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a live local news update. first -- >> we'll leave you in new york city back at rockefeller center putting you in the christmas mood. we'll see you again at 11:00. good morning. breaking overnight, powerful storms sweep across the south. a string of tornados touching down in four states. at least five people killed, dozens injured. a day care center destroyed. while in tennessee, the fight against those raging wildfires enters a third day. >> it was apocalyptic almost. >> this morning a firsthand look at the damage and devastation from the worst fires there in more than a century. state dinner? despite their rocky past, mitt romney emerges from a late-night meeting with donald trump and heaps praise on the president-elect. >> enlightening and interesting and engaging. >> but is romney any closer to being the next secretary of
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state, with trump expected to announce new cabinet posts today. what went wrong? investigators poring over the black boxes from that doomed flight carrying a brazilian soccer team. a surviving crew member claiming the plane ran out of fuel, as emotional tributes to the 71 victims are held around the world. and splitting the jackpot. a group of 20 co-workers comes forward with the winning ticket in that nearly half a billion dollar powerball drawing. >> i had to look again because i thought i'm in a dream. >> their big plans for all that money today, wednesday, november 30th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. you have to feel good for these 20 people. they banded together. they have been playing the lottery for eight years now. doesn't make you any less jealous but it does make you
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feel good for them. >> think about everybody who joins the office pool wishing it would happen, but it's nice to see it happen to a good group of people there. >> there is hope. we'll tell you more about that in just a little while. let's get right now to those dangerous situations unfolding across the south. it's been a really rough 72 hours beginning with the historic wildfires that are still burning in the great smoky mountains of tennessee. overnight severe weather raced across that region spawning multiple tornados. we have complete coverage starting with those storms. tim fam of our affiliate has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. take a look at the damage this storm caused to this convenience store. two major highways are shut down in the county. the high skochool has opened ups a shelter. the local emergency management
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agency confirmed the early morning storms destroyed a fire station and damaged several other structures. right now officials say they're in a rescue mode, searching for those impacted by the storm. also, again, they're asking everyone to stay indoors. >> tim pham, thank you very much. al, what's the forecast looking for those people? >> it's going to be tough. in fact we have new tornado watches out for that region once again. this was a very vigorous system. we were telling you how this was going to -- the atmosphere was juiced up yesterday. tornado and wind damage reports, 74 of them. the line stretches 550 miles. right now we have tornado watches stretching for much of louisiana, including new orleans, all the way up into central tennessee again. we've even got severe thunderstorm warnings up into parts of the carolinas. now, look at this, today we have a risk of strong storms stretching -- ten million people under a severe risk from new orleans all the way on into western north carolina.
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and you can see we've got this front pushing through, strong storms firing up. the only silver lining is this is going to help the drought down there. you can see rainfall amounts from 1.5 to 3 inches. some areas could pick up 3 to 5 inches locally. looking at the wildfires in tennessee, you can see more heavy rain moving in, but the sad part about this is while we'll have drenching rains, which is good news, we're also going to have very, very gusty winds so the flames that aren't knocked down are going to be fanned by these massive 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts. >> you'll be back with your forecast in just a little while. and we want to talk more about these raging wildfires in tennessee, including the largest in that state in a century. parts of two popular resort towns have been leveled, thousands forced to flee. we find kerry sanders in pigeon forge this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. that rain that al was talking about is coming down and it's heavy.
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we can confirm three people have died in the fire. ten people are in the hospital, three are in critical condition. now, the damage here in pigeon forge and in nearby gatlinburg, is still being assessed as authorities are trying to figure out what that lightning that's a little bit of a problem -- trying to figure out if this fire with this rain is actually going to be put out or whether it's going to become more of a problem with the rain because the fire is still burning. folks who did make the escape, who evacuated, said it was like escaping the gates of hell. >> oh, my god, it's so hot. >> reporter: tennessee's governor says it's the largest fire seen in the tennessee state in years, a firestorm raging now for two days in and around the great smoky mountain national park. >> please, lord, help us get off this mountain. >> reporter: sevier county ground zero. in gatgatlinburg the devastatio. the fire so hot it burned some
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homes to their foundations. some coming home to find out how bad it was. in pigeon forge -- >> it was apocalyptic almost. >> reporter: dakota returned to his grandparents home of 43 years, a lifetime of memories gone in the flames. >> the gun i learned how to shoot with is right here, what's left of it anyway. >> reporter: the loss tempered by what was saved. >> my family is safe, they're all accounted for. that's what we've been telling each other. we can rebuild, we can't replace. >> reporter: for michael reed, fears of the worst this morning. he left his home to see if the fire was moving closer. when it did and so quickly, he was cut off from his wife, constance, and daughters, 12-year-old chloe and 9-year-old lily. >> we got up to the house and i just screamed her name. >> reporter: again overnight hundreds spent the night in shelters. >> it was nothing but red. i was taking care of an elderly
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lady. i had to get her out and our animals out. that's the only thing that we had time to get. >> reporter: the fire zone a popular tourist destination, home to dollywood, that's country music superstar dolly parton's popular theme park. flames ripped through the fringes but the park was spared. dolly saying she's heartbroken and praying for all the families. what sparked the massive fire remains unclear, but officials say it appears to be human caused. this morning teams are still on the fire lines trying to tame a monster. a fast-moving blaze that took the mayor of gatlinburg's business and his home. >> we're strong, we're resilient, and we're going to make it. >> reporter: this morning michael reed still has no more information about his wife and children. he hopes they are alive and displaced somewhere in the chaos. meantime the rain is falling.
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it won't put out the fire but it will, at least, calm things down a little bit here as the authorities may allow people to go back to their homes. savannah? >> they are really tough times, kerry. thank you so much. we want to turn now to the decision facing president-elect donald trump over who to pick for secretary of state. he met yet again with mitt romney last night and after that dinner romney heaped praise on the man he once famously called a phony and a fraud. hallie jackson is ou tower where the president-elect is again busy on twitter this morning. hallie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the president-elect coming out with a big announcement online just within the last couple of minutes here this morning tweeting that he will be holding a news conference on december 15th here in new york city with his children to discuss the fact, he says, that i will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to make america great again. he continues while i am not mandated to do this under the
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law, i feel it is visually important as president to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses. hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. the presidency is a far more important task. this comes as questions have lingered over how the president-elect plans to separate his business interests from the interests of the nation. it has been 126 days since his last formal news conference. all of it comes as he tries to sort out his cabinet, meeting with as you mentioned his former critic, mitt romney. the two sharing a meal of steak, scallops and frog legs here in manhattan. it's the ritzy restaurant rendezvous no one could have seen coming six months ago. the attacks then turning to compliments now. >> he did something i tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing. he won the general election. and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together.
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>> reporter: mitt romney and donald trump joined by incoming chief of staff reince priebus at a three-star spot named after famous chef jean george von rick ten. inside a hotel named after the president-elect. call it a second-round interview for the secretary of state slot trump still hasn't filled, but his cabinet is coming together. the president-elect has picked billionaire banker and his former campaign finance chair steven mnuchin, for commerce wilber ross and elaine chao who served under president george w. bush and who is marries to senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> i've heard rumors that it should be an outstanding appointment. >> reporter: the president-elect now ready for a road trip with nbc news learning from a source familiar with the plans he'll head to indianapolis tomorrow to try and make good on a campaign
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pledge to try to keep carrier air conditioning jobs from moving to mexico. >> you think you're going to ship your stuff across the border for no tax, no nothing. you can forget it. >> reporter: the company now confirming it reached a deal with the new administration to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in indiana. it's not clear yet what the incentives are or whether they would be available to other u.s. businesses. after that, it's on to cincinnati and the start of a thank you tour in states where trump did well. the candidate, who fed off the energy of campaign rallies, doing it again as president-elect. >> i love cincinnati. >> reporter: donald trump tweeting about his trip but it's another tweet that has him facing fallout in a flag-burning firestorm. quote, nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, there must be consequences, he writes. perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail. but burning the flags is considered a form of free speech
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under the first amendment, upheld twice by the supreme court. and the suggestion of stripping citizenship also unconstitutional. >> in this country we have a long tradition of respecting unpleasant speech. i happen to support the supreme court's decision on that matter. >> reporter: also this morning, news of a rare public appearance by donald trump's former rival, hillary clinton. she appeared here in new york city at a unicef gala to introduce katy perry. the two joining each other on stage. >> hallie, thank you very much. we're learning more this morning about the possible cause of that deadly crash of a plane carrying members of a brazilian soccer team to a match in colombia. nbc's keir simmons has the latest now. >> reporter: on their way to colombia, video posted to social media shows excited young soccer
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players looking forward to the biggest game of their lives. now their families, teammates and fans in the small city of chapeco, brazil, forced with loss. a few team members who didn't make the trip shell shocked. as they heard the news. supporters joining hands at the team's home stadium chanting the names of their fallen comrades. meanwhile crash investigators are going through the plane's flight data recorders to figure out what went wrong. as the plane approached medellin, the pilot reported electrical problems and circled before crashing into the hillside. a surviving crew member reportedly told rescuers the plane ran out of fuel. >> once that recorder is read out, i think it will become apparent if this is a fuel issue, range issue or if it experienced a mechanical problem. >> reporter: heavy rain and steep, muddy conditions hampered rescue efforts but six people were saved. three members of the chapecoense team, one journalist and two crew members.
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one wife posting to instagram that her husband is in a stable condition. another player leaves behind a pregnant wife just 18 years old. the family releasing this video showing the moment he learned he would be a father, dancing and celebrating with his teammates. according to reports, the 31-year-old goalie managed to call his wife after the crash, but later died at the hospital. in the wake of the tragedy, an outpouring of support from the soccer world. teams in europe and south america paying tribute with vigils and moments of silence. the arch at london's wembley stadium lit up in green. chapecoense had been a cinderella story reaching the finals of the copa sudamericana, a team that inspired brazilian fans now being mourned by an entire nation. and a member of the team board tells nbc news that a team doctor is arriving here in colombia to help identify the bodies. the pope this morning praying for the players and the
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colombian team that was set to face that brazilian team, they now say the trophy should go to the brazilians for the fallen. savannah. >> keir simmons in bogota for us this morning. thank you. tuesday was an emotional day in court at the high-profile trial over a deadly police shooting in south carolina. the former officer accused of gunning down an unarmed black man fought back tears as he testified in his own defense. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on that. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the defense rested its case after that former officer, michael slager, took the witness stand. now, the jury is scheduled to visit the scene of the fatal shooting later today, and closing arguments could begin soon after in a case that reignited the national conversation about race and police tactics. this morning the final stages in the trial of michael slager, the former police officer accused of walter scott's murder. >> i fired until the threat was
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stopped, what i'm trained to do. >> reporter: in his first detailed public account of what happened back in april of 2015 -- >> in my mind, fear. i was scared. >> reporter: slager told the jury he pulled scott over for a broken tail light and was about to write him a warning when scott suddenly bolted from his car. >> people don't run from a broken taillight. >> reporter: prosecutors say scott fled because he was behind on child support payments and feared being arrested. slager said he fired his taser three times but that didn't stop scott from grabbing the stun gun. >> it was total fear that mr. scott didn't stop. >> reporter: the cell phone video he says picks up the encounter seconds later when scott breaks away from the struggle. slager says in hindsight he would not have chased scott on foot in the first place and instead would have called for backup. >> his entire testimony was what he would have done different and things he's remembering now which he didn't remember then,
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which was shocking. >> reporter: the trial now in its third week has been emotional for walter scott's family, his mother breaking down on the witness stand. >> he said they tasin' me, and i heard him groaning like he was in excruciating pain. >> reporter: the case could go to the jury as early as today. if convicted, slager faces 30 years to life in prison. >> gabe gutierrez, gabe, thank you. tens of thousands of cubans filled havana's plaza of the revolution last night for a memorial service honoring fidel castro. the presidents of mexico, ecuador, venezuela and south africa attended the service. raul castro closed the memorial with a speech calling his older brother the leader of a revolution for the humble and by the humble. today a three-day procession begins carrying castro's ashes across cuba. we now know who won saturday night's powerball drawing worth
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nearly $421 million. a group of 20 co-workers who work at a manufacturing plant in portland, tennessee, came forward to claim their prize. they spoke at a news conference about the huge win. >> you never think you're going to win this lottery, but you do it for fun. well, my son saw la fayette, tennessee, and he started texting, i know mom has bought that ticket. wake her up, wake her up. i just started screaming but i had to look again because i thought i was in a dream. >> everybody up here has a heart of gold. and this isn't changing what they have always done. i was on my way home last night from here and my check engine light came on and i thought, you know, i don't have to get frantic about that now. >> i called billy and he said, man, you need to get up and watch the news. and i went why? he went we won the lottery. >> hope to do a lot of good with it and just keep a level head, kindness, you know.
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just don't change. that's my motto. >> you get the feeling they're not going to change. they pooled their money for years. something like eight years they played together. >> so after taxes, they say they'll each get about $13 million. just in time for christmas! >> and for that check oil or engine light. >> that's awesome. >> al, let's get a check of the forecast. >> i've got a tree they could buy. let's show you really quickly what we've got going on. again that, severe weather going on through the southeast into the mid-atlantic states, snow in the pacific northwest, also western plains, western great lakes, high surf advisories in southern california. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. what do you think bullseye? [ bark ] ok, let's do this! hey! hows this look?
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quick moving. a couple of waves moving through before we wrap up this morning. it's 49 in oakland, 50 in san francisco and san jose 45 degrees. after this chilly morning start, highs today reaching the upper 50s, only a little bit of sun peeking through the clouds. overall it will be mostly cloudy with times of light rain, not really expecting much to measure today, and some dry weather in the rest of the forecast. let's head over to mike for a look at this morning's commute. >> it looks great. see how much green there is. the peninsula starting to see a slowdown. san jose 101 north towards story road and 85 from 87 up toward highway 87. notes are the slowest spots for silicon valley and a slower drive down the eastshore freeway. a fender bend are reported on the bay bridge near the berkeley curve. let me give you the live look. you see the berkeley curve. slows with the taillights. most of the slowing for the car pool lane. if you stick it out, y in main
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7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, november 30th, 2016. we're getting excited because tonight is the big christmas in rockefeller center celebration. we will flip the switch on this year's tree. it's a tall one, 94 feet. we always have a lot of fun, a lot of holiday music, and of course you can catch it all live right here on nbc tonight. >> yes, looking forward to that. let's check out some headlines on this wednesday morning. severe weather hammering parts of the south with tornados touching down in several states overnight. at least five people have died, dozens more injured. around 20 buildings were destroyed in jackson county, alabama, alone. crews battling the devastating wildfires in
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tennessee are hoping a new round of high winds won't further stoke the flames. three people have died, dozens of home have been destroyed and officials fear the death toll could rise as they search areas they have been so far unable to reach. and mitt romney praised donald trump following a second meeting with the president-elect about a possible role as secretary of state. here's what romney had to say to reporters as he left that dinner. >> what i've seen through these discussions that i've had with president-elect trump as well as what we've seen in his speech the night of his victory as well as the people he selected as part of his transition, all of those things combined give me increasing hope that president-elect trump is the very man who can lead us to that better future. >> of course that is a striking change from some of the things mitt romney said about donald trump during the campaign. in the meantime, we've got some new information in that case of a kidnapped california mother. she was found badly beaten on the side of a road nearly 150 miles from her home. nbc's gadi schwartz has the latest.
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gadi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. for the first time, investigators are revealing that they are taking a look at several other cases across the country for their similarities to the kidnapping of sherri papini. meanwhile her husband is speak iing out describing his wife's condition after torture and starvation. mother of two, sherri had been through an unimaginable 22 days of terror. rushing to the hospital, her husband, keith, says nothing could prepare him for what he saw, telling "people" magazine in a statement the officers told me to brace myself. my first sight was my wife in a hospital bed, her face covered with bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings. the bridge of her nose broken. her kidnappers dumped her early thanksgiving morning on the side of the road shackled. >> chp is advising she is heavily battered and it is a confirmed kidnapping. >> her husband, keith, saying she has been branded. she was thrown from a vehicle with a chain around her waist
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attached to her wrist and a bag over her head. the same bag she used to flag someone down when she was able to free one of her hands. during her captivity, she had lost so much weight she was down to 87 pounds. her body covered in bruises, severe burns, red rashes and chain markings. her signature long blonde hair had been chopped off. but her husband adding ultimately it was sherri's will to survive that brought her home. meanwhile, a team of detectives is working every detail. even her injuries could offer clues. >> her husband has said she was branded. what could that mean? >> maybe a method of torture. it could mean a way of control or exerting control over a person. is it a symbol or could it be some type of message either to the person, the victim, or to others. >> reporter: and there is one other detail that is a mystery to investigators. detectives say she was taken while out on a run. after she was abducted, her
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phone was discovered about a mile away from her home. but when it was found, it seemed carefully placed on the ground, not lost in a struggle. >> it appeared that it had been set in some grass with the screen facing up, and then the ear buds to the phone were loosely coiled and appeared to be placed on the screen. it did somewhat appear to be that it was placed there purposely. >> reporter: deputies reviewing any lead that could help them develop a better description of her kidnappers, for now only described as two hispanic women in a dark suv. the sheriff says right now they're working on putting out a better description of her kidnappers a little bit later today. >> gadi schwartz, thank you very much. mr. roker, what do you have? >> we're looking at the northern end of that same system causing all the problems down south. it's going to be bringing more rain up into our region.
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in fact you can see heavier showers and thunderstorms southern new jersey stretching back into pittsburgh. we have low visibility and ceilings so from boston to washington, d.c., rough air travel today. this front will move this evening into the east coast. we're going to be looking at a lot more rain. in fact it may help some of the drought. look at these rainfall amounts. generally a quarter of an inch to more than two inches. in fact the record for new york city, 2.2 inches. we set one yesterday. poor visibility and it's going to continue right through into tomorrow morning. that's what's going on around good wednesday morning. here is a live look outside in dublin. a lot of people out getting this day started with chilly temperatures, also spotty light rain. we will see that through at least the next several hours, this weak weather system passes through. we'll usher in slightly cooler temperatures for the next couple days. it's already cold outside. it's 36 in morgan hill, palo alto 45 degrees with highs today
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it's 7:41. we've got a new rossen reports sear ree series, keeping you safe. the technology that promises to protect you. >> jeff rossen is here to show us how this might work. >> women's safety back in the headlines right now in a major way. as we have been reporting right here on "today," that faterrifyg abduction of a woman in california. a mom grabbed by kidnappers who was out for a run by herself. her family said she had her cell phone with her when she was attacked and thought got us thinking. can your smartphone help protect you when you're out there alone? this morning, new apps and devices you can get right now that could save your life, and we're trying them out. you're walking alone, no one else around. and that's when an attacker could strike. >> you hear about it all the
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time. i always wonder, like, could that be me? there's a lot of times when i could be defenseless. >> reporter: missa baker is a waitress who leaves work late at night. today trying out popular new apps and gadgets that promise to protect women. up first, wearsafe, a virtual panic button at your fingertips. >> how does it work? >> it's wearable. it clips right to my keys. if i feel in trouble, i hit the button and it audio records. >> so it's recording audio in realtime and even what happened a few seconds ago. >> exactly. and it sends that to my friends with my exact gps location to let them know i'm in trouble or that i need help. >> let's try it out. >> i'm being followed by a tall man in a red jacket with dark denim, and then i'd hit the button. >> and that's it? >> that's it. >> reporter: across town, missa's friends, lindsay. her precise gps location pops on the screen and the audio file
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too. >> i'm being followed by a tall man in a red jacket with dark denim. >> reporter: this next one goes even further, an app called be safe, recording video. >> i'll hit the alarm button and give a countdown of 3, 2, 1 and it's recording you. >> if i were the real attacker, an alarm goes off as well. if i'm a real attacker, you'd follow me with the camera and this actually gets texted to her friends and it actually calls one of your friends as well to let them know what's going on. by the way, this app has gps coordinates too, which is kind of cool. >> it's really cool. >> reporter: but app number three may be the most advanced of all, called lifeline response. not only tracking you but calling the police instantly. you walk with your thumb on the screen. if your thumb comes off, it sounds the alarm. >> okay, we're going to test this in realtime. we're standing in a random parking lot. we should mention the local
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police have no clue where we are right now and we're going to try this out. your thumb is on that button. take your thumb off like you were being attacked and automatically it starts you counting you down. you have 18 seconds to type in your personal pin number that no one else knows. the alarm is going off. don't type in your pin. >> this is emma from lifeline response. we have received your emergency distress alert. i have notified the local police of the situation and transmitted your gps coordinates. >> wow. >> the police are currently en route to your location. again, the police are en route. >> reporter: within moments, lifeline response tracks missa's location and calls the cops. >> female white 5 foot brown eyes. >> i hear the sirens, they're coming. this is crazy. >> this is crazy. that took less than a minute. >> that was so fast. that's crazy. >> you guys knew exactly where to come. >> exactly where to go. >> it doesn't get any better
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than this. >> who do you make of this app? >> i love this app. >> what do you make of this? >> if i was really in an emergency situation, this really could have saved my life. >> here's the good news. you can download these apps right now. they work on iphone and android devices. they work on both and they're pretty cheap. the wearable one, and the one that calls the cops, those are around $5 a month. the one that takes video is completely free. we have a complete list with links on our website right now, today.com. >> such a sign of the times. as that story is running, we're all glued to the monitors. >> if you're a jogger, that's a great little app to have. >> especially the little thumb one. coming up, we'll show you what oscar winner matthew mcconaughey just did to give some fans the surprise of a lifetime. and tamron has a look at how and tamron has a look at how they're decking walgreenhey!esents a holiday -hey!miracle.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist carry hall. rain moving across the bay area. there may be a couple of waves of rain. don't expect anything to be really measured. just enough to wet the roads as we go with the chilly temperatures as you head out the door. mostly 30s and 40s with highs to gay reaching 59 in palo alto as well as oakland, palo alto and san jose. right about 60 degrees for most of the north bay. rain will be tapering off and chilly temperatures for the next couple days. expect more of this cool weather at least during the morning hours as we head into the weekend. let's head to mike for a look at this morning's commute. >> a smooth flow of traffic for much of the bay. we have slower spots, but not as tough as many wednesday. after thanksgiving we tend to see a lighter flow of traffic. the biggest change, 87 slowing
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toward kertner. over here the dumbarton bridge slower toward the peninsula where palo alto and menlo park, a slow drive for the bayshore freeway. the san mateo bridge looks good, but still slows off the east bay side. we have a delay reported on the peninsula for b.a.r.t. out of daly city heading towards the east bay. ten-minute delay there. the east bay itself, oakland showing a slower drive past the coliseum and ledding up right around downtown. 7:57. one of two inmates who escaped last week from the santa clara jail is back in custody. authorities captured him in antioch. he's supposed to be returned to the south bay any moment now. inspectors are expected to be at the scene where a cirque du soleil worker died last night. the third death linked to cirque du soleil over the past seven years.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, deadly disaster. severe weather slams parts of the south overnight. tornados killing at least five people, as devastating wildfires rip through tennessee. we're live on the scene. plus, teens tell all. >> we saw people making out, people smoking, people drinking. >> do you know what your teenager is really up to? we talk candidly with high schoolers, get the inside scoop on the secret lives of teens. ♪ and duet with dolly. miley cyrus takes a break from the coach's chair on "the voice" to team up with the music icon,
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who just happens to be her godmother. today, wednesday, november 30th, 2016. ♪ >> we left 18 inches of snow in north dakota to come to the "today" show. >> good morning, north carolina. >> hi from ohio. >> good morning nbc 4 in columbus. >> celebrating our 33rd anniversary on "today." >> shoutout to all my friends and family in louisiana. >> bringing cheer to all who are near from shelby, north carolina. >> we're back at 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it is november 30th, 2016. and that means, as we've said several times this morning, tonight we get to light the
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rockefeller center christmas tree. >> then we all get lit. >> it's always that way, that's right. 50,000 lights. and you know what happens. if one goes out, they all go out. we checked off the box for this year. >> we've done all our jokes. coming up, day three of the steals and deals holiday extravaganza. this morning, jill martin has the perfect gift ideas for friends or co-workers, the kids' teachers, honestly anyone you need to shop for. >> get it done. before we get to one thing, which is the news, we just want to say hi. you guys make our year every year, you really do. your names again. >> carol ann. >> and i'm tisha. >> again, thanks for coming down in your finery. >> they say follow them at instagram, nyc tree girls. >> adorable. >> you dropped one of your ornaments there. >> i had that happen once, it's not good. >> here is a check of the headlines. time for your news at 8:00. >> reporter: we begin with the devastating fires and the powerful storms in the south. i'm kerry sandseers in pigeon
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foern morning, tennessee. the fires continue to burn but not as ferociously as they had which has evacuees wondering if they can go to be to see what, if anything, survived. overnight severe weather battering parts of the south. powerful tornados leaving a path of destruction through several states. mississippi, louisiana, and alabama, where three people were killed in rosalie, two dead in tennessee's polk county. it comes as wildfires ravage other parts of tennessee. >> this whole place is on fire. >> reporter: like the gates of hell, say survivors. flames shooting through tree branches. the air filled with smoke and coal-hot embers. >> hit the gas! >> reporter: a record drought leaving dry brush, the perfect kindling to fuel the flames. it caught residents and tourists alike by surprise. more than 14,000 evacuated, with so little time to escape, some
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residents left with only the clothes on their backs. >> we lost everything. we have nothing. >> we could feel the heat off the fire. we were getting hit in the face with embers. it was bad. >> reporter: hundreds of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed. more than 1,000 people waking up in shelters this morning. the fires are burning across 15 thousand acres in and around the great smoky mountains, the most visited national park in the country. the popular dollywood theme park spared. tennessee native dolly parton saying in a statement she is heartbroken and praying for all the families. for hundreds, all that's left now is scorched earth. >> it's crazy. >> reporter: dakota cogdale visited his grandparents' home where he had thanksgiving dinner just last week. >> my family is safe. they're all accounted for. you know, that's pretty much what we've been telling each other, we can rebuild. we can't replace. >> of course family members, photographs. >> all that is gone. you know, it's a shame, but we
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still have each other. we know they're still going to be family photos and everything taken. >> new pictures. >> yes, new pictures, new beginnings. >> reporter: it started to rain here, which you would think is good news, but it is not. it's not enough rain to kill the fires, but the rain is causing the soil here to get loose and the firestorm that came through here has already weakened the trees, so authorities are concerned those trees could begin collapsing. it's one reason why they're going to be keeping those who are evacuated out for a little bit longer. matt. >> kerry sanders. kerry, thank you. president-elect donald trump announced this morning that he will leave business operations to focus on the presidency. he'll hold a news conference in two weeks to discuss the details of that. in the meantime, he's filling up more of his cabinet. trump has picked his former campaign finance chair, steven mnuchin, as the next treasury secretary. investor wilbur ross as commerce secretary and elaine chao as transportation secretary. last night he had dinner with
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mitt romney, who's in the running for secretary of state. a vocal critic during the campaign, romney now says he has increasing hope that trump can lead the country to a better future. and now to missouri where a gas pipeline exploded tuesday, sending flames soaring into the air. this happened near kansas city international airport in a pipe line that carries propane and ethane gas. officials are trying to find out what caused that explosion. no reports of injuries. some sad news about a former member of our nbc family. grant tinker who served as chairman and ceo of nbc from 1981 to 1986 died monday at his home in california. he was the former husband of mary tyler moore and together they formed mtm enterprises, which produced favorites including "the mary tyler moore" show, "the bob newhart show" and "mitt street blues." he turned the network around
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it's 8:11, time to trend. first up, the video that shows what some are calling street justice new york style. here's what happened. a youtube star named kobe person was doing a little photo shoot on a busy new york street. there he is on the left and that's his gold bmw that he double parked. they were just sitting on the hood taking photos. so what happened is the driver politely went up to him. a guy behind him smashed the window of his car. >> the guy travels with a bat in the car? >> okay. now here's the thing. >> this is new york. >> i don't know.
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>> some are saying, and i think al is in this camp, is this just an elaborate stunt for like a great youtube video? >> but their reaction looks genuine. the guy is like yo, yo. >> it's a stunt. >> new yorkers are not like that. >> but these guys get paid on the number of videos they get. >> is it going to pay for that car? >> it's a windshield. >> all right. we need to get some closure. >> i'm leaning in the out camp. i don't know. >> but would you put it past a new yorker to just say -- >> no. i'm surprised we could run the audio portion of that. anyway, a police department in kansas, how about this surprise. when they went looking for a wild creature, they got calls about a mountain lion that had been spotted in the area. when they set up cameras to see if they could get a citing of it, they got more than they bargained for. they checked the footage and here's what they found. pranksters parading in front of
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the cameras dressed as wild animals. the people of gardner, kansas, man, they love a good joke. and on facebook, the police department wrote thank you to the citizens who noticed the cameras. your effort and sense of humor are greatly appreciated. >> i like that. >> too funny. that's a good prank. >> do you guys have songs that you listen to on your playlist that you love but you would not want other people to know about? yeah, we've all got those. a new ad campaign by spotify is falling out some of its users and their song choices. this was at new york's port authority. dear person who played justin bieber's sorry 42 times on valentine's day, what did you do? and this ad, to the 1235 guys who love the girld night playlist this year, we love you. the tag on the ads read thanks 2016, it's been weird. >> do you have any like that, any weird songs? >> oh, my gosh, yes. >> give me one. >> like, for example, this morning i was playing "sexual
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healing." but would i want the world to know that? why was i playing it? i don't know. >> mine would be -- ♪ >> nice. >> hoda, i know you've got some embarrassing ones. >> i don't have any i'm embarrassed about but i do have lots and lots and lots of john denver. i love john denver. i'm not embarrassed by that. >> there's nothing wrong with that. >> bang the drum. i'm not embarrassed. i would say "do you want to build a snowman." >> the "frozen" song? >> have you never come in and heard the "frozen" theme coming out of his dressing room? >> what about you? >> i don't have embarrassing but i'm always curious when i see men sing "all the single ladies" and they know the whole routine. i'm like oh, okay. >> like al does in the morning. >> we took up so much time,
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straight to popstart. >> first, jennifer aniston explaining why she took a stand and stood up to the tabloids earlier this year. she wrote a powerful op-ed for the huffington post calling out the endless speculation of her marriage and whether he's pregnant. jen said she had enough when she returned from a recent vacation. >> we were mobbed, like a scary kind of mobbed. i didn't know what was happening. and it turns out that another wonderful photograph, which i had to sort of live with for the last 10, 15 years of picture of me with a bump and a circle around my stomach with an arrow pointing to it, just disgustingly objectifying kind of way and i was just fed up with it. we have to support each other especially at this time, to love each other, to support and to be proud of women and whatever your choice is in life. it's up to us what makes us happy and fulfilled.
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>> that episode of "ellen" airs today. next to dolly parton performing one of her biggest hits "jolene." but last night it wasn't just any performance. dolly sang a duet with her goddaughter, miley cyrus. ♪ jolene jolene jolene jolene ♪ i'm begging of you please don't take my man ♪ ♪ jolene jolene jolene jolene ♪ please don't take him just because you can ♪ >> i could listen to that all day. >> that's good. >> and dolly is a busy lady. she'll be among the stars performing at the christmas tree lighting tonight. >> and the pentatonics. and finally matthew mcconaughey moonlighting as a golf cart driver. you might think after seeing this photo but matthew is just giving back to his alma mater. it's a program at the university of texas which offers students
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free rides home after a late night. so there he is giving unsuspecting students a lift. this fall matthew also taught a course at school, don't worry, everything is all right, all right, all right. >> look at the girl in the back. >> when matthew is behind the wheel of your golf cart. >> she's tweeting. >> can you imagine you're sitting there waiting for the cart. >> i'd be like, hey, where do you live? at your house. your house is fine. >> i'm cool with it. >> tamron, thank you. mr. roker, check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got. again, we've been talking about all this severe weather. we've got right now tornado watches stretching from new orleans all the way up just to the west of knoxville. we're going to be watching this line of storms all morning long. and we've got unseasonably warm weather depending on where you are. if you're here in the east, minneapolis it's 8 degrees above normal. even tallahassee at 80 degrees, way above normal. the temperatures still stay fairly mild but start to calm down from boston, charlotte,
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mobile. out west it stays awfully cool, salt lake city in the 30s. wichita in the 40s by saturday. dallas even down into the low rt good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. live look outside at the golden gatep, bridge. light rain falling enough to make the roads wet. makehowers will continue to move through as we my have a cble of8"t waves of this. overall cloudy skies and a wet day, wetym start to the day fr san francisco over toward oakland. highs this afternoon reaching upper 50s with a lot of clouds and clearing out for tomorrow. and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> al, thank you so much. we're watching something new this morning. it's a series called teens tell all. >> we gathered a group of high schoolers for a candid discussion about the pressures they're facing and nothing was off limits. here is nbc's stephanie gosk.
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>> we saw people making out, people smoking, people drinking. >> racey pictures? >> oh, send me a picture of that booty. >> eight colorado teenagers sat down with us for a raw, unfiltered conversation about what goes on inside their lives. >> i'm marley. >> max. >> claudia, dala. >> alexandra. >> we gathered a group willing to speak openly about what it means to be a teen today. we kicked off the discussion by asking the teens to confess something anonymously that their parents may not know. >> magic bowl of secrets. >> drugs came up early in the conversation. this is a good one. i don't smoke pot. remember in colorado marijuana is legal for adults. >> it's such a normalized drug that you're almost pressured to do it. it's kind of a stigma that if you're not chill about someone smoking pot, you're looked down upon. >> which would you say is easy
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we shall getting pot or a six-pack of beer? >> pot. >> we also heard about the abuse of prescription drugs. >> sometimes they'll have like pill parties where they have a bowl at the front door and everyone drops a pill in and you can take one and you don't know what you're taking. >> that's very scary. >> i feel like a big thing right now is lean. >> what's lean? >> cough syrup, jolly ranchers. >> and sprite? >> it's a drink? >> yeah. you take it and chug it. it's really strong. >> sexting, how many of you have ever seen a naked photo of someone in your school? when did you first see it? >> middle school. >> sixth grade. >> 12. >> yeah. >> do you have to ask for a picture or do some people just send them? >> oh, no. >> some people just send them. >> guys will just send them. >> i mean, i -- >> girls will, too. >> really? >> out of the blue. >> i've had people come up to me like, did you see this pic? no, i don't want to see that.
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>> if someone that you were kind of interested in asked you to send a naked picture of yourself, would you ever think, oh, that's kind of creepy? >> i wouldn't think it is creepy because it happens so much. >> sexting turned into a conversation about sex and the hookup culture. >> let me ask this question. is it easier to hook up with someone than it is to hold their hand in school? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> the girls worry about slut shaming. >> there's a whole discussion about it, about how girls get treated more -- get judged upon more than guys do. >> yeah. i mean, if you wear something, you get slut shamed. if you do something, you get slut shamed. if you walk some way, you get slut shamed. like everything is picked apart about a girl. >> and most of the time, it's girls who slut shame other girls. that's what i've noticed. >> nothing is private with your life any more. getting into a fight with your
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friends, everyone knows about it. >> you go on to someone's instagram .it's like pretty and all parties. i don't go to parties that often. >> does it make you feel bad spp. >> kind of. >> you feel like you have that pressure to only pose the cool thing du over the weekend? >> i get embarrassed if my grandma comments on my post. >> parents misunderstand what school is like and how hard it can be compared to when they were kids. >> you have to have straight as, join clubs, have a good gpa, make sure you get into good colleges, have a social life and still be able to hang out with your family. >> my parents try to get me to do a lot of advanced chass and ap class and i'm not doing too hot in those. i think i jumped way too high up. >> i definitely need time with my friends to take a break from all of the sports and all of the tests and quizzes. >> sometimes when i say i'm going out with my friends, i'm not. i'm going to parties or to clip
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up or something. if your parents are tracking you on gps, how easy is it to ditch them? >> easy. >> so i'm at a friend's house, right? i hear about this party. i leave my phone at sam's house, but he takes his. so i sign into my imessage on his phone so when my parents text me, it goes to sam's phone and he sees it and he says, your parents texted you. >> so you respond with system's house sam's house is awesome. >> yes. alex tried a different strategy. >> last year, i told them i was going camping for a weekend and i went to my friend's house where her mom wasn't there for the weekend and we threw like two parties. >> you know when you go .do that, when you bold face lie to your parents, you have to in that moment think, what, i'm not going to get caught? >> that was a pretty good lie. and then i had my friend text him pretend to go be her mom. >> so you used your friend's phone pretendsing to be your
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friend's mom texting to your dad? >> yes. >> i got it. >> rosalyn wiseman, author of "queen bees and wannabes" says all this is growing up. >> the purpose of add leps lessens is to push and figure out where you stand on things and make mistakes and break rules. i want parents to realize you don't know to know everything about your child's life to have a good relationship with your child. >> and the teens had similar advice. >> have trust in your kids. >> guide them as much as you can, but at the ends of the day, they need to learn for themselves what's right and wrong. >> that was fascinatinging. >> it really was. >> yeah. fascinating for those of us with teenage kids. >> we've been going through with lela and she's been terrific, but i mean, it's been rough with her, senior year, college, all the tests and the social media. it's -- i would not want the to be growing up now. >> a lot of things seem to resinate from all of us from when we were teens, but then
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there is the social media stuff and other stuff you can tell kids are having a tough time with. >> some things will never change, but now it takes on an extra level with social media. it's tough. >> we've had a lot of talks with -- i have a 15-year-old boy and sometimes you'll talk to him and know you're not getting the real story. other times, he's remarkably candid and you cherish those moments because i think you're getting valuable information, but it's hard. >> it is. >> practical advice on how to keep your teen safe and your relationship strong, led to today.com. >> tomorrow, our series continues. does this sound familiar? >> girl, you're straight popping. >> it's like, oh, she rachet. >> yeah. sadly, yes, it is. >> you know that? >> yes. >> you do? okay. >> is she popping? >> parents will be like goals after we decode the language of today's teens tomorrow. tamron. i'm ...
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==topvo== new details .. in a story we followed all morning on today in the bay. po good wednesday morning 8:26 i'm sam brock. new details in a story we've "today in the bay." police confirm they are investigating a homicide in antioch. they are still revealing little about what happened in that house. here is video from early this morning. you see police setting up crime tape outside winding lane not far from hillcrest avenue. police now confirming someone did die overnight. there's no indication about the identity of the victor what a possible motive might have been. police say they don't want to jeopardize the investigation and more details will be released later today to provide you with when we have that information. >> mika couple of crashes on the peninsula. >> all the traffic light today
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as we talked all week. looking towards 280 southbound, the first of two peninsula crashes. a little slow in one lane partially blocked. north 101 around willow and possibly a second in the northbound direction gums up the traffic through menlo park, redwood city, bayshore freeway. east bay north 60 diablo road, still a crash. the interchange from the tri-valley. overall pretty smooth driving. back to you. >> couple of trouble spots. thank you, mike. see you in 30 minutes.
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good morning. >> hi, everybody. it's 8:30. it's wednesday, november 30th. we're about to stick a fork in november actually. beautiful morning out on the plaza. look at this. ♪ a little mood music. ♪ >> what's your name? >> mickey smith from louisiana. >> all right, mickey, thank you very much. merry christmas. >> he's right on theme. we've got the christmas tree lighting in rockefeller center, beautiful music just now and we're about to get a treat, the band of merrymakers is here.
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>> they are so much fun. they have been here since the wee hours rehearsing. lots of big celebrity singers and song writers. they team up during the holiday season, all for a great cause. we're going to get a live performance. also ahead, our ongoing guide to make the holidays stress-free. first the scott brothers are here. they're going to give you tips on how to get ready for the season or something. >> or something. we'll turn to jill martin for her latest steals and deals and some great gifts for the holidays and work through that list fast. we're also excited to announce a special performance live on the plaza from pharrell williams next friday, december 9th. if you want to get a "today" fan pass go to our website, today.com. >> pharrell? >> pharrell williams. >> i might have to come back for that. >> what day in december? >> december 9th. >> how will you miss me if i never leave? >> let's get a check of the
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weather, mr. roker. >> let's show you what we've got happening starting with today. severe storms down through the south, fog in the northeast, wet weather in the pacific northwest. high surf advisories in southern california. for our tree-lighting tonight, 59 degrees, rain, possible thunderstorms, gusty winds. we are going to be watching this very carefully. and then for tomorrow, you can look for, again, drying out weather here in the northeast, thank goodness. mountain snows in the rockies, plenty of sunshine through the southern tier of states. that's w good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. live look outside in oakland. it is raining, and it's cool, too. only 49 degrees. it will get up to 59 later on today but we're tracking those showers as they quickly move through. within the next few minutes we should see that rain passing, coming down in san francisco toward oakland and as we go through the next several minutes we'll see rain but cloudy skies
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throughout the day. expect highs to reach into the upper 50s. get your weather any time you need it, go to the weather channel. ♪ smooth jazz, baby. >> al, thank you very much. now i got ways to make this a stress-free holiday season, before all the company arrives. the scott brothers are known for their hit show, "property brothers" and they have another hit on their hands with the new hgtv series, brothers take new orleans. ren nati renovating side by side homes, and help from well-known friend, even hoda stops by. happy holidays, good morning. >> good morning. >> i've gotten to know you over the years. generally speaking, you are somewhat competitive anyway. >> just a little bit. i won, that is what matters. >> does that come out in the show? >> it always comes out.
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we love competing, especially in new orleans, we're giving back after katrina. >> everyone loves the contractors. did his own design. it was great. >> let's talk about the tips you've got today, everybody talks about wallpaper, they think of doing huge surfaces. >> this is the misconception. wallpaper, it doesn't have to be wall. why not use it on your ceiling, steps, you can use it on tables, back of cabinets. it is supposed to add color and pattern to break up a mondtonou design. >> if you don't have the budget to do a tray ceiling, you can put that up there. that's what people used to do back in the day without the cost of construction. >> are we talking about scraps of wallpaper. >> for example, on this step, this a peel and stick wallpaper. this is a kid's stepping stool here.
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it won't last long, but with kids, they like to mix things up any way. >> if you have commitment issues, you can get peel and stick. like drew has commitment issues all around. >> changes with the season. >> all right, let's move on. pictures up, do we have the picture as soon pictures. tr transoms, it was used for extra light, classic feature that looks beautiful. you can put them in your home and everything is back in style. in new orleans, you put them in above the doors. if you cannot cut holes or worried about the structure, we have a cheat you can do. make your own transon without cutting a hole. >> just use a mirror. this is one we got, $5, just at the dollar store. >> you can see right up my nose, right there. >> great view. >> trimmed for you this morning. >> it adds depth to the room. a little casing in there, stick
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it on the wall. it feels leak a transom. >> $5 for the mirror. >> tin tiles. why do you love them? >> i would like to point out, if anybody watched brothers take new orleans last week, i won, all because of the tin tiles. so again, way back in the day, if you go into cool restaurants, you'll notice they putin tiles back in. >> a lot on the ceiling. >> exactly. that's where you normally see them. they come new like this. but like it to look aged. you can take it and age it like this, and then work with it like a grinder or saw and give it that original look. >> or if you want something more slick, you can have it, paint it black, solid, elegant. use it for wainscoting. >> how much tile? >> you can get one that are plastic, which are less. but nobody will know if it is up on the ceiling. you can work it, no way to screw it up, because all you're doing
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is keep painting. >> if you want to break it up more, sand it down. it gives it the patina look. >> it's like clothes. people like the look of worn look. >> wait until you get ahold of this group over here. jonathan, drew, they're going to be back co-hosting the next hour. more help from the holidays. jill has steals and deals. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back, it's 8:39. more of our stress-free holiday steals & deals this week. >> today jill martin has covered gifts for the girls and the guys. this morning we have bargains for everybody else on your list. everybody. >> so you know those lists and the girls, the guys and then miscellaneous, people that you have to get something for.
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so let's start. this one is for a friend. >> for a friend. >> the big reveal. >> this is always super popular. >> i love this stuff. >> bliss body products. the retail $94. scent-sati scent-sational. two body butters or two soapy suds. one or the another. >> and choose your flavor? >> you choose -- yeah, you choose your flavor and then you can split them up, like my mother does. >> i know. >> the deal $29. >> $29? >> that's 69% off. >> usually these are $29. >> each. >> is this for the teacher or the baby-sitter? >> yes. >> up, up, up, careful and go. >> this is the marquee by waterford crystal ornaments. retail $99. it's a three-piece ornament set. you can hang them on the tree. >> pretty. >> so again, three gifts there.
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the retail $99, the deal $29.99. 70% off. >> as jill's mom would say, split them up. >> this is two options here in the deal. so 1, 2, 3. >> the retail, $124 to $140. here are the two options. so that is the nine-piece stainless steel barware set. it comes in two colors and you get everything there. that's a super cool gift. or -- >> look at this. >> you get the vase and the bowl. so the retail $124 to $140. the deal for either, $42. 70% off. >> $42 for either one of these? >> yeah. >> that's good. but don't split up the bar set. >> that looks weird and cheap. >> unless someone likes a certain drink. >> oh, you're right. >> this one is personalized for you guys. the person who has everything. >> right. >> that's nice. >> and who has to thank people
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for things. stationary studio personalized stationary. so this is -- you have the border here. you can choose from four borders. it comes in the gift box so just add a bow. >> how nice, look. >> i really like this. >> the retail $125, the deal $37.50, 70% off. so you get 50 cards and 50 envelopes. >> we actually did get this because it has our names on it. so yay, thank you. >> you can't regift this. >> come this way. >> we're going to the kitchen. >> i once got hoda a gift and we did a regifting segment. >> did she regift it? >> she didn't remember it was from me. >> i handed it to you, merry christmas. >> where are we starting? >> you start right there. >> so that is for the foodie. so this is penguin random house cookbooks. the retail $67.50 to $70. there's nine cookbook sets from all different people. great chefs. >> how many books are in a set? >> different in different sets. so you could look on today.com.
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nine cookbook sets to choose from. hard-hitting questions here. the deal is $21, up to 70% off. >> okay. this is for who? >> i didn't see the sglont it's for newlyweds. >> okay. so christine, our producer who just got married. so this is a great gift for her. dinnerware. the retail $138.99 to $149. two different styles. five-piece place setting, dishwasher safe. >> and the deal? >> the deal, $45. 70% off. now, this is something we should all aspire to. >> what's it for? >> multi function cookers. the retail $316. now here's the situation. you can cook three different foods at three different temperatures. >> this is cool. >> is the mac and cheese included? >> everything here comes with
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the crosswack pot but how good this? the deal is $69. >> bath and body sets from bliss. >> ornaments from. >> watersgloerd vase and barware set, the cookbooks from. >> penguin random house. >> dipper from. >> crew. >> and the multi function cooker. >> head to today.com for any questions. tomorrow jill has huge bargains, gifts for kids. on friday, can't miss, the biggest steals & deals ever. we're going to need more time. up next, attention, savannah, how to help survive and thrive when baby number two arrives. jenna bush hager will talk about that. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> look at them.
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>> we are back, it is 8:46. today's parenting team as i am just about to find out, raising siblings i'm told can be a challenge, so what can parents expect when baby number two arrives. "today's" jenna bush hager sat down with a "today" parenting team member, and mom to 2-year-old ancil and 6-month-old austin. >> when you found out you were pregnant with austin, what were the thoughts that went through your mind? >> i was so excited because i always wanted many kids. and then the fear came in about how would ancil handle this? >> how is he handling it? >> he does not like it when he takes his toys. i actually bought ancil a little baby doll of his own a few months when i was due. ultimately when i brought our new baby home, austin, it wasn't
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so weird for him because he had a baby to play with and austin was my baby. >> we had her pick a baby out of the nursery. >> how do routines change? >> one of my hacks was to put the baby bathtub into the toddler regular bathtub and figure out how to do them both at once. moms have like eight arms, you can do a million things at once, except when you are breastfeeding and then you are literally locked down. so i've learned that it's critical to have close family nearby, to have a supportive spouse, to bait your girlfriends to come over and maybe bring them some cookies. >> so what do you think is the best part of having two? >> i think it is just the unconditional love that we have for both of them, but also that they now have for one another.
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it's so cool to see the way that their eyes light up when they see one another. >> my baby? >> what's his name? >> austin. >> austin! >> high five. >> yeah. >> betsy brown brawn is a child behavior specialist. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is going to be a two-minute therapy session for you and me. a lot of people give advice when there's a new baby coming and how to handle it with the siblings. what's your catch-all theory of the case? how much should you kind of try to prepare the child and how much is it just playing by ear? >> first of all, you shouldn't overthink it, but i do think that there are things you can do to prepare that sibling, depending upon that baby's age. a 2-year-old, a 3-year-old doesn't really have an idea of what's coming. you know, he thinks that baby will be born and go tricycle riding. so if you can expose that baby, that sibling to another baby, visit another infant's house,
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see what a baby is like, talk a little bit about how babies poop and pee and cry and sleep and still going to be a baby, tha >> now, some people think the new baby should bring a gift for older baby. are you into that idea? >> yeah, i'm not into that. because part of this reality is going to be learning to tolerate disappointment and frustration and delayed gratification. i do think it's not necessary, but that when that new baby gets gifts, certainly give it to the sibling and say this baby can't open it. will you open it for him? >> if you have a toddler, they like to be helpers. they like to have a role. do you encourage that? >> for sure. and i do encourage buying a doll and having the toddler bathe her baby while you're bathing the other baby. i think also looking back at pictures of your toddler when she was baby so she can see that she was once getting that amount of attention from you is another good idea. >> well, this is all going to be
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reality for me in a matter of days. betsy, i really appreciate your advice and i know you've got a lot more. thank you so much for being here. by the way, our next parenting challenge, we want to know what you do to reduce stress and increase joy during the holidays. so let us know what you do at today.com/parentingteam. this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented the city concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> you know it is officially the holiday season when this band of merrymakers stops by made up of like kevin griffin, cell ma davis, tyler gwynn, charity dawe and sam hollander are here to perform a song called "welcome to our christmas party." guys, it's great to have you here, good morning. we were altogether at 5:30 this morning. can i just say you clean up very well. i was going to wear that exact outfit today. >> that one, matt? it would look good on you. >> exactly. all right, what are you going to sing? >> we're going to sing a very medley -- >> a very merry medley. >> you threw me off, matt. >> ladies and gentlemen, band of merrymakers. >> let me hear you say ho. >> ho.
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>> say ho ho ho. >> ho ho ho. >> ho ho ho. >> somebody, everybody, you and me. ♪ band of merrymakers ♪ band of merry makers ♪ some for you and me ♪ a christmas memory ♪ so sing along ♪ on the first day of christmas my true love gave to me ♪ ♪ a partridge in a pear tree ♪ on the second day of christmas my true love gave to me ♪ ♪ five golden rings ♪ dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh ♪ ♪ o'er the fields we go laughing all the way ♪ ♪ bells on bobtail ring ♪ making spirits bright ♪ what fun it is to ride and sing ♪ ♪ a sleighing song tonight, oh ♪ jingle bells, batman smells, robin laid an egg ♪
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♪ noelknow noel, noel, if santa claus don't come to your crib ♪ ♪ you ain't gonna get no gifts ♪ band of merrymakers ♪ band of merry makers ♪ are you know ♪ we are, you know we are ♪ so have a rockin' christmas ♪ deck the halls with boughs of holly ♪ ♪ fa la la la la, la la la la ♪ 'tis the season to be jolly ♪ fa la la la la la, la la la la ♪ ♪ o come all ye faithful ♪ joyful and triumphant ♪ o come ye ♪ o come ye to bethlehem
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♪ we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ and a happy new year ♪ with the band of merrymakers ♪ band of merrymakers ♪ got a songi'm ... ==topvo== one of two men who escaped last week from the santa clara county main jail .. is back good wednesday morning 8:56, i'm sam brock. one of the two men that escaped from santa clara jail is back behind bars. in the last half hour we obtained his new mug shot you just saw. u.s. marshals apprehended laron campbell without incident at an apartment complex last night. nbc was first to break the news. sources say campbell was hiding
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in an attic in his sister's house when he literally fell into view during a search. campbell is now back at the jail. as for the second escapee, chavez, he's still on the run. happening now bob redell awaiting an update from deputies. bob will have a live report from our midday newscast. we're also streaming that news conference live. expected to begin at 9:30. can you link from the home page. learned in the last ten minutes house democrats have re-elected nancy pelosi as their leader, faced a challenge from tim ryan. she did see dozens enher party. link to a statement from pelosi on the twitter feed. also not a good picture for san mateo go pro, issuing pink slips for their staff.
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this morning on "today's take" get ready for double the fun with a couple of hot properties. drew and jonathan scott. then we'll celebrate a christmas of many colors with jennifer nettles and ricky schroeder. plus winter must-have trends, all coming up right now. >> announc: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> i'd rather look small and al look small. >> welcome to "today" on wednesday morning, november 30th. >> we're battling. >> so here's the deal. we've got, of course, the scott twins, the scott brothers, jonathan and drew hanging with us. >> what are the problems here? >> normally this is not the way we'd sit, tamron would be on the end. can we play some christmas
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music? whenever the music stops we're going to sit. >> the scott brothers are really tall. they're as tall as the christmas tree on the plaza. >> drew has got to go downstairs. >> she didn't move. >> she has on a tight skirt. here's what happened. originally al was here, scott brothers here and i'm here. i walked in and said to our executive producer who's watching, al looks too small next to them. >> it makes it sound like she normally doesn't watch. >> you're fun size. >> but i feel better looking tiny than having al -- you're an average height man. >> a little below average. >> can we just get a phone book for al. >> how tall are you fellas? >> 6'4". when i wear my stilettos i'm more around 6'6". >> when did you get your growth spurt?
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>> i remember in grade eight we were small and getting picked on in school. by the end of grade eight we shot up almost a foot and nobody picked on us anymore. >> you know how to make them look normal size? put them next to the rockefeller christmas tree. tonight we are going to light that up. 83rd annual lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree. it's a 94-foot norway spruce from coney island, new york. about 50,000 lights, l.e.d. lights, ge lights, on five miles of wire. >> oh, wow. >> which is pretty impressive. >> i thought i put up a lot of lights. >> do you? >> i do. >> how tall is your tree? >> well, it's our tree. almost 20 feet. >> y'all live together? >> we have a big place in vegas. >> we did a reno. we have a slide coming off the second story. you didn't see that? >> no. >> al comes over all the time. >> i know, it is a party. speaking of parties, we've got dolly parton tonight, garth brooks, trisha yearwood, the rockettes, and it airs tonight
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at 8:00 eastern/7:00 central. you were talking about your decorations, i think we've got pictures. >> can i see? >> we like to do very classy. >> that's your home? >> in vegas. >> we sold our own places and got this place. our parents come down from canada. the whole family gets together. we usually have about 15 people staying at the house. >> look at those doughnut wreath things. >> you can't eat those. >> this is my question, so we're on the road filming all the time. we only get home for about ten days at the holidays. is that too much work to put into just being there for ten days? >> no, because it's two of you and so you can split the work. >> i don't do all that work. i'm the dad who sits on the couch and then i'm like -- i dictate. you do this, you do that. >> that's every mom in the country. the whole family gets involved, does one ornament and mom does the rest. >> in my house that's what happens. i got the ladder out and the kids are a little older. it's like you will come down here and you're going to enjoy
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this. we're going to play music, you're going to drink hot chocolate and you're going to get in the spirit. >> ho freakin' ho. >> in 15 minutes, they're gone. >> my mother is the same way. she wants the christmas tree up and then as soon as we open our gifts, it's got to go, done. my mother does not play. the tree has to come down the minute the gifts are open. >> we use a fake tree now because we don't want to chop down. when we were kids we would use real trees. >> we've got a squirrel in the house because my dad brought the tree home and there was a squirrel in the tree and we could not get it out. >> you got a tree and you guys would plant the tree. >> afterwards. >> you cut it down outside, we dragged it in, needles everywhere. there was a squirrel that got loose. it was in the tree. >> how do you plant a cut tree. >> not that tree. in the early years we would get them still with the root system and then plant it. >> i want to go back to the squirrel thing. >> tell us about the squirrel.
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>> so what happened -- i mean how did you get the squirrel out? >> it was going in behind book shelves, flying under the sofa. we thought as kids this was the greatest thing ever. jonathan wanted to keep it. >> it was jumping from like the cabinets and my mom was freaking out. >> did a moose get in there too? >> this is canada. you've got moose coming through there and we don't have a very big igloo, right? it was crazy. >> i like pranking jonathan so that was my inspiration. i put an alligator in one of his rooms. >> that's your new show. >> we're in new orleans. we've been going to new orleans for years. it was only three and a half to four feet this alligator that i put in his home. >> only? it's an alligator. >> i hear this rustling in the closet. i turn around and there's an alligator. i'm thinking because i've done projects where we find raccoons in walls and rats. is this a new orleans thing that we find gators? it turns out it's a prank. >> this house has been sitting empty for 11 years. the family has been out of it
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because of the devastation of kaert. there's another episode tonight and hoda is on it. >> we've got a clip of something else. >> what channel is this on? >> hgtv. who doesn't know hgtv? >> for those who may not have seen it. boy, somebody has got a big ego. of course everybody knows where we are. >> we have something that can bring their owing owe back under control r so ryan gosling, take a look at this one. it's a show called "breaker high." >> don't do it. >> this is ryan looking so dapper. but it's not about ryan. take a closer look. keep going. >> oh, wait, wait. >> in the back. >> that's drew and me. >> the two kids as tall as trees at age 7. >> when we first met ryan, that was us. we were on "breaker high." >> and there you go. and there you go. you look like don johnson meets the guys from snl. they go --
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>> in wardrobe they say this one? this one? dance, dance. >> they would tell us to come down and bring our own wardrobe, bright, bold colors and these miami vice-looking jackets. >> what year was that? >> that would be back in the '90s. >> so you guys were like child stars. >> we were actors before we got into hosting. we got into real estate as a way to fund our creative endeavors because we didn't want to be struggling actors. so we've been at it since we were 18. >> that's amazing. >> if you had been here yesterday, you could have joined us at a little annual tradition we have. our "today" show team holiday lunch. we went to t-- >> it was delicious. . . . . da, kathie lee, willie, savannah. >> what's funny, on your plates. you know how you can blow up things on instagram. for some reason everyone ordered fish, including dylan who normally goes straight for the rib eye. savannah, she doesn't eat pasta a lot, that's something she's
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very open about. she ate the biggest plate of meatballs and spaghetti and her theory is, listen, i get to go in now because after i have the baby in a few weeks, i'm getting tight and right. it was so awesome. thank you to them and thanks to matt for hosting us. you, dr. oz today? >> check your local listings, dr. oz was kind of amazed at my knee surgery and wanted to talk about knee surgery. >> is that your knee, the brown one on the right? >> that's the one they took out. >> they kept the part? >> but it's interesting talking about -- you know, i've gotten a lot of folks who are -- have been inspired, which is very nice, but some folks who are a little upset to say i'm glamorizing the knee surgery because i came back so quickly. and everybody heals differently. >> that's what i think when i see that big scar on your leg. >> people who neglect things or let things go or don't do what they need to to fix it --
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>> you worked hard to recover. >> i couldn't even tell you which knee that it was, so the surgery went well. >> and last night you were at the unicef snowflake ball. >> unicef continuing the tradition of helping kids around the world. it's a great night but this is elias, my date. i took a fashion risk and wore this outfit and now i'm on this fashion blog daily and is it yay or nay. we have to get up so early, i left the event and i'm in the car and all these tweets start, hillary clinton, hillary clinton. i was down the street, gone. hillary clinton comes in. i had my limit. it was like 9:00. and i leave at 9:00. >> i thought you were going to say people thought you were hillary clinton. >> i'm mistaken for her all the time. >> it happens all the time. >> i had a limit. it's like when the sports fans, you think your team is losing and you get in the car and turn on the radio. oh, the eagles scored.
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>> she's the late-night party girl. >> so there was no murmuring or buzz in the crowd? >> not that i heard. but katy perry, congratulations to you. >> i'm sorry, you're not on the list. >> elias, her news producer, stayed. >> no, he did not. >> and got a picture with hillary clinton. >> congratulations to katy perry. sorry i missed it, though, but i was there in spirit. up next, you're used to seeing them all done up on the red carpet. now four of hollywood's hottest stars are going au naturale for a new calendar. so we'll show you the pictures and talk about this trend that continues of not being too made up. >> they're beautiful anyway. >> they're beautiful anyway. anyone with type 2 diabetes knows how it feels to see your numbers go up, despite your best efforts. but what if you could turn things around? what if you could love your numbers? discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. invokana® is a pill used along with diet
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we are back with more of "today's take." and we've evened out the height for your viewing pleasure. shorty and tiny, aka drew and jonathan, and hakeem abdul-jabbar is here with us. >> you can't laugh at your own joke. >> you obviously don't watch our show. >> al carries a laugh track of his own voice and presses it. the lenldsary calendar is out with big-name celebrities like you've never seen them before. they're telling us no air brushing, completely unretouched. so here for your viewing pleasure. that's nicole kidman, that's beautiful. robin wright.
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uma thurman. that's gorgeous. julianne moore. she's stunning. >> that's why i did not do the calendar. >> you guys have been on magazines and all that. do you say, hey, air brush. >> no. i never use -- >> the only difference is we're scottish and so we're basically translucent and so i have them give me a little color. >> can you put some little cheeks in, a little color. >> al, do you air brush? >> not that i -- well, i've been on the cover of "field & stream." >> air brush the fish on the hook. >> exactly. i've never been, not that i know, air brushed. >> something new to try. put it on your bucket list. speaking of makeovers, the white house, holiday makeover. this is exciting. we actually were asked if we would come down and do it and our schedule is so crazy. >> you turned down the white
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house? >> what? you didn't tell me the white house called. >> our friend egypt sherod went down and it's absolutely gorgeous. >> we have military family members joined the first lady for the obama family's final christmas tree. we've seen the official tree that goes inside the blue room. the first lady got choked up. oh, my gosh, talking about this last christmas in the white house. >> as we celebrate my family's last holiday season in the white house, i'm thinking back to when we first came here to washington. we promised to open up this house to as many people from as many backgrounds as possible. and we truly wanted to make the white house the people's house. particularly during the holiday seasons. and to all the military families, those of you who are here today and all those around the world, i want to once again honor you for your service and your sacrifice and your love of
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this nation. it's a love that my family and i share along with you. it has been such a complete pleasure to support you in this time. so i want to wish everyone a happy, healthy holiday season. >> i love her. i'm going to follow the obamas around and offer to do their christmas trees every year. >> they have a house now outside the d.c. area so maybe you won't turn them down for that. >> 1200 feet of garland, 109 wreaths, 63 christmas trees. this year a new addition, 56 lego houses. >> that's cool. >> one for each state and territory. >> before you go to weather, what is garland? >> kind of roping. >> like a long skinny christmas tree that wraps around a bannister. >> so it's the green thing. >> people always make it out of popcorn. >> but it's always the beads. >> okay. things you need to know. >> other thing you need to know,
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our weather, because we've had some severe weather out there. in fact we're talking about the storms down in the southeast. we had over 74 tornado and wind damage reports. of course that stretched 550 miles. we've got strong storms again today with tornado watches stretching from louisiana, including new orleans, all the way up to knoxville. we're going to be watching this very closely over the next and that's your latest weather.
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brother versus brother, brotherly love it or hate it, property brothers at home on the ranch or the scott seed. >> love it or hate it. >> that is correct. >> one for tamron. here we go. number two, true or false. drake was once our basketball coach. tamron. >> false. >> that's true actually. >> actually it is true. in the celebrity all-star game drake was our coach. >> al gets the point. wee 1-1. >> you met drake? >> he's a really good guy. >> i'll put a good word in for you. >> true or false. we had a top 40 song on the billboard country music charts. >> true, i remember that. >> bonus points, what was the song? >> working 9 to 5. ♪ hold on, hold on ♪ >> oh, you guys have it. these producers are on it. >> that's a beautiful video. look at you two.
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>> thank you, thank you. >> we have a new song released in january. true or false, one of us is a member. international brotherhood of magicians. >> true. >> that is true. in fact to prove it -- >> oh, my goodness. >> did you see that? out of thin air. boom. they just had to look at the nerdy brother. >> where are my pyrotechnics. >> question number five. we bought our very first house when we were how old? >> a. >> 18, he's right. >> you bought a house at 18? >> right out of high school. >> i remember reading about that. >> he knows this boss he's basically our brother from another mother. >> something went wrong. >> before we were on tv, we did all of these except for one. name the one we did not do. clowns at kids' bitter day parties, b, underwear models, c, scuba dive instructor, and d,
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house painters. >> you go for it. >> c. >> scuba instructors, that is correct. >> you were underwear models? >> obviously. >> cut to the picture of the underwear modeling. >> the reason they weren't scuba divers, when they would go down 20 feet, they were still above the water. >> this is the finale question. >> al is winning? >> even our mom has a hard time telling us apart but there's one way that she says she can always spot the difference. a, jonathan has darker hair, b, drew is slightly taller, c, jonathan uses bigger words, or d, drew has a deep laugh. >> drew is slightly taller. >> that's not right. >> my mom says jonathan uses bigger words. >> thank you, mother. >> al wins, but the side part is you get the tool kit. you have to makeover tamron's face. hey, coming up, gather around the tv toejt. right after the tree lighting, dolly parton back with a holiday
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==topvo== one of two men who escaped last week from the santa clara county main jail .. is back behind barshi good wednesday morning, it is 9:26, i am sam brock. one of the two men escaped is back behind bars. you are looking at the newest mug shot. we got that in the last half an hour or so. >> la juan campbell at an apartment complex at antioch last night. campbell was hiding in the attic of his sister's house. he fell right through into plain view during a search. campbell is back at the main jail of the second escape. chavez is still on the run. >> new details the story that we have been following al morning. police are investigating a
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homicide in antioch. they are revealing little information of what happened. the crime scene tape there outside of a home from winding lane. not far from=ukñ hilcrest avenu. police did confirm some one died. there is no indication of a motive or any victim. more details will be released today. clear and cool once again. does that sound familiar? we'll have a jacket and your weather coming up after this
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break. good wednesday morning, i am meteorologist, kari hall, it is light around san jose, still cloudy. towards the peninsula, that's where we see the showers moving from north to south before the rain moves on. expect that for the next couple of hours for san francisco today. mostly cloudy to 57 degrees, we gradually warm up as we go into the weekend and early next week
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looking at some chilly temperatures both san francisco and in land areas. lets head over to mike looking at our morning's commute. >> traffic is so light today. a period of time where all lanes were closed down 880 at alameda of that crash roads are clearing. north 680 and berryessa, there is a crash there. the live shot on the right there is the big rig that moved off to the shoulder there. that's what's going on north of there, it is clear. >> all right, good to see the improvements there. thank you very much, we'll be back in 30 minutes.
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the great dolly parton is at it again with another tv special that's going to be a holiday classic called "dolly parton's christmas of many colors circle of love." >> last year nearly 16 million of you tuned into "coat of many colors" and tonight is the next chapter in her young life. the entire cast is back, including ricky schroeder and jennifer nettles who plays dolly's parents. take a look. >> you can't be mad at me. >> get off me, you big lug. >> look at me, woman, you can't be mad at me. >> i've been folding these clothes for half hour and you come in here covered with grease from head to toe. >> the bible says don't let the sun going down on your anger, and it's getting dark, so you can't be mad at me just because
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i ain't perfect yet. >> heating things up. jennifer nelttles and ricky schroeder. >> i do that same move when i come back to the construction site. >> his girlfriend is like go shower first, go shower. >> how are you? >> obviously you're back, "christmas of many colors." i'm excited. i saw the first project but dolly wasn't in the first project but she's in this one here. without giving anything away, what can you tell us about? >> first of all, dolly makes a cameo appearance as the painted lady. if you know anything about dolly's store e, she readily shares that the painted lady is the woman in town after whom she fashions her style even today. she plays a part in part of the miracles of the show too. >> incredible too. there were so many kids involved in the show as well and they always say it's always a little leery working with kids and twin brothers, but what was it like having so many kids around? >> goodness, it was -- it was great having their energy, but it was exhausting, as you know.
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kids -- there was nine of them running around. >> it was like herding cats. >> so they were all different ages and all into different things. i would just give them sugar and i would just be their best friend. >> he was the one. >> i was the one to go bring candy because i wanted to be popular so here's sglaecandy. >> so you wanted them on your side. >> they can deal with them later when they're miserable, but right now they need sugar. >> you were a child actor as well. were you able to give them some advice when they were on set with you? >> olivia is such a hard-working young girl. i got to get pretty close with her. i just got to be friends with her and let her know that she needs to ask for things when she needs things. she needs to speak up. if she needs a break, if she needs a drink, if she needs rest, she needs to learn to find her voice. >> she's a sweetheart, she absolutely is. i did a christmas movie and i shot in the middle of the summer, hot, and you have to wear coats and thick coats. you guys also did, right?
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>> we were in atlanta in july shooting all of this, yes, holiday themed. but we had cooling vests underneath our overcoats. i felt the worst for the hair and makeup folks because it was just constant. >> working in atlanta, we learned to sweat in places we didn't even know you could sweat. >> yes, absolutely. >> that is a christmas visual. but a good christmas visual, you performing with dolly. >> yes. >> how incredible is that? >> amazing. >> and the song -- i mean the song "circle of love" is one of her originals. it's actually on my christmas album. she honored me by letting me record that. i had to sing a snippet in the movie which is how i fell in love with it. >> there you are with dolly parton. >> my 8-year-old self looks at that and cannot even believe it. as a young girl growing up in the south and dolly being as iconic even still is a big-time dream. that's a pinch-me moment for
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sure. >> there's nobody more worthy or deserving than you to be with dolly because this is such a spectacular talent. >> he's biased. >> i'd like you to see the range that jennifer has. >> i think he's hormonally challenged for a reason specifically. >> we'll leave it on that note, jennifer and ricky, thanks. by the way, jennifer's new holiday album to celebrate christmas is out now. and watch dolly parton's "christmas of many colors" tonight at 9:00/8:00 central right here on nbc. up next, take your winter wardrobe from drab to fab. we'll help you steal the styles from hollywood's most fashionable stars, just in time for a holi i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. my psoriatic arthritis caused joint pain. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra... can be a sign of existing joint damage... that could only get worse.
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"today" contributor lillian vasquez is here with five trends to get you looking and feeling so hot. >> i want to look hot. liliana, nice to see you. >> good to see you guys. >> we'll work on you guys in a minute but we have to start with the ladies. >> always ladies first. >> so you've perused through the racks and put some things together based on celebrities. >> women are always asking what are the trends that i can inject into my closet to update my wardrobe? we're starting with one of my favorites, which is white boots. >> my favorite, too. >> so kendall jenner rocks them all the time. very street style appropriate but you can also do them very casually. come on out. >> come on out. >> so here we have our first look which is one of my favorites for the season. >> love it. >> any time you can wear a black boot, you can wear a white boot. . you say that about the coats all the time. >> at our launch party for your style blog, i had white boots on, little short white boots. i love them. >> these are under $50, available at boohoo.com. the critical thing is the jean. you want to make sure it's a crop jean so you can show off the boot. with a cute little buffalo plaid jacket from gap --
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>> what if you step in your first puddle? >> don't wear them on a rainy day. >> go out with a gentleman. but here's a bigger issue. this is the disclaimer. if your blue jeans are really blue, they may rub off on the white. i'm going to just warn you now, so be careful. >> good point. thank you. >> all right. >> right. next up we have a pleated makes skirt. victoria beckham wore this a few months ago. your dan is showing us how to wear it for the holidays. this is the perfect alternative to a sequin look for the season. so feminine. this one also under $60 available at asos.com. we paired wit a little faux fur stoll. beaded shoes and she is holiday party ready in a flash. >> glamorous. >> winter is coming. >> then brightly colored pants. women always default to black pants. january jones is showing us how to do a bright-colored pant. this is how to do it the right way, as well. again, very festive for the holidays. these pants are available at top shop. i love that they're crop because you can always show off that leopard pump. just make sure you don't do a solid colored blazer on top.
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because you don't want to color block. you want a mix of print and texture. >> this is exact same as the home space so i love it. >> festive and the pants, even though it's cold, you have to suffer. your ankles have to be cold. get some leg warmers after you're done with the party. this looks hot. thank you. >> last but not least we have two very stylish brothers giving us a little style. here with a collared blazer and printed sweater. so this is our version here. so i love this colored blazer here, a little corduroy there. macy's. and that sweater from forever 21, under $30. this is the way gentlemen do style for december. >> that's the pretty christmas sweater if i've ever seen them. ugly christmas sweaters, and pretty christmas sweaters. >> that looks so nice. would you guys look that? >> that's based off your look. >> can i just take this from you now. oh, after, after. >> we're going to get you guys into a room. thank you so much. great looks, i love it. al, let's get a check of the forecast since we're now dressed for the weather. >> that's right. we've got some severe weather to talk about stretching from the
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northeast all the way down into the gulf coast. severe storms especially down there. snow back through the rockies and the plains. high surf advisories in southern california. for tonight's tree lighting rockefeller center starting at 7:00 on nbc stations and nbc at 8:00, 59 degrees, showers and thunderstorms possible. and then as you can see we've got more drier weather coming into the east. mountain snows out west. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall, some chillier air is heading in. spotty showers are moving into the east bay tonight. 49 in concord and lower 50s for san francisco and oakland. highs reaching the upper 50s with peeks of sunshine here and there and a breezy wind. we'll have the light chance of rain until at least early afternoon. up next, must be christmas
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time because we've got the band of merrymakers here spreading good cheer. the holiday super group will get you in the spirit with a live performance coming up after these performances. don't stress, girl ♪ ♪ i got the discounts that you need ♪ ♪ safe driver ♪ accident-free ♪ everybody put your flaps in the air for me ♪ ♪ go paperless, don't stress, girl ♪ ♪ i got the discounts that you need ♪ ♪ safe driver ♪ accident-free ♪ everybody put your flaps in the air for me ♪ i can't lip-synch in these conditions. ♪ savings ♪ oh, yeah
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unless you go. i did it. you can too. ♪ >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> it's the group made up of incredible artists who have a list of hits between them. first kevin griffin, tyler glenn, mark mcgrath of course, lisa love gave us 90 hits. >> also "american idol" finalist, tony, constantine marules, sam hollander over here, 20 top 40 hits. they put their talents together to create an album called "welcome to our christmas party." i have your song in my head now. >> tell us a little bit about
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the fact this goes to charity. >> i'm so proud. it brings you cheer but also brings a lot of heart. a portion of the proceeds goes to music cares, which is the charitable arm of the grammys which we all know. they also partnered with musicians on call which brings musicians into hospital rooms to create this fun merrymaker sweatshirt and all of the proceeds goes to musicians on call. >> we're proud to have you perform, the supergroup. let's hear it. christmas spirit. ♪ ♪ it's the greatest holiday ♪ good will and peace on earth ♪ finally they don't seem so far away ♪ ♪ stockings stuffed with candy
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canes ♪ ♪ old friends are back in town and once they're home it's just like nothing's changed ♪ ♪ so hurry up, santa start that sleigh ♪ ♪ it's only merry in your heart ♪ ♪ and you're feeling nicer than you thought ♪ ♪ when the day is made of wishes ♪ ♪ it must be christmas ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, oh, it must be christmas ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ colored lights are all aglow ♪ last-minute shopping you barely make the mall before it
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closed ♪ ♪ the secret treasures hope the kiss beneath the bough of mistletoe ♪ ♪ we're making angels in the snow ♪ ♪ when it's only merry in your heart ♪ ♪ and you're feeling nicer than you are ♪ ♪ when the day is made of wishes ♪ ♪ it must be christmas ♪ oh oh oh ♪ oh oh it must be christmas ♪ oh oh oh ♪ it must be ♪ so if you're feeling like a scrooge ♪ ♪ remember those less fortunate
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than you ♪ ♪ because you and i can make that someone, make someone's dreams come true ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ when it's only merry in your heart ♪ ♪ and you're feeling nicer than you are ♪ ♪ when the day is made of wishes ♪ ♪ it must be christmas ♪ must be christmas baby ♪ oh oh oh ♪ oh oh it must be christmas ♪ oh oh oh ♪ it must be christmas ♪ oh oh oh ♪ christmas time again ♪ my friends whoa
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>> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. thank you so much. i feel like it's christmas now. they're going to stick around, guys. more with kathie lee and hoda. get the shirt, celebrate christmas. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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we are so excited because our 23rd annual toy drive is under way. if you can't be here to donate in person, you can donate online all thanks to our partner, the nice folks at amazon.com. lori richter is public relations manager there. good to see you. >> good to see you too, al. >> you guys have always been terrific for us. why is it so important for you guys to be part of this? >> despite the best intentions, sometimes it can be hard to find the time to give back to those in need during the busy holiday season. so we're making it really easy for people all across the country to contribute to the
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"today" show toy drive right from the comfort of their own home. just go to amazon.com/today. add as many items that you want, complete the checkout and we'll get your items to charity. >> what else you donating? >> 250 of these fire hd tablets. this is the kids edition so it's perfect for children. we're donating 250 of them to charity. >> that is so nice. thank you so much, lori, we really appreciate it. you'll make somebody's christmas very merry and bright. to all the folks at amazon, thank you. don't forget, starting tomorrow we'll have surprise celebrity guests on the plaza to help collect toys in our 8:30 half hour. you can bring a special gift or donate online at our friends amazon.com/today. website has all the details. we'd like to thank tiny and shorty for showing up today.
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look for some cloudy skies and spotty rain in san francisco today. just have the umbrella handy just in case. 58 tomorrow with a lot more sunshine and this weekend is looking nice. highs near 60 degrees and cooler
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air will be moving in early next week. we'll see the same thing for in land areas cooler especially during the morning. this weekend, we are expecting dry weather with highs in the mid-60s and spotty chance of rain today. lets head over to mike for this morning's commute. >> slow traffic around most of the bay area. in the south, wie are recoverin. >> we had a little bit of extra slowing, really overall, the south bay is looking great. oakland recovers from the earlier crash. a live look, where he still slow through the area. you are clear at the toll bridge plaza. >> thank you, mike, happening now, revealing of the details of one of the two inmates captured. we'll have a live report during
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our midday forecast. safety inspector are visiting the scene where a cirque du soleil worker died. you can find details on this on our facebook page and we are tracking the football player that's accused of assault. follow that on our nbcbayarea.com.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. wow, everybody! it's our favorite day. it's wines day wednesday and hump day, november 30th. >> yes, it is. >> look at our three hunks. >> every day's wednesday. >> piece of chicken, right? >> come on. >> it's really going to be fun. just -- ours until the lighting of the rockefeller tree, which you know -- >> christmas special, hoed da i part o

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