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good morning. breaking news. former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston. the 92-year-old being monitored after experiencing shortness of breath. resting comfortably this morning. instant backlash. president obama expected to face harsh questioning at his final news conference today about his decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning, the former soldier convicted in one of the largest intelligence leaks in u.s. history. now set to be freed in may. stepping out. president-elect trump pays a visit to the first inaugural event of the week in washington. the city preparing for friday's historic ceremony and a growing group of protesters threatening to shut it all
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and social networking. what's really behind mark zuckerberg's cross country journey to meet americans? could it be part of an early push for, yes, the white house? today, wednesday, january 18th, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. happy to have tamron while savannah continues on maternity leave. >> good to be here. counting down to the new president but many thoughts are with a former president this morning. >> george h.w. bush taken to a houston hospital as a precaution. our affiliate kprc is there. good morning. >> president bush was admitted to
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saturday for shortness of breath. he is responding well to treatment, and his doctors are pleased. >> reporter: former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston after experiencing a shortness of breath. overnight, his office chief of staff saying he is in stable condition and, quote, doing fine. president bush is now 92 years old and needs a wheelchair to get around. his public appearances have become increasingly rare over the last several years. his most recent, 11 days ago, appearing alongside family at a houston texans playoff game. earlier this month, the family spokesperson told nbc news the 41st president and his wife, barbara, now 91, would not be attending friday's inauguration, siting their advanced ages and, quote, all that entails. the couple who celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary also didn't attend president obama's inauguration in 2013. this latest hospital stay marks the fourth in the
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years. he was hospitalized twice in 2014, once with pneumonia and another with breathing difficulties. 2015, he fell down at the family's home in maine, breaking a bone in his neck. two years ago, the oldest living president, not letting age slow him down, celebrating his 90th birthday with a sky dive. >> doctors for the former president are hoping he will be released from the hospital soon. at this point, we don't know exactly when. matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much our thoughts are with the former president. >> president obama holds the final news conference of his presidency today. one thing he's sure to be asked about is his controversial decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning. we told you last week it was something that was being considered. it's happened. andrea mitchell has more for us, good morning. >> good morning. chels maea manning will be freen
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the white house said because her sentence was more severe than that of other leakers. the secrets she disclosed were not that harmful and shown conviction unlike edward snowden. this is a decision opposed by defense secretary ash carter. this morning president obama's decision to release convicted army leaker chels maea manning drawing fire from republicans. house speaker paul ryan calling the move outrageous. john mccain calling it a grave mistake. senator tom cotton, saying we ought not to treat a traitor like a martyr. she was known as bradley at the time of her arrest but announced her transgender identity the day after she was convicted. manning's attorney spoke about it on today. >> the goal is to be comfortable in her
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>> she has twice tried suicide. manning's lawyer, tuesday. >> she wanted to give information to the american public she believed they deserve to know. >> in 2010, then defense secretary robert gates described the leak damage this way. >> is this embarrassing? yes. is it awkward? yes. consequences for u.s. foreign policy? i think fairly modest. >> at her trial, manning apologized for her actions. the audio obtained by nbc's cynthia mcfadden. >> i want to come forward. i want to go forward. i do understand i'll pay a price for my decision and action. >> president obama pardoned james cartwright. the former joint chiefs chairman pleaded guilty about leaks involving a joint u.s. israeli
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nuclear program. appealing for leniency, sanger wrote the suggearticle. he may commute more on thursday. so far no pardon has been offered to david petraeus who pleaded guilty to misleading the fbi about classified materials he shared with his then biographer and mistress. >> thank you very much. we should mention we'll carry president obama's final news conference later today on many of these nbc stations. now to our countdown to the inauguration, two days from now. the president elect made a quick trip to washington last night to attend a preinauguration dinner for diplomats and donors. he made some brief remarks, heaping praise on his cabinet nominees and vice president elect mike pence.
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69% think trump's use of twitter is a baidd idea. 26% said it's a good idea because it allows a president to directly communicate. trump's inaugural committee has identified the two bibles he'll use. one will be the lincoln bible used by president lincoln in 1861 and by president obama for both of his inaugurations. the other will be a bible that trump was given by his mother as a child. our political team is ready to go covering it all. we'll start with peter alexander who is down at trump tower, good morning. >> good morning to you. donald trump is now just 48 hours away from truly running the country. and it may be sinking in. a reporter who met with him late yesterday described the incoming president as unusually subdued saying he was lowering expectations and
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realities of governing. in the nation's capital preinauguration festivities are under way. donald trump celebrated his first event. >> i know how safe this room is. >> his remarks coming hours after he spoke about foreign affairs with a new media company based in d.c. saying i've had a lot of briefings i don't want to say scary because i'll solve the problems. we have big enemies in this country, very big and in some cases strong enemies. trump is taking aim at democrats. pouring fuel on his feud with civil rights icon john lewis. >> he conveniently doesn't remember. how do you forget when you go to inaugurations. you don't forget something like that. >> slamming the georgia congressman saying this will be the first one he won't attend.
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despite skipping george w. bush. >> we didn't attend. >> it's okay because we need seats so badly. >> this morning the list of democratic lawmakers boycotting friday's inauguration is growing. more than 50 saying they won't attend. >> i don't honor him. i don't respect him. and i don't want to be involved with him. >> on capitol hill, democrats are putting trump's cabinet picks in the hot seat. betsy devos grilled for her advocacy for charter schools. >> you've never taught at a k-12 school. >> i've mentored in one. >> saying her heart bleeds forx victims of gun violence she said it should be up to states whether guns are allowed in schools. >> i would imagine there's probably a gun in the
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protect from potential grizzlies. >> last minute inauguration preparations are in full swing. in addition to the supporters taking part in the celebration of the new president, officials are also expecting tens of thousands of anti-trump protesters. at least one group vowing to shut down the inauguration ceremonies and paralyze the city. >> optimistic about our chances of having a very vibrant show on friday. >> the priority for police keeping everyone safe. >> they can be vocal, but once they disrupt an activity law enforcement has to take action. >> president trump has said there will be record numbers of spectators at this friday's inauguration. law enforcement officials tell me they're expecting under a million people. compare that to 2009, where there were 1.8 million in
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trump is praising the harley riding bikers for trump, saying they'll help keep him safe. calling it an additional security layer, saying they're rough. matt and tamron? >> peter alexander, thank you very much. a hearing is beginning today for the president elect's choice for secretary of health and human services. the position is a critical one given the ongoing efforts to repeal president obama's signature healthcare law. hallie jackson is on capitol hill. >> good morning to you. some democrats tried to delay today's hearing because of ethics questions they had. but donald trump's transition team accusing them of basically playing politics. so today, it will be congressman tom price in the hot seat with the war or obamacare intensifying. facing his first congressional checkup today, congressman tom price, the georgia doctor picked to lead the health department and help oversee donald trump's
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price's public exam, hot on the heels of a new report showing what could happen if the affordable care act is repealed without a replacement. the projection 18 million americans could lose insurance after the first year. 32 million americans could lose it after ten years. premiums spiking 20% to 25%. the gop not painting the full picture. paul ryan's office calling it meaningless. the catch, republicans haven't announced a replacement yet or even agreed on what it should look like. donald trump says he's down to the final strokes on that replacement. but don't expect to hear those details today from price. instead, a transition source tells nbc news the congressman's prepared to offer broad principles in line with the president elect campaign pledges. adding price and trump have met twice in the last two weeks. >> going to be very proud of what we put
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>> price almost certain to be asked about a report he invested thousands of dollars in a biomedical company not long before introducing legislation that would benefit it. with the transition team demanding a retraction. and democrats, demanding more information. >> any prosecutor would say i have to look into this. and to have hearings and know the vote before we have the results here that's a huge mistake. >> the trump team says any connection is demonstrably false. noting, a broker conducted trades without any input from price himself. congressman price will have his official confirmation hearing with the senate finance committee next week. today, of course, significant in that it's the first time he's here on the hill as cabinet nominee facing questions from his fellow members of congress. president elect trump has said he wants healthcare for everybody. the big question is how do
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>> thank you very much. now to something new tied to politics. we're calling it today's fact check. trump warned in a tweet car company and others if they want to do business in our country have to start making things here again. >> general motors announced a $1 billion investment in the u.s. and walmart has plans to add 10,000 jobs this year. >> trump followed up those announcements thanking them for starting the big jobs push back to the u.s. how much credit should he be taking? let's bring in ari melber. gm announced a $1 billion investment. 450 jobs coming back from mexico and 5,000 years over the next few years. what's the reality? >> donald trump seems to think they read the tweet. the reality, matt, is that gm has said this is not a
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it's part of a four year efficiency plan which included a larger number, $2.9 billion in investments last year. >> we've seen the power of these tweets. look what happened with boeing when the president elect took on the cost of the new air force one. their stock nose dived. it's happened with other countries. how are the companies preparing for the hostile tweets and are they worried what it does to their stock price? >> they're worried because we see momentary dips although most of that comes up fairly quickly. companies are willing to deal with it as a pr issue. they're reacting or rolling out announcements in order to try to avoid any bad basically twitter attention from donald trump. they have stressed just about except for the carrier deal which involved some state benefits from a state government they have stressed they're not changing their business model. >> let's go back to where we started. if you had to rate the president elect's
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or job preservation over the course of this two month transition how would you rate it. >> very small or non-existent. there's a fantasy football aura to all of this. when companies do thing he's selectively respond to it. these countries have a legal obligation to basically pursue shareholder value. they cannot respond to a politician. even the president. and put some sort of political or pr messaging above the legal obligation they owe to their shareholders to do what they think is best in the long term interests. another point, as you know, many of these companies stress their hiring and investment decisions are months if not years in the making. they are not responses to a couple days of internet attention. >> good to put this all in
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coverage on the inauguration, it starts 7:00 a.m. an update on a story we've been following since early last week. the manhunt is early for mar keith loyd, the man wanted in the shooting of an orlando police officer and his pregnant girlfriend. he was put in the handcuffs of police sergeant debra clayton. he was transferred from the police department to an orlando hospital for injuries he sustained during that arrest. we have brian williams from overseas this morning, a series of three strong earthquakes hit central italy in the span of about an hour. shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year. the strongest of the three had a magnitude of 5.7. there were no immediate reports
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tremors were felt as far away as rome. a busy morning for mr. al roker. tracking two winter storms on both coasts? >> the big one is what's going on out west. let's look and show you. look at this. this video in portland, oregon. that box truck hits a direct hit from the semi. the roads are a mess there. school closings, all kinds of problems. it's going to keep coming. you can see we've already got a lot of activity moving into the pacific northwest. that's today's storm. we have showers on thursday and another big system in the pacific on friday. we have winter weather advisories, freezing rain advisories as well. rain today for the entire west coast. rounds of snow for the higher elevations, friday, the next storm arrives with more rain and snow. risk of flooding continues. look at the rainfall amounts. anywhere from three to five inches. some places as much as eight inches of rain in north western
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oregon. snowfall anywhere from two to five feet in parts of the cascades. especially as you get up into the higher elevations. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning, we're still looking at a patchy dense fog for some areas. in the district less than a quarter mile. it has been fluctuating this morning. south of that less than a mile. many areas have improved this morning. before you head out, keep in
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temperatures are mild, mostly in the mid40s. we'll be in the 50s this afternoon and staying dry. tomorrow we're dry. rain comes on friday in time for the inauguration. weekend looks pretty good, rain on sunday. >> thank you very much. is mark zuckerberg eyeing a possible white house run? >> as for the next president, how did donald trump win over a crucial voting block in the swing state of ohio? we'll have more of our special inauguration week series in trump they trust. first, this is today on nbc as we look at some really cool weather in our nation's capital. n
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7:26 is your time now on this wednesday morning, good morning i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news this morning, please in frederick, maryland are asking for help to find this missing woman. dorothy simms was seen back in november. she was wearing a black hoodie yoga pants and boots. that's all we're being told right now. >> in the district you'll see a lot of changes to get ready for the inauguration on friday. closures are in effect on union station where the main entrance and main hall are closed. several capital bike share stations are shutting down today and parking restrictions around the capital, the white house and the maul ll begin at noon.
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avenue. have a crash in the two right lanes. southbound 270 before shady grove, crash there. southbound 270 at democracy, also a crash there in the left lane. inbound 14th street bridge had an earlier accident that's causing delays there. westbound southeast southwest freeway have a crash there at the left lane. >> we'll take a quick break and check your forecast next.
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good morning, we still have patchy dense fog in some areas. we have been seeing improvement, 47 right now in the district. light wind out there and here's what the visibility looks like. just the south of the district we still have areas under half a mile. we have been seeing some improvements around this morning. expect it for the next few hours. temperatures, though, mostly in the mid40s right now. a milder start to your day. we'll be topping out in the mid to upper 50s in some areas. friday is our next chance of rain for the second half of the day in time for
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over the weekend, temperatures in the 50s. >> thank you, sheena. another local news update in 25 minutes. >> for now, back to the today show after this short break. have a great day.
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♪ freedom if you're just waking up it's 7:30 on a wednesday morning. we get a look at the nice people out on the plaza. >> meanwhile, inside studio 1 a here's a look at what's making headlines. former president george h.w. bush is being monitored at a houston hospital. he was admitted as a precaution after experiencing shortness of breath. sources close to the 92-year-old tell us he's doing well and should be released in a few day. >> the secret service will pay fo former african-american officers a settlement. they accused
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systematic discrimination. president elect trump is back in new york this morning. after a quick trip to washington. he spoke at a black tie dinner to kick off inaugural events to the nearly 450 diplomats in attendance. >> we have great respect for your countries. we have great respect for our world. >> vice president elect mike pence addressed the crowd and vowed to work every day to advance peace and prosperity throughout the world. trump's inauguration still two days away. this morning there's speculation about future races for the white house. here's one, could mark zuckerberg be considering a run for the white house? nbc's joe friyer is near facebook's headquarters in california. >> good morning, matt. it's important to note mark zuckerberg has never expressed any desire to become a
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facebook ceo have sparked speculation. could he run for office? not just any office. but the highest in the land. his standard uniform in almost any setting is a tee shirt and hoodie. some wonder if mark zuckerberg at age 32 could be shifting into a more presidential mode. "vanity fair" recently wrote an article asking will mark zuckerberg be our next president. >> for years i've been hearing rumors about how mark zuckerberg wanted to do more than facebook. what do you do more than just facebook? becoming president maybe? >> in recent months other publications have posed the same question inspired by a few clues. there was the facebook proxy statement that said zuckerberg could serve in government and maintain control of the company. there was the holiday facebook post, wishing followers a merry christmas and happy hanukkah. when one user asked aren't you an atheist. h
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when i questioned things but believe religion is important. the billionaire ceo pledged to visit every state in the u.s. >> it sounds awfully like someone who is exploring a presidential bid. >> zuckerberg has said such travellers will help him with his work with facebook and his family family's organization u becoming president of the united states be a step down for mark zuckerberg? >> we don't believe you have to have a lot of experience to make a big difference. look at me. >> a zuckerberg run may have sounded unimaginable a couple years ago. al the election of donald trump have shattered the norms of presidential politics. >> you need to have money and charisma. we know he has plenty of money he can bank roll but we're not sure if he has the charisma that's necessary to motivate people t
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>> zuckerberg was not available for comment on this, but recently said he's committed to leading facebook over the long term. in 2020, zuckerberg would be 36 years old, just barely old enough to be president. "vanity fair" thinks if he were to run, it would most likely be in 2024. matt and tamron? >> joe fryer, thank you very much. our friends out in las vegas have odds on just about everything. they have odds on mark zuckerberg running for the presidency, 125 to 1 against. >> against him running. put it on a facebook poll. >> put a little money down right now. >> how many likes does he get? >> good point. al is here with a check of the forecast. >> a lot of folks don't like what they're seeing in houston. we've got a lot of heavy rain. houston, we definitely have a problem. rainfall rates right now, about two to three inches per hour. there have been reports in the suburbs of four to five inches, flooding has beenin
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there have been flood warnings going and we'll continue to watch this expanding to the north and east. today, the rain will increase from texas to alabama. we're talking rounds of excessive rain as low pressure develops along a front. rain amounts through friday, three to five inches. there could be locally as much as six inches of rain or more. rest of the country today, rounds of rain in the pacific northwest and northern california. unseasonably mild through the plains. that flood threat is a big problem down through the lower gulf. we're going to get to your forecast -- that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. this morning, we have some areas of patchy dense fog still, but many areas seeing improvement. south of the district in lorton and quantico, half mile or less. that's showing us some areas of dense fog. temperatures not bad at all. milder this morning, mostly the mid40s.
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fredricksburg, 53 degrees. temperatures could be in the upper 50s in some spots. staying dry, rain returns on friday, mostly the second half of the day and again on sunday. >> check the weather anytime with our friends at the weather channel. thank you. just ahead, a guy who was shall we say, very determined to prove his carry on bag was not too big. he's all of us. >> we have all had that thought. first ahead of friday's inauguration, voters who carry donald trump to victory share their advice for his first 100 days. nicole wallace has that right after this. when cold and flu hold you back try theraflu expressmax, now in new caplets. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel.
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trump they trust. it's our special series leading up to friday's inauguration. >> we have been talking to voters who helped donald trump win the white house. nicole wallace is with us. >> donald trump fared better with religious voters than the last three candidates. in no place was that more evident than ohio. talk about life as trump voters? >> hey, if i want something better for our country, call me what you want to. >> just because we have a different viewpoint because we made a different choice politically, doesn't mean we're bad people. >> lake county, ohio, may be just 30 minutes from cleveland. but it's a world away from the big city. home to nearly 200 churches and houses of worship. faith matters here. it's where mormon families like the christiansons teach their children about love and respect. a place that
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obama eight years ago, but this time for donald trump. >> i wasn't inviting a person into my home to raise my kids. i was inviting them to, you know, be our head of state, our leader. >> i first met bobby christianson before the election. we came to lake county to talk to women who were struggling with their choices. >> tell me how you get over the character concerns of trump. >> i don't think you get over it. >> i came to see you right after the access hollywood tape had come out. talk about how you processed, how you accepted his character. >> i talked to my kids about how the behavior was unacceptable. how men should be treating women with respect. i came to terms with it. i'm not inviting him to teach my kids morals, that's my job. we met up with bobby and some of her neighbors at a popular restaurant in time. barbara and rick downing and john goodell voted for donald
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does it play any role? >> only from the perspective i viewed donald trump as a candidate who would protect religious freedoms. >> you're all nodding your head. >> it was a hiuge thing. >> on sundays this place is hopping with the after church crowd. the owner is a syrian immigrant. >> this community they welcome me. i don't have no family over here. >> he moved here 30 years ago. >> our community is a good community. people care about each other. and they don't look at people as far as the color or religion or race. if you're a good person you're welcome to the community. >> that means welcoming all debates at the tables. >> our borders needs to be -- they don't need to be locked down completely tight, but they need to be secure. >> his promise for extreme vetting, you were behind that and behind the wall. do you think we should let anyone in from war torn syria? >> you know, my heart goes out to syrian refugees.
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i mean, it tears me up to see the images that i see on tv and the stories of the little children. i think we all have a heart. we want to reach out to people, we want to give to people. we do a lot of good for the world. but to continue doing that, we have to protect ourselves. >> if you sat here today and give him advice for his first 100 days, what advice would you give president trump? >> be respectful of all you meet. >> stick to your world and follow through on what you said you were going to do. >> he needs to stay humble and listen to the advisors he's putting around him and fully consider what they're saying to him. >> every thought and emotion that comes to the top of his head spills out his mouth. i don't think it's a bad thing. >> i hate to say my expectations for his presidency are low. but i think i'm keeping them low so if he hits a bar i can raise my standards a little bit. neither candidate was great. i got the one in that i thought was better. let's see what he does. >> if there's one thing i could say i would like to see d
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of the name calling. i don't think it really has any place. our country is so divided. we definitely need somebody to lead the way to turn things around. >> do trump voters have a role in making us less divided? >> i would hope every individual that voted for trump extends a love or inclusiveness. if every vote voter could do that -- if you think about how many there are. our country would be much less divided if you'd stop saying who did you vote for? >> interesting that advice for the first 100 days. stay humble but follow through on what you said you want to do. >> every one of them wants to filter his words. it's not democrats, or am media. >> we saw the same thing on twitter. >> i've worked with presidents it's hard to get through to them as an annoying staffer.
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7:56 is your time right now. it's wednesday, january 18th, 2017. good morning i'm eun yang. we want to get right to melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> good morning a couple problems on the beltway. outer loop crash in the left lane. inner loop on the american legi legion a crash. inbound 395, 14th street bridge looking a little bit better than it was because of that earlier accident. and westbound southeast southwest freeway at 7th street, lanes have reopened but major delays. >> we'll check your forecast next, stay with us.
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good morning, we still do have patchy fog around this morning, but most of the area seeing big improvements. temperatures currently in the mid to low 40s, 46 in the district. later on today, temperatures climbing into the 50s. we're dry until friday. our next chance of rain in time for inauguration day mostly in the afternoon. but could move in around noon. >> sheena, thank you. another local news update for you in 25 minutes. but for now back to "the today show" after this short break.
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8:00 on today. coming up, breaking overnight. former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston after the 92-year-old experienced shortness of breath. this as the nation gets set to inaugerate a new president in 48 hours. we've got the latest from houston and washington. then work hard, train harder. >> i'm feeling like you've had too much break, you ready? >> we'll check in with craig on his start today training progress. as celebrity trainer bob harper pushes craig to reach his potential. >> that's awesome. >> what i'm talking about. and ellen in lala
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ellen degeneres says how she was robbed to star opposite ryan gosling. >> it turns out emma stone was not their first choice. >> the two actors who have an on screen chemistry, that i think is wonderful. >> today, wednesday january 18th, 2017. ♪ >> shoutout to our friends and family in franklin, tennessee. >> all the way from coral springs, florida. ♪ >> it's my 30th birthday from spokane, washington. >> 32nd anniversary here at today. >> we're celebrating 60. >> we're back now, 8:00 on this we
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2017. and you know, every once in a while you got to say that mr. roker knows what he's talking about. he was wearing a full coat and hat. he said it's not so nice out there. carson and i -- >> i got this wrong. >> we didn't get it right. >> we grabbed the umbrella for our hair. >> all right. in al we trust from now on. >> coming up, new ways to think about working out, celebrity trainer bob harbor is helping craig reach his start today goals by switching things up. this morning he'll teach you how to do it, too. >> and then we're going to check out the best selling beauty products in america and give you some less expensive alternatives. >> let's get a check of the headlines, here's your news at 8:00. good morning, we begin with a hospitalization of former president george
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i'm in houston where mr. bush has been hospitalized since saturday. this morning our nation's 41st president resting comfortably after experiencing a shortness of breath. overnight his office chief of staff saying he's in stable condition and quote, doing fine. president bush, now 92 years old needs a wheelchair to get around. his public appearances have become increasingly rare over the last several years. his most recent 11 days ago appearing alongside family at a houston texans playoff game. earlier this month the family spokesperson told nbc news the 41st president and his wife, barbara, now 91 would not be attending friday's inauguration citing their advanced age and all that entails. they just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary also did not attend president obama's inauguration in 2013. the latest hospital stay marks the fifth in the past five years. he
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bronchitis and twice more in 2014 with pneumonia and breathing difficulties. and in 2015, he fell at the family's home in kmaine. two years ago the oldest living president, not letting age slow him down. the dare devil in chief celebrating his 90th birthday with a sky dive. doctors here at houston methodist hospital say mr. bush is responding well to treatment. they hope to have him released from the hospital soon. at this point, we don't know exactly when that will be. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. donald trump just two days away from becoming the 45th president of the united states. the inauguration ceremony itself, a source of growing controversy. nbc national correspondent peter alexander, just a couple blocks from us here at trump tower, good morning. >> hey, good morning to you. already donald trump's inauguration is splitting
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in a new interview trump says i'm not really a divisive figure. this morning trump is back here at trump tower in new york after a quick trip to washington to help jumpstart the inaugural festivities. president elect trump joined by vice president elect pence greeting supporters at a kick off in d.c. touting the main celebration ahead. >> they just announced i think we'll have record crowds coming. >> in fact, law enforcement officials are expecting less than a million spectators compared to president obama who had 1.8 million eight years ago. the president elect lashing out at john lewis who is boycotting the inauguration. he's accusing the congressman of lying after he said trump's swearing in would be the first inauguration to miss. >> i think he just grand standed john lewis.
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>> earlier lewis acknowledged he skipped george w. bush's inauguration because of the florida recount controversy. >> we didn't attend it, but president bush is a friend of mine. >> trump is brushing off the boycotters. >> that's okay, we need seats so badly. >> protests already ramping up in the nation's capital. tens of thousands of demonstrators expected this weekend with a significant uptick with requests for permitpermits law enforcement doubling their resources. how do you avoid the clashes where one side is going after the other. >> it's not all about law enforcement. i would encourage every first amendment group and individual to respect each other's rights. >> meanwhile, new fallout from president obama's decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning. the former army intelligent analyst and transgender woman convicted of
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material to wikileaks. her sentence reduced from 35 years to seven. now ending this may. >> she didn't intend to harm anybody. the sentence that she received was much too severe, given all the facts of the case. >> still, republicans are blasting the president's decision. house speaker paul ryan calling it just outrageous. john mccain insisting manning's prison sentence may end in a few months' time but her dishonor will last forever. and this morning donald trump is clearly watching "the today show," responding to an earlier segment here that challenged whether he deserved credit for recei recent corporate job announcements. he said totally biassed nbc news went out of its way to say that the big announcement from ford, gm lockheed and others that jobs are coming back to the u.s. but had nothing to do with trump is more fake news, in caps. ask top ceos for
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says come back because of me. >> we'll have complete coverage of friday's inauguration starting at 7:00 a.m. here on today. meanwhile, up next, why this college basketball coach had no one to shake hands with at the end of the game. >> take a wild guess. who is behind that curtain? we'll announce that stand by. >> bob harper's fitness plan to get craig and our team in better shape in 2017. how many? we're still going. first these messages.
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down in and you're not even sure it's going to fit. here's what happened. one passenger had that issue. tried to stuff his bag into the frame to say this will fit. guess what? it wouldn't. watch this. >> that's impressive. that's impressive. >> all right. it fits. the problem is, can you now get it out. >> oh, no. >> have to put the whole thing in. >> i'm right there with you. it took him a long time to get that out of the frame. the video doesn't show what happened after that. it's not clear whether he was allowed to take that bag on as a carry on. >> are you serious? >> flyers everywhere can identify. >> there is no worse feeling than when you're trying to jam your bag up there. >> it always fits. >> next up this morning, a website elitedaily is putting up on notice, it's come up of a list of things we do every day that ruin people's impression of us. here's a few.
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talking with someone. >> not cool. >> so rude. >> do you do it? have you done it? >> when i'm talking to someone, no. >> there you go. >> not taking responsibility for your actions. >> yeah. >> that's the blame thing. you know, when blame needs to be dished out -- >> you defend yourself. >> are you willing to take blame for things or do you immediately blame others. i'm not pointing at you. >> are you blaming me? >> okay, here's another, not reacting well to a sudden change in plans. we're all pretty flexible because our lives have to change with breaking news -- maybe not you. >> at home i'm not so much. >> me too. >> i'm okay. i can go with the flow most times. but i don't have kids and other people to consider with that. >> you're okay if someone cancels dinner with you at the last minute? >> if it's habitual, now. if it's an emergency i have
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>> anybody seeing -- >> yeah. not for that. >> you just brought it up again. >> did you check your phone? >> what do you almost always see at the end of sporting events? >> handshake. >> it's a great custom. it shows the game's other, we can go back to being civil with one another. take a look at what happened near the end of a college basketball game. a foul leads to a massive brawl among the players. pretty soon, even the coaches need to be restrained. >> that's not good. >> sienna ends up the winner of the game. immediately after the game ends, riders's team and head coach walks off. sienna's coach shakes off the tension there. >> that's funny. >> hey, it's a tradition i'm going through with it. the riders coach said he left the court because he didn't want to risk another fight. >> that's a
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it. >> who is trending this morning at the table? >> who is what? >> trending. sir al roker in the 9:00 a.m. roker tuesday john cena was our special co-host. he taught us special exercises. one of them involved america's most involved weatherman. >> when you get to the advanced stage just add weight. like al roker. >> wow. >> something like this. >> wow. >> this doesn't sound right, by the way. working with dumb bells. >> this is not the first time a hollywood star has started raising roker. that's the new dance. ryan gosling lifted al in 2011. is that the new challenge? we've had the water bottle toss. >> don't do that if you see me onhe
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don't do that. because i do have a taser. >> all right. >> why do you pick up al? >> go. >> i need this back. >> we have a special guest in our studio right now. >> really? >> are you ready? it's the newest wax figure from mad madam toussard. president elect donald trump. >> wow. >> that's good. >> very good. >> this is tradition. each newly elected president gets a wax figure. it took nearly four months to create this. each strand of hair -- >> the hair is good. >> individually. >> the color of the hair and everything is spot on. >> can i tell you? we had him standing by the refrigerator in the storage room believable, it was unbelievable. people were walking by, like what you doing?
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the only thing that would make him more life like is if he were treating. >> i told carson what if he did the stunt where you stood behind your wax figure and suddenly -- that's what al did. suddenly he starts talking. carson's like i'm not ready for that. >> those are our wax figures from our friends there. >> do they touch them up over time? >> you start melting. >> we all change over time. do they touch you up? >> i look like al's brother. >> you're so brown. >> that looks like barack obama. >> all right. let's go to pop start. carson. >> good time for a couple quick ones. lala land is getting major oscar buzz. emma stone wasn't the studio's first choice for lead actress. here's who was. >> when we were casting up the movie part of the appeal to me was you know they're going to be a couple. you can see them and imagine them together. it's like fred and ginger,
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couples. >> two actors who have an on screen chemistry. >> each of them on their own is a phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal actor. to give me a chance to work with both of them, it's a dream come true. >> ellen will reveal all on today's episode on her show. funny stuff there. tyra banks a successful supermodel and business woman has a big crush on another american icon. she wants everybody to know about it. >> matt lauer. when i think of you, i just feel that you born to be on television when i turn on that tv. i see you. and i know you see me. >> what's going on there? >> they showed me this yesterday. i like tyra banks. i don't think i've seen her in ten years. i now ri
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it's also part of some sort of promotional campaign. >> she was -- >> for makeup? >> matte lip stick. >> matt makeup. that got her thinking about another matt. she's posting videos about the matts she likes. >> who could blame her. >> it had me a little nervous. >> sure. >> thank you, yes, i can go back in my day planner. >> mr. roker? >> hey. >> al roker. >> here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> well, temperatures are in the mid40s this morning. 46 degrees in the district. light wind, still patchy fog out there. al but we're seeing improvements with the visibility. most of the area coming in in the mid40s right now and we will be in the 50s later on today. we'll see more peeks of sunshine today. tomorrow a dry day mid 50s. friday, inauguration day,o
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some of it could move in close to noon and more rain as we go into sunday. >> that's your latest weather. mat matt? >> now to start today, live to 100. this morning, craig's new fitness routine. we paired him with bob harper for a month-long wellness challenge. craig is here this morning. you're 18 days into it. you look really good. how are you surviving? >> depends on the day. >> how is today? >> today is a good day. today is. you know, bob you worked out with bob i believe. bob harper, 20 years of experience. no nonsense trainer. when we first met a few weeks ago, i realized my old workout wasn't cutting it. what you're about to see, not pretty. you probably know bob harper, host of the biggest loser and my start today fitness coach. >> what is your objective in this month? >> a jog a fair amount and that's en
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different workouts. >> we'll make sure that you're never going to be bored with the workout you do with me. >> i've seen your work, bob. you're intense. >> i am intense. >> i'm a little nerve. >> nervous is good. >> bob's approach's to fitness is using simple but intense moves to burn fat and build muscle. our workout started out easy enough. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> hold yourself up. >> it only got harder from there. >> i'm already tired. >> look at that. look at that. oh, my gosh that makes me really, really happy. that makes me super happy. >> i'm glad one of us is happy. i feel like i'm out of shape to be honest with you. >> i'm feeling like you've had too much break, you ready? by the end of the month he's going to do this workout again and he's going to be flying through it. >> when i thought we were done, i found out that was only the warm up. it was time
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>> we're going to go from that run right into 30 jumping jacks. ten of those jumping pull outs, ten of those thrusters. we'll do five burpees and hit the calorie row for 15. three, two, one. quickly, hustle. remember, you're running against the clock. >> it was one of the toughest workouts i'd done in a long time. >> chin over the bar every single time. let's go. nine, one more. good. ten thrusters grab the bar and let's go. you're looking good on time, craig. five more. and boom. >> man. it's rough. >> you did a really, really good job. >> take a little break. looking forward to getting back into shape if i don't die first. or pass out. >> hey, i think you're doing really well.
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if you just got to keep the negative vibe down, we were just sensing it, right? >> he's a tough one. that craig, he's a tough one. >> i want to take the producers who cut out a lot of profanity. >> first of all, you're not going to work out this morning -- >> i tweaked my back. overdid it. >> nothing to do with bob. >> no, preexisting. >> you're a little tender. how you going to push through it? >> i'm going to take a couple days off. >> you have 12 days to go. >> i'm going to take two or three days off. >> that's the time to focus on their diet 100%. if you can't work out, you can focus on every single thing you're putting in your piehole. >> there's a different pressure on craig, he's dealing with hoda the destroyer and jenna the barbarian. >> is that her nickname? hoda the destroyer? >> let's take a look at what a typical week looks like for craig. >> this is my favorite piece of equipment, i love this thing. it's a true form treadmill. there's no motor. youa
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itself. once you slow down, it slows down. it's like running in sand. you get on a regular treadmill and it feels like you're cheating. which you are. >> that was the first time i've been introduced to one of those machines. >> i would get him to run for 400 meters. immediately -- >> after the running you go into. >> burpee. >> what is that -- >> whoa, my mike. jump up on the top. >> how many do you do? >> we got him doing about like nine. >> and doing it again? >> i don't like to rest. i want him to go through the circuits and then rest. >> running burpees. >> and pull ups. i don't have him doing a lot of pullups because it's challenging for him. i have him do jumping pull ups. >> when your back's all right. >> the pull ups have always been a challenge. the jumping pull ups are
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get that kind of motion involved. >> and technically how many would you want him to do? >> not too many. i could keep him around, anywhere from like seven to ten. rest for a minute and start the cycle all over again. i keep him moving. as you saw in that taped piece, he was really, really getting pushed cardiovascular wise. >> you used to run a lot. >> yes. >> do you dread this work out as compared to your old running regimen? >> this has been a great way to break up the monotony. all i was doing was running if i wasn't running i would get on the elliptical. this has been good to break it up. >> he said concentrate on your diet, how's the tofu going for you? >> oh. oh. >> look at him. >> yeah. >> before you see meat back in his diet. >> thank you. >> correlation between the amount of tattoos. >> we're going
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tattoo. >> tomorrow we'll check in for jenna's fitness journey. the best beauty products, the products many americans swear by. we've got the lesser expensive version. good morning, it's 8:26 now on this wednesday, january 18th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get a check on the morning commute with melissa mollet. >> hi, aaron. first we have a problem on metro, orange line. new carrollton bound train could be causing delays on the orfg line. inner loop before branch avenue still has a crash in the two right lanes. outer loop approaching 50 pretty jammed there as well. inner loop across the american legion bridge is slow. 66 inbound not so bad there. >> thank you. we'll get a check on your forecast right after this.
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good morning, visibility really improving across the area. quantico though is one spot that's down to zero. that would be dense fog. otherwise, temperatures are right around the mid40s. mild start to your day and we'll be topping out in the 50s. a dry day today. dry tomorrow. rain returns on friday. mostly the second half of the
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aaron? >> thank you. of course you can get the latest news and weather anytime, just open the nbc washington app. we'll see you in 25 minutes.
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♪ good morning, again, everyone. it's 8:30 on this wednesday, the 18th day of january, 2017. got a drizzly start to the day here in new york city. a nice crowd of people. braving the chilly weather. >> there's some extra weird guys behind you. >> wow. >> she means that in a loving way. >> in a loving way. tamron is missing because she's inside surrounded by the best selling beauty products
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america. she'll walk us through the less expensive options. >> james mcavoy is diving into a character with two dozen personalities for his new role. we'll chat with him coming up. >> have you ever called a handyman trying to get repairs done and you think i could have done that. actually i never have. we're going to share some tips for quick fixes that can save you cash. >> get to use a caulking gun. first check of the weather. >> let's see what we got start ing with today. we're looking at flood threat down to the lower gulf coast. rounds of rain and snow in the pacific northwest unseasonbly mild into the plains. that will continue tomorrow. the severe storms will continue to move to the east tomorrow getting into the midmississippi river valley. heavy rain move s into southern california. snow through the mountain ranges there. the plains down to texas. things dry out plenty of sunshine. that's what's going on around the country. herewh
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>> well, a lot of fog clearing this morning. some areas still looking at dense fog. for the most part improving out there. 46 in the district with a light wind and we're seeing a little bit more sunshine right now developing. temperatures in the mid40s for the most part. we will be staying mild through the day today. you don't need the heavy jacket today. just a light one maybe. maybe not even by the afternoon. we're going to stay in the 50s as we go through the weekend. our next chance of rain is friday. mostly around noon. and the second half of the day. that's your latest weather. get the weather anytime you need it. check out our good friends at the weather channel. ms. hall. thank you, sir. now to today's style. this morning it's all about the best-selling beauty products in america. and redbook magazine's editor worked with a group to bring us items that are on everyone's must have list. she
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sellers with the cheaper alternatives. we're going to show what was popular by tracking sales and alternatives for us. >> our best sellers are the prestige brand. those sold in department stores. with our best selling mascara. two face better than sex mascara. >> that's the name of the mascara? better than sex. does it live up to the title? >> you know, i -- i'm going to plead the fifth on that one. for $23 it has an amazing hour glass shape brush. it fans out your lashes for maximum volume length and curl. one of these sells every ten seconds. and eight out of ten women say it is the best mascara they have ever used. our best bargain is cover girl lash
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it has a similar brush to fan out your lashes. it has carbon black pigment, the blackest black. this has regular pigment. it's less rich but amazing. >> next up, lipstick. >> best seller is mac cosmetics $17. one of these sells every second. we have a few shades but it comes in astonishing 219 shades. i'm pretty sure it's the most of any lipstick out there. whatever you're looking for you're perfect nude, red it's in the mix. no matter what the finish is, the color is incredibly rich. it lasts all day long. >> the alternative here. >> best bargain is revlon. $799. 80 shades. it's amazing. incredible color payoff. lasts all day. >> they
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it is such an amazing ranging. all right. talking about dark circles. the best selling concealers is nars. >> why do people love this? >> it's in every makeup artists' kit. they sold 1.5 million tubes in 2016. that's how many people love it. it comes in 16 shades. there's one for every single skin tone. and it goes on like a liquid, which most are too sheer to cover. it has the coverage of a cream. it completely covered dark circles. but no caking. it has light reflecting pigments. >> if that's not in our budget, what did you find? >> our best bargain is maybelline. does not cake and fade. it comes in five shades. if you're trying to cover redness or a pimple and youe
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might want to go with something. >> the darker end of the spectrum it stops high up there. you may not be able to find your color. >> it's a great formula. >> la mer. celebrity favorite. >> it's a celebrity favorite. best selling face cream at prestige. it's $310. that's a lot. however. >> wow. >> so concentrated you only need a little bit to cover your entire face. you don't need to use it every night. you can use it a couple times a week. the job will last you several months. the key ingredients are the miracle broth, it's patented. a month long process of marine ingredients that are fermented to make them highly active to fight wrinkles. so you cannot get that blend in any other cream. >> it's on the more expensive side. what's the alternative here? >> for another great,
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rapid repair night moisturizer. dermtosh dermatologists love this. they just launched a cream version of this, the same retinol technology in a richer cream. and it's a couple dollars more, $24.99. it's nice to have that in a cream version. >> moving on to the hair. >> all right. so last but not least our best selling hair spray is living proof no frizz humidity shield. it's your hair spray and your frizz foitighter in one. it contains an ingredient developed by m.i.t. scientists. >> two baults fottles for me an. >> this is
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bp engineers use underwater robots, so they can keep watch over operations below the sea, even from thousands of feet above. because safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better. we're back at 8:40. for his new movie, james mcavoy didn't take on one role. he took on 23 of them. in "split," he plays a man with a disassociative disorder. some of his personalities are
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>> 9. >> so you're not the guy that took us? >> no. >> you're not the lady? >> what are you, blind? >> you don't know how they think? >> no. they don't -- they don't tell me much. i just ate a hot dog. >> could you help us? >> no. i'm not even supposed to be here. mr. dennis will be back real soon. i can't steal for too long because he'll know and get angry, et cetera. >> this is so incredible. james, good to see you. >> you, too. >> how do you begin to get your arms around all these different characters? there are 23 in this personality, maybe 24. you take on about eight or nine of them. >> yeah, i do. you know, it sounds complicated, and it is. i
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doing it nine times instead of one time and getting paid for it once instead of nine times. >> you don't get paid for every character? >> unfortunately, no. >> you need a new agent. >> i do. well, the director kind of felt that he got taken for a ride by my agent and lawyer. >> that's for another show. >> that's another show. you just have to do a hell of a lot more work. the other thing you have to do is somehow, go from one to another in front of the audience's eyes, as well. >> you were cast fairly late in this procedure. >> yeah. >> you only had about a month to prepare from the time you signed on to do the movie until you started shooting. was that an advantage or disadvantage? >> you know, obstacles are always the inspiration you need for invention, i think. your problem becomes the thing that makes it. if you go at it from that point of view. so time constraint meant i had to be focused and concentrated and get a lot done in a
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i was scared at times because some of the characters didn't come as naturally. some of them came naturally, and i had them down on the first or second read. one of them particularly didn't come -- >> which one? >> the 9-year-old boy. he didn't come about and get good until i was on camera in the first day of shooting. please, make this good. >> hedwig? >> the 9-year-old boy, yeah. >> you also played patricia. >> a kinky nun, i think. >> is it unfair to ask you to give me a little of patricia right now? >> i'm not getting paid the vast sums of money i get paid every money. but, you know -- >> give us a "today" show discou discount. >> if you have a coupon, i'll do it. different things. my shoulders would be myself for dennis. i drop them to get rid of the masculinity for her, changing the
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you changed your voice. it changes the muscles in your throat. changes the shape of your mouth. changes the shape of your eyes. it is all tiny. >> did you get a chance to spend time with people who have this disorder, who deal with multiple personalities? >> i spent time with medical professionals. that was handy to an extent. what i needed was to spend time with people with the disorder. i couldn't find anyone who would sit with me. for the day and day ins and outs, blogging. i found youtube was an incredible tool for people with the id and a platform for them to project themselves positively in the world. >> because of the subject matter dealing with the kidnapping of the three teenage girls, a lot of the movie is disturbing. >> yeah. >> there are also some comedic moments. >> yeah. >> comedic themes, as well. that is important to you. >> completely. i think, you know, i'm very big on, you can
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as a real life topic that is something that is very serious and affects people sometimes in a profound and upsetting way, and you can investigate that with seriousness. that's not to say that if you have a mental health problem, you're not allowed to be in a film that is entertaining and funny. if you've got a mental health problem, you can't be a superhero or supervillain. almost finished another word. last time i was on the show, i swore, and i apologize for that. >> let's role that tape. no, we won't. congratulations. >>en thatnks. >> i cant imagine taking on one role, or 23. "split" opens on friday. up next, how to fix almost anything. the repairs your handyman doesn't want you to know about because you can save a lot of money. first, this is "today" on nbc. >>
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8:47. back with our series, do it right today. this morning, quick and easy fixes you can do around your house, and they will save you some money. >> stephanie sysi is the home e at "real simple" magazine. i'm taking over the bathroom and the sink. >> i'll get in the bathtub. >> we'll tub it out, starting with the sink. >> no shame in calling a pro for repairs. at "real simple," we like to roll up the sleeves and save you some money. >> clogged up sink is not unusual. >> it is a super easy fix you can do with supplies around the house. we stuck a bucket around here. remove the p-trap, the curved portion. >> easy to do? >> easy. put on rubber gloves and loosen the slip nuts. >> have you done this at home? >> i did last gh
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>> okay. >> all you do, loosen these. >> i'll get it. all right. >> we're going to -- >> not dressed for home repairs, are you? >> we the pretend here it is all loose. wiggle that off. the gross part is when you have to stick your hand into the pipe to remove any of the clog in there. >> matt, did you tighten this? what are you doing? whatever. we can do it at home. >> easy to do. >> the segment was longer, i'd fix it. >> simple to put back on. >> i'm having this issue at home so i'll do it today at home. >> you can save $85 doing it on your own versus calling in a pro. >> what if it is making the running water noise? >> check to see if it is the flapper, which is this item here. >> got it. >> you need to push down on the flapper. if you push down and the running water stops, you know the flapper is your issue. >> okay. >> remove it, take it to the store and buy the exact version you had to replace it.
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package directions. make sure there is enough slack in the chain that connects to the flusher. this is flat but there is not a lot of slack. when you push it -- >> i'll snapchat this live today. >> i don't see you doing it. >> in this outfit. >> i'll believe it when i see it. >> go ahead, stephanie. >> re-caulking a bathtub. why is it important? >> the caulk is the water seal between the tub and the tile that surrounds it. you don't want the water getting into the walls -- >> making sophie the giraffe look like nothing if it gets in there. >> exactly. every once in a while, when it is discolored or is loose and peels away, slice through the existing caulk. >> breaking the seal. >> using a tool or a utility knife. clean it with all-purpose cleaner and a sponge. >> put painter's tape down.
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hold this at a 45 degree angle. evenly apply the caulk all the way along that edge. then you want to run your finger across that to create a smooth seal. >> you take the tape off while it is wet. >> so that it doesn't dry on there and you pull it off completely. >> what do we save? >> upwards of $100. >> great. the last one happens to a lot of people. you notice your refrigerator isn't keeping things as cold as it used to. >> one of the issues might be this refrigerator ge eor gasket. close the door on the dollar bill in different points. it stayed put. that means our seal is actually pretty tight. >> try it in different areas, as well. >> if it slips down, that means you need to replace the seal. >> it is connected to the door. >> easy. you pull it off. there is no tools required. just pull it off. get the make and
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kind of fridge. >> right. >> your replacement. it is an easy youtube video to follow. >> ms. do-it-yourselfer is doubting you. >> first of all, how much do we save total? >> around $600 by knowing how to do these four solutions yourself. >> have you done any of these at home? >> i've fiddled with the toilet, yes. i've worked on the slack of the chain. >> now you know three more to help save money. >> check out our website, today.com. watch the video of tamron fixing her toilet at home. posted later today. >> i'll push it down, see if it stops. >> thank you, stephanie. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ think i move but
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al, what about a couple of birthdays? >> i was just thinking, that would be a good idea. let's do it. let's spin the smucker's jar. see who is on them this morning. happy 100th >> edward, 100 years old. he's from del ray beach florida. his secret to longevity is keeping busy. >> happy 100 birthday to claude from pa. he worked as a profe
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blanch of florida celebrating 100 years. worked in the theater business until she was 96 years old. that is terrific. and tony is 100 years old. this st. louis cardinals fan is from vernon hills, illinois. his secret to long life is eating oatmeal every morning. and a happy 102nd birthday to rosy of missouri. if you know someone who is celebrating a birthday, let us know at today.com and include a photo. >> they look like nice people. >> they do. >> how are you going to top john cena squatting you yesterday? >> carrie underwood is going to squat him today. >> that would be something. >> maybe -- >> his beard is spectacular. >> we're having a beard off. >> you have to squat him. >> who is going to say that? >> is carrie underwood here
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>> what? >> carrie's here? >> and curtis stone. it's all big, big, big. >> huge. 8:56 is your time now on this wednesday january 18th, 2017. good morning i'm eun yang. right now we want to check on your morning commute with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> hi, right now silver and orange line we have delays to vienna and wheeling here this morning. eastbound icc after georgia avenue, brand-new report of a crash.
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good morning, a lot of the fog really clearing out. some areas may still be seeing patchy dense fog. for the most part, conditions are improving. 52 degrees already in the district. and today i think we'll get into the mid to upper 50s. we'll see the clouds around but it will be a milder and breezy afternoon. >> like the sound of that. get the latest news and weather anytime in the nbc washington app.
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this this morning on today 's attack. carrie underwood is here. find out what the singing superstar has her designs on now. from parks and rec to 30 rock, our celebrity co-host. chef curtis stone with a one pot pot roast you can make tonight right now. >> from nbc news, this is today's take. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to today for our wednesday morning january 18th, 2017. i'm al with tamron and we are thrilled to have one of our faves as our co-host, mr. nick operman. >> good morning. >> you look soficial. >> thank you, i'm here to deliver some information to the
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>> do you often -- i'm used to you in a puffer coat. you're hands on man, you work with wood, even though you're an actor. >> thank you. >> that sounds so strange. suits, do you normally -- how many times a year do you wear suits? >> heck no. i dislike wearing a suit and it depends entirely on megan to create my ensemble. it's up to me to travel to new york and remember which tie goes with which shirt. it's -- so the mornings involve a lot of tears. >> this worked out well. >> you look beautiful. i guess you look handsome. >> i'll pass your compliment along to my wife. >> is she watching? >> eventually. >> because, of course she's on the west coast. there was some question because you were on another morning program before you got here. so we weren't sure whether you were going to make it on time. so we had a stunt double ready. >> we had another fi
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you have stunt experience. you've done, like -- >> true i do a lot -- i assume it was either hugh jackman or russe russell crowe. >> very close. it's a bearded object. alexa, who is nick offerman? >> nick offerman is an american actor, widely known for this breakout role as ron swanson in parks and recreation in which he received an award for individual achievement and comedy. >> who is nick offerman married to? that may be bad news. >> alexa, get it together. >> okay. alexa who is nick offerman married to?
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>> nick offerman is the spouse of megan mullany. >> it's pronounced mulally like sally. >> i can't skip ahead right now. >> why don't you ask alexa this next question. >> alexa, is nick offerman funny? >> you know, it may be because this is my alexa. alexa, is nick offerman funny? >> sorry, i don't know the answer to your question. >> i've heard that before. >> but you are so funny. >> that's generous, i appreciate it. >> your alexa. >> no matter what alexa says. >> i'm going to try it one more time. alexa, is nick offerman funny? >> hmmm, i'm not sure what you meant by that
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or not. so what you made you decide to accept this co-host opportunity? you're a high celebrity list, you're up there. >> we call that overegging the pudding in my house. which is welcome. it means you're being very generous. it's fun to -- it's a wonderful champagne problem to be in a movie that needs promoting and get to come to new york and mix it up with you professionals. >> you're in the founder which is a terrific movie about ray crock. the founder of mcdonald's. the man who brought the mcdonald's burgers to franchise and the rest ofmer america. >> there's been a lot of buzz. >> michael keaton is astonishing. the combination of michael keaton and the unknown story, the story of how he started mcdonald's is going to
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>> he was a milkshake salesman. >> milkshake machine salesman. >> he met the two of you. >> we play the mcdonald brothers who created mcdonald's and ray crock took the business from them in a way that might surprise you. >> oh, where was -- was it illinois the first mcdonald's? >> no, that's what he would have you think. >> oh. >> the brothers built the first mcdonald's in san bernardino, california. >> really? >> ray crock was in des plains, illinois he created the myth it was his idea and started it in the chicago suburbs and here we are. >> koodo you know who the origi ronald mcdonald was? >> willard scott. >> something tells me it might be willard scott? >> you are correct. >> ding ding ding ding. >>
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ronald mcdonald? >> hmmm, i'm not sure what you meant by that question. >> all right. there you go. >> you are having some discipline problems. >> i don't know. i think maybe because it may not recognize itself because of the beard. >> or she wants union. >> maybe she's in character. because i am ignorant. >> no. >> we're going to have more fun with you. last night you were having fun -- you went to see hamilton with a new cast member. >> that's right. karen killemformally of snl made his debut as king george. the role originated by jonathan groft. >> have you seen hamilton? >> i have not to my great shame. >> it's amazing. >> i can't wait to see it. >> he was terrific in it. he made the role his own. this was from his first -- that was his first time, actually, wearing the outfit.
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it was really fun. >> what did you think? >> he did a terrific job. he made the role his own. which is kind of cool. >> he's hilarious. he's -- a lot of those snl actors are astonishingly nice. he is no exception. you meet them and you expect them to be cocky because they're the funniest people on the planet and then they're incredibly sweet. you're like, now i'm beginning to dislike you. like. >> you want them to be edgy? a jerk? >> i want there to be a crack. >> okay. >> he might be incredibly talented, but -- >> but. >> but he was impolite. >> he had bad posture. >> kept rolling your eyes. how do you judge funny? you're one of the funniest, how do you judge funny? >> if it makes me laugh. i mean. >> that's a start. >> megan and i love to laugh. and you know, sometimes people
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are purely funny and great at comedy. sometimes things are incredibly funny without meaning to be. often clumsy advertising makes us laugh. because when you think how much money was spent on an advertising campaign and you see this commercial for some sort of adult diaper that is taking itself really seriously -- >> which is funny in itself. >> that makes us laugh more than anything. >> i like that. what about like, stunts? i'll show you. you tell me if you think this is funny. yesterday we had a co-host, his name is john cena. >> very familiar. >> awesome guy. >> this is what happened with al roker. this went viral. then he squats al roker. >> what? >> yes. that's not enough. this has happened to al roker believe it or not before. ryan gaosling came out and liftd him a
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why is that always so funny to see al roker being lifted? >> either one of us could have died. >> i've always had the impulse to lift you above my head. i would consider that impolite. >> depending on how you asked. >> i've offered it up as the next challenge. people should just -- >> no, we don't want strangers. >> nick loves the idea. >> no. no. >> raising the roker. >> it's a nationwide fad it will sweep the nation. >> no. no. no. because i don't want it -- like yesterday, i was on the q train. i don't want somebody coming up and -- >> that's fair. that's fair assessment. >> i don't want that. >> i do. you're hyped up about this next thing. >> that's right. oceans eight. the new movie that's going to be like, the female take on oceans 11. >> so the better take? >> yeah. >> exactly. starring anne hathaway, sandra bulk and rihanna. al. >> look at that cast. >> amazing. >> i mean, so now some rumors about all-star cameos,
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kim kardashian and her sister, kendall jenner. the pair spotted leaving the set for a scene that may take place at the met gala. interesting enough, art imitating life. the scene involve as jewelry heist. >> no? >> that's what we hear, which is interesting because kim k was recently held up in a paris hotel room. >> i don't -- i was in an entirely different country at the time. there's been some rumors, but i can put those to rest. >> you had no -- >> i was alone in the woods of british columbia. >> we were worried. >> how do we know you were, you said you were alone? >> i carved some things into a douglas fir tree when it comes i can lead the authorities to. >> do you find yourself tempted to carve your name? >> it's a balance between romance and
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today, nick offerman. we h t c confession. if your fellah needs help redoing his closet we're going to help you out. >> okay. i come from the theater, a closet confession is a different thing in my world. >> yes. >> let's stick with clothing. >> okay. >> we say significant other, spouse whatever. what would you throw away, what would megan throw away? >> that's easy, because that's a very serious practice my closet it entirely curated by her. i'm allowed to keep some shot clothes. if it's distasteful and i wear it to work in, i get to keep it. i have several clothing items i mistakenly purchased trying to emulate some stylishness. this is a cool set of like, crazy shoes. megan is like, what's going on with those shoes.
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and i say i thought they were she says take them to goodwill. >> does debra cast stones against some of your attire? >> the one item i think she would get rid of, i have a pair of denim overalls that i wear. >> she would say no. >> say no but they're comfy a. >> i'm not allowed overalls unless i'm going to the shop. >> that's what i keep saying but i don't have a shop. >> you can only overthwn them i have a shop. >> i have a number of flannel shirts. who are you? you're not paul bunyan. >> who is? >> i do have a blue ox. >> can i play a game with you? >> that's a real closet confession, go ahead, excuse me. >> alexa has the beard on. how long you been growing it out?
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>> 15 -- yeah, since i >> i like you keep it salt, pepper, you don't do the dyeing job. >> i go with what mother nature has dealt me. i want to be cast as a wizard sheriff at some point. >> wow. kind of gandalf kind of thing. we'll show you some famous beards and see if you can name the man -- i hope it's all men -- behind the beards. beard number one. take a look fellahs. >> mr. t. >> that's easy, mr. t. >> come on, abe lincoln. >> dave letterman. >> much bigger than that now. >> santa! >> santa claus. >> come on, guys. beard number five. >> zz top. >> z it's z of zz top.
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>> who is it? >> billy look at that. >> handsome billy givens. those were the hardest beards we could come up with? well. >> i was hoping there would be a trick question where we saw somebody below the waist. i mean, that their beard would be so long that it would -- what did you think? >> how about some inaugural weather? i got something else. last time it snowed on inauguration, john f kennedy they had eight inches in the previous 24 hours. the snowiest, most snow william h. taft march 4th 1909. befores 1937 it was on march 4t. what about wet weather? coming in last time it rained george w. bush january 20th,
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2010. .3 of an inch of rain. and the forecast for friday, 47 degrees. showers mostly cloudy rain developing. about aquat .25 of a rain. tamron has been peppering me. >> poncho or umbrelumbrella. >> well, this morning temperatures are now climbing into the 50s. most areas now in the low 50s. 52 in the district. and we will be climbing to about the mid to possibly upper 50s today. just about mostly cloudy, but peeks of sunshine. mild and breezy through the afternoon. 50s continues thursday. we're dry. friday the rain looks to move in near noon. through the afternoon and weekend we stay mild in the 50s and the rain returns again on sunday. >>that is your latest weather.
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for just $9.99 at lunch, only at applebee's. if you've got burning questions we have answers. we're ready to play one of our favorite games, how bad is it? >> we are about to find out if some of our bad behavior is really bad or not that bad at all. >> and here to quiz us, hgtv magazine's editor in chief sarah peterson. we have to acknowledge that was nick's first copy from the teleprompter. how do you feel? >> i feel good. i'm going to stay in the ring. >> two answers bad or not bad. question number one. how bad is it to wear glasses on top of your head? >> bad. >> bad. >> they stretch them out. >> right. the eye doctors love to say if they're not on your face put them on your case. >> you're not wearing your glasses.
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>> i can't see. >> question number two. mail without shredding it? >> that's bad. >> you're all right. correct correct. bad, got to shred it. anything with your name and address on it shred it. how bad is it to not take a multivitamin every day? to not take it? >> not bad. >> oh, tamron, correct. it's not bad. most people do vitamins. >> i disagree. >> go ahead. >> let's debate. >> i smoke my multivitamin. if i'd -- >> i don't have any information on that. okay. >> i feel bad. >> how bad is it to hang sweaters instead of folding them. >> that's bad. >> really bad. you get the weird bumps. >> our fashionista. >> how bad is it to decline insurance when you book a flight? not bad.
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you have insurance. compare prices, get coverage you want. don't feel like you need to check the box from where you buy your flight. how bad is it to take your dog out in the winter, like today, without a coat on? >> that's bad. my dog never goes out. >> it's not bad. >> my dog is three pounds. >> the little dogs or hairless dogs. your dog will shiver. if your dog is cold, they shiver. more importantly protect their paws from the ice. >> one more. >> how bad is it to keep an open bottle of champagne? >> i've never known an open bottle left over. >> that's the right answer. you open it, it drink it it doesn't stay. >> what happens? it's not bad thing. >> it won't make you ill. but it loses its bubbles. make that mimosa in the morning. >> it's a tie. what does nick get? >> or ever loving -- >> it can't be a tie. >> everybody's a winner. yeah, up next, she is here singing superstar carrie
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what's in your wallet? good morning, it's 9:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. parking restrictions go into effect at noon near the white house, federal triangle and the capital. take a look at this map. the parking restrictions are marked by a green dotted line. you won't be able to park in these areas unless you have a special parking placard. the restrictions will stay in place until monday morning. there is a complete list of restricts areas in our app. we'll have a look at your forecast when we come back.
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stay with us. good morning, temperatures in the 50s now. 52 degrees in the district. the winds are picking up. now at 15 miles per hour. it's going to be a milder breezy day today. we'll see just about mostly cloudy skies. a little bit more in the way of sunshine peeking through. most of the area around 50. some areas in the upper 40s. tomorrow dry, rain moves in friday mostly the second half of the day.
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across the weekend we the 50s with our next rain chance coming on sunday. aaron? >> sheena, thank you. get the latest news and weather anytime.
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all you have to do is open the nbc washington app. it's been over a decade since carrie underwood blew the world away with her amazing voice when she became american id idol championship. >> she has had 25 number one hit song and a mere seven grammys. >> now if that was mere, she has her eighth grammy. also for favorite female country artist and tonight's people's choice award. she's added fashion designer to her resume. good morning. >> good morning. >> off the top, the scarf is beautiful. from your line? >> it is warm and cozy and comfortable. and we try to make pieces that can go with everything.
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so whether i'm going to the gym or works. >> that's pretty. >> what about jumping out of an airplane? >> it would work there, too. >> actually, i was wearing it as we jumped out of an airplane in sydney, australia. >> what are you doing there? what's going on? >> it was kind of a whim thing. i was like, hey let's go sky diving and everybody said okay. we did it. >> was it a bucket list? >> i never -- i think i actually even did an interview like a month ago and they're like would you ever go sky diving and i'm like i don't think so. i'm a liar because i did it. >> was it a tandem jump? >> yeah. and he was so great. he was nice and funny. all the guys were like, cracking jokes. i'm like did you pack the parachute. he's like what parachute. it was great. >> wow. >> nice. >> would you do it again? >> yeah. definitely. >> are you a dare devil? >> no. i tend to play it safe. i think.
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i think every have to do something that's out of character. >> what's going on? >> to prove that i could and did. afterwards it was like, i can't believe we did that. we kept saying the whole rest of the week i can't believe we did that. >> what's next? >> i don't know. you mean as a dare devil or just in life? >> i'm intrigued by this. >> i have no idea. >> we're going bungee jumping. >> let's do it. >> i don't believe you. >> what if we all get naked right now? >> or. >> you're on your own here. >> little different. >> okay. >> little different. >> that's too risky for her. >> it was a whim. >> not that much of a whim. >> she's a fashion designer. she's about putting on the clothes. >> all right then. >> i like clothes. >> i think that scarf would look great on a hairy barrel chested gentleman. >> it looks good on everybody. >> oh. >> what was that? >> but here's -- >> i don't like where this conversation is going. >> i'm looking down.
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>> how about the >> how about those grammies? which is harder talking with nick or performing at the grammys? >> the grammys, any kind of stage like that where it's like, multigenre, awards show. you want to bring your best. we're representing country music. the ones of us who are going to be there. i feel like i just want to do a good job. i want my genre and my fans and i want them to be proud. >> they are proud. we're all proud watching from american idol to now. something we have in common, we're both walking dead fanatics. >> yes. >> megan was on. >> yes. >> jeffrey dean morgan. >> you got a chance to meet him, too. >> it was really awkward. he was at the -- >> he's scary because you think -- >> i know. i know. he was so nice. we're all dressed up at the golden globe and everybody is, you know, doing their thing. he was like, you look very beautiful.
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i was like thank you so much. you look like that's all that could come out of my mouth. and then it was so busy and we had to do a script read through. i kind of ran away. i called to him and then ran away. it was awkward. >> would you do a walk on on walking dead? >> i would. i would. i mean, i don't know what i would do. but -- >> zombie or hero? >> oh, i don't know. i mean, probably zombie because then it would be like a little thing and i could be like, i was there. part of it. >> have you ever gone through special effects makeup? >> i haven't. no. >> super fun, but you do sign up for hours in a chair? >> i do that anyway. >> i don't think so. >> different kind of. >> getting ready for show and stuff like that. there's a lot. >> look who you're talking to. you are a beautiful person. >> thank you. >> then there's actors like me, they call us character actors. and there's actually several
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grams of spackle on my face >> to get me tv ready. >> it looks very natural. >> thank you, appreciate it. >> your eyes say much. >> okay. yeah. >> yeah. uh-huh. >> carrie underwood. >> thank you so much for playing. >> your moma mom. we'll see him at the grammys, look out for him in the audience. >> i sense a restraining order coming up. >> how does a pot roast sound tonight? you up for some food? >> i like pork. >> curtis stone shares his twist to a comfort food. from complimenting carrie to the kitchen. we'll see how he transitioned after this. there are a lot of cooking misconceptions out there, like that one that says olive oil is the only 'heart-healthy' cooking oil. mazola corn oil has significantly more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than olive oil,
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be happy, it's glad. this morning on today's food we have a one pot pot roast with a slow cooker. >> curtis stone is the chef and owner of gwen restaurant and butcher shop in hollywood. curtis, good morning. >> good morning. how you doing, guy? >> great. what are we making today? >> a mexican style pot roast. a tin of tomatoes. easiest thing in the world. chipotle, garlic and oregano. cumin. >> you pronounce it cumin? >> cumin. how do you pronounce it? >> cumin. >> so you blend that up. it's a spicy tomato broth effectively. you get the point. it comes out looking like this. then you start with a big piece of pork shoulder. season it generously. >> right. >> salt and pepper.
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you don't need too much pepper because y same on the other side. it's a big piece of pork. i've taken the bone out. make sure you get -- the good thing about a shoulder it's inexpensive because it's usually tough. a little bit of flour. then into a nice hot pan with a little bit of oil. you throw it in like this, al. >> you're going to brown that off? >> brown that off. once you get a nice crust on it we'll go up the front where i've cheated and done one. you want to get the caramelization until it looks like this guy. >> oh, yeah. >> see how that's beautiful and brown. in the same pan, throw some peppers and some onions. you're going to develop some of the flower. >> got incrunthe crunchy bits. >> pick up your tomato pixtumix all right,i st tt .
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cecoedor mut of your pork in your slow cooker. if you don't have a slow cooker, use a cast iron pan. >> could you braise it in the oven? >> you sure could it could be braise or slow cook situation. throw in potatoes, pop your lid on and turn it on low. you're going to cook it for three to four hours, a good thing because you can come back to it later. when it comes out of your slow cooker, it looks like this. i've got a knife here. the trick is, you don't need it, because you can pull that apart. >> oh. >> oh. >> break it apart. you could carve it. >> why would you. >> you want it to be friends. >> you like slow cooking? it's a perfect time of year. >> you could do it the day before your get together. >> exactly. >> so you can hang out and enjoy your party. >> you sort of get more flavor -- the flavors mingle if you do it that way. i finish it with a little
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cilantro and you can put a dopal of sour cream or -- >> try that? >> you've got tortillas, put it on a bun. curtis stone as usual. i had dinner at gwen a couple weeks ago. >> what do you think? >> spectacular? >> my daughter is a vegetarian. wasn't that night. >> i love that. >> for all of our today food recipes, head to today.com/food. it's the perfect weather for this kind of food. let's see where it is in your neck of the woods. we're looking at rounds of rain in the pacific northwest. we got a flood threat in the gulf coast. western third of the country is heavy rain along the coast, snow inland. severe storms move east through the lower and midmississippi river valley along the eastern seaboard. things looking better. here's what's happening in your
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neck of the woods. >> well, temperatures now 50s. 52 in the district by 11:00 a.m. mid 50s around 54. 2:00 p.m. 56 degrees. later on this afternoon, for the evening commute, 57, dry and breezy. we stay mild in the 50s tomorrow and friday. but friday, is our next chance for rain. could be moving in as early as noon and through the afternoon. we'll be watching that closely for inauguration day. over the weekend temperatures stay mild. rain chance returns again on sunday. >> i wish you could smell it in here. >> do you want to taste it. >> up next from home cook slow food to fast food and the new movie starring nick and b.j. novak. it's called the founder, all about the man behind mcdonald's. bj is here to tell us all about it as well when we come back. >> what do you think could you be a chef? will never wash my ha. i will never never wash my hair again now, i fuel it
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and an unusual taste sensation. remove contacts before using xiidra and wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting them. if you have dry eyes, ask your doctor about xiidra. besides being our co-host today, nick offerman has a new movie coming out with this gentleman, mr. b.j. novak, a successful stand-up comedian, author, writer, producer. a lot of us remember him as ryan howard from the hit nbc series "the office." >> b.j. is taking on a serious
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role in the upcoming biopic, "the michael keetaton launches the mcdonald's empire. >> you have financial troubles. >> mind your own business. >> i'm an admirerer of your establishment. >> thank you. >> i eat at your with a keikan location twice a week. fantastic crowd. >> your point being? >> mr. crock, if you're not making money hand over fist, something is terribly wrong. >> wow. >> b.j. novak, good to see you. >> thank you. >> congratulations on the film. >> thank you. >> now, is this the first time you've been interviewed by one of your co-stars? >> well, let's see what he has to ask. >> welcome to the show, first of all. >> yeah. >> thanks for joining us. >> thank you, nick. great to be here. >> question for b.j.? >> first question would be, did you have to eat a lot of mcdonald's products to prepare for your rothe le in lm? >> you're asking a real question. i admire that. there was none required. it is really the business story
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of t company that started as this hamburger stand, played by the mcdonald's brothers, embodied by the wonderful nick offerman, and michael keaton is ray crock, who kind of steals it, legally, but sort of unethically in ways. it is a cool business story. i did not need to eat the food to get into the spirit of it. >> i didn't think so because your skin looks beautiful. >> and healthy, yeah. >> radiant. >> doesn't look like you've been eating fast food. >> thank you. it takes a lot of work to lookn >> back to the movie, your pllos are important, too. >> it's why i'm here. >> you said the company was legally stolen. >> well -- >> those are the words -- that makes it intriguing. >> that's interesting. it seems it is skirting an ethical line but not necessarily a legal line. it sort of -- >> which is intriguing.
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>> letter of the law as opposed to the spirit of the law. happens. i play the corporate side of the business. nick plays the more homegrown heart of the business. the conflict between the two of those is really what makes a business and what makes a good story. >> fascinating. >> i mean, you don't have many scenes together. >> no scenes. that was in my contract. i said i won't work with -- >> would you see each other on the set? were you kept separate for a reason? >> i never -- it is funny. i actually went to watch them shoot some of their scenes. i never could catch b.j. i'd always, you know -- they'd say, he was over at -- >> i said i done want to see that guy. i wanted to be the only funny guy in my line of sight. nic ju nick just -- >> are you competitive in that way? >> i couldn't compete with that come comedy. i had to focus. >> i thought you couldn't compete with the beard. can you grow like that?
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>> this is after -- i haven't av >> it is not happening. >> once filming was complete though, we can hang out all the time. >> yeah, now we're good friends. >> do you? have you hung out? >> went out for burgers. >> we're heading over to burger king right after this. have you tried the whooper? >> nick, you have to stay on topic. >> sorry. >> i understand, also, you're a children's book author. >> yeah. >> tell us about that. >> i wrote "the book with no pictures," kind of on a whim. >> it is genius. >> thank you, nick. >> it is astonishing. >> it is done really, really well. it's been the best seller list two years straight, 27 languages. my favorite aspect is it is the number one picture book. it is on the picture book list category. the best seller list says, picture book. "the book with no pictures," it is a rebellious, con fufusing
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thing. >> ivy league times." >> b.j. novak, thank you very much. great to see you. >> thanks. >> "the founder" is in theaters this friday. back in a moment.
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first, this is "today" on nbc. we want to thank nick offerman for helping us out today. >> awesome. >> we need a certificate. you passed. >> how was it? >> taxing. >> really? >> like riding a thsled down a mountain? >> you're always chipper. not my natural demeanor. >> seemed happy. >> i had fun. >> good.
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>> well, there is more at 10:00 if you want 9:57 is your time on this wednesday, january 18th. 2017. good morning i'm eun yang. today for the first time virginia will use lethal injection drugs from a secure compounding pharmacy. the state is planning to use those drugs to execute convicted murder ricky gray tonight at 9:00. gray's attorneys objected to the drugs, but yesterday a federal judge refused to halt the execution. the state says the drugs were
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appropriately prepar teststes test tested. >> good morning, temperatures e y t 5 f pt of the ea 53n district. dulles, leesburg, 54. surrounding areas, mostly the upper 40s. for today, 57 degrees. mostly cloudy. mild and also a breezy day today. then we go into tomorrow. it will be dry, 54 degrees into the weekend. we start with the 50s on friday, lasting through the weekend. the rain returns on friday. just in time for inauguration. could move in around noon. >> thank you. coming up on news 4 midday, we'll have more on the closures and restrictions and preparations for friday's inauguration
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