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life. california's crisis grows. a new wildfire breaks out overnight near los angeles. entire neighborhoods being evacuated. the death toll across the state rising, at least 50 people killed and so much loss. >> all your memories are gone. your backyard's gone. >> straight ahead, what firefighters face today. here comes winter. a set of powerful storms set to deliver snow, ice and freezing rain to tens of millions. a half a foot of snow expected in parts of the midwest and south today. a nasty nor'easter targeting the east coast from florida to maine. extraordinary move.
a top national security adviser. this morning what's behind the other top officials could be on their way out. all that plure the clinton affair. monica lewinsky more candid than ever before on the yearlong relationship with the president that changed her life forever. >> i don't think my heart had ever beat as fast. >> why she is suddenly ready to say everything? one-on-one former first lady michelle obama and jenna bush and the unexpected bond between their families. >> that hug was like the hug that went around the world. and putting on heirs, the royal family all smiles as they release rare family photos in celebration of prince charles's 70th birthday today, wednesday, november 14th, 201 from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie
welcome to "today," nice to have you with us on a wednesday morning. >> just when you couldn't get worse, yet another wildfire breaking out out west. this devastation in overnight as hoda mentioned. this one's outside of los angeles, dozens already have died, thousands of homes have been destroyed. nearly 250,000 acres burned overall, just to put that in that's more than five times larger than washington, d.c. let's begin our coverage this morning. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is what so many people are waking up to, homes that are destroyed block after block. the total number of homes destroyed across california now numbers roughly 9,000 and despite all of this destruction, firefighters say they are slowly making progress. arly0% contained, but still this morning, tens ofus
death toll is rising. with nir hills outside los angeles, fear is spreading as quickly as the massive plumes of smoke. >> mandatory evacuations are under way. >> reporter: new evacuations ordered for an entire new subdivision, with only minutes to get out. >> see, its right there. >> reporter: its getting closer. with fire fanned by powerful santa ana winds this is how quickly this fire can spread. >> please let me out of here. please god. >> reporter: the l.a. sheriff's department reposting it, a warning to follow evacuation orders immediately. the hills above malibu are still burning. th miles bigger than the city of denver, but cruise are making progress allowing residents in
some areas to return. this is what michelle owings is coming home to. >> it is to me like an apocalypse. >> reporter: across the state, some 9,000 structures, mostly homes have been lost. the smoke plume from california reaching all the way across the country to new england and near the flames, new questions are being raised about toxic smoke. the woolsey fire burning the area by the santa susanna field lap, the site of a nuclear meltdown 60 years ago. state officials say the fumes likely pose no health risk but residents are demanding independent health and safety tests. the devastation heaviest in the mountains outside sacramento, the town of paradise obliterated by the camp fire. unaccounted for, but families still cling to hope. >> i went to 11 different shelters looking for him. >> reporter: amanda mel vins'
father was missing for four incredible reunion amid so much loss. later today more evacuees are expected to be allowed to return home but this is what many folks will find. manyplskin about the cause, two power companies, one in northern california and southern california reported problems with infrastructure around the time these wildfires started, but it remains unclear the exact cause of these fires. >> right now its the crisis at hand. thank you. >> first responders have been working day and night battling fires in those grueling conditions and often they're putting the needs of their own families aside. steve paterson has been talking to some of those selfless staging area for firefering. the front lines of that disastrous camp fire. th number does not account for law high above paradise capt
of unrelenting flames. across colorado an estimated 60 firefighters have lost their own homes and other first responders have been impacted too. >> the whole back half of my house was on fire. >> reporter: joe lynch says he jumped in when the fire started raging, surrounded by flames, fearing death, he guided others to safety only to later find his home in ruins. >> you realize all your memories are gone. your back -- your backyard's gone. you can't play baseball with your son. you have a doll house that you made for your kids in the back. its flattened. it really hits home. >> reporter: after six grueling firete they're well outfitted and they the mission. >> reporter: firefighters at both ends of the s bng pushed to their limits. epter: s all hands on deck to fight the flames. after an ambulance full of patients in multiple rescue
teams were trapped in a cul-de-sac, paradise fire chief david hawks put them to work saving a home that likely saved their life. >> we need to ride the fire out here. we need to protect this home. >> didn't know if we were going to get out, the only way to get out was to fight. >> reporter: brave men and women doing all they can to help their communities and each other. >>e would really like to see paradise rise out of this. >> reporter: first responders tell me the main objective here has not changed of the scour what's left of this community for the missing and identify the dead. >> you highlighted some incredible people there, steve. also this morning, strong storms rain, ice and snow targeting tens of millions across the midwest south and northeast. al is here to tell us what to expect. here >> take a look at this from louisiana all the way into the ohio river valley, upstate
new york, we've got winter storm watches, advisories and warnings and we've got flood watches alonto we're watching all this. its a double barrel system. low-pressure developing. by tomorrow morning, washington, d.c. you've got a mix of ice, snow and rain. some snow, an icy mix back toward the interior. heavy snow in the interior. rain and flooding along the coast. so here's what we're looking at as far as these impacts. look at this. four to six inches of snow back through the mississippi river valley. we're looking at light snow along the i-95 corridor but heavy wet snow inland. icing is a big, big problem for the schenn doa valley. we're talking anywhere from a half to three quarters of an inch of ice, downed trees and power lines and heavy rain. saturated soil, major delays especially down through the southeast anywhere from one to four inches of rain and this snow is really unusual for this time of the year. rare november snow, washington,
d.c., last tit or more, 29 years ago. philadelphia it was 2008, ten years ago when they had an inch or more and here in new york city, six years ago, the average is about .3 of an to make big problems for airport delays going all the way to the west coast. back to you. >> thank you so much. now let's move to washington in an almost unprecedented move trump, she is now publicly calling for the firing of a top national security aide and she may not be the only white house insider who's job could be on the line. hallie jackson has all the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and boy, talk about high drama in the building behind me. melania trump's office throwing down the gauntlet basically, questioning the job of that national security official after our reporting on tensions building up. its just one of the story lines suggesting a staff shake-up could be on the way with chief-of-staff john kelly caught in the cross hairs too.
in a first for the first lady, melania trump's office releasing a statement pu nationfici after tensions that bubbled up over the first lady's trip of africa last movement her spokesperson saying, it is the position of the office of the first lady that mirren ricardel no longer deserves the honor of serving in this white house. the deputy national security adviser infurated the first lady's offduthe first lady's st coming just minutes after a white house event hosted by the president and attended by mira. she's one of the highest ranking women in the trump administration and has never wh melania trump's public statement making headlines, new details now on major tensions behind the scenes too between mrs. trump and chief-of-staff john kelly. he and the first lady have tangled over staffing issues and travel requests, according to seven people familiar with the fighting. to the point the president has
haet i golved vegeo kelly, dealh it. one white house official telling nbc there have been ince equs t male dominated decision makers in chief kelly's office. the first lady spokesperson called the relationship with kelly's staff very positive. melania acknowledging the challenges inside the white house. >> you always need to watch your back. >> reporter: her husband hinting at changes to come. >> its a very exhausting jobs. they start off, they're young. they're there for two years and they're old by the time they leave. its quite scott pruiexhausting. >> if he were to lead who would replace him. >> reporter: his name is nick er a chief-of-staff, but for vice president mike pence. nothing is a done deal until its a done deal from the president
and there are no personnel announcements coming out from overnight a senior administrator official when asked about all oe on what they described at palace intrigue. still many to come. thanks halle. we got craig here. >> good morning to you. it is day two at the closely watched trial of suspected drug king pin el chapo and there was a dramatic opening day. stephanie gosk is at the courthouse in brooklyn with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. it definitely was. this trial this morning is set to pick up where it left off with the defense team. opening statements were supposed to wrap up on day one, but instead they suddenly had to replace two jurors, one of them telling the judge she was ourtering from anxiety. time. use suit in court for the first this morning the trial expected to last four months or more has started, but slowly after two
jurors had to be replaced suddenly, one complaining of anxiety. the judge has sealed the names of the jurors. el chapo's long arm and his $14 million fortune could put their lives at risk. federal propers said the king pin controlled his own private that included a diamond encrusted handgun and gold plated ak 47. el chapo ordered hitman or so-called sicarios to kill his enemy as he carved out a vast narcotic empire. struggling drugs to chicago and los angeles, but el chapo has pleaded not guilty, his defense team arguing there's another side to this story, an uglier side alleging american law enforcement officials can be corrupt. the witnesses slated to come forward for the prosecution, they say, will be killers, thieves, drug dealers. >> its just an opening. the trial's just starting.
>> reporter: after the trial ended for the day, el chapo's attorney had little to add. >> i can't comment on the case. i'm trying to follow all the rules, if i can. iny cameras, stopping just a moment for a selfie as well as a photo with a fan. >> thank you. >> reporter: security he ikl ha two security screenings. meanwhile law enforcement has been incredibly tight lipped about where el chapo is being held. one possibility is that they've moved him right here to the courthouse monday to fry keeping him off the new york city street and limiting the risk. back to you. >> stephanie, thanks. meantime a frantic search is under way for a north carolina teacher who vanished during a hike in a remote area of mexico. his family's desperate for answers and now speaking out. here's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: this morning, a de 34-year-old patrick braxton andrew. these photos, the last known pictures he took a little over
two weeks ago. the north carolina teacher last seen in a small mexican village in the copper canyon that's popular with hikers. >> he was last seen living his hotel. >> reporter: he had plans to meet his brother in mexico city, but patrick never showed up. >> that's when i started to panic, you know. i know patrick and i know that he sticks to his plans. >> reporter: most of his belongings left in his hotel. >> reporter: they're worried parents raced to mexico. >> we believe he's out there some where, we just need to find him. >> reporter: dozens of local agents looking for him by ground and by drone. >> we believe that someone knows something, but there's a lot of fear in the town so people have been very hesitant to come forward. >> he's an experienced traveler. its not unusual for him to travel by himself. >> reporter: his instagram page proof of his international
adventures. meanwhile th somehow hears their message. >> we're not going to give up. we are going to find you and bring you home and we love you very much. >> reporter: for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. we'll switch gears now. turn to mr. roker, with a check of the rest of the forecast. >> as we take a look at what's going on around the ste country, some record lows this morning throughout texas. st. louis -- this is the first storm advisory since february 2016. this will be interesting to watch. gusty winds continue in southern california, cold front bringing rain into the pacific northwt. that's what's going on. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. especially these days. (dad) i think it's here. (mom vo) especially at this age. (big sister) where are we going? (mom vo) it's a big, beautiful world out there.
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packages a soggy mess here on northbound 101 between railroad and sierra. you can see the reason why, they were in this big rig, a double big rig. one rig is towed away but the cab and this rig here a wrecker is trying to remove the cab did catch fire when it overturned around 4:00 this morning. given the state of the wildfires in the state, a number of fire departments got here very quickly to put this fire out. the driver was able to get out with a broken arm. thi ensuing here.cted by three lanes were shut down and now it's down to two as far as the rest of the commute101 is s cotati. that's it as far as the impact of the traffic flow. slower southbound 101 through the north bay, and south 880 still jammed up. the earlier crash on the san mateo bridge cleared but caused folks to shift down to the dumbarton bridge. over to you, kari. >> and still the smoke remains an issue, unhealthy air quality again today as our high temperatures head up to the
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clinton's impeachment. >> i kind of looked into the open doorway and bill happened to be standing there. hefast. unbeknownst to me i was on the precipice of the >> reporter: it would become a national scandal. >> reporter:. >> it's not as if it wit me he president. obviously, it did i. i think in one way the moment we were actually in the back office for the first time, the truth is, is that i think it meant more to me that someone who other people desired, desired me. >> reporter: she was only 22 when her world began to unravel. >> two men stepped forward and flashed their badges at me. >> reporter: betrayed by someone fbi hought was her friend, t interrogated lewinsky for hours. >> there was a point for me somewhere in this sort of first several hours where i would be hysterically crying. then i would just shut down and in the shut down period, i remember looking out the window and thinking, that the only way
to fix this was to kill myself. or to jumpi, i just felt terrible. i was scared and i just, i was so mortified and afraid of what this was going to do to my family and, you know, i so was in love with bill at the time. so i felt really responsible. >> i kept hoping he wouldn't dare cross the line into perjury. period. >> reporter: a & e also spoke with ken starr who led the investigation and paula jones, whose allat sexua harassment bill clinton denied. >> bill clinton ha ralsed me and told me -- harassed me and told me to keep this between ours. >> reporter: this morning, it's back in theg tn ever. >> bill clinton's office had no comment. the clintons did not participate
in this project. the executive producer tells me they also found rarely seen footage of lewinsky aer family visiting the president inside the oval office, footage of her there wearing that infamous blue dress and lewinsky greeting clinton along rope line, things we haven't seen before that they've kind of unearthed. >> kate, thank you so much. let's turn to the investigative reporter for the "new york times," she won a pulitzer for exposing the harvey weinstein scandal. she has b too era started with that bombshell report in the "new york times". so in light of the me too, in light of the wayshulted, the mo storyud although mr. saw it back then, which was an outrageous abuse of power. >> right. i would say that monica lewinsky was certainly the most high profile case of bill clinton's extra marital activity. but it's also important to remember there were multiple
allegationles of sexual misconduct against clinton at that time ranging from sexual harassment to rape. and it was all those women who were a part of those allegation really suffered at the time. they were called liars. they were reputations were smea and i think this this broadenid of how they were treated. >> lewinsk talked in the her dignity and reputation and almost her life. her mother made her take the shower with the door opened. she was afraid she would do something. i don't think people realize the cost to her like the toll it took on her. >> i think that's absolutely right. i think that's the most profound, the mom being worried, she would harm herself. she wouldn't let her out of her sight when the fbi agents were pressuring her to wear a wire and work to implicate the president.
i think it's important has clearly, talk about the impact of the "me too" movement. for years, she has become an outspoken advocate for women of billying. for many years, she framed herself not necessarily the victim of bill clinton, but the ridicule she faced afterwards. now. -- >> she was always so careful, that's what is so interesting, last year saying it was consensual tolw her portion of responsibility. it seems like she, herself, is now looking at this affair in a new ghe pens a piece about this said, watching all of the women who have come forward to tell their stories about the suffering, violation at the hands of powerful men, had made her change her own relationship with what had happened with clinton all those many years ago and that now she would categorically say it was an abuse of power on his part full stop. >> wow, it's very interesting look. first of all, she never really talks about the affair, itself,
until now. then to see in light of you know how our culture has changed, being reexamined. megan, thank you. we will head over to al roker, get a check of the weather. >> hey, guys, we have a lot of cold air affecting a big portion of the eastern half of the u.s. we are talking temperatures anywhere from 10 to 25 degrees belowage. new orleannlrhan normal. boston, 7 degrees colder, 35. new york city tomorrow will only be 39 degrees,ook to the weeken. 40s throughout philadelphia. low 50s in loil good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have the p air quality today, very unhealthy to be outside for long periods of time with all of us measuring in the red across the bay area, and then we're going to see our temperatures headed into the upper 60s, a few low 70s on the map, and that's where we'll be for the next few days.
still some drifts of smoke through at least friday. there may be some minor improvements in our air quality for the weekend and by early next week, we'll be tracking some rain chances starting on tuesday. >> that's your latest weather. hoda? >> al, thank you so much. former first lady michelle obama opens up about her insecurities and the dreams for her daughters in a personalunbe true pson live. reacting to the new characters, joining woody and buzz going all-out as prince charles plus, how people are whoa! the mercedes-benz winter event is back and you won't want to stop for anything else. [ barks ] ho! lease the c 300 sport sedan for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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released for his 70th birthday is part of that image makeover, if you like. there he is with his sons and their liwives and grandchildren and caa o. as you look att group has been through. prince charles celebrities. h >> hipharles is still waiting to take on his job at age of 92. she is slowing down and charles is picking up more and more of her responsibilities. harry and meghan attended a garden party. >> how very royal. >> reporter: charles stepping in just days earlier, to walk meghan down the aisle in her father's absence. the prince, clearly delighted with his growing family, seen here in photos released in honor of his birthday, with all three of his grandchildren, prince
george, balanced on hise christmas lists will beristmas celebrated. stamps with charles and his son. here, in rarely-seen een, his divorce fromhis fair, and e marriage to his long-time love to camilla, at times made him deeply unpopular. he has been next to the throne since age 4, when his grandfather died. his challenge has been making his life meaningful while he waits to become king. he's been passionate about causes, such as climbate change for decades. >> the meain message is to avoi devastating consequences later on. >> reporter: his sons, william and harry, speak fondly of their father. >> without telling us, what we should be doing and the direction we should go in, he's just let us learn. >> reporter: the future king, starting his 70 bang this morning, with
traditional gun salutes and more celebrations to come. crles wou much want that. and while he has improved his image, guys, he is still that eccentric prince. he talks in an interview and his love of a game bird called grouse, that's often eaten by british aristocrats. and he loves red squirrels and loves seeing them run around his house. >> he would blend here. kier, thank you. coming up on this side of the pond, former first lady michelle obama and jenna bush hager on the special bond between their families and the between their families and the ♪ (laughing) ♪ come here! oh my... (applause) ♪
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quality should improve some as we keep more of the same er tracking some rain chances e i'll have more updates on that. let's get an update on the commute from mike. >> in bridge, very slow. folks, you can use the san mateo capital expressway. sl across the dumbarton bridge. there was an earlier crash but that has cleared, long since cleared. sma smooth drive. south 680 off of 242 a disabled vehicle causes more slowing there and slow drive north 101, the overturned rig, we're looking at another hour, hour and a half for that railroad av the traffic alert continues but the commute is southbound out of petaluma. back to you. >> thank you very much. happening now, the fire fight far from over in butte county. the death toll from the camp fires now at 48. flames have acres, it is 35% contained.
>> while the death toll rises and the most deadliest wildfires in california history. is there any relief in sight? we're there live. plus, special bond. michele obama sits down for a candid conversation about life with someone that's exactly what a mom wants them to learn.e at 30 rock a look to the top of the tree and the rock kick things off, today, november 14th, 2018. ♪ if it's meant to be it will be baby just let it be ♪ >> florida state takes on the big apple. >> good morning to my girls back in alabama. >> from birmingham, alabama, celebrating susan's birthday. ♪ see where this thing goes ♪ if it's meant to be it will be ♪ >> good morning, grandma pat. >> in cincinnati, ohio. >> for meredith, turning 70. >> it's danielle's birthday wish.
>> to be on the "today" show. >> good morning. welcome back to "today." wednesday morning, middle of the week, smack in the middle of the plaza. good morning, everybody. >> okay. >> we're going to get out there in just a bit. >> can't w>>he weather is comin the northeast. against the worst and deadliest wildfires in state history. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has the latest this morning. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the numbers are staggering coming out across the state today. we know that the death toll has now climbed to more than 50 after these wildfires and the number of structures destroyed, which is mostly homes, now stands at about 9,000. come home to today and in the coming days when they're allowed to return to their properties. meantime here in southern california, late yesterday, we had another flare-up in the mountains over malibu. the air attack immediately doused the fire, but crews in local areas had to evacuate neighbors as smoke billowed into their community.
in the meantime in northern california, search teams and ka dav var dogs -- cadaver dogs are looking for the dead. death toll is 48 in addition to the two th dmissing and that nu increase in the days coming forward. we know that firefighters say remain on the front lines. they are going to do all they can to beat back the flames here. the steady winds here are going to be a major problem over the next 24 hours, but crews say they are making steady and slow progress on the fire lines. back to you guys in new york. >> who knows what they will find. thank you. a staff shakeup could be at the white house. first lady melania trump is apparently involved. nbc's f pondent hallie jackson brings us up to date on this one. good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning. the first lady is throwing down the gauntlet here, very public flexing her muscles, as her office rebukes a top national security official. it started with tensions that bubbled up during the first
lady's trip to africa. nbc news reported on that, and official, no longer deserves the honor of serving in his white house. while it's the first lady's public statement that is making headlines there are details on major tensions behind the scenes between mrs. trump and cef of staff k he and the first lady have tangled over staffing issues and travel requests according to seven familiar with the fighting to the point that the president had to get involved telling kelly deal with it.this raising about kelly's future in the west wing and how long that may last. >> hallie, thanks. >> chapo guzman is off to a slow start, bogged down by jury problems. nbc's stephanie gosk is following the trial at the courthouse in brooklyn. stef, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. this trial, the opening statements, were supposed to wrap up on day one.
instead, that unexpected delay, two jurors had to be replaced, one of them telling the judge sh she was suffering from anxiety. he own personal arsenal that included a diamond encrusted handgun and a gold-plated ak-47. the defense team stood up and said you know there's another side to this story, an uglier side, they allege that american law enforcement officials can be corrupted. and they said, this long line of witnesses that are expected to come forward and testify, are made up of drug dealers, killers and thieves. craig, back to you. >> stephanie gosk in brooklyn. thanks. also this morning airline pilots' unions are sharing information about a potentially dangerous change to new boeing aircraft.hat mputers in last month's deadly crash of
a lion air jet in indonesia. boeing says it's working to fully understand all aspects of that incident. the monday night football game scheduled for mexico city next week has been moved to los angeles becaus pitio at the stas as well as significant rainfall has left a mess on the field. fearing injury, players from the l.a. rams and kansas city chiefs were considering not playing if the game did stay in mexico city. the nfl decided to change venues out of caution. this next story out of florida is a yabba dabba doozy. the sheriff's office posted these facebook photos of an unusual traffic stop. a driver dressed as fred flinstone pulled over in a smar? >> well, don't tell wilma but elly you hba in a hectic place like new york, it's not easy to make people new just sit and enjoy a momentr
how to do it. ♪ i never want to hear you say ♪ i want it that way >> that was officer richard gunther on patrol with the backstreet boys playing in his cruiser. he took his mic out and sang along. he wanted the whole block to hear him and jordan haskins posted the video. he said a moment like that can put a smile on your face and give you hope sometimes. all you need. >> all right. cheering for that officer. still ahead, the new teaser for "toy story 4" and the new stars joining the cast. and ahead, jenna's intimate conversation with michele obama on their families' unique bond, growinupng lightning
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>> we had a fun day. the nation was introduced to mrs. obama more than ten years ago. but there's so much we don't know about the former first lady. i sat down with her as she shares her own story in her own words. >> i knew i would need to come to a place where i would unrave. and i didn't want someone who didn't know me but read things ut there in a that. way that matters to me. "becoming," michelle obama writes candidly about finding her voice, finding love and finding her way as the country's first african-american first lady. the role is complicated. there's no guide book. >> the beauty of the job is it's undefined. you have the
flexibility to do the things you care about, to give you passion and strength. i learned to live in that world of defining the undefined.
>> reporter: but nothing is as undefined as what she most important role. mom to malia and sasha obama, who we met as little girls a decade ago. we taught the tha often. wants them to learn. you think back to that day, >> reporter: that's what a mom before you even step in the halls of that majestic house, how have y'all changed? >> it's an odd thing for the world to transition from a child. they have their stumbles and their triumphs. i will remember that time fondly, as well. you took that time and flew in and gave them the kids' tour of the white house. you made them feel excited about the strange and scary thing that uld
happen too guide her daughters, with the challenges to come of being the first family and living in the spotlight. w hearing us, her gi
criticized publicly. that crushed her. how was that for you? >> you want them to be normal and you want them to be able to have trials privately and fail and stumble privately, like any other kids. when they're not allowed to do that, it's unfair and you feel guilty about it because they didn't choose this life. >> reporter: i wrote you a letter after the election for all of your work. i know it's not easy. i'm going to cry. >> i am, too. >> reporter: sorry. i also wanted to get advice about how to talk to my girls about the language that's being used. what do you say to your girls? party e are values we and race and identity and re'sreligi grown-ups around them behavie ining badly. >> reporter: in the country's divided political environment,
there's one message that comes out. i got a text from my dad that said send michelle my love. it's so interesting that people are so interested in y'all's friendship. that hug was the hug that went around the world. why do you think people are so hungry for that, though? >> i think the political discourse, the way it's shown in the media, it's all the nasty parts of it. we're all americans. we care about our family and kids and trying to get ahead. we have different ideas on what's the best way to get there. i think in america's heart, that's where we want to be. i think our relationship reminds us that we can get there. >> reporter: her aspiration for something greater has inspired herself.r the lady has often >> one thing that surprised me in the book and was also mentioned, i tried to count, was five or six times, was you thinking i'm not good enough. l us as women because it's so --
it's imprinted on us so many ways. everywhere we go in the world, we find women struggling with their own identity and the sense of purpose and value. and i am no exception. >> reporter: but you're not saying to yourself -- >> i think i've grown up a little. i've grown out of it a little bit. but there's a sort of -- let me get this right. you know, i can't mess up. >> reporter: out of the white house and with two daughters set to strike out on their own, mrs. obama says she's ready,oka make the time to enjoy the life we're working for. we're going to be look out. >> reporter: are things going to go wild? >> who knows? i can feel in both of my girls that they were ready for the next step. i'm excited for them to go to their next part of the journey. i told them, no matter where you go, i'll drop in when i need to
see you. i will find you. i can audit classes. >> reporter: that's every college girl's dream to see their mother. >> just texting, lol, guess who is in town. >> can you imagine? mrs. obama shows up to your english class? >> oh, my gosh. >> especially if she brought the hubby. can you imagine? >> so candid and revealing. wow. >> there was ten-minute documentary. one life now? and all she said was freedom. and i think she's enjoying this life, this second life. and i said, because it's true, i watched my parents go through a strange transition into being a former. and when you have the world's weight on your desk every day and then all of a sudden you're just civilians, you don't really know how -- that's when my dad
found painting. what else do i do? i think it was such a fun day to be with somebody who has different political opinions than my family. it doesn't matter. >> doesn't matter. >> it's about decency and friendship. >> i loved her response to your question about why do we long for that special relationship that she and your father have. >> that hug. i want to be cuddled up. >> yeah. >> you guys can ml head over to a check of the weather. >> we're going to have"today," well. >> good plug. >> tagsn. we have elevated to critical fire risk, at least through today, with strong winds and low humidity. and look at these las vegas mou san diego mountains. we have winter storm watches and warnings throughout much of the midwest. we have light snow early tonight, into tomorrow, for the i-95 corridor.
heavy, wet snow and lake-effect snow, 4 to 9 inches of snow possible. dangerous icing through the shenandoah valley. downed trees, power outages, through tomorrow night. and rain. we're doggi intalking about flo rain, airport delays, 2 to 4 inches of rain in the southeast. this is going to be big impacts because of the wildfire smoke and we're heading to the upper 60s g ng to be cooltomorr. we should see some improved air upe rain r the weekend with san it looks pretty good, we could see at least a of rain around thanksgg. chances early next week. . >> and that is your latest weather. dylan dreyer in for carson today. little "pop start." >> this first one, there's people buzzing about this online. "toy story 4."
we saw a lot of our favorite characters, including woody, buzz, jesse and more. when an anticipated trailer like this comes out, people share their reactions on social media because, why not? in genius form, pixar released their own trailer for the filal. >> >> "toy story" is my jam. to infinity and your mom. >> that's not a blonde. >> wgoesha >> to immunity and respond. >> to indecency -- >> guys, you got it all wrong. >> it's to infinity and beyond. >> key and peele play ducky and bunny. they will be characters in "toy story 4." it will hit theaters june 1st, 2014. and "game of thrones." the cast wrapped filming in
august of 2017, that's 202019. the announcement came w sers ru. i could watch at any affected by the wildfires. the actress delivered boxes of pizza and gift cards to a red cross evacuation shelter. gaga had to evacuate her home in malibu, due to the woolsey fire that swept through. and now, hoda, your new youtube series. surprise, you're in "pop start." your show is called "quoted by with hoda." she sits down with our favorite stars to discuss the words they live by. here's a clip, featuring kelly clarkson. >> this is one of my favorite things to do, is ask a celebrity what their quote flowers. perloyal to a fault. out them i ledfor me at that time. >> that's a great quote. >> a great quote.
>> it's really han trainor. i sat down with her. and one of our favorites, maria shriver. >> our guru. >> she should be her own quote. it's fun to hear. it's what moves somebody and motivates somebody. >> you find the awesome, inspirational quotes every day. it's fun, also, to turn the tables and see. it's very revealing. >> it tells you a lot about people. we think we know somebody and then you ask them that, and wait, there's no it "dalyu. a guy in no. >> what happened? >> oh, no.he right time. but he doesn't let the fumble derail his mission. he pulls the ring out of his pocket. he gets down on one knee and continues with his proposal. he looked like he was too nervous to realize she wasn't
going to stop running because she was looking up in the air and didn't see him standing there until it was too late. >> cute. >> there's a happy ending. she said yes. >> that's good because he cost her that point. straight ahead, a big star bringing a prison escape that i )m marcus washington. we )re following breaking and good morning to you, it's 8:26, i'm marcus washington. we're following breaking news, a fire in big rig crash causing delays on the 101 near fatadi.
blocking multiple northbound lanes, only one lane is open at this time if you're heading out, be sure to avoid the area between railroad and sierra avenues. the crash happened just after 4:00 a.m. the driver was able to get out, but suffered a broken arm. he says he was distracted by a damaged guardrail when he ran into a stalled car. officers are searching for the driver of that car. mike inouye checking the traffic now. >> let's check you to the maps, looking at northbound. about three miles, folks tapping their brakes, like you said at railroad avenue north of there, that's where all the activity continues. until 10:00 a.m., hopes to re open the lanes. lighter volume up there and counter commute to the east shore freeway slow around the golden gate fields and coming out of contrco walnut creek interchange tough. a crash south of there into diablo, is causing more distraction. the rest of the bay is pretty standard pattern. looking at the san mateo bridge,
being out here. they're here for a new christmas spectacular. we're about to reveal the magnificent star -- we probably have more lighting on us, that's going to be on the top of the rockefeller christmas tree. we're going to unveil it in a moment. if you're looking for gift ideas already, to get an early start, we have you covered this morning. we're going to check out the items in this year's neiman marcus christmas book. some of the dream items like af. i'm looking for a "crowd moment." hi, guys. i'm looking for talia, cory and it's great to meet you. and sisters, right? >> my fiancee. >> somebody is watching right now. who is that? >> my mom, millie. >> and millie is an overnight nurse? >> she is. she wakes up every day
"today." >> she waits for us? do you have your phone? can we give her a facetime. do you think millie needs a call? >> yeah. >> is millie a screener? or will she answer? >> she will answer. >> i'm sorry. you're going toaza. n she is crying say >> you just made my wife's life. she literally watches you -- >> every day. >> every day, without fail. without fail. >> we love you. thank you so much.
we love you back. you have great kids here. >> that is amazing. >> that's the crowd hall of fame right there. love millie. >> it doesn't get better than that. coming up ahead, the dramatic prison break and manhunt in upstate new york. it played out like a hollywood script. now, it is getting the hollywood treatment from ben stiller and an all-star cast. they're here to tell us about their thrilling new series. justly will see you on thee. jenna's fascinating conveio fir we're going to have more of grow up." first, let's get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by blue buffalo. you love your pets like family. so, feed them like family, with blue. >> let's check your weather out, starting out with today. we talk about the nor'easter. heavy rainmaking its way to the southeast. snow down through the lower
mississippi river valley. lake-effect snow, in the great lakes. gusty winds, southern california. for tomorrow, heavyai in the mississippi river valley. sunny and mild out wes good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. still unhealthy air quality across the bay area, and it's most unhealthy inarine layer and our highs will head to the mido to the low 70s. it will be cool during the early morning hours and we should see improvement in our air quality by the weekend. t, al, thank you. as we mentioned, it is a big day for our rockefeller center christmas tree. >> the new star is going to be placed on top of that oot-ll ny member of the executive board at
the jewel. >>. 100 pounds. 9'4" in diameter. it has 70 spikes. is it everything you hopedt th0 crystals in there. what is crto freedom tower has created this star thatus. >> i wasorshelter in poland. i was an immigrant from the bronx. it's the first place i came to when i came to new york. >> well, we thank you. this is beautiful. >> i want to know how it gets from here to up there. >> a big crane. >> what is better than having the star, which is about unity of people, and brings beauty to the world. >> yes. >> thank you guys so much. the big tree lighting live on
nation were on upstate new york. david mat pulled off a brazen escape. and the investigation would reveal a prison employee had helped them. now, ben stiller is bringing this dramatic story to television. he's"escape from dannemora." >> bro, if the hookup is as you say it is, i'm in. >> so, you want to be part of my dream? >> yes. >> say it. >> i want the dream. >> joining us now, ben, benicio, good morning. this is a dark, dark series. i almost felt cold watching that
prison, that you actually got access to. >> the cuomo, helped us have access to the prison. that environment up there, norman u.s. state, is close to the canadian border. it's called little siberia. >> it's very bleak. you get a feel -- ben, you're not an actor in this. you're the director. is it a dark comedy? no. it's just dark. >> a fascinating story that these two them to cut the of the cells. the tone was informed by the environment and what happened. there's some humor within it. but it's a realistic tonal, i think. >> it is. absolutely ri absolutely riveting. patricia, i had to check the credits. i didn't know it is you, that you're transformed into joyce tilly
>> worked with a dialect coach. and had dental appliances made that gave me an underbite. and giant contact lenses. and i gained a bunch of weight. >> it was such a transformation. you never met itright? picture. stop conjunction with these men. i have nothing thinking that she was a little lamb who had been led to the slaughter by prison convicts? or did you think she was pretty sure of herself? >> i think she was complicated. i think human beings arelo, sel desire, loneliness, are all complicating parts here. >> there's a lot of depth here.
benicio, you play richard matt, and, paul, you play david sweat. there was a menacing thing going on. t compliment. >> i think these guys, you both gave them some humanity. this is, you know, moment and makingcamera. i think the writers and ben, allowed for a great atmosphere to get creative and find different angles of things about the human condition aremanipula. find things that would manipulate. with a smile or begging, whatever it is. and to me, that was like the
interesting thing about exploring the character, just finding subtle ways of showing his -- my character's manipulating of the character that patricia plays or the character that paul plays. >> paul, you got to meet the character you play, david sweat, who is in prison. how did that inform what you did? him? t i with what you said. is there a sense of humanity here. you hear somebody killed in prison, it paints a went and talked person, right? i mean, he is a human being behind bars in a cage. and to see he had a sense of intelligence, that he maybe could have been an engineer or something if he hadn't grown up in the system, and fallen into treage. just making contact with a real person was actually kind of hard
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different coasters, some soap stone ice cubes. >> evewe )re following breakingn san jose where a busy and good morning to you, 8:56, i'm marcus washington. we're following breaking news in san jose where a busy intersection is shut down. this is all because of a crash involving a stolen car. emergency crews on the scene there, this is near capital expressway in ocala avenue. this is video just no our news room. that crash involved four vehicles happened around 6:40 this morning. police say one car was reported stolen and officers are still looking for the suspect. two people were hurt, but are expected to be okay. happening now, the firefight is far from county. the death toll from the camp fire is 48, dozens still missing. flames have charged 135,000 acres and is 35% contained. in the south, three fires are burning and in this just in, the death toll has risen to three there. a new brush fire broke out
ovgh county 8es west, the woolsey fire has burned 97,000 acres, and is 47% contained. the hill fire is burning nearby, and has burned 4500 acres and is 9 4% contained. a bay area toll authority will talk about getting rid of the cash tolls, i'm marcus washington, more news in an air. at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month.
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jenna, maria. and then, the whole meghan/harry thing happened. i'm all-in now. all-in. and so, this is why i'mproce ch 70th birthday. it's a pretty good party. look at that picture. how great is that? >> it's a real picture. >> we're going to get to that in a little bit. okay. i'm the oldest up here.