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plus it has a specially crafted blend of 13 vitamins, nerals and hbs. so when you want to support your immune system, take airborne, and enjoy living well. breaking news. north korea claiming it successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb overnight. the tremor of the size of a moderate earthquake. the reaction in countries around the world, swift and intense, but was it really an h-bomb, and if so, what didn't u.s. intelligence know it was coming? cruz in the crosshairs. donald trump questions ted cruz's eligibility, much like he did president obama's of. is trump feeling the heat as his republican rival surges in iowa while other republicans question the sincerity of the president's emotional news conference.
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those kids it gets me mad. too much, a father outraged over this nearly two-minute pat-down of his 10-year-old daughter by a tsa agenting? did it go on too long? did it get too personal? what the tsa has to say about it this morning. and gigantic jackpot. tonight's powerball now up to $450 million. one of the ever and the frenzy to buy more tickets could make it even bigger when those six numbers are drawn today, wednesday, january 6th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. if al roker were sitting here he would say $450 million. >> i know, and it could get higher, could be half a billion dollars. i got powerball fever. >> that's a big jackpot. we're going to talk more about that.
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that are exciting. as you know, we're going to head to the golden globes come up this weekend. after that we're not coming back to new york, at least not immediately. it's a morning show first, and we'll tell you about it coming up. >> yeah, the whole show is head somewhere. more on that in a minute. first let's get right to our breaking news. north korea claiming it has detonated its first ever hydrogen bomb. if true, it would mark a significant and dangerous advance for north korea's military and a disturbing threat to the region. let's get right to nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely. bill, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. no question this was a surprise and an unpleasant one, especially for north korea's neighbors. the world's most closed country announcing what would be a dramatic escalation in its nuclear capability if that is is to be believed there was a test but was it really a hydrogen bomb? a north korean tv announcer claims the country's first
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a success. we won't stop our nuclear program, she says, because of what she calls american aggression. they cheered in north korea's capital. they have seen three previous tests announced but never of an h-bomb, a far more powerful weapon. . the u.s. is waiting to invade our country, this man says, so it's the right thing to do. the hydrogen bomb, he says, is a reliable way of defending ourselves. the tremors from the underground explosions were felt in china pand in south korea where officials say it's a provocation. north korea's leader kim jong-un knows that and signed the test order anyway. japan, too, is alarmed. military planes taking off to test air samples. the u.s. ambassador meeting to reassure a government that says the test is a serious threat. >> we stand with japan and our
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solidarity with this north korea provocation. >> reporter: north korea has an aggressive nuclear weapons program showing off hardware three months ago. what's dangerous about this latest test is that a hydrogen bomb can be smaller, lighter and warhead. north korea's leader kim jong-un is still consolidating his power and now flexing his muscles at a world that's looking at north korea are real anxiety. and it may take weeks to work out if this was a hydrogen bomb, and if it was successful and a viable device, but anything that can produce a seismic shock of 5.1 is dangerous, and there will be consequences for north korea. the u.n. will meet later and may move towards tighter sanctions, but kim jong-un is unlikely to be deterred by that. matt, savannah. >> bill neely in london, thank you. >> let us quickly bring in nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. andrea, if the north koreans
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their first hydrogen bomb, that's a very dangerous first step forward, but if u.s. intelligence was caught off guard, that's also dangerous, isn't it? >> reporter: absolutely. this was, as bill was just saying, a complete surprise. they knew that something was up. they had seen some tunnels but no idea if this is, and this is a big if, we haven't confirmed it. it will be days if not weeks before they can absolutely confirm it, but it is this is true, a major escalation, a much more powerful weapon. they had done three previous tests, but they were lower yield plutonium devices. they also have a uranium program but no idea that they were this advanced if this is indeed a hydrogen blast. >> all right. andrea mitchell, andrea, stick around. we'll talk about poll nicks just a moment. >> yeah. let's turn to the presidential race now. new attacks from republican front-runner donald trump against both his republican and democratic rivals. in a moment, how hillary clinton is responding to trump, but, first, let's go to nbc national correspondent peter alexander in washington for the late on the republican side. peter, hi, good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah.
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those republicans once just curious about trump are now increasingly committed. here you go. a new reuters online poll today shows trump way out in front at 42% nationally, three times ted cruz's support. still, cruz polled best in iowa. the first caucus state and in a clearer sign yet that trump sees him as a real theat he's talking up questions about cruz's eligibility to be president. the nation's best known birther donald trump famously demanded to see president barack obama's birth certificate and now taking issue with texas senator ted cruz's birthplace, canada. raising the topic on msnbc's "morning joe." >> it's a problem for him. let's assume he got the nomination, and the democrats bring suit. the suit takes two to three years to solve so how do you run? >> reporter: trump later pinktating his point to "the washington post." a lot of people are talking about it, and i know that even some states are looking tat very strongly, he said. the fact that he was born in canada and he's had a double passport.
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unforgettable seen from "happy days" with the fonz literally jumping the shark, suggesting trump is getting desperate. most legal experts agree he's the son of an american mother cruz qualifies as a natural born citizen. nbc's casey hunt asked jeb bush about it tuesday night. do you think that ted cruz is a natural born citizen and is eligible for the presidency? >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: trump isn't backing down from his confrontation with the clintons either. >> it's fair game when they attack me. i'm going to attack them >> reporter: billionaire insisting he only brought up bill clinton's extra marital affairs after hillary clinton accused him of sexism first. >> when she said that, well, it's open season. now if he wasn't campaigning, maybe it would be different, and if he weren't a past president it would be totally different. >> reporter: and hours after president obama's emotional appeal for an end to gun violence, the republicans remained unimpressed. trump teeing off from new hampshire.
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your guns away, folks. >> reporter: ted cruz mocking the president as a tyrant tweeting gun control is government control. and new this morning, trump's wife milania is speaking out candidly, the supermodel telling "hereby's bazaar" magazine that she's chosen to stay quiet but is, quote, very political in private life. sheization she hasn't thought much about life in the white house but has been working with the couple's 9-year-old son baron to keep his life in her words as normal as possible. matt and savannah. >> all right, peter, thank you. >> on the democratic side, front-runner hillary clinton is responding to some of trump's rhetoric as she takes her campaign west today. nbc's kristen welker has more on that. hi, kristen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. that's right. secretary clinton will be campaigning in las vegas later today. of course, nevada is a key western state, and it comes as the verbal attacks between clinton and trump are escalating. facing an increasingly
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iowa hillary clinton ignored donald trump's attacks late tuesday focusing instead on rallying her supporters here. >> you know, i'm excited about the organization we've been building here in the state. >> reporter: but earlier in the day, fireworks for trump. clinton saying his heated rhetoric makes him unfit to lead. >> we should not reward people who use inflammatory rhetoric, who use the kind of derogatory comments whether it's about muslims or mexicans or women or people with disabilities, whoever it might be. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with msnbc's chris matthews clinton warned -- >> that's a sign of, you know, showmanship, of desperation that should be rejected roundly by the american people. >> reporter: strong words, but clinton stopped there, refusing to engage trump on his personal attacks of her and her husband who is back on the trail this week. for days trump has excoriated president bill clinton for the transgressions that nearly brought down his presidency. >> is this sexism, is this what
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>> i will not respond to his -- >> how can i rephrase -- >> wt does it say about the republicans? i sound like a lawyer. >> he can say whatever he wants to say. i'll talk about what i wanted to talk about and thousands of miles away at the white house president obama announced new actions on gun laws. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. >> clinton making no mention of the president getting emotional, praised obama while also taking a little credit. >> i was very proud that he made these recommendations, some of which i have been advocating in this campaign for. >> reporter: now, clinton has made gun control a key pillar of her campaign t.resonates with democratic primary voters and also one of the rare issues that she's seen as being to the left of vermont senator bernie sanders. sanders also praised president obama's actions on guns yesterday. the two democratic candidates will face off at a party dinner
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matt, savannah, back now. >> all right. kristen welker, thanks very much. let's focus in on the state of the race with less than four weeks to go from the iowa calkouses with chuck todd and amitchell and here in the studio nicolle wallace and mark halperin and managing editor of bloomberg politics and msnbc commentator steve kornacki. >> segment is over with all of yours resumes. ted cruz has launched a missive -- excuse me, trump has launched a missive on ted cruz's eligibility to run for president. do you think this is something that will have appeal with conservative voters, or does this have the feel of kind of throwing everything at the wall? >> i think it's a distraction. i think, you know, watch today when -- when the talk radio circuit who has been very supportive of ted cruz, and any time there's been a split between cruz and trump they have sided with krumptz i suspect unless they somehow turn on cruz on this issue, i don't think this is going to be an issue at
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>> nicole, let me turn to you. where's myth romney. when is he going to endorse a candidate in this ration, and how important would would that endorsement be? >> i think he's wise to stay quiet because the age. arbiter or the referee in republican politics is long gone. john mccain is another figure in the republican party. he used to be able to throw a flag and call this or that in bounds or out of bounds. the reason i think people like that have stayed kwai set that the republican base is so disdainful of the whole notion of any sort of establishment figure coming in and giving them any sort of guidance. >> if he were to jump behind chris christie or marco rubio you don't think it would make any difference? >> not only do i think it would not only help them, i think there's possibility it could hurt them. >> that leads me to the question with steve kornacki which is where is this vaunted republican establishment that used to be the heavyweights and could call balls and strikesing? where are they? is this campaign going tonight end what have we call -- >> if it rears its head it will
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it won't in iowa, and the biggest problem the establishment has in new hampshire slight now is you've got four candidates, krifltee, rubio, kasich and bush, running 10%, 12% and all eating up the so-called establishment vote and letting people run away so if one can consolidate they can give trump a run for the >> unon rare occasions when the discussion includes anyone other than donald trump and hillary clinton you hear more and more heating up. he's on the move. he may be peaking at the right time and yet if you look at his national polling numbers you don't really see that. why are people suddenly going behind chris christie? >> because to win you've got to win a state or do really well in a state and chris christie in new hampshire, to take the old line, perfect together. it's a good state for him. donald trump, based on his resources and his message and poll stand, he'll be a finalist. ted cruz, resources, poll standing, finalist. mitt romney, paul ryan won't
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you've got to create it if you're jeb bush or chris christie or marco rubio. christie looks like a guy who can create this for himself right now because he's got a message and he's swaggering. >> you agree? >> in new hampshire, can i see him emerge there. >> i think he's making more moves outside of new hampshire that's been detected on a wide scale. made some good moves in iowa. drove over the holidays from o'hea to iowa. national security voters in iowa who care a lot about fighting terrorism. the world is on fire. >> he could finish third in iowa and then mitt romney and others will say this is our one guy from our establishment lane, we're going to get behind him but i agree with nicole, may not help him. this conversation. let's talk about the bill clinton factor, andrea. obviously incredibly popular with democratic voters and yet we've seen this wound open up that donald trump has driven right through in terms of the negatives of bill clinton. is he a net positive or net negative when you factor all that in? >> ilthink given his
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poll, especially with the general electorate, i think it's a net positive. he's obviously a lightning rod in republican primaries, and that's why you're hearing donald trump and all the others going after him. so it's a great issue in the republican primaries, but in the general election i think he's a net positive as long as he goes along with the guide action. you can see when we were with him the other day in nashua, in new hampshire, he really wanted to respond to trump and bit his tongue and pulled back but there will be a moment when he might go off the program. >> mark, that was one of your questions. will he take the bait at some point? >> the clintons have a big choice to make, do they want to spend january fighting with trump? they say if he goes after other americans that they will engage him, that they will hold him accountable. they don't want to engage on the personal stuff. disciplined. fighting with trump, everyone we learned this year and last year is hard. >> thank you all so much. new developments this
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the investigation into last month's terror attack in san bernardino, california. federal authorities are looking for the public's help in accounting for every moment of the killers' whereabouts on that day. there is an 18-minute gap in the time line between the massacre that left 14 dead and the shootout where both gunmen were killed. the fbi says they want to know in syed farook and tashfeen malik stopped at any residence or business that they don't already know about. and now to the situation still unfolding in oregon where armed anti-government protesters have taken over a federal wildlife refuge. this morning there are hints that the occupation may soon come to an end. the leader ammon bundy says the group has a plan to help ranchers in the community defend themselves against the federal government and provided few details. one of the other activists said on tuesday that he needs to get back to his nevada ranch say, quote, i've got some cows that are scattered and lost.
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mr. roker is here. don't even go there. with a check of the weather, how are you doing? >> doing good, but, unfortunately, our friends in california not doing so good. take a look. now, watch this. there's a lamborghini going to try to get through this. >> oh, whoa. >> in san diego. he actually made, it believe it or not. yes, he did, but then he got out and got out on that paddle board, no, and then this guy had to go get his car. this is rough stuff, and we've got more heavy rain coming again for today. look at what's happening. another storm system pushing on in. that first system now moving into arizona. the second one coming into central and northern california and eventually makes its way down to southern california. with we've got flash flood watch eds stretching from oakland all the way down no san diego. 19 million people in effect on this and also a winter storm watch up for 4 million people in the pacific northwest and southwest. more snow in the sierra. here it comes. more heavy rain. heaviest stuff. rain and snow will be added to
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watching that as well. snowfall amounts. we are look amount a lot of rain to start off another 3 to 4 inches. some areas could pick up 5 inches and rainfall inches 1 to 2 and the good news is plenty of snow, especially up in the sierra again. blizzard conditions, wind gusts of 60 miles per hour and whiteout conditions. this is el nino. it's going to be over and over and over again for the next several weeks. we're going to get to your local
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>> chris: good wednesday morn, everybody. a cold start. not as windy as yesterday. with all the clear skies in place, temperatures no problem warming up today. a nice rebound by this afternoon. upper 30s to lower 40s. temperatures. mainly clear skies tonight, cool, mid-teens in some of the suburbs, mid-20s in the city of boston. so overall temperatures on the up side. low 40s tomorrow afternoon. a lot of sunshine. more clouds around on friday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, mr. roker. coming up, are you trying your luck? the powerball fever taking the country by storm. tonight's jackpot up to -- >> $450 million. >> and the tsa under fire over a lengthy pat-down. why one father says the agent crossed the line with his 10-year-old daughter. we'll show you that video and
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street was able to get out adult children. a.m. three firefighters called for a mayday at one point when one was having problems with an oxygen tank. all three made it out safely, including one who climbed out a first-floor window. the fire has closed the exit from route 1 north to essex street, and officials say it will remain closed for a few hours. all right. let's get a check of the forecast now with chris lambert. chris? >> chris: sarah, good morning. good morning, everyone. 23 in boston. single digits and lower teens in the suburbs. we don't have much wind out there. that's the good news out here. not much of a wind-chill factor to contend with as winds did calm in a lot of locations. the radar is quiet, as well. we go through the next couple day, this afternoon warming up close to 40 degrees, in the lower 40s tomorrow afternoon, keeping the sunshine around both today and again tomorrow. >> sarah: and we're back in 25
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we're back at 7:30. we promised a big announcement. here it is. you see the white house there. next tuesday in a morning show first we are going to broadcast this is unprecedented. this is the day of president obama's very last state of the union address. we will have unique access inside the white house for the entirety of our show. we're going to have some rooms that are rarely seen by the public walking through them and, of course, we'll sit down with the president as well and talk about some of the issues facing his presidency in its final year. >> that's today at the white house. we'll call it today takes over the white house because the secret service had a problem with that. >> we need a catchier title with
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>> next tuesday morning right here on "today" and as savannah mentioned we're all going. >> pending background checks, carson daly. >> why are you looking at me? >> i'm good. we are looking forward to that. now it's time to take a look at the stories making news this morning. >> breaking news out of north korea, claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test resulting in an earthquake and an emergency meeting of the united nations security council. >> the north korean regime is essentially a rogue state. we have no reason to think they will behave responsibly. >> president obama outlined his new gun control executive order, unable to hold back tears as he remembered 20 children murdered at sandy hook elementary. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. back. >> they are not going to take your guns away, folks. >> donald trump taking issue canada.
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it's a problem obviously for the republicans. >> reporter: trump didn't backing down with his confrontation with the clintons sgleert it's fair game when they attack me. i'll attack them. >> that's a sign of showmanship, of desperation. >> reporter: extreme weather slamming into the west. >> none of us are going to escape the wrath of el nino. >> relentless rain, cars and roads submerged. rock slides and flooding. >> this storm is real, and it's coming. >> quick look at head links, and here's another big headline of the morning. powerball fever sweeping the nation with tonight's jackpot now at a staring $450 million. that makes it one. largest ever. nbc's kerry sanders is in miami tickets. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. i'm at the caribe cafe and there's a little bit of a lull. a line on and off this morning as people are lining up in 44 states, in puerto rico and in the virgin islands all hoping to
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largest jackpot in u.s. history. now, the chances of winning this are 1 in 292 2 292,201,338. you're more likely to get struck by lightning, become president of the united states, get bitten by a shark or die from an asteroid hitting you in the head. now, if you are going to play this game just remember it's a $2 bet. it's not like you increase your odds by buying more tickets, so don't go play the whole paycheck here while you're trying to win. if you buy a $2 ticket or buy five tickets your odds are about the same. that's the way statistics work according to the statisticians. now, if you are lucky enough to walk away with this jackpot alone, you'll still have to pay some taxes, so your winning will be $275.4 million that you can take as a lump sum, or can you take it out over 30 years, and
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take about 25% and then, of course, you have state taxes unless you happen to be in one of those states like florida where you don't have to pay income taxes because there aren't any. we found this lucky dollar on the sidewalk today, so we're going to take these two and we're going to play those and we're going to do a quick pick here and hopefully among the many people playing there will be a winner, because if there is not a winner, this will roll over, and haven't quite calculated how big it will be, but it will be likely the largest jackpot ever. so, guys, there's my numbers, what do you think? >> kerry, if it rolls over, there's a 100% chance you'll be doing that live shot again next week. >> kerry, powerball fever. >> reporter: and if you don't see me here tomorrow you'll know why. >> powerball fever at that store is 98.6. not exactly burning up there, guys. by the way, guys.
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>> really. >> what if i win, then what happens? >> i get 75% of it. >> make that deal. odds are the same if you have one ticket or bought 500 tickets. >> according to kerry. that doesn't make any sense to me. >> remember who bought you those tickets. >> when a guy. >> okay. we're going to change gears and talk about one father's outrage over what he sees as an overaggressive tsa pat-down of his 10-year-old daughter. it dragged on for nearly two minutes and you have more on in. >> kevin pace is normally an advocate of security, but he says that the pat-down at airport in raleigh, north carolina, made his 10-year-old daughter feel very uncomfortable, and he says it crossed the line. using his cell phone camera a shocked and upset father record his daughter receiving what he believed to be an unnecessary and invasive tsa pat-down. >> she just had a completely blank stare on her face. i could tell it was very uncomfortable for her. >> the video shows the agent
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the 10-year-old for nearly two full minutes. >> what was going through my mind is this is annoying. i don't like this. i want to run out the door. >> the girl was screened after a juice pack was found in her carry-on, according to her father. a swab from her bag came back with a false positive reading. >> it's not broken. it's not clearing. >> it seemed to be the go-to option for them and they could have done a better scrutiny of what they were looking for prior to putting their hands all over my 10-year-old daughter. >> the issue over whether children should receive pat-downs is controversial. according to tsa protocols, officers will work with parents to resolve any alarms at the checkpoint and has modified screening procedures for children 12 and under that reduce the likelihood of pat-down screening. in a statement to nbc news, the tsa says tsa screening procedures allow for the pat-down of a child under certain circumstances.
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patted down followed approved procedures. the tsa also points out that the process was observed by the child's parent and there was a cell phone with an alarm going off in the child's bag requiring additional resolution procedures. as for the paces, they understand the importance of airline security, but when it comes to kids, there has to be a better way. >> maybe they need retraining. maybe they did everything by the book. i don't really know, but it was, you know, an uncomfortable situation. >> and pace says he has contacted his u.s. congressman about the incident, and they will be filing a formal complaint. obviously tsa doing their jobs, but i think we all have to question on a 10-year-old, is it excessive? with children it's always a difficult barometer. >> you can understand how a father would feel. >> absolutely. >> mr. roker. >> all right. let's show you what we've got going on right now. another area of moisture affecting the folks who got flooded out last weekend. here we go.
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up out of south, and it will be combining with that storm system that brought all the heavy rain to california, so rain will be going over saturated ground. rivers are still rising from earlier rain. to the north we've got a wintry mix. going to make trouble for travel with ice and low visibility, so right now as far as flooding is concerned, 181 river gauges nationwide above flood stage. 21 locations at major flood stage. the good news is the lighter rain will fall right over the mississippi, so that's good news. we're looking snowfall-wise out of this between today and tomorrow 2 to 4 inches as you get >> chris: good wednesday morn, everybody. a cold start. not as windy as yesterday. with all the clear skies in place, temperatures no problem warming up today. a nice rebound by this afternoon. upper 30s to lower 40s. a quick bounce-back in temperatures. mainly clear skies tonight, cool, mid-teens in some of the suburbs, mid-20s in the city of boston.
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up side. low 40s tomorrow afternoon. a lot of sunshine. more clouds around on friday. best chanc >> and that is your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thank you. just ahead a potential game changer that could be coming to the twitter feed. >> but first the president moved to tears and what happens when politicians show their emotions right after this. weight watchers has changed. our all-new beyond the scale program puts the focus on you and not just the number on the scale. lose weight while eating healthier, with all new smartpoints. and move more by including fitness in ways that work for you. see how good you'll feel with the new weight watchers beyond the scale program! join for free now and lose 10 pounds on us. the citi double cash card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases.
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we're back now. 7:43. a lot of people watching this live. a lot of people talking about it today, the rare display of emotion from president obama. >> he wiped back tears, if you saw it during the speech on gun violence and what happens when politicians wear emotions on their sleeves and nbc's andrea mitchell has been looking into that part of the story. andrea, good morning again. >> reporter: good morning again, savannah. well, he is famously known to his staff as no drama obama. even criticized as a political
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was unapologetically angry and emotional when talking about the victims of gun violence, especially the children of new town. perhaps it was the weight of so many tragedies, charleston, gabby giffords, concernedio, sandy hook elementary, the thought of those children reducing the most powerful man in the world to tears. >> first graders. and from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun: ever time i think about those kids it gets me mad. >> reporter: it isn't the first time this president has cried in public. sometimes it's personal, when the grandmother who raised him
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>> there's great joy as well as tears. >> reporter: or after winning re-election thanking his campaign team. >> i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. >> reporter: but barack obama is hardly alone among politicians showing their emotions. it can cut both ways. former senator ed misk's presidential hopes were washed away on a teary day in 1972. in 2008, hillary clinton won new hampshire by showing her human side. >> just don't want to see us full backwards, you know. i don't. >> reporter: even dwight d. eisenhower, the celebrated commander of allied forces in world war ii, wasn't afraid to cry while saluting veterans of the 82nd airborne during the 1952 campaign. ronald reagan didn't cry, but his emotions were raw after the "challenger" exploded in 1986. >> as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and
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to touch the face of god. >> reporter: first president bush out of office struggled to express his feelings about son jeb in 2006. >> a true measure of a man is how you handle victory and also defeat. >> after 9/11, the second president bush. >> our unity is a kinship of grief. >> the son feeling the comforting hand of his father, but no president has been a match for the former speaker of the house. >> our hearts are broken but our spirit is not. >> reporter: never afraid to show his emotions. presidents and other politicians turning the old adage on its head. big men and women do cry. back to you guys. >> all right, andrea. >> that brought us to tears, and i yeah, watching it back. >> yeah, thank you. >> look back at those stories as we remember them, i thought ronald reagan's words after that shuttle disaster was -- every
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>> pierces your soul. >> carson over in the original room and a lot of people talking about this online. what are they saying? >> response on social media was rather mixed. support from the president like the "new york times" columnist enkristoff tweeting some think that obama's tears about gun violence show weakness. know. we should all be crying about 320,000 deaths per year. seeing president obama cry makes me proud to have a leader so moved by the stories and lives of americans and there were others not show moved. this one and the as car for the best fake crying to make an emotional point to push his anti-gun agenda goes to president obama and nick addressing his message to the senior adviser valerie jarrett. at least have obama practice making fake tears before putting hipg him on stage. like it or not, social media had plenty to say on this topic. >> sure did. >> carson, thank you very much. coming up got to see the new video a that fallout boy has channeling their
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>> this is 7 news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. just three minutes before 8:00 a.m. lots of sun out there. bright start to the day. will it do much the warm up those chilly temperatures? here's chris lambert with your forecast. >> chris: christa, this go around, yes. the sunshine helping us out. 24 in boston. starting off single digits and lower teens, but these numbers bounce up quickly as we go through the morning hours. tons of sunshine. we hold that all day long. look at the high temperatures later this afternoon. upper 30s and lower 40s. it's a nice recovery. in fact, by 10:00 a.m., a lot of towns running close to 30 degrees. best chance of rain over the
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sunday. >> christa: firefighters are on the scene of an intense fire that broke out early this morning in saugus. those flames started around 4:40. an lily woman and her two children were able to get out luckily. one firefighter had to escape through a window after may day call. the fire has shut down the exit from route 1 north on to essex street. be advised. the mother of bella bond heading to court after a grand jury indicted her and her toddler's death. rachelle bond being charged with accessory after the fact in her daughter's killing. back in 25 minutes with look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious.
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you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders,
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it's 8:00 on "today," and coming up, help is on the way. from an oven you can set from your smartphone to a virtual doorman. a first look at the latest and greatest products to help make your life easier. then sleep and the sexes. dr. oz is here to tell us why women have a harder time sleeping than man and what you can do about it. and from the red planet to the golden globes. >> i am the greatest botanist on this planet. >> matt damon stops by studio 1a to talk about his out of this
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wednesday, january 6th , 2016. >> i'm here hon my 60th birthday. hello, new york. >> celebrating my 40th birthday on the "today" show. >> good morning, ft. hood, >> good morning, ohio. >> good morning, north carolina! >> i just graduated college and i need a job! >> we're book now. 8:00. on a wednesday morning. it's 6th day of january, 2016, and it's another chilly morning here in new york city. doesn't feel quite as bad as yesterday. >> no, it does not. >> wind isn't as bad. >> we had a big night out last night. al and deborah have written a book. they had a book party. we were there, "been there, done that" and it brought everyone together. >> that's right. the morning show, our friends
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there hand also our friend, the kids. >> it was really fun. >> look at the gang. >> all the morning show people. we were up until like 7:30. >> david muir and elizabeth vargas. >> and robin roberts. >> hold it. we're on a roll here. >> come on. you've got to show it. >> coming up, we're going to have breakfast for dinner. the recipes you need for a fast, easy and cheap solution to week night ideas to feed your family. >> trying to make ends meet, we used to think it was the greatest thing. >> whenever my dad cooked it was breakfast for dinner. we still do it. >> let's go inside. natalie has a check of the top stories, natalie. the u.s. is investigating north korea's claim overnight that it carried out its first successful test of a hydrogen bomb.
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television said the weapon would be used to defend against the u.s. and other enemies half. hydrogen bomb is much more powerful than nuclear weapons korea. >> the real danger is not so much that north korea has a nuclear weapon per se but that it might sell such a technology. or a finished weapon to a rogue terrorist group. >> u.s. intelligence was apparently caught off guard by the test. with less than a month until the iowa caucuses republican donald trump is raising birther questions about his closest rival. trump, who famously demanded to see president obama's birth certificate, says ted cruz could face lawsuits if he becomes the nominee because he was born in canada. cruz's parents were working in the canadian oil industry at the time. his mother is a u.s. citizen. his father was born in cuba. most experts agree though that cruz qualifies as a natural born citizen. hillary clinton will face
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bernie sanders at a dinner party in las vegas tonight. clinton campaigned tuesday in iowa, a must-win state, that has become increasingly competitive. in an exclusive interview with msnbc, clinton condemned donald trump for his statements about muslims, but she refused to respond to trump's personal attacks on her husband, former president bill clinton. a woman who has stolen a small fortune from jewelry stores across the south has struck again. police hospital public can help track her down. nbc's janet shamlian has more. >> their brazen robberies that have the fbi and police in five states stumped. a string of jewelry heists across the south over a nine-month period, making off with nearly half had a million in valuables. the latest armed robbery coming monday new york at a jared vault location in georgia. the same woman believed to have
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a male partner helping her in the first three. during munld's heist, she held workers at gunpoint and according to the fbi forced two employees in a back room and zip-tied their hands before taking merchandise. in at least one of the robberies, store employees say the female suspect had come in a day earlier, inquiring about some. items she later stole. this morning authorities are asking for the public's help while wondering where she will strike next. news. long lines are forming at ticket counters for tonight's high stakes powerball drawing. the jackpot worth an estimated $450 mill yonel. it's the fourth largest of all time. a single winning ticket would pay you a lump sum of $275 million. >> i get 75% of that. >> not a chance, lauer. >> wow. >> an australia fisherman didn't
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being impaled until he saw this video from his boat's camera. take a look. o'connor thought it was his lucky day when he saw the tug on his line but then this anglery 200-pound marlin jumps out of the water with the spear-like nose aimed right at him. you see it in slow motion hand how close it was. twisted away at the last moment and the mad marlin. >> i love how you say he was angry. >> the mad marlin. was that the marlin making the beeping noise. >> by the way, did you want to mention what happened after your largesse of giving out tickets? >> i gave everybody a lottery ticket and i said let me initial it so we know which ticket is it and natalie refused to let me initial her ticket because she wants to be able to say she won off of a different ticket. >> because you said you were going to get 75%. hey, i'm the only smart one thinking. >> learn a lot about people when money comes into the picture. >> a big event that has lots of people flock nothing las vegas.
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consumer electronics show is kicking off today. nbc's olivia sterns is there with some of the great innovations, olivia, good morning. >> reporter: sin city being taken over by a slew of new smart products. the big theme this year, technology designed to make your time. at ces a new year means new technology, and 2016 is turning out to be the year of the smart house. these appliances are getting an upgrade with new features that allow you to control your home away from home with a tap of a finger. many amount samsung they are convenience. in the kitchen, the family hub, the refrigerator does more than keep your food fresh. realtime photos of the contents of your fridge let you see what you're out of and whatever you've got left. >> this is a family communication center. >> reporter: and the touch screen panel can be controlled
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you to post your family's schedule, leave a note for your roommate or display works of art and photos. >> you can search and select your foods, put it into your checkout basket. >> reporter: you can even order groceries online from the comfort of your kitchen and set expiration date trackers ensuring no more food goes to waste. and if you can't handle the heat, you can get out of the kitchen all together. >> let's shay 3:45 i wanted for 20 minutes. >> you can start your oven or turn off that burner from the road. even the mashing ma sheenl is joining the movement. >> in the past you moved around washing machine schedules and now the washing machine will moch around your school. >> reporter: this is a low-they can live saver coming in handy for that stray sock that missed
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wearables. only my left wrist i've under armour's activity tracker and on my right wrist is the new samsung smartwatch in a fayency rose gold case, two of many new smart devices to help you track your health and fitness. >> be honest. did you ever cake a shot but it took about 20 times. >> honesty is good. olivia, thank you. up next, up tennis player's unexpected gesture in the middle of an important match that stunned his opponents and the people in the crowd. it was a nice gesture. >> really was. and then we'll get you red for sunday negotiatesb negotiate golden pick and dr. it is is
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it's 8:15 and let's trend. >> have you heard this news. have you heard about it? twitter has announced it's considering expanding the 140-character limit to not 200, not 2000 but 10,000 characters. >> what? >> yeah. >> no thank you. >> that's a lot. >> well, wait a minute. >> no thank you.
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>> well, you're going to. here's what happens. when you scroll through your feed you'll still be able to see the first 140 characters and if this change went into effect you would then have the option to expand the tweets and see it in its ent tiahrt. >> that's a blog. >> some fans, apparently you're among them. >> 10,000 more ways for people to hate us. >> that's long. >> this is approximately 10,000 characters. do not do this, twitter. >> that's an essay. >> people love twitter made you concise. it changes the complexity in which you conversated with somebody. >> conversated. >> maybe 150 characters, by 140, no. >> come on. >> people who say not so nice things now can use 10,000 characters to say not so nice things. >> put if on facebook. >> exactly. >> another tweet, apparently apparently @twitter is considering expanding tweets to
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i think 140 characters is more than enou --. twitter ceo took to twitter saying we won't be shy about building more utility and power for twitter for people as long as it's consistent with what people want to do. we're going to explore t.case closed. >> doesn't seem like it's twitter. >> exactly. >> it's something else, which is cool. >> the smell of these egg mcmuffins is driving me crazy. >> what about that? >> twitter, a great debate last week. how should a dog wear pants, on all four legs or just on the back two? >> i missed this. i don't know how this happened. >> what is your opinion real quick? >> i think it would be easily like that. >> we've got geef on the phone right now. >> dylan dreyer took aside her dog and put him in some daisy dukes. did anyone at table think a dog should wear pants with all four legs? >> i didn't take a stand because it madeence. >> have you ever had to walk a dog.
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to cover legs and the dog has four legs. >> this is the great debate that broke twitter last week. >> all right. a company in canada that thinks a dog should wear pants on all four legs called muddy must. should be called depends and make what looks like willis for your dogs. due to exceptional demand they are currently low on stock. >> wlou. >> does this change anyone's mind? >> might change mine. they wear it well, that makes some sense. >> look at him. >> look at the four little legs. they are covered. they are willis. >> and most appropriately the back is free. >> what about the bott tom. >> the back is free. >> probably a little space this also. >> let's all right on this. >> exactly. >> you don't see this afternoon. players are finding the definition of being a good serve. latian hewitt served the ball and the umpire took the ball and
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everybody. >> fault. challenge it. >> challenge it. >> the faces say it all. jack told lleyton he should challenge the point. the ball was in. >> you won our hearts with that. >> best thing i've seen. >> sportsmanship. >> it was in if you want to challenge it. >> exactly. good for him >> all right. now to fallout boys in the music video and some golden globes fun. carson. >> egg mcmuffin, don't worry. fallout boy has released a new music video featuring demi lovato and does this video look familiar to anyone. they parody former boy band 'n sync. it was 2000's video "it's gonna
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remember, that savannah, i played this a million times on trl. former 'n sync members got in on the fun and have videos in the cameos and playing with the dolls they once imitated. >> up next, sad news for "girls" out there. the seer list conclude after its sixth season. that has not been announced by writer lena dunham has mentioned in interviews she imagines the series ends after six series. season five is set to air on february 21st. bradley cooper turned 41 and in ant interview he revealed his favorite birthday magazine. >> i was going to say the first thing that comes into my head. it was mcdonald's. we used to have birthdays at mcdonald's growing up. we would get big macs on our way to the jersey shore. no, we wouldn't get big macs, no, egg mcmuffins. i loved the little trays with the party, he would come in
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little party box you would eat all your stuff in. you were not expecting that answer. well, i don't know what it says that i had to go back to 8 years old to tell you my favorite birthday. >> happy belated birthday n.honor of your birthday, bradley, we're having egg mcmuffins here. thanks to carter from "pop start". >> any execution or small linkage for breakfast foods for the crew. >> although he said the big mac too. >> i'm on a cleanse. >> i hate this week. >> golden globes are around the corner. thought would be fun to throw in our predictions for two of the big categories. you guys have your pens and write this down. here's our predictions starting with best motion picture drama. the nominees are there you go, "mad max," "room," "spotlight," "the reven ha nt" and "carol." >> write it down. are we revealing them right now? >> what you want to win or what you think will win? >> either one. >> whatever you want. >> predictions.
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>> okay. >> you want to tell us yours. >> "ref nant." >> i said reven ha nt." >> i said "carol." i was showing it to that camera. >> write down our predictions, best television series drama. >> okay. >> nominees. "game of thrones, ""mr. robot," "narcos," "outlander" and "empire." >> i don't know. >> what have you guys got. >> "game of thrones." >> finally "game of thrones." >> i went "empire." >> give me those. i'm going to lock them up. >> matt is going to sinl each one and puppet our nishlz on them. >> all right. >> this is a good reminder about our golden globes ticket to the golden globe. three lucky finalists will be here on friday where one will win a trip to attend the viewing party, walk the red carpet, stay and dine and shop and play fall
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the 73rd golden globes sunday, 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific right here hon nbc. see al, matt, willie and tamron on the red carpet. >> we'll miss you this year. >> let's get a check of the rhett carpet. >> all the winners and red carpet stuff and on next monday we'll all be hanging out. light winds hanging around. this is the last morning, the cold temperatures. right now feels like 4 in bangor and 14 in boston and 27 in new york city. binge himton feels like 5 and then temperatures will start warming up over the next 24 hours. that's w >> chris: good wednesday morn, everybody. a cold start. not as windy as yesterday. with all the clear skies in place, temperatures no problem warming up today. a nice rebound by this afternoon. upper 30s to lower 40s. a quick bounce-back in temperatures. mainly clear skies tonight, cool, mid-teens in some of the suburbs, mid-20s in the city of boston. so overall temperatures on the up side. low 40s tomorrow afternoon.
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more clouds around on friday. best chanc >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> already feeling tired this morning. according to a new study sleep problems are more common in women than men, but, of course, we could all use help getting a better night's rest and the dr. oz will be tackling that on his show later today. dr. oz, good morning. >> good morning. >> an interesting study, women tend to report more sleep problems than men. why is that? is there a gender difference? >> we've known this for a long time. we're hard wired to worry more. and women have menstruation and menopause, pregnancy, someone else actually keeps you up. not surprising at all and reinforced for single women it's a big problem trying to rear kids and get sgleep another piece of the study said that men reported more often getting less than the recommended seven hours so they may not be complaining about sleep problems but not getting the sleep that they
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>> they don't even know it's a problem. really important for us to get this right because it causes a range of floobs are not necessarily related. high blood pressure, how is that a possibility but it does actually link to not getting enough sleep and putting weight on, is linked to sleep. if you don't sleep enough you won't be table lose weight. >> on the other hand, all of us who are run down, i'll just eat whatever, you don't have the willpower to resist. >> there's emotional issues and what i'm focusing on this afternoon and today we'll focus on physical problems that keep you up. okay. the first one has to do with the temperature. >> be clear on this. you really want to sleep in a cave. >> how cold? >> let's get this straight. if you're fighting with your spouse about the appropriate temperature, whoever wants it colder, they win. no magic number but never want to be warmer than 68 degrees. >> really? >> and it's okay to go down below 65, even to 62 degrees. you might be seeing your breath when you sleep and had a little tip from you from the doc, if you don't mind. from my friends in the sleep business.
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the temperature put socks on. keeping your feet warm allows your core body temperature to go cold and like a bear you would hibernate. >> if it were 68 i would pile on will clothes. >> under the covers it's okay. you want your extremities to feel chill, especially your face and hands. you want that. if you're uncomfortable you'll sleep much better. >> our blowing my mind. >> after you keep things chilled, deal with the light issues. a very toxic problem we have had our sleep. when you have bright light it turns off the brain's ability to make melatonin. for half han hour before you go to bed dim down the lights or be smart and buy some of the l.e.d. lights that don't release the ultraviolet ray that turns off the melatonin. that way your body will naturally fall asleep. ever go camping? >> i did, as a kid a lot, yeah. >> when the sun goes down, the bright original rays make you feel a little tired so you sleep really well.
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>> what do you do if you like to read a book and they help you fall asleep? >> now light bulbs that have bright lights but don't turn your brain on. >> food? >> you can't lose weight if you're not sleeping hand eating sleep. a big problem for folks. they don't understand the bile jiff blubber and the day off dirkts all this information is on the "today" show website. the one day off website, take one day off and it makes you eat early in the day because if you eat early you'll sleep bert and if you sleep better your brain which is hard wired to desire sleep and when it doesn't get it it will want food. it will turn both off together. >> should you exercise early in the day. >> don't do anything that heats you up late in the evening. exercise, warm baths will do that, get that all out of your system and get nice and cool and chill and turn the lights out and get back in the save and enjoy sleep. >> a lot more advice on the show
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check your local listings for that. matt, over to you. >> thanks very much. jill martin is here. was it at least a fun date? >> it was a really great date, but this is all steals and deals and how to make your life better in the n this epidemic of gun violence knows no boundaries. hillary clinton has what it takes to stand up to the republicans and the gun lobby. we need to close the loopholes and support universal background checks.
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have to die before we actually act... before we come together as a nation? i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. >> this is 7news now. >> meaghan: good morning, everybody. 8:27. another day for hats and gloves. a little sun. it's still chilly. here's chris lambert with a check of the forecast. >> chris: cold start. at least we're not battling a wind. 24 in the city of boston. we have a ton of sunshine. we'll keep a ton of sunshine throughout the day. rebounding nicely. upper 30s to near 40 degrees this afternoon. over the weekend, a little bit of patchy drizzle, maybe freezing drizzle inland on saturday. better chance of a widespread rain on sunday. >> christa: okay, check of your headlines. crews battled flames for well over two hours.
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broke out at 4:45 a.m. at a house on essex street right near route 1, and it caused some traffic tie ups. at one point a firefighter had to jump out of a window. no word on injuries at this point, but the cause of the fire is under investigation. the mother of bell bond will be arraigned after a grand jury indicted her in connection with her own daughter's killing. rachelle bond is charged with being an accessory after the fact. for months bella bond was known as "baby doe." the toddler's identity was a mystery when her body was found on deer island back in june. her mother's boyfriend, michael mccarthy, was accused of first-degree murder. he's set to make a court appearance very soon, as well. don't forget to come back for the latest headlines and, of course, your forecast on "today in new eng
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they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders,
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hi, everybody. good morning. good morning. hi, everyone. it's wednesday, january 6th. it's a beautiful morning. we've got mate lauer here, miss natalie morales, wrangler, al, carson. the gang is all here. god, i love you. >> you know who else we're talking to.
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guys behind the very highly acclaimed move called "the martian." we'll ask them about how they are feeling going into this weekend's golden globes. >> one of my favorite movies of the year. >> and jill martin with a special steals & dales. bargains on products to help perk you up and pamper yourself. >> had that mask on her face. >> marcel m arceau. >> also, feed your family for under 15 bucks. that's right. it's possible. we'll show you exactly how to do it. >> first, mr. roker, let's get a check of that forecast. >> let's start off with today. wet weather along the pacific northwest, and in the southern california coast. snow inland. look for an icy mix in the mid-mississippi river vale. rain through texas. plenty of sunshine along the eastern seaboard and then for tomorrow we're looking at sunny skies continuing to get a little more moderate as far as temperatures. more wet weather through southern california. snow through the rockies. look for the wet weather from the gulf coast into the california area, and look at
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for the golden globes, looking at partly sunny skies on sunday to start things off on the red carpet and by 8:00 when everyone goes inside 64 and cloudy. that's what's going on aroun >> chris: good wednesday morn, everybody. a cold start. not as windy as yesterday. with all the clear skies in place, temperatures no problem warming up today. a nice rebound by this afternoon. upper 30s to lower 40s. a quick bounce-back in temperatures. mainly clear skies tonight, cool, mid-teens in some of the suburbs, mid-20s in the city of boston. so overall temperatures on the up side. low 40s tomorrow afternoon. a lot of sunshine. more clouds around on friday. best chanc >> and that's your latest weather.
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>> award season just about to kick into high gear with this weekend's golden globes. one of the films getting a lot of attention is "the martian," the film directed by ridley scott stars matt damon as an astronaut who gets stuck on mars and has to get creative to survive. take a look. >> i've got to figure out a way to grow three years worth of food here on a planet where nothing grows. luckily luckily, i'm a botanist. mars will come to fear my botany powers. >> matt damon and ridley scott, guys, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> congratulations on the nomination, best director, best actor in a musical comedy. >> yeah. >> i watched it this weekend with my 14-year-old son, and right about the point you're taking the antenna out of your gurkts i'm thinking this isn't a comedy. how did that happen. that's right when he cut out the musical number that was right there. we had a big dance. we had -- yeah. >> but do you like it in that category? do you think that that gives it a good shot, or would you rather see it elsewhere or does it snaert.
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i mean, it is -- it's certainly not up to us, so, you know, there's not anything really we can do about it. tonight we get to go and put on tuxedoes and go and sit at a table together. >> get all dolled up. a lot of times actors or directors come here, ridly, and the awards season is about to begin and they count so much on the awards because they want people to get to the movie theater to see their project. this thing opened in october. it's already made $3.5 trillion or something, is that close? >> but we need more people to see it. >> wait a second, matt. >> don't talk people out of going to see it. does it take some. pressure off though? >> for me, yeah. i mean, yeah. it's been -- look, we -- you know, we've made a lot of movies, and we both are kind of worker bees. we love to work. we love what we do, and you love equally. i remember clint eastwood said that to me years ago. some people think this is just -- this one is a masterpiece or that one is terrible and inlove them all.
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>> you feel the same way about that? >> yeah, yeah. >> people say what's your favorite movie? >> i haven't got one. they are all my favorite children. >> yeah, so to have one where this happens, it's really -- it's really fun and you just kind of lean into it because you know it doesn't happen a lot and we'll been around the block roses. >> because i have a room temperature or iq like the room temperature and as i watched the move you're alone a lot on screen and i'll ask you both this, what was it like when you're making a movie where there's nobody to play off of it? >> one. things exciting about taking the job, but also one of the reasons i -- i only would have done it with a handful of directors. you know, when you're working with a master director, you know, that risk is really mitigated, you know, by knowing that you're not really alone. i'm ten feet away from ridley scott. >> basically delivering the lines to him.
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so he was my scene buildy. >> and he's been here over 100 times over the years and gotten to know him pretty well. how did you survive being alone with him on a soundstage hour after hour after hour? >> well, it's -- it's a very beautifully putdown play h.the words are lovely and humorous and you have to be able to reflect as to what he's going to do next and there lies the humor. we came up with a solution so you can have apt character with him, something with him. it was a gopro, 24 little cameras in the habitat and thinking and pondering what he's doing and suddenly he's talking to the gopro so suddenly there's a changed international because >> it snepd. >> and because there's the other
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line and pl and jessica chastain and the rest of my team trying to get back to me so two exciting story lines so if i'm getting really boring he has something to get back to. different than what tom hanks did in "castaway" or sandy in "gravity." and they were on their open and had to hold screen for two hours. i hedged a little bit. >> you had some insurance there. you're working on the latest bourne movie. how does that end? >> it's great. you know, the ending -- we don't even have the title yet. we are halfway through. we haven't shot ending, but i'm leaving tomorrow morning to start the third act of that. >> text me on that. >> i will. i got >> you ridley scott, krmgs congratulations. >> matt damon, thanks. >> jill and i are relaxing with a pamper "steals & deals ""coming up. >> there's candles all over the place. it will be a miracle if i don't
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we are back. it is 8:39. more of our month long start today challenge and today we're cleansing your martin. "today" show contributor jill martin is here to help us relax and find more me time. a special "steals & deals" all about pampering ourselves. >> it really is, and how you can do external things to make yourself feel better internally, and that's what this is about, tricking your moipd and ind and putting maskk mask on and saying this is my time a week where i put my phone down. >> and that lead us to the first deal which is the mask you're wearing. >> i'll give you the product so you can use these at home. this is the ling skin care investment the retail is $120. three different masks too-to-choose from. go on today.com to see what they are. the retail is 120 and the deal is 36. that's 70% off.
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>> okay, wow. >> the deal is here you can put it on once a week, give yourself a half hour. >> okay. >> trick your mind to say this is my time for me. >> it's a set of three though. >> you get set of three. >> right. >> okay. great deal. >> off you go to carson. >> the comfy robe. >> this is a really high end designer robe. they are velour robes. >> beautiful. >> the retail is $220. >> of course. >> the thing with a robe it, you know when you put on a tie and you go like this and it makes you stand up straight and it prompts you to say, okay, this is worktime, when you punctuate your work day it's great to put on a robe to say it's time to chill. >> this robe is the exact opposite, it's soft and comfortable and in every possible color. you see the deal there at $220. jill martin, what is the steal and deal today? >> $65. >> omg. >> and that's 70% off.
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actually in that robe with the suit under. >> al, are you okay? >> i'm feeling great. >> so now we move on to, hello. >> this is if you like to meditate. >> oh, yes. >> or you want time towers, and you can just lay down and read for half an hour. these are candles. the retail is $97. okay. >> why did you blow it out? >> what's great about the candles you get one large and one small and they are lit an that's a body butter when it's cold and then it becomes a body ail when it's arm. let mow show you. >> agh! >> i should have known better. i should have known better but isn't that great. it doubles. like two for up. >> like madonna and william dafoe in that movie. >> the deal is $30, 69% off. >> oh, that's great. >> what movie? >> i don't report name of it. >> you know what, i was going to ask but i thought i should know
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here we move on. okay. now this is, again, about externally what you can do to make yourself sort of get out of bed and feel better, so you told me that concealer is your thing. >> definitely. >> that makes you feel better. >> and you told me. >> got to have lip gloss on. >> right. >> mine is getting a blowout. >> okay. >> i thought this was important to have sort of a salon at home you can give yourself a lift if you need it. the retail sets, 199, and it's two three-piece set. you can get the flat iron and curling iron or the mini hey dryer set. go online to today.com. >> they are. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> so it makes you -- and i like this one, too, because it's not the one with the clip on the
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>> the deal 70% off. >> bat and body bundle. and matt lauer in the bathtub. >> thanks for putting me in the cialis commercial, i like that. >> but we gave you -- we give >> yeah. >> this is about taking time in the day for yourself. again, to either meditate, take time, say this is my break, so we're giving you the bliss bath and body bundle, $103. you get the retail is 113 and the deal is $30 at 70% off. >> tell them about the towels, jill. >> you didn't want to -- >> to try any of it? >> no, no. what i was going to say. >> i'll do it from the bathtub. >> okay, all right. home source international towels. >> mm-hmm. >> the retail is 159. >> yeah.
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this is a great way to spruce up your bathroom and make you feel like your home is red for 2016. say. two bath, two hand towels and two washcloths, micro cotton, one. finest cottons in the world, retail 159 and the deal is 39. 75% off. >> that's a wonderful deal and i feel all relaxed. >> do you feel relaxed? >> i do. let's go back over to carson. we've joined by gretchen ruben, the author of "better than before" and the idea is more me name in twiskt but it's kind of far fempd. let's talk about habits for ching the mind. >> quick way of getting calm is make your bed. >> for one hour once a week tackle everything on your to-do list. you get a sense of energy from getting those things fished. >> the exact opposite of a power nap.
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artery jis to use. starting with the strategy of scheduling. >> if you're a person who doesn't make time for themselves, read a novel just like going to the dentist. if it's in your calendar you'll do it. >> strategy of accountability. >> if you never make it to get a massage. met a date to meet you at the spa. she will be annoyed so you will show up. >> i get it. >> strategy of convenience. >> get the quick easy jolts of happiness, a beautiful smell, no cost, no calories, no planning. a grapefruit, baby lotion, a beautiful scented candle. get that quick jolt of happiness and calm. >> make it sound so easy. >> thank you, gretchen. >> more of her advice at today.com. >> let's go over to matt. >> i got so relaxed in the bathtub that i forgot to have you do a little thing and recap the product. >> this is really exciting. tweet us a photo of your crazy hectic life using the #start
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every deal here. you have 24 hours starting now. >> lets us run through the products, skin sayre sets from ling, the robes, candles from objects with purpose, hair tools from neo professional, the bliss bath and body bundle and towel sets from home source international. you've got questions, just head to the "steals & deals" page at today.com. up next, saving money -- thank you, by the way. saving money in 2016. family meals for under 15 bucks, and we're starting with breakfast for dinner, but,
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back now at 8:49 with "today food." all week long cooking up family meals for under $15. brandy maloy is here cooking up breakfast for dinner. >> the only thing better than
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>> this is one of your favorite recipes. >> love this. >> this recipe is so easy and simple and uses mostly pantry staples, bacon, pasta, egg, scallions, butter, tomatoes, s & p and cheese. >> the technical name for this is spaghetti carbonara. >> it's a lot easier than spaghetti carbonara? >> take me through it. >> we're tak starting by cooking the past a. use any long pasta you want. spaghetti, buccatini, linguine, any of the pastas that end with the "inis." >> let that boil up. >> an iny or out? >> do you cook it fill or save it a little bit? >> love that you ask that question. we'll threat boil until it's al dente. >> all right. >> push that in there. >> through the magic of television. >> over here we'll cook it until
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quarter cup of the starchy water. >> okay. >> over here we're cook up the bacon and this is the best part about this recipe, bacon, canadian bacon, turkey bacon. take a piece of that. we have just a little bit of that bacon fat that's going to add some flavor. so i have my pasta draining in here. i'm just going to take all of our pasta many, whoa, and put it in there and matt i'll have you toss the pasta around with the bacon. >> perfect. >> scoop all that yummy bacon flavor. there we go. just kind of getting and then we'll add fresh tomatoes. >> i love using diced tomatoes and pop a can of rotel in here and scallions and salt and pepper. >> guys, how is this taste? >> really good. >> breakfast, lunch or dinner. do you try this, do you like to do breakfast for dinner? >> absolutely. >> definitely. >> talk about the best part of
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when i see this, it's like be still my heart because it's like we add a fried egg on top. >> a little over easy or sunny side up. >> you need that runny yolk. >> while we watch the guys downstairs. >> delish. >> grated cheese on top. get a little bit of the egg yolk. >> grab theying yolk, a little bit of the bacon. >> stuck there. >> we're going to try and you can catch this recipe at today.com/food.
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we're back at 8:52 with one of hollywood's surprise heats as we hit the awards season. "creed," the latest dhapter in the rocky series has won over fans. >> willie sat down with "creed" writer and director. >> you're nominated for a golden globe. >> thank you. >> most think you'll be nominated for an oscar for this performance. >> what would you mean for you to win another oscar? >> absolutely extraordinary. it really would be such a validation that this character has meant a lot to so many people and it would be great to -- to show my daughters what i do for a living and that it turned out really good. >> also, it's kind of full circle.
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something that you thought was gone. >> yeah. >> you know, and yet it works for another generation seen through a young man's eyes, that this character really, you know, it's kind of human. we all go through a certain kind of mortality fight. once an athlete moves on and then the real event of living comes into play and how does it turn out and quite often it's a struggle. so that's what i thought was so amazing, and i didn't realize it the first time. i thought, i don't know, rocky's getting sick fatally, maybe dying. i think couldn't it be a neighbor? maybe burt young gets sick. can we bring pauly back, and i'm bringing him soup, and it's going through. no, you don't, you don't, and, no, it's absurd. >> right said no. >> is it intimidating at all to think about the project you're
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>> one of those things where you have a lofty dream and it comes true, the happiest day and also the scariest day because now you've got to the back it up. back up all the talk. >> i loved it. i love the rocky character. >> i liked it. >> i hope it wins. he would be great for acting. >> what's coming up? >> coming up, hank azairian talking about his new animated know "border town". >> and matt damon and ridley scott, willie sat down with them and, in fact, they are still upstairs. >> eating breakfast for dinner. so much more coming up. first, a check of your local news and weather. everything nature's promise is so wholesome... and it doesn't take the whole paycheck. stop & shop's exclusive nature's promise. eat well for less. my stop & shop. shop with ease at peapod.com use code: tv2016
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known for months as baby dough set to face a judge. emotional story on just one station. >> a father and son road to recovery after bad atv cash. get out and buy your powerball ticket. tonight drawing could reach half a billion dollars. >> temperature finally reaching 40 degrees after a cold start this morning. take a look at the forecast, ahead. all that and cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one i'm bernie sanders,
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