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carquinez has cleared. >> that's what's happening "today in the bay." we're back in half an hour. >> take you out to at&t park. have a great weekend. good morning. breaking news. security ramp up in the wake of that downed russian jet. u.s. officials set to announce nemeasures for some flights heading into this country as vladimir putin agrees to send all russian flights to egypt. chris kris and mike huckabee cut from the next debate after jeb bush is caught in the middle. the first president bush criticizing his son's advisors. >> i think my dad like a lot of people love george and wanted to create a different narrative. and donald trump gets ready for his appearance on snl. hot and cold. a sharp contrast in temperatures
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dividing the country. winter-like out west, summer-like in the east. expected to be 75 here in new york city on the very day the rockefeller christmas tree arrives. al has made his way to hawaii to check off the first of all 50 states on his adventure today, friday, november 6th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a friday morning. it's kind of the middle of the night for al. he's still got his hawaiian moves down. >> always looks good in a hawaiian shirt. i'd say i'm jealous of the weather there, but it's 75 degrees today in new york city. >> more on that in a moment. we're going to begin with the newest fallout this morning over
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that downed russian plane in egypt. u.s. and russian officials making major security changes. we have two reports for you this morning. let's start with tom costello. good morning. >> reporter: big news. after first condemning the british move to suspend flights, now russia's president vladimir putin has ordered all russian flights to egypt suspended. he acted on a recommendation from his chief of intelligence. pieces of the plane have been sent to moscow for testing looking for traces of explosives or other signs that there could have been a bomb on board. the kremlin says so far, no confirmation. the white house announced they are reviewing security and really reviewing it at over seas airports for flights inbound. on total, 275 airports overseas have agreements with the united states, specifically the tsa, on how to ensure their security is optimal and in compliance with regulations. what we're hearing is that a handful of these airports,
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specifically those in the middle east, will likely receive a mandate or a strong recommendation from the u.s. government and with the tsa and with working in compliance with other airlines and governments that they need to be doing more, stepping up security in the wake of what happened to metrojet. we're talking about enhanced random screenings, enhanced screenings of passengers, luggage and cargo. here in the united states, no dramatic changes to the security posture. there is a possibility of more random screenings, more swabbing of the hands, k 9 teams in the airports. we don't expect anything that much more overt. really this is to act as a deterrent as well to dissuade anyone who might be enticed by what isis has done overseas. a lot of changes this morning. back to you. >> a lot of soul searching in the wake of that crash. >> as the investigation moves forward, thousands of tourists left stranded in egypt for
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nearly a week are finally beginning to head home. bill kneelly has made his way to sharm el sheikh airport this morning. >> reporter: good morning. many of the emergency flights to evacuate tourists from this airport have been suspended this morning and egypt won't say why. a clear rift is growing between britain and the u.s. on one side who think a bomb caused this crash and egypt and russia on the other who say it's too early to tell. 20,000 british tourists trying to get out, but there's a twist. british tourists are leaving, but it's handbag baggage only. british officials fear a bomb was smuggled into the hold of the doomed russian plane at this airport. >> there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board, and we're taking that very seriously. >> reporter: this airport is
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being scrutinized closely. investigators questioning security workers and seizing video. egypt says this is one of the safest airports in the world. checked regularly by western experts who they say found no gaps in security this year and gave it the all clear. but british tourists say they paid $30 to a guard to avoid long lines and some security checks. >> no point did my luggage go through any scanner. >> reporter: the fear is the russian plane was vulnerable to attack. the airbus was on the ground here for just an hour. in that time, cleaners, caterers and baggage handlers were in it or beside it. police and maintenance crews had access to the plane with minimal checks before it took off exploding around 20 minutes later. we still don't know the plane was bombed. photos from the ground show holes punched through the fuselage but from what?
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we still don't know what evidence there is of terrorism. intelligence officials picked up chatter from isis supporters suggesting an attack, but only after it crashed. isis has claimed the attack twice. and facts on the ground are proving hard to find. now, we should stress no hard evidence of a bomb has been found and no one is ruling out the possibility that is technical fault caused this crash. but concern is growing and the pressure on the investigators is growing, too. >> all right. thank you so much. meantime, there are a lot of developments in politics this morning. republican candidates chris christie and mike huckabee bumped from the main stage as ben carson is facing new scrutiny this morning. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is across the street
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where trump is set to host snl tomorrow night. >> reporter: this tomorrow night is where the campaigns meet comedy. and in in this case, controversy as well. there's already a protest rally scheduled ahead of trump's appearance. trump becoming the latest to take their turn on the stage in studio 8h even as two more republicans have been demoted from the main debate stage. >> he said i could be his running mate. >> did you hear? i'm trump's vp. >> i'm just shopping around. >> reporter: the next gop showdown is tuesday's debate where the official prime timelineup is getting smaller, down to eight. ben carson and trump are still center stage. this time, mike huckabee and chris christie missed the cut, compi exiled to the earlier undercard debate. >> we're talking about fantasy football? >> reporter: now tweeting, it doesn't matter the stage, i'll be there to talk about real issues.
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meanwhile, carson's coming under new scrutiny for views of history. >> my own personal theory is that joseph built the pyramids in order to store grain. >> reporter: historians say egyptians built the pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs. >> i think that's a plausible explanation to how they got built. >> scientifically plausible? >> it's a personal belief because i happen to believe a lot of things you might not because i believe in the bible. >> reporter: from the pharaohs to the founding fathers, carson defended his lack of political experience claiming every signer of the declaration of independence had no elected office experience. not true. they had been elected to colonial assemblies. later revising the post to say the signers had no federal elected office experience. new this morning, carson is
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targeting young voters law fiung a radio ad complete with a rap ♪ if we're going to get america back on track, we got to vote ben carson ♪ >> reporter: the protest rally tomorrow night is being held by latino groups. they're going to start tomorrow night at trump tower several blocks away before marching right here to 30 rock. back to you. >> across the street from us. thank you. another republican hopeful jeb bush is having to answer new questions this morning about his brother's presidency. this in the wake of former president george h.w. bush with surprising criticism in the new book of the men who advised his son. >> reporter: good morning. just as jeb bush is trying to reboot his struggling presidential campaign, he has to explain his father's startling new comments that his brother
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george w. bush's white house, ex-posing a family rift after decades of silence. more fallout this morning after george h.w. bush's stunning candor, saying his son, the president, got bad advice from his most trusted advisors. he calls donald rumsfeld an arrogant fellow to served the president badly. rumsfeld fired back, bush 41 is getting up in years and misjudges bush 43. >> that's very regrettable to say something like that. one thing about bush 41 is we -- tienl passes, we appreciate him more and more. >> reporter: the two have a history. asked in a between documentary whether it was dick cheney who brought him into the administration. >> i don't think george w. bush's father recommended it. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and in the new book, the elder bush didn't
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spare criticism for his own secretary of defense calling dick cheney an iron blank. chieny on fox even recommended the book. >> i saw my role as being tough and aggressive as it ned needed to be. >> reporter: george w. bush said i am proud to have served with dick cheney and don rumsfeld. caught in the middle, jeb bush, trying to become the third bush president. >> i think my dad like a lot of people that love george and want to try to create a different narrative. george would say this was under my watch, i was commander in chief. >> reporter: now although rumsfeld says that the elder bush's comments were because of his advancing years, in fact, he made those comments years and years ago. only recently when the author came to him and asked him to elaborate, he said, no, he wouldn't change a thing. >> family dynamics playing out
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on a presidential stage. three of the white house hopefuls will take the stage in south carolina tonight. frontrunner hillary clinton joining bernie sanders and martin o'malley for a presidential forum on msnbc. last night, clinton made another stop. she sat down with jimmy kimmel. she told kimmel if she had to face her husband in an election, guess what, she would come out on top. >> i think you got to have that kind of confidence if you are in this arena trying to be president. would i win? yeah. >> secretary clinton said if she becomes president, she's still not sure what title bill would have. she suggested first dude, first mate. >> president clinton is a little competitive. you think they might talk about that over dinner? now to more stunning developments this morning in the case we've been following. this illinois police officer who
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staged his own suicide to look like a police shooting. authorities now say he may have tried to hire someone to kill a local official. nbc john yang is on top of all the developments from fox lake, illinois this morning. >> reporter: new this morning, we're getting a look at 264 pages of lieutenant gliniewicz's personnel records. inside troubling details about events in his 30-year career as a police officer. just when you thought you'd heard all the twists of the story, lieutenant charles j. gliniewicz, more of the officer's murky past is surfacing this morning. new details from his personal file obtained thursday night listing numerous complaints fellow officers made against him including inappropriate sexual behavior, using a squad car for a family vacation, and letting members of a youth program operate department vehicles.
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but authorities say it was a series of financial misdeeds that led gliniewicz to take even more drastic steps. investigators say he may have wanted to rub out village administrator ann marrin. >> it's no surprise he would go to great lengths to keep his criminal activities secret and ongoing. >> reporter: close to entertaining a meeting with a mutual acquaintance. >> the third party she told us it was for, he had contacted her to reach out to the high level ranking motorcycle gang member for a hit. >> reporter: the gang member denied any involvement and investigators consider the matter closed. they say gliniewicz feared marrin was going to disclose his seven-year looting of the explorer program he ran. on august 31st, he texted, she has now demanded a complete inventory and a financial report.
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the next morning, marrin said, gliniewicz e-mailed her promising to provide information by 1:00 p.m. instead at 8:09 a.m. fellow officers found him dead in what investigators now say was a carefully staged suicide. >> send everybody you possibly can. officer is down. >> reporter: this morning, the investigation deepens into a case some say has turned a hero cop into a village villain. it looks like that youth program that gliniewicz ran will not be a victim of all of this. three officers have stepped up to keep it going. >> a little bit of good news amidst all of this. thank you. we sent al on his way on thursday. this morning, he's in hawaii to officially launch rocker-thon two. the marathon of weather. all 50 states in one week. are you ready? are you gassed up? >> reporter: i am ready. we are so excited.
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we're at the royal hawaiian luxury collection resort. the royal hawaiian. it is beautiful here. of course, we've got 50 states to go and i'm telling you, we are really jazzed to do it. first of all, the weather in hawaii, boy, it doesn't get much better than this. it's going to be nice in new york. look at those temperatures. going to get up into the 80s today. so that's pretty nice. as we go to the continuous 48 states, look at the difference. frost and freeze warnings from california all the way into kansas. going to see temperatures anywhere from ten to 20 degrees below average. then as you get into the east, look at the high temperatures, getting up into the 70s. record breakers. that front will move through and that's going to bring temperatures down on saturday and even colder on sunday. and we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. building materials.
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amex helped me buy the inventory i needed. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself? realize your buying power at open.com good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are now in the mid-40s. 50 degrees in san francisco, but 36 degrees in the north bay. chilly temperatures to start out, but warming up nicely this afternoon. look for a high of 71 degrees in the east bay and south bay and the peninsula. 70 degrees and in the tri-valley up to 73 degrees. san francisco looking at 65 today with a breezy wind and comfortable in the north bay with a high of 72 degrees and we'll be tracking some rain by sunday.
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>> if you want to find out where >> reporter: if you want to find out where we're coming to your state, check out today.com/rokerthon. we're helping to feed the hungry. feeding america. you can go at rocker thon and donate. we're really excited about this guys. >> we're excited for you. again, you look good in the hawaiian shirt. we cannot wait. see you in a little bit, al. we're learning more this morning about the young man in ohio missing for 13 years who helped solve his own disappearance. we have the latest on that remarkable story. good morning. >> good morning. julian hernandez's mother for that period of time never gave up hope even as hundreds of false leads led to disappointment after disappointment. now mother and son have a chance to make up for lost time. julian hernandez was on a
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missing childrens list for more than a decade. alabama investigators following every deadened lead. >> it was never closed. it was a cold case. every time we got a tip, we followed up on it. they didn't pan out. so the case was never closed. >> today, his father, bobby hernandez sits in an ohio jail accused of abducting his own son. >> babe that was bobby hernandez calling in those tips to try to divert the investigation. >> julian disappeared in 2002 from his alabama home. his parents were unmarried and his father quickly became a suspect. but father and son slipped away some 600 miles to cleveland and assumed false names. police say julian had no idea who he really was. >> 12, 13 years without knowing his own history. he was the victim of a crime. and someone was out there looking for him.
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>> a high school senior and a good student, julian was applying to colleges when the prosecutor says he ran into problems with his social security number. school officials and the 18-year-old put the pieces together and discovered julian's true identity. bobby hernandez was arrested. >> i think he understands the gravity of the situation. i think he'll fully cooperate to resolve in the best way we can. >> a spokesperson for julian's mother writes, our family was overjoyed this week to locate julian and learn he is safe. the alabama prosecutor says mother and son have spoken, planning the next steps before a long awaited reunion. a month ago, a user posted a note on reddit asking for help solving his own disappearance. his father had asked if he would still love him if he discovered he committed a serious climb.
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he wrote he still does love his father. >> that's an incredible story. imagine solving your own disappearance. >> the shock of finding out as well. >> emotionally the complication they're dealing with. >> here forward. right. in other news this morning, a termly i'll "star wars" fan whose dying wish was to see the upcoming movie had his dream come true. it comes out next month. his wife ashley started a social media campaign and even luke skywalker himself was tweeting his support. >> that's pretty cool. thursday, fleetwood's wife posted on facebook that his wish had been granted. they let him watch an unedited version of the movie at his own home. coming up, we'll take a turn. john ramsey opening up about the
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headline making murder of his daughter. his regrets and the scrutiny the family has faced for two decades. plus, the police dog solving disturbing cases by sniffing out hidden electronics that officers can't find. but fi
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gate bridge. nice start to the weekend behind you. nice start to the weekend, indeed. it is cool this morning. a lot of people heading across the bridge have the heater on this morning. 50 degrees in san francisco and 41 degrees in livermore and santa rosa starting out the day at 38 degrees. look at all the microclimates today, expect highs near 70 degrees and bay area wide and in antioch 69 degrees and pleasanton reaching 73 degrees. let's get a look at the cuneomm now with mike. >> 880 past the coliseum and slowing towards high street and the map will show you the sensors showing the same thing from yellow to orange and coming into downtown and maybe something going on the southbound side. meanwhile, the rest of the bay moves very nicely, but a crash now on the carquinez bridge and blocking one lane that is a slower drive. recovering across the san mateo bridge and nimtiz freeway through union city. back to you. >> mike, thank you very much.
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that is going to do it for us right now. back with another weather and traffic update in 25 minutes.
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♪ 7:30 on this friday morning, it's the 6th of november, 2015. we may just set a record here in new york. rokerthon, it is not just you. we're going to hit the upper 70s and it still looks a lot like christmas because there she is. is the tree a she? >> sure. >> the rockefeller christmas tree on her way. we'll welcome her to the plaza coming up in just a few moments. >> she's a beauty again this year. that's for sure. >> absolutely. >> having any trouble getting into the christmas spirit because it's 75 degrees outside? >> also because it's november 6th. >> yes. >> we'll meet the tree in just a few minutes and first a quick check of the headlines.
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in the wake of the downed russian plane heightened security measures will be taking place. police thoroughly inspecting every vehicle before it enters the property. the democratic presidential candidates are heading to south carolina tonight. you can see that forum on msnbc, and we've learned that next week's primetime republican debate is going to feature fewer candidates. chris christie and mike huckabee both failed to make the cut for the main debate stage. and severe weather ripped through parts of the south on thursday. this was the scene in fort worth, texas, as a suspected tornado ripped the roof off of a building. wow, quite an image there. we'll start this half hour with a case that's fascinated the country for 19 years, the murder of jonbenet ramsey. her father is now speaking out about the difficult allegations he and his family faced through the years. nbc's jacob rascon reports. >> reporter: found strangled in the basement in her family's home in boulder, colorado a day after christmas jonbenet ramsey's murder would become an
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obsession for two decades. speculation surrounding her parents, john and patsy. >> i did not kill my daughter jonbenet. >> i did not have anything to do with it. >> reporter: even their 9-year-old son burke became the subject of tabloid rumors. in an interview on barbara walters presents "american scandals" this week john ramsey opened up about how he tried to protect burke. >> friends would say how could we help and the next time you go in the supermarket and when you see our child's cover on the front page ask them to remove it. a lot of them did that >> reporter: investigation into the murder is no longer active, the ramsey parents cleared in 2008 but that was a mistake selling said the current district attorney. the ramsey case is very compromised. the exoneration gave the impression that the evidence was clear and unequivocal which it is not.
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jonbenet's dad said the real killer is out there somewhere. >> out there dead or in prison. >> reporter: the family would never been the same and jonbenet ramsey's death. john moved his family and quit his job. burke has never spoken publicly about the case and patsy died in 2006 from ovarian cancer. now buried next to her daughter. looking back, john says, he has his regrets. >> when something really tragic happens in your life, put your life in park and give your checkbook to a trusted friend. avoid making any big decisions. >> reporter: jonbenet would have been 25 year this, and her story lives on as long as her unspeakable murder remains unsolved. for "today," jacob rascon, nbc news, los angeles. >> we're just talking, it's amazing almost two decades later and we still don't have a clear answer on what happened. >> no, and a lot of people still fascinated by that case for sure. let us check in with al in hawaii this morning, first step on his epic rokerthon adventure.
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al, aloha. >> aloha, guys. and, boy, did i get a royal hawaiian welcome yesterday when i arrived. i mean, my gosh. i couldn't have been greeted any more royally, although they did go a little crazy with the leis, go big or go home and that's what we like to say in hawaii. actually they don't say that. i say that. not a lot of fun in texas where we showed you the video where severe weather happened. there's more on the way, unfortunately. take a look this. strong cold front is going to be pushing east, and as it does it is going to be bringing in possibly heavy storms from nashville, tennessee to shreveport, louisiana between now and tomorrow. rainfall rates per hour of 1 to 2 inches and heaviest rain from southeastern texas into northwestern georgia, and some folks could see up to 3 to 4 inches of rain.
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we're here at royal mai-tai bar. my friend, it's noon time somewhere. what do you have for me? >> a royal hawaiian mai-tai, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, an umbrella drink is always a good thing. >> al. >> mmm. that's what's going on around the country. >> go ahead, al. no, no, do the around the country and your neck of the woods. >> that's what he's doing is around the country. >> that's what's going on around the country. did you guys have mai-tais. here's what's going on around the countr good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are in the low 40s in the south bay, but mid to upper 40s and even 50 degrees now in san francisco. a look at the highs today expected to be at the 65 degrees for the city and 71 degrees in the east bay and south bay. 70 degrees in the peninsula while the north bay tops out at 72 degrees.
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overall, beautiful weather today and a light wind as we head into the weekend, we will have another chance of showers, especially as we head into sunday. but more of this dry weather continues. . >> that's your latest weather. rokerthon continues. hey, are you available to come to new york to help the gang? >> let's go make some mai-tais. >> he's coming back to new york. >> we were just discussing amongst ourselves we're not entirely sure you're awake right now. >> or zoner. >> i'm awake, baby. oh, i'm awake. this right here is the breakfast of champions. >> it is. remember, 50 whole states you've got to get through. pace yourself. >> pace yourself, al. pace yourself. >> what 50 states, what do you mean? >> now, look at this. we've got tracker outside on our plaza for rokerthon 2, how my miles he's covered and if i'm reading it right he's almost at 5,000 miles. >> that explains everything. >> by the end of this roker is going to say i've been to all 52
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states! all right. we'll check in with you in just a bit. >> all right, al. just ahead this morning, brace yourselves, we'll attempt what m.i.t. researchers say is the toughest tongue twister ever. >> all right, and next a fascinating new rossen reports. >> hi, good morning. i'm jeff rossen. coming up, we've all seen the police dogs that can sniff out drugs and bombs and this police dog bear is really unique. the special scent he can sniff out that's helping to put child predators behind bars. we're putting him to the test and europe got to see this one to believe it coming up.
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in several high-profile cases, so how do they do it, and can they really find everything? this morning you're about to see them in action. meet bear, a playful 2 1/2-year-old black ran, a rescue dog. >> that's a good boy. >> but he isn't just the family pet. he's also a highly skilled crime fighter, one of just four dogs in the country who can sniff out electronics. bear even helping to bring down subway pitch man jarred fogle. >> the search and jared's home included bringing in this canine. >> reporter: he found devices crime scene dekesitivity originally missed. fogle pled guilty to child porn charges and will be sentenced late they are month. how does this work? >> electronic devices emit a chemical signature or an odor. >> reporter: even when my personal laptop, for example, is off, you're saying it's still emitting an odor. >> it is. >> reporter: if i hid stuff
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inside this house, my ipad, laptop, they will find it. >> reporter: we're inside our house and all by ourselves. and i have a pile of electronic equipment including my personal laptop, my personal iphone, hard drive here, an ipat, a couple of sd cards. would you find this in your camera at home and also a thumb drive so let's start hiding things. we'll start here in the dining rook. going to pick the rug up and put this card down right there. run up the stairs here, and i'm thinking we take this thumb drive and put it right under this couch cushion. i think we'll take this hard drive in the wall unit. how about right here, underneath all these games. okay. here's the laundry room, take my personal laptop and put it right between the washer and dryer. while i keep waiting for hiding places bear and his handler are waiting outside in an suv and have no idea where i am inside. once everything is hidden we set bear loose. >> let's go to work. >> reporter: just steps in the
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front door he's already smelling around the dining room. come on. checking the curtains and the furniture before zoning in on the rug. >> show me. bear lays down the signal he's found something and then he goes right for it. >> just found an sd card hidden unit net a carpet and now bear is bolting upstairs. he checks around the sofa, shoving husband nose under the cushion wagging his tail, a hit. >> wedged underneath the arm rest was a thumb drive down here. >> come here. but at book shelf bear gets confuses. >> appears to be hitting on the actual sony playstation here. i'm not seeing anything else hidden there. >> reporter: and then ripping apart these board games. he's close and gets. >> in here is a u.s. b external hard drive. >> reporter: in the laundry room bear quickly uncovers my laptop and is now running to the bedroom where i hid even more. >> show me. >> reporter: incredibly he finds this sd card i hid inside the
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piano and find and ipad in the laundry basket. >> good boy. >> reporter: but there's still one item left. i hid my personal iphone. will he find, that too? >> wedged between the books here is a cell phone. >> reporter: all my electronics now in police custody. if i was a real suspect i'd be busted. >> this is critical, especially when you're talking the smaller devices that a lot of search teams will actually miss so this is what we use to put bad guys in jail. >> reporter: bear really is incredible. it took about a year to train him how to do this, and police departments across the country, they are taking notice. there are dogs in training right now learning how to sniff out electronics, and they will be deployed nationwide. guys, these dogs could be coming to a police force near you. >> that is just amazing. >> so fascinating. >> always amaze what had these dogs can use. police departments use them and fire departments use them to catch arsonists, an incredible weapon in these crimes. >> who knew. >> exactly. >> very, very cool. >> jeff, thank you very much.
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coming up, do you sleep on it before making a major decision? why we're now hearing that might not be the best idea. >> okay. next, how you can join al on his record-setting rokerthon adventure. dylan's got m as a ford employee, i get to give my friends a special deal.
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he's about as far away as can you get right now, and he has made it all the way down to hawaii. we can finally check this one off the map. we've got a long way to go. head to today.com to follow along with our live roker tracker. >> did hawaii move under texas, overnight? >> well, it's like alaska is not really there either. >> we're looking at it the like a map. >> are these fun bit emojis they created on the app, a free app and put in their characters that you can add to rokerthon so savannah you're going on a road trip and willie you're taking a little selfie in front of the sign and sheinelle you're under the umbrella and i put myself into all of them, and i want to know as we bring you to hawaii, have you mate an at bit moji with al and al. >> i already have my own bit-moji, so, yes, i have me
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with myself so it's very confusing. >> it is confusing, especially when it's 1 a.m. this. >> and i've had more than one mai-tai, and we're now at 2:00, almost at 3:00, 3:00 a.m. >> thought you were at three mai-tais. moving right along. >> all right, dylan, thank you. coming up, what make shelton and gwen stefani have planned after they reveal they are together. >> wow, and the arrival of the >> wow, and the arrival of the world's most plaque psoriasis... >> wow, and the arrival of the world's most ...isn't it time to let the... ...real you shine... ...through? introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. some people who took otezla saw 75% clearer skin after 4 months. and otezla's prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't take otezla if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
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say a space heater next to s a very good morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. boxes next to a space heater sparked an early morning fire. luckily no one was injured, but the fire did displace three residents. firefighters have now allowed several dozen other people back to their homes. happening now more than 200 people braving the morning chill in the south bay lining up to register for an annual holiday food and toy program. sa sacred heart provides toys and food for people in need. this year, organizers plan to hand out more than 7,000 turkeys and 18,000 toys. sacred heart's holiday drive is now more than 50 years old. always a great cause if you can contribute, as well. those people out there in the cold, kari. >> it is very chilly out there this morning. now in the upper 40s in san jose and 47 degrees in concord and sunnyvale. napa at 45 degrees but our
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temperatures are starting to rise now that the sun is out and expect a high of 70 degrees in cupertino, palo alto 71 degrees and in san francisco up to 65 degrees and 72 in napa. antioch 69 degrees while livermore see a high today of 74 degrees. let's get a look at the commute now with mike. >> all right, kari. we're looking at 880 at the coliseum and double the amount of traffic we saw about a half an hour ago. as far as the volume goes, we're seeing slowing. 880 is not the worst. 580 a crash eastbound right around highway 13 in the split and distracting folks westbound. both freeways through oakland slow. once you get to the mais maze, a slower drive for 680 and interchange at walnut creek slows you down. here's your drive over the san mateo bridge. dumbarton bridge and picking up more traffic and southbound san jose. back to you. >> all right, no drama. another update in half an hour.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, sleep on it? does taking the night to think about a problem actually lead to making better decisions? the surprising new research. and happy birthday, wrangler. our puppy with a purpose is turning 1. we'll celebrate and look back on his exciting first year. plus, getting in the holiday spirit. the magnificent rockefeller center christmas tree arrives on our plaza today, friday, november 6th, 2015. ♪ >> we came to see wrongler for his birthday. >> we're here for wrangler's
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birthday. have a great day. >> tucson loves you. >> left the kids at home. >> first trip to new york! >> you all right, savannah? >> it is 8:00 on "today." we are doing something we do every year, and it's fun every time. we're rolling in with this year's rockefeller center christmas tree. >> this tradition never gets old, does it? we ring in the holiday season, and santa is on our sleigh with us this morning, and in honor of rokerthon and these unseasonably warm temperatures you're dressed for hawaii. >> aloha, new york. >> that's the way to bring in a christmas tree. >> santa is here. we've got the tree, this is from gardner, new york. eventually this tree will be right here on the platza where we're pulling in. it will have five miles of l.e.d. lights. >> more stats for you, a norway
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spruce, 78 feet tall. it weighs ten tons and it will have the beautiful swarovski star up top as it has for years. >> and millions of people surrounding the tree during the holiday season. >> and one giant christmas tree stand that willie has gotten out of the closet. >> keep upstairs for all season and wrangler's birthday today, and we're excited. >> and as we roll in, a nice crowd here that we can wave to. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're just getting set and we'll send it over to sheinelle who has the news. we are see your head from this awesome vantage point. what's going on. u.s. officials are reviewing security at foreign airports as suspicion grows that a bomb placed in the cargo hold might have brought down a russian jet linener egypt last saturday. at the airport where the plane took off maintenance crews, caterers and baggage loaders all had access to the plane with minimal checks, and some british
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tourists say they paid $30 to a guard to avoid some security checks. on thursday president obama says he thinks there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board. so far no hard evidence has been found. >> a widespread sexting scandal involving a high school in canyon city. students were taking and sending nude photos and trading them like baseball card. of the 1,000 kids attending the high school a third were involved, including half of the school's football team prompting canyon city to forfeit their final game of the season this season. a desperate attempt to save the life of a baby girl dying leukemia may have led british researchers to the next big breakthrough fighting cancer and nbc's keir simmons joins from us london with the details. keir, good morning. >> reporter: it's called genetic edit being and it will be controversial for some people but when doctors here at london's hospital faced a life-or-death situation, they
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tried it on a little girl with stunning results. just months ago baby leila was dying of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and doctors had given up and leila's parents did not. >> we want to know we tried everything for her. >> reporter: so doctors agreed to try out an experimental immunocell therapy which had never been used outside the lab. with special permission from the british government and the hospital ethics committee, the result, astounding her parents. >> i took the gamble and this is her today standing, laughing, and i'm just thankful. it's a miracle. >> reporter: and her doctors elated. >> these cells appear to have worked incredibly well for her. it does mean we have a new weapon. >> reporter: in the body special cells called t-cell are designed to seek out and fight infection and cancer and they can't always recognize leukemia cells which are effectively hidden from them. using the new technology god genome editing they re-tweaked
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the genes of a t-cell so they would only reject the leukemia cells and not be rejected by lla's body. three months on she's free of cancer. >> we may need to do some proper studies to learn just how good they are. >> reporter: and while for baby leila's life's colorful adventures are just beginning. it's important to note it's way too early that this could reverse cancer in all patients. you heard cancer saying leila is a really strong little girl. sheinelle. >> so encouraging. back to savannah and willie, guys. thanks so much. coming up on trending forget saying it five times. can we do it even once. we'll attempt what some are calling the world's most difficult tongue twister. >> and you've been toying with us all morning. >> and on "pop start" gwen stefani and blake shelton's first appearance as a couple. >> and celebrating wrangler's first birthday. special day on the plaza for him special day on the plaza for him and jus binge eating disorder, or b.e.d.,... special day on the plaza for him and jus
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we are back. it is 8 nchlgtsd 10. time for what's trending today. fair to say we've all faced tough decisions in our life. >> certainly. >> problems and an issue you're thinking about and you'll say i'll sleep on it. >> absolutely. >> i do all the time. >> do you think it works? >> i do. >> i do, too. >> we're all in agreement. >> research from harvard says we are wrong. once again experts found the extra time in the only does help you with your decision can actually make deciding more quickler. research shows your first impression is usually the best one so the theory is don't sleep on it. >> you know in your heart before you go to bed what you're going to do and you wake up and feel refreshed and then confirm it. >> like a test, always go with the first answer. >> is that how you got through school? >> it works. >> if i sleep on it i wake up calm and make a centered decision. >> you're stinl channeling
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pharrell. >> harvard disagrees, sheinelle jones. video of the day from a pair of frequent flyers, but they didn't want to fly on the plane. what you're looking at there is two guys scoring next to a daredevil? jet packs and cruised along a jumbo jet at 4,000 feet in the air and the city of dubai serving as a beautiful backdrop and part of a marketing campaign for emirate airlines. >> second time in the week that we've shown cool footage that featured the emirates plane. it's a market stunt and they are doing their job. that looks amazing. >> and jet packs are a thing. feel like there's been several stories about jet packs. >> the future is here. >> would you ever get in one? >> i don't know. not too high. >> yeah, not too high. >> hover right here. >> exactly. >> she didn't even like being on that truck. that too high. do you know what sunday is? it's a national holiday. >> okay. >> it's actually an international holiday, international tongue twister day
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so to celebrate we want to know can you master what they are calling the world's toughest tongue twister, this according to some more experts who are smarter this time from m.i.t. >> these guys. >> here it is. it's not a sentence just a series of words. okay. who wants >> why don't you start this. >> say it fast. >> read it, okay. pad kid poured kurd pulled cod. >> nailed it. >> nice. >> you didn't say it that fast. >> pat kid poured kurd -- >> pad -- pad kid poured kurd pulled cod. >> okay. i didn't think -- >> pad kid poured kurd pulled cod. >> how but? >> pad kid poured kurd pulled cod. >> how about this one. a box of biscuits, a box of mix the biscuits and a biscuit mixer. >> what? >> i can't remember that more than anything else, i don't even remember. >> when you say, dylan. >> do this one, you tested this on me in the makeup room. >> go ahead can you to toy boat three times face. >> toy boat, toy boat, toy boat.
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>> i can't. >> toy boat. >> can you do it? >> i blew it. we did it and i couldn't -- toy boat. >> toy boat. >> it's hard, right? >> it's tough. >> dylan, you try this last one. all you, dylan. >> i wish to wash my irish wrist watch. >> we found one, guys. >> she failed. >> i risch to wash my irish wristwatch. >> we got her, we got her. >> we did. >> i posted more these at today.com. check them ow. the world has gone completely nuts over adele's new song "hello" but the next toddler has the best reaction. it happens fast so we'll play it twice. check it out ♪ hello >> hi. ♪ it's me ♪ hello >> it's me. >> that is adele's youngest fan, 1-year-old jilal melting our hearts and melding the internet. >> i'm in love with that little
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child, how cute. now to some big news from coldplay and are gwen and blake working together on a new song? dylan has our gossiping pop start. >> isn't it hard to talk after you've been doing tongue twisters. first to coldplay. this morning the band released a brand new song from its upcoming album "a head full of dreams" and the song is called "adventure of a lifetime." you're listening to it now, a real catchy song like all their songs. their seventh album but could it be the last. in an interview with the bbc chris martin said the way we look at it like the last harry potter book, not to say there might not be another one some day but this is the colleagues of something. >> whoa. have to go back and listen to all the other songs. anne hathaway, recently nominated for a people's choice award with other big names and chose to celebrate them all with a twist, an instagram high school photos of the other women in her category and favorite action movie actress. there's mel can a mccarthy in
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the top left, obviously sandra bullock, scarlet johansson and meryl streep all who look the same and i'm pretty sure that i have the sweatshirt that scarlett is wearing, my high school go too. and finally music's new it couple, news so big that carson had to take off. blake shelton and gwen stefani and word from "people" magazine that they are planning to team up on a new song. >> the rumors sent us all into a tailspin. >> i didn't know. >> i didn't think blake could get a girl as hot as gwen, to be honest. real didn't. he's a goofy cowboy and she eats queen of cool. >> there were signs. >> you're so dumb. >> like the flirting. >> you have extreme personality disorder where one minute -- >> that made my day. >> the pictures, the pda. ♪ all my love >> and then came the confirmation from both singers' both representatives, gwen's rep saying gwen and make are
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longtime friends who have very recently started date and now they are the most talked about duo around. >> i think everyone right now is just like huh, like, whoa. i think that's the main reaction and everyone is kind of letting play out. >> it can't be true because there's no way blake could ever score a girl like that. >> but it is true and we can't seem to get enough. in headlines, on social media. >> let's get serious here. >> watching the romance play out on nbc's "the voice" where they both work together as coaches. >> gwen stefani. >> they were both recently involved in high-profile divorces, shelton from country superstar miranda lambert and stefani from lead singer of bush gavin rossdale and now leaning on each other for support. last month the queen of cool debuted a heard break ballad ♪ i used to love you >> and the cowboy of country singing all about the things he's gonna do in his new single. ♪ because i'm digging on hitting
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on you tonight ♪ >> and new reports say these two are working on a country ball lad together. >> i think gwen and blake are both going to get a ton more attention and there's a high curiosity factor and everyone is really, really curious to see what they are going to do next, how it will affect their music. >> and because this is what we do, people have been figuring out ways to combine gwen and make's names like brangelina or bennifee how about -- >> it doesn't work. >> and now to al in hawaii for rokerthon 2. >> in our promo for rokerthon. we have the goat sweetheart and she's a goat. she will get to about 200 pounds. right now nine months. she's been trying to eat my shirt or this fantastic cake
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replica of the royal hawaiian. we have -- every place we go in every state we are going to plant the "today" show rokerthon flag so we're going to plant flag today in the cake. there it is, ready to go, and we've got some nice folks. you guys are from delaware, from rehoboth beach, very nice. there you go. >> let's show you your weather for rehoboth and every place in between. we're looking at showers in the pacific northwest today. you can see along the radar we've got that wet weather along that front that's going to bring the big change to the east with temperatures awfully toasty today in the eastern half of the country. some record breaking temperatures and behind it much cooler weather and we've got frost and freeze warnings throughout the rookies and far west as parts of central good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall.
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we're right at 50 in the heeeas bay. san francisco 53. a high of 65. we will see 70s across the bay area. a breezy wind, mostly sunny skies also in the north bay. east bay, 71. in the tri-valley, a high of 73. perfect weather for the end of the week. we will see more of that tomorrow and then some rain in the forecast on sunday. >> all right. well, every now and then the guys back in new york get my goat, but this is ridiculous. all right. we know this weekend you're waiting for just one day, that's right, the best day of the week, sunday night "football night in america." it's a good one. we've got the eagles taking on the cowboys. ooh, baby. it's a domed stadium but you're doing some tailgating in gorgeous weather. fair skies and temperatures nice and cool in the 50s. that's going to be a good one sunday night "football night in
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america." it's going to be baaaaaad. >> this "sunday night football" weather is brought to be by mobile, only by verizon. >> all right, guys. back to you. for the ladies i've got cake here. we've got some really hot beef cake coming up. >> i can't believe you -- you're supposed to get loopy on the 48th state. >> so entertaining though. >> no, we're starting early, baby. >> rokerthon. >> wow. >> mai-tais and hot beef cake. >> where is he on to. >> the local goat he'll made friends with. >> no, this goes traveling with
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me, baby. >> all right. we'll see you in a minute if you're still standing. >> let's get back to that beautiful norway spruce and the focal point of the rockefeller plaza. >> craig melvin is here. >> good morning. the tree is already here. the tree didn't have to travel far, from gardner, new york, just 80 miles north of 30 rock, and for the past 60 years it's been a unifying force for four generations of the remark ababl family. everyone has a family tree and some more literal than others and that's certainly the case for albert and his longtime partner nancy. >> quite a history, you know. it's been in the family for years. >> we moved here in '57. i was 4, and my father used to trim the top of it. >> reporter: then just a 6 foot norway spruce, it was the centerpiece of the family front yard. >> snip the tree so it wouldn't fork out and divide up and it
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would get nice and high. years ago it was down to the ground and used to go down there and hide because it was pretty dense. >> reporter: his two sons, now grown men themselves, moved back on to the property where the mighty spruce served as a constant reminder of their childhood. did you climb it? >> always went in and out. >> all the sap all over our clothes. >> all my memory. you don't realize it's here and such a big thing. >> reporter: as tree has grown, so has the family, and now their children play around it. >> i've had some good memories running around it and playing with it, hiding. >> reporter: you going to miss it? >> yeah. >> reporter: but 5-year-old abigail always saw more. >> it looks like a big christmas tree. >> reporter: as the the holidays came and went the decorations remained inside the house. never any lights in the tree? >> we thought about it but it was too big. >> reporter: big indeed, 78 feet tall, and now more than they can handle. >> kind of took over the whole
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yard, and so then i looked around and found out that rockefeller center might want the tree. >> reporter: their online submission caught the astep of the rockefeller center head gardener and now the massive evergreen that oversaw four generations. >> like watching over us. >> reporter: will soon become america's tree. >> i'll have to plant something else to watch over the grandkids. >> reporter: when you look up at the tree, nancy, had a do you think? >> i'll miss it. it's beautiful. it's a really beautiful tree. i think it's perfect. >> reporter: and the grandkids? >> we're going to think that it's someone else's. >> that it used to be here. >> reporter: how will that make you feel? >> happy. >> a half million people will stop and advice thought tree and rockefeller plaza between now and the end of the year. we should also note that the family is going to show up, all here for the big rockefeller center tree-lighting in december. >> nice. >> a lot more viewers than up in gardner. >> yes, than the entire population.
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>> that's right. >> all dressed up soon. glad you mentioned the tree lighting. we'll do it again this year. it is december 2nd, matt, al, natalie and i will host. this is the christmas tree lighting. a lot of music and fun and, of course, our beautiful tree december 2nd right here on nbc. >> always a fun night. love it. >> good to see you. thanks, guys. coming up, a live performance from sara ba i'm ... ==anim== happening
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today in san francisco... a very good morning to you. 8:26. happening today in san francisco, work begins on a major construction project tied to the future central subway. that means roads will be closed in the area south of market. the project gets under way at 10:00 tonight. workers will install a special part of the track. they are relocated bus stops until the work is finishes. that project will continue through november 14th. let's check the morning commute. how is it rolling? >> a little slow for a friday but better than monday through thursday. here is slowing south through palo alto. see it here with the orange
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sensors. northbound slow 237 coming to meet with 101. that's what's causing the jam as well as 880. not so bad as monday through thursday. west 580, smooth drive toward the bay bridge toward san francisco. the metering lights are on. the subway project is an issue. there's a big science fair and it will be an issue for some off the peninsula. >> thanks, mike. another local news update in half an hour. we hope to see you then. have a great morning. 8:30 now.
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a very good morning. it's the 6th of november, 2015. we've got a warm day here on our plaza. it does not feel like the holiday season is upon us, but we know it is. we just rode in with the rockefeller center christmas tree. absolutely beautiful. >> it is indeed. coming upping wrangler is turning 1, and we're getting ready to celebrate in a big way. >> we'll have a party for him.
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>> yes. >> multi-platinum grammy nominee sara bareilles is here with us. >> and matt sat down with the other bend men of "spectre." >> the movie was amazing. this movie is incredible. do we dare go back to al roker based on what we've seen so far. al is in hawaii for rokerthon 2. hey, al. >> guys, i just want to, first of all, back here we've got hawaiian fire dancers, t.c. and bungi doing their thing. look at this. wow. you talk about a little heartburn, okay. oh, by the way, we've go the at trivia question. going to do each trivia for each state we're n.hawaii is the only state that grows and exports this. not this, but a crop that is fantastic with breakfast. we'll answer that on the other side. look at them go. whoa! yes!
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t.c., bungi, man, feel the fire here at royal hawaiian. let's see what is going on as far as the forecast is concerned. rokerthon moves on from alaska. a chance of rain and snow in anchorage so we'll be watching that. let's look at your weekend outlook. wet weather in the southeastern atlantic states and down into the gulf coast with heavy rain. heavy rain in the pacific northwest on saturday and plenty of sunshine in the plains. on sunday mountain snows in the pacific northwest with wet weather. wet weather confined to the southeast and the gulf coast. i should say parts of florida. sunshine through the northeast and windy in the plains. man, oh, yeah! t.c. and pungi. bam, that's what i'm talking
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about #r good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look at san jose. beautiful way to start out the weekend. look at the weekend forecast. highs in the south bay up to 71. 72 tomorrow and our temperatures will drop as we head into sunday. more clouds moving in, scattered showers possible, especially early in the day. another chance of rain as we head into early monday morning. >> hey guys, don't forget go to today.com/rokerthon to get the itinerary and to donate to feeding america. $1, they can provide 11 meals. we want to raise a lot of money to help feed the hungry in this country. wow, man. oh, by the way, guys, do you know what's the only thing that they grow here in hawaii and export, the only state in the union that they do that?
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>> based on your behavior this morning i have a few guesses, al, but go ahead and tell us. >> i think pineapple. >> coffee. >> that's what everybody thinks. >> hawaiian coffee. >> the goes great with breakfast too. >> good stuff. had a couple cups already. >> we've noticed. a thank you very much. tomorrow is a big day for our buddy wrangler. it's his 1st birthday. >> we've partnered with guiding eyes to raise and socialize ranger until he's ready for formal guide dog training. his first year has been about exci excitement and add ventures and gotten a lot of treats. >> at 2 months old wrangler dashed on to our set and straight into our hearts. >> oh. >> wrangler quickly made himself at home hanging with celebrities in the original room. >> hi, honey. >> wrangler, gronk. and his many fans out on the
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plaza. >> we love you, wrangler! >> starring in super bowl commercials and even trying his hand at modeling. >> so chic, wrangler really wears it well. our puppy with a purpose has grown up right in front of our weighs weighing in at a whopping 60 pounds now. wrangler is almost fully frontal zone but never too big to play with his best buddy. but this dog's life isn't all play time and treats. with the help of his puppy raiser saxon eastman wrangler is putting in the hard work it takes to become a guide dog. >> down. >> learning new skills. >> such a good dog. >> and taking on new experiences and always rising to the occasion. his next big challenge, getting ready for a full-time guide dog training this spring. >> wrangler's doing really well, mastering all the basic skills at this point and he's working on applying them to realtive situations. i why high hopes for his future as a guide dog.
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>> such a cool year to look back upon. wrangler's birthday would not be complete without a message from his special friend. >> hey, wrangler, it's chrissie. i'm wishing you a happy, happy, happy 1st birthday. i follow your twitter and instagrams, miss you so much and i'm here in l.a. and watched you get so big and i miss cuddling your little tiny baby face, but you're a big boy now and i can't wait to see you again when i visit new york. i'll see you soon. happy birthday. >> not bad, a birthday wish from chrissy teigen who loved wrangler so much she was actually in with him in his little house and three of wrangler's joining us from the same letter. we've got willis, wrigley and warner joining their brother wrangler this morning. >> so cute. i see the family resemblance. wrangler, without further adieu, happy birthday, buddy. here's your cake.
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>> a puppy cake. >> and his brothers get a slice, too. >> happy birthday, big guy. guiding eyes for the blind is launching the wrangler scholarship really cool. $50,000 to graduate a guide dog team and guiding eyes never charges people. they are hoping to raise $400,000 by the end of the year so they can give eight people on the wait list the exceptional dogs they deserve. for information on how to donate, text the word wrangler, w-r-a-n-g-l-e-r to 41444 or go to wranglerscholarship.com. messaging and data rates may apply. also have the link at today.com. >> got all that. if you can't get enough of wrangler, a limited edition, get this, wrangler plush toy which dylan is modeling, it's going on sale today at the nbc store. >> for humans.
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>> so cute. >> and the net proceeds will if to guiding eyes for the blind to help support puppies like wrangler. >> so one more time, happy birthday, wrangler. >> the party has started. all right. coming up next, the men going toe to toe with daniel craig in the new bond movie "spectre," but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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love that mousse in. back at 8:40, the highly anticipated new bond movie "spectre" is out today and everyone's favorite super spy is out to stop a secret organization led the by a miss tearious man and oo 7 has to deal with a new boss played by ralph fiennes. >> i feel like these are two suious, serious actors and so nice where the bond franchise is
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that it attracts actors of your caliber. don't you feel like a very serious actor? >> we're very serious. but there was a time when bond films were more frivolous, wouldn't you say, and now they are getting actors like you? >> i think he brings the smarts to it. >> you were in "sky fall." this is your first bond movie. is this a situation where you weren't sure or is it where did i sign? >> i said seriously and thought, well, if ralph can do it i can do it. >> daniel craig is an experienced bond. >> he's on a different level of seriousness. >> he's got a lot of intensity to the role. i feel like he's given a new character to these films. >> it t should change with the actor, the character develops and evolves and the -- i always
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say the character doesn't have a choice. he needs to stick to his actor so, of course, you know, organically it changes into something new. >> see, that's just what a serious actor would say. that's what i mean. >> but daniel has grown in fact in this. he's already incredibly convincing, his physicality, sort of visceral commitment to the part was really strong but in this film there's a lightness and some of the old bondian humor is back in there. >> i really liked that and appreciated that. by the way, not a small feat. you're playing "m." and people loved judi dench. >> you like judi. >> we love her. >> you more than fill her high heels. >> i wanted the high heels, and, in fact, in a couple of scenes. >> exactly. >> little teaser. >> that's where the seriousness really interferes. >> you plate villain in the film. >> you think? >> you're not going to try to tell me he's misunderstood and
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has multiple layers, right? he's mysterious and mean. >> that's all, you know, i should think a matter of interpretation, but -- but, yes, in this -- in this specific case i concede that it's the villain. i avoid the "v" word normally and in this case it's the villain and multi-layered, i should hope so. we all are whether we want to or not and it makes it a little more interesting and a little more serious. >> it is a little more serious. let's end where we began, gentlemen, great to be you, thank you so much. the movie is really fun. "spectre" out today in theaters and in imax. coming up next sara bareilles per forms live in studio, 1a
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grammy nominated singer/songwriter sara bareilles is out with a new album for an upcoming broadway show for which she wrote the music and lyrics. tickets are on sale now, by the way. ladies and gentlemen, sara bareilles. ♪ ♪ it's not simple to say most days i don't recognize me ♪ knott ♪ ♪ it's taken more than i gave them ♪ ♪ it's not easy to know i'm not anything like i used to be ♪ ♪ although it's true i was never
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attention sweet sensor ♪ ♪ i still remember that girl ♪ she's imperfect but she tries ♪ ♪ she is good but she lies ♪ she is hard on herself she is broken and won't ask for help ♪ ♪ she is messy but she's kind ♪ she is glowing most of the time ♪ ♪ she is also mixed up and picked in a beautiful pie ♪ ♪ she is gone but she used to be mine ♪
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♪ and it's not what i asked for ♪ ♪ sometimes life just slips in through a back door ♪ and carves out the person and makes you believe it's all true ♪ ♪ and now i've got you ♪ and you're not what i asked for ♪ ♪ if i'm honest, i know i would give it all back for a chance to start over ♪ ♪ and rewrite an ending or two ♪ for the girl that i knew ♪ would be reckless, just enough ♪ ♪ who get hurt but who learns how to toughen up when she's bruised ♪ ♪ and gets used by a man who can't love ♪
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♪ and then she'll get stuck and be scared of the life that's inside her ♪ ♪ growing stronger each day till it finally reminds her to fight just a little ♪ ♪ to bring back the fire in her eyes ♪ ♪ that's been gone but it used to be mine ♪ ♪ used to be mine ♪ she is messy but she's kind ♪ she is lonely most of the time ♪
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♪ she is all of this mix up and baked in a beautiful pie ♪ ♪ she is gone, but she used to be mine ♪ >> what a voice. sara bareilles, thank you. again the at bum is "what's inside, songs from waitress" and sara will be back a little later this morning with more music. up next, a remarkable story football and friendship that spans seven decades, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:52. time for the ongoing series with the nfl "together we make football. ". >> the such a great story. takes us back to world war ii and eight high school teammates from a school in south texas, graduated early and enlisted together in the marines. >> two, four, six, eight, they are all there. ♪ >> in 1943, eight teammates from tiny weslaco, texas, joined the marines and were shipped off to separate units in the pacific. while on leave, doc clerkler's chance encounter with his best
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friend harlan block led to a promise. >> he said, hey, would you do me a favor. i want you to give this wring to my mother, and he said i may not be coming back. >> harlon block is the marine kneeling in front as the stars and stripes are raised are over iwo jima in 1945. six days after the iconic photo was taken, he was killed in action. the memorial in arlington is not our country's only iwo jima monument. the original is here on the campus of the marine military academy next to the little town in south texas where doc and harlon played football. >> when the young men are on the football field, they can see that monument, and it represents to them the courage they should exhibit, the leadership, the example that they need to set for others. >> it's a reminder to us as
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football players and as cadets in the academy of what great things we're capable of. >> when he returned from the war, doc intended to keep his promise to harlon. >> his mother was my second mother. she kind of didn't want to talk to me. she said i do not want to be reminded. you better keep it. harlon was only the one of our group that got killed in that business. >> doc wore that ring every day to keep harlon's memory alive. in 2010 he donated it to the academy as a reminder that valor counts and friendship never dies. >> it's just amazing the bond that two people can have. >> a football team is a brotherhood. this ring kind of symbolizes that, too.
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they went through friday night lights and further on into the war. >> of the eight football players who enlisted together, doc is the last survivor. he was a high school principal. he's still married to his college sweetheart, and he stayed in south texas his entire life, never far from where his best friend rests in the shadow of the great monument. >> harlon was my buddy. don't know why that i made it. sometimes you don't know how to feel. >> glen cleckler and his teammates originally picked up the recruiting flyer to use as a cover for skipping schools to go to the movies and the principal saw them with the flyer and accelerated their graduation so they could join us as soon as possible. a lifetime of friendship captured in a beautiful story. >> what an incredible story are and he's still here to tell us which is really special. >> representing that special group of eight men. and speaking of football in
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texas, catch the cowboys taking on the eagles sunday night right here on nbc. >> we've got a few moments left. are we going to check in with al do. we have the courage to check in with al? >> he's still standing. >> al, hi. >> we've had a great time here. we're going to be coming back at 9:00 here from the royal hawaiian and then this weekend we'll be in anchorage. we move to missoula, to california, to nevada, just to name a few states.i'm ... =vo= r for a fallen san jose officer. a very good friday morning to you. it's 8:56. a special honor for a fallen officer. last night the police amateur athletic foundation hall of fame inducted officer michael johnson. his widow accepted the award. johnson was a star athlete winning gold medals at the u.s. police and fire championships. he died in a shootout in march. an early holiday gift comes today for many children in
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middletown. firefighters will hand out new bikes that firefighters and volunteers assembled to kids who lost their bikes in the valley wildfire. it burned nearly 80,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of homes. another local news update in half an hour. join us then.
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this morning on "today's take" jania causeky is co-hosting with me and the man, the myth james franco on his new film and other exciting projects and former "mad men" star john slattery back in the spotlight. all that and more coming up rigight now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's" take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rock flerg plaza. welcome to "today." it's friday morning, november the 6th, 2015. a balmy 70-something degrees here in new york city and in a large part of the country. i'm willie and i'm a little lonely. not going to lie to you. tamron and natalie are off doing
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god knows what and al is kicking off rokerthon in hawaii and only if i had a co-host ♪ i've got a brand new pair of >> oh, my gosh, is that who i think it is. >> hi. >> jania causeky of "the unbreakable jimmy schmitz ♪ >> and back wards. >> janiakowski is ta woman who knows how to make an entrance. >> why the brand new key" by melanie. this is actually happening, this is the jane loves willie hour. >> yes it is. >> brace yourselves. >> clearly i'll be top nbc brass is away and never would have let this hour happen together. >> started the morning off quite
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in style out of roller skates. >> came out of vintage cross. >> will they be here. >> you know jane, of course, in "unbreakable jimmy schmitz". >> yes, so excited for everybody to see it when it comes out sometimes in the spring and so amazing. had the pleasure of you coming to visit and it was great to have you there. >> that show isn't so funny. >> go on netflix and every seen and i felt that way on "thirty rock." >> that's so nice of you. >> also miss jane returning to broadway in "she loves me" which is a revival from a 1960's musical. >> i'm not sure of the original date but it is a revival, and i'm so excited to return to broadway. it's been a few years. >> yes. >> and i'm thrilled to be coming back and sort of my theater family here on broadway and they
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are celebrating their 15th anniversary so it's an honor to come back to one their productions. >> for people who don't know about jane krakowski, you've got the emmy going, grammy, we know you can sing, oscars, headed that direction and you've got the tony. >> i only have a "t." >> i've got a lot of letters to go. >> she also played janet maroney on "30 rock" and elaine on "ally mcpeel" and later you auditions for another classic role. did you audition to be rachel on "friends." >> i did and this story went further than i ever expected. you're on the hot seat on a red carpet, answer the question quickly, and i -- and i did actually audition for "friends." i can't get very far. i literally had one or two auditions. never really up for the role of rachel. sort of went a little too far and people have been aghast that i may have ruined it. >> we're going with the original story, that you were this close
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and aniston stepped in and i think i have a picture of you for your audition, right, right. >> i love it. >> what could have been. that could have worked -- >> i could have bought nbc with the milk shake. >> that's hilarious. >> so now we know all these roles about jane krakowski, all these famous roles, but we want to dig through krakowski classics, some of perhaps your lesser known works. >> oh, dear. >> in the movies we know you were cousin vicky in "vacation." >> that's true. >> did you know that on tv you played in the soap on are a "search for tomorrow." >> oh, no, no, no. >> "search for tomorrow" as t.r. kendall. >> here we go. >> oh, matilda, what am i going to do? what am i going to do? >> oh, t.r. >> wow. >> it's amazing i continued to get work in show business, a,
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and that -- that -- clearly from that scene, that soap opera was cancelled right after that. >> immediately. >> we call it the krakowski effect. >> do you remember what was happening in that scene? you were speaking to a bunny, it would appear. >> i think my character had run away and join the circus because hi found out i was -- my character's name was p.r. >> yes. >> because they couldn't think of a name for her and it was the runaway. >> it was t.r. for the runaway. >> t.r., wow. this one i didn't know until yesterday. the babysitter was played in "fatal attraction" by jane krakowski. >> worse than flashback. >> oh, my goodness. >> tell me about this role. what's going on here. what have we got? >> that was actually my 19th birthdts when i filmed that scene. >> really. >> and i had a few other scenes in the movie which were cut out and i got a lovely letter from the director saying we're see sorry that you were cut out and
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it became a classic film of all time. >> you got your little shot in the there, did have a great scene with michael douglas where he was flirting with the babysitter but it made him look too guilty and that's allegedry why -- >> too much foreshadowing. >> and we'll dig deeper into the vault. >> commercial work for miss krakowski. you remember the game solar fox for atari. >> oh, my goodness. how early is this in the career? >> talking about probably 14 or 15 years old. you're seeing my puberty right on film, wow. you can see the braces i have. they kicked in a little bit later. >> this is fun for me. i don't know how you're doing. >> we've done tv and the movies and commercial work and also jane has been in music videos. >> am i going to die? is this the end of my life? >> the year is -- >> good-bye, america. >> the year is 2000, a starring role in kind of a dark video as
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it turnsous, the dixie chicks "good-bye earl." >> watch. ♪ wrapped up in that car >> a song about murdering your husband. i had interesting choices. daddy, kiss the bus, murdered my husband in a dixie chicks video. >> there's a darkness there. that concludes krakowski klassics. >> thank you, thank you. >> there you are, t.r. >> are so so -- thank you, guys. >> t.r., never felt so welcome at end of my career so strongly. >> here's now have thing about you. you're from new jersey. i'm from new jersey. >> yes. >> i think that's why there's like a thing they can, an unspoken thick. >> it would have to be unspoken.
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>> love you, honey, i'll be home soon. we'll play trivia and let's start with the most important question you could ask to anyone from jersey. >> that's like sophie's choice. >> reporter: springsteen or bon jeff? >> i'm going to be with springsteen. >> reporter: jbj will not be happy with that. >> he was on ally mcbeal back in the day. >> roll the clip. roll it. >> and he'll never work with me again because i did pick him, right? >> your next question, miss new jersey, in our jersey fresh quiz, greater hoboken product, frank sinatra or the cake boss. >> well, do you want to answer this one in. >> the cake boss, yeah. no matter occasion, the cake boss is there. here's another one. tom cruise is a jersey guy. which of these classic film lines is your favorite, show me
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the money or i feel the need, the need for speed. >> oh, god, they are both so good. >> i'm going to go i feel the need, the need for speed. >> totally with you on that one. >> i'm a big "top gun" guy. got to go with mav on that one. >> i think this is now our final question, jane krakowski. >> rank these new jersey icons in the order of historical significance. ready. >> come on. >> meryl streep, martha stewart and the wizard of menlo park, thomas alva edison. >> what's the scale that we're ranking them on of popularity, contribution to the world? >> theoretically contribution to the world. >> okay. >> so martha stewart. >> martha stewart. >> martha stewart wins again. and that has been jersey fresh. hall in honolulu on that crazy rokerthon tour checking off the first of all 50 states in this epic adventure. he's covered already almost 5,000 miles.
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al, we miss you and you're doing a good job already. >> i miss both of you, and let me go back to your last thing. you know i love martha stewart, love, love, love, love her. handmade soap versus the electric light bulb? >> real. we were going for comedic effect. >> stewart above thomas alva. >> work with us, al. >> i take these things seriously that you guys say. anyway, hey, rokerthon, there you go, so here's the deal. last year we, of course, did the 34 hours live streaming and live broadcasting an uninterrupted weathercast. this year we are going to go to all 50 states in one week doing weather both live and live streaming, and we intend to cover this great country doing the weather. tomorrow we're in anchorage, alaska and then on sunday we're in the northwest. we're in washington state,
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california. we're just getting everywhere and then we make our way across country ending next friday in the plaza. meantime we're here in hawaii at the royal hawaiian, and, boy, i tell you. the weather -- this is about as good as it's going to get though i know your weather back in new york, guys, is going to be pretty darn good. here eat weather for you as we do take a look, as aloha plays in the background. we are looking for chillier weather in the west behind front that's causing all these approximate, but then ahead of the front we've got some record-setting temperatures, temperatures getting into the mid-to upper 70s and then the front pushes through. by saturday we get back to normal and by sunday things are cooler than usual. and now as we see the palm trees waving good buy. that's good morning. i'm meteorologist carriry hall. temperatures are slowly warming
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up. it is 56 degrees in the east bay and san francisco, 57. expect a high of 65 degrees in san francisco while the east bay is at 71. also 71 in the south bay and peninsula in the lower 70s. tri-valley, you're up to 73 degrees. and in the north bay, 72. overall, a beautiful day, great way for wrap up the week. more of this weather tomorrow and then a chance of rain on sunday. >> and that is your latest weather. you guys are a great team, boy. i've got to tell you. you don't need the rest of us. >> no. a we need you back, buddy. >> we do, we do. this is never airing, right? this is not airing. >> this has been a great rehearsal. >> 50 states in one week, like my love life in my 20s. >> ah, wow, bam. >> bam. >> jane krakowski, ladies and gentlemen. >> t.r. kendall, ladies and gentlemen. she's incredible. al, we'll talk to you in a little bit. >> going to end in the plaza,
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end in the plaza next week. >> i don't even know what that means. >> you will. >> one of jane's co-stars from "30 rock," james franco, the modernday renaissance man always up to something new
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♪ ♪ ♪ give extra. get extra. james franco, oscar-nominated actor, director, screenwriter, producer, musician, author and winner of the 1987 nobel peace prize in physics. >> you can catch him in the film
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version of "the found and the fury" which james wrote, directed and starred in. >> okay. james, good to see you, man. >> thank you. good to see you. >> did we get it all? did we get it all in. >> i think. >> and did we say all-around good guy. >> i think you said co-star on "30 rock." >> a lot to talk about in your career and everyone wants to know what it's like to work with me. >> our characters almost had a thing. >> and then she swooped in. >> i fell in love with a body pillow which i have still. i kept, that yeah. >> the one thing you kept from the set. not my phone number, but that's okay. >> sounds like a "30 rock" plot. >> let's talk about this play. what drew you to faulkner and "sound of the fury." >> literature has been a huge part of my life. i've been to a lot of schools, and i'm a literature major, and so when i started directing my own movies i started bringing those two worlds together, so
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this is actually the second faulkner book that i've adapted, and, you know, a lot of people have said this is an unadaptable novel. written in sort of a very dense opaque way, but for me that was part of the challenge, to try to take on that style and have it push me to do things that i wouldn't normally do as a director. >> good for you. and i think mazel tov is in order, is it a correct in. >> yes. i had my bar mitzvah. i am -- my mother's jewish and i'm technically jewish, and -- i was never bar mitzvahed when i was young so it was something that i always talked about with friends that one day, you know, when the school was done or when i had a break i would, you know, prepare for my bar mitzvah and i would have it and then seth rogen sort of just pushed me into it and said why don't we do it and we'll do it for charity,
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his cause hilarity for charity that fights alzheimer's >> you raised so much money. that's fantastic. >> you're good at these things. you take the roast, the bar mitzvah, do you like that, people coming at you a little bit? >> i guess i don't mind using my public persona or my personality for, you know, comedic purposes. >> yes. >> i guess i'm good at that. >> you are good about that. >> just talking about your aol show "making a scene." explain the scenes, mash-up scenes. >> yes. this is our second season. it's -- the idea was to recreate either scenes from movies. in the first season we did movies and now this season we're doing television shows. the other thing about it that i really like is that there's two elements that are out of our control. we don't choose the shows. we let people online choose the shows and then we put all the shows that have been chessen on a big wheel and we spin a wheel, a sometimes we'll wash two shows
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up, "sex in the city" and "breaking bad" or "freaks and geeks" and "saved by the bell" so we don't decide those things. that's sort of out of our creative control and once we're given those elements we have to make sense of it. >> right. >> first we thought it would be really weird, you know, and after the first season we realized it was actually really funny, and the other great thing about it is people pick, you know, there's most of the show is i love also some an whatever, but we get is to sort of re-enter those world and in a very fun way i kind of get to revisit all my television shots? is it impromptu on the spot? do you write those? >> no. i'm a teacher in l.a. at usc in cal arts so a lot of the first drafts are written by my
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graduate students. >> oh. >> and then some of the write efforts, at "snl," mikey day and some others rewrite them. >> yeah. >> and then on the set there's one more kind of pros etz offism vasing it. >> so funny. check them out on aol. from faulkner to mashups and "saved by the bell" show. >> this is released on dvd and, again, check out his show on although. good to see you, my man. >> nice to see you. coming up next, the burning questions from our how do they make starburst taste so juicy?
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answer the question, begin. >> okay. page from connecticut. what song are you most embarrassed for liking? gosh. who gets to go first? >> you. >> me. my most embarrassed liking. i'm going to go with xanadu. >> i love that song. >> in you go. yes, ma'am. >> okay. as kim from burlington, advice principal. as a child were you ever sent to the principal's office and why? >> several times. i was once sent out of the school library for eating cheesecake with a ruler. >> a ruler? >> a ruler. and i was at lunch time i had to eat there and i had my stripe
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torn off for using it as a weapon. >> how early it started. >> already the best game of celebrity fish bowl ever. >> do under the circumstances one? >> no. >> when is the last time you rode the subway? two days ago. >> metro card owner. >> welcome to the people. sara bareilles. >> one of the people. >> music for sarah, nigela will cook with us. "mad men" john slattery after news and weather. wait. welcome to the annual lighting of the tree. let the holidays begin! [ crowd gasps ] oh that is not good! a bulb has gone out. who will go on the perilous journey to replace it? we will! crowd: huh? we will? yeah! shell ya' later
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be careful out there. good luck! say apace heater next to some boxes sparked good morning. it's 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. firefighters say a space heater next to some boxes sparked an early morning fire at an apartment complex in belmont. the good news is no one was hurt, but the fire did displace three residents. happening today in san francisco, work begins on a major construction project tied to the future of central subway. that means roads will be closed in the area south of market near 4th and king street. project gets under way at 10:00 tonight and workers will install a special part of the track that will eventually connect the underground t line to service streets at 4th. muni is reloecating several stos and will not run embarcadero street car this is weekend or
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next. more than 200 people braved the morning chill in the south beileining up to register for an annual holiday food and toy program. sacred heart community service in san jose provides holiday food boxes and toys to families in needs and though the economy has improved, it has not improved for everyone. people lined up for the chance to get that special assistance during the holidays.ing organi hand out more than 7,000 turkeys and 18,000 toys. there is still time to contribute. we'll have a look at weather and traffic coming up.
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weather toss to traffic traffic ck san jose 101/280/680 sponsor good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're taking a live look from the north bay where our temperatures were chilly to start, but it's starting to warm up out there. it's 50 in concord and napa, 50. san francisco at 57. look for highs today in the upper 60s to lower 70s. morgan hill, 72 degrees. palo alto, 71.
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also some 70s as you head through the north bay. the east bay as well as the tri-valley. mike. we're look toward san jose, northbound 101 just starting to break up the backup that was here. we had a crash and now three vehicles on the shoulder. minor distraction. minor slowing overall through the south bay. still have the backup at the bay bridge because the metering lights are on. 680 both directions slow through alamo. southbound seems to be recovering. back to you. that's good news. we will have more local news for you in just a half hour.
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taking a look at the headlines, health officials say nearly half of american moms gain too much weight during pregnancy. according to the centers for disease control and prevention, gaining too much weight can lead to obesity and other health problems for mom and baby. the recommended weight gain is 25 to 35 pounds. dads should get involved in childrens' bedtime stories. kid who are read to by dads have bettering language skills. the head of the study says fathers use more abstract language. moms tend to focus on details in the book itself often asking kids to name objects.
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and just in time for the holiday shopping season, this year's national toy hall of fame induck tees have been announced. the puppet. it's simple and requires only an imagination to operate. also the game twister. and the final one, the super soaker. al, there you go, in the toy hall of fame. >> i love puppets. i was a vin tril kwis as a kid. >> really? >> reporter: yes, i was. nobody could tell who the dummy was. in any event, let's take a look, we're on the rokerthon. we're starting off tomorrow in anchorage, alaska. let's show you what our weather is like for alaska tomorrow. some places getting a mix of rain and snow. we're going to be watching that as well. as far as your weekend outlook is concerned, wet weather from the southeastern atlantic states
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into the gulf coast. same in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, sunshine in the northeast, new england, great lakes where it will be fairly windy two days in a row. more rain in the pacific northwest with mountain snows and more showers through good morning. i'm kari hall. our temperatures now in the mid to upper 50s while the north bay is still in the upper 40s. but we'll see highs a lot more comfortable this afternoon. even a degree or two warmer than it was yesterday. 71 degrees in the east bay and south bay. peninsula up to 70. san francisco looking at a high of 65 degrees. and in the north bay, 72 while the tri-valley today tops out at 73 degrees. more of this weather heading in to the weekend and rain possible on sunday. >> reporter: all right. that's your latest weather. just about getting ready to pack up here at the royal hawaiian. tomorrow, anchorage, alaska.
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you can get our itinerary at today.com/rokerthon. >> nice job today. we'll see you tomorrow. back here in new york, you know him as roger sterling on madmen. now he's starring at newspaper editor in the stunning new movie "spotlight". >> the film chronicles a team of journalists who work tirelessly to expose the children of scandal. >> we need to focus on the institution, not the individual priests. practice and policy. show me the church manipulated the system. show me they put those same priests back into parishes time and time again. show me this was systemic. that it came from the top down. >> john, good morning. >> good morning. >> first of all, that cast as you pan around the table. it's an amazing group. we're just talking about this, this is a story, 2002 i think
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the investigation was. >> 2001. >> 2001 into two. it's a story that a lot of us are familiar with. yet this movie keeps you on the edge of your seat. >> yeah, they really turned this into a thriller. chasing down the story, watching these journalists go to great lengths despite the resistance from the church and city government to uncover this scandal. >> i loved the movie so much. we both got to see it before interviewing you today. working with all of those actors, it felt to me a bit like such great ensemble work of even like a play. you're all of such great acting talent. but you all were on the same page and it was so well done. >> thank you. i think we were all playing real people that we've all met. and ben bradley jr. couldn't have been more helpful to me. rather than do some sort of physical approximation, we were
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all trying to recreate that person's contribution to the story. you know, we were all playing people serving that story. and that made it very interesting. >> the real people throughout, did you all get to meet them? >> yeah, we all did. we all had extensive meetings and contact with them. ben couldn't have been more generous. i had lunch with him the next day. he just opened up his whole life, personal, professionals, answered every dumb question that i had. we became friends. they all came to the set. they're all sort of consulting about, you know, helping us with accuracy and tone in the room and what would happen in various meetings. it was very well vetted by tom and josh, josh singer who wrote the script with tommy. they were very careful to make sure throughout the screening -- test screening process, is this
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the way this would have happened, is this the way, you know, the way the story was told. >> can you speak to the obstacles this group of journalists faced as they took on -- not just america but in the world. >> in the catholic church, boston is the largest catholic arch diocese in the country. the readership at the globe at the time was i think 50% catholic. they didn't have -- there's a line in the film that says, this story needed spotlight, which is long-term investigative journalistic team. they uncovered documents proving that cardinal law knew about particularly this father and was taking him out of one parish and moving him to another. that was when the story gained the systemic, you know, proportion. but they had great resistance. if it takes a -- there's a line,
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if it takes a -- well, i don't know. i'm going to mess it up. the police, the city government, the -- you know, people knew. >> yeah. >> i think you should be gearing up for award season. i think you're all going to be there. such an incredible film. >> totally riveting. i have to ask you this most important piece of business this morning. a lot of people call you silver fox. you don't like the silver fox thing. you have a preferred name. is that true? >> a preferred name? >> nickname. instead of silver fox. >> i don't know. >> the male version of cougar. mougar, did you not say that? >> i've never even heard of that. >> this is totally made up. i guess some people are calling you a mougar. glad i laid that one on the desk. thanks so much.
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>> this is sweet potato mac and cheese. >> you don't need to dhoen straight dealing the sweet potato. edp a night. >> cut them into little cubes so they take about ten minutes to cook and this is called a spider. >> i love it. >> i'm taking these out. >> okay. >> would you like to continue with the boys work. >> i know nothing about cooking but you make it so sensual. >> yeah. >> like cooking porn kind of that makes me want to cook. >> fantastic. >> you make cooking so sensual. >> that's a good thing. >> i keep keep water and keep the pasta in there. why add it and this is the butter and add the flour, like the basis of a white sauce like a beschemel. >> i don't think you would use sweet potatoes in a mac and cheese. >> part of it is i like the color me pun and the original make it looks like it's out of a box but it's the earthy goodness
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of a sweet potato. >> a natural color. >> so two cups of milk. i'm going to stir this in and get the lumps out. >> jane, very nice. >> is the point of just reusing the boiled water just because it's already heated up or do you want the flavors? >> i want flavors, but why wash up more than you need to? >> agreed. >> i'm going to get rid of this and because of the magic of television and the pasta goes in there. so now this is the sauce by some miracle it's thickened. you cook it until it's thickened. you taste it because you don't want a floury affair. >> taste it. >> kind of like -- >> what does he think i am? i eat. the one thing you don't need to worry about me. add some mustard. some paprika. i'm not going to add salt now because the cheeses are quite
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salty and i'll taste later. >> and the what are the cheeses? >> because i like balance totally in the kitchen and out of it and the potatoes are sweet so i go for salty feta and there's cheddar. >> never had it with feta. seems like a nice balance. >> it is. >> and if you want to you can use blue cheese. i love blue cheese but this way it's good for all generations and maybe blew cheese isn't. >> i'm going to carry on. >> match these by the way but i'm too busy talking. that has happened to me before. >> barb them with a fork so i would too busy talking. >> and then this goes in here. i don't know if you're panicking about time and stop like that. >> we're going to go in a second. >> and if you do this i'll toss it for you. >> trying to look at panic in people's eyes. >> look at gorgeous end product. it's gorgeous, nigella. the recipe is at today.com. up next ready for a big game
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america, this veterans day, let's shine a light on our veterans by changing one light to green, and keep it glowing every day. because even if we can't see them, they should always be able to see our support. visit greenlightavet.com to learn more. fall and football go together, let's be clear and gives us a nice excuse to throw a party. >> and for a lot of folks tailgating is just as important as guam. in fact, you don't have to be a sports fan to throw a fabulous fall soiree outdoors. >> jackie post is a contributing style editor for domino.com and here to show us how to tailgate in style. good to see you. >> good to see you, guys.
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>> tailgating. go team. >> go team. >> let's dive right in. >> do it. >> show you how we took a plastic table that you throw in the trunk and make a vintage-inspired varsity table. >> okay. >> so here we have a great banquet and we just use these letters and numbers and just glued them on a piece of felt, so suddenly we've got just this amazing table cloth and we've made fun little pennants out of felt. your guests can take them to the game, rah, rah, a great little souvenir and now food major with the tailgate. >> that would be the key. >> we love to keep it simple so sandwiches and soup and an interesting way to serve it, serve it on a little wood cutting board and anything you put on a wood cutting board suddenly looks gourmet. >> i'm already serving myself. >> and soup, the easiest way in the world to serve your soup is in thermoses, pour them in a mug, not a utensil on this table
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to keep it easy and with the retro vibe the menu board. >> love it. >> let's go to our living room over here and you guys, willie, you've got to sit on this inflatable sofa. >> fabulous. >> okay. >> i love it. >> it's all about inflatables. >> this probably looks like your bachelor pad, willie. >> it is, yeah, yeah. >> so if you look at this. this is an inflatable sofa, and you can use an inflatable mattress, even inflatable, you know, pool lounger. the trick is to camouflage it with amazing plaid blankets. >> here's the question. >> after a plate of nachos will that still be inflated? >> it sure will, but your guests will never want to leave. >> this is gorgeous. >> side chairs, amped them up and gave them an up date with faux fur throw. >> and port and bar for the grown-ups. >> got to have that. >> tv tray table. >> and for the kids borrow one of their wagons, a portable drink dispensary with fun little
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mason jars. >> like to see jane in the director's chair with her name in cursive on the back. >> absolutely. >> i love it. >> always appreciate it the. >> thanks so much, jane. >> we're back in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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today... ==topvo== an early holiday gi f good morning. it's 9:56. i' kris sanchez. and happening today, an early holiday gift for many children in the fire ravaged town of middletown. this afternoon firefighters will hand out bicycles that firefighters and volunteers assembled to kids who lost their
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bikes in the valley fire. it killed fire and also burned nearly 80,000 acres and destroys hundreds of homes. many of them in lake county. what a nice gesture. we'll take a look at our forecast right now. it will be a cool start to the day, but warming up nicely as we go into the afternoon. a beautiful way to end the week with highs in the low 70s in the east bay, peninsula and south bay. san francisco look for a high of 65 degrees. and 72 degrees in the north bay. in the tri-valley, more sunshine there, too, and a high of 73. let's get a look at the morning commute now with mike. looking toward 880 in oakland, we had a slower drive, it just cleared ougsouth of her. from 98 past high, that's the rope f reason for the slowing. debris reported in the roadway. we see slowing up through downtown and the toll plaza is clear is no metering lights on.
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over here we're looking at a slow drive 680 in danville. no construction going on, but there is a construction zone there overnight. there may be related slowing there. the south bay and peninsula look pine. more local news for you in just a half hour.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. we made it. it is tryday friday. and kathie lee has the day off, and our good friend jenna bush hagar is with us, and just crank it! you cannot get enough of this. this is "love song" by sara bareilles, and we will be talking to her about project s

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