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good morning. winter wallop. nearly 50 million americans waking up to a sloppy commute. a massive storm sweeping across at least 17 states, from north carolina to new england. and spawns a tornado outbreak across the south. a 94-year-old woman trapped inside her home. >> hallelujah! >> first responders and volunteers form a human chain to pull the woman from the debris. ultimatum. donald trump now threatening to sue ted cruz if the senator doesn't stop running attack ads. >> ted is an unstable guy. i've never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz.
attacks on the bush family as the former president hits the trail for his brother. supreme battle. could the president name his nominee for the court as early as next week? there's a showdown between the successor for justice antonin scalia. triumphs, tributes and trip-ups. taylor swift comes away with a big award and possibly a message for kanye west. >> people will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments and fame. >> while adele's performance hits a sour note due to audio issues. she laughs it all off, today, tuesday, february 16th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer
studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie and we have carson daly in for matt. on my best day, i wish i sounded like adele with the technical issues. >> there was something for everybody. >> we'll talk politics, too. our top story is the weather. a wintry mix of snow, ice and heavy rain battering the east coast. proving to be downright dangerous. the same system, responsible for tornadoes, as well, in the south. nbc's hallie jackson has it covered for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. we're waking up after the winter weather advisory in 17 states, stretching some 1,200 miles from georgia to maine. in a lot of spots, we expected
overnight. the problem is rush hour is still dangerously icy in locations. all of it, part of the storm system that spawned tornadoes in the south and the east. >> reporter: the national weather service confirming one of those tornadoes touching down near the rural town of century, florida, about 45 miles north of pensacola. at least ten homes were damaged. first responders and volunteers forming a human chain to pull a 94-year-old woman from the debris. >> hallelujah. >> reporter: strong storms blew through central louisiana, tearing up trees and power lines. high wind gusts causing the roof of this pizza hut collapse. >> it fell on my car. the car was shaking, my window busted. i seen it coming at me. it was scary. >> reporter: people across mississippi rocked by relentless twisters. >> jackson, mississippi, tornado, i don't want to get too far ahead of it. >> reporter: the severe weather
classes. >> we were all getting down and, like, praying. hoping we were being all right. >> reporter: meanwhile in the northeast, a plane headed from the dominican republic to new york city had to be diverted to a snowy manchester, new hampshire, overnight, because runways at jfk were even worse. >> delta 944, a diversion? >> we did, left holding at kennedy and came right up here. >> reporter: here in the washington, d.c. area, snow gave way to freezing rain and sleet. virginia state police responding to more than 500 crashes, as untreated roads and sidewalks became treacherous. with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, it has all the makings for a dangerous commute this morning. >> and we've seen that already here with really icy roads and sidewalks. while the temperatures are expected to climb throughout the day, with steady rain, the concern now is the ice, but the concern for tonight's rush hour
>> lots of weather to talk about. hallie, thank you. >> mr. roker is here tracking it all. al? >> minutes ago, we got this video from i-81, north of scranton. icy roads causing a massive pile-up. you can see, in fact, a lot of the folks, including this videographer, ran up and got out of the way on the side of a hill. this trucker, stuck there, trying to make calls. they're clearing things out now, and i'm hearing i-81 north of scranton is open again. we've got a tornado watch down in southern florida right now. this is part of the trailing front that hallie was talking about. look how far it goes, all the way to the northeast, cleveland, buffalo, looking at snow. here's the problem. we have winter storm warnings, advisories and wind warnings. 50 million people at risk from north carolina to maine. look at the temperatures. buffalo, 28. syracuse, 34. new york city, 54. 56 in boston. heavy rain pushes up by late this afternoon.
the problems with flooding. it gets out of here by wednesday. rainfall amounts, we're looking in some areas, upwards of an inch to two inches. in about a six-hour period. it'll make for flooding. lake-effect snow from erie to watertown. another 8 to 12 inches of snow there. we've got a lot going on. we have winter storm warnings. we have flood watchings and warnings. it's going to finally calm down by tomorrow. >> al, thanks very much. let's turn to politics. of course, less than a week until south carolina's republican primary. donald trump ratcheting up the rhetoric against ted cruz, threatening to sue him. he's also set his sights on former president george w. bush who shared the stage with his brother jeb bush for the first time in the campaign. we've got the race covered. we begin with peter alexander, in south carolina this morning. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning to you from south carolina.
crowd jeb bush has seen. 3,000 people to hear from his brother, the former president, george w. bush calling for vision. in a direct contrast to donald trump, praising his brother as thoughtful, trustworthy and measured. the question this morning, will it matter? >> reporter: donald trump in the lead. >> we've got a win on saturday. we've got a win. >> reporter: and on the attack, reignited his feud with ted cruz. >> ted is an unstable guy. i've never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz. >> reporter: threatening to sue the canadian-born senator over his eligibility. >> he doesn't have the right to serve as president or run as president. he was born in canada. i will bring the lawsuit if he doesn't apologize. >> reporter: cruz laughing it off, saying donald has lost it. >> this is the most rattled i have seen. >> we are not in grade school where you say, liar, liar, pants on fire and not respond to the subject. >> reporter: the front runner
them of stacking debate audiences with special interests. seeming once again to not rule out a third-party run, going against the gop pledge. >> i signed a pledge. but it's a double-edge pledge. as far as i'm concerned, they're in default of their pledge. >> thanks to brother for giving us something to do today, something important. >> reporter: the last republican to hold the oval office, george w. bush, joined brother jeb on the campaign trail for the first time. the former president repeatedly dismissed the party's front runner without calling out donald trump by name. >> in my experience, the strongest person usually isn't the loudest one in the room. >> reporter: 43 arguing real strength is not empty rhetoric or bluster. >> we don't need someone in the oval office who mirrors and inflames our anger and frustration. we need someone who can fix the problems that cause our anger and frustration, and that's jeb bush. >> reporter: hours before trump
and 9/11. >> the world trade center came down during his reign. it was like, you know, he was the top. >> reporter: jeb had his big brother's back. >> he didn't know 9/11 would happen but he rolled up his sleeves, inspired us and kept us safe. >> our latest surveymonkey, nbc online poll, shows 56% of republicans nationally believe donald trump will be their party's nominee. that number is up 14 points in the last week. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. let's bring in chuck todd, nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. >> the road to the nomination goes through south carolina. it has a reputation for being a slugfest and it's not disappointing. what do you make of this latest back and forth between donald trump and ted cruz? trump suggesting he might sue cruz. even dangling the notion of a
rnc. >> he is a little bit. i think what he's trying to do is keep cruz from getting any momentum. look, in south carolina, it appears to be a two-person race. the winner between trump or cruz, assuming they are battling for first, then the winner will have won 2 of the first 3 and will be the front runner and favorite going forward. that's why you see, basically, trump pulling out all the stops and cruz pulling out all the stops. i can tell you this, savannah, the threat of the lawsuit, he does have some standing, trump. if he files against -- files with an election law clerk and says, hey, you shouldn't put cruz's name on the ballot, it's hurting me, that is a way for him to have standing with a lawsuit. by the way, the other part of the south carolina, there's two primaries. the second primary is the battle for third place between rubio and bush. >> let's talk about this, chuck. we haven't seen a lot of data or polling from south carolina
trump has the double digit lead. cruz in second. all eyes, maybe, on third. is that still where it stands now? >> i think it's where it stands. look, nobody is quite sure how much damage did trump do to himself with the attacks on george w. bush. he is pretty popular in south carolina. there's chatter that he hurt himself. if he did by a few points, he still had a lead. i think that, you know, all of us are not making a living this year trying to predict the demise of donald trump. >> chuck todd, thanks. stick around for your take on the democrats in a moment. speaking of, hillary clinton will deliver a major speech on race in new york city today. bernie sanders heads to south carolina and georgia. for now, all eyes are on the next caucus in nevada, and that's where we find kristen welker. good morning. >> carson, good morning. our latest nbc news surveymonkey online poll shows clinton maintaining her national lead over sanders, 50% to 40%. the race is tighter in states like nevada. she will be courting african-american voters today with the speech of race. it comes after a busy day of
area. >> i love being here. >> reporter: in nevada, hillary clinton is trying to avoid another upset. >> i want to break down all the barriers that stand in the way of americans succeeding. >> reporter: it was this moment that got everyone's attention. >> and the dog, if it's not true, he's going to bark. >> reporter: when she recalled a decades-old political ad that featured a dog that barked when someone lied, arguing the same rules should apply to republicans. >> oh, the great recession was caused by too much regulation. bark, bark, you know? >> reporter: this as her family fanned out in key states on sunday. chelsea stumped in ohio and bill clinton in florida. >> the republican party rewarded the tea party. just tell people what they want to hear. it's going on now in our party. >> reporter: sanders brushed
in michigan on monday, he ramped up his outreach to african-americans, a group he struggled to work over. >> it's working people standing up and fighting. what is the civil rights movement about? >> reporter: after meeting with the families impacted by the flint water crisis, sanders demanded change. >> if we can rebuild villages in iraq and afghanistan, we can damn well rebuild flint, michigan. >> clinton's address on race dubbed breaking down barriers will take place in harlem. senator sanders will be courting black voters today. he'll be introduced at a prayer breakfast today by danny glover, who will also join him at a rally in atlanta later tonight. savannah, carson. >> thanks. chuck is still with us. let's talk about the democrats. nevada's caucus on saturday. caucuses, harder to predict for pollsters. when you look at the race and
confident and who looks nervous? >> i can tell you this, the clinton campaign seems nervous and the sanders campaign seems confident at this point. this is clearly fairly close. they've both dumped a lot of money in here. this is actually though a must-win for sanders. here's why. there is this idea he can't win in states that are more diverse. nevada is basically 60/40 white to non-white, at least the way the democratic caucus is going to turn out. a narrow loss and the clinton campaign can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing south carolina comes and they're likely to roll there, too. a loss here, a sanders victory here, puts more pressure on clinton. then the questions are, oh, maybe sanders can win minority votes. then the pressure on her to win south carolina is as great as it's been in any state so far. >> chuck, do you see a shift in the way hillary clinton is framing this race, with more of a contrast, going right after sanders recently?
if you listen to bill clinton and chelsea clinton and hillary clinton, they're all trying to make this a referendum on sanders. they know if it's a referendum on hillary clinton, she won't do as well with democratic voters. put the focus on sanders. they think the more attention given to his ideas, his potential tax hikes, lack of foreign policy knowledge, suddenly, it'll give pause to democratic voters and help her. she's always been better when she gets to frame an alternative. that's what they're trying to do now. >> quickly, chuck, this is putting a little meat on the bones of your first answer, when you say the clinton campaign is acting nervous, what do you mean by the fact they're spending so much time in nevada? >> they realize that it's a -- that losing again, and suddenly you could make an argument that essentially, sanders won the first three contests. the iowa victory, every day that goes by, there's questions about how big was that victory and did she really win, or did she luck out because of the way the counting process is? that's what i mean by that.
the idea of losing back to back. to lose the first state they faced off against each other that isn't an overly white state, that's what makes them so nervous. that's why, if they can win now, they put away a lot of questions about her. >> chuck todd, thanks so much. now to the nation's capital where the debate rages on over who should replace justice antonin scalia. looming battle. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. the battle to replace antonin scalia is reshaping that 2016 campaign. with the republican presidential candidates taking a hard line against confirming anyone that president obama nominates. no matter how moderate. >> reporter: it is the one issue on which all the republican candidates agree. no one nominated by barack obama should be considered for the supreme court. >> the balance of the constitution is at stake. >> the republicans shouldn't allow it to happen. >> we're one justice away from a radical five-justice, left-wing
>> reporter: for ted cruz, it's personal. he clerked for the high court, argued before it and knew scalia well. within hours of the justice's death, the battle lines were drawn. republican senate leaders saying they won't confirm any obama nominee to the high court. democrats firing back. >> it's unprecedented. it's pure politics. the supreme court, of all places, should not be tied up in politics. >> reporter: the president in california hosting an asian summit, signaling through aides that he is not backing down. >> those responsibilities described in the constitution are ironclad. there are no caveats. the constitution doesn't include exceptions for election years or the president's last term in office. >> reporter: hillary clinton weighing in, unleashing a flurry of tweets overnight, aimed at gop senators. hillary tweeting, fill this vacancy. potus will do his job. do yours. the scalia succession fight now also a campaign issue for the democrats. >> last time i looked, the
parenthesis. the president nominates, parenthesis, nominates except in an election year. that's not the way our system works. >> the president has a working list, including several candidates who have been supported unanimously for lower courts by republicans. if the republicans won't even consider moderate choices, the president could fire up his own democratic base, nominating a minority. a liberal or a woman. savannah and carson. >> a lot of political strategy going into this decision. andrea, thank you very much. in other news, pope francis returned to mexico city last night after a day-long trip to chiapas. thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the pontiff in his white fiat. earlier in the day, a touching moment. pope francis interrupted the event to come down and bless a child in the wheelchair.
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we're back at 7:30 on this tuesday morning, february 16th, 2016, as we say hello to our crowd. >> hello. >> it's us. >> rockefeller plaza. good to have you along. >> we're inside studio 1a. here are the stories making headlines. nearly 50 million americans dealing with a messy commute, as a massive storm stretching from georgia to maine has 17 states under winter weather alerts. the systems spawning a tornado outbreak across the south with one touching down near pensacola, florida. less than a week to the next republican primary. trp is threatening cruz with a lawsuit, challenging his eligibility to run for office. the republican front runner also
george w. bush as he campaigned for his brother, jeb. a touching moment during the pope's visit to mexico, when the pontiff interrupts a meeting to bless a child in a wheelchair. members of the crowd lifted the child along with the wheelchair in the air to the stage. pope francis blessed the child, prompting the crowd to erupt into applause. nice moment there. also this moment, from the fashion to the performances to those who took home grammy gold, music's biggest night didn't disappoint. dylan dreyer was there for it all and joins us now. you survived. tell us about it. >> i did survive and it was awesome. i got to be on the red carpet before the show last night and talk to some of the big names in music. i got to wave at some of the biggest stars, as they walked right by me. inside, there were unforgettable performances, touching tributes and plenty of grammy moments that made for an electrifying night. oh, i remember
the show to a packed house. grabbed three grammys and, some say, struck back at kanye west, as she took the trophy for album of the year for a second time. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. >> reporter: other big winners of the night, a stunned ed sheeran, winning song of the year. >> whoa. wow, wow. >> kendrick lamar. >> reporter: and kendrick lamar taking home five awards, including best rap album, and getting a standing o for the performance tributed to the black lives matter movement. an appearance by adele was marred by audio glitches. the singer responded on twitter saying the piano mics fell on to the piano strings.
making it sound out of tune. the grammys are known for dazzling due yets and sduets and this year was no exception. and a performance from "hamilton," live from new york, made it a bicostal affair. you can see a man >> reporter: the show later won a grammy for best theater album. lionel richie was honored through musical tributes. and stars the music business lost this year. including glenn fry. maurice white. b.b. king. david bowie. ground control to major tom >> the last person i saw walk in last night was lady gaga, dressed in honor of david bowie.
moving faire inging farewells to the industry's biggest inspirations, celebrated by the current musicians. >> what a night of music it was. minutes. it was incredible. >> she had the whole ziggy stardust look down, for sure. >> tamron is watching the action online. >> you on social media saw also the outrage over the technical performance. she did her best though to console the twitter verse. i love this. this is why we love her. because of it though, i'm treating myself to an in and out. so maybe it was worth it. in and out burger. lady gaga's unbelievable tribute to david bowie had people singing her praises. ellen tweeted out this. lady gaga, that was so great. you're always going to another level. and gaga, most definitely, took her tribute for bowie to another
she actually has a picture of david bowie tattooed on her ribs, saying this image changed her life. it was the opening image to her performance. also, the cast of "hamilton" caught attention online. also provided a history lesson. guess what the google search was? don't look in the prompter. >> i saw it. >> google search it. people asked, who is alexander hamilton? isn't it interesting? the most tweeted about artist of the night, justin bieber, kendrick lamar and taylor swift. interesting. >> i love it. in fourth, alexander hamilton. >> he was great. wasn't he? >> oh, my gosh. that ticket got hottest, if that's possible. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> temperatures are warming up nicely. a look at what we've got already. ahead of the cold front, temperatures here in the northeast, going to be anywhere between 5 to 15 degrees, almost
55 in new york city. salisbury, 59. cape hatterus, 63. a ridge of high pressure is dominating. we may see records in san francisco, fresno, reno, las vegas, phoenix. the rest of the country, icy mix in the northeast. cold and snowy around the great lakes. out west, fantastic with showers in the pacific northwest.
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today, national investigative correspondent jeff ross is here with trophy gate. >> i like that. good one, savannah. you were talking about participation trophies for kids. did you win a lot of trophies when kids? >> no. >> no. >> we're all losers at sports, i guess. now, they're handing out trophies for everything, even just showing up. james harrison of the steelers made headlines when his kids got these participation trophies. he post thded this photo, saying he was returning the trophies because his kids didn't earn them. wait until you see the reactions we caught on hidden camera. >> reporter: these kids just won giant trophies. >> look how big they are. >> reporter: it's not for what you think. >> i got this one for perfect attendance. >> this is participation. >> reporter: it's a controversy that has everyone weighing? >> i'm going to say i don't like the participation trophies. >> neither do i. >> reporter: do you think the
though they lost? >> hide it under your clothes a bit. >> reporter: we hired actors and set up shop in new york. >> what's going on, fellas? >> look at these. >> awesome. >> reporter: right away, these men get in on the excitement. >> all right! >> reporter: but the party doesn't last long. >> wait, wait, wait. you guys got these trophies for participation and perfect attendance? >> yeah. >> you didn't win? >> we tried really -- >> they're just handing out trophies? >> the men are torn. when the kids go to the bathroom, they speak up, siding with our dad. >> that's what they do today. it's the democratic way. everybody wins. you can't even play the game and just go there, and you'll get a trophy. >> it's not old school like we are. >> reporter: time to let the guys in on it. >> what was it like when you were growing? did kids get trophies for participation?
>> what does it do to kids today? >> you need to earn what you get. you get a trophy for doing nothing. >> reporter: we're rolling again. these women can't stay silent, going after our dad. >> you sounded angry, almost like you were mad at them. >> they didn't win the game. >> it's not their fault they got it. >> i can't believe your coach. you don't deserve this. >> reporter: the woman at this table is angrier by the second. when the boys step away to the bathroom, she unloads on the dad. >> you're redestroying their self esteem. >> this is for participation. >> they participated. >> they didn't win. >> winning isn't everything. >> what am i teaching my son by doing that? >> reporter: i have to meet her. >> jeff rossen from nbc's "today" show. how are you? >> oh million gosh, my gosh.
so they're all actors. you gave the dad a piece of your mind. >> there's nothing worse than destroying a child's self-esteem. >> does he have a point, that kids shouldn't get trophies for participation? >> not his decision? >> take it up with the coach. >> reporter: the most heart-warming moment was yet to come, courtesy of this man. >> these trophies are going back. you are not keeping them. i'm calling your mom right now. stay here. >> reporter: that's when he makes his move. for the first time today, turns to the boys themselves. >> you should've told him you won. >> i got this for participation. >> that's good. good for you. god bless you. that's right. everybody deserves to be rewarded. >> you think we should get them, even though we lost? >> nobody loses. you just didn't win. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. why did you get involved? >> listen, you try your hardest. you can't win every time, right?
trophies for that kind of thing? >> yes. trophies that big, questionable. >> what about me, i don't get a trophy? >> you actually do have one. it says, you're a star. >> gold, too! >> the star, ladies and gentlemen. >> thank you, coach. >> you get a trophy. you get a trophy. should kids get trophies just for showing up? go to facebook.com/rossen think. we're doing a live facebook chat. i know where you stand. >> i don't love the participation trophies. i would not bego after my child for getting one. >> this is ridiculous. >> they're big. >> building up kids' self esteem is important. >> it's all about the attitude. >> they're not all natural born athletes. if they participate, are part of a team and show up for practices, they deserve a little -- >> we want them to be active. they should be out there. they get a little star.
sports get, the more winners. >> more of this and less of this. >> a little medal is fine. but this for everyone seems a bit much. >> i'm keeping this in the box, but i have yours. >> if you get the trohphytrophies, you might think you're a good athlete. we're not all athletes. >> too bad matt isn't here. he has a strong opinion, no trophies for kids. >> tomorrow morning, this is a fun finale. so many of us struggling to keep our new year's resolutions to lose weight. what if a complete stranger asked you to help her cheat on her diet? what if she wanted you to keep lookout so her boyfriend didn't catch her? would you help her?
>> the judgey boyfriend? >> i'm out. he's gone. >> tomorrow morning. >> thank you, jeff. >> you get a trophy for that. thank you for participating. still to come, the red carpet fashions that turned heads at the grammys. who missed the mark and who came out on top. >> they all get a trophy. >> we'll have it all. first, these messages. all year long you worked hard to take care of business and take care of the people whomatter most. so when your tax refund arrives, make it go a little furtherat walmart. from electronics, to home decor,even tires, get low prices on everythingyou need to get more fun out of yourtax refund. walmart. eat up, buddy. you'll get itthis time. yeah ok not too quick
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we gonna let and we're going to let it burn it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, drugs and dementia. a study reveals a link between popular over the counter heart burn medications and dementia. what doctors are telling the 15 million americans that rely on the drug. plus, what's in the water? >> is this going to make me live longer? >> a lot longer. >> we venture to iceland, where the life expectancy is one of the highest on the planet, to unlock the secrets to longevity. fashion high note from the red carpet. we have a round-up of the grammys, glitz and glam, from music's biggest night. today, tuesday, february 16th,
>> good morning from new york city! >> shoutout to our mom darlene watching back in the hotel. don't keep me down >> i'm a georgia peach turning 65 in the big apple. >> good morning, boston. turn 50 in new york city. >> celebrating my 60th birthday on the "today" show. >> hi, guys. good morning. hey, everybody. good morning. it's 8:00 on "today." tuesday, february 16th. we have kind of a wet one. wet and warm though out here on our plaza. we've got a beautiful crowd. everybody in a good mood. good morning. carson is here for matt, who is off this week. our producer said i should mention again, yes, i sprained my ankle. it's not the latest in shoe fashion. >> it could be.
with it, right? decorate it? >> we should bejewel it or something. get a list of ideas. >> want to make sure wrangler doesn't mark territory here. >> looks like a tree trunk. coming up, model behavior in the kitchen. robin lalley is here. she talks about posing for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition. >> now to the headlines. we have natalie inside with the latest on the headlines. a winter storm is having an impact from florida to maine. ten tornadoes ripped through the southeast. one touched down in century, florida, where people formed a human chain to pull the 94-year-old woman from the rubble of a home. thousands of homes were left without power. much of the east coast today is facing heavy rains, freezing rains and high winds. hundreds of flights already cancelled.
shortly. in presidential politics, south carolina takes a focus on the primary on this saturday for the republicans. on monday, jeb bush was joined by his brother for the first time on the campaign trail. former president george w. bush dismissed the party's front runner without mentioning donald trump by name. >> seems to be a lot of name-calling going on, but i want to remind you what our good dad taught me one time. labels are for soup cans. >> a new poll shows trump maintaining his lead over the other republicans. he leads cruz by 20 points and rubio by 24. on the democratic side, nbc news/surveymonkey poll finds clinton with a 10 point lead nationally over sanders. today, clinton will be courting african-american voters in new york city, delivering a breaking down barriers speech in harlem. while former president bill clinton is in south carolina. sanders also campaigns in south carolina one day after he met with families impacted by the
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weekend home in buenos aires. he released images of the group posing with him, his wife and their daughter. the rockers were in town to perform three concerts in the area. that is lucky. let's send it back to savannah. >> thank you. now to a new study that could be troubling news for the millions of americans who take heart burn medication. research is suggesting the drugs might increase the risk of developing dementia. >> you can't beat zero heart >> reporter: now in the spotlight, a popular class of including prilosec, prevacid and nexium. the drug called proton pump inhibitors or ppis are used by an estimated 15 million americans to treat gastrointestinal issues. researchers in germany suggest overusing the drugs may increase dementia among the elderly.
people 75 years and older regularly taking the medications had a 44% increased chance of dementia. >> there are patients who are kept on this indefinitely. what we may see is a trend more for use in the short term when necessary and stopping afterwards. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news, two of the drug makers stood behind their products. astrazeneca saying, patient safety is an important priority and we believe all of our medications are used effectively when taken as the label suggests. and p&g says it is important to read and follow all label directions. dr. azar is an nbc medical news contributor. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is disturbing because a lot of people take the over the counter medicines. i don't get the link. why would heart burn medication potentially affect the mind and cause dementia? >> right. so this is all, at this point, hypothetical, savannah.
would call biological plausibility. how do you go from this medicine that affects your stomach to affecting your brain. what we know, they can cross the blood/brain barriers. theoretically, they could affect the brain chemistry. from animal models, we know they could affect the abnormal protein levels found in alzheimer's disease. the other thing i think is probably most important, in human data, we know that the medicines can cause b12 deficiency. b12 is definitely linked to dementia. >> to underscore, it's not necessarily causation. dementia and overusing these drugs, right? >> absolutely, absolutely. it's very important to reiterate that. this nearly was an association. certainly, does not prove causation. the study authors themselves would suggest that not only
methodology of the next study that would show something like this, to do something called a randomized trial, but this was a study that looked at linking diagnoses with medication use. >> it raises a good conversation, which is, you should ask yourself, do you need to be on these heart burn medications. >> right. i think one thing that we always like to reiterate, especially as physicians are taking care of patients, is when you're going through a medication list and keep on refilling medications automatically without really understanding, is there an indication for continuing this medication long term. for some people, it might actually be the case. are there alternative medicines? are there other things, such as lifestyle changes? i understand there are people with significant heart burn, where lifestyle changes don't make a difference. such as losing weight and not smoking and elevating the bed. it's something to keep in mind. >> dr. azar, thank you so much, as always. coming up, you've heard of the clapper. now, imagine the clapper for your office.
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loser." about. here's the definitive, straight answer. he said, diet is more important than exercise if you want to lose weight. he said, look, it's 80% your nutrition and 20% fitness. >> yeah. >> don't you feel like when you are really good on your workout regimen regiments, it allows you to open your menu selection? >> when i exercise more, i eat more, 100%. >> trying to make up for it. you worked out so i deserve this. then your deserve starts stacking up. >> it's a balance. i think it is. >> if you're just -- if losing weight is all you care about, diet is more important, say the experts. >> great news for people waking up today. it's easier to focus on what you order rather than doubling down at the gym. >> it comes down to calorie in and calorie out. if you're working out, you're going to lose the calories.
lose weight, not to replenish with the calories. >> 80/20 is a big split. >> according to bob, which we love bob. >> guy is in great shape. >> we've all heard of manspreading. guys take up too much space with sitting with their legs apart. in new york city, there is a campaign called, stop the spread. now, winter spreading. it happens when we take off all the layers of clothes, the coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, and spread them out around us, maybe to the nearby tables and chairs. the website gothamist says it's driving them nuts, taking up too much room. >> the smaller restaurants, maybe there's a coat rack through everybody has a coat. >> it's frustrating trying to find your coat when it's underneath seven other ones. >> they need better coat racks.
on one section, the coats all have a seat. >> you're at your apartment, get into a car, uber, ride, get to a bar, restaurant, maybe we overdress. unless you're bar hopping and walking around in the winter, do you need so many layers? >> what if you get stuck? what if you can't get a cab? we're not as manly as you, carson. we're cold. >> here's technology that takes a hands-on approach to cleaning up at work. this video is from nissan. somebody claps, and all the office chairs snap back into place and go back to their desks. cool, right? >> neat. >> are we really that lazy now? >> yeah. it's a prototype right now. it's testing out new technology. nissan is developing hands-free parking. i love the clapper. >> you can't push your chair back? >> no. >> the lights here are on the clapper. >> i didn't know that. >> show us. >> oh, my gosh.
>> i'll turn them back on. >> no, let's leave them off. >> clap on. cool, right? >> warming up a little. >> it's a little slow. >> pop start, carson is talking about all things grammys, from the fashions to the popular moems. >> it was a busy night. the stars didn't disappoint on the red carpet. lady gaga, paying tribute to david bowie, in this markc jacobs dress. it was a throwback. >> perfect. >> amazing. >> how about chrissy teigen and john legend, in black and white? >> gorgeous. >> showing off the baby bump. >> one woman who had jaws dropping, tiara. >> it made everybody stop and pay attention. >> yikes. >> beyonce didn't walk the red carpet but wore a wedding dress to present the final award. >> do we know that's what it
>> the "formation" video, there's a dress by zimmermann. >> we'll debate it in the 9:00 hour. instagram's official ranking of the most liked grammy photos. in third, 874,000, ariana grande. justin bieber upstaged by his 6-year-old brother, jackson. on instagram, justin shared this photo from backstage. he got 1.4 million likes for second. the top spot, taylor swift posted this of her and her bestie, selena gomez. taylor wrote, no big deal, just rolled up with the hottest date. 1.8 million likes. you can check out instagram's full list at today.com. oh, one more. favorite grammy moments. let's go around the table. savannah, what'd you like most? >> "hamilton."
broadway show and i loved it. it's impossible to get a ticket. people got a taste of it. >> they had a live thing. >> that's they're actual stage. >> al, you loved it, as well? >> it was a great moment. i've seen the play twice and i love it. >> hard ticket to get in new york. >> it's worth it. >> now even harder after that. >> exactly. >> tamron? >> kendrick lamar. with the "hamilton" cast, made it an exceptional night for hip hop. it can go from social commentary to broadway. >> nominated for 11 and took home 5. one of my favorites, as well. natalie? >> gaga's david bowie. it was a technological marvel, the way they made her look like the ziggy stardust moment. it was phenomenal. she danced her way and sang her way through nine songs in 6:30. it was impressive. only she could pull it off. >> what a great musician she is.
>> contrast, lately. she's gichven up a lot of the costumes. she brought it back in honor. her hair. the moment may be coming back. return. >> tamron, will you do it? >> kakcarson? >> i loved the stripped down version of the duo. to me, this was picture perfect and sounded great. it was a standout moment for me. kind of a purist music fan. >> ellie goulding, too, amazing. >> good music. >> not many awards. a lot of music. >> carson, thank you. let's get to weather. >> we'll show you what we have going on. storms moving through miami. this is a frontal system pushing all the way up into the northeast with snow from pittsburgh, cleveland, to buffalo.
island,i iceland. keir simmons traveled to the island to find out what has people living well long into their golden years. >> reporter: just below the arctic circle on the edge of the inhabitable world, iceland has an almost magical feel about it. with one of the most raw and stunning landscapes on the planet, covered with glaciers, volcanoes and geothermal energy. the 300,000 that inhabit this small island nation today are, no doubt, a hardy crew. despite the harsh conditions, the people here have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. at 83 years. what's their secret? is it the water? the fresh air? the food? some icelanders credit their longevity to bathing in geothermal pools. >> will this make me live longer? >> a lot longer. >> reporter: tough assignment, this is.
live longer than everybody else? >> because of the swimming pools. >> reporter: there they be truth to that. meet stephen, who turns 100 years old in august, yet swims here every morning in this outdoor pool he himself built in 1943. i recently spent a day with this young man. >> you do this every day? >> every day. even christmas. >> even christmas day? >> yeah. >> reporter: at 11:00 a.m., it's on to what he calls exercise for old people. where a group of town elders gather every day to stretch and keep their muscles moving. >> wow. >> reporter: lunch, today we're eating traditional icelandic fare.
[ laughter ]. >> you like this? >> yes. >> reporter: first, some sheep privates. >> will this help me live longer, eating this part of the sheep? >> yeah. >> okay. maybe it's worth it. >> reporter: then some rotten shark. >> that's gisdisgusting. oh, gosh, come on. >> reporter: but the real clue to icelandic longevity may exist in the country's dna. c this ceo is on the mission to iceland. >> why do some people live longer in iceland? >> i think it's the environment they live in. we live in unheated houses for 1,100 years and my guess is there was a selection for certain people. >> it's not the food, not the water, it's not the clean air?
shouldn't lead a healthy lifestyle. we in iceland, we behave recklessly like any other nation. i think the reason we live a little bit longer is that we come from a relatively good genetic background. >> i'm going home to watch television, drink beer and eat ice cream. >> if that's what you want to do. >> reporter: while 99-year-old stephen puts a priority on maintaining his health, even he shares that belief. >> stephen? >> yeah? >> what's the secret? >> i don't know. >> you don't know? >> i don't know. i got it from my parents. >> can i have your parents? >> reporter: for "today," keir simmons, nbc news, iceland. >> wow. that's the way, more hot tubbing. >> living the good life, for sure. >> keir added a few to his. >> exactly.
we have a sneak peek at the reboot. and jason sue bake isdeikis is here. we'll talk to him about his challenging role on and off the screen. plus, she was on the cover of "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition. now, robin is heating up the kitchen. she's going to show us how models really eat. >> really? okay. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got. starting with today, we have an icy mix in northern new england, also in the mid mississippi and ohio river valley. snow around the great lakes. sunny and hot in the southwest and southern california. for tomorrow, more of the same, though we're looking for the wet weather to extend down into central and almost southern california. windy conditions. sunny skies along the eastern seaboard. cooler than usual weather down through the gulf coast. although nice and mild in the
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test. it was me, candice and -- candace and andrea. we looked at the screen on the couch and went, oh, my, we're back on this couch, in this set, doing this again. >> everybody is talking about the couch being smaller. >> it's smaller. >> we got bigger. >> we understand. >> we never left each other. bob, jeff, the cast. this feels like, you know, we've been here. we never left. >> everybody looks amazing. >> they all look the same. even the couch looks good. >> the kids have grown up a bit. >> we'll show you more of his exclusive visit with the cast next week. do you ever clean your dishwasher or your toothbrush holder? apparently, there are all kinds of things in your house we should be cleaning that are extremely germy. elizabeth will tell us what to
we're back at 8:36. time to talk dirty, people. we all know to clean the sink, mop the floors and wipe the counters. even the most conscientious of cleaners may overlook household items, allowing germs to spread. today contributor elizabeth joins us to reveal the most common mistakes. it's about to get real. i learned a lot from reading about that. there's three things we should wipe down that we never do. >> doorknobs. you want to wipe down the refrigerator door handle. think about all the times you touch that. and you always want to wipe down light switches. another one, the toilet paper holder. it's near the toilet. every time you're flushing -- >> everything is swimming around. let's start in the kitchen. i never thought about cleaning
i thought it was cleaned every time you run the dishwasher. >> anything that gets water running through it, you want to clean frequently. water is a bacteria dish. you're like, heat and water. just because you're washing the dishes doesn't mean your dishwasher is actually cleaning. what you want to do is you want to take white vinegar. it is like the wonder cleaner. i say it all the time on this show. put it in a cup, like a dishwasher safe cup. put it in the top, close it, run it through a full hot cycle. you're going to open it and take baking soda, spread it in the bottom. >> sprinkle it in the bottom? >> it'll deodorize it. run it through half a cycle. when it's dry, leave the door open and let it air dry. >> you use that much baking soda, orr sprinkle a little bit. >> no, a little bit. similar tips for the coffeemaker. white vinegar, run it through. the calcium builds up. this cleans your machine.
today.com. >> you'd put the vinegar in where you'd put the water. >> run it through a cycle. you want to run it two times after that, as well. >> lesson learned. let's hobble over here. how about the bathroom? >> number one thing you might be forgetting to clean is your toothbrush holder. clean it every single week. basically, you can take it out. i'll do it. you take it out, rinse it with water. also, change your toothbrushes. rinse it with hot water. then pour some -- well, it's easier to open. >> looks like mouthwash. >> pour that in and let it sit and rinse it out. that'll also deodorize and desanitize it. >> can i put that in the dishwasher? >> you can. if you're in your bathroom and want to do it, everything is there. >> the laundry room. >> now, your iron, you might notice, like i have a friend who said to me the other night, she turned it on and went to put the steam on and gross stuff came out.
>> this one is clean. the way to clean that, this is the thing you have to do when you need to do it. it's not a regular maintenance thing. soda, again. you make a paste and rub it over the front of the machine. then you're going to wipe it clean with another cloth. then take cotton swabs with distilled water. you're going to clean all the vents. then you're going to take the distilled water, pour it into the thing, run it through a few times. >> squirt it out or whatever? >> do it for five minutes on the cloth. that'll clean it. >> as needed, you have to do that? >> as needed. you don't necessarily have to run out and buy a new one. you can clean the one you have. >> over here in the bedroom, you
reforget ingreforwe forgetting? >> pillows. one thing you can get are pillow protecters. it's another layer. you should wash your pillows two to four times a year. this is not good for foam. you can't wash foam pillows but you can wash like a poly and a feather. if you grab the pillow, put them in the washing machine and wash them on the hottest cycle. use a liquid detergent -- >> i'm elegant walking over here. >> use liquid, not powder. powder leaves a residue. once washed in the hot cycle, put them in the dryer. >> okay. >> you put it into the dryer and throw in tennis balls. >> why? >> it'll aerate them. it bounces around and keeps the pillows fluffy. dry it about two hours. make sure they're really dry. take them out periodically, fluff them up and put them back in. you have fresh, clean pillows.
make sure the tennis balls are clean, right? >> yeah. >> we did a survey. how often do you wash your bed pillows? 60% said never. i feel better. >> now, i hope it's more. >> i hope so, too. i learned a lot in this. thank you very much. if you want the tips or more information, go to today.com/home. coming up next, we catch up with jason sudeikis.
we're back at 8:44. with the new film "race," it tells the inspiring story of jesse owens and his astonishing four gold medal wins at the berlin olympics. >> the relationship between the olympian and his college coach, played by jason sudeikis. >> airplane gets people excited the same way they come out and watch a man race. what they really want, what
to see you crash. to see you fold up that biplane like a piece of paper. watch the ground crew drag you out before it explodes into flames. that's exciting. >> jason sudeikis with us now. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> one of the directors you worked with said you were a young jack lemmon. so great comedically and, dramatically, equally impressive. how hard is that transition? >> doesn't feel hard going in. there are people who would make the argument i wasn't funny in the comedy. i think it's a matter of the poster, right? no, it feels the same way coming out as, you know, it does doing anything. for whatever reason, even trying to kill bosses, trying to smuggle drugs across the border, trying to make that as believable as possible. no different here, believe it or not. >> were you thinking, i've done
the dramatic role and flex those muscles? >> not consciously, no. it shows up when it canshows up. the script, when i read it, i said, this is cool. this reminds me of something i would have -- my dad and i would have went to see when i was a kid. like gene hackman and the hoosiers or something. cool coach role, hold a hat and a stopwatch and support stephan james. it's like, i knew him when. >> larry was his coach at ohio state. famed track star himself. >> yeah. >> what was his relationship like with jesse when they met? >> i mean, tense but mostly because of the, you know -- the outrageous, sort of extroverted racism at the time. it was 1936. in the states, and worst situation going on in berlin, arguably. yet, larry was this amazing guy who was ahead of his time, both
but also as a man who didn't -- race didn't concern him. >> accidental non-racist. >> jesse referred to him in an autobiography as an accidental non-racist. color blind would be the common term for it now. back then, he was like, no, i don't care. i don't care. as long as you work hard and do what i ask, then i don't care what color you are, what race, doesn't matter. let's go. >> jesse needed that. >> you were playing a little basketball over the weekend in toronto. you played the celebrity tournament. >> we lost to canada. >> but you were great. 11 points at halftime. >> i did all right for an old man who doesn't play much anymore. >> you played ball. >> i did. the older i get, the better i was, is the statement. >> is it fun to be on the court though? >> it was fun. to have refs and mess around. kevin hart did a nice job for us as our coach. saturday was amazing. saturday was the best. the dunk contest, the
>> you got to see that? >> i had front row seats that the 14-year-old me would be going nuts over. >> those were great when we were growing up, dominique and jordan. then they were bad for a while. then you saw that the dunk contest is amazing again. >> it was up there with the '88. even the three-point contest. down between steph curry and klay thompson. all-time greatest. two nights ago was one for the books. >> have to ask, how is the little one? 22 months now, right? >> yeah. >> what's he doing? >> a lot of boom bops. loves the drums. he loves hoops. took him to a game, saw the clippers in l.a. recently. you know, and beyonce. it's like elmo, nemo and beyonce, his three favorite things. >> her fans start younger every year. >> they do. he may have come out of the womb
>> obviously, liobviously, "all the single ladies," one of his favorites. >> yeah. >> we were talking about olivia's series. >> unbelievable. >> the juggling, the parent and the work, how are you dealing with that? >> family helps. both the families we're born into and the ones we surround ourselves with. everybody is excited to see him. >> need that. >> it's great. >> are you wishing you were on "snl" just for the political campaign? it's so rich. so much good stuff. >> yeah, i mean, it's fun to watch, as a fan. you start out as a fan. growing up with it and now, i mean -- >> you could bring biden back. >> if biden brought his own biden back -- >> were you hoping he'd get in there and run? >> for no other reason than, as an american, to have more time with him in television and interviews. selfishly, yes, i met him over the summer and i was like, sir,
else -- this is before he announced -- you can just tell me. my career is in the palm of your hands. i do. exactly as outgoing and genuine as you'd expect, i guess, from the vp. >> jason, thank you so much. good to catch up with you. >> nice to see you guys. >> "race" is a great film. opens nationwide this friday. up next, can fondue really be a model's go-to? we'll find out from robyn
ki this week's today food team healthy recipes to help you live longer. this morning, we're taking a page from some of the best looking people on the planet. with the help of one of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit stars. robyn lawley. good to have you. >> thank you for having me. >> malta is where you did the shoot? >> it was beautiful. people were so nice. super stoked. >> what was it like to be in the famed "sports illustrated" magazine again? >> i was in it last year and didn't live the experience because i had a baby. this year was awesome. to be at the show and talk to the fans. it's been awesome. it's been fun. >> you blog a lot about food. what is it about your love of food? describe it to me.
you make the decision at 16. i love food. i'm an advocate of, you know, find a table. i grow my own vegetables at home. one of your segments is about foods that make you live longer. i was like, locally produced food is always going to be better for you, higher nutrients and you get to recycle and give back to the soil if you do composting and things like that. >> we'll get into that. what are you making today? >> this is an awesome dish, great for a date or big group of people. we have little potatoes. cut them out. brussels sprouts. this is about seasonal. you can do anything you want. it doesn't have to be this particular vegetable mix. then we have the slices on top. it's like a fondue without the kit. it's handy. >> what does this stem from, you wanting fondue but not having a fondue thing? >> i had a date with my now man and i was like, i want to make something fancy and cute.
>> you can still have the experience. >> yeah. >> the guys are eating downstairs. how do you select your vegetables? >> seasonal, go for it. use whatever you can get. you kind of just -- you want them bite size or pickup sized pieces. this is good. you can throw that on there. little potatoes, throw on the whole thing. >> rushmushrooms, too? >> keep those aside. we're going to roast them a different time. >> potatoes, throw on because they take longer? >> yeah. root vegetables take longer. >> how about the onions? >> put them on. >> will you season these? >> i didn't have to do anything. it's great. >> i'll try. >> literally, space them out. you can throw bruszsels sprouts in there, too. might want to cut this one up.
whole onion. >> little offivelive oil and salt. >> if you're in apartment living like i am, i was, freeze them. you want to add some rose mary or, you know -- >> simple, clean and delicious. how do they taste, the veggies? >> very good. great idea for a party and hosting. >> how long do these go in for? >> 30 minutes. then we'll add the mushrooms. >> rosemary on top. >> dip them in water because it makes the flavor stronger. >> throw these in. pull these out. >> i'll give them a turn. you want to turn them and keep them roasting good. i'll add the mushrooms. sometimes they need less time, you know, to cook. you want to give them a quick turn. shuffle. put that? >> 15 minutes or so, turn them? >> mm-hmm. >> this is simple. fresh vegetables out of your garden. >> i know.
thank you so much. this morning on "today's take," all the winners and the controversy at last night's grammy awards. plus, you won't believe who is teaming up with joe manganiello. an exclusive first look. we'll have you sweating in style with the latest fitness trend. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. february 16th, 2016. kind of a weird winter day in new york city. getting up into the mid 50s. little drizzle. hardy fans on the plaza. i'm willie alongside al, natalie
i like the morning jam, al. >> "work". >> featuring drake. >> why isn't it just rheeianhanna and drake? >> it's her album. >> she was supposed to perform at the grammys but she had a respiratory infection. >> i was bummed lauryn hill didn't perform. >> she was supposed to perform with the weekend and she's saying it wasn't confirmed. it wasn't agreed upon. the grammys disagree with this. she's had a turbulent career. she's brilliant, but it was a bummer last night. >> last night, taylor swift was the big winner. she kicked off the ceremony with her latest single "out of the woods," and won album of the year for "1989," becoming the first woman to women that that category twice. her acceptance speech, one aimed directly, if not mentioned by name, at kanye west, has
>> i want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. but if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people side track you, someday when you get where you're going, you're look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. and that will be the greatest feeling in the world. >> friendly reminder, kanye west recently said he should get credit for taylor swift's fame. says. >> the song is called "famous." i love it, maybe she was talking about something else. he has not responded to this.
>> i hope he is and remains that way. >> he needs help at the university level. he does. >> may be more serious. on a serious note, like we kind of chuckle him off, but he has friends who are saying now publicly that there is a mental health issue. that's what his friends are quoted as saying. >> i think he's an extremely talented young man, but i think he has problems and needs to get them addressed. >> bottom line, it was taylor's night last night. >> among others. she won it though. >> good way to shut him up when it comes to that controversy, right? >> savor the moment, nat? >> i love the tributes. lionel richie's tribute, had demi lovato singing. hello, is it me you're looking for for the grand finale, lionel performed "all night long." >> let's go see him.
people were up out of their seats, as you saw. home. >> fantastic. >> when he was here, he let us do the whole conga line with him. >> where would birthdays and richie? he's the best. >> any celebration in life. lady gaga's tribute to david bowie was so perfect. it was the technological marvel, how they created the space oddity. her look was just like bowie's. the orange hair to the makeup, how she dressed. it was phenomenal. only she could do nine songs like that in 6:30 and be able to carry a tune throughout the whole thing. it was unbelievable. >> it was a nice tribute. what about you, al? >> i think you could make the argument that an amazing number of people passed away. i think there was a, i was disappointed they didn't do more for natalie cole.
her and her dad singing "unforgettable." but her twin sister -- or her sister told the new york post before last night's ceremony, she didn't think it was enough. she said it was bittersweet. family was hoping there would be an actual tribute. she had 21 grammy nominations and won 9 times. first african-american female to win best new artist. we reached out to the grammy producers for comment and didn't hear back yet. >> it was a lot of backlash. a lot of controversy about this, for sure. >> any favorites, tamron? >> you know, the highlight for me was kendrick lamar. music is supposed to not only be, i guess, the soundtrack of our lives, but it's supposed to speak about society. he shut it down. he had a total of five grammys, including rap album. he was just the -- the medley was incredible.
we have a clip. everything i know, every time they hit me >> i think it was salon.com that said kendrick left the grammys in ashes. it plays into your favorite moment. there was a lot of concern that hip hop would not be represented. in a big way, your favorite moment, it came up again. >> you had it in this, hip hop and broadway, right on the stage at the grammys. the musical "hamilton," the run away, explosive hit on broadway. they performed live from their theater on stage in new york city. a beautiful performance that the world got to see what people coming to broadway have been seeing for the last year. moments later, "hamilton" won best musical theater album. of course, rapped free style his acceptance speech.
the best idea goes in the pot. the cast, unstoppable. band is unbeatable. inspiring me to pull through. we adore you. sebastian, daddy is bringing home a grammy for you. >> only he could do that and rhyme. >> the one problem with that last night is -- >> we weren't there? >> it'll be ten years before you can see "hamilton" again. it was already hard enough. >> stephen colbert made the joke, 2020, you might be able to see it. >> my kids haven't seen the show but we have the album. they walk through the house singing all the songs. >> it's on at our house nonstop. >> george said the other day, dad, we're reliable with the ladies. i said, what? who says that? he goes, hamilton and jefferson. i said, of course, a jefferson quote. >> i knew that, thank you very much. >> great line to use as he gets
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>> now, he's on "how to get away with murder." she plays a law student getting involved with a lawyer in the practice. >> you have a boyfriend? >> wes. he's home sick and needs a copy of our outline. >> we have work. >> doesn't care about this case so why should i? cover for me with bonnie? >> you owe me. >> come up with something. we'll see what we can work out. >> all right, karla, good morning. >> good morning. >> huge star in mexico and now, this is your first big breakout role in the united states. were you nervous about making the move? >> i was terrified. i had the best life. i was being offered parts, and i was being, you know, let into any restaurant i wanted. i was just having the life. then, of course, you feel that little challenge bug inside of you, wanting to move and try it out in l.a. i moved in l.a. and i did pilot season. it's the worst thing that can ever happen to a human being.
me out of that awesome process. >> is it constant auditions? >> constant rejection, living out of your car, trying to change. going from playing a mother to suddenly, you're playing, you know, a prostitute. then you're playing, you know, a law student. it's all in the span of a second. >> what was it like when you get the yes, you're on board, and it's shonda and viola davis? >> we didn't know when i got the part that it was going to be viola davis. that was a plus afterwards. i was crying so hard in the car when my agent, manager, called and said, you booked it. i've never heard that word, you booked it. i was like, what does that mean? they're like, you got the part, you got laurel. i started crying and said, give me a second. i'm not cool enough for you guys but this means a lot to me. does this mean i can stop auditioning? they're like, yes. i got home and i was crying and my mom thought something had
>> we hear so much about shonda's world. she's got all these shows and they're all so popular and so good. now that you've been on the inside of the world, why is it so special? >> yeah, i think it's -- she's really a powerhouse. she now has two more shows coming. i don't know if you know. she's got her book and just does everything. she's really also personal in her relationships. really passionate about what she does. i think it trickles down to everyone in the show. everyone just does their job with passion and with love because she does. it's kind of -- i think that is sort of part of it. >> we have a game to play with you called "how to get away with." walk us through scenarios, how you'd handle the situations. how would you get away with a speeding ticket? >> oh, i would just, you know, i was just looking at that poor boy over there.
start crying. or i would be mexican. like i'm so sorry. i'm here on vacation. please don't do this to me. they'd be like, okay. >> nice. >> very good. >> how would you get away with forgetting somebody's name? >> i would just say, you're lovely, this lovely friend of mine, such a great person. then i'd bring someone else and hear what they said to the other person and i'd be like, okay. >> karla souza, thank you so much. all the best with this. coming up next, do you remember the first concert you went to? coming off the glitz and glamour of last night's grammys, we'll take an embarrassing trip down memory lane to give you the chance to win something amazing. right aftnobody move!get on the floor!do something! oh i'm not a security guard,i'm a security monitor. i only notify people if thereis a robbery.
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brilliant color, visibly healthier hair. >> announcer: this portion of "today" is sponsored by jcpenney. >> we love watching our favorite stars rock out at the grammy awards last night. it got us thinking about our first concerts. who we saw and what we wore. tamron dressed for the occasion. i was 14 years old. went with my good friend colleen. we were so excited that night. we came back from the spanda ballet. this much is true living in the moment. >> i love the sign. >> what about you? >> i was 7. this. this is me. this is a replica of the bell
it was the ohio players. fire where were my parents? i don't know but i was 7. then in college, i've never shown this picture to anyone. there's one person in the world who has seen this picture. this is me on the way to the run dmc concert. look at the nails. i don't know if they let me in the concert or not, but let's swipe back to this one. there you have it. that's our concert memories. >> the reason for going down memory lane is we have exciting news. we shared our photos but now, it is your turn. we want to see your wildest first concert style. find >> find a photo from one of your first concerts and post it at facebook.com/today's take. tell us why we should help you rock a style upgrade when you take your son or daughter to their first concert. >> send in the photos. you could get a chance to fly to new york city for a head to toe
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the tables were full of bundled up customers for the challenge. not only did they get a free lunch, but the restaurant donated the money it would have made to a local rescue mission. all for a good cause. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> impressive. we're checking out facebook.com/today's take. how many of you have liked us since the beginning of today's program? more than 6,000. go to the facebook page and get a chance to win a $500 sears shopping spree. awfully nice. let's look at what we have today. some of the weather, not so nice. we have snow around the great lakes. icy mix in the mid mississippi river valley. also in northern new england. the eat continues out west. 89 in phoenix. 88 in l.a. could set records today. for tomorrow, we are looking at a few leftover showers around the great lakes. windy, wet weather from the pacific northwest to central california.
the eastern seaboard with mild >> that is your latest weather. willie? >> al, thank you very much. now to our series, hope to it. over 19,000 meet, mt. kilimanjaro was africa's highest point, a tough climb for the most elite athletes. 41-year-old sean has done it 12 times, bringing a message of hope for those who need it most. >> reporter: sean has been on top of the world.
of every continent, completing the seven summits. but his toughest uphill battle wasn't a mountain. it was cancer. twice. at age 13 and again at age 16. >> i remember sitting on the bottom of the shower floor while their lives. i was losing my hair, 60 pounds overweight, crying my eyeballs out. it was something no one should >> reporter: he was given two weeks to live. >> i think what kept me going is a quote that i came up with. it's, the human body can live roughly 30 days without food. the human condition can sustain itself for roughly three days without water. but no human alive can live more than 30 seconds without hope. hope kept me going. >> reporter: sean defied the odds and survived. that's when he started climbing. although cancer left him with use of only one lung, he became the first cancer survivor to make it to the top of mt. everest.
with his foundation, the cancer climber association. >> we reach out to other people touched by cancer, show them the possibility of the human body and spirit. >> reporter: every year, sean grants a cancer survivor the opportunity to climb africa's mt. kilimanjaro. he helps them up every step of the way. >> taking people up kilimanjaro, i see a transformation. they get to the top and come down, and they're stronger and more confident. it gives them the tools to realize, if i can conquer that mountain, i can do anything. >> reporter: 39-year-old peter campbell had hit rock bottom. >> i was getting ready to start my first treatment for my second bout with cancer. i thought about running out the door. at that moment, i got a text message and it said, i hear you're going through a rough time. >> reporter: the message was from sean. >> i remember him saying one day, you make it through this, and i'll take you up to climb
he taught me to look at my cancer as a mountain. my mountain being remission. >> reporter: sean kept his promise to peter. in july, with cancer behind them, they trekked, side by side, 19,000 feet, to the top of mt. kilimanjaro. >> we got to make a phone call from the top. my wife kept my kids up. at 1:00 in the morning, i called home and told her, i'm standing at the top of the world. something i'll never forget. >> thank you! >> it made up for the two years i laid in the hospital. surgeries, knowing. but it was worth it. >> reporter: sean keeps on climbing. today, it's a different mountain. the empire state building, for the annual empire state building run up. 86 floors, more than 1500 steps,
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to go to the gym. >> bright colors. >> yes. >> there are these online subscription services. you get your fitness fix with that. i've heard a lot about them and wanted to subscribe but i wasn't sure. what's the tealdeal? >> you don't want to get tied in. this is fytso.com. you send out a profile and they send you a complete outfit, which is cool. shoes, shirt, sports bra, the whole thing. it comes to $50 a piece. keep what you want and what you don't, send it back and you're not charged for it. >> hidden fees? >> no membership, no sign-up fee. go on when you want a box and they send you a box. or ask them to send you a month thimonth monthly box. you can order it when you want and there's different brands.
>> nike and adidas. >> we are obsessed over leggings. i said i was going to stop wearing the plain black ones because they don't motivate. >> these are moteivateing leggings. this is from yogaletics. they go from extra small to a 6x. >> love it. >> they embrace all body shapes. i love how they have the high panel. >> this is what i have on? >> it is. >> i love it. >> so comfortable. another great thing, a lot of women in larger sizes, they feel when there is a color, the fabric stretches and you lose the color. that doesn't happen. >> let's get to the models. maria is wearing an outfit from fabletics, co-founded by kate hudson. >> this is adoreabledorable. they're trying to make pieces that transition from the gym to
they're basics and good gym pieces, as well. it's fun in the back. it has the cutout that's cute. you can feel like you can go to the gym and do your errands and you don't have to change. >> the fabletics, around $49.95 for the vip membership? >> you sign up. there's no charges to sign up but you have a monthly fee. you get two pieces per month. if you want to skip the month, you have to make sure you tell them you want to skip it. >> read all the fine print to see what you're signing up for. >> exactly. >> you look great in that. i love the top. next up, what is she wearing? >> old navy. i feel like they're stepping up their game. it's a cool pant. old navy is always accessible with prices. the whole outfit is only $74. >> you don't have to workout. this is all about fashion. >> we gave a pop of color underneath. >> these pants look like kendall jenner.
>> only $22.94. >> okay. >> get them. >> real quick, we have erica. come on in. >> erica is wearing an outfit from kohl's, which is another really affordable -- >> love this. >> again, it's fun to get away from the black leggings. if you want to try something different, this is a great way to do it and not spend a ton of money. the pants are only $26. >> wow. >> you can do it and not feel committed to it. if you don't love it, won't feel like you spent a ton of money. this is a motivator. >> you look so cute. >> how do you clean these? >> the safest way is probably to put it on tumble dry low or let it air dry. >> love these looks. go online and we'll post all the information. thank you, melissa. thank you, ladies. you're rocking hot. we can go have lunch and not go to the gym in these outfits. fan favorite "broad city." the show that has everyone
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all we have to do is stay out until 11:00. >> we live in the city that never sleeps. >> exactly. >> what if we go to the bar where we got mono? >> i love that place. >> watch the sunrise, romantic breakfast at the diner. >> i love that diner. >> okay. >> ilana and abbie,, thank you for being here. >> what's it like, to have the job security already going in? >> feels good. >> it's so good. >> you don't have to rent your apartment out then, i guess, for the night? >> exactly. >> you guys have been together since the upright citizens brigade days, almost ten years ago now, something like that? >> it's really -- yeah. >> yeah. >> how cool is it to be able to rise up from there with your
>> it's unreal. it's amazing. it's very new york, i think. >> what do you mean? >> there's so much opportunity here. you know, it's kind of for the taking, i feel, new york is. i feel like that's kind of what our attitude has been. >> it can't hurt you have amy poehler as your -- >> doesn't hurt. >> she's been this amazing support system. someone that we're often like, what would amy do in this situation? >> she has a bird's eye view that we couldn't have had from the beginning. she just had such great insight. >> you guys asked us in the break, do we still get nervous, and we said yes. at this point, you're promoting the show, becoming more and more famous. any nervous jitters? >> i think it's very helpful to have each other. >> yeah. >> as you start introducing us, i was like, oh.
>> constant, yeah. >> art imitating life. abbi, one of your first jobs i read, you were hired to work at an equinox, handing out workout flyers? >> the one at grand central. >> there's an episode based on that, right? >> my character, abbi -- >> yes, familiar. >> -- similar name. similar spelling and name. >> abbi or abbi? >> depending on the situation, it goes up or down. yeah, my character works at a gym call gym. >> and you have great guests on the show. >> what an honor to have that kind of icon on our show. >> how did that come together? >> we wrote this episode -- i'm not going to spoil what it is --
but she was sort of like mentioned. then we went out to her, like you know, you have to try. she was in -- it was very bizarre and an amazing day for the show, for us, for our crew. >> she was incredible. it was amazing, to be able to watch that in person. >> this season, we'll see it? >> yeah. >> ilana glazer and abbi jacobson, congrats on the success.
and a >> from nbc news, this is "today" with can kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody, it's tuesday, february 16ing. >> that is crash and burn by our new friend. we like it a lot. >> we sang it beautifully this week. >> we have a big day here today. >> it's huge! >> he's not here, but another hugely funny guy -- >> did you compare me to donald trump? >> sorry. >> good one. >> why? why?