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tomorrow morning once again live from washington, d.c. for tracy davidson. i'm vai sikahema. thanks for watching, "today" show up next. good morning. breaking news. a crowded hotel in an italian ski resort, buried by an avalanche overnight. at least 30 people missing. rescuers now desperately digging through a wall of snow to reach the victims, hoping to find some of them alive. tragedy in tehran. an iconic high-rise on fire in the iranian capital suddenly collapses during a live television report. >> word that at least 30 firefighters had been killed. dozens more injured. inauguration eve. donald trump, a little more than 24 hours away from becoming this nation's 45th president. the countdown in full swing, as
the president-elect heads to washington for a series of events. this morning, the latest on the preparations and the protests. and health scares. former president george h.w. bush and his wife, barbara, both hospitalized in houston. reassuring words from their spokesperson. >> george and barbara bush are two of the most resilient and indomitable spirits. >> the well-wishes from all around the world today, thursday, january 19th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. tamron here for savannah this week. happy to have you. >> thank you. a lot going on this morning. but wee have to say, so much attention being paid to what's going on in houston, where the
former president, george h.w. bush, and former first lady, barbara bush, both hospitalized. because of their ages, there's a lot of concern. >> we will have more on their conditions later for you. >> we will. let's start with breaking news. in central italy, where an earthquake-trigger avalanche has buried a hotel at a ski resort. rescuers at the scene, after struggling to reach the site overnight. lucy kafanov joins us with the latest. >> reporter: one person is confirmed dead by authorities. rescue teams are on the ground as we speak, at this moment, looking for survivors. disaster striking in the dead of night. the massive avalanche burying a mountainside ski resort. this is the aftermath. the pool inundated by debris.
windows blocked. the hallways unpassable. rescue workers scramble on skis. using shovels. a race against the clock to get to survivors. this man was lucky. he was rescued. dozens still unaccounted for. heavy snowfall complicating the search. plows had trouble clearing the roads. this region was devastated by a deadly quake just five months ago. 300 people died. historic towns obliterated. yesterday, a series of earthquakes jolted the area again. beneath the snow, a luxury spa and ski resort. the four-star chalet was popular with families. now, a scene of devastation. 22 guests were registered at the hot hotel. six for oven staff members. most are missing. they are being brought to hospital, she says, but i don't know. it's impossible for us to go up.
as daylight breaks, choppers arrive to assess the damage. the idyllic surroundings, now, a scene of tragedy. officials aren't sure what triggered this avalanche. it could have been the earthquakes. it could have been the heavy snowstorms in that area. searches are under way. everyone hoping for the best. also bracing for the worst. >> lucy, thank you. now, to the other breaking news we told you about at the top of the show. a high-rise building in tehran that was engulfed by fire and smoke, collapsed today as firefighters were battling the blames. iran's state-run media says 30 firefighters were killed and 75 people were injured. the plasco building came down in a matter of seconds in a scene captured by live television. it's mostly commercial and attached to a shopping mall. no word on how the fire started. we want to turn to politics
now and the countdown to inn inauguration which is a day away. donald trump paid a surprise visit to his newest hotel before going back to new york. >> the president-elect will be in the capital, where events are ramping up. >> and donald trump is rounding out his cabinet choices. tapping former georgia governor, sonny perdue to head the agriculture department. he would be the first southerner to hold that position in 20 years. we have in depth coverage on the eve of the inauguration, starting with peter alexander, just a couple of blocks away at trump tower. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. the official festivities begin this afternoon in washington. overnight, the incoming commander in chief tweeted out a photo with himself, meeting privately with wounded warriors in washington. this morning, he is waking up
here at trump tower. he will head to washington where he will spend the night tonight, getting ready for the inaugural ceremony. ahead of his first official act as president, the inaugural address, trump tweeted this picture of himself, writing a speech at his estate. on top today, a wreath laying at arlington national cemetery. followed by a make america great again celebration at the lincoln memorial. trump is going to speak. toby keith and lee greenwood performing. mike pence said they will begin rolling back president obama's executive actions immediately. >> you're going to see on that coming monday morning, the president sit down at his desk and begin to repeal and put into place executive action that will start the process of
implementing the agenda that we ran on. >> reporter: some are concerned about that agenda. overnight, lgbt activists gathered outside of pence's new home. the soon-to-be vice president opposes same-sex marriage, stoking fear in the gay community. and on the hill, democrats are taking aim at two nominees, including tom price, a retired surgery who would oversee the dismantling of obamacare. >> i'm frightened about what you are going to do, and so are millions of americans. >> i hope that we're able to work together to truly solve these difficult challenges we have in our nation. >> reporter: price is fending off tough questions of purchasing medical stocks days before pushing legislation that would benefit that company. >> did you sell the stock? >> i complied with the rules of the house -- >> i asked if the rules of the house let you to this. >> reporter: elizabeth warren also scolding price over the fate of medicare and medicaid.
>> you might want print out president-elect trump's statement, i don't want to cut medicare or medicaid and post that over your desk. >> reporter: scott pruitt, clashing with bernie sanders over climbed change. >> my personal opinion is immaterial. >> really? you're going to be the head of the agency to protect the environment. and your personal feelings on whether climate change is caused by human activity and emissions is immaterial? >> reporter: comparatively smooth sailing for nikki haley, the third cabinet pick to break with trump over the issue of russian aggression. >> i don't think we can trust them. we have to make sure we try to see what we can get from them
before we give to them. >> reporter: more confirmation hearings today. the energy secretary pick, rick perry, and pressurery secretary choice, steve mnuchin. what that means for agriculture secretary, if confirmed, the cabinet won't include a democratdemocrat ic politician or latino for a generation. matt and tamron? >> thank you. as for president obama, this is his last full day in office. during the final news conference of his presidency, he offered words of advice for the next commander of chief. kristen welker was there. good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning to you. many past presidents have enjoyed fading into the background as they leave office. but president obama is making it clear, he won't hesitate to jump back into the political fray. president obama looking to the future, as he prepares to leave
the white house. >> the difference between that normal functioning of politics and certain issues or certain moments where i think our core values may be at stake. >> reporter: in his final news conference, mr. obama making it clear, unlike his predecessor, george w. bush, who has staid out of the political fray in retirement, obama plans to speak out, if he believes america's core values are threatened. >> if i saw systematic discrimination being ratified in some fashion, obstacles of people to vote. efforts to round up kids who have grown up here, and for all practical purposes, are american kids and send them some place else. >> reporter: and mr. obama, again, warning president-elect trump, governing is more complicated than campaigning. citing the complex situation between the israelis and palestinians. >> going to make big shifts in
policy, just make sure you thought it through. and understand that there's going to be consequences. you don't want to do things off the cuff when it comes to an issue this volatile. >> reporter: the president, reflective and defending his controversial decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning, the transgender soldier who leaked documents to wi wikilea wikileaks. >> chelsea manning has served a tough prison sentence the i feel comfortable that justice has been served and that a message has still been sent. >> reporter: while mr. obama is determined to stay engaged, he acknowledged the desire to unwind. >> i want to do some writing. i want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much. i want to spend precious time with my girls. >> reporter: the president ending on much the same note that delivered him to the white house, touting the importance of hope. >> that's what this presidency tried to be about. at my core, i think we're going to be okay.
>> reporter: the president also saying while his daughters were disappointed in the election results, they're not moping around. the next time we'll hear from mr. obama, he will no longer be president. he will give a final farewell speech at joint base andrews after the inauguration. and then, he and his family will depart for a vacation in palm springs. for more on what to watch and listen for, let's bring in mark halperin. good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to talk about the inaugural in a second. i want to start with president obama, what he says in the press conference. he's going to be quiter. but he's going to speak out if he sees more of our core values challenged. he's a young guy. >> there's going to be a huge vacuum. and he and joe biden are going to feel pressure to fill it. it will be fascinating to watch. if donald trump is on his best behavior, he's going to do things that i think barack obama doesn't like. and he's going to face a choice
as a former president. he will be closer to the bill clinton model, annotator in chief, than the george w. bush model, of in retirement and silent. >> he tweeted out a picture saying he wrote the own inaugural address. the transition had highs and lows and has been xative in some cases. what does he need to do tomorrow? >> tomorrow has to be a tale of two stories. it will look like a normal inaugural address. but it's donald trump. let's be real. donald trump is president is going to strike a lot of americans. even people that voted for him, as so important. the speech is going to be short. and it's going to be -- i think it will be a lot like he did on election night. try to be a unifier. but remind people why he got elected. >> an inaugural is like a visual political potpourri. there's a lot going on. where are you going to train your eyes? >> i'm going to watch donald trump's demeanor.
there were a lot of times, including election night, where he was so calm. he was a calming presence. can't help but watch the clintons. we have not seen the clintons in the public space since the day after the election. how do they react? they're pretty good poker faces. but this is the ultimate test. >> and in his inaugural address, donald trump brings up the affordable care act with president obama sitting right there. might want to watch that face, as well. >> that relationship has been fascinating. but president obama wants to preserve as much of it as possible. donald trump says he's for covering everybody. if he brings it up, it will be a light touch. i think president obama will respond with a light touch. >> appreciate it. stay with nbc news for complete coverage of tomorrow's inauguration. we're headed to washington. we will bring it to you live starting at 7:00 a.m. now, to concerns of the health of former president and first lady, george h.w. bush and
barbara. at a houston hospital this morning. gabe gutierrez is there. what's the latest? >> reporter: we're told mr. bush is resting comfortably and stable here in the intensive care unit. his wife hadn't been feeling well for a few days. she was admitted as a precaution. more well-wishes are pouring in for the 41st president of the united states and his wife, at the same houston hospital. george h.w. bush in intensive care with pneumonia. and barbara bush under cautionary observation for fatigue and coughing. >> even though they're 91 and 92 years old, we're of the firm belief there's not a lot of money to be made betting against the bushes. >> reporter: the oldest living u.s. president was admitted on saturday for shortness of breath but became public four days later. and he took a turn with a blockage in his lungs. doctors sedated him to clear his
airway. >> they're fine as couple as we know. we want to send our prayers and love to them. >> reporter: the teenage sweethearts who met at a school dance, just celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary. just last week, mr. bush sent a note to president-elect trump, saying he could not attend nad frid's inauguration. my doctor says, if i sit outside in january, it will likely put me six feet under. but we will be with you in spirit. mr. trump tweeted a speedy recovery. also sending her best wishes, hillary clinton, looking forward to you both being back on your feet soon, wild socks and all. and granddaughter and "today" show correspondent, jenna bush hager. >> the thing is, how lucky for our family that we have people that think about us. >> reporter: this is mr. bush's
fourth hospital stay in the last five years. mr. bush had been telling people he hoped to be released from the hospital later this week. now, the family is waiting for the medication to run its course. keep in mind, this is a man who went skydiving for his 90th birthday. >> he is a tough guy. >> he is. and thoughts and prayers. such a connection. the love they shared. and what we've been able to witness through jenna bush, as well. >> mr. roker is here. a check of the weather? >> third year in a row we have had the earth at its warmest temperature ever. and once again, we are looking at warm temperatures. take a look. u.s. and north america. the warmest year on record. south america, it ended up being the second-warmest year on record, for the continent of africa. they saw the second-warmest in europe. came in at the third-warmest. and asia, checking in as warmest. and australia, coming in very warm. only the fifth warmest. and you average it all out,
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neighborhoods, 52 degrees this afternoon. already in the clear for the suburbs. high of 52 degrees. at 54, plenty of sunshine for philadelphia. have a great day. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you. coming up, are the people behind the wildly popular o.j. simpson miniseries planning to give the monica lewinsky scandal the hollywood treatment? and the new security risk tied to tomorrow's inauguration. why officials are concerned about drones flying over large crowds. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ 7:30, now, on this thursday morning. the 19th day of january, 2017. the camera keeps swinging around. and you see a pretty shot of the sunrise, streaming down 49th street through the american flag. a couple times a morning we get that beautiful light here, which is great. >> that is stunning. an avalanche buried a hotel at a ski resort in central italy, trapping dozens of people inside. rescuers are on the scene this morning searching for survivors. at least one man has been pulled out alive. the president-elect, donald trump, has a busy day ahead of him on the eve of his inauguration. he'll attend a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national
cemetery. that happens this afternoon. and tonight, he's expected to speak at a welcome concert at the lincoln memorial. and president obama had plenty to say during his final news conference. he defended his decision to commute the sentence of chelsea manning. thanked reporters for keeping his administration honest. and the advice he gave to president-elect trump. th >> this is something i have told him. this is a job of such magnitude, you can't do it by yourself. you are enormously reliant on a team. >> as for his post-white house plans, president obama says he will spend time with his girls and do some writing. he vowed to speak up when he feels america's core values are at stake. now, to a story that's a big talker in hollywood. plans to bring the monica lewinsky scandal to television. joe friar has more on that.
>> reporter: good morning. the producers behind "the people versus o.j. simpson" are working on a new and equally compelling project. fx says they are considering the monica lewinsky scandal. it's a headline story from the 1990s that's still generating interest today. it's the scandal that stunned the nation and nearly brought down a president. an affair between a white house intern and the sitting commander in chief. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> reporter: now, the real-life story could be getting the hollywood treatment. producers behind the fx franchise, american crime story, have optioned the book, "a vast conspiracy: the real sex scandal that nearly brought down a president." it was written by jeffrey toobin. >> the fibers, all of it. >> reporter: that served as inspiration for the first series, "the people versus
o.j. simpson." >> what became clear with o.j., and i'm certain will be clear with this piece, is that you don't know the half of it. >> these gloves are too small. >> reporter: the o.j. simpson drama drew huge ratings. for its seconds series expected next year, american crime story will center on hurricane katrina. season three tackles the murder of johnny versace. as for the clinton scandal, the focus will be on the women who played a key role, paula jones, linda tripp and monica lewinsky. >> in the way that the o.j. series was much about race, i think this series will be much about gender. >> reporter: in recent years, lewinsky has opened up about the scandal, while speaking up against bullying. her ted talk, "the price of shame," has been viewed more than 10 million times. >> not a day goes by that i'm not reminded of my mistake. and i regret that mistake deeply.
>> reporter: we did reach out to lewinsky to see if she had any comment about the miniseries. but we have not yet heard back. we also reached out to the clintons, who declined to comment. matt, tamron, al, back to you. >> joe, thank you very much. al is here with a look at the forecast. >> talked about how warm 2016 was. let's go to other way. fairbanks, alaska, a little nippy. 43 blow. but you have fun with this. you take boiling water and throw it into air, what happens? be careful. when you throw boiling water into the air, it vaporizes almost immediately. crazy stuff in fairbanks, alaska. if anyone can, yukon. >> nice. >> a little "rocky and bullwinkle" for you. the moisture stream coming in. they're going to get socked
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skies and 55 degrees this afternoon. for new jersey, 52 at the shore. a little warmer for inland neighborhoods, 52 degrees this afternoon. already in the clear for the suburbs. high of 52 degrees. at 54, plenty of sunshine for philadelphia. have a great day. >> don't forget, get your weather anytime you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. coming up, you're going to love this video. how far would you go to avoid waking up a sleeping baby? one mom's unforgettable exit. >> i've done that. first, the new security concerns ahead of (vo) if you have type 2 diabetes, you may know what it's like to deal with high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high
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we're talking about drones. >> they can easily be flown over large crowds and most radar can't detect them. that makes them a real risk. kerry sanders is on the national mall in d.c. for us. good morning, kerry. >> reporter: good morning, guys. remember more than a year ago, a drone landed on the white house lawn. fortunately, it did not have any explosives strapped to it. but increasingly, isis has been telling people to take drones like this and place bombs underneath. that's why the secret service is going to spend a lot of time, today, tomorrow, to the future, and looking at the skies overhead here in washington. the folks at the special forces, the drones strapped with bombs, they have nicknamed them flying ieds. fast, nimble, and because they're mostly plastic, stealth. when strapped with a bomb, a worth-case scenario, especially where hundreds are gathered in one spot, like at the inauguration, the super bowl, or
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go to the orange room right now. carson is talking about the first lady's last day at the white house. >> that's right, matt. thanks. and on the day the president was going to give his final news conference, the first lady took to social media. she shared this touching video of herself, on a stroll with beau and sonny, the family dogs. taking a walk through the people's house. this brought up a lot of emotion es for social media users. and then, posted this sentimental photo of her and the president overlooking the washington monument, on the white house balcony. she writes, being first lady has been the bottom of my heart. some responding. you are grace and you are hope. another, thanks for being an inspiration for generations to come. let me hit play on this. you can see this full thing on
today.com. this is where this era comes to an end. we thought it would be fun to put a look back at how the first family has changed over the last eight years. remarkable. >> wow. >> not a lot of change. >> that looks the same. >> if any change. what a great-looking first family. you can see that at today.com, guys. >> that's cool. >> the president hopes he hasn't changed much. >> the job changes. it's sasha and malia. it's amazing. >> carson, thank you. coming up, sir paul mccartney's fight to claim the rights to some of the beatle's most iconic songs. and a look at the women of donald trump's inner circle and how they will influence his presidency. and on "start today," jenna's lot ofy mission to make jenna's lot ofy mission to make the world herevery tv doctor knows that
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>> announcer: "nbc 10 news today" starts now. good morning, i'm rosemary connors. it's jut a few minutes before 8:00 on this thursday. it's a little mild out there. let's get more on the forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill. >> we're headed to a nice day today. temperatures warming in the 50s. the warming process is just getting going. 45 degrees in philadelphia. new jersey, suburbs still in the 30s. will warm into the 50s this afternoon. clouds in the lehigh valley will be thinning out we'll get sunshine and temperatures warming to the middle 50s. by 1:00 this afternoon. >> jessica boyington is starting us off on the schuylkill expressway. jess. >> delays, rosemary, on the westbound side specifically of a crash earlier. now around gladwick, you can see belmont right here, moving out, 38 minutes from the vine to the blue route. speeds are down as well.
there's a crash, and watch upper moreland at york road. the presidential inauguration of donald trump is about 24 hours away. 250 troops from pennsylvania around the 7,000 national guard members in washington to help with security for tomorrow's inauguration. today, marchers are training dozens of officers from the jersey shore for the security detail. officers are there from wildwood, ocean city, summer's point. nbc10 is your home for around-the-clock inauguration coverage. stay with us on the air and the nbc10 app as our team brings you angle of this historic event live from washington. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. remember, you can always get all the news and weather with the nbc10 app. now back to the "today." have a good day, everyone.
♪ it's 8:00 on today. coming up, thoughts and prayers. well-wishes pour in for former president george h.w. bush and former first lady barbara bush. both in the hospital at the same time. the 41st president now in intensive care. we got the latest from houston. ♪ then, the women of the white house. with only one day until inauguration, we'll take a closer look at the women in donald trump's inner circle. and how they could impact his policies and presidency. and what a night. >> 18, sure. 19, i can see that. but 20 is outrageous. >> from the record-breaking wins.
>> to you, the people, through whatever good times or bad, have stood by me, trusted me. >> to the fun and fashion. we have all of the highlights from the people's choice awards. today, thursday, january 19th, 2017. ♪ >> we're watching the "today" show. >> hi to our family in oklahoma. we're on "today." ♪ ♪ hey, that's what i like what i like about now ♪ >> celebrating our one-year wedding anniversary. >> we flew in to celebrate my 21st birthday. >> good morning. new york city celebrating her birthday. ♪ >> we're back, now, 8:00 on this thursday morning.
the 19th day of january, 2017. it's a nice day here in new york. >> it is. >> nice crowd. thank you, guys, for being here. >> hi, guys. how are you? >> tamron is helping us out while savannah continues on maternity leave. >> coming up, jill martin is here with a special steals and deals, that claims will get you organized. and in "today's kitchen," we are putting a great twist on a family favorite. we have tacos today. >> yes. >> not just any taco, by the way. they're shortbread tacos. let's get a check of the top stories. here's the news at 8:00. >> we begin with a deadly avalanche in italy. it lucy kafanov in london. we're tracking the search effort under way this morning, there could be several affected areas. but the focus is on a
mountainside hotel popular with families. it was buried under the avalanche. dramatic footage. showing the aftermath inside. the pool area filled with snow and debris. hallways completely blocked. there were 22 registered guests, 7 staff members. one person confirmed dead. two survivors now recovering. up to 30 people could still be missing. italian media is reporting that some of those trapped survivors sent desperate text messages. according to reports, one of them read, help, we are dying of the cold. there appears to be some hope for survivors. alpine teams arrived by skis, others by helicopter. this area, tremendously difficult to reach because of the heavy snow. even the plows had trouble getting through. now, it isn't clear at this stage whether that avalanche was triggered by the series of earthquakes on wednesday or the
snowfall. it is a race against the clock to find the missing people. tamron? >> lucy, thank you very much. donald trump arriving to washington today, for official events. he is scheduled to take part at a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. and later, a celebration at the lincoln memorial. he had a dinner at his trump international hotel. he tweeted a picture of him working on his inaugural address at his winter home in florida. nbc news will have complete coverage of the inauguration live from washington, starting here on "today" at 7:00 a.m. on the inauguration eve, our thoughts are with former president george h.w. bush and barbara, the former first lady. both remain in a texas hospital overnight. gabe gutierrez is in houston. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the bush family hopes the medications run their course for
the former president and his wife. this, as well-wishes are pouring in from around the world. this morning, president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit but stable, says a family spokesperson. he was admitted for shortness of breath. >> the early medications were going so well, we thought he would be sailing out of there. >> reporter: but wednesday, he took a turn with a blockage in his lungs. doctors sedated him to clear his airway. and now, barbara bush is under observation for fatigue and coughing. >> i saw president and mrs. bush over the summer. they were spunky and spry. >> reporter: the teenage sweethearts just sell braided their 72nd wedding anniversary. their granddaughter and "today" show correspondent, jenna bush hager, is sending her well-wishes. >> he is one of the most humble, wonderful men in the world.
i adore him. how lucky for our family that we have people who think about us. >> reporter: just last week, mr. bush sent a note to mr. trump, saying he could not attend the inauguration. my doctor said i could not sit outside in january. it likely would put me six feet under. but we are with you in spirit. trump on twitter, wished the bushes a speedy recovery. despite skydiving for his 90th birthday, this is his fourth hospital stay. in 2015, he fell down at the family's home in maine. >> george and barbara bush are two of the most resilient, indomitable spirits. love of life. that's kept them going along so long. >> reporter: barbara bush hadn't been feeling well for several days when they decided to admit her yesterday. matt and tamron, the former president is stable and in the intensive care unit. we're told both of them are resting comfortably. back to you.
>> gabe, thank you. our thoughts are with the entire bush family. sir paul mccartney filed a lawsuit against sony atv. he is claiming ownership of songs that he co-wrote with john lennon as part of the beatles. the copyright to classics like "love me do," "yesterday" and "hey jude" were purchased by michael jackson. sony owned them after jackson's death. but mccartney says that after the copyright, they would return to the original owner. coming up, the women around donald trump. what they will push him for. and a first look at the new documentary on jonbenet ramsey getting a lot of attention. and jill martin is here getting you boost it's about moving forward not back. it's looking up not down. it's feeling up
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we believe in real food. whole foods market. [ cheers ] back, now, at 8:10, with a kidnapping case that's been getting a lot of attention. >> an 18-year-old girl who was taken from a florida hospital as a newborn, is now speaking out. and she has some surprising things to say about her case. here's nbc's miguel almaguer. >> i love her, still. >> reporter: do you blame her? >> huh-uh. no, sir, i don't. >> reporter: no anger towards her? >> no anger, at all. none. >> reporter: it's an extraordinary show of compassion towards the woman accused of kidnapping her. >> it was like a regular stereotype mother/daughter relationship. >> reporter: but the woman who alexis thought was her biological mom, had a secret. >> a search for a newborn baby
stolen from a hospital. >> reporter: posing as a nurse, she allegedly stole alexis from her mother's arm. >> bring my child back. >> reporter: the abduction of kamiyah mobley captured the nation. dna testing confirmed that alexis and kamiyah are one in the same. do you think your mom kidnapped you? >> it's not about what i think. >> reporter: is she capable of doing something like that? >> i don't want to talk about me. >> reporter: a judge ordered williams held without bond tuesday. >> yes, there's consequences for everything someone does. i don't think they should be so severe. >> reporter: now, behind bars, williams faces kidnapping charges. >> it hurt me more that she was in cuffs. so, that moment right there is just so surreal for me. >> reporter: also surreal, meeting a family you never knew you had. >> they felt like family. just distant like we haven't seen each other in a while.
>> reporter: but new police records, alexis told a friend a year and a half ago, she had been kidnapped as a baby. >> she doesn't want to do or say anything that could affect the criminal case. >> reporter: this morning, alexis is trying to reconcile her past with her future, hoping her story can give hope to others. >> i have another family, that is more love. and for the people, you know, that have missing kids, this gives them hope. >> reporter: for "today", miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> you can understand why. that's the only mother she knows. you can understand her feeling. more on the countdown to the inauguration. for some communities, the transition of power comes with some concern. gadi schwartz traveled around the country. >> reporter: this woman was in constant fear. one day in high school, she was
asked for her social security number. >> what do i do? >> reporter: she approached a teacher. >> i was like, i'm illegal. and i believe that about myself. i thought that i was an illegal human being. >> reporter: but she was lucky. after giving information about her history and her family, she qualified for the deferred action childhood arrival program created by president obama. she's now a working mom and a college student. but the program known as daca, is the crosshairs of president-elect donald trump. >> we have to make a new set of standards. >> reporter: but many of the 700,000 recipients of daca, like maria, now fear that the information they gave could be used as the beginnings of a deportation registry that could rip families apart. >> i feel like it will impact my family tremendously. if it were my fault. >> you're worried because you signed up for daca, your mom could be deported?
>> yes. >> reporter: that's your biggest worry? >> that's my biggest worry. yes. >> reporter: across town, another community fears a different registry. >> there's going to be some significant changes. >> reporter: the muslim community of tucson, now holding informational meetings to prepare for what may come. this man has lived in the united states for 42 years. he's a family man and a small business owner, who used to identify with the republican party. now, he sees trump's statements about muslims as red flags. >> the leaders start talking about it repeatedly and the talk shows, nonstop, bombard the airwaves with this stigma that the muslims are bad, it takes its toll. you start wondering, even your closest friends that you are working with, maybe feeling this way. >> reporter: this woman became a nurse after the 9/11 attacks. she and her community have worked hand in hand with christians and jews to help those in need for years.
she says when trump started talking about a registry, her friends of other faiths began to reach out. >> a friend of mine who was a jewish rabbi, called me and said, if there is a registry, my family and i will register as muslim. >> reporter: as the inauguration approaches, she is uncertain about the future of the country she calls home. >> it's part of america. and muslims are part of america. we belong here. when people shout, go back home, whether it's to us, or our children or the dreamers and the daca kids, america is our home. we don't know. they don't know anything else but america. >> reporter: for "today" gadi schwartz, nbc news, tucson, arizona. >> all right. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> let's look at what we got for tomorrow. cloudy skies to start things off. and then, we are looking right around 11:00, 12:00, probably
some light showers, throughout the day. nothing too horrible. and the temperature's not too bad. temperature, about 46 degrees. where is that rain coming from? it's starting down here on the gulf coast. with heavy showers and thunderstorms. second round for houston again. yesterday, they had flooding. look at the strong storms pushing up. these will move to the north. and we push on during the day tomorrow. moves into the mid-atlantic states, early on and into the northeast. rainfall amounts down south going to be copious. we are talking about some places getting two to three inches of rain, in a three-hour period. so, that might cause some flooding. th good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day ahead. lit feel like april this afterno afternoon. the u clouds are clearing out at 43 degrees. and then in delaware, we will see clearing skies at 55. and then at jersey, warmerer at
the shore, and warmer inlands at 43 already. in the suburbs a high of 52 and 54 with plenty of sunshine in philadelphia. have a great day. you're heading out the door, you can find us us on siriusxm 108. don't forget the don and mazz show on friday. >> is that still on? >> that's still on. that's why they invented satellite radio. >> just had an anniversary. >> we tell all of the secrets of our show. >> crazy popular. crazy popular. >> people actually asking for them in egypt. that's how big it is. >> enormous. >> true story. let's trend. shall we do that? >> okay. >> tall glasses of wind in front of us. take a smell. i want you to -- everybody talks about the aroma of wine. and people smell different things. what do you smell? >> floral. fruity. >> some people smell raspberr raspberries.
some things like oakyness. and you also have a dollar bill. what is the aroma of money? >> funky feet. >> mine smells newer. >> mine does not smell new. >> sweaty palms. >> for a long time, people have been trying to nail the smell of money and re-create it. "the wall street journal" looks at the quest to do that. baffled perfume experts. one man thinks he has got it. more than 100 smells in a dollar bill. among them, leather wallets. butter. >> yeah. >> cheese. >> that's the funkyness. >> and popcorn. >> sweaty palms. >> yes. >> and apparently, there is a soap smell in a lot of printed money. >> hmm. >> by the way, you may have heard the legend that 78% of american money tested positive for cocaine. the expert says no. that is not true.
>> stop sniffing that bill. >> try the $20. >> make it rain in here. >> there's a lot of germs on money. no question about it. don't go back into old times. >> the wine, the dollar bills. suddenly, i don't know where i am. >> big money. big money. >> you need some pounding music? >> i have to loosen this tie up. >> how about this question? do people ever change? in other words, is our personalities fixed from birth? or does life have a way of changing us over time? what do you think, mr. roker? >> i think a little of both. >> i think you can change the little things. i moved in with joel. and i'm neater than i was two weeks ago. i usually am a mess. and now, i keep most of my stuff in order. >> is that personality? >> it's a part of who i am. and i changed it for him. but not big things. >> i think the core of who you are, if you go through therapy
or whatever, stays the same. you can change things around the edges. >> analysts studied 200 different studies. here's the conclusion. people can change, but only with the help of therapy. they notice differences in the first month. the person's age or gender did not make a difference. a professional guiding you through the change. >> a religious experience or a life change will make you change. >> how many therapists does it take to change a lightbulb? only one. but the lightbulb has to really want to change. >> oh, man. >> all right. the latest viral video captures a moment all parents are going to relate to. putting a little one to bed. it can be a struggle. here's what one mom did. she was able -- she got on the floor. was able to get her baby to go to sleep. now, what do you do? you have to leave but you don't want to disturb the baby. instead of getting up, she just slides across the floor. >> that's fantastic.
>> bravo. >> she gets mom of the year for this. >> took a couple minutes for her to get out of the room. that's the edit. >> serpent time. >> four days later, she made it to the hallway. >> i used to have to do it. and lightly -- a little lighter touch on her back. and i would hold my breath. >> and the video is better if you put music to it. we did that. ♪ >> that's great. >> that's amazing. >> that doesn't end in the crib. that happens in the bed, with a 7-year-old. you fall asleep with your arm underneath them. and you know where the cracks are in the wood. don't want to wake them up. >> all right, carson. "pop start." it was a record-breaking night for ellen. she won three awards, including tv host.
that brings ellen's win to 20, the most that any has received in any awards show. and jennifer lopez having a big night. she looked stunning and won favorite tv crime drama actress for her role in "shades of blue." and johnny depp won for movie icon. his first appearance since his divorce was final last week. so, johnny offered this heartfelt message to fans. >> i came here for one reason tonight, and one reason only. i came here for -- for you, the people. through whatever good times or bad, you know, have stood by me, trusted me. you have no idea, how much i appreciate it. >> he was proved by the well-wishes that he received for him and his family. >> how about the win for the "the voice." >> thank you. and blake shelton.
blake won twice. including album of the year, where he beat noncountry artists. we're going to an interesting story. netflix and the anticipation over its documentary. it explores the jonbenet ramsey case and the little girl auditioning to play her in a movie. here is your first look. >> my name is hannah. and i'm auditioning for the role of jonbenet ramsey. do you know who killed jonbenet ramsey? >> "casting jonbenet" is going to launch on netflix and in select theaters this spring. after a month of speculation, nbc is making it official. "will & grace" are coming back to television. and so are all four of the original stars. it's a limited run. just ten episodes.
but it kicks off next season. not to be outdone, steve carell, in another sitcom. he was tweeting, breaking news. "the office" returning to nbc. >> really? >> wait for it. moments later. he issued this correction. wait, sorry. i meant "will & grace." typo. sorry. that is your "pop start." >> "will & grace" is one of my favorites. >> carson, thank you. you want to celebrate birthdays? >> i would love to. see who is on the smucker's jaer this morning. annie harris, a fantastic baker from alabama. went on her first cruise when she was 95. yeah. ethel silverman of new york, celebrating 100 years. she and her husband own two furniture stores in brooklyn. we want to wish a happy 103rd birthday to sam weiss. he is from san diego, california. he has been married to his wife
for 81 years. god bless. happy 100th birthday to alex motes of lyndon, washington. we thank you for your service, sir. margaret riley, 104 years old. didn't retire from teaching until she was in her 90s. and a very happy 75th anniversary to robert and lois. these high school sweethearts are from springfield, ohio. they say the secret to a long and happy marriage is to always support each other. that is really special. if you know somebody, go to today.com/celebrate. and make sure you send in a picture, as well. >> you know somebody or someone that is celebrating a birthday. >> something like that. >> i ad-libbed it but didn't do a good job. the general idea. hey. whoever you want. we're back after your local news and weather. with "steals and deals." and jenna's fitness program. >> yeah.
>> come on, let's go. good morning. i'm rosemary connors and a few minutes with before 8:30. meteorologist bill henley has the first alert neighborhood forecast in our area. >> look at this, rosemary, bright sunshine over the city. the temperatures have started to decline. 44 in delaware. and lingering clouds in new jersey that will be moving out. there is colder spots in kwuk lynn township and exlin and also in fort washington, they will all warm into the low 50s this afternoon. and jessica boyington is watching the morning rush. >> we are watching berlin, new
jers jersey, with where part of the road is closed on route 73 near jackson road. you see the fire crews near the scene as well as police off is ses. it is blocked off and a slow go. so big problems this in br lyer new jersey. and also, thoor the schuylkill, there is an accident at belmont and 76, and there sis a clear sail from the blue route. and for the make america great concert is happening at the lincoln memorial, and president-elect trump will speak th this afternoon there. make sure you stay up to date with all of the latest at the nbc 10 app. now back to the "toi t"today" s.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] 8:30, now, on a thursday morning. 19th of january, 2017. joined, now, by charlie, our puppy with a purpose. nice people out here on the plaza. >> nice crowd. and coming up, a "start today" palooza. we have jill's "steals and deals." if you want to make 2017 the most organized year of your life. and we saw my workout routine. and this morning, it's jenna's turn. she is losing inches. >> let's put the inches right back on. and i'm talking about taco thursday. this time, these tacos feature
short ribs. >> those look really good. >> sound good. first, mr. roker, a check of the weather. >> let's do it. by the way, over here. jay z's in the house. right here. it's jay z, right there. wow. where is queen b.? let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. we're looking for unseasonably mild weather tomorrow. midsection of the country, rain in the northeast, including washington. heavy snow through the rockies. and heavy rain in southern california. saturday, we have more rain in california. snow in the four corners. severe storms in the southeast. record highs up through the ohio river valley. sunday, sunday, we're looking for wet weather in the mid-atlantic states. and severe storms through the lower gulf. and flood threat through southern california. heavy snow in the rockies, t cascadeshe. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley and a beautiful day ahead. it is going the to feel like
april this afternoon. clouds are clearing out and mostly sunny skies for the lehigh valley. delaware with clearing skies and 55 this afternoon. new jersey 52 at the shore and warmer for the inland neighborhoods at 54 this after noon. in the clear for the suburbs and high of 52 degrees and 54 with plenty of sunshine for philadelphia. have a great day. >> make sure you get that weather anytime you need it. visit our pals at the weather channel on cable. guys? >> al, thank you very much. on this inauguration eve, to the women surrounding the president-elect and their influence on him. >> nbc's stephanie rule is in washington with that part of the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt and tamron. the trump administration might look like a boy's club. but when you go inside, some of the most influential voices in his ear belong to women. surrounding president-elect trump, are the women who could
shape his voice for the next four years. one of his closest confidants, his daughter, ivanka, who some predict will be one of the most powerful and influential first daughters ever. the rumors are that she will take over the office that traditionally belongs to first lady. her lifestyle brand, moving her family to d.c. trump's wife, melania is staying in new york until the end of the school year. ivanka, will likely take on equal pay and child care policies. >> this is not a woman's issue. it's a family issue. an american issue. >> reporter: she has spoken with republican members of congress to get the ball rolling on legislation for child care and paid family leave. her father revealing this week, his 35-year-old daughter recently spoke to first lady michelle obama for an hour. since the election, ivanka also reaching out to powerful women
advisers, like goldman sachs exec, dina powell, a notable advocate for women and newest member of the trump administration. powell is not a stranger to the white house. serving as the youngest-ever assistant to the president during the bush administration. later elevated to the state department. >> her influence and her portfolio goes across all of the cabinet councils. that is a powerful, powerful position. >> reporter: trump's inner circle includes his most loyal advocate. one of the most visible, kellyanne conway, the first female campaign manager to win a presidential campaign. and now, role of counselor to the president. a d.c. outsider and ultimate saleswoman, advocating and clarifying for the president-elect. >> does mr. trump think the intelligence community and cia in particular, is lying about the russians' impact on the election? >> he has not said that. mr. trump said he respects the intelligence community. >> reporter: trump's trusted
advisers, women in a position of influence, in a divisive time for women's issues. >> these are examples of women who have done very well. achieved success. can make a difference. work with the president, to enact policies that will help women be successful. and help our country be successful. >> reporter: so, i mean, there you have it. this is an optimistic, exciting development when you look at it. kellyanne conway, ivanka, dina powell. these are strong women who are close to donald trump. but the clock starts ticking tomorrow. it is action time. and one of the first things we're going to see is potentially 200,000 women show up to d.c. for this march on saturday. and they want to have their voice heard. it's a big time. it's an exciting time. >> stephanie ruhle in washington already. thank you very much. next, do you need to get your house in order? jill is here to help with a
♪ we're back with a special "start today" edition of "steals & deals." it's time to get organized on a budget, of course. and jill martin is here to help us out. good morning. >> good morning. everyone is coming up to me, you said -- >> my bathroom. underneath my shelf in the bathroom. >> these are small, hard to organize items. >> these are cool. >> these are bins. the retail is $139. it's a set of three. small, medium, large. it's six styles, seven colors. this allows you to say disorganized in an organized way. instead of having stuff all over, you can have your kids do
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initial or a heart. that's a great gift. and if you know three people with the same initials, you can split up the gift. the deal, $79, 73% off. >> everything you need to organize in your purse, you can do it this way. this is awesome. and we can relate to the problem of losing something and needing to find it. how do you find something when it's lost? the xy find it item finder. and brittany has my phone. there's an app. you download the app. it's very clear on today.com. and you press, of course, yes, upside down. you press find it. and all you have to do. >> you attach this to your key chain or whatever. can you hear it beeping? >> i hear it beeping. >> let's follow the beep. >> we're following the beep. okay. i'm looking behind me. okay. so, there we are. and it guides us to your keys.
>> and it guides us to your keys. great for kids if they lose anything. the deal, $49.90. the retail, $49.90. >> the canvas bin. and jewelry holder. and the xy find it item finder. you have questions head to today.com. we'll help you find it. get it? more "start today" fun. the fitness plan that's getting jenna in the best shape of her life. that looks tough. >> go, go. >> more "today" on nbc. ,ooking good
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this time, it's jenna's turn. can i just say, we're all thinking about your family down in houston. you talk to anybody this morning? >> thank you. i have. i'm thinking about them, too. and i can't stop thinking about the fact they just want to be together. >> we love them. >> i know. and why not work out and feel a little better? this year, i had three fitness goals. lose some inches, improve my flexibility and boost my energy. and i knew just the right person to turn to. joe holder. after breaking his leg as a senior, doctors told joe he was done. through exercise and diet, he defied the odds, returning in just four weeks. today, he inspires others to reach their potential. >> you got to meet your fitness goals this year. how are you feeling? >> i feel worn out. >> i get that you're busy. i don't need you to come and see me at the gym. i give you workouts at home.
that's great for moms and people that are busy. >> how many times do you think a mom like me should be working out? >> three to four times a week. but you also be active. that means walking more between meals. taking the kids out for a nice walk. do you have pets or anything like that? >> no. my husband. he's my pet. >> we need to be able to quantify your progress, right? we're going to measure six spots that you to at home to follow along. to make sure you see progress. >> this is an area, i need work on. i'm not sure what we're looking for. but are you impressed? >> i am impressed. i hate scales. >> starting your body test. >> okay. there we two. >> that's deflating. it seems like fat loss is my goal. >> it's your goal. we're going to get you strong and moving. >> i'm a little embarrassed. but you know, this -- >> don't be embarrassed. >> i know. >> how long should people be
warming up? >> that warm-up should take about ten minutes. >> really, jane fonda. >> now, give me clam shells. >> this is like the thigh master. remember that machine? that hurts. >> you have to wake up the gluts. often times -- >> my gluts have been asleep for 3 1/2 years. joe's philosophy, work out anywhere, anytime. the world is my gym, yay. look how low i am. are you proud of me? >> three, two, one. >> that's fun. no. not fun. and most of all, have a good time. you beat me backwards? oh. >> team jenna. >> team jenna. >> all right. joe holder from s-10 training. good to have you here.
>> thank you. >> and a member of the enemy team. >> i came to play. >> hoda's here. doing it 19 days now, right? >> yeah. >> you used to work out. >> no. >> yes, you did. >> i did workout. this is not the first time i ever worked out. i will say this. i never felt stronger since i met joe. and i never complained, either. >> lay out her plan. what's involved? >> sure. if it makes -- she had been working out. you want to incorporate strength. hit that twice a week. and we want to put in a challenge to see there, to see how well she was doing. have a rest day. that's important. >> a rest day, i can do. >> and out on the town. find a fitness class you love. soul cycle. i wasn't going to take that away from her. hit that bike. >> a specific workout would look like what? >> for that, we want to keep her moving. quality movement patterns.
and biweight exercises. >> i was doing everything wrong. i was doing squats completely wrong. >> really? >> we improved it. take it to a circuit like jumping jacks. and then, plank jacks. >> how us. >> jumping jacks keep it moving. want to move at multiple planes. and then, a plank jack. >> do i have to do it? >> yeah. this is a different plane of motion. >> you can do this. >> and we should mention, the reason this works, you want people to have a training partner. >> yes. >> training partners. >> this is a really good move that joe taught me. what about the partner workout? >> we can do the partner workout. >> this is a good move i can do with anyone. >> i'm nianyone. >> tell me if i'm doing it right. quick feet. high knees. there you go. okay. >> butt kicks. >> and jumping jacks. >> ooh.
>> go, jumping jacks. >> you're near the person. that's fun. you don't know what's coming. >> squats. get way down. >> ow. >> you hear that? was that your knee? >> is this good? >> yeah. >> can you get up? >> there you go. jenna, thank you. hoda, thank you. where did you get those pants? nice of al to lend you his workout pants. >> those look good on you. >> beauty is on the inside. >> if you're interested in following one of our "start today" plans. we want to know how it's going. go to facebook.com/todayhealth. up next, we're making short rib tacos. enough said. this is "today" on nbc.
♪ "today food" is brought to you by whole foods market, eat real food. >> this morning, on "today food," a tasty one-pot din we're a twist. we're taking the family favorite and kicking it up a notch. patty is the host of "patty's mexican table." these are not just any tacos. you're making short rib tacos.
let's talk about ingredients. >> yes. matt, i'm happy to be cooking with you. >> me, too. i want to show you how to make a beast of a taco. this is my favorite taco. >> short ribs. >> these are country style short ribs. the bone has been taken out. full of flavor. >> guacamole. some pomegranate, which is a secret ingredient for you. mint. onions, and red wine. you want to brown the short ribs. >> yes. we're going to add some salt and pepper. and we want to brown it. we have the pan over medium-high heat. and you want a nice sere on both sides. >> how long does that take? >> a few minutes on both sides. it's really fast. and you want to make the nice crust. you want to do everything you can to make the piece of meat be the best it can be. >> and whatever ends up on that pot, you're going to scrape it into everything else? >> exactly.
>> okay. >> we did what fancy cooks call the glazing, which is you have, you know, the brown bits and the fat, and you add the onion and the garlic. it's going to transform the raw taste from the onion and garlic to rustic and sweet. we're going to add the glaze, a fancy term for getting all of the flavor out of the pan. if you don't want to use red wine, you can use chicken broth. >> that's perfect. >> what the pomegranate juice is going to do, is help it caramelize. >> you want to see a great sight? jim gaffigan in there, as well. >> it's great. >> oh, my gosh. >> it does. >> after that has cooked down a bit, it's going to look like this. >> you cover it and put it in the oven. it's going to cook there for an hour and a half.
you're browning. and then, you're braising. you're making it be most succulent. you want the meat to completely -- see? >> oh. >> beautiful. you take that meat. >> okay. >> bring it? >> you have one? >> yeah. then, you just -- you can tackle absolutely anything. but this is really a great combination of flavor because you have the pomegranate-braised meat. and then, we're going to marry the juice with the guacamole. we're going to have an unconventional guacamole. some jalapeno, which will give it the mexican kick. but we have shallots that flavor that combines onion and garlic. then, we have ginger. and then, we have lime juice and oil and some superripe mexican avocado. i have three. >> is this going in or on top of
it? >> in and up and everywhere. >> let's say we've done that. here's what it looks like. you add cheese on top. and you build yourself a taco. guys, how is it going? >> love this. >> jim ate it. >> oh. >> that is the best cat meat i've ever eaten. >> what? >> the short ribs. good morning. i'm rosemary connors, and it is a few minutes before 9:00 on this thursday. meteorologist bill henley has the most accurate forecast in the area. hey, bill? >> hey, rosemary. very nice day so far. thinning clouds in the lehigh valley, a a tnd the temperaturee warming up to 40 right now and up to 43 at 11 and up to 2:00, 47.
look g looking good over to the king of prussia, and getting closer to the 50 degree mark at 2:00 this afternoon. we will be staying dry today. >> jessica boyington is keeping an eye on the traffic cameras. >> watching it from the a admiral wilson boulevard facing the ben franklin bridge. the traffic is moving on the ben. no problems in jersey, but when you get on to the vine street expre expressway, you can see some delays going to the schuylkill, because there was a crash that backed up all morning. so big delays in schuylkill and backing up through center city on the vine. >> than ing you, jessica. we have confirmed that a man has die d after an altercation with the philadelphia police. it happened on 10th and poplar streets in north philly. we are looking to get details on how the man died. we will update you on the air and on the nbc 10 app.
>> and now to the inauguration of donald trump. nbc 10 has philadelphia's largest team the of reporters an anchors in washington covering the inauguration. the live reports continue at 11:00 this morning and of course, join us on nbc 10 news at 4:00. this evening, we have a special one-hour special on the inauguration of donald trump beginning at 7:00 p.m. i'm rosemary connors. another live update in 30 minutes.
♪ this morning on "today's take," rachel bloom is here. "the crazy ex-girlfriend" star is our celebrity co-host. and jim gaffigan and taran killam. and in our concert, bell biv devoe, coming up now. this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today", thursday, january 19th, 2017. and our guest co-host, rachel bloom. >> welcome. >> we are giving her our cold brew. >> cheers. delicious. you look beautiful. >> you look beautiful, as well. >> thank you.
>> and you look amazing. thank you. the fact that rachel, even though, this is her first time doing this, it's not your first time at 30 rock. >> it is not. >> you were an intern? >> i was an intern at "snl" in college. >> what year was that? >> 2009. >> what was the standout of the cast? >> i thought makayla watkins was amazing. she was so nice to me and called me little jodie foster. and years later, i ran into her at a play. i don't know if you remember me. and she was like, little jodie foster. when you're an intern, no one notices you. you remember the people that notice you. they don't have to be nice to you. you're an intern. you're getting people salads. >> or tacos. giving people tacos. >> or giving people tacos. like jim gaffigan. >> that's your second plate.
you know that's your second plate, right? >> oh. >> my gosh. >> that was poetry. >> this is so disgusting. >> did you make the tacos? >> i made them. i made them, and then, i put some mustache in them. i have a mustache now. >> it looks good. >> at first, i thought you were eating anchovies. >> al, let's keep it clean. >> honestly, probably a taco truck in brooklyn that specializes in tacos with your mustache in them. >> i feel so awkward feeling with my mouth full. >> we'll work this into "crazy ex-girlfriend." >> that will be crazy. there's so much meat stuck in my teeth right now. anyway, you guys go on. >> there's a lot of meat. >> pallet cleanser. the creator of "crazy ex-girlfriend." you follow love. >> yes.
but my character is somewhat of an anti-hero. you -- it's questionable if that is rootible. it's a twist on the romantic comedy. >> have you actually moved for love? have you followed love? >> i technically moved to l.a. to be with my boyfriend. but now, he's my husband. that worked out. i also moved out for a job. you know. >> i want to hear more about the show. >> i'm sure you do. >> we got a clip. >> yes. >> let's take a look. from tomorrow's episode. >> talking about something important over here, okay? just focus. on my ring. look at my ring, guys. i have a ring. a ring. see? see? see? see? it's a priceless family heirloom. >> he didn't buy you a ring? >> he did buy it for me. he bought it back from the pawnshop that i sold it to,
which is so sweet. >> if it meant that much to you, you probably wouldn't have pawned it. >> shh. >> that is great. you said spoiler alert before the clip. >> that's a spoiler. >> spoiler alert. >> okay. >> my character wears a ring. >> have you moved for love? >> no. i moved. i moved. but never have gone from one city to another. i move on a regular basis. >> you move around your house. >> i move around the house. first floor. second floor. i move from uncooked meat to second meat. >> that a different cut? >> i was done with the other one. >> wow. >> you know, i want to say congratulations for the show. it's a huge hit. you have won a bunch of awards. and what are your views on short ribs? >> i think it's -- >> oh, jim. >> you're making it look wonderful. you're liking it look very, very
appetizing. >> do a lot of people think i'm the food comic? >> do they? >> you have something on your chin. >> you have short rib on your chin. >> that's there intentionally. >> i think you are after today. >> i'm excited to see how much more meat you have back there. >> you're not. >> i'm not? >> rachel, let's keep it clean, all right? >> you are the king of clean comedy. >> i'm married. i have five kids. >> wow. all right. >> takes a lot of meat. >> okay. >> "will & grace." >> tv reboot. we've been talking about it. major announcement came yesterday. "will & grace" returning for ten episodes later this year, on nbc. we had megan on the show. asked her about it. keep up the hope. and she was here. >> how many people have been on the original "will & grace"?
>> sorry. >> al, al? >> there's 1,000 people here. he's not going to talk to you. >> al. it's my birthday. i'm 100 years old. talk to me. >> what's your name? >> hi. oh, my god. al roker. i don't know if you recognize me. but my name is jack mcfarland. and i do a one-man show at the duplex called just jack. additional info on my website. >> just jack. what happened to jill? did you have a fight? it's my pail of water. >> he has the same reaction to your jokes as i do. >> there you go. >> was that scripted? >> i don't know. god, i was fat. >> don't say that. >> don't say that. >> wow. >> i love the coat. >> plenty of people did. it was just unbelievable. >> listen -- >> back then, i couldn't move for love. i was literally stationary. >> here's what you did have.
you were stylish. that wrap coat is in stylish now. >> people could repel from the top of the building. >> you look good and you look good now. >> i feel much better. >> and your exercise of choice? >> having john cena pick me up and down. >> you like to bike. >> yeah. wow. we're chasing it with a beer now. >> oh, wow. >> it was a great meal. you got a cigar over there? >> i love the old al and the new al. >> he's adorable. >> i'm excited for megan mullally. i think she's brilliant. the whole cast is good. mainly, it's the beer talking. >> did you turn our set into your man cave here? >> this is great. i don't know where my pants are. they're back there somewhere. you guys go on with your thing. >> thank you. >> you have toothpicks over there? >> this is so insane. what happened to your show? you can use this as a toothpick,
i guess. we'll give this to you. we do surveys. >> i want to watch and see what else he has. >> he's going in our fridge. >> you have any legs or anything? >> so much milk. >> we have wine. there's a lot of milk. >> there's cool whip. >> oh, palm. >> we have a game we're playing. >> what's the game? >> you can play, too, from afar. he has pickles now. a new survey, has some of the most popular little white lies we all tell. don't feel bad about it. apparently, we all do it. we want to see which ones we're guilty of, using the never i have ever paddles. >> jim, you take a shot of this. >> he's eating a pickle. i'm afraid. >> never have i ever lied saying i'm on my way when i wasn't. >> i do that all the time. do you do that? >> i'm a bad friend.
>> go ahead. >> you don't lie? >> you can't even hold it together. >> i don't lie because jesus doesn't like it. >> is that a lie? have you used -- >> i have. >> never have i ever lied saying i got stuck in traffic when i wasn't. >> i have done that. and i don't drive. >> on the way here. >> you lied? >> she was on time. >> never have i ever lied saying my phone ran out of battery. i've done that a lot. >> i'm bad about charging my phone. >> yeah? >> okay. >> i don't have a phone. >> whoa. >> really? is that a lie? >> wow. >> you have so many kids. >> i'm a disrupter. >> you sure are. >> never have i ever lied telling someone i like your outfit when i actually didn't? >> i have never done that. >> i don't believe we should wear clothes. >> come on. we work in the entertainment
industry, right? >> you have? you lied and said you liked someone's outfit? >> yeah. i lie every time i'm nice. >> there you have it. >> coming up -- >> what is oz perlman putting inside this safe? the mentalist and magician is going to blow your coming up on "look! famous people!" we catch flo, the progressive girl, at the supermarket buying cheese. scandal alert! flo likes dairy?! woman: busted! [ laughter ] right afterwards we caught her riding shotgun with a mystery man. oh, yeah! [ indistinct shouting ] is this your chauffeur? what?! no, i was just showing him how easy it is to save with snapshot from progressive. you just plug it in and it gives you a rate based on your driving. does she have insurance for being boring? [ light laughter ] laugh bigger. [ laughter ] with not food, become food? thankfully at panera, 100% of our food is 100% clean.
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back, now, with more of "today's take" and our special co-host, rachel bloom. are you having fun? >> i'm having a lot of fun. >> what do you think from the meat to the coffee? >> i think, you know, when you come to the "today" show, you don't think you're going to be surprised by different cuts of meat, eaten whole in a grown man's mouth. i said that to myself this morning. and i was wrong. >> we can top all of that. >> we have amazing stuff. >> we have something that's going to blow your mind. >> oh. >> come on, oz. >> next week, we're kicking off an installment of wow me week. >> okay. >> we bring some of the mind-bending things, magic tricks, illusions. and one of our favorite things. he's a mentalist. he has read your mind. >> he has once. and it was weird. it was great. >> crazy, right? let's warm it up fast. can i squeeze between you? >> yeah. >> 1 out of 52, a deck of cards. anyone that can do that, was likely lonely as a teenager.
too deep. imagine right now, do this spontaneous, in the moment. rachel bloom, the cards. look this way at me. and imagine that while the cards are flying through the air, you reached up and grabbed one. but not just any card. your perfect card. grab it out of the air, in front of you. i love the acting. >> a great actress. >> open your eyes. it doesn't exist. but imagine it did. you can see it in your mind's eye. imagine i can grab one card out of your hand. what was your perfect card of the day? >> it was the 7 of diamonds. >> that was -- >> is your mind blown? >> my mind is blown. >> that's 1 out of 52. we need to step it up for the "today" show. let's make it one out of millions, billions. what i've done. i'm going to give you a marker. i've safety-sealed, i've hermetically stapled an envelope on every edge, including the way they notarize things when they
do this. tamron, there's something inside. you can't see it yet. sign it. >> sign this thing? >> yes. >> and i like how there was an extra squiggle. sign it, please. >> you made it perfect. and date it. we know it was sealed on january -- >> that's your signature? >> that's a sun. >> you do that for people? >> the 18th or 19th? >> even better. we can't change that. and you can see how this is sealed. give me your initials. no. that's the seal. from this moment forward, this is not going to be in my control. i want you to see what we're going to do. >> he's putting this inside of here. you won't be here. but we're going to call you. >> okay. >> i'm done touching this. i'm going to have you close it. >> rachel, have the honors of closing that. >> give it a lick. >> i gave it to rachel. >> i don't know where it's been. >> and make sure, al, check this out. is there anything else in here? >> nothing. >> put that inside of there,
please. >> wow. >> rip that tab open. >> pretty much, in a vault here. >> please do, sir. and from this moment on, we get that safe. jerry. >> jerry? >> this is under your control. next week, i come back january 26th. and this week is fair game. what i wrote down, things are are going to happen. aside from the inauguration. maybe football. packers and patriots. not saying anything. one or two other things. and things about you. >> january 22nd. mark the calendars. >> put that on the calendar. >> won't break you out. >> and we showed the dancing farmer. a construction worker in toronto. there's the dancing farmer. now, we have a construction worker in toronto to arianna gran grande's into you. >> what say you? >> are you asking if i want it? >> no.
do you like his dance moves? >> i think it's really -- yeah. now. >> now, i like it. >> wow. >> his name is tony. he did it because he wanted to cheer up the crew. >> he is good dance in isolation. >> twerking. >> his pelvis. >> do you have a favorite go-to dance? anything? >> there's a song from the '70s called "yes, sir, i can boogie." >> do we have it. >> it's by baccara. >> we have meghan trainor. >> p. gardener, who plays the role of daryl, is a grown man, but loves to dance to meghan trainor, too. >> is there a specific dance you do? >> we just dance. >> freestyle. >> what's your freestyle? >> why do we bring it up? >> this is humiliating for everyone. >> we do it again, we will show
jim gaffigan eating aiece of me pat mgood morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds will be clearing out this the lehigh valley are with where we will see clearing skies and 52. and warmer inlands at 54 this after noon. clear in the suburbs and high of 52 and 54 with plenty the of sunshine for philadelphia. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. up next, is it okay to eat food past the expiration date?
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it's nice and cold in here, isn't it? >> al asked that the air get turned up. >> i'm like an old jewish lady in a cold deli. >> we're playing a game to, when is it okay? >> i love how you sold that. >> jackie london is a dietitian and director of "good housekeeping." >> here's what we do. we are going to pop a fruit or veggie into the blender. and do a little blend in when you have the answer. >> okay. >> when is it okay to skip a meal? >> never. >> never is right. you have to blend in, tamron. >> oh. >> okay. >> perfect. >> excellent. >> correct.
never skip a meal. your magic number is four. never more than four hours between meals or snacks. you want to get four grams of protein and fiber. >> good. >> when is it okay to eat fast food? >> sometimes. >> rachel? >> never. >> sometimes. all right. that is because -- it's really when we get to the fancy stuff, the supersizing, the extra portions. that's when we get into trouble. we want to ask for something like a standard hamburger with a side order of kids fries is a lower sodium choice. >> i was wrong. okay. i'm sorry. >> everybody gets it wrong. >> everybody gets one. when is it okay to let your kids eat candy? >> i don't have them -- >> sometimes. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. because, exposure is superimportant to making sure
that healthier habits with food and healthy relationships. >> i would make an amazing mom. >> you said always. you had it wrong. i said sometimes. >> of course, it is important to make sure that we cut back on the added sources of sugar in our diet. like cereal, sugar, beverages. >> okay. >> got one more. >> when is it okay to eat dessert? >> always. >> al. yes, always. every day. eat dessert every day. >> what? >> at least, the u.s. dietary guidelines give us 200 calories for discretionary calories. >> i'm carrying around a guilt. >> no guilt. >> the other day a doctor told me i had a beer belly. what are you talking about? and he said, do you eat dessert? no way. >> i think it looks good. >> jackie, thank you so much. we appreciate it. coming up next, father of five star, his fifth
just a few minutes before 9:30 on this thursday. i'm rosemary are connors. bill henley has a check of the first lalert forecast. >> rosemary a a nice start here, and clouds are thinning out in wilmington tha wilmington. that is a sprawling view home of the blue rocks. and the the temperatures have climbed to 44 in delaware. more and more sunshine. 40 with sunshine in the suburbs, and in south jersey and the shores at a 44 with the clouds in place. delaware is warming into the 50s this afternoon and no cold spots around right now. >> jessica boyington is watching a crash out thereon the roads. jess? >> yes n egg harbour township a crash on the atlantic city
township around route 50 at exit 17, and another one on gal e low w w -- on gal low way. and also on route 40 near exit 12, some delays. also delays of vine to schuylkill. so watch those westbound delays around 8tht street continuing on to the schuylkill. back to you. we continue to follow some break news out of north philadelphiament we confirmed that a man died after an altercation with the police. it happened on 10th and poplar streets at 5:00 a.m. this morning. we are working to get more details on exact hi how the man died. we are hoping to catch up with the philadelphia police commissioner this morning. as soon as we have an upcan dat -- update, we will bring it to you live or on the nbc 10 app. and also, this week, donald trump will assume power, and
♪ comedian, actor, good guy, jim gaffigan. has a slew of movies and television shows in the pipeline. >> and he has a comedy special on netflix called "cinco." take a look. >> no one likes to admit you have a land line. it's like discovering you're paying for aol. here's how i justify a land line. i need a land line, if all of the cell towers go out. and then, i could call no one. our land line will ring. our land line will ring. we won't even move to answer it. it's obviously not for us.
>> jim is here. do you need a pepcid a.c. >> that's some edgy stuff. >> that is edgy. you were roaring the whole time we were watching that. >> it is art. >> yeah. >> but really, what i want to talk about is my mustache and how disgusting it is. and the reason i have this mustache is because two acting projects, one, we're redoing -- that's a mustache. that's not chocolate. and i am -- we're redoing "magnum p.i." >> really? >> and i'm playing his shorts. >> not magnum. his shorts. >> and i'm doing a series of remakes of wilfred brimley films. i'm doing the porn version. i'm looking forward to that. >> so, "cinco" the special, you got five kids. >> five kids. >> your fifth special. >> fifth special. and i weigh 5,000 pounds. >> wow. >> so, it's a theme. >> it's a big theme with five.
and that's why -- and five of cinco, of course, is five in french. so -- >> yeah. >> it is. >> now, in -- i'm curious about this. 'cause it -- when you do a lot of comedy about your family. what do you have to clear -- is there stuff that's off-limits? or is it completely open? >> i think my family understands that i have a family solely for material purposes. i'm not one of the people that, like, loves his family. it's business. you know what i mean? it's like, i need some jokes. do something cute, stuff like that. >> is that why they're in the commercial, as well? this is a family business. >> i mean, those kids in the commercials, my former kids -- >> they're not your kids? >> i swapped them out. it was -- they were aging out of the job. >> oh. >> and i -- >> like menudo. >> similar to menudo.
>> you find that the younger ones are better material or the older ones? >> i personally don't like children. it's like what can i get out of the tiny humans before i sell them on the black market. >> when you're casting your kids, what's the thing you look for in the kid? >> are they as good-looking as me? >> okay. >> and if they are good-looking, not as good-looking as me, with my mustache. >> oh. >> you make them put on a face mustache? >> boys and the girls? >> a lot of people wonder, why the mustache? and it was like, i was getting sexually harassed too much. when i look -- when i had a beard, there's a lot of women, men, dogs, that "today" show dog, looking at me in a flirtatious way. >> it traps your musk. >> his what? >> his musk. >> what does your wife think of
all of the attraction? >> i don't think women should have their own opinion. >> oh. >> no. i'm with you. i'm with you. go on. >> she opportunity like the mustache. nobody likes -- i was joking. sarcasm is not dead. yet. soon. >> very soon. >> time for us to go now? >> you're blushing. >> i'm a little worried that people didn't think it was a joke. >> it's a joke. >> my wife, this is for an acting role. >> i've been waiting for a man. >> jim gaffigan, you can watch "cinco" on netflix now. and he does appreciate women with opinions. another king of comedy, al catches up with taran killam, as he takes over the role of when you have type 2 diabetes, there's a moment of truth. and now with victoza® a better moment of proof.
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your majesty, how are you doing? >> i'm excellent. >> have you gotten the british accent? >> i have a british adaptation. i think it's nasally. we're singing. >> can you sing nasally? ♪ you say, a price of my love is not a price you're willing to pay ♪ >> let's head on down. check it down. >> this is the cave. nice, right? that's real zebra. you want to try it on? >> sure. >> there's no sleeves. >> oh. >> it's very king of the forest/wizard of oz, like the lion. >> when you first walk out on stage, to rehearse, what were you feeling? >> it's overwhelming. it's such a significant show. >> you have been on one of the
premier television programs -- >> the "today" show. >> and "snl." and now, on one of the biggest broadway hits, musical hits, ever. >> yeah. >> do you still pinch yourself? >> i mean, now, i'm really stressed, when you put it that way. i'm stressed out. no. i'm unbelievably fortunate. >> have you been doing weights, cardio, to get ready? >> yeah. cape work. cape squats. >> cape squats. >> you know what i mean? >> i feel the burn. my thighs right now. >> exactly. >> my god. wow. >> savannah is going to be so jealous. >> my gosh. >> once i disrobed, it was time for taran's wig fitting. "snl" you had wig changes. at a lightning pace. this must be nice for you. >> yes. this is leisurely. >> do you feel more regal when you put that on?
>> al, i'm beautiful. >> you are. >> just before taking the stage for his final rehearsal, i made sure the cape was on just right. your majesty. >> oh. i ascend, at the hand of roker. ♪ when you're good, i will go mad ♪ ♪ throw away the things we had when push comes to shove ♪ ♪ i will kill all friends and family ♪ ♪ to remind you of my love >> and the night of the premiere, taran did not disappoint, in front of a sold-out, screaming audience. congratulations. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. >> that was so terrific. is it everything you thought it would be, when you stepped out there? >> yes. yeah. and things you don't expect. everything and more. thank you so much for coming here. truly. it means a lot to me.
and i think you're the best. >> congratulations. have a great run. >> thank you so much. >> that's so sweet. and he was great. >> he is terrific. and it got big laughs. he does some different things than the previous two. and the other thing, he is the tallest king george they've ever had. so, he actually had to -- they had to block it differently because with the crown, he was bumping into the rafters as he came in. >> did you get the cape? >> i didn't. but it can be had. >> oh. >> yes. yes. >> that's mysterious. >> for a price. >> we're notol fwilong him, rachel. >> come on. >> what? >> i like it. finally. somebody who will actually follow me. the inaugural weather for you on friday, tomorrow. we're looking at showers, mostly cloudy. occasional light rain. a temperature of about 46 degrees. crazy ex-weather girlfriend. good morning.
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band, new edition, released "poison" 27 years ago. and it is one of the most iconic songs. and next week, they're releasing a new album called "three strikes." take it away. here we go. "poison." here we go. >> bell biv devoe. "three strikes" going down. ♪ poison >> it's bbd on the "today" show. >> you ready? >> you know it. it goes something like this. check it out. ♪ girl i must warn you i sense something strange in ♪ ♪ my mind situation is serious ♪ ♪ let's cure it 'cause we're running out of time ♪ >> bell biv devoe.
♪ relationships they seem from the start ♪ ♪ it's all so deadly when love is not together from the heart ♪ ♪ it's driving me out of my mind ♪ ♪ that's why it's hard for me to find ♪ ♪ can't get it out of my head miss her, kiss her, love her ♪ ♪ that girl is poison >> all right. come on. you know what? ♪ never trust a big butt and smile ♪ ♪ that girl is poison >> cameraman, to the left. ♪ if i were you i'd take precaution ♪ ♪ before i start to leave a fly girl ♪ ♪ you know 'cause in some portions ♪
♪ you'll think she's the best thing in the world ♪ ♪ she's so fly she'll drive you right out of your mind ♪ ♪ and steal your heart when you're blind ♪ ♪ beware she's scheming she'll make you think you're dreaming ♪ ♪ you'll fall in love ♪ and you'll be screaming dreaming ♪ ♪ poison dlid moving in slow ♪ looking for a mel le fellow like devoe ♪ ♪ getting paid laid so better lay low ♪ ♪ scheming on hots my end the pro show ♪ ♪ the low pro hot should be cut like an afro ♪ ♪ see what you're saying ♪ seize weighing but you know she's ♪ ♪ how do you know ♪ me and the crew used to do her ♪ ♪ >> bump your fist like this. bump your fist like this. pump your fist like this. ♪ poison, poison, poison
poison, poison ♪ >> you ready? you ready? three mics. ♪ i was at the har shake saken taken emoff and that night i played the wall ♪ ♪ chechen out the fellas the highs and the lows snoetd keeping one eye open still clocking them ♪ ♪ still one particular girl that stood out from the rest ♪ ♪ pazen can be how she is ♪ michael and me see i'm running the show ♪ ♪ bell biv devoe ♪ it's driving me out of my mind ♪ ♪ that's why it's hard for me to find ♪ ♪ can't get it out of my head miss her, kiss her, love her ♪ ♪ wrong move you're dead ♪ that girl is poison [ cheers and applause ] >> yes, yes. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> in the middle. >> settle down. >> bbd, y'all.
good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it is a few minutes before 10:00 on this thursday. meteorologist bill henley has the first alert neighborhood forecast. >> temperatures are moving up, rose mair a rosemary. looking at the suburbs, it is going to be into the 50s this after noon. 43 in lehigh valley, but as the clouds move out the temperatures will climb to nearly 50 later
today. >> jessica boyington is watching the traffic cameras and starting us off on the schuylkill expressway. >> yes, and going to the conshohocken curve. watching it east and westbound side, it is eastbound where you will see the sun glare, but there is a clearing of a previous accident scene. and there is an accident at pottstown and with slowing. a man in philadelphia died a after an altercation with the police. a according to witnesses, an officer grab bed a man by the neck, and then they gave him the lock zone because they believed he was over dosing. he then died. it is under investigation.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> happy thirsty thursday, january 19th, 2017. jenna bush hager is in this week while kathie enjoys some time off. that is "anywhere" by passenger. >> i love passenger. >> passenger has that other great hit. i loved it, too. >> "let it go." >> yes. yes. >> all right. and speaking of talent, one of the most talented stars of the stage and screen here with us