeing more flight delays around the country. back to you. >> thank you very much. russia is responding to tough new sanctions from the obama administration. president vladimir putin said russia will not oust american diplomats in retaliation to the move. putin says he will consider actions of president-elect donald trump before he makes any decisions. police in southern california have released dramatic surveillance video in
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hopes of catching a hit-and-run. three employees were crossing the street earlier this month when the driver of a toyota camry ran a red light and hit the pedestrians knocking them to the ground. all were taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. now to the storms. let's check out the forecast with al. >> thanks so much. we are here at the float construction place. right now son the city of los angeles float this is part of the 2024 bid for the olympics which is kind of cool for the summer olympics. you can see the wings here. los angeles hosted the olympics twice before. every float has to be covered with organic material, seeds, plants, can't be plant which is kind of amazing. let's show you what we have going on for today as far as
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your weather is concerned. starting off with new year's eve, the ball drop times square mostly cloudy and breezy. 39 degrees right at midnight when that ball drops. the weather across the rest of the country midnight heavy rain on saturday night down through the gulf, snow in new england, snow in the pacific northwest. heavy rain through the southwest. during the day, new year's day mild weather through the plains. heavy rain down to the southeastern gulf coast and then on monday big travel day. could be big travel problems from new york, atlanta, chicago down into new orleans back into minneapolis. all those places may have weather issues and denver, as well, as far as air travel is concerned. so allow a little extra time as we go into the new that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. en osunht now in the d.c. metro area.
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more clouds to the west and in areas. and a few flurries are possible throughout the day today. a high of 43 and will be blustery at times throughout the day. that will put feels like temperatures in the 20s and 30s. for tomorrow a little breezy especially during afternoon hours. on sunday january 1 the winds not an issue. highs around 50. >> that is your lates >> and that's your latest weather. don't forget about nbc's rose parade coverage, the tournament of roses. fourth year hosting the parade. love it. love being with hoda. we hope you will join us. don't go to sleep after watching carson. just stay up and watch the parade. >> it's a great tradition.
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it's a lot of fun. >> >> thank you, al. the good times and laughs we shared here on "today" and over the past 12 months.
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at your local mercedes-benz dealer. >> announcer: "today's" year in review is sponsored today's year in review is sponsored by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. >> we covered a lot of serious news on "today" but we managed to sneak in plenty of fun, as well. >> here is a look back at the good times we have had in 2016. ♪ something magical ♪ don't need no reason ♪ when i'm in my zone ♪ i got that sunshine in my pocket ♪
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♪ getting you close ♪ when we move well you already know ♪ so just imagine just imagine just imagine ♪ >> one small thing i do every morning, go on the play list, play classic rock 'n' roll. >> the one thing do >> the one thing i do is put my fingers in my ears. >> we have a viewer anxiously waiting the weather cast. >> carson making dreams come true this morning. >> are you pregnant? >> well, yeah, i am pregnant. >> we don't make big deals about
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what it is going to be. >> what is that? >> round of applause. >> nine pounds, eight ounces. one cute little boy. we have been working with him on a cool new trick all morning long. let's see if it works. >> you were supposed to disappear. boom. >> grab some couch here. >> thank you very much. >> wine o'clock. >> are you pregnant? you guys it need new jokes. yes, i am. >> get out the front door. >> dylan gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. >> it's time to meet him.
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drum roll please. >> i'm down opinions of people who matter. >> it was terrible. >> what will it be? >> tell us a story about when savannah got caught shop lifting. >> we are out of time. >> i made it up. >> come here. i know the trick now. >> i got to go. >> you know what? >> this is what remake of the defiant was. >> are you kidding me? that's not your first rodeo, is it? ♪ >> get your face right here. put your face right there.
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>> that's not >> cooking. >> i'm so sorry. >> real quickly, the soup is delicious. it's really good. >> never met a milk shake she doesn't like. >> milk shake. >> that is so good. >> are you loving it? >> this is amazing. >> you need to eat these potatoes in your pajamas. >> it is so nice to see you two together. >> what is it? oni onions? what is this? >> final. >> hold on. >> we have assembled the greatest culinary talent in the country.
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food brings people together. here's to more food. >> i want you. >> very interesting. >> i like the new look. >> you look good. >> we want to be classy. >> we're looking back at the bigge biggest pop culture moments. ♪ >> going to dress up like a witch so i did, too.
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1961 also the last year that carson appeared show. >> i thought it was cool then. i deeply regret it. >>. >> the latest internet craze is called the mannequin challenge. >> do you take too many -- the doctors said it is a medical medical -- ♪ >> savannah guthrie on the today show all day yo. >> okay.
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>> no, no, no. ♪ just call me angel of the morning ♪ >> what is your preshow ritual? >> three, two, one. ♪ >> sasha has some kind of plumber's crack that is beyond anything i have seen. >> i can't take my eyes off. >> i have a single sister who is available. i will give you her number.
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>> high five. ♪ >> i love this show. i'm so excited i'm on it. >> this is "today." >> i want that on the holiday new year's eve reel, whatever y'all do. ♪ ♪ love makes the world go round ♪ ♪ love makes the world go round ♪ ♪ when you want it the most there's no easy way out ♪ ♪ when you are ready to go and your heart ♪
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♪ don't give up on your faith ♪ love comes to those who ♪ ♪ ♪ no one can get in the way
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♪ no one can get in the way of what i feel for you ♪ >> it's fine. i don't expect you to. >> anyway. >>. ♪ i'm cool, i'm hot >> we are on the steps of the white house. that qualifies as special. >> vice president of the united states. >> i'm excited about this moment. ♪ >> cleveland, ohio, we are in
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the heart of gathered. mr. roker, you down there? >> welcome to philadelphia. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's hot in here. >> the nation is waking up to a stunning upset. donald trump is the president-elect. >> this is the first spot to see the sun rise. >> if we survived it will be a miracle. >> this is the whale's mouth. if you look close enough you can see pinocchio. >> feast your eyes. sweet mother of night.
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>> stand by. animate. >> it's time for -- >> shouldn't we call this -- >> absolutely we should. >> going on to our next item on the bucket list. >> ♪ >> i think we need you here at the team final. >> if it works i would like to say you're welcome. >> thank you for giving us a
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front row seat to a great run. >> fantastic. ♪ ♪ we're going to live forever >> for is this thing on? >> can i have my tooth back? >> you can check out today's futures page. we have a futures page? >> we do. >> i had no idea why they are giggling? >> carson has something under his nose.
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>> you are messy. >> >> look at this stone and picked it up and realized that's a -- >> look who is here performing live from one dimension. >> you can tell we don't rehearse. ♪ can't stop the feeling ♪ just dance, dance, dance ♪ all these things just dance, dance, dance ♪ ♪ ain't nobody leaving soon so keep dancing ♪
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♪ can't stop the feeling ♪ got this feeling in my body ♪ can't stop the feeling let's see it again. >> it's because we are so lucky to be here. >> we live the dream and we are very lucky. we have an awesome team to put that together. what a great year. it's not over. tomorrow night's party we have last minute meals and makeup ideas, the whole thing for you. cooking segment coming up. we will get to that right after
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your local news and weather. [001:25:59;00] weather. this is a news 4 today news break. >> good morning everybody. 8:26 on this friday december 30. right now we want to get straight to our morning commute. >> 270 northbound trying to get in with earlier dump truck fire. 270, 109 those trying to bail out and use 355 can be a bit of a chore at times. for now 355 is a much better
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option than 270 northbound. >> a check of your forecast is next. stay with us. snow showers mainly in fredrick and washington county. this is lake effect snow coming off of lake michigan.
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this is causing a brief coating on secondary roads and reduce visibility. for the most part it is all still a chance for flurries and light snow showers around
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throughout the day, as well. >> you can get the latest news and weather anytime in our noobs washington app. 8:30 now 8:30 now friday morning december 30, 2016. last week day of 2016. less than 48 hours left in the year. >> you are stepping on someone's sign.
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>> we are all out here. happy early new year's everybody. >> just ahe w celebration by teaching you three easy ways to use makeup and to add last minute glamour to your new year's look. >> we are making meatballs, spaghetti. marcus samuelson is here. his recipe is so good and easy to prepare. >> we have an exciting message in new england launches sunday you will find us on channel 10 on most cable providers in boston that starts new year's day. al is in california with a check of the weather. >> the different flowers lined up. we have orange peals, onions,
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it's all here everything covering these floats. let's get your we are looking for more snow hanging around throughout northern new england. look down south. tonight, tomorrow rain moves into texas overnight. saturday heavy thunderstorms and that will spread into the mid mississippi river valley as far north at tennessee. rainfall amounts from five to six inches from central louisiana into central alabama. it is going to be a mess. flooding is a real possibility there. the rest of the country lake effect snow around the great lakes, western new york and pa plenty of sunshine. starting to get showers here in los angeles. that will continue right that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. agai keeping a close eye on snow showers in parts of western maryland, panhandle of west virginia making it back to around the i-81 area in
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virginia. for most of us plenty of sun including the we are in the mid to upper 30s. highs today in the low 40s. it will be blustery throughout the day so will feel five to ten degrees cooler. for tomorrow the winds not an issue on sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. of course, the last regular season sunday night football night. we are ending with a big one, the packers taking on detroit at ford field. the winner wins the north. cloudy and cold. in case you are tailgating it is going to be good. it is sunday night football night in america packers versus lions sunday night at 7:00. why would you want to go
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anywhere else? in the meantime you might want to think about food. your other passion, of course, food. >> that's right. and a lot of people have been turning to the internet to get their recipes. forget about cook books. it has all come full circle. one of the most influential places where people are getting that food is a little thing called -- a revolution cooking up one minute, one recipe at a time. 500 million followers strong tasty for inspiration. >> tasty launched over a year ago with a premise to understand how to make food videos that everyone would want to share. we focus on accessibility, relatability and food that you
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can make at home. >> more facebook likes than taylor swift and a phenomenon attracting one in two every month. >> these online videos are almost like watching a magic trick behind the scenes to see how you go from a raw ingredient to a beautiful finished dish. >> here in los angeles a team of food fans, marketers and chefs produce dozens of videos every week. the most popular recipe sliders shared 4.5 million times. tasty isn't the only one. popular sites like pop sugar food are making cooking cool. in november offering up a customizable hard back cook book filled with recipes from desserts to dinner. this expected to produce 5,000 copies more than 20 times that
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were ordered. >> we eat with our eyes. to see the cooking process it is like you are in somebody's >> and by the way i don't want to toot our own horn but today.com/food is one of the best places to find food recipes. >> and that is so true because many of your recipes that you cook here are on there, as well. and your coffee which was trending last week. thanks, al. we miss you. we'll see you monday. we should mention nbc universal is an investor to buzz feed. ways to upgrade our makeup
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game. >> we have food and makeup. first this is "today" on nbc.
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it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless.
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we are back at 8:38 with more we are b if you are looking for a fun way to glam up for the ball drop got you back in your -- good morning. i want to walk right into the looks. easy things you can do to look special tomorrow. start off with classic beauty. >> her hair is looking very audrey helpburn. fresh skin and red lipstick. you want to make sure it lasts until the midnight kiss. we are going to take some trans lucent power. take a brush and like put it right into that and pack it on to the bottom lip. i know it looks crazy. it is going to disappear. >> and won't dry your lips out.
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go right into it and you can see if you do that and do this it really doesn't come >> great. >> no smudge. it stays there all night long. >> when you do a deep red or bold lip what do you recommend for the eyes? >> you want to keep it really nice and clean and let it speak with like the wing liner. look how beautiful that looks. it keeps it all put together in a really chic way. >> you look beautiful. fierce and festive. now you are talking. this is all about the glitter really glowy skin and putting on the lashes. don't those look amazing. one thing i love to do is take it directly to the foundation and put highlighter into the foundation itself. >> what does that do? >> when you do that you can get it all over glow super easy. i do that to start my face. when you do your foundation --
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>> you do the glow. of course, it wouldn't be new year without glitter. what other time wear glitter and feel good about it? we did a two in one thing where you can do the eye shadow on one end and the other side you have glitter. it looks so good. you can do it like we have here or you can just take it to the corner and depending how festive you want to get. i like to do just a subtle glitter on the bottom of the lash line like this. or you can do it like -- >> strong brow going on as well as lashes. >> this is bold, bold, bold. everything bold. it is super festive, perfect for new year's eve. this is the time of year you are going to do this. >> it is gorgeous.
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i love pairing like a really nice berry lip with that gold. >> moving on to the sexy smolder. chiselled face. i feel like the first thing is that everybody thinks it has to be like black and feels intimidating. one thing we did here is we do like a teal color. using markers like this rather than a powder makes it easy to draw directly to the eye. this is still considered smoky eye. you can have fun with it. purple, blue, gray. >> what do you do with the rest of the face? >> there is a lot of work behind it. this product makes it super easy. you just chisel the face where you want it to go. it doesn't have to be crazy lines.
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put it to where you want to kind of contour and make the face nice and simple. take the beauty blender you see the tefnition. it doesn't look muddy. >> this has two sides, the highlighter -- >> it is one product but you get both of them. it's amazing. you look beautiful. keep it neutral on the lips with a sheer gloss and keeping the focus on the eyes. >> nice. you look beautiful. thank you so much. you can find more on these looks and how she did her makeup at today.com/style. what happens when you put a simple dish in the hands of a master chef? we get a delicious meal. marcus samuelson has cute little young chefs with him. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: this portion of share kindness is this portion o kindness is created with our sponsor, the y supporting kids, families and communities for a better us. >> we are wrapping up our share kindness campaign this morning. all month long we have been logging your kind acts and dropping a lego piece into the giant box in the plaza for each kind act. not only did we meet our goal we exceeded it. over 120,000 extra kind acts. lego is donating $1 million to toys for tots. it is time for our grand finale. our friend marcus samuelson is here also a y spokesperson who wants to help kids make healthy choices when they eat. we are here with three special
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guests. kids good to have you here helping out. chef, great to see you. people in my community helped me out. i didn't have a lot when i grew up. y is in 10,000 communities. absolutely amazing. i think we have one more act of kindness. if we cook for tamron does that count? >> very important. >> we have help. >> let's check out the ingredients making classic spaghetti and meatballs. >> pwe have carrots and celery and onions. >> just think about how we can work together and support each other.
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that is such a good idea. >> chop, chop. >> once you have that you can do that. >> a bit of tomato sauce. >> you have to be quick. >> and then we have our tomato sauce just like this. just going to throw that in there, boom, boom. lemon zest and you can have oregano. you can have thyme. isn't that amazing? and we have a special shout out because we are all from harlem. you go there twice a week and play basketball. you play basketball and you dance. >> how cool. >> i work a lot in the kitchen and you have a kitchen. >> 22 million kids and a place to go. what are you going to be working
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on here? >> great. get >> don't be shy. >> you are making -- >> meat ball. and a little bit of cream and then we have our meat ball mixture right here. >> what is your mixture? >> we are going to mix that up. >> don't let that scare you. >> they are not scared. then we have a little bit of spice here and then the lemon juice. mix that. there you go. we come back here and -- back here helping us out. >> hi, mom. >> no one tells me. >> you are going to make the
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meatballs and put liquid in your hand. use oil or water or something >> regular canola oil. >> why canola oil? >> also a lot of kids have peanut oil. you don't want to use that. so you want to just pop it in like that. >> don't want to plop them in too much. >> this is what -- you have a big date tomorrow. that's right. >> we are dropping the ball at times square. >> my hands are messy so this is up to you and carson now. >> how long do the meatballs sit down at the bottom? >> four or five minutes. >> just turn them over a little bit. >> look at that. when i have cooking class it is not just important for
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[ inaudible ] so many different things. >> >> you do a meat sauce and meatballs so you get both. >> exactly. we are going to taste. >> i am already working my way down. >> what are you eating tomorrow? what are you celebrating? >> i'm going to be making this perhaps. what is on top here? >> just a little bit of parmesan cheese. >> nice. >> have some meatballs. >> good, right? >> go ahead. >> this is so good. >> a little bit of sauce. >> this recipe is on today.com. we want to see everybody keep the kindness in the new year,
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please. >> we'll be back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc. it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless. back now at 8:53. back now 8:53. al may be in california but not stopping him from celebrating birthdays. >> i know through has got to be some strawberries on floats.
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let's see whose birthday it is today. let's hulke, 100 years old. highlight of the year watching the cubs win the world series. up next ms. millward loves to wear her beautiful hats and shoes anywhere she goes. happy 100th birthday of collide gamber. ruth celebrating 100 years. she founded the literacy volunteers of america organization and received the presidential medal of freedom in 2006.
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anthony mancini, 101. worked for u.s. postal service for over 35 years. happy 100th tomes from somerset, connecticut. edwin will be watching as the packers take on the detroit lions on sunday night football. as always if you know somebody who is celebrate ag birthday or 75th anniversary please send it to us at today.com and make sure to include a photo. back to you. >> quickly want tosay a big happy birthday to our friend and colleague matt lauer. reminder matt will be back on monday along with special guest co host katie couric. >> thank you so much. >> love it. >> we'll see you carson tomorrow
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from times square. kids, i will see you at my house cooking breakfast tomorrow after your local news. this is a news 4 today news break. >> good morning everyone. it is 8:56 on this friday december 30th. we want toget a check on the morning commute. >> good morning. a couple hours dealing with the dump truck fire that has been
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put out but cleanup is taking forever. only left lane is getting otherwise it has been very quiet. very green around town. we have no further delays.
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>> thanks. we will get a check on the forecast when we return. and right now storm team 4 radar continues to track snow in the panhandle of west virginia, western maryland and getting reports of light snow around fredrick. only a few flurries out there today. this is lake effect snow from lake erie and lake michigan. most of us plenty of sunshine and blustery throughout the day
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today. >> the latest news and weather in our nbc washington app. this morning on this morning on "today's take" freebie friday find out what you can win. no time to prepare for new year's eve no problem. at the top of the empire state building. >> from nbc news this is "today's take" live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> freebie friday.
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i think it is a perfect way to wrap up by giving away free stuff. i'm tamron hall along this is the last today's take of 2016. >> and it's friday. >> and it's freebie friday. you ever see freebie friday? we are going to go on the plaza. you will experience like i have never seen anything like it. for you at home you know we did not forget you. we always make sure we look after you guys. i heard you just got back from a family vacation. >> i did. we went to vermont. it was amazing. except for the first day when i almost died. >> who are those kids? >> my daughters. amy andava. first time out skiing. that'sava.
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they are wearing the same outfit and look the same. they are not twins. there is ava smilin she had so much fun. >> i have never been skiing. i don't like cold weather. >> there is a video at the top of the mountain. >> go back to the -- >> what did she say? that's skiing down the mountains it was so much fun. >> teaches you how to wedge. wedges is the first thing you learn. my dad took me when i was 3. i took my daughter when she was 3. you just twist it on the front of the ski and it helps you learn. >> how did they do? >> they did absolutely amazing. i was so proud. i almost teared up.
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my dad called me because my dad took me skiing when i was 3 and he lost it, as well. it was amazing. i will get them skiing. i got stuck on a hill out there. >> you got video? >> no. rick came and saved me. he was a tow truck driver. the car started driving. >> you weren't on skis when you got stuck? >> no i got stuck driving. >> and you got towed. >> what happened? >> i was driving my first day in vermont. we said we would go get food for the family and we got stuck in the street. there was ice everywhere.
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we were like edging off towards the cliff. we were stuck for 2 1/2 hours. >> you can look at any camera. so i'm expecting my first boy. >> you already know. >> i know. this is the first time we did that. it was a surprise the first two times. >> you have your broto hang out with now. >> goodness. >> how does she feel about it? >> she is very happy. >> do you know a name? >> of course. >> aj? >> he would be the third. >> i knew it. >> and you -- the baby is expected in april. >>
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go creeping in gynecologist's offices. >> it is >> okay. new year's eve videos. a.j., your 3-year-old asks to stay up late at night? >> because of new year's eve. >> do you let them stay up? >> no, i really don't. my 1-year-old will be 2 on new year's day. her birthday is new year's day. >> you probably know this at home. netflix is helping parents trick their kids into going to bed early on new year's eve with countdown videos. they have ten new ones to choose from. for adults, one of our favorite guests, nick opperman. has created a ten-hour new year's eve countdown on his my tales of whiskey youtube channel. it is a promotional video for a whiskey. tell me about this. >> he's just sitting there and he's sipping whiskey. there he a one for ten hours,
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then there is another one for an hour. it isas literally just sipping whiskey and staring at you. and shifting. and smiling. >> for ten hours? >> that's a lot -- could you do that? >> i can't do stuff for ten minutes. hi, i'm tamron. have you met knee? i'm a little hyper. it's ten hours, he sits there and this is promotion for whiskey. >> yeah. say it is 10:30 and you want to put the kids to bed, you play it so the countdown -- pretend that it is mid knight. >> so are you going to trick your children? >> i am going to try. without a doubt. why not? to get them to bed early? it's not a trick because it is midnight somewhere in the world. >> that's true. >> somewhere it's mid knight. >> i like that idea. >> 10:00 is midnight somewhere. >> you know, lot of people will be going to dinner parties, new year's eve's dinners. "the new york times" has these social etiquette questions. here's the one of the day.
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is it rude to send guests home without leftovers after a big holida you're there, you have a lot of food left. are you supposed to give them the food? this woman wrote that she and her fiance recently watched as their hostess filled two large containers with turkey without offering them any to take home. columnist phil gatlins said it was not rude, that this hostess doesn't have to do that. >> the hostess chopped and cooked for are them already, they've already prepared this food. it's not rude for them to pack it up and say, okay, have a good night. >> is it rude? >> i don't think it is rude but i think you should give people leftovers. >> people at my house take leftovers. they just take -- okay, we're leaving, they just take leftovers. >> ooh. >> do your friends take leftovers? had. >> last flight i had two friends over. i cooked dinner. a had a little of this thai chicken dish i made. i planned on eating it for
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lunch. my guest threw it away by accident. i don't know ifha >> they tloo you ithrew it away? >> i think it was a sign it was horrible. let us know what you think, #today #todaystake. is it rude to pack up your leftovers without sending them with your guests. next up, where did monica and chandler from "friends" really end up living? did they end up living happily ever after? the totally unexpected excan to a famous hollywood home. this is the best thing going, it is freeb"freebie friday."
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houses is a tell tale sign on a wreath on the door and identical garage. >> guys, i'm going to be honest because i have never seen this video. come over here. >> they use the same stock footage of home alone footage. you see the same wreath. >> am i being punked? >> they used the footage. >> can we see it again? >> come on, dave. >> look here.
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the one on the left. look out the window of the blue house. right there, same >> without the separation. >> yeah. >> someone from production company clearly -- the residents of the real house in illinois confirmed it. that's incredible. >> people have a lot of time on their hands. the "washington post" says forget the movie date, seeing a film is the perfect solo activity. what say you? >> i like to go with my wife. >> you don't like to go to the movies alone? >> it's fun to go with somebody to watch them laugh and enjoy. >> they say the problem with seeing a movie on a date is you don't give your full attention
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to the screen and you can't talk to your date so what is the point i like going on dates especially first dates to the movies. i think you can read a lot about body language even though they are not talking. if the person leans in i think it gives you a chance to have nonverbal communication. that might be strange. >> that is. >> going for -- >> if these were happy days. you can tell a lot about their sense of humor, what they laugh at, if it is a comedy or witty film did they get the joke? if it is a horror film are they going to throw you in front or get in there? you can tell a lot. >> they yell at the train. >> if they pick up their phone
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and rude and talking. they say it is the perfect solo thing to do. here is something else for you. astronauts mannequin challenge. >> we did it. this is epic. it reached new heights. international space station doing mannequin challenge. >> how are they staying still and floating? >> it's the home alone house behind them? >> they must be holding on. they have to had won. al roker can probably solve the mystery of how they were able to pull it off. >> we are here in irwin dale at the fiesta float construction place for 12 of the 40 floats in the 128th tournament of roses parade this monday. coverage here on nbc. look at the detail.
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everything has to be covered by some sort of organic material. look at this. you have you have beads. can't be paint or anything like that. take a look at the turtle. let's show you what is going on as far as your weather is concerned. we have the snow storm still waging and lake effect snow in virginia and parts of kentucky. this will push through quickly and then another clipper. heavy lake effect snow. we are talking some areas will be picking up another six to nine inches of snow especially western new york. in new england one to three inches. still rough going on the roads and going to be -- that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
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and some lake eecow impacting our area including northern louden and parts of city. this towards the south. this will be impacting parts of montgomery county. reducing visibility momentarily little or no accumulation but heads up aside from the metro area plenty of sunshine throughout the day today. a high of 43 but with the wind feeling more like 30 this afternoon. >> don't forget you can catch the 128th tournament of roses parade here on nbc starting 11:00 a.m. eastern, 8:00 a.m. pacific on nbc. your truly and ms. hoda kotb hosting the coverage. >> what's going on? >> we are talking about this house in the episode of friends. saying we are pointing it out. look out the window by joey and
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you see the house with the wreath. they tell me to look -- >> it it's by the door. when you first look by the door. >> before you zoom in. it's on the other side by the door. >> it's the little skinny window by the door. that's the house. we are looking at the wrong house. >> you were looking at the wrong thing. al says in the skinny window. that is what al is saying and al roker is legend. >> there is the house. that's it. i give up. >> al roker we'll be watching you and hoda and something easy to spot, the parade. have fun out there.
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the holiday sale is on now at havertys. life looks good. continuing to track a line of snow on storm team 4 radar. leesburg around 9:45. and wheaten at 1012:00. chilly out there today. plenty of sun in the metro area. snow not a huge thing today. tracking this snow storm right
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now. more on the timing on my facebook and twitter pages and a high ts coming in in the mid to upper 30s. 39 in washington and 36 in fredrick.
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>> thank you. get the latest news and weather anytime on nbc washington app. okay. you only have a few hours left to get ready for new year's eve. but -- there's more than enough time to prepare some fabulous food and drinks for your friends and family. >> "today" lifestyle contributor elizabeth mayhew is here to show us how to cater a delicious party to ring in the new year at the last minute. >> happy new year, guys. this is easy stuff. this is just taking things you can find at a craft store or like a michael's or whatever and making it just a little special. we have to have champagne, of course it is new year's. one little trick. tamr tamron, you just toll me you love pop rocks.
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you just take a little honey and go around the rim of your champagne glass just like that. then you dump it in a little pop rocks. okay? you have that little sensation when it hips your lips. put a couple strawberries inside. you can do this or -- you have a little pop rocks -- >> cheers. >> another idea is edible glitter. >> that's amazing. that's amazing! >> strawberry with it is really good. edible glitter you can get at any craft store as well. freeze some ice in an ice tray. get it frozen. then sprinkle the edible glitter. you can again get it at michael's or online. basically any cake decorating store. put in your ice, crack out the ice and you can serve your drinks up with a little bit of glitter. >> something for the kids, cotton candy. you can get it in tubs pretty
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much anywhere. stuff a glass with it. they are thinking they are gating some c pour seltzer over it and watch it disappear. that's it. >> we've been doing this every year that sparkling apple sicid and i needed something else for my nieces. >> this is my friend, lee, does this. it is a two-ingredient crisp that's very elegant. two tablespoons of grated parmesan, few almonds on top in a cookie sheet in a 375 degree oven for seven minutes. let them cool. the cookie sheet does have to be ungreased. my son when i told him to do that he was like you're crazy, it is going to stick. it doesn't. you just let it sit on the cookie sheet. you guys should try one because they are really delicious. they are just like those delicious parmesan crisps.
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great on tomato soup or anything else. just a nice little salty. next, fudge covered you can get these online or whatever. an edible marker. you draw the little lines on to your clock like that. you're good to go. even the kids can do this. >> please enlighten me in the end of 2016. edible marker which i never knew, and edible glitter. that's amazing. >> last up, this is one of my favorite desserts. this is a store-bought angel food cake. you go ahead and just cover it in homemade whipped cream. it is just whipping cream and sugar. then you dust -- i like to use unsweetened coconut because you don't need that much more sugar so it has this snowy feel. you put it all around the side of your cake. you just take it with your hands and dust it on top.
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then top with little brush trees. >> >> they are not edible. >> great job, guys. >> happy new year. good luck with these recipes. next up, the biggest events to look forward to in 2017 after these messages. go, go! [ rock music playing ] have fun with your replaced windows. run away! [ grunts ] leave him! leave him! [ music continues ] brick and mortar, what?! [ music continues ] [ tires screech ] [ laughs ] [ doorbell rings ] when you bundle home and auto insurance with progressive, you get more than a big discount. that's what you get for bundling home and auto! jamie! you get sneaky-good coverage. thanks. we're gonna live forever! you get sneaky-good coverage. thanks. whfight back fastts, with tums smoothies. it starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source.
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"flashforward." i'll ask the questions and the first one to buzz with the correct answer gets don't mess this up. >> i have faith in you, tamron. first question. one of these comedians recently announced three stand-up specials. >> dave chappelle. >> there wit is, tamron. one point. next one. we will all be watching the oscars on february 26th -- >> jimmy kimmel. >> jimmy kimmel. yes. jimmy kimmel will be hosting. extra point -- not an extra point. how much is he getting paid for gig? >> i don't know because i watch "fallon." >> $15,000. >> the shade! >> jimmy kimmel's got the oscars. a.j., you get that point. third question, which of the following artists did not announce a new album in 2017.
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>> a.j. >> in 2017? >> you can't just buzz the buzz. >> i'm going to say little big >> no, not little big town. >> rihanna. >> rihanna is the only person who has not announced an album for 2017. everyone else has one coming next year. january of this year. what's our score now? 1-1-ish? >> a.j.'s got two, i think. >> 1-1. >> which of the following where there is a confirmed 2017 wedding date. >> ryan gosling. >> wrong! >> shia la beouf. >> wrong! come on, guys. she's got a sister. >> pippa middleton. >> she's getting married. may 20th, 2017. we're breaking news here, guys. >> pippa's getting married? >> she's getting married to james matthews in may of 2017.
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>> why did i say ryan? >> a quiet, english countryside. >> congratulations. >> next following classic films will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017. >> "the graduate." >> kind of. >> "casino royale." >> "bonnie and clyde." >> yes! so the answer would be -- >> all three! >> we'll give a point to both of you guys. >> which is the best of these films, is the question. >> "the graduate" is my personal favorite. fun fact -- limited release for "the graduate" and ""bonnie and clyde" next year. in limited theaters. on february 5th, 2017, the super bowl will be maplayed in what ht city. tamron? >> minnesota. >> that's what -- >> next year -- houston! it's houston.
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>>not getting two answers. i >> she's a hall. tamron gets the point. >> i'm going to be at the super bowl. it's houston, then it is minnesota, right? >> maybe. but next year is houston. >> i did win? >> 3-2. you got that one. hall girls. >> thank you. >> we have a big prize for you, miss 2017. a.j. -- >> i never saw it coming. >> this was rigged. >> it was not rigged. you did a good fight though. >> thank you, miss hall, for hosting this. hall girls. now let's head west to california for another check of the now another check of the weather from mr. roque. >> i would like to thank everybody and my family for supporting me, for mr. roker for being so nice to me all the time. i never knew i would be so lucky. we'll see.
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>> my turn? >> don't give me grief you know there will be a twitter war in >> i love you. i will call you after the show. >> love you, too. we are in irwin dale where there is a lot of love. i've got four former rose queens with us. what is your name? >> show how to do the rose queen wave. let's show you what is going on as far as your weather is concerned. you are still not waving. when the ball drops boom i plan on dropping.
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carson daley and of course the fabulous melb. hosting. mostly cloudy, breezy. 39 degrees and a pretty that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. still tracking this line of snow pushing into montgomery and parts of howard county leaving fredrick county making its way towards clarksburg. moving towards the southeast about 35 miles per hour. pretty quickly moving in and holds together will impact bethesda. 43 for a high today and blustery winds at times throughout the day. you can catch these lovely ladies monday at the tournament of roses on the miracle grow float and catch yours truly hosting the 128th tournament of roses parade on the network of nbc. 8:00 a.m. pacific time on networks of nbc. thank you, sir. >> happy new year! >> ill a he call you after the
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today today we are getting a spe of the most iconic buildings. buildings, the empire state b buildi building. i was fortunate to go where no journalist had gone before. >> reporter: are the empire state building, a beacon in new york city's skyline and an icon on big screen from "an affair to remember" to "sleepless in seattle." >> i'm on the 86th floor. movies have been filmed here, millions of tourists a year come to see this iconic building. this is special. but i've got something eggs extra special for you. we are going -- up. how high? 250 feet higher, to be exact. this is the 86th floor observatory.
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see the dome with the antenna? that's where i'm heading. my guide, tom, with empire state realty trust. >> you ready to get harnessed up? >> i feel so lara kroft tcroft/ raiderish. you okay? this is very uncomfortable for both of us. >> we're in the top of the dome. >> good thing i didn't wear high heels. >> you're physically outside the building. >> the wind! >> higher than where king kong was. >> one giant step for tamron -- one giant step for the "today" show. >> tamron, keep climbing. >> tom's telling me to keep climbing and stop talking. bye. >> you're almost there. you are about to get the best view of your life. >> oh, my goodness. hello, new york! >> you're actually where very
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few people have gone. only construction workers have come up here. >> do you think the guys take selfies up here? >> i know they do. >> all right. >> reporter: they're upgrading the antennas and have built a cocoon-like shell on top of the building, the first of its kind so that workers can tend to it day and night witut shutting anything down to the public. these antennas broadcast what? >> all the major tv stations are broadcast from atop the empire state building. >> so if i wanted to affect the competition -- >> well, we're not going to show you where the disconnect switch is located. >> there is a switch for that. i have to tell you, i thought i was going to be terrified. but it's soothing. >> got a spectacular view here. on a clear day, you can see 80 miles, five states. you're at the highest point beyond where any visitor has ever gone. >> my first new york apartment. right there. i can see it. hey, old apartment! oh, that's where i get my facial. it's just the most incredible
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view. i will never see new york the same way. thank you so now how do i get down? >> reporter: one last stop. only those who worked in the dome have signed their names. but they gave me the honor. so tamron was here. hey, ma, i made it! >> that was so awesome. thank you to the entire team at the empire state building. it was so soothing. i'm terrified of heights and not qualified to be up there. but they treated me so good. remember pop fix? this is another thing we said good-bye to. i can auction this off? no, i can't. i'm not giving away anything
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celebrated acts of kindness. thanks to you folks at home we reached g million acts of kindness. to celebrate the milestone lego is donating $1 million of lego toys to toys for tots. joined by lego's michael mcnally. tell me a little bit about the idea and why it was so important for lego to participate. >> it is always about creativity and the fact that anybody has the ability tocreative, you have to practice it through play. same thing with kindness. if you practice acts of kindness. >> my nieces are obsessed. thank you for co-hosting. congratulations on the new baby and those two beautiful girls. and guess what?
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hoda and kathie lee after your local news and weather. i can just tell you right now? happy new year. this is a news 4 today news break. good morning. 9:57 on this friday, december 30th. we are following a developing story in prince george s county. police investigating a murder in capital heights. someone shot a man just before 9:00. he was rushed to the hospital but died. police say they are speaking with people who were inside the house at the time of the shooting. no word on the suspect or a
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motive. let's get a check of the forecas radar i'm tracking snow showers in parts of howard, montgomery and loudoun county. it will be impacting areas like district and arlington within the next hour. little or no accumulation but it is blustery out there today. high of 43 will feel more like 30 during the afternoon when you factor in the winds. we have a mix of clouds and sun throughout the day. as we look to the holiday weekend highs tomorrow not too bad mid 40s. highs around 60. >> on news 4 mid day a live report with more on the shooting. gluten-free, like honey nut cheerios, rice chex and lucky charms, she can enjoy it her way. you said you wanted to feel better about your cereal. general mills big g cereals hear you. that's why we say "yes" to whole grain as our first ingredient.
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and "no way" to high fructose corn syrup. so no matter what your favorite is, you can feel good >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ rockin' around the christmas tree ♪ >> not going to hear that much longer. >> no. >> it is try day friday, everybody. so happy you're with us to spend december 30th, the very last show of 2016. >> yes! yeah, our last weekday show. you're right. >> that's straight -- no chaser.

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