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in our southern border that mexico will pay for. >> and former president bill esta edicion en su nuevo aviso. clinton takes aim at the gop y el antiguo presidente bill clinton apunta contra los republicanos mientras respalda a while on the stump for his wife. su esposa. creanlo o no, asusta un poco >> people run, an believe it or not, it's kind of scary this pero la mayoria de las personas year, but believe it or not, most everybody actually tries to trata de hacer lo que dicen que do what they say they are going to do when they are running. van a hacer cuando se postulan a go home. authorities in oregon ted armed la presidencia. vayanse a casa, las protesters that took over a autoridades en oregon les dicen government building wrap it up. a los manifestantes armados que asumieron el control de una municipalidad que se vayan a casa. es momento que se vayan de >> it's time for you to leave nuestra comunidad. our community. pero hasta ahora, el dia >> but on day four of the cuatro de la manifestacion, no standoff no sign that that group hay seales que desistan de sus intentos. is ready to back down. e historia en los angeles, no and l.a. story, not one, not two but three nfl teams apply to relocate to los angeles overnight. who will land a ticket to hollywood as the home towns of those teams looking to leave wonder where's the love today, tuesday, january 5th, 2016. tuesday, january 5th, 2016. tuesday, january 5, 2016. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and
studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a chilly tuesday morning. i saw the bank thermometer, had to do a double take this morning, 11 degrees here. >> 11 degrees and yet you have the feeling people waking up in st. louis, oakland and oakland. also feeling a bit of chill as their teams try to high tail it to los angeles. >> maybe it's the weather that's so alluring for l.a. >> let's get right to our top story. tens of millions waking up to the chilliest morning of the season, below freezing temps from the deep south all the way to maine, and al is feeling the chill out on our plaza. hey, good morning. >> i got caught off guard. i didn't have my coat. matt actually lent me this coat. >> the weather man didn't realize it was going to get cold this morning. >> wow, the headline is i can wear your coat! i never thought that would happen. anyway, hey, let's look at some video.
i mean, this is duxbury. they had -- that's route 3 and they got some ocean-effect snow came in. cars off the roads. big problems yesterday and the here. why? well, here it is. big area of high pressure now dominating bringing the winds out of the north. look at these current temperatures. it's 7 in buffalo. feels like 3 below and 5 below up in bangor. it feels like 6 below in boston, 16 in charleston and 13 in detroit. now, here's what we're looking at for today as far as high temperatures are concerned. it's going to feel like 16 in buffalo, 24 in new york city. 31 in charlotte. 33 in louisville. but here's the good news. this is the worst of it, all right. after tomorrow you'll see, again, temperatures still today in those way below normal temperatures, but then temperatures start to mild up. 39 in portland, 47 in new york
washington, d.c. and chicago looking at a temperature of 42, but let's not get cocky because even though it's going to be nice and mild next week, i hate to use these two words, polar vortex. >> i knew it. >> maybe by the end of next week, so we'll have the details coming up a little bit later. >> get your polar vortex fashion collection ready. can't wear matt's coats. >> i'm going to wear dylan dreyer's coats. >> see you in a couple of minutes. let's turn now to the presidential campaign and a new national poll offering a glimpse of where things stand in both the republican and democratic races. let's start with the gop and nbc national correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning. for republicans, 2016 is starting out a lot the same way 2015 ended, donald trump holding on to his significant lead. here you go, just out this morning, the latest nbc new survey monkey online poll shows trump nationally at 35%, 17
rubio you see there in third and perhaps as importantly trump supporters are more set on their pick than others. better than half of them saying they are not going to change their mind. >> but as long as i'm number one, we're talking about those polls. >> another full house for donald trump in massachusetts, packing them in and kicking more protesters out. >> get them out. bye, sweetheart. get them out, please. they remind me a little bit of hillary. they do. no energy, no stamina, no strength. >> i'm donald trump, and i approve this message. >> reporter: hours after trump's first ad hit the airwaves a fact check of his footage. politifact says that's not mexico, it's morocco, trump's campaign manager saying the edit was intentional telling nbc news, no, expletive it's not the mexican border but that's what our country is going to look like. the candidates on both sides picking up the pace, 60 stops in 48 hours across iowa and new
ted cruz with nbc's hallie jackson. republican candidate was attacking donald trump. today, every republican candidate is attacking me. >> reporter: the contenders now on a collision course as accusations fly over who is the real serious candidate. this from cruz's superpac arguing marco rubio is not ready to lead. >> i know i have a debate but i've got to get this fantasy football thing right. >> reporter: rubio staffers mocking cruz with his impressions of "the simpsons." >> release the hounds. excellent. >> reporter: and rick santorum highlighting cruz's dr. zeus reading on the senate floor. >> you want someone to read one hell of a bedtime story, ted cruz is your guy. if you want to protect america and defeat isis, rick santorum's your president. >> reporter: all right a mud pit of may he had with weeks to go. >> that's not all. you have marco rubio and chris christie exchanging shots, john kasich and marco rubio's
fray, as well. and as one analyst told me the only top tier candidate not caught in the cross fire right now is donald trump who once again goes almost untouched. matt and savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. >> democratic side, hillary clinton trying something new to brush off attacks from donald trump as former president bill clinton hits the campaign trail on his behalf. nbc's kristen welker is in sioux city this morning, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you, and secretary clinton is in a strong position today, according to our nbc news survey monkey online pot. she now leads bernie sanders nationally by 17 points, but the race gets a lot tighter in the early voting states, and now with former president bill clinton back in the game, the clintons are hoping to solidify her support. making his 2016 debut bill clinton is back on familiar turf, campaigning for his wife in new hampshire. clinton never mentioned donald trump by name but did take a not
to ban all muslims. >> we don't want to run away from the place we've been. america is a place that welcomes all people. >> reporter: the former president brushed off a barrage of attacks from donald trump carefully responding when asked by nbc's andrea mitchell about trump's tactics attacking clinton's own infidelity. >> the republicans will have to decide who they are going to nominate. >> reporter: for her part former secretary of state also now deflecting trump's attacks, this time charging her and president obama with creating isis. >> i've adopted a new year's resolution. i'm going to let him live in his alternative reality, and i'm not going to respond. >> reporter: the clintons are looking to divide and conquer, campaigning in separate swing states as she faces a tight battle with vermont senator bernie sanders and betting on president bill clinton's star power. despite missteps while changing for his wife in 2008 later emerging at barack obama's explainer in chief in 2012 and trying to help his wife lock up
>> i do not believe in my lifetime anybody has run for this job at a moment of great importance who was better qualified. >> reporter: 42nd president admits he doesn't recognize the gop of 2016. >> i watch the other guys debating, and i think, you know, i don't fit anymore. first of all, i'm a happy grandfather, and i'm not mad at anybody. >> reporter: now the former president also said on monday that he doesn't know what he would want to be called if hillary clinton does win the white house. he said the voting hasn't started yet, and he's superstitious. he will be campaigning here in iowa on thursday. meanwhile, hillary clinton caps off a two-day swing here today. savannah, matt, back to you. >> all right, kristen welker on the trail for us, thank you. mark halperin is the managing editor of "bloomberg politics.
>> happy new year. >> does seem like a new phase in the campaign where a lot of the candidates are taking the gloves off. got at tack ads. except not for donald trump, the front-runner. why does no one want to go after the front-runner in the race. >> he's so far ahead that the strategy they have all adopted is i'm going to be the last guy standing, the only one left against trump and one-on-one i can beat trump. it's a big risk but bigger risk is trying to take on trump in part because he's such an effective fighter. >> when you talk about strategy, mark, donald trump's strategy seems to be target hillary clinton and bill clinton. a lot of people as bill clinton hit the campaign trail wondering would he take the bait or hold his fire against trump and some of trump's comments. he didn't take the bait. do you think it's smart? >> he didn't take the beat and hillary clinton took the bail. i think clintons were surprised how quickly the discussion turned to bill clinton's life with donald trump saying things on any topic that no one else will say and i don't think clintons want this january as she's focused on beating bernie
iowa, they don't want this to be about clinton's past, they want it to be about the future and i think mr. trump learned a lesson to his advantage. if it's a clinton-trump general election that the clintons can be intimidated a little bit by donald trump as others have been. >> on the republican side we still have 12 candidates. i kind of break it into two races, the conservative race going on in the republican primary and the establishment race. who will emerge as the candidates in each of those lanes. who is looking good and who has momentum and who are we not talking about that we should be? >> donald trump has momentum. new television commercial we saw in peter alexander's piece, an aggressive events scheduled around the country and going after the clintons i think he's in good shape starting to spend his own money. ted cruz who we saw also there. ted cruz is aggressively out there. a state he can win iowa. get the calendar, you got to say where are you going to win? you can't be the nominee without winning. cruz has iowa. trump has basically the other 49. those two guys have momentum. the other guy's momentum is chris christie.
a contest that's a road race where the cars occasionally bump into each other to a demolition derby. in a demolition derby, chris christie, new jersey guy has a big, monster truck. and he's hitting people hard. other candidates are coming after him. >> we'll let you go on the monster truck analogy and hang hon because there's another big political story to talk about. president obama expected to deliver remarks this morning on the steps his administration is taking to curb gun violence. among them, the president hopes to expand the number of gun sales subject to background checks at gun shows and flea markets, sellers are often able to skirt the requirement. new federal guidelines would clarify the rules that apply to anyone in the business of selling firearms. president obama said the measures would be consistent with the second amendment and people's lawful right to bear arms. all right. mark, come on back. on one side you hear democrats saying these are bold new steps
you have donald trump out there saying watch out, soon you won't be able to get guns, but i want you to read something that a lobbyist, jennifer baker with the nra had to say. she said this is it, really? this is what they have been hyping for how long now? this is the proposal they spend seven years putting together? they are not really doing anything. >> two big issues here for the american public to think about. what can a president do on his own? he's not proposing legislation, using the kind of executive action he's used on immigration and others and a big debate the other is guns. will this be effective? some critics of what the president is doing is saying this is nothing, a waste of time. the nra lobbyist said that. donald trump and others saying this is too much and even the president, the attorney general says, you know what, we don't even really know how many people this will affect. the president wants to try to do something on this issue before he leaves office. he feels this is the best he can do with republicans in control of congress. >> it's admittedly modest, but then you can ask him the question what took him so long because he has the power with this pen for the last seven years? >> he's been wait, made a big effort for legislation after the
after what happened late last year and has tried again. this is what his administration has come up. he's a constitutional lawyer and thinks this passes constitutional muster. it will be challenged and even he knows it won't do as much as he would like to do and many people in this country will be opposed to these limited measures. >> thark thank you very much. nbc will have live coverage of the president's remarks later this morning on many of these stations. also this morning, the occupation of a federal wildlife refu in oregon by armed anti-government protesters. it's now in its fourth day, and the group is laying out new demands even as authorities look for a peaceful end to this standoff. nbc's joe fryer is in princeton, oregon this morning for us. joe, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the sheriff says this community will see more squad cars on the streets throughout the entire county after extra patrols were called in from across the state.
about what law enforcement plans to do next when it comes to dealing with the occupation. the siege now entering day four. those occupying a wildlife refuge in oregon received a strong message from the sheriff. >> it's time for to you leave our community. go home to your families and end this peacefully. >> reporter: the armed anti-government protesters are controlling buildings on the ground while keeping an eye on the land from a watch tower above. they call themselves citizens for constitutional freedom and feel the has too much control over western land. >> i've spoken to many ranchers in utah, in nevada, in arizona, and they are all feeling the same thing. they are all feeling this impression is coming down on them. >> reporter: they point to the case of ranchers dwight and steven hammond who reported to a california prison monday surrounded by family. >> the circumstances that we're in now are just unfathomable, and it's certainly an american tragedy. >> reporter: father and son were convicted of starting fires on
eastern oregon and already served time, but a judge ruled it wasn't enough so they are returning to prison. the hammonds are angry. they say they are not connected to what's happening at the wildlife refuge in oregon, an occupation that has closed schools for a week impacting much of this community. >> i've grown up here all my life, and i really can't believe it's happening. >> reporter: the leaders of the occupation say this won't end until the federal government gives up control of this land. we have learned they are planning to hold in other news conference coming up this morning at 11:00. matt and savannah? >> all right, joe fryer, thank you. >> a lot of eyes on the stock market this morning after a rough start to the year on wall street. the dow dropping 470 points at one point on monday. one point on monday. it was part of a massive global selloff. jim cramer is the host of cnbc's "mad money." happy new year. good to see you. >> happy new year. >> 276 at the end.
were you watching this unfold throughout the day it could have been a lot worse. what happened? >> very ugly, almost entirely related to china which fell 7%, the chinese shanghai market is a very big market and then it just stopped. the government shut it down, that scared everyone, including our own investors. >> china's been having manufacturing problems for a while this. isn't exactly shocking. why on this particular day does it is suddenly drop? >> the chinese changed some rules. it's a communist country and dictatorship. change rules like that. not really any sort of give or take with investors there so they put the rules through. they failed. the government pulled back. last night they were buying furiously to keep the market up. again, it's a dictatorship. they will buy to keep the stocks higher. >> jim, how many times have you told me as january goes, so goes the year. no, i'm kidding, you haven't said that to me, but it's a very common expression when people look at the stock market. is it true? >> historically there is evidence that indeed if the first day is really bad the rest will be bad, but i can tell you
because if the federal reserve is going to raise rates it will be a bad year. if the chinese market really collapses it will be a bad year. we just do nothing which i think is probably what happens it won't be a bad year so let's not make one 24-hour period the reason for what we do. >> you squirmed out of that really well. nice job. >> well done. >> jim, thank you very much. big news from the nfl overnight. three teams officially filed for relocation to the los angeles area. in an attempt to return pro football to the country's second largest market, the san diego chargers, the oakland raiders and the st. louis rams are all looking to make the move. the applications will be reviewed by league staff and three committees of owners that will meet here in new york a little later this week. after that all 32 owners will meet in houston next week and are expected to vote on whether to allow any of the teams to move. there are two stadium proposals in the works in the l.a. area. so let's get this right. you're one of these three teams. >> yeah.
l.a. you've got to go back to your fans. >> go back home. >> we didn't mean it. >> we love it here. >> fantastic. maybe they should have a playoff. >> yes, exactly. >> wow. >> crazy. >> what's going on -- is that matt's undershirt? >> my long johns. >> close, very close. anyway, let's show you what we've got happening has far as your weather around the country. we are looking at at least clear skies here in the northeast. look for some rip currents along the southeast and atlantic coasts. big el nino getting itself together, the strongest on record and we're going to look at a mess out west coming up in your next half hour. we'll get to your local forecast
seconds. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right. thank you very much. coming cup the attorney for the so-called affluenza teen speaks out as ethan couch's mother heads to court today. plus, an exclusive announcement from the film-makers behind the netflix documentary "making a murderer"
first, this is "today" on nbc. coming up, should you take part in dry january? the pros and cons of going alcohol-free for a month. >> okay. on the heels of mark zuckerberg's resolution to build a robot to run his home the advances that are already here to make your life easier. but first your local news and weather.
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percent of normal for this time of year. a year ago ... snowpack in the area was nearly half of what it is now ... at just 60 percent of normal. 3 (samantha)>> hydrologists also say most of our regions precipitation comes between october and march ... making snowpacks vital every winter. so if there isn't a good snowpack by april first ... experts say water supply will be short again this year.
3 ((bill)>> the obama 7:30 now on a chilly tuesday morning, the 5th of january, 2016. >> like four people in the crowd. >> these people are really braving the chilly weather here in new york. not a huge crowd, but a hardy crowd. by the way, here's something to warm them up. the tree is now staying up until saturday so if you're in the area, a couple more days to check it out. simply too cold. no one wants to take it down. >> i know. >> i haven't watered it in days.
the stories making news right now. >> reporter: the candidates on both sides picking up the pace. >> just about every republican candidate is attacking me. >> reporter: clintons are looking to divide and conquer. >> we don't get greater by engaging in hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. >> america is a place that >> reporter: can hillary win this one? >> sure, win here, sure. >> president obama is taking his most aggressive action on gun control to date. >> it will potentially save lives in this country. >> reporter: president will outline the first in a series of executive actions, bypassing congress in the process. >> we don't beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. we beat the bad guys by using our guns. >> reporter: horrifying moments on a california freeway. >> as soon as i heard it, i told everybody get inside. >> reporter: artyom gasparyan was shot after police chased him going in the wrong direction. >> the siege now entering day four.
protesters standing their ground on federal land. >> it's time for you to leave our community. >> i really can't believe it's happening. >> also this morning we've got some new developments in the case of the so-called affluenza teen. an attorney for ethan couch is now speaking out as the teen's mother heads to court today. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in mexico city. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. behind me is the immigration detention facility where ethan couch is waking up this morning and where he spent the past few days. later today his mexican attorney is expected to meet with him here to plan out their next move. >> okay. yeah, that's great. >> reporter: ethan couch's new attorney says his client's detention hasn't been a piece of cake. >> he's not at the four seasons right now. >> reporter: fernando benitez known here in mexico as the rock star attorney. >> i like rock music as much as the next guy, but i'm just an attorney like anybody else. >> reporter: who exactly has
who is paying you? >> well, that's something of a confidential nature. >> reporter: benitez is meeting with his client for the first time this morning. >> he's a young man, and inexperienced young man in a foreign country being detained. i think he's entitled to the same compassion as any other human being would in a similar situation. >> reporter: but there are those who disagree. couch has faced major public scrutiny since he drove drunk in 2013 causing a horrible crash that killed four people and injured nine. he got no jail time, just probation after the infamous affluenza defense. >> we would still like to see accountability. >> reporter: among those injured in the crash kevin mcconnell's then 12-year-old son lucas. >> it would mean a lot to the family members if there was any kind of remorse at all or even any acknowledgement, that you know, he took the life of their family member. there just hasn't been that.
couch, ethan's mother, will face a judge in los angeles today held on $1 million bail, she's charged with helping her son evade police by fleeing to mexico. her lawyer says she will not fight extradition back to texas. >> what do you say to the people who are angry that ethan couch has not been sent back to the u.s.? >> laws are not in place to deal with issues with popularity or opinion. >> just when the wound starts to heal a little bit, there's another development, and it just rips the bandage right off the wound again. >> reporter: fernando benitez says that as far as he knows his client has not broken any laws here in mexico. as for how long this deportation case could drag on, weeks, even months. benitez calls it speculation, but it could ultimately be up to ethan couch himself if he wants to return to texas, this deportation case could be over very quickly. matt and savannah. >> gabe gutierrez down in mexico city. gabe, thanks.
fascinating the country. a murder in wisconsin featured in the wildly popular netflix documentary called "making a murderer," a real life drama and it's sparking a nationwide debate now about the criminal justice system and natalie is following it for us. >> it's all the buzz. if you haven't seen the series, a warning, we may mention some plot spoilers. "making a murderer" has led to an online petition asking president obama to get involved and this morning the filmmakers behind the documentary are responding to the conversation they have started. truth is stranger than fiction. but the netflix documentary series, "making a murderer" asks, what is the truth? >> i've had a good life until all the trouble started. >> reporter: it's the story of wisconsin's steven avery who served 18 years in prison for rape, until he was exonerated by dna evidence. but just four years after his release he was convicted of murdering teresa halback in 2005. >> i didn't do it. >> who did? >> i don't know. >> reporter: an article about his case got the attention of filmmakers laura richardi and
>> it really was a question of how is the american criminal justice system functioning? is it delivering promises of truth and justice and we thought steven avery would be an amazing window through which to look at the system. >> reporter: the documentary casts doubt on some of the evidence used to convict avery in his murder trial. including the confession by avery's 16-year-old nephew co-defendant brandon dassey. >> who shot her in the head? >> he did. >> why didn't you tell that is? >> i didn't think of it. >> reporter: one of avery's attorneys at the murder trial tried to show that avery was framed by local law enforcement. >> the system that allowed his conviction on this evidence was a system that did not do honor to the basic precept of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. >> it ended the hands -- >> the case's prosecutor says the series left out significant
included in the trial saying in part that any claim avery was framed, quote, is irresponsible and inconsistent with the consideration of all the evidence presented. "making a murderer" comes on the heels of true crime serials. and hbo's the jinx. after renewed interest including the podcast a court allowed adnan sayed the opportunity to present evidence from a new witness and jinx subject robert durst was arrested for murder 15 years after the crime. his attorneys say durst is not guilty. in avery's case the filmmakers support any steps to bring justice and closure, particularly for the woman who was murdered. >> our goal going in was always to start a dialogue, and i'm to start a die loss, and i'm sure, you know, a piece of that dialogue is people's desire to have more information about what happened to theresa halback, and if somebody finds more information, i think that's a good thing. i think that's what she
>> so far all of avery's appeals at the state level have been denied. the manitowoc county sheriff's department calls the documentary definitely one-sided and said law enforcement was not allowed to comment on -- from their perspective during the filming of the series under a judge's orders. >> haven't even heard about this until about a week ago. >> december 18th, came out on netflix and it's been all the rage. >> now everybody's talking about it. people who say it's just captivating to watch. >> it really is. and it, it makes you question did the justice system really fail in this case. and we're going to be hearing from the filmmakers coming up a little bit later. >> that's right they're coming on live. and by the way they have a piece of news tied to the case that i think followers of this story will be interested in. carson's over in the orange room and this has a whole online life. >> you mentioned this yesterday. there's ten episodes of this on netflix. i watched the first one and so much going on in episode one you're like where can this thing possibly go? you're right, a lot of people online and a lot of celebrities are captivated as well.
ricky gervais, never mind an emmy or an oscar, "making a murderer" deserves a nobel prize. the greatest documentary i've ever seen. zach braff said don't start unless you've got ten hours free. don't throw anything at your tv in frustration. debra messing adding alec baldwin who's been very busy socially thanks for the recommendation, "making a murderer" is incredible. only on second episode. #binge begins. that's happening for sure. you have some time guys, dive in now. everybody's talking about it. >> i'm tempted. >> carson, you got me on "serial" last year. >> that's right. >> all right, al let's get a check of the weather. >> we're talking about el nino. this el nino is going to be tied for the strongest record, '97 and '98 was the strongest so far the jet stream has been up to the north where they have seen a lot of storms and now it's becoming more of a signature el nino, so stormy weather for southern california and the
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we're back now. 7:45 with more of something we touched on on monday. remember mark zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2016. he wants to build a robot or ai as he calls it to run his home. >> the facebook founder says he'll start by exploring technology that's already the there, and that's exactly what nbc's olivia sterns is doing. she's at the annual consumer electronics show in las vegas. olivia, al i'm surprised hasn't tackled you to try to get this assignment. he loves this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, here in las vegas the future is now. over the next few days more than 150,000 people will come streaming through the halls exploring 3,500 exhibits all showcasing the latest and greatest in technology, many of them introducing new products
and make your life just a little bit easier. from the front seat to your front door, the smart life is upon us. ideas that were once just for the movies. >> welcome home. >> reporter: are now reality. >> introducing the world's first family robot. say hi. >> reporter: imagine walking in the front door and being greeted by jibo. >> welcome home, eric. >> reporter: a new personal robot that can take pictures, read stories and maybe even bring the whole family together. hitting the ces floor today, or if you're looking for a programmable pet there's chip, a new type of family dog. it all comes on the heels of facebook founder mark zuckerberg's announcement that he'll spend 2016 building his own artificially intelligence personal assistant, one that can recognize his voice, control the lights in his home, even help him look after his new daughter.
>> jarvis, are you up? >> reporter: industry insiders say this technology isn't for everyone, but for some the future is already here. >> how many tablespoons are in 3/4 cup? >> reporter: amazon's echo, a voice-commanded device was one of the company's top selling items of the holiday. tesla creator elon musk, along with other tech entrepreneurs, recently invested $1 billion to create a nonprofit devoted to ai research. experts say artificial intelligence advances will touch nearly every aspect of daily life by 2025. while one poll says 51% of people agree that smart home technology will improve the quality of their life. as for the robots hitting the road, bmw gave us an exclusive first look at the new concept cars, including a new feature called the mobility mirror. hang it up at home and see what your day looks like all while your car is warming up.
route if i was linda, first drop amy at school, buy flowers for anna and then i end up at work in an hour and a half. >> reporter: and since it's also connected to your smartwatch it can simply park with the flick of a wrist. >> it's very easy, just doing a forehand into the parking space. >> reporter: so lots of new technologies all promising to make your household run a little more smoothly. for most of us the biggest challenge will be learning how these devices work and actually getting the software to talk to the existing products in your home but everybody here promises me everything is actually getting easier to use, and i can say it was actually quite a breeze just parking that beamer. >> that is cool. olivia, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> all good until you have to reboot your home. >> don't call them hal, whatever you did. >> just did the creeping line from that movie. >> no, i can't do that, dave. >> that freaked me out. >> just ahead -- >> i thought you had a truce on "pop start."
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today continues... it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, digital dilemma. do the photos you post online belong to you or are they fair game? we'll meet one blogger who found pictures of her kids being used on websites without her permission. what can be done to stop it from happening to you? then, where we belong. >> some people risk a lot, but they ended up exactly where they were meant to be, and if there's a voice inside of you talking to you, pay attention. >> hoda stops by with the
chronicles ordinary people who found extraordinary happiness by simply following that little voice in their head. i'm still jenny from the block >> plus, she's still jenny from the block. more of natalie's revealing conversation with jennifer lopez. >> that's been a learning curve. i mean, i've had some great loves. and i'm sure i'll have more. and we'll catch up with kirstie alley as she gets honest with her ongoing fight to stay lean and healthy, today, tuesday, january 5th, 2016. >> we're from surprise, arizona. >> and it's my 19th birthday. >> happy birthday, mom, in dallas, texas. i love you. >> celebrating 21 years in collier collierville, texas. >> we're from morgantown, west virginia. let's go mountaineers! >> one, two, three.
>> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." oh, my goodness. >> can i just say something. i really like you. >> i like you so much. >> hug me tighter. >> i've got hand warmers in my gloves. >> it's freezing out here. >> brisk. >> it is freezing. can i also say this mornings i said to al, going outside, i said you need a coat, no i've got this little puffer invest, it's fine. >> this doesn't faze al. this is nothing. >> wow. >> my goodness. >> so i'm wearing the matt lauer. >> exthere you go. >> very, very flattering. >> thank you. coming up, how cold can it get? one of the busiest men in all of show business ryan seacrest is here talking about the 15th and final season of "american idol." ahead of the premiere tomorrow night. love ryan. >> first let's go to natalie, inside, lick girl. come here. what's not to love? >> all right, good morning to you guys. we start off with socking brace this morning out of afghanistan. u.s. officials say american
suffered a casualty. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski joins us with more. what can you tell us. >> reporter: details a little bit sketchy, but a senior defense official tells news and the pentagon has now confirmed that at least one american service member has been killed and two others wounded perhaps in two separate incidents in southern afghanistan. according to the officials, u.s. special operations forces were conducting a counterterrorism operation when they came under heavy fire. a medevac helicopter on the way to rescue those soldiers then had to put down on the ground for mechanical failure. that helicopter also came under fire. so it's impossible to tell right now whether the casualties occurred during the counterterrorism operation or some may have occurred in that helicopter when it went down and was then attacked. this all comes at a time when the pentagon confirms that the taliban now controls more
afghanistan, natalie. >> jim miklaszewski, thanks so much from the pentagon. president obama is announcing executive actions today to curb gun violence. he's been frustrated by his failure to get new gun laws through congress despite what he calls a source of gun violence -- a scourge of gun violence. the administration will clarify exactly who qualifies as a gun dealer, will expand background checks for sales at flea markets, online and at gun shows. president obama will also ask congress for $500 million to improve mental health care. with less than a month until the iowa caucus, our new poll has donald trump holding on to his huge lead. the nbc news survey monkey online poll shows trump with 35%, nearly doubling texas senator ted cruz and well ahead of marco rubio. halve half of trump supporters are absolutely certain they will vote for him. trump played to a packed house in massachusetts on monday as protesters were escorted out. trump joked that they remind him
had no energy, no stamina and no strength. as for the democrats, our new poll also has hillary clinton leading bernie sanders by 17 points nationwide. her husband made his solo 2016 campaign debut on monday working votes in new hampshire for his wife. he refused to mention donald trump by name, but he did criticize his plan to bar muslims from entering the country. hillary clinton, who is in iowa today, accused trump of living in his, quote, alternative reality. the former south carolina police officer charged with urd inner for killing an unarmed man who was running away has been released on became. michael slager will be held under house arrest after posting $2100,000. back in april he pulled over driver walter scott allegedly for a broken thal light. video from a bystander shows a brief struggled followed by the officer shooting scott in the back. he later told investigators scott had tried to grab his stun
huge slabs of ice and snow caught pedestrians in turkey off guard when they fell from the roof of a mosque on monday. a security guard captured the drama. several people were buried by the sidewalk avalanche and two people were injured. bystanders helped dig out the videos. let's turn to a parenting story. >> this is bizarre. a blogger from texas fighting back after discovering her photos were being used on other websites without her permission. hoda is here with more hon that. hoda, good morning. >> hi, guys. to post or not to post. a question for digital age. a lot of minennials may not think twice about it but when it comes to parents and their kids it's a whole other ball game. it was something jennifer never expected to see. >> little sign. >> her children, part of a lovely family on a fan website for "scandal." >> i thought it was kind of funny and creative, but at the same time, you know, of course,
like my kids' faces are out there again. >> jennifer is a proud mom of two adorable kids and writes about them in her blog, babymakingmachine.com. it wasn't the first time pictures of her kids were used without her permission. >> a stock photo website had a picture of my family and then a church flyer. someone were e-mailed me in south carolina and like snapped a picture of a flyer at their church. there was a picture of my family on it. >> jennifer is not alone this. dad's fun picture with his son went viral scene by millions around the world, even edited. another family discovered their kids in an ad promoting malaysian tourism, all without permission.tourism, all without permission. we live in a world where information and images can be shared instantly. >> there's a vast sort of infinite warehouse of imagery that people have become used to searching and using as they will. people feel entitled now that anything that exists on the web in some sense belongs to them.
sure this doesn't happen to you? experts say once you take a photo you own it, and you can take steps to help prevent someone else from using it. limit postings to social media sites with privacy settings like facebook or instagram. you can right click and disable the save function on images you post and search google to find out who used your picture and request they take it down. most sites do it quickly. jennifer says that strategy has always worked for her. bottom line, it's still the wild west online, and some experts say the only way to win the game is not to play. >> people should always be aware that anything you post online could potentially fall into the wrong hands or not even necessarily the wrong hands. people could also just very innocently see it and say oh, i like that. i want to the do something with that. >> sharing feltos can help you stay in touch and see your loved ones growth. jennifer won't stop, but she
story she can help others. >> maybe we just need more awareness of what you should and shouldn't do, especially with other people's pictures of their kids. >> something all parents need and all of us need to think about. the rule of thumb, when you're posting something on instagram, think about you have to really want to post it. i have a picture i really want to post, put it on my instagram account and then bam. no, not that one. nobody wants that pic. >> going to the salon after this. >> you got t.bam. >> all right, guys. >> nothing we haven't seen before, right? >> coming up, more of natalie's revealing conversation with jennifer lopez. this morning her beauty secrets. what life has taught her about happiness and love and the end of "american idol." speaking of that, ryan seacrest is here with his thoughts, and he'll help us to the woman in the mid-90's showstopper...
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oh yeah. one bottle has the grease cleaning power of two bottles of this bargain brand. a drop of dawn and grease is gone. ladies and gentlemen, 8:14, put your hands together for ryan seacrest. >> yeah. >> good morning, good morning. happy new year. >> a lot of guys around this table. >> you know what we're doing here?
>> perfect. >> we do it every day this time. >> talk about the items that are trending. anybody here ever take part in dry january? >> no. >> i thought about it this january. i need it. >> i think we all say we're going to. >> and by today or tomorrow we quit. >> i call it dryish january, a little more dry than december. >> i call it dry first monday of january and then i'm usually off it. any way, a term used when you abstain from january for the entire month of the first month of the new year and there are some pros and cons in partaking. okay. here you go. pros. it can help you lose weight. taking a break from alcohol revitalizes your liver, carson. >> boring. >> or you sleep better when you abstain from alcohol. ryan, you ready for some of the cons. >> i can't imagine what the cons are. >> cutting out alcohol cold turkey can actually increase the consumption once that month has ended because you make up for it. >> pregnancy does that, too. just a little tip from me to you. >> one month doesn't make the health benefits last.
from drinking. what is an appropriate amount of drinking in your opinion? >> for what period of time. >> for people who work like us? >> start at 5:15 and finish by 6:14. >> do you have a drink a night, a glass of red wine? >> savannah and i mission four days off, three days on. friday, saturday, sunday. >> carson? >> i'll have that glass of wine while i'm trying to figure out what cocktail i'm going to order. >> enough said. >> now on to something that's already a bit of a relic, a pay phone. want to show you an almost live shot of it. there it is. 48th street, a pay phone people. honestly, there still are some and if you don't know what this is, you used to use it to make phone calls with a dime or a quarter. >> when is the last time you used a pay phone. >> >> i just text, matt. >> in new york city they have decided once and for all to get rid of the pay phones and
spots. 7,500 hot spots will be up and running early next year. the wi-fi will be free to the public. now how many stories have we done, matt, where it says never join the free public wi-fi? >> what are they saying on that? >> what do we do in. >> the city says information could be harvested for advertising. >> there you go. >> the data will remain anonymous and encrypted. you feel better? >> i go for a charging station. >> that's a good idea. >> but then have you to stand there. >> and there will be charging stations. >> ryan would look like a guy who would have had one of the first shoe phones like maxwell phone. >> i did have the gord owen gecko brick phone. >> felt cool with that. >> time to get the scoop on "american idol" from ryan and el help back to her old antics in the new year. >> let's do it. "american idol," 15th and final season, unbelievable. chat with you about that. it's become a huge part of american couple tour.
we hear that this week we've got a rapper from chicago. >> yeah. this guy that may have a bright future comes in. his wife who is pregnant is standing outside the door and he went for the audition. >> okay. let's take a look at that. >> what are you going to do for us today? >> i just wanted to do something original. >> take too much to touch you from what i heard you got a baby by busta i don't care what none of you all say i still love "idol." >> you're good. >> he gets to go to vegas. >> first "american idol" and then presidents maybe. what does it feel like for you, what a huge part of your life. >> i can't imagine life without going on the auditions every summer and doing the shows for months afterwards. >> what will you do? >> i don't know. i'm looking for something.
will i do, just sort of thinking about that last episode, the last night, the final time we that will be. i love this show. i really love what it did and does and did for me too. >> you don't have to be dip matic. in your opinion who is the biggest star who came out of the show, carrie underwood? >> kelly clarkson. >> kell, too, but i just was on newyear's with carrie and she's a superstar, she really is. so i take carrie. >> can you tell in the auditions, i mean, if you were keeping your own secret ballot at home this person is going. >> initially i couldn't, but after all the however many people we see i can now. >> yeah. >> and i'm pretty in tune with what the judges think. either have it our don't. >> what more can we look forward to in the final season? >> we're going to bring back -- we've invited all the original judges to come back. >> that's fun. >> show that will be a lot of fun. also slom of the past winners will come, too. we'll be focusing on the competition but also nostalgia. >> so many judges coming and
years not thinking of doing it. ever a season where they maybe lost you as a host? >> never ever. it's so great for me. i can say it now. i couldn't have said it then. >> everybody talks about the judgments, but i think, you, my friend, are one of those people underappreciated on that show because you are the glue that hold them all together. >> thank you very much. >> job well done. >> kudos. >> and not just hosting, produces and makes all his hone clothes literally, the clothing line. really done amazing things. congratulations. >> and rio with us. >> fun coming up. >> one more item here in "pop start." ellen degeneres, a new year and ellen that means a whole new slate. last year there was a series of pranks, you'll recall with ellen and matt and the two had come to what we thought was a truce but it appears maybe ellen has broken that truce. take a look. >> i made a resolution in 2015 i was not going to mess with matt lauer anymore and instead i'm
interviewing ideal. hello from the other side >> i never said this to a woman sitting across from me but can i hold your hand for a second. can i see the other. >> so i guess the war is back on. just like that. what are you going to do now? >> i have no idea. i'm going back to billboards apparently. i'lling if something out. >> the cutaway of her face. they find those moments. >> i think i actually asked her a really weird question. >> was the hand thing real. >> i did ask to hold her hand to see tattoo she has of her child. >> like what is that moisturizer?
good to see >> and that is your latest weather. >> by the way, ryan's got yet another project. he's the ep, executive producer, he's got "american idol" and also "shades of blue." you talked to jennifer lopez the star. >> great new show starring jennifer lopez, of course, and opened up about the impact on her career and what she's learned about love through the years and her new show as we mentioned right here hon nbc. >> provided your cooperation leads to convictions we'll grant you full immunity and even recommend that you keep your pension. >> want to throw had a little something to sweeten the pot, say my self-respect. >> jennifer lopez stars in the new nbc drama "shades of blue."
>> you have no idea what it takes to be a good cop. >> i found it very difficult to play harley because she lies a lot, and it made me realize what it would be like to live had a life where you're kind of living a double life and lying all the time. >> lopez plays the role of holly santos, a single mother and brooklyn detective who becomes an fbi informant against her own unit. >> grit, intense, the choices she makes to be able to help her daughter go to college and do what single moms do and the sacrifices. >> absolutely. her motivation is totally clear. >> yeah. >> i'm going to do whatever i have to to protect my daughter and be with my daughter and make sure she sees okay and safe. what she does to do that is super, you know, kind of controversial. it was challenging. it was great for me as an actress to come back and do something like that. >> the role comes as lopez says farewell on the final season. "american idol" this year.
>> oh, sorry. >> i imagine this has to be bittersweet. >> i had had a moment where i really realized like, wow, this is it. it's over. it's been a big part of my life and a very special part of my life. >> from television and film to music, to fashion, lopez has created an empire worth a reported $300 million. you seem to have it all now. i think the one area that you said you've struggled in the past was your love life. >> yeah. >> do you have any regrets? >> no. >> are you happy now where you are? >> i am happy. i'm happy now because i feel like with or without a relationship i'm happy. someone can add to your happiness, but that's not what's going to make you happy and hi to get happy on my own. it's been a learning curve. i've had some great loves and i'm sure i'll have more. >> do you ever see yourself getting married again? >> maine. i love getting married. i really want to get married in a church with a big dress.
looks nothing less than flawless. you seem to reverse age, if that's even possible. >> thank you. >> i mean, you look more stunningly beautiful now than you've ever looked. >> thank you. >> what are your secrets? >> i never took sun when i was younger, i wasn't a drink, didn't smoke, but i feel like at the core it's how you feel inside and who you are inside kind of shows on your face, and i always used to hear this saying like until you're about 25 or 30 you get the face that god gave you and after that you get the face that you deserve, and i always kind of thought, well, i better be nice. >> the once fly girl continues to break down barriers for women. you've created such an incredible empire and you've really been such a ground breaker for so many women, latinas also. what do you think your legacy will be? >> i hope that it's that you can do whatever you want to do, that -- don't let people put you
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is because it's cold. >> we're sorry. >> it's so cold. >> we were geared up. >> what were you doing? >> what were you doing? >> we were talking about how cold it is and all of a sudden i heard you say welcome back, everybody and we better get out. >> every day this time we get out and start this half hour. nice to have you with us. >> thank you, thank you, good morning. coming up, a success story all on her own. hoda stopped by and talking about the release of her third book chronicling the bold move of ordinary people in their pursuit of happiness. >> plus, we're catching up with one of our favorites around here, kirstie alley who is here. she looks better than ever. >> awesome. >> unbelievable. first, al, a check of your forecast. we'll stay for the whole thing. >> will you really? >> no. >> i didn't think so. >> let's show you what's happening for today. it's going to be a snowy, wetty -- snowy wet day out west and an icy mix in northern texas. look for brutally cold
northeast and the mid-atlantic coast. snow in the upper great lakes and wet weather down through texas. look at how that expangs of snow back through the cascades, the rockies and the inner mountain region and the forecast for the golden globes. sunday, 3:00. 12 pacific time, partly sunny and 55. by 8:00 in the evening, start of the thing, partly cloudy. temperature of 64. it looks like it should be dry for all the famous people walking the red carpet. that's what's going on around
here's what's happening -- wait, >> and that is your latest weather. savannah. i'm going to join you. >> come on down, al. it's nice and toasty in here. it is day two of our month long start today series to help you kick off the new year right and this morning we're talking to all of you resolving to get fit in 2016. jenna bush hager is here to take the journey with us. and we're going to leave those executions behind, really in. >> i'm going to try. >> bub i'm tired. >> but i have two kids. >> yes. >> you know what it's like as a new mom. seems like you never have time to get to the gym so instead of simply resolving to lose weight which i promise myself i'll never do again i'm spending the month talking with the best and the brightest in the fitness world about how to get in shape and state motivated. >> when it comes to getting into shape, it's often the excuses, not the pounds, that weigh us down the most. as much as i try to get to the
my goal of getting there a little harder. so as a start today rookie i needed a guru and who better than a fellow mom and a fellow jenna, wolf, that is. last january she helped self-proclaimed jim hater and carb lover jeff rossen drop 15 pounds, with some sweat and four guidelines. drink 20 sips of water in the morning, start a food diery. walk 10,000 steps a day and cut simple carbs after 6:00 p.m. tips that are now in jenna's new book, "thinner in 30" inspired by her own quest to lose weight after becoming a mom. >> i looked in the mirror and it was an unrecognizable person. i was always of the mindset, i'll lose all the weight in one day and get right back in shape in one day and now for the first time it wasn't going to happen in one day, it was going to take time. >> after the second baby i have no time so i feel like change is scary and i feel like a lot of moms probably feel that way. a lot of people probably feel
>> it's terrifying. it's absolutely terrifying. we fail to remember that we didn't gain all this weight in a day. we can't lose all the weight in a day >> so she came up with the book "30 day plan," one simple change each day which i got a sample of. show yourself. it's possible to move when you don't have time to go to the gym, whatever it is, can you do it on an airplane. >> even in an elevator. >> hopefully nobody enters. >> we eat fast. we move foot of. i want you to spend this month chewing each bite of food 20 times. now your appetite is catching up to where your brain is and you're realizing you're full because you'll save calories per meal. >> if i thought jenna wolfe will let me escape with some food-chewing dips i was sorely mistaken. here's the deal. those are the first couple of tips. we'll jump ahead and change ten is to do a 20-minute workout three times a week.
told you this. i don't have the time. i'm overwhelmed. i'm going back to work. i have these two kids. what do i do. give 20 minutes, even when your baby is taking a nap. >> even when your baby is taking a nap. >> hold that stomach nice and tight. engage your core. >> this doesn't look hard but it is. >> squeeze your gluts ever time up. feels better than it looks. >> looks had a little strange. >> nine, nine. >> why do you say nine twice? >> right where momma made me. >> this is the jenna before and after. >> got to find a way to do as much as can you with the life that you currently have, and if it means working out on the go or while you're warming a baby bottle up or doing laundry, whatever it is. if you can do three minutes at a time a couple times a day, still 1,000 times better than doing nothing. >> i love the slow-mo workout shoots. jenna squeeze your glutes many with us and author the "thinner 30". >> and to our other 30.
her abs hager. >> it's a great tip for everybody. >> both of you, me, too, all had babies and then you find yourself trying to get back into shape. what was the hardest for you, jenna, because we all thought you came back and looked like you always do in. >> no heard. it's discipline. combining the way you eat and move. it's not one or the other. it's one and the other. >> someone says it takes nine months to put it on. takes nine months to take it off. >> pommy is four months. trying to figure out how to be a mom which jenna gave me advice on, how to be a mom for two and still take care of myself and that's okay. she says you've got to put yourself first and that's a hard thing to do. >> recently found out that some people have three babies which i can't even imagine. two is driving us up the wall, but you have to work with what you have. >> got three takeaways. >> that's what you need to work with. i narrowed it all down to three good takeaways of number one is reward yourself. a great way to do things.
if i skip dessert three times this week or if i get to the gym four times this week or if i do 100 push-ups in a day i'll get a non-food-based reward, a ma sam, ipod that i wanted to buy, something i don't really afford. studies show if you make a deal burst, if you reward yourself with things, you're more anti-to go out and do it and work out and do the things you wanted to do. >> do you have another one? >> yes, the second tip. super strict planning. open up the phone, meeting, take the kids to school, conference calls. put workout in there. want to hang out at 3:00, have something at 3:00. that's when you'll work out. stick to it and you'll do it. >> lastly? >> anything is better than nothing. five minutes over the course of a couple of times a day like we talked about in the piece. if you don't have 60 minutes a day, better than nothing and when you get to the day when you do have a full 60 minutes you're not having to start from scratch. do these three things a lot with everything else in the book and
>> a bagel for breakfast, day's over. i'll just start january 1st. >> and i would reward myself with a big thing of ice cream. not the thing. >> non-food-based. >> jenna bush hager. >> jenna wolf, author of "thinner 30" and get more advice on today.com and tomorrow ways to tackle revamping your mind and coming up, hoda, and her new labor of love. might inspire you to make a change. and kirstie alley here with
good to see you. >> good morning, realizings that i'm wearing a similar outfit. this must be my go-to dress. >> exactly. >> what i loved about each and every story in this book is the courage people had to switch giarrusso we're going to tell you a story of a couple who took a sharp turn at age 51 surprising even themselves. if you don't like how things are done, change it. you're not a tree. you have the ability to totally transformer area in your life, and it all begins with your very own power of choice. this is a book about people who make choices. they said, you know what. i'm actually going to shift everything and try to go this way, and i think because the path of least resistance is the easiest way tonight. i think these people are braver than that. so when i met the couple who adopted kids later in life, you think, wow, maybe that's something. like they did that and they say they couldn't imagine what their
>> this whole notion of being a father was something that i had considered but i had considered it in a negative sense, that it was just something i wasn't going to do because i didn't think i was suited for it, and so for me to be able to look over the fence at a place like haiti and consider this idea of becoming a father at 51 was a radical departure from what i thought was my normal or what i wanted. i remember walk into my very first orphanage. when i was in the midst of that orphanage and then even walking away from that orphanage there was this -- this -- this voice, this thing saying do something. now, at the time i wasn't exactly sure what the something was, but the obvious do something was to adopt one or two or in our case three of these children. >> i believe that we are exactly
this -- everything in my past, in craig's past, even in our children's past, was shaped for where we are right now. >> i like living here because i have a loving family, a brother, a sister, a mom, a dad. >> an orphanage and a home is really different. here you get to experience, you know, love with your family, and they are always building you up. >> i'm thankful for a roof over my head, loving and giving family. a brother and sister, mom and dad, and -- and all the support i get. >> when you watch these people and what they have done with their lives and the risks they have taken, you realize that sometimes it's high-risk, high reward, you know. some people risk a lot, but they ended up exactly where they were meant to be. if there's a voice inside of you
pay attention. >> and the cool thing, you guys, about everybody in this book, some are everyday people like the juntenuns and some celebrities and they all took a ring. you all want to change things and it makes you feel that way. >> we all think about it. >> yeah. >> and just to actually get off your butt and do it takes, as >> it does. >> hand a lot of people are changing jobs, and they said if you're afraid to switch jobs because you have a mortgage and all these things they said put 10% of your time and 10% of your money towards the thing you love, and little by little you might be able to head in that direction but you can put your toe in the water. >> what is the voice in my head saying right now. >> don't drink. >> take a drink! mr. >> thank you, hoda. >> congrats on the book. again it's called "where we belong. "up next, a return to where everybody knows her name. we're going to talk to kirstie alley about her personal achievement that led to a mini
this is "today" on nbc. 8:47. we're back with emmy winning actress kirsty ally. since her breakout role on "cheers" three decades ago, she's been a very familiar face on television and in the movies. she's also waged a very public battle with her weight, a struggle she is now winning. kirstie, good morning, happy new year. >> good morning. >> you know you were here exactly a year ago today. >> try to come and visit you love of their life. a number of those people are here today. they can tell you some stories. in this room right here, there are a lot of stories. there is a lot of heartache. there a lot of resilience, a lot
lot of pain. and this is just a small sampling. the united states of america is not the only country on earth with violent or dangerous people. we are not inherently more reason to violence. but we are the only advanced country on earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. it doesn't happen in other advanced countries. it's not even close. and as i said before, somehow we've become numb to it and we
normal. and instead of thinking about how to solve the problem, this has become one of our most polarized partisan debates. despite the fact that there is a general consensus in america about what needs to be done. that's part of the reason why on thursday i'm going to hold a town hall meeting in virginia on gun violence. because my goal here is to bring good people on both sides of the issue together for an open discussion. i'm not on the ballot again. i'm not looking to score some points. i think we can disagree without impugning other people's motives or without being disagreeable. we don't need to be talking past one another.
of urgency about it. in dr. king's word, we have to feel the urgency of now. because people are dying. and the constant excuses for inaction no longer do. no longer suffice. that's why we're here today. not to debate the last mass shooting, but do something to try to prevent the next one. [ applause ]
americans, even if our voices aren't always the loudest or most extreme, we care enough about a little boy like daniel to come together and take common sense steps to save lives and protect more of our children. now, i want to be absolutely clear at the start. i've said this over and over again. this also becomes routine. there is a ritual about this whole thing that i have to do. i believe in the second amendment. it's there written on the paper. it guarantees a right to bear arms. no matter how many times people try to twist my words around, i
know a little bit about this. i get it. but i also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the second amendment. i mean, think about it. we all believe in the first amendment, the guarantee of free speech. but we accept that you can't yell "fire" in a theater. we understand there are some constraints on our freedom in order to protect innocent people. we cherish our right to privacy, but we accept that you have to go through metal detectors before being allowed to board a plane. it's not because people like doing that. but we understand that that is
civilized society. and what is often ignored in this debate is that a majority of gun owners actually agree. a majority of gun owners agree that we can respect the second amendment while keeping an irresponsible law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale. today background checks are required at gun stores. if a father wants to teach his daughter how to hunt, he can walk into a gun store, get a background check, purchase his weapon safely and responsibly. this is not seen as an infringement on the second amendment. contrary to the claims of what some gun rights proponents have suggested, this hasn't been the
slope to mass confiscation. contrary to claims of some presidential candidates apparently before this meeting, this is not a plot to take away everybody's guns. you pass a background check, you purchase a firearm. the problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. a violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the internet with no wrakbackground check, no questions asked. a recent study found that about 1 in 30 people looking to buy guns on one website had criminal records. 1 out of 30 had a criminal record. we're talking about individuals convicted of serious crime, aggravated assault, domestic violence, robbery, illegal gun possession. people with lengthy criminal
and this was just one website within the span of a few months. so we've created a system in which dangerous people are allowed to play by a different set of rules than a responsible gun owner who buys his or her gun the right way and subjects themselves to a background check. it doesn't make sense. everybody should have to abide by the same rules. most americans and gun owners agree. and that is what we tried to change three years ago after 26 americans, including 20 children, were murdered at sandy hook elementary. two united states senator, joe manchin, a democrat from west virginia, and pat toomey, a republican from pennsylvania, both gun owner, strong defenders
both with a-grades from the n rchl a ra, that's hard to get, work together in good faith and consulting with folks like our vice president, who has been a champion on this for a long time, to write a common sense compromise bill that would have required virtually everyone who buys a gun to get a background that was it. pretty common sense stuff. 90% of americans supported that idea. 90% of democrats in the is that the senate voted for that idea. but it failed. because 90% of republicans in the senate voted against that idea. how did this become such a partisan issue? republican president george w. bush once said i believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere to make sure guns
people that shouldn't have them. senator john mccain introduced a bipartisan measure to address the gun show loophole saying we need this amendment because criminals and terrorists have exploited and are exploiting this very obvious loophole in our gun safety laws. even the nra used to support expanded background checks. and by the way most of its members still do. most republican voters still do. how did we get here? how it we get to thedid we get to the place where requiring a comprehensive background check means taking away people's guns? each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that common sense reforms like background checksbackground check means taking away people's guns? each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that common sense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre. or the one before that.
so why bother trying. i reject that thinking. [ applause ] we know we can't stop every act of evil in the world, but maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one agent of violence. some of you may recall that at the same time that sandy hook happened, a disturbed person in china took a knife and tried to kill with a knife a bunch of
but most of them survived. because they didn't have access to a powerful weapon. we maybe can't save everybody, but we could save some. just as we don't prevent all traffic accidents, but we take steps to try to reduce traffic accidents. as ronald reagan once said, if mandatory background checks could save more live, it would be well worth making it the law of the land. the bill before congress three years ago met that test. unfortunately, too many senators failed theirs. [ applause ] in fact we know that background checks make a difference.
requiring pack groundbackground checks and gun safety courses, gun deaths decreased by 40%. 40%. [ applause ] meanwhile since missouri repealed a law requiring comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, gun deaths have increased to an almost 50% higher than the national average. one study found unsurprisingly that criminals in missouri now have easier access to guns. and the evidence tells us that in states that require background checks, law-abiding americans don't find it any harder to purchase guns whatsoever. their guns have not been confiscated, their rights have not been infringed. and that is just the information we have access to. with more research, we could further improve gun safety just as with more research, we've
enormously over the last 30 years. we do research when cars, food, medicine, even toys harm people so that we make them safer. and you know what, research finds those are good things, they work. [ applause ] they do. but think about this. when it comes to an inherently deadly weapon, nobody argues deadly. weapons that kill tens of thousands of americans every year, congress actually voted to make it harder for public health experts to conduct research into gun violence. made it harder to collect data and facts.
[ applause ] i want to be clear, congress still needs to act. the folks in this room will not rest until congress does. because once congress gets on board with common sense gun safety measures, we can reduce gun violence a whole lot more. but we also can't wait. until we have a congress that is in line with the majority of americans, there are actions within my legal authority that we can take to help reduce gun violence and save more lives. actions that protect our rights
after sandy hook, joe and i worked together with our teams and we put forward a whole series of executive actions to try to tighten up the existing rules and systems that we had in place. but today, we want to take it a step further. so let me outline what we'll be doing. number one, anybody in the business of selling firearms must get a license and conduct background checks or be subject to criminal prosecutions. [ applause [ it didn'toesn't matter whether you're doing it over the internet or a gun show. it's not where you do it, but what you do.
checks to cover violent criminals who try on buy some of the most dangerous firearms by hiding behind trusts and corporations and various cutouts. we're also taking steps to make the background check system more efficient. under the guidance of jim comey and the fbi and our deputy director at atf, we'll hire more folks to process applications faster and we'll bring an outdated background check system into the 21st century. [ applause ] and these steps will actually lead to a smoother process for law-abiding gun opener s owners, a smoother process for gun dealers and stronger process for protecting the public from
so that's number one. number two, we will do everything we can to ensure the smart effective enforcement of gun safety raws that are already on the books. which means that we will add 200 more than atf agents and investigator, we will require firearms dealers to report more lost or stolen guns on a timely basis, we're working with advocates to protect victims of domestic abuse from gun violence where too often -- [ applause ] -- where too often people are not getting the protection they need. number three, we will do more to help those suffering from mental illness get the help that they need. so high profile mass shootings tend to shine a light on those few mentally unstable people who inflict harm on other, but the
three gun deaths are from suicides. so a lot of our work is to prevent people from hurting themselves. that's why we made sure that the affordable care act, also known as obamacare, finally -- [ applause ] -- under that law made sure that treatment for mental health was covered the same as treatment for any other illness. and that's why we will invest $500 million to expand access to treatment across the country. [ applause ] it's also why we'll ensure that federal mental health records are submitted to the background check system and remove barriers that prevent states from reporting relevant information. if we can continue to destigmatize mental health issues, get folks proper care,
check system, then we can spare more families the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. and for those in congress who so often rush to blame mental illness for mass shootings, as a way of a voiding action on guns, here is your chance to support these efforts, put your money where your mouth is. [ applause ] number four. we're going to boost gun safety technology. today many gun injuries and deaths are the result of legal guns that were stolen or misused or discharged accidentally. in 2013 alone, more than 500 people lost their lives to gun accidents and that includes 30 children younger than five years old. in the greatest most technologically advanced nation on earth, there is no reason for this. we need to develop new
if we can set it up so you can't unlock your phone unless you got the right fingerprint, why can't we do the same thing for our guns. [ applause ] if there is an app that can help us find a missing gsing tablet, which happens to me often the older i get, if we can do it for your ipad, there is no reason we can't do it with a stolen gun. if a child can't open a bottle of aspirin, we should make sure that they can't pull a trigger on a gun. [ applause ] right?
research, we're going to work with the private sector to update firearms technology. some gun retailers are already stepping up by refusing to finalize a purchase without a complete background check or by refraining from selling automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, and i hope more retailers and manufacturers join them because they should care as much as anybody about a product that now kills almost as many americans as car accidents. i make this point because none of us can do this alone. i think mark made that point earlier. all of us should be able to work together to find a balance that declares the rest of our rights are also important. second amendment rights are important. but there are other rights that
and we have to be able to balance them. because our right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to christians in charleston, south carolina. and that was denied jews in kansas city. and that was denied muslims in chapel hill. and sikhs in oak creek. they have rights, too. [ applause ] our right to peaceful assembly, that right was robbed from movie-goers in aurora and la fayette. our unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, those rights were
it is in san bernardino and from high schoolers in columbine. and from first graders in newtown newtown. first graders. and from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun. every too many time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. and by the way, it happens on the streets of chicago every day.
so all of us need to demand a congress brave enough to stand up to the gun lobby's lie, all of us need to stand up and protect its citizens. all of us need to demand governors and ledge latsgislators and businesses do their part to make our community safer. we need the wide majority of responsible gun owners who grieve with us every time this happens and feel like your views are not being properly represented to join with us to demand something better. [ applause ] and we need voters who want safer gun laws and who are disappointed in leaders who stand in their way to remember
[ applause ] some of this is just simple math. yes, the gun lobby is allow and it is organized in defense of making it effortless for guns to be available for anybody anytime. the rest of us have to be just as passionate, we have to be just as organized in defense of our kids. this is not that complicated. the reason congress blocks laws is because they want to win elections. and if you make it hard for them to win an election if they block those law, they will change
[ applause ] and, yes, it will be hard. and it won't happen overnight. it won't happen during this congress. it won't happen during my presidency. but a lot of things don't happen overnight. a woman's right to vote didn't happen overnight. liberation of african-americans didn't happen overnight. lgbt rights was decades worth of work.
that's no excuse not to try. and if you have any doubt as to why you should feel that fierce urgency as of now, think about what happened three weeks ago. zavion dobson was a sophomore in knoxville, he played football, beloved by his classmates and his teachers. his own mayor called they will one of their city's success stories. the week before christmas, he headed to a friend's house to play video games. he wasn't in the wrong place at the wrong time. he hadn't made a bad decision. he was exactly where any other kid would be. your kid, my kid. and then gunmen started firing.
school hadn't even gotten started in life, dove on top of three girls to shield them from the bullets. and he was shot in the head. and the girls were spared. and he gave his life to save theirs. an act of heroism a lot bigger than anything we should ever expect from a 15-year-old. greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. we are not asked to do what zavion dobson did. we're not asked to have shoulders that big, a heart that strong, reactions that quick. i'm not asking people to have that same level of courage or
but if we love our kids and care about their prospects, and it if we love this country and care about its future, then we can find the courage to vote, we can find the courage to get mobilized and organized, we can find the courage to cut through all the noise and do what a sensible country would do. that's what we're doing today and tomorrow we should do more and we should more the day after that and if we do, we'll leave behind a nation stronger than the one we inherited and worthy of the sacrifice of a young man like zavion. thank you very much, every. god god bless. >> president obama in an key motion al over half hour long
actions to further his goal to gun control working around congress. essentially expanding background checks requiring those who sell guns to be federally licensed as gun dealers, specifically talking about some of the online sales he believes worked around the requirements of back ground checks p checks. the president at one point fighting back tears, tears actually flowing as he went down the litany of the various mass shootings that have occurred over the last several years. we should note there has been immediate reaction. speaker paul ryan issued a statement calling the president's executive order an effort to undermine the second amendment. he says in a statement no matter what president obama says, his word does not trump the second amendment. we will conduct vigilant oversight. his executive order will no doubt be challenged in the courts. again, part of the statement
president's executive action. chris jansing our senior white house correspondent has been watching along with us from the north lawn. we have seen the president certainly emotional on this topic before, chris. but not quite like what we saw the last few minutes. >> reporter: never like this, not the depth of this emotion. you'll remember that after newtown, he had said that was the worst day of his life. he was deeply affected by it. he was introduced by the father of a 7-year-old who was killed there. and when he brought up newtown and he brought up the deaths of those 20 children, first graders, you saw that frustration and that emotion come to the surface. this was never expected to be a detailed -- do we have that? let's show the president. so the president really was always expecting to make this about the common sense of this, to have an appeal to people, to
we remember what it felt like after newtown when the people who had gone into a movie theater in aurora lost their live, when people who were in a work party in san bernardino lost their lives. but this was a deeply emotional appeal that i think takes this fight to a very different place in front of an audience of people who feel very much like he does. >> the president using the term common sense over and over again and saying this is not a plot to take away everybody's guns. there is a lot of reaction to all of this, of course we'll have it for you coming up tonight on nbc nightly news and nbcnews.com. this has been an nbc news special report. good day.ree to enjoy. [music] no, no, no, no, people are both soft and strong... yey! which is why our products are too.
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taking a look to the headlines. president obama this morning is announcing executive action to expand background checks for gun sales at flea markets, online and at gun shows. he's been unable to get new gun restrictions through congress despite what he calls a scourge of gun violence. the president is also asking congress for $500 million to improve mental health care. all eyes are again on wall street this morning. global stock markets were weighed down today by worries over the chinese economy after monday's massive selloff that suggests the stock market could extend the deep losses seen on
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largest market. the san diego chargers, oakland raiders and the st. louis rams are all looking to make the movement the applications will be reviewed by league staff and three committees of owners. a vote by all 32 team owners could come next week. who will it be? stay tuned. let's get a check of the weather right now from mr. roker. hey, al. >> got to stink for the other two cities who lose who know the other teams liked you, not. sorry. anyway, let's show you what's going on for today. wet weather, west coast, rockies, western-two thirds, eastern two-thirds of the country looking spectacular, though we do have a little lake-effect, ocean-effect snow still hanging around new england. tomorrow, look for snow in the upper mississippi river valley, an icy mix in between and rain down to the south. more snow spreading out west where they need it. western third of the country looking good although a lot of wet weather along the southeastern coast and florida and for the golden globes on
looking pretty good. we'll be doing our whole show from there. look for partly sunny skies right around the time they are walking the red carpet. 55 >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. when she's not busy pounding wine with kathie lee. >> pounding? >> i don't know. >> pounding. >> that's the wrong word. >> sipping.
is writing great books. here to celebrate the release of her third book. "where we belong, journeys that show us the way." . good morning >> good mornin with the title, "where we belong." what does it mean? >> it's with finding right lane in your lane. sometimes you hear a voice am i with the right job, with the right person, in the right place, and these are people who decided it was time to listen to that. look, hofn in life things happen almost by accident. you live here and go to a clem because it's near your house, meet a cute guy across the street that gets married, happens to be a business thats has an opening, you don't lost business but you take the job. suddenly your whole life was just there. did i choose this on the path of least resistance? these are people that put their
>> and roma downey and mark burnett what, made you want to focus on them? >> he's done everything, "survivor," and roma is a very faith-based person and she wanted to talk to mark with doing more faith-based productions, and she said that she led him to where he wanted to go was basically the way that she put it, but it's interesting how faith became such an important part of now not only their lives but of their profession, and they have really taken hollywood by storm just with that. >> you've also included people who have made purposeful decision-making. tell us about that. >> i think often in life, again, you just sort of go -- you're just going with the flow hand you think you should make deliberate choices. some people are in the wrong profession. some people are with the wrong person, and i think people -- it's tough to change your path because you have a mortgage. you have debts. you have all this stuff. >> kids. >> kids and everything. >> everything.
time and money and put it towards thing you love. keep on with your job because you're not an idiot, not going to quit your job and maybe next year you can put 15% and 20% and maybe you can turn like a passion into a profession. maybe it can become your kind of your calling, so all the people in this book are so brave. i was like wow. how did you -- how did you have the guts, the moxie to change, but that's like the common thread? >> i love that story. >> your story, even though you featured other people, you represent that same kind of threadwoman of the things we know that you've gone through and even in your career in life. >> i think when you go through something -- i was sort of scared into decisions for me. i got sick and it scared me. >> yeah. >> so i went for something that i didn't think i was ever going to ask for, and sometimes fear drives you. >> sure. >> and it did for me. >> can you hold that book up side by side real quick. >> yeah. >> please. >> look right behind you, too.
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laura ricciardi and moira demos. >> really throughout the entire series it was a question of how is the american criminal justice system functioning? is it delivering on its promises of truth and justice, and we thought steven avery would be an amazing window through which to look at the system. >> the documentary casts doubt on some of the evidence accused to convict avery in his murder trial, including the confession by averies's 16-year-old inch u, co-defendant boyfriend ann dassey. >> who shot her in the head? >> he did. >> why didn't you tell us that? >> because i couldn't think of it. >> some recompense. >> one of avery's attorneys at his murder trial tried to show that avery was framed by local law enforcement. >> the system that allowed his conviction on this evidence was a system that did not do honor to the basic precept of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. >> it ended in the hands.
says the series left out significant evidence against avery that was included in the trial, saying in part that any claim avery was framed, quote, is irresponsible and inconsistent with a consideration of all the evidence presented. the film-makers support any steps to bring justice and closure, particularly for the woman who was murdered. >> our goal going in was always to start a dialogue, and i'm sure -- you know, a piece of that dialogue is people's desire to have, you know, more information about what happened to teresa h ha lback, and if somebody find more information, i think that's a good thing. i think that's what she deserves. >> laura ricciardi and moira demos produced and wrote and directed "making a murderer" and have news to share about the case. thanks for joining us. in hour last hour you were speaking about a juror in the case where steven avery was convicted of murder and that juror now has had a big revelation. what can you tell us about that. >> sure.
and told us that the verdicts in steven's trial were a compromise. that was the actual word that the jury used and went on to describe the jurors ultimately trading votes in the jury room and explicitly discussing if you vote guilt on this count, i will vote not guilty on this count, so that was a significant revelation. >> that's a very serious charge, obviously, moira, one that could turn the case on its head. have you been able to independently verify that say with another juror? >> we've not spoken to other jurors. this juror reached out directly to us. they told us really that they were afraid that if they held out for a mistrial that it would be easy to identify which juror had done that, and they were fearful for their own safety, and what they explained to us was they believed that if there was a split verdict like this, that that would send a message to the appellate courts, and they thought that steven would
that was sort their plan. >> oh. >> but obviously it didn't work out that way. >> laura, willie and i were talking over the holidays. suddenly you go on social media and everyone from celebrities to your neighbors are tweeting and on facebook talking about this. did you ever anticipate that this would turn into this phenomenon as it is now? >> no. i mean, we never could have anticipated or even d we neverre could have anticipated or even dreamt of the response. we thrilled with everyone tuning in and taking to social media to discuss it. we're excited about the public discourse it has generated. >> and there are petitions, including on whitehouse.gov getting people to sign up. do you think anything will change this this case based on what you all have produced? >> i think because there is a dialogue now and move people are talking, perhaps somebody who
to come forward at this point. i think it's going to depend on new evidence being brought to light. >> just lastly, what is it about these true crimes from serial to "discovery i.d." to what you've done on netflix, what do you think it is that hits a nerve here? >> i think people are interested in our public institutions, our public systems and whether they are functioning properly. and to the extent they're not, what can be done about it? >> it's fascinating. we watched it and it is compelling. the debate will continue and we'll see what happens more so in the legal system now that you have this big news. up next from new movies, one of our tv show, pop culture events you don't want to miss all this month after this. 20 hours of anxiously fighting crowds to find the perfect gifts. cooking for family meals
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party that jess shows. when they shot the season zooey deschanel who played jess was pregnant hand let's stick her in a sequestered jury house and megan fox comes in and plays a pharmaceutical rep that also is completely hot. >> speaking of hot, we love jane lynch "angel from hell." >> plays a guardian angel, real kooky substance abusing guardian angel to the very uptight and rigid dermatologist who thinks she's not the real deal but it turns out she s.supposed to be aed mo earn day retelling of "i dream of jeanie" and i think jane lynch is so excited not to be in track students she's thrilled. >> january, really looking forward to this one, david bowie out with a new album. >> "black star" coming out on his 69th birthday, his 26th album. if you like your bowie kind of weird and wonderful this is an album for you. the title track is just about
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riding along once again fighting a drug lord played by benjamin bratt and this movie did incredibly well, the original one two years ago. made $150 million world wrooild. >> wow. >> considering kevin hart and ice cube were everywhere this year they are expecting big things. >> big one, last one, hbo, the premier of "sesame street." >> season 46 premiering on hbo, updated theme songs, street looks good. new houses, big bird's nest is finally in a tree and sthars gwen stefani and pharrell, don't worry, the shows will still be on pbs come september.