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year. with music and fireworks lighting up the night surrounded by family and friends, the world greets a newear today, friday, january 1st, 2016. good morning, everyone, welcome to today, a brand new year on this friday morning. happy new year guys. >> happy new year. >> good to see you. here we go again. we finished a period where we looked back at the stories in 2014 and now we gear up for what lies ahead we already know one of the stories dominating that includes the presidential race. we'll break down where things are standing and we'll tell you what you can expect moving forward this year. >> also we will revisit the top stories for the year that was with a look at how we covered them here.
let's get the story of the moment. chanel jones is in this morning. good morning and happy new year. >> officials are still trying to figure out what caused a massive fire that engulfed a high-rise hotel on new year's eve. it's blocks away from the world's tallest building where they held a new year's eve fire celebration despite smoke from the fire. the 36 story hotel and apartment building caught fire a couple of hours before the midnight fireworks show. according to officials 14 people were injured in the fire. >> the new year's eve party went on in germany after a threat. they received information about a concrete threat of an isis susz side attack. still thousands of people flooded the city streets at midnight to welcome in the new year. back home an alleged isis supporter is arrested and
attack in upstate new york on new year's eve. he went to a walmart on tuesday to buy supplies for the operation. they bought ski knives, duct tape and ammonia. some communities are bracing for the peak of flooding that already damaged homes and businesses. miguel is in st. louis. >> good morning. the mississippi river has been cresting overnight. it is still slowly rising in this area. there's good news and bad news here. let's start with the good news. there's not been catastrophic damage and most of the heavies in this area are holding however there's plenty of bad news as well. about 150 homes in this area have been damaged. nine levies have topped over. there's certainly considerable destruction here. death toll is at about 20 with four more people still missing. it will be another day when people are on edge up and down
river crests. the big question will be will the river banks and levies hold in the days ahead. back to you. >> thank you. and then there were two. college football's national championship game is now set. alabama had no problem at all in it's cotton bowl match up against michigan state. jay coker threw a pair of touchdowns for the crimson tide in the 38-0 win and in the orange bowl it was top ranked clemson with a big victory over oklahoma. the tigers scored three touchdowns in the second half and went on to win 37-17. clemson and alabama will play for the national title on january 11th. let's take a look at the weather. much of the nation will be dry for new year's day. it will be mainly sunny and cool in the west. areas in southern texas and new mexico will see clouds and rain mixed at times with sleet. parts of the southeast will also see rain from florida, the florida panhandle to the carolina coast. around the great lakes expect breezy and cold conditions with lake effect snow.
overnight, with winds from 8-18, that's a look at the weather on this new year's day. now back to savannah. >> chanel, thank you so much. we're getting 2016 started by looking ahead to the year in politics and the fight against terror as well as the economy. >> as we mentioned the marathon race to the white house is getting more intense with the iowa caucuses fast approaching. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of meet the press. happy new year. good to see you. >> finally. >> this is the election year. everybody is talking about it. it's still fluid. before we get to the individuals in the race, chuck, at what point in the coming year will things start to really take shape? >> actually i think it's going to take a long while.
it may be finally in labor day it will take shape. this is the culmination of 15 years of voter anger and mistrust and it's all culminated in this career. this is why we have donald trump. >> let's get specific about that. by the way, last year at this time donald trump was not on your list of people that we would talk about. >> we didn't take it seriously. >> it's amazing to see how he dominated the political calendar. so the question is what is his path to nomination? >> it's to keep winning. his is simple because there's so many forces trying to stop him. if he is at all short a party will do whatever it takes preventing him from getting the nomination. he's not ever going to be a compromise candidate. he's not going to see people rally around his side to say he's better than x.
stopping him. >> if we talk about ted cruz then he is also a controversial figure even within the republican party. do you see him as some kind of a compromise? >> i don't. but trump made him look that way. if there was no donald trump we would be talking about the top ted cruz movement in the party and everything it would take to stop ted cruz from getting the nomination. which has the establishment panicked. we can't kill them both. people say i can't believe we might have to accept the idea of a cruz nomination. but here's what one republican said to me. at least you know on any given day what cruz might say and you can prepare for it in advance. yes he may be too far to the right to win a general election but he'll at least be disciplined and they think -- trump you have no idea what he might say. >> early states are important. let's talk about marco rubio. perhaps he's the republican that hillary clinton's campaign fears the most.
>> it depends on how he finishes. look, he can make progress if it's 3rd in iowa. 2nd in new hampshire, and it looks like it is a movement. bill clinton did it this way. he didn't win either iowa or new hampshire. he made progress and 2nd was a victor for him but he has to win somewhere. eventually you have to start winning. i think he has made a mistake and we'll see if this month plays out differently. he made a mistake almost cedeing iowa to cruz. i don't know if anybody can stop him. >> fewer questions on the democratic side. i want to go to the last 12 months of the obama presidency. what might we expect to see from president obama that he would really want to be part of his legacy. >> well, it's funny, we're going to find out in less than two weeks. we'll have an earlier than ever state of the union and i have been promised that it will be unlike any state of the union we have ever seen. it's not going to be your typical laundry list of what
it's going to be something different and something bigger, in some ways trying to set the table for what he thinks should be a bigger conversation for '16. we'll see if he can pull it off. i heard presidents before saying we're going to redo how the state of the union is done. but here's why it does matter. hillary clinton wins or loses based upon how voters feel about barrack obama on election day. if he's below 45% job approval she probably doesn't win. >> get comfortable in that chair. you'll be here a lot in the coming years, chuck. >> thank you. another big issue in the election and 2016 the threat from isis here at home and also overseas. richard engle is nbc's chief foreign correspondent. richard, good morning to you. >> happy new year. it's good to be with you. >> happy new year with you. i wish there were happier news on the foreign policy front. let's talk about this fight against isis. what a consequential year we have just been through. from the military standpoint
>> well, i think 2015 was a tough year and we saw the u.s. military increasingly involved. very reluctantly but steadily involved in iraq and syria. it started out with a few advisors going to iraq. and then air strikes in iraq and then air strikes in syria and ultimately special forces being deployed to both countries and i think in the year ahead in 2016, we're going to see more u.s. involvement. that this steady encroachment is probably going to keep going. >> what do you think about this coalition? i mean in 2015 we saw other countries pulled into this like never before. do you think the coalition has a fighting chance of really getting together and really making an impact? >> that's the one thing i am some what hopeful for. everyone now sort of accepts that isis is a universal threat. you have iran saying that. russia saying that.
that. yet there is no unified policy. i think going forward logic will somehow have to prevail and that even these rivals will have to agree, at least in principle, that they need to coordinate their efforts a little bit better to try to defeat this common enemy. i hope that logic prevails in 2016. we'll see if it does. >> but the thorniest part of that of course is what is going to happen to bashar al assad in syria and there's been this diplomatic track of talks on how there. what do you think we can expect this year on that? >> i think it goes back to agreeing at least to fight isis. if everyone, iran, russia and the united states and saudi arabia and other countries can agree that is a principle that they all need to do that together, by accepting that they'll also be accepting that the question of bashar al assad does need to be dealt with.
with later on in the year. we won't hear a lot of talk about bashar al assad. instead they'll talk about fighting isis. fighting isis together. but the assumption will be once isis starts to get weakened then you'll have to address one of the root causes of isis which is bashar al assad's continued presence and if isis is weakened and there is progress made on that front then you might see more international consensus to off ramp bashar al assad. >> so much to talk to you about. we'll be speaking to you a lot this year of course. thank you for your time. and matt, over to you. >> savannah, thanks very much. what does the new year have in store for your bottom line? from interest rates to technology, gas prices, olivia stearns is here with the financial forecast for the coming year. happy new year to you. >> happy new year. >> can we say the end of 2015 got swallowed up in politics and the economy took a backseat so before we move forward what was your economic headline for the
>> i would say the headlines was more jobs, cheap gas. unemployment finally came back down to 5%. more and more people started getting a raise and gas fell to $2 a gallon. that's good news. solid year for main street. >> i want to get back to gas prices in a second but the other elephant in the room is interest rates up slightly higher for the first time in a decade. why was this the time to do it? how will it impact us? >> so the fed is basically saying that we're finally ready to take the training wheels off the economy. these 0% interest rates they put in place in the depths of the crisis, it was an emergency measure and after 7 years they're saying the economy improved enough. gdp is growing at 2.5%. they think we're read do do away with ultra low rates and they're raising them a bit. >> but a lot of people say that could stall the economy. it's a middle ground. >> for sure. that's why they waited so long to do this.
the big risk is they raise them too far, too fast and overturn the apple cart. >> you brought up gas prices a second go. let's go back there because they're at incredible lows compared to the past decade or so. how long is that going to last? >> good news is experts say you can get used to $2 gas. oil is hovering around $40 barrel. 18 months ago it was $80. so it has come down really far, really fast and economists say because we're producing more and more oil here at home and demand globally slowing down and china is slowing down we can get used to cheap gas. it's a big win for american shoppers and american manufacturers and good news for the car companies. one risk though energy jobs. that's been a big driver of job growth here in the u.s. if gas prices stay low we could see job losses in texas and north dakota. >> technology is an important part of the economy. what's the technology headline going to be? >> all the buzz is about these unicorns.
companies valued at more than a billion dollars and i'm thinking of companies such as airbnb and uber, these have these astronomical evaluations. a all of them come out of the sharing economy. the thing is there's a lot of legal questions around their business models so nobody can really say what they're worth. so stay tuned to those companies. >> so big question mark on those. >> big question mark. >> this is more specific when it comes to technology. everybody is walk around with these -- i don't want to use brand names but these wearables. these pieces of technology on your wrist. to they have a big future? >> seems so. 2015 the year that they went mainstream. so fitbit that company is growing gang busters. they went public and 2015 was the year that apple finally came out with the watch. it's had mixed reviews but it's the first iteration. people expect more. look out for a lot more wearables. look out for smart glasses and smart clothes.
track your workout and monitor fitness. >> something to look forward to in a lot of different areas. thank you so much. happy new year again. >> matt, thanks. how are you feeling this morning? celebrations to welcome in 2016 raged well into the night across the u.s. and around the world. keir simmons has the wrap up of the hottest parties. >> the world celebrated overnight after what was, for many, a tough year. >> 3, 2, 1. [ cheers ] >> new zealand's countdown setting off fireworks around the globe like a wave of good will. japan, releasing white balloons. hong kong's fireworks designed to look like smiling faces and the skies lit up across the middle east where 2015 brought little to smile about. the threat of terrorism meant
a shame many said. >> there's no point in run agoway from it. so yeah, i think they should have gone ahead with it. >> tourists still piled into bronchusel city center to enjoy the lights and treats. in munich, german police evacuated and shutdown two main train stations after receiving terror threats. berlin tightened security. and partied on. but in paris, still scarred by october's isis massacre, they put on a show of defiance. >> hello 2016. >> and in london, the river was the stage of a new year's extravaganza extravaganza. while 2016 began in rio with 2 million people filling the beach to ring in the new year with laughter and love.
>> the spotlight will be on brazil in the year ahead when it hosts the summer olympics. last night, the world looked forward with hope. a truly happy new year. for today, keir simmons, nbc news london. >> and if you were one of the people who were kind of indulging if those parties last night, we'll speak quitely. >> why are you looking at me? >> coming up the people and moments that the world couldn't stop talking about in 2015. >> and who will walk away with a golden globe? will this be the year that they shine bright on blockbusters? what to watch out for in hollywood in 2016.
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the street before it comes down. tamron joins the party. >> hey, tamron. >> start your engines. >> racing. >> next year we sparkle out. >> we're racing into the new year. there you have it. >> perfect. >> coming up, how to make this year the one where you finally stick to your new year's resolution, whether you want to improve your body, your budge, or your home. >> check, check, and check. >> plus we'll have fun when andy grammer stops by for a live performance. >> but first let's take a look back at the new stories from 2015 that we will not be forgetting any time soon. breaking news, masked men opened fire at the offices of a controversial newspaper in paris. two armed men entered the building and began opening fire. >> there have been a hostage taking at a kosher deli.
suspected of the attack are cornered. >> terrorists that traumatized this region for three day are dead but not before leaving 17 innocent lives ended. >> kayla mueller an aid worker who died while being held by isis. >> i really feel that we had a chance to get kayla out. >> do you feel like our government did enough? >> the mayor new offensive launched by isis. the u.s. led coalition is striking back. are we winning now? >> i'm confident we will win. >> russian passenger plane with 224 people on board crashes in egypt. >> isis claimed it brought down the plane. >> vladimir putin is vowing to take revenge. >> an attack on a paris bound train thwarted by three americans. >> he was ready to fight to the end. so were we. >> you remember spencer leaning over you and helping you. >> i'd like to tell you thank
>> today marks the new day for united states and cuba. >> an american flag will be havana. >> devastating earthquake in nepal. >> this is the race against time. brick by brick the desperate dig to find survivors. >> the growing crisis overseas, migrants trying to escape their war torn homeland attempting to get to europe. >> president obama is strongly defending that controversial program. >> it's a good deal. >> these guys have been bamboozled and the american people are going to pay for that. >> bamboozled, out maneuvers, outnegotiated. were you pleased? >> there's a lot of politics going on, matt. >> breaking news, this comes out of france where a german wings passenger plane has crashed. >> disturbing new details. the co-pilot intentionally crashed the plane into the mountains.
responsible for attacks in paris in coordinated bombings and shootings. this scene was the worst carnage at the theater. >> witnesses say they saw the shooters arrive inside and begin firing indiscriminately. >> an international manhunt is now underway. >> police carried out a deadly raid. the suspected ring leader is, in fact, dead. the soul of the city is intact. they have heavy hearts but they're not going to cecum to fear. >> it seems another week, another tragic mass shooting. >> nine people killed in an unthinkable crime in charleston, south carolina. >> what does it say about us that in 2015 somebody walks into a church and shoots them once by once. >> the still active scene in lafayette, louisiana where a gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theater. >> i'm not sure why this man chose my movie to end these two beautiful lives. >> breaking news out of virginia.
journalist shot and killed as they conducted an interview live on the air this morning. i have rarely seen something as it developed like this that takes me breath away. >> started off as an ordinary day when the gunman opened fire carrying out his vicious attack. >> exchanging shots with him. he's in the classroom. >> why does this keep happening? >> we have become numb to this. >> a 57-year-old man behind bars this morning after a deadly shoot out at a planned parenthood clinic. >> breaking overnight, a young married couple unleashing gunfire at an office holiday party killing at least 14 people. >> what did she describe? >> the bullet was flying all over the place. >> the female shooter pledged her allegiance online to the leader of the islamic state. >> this was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people. >> the u.s. has already seen more masked shootings than days in the year.
>> it has been a night of chaos, violence, lawlessness in baltimore over the death of freddie grey. >> looked like battlefields. >> this is the scene of a deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. >> just down the road behind me you can see the tangled mess of cars, tracks, power lines. >> there are people screaming and bleeding. >> the white house awash in a full rainbow in celebration of the supreme court's historic ruling on same sex marriage. >> we made our union a little more perfect. >> a defined county clerk is behind bars this morning after refusing to give same sex marriage licenses to same sex couples. >> pope francis waking up after being greeted by the president t vice president and the adoring crowd.
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around the corner. let's start with the best movie in a drama. what are you going for? >> spotlight on this one. it tells the story of a team of reporters at the boston globe investigating child abuse. it's a really tough story to tell and there aren't a lot of bells and whistles on this one. it's not like you have cgi and big car chases. it's a stripped down story and tells it so well. all about the story and the acting. phenomenal if he nominal if he nominal. >> a lot of people are looking at leo dicaprio. >> that's right. he's struggling for surveyival. this could be his year. >> let's look at the best actress side of things. brie larson is getting a lot of buzz for room.
indy film world and room is about a woman that is held captive in a room for most of her adult life. ends up having a child by her captor. it's all about the casting and they nailed it. >> i like the golden globes because they have best drama and best comedy category. what do you think might win in the best comedy category? >> we're looking at the martian. interesting that it was nominated as a comedy. but didn't it make you laugh? it's about an astronaut that left on mars, struggling for survival. unless you're that astronaut. but the dialogue is really funny. the character matt damon plays has a great sense of humor. we think it's tipped to win. >> what are the highlights when it comes to looking at television? >> one of the big highlights is mr. robot. that was an interesting show that came out of nowhere. it's about a hacker turned
and you know it stars an unknown going into the first season and just captures critics attention. >> and you look at him as well. >> that's right. pack. john hamm is also up there. >> sure. >> the end of 2015 was all about adele and selling a billion copies of 25. what are we looking for in terms of releasing new music in 2016? >> we'll be see ago delling adele play out. but david bowie will be back with his 25th album. >> getting good buzz too. >> yes. the music staff loves the first single off of it. sia will be out with a new album. >> isn't kanye west possibly going to bring new music out? >> we're hoping for it. the big thing now is to drop albums as a surprise. he hasn't had one out since 2013.
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welcome back on this first day of the year. tamron is over in the orange room for carson this morning and i guess you have some questions. >> the questions are not from me but from our viewers. we have been collecting questions on instagram using the #orange room. let's jump in. here we go. >> be honest, have you stayed up until midnight every year on new year's. >> not even close. >> really? >> no.
your alarm clock and wake up at midnight. >> i've done that in the past so i could be there with my kids but on average 80% of the time i don't make it to midnight. >> we're in bed by 9:30. >> they have a saying that whatever you're doing when the new year rings in is what you'll be doing all year. >> sleeping. >> okay. here we go. we got another one. >> i'd like to ask what's the longest you ever kept a new year's resolution. >> guys. >> not sure i ever kept one, really. >> i would say i made a resolution to be fit and run more and i kept that one since i was about 16. >> yeah. you kept that one for an annoyingly long time. >> i made one to write more personal notes and i kept that for a couple of years actually. >> i made it to get more personal notes and thank you so much. i really appreciate it. >> all right guys. we're going to hang on to the other questions and maybe still
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east breeze at 5-10. the mountains will be partly cloudy and breezy, high just 46. northwest winds at 10-18. colder temperatures will be felt tonight. asheville, hendersonville will drop to 27 overnight, with winds from 8-18, the upstate will drop to 35. highs on saturday of 47 to 54 in the region under sunny skies. cool, dryer weather moves in for the weekend, lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s, highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s range. dry,
the highs and lows. our personal hits and misses from the past year. all the fun we had here on what we wore. for better or worse, who had us singing along and everything that made us laugh. >> feels good, hold on. >> today, new year's day, friday, january 1st, 2016. >> happy 2016. >> happy new year. >> i want to wish my family a happy new year. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> happy new year to our friends and family in ohio. >> a happy new year y'all from georgia. >> and good morning again everyone.
just waking up, happy new year. let us be the first to wish you a happy 2016. >> i'm a little bleary eyed this morning, right? what time is it? >> after a long night of celebrating nothing helps you get back on your feet like a good meal. we'll whip up extra special specialty with gail simmons. >> let's start at the news desk and say good morning and happy new year to chanel jones. >> rivers are expected to crest south of st. louis aas the new year begin with more flooding. miguel is in st. louis. good morning. >> good morning, the mississippi river behind me began cresting overnight. it's going to reach 12 feet above flood stage and while there's been no major damage here in downtown st. louis that water behind me is moving at ten times the speed of niagara falls. there is no major destruction in this area here today but across
much of the damage here. 150 homes in this area have been damaged or destroyed. 20 lives have been lost and they're certainly concerned about the heavies. nine heavies have topped over over the last couple of days. another 12 are in jeopardy so the national guard and coast guard will be out on the waterways monitoring river banks and making sure that the levies still hold up. they'll be concerned about several things. the surging water and of course whether the river banks here can hold. chanel back to you. >> thank you. president obama says his new year's resolution is to move forward on unfinished business which includes reducing what he violence. he told aids to look into potential executive action. he plans to meet on monday with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss options. a rock chester new york man is in custody accused of providing
he planned to carry out a new year's eve attack at a restaurant and bar in the name of isis. he went this week to walmart to buy ski masks, knives to use in the attack. if convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison. >> investigators in dubai are trying to find out what caused a massive fire in the skyscraper. i rushed up the side of the hotel turning into a towering inferno. only 14 people suffered minor injuries. new year's fireworks filled the sky nearby. actor wayne rogers has died. mash. he starred for three seasons along side hawkeye pierce. later he became a successful money manager. wayne rogers was 82. in a programming note a new year's day tradition as the montreal canadians and boston
classic played outdoors at gillette stadium at 1:00 p.m. eastern. let's take a look at the forecast. much of the nation will be dry for new year's day. it will be mainly sunny and cool in the west. areas in southern texas and texas and texas and greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be mostly cloudy and dry today, high of 56. north east breeze at 5-10. the mountains will be partly cloudy and breezy, high just 46. northwest winds at 10-18. colder temperatures will be felt tonight. asheville, henders >> and now back to savannah. >> all right.
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>> are you ready for our very first trending of the year? we cover so many stories on this show it can be hard sometimes to remember when they actually happen. we'll remember them but when do they happen? we'll play a little game called when did it trend. are you ready? >> yeah. >> sets of glasses. one says 2015, one says 2014. i'll give you a topic we covered. you put on the appropriate pair of glasses.
two llamas escaped from a retirement home in phoenix. millions of people watching as it happened. in 2014 or 2015. >> 15. >> 15. >> 14. >> february of 2015. >> all right. >> they are now living a very happy life on a farm in arizona. >> that's good. >> the discovery channel aired eaten alive. a television special promising to show a conservationist get eaten alive by an anaconda. >> '14. >> december 2014. >> wow. >> seemed like yesterday. >> viewers were upset that he didn't get eaten. >> it's new year's day. >> worst surf ever. an australian man jumps off his boat and decides to surf on the carcass of a floating whale.
did that happen in 2014 or 2015. >> i don't want to remember that. >> 2014. >> 15. >> that happened in november of 2014. >> wow. >> the 26-year-old man later admitted it was a bad idea after his own mother called him an idiot. >> uptown funk, remember that song, mark ronson featuring bruno mars, 2014 or 2015. >>? that happened in november 2014. >> it spent 14 weeks at number one. >> still an outstanding song. no matter what year. >> ellen's very first 50 shades of grey spoof featuring me. did it air in 2014 or 2015. >> 2015. >> that was in february of 2015.
that until i taught her a lesson by putting her on a billboard in los angeles. the artist that went looking for a needle in a haystack. when did it trend? 2014 or 2015? >> 2014. and let's do the last one here. the internet is captivated by eclipse. the black lab that rides the bus all by himself in seattle. >> 15. >> early 2015. >> i'm guessing 15. >> that's the first one you have all gotten right. >> oh, wow. >> nice way to end. puppy love. >> you know what, i see your when did it trend and i raise you -- oh, this bowl isn't working. two minutes on the clock. i'm going to go to the left this year.
>> there you go al. >> all right. the question is say something you admire about the person on your left. one of the hardest people i've ever met and the kindest. >> that's nice. that's a positive way to start the year too. >> would you rather spend your new year's day working out or cleaning up times square? >> working out. that's not even. >> how long do you have to work out? >> i don't care. >> that is debatable. no, have you been to times >> okay. my turn. which star wars character would be the best new year's eve date. >> hans solo. >> what about chewbacca? >> no, we have to manscape him. >> which would be harder to give
alcohol or vacation time. >> alcohol. can't give up the wine. >> i'm with you on that one. >> getting to know you. >> which would be harder to give up, swearing or drinking. >> that's terrible. >> that's tricky. >> you don't swear that much. only when she drinks. >> thank you for saying that. >> i'm going to say drinking would be harder to give up, i guess. >> we have more time for this. >> lightning round. >> pass. >> the new year's resolution i would never make is -- >> to lose weight. >> not to drink. >> to lose weight. that would be bad. >> so what bad habit do you hope to change in the new year. >> drinking. >> wow. >> what was the best thing that happened to you in 2015? spending more time with you guys. >> sweet. >> on that note, we'll end it. >> now to some of the biggest pop cultural milestones we can
tamron has the first pop start of the year. >> all right. >> i'm loving this list. we're starting out with stars marking major birthdays in 2016. turning to the big 5-0, who is on the list? halle berry, and cindy crawford. bryan cranston, tom hanks and carrie fisher turning 60. and look at the names turning 70. sylvester stallone, diane keaton and cher. mary tyler moore and robert red ford mark 8 decades on this planet and turning 90, tony benefit, her majesty queen elizabeth and our very own. and finally kirk douglas will turn 100 years old this year. happy early birthday to all of them.
event will be 20 years since we started saying show me the can you believe that? with the release of jerry mcguire, and tickle me elmo was the must have toy. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of movie favorites like ferris bueller's day off and pretty in pink and also the premiere of you get a car, you get a car, the oprah winfrey car. i know she's happy we said this. check out what debuted 40 years ago this year. rocky on the big screen. laverne and shirley on the small screen. 1976 was also the year jane pauley joined this here show and 2016 marks 50 years since the sound of music won best oscar and star trek debuted on tv. >> and billboard named the sound track for the sound of music the
>> what was the first? >> adele. >> number three, thriller. >> oh, right. >> can't argue with them. >> that's your pop start. >> thank you so much. >> whether we're trending or enjoying a big concert out on the plaza we always had a good time here in studio 1-a and that was true in 2015. if you need proof, here it is.
>> i love what the script says. we're all back. even carson. >> raise your hand in you were in sharknado 3 last night. >> carson were you glued. >> honey i'm good but i probably should -- >> if i stay i might not leave alone. >> where do you keep your emmy? >> i keep one with me right here. it never leaves. >> good morning, coaches. good to see you. where am i? >> let's trend guys. >> there's someone in this studio right now that does not remember anything that happened yesterday. any guesses? >> usually all of us. >>ly go to a movie alone. like i'm perfectly happy sitting in a dark theater by myself. >> not really what we were talking about. >> friday fish bowl. here's how it works. the question you pull out you must answer. >> what is your porn star name? >> what is it.
name d.j. warm cookie. >> we are in the white house kitchen where among other things you brew beer. >> we make beer. >> it's really good. >> are you serious? >> it's not good. >> join us. although don't eat any of this stuff. you can learn more -- >> did you just say -- >> even the germ freak, just to show you. there you go. >> i'm just saying -- >> that's a waste. >> on my own, once again. >> this is -- counter. i'm sorry. >> so these are actually. wow. >> i'm having my way with it. leave me alone.
>> a paps blue ribbon. >> come back here with those. the earth moves under my feet, i feel the sky tumbling down you never count your money when you're sitting at the table they'll be time enough for counting when the deal is done with your love nobody can drag me down, nobody, nobody >> i was on vacation. how did you get out of this? >> i don't know.
>> we have a lot more fun times to look ahead too. we have the olympics in rio. >> it's going to be a goodyear. >> we should sing more this year. >> i think so. sing a lot more this year. >> let's get lessons and then sing more. >> that's not going to help me any. >> coming up, good food to bring you good luck.
in the new year as the crystal ball drops. other cities celebrated the new year by dropping things like a giant peep chick, a wedge of cheese, a peach and an acorn. and...the clemson tigers are waking up orange bowl champions. they will return to death valley at 5 pm today...and play alabama in the national championship on january 11th. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be mostly cloudy and dry today, high of 56. north east breeze at 5-10. the mountains will be partly cloudy and breezy, high just 46. northwest winds at 10-18. colder temperatures will be felt tonight. asheville, hendersonville will drop to 27 overnight, with winds from 8-18, the upstate wi dr to 35.highs on saturday of 47 to 54 in
8:30 now. it's friday morning. the first of january, 2016. happy new year, everybody. >> how pretty is that. >> it's beautiful. >> i should skate more often. >> you're always saying that. >> it's your new year's resolution. >> if i skate once that would be more often than last year. >> but you talk about it so much. >> all the time. >> hope you're waking up feeling good. if not we have just the thing for you. >> we have gail simmons here to share recipes for great dishes but they also come with a helping of good luck. >> we need that. if you didn't get to do enough dancing last night, don't worry. we have a special performance from andy greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be mostly cloudy and dry today, high of 56. north east breeze at 5-10. the mountains will be partly cloudy and breezy, high just 46.
it is january 1st. a perfect time to start today on your new year resolution. >> so whether you want to get a better body, better handle on your home or whip your finances into shape, your dream team is here to guide the way. >> we call them the four js. lots of great ideas. let's start with you joy. what are we not eating this year? >> okay. so this coming monday, january 4th, i am launching the ultimate today show diet cleanse and i'm hoping that everybody that wants
coming here is going to jump on board. here's how it will work. for the entire month of january we are omitting fatty meat, white starch, sugary beverages and excessive salt. i'll provide menus and shopping ideas to make it seamless. i'm promising you can lose up to 10 pounds and boost your energy and feel better. so everybody should enjoy eating this weekend and then get ready to jump on board full force on monday and the best part is we're going to be getting healthy together. >> that sounds like super fun. >> super fun. >> jenna, you're going to help us cleanse excuses. >> yes. i'm going -- exercise excuses. we know i'm not an exercise expert but like a hot of moms i'm headed back to work after a maternity leave which also means headed back to workout. i'm the queen of excuses.
motivation. well, music motivates there's science that says that. we'll also get fit with friends. are you ready? >> yeah. >> and with our kids to try to get into better shape all together this year. >> so no excuses in 2016, great. >> okay. jill, you have your work cut out for you sister. >> so my job this year and mine is fun as well is all about cleansing the clutter in your life. it's obvious clutter so maybe the stuff you have stuff in. maybe savannah, or your closet where you have to cleanse things you haven't worn in a year or cleansing your mine. so we're going to attack four differ parts of your life every wednesday and the best part about this this year, the twist, we're doing mega steals and deals associated with whatever aspect of your life we're going after that year. >> all right. last but not least you'll help us cleanse bad spending habits.
all. we're going to give you a whole financial makeover. i'll be with you every thursday. we'll tackle earning more, spending less, getting your investments into shape and protecting your whole financial life and then you'll have extra money to buy all of the steals and deals. >> live it up this weekend because monday the sheriff is coming to town. >> that's right. >> we'll see you lots this month and remember you can find all of their advice in the weeks a head on today.com and be sure to share your questions and progress. use the #start today. >> coming up next t heartwarming way one town pays tribute to
>> this morning we reached our last finalist in the running. pays tribute to foreign service members at every game. >> at broadway high school in the valley, football is more than a game. >> this is not to get kids ready for football on a friday night. we wanted to teach kid what is true sacrifice was. >> in 2009 coach brad lutz began the tradition of honoring a different fallen soldier at every game with the last week of the season reserved for one particular hometown hero. army specialist brian buckey anderson. an all district football player for broadway in 2003 was killed in afghanistan in 2010. >> coach wants to make sure that the boys know that buckey was one of them. he was in the same locker room that they dress in. >> the team wears special
chosen to wear buckey's old number. >> when they say play like bucky, better play like bucky, number five, tonight, play like bucky. >> we will never ever repay him for what he gave to this country. but we're sure as heck going to try tonight by how hard we play. we're going to make him as proud as he made us. >> thrilled and honored at the same time. he played with everything he had and gave everything he had. it inspires me to do my best and work my hardest. >> we cried because it did bring back memories but it was good. those boys were out there playing for my son. >> there was a play down there. number 21. i said that's a bucky move. >> we want our kids to be great students. we want them to be great community leaders.
>> bucky would have been proud. he was looking down on you all. >> you just made my night. thank you so much. >> coach does something so wonderful to bring the community together with us. so bucky isn't forgotten. and i just want somebody to stop and say hey, thank you, coach. >> they both deserve a proper thank you. delivered by a legend who happens to be margaret's favorite player. >> i tried to get tickets for that game. if they play greenbay again. i'm going to get tickets. >> but you got to see him play a couple of times. >> oh my gosh, yeah. brett favre was the quarterback then. watched the redskins play the green bay packers and they let me get down there close to brett favre. >> anyone home? >> you got to be kidding me? >> oh my god. >> oh my god. >> i was just in the
>> oh, wow. >> you must be margaret. >> and i know who you are. oh my god. oh my god. >> how are you doing? >> oh my god. >> you have a chance to go to super bowl l and you're going to be on the "today" show. >> we're going to new york. >> and maybe green bay to watch a game. >> at some point. >> and i'm playing. i'm joking. >> huge honor, thank you. >> i'm speechless. you're brett favre. >> she's talks about you a lot. fantastic. it's hard to choose between them. so let us tell you that all five of the finalists will be on the plaza next week to find out who is headed for the trip of a lifetime to the super bowl. >> glad we don't have to do their voting. they're all awesome. just ahead we'll cook up traditional dishes that might be good luck in 2016.
nbc. we're back with a special holiday addition of today's food and this morning creative new year dishes that can bring you good luck into the new year. >> look who we're saying happy new year too. gail, nice to have you here. >> happy new year. >> i have been grazing on this food for the last 20 minutes. >> you have until monday an then you have to apparently make a serious resolution. >> good food with good luck attached to it. black eyed pea soup with sausage. >> very traditional. good luck new year's food. especially in the south. this is a tradition in a started even before the civil war. black eyes peas expand so much with volume that they're to represent coins and wealth and fortune in the new year. >> not too complicated. >> great vegetable, cilantro.
and our black eyed peas. i'll prick it with a fork. this makes sure that you're not cooking it and then i'll brown it in a chevy dutch oven just like this. there's all the good flavor from the fat you'll get. take it out and slice it up. >> you like big chunks. >> i'll like big pieces. into the pan. go ahead. that's right. garlic green peppers. >> onions. >> jalapeno and onions. you'll saute that until it's translucent and starting to cook. you'll add all the ingredients. chicken broth. >> very well done, sir. >> the great things about using black eyed peas in a stew you don't have to preoak them the night before. >> you're using dry. >> i think dry in this recipe will make us do it harder and of course conditioned and tomatoes.
cook it down? >> about an hour and a half. and you want the peas to cook through. we'll go over here. this is the finished stew. i'll add back the sausage and fresh cilantro. >> savannah's turn. >> now we're making ribs. where's the good luck in that. >> pork is traditionally in a lot of cultures good luck on the new year. apparently pigs root down into the ground before they push forward so it's supposed to be about prosperity and pushing forward into the new year. that's one of the legends. >> and we love ribs. >> we love to eat ribs. spicy ribs. rub. smoked pap ririka, and also the caraway seeds. you want them to grind down. >> that's great. >> it all goes in together. >> pretty, right? >> and then i'll post it for a
that i'll take two tablespoons of and put into a pan that i'll cook down with preserves and dijon mustard. >> these ribs are insane. >> i cannot stop eating them. >> these are incredible. >> and i'm going to take my pork rubs that you can see right here and i'll take the rest of the rub after i put two stable spoons in and i'll put them in 300 degrees about an hour and a half. >> that seems too easy. >> you're going to pour any juices that accumulated into the pan and add the flavor and the fat and base this right on to the ribs that we already rubbed down and that reinforces it. because of that apricot preserve and mustard it gives it the sweet and sour flavor and the great taste.
>> these go back in the oven on each side. baste it and cook for half an hour each and get that going and you're done. >> we have the brussels and these cookies. tell us about that. >> steamed bronchusel sprouts and great salad. the thing about new years is great. in spain there's an age old tradition of eating one grape for every hour that the clock strikes at midnight. if you don't eat a great per strike of the clock you might future. very important at midnight to eat 12 grapes. >> the version that eats one rib. >> i'm with you. i knew i liked you for a reason. >> and then finally for dessert gold coins. they're double ginger cookies. crowned ginger and crystallized ginger in the cookie and they
it's about the good fortune, the beautiful golden color and circle of a coin. >> i can't get past the ribs. >> we're eating ribs like it's our job. >> i'm stealing one. >> oh well. >> we have until monday apparently, right? >> then you have done a good job. >> gail, thank you very much. happy new year. >> there goes that resolution. >> coming up, one of our favorites is back with a special performance in studio 1-a but
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>> concert series on today is proudly presented to you by citi. >> chances are you heard a few songs from our next guest during your new year's festivities. >> performing one of the many hits on his album, here is andy grammer. sometimes you need a listen, a bit of love you can believe in. a little hug all i need is some correlation
and i know that you're a cancer that means you like holding hands so show me how to do this dance now don't try to argue with the moon we can't blame it on the stars, come on let's go hard come on let down your guard and we can't blame it on the stars i read your horoscope and baby you should know just what your future holds let your hips move let me fingers find you wrap my arms around you here we go the stars come on let your heart just breathe
we can blame it on the stars oh come on let your heart just breathe stars, oh come on let your guard down and we can blame it on the stars oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh >> andy grammer. we'll be sing it all day. best part he'll be back with more music a bit later on. >> that's right. we're about tho wrap this up for these hours. why don't we do so with a little toast and also a brief resolution that we'll break by tomorrow. >> agreed. natalie, what's your resolution? >> to be more patient and a more present parent. >> okay.
i've got like 70,000 sitting in the inbox. no kidding. >> oh. that's a good one. >> i'll see you in 2020. >> time to clean that up. >> i'm going to prepare less for the show. make even less of an effort. >> that would be great. >> i'm going to skate more. >> there you go. try to be less judgmental. >> that's a good one. >> cheers, everybody. >> cheers to a great 2015 and even better 2016. >> are you judging us right now?
news.greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be mostly cloudy and dry today, high of 56. north east breeze at 5-10. the mountains will be partly cloudy and breezy, high just 46. northwest winds at 10-18. colder temperatures will be felt tonight. asheville, hendersonville will drop to 27 overnight, with winds from 8-18,the upstate will drop to 35. highs on saturday of 47 to 54 in the region under sunny skies.
anderson will be mostly cloudy and dry today, high of 56. north east breeze at 5-10. the mountains will be partly cloudy and breezy, high just 46. northwest winds at 10-18. colder temperatures wl felt tonight. asheville, hendersonville will drop to 27 overnight, with winds from 8-18, the upstate will drop to 35.