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♪ good morning. breaking overnight this after the dramatic hearing about the ousted ambassador. >> what did you think when you read you were going to go through some things. >> she is going to go through some things, it didn't sound good. it sounded like a threat. >> today another witness is expected to testify in the impeachment inquiry. we are live at the white house. >> fear on the football field. e.
>> chaos in the middle of a high school football game after shots ring out, sending people running for safety. two people shot, the gun left behind. this morning the search for a shooter. breaking his silence. britain's prince andrew speaking out for the first time about his friendship with accused sex trafficker jeffrey epstein. >> that -- that's the bit that's, as it were, i kick myself for on a daily basis. all of that plus screams of terror. >> somebody help me! >> police investigating after a woman's pleas for help were captured on a video doorbell camera followed by a car speeding away. was this a kidnapping? throwing the flag. the nfl handing down stiff punishments for the ugly fight between the browns and the steelers. and who is the winner? >> you got it. >> that takes you up to $17,785.
>> jep "jeopardy's" miss torinh. the answer today on november 16, 2019. from nbc news this is "today" with peter alexander and dylan dreyer. >> welcome to "today". thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. our friend shan chanel is off t morning. i'm glad you are here with us today. let's get to our top story in washington. another dramatic day in the impeachment inquiry against president trump. a state department official telling lawmakers behind closed doors he heard the president push for an investigation of the bidens. it comes as the former ambassador to ukraine testified
publicly she felt threatened by the president. we have it covered this morning from all angles including the conviction of a long-time trump ally. let's begin with nbc's white house correspondent kelly o'donnell. good morning. >> good morning, speeter. >> reporter: these two state department witnesses are critical because they extend the timeline of the famous phone call between president trump and president zelensky. democrats tried to show the president and his allies were determined to undercut the ambassador to ukraine and get her out of the way, while another witness says he overheard the president talking about the willingness to investigate the bidens. a dramatic new ear witness account in the impeachment inquiry from the state department official based in ukraine who overheard president trump and ambassador gordon sondland talking about an investigation of the bidens one day after the president's july call with ukraine's leader.
david holmes testified behind closed doors late friday that he sat with sondland in ukraine during the call. i could hear the president's voice through the ear piece of the home. holmes told lawmakers, i then heard president trump ask, so he's going to do the investigation? ambassador sondland replied that he's gonna do it, adding that president zelensky will do anything you ask him to. holmes testified sondland later said the president did not give a blank about ukraine but only cared about the, quote, big stuff, meaning the bidens. this new account follow ted several hours in the hot seat for the former ambassador to ukraine, marie yovanovitch, whose testimony prompted unexpected applause. even as yovanovitch was asked about feeling threatened by president trump -- >> what did you think when president trump told president zelensky and you read that you were going to go through some things? >> she's going to go through some things. it didn't sound good. it sounded like a threat.
>> did you feel threatened? >> i did. >> reporter: she soon encountered a real-time swipe from the president. >> ambassador yovanovitch as we sit here testifying the president trump is talking about you on twitter. >> reporter: everywhere marie yovanovitch went turned bad. she started off in somalia. how did that go? >> what effect do you have on other witnesses' willingness to come forward and expose wrong doing? >> well, it is very intimidating. >> reporter: the democracy' impeachment pointman. >> we need to view the president's actions today as part of a broader and incriminating program. >> reporter: but the president denied tampering with a witness. >> tampering is when a guy like shifty schiff doesn't let us
have lawyers or witnesses or to speak. >> reporter: tensions ran high as republicans tried to score their own points. >> mr. chairman, i have a point of order. mr. chairman, i have a point of order zbroo order. >> the gentle woman is not recognized. >> it was a legitimate concern to raise. >> i think that it could raise the appearance of a conflict of interest. >> reporter: and this is a working saturday for the impeachment inquiry. a career official from the white house budget office, mark sandy, will give testimony today and he is expected to talk about the president's delay to deliver military funding to ukraine that democrats say was part of the pressure to get an investigation of the bidens. peter. >> kelly, the president intervened late friday in three cases where members of the military were charged with war crimes. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: this was a big
development. president trump used his pardon power going against the wishes of the pentagon for three members accused war crimes. green beret matthew goldsten was accused of killing a suspected bomb maker and was set to go on trial. also pardoned, lieutenant clint lawrence was convicted of murder for ordering soldiers to fire on unarmed afghan man. the president restored the rank of convicted seal gallagher who was accused of posing wi. >> another member of president trump's inner circle headed behind bars soon. roger stone was found guilty of multiple counts friday related to the 2016 campaign. his conviction the latest to cut out of robert mueller
investigation into election interference. garrick haake has the latest for us. good the morning. >> reporter: good morning. he was found guilty of seven charges related to the wikileaks during the campaign. during the trial prosecutors said stone lied because the truth would be damaging to his long-time friend, donald trump. the self-proclaimed political dirty trickster left court with oo new title, convicted felon. he was found guilty on all seven counts against him, including lying to congress and witness tampering. still under a gag order stone had no comment friday. he down played the charges after his arrest in january. >> i believe it is a politically-motivated investigation. >> reporter: the case against stone grew out of the mueller investigation. he was convicted of lying to a house committee about his efforts to back channel with wikileaks, about the hilary clinton campaign e-mails stolen
by the russians. among the prosecution witnesses former trump strategist steve bannon. bannon said stone bragged about his connections to wikileaks. >> there really was no getting away from the fact that he did lie to congress. >> reporter: the jury also found stone guilty of witness tampering for urging his friend, randy credico, to lie about their conversations about wikileaks. stone told credico to act like a character in "the godfather" movies to lies to congress. he becomes the sixth frum associate convicted. after the verdict president trump tweeted a list of political enemies he calls liars and calls stone's conviction an historic double standard. stone will be a free man until his sentencing in february. he could face up to 20 years in prison but as a first-time non-vie leapt offender he likely will end up with a much more
lenient sentence. stone could receive a presidential pardon, something president trump has refused to rule out in the past. so far no comment from the white house on that possibility since the verdict. >> thank you. jeremy bash was the former chief of staff at the cia and department of defense under president obama. he is now an nbc news national security analyst. good morning. night to see you. >> good morning. >> let's start with this week. we have three witnesses for the democrats, all respected career public service. give us the sort of takeaway at the end of the week of what we saw that was most important. >> i think yesterday was an emotional pivot point because we knew that president trump demanded that the ukrainians investigate joe biden, president trump's possible political rival in the 2020 election. however, we didn't really understand the extent to which president trump and his allies went to great lengths to clear away any u.s. government officials who were opposing
their efforts in ukraine and how much pressure the president directly was putting on the ukrainians. so yet when ambassador yovanovitch testified it was an emotional high point. she said she felt threatened, she felt her security was in jeopardy, and after 30 years of public service to our nation she was fired, threatened and dismissed. >> one of the most dramatic moments yesterday was in real-time. we saw the reaction from the president who attacked yovanovitch as she was testifying. democrats say it amounted to witness tampering. did he complicate his defense? >> i think so. i think his twitter fingers got ahead of him once again and threatening ambassador yovanovitch on the witness stand gave a huge talking point to the democrats to say the president engages in these tactics and undermines republican's efforts to defend him. >> the white house is saying the president is entitled to his
opinion and is allowed to say what he wants. you have to wonder with jeremy holmes who said he overheard the called between gordon sondland and president trump in which they talked about the investigation into the bidens. how damaging do you think this testimony may be to president trump if and when we hear from sondland about this next week? >> again, david holmes another career professional from the state department. not a political actor, someone who devoted his life to public service. he now will testify as we know from his deposition last night that on july 26th the president spoke to gordon sondland. in fact, the phone was being held away from sondland's ear and the president was speaking so loud that david holmes heard the president's own voice demanding the investigations of the bidens. >> another full week of testimony expected next week with several hearings then. jeremy bash, thank you for your perfective. >> the teenager accused of walking into his high school and shooting classmates has died.
two people were killed when he opened fire at saugus high school thursday morning. now officials worry we may never know why he did what he did. nbc's sarah harman south side the school in santa clarita. good morning. >> reporter: hallie, good morning. this attack lasted just 16 seconds and it continues to puzzle investigators. they're still trying to work out why the suspect, a boy scout who ran cross country, opened fire on his classmates. days after a 16-year-old student gunned down two classmates, opening fire with a .45 caliber handgun, his motive remains a mystery. >> we did not find any manifesto, any diary that spilled it out, any suicide note or writings that will clearly identify his motive. >> reporter: authorities say the shooter chose his victims at random, counting out his rounds in order to save the final bullet for himself. succumbing to his injuries late friday. >> he seemed very familiar with
firing the weapon. >> reporter: law enforcement tell nbc news the weapon may have been a ghost gun similar to these, easily purchased online and assembled at home. >> they're even on youtube how to do it. you convert the kit into a gun. it is not registered and it is untraceable. >> reporter: 15-year-old gracie mullberger was one of the victims of her heart broken parents were calling a vivacious funny teen who loved starbucks and cold stone and anything else with lots of sugar in it. her brother riley writing, you were the best sister i could have asked for. 14-year-old dominic blackwell, a junior rotc student was also killed. it could have been even worse but saugus was prepared. >> this school did an active shooter drill just in the last few weeks. >> reporter: the classrooms were equipped with trauma kits. rookie teacher katie holt hailed as a hero for treat tinge an injured student. >> i did have training and the kit.
>> reporter: gause in the classroom a grim reminder of the danger students face at school. >> a vigil for sawing us high school will be held on sunday. it is open to the public to anyone who want to help remember the victims. hallie, peter. >> sarah harman in california, thank you. chaos erupted at a new jersey high school last night after a gunman opened fire at a football game injuring two people. those shots rang out during the third quarter of a state playoff game between pleasantville and camden high schools. players and referees on the field hit the ground as you saw while fans in the stands just ran away, tried to find cover anywhere. an adult man and a young boy were shot and seriously wounded. police found a gun at the scene but so far no arrests have been made. the nfl is coming down on both the cleveland browns and the pittsburgh steelers this morning with a big fine and a serious suspension for several players after that really nasty brawl at the end of "thursday
night football". it comes as another player, colin kaepernick, works out today for two dozen teams. he is hoping to get back into the nfl three years after the national controversy. nbc's blayne alexander is outside the facility where his tryouts will happen. lots of nfl headlines this morning. >> reporter: absolutely hallie. good morning to you. even though colin kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016 he has certainly not been out of the public eye, posting his own workout videos during his time off. now he is bringing his skills here to the falcons' training facility just outside of atlanta hoping a team will give him a shot. meanwhile, the league is reeling from a different incident involving separate players and an unbelievable fight on the field. >> gosh, that's one of the worst things i have ever seen on a professional sports -- >> reporter: it was the football brawl that shocked the league. this morning the nfl is handing down one of its harshest penalties ever, suspending cleveland browns defensive end
myles garrett indefinitely, out the rest of the season if not longer. with eight seconds left in thursday's game twens cleveland browns and pittsburgh steelers, a tackle turns scuffle between garrett and mason rudolph. >> whoa, hello. whoa. >> reporter: garrett ripped off his opponent's helmet and used it to slam rudolph in the head. he had just returned after suffering a concussion earlier in the season. fellow players stunned. >> he could have killed him if he hit him in the temple. >> reporter: even garrett later was apologetic. >> i made a mistake and lost my cool and i regret it. >> reporter: both teams filed $250,000 and at least two other players face lesser suspensions. >> those ejections come as another big name is trying to get back into the game. this photo shows colin kaepernick arriving in atlanta where he will take part in an unprecedented private workout organized by the nfl and open to
all 32 teams. he ignited a firestorm by kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, a protest against social injustice and police brutality. kaepernick had made clear he is ready to return, tweeting this week, "i've been in shape and ready for this for three years." >> he said that he is ready and it is a shot he has wanted so he has to do this. >> reporter: guys, today's workout will be private and closed to the media, but the nfl has said that it will send tapes of the workout and kaepernick's interview out to all 32 teams in the league. peter and hallie. >> blayne alexander, thank you much. let's turn to dylan for a check of the forecast. good morning. >> good morning, guys. it is cold and windy. look at our wind chills. it feels like 6 in burlington, 25 in new york city. it feels like 11 in rochester. tomorrow will feel like the single digits across northern new england, 20s down through the mid atlantic, and it is all because of this area of high pressure coming in from the
north. it will keep high temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average today. tomorrow we are still looking at the colder temperatures, although nantucket gets up to 48. it will be getting very windy. going into next week, temperatures should become more seasonable as philadelphia gets into the lower 50s. charlotte hit 60s. by the time we get into wednesday, same goes for nashville. here is a peek out your window. current temperature 67 in san jose. we will have more of a normal summer-like day almost because the temperatures will be warming up. right now in san francisco the main headline is all of that fog. we are certainly seeing the dense fog along the coast. here is a look at the daytime highs through the afternoon. yesterday we were in the 60s. today we will be climbing into the upper 70s in concord. 76 degrees. oakland, 67. san francisco, 62. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. still to come right here, a terrifying moment caught on camera.
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we are back on this saturday morning, with "the weekly download" our look back at the week that was. >> and the headline, that brutal cold for millions of people across most of the country. ♪ >> a polar plunge across most of the country. >> more than 235 million people facing frigid windchills. the dangerous arctic blast shattering more than 100 record lows. then, italy under water. >> winds whipping up waves in tourist areas. >> the city of water in a state
of emergency. daca, the program that lets undocumented immigrants brought here as children stay in the u.s., in jeopardy. the trump administration asking the supreme court to give it authority to send those so-called dreamers home. >> the oral argument leaves the future of that policy and the fate of nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants in jeopardy. in wisconsin, a bus driver noticing two underdressed children -- >> you don't have clothes on. >> rescuing them from the cold. >> everybody keeps saying that i'm a hero. but i'm also a mother. at the end of the day, i would hope that somebody would do the same for my kids. a stunning charge about the houston astros world series win two years ago. >> the team used a camera to steal opposing team signs. >> team employees accused of making loud bangs when an
offspeed pitch was coming. the astros and major league baseball is investigating. a short-order cook short on help when late-night customers started pitching in. >> i don't think there's anything that special. he needed help. so, i got up and helped out. some of the week's most dramatic moments caught on camera. a horrifying head-on train collision in southern india. 12 people hurt in the crash. a school bus driver in oregon, in handcuffs, charged with driving under the influence, after driving the bus into a ditch. none of the kids were hurt. and a surreal sight when a whale swam under a group of surfers, even flicking one away with its tail. finally, dance moms, more like dance dads. this father/daughter class went viral after the studio posted the video of young ballerinas twirling with their dad. >> i think that's a glimpse into the alexander household.
>> that looks like our house monday through friday. i pick them up like baby and patrick swayze. being a dad with a daughter is so much fun. these guys know what it feels like. >> love that. still to come here, the rise of the superbug. and why our overuse of antibiotics could be to blame. through rain, wind and snow, the preschool that's keeping kids outside all day long. and a little room makeover, as calvin and i
let's take a live look outside. beautiful downtown san jose. i love the peacefulness of the morning. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm marianne favro, and vaney arana is here with a look at a dry weekend. >> a dry weekend but fog to start yet again throughout portions of the bay area, especially around the coastline. in san jose though, 57 degrees. a little cloudy to start. look at the fog though over san francisco. 55 degrees. we can expect to see the fog linger through the first half of the morning. we are down to limited visibility in through san carlos and san leandro. we are talking less than a quarter of a mile. along the coastline, down to
about a quarter of a mile. in through the afternoon i have good news. we will get some solid clearing. we are talking beautiful, sunny skies and temperatures about ten degrees warmer than we have been at the past few days. a lot of people have been asking about real rain, not the drizzle we saw earlier this week. i will go over that timeline at 7:00 a.m. and have all of the details. >> thank you. contra costa county sheriff painting a gruesome picture of what happened inside the orinda airbnb rental halloween night that left five dead. new video released of one of the suspects trying to get away by jumping through a second story window of an antioch home on thursday. these dramatic pictures along with new details as authorities describe what happened halloween night. >> in my 32 years of law enforcement i have never seen a homici homicide scene like this ever. it was a blood bath inside the home. >> on thursday in separate raids police arrested five suspects.
four of them facing charges of murder and conspiracy, one of them said to be the party promoter, is behind bars on suspicion of being an accessory. the sheriff said two of the victims were armed with guns. authorities are still looking for more suspects this morning. a bizarre collision on the runway in san antonio, texas. it involves a private jet from san jose. that plane reportedly had a fuel leak. the faa says one of the private planes was taxiing when it clipped a wing of the other plane. no one was hurt and it is unclear if there were any passengers aboard either plane. the jet from san jose is registered to a company called pi lot point consult answery of sunnyvale. we have a follow-up to the dramatic demolition in cupertino, a demolition that almost went wrong when a wall came crashing down as cars drove by yesterday. the developer, sand hill properties, told us despite what it looks like it went according
to plan. they said the wall came down in a zone cleared by construction worker. the demolition is almost complete and crews will begin working on the parking structure across the street. coming up this morning on "today in the bay" it is art imitating life. the new play at san jose state opening the eyes of the audience and actors. that please your stop stories coming up at 7:00. right now, back to the "today" show. ♪
♪ what do you mean i'm sorry, by the way ♪ ♪ never coming back we're back on a saturday morning, november 16th, 2019. that's the enormous line here in manhattan, outside our studio. they're not here to see the "today" show. they're here to see "snl." they've been there for a couple days. >> i thought they were here for you, peter, when you got out of the car. they're lined up for stand-by tickets, to see harry styles, doing double duty as host and musical guest on "snl." some of the people have been here since tuesday. we wish them the best of luck.
and maybe some hot chocolate later on. >> we should go out. it was 33 degrees out there. >> unbelievable. >> we'll have the latest on "snl" in a bit. first, a check of the headlines this half hour. new information in the impeachment inquiry of president trump. david holmes testified behind closed doors on friday, that he overheard the president talking on a phone call about the investigation of the bidens. that call came a day after the president's controversial call with ukraine's leader. and in dramatic public testimony, the former ambassador to ukraine, marie yovanovitch testified about her removal from her post and feeling threatened by president trump. her testimony prompted unexpected applause at the end of that hearing. good news for a young girl shot while trick or treating. she's been released from a chicago hospital. we're dogging about the
7-year-old shot in the neck and chest on halloween night. prosecutors say the bull et cetera pubullets were intended r a rival gang member. a dramatic rescue caught on camera. two police officers saving a woman from a fiery crash in farmville, virginia. body cam video shows one of the officers approaching the vehicle and cutting off the unconscious woman's seat belt with a pocket knife. he pulls her out to safety, as the car you see there became engulfed in blameflames. the driver was the only person in that vehicle. she was taken to the hospital and is in critical but stable condition. police in los angeles are investigating a chilling and disturbing incident. a woman caught screaming for help on a video doorbell camera. officials are wondering if this is a kidnapping in progress. it's the latest in a series of crimes that are caught on these
cameras. kathy park is here for more. this is tough to listen to. >> reporter: tough to watch, for sure, guys. good morning. a witness describes the incident as two people in a speeding car, a suspect in the driver's seat and a woman screaming as her head was pulled backwards. the police are asking for the public's health while lp while troubling video. [ screaming ] >> reporter: chilling screams echo through this los angeles neighborhood, startling residents tuesday night. police releasing this doorbell video. in it, you can hear a woman shouting for help and a man, believed to be the suspect, apologizing. >> sorry. sorry. >> reporter: seconds later, you see a white prius speeding off. and now, police say they're investigating a possible kidnapping. >> somebody help me. >> reporter: crimes have been repo recorded on doorbell cameras
before. in october, a southern california man grab bed his estranged girlfriend by the hair and dragged her off the porch. the video leading to the arrest of robert mendez, who pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and other charges. in may, an 8-year-old in texas was snatched by complete stranger, michael webb, who police say pulled the girl into his car and then fled. her mother tried jumping into the moving car but was pushed out. >> help me. help me, please. my daughter just got kidnapped. >> reporter: webb was found guilty on a federal charge of kidnapping. >> who thinks something like this happening in the middle of broad daylight. it's shocking. it would shock anyone anywhere, right? >> reporter: companies like ring are working with hundreds of law enforcement agencies to be the new neighborhood watch. >> they're providing real-time information using this technology. >> reporter: technology that is helping police catch all types of crime, from package theft -- >> put that down. >> reporter: to brazen robbery.
and this morning, detectives in los angeles are hoping these clues captured on camera, will lead them to the person calling for help. police are describing the possible kidnapping victim as a black feel with dark, braided hair. and the suspect is a black male. one witness observed plastic wrap over the passenger side window. a lot of questions about how this started. >> kathy park, thank you for that. >> that audio is so upsetting. dylan is back with another check of the forecast. >> good morning. we're looking at the coast at storm that's bringing rain and wind to the southeast. we have some coastal flood advisories, coastal flood watches and warnings. most of the rain is sitting over georgia and also south carolina right now. that will slowly move up through the carolinas through the weekend. you see it just creeping up into north carolina today. and then, as we go into tomorrow, we will still see most of the outer banks under that heavier rain. and the rain stays offshore for
most of the northeast on sunday, and then backs in across new england, where we could see in the higher elevations and the colder spots, some mixing, blending in with the rainfall. highest rainfall totals would be out across the outer banks, where we could see five inches of rain. it will be a miserable weekend for your folks. we're looking for gusty winds. perhaps, today, up to 60 or 65 miles per hour. that could cause some beach erosion and rough surf. and we have mountain snow in the morn rockies. above-average temperatures through the plains. the eastern third of the country is chilly. right now in san jose, 57 degrees, but certainly we have the dense fog once again this morning. look at san francisco right now, that's all fog. 55 degrees. the temperatures are also chilly. the fog and visibility is down to about a quarter of a mile in san francisco, a quarter of a mile in oakland and san carlos.
santa cruz just a little under three miles. today's microclimate highs will be warmer. don't worry, by the afternoon the sun will come out and temperatures will climb into the mid 70s and upper 70s. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you much. still to come, kanye is taking his sunday service to tens of thousands of people this weekend, as he gets ready to perform at joel osteen's beg church in houston. church in houston. > and a>>
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doesn't need desks and where teachers pivot from reading and math to hiking and gardening. washington became the first state in the country to license outside preschool. and tiny free trees gave us a e into a leafy, new world where the goals are anything but tiny. just a few miles north of seattle, you'll find a place light years from your traditional classroom. an educational movement on the march. do you get dirty? >> our hands get dirty. >> reporter: here, kids can soak up their environment, without getting too soaked by it. >> we like to say, there's no such thing as bad weather. only bad clothing. >> reporter: buttoned up with raincoats, and boots, children of tiny trees discover the wound of nature. outside. not just part of the time, all the time. >> these are bigger than your head. >> no. >> reporter: tiny frees was
borne out of the need for affordable preschool. >> there's a crisis of child care. so many families can't afford child care. when you eliminate the cost of having a brick and mortar facility, you can invest the majority of your budget into a great staff and supporting children. >> reporter: the pristine pacific northwest is proving the perfect environment for a natural classroom. >> there's some people that thought we were a little crazy for putting our kid outside every, single day, no matter the weather. but we've been thrilled. >> reporter: washington is the first state in the country to license outdoor preschools. in spite of seattle's well-known rain, researchers say kidding learning in this environment will end up healthier than those with a roof over their heads. amber is one of them. and she's working with parents and their kids at tiny trees, to help prove it. anything study anything like this before, amber? >> no. >> reporter: you're the first one? >> yeah. the first one to look at kids outside all the time.
>> reporter: she expects to demonstrate kids learning in this environment will have better physical and emotional health. and she's using technology to track it all. measuring movement. sleep quality. and digestive health. 4-year-old sam is participating in the study, showcasing the benefits of outdoor learning, but unplugged lesson plans in a digital age, replacing phones with stones. and screens with greens. >> we have our entire lives to spend indoors and to be in front of a screen. and kids don't really need it. they learn by interacting with one another, by having fantastic teachers, by being exposed to mud and sticks and slime. >> they are learning literacy scho skills, mathematics, observing things and counting things. >> reporter: it's an entirely new lens, for learning the seasons and the rain. one, two, three.
>> yay. >> reporter: in whatever form that may take. >> sam, that looks like so much fun. i think about in the northeast, right? when the temperatures can get dangerously cold. you have crazy rainstorms. what are the chances that something like this goes nationwide? >> reporter: those are legitimate concerns, ducators he expanded. the folks from there have heard from people in california and illinois. the people in the northwest and the northeast, it might not work everywhere. i say that with caution. some families in certain climates, this is a great option. as they say at tiny frees, it is all about the clothes. >> the woman you interviewed. no such thing as bad weather, but bad clothing for the weather you're actually in. >> reporter: a motto to live by. >> thank you, sam. great story. >> love this idea. >> trading screens for greens. i'll take that home with me.
still to come here on "today," prince andrew speaking out for the first time about his relationship with accused sex trafficker, jeffrey epstein and how he let the royal family down. and standing with taylor. fans coming to t. swift's defense, after she was blocked from singing her own songs at the upcoming american music awards. >> but first, these messages. ♪
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taking a live look outside at fremont this morning. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm marianne favreau. vianey arana is here with a look at the weekend forecast. >> good morning. we have the fog rolling through. this is a live look at walnut creek. it is also chilly, 41 degrees in santa rosa. 52, san francisco. palo alto, 52. san jose, 57 degrees. but we have limited visibility through san carlos, oakland and napa, down to about a quarter of a mile. there's a dense fog advisory for the north bay, san francisco and
interior valleys through 9:00 a.m. that means that the visibility has gone down to less than a half a mile. microclimate highs for today will be warmer, and i think you will enjoy it because we will get a lot more sunshine today. but we also have dry conditions, we have winds kicking up through tomorrow, and of course i will have a look at what to expect for the workweek. are we talking rains, keeping dry conditions? i'll have that answer for you at 7:00 a.m. >> thanks a lot. well, contra costa county sheriff is painting a gruesome people tour of what happened inside the orinda airbnb rental halloween night that left five dead. the sheriff's department releasing video of one of the suspects trying to get away by jumping through a second story window of an antioch home on thursday. these dramatic pictures, along with new details, as authorities describe what happened halloween night. >> in my 32 years of law enforcement, i have never seen a homicide scene like this ever.
it was a blood bath inside the home. on thursday in separate raids police arrested five suspects, four of them facing charges of murder and conspiracy, one of them said to be the party promoter, is behind bars of suspicion of being an accessory. the sheriff says two victims were armed with guns as well. authorities are looking for more suspects this morning. a bizarre collision on the runway in san antonio, texas. it involves a private jet from san jose. that plane reportedly had a fuel leak. the faa says one of the private planes was taxiing when it clipped the wing of the other plane. no one was hurt and it is unclear if there were any passengers aboard either plane. the jet from san jose is registered to a company called pilot point consult yanancy of sunnyvale. a demolition in cupertino almost went wrong when a wall came crashing down as cars drove by.
yesterday the developer, sand hill properties, told us despite what it looks like it went according to plan. they said the wall came down in a zone that construction workers had cleared. the dem situatiolition is almos complete and crews will now begin work on the parking structure across the street. coming up this morning on "today" in the bay, is art imitating life? the new play at san jose state opening the eyes of the audience and actors. that plus your top stories coming up at 7:00. right now back to the "today" show. ♪ just because we're super hungry... ...doesn't mean you got to spend a lot! because denny's brought back the super slam™. with eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage and pancakes.
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breaking his silence. prince andrew talks about his friend, jeffrey epstein. >> that's the part i kick myself for on a daily basis. >> why prince andrew is now apologizing to the royal family. and bah humburg, a texas family outraged after they were asked to take down their christmas decorations. how soon is too soon to put up your decorations? today, saturday, november 16th, 2016. ♪ start every day the right way, today. >> all the way from california and we're freezing. >> we got birthdays. >> hello to our friends in houston. >> only thing left on my bucket list is to meet dilly-dilly.
>> good morning. welcome back to "today," on a frigid saturday morning. these brave folks braving the windchill. >> it is chilly and windy. we have a lot to celebrate on this plaza. >> can we celebrate friends of ours we just met, celebrating their 7th birthday. are you guys doing okay back there? >> are your facing frozen? are you okay? >> yes. >> here's a hand warmer. you can call it a nose warmer. >> happy birthday, you two. >> these guys from lancaster, pennsylvania. nice to see you. we have a lot to get to. let's start with today's news and the latest on the impeachment inquiry against the president. on friday, a state department official told lawmakers he overheard the president on a phone call pushing for an investigation into the bidens. nbc's white house correspondent, kelly o'donnell, has more on all
of it. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, hallie. a veteran ambassador testified about the smear campaign against her coming from the president and his allies. that was leading up to the key event, when president trump asked ukraine's leader for a favor. and a new witness has come forward saying he overheard the president getting an update on the telephone about what ukraine's president would do for him. >> mr. holmes -- >> reporter: a dramatic new earwitness account in the impeachment inquiry. from the state department official based in ukraine, who overheard president trump and ambassador gordon sondland, talking about an investigation of the bidens, one day after the president's july call with ukraine's leader. david holmes testified behind closed doors late friday, that he sat with sondland in ukraine during the call. i could hear the president's voice through the earpiece of the phone. holmes told lawmakers, i then heard president trump ask, so, he's going to do the investigation?
ambassador sondland replied that, he's going to do it. adding president zelensky will do anything you ask him to. holmes said that the president did not give a blank about ukraine but only cared about the, quote, big stuff, meaning the bidens. this new account followed several hours in the hot seat for the former ambassador to ukraine, marie yovanovitch, whose testimony prompted unexpected applause. even as yovanovitch was asked about feeling threatened by president trump -- >> what did you think when president trump told president zelensky and you read that you were going to go through some things? >> she's going to go through some things -- it didn't sound good. it sounded like a threat. >> did you feel threatened? >> i did. >> reporter: she soon encountered a real-time swipe from the president. >> ms. yovanovitch, as we're testifying, the president is attacking you on twitter. >> reporter: president trump
undercut her 33 years of service. everywhere marie yovanovitch went turned bad. she started off in somalia. how did that go? >> what affect do you think that has on other witnesses' willingness to come forward and expose wrongdoing? >> well, it's very intimidating. >> reporter: the democrats' impeachment point man -- >> we need to view the president's actions today as part of a broader and incriminating pattern of conduct. >> reporter: but the president denied tampering with the star witness. >> i'll tell you about what tampering is. tampering is when a guy like shifty schiff doesn't let us have lawyers. tampering is when schiff doesn't let us have witnesses or speak. >> reporter: tensions ran high as republicans tried to score their own points. >> mr. chairman, i have a point of order. >> not recognized. >> reporter: republicans used the ambassador to draw attention to some state department concerns about hunter biden's
lucrative ukraine company board position, while his father was vice president. >> it was a legitimate concern to raise. >> i think that it could raise the appearance of a conflict of interest. >> reporter: saturday is not a day off for the impeachment inquiry. there will be closed door testimony today from a career white house official from the office of management and budget, mark sandy. it is expected he will be talking about the hold on military aid to ukraine the democrats say was a bargaining chip, trying to get ukrainian leaders to do an investigation of the bidens. hallie? pete center. >> peter? >> kelly o'donnell, live at the white house. the gunman in that tragic high school shooting has died. his motive may remain a mystery, has the that community mourns two young lives lost on thursday, as he opened fire.
sarah harman is outside the high school in santa clarita. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this lasted 16 seconds and it puzzles investigators. they're trying to work out why the suspect, a boy scout that ran cross country, opened fire on his classmates on the morning of his 16th birthday. now that the shooter has succumb to his injuries, there's concern he could take his motivation with him to the grave. investigators say they have not found a manifesto, a diary or a suicide note. and they've conducted 40 interviews to try to get to the bottom of why he did this. his victims, dominick blackwell and gracie muleberger, were 14 and 15 years old. they will be remembered at a vigil on sunday. it is open to the public to anyone who wants to commemorate their lives. peter? hallie? >> sarah, thank you so much. other headlines to get to this morning, including the dramatic turn of events of a
death row inmate just days from his execution. convicted murderer rodney reed has been granted an indefinite stay. his name may be familiar was celebrities have been depetitioning the texas governor to stop the execution. he was accused of killing stacy stits in 1996. his attorneys may have new evidence that could clear him of murder. a record-shattering day on friday for the stomach. the dow closed above 28,000 on friday for the first time ever. the market announcing to white house announcement of progress in trade talks with china. the other two averages, the s&p and nasdaq hit records. time for a weekend "morning boost." a lot of love for a school crossing guard. he's been helping kids cross the street for 16 years. he's always ready with a piece of candy and maybe a treat for the pup. when his car was totaled, they
all decided to give him something. you're not going to believe it. a new ride. conrad couldn't believe it, either. >> don't pinch me. i'm afraid i'll wake up. >> we love conrad. >> you have to love that. they had money to pay stomaome conrad's bills. >> i love that. a man who loves his job. >> i hope that echoes in his ears. still to come here, prince andrew of prison speak ibritain breaking his i saved hundreds on my car insurance
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what he's saying. people around the world are watching what prince andrew has to say here. >> reporter: they certainly are. and the anticipation surrounding this interview, that happened right here at buckingham palace is tough to overstate. for months, prince andrew had been communicating through carefully-worded statements. now, for the first time, we hear from him in his own words. >> i have no recollection of ever meeting this lady. none whatsoever. >> reporter: this morning, the duke of york firing back, facing tough questions about his ties to jeffrey epstein. this appears to be andrew saying good-bye to a young woman at the door of epstein's new york mansion, some time after epstein was designated a sex offender. >> the problem is, once he had been convicted, i stayed with him. and that's the bit that, as it were, i kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not
something that was becoming of a member of the royal family. and we try to uphold the highest standards and practices. i let them down. >> reporter: back in august, andrew told nbc news, at no time during the limited time did i see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction. the duke of york said he set him up with virginia roberts, pictured here when she was 17. in an exclusive interview, roberts described a time with the prince, after a night out at the club. >> i hopped in the car. and he said he's coming back to the house. and i want you to do for him what you do for epstein. i couldn't believe it. >> prince andrew, of course, denies this ever happened. >> he denies it ever happened.
and he's going to keep denying it ever happened. he knows the truth and i know the truth. >> you don't remember? >> no. >> reporter: this morning, despite maintaining his innocence, critics are saying by doing this, the prince is opening himself up to further scrutiny. in the meantime, the estate of jeffrey epstein wants to create a fund for the victims, if signed off by a judge, could entitle them to monetary damages. >> morgan chesky, live in london. thank you. outside and dylan on the plaza with another check of the forecast. a cold one. >> it is cold. you heard them at the top of the show. can i hear it again? >> the only thing on my bucket list is to meet dilly-dilly. >> awesome. >> thank you so much. where are you from? >> south carolina. >> it's a little cold for you. >> yes. >> it's raining in south
carolina. there's a coastal storm that's going to make its way up the east coast as we go through the weekend. we're looking at bitter windchills. it's cold here in new york. windchill of 25. across new england, it's in the single digits this morning. more of the same tomorrow morning. back through cleveland, it will feel like 21 degrees. and the reason why it will feel so cold is because the windstorm will make its way up the east coast. through north carolina, gusts up to 60 or 65 miles per hour today. tomorrow in the northeast, we could see gusts up to 25 to 45 miles per hour. it will be blustery and cold across the northeast. back through the plains, that's where we're going to see above-average temperatures. it look s nice out there. 50s and 60s, very pleasant. that fog is taking over yet again. we are under a dense fog advisory for the north bay, the interior and through the east bay and through san francisco. look at the limited visibility we are seeing up there santa rosa, down to about a quarter of
a mile. oakland, a quarter of a mile and through san carlos as well. we expect to keep the fog through the first half of the morning, and by the afternoon the great news is we get clearing skies and warmer temperatures. 76, concord. 67, oakland. 73, san jose. >> and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> a windy and chilly new york morning. dylan, thank you very much. still to come, kanye behind bars but not like you may think. his secret performance at two texas jails.
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performing her old songs at the upcoming american music awards. for its part, big machine says swift's claims are based on false information. but swift's camp is fighting back, revealing the label owes her millions of dollars in unpaid royalties from her first six albums. it's been getting ugly for a while. camilla cabello is joining the support for the singer. cabello writing, i can't imagine how hard this must be for you, taylor swift. and whatever needs to happen, needs to happen. >> she has a huge fan base. public pressure will build on the record label here. >> they're a big record label. they're digging their feet in. what is the tournament of champions finals? it's the "jeopardy!" event that has all-stars vying for the $250,000 grand prize and serious bragging rights. james holzhauer, "jeopardy!"
james, he got payback against emma, the librarian who ended his streak. but for james, emma and francois, it came down to last night. ♪ >> japan and russia. what did he wager today? you have won $250,000. >> james lived up to his nickname, taking the top spot. the $250,000 brings his "jeopardy!" winnings to just over $2.7 million, which puts him behind two other people. >> $250,000 for this guy is just like change. >> right? i know. thanks. >> i love watching it. i have to say, i'm more of a "wheel of fortune" girl. >> really? because you know the answers a itle wi better? and on to kanye west. he's been holding sunday services in recent weeks. and the latest one held behind
bars on friday, as he performed two secret concerts for inmates at the harris county jail and the baker street jail in texas. tomorrow, he takes it to joel osteen's megachurch. and we have more. >> reporter: kanye west. an acclaimed rapper to his fans. ♪ make me stronger >> reporter: just as well-known for his controversial behavior. now, answering a new calling from above. with his album "jesus is king," released in october. kanye announcing he became a born-again christian, earlier this year. >> now that i'm in service to christ, my job is to spread the gospel. >> reporter: spreading that word through his weekly sunday service. ♪ jesus walks >> reporter: someday kanye will share his faith journey and music ministry with joel osteen. he is no stranger to public
backlash himself. criticized in 2017 for not opening his church doors to texans displaced by hurricane harvey. >> we were waiting for the right time. really, lakewood is always open. >> reporter: the megachurch is expecting record turnout, making tickets available to more than 45,000 people. while some are quick to call the invite a moneymaking opportunity for both kanye and osteen, kim kardashian praised the move on "the view." >> kanye started this to heal himself. he's had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by christ. >> reporter: kanye says this rebirthma marks his end as an entertainer and a new chapter with a higher purpose. for "today," simone boyce, nbc news. still to come, more from
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take a live look outside over san francisco from san bruno mountain. look at all of that fog. well, good morning and thank you for joining us. i i'm marianne favro and vianey arana. >> don't let the fog fool you. we will be seeing warmer temperatures and clearing by the afternoon. a live look at what is supposed to be the golden gate bridge but you can barely make it out there. look at the fog and visibility, down to a quarter of a mile. any time it gets down to a quarter of a mile they typically
issue a dense fog advisory and it is in place through 9:00 a.m. we will look at the temperatures as you head out the door. i know people in the east coasts are in the 30s but this is chilly for us. microclimate highs will be comfortable today. 70 in palo alto. 73, santa rosa. interior valley, 76. we are 10 to 12 degrees warmer compared to the last two days so you will notice the sunshine. >> it is all relative, right? >> yes. kman changes ahead. con tran costa sheriff painting a gruesome people tour of what happened inside the airbnb rental halloween night that left five dead. the sheriff's department releasing video of one trying to get away by jumping from a second story of an antioch home on thursday. these dramatic pictures along with new details as authorities describe what happened halloween night. >> in my 32 years of law enforcement i have never seen a
homicide scene like this ever. it was a blood bath inside the home. >> on thursday in separate raids police arrested five suspects, four of them facing charges of murder and conspiracy. one of them, said to be the party promoter, is behind bars on suspicion of being an accessory. the sheriff says two of the victims were all armed with guns. authorities are still looking for more suspects. a bizarre collision on the runway in san antonio, texas. it involves a private jet from san jose. that plane reportedly had a fuel leak. the faa says one of the private planes was taxiing when it clipped the wing of the other plane. no one was hurt and it is unclear if there were any passengers aboard either plane. the jet from san jose is registered to a company called pilot point consultancy of sun valley. we have a follow up to the dramatic demolition at a mall in
cupertino, a demolition that almost wept wrong as a wall crashed down as cars drove by. the developer says despite what it looks like it went according to plan. they said the wall came down in a zone construction workers had clear evidence. the dem situatiolition is almos. crews will then begin work on the parking structure across the street. the new play at san jose state opening the eyes of the audience and its actors. that plus all of your top stories coming up at 7:00. right now, back to the "today" show. ♪
we are back on a saturday morning, november 16th, 2019. we have a great crowd. >> yes. >> with us on the plaza. >> look at all of the people. a lot have been out here for hours. >> that wasn't just enthusiasm. >> i know. try to stay warm. we have a lot on this half-hour of today. we're going to introduce you to the former olympian who is making a difference in the lives of children in one new york neighborhood. how learning suspen ining to fe teaching them life lessons.
and calvin and i are talking our spare bedroom and turning it into calvin's room. we'll show you how to maximize the space that you have. >> that's hugely important. is there anything more important than a toasty grilled cheese and hot chocolate on a cold day? nope. that's just what we're cooking up this morning. if you use the gadgets in your kitchen in a new way. >> good gadgets and dust them off. how soon is too soon to start decorating for the holidays? >> we'll get to that. but one texas neighborhood found out that early november is too soon. that's what one family found when they were told to deck the halls but not so fast. this family is in the holiday spirit. >> this is a snowman. it's a big one. >> reporter: but the homeowners association seems to be acting like a grinch.
>> that's a first. >> when is the right time to put up? >> reporter: nick and claudia decked out their san antonio home on november 1st. they wanted to get it done early, ahead of the arrival of the newest member of their family. >> december 25th, the due date. >> reporter: a few days later, a letter arrived. the local homeowners association says ipt's too soon. asking them to remove the decorations until closer to the holiday season. when is that? it doesn't say. >> the christmas spirit. we're not going to take it down. >> the ornaments, santa and snowmen are a welcome sight to some. >> these are the holidays. this is what we do. >> nick says they're keeping them up. and soon, the whole neighborhood will be merry and bright. >> in a couple days, everybody will have decorations up. >> we take care of neighbors. that's what we do. that's what a neighborhood is about. >> we did reach out to the home
j homeowners association for comment. november 1st, you have the green light to go. >> really? after thanksgiving. >> we'll buy the tree after thanksgiving. >> we have a giant tree behind us. we're not one to judge. >> good point. a final check of the weather with dylan. >> you don't need me to tell you it's cold and windy and it will get colder and windier. for now, it's bringing a lot of rain to georgia along the coast and into south carolina. in the great lakes, temps 10 to 20 degrees below average. it's above average in the western plains. in the rockies, mountain snow in the higher elevations. and tomorrow, we're going to continue to see the colder temperatures work their way back into the upper midwest. we could see snowshowers. very, very windy through the mid-atlantic and in the northeast. tomorrow morning's windchills will be brutal. it will dry out through the carolinas and into georgia tomorrow.
this is a live look right now at the golden gate bridge, but the fog is definitely taking over especially along the coastline up the north bay and into portions of the interior east bay many down to half a mile in oakland. less than quarter of a mile for san carlos. remember, the dense fog advisory is in place through 9:00 a.m. here is a current look at the temperatures. 43 in santa rosa. the daytime highs will be comfortable so make sure to pack a light sweater for the morning that you can shed in the afternoon because we will be climbing into the mid 70s through the night. >> and that's your latest forecast. don't go far. by far, i mean, let's go inside. teaming up to get the new room before the baby arrives. up next, how kids taking fencing lessons are getting life lessons, too. first, these messages. ♪(music playing)
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as we countdown to tokyo, we want to introduce you to an olympian that is making a difference for thousands of children in new york. >> peter westbrook is teaching kids how to fence. he should know after competing in the olympics six times. ron allen tells us that westbrook is changing their kids' lives. >> reporter: every saturday morning kids learn how to perry and thrust. under the watchful gaze of peter westbrook, who looks at his
young swashbucklers and sees a lot of himself. >> whatever it might be. single-parent home. abuse in a family. drugs in a community. whatever struggles they've gone through, i've done the same thing. we show them how to overcome it here. >> reporter: the first african-american to win a medal in the sport, bronze in 1984. >> the bronze medal to theo westbrook of new york city. >> reporter: he grew up in a new york housing project, life going nowhere, until his mother told him there was a long line of samurai warriors in the family. told him to pick up fencing and paid him $5 to do it. she bribed you. >> you lose more than you win. you learn how to get up and struggle again. you learn how to get up and struggle a little better. that ais the lesson of life.
>> reporter: aaron, now being raised by his grandparents, because his parents were incapable of taking care of him. >> at one point, he started to close down, almost completely. his sense of self has changed tremendously. >> reporter: westbrook says 95% of his fencers go on to college. he runs a tight ship. >> my man with the glasses, get over here. >> reporter: with infectious energy and boundless wisdom. >> we don't want to look for people that do not have our interests. >> reporter: the waiting list to get in is years long. >> there's 30 or 40 people ahead of you. >> he'll be 100 years old. >> reporter: westbrook is patient with beginners who have never picked up a foil in their life. >> i'm not going to hurt you. give me a blade. stand right here, don't move. i'm not going to hurt you. just a sound. it doesn't hurt you. ron, i can't wait to fence you. >> reporter: mostly, he has
created a community of winners, with athletes and olympians that have returned here to teach. molly learned fencing here 15 years ago. the olympics, what would that mean to you? >> everything and more. >> reporter: now, a national champion and medical student, hoping to represent the usa in tokyo in 2020. >> there's no other program like this. these people are involved in our lives. they care how we're doing as individuals. >> reporter: it started with a handful of kids. everything paid for with money from westbrook's own pocket. since then, several thousand youngsters have completed the program, what westbrook calls olympians in life. >> we show the kids that it's the community of giving back, after you uplift yourself, you uplift your family and community. >> reporter: for "today," ron allen, nbc news, new york. >> so great. >> i love that guy. the life lessons. i'm glad that ron is safe. the idea you can endure, you
will overcome. you don't associate that always with fencing. but he teaches that direction. >> an incredible program. what a compelling story. a lot coming up. including dylan, baby number two on the way. dylan and calvin team up with a design expert to get everything ready for the new addition. >> we're going to be back after this.
♪ we're back on this saturday morning. and the clock, as you heard, is ticking for dylan, as she's getting ready for this new baby. >> you're pregnant? two months, not even. how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling good. starting to get ready? >> just about ready. i'm due in early january. there's so much to do. i was just talking about nesting. one item on our list is to turn the spare bedroom into calvin's new room.
it's not the easiest task because we wanted calvin to feel like he was involved in all this. i can thankfully say that now it has been checked off the list. for the last three years, calvin has been our whole world. but as you can see, things are about to change, starting with his room. so, the baby is going to get this room, which means calvin needs a new room. but in new york city, space is kind of hard to come by. i have called in the experts to help. >> good to see you. >> reporter: shall we do this? >> let's design calvin's dream room. >> reporter: welcome to calvin's empty room. what are your tips for this space? >> maximize the floor plan. number two, choose functional furniture. go vertical. number four, pick closed storage. clutter can build up quickly. number five, make the walls work. >> i think we need to go shopping. >> we need to go shopping. >> reporter: first, we need a little helper. >> i think we do.
♪ >> reporter: calvin, which one do you like? you like that one? you like the colors? what's your number one pick for getting a kids room ready. >> take the personality of your child and build upon that. >> reporter: should we get your baby brother a toy at the toy store? >> yeah. >> reporter: on we go to the next store. going on an adventure? >> one, two, three. >> reporter: hey, cal? >> yeah. >> reporter: do you see anything here that your baby brother might like? you want to give this to him? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: it's time. >> hi. >> reporter: how are you? everything arrived. >> yay. >> reporter: now, i have a hot mess. >> okay. let's get to work. >> reporter: the rugs down, furniture assembled. now, time to contain the
clutter. all of it. >> let's reclaim the space. all of the books will have a perfect home. >> books in basket. >> yes. >> reporter: same goes for toys and teddy bears, too. >> now that we organized, we can put everything away. >> reporter: place lesser-used toys up high. and bonus pops of color will add a nice touch. >> the bookcase is open. it is a good place to display things that are meaningful. all of his toys should be at the bottom. >> reporter: i like the labels with the words and the picture. so, calvin can help clean up, too. create a sitting area that doubles as storage. theme or no theme? bedding is an easy way to personalize a space. i couldn't have done this. should we get calvin? >> let's get him.
♪ >> reporter: what do you think? >> it's my toys. >> reporter: those are your toys. >> wow. wow. i got a choo choo train. >> this is your bed. you want to see it? let's go look. whoa. i love you. my gosh. he was a part of the whole thing. but to see the video of it, it's just so special. >> it's so cool. >> baby number two, we're so concerned about him. we didn't want him to feel like he was getting kicked out of his room by the baby. >> you made a special thing for him. >> i love the train drawer. >> it's a trundle bed. you build the train set once and put it in the drawer and push it away. i have no decorator sense. you can't always afford a decorator to come in and decorate your apartment. but so many stores like pottery
barn, west elm, ethan allen, lazy-boy, they have designers that come to your room and give you advice. >> including furniture? >> yes. you can buy everything or nothing. if you're remodeling any room in your house, ask if the store offers this because it really is a good way to have a professional-looking room without the cost. >> right now, your husband is texting you to say, they should see what the room looks like ri right now. >> the same. we're going to do a little bit of live cooking. we're grilling cheese. grilled cheese, they call it. spiked beverages, too. comfort food for a chilly weekend. weekend. >>oming up c great presentation, tim. weekend. >>oming up c could you email me the part about geico making it easy to switch and save hundreds? oh yeah, sure. um.
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>> and monterey jack. and whatever kind of bread. instead of doing this grilled cheese in a pan, we're going to do this in a waffle iron. >> you call this a grilled cheese bar, right? >> yeah. what would you like to do? we can do cheddar and a condiment inside the sandwich. >> you get creative and tell me. >> spicy or sweet? >> i'm going to go sweet. >> it's so delicious. orange marmalade, a little bit. >> when you lead with, this is going to sound a little weird -- >> it's like mustard. >> mustard. this is sriracha mayo. this can be tangy and salty. i like sweet/salty. just a little bit. >> you told me to dunk it in your hot chocolate. >> i'm totally in heaven right now. >> we need to get dylan the second round. >> and some apple cider. i think dunking in the hot ch k
chocolate is a better bet. >> what cheese do you like with this? >> i'm going to do cheddar. >> i might eat this whole thing. >> i know. it's so good. >> if you're using a nonstick waffle iron, you need to butter the bread a little bit. and spread to the edge. >> i'll do the spreading. >> you'll do the spreading? >> both sides. >> both sides. just a little bit. that will be perfect. and throw it right in there. >> made a little mess. don't tell. >> that's okay. nobody's watching. >> nobody's watching. >> you let that sit. don't press too hard. this is the thing. this is what you get at the end. see how some of the cheese -- i don't know if you can see it. it leaked out and got brown. that's the best part. that's the crunchy, golden cheese. >> and two of them -- >> they stick together. you did that perfectly. you want to eat both, right? >> a wise man. >> that has the monterey jack. >> the crisp is what gets you. >> and soft on the inside.
>> and kids love it. you don't have to worry about your kids stirring over a stove. you have to watch them but a t little easier for them. >> and it makes use of your waffle iron, which you probably don't neuse that much. >> we want to talk about ciders and using unique spices. and some spike in your spice. >> yes. >> apple cider. you have that? spiced cider. for this one, we're going to do. we have a little brown sugar. you don't want to use too much because it's sweet. a touch. cloves, orange zest, and you can use lemon zest. cinnamon and peppercorns, just a little. it gives a little -- >> kickish? >> just a slight kick? >> yes. and this is allspice. it's a combination of all of your favorite spices. >> our time is limited. walk us through the hot
chocolate while i start drinking. >> you can note, we have bourbon or rum, a little in your cider gives it a grown-up kick. >> not for you guys. >> and hot chocolate. >> you talk and i'll drink. >> the trick to hot cocoa is to add cocoa powder and chocolate. in this pot, i have cocoa powder. i've bloomed it. i've added hot water to it. it brings out the flavor. then, you do milk. and chocolate chips. this makes it really rich. sugar. and that is it. you let it simmer. and whipped cream on top. >> on the side? >> we're going healthy. let's have some brussels sprouts, fresh. not cooked, raw, and made into a law is. >> the recipes on our website. melissa, goods to have you here. today.com/food. that will do it for us on a saturday morning. >> we can have a little snack. >> we'll start eating. willie will sit down with sterling k. brown.
talking "this is us" to his role in the movie "frozen ii." and on monday, natalie morales goe behind thes tive good morning. i'm marianne favro. up next on today in the bay, he tried a daring escape. how police caught one of the men who may be responsible for the orinda house party shooting. plus, the verdict is in. the real estate heiress has been acquitted but it might not be a done deal. the big decision the d.a. has to make for the next steps in seeking justice. also, most of the bay area is waking up with a dense fog advisory this morning, but vianey arana is tracking clearing skies and warmer temperatures for your weekend. on capitol hill the impeachment showdown ramps up.
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microclimate forecast. foggy out there. >> it is so foggy out through the north bay, san francisco coast lined and through the east bay. here is what it looks like outside in the south bay. it is a chilly 57, cloudy skies through there. the peninsula, 55. the tri-valley, no, the camera is not broken. i always double check with directors to make sure, it is just fogged out. 46 degrees right now. it is pretty dense up through the north bay. 43 degrees in san francisco, and look at the east bay, 55 degrees right now. the fog and visibility is down to about a quarter of a mile in santa rosa. look at san carlos, less than that. up to the santa cruz mountains as well, down to half a mile. the dense fog advisory will remain in place through 9:00 and the current temperatures are cold. however, i have good news. once the fog burns out it looks like the temperatures will climb above average for this time of year. we're supposed to be in the 60s, kind of like in the past two, three days. we will be in the 70s today. the sun will t