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especially. >> all right, thanks so much. and thank you for joining us as well. >> here's a live look at san jose. the "today" show starts right now. have a good one. >> we need more sites. we need more vaccines. >> as the u.s. tops 25 million covid cases, the vaccine crisis and concern over dangerous, new strains of the virus grow more dire. >> the pla is in a nosedive, and we got to pull it up. >> new restrictions being announced to stave off yet another wave. but signs of hope. the post-christmas surge may be slowing. we'll talk about that and the push to double up on your masks with dr. anthony fauci. next step. the senate set to receive the
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article of impeachment against former president trump today, where republicans appear split on moving forward with the trial. >> it's like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire. >> what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. if not, what is? >> just ahead, the growing division in washington, and what you can expect this week. coast-to-coast winter storm. a dangerous mix of snow and ice racing across the country. tens of millions from the rockies to new england bracing for power outages and treacherous travel. al's forecast straight ahead. all that, plus billion-dollar mystery. >> it's too much money for one person to handle. >> the search under way for the lone winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots ever. and the clock is ticking for that lucky person to come forward. and one for the ages. >> brady goes for the deep shot. he's got a touchdown! >> 43-year-old tom brady rewrites the record books again, leading tampa bay to a big upset
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and a trip to the super bowl, while the new face of the nfl, patrick mahomes, carries the defending champion chiefs back to the big game. >> here's mahomes. underhanded, he throws it for the touchdown. >> and the epic showdown is set. today, monday, january 25th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hi, everybody. good morning. welcome to "today." it is good to have you with us bright and early on a monday morning. we'll send our congrats out to the chiefs and the buccaneers this morning. congratulate tom brady. >> the super bowl stage is set. we want to give a special shout-out to tom brady, who added to his legacy. he reached his unprecedented tenth super bowl. what was the first thing he wanted? after the historic win, you know
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what he did? big hug from one of his sons in the stands. beautiful there. we'll have more on the super bowl matchup just ahead. plus, it's the start of an important, big week in washington where a showdown looms on capitol hill over former president trump's impeachment trial. now, we know when it is expected to start. we have the latest on that straight ahead. first, our top story, the coronavirus. there is mixed news on the crisis this morning. >> that's right. while cases appear to be slowing, there are new problems with the vaccine rollout, new fears over those fast-moving strains of the virus. in a moment, we'll talk to dr. anthony fauci about where these things stand with both. first, nbc's tom costello will get us started this morning. tom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just a stunning number out this morning. 25 million meshes have had or have covid. now, a lot of states are struggling to get the vaccine
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into arms. meanwhile, the biden administration now trying to ensure there's enough supply to meet demand. this morning, the biden administration is looking for immediate action, with the nation expected to hit 500,000 deaths sometime next month. >> the plane is in a nosedive, and we got to pull it back up. >> reporter: vaccine shortages across the country. >> i can't tell you how much vaccine we have. if i can't tell it to you, i can't tell it to the governors and i can't tell it to the state health officials. >> reporter: leading to canceled appointments and growing frustration. from florida -- >> every week we get our allocations, and it is half than the week before. >> reporter: -- to california. >> we need more sites. we need more vaccines. we are actively working towards both. >> reporter: the biden administration says its focus is on ramping up a national effort. setting up federal vaccination centers and using the defense production act to increase supplies. a large-scale, national response
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that president biden's chief of staff says they're now building from scratch. >> the process to distribute the vaccine, particularly outside of nursing homes and hospitals, to the community as a whole, did not exist when we came into the white house. >> reporter: adding to the concern, the new viral strains, like the uk variant, now detected in at least 22 states, which may be more contagious and more deadly. today, president biden set to ban travel from south africa to the u.s. by non-citizens to address the new variant found there. >> a little bit more concerning with the south african isolate, mainly the mutant now prevalent in south africa. >> reporter: biden is reinstating an entry ban on all non-u.s. travelers who have been in brazil, the uk, ireland, and 26 european countries. this as dr. deborah birx is opening up about her experience on the coronavirus task force during the trump administration. >> i saw the president
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presenting graphs that i never made, so i know that someone or someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president. you can't do that. >> reporter: also this morning, some good news. it appears that the post-holiday surge is stabilizing, that according to the cdc. we saw and expected to see a big bump in people who had covid after the holidays. that's now plateauing. savannah? >> tom, thank you very much. joining us now is dr. anthony fauci, the chief medical adviser for president biden and director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. dr. fauci, good to see you, as always. >> good to be with you. >> let's start with some good news for a change. the seven-day average shows a drop in cases in this country of about 30%. hospitalizations are down, as well. how real is this drop-off? is it possible, with the vaccines that we are starting to
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see the beginning of the end, or at least the worst behind us? >> well, you know what i think this really is, is just the natural peaking and then plateauing and coming down. the number of vaccines that we've gotten into the arms of people, good start. we want to keep going, get a lot of people vaccinated, but i don't think the dynamics of what we're seeing now with the plateauing is significantly influenced, yet -- it will be soon -- but yet by the vaccine. i think it is the natural course of plateauing. we see when you get off a holiday season, we were expecting that there may have been even more. apparently not. we're going to come down and stay there. the one thing we have to keep our eye on, we don't want to get complacent and think, oh, things are going in the right direction. we could pull back a bit you know, we do have circulating now a variant from the uk that's in over 20 states right now, that is a variant that has a
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better capability of being transmitted more efficiency from person to person it's one of those things there's good news, but there's also sobering news the good news is what you just said, that we seem to be plateauing the sobering news is that we cannot bring our guard up and lose the intensity of being able to use the public health measures to prevent the further spread >> the battle -- >> if, in fact, the variant becomes dominant -- if the becomes dominant, we're going to be faced with another challenge of a virus that has a degree of of transmisability variant that has a greater degree of transmissibility becomes dominant, we're going to be faced with another challenge of a virus that has a more efficient capability of spreading. >> and that leads me to the next question because this variant from the uk, which the cdc has said will likely become dominant, the uk just announced that it is not only more contagious, it is more deadly. how concerning is that >> right well, obviously, that's always concerning when you see that
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the data has not come out officially, but taking a look at the preliminary data that the uk scientists analyzed, i'm pretty convinced that there is an increased degree of seriousness of the actual infection, which we have to keep an eye on. >> let's talk about south africa it has its own strain. actually, i believe, a couple of strains. one of them has been shown to perhaps reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine or antibody protection, which is, of course, very disturbing. the biden administration just announced a travel ban to go in effect on south africa is it fast enough? how worried are you that the south african strain is coming or may already be here >> well, let's unpack that a bit, first of all. yes, we are more concerned about the south african strain right now. because when you do studies in the test tube, in vitro studies, it shows that the ability of monoclonal antibodies that have been used for therapy, that is
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really impaired in the presence of these particular variants in other words, these monoclonal antibodies don't nearly work as well as treatment. there is a very slight, modest diminution in the efficacy of a vaccine against it, but there is enough cushion with the vaccines that we have that we still consider them to be effective against both the uk strain and the south african strain but we don't want to take that lightly because these things continue to evolve but i don't want people to think, at this point, that the vaccines are not effective against them they are however, we really need to make sure that we begin, and we already have, to prepare, if it's necessary, to upgrade the vaccines we're already taking steps in that direction despite the fact that the vaccines that we have now do work, your question about what
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we want to do with travel from south africa, i believe it is very prudent that the president made the decision to essentially block travel from south africa, from people who are non-u.s. citizens there's also going to be an additional situation where anybody coming into the country is going to have to have a negative covid test before they get on the plane when they get here, they're going to have to have a period of quarantine with a second test we're taking seriously the potential for the influx of these types of mutants into the country. >> a lot of folks are hearing now about double masking, wearing two masks, or try to get one of the n-95 medical grade masks. do you believe that's advisable and makes a difference >> you know, it likely does. i mean, this i virus to get in. so if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes
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common sense that it likely would be more effective. that's the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an n-95 >> as we await this vaccine rollout to really get going, this new cdc director said the government has no idea how much vaccine they have, so states and localities can't even really plan and make those appointments ron klain, the white house chief of staff, told "meet the press" that there was no process for distributing the vaccines beyond nursing homes and hospitals. i mean, you have a unique insight because you've been there the whole time how did this happen, and how quickly can this be fixed? >> yeah, i think we're going to get our arms around that pretty quickly. i imagine that the comment of the cdc director, dr. walensky, was taken a little out of context. what she was trying to say is that there are multiple steps,
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producing the vaccine, getting it into the vials, getting it shipped, getting it distributed, and getting it into people's arms there are, you know, vaccine at each one of those steps. and there is confusion when you ask a given individual, "well, how many are at this stage, and how many are at that stage?" what i had done in the past is call up the person who was responsible for that type of a distribution to the local place where they should be, and that's the person involved in "operation warp speed,' general perna. he can tell you ultimately how many are going to be shipped we'll get the number but dr. walensky was right, there is a bit of confusion at any given stage, but we can get our arms around that and get the information pretty quickly. >> dr. fauci, good to have your time and perspective this morning. thank you very much. >> good to be with you thanks for having me. turning to politics. the next step toward donald
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trump's unprecedented second impeachment trial is expected later tonight. let's show you where things stand and how it'll unfold 7:00 eastern, the house will deliver a single article, incitement of insurrection. tomorrow senators will be sworn in as jurors >> traditionally, the trial would begin immediately, but senate leaders agreed to a two-week delay, meaning the trial would begin on february 9th. >> we have a lot to unpack all of it looming over president biden's first 100 days in office hallie jackson has more. good morning >> good morning. the timing is set, as you laid out, but the question now is the outcome, right to convict former president trump, democrats would need 17 gop senators to cross the aisle and join them. mow, publicly, you're seeing replicaubresistance to that prospect.
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>> reporter: a chorus of criticism this morning from republican senators ahead of former president trump's impeachment trial. >> we already have a flaming fire in this country, and it is like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire. reporter: some arguing that since donald trump is out of office, it's out of their hands. >> i think it is a moot point. becae i think right now, donald trump is no longer the president. >> this trial is beyond our constitutional authority the more i talk to other republican senators, the more they're beginning to line up behind the position i announced a couple weeks ago. >> reporter: but there is no consensus in the gop, not yet. take senator mitt romney, the only republican to vote for conviction in the last impeachment trial. >> i believe that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. if not, what is? >> reporter: 17 republican senators would need to vote against president trump, a high bar, but democrats think it should be obvious why they should not just his incitement of the capitol attack, but an
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explosive, new report that the president almost fired acting attorney general jeff rosen this month, in a bid to weaponize the justice department in his fight against the democratic process >> the president was actually actively trying to take out his own attorney general and put in an unknown bureaucrat, conspiring with him. >> reporter: the president and a justice department lawyer had been working on a plan to forc out rosen and have georgia state lawmakers overturn the presidential election results, according to the "new york times. an effort that was unsuccessful. a justice department official familiar with the events confirms the report to nbc news. a trump adviser did not directly deny the account one of the house impeachment managers tasked with delivering the democrats' case would not say whether this latest revelation might factor into their trial arguments. >> i will not be previewing our strategy we will put forward a very
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strong case for impeachment for disqualification for conviction. >> reporter: as for the former president, there's been some speculation that president trump may try to form a third party. a top adviser is suggesting that probably won't happen, saying the president will fight for the gop to take back the majority next election, but leaving the door open to a possible third-party push if republicans in the senate vote to convict president trump. hoda >> hallie jackson for us in washington thank you. all right. let's do it. time to look at the weather. we have a big storm moving across the country, al. >> that's right. a lot of folks going to be affected by two storms as you look across the country, almost coast-to-coast winter weather advisories, watches, or warnings for 60 million people right now, the main focus is this storm in the center of the country, bringing snow from colorado all the way to missouri this system will push to the ea rain and snow making its way from omaha all the way into washington by tomorrow into the northeast by tomorrow afternoon.
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into the evening, the snow moves into the northeast wednesday, the secondary storm comes up and brings more heavy rain for the southeast in fact, look at the rainfall amounts, upwards of 3 inches in the coast. we're talking a wide swath of 2 to 3 inches in the east. put that snow in there, upwards of a foot in the plains. we're talking about some sections of upstate new york could see a foot here in new york city, the metro area, we're looking at maybe 1 to 2 inches of slushy snow, but enough to cause problems for the afternoon rush hour. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds tographs, connecting in real time means that we're having conversations that are richer. i have now a closer relationship with my grandfather. i can't think of a better gift to give to my daughter and the generations that come after her. bring your family history to life like never before. get started for free at ancestry.com
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're starting out with clouds as the rain starts to move out of the bay ea, still breezy today. the rain returns tomorrow and could bring heavy rain with high winds. we're still tracking some spotty showers over the delta now. but the storm is well off the coast. and will be moving in tomorrow and as we go through the forecast, high winds, along with some heavy rains, we'll have major impacts here as our temperatures will stay chilly and we'll see this continuing from tuesday afternoon through thursday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al thank you. just ahead, the legendary veteran against a young superstar. history being made by tom brady and patrick mahomes, as they get ready to face off in a super bowl for the ages. savannah touched on it with dr. fauci, with highly contagious strains of covid spreading fast, should you be wearing two masks? what experts are now saying about the best way to protect
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effort needs to ramp up. i'm bob redell. cal fire issued an evacuation warning for people who live in parts of the santa cruz mountains because of the heavy rains and winds expected there tomorrow night. look at this map on your tv screen. this is for parts of the san lorenzo valley and north coast of santa cruz. and in the communities of boulder creek, bluff dale. cal fire says you want to make sure you have a go bag and already have an evacuation route planned out. >> a lot of news happening, the weather department this week as well. here is meteorologist kari hall. >> yes. so we are dry today as the storm system winds down, but then we'll see still some breezy winds this afternoon. and by tomorrow, an atmospheric river coming in with high wind gusts and heavy rainfall. may bring in some snow on top of our bay area hills. we're going to see some big impacts from this storm across the bay area. temperatures mid-50s and
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tomorrows tomorrow afternoon, continues through thursday, a break on friday before move rain comes in for the weekend. laura? >> all right, thanks so much. we'll be back with another local news update for you in about half an hour. hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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i'm tom i'm tom brokaw reporting to you from st. peter's square where 24 hours ago, pope john paul ii was the target of an assassination attempt. in accepting the gop presidential nomination, reagan pledged to restore the american spirit this entire half hour, we devoted to the murder of john lennon ex-beatle, one of the best known musicians and influential people of his time. you have just heard on videotape the archbishop of canterbury, as he declared princess diana married prince
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charles. now prince and princess. >> tom brokaw, an icon at nbc, nearly built this place, is heading into retirement. >> you saw a few moments he was "today" host for a while, the "nightly news," and had a front row seat to history in his 55 years with nbc news only anchor to work on "nightly news" and "meet the press. >> tom has definitely earned a retirement >> on very first day working here, i saw mr. brokaw walking into 30 rock he was at the elevator bank. i said, oh, mr. brokaw how long have you been here? it is my first day i've been here for 40 years. he said, you'll love this place. that was it. i have we love tom. >> yeah. >> end of an era >> he's an encourager, supporter of all of us. >> yes, indeed. >> he has definitely earned that retirement >> yes. let's get to your headlines here at 7:30
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chicago teachers voted yesterday to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about covid-19 the union says that 71% of teachers voted to continue remote instruction as they wait for more vaccine doses to become available. the vote sets up a showdown with district officials who say refusing to return to school would amount to an illegal strike students are expected to be in the classroom next monday. tacoma, washington, police officer is on paid leave this morning after videos captured him driving his patrol vehicle through a crowd of pedestrians, hurting two people we want to warn you, this video is disturbing. it happened on saturday after a crowd gathered to watch a street race when police arrived and tried to make their way through the intersection, a crowd of people started beating on the police vehicle. the officer drove through the crowd. two people were hurt in a statement, the tacoma police department said the officer feared for his safety. an investigation is under way.
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you can officially add two more residents to the white house, champ and major biden, ininthe g rst family on sunday the first family wanted to get settled in before bringing the german shepherds down from delaware as you can see, major did no waste any time running around his new backward as we mentioned, he is the first shelter dog to ever live at the white house. >> sweet remember carson's sons >> yeah. >> got the exclusive. >> jackson daly was on "nightly news kids edition" on saturday morning. i saw it we have a lot to get to, including that big matchup for the super bowl, which has everyone talking, especially craig's son. >> stayed up late. by the way, he may be with a new team this year, but it is the same old tom brady, heading back to the nfl's biggest game once again. the 43-year-old star leading the tampa bay buccaneers to the super bowl while making even more history along the way. >> and he will face off with the reigning champions, kansas city chiefs, and the game's best young quarterback.
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of course, we're talking about patrick mahomes. sam brock joins us from tampa, which is the site of super bowl lv hey, sam morning. >> hoda, good morning. brady versus mahomes not a bad matchup. this is basically an nfl dream come true. talking about the legend versus the most dynamic, young talent in the sport guys, no team has ever played a super bowl on their home field until now. tom brady going for super bowl ring number seven. >> here comes tom brady. >> reporter: if there were any doubts about a 43-year-old quarterback leading his team to the super bowl -- >> brady throws, end zone. he's got evans for the touchdown. >> reporter: -- tom brady dispelled those on the opening drive of the nfc championship. >> go on the road and win a road playoff game, it's a great achievement. now a home super bowl for the first time in nfl history, i think, puts a lot of cool things in perspective. >> reporter: the tampa bay
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buccaneers beating aaron rodgers and the packers, 31-26 brady's supermodel wife tweeting, "yeah, super bowl, here we come." the bucs earning a date with the kansas city chiefs and their superstar quarterback and resident magician, patrick mahomes. mahomes clearing the concussion protocol in time to lead his team past the bills, 38-24, for the chiefs second straight super bowl appearance. >> the job is not finished we are going to tampa and going to run it back >> getting the super bowl was not our goal our goal is to win it. >> reporter: expectations are high sky celebrations erupting in the streets of tampa though some fans still processing a turnaround for team that hasn't won a playoff brady in a tampa bay uniform. >> i appreciate everything they do to bring us a little joy, with everything going on in the world right now.
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>> reporter: nfl commissioner roger goodell recognizing hardship by honoring health care workers with tickets to the big game >> i wanted to tell you that we want your team to be there so if you're able to swing it, i want to -- >> thank you, roger. >> reporter: about one-third of the limited 22,000 super bowl tickets going to those on our front lines, producing tears and plenty of gratitude. >> i think we advertise to the rest of the people in america, like, if you get your vaccine, this is what we're capable of doing. >> reporter: a weekend of fun and football capped by this touching moment caught on camera >> can i say hi to my son? >> reporter: the quarterback affectionately called the g.o.a.t., the greatest of all time, asking for permission to savor a postgame hug with his son. tom brady has obviously smashed all kinds of records he becomes the oldest super bowl quarterback in history at 43, surpassing tom brady two years ago at 41.
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here in the u.s. and elsewhere, the question is, should you be upgrading your face coverings, maybe even double mask >> nbc's stephanie gosk is taking a closer look at this steph, good morning. >> hey, guys good morning you know, the research is still being done, but experts say the vaccines that are out there will likely stand up against the new variants until people can get vaccinated, doctors have some pretty simple and straightforward advice double up on those masks >> reporter: this morning, less than a month after first being detected in the u.s., the uk variant of covid-19 has been found in at least 23 states. as health experts warn the mutation could become the dominant strain by march >> this strain has the potential to spread very quickly in this country. >> reporter: while researchers are working to determine if the variant has a higher death rate, it's clear the strain is much easier to transmit to prevent a more disastrous surge, doctors say it's time to double down on mask wearing. >> this is not something to wait
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on we should be getting higher quality masks, and people should be wearing higher quality masks, more or less, right away. >> reporter: while n-95 masks are still the gold standard, blocking 95% of the particles, they may be harder to find and should be reserved for health care workers experts now say the next best thing may be double masking. >> wearing two masks helps improve the filtration ability of the mask, in both directions, and so it helps protect you better, and it helps protect others. >> reporter: researchers at virginia tech found layering two cloth masks will up the effica from 50% to 75%. wearing a three-layer mask with block particles up to near n-95 protection 'd zeal for so-called high risk situations like traveling, going to the grocery store, or gathering with others. >> you want to wear your best possible mask, which includes multiple layers, ideally some kind of filter material, and a really good fit.
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>> reporter: experts say wearing a single, lower grade medical face covering, like a kf-94 or double layered cloth covering with a high thread count can provide a basic level of protection, if there is a secure fit. the bottom line, more layers moon more protection the loose-fitting or single-layer coverings are not enough. >> steph, multiple layers are the way to go. is there one that should go on top, and one that should go to the bottom how do you know? >> yeah, hoda, there is a little bit of a strategy to this. we've all seen these medical masks. this should go first, if you've got one. then the cloth mask goes over it they should both be tightly fitting. back to you guys. >> the tight fit steph, thank you. >> all right and fashionable. why not have a little fashio with the mask, too right, al? you have the pocket square, the glasses. >> i'm going to create a pocket square that's a mask. >> there you go. we haven't had a lot of snow to talk about, especially in places that normally see it. in, for example, chicago, only 5
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inches of snow that's 3 inches below where they should be. detroit, almost half of what they should be at. here in new york and boston, just a trace of snow, 0.3 inch again, really low amounts. new york only three other januarys with this little snow boston, the least snowy on record same for d.c. and philadelphia everything below average least snowiest january for d.c. in 15 years.delphia. it is going to stay that way for a little while we have cold air from las vegas to omaha to tucson, 10 to 16 degrees below average. but staying warm in the east from charleston, wilmington, new orleans. cold out west where temperatures will remain below average. the cooler air is making its way further to the east. that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at what we're expecting all delay today. the rain starts to move out of
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the bay area. but then we're expecting a big impact storm as we go into tomorrow afternoon into wednesday. that will continue into thursday. we're looking at some heavy rain and some high winds. a break from the shower on friday. but then some more scattered showers in the forecast late on saturday into sunday. it will be a cool week and we'll be following the impacts of the incoming storm. >> and that is your latest weather. gang >> all right i really like that suit, by the way. >> thank you i like yours oh, wait a minute, we're both wearing pinstripes. >> this tie, do you recognize it >> one of my ties. >> it is >> we recycle here you ladies trade shoes >> swap ties. >> i like it. ahead here on a monday morning, imagine becoming a billionaire overnight. it's the reality for one lucky lottery winner, and the clock is ticking for that person to come forward, or those people to come forward. that story and more right after this research shows people remember commercials with nostalgia. so to help you remember that liberty mutual customizes your home insurance, here's one that'll really take you back. what'd you get, ryan?
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could be our neighbor. >> reporter: to discover the lucky lotto winner of the $1 billion mega millions jackpot. >> too much money for one person to handle. >> reporter: that elusive, winning ticket sold at this kroger in novi, michigan, just outside detroit. >> dang! i shop here all the time how come it wasn't me? >> reporter: all eyes here and everywhere on friday night's drawing. >> tonight's mega millions jackpot is a huge estimated $1 billion. >> reporter: those six winning numbers adding up to the third largest lotto haul in u.s. history. >> tonight, we have another life-changing jackpot for you. >> reporter: coming just days after a $731 million winning powerball ticket was sold in maryland. >> very happy for whoever won. >> reporter: while winners in that state can remain anonymous, here in michigan, it's a different story. does this winner have to come forward? >> they will have to come forward and reveal themselves. the winner will have one year
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from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. >> reporter: that prize could be paid out over time or all at once, with a lump sum of $739.6 million before taxes locals here in novi have plenty of advice. >> would you take the lump sum or multiple payments >> definitely the lump sum. >> reporter: as for the rest of us -- >> thought i was going to retire today. but that's okay. monday. i'll be back at work on monday >> and we are right there with you on this monday morning and if the winner is watching, i have some free advice for you, remember to sign that ticket also keep it in a safe place until you get a hold of a lottery official for the rest of us, if you want to try your luck one more time, the powerball and mega millions jackpots have reset. it is at $20 million each. i think $1 billion sounds a little better though back to you. >> chump change. >> $20 million sounds like 5 bucks. >> exactly >> who cares >> wow
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>> exciting. what do you think, carson? >> i love it i get excited when i win 5 bucks on a scratcher i can't imagine a $1 billion ticket what do you do with it odds are incredible. 600 more times you'd be struck by lightning more likely for that. big break to his natural curiosity that drove his interviews, we'll revisit our favorite moments with broadcasting legend larry king here on "today." but first check of your local news and weather and he really did inspire us to start blue buffalo. we just weren't happy with the foods that were out there. we thought we could do better. and now millions of dogs and cats enjoy our healthy recipes. they are made with the finest natural ingredients and real meat first. and no chicken or poultry by-product meals. that's the promise we made to blue and... ...it's our promise to you and your pet. because like you...we love them like family, too. ♪♪
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a very good morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia. here's what's happening now, including why there is growing concern when it comes to essential workers and california's vaccine rollout. >> pete suratos in san francisco. there is concern that essential workers may not receive their vaccine until the summertime. that's if california moves forward with its plan to vaccinate the elderly first. here is the graphic of the deadliest jobs in the pandemic according to a recent study by ucfs. restaurant and agricultural workers face a 40% increase risk of death due to the pandemic. researchers hope this data will help with any decisions when it comes to the vaccine rollout. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. on capitol hill this morning, the house will transmit the
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articles of impeachment over to the senate. we believe that former president trump will go on trial in february. short trial, shorter than his first impeachment trial. all right, a little short break from the rain at least today. kari has a look at our forecast. >> yeah, we are going to see the rain quickly moving out of here, after some weak off and on showers. through the forecast, we're going to see the approach of an atmospheric river that is looking to bring us some very heavy rain along with some high winds. still well off the coast now. will be moving in by tomorrow afternoon and into the evening hours. and our temperatures stay in the 50s for highs as we go through the week that rain continues into thursday, moves out on friday, and then we're going to see the -- another storm moving in by the weekend with some scattered showers, but overall very soggy and active weather pattern will be in, and a lot to watch for.
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more updates, laura. >> all right, we'll stay with you. thanks so much, kari. thanks for staying with us as well. another update in half an hour. hope you enjoy your monday morning.
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coming up, watching and waiting. the growing need for help as states struggle with vaccine distribution >> we need more vaccine. we need more vaccinators we need more vaccination sites. >> and fears over new virus strains. but a glimmer of hope as coronavirus cases start to decline. >> the one thing we have to keep our eye on, we don't want to get complacent and think, oh, things are going in the right direction. we can pull back a bit >> we're live with everything you need to know. plus, lasting legacies we'll take a look back at some of larry king's most memorable moments, some of them here in
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our studio. >> mr. larry king, who is always trending, you never slow down. >> i can't slow down i have a problem though. i have nothing to do on the weekend. maybe "weekend today." then we'll honor basebal legend hank aaron. >> pretty good argument can be made you're the greatest to ever play baseball. what do you think? who is the greatest? >> well, i'm with you. [ laughter ] >> good answer >> how he wanted to be remembered in his very own words. and feeling al-right mr. roker helps show us the simple ways you can get your health and wellness on the right track. >> it's all about creating the environment that is conducive to the result that you want to see. >> we'll share the recipe for success, today, monday, january 25th, 2021 ♪ i was born to run i don't belong to anyone ♪
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>> celebrating my senior year at shaker high school and -- >> shannon's 18th birthday on "today." >> celebrating kyle's 30th birthday. >> in louisiana. >> it's my birthday! >> it's his birthday. >> it's his birthday. >> it's our birthday today, and we're watching "today. ♪ yeah i was born t bailey, a retired educator. >> happy 79th birthday. >> we love you, grandma. >> love it >> people are bringing their a-game today >> yes >> we love it. good morning, everybody. you brighten our day thank you so much for being with us on a monday morning. >> just ahead, guys, we're going to get to the tributes and memories pouring in for broadcast legend larry king. >> yeah. tomorrow, we're going to mark a somber anniversary, one year since the passing of kobe bryant, his daughter gianna, and seven others in the helicopter
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crash in california. craig, you'll take a moment and pay tribute to all of them >> we are. his wife said she did not want tomorrow to be about the day we lost them but about their lives. tomorrow, we will pay tribute to their lives. let's get to the news at 8:00 while the post-holiday covid surge may be easing up, there is growing concern this morning about vaccine shortages and the spread of those new virus strains. nbc's tom costello joins us with the latest on all of it. tom, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. the latest stats are concerning. 25 million americans, a stunning number, have had or do have covid right now. that's 1 in every 13 people. more than 400,000 people so far have died. real concern this morning, as well, that at the state level there simply isn't enough vaccine for all the people who need it. in fact, many people who have signed up to get vaccinated simply had their vaccination appointments canceled because states don't have the supply to meet demand. the biden administration says it
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is working with states to build out a robust distribution system the good news, earlier this morning on "today," dr. anthony fauci said it appears hospitalizations are stabilizing, after that post-holiday surge >> there's good news, but there's also sobering news the good news is what you just said, that we seem to be plateauing the sobering news is that we cannot bring our guard up and lose the intensity of being able to use the public health measures to prevent the further spread >> reporter: also this morning, real concern about new variants of the virus, specifically a uk strain already seen in 22 states a south african strain also raising alarms today, president biden is set to ban travel from south africa for non-u.s. citizens. we understand, nearly every non-u.s. brazil, the uk, ireland, and 26 european countries
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savannah and hoda, back to you. >> tom, lots to keep track of there. thank you very much. demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities all over russia in support of one of vladimir putin's most vocal critics, the now jailed opposition leader who survived a poison attack. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has the very latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, craig. these were some of the biggest demonstrations in russia in years, in dozens of towns and cities they were in favor of alexei navalny, but also, against vladimir putin >> reporter: police in moscow started making arrests even before the demonstrators started protesting more than 1,000 people were detained in the russian capital alone, organizers say. 3,000, they claim, nationwide. >> we're going to fight and fine us ridiculous fines
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>> reporter: protests extended become moscow to the far east, near china, on the permafrost of siberia, in temperatures of minus 60, all to demand the release of alexei navalny, a putin critic who survived poisoning by a russian nerve agent five months ago. after recovering in germany, showing great personal courage, he returned home to russia last week, knowing he'd be arrested take to the streets, navalny said from detention. his supporters then posted a video claiming to expose putin's wealth, including his alleged billion-dollar vacation home on the black sea. the video was quickly viewed over 20 million times. nbc news has not been able to independently verify the claims made in it putin is a thief, protesters shouted. >> navalny popularity is growing. first, because he had already
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this network of supporters all around the country secondly, this murder attempt and the arrest made him the controversial leader of the russian opposition >> reporter: the state department condemned the russian crackdown. russian officials accuse the united states of trying to support an insurrection. and just a short while ago vladimir putin said the summer home isn't his and doesn't belong to his family craig, back to you. >> okay, chief foreign correspondent richard engel in london thank you. now to a remarkable rescue that's making headlines around the world. 11 gold miners in china have been pulled out alive after an explosion trapped them underground for two weeks. concern remains for the others in the group still unaccounted for. nbc's janis mackey frayer is i beijing for us good morning. >> hi, good morning. what a dramatic scene playing out in eastern china
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22 miners stuck for 2 weeks. rescuers knowing at least half of them were still alive and just waiting to be freed >> reporter: this morning, after 14 days and faltering hope, bittersweet relief on sunday, the first miner hoisted to safety, blindfolded to protect his eyes from the sun, after two weeks in darkness then three more miners and another three. within hours, 11 were rescued. exhausted and weak but grateful to be saved from 2,000 feet underground. i feel all right, said this miner. i want to tell my family we've survived nine miners did not. officials announced their bodies were discovered in another shaft. a tenth miner died of head injuries what caused the explosion at the gold mine on january 10th isn't clear, and for a week, there were no signs of life. then rescuers felt a tug on one of the ropes they had lowered and pulled up a note the men saying there were 12 of them surrounded by water and needing medicine hope the rescue will not stop,
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they wrote we have hope thank you. rescuers sent down food and supplies, as teams worked to clear a thick wall of debris, not knowing the condition of the other miners on sunday, a breakthrough. part of that wall suddenly dropped to the bottom of the shaft, allowing rescuers to push in after that -- the rescue operation proceeded faster than expected, said the man in charge of it. officials say they'll continue to search for the one miner still missing. china's mines are among the world's most dangerous in this case, it took mine officials a full day to even report the accident. time was lost when it mattered most, making it all the more remarkable that after 2 weeks, 11 made it out some of them even walked away. guys, back to you. >> janis mackey frayer, thank you for that. >> incredible story. we have the news covered at 8:00 how about the boost? >> got a boost for you if your basketball team does not
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have a designated point guard, how do you decide which player will bring the ball down the court? some first graders got creative and turned to another playground game a quick round of rock, paper, scissors boom, it's settled you take it down all right? can you imagine? i think they figured out how to solve all problems we could take a page from them rock, paper, scissors, and done. look at the moms laughing. >> was it best of three? >> looks like it don't be surprised if you see the brooklyn nets trying that. >> yeah. go, go, go >> very cute. coming up next, guys, we'll celebrate larry king's life and legacy and his humor through some of our favorite conversations with him, right here over the years. first, these messages. conversations with him over the years. first, these messages. (quiet piano music) ♪ ♪
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friend of this show. nbc's joe fryer joins us with more joe, morning. >> good morning. tributes are pouring in from wh no those who sat in the chair opposite larry king and those no admired him from afar. he once said here on "today," best guests. qualities the interviewer himself had in spades. here are some of our favorite moments with larry king. >> next on "larry king live. >> reporter: ever since he was a child, larry king knew what he wanted to do. >> since i was 5 years old, i would dream of being on the radio. >> reporter: at age 21, that dream came true with humble beginnings at a small, florida radio station. >> did a radio show from a restaurant bobby darren walked in jimmy hoffa walked in. >> reporter: his big break in tv came in 1985 when he was hired by cnn >> welcome to "larry king live." >> reporter: with innate
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curiosity, king was a natural interved here on "today." >> i love asking questions to me, i've been doing it all my life when i was 9 years old, i asked the bus driver, "why do you want to drive a bus?" >> reporter: king's show would become the network's highest rated, longest running program. >> colin powell? >> great soldier, knows nothing about business. >> we'll have the vice president respond. >> reporter: best known for asking the questions we often had the chance to turn the table. >> i'm interested in the guest i'm the conduit. the guest, through me, to the audience. >> reporter: at least we tried >> do you bring a certain sympathy to it >> i'm fascinated, lester, by what makes the -- i'd like to be interviewing you now much rather than you interviewing me. >> reporter: over the years, he chatted with an estimated 50,000 guests an impressive list of the most famous -- >> i tremble every time i take a step and walk out of the wing onto the stage. >> reporter: -- and infamous of our time too many memorable moments to
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count, though this one is high on the list. ♪ when the make him an offer he can't refuse ♪ >> darling, good-bye >> reporter: king himself called what he did infotainment never claimed to be a journalist. >> my number one motto, i neve learned anything when i was talking. >> reporter: bragging he almost never prepared for an interview or read the books his people were promoting. >> number one show in television, larry. do you know who i am >> i like knowing a little bit and then being curious that works for me. what i worry about is when i think i know too much. the day i go into the studio saying, i've asked all the questions and heard all the answers is the day i got to quit >> reporter: king was married eight times to seven women. >> i never thought, this is strange. i thought if people were married for a long time, they were strange. >> reporter: the dalai lama weighed in on his love life in this interview. >> much younger, yes
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>> much younger, yes >> looks like your daughter. >> reporter: the suspenders, the stance, the interview style. >> i'm not going to tell you the truth. >> why tell the truth, elizabeth? be a movie star. >> yeah. >> reporter: he was often imitated. >> do you own a jacket >> what? >> do you ever own a jacket? >> i own a jacket, yeah. but i like this look >> just curious. >> reporter: though never duplicated by all accounts, dedicated to his craft. >> mr. larry king, who is always trending the host of two online programs, "larry king now" and "politicking with larry king." you never slow down. >> i can't slow down i have a problem though, i have nothing to do on the weekend >> hmm. >> maybe "weekend today. >> reporter: more than 60 years and 60,000 hours of tv later, he'll go down in history as an icon as big as any of his guests wanted to be remembered as a
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good father. during h accomplishments, larry king said he wa during his life, he thought a lot about death and said he wanted to see it all before he died well, he certainly got closer than most. back to you guys >> wow >> boy, nice walking down memory lane, seeing how many times larry was with us. >> you could have done a three-hour segment on larry and all the people he interviewed. >> at least. >> i also think about the people, sorry, at the diner in beverly hills. larry went seven days a week, between 7:45 and 8:15, he was a fixture for 40 years they say he bought his house i beverly hills because it was within walking distance. >> my wife was out there once, went in the diner, and he was there with his friends she went up and said, larry, big fan. would you mind doing an interview with me? he said, yeah. she got a crew and sat and did an interview at the diner. >> wow. >> he influenced so many people. he even influenced our executive producer tom posted this picture. first job in tv with larry king.
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gave him his start we're just grateful for larry king for yet another reason. >> we are. larry had an eye for talent. >> sure did. how about a check of the monday weather, mr. roker? >> got to be on his show a couple times cnn studios. >> did he know who you were? >> no, no idea no idea. black guy, right anyway, let's show you what we have for today sunshine in the northeast, but a big storm getting itself together in the midwest. looking at snow and ice stretching from the plains into the northeast. by tomorrow. out west we are looking at a heavy snowstorm bringing . good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are expecting some big impacts from the incoming storm and it is going to be dry today but the atmospheric river arrives tomorrow with high winds, heavy rain as well as some snow capping our bay area hills but our temperatures today
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reaching into the mid-50s. rain comes in by tomorrow afternoon and gets heavier as we go into the evening continues into wednesday, tapers ef oore more rain this weekend. >> and that is your latest weather. craig? >> carson, "pop start." >> we're going to start with jennifer lopez, celebrating a milestone. believe it or not, it's been 20 years since her second album, "j.lo," made its debut featured her hit song, "love don't cost a thing," which was one of her most recognizable songs. peaking at number three on the billboard hot 100. to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary, j.lo posted a recreation of the music video to her instagram. ♪ i got my own even if you were broke my love don't cost a thing ♪ ♪ think i'm gonna spend your cash i won't even if you were broke my love don't cost a thing ♪ >> oh, wow
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>> there you go. >> did we clip that or she >> she clipped it. >> someone is getting fired. >> that's hot. >> added the hashtag love don'tt video. congrats to our friend, j.lo. >> yeah. next up, the show everyone is talking about here, "bridgerton," the hit netflix show it's about a powerful family in england in the 1800s it's just the latest to fall victim to an on-screen blunder including something from the modern day we saw the jeans guy in the mandalorian. it was a crew member in the background of the frame. we also remember the infamous coffee cup from "game of thrones. well, "bridgerton's" mistake isn't as bad as the coffee cup once you see it, you can't unsee it fans pointing out a yellow street parking line in the first episode. according to the uk newspapers, those weren't around until 1947. maybe it's a carriage parking line we're not exactly sure what it was.
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next up, what a great way to celebrate your monday morning. we're going to catch up on, how about these monsters going head-to-head let me see if anybody is interested in this al is. first trailer of "godzilla versus kong" hit the web, and it doesn't disappoint godzilla is going haywire, so king kong is brought in to take him on >> it's godzilla >> go! ♪ yea we go ♪ come on here we go ♪ ♪ you already know the rest ♪ ♪ we never said it was here we go ♪ >> that's one of the best things i've seen in a long time is it just me or -- >> it is a great thrill. >> who should win that, al >> looks fantastic. >> who should win that >> i would think kong. >> does this interest you at all? >> i like the soundtrack
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i was into the music >> she goes, it's godzilla. >> is it a guy and girl thing? >> it's a men thing. >> back to "bridgerton," now we >> wait, what? >> that happened when, 1963? >> that was the original only person being al >> al and i will be watching "godzilla versus kong" on hbo max march 26th. next up, "saturday night live." we have the hosting lineup for the next three shows they're good ones. john krasinski, who was supposed to host last march, will be on the 30th of january. machine gun kelly as the musical guest. dan levy with phoebe bridgers. that will be good, too regina king and nathaniel ratliff. the music for that a bunch of good "snl" are on >> awesome look forward to it straight ahead, al takes
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over our "today" series, focusing on nutrition and ss that's "start today. >> looking forward to that, mr. roker. then al is going to introduce us to his health and fitness coach, sharing simple things you can do to boost your breakfast and start the day on the right foot first, your local ne good morning, it's 8:26, i'm cierra johnson, breaking news this morning, governor newsom has just lifted the state's stay at home order. the order covers all regions statewide including the three regions still under the order. the bay area, san joaquin valley and southern california. the bay area's icu availability jumped to more than 23%. previously each county was on a colored tier system and those counties will be returned to it. also counties will likely still have authority to set their own restrictions. we're going to take a look at the weather with kari.
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kari? we were going to see a lot of changes in our forecast, as we go into the nts to move out tomorrow an atmospheric river ging some gusty winds and its impacts will be felt from tomorrow afternoon throughout the day on wednesday into thursday. it does look like we'll take a break from rain on friday before another storm system comes in by the end of the weekend for san francisco expect more of the same, mainly dry today, partly cloudy, breezy and cool. but we will be getting ready for this storm the first major atmospheric river we've had in quite a while. >> thank you, and i'll have another local news update for you in about a half hour.
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♪♪ ♪ all right. that is how it's done. that young lady is ucla gymnast nia denis. remember her name. she's crushing it.
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has a one of a kind floor rue routine. over the weekend, this went viral for obvious reasons. simone biles loved it. she was tweeting about it. she said it was so fun to watch. keeps killing it imagine her seeing a simone biles tweet. had to be pretty cool, too. >> wasn't just us that enjoyed it 9.95 out of 10 by the judges almost perfect. >> yes looked perfect to us >> i could see you pulled off something like that with your new knee. >> yeah, i get -- >> all your new parts. >> get up and lay down just ahead, what's the quickest, healthiest breakfast out there? the answer may not be what you think it is. well, on "start today," the eye-opening advice and recipes i picked up from a health and fitness guru you're going to plus, we honored larry king he excelled on the field he was quite the leader off the field, as well this morning, we'll revisit our
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conversation almost a year ago when we talked about the pressure of living up to the expectations the hardest period of his life he was very specific about how he wanted to be remembered. >> that moment when you asked him who he thought was the best player -- >> i loved that. >> -- the way he answers that question is everything >> it is >> i'm with you. >> he showed so much personality in the moment. incredible also in the "3rd hour," two stars for the price of one daveed diggs and jennifer connelly talking about "snowpiercer." speaking of snow piercing, what, al, your piercing weather forecast i don't know where i'm going with this. >> i have a piercing, but i can't show it. >> oh. >> anyway, let's show what we have as far as your weather for the week ahead we are looking at rain and storms in the southeast an mississippi river valley, heavy snow and ice through the plains that will eventually make its way through the northeast. still snowing in the midwest on wednesday into new england another big storm comes on shore in the west coast. as we get to the end of the week, sunny in the east, mild in
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the midsections of the country, but more snow throughout the rockies and into the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. go into today we're going to see our weather calming down, the winds calming as well. but we are going to be tracking some rain in the forecast by tomorrow. could bring in some high winds along with some heavy rain so our forecast, mainly quiet today, an atmospheric river approaching tomorrow, bringing our first significant rainfall this season as we could see some heavy downpours along with those gusty winds continuing through thursday, a break from the rain on friday before more showers this weekend. weather. savannah >> thanks, snow piercer. coming up next, the motivation you need. al will have us all chart a path for better health. >> hey, you want to get fit? don't use any excuses. #start today >> we're with you, al. the recipes for success mr. roker picked up from an
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mr. roker picked up from an expert to help fuel your
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welcome back. 8:35 we're back with "start today." right now, we are focusing on nutrition and wellness >> that's right. early on in the pandemic, comfort eating, feeding our soul, drinking our souls away, leaving anxiety and stress, it happened okay we were all there. >> happening. >> yeah, some of us, it's still going on that's right well, a global study actually found 25% of adults gained weight in 2020. >> i was going to say, i'm surprised the number is that high. >> not just me. >> now nearly a year into the pandemic, another survey suggested 40% of those dieting are seeking foods for health benefits 1 in 5 said they wanted to strengthen their immune system, as well. mr. roker, that is where you came in. >> well, those stats are, of course, great news just because you're aiming to eat healthier doesn't mean you're actually making your best choices.
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so i caught up with lifestyle coach marco borges, a "new york times" best-selling author, to find the recipe for success. ♪ everybody, you know, wants to get healthier in the new year. to get our eating kind of on track. >> it's all about creating the environment that is conducive for the results you want to see. if you keep your house full of cookies and chips, and you're trying to avoid them, it's probably not going to be easy. >> reporter: lifestyle coach and exercise physiologist marco borges offers some advice. >> every single time you eat, you're feeding disease or fueling your health. >> reporter: according to a study on how the pandemic influenced eating habits, over 50% of us are choosing more fruits and vegetables, resulting in a more positive mindset >> we want to make sure we put good, clean foods that are unprocessed, vegetables, fruits, seeds, legumes, grains. >> reporter: a lot of folks are going for the smoothie in the morning. what mistakes do people make
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with the smoothie? >> a smoothie can be a superfood fuel for the day, or it can be, like, a donut in a blender it's about making sure you're putting in foods from the earth. i love the superfood smoothie. i'll put lik raw spinach and kale, nuts and seeds, almond butter, almond milk, maybe even some water and frozen fruits. what happens when you make this early decision in the morning, it's an early win. one good action perpetuates another good action. >> reporter: what about the juicing trend? what is the benefit of doing that opposed to getting the bottle of juice out of the fridge >> most of the juices that you buy, it's got high fructose corn syrup, added sugars. they remove all the fiber, which is really good for you by the way, most americans are deficient in fiber we know that colorectal cancer is a big deal. we want to make sure that we mitigate our risk by adding more fiber to the diet, not eliminating it for pennies, you can make a super juice in your home, by the
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way, that still has the fiber in it ♪ >> reporter: so, marco, we got the smoothie station all set what should i be throwing in here >> it's important you start off with ingredients you love. right? i'm going to throw in a base, right? almond milk. >> i'll get some oat milk. pineapple.oat milk. some strawberries. pina colada thing working. >> loaded with iron. i'm also putting in a little yogurt this is a plant-based, dairy-free yogurt. because it's fantastic probiotic. i love the fact you have frozen bananas. the key to a perfect smoothie is a frozen banana. that way, you don't put any ice in it. >> this would be a great way to use a lot of fruits that are maybe getting on their last leg, unl, the really brown banana put them in the smoothie, and
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you don't even know. >> so i've got my banana i've got some frozen blueberries here, full of antioxidants banana has potassium i'll load it with plant-based protein powder i'll use peanut butter powder. >> hold on, i'll get some, too hold on. >> a little bit of flaxseed, and a little bit of hemp seed. >> flaxseed, right here. >> fantastic >> salute! >> salute. >> breakfast of champions. >> if you still want something crunchy for breakfast, i'll teach you to make granola in an couple minutes i toss oats into that bowl and pumpkin seeds and whatever nuts you like, raw nuts just toss them all in there. just a touch of maple syrup, enough to make it sticky
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i put this on a cookie sheet, 325, 10, 15 minutes, boom, you have homemade granola. >> reporter: i'm going to run to the grocery store so i can get some of those ingredients. ♪ the aisle of danger, chips, cookies. normally, i would be grabbing some chips, but i wanted something a little healthier, a little crunchier i'm here in the nut aisle. what should i be looking for >> so we look for raw nuts try to find stuff with no added oils, no added salts, no added sugars or sweeteners. >> reporter: raw cashews and raw walnuts. >> heart healthy, omega-3 fatty acids. way to go. >> reporter: when i go to the cereal aisle, what do i look to cereal aisle, for? >> i just taught you how to make the best granola at home buy raw oats, nuts and seeds that are raw that's exactly what you want. >> reporter: excellent
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i have all the makings of what i need for a great morning >> granola is pretty good. >> looks yummy. >> to savannah's point, did it fill you >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah and it did its job. >> say no more, my friend. >> okay. marco says it is never too late to start eating healthier and shared more tips for example, don't keep a lot of junk food in the house create an environment that promotes healthy eating. don't go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. when you're hungry, you make bad choices. you make healthier ones when you're full. for snacks, pack individual portions of nuts in small, grab-to-go bags. >> my takeaway, we should all live at marco's house. he has a beautiful spot. >> invite us. >> dying to know what the donut smoothie would taste like. >> i have one in the office if you want to come in. anyway, marco's recipes, super easy, packed with nutrients that build up your immune system. so important these days. it is cheaper to make your own, and you don't have the added
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sugar. check them all out a today.com/food marco will be back in the third hour to talk exercise. he says sitting is the new smoking. >> sitting is the new smoking. >> that's right. sitting is the new smoking it's really dangerous for you. >> he'll be doing an instagram live at 10:00. go to the instagram page to hear easy ways to workout at home capping it all off, head to our streaming channel. at 11:00 a.m. eastern, today all day. we catch up on the tips and advice to live your best life. >> it is nice that marco hung out at his miami home out back while you went shopping. >> exactly >> very nice. >> if you have to hang out somewhere -- >> looked nice. >> that's marco's brother's home. >> that was nice >> great learned a lot, too thank you, mr. roker. up next, we'll celebrate the late, great hank aaron's legacy, his impact on the sport of baseball, and fa far beyond, as wr,el
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welcome back tributes have been pouring in from all over the world after the passing of baseball great hank aaron >> craig, we cannot forget the interview you had with him i remember a year ago, thought about it after he passed. >> almost one year ago exactly, hoda hank aaron, of course, the skinny kid from mobile, alabama, who would become the home run king he gains the nicknam hammering hank for his prowess at the plate but to legions of fans, he was so, so much more >> outfield deep and straightaway >> reporter: a moment in time. >> goes back to the fence, it is gone >> reporter: punctuating a career of consistent greatness that night in 1974, hitting number 715, taking the all-time home run title from babe ruth. among those remembering aaron, baseball great's dusty baker, chipper jones, david ortiz, basketball legend magic johnson, and former
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president barack obama in 2020, i got the chance to sit down with aaron. we talked about that moment and more in what should have been the most exciting period of your life, you're chasing babe ruth's record, it wasn't. >> it was not. >> reporter: why not >> i couldn't go out of the ballpark without an escort i had to stay in another hotel, rather than staying in the hotel with my teammates. it was the toughest moment of my life >> reporter: were people just that angry that a black man was about to break this record >> i don't know whether they were angry or whether they were just -- people were just mean. >> reporter: aaron received stacks of racist hate mail, but he also had millions of fans expectations only got higher after that, i would imagine nothing was the same. >> and everybody thought every time i walked to the plate, i
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was going to hit a home run. >> reporter: he would hit more, finishing his career with 755. but aaron got his start in the negro leagues. bob kendrick is president of the negro league museum. what have we lost in henry aaron's death? >> an icon more than just a baseball icon you could never reduce henry aaron's illustrious career to just baseball. henry aaron is an iconic civil rights figure. henry aaron was a humanitarian, a philanthropist, an astute businessman. >> reporter: aaron influenced entire generations of players, especially black players, including future hall of famer frank thomas for folks not familiar with home run hitting, how hard is it to do what he did >> what was incredible about hank aaron, he used the whole
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field. he didn't hit it quite as far as some other guys, but he hit them consistently. >> reporter: hank aaron was an idol of yours, sounds like. >> yes, he was he was a hero. south georgia, growing up as a kid playing baseball, you always compare to the great hank aaron. >> reporter: even among hall of famers, aaron held special status, with good reason many of his records may never be broken runs batted in, rbis, 2,291. extra-base hits, 1,477 all-star appearances, 25 pretty good argument could be made that you're the greatest that's ever played baseball. what do you think? who is the greatest? >> well, i'm with you. [ laughter ] >> reporter: good answer good answer. yet, when i asked him how he wanted to be remembered, baseball wasn't the first thing he thought of. >> i've been very lucky. i've been fortunate and lucky in
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some ways. kids, wife, grand kids i would just like to be remembered as someone that god gave him the talent to play this game, gave him the talent to go out there and do the very best that he probably could do, and he did it. everything humanly possible to make the game the way it's supposed to be played. >> he did. wow. we will miss you, mr. aaron. he was 86. no cause of death has been given. his family has asked for privacy. of course, barry bonds, you know, broke the record in 2007 there's a lot of debate because that, of course, was during the steroid era. in my book, it's still hank aaron. >> when you rattled off the stats, 25 all-stars, the noteworthy thing about that, hank only played 23 mlb seasons. >> yes >> he is an all-star 25 times. how is that possible back in e day, they played
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multiple all-star games in a he was still on them all. >> during that race, i mean, the country was transfixed you didn't realize how much pressure and how much hate you'd heard about it, but you had no idea just how virulent it was. >> one of our "today" contributors, you mentioned earlier. >> jen phallic, one of our contributors, her mother's job was actually to go through all of his mail. jen has never spoken about it but posted this article on instagram, what it was like for her mom to sift through those things, give some to the fbi, read the beautiful ones and save those. he went through a lot. craig, i was struck by your rapport with him, too. it seemed like it worked. >> i'd been chasing him down for a long time. i finally practically begged him for a sit-down i ld him, you know, again kid from south carolina growing up, hank aaron if you love baseball, it was hammering hank finally, he did it he relented.
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i am supremely grateful to him, our thoughts, prayers, and our love. >> he talked about his grandkids. he was here a few years ago, just as hank aaron grandfather his grandkid wanted to go to, i think, one direction concert at "today." just hanging out >> he didn't use his name. someone recognized him, hank aaron, you want to come in >> hank aaron. in the vestibule >> who knew he was a one direction fan? >> yeah, we're thinking of his family we're back in a moment
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says the secret to longevity eating ice cream every day yes! john sinn in north dakota, also 100, likes to stay active, getting outdoors and making new friends. you have some here beatrice kraft, grandma from connecticut. her secret to longevity, glass of wine every night. john krimsky, a yankee's fan celebrating 100 years. lucky enough to marry his best friend and next door neighbor, dorothy. louis jestmore, 100. served our country during world war ii we salute you for your service, sir. last but not least, happy 104th birthday to anne bridges, a retired educator from durham, north carolina stayed in contact wi teaching for more than 70 years. >> wow, wow, wow >> awesome >> one of these days, they'll say, secret to longevity, donut smoothie. >> yes >> love it guys, coming up on our show
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with jenna, we have the acting legend sophia loren, and also a comedy icon. lily tomlin. >> first, though, of course, the third hour and some good for you and delicious recipes with good friend salma dana. morning, it's 8:56, i'm cierra johnso this morning, governor newsom has just lifted the state's stay at hom order. the order covers all regions statewide, including the three regions under the order, bay area, san joaquin valley and
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southern california. previously each county was on a color tier system and those counties will be returned to it. plus, advocates for members of the phase 1 b vaccine distribution list are worried they'll have to wait until summer to get their shots. right now the state is considering giving priority to older residents, everyone 65 or older. the sacramento bee reports it could take until june to get that age group fully vaccinated leaving essential employees like teachers, grocery store clerks and farm workers waiting until then. state officials have not officially made that move yet but do say it makes sense given the age group's higher rate of hospitalization and death when infected. >> happening now, heavy rain and wind are expected to hit the santa cruz mountains starting tomorrow night on nbcbayarea.com. what those living in the area are already being told to do. on our twitter page, international travelers to the u.s. >> happening now is brought to you by genesys.
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today on "california live" -- >> get ready to dive into deliciousness. how you can set up a donut shop in your own kitchen. this morning at 11:30 on nbc bay area.
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a major storm system is headed this way fast, we'll prepare you to get ready for the incoming atmospheric river event. >> plus we walk you through how to find out when it's your time to roll up your sleeves for the covid-19 vaccine.
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live from studio 1a if rockefeller plaza, this is the "3rd hour of today." >> good morning and welcome. it's the "3rd hour of today." it is monday, january 25th. the whole gang is here. dylan here with al, sheinelle, and craig. have a good weekend? >> great. >> yeah. >> short weekend. >> it did feel short. >> that's why it is called the weekend. >> you have the pinstripes on. i like that. >> that's right. >> matching pinstripes. >> twinsies. >> and the tie. >> whose is it? >> al rocker. >> wow,

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