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orning. slashed and burned. good morning. gm employees outraged after the automaker announces plans to cut nearly 15,000 jobs and close five plants just before the holidays. >> i felt like somebody kiched me in t stomach. >> workers staging a walkout. the company and president onhe fensive. >> i am not happy at all. >> what happens next for those workers. paul manafort, t president's former campaign chairman, accused of repeagdly ly to the fbi and the special uncil in the russia investigation. his plea deal now in jeopardy. will he face even more charges and a lengthy prison sentence? and could the president pardon
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him? we w. l have the very latest chaos at the border. new arrests made, thousands still in limbo at the largest border cro betwed the u.s. anxico. the president defending the use of tear gas on immigrants. >> clear message to the caravans and trespassers, turn around, go back home. plus, sticking the landing. a massive spacecraft touches do on mars after seven minutes of terror for mission control. what's next for the histori mission. plus, touchingbu tri. how oprah winfrey is remembering her mom this morning . and hang on. heart stopping video of a man's death-defying hang gliding ride after the pilot forgets to fasten his haess. from nbc news this is
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"today" withh savanthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller pla. >> welcome to "today." thank you fojoining u on this tuesday morning. hello. >> they do call it hang gliding. you don't literallyant to hang on. >> unbelble. i guess there was a broken arm at the end of it. thankfully, everything else turned out okay. let's get to our top story. the major cuts just announced by general motors. the iconic automaker set to shut down plants and cut thousands of jobs. ann storchl has tthompson has t >> gm says the steel and aluminum tariffs have cost them $1.4 billion. low gas prices, buyersre increasingly choosing family style suvs and trucks, and's thot good news for it won't be a happy holiday for
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thousands of gm rerkers. >> y going right into christmas. you are looking in for celebration and that'sothere now. >> reporter: general motors is cutting nearly 15,000 factory and white collar jobs in the baltimore area, the detroit area, ohio, and na. >> is it hurting right now? >> reporter: at one plant many who have clocked in for a decade or more walking off >> people bawling their eyes out. >> reporter: gm is halting production on six passenger cameras, the buick la crass, cadillac and chevy cruze impala and volt, but promising to invest in next generation
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vehicles. >> the quality isreat. the workers are fabulous. it's the best we have had here. there just isn't a market for it. >> reporter: sedans and compact cars bypassedn showroom floors for trucks, suvs, and crossovers. an unhappy president trump talking stuff. >> i d have nobt that in a not too distant future they will put something else r:. >> reporte after vowing to bring auto jobs back during his time in y fice. >> thee all coming back. they are all coming back. >> reporter: democratic lawmakers pouncing. >> the president of the united states, you made promises to workers. you did well in this area because you promised youould different than democrats and republicans over the years, and you didn't lift a damn finger to help out. >> for as upset as politicians and workers are, wall street likes this move. gm shares up nearly 5% onhe news. in all, gm is looking to save $6 billion with these closingob
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andcuts. >> what's the bottom line here? did the tariffs have some aff t yfect? >> whe talk to gm, they will say no. the real reason behind this is 're just choosing different kinds of vehicles to buy. if you look at what ford did a year ago, they bicallyot out of the passenger car busines the only car they are going to have now is the ford mustang. gm is follong that path. and all of these plants that are closing are plants that have just a single shift where these passenger cds are made. >> people feel angry and blindsided there. all companies, gm included, got a massive tax cut earlier this year, and part of the promise is, hey, we are going to plow it back into the companies. >> not only did they get tax cut. gm cade ago people bailed out of bankruptcy. people are really angry. in gm's defense, it would sayat we are going to invest in
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our company, but we are going to invest in different types of vehicles. autonomous vehicles, electric battery vehicles. they say they will be investing, just not in these passenger cars. >> we will see what that means, if anything, for the workers who lost theirjobs. thank you. also breaking overnight former trumpampaign chairman paul manafort is being accused by prosecutors of breaking his plea agreement and lying to the fbi. pete williams is on this story this morning. pete, good morning. >> it's a big surprise because when paul manafort pleaded guilty he agreed to cooperate fully with the mueller investigation knowing if he broke this deal fe coulde at least a decade in prison. manafoe's lawyers say kept his word, buts mueller' team said he lied repeatedly. it's serious new legal trouble for former trump campaign chairman paul manafort. prosecutors for special counsel
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robert mueller filed court documents late monday accusing him of lying to them repeatedly, breaking his plea agreement asi they qued him in the russian meddling investigation. after signing the plea reement, they said, manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the federal bureau of investigation and thepecial counsel's office on a variety of subk subject matters which constitute breaches of the agreement. manafort's lawyers wrote that he metsp with thecial counsel's office several times and believes he has provided truthful information. manafort could face at least ten years in prison. he pleaded guilty in system to internal revenue service, violating foreign lobbying laws and trying to obstruct justice. most of the charges date from his consultan work inhe ukraine before he became donald chairman.mpaign he agreed to cooperate with mueller's investigation. >> the worst thingoou can when you are facing felony charges is refuse toooperate. worse than that is agree to cooperate and then lie becausen
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you are g to get caught. you are going to face all of the punishment and then some. >> reporter: some legal experts say despite manafort's lack of cooperation with mueller, this could mean more trouble with the president. >> if i were trump i would be unnerved by the ft that mueller's office knows enough about the facts of this case to say you're lying. how do they know that? who told them? what documents to they have? what tapes do they have? >> reporter: this could also be a setback for mueller's prosecutor h who wereing to get answers from manafort. lawyers for both sides asked the judge toet a date for sentencing and then a new question, might psident trump pardon him? >> we will be watching. thank you. voters in mississippi head the polls today in a high stakes runoff senate election that had president trump campaigning in the state overnight. kristen welker with the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, t good mornin you. president trump is back at the
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white house today after headlining tallies overnight in mississippi's runoff race for republican senate candidate cindy hyde-smith. but president trump's support edhasn't wav as he seeks to solidify republicans' grip on the essenate. ent trump stumping in mississippi overnight with just hours to go until voters head to the polls for a special election, delivering his argument for embattled republican senator cindy hyde-smith. >> this is a very, very special person. you've got to go out tomorrow, vote. nwe need her. d her badly. >> reporter: hyde-smith highlighting her staunch support of thepresident, a state he won big in 2016. >> thank you, mr. president. i tell you, is it great to have the president of the united states here in mississippi? >> reporter: hyde-smith is locked in a fierce battle with mocrat mike espy. if he wins, the former
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congressman would be mississippi's first african-american senator since reconstruction. the race has been defined by racial controversy. police are investigating two nooses hung outside mississippi state capitol on monday. hyde-smith has drawn fe who said she would welcome sitting in the front row of a public hanging, comments her campaign dismissed as a joke. >> any time i said anything, i want to apologize. >> reporter: the president defending her overnight. >> it was s ething that was said and it was a little flip. i heard an apology loud and clea i know where her heart is, and her heart is good. >> reporter: and ln theest controversy, the jackson free press reports hydh attended an all-white segregated high school and sent her daughter to a similar school. tpy argues mississippi must turn page. >> i am the candidate to take mississippi forward. >> reporter: acknowledging he'll need a broad cabase of support
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win inhis deep red support. >> i know i can win the black votes. have got to get votes from everybody. >> reporter: the stakes are high for both parties with republicans now controlling the senate by five seats. aic hyde-smithry would help the guangdong province bolster that majority while an espy win would give democrats more leverage heading into 2020. and becauseip missi is such a ruby red state, there is a lot of ,confiden but republicans are so concerned about holding advertising. of course, it comes down to turnout, as it always does, and hyde-smith is hoping the pr ident's final push will energize her supporters to turn out at the polls today. >> thank you. craig joins the table. he has more on the battle at the border. >> yes. good morning to you. prident trump using part of that speech in mississippi to again defend the use of tear gas on immigrants who lushed the shl
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gameball gam gameba gabe gutierrez is in tijuana mexico. ra>> reporter: 5,000 imms are waiting for the next move. the u.s. military says 300 oops previously deployed to texas and arizona have now been move to california. iis mhining the wte house defending the use of tear gas at the southern border. >> we are sending a clear th message t caravans and to the trespassers, turn around, go back home. >> reporter: president trump is also threatening to close that border for good if mexico does tt disburse group of gathering immigrants. >> if we didn't show them strength and strong border, and nobody has shown a stronger border if we didn't do that you would have hundreds of thousands of people pouring into our country. >> reporter: mexico now says about 100 of the people who rushed a major border crossing monday have been arrested and
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deported. ficials, to u.s. they were mostly adult men. tijuana's mayor is calling this a humanitarian crisis. u.s. authorities are processing less than 100 asylum applications a day, so thiss a backlog with no end in sight. >> are you comfortable tear gassing? >> as you know, they had to use because they were being rushed by some very tough people and thea used gas. >> reporter: but among those caught in the chaos wasaria mesa, running away with her twin five yard li five-year-old daughters. her escape caught in this photograph. i want to cry, s says, claiming she wasn't crossing illegally, but trying to for asylum. others like sarah ramos and h c threldren said they were going to what they thought was a peaceful march thaturnedgly. what is your message for the trump administration? >> translator: look at who is
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causing problems andsn't. >> reporter: now facing a show of force across the border, thousan thousands of migrants are considering what's next. prident trump said if three border patrol agents were badly hurt, but that was contradicted by the customs and border protection commissioner who said the agents were wearing protective gear and there were no serious injuries. back to you. >> thank llyou. we take a turn. nasa is being praised this morng for the spectacular touchdown on mars. the insight lander arrived safely on the red planet after a hard-pounding dcent and who could forget that show-stealing celebration. miguel almaguer has more. good morning to you. >> good morning. from conception to reality, nasa has been working on than a decade. while the space agency has been credibly successful landing a spacecraft some 40 million miles
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away is never a guarantee and this journey was as mail biting as ever. >> reporter: this was the seven minutes ofrr . >> traveling at a velocity of 2,000 me >> reporter: ate danergers. us t leaving nasacientists on the edge of their seat as they waited to see if they stuck their >> touchdown confirmed. >> reporter: the $814 million mission to return tosa m success. thepacecraft insight touching down sending back early photos of the red planet. >> it worked. flawlessly. it wasexook. frankly, it's incredible how well gt worked. >>o insight. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> reporter: launching in may from california, this marks the first mission to study the interior of mars, propelling through spacend withsing 3,000
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degrees, insight used a heat shield, a parachute and rockets to slow its travel from more than 12,000 miles an hour to 5 miles an hour for a perfect landedg. crowds wative in l.a., chicago, and new york. >> lift-off of atlis 5 with curiosity. eporter: unlike curiosity's on going mission to explore possible signs of life, this three leggedne-armed mining spacecraft will dig deeper into the planet, a geological probe. >> we are digging to better understand not justmars but the earth itself. >> reporter: with solar panels to help pow the spacecraft, insight has a seven foorm and will dig 16 feet deep. scientists hope to measure earthquakes or mars quakes on the red planet, learning more about how mars was formed. >> we will lea new things wout this planet that we see in the evening sky in we have
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never seen. >> reporter: a new insight on mars after one breathtaking journey, a groundbreaking one begins. >> so, miguel, i mean, it's space. what's the real significance of this and what's >> the spacecraft is going to continue sending back photos a updates in the days ahead. the bulk of the science will likely beginn march. scientists say it's a matter of time until humans land on mars. interesting times ahead >> what a celebration. >> that was fun. >> yeah, that handshake. >> we have been practicing it. i know, they were better at it than we are. >> i think we should make that a thing. >> all right. >> time to say hi to al, get a first look at the forecast. >> the rover is sending back photos. we have photos on our camera from three yearsur ago, phones. unbelievable. take a look. winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings from northeastern ohio to new england and you can see now there is a rotation around low pressure.
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it's bringing in lake-effect snow. it is coming in. it's going to come in hardav an over the next 24 hours. the snowfall rates will continue fr erie, buffalo, plattsburgh, watertown. winds of 20 to 30r miles per h and then tomorrow the heaviest dow early in the day. travel will beficult to just about impossible. snowfall amounts from western new yorkll the way to northern new england, we could see isolated areas of up to 18s inch inches of snow betweenan watertn syracuse. your local forecast in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning everybody. i'm storm team4 meteorologist chuck bell. at least the sun is out. it will be dry the next couple of days, but it's going to be blustery and cold around here for today. current wind chills are in the 20s in the shenandoah valley. wind chills in the upper toz and 30s arouhe town. put onarm coat. it will stay blustery all day long with the winds averaging to 25 miles per hour. afternoon temperatures only in the low 40s. even windier and colde tomorrow. and that's your latest weather, guys. >> thank you. coming up, we will take you inside the so-calledlcatraz of the rockies. new details about the boston marathon bomber'sife there. what he is doing behind bars that is creating>> outrage. > and the hang glider forced to literally hang on for dear life after the pilot forgot to attach him. the video you have to see. what he is saying about this unforgettable right. first, this is "toy" on nbc. s i.
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your first4 traffic. >> woodbridge northbound 95 after the as kwon river bring, those delays building. district heights, inyou aner lo near pennsylvania crash. and 270 a crash has cleared. delays remain from germantown spur. o the >> thank you. a check on your forecast is up next. stay with us.
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conventional thinking can't save healthcare. welcome to change. just because it's never been done, doesn't mean we can't do it. just because it hasn't been seen, doesn't mean we can't envision it. we are uncommon to the core. we are upmc. we haveanaged to get the rain to to turn off for the next couple of days. in change, the winachine is blowing blo. current wind chills in the 20s and low 30s. you will need a warm coat or a windbreaker on today. northwest winds will gty ound 20 to 25 miles per hour for most of the afternoon. temperatures will only reach the low-to-mid 40st best for today. even colder and windier for tomorrow. of course, our next chance of
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and the positive thinkers. here's to you all that see every day as an opportunity to thrive your way. ♪>> 7:30 now, tuesday morning, november 27, 2018. th is beautiful rome, the coliseum of course. why are we showing it to you? wellf it's our way teasing our does it work series because craig tried out an app that says it will teach you how tpe italian. >> oh? >> and the answer cannot include spaghetti. >> gracia. >> oh, a littlese t >> i am giving you about 20%. >> looking forward to it. >> yes. we will get to that in a few minutes. a check of today's headlines in english, we start with major news from the u.s. auto industry. general motors announced monday that it plans to close five assembly plas andut about
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14,000 workers. gm also plans to shut down production of six passenger car models. the company plans to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. the ceo says in the future gm ll need nmore computer coders and fewer engineers who work on internal combusten engenerals. a massive brush fire in arizona. this happened at a gender reveal rty in april of 2017. here is how it happened. a target was set up with the words boy and girl written on it. a shot goes off. the target explodes into flames and as blue smoke rises into the air the dry a grassund it immediately caught on fire. dennis dickey, a u.s. border patrol agent from tucson, pleaded guiltyn september to starting that fire. he was sentenced to fivers yea probation and ordered to pay restitution of more than $8 million. a heart-stoppi new video shows a first-time hang glider
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holding on forr dea life after realizing he was not strapped in. he wasacationing in switzerland. was supposed t take a leisurely ride while an experienced pot did the hard work. they soon realized his safety harness was not connected. he was left clinging to the pilot. the pilot was tryg to land but he had trouble controlling the glider becau heas steering with one hand while holding on to the passenger. they were forced to aim t for original landing area. the bottom of a bottom. they did eventuallyet there in the nick of time because gerski said h could not have held on for one second longer. he suffered an broke wrist from the landing, but otherwise he was ookay. >>y? >> frankly, good thing he realized he wasn't strapped on. he might have thought, oh, it's okayhi also t morning, the boston marathon bombing is back in the headlines with newat infon now coming to light about the case and one of the
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brothers behind the attacks. nbc's joe fryer with that story this morning. >> reporter: good rning. boston mar tsarnaev is awaiting execution at a supermax prison in colorado. now, newly unsealed documents are providing n details about the convicted bomber's life behindars with a surprising respectf revelation. we are taking a closer look at the notorious prison. tucked in the mntains of colorado is a place known as the alcatraz of the rockies. dzhokhar tsarnaev is locked up here inside the federal government's only supermax mum securityso p bob hood used to be the warden. >> this is a clean version of hel. hell. it's worse than death. death is much easier than a 20-something-year-old spending the rest of the life at the supermax. >> reporter: more than 400 inmates are here, including
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unabomber d kaczynski, shoe bomber richard reid and oklahoma city bombing accomplice terry nichols. the prisoners spend 23 hours a day alone in their concrete cells. one former prisoner said it was like walking into a tomb. >> well, you know, is a constant struggle day to day to keep your humanity from slipping through yours. finger >> reporter: newly unsealed court documents from tsarnaev's nmial saides have access to satellite tv. it discloses conversations between closed doors between the judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys w atserneys. the ptor told the judge there are 50 channels of directv that's piped in their room athng music as well, so the inmate controls all of that. they can watch whatever television stations they want. they can watch educational
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training. they can watch videos that are to workoutsike yoga or something like that. which surprises many whoneive the prison. >> i have a hard time with that. i really do. they are in there as criminals. they are not in there t enjoy life. >> reporter: tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to dea for the boston marathon bombings which killed three people and injured about 260. newly unsealed documents also reveal beforon hisction tsarnaev wanted to plead guilty and help the prosecution in exchange for life behind bar but prosecutors did not make the deal because they said he provided just two sentences of information on what he wouldem tell >> joe, what's the former warden saying about the supermax inmates having tv? >> he thinks overall it is a good thing. the tvs are a way to communicate with the inmat and they can also be used as punishment. he says he saw grown men, convicted terrorists, actually cry because the prison staff
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threatened to take away one of their favorite shows. >> all right. joe fryer in l.a. joe, thanks. switching gears, getting a check on the weather from mr. roker. >>ut west to our friends out there who have been dealing with the wildfires. well, they have got a few storms eal with today. storm number one, that's today and tomorrow. storm number two thursday. then we have another one coming in on saturday. the thursday storm the one we are most worried today. widespread rain for the northwest, heavy downpours in northern californianesday off-and-on showers, heavier rain during the afternoon, and then thursd this is the strongest storm. that brings heavy rain nto southern california, upwards of inch. up into the burn scare areas we alking one to three inches isolated four inch amounts. one good renews. weoing to see that snow really build up in the sierra and that's like money inhe nk when it comes to water for california. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neckf the woods. good morning. sun's out but the wind is not too much of a upper 20s and
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we're back with nbc news investigates and more of our in-depth look into medical device dangers. >> every year americans undergo hundreds of thousands of surgeries such as hip implants. does the system that regulates those devices put patients at risk? stephanie gosk has been looking into this. good morning. morning. our nbc news investigation in conjunction with the international consortium of investigative journalists took a look at a him impla that caused a world of pain. and why some critics say it b could heen prevented. mary lou renton wasathletes, but the sport left her needing a hip replacement. at b 37 shame the face of a new metal on metal ilant called the bio met m 2w a. noe is among 2,000 patients filing suit against the company. she alleges the implant caused
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her physical harm and the i company knewas defective. very similar to what andrew chapel, a young father of four, says he experienced. >> there wit was so frustrating. it made me so angry. >> reporter: his doctor discovered severe damage tosis and metal from the implantin his blood at a level 100 times higher than normal. >> it's been linked to stuff like heart problems and neurological problems. so i was very scared. >> reporter: what chapel didn't know is tort well b he found out the device was causing harm bio met quietlyon dinued it without informing u.s. patients. then in015 and 2016 seven countries issued safety warnings about the m 2 a. that's not what the fda did here in the u.s. the fda says two months after chapel's surgery it issued a safety communication about the metal on metal category of hip implants, b unlike those other
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countries it never issued a warning about the specific bio met device. jack mitchellreviously ersaw special investigations for the fda and now is a director at the national center for health research. he is critical of how many medical devices, including the bio met m 2 a, are cleared by the fda. >> i think for the average patient they think if there is an fda seal of approval on the drug or a medical device that means it's perfectly safe under any and all circumstances and that's simply not true. >> reporter: an nbc analysis at least five devices where other countries issued safety warnings but the fda never did the same, including a knee implant with au high f rate and a pregnancy test that gave false results. a key difference, how countries monitor device safety. the fda has an adverse event database where manufacturers, ctors, and patients can report injuries. but critics say the system is too slow. >> sometimes it takes them
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months, if not years, to discern that there is a major problem that requires action. >> reporter: but other countries are more proactive, like australia which keeps special registries to track the outcome of 100% of joint implants, including hips. experts say that kind of system to spot gulators problems more quickly anddi imely get the word to doctors and patients. >> what might be allowed or approved in eur or recalled is not necessarily the same as what the fda will do and could be legitimate reasons for that. i think we have to get these adverse event systemsniform enough that when there is a pattern, that our fda can take action. >> reporter: bio met did not respond to questions, but said in a statement, we add here to strict regulatory standards and work closely with the fda and all applicable regulatory agencies inach of our regions. this year chapel underwentmpwo cox surgeries to remove the bio met hips and repair the damage. he has filed a lawsuit against
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the company alleging that his injuries could have been avoided. >> and i could have g them out sooner and it would have saved me three years of pain and suffering. >> reporter: about 400 lawsuits remain pending against bio met, including chapel's as well as mary lou retton. she declined to comment for our story. in the midst of our reporting the fda announced it plans to revamp the clearance process and the way ity monitors saf after a medical device is on the market. >> thagis encou. thank you for the story. appreciate it. coming up next, oprah's touching tribute after the passinger passing of her mother. first, these messages. owen's gonna do it!♪ ♪
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welcome back on this tuesday. welcome back this tuesday. condolences pring in for vernita lee, oprah winfrey's mother. >> she passed away on thanksgiving day. this morning oprah herself is spking out about the woman whose influence would inspire one of the world's most influential wheen. she was mother of a media mogul. >> i knew oprah was going to be something. passed ter: vernita lee away on thanksgiving at the age of 83.
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winfrey posting on instagram, ank you for all your kin words and condolences regarding my mother vernita lee's passing. it gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at peace. she was 18 when she gave birth to oprah. the future tv host and oscar nominee raised aboby her grandparents before moving to milwaukee to live with her mom. >> i didn't know that my mother gave uor a baby adoption in 1963. >> reporter: in 2011, oprah revealed on her show that she had a half-sister she didn't know about. her mom explaining she kept the fact that she gave the baby up for adoption secret because i t oght it was a terrieblnghi r give her up because i was unable to totally take care of her. oprah later saying, to my mother, i say you can let this shame go. >> you've got to meet people where they are and love them at the levelhe that can receive
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it. >> reporter: i acknowledged that while their relationship was far from perfect, there was a deep bond. >> you have in your own mind what your want your mother to be, and in many cases your mothers and fathers can't be what your ideal is. >> so much about oprah's we are learning more today about how she lived. >> yeah. absolutely. >> our condolences to her. >> how proud she must have been. just ahead this morning, we have some big newsn the big names set to host "snl" in the coming weeks. and if you have kids on your holiday gift list you have to e what jill has lined up for today's d "steals &ls." two little helpers,oo. a check of your local news, weather, and these messas. re's ! you look amazing. and you look amazingly comfortable. when your v-neck looks more like a u-neck... that's when you know, it's half-washed.
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this is a news4 today news break. >> 7:56 is your time on this tuesday, november 27, 2018. good morning to y.ou t check i don't know your commute with melissa molett. how is it looking? >> a couple of problems springfield inner loop left lane blocked by a crash, rockville southbound 270 the local lanes before west montgomery. you can see those delays and
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falls church, 29 at gallows, a grant new accidere. >> thank you. we will take a break now. we will chk your forecast next. stay with us.
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good morning. it's breezy and cold outside. wind chills and low 30s. temperatures are in the 30s to around 40, but they are not gog to go much higher than where they are. a decent amount of sunshine today. that gusty northwest wind will keep things feeling very cold indeed. more of the same for tomorrow. less wind, more sunshine onef thursdaye the next rain chance late friday and again saturday ternoon. >>chuck, thank you. another local news update for you in 25 minutes. for now back to "the today show" after this short break. have a great day. you have a lot of deadlines t? in your business, ri we miss deadlines, we don't get paid. what if you lost your network connection? you gotta be kidding me. chaotic. our gig-speed network lets you download files up to 20 times faster. and we go beyond fast with 4g lte backup for complete reliability. so, if you lose your network connection... ♪ ♪ you won't miss the deadlines. having the confidence of something that's never gonna go down would be priceless.
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>> oscar winner catherine zeta-jones is stopping by to talk about her new role as a ruthlessageant coach in queen america along with h she recently celebrateds 18 ye of marriage to michael douglas. today is tuesday, november 27, 2018. ♪ >> thanks to our boss for giving us the day off to be on "the today show." >> on ava's birthday buckeli st. >> to meet savannah and hoda. >> to the big city, hi, wesley, iowa. >> hi, grandpa. we are on "the today show." >> sending love to my husband whoyes dep overseas. love you, babe. woo! >> we lov you, too. welcome backod to "t" on this tuesday morning. we appreciate you being with us on this giving tuesday. everyone is decke out in their santa hats. we will get out there soon, too.
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>> the christmas tree is going to be lit up tomorrow night. right to your news. to workers angry over gm's bombshell announcement thatset will c plants and slash thousands of jobs in the u.s. nbc's ann thompson with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. this is brutal news anytime of the year, but especially durin the holidays. here are the facts. gm is cuttingwh 15,000 jobse collar and factory workers. they are going to shutter five plants, four in the u.s., and gm will stop making six passenger cars. why? because customers just aren't buying passenger cars anymore. gm will now focus on the more popular and profitable crossovers, suvs, and trucks. the timing, gm is financially healthy, making more than $3 blion before tax in the lastuarter. so it is basically pruning the tree while it's healthy. but it also g says it'soing to invest in future technology such aseh autonomousles and
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electric battery-powered vehicl. by moving away from passenger cars, gm is not a follower. is a followet here, not a leader, because ford and fiatry er have already placed their bets, and big ones, on suvs and ucks. >> tough days for a lot of employees. thanks. > breaking news from overseas. nato says three u.s. service members have been killed today by a roadside bombing in afghanistan. appened in the central afghan city of ghazni. three other american service members were wounded. a. u civilian contractor was also injured. the pentagon is with holding the names of the service members until their family members can be identified. there was no immediate claim of onsibility but the taliban is active in that area. former campaign chairman paul manafort could face ten years in prison after the apparent collapse of his plea deal with special counsel robert mueller. pete williams is in washington with the latest on this.
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good morning. >> good morning. this is a surprising twist pleadedwhen manafort guilty in september he agreed to cooperate with mueller's b investigators,ut late yesterday mueller's team told a judge tt he lied to them as they put it on a variety of subject matters. they say that means the deal is noff. they wil urge a judge to shave time off his prison manafort's lawyer says he has cooperated by providing truthful information. president trump tweeted about ig this mor saying mueller and his gang of angry dems are only looking at one side, not the other. wait until it comes out how horribly and viciously they are treating people, ruining lives, refuse to go lie, mueller is a conflicted prosecutor gone gue. the judge will set a date for sentencing manafort, who could faceen years in prison. >> pete williams there in washington. thanllyou. ahe news covered. a little boost for you. you guys at home, too. we heard that twomp is y, three's a crowd. sometimes it's a cute little droud. w a little girl is in no mood to
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share her daddy. everybody is all cozied up together. she is like, no, mom, and you're out and i'm in. >> thank you. >> all right. we have a lot more ahead, including, how about this, can you really learn a newanguage fr an app? we are going to ask craig because he gave that a shot. first, a "today" exclusive. we will be sitting down with olympian bode miller and talking to him about his family, babe, and the mission that now shapes his life after this. , and the mission that now shapes his life after this. y, and the mission that now shapes his life after this.
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welcome back. former olympic skieran bode milr his wife morgan suffered anun aginable loss over the summer when their 19-month-old daughter emmy drowned in a neighbor's pool. morgan says h daughter managed to get outside and into the pool. it happened in a matter of secos. we sat down with bode and morgan in july.
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morgan was still pregnant with their b baby. how are you thinking about the new baby and the fact that you are gng through this and creating life? >> that was my first concern. besides the fact of never being able to see my daughter again, it was every time, how am i supposed to bring a new baby into this world without, with just losing my baby? and n we have t opportunity to get to love that baby not only for ourselves, but for emmy. >> well, the millersd welcome their son last month on octoberb 5th ande is with us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's such a flood of ions. as we were just talking about, it's grief still and now it's joy,oo. >>eah. i mean, if there is one thing that can kind of help to heal and fill that spot in your heart is it's a b and he is a special one. so it's been besides the lack of
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sleep, it's been a really nice process to be able to go through. >> there he is. he is a adorable. he was a big baby? >> yeah, nineine. >> and actually have been texting you and trying to find out the baby's name. as it turns out, it took you a while to name him, right? >> yeah, we got a a kinds of criticism for it. >> why? >> because if you go in a hospital you can't leave the hospital. but a home birth, you can do whatev youant. the kids were going to school and they are like, what is his name? we call him baby brother. everyone thought we were crazy. it took us three weeks. >> you have to get to know him? >> yeah. >> can we announce his name. >> yeah. ethan vaughn wreck miller. von miller, the football player, he is a unique dude. >> you grew up in eastern new hampshire. i think this is fun. you told our producer,reck is
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the middle name, rek, which is a middle name, but morgan wasn't nuts about it? >> >>no. but you prevailed? >> i pushed it through. >> how are you guys doing? how are you managing all o this? >> you know, i think there is a blessing toeing so busy, like your days go by slow because th te is a lot of stuff a kids and that kind of emotional strain is still there. but the the months just fly by. i think any parent can relate to that. but it's unbelievable. it's been six months since we lost emmy. at the same ti, seven weeks for ethan. i think we see the patorward a little bit. it's just kind of keeping going andrying to stay positive. but, yeah, you know, it's not easy. i n't think it getshat much easier. >> no. i mean, i think he was born one month beforemmy would have
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turned 2 years old. >> and on our nghbor's birthday, which i think was kind of special. it's k that was their -- nice to have a birthday buddy. >> i got the pleasureti of m you in your home over the summer. could siemmy's presence was felt everywhere by everybody. >> and the kids talk about her all the time, which is really good. obviously, it's hard, too. but we have she is everywhere in our house. you notice it. so we definitely, you know, you feel the loss, but i think she is still a part of our family. >> i want to talk abodrowning. you are on a missi to reall get people to be more aware about the number one killer of children. actually, the statistics were better t ds summer. wh you think that's about? you kind of hope that maybe it had an affect, that people were listening? >> you always hope that what you
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are doing -- i mean, i thi there was some catharsis to it as well. we wanted to try t effect change. while statistics probably won't reflect the right stuff for years, because that's the way statistics work, but we definitely noticed in our area just the awareness p people wereing attention to it more. and i think my call to actions was alw for people to address it with their pediatricians. that's the most easy to address. er heard about it from a pediatrician. i had gone to so many wellness -- it started to be ridiculous that number one thing had never been broht up. i am encouraging parents to go into their pediatrician, just bring it up in a nice way. you don't have to be harsh about it. it seems crazy to me that that part hadn't been done before. and i think, you know, i think parents are just, you know, no one one wants to be negligent. i don't think we were. it's really one of those things. i think it's more about directing some energy into areas where it can affect change.
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think that ptsd/patient rep--a pediatrician/patient relationship is important. >> and you are here in new york. you ha a good cause, which is the turtle ridge foundation, which is your foundatlpn and young people with disabilities get suie athletic ent. you are having a poker night tonight? >> yeah. >> i didn't know you played poke >> i don't play well. >> sign up. you can be beat bode. >> yeah, you can come and hang out. it's going to be great. it's at stout. we were there before and they were amazing tan us. d the tournament is really more fun. if somebody knew how t play a game, they would probably mop the floor with my new hpshire crowd. but, no, the turtle ridge foundation has beenaneally impo to me. actually, we are still even -- we effect some of the funding through trf because we donate money to that, mostlyor swim lessons for people who don't
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have the money if they are willing to try to make thest s. the foundation in our 16th yeart so really imt to me. >> it's doing really good work. turtle ridge foundation. you can sign up for the poker eat bode who admits he is not good at poker. >> my poker face is right here. that's what i do. >> so good toee you. our love to your beautiful family. nice to see you in person. and if you want more information on the fundraiser it's on our website we will go to al. thanks so much. we are talking about a really cold'sovember. bostverage high this month 49. that's more typical for chicago. their rink hiaverage high has b. minneapolis's high average 3 that's more typical for anchorage and anchorage's average high this year has been 35. normallyhey'd be 28. so it's been a little bit warmer in alaska. we are looking at more coming into the midwest and the northeast as we move into this week. that's what' going on around the country. here's what's happening in your
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neck of the woods. good morning. i'm storm team4 meteist chuck bell. a mix of clouds and sunshine today. the one thing that will be with us a t dayay is that gusty northwest wind. so with temperaturesro only ad 40 degrees and the wind blowing, wind chills are down to the upper 20s and low 30s now. temperatures won't move much abovein 40 degrees d the afternoon. again with the wind blowing, 30d chills will hover around to 35 degrees all day. more wind and cold tomorrow. of course, more rain chances friday on into saturday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you. dylan ispsta"? >> good morning everyone. and we begin withrd "sa night live." the show has announced three back-to-back shows lined up for december revealing upcoming hosts will be claire foy and jason momoa. also matt damon will be hosting december 15th. for 2018. t show >> miley cyrus. >> i was getting to that.
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>> oh, sorry. saw it up there. >> you remember that damon recently made a cameo appearance on "snl" portraying then supreme court justice nominee b tt kavanaug >> performing will be? >> miley cyrusndark -- >> yes. releasing a series of teaser videos on instagram. cyrus captured it gat 1129 which is the day the new song will be dropped. we look forward to that. maryuroppins r, we have been talking about this highly anticipated sequel for a while now starring emily blunt and lin-manuel miranda. two new songs from the film have been released. the first called "the place where lost things go" features blunt's incredible voice. take a listen. ♪ it's time to show sbring is li spring is like that now beneath
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the snow ♪ ♪ hiding in the place where the lost things go ♪ >> oh, boy. in. 'm >> beautiful. >> the perfect mary poppins. i can't wait. theso secon "trip a little light fantastic" is sung byra a ♪ be your own illum naer ♪ w l can shine theht for all the world to see ♪ ♪ as you trip a little life fantastic with me ♪ >> have you ever been more excited for a movie? >> come on. >> all around. we are looking forward tothhat. complete soundtrack for "mary poppins returns" comes out december 7th. >> a good one. we have bee waiting all morning for this. does it work? how do you say that in italian? >> i can't. >> all this and more. we are trying out things that catch our eye. >> savannah and jenna can the coolsculpting. this morning it is your turn, buddy. >> yeah.
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so you probably have seen tcommercials for apps t claim that you can, you know, learn a new language. i decided to tryt out. let's just say buongiorno. >> i was already speaking french. >> reporter: duo lingo is a great way to learn a language and speak like a local. and with the rise of mobile language apps, they say they make it easy to learn on the go. spanish, french, por chew geese, mandarin, german, russian, arabic,nd hindi. the options are endless. i would like to learn italian. we went back. i could speak iolian. the next time we go to italy, it would be nice to be able to participate. i studied spanish in high school and college, and i used the term study loosely. i did just well enough to get the credit. so i'm not fluent in spanish.
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i downloaded the language app babble to study italian for $12.95 and started the beginner level. after the assessment, it was t learni i learned hello, thank y good evening. not to brag or boast, i got a perfect score the first time. the lessons are 10 to 1 minutes. i had been impressed, actually. so far with the app, it requires you to not just hear it and speak it, but to spell it. according to babble's webte, 73% of users indicated they short,e able to have a simple conversation in their new language within five hours of using babble. it's been difficult for me to retain some of the information. it's hard because i'm not around lots of people who speak fluent
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italian. babble's website recommends real-life conversations. so i took my italian to the streets of new york. first stop, fresco staurant. so let's have a conversation in italian. i'll see how much i can understand. >> okay. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: you are going too fast. restaurant? pasta. water.oint to the item. up next, the metropolitan opera. perhaps we could sing in italian. there are lots of italian operas, so we figured we'd give that a shot. why don't you sing just a smidge and then i will do my best to
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translate what you just said. ♪ >> reporter: i heard father in there and heard si, i heard yes. and that was pretty much it. but it sounded beautiful. ♪ >> reporter: my practice continued. i used the app for ten days straight. a few days i spent ten minutes and most days 15 to 30 minutes. i made it through the first beginner level. it was time to be evaluated by an italian professor on whether i had basic conversatio skills in italian. >> buongiorno. it means nice to meet you. >> reporter: that's right. >> what did you learn? >> reporter: clearly, not a lot.
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[ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: i've exhausted my italian vocabulary. sorry. so i failed? >> honestly, si. a week only -- >> reporter: si. >> let me just say. [ speaking foreign language ] >> what? >> that sounded good. >> i look forward to visiting italy again. >> you had a lot of words. >> yeah. it's when you put them together. >> the thing you are missing, if you went to italy -- >> yeah. >> tt's what the professor
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said. imme -- immersion, according to the professor, sd that's the best. babble said we are thrilled that craig chose to learnhitalian and commitment to learn three hours over ten days is a great start. while babble gives you phrase dd dss, craig will need to keep the it. our results are highly individual. generally, the more you practice bble, the better >> that was like a report card. >> if craig would only apply himself, he could have great success. >> i know. >> i may keep it up. here i the thing. if you have the time to devote to it -- >> you have plenty of time. >> that's right i enjoyed the app. i enjoyed it. >> all right. cool. i want to try it. thank you. >> could you read this -- no, you couldn't. d,traight ah look who it is. interesting new role to tel us about. and jill will play santa for a day for the little ones after your local news.
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this is a news4 today news break. >> good morning everybody. 8:26 on this tuesday,ovember 27. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get to melissa molett. she has a check on our first4 traffic. >>lexandria after duke street a crash in the left line. north springfield inner lp before braddock road a broken down vehicle on the left side. soutrkound g.w. y look at those delays between mclean and the key bridge. we are solided avoid that if you can. beltway slow in a lot of places includ the top and bottom. we will have a look at our forecast when we come back. stay witus.
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good morning. there is a lite sunshine out there but the wind is blowing today. that will be out of the west and northwest at 15 to miles per hour. so even though temperatures will be in the low 40s, iliwill feel it's in the low 30s all day. there is your ten-day forecast. cool and windy the next couple
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of ts. d a little milder especially for your nksunday. >> tou. of course, you can get the latest news and weather anytime, just open the nbc washington app.
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oh, yes. >> and good morning, everybody. it's 8:30, now. goodmorning,tuesday, the 27th of novayber. beautifu on our plaza. we havereat folks on this giving tuesday. we really hopeou think about where to share your many blessings this year and lots of happy faces on our crowd. >> lots. >> are we ready for a crowd moment? crowd moment. that's the way to go. nathan lori fromia louis. john? there we are. oh, lookt this sweater. look at this sweater. i am guessing you're from new orleans? >> yes, louisiana. north louisiana. >> north louisiana. your son says? >> we grew up in new orleans,
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louisiana, watching hoda as our local anchor on wwl channel 4. >> wwl! >> girl! >> arrange a meeting. hoda kotb, some of our early fans. who dat? are y'all fired up? >> we are. >> love them. >> we are excited. >> thank you for coming. iia miss lou and new orleans every single day. it's good that y'all came here to spread some love. >> a heck of a sweater, by the way. >> thank you. >> thanks, guys you are adorable. who dat? i love her hat. all right. coming up, catherine zeta-jones on her role as a ruthls pageant coach, her marriage to michael michael douglas and more. our special & "steaeals" gift guide. santa's workshopasome to studio 1a filledith big discounts on great gifts. and we are cooki recipes for two pies for the
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holiday season. one is savor one is sweet. both are delicious and great to share. first, where i dylan? >> dylie-dylie? >> way downnderneath you right now in the control room because we are celebrating auge birthday. libby. these balloons are just ge. can we sing happy birthday? do you want to help? >> everybo together? ♪ happy birthday to you ♪happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday dear libby ♪ hap birthday to you [ cheers and applause ] >> do you want to blow out your candle? yay! >> way to go, libby. >> speech! just kidding. >> she is like, rap, rap. >> sorry. >> meanwhile, it's not just any
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tuesday. it'siving tuesday. mr. roker, i believe we have a special guest? >> reporter: giving tuesday is created by today with oursp sor the salvation army with just 28 giving days until christmas, giving tuesday is the perfect time to join the fight for good. and we are kicking off the season of giving with actress candace cameron teaming up with the salvation army. nice folks here to fight for good campaigns. it helpse me holidays brighter for people in need. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> why did you get involved in this? >> giving feels so good. not out of obligation, not because you have to, but when you know you are helping someone in need it feels good. d with the fight for g the salvation army to help 40 million people in poverty. >> yeah. and this time of y we are so busy getting ready for the holidays that we maybe tend t forget about prioritizing giving. >> exactly. and there are so many children that could go without a warm bed to sleep in, without a present
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under the tree, without a meal on the table. d the salvation army has been providing that for families and children for over 150 years. >> of course, we always see the iconic red kettle. but if you don't see one, how can you helptherwise? >> you can go online at if you see that red kettle, we are famiar with it. go over. drop your coins in. drop the dollars in because the money you put within that community, whereveritou drop stays in that community. so you are helping people in need. >> by the way,f you come down here to rockefeller center, a lot of the kettle ringers here have whole dance routines and stuff. it's very, veryre iive. candace, good to see you. merry christmas and happy holidays to everybody. for more how you can contribute to the salvation army's fig r good check out that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of woods. gd morning everybody. right here the wind is blowing and the temperatures are a lotw
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than they have been the last couple of days. only 46 for hh temperature this afternoon in washington. but that gusty northwest wind will keep wind chills in the 30s all day. so layer up and have your hat oand gloves ready go. tomorrow even windier and colder. winds could gust near 40pe mile hour tomorrow. we are already thinking about the weekend. saturday will be rainy at the finish and sundawill be mild. >> got a lot of people on the plaza. let's give them some love. today show radio 108 on sirius xm. guys. >> everybody gets on tv. i>> yeah. >> love when al does that. we are here with catheri zeta-jones, oscar winner, and taking her talents to facebook watch. she is starring in a new series called queen america. >> she plays v ellis, the most ruthless pageant coach in
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oklahoma. de-crowned lient is she agrees to take on the haplesstake look. >> one thing you'll figure out during ourraining is that although learning how to speak well is important, learning when not to speak at all is even more so. jewelry's find you some that doesn't look like you won it at an arcade. good morning. you big it must have been fun to play. >> it's alwaysy good to p a villain. as the series unfolds, you seec the cra and the vulnerability in her. that's why i took on this role of vicki ellis. but yet it can just relish in here because in a way she is like my alter ego. it's like, oh, i think that, but i would never say it.
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vicki thinks it and says it. that's fun. i just relish in that. >> it's fun. it's kind of a dcomedy. it tackles some serious issues. eating disorder, bullying, things like that. things that will hit home for a lot of people. >> it does. on the outside, that pageant world seems kind of light and fluffy, but our series delves into the grittier part of it all and the idea of perfection, especially in the world we live in today. yes, we do. we deal with bulia, a lot of distressing things. it's a way of showing the world that, you know, these commitment to life is getting to a bette place. and this is what it takes. and it was a wonrnrful j for me to take in this character. >> a striking scene where your character has a moment of binge eating. i was reading in some of the notes that you said, you grew up as a connect to
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that need and feeling that you have to be perfect and look a certain way. >> i was a dancer. you spend that much time in front of a mirror, you will sure find something wrong with yourself. what was interesting after i shot that sne in particular was that both men and women on the set came to me and ind of held my hand and went, wow, that really touched me. both men and women. and these were the crew members. these were hair and makeup. these were not models. these were not actresses or ballet dancers where one would associate bulimia or anorexia with. so it was interesting. and the great thing about being on facebook watch, which is a completely new platform for me, is that there is the content and then there is a community and then there is the conversation. so for example issues like people can communicate, share
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stories, share the lightness and the darkness of these characters because, like ich said, the acter vicki, my character on the outset, looks like she is a ball-breaking, no nonsense ruthless woman, and she is, but you see where that comes from. the fear and the letdown of maybe what her life could have been. >> it wasn't too long ago we had your husband on the show. you are on the show. you guys have been togethe think going on 18 years. was just struck at how remarkably candid you are about your marriage. ut always hear about the good things, you don't shy away from talking about the things that aren't so great. i was just -- we were looking -- i was looking up his morning and i saw you had spoken about those things tt were probably tough to talk about. >> yeah. i think that any -- first of all, i'mo hap that we made it 20 years together. it's been gat. but it's just unfathomable to me that you would be wh one
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person for 18 years and things are not rosy every day. yoknow,here is just not. and my mother and father were married for 52 years and they are a wonderful blueprint for me because i feel the od, d, and ugly with them and they are still going strong, you know he. both michael and i have a very open relationship. when you have kids that didn't -- were born -- didn't ask to be born into a world where it's scrutinized or looked into,ou have toe open and honest and share things that probably people at the dgstore wouldn share over the counter. >> do you feel like that michael ts too much scrutiny? is that what you think? >> no, not at all. michael is doingust fine. >> you talked about kd of having a conversation, almost it sounded like a family meeting, when some allegations game up aiagainst him. you were really open about it, just saying, okay, what is really going on here and howt was sort of a moment? for you and the family? >> yeah, we share everything
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around the table. i am a big european kind of family girl. so everything i shared around the table. my daughter, if she is feeling insecure, she a teenager, and girls can be mean. and my son just going off to college, what that is for him. what it is for me. iever let on how much i miss him terribly because he is having such a great time. so all these conversations are around the table a everyone kno wh'sut going a cute picture up the moment you met onam insta all those years ago. >> i know. >> and you share a birthday. oo hello. is that or bad? >> wonderful for ten years and then it got really boring. it got boring. it's like,aty hndi a winlom oko it's my birthday. >> what would vicki say, your character? >> she wouldn't -- she would go,
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honey, you buy your own cake. >> wouldn't it be nice to have just -- >> no. of course. we lov it. md it say that as the years go o it's the kind of -- you know, we are so similar. i just want to reiterate that he is 25 years older than me. as i age grace fwli itfully -- there is a gap in there. but i am just going to reiterate that. >>nk y. hankoumuch yoe coming back with hoda and kathie lee a little bit later on? >> yes. >> catch queen america on facebook watch, a new episode on sunday 9:00 eastern. >> don't miss it. next, "steals & deals" meets santa's workshop. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the "steals & deals" holiday gift guide this morning. it's all about the kids today. jill martin with a sneak peek of what is inside santa's workshop. >> we have a special workshop and very special friends here today, right? >> highveguys. >> we een having a really fun morning. everyone got up really early and had their breakfast and now we are ready to shop. so let's start withannah, frank, and ellie. >> hi, guys. >> frank is wearing his lucky bow tie for everybody. >> iee it. >> the random house little golden books set,l ret $49.90. >> wow, that's a lot of money. >> that's a lot of when i tell you how much it is now. >> how much? >> ten books, over two billion of these are in prints. the classics. snow white, star wars. we have been reading them ally. ten ten-book sets to choose from. the retail is $16. >> $16? >>% that's off. >> thanks, guys. >> okay. all the books.
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now we have valencia, lucian, and giada. hi, guys. we have been building. the picasso tile building blocks, retail $119.99. >> hello. >> it's an 82-piece magnet 62-piece locks wior the set with the l.e.d. lights. you can see on the floor valencia is playing with them. >> i see. the cutest. >> the retail is $119.99. the deal is $39.50. that's 6 off. >> great job, guys. way to go, valencia. >> now thetudio emoji necklaces. they are great. they have each of the emojis on them and brianna knows,hat of? we not have too many laughs. never have too many laughs. one says laugh and lol and all the emojis are on the back. >> how much are those? >> the retail $159. th deal 67% off, $36 e
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hi,rybody. this is anthony, libby and brianna. these are sakers and headphones. you choose one. as you see, and i don't know if you can hear with these headphones on. can you? >> yes. >> okay. so they are $39.99 to $49.99. not pluggedn. they light up when you plug them in and they plug into your phone. we could be a queen. we could be a unicorn. so all the different versions on retail $39.99 to 9., the deal $14. that's 72% off. >> wow. all right. >> and i have a special surprise. >> ready? >> who is on santa's nice list this year? >> raise your hand. >> me! >> yay! >> everybody? >> everybody want a toyse on th what about all the toys? >> yes! >> i need everyone to get a bag behindco me. , i'll help you. >> want to get a toy? come on. >> you get all theoys behind you because you are good girls
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d boy and boys. >> little golden book sets block sets from picso tiles, the gb studios aces from and headphones from gab ba goods on and jill is back tomorrow with gifts for the women in your hi, valencia. >> hi, valencia. >> this is perfect. we will come back with some recipes and other stuff. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> happy holidays, everybody. bye-bye! ♪ there have been days when you doubted yourself. ♪ and days when you were ready to quit. ♪ but you didn't. ♪ because you had the courage to venture into something powerful. education. if i leave you with just three words of advice: never...stop...growing. [cheering]
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who don't know where they areo going get their next meal. no kid hungry workso fight that with the help of chefs like j.j. johnson. he is hereith recipes gre for the holiday table and perfect to share with those in need. good morning. why did you decide to get involved with this? >> well, i'm a community guy and i always lood at the community. sometimes you don't realize that a rich community or a poor community, somebody .ways needs he i always wanted to give out a helping hand. >> you never know who is suffering. >> that's right. >> you have exciting news this morning with citi? >> oh, yeah, citi is going to match any donation. get your credit cards out, your checkbook out, go to your local branch. up to $100,000. >> that's fantastic. we got pie. everybody likes pie. but you are combining pie with short ribs, which i think is fantastic. >> short ribs, yes. turmeric and curry. you know i'm all about the spice. some tomato paste andin red
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let this reduce down by half. >> you have seared off -- >> i seared them off ahead of time. we can throw these in here. >> how long are you going to let them cook? >> three hours. it's a perfect dish for -- >> in the oven or stovetop? >> either. >> oncee they are n and soft and they tear apart? >> tear it apart. herbs, thyme, parsley. onions that a caramelized. >> you could get a store bought pie? >> you could. but if you are in the giving mood, you really want to give some love. >> that's right. >> make twof these pies and then give it to somebody in need. >> like m no, kidding. so you have your top and then you bake this for how long? >> i am going to bake it for 1 to 15 minutes. dig in. >> and then you have meat and pie. it's like, get out of here, melvin. how do youhi sayin italian? >> i just came for the pie.
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>> aittle dessert. >> another pie. so get your pieadrust. these fancy pie weights. you can use rice or lentils to hold it down. nice double burner. get this chocolate fudge nice and loose. don't buy the double burner in the store. you just need a pot, some water, and -- >> save money. >> exactly. whipped cream, powdered sugar, cinnamon, orange. we are going to take this, fold it in. >> so y are making a lighter -- would this be a considered a ganache? >> that's french, craig. >> it's not italian. >> i'm doing two pies because i want to give one to somebody in need. >> great. >> and one for my house. remember, citi bank is helng share o strength. there is nothing like giving in the holidaypirit. o $1, $100,000, whatever you can do. >> you>>e there. j.j., thank you so much.
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appreciate this. >> you took my pie. >> sorry. no, no, no. >> sharing is caring. >> you got three little care bears right here. you can learn more about no kid hungry at for the recipes more on "today" on nbc.
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kthe holidays make me loo forward to chick-fil-a honestly. every year we have an ugly sweater party. i like the manatee. that one is cute. i love this. we cater it with chick-fil-a. the crowd pleaser.
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scott's always so helpful. while the food's coming out as quickly as we can, since she usually has a small child with her, we want to make sure we help them to their car. it takes the stress out of the holidays. we're going to help no matter what. scott, here's a present. it's my own ugly sweater! it's dinos! you'd win the prize. you think i win? you win the prize! al, getng ready for our third hour. >> plus, on the fourth hour the beach boys and hanson. i know, right? this is a news4 today news break. >> 8:56 is your time on this tuesday, november 27, 2018. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. right now we want to check on rour commute with melissa molett and y first4 traffic. melissa, what are you seeg? >>outhbound 270 after 80 a crash blocking all lanes of 270 southbound. delays from frederick. northbound 395 before washington boulevard a crash in the right
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lane. stbound toll road after centerville road a crash blocking center lane there. and clara barton parkway between glen echo and chain bridge shuts down at 10:00 a.m. for roadwork, reopens for the afternoon rush. we will check your forecast when we come back. stay with .
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all right. it's going to be windy and cold outside today and especially for tomorrow. tomorrow even windier ander co winds up around 20 to 25 miles per hour today but gusting near 40 miles per tomorrow. but at least we get three dry days in a row before rain c chancee back on friday. >> all right. thank you. get the latest news and weathe anyti in the nbc washington app. have a great day. like everyone, i lead a busy life. but i know the importance of having time to do what you love. at comcast we know our customers' time is valuable. that's why we have 2-hour appointment windows, including nights and weekends. so you can do more of what you love. my name is tito, and i'm a tech ops manager at comcast. we're working to make things simple, easy and awesome.
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live from studio 6a, this is "today." >> good morning, e. i'm al. here with jenna and sheinelle, our pal, jacobboff. we have good things to get to, like swearing at your kids. or kids are swearing at you. decoding work e-mails and should you moisturize your backside? >> sorry we have you here for this. >> we may be split on tha one. thank you. think about it for a second. >> we got it, al. >> we're going to begin with some of -- as somebody who grew up and watched the moon landing, this is so incredibly


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