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elliott spitzer has been accused of choking a woman inside a new york city hotel room. he says there is no truth to the allegation. police are investigating. and trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures. the riders finally lowered to safety by rope and glad to be back on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's presidents' day, monday morning. carson dayly is in for matt. we have a lot to talk about. >> we do. >> so much has changed with the death of justice scalia. the flag outside the supreme
after this weekend's sudden and unexpected death of justice sant antonin scalia. replacing him, of course, will tilt the balance of the supreme court. that has ignited a new election year battle, and an epic one. we have two reports for you this morning. we'll also talk about all of this with republican presidential hopeful jeb bush live in a moment. let's begin with pete williams, who is at the court this morning. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. it's been more than 50 years since the supreme court was in this position, facing the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that cast a big shadow of uncertainty as the court prepares to take up some of the most controversial cases. >> reporter: draped in an american flag, the body of antonin scalia arrived in virginia late sunday night. the death from an apparent heart attack was a month shy of his 80th birthday at this west texas guest ranch.
before dying in his sleep in his room. >> found himself in a very congenial group. he was surrounded by admirerers of him and his work. >> reporter: the other reagan appointee said scalia will be remembered for his brilliance. the supreme court split, five conservatives and four liberals. with eight justices, it raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. a tie leaves the lower court ruling in tact, a victory for whoever won in the lower court. among the big cases this term, a tie would maintain tough new texas restrictions on abortion. possibly encouraging other states to pass similar laws. a 4-4 vote would leave the legal hold in place on president obama's plan to let 5 million undocumented migrants stay it. it would head off an effort to weaken unions representing public employees, including teachers.
successor on the court, it would mean a liberal majority. >> it's never been so clear that the balance of power ied ideologically is affected. >> reporter: two on the washington, d.c. court, and a judge in california. >> we'll soon know the funeral arrangements for justice scalia. if the family wishes, he could lie in repose in the great hall of the supreme court building, just inside the bronze doors at the top of the steps. an honor last given to william renquist. justice scalia's death has set off a political battle. peter alexander has that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning to you. the court vacancy is reframing the 2016 campaign. this is now the rarest of presidential elections.
house, congress and now the supreme court are all in play. >> in a moment of silence for justice scalia. >> reporter: the moment of silence for justice scalia lasted a moment before the political pile-on began. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> i think the real plan for it would be somebody just like justice scalia. >> reporter: the now empty seat upping the ante in an already fierce battle for the white house. >> there is no way the senate should confirm someone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell arguing it should not be filled until we have a new president. with 11 months left in his term, president obama insists he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities i take seriously, as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president
could give the court its first liberal majority in 40 years. ted cruz who once was a law clerk vowed to block any obama nominee. >> we're addviseingeing a lame duck couldn't tip the court. >> reporter: this ad highlights what's at stake. >> marriage, civil liberty, we're one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> reporter: fiery feuds in the republican field. >> they lie. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: saturday night's debate, the most combative so far. highlighted in this exchange between donald trump and jeb bush. >> obviously, the war in iraq was a big, fat mistake. it took jeb bush, if you remember, at the beginning of his announcement, when he announced for president, took him five days, he went back. it wasn't a mistake. wasn't a mistake. took him five days before his
>> on this presidents' day, former president george w. bush will campaign alongside his brother here for the first time. after that dispute with donald trump this weekend, jeb bush said that trump is no longer invited. in fact, the two men didn't even shake hands after the debate. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you so much. republican presidential hopeful governor jeb bush is with us now. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to make sure i understand your position on this. senator mcconnell of the republican leadership suggests a nominee put forward by president obama would not get a vote. that it wouldn't come up in the senate. some of your rivals, namely, ted cruz and marco rubio, seem to support that approach. where do you come down on it? do you think a nominee of the president should come for an up or down vote in the senate this year? >> it's up to mitch mcconnell in the senate. i'm not a senate and not running for the united states senate.
i respect that. what shouldn't happen is in an election year, a president in a very divisive kind of time, should nominate someone and have it be passed. there shouldn't be deference to the executive, is my point. >> is that a cope out, saying it's up to senator mcconnell? shouldn't you take a position? >> i am taking a position. if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there is no vote, it's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice shouldn't be appointed in an election year. let it be an important part of the election process. there's a lot riding on this. the second amendment, religious freedom and other causes important for this country will be determined by this pick. >> for those saying that there shouldn't be an up or down vote, and i understand you're not necessarily one of them, are they on weak constitutional ground? in other words, you said the
ii guy. it makes clear the president nominates, is senate advices and consents. it doesn't say, except in an election year. >> the president has the right to nominate. that was my point in the debate. the senate has the right to carry out the rules. my point is, irrespective of that, there should not be an appointment based on the record of president obama's selection of judges. they're way out of the mainstream. this should be an important point that we have in the election. i'm more than happy to litigate that. even though i'm not a lawyer, i'm happy to litigate the constitutionality of this case. >> let me talk about your campaign. president bush, george w. bush, will be on the trail with you this morning. he's made a point to stay out of the political race since he stepped out of office. was it a hard decision to make? >> this will be the first time he's gotten involved, and i respect the fact that he has
it's a good tradition. like president clinton, i guess, supporting his spouse, and, you know, he wants to help his brother. i don't have a problem with that at all. i'm proud of his service. i'm proud of my family's service. i'm running for president based on my own merits but the fact he's supporting me will add to the primary in south carolina, for sure. >> you say you're your own man, but donald trump said it was your brother who, according to trump, lied about weapons of mass destruction. he said 9/11 happened on your brother's watch, so didn't keep us safe. and he added there was an economic collapse at the end of the administration that led to the election of barack obama. i guess the question is, by having your brother out on the trail, does this kind of invite that relit-litigation of the past? >> it's interesting that donald trump praises putin and attacks my brother. i think in a south carolina primary, that's probably the
>> did your brother give you any advice for dealing with someone like donald trump? >> i don't think my brother ever had any experience with dealing with a person like donald trump. he's a bully and you have to stand up. i'm the only guy standing up against him. he's hijacking the conservative cause by running as a republican. there's nothing in his past that would suggest he is a republican. i think it's important to stand up to him. do it respectfully, do it with civility, but you cannot allow a bully to take over this party. >> governor jeb bush, we'll be watching today. thank you for your time this morning. appreciate it. >> you bet. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders say the president has the right and responsibility to nominate a new justice. this as the battle between them tightens in nevada. kristen welker, good morning. >> carson, good morning to you. secretary clinton was initially planning to campaign in florida today, but now she's added an extra day of campaigning here in nevada. feeling the pressure from a
she knows in order to win these larger, more diverse states, she needs latinos and african-americans to turn out in big numbers. >> reporter: today, with the democratic race tightening, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are turning their attention to nevada. >> people come out in large numbers on caucus day, we're going to win here in nevada. >> reporter: both candidates reaching out to african-americans and latinos, two key voting blocks. with clinton meeting with a group of dreamers in las vegas, and touching on the country's racial divide late sunday. >> discrimination and bigotry. we have work to do to try to tear the barriers down, too. >> reporter: sanders is trying to rally minority voters to his message of income inequality. >> together, we are going to create a government that works for all of us. not just the 1%.
silver state is crucial to regaining her momentum, after a bruising defeat in new hampshire. sanders is closing in, blanketing the airwaves with more than $2.5 million in ads, compared to clinton's nearly $1.5 million. >> she's no bernie. >> reporter: it was perhaps "saturday night live" that delivered the sharpest blow, spoofing clinton's supporters who are now giving sanders a serious look. i can't make you love me if you don't >> secretary clinton is getting a boost today, an endorsement from a group of ministers in flint, michigan, who say she's highlighted the water crisis there. it is an resonates with african-americans. >> kristen welker in reno, thank you.
record-shattering cold across the eastern half of the country. way to show it up, snow and ice. >> unfortunately, this is what we may see repeated again. this is i-65 in indiana, 30 miles northwest of indianapolis. this thing was closed for four hours, about 60 vehicles involved. dozens of people injured. snow came down. it started to coat the roads, and what a mess. look what we have coming into brutally cold air, although not as cold as it was. 17 below in bangor. 4 below in albany. now we have a storm system pushing north and east. the blue line is the freezing line. atlanta, you have rain. but you go north, we've got snow and freezing rain developing. this is what we're looking for. today and tonight, snow will spread into the northeast. temperatures start to rise. we start as snow in new york and turn to rain. icy conditions from georgia to new england.
of winter weather advisory. upwards of 12 inches of snow up to the north and west. icy mix as you get from atlanta, north of atlanta, all the way up into new england. we're also going to be looking at heavy rain with this, on into tomorrow. up upwards of 3 inches of rain from parts of georgia to the northeast. we could see flooding, as well. >> wow. >> temperatures rising up in the mid 50s. >> i was going to say, warmup coming. it's like a roller coaster. >> keeping you busy, al. thanks. this morning, the fbi is trying to figure out who attached an explosive device to a rental car. the car was returned early sunday. a mechanical found the device during an inspection. the building was evacuated. travelers were diverted to another lot to wait for vehicles but the airport remained open and no flights were affected. pope francis will celebrate mass today in mexico's least catholic state. on sunday, the pope held an
300,000 people in a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city. the pope condemns the drug trade, telling worshippers there can be, quote, no dialogue with the devil. pope francis is halfway through his five-day trip to mexico. hours long ordeal for people at a new hampshire ski resort. natalie is here with the story. >> good morning to you. two tram cars malfunctioned, leaving dozens, including an 8 month old baby, trapped in the biting cold for hours. their dramatic rescue is caught on camera. >> reporter: a day on the slopes in new hampshire turned into a harrowing rescue, when two tram cars suddenly stopped, leaving dozens stranded 40 feet in the air for almost three hours in sub zero temperatures. after what passengers described as a severe jolt, one tram came to a rest near the 4,000 foot summit. the other near the base of the mountain. among the 48 people trapped, an
with the mercury around negative 4 degrees, blankets were sent to the top car to help guests stay warm until help arrived. one by one, ski patrol and firefighters repelled each person down through a trapped door in the tram. thankfully, no one was injured and no reports of frostbite. cannon mountain officials say a mechanical issue, not the cold, caused the brakes to get stuck, making for an unexpected downhill situation for those on board. >> as of late night, crews were still working to fix the issue with the tram. the guests who were trapped were offered vouchers to go back to canon mountain for another day, on a warmer day. >> wow. can you imagine, especially with a baby. >> have you been on a tram and see the trapdoor and think, wow, i hope i never have to use that. >> natalie, thank you.
last your latest weather. >> al, thanks. i feel like we have to address this. we haven't mentioned it yet, but savannah, underneath the table, is wearing a boot on her left leg. >> that's right. >> please explain. >> well, i tripped on friday, right after -- we were going to al's weather at 8:30. i was rushing back in to the inside. and i tripped. as matt would say, i could trip on a cordless phone, but i did just trip. i really sprained my ankle. >> it's not broken? >> it's not broken, but it's probably as close to being broken without being broken as it could be. it's a very bad sprain. >> how long will you be in the boot? >> three or four weeks. >> why aren't we signing it, like in high school? >> you showed pictures. it was nasty. >> it was purple. >> my leg was bruceised. i sent ghastly pictures to these guys over the weekend. this was the offensing boot.
>> a lot of wine therapy. when you wear three inch heels, they kill. i was running and it twisted it. that's why i'll be wearing this attractive boot. >> it's fashion week already. >> it needs to be bedazzled. >> okay. let's get martha stewart here and do a diy boot project. >> we should do that. coming up, former new york governor elliott spitzer accused of choking a woman inside a hotel room. what we're learning about the investigation this morning. how would you react if you saw a parent pressuring their kid to shoplift? do you step in or off? an eye-opening rossen reports experiment.
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we're back at 7:30, monday morning, february 15th, 2016. it's presidents' day. we have a great crowd braving the chilly weather on rockefeller plaza. in a couple days, it'll get warm. >> it'll be wet and warm. >> we're back inside studio 1a. here are the headlines this morning. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrives back in the d.c area. there is a fight on the campaign trail, with republicans insisting president obama hold off and the next president name a successor. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> we have a president.
he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the white house says president obama will nominate a successor to justice scalia once the senate returns from a week-long recess. michigan's governor is promising more assistance for residents in flint to deal with the lead-contaminated water. the state is asking the federal government to expand medicaid coverage for 15,000 people. the u.s. general will arrive tomorrow. a woman is connected to robberies in south carolina. the 27-year-old is accused of pulling out a gun, zip tying employees and stealing almost $1 million in jewels. she also face charges in florida and georgia. elliott spitzer investigated for an alleged result at a hotel in new york city. kristen dahlgren has more on this. good morning. >> good morning, savannah.
state and now he's facing another potentially embarrassing scandal after the alleged incident at one of new york's swankiestyiest hotels. >> reporter: the former new york governor who resigned after being caught paying for sex with a high-end escort is now under investigation for assault. sources familiar with that investigation tell nbc news that on saturday night, spitzer and a woman in her mid 20s entered new york's iconic plaza hotel and headed up to one of the rooms. inside, spitzer is being accused of choking the woman. the nypd investigating him for assault, but not for sexual assault. a source familiar with the investigation says after the alleged incident, the woman slit her wrists, but the wounds were not life threatening. no charges have been filed and a spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008, a prostitution scandal forced spitzer to resign as
being sworn in. >> i've acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family. >> reporter: but he was never charged with a crime. spitzer attempted a career in television. >> the politicians are sprinting. >> reporter: hosting short-lived shows on cnn and current tv. >> we have a right to respond on the other side. >> reporter: before a failed return to politics. losing to his opponent in the democratic primary for controller of new york city in 2013. following that loss, spitzer divorced his wife, and later started dating the spokesperson for his failed campaign. >> sources tell nbc that overnight, the woman traveled home to russia. still a lot of questions in this case. there is no question though, it's getting a lot of attention, within hours of the story breaking, guys, spitzer was a trending topic on twitter. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al.
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the key word, try. that includes the lesson that stealing is bad. what if you ran into a mother without morals? a woman telling her daughter to steal right in front of you, would you stand up to the mother, stop the kid before she did it, or let them pull off the crime together? before you answer, you think you know what you'd do? check out what we found on hidden camera. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? >> can i have chocolate? >> no. >> reporter: your child is begging for a treat. >> i really want it. >> reporter: but this mom isn't about to pay. >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> reporter: we pulled this scenario from the headlines. police say this florida mom was caught on surveillance camera coaching her young daughter to steal an expensive bottle of tequila. when the mom walks away, watch the girl hide the battle behind her back and walk out. how would you react if you saw it happening?
at grassroots natural market in new jersey. our actors are wired up. >> move the mom and daughter into place. >> reporter: we are watching everything from a secret control room downstairs. >> mom, can i have this box of chocolates? >> first up, this real-life mother and daughter, checking out right next to the actors. when the cashier steps away -- >> no, sweetie. too expensive. >> please. >> reporter: the girl is already watching. now time for the twist. >> if you really want it, you know what you have to do, okay? >> what? >> you have to steal it, just like last time, okay? >> you want to make me steal it? >> put it under your jacket, okay? >> the girl can't believe her ears. >> i'll go to the car and see you in two minutes. put it under your jacket. you'll be fine. nobody is going to arrest a kid. see you in two minutes. >> mom! >> reporter: our mom walks out and the kid actor is now alone, about to steal the chocolates. it's now or never for the girl to do something.
you could just put it back over there. you can just save up your money and wait to buy it. >> that's right. she just stopped her. kid to kid. >> let's go, come on. >> reporter: time to meet this crime stopper. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you doing? why? >> because it's not right to steal. >> mom taught you right over here, huh? >> very proud of her. >> reporter: if it's that easy for a kid to speak up, grown-ups will definitely jump in, right? >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> while a few people privately told the store -- >> i think the mother is trying to get her daughter to steal a box of chocolates -- >> reporter: most said nothing and did nothing. this man nervously tapping on the counter. this woman doing her best to look away. >> did you think about confronting the mom and saying, what are you doing? >> i feel like that's not my place to do it. you never know what kind of reaction you're going to get. >> it's not my life, you know. >> not your life.
>> reporter: but will all the adults stay silent? this woman is about to knock our socks off. >> if you want the chocolate, do what i told you. >> reporter: she's watching like a hawk. >> put it under your jacket. i'll meet you outside. two minutes. >> reporter: she's clearly torn about what to do. staring, silent, for almost a minute, before this. >> how much is the chocolates? >> it's $20. >> does she really want you to take that? >> yeah. >> you know what? i'll buy it for you. i don't want you to take it. >> why? >> it's not the right thing to do. >> that is so heartwarming. she actually bought the chocolate for our little girl. can't wait to meet her. jeff rossen from nbc news. you did a beautiful thing, bought her the chocolate. why? >> felt it was the right thing to do at the moment. >> take care of the little girl. >> i didn't want her to feel bad about her mother, but i didn't want her to have to steal the candy.
and helping her out. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> we love happy endings. now we want to know how you would react. you wouldn't say a word, probably, but i'm -- >> wow. >> i know you. >> we have a live facebook chat coming up on my facebook change. facebook.com/rossen reports. i'll answer your questions live. ask us anything. >> i'd like to ask why you think we wouldn't do anything. >> we'll talk about that offline. >> what do you have tomorrow? >> another ethical dilemma. we're talking about another hot topic, entitled kids. when i was a kid, you got a trophy only for winning. today, kids get them for anything, even participation. how would you react if you saw a dad upset that his boys got trophies, even though they lost the game? would you defend the dad or the kids? our hidden cameras are rolling again. this has everyone on different teams. >> how will we react to that one tomorrow? >> you'll probably side with the dad. >> jeff, thanks so much.
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>> reporter: this weekend, a blood bath. the box office burned records, and most notably, expectations for a movie like this, account down. no doubt, the movie "deadpool" making a killing. >> biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening ever. >> reporter: the comic book flick starring ryan reynolds, expected to pull down an estimated $150 million for the four-day weekend. >> nobody is getting hurt. >> reporter: all by bucking conventional wisdom with its outlandish, violent style, heavy dose of adult comedy. hollywood insiders crediting the film's success to an intelligent marketing campaign, that saturated and subverted traditional advertising. >> see you this friday, america. >> reporter: and to ryan reynolds. >> from the opening credits to the tippy top after the credits, it's as unusual as it gets.
to get risque with an r rating. steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. >> we loved it. >> we all saw it. >> spectacular, yeah. >> so great. it's not for kids. >> be prepared for the r rating. >> tamron, what are people saying about "deadpool" online? >> leave your kids far from the theater but grab your friends and go. the success didn't stop at the box office. fans are talking on social media. the reaction might be as funny as the movie. jared wrote, i have no idea how "deadpool" got made but i'm so glad it did. this is the most entertaining marvel film i've seen in several years. michael wrote, "deadpool" was vulgar, inappropriate and extremely gory. i loved every minute of it. and this takes it to another level. >> oh, boy. >> how cute is that? >> the thing is, this should be a cat contest, what is the cat thinking? the star, ryan reynolds, has been active on social media promoting the film. he said he's walking on sunshine
who carried him the whole way. if you don't have enough "deadpool" in your life, head to the movie's facebook page where multiple characters take each other on. we know the value of social media. ryan reynolds is stepping up the social media game for "deadpool." >> very cool. it's working. just ahead, the models breaking boundaries on the cover of "sports illustrated" swimsuit maria. there are thousands of ways into the complex health care system. and choosing unitedhealthcare can help make it simpler with our 24/7 nurseline. nurse:(over phone) if it's pinkeye, it could be contagious. oh. i know.
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where them girls at it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- where them girls at >> the new wave of swimsuit models. we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. small wonders. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> it's extraordinary. >> what if we told you there is a place where no one suffers from cancer, diabetes, even high blood pressure? how is it possible and is there a catch? we'll explain the genetic mutation that shows small things s -- big things come in small packages. "friends." >> we experienced friendship, heartbreak, babies, everything together. >> we have a sneak peek at the highly anticipated reunion over
today, monday, february 15th, 2016. troublemaker, girl >> we're on the "today" show! >> from little rock, arkansas. >> celebrating my 18th birthday. >> hello, louisiana. >> good morning, alabama. >> the cold doesn't bother us anyway. >> happy presidents' day weekend. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." we have a boisterous holiday crowd out here on our plaza. good morning to them. it's chilly but, man, are they fired up. >> there's a lot of them. >> i know.
us. >> the broncos won and they're >> great to have everybody on this holiday monday. the cover models for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue are making total waves this year. we'll meet two of the ground makers coming up. first, let's get a check of natalie? >> good morning. flags today at federal buildings are flying at half-staff on this presidents' day. two days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death leaves a key vacancy on the supreme court. pete williams is at the supreme court this morning. good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. the body of justice scalia arrived overnight, draped in an american flag. it came from texas, where he died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack. we don't yet know the funeral arrangements, but if the family wishes, he could lie in repose
for now, president obama says he will nominate a successor, but the republicans say that decision should be made by the next president. the court itself is in its mid-winter break. the justices return to the bench in a week. for the first time in 50 years, they'll face the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that raises the prospect that some of the most controversial cases could be decided by a 4-4 tie, which would be the same as no decision at all. this is a time of uncertainty, both politically and for the court. natalie? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us. thank you, pete. the death of justice scalia sent shock waves through the presidential campaign. some republicans including cruz and rubio want the next president to be the one to pick the next justice. earlier on "today," former florida governor jeb bush weighed in when he spoke to savannah. >> if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges.
what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice should not be apointpointed in an election year. there's a lot riding on this. >> governor bush's brother, former president george w. bush, will join him on the campaign trail today. democrat hillary clinton says it's outrageous some of the campaign trail are talking about blocking any supreme court nominee named by president obama. she says the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the senate has a responsibility to vote. her challenger, bernie sanders, agrees that president obama should name the successor, saying in his words, let's get on with it. a virgin atlantic flight from london to new york was forced to turn back sunday after a dangerous incident in midair. it happened when someone on the ground aimed a laser into the cockpit, leaving the co-pilot feeling unwell. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots after a laser incident after take off.
>> officials are looking for whomever aimed the laser. there was an incredible sight over the weekend off the coast of florida. professor from florida atlantic university shot this video. you see there, it shows tens of thousands of sharks off palm beach. all those dots you see down there, those are sharks migrating to warmer waters. this shark is relatively harmless, so they say. the professor hopes to tag some of them to learn more about the way they migrate. hopefully they migrate off the coast, away from swimmers. back to savannah and carson. >> natalie, thanks so much. "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is out today and it's ground breaking. >> have you done your research? >> oh, yes. >> it features three cover models, putting body image back in the spotlight in a whole new way. >> reporter: reaching more than 70 million people, the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition always makes a splash. this year, it's also making history, with not one but three
different body types. for the first time ever, there's a plus size model, size 16 ashley graham, who calls the magazine's move beyond epic. rhondaonda rousey, known as the world's most dangerous woman, also graces the cover, wearing nothing but body paint. and hailey, who has been modeling since she was a teen, is the third and more traditional model, who says every girl has somebody to relate to in the issue. three models with three looks and sizes, helping to break tradition and defy body image stereotypes. we have two of the cover ladies with us. >> good morning. >> we can't wait to hear about your reaction. you just found out. but i have to say, is this the first time you've done three different covers? >> it is, in 52 years. >> why did it take so long?
>> i've only been in charge for four years. >> why was it important to you to highlight the three different women? >> i think it's a very, very timely moment that we're having right now. people are very aware of all the beauty in the world. "sports illustrated" is certainly one of the publications. traveling to every country in the world, practically every continent, i see beauty in all shapes, sizes, forms, everything. it was time to highlight that and bring it to the world. >> how did you find out? >> literally on tnt, on the show. they said, you got the cover. i thought we were presenting an award. >> i thought it was three finalists. >> you didn't know? >> boom, three covers. oh, my gosh. >> this is amazing, to even be in the issue is one thing. >> yeah. >> but to be on the cover, i mean, that's got to be a huge feeling. >> i thought we were like, you know, being ground-breaking,
size 16 girl, in the actual pages. then for me to be on the cover, i mean, don't even get me started because i might start crying. you'd love that. but it's still like, i'm shaking just thinking about the fact that i'm on the cover of "sports illustrated." >> m.j., go down ronda, too, who isn't here. >> each can stand alone as a cover. it was obvious. when i saw the beautiful pictures of ashley, the beautiful pictures of hailey and ronda, it wasn't, are we going to do this? it was, this is happening. it was a perfect storm of beautiful photos and women who represent all things to all people. it was undeniable, we had to do it. >> i read an interesting fact. 70 million people read this issue. 16 million of them are women. it's really cool. what would your message to the women be? >> i mean, this is so special
to relate to in this issue. thing. everybody has an amazing body. you have to own yourself. >> you had a new discussion of beauty is and what it is, and the dialogue that can take place. i mean, for me, 16-year-old me, i had these up on my wall. now you have three beautiful ter posters. >> now a size 16 girl. >> you have a readership with 70 million people and not everybody likes the same thing. it's thrilling to offer diversity. >> so great to have you here. you have beauty, charm and personality. you have the whole package, ladies. >> thank you. >> they'll be back with kathie lee and hoda. they are going to premiere the video diary of ashley's shoot in a while. thank you, ladies. no michael jordan? no problem.
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to unleash your potential. start every day with milk's protein and milk life. we're back at 8:14. time for what's trending today. >> we're going to start things off on this monday with a little illusion. we'll put up an image, and tell me what you see. here it comes. >> duck. >> rabbit. >> if you saw the image of a duck and a rabbit almost instantly, congratulations. those who can see both images quickly have a more creative brain. this comes from a study in 1899. the image you saw recently has reemerged on the web. >> it's been trending since 1899. >> right. >> first i struggled to see rabbit, but then i saw rabbit. >> i saw rabbit. when you said duck, i see duck.
>> i saw rabbit first. >> i see rabbit season. i see duck season. >> man. you see bugs bunny? >> yeah. >> you might be happily in love but has your health declined since you met your match? >> yeah. >> your match is actually a great cook. >> that's the problem. >> relationship weight gain is real, people. researchers from florida state university determined that we are all more likely to make unhealthy diet and exercise choices around the ones we love. the theory is, obviously, you kind of care less about your appearance once you become more comfortable with each other and settle down. do we agree? >> absolutely. >> let yourself go a little bit. >> no, no. >> it's comfortable. >> no, deborah is always a health freak. i felt worse always myself until i got healthy. >> interesting. you stepped up your game because of her. >> you lose the motivation to exercise because it may not be there if you've found a match.
my husband is at the gym every day. >> we're competitive about who can eat the most ice cream. i can do the whole pint. >> i walk by her mixer. if i see butter in the mixer, she's left it cookies are coming. >> also, when you break-up with someone, it's great for your diet. >> divorce diet. >> break-up diet. >> yeah. >> you go from one side to the other. the nba slam dunk contest was saturday night. if you missed it, you missed a showdown. the battle for the best dunker came down to zach lavine and gordon. gordon had the ball scooped from the mascot and slammed it down. zach lavine makes dunking look
gordon got a perfect score with the jump over the mascot's head. >> best ever. >> amazing. >> under the legs. >> zach lavine took the title. second year in a row. >> they're saying that's better than any jordan dunk. >> they weren't as exciting as they were back in the day. with jordan and dominique. >> incredible. >> great to be the mascot, right over the head. now to kanye revealing he's in debt and a much-talked about reunion. >> interesting. >> carson, your turn. >> sounds like pop start is about to start. >> yeah. >> start with kanye west. it's fascinating. he took the stage on saturday night, "saturday night live," he sang songs from his new album "the life of pablo." moments before his performance, he revealed shocking news and tweeted this. i write this to you, my brothers, while still $53 million in personal debt. pray we overcome. this is my true heart.
last night, kanye reached out to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg for help. saying, i know it's your birthday but can you call me by tomorrow? one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need. kanye revealed in an interview last year that with the launch of his yeezy fashion line, it left him $16 million in debt. a side note to the story, it is not mark zuckerberg's birthday. just putting that out there. >> okay. i'm so confused. >> he invested his own money. usually when you start a clothing line, you have investors. that's his argument there. i have downloaded the album. it is very good, but there's this current now. you have a great trend of his, and he wrote a lot of songs and said that he needs some help. >> he also -- who trusts what kanye writes? it could be nothing. he could -- >> why would you say that though? >> i don't know. the things that come out --
there are a lot of nations that are bankrupt and need money. >> i don't understand it. >> i don't understand, is it a legitimate and sincere cry for help? >> i think it's a cry for help one way or another. >> it is. >> the family, they have to have it. >> the kardashians have a lot of -- >> he said personal debt. >> we're going to keep more to come on the kanye story. back in january, almt the entire cast of "friends" reunited for a tribute honoring director james borrow. everybody was there except matthew perry. the group sat down with andy cohen to discuss the reunion and reveal how one of the episodes came to be. here's an exclusive look. >> you play a lot of poker? >> he gave us husband dressis dressing room because it was big. >> yeah. >> that's fine. but because we really wanted to connect. i mean, i think it was sort of unspoken, but we instinctively
we need to get along. we need to connect. so we started playing poker, and jimmy gave us his room so we could have a bigger hangout room for us. >> and they wrote an episode about it, actually. the one with the poker. >> that's right. they are referring to that episode. the one with the poker. that episode aired in season one. the full tribute airs on nbc on february 21st. that's your pop start. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by milk life. start every day with milk's
>> savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to a special series we're calling living longer, living better. we're rheeevealing what people across the country and around the world are doing to live better. cynthia will help us get started. >> good morning. on the cutting edge of science, we journeyed to ecuador to meet from unique people. less than 4 feet tall, scientists believe their dna may hold huge secrets that could, one day, benefit all of us. meet the big-hearted little people protected from cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. >> reporter: high in the mountains, ecuador is almost
looming large over the city, the virgin statue. the wonders of this place can come in small packages, too. meet the tiny ecuadorians with a special gift. a rare condition that protects them from cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. maybe even alzheimer's. >> only one person with this syndrome have died from cancer. >> it is. >> reporter: they can grow no taller than a small child because they have a unique form of dwarfism. it blocks them from receiveing growth hon moanrmones. he just turned 18. and this 50-year-old, about the same height but heavier. >> she's gained more weight. i always recommend her to things
>> but she doesn't have diabetes? >> she doesn't. >> reporter: no diabetes, no high blood pressure. >> 100/60, excellent. >> reporter: he worries her weight might one day catch up with her. >> does she take seriously your warning that she's pushing her luck? you don't think it's a consequence, why bother, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: they are 2 of only about 300 people with this syndrome in the entire world. 100 live in the villages of southern ecuador. they're being studied by leading researchers on aging from the university of california. in the kitchen, confirmation of how fattening her diet is. >> plenty of carcarbohydrates. >> reporter: doesn't seem to matter because, so far, she's
to the gym every day. >> we see them defying almost the time of diet they have. okay, i can have a big plate of fries and there's nothing this can do to me. >> reporter: they warn her that being protected doesn't guarantee there will never be any consequences. still, when the team gave lab rats the disease, the results were astonishastonishing. >> they lived 50% longer and developed less diseases. this is the direction we want to go in. can we extend the life a little but decrease cancer, diabetes, alzheimer's and high blood pressure? >> reporter: he said it could be a magic pill that wouldn't make us shorter but would protect us from disease. >> how far away? >> maybe 20 years. >> still impressive. >> reporter: also impressive, how the doctor's work has
shadows. >> she didn't want anybody to see her. she was secluded in her home. >> has he changed your life? >> you have given them something, a sense of community, sense of importance. >> i make them aweare of how beautiful they are because they're spectacular. >> reporter: like yonic, about to enter college, he dedicates time to help the researchers better understand his disorder. >> lends me blood, all types of exams, some of them painful. >> reporter: he does it, he says, for his 5-year-old brother, also diagnosed with the condition. >> bruno. >> reporter: a gift that could someday help all of us, too. >> okay. amazing people and amazing story. it was a privilege to be able to report.
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william shatner wrote, "leonard." william is here this morning. >> glad to be here. >> this book is a love letter to leonard nimoy, isn't it? >> it is. i loved leonard. we were like brothers. on the general term friendship, how do you make friends, what are friends worth, what is the definition of a friend, and how difficult it seems to me for men to make friends. so how cherished a singular male friend should be. women, for some reason, and it could be oxytocin, make friends more easily than men, it seems to eme. >> you write in the book that you didn't initially hit it off as personal friends. >> well, there's -- life is never perfect. no, we had some disagreements to
and in the end. but in between was a brotherhood. i loved it. >> i thought there was an irony. you write that at first, the star trek conventions, all that that happened after the show, you both were kind of like not sure you wanted to be a part of all that. but it was through doing those appearances that you really bonded. not as much during the show, but after, that you became close. >> that's exactly right. so many shows, i notice for example, you had "friends" on earlier earlier, that's extraordinary, for people to remain friends after the show has been -- is over. usually, you're the best friends forever while a show is on, whatever the show is, and then when the show is over, stage, film, series, you say, i'll see you tomorrow, and you don't because life takes you apart. in many cases, you never see each other again. in this case, fate threw us together with all these
and the films we did. we became very close. >> you were very different, weren't you? >> well, they say your cells change every seven years, so that's a lot of changing going on. >> you were honest in the book because toward the end of his life, you write that you two had a falling out. you're very honest about it. you say in a certain sense, you're still not really sure what that was all about. >> that's true. i have no idea why. i sought to find out why and couldn't. so he -- i thought whatever it was would blow over and he'd tell me what it was. i would try to make amends or find common ground. but he died before that could happen. >> what do you think he'd think of this book? >> well, this is about how i cherished my relationship with
there's no substitute. and there's another thing, and that is when you lose someone you care for, and you've had experiences together, those experiences that you had together no longer have validation. because the other person is saying, remember when, and you haven't anybody to say that with. the experiences themselves disappear. that's really the reason for the book. >> you miss him? >> yes. >> 50 years since star trek, can you believe it? >> incredible. >> this is the anniversary. will it be hard to go through the year and people remembering without your friend? >> yes. how beautiful it would have been. we had the best time on stage with each other. communicated more on stage, at times, than we did in person. >> william shatner, good to have you here. thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> the book is called "leonard." up next, is your e-mail inbox out of control?
nbc. we're back at 8:40. how many unread e-mails do you have? i don't want to say. >> there seems to be two distinct groups here. people who have too many e-mails to count or the ones who keep the number at zero. either way, you could probably use a digital de-clutterer. here's more from nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: like a good cup of java, our e-mail inboxes are usually filled to the brim. >> i have 2,254 unread e-mails. >> reporter: just ask anyone sitting in a coffee shop. >> 3,158 unread e-mails. it looks a lot worse. >> reporter: all that clutter used to pile up on our desks.
computers, wasting our time. >> e-mail has the ability to suck our will to live. >> reporter: professional organizer beth knows that well. >> when people come to you with their overflowing e-mail boxes, i mean, do they feel a sense of hopelessness? >> people come to me very overwhelmed and frustrated. they don't know what to do but they want a way out of it. >> reporter: her company, bneato bar, offers services on digital clutter, including naked inbox. >> what is this e-mail? >> reporter: she tells clients to first take a sample of their e-mail. >> just like going through our physical stuff, we're going to start at the top and work our way down. >> reporter: to gain control, she suggests using an app called unroll.me, which unsubscribes from messages you don't want and combines your favorite subscriptions into one e-mail delivered daily. from there, it's easy to focus on incoming e-mails. if you can respond to a message in less than two minutes, go ahead. if you can't, put it in a
>> these are the things you're going to tackle today. we want to get the e-mail out of the inbox. >> reporter: once you've dealt with an e-mail, delete it or archive it. >> is the goal to have a zero e-mail mailbox? >> maybe for a split second. we're always going to get more. >> reporter: here comes the hard part. she says to try to check your e-mail less often. no more than five times a day. it can take 16 minutes to refocus after dealing with an e-mail. that stat showed 28% of our work week is spent reading and writing e-mails. >> if we are constantly in our e-mail inbox, we are never getting any good work done. >> reporter: photos are another form of digital clutter, sucking up all the storage in our phones. she recommends using google photos or dropbox to store and organize pics in the cloud. you can also dump some of the phone apps. research says we only use 27 apps a month, but have far more
>> i think i actually have three or four to-do lists, organizing apps on my phone, none of which i use. >> let those go, absolutely. >> reporter: this might sound daunting. >> you wish it was zero but who has the time? >> reporter: she says it's not hopeless. take baby steps. >> this is going to be your new life. why rush it and burn out? let's take our time. >> reporter: consider it a home ec lesson, sweeping away the digital clutter in your life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> i just erased six apps during that. >> you did? >> i was inspired. >> oh, my gosh. >> impressive. >> it's a start, carson. >> i'm good without the apps. >> we're terrible. we need help. >> how many do you have? >> 77,000 and -- >> i have 11,000. you make me feel better. >> work on that, ladies. this might help.
first, this is "today" on nbc. we're back at 8:46. all this week on today food, we're focusing on healthy recipe recipes to help you live longer. here to help us kick things off, we have the executive chef at the incredible restaurant everyone is talking about in new york city. also the co-author on a new cookbook. i'll start off, you're like 26 years old. you've already graduated from the culinary institute of america. you've worked under some of the greatest chefs in new york city and you're an executive chef now yourself, of course. you made the "forbes" 30 under 30 list, and you have one of the hottest restaurants in new york city and your first cookbook. >> it's a lot. >> not a bad year, my friend.
we're excited to bring korea town, the cookbook, to you. it is the first cookbook written in the perspective of korea town. >> new york, l.a. and everywhere in between. >> matt and i, the co-author, we traveled for two years writing the book. >> you're so young and have done great things in the culinary world. let's start with the meal. walk me through the ingredients. >> today, we'll make spicy chicken stew. my mom's recipe. the first recipe i ever cooked. it's a spicy chicken stew. some honey powder. koreans aren't crazy about using straight sugar so they'll substitute it in any way. and soy sauce is the basic marinate. we have vegetables. >> are these ingredients tough to find? >> usually, it's available in asian marts. you can even get it at amazon now, so it's great. >> okay.
to do the marinateeinade for me. >> okay. >> the chili paste and honey powder. >> everything in a bowl. this recipe is simple. >> it's a sugar substitute. mix it up. >> you start the chicken browning process first? >> i'll have it in one pot. i'll put it all in, including the vegetables. >> is this a dish you did at culinary school and they loved it? >> yeah, and now it's part of the curriculum. >> that's crazy. >> it's all super simple, too. i mean, i did it when i was -- the first time, literally, the first dish i made when i was 12 or 11. >> wow. >> one of my mom's recipes. >> by the way, we have the tasters downstairs. >> oh milliony gosh, we're in love. >> my head is sweating. >> it has a kick but we love it. >> really good. >> really good reviews down there. this looxks like a one pot deal, which is easy.
i'll have a little bit of the chicken stock. honestly, this is it. >> put the chicken down, made the marinade, you have -- >> you cover wit a lid, medium to low heat and it's done in 20 minutes. >> perfect. >> this is our end product. you get a lot of the juice from the chicken that creates a nice broth, along with the chicken stock. you get a perfectly cooked -- >> this is easy. >> korean food, that's the point. >> people are intimidated, they don't think they can pull it off. >> exactly. korea town, the book, has over 100 recipes. the next recipe is going to be a quick recipe. >> is it pickled cabbage? >> traditionally it's a dish. in the book, we focus on it as a verb. you'll see vegetables and fruit. we say, yes, it's a staple dish of korea, but also pineapple, cucumber.
usually, it takes two to three months. we have some that's two years old. this is a quick version, less than 20 minutes. korean chili powder. the paste form, and this is the powder form. garlic, ginger. >> are you eating this, as well? >> oh, my gosh, the pineapple. >> spicy. >> perfect for 9:00 in the morning. >> we love it. >> mix this up and let it marinate? >> then it comes to this. >> whenever you want this? >> exactly. we chose pineapple. matt and i, when we were doing the testing, tried the pineapple. in the book, we have over 100 recipes. 20 are like guess recipes. >> flavorful. >> every recipe, every vegetable you do gives off a nice kick. >> you can jar it up? >> jar it up, leave it in the fridge, eat it whenever you want to eat it. >> congratulations on the
we're back at 8:52. time for special birthday wishes. >> we are so happy to be taking over the smucker's duty from my good friend, willard scott. amazing folks to introduce you to. let's get started. happy 107th birthday to ms. vera calhoun russell from illinois. a loving mom and enjoying doing word search puzzles. have to join her on words with friends. happy 100th birthday to lily davis of new york. you don't want to play her in bridge. she plays five days a week and is a champion. susan georgantas is 100 years old from massachusetts. you have to like this, her secret to longevity, a glass of scotch every night. >> incredible. >> there you go. >> go, susan, go! >> woodrow wilson felty from
retired from the air force. we salute you for your service. thank you. mary corbett from virginia. 100 years old. 22 grandkids. 24 great grandchildren. 12 great great grandchildren. >> wow! >> that's what keeps her young. >> she knows all their names. tony olicerie is 100 years old from arizona. didn't retire until 87. happy birthday. fantastic. >> amazing. >> if you know of somebody any age celebrating a leap year birthday this month, we want to celebrate them on the air. head to today.com/celebrate and send in your photos for a chance to be featured. >> i like that. >> got to celebrate the leap year birthdays. what's coming up next hour? we have a president joining us. president we're going to do a little presidential tribute.
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this morning on "today's take," scandal star tony goldwin is here. makes history with a presidents' day pop quiz. the big winner at the box office and who will win big at tonight's grammy's. the hottest games and toys every kid is going to want, coming up right 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." monday morning, presidents' day, february 15th, 2016. it's why we have a huge crowd out there. i'm al along with natalie and tamron. willie is off. natalie's jam, "blank space" by taylor swift, who will probably be one of the big winners at tonight's grammys.
kendrick lamar for 11. grammys are tonight. it'll be a good one. record of the year nominees, really love, deangelo. uptown funk, of course. mark ronson featuring bruno mars. thinking out loud, ed sheeran. blank space, taylor swift. can't feel my face, the weekend. kendrick lamar, 11 nominations. record of the year rewards the song performance. what do you think? it's a tough one. >> i like "uptown funk." >> i think it'll possibly win for record, but i think album of the year, maybe taylor swift. >> it'll be kendrick lamar. >> really? >> it's the social commentary. they're both brilliant, i love it. it seems like the songs have been around longer than -- >> i know. i've listened to them over and over again. >> when you look at the list of songs, it's like such an imprint
you probably know every lyric. it'll be a good night. >> adele is not there -- >> because of the calendar year. >> the album didn't come out in time for the nomination. >> it'll be a hot night. >> a lot of people talking about the feud with kanye and taylor swift, kind of rekindled a little bit, right? >> so kanye has a new song out. he performed some of it on "snl." very strange performances on "snl." one of his songs references save ss taylor swift. it refers to her in the absolute, horrible way. he claims he got permission from her. he told her about the song. >> i find that hard to believe. >> i don't believe it. >> you don't have to because taylor says it's not true. she says she never gave permission. her girl squad, ruby rose, gigi
kanye west for the lyric. kanye says he's $53 million in debt. he tweeted it out after his "snl" performance. he said he invested his money for the personal debt. he's reached out to mark zuckerberg -- >> on his "birthbirthday. >> which is not his birthday. >> squgasking for money. >> might want to put the touch on ryan reynolds. >> go down rich guys and ask for money. that is something else. >> i don't feel bad for kanye. >> "deadpool" killing at the box office. the film starring ryan reynolds expected to earn $150 million. >> incredible. >> four-day weekend. biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening. beating last year's 50 shades of gray by more than 40 million. biggest opening for first-time
lizbeth ban-- elizabeth banks. we had the cast and crew on last week. they're spectacular and deserve the success they're having. in the movie, he jokes about, could this be a franchise? i think yes. >> i think so, but i also think it'll be interesting to see what marvel now does with this. you know, the superhero genre is usually for families and kids. this shows you, there is an audience that wants to see it taken up a notch. >> it took ryan reynolds 11 years to get this made. he wanted to be true to the source, comic book material. "deadpool" is this wisecracking, profane, violent -- >> what's the super power? i saw the ads. >> he can heal himself. he's got enhanced athletic abilities. >> you have to see it. it's hilarious. >> i want to see it, definitely. apparently, everybody else saw it. >> get right to the theater.
british film awards made history. leo dicaprio, a big winner for "the revenant." but they had a kiss cam set up. the host was steven fry. apparently, he took a moment to thank america for the many gifts we've given the world. foam fingers, leaf blowers and the kiss cam. >> who do we have here? oh, yes! it's maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio. yes! that's a marriage made in heaven if there one were. julianne moore and bryan cranston. whoa! >> they need to bring a kiss cam to the oscars. >> they need to bring a kiss cam here.
>> come on. >> hr! >> today, of course, presidents' day, waiting patiently in the wings. we have a celebrity guest with us, a television president. hail to the chief. mr. president, good morning. >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> president fitzgerald from skand "scandal." >> there's a chair, wow. full service. >> this is the best we've got. >> season five, yeah. >> you've been on the series since this began in 2012. now, you have a scandal you're dealing with currently. let's take a look. >> i have a problem. >> what do they have?
>> the biuy project. >> the "post" could run with it. united states will be alone in the world. that is a very dark street to walk every night. >> you've had to deal with so much in your presidency. >> that's right. this is minor. nsa leak, a hack. >> affairs and everything else, your wife leaving you. >> exactly. >> shonda rhimes created these worlds, and the people are immersed in them. really take ownership. i mean, they love this show. >> our fans are incredible. they're really, really passionate. because of social media, they engage with us, from the beginning. we have a lot of loyal fans. we still live tweet with them every single broadcast. the whole cast gets on twitter and we talk to them every week. it's great, yeah. >> is it true, because we've been digging up all kinds of
know, scandal, is it true you fall asleep at the drop of a dime? what's the cliche? >> drop of the hat. >> drop of the dime, too. it's true. it's the way i kind of -- with all the crazeyiness that goes on on a set, i stay in the zone when i have to work. i find a chair, couch, just sitting there, take a power nap. >> you're resting -- done. i do it when i work in the theater backstage. i'll drop off for five minutes. >> al does that all the time. >> i do that. >> on camera, right? >> i just kind of am out. >> you have to get up early in the morning. >> that's right. by the way, i hope you can help us with something, mr. president. we're trying to get to a million likes on our facebook page. >> i'm in. >> we need help. make people like us. >> this is day 14 of our 15 days
have you ever had the pleasure of trying garrett's popcorn? >> i have not. >> oh, my gosh. this is a chicago tradition. >> really? >> the cheese corn, the caramel corn and then there's the chicago mix. >> chicago mix. >> we want people to go to our facebook.com/today's take page. the winner gets a big prize package of garrett's pop corn. would you like to try it? >> i would. i'll take a nibble and tell you what i think. wow. that is really good. >> isn't that great? >> a lot of cheese. >> let's take this with us. >> the caramel is really good, too. >> you hit the button. we'll see how many people we have. >> okay. >> 240,000 likes. we want you to go to facebook.com/today's take. mr. president, help me do the weather? >> i'd be honored. >> as you notice outside, we have a little snow coming. >> we do. where do you want me?
right now, we have 19 degrees, 9 in boston, 2 in concord. d.c. it shuts down. >> that's right. >> as soon as there is snow. >> hard for me to get to work. >> even with the motorcade. >> that's right. >> more wet weather is comeing. atlanta is in 35. washington, 23. big, big stuff coming. do you guys ever shoot in washington? >> we don't, actually. >> you don't? >> it's all computer magic. >> well, this is all coming into the northeast. we have freezing rain after this changes over to snow in the northeast. heavy rain tomorrow, if you are flying back to washington. you'd be delayed. >> good thing i'm going to l.a. >> little more garrett's? thanks. >> of course, snow amounts, light, inch in new york city. philly, 1 to 3. buffalo, 6 to 12. we're worried about icing,
it could shut the city down, but who would know? back to the west, heavier, about 1/4 inch of ice. that's what's going on around the country. >> that's your latest weather. i misspoke. actually, it's not the chicago mix. somebody else had that copyright. it's the garrett's mix now. >> whatever it is, it's delicious. >> garrett's people know what you were talking about. isn't it addictive? >> it's the best thing ever. >> can't stop.
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this is different. this is caring. this is dove. back on this presidents' day with a presidential pop quiz. al, tamron and i are about to be put to the test. >> our host is tony goldwyn, who plays the president on "scandal." >> the oldest after-school program in the united states that was started in 1881. >> bravo, guys. >> get us started. >> let's welcome our first nickernick, william. >> four scores and seven year ago. how much time does that amount to? >> 87. >> very good.
>> the score is 20 years. it comes from old english and used to count large numbers of things like sheep. >> nice. >> next cadet, abbie. what's your question? >> who was the first president to appear on television? >> gerald ford. >> nope. fdr. >> very good, al. >> i was thinking "snl." >> 1939. >> world's fair. >> cadet alexander. >> hey. >> what question do you have? >> what were george washington's false teeth made of? >> wood. >> no. >> that was my guess. >> it was ivory, fabric, some other stuff, but a bunch of things. >> al is right. ivory ivory and wood.
it's what al said. >> what's your question? >> which former president was a model for the cover of "cosmopolitan" magazine? >> gerald ford. >> yes. >> very good. >> contemporary history. >> keep answering ford. fdr would be my answer for everything. >> cadet aiden. >> what is the name of the president on the tv show "scandal"? >> president fitzgerald. >> yes. >> correct. >> good morning, cadet. >> who was the -- >> grant.
>> ate a lot of garrett's popcorn. >> this is cadet colonel. what is your question? >> question seven, which early 19th century president had two pet bears? >> dfrfdr. >> jefferson. >> bears roamed around the white house lawn. jefferson. >> i read a biography. >> cadet james is back with another question. >> which president studied nuclear physics? >> jimmy carter. >> wow! >> engineering student. >> al knew the questions before. >> i don't think he did. >> oh, my gosh! [ applause ] >> nice scarf on top. >> i want you to eat more garrett's popcorn and go to today's take -- facebook.com/today's take and like us. >> excellent. >> come on out, everybody.
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who'll step up when things get tough? don't you want that kind of brain? a degree is a degree. you're gonna want someone like me. but only if you have a brain. we're about to make your life a lot easier. we have the host of food and wine's mad genius tips and has kitchen tips that'll blow your mind. how are you? >> great. nice to see you. >> let's launch into this. i have a cold. what's the trick? >> you make a pot of soup and want to get rid of the excess oil on top. take some ice and a paper towel. >> this could be a nightmare, skimming off the top. >> it's a hastsle. there's a few trips. i like this one. put ice in a paper towel and gets it cold. what you do is put that on top. >> wow.
it chills the fat. it solidifies it and sticks to here. >> great idea. >> also gives you the opportunity to scoop off the excess. >> love that. what is this, yogurt? >> yogurt with granola. we'll teach you how to keep the honey from sticking to your measuring cup or spoon. i'll give this to you. you'll do the hot water test. dip it in and get it hot. i'll use this non-stick spray. then you're going to scoop your honey. the idea is, watch this, look at that. >> it falls right off. >> right off the spoon. >> doesn't affect the taste or anything? >> no. >> why am i holding a spoon? >> you'll try it with this. we'll see which works better. see that? >> yours is much better.
non-stick spray. we have pasta. about to boil over. what are you going to do? take a wooden spoon and put it on top. what that does is as the air bubbles hit the spoon, they'll break up. it's not the water boiling over, it's the steam. it's the foam. >> this is life changing. >> do you know how many times i fled my kitchen because the water is spilling into the burner? >> there you go. next thing, wooden spoon to the rescue, right? >> i'm blown away. >> i love this tip. the reason i love it is because i have one coffee grinder that i use for two things. grinding coffee and grinding spices. if you want to clean it out, take day old bread, like this, throw it in and zip it up. >> what does the bread do? >> it absorbs all the flavor, all the smell. >> great tip. >> cleans it out. >> quickly, we have seconds. >> what you do is take this -- >> well, out of time. we'll put it online.
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transitions to plain rain after 2-3am. rain could become heavy at times. tuesday. rain and mix push out by late morning. highs return to the mid to upper 40s. wednesday: chance for a wintry mix with highs in the mid to upper 40s. thursday: sun and clouds with highs in the upper 40s. friday: warmer under partly cloudy skies. highs in the mid
saturday: taking a look at the headlines. flags at federal buildings are flying at half-staff two days after the death of justice antonin scalia. late sunday, his body was flown from texas to the international airport outside of the capital. he leaves a vacancy on the supreme court and a battle over filling it. president obama will nominate a successor once the senate returns from a week-long recess. however, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next president should nominate someone and not president obama. a new study suggesting that teenage boys who don't get enough sleep may be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. researchers at penn state looked at the sleep patterns of 700 people. following them from childhood to adolescence. they found boys who got less slow wave or deep sleep are more likely to develop insulin
risk of type 2 diabetes. there was no similar finding in girls. a start-up company is offering couples extra money for their wedding. with a catch. swan love will pay up to $10,000 toward a wedding, but if the couple later gets divorced, they'll have to pay the money back with interest. apparently, lots of people are interested. demand has been so high, the company's server overloaded. swan love is trying to get its site back up. as we told you at the top of the show, "deadpool" took over the top spot at the box office over the weekend. the ryan reynolds's film taking in more than $135 million according to early estimates. a record opening for a rated r movie in the u.s. "kung fu panda 3" was second and "how to be single" was third. in new zealand, a photographer used a drone to capture these hundreds of sheep being herded. they make their way from one
the video has gone viral. in two days, it had over 2 million views and 26,000 shares. incredible to watch. let's get a check of the weather from al. nothing like counting sheep, al. >> i got tired while i was watching this. >> i was yawning. >> let's she you what's happening as far as your week's precipitation. early part of the week, icy, snowy mess in the east. thunderstorms through the gulf and wet and snowy in the plains. midweek, sunshine is supreme between coasts. we have light snow around the appalachians and great lakes. the latter part of the week, looking at a rain and snow event for northern california and the pacific northwest. windy, snowy and wet throughout the plains. warmer weather rules from the midsection of the country. as we get to the midweek, we're looking at much above normal temperatures in the plains and central plains.
the >> that's your latest weather. a lot of us probably started doing our taxes already. every year, thousands of folks targeted by criminals posing as the irs trying to steal our money and more. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with a warning of two of the biggest scams and what we need to know to protect yourselves. good morning. >> how are you? >> two key areas, what are they? >> e-mail. a lot of people, including people on our staff here, so
people and i'm getting e-mails on facebook, as well, that people are getting these e-mails, supposedly from the irs, saying they owe money and the police could come after them. that's one of them. here's another e-mail going around. this one promises a tax refund. you'll get an official looking e-mail like this. look at the bolded section. you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80 to access the form, click here. you click on that e-mail and, again, $63.80, seems possibly legitimate. not like we owe you $10,000. it's enough where a lot of americans will fill it out and try to get the $63. you click on it and put in your bank information so they can wire you can money. the scammers join your account. >> what's your red flag? >> the irs will never, ever ask you for personal information or financial information over an e-mail. the only time they're ever going to e-mail you is if you already
the irs will always contact you the first time through regular mail. you'll only get e-mails if you're already involved with them. >> they will not initiate via e-mail. >> no. >> via text or anything else? >> if you hear from the irs over social media, it is a scam. they'll never contact you over social media or text. >> what about phones? we understand that is a phone call scam going on. >> this one is even more aggressive. this is where they really pound you on the fact that you owe money. they're going to stick the police after you. actually, one of our senior producers at the "today" show, her daughter got a call. take a listen. >> this is officer from internal refvenue services. we have been trying to reach you. this call is an official final notice call from internal revenue services. the reason that the call has come in for you that we have filed a lawsuit against you. for more information, call immediately our department.
what is that, yoda? oh, money, you do. >> you probably panic when you hear lawsuits. you don't hear what's after that. >> people say, i'd never fall for it, but thousands of victims every year. $26.5 million a year scammed from people that way. >> does the irs initiate calls like that? >> the irs will call you, again, if you're already involved with ongoing case. you'd know you're dealing with the irs and they ever never ask for personal information. if you get a call, go on our website on today.com. we have all the phone numbers to report this back to the irs or the federal trade commission. >> you should report it if you get one of these? don't delete it or anything. >> hang up immediately and never give information, but report it so they can go after the people. >> you also say we should note the irs is in the process of
will allow federal officials to make calls for back taxes. >> maybe in the future, they may be able to send the robocalls out. they're not sure they want to do it. this season, if you get a call, it's fake and a scam. >> great information. >> this is not the irs agent you're looking for. >> you owe me $63. up next, the toy fair is in town and we have our hands on this year's hottest products. grab the kids. they should be off school today, right? >> right. >> put them in front of the tv. we want them to see the fun and
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it's like christmas in new york city. the annual toy fair is underway. >> hundreds of thousands of toys and games are on display. toy insider mom lori is here with a sneak peek at the ones your kids will be begging for this year. good morning. >> good morning. this is a sneak peek. none of the toys are out.
and most will be out for christmas. >> perfect. >> we'll start with selfie stick means karaoke. >> love it. >> this is our selfie mic. we put a phone in. any one will do because this will expand. we download our star maker app. now, we can pick filters and all kinds of things. >> we're going to record a video at the same time? >> a video. >> ready? >> if you want to feel -- >> we need the music. because we're happy >> you can do the singing. >> that's spectacular. >> really good singers in the family, it's great. >> we're making the videos and sharing it with all our friends on social media. >> it'll be a huge hit. >> huge. >> price point at $24. >> for the kids who like to cook? >> you don't wait for the campfire. this is our s'mores maker. kids make the graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow.
microwave, no heat, we can pretend to be cooking in the oven, very cute. >> pop it out. >> the treats are delicious. >> cool. >> what does this do? >> what kid doesn't want to take home a pet dragon? >> of course. >> this is torch my blazin dragon. he can toast his marshmallow. >> so cute. >> s'mores for him. >> he has 50 different sounds and movements. he's going to keep the kids happy. >> cute. >> the fun doesn't end with the dragon. this is zoomer chimp. he's an interactive chimp. watch him. watch his face. he's going to pay attention to commands i give him. he'll know gestures from my voice. zoomer, dance.
he's going to do a little dance. he's got lots of monkey tricks. >> so cute. >> amazing. >> everyone is going to love this guy. >> let's move over here. creative toys for kids. >> this is a pet you can actually build. this is our -- >> oh, my gosh. >> -- robot. kids actually build this. there's a section in here that allows him to walk two legs at a time up the wall. kids learn about physics. sensors around the front. when he gets to the top and feels the feeling, he'll come right back down. >> i love that kids build that, too. >> 3d maker stuff is hot. >> this is our 3d magic imagipen. there's no heat. i can build up and out. everything you see here has been
>> really cool. >> it's so creative. look at that. >> pretty cool. >> it's just using this. >> big bubbles. >> this is lots of different bubbles. how about this? how about a nice big bubble around isaac here. >> kids will have a lot of fun. >> one more time, isaac. while ago. >> very close. >> now the dirt comes home. this is from play vision and it's dirt. it comes in a 2 pound bag and is antibacterial. it won't ever dry out and comes with toys. we bring the dirt in the house. >> i love that. like the magic sand stuff. >> ready for the royal tea party? >> how cute. >> adorable. show us how to play. >> this is the belle tea party musical cart.
usually -- this is prototype. >> mrs. potts. >> listen to the music. she turns. as the kids are playing, we have our favorite song and mrs. potts and chip. >> excellent. >> finally, don't think that classic play has gone out of style. this is you are city scape set. we have new york, hollywood. these are wooden boxes that are eco-friendly. it keeps kids busy for hours. >> great. i have to go to the toy fair. i'll spend hours there. thank you. coming up next, put away the valentine's kok latchocolates and get back on track. a delicious meal that could help you live longer. right life as spokesbox is great. people love me for saving them over half a grand when they switch to progressive. so i'm dabbling in new ventures. it was board-game night with the dalai lama. great guy. terrible player. go paperless don't stress, girl i got the discounts that you need it's a balancing act,
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>> right. >> some salt. >> how long do you cook it? >> two hours, until it's chewy. then we have some that's already cooked. up. vinegar, like so. >> any kind? >> red wine vinegar. then we have pickles, cucumbers here, red onions. >> nice. >> raw red onions and avocado. it's all about healthiness here. >> very good. >> then we have freshly chopped cilantro. and parsley. >> little lemon zest? >> lime zest. great technique, al, like you've done this before. >> once or twice. mix this up a little bit? >> fresh pepper here. >> what's -- >> then we have the salmon here. >> which will cook quickly.
cook salmon medium rare. nice and meltingly tender in the center. nice, hot pan is very, very important so your fish doesn't stick. again, fresh pepper on both sides. our pan is smoking, like so. >> any salt? >> yeah, go ahead. you missed that one, al. come on, man. >> still missed it. >> bam. >> there you go. >> skin side down. you see the pan is nice and hot. the salmon won't stick. little more olive oil. >> yummy. >> you want the sizzle right away. there you go. >> you're going to do this how long on each side? >> about two minutes on each side for this thickness. golden brown. and you have the finished product. that was easy, huh? >> tasty and healthy. really good. >> thank you, george. >> thank you. for this recipe and more, go to today.com/food and click on the
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garrett's good morning... the time is... you're looking live at roanoke from our skycam. roads are snow covered this morning, so only go out if you have to, otherwise stay inside today: snow in the morning will taper off by the early afternoon. an additional 2-4" of snow is expected from monday we are seeing ice in the south side and nrv, the wenter storm warning is infect until noon tomorrow for the region. the snow is tapering off but we have steady snowfall across most of the region. the ice starting to really mix into south side, especially
after midnight w from nbc news, this is "today" withand i'm patrick mckee. a winter storm warning is in effect as people across good morning, i am jenna zibton. >> i am patrick mckey, snow, bitter cold, what we are all seeing outside today. a live look, star city downtown roanoke sky cam. this is the story, not seeing a lot of cars which is good. the roadways are snow covered and you can see where the plows have gone through to try to clear it. as quickly as they clear, more falls. >> heavy snow currently falling, many accidents reported since midnight.
virginia state police responding to 163 traffic crashs and 101 disabled vehicles. one person died in a crash this morning, in our area, salem has seen 17 crashs. people in the river valley could see significant snowfall. >> the virginia tech campus, snow is definitely covering things and we find bethany-- the stadium with that much snow. bethany live with the latest in the new river valley. hey. >> reporter: snow is still coming down for us in the new rivery valley, it has since 4:00 yesterday afternoon. it feels like it is coming just as hard as earlier this morning. road conditions are treacherous but a lot of people having to overcome that to get to work. we spoke with one auto body