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to kick off our friday. that does it for "today in the bay" this morning. the "today" show coming up next. >> there you go. hope to see you bright and early on monday morning, 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. we're always here for you. al is tracking it all. the defense rests after a final day of testimony. the kyle rittenhouse trial nears an end. his lawyers making a case for self-defense in the fatal shootings of two men during unrest in wisconsin. the judge and prosecution clashing yet again. closing arguments set for monday as his fate hangs in the
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that on hold, an appeals court blocks the release of key white house documents related to the january 6th insurrection just hours before a deadline to turn them over. former president trump continuing his legal campaign to keep them secret. what's next in the high stakes back and forth on capitol hill. we're live with the latest. on the rise again, an alarming spike in covid cases across more than a dozen states. >> we are now at the point where we need every single bed that is in our state. >> straight ahead, where the hot spots are. fears this could be the start of a new winter wave of the virus. and the internal division at the highest levels over whether to offer boosters for all. all that, plus disturbing attack. gold middle winning gymnast suni lee revealed she was pepper sprayed and faced anti-asian slurs on the streets of los angeles. this morning, her message in an
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emotional new interview. and independence day, could britney spears finally be free from the court order that has controlled her life and fortune for more than a decade? a crucial hearing set to get under way and we're live at the courthouse today, friday, november 12th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody. good morning. welcome to "today." it's friday morning. you got here. >> we have a lot to get to. we're going to continue with that big day for pop star britney spears. she could be hours away from this coming to an end. this is a live look outside the courthouse where a judge is expected to make that decision. all details, just ahead. this is the key day, a ninth person has now died after suffering massive injuries at
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the astroworld festival and the performer travis scott's attorney is now speaking out about this tragedy. we're live in houston with the latest. but we're going to start with that harsh reality. winter is on the way. in fact, it's already arrived in parts of the plains and upper midwest. >> some areas could see inches of snow across the weekend. al has all the details. hi, al, good morning. >> well, good morning, guys. and you can see, yes, winter has arrived. this is detroit lakes, minnesota, and they've picked up up to three inches of snow so far.
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and more is on the way. right now, we have winter storm watches and warnings stretching from international falls, mason city, watertown. in fact, we're going to be watching this radar now starting to fire in, strong winds, reduced snow visibilities. you can see that snow right now to the south of minneapolis heading down to des moines, davenport, iowa, green bay, as well. before it's all through sunday, we're going to be looking at lake-effect snow as this cold front comes in, western new york, as far south as beckley, west virginia, another clipper coming across enhancing that snow. and we have this major snowstorm pushing on in. let's time it out for you. this storm is going to bring whipped gusts of 60 miles per hour to the northeast, isolated tornados possible and a hail threat. philadelphia, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the strongest gusts. strong to severe thunderstorms. can't rule out a tornado. we move here into new york. we miss the rush hour, so this is around a lunchtime big storm. these are going to be quick movers, but they're going to dump a ton of rain in a very short period of time. boston, for you, it's your evening rush hour, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. a lot of heavy rain stretching from augusta, maine, down to atlantic city. isolated. up to 2 inches of rain in this
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system. so we are going on be watching this. once, guys, this moves through, we're going to see colder air and could be looking at snow in the northeast and new england as we get on through the weekends. >> you know who came out early so they miss that rain? >> who dat? >> we have a huge crowd sitting outside. thanks to the folks who came out. they're beating the rain drops. >> yes, they are. another major story after a dramatic week of testimony. the defense has rested in the kyle rittenhouse trying and prosecutors are saying they will seek approval for the judge to consider some lesser charges. gabe gutierrez is at the courthouse. >> reporter: good morning. both the prosecution and the defense did not want the jury to get this case late on a friday. closing arguments are now set for monday in a trial that has divided americans over whether rittenhouse is a vigilante looking for trouble or a patriot protecting this city from rioters. this morning, after 8 days of testimony, the prosecution and defense are preparing for
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closing arguments monday in the kyle rittenhouse trial. rittenhouse broke down on the witness stand this week, his mother in the courtroom did, too. overnight, she spoke publicly for the first time since. >> i was scared. i was frightened. i thought my son was going to die that night. >> reporter: on thursday, the defense called a use of force expert who testified less than three seconds elapsed when a protester opened a weapon into the air and kyle rittenhouse fired. another witness testified that rosenbaum was pushing a dumpster and that he believed rittenhouse fired in self-defense. >> as the first firearm goes off, rosenbaum is lunging towards him very clearly and kyle fires.
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>> reporter: the now 18-year-old faces six charges, including intentional homicide for shooting and killing two men and wounding another during last summer's protest in kenosha following the police shooting of jacob blake. after the judge this week admonished the prosecutor for out of bounds questioning. on thursday, the prosecutor clashed with the judge again over exactly what video an expert should discuss. >> is there something that i'm saying that draws the face that you're making? >> i -- >> go ahead. say what you want to say. >> yesterday i was the target of your ire for disregarding your orders. today the defense is disregarding your orders. >> you've been out here every day. >> jacob blake's uncle was a guilty verdict. >> he was have been at home playing an xbox. instead he was out on the streets carrying a military drugs. >> prosecutors want to include lesser charges related to two of
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the shootings. legal analysts say that is not uncommon, but it could mean the prosecutors are hedging their betts in case they can't get a conviction on the more serious counts. >> gabe, thanks. a federal appeals court has blocked, for the moment, the release of white house records that could shed light on the january 6th insurrection at the capitol. peter alexander joins us with this late ruling. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the national archives was set to deliver that first batch of trump white house documents tonight to the house committee that's investigating the capitol attack. this new court ruling temporarily blocks that from happening. it's the first legal win from mr. trump on this issue. the appeals court will hear the case at the ends of this month. the issue here is executive privilege and whether a
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president no longer in office can claim it. earlier this week, a lower court judge has said the records should be turned over to congress, writing presidents are not kings and the plaintiff, donald trump, is not president. if the appeals court does reject mr. trump's argument, he could still go to the supreme court. >> so this decision was about letting the case go forward. but another big issue is whether former trump administration officials will have to respond to subpoenas to testify in front of congress. what's the latest on that? >> reporter: mr. trump's former chief of staff, mark meadows is scheduled to give a deposition. if he does not show up, they're threatening to seek criminal charges against him. his attorney says he's acting under direction of the previous president. and the justice department still hasn't decided whether or not to file charges against steve bannon after he refused to testify. now inflation is causing americans to pay more for just about everything. with the cold weather arriving, fuel prices are spiking
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nationwide. tom costello has more on how bad it could get this winter. hey, tom, good morning. >> reporter: hey, low da. what happened is last year during the pandemic, we have energy prices sinking dramatically. nobody was on the roads, kids were not in school. fast forward to today and the economy is rebounding in a strong way. the roads are full. factories are operating on all cylinders. so demand for fuel is surging. the trouble is, oil companies are struggling to keep up. november in new england, temperatures are falling and edward markian is making the rounds, delivering heating oil and sticker shock to his customers. >> as much as i hate to show them the bill, they gasp, but they understand what's going on. >> reporter: from the northeast to the midwest, meteorologists predict a cold winter, which could make it an expensive one, too. >> you have to heat your home and, you know, you just have to pay the higher costs.
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>> reporter: prices have already jumped dramatically. natural gas up 130% from a year ago. heating oil up 59%. and prices could move even higher as the months get colder. from americans warming their homes to filling their tanks. >> gas prices are bananas. i drive my car for a living, so, yeah, it's like $4 a gallon you're like, really? >> i don't have enough money to pay for gas every day. this is crazy. >> reporter: the national average for unleaded now $3.41 a gallon, a seven-year high. that's up from $2.11 last year during the pandemic slowdown. filling up on the west coast right now, even worse. $3.87 in washington.
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$3.96 in nevada and a staggering $4.64 in california. now some lawmakers are calling on president biden to tap into the nation's strategic petroleum reserve. but experts say the nation is largely at the mercy of the global energy markets and the reserve is only meant for short-term emergencies. >> keep in mind, any release would only satisfy global daily demand. this is a much bigger picture than just the u.s. alone. >> reporter: meanwhile, record inflation could spell trouble for the president's massive $1.75 trillion social spending package. moderate democrat senator joe manchin reportedly hinting that he may support delaying a vote on the bill until next year. the senator tweeting this week the inflation threat is getting
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worse and d.c. can no longer ignore it. >> tom, winter is approaching. people are probably wondering what ways they can save money on those home heath bills. what do you know? >> i was surprised by the amount of money you can save on your heating bill if you turn down the thermostat. you can save up to 10% on your heating bill. so that's pretty significant. you can consider heavier curtains on the windows, right? you keep the heat in if you can. get a home audit. they will come in, they llwi determine where you're leaking air, where you're getting the cold air come in. and often some states offer you a discount on getting your home sealed up for the holidays. i did this a couple of years ago, saved us a lot of money on our heating bills. also, insulation. blow insulation in your attic. that saved us a lot of money, too. >> thanks, tom. also this morning, another family is grieving in the wake of the astroworld tragedy in houston. a ninth person has died after suffering injuries from that massive crowd surge. in the meantime, new audio is revealing what police officers saw in those moments. morgan chesky is covering this story for us in houston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and that family who lost their daughter now pleading for change amid unimaginable pain. as the lawyer for travis scott says that pop star now devastated at this loss of life. this morning, for the first time, we're hearing from an attorney for rapper travis scott. >> he's especially devastated because this was in his
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hometown. he has a lot of ties for houston, a lot of love for houston and he's just really hurting right now. >> reporter: ed mcpherson painting a new picture of what he says his client new and when about last week's concert that has now taken nine lives, saying scott could not see the magnitude of what is happening. >> you have pyrotechnics all around you. you have ear monitors in your ear. you can't see things going on out there. >> reporter: the new radio calls shed new light on the unfolding chaos. >> looks like folks are coming out of the crowd having difficulty breathing, crushing injuries. >> reporter: that transmission coming in at 9:21 p.m. about 15 minutes later, a mass casualty event was declared. >> there's a lot of people trampled and they are passed out at the front stage. >> reporter: the show didn't stop for another 40 minutes. >> nobody told him to stop the
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show until ultimately right before the show ended. >> reporter: the houston police chief saying ending the show wasn't only the police's responsibility. >> the ultimate authority to end the show is with production and the performer, okay? >> reporter: video shows travis scott did pause the concert several times to ask for help for fans. >> we need somebody to help. somebody passed out right here. >> reporter: his lawyers maintain they didn't know how bad things were as they were unfolding. but for a newly grieving mother, this is not comforting. >> my baby didn't come back. >> reporter: her daughter died late wednesday after he spending nearly a week on a ventilator. her death now the latest young life lost at the event. it was her first concert ever. >> please, please make sure that she gets justice. and i don't want somebody else
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daughter to go like this. >> reporter: and this morning, in just a few hours, we anticipate hearing from an attorney who now says he is representing more than 100 victims injured in this astroworld festival. savannah. >> morgan chess chesky in houston, thank you. a lot more to get to. we say hello to craig. >> good morning. good morning to you, as well. this morning, concern is rising over a possible fifth wave of the coronavirus. as the number of states experiencing an increase in cases and that, that's driving to a new push for vaccine boosters for all adults, even as some school districts start to ease up on those masks in the
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classroom. absence's sam brock is in miami he with the latest for us on this one. >> craig, good morning. with the new vaccine for kids, lower infection rates in more schools, more schools are dropping their mask mandate. here in miami dade, parents can opt out of their kids wearing a mask. 15 states are seeing double digit increases in covid cases as we head into the winter with concern that things could get worse. in the one-time covid epicenter of south florida, infections are falling, but some parents with young kids don't see that as cause to start relaxing mask rules just yet. >> one of the main reasons why it went down is probably because everybody has been wearing masks. >> reporter: now there are new concerns another wave of the virus is coming as we head into winter. 15 states have seen a double digit increase in recent weeks. cold weather states like minnesota, michigan and illinois showing sizable upticks, but some warm weather states, like arizona and new mexico, have seen an increase, too. then there's california, central valley still coping with covid
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wars. >> it may tells us we may be at the tip of this winter surge that's going to hit the rest of the state and possibly the rest of the nation. >> reporter: some parts of the country feeling a surge, like colorado where the governor signed an executive order declaring everyone at high risk for exposure and making everyone 18 and older eligible for a booster. while hospitalizations nationwide are down about 7%, deaths dropping around 9%, breakthrough cases are increasingly common with only one-third of almost seniors so far getting critical booster shots. >> breakthrough infections are something we always want to keep track of. that will be the first indicator of what may be to come. >> reporter: 7 out of 10 adults are now fully vaccinated with fresh optimism that kids vaccinated will help cut down the infections. >> the only ones that broke any laws are in that building right there. >> reporter: this week, two of
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the biggest school districts in the country miami dade and broward giving parents the choice to vaccinate their kids. the irvine now rushing to get their kids vaccinated. >> if they're not vaccinated and they're not wearing masks, i might feel uncomfortable around them and maybe ask them to wear their mask. >> reporter: back to those booster shots now and. seniors not receiving them. doctors say they are absolutely essential. top biden officials pushing to make the booster shots more readily available, but this comes as the cdc director is luke warm on that plant. >> we'll see. sam, thank you. there's so much weather. roker is back for a bite at the apple. >> whether you like it or not. >> i do like it.
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>> we have near record highs down in southern california today. may see temperatures above 90 degrees. flood threat in the pacific northwest. sunshine down into texas. we have snow and wind around the great lakes and we're watching this big storm in the northeast, but plenty of sunshine down to the southeast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall. we have zero visibility right now in concord and in novato. dense fog rolling through parts of the bay area, even in the peninsula. allow extra time to get to work because this is the view in walnut creek.
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can you barely see anything. while that clears out in the next couple of hours, the rest of the day is nice and sunny. our temperatures head toward 70s in the valleys and temperatures cooler by next week. >> you know what's so special? >> what? >> savannah and craig going earring shopping >> it's nothing secret >> and she's scanning. >> shopping. >> i think we should put this up for a twitter poll >> no, we do not need to do to do that. but savannah found a nice options. >> is it a skull >> no. that's a nice one. >> that would make the pirate vibe go. >> so good to have you back today. ahead, could this be freedom day for pop star britney spears? the most important hearing yet that controls her money is being held in l.a. today we're live and a new look at the rising
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a father was adjusting a car seat when a woman sped away in the car. both suspects still outstanding. i am clearing up booster confusion. california is allowing anybody who wants a booster to get one, that is anybody over the age of 18, six months after your last dose of pfizer or moderna vaccine or two months after your johnson & johnson shot. public health leaders hope the move will help boost demand. the hope is to keep immunity up to avoid a winter surge. time to get a look at the friday forecast for you. >> looking foggy in the east bay. we have seen a lot of spots dealing with fog. we have a beautiful afternoon headed our way with highs in the low to mid-70s, and mostly sunny skies. we will see that into the weekend, and cooler but no rain
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for a little while, marcus. >> all right. we'll have another local news update for you coming up in 30 minutes. i'll meet you back here then. working from home means driving less, and now paying less for car insurance. with metromile's per-mile pricing... your rate is based on how much you actually drive. isn't that delightfully different? get your free quote at metromile.com.
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we're back. 7:30. a very special guest making its way to rockefeller center this year. that, my friend, is our christmas tree. >> that tree is heading up from maryland. it is the first ever, by the way, from maryland. and it is scheduled to pull into new york city tomorrow. we're going to give you the story behind that 79-foot norway spruce a little later. the overwhelming majority of our christmas trees have been norway spruces. >> can we just look. this is a friday crowd. just soak it in. that is a massive friday crowd. we want to thank everybody who came here outside.
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they've been happening out and they're beating the rain drops. >> look at that. >> it's friday morning. let's get to the headlines at 7:30. kellogg's has now filed a lawsuit against a local union in omaha, nebraska, complaining that striking workers are blocking entrances to its cereal plant and intimidating workers as they enter the facility. the workers in omaha and three other plants have been on strike since october 5th. the two sides failed to agree on a contract when they met two days earlier this month. innovative solutions is controlling nearly 100,000 pounds of chicken products after consumers reported finding pieces of bone in their chicken burgers. for a full list of products, we have them on our website, go to today.com. to nfl, baltimore taking on
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miami and nothing seemed to go right for the ravens. again, nobody in the middle. they go there and it's broken up. it's called a catch and fumble and returned by howard. and out of the hands of sammy watkins and howard is in for the touchdown. >> howard, a 49-yard fumble return for the touchdown. the dolphins, the miami dolphins stunning the ravens last night, 22-10. >> you seem stunned. >> that ain't supposed to happen. the ravens are supposed to be the dolphins every day. >> at least maryland has the tree. silver lining.
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now to what could be a pivotal day for the future of pop star britney spears. >> a hearing is being held today where a judge could decide to end the conservatorship that has ruled her lives and finances for nearly 14 years. erin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. it's early here outside of the courthouse and yet the suspense palpable. legal experts say they expect britney to attend today's hearing remotely. and the question on everyone's mind, will she finally be free? this morning, pop superstar britney spears could be just hours away from freedom. in a now deleted post from monday saying i haven't prayed for something more in my life. without directly referencing the hearing. the judge expected to rule on her petition to dissolve the conservatorship. all parties involve agree it needs to end now. >> i think we can expect for the court to dissolve the conservatorship of the person, giving britney the right to make her personal decisions, but i don't think the conservatorship over her estate, which is managing her money, is going to
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be over just quite yet. >> reporter: whatever the outcome, it's clear britney's family feud is far from over. in a reported post now deleted, the singer took aim at her mother, lynn. saying in part, my dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago, but my mom gave him the idea. she secretly ruined my life. my dad is not smart enough to ever think of a conservatorship. in court, both insist they've always had their daughter's best interest at heart. in september, a judge removed jimmy spears as conservator of britney's finances. >> he did a complete 180 in early september. we don't know why, but we know that britney's lawyer had filed to depose him just two weeks before. >> reporter: and what does that mean for jamie spears? >> that could mean jamie spears
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is going to have to sit down under oath and answer a lot of difficult questions, including how much money did he make from his daughter's estate during the conservator ship. >> reporter: jamie spears says he's done nothing wrong and encourages a full and transparent investigation. meanwhile, britney is planning for her future posting about her wedding dress. but experts say concerns remain. >> if i'm a judge, i would be very, very concerned because this is a very public case. i would be concerned about that. i would be concerned about the fail-safes that are being put in place to make sure that britney is always going to be good without the conservatorship. >> erin, let's talk about potential fail-safes that could be in place if the conservatorship is, in fact, dissolved, what could that look like? >> well, savannah, experts say that britney's personal conserve
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tore, jodi montgomery could be staying on as an employee to help her manage her day-to-day life. there's her new attorney that has been extremely involved. these are all comforting things that will help the judge make the decision. >> erin, thank you. when we come back on a friday morning, the escalating arms race between the united itd states and china and the new warning overnight about a return to cold war tensions >> nbc's keir simmons will share an exclusive and eye opening look at the growing tensions, coming up right after this t afts h
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welcome back this morning, in-depth today, the rising tensions that surround a new military race between the u.s. and china >> today's senior international correspondent keir simmons has made his way to the u.s. base military base is very close by keir, good morning >> reporter: good morning to you. to underscore how strategically this base is, you remember when that cargo ship ran aground in the suez canal, this base helps guard those same shipping routes but now the men and women here face a new challenge, china. this morning, we flew in u.s. navy osprey over the gulf of aden, one of the most important
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waterways in the world. >> that's better than any in-flight movie you're ever going to see >> major general william zana, the most senior u.s. officer in africa, the increasing presence of the chinese navy here a new challenge for us u.s >> you can at times see chinese pla navy ships from here >> there are pla ships which are always in this area. >> reporter: and as we fly over land, china's only overseas military base is in sight. >> the chinese base is in the distance there >> it is at about your 1:00 here >> reporter: it's uncomfortably close to a u.s. base, camp lemonnier, home to 5,000 american troops. as we drive across djibouti, signs of china's economic
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dominance are everywhere and just six miles from america's base, we turn on to an isolated road to find the people's liberation army camped. so the chinese base is right here and they're going to be watching us as we're watching them this is a fort, really it's a kind of chinese fort. it was opened only four years ago. time to turn around. i think that's as close as we really want to get they clearly don't want attention. contrast that with u.s. forces training local troops. in a statement to nbc news, the chinese embassy in washington suggests they're still
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developing the base. the completion and commissioning of the base will help china better fulfill the international obligations of the united nations and help china make new contributions to africa and the world's peace and stability. the statement ends, we urge the u.s. to stop slandering and smearing china do you think in the u.s. there's a realization that africa is so strategically important and that china is focused on africa >> i would wish that more americans would understand what is happening on this continent if you look at china's growth and continued economic growth, they have an enduring interest in africa. and i think americans, broadly, should ask themselves why is that why is it important? why is it important to russia? >> good question, keir keir, how are u.s. allies responding to china's increased presence in that particular part of the world >> well, craig, let me show you an example for veterans day, this was a flyover of this base by american b1 bombers and british and french and japanese aircraft, a show of strength but one insight from here, craig, it's not yet clear to what extent those allies and the u.s. will be able to cooperate with chinese forces here and to what extent they will end up in competition. the answer to that will write history. craig.
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>> and that remains to be seen keir simmons in djibouti thank you. al, switching gears, our crowd -- >> this is coming down and it's coming down really, really hard. >> oh. >> it's going to be a lot of rain in a quick period of time, unfortunately. and this is becoming more and more frequent as we talk about climate change 2021 record rainfall days, 85 locations across the country had a top ten wettest day on record. while 37 had their wettest day ever recorded on 2021. for example, coast to coast, sacramento, almost 5.5 inches of rain, their wettest day ever that was that extreme atmospheric record event on the east coast, newark, new jersey, almost 8 1/2 inches of rain those were from remnants of hurricane ida. we're going to see that more and more as we start to have those effects of climate change.
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but here comes the cold. that's right temperatures today from bismarck to kansas to st. louis, indianapolis all below average tomorrow, more of the same with that jet stream dipping far south. look at this, atlanta, 9 degrees below average. meridian, mississippi, 55 degrees. that's 13 degrees below average. ch good friday morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall. here's your view right now in palo alto. visibility has been pretty low and the fog is slowly starting to lift and we will continue to see fog clearing out in the next couple of hours. we have sunshine in the forecast for the rest of the day. early next week, more clouds and cooler temperatures.
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good morning. it is 7:56. i am marcus washington. here's what's happening now. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. i am scott mcgrew. the national association of realtors said over the summer houses were going on the market and getting sold in one week. the median used to be three weeks. at seven days, five business days, that's not giving buyers much time to make careful decisions. a separate study by the california association of realtors say the homes they want to see are snapped up so fast. let's get a look at the forecast for you. meteorologist, kari hall, has a look at the numbers. >> this is how our friday is starting in the east bay, foggy.
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but this is going to clear out quickly even though we are still seeing the very low visibility in concord and novato, down to zero, so allow extra time to get to work. after that we are in for sunshine and temperatures in our inland areas in the mid-70s. a very nice weekend ahead. and then into next week, it will be slightly cooler and still no rain chances until the end of next week. san francisco will see temperatures in the upper 60s over the next few days with clouds arriving on monday, and we will have a very weak cold front passing. once again that stays dry if it happens, but we possibly could see changes further down the line, but it's dry here, marcus, for the next few days. >> all right. that does it for this update for you, but we will have another one coming up in 30 minutes.
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coming up, winter's arrival. heavy snow and plummeting temperatures hitting the midwest as areas in the northeast face a severe storm threat today. al is live with the latest forecast and the conditions to look forward to this weekend plus, suni speaks out. olympic gold medalist suni lee revealing she was recently the target of a racist attack. what we're learning about her story and her plans for mental health and mom on a mission, a rhode island mother whose plan is to help feed millions of
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children around the world. >> you have no qualification to do what you end up doing >> no, no experience at all. >> you have drive and passion. >> and i was a mom >> just ahead, how she did it and a look at the work still under way. and dynamic duo, sheinelle sets down with paul rudd and will ferrell to look at their new series that is taking a dark turn >> you're expecting us to be in some really broad, broad comedy, and this is very much a dramaedy that goes in different places that is unexpected >> why the comedy legends were up for the challenge and a look back at their long lasting bro-mance. >> when did you fall in love with paul? >> i mean, you know, look into these eyes and tell me you're not going the fall in love >> america has fallen. >> today is friday, november 12th, 2021
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>> hi. we're the giuliano family from up state new york wishing eila a very happy 1st birthday. >> happy birthday. >> we are the pete family from aurora, colorado we would like to wish a happy birthday >> happy birthday, aunty >> hi. we're the harris family. >> from atlanta, georgia >> and i'll celebrating my 13th birthday on the "today" show >> whew! >> good morning, "today" show. my name is haley and i'm spending my birthday in new york city >> adorable. welcome. so glad you're with us on a friday morning we have people watching from home, we have people out there standing in the rain i can't believe it we're happy to have them with us this morning
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>> the weekend is upon us. before we get to the news, we want to tell you about a special net wide series we're going to have for you next week >> it's all about the costs. >> we've talked a lot on this show about military caregivers and caring for the people who care for our veterans. a lot of times that focus is on the spouse or a parent sometimes it's for the kids and i've got to sit down and meet a wonderful family from connecticut and two little girls, even at their young ages, 7 and 10, they help carry that burden for their family. they're incredible so we're going to help shine a light next week. the first signs of winter this morning, temperatures dropping, first snow across the plains some areas could get up to 6 inches of snow for the weekend in the men time, heavy rain is moving across parts of the country. al has his eye on it both eyes, actually. hi, al >> we are looking at winter weather advisories, blizzard warnings for parts of the upper midwest. you can see there's snow now from international falls all the way down to des moines and davenport, iowa, as this system rotates. big low pressure system bringing
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snow some heavier, lake-effect snow up state new york, western p.a. and new york and with this clipper, anywhere from 1 to 3 inches but as much as 6 inches so parts of the upper midwest through the weekend. right now here in the northeast, we're watching this line of heavy thunderstorms from norfolk to albany, new york, into canada we've got storm hazards, a margin risk. could be upgrade to a slight risk later today wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. possibility of tornados. luckily, the hail threat is very low. philadelphia, heaviest rain between 9:00 and 11:00 new york city, happening now, more heavy rain between now and noon for boston, you'll be dealing with this for your evening rush hour 2:00 to 5:00 p.m heavy rain, strong winds isolated amounts 2 to 4 inches, as well, as this system moves out. the good news is, guys, it's a quick mover and then it will end with snow flurries in upstate new york >> al, thank you now to breaking news, dozens of flight delay these morning at the raleigh durham international
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airport after a major power outage at its main terminal. passengers standing in massive lines to check in. the airport says water leaking into an electrical box caused that power outage which is impacting both ticketing and security the issue is causing delays across the country some incoming flights actually had to be diverted to charlotte. olympic gymnast and three-time medal winner suni lee said this week that she was pepper sprayed during a racist attack months after winning gold at the tokyo olympics. kathy park is here with more on this troubling story >> good morning, guys. since suni's incredible olympic run, she's been making news off the bars on to red carpets from appearances at the met galla in new york and to l.a. for "dancing with the stars. but recently in an interview, she described a low point when she says he found herself becoming the victim of a racist
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attack gymnast suni lee became a household name after grabbing gold at the tokyo olympic games. proudly representing her family and the community. but this morning, suni says she's been the victim of an attack while in los angeles to appear on "dancing with the stars" telling pop sugar, while waiting for an uber after a nice out with her girlfriends who are all of asian descent, they were targeted by a group yelling racial slurs one passenger displayed her arm with pepper spray as the car sped off i was so mad, but there was nothing i could do because they skirted off. lee's attorney confirming the story to nbc news. anti-asian violence has risen in america during the covid-19 pandemic sparked partly by misinformation suni is the first asian-american to qualify for the olympics and win. she's the first asian-american to win gold in the all-around. >> the asian community pulled
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together for you in what ways did they help you >> they helped me a lot. they sacrificed a lot for me they support me so much. >> suni has always treasured her ties with her family, including her father, john despite any setbacks, she knows they will always have her back >> i would say thank you this has been amazing and an incredible journey to have you all here with me is amazing. >> and suni told top sugar that the incident happened so quickly, she wasn't able to react fast enough. she was mindful of her reputation and didn't want to do anything that could get her into trouble. nbc news has reached out to the lap did i, but are waiting for a response >> i hope they track them down we've got the news covered
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back at 8:12 a new chapter in a fantastic story we brought you previously. >> it highlighted peanut butter paste that was saving lives of children in africa within 72 hours of that story, our viewers sent unicef $2 million to buy more. >> what we didn't know then was where plumpy'nut, that's what it's called, actually came from. this is a remarkable story, cynthia. >> it really is. there is no plumpy'nut tree. what there is are staggering numbers. an estimated 14 million children around the world suffer from acute malnutrition but a rhode island mother of four is determined to change that in fact, she already is. >> this is not just a busy factory. it's also the realization of a dream. >> you have no qualifications to do what you ended up doing >> no, no experience at all.
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>> you had drive and passion >> well, and i was a mom >> a mom on a mission. >> i truly believe that we can end hunger and malnutrition. yes. >> if that sounds impossible, consider that over the past dozen years, navyn salem has succeeded in transforming millions of lives by building the first and only u.s. factory churning out plumpy'nut, the therapeutic peanut butter packets which can keep children under 5 with acute malnutrition alive. >> each one represents breakfast, lunch and dinner for two months and that takes a child from not being able to walk or hold up their own head and gives them the independent to smile and laugh and be kids >> we first witnessed the miracle of plumpy'nut three
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years ago when we traveled to the central the african republic teetering on the brink of famine after years of a brutal civil war, we met children so mall nourished, many couldn't swallow even a sip of water. but after a couple of days of plumpy'nut, they were transformed. the spark back in their eyes >> there is no way you can forget what you've seen. >> and it was the hungry children she saw on a trip with her father to his homeland of tanzania that changed her life >> your father was one of the first from tanzania to come to the u.s. for a college education. >> and has always been an incredible role model. >> my father died when i was a year old, basically. i was determined to make something of myself. >> a model of compassion and doing what needs to be done. but how could she take on worldwide malnutrition with three kids under 5 >> this couldn't wait. i couldn't wait until the girls
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were older or i had more time. i was never going to have the time i need to be there now we have children's lives at risk >> but what to do? when she first heard of plumpy'nut on a news report and learned that there wasn't enough, she picked up the phone and called its french inventors. >> after they hung up on me a couple of times, i ended up flying to paris and introducing myself in person and we've been partners ever since. >> what keeps going through my head is the fact that when you started this, what, almost a dozen years ago, you had no idea what you were doing. >> no idea, none i was a stay-at-home mom changing diapers and doing the dishes >> soon she would be taking her daughters all over the world >> she is not like the mother next door, right >> not even close. >> okay. >> just seeing our mom do what she loves and loves going to work every morning >> it's big shoes to fill. >> her not for profit company, edesia, named for the roman goddess of food works for the world food program, unicef, usaid and the usda
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>> every day, we'll make a million five of these packets. >> many made by the large number of refugees who work here. 25 countries represented among the factory's 110 employees. >> so many have lived on that side of depending on aid so, of course, we're going to fill that urgency because we've lived it we don't miss deadlines. we just can't. >> i was born and raised in sierra leone i was 13 years old when the war started. trying to survive was a constant battle >> today, andrew kamara is in charge of logistics. >> i always approach my job as a mission to save lives. when there's a shipment going out to see era leon, if i have the chance to catch it before it leaves the door, i would send it with a message saying this is your brother from the other side >> and when we saw boxes headed to the central african republic,
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we were tempted to do the same >> give a little kiss to each one as it goes >> i know. >> there's a lot of emotion on this factory floor, not just because of its mission, but also because of its inspiration navyn's father, who handwrites thank you notes to every donor >> she says she has been able to say do what she is doing because of you if it hadn't been for you, all the children's lives wouldn't have been saved. >> that makes me very proud of her. >> you are very proud of her we're here on the day, a ticker on the wall is about to clip past 15 million boxes. what an accomplishment >> all because of you, papa. >> no, because of us, right? >> 15 million people who have the power to go to school, to be educated, who knows what they'll be able to do in their lives wow. >> despite all that navyn has already done, and by the way, her factory runs 24 hours a day,
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she is still not satisfied she is determined to build another plant and produce even more there's only did 25% of the kids who need help are getting it for more information on how to help, go to our website. today.com. >> i loved how she said it's never the right time to start something. sometimes you just have to do it you're never going to have free time this person did it she's amazing. >> and even when the inventors hung up on her >> she flew! >> she's a force there's hunger overseas we see a lot about and there's hunger here at home >> so she's felt the same long lines we do during the hide of the pandemic so they figured out how to package peanut butter in individual serve size for 18 cents a piece and now millions and millions of them are being distributed at food banks across america. >> she's a force >> and those four daughters of hers, talk about a role model. >> they are spectacular. i have to say, i had dinner with them i stayed way too late. >> and a worker from sierra
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leone. this story checks so many boxes, it's crazy >> it's amazing. >> i saw a few tears there, hoda too. >> we'll put it on our website al, let's get a check of the weather. >> one person can make a big difference here in the northeast, we have heavy rain we have snow around the upper great lakes and the plains heavy rain coming into the pacific northwest. a flood threat today in the northwest. near record highs in southern california and the u.s snow, windy conditions, almost blizzard like conditions in the upper midwest. and those heavy rains and storms moving through the northeast and new england. that's good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still dense in areas here, visibility down to zero, as well as zero visibility in concord. some of that fog drifting down peninsula now through san jose. be careful out there now.
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we're going to continue to see sunshine for today. highs reaching into the mid-70s, and we do have a nice weekend ahead, but then by next week, more clouds and cooler temperatures by next tuesday into wednesday. >> that is your latest weather. and now, the >> that is your latest weather and now, the best -- >> we just had it. >> the second best, the second best time of the morning >> super woman, amazing. >> i can't follow that >> we'll start with overnight at pop start, taylor swift. the track, there's a bunch of unreleased songs by the way, you'll see that. it's premiering online later today. there's a lot of great collabs on the record. ed sheeran, there's a little bit of chris and taylor's new song called "i bet you think about
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me." ♪ i bet you can't believe when you realize i'm harder to forget than i was to leave ♪ ♪ and i bet you think about me ♪ >> and in time to promote it, taylor swift will host snl saturday night, so enjoy that on nbc. next up, the song off the king richard sound track about being serena and venus williams' dad. here is a little bit of that ve' dad. here is a little bit of that. ♪♪ ♪
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>> i want to see that movie. early word, early buzz on king richard. >> oscar buzz. >> yeah. you know what else has oscar buzz sing 2 honestly i swear to you it's that good >> it is so good >> i bet king richard will be in there, too will was saying how the song from beyonce came to be. she went and saw a screening of king richard and gave him a call and said i'd like to contribute a song and two special guests from "annie live," we would like to welcome superstar serena smith leading that cast. behind her is the woman who debuted the iconic role of annie on broadway back in 1977 is now, we can announce, returning to the show the one and only andrea mccartle >> hi. >> hi. >> this is cool. you guys, you haven't met yet? >> we literally just met i came down the ramp and slid
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into first >> that was a perfect way to meet >> what is it like to meet the woman who first made annie iconic >> it is so wonderful. when i heard you were going on be playing eleanor roosevelt, i freaked out. >> was i not supposed to say that >> no, you were. it's okay. >> and i was so pleased. i mean, always for me seeing a production of annie, when annie is just, you know, off the charts, she's just the brightest, shiniest, positive, you know, and talented and i did youtube. >> i'm scared of her >> why i'm like the least intimidating person you will ever meet. >> a heart of gold >> i made me peace many, many
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years ago. it's hard to be given, as carol channing said, a signature song. so it's amazing. i mean, for me, you know, it's already come full circle when i played miss hannigan and al came down and interviewed me there in north carolina, i mean, it was fun, but this cast, i'm excited because i just think they got it right. and i love the director, lear debessonet just her flavor, it's inclusiveness. she shakes it up a little bit, even if it's a shakespearean piece. and what -- we had one phone conversation when we spoke, i was like, we're in good hands. it really is
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>> i'm so excited to see her >> where are you in rehearsals are you practicing every day >> yes we have rehearsals in a few minutes. >> you've got to go. good morning. it's 8:26. after being closed for 20 months due to the pandemic, they will host a reopening. there will be a new visitor and exhibition. it's the nasa experience and includes space suits from the mercury and gemini missions. right here on earth, let's talk about that forecast today. meteorologist kari hall has a look at that.
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>> we'll have out of this world weather. it starts out with fog now. we're quickly seeing that fog clearing out. temperatures headed into the low 70s for the next couple of days. more clouds moving in on monday. that's with the cold front that unfortunately doesn't bring us any rain, but we do see a drop in temperatures to the mid-60s by the middle of the week. rain toward the end of the forecast. next thursday and friday we'll be watching that. just enjoy that sunshine and comfortable weather we're going to see for the next few days. marcus? >> thanks, kari. we're going to have another local news update for you in 30 minutes. i'll see you then.
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we have some folks getting soggy, but happy to be here. we have a lot to get to in our next half hour, including a conversation with one of our favorite duos. talking about will ferrell and paul rudd. >> just thinking about them makes me smile they start a new series together it's not exactly what you would expect from them it's anchor man. she shared a few laughs. also ahead, bingo's in the building here to help us show off some of our favorite football watching foods, including a few of the treats that we'll be snacking on for the big game on sunday when the raiders take on the kansas city chiefs >> okay. >> so besides some therapy at the daly household, we're going to tell you some back story of this year's rockefeller christmas center to get you ready for its big arrival on thursday morning coming up, la la anthony will join us live and she's going to open up about something very personal. she's going to share a very important message for women specifically and join us next week. we have jennifer lopez, owen wilson, lin-manuel miranda and then iman. and then we're going to
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celebrate an actual parade with everything you need to know because the macy's day parade is upon us. >> it's back it's big two weeks from yesterday >> it's coming >> and it's a full-on parade this year, right >> the real deal >> the high school marching band guys, you know who deserves a parade willie geist he amazed us with his performance at the new york city marathon his first marathon ever. nine minute mile but that isn't even impressive it's how much he raised for a cause so close to his heart. willie is with us this morning >> willie. >> willie g. >> willie, check, refresh the website, how much have you raised for parkinson's research? >> i can't believe i'm saying this, but we've raised $503,000. half a million dollars for the michael j. fox foundation. here is the thing about it there were no corporate gifts,
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no huge donation from a company. this was all $5, $10, $20. there were some bigger ones, but to read the stories and everyone who said i've only got 5 bucks to give you, but my father had parkinson's or my mom had parkinson's. i hoped, and it was a crazy goal, to raise $100,000, but as of yesterday, we raised $500,000 almost exclusively on small donations. >> look at this. i think this is the most beautiful shot of the marathon you hugging michael j. fox and giving his wife a kiss tell us what that moment meant to you >> yeah, hoda, that was the notorious 24th mile that goes uphill on 5th avenue you don't realize 5th avenue is uphill when you're in a cab, but when you're running, you do. and there was michael j. fox standing there with his cane and i accelerated.
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i sprinted over to him that is not sweat dripping from my eye, i can assure you that. i leaned in for a kiss from his wife, tracy, and he was like whoa, whoa, that's a lot of sweat. and what's really cool, yesterday we zoomed into their meeting at the fox foundation and i was able to present to michael and to the entire staff that does such great work that check for $500,000 >> so proud of you >> willie, that's awesome. >> and how are you recovering, willie it's so incredible that you did this so many training alone and in isolation. it's like here is a moment we're all celebrating, but this was literally years you trained. >> yeah, you know, that worked to my advantage. i did train alone, a lot of long runs in the woods. and when i got there, these crowds, tens of thousands of people willing you along, that was a huge advantage to me because the point at 20 miles or so where you're not sure if you can keep going, you come around the corner and there's a massive crowd screaming. there was one sign, i told hoda, that said willie, we love you, and then flipped it over, but
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can you introduce us to hoda >> welcome to our life yes. >> willie, congrats, honey >> so proud of you >> thanks for your support, guys thank you. >> we'll see you on sunday "today." >> if we zoomed out, willie is actually sitti right now. >> the dogs are still barking. >> he was michael j. this sunday mr. roker, how about another check of the weather >> let's show you what we've got. tomorrow, a lot of wet weather hanging around in the northeast. a little light snow mixed in especially in the great lakes. still hot out west that autumn chill in the southeast. and then sunday, sundays, the storm moves to the east around the great lakes. cooler along the west coast, but more rain in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on a good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. all right, for parts of the east bay, north bay where we've seen the dense fog, you can barely see anything right now, and visibility in some spots down to
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zero. we're seeing that in concord and decreasing visibility around san jose and novato. we'll see more of the temperatures like that for the weekend. but i think we'll continue to start each morning with clouds and fog. now. it's sunday night, football night in america the chiefs store into las vegas, nevada it's all coming up, signed flight, football night in america. >> you passed on the chance to do your pirate >> well, you know, i forgot. something else to get us going, get us laughing, sheinelle's conversation with will ferrell and the people's sexiest man alive, paul rudd they're teaming up for a new show welcome back sheinelle's conversation with
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will ferrell and the ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪
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welcome back will ferrell and paul rudd have been entertaining us for years >> they're taking on a new story about when someone you trust uses it against you. sheinelle, you got a chance to sit down with will and the sexiest man alive. >> i did i didn't know that at the time, by the way a psychiatrist manipulating his patient's life for his own gain. we chatted about this series and couldn't help but get in a few laughs, too. spending time with two comedy legends like will ferrell and paul rudd comes with some curveballs. ♪ i wanna wanna i wanna play that game tonight ♪ >> kind of a terrible. >> i'm trying not to cry right
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now. >> so sweet. >> okay. >> but their latest project, "the shrink next door" is nothing to laugh about inspired by the hit podcast of the same name, it tells the bizarre tale of a man who put his trust in his therapist for 30 years >> i believe what you had a break through. >> people will see the two of you, they'll see your names and they may automatically think this is going to be a comedy a quick, funny comedy. but they would be wrong in this case >> you're expect us to be in something really broad, broad comedy, and this is very much a dramaedy that goes to places that are completely different and you know expected. >> ferrell plays marty markowitz whose toxic relationship with his manipulative therapist, played by rudd, will leave viewers reeling. >> the doctor is a little unconventional
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>> he's a miracle worker >> what is he doing here >> i was blown away because it's one of those things where if you didn't tell me a true story, i don't know if i would believe it >> when you listen to the podcast, it seems so absurd. and your knee jerk is, well, that wouldn't happen to me but as you dig underneath the surface, you see that in any given moment, any day when we've all felt vulnerable at times -- >> will turn you into the man you truly deserve to be. >> it is a friendship. it is a relationship and in a way, almost a love story, but it does take a left turn it's good before it gets bad >> without trust, we have nothing. >> i trust you completely. >> even with the more serious tone of the shrink next door, when you get will ferrell and paul rudd together, one iconic movie comes up >> 60% of the time, it works every time >> that doesn't make sense >> i loved working with him on
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anchor man yeah, that's where we becameyou, friends. >> what about for you, will? when did you fall in love with paul >> i mean, you know, look into these eyes and tell me you're not going to fall in love. >> i mean, america has fallen. >> again and again >> and with christmas lights already going up, we had to ask ferrell about his holiday classic "elf." >> i still don't believe it in a way. i'm running around the streets of new york in yellow tights i was like, god, this could be the last movie i ever make >> sorry >> rudd is embracing nostalgia, too, starring in the new "ghostbusters" sequel. >> it reminded me of a movie i used to go see >> i'm not -- what is "ghostbusters" >> we should have told you i'll fill you in >> is it a -- >> it's a movie. >> oh. >> and thinking of rudd's "ant-man" blockbuster, we had to
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ask about super powers although maybe that was a mistake. >> if i had a special ability, it would be able to vomit on command. and i wouldn't feel the ill effects of it. i'd just be able to -- and get myself out of a situation. and i'm like, sorry, iuldn't have had the tuna salad. >> on that note -- >> and we're out of time >> oh. >> so, guys, this is all based on a true series or a true story. at one point, you see how this psychiatrist, played by paul rudd, has moved into his hampton home t he>> patient's home? >> yes >> and it just spins from there. so you know rudd and ferrell can be funny, but with this, you see their acting chops it pulls you in. it's pretty good the shrink next door hits apple tv plus today. i think you're going to like it. >> thank you coming up next, the rockefeller center christmas tree, the first from the state of maryland on its way here. >> yeah. in fact, we are going to meet
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we are back and we're on the eve of a big event around here rockefeller center, christmas tree getting here tomorrow morning. >> in the roots. for the first time in a 90-year tradition, this year's tree, a 79 foot tall norway spruce, hails from the great state of maryland >> and we got a chance to talk with the fair generously sharing their beloved tree with the world. >> three, two, one >> light it up >> it's the most wonderful time of the year when the holiday glistens from this iconic center of manhattan this year, visitors will be delighted to rock around the christmas tree this holiday season, it is their
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tree taking center stage >> we never thought a tree on our property would be selected for rockefeller center, nope, not in a million years >> for more than 30 years, high school sweethearts devin and shirley price have nurtured and cared for the dozens of trees around their home. they always appreciated the majesty of the big spruce, they were nonetheless taken aback when a stranger knocked at their door last month. >> we thought it was a salesman. >> rather, it was eric posey, head gardner for rockefeller center and the man in charge of scouting and selecting the 30 rock christmas tree. >> he said, hey, do you mind if i look at that beautiful norway spruce, you know, behind your house. i didn't know why, then, but i said sure, go ahead. he's sizing up the tree, takin pictures from all angles he said would you ever consider allowing this tree to go to new york city? i said honestly, i've never thought about it, but i guess
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so, yeah >> the prices shared the news with their adult kids, natalie and wesley, who grew up playing in the backyard by that tree >> they have a lot of fond memories, you know, growing up a lot of the neighborhood kids would come over and we would play under the trees >> it was natalie's husband, chris, a native new yorker who pushed the idea. >> i said to them, guys, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we have to say yes to this >> and so the price family decided to move forward with anticipation of a memorable road ahead. >> as a family, we've gone from, no, we can't let this tree go, to now we worry about it now we worry about how it survived the heavy storm or heavy rain or heavy wind so we're very excited to have it go to new york city. >> bittersweet sentiment for a cherished symbol of home >> we're excited and we're happy to share it with everyone. >> i was like, wow, something this significant is coming from our property, we grew it and cared for it all these years
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quite an honor >> and if you want to see that tree arrive -- >> i love that, by the way i wish it was happening this morning. >> guess who gets that honor >> peter >> peter and kristen will mark the arrival of the tree. we'll bring you the lighting ceremony, wednesday, december 1st. coming up next, we're cooking with the dalys steak quesadillas. come to mama but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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there's this feeling we chase... like someone upped the brightness on the entire world. like your body is super-charged, but your mind is super calm.
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it feels like 20/20 vision for your whole being. and we'll chase this feeling, until we can feel it... one. more. time. feel the hydrow high. we are back and we were getting ready for football carson and siri. and it's the chiefs versus the raiders. >> for the sake of the segment, we thought we would -- >> we're going to keep it even, yet. i didn't like bias, but this is
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for our friend, tammy, too so i have to give her a shoutout >> so for kc fans, these awesome because they're red and orange and the kc colors. but this is my friend cassie's recipe you're shouting the people out today, aren't you? >> gotta share the love. so these are stuffed peppers we're going to tart with some bread crumbs pour the parmesan cheese here. >> let me know when you get to the meat portion >> you can put sauce or not. for vegetarians, this is great you're going to -- >> hoda. she's a vegetarian this week >> this week i am. just this week >> you want to get it to a consistency where it will be -- >> these are mini peppers. i'm going to slice the top and you can use a paring knife or a small spoon >> if you want to do the big peppers, could you >> of course you can >> i'm trying to hurry >> you did great
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take your spoon and, like, really stuff it in there >> we get it let's go up to the meat. >> wait a minute >> bake it for like 20 minutes and it gets crispy and the filling oozes out and it's delicious. >> and then you cut them in half >> you don't have to, but you can. >> if the food is any indication of who is going to win this football game, it's going to be the las vegas raiders. >> stop it >> really nice >> we're going to make a plank steak quesadilla can i have that? >> this is flank you could do skirt, too. do you like skirt or flank >> i like skirt. >> we're going to marinate it first. this is some orange juice, some lime juice >> how long do you marinate it >> an hour, but you can do up to overnight. >> in the fridge >> yeah.
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>> and salt and pepper marinate that. carson will show you how to grill it >> what is this? you didn't do that >> it's pretty simple. just throw it on the grill not a lot to it here >> you marinate it overnight >> yeah. tailgate magic and the raiders >> have a big game, man. >> how long will this take, carsey >> like five minutes temperature check it it does have to rest, though the biggest thing about the plank steak is you have to let it rest. and cut it against the grain that's the most important part >> this is a fun part, too this is like viral tiktok sensation, how you can fold these quesadillas. make a little slice. we'll add the steak. divide this into fou quadrants, if you will >> but you seasonal slice the bottom half. got it >> this is cilantro and white onion, some salsa.
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and now watch. fold it into fours >> oh, that is cool. >> like this >> but wait, it's not over >> and it's like a pocket. how fun. >> and then -- >> now we're going to toast it very important >> this is really -- >> these are two winners >> both great. >> you're going to cook that until it gets golden and there you go >> do you cover it like grilled cheese >> i like to get the tortilla crispy, so i -- >> jackson, our son, has a signature move had he takes a scoop of cheese and puts it on top >> do you have a score prediction >> i just want the raiders to win, by hook, by crook, i don't care how we need to bounce back after that giants game let's go get them, raiders >> carsey, what are you talking about? >> bingo banjo >> we love you thank you so much. if you want these recipes, today.com/food
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chiefs/raiders right here on nbc. >> and guys, we can set the record straight on something we mentioned yesterday. we were cooking -- remember that garbage plate we were making he misspoke saying the iconic restaurant in rochester, new york, the landmark there, the nick tahoe, he mentioned that that restaurant was closed it's not so if you're in the area, go go there >> good news >> and it is great it's a great spot. go there, they're open for business if you're in the area, check out that original garbage place. stop by there and eat it we wanted to make sure tha good morning. 8:56. i'm marcus washington. grief counselors will be on hand for elementary students in san francisco. this is as a teacher steps away from campus. he was struck in a chain
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reaction crash, andre zieman. he not only worked at that school but attended as a student. the children had veterans day off as a holiday. the cause of the crash still under investigation. happening now our cierra johnson is going to be in a conference. this isn't our first flip. and sure, some renovations can require some compromise.
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live from studio 1 2kdz a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of toy "today." >> it's not justriday, it's fri-yay. in just a knew minutes, we are going to find out how nasa is building interest in science and technology by partnering with lego education. and nasa sending two small tiny astronauts to space for its next big mission.

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