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>> you can always get realtime news, weather and traffic. >> thanks for watching. "the "today" show is next. good morning. warehouse of horror. as investigators zero in on a potential cause of that warehouse fire in oakland, new images emerge from inside the so-called ghost ship. this morning, the filthy conditions and the latest on that investigation. arctic ast. snow blanketing the plains. temperatures across the country set to plunge 20 to 30 degrees. some cities bracing for subzero cold. doubling down. vice president joe biden hints again at a possible run for the white house in four years. >> hell, donald trump will be 74, i'll be 77, in better shape. >> while president-elect trump talks tough at a late-night rally in north carolina. >> our focus must be on
defeating terrorism and destroying isis. and the big reveal. who will be named "time's" person of the year for 2016? the exclusive live announcement right here, today, wednesday, december 7th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer along with tamron hall in for savannah once again. it's a big deal, you know. "time" magazine's person of the year. people wait for this all year. >> your social media will go on fire. this will go viral. >> we'll have that live announcement here on the show. immediately following that announcement we will have a live interview with the person of the year. but let us begin on this wednesday morning with those
newly uncovered images from inside that warehouse in oakland and what investigators are now saying about a possible source of the tragic fire. nbc's stephanie gosk is at the scene this morning. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. fire officials say they now have identified all but one of the 36 victims in the fire. as attentions turn almost entirely to the investigation, many are wondering if city officials missed important warning signs that could have prevented this tragedy. while the search for victims is over, investigators are still sifting through the ruins, looking for clues and a cause. this morning, the main theory, electricity sparked the inferno. investigators are zeroing in on appliances, like a refrigerator and an enormous sound system. overnight the mayor's office released records of the complaints made against the warehouse, including two in the last month. responding to questions on what city officials knew about the property before the deadly fire. >> i'm not prepared to draw
conditions from the history. we are still in the process of compiling it. >> reporter: among the questions, did police miss warning signs. this is newly uncovered video of officers walking through the warehouse in october. nbc news obtained the video from residents who say police used the warehouse to access the roof after a party next door got out of hand. did officers notice possible fire hazards. the police department would not comment because of the ongoing investigation, but the mayor defended the force. >> police officers are not trained in zoning laws. >> reporter: the city requires annual inspections of all commercial and residential properties. >> who is responsible for fire inspection in the city of oakland? >> the fire marshal's office overseen by the fire chief. >> reporter: the head of the firefighters union told us he worries those inspections never took place. >> do they have the resources they need to do an adequate job in this city? >> not nearly.
the fire marshal's position has been vacant for most of the last five years. >> reporter: inspections may have caught fire code violations. pictures shared exclusively with "the daily mail" by a resident who lived at the warehouse two years ago show what appear to be exposed wires and propane tanks used to heat water. the landlord said he made some improvements to the electrical system himself. so far there is still no official cause of the fire. this video was just taken moments before the blaze erupted. people unaware of the imminent danger. joe shanahan was a dj that night. by chance, he had just stepped out for a cigarette. >> it was hell. i just had to watch the exit for hours and just wait. they never came out. >> reporter: last night family members were escorted to the burnt-out warehouse to get a look. those visits will continue in the coming days. it's just part of what officials here on the ground are doing to
help families begin this grieving process. tamron and matt, back to you guys. >> stephanie gosk in oakland, steph, thank you. meantime an arctic blast is ushering in much colder temperatures coast to coast. al is here with a look at the forecast. a lot of purple and dark blue. >> and we add some snow to it and it's a real mess. in fact as we look in north dakota, we've got video from north dakota we're going to show you. we don't have that video so we'll just show you those temperatures. that should be enough, shouldn't it? yes, it should. we're going to show you that windchills today, it's going to feel like 7 in minneapolis, 13 in omaha, 31 in st. louis, 34 in oklahoma city. by tomorrow morning the core of the cold air is now down to omaha. oklahoma city, it's going to feel like 17. 25 in memphis. and eventually it makes its way to the east. it moderates a bit. in fact now we've got some of that video to show you. it was on ice, as you can see, because this is parts of north
dakota. they had blizzard warnings up. they have been downgraded to winter weather advisories, but you can see visibility almost near zero, a real mess. we'll look at lake-effect snow in the next half hour but look at the temperatures as we get toward the weekend. boston will be at 32, 45 in raleigh, only 70 in orlando and paducah, kentucky, getting down to 34 degrees on friday. so the good news is the air mass is going to moderate as it moves east, but the bad news is, this is just the beginning. >> it is december, right? >> absolutely. >> al, thank you very much. let's talk now about dueling speeches focused on national security from president-elect donald trump and president obama. mr. trump laying out his agenda at a rally in north carolina last night just hours after the current commander in chief defended his record. nbc's kristen welker is at trump tower this morning. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. president-elect donald trump will attend a fund-raising breakfast here in new york today, and it does come on the
heels of that trip to north carolina where he officially rolled out his pick for secretary of defense, all while drawing new battle lines with the country's largest manufacturing exporter. in fayetteville, north carolina, home of the ft. bragg military base, president-elect donald trump making his pick for secretary of defense official. >> your next secretary of defense, general "mad dog" mattis. >> thank you, president-elect, for the confidence that you have shown in me. >> reporter: mr. trump also using his latest thank you tour speech to lay out his national security goals, vowing to build up the military, rebutting president obama's foreign policy, even swiping at him for not using the phrase "radical islamic terrorism." >> our brave men and women are the first in line defense, defense, against radical islamic terrorism, words that some people don't like to say.
>> reporter: the tough talk coming hours after president obama countered trump in his final national security speech. although neither leader mentioned the other by name, their target was clear. >> if we act like this is a war between the united states and islam, we're not just going to lose more americans to terrorist attacks, but we'll also lose sight of the very principles we claim to defend. >> reporter: meanwhile the president-elect was also in business battle mode during the day, threatening to cancel aviation giant boeing's contract to develop the next generation of air force one presidential planes, tweeting early tuesday, costs are out of control. more than $4 billion. cancel order. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money. >> reporter: transition officials not commenting on the timing of the threat, but before trump's initial tweet went out, boeing's ceo expressed concern over the president-elect's anti-trade proposals. a boeing source later telling
nbc news, the company reached out to the president-elect, saying the eventually cost of the program could change if the unique requirements for air force one are altered. military sources say the specialized planes have to be able to withstand a nuclear attack. mr. trump aiming to show he can still put the art of the deal into practice as president, even showcasing a japanese banker's pledge to invest in the u.s. without providing any details. >> and he's just agreed to invest $50 billion in the united states and 50,000 jobs. >> reporter: meanwhile, after refusing to rule out a possible presidential run in 2020 earlier this week, vice president joe biden doubling down last night with stephen colbert. >> i can't see the circumstance in which i'd run, but what i've learned a long, long time ago, steve, is to never say never. donald trump is going to be 74, i'll be 77, in better shape, i mean. >> reporter: also this morning,
mr. trump's pick for national security advisor, michael flynn, is coming under new scrutiny after his son, michael g. flynn, who had been advising his father, was fired after he spread fake news on social media, including a story about hillary clinton that may have contributed to a shooting at a washington, d.c., pizzeria. for his part, mr. trump set to make more cabinet announcements in the coming days. matt, tamron. >> kristen welker just down the road from us at trump tower. thank you very much. now to that deadly case of road rage near new orleans we're following. the man who shot former nfl player joe mcknight now charged with manslaughter as the sheriff overseeing the case makes news of his own. nbc's blake mccoy has the latest for us. blake, good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning to you. the biggest surprise to come with these charges was the sheriff's tone. combative and defensive, he's upset with how some have tried to characterize this case of road rage. this morning, 54-year-old ronald
gasser is behind bars, charged with manslaughter in the road rage killing of former nfl player joe mcknight. as the sheriff of louisiana's jefferson parish. >> shame on these folks. >> reporter: lashes out at those criticizing his handling of the case. >> for those who have criticized the men and women of this organization and the strategy, decisions that we made, tough. >> reporter: the combative news conference came four days after gasser was initially released from custody. the sheriff saying they needed more time to track down witnesses and investigate exactly what happened. he's angry that local leaders who supported his decision have become victims of nasty attacks. >> it's not fair for him to be called you punk [ bleep ] uncle top [ bleep ]. we saw you sell out to them, you rat [ bleep ] [ bleep ] punk. >> reporter: this morning some community leaders are pushing back. >> sheriff norman's choice of words are words of division.
you criticize us for standing up for what has been going on for decades. >> reporter: testimony resumes this morning in another high-profile road rage killing in new orleans involving former nfl player will smith. some of his former saints teammates seen walking into court tuesday, including quarterback drew brees. in smith's case, the accused killer is black. in mcknight's case, the shooter, white. the sheriff condemning those trying to make it about race. >> not a single witness has said up to this day that there was one racial slur uttered. but you want to know something, folks, two people engaged in bad behavior that day. >> reporter: the mcknight suspect, ronald gasser, is being held here on $500,000 bond. it's unclear if he'll use louisiana's stand your ground law as a defense, but we can tell you he does have a public defender this morning. matt and tamron. >> blake, thank you very much. hundreds of people turned
out at texas a&m university last night to protest a speech given by controversial white nationalist richard spencer. police with riot shields were seen pushing protesters away from inside the student center where spencer was giving a speech. two people were arrested, the university says spencer, a member of the so-called alt-right, was invited to speak by a former student who had rented out that space. a school official says spencer's views are in direct conflict with our core values. new developments this morning in last week's plane crash in colombia that killed 71 people, including members of a brazilian soccer team. overnight the head of the charter airline was detained by bolivian prosecutors for questioning. officials are looking into whether the tragedy stemmed from negligence. two other employees are being questioned about their roles in letting a short-range jet attempt a more than four-hour flight with barely enough fuel to complete the trip. this story is breaking
overnight. several thousand rescuers are being sent to northern indonesia where a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck early today. more than 90 people have died but that number could go higher as rescue teams search the rubble of collapsed buildings. dozens of people are missing. today marks the 75th anniversary of the devastating attack on pearl harbor, an event that changed the course of history. more than 2,000 american soldiers and sailors died. another 1,000 wounded. today, the remaining survivors are gathering to commemorate the day. nbc's joe fryer is there. joe, good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. we're told dozens of survivors have made the trip here to hawaii for today's events. but with each passing year, the number dwindles. the veterans are now in their 90s, a few over the age of 100, which is why this 75th anniversary is considered the last major gathering of pearl harbor survivors.
>> we have witnessed this morning the severe bombing of pearl harbor by planes. >> reporter: it's the moment that ushered the united states into world war ii, and for many the same moment when the greatest generation was born. >> yesterday, december 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. >> reporter: the surprise attack at pearl harbor killed more than 2400 americans. nearly half were aboard the uss arizona. >> i remember that i lost a lot of good buddies. >> reporter: that day 335 men made it off the arizona. only five are alive today, four of them making the long trip to hawaii to pay their respects, including luke conter, who brought dozens of friends and relatives. >> has this year's anniversary been especially meaningful? >> all of the anniversaries are meaningful. we lost 1177 shipmates in about
nine minutes. >> reporter: after he became a pilot, a decorated military career that spanned 28 years. twice he was shot down. yet those who died at pearl harbor are the ones who fit his definition of bravery. >> we're not the heroes, they're the heroes. they gave the ultimate, their life, for the united states. everybody should remember that. >> reporter: for many veterans like 95-year-old stewart headley, who served on the uss west virginia, the 75-year-old memories remain as vivid as ever. >> we took a direct bomb hit through the left side, and the only reason i'm here today is that shell never exploded. >> reporter: from the moment their planes touched down on this island, these humble survivors are receiving the praise they so richly deserve. the oldest is ray chavez, who at age 104 still works out twice a week. >> when you're 109, maybe you'll go to the 80th anniversary? >> oh, yes. if i can walk, i'll go. >> reporter: dedication to country that has not faded with
time. >> go army! >> reporter: the survivors will attend a special ceremony taking place a little later this morning and there will be a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. local time, which is when the bombing started that sunday morning in 1941. later this month, japan's prime minister will be visiting pearl harbor. that's making a lot of news here. it is the first time japan's sitting leader has visited here since the attack in 1941. tamron. >> all right, joe, thank you so much. seeing those survivors, including mr. chavez, your heart -- it goes to your heart. >> it's so important they get a chance to tell your story. >> and we get to hear it from them. it's beautiful. >> mr. roker. >> let's show you what we have going on around the rest of the country today. that arctic chill of course we're talking about, windy conditions, another storm moving into the pacific northwest. also a little light snow northern new england, gorgeous weather through the gulf coast with plenty of sunshine, that's looking good as
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henly. improving conditions today. cloud they morning and the rain has gone and the clouds linger through this morning, but this afternoon expect to see some breaks of sunshine for philadelphia. up to 50 degrees. you'll see it, too, in the suburbs. 48 degrees and new jersey mostly cloudy and 4 degrees and in interior new jersey and a little bit of sunshine late day sun and 52 degrees this afternoon. 40s for the lehigh vale and late day sunshine and 50 in delaware.
have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather, guys. our latest weather. guys. >> al, thank you very much. just ahead, a "today" exclusive. we're about to reveal "time" magazine's person of the year and then the recipient or recipients will join us live. >> it's a mystery. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [vo] is it a force of nature? or a sales event? the season of audi sales event is here. audi will cover your first month's lease payment on select models. sales event ends january 3rd. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record, fly, gary, fly. ...his friend can download 13 versions of the perfect song... ...his sister can live stream it... ...while his mom downloads how to set a dislocated shoulder. get 150 meg internet, tv and phone for just $79.99 per month
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7:30 now on a wednesday morning, it's the 7th day of december, 2016. just 48 short hours from right now we will be gearing up for a great concert out on the plaza. grammy-winning superstar joel williams takes over rockefeller plaza on friday morning. get here early. it's going to be cold but it's going to be fun. >> inside studio 1a here's a look at today's headlines. investigators are focusing on a possible source of that deadly warehouse fire in oakland, california. they are looking at anything electrical on the building's first floor and say a refrigerator or other appliance may have sparked the blaze. this morning jury selection begins in the murder trial of dylann roof. he is the south carolina man
charged with killing nine people at an african-american church in charleston last year. the defense team filed a motion to delay that trial. the judge refused that request. and police here in new york arrested a man carrying a gas can and matches near the rockefeller center christmas tree. the 38-year-old became combative when officers approached him. he was charged with making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct but claimed he didn't intend to set anything on fire. now to the question we've been asking all week long, who will be "time" magazine's person of the year, right? >> absolutely. for the tenth straight year, revealing the answer exclusively. nancy gibbs is "time's" editor in chief. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. >> you can reveal, 3, 2, 1, but let's start off with how difficult it was to come up with this person. >> this year may have been one of the more straightforward years. some years it's very hard. some years we have a pretty passionate debate internally about who really moved the
needle and affected events the most. that was not really what the process was like this year. >> let's count down in reverse order, shall we? you've done groups in the past. at number three this year another group. >> it's the hackers. this is a new cyber security threat we saw of state-sponsored hackers looking to delegitimatize an american election. putin has shown in the past a willingness to weaponize information and this was something new this year and something very disturbing. >> at number two, this was the pick of our online viewers in a poll, but this is your number two. and it is? >> our number two is hillary clinton, who by winning the nomination, winning the popular vote, came closer than any woman ever has to winning the white house and in the process revealed, i think, both the opportunities and the obstacles that women face in the public square. >> so that leads us to "time's" person of the year. >> "time's" person of the year
for 2016 is donald trump. >> tell us why, other than the obvious. >> when have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one, but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100-1 odds against him. i don't think that we have ever seen one person operating in such an unconventional way have an impact on the events of the yore. >> dominating the news cycle, is this the sixth or seventh time you put him on the cover this year? >> at least the sixth or the seventh, including when his campaign was in tremendous trouble. at the beginning of the year when he had emerged out of the pre-primary process, far more dominant than anyone expected. >> on the cover you have there "president of the divided states of america." >> the person of the year as we remind people is the person who has had the greatest influence
on events for better or worse. the fascinating thing this year is i've never seen so much agreement over who had the most influence and the most disagreement whether it was for better or worse. >> do you take a stand whether it was better or worse as a magazine? >> the voters took a stand and are continuing to argue about it. normally we come out of an election with some willingness to move on, even after -- in 2000, george w. bush was person of the year after a very hard-fought and bitter end to an election. we find ourselves in a particularly unusual place as a country this year in the way this election unfolded. >> nancy, thank you. we should mention "time's" person of the year issue will be on newsstands friday. >> and we are joined now by "time's" person of the year, president-elect donald trump. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> last year when "time" did not choose you as person of the year and chose angela merkel, you said "time" magazine will never pick me as person of the year. they proved you wrong. how do you feel about this?
>> well, it's a great honor, it means a lot, especially me growing up reading "time" magazine. it's a very important magazine. i've been lucky enough to be on the cover many times this year. and last year. but i consider this a very, very great honor. >> well, i'm interested to hear you say that because as nancy gibb has said, the magazine has always been willing to say it was a person that influenced events for better or for worse. you see this as a compliment, not some kind of condemnation? >> as an example, when you say divided states of america, i didn't divide them, they're divided now. i mean there's a lot of division. and we're going to put it back together and we're going to have a country that's very well healed and we're going to be a great economic force and we're going to build up our military and safety and we're going to do a lot of great things. it's going to be something very special. but to be on the cover of "time" magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor. >> you are now 30 days into your
transition. you've made a lot of news. last night you made it official that general mattis is your choice of secretary of defense. still open is secretary of state, probably the premiere position in any administration. how close are you to making that call? >> i think fairly close. i think next week will be the time that i announce it. i have some other big announcements coming up today and actually tomorrow, but we've had -- we've been met with really very good reviews of the people that i've chosen. i think that general mattis is going to be terrific. he's going to be absolutely terrific. it's a little bit outside the box. he's a tough cookie. we need a tough cookie. he's smart, he's brilliant actually, and as a tactician he's brilliant. and i really look forward to him. he's also a very high quality man. i flew with him last night to north carolina where we really introduced him in front of a tremendous crowd. i tell you, the crowd loves him. >> let me go back to secretary of state for a second.
i want to read off some of the names it's been reported you're considering for that position. mitt romney, rudy giuliani, david petraeus, bob corker and ambassador john bolton. have you now crossed any of those names off your list? >> well, i think i have in my own mind. i don't want to say which ones but i think i have in my own mind. we have a great, great gentleman, the head, the boss over at exxon. >> rex tillerson. >> he's built a tremendous company over a period of years with great style. >> let me go back to mitt romney. is he still under consideration? >> yes, he is. >> does he have a chance to become secretary of state? >> yes, he does. i've spoken to him a lot. we've come a long way together. we had some tremendous difficulty together and now i think we've come a long way. but the answer is yes, he does. >> so this isn't about some case of stringing him along as revenge being a dish best served cold for the comments he made during the campaign? >> no, it's not about revenge,
it's about what's good for the country. i'm able to put this stuff behind us. i hit him very hard also, which is very nice that the press doesn't cover that. i'm very happy about that actually. >> you picked a fight 24 hours ago with boeing about the new air force one project and the cost of that project, which you cited at over $4 billion. you went on to say this. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. now, i read that as you saying that you think boeing is perhaps taking advantage of the american taxpayer. do you have any proof of that? >> well, i think the planes are too expensive. i spoke to a very good man yesterday, the head of boeing, terrific guy, and we're going to work it out. but you know, that's what i'm here for. i'm going to negotiate prices. planes are too expensive. we're going to get the prices down. if we don't get the prices down, we're not going to order them, we'll stay with what we have. >> you mentioned the head of boeing that you spoke to. your comments about boeing -- by the way, shortly after you made
those comments, the market value of boeing dropped about a billion dollars in a matter of minutes before rebounding later in the day. but your comments on boeing came just a short while after an article came out where the ceo of boeing was critical of your trade policies. so was this in the end about the price of those planes or was this about retribution? >> well, only the planes because i didn't see than article where he was critical of trade policies. my trade policies are going to be terrific. by the way, we're lowering taxes in this country. we're getting rid of 90%, maybe 85% of the regulations which are stifling business. boeing is going to be a tremendous beneficiary of that and maybe even mostly regulations. i mean people are more happy about the regulations even though we're massively cutting taxes. >> after you criticized boeing, "the washington post" has a headline saying corporations are unnerved in this country. let me go on to another subject. >> well, i think that's just "the washington post" because no
matter what you do, they'll never say good. what happens is they're so unnerved that the stock market is setting all-time records since i've been elected. since i won the nomination, number one, we did well. and after i won the election, you see what happened. i mean in the history of our country, there's never been an up this big after an election. so i don't know how somebody -- people are unnerved. it's just the opposite. and frankly, i think we're going to go up. we have tremendous room, tremendous margin in our country, but we have to do things right. and i believe in free trade but i don't believe in stupid trade. and stupid trade is when our companies all move out of our country, fire their workers and then come back in, matt, and sell their product back in with no retribution. i'm just saying if they want to fire their workers, move to mexico or some other country and sell their product into our country, they're going to be paying a tax. >> your transition team made some news yesterday on a conference call where it was announced, and i want to get your take on this, that you sold
all of your stock holdings and you did it back in june. is it true, and why are we just hearing about this now? >> well, i've never been a big person for the stock market, frankly, but over the years i bought stock. i bought them when they were low. i saw what was going on with interest rates were so low, it almost seemed that it was very easy to predict what was going to happen with the stock market. >> why did you sell all your holdings in june? >> because i felt that i was very much going to be winning and i think i would have a tremendous -- a really a conflict of interest owning all of these different companies. >> so why not announce it back in june when you were under fire for a lack of financial transparency. >> oh, i let everybody know. i was never a big stockholder but i bought a lot of different stocks. i had a lot of stocks before then too. and what i did is i sold them. i just don't -- i don't think it's appropriate for me to be owning stocks when i'm making deals for this country that maybe will affect one company positively and one company negatively.
i just felt it was a conflict. >> speaking of things that were appropriate, shortly after winning the election you gave an interview and talked about your use of twitter and said that you were going to be much more restrained as the president because you seemed to understand that perhaps having fights on twitter would not be appropriate for the president. i have not seen you backing off fights on twitter. in the time since you were elected, you targeted the cast of "hamilton," china, the media, and snl. is this proving to be a habit you're finding a difficult time breaking? >> no, i think i am very restrained. i talk about important things. i talk about as you know recently china and the fact we talked about their devaluation, we talked about their building this massive military fortress in the middle of the south china sea, which they're not supposed to be doing, and other things. and frankly, it's a modern-day form of communication. >> even when you're picking fights with it? >> between facebook and twitter, i have, i guess, more than 40 million people and that's a
modern-day form of communication. i get it out much faster than a press release. i get it out much more honestly than dealing with dishonest reporters because so many reporters are dishonest. >> on that subject but on a lighter note, can we agree, president-elect trump, that at this stage it would be better for you to simply stop watching snl as opposed to watching it and then complaining about it? >> well, i hosted snl when it was a good show, but it's not a good show anymore. first of all, nothing to do with me, there's nothing funny about it, the skits are terrible. >> so why do you keep watching it? >> i like alec, but his imitation of me is mean-spirited and not very good. i do like him and like him as an actor, but i don't think that his imitation of me gets me at all and it's meant to be very mean-spirited, which is very biased. and i don't like it. >> but you can't bring yourself to stop watching it? >> frankly, the way the show is going now, and you look at the kind of work they're doing, who knows how long that show is
going to be on. it's a terrible show. >> i think it's going to do okay. let me end where we started, "time" magazine. i mentioned to you that it says person of the year, it's got your picture, and the subheadline is "president of the divided states of america." you referenced that a little while ago. what would you have written as the subheadline? >> well, i think putting "divided" is snarky. but again, mit's divided. i'm not president yet so i didn't do anything to divide. i will say this. i've gotten to know president obama. i really like him. we have -- i think i can say at least for myself, i can't speak for him, but we have a really good chemistry together, we talk. he loves the country. he wants to do right by the country and for the country and i will tell you, we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things, but, you know, i really like him as a person. >> i was fascinated to read in your interview that you say you actually talked to president
obama about some of your possible appointments. >> i do. >> and the people you would surround yourself in the white house. >> sure. >> can you tell me specifically who you mentioned to president obama that you were considering appointi appointing? >> well, i don't think that would be fair to him but i have asked him what he would think of this one and that one. i've asked him what he thinks are the biggest problems of the country, what are some of the greatest assets going forward. we have a very good dialogue. and i must tell you, you know, i never met him before this. i never spoke to him before this. i really -- i do like him. i love getting his ideas. and i may differ in many cases, i differ very greatly. in many cases i'm the opposite. >> in one of the cases where you went to him with a specific person you had in mind with an appointment, did you go with his recommendation? >> i would say that, yes, i take his recommendations very seriously and there are some people that i will be appointing and in one case have appointed where he thought very highly of that person, yes.
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delsea drive. all lanes closed because of an accident and major delays in camden. this is the ben franklin bridge toll plaza. big delays up and over camden and into philadelphia. >> thanks for that, jess. take a look. this is new video from camden where a car hit a new jersey transit train this morning just after 6:30 on river avenue at federal street. we've learned that three people in the car were hurt. river line service has been restored between 36th street and the walter rand transportation center but with 15-minute delays. keep that in mind. today the country is marking the 75 anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor n.hawaii there will be a wreath presentation and other remembrances of the attack on december 7th, 1942. now here is a live look, if we can pull up that picture of the battleship "new jersey" in camden where there will be an event to mark pearl harbor anniversary with a special ceremony at 10:00 this morning. i'm rosemary connors. now back to the "today" show.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, stolen in seconds. we'll show you the hand-held device thieves are using to steal your car. >> now, remember, the door is completely locked. when i hold this up to the door, look, i open the door right up. >> what you need to know to protect yourself. plus, o christmas tree. montreal tries to rival our famous spruce. this morning the lopsided choice on intentionally spreading holiday cheer. and a star-studded morning. >> are you a spy? >> am i what? >> i said are you a russian spy? >> no, sir. i'm not russian. >> oscar winner kevin costner swings by studio 1a to talk about his new movie and the inspiring women behind it.
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picture of my foot and saying i'm fine, how are you? >> people are tweeting any news yet? we've not gotten any news yet but when it comes, you'll be the fifth to know. >> and she has a great collection of pictures of my feet, which is good. >> palette cleanser. one of the most talented men in hollywood. we're looking forward to a conversation with kevin costner who also receives pictures of matt's feet. >> he looks like he's doing the mannequin challenge there. >> kevin, are you wave? >> first let's take a look at some of the headlines on this wednesday morning. it's time for the news at 8:00. "time" magazine this morning named president-elect donald trump as its person of the year, announcing the choice exclusively right here on "today." trump reacted, calling it a tremendous honor, although the magazine cover calls him president-elect of the divided states of america. >> as an example, when you say divided states of america, i didn't divide them.
they're divided now. i mean there's a lot of division. and we're going to put it back together and we're going to have a country that's very well healed and we're going to be a great economic force and we're going to build up our military and safety and we're going to do a lot of great things. >> the president-elect also told us he expects to name his nominee for secretary of state sometime next week. breaking news this morning, a pakistan international airlines plane with 47 people on plane crashed in the mountainous region north of the country this morning. airline officials say a plane bound for islamabad lost contact with the control tower while en route. pakistani aviation officials say rescue teams are on their way to the scene of the crash. coming up, we'll have an update and good news on my "today's" original project which is raising money for a new school. and a new warning about car thefts. >> great pleasure to see you all. >> reporter: hi, good morning, i'm jeff rossen. coming up, we're all out holiday
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wednesday morning. let's go, all right? first up, you know sometimes you're in a public place, an airport or some restaurant and you think you see a celebrity? you're positive that that person sitting over there is a celebrity. well, maybe they're not. buzzfeed has some photos of people who didn't realize they were not actually posing with famous people. these girls did not take a photo of ed sheeran, although it's a close look-alike. this guy did not meet hulk hogan. look at his arms. >> or the height. >> he may look like drake at first glance, but it's not drake. >> oh, wow. >> how about this one, president george w. bush is not in that photo. >> who is? >> some guy named mike. i don't know. and finally this one is not even close. someone's dad thought he was posing with tina fey. >> okay. >> there's a guy in my gym who
looks exactly like jeff rossen, like a ringer. i thought it was jeff, and i know jeff. >> big celebrity. >> welcome, jeff. >> let's move on. i know you guys have been wondering just what will be the trendy food we'll all be consuming in 2017. so here we go. whole foods has released its predictions of what it thinks will dominate store sales next year. the first one is wellness tonics. they're the drinks that have roots and alternative medicine, ingredients like apple cider, vinegar and medicinal mushrooms. >> al has been drinking some nasty tonic for years. >> what's in yours? >> mint and ginger and a little stevia. >> it's like fermented, isn't it? >> that's kombucha after they exploded a couple of times. >> next on our thing anything and everything coconut will be
the trend. coconut chips, coconut tortillas. i cook with coconut oil. >> and it's good on your skin. >> rub it on your belly. >> make a salad dressing. >> last one, guys. purple foods. yes, if it's purple, we'll be eating it in 2017, including purple cauliflower, which mr. roker introduced me to, purple sweet potatoes and purple asparag asparagus. does purple change the taste of it? >> not really, but it's higher in antioxidants allegedly, and it does look great. >> would we all agree that this year's rockefeller christmas tree is a beauty? it is gorgeous. 94 feet tall, norway spruce. well, the city of montreal said it would outdo our tree this year getting one that was even taller. sorry to say they fell short. the montreal tree 70 feet tall. just look at it. it's a little on the thin side. >> wouldn't you think in canada they could get a good tree? >> and the top is flat.
it doesn't even have a peak or a point that you could put a nice ornament on. >> you think it's on purpose, though, right? >> apparently this is an artsy neighborhood. i think they did this on purpose. >> i think they said what's a tree we could actually get through the door. here we go, boys. all right. >> dylan, how about some popstart. >> let's do it. tonight is the night we've all been waiting for. nbc's production of "hairspray live" is just hours away and it promises to be our biggest live musical yet. the show features some of the biggest names in music and is being brought to live by a crew of 1200 people. we have a video message from the star at last night's final run-through. >> hi, guys, derek hough here. we have an amazing cast, jennifer hudson, ariana grande, martin short, the list goes on and on and on. it's amazing. we can't wait to show it to you
guys. this amazing and beautiful audience right here. we'll see you soon! >> you can catch "hairspray live" tonight at 8:00/7:00 central right here on nbc. >> hoda, you said your favorite one was? >> my favorite what? >> were we not talking about live musicals? >> your reaction was -- >> that was my fault, i didn't mean to wake you. >> are there two moons in your planet? >> where were you just now? >> what was the question? my favorite musical? >> your favorite live musical that nbc has put on. >> so far -- well, i love "sound of music" and now i'm waiting for this one. >> but you're excited they actually have a live audience with this one. >> there wasn't a live audience before? >> no. this is the first time we've had a live audience. whenever we finish the musical numbers -- >> hoda, what's your favorite
musical? >> i can't take the pressure. >> it's the little naps that are the best, isn't it? >> i have two more popstart stories so you can go back to sleep right now. >> wow! motherhood is mellowing dylan. >> one week left and she's not kidding around. >> i think you have more time to space out. okay. ready? next up, moli ventimiglia is melting hearts on "this is us." it doesn't hurt that he bulked up for the role. talking about a scene with buddy pushups, ellen challenged milo to decrrecreate the scene with . >> ready, set. >> oh, wow. >> that's awesome. >> do you want me to keep going? >> ellen also gave the buddy
pushups a try and did a few. >> holy moly. >> he's actually doing the pushup. >> and now to some never before scene video of beyonce that proves that she was a superstar even at the age of 10. it shows queen bee performing in her tween band. the video was thought to be lost for 20 years. it's now being auctioned off by ted owen and company with an expected price tag up to $3.8 million. >> $3.8 million? >> yeah. >> we left something out of trending. tal r tamron hall was on her msnbc show, on dr. oz and on nightly. >> dylan, thank you. >> i'm sorry, it's my read. now some serious things here. rossen reports warning about thieves who are after your car. >> police say some have found a
very easy way to steal your car. "today" national investigate i've correspondent, jeff rossen, here to show us. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. talk about bad timing. we're all out holiday shopping right now leaving our cars in big mall parking lots. when you lock your doors and set the alarm, you walk away thinking it's pretty safe, but experts have just uncovered a new device that could give criminals full access to your car in seconds, even letting them drive away with it. they don't even have to break a window. this morning we're showing you how it works and how to protect yourself. brazen criminals caught on camera breaking into cars across the country using some gadget, a mystery device, that lets them right in. in california, this suspect using it to break in, stealing an expensive bike. and in seattle, another suspect holding his backpack close to the car door and, boom, he's in. rossen reports first exposed this crime wave in 2013.
police were baffled. >> this is bad in the sense that we are stumped. >> you're stumped? >> we are stumped. we don't know what this technology is. >> but now officials say they may have solved the mystery. this device that can fit in a small bag could be what thieves are using, but how does it work? we're about to show you how this works. here with roger morris from the national insurance crime bureau. you think this may be the answer to everything, what the thieves of been using all these years. >> certainly could be a factor in the increase in thefts we're seeing recently. >> this is a two-person job because the device comes in two different pieces, your piece and my piece. my producer here is going to play the victim, basically any one of you who park at a mall parking lot, any big park k lin lot. you and i are going to play the suspects. we'd be in a parking lot, talking amongst ourselves, nothing suspicious. meanwhile you would park your car. >> getting out of my car, locking my door like i normally would and just walking away.
>> what she sdudoesn't see, the suspect trails behind him, cloning the signal of the key fob. >> in just seconds, i've got the green light, i've got a signal from the fob and i'm back off. >> so his device automatically sent the signal to my smaller device. this is basically the key to the car. remember the door is completely locked but when i hold this up to the door i open the door right up. with this device, yes, i just started the car. so now i'm a thief in your car driving away within seconds, all because of this little device. it's terrifying how fast this is. wow. and it's not just this car. our experts using the device on car after car after car. breaking into, even starting 17 different makes and models. the alliance of automobile manufacturers telling nbc news protecting vehicle access and security continue to be top priorities and automakers have
been working on multiple fronts to address security and enhance it. >> it's pretty scary. >> it is scary. technology has been driving down the theft rate and now thieves are using technology to drive it back up again. >> what can we do? >> park in a crowded area. if you see somebody suspicious around there, have second thoughts and maybe alert the police. >> experts say there are likely several versions of this device floating around out there right now, so you have to wonder why does this technology even exist? our expert bought it from a company in europe. that europe says it is meant to be used as a tool to test how vulnerable different cars might be and say they won't just sell it to anyone, but officials worry clever criminals will find a way and guys likely already have. >> all right, jeff, thank you very much. mr. good morning. eye i'm meteorologist bill henley. improving conditions today.
clouds linger through this morning, the rain is gone. this afternoon expect to see breaks of sunshine in philadelphia up to 50 degrees. you'll see it, too, in the suburbs, 48 degrees and new jersey, mostly cloudy, 49 degrees in interior new jersey and a little bit of sunshine, late day sun, 52 degrees this afternoon. 40s for the lehigh valley but late day sunshine and 50 in delaware. have a great day. all right, al, thank you. we have an update this morning on our ongoing series "today's original." >> for my project i team up to create everything from date books to journals and stationery. first batch sold out in a matter of days. we're happy to say they're back in stock. profits are going to the detroit edison public school academy. we may live in a digital age but there's still something nice about receiving one of those handwritten thank you notes. take a look. >> i'm writing a thank you note to my parents.
>> the students' assignment, write to someone they were grateful to have in their life. >> i thank you for providing a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes on my body. thanks for disciplining me. i know you do it because you love me. >> a life lesson in gratitude and taking the time to write it down. >> dear uncle kevin, i am thankful for you because you serve for the usa. every day you put your life at risk. thank you, uncle kevin, i love you. >> dear dad, when you saved my life diving into that pool, it was outstanding. i can never thank you enough and i'm proud to call you my father. >> what sparked the assignment, the detroit edison public school academy wanted to thank me after hearing the profits from my "today's original" would be helping their sglochool. >> but the response i got was, mrs. garvin, why can't we snapchat, instagram, put a video on youtube for him. >> i still like to write old-fashioned thank you notes. i have a whole drawer dedicated
to things i write to say thank you. >> i had to explain to them about matt liking these handwritten notes and how special it was and they found that amazing. >> amazing is a great word to describe these children. according to the school, 100% of the students who graduate get accepted to colleges around the country. over 90% of them enroll. >> when i look at children and look at them learning math or improving in their writing skills, i'm thinking of that could be the next person that can create the next thing for detroit. we deliver a quality education and it's so critical because every family in detroit can't say that. every school in detroit can't say that. >> i worked with them to create my "today's original." all the profits from my journals, watches, passport holders and thank you notes will provide learning and development opportunities for students here. these opportunities extend beyond the classroom, including
dual enrollment scholarships that enable the students to earn college credits before they graduate from high school. >> many of those children are first-time college goers in their entire family. and they need full scholarships to be able to attend college. so this opportunity is immense. >> hi, guys. >> i traveled to the detroit edison public school academy to meet the students there. >> what a great pleasure to see you all. >> greetings, matt! >> we are elated that matt lauer is doing this for us. >> we brought samara, george, joshua and christina to shinola to show them the finished products that would be benefiting their school. >> these are some of the matt lauer colors. the gray, the blue. >> do we get any of this stuff? >> guess what, you absolutely do. do you all want to get these mon
dwr monogrammed? >> yeah! >> that looks so nice in the corner. >> it's so cool. >> great working with you guys. >> these are such impressive young people. so far we have raised nearly $38,000 for the students at the detroit edison public school academy. we hope to raise even more now that shinola is back in stock with these products. to find out how to buy them head to today.com. next week natalie will be here with her "today's original." >> keep the train going there. just ahead, we're filling studio 1a with superstars. kevin costner, chrissy teigen, rita ora and missy
good morning i'm rosemary connors. meteorologist bill henley is tracking drying out for us. >> it is drying out and the clouds will be slow to clear. we'll see gradually improving conditions during the day. temperatures not budging. 40 degrees in philadelphia, low 40s in south jersey and delaware, still misty in delaware, the lehigh valley cloudy. late day sunshine and temperatures head to near 50 degrees this afternoon. >> thanks for that, bill. jessica boyington is watching the morning rush. what are you seeing? >> watching 95 this morning around cottman avenue really slow. traffic is really crawling, 42
minutes southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. accident in deptford township, mostly clear but delays remain, headed southbound right now. >> real life heroes will be honored today in philadelphia. the police department will hand out commendations in northeast philly to dozens of officers for their act of bravery and heroism. one receiver will receive the valor award for courage facing an armed suspect. dennis williams will deliver his farewell address tonight at 6:30 in city council chambers. in the september primary he lost a re-election bid to mike perzicki who went on to win the election. another update in 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. i'm rosemary connors, have a good one. my guest list just tripled.
♪ we're back now, 8:30 on this wednesday morning. it's the 7th day of december, 2016. will you take a look at that. that's rita ora serving as our "today" show elf this morning, all part of our holiday toy drive. isn't that nice? >> by the way, she's the new host of the new season of "america's next top model" so we'll pick her brain and get
some fashion advice from one of the most fashionable women out there. >> yes, she is. also ahead -- >> oscar winner kevin costner is here. he's going to talk about the remarkable true story behind his brand new movie. and then what does it take to raise an olympic champion? we love this girl, missy franklin. you may be surprised what went into that. we have our mom and her dad. they're always together, those three, but we'll talk to them. >> and a really interesting new book. and supermodel chrissy teigen brings her crave worthy cooking to studio 1a, we cannot wait to try it. first on tuesday, we kicked off our clothing sale for charity with the real reel and get this, every single piece sold out in less than three hours. >> what? >> we raised $18,925 and every single dollar will go to every mother counts, a charity that promotes safe pregnancy and childbirth for women worldwide. >> awesome. >> incredible. >> congratulations. >> thanks. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather.
>> let's look at today and show you what we have. we're looking at that arctic chill coming in, some lake-effect snow around the western great lakes moves into the eastern great lakes tomorrow. we're looking at plenty of sunshine through the gulf coast into the mid-atlantic states. windy conditions and wet in northern and central california, snow in the pacific northwest right on into more. more lake-effect snow around the great lakes. the arctic air moves into the midsection of the country. plenty of sunshine in the midatlantic states on into the east but it's going to sta gerttt good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. improving conditions today. cloudy this morning. the rain has gone. those clouds linger through this morning. this afternoon expect to see breaks of sunshine in philadelphia up to 50 degrees. you'll see it, too, in the suburbs, 48 degrees and new jersey, mostly cloudy, 49 degrees in interior new jersey and a little bit of sunshine, late day sun, 52 degrees this afternoon. 40s for the lehigh valley but late day sunshine and 50 in delaware. have a great day.
get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. #awkwardsign. where are you from? >> my husband actually came up with it. >> he's a very understanding man. very nice. all right. matt, tamron. >> all right, al, thank you. oscar winner kevin costner stars in the new movie "hidden figures" based on the lives of three women who changed the course of nasa's space program. kevin plays the leader of the space task group who soon realizes he needs the help of a woman named katherine johnson to get his men into space. >> can she handle analytic geometry? >> absolutely, and she speaks. >> yes, sir, i do. >> which? >> both. geometry and speaking. >> ruth, get me the -- do you think you can find me the frame for this data using the --
>> using the algorithm, yes, sir. i prefer it. >> kevin caughtner is wiostner . good morning, glad to see you. >> thank you. >> i think it has such a purpose and core that has meaning. please tell me i'm right. >> it's going to be about a lot of things. some of them are outright comedies and some of them you go around and in certain instances you -- in an action movie you kill some people. but there are chances to make movies that kind of stay with you the rest of your life. certainly as i've gone through my life, there are movies when they're done at their very best become about moments you never, ever forget and i look for that because they have got to stand for something more than just an opening weekend. they have to stand for a lifetime because people are going to revisit them. and "hidden figures" kind of had that dna, i thought.
>> it's interesting the title is "hidden figures" because the stories of these women somehow seem to be hidden from us, hidden from the history books. this is based on real people who change pt world. most of us have never heard of them. >> and that's the purpose that movies and television can serve. people get lost in the pages of history. certainly these women did. there's a moment in our film when john glenn won't go and he says get me the girl. i go girl, what girl? he goes the smart girl. not the african-american woman, get me the smart one and that was katherine. you know, i kind of -- those are the kind of moments that give you tingles. >> i bet so. we said these are real women who changed the course, but your character was fictionalized? >> yeah, they couldn't get the rights so it was made up of about three people. when i first was approached with the movie, i wasn't sure that i was -- i thought the movie was great. myself, i wasn't going to be in
it because i said, look, i don't really understand this character. he's kind of here and there and all this stuff. and finally they admitted to me that it was -- well, the reason that is, is because we base it on three people. i said why don't we even this out and try to find a way to support this story and these three women and that's what we did. >> so tell me behind the scenes, you've worked with octavia spencer before but there you are with taraji p. henson, hanging out with them, what was that like? >> the supremes. you don't know how to break the ice but all three of them were around me. i thought this is perfect. octavia and i, we have that relationship and it's a special one. so it was good to see them all work and taraji really certainly has a role of a lifetime. >> yeah, she does in this. there's a lot of math and technical things. how did that hit home for you? >> it doesn't hit home for me. i'm still like always doing these chin boogies like i understand and i don't
understand anything. >> what's a chin -- oh, that's the chin boogie when you don't understand? >> you just -- mostly you learn a long time at that go just to be quiet and everybody will think you know what's happening but math has always been a real problem for me. >> and i started on that. >> no. >> you're funny. >> your dress outacted it. >> thank you, you're so sweet. this movie is brilliant. i saw it last night. it's out in select theaters on christmas day and nationwide on january 6th. just ahead, olympic swimmer missy franklin and her fantastic parents on what it takes to raise a champion. first, this is "today" on nbc.
less than typical. she writes about it in a new book co-written with her parents called "relentless spirit, the unconventional raising of a champion." missy is here along with her mom and dad. it's so nice to see you guys again, it's been too long. something made me smile early in this book. you started swimming early. >> yes. >> and you said in the beginning the only reason you wanted to swim was not to compete, not to beat anybody, not to go fast, it just made you happy. >> absolutely. and it still does. that's still the reason why i swim. but i just loved being in the water. you know when you get all pruny after being in the water for like hours, like that was my entire childhood. >> but as a parent, it's such a gift to have a child who just wants to have fun and be happy and is not going but i didn't win and didn't go fast. that makes it easier for you. >> absolutely. she loves it and we love to support her. it was great. >> do you think it made you happy because you were beating everybody? is that possible?
>> that didn't hurt, but it was just being in the water. it's always felt like home to me. it's an element that i just feel so natural in and just so myself. >> parents get a bum rap a lot with youth sports these days, that they drive their kids too hard and they get too involved in their young sports careers. you talk about, dick, in the book a difference between motivating your child an enabling your child. will you explain that for parents at home. >> yeah, absolutely, thanks, matt. motivating can be pushy, can be assertive, can maybe be taking your child somewhere where they don't want to go. enabling is looking for the lights to go on. we saw missy in the pool, we saw the lights go on, and we both together said whatever we can do to enable that love and that passion, we're going to do. there's a difference. >> as parents of a great athlete, you deal with the highs and you deal with the lows. how -- what would you tell parents watching for their kids to help them deal with
disappointment? >> what we did was just be there and listen and let missy lead the way. there were numerous times we would talk, there were numerous times we would just listen. and i think that's what she appreciated the most. >> you dealt with disappointment. london was a high point in your career. >> yeah. >> you killed it. >> thank you. >> i know rio was a disappointment to you. >> absolutely. >> so when you came out of rio, how did you deal with it? >> in a lot of different ways. i had the most incredible support, which i was so grateful for, and it was a lot of reflecting on the experience because i didn't want to look at it and say this is something that hurts, it's painful to look back on, so i'm just going to ignore it. i wanted to look the ait as an opportunity to grow as a swimmer but more importantly as a person, so i've been trying to use that experience to look back and say what can i learn from this and how can i move forward. >> you talk about it in a fascinating way in an interview.
you said you felt like swimming broke up with you this summer and you were trying to rehabilitate that relationship. >> i thought that was relatable. >> absolutely. so where does the rehabilitation stand right now? >> you know, it's awesome right now. i'm in an incredible training environment that i love so much with incredible guys that -- it's just been a blast so far. right now my main goal is just to fall in love with the sport again and to, you know, keep that -- i guess rekindle the fire in the relationship if we're sticking with that metaphor. >> you also say that there should be a six-month moratorium on a journalist asking an olympian about the next olympic games after the previous olympic games. >> at least six months. >> can i get in under the four-month deadline? are you going to be in tokyo? >> oh, my gosh, yes, just for you, matt. i would love to be. but right now like i was saying it's just every day i'm trying to enjoy the journey. >> well, we've enjoyed on going part of that olympic journey with you. one of my favorite families.
for resources and information on substance abuse. for treatment options, call 1-800-662-help. paid for with pennsylvania taxpayer dollars. we are back at 8:46 with today's style. after 12 years under the watchful eye of supermodel tyra banks, america's new next top model is back for a few season with a new host, this lady right here. voila. hello. rita ora, she's a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and one of our fashion favorites these days. rita is with us, good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> new season, new year. 23rd season. >> by the way, that intro was pretty hard to beat. >> you can beat it. i believe in rita. what is this like for you? >> it is probably one of the funnest experiences i've ever had. being kind of obsessed with
fashion and having the kind of chance to really find the next superstar is so exciting. you know, it's like having the power of, i don't know, you have the hands that can really change someone's life. speaking to tyra and having the advice and, by the way, i was on that hotline, tyra, what do you think, what do we do? >> give me an example of what you asked tyra. >> i said is it normal to really fall for these girls and emotionally get attached to them and their stories? some of them are giving face, i mean they are really showing some great model experience. >> they want to be the next top model. >> exactly. and when i mean it's a competition, i've never seen anything like it. it's really, really dead serious. >> you always seem so happy. i cannot imagine you giving tough love, even with the love part on the end. >> sometimes when it has to happen, it has to happen. no, no. we have some great -- a great panel, you know what i mean, and everyone has their roles. some are definitely more intense than others. you have to watch it. >> your panel is ashley graham,
drew elliott and law roach, who is the -- is there a hierarchy of who's the truth teller, who's the hugger? >> i'm more of the mediator, i would like to say, but i think the panel might disagree. ashley definitely tells it how it is. but obviously we come from different backgrounds. ashley comes from a background of really being a proud woman and having that confidence that i want to give the girls. i come from a background of embracing the brand, being a businesswoman and having something to do and say when you win the competition. the stylist really puts them into looking like a superstar. >> i want to brag on you for a second. let me just tell people, you've created 15 collections with adidas. you've got your own makeup line. you starred in campaigns for several top designers. you've got a new lingerie line, a new album out next year, a big movie, "50 shades." you're only 26. >> yeah. just turned 26, yeah. >> do you sleep? >> no. no, no, we don't sleep.
but it's sdplifine. >> you juggle it all. >> yeah, you have to. >> are you where you pictured your life at 26? >> no. the way i work is i just wake up and i just look and i just go. i don't think, you know. >> you don't think. >> what about you guys? >> well, i wish, that's the goal. i can't let you go without getting some fashion advice. it's like 30 below zero and we both have open-toe shoes on. sneakers or stilettos. >> stilettos. sneakers sometimes. >> fringe or fur. >> fringe. >> fringe? >> only because, you know, you want to respect the fur sometimes. >> faux fur. >> faux fur. >> you can do whatever you want. culottes or overalls. i might judge. >> i love overalls. they remind me of being young and no worry about anything.
>> you used to love her. what's her name again? this is redemption because i'm looking at your face and i think i know the answer. a bold eye or a bold lip? >> right now an eye but usually i'm a big red lip person. >> you have the most perfect red shades. red is hard. mini or maxi? >> maxi for me. the more that's hidden, the more you can play with. >> sequin or satin? >> satin. >> satin why? >> i think satin is more glamorous at nighttime. it's more mysterious. >> matte or velvet. >> velvet. >> all black or more color. >> i think all black. >> matt's plaid jacket or al's plaid jacket or neither? >> matt. i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. i can't answer that. i don't know, only because, look, who would wear that. >> i love you. thank you. rita said who would wear it.
it's a draw. there you have it. by the way, you can catch the season premiere of "america's new top model" next week. up next, another stylish woman we love, chrissy teigen is here to do a little cooking in the kitchen. the kitchen. this is "today" on c'mon in, pop pop! happy birthday! the kitchen. this is "today" on i survived a heart attack. i'm doing all i can to keep from having another one. and i'm taking brilinta. for people who've been hospitalized for a heart attack. i take brilinta with a baby aspirin. no more than one hundred milligrams as it affects how well it works. brilinta helps keep my platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. brilinta reduced the chance of another heart attack. or dying from one. it worked better than plavix. >>don't stop taking brilinta without talking to your doctor since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death. brilinta may cause bruising or bleeding more easily, or serious, sometimes fatal bleeding. don't take brilinta if you have bleeding, like stomach ulcers, a history of bleeding in the brain,
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successful model and tv host. did you know her first love is food? >> who knew. >> her cookbook "cravings" is filled with great dishes your family is going to love. >> good morning. >> you are a foodie. >> i am. these are one of my favorite recipes, they're called drunken noodles. >> where did you find time to write a cookbook. you have another little project at home that's about eight months old. >> i know, that's so cute. that's me. no, she's so much fun. she's at a really fun age right now. >> drunken noodles. here are the ingredients. >> the hoisen is really delicious. but put all these things in here. this is a whole shot of whiskey, brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce. i love the new dog, by the way. >> you like charlie? >> love charlie. >> charlie is so amazing. you mix that up. i'm going to put these eggs in
here. >> you do this in kind of phases. the sauces first, then the eggs, then the chicken. start to finish if i was doing this at home. >> 20 minutes. and it's all the stuff you already have in your fridge. >> making some scrambled eggs. >> pretty easy. very easy to do on a hangover morning, a sunday morning. >> a lot of this stuff will be in your fridge anyway. >> exactly. mix this up, some sesame oil and salt. i like dark meat but whatever you have on hand. i am a dark meat eater. >> i like dark meat. it has more flavor. >> toss that up, matt. i'll get these aromatics going. >> what's in there. >> scallions. when you start to smell it, that's how you know it's ready. >> what's the thing i said to you? >> what is that smell. >> you can really smell this dish. it has a great aroma. >> we toss in the sauce you made
earlier. all of our noodles. these are wide noodles. >> is the order crucial? save the eggs or chicken for last? >> no. there's no rhyme or reason. >> we've got some people downstairs. >> are you guys eating? >> hi, everybody. >> this is really good. >> i always feel so bad for you guys to have to eat this early every day. >> we love it. >> this is the best part. >> you put the noodles in p, put the chicken in. can i put this in? >> toss it up. >> one minute left. >> new baby has taken it out of me. >> is she eating real food yet? >> no. well, she -- we're trying to do the stuff that babies tend to not love like the green beans and the broccoli before she tries anything great like bananas. you know how hard it was not to give her mashed potatoes over thanksgiving? it was killing me. >> i know, i know. >> we toss all this up here. >> and let's take a look. >> i'm jealous, they're already eating down there. >> all right, guys. we've got bowls here.
i'm going to try. >> your bowls are empty. >> the whiskey only kind of cooked off. >> just to remind you folks, this book is great. it's called "cravings." we're going to eat some more in a second. chrissy, thank you so much. happy holidays. coming up, holiday gift ideas for the women in good morning, i'm rosemary connors. it's a few minutes before 9:00 on this wednesday. it's a dreary start for us. let's get more from meteorologist bill henley. >> at least the steady rain has moved out. we're seeing a few sprinkles in southern delaware, rehoboth beach. drying out in cape may but cloudy and misty conditions continue. few light showers to the north
of trenton, most completely dry, a sprinkle here and there and the clouds lingering will be thinning out this afternoon. later today a little bit of sunshine. we're following a developing story out of south jersey, a car hit a new jersey train just after 6:30 on river avenue at federal street. three people in the car were hurt. river line service has been restored between 36th street and the walter rand transportation center but there are still some delays. more on our traffic report from jessica boyington. >> watching 95 around columbus boulevard on the northbound side just after the wall and approaching the vine street expressway, reported as a disabled vehicle into the left-hand lane, a little slow by the scene but not causing any major delays. route 202 an accident reported southbound side just before valley road no delays north or south. this is video just in from a fire in philadelphia's port richmond neighborhood, crews
remember called to gulf street around 7:30 this morning. one firefighter suffered a minor injury. camden county will introduce new jersey's first countywide smart 911 system. it can save critical time in an emergency. people can create a safety profile and link it to their cell phone providing first responders with vital information. i'm rosemary connors. we'll have another update in just about 25 minutes. have a good one.
this morning on "today's take" the top viral videos of the year. you won't believe who's number one. plus why the royal family has everyone doing a double take today. and the ultimate gift guide for all the special women on your list, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. it's a wednesday morning, december 7th, 2016. al, tamron, dylan all joining together. we have cookies on the table. >> yes. >> because yesterday we talked about a christmas cookie challenge. >> you randomly mentioned a christmas cookie challenge. >> i decided that we're looking for cookie recipes and i've agreed to go to your home and
cook cookies in your house. i'm going to stay. >> in fairness -- >> no really. >> just to check with our producers because i had heard earlier that tamron might not be able to go. is she going? >> we'll try to make it happen. >> i've been told pending my schedule. >> i just want to say depending on your schedule. >> okay. >> we don't want to disappoint people. or we'll bring somebody to new york. we can bring them to you. >> it's a win-win. >> you'd probably like that even more. >> i'd prefer to be cozied up on your sofa. >> see i picture me being on your house with your blanket on the sofa, maybe you have a couple of kids, we watch football. that's what i pictured. >> this sounds like a weekend. >> tamron is moving in. >> i'm moving into your home. >> we want you to send us your favorite holiday cookies. however, dylan first in, although she's not eligible -- >> she's disqualified. >> yes. i'm competing, although i know i'm not going to win anything.
my aunt tillie used to make these cookies. it wasn't thanksgiving or christmas without these cookies. they have that anise in it, that licorice flavor and i know that's not your favorite. they're best dunked in coffee. i don't know if they're delicious because it's comfort. >> it's almost neglible, so this is good. >> it's not a very sweet cookie. >> i'm simmering on it, okay, okay. >> it's very good dunked in coffee. >> i like the frosting. >> so the competition is on. so here just so you know, you have to go to our facebook page and share your recipe. now, this is a strong start, it's strong. >> and the interesting thing is, it's royal icing. >> what's that mean? >> it's the kind of icing that is made. >> that's what it's called? >> and we have a picture of the royal family like you've never seen them before. >> so glad it's royal icing. >> decked out for the holidays
in ugly christmas sweaters. >> that's not real. >> yes, it is. >> that's madame tussaud. >> that's the mannequin challenge. no, they are from madame tussaud's wax museum. but they agreed to this. madame tussaud asked them could they do this and it's honor of the annual save the children's christmas jumper day on december 16th. they're asking people to donate. >> what's a christmas jumper? >> it's a kind of a thing that you wear. >> a sweater. that's what they call sweaters. >> it's british for sweaters. >> is that dog real? >> yeah. everybody else is fake but they have got a live dog. >> i've never seen a wax dog. have y'all seen that? >> i don't think he's wax. >> what is he? >> taxi? >> no, no. but i mean he's got hair, you know. >> can we see that one more
time? >> yeah. if you notice, like harry's hair isn't made out of wax, it's hair. >> it looks like a stuffed animal, not like a real live stuffed dog. >> oh, i understand now. >> suddenly it took an ugly turn. >> i just saw the dog. >> so you can donate to save the children's charity at madame tussaud's and we'll put it on our website. >> these cookies are good. i like that they hold up. i like it, i like it. i didn't want to rush to judgment because i didn't want you to taint the cookie pool. >> i'm obsessed with these cookies. >> that didn't sound -- going to taint the cookie pool. a little algae in the cookie pool. >> i want this to be a purist experience. i want to love your cookies. >> when i eat a batch of these, i will eat one or two or three -- >> it's almost a combo with a cake. >> it doesn't have that crunch. even when i was little, this was the time i was allowed to drink coffee because my dad would let me dunk it in coffee. >> it's got that consistency, so
that's another thing for your notes when you're sending in your recipes. i'm more of a texture. i do like crunchy but i like soft too. >> a little trivia question for you. according to "forbes" magazine, what is the highest grossing movie of all time? >> the answer is "home alone." it says it right there. >> you can play along. >> remember that next time. >> i would have thought "christmas vacation." >> really? >> maybe that's the most quotable. >> chevy chase? i could see that. >> "home alone" is correct. and now you can own a keepsake from the beloved film. >> what is it? >> your very "home alone" bobblehead. jerry, would you bring them in. >> and look how jerry is moving his head. >> of course kevin, and of course joe pesci's character. >> it's such a random time to
bring out bobbleheads for "home alone." >> it's christmas. >> they're going to follow up with john mclean from "diehard" which is going to be fantastic. >> i had my dog moment and you wondered why "home alone" is relevant. this is because we work too much. >> her body is thinking for two. >> i am not firing on all cylinders lately. >> so battle of the bobbleheads. we all have a little collection of bobbleheads here. >> sadly we do. >> al starts out with his bobblehead collection. >> i've got two mr. ts. i've got one in the van. you have to have a backup. >> manny, mo and jack? >> somebody stole my mo. but i also have the maytag r repairman. >> how did you get that? >> i know him. he's a friends of mine. >> and then you have one of yourself. >> my collection, this was a
gift actually. the first time i ever hosted "nightly news" about two years ago. yosef gave me darrell from "walking dead" to give me some confidence and it's never been out of the box and never coming out of the box. >> before anybody says anything, let me just ask you -- >> you're trying to ignore -- >> who do you think this is? >> bill clinton. it looks like bill clinton without a guess. >> mary matalin maybe? this is tamron. tamron hall. >> you're cringing. >> that's the least of the problems. >> that's me. well, the ear rings are right. this is how kind the folks were who made this. >> you look like natalie with a tan. >> they gave me -- look. >> it doesn't look anything like you. >> wait a minute. >> your face shape is totally different.
you don't have those cheeks. >> it's not happening. >> well, they gave me a change of outfits so she got a business blazer. >> by the way, do you know what your dress reminds me of? >> you already told me. >> you look like the snapchat ghost. kind of snapchatty. >> i look like the snapchat ghost. coming up, which big star has been named entertainer of the year? we'll reveal who it is. it may surprise some of you. >> i was surprised. >> i don't know who it was. we'll we back after thes i laugh, i sneeze... there goes my sensitive bladder. sound familiar? then you'll love this. incredible protection in a pad this thin. i didn't think it would work, but it does. it's called always discreet watch this. this super absorbent core turns liquid to gel, for incredible protection that's surprisingly thin. so i know i'm wearing it, but no one else will.
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>> nope. i know it so i can't say. >> i don't know it. >> i thought it was beyonce. ryan reynolds. >> oh! >> is that why his photo is bigger than everyone else's on that cover? >> it's like a where's waldo on the cover. >> it had a lot to do with "deadpool." >> life changing seeing "deadpool" and the movie "sausage party." >> "deadpool" is the second highest grossing r movie. i shouldn't talk. >> it's kind of like watching tamron going back and forth. huh, huh, what? >> i can't get the words out. >> second highest grossing movie of all time. >> what's number one? >> "passion of the christ." >> i didn't see that one coming. >> he's got an amazing wife, two
beautiful daughters. blake lively is his wife. they were hanging out with taylor swift back when she was dating that guy. i mean they're in the loop. >> that guy. back when she was dating that guy. >> i'm going to stay in my pop culture lane. that mauveovie, i love it. >> do you guys make christmas cards? >> i do sometimes. i want to do one this year. >> i'm a little lazy with christmas cards. >> really? you've got such a tool there. >> i don't have the energy to do it. >> come on, dylan. how many more weeks? >> like a week. >> your husband, the photographer, you've got a bump that's there for like -- >> i feel like we could have done -- >> if you have your belly exposed and you put a santa beard on him and a hat. >> just a bowl full of jelly. >> i was thinking a nativity
scene but leave the manger because you haven't had the baby. >> i don't think i'm giving birth to jesus. >> it was a joke. it was a joke. so according to "the wall street journal" the standard pose christmas cards is replaced by the silly candid christmas cards. >> what do you mean by this? >> it's kind of like selfies or candid moments. for example, we've got this kid rolling his eyes at his sister. >> was that intentional? because that looks like -- >> it was probably supposed to be. >> how about the family on the beach. everything pretty good, right until the frisbee comes in. >> did it hit dad? >> yeah. >> a grand dad upset when the christmas tree falls over. >> does he have on pants? >> this was back in 2000 so this is adam miller's grandfather
hearing a crash. >> adam miller is one of our producers. >> he heard a crash. >> adam is who knocked it over. >> who's looking at the tree? he's got no pants on. >> that's why everybody loves coming to see grandpa at christmas. >> i think the best part is it says happy hannukah. >> that's why the tree fell. there was no use for it. >> it's not a christmas tree, it's a hannukah bush. >> it can't hold all the ornaments. >> so we're going to take our christmas card picture. >> is this our official one? oh, man, i wasn't ready for this. we're going to go to weather after this. >> i'll grab the baby, come on. so we want to go camera this way. and i'll do like this. >> hold on. >> i've got to take it. i'm going to grab the baby with one hand. one-handed delivery. >> this is working out well.
weight, one more. >> god, that's wrong. all kinds of wrong. >> let's do it -- i'll jump. oh, that's so offensive. you have to say -- you go 1, 2, 3, and i'll jump. >> 1, 2, 3. >> what happened? >> you're a little blurry. >> that's okay. story of my life. >> why don't you tweet us your funniest holiday cards that you like with the #todaystake. >> sorry i exploited you for our humor. >> let's check your weather. we'll show you what was going on. >> it was dylan's idea to do the birth thing, by the way. >> we've got some snow in new england, snow making its way through the midsection of the country. another big storm coming onshore, but the colder air is going to be coming in. look at these temperatures up through the plains. teens, 20s and single digits.
we're looking at temperatures in the 70s and 80s down in southern florida. you can see lake-effect snow coming across the western great lakes. look for more rain and snow moving into the pacific good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. improving conditions today, cloudy this morning, the rain has gone. the clouds linger through this morning but this afternoon expect to see breaks of sunshine from philadelphia. you'll see it, too, in the suburbs, 48 degrees and new jersey, mostly cloudy, 49 degrees in interior new jersey and a little bit of sunshine, late day sun, 52 degrees this afternoon. 40s for the lehigh valley but late day sunshine and 50 in delaware. have a great day. >> that's amazing. the birthing of dylan's baby, baby, this picture is my christmas card for life. >> and that's your latest weather. up next, what were the top viral videos of 2016?
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so just a few more weeks until we ring in 2017, so it's time to look back at the year that was in viral videos. kevin is youtube's head of culture and trends and been around through some of the top trending videos of 2016. good to see you. >> good to see you as well. >> this, i remember seeing this first video and i busted a gut watching this thing. it is the perfect sibling prank. i wish i had been able to pull this off. >> this is one of those classic viral videos. this is brothers convincing sister of zombie apocalypse. two brothers convince their little sister who has just gone through sejts surdental surgery? do you want funfetti or
chocolate? no, no, this is important. this is what we're living off of. which un with, funfetti or chocolate? >> they got the cat involved. >> that's right, that's right. this one has been watched over 20 million times. >> this one, dream travel accommodations. think everybody is their dream travel accommodations. >> this is the $21,000 first class airplane seat. he's got a huge following, had a big year on youtube. he shares his personal experiences from his life. he got upgraded to first class on a transatlantic flight. showing all the fun things that happened when that happened. over 4 million people subscribed to his channel just this year alone. >> very good. tamron has some more. >> it was all about the challenge video. >> huge years, mannequin challenge, the running man challenge, the water bottle flip. this is the water bottle flip from dude perfect. and they are the trick shot masters of youtube.
>> look at them. so they're the masters of trick shots. >> they have been doing this since 2009. 14 million people subscribe to their channel and they had the most epic of all the water bottle videos we saw this year. >> did you see mine? >> i heard. >> you heard but didn't see it? >> no, i saw it. >> i made it. >> that's a big part is the aftermath. somebody we love around here, grace, her video, tell me why it went to the point of being viral. let's play it. ♪ i now know my name ♪ i don't play the rules >> where was this? >> so this was from "america's got talent." we've had "britain's got talent" in the past. they have had a huge year on youtube. hundreds of millions of views. grace has built this huge following, hundreds of thousands of subscribers on her own youtube channel. >> i'll send you over to dylan.
>> top trending video of 2016. >> let's take a look. ♪ hello ♪ kuk hear me ♪ i'm in california dreamin' of who we used to be ♪ ♪ it's no secret that the both of us ♪ ♪ are running out of time >> i mean we're all obsessed with that song. how many views did this get? >> over 135 million views. car pool karaoke has been such a huge thing this year. james corden had a huge year on youtube. over a billion views this year. >> and it was a huge year for late night shows in general. >> the amount of time people spent watching late night clips was nearly double over last year. >> i'm sure we'll keep watching. kevin, thank you so much. you can see all of the top videos of the year at today.com.
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don't good morning. it's 9:26 on this wednesday. meteorologist bill henley has our first alert neighborhood forecast. bill? >> rosemary no rain but misty and cloudy outside. temperatures are holding steady around 40 degrees for most areas but the clouds have been thinning out in king of prussia, a live view. cloudy this morning but breaks of sunshine this afternoon, up to 46 in the suburbs at 3:00. rosemary? >> thanks for that, bill. new, police are looking for the woman who stole a baby jesus statue from a nativity scene in bethlehem city hall plaza. this is surveillance of the woman carrying the statue sunday in what looks like a blanket. it was found along with a note
that made no sense in a neighboring township, according to police. today delaware supreme court will hear arguments on whether a dozen men on death row should still be executed. in august the justices declared the state's death penalty law unconstitutional. they must decide if their ruling can be applied retroactively to those men already sentenced to death. mayor kenny will urge parents to sign up for open pre-k spots. visiting one of the centers to tout the benefits of early education. there are about 900 spots for the city's new pre-k initiative starting next month. today in delaware elena delladon will encourage kids to get fit and exercise. the olympic gold medalist will visit a hospital this morning. the school gives kids who would normally have to be home schooled because of serious illnesses a chance to go to class while getting treatment. we'll have another jub date in 25 minutes. now back to the "today" show.
we are back now with the ultimate gift guide for all the women in your life from unique experiences to personalized presents and gifts to help them relax. ot some ideas they will love and we kick things off with the trends etetsy. it's so nice to have you here. our producers have picked out some amazing, unique items from etsy so i'll let you walk us through them starting with a unique way to personalize jewelry. >> there are so many ways that you can personalize. i'd love to start with this designer here. this is emily jane designs. what she can do is transfer your handwriting, your children's artwork or even a fingerprint onto the jewelry. >> tlahat's as personalized as gets. >> exactly, exactly. i'd love to take attention to
shop rebecca tolifson. ear way is with an initial, a bitter stone or special date. rebecca made one especially for you here, dylan, here in the middle that has the december birthstone for your baby boy coming. >> oh, my gosh, that's so sweet. and receiving it, it's a wonderful gift to give to people because it is so personalized. >> the lockets, the birthstones, the dates, all $44. >> we need something to put the jewelry in. >> this is sugar and chic shop. i think this is a really great option for your girl squad because you're able to get the exact same present for all of your bffs but customizing it with their names. >> that's perfect for wedding gifts and whatnot too. >> exactly. >> explain this one to me. >> this is jordan grace owens. i think al would probably recognize this beautiful portrait of his family here. jordan is an illustrator.
so she is customizing from start to finish. what outfit would you like to have, what your hair color is. if you don't want a portrait, then she can do these customized magnet faces. >> real quick, i love these wood personalized pictures. >> yes. this is by wood life prints. you send them the picture, customized messaging and they do it on a beautiful slab of wood. >> looks so awesome. dana, thank you so much. tamron, up to you. >> thank you, dylan. instead of material presents, why not give someone an unforgettable experience, a lifestyle expert is with us, yvette rios and she has a fantastic list. this is awesome. >> yes. >> go ahead. >> the first one right here is cooking classes. >> i love this. one of the best gifts i've ever received in my life was a cooking class. >> everybody wants to feel a little more comfortable in the kitchen and you always want new recipes, so there are cooking
classes in 80 locations all around the country. they start at $59. what's great is it's like going to a show and getting dinner at the same time. >> and they also do great knife lessons. next up on your list. >> so everybody wants a little clarity in their lives, so why not get the women in your life a psychic reading or some tarot card reading, even an astrologer. a company called cloud nine living has astrology for all around the country. you can get your chart read and get a little clarity in your life. >> this is $95. >> $95. and figure out what's going on. >> i am that type. >> i am too. >> this is crazy. >> okay. so a lot of women want to be adventurers. check this out. >> they get a helmet? >> a helmet and goggles. no, there are classes for three hours. you can learn to be a stunt woman, jump out of a building, like have all sorts of crazy experiences like that. also for those who want to go
skydiving that don't want to spend a lot of money, for $80, two people can go indoor skydiving. a company called i fly. >> the last one? >> i know you're a fashionista girl and this company will allow you to custom make a handbag. you can use all the materials. you can use the colors. >> nice. >> then if you order it, you get this fabulous gift card and they can watch the bag being made. >> that's fantastic. let's send it to al. >> thanks so much. everybody repeat after us now. ahmmmm. today lilliana, what do you have here? >> these are meditation pillows for the stylist meditation maven. you can do them vertically or horizontally. they cushion your bottom so we can meditate in peace which we all need after holidays. now let's talk about cozy pajamas. these are under $50. they have a breathable fabric, you are not going to want to take these off. >> and once you put your jammies
on, you want to put your head on a pillow. >> you do, but you want to make sure that you're rejuvenating. these are silk pillow cases. they prevent wrinkles, anti-aging and help you not have bedhead and you can have them monogrammed and personalized. >> mini staycation in a box. >> this is from simone leblanc. it comes mask, body candle to bring a little tranquility into the home and sun tea eye bags. these are made with japanese grth help depuff and destress the eyes. only $8. great little stocking stuffer. >> and then a bath salt shot. >> so this is a shot without the hangover the next day. you drop this in your bathtub and then look, it starts to suds. these are made with essential oils and have really fungeamas a kamikaze shot. >> kind of like a fun mr. 's an >> lilliana, thank you so much. you know her from the hit
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if, you know, they're for real or not. i mean i believe that there are some authentically gifted people, very intuitive and otherwise, and then i believe there are some scam artists. >> in the show you've got psychics and con artists and it's a very, very thin line between the two of them. >> very much so, yes. >> why do you think we're so fascinated by that? >> i mean, you know, i think people have such strong opinions about psychics and, you know, healing and all that stuff. some people are such big believers and some aren't. i think there's a real fear behind it too. i think the nonbelievers are like, no, that freaks me out. i have zero interest. and then i think there are people that naturally gravitate to, you know, believing that there's something more than we can see. which i definitely believe. >> have you ever had a reading or anything? >> i have. >> did you believe any of it? >> i did.
i did. you know what i love is a good astrology reading, just because that's based in science too. i mean that's old, old, old science. there's something comforting about that. >> were you surprised that this is a world that really hasn't been delved into before? >> 100%. it was part of the intrigue of when i first read the pilot. you know, all the characters are so left of center and fascinating, but this whole world, i was shocked it hadn't been exploited really. especially i'm sure it's the same in new york, but in l.a. at every corner you see these psychic shops and you're like how are these people in business? >> and of course we also know you as sloan in "entourage." do you think, is there going to be a sequel to the film, do you think? >> oh, i wish. i don't think so. >> oh. >> i know, it's sad. i miss my boys so much. if ever there was the opportunity to do a sequel film,
i would jump at the opportunity. yeah. >> by the way, a little psychic told me that today's your birthday. >> today, right? >> saturday is your birthday. >> but we have a gift for you. >> look what we have for you. >> oh, my gosh. you guys! >> happy birthday. >> we're going to wheel this over there. >> you guys! look at that! >> happy birthday. >> oh, thank you so much. >> we hope you like chocolate. >> i love chocolate. >> al worked on this flower all night for you. he put his heart and soul in that thing. >> guys, i am so speechless right now. thank you. yes, it's on saturday. >> what are you doing for your birthday? >> i'm having a dance party. hip-hop, '90s, r & b. >> proper dance party. >> good morning.
i'm meteorologist bill henley. improving conditions today. cloudy this morning. the rain has gone. those clouds linger through this morning. this afternoon expect to see breaks of sunshine in philadelphia up to 50 degrees. you'll see it, too, in the suburbs, 48 degrees and new jersey, mostly cloudy, 49 degrees in interior new jersey and a little bit of sunshine, late day sun, 52 degrees this afternoon. 40s for the lehigh valley but late day sunshine and 50 in delaware. have a great day. >> if you want to just grab a hunk of it, go ahead. it's dense. it's a frozen cake, wow. >> it's fake, it's cardboard. >> that's your latest weather. up next, two chefs battling it out creating a fresh and healthy meal for $20 or less.
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>> all right. this morning we've cooked up a $20 challenge sponsored by walmart and now it's all about to go down. justin host of food & wine's mad genius tips, all hahn dra is a "today" show taste maker. >> they selected fresh ingredients to create a family dinner for $20 or less. dylan and i get a chance to taste what they came up with, with our favorite. i think we're going to like them both. guys, good to see you, good morning. we're going to start off with justin here. so justin, what's your dish? >> with my $20 i started with some brussel sprouts, some pears and apples. i julienned them and popped them in here. >> is this like a slaw? >> exactly, because i'm going to make crunchy chicken. it's a classic slaw with unusual ingredients. so i have some mayonnaise here, stir in some vinegar, some
celery seed. these are pantry staples. >> why celery seed? >> i like that classic slaw flavor. that gives it to it. add it in here, give it a nice toss. these are really fresh ingredients. we have the pear, the brussel sprouts with the mayonnaise dressing and that's going to be so perfect with this chicken schnitzel that we're making. so i just mixed with egg with cayenne pepper here. >> a little spice. >> yes. we're going to mix it and this is going to be so good with the fresh salad here. >> is that panko? >> this is panko but you can also use crushed pretzels or whatever you have in your pantry. pretzels or plain bread crumbs if you like. >> because these are boneless chick een breasts, these will ck up quickly. >> yes. and this is under $20. obviously that's the challenge. >> who doesn't like a quick schnitzel. >> so to fast taco. let's talk tacos over here.
>> i went full vegetarian with this. if you do seasonal veggies, it's a great way to save money. >> so dress up the root vegables. >> i'm using some smoky spices. i've got paprika, cumin and chili powder. now, with the delicious roasted veggies, toss them in the spices. >> in olive oil. >> in olive oil, put them in the oven, 25, 30 minutes. roasted, caramelized, so sweet, delicious. then we're making a creamy cool sauce. >> using goat cheese. >> yes. you can also use cream cheese. this was part of my challenge here. i'm adding lime zest and lime juice. so you're saving money, you want to get as much flavor as possible out of your ingredients. a little dried cumin. mix that all up. then we've got our tortillas. so corn tortillas.
they're so great for making quick meals. >> heat them up. >> and then we can build our tacos. so spread a little sauce on there. >> we already have some made. i'll grab this one. >> i've already tasted. >> i'm going to steal one of your tacos. >> drum roll. >> i took a bite out of that one. >> and, the winner is both! yes! fantastic! >> oh, my goodness. >> that's amazing. you can see their full recipes at today.com and they'll be wearing silly hats. we're back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before 10:00 on this wednesday. the sun slowly starting to come out. let's get more on the forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> you're absolutely right. some neighborhoods are seeing a little more sunshine than the rest of the area. wilmington, still some clouds around but it is thinning out and getting enough sunlight through the clouds to warm temperatures up to 43 degrees. philadelphia at 4. a couple chilly areas, westmont
39 degrees and 40 at summerton. headed for a high of 50 this afternoon. this morning we are learning new details about a deadly head-on collision that killed a new jersey state trooper and a local doctor. according to state police, 61-year-old lloyd ruddley crossed over the grass median on route 55 in millville, hit the trooper's car, both died in the crash. according to the facebook page of the vineland high school class of 1973 rudley was class valedictorian and went on to become a doctor who specialized in psychiatry. today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. in hawaii there will be a wreath presentation and other remembrances of the attack on december 7th, 1941. here is a live look at the battleship "new jersey" in cam depp which will also observe the pearl harbor anniversary with a special ceremony set to start in a few moments at 10:00. the event will also mark the
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