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>> i hope that our great vice president, our great vice president comes through for us >> this morning, we will take you inside the growing calls for a criminal investigation and today's high stakes vote new crisis mounting fears that a post holiday surge in covid cases will push already overwhelmed hospitals over the edge. >> the health care system will collapse >> the situation so dire in los angeles, patients are waiting for hours insidembulances just to be seen, as that dangerous new strain of the virus discovered in a fourth state we'll have the very latest and what's being done to speed up the vaccine rollout. saving march madness this year's men's college basketball tournament set to be held in a bubble in the state of indiana. straight ahead, the reaction from players, coaches and fans to the unprecedented move. those stories, plus, caught on camera.
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to the state yesterday to deliver closing arguments for their parties. >> let's set the stage for you how we got here and why this is so important so according to georgia state rules, a winning candidate must get 50% of the vote. so none of the candidates reached that milestone back in november. >> as for today's importance, as mentioned, control of the senate is up for grabs. why? well, as it stands right now there are 50 republicans in the senate, 46 democrats plus two independents who typically vote with the democrats if both democrat senate candidates win today in georgia, there would essentially be a 50-50 tie. that would give any deciding vote to vice president-elect kamala harris and control of the senate, house and white house to democrats, so now you know why everyone in the political world is talking about this. we've got two reports for you. let's get it started nbc's blayne alexander in atlanta for us hey, blayne, good morning. >> reporter: well, savannah, good morning to you from this polling location here in south atlanta. the doors opened just minutes
ago. there were more than a dozen people who were lined up here waiting for a few minutes before the doors opened to go in and cast their ballot. but so far in early voting, the turnout that we've seen is unheard of for a runoff election and when we consider the fact that there have been not just the president, but the president-elect making their way here to the peach state in the last 24 hours, it makes it clear that the impact of this race goes far beyond georgia. this morning, once again, it's election day in georgia. >> i need you to call everybody you know and make sure they turn out to vote. >> and with control of the u.s. senate hanging in the balance, the two races have shattered records for early votes cast and campaign dollars spent >> we're going to keep georgia and we're going to save america. >> reporter: incumbent republican senators david perdue and kelly loeffler squaring off against democrats jon ossoff and raphael warnock with both sides getting a last-minute boost from the top of their party.
>> this is not an exaggeration georgia, the whole nation is looking to you. >> reporter: in his second visit to the peach state since flipping it blue in november, president-elect joe biden told voters the fate of another covid relief bill lies in their hands. >> if you send john and the reverend to washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now. >> reporter: further north in a nighttime rally of his own -- >> our country is depending on you. >> reporter: president trump delivered his closing arguments for the gop candidates >> far left wants to destroy our country, demolish our history and erase everything that we hold dear. this could be the most important vote you will ever cast for the rest of your life. >> reporter: joining him on stage, senator kelly loeffler, with a virtual appearance from senator david perdue in quarantine after a close contact
tested positive for covid-19 >> simply put, we win georgia, we save america. >> reporter: the president's speech filled with false claims about the election he lost outside the rally, some supporters say doubts or not, they are not sitting this election out. >> whether it was a stolen election or not, i'm not going to sit by and just let them steal it. >> reporter: blayne, we remember those long days waiting to find out what happened in the georgia in the presidential election, so i'm imagining we shouldn't expect a result tonight necessarily. >> reporter: not necessarily, savannah you remember for the presidential election we saw the results tallied not once, not twice, but three times that's due in large part to the state-mandated audit that had to take place that's not the case this time around, but we do know there could still be a candidate requested recount. if the margin is within 0.5% of each other, then the candidate can request a recount. savannah. >> we shall see. let the voting begin
blayne, thank you. speaking of the presidential results in georgia, there are growing calls for the president to face a criminal investigation for pushing and pressuring the state's top republican election officials to overturn the result there. nbc's peter alexander is at the white house with the latest on that peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning to you just hours after a top republican election official in georgia publicly fact checked all of the president's outlandish conspiracy theories, falsely claiming victory, president trump got up on stage and repeated them, unloading a series of recycled lies about the election and he publicly singled out his vice president to step in to throw the election his way. something that mike pence cannot do in georgia overnight, the first words out of president trump's mouth were not true. >> by the way, there's no way we lost georgia there's no way that was a rigged election >> reporter: he was supposed to be campaigning ahead of today's
crucial senate runoffs instead the president obsessed over his election loss again, falsely claiming he won. >> and they're not taking this white house, we're going to fight like hell. >> reporter: hours after huddling with vice president pence in the oval office, the president called on pence to help deliver him a second term when the senate votes tomorrow, whether to certify the results for president-elect biden. >> i hope that our great vice president -- our great vice president comes through for us he's a great guy of course if he doesn't come through, i won't like him quite as much. >> reporter: but to be clear, pence does not have the power to change the outcome republicans are bitterly divided over the decision by 13 gop senators and more than 100 others in the house to object to the certification of biden's victory. the president still fuming after that contentious hour-long call where he tried and failed to pressure georgia republican secretary of state brad raffensperger to find the votes to overturn his defeat.
>> i just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have, because we won the state. >> reporter: raffensperger telling nbc news he does not know who released the recording but he was glad it was made public after president trump mischaracterized their conversation. >> you can't keep on taking shots from people and people keep putting out stuff that's not true we're going to respond forcefully with the facts. if people can't handle the facts, i'm sorry, but those are the facts. >> reporter: another top republican state election official methodically taking apart trump's false claims that thousands of votes were cast by dead people and unregistered voters, as well as the president's baseless claims that ballots and voting machines were testimo tampered with. >> this is all easily, provably false. yet, the president persists. >> reporter: gabriel sterling describing his exasperation
after hearing the call i screamed in my car at the radio talking about this because this has been thoroughly debunked. >> on capitol hill a couple of democrats are asking the fbi to open a criminal investigation into the president >> it is a crime to solicit election fraud, and that's what donald trump did over and over again. >> reporter: president-elect biden in georgia bashing president trump. >> i don't know why he still wants the job, he doesn't want to do the work. >> reporter: and this morning "the new york times" reports that president trump has directly pressed mike pence to find an alternative to certifying biden's win tomorrow, like preventing him from having 270 electoral votes and letting the election be thrown to the house to decide. but basically pence has to side with his boss or with the constitution here. again, he does not have the power to determine the winner. really his role is to publicly count the electoral votes, ultimately declaring joe biden president-elect. savannah. >> well, that being the case,
there's nothing that the vice president can do, what's up with the pressure tactic? what's the end game there? >> reporter: well, it's a good question clearly the president is frustrated about this. he seems to believe, certainly his supporters believe that they can change the outcome here. but the stakes going into today are so sig of what happens tomorrow. consider what the former president barack obama said. he put it bluntly on twitter yesterday. he said these stakes cannot be higher. control of the senate dictates what gets done. if the democrats win both seats in georgia today, that's going to help joe biden's ability to pursue his agenda. that could include tax increases on the wealthiest americans, more immediate covid relief, billions of dollars to combat climate change as biden wants to do and the ability to appoint the judges that biden wants to the federal bench. if republicans hold on by the smallest of margins today, they can try to thwart biden's policies. no matter what happens, it will be a nearly evenly divided chamber where any defection on either side could swing key
votes. >> peter alexander at the white house, peter, thank you. now to the country's new wave of the coronavirus crippling hospitals nationwide. monday broke new records. more than 120,000 americans hospitalized. in some areas, sick patients are being turned away because there simply are not enough resources to care for them. we have two reports for you. we're starting with nbc's erin mclaughlin who is in los angeles at the epicenter of the current crisis. good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. here in california and in states across the country, hospitals are at the brink. they're still dealing from fallout from thanksgiving. now with another virus spike expected from the latest holidays, doctors say in some places, our health care system won't be able to cope, and that could impact us all. this morning after weeks of holiday travel, mass gatherings and anti-mask protests, doctors in southern california are sounding the alarm. >> we haven't yet seen a
post-december surge. if we do, on top of where we are now, we will go under. the health care system will collapse. >> reporter: here morgues are overflowing. the california national guard now called in to help transport bodies. in l.a., hospitals are so packed, ambulances sometimes must wait up to eight hours to offload patients and have been told not to transport patients with virtually no chance of survival. >> if you think that covid-19 is not going to affect you or your loved ones, you're absolutely wrong. we continue to see patients following car crashes, falls. patients still come in with heart attacks and strokes. we're simply running out of the resources, staff and personnel to care for these other medical emergencies. >> reporter: the crisis in care spreading from coast to coast. in arkansas, overwhelmed hospitals are being forced to divert ambulances to other states. >> that transport will take in excess of six and a half hours to complete.
>> and that's because there is nowhere else for this patient to go? >> right. >> reporter: in new york, hospitalizations are up 96% in the last month. it's now the fourth state to confirm a case of the more contagious uk virus strain. the patient, a 60-year-old man, is affiliated with this jewelry store in saratoga springs. officials believe he got the virus through community spread. in washington state, a covid outbreak at this vancouver hospital is suspected of infecting 30 patients and staff. and in florida, a warning straight from the icu. >> i didn't wear a mask. i should have. >> reporter: chuck stacy was hospitalized with covid on new year's day. he now needs a machine to help him breathe. >> i believed that it was all going to go away, that it was political. you don't want to end up like me.
>> reporter: you may remember the stark sight of the "usns mercy" arriving here in los angeles at the beginning of the pandemic. county officials have petitioned for the navy to send the ship's medical staff back. doctors here say they desperately need more medical personnel to handle the explosion of covid cases. hoda. >> erin mclaughlin for us, thank you. as for the vaccine rollout, officials across the country are scrambling to speed up the distribution process that has been plagued by problems so far. tom costello is on that part of the story this morning. tom, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. it's now been three weeks since americans first started receiving the vaccine. but listen to this, so far only 30% of the vaccines that have been distributed have actually gone into arms. and only four states right now, four have distributed at least 50% of their vaccines. now federal health officials are working with the states to pick up the pace. >> no! >> reporter: it's the key to stopping the pandemic, but distributing the covid-19 vaccines is adding more stress
to a health care system almost pushed to its limits. >> only 1% of the u.s. population has received a dose of the vaccine, so we're just at the beginning. >> reporter: overnight dr. anthony fauci suggested the vaccination pace is about to pick up. >> if we get back on pace, good. if not, we have to start looking at what the reason for that is and how we're going to correct it. >> reporter: with cases and fatalities rising fast, state officials are under pressure to speed up the process. >> they have to move the vaccine and they have to move the vaccine faster. >> reporter: new york governor andrew cuomo says hospitals will face a $100,000 fine if they don't get the vaccine out fast enough. >> we've been here two days. >> reporter: in florida, some churches and testing sites will be used as vaccination centers after senior citizens in the state have waited for hours in long lines, only to be turned away. some camping in their cars overnight. >> got here at 2:00 a.m. last night. we were told to leave at 6:30 because there wasn't enough
shots available. >> reporter: meanwhile, the medical workers who received their first doses three weeks ago -- >> thank you. >> reporter: -- are now getting the required second doses. many urging fellow americans to trust the system. >> there will be sufficient supply. i want to tell people be patient, be persistent, and go and get this vaccine. >> reporter: but patience is wearing thin. of 15 million doses distributed, only 4.5 million people have received one. former fda commissioner and pfizer board member scott gottlieb suggests using national pharmacy chains earlier than had been planned to reach even more people. >> i think you'd find that a lot of the very motivated individuals who will come out and get the vaccine will be among the senior citizens. >> reporter: moderna says it will boost vaccine production by 20%, with the u.s. securing 100 million doses by the end of march, another 100 million by june. the challenge, actually getting those doses into americans' arms. you know, there has been some
talk about whether they should cut the vaccine dose or maybe not provide the second follow-up dose in order to spread the vaccines more widely to more people more quickly. but the fda has come out this morning and said the following. it says that the fda could not run the risk of placing public health at risk and undermining the vaccine, so it would not recommend that course of action at this point on cutting vaccine doses. hoda, back to you. >> i hate, tom, to complicate matters even more. this weird story out of wisconsin where a pharmacist was accused of trying to destroy hundreds of vaccine doses, a pharmacist. what do we know about that? >> reporter: yeah, and he did and he was in court yesterday virtually. his name is steven brandenburg. the police say that he is an admitted conspiracy theorist and that he took these vials out of the refrigerator because he didn't think that the vaccine was safe. well, the vials went bad because of course you have to keep those vials at a very cold temp. so you had 500 doses that went bad. he's now facing several charges,
including two felonies. >> all right. tom costello for us in d.c. tom, thanks. let's say we brighten things up a little bit. >> i'm ready. >> mr. al roker, good morning. >> happy new year, good to see you. good to see you as well. let's look at what's happening. there's a little quick system moving through the mid-atlantic states, that will get out of here. heavy rain in the pacific northwest. the january outlook is out and much of the country looking warm to warmer than average. as far as precipitation we're looking at things being wetter in the eastern two-thirds of the country and wetter than average in northern california. got a system tomorrow emerging out of the plains, strong storms and isolated flooding through the gulf. as we move into thursday, rain for the southeast. snow developing in the southern appalachians and then as we move into friday, this thing exits the mid-atlantic states, bringing some snow for the mid-atlantic. in fact charlotte may be right on the edge of seeing some snow. heavier rain from houston on into memphis.
look for heavy showers and thunderstorms along the carolina coast. asheville may see some snow as well, upwards of 1 to 2 inches before it's all over. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds >> and that is your latest (young woman) no, grandma! grandma!! (grandmother) excuse me! (young woman vo) some relationships get better with time. that's why i got a crosstrek. (avo) 97 percent of subaru vehicles sold in the last ten years are still on the road. love. it's what makes subaru, subaru. get 0% for 63 months on select new 2021 models now through february 1st. good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are still seeing some very dense fog in parts of the north bay. i want to make sure you allow some extra time to get to where you're going. novato, visibility at zero. be really careful. after that we're going to see some clearing today and
temperatures heading into the mid to upper 50s through the rest of the forecast, we are going to have more rain coming in starting tomorrow in the north bay. some spotty, light showers elsewhere. dry on thursday. and more rain possible on friday. weather. guys. >> all right, al, great. thank you so much. coming up, a maryland congressman and his wife are sharing an emotional tribute to their late son after his sudden and sad loss their touching message that will speak to a lot of parents. a bit later on, moving march madness. the ncaa's plan to host the entire men's college basketball tournament in a bubble in a single state but first, this is "today" on ♪
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gathering is still ahead of us. >> reporter: i'm bob redell. governor gavin newsom has announced an upcoming budget he'll propose additional money for small businesses especially businesses like bars and restaurants that have been hurt by the shelter in place order. no specifics on how much money would be availbling or what that would entail. the state is announcing it's giving small businesses more time to apply for the relief grant. that deadline extended from january 8th until january 13th. nice to see the help coming. all right. what's coming our way weatherwise? let's check in with meteorologist kari hall. hey, laura. we're going to see dry weather today, but another round of rain set to move in for some especially for the north bay and moving in during the afternoon. so we're all clear today but let's go through the time line, hour by hour outlook shows that by early in the afternoon we are seeing heavy rain moving through the north bay. but it weakens and becomes a lot
more scattered as it moves into the east bay peninsula and the south bay. the rest of us will not see a lot of that rain but, of course, we'll be tracking it with more updates and another chance on friday. laura? sounds good. we'll be waiting for it. and we'll be back here in half an hour. california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours.
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worth airport lasted about an hour and a half. the airport controlled facility had to undergo a thorough cleaning controllers moved temporarily to another facility this, by the way, the second time in a week that dallas area airports were affected by a cleaning of an faa facility following covid-19 cases. alex trebek's final week of shows kicked off yesterday with an emotional message from the late host. he urged viewers to show compassion to those suffering from the coronavirus >> i'd like you to open up your hands and open up your heart to those who are still suffering because of covid-19. people who are suffering through no fault of their own. we're trying to build a gentler, kinder society and if we all pitch in just a little bit, we're going to get there. >> this week's shows were taped in late october, just days before trebek lost his battle with pancreatic cancer friday's show will feature a special tribute to the life and
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opening up this morning about the painful loss of their 25-year-old son, thomas, who died on new year's eve after a painful battle with depression writing in a touching tribute that he had a perfect heart, a perfect soul, an outrageous an relentless sense of humor and a dazzling radiant mind. the two-term congressman and his wife, a former top treasury department official, detailing their son's battle with depression writing that he began to be tortured later in his 20s by a blindingly painful and merciless disease called depression, and adding on the last hellish brutal day of that god awful miserable year of 2020, we also lost our dear, dear beloved son. and despite very fine doctors and a loving family and friendship network, the pain became overwhelming and unyielding and unbearable at
last for our dear boy. this young man of surpassing promise to our broken world. even before the pandemic, lockdowns and quarantines, the number of depression cases in adolescents and young adults has gone up in recent years. but now the american psychological association says nearly 80% of adults say the coronavirus is a significant source of stress in their life, and two out of three say they have experienced increased stress over the course of the pandemic >> america is definitely facing a mental health crisis as a result of the pandemic we have seen an extraordinary number of people, hundreds of thousands, who have come to us at mental health america for help and support far over and above what we would have seen before the pandemic. >> the raskins calling their son a radiant light in a broken world, say he left them a farewell note on new year's eve, writing please forgive me. my illness won today
please look after each other, the animals and the global poor for me all my love, tommy >> sheinelle, people have a moment to read it, the letter from his parents is so touching and so profound. they have decided to honor him and continue this life's work that he had just begun, but really had begun so passionately. >> we're still wrapping our minds around this. but in that powerful tribute the raskins detailed his lifelong passion for helping others and championing animal rights. to honor that they announced the launch of the tommy raskin memorial fund for people and animals. it will distribute money to the causes and charities that he advocated for. we're certainly praying for his family this morning. >> he sounds like an extraordinary young man. sheinelle, thank you very much. coming up next, the ncaa gives new meaning to bubble watch for march madness. an inside look at the plans to move the entire tournament to indiana and save the beloved college tradition, coming up
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depth today. this morning a big move to tell you about in the world of college basketball. >> indeed it is. the ncaa just announced that march madness, of course the men's college basketball tournament, will be held it will be a scaled-down bubble. it will happen in and around the city of indianapolis that decision after last year's tournament was cancelled because of covid concerns. i hear sports fans cheering right now somewhere. nbc's sam brock has some details. hey, sam, good morning. >> reporter: no doubt a lot of excitement hoda, savannah, good morning the ncaa this morning taking a page from the nba's playbook creating a sort of bubble to bring back one of the most watched events in all of sports. 68 different teams competing on six different courts in one city nearly a year ago, college basketball's march madness quickly became march sadness, after covid brought the storied competition to a screeching halt
>> the ncaa has made the decision to cancel the men's and women's tournament what's your reaction >> i'm not sure there was any other reasonable choice. >> reporter: now, newfound hope for 2021 >> the athletes who dealt with so much difficulty this year and have responded with such incredible resiliency and resolve, they deserve it so let's all get this done, indiana. >> reporter: indianapolis will host every tournament game on six different courts, including lucas oil stadium. the pacers bankers life fieldhouse, indiana's assembly hall and butler's hinkle fieldhouse the ncaa says teams will mostly stay at marriott properties on dedicated floors connected by a skywalk to the sprawling convention center. the iowa hawkeyes national player of the year candidate, luka garza, one of many athletes grateful just for the chance to compete.
>> what does the prospect of having an ncaa tournament this year mean to you, mean to the university of iowa >> we're going to have an ncaa tournament is -- you know, it's the reason i came back to be a part of this group and see what we could do. >> reporter: tennessee's ninth ranked volunteers had to pause activities in november after a cluster of covid cases >> it was hard it was tough but it was a good learning experience for us to not take this lightly and to take every safety precaution that we could. >> reporter: and coaches quick to point out the bubble concept is encouraging, but nothing is safe with the coronavirus an ever-present threat. >> the ncaa has probably planned for every scenario possible. they have plan a, plan b, plan c and probably plan d. and during this situation that we're in, we'll have to be flexible. >> players, coaches, we want to play we all want to do whatever we can to protect everybody, but yet we'd love to have a chance to have a championship. >> reporter: the dates for the
tournament still remain the same you can circle those on your calendar march 14th is selection sunday and the final four april 3rd and april 5th. the ncaa right now still deciding whether or not they're going to allow fans in the stands for the tournament. back to you, hoda. >> all right, sam, thank you so much. let's get another check of the weather from al. >> that's right. things have been a little slow in the snow department, and not a lot of folks are complaining about that new york city 10 inches of snow, buffalo 34, 5 inches of snow in chicago. that's 5 inches lower than they should have. buffalo is about 5 inches short. new york city almost 5 inches above. so what we need is some good storm systems coming in, but you also need cold air and we're not seeing that. so this thursday storm will have a southern track with heavy rain, but really that cold air is banked up out to the west so nothing along the east coast now, what we are watching sunday, a storm system coming out of the gulf and then the european model brings it
offshore, just some rain but the american model brings it up and along the mid-atlantic coast a little bit closer, and that could mean some decent amount of snow stretching from the carolinas all the way into the northeast. we'll have to wait and see on that that's wha good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at our high temperatures for today, it's going to reach into the mid-50s for the inland east bay and upper 50s for san jose as well as parts of the peninsula and into the north bay. we're all dry today after the fog clears. we will see that rain rolling in tomorrow. and it's mostly moving in from the north bay during the afternoon but becoming more scattered for the rest of the bay area. and we're dry on thursday before a new round of rain comes in on friday. nd that is your latest weather. guys >> all right, al, thank you. coming up next, kids, lottery fever exploding from coast to coast how about this number, nearly $1 billion up for grabs
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a very good morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia. here is a look at what's happening now. >> reporter: i'm cierra johnson. an online petition has nearly 5,000 signatures urging chesa boudin to resign, this after they say he didn't do enough to help keep mcalister behind bars. he has a lengthy track record and is no stranger to law enforcement. all right, kari. my dog is already looking at me like he wants to go for a walk. when is a good window of opportunity? you can go now but in some parts it's been foggy.
you want to be careful on your way to work. highs in the upper 50s today. where that fog lingers longer will be cooler in parts of the east bay. spots like napa reaching up to 57. 55 in san francisco. the rain returns tomorrow. mostly for the north bay, but the rest of the bay area will see some spotty, light showers during the afternoon. we're dry on thursday, but then we'll be tracking more rain in the forecast on friday before we head into a dry weekend, and temperatures in the upper 50s. laura? all right, sounds good. another local news update is coming up in about half an hour. have a great morning. ♪
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with vaccine distribution under way, when will things return to normal our team of experts is here to answer your questions, from heading back to the office to attending that long-awaited concert, to when will you get the vaccine? we'll break it all down just ahead. and clued in. >> let's do the movies for 600 >> all right >> i'm ryan reynolds. >> the actor opens up about what it was like to work with alex trebek one last time why he says it was truly an honor. today, tuesday, january 5th, 2021 >> hi, savannah and hoda. >> we're the clark family from sunny san diego. >> celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. >> in mississippi. >> celebrating my beautiful daughter's 20th birthday. >> with the "today" show >> hi, savannah and hoda >> we love watching you every day and we can't wait until our
new baby joins the fun in july >> oh, july is going to be a good month, we can't wait either welcome back, guys we're happy to have you on a tuesday morning. so glad you're starting your day with us. craig has the morning off. >> if he were here, this is what he would tell you. don't feel bad if you want to wake up late because you can set your dvr for 7:00 a.m. and you won't miss a thing in case that resolution to wake up earlier isn't exactly panning out. january 5th, we can relate let us get to your news here at 8:00. control of the u.s. senate at stake today in georgia's runoff elections. the president was in the state last night, joe biden in the state yesterday as well. weekend "today" co-anchor and white house correspondent peter alexander has the very latest. peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you this morning voting is already under way in georgia right now those two key senate seats up for grabs will determine control of the senate but more importantly what president-elect biden may or may not be able to get done you see live pictures of the
lines already. president trump hours after a republican election official in georgia debunked his false claims of victory there repeated them on stage, fueling his supporters with more disinformation the first words out of president trump's mouth were not true. >> by the way, there's no way we lost georgia there's no way that was a rigged election >> reporter: he was supposed to be campaigning ahead of today's crucial senate runoffs instead the president obsessed over last year's election loss again falsely claiming he won. >> and they're not taking this white house, we're going to fight like hell. >> reporter: hours after huddling with vice president pence in the oval office, the president called on pence to help deliver him a second term when the senate votes tomorrow whether to certify the results for president-elect biden. but to be clear, pence does not have the power to change the outcome. >> i hope that our great vice
president -- our great vice president comes through for us he's a great guy of course if he doesn't come through, i won't like him quite as much. >> reporter: republicans are bitterly divided over the decision by 13 gop senators and more than 100 others in the house to object to the certification of biden's victory. the president still fuming after that contentious hour-long call where he tried and failed to pressure georgia republican secretary of state brad raffensperger to find the votes to overturn his defeat raffensperger does not know who released the recording but he was glad it was made public after president trump mischaracterized their conversation. >> you can't keep taking shots from people and people putting out stuff that's not true. we're going to respond forcibly sometimes with the facts if people can't handle the facts, i'm sorry, but those are the facts. >> reporter: on capitol hill a pair of democrats are now asking the fbi director to open a criminal investigation into the
president. >> it is a crime to solicit election fraud, and that's what donald trump did over and over again. >> reporter: president-elect biden in georgia bashing president trump. >> i don't know why he still wants the job. he doesn't want to do the work. >> reporter: and already washington is bracing for what's going to be a tense couple days here in the capital ahead of tomorrow's certification vote with tens of thousands of trump supporters expected to show up on wednesday for a rally right near the white house you can see streets and places already blocked off. the president says that he will attend savannah. >> peter alexander at the white house. peter, thank you. this morning the uk is imposing drastic new measures to get covid under control there. prime minister boris johnson just announced a new lockdown there with that more contagious strain of the virus fueling a new surge in cases today senior international correspondent keir simmons in london with the very latest. hey, keir, good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning to you
you reported in the past hour ot the huge hurdles over there on vaccine rollouts and with the new uk covid strain arriving now in the u.s there may be lessons from overseas on all those issues, starting with that new, more infectious variant forcing a massive lockdown here in the uk. with cases of coronavirus surging, frighteningly fast, britain is back in lockdown, imposing the highest level of restrictions schools closed again, even exams cancelled. >> i still want to see my friends. >> reporter: the prime minister accused of causing chaos with u-turns, insisting this week's rollout of the new astrazeneca vaccine will be a game-changer. >> the weeks ahead will be the hardest yet, but i really do believe that we're entering the last phase of the struggle. >> reporter: the uk has a centralized, national vaccine deployment and print has taken many steps not so far favored in the u.s.
from approving the easier-to-use astrazeneca vaccine to adding time between vaccinations to give more people a first dose. the world's biggest success story right now, israel. this morning, we found people lining up for vaccine appointments no overnight lines of seniors here. >> reporter: israel already had a vaccine registry everyone has electronic files. so israel was kind of set up for success. >> everything is done through our phones we all get notification where we can receive the vaccination and it works very, very well. >> reporter: israel is a relatively small country but it has administered far more first doses. 14 in every 100 people than the u.s. with just over 1 in 100 getting their initial vaccine. the current u.s. total is 4.5 million vaccines given so far, the same number as china, but the world picture is the most worrying just 13 million vaccines administered out of a global
population of 7.5 billion. and scientists say without an international effort, we won't beat the coronavirus >> if we could truly do something on a global scale, there is the potential that we eliminate it. >> reporter: warning that as long as covid is with us, we'll likely need to vaccinate again and again. and why, hoda, is it so important to vaccinate internationally and not just in individual countries well, because as long as the virus continues, it will keep mutating the british health secretary, hoda, just this week saying he's now very, very worried, that's a quote, about a new mutation in south africa hoda. >> wow keir simmons for us in london. thank you. eight minutes after the hour, otherwise known as the boost. >> here we go, let's do it, let's do it. dogs enjoy nature in a bunch of different ways some love to splash in the water, others like to relax in the sun. and then there's this guy. all right, off he goes
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just clarify that confusion. >> hoda, i wish i could clarify the confusion, but it's confusing across the country it's probably going to stay that way for a little while here's why it's state by state, sometimes county by county on how they do this and it depends on the delivery they're getting from the distribution of the vaccine. your best bet is first talk to your employer. talk to them to find out when you can get it and if they're giving it to people. then check with the state public health websites. they're going to have some information and might direct you to the county health websites and talk to your doctor. you definitely want to get it when you're in your phase. but you might have to do your homework and some leg work to try to find out exactly when you can and where you can get it. >> along the lines of receiving the vaccine, we've seen how slow the rollout is, there are not many vaccines that are given out in the united states i think the number is 4 million or something like that when do you anticipate most americans will be vaccinated >> hoda, i think most americans will get vaccinated by summertime you heard earlier about the
confusion in the rollout not just here but globally and how slow it's going. the ball will start rolling a lot faster and smooth out. the systems will get under control. i still think it's going to be springtime before the general public can start getting it and probably summertime. dr. fauci said fall. i think that's probably a little late my guess is probably summertime by the time most of us end up getting it. >> one last very, very popular question on instagram, when should we expect to not be wearing masks anymore? >> this is the biggest question i get from a lot people, when can we ditch these masks i think we'll have to keep masks here for a while, especially after you get the vaccine. my guess is going forward masks will be in our lives probably for the rest of your lives every now and then >> all right, dr. torres, thank you. let's turn to vicky nguyen who has insight into our social lives in 2021. vicky, let's start with school president-elect biden saying in the first 100 days he'll try to get the majority of schools open what has to take place for that to happen? >> the key is testing, testing,
testing. we're not talking about standardized testing, but this is a cornerstone of biden's plan, which is getting our kids back in school safely requires rapid, reliable and frequent testing of our teachers and our staff. that's one to two times a week politico says this comes at a cost of $8 to $10 billion. for the first three months big game-changer after those three months because hopefully by then we'll see the vaccinations the cdc said put teachers right after health care workers and the elderly. let's get our teachers vaccinated we're seeing states totally on board saying, yes, fast track the teachers that will change the school environment drastically. >> governor cuomo here in new york, there's a buffalo bills playoff game and he's going to do a rollout trying to test 6,700 fans this could open up the gateway for us going back to concerts and sporting events. >> absolutely. and dr. anthony fauci says he thinks by fall we could see full stadiums, full arenas.
a lot depends on can we pick up the pace getting everyone vaccinated if we can by summer, fall looks very realistic it's going to be up to the sports leagues the nba went back and they were all in the bubble. nfl did it very differently. if you have an open air arena, that's a different restriction and perhaps you can relax the guidelines a little bit more than if your sport is played in a smaller, enclosed space. fingers crossed we get our sports back by the fall. >> finally one of our viewers, caitlin, has a question regarding weddings let's take a look. >> my name is caitlin. as a summer of 2021 bride, do you think our venue will be able to have half capacity and dancing with masks on by the summer >> i really hope so. we're talking about early summer versus later summer. that's six to eight months from now. a lot of things could be different. the f word of 2020 remains the f word of 2021, flexibility. so talk to your venues, having options, hoda. ask them what is the refund, what is the fee if i have to change my dates, whether it's a save the date or your honeymoon.
you just want to know what the plan a, the plan b and plan c will be so you're not paying extra out of pocket. at the end of the day when it comes to 2021 even with vaccinations, it's a personal risk calculation for your household. maybe some things are safer for you, maybe some things are safer for me but we've got to assess what we're comfortable with. >> the chicken dance at the end of the wedding is silly enough, i can't imagine with a mask. thank you for some great tips. what changes may be coming to the workplace that's a question stephanie ruhle will answer for us okay, here's our numero uno question will companies require, require their employees to get vaccinated >> well, companies can in december the federal government said a company can ask their employees to get vaccinated if you're not comfortable, your employer could say, well, we're not ready to have you back in the office like all things we really want the answer to, it's complicated. it's not completely black and white. so if there are religious
reasons or health reasons why you can't, you want to work with your employer and hopefully find other accommodations. >> okay. a lot of people want to know, steph, what the future of the workplace is like. a guy named steve sent us a question let's hear it. >> hi, my name is steve. could it be time for more companies to consider moving work to people's home offices? many people are more productive there and it could be considered a cost-saving effort in terms of office space. >> we're already seeing a mix. a lot of companies are phasing their employees back google, for example, is doing a collaborative workweek where you're in the office for a few days and working from home a couple other days. to steve's point, we will likely see in the future companies start to shrink their office space. but i wouldn't expect it soon. nobody really wants to share desks right now. the last thing to think about when we do go back to work, dr. torres said it, we will likely be wearing masks at work if you take public transportation, you're definitely going to be wearing a mask then. >> just quickly, steph, this is a biggie
a lot of the restaurant industry obviously has been hit hard by this when do you think we're actually going to see crowded restaurants again? >> crowded restaurants, health experts say not until the fall you are not going to be crowding into a bar for st. patrick's day. by cinco de mayo you are probably eating indoors with some space but as far as jamming on it in a bar, i'll see you next winter. >> we'll join you at the bar next winter, steph, that's a date all right, thank you i want to give another thank you to dr. torres, vicky nguyen. and speaking of questions, what does the weather hold for us what do you say we go over to mr. roker and get some answers. >> still thinking about stephanie saying jamming that's almost as good as everybody have fun tonight anyway, some snow showers in the northeast, sunshine to the south, a little bit of wet weather through the appalachians, mild in the plains, some snow coming through the northern rockies and high surf advisories for southern california that's what's going on aro
>> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we also have those high surf advisories along our coast and inland, we're starting out with some sunshine today, even though we've seen fog in the north bay. watch out for that on your way to work. dry today but there will be a new storm system coming in tomorrow. first starting out in the north bay making its way across the bay by tomorrow. it continues to move to the south. as we go through the rest of the forecast, we'll have a chance to dry out before more rain comes in on friday. our latest weather. all right, i'm ready it's popstart, first of the new year yes, hit it! >> there's so much pressure to deliver now after that enthusiastic intro let's talk about last night's "jeopardy" that had star power in the form of ryan reynolds the final five shows from alex trebek before his passing and reynolds popped up as a jeopardy clue in monday's episode. >> let's do the movies for 600. >> all right >> i'm ryan reynolds
in my 2020 movie "free guy" i play a bank teller that comes to realize he's an mpc short for this kind of character in an open world video game. >> what is a nonplayer character? >> you are right. >> reynolds writing about that moment on twitter, saying it's an honor and a little heart breaking to be with alex trebek one last time on "jeopardy" back in november. after trebek's passing reynolds revealed that the "jeopardy" host actually will be appearing in the film. alex was kind enough to film a cameo for our film despite his battle he was gracious and funny in addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course canadian ryan always working it in there. awards show season will be ramping up soon and one film getting a lot of buzz is called "one night in miami. it's directed by regina king the film follows four legends, muhammed ali, malcolm x, jim brown and sam cook as they celebrate ali's 1964 win over
sonny liston as the new trailer promises, it makes for one memorable night. >> don't you think it's a good time to party? >> tonight is a chance for us to reflect. >> i mean no one else is coming? >> whoa, this is off to a hopping start. >> without having to answer to anybody forward. we have to be there for each other. >> who's the greatest? >> you are >> brothers can move mountains without lifting a finger >> oh! >> we'll have to see that. >> "one night in miami" hits amazon prime on january 15th >> mark your calendars. finally alicia keys, we all know what she can do with the piano, amazing things. as she's proven before, she actually played two pianos once at the gram he's back in 2019.
♪ i mean come on >> come on. >> now alicia is kicking off 2021 by literally making art with her piano check out her latest instagram video. >> yo, i think i just did something crazy. watch this ♪ >> oh, my gosh >> i want that for my living room >> i'm not 100% sure that's real i think it is. it must be, right? paint is on top of the key and the key flies sending the paint. that's amazing what's the bidding going to start for that piece >> i'm in. if she'll do it for charity, i'm in. >> really? all right. we'll follow up with that. coming up, guys, straight ahead some very good things from
martha stewart she's with us to share her brand new book, her 98th book. it will be a best-seller for sure that will help you live your best life. >> whoa, whoa, steady! good morning. i'm scott mcgrew. the state supreme court scheduled to hear arguments to end the california cash bail system. now back in november, voters rejected the ballot measure that would have done the exact same thing but supporters argue it's actually a defendant's constitutional liberty to have their ability to pay bail considered. not doing so, they say, is a violation of their rights. if justices ultimately approve, the decision would be much harder for voters to overturn. let's get a check of your weather. a little less rain today. >> yeah, but now we have a lot of fog. this is a look at our live view
in san francisco. we can barely see anything here. so watch out for that. maybe allow extra time to get to work this morning. and we're going to see some sunshine today but rain returns tomorrow and we'll see it mostly starting out in the north bay with heavier rainfall and then moving into parts of the south bay and east bay during tomorrow evening's commute and it kind of weakens and falls apart. just scattered showers. dry on thursday and another chance of rain in the forecast early on friday before we head into a dry weekend and high temperatures reaching into the upper 50s. scott? >> we'll have a big weather update coming for you in about a half an hour. we'll see you then. tasha, did you know geico could save you hundreds
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guys, it is 8:30 it's tuesday, the 5th day of january, 2021. savannah left a little early, has a little business to do in washington, d.c. craig has the morning off. we do have a real busy half hour ahead. it's filled with ideas that will help you feel your best. >> and for starters, we've got martha stewart with us she's going to teach us all how to make her signature good for you green juice. that sounds terrible and wait until you hear her idea for using a nearly empty jar of mustard. >> plus we're going to get a taste of the year's big workout trend. it's military inspired and this
army vet definitely knows what she's talking about when it comes to getting your body and your mind right. >> her name is destiny and then jenna is in the house and she's ready to share her book club pick for january the studio is always a little brighter when jenna bush hager shows up. >> good to see her. meantime just ahead on the third hour, what you need to know about the future of job interviews, and how the hiring process is actually now going virtual. >> and tomorrow on "today," jill martin will bring us a few steals and deals to help with all of your health and fitness goals. mr. roker, though, first you have a check of the weather. >> let's check it out. to start off today we are looking at a quiet day relatively, some snow showers and a little rain in the mid-atlantic states, mild in the plains, some snow in the northern rockies and some high surf advisories in southern california a new storm moves into the pacific northwest. another storm getting itself together in the central plains bringing heavy showers and thunderstorms to the mississippi river valley look for some flurries around the great lakes, sunshine along the east coast
>> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are going to be all dry today, but here's our next storm system that's off the coast. that will be moving in for tomorrow afternoon. so enjoy the sunshine today once we get it in some spots it's been really foggy. then going into the forecast for tomorrow, the rain starts in the north bay during the early afternoon hours. more scattered activity for the rest of the bay area. on thursday, we're dry, but we could see another chance of rain coming in early on friday morning. >> and that's your latest weather. hoda. >> all right, al, thank you. coming up next, we've got the one, the only martha stewart making good use of leftovers like nobody's business she's got clever ideas, plus a new book out, her 98th book. >> wow. >> i think it will be on the best-sellers list today. >> literally. >> for sure.
we're "today" food and this morning a certain someone is out with her 98th book. >> of course she is. and we could only be talking about the one, the only martha stewart. this time around sharing her genius ideas for an easier, more enjoyable life. >> from cooking to organizing and decorating, martha has you covered in her all in one hand book it is called "very good things." martha, let's get to those good things here in just a second first i have to ask you about this snow plowing thing. for three hours you were out at the farm what is going on with you? >> i was well, i love to go out on the snow plow because i like to just see what's going on at the farm, first of all, and i love snow. we don't get enough of it, i think. and i get lost out there nobody can reach me, i can't hear my phone, it's so nice. >> do you do driveways in long island >> well, not really. but any place up in westchester i'm for hire.
>> martha, i know you celebrated new year's with your family, but you also celebrated with one snoop dogg >> oh, yes. >> i saw snoop dogg doing a little thing on cnn with andy cohen talking about -- he was speaking some tales about you. what was it like spending a little bit of new year's with snoop? >> well, i rushed home from new york i had dinner at my daughter's with the grandchildren, we opened presents because we celebrated christmas on new year's eve this year then i rushed home and had to get gussied up for snoop's new year's eve party we had so much fun i just set up all the lights myself i had nobody to help me except my driver, carlos. and so we did the whole segment right in my dining room and it was so much fun. and i posted it. i have a record number of likes on that post. >> of course you do. >> no surprise there so, martha, with this new book you've got all these tips.
how did you winnow them down over all this time you've accumulated so many amazing tips just for a good life >> well, this is the 30th anniversary of our magazine where i debut good things. and so every single issue has more than, oh, probably five good things in it. so count that times 30 times 12 times 30 and we have a lot of good things that we have accumulated. many things that i just found in my own kitchen, in my own home all kinds of editors came up with other good things so in the book there are 500 good things that will make your life nicer, easier, more practical, and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to create your own good things once you start in on this trend >> very good. >> and good things -- good things -- i start off with my best good thing, which is green juice every morning. and everything that you have in
your fridge can go into the green juice if it's fresh. i tend to go totally organic i grow a lot of the stuff. but i use celery don't cut the leaves off wash the stalks and just put it right into the juicer. this is an easy juicer to use, so i like to use this. make sure you put it in, see the juice coming out and spinach. oh, i love spinach spinach leaves right in there. >> look at that. >> stick it right in there how do you sweeten it? what do you add to make it sweet, martha? >> and then a cucumber put a cucumber in there. that's delicious. >> how do you make it taste good what do you add? >> and i put a little bit of ginger, a little bit of orange
put that right in there. >> that has as much horsepower as the snowplow. >> and you will have the mos delectable green juice ever. >> put some tequila in it. >> you could you could make your cocktails with that. and all the ground-up vegetables go right into the compost. do not waste that. you can put that right in the compost. >> all right >> and then another thing is, you know, you're trying to figure out what to serve people. i love to make breakfast for people and so i have my own eggs but just take a dozen eggs, heat beat them up and find in your refrigerator cooked steamed broccoli, some beautiful peppers. i have red, orange and yellow, some cheese. if you have some bacon left over from yesterday, some herbs, fresh herbs, put fresh herbs and olive oil, season it up, and then the fritatta is so easy in
a buttered dish like this. just pour in your dozen eggs, have your oven preheated to 400 degrees. >> did you get those fresh herbs from snoop >> you could, but don't tell anybody. you want to have a lot of happy guests, you do that. >> nice. >> and then a little bit of vegetable. and a big thing that we're doing nowadays is making these fritattas and then making delicious sandwiches out of them here's a sandwich. look, this is the baked fritatta on whole wheat bread. >> that looks real good. >> it's so good. and so you finish this, put this in the oven. i would top it with some nice grated cheese. and you can make several of these and just serve them. i eat them all day long. i like them hot out of the oven, i like them warm and i like them cold >> martha, before you go real quick, the trick with the mustard jar, what do you do with an almost-empty mustard jar?
>> you never can get all of the mustard out of a jar, so just put your olive oil right in the jar, put a little bit of lemon juice in the jar, salt, pepper, a little shallot, shake it up and you have the most delicious dressing >> that's a great idea. >> so easy. >> and save the jar and use it over and over again. >> congrats on your book, martha. >> 98th book >> yep i miss you guys. everybody good >> yeah, we're all good. >> we miss you we can't wait until you're back in here. >> 98 books and martha is one of them. >> congratulations on the new book. >> thank you thank you so much. >> the book is martha stewart' "very good things. you can find it on today.com/shop while you're there, that's where you can find all of her recipes at today.com/food. coming up next, do you feel like getting fit in 2021 we'll get a lesson on the year's hottest exercise trend it's militar
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we're back with our start "today" series focused on making 2021 your best year yet. >> yes. >> this morning a popular exercise trend right now, which is military-inspired workouts. >> destiny monroe is an army veteran, a certified fitness trainer and an influencer with half a million followers on instagram. she lives, breathes the motto no excuses, only results. >> destiny joining us from her home in dallas she's got some great moves to get us all in shape. destiny, i think people might be watching this and thinking, oh, my god, i'm intimidated. i can't do a military kind of workout. is this just for people who are kind of already in shape or can you start from zero? >> oh, definitely not. you can start from zero. you do not have to be from a military background to be fit. also, happy new year i hope everyone is doing great today. >> happy new year.
>> destiny, happy new year to you too. >> so, destiny, you say you should have three different tips to set different things, like, first of all, you say set goals. >> yes so you want to set your daily fitness goals, right you want to be intentional with your training. you want to hold yourself accountable. and also you want to take progress photos. i would recommend every two weeks. >> every two weeks take a picture? >> yes, so every two weeks you want to take a picture you want to do that so that can help boost your confidence and show your progress here are your three main poses that i would recommend you want to stand straight, your hands raised and you want to do a side-view with your hands raised forward and do a back view with your hands raised to the sides and that will be for setting your fitness goals. >> that would be terrifying, destiny. that's what that would be. >> we're already afraid of you. >> destiny, happy new year,
thank you for your service too also, by the way let's talk about the nutrition and how that coincides with your workouts. >> most definitely, the nutrition is the most important aspect of your fitness journey you want to make sure that you have a proper one that aligns specifically with your training goals. say, for instance, do you want to lose weight you want to be in a calorie deficit of 500 calories daily. if you want to put on muscle, you want a calorie surplus where you have 500 plus calories a day. and remember the cardinal rule, 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. >> 80% nutrition, 20% fitness. >> that is a real number >> calories in, calories out. >> yes. >> what i like is one of your exercises is something we've been doing since we were kids but you do it with a twist it's the jumping jack. >> yes, most definitely, the jumping jack, which is a great full body cardio move. it's also one of the core exercises in the military. so here we go. you're going to go 1, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 3
if you want to intensify that and add a twist, we'll cross your arms and your legs. so 1, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 3, 2 -- >> so you have to be coordinated. >> yes, you do yes. again, these moves can be done at home, in the gym or outside now, another one that we're going to do are the body weight squats these are really great, especially for our women, but men, y'all can do it too because y'all need strong glutes so those are going to target the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings make sure your knees are outside your pinky toes, your neck and spine are aligned and you're engaging that core when you're going down, drop into that hole, come up and squeeze at the top of those glutes it should look like a cabbage right here. >> a cabbage mine looks more like a cauliflower.
>> oh, cauliflower. >> destiny, how many should you do >> i would recommend at least 20 reps so that way you can feel that burn. yes, oh, yes. >> destiny, what are the surrenders >> oh, the surrenders. so those are going to be more intensified for the squats so you want to make sure you have something down here to protect your knees get down on your knees, interlock your hands, place them behind your head and go up one knee at a time make sure you stay low so that way you can feel that burn in those glutes and quadriceps. >> it hurts just looking. >> yes, most definitely. >> what we've learned from this entire thing is you're in great shape, destiny. >> you're amazing. i want to be like you. >> you're incredible we want to say thank you so much, destiny, we appreciate it. you can learn more about destiny's workouts on our website. thank you, destiny. >> thanks, destiny. >> thank you. she'll reveal her bois here. ok ♪ ♪
welcome back guys, we are here with jenna she is joining us to reveal her january read always waiting for it, girl, it's here. >> this one, al, you're going to love it. i know some of you may have new year's resolutions to read more. carson >> to read, period. >> it feels so good to kick off the year with a new and vibrant and refreshing title a plot that kept me reading into the night. so drum roll, please the first read with jenna pick of 2021, it's hard to even say that, is "black buck" by mateo askaripour it's his debut novel this book is a story of race, ambition and family all wrapped into a raw and unique literary voice. so we meet darren, a 22-year-old brooklyn resident living a content life as a starbucks manager. all is calm into a bizarre encounter with the ceo of a tech startup leads darren to take on
a new gig and persona as a ferocious salesman under the company-given nak nickname "buck" and when things at home take a tragic turn, darren hatches a new plan to help young people of color break down barriers in the sales world. this is so good. >> it sounds great. >> it sounds like a movie. >> somebody should make a movie. not me, but carson, you? it's so, so good i think everybody will like it my husband loved it. it's funny and fresh, it's unique and mateo will be a literary force. >> you find a lost of first-time authors who hit home runs on their first book. >> he is brilliant i can't wait to talk with him. al, this is for you. carson, i have one for you. >> and you sent me one at my house. >> have you read it yet? >> no, but i have it that's a start. >> so he leaves the starbucks for the tech startup >> he leaves the starbucks for the tech startup. >> does it work out? >> you will have to see. you will have to see. >> come on
i can't wait. >> jenna, thanks so much to buy the book and learn more about joining the conversations, head to today.com/readwithjenna. if you want to read with jenna news letter, text jenna. what don't you have? 66866. there you go. how about we celebrate some birthdays. >> i'd love to first birthdays of the new year, time to spin the smucker's jars. let's bring up our first birthday celebrant a happy 104th birthday to gene moretti of somerville, new jersey he served his country during world war ii and we salute you for your service coming up next, john raggi a proud grandpa of 100 married to the love of his life for 50 years libby baker graduated high school when she was just 16 years old. leona meyer of sheldon, new york, is 101 volunteered on the board of elections for 35 years ethel kincaid is from owington,
kentucky a golfer celebrating 100 years she said the secret to longevity, a tablespoon of vinegar every morning. happy 104th birthday to alfred blaschke an adventurous guy he is the guinness world record holder for the oldest tandem parachute jump your grandpa would have loved him, jenna he broke the record at 103 years and 181 days old >> wow >> that's pretty cool! all right, guys. jenna, we're going to be together in our fourth hour, but first coming up on the third hour, dylan is putting a healthy spin on quesadilla when she cooks with cal what do we have coming up? >> we have chrissy metz and we have each other. >> we do that's really all you need bye-bye, everybody nice talking to you.
today. as we go through the forecast, we're dry today, but a new storm will be moving in by tomorrow. we can see it off the coast. it first moves into the north bay and works its way across the rest of the bay area. as we go hour by hour, we're going to see the rain moving into the north bay during early tomorrow afternoon. here we are stopping it at 1:30 as we are going to see some pockets of heavy rain near santa rosa and approaching napa. a lot of the rain falls apart as it moves into parts of the peninsula and east bay. not expecting a lot of that rain in parts of the south bay. it's going to be a quick-moving system and weakening as it passes. we're dry, mostly on thursday, but by early friday morning, a new storm system will come in. we go into the weekend with temperatures in the upper 50s. morning temperatures in the low 40s, and san francisco will see temperatures in the mid-50s over the next several days.
live from studio 1 dla in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning. it is so nice to be here in the studio. welcome to the third hour of "today" on this tuesday, january 5th. i am dylan here with sheinelle and al is back. >> welcome back. >> craig is not here for your big return. >> well, it's good to see everybody. >> good to see your faces in person. we haven't seen each other in forever. >> at least two weeks. >> it's been a long time. i was on vacation before you were. >> that's right. >> we're happy to be with you this morning. >> we're all reunited and, boy, do we have a good show for you today, including a look at
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