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here's a look at the new rockefeller center christmas tree, first time the tree is coming from maryland. >> you can also see the tree at the white house. good morning. blame game. president biden and democrats in a war of words over what went wrong for the party election day led by the crushing loss in the virginia governor's race. but republicans emboldened saying a clear message was sent to all democratic candidates. >> you're in a competitive race next year. you are no longer safe. >> where do both parties go from here? we're live in washington. dose of hope. thousands of younger children lining up for covid vaccines with the rollout being expanded to doctor's offices and schools. the plan to deliver millions of doses in the coming days.
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while a covid controversy erupts in the nfl after one of the league's biggest stars, aaron rodgers, tests positive. we'll have the very latest. the new cold war. the pentagon reveals the troubling and rapid growth of china's military and nuclear arsenal. >> we, the united states military, don't do a fundamental change to ourselves, we're going to be on the wrong side of the conflict. >> just ahead, the alarm being sounded by the nation's top general in an exclusive interview. sabotage? pressure mounts on investigators searching for answers in that fatal movie set shooting after that explosive accusation from attorneys for the crew member in charge of the guns. >> is that your theory of the case, that someone intentionally placed a live round into a box of dummies. >> we're investigating and trying to get all the facts.
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that's one of the possibilities. >> this morning where the investigation goes from here. all that plus deep freeze. tens of millions are waking up to the season's first major cold spell, stretching from new mexico, all the way to new england. al has the details and how long it will last. and coin chaos. the nationwide shortage of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters that has the u.s. mint asking all americans, can you spare some change? today, thursday, november 4th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, guys. good to see you today. thank you for joining us. we have a lot to get to. it's a busy thursday. >> it is. let's start with the weather. 47 million people from the southwest to the northeast,
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connecticut, under freeze watches and warnings this morning. and in parts of the south, the temperature is 20 degrees below average. we have a live report and al's full forecast just ahead. with younger kids starting to receive the covid vaccine, there's hope that 75% of all eligible americans could have at least one dose by the end of the year. the very latest on the rollout and the push to speed it up just ahead. let's start with new election results overnight. phil murphy hanging on, winning re-election as new jersey's governor. but the margin of victory much closer than expected. around just 35,000 votes. >> combine that fact with the republican victory in the governor's race in virginia and this morning democratic leaders and president biden doing a lot of soul-searching and finger-pointing. kristen welker has the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. we are learning that this morning that behind the scenes democrats are reeling and
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reassessing their strategy with just one year until the critical midterm elections. some democrats privately grumbling saying the white house doesn't have a clear enough legislative strategy. speaking about the results for the first time, president biden said it's time for democrats to act on his agenda. but not everyone in his party agrees. >> reporter: overnight, democratic governor phil murphy narrowly re-elected in new jersey. the closeness of the race shocking democrats. another warning sign. president biden now looking to turn the page, deflecting any blame for the loss when pressed. >> how much responsibility do you take for the dismal results in virginia? >> we brought out every democrat about there was. >> reporter: glenn youngkin's defeat of terry mcauliffe in the race for governor widely viewed as a rebuke of president biden's performance so far. >> maybe. i know we did. but i was running against donald trump. >> reporter: democrats now desperate for action on the
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president's agenda. stalled in congress while progressives and moderates play the blame game. >> we blew it on the timing. >> there's no way that you can say that a 12-point swing in a state is due to congress not passing a while. >> reporter: while some democrats quietly point the finger at thng legislative stra. the president and his party now attempting to chart a path forward with the house potentially voting this week on two massive spending measures, including mr. biden's $1.75 trillion build back better deal. but that's still not a done deal. with house democrats adding paid family and medical leave back into the measure, a move that could hurt its chances in the senate. >> that's a challenge, very much of a challenge. >> reporter: top republicans argue voters sent a clear
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message rejecting democratic proposals. >> i don't think it was about the democrats' failure to do it, i think people didn't like that they were trying to do it. >> reporter: seeing the virginia and new jersey races as a preview of things to come in the midterms next november. >> if you're a democrat and president biden won your seat by 16 points, you're in a competitive race next year. you are no longer safe. >> you said this is a wakeup call for democrats. are they re-evaluating what they're going to do come midterms? >> reporter: oh, hoda, they absolutely are. democrats seem to agree on one thing. they're failing to produce results on the issues that voters care about most and at the top of that list is the economy. those rising prices. but that is where the agreement ends. intensifying their push for congress to vote on those two spending bills this week, other democrats say, hey, wait a minute, voters were actually sending a different message to slow down, to get it right and the president wasn't elected to pass sweeping legislation but rather to bring order to what they say was a chaotic washington. hoda. >> kristen welker at the white house for us. thank you.
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the first wave of younger children now getting vaccinated against covid. a key turning point, potentially, in the fight against the pandemic. while some shots are going into arms, the white house says the rollout should be fully up and running by next week. morgan chesky in houston for us this morning with the details. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. we were inside texas children's watching some of those first doses being administered into hundreds of local kids. and with the u.s. now passing the grim milestone of 750,000 covid-19 deaths, this vaccination effort welcome news for so many families. >> reporter: nationwide, kids lining up for their first dose of pfizer's covid vaccine. hoping that very soon their lives can get back to normal. >> i want to have a pillow fight with my best friend. >> reporter: the biden administration says it's ramping up distribution, shipping out millions of additional pediatric
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doses in the next hours. the white house is planning to get 20,000 vaccination sites online by next week, including pop-up clinics at schools. here in texas, 2,500 kids were vaccinated on wednesday across the texas children's hospital system. >> good job. >> reporter: including 5-year-old dion. >> how was it? thumbs up? i love it. >> reporter: his dad samuel hoping this is a teaching moment. why was it important to bring him here today? >> education. making sure he knows that vaccines make people healthy and we want to keep him healthy. >> reporter: these three sisters all showing off their band-aids with pride. the trio excited to get back on the soccer field. now that everyone has their shot, do you think you'll be able to play soccer again? >> yeah. >> reporter: 222 million americans have at least one shot of a covid vaccine. if you add the 28 million
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eligible 5 to 11-year-olds to that tally, the nation could reach more than 75% vaccinated in the u.s. by the end of the year. it comes as some high-profile figures are still reluctant to clarify their covid vaccination status. this morning, questions around aaron rodgers who tested positive for covid-19 on wednesday. rodgers told reporters in august he had been, quote, immunized. >> i've been immunized. i think it's a personal decision. >> reporter: but according to the nfl network, the league has considered rodgers as unvaccinated since the start of the season. the packers have now benched rodgers for ten days which fits league protocols for unvaccinated players. >> reporter: we have reached out to the nfl regarding aaron rodgers. they say they're aware of the situation and working with the packers organization. savannah? >> let's go back to the vaccine and kids. some parents as we saw it, rushing to vaccinate their children. others are on the fence. others outright opposed. what are the concerns we're hearing? >> reporter: we certainly heard from parents who say that symptoms in children are mostly
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more mild. doctors have said about 10% of those mild cases still have issues months after that initial infection and they point out that this is still the eighth leading cause of death, covid-19, for those kids ages 5 to 11. as to concerns about myocarditis, doctors say that not getting the shot puts kids and teens at a more severe case of myocarditis than if they were to get the vaccine. savannah? >> thank you. moving to some alarming new findings from the pentagon highlighting china's growing military power, including its rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal. andrea mitchell joins us now with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. it comes on the heels of a test of china's hyper sonic missile. mark milley says that china's rise is a great power joining the u.s. and russia means we're entering a world that is potentially more unstable than at any time in the last 70 years.
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>> reporter: could the u.s. be heading for a new cold war, this time with china? a new pentagon report underscoring the growing threat posed by beijing saying china is accelerating its nuclear weapons programs. a 2020 assessment found that china has about 200 nuclear warheads. the new report warns that could grow to 700 by 2027 and 1,000 by the end of the decade. >> china views having a much larger nuclear force and deterrent as part of cementing its standing as a truly global power. let's hope it's not more than that. >> reporter: the report says china is standing its ballistic missile arsenal and making rapid advances like its recently disclosed test of the new hypersonic missile, a missile capable of traveling five times faster than the speed of sound
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and evading u.s. defense systems. a technological advance mark milley has said could be the next sputnik moment, referring to the soviet satellite launch in 1957 that accelerated the arms race with the u.s. >> do we have the capability to match what we just saw from china? >> i won't go into anything classified. but i would say that that test that occurred was a very significant test, in my view. we're witnessing one of the largest shifts in global geostrategic power that the world has witnessed. >> reporter: the report also confirms pentagon concerns that china feared a u.s. military strike by trump last fall leading to milley's controversial calls to reassure china there would be no surprise attack first reported in the book "peril." it prompted republicans to call for milley to be fired. the new pentagon report says
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milley was told to make those calls by trump defense secretary mark esper. >> reporter: milley is warning that china's recent advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies could leave the u.s. behind in the coming decades if we fail to adapt. hoda? >> andrea mitchell for us in washington. thank you. much more to get to this morning. craig joins us. hi. >> good morning, good morning to you as well. it's a cold morning for tens of millions across the country. some waking up to the first freeze of the season. and in some areas, those frigid temperatures are also arriving with snow. we'll get to al's forecast in just a moment. but we start with shaquille brewster who joins us from chicago. hat and scarf already, huh? >> reporter: good morning, craig, yeah. the winter temperatures are back. here in chicago, we got the first freeze of the season on tuesday. but across the country, more than 100 million americans are preparing for the first freezing
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temperatures of the season. >> first snow of the season. >> reporter: this morning the first freezing temperatures ahead of winter. >> it's really just kind of that jumping off point. >> reporter: are sending shivers across the midwest and the northeast. >> getting out the jackets. >> reporter: frigid weather sweeping much of the nation with more than 150 million americans expected to face temperatures below 35 degrees. >> it got to 20, 30 degrees and we're trying to make it work. >> reporter: nearly a foot in snowfall set a daily record near the great lakes and left enough snow to make what was michigan's first snowmen of the season. and in binghamton, new york, the first measurable snow of the winter. in nashville, a freeze warning is in effect into friday. st. louis, cleveland, detroit, indianapolis and pittsburgh among the cities battling the season's first big chill. in gaylord, michigan, the national weather service sharing the video of a winter wonderland. the frosting days a chilly sign of what's ahead.
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>> reporter: these temperatures are coming about two weeks late for chicago which usually experiences its first freeze around october 19th. but, craig, that makes sense because chicago also had its warmest october on record last month. >> shaq brewster, thank you. 15 minutes past the hour. mr. roker, it's chilly around here too. >> the good news is, we will see things warming up, but first we got to get through the chill as you heard from shaq. look at this, we're over 106 million of us seeing those lows, seeing those lows that are below 32 degrees from bismarck, santa fe, indianapolis, chicago, all the way up to bangor and albany new york. we have frost and freeze alerts stretching from new mexico and new england and those cold temperatures are going to be hanging in there for the next 24 hours.
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charlotte, 45. for today, those temperatures are going to be anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below average from atlanta, houston, little rock, into charleston. we have one more night of the frosty temperatures from nashville to pittsburgh below freezing, rochester, 31. look what happens over the weekend. temperatures moderate. all right. d.c., 64 by monday. cincinnati will be 68 by monday. 71 in charlotte, here in new york city temperatures getting up into the low 60s. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. i just have to believe!
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the driver who hit her did stop and is cooperating with the investigation. good morning. i'm cierra johnson in san fr today is the day giants star buster posey is expected to announce he is retiring from the game. he's been a staple on the field and in the community for more than a decade. he made headlines for not continuing with the shortened to 2020 season to care for his twins. kari hall is tracking the rain we had this morning. >> quickly moved out. now we see some clearing as we go into the rest of the day after a lot of the micro climates got a quarter of an inch of rain or less. the rest of the day is looking nice.
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♪ they're playing your song. thursday morning, fourth of atlanta, 2021. a certain glow from winning the world series while it's still fresh on the players, coaches and fans of the atlanta braves the team arriving home last night. there's a parade set for tomorrow. >> first time they're hoisting that trophy in 27 years. >> it will be great. let's get started this morning. here are your headlines at 7:30. we're begin with the ahmaud arbery case and the growing controversy over the makeup of the jury the judge said he will seat one black juror and 11 white jurors. the judge acknowledged in the courtroom there appears to be,
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quote, intentional discrimination by attorneys for the three white defendants accused of killing arbery, but the judge said he was limited in his ability to intervene as defense attorneys gave valid reasons beyond race for striking potential jurors. the supreme court this week hearing arguments in its biggest guns case in more than a decade. it's a dispute over new york's restrictive gun law that requires special permission to carry a concealed handgun in public a majority of the justices seemed inclined to rule that the constitution provides a right to carry a gun outside the home chief justice john roberts and other conservative justices suggested new york's law goes too far. the court will issue its decision by late june. consumer alert for you this morning, the price of snacks going up products like oreo cookies, ritz crackers and sour patch kids will be more expensive in 2022 that's according to the company that makes those items
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they're expecting a 7% jump in prices inflation and transportation shortages are to blame. >> that is my kids' weekend diet that's it. >> cost you more next year, in addition to those dental bills. growing fallout this morning on a stunning claim that happened for the crew member in charge of the guns on the set of alec baldwin's movie the attorney suggested that fatal shooting could have been an act of intentional sabotage of the set miguel almaguer picks up the story from there good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in your conversation, attorneys for the film's armorer say they believe the bullet that killed the movie cinematographer may have actually been planted on the set. an explosive and unconfirmed accusation in an ongoing case that has not been declared a
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criminal investigation >> reporter: this morning, new pressure on authorities in the "rust" shooting investigation after an explosive claim from the attorneys representing hannah gutierrez-reed. in an exclusive interview with savannah on wednesday, lawyers for the film's armorer suggesting the deadly shooting may have been sabotage, speculating a live bullet was purposely planted on set and accidentally loaded into the gun that killed cinematographer halyna hutchins. >> we're assuming somebody put the live round in that box, which if you think about that, the person who put the live round in the box of dummy rounds, had to have the purpose of sabotaging the set. >> is that your theory of the case, that someone intentionally placed a live round into a box of dummies >> we are investigating and we are trying to get all of the facts. that's one of the possibilities. >> reporter: overnight, adding to the firestorm, gutierrez-reed repeating the claim in a new
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statement adding no one could have anticipated that someone would have introduced live rounds into this set sheriff investigators are not addressing the new allegations saying their investigation remains open and that they're focusing on those who had custody of the weapons, including the assistant director dave halls and gutierrez-reed. but the attorneys for the 24-year-old armorer adding others had a motive, including crew members who walked off the job the morning of the fatal incident. >> i believe that somebody who would do that would want to sabotage the set, want to prove a point. >> reporter: what do you make of those allegations? >> i mean, i find them to be incredibly irresponsible allegations and slanderous. >> reporter: this camera operator say he and others walked because the set of "rust" was unsafe he blames corner-cutting for the death of halyna hutchins which
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the production company called patently false this morning an unconfirmed theory expanding the mystery we should note the production company says there was no official complaints filed on the set. in the meantime, matthew hutchins has now obtained his own attorney >> thank you very much. we have an update on a story that we brought you yesterday. a 4-year-old australian girl found alive and well nearly three weeks after she vanished in the middle of the night on a camping trip with her family nbc's sara james is in melbourne for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. well, i just spoke to police in western australia who tell me that a suspect is in custody a 36-year-old man has been charged with one count of, quote, to forcibly take a child under 16 meantime, a little girl who caused all of australia to ask "where's cleo" is finally home
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>> reporter: it's the image all of australia wanted to see, a 4-year-old girl named cleo smith reunited with family now audio of the moment police found cleo alive, after she had been missing for 18 days >> come here what's your name what's your name what's your name, sweetheart >> my name is cleo >> reporter: from the arms of australian police detectives -- >> how are you are you okay we're going to take you to to see your mommy and daddy. >> reporter: -- the little girl back in the arms of her family, getting a visit from the state's premier.
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>> it was a lovely experience to meet that little girl. she's bubbly, playing, friendly, sweet. >> reporter: as a veteran police, a city, country celebrate a happy ending >> to see her sitting there and -- in the way she was, it was just incredible. >> reporter: nearly three weeks after her mystery disappearance gripped the nation cleo was vacationing with her family at a campsite near the coast in western australia she was asleep in the family tent when she vanished without a trace. her parents made emotional pleas for her safe return. >> we miss you >> reporter: cleo was discovered after a raid on a house in her hometown police did not reveal exactly what intelligence led to the recovery, but a 36-year-old man is in custody and has been charged with one count of
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forcibly taking a child under 16 little cleo now reunited with her parents who posted on instagram, "our family is whole again. police are getting huge kudos from the community for their tireless efforts in this case. things were happening, like buildings being lit up blue for the police celebrating a little girl going home. >> what a blessing thank you. >> isn't it nice to see sara james? sara james has been at nbc forever and a day. >> so great to see you >> we're glad to see you >> we should go visit her in australia. >> that might be better. coming up next, a new call for change the surprising reason behind a nationwide shortage of coins and its impact on shoppers and businesses from coast to coast kerry sanders has that story for us coming up right after this.
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we're talking about another staple that a lot of us have taken for granted. kerry sanders is with us from florida to explain good morning >> reporter: good morning. gcer across america i'm in a winn-dixie this morning. these are the coins i've been tossing in here since before the pandemic again we're going to toss them into the machine here and begin the counting process as we do that, just think about how many people across america are part of the problem. >> reporter: as the pandemic wanes, instore cash registers are ringing again. but if you're paying cash, you may get shortchanged because there's a shortage of, yes,
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change. >> we have ran out of change multiple times, especially quarters. >> reporter: at the farmhouse, making change for cash purchases not inasmuch demand as it once was. >> i think people are paying with cards more so now than they used to. and i think people think money is dirty i think they're afraid to touch it. >> reporter: one of the most in-demand coins today, quarters, because so many laundromats still require them the lack of quarters has managers restricting who can use the change machine quarters for washing machines and dryers only, not for the car parking meters. >> we don't have enough. this sign is new people around come and get in my coins. >> reporter: the u.s. mint estimates there are more than 6,000,000,600 million pennies, more than a billion nickels, 2 billion-plus dimes, almost 2 billion quarters spread out across the nations but too many coins have been tossed into jars and piggy banks and forgotten.
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>> i have a coin jar, i don't know what i'll do with them. >> reporter: the lack of coins the main topic at the u.s. coin task force meeting wednesday one big driver, according to the task force, it had been routine for folks to exchange coins for least once a year. >> customers save coins for a period of six months or a year and cash it in before they went on a large vacation and use it for their spending money on their trip it's picking up here in the recent months. but for the better part of the last year and a half, people haven't been traveling >> reporter: in ft. lauderdale, this 16-year-old and her sister did what may best be remembered by your grandparents, rolling coins. >> it's not a coin shortage. it's a lack of circulation, the coins. >> reporter: if you have a stash, you might be surprised how much it all adds up to >> we rolled about $200 and took
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it to the bank on monday >> reporter: we're down to the final count from the coins i put in it's counting up right now to -- let's see. >> how much? >> reporter: 89 -- $89.70. two years worth during the pandemic. >> that's why we have a coin shortage. >> if you use one of these machines -- >> he's hoarding >> that's right. >> thank you, kerry. >> reporter: if you use one of these machines, you have to recognize, if you want to get the money back, you're going to pay an 11.9% commission. but if you decide to get a gift card out of the machine like to amazon or something, no commission and no commission if you decide to donate it to a charity, which is what i've done today. i'm hitting "i'm done. going to the world wildlife foundation all in the spirit of the holidays, guys. >> what were you saying about -- >> i was at target over the weekend and they had a sign, please use exact change. we are have a coin shortage.
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good morning. it is 7:56. here's what's happening now. >> good morning. it turns out georgia congresswoman marjorie taylor green will not be the keynote speaker at the san francisco republican convention on saturday. the chronicle reports the appearance has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. green announced on tuesday in a podcast she was not vaccinated. up until this week, she would not disclose her vaccination status but that failure to disclose would have barred her from attending an indoor event in san francisco, so the gop was looking for an alternate location for her to speak. not clear who republicans have chosen to replace her.
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meteorologist kari hall is tracking the forecast and the rain. >> nice to see the rain that moved through earlier this morning, but now it is already clearing out as we get a look at showers moving to the south of the bay area as well as off toward the east. we are going to be gradually clearing out today with temperatures headed to the mid to upper 60s. storm systems nearby on saturday but not making it here to the bay area. we'll be watching for rain early next week on monday and tuesday. we'll have another local news update in 30 minutes.
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it's 8:00 on today coming up, election day fallout. democrats pull off a win in the closer than expected new jersey governor's race after major gains for republicans in the state of virginia lead to finger-pointing at the white house and congress. >> politics is about timing and we blew it on the timing. >> what it means for biden's legislative agenda and the upcoming midterms. plus, royal role we go one on one with kristen stewart to talk about her new film "spencer," what it was like transforming into princess diana and the major award buzz
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surrounding her performance. and ed sheeran live. we're catching up with one of music's biggest stars on the release of his latest album. why this record is deeply personal to him and a special surprise you won't want to miss. today, thursday, november 4th, 2021 ♪ >> from leesburg, virginia, to the big apple, girl trip >> celebrating cassidy's 17th birthday from pennsylvania. >> what's up, frankfurt, new york >> from raleigh, north carolina. >> celebrating our eighth anniversary on the "today" show. >> we're here to run the new york marathon. >> from jacksonville, florida! >> hello to our sons alex and nate. >> savannah loves all of her "today" show books and is excited to celebrate her
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birthday with all of her today show friends >> how cute is that? >> she's got everyone's kids book. >> welcome back, guys. it's a thursday. we're happy that you're starting off near the end of the week with us. >> friday eve. >> i thought it was friday coming up tomorrow, we have a fascinating firsthand look at how psychedelic drugs are starting to be used to treat people battling depression and ptsd and we'll talk to people who have tried it and say it has turned their lives around. it's pretty remarkable and giving a lot of folks hope for the future we'll have that for you tomorrow only here on "today." let's get to your news at 8:00 democrats avoided further embarrassment overnight with a slim victory in new jersey but their painful loss in virginia has party leaders asking what went wrong and who was to blame nbc's chief white house
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correspondent kristen welker joins us now with the latest good morning >> reporter: good morning to you. democrats are still reeling after those stunning setbacks, losing the virginia governor's race, and winning in new jersey, as you mentioned, but by a much closer margin than expected. now, this morning, the blame game is intensifying the president saying voters want to see action on his agenda. he and house speaker nancy pelosi are ramping up their push now for congress to pass those two massive spending measures this week. the infrastructure bill and that $1.75 trillion build back better plan other democrats say voters were actually sending a message to slow down, to get it right and they say the president wasn't elected to pass sweeping legislation, but rather to bring order and stability to washington democrats do agree, though, on just one thing they are failing to address voters' biggest concerns, the economy, and those rising prices, particularly as we head into the holidays. for their part, republicans are emboldened this morning and argue voters sent a clear message rejecting democrats'
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proposals all together one year before the all-important midterm elections which will determine who controls congress. >> kristen welker for us. bill gates says washington needs to show leadership in the fight against global warming he spoke with anne thompson at the u.n. climate conference for our today climate series and she joins us this morning for more on that interview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah bill gates is not afraid to take on big problems. he has tackled global health, disease and poverty through the bill and melinda gates foundation now he's focusing on the world's biggest problem, climate change. >> please welcome to the stage, bill gates. >> reporter: he's the fourth richest person on earth. now bill gates is trying to save the planet. >> can innovation stop the worst effects of climate change?
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>> yes any single innovation has a chance of failure. you have to fund a lot of different approaches >> reporter: the microsoft co-founder came to glasgow to encourage world leaders to do just that, and build a green industrial revolution. what does a green revolution look like? >> we need cement that you have to call green cement you want to fly around you have to have aviation fuel that is made without any emissions at all there's ways of making a ground beef equivalent that doesn't involve the cow at all so people are trying that out. >> can business do it on its own? >> we need to have a government policy that incense this activity. >> is president biden doing enough on climate change. >> we're at a crossroads where these two bills, the infrastructure and
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reconciliation bill, the u.s. will move into a strong leadership role. we'll be using our power of innovation, we'll create new industries, including the jobs around those in the united states if those two bills don't get through, i would say the u.s. is very disappointing. >> reporter: while other billionaires pursue a space race, gates' attention is on this world. >> the thing that i get excited about is making better seeds for farmers in africa or making a malaria vaccine or coming up with a wave-generating energy that can work not just in rich countries. >> reporter: can we solve this problem in time? >> yes, there's still time to not just event efficient approaches, but deploy them within a 30-year time frame. that's daunting. there's no previous project we've done of this scale but it's still very much doable. >> reporter: now to that end, gates' foundation is giving $315 million to help develop those seeds he mentioned that will better adapt to the change in the climate and that particularly will help small farmers in developing countries.
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savannah >> thank you. back here the white house is ramping up efforts to get millions of young children vaccinated against covid before the holiday season thousands of children between 5 and 11 already got their first pfizer doses on wednesday. the first day they became available. the white house says it plans to have 20,000 kid vaccination sites online by next week. in the meantime, ford has become the first major u.s. automaker to issue a vaccine mandate salaried workers now have until december 8th to get the shot or they could face unpaid leave that mandate, however, does not cover some 57,000 union workers. we got our news covered. would you like a boost here we go jacob and kelsey, they're both emergency room nurses at hospital jacob set up a special surprise. while their friends watched from a window, kelsey was call today the rooftop of the helipad but when she arrived with a stretcher, jacob was there
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we are back with the newest look at the life and legacy of princess diana. >> "spencer" hits theaters tomorrow and it stars kristen stewart as the people's princess. we're going to talk to her in just a moment. >> but we take a look at why the world remains so captivated by princess diana after all of these years. >> reporter: more than two decades on from her tragic death at 36 in a car crash in paris, the fascination with princess diana is as strong as ever. there's diana the musical. ♪♪ >> reporter: and the hit netflix series "the crown." >> a photograph falls out of your diary and i find your love letters, page after page of the passion i'm not getting. >> reporter: this summer, prince william and prince harry were joined by diana's family from the unveiling of the statue to remember the people's princess and commemorate what would have been her 60th birthday. the brothers living different lives, coming together to
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remember their mother. prince harry and meghan's departure from the royal family leading to more interest into what goes on behind palace walls and what it must have been like for a vulnerable young woman, breaking with transition, she spoke about she spoke about her mental health and reached out to those who were stigmatized and dispossessed an upside down fairytale, that's how the director describes diana's life the film set over the royal family's three-day christmas get together when diana makes her final decision to leave the royal family trapped by tradition, she decides to go her own way. >> she has to be able to do things you hate. there has two of you, the real one and the one they take pictures of. >> reporter: diana's story still resonates and the fascination of her continues. remembered for her compassion
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and charity. >> we would like to say good morning to the star of "spencer," kristen stewart welcome, welcome. >> good morning. >> we want to talk about your movie in just a second but there's some news. you're engaged we just learned about it congratulations. how long ago did that happen >> months ago. when did that happen, because i should remember that date. a month ago. the funny thing, even dylan's dad sent us an email congratulating and i was like, you were at the engagement party a month ago. >> how does it feel for you? >> perfect i'm so absolutely just -- i feel so lucky it's nice to know something. >> for sure. >> i know. i'm so surely happy.
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i'm stoked. >> that's cool >> off lot to be happy about you have an incredible standing ovation when this film "spencer" debuted. and you really embodied princess diana, which i can't imagine how intimidating that is to take on someone who is so well-known did you watch "the crown" was that part of the research? >> i think i watched it in three days i went through all the memoirs, documentaries. it was nice to have a dramatized version of the story to -- it was very clickbaity for me. >> how did you go about nailing the accent, the mannerisms, all of the things that were princess diana? >> she is not difficult to absorb, to be honest i wished that there was a sort of key to this magic trick my only answer is that i took her into my physicality in an emotional and spiritual way. i'm a huge, enormous admirer of her. it's hard to not be impacted by that energy.
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i had a good four or five months to work with a beautiful coach i trust process. it became really physical and once i got there, it was really important to focus on her spontaneity and her life i think ever picture i've seen of her, every bit of footagend i've seen of her, she is exuding life and exploding alive i couldn't make everything perfect and precise. i needed to live and breathe and feel unruly. when she walked in a room, it felt like you didn't know whatn back, you know, was going to happen. that could be projection, our memories of her and then knowing what happened. it's an interestg
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there's something about looking back, you know, hindsight is 20/20. every time i look at her, i get a little bit worried >> the film captures that. there's a certain unpredictability about her and it's an interesting construct. it's not supposed to be history. it's something poetic. you take three days and imagine what those three days at christmas toward the end of their relations, what that might have been like is that what kind of drew you to it, this idea of artistic license based on someone we all know or feel like we all know. >> i think that's what cinema gives us, an opportunity to dream and not just regurgitate facts. movies take external feelings and internalize them there are lives that people have that are incommunicable. and so i think all of the things that we know are true, as a cultural entity, as an audience, we bring all of those facts to the movie. you don't have to state them i think if by the end of the movie we end on a lighter note because she ultimately did find her liberation and she broke free and became embodied and
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articulated and was like, i'm going to speak for myself and have my boys and protect what really matters to me and then at the end of the movie, what rushes in is the tragedy of what happened you go, oh, man, you get to hold her whole life in these three days without having to hit the nail on the head it feels more emotional. >> it's a beautiful film we want to comment one more time on your engagement i think you said recently that it would be kind of cool if guy fieri officiated our wedding take a peek. >> i heard through the grapevine that you're looking for an officiant for your wedding i'm all in [ laughter ] >> is that i do?
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was that a real offer? >> is he joking? >> i think he means it. >> i wonder if yours was a real offer. do you really want him >> absolutely. i love it. do you know where he lives >> i don't >> does he live in l.a.? we should talk about this. >> we'll connect you now we feel like matchmakers thank you so much. congrats on everything, all the good things happening in your life "spencer" is in theaters starting tomorrow. >> lots of oscar buzz for you. we'll head over to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> today, we are looking at a good, decent amount of shower activity nothing showing up on the radar right now. we'll just go to the maps. 50s in the pacific northwest 40s up through the great lakes 50s in the mid-atlantic states it's chillier than average throughout much of the country today. we're looking for heavy rain moving into the pacific northwest. gorgeous day in the rockies. storm system is getting itself
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together through texas it's going to make its way through the gulf later today showers and chilly conditions through the southeast. that's what's going on around the co good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we take a look at the rain that's been moving in. we are going to see some of those showers clearing out and mainly cloudy start to our day. but it will be partly cloudy for the afternoon and take a look at how much rain fell in mt. tam. almost an inch, but most of us getting 0.1 for today. san jose, lighter amounts, 0.5 inches in the santa cruz mountains. we do continue to dry out, but we'll be watching more showers early next week. if you're heading out, take us with you, siriusxm channel 101. it's today show confidential but best time of the morning right now -- >> carson, hit it. >> i thought i was the go-to guy to marry celebrities >> let's get started
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the world is awaiting to see what's next for kari bradshaw and just like that, sarah jessica parker giving two lucky fans the chance to live like her beloved character for one night only her famously, unrealistic, glamorous apartment is head today airbnb it will be available for two one-night stays on november 12th and 13th in honor of it being 23 years, the price tag is 23 bucks. it's complete with kari's gigantic closet and they'll receive a custom greeting from sarah jessica parker herself it opens up on airbnb -- whyce aren't you grabbing your phones? >> it's going to last one second. >> $23.
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jay-z is sharing some words of wisdom in a new interview with possibly the world's most adorable reporter. jazzy is a brooklyn-based kid reporter and asked him about his success. >> what advice can you give them to be as successful as you >> believe in yourself, you got to have ultimately confidence like you do. very confident just believe in yourself >> looks like he's already on f. just believe in yourself. >> the right path next up, "sing 2." universal pictures will be releasing "sing 2" a month ahead of its premiere date we have a sneak peek at a brand-new trailer that is packed
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thanksgiving just went from halloween everything is christmas. >> he dropped the new video on facebook yesterday he hopped on instagram live after that he's gearing up to release a new album. we're looking forward to hearing more from our friend. up next, four-time grammy winner ed sheeran on his new album, the big life moment what inspired the album that he's calling his most favorite ever ed sheeran right after this. first your local news, weather and messages
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good morning. it is 8:26. i'm marcus washington. covid vaccinations for children over the age of 5 already under way in the bay area. if you're looking to book an appointment for your child, it can be tricky. health leaders say to check with your child's pediatrician first. but the state website,, check it out. time for the forecast. kari hall has been tracking down rain in our area. >> yeah, we had that rain
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earlier this morning. now a lot of it clearing out. we'll continue to see clearing. by this afternoon we have sunshine headed our way as our temperatures reach into the upper 60s. we'll be a little bit cooler than it's been thanks to that front moving through. but it will be a very nice day for those outdoor activities. more of the same tomorrow and then for the weekend it does get cooler as the storm system passes to the north of us. it will bring in more clouds on saturday. by early next week we'll have another chance of rain moving in, especially on monday into tuesday. temperatures even cooler, only reaching the low 60s. >> thanks. we'll have another local news update in 30 minutes. see you then.
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that's normal. okay. so many new toys. it's not going to be easy. but, together, we got this. kaiser permanente. thrive 8:30 now it's a thursday morning, 4th of november, 2021. it's supposed to be a little bit chilly >> look at that al poster. >> and we signed it. we'll see that on ebay just a little bit later >> not going to get much. >> as you saw, one of our favorites, ed sheeran is out with a fantastic new album called "equals." he's getting ready for his third "snl" this weekend and he's now a doting father. we have a lot to talk to mr. ed sheeran about. we'll do that momentarily. and then she was was the entertainer, a star in the kitchen, and now a new
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generation of fans is following the late, great julia child. she didn't start cooking until she was in her 40s we're going to talk to two incredible filmmakers that capture her rise to stardom. we're going to talk to them in just a minute. >> they made -- i cannot say it. >> they're in our new kitchen. >> we're going to have a sit-down with c.c. sabathia. he struggled with alcoholism over the years he talks about that, but he also talked about his will to turn his life around, even testing out that arm again with me in the batter's box. >> was it really a test? >> no. spoiler alert, didn't go well. he's still got it. if you have holiday shopping, we're going to let you know how to get your hands on the hottest toys of the season. let's get a check of the weather. >> starting off for our weekend,
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tomorrow, sunshine up and down the east coast, soaking rain, turning milder in the plains on saturday, we have more rain and mountain snow out west above average highs. coastal flooding in the southeast. on sunday, the marathon, we're talking about sun and clouds, light winds. starts off with 45, ends up with 55 degrees perfect running weather. and the rest of sunday, mild air moves to the east with lots of sunshine for almost the entire country with the exception of the northw good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. taking a look at the rain that moved through earlier this morning, now out of here.
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we'll see a clearing sky and temperatures will be cooler reaching into the upper 60s in our inland valleys. more of the same tomorrow and the weekend. we'll turn mostly cloudy on saturday and cooler for sunday as we set our clocks back one hour. early next week, even cooler as we get a round of rain coming in. scattered showers through tuesday. for san francisco, we'll continue to see temperatures in the lower 60s. weather. savannah >> al, thank you. coming up next, he's the biggest music star in the world, ed sheeran, live on his new album, the joys of becoming a husband and dad and his new collab with his friend taylor swift. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the citi music series on today is proudly presented to you by citi >> welcome back. ed sheeran is one of the biggest success stories in the history of music
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that's a big sentence. >> that is saying a lot. that's no lie. he has the highest grossing tour of any artist ever he's the second most streamed artist on spotify and he's celebrating the release of his new album "equals. it's a deeply personal album he joins us live from london good to see you. a week before halloween, you got the covid-19 diagnosis you've been in quarantine. how are you feeling? >> yeah, i'm all right, man. thank you for letting me on the show as well i meant to be there in person today, but obviously i had to quarantine and everything. i got out yesterday. all is good. >> we love it when you come here please come another time because you're one of our absolute favorite guests ed, so excited about this new record coming out. we already know a couple of the songs and i just read this morning that actually bad habits was a late add and now it's this huge hit
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>> yeah, well, i -- "shape of you" was like that as well i find sometimes when you finished an album, the precious sort of -- it's always the best time to write a song when you're not trying to write the first single i finished the album in december last year. in january, i went in and just -- it stuck we rented an old country house >> that record is a coming of age album for you, exploring, fatherhood, exploring being married and experiencing the loss i was dying to hear this record. we've been friends for many years. and i have to say, you lost a very good friend on march 2nd, three weeks later, you performed at his funeral and you did a song when i saw the recording of it, it was the most moving thing i had seen visiting hours is not only on the record, but you put the strength on this one's song's back tell me about the song and how it signifies this record
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>> well, i mean the album itself, like i've never really felt like an adult before. i went into my 20s as a touring musician and i just toured the world and partied and whatever and then i stopped touring, got married, had a kid, my friend passed away and i turned 30. all of those things led me to be an adult for the first time. that's what i feel like the album is about the song "visiting hours," grief is somebody that everyone goes through and acceptance is the last stage of it i'm not saying that -- i'm not saying i haven't accepted it with "visiting hours," you want five minutes with that person just because -- you just want to be able to clear the air a bit before -- yeah, accepting.
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>> it's a beautiful song as you said, you've been through pretty much all of the life's journeys in this short period of time, including a joy, which is fatherhood and you have a sweet lullaby that is devoted to your daughter how are you doing as a daddy >> it's good it's the best thing that's ever happened to me she's wonderful. she started walking. she's making -- i think she said -- she's great. she's great. we're new parents. everything is -- we're learning. we're learning yeah, it's a journey >> what was leila for halloween? >> she was locked in with me, actually my wife was away when i got my covid diagnosis. i was in the house with her. we did carve pumpkins and we did -- she didn't watch "ghostbusters. but i put it on after she went
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to bed. >> how about your collab, is that what the kids say, your collab with taylor swift. >> we're expecting that next week. >> there's two of them, actually there's two. when i first met taylor, the very, very first day, we wrote a song called "run." and that was going to be on "red" and we wrote "everything has changed" a week later which ended up being on "red." i was always like, maybe one day she'll want to release it. when she was doing her re-releases of the album, she got in contact and said, how would you feel about doing "run." it was a real, real joy to do and getting to revisit -- it's been ten years since we wrote those songs. it's a real joy to go and revisit them and re-record them. november 12th.
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>> quickly, we have a piece of videotape of you auditioning for a british tv show that you did not get. >> you were 16 >> 16. >> ed hasn't a clue what he's doing. but he's trying. >> i'm trying to get it in my head i think i messed up as well. >> they saw you had a lot of talent, ed, but not in the dancing department >> so that tv show was -- i thought that was the end of my clear when -- they put so much pressure on you in the moment. you have to get this part. you have to get this part. if you don't get this part, it's the end. i remember not getting it and being like, well, that's it? i wanted to be an actor. and that was -- it was like england's "high school musical" basically. and i said, i'm not going to be an actor i'm going to put all of my energy into music. i'm glad i didn't get the part. >> the only person who feels worse is arlene who turned you
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down and she has a message for you. take a look. >> hi, i'm the one who let ed sheeran slip through her fingers. i did say he couldn't dance and i recently saw him dance a duet. yeah, he can dance ed, i love and adore you and i live for your music. >> how about that? >> you know, she wasn't lying when she said i couldn't dance when people say, oh, how did you feel about her saying you couldn't dance, she was honest i did learn to dance in the "thinking outloud" video i talked with her after that video came out. >> that's like interviewing the coach who cut michael jordan you learned a lot when you were 16 on behalf of all of us at "the
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voice", thank you. >> everyone who at the stage of that sort of knockouts is all so good it's less about them winning the whole thing and more about them just having the platform of the show to kind of go on and -- yeah, be massive it's good. >> thanks for being on good luck on "snl" this weekend. have a safe trip here. "equals" is out now. we encourage people to pick that fantastic record up as well. good to see you. she drew viewers into her kitchen with her humor and charm. >> julia child presents is chicken sisters. >> a new generation of fans is discovering the timeless genius of julia child first,his is "today" on nbc. t ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪
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(music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ can you see my wall of smiles? when i first started using genesys technology i was kind of embarrased at all the love and attention i got from my customers. people are so moved by how much i understand about them. they start including me in their lives. that's helen and her friends. i arranged a wellness retreat for them. look at those ladies. such wisdom. mmm. but it's really genesys that helps me understand people and what they truly need.
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i'm just glad i can help. we're back it is 8:45 not only are we sitting in the
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kitchen of the legendary chef julia child, but it smells like a kitchen too. during the age of jell-o molds and tv dinners, child taught america how to cook again. and the new documentary "julia," we get a closer look at the icon came to be but first a look back on her legendary career >> julia child presents the chicken sisters. >> reporter: julia child is the ultimate icon of the food world. she was a force. >> i'm ready to make fish. >> reporter: she was larger than life. >> you're at least 6 feet tall. >> i'm 6'2". >> reporter: smart and funny. >> i'm drying lettuce. >> reporter: child burst onto the scene in the '60s winning hearts with her passion for food, can-do at the and fearlessness in the kitchen. >> that didn't go very well. >> reporter: it began with her
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first cookbook at 49 more than 700 pages of french recipes at a time when american kitchens were filled with canned food her surprising best seller and the idea that you can cook like this at home was a game changer for american cooks and julia child. >> we want watch julia's show with my grandmother and then grandpa would buy the ingredients and we would cook that meal. >> reporter: her popularity heated up with her tv show "the of what woman in the home ought to be. >> julia is the first rock star chef. >> reporter: and her celebrity status solidified when she was parodied on "snl." >> i cut the dickens out of my finger >> reporter: julia child passed away in 2004 she taped her final shows into her 80s.
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sharing her love of food to the end and leaving a long-lasting legacy in american kitchens, even today. >> this is julia child, bon appetit. >> now with us, the filmmakers behind the new "julia" documentary, betsy west and julie cohen, who i should point out are oscar nominated for a previous documentary on rbg. why did you pick julia child >> we like telling the stories of groundbreaking, glass-breaking women like rbg and when we thought about julia, we realized how much she changed our world. we also thought, it might be kind of fun to film a story about julia. >> by the way, the idea that she was 49 years old when she started on this journey. she wasn't on tv until she was 50 i was shocked to hear that, that she did that. >> it took her a while to find
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her passion. she grew up in a privileged and constrained environment. you're going to find the nice, perfect husband and live a quiet life and stay the heck home. julia has other plans for her life and he really fell in love with food when she was in france and just decided she was going to make that her life's calling. >> how was she accepted? she was unique she was tall, she's 6 foot she has a high-pitched voice she wanted to be on tv was that an easy path for her? how did she get in there >> you know, julia spent 12 years working with two collaborators in france on mastering the art of french cooking which is the definitive book about how to cook french food when she went on a little talk show to promote this book, she insisted that they have a hot plate there, which was not something that was done in the early 1960s.
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she cooked an omelet the host was kind of blown away by how good it was and the tv station, decided, let's take a chance. let's try her. the audience really responded to julia. >> and the cool thing about her, she made tons of mistakes and kind of giggled about it that ended up being the fun. >> authenticity. that's what viewers want when you talk to the executives, back then, they're thinking, a woman should be petite and blond and perky and boring julia was the opposite she shows up with her hot plate and omelet pan and the viewers calling in, who was that woman in she's amazing. >> and a surprising thing about her, which i didn't know, i know she was married for a long, long time, there was an -- i don't know how you guys approach this in the documentary but there was a very central part, you should feed your man, there were a few other -- >> flatter your man and something else >> and something else.
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that part of her life. >> we knew that julia's husband, paul, was really important they had a great relations, living in france when he was working for the state department but it wasn't until we started doing the film that we realized what a very deep and sexy relations -- relationship they had. >> and we're having beef bourguignon. >> beef bourguignon was julia child's classic. >> what do you think folks are going to take away from this documentary about julia child. >> they may leave a little bit hungry there's a lot of food. but i think maybe they'll be inspired by the idea that you can find your passion later in life, as julia did and you can just like go for it. and i think she is an inspiration to a lot of people to just find what you love doing. >> so are you two.
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i just want to say, again, to just to reemphasize the rbg documentary that you guys did was amazing. it was nominated for an oscar. i can't wait for people to see this one "julia" is out in new york and l.a. next friday and then a nationwide release they're making us wait a little bit. we're going to talk more about it and we're going to actually make one of julia's most popular recipes. we're going to do that in the fourth hour. are you going to show us how to do it for real i'm going to eat first, this is "today" on nbc.
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home economics teacher is 103. lived in the same house for 75 years. happy 100th birthday to clyde meyers from indianapolis, indiana. viola from jackson, north carolina, she says the secret to longevity and staying active ralph is celebrating 103 and last but not least, a happy 75th anniversary to bob and ethel lee. proud grandparents from jasper, missouri they knew each other for two weeks before they got married. after all these years, they said it was love at first sight very much like this beef bourguignon. this is love at first sight. >> this is a real julia child recipe. >> we talked about that engagement chicken or whatever,
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no, it's engagement beef >> on the fourth hour, julie and betsy are going to come back and make us a delicious dessert. >> i'm going to have to hang around. the third hour, the whiz that is shaking up silicon valley. >> beef what >> beef bourguignon. >> make it tonight >> yeah. up silicon valley. >> beef what? >> beef bourguignon >> m.ak . good morning. it is 8:56. i'm marcus washington. alameda county supervisors plan to convene this morning despite the tragic death of supervisor wilma chan. she was struck and killed yesterday while walking her dog in alameda. she was a longtime bay area
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