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exploding through the warehouse there remains no official cause but those who live here in survived believe the fire was electrical. >> a lot of people are hurting right now. the only thing i can think of is people who were lost. >> reporter: with a maze of cluttered wood furniture inside and a makeshift pallet staircase renters at the warehouse known as the ghost ship said the property had two access points, a main door and an emergency exit. witnesses say the fire started
people were upstairs, where a dj played music and most of the bodies were recovered. >> i woke up and my room was filled with smoke, like a fog of smoke. i looked over and i could see an orange glow coming through the window. >> never permitted for residential living or parties, public records show neighbors complained of blight. a city inspector arriving at the property last month to look into illegal housingut inside. >> our district attorney, nancy o'malley, did activate a criminal investigation. the team is on the site. >> reporter: the building owner lls nbc news they never knew anyone was living inside. sunday night the man leasing the building was photographed checking into an oakland hotel in these photos from "the daily mail" this morning he tells us this tragic event consumes my
now, so are many others. a horrific tragedy with a death toll still mounting. those who lived inside the warehouse say it was common knowledge here in the city and h h dole others paid upwards of a thousand. some tell ushis mning they moved out bause they were concerned the warehoe was a ckou guy readyxplo. >> ?a wey'rjo the oakland fire chief linon. anks for jningus. goo mni my pleasure. >> we have heard that the of this building is sl itow, is methodic, happeniy hand anhd wit buckets. can youiveee en checked and cleared at this stage? pmh?t 52 hrs intthe incident we think that we have cleared
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fire sprd so ickly, proximity of the fire department, the fact that you were on the scene withi three minutes. how do you explain how it spread so rapidly? >> the incredible fire load in the building. again, we don't know exactly how the fire started. we are still at the area of origin. we haven't been able to get to that point to really do a thorough investigation. but as all the members have been reporting already, the peop warehouse building was completely filled with combustibles. and once those got started, it was very, very, very rapid fire spread that made for a tremendously scary situation for firefighters entering and people trying to get out. >> and chief, quickly, i know there weren't supposed to be residential uses for that andb livho sait tre was somhat of a well-known secret. wa knos it department
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carolina, tells them he came to this restaurant to investigate so-called pizza-gate, a fake conspiracy theory that made the rounds during the presidential campaign, fake news, now with real consequences. armed with an assault rifle, police say edgar madison welch sent terrified customers and employees scrambling when he walked into the d.c. restaurant comet ping-pong and fired at least one shot >> metropolitan police department has arrived on the scene immediately, set up a perimeter. >> reporter: this image taken by a witness shows welch surrounded by police with his hands behind his head. >> his demeanor was bizarre. in that, if you come into a place to eat, you ask for a host or grab a seat at the bar. he didn't make any eye contact or talk with anybody. >> reporter: the 28-year-old taken into custody, police saying he told them he came to the establishment to
fake online conspiracy theory suggesting the local pizzeria was at the center of a child sex slave ring organized by hillary clinton and her former campaign manager, john podesta. in an effort to crack down on fake news, reddit banned the discussion thread on its site. >> you just think, oh, you know, people are very brave behind their keyboard, writing all these hateful messages. but you don't actually think that someone is going to do something about it. >> story went viral, the owner of the d.c. pizzeria says he has received hundreds of death threats. >> what happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories do come with consequences, and i hope that those who are involved with fanning these flames will take a moment to contemplate what happened here today and to stop right away. >> reporter: police say at this point they don't believe anybody else other than welch was
king a fresh swipe at china, on the heels of his controversial phone call with the president of taiwan. this as mr. trump expands his field of candidates for secretary of state amid a new cabinet pick this morning. a lot going on with the transition. nbc's kristen welker is at trump tower. >> reporter: breaking this morning, president-elect trump tapping dr. penn garrison carson. today mr. trump calling carson passionate and brilliant. all of this as deliberations continue into the biggest position of all, who will be the next secretary of state. president-elect donald trump widening his search for secretary of state. transition officials say he is eyeing jon huntsman, a former ambassador to china under president obama, the one-time utah governor was critical of mr. trump during the campaign. at one point even calling for
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judge can declare a mistrial. >> gabe, thank you very much. we have an update on a story we've been following for months. this is a huge victory on sunday for protesters in north dakota. the army corps of engineers announced it will look for an alternate path. for months members of the sioux tribe have been trying to block they say it could damage the water supply on their reservation nearby. the victory could be short-lived. president-elect trump has said he supports that project, and some experts believe he could reverse the decision. al is here with a check of the weather. interesting mix of things going on. how are you? good morning. >> doing great, not so great for the friends down south. we have also some snow to talk about. greenville, michigan. you can see parts of the great
4 inches to a foot of snow. that is coming to an end. we have more wet weather. we have the risk of strong storms. 5 million people under a risk of strong storms through the gulf coast. the precipitation pushing up and through as low pressure develops. look for the system to move into the southeast. heavy rain. we could be looking at some severe storms. atlanta on into raleigh later today and into tomorrow. this precipitation moves into the northeast with some snow behind it. ok you get down south. some areas may pick up to 5 inches or more from louisiana on into the panhandle of florida. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ??
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you're going to love that view. back at 7:30 on a monday morning. 5th of december, 2016. that tree provides the perfect backdrop for a great night on the plaza. to get out there in the rain, say hi in a little while. meanwhile, inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer along with tamron hall here for savannah as she begins maternity leave. >> headlines, emergency landing caught on camera at the airport in san antonio. look at this united express flight touching down when suddenly the nose gear collapses and sparks fly.
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for political promotion and attacks. now as president-elect, mr. trump showing no signs of changing strategies still looking to capitalize on what he describes as a tremendous modern form of communication. weeks away from his inauguration as america's 45th president, donald trump will take his place as his country's tweeter in chief allowing him an unfiltered platform to amplify his views like sunday night talking tough on china tantalizing target. ? oops, i did it again ? >> mr. trump, please stop retweeting all of these random real people. you're not getting any work done. >> reporter: just minutes after "saturday night live" parodied the president-elect as a kpuls intweeter, trump proved the point blasting baldwin as biased and sad. before the show ended baldwin
>> reporter: days after winning the white house trump vowed to dial back his twitter habit. >> i'm going to do very restrained if i use it at all. >> reporter: how has he done on that promise so far? the last three weeks more than 90 tweets, some celebratory, praising tiger woods getting back to golf and others accusing a cable channel of supporting hillary clinton. cnn still doesn't get it. they'll never learn, he says. shortly after a focussing on a recent flag burning tweeting outrage, there must be consequences perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail. trumps aides publicly hail social media as an asset, not a liability. their boss reaching millions of followers on twitter and facebook. >> i can tell you firsthand that there are posts that he makes that otherwise would not be heard or seen by these 25 million people. >> reporter: are trump's casual comments on twitter dangerous? >> you need to be careful but
>> i think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is, it's sort of a way around the press. >> reporter: of course, trump's not without critics including one woman in the wake of the next president's showdown with "snl" unleashing her own tweet storm. you're the president-elect. pick your battles, man. you're embarrassing yourself. that tweet liked more than 65,000 times. showing even twitter is a two-way street. trump that plenty of fans, of course. one describing him as hemingway of 140 characters for all followers, president-elect trump follows 40 accounts. more than half of trump properties, trump employees or trump family members. tamron and matt? >> interesting follow list. peter, thank you very much. >> interesting how he always starts his tweets on "snl" saying, tried watching "snl" and -- advice would be, try not watching "snl." >> but he keeps trying. obvious reasons. dylan's in the orange room with an exclusive look who is in
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? ? guys, did you know that dylan's baby is due only two days aft is on maternity leave and dylan will be on the owe all week long. >> i didn't know i could take off a week early. we'll reveal "times" person of the year on >> yes. speculation is building over who "time" will choose for 2016. the magazine selects the person or idea who has had the biggest influence on the world and news this year, for good or ill. time's covers have featured protesters to non-traditional choices like the computer and planet earth. last year angela merkel held the title. let's get to it. in no particular order. who is on the short list for 2016.
donald trump, beyonce, hillary clinton. vladimir putin, the whistle blowers of flint, michigan, during the water crisis. nigel farage. simone biles. we also have india's prime minister narendra modi and the crispr scientists pioneering advancements in genetic research. head to today.com to weigh in. we'll have the results exclusively on "today" on >> i think it will be a runaway. >> i think it will be vladimir putin or nigel farage. they were international. they could have impacted our election. >> my favorite is the mirror, you! >> we'll find out wednesday. dylan thank you very much. coming up, our series "winning at all costs." jenna bush hager exposes a
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of how much do we know about kelly clarkson as far as lyrics. >> i was going to say -- >> here are your songs. all right. a lot to get to. first, a check of the headlines. it's time for the news at 8:00. we began with the deadly warehouse fire in oakland. i am miguel almaguer where the death toll now stands at 33. as firefighters scour a debris field like they have never seen with bodies covered in tarps, this morning officials say more victims are likely buried under a field of ash and debris, witnesses believe nearly 100 people packed this oakland warehouse for a party, when es exploded through the building. there was only seconds to escape the furious inferno. a teenager, this couple, so many young people among the missing and confirmed dead.
>> it's really sad. you have to keep hope. >> reporter: though the warehouse was not zoned for residential living, inside a maze of wooden furniture, antiques and a make shift pallet staircase filled a building some 25 people called home. >> we all looked out for each other. we all helped each other. like, it wasn't just like, oh, yeah, that's my roommate. it's like. this is my friend. >> reporter: with many calling this a tinderbox ready to explode the city had received complaints over blight and just last month an inspector could not get access inside. officials admit it was well known many lived in the warehouse. the city dropped the ball here. >> yeah. i mean, i -- all of us did. yeah. we dropped the ball on this issue. and sadly enough, it's -- you know, we lost some lives. >> reporter: with the building owner saying they had no idea residents lived inside, the
nbc news the tragic event consumes my every moment. my heart is broken. the city has now launched a criminal investigation. this morning the heartbreak is growing and soon the blame may too. with the youngest victim just 17 years old, many of those who have been positively identified are in their 20s and 30s. the fire broke out close to 11:30 p.m. this party was supposed to go until 4:00 a.m. officials say, had it gone on much have been even higher. tamron. >> miguel, thank you very much. sition this mni he trump president-elect trump announced that he plans to nominate d be rson as secretary of housing and urban development. at the same time trump is widening his search for secretary of state. according to transitn officials, he is considering jon huntsman, a former ambassador to china and former utah governor. other potential candidates for
rudy giuliani and general david petraeus and mitt romney. another milestone sunday for new england patriots quarterback tom brady. he became the winningest quarterback in nfl history when the patriots beat the rams 26-10. that gave brady 201 career wins, one more than peyton manning. brady said ter,la it's always been about winning. he said he has been fortunate to be on great patriots' teams over the years and said he is very gratef >> indeed he is. a southwest airlines flight had to be diverted sunday because of an unexpected baby on board. [ baby crying ] >> that's the scream heard on the plane during a flight from philadelphia to orlando. a woman on the plane suddenly went into labor, and the crew asked for any doctors or nurses to go to the front row. they helped the woman deliver her baby over south carolina. the flight was diverted to
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double means double. all right. a good time to trend. ready, gang? >> let's go. >> it really doesn't snow in san francisco all that often. >> right. >> you can understand why some 49ers' players got excited t flay a snowy game inhicago on ay excited, when he scored a touchdown he dropped to the turf. at did he do? of course, you make snow angels. because it's snow, because it's fun. it's also a penalty. >> oh! >> the refs threw a flag for excessive celebration. tag injury to insult, insult to injury, whichever want, the touchdown was called back. >> oh! >> out of bounds. >> i lived in chicago ten years.
>> a light flurry. >> for san francisco -- >> why not celebrate a little? >> i don't get that. >> it's fun. >> you know? >> but the so fun to watch. >> i love the celebrations. >> watching celebrations. >> days where they caught a touchdown pass, flipped the ball to the ref and ran to the sidelines. >> that's when they had leather helmets. >> no helmets! >> right. back in the day some more, first, what do you do on weekends? plan? are you planners? >> iable not. according to a new study planning ahead of time actually drains the fun out of events like not celebrating in the nfl. even if it's inherent lit fun to do. researcher at ohio state found the more you scheduled an event the less enjoyment in brought to attendees. too much event planning makes the event seem work. spontaneity allows flexibility. that should be the rule of life. hoda you start off the show, what are we doing?
event i usually do plan it and i think i sap a little -- be ready by 8:00! >> i know. >> no fun. let's move on. >> sometimes i get like that. i know. >> so weird. >> on weekends i plan the mornings to get things done and whatever happens in the afternoon happens. >> tougher for parents, too. you have to keep soccer schedules, dance, whatever's going on. >> uh-huh. >> a bowl of kibble, let them do whatever. >> the kids? oh, that's nice. >> speak for yourselves. video. sh y the most australian video you'll see all day. out on a hunting trip a man's dog caught in the bang -- kang roone's mouth. think he's going to box back? no. bang. the kangaroo not injured, apparently said, wait, you hit me. stunned but did not go after that dog again.
there. that kangaroo, he -- sticks out his chest. >> a guy in a kangaroo suit. >> i don't believe -- hoda? >> no. it looked real to me. i think once the dog was out of the headlock, i don't see the need to punch the kangaroo. >> i felt bad for the kangaroo. >> i did, too. >> then the kangaroo went be after sylvester the cat. so it was okay. >> a wild animal. a shark or lion, they grabbed your dog, you'd be fine punching that thing, right? stralian kangaroos with a pouch, you all say, oh, that's not right. >> if it had been a shark! >> against "jaws"? >> you would punch that shark in the nose. >> they say in australia kangaroos are like deer. run wild. >> and can be aggressive,s you know. >> glad we didn't pla this. >> all right. dylan? >> okay. "pop start." >> here we go.
character from "friends." >> grabbing a dog again. >> dog and shark in the same place. so jennifer aniston's character from "friends" has long been lampooned on "saturday night live" by vanessa bayer. we got to see just how she feels about the impression. >> well -- yeah. i mean, kind of just sounds like all you're doing is, like, what? oh, what? oh, wow. no! what? >> is it like this? what? wow? >> well, no. >> yeah? >> what? >> no. i don't do that. >> what? oh! >> i love that impression. last night's "saturday night live" episode the first time she did it in front of aniston and nailed it. >> uh-huh. >> and friday, chris pratt's
the show. either show half her face, back of her head. fans spoken demanding a photo of j. lo. not want to disappoint, pratt posted this photo shot on to his body writing, my best buddy jennifer. sorry for playing with you guys. this year's awards, james taylor and the eagles among others. the president and fir received the longest standing ovation. the crowd, stephen colbert, letting them know hutch they'll be missed. >> i think we can all agree the last eight years the white house has given us a leader who is passionate, intelligent and dignified. [ cheers and applause ] sir, i don't know why you stood up. i was talking about michelle. [ laughter ]
so-called golden ticket to come back to the kennedy center whenever they like. that's your "pop start." >> can we go back to the kangaroo for a second? my favorite part. go to the video. i like when the guy confronts the kangaroo. kangaroo gets up, squares off, like, have you never seen a boxing kangaroo. okay. i wasn't ready. i wasn't ready! >> this is so crazy! look at him. he's -- >> okay. let's go. i can box you. >> it's on, it's on! >> and back, go back at it? >> like having a beef. i think he's -- >> oh, i'm going away. >> under what circumstance is your dog in the water with a shark? >> the dog falls into the ocean. >> okay. >> you know what can happen. what would you do? you'd punch the shark, right? nobody would be complaining. >> his nose turns inside out. >> dylan, check of the weather. >> no. i'm going to do the weather. >> sorry. al, check of the weather. >> i'm in the water with a shark! what do you do? what do you do?
>> save you. >> pop quiz. what do you do? >> save you! >> what is going on? >> oh, wow. best -- best trending ever! all right. so it's -- >> a cheetah -- >> that's great. >> turning frigid. cold air coming out from alaska. look at this. today, great falls 19. casper, 28, 7 degrees below average. tomorrow morning, the cold continues from seattle, only 31. to's high's in 14 below normal. amarillo, 41. making our way towards wednesday, the cold continues, and look at this later in the week. d.c. 41 by friday. 34 in nashville, mobile, 48 degrees. that's -- >> hey, al, no one forget, tamron thought it was a man in a kangaroo suit. all right? >> did you see a zipper anywhere? >> his head was too small! >> hoda's checked out. >> that's what's going on.
and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. now our ongoing series "winning at all costs." this morning, youngth leetes athletes hooked on painkillers. >> jenna bush hager is with us. >> i recently sat down with three teens who sports injuries led to dangerous addictions. for john haskell, football meant
>> i loved it. i loved it. i put in 110%. >> reporter: the game provided life lessons on and off the field. >> instills a lot of skills are brotherhood what it means to be a teammate. >> reporter: and jess joined her first swim team at 6 years old. >> i love swimming. it is the most fun i've ever had on a team in my life. >> reporter: all student athletes now 18 who went from chasing a dream to chasing a high. >> offered up the idea of black tar heroin. >> i was nervous to go to practice because i didn't want to let my coach see. >> i was kind of at a point where i just wanted to get high. like, see how high exactly i could get. >> reporter: their love of the game drove them to play hard. at just 15, john had got in his fourth concussion. >> when i woke up the next morning i was kind of not hearing too well, and things
my head was in robbing, really, ly hurting. so my mom took me to the doctor. >> reporter: do you remembe the conversation you had with the doctor? >> i had the ct scan. he asked me questions, looked in my ears. checked my hearing, my eyes, and next thing i know, i'm at cvs getting vike kinn. >>eporter: vicodin a highly addictive opioid painkiller like the one spencer was described. >> i was predescribed hit really hard carrying the football and by mack bas killing me. >> reporter: it didn't just block his pain. >> i liked the feeling but the relief not for the pain for the mental effect that it brought to me. >> reporter: both athletes were soon hooked. how many prescriptions were written for you? >> one prescription with three refills. >> reporter: when that ran out, what happened? >> i will to find a dealer that would sell them to me. >> reporter: jess was also prescribed vicodin after shoulder surgery.
before, but never in this amount. once the prescription ran out, she started stealing from her grandmother's medicine cabinet. >> i would just take them and replace them with ibuprofen and she wouldn't notice. >> reporter: jess, john and spencer are not alone. in a cdc survey published this year, one in six students said they had taken prescription painkillers without a prescription. >> it's supposed to be for pain relief. unfortunately we see all too often the becoming seduced by this feeling. the release of dopamine in the brain, the feel-good center of the brain. >> reporter: john was spinning upwards of $200 a day on the pills. his parents caught him stealing money. >> i think that's what made him realize, oh, i don't have this unlimited funds. i better start finding what i can get high on that's cheap. >> reporter: the solution -- heroin. a fraction of the price of a
before his football injury was now a full-blown heroin addict. how did you realize you needed to get help? >> there was nothing else really for me. i was 16 years olds, using heroin. i was pretty much over, my life. i was depressed. i wanted to die. >> reporter: what's when his dad took him to newport academy in california, a teen treatment center where jess and spencer were also getting help after hitting rock bottom. >> i took vicodin, and i, like, blacked out and my mom called 911. >> reporter: dr. harold says both doctors and parents need to probe when it comes to drug treatment. >> as parent, take a more advocating role and ask your provider, why are they going in this route? why is it an automatically an opioid and a painkiller? the provider needs to ask questions like is there a family history of addiction?
had no idea if there was a family history of addiction. they had adopted john when he was a baby. >> we know now what these drugs do. >> reporter: they were never warned of the addiction of a drug. >> this is what the doctor prescribed. this is what we're going to take. >> reporter: founder of newport academy has seen dozens of teens go from athlete to addict with one prescription. >> at that age, to introduce such a narcotic drug to their system is only going to have damaging effects, and we know that the younger someone starts using drugs, the more likely they are to develop an addiction. >> reporter: john knows that one prescription changed his life. >> i really, really was really angry that this had to happen to me. this kind of manifested itself through something that i loved so much and it was really
>> reporter: these teens are now sober and living a full life. do you feel like in some ways you're the lucky ones? >> i would say, if we stick to this path and keep doing, continue to do what we're doing, that we're definitely the lucky ones. >> i couldn't ask for anything more. i'm so grateful for where i am today. >> i'm happy. i've got good relationships. i have trust with me family. my family trust me today. it's good. it's really good. >> john is two years sober, wants to be a drug counselor, jess still swims every day and also two years sober and spencer is six months sober. really, for parents, ask questions. these kids are too young to be addicted to these, to this medicine. >> and to give a prescription with three refills. >> wow. >> for a 15-year-old. >> formuortub. >> a great report, jenna. thank you so much. over to dylan. >> hey, guys, just ahead, one of our absolute favorites is here. kelly clarkson.
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"hamilton" and kelly clarkson. here with a very special performance you won't forget. >> counting down the minutes for that. another music sensation, lady gaga, a new mission and how shows helping spread kindness over the holidays and beyond. this story is such a tearjerker. >> and one of our favres, octavius spencer on a new movie based on a remarkable new story and the new oscar buzz it is getting. >> all right. bring over those helping us out this morning. nice to see you. how are you? >> good morning. >> so -- this is the 16th time you've been in the victoria's secret fashion show. does it just become run of the mill? do you have to get psyched up for something like that? >> you know, i really get nervous. i thought it was going to go away, throughout the years, but i get more and more -- oh, my god. but, you know, she opened the show this year, and she did awesome.
that's hard. >> and we killed it. >> you did kill it. in paris for the first time. i'm curious when walking, are you thinking something? do you have a go-to thought to keep you focussed? >> i totally just feel the music, performers and energy of the crowd. it was in paris, sos it wa inevitable you just feel that amazing beauty of paris and energy of that. >> sometimes i'm always pointed out, like, to the people. like -- my family is there. so the time that i like, i'm saying hello to someone that i know. my mom -- >> you're already nervous. what's it like when lady gaga is -- >> walking next to an amazing musician is amazing. lady gaga looked beautifully amazing. your nging, by the way -- >> we know what it's like to be put in revealing outfits because you tried to get us to try on
>> did you try it after, like behind closed doors? >> no. didn't have to. ladies, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> thank y for being part of the toy drive as well. mr. roker, check of the weather. >> show what you we have looking at the week ahead. a lot of wet weather making its way through the southeast, the gulf coast. we're also looking at a wintry mix in the pacific west. the midweek period, skies clearing in the east. rain and mountain snows out west and as we get towards the end of the week, a real mess in the west. but here in the east, good. some rain around the great
and that is your latest weather. make sure you get the weather anytime you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. guys? all right, al, thank you so much. and "today's" "share kindness" campaign, celebrating self-less acts in full swing this morning. >> hoda in 30 rock in the brand new "share kindness experience" led b l foundation, empowering young people to create a kinder world. a great thing. hoda? >> i am so excited. right here, we are all about kindness as part of our "share kindness" we partnered with lady gaga. recently, a homeless center for lgbt. take a look.
family loves me, but a lot of times i felt like they didn't really get to see me. >> i was on the street actually when i came here. i was, like, sleeping on the train and in mcdonald's. >> hi, everybody. this is lady the center in harlem and here to surprise the kids. kindness, to me, is an action of love. or a showing of love to someone else. >> lots of gifts! >> and i also believe that kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world. >> how's it going? i'm lady gaga. it's nice to see you! [ screams ]
i'm thankful for you. >> i like to share kindness in a lot of different ways. >> i am here today. i brought presents for all of you. >> i love to give things to people that have nothing, or less than me. >> there you go. you're very welcome. >> t-shirts, socks, hats, comfy clothes. we have everything. >> all: thank you! >> you can have a gift, of course. honey! >> i love you. >> i love you. >> these c homeless, or in need. many of them are trauma survivors. they've been rejected, and in some type of way. >> when family was, like, kind of like pushing me away because i'm gay, all i had is you and "born this way" album. >> my own trauma in my life helped me to understand the trauma of others. >> thank you for being alive.
know how could you know ? until it happens to you ? >> meditation helps me to calm down. issu that you have, but i have a mental illness. and i struggle with that mental illness every day. so i need my mantra to help keep me relaxed. >> i told the kids today that i suffer from a mental illness. i suffer from ptsd. i've never told anyone that but the kindness that's been shown to me by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it's really saved my life. you are brave. you are courageous. i've been searching for ways to heal myself, and i found that kindness is the best way. one way to help people that have trauma is to inject them with as many positive thoughts as
breaking ? smile, even though it's aching ? >> what's really important to remind kids that are suffering from a traumatic experience or from abandonment to remind them a they're not alone, and that they're loved. >> oh, my, gosh. thank you, thank you. >> lady gaga's act of kiness was reminder that love system exists, and that there's still some for me. >> i am no those kids, and i'm no worse an. we both walk, our two feet, on the same eart and we're in this together.? ? you've given me a million reasons to let you go ? >> we, as a world, are suffering from war t chire whore homeless, famine. kindness is the way of becomg
? when i kneel dow?on to pray ? ? i try t make the worst seem better ? rd, show me the way ? to c t a this war ? >> and those of us that have, should give to those who have not during the holidays. do one kind act before the end of the year. just being kind. the act itself, it's free. and it's priceless. ? stay ? [ cheers and applause ] >> how much do you love lady gaga athis momt? as part of that meditation, you guys, lady gaga wrote a personal inspiration for everybody and gave one to me. mine says, i'm brave, and s signed it.
country? her mother, mother gaga, is what i call her. all of the people at all of these tables a doing acts of kindness. decorating holiday lunch bags for kids, and this is kindness is healing. you can also make holiday cards here. it's all about kindness. so come here to this area. check out these activities. participate. it's so awesome and can i say something? you raised an amazing girl. >> thank you. >> let me hug you. >> such a s hoda, tha you very much. by the way, you can contribute simply at home. just do good deeds. use the harekinded in, and help us get to 1 million acts. >> how many people have already been sharing. keep them going. up next -- the powerful new role that could land octavius spencer another oscar.
academy award winner octavius spencer, getting oscar buzz again for her role in "hidden figures" based on a true story of three african-american women who worked for nasa and had a significant impact on the space program. she plays dorothy vaughn, head of the west computing group and pushes women to go further in their careers, is not afraid to nudge them in their personal life as well. >> he's coming over. >> why would he >> too late. fix yr hair. >> hello, colonel. i'm dorothy vaughn. i believe you met my -- >> yes, ma'am. >> and this is -- >> she's not married. she's a widow, with three beautiful little girls. so well behaved, arrangeals on earth is what we like to call them. dorothy, slice of pie? >> i'd love one. excuse me. >> you already have a slice of pie -- >> i love that cast and octavius
good morning. >> good morning. you look beautiful. >> thank you. you look beautiful in your wonderwoman t-shirt. >> wonderwomen. >> and teaching us in this film about some women who certainly could be superheroes. i'm watching the film thinking, how is it 46 years of my life i have never heard this story. you had the same reaction. you thought it was fiction. >> i thought it was historical fiction. hi had just done "the help," well, four years ago, but when i read this, i thought, we would have known about it if it were true the fact we didn't know, it hurt at my core. you know? >> i think people -- i described it as kind of a grieving, because here you have this notion that girls don't like math, or black girls don't get this, and these are examples for girls of any background of what we're capable of. >> absolutely. you know, when i think about the contributions that these women made at such a tumultuous time in our nation's history and the fact they didn't complain, just
of what we should be doing. >> how critical to space program? >> very critical. without katherine johnson's contribution, we wouldn't have made it to space the first time. that's real and something we have to credit her for and all of those women. >> you play dorothy vaughn, she passed ay in 2008. >> uh-huh. >> when you are playingeowho is important impact, how -- deal with that pressure? >> well, you know, that there's screen, and you realize the, the profanity of that moment. there are families and legacies you have a responsibility to and none of us took that lightly. i have to tell you, the most rewarding thing, we did a premiere in washington last week and watching withe families one those hallmark moments for me. amazing. >> the cast could be a hallmark card of beauty and talent. taraji p. henson, janel, the
buzz. i won't jinx you. how do you feel about it? >> you know, i like living in the moment. right now, we're just opening the movie. all of that is frosting on the cake, but we all love frosting. >> definitely do. great at creating frosting! love you so much. >> thank you. >> "hidden figures" out in theaters december 26th and nationwide january 6th. we can't wait, kelly ks a cool song from a very cool show. >> it's very sad, so -- t.s. hopefully i keep it together. >> y will, i promise.
released much-arp waited "hamilton" mixed tape includes songed from musical re/max and covering by poor lar artists including our girl kelly. >> i'm super lucky. >> how did you get involved? >> my new label. i was e-mailed the song at like 1:00 ntd morning. i was pregnant with my little boy and had not seen "hamilton." so really i'm just like a couple weeks away from having my boy and this song is about a boy like -- are you serious right now? i'm so worried about a miscarriage. it was so beautiful, so, yeah. >> i don't want to jinx anything, but we've been talking here, and it is a very emotional song called "quiet uptown," alexander hamilton's teenage son dies and you say even in rehearsing and practicing the song. >> i made it through once without -- >> it came over you? >> you want to be emotional, i was telling you, but so hard
legit, no sound would come out of my mouth if i started crying. it would just be like -- >> shall we try? >> yeah. good luck. >> "quiet uptown," kelly clarkson. ? there are moments that the words don't reach there are terrible to name ? ? you hold your child as tight as you can and push away the unmatchable ? the moments when you're in so deep, feels easier to just bend down and so they move uptown and learn to live with the
i walk alone through the storm, and it's quiet uptown ? i never liked to cry before ? ? i take the children to church on sunday, a sign at the cross at the door ? and i pray that never used to happen before ? if you see him in the street walking by himself, talking to himself ? have pity you knock me out, i fall apart ? look at where we are look at where we started ? ? i know i don't deserve you but hear me out ?
? if i could trade his life for mine ? right now and you would smile, and that would be enough ? talking by himself have pity ? don't you like it uptown, it's quiet uptown ? the see him walking in the park, taking in the sights ? look around, look around ? ? look around ? when you're standing in the garden ? ? standing there side by side she takes his hand ?
forgiveness can you imagine ? forgiveness can you imagine ? ? oh, look around, look around ? they are going through the unimaginable ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> you did it, girl. you did it. >> thank you, folks. thank you very much. kelly's going to come back in a bit. more music. >> you did fantastic.
oh, my goodness. >> too bad y dou't feelg en youg it? >> ever since i had kids, i cry at everything. i can't control. it's about a boy, i'm about to have a son. like, yeah. >> amazing. >> you did a beautiful job. beautiful. >> such a great job writing them. so, tearjerker. >> from tears to laughter.
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good morning today urgent we're going to tell you about how it is called on demand. great gift ideas for your pet. and live holiday music a capella style next on the morning blend. ? ? [ music ] ? ? ? ? good morning everybody. we're going to talk about christmas season just a second, but first, ap is in the house that's what i say whenever she walks in filling for tiff. amy taylor. >> we like to be together during