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good morning. high stakes. new hampshire votes today. trump and sanders, way ahead in the polls. will the state voters have a tonight? with passions high at a rally, a trump supporter uses a vulgar term to describe ted cruz, and 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
>> 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 for help, to the tune of $2 billion. bad choice? angry cruise ship passengers criticize their captain's decision to head right into a powerful powerful storm. >> there's a question of, why were we in this to begin with? >> the ship slammed by hurricane 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 "today," new hampshire votes, with matt lauer, live from
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. already. >> yeah, you've got a couple storms brewing up there, 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 in force. we have early results, matt. what has become tradition, voters in three small towns cast the first ballot at midnight on the dot. on the republican side, nine votes each for ted cruz, john kasich and donald trump. bernie 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
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 offensive. >> reporter: after dominating 75 straight polls here since june, donald trump is offering new hampshire voters one last embrace. >> this is our final love fest. you have to get out and you have to vote, no matter what. >> reporter: the front runner 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
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 rallying cry. >> i'll keep saying it over and over again. >> reporter: while turning heads for another repetitive episode. >> we're taking the struggle to families raising their children in the 21st century. we know how hard it's become to instill our values in our kids. in the 21st century, it's become harder than ever to instill 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 celebration. >> it's the phone calls, the volunteers, the knocking on doors. [ applause ] it's not going to stop.
urging voters to give him 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 bush, 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 pitch bich obituary ies 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 hampshire voters don't make up 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 john kasich monday, i think five times the person said, i'm deciding between you and bernie sanders.
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 herself 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. good 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 hampshire, which has been good to presidents in the past, may deliver a setback to clinton today. a new surveymonkey poll shows she 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.
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 what i really think. >> reporter: trailing by double 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 that i've got. >> reporter: hillary clinton addressing the reports with msnbc's rachel maddow. >> we're moving into a different phase of the campaign. it'd be malpractice not to say,
>> reporter: nbc news confirmed michael bloomberg, doubting clinton or sanders' chances to win in the fall, is seriously considering jumping in as a third party candidate. speaking to the financial times, bloomberg 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 famously late deciders. independent. classic swing voters who have produced surprising upsets in the past. that's what hillary clinton is hoping for this time around. savannah? >> andrea, a lot of candidates hoping for that this morning. 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 debate, with opponents like governor chris christie taking aim for rubio's repeated use of the exact same
rubio defended his comments, as we talked over a cup of coffee at a local diner. >> let's dispel 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 for office will say whatever they need to say. >> called marco robot. a headline that said, you choked, it didn't bother you? >> it can't affect 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
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 youth an advantage 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 think it'd be a mistake to judge this election by any of the metrics of past elections. we've never had six or seven well-funded, credible candidates running for president on the republican side at the same time. i think the nomination is going to take a little longer 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 democratic nominee, whether it
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 on "nightly" tonight from new hampshire. let's bring in chuck todd and mark, manager of "bloomberg politics." first, donald trump repeated a vulgar term 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. trump and his team loved it. the crowd loved it. this symbolizes the trump campaign. different and not politically correct. >> donald trump said something offensive to somebody. >> for him, it doesn't impact anything. >> let's talk about the race. i won't move to who places second right away.
if i told you that six month ago, what would you have said? >> the combination of 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 voters 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 win the nominee. they'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
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. rubio doing the face plant 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. pnone of the other candidates think, hey, rubio has a glass jaw. >> they all say they're going to south carolina. every last one. >> 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 potentially having his nomination in mortal danger. he could finish second tonight
>> let's talk about hillary clinton. she expects to lose here. the only issue for everyone, it seems, is by how 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 of hillary clinton. this is going to be the most painful three weeks before the south carolina primary for her 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 be back with you in a couple minutes. we want to turn to the fight against the zika virus. the obama administration now asking congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding.
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 in the 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 to the caribbean or latin america is suddenly taking on added urgency. millions of people in the region 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 to
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 expedited development of a zika vaccine. a widespread vaccine rollout could be years away. >> we have the capability to get a vaccine candidate into phase one clinical trial to determine if it's safe. >> reporter: on the grounds in florida, the state is wrapping up mosquito control efforts. residents told to get rid of standing water.
>> researchers say there's a lot 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 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 td 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 control, the kenyans may not send their own team to the olympics. the kenyans are supposed to do very well. >> tom, thank you very much. we've 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 the scene.
away by helicopter and boat. ly bi ly by commuters going to munich for work. at home, a new storm is moving into the east this morning, making for a very slippery commute. mr. rocker is here with that. >> we have more to talk about. we're going to show you the system. we have a double barrel low. upper level low in the great lakes and pressure off the carolina coast. storms. we have 41 million people under some sort of winter weather advisory this morning. early today, snow in the mid-atlantic. snow will build into the appalachians. 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 york city, maybe 1 to 2 inches of snowfall, at best.
washington, d.c. area, about 1 to 3 inches. >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. drying out. a couple of scattered flurries left over, otherwise temperatures today close to 30 degrees. we'll track a few snow showers and perhaps heavier squalls tomorrow. could be a coating to an inch or two in a few towns. heavier snow showers as well on wednesday, but no big storms working up the coastline as you two through the rest of the week. the story over the weekend, the arctic air pouring in down through new england.
with temperatures by the weekend into the teens. overnight lows below z >> that'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's precedence for that. chris christie will join us live. first on a tuesday morning, election day, this is "today" on nbc. the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound
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and probably your car, as well. brush that off after some overnight snowfall. here's chris lambert with your forecast. are we done with the snow now? >> chris: for the most part, yes. a couple snow showers lingering in southeastern mass. 20 in boston. 17 in worcester. take a look at the radar. you see this working into marshfield, scituate and over to duxbury, it will dust the ground there with some minor accumulation. we don't expect this to be a widespread thing, just localized at times down through southeastern mass. temperatures this afternoon running into the low 30s. >> christa: the polls are open officially in new hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary. dixville notch, millsfield and hart's location voted. in those results bernie sanders leads hillary clinton. donald trump, general kasich and ted cruz are all tied in the republican race there. also officials say smoking was the cause of a weekend fire that killed one person in north andover. they say the fire started on the
it's 7:30 now, tuesday morning, 9th of february, 2016. polls are open here 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 here in manchester. coming up, we're going to look at why second place is sometimes the coveted prize in the began granite 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
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 level for the fourth time ever. president obama is asking congress to free up more than $1.8 billion to fund research of the virus and mosquito-control programs. scientists say 2015 was a record-setting year for shark attacks. 98 reported worldwide. the majority, 59, were in the united states, including 30 in 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 christie in a moment. he's here live. first, a look behind the scenes
out here today. revolution >> reporter: with donald trump's poll numbers looking like he's a lock for first place tonight. >> it's been 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 as 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 new hampshire 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. >> the media are not going to 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 knorr ors as an establishment alternative to donald trump. >> the polls suggest you may be peaking at the right time. >> people spend their money
i haven't done that. everything has been positive and we're rising. we'll see if there may be actually a 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 enthusiasm. >> 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. >> reporter: a second place finish in new hampshire does have some precedence for presidents. >> how is it going, new hampshire? >> reporter: then-senator obama played runner up to hillary clinton in 2008. george w. bush lost out to john mccain in 2000. >> second chance.
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. i think saturday night changed everything. it shook this race up in a significant way and 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 donald trump is going to win like the polls suggest? >> he's been ahead in 73, 74 straight polls.
biggest story of the evening. it's who is competing behind him. any of us could come from second to sixth. i can't have a prediction. i don't know. only the people of new hampshire know and they're making it happen now. >> 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. new hampshire basket. if you don't get a message from new hampshire voters saying, hey, we like you, what are you going to do? >> i think i will. there's plenty of time to prepare for the worst. we're prepared for whatever happens tonight. i feel good where we are. i think the momentum from saturday will be good for us. in 2009 when i ran for governor, i got outspent 3:1 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.
>> i think it did. when i've seen the turnouts at our events and people want to say, the debate made up my mind, i think it makes a big 13.5 million people watched. it makes a difference. earlier. i said, you have your lawyer on. you seem to like the prosecutor we remembered. did you enjoy that? >> i'm ready 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? >> he's never had to make a decision about anything. >> he has more foreign policy experience than you. >> listen, i've read just as many briefings as marco rubio. that's his experience. reading briefings prepared 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
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 rubio 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 was the a a a anointed one. >> second can be better than first in a lot of ways in new hampshire to pick presidents. i talked about the person i thought i needed to talk object to -- about to inform the american people. we can't have another first-term senator as the nominee. hillary clinton will eat him alive. she won't eat me alive. >> jeb bush will join us in a few. matt, back to you. >> mr. roker with a check of the
>> don't put away the cold weather gear yet. 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, 34. by wednesday afternoon, it's only 42 in charlotte. 44 in memphis. tomorrow morning, frost and freeze warnings go into northern florida. thursday 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. 85 in phoenix. los angeles, 87. san francisco, a high of 66 >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. drying out. a couple of scattered flurries left over, otherwise degrees. we'll track a few snow showers tomorrow. could be a coating to an inch or
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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 of passengers 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 passengers. natalie has more on that. >> rather 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, ceilings collapsing, shattered glass. waves as high as 30 feet and 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. the captain telling passenger passengers -- >> yesterday turned out to be, probably one of my worst days i've seen. >> reporter: passengers aren't arguing with that. >> seeing what we were seeing
30-foot waves, you know, and we're at a 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 sitting at the chair 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. >> i'm really happy that everyone is safe 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 known. >> 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.
unpleasant, the ship remained seaworthy at all time. the cruise line promises to give everyone a full refund and 50% off any future cruise. though some 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 story. 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 was put out on thursday. 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
about 45 to 56 or 57-mile-per-hour sustained winds. not counting gusts. they had plenty of knowledge. somebody made a decision and it was 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 loan debt. can i deduct my interest? (beep) can amy deduct her student loan interest? in her case, yes. the amount goes right here. in your case, yes. the amount goes right here. thanks.
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>> this is 7 news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. just flee minutes before 8:00 a.m. a lot of you heading back after a day of cancellations because of the snow, but chris lambert is assuring us we're not going to get any snowfall today. >> chris: not expecting much snowfall out there today. the snow you have on the ground stays on the ground today. not much melting. 21 in boston. we have a couple ocean-effect snow showers, marshfield, scituate, working into cohasset. right along the coastline at time, you may get grays bay passing snow shower or two. the storm is pretty much over and done with. more snow showers arriving for tomorrow. the story, christa, as we get
cold air with temps in the teens. >> christa: oh, boy. the polls are open. dixville notch, millsfield and hart's location voted earlier at midnight. democrat bernie sanders currently leads hillary clinton in that early voting. donald trump, john kasich and
ted cruz all tied on the republican side. and conan o'brien is coming back the harvard. the late-night tv host will be on campus to talk about liberal arts education with the president of the university. we're back in half hour.
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. >> it changes the political picture for 1968. show heart today. we give back to one of the country's bravest. >> i think he'll feel overwhelmed with gratitude. >> a deserving veteran gets a special surprise. >> hi. >> your wife put together a little surprise.
ben stiller back on the big screen. >> now! >> with a "zoolander" sequel 15 years in the making. he's still really, really, really, ridiculously good looking. then katie holmes on making her directorial debut. today, tuesday, february 9th, 2016. >> morning, minnesota. >> celebrating my birthday in new york city. >> hey, y'all, in north carolina. >> good morning, canada. 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.
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
affect the polls. there's so much at stake today. voters are already streaming into the polling sites across the state. the candidates getting in last-minute jabs at 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 being cast across the state. 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, that 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 his pregnant daughter for help.
tomorrow. tonight. >> reporter: blasting 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's terrible. >> 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. three governors hoping to capitalize tonight. >> people are looking not only to understand what'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 supporters see the granite state as the senator's best chance to change the momentum. >> millions of us will have to
in saying, 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 know we can go together. >> reporter: her husband also trying to help rally supporters with his own, unique pitch. >> sometimes when i'm on a stage like this, i wish we weren't married. 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.
he says, to the highest office in the land. >> peter, thank you very much. thanks for the segue. jeb bush is here. governor kasich saying 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, if she's the nominee, will try to scrape off the bark. this isn't the most difficult campaign in american history. it's tough. 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 official way, your campaign is not talking to your super pac. >> right. >> however, one presumes they
you're not saying, don't do that. don't run the negative ads. you have spent more money on negative ads than any other 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. my record is what i talk about 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 a lot 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. do you feel that way and why is it happening 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 crazy and important questions. 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.
>> 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 establishment politicians are still in this glut, and then you have donald trump, the clear front runner, at some point, these 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 course. we're now in the second primary out of probably, what, 53 to go, counting the territories. there's a long, long process ahead of us. i intend to be there 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.
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 hampshire voters saying? >> 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 governor of the state of florida. >> your mom said maybe you were too polite in the campaign. do you agree. >> 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 primary and how it shapes the presidential race. first, natalie has a check of the other top stories. officials say all survivors have been removed from the
trains that crashed head on this 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 overturned 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 critical condition 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 cuts and bruises to broken bones. snow was falling when the accident took place. the cause is still being investigating. lunar new year celebrations turned violent in hong kong with clashes between protesters and police, leaving 100 people injured. the unrest started when authorities tried to shut down unlicensed street food vendors. police fired warning shots but
one person was hurt when the canopy at a california gas station collapsed. hant maintenance workers were on the 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 man wanted 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 and illegal transportation of an alligator. his mother says it was a harmless prank. hours after speaking with us live on "today," peyton manning carried on his super bowl 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
we tried. mickey, you know, he keeps memorandum on that mum 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. deserving veteran. jenna has a heartwarming story. [engine revving]
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>> completely broken. >> when did that happen? >> 12:01. >> 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 nation's largest gym chains. it's even called the fit ness ness 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 wait. >> 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? the "guardian" claims uninstalling the company's app
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. >> my phone is drained by the end of the day every day. >> let's get to the super bowl expression now. it didn't exactly feel like the thrill 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.
but the whole family erupts into 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 happen. >> i thought maybe he was intense. >> you were on it. >> i said that. you're his brother. you're thinking, we're almost 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 cutest video you're going to see all day. baby pandas getting help from mom. this is bei bei trying to climb up a tree at the smithsonian national zoo. mom is there with the assist. instantly coming to the rescue. she gives him a little push, little judge nudge up that tree.
the entire time. i told you not to go up the >> yeah. >> big change to this year's oscar ceremony and the wore to the er. >> the oscars will look and sound different this year. producers are planning to blow 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 entertaining speeches instead of 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
take a look at this. 155 nominees posed for this class photo. you'll spot jennifer lawrence, brie larson and mark ruffalo, as well as lady gaga, leonardo dicaprio dicaprio. but the star was jacob tremblay. he posed with jennifer lawrence and delivered a knockout punch to stallone. in the new issue of "rolling stone," chris martin says beyonce wasn't always keen on collaborating. he sent her a song called "hook up," and beyonce called ed ed him down, quote, in the sweetest way. i like you but this is awful. david bowie once gave similar feedback on a different song. salma hayek on the inappropriate shirt she wore to the er. yes, she is wearing a shirt. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's designed to make her
it's part of a costume she was wearing while filming a movie in new york. she explained she was rushed to the hospital after suffering a minor head injury on setd 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. >> maybe after. >> sheinelle, thank you very much. let >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. drying out. a couple of scattered flurries left over, otherwise temperatures today close to 30 degrees. we'll track a few snow showers and perhaps heavier squalls tomorrow. could be a coating to an inch or two in a few towns. heavier snow showers as well on wednesday, but no big storms working up the coastline as you two through the rest of the week. the story over the weekend, the arctic air pouring in down through new england. 7 on 7 forecast featuring that with temperatures by the weekend into the teens. overnight lows >> that's your latest weather. the smucker's birthdays are
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 has 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 reputatn for surprises. often, big surprises. >> reporter: new hampshire is a battleground of unpredictable 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.
strong second in 1968. his 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 president. >> reporter: jimmy carter, a little-known southern governor, won hon new hampshire hearts in 1976. by 1980, it was reagan's state, after a showdown with george bush 41, who had beaten reagan in iowa. bush got 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?
clinton lost 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 establishment later. in 2000, another bush, 43, brimmed with confidence and lost the state to mccain. the straight talk express couldn't keep his momentum going. eight years ago, barack obama rolled into new hampshire after beating hillary clinton in iowa. >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you.
written off. until she beat obama handily. enough to keep 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 mind 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 and i've been surprised almost 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 huge 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.
i think a big part of the issue, 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 tomorrow. nice job and thank you very much. coming up, ben stiller on why it was time to bring derek zoolander back to the big screen. much more ahead.
>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. it's 8:27 as you take a live look over boston. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: good morning, sarah. good morning, everybody. plenty of clouds in the city of boston. plenty of cold. too. 16 in worcester. most of the snow is over and done with. we have a couple snow showers down across the coastline here. maybe a passing snow shower or two at the coast as we go throughout the day. but overall do expect mainly cloudy skies to prevail throughout the day with temperatures topping off a couple degrees either side 306 this afternoon. sarah? >> sarah: now to our top stories. the polls are open in new hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary. dixville notch, millsfield and
midnight because they have fewer than 100 residents. in those result, democrat bernie sanders currently leads hillary clinton, donald trump, john kasich and ted cruz are all tied in the republican race. a series of recent bomb threats against schools in rhode island have left an electronic trail leading all the way to russia. the threats made in rhode island were similar to ones made in massachusetts, including this one in methuen last month. they were made via automated phone calls to schools in newport, middleton and warwick. right now officials are looking into whether russia can help them in their investigation. "today in new england" returns at 9:00.
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 say hello. >> 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 broke it out already. >> didn't even wait.
character back after 15 years. we'll talk to ben about that. >> that was 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 poet chipotle. 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. windy and chilly through florida. tomorrow, we have freeze 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. that's what's going on around the country. wrangler, what do you think of the portrai >> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. drying out.
left over, otherwise temperatures today close to 30 degrees. we'll track a few snow showers tomorrow. could be a coating to an inch or two in a few towns. heavier snow showers as well on wednesday, but no big storms working
up the coastline as you week. the story over the weekend, the arctic air pouring in down through new england. 7 on 7 forecast featuring that with temperatures by the weekend into the teens. overnight lows >> that's your latest weather. young man, what's your name? >> joshua. >> you played at carnegie hall? >> yes. >> what'd you play? >> tuba. >> fantastic. the tuba? >> yeah. >> you know how to get to carnegie hall? >> yes. >> practice! sorry, a little joke. i'm an old guy. congratulations. that's fantastic. >> thank you. >> good for you. let's head back inside. >> announcer: show heart today is brought to you by campbell's, made for real. real life.
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 but fall in love. >> am i ready to jump off the deep end and be in the military with him? i'm glad i did. >> reporter: a few months after 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.
that's the one call you don't want to get. >> reporter: jay's vehicle hit an ied. tlie 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 left side, it's completely burned. 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 attention 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.
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 believe people 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. >> less than an hour to wrap this up. let's get moving. >> reporter: after a final push, 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.
>> 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 jay with his joint pain. >> a whole new fence. >> new patio furniture, new isolating fan. >> horseshoes, cornhole. >> wanted to do a little something special to remember the ones that didn't make it out of the accident. a memorial garden. >> that's pretty cool. that is really cool. >> one more thing. >> no way. >> one more thing. a brand-new garage. >> no way. >> come on! >> 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
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. i'm working. 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
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 of a catalog look. 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.
>> 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 >> 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 normal. once i got working with owen and 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 thought the first one didn't reflect well on him, thought it was a documentary. trying to make a deal with him on this one, you know, he's a
>> 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. no. her? >> there is a group of people that i was going to ask her to be a part of. she we declined and i was glad 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.
>> i realized it was insane when it came out of my mouth. >> you kindly asked me to be in the movie. >> yeah. >> what surprised me is you came yourself. or something. i really did. >> to work with you, matt? >> i didn't believe you'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 >> no. you were wonderful. we had a line that changed and i wanted you for the opening sequence. you morphed into derek. it's an exciting shot, when you become -- one good looking guy turns into another incredibly good looking guy. >> is it a relief to you tonight that this remooer is here premiere is here, and then you're off on your own? >> once it comes out, it's done. you're 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
we are back now at 8:46 with katie holmes. she stars in the new movie "touched with fire," playing a 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,
hospital and get your file. you can ask anything. we'll figure all 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, it's a tough line to walk as an actress, not to make the moods seamster em >> it is. it's a huge challenge, and one i 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?
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 people throughout history. 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 fascinating. >> 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
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 with is this movie kind of just 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.
>> 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 that 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 because there were the highs and the lows of these performances. really trying to get it right. he allowed 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.
>> 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 with the ingredients. >> yes. we have the chipotle powder, dark chocolate, eggs, flour, butter, cinnamon. we'll start by melting the chocolate and mixing it. >> 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 boiler 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
>> 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 process.
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. stick. >> these are nice and hot. amazing. >> they just came out. >> 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.
natalie, thank you very much. willard scott retired in december. as promised, he's passed the smucker's birthday baton on to mr. roker. we could not be happier about that. >> thanks so much. i am so honored to be taking over from willard. as we tip our hats to the special folks from all over, we want to make you proud, willard. jace pugh turned 100 this week. loves to ride lawn mewers. 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's secret to longevity, eat one piece of dark chocolate a day. millie is 100.
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heading to fulls donald trump trying to stay on top of the granite state. while clinton tries to close the gap on sanders. . >> the independent winter weather finally moving out in conditions yesterday. this morning the cleanup is under way. i'm taking you back stage this morning. the production of pippen makes its way into into boston. now tracking weather. the majority of the storm over and done with. will we see more snow this week? forecast ahead. can't wait to see your pippen story. yeah it's so fun.