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testimony and tape, the sights, sounds and accounts of the riot we saw unfold there on january 6th, will once again fill the halls of the capitol. we'll cover it all on and all day. good morning. unprecedented. all eyes on washington today and the start of former president trump's second impeachment trial, accused of inciting the riot at the capitol. >> there must be truth and accountability. >> the president's legal team and top republicans calling it litical theater. >> you're about to set in motion an historical precedent that will put at risk every future president. >> this morning, how long it could last, where the vote could be headed, and the high stakes facing all sides. snow joke. a near nonstop parade of winter
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storms set to march across the midwest and northeast starting today, while in the south, a dangerous mix of ice and rain. al's got everything you need to know. the good and the bad. overall covid cases dropping across the u.s., but fears the highly contagious uk strain is now taking hold. >> the trend is moving in the right direction. we remain in a very serious situation. >> as more states face an ongoing shortage of vaccine doses. we'll have the very latest. plus, brand-new information revealed overnight on what may have started the pandemic. hack attack. an fbi manhunt now under way for the person who took control of computers at a water treatment plant in florida and tried to poison an entire city's water supply. >> we don't know right now whether the breach originated from within the united states or outside the country. >> just ahead, how the potential danger was spotted and stopped
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by a sharp-eyed worker. all that, plus, the brady hunch. the drive and dedication that's now made tom brady a seven-time super bowl champ. this morning, an inside look at the very strict regimen that keeps the nfl star, at the age of 43, at the very top of his game. ♪ stop in the name of love ♪ and motown in mourning. mary wilson, a founding member of the legendry supremes has died suddenly. we'll celebrate her life and legacy today, tuesday, february 9th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, guys. welcome to "today." so happy you are joining us on a tuesday morning. we have a lot going on. there's more snow headed our way.
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>> yes. >> a lot happening today. if you live in the midwest or the northeast, al says, keep your shovels handy. there's a good chance of snow four out of the next six days. how does that make you feel? >> i guess the groundhog was right, and al was right, too. let's start with the big story in washington this morning. the start of former president trump's second impeachment trial. he's charged with incitement of insurrection after his supporters stormed the u.s. capitol on january 6th. white house correspondent kristen welker is on capitol hill with a look at how the trial will play out. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. security is tight at the capitol with the second impeachment trial of president trump set to get under way. the historic proceedings will consume much of washington and the nation. while president biden expressed his support for the trial, it also threatens to undermine his agenda. the senators, the victims of the attack of the capitol, will decide mr. trump's fate. in just hours, former president donald trump will become the
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first president in history to face two impeachment trials. democrats say he incited the attack against the capitol on january 6th, a charge mr. trump denies. >> this wasn't about his first amendment right. he's more than exercised that over the years. this was about him literally inciting a riot. >> you're about to set in motion an historical precedent that will put at risk every future president. we're doing a lot of damage to the country because people hate trump. >> reporter: on monday, senate leaders announcing a rapid timeline for the trial it starts at 1:00 p.m. today, with up to four hours of debate, and a vote on whether the proceedings are constitutional on noon wednesday, oral arguments get under way. both sides have up to 16 hours to make their case each side will have equal time for senators' questions and closing arguments. house democrats have not yet decided whether to call witnesses. if they do, the senate would vote on that first >> all parties have agreed to a
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structure that will ensure a fair and honest senate impeachment trial. >> senators as jurors ample time to review the case and the arguments. >> reporter: in a memo, president trump's lawyers dismissing the case as political theater, saying the trial violates the constitution and shouldn't proceed. calling it patently ridiculous to try to remove mr. trump from an office he no longer holds democrats writing, there is no january exception to the constitution that allows presidents to abuse power in their final days without accountability democrats say mr. trump incited the insurrection with his speech before the riots began. >> we fight like hell. if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore. >> reporter: the former president's lawyers say he was speaking figuratively arguing the assault was pre-planned by a
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small group of criminals and the president never asked anyone to break the law, citing this comment from the same speech >> i know people will soon be heading to the capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard >> reporter: democrats are responding to that part of the former president's legal team's argument, saying he has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. adding, quote, president trump violated his oath of office and betrayed the american people now, there is one scheduling note this morning. one of mr. trump's lawyers, david schoen, withdrew his request to not hold proceedings on saturday in observance of the jewish sabbath, which means this trial could be far shatterer than mr. trump's first trial, which lasted for 21 days >> how about the biden white house, how are they reacting to this trial >> reporter: a little counter-programming going on, savannah president biden is aiming to stress that, for him, it is business as usual, and the trial won't impact his agenda. that's his goal, at least.
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he will aim to try to put the focus on his push for that covid relief package, so that his efforts to get that passed don't lose momentum. some of mr. biden's allies on capitol hill have privately expressed concerns about the impact the trial could have on the president's priorities they're also emphasizing the need to have this trial wrapped up quickly as republicans are grappling with their own party divisions in the post-trump era, they, too, are looking to turn the page. >> thank you nbc news will bring live coverage of the trial starting later today at 1:00 eastern time. another big story and in the days to come dangerous winter weather a lot of the country is in the grips of a bitter, deep freeze, and many of the same places are feeling the cold they're also facing several new rounds of snow and ice and rain. we are going to get to mr. roker in a second, but, first, nbc's gabe gutierrez is in livingston, new jersey more snow on the way hey, gabe. >> reporter: hoda, good morning. here we go again this area got 8 inches of snow over the weekend, and more is
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expected today this morning, much of the country, especially the upper midwest, is waking up to bone-chilling temperatures this morning, another winter wallop is taking the country by storm. from montana to ohio, brutal sub zero temperatures. wind chills as low as 50 below zero in minnesota, firefighters rushed to douse these flames in the bitter cold. parts of lake erie is frozen, so is the waterfall in utah in wisconsin over the weekend, this video shows a pickup truck sliding into a snow bank, plunging 70 feet, but landing upright. incredibly, the driver survived. those frigid conditions are expected to spread to parts of the northwest, northeast, even the south throughout the week. parts of all the lower 48, except florida, may drop below freezing >> you live in new england, this is what you expect in new england.
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it's just a lot at once. >> reporter: already, across the country, treacherous road conditions in wichita, kansas, this semi slid off the highway. in oklahoma city, so many icy wrecks the police department said it could only respond to those with injuries. >> cars kept hitting and hitting. >> reporter: fire crews rescued multiple kids, including a baby still strapped in a car seat these children carried down a hill to safety, where their relieved father was waiting. >> thank you, guys, so much. >> reporter: those bitterly cold temperatures are expected to hover across much of the country for days, hoda >> gabe gutierrez, thank you al, let's talk about it. cold storm, it's a little scary out there. >> we have a lot going on, no , courtesy of friends at wxia. you can see, the snow is packed in there traffic is slowed down this is part of a quick-hitting system
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looking at the radar, we have 37 million people under a winter weather alert now, stretching from the appalachians all the way into the northeast this is going to be a quick-hitter it is going to dump, though, anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow moving through. then we've also got arctic high over alaska. this is the strongest high pressure ever recorded in february this will really push down arctically bitterly cold canadian low acts like a conveyer belt, bringing it down into the lower 48. 20 million people under wind chill advisories in fact, the advisories last until at least sunday on valentine's day. this arctic blast brings the temperatures anywhere from 10 to 40 degrees below average look at the wind chills. it is going to feel like 30 below in omaha right now, minus 28 in marquette. 5 in oklahoma city tomorrow morning, it'll feel like minus 12 in milwaukee
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in boston, 9 24 in washington, d.c. 13 in tulsa. another system will bring heavy rain, ice, and snow, making its way from the south into the mid-atlantic and northeast we'll look at that in more detail coming up in the next half hour. guys >> all right, al thank you. we'll move now to the coronavirus. there is mixed news on that front this morning while cases and hospitalizations in the u.s. are continuing to decline, states are still reporting a shortage of vaccines health officials are voicing new concerns over the highly contagious uk strain of the virus. nbc's tom costello joins us with more on this tod rning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you real concern this morning about those scenes we saw play out in tampa immediately after the super bowl, with people who were celebrating the bucs' victory hanging on top of each other, yelling, and screaming, all without masks. the fear is, this is going to turn into a superspreader event over the coming days and weeks in the meantime, the nation's top docs who are really working
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on vaccinating the population say they're working against the clock, as they're looking at all these mutating forms of the virus. first, the good news this morning. while there was an average of almost 120,000 new covid cases last week, that's a drop of nearly 20% from the previous week new hospitalizations also dropped, down nearly 17% from the east coast to the west, governors complained they simply aren't getting enough vaccine doses to meet demand. >> here's how crazy it is. we had nih and the fda calling me directly to beg for vaccines because the federal government hasn't provided them any. >> 594,000 in a state of 40 million new doses came into the state from the federal government simply not enough. >> reporter: while some health experts have recommended postponing that second vaccine dose to inoculate more people faster, dr. anthony fauci says,
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the second dose boosts antibody protection ten-fold. >> we feel the optimum approach would be to continue with getting as many people on their first dose as possible, but also making sure that people, on time, get their second dose. >> reporter: the cdc reports now 690 known cases of the mutating uk strain in the u.s with a doubling every ten days, the cdc and transportation department are now discussing whether to require airline passengers to test negative for covid before they can travel domestically as the cdc prepares to release new guidelines on schools in the coming days, there has been an increase in child covid-19 cases, up 10% over a two-week span still, the cdc director says data shows little transmission within schools >> if we want to get our schools open and our schools open safely and well, the best way to do that is to decrease the community spread. >> reporter: while top health officials insist it is critical
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for americans to continue wearing a mask and practice social distancing, some states are starting to loosen restrictions disney's california adventure park will reopen in march for what's being called a limited time ticketed experience colorado, new jersey, and new york are allowing more indoor dining. >> tom, you have a few more details on that pfizer vaccine some good news on transmission >> reporter: you know, all along, the question has been, if you get the vaccine, can you -- will it stop you from shedding the virus, from spreading it to others the news out of israel this morning suggests that, in fact, it may do that the extent to which is still unclear, but the israeli study suggests the pfizer vaccine does dramatically reduce the amount of virus that you shed of course, that's going to be key to stopping the virus' spread in this country and, really, worldwide, hoda. >> we'll take that good news tom, thank you. now to a stunning case of computer hacking it's also highlighting a serious
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threat to the nation's water supply craig is on that one this morning. good morning. >> savannah, hoda, good morning. good morning to you, as well someone managed to access to computer system of a treatment plant in florida, and they tampered with the levels of a potentially dangerous chemical, as well. this morning, the fbi has opened an urgent investigation. kerry sanders joins us with details on this one. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. security experts have long said water treatment plants like this one here in florida have been our nation's most vulnerable soft targets this morning, federal officials are looking for the suspect, or suspects, who tried to poison the water supply here. had they been successful, it could have been a widespread disaster, as residents here turned on their showers and faucets. this morning, the fbi and secret service cyber units are investigating the hacking of the municipal water supply system in oldsmar, florida. >> we don't know whether the breach originated from inside the united states or outside the
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country. >> reporter: the sheriff said last friday, a hacker gained remote access to the computer system inside the water treatment plant. >> the hacker changed the sodium hydroxide from 100 parts per million to 1 400,000 parts per million. >> reporter: showering or drinking the water could have been catastrophic. according to cdc, exposure to elevated levels can cause skin and eye irritation, severe burns, eye damage, and in extreme cases, blindness ingesting it can cause severe injury to the mouth and stomach. >> clearly, someone figured out how to get in between legitimate employees doing maintenance on the actual plant and mimic their behaviors to try and make these adjustments. >> reporter: the city's water was not affected because a sharp-eyed employee spotted the suspicious activity on his computer screen and quickly
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reversed the elevated levels if that much is being dispensed, the computer should say, red flag what's going on here >> almost like how we think about nuclear codes. one person can't just issue a nuclear attack it should be the same thing as it relates to our drinking water. there should be checks and balances. >> reporter: this morning, authorities say there's no indication any other water systems have been breached in the region. >> at no time was there a significant adverse effect on the water being treated. importantly, the public was never in danger. >> reporter: this morning, federal officials are urging managers at water treatment plants across the country to check their systems to see if a hacker tried to probe their security, as well. craig? >> thank goodness for that sharp-eyed employee, too kerry sanders this morning, thank you. >> what a story. al, let's go back to you such a busy forecast let's keep it going. >> all right if you're looking for warmth, head down to florida beautiful day there. temperatures in the 80s.
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same for southern texas. snowy conditions into new england. the bitter cold working into the southwest, where we could see freezing fog not freezing frogs, but freezing fog. panhandle of oklahoma and texas, look for snow showers in the rockies. plenty of sunshine in the southwest. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds and put back together. this is hal's relief, knowing he's covered by medicare from blue cross blue shield. and with coverage you can trust, backed by over 80 years of healthcare expertise, we'll be there when it matters most. this is medicare from blue cross blue shield. this is the benefit of blue. as we take a look at the radar, we are seeing some light showers moving through, and looking at
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storm ranger, we can see the rain that's been moving through the north bay, moving into san francisco as well as parts of the east bay. as we go through this forecast, we'll see the rain off and on, more clearing tomorrow but some more widespread rain on thursday. by friday, we could see some clearing and then some rain in the forecast again on saturday into early sunday. >> and that is your latest weather. >> and that is your latest weather. savannah >> al, thank you. coming up, the sudden loss of a motown icon the supreme's mary wilson. this morning, her rise to the very top of music at a difficult time, and how she is being remembered by fans and fellow stars. plus, does he know something the rest of us should know the new spotlight on tom brady's unorthodox diet and workout that helped him reach the very top of his game at the age of 43.
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you how to get there. santa clara allows indoor worship services. last night a judge issued a temporary order that indoor worship services could resume in santa clara county at 20% capacity. the county requires face coverings and social distancing, singing and chanting not allowed. the county health officer still strongly discourages any indoor gatherings, this includes in churches, citing the significant risk to the entire community. storm ranger busy at work. meteorologist kari hall has a look at our forecast. >> yes, we're starting out with rain this morning as we look at storm ranger, we can see where the rain is moving through right now. moving right through san francisco as well as parts of the east bay and we're going to see this for the next hour or so and then quickly move out as we go into the rest of today. mostly cloudy skies for today by tomorrow more sunshine in the forecast.
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we'll see more widespread rain into the forecast thursday as well as off and on throughout the weekend. laura? >> thank you for joining us. another local news update for you in half an hour.
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it is tuesday morning, 9th of february, 2021. get used to scenes like this. this is pittsburgh this morning. if you like snow, and let's say you live in the northeast, this is going to be your week. >> you'll never be happier. >> al says there is storm after storm coming, marching its way. >> oh, boy. >> across the country. >> mr. roker, what you got for us? >> by the way, the last half hour, i said our affiliate in pittsburgh. it's wpxi. i went with the call letters
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from the atlanta station. we're still looking at snow making its way through the northeast. that's this storm. this is in and out really quickly. here's the next weathermaker north. from the south, we've got warm, all clash along this stationary front. that equals a wintry mess for this week. look at this, through friday, we've got a stretch of ice from texas all the way into the mid-atlantic. heavy rain down south. heavy snow to the north. here's what we're looking at between wednesday and friday, anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain, from the gulf all the way into the mid-atlantic. then we go to the north of that, we've got snow through the mid-atlantic into the northeast. upwards of 4 to 8 inches of snow, as you work your way into the appalachians. in between that, we have an icy mess. upwards of anywhere from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of ice stretching from the mid-atlantic back down into memphis. that could be dangerous, as well.
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we'll continue to track this, but it is going to be one heck of an end of the week. >> al, thank you. now, the rest of our 7:30 headlines. the indiana grandfather who was with his 18-month-old granddaughter when she fell to her death from a cruise ship window was sentenced yesterday to three years of probation. he pleaded guilty to negligent homicide last year. 2019, his granddaughter, chloe, fell through an 11-story window from a royal caribbean cruise ship that was docked in san juan, puerto rico. he initially pleaded not guilty but later changed his plea so his family could begin to move on from this tragedy. surprising news this morning about peanut allergies. according to a new study in the journal of allergy, peanut allergies affect more adults than children. for years they've generally been thought of as a pediatric issue, but this study says at least 4.5 million adults have the condition, many of whom develop
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their first symptoms after turning 18 years old. there are currently no fda-approved therapies for they patients with adult-onset food allergies. shocking video out of san francisco of a smash and grab robbery. several cars line up on a highway on-ramp and someone jumps out of the honda. he walks over to the toyota prius. the robber smashes the window, pulls out a bag. thankfully no one was hurt. turns out, the bag had some professional camera equipment inside. police are investigating that incident. now, we turn to the sad news from the music world, mary wilson. >> a founding member of motown's legendary group, the supremes, died suddenly at the age of 76. >> during the height of the beatles popularity, the supremes charts, becoming one of the most pioneering and influential groups of all time. wilson helping the group leave
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an indelible mark on music. ♪ stop in the name of love before you break my heart ♪ >> reporter: mary wilson was a member of one of the most iconic female groups of all time, the supremes. ♪ baby ♪ >> reporter: wilson, a co-founder of the legendary trio, died suddenly monday night at her home in las vegas, her publicist reported, her cause of death unknown. with diana ross and florence ballard, later replaced by cindy birdsong, wilson appeared on all 12 of the supremes' number one hits. ♪ baby, baby where did our love go ♪ >> reporter: born march 6th, 1944 in greenville, mississippi, wilson started her career in detroit as a member of a group
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called the primettes, eventually going on to become the supremes. their silky voices helping to create the motown sound of the 1960s. the group amassing a string of hits on the r&b charts, and pop charts, including "baby love ", "stop in the name of love and "where did our love go ". ♪ you just have to wait ♪ >> reporter: "you can't hurry love" and "you keep me hanging on." ♪ keep me hanging on ♪ >> did you have any idea you'd be so famous? when we met each other, the three of us, and started singing that first day, i guess you could say the magic was right there. so to say that we knew, no, but to say that we felt it and there was something special, yes. >> reporter: motown founder berry gordy releasing a statement overnight, saying, in part, i was always proud of mary. she was quite a star in her own right. over the years, continued to work hard to boost the legacy of
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the supremes. mary wilson was extremely special to me. she will be deeply missed. in recent years, wilson showed no signs of slowing, basking in a new spotlight as a contestant on abc's "dancing with the stars." just two days before her death, the singer had a youtube post, promising to release more material. >> i finally have decided how to work with universal, and they are going to release new recordings, mary wilson recordings. yes, at last! at last! >> reporter: this morning, friends, family, and fans honoring an iconic member of a trailblazing trio. mary wilson was 76. >> she slipped away at her home in henderson, nevada. she's survived by her daughter, son, several grandchildren, a sister, and brother. man, i hope she releases -- i hope someone releases that
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music. >> she looks so vibrant in the video just this month. >> two days ago. >> just released a book. >> shocking. >> the supremes sound of young america, bridging a gap between soul and pop. my gosh, what an unbelievable -- >> you were scheduled to interview her, too. >> we were going to be talking about her book. >> wow. >> what a loss. >> absolutely.utely. just ahead this morning, we are going to shift gears, and we're going to talk about tom brady. a lot of people have been asking this question since the super bowl, how does he keep doing it? he's 43 and human. okay. >> i don't know about that. >> well, he has secrets to his longevity. what we're learning about tampa's plans to celebrate the new championship we have a lot to talk about, right after this these days, it's okay to do some things halfway... but taking prescriptions shouldn't be one of them. so cvs works to make them affordable with a proprietary search tool that looks for savings.
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>> i mean, in ten super bowl appearances, he has now won a record-setting seven times he's been named the game's mvp five times, including just on sunday. >> here's the question, how does he keep doing it year after year well, we went to nbc's resident patriots fan, steph gosk she's going to figure this one out for us hey, steph >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning. yeah, i think it is fair to say, there's some seller's remorse in new england. i think there are also a lot of new england fans who watched the game and were happy for brady and enjoyed it tom brady now has more super bowl wins than any single team, but for the people in tampa, this is all brand new and they're looking for a way to celebrate it >> how about that? >> reporter: trophy in the bag, the next step is how to celebrate it >> tampa >> reporter: tampa's mayor is assuring fans that, despite covid, the city will hold some kind of celebration. >> we can't have a historical
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event of this significance in our community and not celebrate. so we will do it in a safe manner >> reporter: vegas oddsmakers already have the bucs as 11-2 favorites for next year, with all eyes on tom brady. who says he has no plans of calling it quits >> we're coming back we're coming back. >> reporter: in 2014, as the quarterback for the patriots, brady told a local boston radio station, "when i suck, i'll retire, but i don't plan on sucking for a long time. 6 1/2 years later, he's still on top. while also embracing a larger leadership role for his teammates. >> so he has adopted the role of almost an uber coach, leader, player, friend, teammate he has this unique skill set to galvanize a team, find individual greatness, and keep pushing that one extra mile, when others don't. >> reporter: brady's tampa teammates credit him and hisrso
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champions. >> we added tom and gronk, that definitely set us up >> he's done it. he's had success i think that confidence kind of radiates to all of us, inspires us >> reporter: brady winning his seventh super bowl at age 43, as his younger peers and rivals are retiring he is legendary for his restrictive diet and demanding workout regimen. the td-12 method 9:00 p.m. bedtime, 6:00 a.m. alarms, and no tv or phones in the bedroom, which is kept at 65 degrees for sleep. daily mental exercises to keep his mind sharp he eats no processed foods, no dairy, no white sugar, no white flour, no olive oil, and no table salt and avoids foods causing inflammation like tomatoes, mushrooms, and peppers, calling it common sensical
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the other key to health and longevity is avoiding the punishing hits on the field. >> he plays with a toughness and an edge, but he plays with his brain and brilliance that keeps him away from the physical impact so many other quarterbacks take on a regular basis. >> reporter: brady says it's really this tb12 method that he credits for his longevity. i think fans of a certain age, let's say my age, may turn for maybe a couple of tips i have to tell you, i looked at the list of the stuff he doesn't eat. here's the problem, it's basically all that i eat never mind the whole no caffeine, no alcohol bottom line, guys, i think i may need a more manageable fountain of youth plan. >> yeah. >> let me know what you come up with. >> by the way, tomatoes, i have to feel bad about eating those >> i would give up seven vince lombardi trophies for a tablespoon of olive oil. >> here's what people sometimes forget about brady, the 199th pick in the 2000 draft. >> yeah. >> look at him now.
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>> good for him. >> and gronk. >> he was eating tomatoes then >> table salt. al, a check of the weather. >> i need it, come on. >> me, too. >> let's show you what we have for today. we are looking at snowy conditions in the northeast and new england. beautiful in florida freezing fog in parts of northern texas and western oklahoma some snow showers in the western plains sunny skies through the southwest. a beautiful day th >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at storm ranger, we are seeing some light rain moving through this morning, mainly now from parts of marin county to san francisco, over toward the east bay. these spotty showers will linger for the next hour or so, but then left behind with clouds as we go into today as temperatures head up to near 60 degrees. we will clear out tomorrow and then on thursday, more rain moving in. we should take a break on friday
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good morning. it's 7:56. i'm laura garcia. here is what's happening now. >> reporter: pete suratos in san francisco. taking a look at how close bay area counties are to moving into the red tier. here are a look at some of the numbers for counties. case rates need to be under 7 per 100,000 people to move into the red tier which isn't the case fort counties. all the positivity rates for the counties do meet the criteria. the counties need to meet both thresholds in order to move into the right tier. >> good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. donald trump's impeachment trial begins today at 10:00 a.m. nbc will have special coverage. the first question senators will have to ask themselves is, is trying a former president who is out of office constitutional?
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most constitutional scholars say indeed it is. let's get a look at the forecast right now meteorologist kari hall. >> good morning. we're tracking some rain moving through, some light showers slowly making it through the bay area but we'll see this mostly for the next couple of hours and then clearing out later today, but as we track it with storm ranger, we can see the showers moving right through south city over toward san mateo and parts of the east bay and once again a lot of clouds, as we are going to see this rain moving out. tomorrow we're all clear and then another round of rain will be set to move in on thursday. this one could bring in some more widespread and measurable rain. clear for friday and rain again rain every other day here, as we go into the next week. rain today, clear tomorrow, rain again on thursday. clear on friday, and then some more showers moving in on saturday, as our temperatures hold steady with highs in the upper 50s. laura?
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>> all right, it will be so important to pay attention to that forecast. thanks, kari. another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning. want to save hundreds on your wireless bill? with xfinity mobile you can.
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it's 8:00 o it's 8:00 on "today. coming up, on trial. former president trump's unprecedented second impeachment trial gets under way today, accused of inciting the riot at the capitol. the president's legal team already taking aim >> we're doing a lot of damage to the country because people hate trump >> democrats laying out their case >> this was about him literally inciting a riot. >> this morning, a look at how long it could last, and the high stakes facing all sides. love and loss. >> i didn't intend for us to be on the news.
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i just felt helpless. >> noted relationship expert dr. laura berman details the tragic loss of her son after he bought. >> why more teens are turning drugs on snapchat. >> the lee lethality in one pill is something we haven't seen before >> why more teens are turning to social media to get drugs, and what parents need to look out for. ♪ baby, baby oops, i did it again ♪ plus, free britney. >> i love freedom. i love independence. >> a new documentary highlighting the fight for changes to britney spears' conservatorship. >> britney wants someone else to be in charge of her money and wants jamie, her father, to step down. >> support now pouring in for pop star britney spears from friends and fans and big name celebrities, amid a new documentary surrounding the legal fight over her rights. we detail the arrangement ahead of a court hearing on thursday and giving thanks. >> if you're receiving this letter, it's because i became aware you had a part in saving
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my life. >> a covid patient who spent four weeks in a coma reaches out to his health care heros months later to say thank you. >> there are people who truly appreciate what you do >> their emotional surprise reunion today, tuesday, february 9th, 2021. >> good morning "today" from cincinnati >> celebrating mom's. >> grandma's. >> nana's. >> 75th birthday today. >> in virginia. >> making birthday wishes come true. >> i'm on the "today" show >> we're members of the class of 2021. >> from maryland. >> covid canceled our trip to new york city, so our school brought the plaza to us. >> love you, "today" show! >> we love you right back. we are so flattered. we're going to be waiting for you, when y'all are ready, our plaza will be ready, and we'll
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be waiting for you thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. >> if you're just waking up and getting that cup of coffee, you can always set youdvr 00 a.m. each day. that's when we start we can wake up with you whenever you want, and you can still watch the whole show. news at 8:00 this is a momentous day in washington with the start of former president trump's second impeachment trial. he is charged with inciting the deadly insurrection at the capitol last month weekend "today" show co-host and white house correspondent kristen welker joins us with what to expect good morning >> reporter: there is heightened security at the capitol with the second impeachment trial of president trump set to get under way in hours from now. on monday senate leaders announcing a rapid timeline that could see the trial wrap up pretty quickly it starts at 1:00 p.m. today with up to four hours of debate, and a vote on whether the proceedings are constitutional then oral arguments set to get
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under way tomorrow it is still unclear if witnesses will be called with his speech before the riots began, including by urging his supporters to, quote, fight like hell mr. trump's lawyers dismissing that case as political theater they argue it is unconstitutional to try a president who is no longer in office overnight, both sides gearing up >> we have to put an end to donald trump's big lie once and for all. >> you're about to set in motion an historical precedent that will put at risk every future president. >> reporter: what's happening at the white house, well, president biden aiming to stress that, for him, it will be business as usual this week. he's hoping that the trial won't impact his agenda, so he's going to try to put the focus on pushing for his covid relief package, so that his efforts to get that passed don't lose momentum this week it could be a high hurdle, hoda. >> kristen, thank you so much. for the third time in just over a week, a winter storm is
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sweeping across much of the country. bitter cold moving in, along with the snow. below zero from montana to the midwest. roads are icing up, creating dangerous travel conditions. the frigid weather is adding to the challenges faced by anybody working outdoors by the end of the week, nearly every state, every state expected to record temperatures below the freezing mark. now to the latest on the pandemic and some encouraging news to start out. the number of new cases in this country down about 20% from last week new hospitalizations fell almost as much, as well this morning, some breaking news from the world health organization on the investigation into just how the pandemic started a team of investigators in wuhan, china, holding their first briefing to detail their findings so far. nbc's janis mackey frayer is in beijing for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: hi, craig good morning the world health organization team has spent the past few weeks looking at data and doing
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field work in wuhan. they came up with four possible explanations for how the coronavirus might have spilled over to humans of those possibilities, there's only one they're ruling out. they say it is extremely unlikely the virus leaked from a lab. this morning, new evidence but few answers from the world health organization team in wuhan. for the first time, addressing what they know now about the origins of the coronavirus >> did we change dramatically the picture we had beforehand? i don't think so did we improve our understanding? did we add details to that story? absolutely >> reporter: following two lines of investigation, human and animal, they say evidence indicates a natural origin to the virus, probably bats this doctor says the spillover to humans didn't happen at the market they followed supply chains, but
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the trail went cold. >> there was not circulation of in the country. >> reporter: the lack of any clear path to humans long stirred speculation the virus could have leaked from the wuhan institute of virology. the world health organization table. the w.h.o. team visited the lab but says it has ruled out a lab accident or leak as a possible driver for the pandemic. one hypothesis the w.h.o. is now exploring is a theory that china has pushed for months, that the virus made it to wuhan and, perhaps, into the country on frozen foods but with answers still in short supply here, the w.h.o. is trying to temper expectations. >> it takes time and that doesn't mean things are covered up >> reporter: what are the chances that we may never know >> those are real. those are real >> reporter: chinese officials call this the china part of the joint probe, implying they want other countries to be investigated, too.
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w.h.o. team says that it will no longer pursue research into the lab leak theory, so that's over. but where the investigation goes next is not clear. they talked about more research into what kind of animal might have played host they mentioned pangolins, minks, feline species like cats the frozen food theory, though, is more nuanced and political, because it's the one that china has advanced for months, as it's tried to deflect criticism and sow doubt that the virus even started here at all. craig? >> janis, what is a pangolin >> reporter: it is like an animal with scales that has a very long snout. unique to southeast asia >> okay, i just learned something new. thank you, janis. guys, 8:08 we have the news covered want a boost >> yes. >> nba marcus johnson, every
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♪ this is the first day of my life♪ ♪ i was born right in the doorway♪ ♪ i don't know where i am, ♪ ♪ i don't know where i've been♪ ♪ but i know where i wanna go♪ for a california family that's shining a light on something many parents may not know about, but definitely should. >> turns out, young people are able to find drugs on popular social media sites, including snapchat nbc's senior national correspondent kate snow is here with a really tragic story of that very thing happening. kate, good morning. savannah
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dr. laura berman is well-known for her expertise on love and relationships. she was a frequent guest here on "today." but on sunday, she and her husband lost their 16-year-old son, and they're speaking out because they want every parent and every child to know the danger of buying pills on snapchat it's a lethal combination. teens and 20-somethings stuck at home during the pandemic, and drug dealers using snapchat to push a deadly product. >> i didn't intend for us to be on the news. i just felt helpless all i was thinking about is that this couldn't happen again i was so furious and helpless. >> reporter: for years, dr. laura berman has offered advice on matters of the heart. on instagram monday, it was her own heart breaking my beautiful boy is gone, 16 years old, sheltering at home. a drug dealer connected with him on snapchat and gave him fentanyl-laced xanax, and he overdosed in his room. >> he asked his dad for a
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cheeseburger an hour later, i went into his room, because we've been talking about an internship for the summer that he wanted to do, and he was on the floor and gone >> reporter: i'm so sorry. playd sammy was a football player and a junior and into business and just built a biosphere in his bedroom. >> he was doing projects, full of intellectual curiosity, excited for the future. >> reporter: laura and her husband, say sam was bored and found a menu of drugs for sale on snapchat. >> this colorful menu came up with some man with a twitter handle who was promising to bring it by your house each different drug had a different color, the way a kid would love to see it snapchat is for the kids >> reporter: do you think your son knew he was ordering fentanyl
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>> no way. >> 50 times more potent than heroin the lethality of one pill is something we haven't seen before or faced >> reporter: the dea says people are ordering pills by names like xanax, but they're made of fentanyl, often manufactured in mexico. >> we've removed over 20,000 accounts from some social media sites as it relates to drug sales. >> reporter: ed and his wife, mary, have been keeping tally of deaths tied to snapchat, 20, including their son, charlie, who died three weeks before college graduation last may. >> they're greedy and want to make a profit. they don't care our kids are dying. it happens all the time. >> reporter: i'm sorry >> it's just every day is so hard i just miss him so much. >> reporter: they founded the non-profit song for charlie to warn others. >> snapchat is not the only platform where these kinds of
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pills and other drugs are sold it is certainly the most popular platform among retail drug dealers. >> reporter: do you think they're targeting young people >> absolutely. >> i think that if social media wants to pretend to be responsible, this is a great place for them to change their behavior the big tech is not taking responsibility for helping the police find the dealer >> reporter: snapchat expressed its deepest sympathies and said, in part, we are committed to working together with law enforcement in all instances where snapchat is used for illegal purposes we are constantly improving our technological capabilities to detect drug-related activity >> but when they see our son, and can relate to him, see what happened to him, you know, maybe it will sink in. and if it helps one kid, it's worth it >> reporter: laura and sam say that is the only reason they agreed to speak with us at such a terrible time.
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ed and mary are actively involved with many families who have lost children they want to work with snapchat. they think they could help snapchat better understand what's happening out there and make it changes to make it harder for illegal drugs to be advertised there >> kate, it's just a heartbreaking story on so many levels any tips for parents who are watching or listening? any tips to look out for >> reporter: it's hard as a parent of teenagers, i can tell you, the biggest tip is to talk with your kids. i did it yesterday, about the danger of fentanyl and how it's often packaged or sold as something else laura and sam wish they had known more about what sammy was doing on snapchat. like a lot of parents, they didn't even know the passcode for his phone. they're now waiting for apple to help unlock it they told me that that can't even happen until there is a death certificate. it's just so heartbreaking on so many levels, guys. >> hopefully they can track down whoever dropped that off at the house. we just want to say, dr. laura berman has been on our show
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many, many times, a friend of the show, and she shared her life with us thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family today >> what they're doing is not easy, but you can see she's just hoping it stops it for somebody else. >> that is a big help for parents watching they'll make sure to know their kids' passcodes. everything my kids are playing, i download it and play it. my wife thinks i'm crazy whether it is among us, tiktok, snapchat i want to see it as a parent, to see what they're navigating through. that might help, too mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> you can see we have the snow moving through the northeast and new england. some wet weather moving into central california, and some rain down through the southeast. we are looking at bitter cold temperatures today in the plains nice and warm down in florida. a little snowy, here in the . good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at storm
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ranger, we've been tracking some light rain moving through, mostly from san francisco not peninsula and over toward parts of the east bay. we are going to see this movin that rain moving through much of the peninsula right now. and as we go into the forecast, we'll see this rain chance today. and cloudy skies throughout this afternoon. sunshine tomorrow before some more widespread rain arrives on thursday. >> don't forget, take us with you out the door sirius xm, live at 1:00, "off the rails. >> seven-second delay. >> never, never. mr. daly, "pop start?" >> talking about britney spears. she's first up in "pop start." fans are rallying around her, following the release of a documentary called "framing britney spears," looking at her well-being and her family's control of her fortune "pop start" correspondent joe fryer has this story for us. >> i love freedom. i love independence.
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>> reporter: britney spears is back in the spotlight this morning. >> turn this way, britney. >> reporter: as the focus of a "new york times" documentary, "framing britney spears," showcasing the intense scrutiny of the pop princess, and raising new questions about why she's under a conservatorship controlling her finances, led by her father, jamie spears. >> britney wants someone else to be in charge of the money and her father to step down. >> reporter: though the star didn't participate in the film, spears' friends, insiders, and passionate fans tell her story, advocating for her freedom and independence >> i didn't then, nor do i now, understand what a conservatorship is, especially for somebody britney's age and somebody capable of so much that i know firsthand she's capable of. >> reporter: after the doc premiered, the "free britney movement" gained momentum online, including from stars like sarah jessica parker and demands for justice and apologies.
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the phrase, "we are sorry, >> all the different conversations it sparked about misogyny or tabloid culture or mental health conversations, and even just awareness of the conservatorship system has been really gratifying. >> reporter: the star spoke candidly about the conservatorship as part of a 2008 mtv documentary >> when i tell them the way i feel, it is like they hear me but they're really not listening. it's like, it's bad. >> we're seeing her functioning in a way that doesn't jive with the conservatorship, which is, we're going to take, essentially, control of your life because you are not able to manage your own life >> reporter: all eyes on the icon again, as she fights for control of her life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, new york >> crazy >> yeah. you've interviewed her a ton of times.
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>> known her since she was 16 in louisiana. a lot of time with her at mtv. i think, if you remember, when she was shaving her head, the infamous starbucks moment in malibu, there was a time when her mental health was so obvious she needed help, and the paparazzi -- i felt like it was another princess di moment, and people started to worry. the documentary has a lot of people talking right now. next up, the foo fighters frontman and former nirvana drummer has had a wild career. he stopped by graham norton's show and talked about the time he literally broke his leg after falling off a stage, but then kept the show going. >> we were at the stadium in sweden there was, like, 60,000 people there. we were two songs into the set like a clown, i fall off the stage, dislocated the ankle, tore the ligaments, break a bone they put me on a gurney and the guy says, ankle is dislocated, i have to put it in. i said to the tour manager, get
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me a whiskey my wife is next to me, i bit as hard as i could on the leather jacket, and the guy puts my ankle back in. i say, okay, can i go up and finish the show? he goes, no, because if i let go of your ankle, it is going to fall out i said, well, you're coming on stage with me right now. >> and he did. the guy goes and holds his ankle. >> geez. >> dave plays for another 2 1/2 hours. >> what? >> that's crazy. >> amazing >> by the way, new foo fighters record is out right now called "medicine at midnight. awesome. >> okay. >> really good a lot of bowie, a lot of prince, abba, rocking, really great. next up, someone we love, jamie lee curtis, like many of us during the pandemic, has been using airpods for her zoom meetings and facetime calls. but we are going to bet that this pair didn't work for her last video chat. there it is. the actress posting this on instagram, can you see it? >> popcorn. >> she wrote, i'm over this
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isolation thing. i picked up my earpod, put it in, and was trying to figure out why i couldn't hear. comments rolled in, and they were funny one person wrote, it needs a good charge. the kicker, al, did your ears pop? >> she could hear "pop start." cue the sappy music. it is time for round two of our rom-com bracket. we asked you viewers to vote for your favorite romantic comedies leading up to valentine's day. we have the elite eight. hoda, sorry. >> don't let me down. >> "love actually" is out, but it was knocked out by the nachos of rom-coms, "pretty woman." 62% to 38% it faces another juggernaut, "when harry met sally. wow, took down "bridget jones. >> i had that going all the way. >> your rom-com bracket is busted >> "sleepless in seattle" and "my big fat greek wedding. "something has to give" faces
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"how to lose a guy in 10 days. a bit of an update "notting hill" taking down "overboard," now going against "you've got mail." >> "say anything"? >> out. >> tomorrow, steve kornacki is opening in sonoma county for people over 70. the first is today on the campus of santa rosa junior college, also the press democrat reports the county is now vaccinating teachers after a one-week delay, about 1,000 teachers and day care workers have expected to receive vaccines by the end of this week. there's no timetable yet for the return to public schools. and i know we have some rain in the forecast. started off a little cool but let's see what the rest of the day has in hold. we have meteorologist kari hall to give us a forecast.
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yes, we're tracking some light rain for us this morning but then just mostly cloudy the rest of today. we are going to see another storm system coming in by thursday, and that's going to bring in some heavier, more widespread rain. when it gets here we'll start to spread in some of that rain during the afternoon to evening hours. it will be a quick mover and moving out by friday. another chance of rain behind that. we basically have rain every other day here, light showers right now, sunshine tomorrow, rain returning on thursday, clear on friday. then saturday, we'll be watching out for more scattered showers. i'll have another local news update for you in a half an your.
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♪ welcome back, everybody. 8:30, tuesday morning, 9th of february, 2021 we have a good half hour ahead, starting with one of the biggest gospel music stars in the world. >> kirk franklin he's done a lot of things in his career one thing he has not done yet, a podcast. i talked to mr. franklin a couple days ago about his new venture into podcasting, his beloved music. >> what's this what is going on here? >> oh. >> that'll be in a l >> take you to church? >> he did. >> what was the hymn
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>> you have to wait to see >> accompany on the violin >> i did not. >> what about french horn? >> i knew that was coming. no oboe or bassoon. >> the team that brought us "bridesmaids," kristen wiig and annie mumolo are going to join us with a new movie with a name that savannah and hoda can't stop saying. "barb and star go to vista del mar. >> looking forward to that. hoda has a can't-miss story on a covid survivor who has a lot to be grateful for he set out to personally thank everyone involved in his care, from the main doctor to the janitor and hoda helped him do it face-to-face. on the third hour, a special consumer confidential.
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there's the camera how to have important conversations about money with your spouse, with your kids, even with your parents as well first, al, a check of that weather. >> let's show you what we have, starting off with today. we are watching some snow in the northeast and new england. nice and warm down in florida. bitter cold in the plains. it will be making its way to the south. tomorrow's map, you see light snow developing through the mississippi and ohio river valleys. icy conditions to the south. rain along the gulf. sunshine in the western third of good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall taking a look at storm ranger, we are watching some scattered showers moving through as you're heading out the door, mostly from the peninsula and parts of the east bay. the rain mostly this morning but then clouds throughout the day. temperatures reach near 60 degrees. tomorrow we'll get a lot more sunshine but we'll also have rain coming in by thursday. we're clearing out on friday before another storm system comes in on saturday, and more rain on monday.
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>> and that's your latest weather. weather. hodster? fnklin. so inspiring ♪ someone asked a question why do we sing ♪ >> i think we know why i think we know why we don't sing. >> aw. >> can't wait. >> can't wait. >> i thoughtt sounded good i
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♪ we always have a big party, it's a big thing for us. everyone gets together... to just have fun. the happy chaos... a lot of noise and... for me, i just enjoy it all... ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> announcer: the citi music series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi >> we're back. 8:35 i wonder if we're calling it the citi music series because craig is singing >> let's hope not. >> craig, you got a chance to chat with, and sing with, a childhood inspiration, gospel superstar, who is doing his part to bring positivity into the world. >> he is, hoda kirk franklin, producer, songwriter, one of the most
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recognizable names in gospel music, now is out with a new podcast called "good words." it is featuring new, original music. it is also a place where he says culture meets faith. ♪ do you want a revolution do you want a revolution ♪ >> reporter: for nearly 30 years, 51-year-old kirk franklin has been bringing gospel music to the forefront as perhaps the most successful gospel artist today. blending his unique style and message of faith and scripture often with a hip hop beat. ♪ if you don't know now you know ♪ >> reporter: not only topping the gospel charts but the pop ones, as well. and winning countless awards along the way. including 16 grammys but with success also came bumps in the road. i remember when you first burst onto the scene, there wasn't this huge embrace of kirk franklin and his version of gospel music. >> sometimes there are some
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people that i work with, like when i worked with kanye, there were a couple concerts that canceled on me it comes and i'm okay with it, as long as i know that i'm clear in who i serve and who i love and who loves me ♪ let me tell you ♪ >> reporter: growing up in ft. worth, texas, where he lives today, franklin showed a gift for music at an early age, directing his first adult choir at the age of 11 he's been singing ever since, and his genuine love for gospel is infectious and inspiring personally i was in the new life baptist church choir. >> come on, new life >> reporter: and there was this song, it was the first kirk franklin song i came to know and love, and it was, "why we sing." someone asked the question. >> give me a little bit. go and give me a little bit. come on, give me some. ♪ someone asked a question why do wsing ♪
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>> come on ♪ when we lift our hands to jesus what do we really mean ♪ ♪ you may be wondering when we sing our song ♪ ♪ at times, we may be crying ♪ ♪ nothing is even wrong ♪ it's legit thank you, thank you >> brother, you can hold a note. >> reporter: well, you're kind i think it might be a delay, but thank you. now, franklin is bringing that same relatable approach to faith with a new podcast, called, "good words with kirk franklin." from the heart conversations with celebrities a about things like religion, race, politics, and music in today's world. >> the energy in there is so thick. >> yes, sir. >> arguably, a scientist could go in with the right bag,
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capture it, release it in their room, and feel the same thing. >> i think that there's been this aura of perfection and an elitist approach to faith that needs to be destroyed. and so we can all see ourselves as the same patient in the hospital sometimes, as people of faith, we have communicated, like, we're the doctors, and everybody else is sick instead of realizing that my hospital bed is right next to yours. ♪ we need a strong god ♪ >> reporter: during these times of uncertainty, division, and injustice, franklin contends his new podcast is perfect for these times, because we could all use some good words right now. are there any good words you'd like to leave the "today" show audience with? >> yes, yes, yes the reason why the rear-view mirror is smaller than the front windshield is because where you're going is a lot bigger than where you've been
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>> kirk franklin. >> nice. >> inspiring for a couple decades now. his new podcast, i checked out the first one, solid >> great convo. >> so you're singing. >> hello >> al, i think, judged a little early. >> i did. >> you going to lay down that track? >> i am not. >> turn me up in the headphones. i have something to say. >> don't worry about that happening again. "good words with kirk franklin" is out today, and the first episode features pharrell. you can find it on apple podcast and anywhere that you listen to podcasts i've always enjoyed the fact he makes gospel music approachable. >> yes. >> you were having a good time yourself that was fun, craig. thank you. >> thank you. coming up next, guys, get ready to laugh because we have lined up the "bridesmaids" reunion we've all been wishing and dreaming kristen wiig and annie mumolo are together and here. >> celebrating ten years of their blockbuster and the hilarious idea of their new movie, "barb & star go to vista del mar.
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welcome backo behind kristen wiig and annie mumolo are an amazing comedic duo behind the movie "bridesmaids. one of the funniest movies marking its tenth anniversary. >> let's look forward. the real-life besties co-star in their new movie called "barb & star go to vista del mar." they're inseparable friends who pack up their best culottes for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. >> did you see that restaurant >> almost time for dinner. >> and a cocktail? >> star! >> okay, you go to the bathroom and lay out the bottom and tops. >> know what we should wear? >> evening culottes. >> good morning. >> hi. >> your accents are on par. >> oh, stop.
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>> we've literally been working on it all morning. >> talking like barb and star all morning long we can't stop. once you start -- >> it's true. >> savannah did it in a tease for real, i mean, on the show, accidentally >> tell us about barb and star kristen, you can start where did this idea come from, and where have they been all our lives? we love them. >> oh, my gosh, thank you. i feel like the seeds of barb and star were planted many years ago at the groundlings annie and i wrote a lot together, and we've always gravitated toward these middle-aged women who are very similar with big wigs. i don't know, here it is >> well, we love these ladies. annie, i was reading that when you and kristen were writing "bridesmaids," you had a lot of good material and worked in a "barb and star" type person in
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the script, but the folks in charge went, no, these people do not belong in this script. is that how it went down >> yeah. it was maya's character's mother we just wrote so many scenes with her talking about costco. we would turn the versions of the script in, and they'd be, like, no, that doesn't have anything to do with anything all those scenes got cut we were proud of those. >> you know who is having the last laugh barb and star. now, they have their own movie i love, also, the music. some of the musical send-ups, the numbers, the choreography, and i was just delighted to hear that y'all wrote the music annie, there are some beautiful lines in the story about the seagulls the whole thing, it is very touching >> touching. we had so much fun writing
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all of the music annie and i are huge musical lovers, and the fact we got a chance to write our own stuff, with the help of, you know, guys that do it, we had the best time. >> watching the prancing on the beach was a sight to behold. how did you keep it together, annie, when this was all going on >> oh my, watching jamie do somersaults and leaps and rolls in the sand, oh, my gosh, he was such a dream we put him through so much because it was so hot. he went out on that beach, and it was, you know, caribbean temperatures in the middle of july he was just, like, leaping and rolling. he just went with the whole thing. he was so game for everything. oh, my god, jamie was just incredible, yeah >> that was my favorite scene. >> fun to watch.
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>> it really was i mean, i have to say, do you think barb and star -- i know it is just coming out, but do you see a sequel for barb and star >> oh, gosh. >> i don't know. >> goodness. >> where do we go? >> where would they go >> it would have to rhyme with their names. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> "barb and star go to vista del mar. check it out, it'll make you giggle available everywhere you rent movies starting this friday. coming up next, the special reunion we helped to pull off between a man who survived covid and a huge team at the hospital who cared for him. the otional thank you you em this is a no-nonsense message from three. small business insurance is uto understand it.ated, ar
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we're backave a special story about how gratitude can grow i got to meet a really incredible guy, his name is jeffrey gerson he was hospitalized with covid, in a coma for a month at nyu
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langone here in new york after he made a full recovery, he wanted to thank the health care workers who helped keep him alive, from the doctor to the janitor. he sat down and wrote a thank you note to all 116 of them. he never got a chance to thank them face-to-face, until now >> started with a fever on friday the 13th. i suspect this might be covid. >> reporter: they're giving you oxygen, but that is not sufficient what did they ask you? >> we think we need to intubate you. is that okay >> you get intubated, close your eyes, and four weeks later, you open your eyes >> there was a nurse in my room the moment i opened my eyes. her face lit up, and she said, "do you know where you are do you know what you've just been through we're so happy to see you're awake. can i help you call your friends and family?" my heart was so filled with appreciation, that i felt like a letter was a perfect way to just
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be able to write everything i was feeling and get it all out there. >> reporter: would you indulge me and just read a little of that letter? >> certainly, certainl if you'r it's because i've become aware that you had a part in saving my life i showed up at the emergency room on march 18th, 2020, with 103 degree fever and uncontrollable cough all of you know more about what happened the next four weeks, and what happened in the interim is nothing short of miraculous what i remember when i woke up that morning was seeing jeffrey, 44 years, covid positive, written backwards from my vantage point on the door to my room i couldn't stop thinking how many of you saw that written on my door and still entered my room anyway, to provide me the best possible care [ applause ] i want you all to know that my life is as full and complete as my recovery, and i have each of you to thank for that. continue doing what you do
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continue being the heros you are. know you will forever have my gratitude. >> reporter: that is incredibly beautiful. i have to let you in on just a tiny little secret, your health care heros, your doctors, your nurses, have been listening. they're on this call with us as we speak. >> oh, my gosh. >> one by one by one what does it mean for you in this moment, to look on the screen and see these faces >> i haven't had the opportunity to tell you how grateful i am. and, you know, this happens at a time when you guys are still out there and you're still on the front lines. you need to know that there are people -- that there are people who truly appreciate what you do >> reporter: where is gargi, the manager of the icu. >> hi. >> hi, gargi. >> reporter: what is it like lookin happy?
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cared for, who was really critically ill, and then you don't really expect that person to reach out months later. so it was a really beautiful sort of closure. >> i'm happy that -- to have been contacted by gargi after her letter she is the brand-new mother of a baby boy, with whom she was pregnant when she was treating me her response to me, when she got the letter, was, i struggled every day to know whether going to work was in the best interest of me when i was pregnant. whether i was putting my baby's life at risk she said that having r the letter, seeing how well i'm doing, made it all worth it. >> i think the resiliency of all of this is what we just need to remember >> i want to set an example of
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how to be grateful, how to be thankful i want my son to see this. i want him to know, this is what you do for people who take care of you in a very special way >> sweet guy >> wow that's the greatest hoda boost ever. >> such an incredible guy. we went through and talked to different people one was someone who was a janitor. he said thank you to each person he is an incredible guy. it made me think, like, when we leave the hospital, do we ever look back and say thank you? i was actually saying this to roker the other day, and he walked in and you had just delivered donuts to the hospital that did your surgery. i thought about, there are few people who do that it is something we could all learn from >> folks who took care of my dad in his last days >> yeah. >> you appreciate the kindness and grace of people who are just doing their jobs, but do it so well. >> and the magic of a letter. >> to tell them is such a gift it is so beautiful it gives so much meaning and purpose. >> yes
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if you can't do all that, you can write a letter it struck me, one letter, and he found all those people so he actually got a nurse to help him track everybody down. >> i love what he said, about wanting his son to see that. >> yeah. >> his son had an example of how to be. that was great man, it was great. >> thank you for that. >> nice one to end this first two hours on we have much more coming up. nothing like that though coming up in the third hour third and fourth hours coming up, including some great last-minute gifts that will arrive in time for valentine's day. you've done your shopping, i know >> i have. >> sounds like it. >> someday >> first, your local news. >> sunday, sunday. >> back after your local news.
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good morning, it's 8:56, i'm cierra johnson, new this morning, san jose police are investigating a homicide. officers found the body of a man around 2:00 this morning around santa clara, not far from highway 101. the investigation closed surrounding streets. police so far are saying little
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about the crime including how the man died or if any arrests have been made. and levi stadium now opening as a mass vaccination clinic. organizers hope to give out 50,000 shots a day to start, ramping it up to doses as the supplies increase, making levi's the largest vaccine site in california. you will need an appointment to get a shot but if you're over 65 you no longer have to go through your health care provider. happening now, we have a crew on site. you can check out our twitter feed for video and any developments or link right now to our home page, and, of course, we're keeping a close eye on the start of the senate impeachment trial for donald trump. lawmakers expected to hear arguments for the next several days, starting with the constitutionality with the trial with trump now out of office. stay with nbc bay area for live coverage, expected to get under way around 10:00 this morning.
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returning to the classroom, where some students are set to resume in person learning tomorrow. plus, part of our special black history month coverage, i'll reveal a person in my life and why he inspires me, tomorrow morning 4:30 to 7:00.
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the "3rd hour of today." >> good morning, everybody. welcome to the "3rd hour of today." it's tuesday, february 9th. al along here with sheinelle and craig. dylan taking the morning off. >> that was a nice shot. did you see the shot john gave us off the top? >> spun that around. >> john, do it again. >> really? back it up? >> we have to get out of the way, the stage manager. >> let me watch this time. what happened? >> this is the "3rd hour of today". >> welcome, everybody. >> on game. >> we have a great show. we have stephanie ruhle, who is going


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