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forecast. join us at 11:00 for the full day's news as well. have a great day. good morning. >> good morning. christmas crash. hackers target sony once again and this time microsoft. could it be connected to the massive cyber attack on sony pictures at the interview hits theaters to sold out crowds. ready, set, return. shoppers hitting the mall to take back an estimated $20 billion in unwanted gifts. what you can do to make your exchanges hassle-free. not alone. michael sam t first openly gay man drafted in the nfl speaks out. >> there'sa lot of us out there. >> he talked to other gay players playing in the league. >> and. >> officer, hey, somebody's having a baby. >> christmas bundle of joy. transit officers race to help a
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woman deliver her baby on a subway train. the drama caught on tape. the holiday delivery you'll never forget, today, friday, december 26, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm carson daly. >> i'm tamron hall along with sheinelle jones, dylan dreyer, matt, savannah, al, natalie. rudolph. >> different network. >> i like blixer. is that new? >> you last night. >> it was a long night for me. a lot of people returning things today, but one return -- one
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delivery won't be returned, a baby. >> great story. >> we're going to talk about that. let's get to today's top story. a group called lizard squad claiming responsibility for a cyber attack, two popular game systems. hallie jackson is in los angeles. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. overnight we saw reports filled with outages and the timing of this crash could not have been worse. people unwrapping some of the hottest holiday gifts could not log on the play. it doesn't look like they are related to the original cyber attack against sony but yet another headache for a company that had plenty. >> i never heard of microsoft getting hacked into before. >> reporter: today gamers hope to log back on to xbox and playstation after a disturbing christmas outage that had many lighting up social media to complain. xbox acknowledged problems and playstation tweeted engineers are investigating. a hacker group called lizard squad is taking responsibility
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for the network crash, with one twitter account boasting we truly are the grinch. >> what the heck does that mean? >> reporter: they happened the same day as the debut of "the interview," raising questions whether the crash is a coincidence or more. sony owns playstation and the studio that made the controversial comedy, and xbox is one of the platforms streaming the movie. there is no indication the outages are connected to the earlier cyber attack against sony which the u.s. government blamed on north korea. that hacker group called itself guardians of peace and appeared to threaten retaliation if sony allowed "the interview" to go public but it did in a big way with sellout crowds lining up from coast to coast. and the film's co-stars saluting those who showed up. >> wasn't for theaters like this and people like you this literally would not be happening right now. >> reporter: reviews rolling in. >> hilarious. in a stupid way.
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>> reporter: moviegoer hope their message gets out. >> i enjoy their work. i enjoy their comedy but it's as much if not more so freedom of speech issue. >> reporter: we could find out box office numbers for "the interview" soon. some reports predict "the interview" will earn a fraction what if the top grossing movies make partly because it's playing in a fraction of the theaters. >> thank you very much. >> on this day after christmas malls will be packed with people returning gifts and doing post-holiday shopping. gabe gutierrez is in atlanta to show you what you'll be facing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're at lex ox square mall in atlanta. the doors just opened. but other retailers opened doors as early as 6:00 this morning. it is down to the wire this year for brick and mortar retailers after lackluster sales on black friday and super saturday. customers will be eager to use
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the gift cards before they lose value. in a retail analysts say to expect heavy discounts on clothing, not a hot seller this year. many of you will be returning some of those christmas gifts and here is advice. make sure you have the receipts. also, make sure you know the store's policy and bring your i.d., more stores are asking for it to cut down on fraud. which is estimated to cost the industry about $4 billion a year. the national retail federation estimates that holiday sales this year would jump a little over 4% compared to last year. today will be crucial for retailers to meet that target. >> thank you, gabe gutierrez on the story this morning. >> now to the tragic ambush of two police officers here in new york. a wake for officer raphael ramos is today while police increase their own protection and alleged threat leads to a new arrest. ron mott has the latest for us. good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning. a pall over this community along this street where the officers died. it added a sense of tragedy to what should have been a week of celebration and tradition. since last weekend's ambush killing of two officers new york city police are stepping up efforts to enhance their own safety after receiving threats, resulting in arrests of at least six people. officials said one man was overheard on the phone threatening to kill more cops. a search turned up weapons in his home. officers raphael ramos and wenjin liu were shot and killed in their patrol car. the suspect killed himself nearby authorities say. the officers' deaths sparked outrage and fueled controversy about the role of race in law enforcement on the heels of deaths of two black men, michael brown in ferguson, missouri and eric garner in new york. in both cases, grand juries
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decide not to charge the officers, setting off unrest around the world. rekindled in missouri after an 18-year-old man was killed by police tuesday night, five miles from the ferguson flash point. dozens gathered, some shutting down a nearby interstate highway. authorities later released security video they said showed the man pointing a gun at the officer. back in new york, the stlan officers' families in mourning. the family of officer lao made their first trip to the crime scene on christmas eve laying two wreaths, one for lao, the other for his partner. ramos' son smoke about his father at a ceremony. >> my father was an incredible man. he was an incredible husband to my mother and he was a really dedicated officer. he really cared about the people of new york city. rest in peace, dad.
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>> reporter: the ramos family was back on christmas day, funeral services for him are set for saturday, vice president biden is expected to attend. details are pending for officer liu. jetblue is offering to fly members of liu's family and up to two cops from police departments across the country who wish to pay their final respects. >> ron mott, thank you. >> nice gesture. sheinelle jones has another protest on the west coast that got violence. >> violence and vandalism rocked oakland. demonstrators protesting police killings of black men what was supposed to abpeaceful march but some shattered store windows and set fire to a dumpster, called no time off, organizers vowed it new give police day off on christmas. oakland officials have spent more than $1 million in overtime policing protests. now to texas where president george h.w. bush remains hospitalized. jacob rascon is in houston and
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joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the former president is going on his fourth day at houston methodist. there is good news. a spokesperson says she doing well and in good spirits and had a terrific christmas day. on tuesday he suffered what is described as shortness of breath and was taken to the hospital. bush 41 is the oldest living president and though parkinson's makes it difficult for him to speak and walk he has been active, even sky diving last summer. he was also at houston methodist suffering from a persistent cough. he was here for two months. this time we're told his health scare is less serious. >> we wish him the best. thank you. the president and first lady took a break from their vacation to visit with troops celebrating christmas at a marine base. president obama thanked the men and women and said afghanistan has a chance to rebuild because
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of their sacrifices. this marks the 13th year soldiers have been on the ground. there by next week the u.s. expects to pull out most of the troops. big news for mcdonald's french fry lovers in japan. the giant announced that starting in january customers can order large fries again. for almost three weeks mcdonald's was forced to sell only small orders. labor disputes in the u.s. apparently crippled the supply chain to japan home to some 3,000 mcdonald's restaurants. it was a warm welcome from the miami heat for lebron james. king james kicked off the christmas night game by hugging his former teammates as most of the crowd cheered for the man who helped bring two national chngss to miami. before the game james told reporters he had spoken to pat riley since his return to cleveland. it was a sweet reunion, thanks to a big win over the cavs. it's business as usual at the national zoo this morning after
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a panda 1 came home for christmas. here's how this started. it began wednesday when the panda cub touched a hot wire that marks the boundary of the habitat. the shock scared the panda and she sought refuge up the tree the, staying more than a day. that's what i need to do. get in a tree. handlers sent her mother out and she came down in time for a big christmas dinner. >> that's nice. >> i've been obsessed with that story. yes. she ran up the tree. she's looking down like i'm not coming back down. >> a lot of people were talking about the mom, pacing overnight frantic hoping she would be okay. >> handlers saying please, come down. >> for lunch yesterday. adorable. >> a happy ending. >> let's get a check of the post-holiday weather from dylan who is in for al this morning. good morning. >> post-holiday better than pre-holiday.
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we do have snow showers back through colorado and even in northern new mexico and rain across southern new mexico. this is a bigger storm system into saturday especially. so because of that we have winter weather advisories infect, the blue are the winter storm warnings where we'll see most of the snow. in the highest elevations. we've picked up nearly a foot of snow in the rockies and additional 6 to 9 inches. but we're looking for this to turn into a brief snowstorm in parts of nebraska. heavier rain starts to develop near mississippi. you can see this warm air ahead of this frontal system will trigger showers and storms and heavier downpours. as for snowfall, we're looking not much accumulation in denver but aspen we could see 3 to 6 inches. and then we go up in the northwest and near snoqualmie pass we'll see up to a foot of snow. we'll also see 9 to 12 inches all across parts of idaho and into the dakotas and western montana too. that's a look at the weather. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds.
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welcome back now. 7:13 the time. we are waking up to clear skies in san jose. no fog to report this morning but it is very cold out there. some of our coldest lay cases coming at alamo. so those are our coldest locations right now. black ice is possible on any of those cities. otherwise temperatures today will warm back into the 50s. we're in the 40s most of the rest of season.
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59 for the north bay, san francisco you'll be at 58 and 57 for the peninsula. most unusual way. we have betty nguyen with more. >> this is being called, what else, a christmas miracle where a woman went into labor on a subway car and couldn't get to the hospital. >> officer, hey, somebody's having a baby. >> reporter: a special christmas delivery no one expected. southern pennsylvania transit police were alerted thursday night that a woman was going into labor on a subway train and two on-duty officers quickly jumped into action. >> i was praying for the medics to come and take over. it was happening so fast. the baby was already coming out and we did our training and what we should do. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows the officers with the couple during delivery. they were able to help with the birth and remove the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby's neck.
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>> the mother wanted to hold the baby. the father offered the shirt off his back to warm the baby up. >> reporter: everyone was overjoyed to learn it was a healthy baby boy, especially his proud dad, posing with the two officers. >> there was excitement. everyone was excited, happy, congratulating the police officer. >> reporter: onlookers were captivated, one witness capturing the video of the officers carefully carrying the newborn to the ambulance. >> it was wonderful. they cuddled the baby, rushed it into the ambulance. very good. >> reporter: transit police celebrated the good news, too, chief of septa saying i have waived today's fare for our newest rider. >> i was hoping for a quiet shift. don't we all? this experience was pleasant. it was. during the holiday, this is the right time. >> very memorable. both mom and baby are in the hospital, doing well. no word on what they are naming the baby, tamron and carson.
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some are saying noel works. >> oh, pretty. betty, thank you. >> great story. unbelievable. >> adorable. today marks ten years since the deadliest tsunami on indonesian's coast that killed more than 220,000 people. nbc's katy tur has more. katy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a decade ago today that the world woke up to an unimaginable disaster, a tsunami that ripped through 14 countries and left towns flattened, including here where today, survivors are recounting those scary moments and remembering those lost. >> on 26th of december, 2004, we woke up and took a stroll on this beach. >> oh, my god! >> 15, 20 feet tall. >> reporter: an hour later, the beach was overcome and a wave like no one had ever seen was crashing into petra's hotel room.
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>> i never heard the word tsunami before. >> never? >> never. >> reporter: suddenly she and the love of her life were sucked out to sea. eight hours later the super model was clinging to a tree. >> palm tree like this one was my savior. >> reporter: her boyfriend, simon atley, one of more than 5,000 on the west coast of thailand, who didn't make it. a decade later, it is rebuilt and the tourists have come back. but the lost are long but forgotten. on the northern tip is banda aceh, 150 miles away from the epicenter of the 9.1 quake that caused the tsunami. there, the anniversary was marked with prayers for the dead. 130,000, one-third of this coastal community, killed in a matter of minutes. this woman never found her mother, brother or sister.
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>> the worst thing is, you could not do anything. >> reporter: from aceh, the focus now is on a brighter, stronger future, mangrove trees to protect the coastline, the earthquake-proof homes and the face of a lost loved one in a 1-year-old child. and on a thai beach where so much was taken, a smile from a survivor. >> tsunami has given me many gifts and one of them is to be -- to have this consciousness of how lucky i am. >> reporter: and she says she's so lucky because she's been able to open 107 schools for kids in places that have been torn apart by national disasters. that is why, she says, she smiles every day. guys, back to you. >> katy tur, thank you. jenna is covering the orange room since carson is here. we had a baby delivery on the subway in philadelphia. >> no. >> delivering here? >> i am not going to top that. i am not going to do that. i am not going to mimic that. i walk around, wherever i go,
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just in case -- it's not going to happen. whoever is looking. >> get the camera right up here. >> that's disgusting. so, we're coming off the holiday season. it's so rare we can walk away from the holiday season saying i got the perfect present. it's rare someone said that. not money or fanciness. just the perfect present. that guy right there not only got the perfect present, come with me -- >> take a look. >> #theperfectpresent, posted his hash tag of the perfect present t kind of was. his beautiful wife got this t-shirt, lax to jfk, a route he knows oh, so well he can practically fly the plane himself. not to be outdone, my daughter is obsessed with music. we both got guitars. >> adorable. >> this holiday season. two ladies, two guitars, one cool version of "you are my sunshine." so lame with harper. i played like most of it.
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other people joined in. others told us. #perfectpresents. from leslie, my 4-year-old's reaction on christmas morning. priceless. kristin, my number two pencil socks. look, we all have our own. to each his and her own this one, michelle said, surprise it's a girl. second granddaughter on the way. i would eat maybe half the chocolate but to each his and her own. little dominic and his new tool set. he's already building something. >> so cute. >> so cute. so perfect. what if you didn't get the perfect present? what are you going to do with the gift you don't love? the big question, will you regift it? is it right? is it are wrong? we want to know. head to facebook. we want to know. we'll have the results for you. >> jenna, thank you. i'm so torn about the regifting thing. >> why? >> somebody knows somebody who will know that -- >> i don't want to get busted. >> it's the thought that counts. >> perfect wine or something that could work out.
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>> coming up, michael sam, first openly gay player drafted into the nfl speaks out. what he says he has heard from other players. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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energy lives here. you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning. it's 7:26. i'm kris sanchez. today people in berkeley will raise their voices in song in hopes of benefiting the family of michael brown. organizers expect dozens to take part in a single for justice fund-raiser tonight at 6:00. last night a different story in oakland where more than 100 people took to the streets on christmas night saying they are not taking a break from their cause just because it's a holiday. they were calling to an end to police shootings. they blocked broadway and halting buses chanting "black lives matter."
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a restaurant and other stores were hit and somebody set a dumpster on fire on broadway. >> police say this man, 23-year-old freddy swanson, escaped from a medium security rehab area of the jail by climbing into a ventilation duct, punching through a window and jumping off the rooftop. he was arrested last week for drugs and weapons violation. if you see him or have information, police want to hear from you. and meteorologist anthony slaughter is here with a forecast for you. >> because it's clear, we have no nothing or airport delays this morning. alamo 31, walnut creek 32, concord 32. take it easy. else somewhere san jose you're at 41, 53 in san francisco and 40 in the north bay. later on this afternoon we're all climbing into the 50s but
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it's going to remain chilly today and even into the weekend under full sunshine. we're talking about chilly mornings over the next few days. saturday and sunday a little patchy fog here in san jose. monday and tuesday we'll be flirting with the freezing mark, san francisco expecting upper 30s. it's going to be get chilly through the bay area. >> sounds like it could be a chilly new year's forecast as well. have a great morning. we'll see you soon.
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7:30 now on this friday morning, december 26th, 2014, the day after christmas, of course. the royal family, including the duke and duchess of cambridge celebrating, attending the traditional church service at an estate near london. we hope you had a happy day where you live, not a royal one. but -- >> a crown royal one. >> i like that. sony and microsoft working to investigate and prepare damage from another possible cyber attack, both the playstation and x box live gaming networks experienced widespread problems. a hacker group called lizard
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squad is claiming responsibility. the family for rafael ramos made an emotional visit to honor him last night. they were ambushed over the weekend while sitting in their patrol car. former president george h.w. bush spent another night in a hospital. he was admitted tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath. the former president is said to be in great spirits. coming up, a very emotional good-bye as washington, d.c.'s real-life alpha house closes its doors. we'll hear from those who shared cramped quarters for years. a new space race on for 2015. we'll tell you what's planned. let's begin this half hour with with a revealing new interview from michael sam, the first openly fwai player drafted into the nfl. you could be surprised to hear what he has to say now. craig melvin has more.
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good to see you. >> tamron, good to see you. it's been a challenging year after michael sam was wave friday the dallas cowboy's practice squad. he has impacted the game in different ways, off the field, telling oprah he's not alone. >> there's a lot of us out there. i'm not the only one. >> yeah. >> i'm just the only one who's open. >> reporter: michael sam says other gay players have quietly contacted him since he publicly came out. >> a very few reached tout me. >> meaning one, two, three, five? >> very few. >> okay. >> reached out to me and pretty much told me their gratitude and how they were thankful that i had the courage to -- they wish that they had the courage to come out. >> st. louis rams select michael sam, defensive end, missouri. >> reporter: drafted in may, it marked the turning point for the nfl. >> i'm a football player and i'm gay.
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>> reporter: milestone noted in the sports world and beyond. >> i was nervous. it was like, man, i'm actually doing it. but saying it, how everyone's reaction was, it was so awesome and not like these are my teammates, my brothers. i can play for these guys. >> run on the old network, sam admits growing up with his own brothers wasn't ease. >> i they called me a fag. they called me gay. anything you could think of, just to hurt me. >> reporter: now he says he appreciates the gestures made by those other gay players in the nfl. >> gay men in the nfl? >> gay men in the nfl. show their respect and admire my courage. it was very good. >> reporter: despite the fact that sam was cut from the rams and waved by the dallas cowboys, many believe by publicly coming out he changed the culture of the nfl. >> i think michael sam and what he did was very courageous. i think it had an impact,
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definitely. >> reporter: so as for those who say sam has been kept out of the nfl because he's gay, sam says he does not believe that. earlier this month he tweet identity know i have the talent to play in the nfl and look forward to getting the opportunity once again to prove i can help a team win. so far, no teams have come forward. >> it could happen. >> oh, definitely. >> it could happen. >> craig, thank you very much. let's turn and get a check of the weather from dylan. >> it's been pretty mild most of december. we are going to start to see some changes. this dip in the jet stream producie ining snow in the rock. mild in the southeast and midatlantic a little while longer. st. louis, up to 57 today, 17 degrees above average. chicago at 49. you go back to rapid city and denver, temperatures will be about 15 to 25
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especially coming through that 680 corridor from alamo toward walnut creek. 58 for the south bay, 57 for the peninsula, same for the east shore and san francisco, all expecting mid to upper 50s for today. we are getting closer to the weekend. that means sunday night is football night in america. the steelers are hosting the bengals. they both already clinched playoff berths. i'm sure they wouldn't mind home field advantage, or the steelers. cloudy, showers early in the day. 37 degrees. not too bad. little warmer than what you would expect for football. that's sunday night, football night in america. >> could be a goo good game. >> yeah.
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>> appreciate it, dylan. most of us grow out of the roommate phase. in our 20s probably. on capitol hill, longstanding frat house of sorts that they have called home for decades. that historic era is coming to an end. for more than three decades, this charming spot has been home to a high-powered but lovingly low rent congressional frat house. >> who is the messiest? >> i must confess. >> you, senator schumer? >> i am. >> reporter: senior senate democratic leaders by day. >> that's where i sleep. >> reporter: squeezed in next to the kitchen. why do you live like frat boys? >> it's close, affordable and it's been a good, pleasant social -- i'm the newbie. >> reporter: arriving 22 years ago with his cast-off family heirlo oochlt m. >> first piece of furniture my wife and i bought when we were
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married. >> reporter: congressman george miller bought the place in the 1970s. >> he is the best landlord anyone could have. >> i've been subsidizing for years. >> reporter: >> low rent. >> reporter: check out the record collection. yes, lps. linda ron statd still on the shelf. rat trap. >> a dozen of those around the house they go off every now and then. >> reporter: lawmaker lodging launched the theory alpha house. >> i'm good. >> me, too. >> no, you're not. >> reporter: real life cast once included former defense secretary of state but then congressman leon panetta. >> that's the leon panetta bed. >> reporter: the arrangement here never really involves cooking. >> that's it. >> beer, wine and mustard. >> reporter: smithsonian, i believe, is calling for this. what do you think? >> george washington used that
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teapot. >> reporter: this month, miller retired. he sold the house. schumer and dur bchbin will mov separately. >> 22 years? most marriages don't last that long. >> reporter: they realized this was their real send-off. >> bye, george. >> reporter: roommates no more. the band is breaking up. for "today," kelly o'donnell, nbc news, near capitol hill. >> it's almost hard to believe that that's true. >> you want to psycho analyze why they like it? is it nostalgia? frat house. >> no, it's close to work. >> it's more than that. >> the neat freak in me is like, fix the blinds. straighten it out. dust it off a little bit. >> theres the r s goes the rat >> keeping the pizza delivery business in. the perfect combination of
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in 2014. on mars we discovered signs of life. nasa's curiosity rover while another rover from the spacecraft landed on a speeding comet. it took a decade to get there. what it found could help explain more about life on earth. while from space earthly problems were seen a little bit differently. u.s. and russian astronauts cooperating on the space station, even having fun together, creating one of the go pro moments of the year. >> we all gathered together with the go pro and water bubble and laughed and laughed and laughed. >> reporter: the world of space exploration had its challenges, unmanned supply rocket for the space station exploded shortly after launch and tragedy for virgin galactic when one of its test pilots was killed, spacecraft coming apart in flight, huge setback for commercial space flight. sending people to explore
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asteroids. then by 2030, to mars. >> things we're learning on the space station, those are the lessons we're going to need to get to mars. >> reporter: a dream that keeps inspiring. groo group of entrepreneurs want to create a permanent settlement on mars, offering one-way tickets. that's right, no return. >> makes this possible without -- >> reporter: they believe the first team headed for the red planet could be a decade away. >> there is no such thing as a safe human mission to mars. of course, we will need to make it as safe as possible. >> reporter: others are trying to get there, too. a new space race. and already 2015 is looking out of this world. for "today," keir simmons, nbc news, london. >> this should be right up your alley. >> it is. i wanted to go to nasa school when i was little and got denied. i guess i wasn't smart enough to get in. but whatever.
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all right. we're back at 7:50. let's check in with jenna in the orange room. >> the day after christmas is known for two things, filling in, in the orange room, and a day for returns. what viewers do with a gift they do not like. 73% keep or return it. 27% regift it.
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i'm with the regifters. someone's terrible gift could be my perfect gift. do you know who else agrees with me? american express. they did a study. 76% of americans find regifting acceptable. this viewer's comfortable with the concept, let the regifting begin i feel sorry for those that have birthdays in january. that's actually funny. how about this guy? they all got slippers, a present he gave his dad 30 years ago. that's what we call a regifting investment. the key here, be smart with your regifting. don't regift in the same circle of friends, label baby junior maker. if you find a gift completely awful, why pass it along to someone else unless you really can't stand them? don't get branded as a regifter. nobody wants that. keep sharing your stories with #orange room. we want to hear about them. >> sometimes you can tell, too, if it's like the little shampoo, conditioner, lotion with the little bowl, you know. >> just ahead, if you are
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a pair of christmas eve crooks caught red handed. these two folks were arrested with a car full of stolen packages from the lexington and trinity hills area on christmas eve. they were seen hiding in bushes in the same area. police recognized one of them from surveillance video, then took both of them into custody. officers say the couple's car was full of stolen packages. >> it was a tense christmas for a sailor who had to be rescued off his nearly flooded boat off the monterey coast. the coast guard got a distress call early christmas morning around 75 miles southwest of monterey. the crews lost signal but were
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able to locate the sail boat. a helicopter lifted that man from his boat as it was taking on water. the coast guard didn't tell us whether or not he was hurt. >> and now we take a look at our forecast with meteorologist anthony slaughter. good morning. >> you could really see how gusty those winds were yesterday. they were still gusty this morning at the coastline. san francisco didn't get really cold because of that marine influence. you'll notice truckee, yes, cold, 9 degrees, even stockton this morning at 36. this morning our coldest locations came in from the 680 corridor. alamo got down to 31, our coldest reading. this morning 56 in the peninsula, 57, even the north bay expecting 59. it will be cold but enjoy it.
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bundle pup. >> we have more news in half an hour. see you then.
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. it's 8:00 on "today." ready, set, return. your holiday gift exchanges. plus, love yourself these photographs to inspire women to own their curves and truly believe they are picture perfect. and the power of dance. the story of one family that is hoping to take wheelchair ballroom dancing to a whole new level today, friday, december 26th, 2014. >> we are "today." >> my grandkids in wisconsin,
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ona and becka, grandma loves you! ♪ it's always a good time >> happy friday! >> it's our 9th birthday e. >> we love "today." >> happy holidays! >> happy holidays from austin, texas! all right, well, good morning, everybody. it is the day after. the plaza is packed. perhaps some early returns today or just some holiday shopping. >> yeah, it's a nice crowd. looks like everyone had a happy christmas. >> alongside, tamron, dylan and gena and the usual gang has the morning off. >> you're so low key right now. what is going on with you? >> unseasonably warm. >> you shaved. >> i like it.
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nice day for everyone. let's head inside and chanel jones has an update on the top stories. >> we start in new york where police have arrested six people accused of making threats against officers. they say guns were found in the home of one man who was overheard on his phone threatening to kill cops. the arrest comes just ahead of saturday's funeral of officer ramos. one of two officers murdered. a hacking group known for cyberprank says it was behind the christmas day crash of sony playstation and microsoft x-box networks. thousands of gamers were unable to connect to play against others online. so far there is no evidence that the apparent hack is related to the earlier cyberattack on sony over its release of the movie "the interview." the few hundred movie theaters reported solid business. the film about the fictional was dropped by major chains because of terror threats. seth rogen showed up at one
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screening to thank fans for refusing to let the moviimovie. nbc gabe gutierrez is in atlanta. gabe, good morning. >> good morning. we're here at lennox square mall, typically one of atlanta's busiest malls and the doors here just opened and many other national retailers invited shoppers in as early as 6:00 a.m. this morning. now t is down to the wire for many brick and mortar stores this year. after lackluster sales on black friday and super saturday. retail analyst says that shoppers today should expect heavy discounts on clothing and apparel because that hasn't been a hot seller this year and, of course, plenty of returns today. the national retail federation expects that holiday sales will rise just over 4% this year when compared to last year and for many retailers, they're hoping today will put them over the top. back to you. >> gabe gutierrez, thanks.
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now to a dramatic rescue caught on camera. two people were badly burned during a fire in los angeles overnight. some people were pulled from the second floor of the building. and check out this close call. a car and a truck collided in the middle of an intersection in china. but look at the third driver who comes along moments later and cruises safely between the smoking wrecks. look at that. some drivers have all the luck, i guess. and a game of giants rice university taylor proves you can't carter carried the ball just once in his college career coming into this week's hawaii bowl game. so, with two minutes left and his team trouncing, he got called in for one more carry gaining a couple yards and the admiration of his fans and teammates. well wishes to him. 8:04, back to you, dylan. >> morning, everybody.
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so you're nana. your 70th birthday. how many people are here celebrating your birthday? >> 23. >> 23 people all hanging out in new york city. >> right. >> and this is fantastic. so, we are celebrating all things christmas this time of year and down in florida a lot of people going on vacation. let's take a look at what you can expect. a lot of my family headed down to florida, too. temperatures topping out in the mid-70s and today in the 80s tomorrow and then on sunday we should top out around 83 degrees and little cooler in the panhandle but still in the mid-70s. very pleasant. if you're looking to head some place warm. snow back in the rockies and a great ski resort snow storm. a couple inches back through the rockies but three to six inches in nebraska and southern minnesota as we go through the day today with a little area of low pressure movingessure well, we are waking up to some very chilly temperatures
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this morning. in fact, most of us in the 30s and 40s. black ice possible through the 680 corridor. else where, temperatures warming back in the 50s later on. yes, chilly, but sunny. 59 in the north bay, same for the east bay, 57 for the peninsula, and 58 for the south bay. overall, the cold air is here to stay. it's going to stay chilly into the next week as temperatures only climb into the 50s. overnight lows into the 30s and 40s. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. >> up next on trending, dads and dos. >> didn't quite love that sweater or blender and didn't get a receipt? what you need to know before you brave the mall today. love your selfie. capturing the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes. capturing the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes. but first these messages. suffering from the flu capturing the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes. but fis a really big deal. with aches, fever and chills-
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so, he has said presidents should never put things on their heads because it's never a good look. well, even last year the president refused to wear a helmet given to him by the navy football team. but all of that changed in an instant when the president met a scouts. >> can't say no to that. >> the group convinced him to wear the tiartiara. the president caved to the girl scout lobby. you know how many dads made that same decision. fingernail polish, tiaras, tea parties. >> he has two daughters. he's used to it. >> that certainly helped. president obama can probably relate to dads and what they'll do, which is pretty much anything for their daughters. you remember that viral photo that went on a dad holding one baby in the baby bjorn while doing the other's hair. the guys get an a for effort.
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>> and i'm here for him to do my hair in a braid. >> it's hard to do her hair because she has so much hair. >> do you think i do good braids? >> no. >> just to mess with her. >> do a really simple hair style. so, i'm hoping he can do that one. >> are you nervous about this doing your daughter's hair for the first time and i'm finally growing up? >> no, i can't stop that. >> if i mess this up, you're going to be mad, right? >> yes. >> i do know how to braid, but i ha haven't done it since i was -- >> 7? >> i think i was 8. >> i like them. >> you do? >> can you see it? >> i love it. dad, you're the best hair stylist boy i ever met. >> i probably messed it up, huh? >> yes, you did. >> the first two weren't bad,
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right? >> i don't know. it's the three strands of hair and crisscross it. >> but the kids are so honest. so, you know that whatever you get from them is just pure, real. >> just so happy. >> oh, my god, you did it! >> the expectations were so low. >> we still have hair. >> well, now to the most adorable stocking stuffers hospitals all around the country have this tradition, of course, when they put babies born around the holidays in little special stocki stockings, santa stocking. volunteers have been making the keepsake since 1930. that is adorable. >> get even cuter. >> isn't that cute? >> that's a holiday card. >> zoom in on your little one. >> isn't that cute? this last video needs no special introduction. a dog riding a r uoomba vacuum d
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bringing joy to people all over the internelt. ♪ >> the poor thing. >> easiest way to get around. >> don't you wish you could really pick their brain and find out exactly what they're thinking. >> they put a costume and a bow on my neck and put me on a roomba and spun me around. >> you can see in it in its entirety. if you want to see the santa dog go over the house. >> i think it's an hour and a half. >> that's what's trending. up next, get in, get out. your complete guide to conquering all of those holiday returns this year. we're back in 30 seconds.
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all right. let the gift swapping return. estimated $20 billion in holiday returns will be heading back to s returns.ay, starting today. help us help them. why more return this is year than usual? >> i think a lot of people have been buying online. they came out with a study, said about 30% of people out there shopping were using their mobile devices. that basically means people are
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buying stuff online and online stores have more return policies than the brick and mortar stores. >> what do i need to be armed with? >> be armed with a smile. no one wants to deal with someone's angry, annoyed that they have to return something. receipts and be armed with your i.d. i tend to have receipts all over the place. i take a picture of that receipt. that way -- >> that's a good idea. >> i can send it to someone or ask the merchant to send it to me. i can send it to the person i gave the gift to. >> everyone has their own set of policies. >> return policies, that's what you have to actually look at. look at your receipt. that's probably where they'll have that written out. in terms of during the holiday, some stores usually have -- >> charge a restocking fee? >> yes. because people are buying a lot of technology, they tend to charge restocking fees 15% to
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20%. instead of buyer beware, buyer be careful. what you're going to do, you want to make sure you're getting the gift that people really want so they don't have to pay those restocking fee. >> all sales are final? >> right. all sales of final. >> that means -- >> people give gifts, buy them on final sale. you can't go back to the store and return them. so unless you're nice, right, you may be able to, you know, talk to that sales person and get that return, that merchandise back for store credit. but you probably won't get a refund on that. >> so tiecming must play an important part in the process today. >> right, right. in terms of timing you want to make sure that you are looking at different merchandise. for technology, for example, you want to make sure you're getting that back in, in 15 days or less. >> why? >> basically just that different stores have different policies. apparel, it's about two months and then housewares, you have about a month to return that.
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i like to tell people to go to a store right around the morning time because again the salespeople they don't like to deal with angry people. they're nicer in the morning versus the afternoon. >> salespeople are in a better mood probably in the morning as well. >> i think so. you're in a better mood, too. >> would you recommend to take it back today, tomorrow or wait a couple of weeks? >> try to do it within the next couple of days. look at your receipts. they'll tell you what the return policy s you don't want to miss that window. because if you do, you're not going to be able to return that. >> are there actual stores that you like that have great policies for returning? >> oh, yes. l.l. bean, for example, you can purchase a merchandise from that store have, it for ten years. wash it, you can return it and get a refund for that. also, do yoga, wash the yoga pants, return it without a receipt, they'll give you a refund. >> no kidding? >> no kidding. >> anything that you got that you should not try to return? >> use your best judgment there. swim suits, underwear, half
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eaten food. probably not wanting to return that. >> good helpful pointers there. we appreciate it. let's go over to tamron. >> thank you, carson. now to our ongoing series "love your selfie" on a mission to get women to love their curves, started a kick starter campaign to release a book about the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes. victoria is here with us, along with one of her models. good morning, ladies. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> congratulations on this. you have been a fashion photographer for years. you turned your attention to this special project. what was the moment -- or was there a moment you said i've got to do this? >> to be honest with you, i had a model who walked into my studio, a friend of a friend, very famous and beautiful plus-sized model. i've never seen a plus sized model before. i never knew what they looked like. we had a very beautiful photo shoot with bare skin and it was very amazing. and i never had a picture that
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really touched me so much. we went to the press and i see all the social media response and so many girls who started writing me e-mails from all over the world saying how this made them feel beautiful as well. and i just thought it was so special. i never thought a job as superficial as photography can actually change somebody's life. and it just made me feel very special. since then it just started taking more and more and more pictures of curvier women, women of all different shapes and sizes, ages, races. >> how is your goal going on kick starter right now? >> it's going good. i'm hoping we'll be able to publish the book t means so much to me. it will be a project i would like to get going. >> denise, you're here, considered a, quote, unquote, plus-sized model. when you hear victoria say that all those years as a fashion photographer and she didn't know or hadn't seen a plus-sized
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model, how does that make you feel? >> well, i think that it's very eye opening. we're at a point in the industry where everything is changing. i remember growing up that's part of what i love about my industry. i didn't realize there was plus sized modeling until i became one. i'm not six-feet tall. i'm not a sized two. i never thought there would be an industry for me to fit into. we're all learning, pushing boundaries. as a mother it's so important to change the perception of beauty sbchlt i'm so proud to be in the position to do that. >> did you have role models or people who gave you the confidence to say, listen, there's a type of model we're used to, but my body is also an image that women should see in fashion magazines? >> absolutely. i feel like so many times i felt misrepresented in the media and my mom struggled with her weight growing up. being a mol there's so much i stand for and believe in. i was told in my acting days if you lose 10, 15 pounds you'll be perfect. i didn't want to change who i am
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to fit into it. right now i feel all woman. i feel proud i didn't have to alter myself or feel bad about myself. i'm proud of who i am and i'm glad i can show that to women that you can be curvy and absolutely flawless. >> a couple of people have, victoria, on your kick starter page wonderful comments. from one woman, as someone who is considered plus size your work is breathtaking, seeing women feel as beautiful as they do, your photos inspire me more than you can imagine. >> you have no idea but i get those e-mails and messages many times a day. that gets me going. to be honest with you, i really don't even care if it gets picked up that much as long as you touch one person, it already make it is worthwhile. if one person feels so good about themselves after seeing a woman with a similar body being represented and artistically photographed it's already worthwhile. >> the work is stunningly beautiful.
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congratulations. denise, congratulations for you, speaking up for women and showing that beauty comes in all shapes, forms and sizes. i love that dress, by the way. >> thank you. >> thank you both. carson, over to you. >> i love my selfie after seeing that. i couldn't stay out of the orange room for too long. i joined jenna here who has an update on the million meals. >> glad to have you here. lot of pressure on me. make sure i get my words out right. >> okay. do it. >> here we go. as we announced, we decided to extend our digital food drive by a few days of by christmas to end of year. 31,000 servings of snacks equaling over 7,000 meals. our total is at over 960,000 meals donated. so close to our goal of one million meals. our city challenge also continues. meteorologist from the city who donates the most will come here to our studio and do the weather
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with al. check it out. still sitting at the top is st. louis, detroit and baltimore. the cities are only separated by a few hundred dollars. we'll be announcing the winning city on monday. keep those donations coming so we can hit our mark by the end of the year. head to today.com to see how you can help. so great. so close. we're excited. >> very, very close. >> much more on a busy friday morning. first your local news.
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you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning, it's 8:26. i'm kris sanchez. despite the near record rainfall we got in december, pleasanton is now backing off its mandatory water restrictions. according to the pleasanton weekly, the city will stick to its 25% cut. the city's water czar says the water is still depleted and we need a very wet winter to see things change long term. as a result, the city will continue its mandatory cuts to 2015 and violators will pay penalties if they fail to continue to reduce their water consumption by 25%. the san jose church devastated by fire six weeks ago found a way to celebrate the holidays, not exactly as in years past. you may remember the image of
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firefighters pulling down the statue of st. joseph from the wreckage in east san jose. the church is still rebuilding from the devastation, but the priest still held christmas mass. parishioners gathered next door to pray at a make shift altar and the church says this year's nativity scene was different, it was purchased at costco. more local news in a half hour, weather, as well. for now, here's the "today" show.
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8:30 now on this friday morning, the 26th of december, 2014. and we are so happy and honored to have such a fantastic crowd out with us on this christmas -- post christmas holiday. >> shopping. >> i like to call it festivity friday. there you have it. it's nice. >> speaking of celebrating, it is our friend and colleague, savannah's birthday tomorrow. we would like to wish you,
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savannah, and mike and vale, very happy birthday. >> they put vale on her first airline trip. >> oh! >> yes. savannah tweeted out the picture. we haven't heard from her since. so we know they're having a good time. >> she didn't know if she would be able to fly out on wednesday. she e-mailed me that they made it. so they were good. >> oh, good. >> happy birthday to you, savannah. >> coming up, the beauty and joy of dancing through the eyes of one remarkable young girl. >> and we're going to take your boring roast chicken to a new level with one secret ingredient. dylan has a check of the weather for us. >> carson call it is unseasonably warm. >> all the women are huddled together. >> we are going to see temperatures today begin to warm into the upper 40s in the northeast. we're looking at 50s down in the southeast. we've got mountain snow, especially back through the rockies where the snow continues. but as we go into later today we'll see that stretch up into
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parts of nebraska, three to six inches of rain possible. strong storms are possible down across southeastern texas, and in southern louisiana, we could see isolated stronger storm with his isolated tornadoes, too. otherwise, rain stretches from the gulf coast up into the great lakes, little bit of wintry mix further to the north and west, up into wisconsin. we're looking at a bigger storm system that's going to hit the pacific northwest as we go into the weekend. tomorrow's savannah's birthday. do you want to wish her happy birthday? >> happy birthday. >> hay. well, we are waking up to some very chilly temperatures this morning. in fact, most in the 30s and 40s and a bit of black ice, especially through the 680 corridor towards concord. elsewhere, temperatures warming back in the 50s later on. yes, chilly, but it will stay sunny. 59 in the north bay. 58 in san francisco. same for the east bay, 57 for the peninsula and 58 for the south bay. overall, the cold air is here to
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stay. it's going to stay chilly into this next week as temperatures only climb into the 50s. overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. and, of course, for your latest forecast any time, check out the weather channel or go to weather.com. guys? >> dylan, thank you very much. now to the power of dance. sheinelle has the story of one family hoping to take wheelchair ball room dancing to a higher level here in the u.s. >> this is a good story. dancing, as we all know, is a great form of exercise and fun. when you're dancing on wheels it's even more physically and mentally exhilarating. once elena cardenas got started, she couldn't get enough. 12-year-old elena cardenas loves ball room dancing. >> the costumes, the thrill you get when you're like performing for people and like the wind going through your hair when you're spinning really fast. just the entire experience is cool. >> reporter: it was a dream her parents never thought would come true. >> i'm going to get emotional
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now thinking about it, but going off of what you see when she was born and you try to project what her life is going to be like, what are her struggles going to be? she just does whatever she wants to do. >> reporter: elena was born with spina bifida, abnormalities in the spine. >> that affects mobility and different muscles. it kind of varies, as to where their level of paralysis and level of mobility. >> reporter: but that hasn't stopped elena. >> she can walk with crutches. she's very athletic. there's really nothing that she doesn't do. she does horseback riding. she swims. wheelchair basketball. >> reporter: now she's taking up wheelchair ball room dancing, inspired by "dancing with the stars," even meeting one of the judges. >> before i was like, oh, yeah, that looks like fun. when i'm at home i'm like, i want to do this! >> reporter: e-mail to the american dance foundation led her family to the dat dance art
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project in connecticut. >> turn this way and then this way. >> reporter: the sport is gaining ground in other countries. >> very popular in latin america and europe. it's called wheelchair dance sport. they have national championships out there. >> the cardenas family is hoping to gain more ground here in the u.s., spreading the word about wheelchair ball room dancing. >> what it does for these kids both physically, the regimen, the workout to get stronger and build strength is immeasurable. what it does for us emotionally, dancing and performing in front of people and getting applause and it gives them a whole ne new sense of i'm doing something really great and something really special. >> and then in the end when people are clapping, how does that feel? >> like i just climbed mt. everest. >> focus on abilities rather than disabilities, it's a more
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positive way to view the world. there's no limits. you can do whatever. >> raphael is hoping to make ball room wheelchair dancing part of the paralympics and there's an toaster get more instructors certified in ball room wheelchair dancing. veterans that do wheelchair ball room dancing has helped them with post traumatic stress. i am forever changed by this young lady. when i danced with her -- first of all, it's exercise for you, too. you're moving your arms. the thing that is you're able to do. i'm amazed her partner is able to pick her up, spin her around. >> lessons learned for us. what a great moment when they say you focus on your abilities rather than your disabilities. >> absolutely. i walked away with that message. >> incredible. >> absolutely. >> look at that. they say it's good for her. it's pulling her spine. >> upper body. she was knocking out those
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back now at 8:39 with together we make football. our series with the nfl. >> this morning the bond created by the game between a dad and his stepson. >> as far as being a role model i think it's important for him to see i can be successful
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regardless of the situations around me. when i was 14, my little cousin got into an incident with some grown men. and i tried to help out, but i got punched and the next thing i know, i was waking up in the hospital with a brain injury. >> after a month in the hospital and over a year in rehabilitation, trashawn lions got back on his feet. unable to play football, years later, he found an outlet for the game he still loved, coaching his stepson, kian. >> growing up i never knew my father. given him an awesome way the love from a father that i wasn't able to receive. >> my role model is my dad because he cares. i like playing for my dad and the kids don't get to experience that type because some kids don't even have their dad.
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>> tony dungy is always positive on the sidelines. as a father, he is a role model to most men in the world. >> i like this, i like this. get in the end zone right here. >> good play! >> trey uses football to show him how to be a man. it was always good to have a positive male figure. >> welcome, everybody. to the post-season team party. >> reporter: little did he know the party had one more guest. >> i was surprised, this is going to be fun. >> our season was successful. you have to look at it and say, can this kid go to the next team next year and bring something to the team or is he going to sit on the sidelines. if he is a sideline kid, we weren't successful as coaches.
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oh, my! wow. wow! wow! wow. >> for those who don't know, my name is tony dungy and i used to coach a little football at one time. what you're doing, not only for your son, but for these young men and this community, it's fantastic. >> wow. >> coach is in the final six to get a chance to go to the super bowl. you, your wife and your son. >> wow! >> it was a shock. i was just trying to not fall down. i mean to be honest with you. i need to find another word. this is so surreal. like i can't even imagine this in my wildest dreams. >> the look on his face. coach dungy standing there. he was in shock.
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>> a double take. >> feel the presence behind you and it's tony dungy. like my kids' face at christmas. now it is your turn to make someone's dream come true and send them to super bowl xlix. head to togetherwemakefootball.com. all the finalists are there and then you can vote for your favorite. >> speaking of football, you can congress the bengals and steelers sunday night on nbc. coverage begins with football night in america at 7:00 p.m. eastern. when you say that and you don't do al roker. >> it's wrong. >> i tried to do it after the weather, but it's never the same. coming up next, tom brokaw shares the never before heard story of a p.o.w. survivor. first, this is "today" on nbc. r.
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the new movie "unbroken" is
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the remarkable story of louis zamperini. tom brokaw is here with a story tied to the greatest generation you haven't heard. >> tamron, there's so many stories about the greatest general rag. what we're going to talk about today, the fact that 27,000 americans were prisoners of the japanese during world war ii, including louis zamperini. compared to 1% in the german prisoner of war camps. of course, the germans have the holocaust. so many other extraordinary accounts from that time. one remarkable man from nebraska also survived and 50 years went by before he spoke at lengths about his experiences. in the spring of 1942, clarence graham from eastern rural nebraska was taken prisoner by japanese forces on the philippine island, that's him with a towel around his neck.
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>> always that question in your mind, will i make it or won't i? >> reporter: clarence would spend the next 3 1/2 years in japanese prisoner of war camps wearing scant clothing, did he hard labor at a coal mine. how many hours were you in that coal mine every day? >> 12 in, 12 off. >> reporter: what did you have to eat? >> rice. very little. not enough. we were not considered as human beings. and if we weren't able to work, we weren't fed, period. >> reporter: you witnessed some terribly brutal acts. there was a filipino woman who wanted to give you some water. >> yes. she got killed. >> reporter: right in front of you? >> yes, uh-huh. >> reporter: what about your commander? >> well, they asked him to bow. he spit in their face so they cut his head off. >> reporter: were you witness to that? >> yep. >> reporter: how did you deal with that yourself? >> just ignore it. look for the good. look for the good. you don't want to think about things that are going to be
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depressing. >> reporter: if disease or torture didn't get him, japanese troops had orders to kill all american prisoners before they were overrun by the approaching american forces. were you prepared for the idea that you may have to die? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: but before that could happen, japan was shocked into surrender. 1945, clarence witnessed a massive explosion. when did you learn that was the second nuclear explosion in the history of mankind? >> i didn't know that for a long time. i was standing watching it. i could feel the hot blast of the wind coming from it. >> reporter: that moment spelled the end of world war ii and clarence, at last, returned to the united states. >> i was bitter, so bitter. you know, then. i'm not now, you know. i'm a survivor and i'm thankful for it. >> now in his 90s, when he returned to the united states, he worked for the department of
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agriculture as a park ranger. still full of life, living in oregon, surround by his family, his wife and his children. so these are just remarkable stories from these people who had an ability to survive against the worst possible circumstance. >> it's so beautiful. they are still with us to tell their story. >> that's the great thing. >> by the way "unbroken" is now in theaters nationwide. up next, are you entertaining for family and friends this weekend? we have your recipe for a stress-free dinner. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's" holiday kitchen, easy recipes for a busy weekend. >> you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare a meal for your visitors. ed brown, chef and innovator, and ed's chowder house here in new york has the perfect meal for you. thanks for being here. >> what have you got? >> you talk about a secret ingredient. you want to get that out of the bag? >> i do. the idea is big cooking yesterday for christmas, coming again for new year's. let's keep this simple. food we can prepare, stick it in the oven. roast chicken. what's different about it? rub some soy sauce on the skin t seasons it. let it sit in the refrigerator with no cover and the skin gets a little bit dry, causes for when we roast it to get crisp
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skin. >> crunchy. >> right. >> how long do you leave it in with the soy sauce? >> two day. >> really, uncovered? >> uncovered. do it just overnight. you can still make a great chicken. >> little butter on there as well? >> salt, butter, lemon. >> fill the cavity with all that stuff? >> thyme there. >> garlic. whole garlic in there, too. >> tasty. >> do you know what the purpose of that is? >> what? >> everybody thinks it's the flavor of the chicken. >> what is it? >> the chicken flavors that and that will make the jus. instead of on a rack, i sit it on a rack of big pieces of onions, which will also flavor the jus. we'll put water in the bottom of the pan to have a jus at the end. the onions will flavor the jus and we'll eat the onions as well. cook it low and slow at 300 degrees, much lower than most people would think. >> it is. >> for about 45 minutes. then we crank it up to 425. >> crisp it up at end?
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>> get it nice and chris zblp nice, nice. >> i made these on this show many times. we get so much response. we get really nice medium sized fresh farm carrots, olive oil, salt, fresh pepper. >> we really are keeping it simple here. these are basic thing that is you would have. >> after the prime rib i made yesterday, this is what you need, something simple and healthy. >> turn this guy up to 425 the last 15 minutes or so, these get popped in the oven. boil nice potatoes with a bay leaf and garlic cloves, salt. and i just smash them up. >> put some muscle in it carson. you've been cooking the last few days. keep it going. >> rough mash on this? >> call it a smash. >> all right. >> what's that, black olives? why do you like olives with that, brianiness to it? >> salt of the dish.
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parsley not just for the look but the flavor. could you put some salt in there for snus. >> will do. this looks fantastic. >> how simple is this, right? >> might be dinner tonight for me. not the one you just cooked. i really will make one at home. >> we made enough for you to take some home. >> we go over here. got some carrot notice oven. >> i'll help you with that. these are beautiful. >> right out of the oven. >> i love roasted vegetables. you still get that crunch with it, nice little flavor. you politic it. very nice. >> so beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> your chicken sit and let it rest, too, all meat, right? >> i like to let it rest. >> before you cut into it? >> what's your secret to carving? >> take off my wings. cook the chicken low and slow, the meat just falls off the
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bone. so easy to cut. >> i'm hungry. >> reading my mind. right down the back. >> let's try the skin. >> delicious. >> see how easy that comes off? >> carve it up a little bit. you have your juice, your gravy. >> i have some jus. we can make a -- >> come none. >> hi, guys. come on in. >> come in, ladies. >> carrots. >> what do you have for dessert there? >> ooh, what's that? >> for dessert, this couldn't be simpler, fresh clementine with some orange liquor, simple syrup. serve it in a glass bowl, drizzle some grenadine there and you have that tequila sunrise-ish look. >> is there alcohol in it? >> orange liquor in there. >> keep the party going, did. ylan zblooks so good.
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>> easi and simple. thanks, ed brown. >> thank you, ed. >> oh, my god, it's great. >> happy holidays. more fun coming up in the next hour. sheinelle and dylan will join me you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning to you. it is 8:56, i'm kris sanchez. several families are crediting firefighters for saving their christmas after several homes caught fire in san francisco. >> a huge, like, flames just popping out. there were about ten of them up on our roof fighting from our house to protect the house. and we owe them everything for
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this christmas. we really are so grateful. >> in video posted on instagram, the flames leaped from the building on mississippi street. at least 100 firefighters and 12 engines responded as the fire tore through two duplexes. the cause of the fire is under investigation. more local news coming up in just a half hour.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this friday morning, december 26th, 2014. i'm tamron hall along with sheinelle jones. >> good morning. >> dylan dreyer. >> good morning. >> the crew. the rest of "the take" at home rel relaxing. >> what do you say? >> a lot of people say happy holiday weekend because you have kwanzaa come iing up and new year's. >> happy holiday weekend. >> yesterday how did you spend
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your christmas? was it a good day? >> it was awesome. you can't get better when you surprise family for christmas eve. i went up. we drove up to boston. nobody had any idea we were coming there. >> oh, you really did surprise them? >> we literally surprised them and we all sang "the 12 days of christmas." >> is this like a tradition? >> seven swans of swimming. >> that's my voice. >> six geese a laying. >> who is that? >> my niece, ava. my mother squealed and there were tears. >> how long does it take to get up there? >> about 5 1/2 hours to get up there because of the rain. driving back it took three hours, record time to get back from boston yesterday. >> what did you do? >> totally worth it. this was our first holiday in new york city. for the first time ever, i'm ashamed to admit, i have two 2-year-olds and a 5 wrrld and haven't taken an official family picture.
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we tried. this is my imperfect perfect picture. the twins, my little guy, is ready to get off my lap. little uche, and clara. they hold on to one gift. my little guy is, you know, feverishly trying to open all the packages. take a look at the next picture. he looks at it for a second and now he's moved on. >> that's what every kid does. >> yes! >> let me go on and go back and play. >> sometimes you fixate on one thing. my daughter, she got one of those little strollers, kid's stroller. all day long yesterday. that's all she did. >> something more about girls versus boys and our attention span. speaking of boys, i spent -- >> yeah, what did you do? >> i spent my christmas with boys. i worked, hosting nightly news, filled in for brian the last two days. i have a picture of my view, look out rockefeller center. >> beautiful view. >> it was beautiful.
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it's a beautiful shot. but the people -- there were just hoards and hoards of amazing people all over. >> everyone was amazing, right? >> it was the temperature. we reached nearly 60 degrees in the city. i left nightly news around 7:00 pm and headed to my friend's home. i cooked christmas eve at my house. christmas day, my friends cooked for me. i headed to harlem. we have a picture of what was a phenomenally beautiful dinner put together by my friend, professor eva at yale. my bestie, who is always there. composer with broadway inspirational voices. i was doted on by my men last night. >> nothing wrong with that. you were the only girl there. >> i was the only girl there. >> nice. >> i got home. it was 1:00 am when i got to bed. >> last night? >> this morning. >> this morning. >> and i debated coming straight in. i made myself eggs to get myself --
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>> sangria. >> to soak up the orange juice i drank last night and came in at 4:00 am this morning. >> you don't look tired at all. >> i'm happy. you both have great energy. i'm feeding off you. >> it will hit you at 2:00 pm maybe. >> i'll be asleep by then. >> as soon as the show is over. >> another big story we talked about yesterday on nightly news, of course, "the interview." >> no surprise topic of conversation at my table. a lot of people had opinions whether it should have been released. it got its debut christmas day. >> sellout crowds around the country. seth rogan made a surprise appearance, thanked people for coming. >> he had a beer in hand and did a lot of swearing. full celebration mode. >> party mode. >> i'm sure he's happy that it's released. >> he has to be at this point. i was intrigued by the fact that it's available online now and you can rent it. >> $5.99.
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>> wonder how that cut into the amount of money they made at a box office. >> it's not the most christmas thing i've done but it was the most patriotic thing that we've done. >> a lot of people thought that way. as a tradition, a lot of people go see a movie and to see "the interview" was almost a statement of some people. >> most of the reviews are pretty bad. but people wanted to speak up for free speech. >> we'll talk more about the hackers a little later this morning. tons of christmas presents given out yesterday. do you have anything you want to return? >> i can't admit it now because everybody i know is watching this morning. >> so, no, dylan, everything was absolutely perfect. >> you may want to return it. will you actually return something? >> you know what? should i -- i think i would regift it. >> is that okay? >> if it's something -- jenna said it earlier. what i may not like, somebody else may love. if i think you'll like it -- >> you're not going to physically return anything? >> the crowds around here are -- >> people are ready. >> some stats here about
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returning gifts. average american returns four gifts. i thought that was a lot. >> really? >> i have some things i want to sxhing because the sizes were off but to return four gifts. 60% of people. i guess i'm included in that. sheinelle, maybe you, too -- don't return anything at all. i thought that was interesting. walmart is accepting gift cards from any other store or restaurant or airline. >> it doesn't have to be a walmart gift card. >> it loses value a little bit. amazon is worth about 95 prs of its value at walmart, gap gift card is 89% and others are only 70%. i don't know if you should take the gift card and go to where it's -- i'm sure you could find something at the original store. otherwise you're starting to lose some value. >> if you live closer to a walmart, for example, or looking for a wider selection and have a gift card -- >> sometimes you can use it to get all the supplies you need. get the paper towels, toilet paper. >> i have a couple of gift cards from my wedding back in 2007 and
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they just sit and sit. >> they expire. >> it's probably better if you lose a little bit of value and actually use it. >> i lose track of them. >> they're in a drawer somewhere. this is an interesting thing from walmart. we'll see. i've never heard of this before, i have to admit. i'm looking forward to it. this morning, we have a glitter speed painter. where was this profession when i was growing up? he has been featured on america's got talent. he will be speed painting our faces today. now he is going to start with me, apparently. this was his idea, to start with me. not that i don't trust you, robert. >> we're going to have some fun, tamron. don't worry. >> i have really big eyes. if you could make the eyes -- you have 1:30. are you ready? >> i'm doing it.
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>> he's in the dark. >> he's moving. >> that's not sped up. >> no, that's robert. >> you can light me up a little bit. >> through go. >> that's my head. >> i see the shape here. >> democratic ylan and sheinelle also. so we can put these up in our homes, glitter image of ourselves. >> that's what i always wanted a six-foot tall picture of myself. >> i'm sure you do. >> put it above your bed. >> that's not what anyone wants to see in my bed. robert, when did you realize you could make these portraits so fast? >> when i was 4 years old, i started painting and discovered a different medium, which is glue and glitter. trying to have some fun with you. might be a little sloppy. at the end hope you might like what i have. >> better than the glitter project we did in school, you shake it up, remember? robert, good luck. we can't wait to see. and dylan is coming up after this. >> i'm curious, is there any face that is a challenge to you? >> just the one i'm doing right now is a little bit of a
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challenge. >> really, robert? you came for me on christmas day after? really, robert? i was rooting. >> we're going to see what robert has for us after this. >> glue for the glitter to stick to. >> you'll do the weather and we'll check back in? >> you tell me when to hit it. i'm ready. >> is he ready? >> you tell me when. >> okay. let's see it. >> let's do it. >> let's see what we've got. here is the big reveal. one, two, three. >> no way! >> brilliant. >> not bad, right sh. >> is he in the board room? don't look at myself, as if i don't do that enough. >> be careful of the glitter. >> how are you? >> oh, my gosh, hi. >> looks like me. >> that is -- >> it's going to look so good in my house. that is my diana ross moment. you walk into my house with a picture of myself. >> you're beautiful. >> you made me look beautiful.
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we'll get dylan and sheinelle. >> i'm going to let you work on mine, robert. i'm going to do the weather. i'll take my time. that is so cool. i can't wait to see my face in glitter. let's look at the weather right now. we are going to see the chance of snow showers back through the rockies. we already had about a foot of snow fall the past couple of days. more snowfall this area of low pressure, some of this stretching up into nebraska. we could end up three to six inches possible. because of that, winter weather advisories. down into kansas, most of colorado. winter weather advisories and warnings, too. most of the snow through the day today. here it spresd eastward through this evening and into early saturday morning. then it it turns into a rainy event for the southeast. warm air off the gulf of mexico, that cold front will trigger stronger storms. right down into louisiana, we could end up with three inches of rain. this could lead to some flash
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flooding. i'm going to keep in mind especially asespecially as well, we are waking up to some very chilly temperatures this morning. in fact, most of us in the 30s and 40s and a bit of black ice possible from alamo over towards concord. elsewhere, temperatures warming back into the 50s later on. yes, chilly, but it will stay sunny. 59 in the north bay, 58 in san francisco, same for the east bay, 57 for the peninsula and 58 for the south bay. overall, the cold air is here to stay. it's going to stay chilly into this next week as temperatures only climb into the 50s. overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. >> and that's your latest forecast. dylan, thank you. hugh jackman and taylor swift spend christmas together. what's the scoop on that? we get an update on the glitter photo on the orange room. >> you have glitter on your face right here.
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>> oh, my gosh! you got the hair and everything. that's amazing. >> amazing. >> wow! >> look like her? yes. >> oh, yeah. >> don't you think so? >> you look beautiful. >> oh, thank you. i like being in gold. >> something about being in gold. >> where would you put that in your house exactly? >> i told tamron when you walk in. >> i will find a place for that. maybe put it in the hallway of my building. >> all the neighbors can just bow down. welcome to my building. >> dylan lives here. next, we'll reveal sheinelle's at the half hour mark. >> i'm excited. hugh jackman, taylor swift. jennifer lawrence has kids on the mind. >> sneak peek at a new film everyone is talking about. >> founder and editor in chief of showbiz.com. happy holiday weekend. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. what came out of this weekend? >> big whirl dls wind box
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office, christmas day, angelina jolie came out the big winner, $15.6 million at the box office. it's pacing about $45 million on monday. that is a huge deal for angelina jolie. this puts her in hollywood as a bona fide director. >> good for her. >> great news heading into the oscar as well. >> she was snubbed at the golden globes. >> major snub. and disney's musical "into the woods." not many people thought musicals would be a big thing, kind of dying out. >> lot of stars in that. >> all-star cast and seen on christmas day and "the hobt" peter jackson's last film. a big fan of it, of course. this is that prequel about the trilogy. >> you have no idea how obsessed i am. >> they've already made $382 million worldwide. >> amazing. >> we also want to talk about the photo of the week. this one has so many people
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saying ahh. jennifer lawrence at the children's hospital in kentucky. >> she went back hometown, took some time out for the holidays out there. on christmas eve she decided to go visit and sort of brighten up the day for a lot of sick children at the children's hospital. there is something that, you know, she has done before. she did it last year. something very near and dear to her heart. it's not a publicity stunt. she does it out of the kindness of her own heart, took some pictures with the kids. her family used to run a summer day camp and she used to be the assistant nurse to. >> really? >> this is something she carries with her all the time. >> as if we don't love her enough already. >> let's get to some tweets of the week, including a picture of hugh jackman and taylor swift. talk to us a little bit about this. this is on christmas, right? >> christmas eve. she decided to go with her whole family to watch hugh jackman's broadway play "the river." jackman at the end decides to ask for donations for a great charity and taylor swift donated
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$6,000 for this cause, went backstage, took some pictures with hugh. it's great to see these celebrities get together and, you know, donate for such great cau causes. >> james franco celebrated a little bit with seth rogan. >> actually, james franco was with frances ford coppola. and decided to do this when "the interview" was coming out online. >> seth was at the opening. >> seth was at the opening and tweeted out hey, merry christmas from the coppola-franco family. who knows what -- >> exactly. >> absolutely. >> sneak peek of this new movie directed by michael mann called "black hat." >> yes. it's actually a term, a crime term for these hackers who do these crimes on a malicious and very sort of personal gain way.
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>> talk about timing. >> talk about timing. very timely film. michael mann directs it, stars chris hemsworth and viola davis. a man gets out of prison to help the american-chinese catch fthi cyber criminal. you can't talk about timing. >> love your look, by the way. >> thank you so much. why your job may help you stay sharp later in life. new tablet for christmas and have no idea how to set it up? we'll get those tech gifts up latte or au lait? cozy or cool? exactly the way you want it ... until boom, it's bedtime! your mattress is a battleground of thwarted desire. enter the sleep number bed. save $300 on the final close-out of the c3 queen mattress set. he's the softy. his sleep number setting is 35. you're the rock, at 60. and snoring? sleep number's even got an adjustment for that. only at a sleep number store, find the lowest prices of the season, with the c3 queen mattress set only $1199.98.
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i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪ taking a look at the headlines, shopping malls are filling up with bargain hunters pouncing on after-christmas discounts and spending their gift cards. returning an extra $20 billion worth of merchandise. 5% of returns will be fraudulent, costing stores $3.8 billion during the holiday season alone. think your job is killing you? that may not be the case. new study suggesting complex jobs may help you stay sharper later in life. careers involving a lot of people or data, such as law or architecture give the brain a cognitive boost. similar to the benefits of not smoking. lebron james, king james
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kicked off the highly watched game by hugging his former teammates as most of the crowd cheered for the man who helped to bring two national championships to miami before his return to cleveland. thanks to a christmas surprise win over the cavs. christmas subway surprise is still the talk of philadelphia. two police officers heard a train passenger shout "somebody's having a baby." there was no time to wait for the paramedics. the officers delivered the baby boy and swaudled him in the father's shirt. how sweet is that? both officers are dads and agreed it was wonderful to be part of the best christmas present ever. business as usual at the national zoo this morning after its beloved panda cub came home for christmas. the drama began wednesday when the giant panda cub touched a hot wire that marks the boundary of her habitat. mild shock scared the 16-month-old panda and she sought refuge up a tree staying there for more than a day before
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you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning. it's 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. today people in berkley will raise their voices in song in hopes of benefitting the family of michael brown. dozens will take part in their singing for social justice fundraising event tonight at 6:00. a bit of a different scene in oakland last night, where more than 100 people took to the streets on christmas night, saying that they are not taking a break from their cause just because of the holidays. they were calling for an end to police shootings. at one point, they did block broadway and oakland bringing buses to a halt and chanting black lyes matter. some protesters splintered off and shattered store windows.
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a store was hit, as well as a subway restaurant, and a christmas tree at the square. someone also set a dumpster on fire. happening now, a statewide search under way for this man, an escaped inmate. the 23 year old escaped from a minimum security, rather medium security rehab area of the jail by climbing on to a ventilation duct, punching through a window, and jumping through the roof. he was arrested last week for drugs and weapons violations. if you see him or have information, police want to hear from you. we'll be back with a look at weather after the break.
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it's going to be a chilly one today. >> welcome back now, we are looking at chilly temperatures this morning. in fact, many of us looking at 30s and 40s and potential of black ice coming through the 680 corridor from alamo, walnut creek, and concord. temperatures below freezing this morning. elsewhere, temperatures warming back into the 50s later on.
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59 for the north bay, 58 for san francisco, same for the east bay and the peninsula and south bay, all clocking in to the mid to upper 50s. cold today, colder this weekend, patchy frost expected in san jose. heading towards next week, it's going to get even colder. we're talking about the potential of patchy frost for the east bay, north bay, and south bay. san jose is expecting 32 degrees by tuesday night. here we go with a new year's eve forecast. wednesday night, that cold air is going to moderate a bit, 30s across the entire bay, kris, back to you. >> more local news and a look at weather in just a half hour.
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this friday morning, december 26th, 2014. you are looking at glitter artist, robert channing creating our portraits all morning long. >> i love it. >> he does this in the dark. it adds to the reveal, the drama of the reveal. we are waiting now fo see sheinelle's big reveal. >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> sheinelle, are you ready? >> and one, two, three. >> whoo! >> i like it. >> stand next to it. let's see. >> perfect likeness. >> that looks exactly like you. i love it. >> robert, how long does it usually take? you want to keep it under a minute? what's the timing?
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>> minute and a half to sometimes up to four minutes. i paint with paint as well but this is a new medium i'm doing with glu and glitter and people really like it. hope you guys do. >> if we put these up in our homes, will glitter fall down randomly? >> children covered in glitter had. >> i'm going to finish these up a little bit, take them home and spray them so none of the glitter gets anywhere and i'll send them right back to you glie gooi. >> i love that you are choosing to wear black. you're owning the glitter. >> makes me look skinnier. >> everyone i'm passing has glitter on them. they're going to think you were somewhere dubious. >> i have glitter all over my hands. across the country, we are going to see some nasty weather right in the middle of the country. it's mostly back through the plains states and into the rockies where we have most of our snow. a lot of it is on the ground and starting to spread out through nebraska and minnesota. you might see a little bit of light snow. not a whole lot of xhoougs
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accumulation. eastern half of the country enjoying high pressure that will keep things nice and dry. into saturday an area of strong storms, isolated tornadoes, damaging wind gusts possible from eastern texas into southern louisiana. more or less just some scattered showers out ahead of this cold front. back behind it, we are going to get back into that cold air. temperatures back to the plains on only in well, we are waking up to some very chilly temperatures this morning. in fact, most ofs in the 30s and 40s and black ice possible from alamo over towards concord. elsewhere, temperatures warming back into the 50s later on. yes, it will stay chilly, but sunny. 59 in the north bay. 58 in san francisco. same for the east bay, 57 for the peninsula, and 58 for the south bay. overall, the cold air is here to stay. it's going to stay chilly into this next week, as temperatures only climb into the 50s. overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. >> and that's your latest
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forecast. tamron? >> thank you so much. you got the go pro you've been asking for all year long. now the hard part, reading through the manual. >> let someone else do it. we'll help you hook up your new tech toys. to hook us up, so to speak, consumer tech columnist jennifer, good morning. >> good morning. >> launching into the smart phones and tablets. you see them everywhere. once you get your hands on them as a gift you're like, okay. >> now what? >> where do we start? >> good news is that all of these come out of the box with a handy dandy little quick start guide. one or two pages long walks through the nuts and bolts. >> very basics. >> of turning these on. >> okay. >> the other great thing to notice on these, there's a setup assistant. on this new iphone 6 it comes with a hello. you can set up your language. just go through it step by step. >> do you think that's worth it to do that? i will admit sometimes i don't.
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>> you have to go through the setup. you have to have an account on whatever kind of phone, whatever platform, microsoft account or a samsung. you have to set up your account and log in. you want to get all of your information in place. set up some privacy controls. >> what about additional help, is there a phone line or someone you can call if you need it? >> absolutely. every one of the gadgets on the entire stage here has a lot of setup assistants. it helps et set up customer support. you have a may day button. any of the amazon technology, you can push a button and get right to help right away, which is fabulous. >> may day button. >> absolutely. and one of my biggest tips when you take all of these things out of the box, grab a sharpie. grab a ziploc. label everything. new iphone. everything. including the box. stick the quick start guide, everything in. and later down the road when you want to resell it, it's all
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there. >> let's move on to tvs, smart tvs. >> before you take that giant big awesome tv out of the box, label everything. i actually use a little label maker. >> that's smart. >> label the cords, cables. i have a bunch of different ooh ideas to keep your cords separate and neat. a lot of moms ut theout there, cable tangles, bird's nest mess makes us crazy. hdmi cable when you get this tv. if they tell you to buy expensive ones, don't do it. if they're over $10, take them back. go on amazon. get them $10 or less. they're pretty much the same for the normal person out there who needs a tv. you will need hdmi cables. plug it in. match the colors up. for all these tv add-ons most people got a streaming player -- a lot of people i know got these
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streaming players this year. >> you can watch things onbehind on your tv? >> plug one of these in to your television, connect it to your wifi or eatinger n thernet. it's wonderful. you need to know your password. have your wifi -- have your box be able to see the connection to this. it's long and complicated but basically sometimes longer than ten or 15 feet. get a wifi extender. >> go pro, so popular. hugely popular. what do we need to do with the setup? >> getting it out of the box. wrap rage. >> wrap rage, that's funny. >> be patient. put all the cords and cables in one place. how do you open these clam shell cards? >> i use scissors. >> go pro, you'll need an extra sd card, place to put all that information. can opener. >> are you serious? >> super simple easy way for
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that clam shell packaging. >> all these years when you cut your fingers. >> you had no idea it was a simple can opener. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> very helpful this morning. up next, if len berman is here, it can only mean one thing, we're about to go spanning the wacky world of sports. a look back at the year in sport and we want to thank robert channing for the portraits we're all putting above our bed. magical. ma honey bunches of oats!
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the year is coming to a close. it's a perfect time to take you on one last wild ride through the world of sports. here with unforgettable moments and bloopers our friend, len berman. >> hello. >> i feel like i stumbled into a sorority house. >> do you want some of tamron's glitter? >> good look. >> the last 12 months were highlighted by champions like the seattle sea hawks and san francisco giants. what were truly the top sports stories of 2014? let's go spanning the year. >> unbelievable! >> oh! >> all right. so let's all rise for the canadian anthem. but, you know, you really do have to look out for that carpet. oh, my goodness. you know, he doesn't miss a
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beat. i like this guy. the show must go on. all right. play ball. on your mark, 101-year-old kitty cohn in toronto. get set and, please, before you turn 102, kitty, come on. all right. >> her moment. >> now play ball. our second best home run catch of the year, in san francisco. >> wow! >> let's hear it for the missouri football team. >> yeah. >> twerking. that's what you call backfield in motion. the moves of the year, the number one home run catch. conrad gregor hits his first homer for quad cities. who catches the ball out there? right. that's his father. >> no. >> dad caught the ball. unbelievable. >> and then there's the flagman in california. wave that flag. yeah. oh, my goodness. oh, no. our oops of the year. lsu baseball, little pop-up in
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foul territory. >> oh! >> that's a heads up play. thanks, tamron. >> you're welcome. >> told to us run a post pattern. that's what they told the guy. perfect. that's what he did. brazilian police academy. she throws the live grenade just a bit outside. >> oh, no! >> and nobody got hurt. >> good going, girls. our winter sports of the year. perfect texture for running. this is jogging on the ice in portland. >> i remember that. >> perfect time of year. >> yeah. >> and high heels on the ice in los angeles. that doesn't work, even the second time around. >> oh! >> our premature sxil rati exhiliration. he's showboating and gets himself disqualified for that. what a knuckle head. in california, celebrates
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winning the stage. one minor detail. one lap to go. he finished 56. >> oh, no. >> our fans of the year. paul mccartney really, really wants a free t-shirt in brooklyn. you know, you can't have everything, paul. and dancing kevin in columbus. >> my favorite. >> you know, he really, really needs to win a free t-shirt. oh, come on, kevin. get yourself a shirt. our reporters of the year. standing out in the snow in new jersey. dylan, you've done this. >> i've done this just not this. that's funny. i was anchoring that day. >> how about this one? in the netherlands, interviewing an olympic gold medalist on a boat. that's a terrific idea. >> oh, no! >> the boots she's wearing. animal of the year in russia. sing us a song. you're the piano dog. ♪ sing us a song tonight whatever. and the coveted spanning athlete of the year award goes to soccer player in lithuania.
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he scores the goal. he runs into the stands. he takes a seat and he cheers for himself. yeah. yea, me. >> i love that. >> yea, me. >> that was a good one. >> bravo. >> yea, me. you got to do it. >> give you a fwlirt party, by the way, when we clap. >> coming up next, hollywood's hot new couple, miley cyrus and patrick schwarzenegger. how did they spend their ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ even if it's your last one, always share the softness of kleenex tissues. and share your kleenex care
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all right. >> it's the version of the pop fix. hold up your mugs, baby bottles, whatever it is that you have. make sure it's alcohol free because we partied too much last night. keeping the reese witherspoon viral sensation, smiling behind her wreath with a caption, wishing y'all a very merry, peaceful and family-filled christmas. couldn't resist. remember the original reese witherspoon launching a viral moment of reese wreath. kaeling regrammed -- resent -- >> what, tamron? >> i'm tongue tied. you win christmas queen wreath. and you can't forget kaeling's
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own willie geist. that may challenge our glitter photos i don't know. >> i think our glitter wins and and lie put that wreath up in his bedroom. that's honeys spent christmas apart. miley posted a bunch of selfies, including this one where she's snuggled up with a stuffed pizza, hot dog and a s'more. wish i was cuddling some pizza for real. that's what she put. meanwhile, patrick schwarzenegger spent christmas morning in matching pjs with his brother, sister, mom and maria shriver, simply saying merry christmas. i like them as a couple. >> i like the pj party. >> i was in pjs all day long. >> did you? >> even drove back from boston in my pjs. >> nice. merry diva christmas for two
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of music's biggest stars. only the elusive, my girl, mariah, would be able to find vixen and what did you call the other one? >> blitzen not blixer. >> #real reindeer. only mariah gets a real reindeer. santa cannot be far behind. mariah posting the man himself, mr. claus with her. britney spears had a very merry christmas in matching pjs like sheinelle and dylan. >> mine didn't match anybody. >> and her new boyfriend. keeping this strong. charlie eversol. matching pjs. that means real love, in my opinion. >> sthaes doing great. she looks great. >> all that other stuff is behind her. >> sure, and the boys are growing. >> and that show in vegas is fun. >> a few hollywood couples did get to spend christmas together. as if holwho wil hawaii is not
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sofia and her man, joe, took themselves to hawaii. posting this photo of her family and friends, her hand on joe's face, with the caption feliz navidad. showing off her killer abs. >> oh, my god, look at her body. >> of course. >> sure. >> look at her. i don't know a couple that handsome. >> it's ridiculous. do they stare at each other? how does that work? >> you're hot. no, you're hot. no, you're hot. that's our pop fix. thank you very much. >> cheer. >> cheers. >> this is "today" on nbc. ...we need to break up.
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jump into ireland. visit ireland.com to find out more. sheinelle has a look at what's happening on weekend today. >> i'm really excited about this. >> you are? >> i'm not there. >> here is the deal. you'll have to wake up with us.
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brooklyn nets, inspiring others while battling severe hearing loss. the team, the coaches, nobody knew he couldn't hear. he didn't want to tell anybody. and eventually they realized it. he is a rock star, amazing dancer. he proved that you can do anything. he is doing all of this and he can't hear. he feels the rhythm, picks up the beat. michael jackson, we'll show you, all over his bedroom. super impressive kid. >> very nice. thank you, ladies, for joining today. we're both off. you're off this weekend. i'm off this week. >> glitter for everybody. kathie lee and
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you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning to you. i'm kris sanchez. it is 9:56 right now. police in livermore say they caught a pair of christmas eve crooks red handed. livermore police arrested two people from san francisco with a car full of stolen packages from
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a number of east bay towns. police first got phone calls about two people stealing packages on christmas eve, then later that day, a man and woman were seen hiding in bushes in the same area. police recognized one from surveillance video and took them into custody. officers say the couple's car was full of stolen packages. it was a tense christmas for this sailor, who had to be rescued from his nearly flooded boat off the monterey coast. the coast guard got a distress call early christmas morning around 75 miles southwest of monterey. crews lost the signal, but were able to locate the sailboat. a helicopter lifted the man from the boat as it was taking on water. he was the only person onboard. the coast guard did not say whether he was hurt. now a look at your forecast for the weekend and holiday ahead. >> you know, this morning, kris, we are looking at temperatures that are cold. 30s and 40s across the entire bay area and colder towards this
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weekend. this afternoon, temperatures warm back to 59 in the north bay, 58 for san francisco, same for the east bay and the peninsula and south bay all expecting mid to upper 50s. here's the deal, though, colder weather expected for this weekend as our overnight lows get back into the 30s for the south bay, even for san francisco as we head towards next week, monday and tuesday after a re-enforcing shot of cold air, morning lows chilly, even in san francisco. here you go, official new year's eve forecast, the south bay at 38, kick off the fireworks. 33 in the peninsula, san francisco at 43, east bay at 39, and the tri-valley and north bay in the lower 30s. cold, kris, over the next few days. back to you. >> make sure to pack a sweater. more local news coming up in just a half hour. we'll see you then.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. it is try day friday, december 26th. we hope you had a very, very merry blessed christmas. >> we have a lot of fun for you today. and if your resolution is to find love in the new year, we have couples therapist mike down. >> really? >> two ladies in the world of online dating, which is complicated and muddy and not easy. >> he thinks he can find them the so-called perfect mate. this is the problem. there is no such thing. >> yes. that's right. >> right off the bat, we got a
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problem. >> did santa throw a few duds under your tree. mr. manners is here with the proper etiquette with handling unwanted gifts. >> be careful with regifting as i have learned by handing the gift back to the giver. the purse -- >> it was jill. >> i was thinking of you, here, she's, like, i gave you this purse last year. never forget it. i was, like, wow. that was a mistake. anyway -- >> you're adorable person. grab your popcorn. we're headed to the movies. the real moms give us their take on the biggest movies, annie, night of the museum, secret of the tomb. >> we're going to try something on this try day friday, the day after christmas. >> why are we doing this. >> after you have all the christmas meals, there are lots of pieces of pie laying around. so what do you do with the extra pie and ready whip and things.
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>> and wouldn't you know marie callenders has something for you. i remember there was one in los angeles before it became a chain. >> it is called pie cycling. pie cycling. what you do is take your pieces of pie and what not, and you turn them into milk shakes. so in this -- this one is -- >> dutch apple pie shake. has apple pie, ice cream, apple cider and cinnamon. they took the old pie, ground it up in a cuisinart-ish thing. look how thick and delicious. >> can you have that? >> i think mine is dairy free. we'll find out shortly. >> oh, yeah. we'll all find out. that's a lot of fun. okay. >> taste it. what does it taste like? >> i don't want the calories. i'm trying -- it looks delicious. >> take a little bite. dunk it. >> i dunked it. i got to be -- that's good. that's delicious. >> oh, my god. >> this one -- this one is the
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almond cherry shake. >> take the cherry pie, ice cream, milk, almond extract, sliced almonds, grind that baby up. what's happening here? >> i go for the cherry. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. just throw your pie in a blender with some stuff. that's delicious. >> throw your pie in the blender. >> all the recipes are on forkful.com. >> i'm forkful for you. >> that was cute what you said. at the end of the year, the lists. >> these are all the great ones. the end of the year list. the top album of the year, what do you think it was? >> of course it was -- >> "frozen." >> from the movie. >> and best song which does not surprise me at all, pharrell's "happy". best-selling single. ♪ because i'm happy >> can i take a guess of what next year's number one -- top selling song will be of next
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year. "uptown funk" by bruno mars. that is the happy of next year. that's it. remember i said that. we are here and you will be here with me sitting at this table a year from now. >> that's what you wish for. >> all right. >> also in the top five albums of the year, taylor smith and sam smith. >> one of my favorites made the top album too. remember the soundtrack from "guardians of the galaxy," the oldies. >> yeah. those aren't my kind of oldies. ♪ >> what's better than that? >> it goes to a song you like, remember? ♪ i got this feeling deep inside of me ♪ >> i don't like the -- the top selling book on itunes was john green's 2012 novel "the fault in our stars" even though he wrote it a few years ago. it was adapted into a movie. he was here with us. a very nice guy. >> we had the two stars of the show, shailene woodley and that
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cute kid. >> hot, adorable. they were both here, but all the -- it seems like he, john, was the star. >> for the ipad, mine craft was the best-selling app. >> what about candy crush and candy soda? what about those? nobody cares about those. >> no. >> remember i thought that would be the stock to buy. >> you bought stock in it. >> candy crush. >> she has a money guy, she calls him matt money. she doesn't know his real name. she gives her -- all her money and says whatever you think, money matt. >> he has not much to work with. i said, the only thing i want you to do is buy candy crush. he's, like, what's wrong with you? you're a loser. he never bought it, thank god. >> our friend ellen degeneres, heads up was the number one paid app on iphone. i have no idea what i'm talking about. you know what, but i'm happy for her. i am happy for her. god knows she needs more money, okay. match.com year in review says
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online dating is hotter than ever. one of the most popular topics that comes up on profile -- >> the most common word use this year, which makes no sense to me, on a profile, was zumba. >> maybe it is code for something -- >> that's what i think. do you like to zumba? >> i like to zumba. you're right. >> i zumbaed all over the world. >> other words common in profiles are travel, down to earth. welcoming. crochet. sewing. >> and ladies. >> as in hey, ladies. >> that's a turnoff. >> biggest turnoff. don't do that. >> and selfie and the movie "frozen" were mentioned in more than 5,000 profiles. >> why? >> i don't know. >> coming up -- >> the words you should put in your profile. a lot of people are looking for their second act, love after divorce, they have children, they don't know how to do it. >> go to church. go to a synagogue. go to a soup kitchen.
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you'll meet like minded nice people. >> some people live if the same town, they see the same people and he's not there. >> move. >> all right. >> time for my friday funny. i'll wait until the end. a sweet little boy, very cute little boy wanted to surprise his grandma so one morning he brought her a cup of coffee in bed. he made it himself and he was so proud so he stood by the bed waiting to hear if he did a good job. she took a sip and it was definitely worst cup of coffee she had ever had, but she swallowed it down and smiled at her grandson. he got such a big smile on his face that she felt she had to take another sip. she noticed something floating in the cup. it was three little army guys. sweetie, asked the grandma, why did you put army guys in the bottom of my cup? her grandson smiled and said, you know, grandma, it is like on
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tv -- ♪ the best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup ♪ >> cute. >> i worked hard on that one. >> you sell it. you do with the voices. >> they're not drt dirty jokes, have to sell them. >> what about the snowman one? >> the difference between a snowman and a snow girl. courtesy of roke. >> snowballs. >> what? >> say it. >> that's it. >> the difference between a snowman and a snow girl -- >> is what? >> snowballs. >> just wanted to be on camera for that moment. >> we ask him every day what his excuse is today. what is your excuse today. >> i don't remember. it was so long ago. >> that wasn't funny. you can't always hit it out of the park. >> when he know he's not on tv, he's hysterical. time for johnson's baby announcement, we celebrate new moms.
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>> the first baby is lincoln matthew markman born november 21st in las vegas. his parents say their baby was born with a million expressions and offer this advice to new parents, try not to worry so much, the baby is fine. >> now to dimar antonio scotland jr., excuse us, born in greenwich, connecticut, on november 17th. probably the same hospital my children were born. his parents say their new son loves to stick out his tongue and they remind parents to have fun. >> a baby born on november 14th in san jose, california, her name is luna miette nelson, the fourth child for parents julie and james who say luna is alert and bright eyed. >> our final johnson's baby of the week is ellie jean davis, born on november 24th in torrence, california. her parents rebecca and brian say little ellie loves to be read to and sung to and they suggest that other parents try to take a lot of naps and listen to kathie lee's good night sweet angel cd. >> congrats to all of our
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babies. if you want to submit your baby for our johnson's baby of the week contest, go to klgandhoda.com. >> hit the connect button. is it okay or not okay for adults to break up while expecting? >> here's what we had to say about it. >> sometimes they cannot be helped. they're never convenient. try to be as kind as possible during the difficult process, hoda. >> as long as they're both supportive of the baby, the grown-ups have to do what they have to do. >> quite adult of you. >> kind of harsh, but all right. >> what are those? >> i don't know. >> i like them. >> we'll tell you the proper etiquette for handling the unwanted gifts. >> and this couple's therapist will help these ladies and you find love online right after this. a good time to tell s thera will help these ladies and you find love online right after this. you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect.
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have you made a resolution to find love in the new zbleer you may want to consider that one in four people meet a spouse or find a long-term relationship online. >> here to help you reboot your love life is mike down, who hosted an online discussion about relationships co-sponsored by zoosk and he brought two clients here today. >> joanne patterson, a mom of four kids, divorced for 11 years and goes on dates every so often, but still hasn't found the one. she is looking to find someone who is the whole package, playful, protective and good looking. >> nice. clea is a 32-year-old mom of adorable 4-year-old zaire who says she hasn't been on a date in eight months.
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she's been in long-term relationships before, but still hasn't found mr. right. >> well, well, well. >> you're the guy with all the answers. >> i am, kathie lee. >> a lot of women are online dating because people are busy, they have a lot going on, like these ladies have children. is that the way to go? >> it is the way to go. it takes about 17 months and 26 days until people are ready to move on. so, first of all, these people are -- these lovely ladies are ready to move on. >> they have been ready. >> they have been ready. >> especially joanne. >> were you hesitant to go online? it seems like a scary world out there? >> i was very hesitant to go online. i felt like online dating was for people that can't get a date or people that i don't know want to cruise the internet and see what's out there. >> not serious. >> never feel like it was serious. >> clea, same for you? >> yeah. and i know what i don't want. i like the fact with online dating, you can kind of specify what you're looking for. and that was really great with zoosk.
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>> you don't have to meet every single person. >> yes. >> they posted profiles. >> they have. >> and you are going to tell us what was wrong with the profiles. >> yes. >> or what was right? >> yes. >> joanne's is first. let's look at hers. what was first thing you would change on joanne's profile? >> the great thing and exciting thing is that science can really tell us now what works and what doesn't work. so, first of all, look at your photo. joanne, she's beautiful. the one thing i would change, you know, but look at this smile. >> the shadow. >> look at the smile. the sunglasses. we know from research that the most attractive thing are women who smile. you smile with your eyes, not your -- not just with your mouth. i would change that. the second thing i would change is that we know that women will get 200% more responses with a full body shot. i would make this not a half body shot, but a full body shot. >> what if you don't have that? that's a cute picture, i think.
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>> it is. but she can take another great picture. >> what if you're not fond of your lower region? >> you don't want to put a false picture up. >> right. >> you say when you asked her to write what her ideal date was, she did something you didn't think was right. >> there was something, she's talking about her ideal date, first of all, she does a lot right, but joanne i love that you said you're fun, you're energetic, you're a sentimental person. in her profile, she already mentioned she was divorced, but there are two words that have been shown to actually get you less messages. lonely and ex. >> don't ever say those two words, ever. >> never. look at clea, moving on with time. what adid ydid you think of cle profile picture? >> the most attractive thing to
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men is a beautiful smile, but she is covering up the left side of her face. did you notice we show more emotion with the left side of our face. so, first of all, i would get the hair out of her face. i would also once again -- >> gorgeous hair. >> get a full body shot. i notice down here -- >> you're a full body kind of guy, aren't you? >> i am. but look at this down here. there is a beautiful full body -- >> i would swap those. she's going to get 200% more messages that way. go to her profile. >> we have to scoot along, but what are the buzzwords to use to get more dates? >> these four words have been shown. creative, ambitious, healthy, and laugh. you're going to get more messages if you put that in the profile. >> did you use those? >> no. >> do everything he said and see if things change for you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we really appreciate it. thank you. >> all the best to you. to keep or regift or return to the store? >> mr. manners with the proper etiquette for handling the
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thoughtful gifts you don't know what to do with. >> time to get the party starts. >> bobbie is all abuzz. to remove this spaghetti stain, let's compare an entire tub of oxiclean to just half a cup of clorox bleach.
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cut it out. >>see you tomorrow. ♪ it is time for bobbie's buzz. >> holiday season, parties galore. >> here with ways to make the most of your holiday party from start to finish is style editor and bobbie.com's bobbie thomas. >> hey, girl. >> you're gorgeous in that color. >> you are. >> thank you. >> i'm excited about the party pics because you always complain that everyone is on their phone when we get together socially. so this is called game of phones. it forces everyone to use their phone to participate in the game
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of phone. you pass out the cards and ask people show us your app of shame. or you have to have the oldest phone wins or google the best selfie. and each round -- >> i can't play this game. >> you can. it is a great way to get everybody to actually focus on being together and using your phone. >> we can all use our phones together. >> if only i had an app. >> when you have a lot of people, the worst part is washing the wine glasses. use your dishwasher if you use these tethers. they slip on to the spokes inside your dishwasher rack and you can have them secure so they don't bang around and crack. this is a great way to help wash the glasses. >> a load full of them every day. >> i'm not allowed to do this now, but these are a nightmare for hostesses because they usually splash and spill everywhere, but a martini glass with a lid. >> what is in this? >> grapefruit juice.
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>> this is a cosmo supposedly. >> i hope you can -- >> you won't get it on somebody's nice shoes or the white carpet. >> regis likes cosmos. >> delicious. >> these are chocolate covered grapes that are infused with wine. i cannot have one of these either, but they're great hostess gifts as you can tell. tell me if you like them. >> mm. >> and one of my favorite things i would say for a gift is to get one of your special things. >> my stuff. >> bring a gift inside one bottle and then it opens up and converts into a rack, right there. >> nice rack. >> such a great -- by the way, we are on -- >> proper etiquette for handling unwanted gifts. >> after your local news. latte or au lait? cozy or cool? exactly the way you want it ... until boom, it's bedtime!
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you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning to you. it is 10:26, i'm kris sanchez. despite the near record rainfall this december, pleasanton is not backing off water restrictions. the city will stick to its 25% mandatory cuts. the city's water czar tells the
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paper reservoirs are still depleted and we need a very wet winter to see things change. as a result, the city will continue the cuts into 2015. violators will pay penalties if they fail to continue to reduce water consumption by 25%. the san jose church devastated by fire six weeks ago still celebrated the holidays as a parish. you might remember the image of firefighters pulling the statue of st. joseph from the wreckage in east san jose. the church is still rebuilding from that devastating fire, but according to the mercury news, the priest still held christmas mass and parishioners gathered next door to pray. the church's nativity scene different, as well, it was purchased at costco. we have a look at the weather for the weekend and holiday coming up after the break.
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welcome back now. 10:29 the time. you know, it was very cold this morning, but in the 50s now. still 23 in truckee. they are going to stay below freezing today. they have the snow on the ground. in fact, a fresh foot of snow across 6,000 feet from the past week. here at home, clear, nice beautiful shot across the bay area, from the south bay to the north bay, including san francisco. temperatures this afternoon, yes, these are our daytime highs. 58 in the south bay, 58 in the north bay, 58 for san francisco. you know what, it's going to get colder through this weekend, kris, and even colder for new year's eve. we'll have that forecast for you at 11:00.
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>> little black dress with some tights maybe. join us at 11:00 for our next newscast. we'll see you then. we're back with more of "today" on this try day friday, the day after christmas. if you're like many people, you probably received some gifts that might be better for someone else. >> here to guide us through the proper etiquette for handling a gift you most likely will not use is the founder of what manners most.com, manners and lifestyle expert thomas farley. >> hello, thomas. >> this can get awkward when friends and family gather, right. >> day after christmas, the holiday glow is wearing off. it is time to decide, we have some gifts, do you want to keep them or return them. >> who is first? who is bringing us a gift. >> you each got dry erase boards. you'll write on your boards as we go through each character, this is a gift you keep or return. you don't like any of them, based on etiquette, keep or
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return it. okay. we'll start with -- >> i don't know. >> let's start with grandma. >> grandma, hardly. >> i spent months knitting this lovely sweater for you all. >> oh, grandma, i love it and will wear it often. >> you wasted your time. >> it is a keeper, baby. >> it is a keep. and she's going to expect you to wear it next time. >> here is what i suggest. for whatever reason you don't like the sweater, maybe it doesn't fit you well, it is not your taste -- >> or what if it is ugly. >> clearly maybe it is ugly. you want to do a thank you note and with grandma, give her a picture of you wearing the sweater. it may be the only time you wear that sweat, she can put it on the fridge or mantle and she'll be happy. >> you can't e-mail. >> not to grandma or anyone else. >> can you pick up the phone and call? >> i would, but i would follow up with a note. >> next? >> to the boss. >> he's our boss? >> yes.
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i got you a book on business, because things could get more professional. >> i say keep and regift. i say keep and regift later. >> okay. so here is the thing. the boss, you want to impress. >> he won't know. >> read the book. >> read the book. read the book and then put it up on your book shelf at work so he sees you've got it there in a place of honor. >> you're going to be completely inauthentic and phony. >> you may get something from it, you never know. >> of course. he can give you the raise. next. >> welcome to the corporate world. >> our sister. >> our sister, kate. >> i got you this pillow. >> oh, my gosh. >> yak, yak, yak. that's what you guys do. >> that's supposed to go in your living room. >> that's for the couch. >> it is funny. >> see -- >> keep it but only put it out when she comes over. >> yes, good one. >> you're very gracious in this regard, but this is your sister, i'll be honest with the sister. you won't put it out, it won't
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be on the sofa, i would ask for the receipt. you'll give her -- it doesn't go with my decor, i love it, but it is not right for me. >> you know me all these years and you think i'm going to like a yak yak pillow? >> you would say that? >> no, i would not. she wouldn't do it. >> it is funny. >> i keep it. it is from your sister. >> i would give it to somebody trying to save a yak. >> every time she comes to your house she'll wonder where it is. if you don't have it out -- >> it is in dry cleaning. >> moving on. we have your adorable son. >> yes. >> that's a keep. >> did you make it? >> i got you this lovely necklace. i thought it looked pretty. >> that's -- that will take up half of hoda's neck. >> you know what? it is an anklet. on me, i will wear that every single day. >> i'm glad you gave it to hoda.
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>> i'll share it with kath. >> yes. i want to see you both wearing that tomorrow. >> no matter what. >> you'll keep that, no question. even if you hate it, you want to make this boy feel good about what he did and you're proving he can pick out jewelry for a woman and he's good. >> what's left? >> last but not least, your husband. >> oh. i've never liked anything yet. >> i got you yet another beautiful piece of jewelry. >> yeah. >> this is a very expensive piece of jewelry. he spent a fortune on this. >> but you have four others he forgot he got you, right? >> that's right. >> i would return it. i hate to say that, but i would. >> he'd rather have you get something you love. >> return. >> he spent several weeks paycheck on this perhaps, don't want it to go -- don't want it to sit in a jewelry box. go back to the store together -- >> i would compliment him to death and pick something else. >> and next year give him better
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hints. >> it is our fault. >> hello. story of our lives. >> he tried his best. >> thank you. >> merry christmas. >> yak, yak, yak. >> next year, give to charity. night at the museum and into the woods at the box office. >> movie picks for the holidays. >> and what do you do with the wrapping paper? >> we'll show you how to put it to good use right after this.
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it is the day after christmas and you're staring at a giant pile of used wrapping paper. >> rather than tossing it out, how about figuring out how to put it to good use. >> here with creative ways to repurpose all that gift wrap is art director and budget design specialist stacy nelson. >> stacy is here. >> so good to see you again. don't crinkle it. you're killing me. you can save so much money. >> by not crinkling it. >> calm down, stacy.
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>> what about the excitement of the morning? who wants to be, you know, peeling -- >> she's a rip it -- >> i'm a rip it. >> oh, no, please don't do that. you can still use little pieces for some things. >> what should we do? >> you can repurpose, look at the silver and gold here for new year's eve. you can use your everyday things like posters and place mats, wrap them up into paper. it makes free decorations. cover trays, serving trae ining paper in the bottom. >> like a place mat. >> it is for new year's. >> crinkle stuff, go ahead and wrap it around wine bottles. >> what is this behind us? >> red, white and silver works fantastic for valentine's day. all this is is crinkle paper, roll it in tubes, glue is in the middle and you have a cool wreath. >> kids can make crafts. save the bits and pieces and give it to them for valentine's day. and look at the flag in the
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front. little pieces of paper, you can do great things for valentine's day. >> if you received a gift that was really exceptionally wrapped, what you need to do is use that gift wrap for your thank you notes. all you need to do is cut a little piece -- >> that's clever. >> put it on construction paper. print out your little thank you. so much more meaningful than a store bought card, right? >> mr. manners would like that. >> that's a clever -- i never heard of that. >> don't forget the bows. use that stuff for bows. fold it into a v. look at this cool bochlt. >> yes. >> what about the stuff that comes out of the gift basket. >> i hate that. >> make a bow out of it. >> oh, my gosh. this is gorgeous. >> what are you doing? >> we need -- no, it is fine. >> she needs some xanax. >> good job, stacy.
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>> you want to save money. >> yes, we do. use all brown gift wrap. >> that's clever. >> just make little tags and, you know, little ornaments that go on your package. >> that's smart. that's smart. >> we're not done. >> of course not. >> what about making bookmarks? you could put on the "today" show and repurpose. >> you are awesome. and there's more. >> there is. >> for everybody at home that is hating me right now -- >> they're not hating you. you're adorable. >> if you dread, just shred. >> what? >> if you dread, shred. >> she made that up. >> shred your wrapping paper. >> you have free packing supplies throughout the year. >> now you're talking. >> don't buy any of that stuff. >> what is happening here? >> silver and gold is great for
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new year's eve. large sheets left or take it off a big package, this is great for sh shelf paper. if you have drawers or shelves designated for holiday supplies, you can -- >> see? >> jump up and down. >> there's more to come. >> there's more? >> but wait, there's more. >> what you need to do is tape it on the colored side, use scotch tape, tape it together, flip it over, put it on the wall or the ground, and the kids can draw and paint right on top. >> they're going to be so thrilled. thank you so much, stacy. you're adorable. >> a pleasure to be with you. >> exhausted. >> get ready to entertain. >> our real moms weigh in on the holiday movies coming to a theater near you right after this. understand? of course not. and that's the point. making credit confusing has made me boatloads.
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we have our popcorn, so you know what that means? real moms are back. >> they're here to weigh in on some of the films you may want to take your family to over the holidays. >> mother of three, tara mcnamara is co-host of moms movie minute on fan dango, owned by nbc universal. that's how she got here. >> exactly. suzanne rusk is a mom of two and lifestyle editor at family circle magazine. >> do we own that one too? >> yes. >> and liz stern, mom of three, is ceo of diva moms.com. i can't do it and eat popcorn. >> let's get started. >> you know who she is. >> here we go. a new generation is about to fall in love with annie all over again. tara, what do you think of the remake so far? >> i love it. it is fan dango's top selling family film of december. and i think it is because we can't wait to see how they did it and they did it amazing. it is so fun. >> i heard there is mixed reviews on cameron diaz as miss
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hannigan. >> i thought it was fine. it wasn't my favorite part of the movie, but the rest is just nice and current. they play with twitter and all those types of things. >> what did you think of -- >> wonderful. >> i thought she was wonderful. >> i hope she can keep going. i thought she was wonderful. >> she was so precious in that movie. >> is it exactly like annie? are there a lot of differences? >> it is -- it is more modern. it is really -- >> 2014. >> good. for all ages, you think? >> i think if you go with -- there were 4 and 5-year-old next to me and they were bored. but i think 6 and up and little girls especially will love it. >> and cute too. my 7-year-old turned to me about going back to cameron diaz, miss hannigan, she's drunk, mom. >> they can tell. >> oh, yes. >> she was great. >> moving on to ben stiller's night at the museum secret of
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the tomb. this is such a great little franchise. >> we love it already are. >> i love that these movies always bring history to life for kids in a fun and funny way and get them involved with the characters. this is about saying good-bye to the franchise. >> the final one. >> what they're doing is just loving all over the characters that we know and love already. and it is a good-bye for robin williams as well. >> what did you think when you saw him? >> heart broken. just edit it a certain way that made it feel like it was his swan song. >> i want to say this, my 7-year-old as we left the screening, turned to me and said this is best one of the three. i love this one the most. >> okay. >> stephen sondheim's "into the woods". >> what do we think? >> it is an adaptation of a broadway musical.
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>> and kind of dark. >> it is. it was intend for adults and they toned it down for the pg version. but it still has a high body count. there is -- there is, like, pecking out of eyes. it is a little unusual, little dark for kids. i would say not for 10 and under. >> what did you think? >> my 15 who gets bored, she loved it. the whole thing we were riveted to it. it is not for little kids. it is not really strong, but it is a musical. i loved it. >> the soundtrack, you're going to love it. >> and all nominated once again for a golden globe. >> my little 7-year-old, my movie critic, he turned to me and he said, first, i prewarned him, there may be scary parts and might be a wolf that is a little -- johnny depp. of course, coming from a 7-year-old, he thought he was the best character. the funniest, the coolest, the scariest, but i prewarnd him and
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goi ing from this movie, he was wowed by this film. he really -- >> shady character. if you have a 15-year-old, there is innuendo. >> now let's pretend, cold, snowy and want to stay home and cozy up to watch a movie. what is your pick? >> you want a movie that involves snow and kids stuck at home. chronicles of narnia, the first one, has all of that. the kids are stuck inside. they find this winter fantasy land, perfect. >> suzanne? >> i love freaky friday. my whole family. over and over again, mother/daughter tale, full of laughs. good old days. >> and my boys love john hughes and they love ferris beuller. >> they do? >> they do. it is my movie from the '80s. my 11-year-old and 7-year-old think it is the funniest movie. i just think it is one of those -- it is a classic and my boys just think it is hysterical the way matthew broderick takes
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off the day of school and -- they crack up my boys. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> merry christmas, happy holidays and happy new year. we're going to be back right after this with more on "today" on nbc.
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that does it for us today, everybody. >> next week, a big week. we'll tell you why. the highly anticipated much talked about premiere of "today the musical". >> starring my great pal regis philbin and the cast and crew here at the "today" show. >> you will be blown away. >> i'll tell you what it is, it is out-regis. like it? yes. >> and it is all about that bra,
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that bra. >> not the bottom. >> and a look back at all the fun we had this year. >> and what we have to look forward to in 2015. >> have a great weekend, everybody. >> get your rest. you'll need it. >> pop the popcorn. >> he's out of control.
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nbc bay area news starts now. >> good friday morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. scott mcgrew is off this morning. a lot of folks enjoying an extra day off work as they wrap up christmas celebrations across the bay area, but it is a cold one. looking live at san francisco there, oakland on your right, san jose, you can see a clear start, little breezy in some spots. let's bring in meteorologist anthony slaughter with more on how long this cold snap's going to last. >> wait until you hear this, we're talking about another week of cold weather. it's going to get colder this upcoming next few days. this morning i want to start you off with our coldest readings, alamo at 31, walnut creek

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