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>> republican kevin mccarthy surprising fellow lawmakers with a record breaking speech, nearly nine hours, all to delay a vote on the president's build back better plan. >> this bill is too extreme, too costly and too liberal for the united states. >> frustrated and fed up, democrats back at it this morning to try again. we're live in washington with the latest. travel trouble, two storms taking aim across the country starting this weekend and threatening to derail the thanksgiving travel plans of millions. rain, cold, high winds, even snow, all in the forecast. al has everything you need to know to plan your trip. waiting game, deliberations enter day four at the kyle rittenhouse trial. court watchers reading the tea leaves. is it a good sign for the prosecution or the defense? and in a georgia courtroom, crucial testimony from the man who shot ahmaud arbery about what happened just before that killing. >> didn't pull out any knife? >> no, ma'am. >> never reached for anything, did he? >> no. >> he just ran. >> yes, he was just running. >> straight ahead, live reports on both closely watched cases. game changer, the fda set to green light pfizer and moderna's covid vaccine booster shots for all adults today. why health officials say with the holidays upon us, that extra dose is essential to limiting
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another wave of the virus. those stories, plus once in a lifetime. remarkable images overnight from the longest lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years. and from the moon to a star. ♪ go easy on me baby ♪ >> not just that song, adele's whole new album released overnight, getting rave reviews and fans are saying can i get it right now? ♪ can i get it right now ♪ today, friday, november 19th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody. good morning. welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast.
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it's friday morning. we've got a lot to get into and a whole adele album to listen to. >> yeah, we have an eye on storms on both coasts. >> people will be traveling in the coming days. 54 million expected to hid the road, rails, sky and there is concerns that airlines are endering the season understaffed. we have it all covered from the airports to al's forecast. >> we do begin with that marathon speech on the house floor from kevin mccarthy. but first, that speech from kevin mccarthy, it started last night and just wrapped up moments ago. nbc's chief white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with the very latest. hey, kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. yes, the house just passed president biden's landmark legislation, a victory for the who us that came after a night of unexpected surprises. in a dramatic move, kevin mccarthy spoke on the house floor for a record 8 1/2 hours. aiming to derail the vote for
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the sweeping bill. but it happened. and now that bill heads to the senate. >> this morning, a big step forward for president biden's agenda with democrats passing his $1.75 trillion build back better bill. it still faces an uphill battle in the senate. >> the build back better bill is passed! >> it comes after a dramatic delay in the house vote. republicans throwing an unprecedented curve ball, disrupting plans to pass the landmark legislation for hours. kevin mccarthy rising to speak thursday evening and going and going and going. lasting well into the morning. and aiming to stall plans to vote on the sweeping bill which would direct over a trillion dollars to social change programs and climate measures. the tensions on the house floor palpable. >> it's all right. i've got all night. >> reporter: mccarthy railing against the build back better
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plan. >> never in american history has so much been spent at one time. >> reporter: but occasion amly -- occasionally talking about other things. >> i still live in the first house i bought. i can't afford to buy a tesla and elon is one of my best friends. >> reporter: always a state your age supporter of president trump, mccarthy lamenting the president didn't win the nobel prize. >> jimmy carter and barack obama, not donald trump, after abraham, of course. >> reporter: and comparing him to jimmy carter, taking a trip down memory lawn. >> i remember back in the late 70s, 1980, we had a president in office. i was in the sixth grade. he put a sweater on and told us to turn our heater down. >> reporter: democrats audibly frustrated. >> nobody elected joe biden to be fdr. >> reporter: some mocking mccarthy online. one writing i delivered a baby
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in less time. but still, it's a setback for the white house after months of bitter partisan and internal wrangling over president biden's bill. >> with that, madam speaker, i yield back. [ applause ] >> reporter: mccarthy's speech breaking records and exposing the deep divide threatening president biden's legacy. meanwhile this morning the president is getting a physical at walter reed medical center. according to press secretary jen psaki, the president will transfer power to the vice president for that brief period of time when he is under anesthesia. the vice president working here in the west wing during that time. savannah? hoda? >> another major story as we head into the weekend, a thanksgiving travel rush and storms that could create problems for tens of millions eager to get home. we'll get al's forecast in a moment. but first, sam brock is at miami international.
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good morning, sam. >> hoda, good morning, look, it is the timing of the storms that troubling right in the heart of what might be the busiest travel week in years. this is as many air line, hoda, are still not back to full staffing. at airports nationwide, passengers are trying to get a leg up ahead of the thanksgiving holiday. did you make a decision to travel now so you don't have to deal with whatever craziness -- >> absolutely. i figured next week would be too crazy. >> reporter: shake off some preflight jitters, many flying for the first time since covid brought travel to a stand still. >> it's a little nerve-racking. we have lots of hand sanitizers, lots of lysol, lots of face masks. >> reporter: ending potentially a record week of holiday travel with nearly 4 million people expected to take to the skies and severe weather about to strike a huge swath of the country, starting with the midwest and great lakes on sunday. chicago, a hub for united and detroit, a hub for delta said to be slammed first along with
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pittsburgh, nashville and maybe even new orleans. that same system then likely to reek havoc along the east coast. in recent months, bad weather and a lack of staffing, canceling thousands of flights. kathleen bangs is a former commercial pilot that tracks for flight aware. >> it's not just pilots and flight attendants. it's also ground crews. you've got to have baggage handlers. you've got to have ticket agents. you've got to have people that drive the fuel truck. >> reporter: as airlines beef up the employee reserves using incentives over the holidays, airports from boston to miami say they're ready for the rush. >> we're in it now and we've been prepared for the last week and a half because we've seen an uptick in passenger volume. >> reporter: what are your expectations in terms of the number of people coming through m.i.a. next week? >> we're expecting an 11% increase compared to 2019. so we're expecting a record number of passengers, not just since the pandemic, but ever for
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this airport. >> reporter: and airlines are getting better about canceling flights earlier, but if you are delayed, there is virtually nothing, guys, that you can't do on your phone or online. you do not need to wait on a phone line for hours at a time. >> that's some good advice there, sam. thank you. al, you're the man of the hour. what are you got on your map? >> the west coast storm that we were worried about for thanksgiving, not quite so bad. bad news is saturday evening, we look at this storm developing in southern canada. it's going to move quickly to the east. it's going to bring rain into the midwest by sunday. rain showers developing along this coast. snow starting to develop on the backside of the system. then as we move into monday, storm system moves up into canada, but intensifies. the east coast will be looking at showers monday . lake-effect snow with very strong winds. it's not so much the precip along the coast, but it will be those winds. tuesday, lake-effect snow will continue. scattered snow showers for the
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east. areas of heavy lake-effect snow some places lee ward side of the great lakes could see up to a foot possible. the coldest air and windchills of the season. airports will be hit in boston for rain and wind. gusty winds in new york and washington. cleveland, snow and wind. gusty in cincinnati, another hub. nashville, showers. chicago, gusty winds. if you've got a high profile vehicle like a van or anything like that on the roads, it's going be a problem, as well. the good news is it should clear out by tuesday evening, wednesday and thursday looking very nice for the parade. >> oh, good. al, thank you. this could be a game-changing day in the battle against the coronavirus. with cases starting to rise once again and the holiday season upon us, the fda is expected to okay covid vaccine booster shots from pfizer and moderna today for all adults. nbc's anne thompson joins us now with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as americans finalize their
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thanksgiving plans, the big question for millions is will i be able to get a covid booster shot? that answer for right now, at least, depends on where you live. but that could very soon change. their decision will change. breaking news, the fda approvaling fuser and moderna's booster shots for all vaccinated adults 18 and over. the next step is for approval from the cdc which meets today. then all american adults can finally get that third shot. a green light that could lead to a holiday rush for jabs. >> well, i'm going home for thanksgiving on saturday night. so i was hoping to get it before then. >> we are at a time where boosters will make a difference, especially considering that boosters' effectiveness occurs immediately. that is important as people start to travel next week for the holidays. >> reporter: at least 15 states have expanded or plan to expand boosters for all adults. massachusetts joining the growing list. >> i think the main reason to do
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it is it's one more piece of protection against covid. >> reporter: driving the booster need in massachusetts daily cases are the highest since february. >> as long as, like, the fda approves it, i trust that system and i think i would definitely get it as soon as i possibly could. >> reporter: but who should get it? this advice from connecticut governor ned lamont. >> i think if you haven't been vaccinated or in, you know, more than six months, now is the time to get the booster. >> reporter: with states, cities and the federal government saying different things about who is eligible for boosters, many people are confused. >> i think it was a big missed opportunity, the mixed messaging around this. >> reporter: as for children, the white house says 2.6 million kids ages 5 to 11 have gotten their first dose of the vaccine. 10% in the first two weeks of eligibility. and here is something else to keep in mind. the white house says enough boosters for all adults have already been purchased.
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so there shouldn't be a wait for doses like we saw when the first shots were rolled out. keep in mind, your effectiveness goes up to 95% when you get that booster. hannah and savannah? jury deliberations in the double homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse entering a fourth day. and in georgia, clos next week in the ahmaud arbery case. we have on that case in a moment. tom llamas is at the courthouse for us in kenosha. come, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. so 23 hours of talking and still no decision. we know the defense attorneys in this case are anxious, like so many watching this. kyle rittenhouse hoping to be acquitted while the families of the men he shot and killed are looking for justice. all of this as law enforcement hopes to keep the peace as we wait a verdict. this morning in kenosha, new preparations ahead of a possible verdict.
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five local schools moving all classes to virtual learning as a precaution. outside the court, kenosha's sheriff handing out cookies for peace, hoping gestures like that and the freezing temperatures here keep crowds at bay. are you worried about what is going to happen to your city when the verdict comes down? >> i'm always worried. i've been worried about any city for 40 years. do i think anything major is going to happen? i don't think anything will happen at all. >> reporter: the sheriff telling me no one wants a repeat of what happened in 2020 when riots broke out in the wake of the police shooting of jacob blake. during that unrest, a then 17-year-old kyle rittenhouse shot and killed two men and wounded a third. rittenhouse maintaining his life was in danger. you did speak about the riots that happened last year. kenosha, did you learn from that? >> i think we all learned from it. it was a time we don't want to go through again. that's why i think i'm out here now. >> reporter: earlier, the judge banning msnbc from the courtroom
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for the remainder of the trial after kenosha police entered a traffic citation to a freelancer who the judge said was traveling near a van carrying members of the jury. >> someone who was following a jury bus, that is a very -- that's an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities for further action. >> reporter: in a statement, nbc news says the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations. and never photographed or intended to photograph them. the five men and seven women now in their fourth day of analyzing evidence. as day three wrapped up thursday, one juror asking to take their jury instructions home which the judge granted. so with that, we start day four here in kenosha. i spoke with a former wisconsin state prosecutor who says in self-defense cases, the longer the jury takes, the less hopeful
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it looks for rittenhouse. he says kyle rittenhouse may be down, but he is not out, savannah, as you know, anything can happen. >> craig is here. we have another big trial we're following. we are. good morning to you. the ahmaud arbery case, three men accused of confronting him and killing him. the jury there now set to get that case early next week and they'll get it in the wake of a final day of dramatic testimony. nbc's ron allen has been covering this one from the beginning. he joins us this morning from brunswick, georgia. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. the defense case lasted less than two full days. the then closing arguments are set for monday and jury deliberations are expected to follow right after that. when the jurors will determine whether the three men charged with killing ahmaud arbery are innocent or guilty. >> i'm very confident that we will get a guilty verdict. very confident. >> reporter: ahmaud arbery's mother hopeful for justice as all parties rested their cases
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in the trial of three men charged with killings her son. >> no, he did not threaten me verbally, no, ma'am. >> didn't brandish any weapons >> no, ma'am >> reporter: during cross examination, spending hours that he, his father and a neighbor tried to detain arbery because he suspected he was involved in a string of local robberies. >> didn't pull out any knife >> no, ma'am >> never reached for anything, did he >> no. >> he just ran >> yes, he was just running. >> reporter: mcmichael testified at one point arbery attacked the pickup truck and that he acted in self-defense fearing he and his father would be next >> he was acting weird he was acting funny when i was trying to talk to him prior. so i'm on alert. >> so you're telling this jury that a man who has spent five minutes running away from you, you're now thinking is somehow
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going to want to continue to engage with you, someone with a shotgun, and your father, a man who has just said stop or i'll [ bleep ] head off by trying to get in their truck >> that's what it shows, yes, ma'am. >> reporter: just as testimony was ending, hundreds converged on the courthouse, including black pasters, there in response to the repeated attempts to limit the number of clergy arbery's family could invite in the court suggesting it could bias the jury, suggesting those from the neighborhood where arbery was killed, highlighting their concerns about crime >> did there become a moment when you yourself became a victim of a crime? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: disappointing arbery's mother. all three defendants are charged with murder for acting together to imprison arbery and cause his death. they all face the possibility of life in prison if convicted.
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>> ron, thank you. coming up on 7:19. here is al >> the rest of the country, more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest, but nothing as bad as they've been feeling. a nice mild field down to the southwest. looking at sunshine to partly cloudy skies from the upper mississippi river valley down into texas some heavy rain down in florida later today. chilly and bright here in the northeast with a few light lake-effect snow showers that's what's going on we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds
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good friday morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall. we are seeing the showers tapering off and the rest of the day looking drier as we will see the sky clearing. this is part of a weak system that has been quickly moving through the bay area as well as much of the rest of central california. as we go into the next several days we will see more sunshine and temperatures in our inland valleys in the upper 60s. i am watching out for one more chance of rain on thursday ahead of thanksgiving where our dry weather does continue. >> that's your latest weather. coming up in the next half hour, are you guys ready for a thanksgiving snowstorm game? >> we love your game, but we thought you peaked yesterday with the roller coaster game >> we'll see coming up, mounting questions on how instagram draws in young users and impacting their well being what parents need to know about a new investigation launched by officials across multiple states and how the social media giant
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is responding. plus, one more holiday headache to add to this year's list >> come on >> yes, there's a shortage of christmas trees. whether you're in the market for an artificial one or the real deal we don't want to start that debate what is your family supposed to do kerry sanders exploring the problems and the solutions may i suggest a christmas cactus but first, this is "today" on nbc. that's what we do in arizona beautiful.
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president george w. bush do it twice. the white house not specific when it will happen or if it is still happening. i am mike. we are still following the big crash up in the north bay. better news, southbound 101, two middle lanes opened at delong. northbound, still just one lane open. southbound is still jammed up basically out of petaluma. chp says to take the 37. the repair work for the guard work will take eight hours, kari. that's a long time. we have seen scattered showers up in that area, too. drivers having to deal with the mist and drizzle as well. we see a weak storm system passing by. for the rest of the weekend, sunshine and highs in the 60s in
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we're back. so, did you see it? it's we're back so, did you see it it's 7:30 now, but there was that rather event in the sky overnight. a partial lunar eclipse, and not just any one it lasted nearly 3 1/2 hours it was the longest in 600 years. and, boy, the images are stunning all around the world i actually got a text from a friend and she said look out the window and i thought to myself, what a collective awesome moment. >> you got a good shot of it i saw it on instagram. >> yeah. i think so many people got to see it >> and it only happens once in a
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blue moon. breaking overnight, austria is set to become the first country in western europe to reimpose a full lockdown in an effort to tackle a new wave of coronavirus infections there that national lockdown will last for at least ten days. in addition, the government there announced it will make vaccinations mandatory starting february 1st they have one of the lowest vaccination rates in western europe a decades old mistery is back in the news this morning. the fbi is investigating a claim that the body of union boss jimmy hoffa is buried in a former landfill in jersey city, new jersey a worker on his death bed said he buried the body underground in a steel drum. the fbi confirms it did a site survey last month. they did not mention jimmy hoffa by name. jimmy hoffa disappeared in 1975 anticipate it's been long believed he was killed by the mafia. a rare first edition copy of
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the u.s. constitution sold for $43 million at a southby's auction yesterday. the document is believed to be one of 13 copies that still remain from the original 500 the identity of the winning bidder was not immediately clear. a group of crypto currency investors who pooled $47 million in an attempt to buy the document says its bill fell short. >> imagine if you bought the constitution with bitcoins >> yeah. wow. here is a story that all parents need to see this morning. if you have kids on social media, a group of state attorneys general are now teaming up to launch an investigation into how instagram attracts and affects children. >> nbc's senior washington correspondent hallie jackson joins us with that story this morning. hallie, good morning >> hey, good morning to all of you. listen, we've talked about this so much lately, right? the attention on instagram's impasse on the mental health of its youngest users now that's the focus of this new investigation led by states from around the country
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at least eight states this morning putting pressure on instagram. now under investigation for how it affects its youngest users. a bipartisan group of attorneys general looking into how the popular photo sharing app's parent company, meta, formerly facebook, gets teens to use and stay on its platform and the, quote, resulting harms of such extended engagement. they're focussing on whether the company's actions violated consumer protection laws >> did they try to keep children and young adults on the platform longer children and young adults left the platform, did they seek to bring them back? all of those are the types of techniques that would be of interest if they existed >> meta, overnight, telling nbc news the investigation is based on a deep misunderstanding of the facts and that the company leads the industry in supporting young users online they also point to changes to instagram, including the take a
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break future that's now being tested and ways to nudge users toward other content if they're focused on one topic instagram has also pressed pause on its planned instagram kids app for children under the required age of 13 the new investigation comes just weeks after explosive allegations from a facebook whistle-blower who told congress instagram knew its app was toxic for teens, especially teen girls. that whistle-blower provided internal research to the "wall street journal," including one 2019 slide that read we make body images worse for one in three teen girls dr. suzi mcnulty says she's seen it herself, especially since the pandemic >> we have seen a huge rise in eating disorders in our preteens and teens. it's like basically handing your child a dangerous weapon >> it's just so addicting. you can get sucked into it easily >> reporter: facebook at the time called th claims about the research that appeared in the "wall street journal" a mischaracterization adding that one-third statistic was based on girls already
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>> but apparently, there is a tree shortage going on >> yeah. and it's apparently fueled by this double whammy of the shipping crisis and climate change it's looking like christmas trees, both the real ones and the fake ones, could be very hard to come by. >> nbc's kerry sanders joins us now with that story and i'm sure he has some answers, too hey, kerry >> good morning, guys. look, trees here just arrived from north carolina. as you just pointed out, with so many things, there are supply and demand problems and that applies to christmas trees so if buying a live christmas industry your thing, expect to pay a little bit more and the experts say do not wait until the last minute. if getting your christmas tree feels like living in your own christmas movie -- >> there it is >> -- then this year there may be some unexpected high jinks. >> i would highly suggest this year especially more than others
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to get your tree early >> christmas tree farmers say their harvest is smaller this year, but they're not blaming it on the pandemic. >> there is some underproduction during the recession years, 2009, 2010, 2011 so fast forward the clocks, eight, nine, ten years, and we're kind of paying the price today for the underproduction then >> sellers say a strained supply chain also plays a role. >> tucks are a challenge, there's no question about it the supply chain has got some major bumps in it right now. >> adding to the shortages, mother nature. >> this is damage from the 110 degree heat. >> this summer, a heat wave in oregon scorched saplings and ruined thousands of trees on this midland family farm in buffalo valley, pennsylvania, at the nation's largest christmas tree auction, later today, they're auctioning off 58,000 trees before the pandemic, they auctioned off 98,000 >> there's a lot of new people here to buy and they're buying because their suppliers no
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longer have trees. >> and if you're thinking of getting an artificial tree, many are stuck on cargo ships and in ports. >> that's going to make shopping a little bit more difficult. but it doesn't mean that christmas is canceled. anyone who wants a tree will be able to find one they might just have to look a little bit harder. >> he went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up. >> to prevent the grinch from stealing your holiday, experts say shop early some lots may sell out among those on the early hunt for a tree, cindy cordova, thankful this year will not be a socially distanced holiday >> i feel great that we're finally getting back to normal, and i think that's probably another reason why the tree is
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getting put up a little bit earlier this year and we're going to be welcoming our family and friends over >> so, kerry, i think the issue would be -- it sounds like a good idea to get the tree early, but you're wondering is it going to last all the way until christmastime. >> great question. you know, people love live christmas trees because they smell so good in your home but because you may be buying it early, it's your responsibility to make sure that it doesn't try out. keep it watered. check the needles because nobody wants to have a fire because you bought the tree early. guys >> jenna actually said you should put sugar in the water and it makes it -- and it makes it last longer >> is that true? >> i don't know.
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>> it gums up the bottom of the tree >> forces in the bush hager house -- >> and she put the tree up already. >> are you an artificial or live tree guy >> i'm a live tree guy >> how about you >> live. >> and talk to the tree, too water and talk to it hello, tree. nice to see you. it's like a ficus, it wants to be loved and who doesn't love a weather game are you ready to play? >> here we go. >> here we go. it's time to play when did it show on thanksgiving okay who had a bigger thanksgiving snowstorm, chicago or new york >> in -- >> chicago >> history >> new york. >> new york. >> that's right. 1989 4 inches chicago, it snowed on thanksgiving only 3 inches back in 1980. >> dallas or atlanta >> it's a tie. a trace of snow in 1938 for atlanta. 2007 in dallas but during the cowboys game, during the cowboys thanksgiving day game finally, denver or boston, who had the bigger thanksgiving snowstorm? >> boston. >> denver. >> i'm going to go denver, too >> denver.
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8.5 inches, boston, 4.4 in 1989. we've got a dramatic drop in temperatures today new york, 48 50 in richmond that's 43 degrees in cincinnati, 9 degrees below average. cooler in birmingham, as well. tomorrow -- or a real dramatic drop from savannah, myrtle beach, washington, d.c. and knoxville. and then we're staying chilly right into next week look at this minneapolis, monday, 29 degrees. rochester by tuesday, 35 41 in new york city by monday. tuesday, we're looking at 36 -- i should say monday, 36 degrees in cincinnati. that's what's going good friday morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall. we are seeing some scattered showers moving in, but also pushing out fairly quickly. we have only seen a very light amount of rain for parts of the bay area. we are going to see partly to mostly cloudy skies for this afternoon, and it stays cool with highs in the low 60s. for the weekend it will be nice with highs in the upper 60s for the inland areas. we will have another chance of
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rain in the forecast on tuesday, but it does look to clear out in time for thanksgiving day. guys >> thank you, al when you come back, we are going to sit down for a thanksgiving feast and we're going to do it 1600 style. cynthia mcfadden discovering what the foods from the very first holiday can teach us about healthier living today but first, these messages.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, up in the air. >> it's a little nerve-racking. we have lots of hand sanitizer, lots of lysol, lots of face masks. >> millions getting an early start for thanksgiving amid prepandemic sized crowds, two storms could impact those trips. what you need to know before packing your bags. living longer today. >> that was one of the greatest meals i've ever eaten. >> almost all cooked out over an open fire, the way it would have been cooked in the 17th century. >> what we can learn about the forgotten foods from the first
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thanksgiving and how they can help you eat healthier this holiday season. plus, fond farewell. >> it is an unbelievable scene here. it's impossible to have a dry eye. >> we're sending off our own natalie morales in grand style, celebrating her incredible journey at "today." the moments you never forget, just ahead. and it's finally here. ♪ can i get it right now ♪ >> adele's first album in six years released overnight and the reviews are in. spoiler alert, they're good. have your kleenexs out and get ready for your first listen today friday, november 19th, 2021. >> from norman, oklahoma. >> and columbia, south carolina. >> family trip from st. louis, missouri. >> here from green bay, wisconsin, celebrating our last trip before parenthood. go pats go.
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>> from homewood, illinois. >> celebrating erin's 50th birthday. >> we would like to wish our twins a happy 21st birthday. >> 21 in 2021. >> celebrating retirement. >> celebrating the end of her cancer treatments -- >> -- at the "today" show. >> sweet, sweet, sweet. >> sweet celebration. >> welcome back to "today." it's friday morning. we're glad you're with us this morning. >> everyone gearing up for thanksgiving and next week, this will be the place to be. >> yes. we are inviting the nation's most popular chefs to our plaza to share their favorite tips and tricks. this has become an annual tradition around here. we had to tone it down last year. now we're going to tone it up. we're dialing it up to, like, 11 or 12 and making up for lost time, we hope. >> we have 21 all-stars joining us live across all four hours of "today." they are favorite recipes from the big feast to the apps to the desserts to the sides, everything in between. this is great. you have to get ready because
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you're going to get a lot of recipes. >> 21 chefs all over america. let's get to your news at 8:00. early birds are getting a jump on thanksgiving travel as big storms are threatening to disrupt the national homecoming. but even those who are already outdoor might face crowds like they haven't seen in years. sam, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, i like that. the early bird gets the word, no question here. we're looking at day one of a 12-day long holiday stretch where officials are looking at elevated numbers. we are expecting record breaking temperatures, potentially 4.2 million people expected to take to the skies. that would be roughly double what we saw from 2020, of course, because there was not a vaccine then. more people coming out now. as you mentioned, there's anxiety being added to this entire equation which is a two-headed storm starting in the midwest and sweeping along the east coast afterwards, dumping rain everywhere from boston to atlanta up and down the coast.
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the cautions i'm hear is not necessarily about the rain, but snow accumulations on the runway and high wind. in recent months, southwest, american lines had to canceled on delay thousands of flights simply because of the weather but also because of the low staffing margins they're working at. i am told the airlines are trying to beef up the situation and incentivize more pilots, more bag handlers, more ticket agents, everybody to address what we know will be a crush of travelers coming in the new few days. back to you. >> sam, thank you. a lot of holiday plans riding on one man. >> yes. >> mr. roker. >> no pressure. >> whoa, whoa. >> no pressure. >> whoa, hold on a sec. anyway, let's show you what we've got. we're going to watch this storm develop. saturday it makes its way into social canada. makes its way across the country pretty quickly, bringing rain along the cold front from detroit down into the southeast.
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we're looking monday east coast showers. heavy snow developing, lake-effect snow from cleveland, buffalo, syracuse to tug hill plateau, upstate new york, that heavy lake-effect snow will continue tuesday. the impacts we expect mostly as far as the lake-effect snow from cleveland all the way to upstate new york and parts of northern new england. but the other problem is going to be the winds. not so much the rain, but the wind. boston is going to have some airport delays early next week. rain and wind. same for new york, washington, gusty winds. cleveland will be snow and wind. chicago, another big hub. gusty winds as far south as nashville. guys, we'll have more a little bit later. >> mr. roker, thank you. the house just passed president died enand nearly $2 trillion build back better bill after an unexpected overnight delay. nancy pelosi hoped to have the bill approved last night. house republican leader kevin mccarthy stalled the vote by taking the floor and making an 8 1/2 hour speech. the $1.75 trillion package heads
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to the senate where it is likely to face demand for deep spending cuts. oklahoma's governor has commuted the death sentence for julius jones. jones was convicted of killing a man during a 1999 car jacking. but his supporters waged a grassroots campaign for clemency. miguel has the story. >> reporter: after 20 years of death row, julius jones was preparing to die thursday when he got the news. and while the governor says he'll never go free, he's now avoided lethal injection. outside his prison, on college campuses, and at the state capitol celebrations across oklahoma erupted for julius jones. the governor granting the death row inmate clemency just hours before his lethal injection. i have determined, writes the governor, to commute julius jones' sentence to life imprisonment without the
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possibility of parole. >> he's an innocent man, doesn't deserve another day in prison. but to know that he's going to live, where there's life, there's always hope. >> convicted of killing businessman paul howell in front of his family. it was during a 1999 carjacking -- >> i was not present not presens robbery. >> reporter: jones always maintained his innocence, convincing a pardon and parole board to grant him clemency. his friend who testified before him was likely the real killer and the man who planted the murder weapon inside jones' home which jordan denies, a claim the prosecution and the victim's family never believed. >> i am here to warn you, he is not innocent would you have this man over to your house with your family around your children >> reporter: with his case becoming a documentary -- >> never thought anything like that would have happened
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>> reporter: walk outs and rallies were amplified by a long list of celebrities who joined 7 million signing a petition to prevent jones's execution. kim kardashian writing i'm so grateful to everyone who used their voice and helped save julius's life. people could see very clearly that the trial was a sham. and that this is not what they want justice to look like in america. >> reporter: this morning, one man's life saved, in part because of the actions of so many others. >> jones' family says they have mixed emotions while his life has been spared, the governor says he'll never be able to sit in front of a parole board and he will spend the rest of his life in prison. jones' legal team always hoped he would one day walk free hoda kotb, how about a friday boost. >> so a new football coach could not get a night off of work to attend the annual awards banquet. so the 5 and 6-year-olds on his team dressed in their party
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clothes. they quietly walked into the restaurant where he worked and they surprised the coach by bringing the celebration straight to him. >> whew! >> congratulations >> you couldn't come to the party. we gave it to you. >> thank you, coach marcus >> oh. >> everybody loves coach marcus. he moved around. he got his hug the kids mobbed him. and what a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful gesture right there. dressed in their best, showing up >> a good lesson for those kids. coming up next, sitting down to a very special thanksgiving dinner the one the pilgrims themselves might recognize. >> a fascinating report on how the foods at that very first feast can help us today.
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we're back at 8:12 with our ongoing series living longer today. >> could the very first thanksgiving offer secrets to living a longer and healthier life >> cynthia is here with a story about 401 years in the making. >> that's about how old i feel this morning, but exactly. we know much of the legend around that first thanksgiving is really wrong, including, it turns out, the menu. well, why does it matter according to dan if we eat the way we did 401 years ago, we would be a whole lot healthier cooking foods from the past becomes an obsession with me >> paula is not just a cook, she's part archaeologist >> this is a kind of digging in its own way. >> an indiana jones of the ultimate flames. >> once you get used to cooking on the fire, it's never the same >> she's an author and expert on
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the forgotten foods. >> recipes are like a magic key. >> a key that her users say could unlock the secrets from living longer. cooking, we saw the plymouth rock on his quest to find the healthiest american diets. >> all we really need to know about eating as a healthy nation was here when the pilgrims arrived 401 years ago. >> the sign says the colonists would never survive that first winter in 1620 had it not be for the wampanoag who game they have food >> if we were still eating like the wampanoag, 90% of the diseases in this country would go away. >> the wampanoag, the indigenous people who lived for centuries in what is now rhode island and massachusetts. their painful true story bears little resemblance to the one most americans are taught in school, especially tales of that
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first thanksgiving in 1621 >> when i was growing up, i didn't know all my history >> carol wynn is wampanoag and now an expert on that history. >> we had to drop our way and take no part in our culture. we had a connection to the earth. the earth was in us. we were in the earth we needed each other to survive. >> today, she's part of a resurgence of the wampanoag, reclaiming their culture with traditional ways of living and eating that includes setting the record straight about the menu at that first thanksgiving >> so in 1620, were all of these ingredients around >> yes there is nothing in here that was not around then. >> almost everything we thought we knew about thanksgiving is wrong, even the food there was no turkey and the pumpkin pie. you look at what people were really eating in the 17th century, you see beans, corn, squash, mostly a whole food plant-based diet that got them surviving on a day-to-day, week to week basis >> that is where the archaeology comes in over the years, paul and carol
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have become friends as they unearth and recreate some of the recipes the wampanoag taught the pilgrims >> it's so simple. you didn't have to address it up with things. >> no flavoring, no salt, no sugar. sugar. >> these caught dan's >> these caught dan's eyes like the succotash >> the great irony on the other side of the atlantic, at a completely different time, you have this exquisite longevity food made out of three beans it's the same longevity food whether the people of new england here or the sardinians in italy >> the wampanoag gave the pilgrims the secret about fire ashes. >> they would never have known to treat it with ash to make a nourishing substance out of it it not only becomes more delicious, it becomes really,
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really nutritious. the genius of humans take the ashes from the wood. >> the very same dan's goal, nothing short of revolutionizing the currents american diet. heavy in processed foods and slabs of meat. by shining a spotlight on the foods we used to eat >> you're not going to take turkey away from us, are you >> i am never going to tell you what to eat. you eat what you want to eat but i will tell you what you need to eat to live to 100 it's important to celebrate. it's important to celebrate food it's important to treat yourself once in a while. but the point is it's a treat. it's not something you have for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. sheer what the longest living people have been eating for centuries. basically whole foot plant based. now you take their genius in how to combine these foods and make them taste delicious >> that was one of the best meals i have ever eaten. >> almost all cooked over a fire the way it would have been in
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the 17th century >> gives us something all to think about as we prepare to feast this thanksgiving. okay simple, healthy, delicious don't tell dan, but i am in charge of the turkey at our house this year. >> wow i love no salt, no pepper, no sugar, no nothing, and it still tastes good? >> i am not kidding, delicious and because of the techniques, the ash, the -- >> ash >> what you get are all these incredible nutrients >> can you make the chicken parm >> we'll come back with that that's going to take a little more work. >> more beans. by the way, in dan's new book, the blue zone challenge, he provides a four-week plan for living a better, healthier life. >> i'm in, too >> why not >> and you can get the recipe for paula's truly delicious succotash.
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the open fire is optional. although, al, i'd like to see that >> i thought cooking with fire is a book al roker needs that's pretty cool >> i'll get that okay >> get our caveman on. >> it's really neat. before that, how about a check of the weather >> i need me a good cast iron dutch oven that's what we all need. let's show you what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. for today, wet weather in the pacific northwest. mountain snows there we're looking at the wet weather making its way along the eastern seaboard out of here 30s from the northern plains into the northeast 80s down through the southwest 70s down in florida. for the day today, some mountain snows out west going be nice and mild in the southwest. some heavier rain down through florida. chilly and bright, stretching from the great lakes down into the gulf coast into the northeast with a little good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have seen some spotty light showers moving through and now all of that is quickly clearing out.
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we are going to see a mix of sun and clouds today. and cooler temperatures headed for the low 60s for the inland areas. and then going into the rest of the forecast, we have sunshine for the weekend, highs reaching into the upper 60s. i will be watching out for another chance of rain by early next week. most likely on tuesday. but it does look to clear out in time for thanksgiving day, with highs in the low 60s. >> that's your latest weather. best time of the day >> popstart. >> bonus popstart. >> you know they did popstart 401 years ago. they wrote it out on rock. >> what was the subject? >> it was adele. adele 1. adele 1 b.c. adele, her highly anticipated new album 30 dropped at midnight sweet music to the ears of fans around the world who can't get enough of it sheinelle jones joins us with the latest on all things adele >> that's right, carson. good morning
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school like everybody else and one day ed hear some music and i fell into rock and roll. about the same time in his life, dave did the same kind of thing. he's just an ordinary, kind ofg. and he's in rock and roll. an goofy kid. and same thing happened. he falls through the same hole and he's in rock and roll. and it's going to be his life. >> think about what he's saying there. he's comparing dave rolf to himself. >> the show has so many amazing acts from some of the biggest names in music check it out again, on hbo tomorrow night next up, is it too soon to play a little holiday music? >> no. >> nope. >> billboard magazine just put out their new list of the 100
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greatest holiday songs of all time anybody want to take a shot at number one >> maria carey >> we'll get there but first, this is jingle bell rock by bobby helms, it cemented its place in pop culture history. this has been on "home alone," "mean girls. landing at number two is "rocking around the christmas tree," brenda lee. another song from the 50s, a throwback that's been covered by everybody. miley, meghan trainor and the like number one, let's not even -- you're right there's no -- it's the queen of christmas. it's mariah, mariah carey. all i want for christmas is you. it owns the season it is what it is >> didn't we cover this song, though >> i was about to. >> well i mean -- >> you do it at your own peril >> it is the quintessential christmas song straight ahead, a real treat for us natalie morales is here. and we're going to celebrate natalie, take a look back at
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some of her incredible time here at "today. but first, your local news good morning. it is 8:26. i'm marcus washington. fda regulators give emergency use authorization to moderna and pfizer booster shots. california is one of a handful of states that already extended the booster shots to cover everyone over 18. that announcement here came ahead of the fda's decision. a cdc advisory panel is picking up the decision this morning. time to look at that forecast for you on this friday. kari hall is monitoring that. >> yeah, we had some early
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morning light showers moving, especially through the north bay. but now it is clearing out. and a lot of the bay area kind of missed out on that chance. we're going back to some dry weather for the weekend as our temperatures stay cool. we'll see the sun peeking out from behind the clouds every now and then. much more sunshine for the weekend as our inland temperatures head for the upper 60s. we'll be cooler early next week with another storm system coming in. we'll see if we can get more rain out of that chance that we'll have on tuesday. marcus? >> all right, thanks, kari. another local news update coming up for you in 30 minutes. see you back here then.
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hi sometimes i get nervous. when i'm nervous, i stick my hands in my arm. like this. it's gross very gross >> do you know who that is that, my friends, natalie morales doing her best sister mary catherine for halloween that was one of your top that we're celebrating at snl it what was back in 2014
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natalie don't care, man, she does anything. >> total commitment. she's our superstar. the highlight reel could really be three days long, honestly, for natalie. but we're going to celebrate everything she meant to this show and meant for us. we can't wait to have you here for a walk down memory lane. >> we can take three days for that, as well. also, we're talking about your spread for sunday night football we've got some good food, queso, italian sandwich, it's outrageous >> and a few minutes from now on the third hour of "today," why wait for black friday to start that holiday shopping? we are back with jill martin with some ideas that can help you with new ideas for your home and coming up, matthew mcconaughey will be here to help some students and you will love
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his life story al, you have to go around, this is a huge crowd >> but first, huge weekend coming up. let's show you your weekend outlook. we are looking at a morning freeze, plenty of sunshine, though sunny skies on saturday. mountain flurries out west sunday, sunday, know and wind in the northern plains. chilly as you get out west sunny down through the southwest. wet weather through the mississippi and ohio river valleys into the northeast and on thanksgiving day, 9:00 a.m. to noon, partly cloudy, breezy, but not enough to stop those balloons low to mid 40s thanksgiving day, blustery in the northeast. soggy down through the lower mississippi valley rain and snow in the pacific northwest. good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. taking a look at our forecast for today, we have some early
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morning spotty light showers, but all that is clearing out. the rest of the forecast is dry. we're looking at upper 60s for the weekend. hopefully early next week we'll get a better chance of some more measurable rain. we'll be watching a system coming in on tuesday. and then it looks to dry out once again in time for thanksgiving with some cool temperatures lingering. we'll see that as well in san francisco. >> and, of course, we've got the best night of the week coming up because united states sunday night football night in america. that's right the steelers bring those terrible towels into the chargers, whew, at sofi stadium. englewood, california, clear, mild, 73, best night of the week sunday night football night in america! we've got a big crowd. let's go around the horn here we go gotta show all these great people look out we've got a big tree in the way. sorry about that
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whoa, here they are. more folks coming around there we go. we've got our sunday night football tasting table get out of the way, zach tackle all right. and now back to you guys >> oh, roker >> oh! >> whew. >> coming up next, guys, guess who we're celebrating? >> who >> the one, the only, natalie morales. 22 years at nbc. she's got one more, a big story for us but first, this is "today" on nbc. we're back natalie morales is here to talk
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there's this feeling we chase... like someone upped the brightness on the entire world. like your body is super-charged, but your mind is super calm. it feels like 20/20 vision for your whole being. and we'll chase this feeling, until we can feel it... one. more. time. feel the hydrow high. ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪
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(music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ we're back. natalie morales is here to talk about we're back natalie morales is here to talk about her upcoming two-hour "dateline. >> they're going to be happy tears. he we want to take a moment and celebrate our friend after 22 years at nbc, natalie has decided to try something new.
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>> but before she signs off, our staff has a tradition of second out good-bye emails that sum up what they loved the most about working here natalie, you had your own good-bye to you. >> i did i did. >> good morning, everyone. white house chief of staff -- >> dear viewers, from the minute i stepped in front of the camera and into your living room, i knew it was an honor of the most sacred time. with you, i've had a front row seat to moments that captured our hearts people have been braving that freezing cold here for many, many hours and this is a historic moment. moments i will forever cherish as i witness history thank you so much for inviting us along traveled the country with some of america's leaders >> covered the most incredible stories. >> there is an unbelievable theme here it is impossible to have a dry eye.
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>> like the rescue of 33 chilean miners, trapped underground for 69 days. together, we witnessed a miracle. the crowds are going crazy i have enjoyed two royal weddings and held court in london awaiting the first royal birth in decades events forever on my highlight reel the christmas tree here at the center of the town behind me is now a growing makeshift memorial and even when the stories broke our hearts -- >> an attack in boston >> the scope of this tragedy is being felt not just throughout the nation now, but the world. i found hope and inspiration in so much who triumphed, like survivors who a year later helped her sister finally cross the finish line never reached in boston i, too, was inspired to run and raised thousands for their cause thanks to your support >> you can either celebrate what you can do or mourn what you can't. >> so many extraordinary people touched our lives, trusting us with their awe-inspiring
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journey. we raised an entire group of kids as i followed the class of 2020 from kindergarten to their senior year. >> you're honest >> thanks so much. >> and when the world celebrated, i got to hang with the contenders while covering eight olympics from athens to tokyo. i had an audience with some of the most compelling guests of our day and celebrities from one carpet to another. >> that's enough >> never one to shy away from a chance to try something new, i had so many amazing adventures ♪ i'm flying ♪
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we've had a lot of laughs, many at my expense, i'm sure you would agree, and have enjoyed the moments that matter most as both my children were born i felt your well wishes and you have felt my joy seeing them grow up. dear viewers, you and my "today" family have given me a place i will forever call home thank you for all those mornings and the lifetime of memories we now share. with all my love and gratitude, natalie. >> man >> oh. >> sorry i'm emotional. even when i was tracking that, i couldn't keep it together. >> we love you so much, natalie. such a treasure. i love seeing you in all of your adventures and i think about what a great friend you've been to all of us you were a friend to me when i needed it most i just adore you you know that. you've had so many adventures. i really want to do more of your highlight reel, but i don't think i was take it. >> that was just the trailer
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>> i think that highlight reel did show the work you did, but that's nothing compared to what you meant in this room >> oh, you guys. >> what does it mean to you? this is 22 years of your life. >> you know, i mean, it is -- and i've talked about this, a as you see, just seeing my children grow up and realizing i've had people who over the years when i said i was coming back to "today," they were like, i was pregnant when you were pregnant or i ran my first marathon when you ran your first marathon. it's that connection to our viewers. i grew up with them. and i feel like we have all been on this journey together which is so special and it truly is extraordinary. it is a sacred place to be here and to be allowed and in people's homes in the morning. and thank you for all that >> you've been lifted up and highlighted so many amazing stories and people, people who have triumphed you followed people for years. people you interviewed have become your friends. >> they have they have. there's so many special people
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some of my favorite stories, of course, the hoits, the legendary, the late dick hoit and rick hoit, just an incredible father/son team running the boston marathon, having done countless marathons and triathlons, and being able to do my first boston marathon and knowing that they were going the be able to cross that finish line for the last time together there, as well it was so special. and the chilean miners, i will never forget being there for a couple of weeks and covering it. it really just -- you know, that moment, it was being able to tell a good news story which we don't get to do so often >> you do that so well, though when you're called upon to have a great skill set, watching that, you realize how great you are at everything. >> oh, thank you >> you're like the avengers all in one no matter what the task, what the story, you were there. the all of them.
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>> for 22 years, no matter what you have done, natalie, you are still the same person. you are a wonderful woman. you have always been a good friend to everybody that has been here and you treat everybody equally. >> that is the greatest comment. thank you so much. >> i adore you >> the love is felt all around i love all of you guys and love you. >> we don't mention "dateline. >> people are wondering, you're going to cbs, you're one of the hosts of "the talk." but we should mention you have another "dateline. >> hoda, you've covered this one many, many times you've interviewed drew peterson the show is called "infamous." he is locked away in a prison now for ten years for the murder of his third wife, kathleen savio. his fourth wife, stacey peterson, went missing and that case is still -- she's still missing, of course, but scott peterson is locked up and we got another interview with him, as well
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>> just like carson says, you can do it all. >> nat is going to come back in the third hour we're going to love on her a little bit more. >> can we toast? >> cheers. >> every time you're around, people always say that natalie morales, she's to beautiful. she's so gorgeous. and i always say, but you should see her heart. her beauty is right here and we love you so much. thank you. >> thank you >> we adore you. >> thank you so much >> and you can see her exclusive interview sunday on "dateline. coming up next, we're heading outside to dive into an amazing lineup of dishes for watching some football but first, this is "today" on nbc. dishes for tching some foowatb
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and we're back to get you ready for sunday night's battle on nbc the pittsburgh steelers, l.a. chargers adrian calvo, thank you for being here
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>> oh, my gosh >> savannah joins us we're start, a beautiful italian sandwich >> lots of flavors we have here some chiabatta bread. some fresh mozzarella. we're going to cut that into about quarter inch pieces. don't skimp on the fresh stuff >> why the chiabatta >> the chewiness, but any rustic bread will do. >> i need a chainsaw for this. >> and then we're going to start pressing our meats i like to use pepperoni, salami, but guess what you have turkey and ham leftover for thanksgiving swap that out, okay? do i layer on the cheese now >> please. here, we have some sliced up, as well >> oh, adrian, that is fantastic. >> so --
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>> al, are you eating this >> peppers, pepper and chini it should look like this we pressed it with something heavy in the fridge overnight. >> oh, the skillet >> the skillet goes on like this >> is this a pittsburgh thing? >> yes look at this, guys >> that's my -- >> and beer. this is delicious. >> next, it's not football without a queso. >> without a cheese dip. >> we have here some chorizo any type of creamy, melty cheese will work. we saute it like so over medium high heat. the flavor has really come out here how is the pittsburgh sandwich >> it's good meaty. >> you're moving it into -- okay now we're going -- now we're
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adding our -- guys >> we're adding our cheese or any melty cheese >> exactly you can mix cheeses, too if you can't get that type of cheese, provolone works well serve it with tortilla chips and some pico de gallo so delicious that's maximum flavor. next we have our cheeseburger tots, which are -- >> what? >> cheeseburger tots >> cheeseburger tater tots we have some ground beef, some onions, and who doesn't like onions and -- oh, the whole thing. you saute that do you want to saute this for me >> oh, sure, if you can i can. >> we're going to add mayo to the pan. >> and this is ground beef and onions, right? >> yep mustard. >> and you can do ground turkey if you want to >> or chicken. >> you saute this together you're good.
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that's perfect >> do you want me to mix it more >> yeah. >> why do you make the tater tot a vessel for this burger meat? >> you use something like this and you press the already baked tater tots >> you make a shell. >> you make a shell. >> exactly >> if all else fails, here it comes. that stuffing goes into the potato and then we top it off with some pickles. some secret sauce. >> how, are you baking this more or -- >> yes we're going to bake it a little bit more >> pickle, very good >> pickle goes on top like so. imagine all these flavors, secret sauce, pickles, thee see. potato >> what are those seeds? >> sesame seeds. that's like the bun. >> how does it taste >> carson, you're part of the segment. you're just over there eating. >> and if you have any of these left, pop them out as an hors
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d'oeuvre for thanksgiving. >> so good it's insane insane >> the queso is awesome. >> my queso was frozen all right. awesome. >> it's a good call, too >> and it's easy >> i told you. >> anybody can do this >> all right >> you nailed it >> adrian, thank you so much if you want more on these recipes, go to today.com/food. >> it's 5:00 somewhere >> tune in this sunday on nbc, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 5:00 out west >> this is "today" on nbc. nbc, nbc, 00 p.m.7:rn about covid-19 the more questions and worries we have. calhope can help with free covid-19 emotional support. call 833-317-4673 or live chat at calhope.org today. the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier hero faces seemingly impossible challenge.
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toll, a world war ii veteran from camden, new jersey. his secret to longevity, ice cream. thank you for your service, sir. ernie salikis from walpole, massachusetts, happy 100th happy 100th birthday to audrey schroeder. she says the secret to longevity, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich lueverne simmons of tallahassee, alabama, 100 years old breakfast, her favorite meal of the day. gertrude torres is from the bronx, 101, worked for the new york state supreme court for more than 30 years before retiring and last but not least, happy 100th birthday to gus gaynor from minneapolis, minnesota. after he retired from his full
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time career, he went on to publish six books. he believes the secret of longevity, having passion for what you do. >> if that's the case, you're going to live forever. >> here is hoping. >> guys, if hoda were here, she would tell you that there's a packed fourth hour ahead, including heather mcmahon. right, hoda? >> right >> and lou with products that will save you hundreds a year on your energy bill >> y'all are freezing. >> no. i feel good. >> coming up on the third hour -- >> third hour of "today" in just a few minutes, rosalyn pike is here in studio to tell us about her new series have a fantastic weekend, y'all.
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good morning. it is 8:56. i'm marcus washington. so far the chp not releasing information on possible suspects or a suspect vehicle in yesterday's deadly shooting. this is near the bay bridge toll plaza. nbc bay area has learned the victim, amani morris, was heading to a job interview in
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san francisco. she was in the passenger seat when someone drove alongside and fired. her fiance and two sons, ages 3 and 5, were also in the car. they were not injured. happening now, c.r. johnson is following the story, speaking with chp about the investigation. she'll have the latest on the midday broadcast. we're monitoring the situation in washington where president biden is being anesthetized, for routine colonoscopy. vice president kamala harris is taking the role briefly.
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time is ticking for federal workers who can be exempt from the looming vaccine deadline. >> we're tracking that forecast for your thanksgiving week. what you can expect before the holiday plans begin. join us monday morning, 4:30 to 7:00. on] -great party, carlene. you must have blown your budget. -not exactly. -you have great name-brand snacks, tons of meat... and where did you get this imported cheese? -hello! grocery outlet, bargain market. -♪ grocery outlet bargain market ♪
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-with this holiday set to bust your wallet, your neighborhood grocery outlet is the destination for savings of 40 to 70 percent on your whole meal with deals like 14 dollars off your turkey. live from studio 11a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning and welcome to the third hour of "today" on this november 19th. what day is it? >> fra-yay! >> we loved having our friend maria shriver with us all week. >> thank you. i've had such a blast. >> she's taking pictures. >> work it, work it. sdw we have a big show to wrap up the week. so we have actress rosman pike. she's starring in an epic new

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