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. good morning. the first major storm of the season blankets the northeast. frigid temperatures, icy roads. power people under a winter storm advisory. >> donald trump meets with mitt romney and today rick perry. could those rivals end up in the cabinet as the vice president elect speaks out from his dressing down at the hamilton stage. trump himself not so forgiving. >> very inappropriate. >> urgent man hunt, the traffic stop in texas turns deadly for
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a desperate search now underway as the police learn more about the suspected killer on the loose. >> and model behavior? at last night's american musical awartds, a swipe at the first lady to be melania trump and those charges of plagiarism. >> i love my husband. president >> and social media has not been quite as kind. today, monday, november 21st, 2016. this is "today." >> and good morning. welcome to today on a monday morning on hey, baby, it's cold outside. it's changed.
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flashes this is just the ticket. i'm thrilled. >> this works for you. that is our top story this morning. the first major winter storm of the season and that is paving the way for some tricky holiday travel from virginia all the way up into new england. al is back from his whirlwind trip and he's got the forecast. >> first we're going to check in with blake mccoy who's in syracuse, new york. >> good morning to you. this storm is continuing its look at what people are waking up to this morning? it will continue into tonight. school in syracuse has already been cancelled as people are experiencing this first major snowfall of the season. >> with thanksgiving just three days away, the northeast getting served its first taste of winter. the blast of snow and frigid temperatures creating dangerous driving conditions at the start of one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.
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where some areas could see up to 20 inches by tomorrow. in water town, new york, the temperature dropping more than 40 degrees in 48 hours. >> it was almost 70 yesterday and now it's freezing. >> and from new england to virginia windchill temperatures in the teens and single digits. the deadly winter storm heading east after blanketing the rockies and much of the midwest. in minnesota, three weather related dea michigan, powerful wind gusts up to 80 miles an hour toppling trees and leafing residents without power. >> a heck of a wind storm and it came i there and took stuff out. >> the wolverines get their tenth win of the season. >> the wolverines making the best of it making some victory snow angels following their win over indiana. >> people have been up early trying to clear these sidewalks.
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later many the week. it's expected to be 40, but if you're headed out this morning it is going to be slick. >> all right. thank you very much. >> so that's what winter looks like. >> and we've got more coming and believe it or not, that lake effect snow is being enhanced by moisture all the way from bermuda. all the way in and we're going to have a lot of this and it's coming across the great lakes. the water is very war a it's going to continue to provide those lake effect snows and we've got near whiteout conditions at times. 1 to 2 inches per hour. some places may pick up another 15 to 20 inches all the way into essex. airports on wednesday, the biggest problems, chicago and minneapolis we're looking at possible delays due to rain.
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far as ground transportation out west we're looking at problems i-90, interstate 5 and here in the midsection of the country i-70 going to have problems as well. ponding and low visibility at times. i-94 going to be a problem too, guys, so we'll continue to track and wednesday and thursday look to be shaky kind of days and then things calm down. >> just in time for travel. >> thank you very much. let's turn to politics now and of course everyone the trump transition. this morning the president elect cabinet coming into clear focus after a weekend jam packed with meetings and controversy. kristen welker has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. president elect donald trump set to meet with one time political foe rick perry here at trump tower. the roster raising questions
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mulling a team of allies that includes a few rivals. >> it's full steam ahead for the trump transition team. donald trump returning home to new york city late sunday night. today the president elect set to meet with rick perry, one of his biggest critics during the primaries. but today, speculation is swirling that trump may be eyeing perry for a cabinet role also under consideration for that position james mattis who met with trump this weekend, one of a series of closed door face to face encounters in new jersey telling nbc's kelly o'donnell -- >> you'll be hearing about them.
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giulani. and new jersey governor chris christie who once headed trump's transition team. mr. trump dodging a question about how seriously he's considering christie for his cabinet. >> is there a place for governor christie in your administration? >> a very talented man. great guy. >> but it was this mitt romney that made the headlines. >> i can say that governor romney is under active and serious consideration to serve as secretary of state. >> all this amid mounting concerns that his cabinet picks are aimed at drawing hard lines on a number of issues, including a registry for muslims and his new chief of staff would not totally walk back.
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for muslims? >> i'm not going to rule out anything but weir not going to have have a registry based on a religion. >> mike pence was met with a mix of cheers and boos while attending a musical. >> we hope this show has inspired you to uphold our american values. >> mr. trump slammed calling him very rude, but pence brushed it all aside. >> i did hear what was said from the stage and i wasn't offended by what was said. >> the president elect also taking aim after he was again land blasted on saturday night live. trump calling it totally one-sided. critics are speculating about whether trump's tweet storm was
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settlement agreeing to pay $25 million but not admitting to any wrong doing. >> reporter: also this morning new questions about conflicts of interest after mr. trump met with three executives from a trump branded project in india last week here at trump tower. the trump campaign insisting all of the rules will be followed. still it's casting a cloud as this moves forward. >> nicole wallace has been keeping an eye on all of this action. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm not sure if it's good or bad but it's like a live stream. he's meeting all the candidates and chatting about them. i mean, wow. >> i remember saying during the primaries, this is trump's race and we're just watching it. this is now trump's america and we are just living in it. we are changing the status quo and a lot of people are saying this is exactly what i ordered.
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national and see what's happening. give me your first thautss. mitt romney, what's happening? >> president obama got a lot of credit for putting hillary clinton at the state department. i think trump may have that as a notion. >> you think he will make that choice? >> i don't know what he'll do. >> it kind of sets up this real competition between the loyalists and the critics, because rudy wants this job badly. >> they're the classic loyalists. anything for them. >> it's one thing to meet with the rivals. it's another thing to pick a rival. one could be for show and the other is real. >> and he is a master show maker and not to put a cynical spin on it but some of what we watched all weekend is the show. >> let's talk about snl because there's so much more going on in this country, but first of all,
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hamilton, he gets booed by the crowd and one of the cast members addresses him. pence lets it kind of roll off. trump takes to twitter. i'm sure it's real irritating, a lot of these things, watching snl, but would you tell him don't even engage or should he engage? >> i traveled all over the world with president bush. he was greeted with protests everywhere he went. south american summits with leaders in the hall and being american presidency and i think pence is a perfect example of how you handle it. he was understanding and he was patient and i think trump is going to have to learn that your job as president is not only to be protested but to protect the protester. >> let me go to a different side of that. protests are one thing and jokes are another thing. and you talk about president bush and there were the jokes about it being hard and the vice
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lifting and after a while do those start to impact an administration. >> you diminished comedy and entertainment, i think that's when they play the most important role in our culture and conversations and you talk about leaning in, you have to lean in about the jokes about yourself. george bush was criticized for a lot of different things but he was expert at making fun of himself and he gave a speech about all the teased him about. so this snl, this is based on some of his own, i don't know if you can call them gaffes because i think he'd used all of his missteps of part of being the secret sauce of letting him win but it would be a mistake to not laugh at yourself. >> lot to chat about. thank you so much for being here. >> we won't get bored.
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president obama back at the white house this morning after his final trip abroad while in office. the president and his russian counterpart spoke for about four minutes on sunday in peru. at a news conference president obama said he told putin the u.s. is deeply concerned about blood shet shed and chaos in syria and that a political transition is needed but the president says he's not optimistic about the prospects of a syrian peace agreement in the short term. breaking overnight, st. sergeant shot twice in the face is in critical condition now but expected to survive. he was sitting in traffic on sunday night when another car pulled up alongside his marked police vehicle and just opened fire. hours later the suspect was killed in a shootout with police. in san antonio there is a man hunt underway this morning for the cop killer who gunned down a veteran detective as he
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good morning. >> reporter: it happened just outside san antonio police headquarters where we are, and this morning the department is working with the fbi, the u.s. marshals, the texas rangers and others to find the detective's killer after what the police chief described as everyone's worst nightmare. this morning an allout man hunt for the killer of a 20-year veteran of the force. the cold blooding shooting just yards from police headquarters while he was writing a traffic ticket. >> i've got an officer down in front of headquarters. >> reporter: police serging for this man who they're calling a person of interest and this black mitsubishi caught on surveillance driving away. police say the detective was sitting in his patrol car when the mitsubishi pulled up behind him, the shooter taking aim and
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detective in the head. he was rushed to the hospital where he died. authorities say they believe he was targeted for being a top. >> this is nothing short of an assassination of a police officer. >> reporter: so far this year, 58 police officers have been killed begun fire compared to 36 for all of last year. a 61% increase. >> he was just a good guy. everybody liked him. >> reporter: the son of a police officer was 50 years old. he had two children from a grandchildren. >> those families will be celebrating the holidays. the pd will be burying one of its own because of an ultimate act of cowardice. >> reporter: after that ambush in july of dallas police officers, targeting attacks against police officers are a hate crime and offering condolences to the family, the governor says he looks forward
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>> all right. jacob, thank you very much. i want to turn now to a developing story in north a dakota where protesters clashed with police sunday night. about 400 protesters tried to breach a law enforcement barrier. authorities used tear gas, rubber bullets and a water cannon in below freezing temperatures. nbc news could not confirm the use of rubber bullets and sheriff's officials say no water cannons w they said the water was being sprayed to control waters being set by the protesters. and the looming strike at o'hare's airport. it could snarl holiday travel. they're going to announce the date of their strike later this morning. about 500 workers which includes
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>> it happened before the gim even started. watch taz vikings take the field sunday. that is a member of the fox sports sound crew in the wrong place at the wrong time. he takes a big hit from defensive tackling. he weighs about 330 pounds. bernie was left with a bloody nose and broken glasses. he went on to finish his shift. you know a what they say, did yo yeah, 98 was the number. >> and he's smiling. i can't believe it. >> let's turn back to al and get the forecast. >> let's show you what we've got going on around the country. a lot of heavy rainmaking its way through the rockies. strong winds here in the northeast. look for airport delay from boston all the way down to washington, d.c. because of airport arrivals and departures
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>> and that's your and that's your latest weather. coming up, waiting on the white house. why melania is staying in new york for the time being and what the president elect is saying about that. >> and a warning from an unintended consequences of those loud movies. but first, this is "today" on
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it's monday morning, november 21st. three days till thanksgiving which means three days until the thanksgiving day parade which is celebrating that's a little bit of a sneak peek at some of the fun we're going to see and i think we have a shot of felix the cat. little trivia, matt. felix was the first balloon to fly 90 years ago. >> first balloon ever in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. they brought it back for the 90th day anniversary just for us. >> very exciting. >> inside studio 1a, the first major winter storm of the season is creating problems from
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england. 49 million americans prepare to hit the road and take to the skies this thanksgiving week. here you're looking at a live shot of syracuse where they are busy cleaning up this morning. donald trump had a flurry of meetings over the weekend. and the vice president elect responded to that pointed message delivered by the cast of tam ill ton that asked him to work to protect all americans. >> i wasn't offended by what was said. i'll leave to that was the appropriate venue. >> and toys r us has announced they'll stop selling their tonka truck as their truck burst into flames on their way home from the store. >> but first we're learning more about the incoming first family's plans come january for
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the white house. the 10-year-old will be front and center and why he and melania has decided to stay in new york for the time being. >> reporter: good morning to you. transition team aides say they are extremely excited, the trumps, about their future as the first family and very supportive of the demands that come with that but they do point out there's sensitivity to pulling the 10-year-old out of class right in the middle of the school year. next first family, not calling the white house home right away as the president-elect tells kelly o'donnell. >> when will may move to the white house? >> so it will be a summertime switch over for 10-year-old baron. he'll stay at his private school for a few months after his father takes office. living at trump tower where he has a floor all to himself.
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politics and a lot about life, homework and sports. >> life away from the white house may mean more travel for melania trump. but stability for her son clearly a priority now like it was during the campaign when she skipped stop to stay home with him. >> i'm a full-time mom and i love it, so i decided not to be in the campaign so much. >> baron himself has only appeared a few times with famous father. most memorably the night he won the white house. >> he was on camera. does he get it? does he know? >> he knows what's going on and he's very proud of his dad. >> the president-elect made a point of mulling over his run with his son before he decided to announce his candidacy. >> we talked about it.
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affected every bit as much, maybe more. >> he will be the youngest boy to live in the white house since john f. kennedy, jr. and at ten, will be the same age as mlea obama. a unique experience, one that melania talked with michelle obama about earlier this month. it's not clear president-elect will head back to trump tower but one thing is certain, all of them will get secret service protection, no matter which house they call home. >> and the secret service isn't commenting any more about security protocols iffer the first family. there's already speculation about which school he'll attend once he moves to washington. remember, president obama will stick around the city even after his term is up until his
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hoping not to disrupt his child's routine. >> all right. thank you. >> mr. roker's got a latest check on the wintry weather. >> a lot of folks feeling the chill and not just here but all the way down south between this high pressure over the great lakes, low pressure over canada and we've got a winter like chill. look at how chilly it is. frost and freeze warnings from louisiana all the way to the carolinas with temperatures at or below freezing and as you move a little further huntsville you feel like 24. asheville 23. raleigh, durham it feels like 31 degrees. temperatures slowly recovering but not by much. we'll see these temperatures
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i already ate, actually. hon, we listen to carol. make my eyes pop? is this supposed to happen? (screams) i'm just kidding. we should do this more often. hold hands? no, sit in crazy chairs. get together and shop small on small business saturday. we're back at this morning on "rossen reports," a warning if you're planning to go to the movies this holiday week, could the volume in the theater be damaging your hearing? >> "today" national investigator correspondent jeff rossen is here to fill us in. >> happy holiday week to you guys. thanksgiving week is here. al was out reporting on the snow and the ice moving in. it is the perfect time to escape to the movies, isn't it? but does it seem like those movies are getting louder and louder? turns out some theaters get so loud experts say they could be
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so just how loud are these movies getting, and are they hitting unsafe levels? this morning i'm going in to show you. >> reporter: explosions. adventure. >> 3-d's amazing. >> reporter: big thrills at the movies. but according to the american hearing research foundation, movies, among other common noises, can contribute to premature hng >> listening levels are something like we're doing now, just having a conversation. shoulding around 60 decibels. once you reach 85 you are into the danger zone. >> 85 is that safe limit. >> 85 is where you want to stay below. >> what happens if you go over 85? >> you start to hit into the range where you could potentially cause some damage. >> reporter: so how loud do movies really get? to find out we went out and bought this sound level meter. i'm going to go inside this theater and watch some movies.
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decibels. first up, "magnificent seven." a western with lots off gunfire. it doesn't take long -- >> 93.7 already. 93.7. >> reporter: -- over the limit, and it keeps climbing. this gun fight is intense. we're up to 97.2. >> reporter: when i go see kids, the sound stays under 85 for most of the movie. but then -- >> look at this. it just hit 99.3, way over the 85 number that's considered safe. this is a kid's movie. we obviously don't go to the movies every single day. we go in short spurts, limited exposure. how dangerous is this? >> if you're reaching over 100 for even minutes at a time, seconds at a time, you could be
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immediate permanent damage. >> reporter: we found those levels in this next movie. "deepwater horizon" packed with big blasts and big instruction. >> 101. >> reporter: and when the action really picks up -- >> there are explosions happening right now. look at the meter. we're 104.9. >> reporter: so why is this happening? according to an industry group, there are standards for how movies are made and delivered to the theaters but it is up each individual theater to control the volume. the national association of theater owners telling nbc news -- "as in life, certain sounds in different movies will spike." and movies don't exceed 85 decibels on a consistent basis. they say complaints about sound levels are rare and infrequent. >> if you leave the movie theater and your ears are ringing, that's a sign you could potentially have some daniel from the loud noise. >> by the way, as you head out to the movies this holiday week
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president barack obama. and our children, sasha and malia. >> you heard some laughter in the audience, but online, guys, guess what happened? a mixed bag of reaction. this tweet -- well, gigi hadid just really rocked that melania trump impression, but it was also met with backlash. what you did on the ama awards insulting melania trump shows you have no class. response but it was also the first time the 24-year-old was in the spotlight -- i should say, this is about selena gomez returning to the spotlight to talk about her battle with mental health. she got favorite female artist. selena, back in the spotlight and stealing hearts. here's what she said. >> i had to stop, because i had everything. and i was absolutely broken inside.
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have to stay broken. and if that's anything, whether you respect me or not, that's one thing you should know about me, is i care about people and thank you so much for this. this is for you. thank you. >> selena was flooded with support online. this picture with lady gaga on instagram backstage saying selena's biggest prize of all is her heart. we love selena gomez. certainly support her bravery facing all of these things in front of her fans and just the general public. she's pretty >> i bet that meant a lot to people watching as well. coming up, we'll talk to carrie fisher about her "star wars" affair. yes, she and harrison ford did get together back all those years ago just like matt has been hoping for decades now. >> why would you say that? i would tell you, carrie fisher batten down the the first place to stop and the best place to shop is kohl's black friday. shop black friday deals online all week long.
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. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, carried away. >> you know, sometimes i amaze even myself. >> that doesn't sound too hard. >> carrie fisher's making headlines. she'll stop by studio 1a to talk "star wars," secret romances and life after princess leia. plus, thanks and giving. jenna bush hager introduces us to an nfl player who beat the odds and followed his dream. >> it was a very satisfying feeling. i mean this is something i had been working for since i was 5 years old, playing football. and here we go again. first it was the dress that took
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in from all over the country getting ready for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. all day and all week long we'll give you a sneak peek at the 90th macy's parade. dancers, marching bands and that cool cat there. >> he was the first balloon in the parade. >> i learned that this morning from them on air. >> i have been staring at stilt guys because they actually make me feel petite. i'm going to do the rest of the show right next to them. you can see our stubble continues to grow during november for our "no save today" campaign, doing our part to help raise aware in es for men's health all month long. if you are joining us in this great cause, tweet or instagram photos of your facial hair with the #noshavetoday. time now for "the news at
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we begin with the trump transition now in full swing. the president-elect set to meet with former texas governor and former political foe, rick perry, today, this after a series of high-profile meetings over the weekend with less than two months before mr. trump takes office. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump is furiously building his team, greeting prospective cabinet members over the weekend at his new jersey golf club, including rudy giuliani, and mitt romney, both being considered for secretary of state. >> conversation with regards to the various theaters in the world. >> reporter: but after meeting with chris christie, trump refused to commit to any potential role for the new jersey governor. >> is there a place for governor christie in your administration? >> very talented man. great guy. >> reporter: also appearing at trump's side, retired marine general james "mad dog" mattis who is under consideration for secretary of defense.
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chris kobach who has said the team is considering a registry of muslim immigrants something the incoming chief of staff tried to clarify. >> look, i'm not going to rule out anything but we're not going to have a registry based on a religion. >> boo! >> reporter: as the team takes shape, vice president-elect mike pence was greeted by a mix of cheers and boos while attending the broadway musical "hamilton." >> vice president-elect pence, we welcome you and we -- >> reporter: at cast asking the audience to respect the incoming vice president and delivering a strong message. >> we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our american values and to work on behalf of all of us. all of us. >> reporter: that moment triggering a blistering response from trump unleashing a series of tweets over the weekend calling the tony award winning show overrated, demanding an apology. but pence didn't seem bothered.
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said. i'll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it. >> at trump university we breed success. that's all it is about -- success. >> reporter: online critics are speculating whether trump's sweet torm was designed to distract from the settlement of trump university fraud cases agreeing to pay $25 million but not admitting any wrongdoing. mr. trump's ire isn't only directed at broadway. the president-elect once again tearing into "saturday night live" calling i one-sided biased show. >> siri -- >> reporter: his anger aimed at alec baldwin's impression. >> we'll get through it if we work hard together. >> thank you, mike. oh, and mike -- you're going to do everything, right? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and we're also learning this morning that mr. trump will move to washington immediately, but wife, melania, and his son, barron, 10 years
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allowing barron to finish out his school year here in new york. >> kristen, thank you very much. now to the first major snowstorm of the season. it hit here in the northeast as many as 60 million people under a winter storm advisory. that's for today. facing heavy snow, bitter cold and blowing winds. up to 12 inches of snow could fall on top of what fell on sunday. some areas could see 20 inches by the time this storm moves out. high winds are expected to lead to flight delays, all the way d.c. al will have the forecast in a couple of minutes. also coming up, emma stone's new moves. plus, we'll catch up with carrie fisher as she talks "star wars," on-set romance and life after princess leia. and then more of our thanksgiving day parade on the plaza, a sneak peek of what's to
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hon, i don't know if i deserve this - you change a ton of diapers! your usual? not for me - for him. hon, you have something in your hair. would you like an oatmeal scrub? i already ate, actually. hon, we listen to carol. make my eyes pop? is this supposed to happen? (screams) i'm just kidding. we should do this more often. hold hands? no, sit in crazy chairs.
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y to support our community and show some love for the people we love. and the places we love. the 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 shop small for our neighborhood, our town, our home. get up, (all) get together and shop small. it is 8:09. good time to "trend" on this holiday week. >> this song makes you want to dance, doesn't it? >> it is the day that so many people have circled on their calendars this time of the month. we're not talking about thanksgiving. we're talking about black friday. we've become used to seeing videos like this, people
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the best possible deals. but, seems like this could become a thing of the past. business insider says foot traffic on black friday has been steady declining over the last several years. it is expected to fall another 4% this year. you know the reason. people are saying, why fight the crowds when you can stay in my bed or on my couch and click online. >> and the same deals or better. >> that's true. >> though there is something about >> really? >> do you believe what you just said? >> no. >> picture matt on black friday for just a moment. >> certain things you will never, ever -- >> i elbow at the bar. this is one of our favorite internet just sillinesses. remember the uproar over the dress?
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what is it? well, guys, there is a new piece of clothing tearing people and families apart. these flip-flops from a brazilian company. what colors do you see? >> it is made out of the same material. >> just blue. >> i see blue and grey. >> like a goldish -- >> i say blue and brown. >> blue and grey. >> there is a correct answer. it was confirmed to buzzfeed the flip-flops are in fact blue and dark blue. >> i guess it is a lighting thing. >> they always do this. show you a completely different picture to explain it. >> that's like fluorescent lights in the store. then they show the catalog of it. >> wasn't that fun? >> and they're going to sell some shoes. anybody here know someone who can at times be overly happy? >> no. >> overly chipper? you know the kind of person who's smiling even before their first cup of coffee in the morning? >> hey! >> what?
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>> no, it is a gift. it is a gift, according to some. and in other cases, a new study suggests there are at least one down side, hoda. you aren't always happy. you have a side. others think that when people are a little bit too happy, you can take advantage of those people. >> no one thinks that about hoda. >> no. >> this research comes from nyu, the university of chicago and the university of pennsylvania. very happy people were perceived as naive -- >>ho door mats? >> at times pushovers and that's when you're more likely to encounter -- >> you know what? that does happen. you say yes to one thing, and they say but there's one more thing. >> they say mistaking kindness for weakness. >> i think we mischaracterized. you are not overly happy. you are extremely kind at all times. >> and optimistic. >> thank you. wow. >> and genuinely exuding joy.
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tamron, you got "popstart!." >> i do indeed. let's get to it. first, is kanye a ball of joy west canceling a big show in los angeles last night just three hours before show time, kanye canceled. no reason given. but it happened one night after kanye left thousands of his fans outraged in sacramento. he showed up late, stormed off stage 30 minutes into the show. but during that time kanye went off targeting everyone from hillary clinton to mark zuckerberg, and, yes, he went there. >> i was hurt! because i heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won video of the year over me? i've been sit here to give y'all the truth. jay z, you still ain't called me. >> he's not mad at me, is he? >> you would know. he doesn't hold back.
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ticketmaster offering refunds to fans of both shows. here's my pop start of the tip for you. go on to snoop dogg watching kanye's rant. it will give you new life. >> just don't go to a kanye concert and call it a day. >> one more thing. don't click on to snoop dogg at work or just keep the volume down. it's not safe for work. doesn't mean it is not funny. talk about one of the industry's most legendary bands, the eagles have given us one of my favorite songs of all time, "hotel california" and "take it easy." but after 40 years of making music, one of the band's founding members says even he gets sick of hearing his hits. don henley says when he is at a restaurant and staffers often recognize him and put on an eagles song. give him a little bit of his own music. henley says he calls over waitress and asks her to change the music. he jokes, tells the staff, i've
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>> you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave. emma stone showing off her dance moves and going head-to-head with the queen of daytime dancing, ellen. ? let's dance ? ? let's dance ? ? let's dance ? ? let's dance tonight ? ?? >> that's good. >> excellent. >> emma doing a pretty good single ladies dance. then busting out the twerk for the holidays. that episode of "ellen" airs today. and that is your "popstart!" >> she's got a great personality. >> doesn't she? mr. roker, a check of the weather?
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going on. we've got that big snowstorm in the northeast. your holiday travel, we are going to be looking at wet weather and we're also expecting some strong storms. could cause some problems for detroit as far as your air travel on wednesday. possible delays, rain, snow, improving conditions late at night. then out west, we talk about the roads in seattle. i-5 in the- pacific northwest, i should say, sacramento to seattle, rainy tra >> and that's your latest weather.
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carrie fisher will forever be known as princess leia from "star wars." but decades later, it is what happened behind the scenes that's got everybody talking this morning. the revelation fisher makes in her brand-new book called "the princess diarist." carrie fisher, good morning. >> good morning. >> hi to gary. your little dog. he comes with you everywhere. he is adorable. >> he helped me write it. >> okay. i have to tell you, this revelation came out last week. it was in some of the papers that during the filming of "star wars" that you and harrison ford had an affair. >> you're kidding! i didn't know that. >> i want you to know you are in very good hands here. i am a complete "star wars" nerd. i was like -- my mind was blown. >> why? >> i don't know. i thought it was great! i thought it was just so exciting. like -- are you surprised at the reaction? >> i am surprised at the reaction, yeah. >> so what surprises you about it? >> that it -- so much.
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i don't think it is that surprising. >> well, i guess i never really thought about it, but once i thought about it, i was like, oh, i'm so glad that happened. >> a lot of the fans did think about it for a while. they made up carrison as a word. >> carrie and harrisonharrison, that. >> is carrison real? that was going on for a while. >> now as i understand it, you ran across your actual diaries from this time period. when you were shooting "star wars." when this wain even written them? >> i had forgotten that i'd written them. i've never written diaries sort of like that. i write when i'm upset. so i was upset. so it is about two months or three months of upset. >> i mean the diaries are in the book. i mean it seems like you were in love. felt that way. >> well, i was 19. yeah. so, you know, i was not sort of
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>> what did you -- what did you already kind of remember about it and what did the diaries bring back? what was that time like? >> i didn't remember any details. i don't have a good memory. i've seen to it that i wouldn't by varying activities. no. it was sad. because i was so insecure and, you know, it's very raw. obviously i didn't expect anyone, including myself, i suppose, later on to read it. >> yeah. so now you did give a heads-up to harrison. i know you guys have stayed friends all these years. what did he say? do you think he's read the book? >> i don't know. he's incredibly private. i feel really bad about doing that to him. but, yes, i told him i found the journals and that i was going to publish them. he sort of went "lawyer." >> just made a joke. so, this reaction that you've gotten, you do seem genuinely surprised by it. >> i am.
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it seems like it would be so improbable. you know? if you pretend something long enough it comes true, i think. and we were cast that way, i suppose. >> well, there was tons of chemistry. look at you guys. >> we're adorable. >> you're just adorable. i mean -- i think that's what it is. i think people would have been rooting for that. i will say, you are very honest about the fact that -- well, first of all, you were 19, he was 33. he was married, he had two kids. you even wri ended because you didn't approve of yourself. >> no. i wasn't raised that way. but, when you're on location, this is something i discovered -- everything is permitted. i didn't know that. i haven't been on a location since. >> one thing you are not going to get in this book are like a bunch of steamy sex scenes or anything. >> thank god.
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that way. >> well, look at you. you've had a steamy sex scene obviously. >> it was a long time ago. >> not that long. not as long as my sex scenes in the book. >> okay. but was that on purpose? or it is all because it's a fuzzy memory. >> no. by accident! >> i didn't know if you were like repressing it -- >> i accidentally didn't write about sex. no. i mean there's just so far that you want to go. this is already too far so that i'm going to go and rate someone. what's the criteria for good and bad? >> i don't know. >> i think there should be a thing. you know? when they hold up the numbers. >> like 9.0 or something like that? >> yeah. >> well, are you suggesting that you have a rating in mind? >> i'm suggesting we get a panel and i'll discuss it with them and then we'll find out. >> well, carrie fisher, such a delight. i think people -- it is such a window into this moment in time that so many fans are interested in. it is just wonderful to see you. >> well, you, too. >> and gary.
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oh, my gosh. i just heard the last part of your sentence right now. thank you so much. carrie will be back a little later to chat with kathie lee and hoda. if you start to talk about sex with them and held back on me, i'm going to be mad at you. >> okay. >> we'll send it over to matt. it is an annual tradition around here, our thanks and giving series about the amazing work done at st. jude children's research hospital. this week we're success stories from the patients we've profiled over the years. today's jenna bush hager has one incredible story. >> i do. this is one of my favorite series. six years ago we introduced you to sean coleman, a top athlete. since then st. jude not only saved his life but also kept his desire to play professional football alive. >> reporter: 24-year-old sean coleman has known the meaning of the word champion before even his first game in the nfl. today he is living his dream as an offensive tackle for the cleveland browns.
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feeling. i mean this is something i had been working for since i was 5 years old, playing football. >> reporter: he's already won his biggest battle, far more challenging than anything on the field. >> it is definitely a blessing to be here, man. it is a great opportunity. >> reporter: there was a time the thought of football seemed like a blessing that would never be his. >> i first learned something was wrong, i had a real bad flu. we just went to the doctor from there and they did a couple of tests. we found out then. >> reporter: six years ago sean was a top recruited high school athlete. after accepting a scholarship at football powerhouse auburn university, he found out he had cancer. >> it was crazy. it was pretty scary. not knowing what they could do. >> sean had the most common cancer in childhood, leukemia. the survival rate is over 95%. if you deal with teenagers, their outlook is not as good as
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>> reporter: his parents took him to st. jude's hospital for treatment. although they kept his spot on the team, his dreams were put on hold. >> i had to go through treatment for 3 1/2 years and sat out football for about 2 1/2 years. >> reporter: those years didn't stop the heart of this champion. throughout treatment sean continued to work hard, believing one day he would make it to the nfl. doctors at st. jude made every effort to get sean back in the game. >> as soon as the treatment was over and the central removed. >> you allowed him to go back and play football. >> yes. he was ready. >> when i first got the green light to start playing again, it was very exciting to be back out there for my teammates. can't even explain the first time i was out there on field. >> reporter: sean succeeded on and off the field earning both a bachelor's and masters degree while playing. >> going into college i wanted to get as much as i could out of it. it worked out real good. >> reporter: sean became an inspiration to other kids at st. jude, like 17-year-old nicholas london, a 6'5" nba hopeful who
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how much does this friendship mean to you? >> means a lot. let's put it this way. i feel my road to recovery would have been a lot harder. i feel like i would have given up without him. >> reporter: after graduating last year, sean entered the nfl draft. >> i knew it was time for me to make a transition to an elite level of football. >> reporter: and sean knew there was nowhere more important to be on draft day. he was at st. jude when he received the call that he had been waiting for most of his life. >> the cleveland browns select sean coleman. >> when they called me i was very excited. the kids were excited. it was an opportunity for them to see how they can pursue their dreams just like i did. >> wow, marlo thomas is the national outreach director for st. jude children's research hospital. marlo, good morning. what a recovery! >> isn't it great? >> it is amazing. >> it's really because st. jude
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made this happen. >> can i just say? >> yes. >> happy birthday. >> thank you.
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21st of november, 2016. great job, ladies. that's the spirit of america cheer group. getting a little taste of the macy's thanksgiving day parade as i bulldoze poor al, sorry. >> this team made up of elite athletes from all over the country. there are be over 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers in the parade on thursday. they'll jump and twist and drive for the 50 million viewers on television. >> it is one of my pafrt farthest of the you guys are awesome. speaking of thanksgiving, our all-star thanksgiving rolls on with the ace of cakes himself. teaming up to put pie and cake together. it's never been done before! in one big amazing dessert. but we know it is cold because tamron is trying to get some of the heat that i'm radiating. >> let's look at your forecast.
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week ahead, we are talking about lake-effect snow in the northeast. we've got mountain snows in the great lakes -- i should say in the rockies. then more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. rockies snow by the middle of the went. more heavy snow toward the end of the week in the pacific northwest. temperature wise below normal here in the northeast to start things off. it stays warm down through the gulf coast and the south. below normal temperatures out west and the latter part of the week, ty their way back east and back up into the plains. western part of the country little on the chilly side.
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>> that's your latest weather. how about a performance from the macy's great american marching band? ?? ?? ?? ? that's the jingle bell that's the jingle bell that's the jingle bell rock ?? >> yeah! >> how about felix, huh? >> okay. that is with a the macy's great american marching band. awesome. we want to introduce that we have coming down the streets of manhattan thursday morning not only felix, the cat, and the band, and a lot of balloons, we
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peek at the parade. we are joined by the creative team. we have got amy, executive producer of macy's thanksgiving day parade, and john piper, familiar face as well around here. the vice president of the macy's parade studio. good morning to both of you. so it is going to be about this temperature. right? >> maybe a little warmer but we might see some showers. >> no, no, no! >> no! >> you're in charge of the weather, we're balloons. >> i have to start by asking a serious question about security for the parade on thursday. >> yes. >> in light of a specific threat, what's being done? >> the same thing that we do every year. we rely on state, local and federal authorities to do their job and they do it extraordinarily well. we're really good at building floats and flying balloon and we're going to do what we do and let the experts do what they do. >> when hoda was bringing felix down, this is the 90th year of the parade.
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character balloon that we had. >> you guys have kind of recreated the original felix. >> exactly recreated. it is the same size, the same scale, and it was actually produced by folks from our parade studio, some of whom are here. hand-stitched the way goodyear did it in 1927. >> wow. >> is it going to be carried with poles down the street old school? >> yes. >> >> there is a little bit of helium and there is a little bit of new technology on the inside. but the outside, exactly like '27. >> is there a place where tamron can get up and get absorbed by that balloon? >> what else is new for this year? >> we have a lot of new things. we are excited about the very first balloon that has four characters, the trolls balloon. we've never done this before. we've got our second charlie
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wimpy kid. john and the team have done an outstanding job with floats. we actually have a three-story waterfall. >> you have tons of great celebs always on top waving. it will be fun. >> absolutely. a surprise at the end by tony bennett with a special guest. >> the special guest? the special guest is the surprise. >> you can watch the 90th macy's thanksgiving day parade starting at 9:00 t nbc. >> let's have a surprise! up next, it is the little things. the big push to support small business this holiday season. but first, this is "today" on
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>> announcer: shop small on "today" is sponsored by american express. founding partner of small business saturday.
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as we get ready to celebrate the seventh annual small business saturday, one young entrepreneur is putting community first on her meteoric rise from line cook to ceo in just four years. "today's" sheinelle jones has her story. ?? >> i started this business with $300. i went from being a line cook to a ceo in four years. >> reporter: 29-year-old ellen bennett turned a great apron into a multi-million dollar opportunity. >> i knew where the pockets were ripping. i knew where the apron straps were fraying. i knew exactly what i wanted to fix about them and i wanted something better that i could wear with a sense of dignity and pride in the kitchen. then this entire evolution of the best uniform was created. >> reporter: in 2012, it was born, a hand-crafted apron company based in southern california.
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i was just walking and talking to people. as many people as i could, everywhere i went. >> reporter: bennett is part of the global emergence of under-35ers who are creating companies with higher head counts. more than 10 million women in this country have small businesses growing a the a rate of more than 1 1/2 times the national average. >> we're in over 4,000 restaurants in the united states. we've sold hundreds of thousands of and they're all hand-made. they're still made with the same level of detail that they were from day one. >> reporter: the aprons which range from $50 to $150 outfit chefs from mario batali to david chang. and today with a crew of 30 sewers, they come in more than 100 different fabrics and finishes. >> our shift is a 40-hour shift people want? we have them here every day.
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small business to bring communities together. >> the world is getting closer and closer together because of social media. so we're constantly doing all kinds of things to connect cookbook parties, we'll have brunches, we'll host charity events. food brings people together and uniforms unite people. so when you combine the two, it's kind of like the best of every world. it's all about finding what makes you special and what makes you different and for me, i want to helpri the world. and that is why we're here. >> reporter: for "today," sheinelle jones, nbc news. >> maria is administrator of the small business administration. maria, thanks for joining us. >> always good to see you. >> you know that the big box -- big retailers have always had success but the trend lines show that small business is picking up. what do you believe is the secret here? >> we're really excited about it. at the u.s. small business administration we are record lending, record contracts,
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going to be locked down on all of this. . it's fantastic. so we urge more people to go and learn more about it. >> what role are millennials playing? >> they are going back to these abandoned main street and there is a renaissance. they're creating really exciting places to go to. so encourage everybody this saturday to go and shop small and dine small on saturday. >> for small businesses in the past, you have a small budget. you don't have a lot of money to ve platform on television but social media has changed all of that. >> that's exactly right. with social media you can just create your own platform. in fact, you can reach people around the world. that's what's so exciting about today's business environment. even small businesses can go to the u.s. small business administration to get services, create their sales program, even in the international market. >> going back to the success of the aprons, is there a world that you see small businesses getting the respect and the
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grow? can they both exist successful? >> the exciting thing is that corporations really need small businesses. they are the job creators and they need them for supply clan, they need them for innovation and for nimbleness. small businesses enjoy that relationship so it is a win-win for everybody. >> this is one of my favorite times of the year because it is shopping but i love a good small business and a good success story. >> shop small, dine small this saturday. >> don't have to twist my saturday. go to social media and let us know your favorite small business. up next, sweet success. a thanksgiving dessert that will blow your guests away courtesy of two all-star chefs.
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this morning on "today's
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dessert that is going to wow your guests. we've got two of the country's best pastry chefs collaborating on something new and spectacular. guys, good morning. happy almost thanksgiving. >> morning. >> can't wait. >> is it a pie or is it a cake? which is it? >> it is a psa, is what it is. >> is it? >> yeah, it is. >> it is a pie-cake. you've seen on social media. it is blowing up. people putting pies into cakes. reese's commercial where the peanut butter and chocolate have an accident. >> you bake them together. so he and i had feelings about that that are pretty strong. so we decided to collaborate and make something we would actually want to eat. >> start with the cake part. talk about the ingredients. >> we're going to make a pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake.
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filling. they look very similar. pumpkin puree. flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs. you have to make two. >> so, we've made the mixture here. we put it in the pan. how long does that cook and how do you know it is done? >> it is going to cook for about 35, 40 minutes. of by pressing on it and taking a toothpick, stick it in and pull it out. toothpick is clean, cake is done. >> you're going to make the frosting? that's a lot of sugar. >> nothing wrong with sugar. this is a boiled milk frosting. it's got flour and sugar. i always put maple because i'm a vermonter. milk because boiled milk
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i've got great faith new, sir. milk. heavy cream because -- why not? it's thanksgiving. we've got our fat pants on. then pumpkin because this is going to be a pumpkin thing. >> just preserved your secret -- we boil that up, cook that down. goes into the mixer. >> it has to match your batter. this makes the cake better. right? >> how long did you he on that? that's amazing. >> i was painting this all night. still wet. then you get it really thick and it has to be cool before you start adding butter. >> you're going to put the butter in. we've only got two minutes left and we have an entire section left. talk about the pie part. >> this is the pie part. traditionally they bake everything together and it is a big, fat mess. so i thought let's put the pecan pie in the middle. so you just fill -- >> store-bought pie crust?
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but fine. whatever. and then i blind bake it first. so you don't have a soggy bottom because nobody likes a soggy bottom. then you make the filling which is brown sugar, some butter. maple, again. and then one of the tricks for this is when this is warm, you slowly add it into the eggs. you whisk that up because you'll slowly add the hot eggs. it is called tempering so you don't get scrambled pecan pie egg stuff. you can chop up the pecans or leave them whole. up to you. obviously you can eat both of these separately. must -- you don't have to do it together. >> i just don't want to shortchange the final step here. we'll pretend that's happened. now is when these two great baking minds come together. go ahead. >> go for it. >> so now we're going to take
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on top of that boiled milk icing and the bundt so that you can kind of wrap your head around it, i kind of think about pecan pie as like the filling of a german chocolate cake. you know that really gooey, yummy caramel-pecan filling? >> there's more. >> and, yes, there's more. so you line it up because the bundt has these peculiar little pointies. >> people a starting to get the idea what this is going to look like. >> you ice the whole thing. cover this cake all the way. and it becomes -- a pumpkin! adorable! >> the guys downstairs, how are our tasters doing? >> amazing! >> it is a dessert turducken. >> you got to get some of the pecan, some of the cake, you got to get the right bite.
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>> and it only takes six, seven hours to make. seriously. >> come on! >> you're going to make pecan anyway. come on. >> fantastic. what is that? >> just eat it and shush! >> thank you both very much. check out all our thanksgiving recipes, today.com/food. tune in this wednesday when 30 chefs -- 30 -- will join us for celebration. up next, the golden girl of rio, katie ledecky is in our studio talking about setting records and some awards that she may see tonight. but first, this is "today"
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imagine a world where the holidays are about joy again. where days are filled with magic instead of madness.
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stanford. and was kind of just getting all my things packed and moving in and i've had a great time at stanford so far. >> in the interim you're breaking records. i think we have some breaking news. savannah? >> yeah. >> by the way, like we thought you broke a record, then like another hour passed and you broke another record. >> this one says that you broke the 1650--yard ncaa freestyle record by 20 seconds last night. >> that means you like get out of the pool, have a coffee and a dohn else to finish. >> have you been training and that's why you're keeping up your momentum like that? >> i've been training with the stanford team and working hard with them and having a blast. >> it was just recently you broke the 1,000-yard ncaa freestyle record. you won that one -- you broke that one by ten seconds and a second place finisher was 35 seconds behind you. >> i remember watching that on youtube thinking, this is an
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know how to respond. we're so amazed by you. tell us about being a college kid. how has it been? can you have a regular college experience? >> yeah, a completely regular college experience. i have three great roommates. i have some awesome classes. i'm enjoying it a lot. >> what are you studying it? >> i'm not sure what i'm going to major in yet. i'm still figuring it out. nice thing about stanford is there are so many great different ways i can go. just going to use my freshman year to explore all those. >> >> when you're cutting loose? >> it is pumpkin cake? >> looking forward to my mom's thanksgiving dinner this week. >> how about the entire family? >> team ledecky is in the studio. which is really cool. how do you feel about tokyo? >> i'm looking forward to it. hopefully i'll be there. it is a long ways away but kind of starting to set the groundwork for the next four
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new short-term and long-term goals. >> wow. >> short term i think you may be female athlete of the year by the golden goggles. just a guess. >> she broke another record in the last 20 seconds.
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lets get a weather.. two pieces of good news if you're hitting the road this thanksgiving holiday. first... low gas prices. right now-- the average price of gas-- across the country 2 gallon. the average here in wisconsin... better than that... just two bucks a gallon... and in the milwaukee metro-- better still... below two dollars for a gallon of regular unleaded. good news item number two... the last zipper merge planned for the zoo interchange project is going away... tomorrow. the headache on eastbound i-94... caused by a lane-closure just west of the interchange will be re-opened
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good morning help for your pet who is stress out when company is around. a quick and healthy recipe for thanksgiving. and the guide to some of the best steak houses in milwaukee next on the morning blend. ? ? [ music ] ? ? ? ? it's my niece's favorite song. >> this is awe? >> yeah cute i like that. thanksgiving coming up just around the corner we're into thanksgiving week now. >> there might ab slot of -- might be a lot of sneezing going

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