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camera down. pokes around it with the beak. kind of cool though. >> seahawks, we don't like see -- see you later. good morning, malfunction or good morning, malfunction or mistake? investigators trying to piece together what caused that new york city commuter train to derail killing four people and injuring more than 60 others. the tragedy hitting home here at nbc. final moments, investigators determine speed played a re in the fiery car crash that killed actor paul walker as the photos emerges showing him getting in the car just minutes before the accident. delivery by drone. on this cyber monday, amazon announces its next big idea to get packages to your doorstep. could the technology be here sooner than you think? and is it a good idea? and best play ever. reaction still pouring in to what people are calling the
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greatest end to a sporting event in history. >> an answered prayer. >> so was it? the great debate today, monday,
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>> everybody loved him and he was so good at what he did. >> we'll miss him dearly. >> we do want to begin with the accident as our top story and nbc's tom costello is in the bronx with the very latest on the investigation. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hey, natalie. good morning to you. we're at the crash scene. that's the train crash scene right behind me. you can see they managed to right several of the cars already. four dead, 63 injured. the engineer is in the hospital. the ntsb is hoping to talk to him some time today. but the ntsb has the digital recordings from both ends of the train. the black boxes. they are hoping that will tell them how fast the train was traveling and might there have been a mechanical problem. working in the cold under the glare of flood lights crews begin picking up the remains of the north metro train. the deadliest new york train crash in more than 20 years. the job now for ntsb investigators piecing together
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how this happened on a heavily traveled line along the hudson river. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: passengers and witnesses describe a horrific scene with victims being tossed through the cars and ejected out the windows. >> it started to flip and fell over and passengers fell on top of me. there was screaming and people crying out. >> i saw people being carried out. people that couldn't walk were being helped. >> reporter: the trip started in poughkeepsie, new york, at 5:54 bound for grand central station in manhattan. at 7:20 a.m., just 20 minutes from its final destination, the train went off the tracks in the bronx near the hudson river. it needed to slow from 70 to 30 miles per hour but many witnesses reported it was going much too fast. the engineer told law enforcement his brakes malfunctioned.
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coming into the spuyten duyvil station the trains make this dramatic 90-degree left-hand turn, but in this case they went off the tracks and toward the harlem river. since speed was a factor, the question is why. >> safety is job one and if there is a lesson to learn from this tragedy, we want to make sure that we learn it. so we're probably most eager to hear the results of the ntsb investigation. >> reporter: this is a busy train line. 50,000 people take the hudson line into and out of manhattan every single day and this morning you might imagine there's significant delays and you might want to plan an extra hour to 90 minutes if you're coming in to work today. in some cases they're on shuttle buses. standard procedure, the crew given drug and alcohol testing. they're also going to check and see how much sleep the crew had just before this accident. the night before. and is there any evidence that they were distracted? texting while operating the vehicle, anything like that. you may remember, guys, we had
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several big high profile and terrible accidents recently in which train operators were found to be speeding and texting while operating.operating. back to you. >> tom costello on the story. thank you very much. new york's governor andrew cuomo is at the scene of that derailment. governor, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> you had a chance to look around. there's cars everywhere. first responders had to rescue people from within the cars and in some cases under the cars. what was your first reaction when you saw the scene? >> well, matt, it was actually much worse than it looked. it was truly a horrific situation. from the pictures you see the trains are tossed about it looks like a child's train set that was just strewn about. as the cars were skidding across the ground they were actually picking up a lot of debris and dirt and stones and the tree limbs were going through the cars. so it actually looked worse up close.
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and it's -- it's your worst nightmare. people get on a train in the morning. they think they're going out just another day and then tragedy strikes. >> you said yesterday that you think obviously speed did play a role but you don't know whether it was mechanical error or human error. the ntsb recovered the black box from that train. that will be an important piece in this investigation. have ntsb officials told you how quickly they'll be able to make the determination between mechanical error and human error? >> they're working on it now. they haven't given us a time frame. first of all, we want to know the best we can what happened because we want to learn from this. if there's anything the mta can do to improve the service by looking at this tragedy we want to do it. we also want to get service restored because as your piece said this is a very busy line and it will be problematic for the commuters and we would like to get service up toward the end
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of the week. we haven't gotten anything specific from the ntsb. there are several options that could have been a problem with the track. there could have been a quote/unquote equipment failure or it could have been just operator errors. human beings make mistakes. >> you said there could have been a problem with the tracks. the mta chief engineer recently said that the mta is behind on several safety projects and i guess maintenance projects. do you think it's possible that that played a role in this? >> those are the three options that are on the table, matt. problem with the track, equipment problem, or operator error. i'm not an expert in this field. working with the experts over the past day, i think it is going to be speed related. this was a tricky turn on the system. but it's a turn that's been here
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for decades and trains negotiate all day long. so it's not about the turn. i think it's going to turn out to be about the speed more than anything and the operator's operation of the train at that time. >> new york's governor i thank you for your time this morning. >> i wish it was under different circumstances. >> me, too. thank very much. we're learning about the deadly car crash in california that killed two people including "fast & furious" paul walker. joe fryer, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. investigators are still looking into what happened leading up to the crash. meanwhile, here at the scene a memorial for paul walker continues to grow and fans are not the only ones showing up here. one of his well-known co-stars also paid his respects. >> tyreese gibson said nothing as he wiped away tears for paul walker. it's not the way hollywood
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stories about good guys are supposed to end. >> i felt it in my heart. something was wrong. >> walker and his friend took a red porsche out for a drive saturday afternoon. here's walker standing next to the red sports car minutes before they heard an explosion. >> we have one vehicle fully involved. >> reporter: friends ran toward the scene of the fiery single car crash. >> they tried everything they could to get him out of the car and they couldn't. of december2
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we want you to share your pictures of the morning with us. the #todaysunrise. >> here's a look at what's making headlines today. ntsb investigators have recovered the black box from the tragic commuter train derailment here in new york. four people died. more than 60 others were hurt. one of the victims, jim lovell worked for the "today" show for 20 years. police in california say speed was a factor in the one-car accident that killed actor paul walker and a friend over the weekend.
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walker's fans set up a makeshift memorial at the crash site. and the national retail federation estimates a record 141 million people shopped in stores and online over the long holiday weekend but for the first time spending was down over last year. we reached the end of our no shave campaign to shine light on men's health issues. re deciding to let you cihappens with our beards. >> oh, really? you're going to leave it up to the viewers. >> exactly. >> so they can say tashe or goatee or -- mutton chops. >> what is this here? >> that's what they used to call a soul patch in the '70s? >> we think so. we brought our barber sweeney todd in. >> when we disappear in that trapped door. >> you guys like the look. >> is it itchy? >> past that stage?
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>> now just the grubby stage. we want to begin on a more serious note with the new rossen reports in the wake of the deadly train derailment. officials say there's technology that could prevent accidents like this. today's national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, no official cause of this accident over the weekend but investigators are looking at speed and possible human error here. now there's a state of the art commuter system that can literally override the engineer and take control of the train to make sure it's not speeding or going somewhere it shouldn't. this morning, the federal government wants it installed nationwide to make us all safer. officials believe speed was a factor when this commuter train took a curve and went off the rails. but experts claim revolutionary technology could make accidents like this a thing of the past. >> state of the art collision
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avoidance technology. >> reporter: it's called positive train control or ptc. a sophisticated system of sensors on the rails and inside the locomotive. even using satellites to track the train's movements and prevent many accidents caused by operator error. if the train is going too fast, the computer warns the crew. if the engineer doesn't slow down, the computer activates the brakes. ptc helps prevent collisions too. stopping the train from blowing operator is distracted. >> it will absolutely save lives. both crew members, passengers, and maybe people along the wayside as well. >> reporter: like in spain this summer when this train flew off the rails. the operator took the turn at nearly twice the speed allowed. 79 people were killed. in massachusetts, this transit train collided with another after the operator fell asleep. the ntsb said ptc technology
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would have prevented the accident. in california, 25 people were killed when this commuter train ran through a signal and collided with a freight train. again, investigators said ptc would have made the difference. >> that on board ptc computer will take control of the train and prevent the accidents from occurring. >> and the ntsb agrees. positive train control is on its most wanted list of safety improvements. amtrak is already using it on some routes. so is metro link in california and bnsf, a freight line but congress wants it nationwide. mandating many by the end of 2015, including metro north. the line involved in this weekend's deadly derailment. >> metro north is working aggressively to meet the
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government's deadline to start installing ptc, but they're pushing for an extension to 2018. law enforcement sources tell us the metro north train operator involved here said he tried to hit the brakes but they just didn't work. ptc may have helped with that too. it gives engineers an early warning about mechanical failures. back to you. >> jeff rossen, thank you. >> let us get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. and let's show you what we've got going on. temperatures are going to be taking a tumble throughout a good portion of the country. denver today, 61 degrees. that's 13 degrees above normal. reno, 59. roswell, 72 but then the cold air comes streaming down. by wednesday, oklahoma city 46. denver, 12 degrees. that's 35 degrees below normal but here in the east temperatures actually start rising. tallahassee will see a high of 79. 11 degrees above normal.
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new york at 50. chicago, though, in the cold zone. 23. that's 18 degrees below normal. icy conditions and windy and wet in the pacific northwest. southwest looking terrific today. 73 in phoenix. snowshowers through northern new england. wet weathe 7:36 on a cyber monday. good morning to you. we have some fog in our neckf the woods. mostly around the inner base. you can see the south bay is nice and clear are an temperatures are cold to start, but nowhere near as cold as where we're headed. enjoy the 60s while they last. san francisco, 64 degrees and 66 degrees for you in the north bay. just to give you an idea, this is your concord trend from the 60s to the 40s in just a few days much. now to an amazing survivor story.
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a man that spent six days trapped in a car wreck in the mountains of colorado is opening up for the first time about his experience. here is nbc's mara sciampcampo. >> i remember waking up thinking i was in a dream. >> reporter: but it was a nightmare. one evening in october, rick was riding in the passenger seat of a truck when the driver had a sudden diabetic coma. >> we flew through a median over the other side of the road and off a 30 foot cliff. >> reporter: rick's friend was killed in the crash. rick survived but his legs were crushed, his face smashed. he was edged in in the cab of this truck. >> six days, six nights, no food. no water. i was lying on top of my dead friend. my dead friend. >> reporter: rick was trapped along a quite stretch of u.s. highway south of denver clinging to the hope that someone would find him. someone did. a worker with the department of transportation spotted the truck
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and called 911. rick's family had been frantic. >> and we knew he was missing because he left his dog behind. he never leaves his dog anywhere. >> reporter: then the call came. they were found and one person had severe injuries and i knew that was my son. we're always going to celebrate that day as a second birthday. >> but the celebration would have to wait. rick was in intensive care. both eggs had to be amputated below the knee. one arm was broken. several fingers were also amputated. his jaw shattered. yet despite those brutal injuries, rick is ready to embrace every moment. >> there's just so many ways i should have been dead that i'm going to appreciate life from now on. >> reporter: for today, nbc news new york. remarkable. very much so. absolutely. coming up next, switching gears here, delivery by drones? on this cyber monday, there's a
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fields, 6 miles of conveyor belt. 6,000 would be a lot. and thousands of workers like this gentleman here that's been on duty most of the night. by the numbers, 130 million americans are expected to shop online today and the biggest change is in mobile computing. one in five will use their smartphones to make their purchase. it's a big change from previous years. here at amazon, last year on this day, they filled 26.5 million products, natalie. some 300 per second. it's going to be a busy day around here. >> i know, i'll be hitting up amazon later today. meanwhile, there were reports last night, it was announced that the founder of amazon was considering using drones for deliveries. what are you hearing about that? >> yeah. it is all over the internet this morning. amazon prime air is what this is called, this delivery service. drones will deliver within a 10 mile radius of a delivery sensor
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within 30 minutes. now it's still in the planning stages. the faa does not yet allow this type of delivery. he said he is hoping that the rules will change by 2015 and if they do, at that point, amazon will be ready to go to make deliveries to your doorstep with drones coming down and dropping the box and bringing it to you quicker than ever. >> natalie, back to you. >> thank you. at an amazon fulfillment center. thank you. as we mentioned a record number of shoppers braved the malls this weekend. but spending was down from $1.7 billion from last year. jean, good morning. for those going to make up the difference on this cyber monday, you found great deals across the board. starting at 50% off a lot of places. >> a lot of places. ann taylor, loft, limited, we move down to 40% off gap, banana republic, h&m and express. these are pretty much across the
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. good morning. tomorrow, sonoma county supervisors are expected to dtsds whether or not to build a memorial park in honor of andy lopez. he was shot to death in october by police. bart's two largest unions could file suit this week over the disputed new contract with bart. they're upset at the board of directors in their recent vote to remove the family medical leave provision from the agreed upon contract and did you feel them? two early morning quakes in the gilroy area. the first, a 2.5, struck at 1:30. no reports of damage or injuries in either earthquake. let's check in with i didn't say kristina. >> good morning.
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hazy here in san jose. meanwhile, foggy conditions along the peninsula and arndt the inner bay. here's the east bay, 49 degrees in oakland. lots of fog. this is going to be the case until about 10:00 a.m. after that, the sun will be out in full force. upper 60s in places like morgan hill and livermore by tomorrow. a cold front moves through the bay area. upper 40s on the way in the silicon valley by thursday. here's mike. >> we have that peninsula fog and that's drifted across the water to san mateo. this is the hayward side of the bridge itself. across the span, we have a slow drive from really beinging down. the early issue. i'm told it's just reopened its lanes, but the transition is closed because of a deadly crash involving a pedestrian. 280 into san francisco. back to you. >> thank you much.
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laura will have more news in a half an hour.
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it's 8:00 on today, coming up, inside the deadly train crash. we'll hear from a survivor and bring you the latest on the investigation into how it happened. plus, it's cyber monday. so how do you think all those gifts you ordered get to your door? >> hey, nice talking to you, man. meet the man that delivered nearly 5 million packages. and time for the big shave, how your votes can help decide which direction we go. today, monday, december 2nd, 2013. >> the "today" show was on my bucket list. >> hey, from new orleans and alexandria. >> now we're at the "today" show.
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>> all i want for christmas is a pic with matt lauer. >> and we're back now at 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 2nd of december, 2013. i'm matt lauer along with natalie morales who is here while savannah is a little under the weather today. >> i hope you're feeling better. get back tomorrow. >> al roker and willie geist. >> this woman over here is facebooking -- face timing -- >> oh, you took them off? >> they were face timing. >> that's cool. >> but here's a hint, we're on tv right now so they can watch the show from there. >> better than facetiming. >> better. >> a couple of things i want to mention, can you get a shot of the rockefeller center christmas tree in the background, we're going to light that baby, wednesday night, the 4th of december. just a couple of nights away. al will be there and savannah will be there. hopefully she is feeling better. it's always a great event.
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if you're in the area, come on down. natalie is going to be there. >> all four of us this year. and it's going to be pretty warm for us. >> pretty nice. >> not bad. >> all right. meanwhile, i love this little kid's sign, they missed school just to see those beards, but guess what kids -- >> was it worth it? >> take the last look because in the next half hour the beards are coming off. >> how are you feeling about it? are you going to miss the beard? >> i'm not going out on a limb right yet. >> wait a minute, it's up to the viewers. >> not necessarily. you're looking at some of our staff members. these are people that look for work for the "today" show and nbc getting their beards trimmed because we weren't the only ones doing this. all folks and guys here. some of the ladies were also doing it and we thank them for their participation. >> first, we want to head inside. tamron hall has a check of the top stories. >> reporter: investigators are looking at speed as a factor in the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train this weekend.
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tom costello is in the bronx with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're overlooking the crash site and literally 30 seconds ago they moved this train. they finally got one of the cars that was right here and moved it out of the way. we have a live chopper shot to show you of the scene. in total, eight cars including the locomotive went off the tracks yesterday. four people dead, 63 injured. the engineer is in the hospital. the ntsb hoping to talk to him sometime today. the question is how fast was this train going as it came around this dramatic 90 degree bend. almost everyone who was on the train or witnesses have said the train seemed to be going very fast and the engineer said he tried to apply the brakes but they didn't work. the question is how fast was the train going? was there a mechanical problem? the ntsb already recovered the black boxes from both ends of the train. they will look at the data to see what it says about how fast
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the train was going and they're also going to be looking at the crew's action before the crash, during the crash. this is a big investigation, it's likely to take time. in the meantime, it's really disrupting the commute into and out of manhattan on the hudson line today. tamron? thank you very much, tom. i spoke this morning with one of the survivors that said the crash was like a slow motion movie. he was heading to new york for a dentist convention when the train jumped the tracks. he escaped with cuts and bruises. the train lifted to the left side and started to roll back and forth. it was tossing me like a rag doll and i ended from the right side of the train to the left side smashed into the side wall. >> he said his daughter who appeared with him this morning decided not to join him on the train trip because she was too busy getting ready for college. police say speed played a role in the one car crash saturday that killed fast and furious movie star paul walker.
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he was riding in a red porsche driven by his friend, a former race car driver when it smashed into a light pole and a tree in southern california and burst into flames. the friend was also killed. hundreds of fans along with costars gathered sunday at the site of the crash. walker was 40 years old. the obama administration says it has met its own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say site can now handle 50,000 users at a time. at least 800,000 a day. however, the administration isn't scheduled to release it's next round of actual enrollment figures until the middle of the month, december 23rd is the last day to sign up for coverage that begins in january. after a few delays prince harry's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc special correspondent
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back buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m. eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole. they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take around 15 days. but don't be deceived by some of those photographs of the sunshine and the relatively mild conditions. in fact, it was a balmy minus 17 degrees farnenheit when it took off. having been there myself, it's not going to be like that the whole way. the big question is, they're joined by actors and as prince harry is fourth in line to the throne, will they let him win? tamron?
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>> what an incredible journey all for charity. thank you so much. it's 8:06. let's check with al for our weather. all right. thank you so much. we have a huge postthanksgiving crowd here today. everybody hanging out. let's get your weather. see what's happening. our pick city of the day, another fabulous one, birmingham, alabama. nbc 13. rain today, then some clouds. temperatures warming up to 72 by wednesday. as you look, you can see icy conditions making it across the dakotas. wet weather through the pacific northwest. big storm coming on shore there. look for a few northern new england snow showers. sunny and warm, texas sunshine and 81 degrees. that's what's going on around the country. heres what's happe
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and that's your latest weather. thank you, mr. roker. >> coming up next on trending, who needs to wait for the movie? ron burgundy actually anchored a real newscast. >> then at 8:15, a heart warmer, how tens of thousands of strangers are helping a young boy adjust to a new look. and the finalist in our search for today's sound of music family will perform live. but first, these messages. people don't have to think about
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we're back at 8:13 with what's trending today. was he spreading holiday cheer or asking for trouble? there's a guy in minnesota who was feeling a little down on his luck last week. he thought a good way to feel better was to do something nice for other people. so in the middle of the black friday blitz he tossed $1,000 bills from an upper floor at the mall of america. he says it was his last $1,000.
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so why did he do it? here was his explanation. >> i thought i would spread holiday cheer and be positive and kind of pay it forward type of thing and make it snow money. >> so police were not filled with the spirit of the season. they sited him for disorderly conduct. it was $1,000 in bills, by the way. and they only let him go once they were sure no one was injured in the incident. here's my advice, walk around handing people -- >> right. there are other ways to spread holiday cheer. >> exactly. >> there you go. perfect. >> good way to do it. provocative photo making the rounds on instagram is reigniting the debate over fat shaming. take a look at this fitness blogger. there she is showing off her toned figure in her underwear.
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no big deal until you hear she just gave birth four days before posting this picture. you can imagine the reaction on social media. commentators expressing everything from disbrief to outrage. one writer took the new mom to task for the message the photo could send to young girls. i can't believe she looks like that. >> is that possible? >> it cannot be right. you don't get your abs back just like that. >> she looks amazing. but i don't know how it's possible. >> i have a question. what was the story about? >> we can always count on you. >> even dirtier with the beard. >> i'm outraged with the other moms. >> let's just find out how that is possible. >> it's not possible. >> it's not, right? >> you can get back but you don't get your abs back like that. you're not ripped and cut. >> are we sure it wasn't a picture taken before she ever got pregnant.
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>> has to be. >> why would she post it? >> something fake on the internet? shock and outrage. >> i'm just saying. she's not making a lot of friends these days. i'll say that. >> we need to investigate. where's jeff rossen. >> he'll take it. >> i'm sure he'll take that on. >> we can all breathe a sigh of relief. after weeks of delays, shooting has finally shotted on the 50 shades of grey the movie. stars dakota johnson and jamie dornan were pictured on the set in vancouver on sunday. the movie will be released valentine's day 2015 and producers plan to put out two versions. there's an r version and then the nc-17 version. one producer said doing an nc-17 version will allow film makers to stay true to the book and please the fans that want a little something dirty. >> i like how you changed the
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script from literature to book. >> that's not literature. >> i couldn't get over that part. >> i want to know how they plan on pulling an r rating off to begin with. >> i started to read the book and i put it down. it's a little steamy. >> read it again and again. >> i would amend this and add this to the book. >> we want you to go to our facebook page and let you know what version do you plan to see? do you go to the r or a little dirty and go nc-17? >> you're going to nc-17. >> you don't want someone else saying did you see the other version? it's too much. >> or maybe not. >> let's keep it classy. >> too late. >> in north carolina they kept it classy. viewers watching their local news in bismark, a little surprise on saturday. >> amber, you look lovely tonight. >> thank you, ron. you too. >> are you married? >> no. >> well, i am. so don't get any ideas. >> will ferrell in character as
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his anchorman alter ego ron burgundy. stayed in character for the full half hour newscast. >> coanchors had a rougher time keeping a straight face. >> they have got the greatest resume tape. >> seriously. >> and the greatest marketing push known to human kind. "anchorman 2." >> we would love for him to come be part of our cast some day. >> there you go. >> shave that mustache right on the air. >> willie maybe keeping his, though. trending on facebook, we do have a little boy, it's a great story that needed glasses. when noah fisher learned he would have to wear glasses to school, he burst into tears. his mom created a page asking people to show him how awesome glasses are by posing pictures for him. well, the response was enormous. noah fisher joins us with his parents. good morning to all of you guys. >> hey. >> so cute. >> hey. >> noah i love your glasses.
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those are so stylist. tell me -- >> thank you. >> awe. >> charming. >> he is. where did this idea come about to post this on the facebook page and get this kind of response? >> well, the first morning we went to put on his glasses he just broke into tears out of nowhere and he said that people are going to make fun of him and laugh at him. so i just posted a picture on my personal facebook page and a lot of my friends shared pictures of themselves in glasses and one friend actually recommended i start a facebook page. so i just put it into action and it took off. >> and now noah, if you can hear me, how do you feel about these glasses? do you like them? >> uh-huh. >> you should like them. you look handsome in those things. you really do. >> thank you. >> what were some of your favorite photos that you received back, parents.
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>> well, i liked the hulk one. we saw a guy with an alligator which he was excited about. >> alligator. >> he liked the alligator. >> i know you like super heros with glasses, right? i think you have a couple of pictures there of the super heros? >> yeah, yeah. >> spongebob. >> that's cute. >> oh, superman. that's a good one. >> he looked much better with glass. >> and there's the hulk. >> and who is that? >> santa claus. >> do you have advice to other parents dealing with something similar to this. >> just to give them time and really they're welcome to go to the page and look at pictures of other people. it really did help noah. >> can i see the hulk one again. >> get the hulk back. >> he wants to see the hulk
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again. >> that one. >> you're much more handsome than the hulk there noah. >> all right. >> you have the -- >> very cute. >> we appreciate it. great thing they have done. thank you. >> he is not shy is he? >> no. >> he's adorable. >> even better if he would grow a little beard. >> that's right. a corduroy jacket and a pipe. >> exactly. >> and that's what's trending today. >> meanwhile on the subject of facial hair, ours has been trending for the past month or so. we used no shave november to help raise money and awareness for men's health issues. as we countdown to this morning's big shave, we want to look back. >> people will be noticing a little change when it comes to the men of today. >> #no shave today. join us and take your razors and shaving cream and put them away. >> welcome to the fourth day of no shave november which we like
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to call 50 shades of grey. >> this is the excellent stencil work. >> this morning we're going to get a prostate screening live on the air. >> we're going to save a lot of men with prostate cancer -- >> we came to watch the prostate movie. >> while watching the prostate exams, this goes perfectly with breakfast. >> this is matt and al in the room getting ready. >> show the footage. >> getting ready. >> i will not be out swept by the "today" show. how's my prostate back there? >> spectacular. >> we heard that you guy versus moved past the stubble territory. >> my kids called me black santa this weekend. >> shocking? >> yeah. >> i know. don't rub it in. >> men have got to do a self-exam. >> it's almost always treatable if you can find it. here, take my testicle.
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>> oh, matt. >> blake and adam -- blake -- >> i colored in a little grey there for you just to make you feel better about yourself. >> we've got a group of young men out at indiana university who emotions body the true spirit of no shave november. >> thank you first off to logan and chad for everything that they have done and everyone that's standing right there behind them. >> we got together and created this fund-raiser. >> $57,000 has already gone to the lipoma research foundation. >> we're asking you to join the campaign and help these foundations. i have chosen the prostate cancer foundation. >> i decided the american cancer society. >> i chose the american heart and stroke association. >> i went with the breast cancer research foundation. 2,000 men are also diagnosed each year. >> hair with a purpose we like to say. you know, they have really
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grown on me. i like them. >> no pun intended. >> i'm going to miss it. >> i have been saying all along. it's like bad willie here. the edgy willie. >> carson is out in los angeles. carson, have you noticed the same thing i have. that there's been a nice comr e comradery? >> i can't tell who is in the no shave november category or who does this all year around. i have gotten i thought you were a whimp but you look tough. >> sounds like you all are reconsidering the shaving? >> anybody considering keeping it? >> i don't know. we'll have to see. >> it's game time. >> the voters will decide. >> viewers will tell us in a few minutes. >> i want to mention, carsons came in in about seven hours. unreal. >> i'm the exact opposite of willie. >> willie is like connect the
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dots. >> all right, carson. we'll check with you in a little while. >> we'll
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a very good monday morning to you. 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. protesters plan to demonstrate at the opening of a new planned parenthood. more than 1500 people have signed a petition opposing planned parenthood. the clinic will offer primary and reproductive health services as well as some types of abortions. opponents say it will negatively impact nearby residents and businesses. we tried to contact planned parenthood, but they haven't called us back just yet. want to check that morning commute right now. >> a lot of folks stuck in traffic right here. southbound 101. new crashes in lanes. that's causing a slow down. look at the maps here. also slow for 101. this video just came in. this is the investigation from
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the deadly crash that's happened. this is about four blocks of closure. a pedestrian was hit and killed through the area. that's 101. highway 82 through the that area. 92 and 101 just jammed up. the off ramp to el camino is closed. that's causing a jam up. a slow drive across the bay and a slow drive northbound recovering from that fog. >> thank you very much. another update in half an hour. see you then. 3 f2
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diciembre del 2013, como pueden of this, 20th annual "today" toy drive is under way. mccallan, our first elf of the season. going to chat with him about a new movie in just a moment. if you'd like to take part, come down to the plaza and bring an unwrapped toy or head to
8:31 am >> it's timeor the big shave. you have grown them out all month long, matt, al, willie and carson, carson is standing by from his radio studio in los angeles. >> carson's ready to go. we didn't just do this to look terrible. each of us picked a charity that works for men health. gillette supplied us with the largest donation to our charities and we're giving them an honor to shave us today. >> gillette is donating $100,000 to split among the four charities. they also loaned us some master barbers from the art of shaving for the morning. >> are you guys ready? earlier we asked if you guys were ready to see what style would be chosen for you.
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here are the choices once again. the goatee, a mustache, mutten chops, or a chin curtain. >> fore score and seven years ago. matt, you get a goatee, al, you get a goatee, will gets a mustache, and carson, you get a goatee. a ladies love goatees. >> everybody gets a goatee. >> what do you think about this? >> what do you think about the mustache? >> i wanted matt to get mutten chops. >> these were suggestions from our viewers, right? >> are you going to take them? >> i'm not going to take them. >> no goatee? >> no goatee. i'm going to keep the beard. i'm going to trim it down but keep it maybe for the winter. >> you're going naked? >> i'm going to keep the stash through the 9:00 hour. >> come on.
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>> that's a long way to go. >> i'm going to try what i look like with a goatee. for at least now. >> carson, what about you? >> i'm going to keep the goatee. but i'm going to one more than willie, i'm going to keep it until 9:01. that's my guarantee. >> competition. >> nice. >> all right, gentlemen, with that, get busy, get to work. let the shaving begin. >> or the trimming. >> can you do the weather while you're being shaved? >> absolutely. let's show you what's happening as far as your weather today's concerned. we have a lot of wet weather making its way to florida, but let's check out st. louis. look at that sunrise, that is gorgeous. #sunrise today. we have clouds and showers making their way for today into the pacific northwest. windy conditions and it's going to be brutally cold through the plains. tomorrow, more cold air -- i like this music -- cold
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conditions in the pacific northwest, cool in the northeast, plenty of sunshine and warm through the gulf coast. 8:34. looking forward to that shave. 45 degrees in san jose. you can see it's mostly hazy here, but we have thick fog across the bay area. for the most part, it's confined to san francisco. we're clearing nicely in the north bay. just want to put that on your radar. we're going to jump from the 40s into the upper 60s for today in places like morgan hill and livermore. tomorrow, a cold front comes through and our temperatures crash. we're talking about the low 50s for tomorrow. i'll be back with a look at your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. are we getting shaved in an elevator? this music is crazy. >> that looks very soothing. i'm falling to sleep, al. now to our search for today's sound of music family in honor of thursday night's live event starring carrie underwood here on nbc our finalists are
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standing by ready for a chance to perform in our studio. but first, heres more on the competition. ♪ a female dear ♪ red a drop of golden sun >> we put out a call, a search for the "today" show sound of music family. >> you range back and we were all ears. america sang out loud and strong. from coast-to-coast, you lifted your voices and told us your favorite things about the sound of music. >> why do you like the movie the sound of music? >> lisa. >> and what made your family just like the vonn traps. >> attention, all kids to the living room. we get called the vonn traps all the time. >> you say your friends call you
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the vonn taylors. there were foot stompers. fiddlers and barbershop quartets all with talent to spare. it was a daunting task but we narrowed it down to three finalists who are about to face-off performing live in our studio. >> well, they're all fantastic. our finalists have been rehearsing all weekend. they are the willis family from tennessee. the boyds from new york. and the lloyds from south carolina. good morning to all of you guys. congratulations. >> good morning. >> let's start off with the willis family. >> hey. >> there are 14 of you as i understand. look how adorable you all are. now, toby, i understand that every day you guys actually line-up for call to attention, kind of like in the movie. is that right? >> that is correct. we have to line-up.
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keep track of all of them and make sure we haven't lost any of them. >> how often does your family go out and perform? is this a daily thing? >> we perform a lot. starting to do a lot more and the kids are getting good. so get them out there and let people see what they can do. >> you all play musical instruments except for the little ones. what are you going to sing or perform for us? >> well, we're kind of a crazy family. so we decided we would try the most unique song. so we're going to sing the lonely goat herd song. if we pull it off it will be fun, and if we fail, it's going to be pretty epic, too. >> i think it's going to be epic and it's going to be great. go ahead, take it away, willis family. >> okay. ready?
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♪ [ music playing ] [ singing ] ♪ ♪ >> nice. >> i love it. i love the kids as the puppets. great job. very nice. next up, the boyd family. good morning, boyds. >> good to see you. >> so let me know. tell me your family's connection to the sound of music. abraham? >> well, we always watched the
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sound of music. we have watched it like 20 times. especially when we were younger. and i think the sound of music is kind of responsible for -- in a way for how we sing now. a lot of our inspiration came from the sound of music. >> your style comes from the sound of music. >> i love that you watched it 20 times considering some family members are like 5 years old there. you have been described as street performers. you're street performers here in new york city? >> yes, we perform in central park almost every day and we have a larger group that performs with us. >> all right. so people can see you at central park but they can see you now. i hear you have an incredible mash up for us. so boyds, take it away. ♪ so take it away.
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♪ the hills are alive with the sound of music ♪ ♪ the mountains awake and shake with the of music ♪ ♪ old man river is singing and rejoicing ♪ ♪ old man river is singing a song ♪ ♪ i said old man river is singing ♪ >> nicely done. >> another good one. >> you made it your own. i like that. the originality, very good. last but not least we have the lloyd family. should we call you the vonn lloyds because your kids sing hanging upside down from trees like the vonn traps.
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>> they did and do flips on the trampoline. they're crazy like the kids on the sound of music. >> now your daughter is spear heading the group. you're not really a singer, but becky, tell me about what we're going to see here today. >> well, we all pretty much work together to try to find what movements we can do. so we all work together. it wasn't just me. >> all right. i know you posted something on facebook coincidentally about the sound of music and that's when people said you guys should audition for this, right? >> yes. i was just looking at pictures of my sister's wedding and the youngest matched up with them and i realized that and i thought that was so cool so i made a split picture of their seven and our seven. so i posted it on facebook and i just watched the computer and every minute there was two likes
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and it got up to 80 likes. i was like that is so cool. >> take it away. >> we're going to sing do re mi. [ music playing ] ♪ doe a deer a female deer ♪ ray a drop of golden sun ♪ me, a name i call myself ♪ fa a long, long way to run ♪ sew a needle pulling thread ♪ la, a note to follow so ♪ a drink with jam and bread ♪ that will bring us back to -- [ singing ]
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♪ >> i love that. >> the brother with the moves. >> there you go. >> big thanks to all of our families. you're all terrific. now you get to decide who will come to new york and perform live in our studio. to see more clips of our finalists and to help us choose a winner head to our website >> meanwhile, coming up, we're going to check in on the big shave with matt, al, willie and carson and also sir ian mckellan on the hobbit and his two broadway plays. but first, this is "today" on
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here's some good news for you, bill is back with much-anticipated second installment as we look at alan getting shaved. the much-anticipated second
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installment of "the hobbit" trilogy. this time the master burglar takes on a mighty dragon with the help from gandolf the grey. >> i found something in the tunnels. >> found what? what did you find? >> my courage. >> good. well, that's good. you need it. >> welcome back. good to see you. can i start with an apology? >> what? >> you came here with that gorgeous beard this morning. the guys thought you were going to no shave november and they took it off. >> it's all in a good cause. >> it really is. how have you been? >> i've been very well. i've been busy. >> you've been incredibly busy.
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>> i've been involved in plays on broadway. very handsome. >> you were just there as they started to trim me. >> number one. >> i want to talk about broadway in a second, but let me talk about this new movie. the way peter jackson works, he edits right up to the last minute. so you still haven't seen this. >> i don't think anybody's seen it. and although it has its official premiere in l.a. tonight, i bet the version we see on december 13th will be a little bit different. he's still bit tweaking the color. >> he still keeps going? >> he's absolutely obsessed. the minute he's done he'll be on to the final one. >> because you shot all the elements for the three movies at the same time, you don't really know where one ends and the next begins. >> no, i have no idea. and i don't understand the plot anyway. i just do what i'm told. >> you just stand over there and deliver the line. >> there's a lot of action in this movie. and gandolf gets involved. it was great fun. it's lovely being in new zealand with those lovely people.
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>> such a stunning place. let's talk about why you're so busy. you're in new york and you're on broadway and you're starring in not one but two distinctly different plays. >> we did a play called waiting for gutter in london. but that wasn't enough for us. we wanted to do another play, no man's land. so it's perfect. and on wednesdays we do both plays. and the audiences come to see both. so we never get bored. it's a secret we don't like to say, but age shows weakness and play gets a bit tedious. >> amazing for the audience because some sit through those two and they get to see you in remarkably different roles. >> and long play and short in another. it's amazing. >> you were here for thanksgiving. >> i even have a beard in waiting for gutter, but it's a false one. >> you were here for thanksgiving. obviously a day off, but you had
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to work the next day. >> and on thursday i went to pat stewart and his new wife and she cooked. family all the time. >> i've been having a kick following some of the pictures that patrick has been tweeting of your times together in new york. it looks like you guys are having a blast. >> we have known each other for about 30 years, it's quite genuine. two of the guys we roll out together. last night hearing stewart sing. probably hear some of it. >> it's nice that we've got actors who work together and get along so well. and i just got to put one picture up. recently you did a charity event. you ended up in your scivies -- okay, that's not you. put the real picture up. what is going on there? >> well, it was a charity for only make believe that sends live performances to hospitals in the new york area. and i was being the master.
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i came on as if i'd just run the marathon and changed into my good clothes. it was a very brief moment when somebody took that photograph and it went viral. >> can't tell from the derryaire. and a good cause. >> thank you. >> what a pleasure. >> thank you. >> this part of "the hobbit" opens next friday. this is "today" on nbc. carson reveal their fresh new looks. but first, this is "
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middle-earth is back at denny's with the build your own hobbit slam. twenty delicious options, like sweet potato pecan pancakes, hearty breakfast sausage and honey cake french toast. a meal to satisfy the hungriest of hobbits. see "the hobbit: the desolation of smaug." we're back at 8:52 after four weeks of going razor free for no shave november, it's time for the result of the big shave. no real big sur prize here. >> trimmed it down and john here, i'm going to ask him to take it down a little further. a little closer crop. >> looks good. >> all right. the big reveal.
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>> here we go. >> hey, is that ron burgundy? >> oh my. >> oh my. >> oh my. >> i think christina is going to like that. >> i don't like it. >> what time did you say? >> wow, i just moved the time up a few minutes. >> that's a good look. i think you should keep it. >> mr. roker with the goatee. >> you look good. >> i like it. very good. >> my dad wore a goatee in the last years of his life. i think you did a great job. >> al, i like it. >> thank you. >> i really do. >> let's go to carson now and get a check in on him and see what you're looking like with your goatee. >> wow. >> you look like a rock star carson. >> an evil rock star. >> i didn't have the sexy reveal
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that willie just had but i'm feeling pretty good. my dream is to play for the yankees, though, so i have to shave this immediately. >> carson, i think you look really good with it. you might want to consider keeping that. >> he looks like a bad guy. >> it's very fitting for the voice. >> most importantly. thanks for taking part in no shave november and hopefully we raised awareness for men's health. >> thank you for all your help and thank you to gillette for a big donation. >> we're back in a moment.
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good morning, everyone. 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. it's also cyber monday. even the oakland a's are getting in on the action. in an hour, the team is going to start selling opening night tickets. opening night at, march 31st against the cleveland indians. baseball almost underway. let's check in on the weather with christina. >> good morning to you, scott.
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we've got a good looking day shaping up. want to show you the south bay. a little hazy. we're at 50 degrees in san jose. a pretty day shaping up. temperatures are going to climb from the 50s into the mid-60s. then these number crash as we head through the next couple days. a potent cold front heading our way. temperatures will fall into the low 50s tomorrow.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, and willie geist, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this monday morning, december 2nd, 2013. i'm willie geist along with al roker and natalie morales and no shave november is officially over. >> yes. >> al looks fantastic. >> thank you. >> you look like denzel washington. >> i think it's a denzel look. >> my dad wore a goatee the last ten years of his life and he was always a dapper fellow. i may wear it for a little while. >> willie on the other hand, we're not so sure about willue's look. >> no, i'm sure it's not the
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look. not what we are going for. >> a certain '70s anchorman. >> a certain someone who wears a burgundy blazer. >> there we have it. his is so much bushier though. >> he's got more. you mentioned your dad, my dad has red hair as well and he has always had a mustache and when i saw this, i said same thing. that's my dad's mustache. his is much better than this. no disrespect to my old man. so we have some time lapse imagine. it's been a long sort of 30 days growing the beard. let's take a look here at the long journey. >> i was like wow, is there any growth happening there? >> day by day. it's a slow and steady -- >> it's very slow. >> but it comes in at the end. >> there we go. we're speeding it up for you. >> let's look at al's now. al's is more dramatic oh, now, a little bit. >> here it comes. it's like watching a chia pet grow. >> there we go. >> that's it. >> during the parade, you could really see your beard. it was like the -- >> yeah.
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it was prominent. >> my daughter was like, dad, it was like a hobo was doing the parade. i said thank you, sweetie. >> do you think she'll like this look? >> i don't know. it will be interesting to see. >> the best part for me is people asking us all month. first they laugh and then you get to shave it's no shave november, men's health. you get to tell them about the organizations. this isn't helping anybody. >> it's hard for me to even look at you. >> i'm knocking this down. >> it would be nice if you did an oliver hardy. just a little -- >> that's a bad place to go. >> yeah. >> or you could just work the ends a little bit. >> yeah. >> there you go. >> a mustache wax. >> a lot more growth coming. >> on to serious news to begin with. right up the river here in new york, crews working overnight in the bronx to pick through the remains of that derailed metro north train. 7:20 a.m. yesterday. only 20 minutes from its destination at grand central, the train went off the tracks in a turn. 4 people died.
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63 injured. the job now is for the ntsb investigators to figure out exactly what happened. speed, was it a factor, or mechanical problem? >> the brakes maybe not working is what the conductor had reportedly said when he was interviewed. so all of that of course now being evaluated as investigators try to piece together what exactly happened. but in the meantime we have sadly learned that one of our own from the "today" show, long time member of the family. has worked here tirelessly for 20 years, jim lovell was an audio technician, passed away on that train derailment accident. he is survived by his wife, nancy, and three sons and daughter. nancy sent a nice message to us a short while ago. she said jim loved his today show comrades so much. he was all happy to go to work. i'll miss his stories about his
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time there. he was coming in to work on the tree lighting which is happening in two days. on his way to work. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of the people that lost their lives. the other three people and the other 65 people that were injured. >> badly injured. >> some of them very badly. so it's something that we take for granted every day, a, getting up and going to work. >> right. >> and we never know. but, you know, especially something on a commuter line that millions of people take every year. >> yeah. >> exactly. one of the deadliest train derailment accidents in this area in decades. >> something so routine. a quiet sunday morning. you roll in, you're going to work or whatever. >> if you have taken that train, it's one of the most gorgeous rides in america. >> it's beautiful. >> used to commute. >> along the hudson. >> gorgeous. >> and makes that turn, and continues on into the city. especially on a beautiful morning, there's nothing you can beat. for that to happen then is just devastating. >> tragic. >> a lot of people talking about that turn.
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that probably had something to do with it but that turn has been made thousands and thousands and thousands of times. so there's something else at work and we'll certainly learn more from this investigation. again, our hearts go out to all the families suffering this morning. other news, kind of an eye opener last night on "60 minutes," amazon has been working on delivery drones that would drop off goods from their warehouses, 30 minutes after click they buy. the technology could be ready less than five years from now. drone delivery. >> do we want this? >> there's a lot to work out. >> there's a lot to work out. >> what if, you know, you complain a little too much? do they send a predator? >> that's when things get serious. >> i just worry about things falling from the sky. and there's another air traffic control problems as is. you don't want to add drones. drones getting hit by birds and all of that. >> clearly the faa has not signed off on this yet. >> no. >> really? >> that's a long way coming. >> this came from their workshop and they're hoping the faa will
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come around on it. >> do they drop your package and spy on you? >> i think no cameras. let's hope no cameras. but they say it's a guidance system. like your gps. you plug in the coordinates and it drops it off. i don't know how that works in a place like new york city. an apartment number, do you drop it on the street? >> i think they might limit it to certain areas. i don't know if midtown manhattan is the way to go. >> that's wild. >> seems like a crazy idea. not so sci-fi, though. there's video of it already happening. >> why don't you come up with a 3-d kindle and we'll go from there. >> i'll take that. >> let's go with that. >> with a hologram coming out of it. i'll take that. our favorite mayor. >> yeah! >> rob ford is back at it. >> the world's mayor. >> making headlines again. he went to the buffalo bills, atlanta falcons game yesterday. he was greeted, let's say by
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some, as a rock star. >> did we have to blur this kid out? or maybe that's the way he looks. >> apparently a lot of people -- >> he was enjoying a snack. you have to eat you some buffalo wings. >> here's the best part. he's accused of stealing somebody else's seattle. >> stole someone else's seat. matt mays tweeted this out. rob ford is sitting in my seat at the bills game. he stole my seat. i don't know what to do. another tweet, i'm by myself. i got to kick him out right? i mean i would kick anyone else out. am i wrong? >> did you see the videos of him when he went nutty? i don't know. i would send somebody from the adium down. >> get security on that. but he left at half time. >> he left at half time. >> so matt got his seat back. but not after just destroying a plate of buffalo wings. >> yeah and he's wearing the jersey. >> the fred jackson jersey going. >> i have a feeling they weren't so thrilled about that. >> amazing. speaking of legendary anchors, anchorman ron burgundy,
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will ferrell, he actually anchored the entire newscast in bismark, north dakota on saturday. kxmd. the san diego news man was in the anchor's chair for the full half hour. see what you think. >> it can get pretty cool this time of year and a lot of men choose to forgo their razors or trimmers for a little thing called no shave november. >> and there's also movember for mustaches. >> i'm found of those. >> ron, i was wondering about that. >> yes. uh-huh. >> how long did it take you to grow that bad boy? >> this? about 20 minutes. >> impressive. >> you guys did a good job tonight. i can't wait to do it for real. that was a good warm up. it was wonderful to be here. really was. >> stay classy. >> what? >> oh, man? come again. >> thank you. >> am i supposed to read that? >> they hung ron burgundy out to dry. >> awkward. >> i worked in the '70s and that's the kind of chitchat we had. i worked with a couple of ron
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burgundys. and then there was always the end of the news. >> right. shuffle the papers. >> shuffle the papers, or maybe do a little writing while the credits roll. and we made chat and then we went over and did the weather. >> they have the gift of comedy there with ron burgundy and it was really awkward. >> kind of like right now. >> oh, yeah. >> we do have a big storm coming up and it's going to be bringing a whole mess of nasty weather to our friends in the pacific northwest. you can see right now, it's dark in seattle but they're getting rain. it's going to continue during the day today with temperatures into the upper 30s to low 40s. so our weather for today, we've got a mess in the pacific northwest. this storm system is going to be bringing rain, snow. in fact, we've got at least 12 states that are under some sort of winter storm watch or winter storm warning, and that's going
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to continue over the next 48 hours. and watch these temperatures. 53 today in rapid city. denver, 61. salt lake, 41. 24 hours, boom! salt lake at 33. boise 32. billings 14. denver down to 38 degrees and look at the snowfall amounts. up into the dakotas, up to a foot and a half of snow. west of denver, anywhere from a foot to two feet of snow. and in the interior sections of the pacific northwest, about a foot. 9:10 on a back to work cyber monday. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. 50 degrees right now in san jose. want to show you the rest of the bay area. we have some cloud cover lingering over san francisco. flight delays out of sfo. a lot of people trying to travel. we're looking good. 66 degrees there later on today. temperatures are going to crash as we head through tomorrow. take a look at this. a cold snap is headed our way. we're going to see our numbers drop from the mid-60s today to
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low 50s by tuesday. >> and that's your latest weather, willie. >> thanks, ron. >> all laughter. >> music and credits. are you carrying around extra weight around your mid-section after thanksgiving? do you want to shape up? >> who doesn't? joy bauer and our fitness club will help you get in shape in our six months to a six-pack challenge. >> if you have 60 pounds or less to lose and would like to get fit with us, let us know. we may include you in an upcoming series right here on "today." >> that's terrific. >> i know. >> go to and tell us why you want to slim down and tone up this year. >> help me, please. >> natalie, finish it up. up next, there's a lot to see in december, so get ready to mark your calendars! >> love that. >> you're terrible at it. >> i can't do it. from tom hanks, bradley cooper, jennifer lawrence, everybody's favorite anchorman, of course. we can't get enough we can't get
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we're back with this month's must mark your calendar. >> the holiday season is huge for movie releases. >> here to make sure you know which dates to circle is jessica shaw. good morning. >> good morning. >> first, britney spears has her new album dropping tomorrow. >> she does. so she tweeted out last year this is going to be her most personal album ever. is it about motherhood or fame or anything like that? no. she has a duet with her little sister where she confesses he likes red wine and her sister likes white wine. >> so not so personal after all. >> live version of the sound of music. a beloved musical. >> i am counting the seconds. carrie underwood plays maria and steven moyer plays captain von trapp. this is not the movie.
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it's a production of the stage show. there will be differences. my favorite scene is sung with the mother. >> it is. >> it's basically a broadway show televised live. >> it's spectacular. >> you were over there. you saw it. >> out of the furnace hits theaters. what is that about? >> he goes to jail and tries to rescue his brother played by casey afleck from a life of crime. both of those guy versus been nominated with oscars. you have to think, you know, is this oscar bait? we'll see. >> it's tough to watch. a lot of violence. >> a lot of violence. >> yeah. >> all right. let's move on to december 11th, kelly clarkson, she has a christmas special out. >> she does. a christmas special featuring songs from her christmas album which is now out. but it's a morality tale but
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co comedic take on one, blake shelton and jay leno. >> december 13th. great movies. a lot of buzz for american hustle. >> christian bale plays an excon recruited by the fbi but it's a reteaming of the silver linings play book team. bradley cooper, jennifer lawrence, robert deniro. it's set in the 70s and the music and hair and costumes are insane. bradley coopers perm is amazing. >> you should see that thing in curlers when he is in the make up chair. it's ridiculous. >> like your tashe, you could have been an extra. >> maybe i am. >> saving mrs. banks. >> tom hanks plays walt disney and it's about walt disney wooing her to let him make the
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movie. in real life she was not very happy with the outcome of the movie. i don't think that's going to be portrayed in the movie. disney history as told by disney but still great. >> we just had sir ian mckellen here. the hobbit, desolation of smaug. the thing to know about this movie is there have never been any women elves and there's a girl elf and she is definitely a little worried that the purest of fans of the book where that character is nowhere they're not going to enjoy seeing a new character in the movie. >> december 18th, willie already has scored his seat to "anchorman 2." i think we all have, right? >> the gang is back together. will ferrell, paul rudd steve carrell. it's a decade after the first movie. mid 80s. they are asked to join a 24-hour
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newschannel. great cameos in this. i'm sure it's hilarious. >> and the wolf of wall street. everybody waiting for this. >> absolutely. it's the 5th movie with le leo decaprio. he plays a corrupt stockbroker. it almost got an nc-17. they managed to edit out enough graphic sex scenes but you have to wonder how much he actually edited it out since it's one minute short of three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> it's a commitment. >> it s. bring snacks. >> yes. >> jessica shaw, thank you. >> up next, all the news you need before you leave the house. >> plus the i've got one word for you... five year plan. you know how long that takes? five years. you are so important, and i don't think you know it. you can buy a house. you do not want to be... [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get 8 pieces any recipe, 2 large sides, 4 biscuits, and 12 cookies baked in-restaurant, that's a lot for just $19.99! yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't.
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that's half. that's not half! guys, i have more. thanks, mom. [ female announcer ] do you have enough pillsbury crescents? taking a look at the headlines, the holiday shopping season is off to a disappointing start for retailers across the country. according to the latest numbers, weekend were down almost 3% from last year, but apparently people were doing a lot of window shopping, because foot traffic was actually up by 27%. the obama administration says it has met it's own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say can now handle 50,000 users at a time. however, actual enrollment figures aren't scheduled for release until the middle of this month. meantime, december 23rd is still the last day to sign up for coverage. new research suggests toddlers may learn better when they're allowed to get as messy as they want.
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the study from the university of iowa found that toddlers learned new words like applesauce, puddle and playdough when they could play with it. in other words, just let them make a mess. it was another impressive weekend at the box office for "hunger games" flick. "catching fire" brought in $175 million. it took in $112 million from friday to sunday. besting "harry potter and the sorcerer's stone" back in 2001. and "frozen" was second and "authoriz "thor: the dark world" was a distant third. talk about a bird's eye view. take a look at this wildlife ranger in australia releasing this video of a sea eagle that snatched a camera. they set up the camera in may hoping to record imagines of crocodiles and you can see the bird's entire journey across the landscape. the camera was just found.
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a very good morning to you. it is 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san francisco police say they hope to review surveillance video after a man was robbed then shot to death. the victim, a man in his 20s, arranged online to meet with the suspect to sell him a video game console. the suspect showed up, and police say he stole the console and shot the victim several times. pg&e plans to restart service on a controversial pipeline in san carlo today. the pipeline will be operated at a much lower pressure than it was designed for. the oakland teenager set on fire while sleeping on an ac
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transit bus is expected to head back to school today. her father says sasha has one last doctor's appointment this morning. if all goes well, the teenager could go to class after that. she returned home from the hospital last week after spending several weeks recovering from second and third-degree burns. we're going to have a look at weather and traffic right after this break.
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welcome back now. the time is 9:28. we're in the upper 40s to low 50s just about everywhere across the bay area. getting into this afternoon, temperatures are going to climb into the mid-60s. we're already starting to see plenty of clearing, especially in places like san jose. but we have some significant cooling headed our way, a cold blast moves in as we head through tonight. that's going to bring your temperatures down from the upper 60s today into the low 50s tomorrow. we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast in a few moments. right now, let's check your drive. here's mike. >> all right. look at this. this is the san mateo bridge. it's just starting to move a little better now so you can see
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traffic moving at some appreciable pace westbound toward the haze. that's not the problem. a slow drive all the way from the hayward side. we have the closure for west 92. we just got word those off-ramps have reopened. i don't know whether or not southbound has reopened. there's a deadly crash investigation, which continues there. that ties things up. westbound 92 across the san mateo bridge should improve. there's the toll lane plazas backed up. >> a lot of company out there. thank you very much. another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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welcome back to today on this monday morning, december 2nd, 2013. i'm willie geist along with al roker and natalie morales. al is looking good with the goatee. >> although i did get a tweet that said i looked like fred samford. >> he's the man. are you kidding? >> i'm getting a lot on twitter of -- thank you very much. >> rhett butler. >> gone with the wind. >> i will take that. if you want to call me that. i'll take that all day long. >> have people actually seen rhett butler? >> apparently not. >> i do see that. >> i see the orson wells. i was like that's who he s. al you spotted something this
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weekend, flying, traveling. >> yeah, we went to georgia to visit deborah's mom. the kids and i and deborah, the in flight safety video, they have got a holiday festive edition. check it out. >> be sure all carey on items are stowed in an overhead bin and place smaller items under the seat in front of you. and ensure all aisle, exits are clear. ensure your mobile phones and electronic devices are turned off. as we come through the cabin for our final safety check, please let us know if you have any questions. >> this is a traditional holiday drink. >> what is eggnog? >> a cameo. >> see i would watch that. a lot of those videos, unfortunately, you don't sit through and watch. >> delta is good at that. >> yeah.
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>> how about one more look at the weather. >> let's show you what we've got going on today. let's head down to los angeles. see clouds streaming in there but what a pretty sunrise you've got. sunshine, cool, getting up to about 71 for a high today in l.a. anybody traveling in or out, you've got nice weather. we're looking also for showers and maybe a thunderstorm or two down through the southeast. icy conditions through the northern plains. wet weather in the pacific northwest. tomorrow, snow, fridged and cold through the plains. up to a foot in some spots. sunny and warm, texas into the southeast. a little wet and windy down 9:32. good monday morning. that fog is clearing out nicely. significant changes headed our way. widespread cold settles in as of this evening. it's going to get very breezy getting into wednesday, one of
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the coldest days, widespread frost on the way to the bay area. it will stay cold, but temperatures are going to end up in the 40s. and that's your latest weather. >> now for a look at what people wanted to learn much more about over the weekend. >> from cyber monday deals to the football finish called the best play ever. google technology daniel is here to break down a few of the hot google searches for us. >> good morning to you both. >> clean shaven. >> i thought about keeping the neck beard but i let it go. >> a wise decision to let that go. >> let's start, unfortunately, with really, really sad news over the weekend. paul walker killed in an ugly crash. >> yeah, terrible accident with paul walker. of course people know him from the fast and furious movies that came out many years ago. fast and furious 6 very popular. we saw a lot of interest around the moment, understanding what happened. the car crash. but also around his daughter. he had a teenage daughter. his past movies. he has a new movie coming out as well. so just a lot of fans responding
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to this and going on and trying to find out more about his life. he was at a charity event. >> such a nice guy. i interviewed him in the past. a lot of people saying such nice things about him. >> and the outpouring from the fast and furious family. all of those guys. you can see what a family they were. >> they are working on number seven too. >> all right. so next cyber monday, of course, everybody is talking about that today. so a lot of people logging on and looking for deals? >> yeah. i'm sure people were up early or already thinking about cyber monday right now. very popular. we see search interests around video game consoles, tablets, wearable technology. streaming devices like the chromecast but a lot of people were predicting -- google is predicting that about three in four of us will use our mobile device in some way to go online as well. it's not just you're back at work or on your computer, you're in the store researching and finding the best information.
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maybe making a purchase or doing research. >> there was a game saturday night that the entire country was talking about. >> yeah. >> every so often a game comes on that transcends sports and everybody is watching and talking about it. sitting in a restaurant in manhattan where nobody has a tie in to alabama or auburn the news sweeps through the bar. >> people wanting to see the last play of the game. people may know that auburn and alabama has this storied rivalry and you see this amazing return more than 100 yards to go back and score twinning touchdown after a missed field goal and people wanted to see it for themselves and talk about it. we saw search interests on where is auburn university. so trying to figure out what's going on between these two different schools and the history between them. passionate is an understatement with the fans. >> especially auburn. >> yeah. >> the fan reaction by the way also getting huge pick up yesterday. >> yeah. >> look at this guy. look at this guy with his kids.
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it was cute. >> adorable. >> maybe some folks still recovery. it is still a hang over. >> yeah, a lot of fun, though. that's for sure. >> also now there is a december photo challenge that people are searching for. what is this? >> this is an opportunity. create your own photo challenge or follow someone else's. it's combining having a camera in your smartphone and social media. ask people to take a different picture every day of the month. you might ask people to do a selfie and then you can do a throw back and then you can do a christmas light or christmas tree. something tied to the holidays. so people create their own. you can follow those or you can just, you know, create one yourself and see what others are doing with them. post them online. >> whole december? >> yes. every day a different picture and share them with people. so for social media it's a fun thing to do. >> yeah, different places online. >> thanks so much. >> my pleasure. >> coming up next, now that the
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>> same to you guys. there are trends and trees. >> there's trends for everything. thanksgiving was forever ago. >> right. >> so we brought two great ideas. first is our vintage inspired tree. we got the idea from looking at photographs of our parents and grand parents trees. we wanted to recreate the look. vintage is a huge trend. big bulb lights look the same as they did back then. >> these are led versions. >> these are led. we went with pastels, soft pinks, greens, yellows. >> these are making huge comeback. >> these are major collectibles. the icing on the cake, the tinsel. love it. if you do anything, throw tinsel
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on, and it will get the vintage look. >> i remember my folks -- it would mess up the vacuum cleaner. >> for apartment deadly weapon -- for apartments or space savers, no pine needles to sweep up two months later. so easy to take down and clean up. >> wonder if you could put lights on it? >> you could absolutely do that. string them up with a thumb tack. >> you've got another one al. >> we're back with thee hottest trends in wreaths. >> there are trends. don't you knock those trends. >> we'll be back. the fam. ♪
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♪ singing carol-oke with my best friends. ♪ ♪ and hanging out with mom, ♪ making ninjabread men all day. ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh. ♪ what's your kind of holiday? >> announcer: today's holiday guide is brought we missed you. you're back now. thank you so much. we got your tree set up. we want to decorate your door with a wreath. chelsea is the style guide. >> so you can make a wreath out of anything. for this we chose the old school retro paper straws. natalie has step one.
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take paper straws. we cut out a card board bring. then you take the long straws and do them all around using the center edge as your guide. now when you've done that, flip it over as we've done here. al is going to do step two. cut down straws two inches. take the shorter straw and just glue them around the outer edge like the spoke of a wheel. when you're done, you'll see our beauty behind you. you filled the whole thing. you get a super glamorous wreath made out of straws. that's actually two put together. make them as big or small as you wanted. diy on this one. this is high glam. it's an ornament ball wreath. >> it's a lot of time though right? >> it's not so bad. take the largest balls and glue them upside down.
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tops off to the outside of your ring. do the same with the medium size balls on the interior ring. once you've got that completed turn that over as we've done for al. this is the fun part. take any size ball and fill in the holes. yeah, so the little ones -- make sure you have large, medium and small because the mall ones plug the uneven holes. check out the finished product. >> wow. >> this is a statement wreath. >> that's amazing. >> this says welcome. >> if you can get it to work. >> it is adorable. >> i love it. chelsea, thank you so much. trying to figure out what to serve when friends come over for a holiday party, after this. >> nice job. ♪ flash! yeah! ♪ get the family to strike a pose, ♪
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this morning in today's holiday kitchen, a delicious and festive holiday cocktail bash for your family and friends. >> he is a chef in boston and put together an easy menu that's a step above the ordinary. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you for having me here. this is fantastic. in restaurants we do all sort of stuff but this is something i would do at home. nice and easy with the ingredients you can find at the store. >> all right. because people are coming over. >> sirloin tips and grilled avocado. a nice quick rub with paprika. very easy. >> durge it in. >> dump it all in and sir that up. you can do it on skewers which is a main dish like this. something simple that we put on toast and go out here. >> how long are you going to grill these for? >> well, usually i would say three or four minutes on each side. let them rest for a few minutes. that way they stay nice and juicy and rare like this.
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it's ease stoi do. >> what kind of toast are you use something. >> this is country bread but you can use whatever it is to find. rye toast. >> looks beautiful. >> fantastic. >> little pears back here. >> what we're doing here is just pear, we're going to put it here and roll it up nice and easy. you pick it up and it's all there together. >> you have a little dip here? >> we'll have a quick dinner. a little lemon juice. stir it in for me. there you go. faster, faster. a little rice vinegar and while you're stirring we're going to do a little olive oil. how's that? >> fantastic, right? >> pretty easy to fine. >> i'm always a big fan of bacon or any really good ham. >> now you're talking. >> so we just maybe do a little drizzle of this on there. really simple. this adds a little zest and spice. >> mustard kicks it up a little bit. >> absolutely.
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>> and to make it so much a dull vegetable plate. >> i wanted to take ingredients that you can find and just gussy them up a little bit. simple greek yogurt that we added curry powder and lime juice to makes it really delicious. we have humus you can buy but then i added more chili and paprika and onion powder and you can't have a cocktail party without a cocktail. >> so what do you add -- >> here we have something a little new england inspired. we have maple in there. cider. and we're going to add a little bubbly in there. >> what's your position on pigs in a blanket? do you like a pig in a blanket? >> i like anything with the word pig in it. >> it's not a party until they bring that out. >> that's my kind of party. >> go see tony up in
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our toy drive is off to a terrific start. so many of you that visited us on the plaza remembered to bring a donation. our special elf this morning, ian mckellen. they're now on their way to low income families here in new york city. >> and this year our long time contributor is back with a very generous donation. rachel is here to make the donation along with a little help. good morning, guys. >> good morning. thanks for having us back this year. >> great to have you. these are not only great books that are a lot of fun but they're learning books. >> they are. they're learning books but kids barely know they're learning. they're learning about things like lego and animal and space and they love those subjects and get a lot of education out of them and it lasts well beyond the holidays. >> star wars titles are huge this year, right? >> star wars has always been a great seller for us and they're a huge hit and lego is a big
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deal. we're thrilled that this year we're finding a lot of sales through this book right here the animal book. >> what do you like about that book? >> how you can do a lot of your favorite animals. >> what's your favorite animal? >> peacock. >> very fitting. a good one. >> so spontaneous. >> we appreciate it. this is the 6th year in a row. >> 6th or 7th? >> actually it's the 13th year. >> that's close. >> $1.4 million. >> that's amazing. thank you so much. we appreciate it. happy holidays to [ female announcer ] i like to mix things up a bit with grands mini pot pies. only four ingredients. and a few easy steps. weeknight dinner in a flash.
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and my family devours them. pillsbury grands biscuits. make dinner pop. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls, with cinnabon cinnamon, are an irresistible sunday morning idea. nothing calls them to the table faster. make breakfast pop! good morning, everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. sonoma county supervisors are deciding on a memorial park in honor of andy lopez. lopez was shot to death by a sheriffs deputy in october while
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carrying a replica assault rifle. bart's two largest unions could file suit this week over the disputed new contract with bart. they're upset about the bart board of directors' recent vote to remove the family medical leave provision from the agreed-upon provision. it was in there by mistake. and did you feel them? two early morning quakes in the gilroy area. 3.7 magnitude. no reports of damage or injuries from either earthquake. let's check in with christina and a cold forecast. good morning. >> you're so right. it is going to be frigid. the coldest air of the season so far headed our way but not until tonight. temperatures right now looking okay. we're in the 50s. right now it is definitely mild compared to where we're headed. getting into the next couple days. highs are going to be comfortable. last day with the 60s. we'll see 60s all across your microclimates. no real temperature separation
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between livermore today and what we're expecting in san francisco. but take a look at this. want to show you your bayside seven-day forecast. temperatures are going to end up in the low 30s overnight wednesday into thursday. hope you have a winter coat, mike. over to you. >> all right. i do. i just have to unpack it. looking over here toward the san mateo bridge, which is unpacking as well. westbound away from us starting to move a little better. the clearing happened on the peninsula side as they reopened all lanes on 92. look at the map. still a slower drive. a new crash 101 at 91 causing additional slowing. palo alto, let's look at the speeds. we have a slower drive as you approach redwood city. back to you. >> all right, mike. and laura will be back with us in half an hour with more local news.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody. glad you're with us on this monday, december 2nd. if you haven't frozen the thanksgiving leftovers, tossed them, today's the day to get rid of them. >> any leftovers? >> no. clean as a whistle at our house, boy. liked it -- liked the last bit of stuffing. >> look at you. you want to see our thanksgiving table? look at it. look at us. look what we're drinking out of. red solo cups.
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i know. that was our thanksgiving table. >> you had a ball. doesn't matter what you're drinking out of. >> we did. we had fun. how was your thanksgiving? >> my thanksgiving -- thank you -- was excellent. the kids were looking forward to it because it was the first time ever that we didn't have guests of some sort. >> yeah. >> and we invited a couple of strays, but everybody had a place to be. >> right. >> then andy and elvia, the wonderful couple with us for over 20 years, and their -- their daughters are like my grand -- eight of us. and frank's son, kyle. >> nice. >> everything was great until i was in the gym friday morning trying to work off my stuffing because may mother's stuffing is the best in the whole world. the phone rang, nobody's answering. i go and answer the phone -- [ mumbling ] >> okay. i press the button because we have a gate, let the gentleman up the driveway. calls back right after that. [ mumbling ] >> i said, "i can't hear you."
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all right, "it's not working. let me throw some boots on, i'll come right down and let you out." i took off my sneakers, put my uggs boots on, went tearing, tearing to the front gate. in the meantime, hit something in the pavement on asphalt, and went flying. i mean, i must have been going the fattest speed i can go, i knew i was in deep -- it's not funny actually. i knew i was going to go face first into it. at the last second, i go, okay, nose, yeah, that could use be fixed. my teeth are the most expensive part of my body. if i had to get my teeth redone by dr. rosenthal, fortune, bankrupt. so -- right at the last minute, i went like that. and slid on my -- my right side, my right hip, my right -- >> what mary did -- you had to see kath when she walked in. you have a shiner. a whole black eye -- >> the face is -- like her whole
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cheek is one big bruise. there's a cut, huge cut up there. >> we'll reveal the photo today because we forgot to take it before the make-up got put on it, okay? >> it was unbelievable. when something like that happens -- first of all, there were terrible things that happened in new york this weekend. so everything you keep in perspective when people lose their loved ones and they're in terrible accidents. shows how one moment change everything. and i was so grateful -- i didn't great my cheekbone, my wrist or knee. that's why i'm wearing flats today. i want to thank sunny. remember matinee sunny? used to go to broadway with us. she moved to marco island. she sent me this in the mail because she works at a shop called patchington in marco island. and i put it on this morning to come in. i said maybe somebody will look at my cute outfit and not my face. it's a sierra sun -- >> i like it. cozy. i like it. >> it's cozy. >> i want to show one little video. i had my nieces and brother and his wife, my mom, everybody for thanksgiving.
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we all spent most of the time on my bed. the kids and me and my mom and blake. here's a little taste. >> someone's going to fall off the bed -- >> here it comes. turn around, ella. help -- ooh. [ laughter ] >> look at blake -- he must be so happy they're gone. >> look at this. it just -- party kept going. my mom almost went with her. >> it must be culture shock for him now to be back in his little cage. >> i tell you, every little kid who walks by us, he wants to get on them and play with them. and that bed, by the way, was a magic carpet. it was a big boat that was going through the thing. >> ship, yeah -- >> it was everything. it was really fun. i miss them already. >> i told you that was one of the first things i fell in love with you about is how much you love your family because i feel the same about mine. you know who's here? my friend from third grade, jill strickland is here with her daughter, erin, celebrating -- do i say it?
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no, she's my age, put it that way, okay. >> hi to them. >> she stayed here for the weekend -- >> behind them is a kid named ben. standing outside since 6:30 in the morning holding a sign. >> with his mom. welcome to everybody. >> welcome. we have big shave today. >> big shave. i like the results. i'm digging it. >> what happened was today was the big shavoff. time to shave off the beards. and the viewers got to vote on leaving a goatee, mustache, mutton chops, or something called a chin curtain, whatever that is. >> chin -- that's like the amish wear with -- clean face, but a lot -- >> yeah. anyway, everybody got goatees except willie. willie, they voted to have a mustache. here are their before and afters. let's see how they ended up looking. >> that's willie before -- i'm confused. >> that was willie before we started. then during is on the right. then down is today -- >> yeah. he looks great. willie's got a baby face. >> look at maftt.
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oh. which is the goatee? the bottom? >> he kept the beard. >> he kept the beard -- >> just trimmed it a little bit. okay. and al, al's got a goatee. he looks good. >> he does look good. good for them. >> i'm hot for jerry today, i got to say. do you know what the fedex guy had at the bottom -- >> what? what was it? >> by the way, i look like the walking dead. i was covered in blood apparently. he looks at me, i put out my hands for my package. >> still wanted it -- what was it? >> it was my christmas card done by my dear friend, anne nielsen. look at her painting i had made into the christmas card. >> wow. >> anne h. mills. you're getting one. isn't that beautiful? that made me happy. i was looking at my christmas card. >> gorgeous. >> we're having dinner at my house and the tv was on in the background. and in the background was the game, the lee myung-bbac alabam.
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my brother was with us. their eyes were glued on the tv. when you are eating and somebody looks around you? we looked at the screen, one second left. >> 28-28. >> tied 28-28. alabama was about to kick the field goal, and we unmuted the tv. we got to live one of the spectacular moments in sports history. we unmuted the tv. the alabama guy kicked the field goal, as you saw. he missed the field goal. but there was an auburn guy waiting to catch it like, oh, hey, then ran it all the way back. he ran it all the way back. and in this moment, even if you hate football, who cares? look at this. >> and you told me he's like some red shirt. looked lake she went out of bounds. did he? >> no. they -- >> looked at it. okay. >> oh, my gosh. now, the whole entire stadium emptied out. my brother was crying. the guy i was with was crying. >> he was rooting for the guy who -- >> didn't matter. nobody of rooting for anybody. it was football --
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>> the field goal having the worst day of his life. >> missed it so bad crew didn't even go near the goal -- badly, it didn't even go near the goal. it was a moment in sports history never to be forgotten. can we do "favorite things"? >> we have to. >> a big day for your friend. >> this is so big. ♪ >> you guys have heard me talk -- >> wow. >> you guys have heard me talk about karen. i have a picture. i wanted to remind you who she is. >> so beautiful. your best friend. >> there's karen. karen has -- you know the "life is good" logos on t-shirts -- >> "life is great" -- >> "life is good." she decided to do one called "life about change." the delta symbol is the sign for mathematics. i learned that. she is making t-shirts and has a whole website, the t-shirts are -- >> adorable. >> they are. >> can you guys go closer in?
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>> they feel like pajamas. so adorable. life's about change, make it happen. she's got her little -- >> look at this one. this is so cute. life's about change. we're expecting. >> wait a second. hold on. >> yeah. >> life's about change, what does it say? >> single again. she's drinking. >> the money, the proceeds, profits go to -- part of the profits go to cancer research. if you can go to go t goes to research or the production company making them. she's not making money. she's a sweetheart. okay. mine is a wonderful idea. if your children are learning a second language of spanish in their schools. a gentleman named ernesto pino wrote this. i met him in seattle. you know, a good guy, a chef. he wrote this book, "i'm cooking with mom." >> cute. >> adorable. at the ballpark it's got t-- at back, it's got recipes and an
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english glossary. combines sweetly the idea of cooking and making something and the pride you feel when you make it. it's very, very sweet. okay. do you know who we have on the line? >> who? ♪ everyone has a moment that change their life ♪ >> pretty singing. >> you know what? it ain't linda edder. i've spent saturdays talking to linda edder and -- and tim conway from my podcast. what a voice she's got. mine is okay. all right. for everyone who has a story, we have kathy hurricane danielahn , and kathy will be on the show. she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007. after treatment she was told she of in remission. they went away to celebrate like ain't life great moment. while on the celebration trip, she -- she found a lump on her neck. it turns out that she was diagnosed then with leukemia. this is a story -- this daughter
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wrote in about this magnificent mom of hers and said that kathy maintained an incredible attitude saying she was an overachiever and got the leukemia so soon after the on, voi va -- the ovarian so she could get it over with. they'll object thursday. we have them on the line. how are you? >> i am great. am a lucky mother. >> is your daughter on the line with you? >> hello? >> hi, how are you? >> doing well. >> by the way, we're looking at beautiful pictures of you and your family decked out in your wvu sweatshirts and stuff in the hospital. we can't wait to see you guys on thursday. >> excited. >> thank you very much. >> all righty. we'll catch up with you then. thank you very much. >> thank you. what were your favorite celebs up it this holiday weekend? >> we'll find out, hoda woman. the buzz. and do you know who's the wizard of the big screen?
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♪ 40 movies, is no stranger to broadway, has racked up numerous awards, and has hosted "saturday night live." >> wow. >> what ian mckellan fans are most excited about is his return to the big screen in the second installment of "the hobbit" trilogy, "the hobbit: the decimation of smoug," playing began go gandolf the great. >> i found something in the tombs. >> like what? what did you find? >> my courage. >> good. that's good.
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you'll need it. >> oh, it's such an honor that you are with us -- >> one of the quiet moments in the movie which is full of action and tumbling and escaping and running -- >> and but your own stunts? you're not tumbling -- >> i'm not the only person to play gandolf. there's a stunt team double, rioting double, and cgi, the pretend -- all in the computer gandolf, as well. >> was a lot of this shot on cgi, or were you actually atop a mountain? >>. >> you do see gandolf on top of a mountain. i was there. thrilling. there were two months, we drove around new zealand going to amazing places. we were lifted to helicopter to places where people have never been before. when we get back into the studio and do a pickup shot, closeup, they put green screen behind. >> the whole process is so changed from when you first did your first film, i'm sure.
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>> if you look at gollum, that horrible creature in the movie, he looks like something worse than the muppets. >> my first prom date looked a lot like him. >> where is he now? >> prison. he's in prison! ugly story. there's nothing to talk about. how does it feel to be part of something that's such a juggernaut at the box office? fan have gobble thursday series up. >> it is -- gobbled this cirrus up. >> it is fun to see. we knew from the word go because people had read the books, they were very excited about the idea of a movie. and once the first movies came out -- >> huge. >> we knew whether we were doing "the hobbit" that there were millions, particularly young people, waiting to see it. they would see it for the first time on the big screen. after that, they would be watching at home on tv. now they could go to the cinema and see the big 3d stuff. >> hopefully it opens a world of reading to them, as well. so many times that's a lost art in our world.
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reading the classics -- >> reading, sales have gone through the roof. perfect christmas present. >> can we talk about your bromance? >> people are talking. they're talking a lot. >> you heard that i married patrick stewart? >> we did hear that. >> you just got married and officiatesed it. we thought it was kinky that you married him, too. we don't judge. >> it's a modern world, yes. >> he is such a lovely man. you've been friends with him for -- 30 years? >> 30 years. i went to hear him sing last night in a bar in new york. it was wonderful at the end of our day -- there he is. sweet. what are we doing? >> look at you two. >> who's in the middle? >> i'd be careful of him. >> he's not on the stage with you on broadway. i know that. >> patrick's on stage. >> not elmo. >> elmo -- >> you are doing "beckett" and -- >> "beckett," and so we don't get bored, we're doing a wonderful thriller/comedy. and we sort of alternate.
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then on wednesdays, you can see them both. and on saturdays, the same. so it's a great big theater fest. you know, people on broadway, they love their theater and come along. we spend the whole day in the theater. >> what's the story about you losing your pants? did you lose them somewhere? >> i didn't lose them. i took them off. oh, stop it. oh! >> no, no. there's -- >> it says "thou shall not part." >> it went viral -- >> we have something for you. we don't want you to be like that again. you have an adorable hiney, but instead of briefs, open them up, they're boxers with kathie lee and hoda on your bottom. >> look at that -- i shall wear them on stage. no one will ever see them. they'll be under my costume. >> you are such a delight. we're so delighted you could be with us. god bless you. >> thank you for coming in. thank you. >> have a lovely holiday season. if you want to see "the hobbit"
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that means it's tame aep's time our fan of the week. >> where are we going? >> the winner is sarah altenberg from denver, colorado. i love her. >> wow! look at her! >> denver, kusa, channel 9. she's joining us by skype. hi, sarah. >> hi, sarah! >> hi! >> are you excited, hon? >> oh, my god. i'm so excited. >> look at her doing. her dog is in the picture. we're going to tell you what you won. first we're going to tell the audience why you've been named the lucky winner. >> sarah's been a loyal fan and viewer for the past five years and watches every day as a form of stress relief from her busy
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welcome back now. temperatures are going to be comfortable for one final day. ending up in the mid-60s all across the board. then those numbers crash. a cold front is headed towards the bay area. it arrives as we head through tonight. just want to give you an idea of where we're headed. 53 by tuesday. then the 40s move in for wednesday into thursday. that means your overnight lows are going to fall into the 20s in some cities. just make sure you're ready for that. your seven-day outlook shows you temperatures are going to be coldest on thursday. we'll gradually start to warm up getting into sunday. let's check your drive. here's mike. >> good morning. it was a tough drive across that san mateo bridge all morning. we finally see a steady, smooth drive. we have a nice, smooth flow as traffic finally smooths out. all off ramps and on ramps are reopened as well as the southbound side. the earlier deadly crash has cleared. the bay bridge toll plaza has just a few cars waiting.
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we have the metering lights on still. also, you need those headlights a little gray there. back to you. >> all right. thanks. more local news coming up in half an hour at 11:00. see you then. we're back on a fun day monday with "today's buzz" you that may have missed over the weekend. >> with us is brian balthazar editor of >> you've become a star. >> talk about ron burgundy made his local tv debut. >> right. if you were in bismarck, north dakota, this weekend and turned on the news, look who shows up but ron burgundy. not will ferrell but will ferrell as ron burgundy. did the whole newscast. let's look at a brief moment. >> amber, you look lovely tonight. >> thank you, ron, you, too. >> are you married? >> no. >> well, i am, so don't get any ideas. i've never seen fighting in a hockey match before.
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>> no, me neither -- >> thank you. >> he did the whole newscast, 28 minutes, in character, doing actually news stories. >> how were the anchors? were they having fun? >> trying to keep it together. she actually looked really nervous. she doesn't know how to act. they weren't trying to be as funny as he was. it was great. >> how does the station feel? >> obviously they've gone viral. it remains to be seen what the viewers thought. >> right. by the way, the promotion for this movie is off the chain. you -- >> the car commercials crew premieres december 18th, i believe, in theaters. >> he's smart. he knows what it takes to sell movies. >> he breathes funny. >> tell us about nigella lawson. >> there's scandalous news about her. as you remember, in june there were the photographs taken where she and her husband were at a cafe and he looked like he was strangling her. then they got a divorce. now there's stories of her assistants accusing her of letting them spend money recklessly. credit cards, over a million dollars, so they wouldn't talk about her drug problem.
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now they are suing the two assistants. basically saying, you know, that this money wasn't authorized. they're saying, no, we were kept quiet. you're spending money because we were basically keeping quiet for nigella. she may be going to oprah to open up about the whole thing, the whole story. they aren't commenting now because they're obviously involved in litigation happening. >> he's saying he's devastated the whole thing, devastated, misses her. >> right. he said he was reaching to grab her new york make h-- grabbing neck to make her focus. >> make her focus? okay. >> this is sad. paul walker, if you're a fan of "fast & furious," died in a car crash. 40 years old. >> very sad. saturday, he and a colleague who also happened to have a performance car shop, they were taking a run down the street, speed was apparently a factor. they hit a utility pole. the car burst into flames, and unfortunately they were not able to get the two of them out. you know, his car stars are devastated. vin diesel, one of them, saying
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it was like he lost a brother. his father just spoke and said -- this is a message for all of us. every time he saw him he told him he loved him and he returned it. that's where it hits home. devastating for the family and fans devastated. they were in production and were supposed to film today. on hold. it was at 3:30 in the afternoon. the porsche carerra g2 is a high-speed car, hard it control. it's light, and you can go very quickly very fast. it can be hard to control. it was a 45 miles per hour speed limit in the area. the car was pretty much totalled when it hit the pole. >> we teased sharon osbourne. what was she -- >> two things. transitional moment. he said that being on "the osbornes," the reality show, was probably one of the worst decisions she ever made. granted, a lot of opportunities,
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all of them happened because of the show. she said that ozzie and her didn't get enough time with the kids as a result of the traveling involved. i feel like they were on the show a lot together. in anyways, i'm a big believer you don't begrudge your past because it got you where you are. there's another big thing she reve revealed. graham norton asked what the painful surgery she ever had was -- >> and? >> and it's a medical term. >> i can say she rejuvenated a part of herself that was below the waist. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. >> i didn't know she did that -- >> vagina. >> she said that was quite painful -- >> you shouldn't have said the word. you should not have said it, we should have said it. >> we talked to legal. i can say it, it's a medical term. there's no shame in it. but it's still weird. >> go to break. >> thanks, honey. the scams to watch out for today on cyber monday. >> how to find the best fall under the spell of your most hypnotic lips!
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it is time for "monday saving monday." time to shop till you drop on your laptop. >> i like that. we have help to keep your credit cards safe and wallets full. and we've got quite the musical going on -- ♪ >> who's here -- kurt knutsen, better known as kurt the cyberguy, here to steer you to safety and savings on this cyber monday. >> so much sexier in person. both of you. >> so are you. >> bring it on. come on, bring on more. >> one of the things when you're shopping on line, i think one of the things people worry about is, like, is this a legit site, or am i at a hoax? >> you're new to it, but -- >> yes. >> let me show you something. today's cyber monday. tons of people shopping on line. about 2.7 -- $2.7 billion worth this holiday.
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>> amazing. >> even if you're very experienced or just learning, here what you got to know. take a look at this. when you're at a website, and you'll see http at the top or just the website address, see that up -- at the top of that website right up there. you want to look. see it has http? that is not secure. >> what? >> what is secure is when you're shopping at bloomingdales and you get to the cart part where you have to put it -- there it is. that little "s" after http, make sure that you see an "s." >> for security. >> for security, safety, for shopping time. it is all about really taking a quick glance, and that subtle thing means your information is encrypted and secure. >> what if the "s" isn't there? >> don't shop. don't put if n yo-- don't put i your credit card. >> is cyber monday really -- >> this is made up by the national federation -- >> genius. >> they made it up.
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it was -- hey, black friday, why don't we do monday. they did. that was in 2005. >> the world's changed so much since then. people do online all the time. shopping all the time now. is it still such a big deal, this day? >> it's bigger. it's only growing. this whole thing is now where this -- this is a big clearing house they put up. you have 800 merchants here. this is this is a fabulous website, only that it's -- look, it's all their merchants putting all these deals here. there's one after another. and you can click, say, for example, the kohl's one that i did. it's going to tell you what is their cyber monday deal. it comes up, boom, there it is. for this cyber week, an extra 20% off. each of the merchants have this kind of thing going on. >> that's just -- that said coupon. if you want a coupon -- i always see those things. do you have to do anything special? is that safe, too? >> do you have to print it? >> good question. sometimes you print it, sometimes you don't. it's more often than not you no longer need to carry a coupon into a store.
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when you shop on line, you don't need to print it. look at this. this is dealio. another great site. there it is. you're talking about where you put in your e-mail address hare to get coupons sent to you. it's okay if you don't mind getting a ton of coupons way after the fact because they're going to keep on sending you this stuff whether you want it or not later. so a great idea would be to set up a bogus e-mail account or another e-mail account if you have an alternate and call it your name and coupon. any of those are free to do like gmail or yahoo!. >> i shop on amazon. it's easy, i buy a lot of stuff. i keep my stuff stored. in other words, whenever i hit "buy," i don't have to re-enter all the stuff in there. >> i know where you're going with this. is it safe to keep your credit card data and personal stuff -- >> yeah, i don't -- >> it's a tradeoff. the pros, convenient, you don't have to enter it again. in, out. suddenly it's at your door, right? the downside of that is your information is being stored at their computer, and indeed it could one day perhaps be stolen. it's happened. is it likely to happen?
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no. but if it does, your credit card is still going to protect you. don't use your debit card, use your credit card. you'll never be responsible for anything more than $50. federal law. >> i love it when i call and order chinese food. they already have my information. that's on the phone. that's not -- cyber monday. >> i call. >> no, we're not talking about that -- >> do you have a special on egg rolls? >> oh, my god. okay. >> got it on speed dial show me -- >> please. >> frugal -- it's google site for shopping, if you put in frugal spelled like google, you'll get this. what it is, it's a great way to price compare. so let's search for two things. i've searched it up so we go through this quickly. an example of a plasma tv from panason panasonic. it shows all the places i can get it, not only on line but also nearby. i can sort by the total price. i can put in my own zip code so it knows what i'm going to pay for tax and shipping. then it will show the rating --
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>> so many decorations, we don't know where the wine is.
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>> we'll get it. >> we're spanning three generations from the street of greenwich village to the coast, best-selling author adriana trigiani -- >> and great person. >> we love this woman! >> here today, girl, all blue today. >> challenges of a new marriage, new baby, and life's biggest surprises. >> the final novel of her popular valentine trilogy called "the supreme macaroni company." >> yes. >> you have to have a little macaroni. >> you guys don't know the love. you don't -- one of our favorite people on the planet. forget the fact that you're a great writer and spin a great yarn. nobody's more fun than you. >> good. how the bar's high. >> you can tell us about this in a minute. first of all, we want to know what it was like to be directing your first feature film. >> it was great. it was great. it was a lot. >> we should point out that "the big stone gap" is being turned into a movie. >> 15 years to make it -- >> tell people who some of the actors are. >> ashley judd plays ave maria,
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then john benjamin hickey theodore, whoopee goldberg is fleeta, jenna elfman, and jane krakowski, judy ivy -- >> love her. >> she played patrick's mother. the cast is incredible. don't let me leave anybody out. did i get everybody? >> i think you did. >> the wilson family, paul wilson played likely macon -- >> when tell cowill it come out? >> probably a year from now we think. it was wonderful. the whole thing was great. >> when you were writing this, the third in the trilogy, is it sad writing the last -- >> very sad. >> it is? >> there's something sad that happens. we don't want to -- we're not going to -- it's sad at the end. but then it redeems itself. >> it does? >> yeah. but you know, this goes where it's going to go. i don't really figure it out until -- in fact, i thought somebody else was going to go and then another character went. i was crying my eyes out.
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>> a lot of people have a bulletin board and you -- you say what's going to happen. you map it out. >> you don't -- >> i do, but then -- i ignore it. his v i have it there -- i don't care. i love that it starts on the feast of the seven fishes on christmas. italian thing, southern italian. big disaster happens. and then it's kind of the fame has to figure out how to reinvent themselves as a new unit. >> yeah. >> based on some of your own family? like you usually do? >> yeah. there's a lot of my family in here. always. you know. there always is, you know. very personal. i can't do it any other way. it -- it feels like -- if t fee -- it feels like family to me. even making the movie felt like an extended family. >> tell us about being home, big stone gap with your mother -- >> my beautiful mother. oh, my god. she's -- my mother's hilarious. every night economic home, she goes, "how's my car?" i was using her car and living
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with her. it was like i was 12 again. she didn't hours of it. it felt like i was gone all the time because i was. she said to my sister, "adriana used to tell me where she went" but i was in high school. i was like three blocks away in the freezing cold. she came a little bit to watch. but she found it very chaotic and confusing. >> right. if it's not your world, it is -- >> she thought it was a mess all the time. she goes, "why are these people running? where are they going? why are they screaming?" she didn't get it. >> you are so happy with the end result? >> the end result, "the big stone gap" is very hilarious, e dreamed it would be. his a world-class cinematographer, that's the big thing. >> i have to -- >> we adore you. >> love you. >> love you. >> i'm going to talk about it on the podcast.
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the holidays are a very special time here because we get to do something wonderful to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged kids and teens. >> one of our valued partners is cath revenue bebe, vice president of marketing for home good goods. carrying something very nice -- >>er wee. >> what have you got there? >> so we are bringing today along with our donation to the toy drive, which we'll talk about in a minute, our special st. jude's snow globe. >> beautiful. >> it is a limited edition that we are selling at our home goods stores nationwide. it's for $14.99. 50% of the purchase price goes to st. jude's. >> boy, that adds up. >> sure does. >> tell us about your donation. >> our doejz nation is very spe. this is our fifth year, it's become ape wonderful home goods tradition. we're donating $25,000 because
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we believe the best gift is to spread happiness to those in need. we hope it will help the toy drive do that for kids across the country. >> thank you for your generos y generosity. we appreciate it. >> everybody at hope appreciates it. >> thank you, happy holidays. >> our toy drive continues through december 20th. you can donate in person on the plaza or at the nbc store. >> or on line like hoda likes to. go to klgand and we'll help you keep the pounds from creeping up this holiday season -- >> stop! [ female announcer ] i like to mix things up a bit
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a very good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we begin with a story that is new at 11:00. protesters out on the streets in the peninsula. they're upset a planned parenthood has opened up in their neighborhood. maryann, these people already have a petition going. >> reporter: absolutely. they say they have collected 1600 signatures in just 11 days from other people who agree, like them, that this planned parenthood clinic should not be located here. there are about 12 protesters who are out here right now. many have been here since 8:00 this morning. they say they plan to stay here until 6:00 tonight.


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