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good morning. breaking overnight. >> back off! >> protesters take to the streets in chicago after dashcam video shows the moment an officer shot a 17-year-old suspect 16 times. that officer now charged with murder, but his lawyer claims his actions were justified. long lines, tight security. crowds already building on the roads, rails and at airports this morning as the thanksgiving rush kicks into high gear. will both security concerns and weather woes slow you down? we'll have full coverage this morning. hello from the other side >> and hello. she's smashing records with her new album and the most popular song in the world. now adele's capping off a whirlwind week in studio 1a with a live interview and
november 25th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> r. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. have you seen what's going on behind us? >> one of the biggest crowds i think we've seen outside on our plaza because adele is here and if you can just step outside and let them know she's not singing in the plaza, she's singing inside our studio. >> we made it clear. we said it's an indoor concert but that doesn't stop thousands of people for showing up. the guy behind us here, this man over on the side here has a sign up i've been here since 6:00 yesterday, first one here, just so he could be the guy closest to the window to watch her perform inside. >> maybe we can persuade her to take a walk outside and say hello to all her adoring fans in a few moments.
first, let get right to the news. our top story this morning, demonstrations in chicago overnight after the release of a chilling video that shows an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. now, this happened more than a year ago. the video was just released. the officer was just charged. he is waking up behind bars this morning. nbc estephanie gosk is covering the story and is in chicago for us. steph, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the family of the victim say they did not want this video released. in fact the victim's mother told her attorney she didn't want to watch it at all, but now that it's out there the city is bracing for the reaction. overnight there are demonstrations and an anticipation that there will be more to come today. >> overnight hundreds of protesters scuffled with police in the center of chicago. one officer injured in the fray and a handful of arrests. triggered by the public release of dramatic dashcam video recorded from a police shooting last october. the video begins with a patrol
car ration through the streets of the city's southwest side, responding to a report of a man with a knife trying to break into cars. the video shows 17-year-old laquan mcdonald walking in the middle of the road, a knife in hand. the prosecutor says he took the drug pcp that night. officer jason van dyke and his partner approach him with their weapons drawn. within seconds van dyke starts shooting. mcdonald stumbles. a total of 16 rounds were fired and the suspect lays on the ground. more than a year later van dyke is accused of first-degree murder. his lawyer says he shot mcdonald because he was worried for his safety. >> he was brought into the situation by the actions of laquan mcdonald, and he reacted. >> six months ago city agreed to give the victim's family a $5 million settlement. the city did not admit to any wrongdoing.
chicago police to release the dashcam video after journalists sued for access. the indictment came just hours before the video's release. while city leaders including mayor rahm emanuel made a plea for peaceful demonstrations. >> i understand that the people will be upset and will want to protest when they see this video. but i would like to echo the comments of the mcdonald family. they have asked for calm and for those who choose to speak out to do it peacefully. >> reporter: among the places where there will be possible protests in the coming days, chicago's magnificent mile. some groups have threatened that they will try to disrupt black friday shopping hoping that if neve an economic impact their voices will be hurt. matt and savannah, back to you. >> stephanie gosk in chicago, thank you. today is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and to go along with the typical concerns over traffic and the weather, this year, as you might imagine, security is also on a
lot of minds. we have the thanksgiving rush covered from all angles, starting with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. in the wake of the paris attacks there's a high state of alert nationwide but officials at the white house is making it very clear there's no credible or specific intelligence indicating a similar plot on the u.s. bring it on, that's the message from the latest propaganda video from isis taunting the u.s. and mocking the american military. you attack us with $250,000 missiles, the narrator says while we send your proxies to hell with 50-cent bullets. with terror on top of mind this u.s. thisks and warplanes launching new strikes against isis president obama is trying to calmer inves here insisting the u.s. is doing in its power to keep americans safe. >> we cannot and will in the succumb to fear nor can we alou
fear to divide us. that's how terrorists win. >> reporter: a new fbi and homeland security bulletin is urging law enforcement stay vigilant. despite fears of another paris-style attack overseas here in the u.s. the top concern remoans homegrown extreatmentists and copycats with soft targets from coast to coast almost impossible to protect. across the country, a show of force, from los angeles. >> we have a number of different tourist destinations that's a big part of our economy. certainly we're always vigilant to anything happening there. >> beg for your life, beg! >> reporter: to new york city where our station wnbc got an exclusive look at the nypd's new critical response command. hundreds of any officers trained in counterterror measures. police holding drills battling both active shooters and hostage-takers. >> this is going to be an elite dedicated force trained in counterterrorism, briefed on intelligence every day and over time they will have a context
behind that intelligence. >> reporter: in boston beefed up security from faneuil hall to fenway park prepared to host a thanksgiving day tradition, high school football. >> any family setting we make sure that people are safe going to those venues. >> reporter: back here at the white house president obama is among those trying to balance tradition and security. later this morning he'll meet with his national security advisers. they will review the security situation here in the u.s., and then this afternoon the president will part national thanksgiving turkey with a little ceremony in the rose garden. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander at the white house, peter, thank you. what are you going to face if you're driving to your holiday destination? for starter, cheap gas. it's the cheapest for thanksgiving since 2008. the average price $2.15 a gallon, 65 cents less than last year. nbc's tom costello is along busy i-959 in maryland. good morning, tom, how is it looking? >> yeah, good morning. in fact, because of that cheap gas we have record numbers of people on the roads. here we are, i-95 headed north
out of washington, headed towards baltimore, and if you haven't left already, this is the time you should leave right about now, according to the experts. the best time to start driving for thanksgiving right now and also we're told this evening, but avoid the mid-afternoon. avoid 12:00 to 4:00. you'll be joined by a lot of people smooth sailing though we're told on thanksgiving, both in the morning and in the evening. the biggest internet choke points -- interstate choke point in the country, chicago, a 12-mile stretch of the kennedy expressway there, 16 million hours wasted every year right there stuck in traffic, i-95 in los angeles, multiple stretches of i-405, the i-10, i-110 and u.s. 101 and in new york city i-59 and the lincoln tunnel. by the way, austin, texas, ranks as having one of the biggest choke points in the country. it's i-35 between east riverside drive and also east dean keaton street. 1.5 million gallons of fuel
wasted there. best time to head home, we're told, it's going to be saturday after thing and monday before 10:00 a.m., but avoid sunday. avoid 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. you'll be joining millions of your best friend out on the roads. so here we are right now. it's not that bad. we're doing about what, ed, 60 miles an hour or so right now in. >> 60 isn't bad, but things are going to pick up in the coming hours. again, northbound on one of the busiest interstates in the country. guys, back to you. >> ed is going right under the supply. tom costello, thank you so much. with heightened security and nearly 1 million americans to fly for the thanksgiving holiday, you can expect some very long lines at airports coast to coast. nbc's kerry sanders is at busy dallas-fort worth international. hi, kerry, good morning. happy holiday. >> reporter: well, happy holidays. you know, traveling by air today will be a little bit like weaking barefoot over broken glass, but at least right now things are moving slowly at most airport across the country. you can see the tsa line behind
to get through here at dfw but as we look at what's called the misery map provided by flight aware, we can already see there's some delays. there are delays in boston, a little bit further south in new york, and then we come down to washington and, again, all the way down to miami there are some delays. now, if you're traveling today, this may sound like the obvious report, but if you're not a regular flyer, just think about these little tips. first of all, check in online. if you have a phone or computer check in online, and if you're taking luggage and your airline charges, can you pre-pay. that will speed everything up, and it might even save you a few dollars because some airlines charge less than paying online than paying at counter. arrive at the airport two hours early. you hear this all the time and a lot of people ignore it. i travel a lot and i ignore it, but today is the one day that it really does matter. get to the airport early, especially if you're driving to the airport to park. a lot of parking lots will fill up so you have to remember everything will be a little bit
a valid i.d., like a driver's license or passport. now the one thing you do not want to bring to the airport, and, again, this may surprise a lot of people, don't bring your gun, and what surprises people is that the tsa confiscates six guns a day across the country, and with more pats jerts traveling today, it's likely they will get more guns. so, matt, some travel tips and really hopefully everything works out smoothly today because, remember, a lot of people are looking at each other. i think if you treat people as if they are a federal air marshal and you're courteous to those people thinking they are a federal air marshal, everything will go smoothly and you'll make it to dinner at grandmother's. >> or treat people curiously because they are human beings. >> that said. >> and we should. >> this all turns on al's forecast right here, because the travel could be affected in certain areas of the country. in fact, i hope kerry gets out of there today, because if he doesn't, he may be stuck there
through thanksgiving. >> yeah. >> meantime, let show you what we're looking. a for today, as savannah mentioned, not much of a problem. the only real trouble spot will be out west. salt lake city, airport delays, accumulating snowfall. snow will continue into wednesday night. if you're traveling say right now on i-15 from salt lake to great falls, heavy snow across the mountains, slick visibility problems. thursday, here we go. this is where the trouble starts. denver airport, snow. dallas and houston, thunderstorms developing and heavy rain and strong wind. airport delays most likely. also on i-35 from kansas city to minneapolis, icy mix with snow and low visibility, kansas city to dallas and storms with locke flooding rains and localized flooding. traveling from st. louis to baltimore, soggy travel on the roads and some delays at the airport, but the big travel problem will be tomorrow, what used to be a dead day for travel and everybody is traveling almost every day so tomorrow is going to be a big problem with a lot of hubs.
mr. roker, thank you very much. >> meantime, there are new calls for restraint this morning after turkey shot down a russian plane right near the syrian border. this incident escalating tension in a region that does not need more of that. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel in istanbul, again, for us. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. moscow is still fuming over this, the russian foreign minister today accusing turkey of a, quote, planned provocation in which one russian pilot was killed, also a crew member of a russian rescue helicopter. russia says one of its pilots was murdered in cold blood after turkey downed a russian jet yesterday. the two pilots bailed out of their s.u. 24 pommer alive, russia says, but floated down into hostile territory. ground held by the very fighters they were allegedly bombing. >> the so-called moderate syrian
way between them and the syrian regime. their commander claims the russian plane was assisting syrian government forces. >> did that russian plane fire on your fighters before it was shot down? yes, after it ran out of ammunition. it went towards turkey. several times he said. one of the russian pilots fell near this front line and russia says the rebels brutally executed him. the navigator was later recovered by syrian forces and today arrived safely at a russian base. president vladimir putin who yesterday accused turkey of being in league with terrorists today warned russians they might not be safe in turkey. turkey's prime minister in his first public comment since the incident said he doesn't want to further escalate. the same message from president obama. >> i think it's very important right now for us to make sure that both the russians and the turks are talking to each other,
find out exactly what happened and take measures to discourage any kind of escalation. >> reporter: but at this stage it seems unlikely that we are going to have any productive conversations between russia and turkey. the russians said today they are reexamining their relations with turkey. back to you. >> thank you. >> turn to the investigation into the paris terror attacks this morning. we are learning more about the apparent mastermind's movements on that ill-fated night. as police in belgium issue an alert for a man who helped a key suspect get to paris. keir simmons is in brussels. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we're learning that the french officials believe that that master mind who you will remember was ultimately killed in a police raid returned to the scenes of the massacre in the hours after the attacks. we're learning that just as the french and belgium police issue a call to try to find another
warrant issued for a 30-year-old man mohamed abrini who was seen in a car with salah abdeslam who again you will remember they have been hunting for for more than a week now. the two of them were seen in this vehicle on their way to paris two days before the attack. reports like that are raising questions again about whether the m mayor saying that she was given a list of extremists before the attacks, her office didn't know what to do with it. meanwhile, people here are returning to work, the schools are opening, the subway behind me has opened again. the simple act of taking your children to school or the morning commute has turned into an act of dieefiance against the terrorists. they believe though they haven't apprehended every suspect they have managed to disrupt the terror cell by carrying out so many arrests and raids. something new in the race for the exhaust now, donald
appearance on the campaign trial last niem. melania trump was flanked by his parents and three of the republican candidate's children during a rally in myrtle beach, south carolina. trump's wife has until now chosen to stay largely behind the scenes. >> he will be the best president ever. we love you. >> trump's family left the stage before he launched into more than an hour of criticism of both his republican rivals and administration. he called a trump i'm percent nater on to the stage, complemented his blond wig and called it a big beautiful head of hair. >> we have a warning from the cdc for people who recently bought rotisserie chicken salad from costco 19 people in seven states are sick with an e.coli infection cranked to that salad. >> five of those people have been hospitalized. consumers who purchased row sis
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7:30 now on this wednesday morning, november 25th, 2015, and this crowd will not be let down because adele is here and will perform in just a few minutes. we're going to put it up on the big jumbotron right there so they will be able to see her and get close to her and we're hoping to persuade her to walk out with us in a few minutes. >> can we talk about that at the 8:00 open. can we say that in fact -- we can say in fact that adele is going to go outside. >> all right. >> she's coming out there, people! >> those people have been waiting in some cases for a day now. >> awesome. >> anyway, on this wednesday morning, take a look at some of the stories right now. hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of chicago overnight following the release of this video that shows
the 2014 police shooting of a black teenager. the officer now being held on a charge of first-degree murder. >> belgium police have issued an arrest warrant for the man tied to the attacks in paris. he was seen driving the car with the key suspect two days before the bombings and shootings. and another round of storms in washington state adding to problems caused by some severe weather last week, some 40,000 people without power. a lot of them being told, unfortunately, that electricity won't be restored in time for thanksgiving. that is not fun. let's begin this half hour with a holiday travel rush and stepped-up security in the wake of new threats from isis. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is in times square here in new york city. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. let's just look at the next six weeks here in new york city. of course, tomorrow, the big macy's thanksgiving day parade, 3 million people are expected to attend. next week the lighting of the rockefeller christmas tree, and believe it or not, a few weeks
in times square to bring in 2016. as you might imagine, law enforcement officials are on a heightened state of alert. there's this new critical response team, matt. it was launched a few weeks ago. we're talking several hundreds specially equipped and specially trained officers who are now here in new york city, especially trained in counterterrorism measures. they participate a number of drills just this week involving it was one, of course, in new york city's subway. two terrorists with assault weapons took some hostages. there was another involving a lone wolf, so to speak, and officials work to retake control of the floor. in addition to that new specialized unit the nypd also in the process of making sure that all 35,000 plus of its officers are trained to deal with an active shooter in case on of these specialized forces aren't able to respond immediately. in addition to that, in addition to that, at bridges, at tunnels,
boat patrols, we're talking about more of those license plate readers and even some aerial surveillance involving thermal imaging. we should note here, again, at this point here in new york city there is no specific, no credible threat, bill bratton, the police commissioner, saying he wants people to have fun and still be vigilant and also this week a new app was unveiled. in addition to see something, say something, officials want people to see something, send something. send a picture or a text message if you see something that looks amis. matt. >> all right. craig melvin in times square, craig, thanks so much. >> the other piece of this, of course, is the holiday forecast. let's check in over with al. >> guys, there's rough weather in the pacific northwest that will be affecting pretty much the entire country over the next 72 to four to five days. heavy snow and winds. in fact, as we go to the maps
and show you what's going on, up to 50 million people under some sort of winter weather advisory from the west coast all the way into texas and parts of nebraska. we are expecting to see this for today. so, here's the storm starting today. the storm track, the system, more mountain snow, valley freezing rain. tomorrow -- actually i should say today, we're looking into the rockies, the high plains, the travel impacts. as we move into thanksgiving, look at this, from san antonio to oklahoma city. severe storms. big icing conditions up into the upper mississippi river valley. friday we've got more of the same wet weather from chicago, indianapolis, strong storms down into san antonio. oklahoma going to be dealing with ice and snow as well. here are the rainfall amounts. some parts of texas and oklahoma up to 8 inches of rain. look for localized flooding. it's going to be a mess, plus as far as snow is concerned, out west, we're looking at anywhere from 8 inches to 2 feet of snow through the rockies, and then as we make our way into the central
big problem, anywhere from a quarter to half an inch from parts of new mexico all the way up into the u.p. of michigan. that >> that's your latest weather. don draper called and wants his jacket back. >> he'd be wearing plaid today as well. >> sorry about that at home. coming up on "trending," why this "jeopardy!" contestant has suddenly become the talk of the internet. >> the stores are ready.
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to go out and say hi to the crowd, but will perform inside our sued joe. every year on black friday crowds are racing to the stores. >> with the rise of online shopping does black friday really matter for shoppers anymore? >> according to american express nearly half of us still plan to take advantage of friday sales, spending an average of $584, but turns out black friday is just not the blow out day it used to be, consumers can now get major discounts before and after the big day and there are bargains of course always on the internet 24/7. it seems black friday is turning into more of a gray day. the black friday stampede is about to begin. but shoppers this year might want to slow down. turns out they don't have to join the long lines of bargain hunters as soon as thanksgiving dinner is over. >> black friday matters a lot less than it used to. there was a time when all sales
today it feels you start hearing about sales a month, two months before black friday. >> reporter: while the friday after thanksgiving still brings out the masses yearning to save big, these days it's more like a black friday season. >> every day for ten days expect new deals. >> reporter: retailers have caught on that customers are buying earlier. >> according to nielsen more than a third have started shopping by the end of september and by this time of year it's more than half. not to mention the fact that not all shoppers like the friday madness. >> the headaches don't really justify being out of bed at 4:00 in the morning to shop. >> does anybody want to be part of this? >> no. >> chevy has a better way with black friday deals all month long. >> reporter: online deals and cyber monday the black friday of cyberspace means shoppers can get bargain basement prices without leaving their basement. according to one study the number of consumers planning to shop online is up 12% over the last year and in many cases the deals can now actually come
directly to you. >> the retailers that will do the best are the ones that can figure out how to use big data to get you the deals you want at the moment you want them on your mobile device. >> reporter: so what do you need to know to be a smart black friday shopper? only wait in line if you know it's worth it. experts say you should only stand in line at a local retailer that does not have a website and is offering special holiday sales in their stores. also, don't even think about paying full price, don't think about buying something until the discount is 30 or 40% off. keep an eye on your item online, you might be able to catch a better deal. what time should you start to shop? to get an idea when stores are most crowded on black friday google analyzed data from smartphone users with their location history turned on allowing them to anonymously track your device. >> that's good. >> turns out crowds are heaviest between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon and lightest perhaps this is not a surprise really at 5:00 a.m.
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all right. we're back. 7:49 on a wednesday morning. we're getting ready for a big performance from adele live in our studio, and dylan is in for carson over in the original room to help us get ready. >> hey, good morning, guys. actually had to stop listening to that song on repeat just to come to the original room today the it's just playing constantly in our house, and if you're like me, hello kind of makes you tear up a little bit, but now there's a version sure to help you smile instead. adele joined jimmy fallon for a new rendition of her song use, of course, classroom instruments and, yes, a toy phone. hello from the other side
i'm sorry for breaking your heart does it tear you apart >> the song just always sounds good, no matter what instruments you're use, and now adele has officially taken over the record for most u.s. albums sold in a week, and she did it in just three days, selling nearly 2.5 million albums. it's expected to reach 3 million by the end of the week, and that breaks the old record set back 15 years ago, 'n sync's "no strings attached" which sold 2.4 million copies and they have tweeted. we officially say bye bye spgs-base as adele says hello to the record. it's almost like we planned this. >> you're right. doesn't matter if you use childhood instruments with that voice you do do fingernails on a blackboard and it would play good. >> do you think we can play triangles in the background. i'm available. >> ding.
>> coming up, we'll talk to adele about her remarkable week and take her outside to say hi to a sea of fans out on the plaza. >> but first on a wednesday morning a check of your local news. this is more than just a town. this is our home. and small business saturday... is more than just a day. it's our day... to shop small at the places we love... with the people we love. for stuff we can't get anywhere else. and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here... can help keep our town growing. this saturday is small business saturday, let's all shop small. for the neighborhood, the town, the home we love.
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it's 8:00 on today. trouble in toyland. planning to do holiday shopping for the kids? we'll tell you about dangerous toys still on the shelf. >> plus, carly simon says the legendary singer opens up about life, love and the man behind that song. about woman in music. the superstar smashing record sales with her brand new album as adele performs live, wednesday, november 25th, 2015. >> good morning, adele. we brought a gift from you all the way from long island. >> good morning, oklahoma.
>> wake up, kansas city! >> good morning, corpus christi, texas. >> it's 38 degrees. >> and there's a 100% chance we're from florida! >> absolutely beautiful. it's the day before thanksgiving. we have a huge crowd. we always have a huge crowd on thanksgiving the day before. it becomes even huger when the biggest star on the planet is here. all these folks are hoping to get a glimpse of adele. dylan. shall we do the dance we'll do when we met adele ourselves. >> we are so excited. >> that was fun. >> and matt is even luckier because he's with adele and she's ready to say good morning. >> so, tomorrow, we get to welcome santa claus to the parade and this morning, we get to welcome adele to the plaza to a few fans that are here in new york city. come on over here.
normally, watch your step. this is the kind of crowd we get when stars perform outside. these people who know you're here performing inside. >> you know. why might she sell 3 million albums in one week, this is why, right here. >> it is incredible how quick -- remember just a couple weeks ago, the new music and here she is, the song is on everyone's lips, a cultural phenomenon and giving her fans such -- such a delight. >> we're going to be hearing from adele in just a little while, but first with natalie on assignment, tamron's got a check
of the top stories even as adele continues to take selfies. tamron, take it away. >> good morning, everyone. activist groups are threatening to disrupt black friday shopping in chicago to protest the deadly shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in october of 2014. dashcam video was released on tuesday. it shows officers responding to a report of a man with a knife trying to break into cars. it ends with officer jason van dyke firing 16 shots at 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. officials say the teen did have a knife in his hand and had taken the drug pcp. officer van dyke was indicted tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder. his attorney says it was self-defense. caution is the watchword as americans defy new terror threats to begin their holiday travel and shopping. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at white house. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. happy thanksgiving, a little bit early here when officials at white house says there's no credible or specific intelligence indicating a paris-style plot here in the
u.s. still in its latest propaganda video isis is now taunting the u.s., mocking american soldiers as demoralized and suicidal after the wars in iraq and afghanistan, but no actual threat in that video. a new fbi and homeland security bulletin urges local police to stay vigilant. the top concern, it says, remain homegrown extremists. the challenge remains defending soft targets across the country. in new york city our station wnbc got exclusive access to the nypd's new critical response command. they held counterterrorism drills battling active shooters and hostage-takers. later this morning again at the white house, president obama will meet with his national security advisers to review the security situation across the country. tamron. >> all right, peter, thank you very much. officials in belgium say they have arrested four new suspects with direct ties to the paris terror attacks. they also issued an arrest warrant for a fifth man mohamed abrini who was recorded with another suspect at a gas station
near paris two days before the attacks. and in paris a prosecutor revealed tuesday that the massacre ringleader had planned to attack the city's financial district just days later. however, he was killed in a shootout with police. along with tighter security, bad weather from utah to missouri could slow holiday weekend travel. an estimated 3.5 million americans will be traveling by air and aaa says nearly 47 million will be driving at least 50 miles to their thanksgiving destinations. that's a slight increase from last year thanks in part to the lowest gas prices we've seen in seven years. and a piece of alabama history put up a stubborn fight before fading into the past. engineers tried to implode a century-old smokestack. all that was left of an historic cotton mill, take a look at this, but it failed to come down after the first explosion. now after another try, only part of it collapsed. they finally used a backhoe to knock down the rest. the results is what you see
there. thankfully the backhoe driver was okay. i think you can even here cheers there. he's fine, but imagine a pretty scary things. i guess sometimes history doesn't want to say bye-bye. >> won't be wearing those clothes again, wow. tamron, thank you very much. you're probably going to do some holiday shopping over this long weekend. >> and if toys are on your list there's new safety concerns tied to certain products. keep an eye on them and "today's" erica hill has that good morning to you. >> good morning to you. these findings come from the u.s. public interest research group which tested hundreds of toys from stores across the country finding safety hazards with at least one in ten. here's what you should know before you buy. 'tis the season for holiday toys, but this new report warns there's trouble in toyland. the u.s. public interest research group or pirg says it tested over 200 toys and found
potentially hazardous. >> we found these toys everywhere, from small dollar stores to big chain stores. >> reporter: toys like this fun bubbles jump rope which the group says has ten times the legal limit of a banned toxic substance linked to developmental problems. also singled out by the group, slinky jr. which claims contains high levels of the chemical chromium. >> chromium compounds are also known to cause cancer in the lungs when inhaled and in the stomach when ingested. >> reporter: another major concern, choking. responsible for 106 toy-related deaths between 2001 and 2013. this football, the group says, is a prime example. >> this g2 air mini football which has a small plastic cap at the end which easily comes off. >> reporter: football's makers say independent tests, quote, verify this product complies with u.s. and canadian small
3,000 kids to the emergency room between 2009 and 2013 but are still sold as toys. >> they have caused severe internal damage. >> reporter: more than 251,000 children ended up in an emergency room with a toy-related injury in 2014. the toy industry association says all toys sold in the u.s., no matter where they are manufactured, must meet rigorous safety test and be certified by an independent federally approved lab. the message for parents. >> the three ss to think about. number one is supervise. you've always got to the first open a new gift. the second is you have to look at size of the pieces. and finally think about the security, so a battery really needs to be secure. those tiny little discs can be opened and can be swallowed. >> reporter: safety ultimately lies in your hands.
public interest research group says the findings have resulted in 150 recalls. we did reach out to many of the toys' manufacturers and did not hear back from them all, but we do have a full list toys at today.com. >> all the things have you to be cognizant of when you've got little kids? in all seriousness, it is exhausting when you think about all the little tiny things. look out, vale. >> yeah, exactly. >> look out, mom. >> erica, thank you so much. coming up, something to think about before your feast tomorrow. is it ever okay to double dip your chips? >> no. >> of course it is. >> plus, we're helping you knock out some holiday shopping today with a special edition of steals and deals including huge bargain on jewelry that usually sells for like $300. >> wow. >> and did we mention adele is here. we're going to chat with her about her record-breaking week, everything that's going on in her incredible life, and she's got a performance here in studio
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we're back now at 1:13. time for what's trending today. very excited that adele is here. >> yes. >> okay. we have chips and dips this morning. i want to let people into the trending process around here. every morning people come in and they say there's these stories you can do for trending and why did we pick this story today? >> because we all wanted gawk moly. >> exactly. >> because truth be told, we have done this story about double dipping before. >> yeah. >> but we're going to double dip again this morning. >> because we're hungry. >> we want to eat -- >> what's the story. >> the story is science is weighing in on whether it is okay to double dip. >> remember. >> george costanza on "seinfeld," roll the tape. >> that's why we real dea. >> that's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip. from now on, when you take a chip, just take one dip and end it.
>> i like to rotate the chip? that's a good way to do it the. here's the final answer, double dipping does encourage the spread of germs. >> no. >> according to experts at clemson university. they found that bacteria easily spreads from mouth to chip and of the dips they tested, salsa, chocolate and cheese, sign me up for that test, salsa retained the back theiat longest. >> it's the wettest. >> i guess so. >> yeah. >> it's a no go. >> really. >> do not do it. >> really, if you're with people like your family. >> no, no. let's move on. now that the guy is proving chivalry is not dead. take a look what he did for a woman during a recent bout of flooding in india. he doesn't want her to get wet, a nice guy who uses two chairs basically as stepping stones making sure that she doesn't have to put her feet in the water. >> that's fantastic. >> is that real, like amazing. >> isn't that nice. >> and the car and everything. >> the dangers they face.
>> what you can't hear is her saying hurry up, next one. >> by the way, we did speed up that video. >> still pretty good. >> very impressive. >> on twitter #laura has been trending because she's hypnotizing people with the sound of her voice. take a listen. >> laura. >> what is noaa. >> 'n sync 200, new addition 400, new addition 600, 1,600, 2,000, 82 hundred. >> michelle pfeiffer and halle berry have both played this transformed character with highsened powers. >> who is catwoman. >> right. >> oh, my goodness. >> her name is laura ashby and people are trying to figure out where she's from. they think that that's an accent. >> no, i don't think so. >> what do you think. >> how hard is it to find out where she's from. they tell you at the beginning of the show when they introduce you. >> you don't have to be sherlock holmes to find out. turns out she's from georgia. >> okay. >> more of like an affectation. >> seems like it.
>> interesting. i watch "jeopardy!" all the time and that stood out to me. i didn't know it would be part of trending. >> it's contagious. you feel like you want to start trying that. >> geesher breaking a record that stood for more than 50 years and ed sheeran lands a role in a highly anticipated movie. dylan, let's hear about it. >> starting with justin bieber beating a beatles record that stood for 51 years. justin has now 17 songs on the billboard hot 100 list, 17. that's the most any artist has ever had on the chart in a single week. the success thanks in part to hit singles like "what do you mean" and "sorry." the beatles had 14 songs on the list and drake matched that record twice earlier this year, but bieber is the first to top it and to top it by three songs. pretty incredible. here are two different things we love, ed sharen and bridget jones and now they are finally coming together. ed instagram the this photo of himself on the set of the new movie, renee zellweger peeking over his shoulder.
in the new bridget jones movie. loved it. you're gonna love it, too. no word on whether ed will play himself or compete for bridget's affections. it will be interesting to see what role he has. finally charlie puth saying sometimes a kiss is really just a kiss. remember that now famous lip lock he shared with meghan trainor watching this with your parents it was the most awkward moment of the night. happened sunday at the american music awards. charlie assures "usa today" he and meghan added they are just best friends and he's seeing someone else and would not want people to get the wrong idea. >> how would that happen? dipping. >> explaining double dipping.
a quick check of th >> that's your late weather. matt? >> thank you very much. so happy to have music's biggest star with us this morning. adele is riding high smashing records with her brand new album. we'll chat not a morning and listen to her sing and first, what everyone is talking about. i must have called a thousand times >> with her giant voice and raw emotion, adele is taking the music industry by storm. let me photograph >> "25" is the already the year's top album expected to sell a record-shattering 3 million copies by the end of this week. >> adele!
one-night concert created a fan frenzy. i'm sorry >> since its october release her single "hello" has sold more than 2.6 million copsies. and is this week's most downloaded song following a flawless "snl" performance. even and "snl" sketch to solidify her as a pop culture phenomenon. >> now i'm starting to get an accent. >> with her signature laugh, adele also knows how to have fun. >> fairies have wings. i made up my mind >> her debut album "19," her age at the time first made adele famous in 2008. we could have had it all >> adele's next mega recorder 21 exploded and landed six grammys,
including album of the year and became the top seller for two straight years. and now with 25, adele is once again singing her way straight into music history. when we were young >> hello. welcome. >> hello. >> it's great to have you here. >> thank you. thanks for having me back. >> just brag about you for a second. you're going to sell 3 million copies of this album this week. 2.6 million downloads of "hello." 1.1 million in like a week. you make all your own clothes, you're a black belt in judo, you cook really well. how do you get your arms around all of this? >> it's pretty overwhelming, but it's -- it's incredible, you know, and the reaction getting here this morning and everyone being here is so beautiful. it's so nice. >> adele said to me in the commercial break, she said i've been here like three times before and no one was ever even
>> and they must be so cold. >> i don't think they mind, to be honest with you. you said that the success of "22" was scary. >> yes. >> so is it less scary this time around? >> i feel like i kind of knew what i was getting into this time, not that i expected this kind of reaction, but -- because i had experienced the success of "21." i was more red they time. when it happened on "21" i was clueless. never happened to me before. also more prepared and i also have a kid which is the most grounding thing which i'm sure any parent will know. >> i want to talk about angelo in a sec. after "21" you took time and you sat down and to start writing songs about this album you had a pretty severe case of writer's block. >> yeah. >> you said you couldn't write songs from the same place that you were for "21." >> yeah. >> did you start to worry that you could only write music from an unhappy place? >> yeah. i think that is the case, and i think it's just a way of channeling it. i don't think sadness is always
devastating. it can be quite uplifting and joyful as well and sometimes you have to let yourself to be sad in order to move forward. once i started looking tat like that, i'm quite happy. i felt like i didn't need to let myself going in order to access my creativity so that's good. >> i talked to you for a few minutes at radio city the other day and you told me angelo is a key factor in how happy you are right now. you've had time to dedicate to him in between these two albums since he's been born. do you get concerned at all that now with the explosion of this album that you're going to have to get back on that career treadmill and have less time to dedicate to him? >> oh, my son comes everywhere with me. we're good. we're tight. he's first person i see in the morning and the last person i say at night and vice versa so we're all good. i make time for him like i always have. one of the main reasons why i've been away for so long because, no, my kid is more important, you know, and -- and my kid comes first and my music comes
second and i come second, you know. >> a lot of us were at radio city the other night when you held your concert. first concert in several years. >> i was so relieved. >> tell me how nervous you were because i watched as that curtain parted and you were standing there and you saw that crowd. >> i was trying to be like deadpan like -- trying to be like a do i have ashe and i couldn't, and i saw the crowd and i just melted. i was so happy to be there. i was very nervous. after that the second or third song i was chilled, i was sglrt what do you like when you get nervous? do you get fidgety, walk around? >> fidgety, i moan and complain and escape and try to get out, like belch. >> i've never heard that. >> so they are vows singing this early in the morning i'll be like backstage. >> you said in the concert, said something that i thought was so sweet. you said it was the first time that your boyfriend. >> yeah. >> had ever had the chance to see you perform in concert. >> yeah. >> the first time he saw me was at grammys which was the first time i opened my mouth to sing
after my surgery and everyone was holding on, but, yeah, his first -- the first of my whole show that he had seen and he loved it and such a great moment. >> so he approved. >> even if it's rubbish he would have approved. >> a would have been a deal ender. by the way, that wasn't the best i've ever seen you. >> i watched something on television, online the other day i think you did for the bbc. >> yeah. >> where you -- you disguised yourself. >> yes. >> and you went to an audition for adele impersonators. >> yeah. >> first of all, you're a very good actress. >> oh, i thank you. >> no, i mean it. >> thank you very much. >> i thought you were incredibly natural. what was this like for you? >> amazing. they asked me to judge it, and i was like no, no, i want to be an impersonator. it was amazing. nothing quite prepared me for walking towards ten other girls dressed up like me. that was pretty overwhelming but and the whole thing was funny and it's it was really, really beautiful and i cried a whole t once i revealed myself.
i think she's like him, and oh, my god. >> you had a fake nose on. >> fake chin. >> i think the funny thing is could you have imagined ten years ago that there would be auditions for adele impersonators? >> no, never, never. there's a drag queen in l.a. that i really want to see. he looks amazing, does a really good job. now that i've done that, opened a whole new world to them and i want to find all of them. >> you're going to sing a song in just a little while on the show. >> yeah. >> can you quickly tell me the back story of the song because it's really sweet. >> i'm singing a million years ago in a little while. it's about -- basically this park in south london me and my friends used to go to all the time and would just hang out and chat about everything and big things and small things and flippant things and stuff like that, and i drove past it a month ago now, and i just burst into tears because none of us were there, it wasn't just me, none of us could be there because we have lives and we're all adults now.
e 8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's the 25th of november, 2015. a day that will live in infamy because adele is here. she sounds beautiful. she is beautiful. just had a great chat with her. she's as charming as we all thought. >> so nice of her to come out here a couple minute ago and actually say hi to fans and take selfies and then prepare to go inside and sing. we're going to get that live performance coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> yeah. >> looking forward to that. >> also ahead, another singer that people really lot. we'll catch up with carly simon. we'll talk to her about her career, stage fright and the new duet that she's very excited
about. >> plus, on "steals and deals" up to 80% off great holiday ideas and a little something we're told for everyone this morning so we can officially start our holiday shopping, i guess. >> yeah. >> and check out our prep kitchen. the food team already hard at work on our thanksgiving feast, basting, chopping. >> look at that turkey. >> what's going on with that bird? >> probably not the best position i've seen that turkey in. >> all right. don't judge. chef sunny anderson and brandy maloy will be do the honors manning our thanksgiving hotline. e-mail them your questions and we'll try to help you out. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we're going on. first of all, got the big macy's thanksgiving day parade. 9:00 a.m., start out at 38 degrees as we step out on the upper west side and at noon variable clouds and light winds and temperature about 57
matt and savannah, yours actually all bringing in the thanksgiving festivities. for today, snow out in the rockies. look for windy conditions up through the mississippi river valley with wet weather. eastern third of the country looking spectacular. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's >> all right. that's your latest weather.
pay and bare my soul i know i'm not the only one who regrets the things they've done sometimes i just feel it's only me what can stand the reflection that they see i wish i could live a little more look up to the sky, not just the floor i feel like my life is flashing by and all i can do is watch and cry i miss the air, i miss my friends i miss my mother, i miss it when life was a party to be thrown
ago when i walk around all of the streets where i grew up and found my feet they can't look me in the eye it's like they're scared of me i try to think of things to say like a joke or a memory but they don't recognize me now in the light of day i know i'm not the only one who regrets the things they've
sometimes i just feel it's only me who never became who they thought they'd be i wish i could live a little more look up to the sky, not just the floor i feel like my life is flashing by and all i can do is watch and cry i miss the air, i miss my friends i miss my mother, i miss it when life was a party to be thrown but that was a million years ago
>> yes! >> adele, thank you so much for being here. >> nice to be here. >> can i tell you there's probably -- this may be the only time that we have had to actually send a note out to the staff and say no more people. >> thank you. >> no more people can come in the studio. >> oh, thanks so much for coming and thanks for having me and to everyone outside as well, i know you're probably cold. it's so lovely. i wish i could come out and hug all of you. there's too many of you. >> congratulations in getting through the song with matt and i making moony eyes. >> can i ask you a business question real quick, real quickly. >> yes. >> you're one of the few people on the plante who can say i may not stream some songs. >> all right, yes. >> you've chosen to put "hello" out there and not the other music. might you make a decision in the future to stream some of the music. >> i'm certainly not kind of
i'm doing what i've always done. "hello" is out there because probably, yeah. >> good to know. >> congratulations. you make us swoon, adeal. thank you so much. congratulations. >> and happy holidays. >> you, too, you, too. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for being so kind. >> get out of my way. >> thank you >> you can hear much more of her on a one-hour special "adele live in new york. "it's fantastic we were there. december 14, right here on nbc. >> and we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> braffo.
martin promises bargains are big even if we're shopping small. good morning, good to see you. >> i don't know how i can follow adele but i'll try with these deals. >> give it your best shop. we'll start with jewelry. always a lot of sparkle, obviously, for the holiday and these will all arrive for holiday gifts. >> okay. >> jennifer miller jewelry, you get the bracelet set or this mother of pearl necklace, so it's either/or. the retail is $295. now the necklace is real mother of pearl, and it's white gold plated, and then with the bracelets you get all six of them, so you can break them up, use them as stocking stuffers, half and half for teacher's gifts. they are great. >> what's the deal. >> celeb fans heidi klum and j. lo. >> the deal is $59. 820% off. >> okay. these are really popular right now. over the last five or six years, shaving kits for men. >> yeah, and you could use this, right in. >> we'll use it in a couple of days. >> are you a fancy shaver?
>> this is a gift men won't buy for themselves. the retail is 158 and it's labeled the kit all a man needs so you get four months worth of product. the pre-shave oil, the shaving cream, the brush, the stand and the aftershave. >> in different skrerngts by the way. >> three different scents. all together you get the set so it's really nice. the retail 158. the deal 47.50, 70% off. >> okay. great. let's move on to scarves for her. >> okay. these are seasonless so you can really wear these all year long. the theodora and callum scarves. retail is $15. rayon blend, so you can wear them indoors and outside. celb fans include blake livelily and sofia vergara. the deal is $19. 71% off, a really good deal and a ton of different patterns. go on today.com to see them. >> what are these, scrubs? >> we open one so you can -- >> that's smells great. >> lemon whipped sugar scrubs
two-piece set. >> that's really nice. >> two different scents. get two of the same, break them up for stocking stuffers and create an at-home spa which i know you love to do. the retail is $70 and the deal is $20. 70% off. >> okay. and finally, everything has kind of a nice smell to it so far except the jewelry the these are beautiful cannedles. >> yeah. this is major because it's a set of four by aquiesse and retail is $136. can you split them up. you get four candles in different scents, 100 hours of burn time, 11 ounces each. the retail 136. the deal 39.95. 71% off. >> you're right. could you split that up and do really well economically with gifts for a lot of people. >> and for teachers' gifts, a perfect mix for small business saturday. >> the time of the segment where i'm supposed to run through the products again. the bracelet set and necklace, that's from jennifer miller jewelry, luxury shaving sets
on nbc. it's been her fight for twenty years. something is wrong with our healthcare system and it needs to be fixed. then, it was about health reform and getting eight million kids covered. now, it's about stopping republicans from repealing obamacare, and taking on insurance companies to bring down drug prices. i'm not going to let any family be deprived of healthcare. i'm not going to let the republicans rip up obamacare and throw it away.
when it comes to songwriting, nobody does it better than carly simon. for decades her music has defined a generation. in her new memoir called "boys in the trees can the "simon opens up about her difficult childhood, crippling anxiety and stage fright and some rocky romances with some of the most irresistible men in hollywood, and it's a pleasure to have carly simon here. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> you have this wonderful career. you're such a legend, and only now are you writing this book.
the right time to tell your story? >> it really didn't make any kind of sense. it just -- i was asked if i would write it for a great deal of money, and -- and, of course, i didn't end up keeping any of it because it -- it went to a different publisher during the course of it, and so the deal was off, but -- but i got with people that understood me and understood what i wanted to say as opposed to people who were telling me what to write and in what voice to write it. >> we learned so much about you, and you see in the book that paradox between on the one hand you being shy and kind of wanting to be your own area, and then at the same time wanting to be known and seen and to be in the limelight. and you talk a lot very honestly about stage fright and anxiety and what you went through. >> anxiety was always a tremendously large part of my life, and i think in part because of trying to look for
what the truth is and not being able to find it or being able to hear what, you know, i was told that the opposite was true of what i thought was true. i had been very careful as a mother to not twist my kids' minds up with facts that are not fact. >> and we learn a lot about your relationship with james taylor, and i think you write that there was a certain pre-destination about it, and you write very lovingly about him. >> i think so. >> you also, as you mentioned, are doing music as part of this, and you have a new song with your son ben, and what was that like? >> well, i've been writing songs all during this writing the book process, but i never really elevated them to a status of being finished and recording them, but there is this one exception. ben and i had been in a terrible fight, and i went upstairs -- ben and sally have -- have more
direct influence on my feelings than anybody could, and when -- when ben hurts my feelings or sale hurts my feelings i went upstairs and i picked up the guy tar because that's where -- that's where the first person who is in pain wants to go to, wants to go to the guitar and pick it up and play it and -- and dispense with the i me person and go to the she, but this song actually came out in the first person and it goes i can't thank you enough because ben came upstairs, and he apologized. after the apology i -- i wrote i can't thank you enough for you've heard me, you really heard me. you heard what i had to say, and so when i played him that first verse, he said, god, i love, that i want to write it with you, and so we wrote the rest of the song together, and it's just -- it's our song of thanks and gratitude which is so specifically this time of year, thanksgiving, such a wonderful emotion. >> we're almost out of time, but, you know, i couldn't let you go without asking about
"you're so vain." so now we know we reveal that warren bait was the inspiration for the second first and there's a first and third verse and i think you're not ready to reveal those yet. are you kind of like, ugh, enough about that. >> yeah, i say it's been -- it's been fun. it's been fun, and that song is always fun for me, and -- and it's just -- i can't answer it! i can't do it justice. can't do the answer justice. >> some mysteries are just nice to remain mysteries anyway. >> hope so. >> carle simon, congratulations on book. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> once again the book is called "voice in the trees." >> thanks very much. we'll ask a question. can wrangler even compete? we've got john o'hurl here. we're going to get a sneak preview of the national dog
morning, this is "today" on nbc. we're back with a sneak peek now. >> at a thanksgiving tradition. the national dog show, john o'hurley is here and has brought along a few friends. john, good morning. >> nice to have you here. >> we have an extraordinary show. first of all, purina is doing a wonderful thing for every tweet you do in the show, donating $1 up to 75,000. tweet what you're thankful for for your dog this year. >> and what do we have.
down at far end, that's a spanish walker dog. >> cute. >> and that is rudy, and then in the middle one of the hunting dogs. this is cecel yeah, the hunting check, a brand new breed, hunter, small game. >> and then, of course, here, one of my favorite breeds this year, want to be known. this is from the italian alps. if you look very closely, look at mats here, natural. formed by three different types of hair, wool, dog hair and goat hair. >> wow. >> and that's a natural look. >> what kind of shampoo do you use? >> all of it. >> you've become a real pro at this. when you start the show and look at dogs, do you have a sense which one is going to be the winner? >> fortunately i have david frye by myself because he's most knowledgeable man in dogs. i have the tendency to go to drama and the cute factor and david knows the compilation of the dogs better than i do and i'm getting a better eye. >> not looking at just looks and charm but also the purpose of these dogs, right.
for every dog, not only for the form the dog but the function of the dog. this is a dog that's a herding dog so imagine that this thing would be running across the plains of the alps. >> barking. >> barking. >> he thinks we're sheep. >> it's so much fun to watch. we love this show every year. by the way, this is will. >> my little boy will. >> adorable. >> 14 years we've been there now and we're expecting an audience of about 25 million. >> 14 years, that's two dog years. >> it is indeed. >> john o'hurley, catch the national dog show presented by purina right after our broadcast of the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> let's get some birthday wishes from willard scott. mr. scott. >> hey, we're back in new york, good to be here and good to be a part of it, and we want to wish our friends happy birthday. irene howard, kansas city is 103 years and loves kansas city basketball, why not. edna hill, how sweet it is. cincinnati, ohio, another great town.
edna is 100 years old today, and she has six children. so proud of all of them. thomas ligotti from florida, 100 years old today. has a great singing joyce and everyone loves to here him sim. george krepps from the beautiful city of avon in connecticut. 100 years old today. okay. that's it for us now and we need to send it back to new york and we'll see you later. >> willard, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> oh, we had a great debate. stuffing versus dressing. >> delicious. >> as long as it's on my plate. >> there's a science and we'll show you geographically what people call it. >> it's not interchangeable. >> yes, it is. >> no, it's not. >> there's a debate right here. >> we promise you a debate and we'll have a debate, and we have much more ahead on this wednesday morning but first a
this morning on "today's take. "adele. the record star shatters another record making world history. and what will smith is revealing about his 20-year marriage. and it's turkey time. we've got the secrets for keeping everything hot on the table. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it is wednesday morning, november 25th, 2015. thanksgiving eve. i'm willie inside alongside al and completely checked out tamron hall, already in texas for thanksgiving. natalie is on assignment, and your morning jam is -- >> a little whitney houston, "howley know." >> that's right.
was at a restaurant and all like '80s and '90s music and this thing popped up so i thought that's my jam for today. >> you know why that's good, one the great syringes and divas of our time, whitney houston and now adele singing just there a minute ago performing her new song "million years ago." >> listen to a little bit. >> beautiful. i know i'm not the only one who regrets the things they've done sometimes i just feel it's only me who stand the reflection that they see i wish i could live a little more look up to the sky, not just the floor i feel like my life is passing by >> you can see with huge crowds on the plaza, yes, because it's thanksgiving week but even more so because adele was here.
look behind her out on 49th street. it was completely packed, and that's for a song inside. this was in the an outdoor concert. >> and they didn't care. >> though she did go outside at 8:00 and said he will osh to the fans and took some selfies. it was terrific. her full name is adele laurie blue atkins. >> you know, i always say you're super famous adele. and that song, i was listening sort of, you know, one of those songs you get so emotional, beautiful, like poetry and i'm thinking i need to be at home with a fireplace and red wine and sink into feel that she brings to it. >> started to get a little weepy on that song. >> i did. it's a beautiful song. >> you go back to places, look back on my life and that's why her music and her voice, the lyrics, everything, and she writes a lot, just beautiful. >> i have to say standing in the same room. singing there and a group of us were over here. sometimes the voice, when it comes in here is, you can see it's been produced up a little bit.
sounds the same sitting across as it does on tv. we turned to the fans, let's be honest. >> you guys are macho. >> that's you. >> some selfies. >> oh, my gosh. >> the girly girly thing about adele, the best eyeliner. it's amazing. i just kept staring at her eyeliner. how do you get that line so perfect? but that's -- you guys wouldn't notice that the. >> she's, by the way, a beautiful woman. >> the hair. >> gorgeous. >> just a gorgeous woman on top of the voice. >> it's like "the lion king" beautiful mane. i'm fan girl out. >> adele. >> and we're not only ones obsess. she has now, adele, officially broken the record for single week u.s. album sales. in just under four days her new album "25" has sold 2.5 million copies. they say it will go to 3 million by the end of the week. the previous record holder, good trivia for you here, 'n sync's
>> sent out a congratulatory tweet. >> bye bye bye to "hello." >> the billboard keeps track of these things. adele has sold 42% of all the music purchased this week. >> wow. >> previous record was taylor swift last year, 21%, so she's doubled the previous record so it means almost half the music bought any genre anywhere has been adele's album. >> that's incredible. >> amazing to think. did you see the thing on "the tonight show." >> i love the classroom instruments whenever they do it. adele, jimmy fallon, the roots doing "hlo." check it out. hello from the side at least i can say that i tried i'm sorry for breaking your heart but it don't matter, you
clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore ooh anymore ooh >> in there, having fun, joking and kidding around but it's one of the best vocal performances i've ever heard. >> they could release that version and it would sell. >> all the commercials, memorex, if is it live or memorex? ella fitzgerald. her royse is just clear. >> what a talent. deserves everything else that's coming her way. >> hilarious person. great sense of humor. >> makes her own clothes. >> is that true? >> no. >> but -- but here are some facts that are true. >> okay. >> that's an oxymoron because facts are true. anyway, this from blisstv.com about thanksgiving. do you know, we eat on average thanksgiving day 4,500 calories, 3,000 in the meal and 1,500 from snacking. >> that's about right. >> what's normal, 25? 1,200.
>> yeah. >> that's a big number. >> huge, huge. >> also, supposedly thanksgiving dinner led to the invention of the tv dinner. really? >> back in 1953, swanson, the tv dinner folks, overestimated the amount of turkey people would eat by 260 tons, tons, so they thought, okay, we can throw this away or let's take some foil packets and make food out of it like -- inspired by the airlines. >> trivia. >> i didn't know that. >> i think about salisbury steak. >> turkey dinner. >> the hungry man turkey dinner. >> how do you handle a hungry man, the manhandler. >> what a commercial. >> there you go. >> i miss those commercials. how do you handle a hungry man, the manhandler. the other part -- i look at thanksgiving, at turkey, as just a transport mechanism for stuffing. >> yeah. >> for dressing. >> now the question is do you call it stuffing or do you call it dressing? what say ye? >> dressing.
>> i call it stuffing but i understand dressing because i live in the south for ten years. >> so google trends has broken down the name issue state by state. >> there it is. >> okay. >> now, where it's green it's dressing. >> but i'm from texas. >> okay. stop arguing. >> where it's -- this is google. dr. google worked on this. >> where it's red it's stuffing. >> yeah. >> okay. >> does that makes sense to me except for texas. >> that doesn't make any sense. i know some people don't like to consider texas the south and lbj was the one who said we're southwest but we're our own country. >> maybe because so many people have been transplanted to texas because -- >> yeah. >> a lot of people have moved to texas. it's a fast growing state. >> i don't know one person that calls it stuffing. >> you know everybody in texas, i forgot. >> i have the state tattooed on me, i own the state. >> yes, you do. >> i did call my mother and asked her because my mother doesn't cook, you know that. she took two things, something called a pea salad, don't ask
asked her when she put in it, corn bread, celery, onion, sage and then what's the poultry, chicken poultry, like the powdery stuff, something like that. >> okay. >> i need to write that down. >> you write that -- the poultry -- >> yes, i did ask her had a she put in it and it's delicious. >> anyway. >> most of the country calls it stuffing and the south -- >> probably advertising as well, the commercial. >> stove top stuffing. and another thing we're noting today, phenomenal day in washington, d.c. president obama recognized 17 people who essentially changed the world in some way or the other. the presidential medal of freedom. that's the highest civilian honor. the list, even the president said, obviously, this is always a florrious occasion, but everyone in that building star struck by the next person near them. barbra streisand, steven spielberg, gloria and emelee
estefan, james taylor, composer stephen sondheim and baseball great willie mace, the president praised mays not of course for playing record. take a look. >> willie also served our country and quiet example while exceling on america's biggest stage helped carry the banner forward of civil rights. a few years ago willie rode with me on air force one. i told him then what i'll tell all of you now. it's because of giants like willie that someone like me could even think about running for president. [ applause ] >> major. >> special. >> and the president paid homage to "snl's" "mike myers." remember the coffee talk sketch. when he was awarding barbara tries and. here's what happened. >> off the stage she's been a passionate advocate for issues like heart disease and women's equality, i'm getting all
it. >> barbara tries and is like really? >> you know what he's always good at, marinates in his punch line a little bit, lets it set out there a little bit. >> kind of percolate. >> something else that percolates, yogi berra's quotes that we liked after his passing, posthumously and certainly in spirit and mind there yesterday. let's listen. >> one thing if you know for sure, if you can't imitate him, don't copy him. [ laughter ] took everybody a while. >> the that's the yoegisms that we all love and remember. >> that's an amazing collection in that room. >> so diverse. >> and yogi berra yoeg, wow. >> fantastic. how about a look at thanksgiving travel. >> that's our thanksgiving edition of "today's take" weather. >> pre-thanksgiving. >> you'll see why, because we're going to go, first of all, to
give you the weather. it's going to be nice tomorrow in turkey, north carolina. blessing, ohio, 61, burnt corn, alabama, 74 degrees. pilgrim, michigan, 33 and turkey, texas, 68 degrees. >> turkey, texas. >> where we eat dressing. >> that's right. >> just one of the few. okay. here's your travel. today, going to be problems in salt lake probably because of the snow, and if you're driving along i-15 from salt lake to the great falls, look for slick conditions and low visibility. tomorrow here's the trouble spots. thankfully, tamron, you're going today to dallas because it's going to be stormy in dallas and houston. heavy thunderstorms, snow in denver, and if you are driving from dallas to kansas city, storms, soaking rain and kansas city to minneapolis. you've got an icy mix, and on sunday a lot of people heading home. i-70 looks to be the biggest trouble spot from the st. louis to baltimore. we're looking at showers and thunderstorms.
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st. jude's, so it was pretty shocking and a quick transition. my parents checked me out at school one day. that night i flew on my first airplane ride to memphis, and there was a -- a full team of people waiting for me at the doors at 9:00, 10:00 at night. >> jason had acute lymphoblastic leukemia and he would spend the next several years of his heart in and out of st. jude's for cancer treatments. >> it was hard but in retrospect it was a good experience. in 1995 there were many things about lukia that were not known. some of my questions had no answers, and that sparked curiosity. >> reporter: so when jason finished treatments he set out on a new path, a path to help answer some of those questions. >> she's doing okay. >> reporter: he became a doctor. >> 18 years after my diagnosis as a patient here, coming back as a doctor, it was -- it was a dream come true.
>> now he works with nurses and doctors who once treated him. >> very rewarding to see one of my first patients, one of the patients i treated in 1995 now come back here and become a pediatric hematologist oncologist. >> and some days he's both a doctor and patient, participate pa in the st. jude life study to help doctors understand the long-term consequences of treatment. >> i'm happy to be part of those things, to help change the beginning to affect end. >> because you're done with chemo. >> what he seems to enjoy the most are the patients, like 13-year-old andrew woodruff who once shared a similar dream as dr. schwartz. he, too, wanted to be an athlete, but when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma doctors had to amputate his leg. >> it's so very comforting to know that someone knows what you are going through and that they know how much pain you feel and what the struggles are. >> i don't know that there's a
engage in in their life than giving back in the fashion that dr. schwartz has chosen to give back. >> now with a wife and two children of his own, dr. schwartz is able to save lives at a place that once saved his. >> dr. schwartz was there for like the biggest part of my life. he really means a lot to me. i mean, he's a part of this fight, and i just would really like to let him know that. >> marlo thomas is the national outreach director for st. jude children's research hospital. marlo, great to see you. >> thank you. >> we should point out as we were talking in our last second about the medal of freedom recipient, you won one last year yourself. >> pretty exciting. >> this is cool, too. you were just telling me that this is not uncommon for a patient to dom back to the hospital. >> for us -- we either only place in the world that is studying now children that we treated 30, 40, 50 years ago, and what we have them come for an intense couple of days of
study and look at them and see where are their lives normal and where are they not normal and we can predict and detect things wrong for their heart, for example, that's undetected at home and send them back to their doctors and say please prevent this and prevent a heart attack so the patients jason has today we can help him to -- to do what they are doing, the studies that they are doing on these children to prevent the side issues that many of these had 30, 40, 50 years ago. that's the beauty of having the studies going on at the same time that we're treating. >> have it from start to finish because you keep the patients. the life study program one of the ground breaking things you're doing there. another great story and we'll see more of you this week. >> thanks, willie, nice to see you. >> coming up next, actor will smith gets personal opening up about his 20-year marriag i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults
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and how loneliness can lead to physical illness. researchers at the university of chicago found the stress of being lonely slows the production of white blood cells. lonely people have a reduced ability to fight infection and inflammation. social isolation can raise the risk of premature death by 14%. and take a look at this. on a happier note, the scaffolding is coming down from the rockefeller christmas tree. you see the beautiful swarovski crystal star above it all. and the official lighting december 2nd. if you're not in new york, don't worry you can watch it here on nbc. next, ape check of the forecast with al roker, who will be at the tree lighting. >> that's right. with natalie sting, justin bieber, pent ton eubgs and a lot of other people.
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that's what's going on a and that is your latest weather. just hours to go before the big thanksgiving feast. thanksgiving feast. as you know, timing is everything. >> yes. >> and thanksgiving dinner and comedy, so we're going to show you how to get everything on the table at the same time. most importantly, at right temperature with some tips. we have the debutante farmer and professional caterer elizabeth hyskill who brought along her family, scott, mary, lucia and luke all ready to eat. >> and tamron. >> we've adopted her. >> you've adopted tamron, there you go. >> really quickly, you call it stuffing and dressing. >> come on, i'm from mississippi. it is dress. >> there you go. >> and that is the end all be all for dressing. >> the turkey. >> it's been out for about 35 minutes so it's resting. >> you should let it rest. >> absolutely all your juices will be on the cutting board and on this count top and on your shoes. don't want, that want it in the turkey. >> while that's resting we went
that's one way to get it out, it's resting and casseroles are ready. willie, you'll help me with this. we'll take these over to the table. >> yes, ma'am. >> so you can go ahead and start putting them down. >> that would be the dressing. >> that's the dressing. >> and now we have our green beans. >> you know, you can, absolutely. sometimes i think it can pull a little moisture from the turkey, but it's so delicious when it comes out, i know, it's wonderful. >> now we've go the our mashed potatoes. remember, the oven space is at at premium so try to remember to do things on the stove top. could have put these in the oven with you would rather keep them up here, that way we've got a little less traffic over in the oven. now we have our mashed potatoes. everyone's favorite. our gravy is piping hot right now. >> okay. >> willie, don't forget, we can go ahead and take these next. >> bring them next. >> giving you ten one things. >> faster, faster, faster. >> now we've got our cranberry sauce and pies. got our hot gravy and that
turkey may have cooled down a little bit once we've slice it had and putting piping hot gravy on it so it won't have to worry. >> what about the tradition, the norman rockwell painting of slicing and carving the turkey at table. it's a beautiful and lovely idea, but sometimes, you know, things can go a little bit awry. >> have some gravy for you, folks. >> put some gravy on that. >> i'm going to grabbed the rolls. so funny, i always knew when dinner was ready i could mom scraping the black part off the rolls that we burned. don't ever want to forget about our rolls. >> kind of like the parker house rolls? aren't they wonderful. >> okay. now we'll put our rolls in. no, no, let's do okay gravy on top. >> want me to put the gravy on top. that way it warms the turkey up. it may have gotten a little bit chilled while we were fussing. >> guys, how is it? >> good. >> dad is not eating. >> wow.
>> this is really like home. >> she's always got that phone, and it's -- put it in the middle of the table. middle of the table, that's it. all eyes on it. >> great place down south where they throw the rolls at you. >> what is that place? >> lambert's. >> throw it please, willie. they are good catches. >> ho, hey. >> one-handed. >> got to hang out with this family more often. >> very good. >> i think we're pretty much done. >> and that's -- that honest, as long as you remember if you have guests that are going to bring something, get them to bring something room temperature, something that can already be there or cole. you've got beautiful salads that are wonderful. try to make sure that not everything has to be hot. >> right. >> i always marvelled my mom, four burners and one oven and everything came out on time and hot. i don't know how she did it. >> she's a miracle worker, honestly. >> just as you are. >> thank you so much. >> happy thanksgiving, guys. >> happy thanksgiving. >> everything the right temperatures? >> perfect. >> perfect. >> all right. >> and your dressing is phenomenal. >> there you go.
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this is a play called "ripcord" by david lindsey aubair and i play the daughter of one of these ladies who live in an assisted living facility and they both -- one wants the other one out of room and they start this prank, and they keep messing with each other. it's like a spy versus spy for >> i love it. >> yeah. >> when you're in something like this, got to be kind of fun when you're not on stage kind of in >> oh, yeah. i mean, it's a super funny play, and it's holland taylor and mary lou burke. a lot of twists and turns. it's a fun time, yes. >> well, you're busy doing that here in new york city, and you also shot recently a film with your buddies teen ashe and aim, "sisters," coming out. what's the premise on this one? >> let me talk about another premise. it's two ladies in their 40s, and their parents are selling their childhood home. >> right. >> and decide to have one last
big blowout party. imagine that high schoolhouse party but everyone is now in their 40s and people fall into their old roles. i play the woman what that gets too drunk and gets really melancholy in the corner kind of of. >> willie is following you. >> i'm a very happy person, but each little type that you remember from high school appears in their later years, not later, you know what i mean, later on in time. it's funny. written by paula pell who actually wrote debby downer with me, big "snl," written so many iconic scenes. >> one of the iconic heros of "snl." people don't see her on stage and writes so many sketches that we know. >> she's getting more sung, being seen more. she's awesome, yes. >> it's the holidays so the debby downer, character. do people come up to you this time of the year asking you for the downer? >> people often come up to me and say oh, my mom is like that, my boss is like that. everyone seems to know a debby downer. >> sure. >> so it seems to be something
that people relate to. one time i was standing on the street corner in new york and i heard two people talking, i don't want to be a debby downer and i so wanted to go hi but i didn't do it. i didn't. >> could have made their day. >> you know people use that term who don't even know where it came from now. they think it's just a people, do you know the sketch? you kind of like burst this term that's going to last for generations. >> that's my contribution. >> what a contribution. >> something to be thankful for. >> congratulations on play. >> thank you. >> the film coming up as well. a lot of things happening with rachel. the limited run of "ripcord" ends december 6th so get your tickets now. up next in the thanksgiving spirit, natalie, joy and our team i sure had a lot on my mind when i got out of the hospital after a dvt blood clot. what about my family? my li'l buddy? and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital but i wondered if this was the right treatment for me.
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bzzz. hey bumble bee o busy bee. o busy bee. this year let's keep your sanity. come to the store or go online. for all your gifts, you'll be just fine. aw, you're sweet. black friday starts 6pm thursday and all day online at walmart. this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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for every pound our participant lose "today" will make a donation to feeding america, a network of food banks helping in the fight against hunger in america, and today nutritionist joy bauer has been reaching our team reach their goals and doing an incredible job, i might add. >> and in the spirit of giving this holiday season, natalie and i joined our team 16 to lend a hand in one of the local soup kitchens right here in new york city. >> let's go. let's go. >> you people at home, too. got to get going on this. >> 11 weeks ago we met three "today" viewers who were eager to turn their health around, but for mary jean, rochelle and ken this challenge proved to be about a lot more than dropping the pounds. >> every pound they lose "today" will be donating $16 to feeding america. >> for years feeding america has donated to the all souls friday soup kitchen in norbert. they serve free nutritious meals to their neighbors in need and this year our team suited up to help cook and serve too. >> all right, you guys.
let's go. >> who wants to do peanut butter. >> one, two, three, four, five, six down, so we've got four trays now and then you do the bread. >> you're not finished until i say you're finished. >> don't you worry. we're workers. >> we make two small bowls. >> okay. >> because some of our guests do not like dressing. >> carol white has tirelessly organized the soup kitchen for the last three years. >> i would imagine that this is probably the most wonderful part of a lot of these people's week, coming here and gathering together and having sustenance. >> food is food but this is about community. it's about giving them the respect that they sometimes don't get. that's as much a part of our program as feeding them. unfortunately, a lot of our guests don't have family. and this in fact on friday becomes their family. >> on the menu, turkey meatloaf, sweet potatoes, broccoli, a fresh salad and fruit.
it's a very humbling experience to be a part of this community. >> making food, serving people, has nothing to do with us. >> a lot of energy and love in this kitchen. >> this is not your average soup kitchen. children from local schools help set up the tables with linen table cloths, homemade place mats, real silverware and china and even fresh flowers, all part of the unique restaurant style dining experience. within a matter of hours, the church's event hall is transformed into an elegant dining room. >> i'm going to have to grab me another piece of meatloaf. >> over 50 volunteers help serve and wait on the tables each week. when the doors open to guests, the energy is contagious. >> the guys over here, they treat you well. they treat you like family, and the food is awesome. i'm not going to lie to you. the food is fantastic. >> you got it. >> excellent. >> this is patricia seely's third time eating at soup kitchen. she just got a new job and is thankful for a hot meal.
>> all the kids and all the volunteers, too. what does that do to you when you see everybody pitching in? >> it makes you feel like you're at home with your family. >> it's about the hospitality and letting us know that there are people who do care. >> really the most wonderful experience. if you would like to donate to the all souls friday soup kitchen logon to today.com. >> what a great place, great job by you and the team and happy thooing thanksgiving, joy. >> good to see you.
to the toy drive? >> so simple. so proud to support the "today" show toy drive, simple to donate, go to today.com or amazon.com and add as many items to your shopping cart and we'll donate that to the charity. >> any rules on how you can donate? >> 100 products on the "today" show which is list like the fire kids' edition. >> nice. >> donating 2 these tab lelgts in connection with this year's toy drive and if anything happens return it to us and we'll we place it no questions asked. >> them a a tremendous thing.
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