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good morning. the ice storm. crippling and dangerous accumulations expected across the plains, midwest, and south beginning this morning. more than 30 million people impacted. al said it will last for days. new scrutiny. fbi director james comby under fire. an internal investigation launched into how his agency handled the hillary clinton e-mail probe. with the election already determined, and no chance of being overturned, where will it lead? sisters to sisters. former first daughters jenna and barbara bush pen a heart-felt letter to malia and sasha obama.
>> you have to listened to harsh criticism of your parents. by people who have never even met them. >> this morning the bush twins share their advice to the obama girls for the road ahead. >> good morning. >> and 65 years young. six and a half decades you've shared your mornings with us. what a ride it's been. this morning the milestones and what is next as we celebrate the big 6-5 today. friday, january 2013, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. you know, we have all talked at one time or another that we are happy to be at least a small part of that history of the show. >> that's right. >> it's been a great 65 years and a great week with you
in savannah. greatly missed but wonderful to have the opportunity to see you again. >> we're starting with this guy here. you're talking about a big and potentially really difficult storm for a large portion of the country. >> we've been looking at this for about three days. it looks like it's now happening. we've got winter storm watches, ice warnings. we've got winter weather advisories for at least 32 million people going into the weekend. we're already starting to see the ice start to develop from oklahoma city to springfield, st. louis, and into even southern illinois and indiana at this hour. here what is happening. we have a set up along the stationary front. so you've got cold arctic air wedging in underneath the warm air. it's a shallow layer of cold air. it as it happens, we're going to watch this as the moisture pulls the warm air in the cold air. it's cold right down at the surface. so that is going to create a crippling
wide swath of the country. here is what we're looking at. friday to sunday the heaviest ice looks like it will be from oklahoma, kansas, to nebraska. ice accumulation amounts very light back to the east, but anywhere from a quarter to half to inch and quarter of ice of oklahoma city, dodge city, and wichita. it can be crippling. power lines down. airports shut down. roads are going to be a mess. and besides that, we've got the potential for flooding on the warm side of this system. south central texas into central oklahoma and back into parts of new mexico could see locally 3 to 4 inches of rain causing big flooding. . the ice situation is the one we're concerned about. it could last into monday. >> all right. you'll keep us posted. al, thank you very much. >> thank you. to politics and the investigation facing fbi director james comey over his agency's
of the hillary clinton e-mail server. we learn more about the timing what comey told president-elect trump about the unverified allegations against him. we begin with peter alexander. good morning to you. >> reporter: meredith, good morning. the surprising announcement from the department of justice leaves a cloud over fbi director james comey and his agency exactly one week before donald trump moves into the white house. the justice department inspector general said he's going to examine comey's public disclosure about hillary clinton's e-mail investigation and new word what comey told trump on last week's intelligence briefing. james comey tight-lipped on capitol hill. the senior u.s. official tells nbc news after the official briefing last friday, comey took president-elect aside and spoke with him one on one about the unverified allegations about trump's activities in russia. trump on wednesday made this
the meeting. it's all fake news. >> reporter: this morning bipartisan support for the justice department's independent review of comey's conduct in the waning months of the election. >> i think justice should preva prevail more than anything else. put the partisan hats aside. >> we have the opportunity to find out the truth. >> reporter: under scrutiny hillary clinton's aids using e-mails. >> they were careless in handling of highly sensitive election. >> reporter: his letter 11 days before the election. discovered it was later revealed on anthony wiener's laptop. nothing significant was found. clinton's former aids praised the inspector general's mood but conceded it won't change the game. >> it's not like the nfl game you can throw the challenge flag on the field. >> reporter: in a statement comey said everyone w
and transparency regarding this matter. concluding a week of confirmation hearings, several trump cabinet nominees revealed disagreements with trump. >> it's clear what took place here. about russian involvement in efforts to hack information and to have an impact on american democracy. >> reporter: general james mattis. >> i have modest expectations about areas of cooperation with mr. putin. >> reporter: and doctor ben carson tapped ahead of housing and urban development. >> can you just assure us that not one dollar will go to benefit either the president-elect or his family? >> it will not be my intention to do anything -- >> i -- >> to benefit any american. >> i understand that. >> it's for all americans. >> reporter: one unexed
just as mike pompeo was asked to be russian interference. the dark episode fuelling the conspiracy theory among senators. new this morning david i think nashs a widely respected columnist for the "washington post" notes that michael flynn repeatedly called the russian ambassador to the u.s. on the exact same day that president obama, his administration expelled russian diplomats over election hacking. the allegations important because it raises questions whether flynn violated federal law that bans u.s. citizens from any communication meant to influence a foreign government involved in disputes with the u.s. it's worth noting so far nbc news has not independently confirmed the report. matt and meredith. >> peter alexander. thank you. let's get more on the review of the clinton e-mail investigation.
correspondent. good morning to you, pete. james comey said he'll cooperate with the information. he has confidence in it. what is being investigated and what isn't being investigatored? >> what is being looked at is public statements made about the progress of the clinton investigation. especially two actions by mr. comey. his unusual news conference in july when he said hillary clinton should not be prosecuted but spent several minutes criticizing the way she and her top aids handled e-mails and the letter he sent october 28th. 11 days before the election d disclosing that the fbi found more e-mails that needed to be checked calling the discovery pertinent. what will not be looked at is second-guessing any decisions about whether to prosecute anybody. >> what is at stake for comey? >> reporter: what is at stake for him is whether he made the right decisions here. whether he handled this in the right way. he's been widely
going beyond the normal justice department guidelines. usually if you don't prosecute somebody, you leave it at that and don't get into criticizing them. and the letter disclosing the progress of an investigation while it's underway. he was widely criticized for that. you remember there was a letter from 100 former justice department officials including the former attorney general eric holder. >> pete williams, thank you. we're joined by chuck todd. good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. >> it's fitting that today is friday the 13th. it's been a crazy week. let's start with the 35-page dozen ya of trump. it set off a fire storm. what did we learn? >> i think what we learn there had may be an active investigation. i think that part of it has gotten lost in sort of this back and forth. we know a lot more that was given to the
they got their hands on it in august or september. they got another copy after the election. the bottom line it's in the fbi's hands. comey did testify this week. was asked directly if there was an active investigation. he wouldn't confirm or deny. there have been others that claim. that, to me, was the news -- that the investigation is still active. >> let me go forward to wednesday. a part of the crazy week, too. we had the press conference at trump tower. supposed to be about conflict of interest. it turned into something different. what did we learn, chuck, about the relationship we can expect between president trump and the news media? >> well, look. i think donald trump sort of enjoyed the chaos. remember jeb bush levelled a charge at him during the primary calling him the chaos candidate. everyone is like what are you talking about? we have an idea. what can look
washington and perhaps the press corps. is exactly sort of donald trump's comfort zone. you know, he bragged he doesn't like to have structure at the start of a day. that's, to me, it's going to be an unstructured presidency. the news media, and a president trump it's going to be an antagonistic relationship, at least on trump's part. he wants that. maybe for political purposes or whatever. but i think that, frankly, the press is going to have to adjust. >> it's not going to be business as usual. >> you can't always be that way. what is our job? we have to get information. >> i want to talk about the confirmation hearings for cabinet nominees. you break them down into winners and losers. winners are jeff sessions, mike pompeo, and general mattis. why? >> jeff sessions, if you think about it, when it started a lot of democrats thought that he was too controversial to be attorney general. they had a big arguably a national campaign they w
but jeff sessions folks were prepared. the trump transition was prepared. he handled himself well. one democrat is saying he's going support him. he's going to make it through. when jim mattis had it easy. he's going to get bipartisan support. i thought mike pompeo, the hardest job, i thought, anybody would have this week was pompeo. president-elect trump, in many ways, attacking the cia. pompeo, i thought, did a good job of tamping it down yesterday. it was probably good for morale at the cia. >> you talked some senators distinguished themselves in their questioning this week. let me get to the people you didn't think had as good a week. james comey for the reasons we talked about, rex tillerson, and ben carson. >> i don't think ben carson showed himself to be anymore prepared than when he said himself he wasn't sure he could lead hud. rex
his problems are not in his control. russia, marco rubio, lindsey graham. i thought marco rubio took out a pound of flesh. rubio could be standing between tillerson becoming secretary of state and not. i thought he acted like a supreme court candidate. afraid to tell the views rather than being out there showing more moral clarity. i think that's why rubio is having troubles getting around supporting him. >> all right. chuck, get some rest. it's going to be crazy next week, too. >> thanks. >> come back! we'll see you next week. >> thanks, chuck. now to a major policy change announced by the obama administration on thursday. the president is ending a decades long protocol known as wet foot dry foot. it gave automatic residency for any cuban that reaches u.s. soil. effective immediately cuban nationals who attempt to enter the u.s. illegally will be
the u.s. and cuba work to cement changes in their relationship the cuban government is praising this decision. an 8-year-old baltimore girl is being hailed as a hero for saving two of her siblings during a tragic house fire. that blaze claiming the lives of her six other brothers and sisters. nbc's kerry sanders has the latest. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the burned remains of this house are being destroyed and raised by the city here this morning. this was a home to nine children. brothers and sisters who lived with their parents as young as 9-months-old and 11 years old. amid the horrific tragedy, there's a story of heroism. an 8-year-old girl who saved the lives of her two younger brothers. heartbreak in baltimore this morning. after a raging inferno ripped through the three-story home. >> nine chen
>> reporter: tragically six children died in the fire. officials say if it weren't for the bravery of one of their siblings, the outcome could have been worse. >> we have three children relocated there in the backyard. they're safe. >> she came here to do her job on earth and her job was to save a life. >> reporter: an 8-year-old hailed as a hero after she managed to rescue two younger brothers as the flames intensified. the children and their mother, katie, escaping the burning home. as neighbors rushed to try to help. >> my heart right now it crumbles. every time i talk about it it keeps crumbling. i could try to do more. my daughter said dad you couldn't do no more. it was too much fire. >> reporter: in morning investigators don't know what cause the the blaze. they believe it was accidental. >> it's a very difficult time for our office. >> reporter: elijah cummings
the children's mother has worked for him for more than a decade. as a community remembers the lives lost, they can't help but think about the courageous young girl who witnessed the tragedy firsthand. >> i think she's a sweet little angel and definitely a hero. my heart is just breaking for them. i just couldn't -- i couldn't -- just pray for them. >> reporter: the two children and their mother in the hospital are still listed in critical condition this morning. the father was working the night shift at a nearby restaurant when the fire began. he said that there was a fire alarm in the house. apparently the detector not enough to warn everybody here. the community here so heart broken decided to start a go fund me page under the title "house fire." they raised more than $98,000 so far. >> kerry sanders, thank you. prayers if are the family. >> absolutely. mr. roker.
around the rest of the country and show you we're looking at bitter cold air. wet weather in southern california. we'll look at that in the next 20 minutes. turning colder here in the northeast. your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. temperatures will be dropping through the day. so we will be in the 40s closer to lunchtime. even through the afternoon a little breezy at times. but we stay dry today. tomorrow is a different story. we have a weather alert out for your saturday. here
and ice in the morning. temperatures around freezing creating hazardous travel. as we go into sunday, temperatures around 40 degrees. but still the chance for some showers. make sure you tune in later on today, as well, for more updates on that. >> al, thank you very much. not sure if you saw this, there was something special in washington yesterday. it's getting attention. president obama surprising his vice president, joe biden, with the presidential medal of freedom. that is the nation's highest civilian honor. andrea mitchell has more on the emotional ceremony. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: it was extraordinary, matt. good morning. they prepare to leave the white house, barack obama had a parting gift for his vice president, joe biden. also on display, the kind of friendship rarely seen between high-powered politicians here in washington. >> this has been quite a ride. -- >> reporter: a bond like we've never seen before. >> best vice president america's ever had. mr. joe biden. >> reporter: at times me
political partnership. >> it gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bro mance. >> reporter: and then surprise parting gift for biden, who thought he was coming over for a farewell toast with the obamas. until he saw his whole family. >> final time as president, i am pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honor. the presidential medal of freedom. [ applause ] >> i don't deserve this, but i know it came from the president's heart. he's a truly, truly decent man. i remember and, you know, when beau was first diagnosed and rushed to the hospital. he came running down the hall in his shirt sleeves. is he all right? >> reporter: after
the bidens and obamas forging a friendship so close they consider themselves family. >> my family is so proud to call ourselves honorary bidens. >> reporter: in their darkest hours the bidens asking the president to give the eulogy for their son beau. >> i'm grateful every day you have a big heart, big soul, and broad shoulders. i couldn't admire you more. >> reporter: their friendship reaching a fevered pitch on social media. biden tweeting a friendship on obama's birthday. >> know love without pretense, service without self-regard, and to live life fully. >> i just hope that thes -- thi presidency i can say i was part of, part of a journey of a
remarkable things for this country. mr. president, i'm indebted to you. i'm indebted to your friendship. >> reporter: after nearly 50 years in public service, joe biden tells me he has no redpgrs about his decision not to run for president again. it was the best thing for his family, at the time. and he has plans for an active life after the white house. establishing a foreign policy institute, teaching, and researching a cure for cancer. >> i'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday. i was just crying. i burst out crying at that moment. it was incredible. andrea, thank you very much. still to come on this friday morning. got more on a bizarre twist back to the allegations. those unverified allegations against donald trump. is the former british spy who
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7:26 is your time now on this friday, january 13th, 2017. >> good morning to you. this just in. fairfax county police tell us the boy they found this morning is about to be reunited with his father. they tell us the dad called a little while after our story first aired. police say the boy who was nonverbal was found on berk lake around 3:45 this morning. >> also, we just learned that all of maryland 108 is now back open in ashton. it was shut down for several hours this morning because of a tractor trailer crash there. crews had to remove the truck off the road. no injuries reported. now a check on the morning commute with me lisa and your
>> hi, guys. slow inbound 295 and inbound 50 because of the earlier crash. southbound 295 at new york avenue. inner loop the ramp to dulles toll road a crash along the left-hand side. 108 now open between new hampshire avenue and mink hallow road. >> thank you, melissa. >> a check of your forecast is coming up next.
good friday morning. temperatures are starting to cool down. you see the 40s just to the north of the district. still 58 degrees in reagan national. but we will be cooling as we go through the day today. as far as the weekend is concerned, back in the 30s. wintery mix tomorrow. that's a weather alert day. we'll take a closer look in a bit. back to you. >> all right, sheena. thank you. 7:828 right now. another local news update for you in about 25 minutes. >> for now, back to the "today"
♪ and here is ♪ good morning. here we are. the first good morning of what i hope is a great many good mornings between you and i. here it is, january 14th, 1952 when nbc began a new program called "today." >> wow. worth a look back at that. unfortunate microphone but other than that. a great start to a show. the program is going strong thanks to meredith vieira. >> having a great time here. busy week. it's been a really busy week. >> yeah.
we'll take a closer look at "today's" legacy later on and mark the occasion by taking over "today."com. we have picked our favorite stories from the last few months. head to the website and check those out. and now here is a look at "today's" headlines. a dangerous winter storm is just getting underway. it will eventually stretch from the midwest to the mid atlantic. people are stocking up and bracing for possible power outages. al's forecast in a minute. the justice department is launching a review of the hig e-mail investigation. part will center on james comey's news conference in july and the letters to lawmakers in the days before the election. the justice department released a statement saying the review is warranted in the wake of request from numerous members of congress and the public. preparations underway for the inauguration of trump one week from
priority. today the secretary of homeland security and members of the national guard, fbi, and fema are meeting to discuss their role. new reports this morning that the former british intelligence agent who put together the explosive, unverified dozen ya on president-elect trump has gone underground in the light of the fallout. bill neely has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. from a cold moscow and a story that is like the cold war. a former spy collecting information from the man who would be president. donald trump tweeting this morning these are phoney allegations from a failed spy. he's furious. the exspy who is british is missing. there are few images of christopher steel, reportedly the authority of an explosive report. the former spy who prefers the dark but whose cover is blown and who fled his
business with this man. >> and reportedly hired by a u.s. company to investigate donald trump's visits to russia. >> he was the real james bond who was running the most important, effective information relating to russian organized crime that was alexander lit venn yenko. he knew this world well. steele's company was steel's company was responsible for a 35-page report commissioned by at least one of donald trump's opponents. his findings not seen by the fbi and u.s. intelligence agencies and the president-elect. >> what we don't know about this report is who are those sources. who are those sub sources. what kind of face d
that was is where the problem lies. >> donald trump said allegations about him in russia arli. >> i saw the information. i read the information outside of that meeting. it's all fake news. it's phoney stuff. it didn't happen. it was a group of opponents who got together, sick people, and put that crap together. >> reporter: in russia, too, the kremlin spokesman told me the report is rubbish. >> did any russian official, any intelligence agent gather any information on donald trump when he was in russia at any time? >> no. >> reporter: donald trump wasn't bugged? >> no. >> wasn't followed? >> no. >> reporter: have your intelligence officials got any information on donald trump? >> i've never seen a file. >> reporter: trump could have been targeted. but steel's report is
>> reporter: the exspy has fled with his children leaving his cats behind and they're saying nothing. russian officials i've spoken to dismissed the report. president putin's spokesman call it fiction. donald trump stated no proof and there never will be. he quoted those russian dismissals. but something about this maybe fbi bring it to the attention of the president-elect. a mystery and a world of smoke and mirrors. and snow. matt, meredith. >> bill neely in moscow for us. thank you very much. and now a check of the weather from al. >> we're looking at the west coast where it's still raining. we've got snow to talk about. take a look. this is california. we're not going to take a look at that. never mind. yeah, there it is. and i mean you talk about snow. ey
but the good news, if there is a silver lining, as you look -- we'll get to that in a second. you can see all the flooding. it's washedout roads. it's made a mess. however, the good news is it has helped alleviate the drought. right now the heavy rain is to the south from san diego up into los angeles and some of the mountains still seeing some snow out there. but take a look what happened. january 2016 back then 97% of the state in drought. 43% of the state in exceptional drought. take a look at what happened today. 58%. just 58% of the state is in drought and only 2% in exceptional drought. that's the lowest level since 2014. so there is some good news with all this wet weather. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> reporter: it's going to be getting cooler today. you can see the cool air moving from the north. 46 in frederick. in the district 58 degree
but that is filtering to the south. we'll be dropping into the 40s as we go through the day. you'll notice that. tomorrow we have a weather alert day. 8:00 in the morning. snow, sleet, freezing rain lasting through the afternoon. temperatures around freezing. then we go into your sunday. things start to clear out a bit. by next week we're back in the 50s and 60s. get that weather any time you need it. check out our friends at the weather channel. >> al, thank you. what can the obama girls expect after the white house? this morning the touching letter from the bush daughters. after this. busy your life can b. mom: oh no... tech: this mom didn't have time to worry about a cracked windshield. so she scheduled at safelite.com and with safelite's exclusive "on my way text" she knew exactly when i'd be there, so she didn't miss a single shot. i replaced her windshield giving her more time for what matters most. tech: how'd ya do? player: we won! tech: nice! that's another safelite advantage. mom: thank you so much!
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[ cheers and applause ] 7:41. we're back on a friday morning. we're talking about the end of an era in washington. the inauguration is one week away. the obama family marking their final days in the white house. what will 1600 pennsylvania avenue life be like after the white house? few people understand better than jenna bush hager. >> it will be terrific. my sister and barbara and i know the true privilege of calling the white house home. eight years ago we wrote a letter to sasha and malia. now we pen a new one to let them know how proud we are. >> eight years ago on a cold november day, we greeted you on the steps at the white house. we saw the light and wariness in your eyes. >>
show you around. to show you the lincoln bedrooms and the bedrooms once ours. to introduce you to the people. the grounds keepers, the butlers, who dedicate themselves to making this historic house a home. >> the four of us wandered the halls of the house you had no choice but to move into. when you slid down the banister, as we had done as 8-year-olds and 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious. >> in eight years, you have done so much. seen so much. you stood at the gate of the robin island cell where south africa's nelson mandela was in prison for decades. your arms around your father. >> you traveled to liberia and more co-- to talk about the importance of education. girls who saw themselves in you. saw themselves in your parents. saw what they can become if they continued to study and learn. >> you attended state
hiked in national parks, met international leaders, and managed to laugh at your dad's jokes during the annual thanksgiving turkey partisan. all while being kids, attending school, and making friends. >> we watched you grow from girls to impressive young women through grace and ease. through it all you had each other like we did. >> a position you didn't seek and one with no guidelines. but you have so much to look forward to. you will be writing the story of your own lives beyond the shadows of your famous parents. yet, you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years. >> enjoy college. most of the world knows, we did. and you won't have the weight of the world on your young shoulders anymore. explore your passion, learn who you are, make mistakes. you're allowed to.
with loyal friends who know you, adore you, and will fiercely protect you. those who judge you, don't love you. and their voices shouldn't hold weight. rather, it's your own hearts that matter. >> take all that you've seen, the people you have met, the lessons you have learned, and let those help guide you in making positive change. we have no doubts that you will. traveling with our parents taught us more than any class could. it opened our eyes to new people as well as new cultures and ideas. we met factory workers in michigan, teachers in california, doctors healing on the burmese border. >> kids who line the dusty streets to see the american president. and kids with hiv waiting to get anti-retro viral drugs that will save their lives. >> you have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the white house. you have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who have never met them. >> you stood by as your precious parents were reduced to
and not only showed you but gave you the world. >> as always, they will be rooting for you as you begin this next chapter. and so will we. >> and we -- >> so nice. >> and we will, of course. i'm tearing up. it's just amazing how fast eight years go by and how they become these unbelievable women. and we just wanted to make sure they know. >> you became an unbelievable woman, as well. >> such a nice gift you and barbara gave them eight years ago and now with this letter. >> i wrote mrs. obama a thank you letter for allowing me into her home to interview her being and a role model because i'm a new mom. she wrote me back two days later the most lovely letter. this is the least we can do. >> so few people understand what those girls went through. a small group. >> we're hoping to get together. [ laughter ] >> i'm sure you will. >> fantastic. >> by the way, i think it posted online last
>> it did. it's great. the letter started going around. it was being shared. people love it. a couple of sentiments. jessica writes "love this letter from one set of sisters to another. it's about compassion which we need more of." kindness rises above politics. kids are kids and not politicians. what a beautiful letter to sasha and malia from jenna and barbara. if you want to read the full letter it's on today.com. my favorite part when you write "enjoy college as the world knows we did." >> we had some video. >> the truth is, they're kids and they're allowed to enjoy college. let's let them. >> great job. thank you. >> best to barbara, as well. >> she wanted to be here, by the way. she's in africa. >> doing good work while i'm
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7:56 is your time now on this friday, january 13th, 2017. good morning to you. we're going to get to melissa in the first 4 traffic with a look at the roads. >> hi. overall the beltway is not bad now. a couple little close spots but nothing major to speak of here. 270 southbound at shady grove had a problem in the local lanes. looks like everything is maybe a little bit slowly but it is still moving here this morning. right now inbound 14th street bridge had an earlier problem in the middle of the roadway. still slow there. >> thank you, melissa. a quick break and check your forecast when we come back.
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good friday morning. temperatures will be getting cooler today. right now at 54 in the district. so we have dropped a few degrees from about 30 minutes ago. gaithersburg 46 degrees. and we'll continue to cool down today. we'll be in the 40s by lunchtime and even through the afternoon. tomorrow, though, is a weather alert day. we have know an icy mix moving in. ice will be the main concern. much colder for the weekend. >> sheena. thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show after this short break. have a great day!
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, on ice. more than 30 million people bracing for a winter storm, stretching from the midwest to the east coast. set to last for days. al has your forecast. plus, a special event with neil patrick harris. >> hello, hello, hello, children. >> reporter: the multitalented star stops by studio 1a, to talk about his new show, family and his next big adventure. ♪ it's unbelievable and the big 6-5. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we're celebrating a milestone this morning. the 65th anniversary of "today." as we look at some of the show's most unforgettable moments. to the ends of
the impact it's had. >> the "today" show is your connection to the world. >> and what still lies ahead. today, january 13th, 2017. ♪ >> celebrating our birthdays on the plaza! [ cheers and applause ] >> mother/daughter trip to new york. >> we want to say hi to our friends from texas! ♪ happy birthday, "today" show! >> it's now 8:00 on this friday morning. it is the 13th day of january, 2017. yeah, that makes it friday the 13th.
we want to say thank you to meredith vieira for hosting the show with us this week. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming in and chipping in. and we've got a lot to get to today. it's our 65th anniversary. [ cheers and applause ] >> there are a couple of guys over there -- we have two 65-year-olds celebrating. >> right now time for your morning top stories. here is your news at 8:00. i'm kristen welker at the white house. the justice department's independent watchdog is opening an investigation into public disclosure by comey and others about hillary clinton's e-mail server during the 2016 race. this as we're learning new information about what comey told president-elect donald trump on the day he was briefed about russian hacking into the u.s. election. this morning new details about at
donald trump had last week on russian attempts to meddle in the u.s. election. a senior u.s. official tells nbc news after the official briefing, fbi director james comey took mr. trump aside and spoke with him one on one about the existence of trump ties in russia. and director comey under another microscope this morning. the justice department inspector general looking at key decisions by the fbi while reviewing hillary clinton's e-mail server. this morning bipartisan spart for the spoouf. >> i think there shou be a probe. there are several things that raised eye brows. >> reporter: clinton aids saying the damage is done. >> my first reaction i'm not surprised. we can't put the agree any back in the bottle. >> reporter: taking sharp aim at clinton and her aids. >> they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive highly classified information. >> reporter: and the letter sent
the election. saying he was taking look at new e-mails found later revealed on the laptop of congressman anthony weiner. nothing significant discovered. comey on capitol hill on thursday not answering questions but in a statement saying everyone will benefit from thoughtful evaluation and transparency regarding the matter. meanwhile, on capitol hill congressman mike pompeo. he expressed full confidence in u.s. intelligence agencies and their assessment that russia hacked into e-mails during the 2016 race. >> this was an aggressive action taken by the senior leadership inside russia. >> reporter: this morning mr. trump is on a tweet storm. slamming the leaks over russia having unverified information about him. attacking obamacare vowing it will be replaced soon. and defending the fact that his cabinet nominee holding different
hearings resume next week. >> kristen, thank you very much. an emotional event happening just behind us and down the street. thousands of mourners are saying goodbye to a hero new york city police detective. the funeral for detective stephen mcdonald being held at saint patrick's can thoothedral. he was paralyzed from nk down years ago when he was shot by a teen suspect in central park. mcdonald publicly forgave the young man. he later carried his message of forgiveness to the middle east and northern ireland. he died this week after suffering a heart attack. stephen mcdonald was 959. his only child connor followed him into the nypd and thousands of fellow officers are expected for that funeral. >> yeah. i said a few minutes ago the image of police officers that always moves me
just incredible. a wonderful guy. two members of the r&b group tower of power of recovering after being hit by a train after they walked across tracks. it happened last night in oakland, california. the news comes at the same time as an urgent safety warning about the rising number of people killed while trying to beat a train. nbc's tom costello joins us with the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. there are 240,000 railroad crossings across roads in the country, and many of them, like this one here, are across very busy roads. and listen to this, every day and a half somebody dies at a railroad crossing. monday night on long island, a female driver killed, her car sliced in half after she drove past the crossing gates and into the path of an oncoming train. dis30th, in orl
his car is crushed. nationwide it happens every three hours. a car or pedestrian hit by a speeding train. 200 people killed each year. with fewer daylight hours, more accidents occur this time of year. now the government is out with an urgent warning. >> if you think trains will stop if they see a car on the tracks, you're right. about a mile after they hit you. >> reporter: sara feinberg is the chief federal railroad regulator. >> everyone can make the mistake. anyone can be unfamiliar with where they are or the fact they're approaching a crossing. >> reporter: among the worst cases valhalla, new york 2015. six people died after an suv driver got stuck on the tracks of an oncoming train. >> this is the memorial i put together for lauren. >> reporter: outside of chicago, her 14-year-old daughter died when the teen
with tried to beat the train. ever since, he's been on a mission to get four gate systems installed at rail crossings so drivers can't drive around the gate. >> this will not allow any car to go across. >> reporter: but four gate systems are the exception not the norm. yeah. we don't have a four-gate system here. listen to this. a train traveling at 55 miles per hour can take the equivalent of 18 football fields to stop. 18 football fields. so this can become a very dangerous game of chicken. back to you. >> tom costello, thank you very much. right now, again, we're talking about all this rough weather in the midsection of the country. stretching into the mid atlantic states. we have over 32 million people under some sort of winter or ice weather advisory right through sunday. we're going to be watching it already. we're starting to see oklahoma city into st. louis. the ice accumulations will be heavy from oklahoma,
nebraska. to the places where we see the big problems going to be anywhere from kansas city, woodward, dodge city, all the way to st. louis. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> and that's your latest weather. of course, weather will play a big role in this game. a big playoff game where the steelers are going to kansas city, missouri. we're talking freezing rain, changing to rain but getting to the stadium a real m
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"today" at 5i6r is brought to you by target. expect more pay less. >> we're back with "today" at 65. celebrating a big birthday milestone for the show. >> that's right. we have taken a look how we have covered the world from breaking news to politics, entertainment, and music. this morning the legacy of the "today" show over the last 65 years. >> here we are. good morning. the first good morning of what i hope and expect to be a great many. >> when i think of the "today" show, history comes to mind. >> we have to do this and not get stuffy about it. we hope to keep you more informed. >> every morning before i went to school and before my mother went to work, we would watch the "today" show and talk about the big events that were unfolding around the world. >> that's the big news story in london. >> to the ends of the earth today. >>
>> all the first on our show. >> hello. it's a great morning for a wedding. >> you feel like you have a front row seat to history when you're a part of the show. >> saying hi to the people in our plaza. >> god bless you. thank you for your service. >> happy birthday to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> it's just a ground breaking show where you push the boundaries. push the limits of what you can do on
>> it's older than i am. i'm thrilled. nothing around here is older than i am. >> i don't think you can answer that question without immediately going to 9/11. >> we have a breaking news story to tell you about. apparently a plane has just crashed into the world trade center. >> another one just hit. something else hit. very large plane -- >> it was the moment that changed the world. it was a morning that changed our show. >> did you see many of the injured around you when the trust finally settled? >> and to this day, i have people come up to me on the street and tell me they were watching. >> people who are showing up. >> i realized after 9/11 what an incredible impact doing the show could have. >> after the boston marathon bombing, we had a major american city where the officials were saying to everyone don't leave the house. the town of boston, the community of
a million people when you count the suburban communities are under lockdown this morning. i felt in in moment, i don't know what we're dealing with here. and people are counting on us. >> i think when america went to war dessert storm. >> it's end -- nearing the end of the third week. >> for me it was the virginia tech. one of the students she recognized me and saw me as a mother figure and asked if i would hold her. she was crying and, boy, it hit me then. how powerful we are as a broadcast. >> losing my husband to cancer in 1998 was intensely personal. for me, being able to share that loss with the audience gave me such confide comfort, ironically. >> how devastating the loss is. >>
colonoscopy. i think that made me realize, wow, you can really change lives on this show. >> sometimes you don't realize that people are going through a really difficult time, and our only job is to lighten the load. that's enough. that's plenty. ♪ if you would be most surprised to know what goes on behind the scenes. >> three, two -- >> ten minutes before the show is on the air, the things we say to each other. the things we would write down to get each other going. ♪ baby from the moment i saw you ♪ >> when you watch the show, it's very polished. but
♪ >> through the mornings we go upstairs, downstairs, outdoors, indoors. we're all over that studio. >> the viewer would be surprised to find out how small our studio is. it used to be a bank. it's a low ceiling. it's like being a rec room in your basement somewhere. >> things happen, craziness, chaos, and just kind of go with the flow. >> the best memories have from the show often happen on camera. we're able to talk about each other's families and what we have going on in our lives. >> we care about one another on a human basis rather than how are we doing in the ratings? >> probably the incredible connections you can't believe you would have with work colleagues. i was diagnosed with cancer. i came out of surgery, open medy eyes and the nurse said you have a phone call. it was matt lauer.
and two hours later who was at the edge of my bed? al roker. i mean. i think it's like, like, it's when you meet people they're here. >> people still walk up to me on the street and sing that "where in the world is matt lauer" theme song. things like how abo gs e wouldn't have seen without the series. >> it's equivalent to saying the prayer on the wheel. he decided to sand ski down the mountain. we broadcast the rest of the show from the island. i thought it's a show like no other. >> it allows you an opportunity to
different worlds. >> i remember going to hawaii. >> what do you think? >> ireland. >> the picture perfect irish sea port. >> africa. awe-inspiring. i covered olympics all over the world. >> there we were in the crown of the statute of liberty. it was an out of body experience. we did the whole show live from the white house. really kind of a cool place. >> anchors come and go. the theme musi
bit. there's a variation of the sun but the sun changes a little bit. things change on the show but the show is always there. >> i can't imagine getting up in the morning and putting on the tv and "today" not being there. >> it will look nothing like it looks now. like there's no monkey running around the show. the "today" show and then that logo will be here. >> oh! >> with the next decade look like, who knows? all i know is the "today" show will be at the forefront of it. >> "today" show is embracing technology. >> al roker is going to be still saying here is the weather in your neck of the woods. >> people will be receiving our program in their heads. they'll just be beamed into their heads. so when you wake up we're in your head! >> how modest your household may be or grand it may be.
show is your connection to the world. >> we have this window in our studio, and it's a physical thing, but we also view it metaphorically. so did when the show started 65 years. it's a pane of glass but it's a window on the world. and i hope that "today" we continue to do the exact m metaphor the way dave did 65 years ago. >> wow! >> started to get a little deep. >> window of the world. >> window of your soul. >> you want me to start off. >> happy anniversary. >> happy anniversary. >> happy anniversary. to having some of the greatest jobs in broadcasting. and to 65 more years of it. >> cheers! >> cheers to "today." >> and to the crew. oh!
good morning. it's 8:26 on this friday, january 13th. let's get a check on the roads now. melissa. >> hi, aaron. right now on the beltway a new problem. inner loop before 450 a crash in the left lane. we're seeing slow downs there. otherwise beltway looks okay. 66 overall. 95 overall no major problems there. this, also, looking better. inbound 14th street bridge. earlier crash in the middle of the roadway. that's gone. a little slow. >> thank you. a check of the forecast when we come back.
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lot of fun. >> i like you were the set up person for that. by the way, can we say it's been so much fun to have you here all week. and, also, meredith made time for us this week. she has a lot of things going on, including, we're about to brag. being the executive producer of a documentary called "tower." it's getting oscar buzz. >> wow! >> incredibly sad but you say inspiring event. >> yeah. the first mass shooting on a college campus 50 years ago. university of texas, austin. it's about the hope and the humanity that was on display that day. in the midst of the horror, you will meet people who were there, witnesses, survivors, real heros who have never told their story before. we wanted to honor them. so it's really a movie about inspiration. hopefully it'll open up dialogue. however you feel about guns and g
>> right. >> i hope people go and see it. >> you did a great job with it. by the way, you can watch "tower" on itunes and amazon. check it out. >> mr. roker. let's look at the long weekend forecast for martin luther king jr. day. we can see on saturday warm weather through the southeast. ice storm stretching from the mid plains into the mid atlantic stays. beautiful out west. it'll dry out. that'll continue on sunday. look for severe storms through the central plains and on into the southern plains. sunny skies in the northeast and the great lakes. on monday the actual holiday we're looking at conditions in the upper midwest. more strong storms, eastern texas into parts of louisiana. and some showers start to move in to the pacific. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. temperatures t
now. to the 40s in the south. mid 50s but keep cooling as we go through the day today. high around 50 degrees. temperatures dropping through the day. it will be breezy. going into the weekend we have a weather alert day tomorrow expect early snow and ice. we'll see a period of freezing rain. maybe even through the afternoon. temperatures in the 30s. but by sunday we start to see improvements with temperatures back around 40 degrees. >> visit our friends on the weather channel. meredith? >> thank you very much. to lester holt and his candid conversation with president obama. on tuesday he accompanied the president to chicago on his final air force one trip. he joins us. hi, lester. ed. >> good to see you this morning. after the flight we sat down in a restaurant in chicago's high park to talk about his legacy and the deals and promises he made eight years ago.
reverend pinckney funeral. you delivered the eulogy. you went farther in talking about -- i'll read the quote. "maybe we realize the way racial bias can affect us, even when we don't realize it -- >> guarding against the sudden impulse to call johnny back for a job interview but not ja medical school. >> why did you not talk about things in that explicit way before? >> the truth of the matter is, there are going to be times where people will listen and times where they won't. there will be times you got 15 issues and you got to figure out what am i going to be investing the most effort and energy in. where does it make more sense to do the work. >> that was the moment. >> and this was
think the entire country recognized not just the evil that had been perpetrated, but also this amazing response on the part of these people in this church. >> so one of the things we talked about, obviously, the expectations of being the first african-american president. >> does he feel hopeful as he leaves office? >> he feels very hopeful. he said his reservoir of hope is full. he understands the trump administration will likely roll back some of the things he did, but he said we have shown what is possible. it's possible to come up with a health care program and possible to make improvements in the environment. those sorts of things. he takes some satisfaction that history will recognize it was done. it was possible. >> i'm curious what it was like on air force one. his last official trip going home to chicago. what was the mood like? >> i was sitting there with the senior staff and everyone felt fortune to have been part of the administration. there were certainly a lot of no
members of the administration were meeting up in chicago. i believe there was a get together that night. at one point during the flight, the president came back and, you know, said hello to a few folks. it was a very kind of melancholy mood. >> lester showed me, i don't know if he showed you, he took a cool blanket off air force one. >> i almost got away with the cutlery but then it fell out on the tarmac there. [ laughter ] >> you can watch the entire "dateline" special tonight at 10:00/9:00 central tonight on n nbc. neil patrick harris up next. first, this is "today" on nbc. f.
>> yes. he stars in netflix. >> hello, hello, hello, children. i am count olaf. the renowned actor and your new guardian. you're welcome. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. please, come in. might you wipe your feet on the mat so you don't track in any mud. don't forget your enormous fortune. >> kneel patrick harris, good morning. >> good morning. >> congratulations on 65 years. anyove m >> that's impressive. >> we're very proud. we are. meanwhile, you're evil. >> i'm evil! >> you love doing it. >> it's fun. it's base order
children's book l. they made a movie of it in 2003, i think, and now 13 years later we're making the netflix version it allows us more time. it's prosthetic work on my end. >> there's make up involved? >> how dare you! >> i was saying to matt what a surprise it is to see you playing something evil. >> it took about two and a half hours to put on that stuff every morning. 4:30 a.m. call to get there and work for 16 hours. it's not a complaint at all. it was super fun. i like the transformative things. i did head wig on broadway which looked nothing like me. when you play an actor playing yourself it's more subtle. when this is told from the children's point of view, it's fantastic, it's dark. i get to be the villain. there's really no -
just be horrible. >> the villain with many disguises, too. >> yeah. in every book he's a different character in disguise. >> yeah. >> and you hope you're not traditionally evil. but in real life you have a -- >> ting. >> a ting of evil. i've been the subject of practical jokes of yours. >> i see where you're going. bitter about that, are ya? [ laughter ] >> the fun thing about that was the variety show. everyone said you can't fool matt lauer. it's impossible. you can't get him. and if you do, then he'll never let you live it down. i did! [ laughter ] >> so lif you had a nondeplume, what would you be? >> kneneil patrick thunder bolt >> why that? >> i don't know. it sounds like a good
>> wow. i thought it would segue to the children. >> perfect segue. >> how are your kids and your husband david? >> they're fantastic. the kids great! they're in kindergarten. i'll see them this weekend a bit. i sent them off to school today. they're 6. it's a fun age. they have their own sense of humor and relatively self-sufficient. it's not a constant state of reprimand. when they're four and five, your job, in addition to parent, but really you're traffic cop a lot. >> no, no, no, no. >> what did i just say? you feel like you're a bad guy all the time. >> i saw a picture like a ski resort. are they boarding or skiing? >> we were luging. we took a ski lesson, it was re
in new mexico. i want them to ski. but i don't want to be the one teaching them for the reasons i just said. so they took a ski lesson and they liked it and went luging. the executive producer and director and funny and prolific and the reason the show is being made let us stay at his place. he has his own luge course. >> you -- >> i'm sure i do. >> neil patrick thunder bolt. >> yeah! >> he'll be back later this morning with kathie lee and hoda. "series of unfortunate events" appears on netflix today. start "today" the healthy and easy family meal plan that is getting jenna back on track. first this is "today" on nbc. en. first this, is "today" on
wednesday we focussed on craig's vegetarian menu. ick. this morning it's jenna's turn. take a look. >> 2017 is going to be your year. we're going to rebuild you, reboot you, we're going to fix all your food issues. >> i feel like my kids eat super healthy. i really don't care that much about what i eat. which is not great. >> and which, by the way, is very typical for moms. we take care of everybody else. >> i've had a perpetual cold. i'm not putting in great things into my body. i know it is contributing. >> food is powerful and by eating the right foods, we can enhance your energy. we can boost your immune system. we can really have you feeling great. do you ever cook? >> i try to cook. see, look, i have a cough. i'm still sick! no. i'm not a great cook. i cook for my girls, for sure. >> i'm going to give you a cooking lesson. >> you picked out something particularly easy. >> we'll be making
black bean chili in the slow cooker. first, we have beans. i love beans. >> i love beans. they are the magical fruit. >> they are. >> for a number of reasons. >> so now grab the reduced sodiu sodium chicken broth. one bell pepper hatwe the amount of vitamin c. now a skinless boneless chicken breast. set it on low for eight hours. the cool thing about this recipe is there are so many different ways you can serve it up. >> yeah. >> that's why, also, it's important you double it up. cook it once and eat it twice. >> i'm going to cook at home, too. >> good luck, jenna. >> i know she's secretly team jenna. don't tell craig and hoda! >> i'm cooking at home. i'm about a crock pot in 20
chicken. this is for me and the kids. and stirring this up. i'm about to plug it in. that's it. four hours later let's see if the kids like. so far kid approved? one thumb up or two thumbs up? >> one. >> oh, just one. better than none. what do you think? is it good? yummy? [ laughter ] >> they are too cute. >> she did have one thumb up. sort of like you usually have one thumb up. >> i think i'm going to gain two this time. i like what i see. we'll get to that in a second. what is a typical day look like for her? >> every day my girl jenna will be eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two built in snacks. here is the cool part, matt. the entire program and the recipes are online for our viewers at "today."com. if you relate to jenna, if i f th -- they want to lose a few pounds. print it out and join the party.
i find myself in the airport shoving bars all the time. >> it's no fun. >> you had specific goals. be able to plan ahead. immune-boosting foods and maybe throw some interest in there with theme meals. we'll talk about that in a second. >> the theme meals was joy's idea. >> dinner is chaotic. i want to appoint a theme to each night during the week. it will organize and simplify during the week. >> you do theme nights. >> this is a different type of theme. this is the g-rated. >> i knew it was going to somehow go there. thank you for that. >> let's start with monday. meatless monday. >> i'm serving up this week for jenna pasta pest tow. i have a lightened up recipe. for the rest of the family over whole grain. because jenna is looking to cut calories and carbohydrates. >> jenna is the lucky one! >> that's what you told me! i did it over
i love one tweak and the whole family can eat the same thing. you like that? >> you try it yet? >> no. >> it's good. it's very good. okay. >> one out of one for matt. >> tuesday's taco tuesdays. >> so tacos never get old. and what i love about tacos is that everybody makes their own. you put all toppings. we have the vitamin c with the peppers. and the ground beef we have iran which enables your cells to thrive. i love taco tuesday. >> breakfast for dinner wednesdays. why not? and what i say is invite the kids to the table in p.j.s. you amp up the fun factor. >> i'm laughing because joy is like -- doesn't everybody want her as a mom? >> dinner in your pajamas! >> and the berries are the immune booster here. they have anti-ox
>> burger thursdays. the key is to take foods we love and amp up the nutrition. these are oven-roasted sweet potato fries. >> so good. >> and here you don't see it, but i incorporated black beans into the meat for the burger. if you don't want your kids to know the black beans are in there, you can mash them up. >> we love a beans. >> you can leave the visual. fun. and the recipes are on the website. >> these are outrageous! matt likes my food! >> she gets pasta, tacos, hamburger, and pizza! i have a bag of kibble. >> she likes me better! >> i want you to taste the pizza. it's pizza please fridays. you want thin crust. you can order in or you can use frozen. this pizza has a special immune-boosting ingredient. see if you can guess it. guess it. >> oh,my
>> the crust is made of cauliflower. >> you like it? >> i like it. that's delicious! >> i don't think you're going to know. >> it's really, really good. >> you know what they said in the ear? tofu -- is killing himself. >> joy said at the beginning. you're my favorite. we want you to win. >> really? >> i'm rooting for team hoda, team craig, and team jenna. >> good luck. thank you. to download jenna's full 30-day plan. i would avoid the cauliflower pizza. >> no! next week fitness for teams. 65 years of today in 65 seconds. that's coming up. first this is "today" on nbc. fi.
simplify, declutter, unplug, purge, or even quit cold turkey. i raise turkeys without growth-promoting antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. if you're looking for little ways to simplify life, feeling good about what your family eats is a pretty simple place to start. my name is tammy plumlee, and i raise honest, simple turkey for shady brook farms. ♪ as you know, we're we're celebrating "today" at 65. when you're talking about six plus decades, a lot of material to come. >> here is a look at 65 years of the "today" show history in just 65 seconds. ♪ >> here we
whoa! [ applause ] >> how are we going to top the next 65 years? >> i don't know. i really don't. again, our thanks to you. >> thank you. >> thank you for the honor of being here. i had a great time! especially this week. >> we're back with more of "today" on a friday morning. kick off the next 65 years right after these messages and your local news. 8:56 is your time now on this friday, january 13th, 2017. good morning to you. eun yang. we'll get a check on the roads now. >> new problem on the beltway crash and response along the right side. we're seeing a little bit of a slow down there. just stay left to get by that one. northbound 295 before the 11th street bridge crash blocking t
good friday morning. it will be getting cooler today. temperatures in the 40s. maybe the mid 40s by lunchtime. by the afternoon we'll be staying around the mid to upper 40s. high temperature topping around 50 degrees. the numbers are dropping. for saturday we have a weather alert with a wintery mix, icy conditions moving in. temperatures staying in the 30s. >> sheena, get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. we'll see you in 25 minutes for another local news update. have a great day!
♪ good morning on "today's" take. freebie friday. the biggest giveaway ever for our 58th -- 65th anniversary. i'll be in the kitchen for a restaurant-worthy meal you can make this weekend. >> announcer: from nbc this is "today's take." >> good friday morning to you. january 13th. the 13th. >> do you believe? >> kind of. >> both of my girls were born on the 13th. >> on friday? >> i don't think. it's funny
>> today is your lucky day. it's freaky freebie friday. >> that's right. and because it's our 65th anniversary of the today show -- >> we're going crazy. >> we don't want to give it away but we're paying tribute to our 65th anniversary. so if you're in the area -- don't worry. we've got you taken care of at home, too. you're going to share in the bonanza. >> if you're thousands of miles away you won't be able to get here today. it's going to be up and dopandet there. >> it's been pandemonium this week. we're been celebrating our 65th anniversary. >> i never imagine i would be part of something th big. >> in my formative years it was
wildest dreams. >> and al. >> sure. >> i remember being at my grandparents house in midland, texas. they were "today" show fans. it was always on. >> in fact, willard was a big part of the show. like a second dad to me. he was my favorite moment. when he dressed up as carmen -- nobody had seen anything like that. >> yeah. >> the full regalia. >> did he lose a bet? >> he did it for charity. somebody bet him they said if you do it i'll donate $5,000. >> oh, my gosh. >> so he did it. >> and he kicked off a tradition. think of the wacky things we've done in the name of charity to raise money. >> look at that weather map, by the way. >> yeah. that's old school. in fact, we were in studio and it was literally the size of this wall. willard is a big guy. it was almost literally
scale. that's a smaller map, actually. >> was it card board? >> no. it was wooden but it was m magnetic but every morning one of the stage hands would air brush the clouds and rain drops. >> imagine that. >> that's sokul. my favorite moment they asked us last night what is your favorite "today" show moment. it's the first thing that came to my mind. i remember screaming at the tv with joy when it happened. when al and joe biden finally connected in the moment. >> come on! come on! come on! come on! come on! oh! every time i see it. at home millions are people are saying come on, mr. vice president! and here is the best! my heart -- >>
everybody else was saying yes. >> my favorite moment when savannah and meredith when we put together mom jeans. >> oh! oh. okay. >> define favorite. >> in rewatching this and second guessing your thoughts. >> yeah. >> every moment of putting this on. but it was a halloween -- willie is the cabana boy. >> and meredith, too. >> it was so much fun. the jeans. >> i think they were the original snl jeans. look at jennifer running in and out of the shot. to address up just as we wish we -- you know, to wear that outfit, which is what i wish i could wear every day. it was so fun. >> we got your christmas gift early. that's a part of the halloween special with the "today" show. >> this was the original music. >> of what? >> the "today" show. >> they wereak
>> yeah. ♪ >> the show start like this? >> yeah. that's how the show started. >> really? >> yeah. >> what is the idea just to get you -- >> everybody back to sleep? >> yeah. >> you have to remember it was different times. you know, this was probably for a lot of stations the -- their station came on with the "today" show. so they didn't want -- >> yeah. they didn't want -- us. >> yeah. >> one of my favorite books, you know, i'm obsessed with lena orton. there's a book called "stormy weather." and the "today" show is referenced in this book about her after the assassination of martin luther king. it tells the story behind the scenes and how important it was to get on the "today" show to calm america and the importance of when you see these moments, whether it's a book or movie. some type of reference. you do, again, realize the iconic value of the show. >> it's beautiful. >> matt talked about september 11th being one of the days he
and i turned on the "today" show on september 11th. i think a lot of us did. >> we feel blessed and good to be here with you. it's feel good friday. >> that's right. my feel good fry. i have a theme going here. i don't know if you got to see it live. president obama awarding joe biden. the highest civilian honor that can be awarded. and the humbleness of that man. it's awe-inspiring. i think you have to admire joe biden, his decency, his straightforwardness. i just can't say enough. >> to pull it off as a surprise. as in that moment -- >> and you heard him say i don't deserve it. he turned around to get a hanker hi
>> always got a hanker chief. >> that's a solid man there. >> i'm feeling good about the crown on netflix. oh, my gosh. it's so spectacular. have you seen it? >> i start watchediing it. >> most expensive television series. as you can see. $130 million. >> each --? >> that's expensive. i didn't know that. each episode is like a beautiful movie. >> yeah. >> and we are on the last episode, and we've waited weeks because we're like we just don't want it to end. and you realize, really, how powerful queen elizabeth has been and what an important part of our world she's been. she was in her 20s. >> yeah. her story and the big responsibility that was bestow order her and what she sacrificed for her country and her relationship with her sons. it's amazing. how many episodes, thou,
it? >> eight or nine. >> why can't we watch -- >> you can. >> al roker -- >> there are -- there is a limitation what you can download. but any of netflix original programming, you can download on to your computer. you can on you're ipad, iphone -- >> that's a frustration. it's a game-changer. >> you can do it on amazon prime. >> okay. >> those two streaming services. >> what did we do without you? >> many people would like to find out. >> no. >> al knows everything. >> he tells us how to gannett flix, couffee, you're our hero. >> do it again. >> oh, look at al. we love you. >> my feel good friday involve the you and your sister, twin, barbara. your letter to malia and sasha. it just touched my heart yesterday when i saw it and i want to share it for people who
here is jenna talking about it. >> malia and sasha, eight years ago on a cold, november day. we greeted you on the steps of the white house. we saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at the new home. the four of us wandered the majestic halls. when you slid down the banister, just as we had done as 8-year-olds again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious. >> you have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the white house. you have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who have never even met them. >> you stood by as your precious parents were reduced to the headlines. your parents, who put you first and not only showed you, but gave you the world. >> as always, they'll be rooting for you as you begin this next chapter. >> and so will we. >> that was so beautiful. barbara is away -- >> yes. >> traveli abroad. >>
>> but please let her know. my nieces are 17, 7, and 10, and this weekend i want them to see this. i want them to see the extension of kindness and how you can help someone out that you don't know. and it's beautiful. >> oh, thank you! i'm going to cry. >> i know. >> it's feel good friday. >> i'm not invited back. i'm kidding. >> not on that note. >> it's friday the 13th. how superstitious are you? we'll put you to the test with a little freaky friday trivia. don't forget free bee friday coming up as well. (vo) the holidays may be over but if you hurry, you can still get the best deals on the best network. like verizon's best smartphones for only $10 per month. like the samsung galaxy s7. the pixel, phone by google. or the motoz droid. for only $10 per month.
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>> the answer is -- >> every time. every time. >> you people. >> every time. >> it's a snake. >> no snakes were harmed in the filming of this. >> it's not a real snake. >> i had a dream about snakes. last night. i have a fear of snakes. i do. >> most people have a snake fear. >> did you ever see "raiders of the last ark." nictophobia? >> shark things? >> what is it? >> fear of the dark. fear of the dark. all right. okay. aserophobia. >> a fear of accelerating. going fast? >> none of us know. don't jump out. >> hug me. >> what is it? >> what? what? what is it? >> a
>> there's people afraid of it? >> is this a lemoncello shot? >> i don't have a fear. i have mayonnaise in me from yesterday. >> pallet cleanser? >> astrophobia. >> a fear of space? >> astrophobia. >> oh, the rain. >> fear of thunder. astraphobia. a fear of thunder. >> i actually love thunder. >> boom. scary. scary. we're not going to do the interview things. it's funny, our producer has been trying to get the segment -- >> yeah. and i said we're never going to get. it. >> but we have video of our fears. don't we have that? >> what are your fears? >> i'm scared of heights. our producer likes to do things like throw me like this. remember that? >> you almost swore on camera. >> yeah. no. i d
mommy. >> natalie is not scared of anything. >> no. she has like cold water running -- >> the fact is i'm freaking out and the machine wasn't working so they were blow drying it. i was like this sounds like a fantastic idea. >> how do you define your fear? >> i get -- i don't know. i get there. i just don't like heights. i like to hike, for example, i get up there and have suiweaty palms. >> my fear is adult cats. i was recently on vacation and this cat like followed me i was froe frozen in fear. it's only adult cats. >> yep. >> see, i love cats so much. i actually, as a little girl, would only go by my cat name. >> what is that? >> i acted like a cat.
>> i'll have to bring in my favorite cats. >> anyway, let's show you what is going on as far as your weather is concerned. we've got some serious stuff from northern texas to the mid atlantic states. ice storm warnings. 32 million people under some sort of a winter advisory warning. we're seeing the icing starting from oklahoma to southern illinois and indiana. and it's just going to continue as that warm, moist air rides up over the colder air causing icing and big problems. and the biggest problem going to be nebraska, oklahoma, and missouri where we could see upwards of an inch of ice. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods >>well, today high temperatures will be mostly around 40s, mid to upper 50s i think we'll top out around 51 degrees. we'll be cooping throug
temperatures will continue to drop and see sunny skies. tomorrow, however, very different day. a weather alert out for your saturday. we'll see snow, sleet, and freezing rain starting in the morning. possibly lasting through the afternoon. but temperatures will be a lot colder in the 30s and beware of any icy roads out there. hazardous travel tomorrow. so we effectively killed that interview segment, right? >> camera is back. that's your latest weather. we're about to rock the plaza. you've it's the biggest ever on our 65th. and you too can take part in the extravaganza. do not go away. call your neighbors. wake the dog. this is a big day! call your ♪ look at you, saving money on your medicare part d prescriptions. at walgreens we make it easy for you to seize the day by helping you get more out of life and medicare part d. now with zero-dollar copays on select plans...
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the scents you can't forget... from herbal essences, blooming now! ♪ this morning on today food. a new idea for tonight's winner, winner chicken dinner. it uses six ingredients but it will taste like it came from a restaurant. that's because it does. los angeles chef, baker, and cookbook author nancy silverton will show us her oven roasted chicken thighs from her new book "mozza at home." this is what the staff serves and eats. >> well, in the middle of their shift. >> right. it's one of my favorite staff meals. >> oh, my gosh. >> simple, easy, and delicious. >> and you're using my favorite cut of chicken, the thigh. >> you have the thigh. six ingredients. >> six ingredients. >> onion, garlic. t
think ahead. that's the day before to leave your chicken thighs unwrapped in the refrigerator so they dry out. and the end result they'll be crispy. >> neat. >> i borrowed that from the chinese duck. the air-dried duck. >> okay. >> now we move on to the base. >> right. it's a bed of onions. and a little trick for you with my onions. i peel them, cut them in half, in quarters, and then i actually unpeel the layers. it makes it very, very easy to slice them. >> wow. >> so you want these all sliced. >> all sliced. >> okay. >> bottom of a baking dish. right. throw in garlic glocloves. about 20. gather lemons. some rosemary. tuck it in. >> could you use any other herbs? >> yeah. you can use sage. that would be terrific.
i like the rosemary and thyme. these thighs have been seasoned on both sides with salt and pepper. we're going to layer them in. >> i love this. >> delicious. >> really good. it's one of the tricks people don't think about. cooking on top of a vegetable. >> right. it helps it to cook, obviously, not burn but really flavor the chicken from the bottom up. >> and you have something flavorful underneath. >> yep. >> it goes in the oven for how long? >> about, well, 35 minutes. i take the internal temperature, which is about 165 degrees. >> and nice crispy skin. finish it with extra virgin oil. not too much on the skin. you don't want to soften the skin. flakey sea .
>> i pulled the lemons out. i you could leave them in. it's easier to eat. >> okay. >> al. >> sorry. the best part is nifty. you have mushrooms, shallots, vinegar, and -- >> yep. >> and fresh tarragon. easily assembled. i use the brown mushrooms. same family as the white button but a little bit more mature, firmer, more flavorful. take off the stem. we're going to cook them slowly in a little extra virgin oil, salt and pepper until they're brown. i'll add the vinegar, as i have done over here in stages. >> it becomes a little bit of a sup syrup almost. >> yeah. and finishing off with some shallots. not to soften but just to incorporate. >>
>> oh. look at that. >> and into our bowl with fresh tarragon. >> it's delicious. delicious. >> my god, these mushrooms are phenomenal. my goodness. >> thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> you want this recipe and more, go to today.com/food. coming up oscar-award winning actor jk simmons brings a story to the big screen. day." we i will never wash my hair again. i will never never wash my hair again now, i fuel it new pantene doesn't just wash your hair, it fuels it. with the first pro-v nutrient blend, making every... ...strand stronger don't just wash your hair fuel it
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for a change of pace. >> shots. [ gunfire ] >> they're shooting at us. >> going to flank them. >> j.k. is here with the real-life sergeant jeff pugliese. it's such an honor to be in your presence, sergeant. i want to start with you. to watch your life portrayed by this award-winning actor, this great man, how is that for you, knowing what humble being you are? >> you go through life. and you never expect to be portrayed in a movie, you know? and you know, it's kind of surreal to watch him be me on the big screen. >> j.k., i hear jeff had an interesting reaction when he founut
what did you say? by the way, j.k. simmons is going to portray you in the movie? >> j.k. who? >> j.k. rowling. harry potter. >> as soon as you see his face, i knew what he was. >> he is definitely like him. >> i heard that before, you really didn't want to play a living person. play somebody that was, you know, real. what changed your mind? >> well, a combination of pete berg and then, meeting jeff. i had shied away from bio pics and that kind of thing. but pete and mark wahlberg did a nice job with a couple of sto stories. and once pete laid out what jeff went through. and i saw a picture, there's nobody else in hollywood good looking enough to play this guy. >> sergeant, your story, you
and the nation is watching. the town is on lockdown. these two evil people are on the loose. we know what they've done. take us back to that moment in your life. changed everything. >> i was -- what happened is, believe it or not, the watertown police weren't aware that the marathon bombers were out there. we thought we were going after a couple of carjackers, possibly armed. and the first officer that encountered them, joe reynolds, followed them. joel mcclellan got on the radio, saying keep them in sight. don't put on your blue lights until i get close enough. and they turned off of a side street off of a side street. they stopped. walking down the street, shooting at officer reynolds. filling his windshield full of holes. he put his car in reverse, backed up. as sergeant mcclellan came ar t
through the windshield and pairpair barely missed his head. i was off duty. i parked around the corner. i put my vest on. coming around the corner, one of the pipe bombs went off. a couple of the officers, officer reynold and a third officer were in a front yard taking cover and returning fire, as well as sergeant mcclellan. he was returning fire. >> you jumped into -- you did on your off day. >> yeah. >> heroes are made of. >> were you driving his actual van? >> his chrysler minivan. >> shot at his house. he was very generous with not only his time, but he and connie gave us the house for a couple of days. we were trying to make it as real as we could. >> what did you learn about these gentlemen playing this role? >> i learned, thaod
guys like this out there, who have the training and whatever else. whatever that is inside of them to have that courage under fire. >> the movie is phenomenal. thank you so much for joining us. it's by the way, jk simmons playing commissioner gordon in the "justice league of america." we have a picture. commissioner gordon was never this jacked before. >> oh! >> yes. i forgot about that. we talked about it. >> yeah. >> wait, do you still have -- >> i shaved off the beard and the muscles went away. [ laughter ] >> i don't think so! >> look at that. i knew something was different. >> were you playing commissioner gordon or the incredible hulk? >> al has muscle envy. >> we take a look at the martin luther king jr. day holiday
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orphans taken in by their cunning uncle count olaf who is after their fortune. >> we've already made your acquaintance. count olaf. >> why would you bring up a terrifying person? count olaf. just as i was working up the courage to put on my cardigan. >> good thing we have a sea captain to keep us safe. >> he's not a sea captain. >> i'm shocked. >> it's true. >> i'm shocked. good morning to both of you. we're talking about what age we became fans. as an adult for me. your children love the series. >> they do. they are now 25 and 23. i read it to them when they first came out. and as they learned to read, they would read them. it's hard to impress my
say i'm doing a great movie. cool. mom. i told them about this and they're like oh, mom! so cool. >> i'm in now. >> what age, do you think? we loved it. it's a little bit dark. for parents and kids. what age to you suggest? >> i would say 7 years. seven years up. it's actually the 20 something to 30 something. they grew up on it. you can have, like, whatever kind of -- whatever your libation is party. >> al, a few party tips. >> the voice. how do you come up with the voice? it's your voice but -- how do you channel it? >> i like that. he's -- >> yeah. i like th
>> he's like let me see that outfit. >> we had fun in the wardrobe. >> he loves his children and he loved b loved be tris. he's attached and invested. but it's interesting. it's an interesting process. as an actor you want to engage. i'm with everyone constantly but my counter part is the lens. >> do you always smolder when you talk? >> i know. you were saying it like a bedtime story. even for adults. is it permanent? >> when you wake up in the morning is it good morning? >> oh, you can't even hear my morning voice. >> can we hear it? >>
>> okay. >> we're so excited about it. thank you for stopping by. it's friday 13th. >> yeah. >> you know, anybody that embraces it, it's a good luck thing. everybody else -- >> available on netflix today on this good luck day. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. netflix. this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. 9:57 on this friday, january 13th. montgomery county police need help finding this missing mother and her 4-month-old daughter. she was last heard from by her family yesterday afternoon. she may be driving a 2005 dodge caravan with a maryland license plate. now let's get a check of your forecast with sheena. >> hey, aaron. temperatures will be a little bit cooler today than yesterday. we
the area. north of the district. we're in the 40s we're going to keep dropping temperatures. today you expect it to stay dry. cooler and breezy. tomorrow a weather alert day. we expect a wintery mix. it will be an icy mix, too. snow and freezing rain crazying hazardo hazardous travel. next week we're in the 50s by tuesday. >> thank you. we're back with another hour of news and weather on news 4 midday. we hope to see you at 11:00 a.m.
. from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. we made it. it's try day friday, january 13th. that's so close by andrew mcmahon, "in the wilderness." love you, hoda woman. >> love you too. >> it's a great show today because we're going to kick off your weekend. from the stage to tv and film, look at him, he is over there. he is a jack of all trades. actually, he is a neil patrick harris of all trades. >> we were noticing, neil, that you were busy working on a "new york times" crossword puzzle. >> look at me. >> you are a