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local updates throughout the morning. we'll see you back here in about 25 minutes. good morning. hard sell. president trump heading back to capitol hill today to urge reluctant republicans to pass his tax plan. but will this controversial remark at an event to honor native-american war heroes. >> they call her pocahontas. >> -- overshadow the visit. roy moore, on the campaign trail amid his sexual misconduct scandal. >> i'm going to take off the gloves and show the truth. >> how nasty will things get? runway scare. two planes collide, clipping wings while taxiing at jfk. both damaged, passengers rattled
and an investigation under way. a groundbreaking discovery at one of the world's holiest sites. prince harry and macon markel on the royal wedding. >> she tripped and fell into my life. >> and how it all began. >> it was a setup. and the moment this katy perry fan will never forget. today, tuesday, november 28th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for being us with on a tuesday morning. >> normally when you talk about a full-court press, you're talking about a basketball game. today, it's all about washington. >> this could be a make-or-break day for trump and his push for
tax reform. traveling to capitol hill to personally make his case. we're going to begin our coverage with nbc washington correspondent, kristen welker. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. president trump has a full day of high-stakes meetings on both sides of pennsylvania avenue today. first stop, capitol hill, where he will push senate republicans to get behind the tax reform plan with more than a dozen senators expressing doutd expret now. later this afternoon, the president is back at the white house, where he will meet with leaders of both parties to discuss the rest of his agenda. the president adding urgency to all of it. hopefully republican senators will give us the much-needed tax cuts to keep it all going. democrats want big tax increases. in just a few hours, president trump heads to the hill, where he'll make a hard sell for tax reform. >> it will be a tremendous tax cut. the biggest in the history of our country. >> reporter: overnight, some gop senators acknowledging they have
concerns about the bill in its current form. a report from the congressional budget office found the bill could cause middle income americans to pay more. >> are you going to vote for this bill? >> i don't know. i have concerns on the deficit side. >> reporter: in order to pass the bill, senate republicans can only afford to lose two votes. and right now, at least one senator, ron johnson, is a no. >> we need more information. but we'll keep working on this. we need to pass real tax reform. >> reporter: the legislative battle coming amid a fresh firestorm for the white house, after president trump made this controversial comment during a white house ceremony honoring navajo code talkers, navy american veterans who helped win world war ii. >> you're very, very special people. you were here long before any of us were here. although, we have a representative in congress who
they say was here a long time ago. they call her pocahontas. but you know what? i like you because you are special. you are special people. >> reporter: the pocahontas comment, a familiar jab at massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. warren faced criticism as a senate candidate for claiming native-american ancestry during her academic career, which candidate trump repeatedly mocked during the campaign. >> pocahontas, elizabeth warren. >> reporter: warren firing back overnight. >> all the president had to do was make it through this ceremony and honor these wonderful people. and what did he do? he had to throw out a racial slur. >> reporter: in a statement, the president for the navajo nation, said he did not want to engage in the back and forth between president trump and senator warren. the white house will aim to tern
t turn the page from that controversy, and keep the focus on its tax reform push today. >> kristen, thank you. want to get the latest on another scandal getting attention in washington and beyond. embattled senate candidate roy moore returned to the campaign trial. and he pushed back against the sexual misconduct allegations against him. gabe gutierrez is in ft. payne, alabama. >> reporter: roy moore's support may have cratered in capitol hill. he is still going strong here in parts of alabama. entering the final stretch of two weeks before election day. roy moore is on the attack, as defiant as ever, after his first public appearance in 11 days. >> i'm going to take off some gloves and show the truth in this campaign. [ applause ] >> reporter: moore refused to answer questions. his campaign keeping cameras at
a distance. and releasing an ad dismissing allegations of nine women's advances. including the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, calling the accusations a scheme by liberal elites. >> this is simply dirty politics. and it's a sign of the immorality. it's a sign of the immorality of our time. >> reporter: he repeated, he doesn't know his accusers. one, leigh corfman, spoke with savannah. >> i wonder how many mes he doesn't know. >> if your christian culture does not accept abortion, same-sex marriage, sodomy, transgender rights in school bathrooms, you are discriminatory. >> reporter: instead, moore is framing the alabama senate race as a culture war, against his opponent, the establishment, and the media. >> if there's anything you want to say about how you're here and how you came to be sitting here,
i would like to know that story, as well. >> reporter: all of it as "the washington post" posted this interview on monday, with one of the reporters and a woman that tried to dupe them saying she conceived a child with moore when she was 15. >> i probably want to cancel and not go through with it at this point. >> reporter: "the post" never reported her story, based on what they call an unsubstantiated item. and says she appears to have ties to a right-wing activist group. they used a conservative group to target journalists. post in front of the organization's leader, james o'keeffe. >> i'm not answering questions. >> reporter: moore's opponent, doug jones, is ahead by less than a percentage point in an average of recent polls. president trump all but endorsed moore last week. but the white house says he won't actually campaign for moore here in alabama. >> gabe, thank you.
al franken returned to capitol hill monday for the first time since allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him. >> i am embarrassed. i feel ashamed. >> in a brief appearance outside his office, the democrat apologized again. and tried to regain people's trust. he said he did not know if more allegations would surface. >> if you had said -- you know, asked me two weeks ago would any woman come forward with an allegation like this, i would have said no. so, i cannot speculate. >> in the meantime, a second woman has come forward accusing john conyers of sexual misconduct. his staffer said conyers made advances toward her, including inappropriate touching. conyers' lawyer says his client
denies wrongdoing. there is a lot to talk about including a close call between two airliners in here new york. the jets clipped wings on the taxiway. tom kcostello covers ave natioir us. what happened here? >> a virgin atlantic pilot asked to pull over to take care of a problem in the docockpit. a second plane clipped the wing. tense moments for passengers headed overseas. after the wings of the wide-bodied jetliners got too close, briefly clipping each other. egypt air flight 986 was moving on the taxiway when its right wing touched the left wing of a
virgin atlantic flight to london. the audio clip from the tower revealed how it happened. the virgin atlantic pilot said he had a problem and needed to solve that before the plane could take off. he pulled over to the side of the taxiway, but apparently not far enough. >> we've got a technical issue at the moment. we're going to have to do some diagnosing. >> have you got all that? pull off to the right. all the way to the right if you can. >> i think he just clipped our wing. >> we can confirm he has hit the left-hand wing of the virgin. >> reporter: fortunately, no one was injured. but both planes sustained significant damage to the wing tips. the planes were not moving at full speed when this happened. there was no fuel leakage. egypt air went back to the terminal on its own power. the virgin atlantic plane had to
be towed. >> fender bender with airplanes is never good. pope francis is navigating delicate waters on a controversial visit to myanmar. this is a first for any pope. a lot of unrest there. >> there really is. it's dangerous. in 20 foreign trips pope francis has shown himself to be a master politician, proclaiming peace and inclusion, and lifting up the poor without getting drawn into politics. but in myanmar, the world is watching to see if the pope can speak truth to power, without endangering myanmar's christian minority. the smiles, the waves, the embraces, all mask the diplomatic risk for pope francis in myanmar. billed as a trip of love and peace, to the country in the midst of a brutal crackdown.
>> i think this is the most risky trim that the pope has made. in terms that, if he says the wrong thing or something that the military or the buddhist monks don't like, then, there could be violence. >> reporter: the pontiff's journey, starting with a courtesy visit with myanmar's military chief. whose facebook page told the pope, myanmar has no religious discrimination. causing an exdoes of more than 600,000 people to the neighboring nation of bangladesh. failure to stop the violence has tarnished the reputation of myanmar's civilian leader and nobel peace prize winner, and some feel the trip could do the same to francis, who met with the leader today. >> she is in total denial that ethnic cleansing is going on. and has, in fact, denied it.
the pope is not going to do that. there's no way the pope is going to do that. >> now, long a voice for the persecuted and the press. the pope told myanmar's civic leaders, that peace must be built in the interest of each ethnic group. >> thank you. now, to an nbc news exclusive, a princeton university graduate student is serving ten years in an iranian prison for alleged espionage. now, his wife is opening up, calling her husband's detention unjust. stephanie gosk has that story. >> reporter: his wife is speaking out for the first time after iranian tv aired a story that laid out the details of the case against wong. some think that iran may have released footage, to put p pressure on the u.s. >> i remember the day i was
working in the firestone library that he gives me a call. >> reporter: the american citizen in the ph.d. program in princeton, has been in custody in iran since 2016, charged with spying. >> when he was in political prison, his condition was really poor. it was extremely stressful. he attempted to commit suicide. >> reporter: over the weekend, the case took a new turn, when iranian state tv aired a story describing the charges against him. including trying to take 4,500 scanned documents out of the country. seeki seeki seek -- his head in his hands. >> the more knowledge the united states possesses about iran, the better for its policy toward iran. >> reporter: she says her
husband is a academic scholar, pursuing his doctorate, whose research on iranian history had been approved by officials there. >> he didn't do anything secretly. >> reporter: the new tv report comes on the heels of president trump's announcement last month, that he would not certify the obama-era nuclear arms deal with iran and might pull out of it altogether. unless congress imposes additional sanctions against the country. a state department official called for wang's release. saying we strongly object to the treatment of wang. they called on all americans being detained there. for nearly 40 years, iran has used detentions and hostage-taking as a tool of state policy. she says her husband is a victim of the political tension between the u.s. and iran. but is holding out hope that her family will soon be together again.
>> only the u.s. government can help us. i will never give up. because he's innocent. >> reporter: so, the couple has a son, you see in that photo. he was only 2 when his father left for iran. now, he is 4. and his wife says he very rarely talks about his father anymore. >> and official efforts to try to remedy the situation? >> you heard it. state department not saying much at this point. neither is the white house. >> steph, thank you very much. tens of thousands of tourists are stranded in bali for the second-straight day. the airport there still closed, as mt. agung is spewing massive amounts of ash. officials have raised the alert to the highest level. nearly 100,000 people living in the danger zone are being forced to evacuation. mr. roker has joined the table, with a first look at the weather. >> good morning. not a lot going on weather-wise, as far as stuff coming from the sky.
we are going to see some impacts from this front that's pushing through the midwest today, on into tomorrow, and makes its way into the northeast and new england, with a few snowshowers behind it. however, ahead of that front, we've got some pretty strong winds. today, we're looking at gusty winds. chicago, detroit, cincinnati, st. louis. could be some airport delays. as we move into this afternoon, western parts of pennsylvania, new york state. by tomorrow morning, it's here in the northeast. look for morning delays for boston, new york city, all the way down to washington, d.c., as
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold morning, but bright sunshine around all day. look at the temperatures this afternoon -- 60 degrees in new jersey. at the shore, close to the 60-degree mark with mostly sunny skies. upper 50s in the suburbs. light winds in philadelphia. hit 60 degrees this afternoon. and you'll see plenty of sunshine in the lehigh valley after morning temperatures in the 20s. 55 degrees the high temperature. clouds clear out for delaware. sunny and 60 later today. have a great day. t's your latest weather. guys? >> thank you, al. coming up, when prince harry and meghan markle are revealing about their engagement and future. and some answers to burning questions about the royal wedding. and are you looking at the tomb of jesus? exclusive details of what was just discovered at one of the holiest sites in the world. but first, this is "today" on
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that. on the northbound side moving near route 41. so right now, traffic is slow if you're maybe trying to get to 295 or to the philadelphia area. also watching the schuylkill expressway. no problems like accidents reported here. we are seeing pretty big drive times. 26 minutes from the blue route to the vine. speeds into the 30s. >> all right. thank you. new this morning, two children are in the hospital after police say they crashed the stolen car in philadelphia's olney section. the kids are 12 and 13. authorities tell us they are not seriously injured. the car crashed into a pole around 4:00 a.m. at front street and olney avenue. we'll have another local news update in about 25 minutes. you can join us every weekday morning for nbc10 news today from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. i'm katy zachry. the "today" show continues in just minutes.
7:30 on a tuesday morning, 28th day of november 2017. all these people in the plaza, gathered to celebrate my son, tie tyson's, 11th birthday. >> love you, tys. what's going on this morning? let's get to the headlines. we'll start with an important day ahead for the president. >> it will be a tremendous tax cut. >> talking taxes. president trump heads to capitol hill today to convince key republican senators to vote for tax reform. >> you were here long before any of us were here. >> as the controversy surrounding his remarks during a ceremony honoring native
american veterans picks up steam. >> we have a representative in congress, they call her pocahontas. >> all the president had to do was make it through this ceremony. grounded. the faa investigating how two planes collided at jfk airport, clipping wings and doing damage to both jets. new clue? investigators looking at the location where the sub was last heard. wells fargo, in trouble again, after its revealed bankers for the company overcharged business clients in order to receive higher bonuses. and beat the bathrobe burglar. police asking for help to identify the would-be bandit who got stuck while sneaking through the window of this new york home. today, tuesday, november 28th, 2017.
>> that doesn't look good. >> that doesn't look good at all. now, to the buzz around the next royal wedding, as the world gets ready for the big event in the spring. prince harry and his bride-to-be, meghan markle, are opening up about their relationship, spilling the details. kelly cobiella is at kensington palace for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they put the modern into the fairy tale. such an interesting spin on that prince charming-type storyline. the two opening up about the year and a half-long relationship, really. and talking about that kcozy night in at kensington palace when the prince proposed. >> it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. he got within one knee. >> was it an instant yes from you? >> yes. i didn't let you finish proposing. >> she didn't let me finish.
>> reporter: the setting, prince harry's cottage at tensington palace. two rings from his mom, diana, and a center stone from botswana. >> we camped out under the stars. and we had five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic. >> reporter: the american actress was working on the tv show "suits" when a friend set her up with a prince. >> i had never heard about her, until a friend said, meghan markle. give me a bit of background. what's going on here? >> i didn't know much about him. the only thing that i had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up. i said, is he nice? >> reporter: the couple kept their romance private for five months. when the british press found out, they pounced on markel's biracial background. >> it's disheartening. it's a shame that is the climate in this world to focus that much on that. or that would be discriminatory in that sense.
i think at the end of the day, i'm really just proud of who i am and where i come from. >> reporter: and now, a new chapter. the couple will live together in harry's nottingham cottage. the neighbors, prince william, kate and the kids. >> william and i are thrilled. it's such exciting news. it's a really happy time for any couple. and we wish them all the best. >> children? >> not currently, no. of course, you know. i think one step at a time. hopefully we'll start a family in the near future. >> reporter: but first, there's a fairy tale wedding to plan. and we could hear more about those wedding plans later today, including possibly a place, maybe even a date. guys, prepare to clear your calendars. >> they are cleared for march, april, may and june. thank you, kelly. victoria arbiter is back with us this morning. how are you? >> good morning. >> a bunch of burning questions.
we know that easter comes early. kate is expecting in april. so, take out the tea leaves and tell us when you think this might happen. >> the most popular month at the moment, appears to be march. that's for a couple of reasons. the baby is due in april. and the commonwealth have a meeting in england april 16 th. the royal calendar. things don't bunch around. queen victoria thought may was an unlucky month to get married. peter phillips, william and harry's cousin got married in may. march is looking likely. >> none of us have march in the pool. >> we did our picks. you're not liking my late -- my early june pick there. >> early june is a no? >> early june says summer. they said spring. >> technically it's spring. >> sorry, matt. >> don't make me bring al in here. the last time we covered a royal wedding, was a major tv event. does it have to be?
>> yes. i think so. >> good. >> especially given harry's popularity. since the coronation, every major royal event has been televised. i think there would be an outcry if this one wasn't. the british public was say getting on them because they couldn't have a bank holiday. >> meghan markle is divorced. can she be married in the puchuh of england? does it have to take place in westminster abbey. >> no. but it has to be in church. the queen is devotely religious. >> what about the best man. will it be william? >> yes. >> and what about kate? will she be somewhere? will she be in megahanmeghan's ? >> no. she is the queen concert. she can't be serving somebody else in that serving position.
so -- >> that makes sense. >> and how much of a say in all the preparations will meghan and harry have? >> harry and meghan will have more of a say. william was given a list of a bunch of names. and the queen ripped up the list and said, start with your friends. they'll have a say. >> victoria, thank you so much. we'll have more coming up in the next half hour. we'll take a look at meghan markle and her journey from hollywood to the palaces of london. mr. roker, what's shaking? >> we have a long-range london forecast for you. >> how is june looking? >> june is looking late. hey, guess -- it has been hot out west. denver, vyesterday, your high ws 81 degrees. the previous november record was 80. that's 34 degrees above the average high of 37 degrees. look at the temperatures again
today. winter is in denial. it's not coming for a while. st. louis will be 70 degrees. 21 degrees above average. d.c., 62 degrees. houston, almost 80. you have a problem if you like cool weather. for tomorrow, boston will see temperatures above normal at 56 degrees. valdosta, 77. little rock, upwards of 67 degrees. and later this week, warm weather hangs around. 58 in salt lake. 80 degrees in phoenix. kansas city, 59. in new york city, 52 degrees. we have the tree lighting forecast coming up for you in a ttle bit. lith good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold morning, but bright sunshine. it's going to be around all day. look at the temperatures this afternoon -- 60 degrees in new jersey. at the shore, close to the 60-degree mark with mostly sunny skies. upper 50s in the suburbs. light winds in philadelphia. hit 60 degrees this afternoon. and you'll see plenty of sunshine in the lehigh valley after morning temperatures in the 20s.
55 degrees the high temperature. clouds clear out for delaware. sunny and 60 later today. have a great day. >> get that full forecas foreca anytime you need it. weather channel on cable. the discussion is still going. >> i don't like the weather in london in march. it's going to be still cold. >> it doesn't work for us. meghan and harry, what about our needs? we want a spring wedding. coming up, we're going to shift gears. a groundbreaking discovery at one of the holiest sites of the world. we're going to take you there live. also ahead, a remarkable choir's unlikely journey to one of the world's biggest stages. plus, a big kick for one of katy perry's biggest fans. day two, jill's "steals & (chris) the very first time i met bruce i saw on his lapel he's got a purple heart. (bruce) we started talking about the service. i outrank him. (chris) [laughs] yeah. meals on wheels reaches so many people.
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that out. nbc's keir simmons is there for us. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. this is going to be an incredible experience. we're going to take you through these doors to the place that people believe that jesus was buried. december's cover of "national geographic," revealing that even in roman times they located this very site as the location of jesus christ's tomb. over thousands of years, millions have worshiped here. their faith, unmoved by science. now, scientists have confirmed the authenticity of a site revered by christians. >> the church of the holy sepulcher is one of the most important churches in christianity, right? it marks the site of the crucifixion, the burial and the resurrection of jesus christ, according to christian tradition. >> reporter: the church of the holy sepulcher, thought to be jesus' tomb, dates back 1,700
years, says kristen roamey. >> we have scientific proof, this site, one of the holiest sites in christianity, has been unbroken for 1,700 years. >> reporter: this latest discovery is featured exclusively in the december issue of "national geographic." a professor of christian archaeology gives me a tour. this is the place where jesus was resurrected. >> yes. >> reporter: a year ago, the tomb was opened for the first time in centuries. archaeologists removed ancient mortar. and using cutting-edge science, dated crystals in the samples back to roman times. >> i wasn't expecting this. >> reporter: fred hibbit from "national geographic" was there.
>> one of my friends who is a monk came out and said, what did you see? and he said, i saw the rock. >> reporter: parts of the sacred site, preserves, despite a history of violence, fire and earthquakes. the surrounding church, virtually demolished 1,000 years ago. but the belief of the faithful, never shaken. then, for just a few minutes, we are allowed in ourselves. to come here for the first time and to imagine this is where jesus was resurrected, it's awe-inspiring. this, the very place where it's said jesus gave his life. and now, you can experience it for yourself, in washington, d.c. national geographic has built a 3d replica. >> you see the site of crucifixion behind us. and the body is taken down from the cross.
the experience moves you through, into the shrine, or the tomb. >> reporter: a chance to see the incredible site, without the lines. a place where religion, history and now science, meet, inspiring believers around the world. and that exhibition at the national geographic museum continues through fall this year. and they have a documentary, the secrets of christ's tomb, explorer special, at 9:00 eastern. the fascination this continues to hold through thousands of years is amazing. >> been there. it's extraordinary to be there in that surrounding. >> what an experience. i don't know how to tell keir his next assignment is the royal wedding. that will be good, too. coming up on "trending," do you or don't you? the big ♪
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stop and go. speeds into the 20s from the blue route to the vine street expressway. also watching in haddon township for a crash near 168. back to you. >> thanks. in delaware county, police are looking for the attacker who beat and robbed a blind man this weekend. only nbc10 was there last night as police inni upper darby oh gathered surveillance video. the man is a cancer survivor who walks every day to stay healthy. he's now recovering from surgery for a broken leg. also happening today, newman university in delaware county will offer free workplace clothing to people in need. the annual wardrobes for work open house runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 in aspen. area businesses are donating the clothing. and a reminder. nbc10 is the only place to see the league-leading eagles visit the seattle seahawks on sunday night football. our coverage begins at 9:30 sunday morning. we'll be back in 25 minutes.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, trump, taxes and trouble. >> we have a representative in congress who they say was here a long time ago. they call her pocahontas. >> the president heads to capitol hill today to tout tax reform. but will his controversial comments at this event honoring native americans steal the spotlight? we're live on capitol hill. plus, road to royalty. >> as a matter of fact, i could barely let you finish proposing. >> she's now just months away from marrying prince harry. but who is meghan markle? details on her remarkable journey from l.a. to london. and heroes among us. kicking off a new series, highlights the people who spend
their lives helping others. this morning, a choir director taking people from the streets all the way to carnegie hall. >> singing has brought me from homelessness. >> today, tuesday, november 28th, 2017. ♪ we have a group of ladies from washington state. >> go, seahawks. >> barbara's turning 88 on the "today" show. ♪ >> it's our first time in new york city. ♪ >> wait a minute. who skipped school today? >> we did. >> maureen came from louisiana because she's celebrating her -- >> 70th birthday. >> check out these beautiful smiles. we know we're here with a group of -- >> dental hygienists. >> oh, my god. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." thank you for being with us on a
bright and shiny tuesday morning. >> they have a convention out there. >> it's a great crowd, you guys. >> great. a lot to get to in this half hour. why don't we start with your news at 8:00. president trump is launching a final all-out push for tax reform. but his political agenda is at risk of being overshadowed by some unrelated controversies. nbc's kasie hunt takes us through all of that. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. trump heads to capitol hill to try to sell republican senators on his tax plan. it's his last chance for a major legislative accomplishment this year. but it comes as the congressional budget office estimates that it could hurt lower income families more than originally thought. trump heading to capitol hill to try to seal the deal on tax reform. >> i think the tax bill is doing very well. and i think the republicans will be proud of it. >> reporter: republican senators negotiating into the night last night, trying to keep costs
down. >> i have concerns on the definite side. >> reporter: the key votes are feeling intense political pressure to get to yes and show they can govern. >> i would like to vote for the bill. we're trying to get there. >> reporter: also on the president's plate, questions of who is in charge at the con fsur protection bureau. >> rumors i'm going to set the place on fire or blow it up or lock the doors are completely false. >> reporter: but vowing drastic change. >> wants me to get it back to the point where it can protect people without trampling on capitalism. >> reporter: leandra english heads the bureau with her outgoing predecessor. senator elizabeth warren also in another controversy. at a ceremony honoring navajo code talkers, president trump taking this swipe at the
massachusetts senator. >> we have a representative in congress who they say was here a long time ago. they call herpocahontas. but you know what? i like you. >> reporter: it's not the first time president trump has used the nickname to insult warren, who has claimed native american ancestry. the latest jab sparking a war of words. >> it is deeply unfortunate that the president of the united states cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur. >> look, i think that senator warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career. i don't understand why no one is asking about that question and why that isn't constantly covered. >> reporter: in a statement, the head of the navajo nation called the pokemcahontas comment an insensitive reference. and another tribal group called it a slur. matt? >> all right, kasie hunt.
kasie, thank you very much. the parents of a missing florida teen hopes that somebody will come forward with information that will help them find her daughter. her parents believe she climbed out of her bedroom window on saturday night. and she may be with ryan rodriguez. caitlin erased the information on her cell phone and left it behind. deputies discovered that she withdrew $200 from an atm in georgia, the day after she disappeared. police say the two may be traveling in a red mercury sable with florida plates. the faa is investigating a late-night collision at new york's jfk airport. it left two large commercial jets with some wing damage. officials say an egyptair flight was moving on the taxiway. that's when its right wing clipped the wing of a virgin atlantic plane that had pulled off to the side of the taxiway. the wing was sheared off.
that plane had to be towed back to the terminal. there were no reports of injuries or a fuel spill. >> a fender-bender. quick pick-me-up now. >> you'll like this one. sometimes finding the perfect christmas tree can be a challenge for some. getting that home can be more difficult. take a look at this picture from sudbury, massachusetts. police pulled this car over for having an oversized festive load. the department posted the photo on its facebook beige, a reminder to transport your trees responsib responsibly. it's not known if this guy got a ticket or just placed on the naughty list. >> to have the rock center tree and have a prius. that makes no sense. we have a lot more on the duchess in waiting. what you need to know about prince harry's bride-to-be, meghan markle. and a special guest joining
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mailbox. we ask, are holiday cards a relic, a bygone era? >> no. >> an op-ed in "the l.a. times" said, no. the pleasure of them is that they take time. the pleasure of them is they are done specially. the pleasure of holiday cards is each is a memento of a mixed moment and expression of the year that produced it. >> my secretary does all of them. >> that warms my heart. >> it literally does. >> however, can i say, i love getting holiday cards. don't tell me everything your kids did over the last 12 months. >> that's what i wanted to get into. do you like the news let center. >> no. the newsletter is a no. >> i like the picture. at least just sign your name. as opposed to just mass producing on shutterfly. >> here's my point, all this complaining. i'm sending no cards this year.
>> your secretary. >> i feel guilty when i get one of the cards with a picture. when it's over, you don't want to throw it out. i end up saving people's kids pictures that i don't know that well. >> what do you do when you get them? do you put them on the mantle? >> the cute kids go on the refrigerator. they're all cute, though. the pictures of their kids are just beautiful. >> do you think it's something that only families can do? can a single person send a holiday card with their picture? >> i think so. >> i think so. >> it's like, no. >> an 8 by 10, maybe? >> isn't that tinder? single people. >> you swipe the christmas card. >> we're going to try to send one this year. stay tuned. >> i like that. >> getting charley to pose. this little segment is called "pop start." and dylan handles this. >> speaking of getting into the holiday spirit, linkedin and
spotify have joined forces to come up with a list of 2017's most popular holiday songs. michael buble makes the most appearances, with seven songs in the top 20. joining him, andy williams, "it's the most wonderful time of year," and wham's "last christmas." who holds the number one spot? >> mariah carey? >> "all i want for christmas is you." >> do you have a favorite song, jim? >> joe walsh, rocky mountain -- >> a little unorthodox. >> and we all remember the famous tag line, won't you be my neighbor? it's now the name of an upcoming documentary of fred rogers. it will be directed by morgan neville. the film is a portrait of rogers and how he created one of pbs' longest running shows. the children's educational program wrapped production in
2000. rogers passed away in 2003. it's set to be released june 8th, 2018. >> he was supercool. >> just sing the song in my head. this is a kicker. at her last cancer last week, katy perry was having some fun with some stage props. the singer was kicking large, n inflatable balls. one came toward a fan, knocking her camera to the ground. jordan was behind the camera and laughed off the incident. she said on twitter, the incident was the single best moment of her life. glad to hear she's okay. and that's your "pop start." >> cool. do you have a click? >> that's after jim. >> we're doing jim first. >> can we talk about a new movie you're in. >> yes. >> it's called "wonder wheel." you're starring in this. a little different role from what we're used to seeing you in. >> it's a very dramatic role. a very dramatic movie for woody allen. it stars kate winslet and justin
timberlake. >> i don't think that's it. >> that was "according to jim." that was quite funny and money. >> there we go. >> it's dramatic. very dramatic. >> look at you. >> ooh. that's cool-looking. >> and kate winslet plays your wife in this? >> yes. this is the daughter who comes back, estranged daughter. >> you're all on coney island, right? >> the place we live is the apartment above the shooting range in coney island. you're always hearing the gunshots. and i work the carousel. and she works the oyster bar. it's a working class, very tough life. >> do you like that? >> 1950. >> well, dramatic roles are -- comic roles are really the truly dramatic. i love playing drama. an i love working with woody allen and kate winslet and
justin. and the d.p. is going to win the academy award. it's the most beautifully shot movie this year. >> you find time for music? i know you love music. >> i play it all the time. i have my harmonica in my coat pocket. >> that would be great. >> oh, i got it somewhere. in my coat pocket. >> just pretend. go ahead. >> air har mmonica. >> how many appearances do you do a year? >> 15 to 20. mainly, corporate shows. corporations and casinos. we have a blast dancing together. i dance with this 6'4", big canadian man. we dance on the stage. when we leave each other, he says to me, jimmy, until we dance again. we have the sweetest time. >> good for you. >> we want to tell people that "wonder wheel" hits theaters
limited release this friday. thanks for playing along. >> thank you. i want my gift. >> it's a harmonica. i want my gift. >> you have to except this "daly click." >> if you've had to wait in the car for someone, you know the minutes can start to feel like hours. that was the case for this passenger. [ horn honking ] >> you hear that horn? that's coming from one impatient pup. the dog found his way to the wheel and made it known he was ready to go. he got his paws on the horn and wouldn't let up. >> i love dogs. but -- >> exactly. >> look at that face. >> all right, dylan. thank you very much. can you stop that now, please? dylan, thank you. jim, thanks again. great to see you. a check of the weather from
al. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by kay jewelers, every kiss begins with kay. >> one of the best moments i ever had was performing with the blues brothers in 1996. john goodman was part of that group. we had a good time. that was good. anyway. right now, things pretty quiet. we have this frontal system that's pushing across. going to bring wind, a little bit of snow. there's little snow out around the country. on this date, we've only got 4% of the continental united states covered by snow. last year, 22%. you average it out, and should have 30% of the country covered with snow. not this year. it's going to continue that way. unseasonably mild throughout much of the plains, the central u.s., in the northeast, cooler side. some rain and mountain snows in noe pacific good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley.
a cold morning but we've got bright sunshine and it's going to be around all day. look at temperatures this afternoon. 60 degrees in new jersey. at the shore close to the 60 degree mark but mostly sunny skies. upper 50s in the suburbs. light winds in philadelphia. it's 60 degrees this afternoon. you see plenty of sunshine in the lehigh valley. morning temperatures in the 20s, 55 degrees high temperatures. clouds clear out for delaware, sunny and 60. have a great day. >> don't forget, you can find more of "today" on our siriusxm channel, 108. tomorrow, the hoda show. >> thank you, mr. roker. now, to our new series, "road to the royal wedding." we are starting. we heard from prince harry and meghan markle earlier. what else do we need to know about the american actress that finally stole harry's heart. let's go back to kelly cobiella
at kensington palace. >> reporter: good morning. she is arguably the most famous bride-to-be on the planet right now. but we found out there's a lot more to meghan markle than acting and royal romance. she's captured the heart of the world's number one bachelor. >> an amazing surprise. it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. he got on one knee. >> reporter: soon to become an american princess. but who is meghan markle? her full name is rachel meghan markle. actress, campaigner, smart and stunning. meghan moved to london with one of her beloved dogs weeks ago, moving in with harry. >> i have two dogs that i've had for quite a long time. my rescue pups. and one is now staying with very close friends. and my other little guy is, yes, he's in the u.k. he's been here for a while. >> reporter: her own history makes her an exciting and unprecedented choice for a royal prince. american, proudly mixed race,
with catholic and jewish heritage, and previously married. inevitably, the british press traced her british roots. discovering this isn't the first royal run-in for her family. her ancestor was beheaded on the orders of henry vii. his wealth and land confiscated. and she's not the first of her family to step foot in a royal palace. >> one of her great, great grandmothers worked at windsor castle. >> reporter: generations later, the t v actress is a princess-to-be. her half-sister, samantha, is from her father's first marriage. >> she is my blood half-sister. it was like a gift when meghan was born because she was so full of life and personality, that we
became settled as a family. but we became much more lively. >> reporter: she was perfectly cast for showbiz, as she told craig ferguson. >> on the set of "married with children" after school for ten years, i was there. >> wow. >> reporter: her father, a lighting director, worked on the popular show "married with children." ♪ love and marriage love and marriage ♪ >> reporter: drawn to acting at an early age. >> by the time she was 6 or 7, she was involved in a little hollywood studio. >> reporter: after catholic school, studying theater and relations, working briefly at the u.s. embassy in average tee tina, she followed a different path from her husband-to-be. around the same time, harry preparing to go to afghanistan and serving in the british army. meghan was on tv, as a briefcase model on the sit show, "deal or no deal." she's appeared on "today." >> happy about grilling lettuce
here. >> reporter: her previous marriage ended in divorce after two years. while working on the hit drama "suits," she caught the eye of the prince. >> i found it. >> reporter: a common theme shared by harry and meghan, their dedication to those in need. many say meghan is a perfect match for harry. she's not a royal but she understands the world of show business that modern royals must navigate. harry's mother, princess diana, would surely have liked her. >> what do you think your mother would have thought about meghan or said about meghan. >> i think they would be thick as thieves. i think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down so excited for me. but then, we would have probably been best friends with meghan. >> reporter: meghan said that she and harry bonded over their passion for humanitarian work on that very first date. in fact, meghan says, it's what got them to date number two. guys? the rest is history, right?
>> love, love, love all the little details. thank you, kelly. >> never say that jim belushi isn't a guy to prove a point. you know? >> look at him. here he is. ♪ >> i found it. i told you. i always carry it. ♪ ♪ >> keep playing. straight ahead, day two of our week-long holiday "steals & deals," on a tuesday morning, right after your local news and more music. ♪
announce nbc 10 news starts now. >> 8:26. good tuesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's check with bill henley. bill. >> sunshine all around. this is the live view in cape may, 30s this morning, dropped into the low 30s in philadelphia. now with sunshine the temperatures have started to climb. 38 degrees currently in philadelphia. 40 in delaware. still some colder spots in lehigh valley and in the suburbs. these numbers will climb into the upper 50s, close to 60 degrees later today. >> now traffic, first alert traffic. jessica boyington covering that. >> watching the schuylkill
expressway. we're seeing slowdowns off the ramp, eastbound traffic towards center city will run into that. also haddon township crash on route 30. tracie, back to you. >> right now a search under way for hit-and-run driver. someone slammed into a person last night in trevose. whoever was driving the truck briefly got out before getting back in and speeding away. truck described as late '90s ford pickup with maroon and tan or gray paint. we're working to find the victim's kurt busch. the truck missing a headlight. news and weather throughout the day with the free nbc 10 apps. the "today" show continues in a few minutes. thanks for watching.
we are back, now. 8:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 28th day of november, 2017. kind of a chilly morning in new york city. but we've got a great crowd here. get ready for another great event. i can't shake your hand because i've got -- >> what is it? >> some kibble. >> what just happened? >> i went to shake this young lady's hand. i can't shake your hand. and i went to show her i had kibble for charlie. and she took one. >> and she ate it. >> you can give him one. >> oh. >> she is a pro. >> made a friend. >> that's awesome. >> charlie, way to go.
>> by the way, tomorrow night, you see that beautiful tree behind us? >> yes. >> we're going to light that baby up. it's always a lot of fun when we have the holiday tree lighting ceremony. join us for christmas in rockefeller center. that's tomorrow night, 8:00, 7:00 central time. >> you're not doing your annual joke. what's tall, dressed in green and ready by 9:00. >> when one light goes on, they all go on. we have a big, beautiful crowd. let's just come this way. come with me. you know what? sometimes you make the trip and your loved one can't make it. ala's here today. hey, sweetie. >> good morning. >> and your poppy couldn't make the trip? >> not this time. he's sick he couldn't make it this time. so, i'm here to have fun for the both of us. >> give him a hello. >> hi, poppy. love you. >> we love you, poppy.
thank you, sweetie. enjoy your time in new york. >> nice to have you. >> coming up, we have a story you're not going to want to miss. it will touch your heart. it's about second chances and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a remarkable group of singers. cannot wait to show you this. >> so cool. we got gifts for guys. that's what we love to hear. jill martin is here to hook us up with "steals & deals." first, miss kelly, what's coming up? >> trace adkins on the show. a tribute to american heroes coming up tomorrow night. and we're going to put on the pounds with a guy that's going to show us how to make french toast. and take them off with two women who can tell us the one thing you can do in your bed in the morning to take off the weight. >> oh. >> it's not that thing. it's another thing. we'll talk about it. >> do we want to do this thing? >> yes. it's effortless. >> yes.
now, you're speaking my language. effortless. done. thank you. >> that's on "megyn kelly today." time for a check of the weather, al. >> the one thing you can do with your weather to lose weight, we can show you right now. it's going to be unseasonably mild, very nice. rain and mountain snow, breezy through texas. mildest day of the week in the east. the day we light the christmas tree, we like that. we're looking at gusty winds out west. and for the christmas in rockefeller center. two years ago, cloudy and wet. last year, rainy and windy. this year, it will be clear and mild. come on down tomorrow night right here at rockefeller good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold morning but we've got bright sunshine. it's going to be around all day. look at these temperatures this afternoon. 60 degrees in new jersey. at the shore close to the 60
degree mark with mostly sunny skies. upper 50s in the suburbs. light winds in philadelphia. 60 degrees this afternoon. you'll see plenty of sunshine in the lehigh valley. after morning temperatures in the 20s, 55 degrees the high temperature. clouds clear out for delaware, sunny and 60 for later today. have a great day. >> giving tuesday on "today" is sponsored by the salvation army. when you give, you fight for those most in need this christmas. >> as we mentioned, today is giving tuesday. we're kicking off the season of giving with a legend. mr. tony hawk, a skateboarding icon, who has teamed up with the salvation army and their fight for good fund-raiser. tony, good to see you. good morning. why did you want to get involved with this? >> it's giving tuesday. i wanted to help salvation army raise awareness for families in need. i have been fortunate in my life to do what i love for a living.
and during these times, as a father, i hate to see the kids go without gifts for the holidays or basic necessities. an i feel like this is a great way to give back. >> if people don't come by -- pass by an iconic salvation army kettle, how can they get involved? >> redkettlereason.org. join the fight for good. >> will we see you skateboarding around a kettle? >> sure. yeah. absolutely. just go to one, drop some in and maybe i show up. i can't guarantee it. but it's likely. >> in this season of giving, is it important for people to realize they do need to give back? >> absolutely. i mean, when you're fortunate enough to do something you love. if you have success at all. the least you can do is give back to the community, that brought you there. also, give back to the world at large. salvation army has been doing that for a long time. they help over 25 million families. i'm hugely honored.
they picked me to help support it. >> merry christmas, tony. thanks for doing this. and thanks to the nice folks at salvation army. and more for the salvation army's fight for good, find out more on today.com. we are kicking off something special, a new series, "heroes among us." >> this will renew your faith in humankind. and the idea is to highlight everyday people who spend their lives helping others. a group down on their luck, but persevering still. and the man who inspired them to make history. ♪ ♪ i've been chained >> for a little while, i stayed outside on the overpass throughout dallas, on the streets and in and out of shelters.
♪ i know i've been chained >> this is a great piece of cardboard. memories of my homelessness. ♪ heaven done signed my name >> my voice has saved me from being homeless. >> reporter: jonathan, what a spectacular idea. the idea of a homeless choir. how did this even come about? >> it was just a pickup choir of anybody that was at the day shelter. and i would make an announcement, who wants to sing today? >> when i came in, there wasn't no seats. they were turning me back around to leave. someone said, sing. i just sung. people was like, he can have my
seat. he can have my seat. i'll go. >> i felt at home there. and it just made me really want to come back again tomorrow. >> reporter: jonathan has become more than just the director of the dallas street choir, he's family. and for many, the one constant in their lives. a lot of choir directors deal with certain things. you have a whole different set of issues that you need to deal with. >> sure. whether you have mental illness or not, you are welcome in this choir. we have folks with addiction. and if you're under the influence, you're asked to leave and say, you know, this isn't your week. come back next week. >> reporter: everyone gets a second chance? >> and a third and a fourth. ♪ >> reporter: after 2 1/2 years of conducting the choir, jonathan thought these men and women deserved an even bigger stage. ♪ >> carnegie hall is just so
beautiful. i'm feeling like i'm a queen because i get to go to the royal palace. >> it's surreal. not only are we making history for us and the dallas street choir, but we're making history for carnegie hall. >> reporter: to prepare, they need more than just their music. >> we're going with this right here. >> reporter: for many, it's the first time out of texas. or even on a plane. ♪ 22 members set off on the trip of their lives. >> and over to the left, we have times square. >> reporter: joined by another of jonathan's community choirs. >> it scares me how well you do that one. >> reporter: in its 126 years, carnegie hall has never showcased a homeless choir. hi. hi, you guys. how are you? this is big. do y'all have family members who know what's happening?
>> yes. >> reporter: they do? >> my oldest son says, shut 'em down, momma. >> reporter: shut 'em down, momma. you want to come and take a little peek, see what it's like on the stage of carnegie hall. are they carnegie hall good, do you think? >> are they carnegie hall good? it doesn't matter. >> reporter: why doesn't it matter? >> it's not about being carnegie hall good. it's about being carnegie hall worthy, and that they are. ♪ >> reporter: are you all right? >> i've been poor all my life. but right now, i feel so rich. >> i feel validated. >> reporter: do y'all want to try a couple of notes, just to see how it sounds? ♪ can't you feel the brand-new day ♪ ♪ can't you feel the brand-new
day ♪ >> reporter: from rehearsal, to concert, the night is theirs. ♪ can't you feel a brand-new day ♪ >> i want them to know that we might be homeless, but we have a voice. ♪ >> i hope that when they see us, they can understand our story, that we used to be homeless, or we are currently homeless, but we never gave up. [ applause ] >> wow, right? since joining the street choir, carol carolyn, the woman we featured, she's in transitional housing. and the great guy, terry ellis, he's doing a solo album. what a great group. what a great guy. >> this is the beginning of this
we're back with day two of our "steals & deals" holiday gift guide. "today" contributor jill martin is joining us every day with something for everyone on your list. >> monday, we covered the ladies. this morning, exclusive discounts on gifts for guys. good morning. >> you two are kind of easy. and savannah may agree, chunky bars. >> every holiday. >> and something for your bicycle or a tie. >> i like that. >> there's other things here we need to transfer over to. the misolo boots are great. you have the chelsea boot. it has the goring on each side.
that's a slip of on. and the lociana boot, here. more formal. or you could wear it casual. these are two great options. with these, the company recommends that you order a half-size down from your normal size. >> okay. >> with both boots. the retail, $238. the deal, $119. that's 50% off. >> let's spin. >> all right. here we go. >> coming up -- >> take a look here. you like this company. this is cutter and buck, right? >> we do it every year because i feel like it's a great staple for somebody who golfs, somebody who likes to bicycle to work, or casu casualware for a sunday. 100% cotton and machine-washable. it's easy, breezy. retail $72-98. the deal, $32. that's 67% off. >> no-shave movember, as we help
men's health. we're going to do some shaving very soon. and you got great products. >> this is a save 'em for december. this is always popular. the eshave men's shaving kit. it's up to four months of daily shaves. a kit called all a man needs. you got the oil, the shave cream, the after-shave smoother and the stand. comes in a box. the deal, $154. the deal, $64.90. it's a nice luxury to give somebody. >> speaking of gifts you might not buy yourself, but i saw on your segment last year, this kind of chargie ining caddie, whatever you want to call it. i have this at home. >> the black or the brown? >> i have this one. >> this is a situation for people who like to be organized. the brook & co. charging valet.
it's faux weather. six colors to choose from. you put each of your devices in. and in the back, there's a little -- i'll show this. >> there's one cable. >> you open it in the back. and all of the wires are there. there's your mess. and you pug it into the outlet. e it leaves things all organized. >> great drawer on the front there, too. >> the deal, $50.35, 60% off. >> finally, doing a little traveling for the holidays? you have great bags and suitcases. >> i love this. this is something for the whole family really. you get three in a set. my mother puts ribbons on everything, as it comes down the carousel. this is bright colors. the olympia luggage. you get the three-piece set. the 21-inch carry-on. 25-inch. 29-inch. and the four-dual spinner. for those who like to spin or
just walk. >> it has that zipper so, it's expandable. >> that's great, depending on where you're going. you're not hurting your back. the deal for three, $179. that's 74% off. >> are these the colors that come in? >> yes. >> it doesn't come in pink for our executive produce center. >> don loves the pink and the red. i'll have to ask. >> before he goes to commercial, let us run through the products one more time. the shoes from misolo. shirts from cutter & buck. shaver from eshave. and luggage sets from olympia usa. >> go to today.com. and check out our brand-new today shop facebook page for more deals. jill is back tomorrow, with gifts kids will love. coming up, nuns with a successful side hustle that is sinfully good. we'll find out what that means. but first this, is "today" on
we're back. 8:50. "today food." this morning, a group of nuns who share more than their faith. >> this is a cool story. we traveled to dubuque, iowa, where most days, the abbey can be handcrafting caramels, a treat for near and far. for sisters of the mississippi abbey, entrepreneurship comes second only to prayer. ♪ because life for these nuns is candy-coated. >> it's a very sweet job. tastes great. my work is a means of sharing with the world. >> we enjoy making a product that will add delight and pleasure to people's lives. >> reporter: theirs is a sugary production, during candy season, runs six days a week at their monastery. turning these ladies into
candymakers. they handcrafted 60,000 pounds of mints, care mels and meltaways. >> they're wrapped away. >> meltaways. not the caramels. the meltaways. >> reporter: as for tasting on the job, it's frowned upon. >> we don't snack at all. >> reporter: sister kathleen o'neill is the general manager of the operation and has been working with the 62-year-old n confectionery business since 1969. sweet success that started out of necessity. >> the candy work does a couple things for us. it is a way of self-support, for sure. that's the main reason we do it. it's also, we're our own little foibles. we learn a lot about ourselves working together. >> reporter: together in sisterhood and sweetness. >> as far as bringing sweetness to life, isn't that nice? life has enough hard edges as it is. >> yes, it does. >> probably the hardest candy to
oh. >> isn't she pretty? >> thank you. >> tomorrow night, if you are in the new york city area, come on down to rockefeller center. get here early. a lot of people gather. we will light the rockefeller christmas tree live here on nbc. it starts at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> and the weather will be good. >> about 50 degrees, dry. after the last couple years, rainy. >> fun to watch on tv, too. >> remember last year, you and i were under the overhang?
>> oh, we were soaked. >> we were in a monsoon. thanks for bringing that up. yeah. >> so not nice. >> sorry. >> i know. we were like, i feel so bad. anyway -- >> a drowned rat christmas. >> it will be nice this good morning, i'm tracy davidson. thanks for starting date with us, almost 9:00. let's get right to bill henley for neighborhood forecast. bill. >> a rapid warm-up. temperatures in the 20s and 30s in some neighborhoods, already in the 40s in new jersey. look at philadelphia, 42 degrees. 45 in delaware. we're on track to see afternoon temperatures peak at 60 in new jersey and delaware, up to 60 in
philadelphia. at the shore, 58 degrees along with the lehigh valley and suburbs which will be in the 50s today. >> now to the roads, jessica boyington has you covered with that. >> southbound side, tolls, a few cars pulled over into the right-hand shoulder of this street right around germantown pike. look at the southbound side, a little slow there. a crash in horsham on welsh road in norris town. >> in the hospital after crashing this car, children 12 and 13. they are not seriously hurt. the car crashed into a pole around 4:00 this morning at front and olney avenue. the police department has new officers, three officers sworn in during a ceremony last night. the department promoted another officer to sergeant. also presented camden police officer patrick ohanlin with ceremonial coin. earlier this month he was shot
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this morning on "megyn kelly today," the royal engagement. prince harry and meghan markle speak out. >> it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. he got on one knee. >> i think he managed to catch her by surprise. then, two high school soccer stars, competirs on the field but teammates in triumph. ♪ he's still a soldier his blood run s red, white and blue ♪ plus, country star trace adkins and what he's doing for military heroes on stage and off. all that right now on "megyn kelly today," right now. [ applause ] hello. hi. what's happening?