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good morning. warehouse of horror. as investigators zero in on a potential cause of that warehouse fire in oakland, new images emerge from inside the so-called ghost ship. this conditions and the latest on that investigation. arctic blast. snow blanketing the plains. temperatures across the country set to plunge 20 to 30 degrees. some cities bracing for subzero cold. doubling down. vice president joe biden hints again at a possible run for the white house in four years. >> hell, donald trump will be 74, i'll be 77, in better shape.
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rally in north carolina. >> our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying isis. and the big reveal. who will be named "time's" person of the year for 2016? the exclusive live announcement right here, today, wednesday, december 7th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer along with tamron hall in for savannah once again. it's a big deal, you know. "time" magazine's person of the year. people wait for this all year. >> your social media will go on fire. this will go viral. >> we'll have that live announcement here on the show. immediately following that announcement we will have a live
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year. but let us begin on this wednesday morning with those newly uncovered images from inside that warehouse in oakland and what investigators are now saying about a possible source of the tragic fire. nbc's stephanie gosk is at the scene this morning. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. fire officials say they now have identified all but one of the 36 victims in the fire. as attentions turn almost entirely to the investigation, many are w officials missed important warning signs that could have prevented this tragedy. while the search for victims is over, investigators are still sifting through the ruins, looking for clues and a cause. this morning, the main theory, electricity sparked the inferno. investigators are zeroing in on appliances, like a refrigerator and an enormous sound system. overnight the mayor's office released records of the complaints made against the warehouse, including two in the
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property before the deadly fire. >> i'm not prepared to draw conditions from the history. we are still in the process of compiling it. >> reporter: among the questions, did police miss warning signs. this is newly uncovered video of officers walking through the warehouse in october. nbc news obtained the video from residents who say police used the warehouse to access the roof after a party next door got out of hand. di fire hazards. the police department would not comment because of the ongoing investigation, but the mayor defended the force. >> police officers are not trained in zoning laws. >> reporter: the city requires annual inspections of all commercial and residential properties. >> who is responsible for fire inspection in the city of oakland? >> the fire marshal's office overseen by the fire chief. >> reporter: the head of the firefighters union told us he worries those inspections never took place.
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they need to do an adequate job in this city? >> not nearly. the fire marshal's position has been vacant for most of the last five years. >> reporter: inspections may have caught fire code violations. pictures shared exclusively with "the daily mail" by a resident who lived at the warehouse two years ago show what appear to be exposed wires and propane tanks used to heat water. the landlord said he made some improvements to the electrical system himself. so far there is still no official cause of the fire. this video was just tak erupted. people unaware of the imminent danger. joe shanahan was a dj that night. by chance, he had just stepped out for a cigarette. >> it was hell. i just had to watch the exit for hours and just wait. they never came out. >> reporter: last night family members were escorted to the burnt-out warehouse to get a
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the coming days. it's just part of what officials here on the ground are doing to help families begin this grieving process. tamron and matt, back to you guys. >> stephanie gosk in oakland, steph, thank you. meantime an arctic blast is ushering in much colder temperatures coast to coast. al is here with a look at the forecast. a lot of purple and dark blue. >> and we add some snow to it and it's a real mess. in fact as we look in north dakota, we've got video from north dakota we're going to show you. we don't have that video so temperatures. that should be enough, shouldn't it? yes, it should. we're going to show you that windchills today, it's going to feel like 7 in minneapolis, 13 in omaha, 31 in st. louis, 34 in oklahoma city. by tomorrow morning the core of the cold air is now down to omaha. oklahoma city, it's going to feel like 17. 25 in memphis. and eventually it makes its way to the east. it moderates a bit. in fact now we've got some of
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it was on ice, as you can see, because this is parts of north dakota. they had blizzard warnings up. they have been downgraded to winter weather advisories, but you can see visibility almost near zero, a real mess. we'll look at lake-effect snow in the next half hour but look at the temperatures as we get toward the weekend. boston will be at 32, 45 in raleigh, only 70 in orlando and paducah, kentucky, getting down to 34 degrees on friday. so the good news is the air mas east, but the bad news is, this is just the beginning. >> it is december, right? >> absolutely. >> al, thank you very much. let's talk now about dueling speeches focused on national security from president-elect donald trump and president obama. mr. trump laying out his agenda at a rally in north carolina last night just hours after the current commander in chief defended his record. nbc's kristen welker is at trump tower this morning. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you.
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breakfast here in new york today, and it does come on the heels of that trip to north carolina where he officially rolled out his pick for secretary of defense, all while drawing new battle lines with the country's largest manufacturing exporter. in fayetteville, north carolina, home of the ft. bragg military base, president-elect donald trump making his pick for secretary of defense official. >> your next secretary of defense, general "mad dog" mattis. >> thank you, president-elect, for the confidence that you have shown in me. >> reporter: mr. trump also using his latest thank you tour speech to lay out his national security goals, vowing to build up the military, rebutting president obama's foreign policy, even swiping at him for not using the phrase "radical islamic terrorism." >> our brave men and women are the first in line defense,
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terrorism, words that some people don't like to say. >> reporter: the tough talk coming hours after president obama countered trump in his final national security speech. although neither leader mentioned the other by name, their target was clear. >> if we act like this is a war between the united states and islam, we're not just going to lose more americans to terrorist attacks, but we'll also lose sight of the very principles we claim to defend. >> reporter: meanwhile the president-elect was also in business battle mode during the aviation giant boeing's contract to develop the next generation of air force one presidential planes, tweeting early tuesday, costs are out of control. more than $4 billion. cancel order. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money. >> reporter: transition officials not commenting on the timing of the threat, but before trump's initial tweet went out,
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anti-trade proposals. a boeing source later telling nbc news, the company reached out to the president-elect, saying the eventually cost of the program could change if the unique requirements for air force one are altered. military sources say the specialized planes have to be able to withstand a nuclear attack. mr. trump aiming to show he can still put the art of the deal into practice as president, even showcasing a japanese banker's pledge to invest in the u.s. without providing any details. >> and he's invest $50 billion in the united states and 50,000 jobs. >> reporter: meanwhile, after refusing to rule out a possible presidential run in 2020 earlier this week, vice president joe biden doubling down last night with stephen colbert. >> i can't see the circumstance in which i'd run, but what i've learned a long, long time ago, steve, is to never say never. donald trump is going to be 74,
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mean. >> reporter: also this morning, mr. trump's pick for national security advisor, michael flynn, is coming under new scrutiny after his son, michael g. flynn, who had been advising his father, was fired after he spread fake news on social media, including a story about hillary clinton that may have contributed to a shooting at a washington, d.c., pizzeria. for his part, mr. trump set to make more cabinet announcements in the coming days. matt, tamron. >> kristen road from us at trump tower. thank you very much. now to that deadly case of road rage near new orleans we're following. the man who shot former nfl player joe mcknight now charged with manslaughter as the sheriff overseeing the case makes news of his own. nbc's blake mccoy has the latest for us. blake, good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning to you. the biggest surprise to come with these charges was the sheriff's tone.
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to characterize this case of road rage. this morning, 54-year-old ronald gasser is behind bars, charged with manslaughter in the road rage killing of former nfl player joe mcknight. as the sheriff of louisiana's jefferson parish. >> shame on these folks. >> reporter: lashes out at those criticizing his handling of the case. >> for those who have criticized the men and women of this organization and the strategy, decisions that we made, conference came four days after gasser was initially released from custody. the sheriff saying they needed more time to track down witnesses and investigate exactly what happened. he's angry that local leaders who supported his decision have become victims of nasty attacks. >> it's not fair for him to be called you punk [ bleep ] uncle top [ bleep ]. we saw you sell out to them, you rat [ bleep ] [ bleep ] punk. >> reporter: this morning some community leaders are pushing
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words are words of division. you criticize us for standing up for what has been going on for decades. >> reporter: testimony resumes this morning in another high-profile road rage killing in new orleans involving former nfl player will smith. some of his former saints teammates seen walking into court tuesday, including quarterback drew brees. in smith's case, the accused killer is black. in mcknight's case, the shooter, white. the sheriffde >> not a single witness has said up to this day that there was one racial slur uttered. but you want to know something, folks, two people engaged in bad behavior that day. >> reporter: the mcknight suspect, ronald gasser, is being held here on $500,000 bond. it's unclear if he'll use louisiana's stand your ground law as a defense, but we can
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matt and tamron. >> blake, thank you very much. hundreds of people turned out at texas a&m university last night to protest a speech given by controversial white nationalist richard spencer. police with riot shields were seen pushing protesters away from inside the student center where spencer was giving a speech. two people were arrested, the university says spencer, a member of the so-called alt-right, was invited to speak by a former student who had rented out that space. a school official says spr' with our core values. new developments this morning in last week's plane crash in colombia that killed 71 people, including members of a brazilian soccer team. overnight the head of the charter airline was detained by bolivian prosecutors for questioning. officials are looking into whether the tragedy stemmed from negligence. two other employees are being questioned about their roles in letting a short-range jet
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to complete the trip. this story is breaking overnight. several thousand rescuers are being sent to northern indonesia where a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck early today. more than 90 people have died but that number could go higher as rescue teams search the rubble of collapsed buildings. dozens of people are missing. today marks the 75th anniversary of the devastating attack on pearl harbor, an event that changed the course of history. more than 2,000 another 1,000 wounded. today, the remaining survivors are gathering to commemorate the day. nbc's joe fryer is there. joe, good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. we're told dozens of survivors have made the trip here to hawaii for today's events. but with each passing year, the number dwindles. the veterans are now in their 90s, a few over the age of 100, which is why this 75th anniversary is considered the
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>> we have witnessed this morning the severe bombing of pearl harbor by planes. >> reporter: it's the moment that ushered the united states into world war ii, and for many the same moment when the greatest generation was born. >> yesterday, december 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. >> reporter: the surprise attack atrl 2400 americans. nearly half were aboard the uss arizona. >> i remember that i lost a lot of good buddies. >> reporter: that day 335 men made it off the arizona. only five are alive today, four of them making the long trip to hawaii to pay their respects, including luke conter, who brought dozens of friends and relatives. >> has this year's anniversary been especially meaningful?
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we lost 1177 shipmates in about nine minutes. >> reporter: after he became a pilot, a decorated military career that spanned 28 years. twice he was shot down. yet those who died at pearl harbor are the ones who fit his definition of bravery. >> we're not the heroes, they're the heroes. they gave the ultimate, their life, for the united states. everybody should remember that. >> reporter: for many veterans like 95-year-old stewart headley, who served on the uss west virginia, t memories remain as vivid as ever. >> we took a direct bomb hit through the left side, and the only reason i'm here today is that shell never exploded. >> reporter: from the moment their planes touched down on this island, these humble survivors are receiving the praise they so richly deserve. the oldest is ray chavez, who at age 104 still works out twice a week. >> when you're 109, maybe you'll go to the 80th anniversary? >> oh, yes.
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country that has not faded with time. >> go army! >> reporter: the survivors will attend a special ceremony taking place a little later this morning and there will be a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. local time, which is when the bombing started that sunday morning in 1941. later this month, japan's prime minister will be visiting pearl harbor. that's making a lot of news here. it is the first time japan's since the attack in 1941. tamron. >> all right, joe, thank you so much. seeing those survivors, including mr. chavez, your heart -- it goes to your heart. >> it's so important they get a chance to tell your story. >> and we get to hear it from them. it's beautiful. >> mr. roker. >> let's show you what we have going on around the rest of the country today. that arctic chill of course we're talking about, windy conditions, another storm moving into the pacific northwest. also a little light snow northern new england, gorgeous
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>> and that's your latest weather. guys. >> al, thank you very much. just ahead, a "today" exclusive. we're about to reveal "time" magazine's person of the year and then the recipient or recipients will join us live. >> it's a mystery.
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7: 7:30 now on a wednesday morning. it's the 7th day of december, 2016. just 48 short hours from right now, we will be gearing upor great concert on the plaza. pharrell williams takes over rockefeller plaza on friday morning. i'll tell you right now, get here early. >> it will be cold and he will heat it up for us. here is a look at today's headlines. investigators are focusinging on a possible source of that deadly house fire in oakland, california. they're looking at anything electrical on the building's first floor and say a
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may have sparked the blaze. this morning, jury selection begins in the trial of dylan roof. the defense filed a motion to delay that trial and the judge refused that request. and a man was arrested carrying a gas can and matches near the rockefeller center christmas tree. he was charged with making terrorist threats and disorderly didn't intend to set anything on fire. now, to the question who will be "time" magazine's person of the year. right? >> for the tenth straight year, revealing the answer exclusively, nancy gibbs, good morning. >> good morning. >> okay. you're going to reveal, three, two, one, but let's start off with how difficult it was to come up with this person. >> this year may have been one of the more straightforward years. some years, it's very hard.
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passionate debate internally about who really moved the needle and affected events the most. that was not really what the process was like this year. >> let's count down in reverse order, shall we? you've done groups in the past. at number three this years, it's another group. >> it's the hackers. this was a new cyber security threat we saw this year of state-sponsored hackers looking to delegitimize an american election. putin has shown in the past a wi information and this was something new this year and something very disturbing. >> at number two, this was the pick of our online viewers in a poll, but this is your number two. and it is? >> our number two is hillary clinton who by winning the nomination, winning the popular vote, came closer to winning the white house than any woman has and in the process revealed the opportunities and obstacles that women face in the public square.
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person of the year. as always, we let you do the honors. >> "time opens a a person of the year for 2016 is donald trump. >> tell us why. >> when have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100 to 1 odds against him. i don't think that we have ever seen such an unconventional way. >> so dominating the news cycle, is this the sixth or seventh time you've put him on the cover this year? >> at least the sixth or the seventh. including when his campaign was in tremendous trouble and, you know, at the beginning of the year which he emerged far more dominant than anyone expected. >> on the cover, you have there president of the divided states of america. >> that's right.
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always remind people, is the person who has had the greatest influence on events for better or for worse. the fascinating thing this year is i've never seen so much agreement over who had the most influence or disagreement over whether it was for better or worse. >> do you take a stand whether it was for better or worse as a mapp magazine? >> the voters took their stand and will continue to argue about it going forward. normally we come out of an election with some willingness to move on. in person of the year after a very hard-fought and bitter end to an election. we find ourselves in a particularly unusual place as a country this year in the way this election unfolded. >> nancy, thank you. we should mention "time's" person of the year issue will be on stands friday. thank you, nancy. >> thank you. >> we are joined now by "time's" person of the year, mr. president-elect donald trump. good morning. >> good morning.
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magazine will never pick me as person of the year. they proved you wrong. how do you feel about this? >> well, it's a great honor, it means a lot. especially me growing up reading "time" magazine. would have been lucky can enough to be on the cover many times this year and last year. but i consider this a very, very great honor. >> i'm interested to hear you say that. as nancy gibbs has said this year and in the past, the magazine has always been willing to say it was a p influenced events for better or for worse. so just confirming, you see this as a compliment, not a condemnation. >> as an example, when with you say divided states of america. i didn't divide them. they're divided now. there's a lot of division. we're going to put it back together .we're going to have a country that's very well healed and we're going be a great economic force and we're going to build up our military and safety and we're going to do a lot of great things.
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magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor. >> you are now 30 days into your transition. you've made a lot of news. last night, you made it official, that general mattis is your chase for secretary of defense. still open is secretary of state, probably the premier position in any administration. how close are you to making that call? i think fairley close. i think next week will be the time that i announce it. i have some other big announcements coming u t but we've met with really very good reviews of the people that i've chosen. i think that general mattis is going to be terrific. he's going to be absolutely terrific. it's a little bit outside the box. he's a tough cookie. we need a tough cookie. he's smart, he's brilliant, actually. as a tactician, he's brilliant. i really look forward to it. he's also a very high quality man. i flew with him last night to north carolina where we really
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tremendous crowd and i'll tell you, the crowd loves him. >> let me go back to secretary of state for a moment. i want to read off some of the names it's been reported you're considering, mitt romney, rudy giuliani, david petraeus, ambassador john bolton. have you now crossed any of those names off your list? >> well with, i think i have in my own mind. i don't want to say which ones, but i think i have in my own minds. there are some other ways of a great, great gentlemen, the boss >> max tillerson. >> he's built a tremendous company over a period of years with great style. >> let me go back to mitt romney. is he still under consideration? >> yes, he is. >> does he have a chance to become secretary of state? >> yes, he does. i've spoken to him a lot. we've come a long way together. we've had some tremendous difficulty together. i think we've come a long way. but the answer is yes, he does. >> so this isn't about some case of strippinging him along as
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cold for the comments he made during the campaign? >> no, it's not about revenge. it's about what's good for the country. and i'm able to put this stuff behind us and i hit him very hard, also, which is very nice that the press doesn't cover that. i'm very happy with that, actually. >> you picked a fight 24 hours ago with boeing about the new air force one project and the cost of that project, but you cited it over $4 billion. and you went on to say this, i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. now, that you think boeing is perhaps taking advantage of the american taxpayer. do you have any proof of that? >> well, i think the planes are too expensive. i spoke to a very good man yesterday, the head of boeing, terrific guy. we're going to work it out. but, you know, that's what i'm here for. i'm going to to negotiate prices. planes are too expensive and we're going to get the prices down. and if we don't get the prices down, we're not going to order them. we're going to stay with what we
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your comments about boeing -- by the way, shortly after you made those comments, the market value of boeing dropped about $1 billion in a matter of minutes before rebounding later in the day. but your comments on boeing came just a short while after an article came out where the ceo of boeing was critical of your trade policies. so was this, in the end, about the price of those planes or was this about retribution? >> well, only the planes because i didn't see an article where he was critical of tra my trade policies are going to be terrific. and by the way, we're lowering taxes in this country. we're getting rid of 90%, maybe 85% of the regulations which are stifling business. boeing is going to be a tre beneficiary of that and maybe even mostly regulations. i mean, people are more happy about the regulations even though we're massively cutting taxes for business. >> after you criticized boeing, "the washington post" has a headline today saying corporations are unnerved in
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let me go on to another subject but -- >> i think that's just "the washington post" because no matter bhau do, they'll never say good. and what happens is they're so unnerved that the stock market is at an all-time record since i've been elected and since i've been -- since i won the nomination, number one, we did well and after i won the election, you see what happened. in the history of our country with, there's never been an up this big after the election. i don't know how somebody said people are unnerved. it's just the op to go up. we have tremendous room, tremendous margin in our country. but we have to do things right. and i believe in free trade, but i don't believe in stupid trade. and stupid trade is when our companies all move out of our country, fire their workers and then come back in, matt, and sell their product back in with no retribution. i'm just saying very simply, if they want to fire their workers, move to mexico or some other country and sell their product into our country, they're going
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some news yesterday on a conference call where it was announced -- and i want to get your take on this -- that you sold off of your stock holdings and you did it back in june. is it true? and why are we just hearing about this now? >> i've then been a big person for the stock market, quite frankly. over the years, i bought stock. i bought them when they were doing, interest rates were so low. it almost seemed like it was very easy to predict -- >> why did you sell all your holdings in june? >> very much going be winning and i think i would have a tremendous -- a conflict of interest owning all of these different countries. >> so why not announce it back in june? >> oh, i let everybody know. i was never a big stockholder, but i bought a lot of different stocks and i had a lot of stocks before then, too. and what i did is i sold them. i just don't -- i don't think it's appropriate for me to be owning stocks when i'm making
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positively and one company negatively. i thought it was a confliction. >> speaking of things that are ly after winning the election, you said you were going to be much more restrained regarding twitter as the president because having fights on twitter would not be appropriate on twitter. i have not seep you backing off fights on twitter. you've targeted the cast of hamilton, the china, boeing, the media and "snl." is this proving to be a habit that you're find ago difficult time breaking? >> no. i think i am very restrained. and i talk about important things. we talk about china, their devaluation, their building this massive military fortress in the middle of the south china sea which they're not supposed to be doing .other things. frankly, it's a modern day form of communication between -- >> even when you're picking
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twitter, i have i guess more than 40 million people. and that's a modern day form of communication. i get it out much faster than a press release. i get it out much more honestly than dealing with dishonest reporters because so many reporters are dishonest. >> on that subject but on a lighter note, can we degree, president-elect trump, that at this stage it would be better for you to simply stop watching "snl" as opposed to watching it and then complaining about it? >> well, ite was a good show, but it's not a good show any more. first of all, nothing to do with me. there's nothing funny about it. >> why do you keep watching it? >> i like alec, but his imitation of me is mean spirited and i don't think it's good. i like him as an actor, but i don't think his imitation of me gets me at all .it's meant to be very mean spirited which is very biassed. and i don't like it. >> but you can't bring yourself
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going now and you look at the work they're doing, who knows how long that show is going to be on. it's a terrible show. >> i think it's going to do okay. let me end where we started. i mentioned to you "time" magazine says the person of the year and it has your picture and then the subheadline is president of the divided states of america. you referenced that a little while ago. what would you have written as the subheadline? >> well, i think putting divided is snarky. but again, it's divided. i didn't do anything to divide. and i will say this. i've now gotten to know president obama. i really like him. we have, i think i can say at least for myself, i can't speak for him, but we have a really good chemistry together. we talk. he loves the country. he wants to do right by the country. and for the country and i will tell you, we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things, but, you know, i
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and by the way -- >> i was fascinated to read in your interview that you say you actually talk to president obama about some of your possible appointments. >> i do. >> and the people you would surround yourself in the white house. >> sure. >> can you tell me specifically who you mentioned to president obama that you're considering appointing? >> well, i don't think that would be fair to him, but i have asked him what he would think of this one and that one. i've asked him what he thinks are the biggest problems of the country, what are some of the greatest assets going forward. and we have a very good dialogue. never met him before this and i never spoke to him before this. i really -- i do like him. i love getting his ideas. and i may differ in many cases i differ greatly. >> real quickly, though -- >> -- opposite. >> in one of those cases where you went to him for a specific person you had in mind for an appointment, did you go with his recommendation? i would say yes, i take his recommendations very seriously and there are some people that i
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case have appointed where he thought very highly of that person, yes. >> president-elect donald trump, "time" magazine's person of the year. congratulations. >> thank you very much, matt. >> all right. we're back with more of "today" on a wednesday morning right after these messages. hashtag "stuffy nose." hashtag "no sleep." i got it. hashtag "mouthbreather." yep. we've got a mouthbreather. well, just put on a breathe right strip and ... pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone. so you can breathe ... and sleep. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, stolen in seconds. we'll show you the handheld device 2450e6s are using to steal your car. >> completely lock, but when i hold this up to to the door, look, i open the door right up. >> what you need to know to protect yourself. plus, "o christmas tree," montreal tries to rival our famous spruce. this morning, the lopsided joy on intentionally spreading cheer. and the star-studded morning. >> are you a spy, catherine? >> am i a what.? >> i said are you a russian spy? >> no, sir. i'm not russian.
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studio 1a to talk about his new movie and the inspiring women wind it. and super model chrissy tiegen is here to shake things up in the kitchen with comfort food you'll crave. today is wednesday, december 7th, 2016. >> good morning, atlanta, georgia. >> whew! happy christmas, texas, from the plaza. we came all the way from florida, to visit the "today" show. merry christmas, y'all. ? this year ? >> shout out from florida. >> happy holidays from the "today" show. >> good morning again, everybody. welcome back to "today" a wednesday morning. we're in the middle of the first
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every morning, i'm sending her a picture of my own foot saying i'm fine, how are you. >> you're trying to rush her into labor. people keep tweeting, any news yet? we've not gotten any new yet, but when it comes, the you'll be the -- one, two -- maybe the fifth to know. one of the most talented men in hollywood, we're looking forward to a conversation with oscar winner kevin costner w feet. >> it looks like he's doing the mannequin challenge there. >> kevin, are you there? can you wave? >> there we go. it will be fun to talk to kevin. first you up, it's time for the news at 8:00. "time" magazine named president-elect donald trump as its person of the year, announcing the choice exclusively right here on "today." trump raethed, calling it a tremendous honor, although the magazine cover call is him
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our mission is to produce programs and online content for african women as they try to build their businesses and careers. my name is yasmin belo-osagie and i'm a co-founder at she leads africa. i definitely could not do my job without technology. this windows 10 device, the touchscreen allows you to kind of pinpoint what you're talking about. which makes communication much easier and faster you can configure it in so many different ways, it just, i don't know, it feels really cool.
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8:09. let's see what's trending on a wednesday morning. you know you're sometimes in a public place in a airport or restaurant, you think you see a celebrity, well b, maybe they're not. buzz feed has some photos of people who didn't realize they were not actually posing with famous people. these girls did not take the photo of ed sheeran, although it's a close look >> this guy did not meet hulk hogan. >> okay. that might be -- look at his arms. >> he may look like drake at first glance, but it's not drake. >> wow. >> how about this one? president george w. bush is not in that photo. >> who is?
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close. someone's dad thought he was pose, tina fey. >> okay. >> there's a guy in my gym who looks exactly like jeff rossen. i thought it was jeff. and i know jeff. he's like, come on. i didn't see that coming. >> big celebrity. >> you're welcome, jeff. let's move on. i know you guys will be wondering what will be the trendy food we'll be consuming in 2017. whole foods has release dollars its thinks will dominate store sales next year. the first one is wellness tonics. they're the drinks that have roots in alternative medicine, have apple cider, vinegar and alternative medicines. >> ginger. >> i have mint and ginger and a little stevia. >> it's like fermented, isn't it? >> i've moved away from that
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times. >> okay. next on our list, anything and everything coconut will apparently be the trend. coconut chips, coconut tortilla. i actually cook with coconut oil. >> and it's good on your skin. >> rub it on your belly. >> make your salad dressing with it. >> last thing b, purple foods. yes, if it's purple we'll be eating it, including purple call cauliflower, purple as spare guess. >> it's higher in had anti-oxidants. and it looks great. >> it is beautiful. >> wouldn't we all agree that this year's rockefeller christmas tree is a beauty. 94 feet tall, norway spruce. the city of montreal said it wod with outdo our tree this year. sorry to say, they fell short. the montreal tree is 70 feet tall.
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>> wouldn't you think in canada they could get a good tree? >> i know. and look what they did. the top is flat. it doesn't have a peaker or a -- >> you think it's on purpose, though? >> apparently this is an artsy neighborhood. i think they did this on purpose. >> i think they just thought, where is a tree that we could actually get through the door. >> or the mail slot. >> here we go, boys. all right. >> pretty good. how about some pop start. tonight is the night we've all been waiting for. nbc's production of "hairspray live" is just hours away and it promises to be our biggest live musical yet. the show features some of the biggest names in music. we have a video message from star derrick huff at last night's final run through. >> hi, guys. derrick hough here.
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you. the list goes on and on and on. it's amazing. we can't wait to show you it to you guys and this amazing and beautiful audience right here. >> awesome. >> the cast is amazing. >> catch "hairspray" live tonight at 7:00 central right here on nbc. >> hoda, you said your favorite one was -- >> my favorite what? >> musical. were we not talking about musicals? >> your reaction was -- i didn't mean to wake you. >> are there two moons in your plan haddette? >> where were you just now? >> she went to her happy place. >> what was the question? my favorite musical? >> your favorite live musical that nbc has put on. >> so far -- well, i love sound of music and now i'm waiting for this one. >> they actually have a live audience with this one. that was missing previously. >> there wasn't a live audience before?
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musical numbers, you're kind of like -- >> hoda, what's your favorite musical -- >> it's the little naps that are the best, isn't it? >> two more popstart stories, so you can go back to sleep right now. next up -- >> wow. >> whoa. >> motherhood is mellowing dylan. >> she's not kidding around. >> i think you had more time to space out. okay. ready? >> >> next up, milo ventimiglia is melting hearts on his nbc series "this is us." he talked to ellen about a scene involving push-ups, the inevitable happened, ellen challenged milo to create the scene with her. >> put my legs on the ground? >> yeah. >> float them. >> oh, my god. >> oh, wow. >> impressive.
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>> sure. >> ellen also gave the buddy push-ups a try and did a few with milo on top. >> you've got to help. >> holy moly. >> he's actually doing the push up. >> he's strong. now to some never had before seen video of beyonce that proves she was a superstar even at the age of 10. it shows queen bee performing in her tween band girls time. the video was thought to be lost for 20 years. it's now being auctioned off by expected price tag up to $3.8 million. or you can watch it right here. >> we left something out of trending. tamron hall was on tv yesterday morning on her msnbc show on dr. oz and on nightly. >> that's her favorite. >> dr. oz. >> i love that moment. >> thank you. >> sorry.
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now to some serious things here. rossen reports about thieves after your car. >> police say some have found a very easy way to steal your car. today, jeff rossen is here to show us. good morning. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. talk about bad timing. we're all out holiday shopping right now leaving our cars in bill big mall parking lots. when you lock your doors and set the alarm, you walk away thinking it's pretty safe, but experts have just uncovered a new device that could give criminals full access to car in seconds, even letting them drive away with it. they don't even have to break a window. this morning, we're showing you how it worked and how to protect yourself. >> brazen criminals caught on camera breaking into cars across the country. using some gadget, a mystery device that let's them right in. in california, this suspect using it to break in, stealing abdomen expensive bike. and in seattle, another suspect holding his backpack close to
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rossen reports first exposed this crime wave in 2013. police were baffled. >> this is bad in the sense that we are stumped. >> you're stumped? >> we are stumped. we don't know what this telling is. >> but now officials say they might have solved the mystery. this device that can fit in a small bag could be what thieves are using. but how does it work? >> we're about to show you how this works. here with roger morris from the national insurance crime bureau. and you think this may be the answer to yt these years. >> certainly could be a factor in the increase in thefts we've seen recently. >> so we're going to demonstrate this. this is a two-person job because the device comes in two different pieces, your piece and my piece. my producer here is going to play the victim. basically any one of you who park in a mall parking lot, any big parking lot. you and i are going to play the suspects. we would come over here and be in a parking lot talking amongst ourselves. meanwhile, you would park your car and here is what would
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locking my door like i normally would and just walking away. >> what she doesn't see, our suspect trails behind her with the device in hand, cloning the signal of her car's key fob. in just seconds. >> i got the green light. i've got a signal from the fob and i'm backing off. >> so his device automatically set the signal to my smaller device. this is basically the key to the car.. now, remember, the door is completely locked, but when i hold this up to the door, look, i open the door right up. and that's mott all. yes, i just started the car. so now i'm a thief in your car driving away within seconds. all because of this device. it's terrifying how fast this is. wow. >> and it's not just this car. our experts using the device on car after car after car, breaking into even starting 17 different makes and models. the alliance of automobile manufacturers telling nbc news
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security continued to be top priority and automakers have been working on multiple fronts to address security and enhance it. >> it was pretty scary. >> it is scary. technology has been driving down the theft rate for years and now thieves are using technology to perhaps drive it back up again. >> what can we do? >> park in a crowded area so at least it lessens the chance. if you see somebody suspicious around there, have second thoughts and maybe alert the police. . >> experts say there are likely several versions of this floating around out there right now. so you have to wonder why does this technology even exist? our expert bought it from a company in europe. that company says it is meant to be uses used as a tool to test how vulnerable different cars might be and say they won't just sell it to anyone, but officials worry clever criminals will find
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>> al, thank you. we have an update this morning on our ongoing series. >> we've been having fun with this. i he team up with shinola to create everything from date books to journals and stationary. first batch sold out in a matter of days. profits are going to the detroit edison public school academy. we may live in a digital age,
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nice about receiving one of those handwritten thank you notes. take a look. >> i'm writing a thank you note to my parents. >> the student's assignment, write to someone they were grateful to have in their live. >> i'm thankful to you for providing a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes on my body. thanks for disciplining me because i know you do it because you love me. >> a life lesson in gratitude and taking the time to write it down. >> dear uncle kevin. i'm thankful for you because you served for the usa. every day you put your life at risk. thank you, u >> dear dad, when you saved my life diving into that pool, it was outstanding. i could never thank you enough and i'm proud to call you my father. >> what sparked the assignment, the detroit edison public school academy wanted to thank me after hearing the profits from my "today" original would be helping my school. >> but the response i got was mrs. garvin, why can't we snap chat, why can't we instagram?
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fashioned thank you notes. i have a whole drawer dedicated to note cards and pieces of paper i use to say thank you. >> i had to explain to them about matt liking these handwritten notes and how special it was and they found that amazing. >> amazing is a great word to describe these children. according to the school, 100% of the students who graduate get accepted to colleges around the country. over 90% of them enroll. >> when i look at children and look at the learning math that have been proven writing skills, i'm thinking that could be the next person that can create the next shinola for detroit. >> multiply w squared and w to the fourth. >> we deliver quality education and it's so critical because every family in detroit can't say that. every school in detroit can't say that. >> i worked with shinola to create my today's "original." all the profits from any journals, watches, passport holders and thank you notes will
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these opportunities extend beyond the classroom, including dual enrollment scholarships that enable the students to earn college credits before they graduate from high school. >> many of those children are first time college goers in their entire family and they need full scholarships to be able to attend college. so this opportunity is immense. >> hi, guys. >> i traveled to the detroit edison public school academy to meet the students there. >> when a great pleasure to se you all. >> and we are elated that matt lauer is doing this for us. >> we brought samara, george, joshua and christina to shinola to show them the finished products that would be benefiting their school. >> here are some on the matt lauer's favorite colors. >> do we get any of this is stuff? >> guess what? you do. y'all want to get these
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>> that looks so nice in the corner! >> it's so cool. >> isn't it? >> great working with you guys. >> these are such impressive young people. so far, we have raised nearly $38,000 for the students at the detroit edison public school academy. we hope to raise even more now that shinola is back in stock with these products. to find out how to buy them, head to and next week, natalie is going to be today's original. >> keep the train going there. just ahead, we're filling studio 1a with superstars. kevin costner, chrissy tiegen, missy franklin all with us. how exciting that is that?
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?? we're back now, 8:30 on this wednesday morning. it's the 7th day of december, 2016. will you take a look at that. that's rita ora serving as our "today" show elf this morning, all part of our holiday toy drive. isn't that nice? >> by the way, she's the new
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"america's next top model" so we'll pick her brain and get some fashion advice from one of the most fashionable women out there. >> yes, she is. also ahead -- >> oscar winner kevin costner is here. he's going to talk about the remarkable true story behind his brand new movie. and then what does it take to raise an olympic champion? we love this girl, missy franklin. you may be surprised what went into that. we have our mom and her dad. they're always together, those three, but we'll talk to them. >> and a really interesting new teigen brings her crave worthy cooking to studio 1a, we cannot wait to try it. first on tuesday, we kicked off our clothing sale for charity with the real reel and get this, every single piece sold out in less than three hours. >> what? >> we raised $18,925 and every single dollar will go to every mother counts, a charity that promotes safe pregnancy and childbirth for women worldwide.
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>> thanks. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> let's look at today and show you what we have. we're looking at that arctic chill coming in, some lake-effect snow around the western great lakes moves into the eastern great lakes tomorrow. we're looking at plenty of sunshine through the gulf coast into the mid-atlantic states. windy conditions and wet in northern and central california, snow in the pacific northwest right on into more. more lake-effect snow around the great lakes. the arctic air moves into the midsection of the country. plenty of sunshine in the midatlantic states on into the getting cooler.
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get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. #awkwardsign. where are you from? >> my husband actually came up with it. >> he's a very understanding man. very nice. all right. matt, tamron. >> all right, al, thank you. oscar winner kevin costner stars in the new movie "hidden figures" based on three women who changed the course of nasa's space program. kevin plays the leader of the space task group who soon realizes he needs the help of a woman named katherine johnson to get his men into space. >> can she handle analytic geometry? >> absolutely, and she speaks. >> yes, sir, i do. >> which? >> both. geometry and speaking.
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for this data using the -- >> using the algorithm, yes, sir. i prefer it. >> kevin costner is with us. good morning, glad to see you. >> thank you. >> i think it has such a purpose and core that has meaning. please tell me i'm right. >> it's going to be about a lot some of them are outright comedies and some of them you go around and in certain instances you -- in an action movie you kill some people. but there are chances to make movies that kind of stay with you the rest of your life. certainly as i've gone through my life, there are movies when they're done at their very best become about moments you never, ever forget and i look for that because they have got to stand for something more than just an opening weekend. they have to stand for a lifetime because people are
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and "hidden figures" kind of had that dna, i thought. >> it's interesting the title is "hidden figures" because the stories of these women somehow seem to be hidden from us, hidden from the history books. this is based on real people who change pt world. most of us have never heard of them. >> and that's the purpose that movies and television can serve. people get lost in the pages of history. certainly these women did. there's a moment in our film says get me the girl. i go girl, what girl? he goes the smart girl. not the african-american woman, get me the smart one and that was katherine. you know, i kind of -- those are the kind of moments that give you tingles. >> i bet so. we said these are real women who changed the course, but your character was fictionalized? >> yeah, they couldn't get the rights so it was made up of about three people. when i first was approached with
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was -- i thought the movie was great. myself, i wasn't going to be in it because i said, look, i don't really understand this character. he's kind of here and there and all this stuff. and finally they admitted to me that it was -- well, the reason that is, is because we base it on three people. i said why don't we even this out and try to find a way to support this story and these three women and that's what we did. >> so tell me behind the scenes, you've worked with octavia spencer before but there you are with taraji p. henson, out with them, what was that like? >> the supremes. you don't know how to break the ice but all three of them were around me. i thought this is perfect. octavia and i, we have that relationship and it's a special one. so it was good to see them all work and taraji really certainly has a role of a lifetime. >> yeah, she does in this. there's a lot of math and technical things. how did that hit home for you? >> it doesn't hit home for me.
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these chin boogies like i understand and i don't understand anything. >> what's a chin -- oh, that's the chin boogie when you don't understand? >> you just -- mostly you learn a long time at that go just to be quiet and everybody will think you know what's happening but math has always been a real problem for me. >> and i started on that. >> no. >> you're funny. >> your dress outacted it. >> thank you, you're so sweet. this movie is brilliant. i saw it last night. it's out in christmas day and nationwide on january 6th. just ahead, olympic swimmer missy franklin and her fantastic parents on what it takes to raise a champion.
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this is going to be fun. 8:39. missy franklin is a six-time olympic medalist, five of those
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brought home five total medals. but missy's rise to the top was less than typical. she writes about it in a new book co-written with her parents called "relentless spirit, the unconventional raising of a champion." missy is here along with her mom and dad. it's so nice to see you guys again, it's been too long. something made me smile early in this book. you started swimming early. >> yes. >> and you said in the beginning the only reason you wanted to swim was not to compete, not to beat anybody,ot just made you happy. >> absolutely. and it still does. that's still the reason why i swim. but i just loved being in the water. you know when you get all pruny after being in the water for like hours, like that was my entire childhood. >> but as a parent, it's such a gift to have a child who just wants to have fun and be happy and is not going but i didn't win and didn't go fast. that makes it easier for you. >> absolutely. she loves it and we love to support her. it was great.
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happy because you were beating everybody? is that possible? >> that didn't hurt, but it was just being in the water. it's always felt like home to me. it's an element that i just feel so natural in and just so myself. >> parents get a bum rap a lot with youth sports these days, that they drive their kids too hard and they get too involved in their young sports careers. you talk about, dick, in the book a difference between motivating your child an enabling your child. will you explain that for parents at home. >> yeah, matt. motivating can be pushy, can be assertive, can maybe be taking your child somewhere where they don't want to go. enabling is looking for the lights to go on. we saw missy in the pool, we saw the lights go on, and we both together said whatever we can do to enable that love and that passion, we're going to do. there's a difference. >> as parents of a great athlete, you deal with the highs and you deal with the lows.
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parents watching for their kids to help them deal with disappointment? >> what we did was just be there and listen and let missy lead the way. there were numerous times we would talk, there were numerous times we would just listen. and i think that's what she appreciated the most. >> you dealt with disappointment. london was a high point in your career. >> yeah. >> you killed it. >> thank you. >> i know rio disappointment to you. >> absolutely. >> so when you came out of rio, how did you deal with it? >> in a lot of different ways. i had the most incredible support, which i was so grateful for, and it was a lot of reflecting on the experience because i didn't want to look at it and say this is something that hurts, it's painful to look back on, so i'm just going to ignore it. i wanted to look the ait as an opportunity to grow as a swimmer but more importantly as a person, so i've been trying to use that experience to look back and say what can i learn from
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>> you talk about it in a fascinating way in an interview. you said you felt like swimming broke up with you this summer and you were trying to rehabilitate that relationship. >> i thought that was relatable. >> absolutely. so where does the rehabilitation stand right now? >> you know, it's awesome right now. i'm in an incredible training environment that i love so much with incredible guys that -- it's just been a blast so far. right now my main goal is just to fall in love with the sport again and to, you know, keep that -- i guess rekindle fire in the relationship if we're sticking with that metaphor. >> you also say that there should be a six-month moratorium on a journalist asking an olympian about the next olympic games after the previous olympic games. >> at least six months. >> can i get in under the four-month deadline? are you going to be in tokyo? >> oh, my gosh, yes, just for you, matt. i would love to be. but right now like i was saying it's just every day i'm trying to enjoy the journey.
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part of that olympic journey with you. one of my favorite families. again, the book is "relentless spirit." up next, rita ora on filling tyra banks' shoes in the latest style trends. but first, on a wednesday
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we are back at 8:46 with today's after 12 years under the watchful eye of supermodel tyra banks, america's new next top model is back for a few season with a new host, this lady right here. voila. hello. rita ora, she's a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and one of our fashion favorites these days. rita is with us, good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> new season, new year. 23rd season. >> by the way, that intro was pretty hard to beat. >> you can beat it. i believe in rita.
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funnest experiences i've ever had. being kind of obsessed with fashion and having the kind of chance to really find the next superstar is so exciting. you know, it's like having the power of, i don't know, you have the hands that can really change someone's life. speaking to tyra and having the advice and, by the way, i was on that hotline, tyra, what do you think, what do we do? >> give me an example of what you asked tyra. >> i said is it normal to really fall for these girls and em and their stories? some of them are giving face, i mean they are really showing some great model experience. >> they want to be the next top model. >> exactly. and when i mean it's a competition, i've never seen anything like it. it's really, really dead serious. >> you always seem so happy. i cannot imagine you giving tough love, even with the love part on the end. >> sometimes when it has to happen, it has to happen. no, no. we have some great -- a great panel, you know what i mean, and everyone has their roles.
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you have to watch it. >> your panel is ashley graham, drew elliott and law roach, who is the -- is there a hierarchy of who's the truth teller, who's the hugger? >> i'm more of the mediator, i would like to say, but i think the panel might disagree. ashley definitely tells it how it is. but obviously we come from different backgrounds. ashley comes from a background of really being a proud woman and having that confidence that i want to give the girls. i come from a background of businesswoman and having something to do and say when you win the competition. the stylist really puts them into looking like a superstar. >> i want to brag on you for a second. let me just tell people, you've created 15 collections with adidas. you've got your own makeup line. you starred in campaigns for several top designers. you've got a new lingerie line, a new album out next year, a big movie, "50 shades." you're only 26. >> yeah. just turned 26, yeah.
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>> no. no, no, we don't sleep. but it's fine. >> you juggle it all. >> yeah, you have to. >> are you where you pictured your life at 26? >> no. the way i work is i just wake up and i just look and i just go. i don't think, you know. >> you don't think. >> what about you guys? >> well, i wish, that's the goal. i can't let you go without getting some fashion advice. it's like 30 below zero both have open-toe shoes on. sneakers or stilettos. >> stilettos. sneakers sometimes. >> fringe or fur. >> fringe. >> fringe? >> only because, you know, you want to respect the fur sometimes. >> faux fur. >> faux fur. >> you can do whatever you want. culottes or overalls. i might judge.
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and no worry about anything. >> you used to love her. what's her name again? this is redemption because i'm looking at your face and i think i know the answer. a bold eye or a bold lip? >> right now an eye but usually i'm a big red lip person. >> you have the most perfect red shades. red is hard. mini or maxi? the more that's hidden, the more you can play with. >> sequin or satin? >> satin. >> satin why? >> i think satin is more glamorous at nighttime. it's more mysterious. >> matte or velvet. >> velvet. >> all black or more color. >> i think all black. >> matt's plaid jacket or al's plaid jacket or neither? >> matt. i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. i can't answer that. i don't know, only because,
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>> i love you. thank you. rita said who would wear it. it's a draw. there you have it. by the way, you can catch the season premiere of "america's new top model" next week. up next, another stylish woman we love, chrissy teigen is here to do a little cooking in the kitchen. this is "today" on nbc.
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chrissy teigen is a very successful model and tv host. did you know her first love is food? >> who knew. >> her cookbook "cravings" is filled with great dishes your family is going to love. >> good morning. >> you are a foodie. >> i am. these are one of my favorite now. >> drunken noodles. here are the ingredients. >> the hoisen is really delicious. but put all these things in here. this is a whole shot of whiskey, brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce. i love the new dog, by the way. >> you like charlie?
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>> charlie is so amazing. you mix that up. i'm going to put these eggs in here. >> you do this in kind of phases. the sauces first, then the eggs, then the chicken. start to finish if i was doing this at home. >> 20 minutes. and it's all the stuff you already have in your fridge. >> making some scrambled eggs. >> pretty easy. very easy to do on a hangover morning, a sunday morning. >> a lot of this stuff will be in your fridge anyway. >> exactly. salt. i like dark meat but whatever you have on hand. i am a dark meat eater. >> i like dark meat. it has more flavor. >> toss that up, matt. i'll get these aromatics going. >> what's in there. >> scallions. when you start to smell it, that's how you know it's ready. >> what's the thing i said to you? >> what is that smell. >> you can really smell this
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>> we toss in the sauce you made earlier. all of our noodles. these are wide noodles. >> is the order crucial? save the eggs or chicken for last? >> no. there's no rhyme or reason. >> we've got some people downstairs. >> are you guys eating? >> hi, everybody. >> this is really good. >> i always feel so bad for you guys to have to eat this early every day. >> we love it. >> this is the best part. >> you put the noodles in p, put the >> toss it up. >> one minute left. >> new baby has taken it out of me. >> is she eating real food yet? >> no. well, she -- we're trying to do the stuff that babies tend to not love like the green beans and the broccoli before she tries anything great like bananas. you know how hard it was not to give her mashed potatoes over thanksgiving? it was killing me. >> i know, i know. >> we toss all this up here.
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>> i'm jealous, they're already eating down there. >> all right, guys. we've got bowls here. i'm going to try. >> your bowls are empty. >> the whiskey only kind of cooked off. >> just to remind you folks, this book is great. it's called "cravings." we're going to eat some more in a second. chrissy, thank you so much. happy holidays. coming up, holiday gift ideas for the women in at t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods, we've always believed the holidays should be about joy. where days are filled with magic, not madness. it's why we have amazing prices on thoughtful gifts, everyday.
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