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good morning. massive manhunt. . overnight the search intensifies for the gunman who shot two police officers. killing one of them near a college campus in georgia. the community on ck disturbing scene. shocking video showing a high school student in nevada armed with knives and lunging at class mates. before being shot and critically wounded by a campus police officer. was it excessive force? this morning, the boy's parents and police are speaking out. environmental disaster? controversy sparked by president-elect trump's pick to run the epa.
>> the ongoing lawsuit against the very agency he's tapped to lead. and his position on climate change putting a dark cloud over his nomination. and deep freeze. the brutal cold gripping much of the country intensifies as a new storm develops that will impact people from seattle all the way to boston. millions of americans bracing for snow and bitter temperatures. today thursday, december 8, from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on thursday morning, tamron's here for savannah. good morning unless you're living in casper, wyoming. >> it's brutal. >> look at al's map. >> it's minus 28 degrees. that's the air temperature.
this time yesterday. >> we kept asking, that was a real number? >> don't make it enough. >> al's going to talk about this polar plunge in a little while. let us begin with some overnight developments in that shooting two of officers near a college campus in georgia. the alleged shooter is on the run and the focus of an intense manhunt. kerry sanders has the latest, hi kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning matt. the autrities established a dragnet. they may have lots of hide, with daylight, they are confent they will find this man who they're accusing of shooting and killing one police officer and seriously wounding another. this rning, theearc for guan in souern g tensifies, thesu m quell lic cond arm ander accuse o shooting ofcerslingil one and icly injuring tother. overnigh officialsaise the ju after asking lembrick
unknown. the manhunt began wednesday morning when the two officers responded to domestic disturbance call. shots were fired. the officers hit, and lembrick took off. the nearby georgia southwestern university put on lockdown and students asked to stay indoors overnight. >> this is a very dangerous individual. we need to have him off the streets. >> reporter: police say lembrick is also wanted o kidnapping and other charges. this morning, more than 200 officers across different
>> it's a tragedy beyond words. it's one of our family members that's been taken from us. >> reporter: school buses are out this morning. parents are beingrged by lawmen if their children wait the bus stop becau he's considered armed and dangerous, accompany their children or take them to school themselves. tamron, matt. kerry sanders on the story, thank you. > now to the shocking video we showed you. a teenager armed with k being shot by a campus police officer. at a high school in reno, neva. thismorning, tha boy'sy famil speaking out and qstioning the fir'?zactions. nbc's sthanie is in reno, good morning. >> reporr:oomorning tamron. a fight turned life threatening quickly. now you have one of those students in critical condition at the hospital after being shot by campus policofficer. a quick warning, the images you
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>> reporter: er attorney told nbc news their priori i toocus the en's condion. questioned the shooting. yi, there are man queio happened andhat could he al force. toavoid thef believeionsere available to law enforcement that were not pursued. with the school on lockdown, worried parents waited for hours before bngreunited witir kids. authorities are in the process of interviewing dozens of students w to find out exactly what sparked the incident. preliminary information points to an altercation between the teen and another student. his son, d.j., is friendsh e boy who was shot. and is also concerned about the officer's use of force. >> he's actually a really good kid. he's got a really good heart. >> anybody's kid, you know, that gets shot. it would hurt. because you know, this doesn't
i mean, anything senseless in school just doesn't make sense. >> rorter: the friend of the with said that he was regularly buied and he believes that he brought those nooifs sool self-dense. that's certainly something police are looking at and they are asking for students or anyone else who has pictures or video of this fight, this incident, to turn it in. tamron, matt,acko you. >> thank youery much. >> it's the third stop on h post-election thank you tour. this as the latest pick for his administration comes under fire. nbc's national correspondent peter alexander, just a few blocks from us here at trump tower. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning, the latest pick among donald trump's most controversial just this morning. announcing his head of the epa as the oklahoma attorney general, friend and ally of the oil and gas industry.
dismantle president obams efforts to combat climate change. new details about president-elect's multimillion dollar business. to his two adult sons. but that he intends to keep a stake in the business. resisting calls to divest. daughter ivanka reportedly considering a leave of absence. the clear assigned the possible move with her husband to today's outrage over the latest administration pick. an agency he's currently suing. democrats denying him. are now lining up to oppose him. to. >> it's a sickening and saddening choice. >> this is certainly a fire. this is a really the worst case scenario. environmental groups too -- >> through his career has been spent undermining the agency he'seen chosen lead.
remains unswayed. >> attorney general prewitt has great qualifications and a good record as the ag ofoklahoma. >> reporter: trump's choice f nlly. more than four d military service. >> i think he's got a real knledghe issues,ut most, this n officer of judg.idoegrity andood epter:elno the aol star father, his son was kill in combat in2010. tasked to lead the small he former head of wwe, linda mcmahon. even though trump's wrestle mania days are in the rear. biionaires, and military generals. a freaked trumparge during the campaign. >> the generals have been reduced rubble. >> reporter: still overseas,
riendship that dates back decades. as for donald trump's plans for his business this morning, a trump spokesperson tells us nothing has been finalized. also overnight, trump ignited another twitter feud. this time after criticizing a local union boss that e carrier plant in indiana tha he visited last week. afteckr chu jones, the union boss claimed that hundreds of jobs at carrier would still be headed to mexico. chuck jones who is president of the united steel workers 1999 has done a terrible job representing workers,s noonder companies flee. the national steel workers union responding wng chucks a hero, not a scapegoat. you, others know about carrier because of his, our members tireless work since day one to save all jobs there. jones tells nbc news he's been harassed and threatened since trump's twitter attack.
and now to the arctic blast that has temperatures plunging coast to coast. morning, tens of millions of people are in the deep freeze. and a new winter storm packing plen of snow is firing up. nbc's ron mott is in the very cold and snow write chicago for us this morning, hi ron. >> reporteood morning. the calendar still says fall for another 13 days, but that did is not stopping old man winter from barging right on in. the first major blast of super crossed the border from canada, revealing a sudden new reality this morning. winter's come knocking early and it's packing a punch. especially in north dakota, already over a foot of snow. and still a mountain of problems. >> some of the main new fairs we have car stuck on them. we're trying to get that cleared off too. >> reporter: in denver, whiteout conditions slowing travel to a trickle. in kansas city, slick roads and sidewalks made for uneasy
the difference in the last 24 hours. we have had an 11 degree temperature drop in oklahoma city. albuquerque, 15. 17 drop in denver where right now the air temperature is minus two, and we've got more coming. now there's no wind blowing right now in casper, so the windchill is the same as the air temperature, same in denver, but omaha, it feels like seven below. seven in chicago. st. louis, ten, even as far south as little rock, it's 27 degrees right and what looks like in the next 24 hours we're really going to see the bulk of the cold air. minneapolis, bottom out at 17 on friday. today, kansas city, friday, chicago, you'll only be at 23. i mean, we make our way toward the end of the week and into the northeast. boston, 30 degrees. 40 in new york. 41 in d.c. charleston, 32. look, even as we get down to the south. you can see those temperatures still awfully chilly.
up, up to a foot through today, but we're not done yet. it's going to continue through the day tomorrow. before it's all over, we're talking snowfall amounts one to two feet. the lake superior, one to two feet. lakon tear row, the big one where we see over three feet of snow in some spots. under winter weather advisory. portland schools are closed today. seattle schools. there are some closings and some delays. they could pick up anye the mountains up to a foot and a half. and as ron mott kind of mentioned. we've got siberian excess coming middle of next week. >> dogs and cats living together. >> mass hysteria. i haven't told you about twinkie yet. >> ever see him so excited? >> never. we're in pain. columbia, south carolina, officials are searching for an escaped inmate. the officer was stabbed multiple
shoplifting call at a walmart last night. officials are looking for michael williamson. he was caught on surveillance camera before the stabbing. he had escaped earlier in the day from a prison about 80 miles away where he'd been serving a life term. together to police, the officer is recovering from those injuries. we have an update now on the devastating wild fires in tennessee that killed 14 people. two juveniles are now in custody and they're charged with arson. the suspects haven't been identified because they are minors. thed month. they destroyed or damaged more than 2,400 buildings in the gatlinburg area. you think about buying a car, listen up. the highway safety awarded 82 new vehicles the top safety picks for 2017. toyota and the luxury brand lexus led all automakers with nine models making the list. honda had five. the institute toughened standards for headlight performance this year and only
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all right. 7:30 now on a thursdaymorning, 8th of december, 2016. nice crowd outside on a slightly chilly morning. not as the untry. we're happy about that. and we expect to see an even bigger cro tomorrow when pharrell williams takes over our concert stage outside. if you're in the area, come own don. that's going to be first down. inside studio 1a. here are the stories making headlines. massive manhunt under way in goo for the man who shot and killed one police officer and wounded another. it happened near the campus of georgia southwestern state university. the suspect identified as 32-year-old minguell kennedy lembrick.
reward for information leading to his arrest. president-elect trump will be in iowa tonight for a stop on his post-election victory tour. in the meantime, the "new york times" is reporting this morning that mr. trump is considering handing over his real estate company to his adult sons during his time in office, but, they say he intends to keep a stake in the business. and in a new report being released by the u.s. surgeon general's office today, e-cigarettes are being called an emer p young people. the report says while more studies are needed, too many teens are using them and that could lead to a new generation addicted to nicotine. we're going to begin this half hour with new insight on the mistrial declared in the trial of a former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in south carolina. for four days, the jury deliberated over the fate of michael slager, but could not reach a unanimous decision. dorsey montgomery served as the
gentlemen, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i'm doing fine, thanks. officer slager said he feared for his life. he fired to protect his own life after he thought walter scott had gained control of his taser, we -- so many people have seen that video, that cell phone video mr. montgomery that shows mr. scott in the back as he ran away. when you got into that jury room after the trial, how did you deal with that? >> well, at first we the evidence that's been presented and looking at the video, of course the video is something that is very shocking. so not knowing everything that we know now, of course we can speculate, but after seeing the video and the evidence, we understand just label the different now. >> do you personally -- when you prepared and started deliberating, were you prepared to kick the officer slager? >> at that point in time, yes. that the point in time.
murder. after we looked at the evidence and read the laws that was presented by the judge, he didn't do anything malicious. he had manslaughter. a brief disturbance and reason for that moment. so based on the law that would be classified under manslaughter. voluntary manslaughter. >> it was reported that there was one lone juror who held out, you say that that was not the case. this was an evolution of a number of pe >> that's why i'm here to correct that and speak up for my jurors who were with me in the deliberation room. i come to find out that the media miss construed that letter when that letter was submitted o than friday, it was because we had one individual who was just deadlocked that he wasn't changing, yet we had five other individuals who were undecided. and so because of that, we went and when the judge asked me, that i believe we could have deliberated just a little bit more to see if we could suede
a decision. >> you're referencing a letter sent to the judge on friday where the juror said that he or she could not in good conscious consider a guilty verdict. how did that juror explain that sentence, that letter to you. >> he just had his own convictions. and i'll leave that right there. >> you're the only african american on that jury, correct? >> i was. >> 11 other jurors all white. do you think race played any role in the deliberations and the outcome >> due to the society that we flif, race will always be a factor, but at that point in time, i do believe some jurors will have that in their mind, but the majority of them didn't have anything in reference to race that may have played a factor in the decision. >> let me bring in your attorney. ross, there's been a lot of talk about race, but also how jurors see police and the difficulty in coming to a conclusion to convict an officer involved in a shooting.
his life. how -- >> did what his training told him to do. >> how, in your experience, do jurors process that firsthand account from officers? >> they'll take under consideration what the officer says, of course, but the people have a preconceived notion as to what police should and will do. regardless of whether or not they've obviously never been in a similar situation, but the people of these preconceived notions of what do, thathey ll do under intense circumstances -- and i can't really speak to what the officer in question did or why he did what he did. >> mr. montgomery, walter scott's mom after the mistrial, it's not over until god says it's over. what would you say to walter scott's mom? >> at this point in time, i believe that justice shall come forth. and whatever that outcome is, it's what the outcome shall be.
in this particular part of it, but whatever the outcome will be, that is what the outcome shall be. >> mr. montgomery, we appreciate the time. >> mr. miller, thank you as well. let's g to al with the forecast. >> all right. we were talking about that next batch of cold air that's coming in. this arctic blast. we're calling it the siberian express, the air does emanate from over the pole back in siberia. we're talng by today, below average. friday, saturday, sunday, by tuesday, we're talking 20 to 30 degrees below average across the plains into the mid-mississippi river valley. look at some of these temperatures. these are going to be air temperatures. minneapolis, 7, sioux falls eight and bismarck will be four below and it's going to get even colder on wednesday. as you can see, we've got lake effect snow around today. we're also looking at heavy snow
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say that 2016 has been an eventful year from the election to the olympics and pop culture craze, people took to social media to share their thoughts and reactions. >> before savannah left for maternity leave, she sat down with facebook's chief operating officer sheryl sandberg. >> last year, i remember the number one topic was the u.s. election. this year, not surprising, number one topic on facebook, the u.s. election. >> people come to fack the top list is always a reflection of those moments, everything from the election to black lives matter. and the stuff in between like chewbacca mom. people took to facebook to share what they care about. >> this was a global list but the u.s. election was number one. after the election, facebook itself found itself in the news because there was a criticism that facebook played a role in disseminating some of this false
in retrospect, looking back on it, do you feel like that's something that facebook and mark zuckerberg have come to realize was more of a problem than originally thought? >> well, we've been working on this for a long time and we've taken important steps but there's a lot more to do. we know that people don't want to see hoaxes on facebook and we don't want to see hoaxes on facebook. and so, we're working on it because misinformation is something we take seriously and continue to iterate on. >> did it play a bigger role than you expected or thought in retrospect? >> there are claims that it swayed the election and we don't think it swayed the election, but we take that really seriously. we're working with third parties, helping to label false news, doing the things we can do to make it clearer what's a hoax on facebook. >> it's complicated because facebook's philosophy has always
wrestle with in terms of finding a solution but keeping this free marketplace of ideas that i know facebook treasures so much? >> of course. anything at the scale we're operating on is complicated, but there are a lot of things that are going on on facebook, you've seen this year, which show people taking the steps to connect that matters to them. so, one of the things that happened thisear in the election, but didn't happen before, was facebook live. we didn't have it last time there was a u.s. election and that meant that people could connect to the video moments like the debates right from and so, that's also part of what's happening with black lives matter. black lives matter has been happening for years. this was the first year it broke into the top ten on facebook and we think that's partially because the power of live helps people bear witness. >> tt'shy the top ten list is always kind of interesting because there are some very serious and substantive things that we see on the list and then we see number three, pokemon go. so that was huge on facebook this year.
was certainly hard to get my son to pay attention to me while driving in cars since pokemon go and there were 7,000 groups on facebook. our number one facebook live this year was chewbacca mom, viewed 160 million times. the laughing was infectious and there was something about the power of video watching her laugh that really brought people in. >> and then of course there's the olympics. clearly a true global event, a big item on the list, i think it was number six this and you do see the whole world rooting for the home team. >> that's right. and people coming together around sports and around the competition. we also had gre personal meike michael phelps announced his retirement on facebook during the olympics. helping people connect to what he was doing, much as athletes did all over the world. >> and number nine and ten on the list really speak to facebook's role as kind of a meeting place and a community. a place where our culture gets together, obviously, the passing
and really a place for people to share their mourning and their remembrances. >> absolutely. and we see that over and over again. we see people connecting with the big moments, connecting with the small moments and sharing the things that matter to them. >> sheryl sandberg, it's always fun to look back through the eyes of facebook. thank you so much and happy new year. >> and by the way, for the full list of facebook's most talked about topics, just head to today.com. >> and just ahead, the highlights from last live production of hairspray. i love this. here on nbc. nd what you'rein a the pick of dald p as meerson of the year. we'll fill you in on that, but first, these messages. s as you r i've been lurking inside you since you had chickenpox. i could surfacanimas a paful,stering rash onin thrpleoin theire,ifim
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it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, that's the ticket. >> let's start this thing. >> hoda goes undercover as a meter maid handing out fake parkingck ticket. >> what? >> but wait until you see what these unsuspecting drivers really get. >> thank you! plus, "hairspray's" highlights, best moments from last night's live production of the broadway hit. and a reason to smile ? whenever i see your smiling face i have to smile myself. the one and only james taylor swings by studio 1 a to
today, thursday, december 8, 2016. >> michigan loves "today." >> go hawkeyes. >> hey to all our family and friends in parkville, louisiana. ?? >> all the way from housn, texas, we're excited to announce it's a$y boy! >> happy holidays to all our family and friends in louisville, kentucky. we're back now, 8:00 on a thursday morning. it's the eighth day of december, 2016. this is a good crowd. >> it sure is. >> it's a little -- you can feel some moisture out here. little damp. >> it is. but it's -- it's feeling like christmas.
savannah is on maternity leave, we got dylan, hoda kotb, al roker. >> this morning, i got here a little early and got to hear james taylor warming up. he sounds absolutely fantastic. h his wife is one of the back-up concert. we're ready for his >> first a check of the headlines. it's that time. good morning, and this morning, we begin with the latest from the prid today, donald trump will head to ohio to meet with first responders after last week's attack at ohio state university. after that it's off to iowa for the third leg of his thank you tour and he'll be joined by iowa's governor, now named his new pick to be ambassador to china, all of it amidst new questions about how he will handle his business and how he handles his twitter account. >> reporter: he's promised to put a wall between his business
the future president may keep a stake in the trump organization. "the new york times" ru may not ful ve and is now considering handing or theeigns to his sons, donald jr. and eric. the times also reporting ivanka trump may take a leave of absence from the trump organization, sparking more speculation she's headed to washington to advocate for her o been finalized and we look forward to discussing further on december 15. all of it?? as one of the president's newest picks for his cabinet courts controversy. trump's choice to lead the epa is kurchtly agency.thea a galtt wille tapped by trump to lead the environmental protection ency the pickf a c?limate changedoubter, may be the cleaign yethe incg administration will try to down
environmentalists and others slamming the pick wit one1 of trump's top aes brushing off the backlash. >> we're very acustoms to the nay sayers and thecrits. and in another agency, multiple srces familiar with the decision tell nb news retired general john kelly will head the department of homeland security. the four star retired marine general with a painful personal connection to the war in afghanistan, his son killed there in 2010. >> to lose imagine anything worse than that. >> reporter: and over at the small business administrath, idt'sosin?t long-time supporter linda mcmahon. she's the former wwe head behind wrestle mainer. chuck jones claimed hundreds of
mexico. trump tweelted, chuck jones has done a terrible job representing workers. no wonder companies flee. the national steelworkers union responding, chuck is a hero, not a scapegoat. you, others, know about carrier because his members' tireless woce day one to save all jobs ther jones tells nbcewse' been harassed and threatened since trump's twitter attack. today, we also expect to hear from the president-elect's former campaign she are trip to shin speak at eitunveiling on the curnt outg r minyer,lead hry re,hori. >> tuesday, we told you about the michael slager mistrial in south carolina. wewed shon image from a protest unrelated to that case. we've removed the image from our story on today.com and regret the error.
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s> we'reacow08 soph verra being sued by the trust representing her frozen embryos. >> it's the latest twist in the legal battle with her former boyfriend. hoda is here with more. >> the story is going on and on. nick lobe is not a plaintiff, but he's been fighting to get custody of the embryos and use a surrogate toarry them over vergara's objections angeles, but the lawsuit was filed in louisiana. a state that actually allows embryos to file lawsuit. lobe would be their sole parent. sophia verra&a nick lobe haven't beer s tog 2014. she's now married toctor joe m l ngie the ns not on it.
battle over the future of tir embryos. the suit asks for lobe to@?@ ree fl of the embryos and seeks to define vergara as an egg donor. her lawyer responded with a statement. lobe apparently thinks that h? will garner sympathy from the publicnd the courts through his latest maneuver. one that we believe will also result in failure. the statement noting that the eggs are stillechnically pre-embryos. if it is a family surrogate and create one without dragging vergara through another unnecessary legal battle. a trust was created the fertilized eggs in louisiana, which has laws that allows an embryo to sue a person. the suit claims that by preventing them from being born, vergara is depriving those future children of their inheritance. >> the caveat is that the state
anextreme, bizarre kind of case, in louisiana judge could very well say, i'm going to protect the lives of these two brs.epor declined to utling, tol last year heourt embryos arerity >> they're already al eronhetehe embr?yos could bughte b to term woth parties coent. >> tt'iggest he hacase. and to prevail in his new louisiana ca the go to say, thatntsn't matter. >> again, they were never maie from her first iage rrnow legal experts say if a louisiana j aca
>> online? >> what do you say? >> i think i may go back and forth. sometimes i say online sometimes i say inline. >> online is phone call or on the internet, in line, yeah. >> back in the day when i learned to say online, it was on that line. >> that imagine their line that everyone's standing on. >> do you think people go in line because of what online means something else? >> that's a smart observation.
it does not continue to be a dispute. james taylor, if someone comes to see your concert, do they wait online or in line? >> in line. >> yes. >> are you sure? >> i'm sure. >> you're positive? >> yeah. >> is it? >> new england. >> he's a new englander. >> yeah, my husband gets on, it's in line. but i'm in texas, and i say inline. >> maybe it's a southern thing too. >> maybe it's an all around thing. >> maybe it's just a me thing. >> james, they could buy online. >> well, that's true, but if they were waiting in a line, they'd be in line. in line. >> okay. >> more about it. it's said. >> done, it's written, it's law. there is no single right answer depending on where you live. most people say in line, but tlrl parts of the country where people say online. i don't think that matters because we have james taylor >> my phone service. >> oh.
other words and phrases. caramel or caramel. i say caramel. tennis shoes or sneakers. >> sneakers. >> tennis shoes. i'm southern. >> even if you're playing basketball in them. >> that's what i grew up saying. this is the troeshl, pecan or pecan. >> i say pecan. >> you are a nut. >> sandwich you call it a sub, a grinder, hoegy. >> sub. >> sandwich. >> that's a philly thing. >> yeah. >> wedge. >> or a pough boy. >> that's a fried sandwich. >> come on now. >> that's different between a sub and a pough boy. >> this time of the year, everyone's out at the mall christmas shopping. what do kids do? kind of run off from your parents and get lost in the crowd. one dad has found a smart way to deep track of his baby daughter. her name is jordan.
belt loop. he knows exactly where she's doing. >> smart. >> jordan's posting all kind of parenting solutions on the interface. how to dad. >> what if more people start doing that? >> come here sweetie, oh, that's not you! >> your luggage on the conveyor belt. check the tag thoonl kid. >> dylan, how about pop start? >> and let's get started with the show that kept hoda up last night. nbc's production of hair spray maddie make the most of the lead role. tracy and everyone's talking about the power house duet between jennifer hudson and ariana grande. >> that was good. ?? ?? >> you have the show the dancing. >> what dancing.
kristen, harvey, and derek huff. next live musical next december. jennifer lopez tweeted this teaser video saying she is so excited. >> she's in it? >> yeah. >> announced it on pop start. >> are you excited? >> was i sitting here? >> that was yesterday's first story. and next, to one of the most anticipated movies of 2017, baywatch. a big screen classic starring zach efron. we have an exclusive look at the first trailer. >> martin is the elite of the elite. we're the heart and soul of this very beach. we protect when otherple don't want to protect. and we go above and beyond. >> help me! help! >> if you want me, semi-truck
>> is the whole thing on slow mo. >> this is nothing like the tv show. >> that's what i thought. >> well some of it's like the tv show. woman running on the beach. >> slow motion. >> i never saw david hasselhoff jump into a flaming ocean. maybe i missed that one. >> i can't help but think of matt lauer. >> keep going. keep gog. >> you can wait just until memorial day weeke bause that when it hits theaters. to see full trailer, che out today.com. and finally who wore it best? these are fun photos of the here's drew berrymore and kate middleton both looking gorgeous. same dress on the same day. andendall jenner and rihan in ?ar >> what are the odds? >> very strange they bothked at outfit. that isour pop start. one rr?? seinfel or?? tamron hall?
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button cam. >> i'm sorry about that. >> excuse me. >> transmit to your ear. >> six inches from the curb. you get a ticket. >> regular voice? >> no. >> yes. >> i'm going to judge. >> that's better. >> hey yo, talk to the judge. >> no. >> with that settled, i a officially on duty. >> they are expired by the wa i soon forget -- >> one minute left on his meter. >> that this is not my day job. >> you've got no time, put some money in there. >> yes, i'm helping ciz nothing compared to the joy i'm about to spread. i'm sorry, guys. >> we're leaving. >> sorry. >> i just -- >> you're too far from the curb and your meeter is not set. >> are you serious? i just parked the car. >> read your ticket. >> and we're off. >> ma'am, you've got to open your ticket. >> what? >> you've got to open your
>> what? >> is this a joke? why are you doing this? >> just for you. >> i feel so bad, i just yelled at you. >> just for you. >> have a good day. >> wow, thanks. >> you're welcome. bye-bye. >> i thought i'd give you a ticket. you're too close to the curb. this has t >>takete it to find -- youpen it? >> what is this? >> it's a random act of kindness, enjoy yourself. >> thank you. >> enjoy yourself. bye-bye. >> i was really going off.
thank you! >> oh god. i'm exhausted. i think people might want to kill me. >> some folks have no idea what to make of the situation. you read your ticket, right sir? >> i'm trying to understand it really. >> looks to me like you got two tickets to see the knicks. >> oh yeah. >> looks like you're in section 112, row 22, seat six, you've got two tickets. >> oh. >> to see the knicks. >> no, sir. have a good day. >> thank you very much. god bless you. >> some get it right away. >> what! what! >> oh wow. >> i just. >> reporter: i just have to give you that ticket. that's the ticket for you. >> this lucky lady scores orchestra see the seats to the
she seems pretty cool with that. luckily, after they figure it out, all is forgiven. >> going to see that. >> oh my god. >> thank you. >> thank you, whoever this is from. >> hello. why are you ticketing me? >> the best exchange is with a guy who was already having a really bad day. >> hello, i'm talking to you. >> please read the ticket, sir. please, read - want -- okay, okay. >> oh my god. >> oh my god. i'm so sorry. i apologize. oh my god. >> it's all right. >> he even comes back to find me, vowing to pay it forget. >> i am so upset right now.
somebody. >> i am. >> a little mischievous, maybe, but in the end, i hope it's a reminder that it pays to be kind, and to feed the meter. >> that was the sweetest thing done in a long time. >> you've got it. >> thank you. >> i love that. >> i love this. >> i love this. >> you know what the people, you sort of understand why people who give tickets are tough because people come at you. we to want thank ticket master and live nation for providing those, and guess what you guys. i have some extra tickets. i've got -- >> who wants ariya da grande? right here. >> who wants to go to jimmy fallon. jimmy fallon. >> jimmy fallon! >> ringling brothers. >> you've got it. >> go to the side.
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back now, 8:30 on a thursday morning, december 8, 2016. and a big thank you to everyone donating to our annual holiday toy drive. look at this this morning. they're getting to their donations to taraji. henson. >> of course, we love her as the one of a kind cookie on empire. and now the new powerful film hidden figures. we're going to talk in a moment. then james taylor is here to perform some of his biggest holiday hits live in studio 1a. and the football food at it's finest. the recipes you're going to need if you're watching the game tonight or over the weekend. all right. first mr. roker, check of the weather.
arctic cold and looking into the weekend for tomorrow, frigid conditions in the plains. lots of snow in the pacific northwest. wet weather there as well. then as we move on into saturday, snow spreads into the upper plane plains, more snow back to the northwest and into the cascades, sunshine, but chilly. sunday, sunday, snow stretching from the plains on into the great lakes, we're also looking at wet weather and more snowy withins through the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine through the lots of nice people here. what's your names? >> pam and john. >> where are you from? >> florida. >> all right, wish you were back there today? >> no. >> we're glad you're here.
that's your latest weather. and coming up tonight, we've got all your football action you need right here. kansas city chiefs, that's right, they're going to be taking on the -- oh, look out, the raiders. clear skies in kansas ci it is going to be bterly cold at arrowhead stadium. 18 degrees, a windchill of nine below. raiders versus chiefs, thursday night football night in america starting at 7:30, bundle up to watch. >> bundle up indeed, sir, thank you. taraji. henson nabbed a role for empire
now katherine johnson in the missouri "hidden figures." real life math my tigs helped to advance the space program while facing opposition due to gender and race. take a look. >> i will have you know that i was the first negro female student west virginia university graduateschool. on any given day, i i analyze the levels for air displacement, friction, and velocity. and compute over 10,000 calculations a hand. so sa, mr. johnson, it's not because we're in skirts, it's because we wear glasses. >> oh, taraji, good morning. as the kids on the internet say, black girl magic. >> aw.>> but this is girl magic. this is allngs celebrating really that independent spirit. >> uh-huh. mtindependent woman bring kno
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the cit concert series on today is presented to you by citi. 8:44, we're back with one of our favorites, james taylor. earlier thisweek, he was onef the hon rears. 's also celebrating the. hntid of his holiday album, james taylor at chstmas. laes a gentlemen, james taylor. ?? ?? cueeut reindeer singing songs o ?ver, w
holiday album. were you releasing it on vinyl, thank you, i'm a vinyl guy. do off favorite sole judge on that? >> i love that song we just did of joni mitchell's "wish i had a river." that's a beautiful tune, but there's -- that's the thing about christmas is the music is so great. and from carols to sort of standard christmas stuff and yeah, it's a rich -- it's a great bag of si your adorable wife. >> thank you. >> she's got to be an inspiration for some of your songs, huh, james? >> yeah, she is. i've written a number of songs about kim now. >> well, that's -- >> kim is blushing. there you have it. and were you blushing at the kennedy center honors? quite the crowd ensembled there. where are you keeping the medal. >> service surreal, it's in my suitcase. >> still?
>> heading off on this ball park tour. which is a better ball park, fenway or wrigley. don't answer wrong. you don't to want get booed when you get there. >> doyle another analysis this summer. we'll check them both out and i'll get back to you on that. >> they're about to play one of our favorite songs, it's called "only one," james taylor. ?? ? you are my only one, you are my only one ? ? don't believe in me now, now
? i've got two long legs like to carry me look for the light ? ? i've got two strong arms to hold on tight, two good friends on my left and my right ? ? you're the only one, only one ? ? you are my only one, you are my only one ? ? i'm telling you now, now you're my only one ? ? so there's only one road for me, too many turns in the wings ? ? thousands of things to do today, millions of moments i
? and you you are my only one, you are my only one ? ? don't believe in me now, you're my only one ? ? taking for granted and pushed as place to run and hide ? ? missing the decision of all the dreams, getting deep inside of every memory seems like dreams ? ? hundreds of hopes in the past ? ? nevertheless it was never the
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