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>> go, go, go, go, go! >> tornadoes tear across the south, destroying homes and damaging schools. while in the midwest, a massive blizzard creates whiteout conditions and shuts down major highways. al says the system is moving east today. second thoughts? donald trump speaks out on why he may have lost the race in iowa. >> i think it could have been the debate. i think some people were disappointed i didn't go in the debate. >> we'll talk to trump this morning. and have a live interview with senator bernie sanders. will he contest his narrow loss to hillary clinton? person to person. a new concern over zika as a patient in texas gets the virus from having sex with a partner who contracted it overseas. is the disease even more dangerous than health officials feared? and real-life drama. >> i didn't kill her. >> the highly anticipated series "the people versus o.j. simpson" premieres to rave reviews, but not from the family of ron
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>> i'm forced now to have to endure this week after week. >> what kim goldman says the first episode is missing. day, wednesday, february 3rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. let's put the satellite image back up. you can think, there is nothing good about that system moving across. >> a lot of the country has been dealing with it, and i think they'll see it on the east coast today, too. grab your umbrella. the weather is our top story. impacting tens of millions. blinding snow and winds across the midwest to damaging tornadoes.
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mississippi. >> this was the first baptist church in collinsville, mississippi. the roof was torn off. the pastor and his family were still inside. >> reporter: face-to-face with a monster tornado. storm chasers running for their lives. >> this is going to be crazy. go, go, go! >> reporter: the twister hopscotching through a neighborhood and college campus in rural alabama. while in collinsville, mississippi, a direct hit. two dozen homes damaged or destroyed. the first baptist church next door ripped in half. >> you can see the complete devastation of our church. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: while pastor ricks and his family were still inside. >> my wife and i, my son came over to the church because we have cinder block walls, and found a room and got under the desk. within seconds, stuff started
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>> reporter: more than a dozen tornadoes reported in the south. part of a massive winter storm that pummelled the midwest and plains with heavy snow and high winds. millions of americans in the storm's path. some losing everything but the clothes on their backs. others nearly losing it all. >> national weather service forecasters will be out later today to survey the damage and determine just how difficult, just how bad this tornado was. the pastor will also be back out here, and i took a tour of the damage in the neighborhood behind the church. some of the homes, there is nothing left. people will be back out later this morning to pick up the pieces where there are any left. matt and savannah? >> jacob rascon, thank you very much. >> we'll talk to al about the storms in a couple minutes. let's turn to the presidential race. the candidates are setting their sights on the next prize in the campaign, new hampshire. in a moment, we'll talk to
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the front runners in the granite state. let's get the latest on both races. first, kristen welker, covering the race between sanders and clinton. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. bernie sanders has a double digit lead over hillary clinton in new hampshire, but she won this state in 2008. she's trying to convince voters, including at this campaign event here in deary later today, not to count her out. >> reporter: the fight for new hampshire now in high gear. both democratic candidates campaigning late into the night. >> in iowa, we took on the most powerful political organization in the country. >> i hope you will choose with both your heart and your mind. >> reporter: it comes on the heels of a hard-fought battle in iowa. clinton edging sanders by a hair. on tuesday, she claimed victory. >> and i am so thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after
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>> reporter: clinton increasingly trying to tap into the ideals propelling sanders' surge. >> i am a progressive who likes to get things done. i'm actually a progressive who likes to make progress. funny thing. >> reporter: but sanders is resonating with young voters in a way clinton isn't. he beat her 84% to 14% with that group in iowa. >> does it concern you when you realize she's not connecting with younger voters? >> i think it'll come around. the more that the younger vote listens to hillary clinton, i think they'll start to realize that she is going to be the candidate to get things done for them. >> reporter: in sanders, some democrats are seeing flashbacks of barack obama's appeal in 2008. former president bill clinton dismissed the idea in an interview with andrea mitchell. >> barack obama is not bernie sanders. >> reporter: sanders' strong showing in iowa has energized supporters. here in new hampshire, his backyard, he's up by double digits. his promise of taking on the
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with independents. arguing he's the only progressive in the race. >> we began the political revolution, not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire, but all over this country. >> sanders campaign officials tell me this morning they raised $3 million in the 24 hours after iowa. the most single haul in one day for that campaign. secretary clinton campaigns here in new hampshire today, but her husband, former president bill clinton, will be campaigning in south carolina, the state that votes after new hampshire. that's where she has a sizable lead. matt and savannah? >> kristen welker, thank you very much. >> senator bernie sanders is with us now from his home state of vermont. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> the results in iowa were as close as they could, but iowa officials say hillary clinton is the winner. do you accept that? >> well, sure. she ends up getting about 22
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we got about 20 delegates. we started that campaign 40 or 50 points down. we ended up losing it by 0.2. the iowa caucus is complyicated and it's not 100% sure we didn't win it. we feel fantastic. we came a long way in iowa and now we're in new hampshire. we have a lot going on. >> would you contest the results? >> we're looking at it right now. but the important point is, at the end of the day, we came from nowhere to really startle the entire world. we took on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america and, you know, nearly won that race. >> let's pick up on that, senator sanders. you raised $20 million in january. your campaign says you raised $3 million in the last 36 hours.
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with a big lead in the polls, as the candidate from the neighboring state, and with more money in the bank than the head of what you call the biggest political organization in this country. >> no, no, no, matt. that's not accurate. hillary clinton has a super pac. i don't have a super pac. >> i understand that. in terms of the campaign's direct financing. >> well, that doesn't matter. you have a super pac, which has $25 million from secretary clinton. $15 million coming from wall street. our campaign contribution are $27 a piece coming from 3.5 million individual contributions. also, when we go into new hampshire, let's not forget, hillary clinton won new hampshire in 2008. she has a strong organization. her husband ran two campaigns. >> i understand that, senator. given what the circumstances are right now, would anything less than a resounding victory in new hampshire be disappointing for you? >> matt, that's media talk, you know.
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what the media says. what's in iowa? what's in new hampshire. it's important to us. we want to win it. then we're going to nevada and we have a shot to go there. then we're going to south carolina and wisconsin. every state is important. we're in this race to represent working people whose standard of living has gone down, in a nation which has massive income and wealth inequality and a corrupt campaign finance system. we're going all the way to the convention. we have the momentum. i think people are tired of establishment politics and establishment economics. >> senator, let's talk about the issue of electability. it's something hillary clinton raises a lot on the trail. i'll put it to you a different way, in terms of per electability. on the issue of her e-mails, you said you're sick of hearing about them. you said it's a serious issue but you've set it aside. should voters factor that in? should they consider the fact
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clinton faces, for better or worse, over which she has no control? does it affect her electability? >> savannah, i think all issues affect electability. what i will tell you is two things. number one, if you look at the match up polls recently, bernie sanders against republican candidates, we are doing very, very well. we beat mr. trump by a whole lot, more than hillary clinton. second of all, democrats win when voter turnout is high. republicans win when voter turn outis low is low. i think our campaign has the ability to rally middle class people, lower income people, all voters to come out. >> we appreciate your time, senator sanders. thank you very much. >> thank you. we move to the republicans. donald trump looking to rebound in new hampshire after its
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laying some of the blame on his decision to skip last week's debate. we'll talk to mr. trump live, straight ahead. first, let's go to peter alexander for more on the republican race. peter, good morning. you. the man who is all about winning, donald trump, is now trying to get back to it here this morning. here in new hampshire, he's going to rely on a much more heavily libertarian minded, less evangelical group of voters, to reset the race. as one trump supporter told him, we will fix iowa's mistake. >> reporter: here in the live free or die state, a huge crowd reaffirming donald trump's campaign is very much still alive. >> there were 17 people when we started. now you have 11. i come in second. i'm not humiliated. >> reporter: trump mocking reports that iowa made him a loser and marco rubio, who finished third, a winner. >> winner of the night, marco rubio.
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>> reporter: also acknowledging his absence at the fox news debate last week may have affected the outcome. >> i think it could have been the debate. i think people were disappointed i didn't go in the debate. >> reporter: trump returned to his familiar form and a familiar target, ted cruz. >> what kind of people do we have running for office? no, honestly, really, really dishonest, and i think i know why. you know why? because he was born in canada. he gets the nomination, they're going to sue his [ bleep ]. >> reporter: fresh off his win, cruz is eyeing both new hampshire and more conservative south carolina. its primary is two weeks away. >> last night, we heard a howl coming from the potomac. >> reporter: a trio of governors staking their claims here, setting their sights on each other and marco rubio. chris christie with kelly o'donnell. >> he's the boy in the bubble.
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the boy in the bubble has to get out of the bubble if he wants to be president of the united states. >> reporter: rubio's rebuttal with gabe gutierrez. >> it's been a tough couple of days. some people react badly to adversity. >> reporter: the state's wild card, john say kich, risekasich, rising to second in many polls, vying for a breakout moment. >> my tone is different. it's a tone of inclusiveness, helping people to get up. >> you're not going negative against your opponents now because you think it's not the right tone for the party? >> well, it's not just not the right tone for the party, it's not the tone for me. >> this morning, donald trump is boasting the endorsement of a former massachusetts senator, scott brown. jeb bush is going to be bringing out one of his top surrogates. former first lady, barbara bush, 90 years old, will join him on the trail tomorrow. >> peter, thank you so much. donald trump is on the phone with us. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> i have to say, savannah and i were talking, we had the chance
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iowa on monday morning. we were both a little surprised at how understated and subdued you sounded on the air that morning. had members of your team given you a hint of what might be to come that evening at that point? >> no. i'm just trying to be a little bit more understated and statesmanlike. some people like that and some people don't, actually. no, i don't think so. not at all. i mean, i think, you know, when it comes to iowa, i was not supposed to even go there. a lot of people thought i wouldn't do well in iowa. i made a decision to go because i know some of the people and they're great people. i came in second. you know, which is a good finish. you have 11 people, and you started off with 17. i came in second. >> what do you think happened? >> well, i don't know. i mean, i didn't lose by much, and i got more votes -- other than ted, i got more votes than anyone in the history of the republican caucus. i got a lot of votes and came in a solid second.
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marco, a good guy, but he came in third and they made it sound like he had one of the best victories of all time. i came in second and nobody said it was a victory. it was sort of strange. >> and you do bristle at the fact that people are saying this was devastating for you. i would agree. i was reading online, mr. trump, yesterday, and the gist seemed to be, now we're going to find out what donald trump is made of. does he have the gut? does he have the heart to fight this long fight? how would you answer that question? >> well, i've been winning all my life, matt, and it's what we'll see what happens. i'm doing very well in new hampshire. it was supposed to be my first stop, really. i think i'm very happy i did the whole thing in iowa because i came in second. i beat a lot of senators and governors. they do it professionally. i've never done this before. i'm not a professional politician. i come in second and they don't. it was a big story, that i came in second. i don't know why. but i was actually
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i guess one poll came out, or a poll came out saying i might win it by four or five points. you know, that didn't happen. i think caucuses are hard to poll, by the way. >> i was going to bring that up. you love the polls. it's a big feature of your speech. a lot of the polls, not just the "des moines register," had you winning. did you lose faith in the polls? >> when you poll a caucus, it's tough. it's a much more complex process. it's probably harder to poll a caucus. no, i'm a believer in polls, but i think when it comes to a complex caucus like that, i think it's probably hard to poll. >> donald trump, we'll be speaking to you again. thank you. >> the more understated, subdued mr. trump. thank you for your time. >> thank you, matt. there are new fears over zika this morning. health officials in dallas reporting a person there has become infected with the virus through sexual contact. >> this is a first here in the u.s. amid the outbreak that is being called a global health
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dr. natalie azar is an nbc news medical contributor. good morning. when i read this headline, it jumped off the page. the notion that it could be sexually transmitted. first of all, is that certain or is it a suspicion that it might be? what does it mean for the spread of the virus? >> they are fairly certain that that's the case. they haven't told us the facts yet. they haven't fully confirmed that there wasn't another mosquito. listen, the contact of a person who had traveled from venezuela who contracted the zika virus. without any evidence of a mosquito bite. >> what worries me about that is you've told us in the past that many of the people who have the virus are asymptomatic. >> yeah. >> how do you protect yourself during sexual contact -- obviously, condoms are one idea -- but if you don't know the person has the virus. >> that's where we are now. the cdc made it very, very clear that their charge in the
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guidance now to the american doing. in particular, sexually active partners of women who may be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. it's important to note this is not surprising. it's certainly unwelcomed news, but this is not the first documented case of sexual transmission. we had a case in 2008. we also have evidence virus can be in semen and urine. importantly, to reiterate, the main mode of transmission is still thought to be mosquito bites. but this does raise a new concern for people. i will also point out that in england, they have a protocol in place. if you have a documented infection, the man is to wear a condom six months. if there is exposure without documented infection, it's a different timeline. the cdc wants to get information
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seen in sexual secretions and inform their guidance based on that knowledge. >> dr. azar, thank you. swinging this direction now. the storms. >> we saw what the southern part did with the tornadoes. northern part, a lot of snow from minnesota to michigan. we had anywhere from 4 to 8 unchs ofun inches of snow. there's some left over as the system pulls up to canada. we're watching this now. thunderstorms. heavier thunderstorms down to the south. it's already going to be making its way to the new york city area in the next several hours. look for major flight delays because of the rain and the wind. mid-morning in d.c., boston, mid afternoon. as we move to the south, you'll look at the strong storms from atlanta making their way to jacksonville, charleston. the heavy rain and storms will remain for florida and the coast. we'll see clearing later tomorrow. flood watches extending from new jersey all the way to florida. look at florida and into
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about anywhere from 5 to 6 inches of rain before this is all over in the next 48 hours. we're going to get to your local fo (vo) making the most out of every mile. that's why i got a subaru impreza. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be cloudy and foggy until 3 pm with showers likely and thunderstorms from late morning on. 100% chance of rain today. high of 67. southeast winds 10-20+ becoming southwesterly this afternoon. the asheville, hendersonville area will see rain and fog today with
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afternoon. high of 62. chance of rain 100%. high winds possible in higher elevations until late morning. a few showers in the region this evening then mostly cloudy overnight and becoming that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up, an explosion ripped a hole in the side of a plane mid flight. wait until you see the video from on board, showing how calm passengers remained during an emergency landing. reaction to the premiere of the controversial new series "the people versus o.j. simpson." what ron goldman's sister says hollywood is getting wrong.
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morning, the 3rd of february, 2016. there is a happy crowd on our plaza. we think the rain is headed our way. >> absolutely. >> he doesn't think. he knows it's heading our way. looking at the headlines today. >> go, go, go, go, go! >> saevere storms brought damaging tornadoes to parts of the south, including this one in alabama. several buildings were damaged. luckily, no injuries reported. that same system blanketed the midwest in snow. whiteout conditions in minnesota, leading to hundreds of accidents. presidential candidates are across new hampshire today. the primary there is six days away now. ahead of a rally in milford, donald trump said his decision to skip last week's debate may have contributed to his second place finish there. on the other side, bernie
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contesting the iowa election results. we talked to him earlier. >> at the end of the day, we came from nowhere to really startle the entire world. >> sanders and clinton will face off in a debate on msnbc tomorrow night. health officials in dallas are reporting an alarming new case of zika. here's what they're saying. a patient tested positive after having sex with someone who contracted the virus in venezuela. it is the first u.s. case of zika in someone who has not traveled outside this country. also this morning, a frightening scene on a flight overseas. an explosion blasted a hole in the side of a plane. incredibly, some passengers who were on board at the time pulled out their cell phones and recorded the emergency landing. nbc's keir simmons has more on this story. good morning. >> good morning. you're five minutes into a flight when an explosion rips a hole in the cabin of the craft
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you'll see how passengers reacted when that happened on a commercial flight on tuesday. >> reporter: ery calm. visible from inside the cabin, a hole in the inside of the cabin. passengers are lucky to be alive, while witnesses say a man on fire was sucked out. there was a terrible explosion, newspaper. i think it was a bomb. the air bus 321 is operated by daallo airlines. it hasn't reported what the cause of the explosion was. you can see a hole ripped open. it had taken from somalia, where militants are waging war. last year, a suspected isis bomb blew apart another jet in egypt. the explosives hidden in a soda
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this time, officials say one passenger was killed and two injured. the body of a 55-year-old man discovered on the ground, thought to have fallen from the air. while most of the relieved passengers walked off the plane after a terrifying ordeal. one saying, i think we were all in shock. >> this morning, officials in somalia say there is no evidence of a criminal act here. but, guys, this happened before. united airlines jet back in 1999 over hawaii, part of the fuselage was ripped out. a passenger was pulled out. there's a picture there of the incredible scene when that happened. this time, what's stunning is the way the passengers reacted. they were so calm, guys. >> we've been kind of debating what we would have done in a similar situation. i think nobody knows until it actually happens. >> i can't imagine. >> to record the moment on the cell phone. >> i'd be saying my prayers. >> keir, thank you very much.
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on a plane, as long as they are certified as an emotional support animal. must be hard to get one of those official letters, right? buckle up. you won't believe what we got on board. >> reporter: pets on planes. from dogs to really big dogs. even turkeys, sitting in coach. this recent photo going viral. they don't need a ticket. they have something better. an emotional support vest and official letter from a mental health professional. >> snakes, birds, pigs. >> reporter: some flight atten attendants are mortified. >> you get on the aircraft these days and the cabin looks like a barnyard. >> reporter: there are legitimate cases of people who need an emotional support pet, but too often, passengers are abusing the system. it's out of control. >> often, it's about the money. one way to travel with a pet on some airlines can be up to $600. if that animal is designated as an emotional support animal, it gets to come with you for free.
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there are plenty of websites offering esa certifications. all you have to do is fill out a questionnaire. >> what type of animal do you have? dog. >> reporter: i go online and do it. >> how often have you been sleeping less than usual? often. i work on a morning show. >> a few clicks later. >> book. jeffrey, you are a good candidate for an emotional support animal. great. >> reporter: for $150, i get it. then they e-mail me this official letter from a real >> reporter: before you know it, i'm flying with rory. >> i'm boarding the flight and they didn't ask to see the letter. no problems. no questions asked. >> reporter: and because rory is an emotional support animal, she can ride in my lap. no crate required. >> stay on my seat, rory. >> reporter: in fact, we take two flights. >> we're going up. >> reporter: the airline never
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>> so i just flew with a dog. we're going to ramp this up. this is my producer lindsey. you are certifying a different animal. what kind? >> i certified an emotional support pig. >> emotional support pig. >> did you have to meet anybody? >> no. >> same with a dog? >> exactly. >> you're going to fly with a pig. >> sure thing. >> reporter: that's spencer, a 3 month old potbelly pig. we borrowed him from a pig farm. remember, he's now an emotional support animal. at security, the agent asks for proof. >> thank you. >> reporter: no problem. remember, we have that secret weapon, the letter. >> we're boarding. >> reporter: on board, spencer gets to sit on her lap, too. >> pig on a plane. >> reporter: this pig flies round trip. on the second leg, agents ask lindsey for the letter at the gate. spencer gets right on again.
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the system. we see it every day. >> reporter: disability experts say our experiments showing how out of control it's become. >> there are people watching this right now who do this. saying, who am i hurting? >> you're passing yourself off as a person with disability, and it can be consequences for those who need the animals. >> reporter: until there's a crackdown, this could be sitting next to you on your next flight. >> the pig is cute though. by the way, delta told us its policies are aligned with federal regulations and often review them. reserving the right to evaluate each case. experts say the best way to get this under control is develop a standardized certification system where owners have to meet with the doctors to prove they need it. there's also the issue of safety here. emotional support animals are not required to have any formal training, like wrangler, for example. that's why i'm in the orange room. wrangler is being trained as a service animal. there is a difference between service animals and emotional support animals.
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the emotional support animals, because they aren't trained, can be disruptive in flights. there was a case of a dog that went to the bathroom in the aisle. had to make an emergency landing. >> really? >> wow. >> thankwhat about people with allergies? >> that's the other thing. they won't serve you peanuts on a plane if somebody has an allergy. if you have an allergy to the dog, you can't do anything about it because it's considered you have a disability when you get the letter. >> seems way out of hand. >> yeah. >> jeff, thank you very much. coming up on pop start, why you're about to see a whole lot of lady gaga. plus, carson is back. yay! >> hi, how are you? >> he has a behind the scenes look at what will have you talking. hello, carson.
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>> it is i. thank you. >> were you under the weather? >> i was. feeling better. >> good to have you back. >> appreciate it. people online talking about fox's production of "grease." did you see it? it was unbelievable, what they were able to do. >> the finale. >> new video has social media in awe. the associate director of the show is responsible for coordinating the camera moves to the beats. she shared this behind the scenes video. this is what it looked like in the control room during "grease live." >> two, two, three, four. one, two, twelve, thirteen. two bars, three beats. two, two, three, four. one, two, three, a. five bars. three, four, five, two, three, four. >> how cool is that? having the timing down with all the music.
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o.j. simpson." >> nothing to hide. >> 20 years after the o.j. simpson trial unfolded on live tv, the drama is back on the small screen. and stirring up a new controversy. >> my brother was doing a good deed. walked in on what we believe was a horrific crime. he didn't run. putting marriage to the test. >> for one month, we are spending half of what we normally do. >> our friends gave us their baby for 24 hours. >> a couple who decided to put themselves through the relationship ringer before walking down the aisle. for you i bleed myself dry adventure of a lifetime. ahead of coldplay's super bowl performance, james corden gives chris martin a ride to remember. the bells are ringing roman calvary >> the results, car pool karaoke
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today, wednesday, february 3rd, 2016. >> on the "today" show. >> holy cow, it's my 60th birthday. >> celebrating my birthday with matt lauer. >> shout out to my beautiful wife in california! >> love to everybody back home in dallas. >> good morning! we're back now. 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it's the 3rd day of february, 2016. as predicted by our own mr. roker, the rain has arrived in the northeast, in new york city. >> heavier, windier and south it gets worse. >> we'll get more of your forecast in a bit.
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steals and deals surprise. the bargains that are so big, she's breaking out the blindfolds. we don't know what's coming so we don't spill the beans. >> don't back up into the fire, jill, with the blindfold. she acts and cooks. tiffani thiessen is up in our kitchen with the ultimate sliders for your super bowl. smells great up there. >> these are pulled pork sliders. great. first, natalie has a check of the top stories of the day. natalie? >> good morning. once again, with less than a week to the new hampshire primary, donald trump is back on the attack going after iowa winner ted cruz. at a new hampshire rally tuesday night, trump called cruz dishonest. once again, raised his birth in canada as an issue. earlier on "today," matt asked trump if he has the heart for a prolonged primary fight. >> i've been winning all my life, matt. it's what i've done. we'll see what happens. we're doing very well in new
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that was supposed to be my first stop, really. i think i'm very happy i did the whole thing in iowa because i came in second. >> cruz told supporters at a new hampshire church on tuesday that grassroots conservatives are the ones who will determine the eventual nominee. bernie sanders' strong iowa showing energized his supporters in new hampshire. polls give the vermont senator a solid lead in the state. savannah asked him if hillary clinton's ongoing e-mail scandal is an issue voters should care about when they consider whether she is electable. >> i think our campaign has the energy to rally working people, middle class people, young people, high voter turnout, we win the general election. all factors, every issue is an issue of consideration for voters. >> clinton claimed victory by the slimmers of margins in iowa. she appeared with gabby giffords and her retired astronaut
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we're hearing from the parents of nicole lovell, who was found dead days after disappearing from her virginia home. who virginia tech students are charged in connection with her murder. >> reporter: nicole lovell survived a rare liver tumor, overcame lymphoma and beat the odds against an infection. >> she had a passion for pandas, music, dancing, dreamed of being on "american idol." >> reporter: at a news conference, nicole's mother fought back tears. >> a preliminary cause of determination of the cause of death is stabbing. >> reporter: authorities believe nicole was killed on the same day she climbed out of her bedroom window after reportedly showing her friends texts from an 18-year-old man she planned to meet. those texts on a messaging app called kik, which police say have been used by sexual predators.
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focusing on 18-year-old eisenhauer, a track star at virginia tech, charged with murder. and natalie keepers, charged inging eisenhauer after death. now they say she is part of it. neither eisenhauer or keepers entered a plea, but eisenhauer told police according to the arrest document, i believe the truth can set me free. >> nicole touched many people throughout her short life. yeah, i can't do that part. >> such a tragic story. daughter had scars from her medical procedures, she was bullied on social media and at school to the point where she would often keep her daughter at terrible.
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bill cosby sex assault case told a judge on tuesday that he personally believed cosby's accuser when she said she had been inappropriately touched by cosby in 2004. however, bruce castor said he did not bring charges because he felt the woman might not be a credible trial witness. castor also said he believes he made a binding verbal deal that shielded cosby from future prosecution. cosby is back in court today asking a judge to throw out the case. the small plane made an emergency water landing off the coast of hawaii on tuesday due to a problem with its landing gear. the pilot circled the airport for two hours, burning fuel, and then he landed in a nearby lagoon. emergency crews pulled the uninjured pilot out of the water. he was the only person on board. thankfully, okay. scary though. >> thank you. the highly anticipated mini series, "the people versus o.j.
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>> sparking reaction from the people at the center of the case. morgan watched the first episode with one of the victim's families. good morning. >> good morning. i sat down with kim goldman, whose brother rod was killed along with her friend nicole. she felt sick all day, counting down to the premiere, knowing her family's pain would be back in the spotlight. >> i'm forced to endure this week after week. >> reporter: kim goldman never gets used to the image of her brother's body plyliking on the ground. >> i've seen the images millions of times. it's jarring. getting my milk and there it is. >> reporter: "the people versus o.j. simpson," kim is confronted with another dose of fact and fiction. >> i wish there could be a, that's fact. this isn't. this didn't happen.
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and fiction is blurry. we know simpson was found liable in a civil trial filed by the goldman family in 1997. he's serving a sentence of up to 33 years for unrelated armed robbery and kidnapping. the show has already earned rave reviews from critics. meticulously crafted. it's one of the most compelling tv dramas in recent memory. viewers seem to agree. best pilot i've seen in ages. guess i'll have to watch every week. thanks, fx. perhaps helping, the star-studded cast playing what are now household names. like kris jenner. >> stop running. >> reporter: and johnny cochran. kim goldman spent 21 years writing the story of the one character who, for her, matters most. >> what i think is going to be lost is my brother was doing a good deed. walked in on what we believe was
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they don't show that in this. that really sucks. my brother could have runned and saved his own life, but he stayed to help his friend. i want people to remember my brother was a hero. >> simpson has not seen the show, but appears indifferent about his portrayal. matt and savannah? >> morgan radford, thank you very much. up next, we're going to shift gears and ask the question, would you be sitting on a $63 million fortune and not know it? the search for a winning lottery ticket that is about to expire within hours, actually. plus, another new and exclusive first look at a super bowl ad that everyone else will be talking about on sunday. supermodel secrets. tamron is catching up with all year long. you put the time in. you put the work in. day in and day out.
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8:14. time for a welcome back carson version of trending. >> yes. >> we start with a $63 million question. could you be missing out on the fortune? lottery officials are searching for the winner of a super lotto plus ticket sold last year. no one has come forward and time is running out. the deadline to come forward, 5:00 tomorrow. if the person doesn't come forward, the money, forfeited. on twitter, the california lottery says, clock the ticking. public servants, check it out. hot ticket was sold last august. were you at a 7-eleven in the chatsworth area. 1-16-30-33-46 and 24.
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it would be the largest unclaimed prize in california lottery history. if no one claims it, it goes to public schools. >> we should leave our door unlocked at the "today" show because a lot of winners like to show up. >> thanks for letting people know the door is unlocked. >> it won't be now. >> i hope somebody comes forward. if not, it goes to a good cause. what are the things that make you happiest in life, and what makes you miserable? there is a new survey out of the uk this morning. this comes from the london school of economics. topping the list of things that make people miserable, lying sick in bed. makes sense. guess what came in right after it? going to work. that's a sad commentary. lying in bed sick and then going to work. >> considering the amount of time we spend at work. >> annoyances, people don't like waiting in line.
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working on your finances. it wasn't all doom and gloom. for the good things in life, people said sex, playing sports, singing. >> all at the same time? >> separately. let's look at this. carson, you're a golfer and i am. you'll love this. incredible putt on the basketball court. pro golfer stewart cink returned to his alma mater to make a 90 foot putt on the hardwood. $25,000 in tuition for a student. >> love that. great. >> let's look at that again. 90 foot. >> does he play a break? >> it's straight. >> he's known for putting. >> what's the longest putt you've sunk? >> not 90 feet. >> incredible. >> one crack at it? >> i think it was one shot. >> impressive. >> unreal. >> $25,000 in tuition. not bad. >> cool. now to one of the most coveted jobs in music and a
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carson will get to the bottom of it. >> let's start with lady gaga and her gig on tuesday. the nfl announced she's going to perform the national anthem at the super bowl this sunday. the grammy winner will be joined by an oscar winner, who will perform it in american sign language. the following week, gaga will pay tribute to david bowie at the grammys. she's going to perform the tribute solo. it could run six or seven minutes. >> yesterday, we had l.a. reid on the show. one of his regrets, he had her signed to a record contract and let her go. gwyneth paltrow opening up about her split from chris martin. we're very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship. now, he's like a brother. he's like my brother. is that weird for anybody? >> little weird. >> speaking of chris martin, he did a little car pool karaoke
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we showed you a preview clip on tuesday. 15 minutes long. here's part of it. turned into something beautiful oh >> we might have to stop for the night. when you try your best but you don't succeed >> i love that. oh, oh, oh >> james corden was the perfect selection. >> he's a huge personality. >> james corden is doing the chris martin part. >> right. >> awesome. >> impressive. >> the joy on his face. >> he's best friends with
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>> and everybody plays along. i love the grafvelly voice thing you have going on. >> today's super bowl commercial kickoff. your exclusive first look at this sunday's must-see ad. today's commercial comes from mountain dew. little odd. features a chant you won't be able to get out of your head. >> man, i might just chill tonight. >> puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. puppy, monkey, baby. puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby puppy monkey baby >> mountain dew kick start.
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>> that sticks in your head. >> that's disturbing. of that? >> my kids would come up with something like that. >> can we get the puppy monkey baby here? >> those are all things that are searched on the internet. >> what are three good things? puppies, monkees,o monkeys, babies. >> we'll have more exclusive commercials tomorrow on "today." al, let's get a check of the weather. >> i can't get it out of my head. we have some rain coming down. snow up to the north. some heavier showers and thunderstorms will be pushing through the new york area and the northeast through today into this afternoon. heavier thunderstorms through the south, getting ready to cause problems in atlanta and on into the southeastern atlantic coast. flooding will be an issue. we have flood watches from north new jersey into florida. the florida peninsula, we're talking in the panhandle, upwards of 5 to 6 inches of rain. that extends into central georgia, as well. rest of the country, more heavy
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into the pacific northwest. midsection of the country, on the chilly side but sunshine. we have warmer weather in the ooegsgreenville, spartanburg, anderson will be warm and windy with showers likely and thunderstorms from late morning on. 100% chance of rain today. high of 67. southeast winds 10-20+ becoming southwesterly this afternoon. the asheville, hendersonville area will see rain and fog today with thunderstorms more likely this afternoon. high of 64. chance of rain 100%. high winds possible in higher elevations. a few showers in the region this evening then mostly cloudy overnight and becoming mostly sunny and back to normal >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, time for more of our special series, supermodels where are they now? veronica webb changed the face of beauty. first african-american to land an exclusive cosmetics contract.
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about things life and beauty. >> beauty is health. the best thing you can possibly do for yourself is to be healthy. >> reporter: with a career spanning 30 years, veronica webb certainly knows the evolution of beauty. in 1992, the 5'10" supermodel became the first woman of color to sign an exclusive contract with a major cosmetic company. redefining what it meant to be beautiful. >> was there a moment that you realized, i've got it? >> i'm still trying to convince myself that i actually have it. >> reporter: a favored runway model for many designers, veronica says her success was the result of people recognizing the drive and talent in her. >> 90%, it's working hard and showing up. and smiling when you fail. laughing when you succeed. and sharing when you have enough. >> reporter: her biggest
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a lieutenant colonel in the u.s. army and head nurse at the then-detroit general hospital. >> we all have that part of us that dreams. one of the things that my mom taught me was, try to figure out how to marry it. >> every time i click, something new. smile for the first. i like it. >> obviously, the number one question, i imagine, people would want me to ask you right now, how is it that you look exactly as you did 20 years ago? >> i have my secrets. the biggest one is -- >> and i'm listening. >> the biggest one is i try to break a sweat every day. eating right. then you have to make sure what you're doing makes you happy. >> reporter: today, veronica says happiness comes from her marriage to entrepreneur chris delgado, and the four children they're raising together. >> i get my confidence from being a good mother and a good wife.
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are they happy, healthy, hot or cold? are they hungry, are they sleepy, eating, smiling, crying? >> what was it about your journey as a model that prepared you for who you are now? >> you learn you have to be really responsible to the people who work around you, with you, for you, under you. everyone counts on you. >> when people say, veronica webb, where is she now, how do you answer that question? >> veronica webb is home and happy, raising a family and blessed to be able to do so. >> she's also staying busy these days. she's the beauty editor of "as is" magazine and works on her own skin caroline ande line and modeling. her legacy is just beginning. still beautiful. coming up, lupita nyong'o here. talking about making history on
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morning. 8:27 and it's a big dayfor many high school athletes..signing day across the carolinas-- and georgia-- they'll start signing
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the next level... top rated athlete and football player... mecole hardman.. is choosing from a long list of schools for his collegiate career... which include clemson and uga. he'll announce at 8-30 this morning and has quite the list of offers to choose from... aly myles is there reporting. the university of south carolina upstate plans to open a new location in downtown greenville. you're looking at the main campus in spartanburg... it also has a campus on south pleasantburg drive in greenville. it's newest campus would be located near the peace center. the university announced it will outline plans for the new downtown greenville location next week. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be cloudy and foggy until 3 pm with showers likely and thunderstorms from late morning on. 100% chance of rain today. high of 67. southeast winds 10-20+ becoming southwesterly this afternoon. the asheville, hendersonville
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it's wednesday, february 3rd, 2016. it's starting to get wet out here on our plaza. a lot of the severe weather is headed east. coming up, inside, we have lupita nyong'o. she's taking her best talents to broadway for the very first time. we'll talk to her about that and get her take on this year's oscars. plus, we really have no idea what is about to happen to us in steals and deals. all we know is jill is here. she's brought us blindfolds and promising us bargains. we have to figure out what they are. what's better than theyater tots? sweet potato tots. that's one of the things that former "saved by the bell" star and now chef stifftiffani thiessen has for us.
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england. could d ve airport delays from new york and boston to atlanta. we're looking at wet weather in the pacific northwest with mountain snows. tomorrow, the rain moves off most of the east coast. though the southeast is looking at wet weather. rain in the pacific northwest. look for lake-effect snow showers around the great lakes. sunny and mild. stretching from the gulf coast into the southwest. we'll see sunshine in the northeast later on tomorrow. that'sgreenville, spartanburg, anderson will be cloudy and foggy until 3 pm with showers likely and thunderstorms from late morning on. 100% chance of rain today. high of 67. southeast winds 10-20+ becoming southwesterly this afternoon. the asheville, hendersonville area will see rain and fog today with thunderstorms more likely this afternoon. high of 62. chance of rain 100%. high winds possible in higher elevations until late morning. a few showers in the region this evening then mostly cloudy overnight and becoming mostly sunny and back to normal >> that's your latest weather.
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>> al, thank you so much. lupita nyong'o is best known for her breakout role in if the 12 years a slave," which earned her an oscar in 2014. she was in a movie you may have awakens." now, she's adding one more accomplishment. she's heading to broadway for a good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> i know you're excited about being on broadway. you posted an adorable clip on instagram, which i want to play right now for everybody. >> ready? open your eyes. >> okay. it's real! >> oh, my gosh. >> your name in lights. is it exciting to be debuting on broadway? >> it really, really is. i mean, i understudied the girl
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2009, the role i play in the show. i remember making a promise to myself that i had to play this role. the fact that i get to play this role and i get to do it on broadway, i mean, it's more than i could have asked for. >> you are an accomplished stage actress, and that's actually your background. you went to yale school of drama. is there a different feel when it's broadway, which is, you know, for an actor, the absolute, you know -- exactly what you want to do? >> you know, for me, i did display at the public for ten weeks. i'm glad i got a test run of doing this show off broadway. now, i'm really excited to be able to share it with a larger audience. in this incredibly beautiful theater, the golden theater. it's such a great, intimate space. i've visited it and i can't wait to see what will come of it. >> it's a heavy topic. i meanan this is about women in the middle of the liberian civil war. tell me about your role and why
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story to tell. >> so this is an incredible story about these five women and how they deal with wartime. i play the girl who is the latest inclusion into a rebel commander's group, if you will. she's the youngest. she's 15 and just joined this compound. it's about how she deals with this new life of being at war, of being in captivity. it's intense. it's really funny. it's full of suspense, and it's very moving. it's exhausting to do every day, but it's such a joy. >> all female cast. >> all female cast. >> female playwrite. wonderful, you have that. there's also so much talk about the oscars and the controversy there. shorthanded as oscars so white. what do you think as somebody who won an oscar and has done
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what do you feel about what people are saying about this year's oscars? >> i think it is a symptom of something else. i think what we are asking for is really for more stories to be told, for inclusion in the stories that are told. i think that, you know, it's good for all of us, when we hear a diverse number of stories and are able to experience more diversity. it's more reflective of the world we live in. that's what we ultimately want, is for a diversity of stories to be told. >> on the one hand, you've done well by hollywood standards, any standards, but is it something you can relate to? are there roles you wish would come your way that you haven't gotten to see? >> i feel really grateful to be in the position that i find myself, where i can use the little weight i have to get stories that i feel are untold
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for example, with "eclip edse"eclipsed," this is something i brought to the table because it moved me in a way where i wanted to perform it and share it with people. play. >> finally, i have to ask you about "star wars." are you a "star wars" nerd like the rest of us? were you so excited to be in it? >> now i am. >> now you're officially -- >> i'm a bona fide nerd. i go around with a stormtrooper and all that. >> thank you so much. always good to catch up with you. "eclipsed" opens on broadway march 6th. up next, we will reveal the reason all of them are blindfolded. jill martin is going to reveal a special steals and deals.
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nbc. we're back with an all new steals and deals. for reasons unknown to all of us, jill martin has decided we
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>> 8:39 seems like a good time to be blindfolded. >> there is a method to my madness. we have deals to get cozy. to prove it, you can only use your sense of touch as i show you the deal. i'll sit you down. no, no, no. all right. you're kind of going to sit on everything. so i am going to present you with something and you tell me what you think it is. hold on one second. >> what's happening? this is like a fur throw of some kind. >> okay. what about the other one? >> what do you mean, the other one? >> there's two here. >> it's a pillow. >> take your blindfold off. >> those are pillows. >> it's luxe faux fur pillows.
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>> oim coveri'm covered in this now. >> it comes in a variety of colors. retail, $119.99. deal is $35 for each, 71% off. comes in different colors. >> it's a rug throw. >> it is a rug but you can also put it on a couch as an accent or pillow. >> all right. >> thank you. >> carson, that's sharp. >> don't say that. >> yours -- hold on one second. >> this is nice. >> what do you want me to say, the fabric? elephant? >> what kind of fur? >> what kind of item? >> it's a big wrapthing. >> right. >> i'm right? throws.
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patterns. whatever matches -- >> i don't know if i need it with the roaring fire, but it's very nice. >> it's hot in here. we need s'mores. retail, $398. deal is $89. >> very soft. >> moving on, come to natalie. >> where are you. >> this may be a little hot and frightening. >> wow. >> what do we think? >> some sort of cozy shirt, sweater. right here. >> let's go down here. >> this is silk. >> what do we think? >> a knit. i think it's a pajama -- >> three for three. the pj harlow. retail, $138, two piece. soft knit. you even got the fabric. made in the u.s., retail, $138. deal is $42 for the set. 70% off.
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>> thanks. here he is. >> here he is. i'm the one with the blindfold. >> right? that's the scary part. blind moment. >> oh. >> it's a bad joke. it's like a, i don't know, scarf? >> blindfold, glasses. >> nice. >> off. i tried to trick you. >> i can't get it off. >> it's a scarf. >> oh. >> you got it. >> wow. >> retail, $138 from magaschoni. deal is $39. >> very nice. >> good deal. >> now, savannah. i need to turn you around.
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>> this was hiding before. someone's boob. >> not me. >> feels like a cotton robe. >> take your blindfold off. we're five for five. did everybody peek? >> sorry, i haven't met you. first introduction, i went right to the boob. >> r.i.l.a. robes. $348 and the deal is $69. >> i took a little snapnap. >> that was very cool. >> bathtub? >> this was different. >> the pillows and rugs or throws from luxe. the throw from alicia adams alpaca alpaca. pajamas, the scarves and m.i.l.a. robe. check out today.com for more information. coming up next, could your relationship survive the marriage test? why one couple put themselves
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purpose to get ready for marriage. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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hoorah! we're back at 8:46 with an important question. how do you know if the person you're dating is the one? >> jill andrewss and brook silva-braga created 40 dates to simulate the challenge of real marriage and determine their fate. >> hello. i'm brook. >> hello, i'm jill. >> we are the couple behind if the marriage test. >> 40 days over a year to measure a lifetime of compatibility. brook and jill dated fiver year years, traveled the world and lived together. one question remained uncertain. would they take the next big step together and become husband and wife? >> many of the things that ultimately break up marriages are really hard to practice for
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>> we wanted to step back and pressure test our relationship. >> reporter: from finances to family, the test tackled issues that can make or break a marriage. >> for one month, we are spending half of what we normally do. >> for a month, we swapped credit cards. >> going on a lunch date with our exs. >> reporter: they documented their journey along the way. >> simulate the exhaustion of new parenthood, we're not going to let ourselves sleep for more than three straight hours. each time we're woken up, we'll pull out an activity and have to complete it before we go to bed. we needed a baby, so we had a 12 pound watermelon to be our newborn for the week. >> mel required a lot of attention. >> our friends gave us their baby. 9 month old jack for 24 hours in our care. >> press a button? >> reporter: some tests led to a few laughs. >> we're going to handcuff ourselves to each other for 24
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>> reporter: some to tears. >> do we want to talk about this? >> the things that scare us, we're talking about them in a way that in your day to day life, it doesn't come up. >> we think couples looking for more certainty before taking the big step toward forever might find these dates useful, too. >> brook and jill, authors of "the marriage test," are with us now. spoiler alert, did it work? are you marry snd. >> we are, yeah. >> do you think going through the tests clarified things for you? >> absolutely. >> yeah. >> we'd been dating a few years but with a year-long breakup in the middle. we reached a place where a lot of couples do. we love each other but how does the couple know how they'll be at marriage, when things that trip up marriage, you don't experience when you're dating. raising a family, combining money. these tests made it easier for us to make the step. >> whose fault was the breakup? no, i'm kidding.
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challenging date for you two? >> one of the early dates we did for a month, we tried to live on half of what we normally spend. people say, money is a tough thing in all relationships. i think i poo pooed that a little bit. then you get into it and almost immediately, there was tension. we weren't getting along so well. i came away from that month thinking, i have a lot of respect for how tough those moments can be for a healthy relationship. >> which test was your favorite? >> we did -- a lot were complicated. one was simple, we didn't use electronics for a week outside of work hours. it was relaxing. i slept better. we connected in all the ways a couple connects. it was a good week. >> do you think this would work for everybody? do you recommend all people contemplating marriage try a version of this? >> absolutely. so a great date we recommend for people, what we did, we recorded a fight and listened to ourselves back about a week later when we cooled off. >> that's courageous. >> turns out, i talk a lot.
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words in. we recommend everyone give something like that a shot. it can help. >> i think the most important thing i did for us is when we went through the stressful parts of getting engaged and married, we'd already dealt with this. long before we were engaged, we'd had a conversation about the religion we'd raise our kids. the prenuptial agreement, raising kids. >> what could you not have prepared for? >> writing a book together. kidding. >> it's a great idea. >> the book is called "the marriage test." jill and brook, thank you. >> thank you. tiffani thiessen is here to make a recipe for your super bowl party. she'll take the party to the next level.
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nbc. it is 8:52. we're back with our today food countdown to super bowl 50. everyone knows the snacks are the best part of the game, right? tiffani thiessen, star of "saved by the bell," "90210" and "white collar." she's host of "dinner at tiffani tiffani's." i've been looking forward to this all morning. we're making pulled pork sliders. >> what i do is a dry rub. i really think marinating your pulled pork overnight, little plastic wrap. i have smoked paprika, regular paprika.
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>> the smokiness of a smoked paprika, it's amazing, right? i have onion powder, garlic powder, cumin. >> it's a dry rub. >> make sure your pulled pork is super dry before you pat it in there. >> is this room temperature? >> exactly. this is already done. you actually take it and you flatten it and really work that dry rub all over it. then put plastic wrap on and in the fridge. >> what cut of pork is that? >> this is the pulled pork. this is actually what we're going to do is -- >> the shoulder? >> yes. you want the fat on it because what we're going to do is actually going to stick our onions in here. this is a slow cooker. >> we love the slow cooker. >> me, too. having two kids and a little baby, absolutely. >> great. >> we stick this in. you want the fat side up. >> why? >> the fat side up, what you want, literally, the flavor from the fat is going to go through the meat. >> okay.
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>> opposed to it sitting in the fat, this way, it goes through it. >> then take chicken broth. >> that's all you need? >> the onions will sweat, as well. you have your barbecue sauce. >> do we have guys downstairs to taste test? >> we're quiet down here. >> does that mean you have already gotten into this? >> yeah. >> it's great. >> al is a pulled pork expert. >> really? what do you think, al? >> really terrific. >> thanks, al. i appreciate it. >> nice kick. >> this will stay in here for 5 to 7 hours on high. we cover that, of course. make sure -- >> this is what it looks like when it's finished. >> right. pull it apart. this is where the pulled pork comes from. what we're going to do also is separate all the juices afterwards. get all that out. >> you've drained that into this cup here? >> it's a fat separator. handy thing for the kitchen. i use it quite often. pull that apart.
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add this and take our apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. thank you. i have a fork. >> it's okay. we're all friends. little salt. >> little pepper. exactly. then we add this back in. then we're going to blend it. >> you do that. i make a mess with these. >> we'll pretend it's all in there. >> house thew's the consistency? >> well, you're supposed to have more in there. >> let's pretend we did this. >> you pull it apart and this is where we are here. most people use cabbage on their pulled pork. this is bruszsels sprouts. >> healthier. it's good. >> apple cider vinegar. mayonnaise. >> then we basically assemble
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the pulled pork and the bruszsels sprout s. sweet poetato tater tots. >> amazing. >> love it. >>8:57 a quick traffic note for you this morning. a rock slide has closed a buncombe county road this morning.. take map the road...town mountain road near dairy gap road is closed. this is just northeast of asheville. we will keep you updated. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be cloudy and foggy until 3 pm with showers likely and thunderstorms from
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