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term to describe ted cruz, and trump repeats it into the microphone. >> terrible. meanwhile, bill clinton taking the gloves off with bernie sanders and sounding like he wishes he could go at it harder. >> when i'm on a stage like this, i wish i could say what i really think. >> former new york mayor says he's disgusted with both sides and may jump into the race. the cdc, for the fourth time in history, activates the highest alert. >> we need to scale. >> the white house turning to congress f f help, to thth tune of $2 billion. bad choice? angry cruise ship passengers criticize their captain's decisi to head right into a powerful powerful storm. >> thehe's a question of,,hy were we in this to begin with?
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force winds and 30 foot waves as new video emerges, showing how bad it got, today, tuesday, february 9th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "t"tay," new hampshire votes, with matt lauer, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, and savannah guthrie, live from manchester, new hampshire. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on this tuesday morning. it's primary day here in new hampshire. matt is back in studio 1a. people are out voting early already. >> yeah, you've got a couple storms brewing up ththe, savannah. one in the weather and the other that's a political storm. as you mentioned, they don't waste any time up there. >> as i eluded to, hillary clinton is already out at a polling place this morning here in manchester. she can't vote here but she's trying to get her supporters out in force. we have early results, matt.
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voters in three small towns cast the dot. on the republican side, nine votes each for ted cruz, john kasich and donald trump. bernieie sanders leads hillary clinton, 17-9. the voting is just getting started. a lot is going to happen before the polls close tonight. coming up, we'll talk to the candidates and also o ok at how the results may change this race. let's begin our in-depth coverage with peter alexander, who is with me here. >> they're expecting a record turnout across the state. consider this, a campaign that only six months ago, few people took seriously, is on the verge of making new hampshire history. donald trump sounding increasingly confident in recent days. the man who has never been politically correct, repeating language that some people may find offense. >> reporter: after dominating 75 straight polls here since june, donald trump is offering new
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>> this is our final love fest. you have to get out and you have vote, no matter what. >> reporter:r:he front runnerr feeling good and speaking out, making headlines overnight after pretending to scold a crowd member who yelled a vulgar term about ted cruz. then repeating it into the microphone. she said -- i'd never expect to hear you say that again -- she said, he's a [ bleep ]. terrible. terrible. >> reporter: later, taking a swipe at rubio's debate debacle. >> i'm watching marco sweating like a dog on my right. after the fifth time, i'm like, what is going on over here? >> reporter: rubio trying to turn it into a rallylyg cry. >> i'll keeee s sing it over and over again. >> reporter: while turning heads for another retitive episode. >> we're taking the struggle to families raising their children in the 21st century. we know how hard it's become to
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in the 21st century, it's become harder than ever to ininill in your children the values they teach in homes. >> reporter: the race for second, wipe open. john kasich braving a snowstorm, promising a granite state cecebration. >> it's the phone calls, the volunteers, the knocking on doors. [ applause ] it's not going to stop. >> reporter: chris christie urging voters to give him a a tail wind to the next primary state. >> i have a flight scheduled for south carolina on wednesday morning. i intend to take it. >> reporter: jeb bush4 blasting trump on twitter as a loser, a liar and a whiner. the former governor now reenergized. >> i think we're going to beat expectations. it's a low bar, so to pitchbich obituaryies were written a day ago. >> reporter: so much undecided. >> we want somebody who has a chance to win in the general. >> history shows 20% of new
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their mind until today. until primary day. remember, independents can decide which party to vote for at the last minute. one new hampshire voter don't hn kasich monday, i think five times the person said, i'm deciding between you and bernie sanders. >> got to love new hampshire. some people decide the minute the curtain closes behind them in the booth. matt, up to you. in the democratic race, hillary clinton is hoping to narrow the gap that twists between h hself and bernie sanders. we're also hearing from former new york city mayor michael bloomberg about his chances of jumping in. andrea mitchell is in manchester with more on all of that. gogo morning to you. >> good morning, matt. at the polling place this morning, hillary clinton told voters she's going to continue working until the last vote is counted. if the polls are correct, with new hahashire, which has been
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may deliver a setback to clinton today. a new surveymonkey poll shows shsh holds a substantial lead over sanders nationally. >> reporter: in the middle of a snowstorm, bernie sanders and hillary clinton making their final pitch to the voters. >> i think being a progressive means you want to make real progress. >> you tell em, bernie. >> i am. >> reporter: the challenge for clinton, how to attract young women voters flocking to sanders. >> i'm sure she's intelligent and can add a lot to the country, i don't trust her. >> reporter: bill clinton has been leading the attacks on sanders. something he's called disturbing. >> has he been unfair to her? >> unaccurate. >> reporter: the former president chasing at the chance to keep things on message. >> sometimes when i'm on a stage like this, i wish i could say
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>> reporter: trailing by doublbl digits, the clinton camp is reportedly considering a shakeup after new hampshire. >> we're going to take stock, but it's going to be the campaign thai've got. >> reporter: hillary clinton addressing the reports w wh msnbc's rachel maddow. >> we're moving into a different phase of the campaign. it'd be malpractice not to say, what can we do@better? >> repter: nbc news confirmed michael bloomberg, doubting clinton or sanders' chances to win in the fall, is seriously considering jumping in as third party candidate. speaking to theeinancial timeme oomberg says, voters deserve better and he is, quote, looking at all the options. >> although clinton has trailed bernie sanders for months, new hampshire voters are famououy late deciders. more than 40% say they're independent. classic swing voters who have produced surprising upsets in the past. that's what hillary clinton is hoping for this time ararnd. savannah? >> andrea, a lot of candidates
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as we mentioned earlier, heading into today, marco rubio has been at the center of the discussion in the republican race. lester holt caught up with him on the trail yesterday. good morning. >> great to see you. rubio came under fire during saturday's deba, with opponents like governor chris christie taking aim for rubio's repeated use of the exact same attack lines against president obama. rubio defended his comments, as we talked over a cup of coffee at a local diner. >> let's disisl the fiction, that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. >> you repeated the same thing four times. >> i'll say it again. barack obama is trying to change america and is doing damage to the country. >> by repeating it, it played to the notion that you are a bit contrived, rehearsed. >> that's silly. understand, people when they're running f f officee willay whatever they need to say. >> called marco robot.
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choked, it didn't bother you? >> it can't affecec you. on our website, we raised more money on the first hour of that debate than all the other debates. >> chris christie said, let's not make the mistake we made eight years ago, of electing a first-term senator. making the comparison between you and president obama. what do you and president obama have in common, in terms of what you represent? >> i have different experiences than he had. i served in the third largest state in the country for four years. we had real achievements in florida. in the senate, i had achievements. >> is your y yth an advantata or disadvantage? >> i embrace it. it's who i am. i haven't lived as long as some people running for president but i've done more than most of them. >> your third place showing in iowa, strong third place, has put a lot of expectations on you, in terms of going forward here. what does that mean in terms of what happens in new hampshire? >> this is a very unusual election. i tnk it'd be a mistake to judge this election by anyf
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we've never had six or seven well-funded, credible candidates running for president on the republican s)de at the same time. i think the nomination is going totoake a little longege and be a different process than in the past. we're going to do well here. >> but he is looking a bit past the primaries. rubio says he would beat the democrcric nominee, whether it bernie sanders or hillary clinton. savannah, he is owning the repetition of the attack lines against president obama. >> lester, thanks so much. i know you'll have more on the latest twists and turns o o "nightly" tonight from new hampshire. let's bring in chuck todd and mark, manager of "bloomberg politics." first, donald trump repeated a vulgarerm used by a supporter at a rally last night. shocked? >> any other candidate who did that, the staff would say, we can lose the primary over this.
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the crowd loved it. this symbolizes the trump campaign. fferent and not politically correct. >> donald trump said something offensive to somebody. >> for him, it doesn't impact anything. >> let's talk aut the race. i won't move to who places second right away. let's not miss who may place first. donald trump. if i told you that six month ago, what would you have said? >> the combinationonf trump and sanders. we talk about the upsets in the history of the new hampshire primary. when the country is aangry, the first place to tell us is new hampshire. they'll hand us donald trump and bernie sanders. the establishment of both parties are frightened of. the more they express their fear, the more some voterer want to rally around them. this is a huge, symbolic message that's being sent. >> the people of the establishment say, they can win new hampshire but they'll never
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thth've been underestimated the whole cycle. assume they win big tonight, they'll speak to the biggest autd audiences they ever have in the context of becoming the presidential candidate. whoever is second, third and fourth for republican, hillary clinton has to make a case, here's why the other states shouldn't follow suit. >> for anyone hoping new hampshire would provide clarity as to the trump alternative in the race, no longer going to happen. is it all because of what happened on saturday night with marco rubio and the debate? >> it is all because of that. ruruo doing the faceelant at the debate, it was an opportunity. he had the opportunity to seize the nomination. he had an opportunity -- there were people ready to rally around his campaign. you would have seen a flood of endorsements. a flood of money. a flood of -- and probably a whittling of the field. none of the other candidates think, hehe rubio has a glass jaw. >> they all say they're going to south carolina.
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>> they have no reason not to. saturday night, another debate. if you're chris christie or you're marco rubio, why not go? get on the debate stage and try again. marco rubio went from having, as chuck said, the nomination, or at least the establishment wing part of the nomination in his hands, to now potottially having his nomination in mortal danger. he could finish second tonight and turn it around again. >> let's talk about hillary clinton. she expects to lose here. the only issue for everyone, it seems, iss by h h much. what will these next days be like for her if she does, in fact, lose here? >> if the polls are right, and it's double digits, it is going to be stories about joe biden, michael bloomberg. bernie sanders is already outraising her and will with more money. nevada will suddenly look like it's in play. the national polls will show bernie sanders ahead off hillary clinton. this is going to be the most painful three weeks before the
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since she's had in february 2008. >> thank you so much. we'll have more from here in new hampshire coming up, including live interviews with jeb bush and chris christie. for now, matt, up to you in new york. >> we'll b back with you in a couple minutes. we want to turn to thth fight against the zika virus. the obama administration now asking congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding. health experts are once again warning americans considering trips to latin america and the caribbeans. tom costello is covering this outbreak for us. >> we have 51 cases of zika in the united states according to the cdc. people who returned to the country, they've contracted zika abroad. we know of 16 in florida alone. while we don't yet have any known cases of mosquito transmitted zika i ithe u.s., thousands of americans travel south of the u.s. border every day. >> reporter: with spring break weeks away, the cdc's warning for anyone traveling ti the caribbean or latin america is suddenly taking on added urgency.
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are expected to contract zika this year. already in brazil, 4,000 babies diagnosed with abnormally small heads and brains. >> we're not cancelling spring break. we're telling people who are pregnant, you know, you may not want to go. >> reporter: with 30 countries and territories now included on the cdc's list of zika areas too avoid, the cdc's emergency operation center has gone to the highest level of response. now with the olympic games six months away, the u.s. olympic committee is reiterating the guidance for pregnant women or women who could become pregnant, to avoid the zika hot zones. also, the cdc would not and will not prevent athletes from competing for their country should they qualify. the white house is asking congress for nearly $2 billion in the fight against zika. including the expediteded development of a zika vaccine.
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could beears away. >> we have the capability to get a vaccine candidate into phase one clinical trial to determine if it's safe. >> reporter: on the grods in florida, the state is wrapping up mosquito control efforts. residents told to get rid of standing water. it can be a breeding ground for mosquitos. >> researchers say there's a lot about zika they don't understand. whether the virus can be transmitted through saliva and urine, and which trimester of baby might be most at risk. the mosquito likes to bite during the day rather than at dusk. if you travel to the areas and you're not pregnant but concerned, wear repellant and try to cover your arms and legs. >> you mention tdd olympics. the international pressure is mounting every single day on the brazilians to get this under control before the games start in august. >> this morning, we heard from the kenyans who say, if the brazilians don't get it under
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olympics. the kenyans are supposed to do very well. >> tom, thank you very much. wewee got breaking news in germany overnight. at least nine people killed. more than 100 injured after two trains crashed head on. several hundred rescue workers were called to o e scene. injured passengers were carried away by helicopter and boat. the rail line is used mainly by ly bily by work. moving into the east this ippery commute. mr. rocker is here with that. >> we have more to talk about. we're going to shoho you the system. we have a double barrel low. upper level low in the great carolina coast. the two combining to bring storms. we have 41 millioneople under some sort of winter weather advisory this morning. early today, snow in the mid-atlantic. snow will build into the
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today and into tonight, periods of snow from new york city, washington, d.c., baltimore. we look for heavy lake-effect snow to cover and develop into tonight and tomorrow. new yoyo city, maybe 1o 2 inches of snowfall, at best. erie, pennsylvania, 8 to 12. washinon, d.c. area, about 1
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yesterday in portions of the viewing area. a few more snow showers track in tomorrow and we will stay cold for the week, too. winds are still 15 to 25 mph from the northwest with gusts to 30 mph.... they will stay strong all day. wind chills are running below zero, and we stillhave some blowing snow around that will reduce visibilities at times. roads are still treacherous in central iowa and we still have >> t tt's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, new questions about the cruise ship nightmare off the coast of north carolina. why did that ship sail right into a huge storm? savannah? plus, from here in new hampshire, we're behind the scenes with the candidates as they make their final pushes. why it could be good to come in second place here. there'ssrecedence for that. chris christie will join us live. first on a tuesday morning,
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it's 7:30 now, tuesday morning, 9th of february, 2016. polls are openere in new hampshire. voters are casting their ballots already in the first in the nation primary of the 2016 presidential race. live look at a polling place
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coming up, we're going to look at why second place is sometimes the coveted prize in the begangranite state. first, let's go back to studio 1a. let's take a look at the other stories making headlines today. 41 million americans are under winter weather advisories this morning as the second storm in as many days rolls east. snow expected from the mid-atlantic to new england later tonight. new steps are being taken to control the spread of the zika virus here in the united states. the cdc's emergency operation center now moving to its highest levellor the fourth time ever. president obama is asking congress to free up more than $1.8 billion to fund research of the virus and mosqsqto-control programs. scientists say 2015 was a record-setting year for shark attacks. 98 reported worldwide. the majority, 59, were in the
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the state of florida alone. the previous record was 88 back in the year 2000. let's go back to savannah in new hampshire. >> matt, thanks. we're going to begin this half hour with the new hampshire primary, as you'd expect. with nine republicans still in the race, the fight for voters remains wide open. we're going to talk to republican hopeful chris he's here live. first, a lookbehind the scenes at the critical battle playing out here today. revolution >> reporter:ith donald trump's poll nbers looking like he's a lock for first place tonight. >> it's beeee incredible. no matter where we go. >> reporter: the real race to watch in new hampshire is the scramble for second. >> there we go. >> reporter: with seven candidates hoping a silver medal to separate them from the pack, just ass the primary calendar starts to ramp up. >> i hope i can earn your vote and support. >> i don't want to leave any doubt in newampshire residents' minds, i'm asking for your vote. >> i didn't ask what the rules were. i did what was right. that's the leadership we need in washington, d.c.
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pick the republican nominee or the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the politicians are making their final pitches to voters. and mega-don knorrors as an esesblishment alternative to nald trump. >> the polls suggest you may be peaking at the right time. >> people spend their money being negative. i haven't done that. everything has been positive and we're rising. we'll see if there may be actuallyly new day in politics. >> how do you reconcile that feeling and that experience you're having in new hampshire with the rhetoric you're seeing in this primary, and the candidates who seem to be going far -- >> wait a minute. first of all, i'm rising more than anybody. secondly, there's more enthusiasm thusiasm. >> what have you learned through this process, running for president? >> i've learned we need to slow down and care about people. there are too many people today who feel disconnected. they feel like nobody cares about them.
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finish in new hampshire does have some precedence for presidents. >> how is it going, new hampshire? >> reporter: then-senator obama played runner up toillary clinton in 2008. george w. bush lost out to john mccain in 2000. >> second chance. >> reporter: bill clinton used his second place in the granite state to gain national traction. a second place finish may be beneficial in new hampshire. a state where 44% of voters are independent or undeclared. in many cases, undecided until the last minute. >> i'm down to two now. >> i'm close to making a final decision, and i'll make it tonight. >> we're joined now by one of the candidates vying for a strong showing here in new hampshire. new jersey governor chris christie. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> is it do or die tonight? >> i don't think it's do or die.
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it shook this race up in a significant way y d gumable.. we want to do well, but i don't think anything is do or die after the performance we had at the debate saturday night. >> do you think dald trump is going to win like the polls suggest? >> he's been ahead in 73, 74 straight polls. if he doesn't win, it'll be the biggest story of the evening. it's who is competing behind him. any of us could come from second to sixth.h. i can't have aprediction. i don't know. only the people >> what message will you take? you've poured yourself into this state. i think you've been here more than anybody else. you spent all your time. all your eggs are kind of in the new hampshire basket. if you don't get a message from new hampshire voters saying, we like you, you're not near the top. what are you g gng to do? >> i think i will. there's plenty of time to prepare for the worst. we're prepared for whatever happens tonight.
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i think the momentum from saturday night has been really great for us. in 2009 when i ran for governor, i got out sps spent 3 to 1 in a democrat state. nobody thought i was going to win and i won. >> there's no question that you shellacked marco rubio in the debate. it may have hurt him. did it help you though? >> i think it did. when i've seen theheurnouts at our events and people want to say, the debate made up my mind, i think it makes a big difference. 13.5 million people watched. it makes a difference. >> i was joking with you earlier. said, you have your lawyer on. you seem to like the prosecutor we remembered. did you enjoy that? >> i enjoyed making susu people understood i'm rdy to be president and senator rubio is not. i'm ready to beat hillary clinton and he is not. >> he says he has the most foreign policy experience of anyone in the race. >> well -- >> is that a fair characterization?
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decision about anything. >> he has more foreign policy experience than you. >> listen, i've read just as many befings as marco rubio. that's his experience. his experience is reading briefings prepared for him by senate staffers. i'm making decisions on the ground every day. i spent a lot of time in the last few years learning the foreign policy business and lking to some of thehemartest people in the world to advise me. i don't think there's any difference. there's no difference until you get in the chair. then you get real difference. >> trump is number one in all the polls. looking at what you did to marco bio saturday night, some might wonder, why didn't you train your fire on trump? he's the one poised to win the race. >> i think senator rubio w the anointed one. among certain aspects of the chatter. second can be bebeer than first in a lot of ways in new hampshire to pick presidents. i talked about the person i thought i needed to talk about
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we can't have another first-term senator as the nominee. hillary clinton will eat him alive. she won't eat me alive. i guarantee it. >> chris christie, thank you very much. we will have more coming up. we which have jeb bush joining us in a few minutes. matt, back to you. >> mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> don't put awawathe cold weather gear yet. >> considering it is february, i won't. >> it's been mild. we have a real change coming, at least here in the east. big, big bunch of cold air coming on down. zero for tomorrow morning in minneapolis. 11 in chicago. 24 in charlotte. orlando, 37. by wednesday afternoon, it's only 42 in charlotte. 59 in orlando. 44 in memphis. tomorrow morning, frost and freeze warnings go into northern florora. ththsday morning, you can see the temperatures stay cold. by comparison, you want it a little warmer, head out west. by friday, it's 60 in denver.
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los angeles, 87. san francisco, a high of 66 degrees. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's hanot to the extent we ad yesterday in portions of the viewing area. a few more snow showers track in tomorrow and we will stay cold for the week, too. winds are still 15 to 25 mph from the northwest with gusts to 30 mph.... they will stay strong all day. wind chills are running below zero and we still haa >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. want to saveour phone's battery life? why you might want to delete the facebook app and get it online instead. one of the world's largest cruise ships now abandoning its
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we're back now. 7:43. we have an update to a story we told you about on monday. one of the world's largest cruise ships and the thousands ofassengers on board battered by a massive storm at sea. this morning, as that ship turns around and heads back to port, we're hearing from some of the passenge. natalie has more on that. >ather than continuing south, the captain decided the passengers had endured enough. when you see the new images of the damage, you'll understand why. >> reporter: flying furniture,
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hurricane-force winds more than 150 miles an hour, all part of the harrowing journey more than 6,000 passengers and crew won't forget any time soon. passengers -- >> yesterday turned out to be, probably one of my worst dayay i've seen. >> reporter: passengers aren't arguing with that. >> seeing what we were seeing outside of our windows, the 30-foot waves, you know, and we're at 30 degree tilt. it was insane. >> you'd roll out of bed if you didn't hang on. >> i realize it was really serious at the point when i was sittttg at the c cir on the bar and the four legs came up and i was on two. i fell off the chair, essentially. >> reporter: despite their fear, most passengers say they felt the captain did a great job of keeping them informed and are happy to be alive. >> happiest day of my life right now. you know, it was terrifying last night. truly terrifying.
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everyone is s fe and there were minimal injuries. you know, thankfully, no casuals. >> reporter: others, angry they were put in danger at all, since a storm had been forecast. >> they're angry because they feel somebody should have own. >> they think there's the question of, why were we in this to begin with? >> reporter: royal caribbean's response, the weather the ship experienced was greater than forecasted. while the weather was unpleasant, the ship remained seaworthy at all time. the cruise line promises to give everyone a full refund and 50% off any future cruise. thoughome may never take advantage of that deal. >> whether or not we ever go on a cruise again, that, i'm not sure about. >> the ship expected to arrive in new jersey tomorrow morning. al, we were talking about this during the storor this was a storm that was well forecasted ahead of him. >> royal caribbean's claim this was not predicted is bull feathers, basically. the national weather service forecast, this s s put out on
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it was for 23 to 31 foot seas. in fact, if you look, the buoy out there had 30-foot waves. look here, the forecast, this was out on thursday. sunday night, northwesterly winds, 40 to 50 knots. about 45 to 56 or 57-mile-per-hour sustained winds. not countinggusts. they had plenty of knowledge. somebody made a decision and it s the wrong decision. >> they'll have to answer those questions. al, thank you very much. coming up on pop start, a change coming to the oscars. what's being done to liven up this amy thinks you have to be super smart to not mess up your tax refund. so we flew in super smart mathematician, maria chudnovsky, to help her. i have a lot of student an debt. can i deduct my interest? (beep) can amy deduct her student loan interest? in her case, yes. the amount goes right here.
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today, governor branstad visits waterloo west high school for a career opportunities presentation. this comes one week after voters overwhelmingly turned down a proposal for a career and technical center. last night the school board met for the first time since the votu. members of the bond committee were surprised by the research, surveys, and town halls....they say they'' heading back to the drawing board -- but aren't giving up on a career center just yet. in eastern iowa many schools are delayed this morning due to weather. this is video from i-35 yesterday -- but wearher still a problem, several sections of i-35 are closed or being called impassable by the d-o-t due to the conditions there. now, let's go to eileen with a look
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it's 8:00 on "today." new hampshire voters head to the polls. tom brokaw takes a look at the state's historic role in picking the nation's president.
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unbelievable, you ain't seen nothing yet >> good morning, new orleans. happy mardi gras. >> it's tuesday, mardi gras. good morning. this is a split edition of "today." we're live in new hampshire, today's battleground in the presidential race. matt, natalie, al and sheinelle holding down the fort. >> we have wind and snow in the air. it's chilly weather, savannah. >> we definitely had weather to talk about here. unclear if it will affectt the polls. there's so m mh at stake today. voters are already streaming into the polling sites across the state. the candidates getting in last-minute jabs att one another. we'll talk to jeb bush in a moment. first, peter alexander sets the stage. he's with me again. good morning to you. >> good morning. the first primary votes already
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bernie sanders dominated the last 40 polls in new hampshire. donald trump, the last 75. assuming those hold, new hampshire can send a message tonight, t tt americans are angry and want dramatic change. >> reporter: the political novice donald trump looking to lock up his first win in an unpredictable race. even leaning on hisis pregnant daughter for help. >> if she has the baby in new hampshire, it guarantees victory tomorrow. please, ivanka, have a baby tonight. >> reporter: blaststg rivals, including cruz. a description was yelled out from the crowd. >> she just said a terrible thing. shout it out. i don't want to -- she said, he's a [ bleep ]. it'sterrible. >> reporter: fending off attacks from his opponents, marco rubio hoping to rebound. here with lester holt. >> criticism is from the people who cover politics, not from voters. >> reporter: rubio's challenges see an opening.
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>> people are looking not only to understand whax's in your head, but they also want to know what's in your heart. if all you are is scripted, i'm not sure people respond to that. >> reporter: among democrats, bernie sanders supportwrs see the granite state as the senator's best chance to change the momentum. >> millions of us will have to stand up and be loud and clear in sang, our government belongs to all of us, not just the 1%. thank you. >> reporter: meanwhile, hillary clinton is aiming to slow sanders in a state he's expected to win. >> we can't quit. we can't get discouraged. we can't give up. we can't let the bad guys win. we have to be on a path that will take us where we k kw we n go together. >> reporter: her husband also trying to help rally supporters with his own, unique pitch. >> sometimes when i'm on a stage
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then i could say what i really think. i don't mean that in a negative way. >> voters are famously late deciders. can't tell you how many people told me they'll make up their mind today as they head to the polls, it explains the tough talk. this morning, john kasich criticizing our next guest, jeb bush. insisting he's taken a low road, he says, to the highest office in the land. >> peter, thank you very much. thanks for the segu jeb bush is here. governor kasich sayayg you took a low road. i guess he's talking about negative advertising. what's your response? >> i don't know what it is, to be honest with you. >> your super pac spent money on negative ads against kasich. >> i didn't even know it, to be honest with you. comparing and contrasting the part of this. wait until the general election when hillary clinton, i i she's thenominee, will try to scrape off the bark. this isn't the most difficult campaign in american history.
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we're running for the presidency of the united states. i have a proven conservative record that matches up really well against governor kasich's. particularly well against senators that have never done much because they've basically been stuck in the gridlock in washington. >> i'll stick with the advertising a minute. i know in any officialway, your campaign is not talking to your super pac. >> right. >> however, one presumes they have your blessing. you're not saying, don't do that. don't run the negative ads. you have spent more money on candidate. >> i'm being attacked by the other candidates, as well. it's how politics works. the reason we're doing better here is people want someone with a proven record. on the stump. it seems to be resonating. we'll see. there's a lot of undecided voters, as you all know. at the last moment, they make up their minds based on aot of different things than what the pundits say. >> people think you have your groove. you had your best debate on saturday night, you're hitting your%stride now.
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it hapapning now? >> frankly, because in new hampshire, they challenge you and test you. you get better as you go along. i did. 100 different meetings where i'm asked crara and important questionon i got better. >> are you nervous about tonight? >> i'm anxious, not nervous. i've been around the track a few times. looking forward to being in south carolina tomorrow. today is a new hampshire day. >> no matter what happens tonight, you're headed to south carolina? >> hilton head, you're welcome to come. >> some say if this goes on, if the so-called establishmentnt politicians are still in this glut, and then you have donald trump, the clear front runner, at some point, tse guys have to unify around one person. do you ever think in those terms? like if there comes a point for the good of the party, maybe i ought to step aside? >> i would like to see the support of all the other candidates supporting me, of course. we're now in the second primary t of probabab, what, 53 to go, counting the territories.
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ahead of us. i intend to bethere at the end. >> donald trump and you seem to have a little relationship on twitter. he seems to get under your skin and, perhaps, vice versa. yesterday, you tweeted he's a loser loser, a liar and whiner, which that could be out of trump's vocabulary book. >> giving him a taste of what he gives. that's what bullies need from time to time. he has gone bankrupt four times. he whines when it doesn't go perfectly for him. he insults his way to the nomination. it's not going to work. i don't think people believe that. >> if he wins tonight, as polls suggest he might, what are new hampshireeoters sayiyi? >> people are angry with washington, d.c. my job is to say, i agree. let's fix it. don't just prey on people's fears. give them a solid agenda on how to fix it. it's what i did when i was florida. >> your mom said maybe you were too polite in the campaign.
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>> after that last tweet i did, she probably doesn't necessarily think that anymore. we'll see. >> governor bush, thank you. appreciate it very much. coming up, tom brokaw explores the importance of the new hampshire primarynd how it shapeses the presidential race. first, natalie has a check of the other top stories. officials say all survivors have been removed from the mangled wreckage of two commuter trains that crashed head on this morning south of munich, germany. nine people were killed. it took rescuers hours to reach all 150 people injured. many had to be cut out of the crushed and oveveurned train cars. not clear how fast the trains were going, but officials say the speed limit on that stretch of track is about 80 miles per hour. four people were hospitalized in criticaca ndition overnight after a charter bus traveling from new york city to a casino flipped on to its side in madison, connecticut. about 30 others suffered injuries, ranging from cut and bruises to broken bones. snow was falling when the
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the cause is still being investigating. lunar new year celebrations turned violent in hong kong with clashessetween protestersrs and police, leaving 100 people injured. the unrest started when authorities tried to shut down unlicensed street food vendors. police fired warning shots but it caused the violence to escalate. one person was hurt when the canopy at a california gas station collapsed. hant maintenance workers were onnhe roof and noticed cracks. one didn't get down in time. it landed on a pair of cars. fortunately, the drivers were inside the gas station at the time. federal marshalls caught up with a mananted for assault with an alligator. 23-year-old joshua james pulled up to a drive-through window at a florida wendy's in october and tossed a small alligator inside. the gator was captured and released. james is charged with assault
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his mother says it was a harmless prank. hours after speaking with us live on "today," peyton manning carried on his super bowl celebration monday at disney land. manning and his family were the guests of honor at a parade. for his rumored retirement, even mickey couldn't get a peep out of him. we tried. mickey, you know, he keeps memorandum on thatmum on that, too. >> it was great. up next, an update to one of monday's trending topics. what was up with eli manning in that expression during his brother's super bowl victory? we'll have the answer. >> something he ate? and the story behind salma hayek's unusual outfit during a trip to the er. also a surprise for a deserving veteran.
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and schools are closed. campbell's soups go great with a cold and a nice red. made for real, real life. 8:14. let's find out what's in trending this morning. everyone doing okay with the new year's resolutions? >> completely broken. >> broke it when? >> 12:01. >> on new year's day? >> a week or two in, you lose it. >> today, tuesday, february 9th, is supposedly the day people give up on their fitness resolutions. that is the conclusion from the gold's gym falls this the fitness clip. after today, gym check-ins will drop off sharply and won't reach the same levels for the rest of the year. today.com, we posted tips to keep you on track, including using the buddy system. writing down your goals and embracing technology. >> today you can get on a treadmill without having to
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>> that's right. >> today is a good day. so many people have the facebook app, of course. question is, is it draining your phone's battery life? writer in "the guardian" claims uninstalling the company's app saves up to 15% of your battery. that's significant. facebook faced similar accusations in the past. you can access facebook through the safari browser. he says it's much more effective and won't drain the battery. facebook hasn't responded. a spokesperson told "the guardian" it is looking into the matter. >> our in-house tech expert says? >> i looked at my battery usage and facebook was 2%. i'm not a heavy user of it and i have background activity cut off on it. it's not constantly updating. >> everybody i know has a portable battery they bring with them, and other methods to recharge phones.
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end of the day every day. >> let's get to the super bowl expression now. it didn't exactly feel like the rill of victory. we talked about this on monday. the look on eli manning's face, the brother of the winning quarterback peyton manning. we talked to him live yesterday. the game is not officially over, but the whole family eruptptinto celebration. everyone except eli. what was he watching? one tweet says he was trying to process the puppy monkey baby commercial. eli is explaining himself. he was focusing on the next play. probably not wanting to celebrate prematurely. as a quarterback -- >> he knows. >> -- he knows anything could still happenen >> i thought maybe he was intense. >> you were on it. >> i said that. you're his brother. you're thinking, we'relmost there. not there yet. >> i think they were going to go for the two-point conversion. >> exactly. >> we all need a little help from mom every now and again. prepare yourselves for the
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all day. baby pandas getting help from mom. this is bei bei trying to climb up a tree at the smithsonian national zoo. he gets a little stuck. who comes in to help? mom is there with the assist. instantly coming to the rescue. she gives him a little push, little nudge up that tree. helps to get down again. >> giving him a verbal lashing the entire time. i told you not to go up the tree. >> yeah. >> big change to this year's oscar ceremony and the inappropriate shirt selma hayek wore to the er. sheinelle. >> let's start with the oscars. and why they are starting look a ait different this year. producers are planning t tblow up the traditional acceptance speech. this year, all nominees will submit a list of people they'd like to thank. during the speeches, that list will scroll at the bottom of the screen so they don't have to worry about forgetting anyone. the producers hope it will allow winners to give more
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just listing names. >> i like that. >> i think we all get tired of hearing name after name. i think it's going to be weird. >> i think they'll thank the people they should, like their mom. >> probably. >> we shall see. that's one of the changes announced at the oscar nominees luncheon on monday. take a look at this. 155 nominees posed for this class photo. you'll spot jennifer lawrence, brie larson and mark ruffaloas well as lady gaga, leonardo dicaprio. as well as matt damon. but the star was jacob tremblay. he posed with jennifer lawrence and delivered a knockout punch sylvester stallone.e. next up is colgplay and beyonce. in thehe newew issue of "rolling stone," chris martin says beyonce wasn't always keen on collaborating.
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up," and beyonce called him down, quote, in the sweetest way. i i ke you but this is awful. vid bowie once gave similar feedback on a different song. and next, selma hayek on t t completely inn appropriate shirt she wore to the e.r. yes, she is wearing a shirt. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's designed to make her look topless. it's part of a costume she was wearing while filming a movie in new york she explained she was rurued to the hospital after suffering a minor head injury on set and didn't bother changing. she's fine and the doctors looked happy, too. >> i bet. rushed to the hospital. take a couple of pictures with the doctor. >> maybebefter. >> sheinelle, thank you very much. let's get a check of the not to the extent we had yesterday in portions of the viewing area. a few more snow showers track in tomorrow and we will stay cold for the week, too. winds are still 15 to
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gusts to 30 mph.... they will stay strong all day. wind chills are running below zero and we still have some blowing snww around that will reduce visibilities at times. roads are still treacherous in central iowa and we still have >> that's your latest weather. the smucker's birthdays are coming back in the next half hour. >> that's right, the passing on of the torch. been a great tradition. back to savannah in new hampshire. >> guys, thank you. as the host of the first primary in the nation, new hampshire relishes its role when it comes to picking the nation's next president. tom brokaw hap more on that. you know this state well. >> i do. as you indicated, new hampshire cherishes its reputation as a fiercely independent state that plays by its own rules. over the years, it has developed a reputation for surprises. often,n,ig surprises. >> reporter: new hampshire is a
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successes and huge disappointments. >> boy, did new hampshire come up with a surprising finish. >> because of new hampshire independents, there may be more characters per capita in new hampshire than other places. you get unexpected questions or unexpected confrontations. >> it changes the political picture in america for 1968. >> reporter: mccarthy finished a strong second in 1968. s student crusade against vietnam was enough to drive president johnson from a second term. >> i will not accept the nomination of my party for another term as your presidenen >> reporter: jimmy carter, little-known southern governor, won honnew hampshire hearts in 1976. by 1980, it was reagan's state, after a showdown with george
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in iowa. bush g g his turn in '88, defeating an angry bob dole. who had beaten him in iowa. >> voted for tax increase 600 times in your career. can you defend that? >> back in your cave. >> senator dole, anything you'd like to say to the vice president? >> stop lying about my record. >> reporter: in 1992, bill clinton lostt new hampshire amid rumors of womanizing. the voters gave the man hope, just enough hope. >> new hampshire, tonight has made bill clinton the comeback kid. >> reporter: by '96, pat, with almost no money but a populous touch, called his campaign, peasants with pitch forks. stunning the gop establishmentnt in new hampshire but faded later. in 2000, another bush, 43, brimmed with confidence and lost
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the straight talk express couldn't keep his momentum going. eight years ago, barack obama a rolled intntnew hampshire afterer beating hillary clinton in iowa. >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: senator clinton was itten off. until she beat obama handily. enough to kee her campaign going, but not enough to get to the white house. >> please, come out. >> reporter: eight years later, navigating new hampshire is just as treacherous. mcquaid publishes the manchester union leader newspaper. >> i'm proud of voters who read, watch television and make up their own minds. >> reporter: new hampshire voters know their own mindd but they don't like to tip their hand. >> savannah, don't ask me who is going to win tonight. i've been coming here since 1972
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every cycle. that's part of the appeal of new hampshire, obviously. >> it's the graveyard of pollsters here in new hampshire. imagine if the polls are correct, new hampshire would be sending a hugee message if it nominates bernie sanders and donald trump. >> right. then the question is, which of the polls are correct? they're all over the place. those two stayed in number one. i think a big part of theissue, what will happen today, is who survives? not just who wins. and who has to get out of the race. it's the kasich race, also the bush race, also the christie race. it's the jeb bush race. those people downstream have other hopes beyond new hampshire. new hampshire, take it seriously. >> we'll see how tickets out of here there are tonight. tom brokaw, thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> back to matt. >> you going to catch a plane, savannah, and we'll see you here morrow. nice job and thank you very much. coming up, ben stiller on
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first, your local news.8:26... a former governor versus our current governor as democrats and republicans battle over medicid chet culver is holding town hall meetings in coralville and cedar rapids today to talk abouut governor branstad's plan to privatize medicaid. many democrats criticize the plan which affects hundreds of thousands of iowans. branstad says its about providing the st care ...a decision to boost a shooting sports program is causing outrage from alumni at an iowa college it's gaining popularity at simpson college, an now the school plans to hire a full-time e oach. opponents say it not only promotes guns on campus but it's against the college's religious beliefs.. but the president
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staff in harms way... now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. windy and cold today with snow showers tomorrow and again on friday. we will stay cold wih highs only in the teens monday... the same time we have more snow tracking through. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the
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8:30 now on a tuesday morning. 9th day of february, 2016. we've got a chilly crowd out on the plaza. bundled up with a little snow in the air. flurrying. you know what? we're happy to be outside and
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>> we had some original wrangler-inspired art. >> really well done. >> we'll have to hang it up in the orange room. >> you want stars? we've got them. inside the studio right now, we have ben stiller. derek zoolander himself is here to talk about -- there it is -- >> he broro it out already. >> didn't even wait. talk about bringing the character back after 15 years. we'll talk to ben about that. >> thawas intense. katie holmes also tackling an intense role in her new movie. what one magazine is calling her ultimate second act. >> looks good. chocolate and think poetchipotle. opposites do attract. first, mr. roker, how about the weather? >> for today, we're watching snow across the great lakes and into the mid-atlantic states. gorgeous day in the pacific northwest. toasty in los angeles. high of 88.
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florida. tomorrow, we have freezee warnings in northern florida. rain in the pacific northwest. snow through the northeast and new england with snow around the great lakes. fairly chilly temperatures moving in, as well. at's what's going on around the country. wrangler, what do you think of the portrait? henot to the extent we had yesterday in portions of the viewing area. a few more snow showers track in tomorrow and we will stay cold for the week, too. winds are still 15 to 25 mph from the northwest with gusts to 30 mph.... they will stay strong all day. wind chills are running bow zero and we still have some blowing snow around that >> that's your latest weather. young man, what's your name? >> joshua. >> yes. >> what'd you play? >> tuba.
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the tuba? >> yeah. >> you know how to get to carnegie hall? >> yes. >> practice! sorr a little joke. i'm an old guy. congratututions. that's fantastic. >> thank you. >> good for you. let's head back inside. >> announcer: show heart today broughto you by campbell's, made for real. real life. >> one of our favorite times of the morning. more of our series, show heart today, where we share acts of love and kindness. of course, leading up to valentine's day. jenna bush hager is back. what do you have today? >> this tale took me back to my hometown in texas. an army of people ready to give back to one of the country's bravest. >> reporter: marrying a military man was never the plan. with jay, outgoing, witty, handsome, she couldn't help butut fall in love. >> am i ready to jump off the deep end and be in the military with him? i'm glad i did.
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their wedding, jay was deployed to afghanistan for the first time. sierra, more than 8,000 miles away, was pregnant with their first child. in august of 2006, on their one-year anniversary, sierra got a call from jay's mom she'd never forget. >> she said, i need you to hear three words. jay is alive. i was like, oh, this is it. that's the one call you don't want to get. >> reporter: jay's vehicle hit an ied. nearly half his body, burned. tlie three of his fellowsoldiers, killed. six days later, sierra gave birth to their daughter. >> not the way you want your husband to meet your child but it was better than nothing. that's for sure. >> reporter: jay has made a steady recovery. in the sweltering texas heat, his burns still keep him from fully enjoying his passion, the outdoors. >> from the fingertips to the shoulder on his l lt side, it's
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when you get the new skin, you don't sweat out of that so it's easy to get overheated. >> reporter: jay's story caught the attenenon of the organization that's helped more than 15,000 veterans. they teamed up with the home depot to surprise jay with a backyard he and his family could enjoy. with sierra's h hp, they swooped in while jay was away on business. >> what do you think his reaction is going to be? >> i think he's going to feel overwhelmed with gratitude. i think he'll be like, i can't believeeeople are doing this for me. >> it makes you want to get teary eyed. >> yeah. that's what soldiers fight for. it's for these amazing people to do things for others. >> reporter: with more than two days of work down, word arrives that jay just landed at the airport. >> ls than an hour to wrap this up. let's get moving.
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there was one thing left to do. >> hi. i'm from the "today" show. >> yeah. >> and your wife has put together a little surprise. here we go. [ applause ] >> wow. >> what do you think? >> thank you. i mean, this is amazing. >> there's misters here. they put lights all the way around so you'll can play football at night. >> reporter: and a hot tub to help j with his joint pain. >> a whole new fence. >> new patat furniture, new isolating fan. >> horseshoes, cornhole. >> wanted to do a little something special to remember the oneshat didn't make it out ofhe accident. a memorial garden. >> that's pretty cool. that is really cool. >> one more thing. >> no way. >> one more thing. a brand-new garage.
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>> everything you need out here to build whatever it is you want to build. [ applause ] >> is this like a dream? >> yeah. i had to pinch myself a couple times. maybe i'm asleep on the airplane right now. you know? it's pretty special, to have that memorial they put in there. a lot of the guys that i served with, they're the real heros. i really appreciate you coming out and doing this for me and my family. from the bottom of my heart, i want to say thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you. i appreciate it. thanks a lot. >> sierra was the main person in charge of the surprise. she told me jay is the cornerstone of their family. of course, he said the same thing about her. it's a great love story, but also one with the generosity of complete strangers. some of them drove from three hours away to make it happen. you know what jay said? he said, i'm here.
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you know who really is the hero, are the guys getting off the airplanes. he thanks them when flying around for work. he thanks the guys coming home. he was a true hero and it was so much fun. >> touching story. >> great story. >> jenna, thank you very much for giving us. up next, we'll catch up with mr. ben stiller on a tuesday morning. first, this is "today" on nbc. so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're lookingngor, a network that's built to give you coverage way out here where the other guys don't, and 6 gigs for only $40 a month. that's a lot less than verizon and at&t. so, why on earth would you ever go with one of those other guys? switch to u.s. cellular now
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8:39. ben stiller's 2001 comedy "zoolander" became a cult classic. it introduced us all to the really, really, ridiculously good looking model, derek zoolander. >> what is your trademark, if you have one? >> the look i'm best known for is blue steel. >> what's that look like? impressive. >> then there's ferrari. and there's a softer one, more
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i use it for footwear sometimes. >> can it see that? >> 15 years later, derek is back in "zoolander 2." can his famous looks still stop flying objects? >> flash me that beautiful look, give me the incredible magnum. >> no. >> think fast, magnum. >> wait, no. >> magnum, now! come on. you've got this. you have to focus. come on! >> stop! >> you've got this. >> maybe we can try a washcloth. >> tequila. >> no!! it's not working. >> does it make sense when i say sometimes i feel guilty i'm laughing >> no, no, no. >> you understand that? >> of course. >> welcome back. good to see you. >> good to see you, matt. >> did you slip right back into this character after 15 years, or was it a little more difficult than that? >> it took a little bit of time, just because it had been a while. once we started doing it, started to feel more normalal
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we were in the dynamic, it felt familiar. >> i know you wouldn't have brought derek back to the screen unless he had evolved considerably. >> yes. it was hard to get derek agree to do the movie. he tught the first one didn't reflect well on him, thought it was a d dumentary. trying to make a dealith him on this one, you know, he's a model who thinks he's an actor. >> you asked a lot of famous people to do cameos in the movie. >> yeah. >> i just learned something three minutes ago. you asked jenna's mom, barbara bush, the former first lady. >> laura. >> you asked her mom? i thought it was her grandma. you asked her mom laura to be in the movie? >> yes. she was smart to politely say no. >> what did you have in mind for her?
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that i was going to ask her to be a part of. she wedeclined and i waslad i didn't have to ask her to be a part of. >> laura bush to be a part of an or orgy scene in "zoolander 2." >> that is correct. you come with the hard-hitting questions, matt lauer. >> what were you thinking? >> i realized it was insane when it came out of my mouth. >> you kindldl asked me to be in the movie. >> yeah. >> what surprised me is you came yourself. i thought you'd send an intern or something. i really did. >> to work with you, matt? >> didn'ttelieve y y'd come here and do the directing. >> you were nice enough to do it twice because we had to come back. >> did i mess it up the first time? >> no. you were wonderful. we had a line that changed and i wanted yououor the openingng sequence. you morphed into derek. it's an exciting shot, when you become -- one good looking guy turns into another incredibly good looking guy.
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that this remooer is herepremiere is here, and then you're off on your own? >> once it comes out, it's done. you' working on it until the very end. even when we were showing it, we had our first screenings in australia last week. we were dropping shots in. you keep going until they pull it out of your hands. >> 15 years from now, will you be back with "zoolander 3"? >> yes, with a walker, probably. >> it's great to see you, ben. it was a fun process. congratulations. >> thanks, man. >> thanks for bringing derek back. "zoolander 2" opens on friday.
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co-star, bepe we ar back now at 8:46 with katie holmes. she stars in the new movie
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poet struggling with bipolar disorder. take a look. >> trying to figure out who i am. you know, because i don't feel like myself anymore. even when i go off the medication, i don't feel like myself. >> okay. you know what, honey? i think we need to get dad. >> i'm sorry. i shouldn't have yelled. i won't yell again. >> you're right. sit down. i have a really good plan. you're going to spend the night tonight, and tomorrow morning, first thing, we'll go to the hospital and get your file. you can ask anything. we'll figureell this out. >> i hate it when you look at me like that. >> how am i looking at you? >> like i'm crazy. >> katie, welcome back. nice to see you. >> thank you. nice to see you. >> intense. i watched it yesterday. it's an intense movie. you play carla, who suffers from these massive swings of emotion. incredible highs and incredible lows. i would imagine, i is a tough line to walk ass an actress, not to make the moods seamsterem seem stereotypical. >> it is.
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felt pressure to create an authentic character. so many people do suffer, and i wanted to bring a realistic portrayal to the role. you can't just read about something like that. have you had people close to you, family, friends, who have had this condition? >> you know, i have not had many experiences, no, with knowing people with this. but when i met with paul, our director, he told me this was his story. and shed more light on what he's gone through and why we were making this movie. and how important it was to him. you know, this movie, the cast the crew, everybody was inspired by him, that there was this energy on set to create something very authentic and very real. >> it asks some really big questions. for example, it talks about all the brilliant and creative
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like hemingway and van gogh, elliott and f. scott fitzgerald, who suffered from bipolar disorder. it asks, was it a curse for them or the source of their brilliance? i thought it was fascining. >> i thought it was fascinating, as well. paul, our director, you know, he talked about how it was so hard for him when he was diagnosed to suddenly go from being a person to then being just an illness. he found such comfort in these great artists who also had this. so it does raise that question. however, he is very, you know -- he's gone through a lot of treatment. >> it also asks the question, is it beneficial to treat these people with drugs. >> right. >> you and i both remember a heated discussion i got into on that subject here in this studio. how do you think the movie comes down on that? where do you think it leads the viewer? >> i think that what i think our director did a wonderful job
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shows, this is it. these are the two characters in a love story, which he's saying is kind of its own mania, to fall in love. really, he puts the question out there for the audience to make that decision. >> they can live their lives when they're on the medication, but they don't feel like they are living full lives. >> right. >> on the medication. >> right. >> it's a delicate balance. >> right. >> i was reading a magazine article about you last night, and it talks about you living the ultimate second act right now. is that how you feel? >> i think that was, you know, what the lovely interviewer kind of gathered on her own. i feel very lucky t tt i've had wonderful, creative experiences recently. doing this movie was, as an actor, really liberating because our director allowed us to have the freedom to find these characters every day and to improvise. you know, it was challenging
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the lows of these performances. really trying to get it ght. he a aowed us to play. you don't often get that, especially with a small movie on a budget. but we had time. >> as i mentioned, it's intense. it's "touched with fire." katie, thanks. >> thank you, matt. >> good to have you. it opens in new york and los angeles on friday and nationwide on february 19th. just ahead, a recipe guaranteed to spice up your valentine's day lebration.
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nbc. this morning on today food, treats that will turn up the heat for valentine's day. we have the host of "top chef mexico" on our sister network nbc. it's based on bravo's hit series, "top chef." good morning. >> good morning. >> besides being in spanish and mexico, how else is "top chef mexico" different? >> people can see a different side of mexico. positive, friendly, delicious, of course. it's a level that's above and beyond -- >> you're making a special treat for us. this is brownies but with a kick, right? >> with a chipotle powder kick. >> we have our grid here w wh the ingredients. >> yes. we have the chipotle powder, dark chocolate, eggs, flour, butter, cinnamon. we'll start by melting the
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>> with dark chocolate, right? >> yes, dark chocolate. i love that. mix it with the melted butter. you can never go wrong with butter, right? >> double bler so that way, it doesn't burn the chocolate. >> while you help me with this -- >> explain what you have going on there. >> we're going to be -- we're going to put eggs here and pick the chocolate in here. >> right. that's the mix going in there now. >> yeah. with the melted butter in. >> we don't have much time but we'll show you to speed up the flour. >> flour here. then we mix it. we have it all ready. >> cinnamon and nutmeg. >> you can put almonds, you can put walnuts, pecans. >> chipotle powder is the key ingredient, right? >> of course. it'll give it a kick to it. >> put it in the oven how long? >> 35 minutes. put it in foil so it doesn't stick. >> these are nice and hot. amazing.
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>> perfect for valentine's day. spice up your valentine's day. >> chipotle powder on top. >> perfect. gracias and thank you very much. "top chef mexico" premieres on nbc. they're cool. natalie, thank you very much. willard scott retired in december. as promised, he's passed the smucker's birthday baton on to . roker.r. we could not be happier about that. >> thanks so much. i am so honored to be taking over from willard. as we tip our hatso the special folks from all over, we want to make you proud, willard. jace pugh turned 100 this week.
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slaughter is 100 years old. here's declerck from new jersey. didn't get her first cavity until 99 years old, happy 100 birthday. seymour seymour'ssecret to loloevity, eat one piece of dark chocolate a day. millie is 100. she loves spending time with grandkids and great grandchildren grandchildren. happy 75th anniversary to victor and norma from florida. your secret to a long, happy marriage? patience. they've never had a fight. do you know someone turning 100 or celebrating an anniversary 75 years or more? share their photos and stories on our website, today.com. >> it's like you were born to do that. >> i know. >> willard would be very proud. >> love it. >> as a kid, when i was growing up, my favorite part of the
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smucker's gun owners in the state are pushing to legalize suppressors, also known as silencers. the iowa firearms coalition is working with lawmakers on a bill that would legalize suppressors in iowa. the bill cleared a committee ann could go to a vote on the senate floor in the next few weeks.
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right direction the state should take at a time when there's so much gun violence in the country. a similar bill did not pass last year. the goat is on the lam no more.. coralville police tweeting hey found the missing university of iowa research goat, william, yesterday police tell us the goat is back at the research center safe ann sound. he'd been mmssing sincee the end of january. now, let's go to eileen with a look at teather. windy and cold today with snow showers tomorrr and again on friday. we will stay cold with highs only in the teens through tracking through. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to
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this morning on "today's take," zoolander 2, the biggest name in fashion is back and we've got one of the stars. nightmare at sea. cruisepassengers speaking out after sailing into a storm. and treats for the sweet. delicious desserts for valentine's day. all that and more coming up right now.
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this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome e o "today" on a tuesday morning. it is fat tuesday, february 9th, 2016. last day to feast before the start of lent. millions of christians observe for 40 days. look at st. patrick's cathedral there. it ends on easter sunday. >> today is the day, we feat. >> then we have ash wednesday. i'm al roker along with dylan and natalie. tamron and willie on assignment in new hampshire. we're going to talk to them in a minute. but this is your morning jam. >> of course. >> i had to pick "formation." beyonce's new song. appropriately released the day before the super bowl. >> right. >> she performed it live. i was on the field live as she was performing this.
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pick third-degree song pick this song, you have to do the "formation." >> no one wants to see that. i have the head. >> the head bob. >> it sounds awesome, right, to be on the field? >> yeah. >> when you're 5'4" and in the back, you can't see anything. basically, i saw maybe some people in the distance. not sure if it was beyonce or not. >> jumping up and down. >> yeah. i'm sure you h h a better view at home. >> i think so. it was such a performance. >> i missed the whole thing. >> screens all around though, right? >> the screens weren't working during thth performancnc >> i've been to a couple super bowls. while it's a great thing to go to, the fact is, to watch it all, it's so much better at home. you see better angles and get the commercials. i know. >> i heard there was the monkey -- >> puppy monkey baby. >> all the rage. >> y didn't see the baby pop out with the doritos commercial? >> i saw that. we were in a media works space
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>> you didn't miss too much. now you have bragging rights. i was on the field. >> could have been worse. caribbean cruise. >> we told you yesterday about the royal caribbean cruise ship. it was hit by rough waters after leaving its new jersey port on saturday. it was on a sevevn-day cruise to thehe bahamas. as it was making its way there, this huge storm hit it off the coast of south carolina. we're hearing from the passengers and seeing some incredible images. well. anthem of the seas had about 6,000 passengers and crew on board. al, they reported waves as high as 30 feet. hurricane-force winds. >> yeah. >> sometimes over 150 miles per hour. all of this was forecast though. >> it was. i know royal caribbean issued a statement, which was -- >> while the weather was unpleasant the ship remained
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>> they claimed it wasn't forcastfor forecasted but it was. as of thursday, there were reports the forecast for the seas, 30 feet, winds minimum at 40 and 50 knots, about 57 miles per hour. that was thursday night. the forecast got worse in the next day or two. they had plenty of warning. they made a decision, i don't know if i i was for money or what -- >> they thought they'd beat the storm. >> every day they're out of place, it costs them money. >> right. >> the fact is, they should have never done it. the forecast -- >> look at the flying furniture. the damage you see onn board. and we have some passengers describing how it all went down. >> i'm sure there's going to be some sort of investigation. >> 30 foot waves, you know. it's like a 30 degree tilt. it was insane. >> i was hanging on because you would roll out of bed if you didn't hang on.
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i was sitting at ingting on the chair at the bar. four legs came up and i fell out of the chair, essentially. >> i love it, while the weather was unpleasant, the ship remained seaworthy. that's like saying, godzilla s a little bit of a lizard. come on. >> one of the passengers said the ship was almost at a 30 degree angle, with the ves. it probably felel like it. >> would you go on another cruise if you experienced something like that? >> i would have hard pressed to go back. but they are -- royal caribbean is offering passengers a full refufu for this trip. also, 50% off of a future cruise, if they so dare or choose. i think there is going to certainly be an investigation into it. no doubt. >'m going to try one of al's famous transitions. can't catch a cruz in new
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>> maybe you can. >> there's a port there. >> oh. >> i think it's why it was named portsmouth. >> anyway, we have willie and tamron in new hampshire.
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ware watch. someone predicted, which means that's an incredibly long night. number one. you have do see who can take the ground game to the next step. and whether or not they'll take on trump. >> yeah, if you get that pack, second p pce among republicans i don't see anybody getting out, unless they run out of money. but a lot of people who can make the case i should move on.
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hockey arena had a huge rally, 3,000 or 4,000 people were there. what's getting attention is something he repeated from a woman in front of him. he highlighted it, he amplified it, hee repeated it. talking about ted cruz. >> she just said a terrible thing. she just said -- shout it out, because i don't want to -- okay. you're not allowed to say -- i never expect to hear that from you again. she said -- i never expect to hear that om you again. she said he's a [ bleep ]. that's terrible. terrible. >> even by donald trump standards that was not a word he had not used in public -- >> has a presidedeial candidate ever used that -- >> i'm going to say no. meanwhile, bill and hillary clinton campaigning together yesterday and last night. the former president introducing secondary clinton with maybe a little too much honesty. see what yououhink.
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married. then i could say what i really think. and i don't mean that in a >> so that was interesting also to see bill clinton on the campaign trail, guys, with his this is the second day -- yesterday was the second day in the row that bill clinton is referred to the big dog in the world of politics going after bern sanders in the very aggressive way. you heard him there say, i'm holding b bk really, because i want to say some other things. among the things he did actually say, accused bernie sanders's campaign of being sexist and also accused the campaignn of being hypocrites regarding what sanders has posed. willie and i have been talking to different people in new hampshire. the live free or die motto is something they take so seriously about 44% of the voters here are undeclared.
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independent, but if you want to get a person from new hampshire riled up, just -- what is undeclared? no one owns me. you won't know my vote until i walk in and cast the vote. today, they will decide toy. >> there's a famous line that new hampshirers use, i have mip my top three. and today it becomes the top one. voting returns are in from three up tos. dixville notch gets it going at midnight. and trump and kasich and cruz are tied with nine votot. >> incncdible nine. >> and sanders leading clinton 16 to 7. this is a cool place to witness democracy. you get to go to the little vfw hall or little rallies like donald trump had. they interact and listen to the answers. they make their decision today. we become leading up to iowa and new hampshire and here we are. >> absolutely.
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serious note, the only thing i really cared about as mr. democracy sits here, the best dunkin' donuts are in new hampshire. it's true. i already ate mine. >> they're different? >> they're different. >> al, you look so entertained. they are so tasty here. >> we don't have any. i feel left out. >> you go on the road and you never bring us food? how many times is on he on the road and we say, that looks od. >> you have been there so long, you could vote as a new hampshire resident. >> i have been here so long, i don't get on the scale. between the beef chili and doughnuts it's a good time for democracy. merica.democracy. >> america. >> thanks, guys. you guys will have all thehe results for us, as well, on msnbc. >> boom. here we go. how are we on facebook? >> we have our today's take facebook page. >> yes. >> it's day 10 of 25 days of prizes.
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from erie, pepesylvania, to northeastern ohio. 2 to 4 inches in new york city. 1 to 3 in baltimore. in the washington, d.c. area, 8 to 12 in west virginia. that's what's going on around not to the extent we had yesterday in portions of the viewing area. a few more snow showers track in tomorrow and we will stay cold for the week, too. winds are still 15 to 25 mph from the northwest with gusts to 30 mph.... they will stay strong all day. wind chills are running below zero and we still have me blowing snow around thaa times. roads are still treacherous in central iowa and we still have >> facebook.com/today's take. oh, you guys are liking us a lot. guys? >> we like it. thank you, al. comii up, are the foods in your fridge safe to eat?
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>> biggest fallacy. how often do you throw food out because you see -- i do it, too. >> my husband lives by the date. >> it has nothing to do with food safety. it is conjured up by the manufacture for peak freshness. it's about the taste of it all. >> you're in the dairy section and go for eggs. >> you see he date on the eggs. look at it and throw it out that datat eggs will last in your fridge and taste delicious and be safe for three to five weeks after you bought them. >> okay. >> three to five weeks, you' good with the eggs. what you should do with egg -- you'll put it in the basket, al? taking it away? >> that's right. >> things are tough for al at home. >> there are times it goes past the date. how can you tell if it's fresh or not? >> this is a really cool trick. get a bowl of water. take one of the eggs and drop it into the water. if it drops to the bottom.
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it sinks, you're good. >> probably needed a bigg bowl. >> sink is good. floating to the top is bad. >> what about cereals and crackers? >> good for 9 to 12 months opened r or unopened. >> wait a minute.. >> doesn't taste great. >> give me a big bowl of that. >> you're shopping at the "today" show. nothing to do with food safety. it's about peak freshness. >> containers are so big. i feel like i always throw them out. >> especially mayoaise. the target ing in our head, we'll get sick from it. these are good a year and a half unopened. if you open them, mayonnaise, and i want to get this right, it'll last two to three months, even if it's opened. >> okay. >> do yachtnot throw it out based on the date. >> mustard would last longer? >> 8 to 12 months. >> you have to scrape offhe crust.
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invent snacking. you've only got five days left to think of somethingng speccl for your sweetie. you can't go wrong with homemaidde treats. we have the host of food and wine's "mad genius tips." justin, good to see you. st in time for valentine's day. >> thank you for having me back. >> you have great tips for us, always. first, if you want to make this beautiful heart cake for your love, you don't need a heart-shaped form do this, right? >> you don't. it's easier than you think. all you'll do is bake two cakes. a square and a round. we did 8 inch. you can do 6 or 9-inch. you cut your round cake in half, just like this. >> like a puzzle you get as a kid. how do you take a square and circle a make it into a heart? pop it on top. frost it. you're good to go.
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ggeous. let's talk chicken noodle soup wh a little extra love in it. >> a little extra love. a lolo of extra love because it's valentine's day. i'll let you do the honors. we've cooked lasagna noodles. cut out hearts, just like that.t. look at that. >> love that. >> add it right to your favorite recipe, chicken noodle soup. >> my kids would love this, too. >> great t ask for them, to do the cutouts. you have your chicken and hearts. adorable. >> flourless chocolate cake is a way to everyone's heart. >> super easy. butter. put it in the microwave at 20-second intervals. i like semi-sweet chocolate. mix ititwith eggs, sugar, cornstarch. spoon the batter into muffin pans.
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>> loosen it first. grease it up first. >> take a little section of sugar. >> don't mind if i do. you'll show us how to do a beautiful design on top of the hot chocolate or coffee. >> you take some whipped cream. i like a lot. >> mm-hmm. >> just like that. take a knife or spatula. smooth the surface. take these awesome stencils and cinnamon. >> look at this gorgeous one.
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western avenue arounnfour this morning. smoke has been pouring out of the home. they've spent several hours on the scene, working to put out the fire and dealing with the smoke an update on the three people rescued from a cedar falls mobile hoo during a fire.e. we first brought you this story yesterday morning ashley calfee, the mother, had to be taken to iowa city to be treated. she took in a lot of smoke. her three year old son and five year old daughter are in good now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. windy and cold today with snow showers tomorrow and again on fridaywe will stay cold with highs only in the teens through saturday through. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest news
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taking a look at the headl taking a look at the headlines for j jt the fourth time the centers for disease control command center has mobilized to the highest level because of the zika virus outbreak. officials are concerned that infected mosquitos will gain a footholdldere in the maininnd of the u.s. the 50 cases confirmed here so
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travelled tot latin america, south amica, the caribbean or central america. the previous level one alertss were for hurricane katrina. the h1n1 virus and&the ebola outbreak. president obama is taking new steps today to fight cybercrime. he wants to create a new high level position to coordinate cyber security and to work with military a intelligence counterparts. the proposal includes a $19 billion increase in cyber security funding. that's up more than % from last year. no some important news this morning about depressssn and young people. a panel of government backed experts is recommending that children ages 12 to 18 be routinely screened for major forms of depression. that's defined as feeling down, having little interest in normal activities for more than two weeks. with adequate treatment though young people whose depression
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had improved symptoms and daily functioning.g. just in time for valentine's day a special treat for your loved one from starbucks. the coffee chain is serng up three new chocolateeverages. customers can order the molten or the hot chocolate. they're available through this and we're finally getting to the bottom of that super bowl mystery everybody is talking about. you heard about this, it was the look on eli manning's face in the final seconds of the big game that his brother peyton was about to win. while most of the family is cheering, eli looks deadly serious. all right, so now he's explaining himself. he said, he was just focusing on the next play. probably didn't want to celebrate too early. we buy that explanation. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> thanks so much, natalie. a look right now at what's going on in new hampshire for the vote, they'll have scattered temperatures in the 20s all day.
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but weather should not be a problem. the rest of the country we are looking at snow showers making their way through the pacific northwest. i s suld say s sshine in the pacific northwest, gorgeous temperatures in the 60s. got the low clip their will bring lake-effect snow behind it. windy and warmm in los angeles. 88. our facebook.com/today's take, we're trying to get to 200,000 likes today. go to our page, you're registered for a a chance to win a $200 pair of brooks running shoes. not to the extent we had yesterday in portions of the vieng area. a few more snow showers track in tomorrow and we will stay cold for the week, too.
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25 mph from the northwest with gusts to 30 mph.... they will stay strong all day. wind chills are running below zero and we still have some blowing snow around that >> that is your latest weather. he's been making us >> and this is your latest weather. >> you have bee making us laugh for the last few years on "saturday night live" and online with his awkward man on the streets videos. >> now kyle moonie is bringing the lgh to the big screen in "zoo lander 2." he has his own unique style. take a look. >> let me introduce -- they're all losers. hate the guys. we have tsr, gleek. this guy gives the best -- he's a genius. tattoos are so stupid. he's the one who did my colonel sanders.
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it sucks, i don't like it, dude. why would i do this to myself? i never want it on me. >> kyle, good morning. >> good morning. yeah. how are you? >> doing great. you're doing pretty good. first "zoo lander" comes out you're a teenager. did you ever think you'd if part of this group mixing it with hans -- >> hansel? no, it was super surreal. when i was in college we had the dvdv we -- ththe was this outrage with will ferrell where he's dressed unlike a baby girl and licking a lollipop. we'd watch it over and over again. >> how do you play your character across from will ferrell? he's so intense, and in your face. >> right. i try not to cry. i try to be asomposed as possible. it's incredibly intimidating but
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such great people it's super ease. >> i just hearing the dialogue a little bit. i mean, is that -- a lot of that ad libbed? is that just you or -- >> yes and no. the script was already super funny, but ben was really cool about letting us kind of mess around. >> you have that awkward sense of humor in there. >> why do people say that? >> that a character? >> of course. i mean, i'm always keeping my cool. >> great answer. >> incredibly -- >> i'm the epitome of awkward. >> we embrace awkward around here. >> so that's what we built our program around. >> i thinkou're doing great. you're some of my biggest influences. >> wow. that's high praise.at's high praise. >> especially al, the king of awkward. >> i am. last weekend, larry david. this week, you have melissa mccarthy, kanye west.t. >> sure. >> what is that like? do you get star struck? >> i do. i mean, everybody is cool. you kn what i mean?
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there hasn't been anybody that's been tough or difficult. this week is exciting though. with kanye on, i'm a big fan. i really wanted toget a photo with him at the 40th anniversary but i was too intimidated to ask. >> will you try this week? >> i want to free style battle him, i think. >> you're going right in? >> free style battle, wow. >> that's very gutsy. >> it is. >> good luck. >> can i ask you a quick question? is it true you have 800 vhs tapes at home? >> i have alot of videos at my house. >> why? the rack. >> i took that photo yesterday, and i think the composition is >> do you have a vcr? >> no. that's the thing, i can't play them. i do have a vcr, yes. i watch the videos a lot. >> good. >> "zoolander 2" is in theaters
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after seven seasons of playing on "sons of anarchy," theo rossi is juggling several new roles. >> not only is he a proud new dad, telling us stories during the break, but he's starring in and co-producing in "bad hurt." take a look. >> new in town? >> that obvious, huh? >> i don't mean anything by it. just kind of a forgotten place. >> it's what i'm looking for. >> thee yo roso rossi, good morninn. >> ttank you for haaing me. >> you haven't been here since "sons of anarchy," the series
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>> does that follow you everywhere you go? are you happy to take a new turn? >> as "sons" has the great estefan base, so the reaper, juice, it'll never go away. you know, it's afforded me the right to come and do these other things, which ii excited about, that are coming up. >> "bad hurt" is a passion project of yours. you also produce it. you see yourself doing more of that? >> um, you know, i'm really excited for this to come out and put it out to the world. two years ago, almost this week, we'd just started filming in the second worst snowstorm in new york history intaten island, in the hometown i grew up in. i recently moved back to. yeah, it's amazing. producing and acting. producing has made me a million times better actor in every way. >> how come? >> actors, they're a pain sometimes. you know, they are. >> you're less demanding now as an actor?
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you want coffee? no, let's just shoot. >> i don't need a trailer. >> your new role as dad, your son, cain alexander, what a great name. >> thank you very much. >> he turned eight monns yesterday. when he was born, i found out the reason why i was alive. it's like, you know, the second he came in, my whole life was in like a clear -- it was a fuzzy focus and then everything became clear. i knew exactly -- >> hearts just melted across america. >> i mean, i've never lived a day in my life without a dog. i have three huge dogs now, over 70 pounds, and he fit right into the pack. he crawls around the house, jumps with the dogs. >> you cuddling the dog and cain. >> my dogs howl at fire hydrants
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starting to do it. >> here's a parenting ti don't lele him stick his head out the window. >> thank you. he goes for the water bowl, too, so i'll have to differentiate it. >> what't'the differences between ving in l.a. and staten island? >> staten island -- >> the staten island ferry is amazing. >> listen, i grew up in staten island and left when i was young. it's changed a ton since i've been back. we bought the house three years ago and really moved back after "sons" ended last year. staten island is the most unique place i've been in my life. the big difference is, you know, in l.a., ideas are like conceived in l.a. in new york, we execute them. >> boom. >> that's kind of the way it is. >>ell said. > being back here, it was like that hustle and that going. i love it. >> congratulations. >> raised new yorker proud.
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facebook.com/today's takk we're so close. please go like us to see if we can get to 200,000. one of the things we want to talk about is hope. having to endu cancer treatment is dauntii for anyone. when it's kids, the overwhelmingness, the tubes, the scariness of it. one teen came up with an idea to make the experience a little easier. >> reporter: in the 30 years that jim taught wood shop, he's never seen a project turn out quite like this. >> something that started out as a small little project, to be able to expand like this is just terrific. >> reporter: his students at auburn riverside high school are sawing their way through the weekend because they know their task is more than academic. it's a legacy. >> nick's concern last winter
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impact. >> reporter: nick is 17-year-old nick. he likes working cars and getting his hands doppler radarirty in shop. he wanted to help younger kids. >> i thought it was a great plan. it would make a lot of kids happy. it is hard to have cancc when you're a little kid. >> reporter: nick faced health challenges his entire life. first battling a brain tumor when he was 4. then growing up with leukemia. his parents, vince and christina, remember the years spent in and out of the hospital, at the timeredtethered to an iv pole. >> you're connected to the pole 24/7. if you have to get up to do anything, the pole goes with you. >> reporter: sitting was uncomfortable. it wasn't until nick saw a little girl having a hard time that he had his ah-ha moment. >> there was a little girl trying to walk, and she got tired. she'd tried to ride on her pole and it wasn't working. >> reporter: the hospital had one so-called lily pad.
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that makes getting around easier. so nick told his folks he'd make new ones in wood shop, enough for every kid in the hospital. nick died before he could finish the job. losing his fight with cancer last february. >> no matter what he was doing, he always had a smile on his face. always helping people and looking out for others. even when it was the hardest time for him and other people could tell, he'd always make time for other people. >> reporter: to honor the spirit, nick's wood shop class came together to finish his lily pad project. a d dzen kids up early on a saturday morning. the art design class joined in, painting each lily pad by hand. finally, delivering them to the place where nick spent too much time. >> the simple thing means the world to patients and families. that's what nick was really passionate about. >> reporter: passionate about
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3-year-old, who is battling leukemia. >> right now, she can't walk and can barely sta to support herself. the lily pad is her only way around. each day, we sically make laps and laps around the corridors. she loves it. >> reporter: that was nick's plan, to help kids even when he couldn't be helped. >> i think it's fun. to see the kids ride them. that's what he would have wanted. he would have wanted to see all the kids, you knw, out of bed, walking or riding the lily pad. >> it makes meme so proud of nick. >> reporter: a teenager with a lasting legacy. no longer left to wonder about his impact. >> i kind of laugh. i want to go, nick, you were wrong. you made a big impact. but he's watching. he knows. >> absolutely.
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first, this is "today" on nbc. suspense is killing us. did we make it? >> 200,000, let's go. >> boom! thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
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a pair of brooks running stoday, governor branstad visits waterloo west high school for a career opportunities presentation. this comes one week after voters overwhelmingly turned down a propossl for a careeeand technical center. last night the school board met for the first time since the vote. members of the bond committee were surprised by the election results after doing four years of research, surveys, and town halls... they say they're heading back to the drawing board -- but aren't giving up on a career center just yet. in eastern iowa many schools are delayed this morning due to weather. this is v vdeo from i-35 sterday -- but wearher still a problem, several sections of i-35 are closed or being called impassable by the d-o-t due to the conditions there. now, let's go to eillen with a look at weather. windy and cold today with snow showers
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