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?? ?? good morning. mounting misery. snow and ice triggering deadly accidents across the country and al says if you think it's cold now, just wait. honoring an >> god speed, john glenn. >> tributes pour in for john glenn,he first american to orbit the earth. a space pioneer, patriot and politician. >> john glenn is one of the finest guys i knew. >> this morning we'll remember a true american hero. pushing back, president-elect donald trump defends picking a number of wealthy people to serve in his cabinet. >> why they can't have people of modest means? because i want people that made
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trump will remain executive producer of "celebrity apprentice" even after he takes the oath of office. big news. charles max feldman has arrived and savannah and mike are beaming with pride over their big new baby boy, today, friday, december 9, 2016. from nbc news this is "today " with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. from studio 1a in rockefeller mraz. welcome to "today," a round of applause for charles maxwell. >> so exciting! >> arrived yesterday morning 8:59 just before we went on the first two hours, and 9 pounds. >> savannah called him a bruiser.
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>> she looks amazing. >> savannah looks amazing. >> and she's up right now texting and watching. >> we have to say good morning to her. >> it's his first appearance on tv. >> she didn't name him after our dog. >> that's right. charles, charlie is after her dad and max is after mike's grandfather. >> so you were there yesterday. >> i did. i went over yesterday, and i was called in to bring wine. so we may have had a little toast. so cute. i tell you, the minute i walked in the room charlie pooped and peed so we know everything is in working order. >> he has the cutest hair and locking eyes with you. >> and i know savannah is watching. >> 9 pounds 8 ounces feel like? >> by the way, protocol now falls into place, it's okay for you to have your baby.
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>> anyway, congratulations savannah, mike and charlie. another story we're dealing with is the weather ask you should handle that. >> let's talk about the cold first. right now a lot of folks dealing with this first big blast of cold air and this arctic blast anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below average. it feels like 18 in chicago and all of the way to atlanta it feels like 35 degrees and as we move on into tomorrow morning, the the teens make your way into saturday evening and on into sunday and the windchills are brutal, but this is just the beginning and right up around siberia and the temperatures this morning in the minus 20s to minus 50s and that will come across the arctic ocean due to a high pressure system and low pressure over canada, funneling that brutal cold air in. by wednesday, chicago 8, and 38
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city. the good news is it's not going to hang around a long time, but it will feel awfully rough and for our friends around the great lakes, there is a lot of lake-effect snow and the localized bands dumping tons of snow. right now in upstate new york, we have kristen dahlgren in pulaski, new york. these folks are dealing with that. >> reporter: right. good morning, al. overnight we saw a few more inches here. some places have more than a foot and it is causing a lot of problems for a lot of people. from coast to coast, a wintry mess, icy cold temperatures and lots of snow making driving dangerous. >> in erie county, pennsylvania, more than a dozen cars pilin up along intate 90. at least ten people were taken to the hospital. while in michigan, a massive crash turning deadly. >> 30 vehicles. it's a complete white out.
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other in white-out conditions. >> i was lucky enough that i could see the taillights in front of the semi. you just couldn't see. it was kicking up that bad. >> reporter: blanketing upstate new york, the arctic air sending temperatures plummeting. out west, the next system coming ashore bringing snow and ice to places like seattle and portland. only the heartiest heading out. >> i prefer toun so i still do it. >> reporter: even in chicago where they are used to the chill. >> today is a shock because it has been pretty mild. >> reporter: they are bundling up and getting ready for what could be an even colder blast to come. >> you know it's frigid. it's like alaska. >> reporter: so, really, it may get worse out here and some 200 million people going to be affected, guys, over the next few days.
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pouring in for a true american icon and hero, john glenn who died at the age of 95. as an astronaut he made history and inspired the nation. as a u.s. senator, he was one of the most respected people on capitol hill and his life is being celebrated this morning. nbc's tom costelo is at the national air and space museum. tom, good morning to you. >> good morning and this is friendship 7. this crude spacecraft that in the earth. it took tremendous courage. this was the soviet union space race, they were winning and the united states was determined to catch up. so this unassuming fighter pilot from ohio came back an american hero. across the country this morning tributes to an american original. from president obama, with john's passing our nation has lost an icon and michelle and i have lost a friend. from president-elect trump, he was a hero and inspired
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apollo 13 star tom hanks tweeting, god speed, john glenn. from veteran nbc news correspondent jay barberi, a good friend. >> may the good lord ride all the way, and he did. we will miss him. >> reporter: it is no exaggeration to say john glenn was a giant in american history. >> three, two, one, zero. >> god speed, john glenn. >> bestno >> roger zero, jay, and i feel fine. oh, that view is tremendous. >> reporter: when in 1962 he became the first american to orbit the earth three times in a primitive spacecraft called friendship 7. he returned to such a hero's welcome, president kennedy decided he was too valuable to risk on another space mission, he was grounded, becoming nasa's biggest cheerleader.
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he married his childhood sweetheart annie and he flew combat missions in world war ii and korea and flew supersonic speed as a test pilot and became one of the mercury 7 astronauts. >> i think there is a power greater than i am that will certainly see that i am taken care of if i do my part of the bargain. >> reporter: a close friend of the kennedy's, he was with bobby kennedy when he was gunned down in california. it was glenn who had to break the news to the children. in 1974 he was elected to the first four terms in the u.s. senate. then in 1998 he suited up again for a space shuttle mission. at the age of 77, the oldest astronaut to fly. >> i want to try to contribute more to learning about the whys of aging. hopefully we can lessen the frailties of old age that plague
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other explorer that we've had in history, lewis and clark. >> his lifetime of achievement and service honored with the congressional gold medal and the presidential medal of freedom and in the senate on thursday, tributes. >> he always looked out for the little guy, and that was in his personal life and in his professional life as a senator, and it's what i particularly admire about him. >> reporter: an american through and through, and a life dedicated to family and john glenn is survived by his wife annie, two children and two grandchildren. i met and interviewed him several times over the years. he was always incredibly kind and patient especially for such an american icon, and we share the same barber here in washington, matt. he didn't have a lot of hair, but he was always there and his photo hangs very proudly in that barbershop. back to you. >> i would imagine. tom bw covered john glenn's historic return to space and
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the years and knew him well. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i think there sea a whole group of people in this country beneath a certain age who cannot even understand the guts and the courage it took to get in that capsule in 1962 and get on top of that rocket. >> i remember i was a senior in college and i looked for any excuse to skip class, and that day i remember when he lifted off, and it was a defining moment in american life. if norman rockwell were to draw the quintessential american hero throughout his life all of the famous friends he had his personality was just like this. it was never about him. he was so modest. i was with him two years ago when we rededicated john glenn college of public affairs in ohio state. what people didn't know and he told me when i got there he had macular degeneration. it was very hard for him. he'd been 20/20 until his 80s. >> the narrowing down the field
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didn't love the way he was depicted in it and said by the way, the process was dramatic enough without hollywood intervening. >> he really liked tom wolf's book, and by the way, tom wolf was a friend of mine and we were at dinner about three years before the book, and i said what are you working on? i said to my wife, what else could be written and that is the defining book about it. >> back when he went back into space all down there covering that. try to capture the emotion of that launch. >> it is very hard to describe, among other things i called ted williams who had been his wingman in korea and said would you come up and be our guest and he was in a wheelchair and he talked at one decibel which was way off the top. he said i'll be there. he couldn't wait to be there and ted didn't have a lot of heroes.
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fighter pilot i've ever seen. >> he succeeded at just about everything he did in life and he did not succeed on winning the press doneesy when he ran. what was h impact on politics? >> i think he did not win because he didn't play the larger role. steady as she goes, pilot in the cockpit and not going to do anything dramatic and he came from central ohio, and it was not a natural instinct for him to go out and blow himself up. i said to wouldn't do bombasts on twitter and he wouldn't have a multimillion dollar foundation and he was comfortable being the smalltown boy, and we have to mention annie. they had side by side cribs and they were married for 74 years. >> we'll hear part of an interview we did with john and annie later in the show. thanks. >> a pleasure. president-elect donald trump has a busy day ahead after taking his thank you tour to iowa last night.
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clinton who returned to capitol hill for the first time since the election. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at trump tower with more on what they had to say there. peter, good morning. >> tamron, good morning to you. it's how millions of americans got to know donald trump, of course, as the star and host of "celebrity apprentice." this morning we've learned that even after he enters the white house he will maintain his executive producer credit for the show. it comes after trump defended the wealth of some o cabinet picks suggesting that they all made a fortune, but now they're negotiating with you and comparing them to a lineup of great baseball players. >> thank you to the great, great people of iowa. >> reporter: president-elect trump's latest victory lap reveling in iowa and calling out china as he introduced gary bramstad as his new ambassador to china. >> they haven't played by the
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to start. they're going to start. >> reporter: even as trump prepares to become president, the former reality tv star will keep another title. executive producer of nbc's "celebrity apprentice." a trump spokeswoman telling nbc news, mr. trump has a big stake in the show and conceived a bit with mark burnett. nbc airs "celebrity apprentice" this season featuring arnold schwarzenegger, not trump, and produced by mgm. still unclear what trump will be paid. meanwhile, trump's pick labor secretary ceo of hardy's and carl's junior. >> he opposes broader overtime pay and minimum wage increases. >> when you raise the cost of hiring low-skilled and young workers you price them out of their jobs. >> democrats now taking aim. >> you could aren't find someone more anti-labor for l secretary and that's a very bad sign for the workersf america. >> reporter: trump's latest
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chuck jones who challenged trump for the number of jobs saved at carrier is unfazed. >> there were all kinds of threats and stuff over the years so i got more thick skin. i have to give the guy credit, he's got spunk to him. >> as for trump's former riefral, hillary clinton she returned to washington thursday, paying tribute to retiring senate leader harry reid and poking fun at herself. >> this is not speech at the capitol i hoped to be giving after the lech, but after a few weeks of taking selfies in the woods, i thought it would be a good idea to come out. >> clinton also offering a warning of what she called the epidemic of fake news spread on social media, just days after a scare at a d.c. pizza restaurant prompted by a conspiracy theory. >> it's now clear that so-called
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consequences. this isn't about politics or partisanship. lives are at risk. >> reporter: as for that "celebrity apprentice" news, nbc entertainment has declined to comment. today back here at trump tower, donald trump has more meetings scheduled including one with the democratic west virginia senator joe manchin another possible cabinet pick before trump heads out to louisiana for a rally and another in grand rapid, mi >> peter alexander thank you. i want to turn to the highrofile trial of the south carolina man accused of killing nine people at a historic african-american church. >> on thursday jurors were shown chilling video of dylann roof on the day of the shooting. nbc's gabe gutierrez has that story. >> reporter: this morning day three of testimony in dylann roof's federal trial after jurors watched this never before seen security video that shows the moments roof entered and
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last year, allegedly killing nine parishioners following a bible study class. the video captures roof entering the emanuel ame church and leaving an hour later holding the gun used in the killings. he got in the car and drove away. the same car roof was driving during a traffic stop the next day. more than 20 surveillance videos the church as well as graphic photos of the crime scene were shown to the jury. jurors were shown the snapchat video taken before the shooting that prosecutors say places roof inside the building. all evidence federal prosecutors are using to build their case against a self-avowed white supremacist. the 22-year-old roof charged with 22 counts is facing the death penalty.
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hate crimes. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. breaking news this morning on a massive olympic doping scandal. a report reports more than 1,000 russian athletes from summer and winter sports were involved in an organized conspiracy. the report found evidence of tampering including 12 russian medalists in the 2014 sochi games and that includes athletes who won four gold medals. no the report also says the russian olympic team corrupted the london games on an unprecedented scale. >> not good news. let's turn back to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> let's see what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> what's wrong? santa? oh, santa. >> anyway, we're looking at sunshine in the mid atlantic states and gulf coast, a lot of millennials going mr. who?
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coming onshore and the pacific northwest that will affect much of the country in the northern tier and we'll look at that in the next half hour and first, we'll get to your local weather
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>>age that's your latest weather. just ahead, john glenn in his own words. what the american icon had to say to us here on "today" about his triumphant return to space at the age of 77 and where his adventurous spirit came from. president-elect trump using business. the impact his words could have on your investment. but first, this is "today"
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we're back at 7:30 on a friday morning, the 9th of december, 2016. it is cold out there. those santa hats are on for a reason. but we'rebo up for you, looking forward to a concert by grammy winner pharrell williams. overnight u.s. defense secretary ash carter made an unannounced visit to afghanistan meeting with the country's president and is consulting with military commanders. it is expected to be secretary carter's last visit to afghanistan as head of the pentagon. sad story to report.
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near a college campus in georgia. jody smith was a public safety officer at georgia southwestern state university. he was childhood friends and went to the police academy with officer nicholas smar who was also shot and killed in that incident. their shootings sparked a massive manhunt for the gunman. officials say that gunman apparently took his own life when authorities arrived at a home where he was hiding. the life and accomplishmen this morning. glenn died thursday at the age of 95. he became an american hero in 1962 when he became the first american to orbit the earth. he would go on to serve 24 years on capitol hill as a u.s. senator. another remarkable moment in glenn's life came in 1998 when he became the oldest man to go into space. i sat down with him and his wife, annie, shortly before that mission. >> let me just start with as
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>> well, i've never felt that people should just look at the calendar and decide what they do in a particular stage of life. if you're interested in something and feel like it, and have good health to do it, why not do it? >> godspeed, john glenn. >> two, one, zero. >> reporter: 36 years after his history making leap into space, john glenn at age 77 was suiting up again. the mission this time to test the effects of ageing body. >> some of the research we may be triggering off here may cut back a lot of the frailty of old age. you shouldn't be a couch potato and do what you feel like doing. if that's a benefit, well, so be it. >> reporter: but before lift-off his aging body had to go through eight months of grueling physical and mental training. >> that's enough for one day. >> how strenuous? how difficult? how much compared to what you went through back in the 1960s?
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hasn't changed that much. that's much the same. one thing nasa's always done, they say as long as you can pass your physicals, you're all ready to go. i'm told by the doctors anyway. i've had the moat complete physical checks of any astronaut that's ever gone up. >> reporter: it took the space veteran four years of tough lobbying to get nasa to let him go. but that it was an uphill battle compared to convincing annie. when they married he promised by going into space again? >> i would say annie was rather cool to this whole idea. >> your husband's 77. >> i'm older than he is. he asked me if i would like to, i said no way. >> would you admit he is kind of a hero? is. >> to me he is. he always has been. >> where did you get thisous sp?
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i guess i've always been rather curious about things. i don't think i'm that odd or different from a lot of americans. >> i wouldn't do what you do. >> i wouldn't do what you do either. >> john glenn. we will miss him. our condolences go out to his wife, annie, and their family. what an opportunity to sit down across from that man. >> i love seeing the back story, the relationship like a husband and wife and what itoo >> watching that lift-off, i was down there. boy, was that amazing. >> we all held our collective breathing with no question. got a storm right now that's going to be hitting the pacific northwest that's going to affect the american tier states from coast to coast before this is all over. right now we've got showers and we've got some snow showers making their way into the pacific northwest. this system will make its way across from seattle to portland. it starts to snow, changes over
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midwest, minneapolis, lacrosse, green bay, chicago into sunday, cleveland, syracuse, and eventually new york city, some light snow late in the day in new york. look at these snowfall amounts anywhere from 6 to 12 to a foot and a half of snow in the pacific northwest. we're also looking at in hi where from three to six inches of is no he but heavier amounts into parts of the central >> that's your latest weather. don't worry about the weather
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latest targets. >> good morning. imagine a tweet. a single tweet losing you money. 140 characters could cost you $140, maybe $1,400. maybe more. that's how powerful the president's voice is. it can move markets. whether you know it or not, that off-handed tweet from donald trump blasting the ceo, hitting up this industry, it could send your 401(k) up or down. maybe it already has. >> reporter: with the election of donald trump, corporate america is now in territory. using twitter as a bully pulpit, the president-elect seems to be taking on major industries 140 characters at a time. aiming his praise, or criticism, at specific companies with real world consequences. from negotiating with carrier and ford to keep jobs in the u.s. with be to firing off this tweet, slamming boeing over the cost of a new air force one model. claiming they're too expensive.
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before the market opened boeing's stock dropped $2 a share losing more than$1 billion of its market value. >> i think the planes are too expensive. spoke to a terrific guy yesterday, head of boeing. we're gag to work it out. >> reporter: though the stock did rebound, trump's intervention in business has some ceos nervous. >> everybody ha is to understand it is not status quo anymore. r landry's, one of the country's largest restaurant corporations. >> you have a business guy who is going to be president of the united states. we have never had anybody like this. he's not going to let corporate america rip off america anymore. >> reporter: still, the president-elect's strategy could anger some members of his own party who have long argued to keep the government out of the free market. >> it does not sit well with ideological conservatives who
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we're back now and it's making the rounds on social media. >> the children's toy called the happy hour playset. the box shows three kids standing around a bar with two of the toddlers showing beer-shaped bottles and it's for 3 and up. >> people online aren't so pleased. >> only in america does a corporation think it's cool to make little ones think this is alyssa writes, starting bad habits early. i can't believe they make this horrible stuff for kids. well, it turns out there's no such thing as the happy hour play set. one clever father shared it on instagram and the outraged followed and unfortunately for fisher-price he did include the brand on the fake box and the company has been responding one by one to individual facebook posts saying, please know this is a product that is not
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, honoring an american hero. >> godspeed, john glenn. >> as tributes pour in this the wake of john glenn's passing. we'll look back at remarkable life and times of a true pioneer. plus, spying toys. are your children's toys recording what's being said in your home. >> i promise not to tell anyone. it is just between you and me. >> controversy grows over some smart toys. the push to remove them from store shelves and what you into ed to know this holiday season. and the stars are out. >> tonight is going to have way more muscles, more tattoos, and most importantly, way more pyro. >> hollywood's top leading man,
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1a to talk about his star-studded tribute to our nation's troops. and pop superstar pharrell williams treats us to a special performance on the plaza "today," friday, december 9th, 2016. >> the snow can't stop us from seeing pharrell! >> we are "happy" from austin, xa because i'm happy ? ? clap along if you feel like a room without a room ? >> celebrating 15 happy years from lakeland, florida. >> celebrating the holidays in new york! >> because we're happy! welcome back to "today" on this friday morning.
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we're happy for a lot of reasons. first up, we want to tell you that savannah and her husband, mike, welcomed a baby boy into the world yesterday. charles max feldman. charlie, you can call him. 9 pounds 8 ounces. baby, mom, dad, everybody doing great. >> pharrell, can we get you to say hey to charlie? >> hi, charlie. good morning. it's early. it's cold, charlie. >> how many layers do you have >> i was all set to say pharrell, you look so warm if that. he walked over and said, i am freezing. >> my nose is freezing. i'm a little bit like rudolph this morning. >> we can't wait to hear you, pharrell. also, one of the most successful men in hollywood and the reigning sexiest man alive according to "people" magazine, dwayne johnson. so much to talk about with him,
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amazing things for the troops. we'll talk with him. we won't have a concert in the next half-hour if we don't let this guy get inside and warm up a little bit. let's get a check of the headlines, time for "the news at 8." >> reporter: at the smithsonian national air and space museum they are mark, the passing of icon john glenn. he rode friendship 7 around the earth orbiting three times before cg welcome. he passed away in ohio yesterday and his was a truly remarkable life. on capitol hill thursday, reaction to the loss of a former beloved colleague and american hero. >> john glenn was one of the finest guys i knew. >> reporter: president obama praised john glenn as one of the first mercury 7 astronauts and the first american to orbit the earth three times saying, in part, the last of america's first astronauts has left us but propelled by their example, we
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earth compels us to keep reaching for the heavens. a fellow icon of the space age, astronaut buzz aldrin, said he was saddened that we lost another space pioneer and world icon. for more than half his life, john glenn was an american pioneer, making history in 1962 when he orbited the earth in his friendship 7 space capsule. >> i feel fine. >> reporter: lifting the hope of nation trying to m of a nation. >> he is the oldest survivor of the member of the unique fraternity that have flown in space. >> reporter: glenn entered politics after leaving nasa spending the next 24 years in the senate even running for the presidency. then in 1998, 36 years after his first spaceflight, glenn at 77 years of age got his wish to return to orbit aboard the space shuttle discovery, becoming the oldest person to ever go into space.
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up for a challenge. >> i think too often people set their lives by the calendar. that takes the fun out of life as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: glenn's greatness lasted a lifetime and a true american who set his sights high and was always searching for the next adventure. john glenn survived by his wife of 73 years, his childhood sweetheart, annie. two children, two grandchildren. there will be service. breaking overnight, south korean lawmakers voted to impeach president park. the vote follows a corruption scandal. south korea's prime minister now assumes leadership of that country until a court rules on whether park must permanently step down. state prosecutors have accused the president of colluding with a friend who extorted companies and manipulated state affairs. park denies the claims.
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millions of americans from the northwest to the northeast. heavy lake-effect snow around the great lakes is expected to drop up to two feet of snow in some areas by tomorrow. driving has been dangerous. on thursday pile-ups in michigan, ohio and pennsylvania killed at least three people and injured dozens more. more heavy snow is also expected today in parts of the northwest. we'll have al's forecast coming up. also ahead, we'll talk about the new push to pull some off the holiday shelves. could they be spying on your children. and hollywood superstar and hollywood superstar dwayne grandma is so happy to be here for your very first christmas. i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it.
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we're back with a new concern for parents who are busy holiday shopping. >> consumer advocates are claiming two popular toys may be threatening your child's privacy. nbc's jo ling kent is here with that story. >> they are so-called smart toys and they are on the top of holiday wish lists everywhere. two big sellers, an interactive doll, my best friend, kayla, and the iq now they're being called into question because children share personal moments with these connected toys as they play with them. are toymakers really putting your kids at risk? >> i promise not to tell anyone. it is just between you and me because we are friends. >> reporter: a new complaint filed with the federal trade commission claims talking toys connected to the internet like the popular my friend cayla could be spying on your children. now some consumer watchdogs want
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law that protects online privacy of minors. >> i know that your mom's name is allison. >> the fact that this data collection not only contains really intimate personal conversations but also fails to comply with any of the protections that congress has enacted that we as a society have agreed children need is really concerning. >>. >> reporter: this week massachusetts senator ed markey al letters to manufacturers on what kind of information is being collected and how it is used. >> great to see you again. >> reporter: raising more questions about smart toys. my friend cayla and iq intelligent robot both made by parent company genesis toys. >> they have microphones and speakers to answer personal questions from children with software made by another company called nuance. privacy advocates also allege
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nuanced products and services which are "sold to military, intelligence and law enforcement agencies." the toys are linked to an app on your smartphone or tabloid. the app asked for parental consent when we first set it up, but according to complaint the bluetooth connection may not be secure. when the dolls are powered on, anyev to them and listen to any conversation. >> a predator, a stranger, would be able to recognize these devices as a child's toy and pair with them with no security protections whatsoever. >> reporter: genesis did not respond. nuance released a statement "we validated that we have adhered to our policy with respect to the voice data collected through the toys referred to in the
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wear? >> reporter: other smart toys have come under fire, too. last year customers campaigned against hello barbie alleging personal data could be stolen. mattel said it had built-in security measures for the safest experience for parents and their children. industry insiders warned that while toys like this are innovative and fun, they're being sold without enough vetting and safeguards to protect children. >> people need to treat smart toys like they do tablets a iphones and mobile devices. basically once you hand those things to your child you have to make sure that they understand what's going on, that you fully understand what they can access. >> so here she is. this is my friend cayla. she retails for about $40. she's preprogrammed with a bunch of phrases, some even reference disney world and disney movies by the ftc complaint says is undisclosed product placement. disney is telling nbc news it does not have an agreement with
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disney products were in cayla's script. >> is she off? >> we can talk about her now. >> this was an episode of the twilight zone. >> this is west world. >> it is "west world." >> gives you something to think about. >> jo, thank you very much. all right. check of the weather? >> no, not yet. >> air travel. tough, right? it can be really difficult. it might get a little more interesting, guys. you ready for this? according to a new proposal from federal regulators, phone calls on airlines could soon be happening. >> no! >> that's a bad idea. >> the government is considering allowing passengers to talk on their cell phones during a flight. transportation department is likely years away from a final decision but if it goes through
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first, airlines would have the option of providing the service, and, two, passengers would be notified ahead of time if their specific flight allowed the calls. >> i was on a plane the other day. i swear there was a guy talking on the phone next to me. in air. >> because if you have like the gogo wi-fi a lot of phones allow wi-fi calling. i've had my phone ring while i was watching the movie. >> did people tell him to be quiet? >> no. i thought someone talking to themselves. i thought maybe he is on the phone? >> a flight is your time to disconnect. >> there is no good time to break up with someone but most people are dumped on a specific day. that day, you are asking? december 11th. that's this sunday. that's according to researchers who monitor posts on facebook. there are different theories about why december 11th. some say it is because people don't want to bother buying a gift for their partners, while
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other to their family during the holidays. don't answer your phone december 11th if you're dating somebody. >> unless you got caller i.d. >> that's cold. >> it makes sense though. >> hard-hearted hanna over here. talk about the rock. not the one you may be thinking. >> that one? had. >> no. we're talking about the rock that nordstrom's has been selling. have you seen leather. costs $85. no one is actually sure what it does or what it is supposed to do but it hasn't stopped people from checking it out and buying it. try to buy one online right now? you'll see that product is no longer available. it is sold out. smaller versions selling for $65. also out of stock. it takes you back. >> to the '70s. the pet rock.
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>> it was like $20 or something like that. >> what is it for? >> no one knows. >> paper weight? >> in the description, "details." this is for comfort on a plane when someone's talking. nothing? dylan, "popstart!"? >> here we go. on a friday let's start with the royals and their glamorous night at one of britain's most anticipated events. the royal family posing for this photo thursday at buckingham palace. the occasion, the annual diplomatic reception. take a closer look at duchess kate and what's on her head. that's not just any tiara. it is princess diana's tiara, the one she received as a wedding gift from the queen. it was so heavy it reportedly gave diana headaches. taylor swift and zane malik dropped a new song overnight on
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shades" sequel. "50 shades darker." ? baby baby i feel crazy ? ? i don't want to live forever ?? >> hasn't grown on me yet but the song just came out. it is already number one on itunes. finally, john cena, actor and superstar wrestler, monday and tuesday nights you can find him in r and his reality show "total bellas" was just renewed on e!. but this weekend john takes center stage on "saturday night live." he is of course a real tough guy but there is one cast member he promises not to mess with. >> ladies and gentlemen, your host -- john cena! >> i'm going to destroy the
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i don't want any trouble. >> smart move. >> he can make an entrance but he does not want any trouble from leslie jones. you can see him in action this weekend on "snl." >> i was looking at dwayne johnson over there checking out john cena. we're going to talk to dwayne in just a second. first, how about a check of the weather? >> two big things a we've got this lake-effect snow making its way through the great lakes. it is dumping a ton of snow. in fact, between now and the next 24 hours, we could be looking at another 6 to 12 inches of snow from all the way down into western new york and parts of pennsylvania. lot of snow there. we're also looking at this siberian express. the cold air. temperatures from the negative 20s to the negative 50s coming across the arctic ocean.
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in here but look at these temperatures. chicago, you're going to be 8 from tuesday to thursday. nashville, down to 34 on thursday. new york city, 29. even kansas city staying in the upper 20s. >> now to matt and the man i'm most often mistaken for, dwayne johnson. >> yeah. that's happened once, i'm sure. dwayne johnson has played the hero countless times on the big screen.
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hero byg some of hollywood's biggest names together to "rock the troops." re ayne i doing this. >> thank you very much. >> i've been watching some of the tributes, the 75th anniversary to the survivors and what happened at pearl harbor. you don't want these stories to disappear. >> this special is very close to my heart. we wanted to create something for the troops that was big, that was hopefully it was historic. the morning of the show, military officials came to us and they said we can expect between 22,000, maybe 25,000 troops and their families. we were excited about it. by the time i walked out ohat st alm and dtheirup. washe bst mary event ever of its kind. >>hat was it like to stand there? >> in polynesian language we
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power. i walked out on stage and i was blown away. that's why i'm hitting my chest. it was incredible. >> it gave you a great opportunity to pay tribute to these men and women and their families. let me play a clip from this special that really moved me. >> deployed? >> in april i'm going out. >> you might not get home before you are deployed. i want you to call your mom right now and tell her that the rock wantso talk to hi,his is the rock. weanr you. is ink that latio auall perft. h touom m and turn around.on'tav a?d qution. >>t such b
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troops andhere's what something special. one othe high-rki military officials, i was shooting over there for weeks and weeks in hawaii, meeting with a lot of officials. one high-ranking official just said we want to tell you we've never had anything like this, which means a lot. i said in what context? they said, well, for the first time an event of this size and magnitude started at the soldier level. usually it comes from us. in this case started is at the soldier level and we had t >> that moment also highlights sacrifices not only made by our men and women in the military but their family members as well who go so long without seeing them. >> that's the point, too, we want for honor not only our troops but the families who sacrifice just as well. >> you brought up jumanji, shooting that over there. we brought up "bay watch."
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>> it was a lot of fun. with a big title like "bay watch" you hope you nail the tone of the movie. i had a blast working with these guys. the trailer caught on fire yesterday. a lot of people were excited. >> "bay watch," jumangi." >> "notebook 2." >> ye, you. you just received the title of world's sexiest man. >> hey. >> most people who have gotten their title tell me their friends give them a hard time. >> yes, and my buddies have not stopped giving me a hard time. here's the thing, when they give you a hard time, they're jealous, man. now what's funny is everything just becomes sexy. >> everything you do? >> everything i do becomes sexy, especially my household. now i mess around with my lady, lauren.
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hi, honey. daddy's watching. >> look at that. >> yeah. we need to -- let's switch this to tough talk right now. but, yeah, everything becomes sexy. we have this joke in the house now, i don't even have to give full sentences. i just look at her -- hey, hey. hey. >> hoda back there going, sexy. >> it's working. >> dwayne, congratulations. on erything tt' on going i want to remind the troops airs december 13th. check this out. it airs on spike. >> always good to see you. we've got more star fever. it is friday so it is a special day. billy took a picture of their names together. it is going to be his new instagram "avatar." we have a lot planned. but first your local news and
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i'm...vince alongside brian gotter...lets get a check of the weather.. the recounting of presidential ballots in wisconsin is almost complete... waukesha county expected twrap up this morning. milwaukee county nished up last night. the
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officials say they have only seen variations in six-percent of the vote. the wisconsin elections comission reports about 82 percent of ballots across wisconsin have now been re-counted. democrat hillary clinton has gained 61 votes on republican, president-elect donald trump... who won by more than 20-thousand.
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we're back now, 8:30 on a friday morning. we've got a huge crowd out on the plaza for a concert. lots of good things. look who lindsey graham, super model, serving as our elf for our holiday toy drive. you can take part wherever you live. just go to we'll talk to ashley in just a couple of minutes. also, pharrell is getting ready to just set the place on fire. his performance on the plaza coming up. cannot wait.
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two new movies getting plenty of oscar buzz. >> first let's talk to ashley graham. what a year you have had. what are some of the highlights for you? >> "sports illustrated." vogue. forbes. lingerie line. on the runway. mine. >> you have your own line? >> yes. i have my own lingerie line. we put about 15, 20, curvy sexlicious ladies on the if you want to call me somethinust call me curvy, ll mel, call m woman. >>t'nice. al, america's next top model? >> that's right. >> what is it like to have to send someone home? hat'>> t the hardestart of the job. honestly at the of the day, being a part of such a franchise that's been such a staple in my life, has bee so much fun. but the hardest time of the show say, i'm sorry, you just haven't cut it. >> a lot of young girls probably
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beautiful. tell us what it feels like. >> it's so empoweri age.ust young gir but women it's empowering. i've just talked about things that people say are ugly. i've talked about my cellulite. i talk about my back fat. >> i think a lot of guys watching also might want to k on. what time doest leave the station? >> ashley, thank you so much. al is here with a check of the forecast. it is not as cold as i thought it would be. >> we need a nice pot of rice in it.ans with a little fatback starting tomorrow we have
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lakes. gulf coast looks pretty darn good. sunday, snow and ice from western p.a. and parts of upstate new york. snow in the inner mountain regions as well as sunshine in southern california. sunshine making its way through the gulf coast and into the mid-atlantic states. we've been lisnio pharrell's -- and the band, they've got theig band, got the gospel song. you are in for a treat, coming up. me a
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>> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it this weekend. tune in to the weather channel on cable. tamron? >> thank you, al. billy crudup is a busy man with two movies out this month. in "jackie" he plays a journalist who interviews jackie kennedy one week after her husband's assassination. >> my brow furrows. her lips are can't hide her anger. >> most writers want to be famous. >> you want to be famous? >> no, i am fine as i am, thank you. >> you should prepare yourself. this article will bring you a great deal of attention. >> in that case, any advice for me? >> yes. don't marry the president. >> billy is with us. good morning. i've told you during the commercial break, it is brilliant. the back and forth between these two is incredible.
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>> well, i was just speaking with the writer, noah. >> noah oppenheim. >> they did a really superb job trying to create an environment where you could discover what was so formidable about what jackie had to navigate at the time and the grace with which she navigated it. >> it is interesting. i've seen the movie twice now. did not realize until i saw the notes last night that the journalist didn't have a name. >> well, it was because pablo -- essentially there was an "life" magazine. theodore white was the name of the journalist, i believe. pablo wanted to take a more antagonistic point of view so jackie could earn the respect of the audience through the course of the interview and it wasn't just a puff piece. i was trying to explain to him, because he's from chile, as an american who grew up with the iconography as jackie kennedy, i can't go in there as a
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confrontational a week after her husband's been assassinated. he said, no, but you must for the story. we have to see jackie become the curator of the kennedy legacy. i thought that was an interesting approach. >> there is a stillness in their conversation, even in the glances at one another, that's almost -- >> he hasee t keep up ou?t?t.r artic com >> bt is?4 the first he i t seeo whether's journalists, orf he can draw something out of her t other mo cey men," fromal? boiously phenomenal women if their own right. to get a cnce to see any great perrman uplose i a real special thing. these two actor gg
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really gratefulndle t art ofoth experiences. >> tell me about your netflix show. >>'m working withaomi watts- >> youpat coy. >> i have to say, i've been extremely fortunate. e'snoth??xt formable actor whos doing spectacular work. >> we were just out on the plaza talking to ashley graham, the model, asking her aut this pa year.en y look at this past yea foru, howo uescribe it? >> i was just hanging out with pharrell williams. that's probably how i would describe >> carr we in movies? tatasn' s. dohe two movie speak to t sog ie p? ing thior while, when you ki ond back in to some really good work and you feel grateful. it has certainly been a lucky nk you very much f yr ti. again, congratulatns on the performanc.
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save half the gifts. i basically don't do any shopping. >> holiday stress. what holiday stress? you ain't got nothing on me, stress. happy holidays. >> get a cookie recipe. you're going to fill it up in a jar. throw a ribbon around it. if you want to get really crafty, go to the dollar store and grab an ornament and throw it on. that's your present. >> here with a little advice nacia from these are really important tips. first of all, millions of us are going to travel over the holidays. that means we're taking our children with us and we have to prevent little meltdowns. >> the key is preparation, matt. we want to be fully prepared for anything they could throw our way. we have great little snacks that we can dole out as the trip progresses. >> people forget they're going
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stick right to the tray so that the kids won't be spilling all over the place. >> or you can put them where they're going to end up anyway, the front seat of your car. >> these are kind of reward gifts. after an hour or so of being quiet and listening to mom and dad you get to open a little present as our friend over here has. he can oepten up and be excited. >> dole them out and ration them out so they stream through the entire trip. >> you >> wrapping. you like to make it a family affair. >> a lot of times the mom and dad or the parents are the ones doing most of the stuff. they feel like they're giving, too. we also have some awesome apps out there that you can keep track of your purchases and your budget and even where your stash your gifts. >> which ones do you like? >> santa's gift bag and gift planner. you can put in a little note to where you hid your items and that way you don't forget about them later on.
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creative with the wrapping here. fun for kids to make sure it has their personal touch to it it. is that for me? i like that. all right. now, let's move into the kitchen. >> so, i am not a baker. i am actually quite terrible at baking. i burn mostly everything. but this is foolproof because it is only two ingredients. melted ice cream. any flavor you like and then we also have some all-purpose rising flour. at those two together and bake it in the oven a an ice cream cake. >> just those two ingredients. you can add chocolate chips or sprinkles or any kind of cond mint you could add to it. >> not even i could mess that up. >> i couldn't either. >> all of a sudden you find out you have to bring a treat to a party and y'r not prepared. >> this will get you prepared. basically double or triple any cookie recipe and the left overs
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them in the freezer in a baggy and when it's time to have your party. take them out. don't even defrost them. just an extra minute or two and you're good. they're not deadly, right? >> these are really good. these are such good tips. >> no problem. i think it's really important to destress the whole holiday season. one of my tips is 30-minute rule. don't do anything that is going to take you more than 30 minutes. it's not time to regrout the bathroom andot out under the kids' beds. >> build time in for you. happy holidays to you. >> thank you so much, matt. "today" parenting team just launched the ultimate baby registry sweepstakes. head to and get more information on how you can win up to $5,000 worth of baby girl. mr. pharrell williams treats us to a concert on the plaza.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. this -- hey, folks, we are back. pharrell williams is here. and he is about to sing for us. but we're also joined by gospel kim. >> we should point out that pharrell is not only a terrific singer, he is also extraordinary producer. he's got a new movie out called "hidden figures." you composed the score and you produced it, something near and dear to your heart. >> co-composed. we had an amazing time. >> what is it about this film that captured your attention? >> look. three african-american female
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over divorce. they were scientists, they were engineers, they were mathematicians, they were scientifically chanced. they're from where i was from. got john glenn, rest in peace, out into orbit. >> how incredible is the timing we are seeing in celebrating john glenn and it is tied to this women in this story? >> it's -- it's crazy. but you i recognize that there are no coincidences. no mistakes and no accidents. it is like we're doing this for a reason. >> hoda mentioned you produce. you got a long history of producing. is it a different animal producing for a movie? >> producing songs for a movie. >> both, actually. >> they coincide. as a producer on the film, i got to weigh in a little bit more beyond just the music. like i think we should do this or i think we should do that.
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there's ted melfie, our incredible cast. we had great people that allowed us to do it. >> it is an incredible list. >> it's full of really talented people. >> we're ready for you to perform. you going to take the gloves off? >> yeah. this is -- you guys a something so special right now. this is gospel rose. >> featuring kim burrell. take it away. ? they call it a mystery but we're going call it victory ? ? when you write in history it's going to be a victory ?
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saying victory is with me ? yes it's uphill battle ? ?? ? ?? >> they call it a mystery ?
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victory ?? ?? ??
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burrell, thank you. the movie comes out nationwide on january 6th. pharrell is back with more music in a bait. but first, this is "today" on nbc. it. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ bird warbling ] [ whispering ] the new iphone's finally here. and you can get it on any network, but why would you? u.s. cellular's got a great new offer, and we put towers where the other guys didn't for a strong signal wherever you go... [ cellphone ringing ] is that you? ...'cause like i said,
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going to church and it's not sunday. you're not on air. >> another guy that can move a little bit. >> you don't want to see that. i assure you. we are scrambling to readjust and produce our show with the news of charlie feldman, savannah's beautiful new baby. we'll also have a conversation with jessica chastain. someone who knew she wanted to be an actress since she was a little girl. >> i remember being in elementary school and everyone talks about what are you going to be when you grow up. i'm going t i'm going to be a teacher. i would say i'm going to be an actor. i always remember the adults looking at me like -- >> isn't she sweet. >> isn't she sweet. you're not, but okay. good for you. >> who's laughing now. she's got the new movie out. lot of people talking about oscar for "miss sloan." it is an incredible film. our conversation with her on "sunday today." >> what are chances you get the
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feldman. >> i'm running over there now. >> i saw the first poop. yes, i did. >> lauer wins again! we got what you need to do before getting a dog. pharrell williams. at perdue, we take some unexpected extra steps... raise healthy chickens with no antibiotics ever. like putting oregano in their water. it has natural antioxidants and we don't have to use antibiotics in their diet. perdue. over 200 products.
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check of the weather.. new this morning.a sheboygan county sheriff's deputy-- involved in an overnight rollover crash. we got this video into our news the squad flipped over and broke through a guard rail. crews had to use a saw-- to get the deputy out. we're told the deputy may have been rear-ended right before this happened. we do not know the condition of the deputy this morning. a car ran through a garage. in waukesha overnight. it happened last night near near sawyer road and highway 16 in oconomowoc flight for life was called to the scene. the car has been pulled from a garage. we do not know how many people were hurt or the extent of their injuries.
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