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good morning, backs to the wall. the . good morning. backs to the wall. the president and the democrats dig in. >> how much more american blood must we shed before congress does its job? >> duelling prime time addresses. the president claiming a democrats claiming it'ss politics. >> we don't govern by temper tantrum. >> today the two sides meet again as paychecks for hundreds of thousand dolls are about to stop. snowy weather, bitter cold. a powerful winter storm targeting tens of millions from texas all the way to the northeast. ju ahead, al tells us what to expect. breaking overnight. shakeup. the justice department's number two, rod rosenstein expected to leave, a sudden move by a key
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figure in the doj. what it means for theueller investigation. all that plus etional farewe farewell. a grief-stricken community comes together to say good-bye to 7-year-old jazmine barnes. >> she wasnl noty my daughter and my baby and my angel. she'sll of our daughters. cc hered gunman now charged with murder. one of the country's my iconic stores facing its last hoursda y. slip of the tongue? a tv meteorologist accused of making a racial remark on air. >> what i said was not even a word. it was a sound. >> was it a slip-up or a slur? the ton-air mom that led to his firing today january 9, 2 9 2019. >> announcer: from nbc sws,
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this i"today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning and welcome to it's wednesday morning. late night in washington, but no progress to report. >> it was a big night tonight. our top story. two vastly different takes on th government shutdown. border security and how to end e in his first prime time oval address that the country faces a crisis at the borderl that a w could help fix. the democrats accuse the president of stoking fear and playing up a manufactured crisis toha get he wants. this morning wll fact check the claims on both sides.h we'll start w peter alexander. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to no you. ew concessions from either side. bog digging in their heels. even asop democrats return to the white house today, the president will take his pitch ti capito as well meeting with senate republicans, try to
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prevent support among his own party from eroding. even as the government shutdown drags on, the president's scripted remarks offering nothing new, declaring a growing humanitarian crisi and declaring a barrier at the border is the only way to keep americans safe. president trump in prime time delivering a familiar pitch from a different setting, selling his hard-line immigration plan in his first ever oval office address. >> this is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. >> reporter: now 19 days into a political shutdown, all but ensuring that 800,000 federal workers won't get, paychece president isn't offering a single proposal or idea, instead emphasizing the same dire message about violence and crime that helped propel him to the white house. >> i've held the hands of the
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weeping mothers and t embracedhe grief-strickenfa ers. so sad. so terrible. how much more american blood must we she befor congress es its job. >> reporter: president trump blaming his political opponents for the shutdown. >> the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only, becomes cr border securi. >> reporte ignoring his own words fro last month. >> i am proud to shut down the government for border secur:ty. >> reporlso ignoring that he torpedoed a plan senate democrats and repub initially agreed to that would have kept theen governmt over while green lighting more than a billion dollars for border security, though none of it for a wall. president trump overnight fudging t facts. the border wall. >> at the request of democrats,
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it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall. >> reporter: democrats have peatedliry sift resisted a wall >> every week hundreds are killed by heroin alone, 90% of which floods across fromhe southern border. >> reporter: in fact the dea says the vast majority of drugs come p in through legts of entry which wouldn't be affected by a wall. in his ten-minute address,t presidtrump never mentioned the threat of terrorism, ab boning his argument disputed by fact checkers lintong terrorism he southern border. the president didn't declare a national emergency as he threaten he might do. as for this rallying cryo oh. >> who's going to pay t for wall? who? >> reporter: president trump rebranding that claim.
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>> the wall will also befo paid indirectly by the great new trade deal we have made with mexico. >> reporter: that trade deal still hasn't been paid for by congress and none of it is dlekted any money to the wall. if it passes, it wouldn't take effect until 2020. >> reporter: abouttr president p's strategy to speak to the oval office, hours before giving the address, the president dismissed it as pointless. in an off-the-recotv conference was tked into it by advisers. the times citing two people briefed on the discuss sns the president told the room it's not going change a damn thing, but i'm still doing it. da and savannah. >> peter thank you. moments later democratic lead are responded, blaming him for the shutdown and implored
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him to reopen the government. that sets up new drama with the two comeace-to-face this morning. kristen welker has that part of the story. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the duo dubbedhuck andancy will come to the white house looking for a deal to reopen the governmee. it does c on the heels of making their own remarks to the country last night. like the president, they offered no new ideas, instead making it clear they're still deeply dug in. in a rare joint rebuttal, house speaker nancy pelosi a senate majority leader chuck spoke. >> president trump must stop holding themerican people hostage, stop manufacturing a crisis and must reopen the government. >> reporter: the democratic leaders accuse the president of stoking fear and misrepresenting the facts. >> the symbol of america should be the statue of liberty, not
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30-foot wall. >> reporter: the fact is, some democrats including schumer have voted for border barriers in the past, including the secure fence act of 2006 which authorized a 700-mile fence. democrats blaming the bitter back a forth on the president as the shutdown now enters its 19th day. >> he promised to keep government s months or years, no matteror who ihuttn hurts. that's just plainwrong. >> reporter: even though house democrats were well aware the spending bill they passed would not be taken up by the senator signed by the presint because it included no few funds for the border wall. where do negotiations go frem he president trump will meet with senate republicans today, urging them not to break ranks. >> if we undercut the president, presidencyend of his and the end of our party. >> reporter: later the president will huddle wit congressional leaders of both parties in the
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situation room. democratic leaders getting pressure from many in their own party not to negotiate, including freshman andrea ocasio ancortez. >> i tell you the amount of dysfunction this president is advancing. reporter: to turn up heat on the president,oc demratic leaders indicated they plan to introduce individual bills to try to reopen affected departments. white house officials indicate that's a non-starter, citing the president's demand for border reopens ing before he the government. now to the breaking news we mentioned at the top of the show a big change at the justice department. deputy attorney general rod rosensteinlanning his exit. nbc justice correspondent pete williams joi us wititithhe breaking story. pete, what have youhiearned morning? >> reporter: it will be a profound change, but not a big surprise. he planned to serve about two yetis as the j department's number two
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official. we've bn told he's not being forced out by the white house, that this is his ownte ion, despite the fact he's been a frequent target of criticism from president trump's twitter attacks on the justice department. these officials say he plans to remain on the job until the new attorney general is nfirmed. after pushing out jeff sessions in november, president trump nominated william barr to be attorney general. he'll b at the capitol today ahead of his confirmation dearing. rosenstein conside resigning last fall but decided to stay on the job. >> one of the big questions is what does this mean to robert muelr and theussia investigation? >> if it wubt for that, we wouldn't beut talking a the deputy attorney general. rosenstein has been in that role since jeff sessions has been he cuesed. even with the arrival of matt whitaker, rosenstein has continued top h supervise the
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mueller investigation. if barr is confirmed, and that seems lily, he'll take eefr the role of the mueller investigation. fromve all w heard, it appears that investigation is entering its final stage anyway. barr will play a key role indi de where and how to share it with congress. as for the exact timing for rod rosenstein, he says he wan to help make the transition to his successor a smoote. >> pete williams in washington, thank you. a slip-up by paul manafort's lawyers has revealed new boformation his contacts with a russian during the trump campaign. e in portions of a court filing that were supposed to be secret. while paul manafort was serving as dontrump's campaign chairman, documents was in contact with a man by the name of aconstantine, associate u.s. officials believe iske lto russian intelligence. these documents wereed f by
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manafort's lawyers. some lines were blacked out. but because they could be red by copying and pasting into a new document. the russian has denied having any links to russian te igence. also this morning, al roker is tracking a big storm that could disrupt your weekend plan a talking snow ice and rain for a lot of people al?s >> thaght. first we want to take a look at what's going on in the northeas we have lake-effect snow developing. we have the return fw of air. snowfall amounts from western new york and pennsylvania all the way into northern new england, we could be looking at six to 12 inches of snow. here is the storm we're talking about. by friday it comes out of texas brinrain. ahead of it we see snow eveloping in illinois and missouri as we move into sat, that starts to spread intoohio, parts of
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pennsylvania and new jersey. looking at snow from kansas to new jersey saturday on into sunday. does it make its way into new york? there's this high pressure trying to push the system down to the south. does it? t nk between friday and saturday the more significant snow will be from southern missouri all the way into virginia with lighter snow as you get into the northeast. but if that storm tracks a little further north or the high pressure doesn't build in, we could be moving the up to the north. we're going to continue to track that a little later. guys? >> all right, al. thank yo craigoins the table with a story we've been paying attention to. >> good nemorning. charges have been filed connected to the shooting death of 7-year-old jazmine barnth. e latest at which time coming et the shattered community in houston came tr for the little girl's funeral. nbs ron mott has those details. >> reporter: good morning to you, craig.
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it was anon emo final farewell to 7-year-old jazmine barnes. it came on a day that a man was charged with her murder. still, there are questionsthbout drive-by shooting that remain unanswered. this morning, jazmine's parents still coming to grips with the edath of their second glader. >> god blee and my family with an angel. seen fit to take her back to heaven to be with him, but her job here was done. >> reporter: her father saying her tragic death helped bring thend community country together. >> she wasn't only my daughter and my baby and my gel, she's all of our daughters. >> reporter: the open casket ceremony for the 7-year-old shot and killed while her mother says e and her four daughters were out on an early morning coffee run. the mother choking up, reading a
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letter -- >> i'm t writings from heaven where i'll dwell with god above, wher there are no more tears, pain, sadness, just eternal lovell. > reporter: the service reportedly paid for by basketball great shaquil o'nealnd his friend, a houston police officer. the sheriff also a speaking the funeral. >> her spirit worked on all of us. >> reporter: authoritiesar ng 24-year-old larry woodruff with capital murder, saying he is the gunman who fired into the barnes family car from another vehicle. they say that car was driven b 20-year-old eric black jr. also charged with capital murder both men held without bond. the sheriff promising her short life won't be rgotten. >> i look forward to the day i can truly say rest in peace sweet jazmine, for justice has
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been epdone. >>ter: arraignment expected tomorrow. both men, if convicted, could ce life in prison without patrol or the death penalty. >> such a sadstory. thank you. now to a dramatic rescue in the french alps. take a look at this. a police chopper was called in after the skier hurt his knee. you can see the pilot ming a partial landing. only the chopper's right skid happens to be in contact with the ground. the nose and rotors inches from the snow. to load that ed injured skier in the chopper and fly off to safety. don't you want to watch that about ten more times? >> to have the rotors so close. >> no room for error. >> impressive. >> al, how about thest foreca >> hopefully not a disaste waiting to happen. let's see what we've got. basically both coasts are
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active.en really d weather in between. turning colder in the plains. lake eect windy conditions around the great lakes and into the northeast. another storm system coming int th pacific northwest, into northern california, surf visories up. plenty of sunshine from the southwest right into the midpp mississii river valley. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. > good morning. 4i'm storm teaeteorologist chuck bell. temperatures in the low to mid 40s right now. not all that cold this morning.
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temperatures won't jump up at all during the course of the afternoon. most aas will be back into the0 30s before 5 this afternoon. a gusty northwest wind. maybe a passing flurry or two today as the cold northwest wind comes down off the great lakes. nonetheless, no more than a flurry today. ndy and cold again tomorrow. increasing chances for accumulating snow thursday into sunday. how the shutdown is affecting the fecast coming up. >> thank you, al. could singer r. kelly face possible criminal charges? the new fallout fm that explosive docu-series on the singers alleged abuse. the meteorologist fired after being accused of a using racial slur on air speaking out and fighting back. why he says he's bei unfairly punished. first, this is "today" on nbc. at children's national,
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allergic reactions may occur at or near the application site. the most common side effect is application site pain. ask your doctor about eucrisa. . 7:26 is your time on this wednesday, january 9, 2019. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaronhr git. today a building that housed the district's oldest synagog be moved one block, from third and g streets to third and f streets northwest. that will start at 9: this morning. fairfax county police released this sketch of a man accused of assaulting two little girls. we're toldt happened saturday in annandale. we'll check on your compute with jack taylor in your first four traffic. >> at least theanes are open out of the beltway. at one point we had it stopped. weave a slowdown near branch
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avenue. eastbound i-70 before we get to myersville blocking 70 with a vehicle overturned. 66 going westbound out of business 234, the crash o the left side of the roadway, not a big delay, but the eastbound rubbernecking is big. yok to >> a local high school player sidelined by cancer, but he didn't let that diagnose deter him. >> tonight at 5:00 doreen gentzler takes you inside the lab that made all the difference in one plan's life. we'll take a break. your forecast is up next. stay with us.
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good morning. breezy and chilly this morning. temperatures in the low to mid 40s. this is as warm as we'll be the rest of the day. most areas in the mid 30s by mid to late this afternoon. windy and cold tomorrow. still a high chance for
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accumulang snow saturday afternoon into sunday. chuck, thank you. sanother local new update in about 25 minutes. >> for now, back to the "today" show after this short break. ♪ when was the last time you felt... free. it's time to uncover that feeling again. with the compassion and strength of a name... most accepted by top doctors and specialists. and the power of a card... that opens doors in all fifty states. giving you the freedom to love to dream
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to dance like no one is watching. carefirst blue cross blue shield. live fearless. back now. 7:30, wednesday, january 9th. that's collin oh brady, the american who made history walking across antarctica alone and unassisted. an incredible 54-day journey. he'll join us tomorrow in 1a and tell us all about it in an exclusive interview. >> he lost 40 pounds on the journey as stll. >> f time ever. >> that could be someone's resolution, walk antarcticantar lose 40 pounds. the president using a prime time addresso encourage democrats to fund the u.s. border wall. the president says the country faces a border.
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he offered little in the way of concessions to break the h standoff tha left the government closed for 19 days. in a rebuttal, democrats urged the president to reopen the governnt. >> this is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. >> w without an ineffective, expensive wall and we can welcome legal immigrants and refugees without compromising safety and security. >> the president is expected to meet with congressional leaders of both parties of the white house in the situation room. officials in australia investigating a suspicious s packagt to the u.s. consulate in melbourne. packages were also received at several other diplomatic missions. the u.s. consulate was not evacuated. e are no reports of any injuries. the scare came two days after a ckage containing a suspicious white powder was sent to
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argentina's consulate which tested negative. hyundai unveiling its walking car concept at the consumer electronics sw in vegas on tuesday. it's called elevate. its wheeled robotic legs with climb, walk and crawl. they developed it to assist inc sear and rescue missions in areas struck by earthquakes and other natural disasters. they say don't expect to see it in a showroom asn't been built to a full-size model. in the wake of that explosive documentary series about singer r. kelly, prosecutors in several states are now encouraging potential victims to come forward. n nbional correspondent miguel almaguer has the latest on that. >> craig, good morning. the six-part docu-sees on
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lifetime was shocking, even for those who knew about the allegations for years. alleged victims came forward sharing their stories with the show's producers. nowto prosecu are saying they, too, want to hear from them. >> it shouldn't have happened. >> reporter: this morning, just days after the expsive docu-series "sviving r. kelly" dist obing allegations abuse, thene cook county state att in illinois is urging accusers to share their store stoies wit prosecutors. >> we can't do anythingat r to these allegations without the cooperation of victims and witnesses. that's why i'm here today to encourage anyone who has information to please come forward. ro>> reporter: thecutor says at least two families have shared allegations aboutkelly, but for now they don't have enough evidence to file criminal charges against the multipl grammy-winni singer. >> no matter how demeaning it felt or seen, you hadt to jus always play along with it. >> reporter: i the docu-series,
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accusers of kelly allege sexual, physical and mental abuse, detailing what they call his predatory behavior, including claims of sex with mins and homes full of sex slaves under kelly's control. >> it is a cult. f>> reporter: the parents joyce lynn savage says their daughter has been brainwashed by kelly. they say prosecutors in georgia have reached out tom t about kelly. >> i'm grateful as a father, this means a lot to me. it is not just for me. it's for other parents. >> reporter: while joyce lynn savage denied the claim to tmz, her parents say kelly's manager ngreatened them for goi public, outlined in this police re obtained by nbc news. in 2008, kelly was acquitted of 21 counts of child pornography. unable to be reached for comment, kelly has consistently denied any wrongdoing and has
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never been convicted of any related crimes. hiser accuss now say his time is up. >> it's about being taken seriously and being heard about th abuse that he's doing to women. >> miguel, is there anything prosecutors can do right now with what they do have from the twoav families that come forward? >> reporter: for now there isn't much they can do. for criminal charges to be filed, allegations nldd to be p in court. that's why the state's attorney in cook county is encouraging alleged victims to come forward. >> migue almaguer, thank you. we turn to al roker. you mentioned the shutdown affecting the weather. what do you mean. >> wed dep on data. the noaa, national weather service, nasa gather data. non-essentia operations are ceased. forecast model research and development is done. there was just this year, the beginning of this year, a new
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set oa d points that models use all around the world. e can't input that into our american model because there's nobody to do it. hurricane season preparednessn training is hold. climate reports and data unavailable. right now we have the resources to d, the wo but we're not at our optimum right now. we do know we' got 16 million people affected by wind warnings and wind loadvisories. at the winds that will be popping off today.y new york c gusts. washington 49 miles per hour, cleveland d21-mile-per-hour w gusts. much colder air coming in now. we're going to see temperatus feeling a lot more winter-like. pittsburgh 31, chicago ten degrees below normal of 23. paducah 42. that cold s air tomorroweads to the east from tampa, nashville, milwaukee, pheladelphia, all normal. as we head into the weekend, new york city, friday, 28degrees. 40s in raleigh. tupelo, mississippi in the uppea 40 even dallas into the low 50s. trat's what's going on around
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the co here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good rning. storm team 4 mooelt chuck bell. winds only 13 miles per hour now. they'll increase in the 20 to 30-mile-per-hour range lat today. temperatures in the mid 40s. those temperatures will fall by early this afterno mid and upper 30s by 4:00. so windchills will ben the 20s by 5:00 or 6:00 today. take your warm coat, even if it's not that cold this morning. maybe a passing flurry or two today. increasing chances for more snow over the weekenou >> that's latest weather. >> all right, al. thank yo a tv meteorologist in rochester new york fir after being accused of using a racial slur on air. he's speaking out about what happened. nbc's morgan radford is here with this ory. >> good morning. a lot of controversy becausemy jeappell says this was an honest flub, that he mixeddu wos ng his forecast by simply
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talking too fast. now he's fighting back against those who say otherwise. >> you know it's a nice day -- >> reporter: a typical day at the office g terribly, >> the way it looked at martin luther coop king park. >>eremy kappell in rochester, new york, was trying to pronounce the name of dr. martin luther king jr. when he seemed to utter a racial slur historically used towards black people. kappell says he stumbled i speaking quickly combining king and junior and didn't realize what that sounded like to some. >> two words mashed together incoaiectly. what id was not even a word. a it w sound, and people i believe read into that. >> reporter: nobody addressed the slip-up on air when itha ened friday. after outrage grew online over the weekend, late suny the station fired kappell. >> meteorologist jeremy kappell is no longer with news 10 nbc.
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>> station managooent onlyk action after the station was i shamo doing so by balash on social media. kappell and his wife lisare ased an apology on facebook. >> there was no malice. >> for himle to be c a racist, it's just -- it jus makes me very sad. i was sickened. we teach our children the message of loving others. >> reporter: while critics nline are calling kappell's mistake both racist and willful, he's also receiving a wave of support including a position to get him back on the air. this is ridiculous wrote one twitter us. i'm a bleeding heart liberal, i could see this was a flub. job. you get an even better kappell says he was never given a chance to publicly >>apologiz f course i don't harbor any racist thoughts. they're not thinking through why a guy with almost 20 years in
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this profession who has never been accused of anything like that before, why would i try to slip that in there? i don't get it. >> overnight whec released a statement to nbc news saying in part, since our decision to terminate his employment, this station has been caught in t middle of a vitriolicic pol debate. we believe we've done what is right for our station and our community. >> you know what the tv staon thinks. what do people in the community think about this whole thing? >> it's hard t say where public opinion stands right now. i have to say when i spoke tore last night on the phone, he said, look, where is the ll humanity in this social media reaction which i think raisnt a more perti question. what does the path to redemption look like if and when people make mistakes like this. when i look back at the tape, this exact same flub over the exact same has happened with three other ecen past. two of them got to keep their
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jobs after they issued a public apology. that's what jeremy said he wanted, a chance to issue ali formal p apology. >> anyone who has done this as long as we've done it, on air, you flub. you make mistakes. it would seem as if the guy made a genuine mistake. >> thank you very much. 's an interesting story. cet>inizom devgice that could be a lifesaver for anybody with a peanutle aly. we'll show you how that works. then diet myths debunked. you may never order your dressing on the side again. hallelujah. editoria> comment. he all-star lineup set to honor elvis in one of the most talked-about eves ofis career, 50 years later. do you recognize him? that is young tom costello decked out in sears clothing top to bottom. up next, why this may be the iconic retailer's final day. first, these messages. [indistinct conversation]
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. welcome welcomeback. this morning on "in depth today," uncertainty surrounding the future of two iconic retailers. >> a last-ditch effort undereay to some of the sears and kmart stores. the company's former ceo iso expected submit a plan along with a big deposit today. nbc's tom costello has more on that story. tom, good morning. uh-oh. well, let's roll tos story. >> reporter: down to the wire for one of america's oldest and most iconi retailers. on the line, the last 425 stores and 68,000 jobs at both sears and sears-owned kmart, both struggling to stay alive and relevant in2019. ♪ come see the newest side of sears ♪ >> reporter: for most of its 126
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years, sears was the definitio of relevance. one-stop shopping for everything from tools to appliances, auto parts to clothing. its must-have catalogs offer a kit to assemble your ous at its peak, sears had 3,000 stores thnationwide. sears tower dominated the chicago sideline. >> these wardrobe essentials are on sale through saturday atre sears w america shops for value. >> reporter: it was back-to-school shopping headquarters for moms. that's me, age 11 in colorado, all sears head to toe. check out the pants. pretty snazzy. by t early '90s srs was struggling. then bad financi decisions and online shopping began taking their toll. 't>> i hav shopped at sears in a long time. i used tohop at sears all the time. i'll miss it. i think it did fill a orniche. >> f my parents it's sad, they grewp going to sears.
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>> reporter: sears' last profitable year was in 2010. the company filed for chapter 11 nkruptcy in october. >> what went wrong at sears is they didn't reinvest in their stores, didn't make the merchandise exciting, they ith the times. >> reporter: sears is the latest retailer to struggle. macy's is downsizing, aire's, brook stone, 9 west and walking company a filed for bankruptcy last year. former ceo edd lambert is making one last push to keep alive aunken version of sears. if he doesn't come up with $120 million and a p viablelan by 4:00 p.m. eastern today, sears will likely head for a bankruptcy auction as soon as next week. so this could be the end of a company that dates back to 1886, one of the most iconic brand names in the country. really be loved. but the question really is, when was the last time you shopped at
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sears. back to you. >> still got those shorts? >> reporter: hey, it was either that or tough skins. i opted for the bob hope look. >> looke good. i was going to say, tom, we'll always have your picture. thank you. still ahead this morning, with so many people looking to e'se weight at the start of the year, going to be busting some popular diet myths, includinhy you should be snacking throughout the day. >> i like it. >> but first, these messages.
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7:56 is your time now on this wednesday, january 9, 2019d go morning to you. i'm eun yang. hight now we want to check on your commute w wtop's jack taylor in your first 4 traffic. how is it going out there, jack? >> still big delays leaving andrews headed toward the richie marlboro crash on the shoulder. an accident blocking the right center lane. 70 eastbound was closed before you goto myersville. the right shoulder is getting by. authorities remain on scene. delays for southbound baltimore washington parkway, that crash on t left side of the roadway. back to you. >> jack, thank you. we'll take a break now and check acur forecast when we come stay with us.
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. northwest winds will be on the increase today. so partly to at times mostly cloudy da maybe a passing snow flurry or snow shower. noing to accumulate because the flakes will be flying on by. temperatures will be well into the 40s. however,il it turn windy and colder later in the afternoon. this is the beginning of the rern of winter around here including snow chances over the weekend. >> chuck, thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show after this short break.
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it's 8:00 on "today," lo it's 8ck on today. bitter back and forth. the president pitching his plan for a border wall in his first ever oval office address. >> this is a humanitarian crisis, a cri hs of theeart and a crisis of the soul. >> in a rare joint rebuttal, democratspounce. >> the president has chosenfear fear. we will starthe with t facts. >> how does this en preading a word. a look at the new device that ly save aife by checking if peanuts appear in food. >> we'll put it right into the tester lik that, hit start and it's testing foran s.
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>> does it really work? we'll have the results just ahead. feeling the burn. teaming up for the launch of our get fit today challenge. how you at home can join in with us on the fitness fun. today wednesday, january 9, 2 9 2019. ♪ f >> briends from houston, texas. >> we're the walden family from reno, nevada. >> checking off my bucket list at the "today" show. >> from washington, d.c. >> know io back to you. >> happy 16th birthday to our grandson eli. >> hi, mom and dad in louisiana. >> shout-out to our friends in nashville. >> a shout-out t all the folks on our plaza this morning. al is meeting and greeting. 'll get out and do the same in just a few. if you can't be on our you can still send a video in. >> we love when you guys send your videos in.
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maybe we'll feature it on our program. >> all you have to do is record the short video and say something like, hey, i'm craig from columbia, south carolina, wishing happy fifth birthday to my niece. something like that. you upload it using #mytodplaza. you c see yourself here on the "today" show. >> is it your ece's birthday? >> no. let's get right to the 8:ne. , the president is taking his push for a border wall to a new level. his primeime address and the democratic response appear to offer little hope of ending the standoff or reopening the government. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joins us with the latest. both sides dug in. >> reporter: you're ri no new concessions. little room for optimism even as democrats nancy pelosi and chuck rnhumer return to the white house this afn. the president in the scripted remarks warning of what he called a growi humanitarian and national security crisis and again claiming a barrier at the
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border i only way to keep americans prt trump in prime time delivering a familiar pitch d fm ifferent setting, selling his hard-line immigration plan in his first ever oval office address. >> ts is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. >> reporter: now 19 days into a government shutdown, a political stalemate ensuring 800,000 federal workers won't get paychecks this friday. the president is not offering a single newl propor idea. instead, emphasizing the same dire message about violence and crime that helped ppel him to the white house. >> i've held the hands of the weepin mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. so d,o terrible. how much more american blood must we shed before congress does its job?
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>> president trump blaming his political opponents for the shutdown. >> the federal governmt remains shut down for one reason and o reason only, because democrats will not fund border security a security. >> and f facts. at the request of democr will be a steel barri rather than a concrete wall. >> reporter: democrats have redatedly res a wall regardless of what it's made of. democratic leaders responding forcefully to president trump. a rare joint rebuttal house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer accusing the president of misrepresenting the truth. p president trump must s holding the american peoplest e. >> reporter: even taking aim at the use of the oval office. >> this president just usedhe backdrop of the oval office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administrationll >> reporter:hile refusing
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to give the president any money for his border wall. >> the symbol of america should be the statue of liberty, not a 30-foot wall. >> reporter: the president leds to the border tomorrow this afternoon he'll head to capitol hill to meet with senatn republ last night notably he did not declare a national emergency to go around congress to get that wall built, but that may sti on the table if the stalemate sticks. hoda and savannah. >> peter, thank you. this morning a deepeninger my over the death of an amy special forces veteran who worked as defense contractor in iraq. fatally injur possibly by members of the u.s. military. now officials are trying to gure out what happened. >> this morning an investigation is under way to determine if two u.s. marines and aco navrpsman had a role in the deathf a beret. green the defense contractor for lockheed martin was supporting special operations in iraq. investigations say the
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contract was found inis barracks in irbil with sev head trauma. he died on friday. now ncis is newher a fighterly on year's day led to his death. it follows lt year's murder of green beret logan mel ger in mali. two marines and two navy s.e.a.l.s charged in that hecident. locked martin declining to confirm the identity of the man. they say they were sadned to arn of the death of one of our employees who was fatally injured while supporting the services. a spokesman declined to comment saying ncis does not discuss the details of on going investigations. according to two u.s. officials, the marines and sailor who are
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under investigation have not been detained and remain on duty in iraq. >> how about a little morning bot, shall ? a texas man who came to this country for a better life 2 years ago had to leave his brother behind. here is what happened when the brother surprised him recently inside a houston area diner. >> dad. >> we would show youle the who hug but i went on for three straight minutes. everyone else in the family was crying. one of those moments, 22 years in the making. >> wow. a lot morehead this morning including the all-star ineup taking part in a new tribute to elvis. >> also reports you need to see
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if you or someone you know is allergic to peanuts. reporter: good morning. i'm jeff rossen. so many kids out there with dangerous peanut allergies who have no idea what's in the food they're eating. but now, this tiny edpocket-siz device that says it can detect peanuts in sod. but dt really work? we're trying it out next. i do not. that's the smell of a leather interior that's been broken in to a buttery softness. okay. and this sweet little feature, don't call it a spoiler, cuz it don't spoil a thing. huh. oh! and it's got 9 lemon air fresheners, like driving through a citrus wonderland! okay look, you don't need to sell me. at carmax, they buy all the cars. that's helpful. yes, it is. this is just uh, taped on for show. i know. they'll still buy it.
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americans with a food allergy. >> investigative correspondent jeff rosen is here to show us how itworks. >> good morning. life with a peanut allergy is not easy atall. every piece of food you eat, you're constantly checking food labels. when eating out, you have to ask the waiters are there peanuts in that dish? if your childas the allergy, you have to monitor them non-stop, too. if you don't, it could be deadly. now there's a new device on the market tt says it can test for peanuts in isfood. th could be a huge help to millions of you if it works. this morning we're trying it e out. headlines arefr htening. this 15-year-old girl with a peanut allergy died after accidentally eating a cookie with pee it inte b in it in a friend's house. she didn't see the label h ing under the already open package. but now this new device is designed to avoid mistakes.
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the makers say it can detect peanuts i food. >> reporter: to show you we've come to this bakery in l.a. they'll bake two separate cakes. cake one will be made with peanuts. you won't be able to tell, b theeanuts will be inside the batter. baked er cake won't be with any peanuts at all. we'll see if this pocket-sized sensor can tl which cake is which. let's head to the kitchen. >> the baker gets cracking, whisking and mixing, makinur se to keepat one b far away from the peanuts. the other has them in. after both cakes get frosted and decorated, it's time tori b in the sensor. here we go. these are the two cakes. this one does not have peanuts in it. this one right here does he
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the peanuts in it. we'll follow the instructions. i'm going to cut right into the cake like this. now, i'm going to take a piece of the jknife. yot want a tiny little piece, pea-sized piece and put it into the test capsule like that and then you twist this on like this, make sure it snaps. got it. then we'reoing to put it right into the tester likethat, hit start and it's testing for peanuts. let's see. >> it grinds and mix the food inside the sensor. in a few minutes, there it is, l face which means there are no peanuts in this cake. it worked. now let's see if it can spot the peanuts in the cake with the peanuts. i follow the same exact instructions, putting a sample into the tester andaiting for results. there it is, picture of a
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peanut. it says peanut found. very simple. ife you hav a child with a nut allergy, they can't eat this cake, they can eat this cake. it worked. will it work on pre packaged foods you buy at the grocery store and bring home. >> we brought granola bars, regular chocolate chip over here, there are no peanuts. right over here, we hte peanu butter chocolate chip granola bars. i take a sample of each and run them through the sensor. no peanuts in the no peanut granola bar. peanut found. e senso says it can detect trace amounts of peanuts, like a random raisin in a bowl of trail mix. i run it one more time wit a raisin. can you hear th? bring the boom mic in. you can hear it. it's churning up the race sin. then the results. there it is, peanut found ontl that l raisin in a bowl of
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trail mix. five out of five times the sensor nailed it. crazy. the sensor is a bit pricey, about $290. it comes wit a dozen test capsules. on the website the company that makes the device says it has a 97.6% accuracy rate. talk to the wait staff, read the labeling, don't stop doing that. most importantly always carry an epipen with you if you're lergic to peanuts. this could be an extra layer of protection. >> a lot of parents think that might be a gd solution for that. what you got, mr. roker. >> looking at a storm that will be m its way from texas into the northeast over the weekend. here we go. wet wther from seattle all the way down into los angeles. we've also got lake-effect snow through the northeast of new england. friday.mes the storm on system tracking through texas, bringing snow, developin from illinois into missouri. we're looking for it to continue
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east on saturday. snow from kansas to, new jers and depending on the track of this system, could make its way into thet. northe this high pressure starts to build in. it's bringing in colder, moister air from the atlantic. heavier snow to the north. here is what we're looking at right w. heaviest snow stretching from missouri through southern illinois, indiana, ohio and on into the aptlachians. e have to watch this, becausehit could see storm move up to the north a little bit, heavier snow moves into northeast. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your area. >> those weekend snow chances are real. the real cold airtl hasn't s in yet. these temperatures are as high now as they'll be for the rest of the day. temperatures will fall back into the 30s byhi later afternoon and the winds will increase. you'll need a heavier jacket for later today than you need this morning. cod even have a passing snowshower or two. no accumulating snow today. t agaiperatures falling into
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the 30s by 4:00, 5:00. end snow chance does look a little more significant than it did yesterday. we're watching it for you. >> thaats yourt weather. daly.ld the floor to mr. >> and i accept that yield. now to "pop start." we all love keith uan especially savannah and hoda, and i agree, one of the nicest people you'll. ever take a look at what happened. >> you're one of the nicest guys you've ever met. >> i w saying it's like family here we've been here so many times here. >> we love. i remember the first time we met. i couldn't believe you knew myn . >> really is. incredibly nice. it comes as no surprise that when nicole kidman opened up in "people" magazine about her husband that she fell in love with his sweet nature. she sa8 it was myth birthday and he stood outside with gardenias at 5:00 a.m. on my
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stoop in newyork, that's when i knew he was the man i was going to marry. the latest issue of "people"ay s some even say a ki-sized announcement, some of the music's biggest stars arein gath together to honor the legendary elvis presley. the tribute special hosted by blake shelton. here are a few of the people that should join him, shawn mendez, keith urba ed sheeran, dierks bentley and many more. be marie presley will there. this concert is a tribute to his 68th comeback special which aired here on nbc nearly 50 years to watch elvis' all-star tribute, it's february 17th at 9:00 p.m. hoda, you had a chance sit down with another one of our favorites michael buble. let's take a look at his favorite quote. >> what is a quote you live by.
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>> people will never remember what you said y or wha did, but they'll never forget how you made tm feel. >> that quote is one of my favorites, too. >> do you know w said it? >> do you know who said it? maya angelou. >> no, really? did she have any other quotes. she has so many beautiful quotes. >> he actually shared two quotes. the other one he shared had you laughing so hard. i guess we can't repeat it. >> just watch it online. th i guy his star cal. we had to bleep it out. >> i don't know people know how funny he is. very funny sense of humor. check that out when you go to good stuff thdae, ho do we have time for "daily click?" >> a wedding ring bearer is good for a moment or two. this boy takes adorable to the
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next level. dapper dog, best ring boy of all time. there he is arriving in style,m controlled car right down the aisle. definitely earned himself a trt after that performance. >> incredible. that's good. >> that is your "daly click" today. savannah. ht. now to our on going resolution revolution. there are plenty of pitfalls and excuses. registered dietician jackie london, nutrition director at good housekeeping has something called dressing on t side and other diet myths debunked. you packed a lot in thattitle. congrats on the book. >> thank you. >> let's walk through some of the myths. the fir one is about we have to cut out, we have to have less. >> we're all abo eating more.
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2019 is the year of more. more vegetables,mo more fruit, plant-based protein, more seafood. these are things we're undereating. focusing on eing more of these things can help with bigger change look for whole real food as first ingredient. that's the number way way to make sure you're eating a nutricius diet. choose oranges instead of orange juice. the real soup instead of dried veggie chips. look for the closest to nature as possible. you want thingsike canned tomatoes in a way you can use in sauce, you can use themn soup. things you cane use multi different ways are the best way to make the most out of your grocery shopping experience. >> moving you on. i need a post holiday detox. >> n detox here. we want to chew. we don't want to drink.
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>> a lot of detoxes are >> shakes, tees, not going to get the sensory benefits when you sit down to eat a fantastic, veggie-filled meal. definitely chew. that's number one. be wary of the word proven. any time you see the word proven, anyone doing nutrition research is links. there's nothing we can say definitively is proven. >> a sales pitch, not science. do we fast, do we not east breakfast. >> we try to restrict ear ter in the das propagating of a myth that we have to eat less. if we start with a bigger breakfast, we're likely to burn more energy throughout the day and make betterce ch >> myth three. people say i can't do it. i don't have willpower. ecw do you conquer that?
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>> i call this theds decision tree. drink, snack, sleep. first, rule out biology. a lot of times we're eating when we're actually thirsty. stt with 16 ounces of an unsweetened beverage and then make a decision about whether or not to snack. >> what's a good snack. >> every three to four hours a combo of protein and fiber. an apple with a piece of cheese or that's some nut butter when you're on the go maybe a latte, they can also count. definitely none of us areg gettnough sleep. you can caffeinate if you need to. if it's late at nigh go to bed. >> actually do the sleep. caffeine can help with your too.ite >> exactly. >> myth four, i'm addicted to >> we're not addicted to sugar. it's that sugar isbiitous in our diet. first, number one, skip a sugary beverages, look for unsweetened choices, sparkling water, excellent. >> eat dessert?
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>> make the conscious choice. look for treats you love in about 250 calies or less kind of form. that's going to be chocolate after dinner. think about the fact that we're intend to eat dessert after we've already eaten a meal. if we're eating dessert all day, that's how we e up overconsuming. >> dessert in disguise. >> gu ten free, dairy free can still be loaded with suga i >> this about going out and what you've got to do. >> noreoreing on the side. you wante choices that are nakouri mshing tsatisfying filling, and we want to think about locational ov if you're at a pizza place, you're there to eat the pizza. think about it that way. >> all right, thank you so muchp weciate it. you can find out more about the book at straight ahead, getting warmed up for our "get fittoday" challenge. music sensatione geo ezra here live after a check of your local
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weather. and you, ♪ goodsorning everybody. 8:26 on this wednesday, january 9. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's go to wtop's jack taylor in first 4 traffic. >> a crash on the beltway before marlboro road. a second crash has been moved overo the shoulder. northbound i 97, still have the accident atd hawkins r overpass, blocking the left lane of two. investigation on going with a bigger southbound rubber necker delay. accident activity in myersville, both travel lanes open. it wl take while for the delays to eastav >> we'lle a look at our forecast when we come back. stay with us. molly: my np spends a lot of time
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already. much windier later on in the day today. when the winds increase, temperatures will fall. this is as warm as b we'll the rest of the day. windchills down into the 20s and hi30s by later afternoon.
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glab your warm coat on your way out the door even though you may noting. tynddea n ieet stickss around through tomorrow and weekend snow looks likely. >> get the latest news and weather in the nbc washington app. ey
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h everybody, 8:30 on this wednesday morning. it is a beautiful day. the 9th day of january. happy birthday t any january 9th babies out the. sunny, but kind of chilly here in midtown. >> hi, everybody. >> wait a minute. i love this coat. omg. >> i've beenaing for an opportunity. i love it. >> we like the crowd moment.
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susan. ohsa it's your 55th birthday. >> yes, sir. >> happybirthday. >> thank you so much. >> and your hband david, behind every great woman. >> absolutely. couldn't do it without him. >> having a great birthday? >> yes, sir, best. >> you part of the furlough. >> absolutely. >> came down here and made the most of it. we hope you g back to work soon. happy birthday, susan. >> that'snice. jenna and dylan are here for the start ofur "get fit today" challenge. this is happening, folks. we're going to divide io teams for a friendly competition -- i didn't know it was a competition. we're going to get in shape and hope it inspireeverybody. maybe you'll come along with us. >> i thought we were a wearing sweat pants. i underdressed today. >> we don't know what the teams are. we'll revea all the teams. sonny and i are a team.
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>> 25-year-d singer songwriter known for his big -- deep baritone voice, george ezra from the uk. he's going to perform for us a special performance in just a little bit. also in a little bit. megan boone, sta of "the blacklist" is going to stop by to talk about that show's latest twists and tomnsg back for its 6th season. former reality show chad dean showing off a remarkable transformation since the show "my 600 pound life." he's dropped more than 400 pounds and kept the weight off. we'll check in with him. ker. a check of the weather? >> lake effect, windy conditions around our great lakes. rain and windy conditions from the pacific northwest down into central ghlifornia. surf advisories in southern california. they continue tomorrow. snowshowers throughestern plains. the lake-effect snow continues through the great lakes especially lake erie and lake
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tario. sunshine for the upper mississippi river valley down into texas. around hat's going on the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, everybody. those lake-effect snowrs strea are crossing across a big piece of southwestern pennsylvania w our skiesl go from partly to mostly cloudy. breezy to windy later on. could be a passing snow flurry or snowshower. nothing going to stick to the undergo. temperatures are above freezing for the remainder of the daylight hours. cooling down quickly later this afternoon. windchills in the 20s. a tomorrow windy cold with highs only in the 30s tomorrow. cold weather and snow chances into the weekend. >> our crowdst demonting one way to keep warm on the p ozala today" challenge. craig. >> that's pressive, mr. roker. that's right, sir. keeping warm and getting fi we're limbering up as well for he launch of our big fus.
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first, this is "today" on nbc. ct
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welcome back. welcome back. we're kicking off a brand new series "get fit today," talking about our resolution revolution all month. imw it's for us to break a sweat, feel the burn. expert f men's health and women's health magazines will put us to work over the next ten weeks.y joinedheir editors in rdief, ric dormant. >> i'm in the middle of physicaf therapy a bum back so i'm going to bow out. i'll hp waus us through the whole thing. what's in store over the next n weeks. >> we have such an exciting program. we've divided the anchors into three different teams. each has aoal they'll be working toward over the course of ten weeks. it's going to a lot of fun. >> regardless of what they're
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doing, they'll be using muscles ey didn't know they had, pushing themselves in ways they didn't know they were capable of and sweating a lot. >> let's meet our fir team. on out, anchor team number one. >> yeah! >> whoo,whoo, whoo, whoo. >> let's goad a and check out what these guys wanted to get done in the new year. have a lk. >> hoda and i are going to bike -- >> 1,000 miles. >> how far is that? from where to where? from new york to -- >> to iowa, let's say, i think. calvesfi on . >> what i like about biking is you sit. it's comfy. >> i only like exercise where there's music involved so it drowns out the hyperventilation. i like loud cranked up bec feel like you can get lost in the music, you can have a ball.
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you're drenched and you don't realize it. i think what we should also do as we or doing this ride, you and i come up with the most awesome playlist. >> what do you say we put the peddle to the metal. >> what's so cool about al and hoda. they already have a workout they click with. the point the next ten weeks, we'll be taking it up a notch. we'll add cross training to support the muscles you're using. >> nobody told us about that. >> strengthaining, yoga. it will make you a stronger cyclists. >> experts said we should ride 500 miles and al said1,000. he doubled it. >> you took it up a notch. >> that's aspiring. good luck. let's meet anchor team number two. here they come. we're already up.
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>> dancing into the new year. >> we are ready to dance. >> let's take a looke at the t and see what these two wanted to reach fitnesswise. >> for me it's to exercise a all. i have been sitting on my rear end for mohs. >> the thing is, savannah and i e workout buddies, but over the last year it's completely fall off. a lot of moms can relate. if we have a chance of hanging out with our kids together and maybe having a drink, we sometimes choose that. but if we go ahead and put into ace a calendar date to work out a couple times a week, we'll make it happen. >> we thought about running for cardio. then we lked at the forecast. it's really cold right now. >> we're going toance for 45 minutes. it's not going to be pretty. >> some of useel we're good dancers, especially if we've had cocktails. >> some of us are a mom dancer. >> i'm not somebody that can go to the gym and doreps. this seems like fun.
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>> i think it will help us get more steps oin, but als help us with our confidence. >> it's really good for your brain health, too. >> we're into it, and we're dance moms. >> it would be a good party trick. >>daou ready to e? >> i'm ready to dance. t dance moms usa. >> so far big money is on hoda and al. >> comeon. >> that is so mean. >> it's going to be a pub crawl. >> liz, what is the program for these two? >> i love we chose dance cardio because it's the workout that doesn't feel like a workout. you have so much fun, but using all your muscs, burning tons of calories, sweating, listening to loud music, with add it's going to be great. at the end of the ten weeks, we'll be couing on your fit bit versa how many steps you took. here is the big whammy, you will be performing a routine at the conclusion of thi challenge
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showing how amazing you've become. >> we'll be performing right here? >> y we'll teach guys. >> i like that. >> this is going to be like dancing in thebars. let's meet our third and final anchor team. come on out. there they are. >> oh! >> nice entrance. >> tough competition. guys, welcome to it. let's tak a look at the tape and see what some of your fitness goals were of >> our goal is to increase our core strength and flexibility because dylan can't touch her tows. >> i can' touch my towtoes. can you? >> i think so. >> i hit 40 this year. i read in some article, that's onehing that's supposed to help keep you younger. >> i have a terrible back. i have really bad scoliosis. i feel like if my core were
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stronger, that would help support my back. i can't tell you the last time i anked. >> we're expecting to feel like ouwinners. >>eady to get fit today? >> core strength and flexibility,rich, these are two things that go hand in hand. >> being strong is not just carrying biceps or people in or you back. your body needs strength all day every day, to protect yourself from injury and also push you to do all the things you want to do. you don't just get it by lifting weights, you can do it with things maybe you've never tried before like pilates or yoga to push you. m,'ll be doing that over this ten-week progra timing your planks over the course of the program toee howour core strength is developing. we're also going to be testing your fouxibility throu the program. i'm pretty sure at the end of it you'll feel looser, more
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limber. >> when you walk into the gym, you see lots of different o versio planks. >> you want a nice flat plank. >> do we have dylan planking? >> that looks good. >> that's a great plank. >> ten out of ten. >> using the glute there. >> how long can you hold that? >>an is already fit. she did it for a minute and 20 seconds. >> my goal is to double it by the en >> i just want to beat craig. i've turned thisnto a competition. >> versus each other? >> have you everanked? >> i'm not a biges pilat guy. >> i've never done pilates or youg ga or any of that. >> have you ever eaten salmon on a plank? it's delicious. another thi for the people at home.
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we want you involved as well. the buddy part of this, why is that important? huge.s so having a workout buddy makes you accountable. there's tons of research on this. people say if they had somebody to meet for a workout, they're 80% mor s likely tock with it. some studies have reported you're a third more lose weight on your program. not that that's the goal, but's nice side benefit. >> you guys ready to get to work? >> we want you to join all the weekly workout plans. pick a team that's in light with your fitness goals, tweet us. use #getfittoday. guys, good luck. liz and rich, you've got your work cut out. thanks s much. > up next, some music to get you moving from george ezra who is in t building. " first, this isday" on nbc.
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the cityer >> annou the city concert series on today is proudly presented to you by citi. >> george ezra is one of the re right rtists out t now, touring the world in support of hismo sop album. >> plus he hosts his own podcasn feat in depth conversations with other famous musicians. george, welcome. we've heard a lot about you. there have been some comparisons to ed shee tn. you wereling me that you were singing like a 14-year-old kid in the house like it was a nothi eothing. when did you dec this is what you wanted to do? >> it was sometng i always loved doing, so you don't question it. all of a sudden two people turnednto ten, and it grows. >> did you think you were good when you ere little, were young? >> again, i don't think i questioned that. i enjoyed tit. >> album title, quite literallyou wrote the album while you were sitting with a
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friend. >> she is now a friend. i went to bcelona for amonth. instead of staying in a hotel, i found a stranger on the internet renting out a spare bed. t i wrotet and my host was this girl. she worked monday to fray. so i didn't see much of her. i just explored the city. >> whathi did she of the thing being named after her. >> i didn't run it by her. i didn't want to scare her. >> what are you going sing for us today. we are goi to perform a song called shotgun. >> all right. take it away. snoelt home grown alligator ♪ ♪ see you later got that hit the road, hit the road. ♪ i could get used to this ♪ time flies by in th yellow
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and green ♪ ♪ sticknd around a you'll see what i mean ♪ ♪ there's a mountaintop i'm dreaming of the y need me you know where i'll be ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun undernea the hot sun ♪ ♪ feeling like i'm someone ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun ♪ ♪ feeling like someone ♪ south of the equator road ♪or, gonna hit the ♪ gonna hit the road ♪ deep sea diving, bikini bottoms ♪ ♪ i could get useto this ♪ time flies byhe in t yellow and green ♪ ♪ stick around and you'll see what i mean ♪ ♪ there's a mountaintop that i'm dreaming of ♪ ♪ if you need me you know where
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i'll be ♪ ♪ i be riding shotgun underneathhe hot sun ♪ ♪ feeling like i'm someone 'l ♪ be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun feeling like i'm someone ♪ ♪ we were two in the front, two in the back ♪ ♪ singing along with that ♪ time flies by in the yellow and green ♪ ♪ stick around and you'll see what i mean ♪ ♪ there a mountaintop that i'm dreaming of ♪ ♪ if you need me you know where i'll be ♪ ♪ i'll be ridtgg sho underneathlihe hot sun fee like i'm someone ♪
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♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun feeling like i'm someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath theot sun feeling ke i'm someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun feeling like i'm someone ♪ ♪ someone, someone, someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the hot sun feeling like i'm someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun underneath the feeling like i'm someone ♪ ♪ i'll be riding shotgun
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>> yes! wow. that was awesome. oh, my god, and the horns and everything. that was awesome. made us all so happy. that's what we needeto day, exactly what we needed. thank you, george. again, the album is out now and so is t second season of his cool podcast called "george ezra & friends." >> first,his is "today" on nbc. ♪
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it hasn't always been easy, has it? ♪ there have been days when you doubted yourself. ♪ and days when you were ready to quit. ♪ but you didn't. ♪ because you had the courage to venture into something powerful. education. if i leave you with just three words of advice: never...stop...growing. [cheering]
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we love it it's that time to, celebrat birthdays. jars.n the smucker first up, happy 100th bthday to eva fowler, a proud gland ma from nashville, tennessee, loves spending time with her two kids and fourdk grs. next up, leah roberts, sell
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bratting 100 years. he served in the navy during world war ii. 100th birthday. christine wetmoore, good sense of humor, enjoys taking silly pictures of her grandkids. chris low man, a sports lover from silver spring, maryland, she's traveled all over the world and speaks several language last but not least, happy 105th birthday to grace glor yus. she eats ice cream every -- >> y ever do the 100 and done later? >> i believe we have. >> love that. for more great stories, go to we've got five easy kito lunch .
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idea why moms don't need new year'slu reons. one mom's argument embracing the mess striking a cord with a lot of parents. w ll see you right back here in four minutes for the third hour -- g? what's happen > megan boone from "black list." that guy from my 600-pound. life >> lost 400 pounds and kept it off. all coming up on the third hour of "today." is a "news 4 today" news break. 8:56r is y time on this wednday, january 9, 2019. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. let's checkn your commute with wtop's jack taylfi's in your t 4 traffic report. > two accidents out of the beltway are botcleared. delays starting to ease. we've still got slow traffic on northbound i-97. f
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you'd unfortetu allyt close clai clara barton parkway, the left lane is >> we'll check your forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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clouds partly to mostly cloudy today. i couldn't rule out a passing sn flurry or snowshower. not going to accumulate because temperatures will be in the 40s for most of the afternoon,g fallto the 30s after 4:00, 5:00. snow more and more likely saturday into sunday. >>chuck, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. have a great d ay
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from n news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. e've got savannah sitting in here, craig, dylan, our pal sheinelle is not here. >> under the weather. off, a finally took a day sick day. >> that's right. remember, yesterday we were talking about cold versusyo flu don't want to spread germs. sheinelle told us she was working on something. take a look,his is what happened yesterday. >> my take away there though isu if someone sho to work sick, there's a good chance the colleagues who work with them are also going to get sick. >> nobody here is going to get sick. >> because we don't know how bad u are. >> ho


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