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faithful out there. we'll be back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> have a great day. we won't have a midday newscast today. we'll see you on monday. good morning. good morning. are they connected?
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and the bandit's stash. hollywood legend burt reynolds selling off some of his most personal treasures, we'll tell you why today, friday, november 28, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this friday morning after thanksgiving. hope you had a great one. i'm willie geist. >> everybody had a good thanksgiving? >> absolutely. all good. >> it was fantastic. >> i could curl up into a ball. >> i know. >> sluggish. >> tired today. >> but feeling good. >> up early for the door busters. >> the lines all over the country. >> who has been shopping? >> you have. >> i have. 50% off at the gap. i saw something on sale.
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a good one. let's begin, speaking of black friday, the shopping frenzy a day for bargain hunters on a mission. we fanned out across the country from the mall of america in minnesota to a packed shopping center in ohio. to right here in new york's always busy times square. and carrie sanders braving the crowds for us north of miami. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here at the mall like shopping centers across the country the crowds began showing up early all chasing the great deal. america's holiday shopping season is now at full tilt. with bargain hunters determined not to miss out on those after thanksgiving deals. >> last year i came late and there was like lines and lines. >> reporter: several video it popping up on line allegedly showing chaos in the aisles as
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customers battle to save a few bucks. the international council of shopping centers estimate black friday is now such an event in our country, four out of ten american shoppers do their holiday buying today. >> the question that's on a lot of consumers' minds is, do you actually go out and buy today? or do you maybe play the waiting game. the answer is both. you probably do a little bit of shopping told, then you supplement that in subsequent days leading up to christmas. >> reporter: retailers hope this year falling gas prices help accelerate sales, it's estimated for everyone penny drop in the price of gas at the pump consumers have additional billion dollars in discretionary spending. >> the outlook for spending is rather good. stronger than we've seen in a number of years. many are forecasting we'll see holiday sales grow more than 4%. which is quite strong. >> reporter: for parents. >> my teenage son wants video games and my 5-year-old wants
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ninja turtles. i'm not sure what my daughter wants. what do you want? >> reporter: the pressure is on. >> we'll find something. >> reporter: the must-have gift for boys, legos. and for girls, anything to do with the movie "frozen." and trying to avoid being frozen, may be why we found two best friends from toronto on a three-day trip to miami just for black friday deals. >> i feel like it's halloween for grown-ups. i like the sales for sure. >> reporter: of course the canadians don't have the day after thanksgiving sales like we do because their thanksgiving is in october. natalie, i know you have been doing research and just off camera willie has all of his circulars for his shopping plans. >> newspapers get that much thicker. thanks so much. we're going to have your black friday deals where you find them coming up later on. >> it was black thursday for
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more than 300,000 americans who woke up on thanksgiving without power. this in the wake of the strong nor'easter that slammed the east coast. dylan has more on that situation. >> yes. talk about adding insult to injury here. millions of americans first endured treacherous travel for thanksgiving, then many found themselves dining in the dark. as a stunning sunrise signaled thanksgiving day in the northeast, it was still lights out for hundreds of thousands of people. heavy snow, up to 20 inches in some states, brought down trees, branches and power lines across the region. this pole was snapped by a large branch. traffic moving slowly at the intersection, left without a working stop light. >> it's beautiful when the snow sticks to the trees like this but that is the problem. >> reporter: the heavy snow wasn't the only problem. cars filled with last-minute travelers brought down lines. >> it was a big night for travel. people trying to get home or get someplace for the holiday, and a lot of people slid into poles. >> reporter: crews are working
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around the clock to restore power. in good spirits despite their holidays being disrupted. >> we don't believe until last person is on. >> reporter: new englanders are nothing if not resourceful. photos posted on social media show people using gas stoves and outdoor grills to cook their thanksgiving feast and dining by candle light. thanksgiving plans adjusted by mother nature but no cold turkeys in sight. fortunately, most of the power has returned but for some of the harder hit areas in parts of new hampshire and maine, it could be another day or two before the lights come back on. >> the weather quieter today and this weekend, we hope. >> minus the northwest, looking pretty good. >> protest organizers in missouri are trying a new strategy today to bring attention to that grand jury decision in the michael brown case. a boycott of black friday shopping. nbc's ron allen has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the idea is the collective buyer
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power of people demanding justice for michael brown and make a statement. during the course of the protests there have been attempts to disrupt shopping malls and retail stores. this calls for a boycott of black friday seems to have a profound impact. around 75 protesters marched into a st. louis area target thursday night calling on shoppers to boycott black friday, one of several retail stores visited as police stood watch. in ferguson, police and national guard troops took up positions outside a walmart as calls for protests spread with the #blackout black friday and #boycott black friday. but thanksgiving mostly brought calm. michael brown's family gathered around their table, one chair left empty. the picture tweeted by advocates for families who lost loved ones to police violence. protesters demanding justice for
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brown tried to make their voices heard at new york's huge thanksgiving day parade. seven were arrested. >> how are you. >> reporter: steve moore took down some of the boards protecting his ferguson restaurant and hoped customers would come back. >> i'm barely making it but i have to reach out and let people know there is hope. >> reporter: business is off 80% but he offered free meals to guests from a church. >> what's good? >> everything. >> you think the trouble is over? >> i do not. it's just beginning. >> reporter: now supporters of the man at the center of attention here officer darren wilson, also are speaking out. >> people throughout have offered bounties on his light. he believes if he went back to a department, he would put other officers at risk. >> darren can never be a police officer again. >> reporter: not surprisingly they say wilson intends to keep a low profile for a while, while the storm raises around him. retailers no doubt want to see
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if this call for a boycott takes hold. natalie, willie. >> ron allen in ferguson, thank you, ron. >> sheinelle jones here with breaking news out of texas. >> we start with that a. gunman is dead after a shootout with police on the downtown streets of austin, texas. authorities say the suspect was shooting at police headquarters and other buildings, he was shot and killed by police. police still aren't sure about the motive. no one else was injured in the incident. some dramatic video of two new york boys pulled to safety after being buried in a snow bank for several hours. a plow operator pushed snow over their fort not realizing they were there. >> the snowbank was probably over six or seven feet tall. >> a dramatic scene captured on a cell phone camera shows a group of residents and police frantically digging out two boys buried under a snow bank for hours. >> it was all just really adrenalin. wasn't thinking of much to get
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the kids. >> reporter: the cousins, ages 9 and 11, were building a snow fort across the street from an apartment complex, when a plow driver who was clearing the lot dumped more snow on them. when the boys didn't return home police canvassed the neighborhood until something caught an officer's eye. >> he located a shovel in a snow bank and he figured he'd take a couple digs in there and he saw the boot of one of the children. >> went to all of the neighbors asking for shovels. >> the boys were conscious and suffering from exposure to cold. though they had to spend part of thanksgiving in the hospital this mother is grateful her son and his cousin are alive. she posted this picture, praising newburgh police for their heroic efforts. we're happy they are okay. pope francis is expected to tread lightly during his three-day visit to turkey, sensitive to the diplomatic tensions between turkey and the international coalition fighting the islamic state. nbc's richard engel is in
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istanbul. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. pope francis meets with turkey president on the agenda terrorism and the on going refugee crisis because of the wars in iraq and syria. landing today pope francis is only the fourth pope to visit turkey. a muslim country with deep christian roots. for 1,000 years, istanbul, then constan ta nopele was the seat of a christian empire. reaching out to the orthodox community is the main spiritual goal of the pontiff's trip. but this is also a region at war. turkish media report 10,000 police have been directed to protect the pope's three-day trip. of concern is isis. the pope has taken a strong stand against isis, supporting the use of force against them and calling their persecution of christians in syria and iraq the
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worst since the early days of christianity. isis in areas it controls has given christians the choice of converting to islam or being killed. many christians escaped and are now refugees. isis speaks frequently about the pope, calling him a crusader. and isis propaganda magazine showed the group's black flag superimposed in st. peter's square. after visiting pope francis comes here to istanbul where he will meet with orthodox christian leaders. >> thank you, richard. australian lawyer is looking on the bright side. he set a record by stringing up look at this, almost 1.2 million christmas lights in the center of the nation's capital. it took volunteer lighting architects, designers and engineers months to build this display. they installed 75 miles of multi-colored wire strung in the shape of three interconnected giant wrapped christmas gifts. this will help raise money for a
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charity. i feel like the bar gets higher every year. for these displays. >> glad all the light bulbs connect. >> always the one. >> 1.2 million. tough find. >> dylan, now to the forecast. how is it looking? >> here it's fine. let's talk about australia for a little longer. we had a big storm hit brisbane with large hail and wind gusts of near 90 miles per hour. it was strong enough to rip some of the roofs off of homes, look at all of this wind damage here. streets were flooded out. 90,000 people are without power at the height of the storm, now still about 68,000 without power. you can see the reason why all of the downed trees and the power lines here and even these planes tossed like toys in some of that wind. closer to home we're looking at some pretty wet weather near seattle, stretching down to the coast of oregon. we have a flood watch in effect in the seattle area because we've seen a few inches of rain
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fall, it's the strong onshore flow that's going to keep the moisture around throughout the day today. the flood watches in effect until later this afternoon. this cold front is going to move in, change the rain to snow action possibly even in seattle. mostly across the mountains, then much-needed rain and snow back through northern california where we could see several inches of rain. and you can also see in the sierra nevada we could end up with at least a foot of snow. further to the north and east near the northern rockies into montana we could see about a foot or two of snow, especially into tonight and then into tomorrow as well. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds.
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7:15, happy friday. black friday morning to you. temperatures are chilly out there. grab a coat if you're going to be headed out and about. we gave mike the day off because the traffic is so light out there this morning. a lot of people have the day off. fog will be a factor for the next couple of hours. temperatures will be cool. we'll have showers first in the north day by 9:00 p.m. everything spreads to the south by tomorrow morning. a lot of rain. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thanks a lot. they're calling it green friday in colorado where stores, selling newly legal recreational marijuana are hoping for big crowds today. here is nbc's hallie jackson. >> reporter: tis the season for door busters and at this colorado store, expectations
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are -- well, high. >> there's no question that there's going to be people here, excited, in line, ready to be the first one in the door. >> reporter: ryan fox is giving any early birds 80% off an ounce of marijuana this black friday. >> it's a great opportunity for us to have a big weekend while there's a lot of consumers out, spending money. >> it's the first holiday shopping season since colorado legalized recreational marijuana, limiting it to one ounce for anyone over 21. now many pot shops are embracing traditional markets with sales on stocking stuffers and pumpkin pie with a cannabis crust. mention green friday here and you'll save 15%. to the owner, today's sales show marijuana's going more mainstream. >> we're going to offer deals like any other retailer and try
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to bring people through the door. >> not everyone is embracing legalization of cannabis. >> high levels in pumpkin pie, marshmallo with ws is perpetuating this false myth that marijuana is not dangerous. >> reporter: supporters point out the pot industry is paying off for colorado, bringing in millions of dollars for taxes and fees from marijuana sales. >> i absolutely anticipate there's going to be a lot of happy faces christmas morning. >> i think santa would say ho, ho, ho. >> reporter: a holiday high at its lowest price of the season. for "today," hallie jackson, nbc news, los angeles. >> nice of hallie to bring back some stocking stuffer force our holiday party. thank you, hallie. >> jenna is keeping an eye on the orange room for carson. thank you. >> have a good holiday? i did, as well.
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i am overstuffed. >> ready to pop. >> when family becomes unbearable, it is a time for social media. the word "thankful" was tweeted 3.8 million times over the course of 24 hours. 24 hours. so, what did we do in the orange room? what do you think we did? we went through all 3.8 million tweets because that's what we do on thanksgiving. let's start off by rounding it out perfectly. stephen colbert. happy thanksgiving. i'm thankful that your family is so annoying you're following twitter than talking to them. look at the haircut. and then kelly clarkson, her little turkey head. ridiculously adorable, if you ask me. we also had some food. this is our good friend, katie
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couric, do you think prerhaps i may have overcooked my pump can kin pie? >> i thought it was chocolate souffle. >> who knew? jimmy fallon, thank you, thanksgiving, for being a time for family and thank you, football and alcohol, for making that tolerable. truer words were never said. >> we are thankful for all of the above. >> a wise man. coming up this morning, a wave of unusual robberies in chicago, using vehicles to break through walls and enter stores. we'll look into that. bill cosby's legacy takes another hit in the wake of those sexual assault allegations. who is now cutting ties with the comedy legend. first this is "today" on nbc.
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thank you boys. you're welcome. you're welcome. [ male announcer ] happy holidays from our family to yours. i love christmas! a very good friday morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we may learn more today about what exactly happened near the port of oakland two nights ago. you may have seen the images, a side show followed by patrol cars surrounding dozens of vehicle. the chp said more than 200 people were involved. one car burned to a crisp. >> definitely not the holiday spirit and it's all caught on surveillance video. a south bay family looking for a man who backed his car into their driveway, in one case just trunk open, took off with the
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family's holiday decorations. the thieves stole a santa and ten minutes later came back and made off with the snowman decoration. the family said the items are valued at a few hundred dollars but there's a lot of isn'tmen l -- sentimental value for them and they'd like to see the person caught merely on principle. >> and the black friday crush has been going on since last night. officials believe there are more black friday shoppers this year than last. and at least the weather is cooperating. christina has the forecast. >> we have a little bit of fog at the coast as well. but we're going to hold off on the rain until we get to tonight. look at the difference in san francisco, lots of fog out there this morning. you see commuters going slower
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than the speed limb et becauit the reduced visibility. mid 60s and overcast skies by tonight. most of us won't see showers until tomorrow morning. sunday periods of rain on the way and it will continue into monday. and then we'll get a little break. the heaviest round comes in tuesday and wednesday next week bringing our rainfall totals into the inches. >> we'll have another update in about a half hour.
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7:30 on this friday morning, november 28th, 2014. millions of americans taking over malls and stores across the country, but we are happy, though, that the fine folks starting their day off here with us on the plaza. out there including maybe some people who know dylan dreyer. you have family here and you left them outside. >> there is a lot of them. >> true story. she was like, going to come in and eat up the entire green room. >> they're out in the cold, so what. >> my father-in-law's birthday today. >> it's his birthday. >> oh, dylan. we'll invite them in.
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>> she's very pleasant and all smiles but deep down she's stone cold. >> speaking of layers. >> we'll get them in. >> it's a little late for that. all right, let's take a look at what's making headlines this morning. crews are working to restore power across the east after that fast-moving nor'easter knocked out electricity to more than 340,000 customers. more than half of them in new hampshire. protesters in missouri have taken their anger inside stores on this black friday. about 7 5 people demonstrated at this crowded target near st. louis overnight. police were not present and there was no violence and no arrests made. a water main break on the pacific coast malibu, california, have created a major backup. opened a small sinkhole and the pch was closed for nearly four hours overnight while the crews worked to shut that water off. who has leftovers?
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this morning, how to turn your old, boring turkey, stuffing and sides for a abrand-new feast. >> that old, boring turkey. let's begin this half hour with a string of robberies in chicago where thieves are getting creative to break into stores. kevin tibbles has that story. >> reporter: the smash and grab is now the crash and grab. a half dozen chicago retailers, the victims of hit and run robberies, literally. >> it's unbelievable. >> very scary. >> reporter: this gaping hole in the back of a chicago clothing store was discovered thanksgiving morning. surveillance video shows a stolen pickup pounding its way right through a brick wall before the store was looted by thieves. just as the holiday rush gets under way, police say organized gangs are using stolen cars and trucks as bat ramps. >> multiple vehicles being used and multiple offenders.
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>> reporter: as many as 20 offenders swarmed this cisco nyc store. slamming through the window in a minivan. stuffing bags with jeans, jackets and jewelry, even bumping into one another in the frenzy. at least nine bandits ransicced a louis vuitton store. in and out in 90 seconds. the stolen pickup caused so much damage at this clothing store, it will remain closed today, black friday. >> i mean, one of the biggest days of the year and we're going to lose, i mean, we can't open up. >> reporter: police say so far none of the bull dozing bandits has been caught. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> all that in 90 seconds. that's just wild. >> hope they're on the case now and they'll catch those guys. let's get a check of the weather, again, from dylan. >> announcer:'s tonight's sunday night football weather is brought to you by nfl mobile.
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exclusively from verizon. >> and thanks, guys. out there this morning, it is going to be a chilly morning across the eastern half of the country. warm out in the west, but watch what happens as we go through this weekend. we're going to see this all flip-flop a little bit. little cooler out west and starts to warm up a bit out east and always a good flow. keeps storms from developing when it's nice and going from west to east. now, we are going to see temperatures warm up nicely. look at birmingham, alabama. 69 degrees by sunday and temperatures in the 70s in tulsa by sunday and then the reverse of that. seattle on saturday will only top out around 45 degrees and 50 on sunday in medford. temperatures out west will start to cool off a bit. where we have some rain and this front. that's why temperatures are going to drop. rain over to snow in seattle and not a lot of accumulation at the lower levels. take up into the mountains where we could end up with a foot or so of snow and same
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7:34. a foggy start to your black friday in san francisco, though we're mostly fair across the board this morning. 52 on the east shore, 45 degrees in the north bay. tonight is the big night, the 50th annual tree lighting at ghirardelli square. we'd love to see you out there. it looks like the rain will hold off. as we wake up tomorrow morning, heavy rain on the way. should get a little break for the second half of your saturday. and tonight is -- friday night but sunday night is football night in america. divisional showdown, denver broncos taking on the kansas city chiefs. how will manning play on the road? he has a good record against kansas city. we'll see if that holds up. chilly night in kansas city. temperatures only in the 30s, but it's sunday night, which is football night in america. not friday night.
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which is just a regular friday night. >> there's football on tonight, too, but that's the one you want to watch. >> football night. latest blow to bill cosby's legacy as he faces new sexual allegations. colleges that once showered the comedian with accolades are now backing away. >> dr. william h. "bill" cosby. >> for years, he insisted that people call him dr. cosby. it wasn't a joke. he received his doctorate, but now severing ties with that university, saying bill cosby has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of umass amherst's capital campaign. he no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor serves in any other capacity. berkeley music no longer awards an online scholarship in mr.
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cosby's name. those moves come with now more than 20 women accusing cosby of rape, assault, or attempted assault. >> hi. what have we here? >> reporter: he has chosen not to speak on the subject. scott simon asked the question on npr. >> this question gives me no pleasure, mr. cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days. you're shaking your head no. >> i think it becomes the second part of the first sentence of his obituary, which i hope will not be for years, but i think it becomes what you have to add in the clause that follows the fact that he is a great and precedent setting entertainer. speaking just at the personal level, i think it's difficult to laugh with him now. >> reporter: cosby's attorney has called the accusations unsubstantiated, fantastical stories and says the claims are becoming increasingly ridiculous. cosby has not been charged with any crimes but his reputation
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has been damaged. >> it's not a personal problem like drinking too much. this has to do with really charges of reprehensible, brutal allegations against women. >> reporter: one of the accusers. >> i think he has seated his power by being silent and by vilifying all of us. you see there's a power of silence that he has, but we have the power of the word. >> reporter: words that will shake the legacy of an entertainer, no matter what happens next. for "today," kate snow, nbc news, new york. and coming up, why burt reynolds has decided to auction off treasures from his legendary career in hollywood. >> coming up next as well, can you solve it? the mystery that stumped the top
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we're back now at 7:43 with a mystery so perplexing the often tight-lipped and secretive cia is turning to the public for help. here is national correspondent peter alexander. >> reporter: this is the case the cia's top spies walk by and want the public to crack, kryptos, a mystery locked in metal literally in the cia's backyard. >> that is fascinating to me. that's why it's literally part of kryptos. >> reporter: carved in pure copper. four in all only one remains unsolved. in 2010, jim sanborn gave his first clue, 64 through 69 characters spell berlin.
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right after berlin, the 70 through 74th letters spell clock. it was constructed around the fall of the berlin wall. many clocks, on city hall, and the literal berlin clock. it's a mystery that has confounded code crackers like chris hansen for the last 20 years. >> jim is getting older. he's giving us these clues every few years as if to slap us upside the head and saying, come on, let's move on. >> devoting several hundred hours to cracking the code. >> every time he gives a clue, i'm that farther away. i think he's a genius. >> reporter: those who think they cracked kryptos can e-mail jim sanborn with this.
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after "the davinci code," he has received thousands. but it remains unsolved. >> season of giving, holiday time. >> forget about it. don't get ahead of yourself. >> not feeling generous? >> i'm the ultimate kryptos scrooge. >> reporter: leaving plenty of mystery in the courtyard. for "today," peter alexander. >> so nobody is cracking the code but he's making a lot of money. >> $50? >> do you win anything if you actually do crack the code? >> i don't know. >> self something? i don't know. victory. >> for as little as $9.99. >> sheinelle will share. >> jimmy fallon worked his magic again, turning his -- >> christmas carol lyrics. oh, no. right after this.
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back now at 7:50. let's check back in with jenna in the orange room, in for carson. the turkey is still warm but you're already talking christmas carols? >> i am. only because of one reason. our good friends at amazon conducted a survey, asking when is it acceptable to listen to holiday music in it turns out it's right this second. 53% said the day after thanksgiving. how well do you know your holiday music? we're going to play a little game. i'm going to give you the song in the line, you tell me what comes next.
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winter wonderland. listen to the line "but you can do the job when you're in town" ♪ later on by the fire. >> later on we'll conspire. >> leave it to dylan. >> the line was later on we'll perspire, 17%. next one, "the twelve days of christmas." ♪ the fourth day of christmas my true love brought to me ♪ ♪ four calling birds, three french hens ♪ i need to know the lyric to every song. >> clearly, you do. turns out that the answer is four calling birds not four calley birds. this is all fascinating and hysterical. i would be remiss if i didn't tell you my epic lyric fail was
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then i saw her face now i'm gonna leave her. clearly the monkeys had a different idea. we're dying to know what your epic song christmas fail was. please send it to us. >> you're good, dylan. please send it to us. >> you're good, dylan. whi, how's it going?. whatever you're looking for, start by test-driving nearly every make and model all in one place. carmax. start here.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> a good friday morning to you. it's 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. authorities expect a chp officer to survive his injuries after he was hit last night on a motorcycle. the person who hit him ran a red light. the driver was cooperative and did not appear to be under the influence. >> a six-figure mystery in san jose. someone left a duffle back full of cash at a burger king in san jose. the contents surprised the manager, who found it there, $100,000 and some marijuana. so far no one has clammed it. >> and a chaotic side show
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followed by patrol cars corralling dozens of vehicles. the chp says nearly 200 cars were involved, one car burned to a crisp. it's not going to be crispy out there, but but a night one on tap. >> i want to start with a picture of the golden gate bridge. overall the fog is already starting to burn off. over the course of the next hour we'll start to see the sky clear, but just for a couple of hours, with an overcast sky by the end of the days and temperatures cool enough for a jacket all day long. we have a lot of rain on the way and it starts up in the north bay as of tonight. taking you into your saturday, looking like a washout for the first part of the day, you'll likely be able to get outdoors saturday afternoon into the evening hours. we get another wave of rain on sunday, a little break for monday and the heaviest round arrives tuesday into wednesday of next week. we will keep you updated. >> we certainly need it, christina. thank you for joining us.
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another local news update for you in about half an hour. hope to see you then.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." the black friday rush is on. we have the inside track on where you can find the best bargain. ♪ then, are you staring at a full fridge of leftovers? we have some surprising ways to reinvent what's left of your thanksgiving feast. plus, 'tis the season for holiday movies. blockbusters, family flicks, oscar contenders all competing for your attention. we'll fill you in on the must-see on "today" friday, november 28th, 2014.
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>> hi, mom, in columbus, ohio. go bucks! beat michigan! >> in atlanta, checking off my bucket list. >> we're in new york city with my mom on her 80th birthday. welcome back to "today" i'm willie geist along with natalie morales, dylan dreyer. what a crowd. >> remember we told you earlier, our friend here, dylan, she leaves her family out in the cold on the plaza. we found them all the way in the ba back. >> get a good seat. >> if they were never out here,
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they'd never get seats like this. >> what do you think about your auntie dyl leaving you out here. >> she was worried you were going to eat all the bagels in the green room. >> your auntie natalie said you could come inside and hang out with us. >> we'll invite you inside because we're those kind of people. >> you are cruel. >> not winning aunt of the year award, that's for sure. >> let's head inside. quick check of the top stories this morning. >> thank you, auntie natalie. millions of shoppers are out cashing in on the holiday deals, but, believe it or not, they're getting a late start. many doors opened their doors. courtney reagan has more. courtney? >> good morning. it's the super bowl of shopping, black friday. 96 million americans expected to hit the stores today. but you're right, millions more hit those stores on thanksgiving. getting an early start, camping out, lining up, stratogizing,
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whatever it takes to score the best deals on the season's hottest items which include tvs, tablets and anything related to the hit movie "frozen." online sales were up 14% on thanksgiving day. this year compared to last year. having its best sales day every. walmart says thanksgiving day was its best sales day online in the company history. we're seeing a bit of a lull right now at the stores as shoppers are reenergizing, but expected to pick back up here again soon. >> thank you, courtney. shopping in the st. louis area has been marred by protesters up set by the michael brown grand jury decision. dozens of protesters have stormed target and walmart shouting ined is as police standby. no word on any arrest. meanwhile, a quiet night in ferguson with no visible protests and the national guard on patrol. a historic trip for pope francis as he weighs in on the campaign against isis.
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the pope arrived for his first visit earlier this morning. expected to denounce extremists. on the eve of his trip, the pope said it was legitimate to use force to stop isis but only with the endorsement of the community. slippery roads left an suv in a precarious position. it flipped and landed on its side in a pond. thick ice kept the car from sinking into the freezing water. rescuers were able to make it to the driver and passenger in time. they were reportedly shaken up, but not hurt. hollywood screen legend burt reynolds is hoping his memorabilia can help pay his mortgage. the 78-year-old star apparently in financial trouble is auctioning off hundreds of mementos from his storeied career next month. people's choice award and red leather jacket in a statement he says, "i've collected so many
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things i truly adore but at this stage of my life i find it very difficult to manage them all." and it was a family affair at the thanksgiving nfl game in detroit on thursday. one mom and dad had had to come up with a unique way to cheer on their sons. that's because one is a wide receiver for the lions and the other a rookie cornerback for the bears. the parents beamed in custom made jerseys and boys displayed brotherly love on the field. let's get another check on the weather with dylan. with her family today, that's kind of fun. >> i love spending the holiday with family. lots of families out here and we found the red hot mamas in the background. you did awesome in the parade yesterday. >> thank you. >> let's take a look at the weather and see what's going on across the country where we do have mostly calm conditions. not talking about major storms except in the pacific northwest where there is going to be mostly a lot of rain. temperatures will start to drop near seattle and it will turn over to snow. the coldest parts of the country
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in the upper midwest in and around the great lakes where it is only in the 20s and 30s, but just a couple spotty snow showers through wisconsin and up into michigan. the southeast is a little bit chilly. 71 for a high in miami. that is the low average. 76 in southern texas, but at least high pressure in control that keeps away the clou 8:06. good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look at san jose, and you can actually see christmas in the park. it's nice and clear here. you will find fog on the east shore in san francisco, and in the north bay this morning, elsewhere we're waking up mostly clear, but chilly, 50s and 40s to start. on our way to a cool day, ramping up into the low to mid 60s in the warm spots in the bay area. rain starts up tomorrow for most of us, then we're talking about measuring it in inches as we get into next week. and now a holiday moment brought to you by "night in the
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museum secret of the tombs" december 19th only in theaters. >> and that's your latest forecast. coming up next, the young singer who just put the professionals to shame. did you see this yesterday? an incredible performance of the "national anthem." wait until you hear it. the black friday bargains that are actually worth your time and your money today. and turkey casedias. the most creative way to enjoy your turkey day leftovers, but, first, these messages. >> how are you feeling right now? >> i'm excited. i need a change. it's been like this for a long time. >> here's paula before. >> who has the remote? >> so they can improve -- >> dexter, switch it back. ♪
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so we're a part of the community. this business means everything in that it's how i care for my family. what you spend in the community stays in the community. we're all independent folks but, you know, one store on a block can't make it without other stores. you can't swim alone. back now at 8:10 with what's trending today. let's kick off this black friday with a thanksgiving performance
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you have to see. we talked about the celebrities who botched the national anthem. this is the exact opposite of that. this is one of the best renditions we've ever seen. it happened during the lions game thanksgiving yesterday. this is 12-year-old quentavius johnson. ♪ oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ >> wow! >> wow! let's say it one more time. he's 12 years old. >> yeah, he was on "america's got talent." >> we've had him on weekend "today" before. >> can you imagine? >> no. think about where you were in sixth grade. not doing that.
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>> i can't sing like that now. >> funny, we know. >> remember the name. >> sounds incredible. dogs and babies. beloved thanksgiving tradition that is the national dog show. mason, 4-year-old bloodhound taking home the title of best in show. another dog threatened to steal the spotlight. look what happened there off to the right of your screen. miniature pinscher who escaped from his owner, dashing his chances for victory, leaving his poor owner -- look at the look on her face. it says it all. it's like oh, no, you didn't. the dog just took off. >> i guess they work all year for that moment. >> they do. the dog made an escape. >> we're out of here. >> i think we're too strict. wander off a little bit, you're out of the competition? >> it's not perfect. you have to be perfect. >> i guess so. >> now, as promised. steve harvey recently posted this picture of himself. how cute is this? showing off his granddaughter,
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rose. so steve inspired us. share your family photos and we got quite a response. hundreds of you send in these granddad pictures in. cute, funny, poignant pictures. sports, hugs, sleeping. >> and a beer. >> sclaming down inin ining -- cold one with your 3-year-old. >> you had one, right sh. >> i introduced my parents to the carrier to my dad. he literally walked around with his arms out. literally walked around -- he walked down the street like this am i doing it? you're doing it, dad. you're doing it. >> revolutionary, right? >> i'm telling you, they are fantastic. >> another winner, from jimmy fallon. amazing. he and rashida jones reworking the lyrics
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♪ i'm so hungry you already know so pass the stuffing and the green bean casserole ♪ ♪ cause you know i'm gonna gain some weight gain some weight need sweatpants ♪ ♪ drink with me i hate my family ♪ ♪ turducken for what ♪ turducken for what ♪ don't want none unless you got gifts hon ♪ >> perfect sidekick. she is so funny. >> she's your girl crush. >> she has a great voice. >> yeah. >> jimmy fallon is my guy crush. seems like he would be a fun
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friend. >> continuing the tradition. >> nice work, guys. that is what's working today. >> as you head out for black friday shopping. we're millions of holiday shoppers hitting the stores today in search of black friday bargains. to make things a little bit easier on you, elizabeth mayhew has been scouring the stores for
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the best of the best. good morning. >> good morning. >> you can get these deals all week long. is it really today if you're not there you're going to miss it? >> this is the deal. number one, do your research. you have to go online and check prices. there are sales to be had. realize most of them end in store at 1:00 pm today. it means you need to get to the store now. >> you have to physically get there? you can't do it online. >> check online. stores are also offering some of these deals, although not all of them. suddenly there are doorbusters online, too. do your research. companies are getting really creative. they want to get you in the store. i'm going to take about a couple of thing that is stores are doing to get you in the store as well. >> electronics first. >> kohl's, one-stop shopping for everything. over 500 great door busters. take, for example, this lg tv. it's usually $599. you can get it today for $399. >> that's huge. >> huge savings. >> okay. >> x-box 360, $129.99 until 1:00
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pm only. >> at kohl's? >> at kohl's. up next, staples. you think of buying paper and everything. great place to get electronics. kindle is only $49 today or the apple tv is $79. the other thing that they're doing that's creative is when you buy something in the store you're getting 25 free holiday card. >> that's amazing. >> yeah. >> so you can keep buying. >> exactly. lots of great deals. cameras, fitbit. they're only $97 today. dw again that's a good deal. >> toys. >> target at toys, select lego is 5% off. you can go to kmart. kmart has all kinds of board games at $2.99. you can really stock up. >> amazing. classics like candy land and all that? >> exactly. kohl's, you can go there for toys as well. $24.99. this is usually like a $50 toy. everything from barbie.
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you name it. creative things companies are doing. barnes & noble. half a million signed books, signed by authors like donna tart or author of "polar express" in store only and signed by the author. that's a great promotion and 50% off on a lot of their very beautiful gift books. >> personal this way, too, when it's signed. >> and it's also kind of an heir loom if it's signed by the author. >> absolutely. homeware. >> macy's. great thing you can stock up. it's $29.99. that's like 40% off. >> the best wine opener. >> the wine opener. stock up on that. jcpenn jcpenney, the cuisinart knives. they're like $18. that's amazing for a whole set. the coffee maker that was $180 is $170. this is just to show you how companies, jcpenney, samsonite
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was 60% off. this year, it's 70% off. they're beating their prices as well. >> clothing, discounts are everywhere, if you dare to go there. >> i heard you shopping already. >> old navy. >> 50% off, right? >> every single item in the store. so from husband to kids, you have it covered. >> absolutely, okay. >> bloomingdale, select ugg's are on sale. 50% off. that's only going to go until noon or till 1:00. when you shop $100, you get $15 in bloomingdale cards. >> blooming bucks or whatever. >> yeah, blooming bucks. for every single person on your list, godiva, 50% off today on select box. >> at godiva? >> at godiva. >> wow sthrks. >> you can really stock up on everything. there are deals. >> i didn't eat enough yesterday, clearly. willie, over to you. >> natalie, thanks a lot. if shopping is not for you today, maybe you want to catch a movie. there are a lot of premieres today and throughout the holiday
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season. deciding which one to see can be harder than finding the perfect gift. dave, always good to see you. >> great to see you, too. >> this is a good collection of movie. >> there's something for everybody. you can't always say that. >> no. >> let's break it down to categories. sequels and "horrible bosses 2" is the first one. >> one of my favorite comedies of the last couple of years. jason bateman, jason sudekis, charlie day and jennifer aniston steals her scenes because she plays a very sexually inappropriate character. it's fun to hear the dialogue coming out of her mouth. and the battle of the five armys, a series that's been doing so much business, it's made $2 billion. >> wow! >> the first two movies have. peter jackson, also "lord of the rings" film. it's more action orient ed, little more dangerous maybe than from the other ones. it's grth be a great way to end
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that whole series. and then there's another trilogy that's ending "night of the museum" films. what a surprise hit these have been with ben stiller. there's some new characters this time. dan stevens, i don't know if you watch downton abby as much as i do. he is off that show now. sir lancelot in this third one. this is one of robin williams' final performances, because he turned up again as teddy roosevelt. >> jumps out at you as you see that trailer. we're going to see robin again and thank god for that. "into the woods." >> adaptation of a popular broadway play. dream cast, anna kendrick from "pitch perfect" is cinderella, meryl streep, who will surely get an oscar nomination for playing the witch can sing so amazingly. do you know who steal this is movie surprisingly? chris pine. >> really? >> "star trek" action star is a great singer and so funny. he plays cinderella's prince.
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he is a riot. a real scream. and "exxodus: gods and kings." from river scott, who did gladiator. this is along the same lines as scope. christian bale plays moses. you see the parting of the red sea, all the plagues. it's pretty amazing. >> big movie. let's move to oscar buzz. you love "wild." >> it's probably my favorite of all the ones i've seen all season. at a crossroads in her life, decided to walk the entire pacific coast of the united states. and reese witherspoon plays her. that's laura dern playing her mom. reese witherspoon, an oscar winner for "walk the line" will definitely get another nomination for this. >> and another one "american sniper" where bradley cooper takes on a real-life sniper. >> chris kyle, 150 confirmed
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kills. this is a great war movie, directed by clint eastwood and i think it's one of bradley cooper's best acting i've ever seen. if you like movies like "the hurt locker" or "saving private ryan" you will love this one, too. >> and, of course, "unbroken" directed by angelina jolie. survived years as a prisoner of war. this one, i haven't seen yet. i'm so curious about it. i've seen about 15 minutes and it looks very, very impressive. >> i'm hearing good things about that. family oriented. family movies here. "penguins of madagascar." >> taking some of the most popular characters from the madagascar movies and follows them in their double lives as spies. of course, penguins are spies. didn't you know that? of course that's what's happening. he has a movie called "imitation game" that's out. one of the voices of this from dream works. people love this movie, especially for younger kids. and then we're going to end up
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with "annie." this time, "annie" is played by quevenzanhaie wallace. a >> when you have a classic it's not even a knock on the new version. people relate it to another miss hannigan or another daddy warbucks. >> i think some people are going to have a problem with that it was remade because it is such a classic. but if you're going to remake "annie," you have to do it with jamie foxx, cameron diaz and quevenz quevenz quevenzenaie wallace. why not? >> turning
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you're watching today in the bay. >> a very good black friday morning to you. it is 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we may learn more today about what exactly happened near the port of oakland two nights ago. you probably saw the images, the chaotic side show followed by patrol cars corralling dozens of vehicles. more than 200 people were involved. one car burned to a crisp. at 10:00 this morning, the chp will release more information, including the operation conducted by officers and the number of vehicles impounded. let's check the forecast today with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you, laura. good morning to you at home. taking a look at healdsburg where you can see the clouds coming in steadily all morning long. we do have rain to our north. it all presses into the south
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bay as we head through the overnight hours, but we are going to see a little activity by this evening, places like san francisco and the shop bay. 65 degrees, comfortable conditions for you with winds picking up. hold on to your shopping bags later on today, especially noon to 5:00 p.m. 63 degrees, the stanford shopping center and 63, cool and cloudy today out at union square. 61 degrees for your saturday. kind of a washout. more rain on sunday and that will continue through monday and tuesday. laura, back to you. >> thank you very much. another update in half an hour. hope to see you then.
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♪ 8:30 now on a friday morning, the 28th of november, 2014. we call it the day after thanksgiving. and our christmas tree is beginning to take shape. it looks gorgeous now. the scaffolding is gone and we see it in all its glory. next week we have the tree lighting here on nbc. looking forward to that. matt, savannah, al and i will all be here. >> fun night out here. a great crowd on this plaza, by
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the way. this is incredible. >> no turkey hangover on this plaza. people are fired up. coming up on together, we make football, a small town with with a big heart and a love for those friday night lights. we'll show you how they make it happen when they get a big surprise. >> plus, what's on your menu today? new ways to enjoy your thanksgiving leftovers this year. >> of course, millions of americans don't have enough to eat. we're doing something special this season to help. >> jenna's inside with more. >> hey, dylan. we partnered with feeding america to launch food drive today. it's called "today's" million meals by christmas. every dollar donated between now and christmas will provide ten meals for people in need, over 160,000 meals have been donated so far. you don't believe me? look. over 160,000. just because i can. and for a little extra incentive, we are kicking off a challenge. the city that donates the most
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will get a special surprise. please keep those donations coming. you want to know where we are? this is where i am right now, in this city right here. go to for more information. back to you guys. >> good with that telestrator, john madden. nicely done. dylan, a look at the weather. what's going on? >> pretty nice weather across the country. a few rain showers in the pacific northwest, where heavy rain is likely in parts of seattle today. and a flood watch is in effect. and that is going to start spreading a little further down into california as we go into tonight. then on saturday, we're looking at some mountain snow. especially the northern rockies. that will move over into western montana. some of the higher elevations could end up with a foot and a half of snow. we're also looking at a bit of a wintry mix across parts of the great lakes. and then on sunday, still fairly quiet for most. we will see some rain start to move back down into california. much-needed rain. and in the northeast, a nice warm-up. talking about snow, you were in hamburg, new york. >> yes. >> when i was in hamburg, new
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york, when there was a feet of snow. you made it out. >> we made it out. >> and you made it to new york for thanksgiving. >> yep. >> can't beat that. that's a look at the weath 8:33. still dealing with a bit of fog here on the golden gate bridge, but it is clearing quickly out there, and you'll notice just how light the drive is. a lot of people have the day off. a lot of people are out there shopping. if that's you later on, you want to grab your jacket. 65 degrees on the south bay, 60 degrees for san francisco and 60 degrees in the north bay with showers starting up as of this evening. widespread rainfall the first part of your saturday. a break saturday afternoon, then the rain returns sunday. heaviest round on the way for tuesday, into wednesday. hope you have a great weekend. lie? >> dylan, thank you. as we've seen this week, especially when it comes to flying, it usually means big crowds, small seats and lots and lots of chaos. what if you could take off in high style, just like the old days? a special fantasy flight is bringing back the best of travel. here is nbc's janet shamlian.
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>> reporter: in today's rough and tumble world of air travel it's a gritty game of passenger warfare, enough to enrage even the most intrepid flier. what if you could time travel back to the golden age of travel with style and sky-high service? >> we replicate the experience of flying pan am in the '70s. >> no details spared in this bi-level first class cab in, exact replica of a pan am jumbo jet from the 1970s, from the seats, the china and uniforms, it's all authentic. created by a self described pan am fanatic. >> i have actually scoured the world for pan am merchandise my entire life. >> much like a legit flight, passengers buy a ticket, board, take their assigned seats and then are wined and dined just like the old days. >> it's actually a gourmet meal.
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we carve at the tableside just like they did in the '70s. >> its inaugural passengers are coming far and wide. >> we flew in from atlanta this morning. >> just for this? >> just for this. >> lori halliday flew from chicago to take this flight to nowhere. her mom was a pan am stewardess, the term used back then. >> able to sit comfortably with people and talk. >> there are no wings on this plane but a ticket to ride will cost about the same as a real one, $300. >> all the space. >> the setting is a unique l.a. studio called air hollywood. >> this mark-up is probably one of the busiest aircraft that we have in our studio. >> if you've seen a commercial or movie with a plane scene, chances are it was filmed here. think wolf of wall street or bridesmaids. ♪ i'm ready to party >> all the parts you see around here are original parts from an aircraft.
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>> he created air hollywood. who has sat in some of these seats? >> jon hamm, george clooney. >> if you need some carts, caps, signs, snacks, anything possibly related to air travel is in this warehouse. tens of thousands of items. back on board the replica 747, passengers star in their own fantasy flight. maybe the plane itself doesn't soar, but the spirits, no question about it. >> cheers. >> here's to travel. it's a nonstop trip to nostalgia. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news, memory lane. >> that's nice. >> the good old days of flying. get dressed up. it was a real occasion. >> now they pack you in like sardines. >> people wear sweatpants or not even wear pants. >> what airline are you flying? >> you wore that on the plane? >> you got the wings.
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>> you mentioned the wings and the coloring book. such an experience. >> good old days. >> good old days. we miss them, clearly. >> coming up -- >> reinventing the thanksgiving leftovers for an even better feast you can enjoy this weekend. let's start with breakfast. first this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to "today." we ask you to share stories for a chance to win a trip to the super bowl. six finalists were selected. the first a town in california. here's nbc's josh elliott. >> reporter: on the edge of the mojave desert, amid endless miles of dirt and sand, like a patch of green, oasis for the
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mining community of boron, colorado. >> we don't have stop sign action we don't have stop lights. we don't have a mcdonald's or walmart or anything. >> we might be in a small community. we night not have what other people have. we're kind of doing the same thing the rest of the swerld doing on friday nights. >> my name is coach tim. i'm the head football coach here. we're actually the smallest 11-man football team in all of california. we have roughly 150 kids in our high school. so about 75 of them are boys. we have to work hard because we're so undermanned. our roster right now is 19. football is incredibly important to this community. it's something that brings us together every week. >> this is their one chance to show what boron is about.
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and it's bigger than football. it's about community that they have grown up in. they want to be part of something bigger. that's what football is for these kids. >> i love football because it's a brotherhood. >> i love football because we can show what a small town can do. >> the streets of boron might not have a traffic light, but an nfl legend is about to show them a possible road to the super bowl. >> we have a guest speaker here today, former heisman trophy winner, national football league mvp and is a current hall of famer, mr. raider himself, marcus allen. >> bobcats, how you guys doing?
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in my right hand i have a very special game ball. and there's only six of them. this one's for you guys. you guys, coach, congratulations. >> my gosh. thank you so much. >> the story they tell about you guys, you should be proud of, okay. all right. >> hey guys, we must be going to the super bowl. >> great story out of boron, california. to see the stories of other finalist head to, then vote for your favorite and speaking of football we have a great game for you on sunday night on nbc. the denver broncos and the kansas city chiefs, coverage starts with football night in america at 7:00 p.m. eastern
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time. and coming up next, have apple pie or two left. how to turn them into a delicious breakfast this morning. this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ if you're like me right now, your fridge is bursting with thanksgiving leftovers. the big question this morning, what to do with all that food. here to help you gobble up what's left of your feast in a new and creative way, the food editor of buzz feed life. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. >> we all have apple pies left over. you have a great way to take the morning meal and jazz it up a notch. >> easy basic oatmeal and scoop some of your apple pie filling and just stir it in there. now you've got apple pie oatmeal. you always want the pie for breakfast. this is a way to make it work.
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>> and a little cinnamon and nutmeg if you want to put some on top there. >> perfect. that looks delicious. i'll have a bite. next? >> this is a mashed potato pancake slider. you need a little beaten egg in here to hold it together. we've got feta cheese and parsley. these are optional. it's not a big deal if you don't have them. mix that up. in a bowl, flatten it out. dredge it in a little flour and just pan fry it for about three minutes on each side. >> it's like a variatiovariatio >> little bit of cranberry sauce. >> that's great. makes for great appetizer, too, if you're watching football. >> oh, yeah. >> now pizzas. i love this idea. taking the english muffin. >> you get a toasted english
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muffin to start. you just put a little barbecue sauce with your turkey. >> into the turkey? >> uh-huh. mix that up really good. once you have that mixed up, load it on. and a little cooked spinach. >> and it's healthy. >> that's all right. we've got it. >> that's okay. >> this is me in the kitchen. >> we all make a mess. you should see my kitchen today. >> you put that in a 375-degree oven for ten minutes. >> great lunch for today. over here, i love this. this is like a cuban sandwich. >> this is my brother, joey's, favorite. spread a little bit of mustard. >> on a tortilla? >> uh-huh. go ahead and put it there. >> pickles? >> spread out the pickles, add some of your leftover turkey. add some cheese and that's it. >> amazing. >> flip it. >> turkey 101 different ways. great idea. let's try it out right here. >> oh, yeah. >> fantastic. >> and all pretty healthy,
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pretty easy. done. emily, thank you so much. reminder, by the way, that we need your help for our million meals by christmas food drive. just head to our website, get involved. coming up next, marlo thomas and her friend also celebrate a week of thanksgiving with us. but first, as i continue to eat here, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ we are wrapping up our special thanks and giving series this morning, highlighting the great work at st. jude children's national hospital. outreach director marlo thomas is back with familiar faces. good morning. >> hi! >> who do you have here this morning? >> santa's here, too. >> all these kids are working so hard. do you know what's fabulous? they're out here playing, our scientists are woshing all day and all night to be sure they stay good and healthy. that's exciting. we're going to send everything they're learning at st. jude's to the children all over the world to save lives everywhere. we can't thank the "today" show enough for allowing us to tell our story so that moms and dads at home are going to hear what they can do for their children.
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>> today is black friday. you're shopping. >> that's right. >> shopping for the holidays. look for that little sticker everywhere. >> look for our little slogan and fabulous top partner, kmart, is out there. and ann taylor and best buy and brooks brothers and williams sonoma and gnc. >> they're scrolling at the bottom of the screen. >> they're the good guys. >> we've said it a million time bus should say it again. no child pay force any of the care they receive. >> that's right. >> not travel, not meals. >> that's right. >> not the medical care. >> that's right. look how great they're doing. >> making the ornaments here. haley, we met you earlier this week and you were singing for the coaches of "the voice." how do you feel about st. jude for helping you keep your voice?
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>> they always took into account how my vocal cords would react with the treatment, radiation and chemo and made sure at the end i would still be able to live my dream and sing. >> amazing. you do have the voice of an angel. devon, you were diagnosed with cancer just last christmas. now i know this christmas you might probably have a special wish. >> yeah. >> what is your wish? >> you have a special wish? >> i want to go to disney world. >> to disney world? yeah. all right. well we're going to work on that wish. >> somehow i think we could make that happen for you. >> yeah. >> fantastic. marlo, all the work you do, amazing. >> isn't it worth it? >> it really is. thanks to all who have been part of this week. it's been really special. look for those stickers. >> everywhere you go. >> thanks, marlo. >> thnks, guys. we do want to get some birthday wishes right now from mr. willard scott. hey, willard.
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>> always good to see our friends in new york. they look so good. i want pictures, autographs, all of them. take a look at catherine ullrich from red wing, minnesota. how about beulah harvey from indianapolis, indiana? 100 years old today. she loves to take naps and eat snacks. i do the same thing at the same time. can't beat a good nap. this is lewis fondren from tate in mississippi. he is 100 years old today. wish him a happy birthday. he was a bus driver for 40 years. how about that? can't beat that. this is herman giersch from media, in pennsylvania, 100 years old today. wish him well. he is on a health food diet that he stays slim and beautiful. we've had a lot of fun up here in connecticut. but now -- >> back to new york. >> oh, that was so good.
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>> all right. willard, thank you so much. have we got your family taken care of, dylan? >> yeah. they're taken care of, fed. >> got to give. >> such a giver. >> taking your leftovers and making creative dishes as well. >> picture of the great white shark and the seal. >> yes. >> it's unbelievable. the seal escaping the grips of a hungry shark. we'll show you that picture and explain it a little bit to you. >> all right. >> what have you got going on for the weekend, jenna? >> so much but i don't know anymore since i'm not doing the weekend. >> i meant for you. >> working out. anything but have a baby. >> couple months yet for that. >> i'll talk weather. >> great. >> sheinelle is joining us.
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>> i'm looking forward to it. >> once again, thank you to this incredible crowd. we'll be back after y
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you're watching today in the bay. >> well, good morning, everyone, it's 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. happy friday. authorities this morning looking for three armed men who terrorized a couple of spots. police say the man and woman sitting in a parked car, the men demanded money and got nothing. police say one of the robbers then got in the car and forced the couple to drive to an atm. the men left the couple
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unharmed, but did get away with some cash. people who live in san jose's notorious jungle encampment will hold a speakout. city leaders do expect to shut down the jungle. today's homeless supporters plan to release a letter to leaders opposing those shutdown plans. another update for you coming up in just a bit.
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this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this friday morning, the day after thanksgiving. a big old crowd out on our plaza, getting ready to ring in the holiday season. it is november 28th, 2014. i'm willie geist, along with natalie and "weekend today" sheinelle jones. >> good morning. >> while al and tamron getr getting some time off. >> while al and tamron are enjoying their day after thanksgiving, i'll hold it down for you. >> there you go. >> speaking of thanksgiving, you did your first new york city thanksgiving. how did it go?
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>> we spent the day with friends in brooklyn. instead of having the kids at the kids' table, they sat on the floor. it was great. i'll show you some pictures later. >> here is the thing. one of the twins, my 2-year-old said he wanted elmo to have food, too. he ran and got a plate. maybe some thanksgiving turkey, stuffing. he put two raspberries on elmo's plate like there you go. >> that's enough. >> don't overdo it, elmo. >> my daughter has, since she was 6 months old, the same elmo and she still has him. >> really? >> yeah, yeah. >> a little tattered or -- >> little bit. that's why we love him. >> still like the hottest gift. we're going to be talking toy gifts too. >> yes, we are. >> i made a turkey. >> that's my turkey right there. that is my turkey right there.
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>> are you sure you didn't take the one from martha stewart? >> the beauty shot. >> we did have martha and giada up in the kitchen. >> what did you do? did you brine? >> it was prebrined but i seasoned it up. i didn't do the stuffing inside. i did the aromatic where i put the orange, the lime. >> how did it taste? >> it was good. the reviews are pretty good. my brother and sister-in-law made a turkey which was fantastic. we had so many people, we needed two. >> 32 people. >> 32 people? >> many are still there, passed out still. the 4:00 am departure. safe to say i'm the only one. >> we went to our neighbor's house and had a great thanksgiving. the funny thing is trying to get everybody to leave. i have to get up early. trying to get my 6-year-old out. he's putting his shoe on slowly. come on, luke, let's go. he was like, all right, all right, woman, i'm coming. >> ooh! >> where have you heard that?
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>> luke. >> woman? i don't know. everybody dies laughing. >> and you're laughing inside but you're like, you can't call my mooe wom me woman. >> i was dying. i couldn't keep a straight face. high five, luke. >> you know he had no idea what he said. he heard it somewhere. >> okay. he wins. he wins the laugh-off. >> that's awesome. >> celebrities tweeting out their pictures as you expect of their thanksgivings. from john legend. beautiful. two turkeys as well, willie. >> his wife, christy, is a big cook. >> yep. >> oprah. >> oprah here, checking to see if her turkey is done. >> do you think she really made her turkey, too? >> i think so. she cooks. >> yes, she does. >> and mariah carey. >> of course. >> as you would expect mariah carey, in a gown. >> isn't that what you wore to thanksgiving dinner?
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>> absolutely, when i was wrestling with my children. >> ball gown. >> sequins, no doubt. >> and celebrating in style. >> eye see salad. >> lot of veggies. >> and then great photo with j.lo praying with her family. everybody holding hands at the table. adorable baby pictures as well. kelly clarkson with her 5-month-old daughter, river rose. i love the hat, little beanie. here is an interesting one. jessica seinfeld injured herself as she was helping in the kitchen. she sent this picture out. university of vermont medical center, the most unchic fall accessory. thank you tore dr. jarrett who spent their thanksgiving gluing and stitching stupid people like me. >> what kind of fool would cut their own hand in a kitchen? i can't imagine. >> what kind of fool? i don't think hers was over a
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bottle of bourbon. >> oh, really? >> there was an incident a couple of months ago. >> recently? >> yeah. >> it's healed nicely. >> jess, hope you're okay. >> yeah. did you see this nielsen survey? >> i don't know if i believe this. >> what do they say? >> 53% of men, more men than women, plan to shop today. >> really? >> black friday sale. >> electronics perhaps? >> would it be electronics? i know my father loves -- my dad looks at the door buster flyers and is like, i'm going to sears. >> strategizes? >> what am i willing to stand in line for? i can't think of anything. >> really? >> do it online now. >> that's the thing. a lot of these deals you can find online. >> if i saved 60 bucks, was it worth it? >> how long are you waiting? >> i don't know. $300. am i willing to sleep outside? >> and they're gone by 1:00, as we heard when elizabeth mayhew was here earlier. if you can save $200 on a
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television set, it's wort it. >> i think a lot of people like the thrill of it, too. it's become a tradition. >> you go with your girlfriends or family members. it's like, okay, let's go. >> every year. >> you have your cup of coffee. >> it's like running with the bulls. let's go. >> i came in this morning. i was prepping for the show. did you hear about this miracle rescue? >> mazing. >> these boys in new york, two cousins, ages 9 and 11, building a snow fort. a lot of us remember being outside. i was out with my sister all day long, building fo forts and stuff like that. they were buried by a snow plow. they were playing around. the guy, i guess, didn't see them. they end up stuck for hours. their parents didn't know. i ca-- they called police at 100 at night. neighbors jumped in and police officers spotted a shovel or shoe. and it took the whole neighborhood to get these boys out. they're going to be okay. but can you imagine? >> they were trapped for hours
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under there. >> hours, yeah. >> police said their fort protected them, made a little air pocket so they could breathe in there. they're both going to be okay. the parents looked for them themselves, thought they were just out in the yard, in the neighborhood and then realized, wait a minute, this is a situation. they called the police and the police saw a shovel sticking out. >> trying to dig out from the inside. after a while they probably thought uh-oh. >> so much snow. it happened in newburg. they got really pummeled with snow. >> if i was out for hours with my sister, my mom wouldn't think anything of it for a while. >> right. >> but then with nightfall, that's kind of scary. >> seal island in south africa. great white shark and a seal, freeing itself from the grips of those jaw. >> incredible. >> the seal got away. i don't know how. from the great white shark. >> it looks like it flipped
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sideways, flipping out. >> slippery little guy. >> that's a place you don't want to be, seal island if you're a seal. >> no one has the buffet for the great white shark. >> great white alley. let's get a check of the weather from our buddy, dylan dreyer, in for al this morning. >> hey, guys. the weather is nice and dry to get out and get all your shopping done, except in the northwest. stretching into medford, oregon. we have flood watches right in seattle itself because of the heavy rain. already, a couple of inches of rain has fallen. we'll see even more over the course of the next several hours. but then watch what happens as this cold front moves down from the north. could even see the rain change over to snow for a little while. not a lot of accumulation. it pushes that rain into california. a place that certainly needs it. we will see several inches of rain. perhaps as much as two to three inches. you go up in elevation. we're going to see through parts of the sierra nevadas, a foot of
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snow. in the east, especially over the saturday night into sunday timeframe we're looking at a chance of heavier snow up to montana. we could see some areas of around two feet of snow. again it's much-needed. 9:09. happy black friday to you. temperatures out there still chilly. we're going to hit the 60s for today in most spots across the bay area. a couple cities, though, only ending up in the upper 50s. that's oakland, for example, and you'll hit about 60 degrees out in wine country for today, where we are expecting showers to develop first as of tonight. everything will start to spread to the south and we're expecting widespread showers across the bay area for saturday morning. a little bit of a break on and off light activity for sunday, into monday. by tuesday, heavy round arrives. >> and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> dylan, thanks for that. we'll see you in a bit. don't worry, wolverine is not getting a new look.
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>> 20th century fox confirming they are, in fact, going to be doing another "independence day." >> this is big new. >> big news. >> 1996, this reinvigorated the disaster movie genre. they're talking about a sequel. it's next summer. the bad news is, it's an "independence day" sequel if will smith is not involved? he's not involved right now. 2016, 20 years after the original, the sequel will come out. we don't know if he will be involved. right now, he is not. >> that's key. >> they're shooting season two. bad news again maybe is that it's not the original cast. it's a whole new cast this time around. do you have taylor kich, colin farrell. and there's a female presence, lead female detective, rachel mcadams is in the mix. it's a new, exciting wrinkle and vince vaughn as a shady
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entrepreneur. >> matthew mcconaughey, woody harrelson, they were amazing. >> it will be good, though. our picture of the week. tell >> tell me about this jackman beard. the wolverine i can do. >> this is a new movie role for him. >> this is "pan." a prequel to the peter pan. he's either winning movember or losing with this look, i'm not sure. he's the villain of this piece. the villain is black beard. captain hook is in it. but hook is kind of a hero in it. he's played by garrett hedlund before he turns to evil. you also have rooney mara from "the girl with the dragon tattoo" as tiger lily. >> when does that one come out? >> next summer. >> okay, amazing. and then, let's move to the tweet of the week. this is bittersweet. this on throwback thursday. melissa rivers tweeting from her
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mother's account. >> yeah, this is a poignant one. everybody was tweeting really heartfelt stuff yesterday. melissa, as you can see, she figured out her mom's password to the twitter account and sent out this great heartfelt photo, a nice throwback to happier times. >> that's sweet. >> i love that picture. >> let's take a look at our sneak peeks here. first up, "jurassic world." a sequel coming up? >> i'm excited for this. >> it's the fourth one, right? >> let's take a look. >> ooh! >> giant sharks too? >> they're adding some new stuff
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to the mix, including new dinosaurs, as you can see, but also new cast members. you've got chris pratt coming off "guardians of the galaxy." this guy can do no wrong, obviously. bryce dallas howard is in it. it returns to the best parts of the original. it's about the park itself, and as you can see, it's kind of become a giant attraction. wouldn't be a jurassic park movie if things didn't go wrong. >> we were talking about it at thanksgiving dinner, people love the others. >> the first one, 1993, over 20 years ago. can you imagine? >> was it really that long ago? >> 1993. wow. >> and we were talking about how excited we are for the new "star wars" movie. j.j. is going to knock it out of the park. >> j.j. abrams can do no wrong. he did a mission impossible movie. he reinvigorated "star trek" and he's going back to basics for "star wars." 20 years for jurassic park. it's been over 30 years since we've seen an adventure with hans solo and luke skywalker and
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princess leia. >> let's take a look now at the trailer and you'll see this in theaters starting today. sorry about that big tease. that really is a tease. >> it's so exciting. >> but it is going to be in theaters. >> in theaters today. people can see it in 30 theaters around the country, which is really exciting. i'm jealous of everybody out there that's going to see it. >> good stuff. we talked about earlier this morning, what would you sleep outside for? what would you sleep outside for? would it be a movie? >> oh, i'm a movie geek. star wars is my jam. it's going to be episode 7. i'll be on the sidewalk waiting for "star wars." >> good to have you here, josh horowitz. >> thanks for having me. coming up next, why a yogurt a day might keep the doctor away. >> and the apps you'll want to download before you head to the mall for black friday. you'll wan know before heading out to the mall for black friday.
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taking a look at the headlines, second wave of shoppers hitting the mall this morning in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. many big box stores opened their doors on thanksgiving. so all eyes are on the registers today with stores pushing more deals earlier in the month, the holiday weekend has become less important. thanks to amazon, the online shopping giant can now connect you with a handyman to mount flat screens on your wall, assembling bicycles and installing car stereos, part of the new program called amazon local services available in select cities in nine states.
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if you're like many americans, thinking of eating healthier today after a big thanksgiving meal, just one serving of yogurt a day may cut your risk of type two diabetes. 18% less likely to develop diabetes with just one serving. probiotic in yogurt may provide a protective effect. how a lack of sleep can affect your long-term health. poor sleep has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, even alzheimer's disease. study released last year involving 700 people showed the better they slept, the less likely they were to develop alzheimer's over the next 3 1/2 years. australian lawyer brightening up the holidays in a big way, setting a world record by stringing up 1.2 million christmas lights in the nation's capital. it took volunteer lighting architects, designers and
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engineers months to build this display. they installed 75 miles of multi-colored wire. the display will help to raise money for charity. did you get chips for the party? nope. (ding) cheese plate? cheese plate. no, i made something better.
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you used the oven? boom. pillsbury crescents. make the holidays pop. . . you're watching today in the bay. >> well, good morning, everyone, 9:26. i'm scott mcgrew. we may learn more today about exactly what happened near the port of oakland two nights ago. you probably saw these images. chaotic side show, followed by patrol cars corralling dozens of vehicles. the chp says more than 200 people were involved. one car actually burned to a crisp. at 10:00 this morning, the chp is going to release more information, including the operation conducted by officers and the number of vehicles impounded. definitely not the holiday spirit that's caught on surveillance video, a south bay family looking for the man who backs his car up into their driveway, trunk's open, takes off with the family's holiday decoration. the thief first stole a santa, then came back ten minutes later
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with an empty trunk and made off with a snowman in the middle of the afternoon wednesday. the family says the items are only valued at a couple hundred, but they'd love to see the person caught. just merely on principle. happening now, the adrenaline pumping for holiday shoppers around the bay area. many retail outlets experiencing a black friday crush that's been going on since last night. the outlet mall in livermore believes there are more black friday shoppers this year than last. look at weather coming up after the break. ç3ç3ç3çççç
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welcome back. happy black friday morning to you. i'm meteorologist chris christian. this is the golden gate bridge. were starting to see the fog clear up. you'll notice spectators on the bridge all bundled up. it's chilly out there and we're going to remain on the cool side just about all day long. temperatures in the 60s. 65 degrees for the south bay. the peninsula at 62. 60 for san francisco, and 60 degrees straight up in the north bay. you'll need your jacket, but you
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can leave your umbrella at home with the exclusion of the north bay. you'll need it tomorrow. widespread showers coming in, especially in the morning hours. sunday, light on and off spotty activity that will continue through the first part of monday, then heavy rain through tuesday, into wednesday of next week and the potential for flooding, but the good news is, over the past few weeks we've consistently been getting these storm systems and that's great news when it comes to our drougtd. more on this for you coming up in moments. back to you, scottment. >> more local news coming up in half an hour. see you then.
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sweet baby. welcome back to "today" on this friday morning. this friday after thanksgiving. >> we're trying to wean from the binky. it's a hard thing. we'll talk about that from another time. >> i'm willie with natalie and sheinelle as tamron and al are taking some time off. so often flooiing on flying on a plane is aen pleasant experience. robin shane made it a little better. she picked up her guitar recently and covered lorde's "royals" for passengers on her flight. check it out. ♪ never be royals it doesn't run in our blood that kind of love just ain't for us we create a
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different kind of buzz let me be your ruler you can call me queen and baby i'll rule let me live that fantasy ♪ >> she has a voice. >> waiting for somebody else in the plane to add harmony or something like that. everybody was kind of quiet. it's a different kind of audience. i feel like i would -- >> it's laid back when you're on the plane, you can't really jam, right? >> she apparently does perform in austin, texas. >> she was good. >> definitely should be performing. >> robin shane, very nice. >> name to remember. let's get a check of the weather from dylan one more time. >> even better if there's a music producer on the plane, too. little two-fer. let's take a look at the weather across the country. spotty snow showers up especially up in the western great lakes. pacific northwest, heavy rain. there are some flash flood watches in effect for parts of
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seattle where you will end up with a couple of inches of rain. tomorrow we're not looking at a whole lot much more than rain in california and mountain snow. and in the eastern great lakes, just a few isolated rain snow showers, nothing too bad. on sunday again looking mainly quiet. we warm up in the east. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. it is going to be pretty chilly, especially through the northern plains and upper midwest where highs will be in the single digits and the teens. that's a look at the weather across t 9:32. happy black friday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a look at a sleepy san jose. not a lot of action here. a lot of people have the day off. you'll find a lot of action around your local shopping centers if you're headed out to cash in on those deals, it is chilly. you can leave your umbrella at home just about everywhere. you might need it in the north bay, but not only after 5:00 this evening. a lot of rain on the way, saturday looks like a wash yoult. you will be able to get outdoors on sunday and tuesday into wednesday take a look what we're expecting in terms of rainfall. that's your latest
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forecast. sheinelle and willie? >> dylan, thanks. some shoppers strategize for how to get the best deals but apparently it's in the palm of your head. >> natalie morris is a contributor of cnbc and has some free apps that can save money, time. how awful it is to park at the mall, especially today. >> yeah. >> you found something to solve a problem. >> how annoying is it to pay for parking, put the quarters in the meter and make an enemy of a meter maid? download park mobile. put in some payment information. if you see this as an option at your local shopping center in any urban centers, enter the parking space you're in. when you're inside, you can continue to feed the meter without braving the cold or going back outside and the meter maid will get information about who is paid up and who's not and then they can go give tickets. >> that's free.
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these are all free apps. >> but you have to load up your credit card before you go. what is my number? just have that on your phone at all times. when you see that as an option, you're good to go. >> cool. >> the next one, i think a lot of us need, a spending tracker. >> spending tracker next. this is a great way to keep track of your budget. it will show you how much you've spent, how much you have to spend. it's just a simple up and down type thing. it's good. you can use it for your whole family budget throughout your holidays, travel, food, whatnot. you can use it just for specifically lists as well. >> if it's blinking, get out of the store. >> get out! shop adviser, cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. >> good way to keep track of prices. put in things you might want to get for people on your list. it's going to tell you when they're on sale. it's going to give you alerts as well. you can watch certain things. i don't want to pay full price for these boots.
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when it goes on sale, it will give you a push notification. >> sometimes the divide and conquer items on your shopping list, what do you recommend for that? >> really good to do list. you do the wrapping. i'm going to do the cooking. you do the booking of the travel. this is a good way of keeping track of what you need to do today, tomorrow and the christmas cards and share the list with other people in your family. great way to dish out those honey dos. >> you see that in front of you, you have to do it. what about card star? >> this will keep track of your membership cards and also find your deals as well. you don't want that janitor key ring with all the stuff on it. >> like the loyalty cards. >> this is my costco number but -- >> oh! >> yeah. if i forget -- >> oops. >> you can't charge on a costco card. anyone can now get in with my membership. so, yeah, can you keep track of your loyalty points and, you know, michael's, that kind of thing. it's also going to find you deals. >> it's interesting.
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you saw the costco that popped up. true story. i was in costco a couple of weekends ago. a little kid got lost and i was like, oh, no, somebody help find this kid. there's an app that can help you find -- >> this is a family locater app i've been using with my family. i used it yesterday with travel for thanksgiving. some were coming from pennsylvania, some coming from connecticut. this shows me -- let me see where my sister is right now. she's in california. it shows me where she is on a map. she's not traveling here. if she were, i could get alerts for when she gets, say, half hour away. >> i guess it can't say she's in aisle four. >> no, but it will give you the store. i use it for my husband sometimes when we're in a mall. most of the time he's in home depot. >> dangerous. i'm not getting that one. no, no, we're not getting that one. >> if he goes to this store, i want to know about it. >> jewelry specific.
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>> like nsa here. you're tracking them. >> you do have to approve it. i can't just put it on your phone. i can request it and you can rudely deny me, i guess. >> if you deny me, i'm like, wait. why don't you want me to track you? >> your husband might not accept that one. i don't even know where to begin with this one. the kids have to go to the bathroom and what happens next? >> i have two kids. they're 2 and 4. they're potty trained but won't wait very long. sit or squat. find the nearest bathroom. and i get a rating on how clean that bathroom is. >> oh, my gosh! >> cleanest bathroom around here is twitter headquarters. >> that's a public bathroom? who knew? >> i don't know. >> it has pictures? >> they put up pictures. if it's really disgusting, you're going to find some pictures and they're going to say you're going to have to squat here. either sitting on the toilet but you cannot sit on the toilet here. >> especially for little girls. i try to get them -- that's kind of hard. >> someone took the time to make that app.
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that's amazing. >> genius. >> toilet paper company that does it. >> genius. >> you bring us the best stuff, natalie. thank you so much. good to see. >> for a list of where you can find all these apps, head to >> easy enough. up next, the meal that keeps on giving, creative new ways to enjoy all those leftovers. shepherd's pie, anyone? ftovers. shepherd's pie, anyone? with my android from tracfone, i can... order safety goggles. play music for seedlings. post science fair projects.
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the guests have come and down but the leftovers are lingering. don't let that turkey go to waste. >> and all the stuff that goes with it. sarah's week night meals. sarah, good morning. >> i love leftovers. >> me, too. >> i prefer them. turkey. >> sauteed onions. >> i'm going to explain what else is in there in a minute. that's what will take it a different route. leftover turkey gravy, if you have any. >> oh, yeah. >> goes right in there. >> oh, my gosh. >> green bean casserole, nice spoonful or two, willie. >> you got it. >> and we're going to top it off in a minute with sweet potatoes. now we're going to take it southwestern. >> all right. >> here is what make it is southwestern. we've got our corn, chipotle and
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adobo, smoked with a potatoey thing. these you might have had in your cupboard, in a can. then you top it off with the sweet potatoes. this is a southwestern shepherd's pie. >> can you do mashed, too? >> yes. plop those on. >> all this goes into one pan? >> that's another thing. you're tired of dishes. >> no more dish. >> here is the thing. the chilies, which are very spicy, temper their heat with two things of the one is sweet. what's sweet? sweet potatoes. let's say you had marshmallows on top of there and it didn't seem right, you could use mashed potatoes. the second thing that puts out that heat is dairy. tons of butter and tons of cream. >> one skillet southwestern. >> here is what else make it is southwestern. sharp cheddar cheese or it could
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be monterey jack. last, but not least -- i couldn't help myself. i was trying to be sort of healthy but i was like, you need the cheese. put these tortilla crisps. >> bake it 20, 30 minutes. run it under the broiler and here we have lunch. >> ta da. >> help yourself to a little bit as i move on. top it with cilantro if you like t you might hate it. some people do. sweet potatoes and the chili just, wow! delicious. >> so great. >> now we're going to go italian. >> we have our leftovers, which is stuffing, turkey and some leftover turkey stock. >> okay. >> what we're going to do is make stuffing dumplings. as you point out this is like an italian wedding soup. instead of meatballs we're making stuffing dumplings. we're going to add some bread crumbs as a binder. bread on bread but it works. some eggs. >> this is really good. >> don't you like it?
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doesn't it all play nice together? and some parmesan cheese. this is what's going to make it italian and hot pepper flakes. i can't help myself. i just love hot stuff. and so -- >> we mix it up. >> shape it into the balls. >> then what you do, mix this even more. you put them right into the soup. here goes the soup. now what also makes this italian is you start with escarole. i had onions and garlic sauteing. add escarole or finish with some spinach. this just wilts now. dumplings take about 15 minutes in there covered. >> and leftover turkey. >> put it right on top. >> right on top. there you go. >> look how beautiful it looks. >> and i always finish my soups and stews with lemon juice. it just brightens it up. >> brightens the flavor. >> thank you so much. love that you put it all in one
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innovation and you philips sonicare save when you give philips sonicare this holiday season. this is a big weekend for traditions, turkey, family, football. >> tell me about it. and speaking of sports, once again, we welcome back our friend, len berman who will take us on a wonderful ride through the wackily wonderful world of sports. >> good morning.
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>> this is pretty good stuff. san francisco giants and lots of football. but what were truly the top sports stories? let's go spanning the world. >> unbelievable! ♪ >> okay. solemn moment. all rise for the canadian anthem. ♪ >> i'm okay. i'm okay. ♪ >> oh, my goodness. >> on your mark, get set. here come the new york mighty mites. but not quite mighty enough to break through the sheet. always a problem when the sheet gets in the way. play ball. extra point in south dakota and the guy on the left and -- off his helmet. >> assist. >> nebraska lineman this is what
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you call backside in motion. and our oops of the month in germany, nice long goal. of course, minor problem. into the wrong net. and new york regatta, you really have to look out for the pier. >> row, row your antibiotboat. >> tv interview going on. i think i'll lean over and take a picture. >> oh! >> here is a first. new zealand cricket announcer gets to make a live car of his own car getting whacked. >> it's on my car! it is. it hit me car. >> car. >> car. >> here is a little gimme putt of the month. instead he whacks the ball all the way up the hill. and then it comes all the way down. isn't the shortest distance between two points a straight line? >> wre. >> apparently not in golf. >> because it worked?
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no! >> here are our fans of the month. third place to dancing in columbus. >> oh! >> nobody got hurt. >> way to go. >> second place, the italian soccer player scores a goal, climb noots stands and he hungs his grandma, who had never seen him play before. >> so sweet. >> and our winner, 5-year-old leukemia patient, utah jazz player for a day. >> he goes by epson. he slides by. he rises to the rim! jp gibson with a two-hand dunk. >> look at that walk. he has swagger. >> you're right. he's got swagger. >> did you see that? he hung on for a second. >> len, you never miss, man. another good one. good to see you. >> appreciate it. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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all right. let's get a preview of what's coming up this weekend on "today." erica hill is here. >> happy to see you. happy thanksgiving a day late. for this weekend we'll continue to share with you the very best holiday shopping deals. we know you need to find those bargains. as you probably know, tomorrow is small business saturday. part of what we've been doing on weekend today, we've been doing what we call main street makeover. we go in, bring in an expert that are helping small businesses failing in some way. we'll revisit one of those small businesses in baltimore, a corner store. we'll check in with the owner, tony, to see what the challenges are, whether or not some of the changes are working for them. >> one other question. >> yeah? >> will shaq be on the show? >> shaq stopped by to see us last weekend. there we are. we have a picture of sheinelle really quic
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you're watching today in the bay. >> well, good morning, everyone, 9:56, i'm scott mcgrew. authorities expect a chp officer to survive his injuries after being hit last night while on his motorcycle. the impact sent the officer
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flying into the air, rushed to the hospital. the chp says the driver was cooperative, appeared not to have seen the light and was not under the influence. a six-figure mystery in san jose. somebody left a backpack full of cash at a burger king in san jose. the contents inside surprised the manager who found it. $100,000 and some marijuana. the manager turned the bag over to police and so far nobody's claimed it. at 10:00 this morning, the chp will get its first update on this incident in the port of oakland two nights ago. a chaotic side show followed by patrol cars corralling dozens of vehicles. more than 200 people were involved. one car burned to a crisp. so they'll release more information just minutes from now, including the number of officers involved and the number of vehicles impounded. well, happening now, the rush is on, adrenaline pumping, holiday shoppers around the bay area, many retail outlets experiencing black friday crush. it's been going on pretty much
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since last night. the outlet mall in livermore believes there are more shoppers this year than last. let's get a check of your weather this morning. >> hey, thanks, a little on the cool side, especially on the east shore and san francisco, where temperatures are only going to range in the mid to upper 50s with showers holding off until tonight. heavy rain for saturday morning, a nice break for the second half of your saturday. the rain comes back by sunday. looks like late sunday, into monday, then we get a heavy system tuesday into wednesday of next week. overall, we need the rain and it's going to be coming in for several days. hope you have a fantastic weekend. >> i will indeed. in fact, get ready to watch some hockey and we'll join you again next monday. see you then.
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a brilliant black friday in philadelphia. and inside wells fargo center number 61 rick nash of the new york rangers a high numbered player with big numbers. 15 goals. only one in the league has more. about to face number 93, jake voracek of the philadelphia flyers, a high-numbered player with big numbers. 30 points. only one in the league has more. rivals for nearly half a century. rangers and the flyers. the


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