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>> the iowa caucuses just two weeks from today. those americans held prisoner in iran for years on their way home this morning, president obama celebrating their release. and what we're learning about their ordeal this morning as their families speak out. crash landing. dramatic newewideo of a rocket attempting to land on a ship at sea. it tips over after touching down and then explodes. what went wrong that led to this fiery end how do you like me now and a big weekend of hail marys, costly fumbles and a coin flip controversy in the nfl. now the two biggest names in football set to face off, tom brady versus peyton manning with a trip to the super bowl at stake. live in times square,his is "good morning america." and good morning, america on
let's take a look live at the rtin luther king jr. memorial in washington, d.c. we honor the civil right's legend this morning. such a beautiful sight. the race for the white house heating up in a big way on two fronts over the holiday weekend. george sat down with republican front-runner donald trump. those gloves are coming off against ted cruz. >> they did not hold back last night. the democratic debate, the final one before the first votes in iowa. two weeks from today, hillary clinton and bernie sanders mixing it up. we were there in charleston for all of it. hillary may be the national front-runner but with sanders so strong in new hampshire and iowa, she chose to attack. >> oh, boy did she, george. hillary clinton chose to attack, attack and attack again. but so did bernie sanders. if you had a questqon about how close this race is, all you
last night. >> they were face to face and they went head to head. >> the comments that senator sanders has made that don't just affect me. i can take that. >> you've received over $600,000 in spking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> overnight hillary clinton and bernie sanders taking their campaign trail war to the south carolina debate stage. clintoto accusing sanders of flip-flopping on gun control. >> he voted to let guns go on to amtrak, guns go into national rks. he voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives. >> well, i think secretary clinton knows that what she says is very disingenuous. i have a "d" minus voting record from the nra. >> sanders accusing clinton of lying about his health care plan. >> that is nonsenue.
i helped write it. >> reporter: the vermont senator on the defensive, too. his universal health care plan that would raise taxes on the middle class unveiled two hours before the start of the debate. >> i have say i'm not sure whether we're talking about the plan you just introduced tonight or we're talking about the plan you introduced nine times in the congress. >> reporter: the one thing they didn't fight about, the very topic hillary clinton was hoping to avoid, her husband. >> yes, his behavior was deplorable. have i ever once said a word about that issue? no, i have not. i'm going to debate secretaryry clinton and governor o'malley on the issues facing the american people, not bill clinton's personal behavior. >> reporter: he said he didn't want to go there but then kind of did go there. hillary clinton did talk about her husband once. her husband. she was asked what kind of role bill clinton would play. she said we'll start as a kitchen table role and see where we go. there was a name she didn't
trump, not even once. and the republicans going at it as well. >> absolutely. the attacks are escalating between trump and cruz. the billionae with his hardest hits against cruz as the race between them grows even tighter. abc's tom llamas is here with details on that. good morning to o u. >> good morning to you. on twitter and on tv, trump is telling people cruz is a natural-born canadian. cruz dismissing that as a side show and launching his attacks showing trump is no true conservative. this morning there's no mistake how donald trump feels about the man hoping to beat him in wa. senator ted cruz. >> look, the truth is he's a sty guy. >> trump telling george cruz is a, quote, hypocrite, for railing against big banks even though he took loans from them to fund his campaign which the fec says he failed to properly report. >> he wants s look like robin hood. he's the one protecting people from the banks but he's borrowing money and not
>> cruz sticking with his attack that trump embodies new york values tweeting out a link from this 1999 trump interview. >> i'm very pro-choice and it may be a little bit of a new york background, because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country. i was raisese in new york and grew up and work and everything else in new york city. >> george, asking trump about it. >> it's led a lot of conserve toughs to think, boy, maybe he's going to switch again. >> it doesn't matter what they think. it doesn't matter. they understand me. they understand trade. i don't consider myself to be anything. >> overnight a super pac supporting ted cruz putting out a video again using trumps own words. this time from a fundraiser where the billionaire showed gushing support for cruz. >> he is now in very, very popular and important figure in all of our lives. >> and on top of those videos cruz is also actively trying to
yesterday he told people at his town hall if they know someone who is going to vote for trump, simply ask them if you've ever been burned by a politician. george, it's getting good. >> let's talk about it now with our political analyst matthew dowd. let's start with the trump/cruz battle. it will go down to the wire in iowa now. trump releasing the attacks and cruz suggesting trtrp is a liberara and he's going to turn that way again. who's getting the better of this argument? >> george, it's gone from stand by me to gangs of new york in the course of three days. i think in the end no one benefits from this. but i think that donald trump comes out the winner, he starts ahead in almost every single state except for iowa. the other person i think that might benefit from this is marco rubio. he's out of the battle and fire and he may be able to rise a little in the establishment lane. but right now i think the cruz/trump fight doesn't benefit either one. >> rubio has high favorables. how about the democratic debate
>> i think everybody did fine. i think hillary stood well in the course of this. i think what's going to change this race is iowa. we saw that in 2008 the caucus results in iowa, barack obama was behind hillary clinton and wins iowa and the race closed dramatically. i think bernie sanders is counting on in the course of this. the debate was everybody did fine but iowa mattered. >> it does. okay, matthew dowd, two weeee from todayay we move on to the story of the americans freed. three of them on their way home reunited with mily after harrowing last minute hitches and we'll talk to the brother of "washington post" r rorter jason rezaian after chief white house correspondent john carl brings us the latest on how the deal went down. good morning. >> good morning, george. these americans have been held for years on what u.s. officials say were entirely bogus charges of espionage and their freedom after 14 months of touch and go negotiations that went right up until the last minute. this morning, the americans who
now freed and reunited with family at the u.s. military base in landstuhl, germany. they're getting muchcheeded medical treatment before coming back home to america. their first stop out of iran was geneva where "washington post" reporter jason rezaian was greeted by the u.s. official who helped n notiate his release. after being detained for more than a year and a half on charges of espionage. also on that flight out of iran, amir hekmati, held for more than four years at the notorious evin prisonn his sister and brother-in-law were all smiles on their way to meet him. and pastor saeed abedinini imprisoned and away from family for more than three and a half years. >> i told my kids, i said daddy's released from prison. you'll see him soon. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama celebrated the long overdue release. >> they never gave in and they never gave up.
deep fresh air of freedom. >> in exchange for their freedom, the obama administration agreed to release seven iranians. who dropped arrest warrants on 14 others and also agreed to pay $1.7 billion to settle a financial dispute with the iranian government. >> not included in this prisoner swap was former fbi agent robert lelenson. he disappeared in iran back in 2007 but the iranians say they don't know where he is. now, george, this deal comes down just as that landmark nuclear deal goes into effect, dropping sanctions on iran, freeing up billions, tens of billions of dollars in iranian assets. the white house says this deal on the prisoners is entirely unrelated to that t al. george? >> we are joined from germany by jason's brother, ali. i know you're a happy man this morning.
jason by phone. how's he doing? >> he's happy to be out and on his way home. he's fortunate to have the folks here at the hospital in landstuhl taking care of him. and he wants to move along as soon as he can. he's respectful of the process they have and is just thankful for everything that everybody is doing for him. >> how is his health? >> i think he's doing okay. i mean, he's mostly been neglected for a long time. i haven't seen him personally. i'll probably know better in the next@day. the doctors haven't come back and sa there's anything serious right now. our main concern is to make sure he integrates back in and gets the right psychological treatment that he needs so he can be successful and come back home soon. >> the negotiations over his release so complicated. a lot of ups and downs over the last 14 months, including right at the last minute, it appeared for a while that the iranians were not going to let jason's wife and mom leave with him. that was never going to happen. he would not leave without them. >> you know, it had been
my mom said she wouldn't leave without yegi. the iranians had been persistent saying they weren't going to let him go but the u.s. government was adamant about that. you know it just goes to show you these guys have been trying to control his lasas foror the past 18 months and wouldn't let him go. it wouldn't stop. >> i know there are a lot of people you would le to thank foj helping with jason's release. >> there's so many folks out there. first and foremost, "the post." jason's other colleagues have been so supportive of him. and then like reporters without borders and the press club. there have been hundreds of thousands of people that have put their support out for jason and d 's actually really only starting to see that right now. he's been able to watch it on tv and starting to see the reporting. he really didn't know what was going on. i mean, 18 months with maybe thehe last 6 months being able to watch iranian state tv. he doesn't know what's going on in the world. >> so hard to imagine and so
now for his release. what do you say to the critics of the deal who say it sets a bad precedent for the united states? >> you know, i'm just happy to i haven't looked at the details of the deal. what i do know is both the senate and the congress voted unanimously on resolutions saying that the president should use everything in his disposal to bring the americans home. fortunately, mr. abedini, amir hekmati and jason were all able to come home, as well as some other folks that were released. thankfully the president, secretary kerry and the ambassador worked hard to bring them home. >> a day of great relief for all of us. congratulations to you and your brother. enjoy that reunion. >> thank you v vy much. >> a lot of happy moments for them ahead. >> great news they are okay. however, in a separate story the search for three american contractors believed to have
way as we speak. abc's martha raddatz has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: the three american citizens were reportedly taken from an apartment building where their interpreter lived. the area is near the baghdad international airport where the contractors were doing work. the state department this morning saying they are doing what they can to locate the americans. iraqi forces fanning out across e city. the area where they were seized is controlled by shiite militias, not isis, but the u.s. is doing whatever possible to find these contractors. >> thank you so much. now to dan harris for today's other top stories starting with some very, very sad news coming out of ohio. >> that's right. we're going to start in ohio where police arrested a man near columbus. it's unclear what led up to the shooting. but police say earlier the suspect told his
and near salt lake city, utah, another police officer killed in the line of duty. douglas barney. an 18 year veteran was shot after a car crash. we have some dramatic video this morning of the latest attempt by spacex to launch a satellite into the orbit. the launch was a success but the attempt to land the rocket on a ship failed. it tipped over bursting into flames. as you can see here. last month spacex landed a reusable rocket on the ground but has befn unable thus f to land one on a ship. overseas, there are reports this morning that isis has kidnapped 400 people in a city in eastern syria, a region rich in oil. isis fighters killed more thth 130 other people in that area. when this boat erupted in 60 passengers and crew forced to jump overboard. they were rescued, however, we're happy to report, a short time later. finally, it will be the
the panthers versus the cardinals next weekend. but our favorite moment came off the field. behold unbridaled shock and joy on the face of this little girl. she was in the stands when running back jonathan stuart handed her the ball after scoring the first touchdown. i felt that joy last year when jesse predicted the patriots would lose and i predicted they would win. one of us was right. one of us was wrong. >> i woree the patriots tie the next morning in honor of you. >> you did. >> you might get lucky again this year. >> you hold grudges for a year? >> yes, i hold grudges. >> drop the bags. in other sports news new allegations rocking the world of professional tennis. with t t australian open getting under way this morning, some of the sports players facing serious accusations of fixing matches. david wright has the story. >> reporter: this mning as the auralian open kicks off down under, a bombshell threatens the
a report on allegations of widespread match fixing implicating some more competitive players on the grand slam circuit. buzzfeed news and the bbc report on documents they say were leaked from a secret investigation commissioned by professional tennis. >> this is a growing problem. it's huge. ananthe integrity unit i inot getting to grip with it. >> the reports point to gambling syndicates in russia and sicily and whistle blowers say sought to fix matches at grand slam events including wimbledon. serena williams and novak djokovic w we asked about the report just hours ago at the australian open. djokovic called it a crime against sport. admits people close to him were approached about giving him $200,000 to throw a first round match in russia in 2007. he says he dropped out of the tournament instead and doesn't want to be linked to this kind of thing. williams says she doesn't know anything about it, telling the
playing, i play very hard and every player i play seems to play hard. among the players implicated in the reports, more than a dozen who ranked in the top 50 recent years, including eight players scheduled to play in the 2016 australian open. >> a group between six and ten players really who were the main focus of the evidence that we had dug up. >> officials with pro-tennis insist they take the issue serious and and that the sports tennis integrity unit always follows up. for "good morning america" david wright, abc news, new york. >> no names have been released st yet. >> you think it would be easier to fix matches in an individual sports where you have more control over the outcome. this is really interesting. >> we'll be watching. let's go outside to rob. boy, cold and snow coming to times square and a lot on the way. >> george, it's 11 degrees right now with the wind chill. we have got a good crowd bundled
it will be cold for the next couple of days. look at the numbers out west. the cold has brought snow and slick conditions. bronx river pileup in yonkers, pileup there. be careful. northeast getting snow. in boston. windchills out with temperatures feeling well below zero.another very cold day is ahead of us, but at least we should climb back above zero today. wind chills, however, will stay below zero, around -10 to -20. we'll have a fairly sunny sky today
western towns. we'll dip below zero again tonight under a mostly clear sky with clouds increasing toward dawn. light snow develops tomorrow afternoon and continues into tomorrow night. most of us will pick up a dusting up to two inches, although a bit more is posble well south of i-80. we'll finally warm a bit, too, with and coming up here on "gma." sean penn speaks out for the first time about his intervrvw with druglord el chapo revealing his biggest regret. >> and "gma" investigates. reaching for those gloves, could
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nw 5-10 a 7:30. welcome back to "good morning america." you are looking live at the martin luther king jr. memorial in washington, d.c. as the nation commemorates dr. king's birthday this morning and we are celebrating his legacy coming up. >> hope you're enjoying your martin looker king day. also right now, hillary clinton and bernie sanders back at it on the campaign trail after last night's face-off. their final debate before the
the democrats going head-to-head on health care, guns and wall street. next weekend, an epic showdown, tom brady and the patriots will take on the broncos. the panthers are taking on the cardinals. >> that is going to be a gre game. both great games. speaking of football everybody, take a look at this
7-year-old, his mom says if you can believe it he was bullied for being a seahawks fan living in south carolina. well the team m y not have won this weekend but that little guy got a pretty amazing surprise. guess who is coming to his defense? jesse will have his story. >> he got the last laugh. an amazing story and the seattle seahawks came through for him, too. >> that is coming up. we begin with sean penn. he is setting the record straight about his secret interview with the world's most notorious drug lord.
the capture of el chapo. >> penn says he was stunned at el chapo and accuses the mexican government of setting him up by calling him essential and putting him right in the cartel's cross hairs. this morning actor sean penn speaking out about meeting the world's most wanted druglord. >> i was stunned that he would risk
our trip. i was stunned. >> reporter: insisting to "60 minutes" sunday night that his 60-minute jungle meeting with el chapo pass ill tatd by mexican soap star kate del castillo. >> there was this myth about t t visit we made. weeks earlier in a place nowhere near where he was captured. >> but penn hints the mexican and u.s. governments may have used him as a patsy. and that el chapo, the man blamed for thousands of deaths
actually be a scapegoat. >> i think to overdemonize any human being is not in our best interest. >> he says he got el chapo by tracking him with whom he was smitten. it was only because of kate del castillo that penn got the interview. in text messages el chapo admitted he had no idea who the actor was, even mangling his name in this s deo testimony. penn concedes there's a chance he's in el chapo's crosshairs. >> they've dealt with law enforcement issues for a long time. they've dealt with miminformation for a long time. there are irrational people. so i can't say for sure, you know, that there's no risk. >> he's full of regret, he says, but not because of the danger. but because the article failed to bring about a debate about the war on drugs. >> my article failed. let me be clear.
>> reporter: penn also lamented the current state of journalism, he and "rolling stone" agreed to give the drugg lord editorial control over the article. which he didn't use. he may have been too busy running from the mexican mamanes. switching gears to a murder mystery in paradise. a top producer from our abc station in chicago found dead while on vacation in belize. this morning, police are hunting for her killer. lindsay janice is here with the details. >> reporter: police in belize are searching for clues and interviewing workers at the resort where ann swayne was staying. this morning,en froms and family desperately searching for answers trying to understand why american journalist ann swayne was brutally murdered while on vacation. >> she felt safe there. we felt safe letting her go alone. >> reporter: the digital
veteran of our abc station in chicago, wls, was traveling alone at this farm resort in belize. >> i spent a couple days with her last year. a vivid outdoor person. >> reporter: she chose to stay behind while others went horse back riding. when they returned, she was gone, her purple yoga mat and other belongings left behind. >> did a quick search. she wasn't around. we notified the police. >> reporter: her body found friday, an autopsy revealing she was strangled. >> there were bruises around her neck and on either side of headd there was ceration. >> reporter: the same day investigators taking a guatemalan fisherman into custody, saying he was in the area at the time of swayne's disappearance. he's not yet been charged with any crime.
of interest in the case. her cell phone is stillll missing and police are trying to track it. friends and colleagues say she was an excellent journalist and great person. >> very strange. very sad. thank you. we movee on too the backlash over lack of diversity in oscar nominations. >> reporter: just days after husband will smith's best actor oscar snub for his role in "concussion" jada pinkett smith taking the academy awardsead on for the lack of diversity in thth year's nominees. hinting at a possible boycott of the show. tweeting saturday, at the oscars, people of color are always welcome to give out awards, en entertain but we are rarely r rognized for artistic accomplishments. should people of color refrain
working to make the academy more diverse. >> we are working for inclusion. >> reporter: but the lack of diversion in this year's nominee pool, reviving oscars so white and serving as late-night fodder. >> here's a quick recap of each of the best picture nominees. i will be playing all the parts. because every nominee this year is white. >> reporter: oscars host chris rock tweeting out a new promo with the caption the oscars, the white b.e.t. awards. while don cheadle joked back, you could find him parking cars on gl level during the show and "straight out of compton" producer will packer taking to facebook to voice his frustration frustration, we have to do better, period. rapper ice cube speaking out on wendy williamsage thursday. >> i'm not surprised.
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sometimes they do that. so what germs are on our gloves? we took to the snowy environments. >> can i swab your gloves. >> we are swabbing gloves. >> to swab wool, leather and nylon. tested for bacteria and viruses. >> how often do you wash? >> never. i never think about it. scary. >> we even swabbed some fellow abc news employees. >> i have a cold. i'm kind of scared to see what will happen. >> you're holding your own gloves. i can be self-conscious about it. >> the results, 26 of the 27 samples we tested were positive for bacteria. while most are harmless, nine of those tested positive for bacteria like staph or mrsa, which could bearmful if they came in contact with an open wound. and one sample is the corona virus which is a cause of the common cold.
>> my gloves are disgusting. >> that's scary. >> i think i'm going to be more conscious about my gloves like where i put them. >> every time your glove comes into contact you're taking away some of the bacteria that was on that surface. >> here's the good news. dr. wittier says bacteria on gloves or glasses may not last that long. just hours or minutes in some cases. >> it's not going totoe live on the glove very long because it has nothing to help it survive. >> experts say don't keep your gloves balled up in your pockets. let them air-dry. wash them often and use a disinfectant wipe
for certain fabrics but -- >> the number one rule is always be conscious not to touch your face. >> ooh, i'm not doing that ever again. >> for "good morning america" becky worley abc news, new york. >> have you ever done that? to get your gloves off? >> maybe once or twice. >> will you ever do it again? >> no. coming up on "good morning america," the little kid bullied
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back now with the best day of one young football fan's life bululed for being a seattle seahawks fan. he had an experience sunday that would make any football fan jealous. abc has the story. >> reporter: the biggest dream coming true for the smallest fan. >> yeah, look who it s. >> 7-year-old ade lewis is a third generation seattle seahawks fanatic. but he has a big problem. >> they were all saying the same thing like ooh, seahawks that made me feel kind of sad. >> ade lives in panther territory, charleston, south carolina. so when he started wearing his new green and blue hat to school every day, he got bullied by the other kids. >> on thursday i asked him, you
with all the boos today and he said well i'm used to it now. >> his mom posting this pic on facebook last week. a smiling ade dawning his beloved seahawks' cap. that post went viral. over 200,000 likes and counting. coach pete carroll sending sea seahawk seahawks' gear and tickets to the game in charlotte and the team posting this pic on their facebook page with ade and his family at sunday's game and the caption we got your back ade. >> good for ade. cheering for the team that you love regardless of where you are, that could be hard for adults. we have all been there before. you're cheering for the enemy. >> i would like to say i'm still scarred by my experience at ohio state. >> that's hard. >> how about the seattle seahawks, class act by them and pete carroll. all that great geaea and getting
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about two hundred people people -- about 30 minutes south of fort dodge. the des moines register reports 27- year-old amber sorenson and her children- riley, autumn and brayden all died in the fire. a fire in waterloo destroyed a car and a garage. these photos from the waterloo-cedar falls courier show the damage behind this house at 14-07 v ve street. firefighters were called out to the home around 2:30 yesterday morning. the fire also damaged the siding of a house next door. no one was hurt. remember, whenever you see news, give us a call on newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also email pictures and video to newsroom at kcrg dot com. and now here's your first alert forecast. another very cold day is ahead of us, but at least we should climb back above zero today. wind chills, however, will stay below zero, around -10 to -20. we'll have a fairly sunny sky today although a band of clouds may graze our
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"good morning america." it's 8:00 and steve harvey is speaking out about the miss universe mistake that put h family's lives in the center of the firestorm. >> your family goes through this and death threats against your family. i can't let my kids go nowhere. >> he's sitting down with miss universe and the runner-up he crowned coming face to face for the first time. >> and mom on a mission.
and children across the globe. what she's doing that could change millions of lives. >> make room for the young star winning award season right now. >> i first want to say nuckthank you me. it must be super hard because of all the other great actors in this category. >> 9-year-old jacob tremblay taking over the stage. the speech that has everyone talking. >> and dancing judge julianne hough swinging her way into a new role. here live in times square as we say -- >> good morning, america. i see julian here this morning. you're looking live at the martin luther king jr. memorial
this is martin luther king day. we honor him this morning and we'll have a special tribute from 4th and 5th graders. that's coming up. >> pretty terrific. also coming up this morning, the big finale of our annual coat drive. rachel smith is in chicago with some volunteers who have helped usus so much collect tens of thousands of coats this winter. faces who helped us all coming up. >> and our colleagues john donvan and caren zucker have a brand new book coming out about autism. we'll talk to them about their experience. the reportqng and shed some light on this disease. or condition that affects so many. that's coming up. first we'll get the morning run down. >> good morning. the big sry as you know the fireworks between hillary clinton and bernie sanders overnight was so little time until the primary season officially begins. the candidates took a forceful
abc has the highlights. good morning. >> reporter: dan, good morning to you this was the final democratic debate before the first vote in iowa now just two weeks away. hillary clinton and bernie sanders might be neck in neck in the polls but went head to head in south carolina last night. >> i'm not sure whether we're talking about the plan you just introduced tonight or the plan you intro accuseduced niemne times in the congress. >> lots of attacks from both sides. one thing they did not fight about, bill clinton. the senator said he didn't want to go there even though he pretty much did. >> yes. his behavior was deplorable. have i said a word about that? no, i have not. i'm going to debate secretary clinton and governor mali on the issues facing secretary clinton. >> if you want to know how close the race is, all you had to do was watch that stage last night. dan.
in iraq a house to house search under way right now in a neighborhood in baghdad where three american contractors are missing and reportedly kidnapped. american officials say they were taken from a building where their interpreter lived. that area controlled by a militia, not by isis. three americans released from captivity are in germany getting medical attention. negotiations involved a prisoner swap and came with the lifting of u.s. sanctions which returned nearly $2 billion in frozen assets to iran. the stock market has closed on this martin luther king day overnight oil prices fell again. and that is pushing the price of gas lower all thoughrobably in most places not this low. gas stations in a town in michigan got into a price war lowering their
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sales of a children's book after a backlash from parents. critics say scholastics book portrays slavery inaccurately by showing slaves as happy smiling workers. the company previously defended the book but it is now acknowledging that the book does not meet its standards and final on the news cast the large house cat who is genuinely scaring some people in san jose, california, here he is, his
name is spock. he's 27 pounds and nearly four feet long. animal control has actually been called several times by people passing by his home who see him in the window and think he's a bobcat. he may not be wild but he's not easy. he refuses to be alone and can open and close doors as you can see. he does not have an opposable thumb and watches youtube videos to help him fall asleep and prone to breaking things that the owners locked down all decorative items in their home. [ laughter ]
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toddler and several cats, i have no sympathy. very little. >> wow. >> i think it's a person named bob. >> i think they should look for a zipper. >> yes. >> being smart. >> yes, he is. ful very smart. >> let's go to jesse. >> here's a look at what's coming up on the "gma" morning menu. steve harvey speaking out and coming face to face with both women for the first time. and duchess kate taking on a big role. how she could be changing llions of lives. plus ground-breakingngew work on autism. helps us better understand it this morning. all that and we have got julianne hough here live coming up on "gma" right here in times square. [ cheers and applause ] what's going on?
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>> this morning steve harvey is breaking his silence. >> i felt horrible for both of them. so much i want to say. but i'm truly sorry. really i wish we all could have gotten it right that night. i want you to know that. [ applause ] >> apologizing on camera for the first time for the gasp heard all around the world at december's miss universe pageant. >> ms. universe 2015 is colombia! i have to apologize. [ cheers and applause ] >> the first r rner-up is colombia. [ cheers and applause ] >> miss universe 2015 is philippines!
music head on in a two day special on the steve harvey show. >> i took it on myself to do what i thought was right for miss philippines. i would do it again to be honest with you. >> he admits the emotional tolo it has taken on him personally. >> people don't understand the damage of social media. death threats against your family. i can't let my kids go nowhere. that's difficult. >nd reveals the one person who saw him through sleepless nights after the pageant. >> my girl got it with me. my wife got it with me. she was the best. [ applause ] >> miss universe offers some relief after harvey's very public fall from grace. >> don't beat yourself up anymore. let's move forward and be happy. >> okay. cool. [ laughter ] >> it's not what you were waiting for. >> you're going to hear from miss colombia.
saying that was her proud moment and i'm forever the real miss universe. he said that miss colombia would not return his phone calls after the pageant. she said she would like to share the crown. we had miss universe on. >> she didn't want to. >> let's not do that. come up with something else. >> we also had a judge who said it was unanimous it was miss philippines. i'm sure steve would love to hear her say it's okay. >> we all would. >> been wanting to move on for a while. >> yeah. please. >> tomorrow powerball how about that george? >> powerball! >> it's sad to see it only sitting there at $50 million. >> nobody won saturday by the way. only $50 million. >> i'm in. i'll try it. >> you'll be back don't worry. we move on to a mission for duchess kate. she's shining her light on an issue affecting millions of
we have the details from london. >> reporter: kate is used to being in the news and being the story. well, not next month. for the first time the duchess of cambridge will be swapping her royalty duties for an editor's chair. she will be in the hot seat focusing on a charity close to her heart and deals with children's mental health issues. her role as doting mom to the cutest members of the royal family has kept her busy this past year but now she will be adding guest editor to her resume. kensington palace announcing she will join the huffington post u.k. where she will shine light on an issue near to her heart. mental health. >> no one uld feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they brokoktheir arm. and we should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties. >> she has brought awareness
the years in a specific appeal for children struggling with mental health. >> william and i sincerely prevent problems in childhood from turning into larger ones later in life. >> and in her new high profile role they say kate will commission contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sector and young people, parents and teachers. >> it's going to be her providing other people to push their ideas and experiences of mental health. >> the mom on a mission making mental health her number one priority since giving birth to princess charlotte in may. >> she does love being home with them and it's important for her to be there for them when they're young. >> reporter: well, bei a new mom myself, i hear you kate. it is pretty dififcult. but with prince george in nursery she has a bit more free
more high profile roles like the ededing job she'll be doing next month. >> and this morning of course we are celebrating the legacy of martin luther king jr. with a special tribute from some very thoughtful grade school students. we have more on that. good morning linsey. >> good morning. what better way to celebrate martin luther king jr. than through the eyes of our children. the texas fourth and fifth graders who competed in the mlk-inspired competition. when asked what the presidential campaign might look like what they came up with was remarkable. >> i may not get there with you. but i want you to know tonightht that we as a people will get to the promised land! [ applause ] >> his words moving a nation. that promise land inspiring
>> if dr. martin luther king jr. were to run for president today i believe he would say this in his speeee. we are a nation of promised and a land of opportunity. >> my brothers and sisters, i challengyou to keep the dream alive and uplift one another. >> we have made progress in this 21st century but we have not overcome. >> there is more that must be done. white and black lives must matter. hispanic lives must matter. native and asian lives must matter. all lives must matter! >> i am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. they fear each other because they don't know each other. they don't know each other because they don't communicate and they don't communicate because they are separated. >> today's youth asking if king's message can build more bridges. >> i am -- if dr. king were
he treat me and my family just because religious pleas aren't the same. >> we should all come together. all races. all cultures. >> if there was one thing our nation's kids would tell dr. king -- >> thank you. >> thank you for helping me be able to understand the right and the wrong things to do in our nation and our society today. >> thank you for being a role model to me and all of the people around the united states of america. >> thank you for everything. >> for making our world a better place. >> and one of the young muslim girls that we heard from, her speech was spoken in arabic saying y have to follow your dreams. the only way they will come true and that quote was her own, not his. some kids were so profound and say they are inspired by dr. king, his dream certainly seems
they have that same fire in their belly and even the delivery was kind of like that rhythm that he had. it was amazing. >> you can tell the words are theirs. >> they feel it. >> not only were they mimicking his speech pattern, you could seem they understood exactly what they were saying they believed in. i thought that was fantastic. >> goose bumps just watching it. >> it was in houston and dallas. >> it should be everywhere. >> absolutely. >> thanks for bringing that. that was great. let's go outside to rob. >> george, it is cold out here. [ cheers and applause ] >> we got a good enthusiastic crowd for the seahawks. you guys almost pulled it out. >> it was a good second half. >> glass is half full. well, the eagles, the birds haven't done well in the playoffs. if they ever got there. cleveland browns, well, let's get off that topic. the snow, couple inches yesterday and more lake-effect
of cleveland and t tough erie, northern parts of michigan. all the lakes in play has been a mild winter. a couple of possible south of buffalo and north of syracuse. friday, saturday potential for seeing a late week snow storm. we'll update that throughout the week of course. we'll update that throughout thanother very cold day is ahead of us, but at least we should climb back above zero today. wind chills, however, will stay below zero, around -10 to -20. we'll have a fairly sunny sky today although a band of clouds may graze our western towns. we'll dip below zero again tonight under a mostly clear sky with clouds increasing toward dawn. light snow develops tomorrow afternoon and continues into tomorrow night. most of us will pick up a dusting up to two inches, although a bit more is possible well south of i-80. we'll finally warm a bit, too, with [ cheers and applause ] folks from michigan and everyone giving a little love on martin luther king day. back in to you. >> rob, come on inside where
we're getting ready for some "pop news." first up guys, surprise, surprise, "star wars: the force awakens" soaring into the record books at lightspeed again. the mega blockbuster breaking the $1 billion mark at the foreign box office over the weekend. the fifth film to cross the international milestone after avatar titanic and "furious 7." they are approaching $2 billion worldwide. >> whoa. >> that's george stephanopoulos money. >> yeah, it is. >> a lot of coin. >> nice. thank you. that makes uall feel great. >> no rebuttal out of george. nice.. that's really great. [ laughter ] >> lots of coin out of george. up next, lots of stars on the red carpet for the 2016 critic's choice awards last night but it
show winning best actor for his acting in "room." take a look at his speech. this is incredible. >> this is super cool. [ laughter ] this is the best day of my life. okay. i first want to say thank you to all the critics who voted for me. it must bebe super hard vote because of all the other great actors in this category. [ applause ] and i know where to put this, right on the shelf right beside my millennium falcon. >> of course you're going to do that. where else would he put that? this little star on the rise not only melted everyone's heart with his speech on a box but he showed hollywood how it's done. jacob tremblay thanked everybody from the actors to the producers cast crew and also his parents without even the hint of a
speak from the heart. >> a little pro. >> what a powerful performance. amazing. >> he's going to put it beside the millennium f fcon and first edition of catcher in the rye. >> he's a renaissance guy already. way. >> no. >> incredibly talented young actor. now, get ready to really, really ridiculously good looking people. take a look at ben stiller and penelope cruz. cruz stars alongside stiller and owen wilson in the anticipated zoolander 2. it's been a while. less than a month away from watching the actors reprise their 2001 roles. will farrell making a comeback and kristen wiig will also join in the cast. who else out there might be battling in some cameos. justin bieber. demi lovato.
they may appear. we have shall see. but hitting silver screen on february 12th. >> saddle up. >> y/u are excited about this. i'm a huge, huge zoolander fan. it's been a while. >> you were telling us earlier. >> best halloween costume i ever had. >> we would love to see your picture and won't make fun of it. >> i'll get that to you a little bit later. >> nice. >> no. >> do you know what it is? >> i don't. >> i can't believe you're not a fan. >> it was a a ng time ago. >> number two is coming out. >> i'm so there jesse. >> finally, adam driver hosts "snl" saturday night. he went into undercover boss mode. looks like kyla ren got to see what life was lili, take a look. >> i have a found respect for what my employees do.
can have my muffin. i haven't had it yet. >> not as easy as i presume. >> what up, matt. >> hey, you took my wrench. >> i was wondering what was going on. >> good idea. >> i mean it makes $2 billion. somebody has to put that thing through. >> he's on fire. >> he's so nice, too. when he was on "gma" he was as nice as he is talented. >> wasn't so nice as kyla ren. >> we'll be right back. going inside 13 hours. >> didn't hit the lotteryry jackpot. take it from a shark this week. going fringe benefit broke to billionaire. his secrets revealed. plus see the king of pop like never before. the late michael jackson in
"good morning america."cedar rapids police say an officer was seriously hurt in a fight at laundromat on the city's southwest side. investigators were in the parking lot at 6th street and 8th avenue sw yesterday afternoon. that was around three o'clock. police say the call was for a domestic disturbance at the soapy waters laundromat. the police department says the officer was talking to a suspect when he punched the officer, knocking him out. the officer
police say 33-year-old nathan brocks, fought with other responding officers too. brocks faces 8 charges, including 2 counts of assault with injury on a peace officer. an s-u-v crashed into a nail salon in cedar falls. according to the waterloo cedar falls courier, it crashed through the front of top nails and spa at 618 brandilynn boulevard. it happened at about 4:15 yesterday afternoon. the business was open at the time but no one reported any ininries. cedar falls police are investigating. and now here's your first alert forecast. another very cold day is ahead of us, but at least we should climb back above zero today. wind chills, however, will stay below zero, around -10 to -20. we'll have a fairly sunny sky today although a band of clouds may graze our western towns. we'll dip below zero again tonight under a
increasing toward dawn. light snow develops tomorrow afternoon and continues into tomorrow night. most of us will pick up a dusting up to two inches, although a bit more is possible well south of i-80. we'll finally warm a bit, too, with highs in the teens tomorrow followed by 20s the rest of the week. today: m/sunny, still cold high: 1-7 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 3 dbq: 3 iow: 5 tonight:
low: -9--3 winds: n welcome back to "good morning america." can you believe it's been ten years since high school musical. my daughters still loves it. tomorrow the cast of the smash hit is reuniting right here on "good morning america." i don't know how to tell you kate but you got to go to school. >> one of the stars zack every ron is in a movie with julianne
morning to tell us about her big role. >> and while she is here she's helping us collect coats for our coat drive. we want to head over to george. >> harper is going to be disappointed as well. they should have had that reunion today. we'll switch gears and turn to autism. it has touched so many of our lives and our abc news colleagues john donvan and caren zuker have poured their experience into a new book, in a different key, the story of autism. we'll talk to them after this look from their stories. john donvan and caren zucker were not stranger to autism. >> what do you call this progress? a miracle? no. because this is autism where progress made in barely preacceptable steps. >> you're the best. >> and hard work has to take the
>> her son was diagnosed at age 2. and donovan's brother-in-law has autism. but for the correspondent he thought he had seen it all the autism was tough going. >> parents don't want cameras there when their kids are acting up. >> breathe. >> but an episode like this is the raw truth of living with autism. >> they introduced us to kids with autism learning to surf. a tale of love. >> do you like her. >> i love her. >> you love her? >> but there's a problem. >> but she don't love me back. >> and stories of how a parent's sacrifice, hard work and love can pay off. >> 90% of the words he has we taught him. how much is one word worth. every word is price less. >> great to have them here with us this morning. welcome back to "gma." we touched on your personal
but in so many ways the book is the story of a parents' crusade to get this condition paid attention to. >> absolutely. i mean, it's not just about autism. it's about parental love. what would any parent do for their child. they would do anything. >> and you show it in action. offfirst did this special back in 2001 and one out of every 500 kids diagnosed with autism and now 1 in every 45. is there an epidemic? >> it's not clear that thereis. the truth is we don't know apples and orange. the defininion has changed so much and where we come out on the science on this is that we don't know if there is an epidemic and don't know if there's not an epidemic but we also think it shouldn't matter when we decide whether or not to respond to the needs of people in the autism community. shouldn't matter whether there's an epidemic or not. we should try to focus on the fact they need respect support and inclusive of them.
and there has been a lot. i was starting to look back and hear about these refrigerator moms. the theory kids got autism because their moms were too cold. >> already the families are under such stress to take care of their kids and t ty're giving all their heart and soul and now being blamed for it. >> and it's just crazy. i was talking to you before we came on. i think one of my most contentious interviews on "gma" was with andrew wakefield. the man who made this link between autism and vaccines and that caused so much -- so many problems. >> it was a bad episode in the story of autism. in that it eroded trust and science and got people to stop vaccinating their kids with bad consequencenss consequences. it was worth asking in the beginning but then it was answered and yet kept going. the only thing that we can say that it had in a positive way is
aware of autism than ever before. but that's about it. >> your storey opens with the
first man diagnosed with autism. hehe still alive. >> and our friend. >> an extraordinary guy. he is the example of what -- how go a life can be having autism if your community embraces you. which is so much of what we're trying to say in the book. >> his community embraces him as an example, the first time we went down to mississippi this town and started t tking to people, they say we'll talk about donald but if you hurt this guy, we know where you live. >> what does that mean to have a community embraced? we think about it in kids but somebody that lived with it their whole looichsives, what does that mean? >> john and i tell this story about what happens on the bus. >> yeah. the little thing happened in 2007. a young man on a bus with autism. in new jersey. he starts making noises and
him two guys start picking on him saying buddy, cut it out. what's your problem,
man. >> then all of a sudden this passenger jumps up and says what's your problem? he has autism. the whole bus gets behind him and the person theyon't want there anymore is this guy and the "ullies lose out. and that's what we are trying to do with the book. what we want people to walk away with. if we have people's backs who are different, my son's, anybody who is different, you can change e world. i mean it sounds cliche but that's how i feel. >> but you show it in the book and your passion shines through. thanks for coming in. >> thanks. >> you can read an excerpt from the book and go on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo. down to lara. >> to 13 hours, the new film about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi
the real heros are speaking out. "nightline" anchor juju chang has their story. >> reporter: it has all the makings of a hollywood tale. unsung heroism, bravery, honor. but 13 hours, untold version of events in benghazi sparking fresh controversy. >> someone who lies to the families of those four victims in benghazi can never be president of the united states. >> she proved in that 11 hour benghazi hearing she could stand her ground. >> but director michael bay known for killer transformers and arm ged don isn't surprised. >> it's turned into a political hot potato. why did you want to pick that up? >> because there was a great human story underneath it. this was a heroic night. really heroic. no one knew that. >> none of you have to go. but we are the only help they have. >> with you knew that to get out we were going to have to depend on each other and simple.
kill you. >> mark geist known as oz and john teigen worth three of six elite former commandos who volunteered to mount a rescue operation when terrorists attacked the diplomatic residence a mile away from their secret cia base. contractors. they think they're out for money. >> we are going to give our life for others if you need us to do it. >> a lot of hillary clinton's enemies hold her accountable. do you hold her accountable? >> no. i hold accountable who attacked them. >> led by john, 13 hours is the account of the battle which killed four americans including christopher stevens. the cia calls the claims a distortion of events and people. >> most important thing that i hope people are surprised by is how little if any politics are
had the luxury of all the politics came after this night. so when these guys were trying to survive and trying to save people there were no hearings, e-mails, opinions. >> to take on the physically demanded rolekri zinsky went from 26% body fat to just 5% in four momohs. >> do you see yourself as an action star now? >> i've always seen myself. no. i'm just kidding. getting in the shape and doi these things are definitely unlike anything i ever thought i would be doing. >> for "good morning america" juju chang abc news, dallas. >> and 13 hours is in theaters nationwide right now. and right now we'll get outside to rob. >> lara, it's koelgd out here. we got folks from lake charles. you're from memphis. >> mississippi. mississippi. >> what town? >> decater is where i teach. >> and you're here to do what?
tomorrow night at carnegie hall. >>ow about that. look at the scarf. i played the piano on that scarf but that would be inappropriate. freeze down south includeing parts of alabama, close enough. and the panhandle of florida temperatures approaching the freezing mark. it is cold today and tomorrow. hang tough my friends in minneapolis and chicago. little rock bouncing back in the lower 50s. rain out west will comeo an end an another very cold day is ahead of us, but at least we should climb back above zero today. wind chills, however, will stay below zero, around -10 to -20. we'll have a fairly sunny sky today although a band of clouds may graze our western towns. we'll dip below zero again tonight under a mostly clear sky with clouds >> what do you have to say? >> i just wanted to say hello to my grandmother. i'm here for an audition. i just auditioned in front of some broadway agencies.
here we are with dancer singer actress, julianne hough. the cosmo cover girl and "dancing with the stars" judge is at it again. now multitasking in a new role. i wrote that and i can't say it. multitasking the new role in "dirty "dirty grandpa." here's a peek. >> i found the tie y're going to wear sunday to the rehearsal. do you like the coral color or the salmon? >> either one. >> what's wrong? >> coral or salmon? >> what one do you like? >> i like the coral. >> that' the one i do. >> okay. cool. >> you're talking about a tie? >> so horrible. yes. that was my fiance -- or i'm the
the uptight fiance. i was like this is not an indication jyst so you know. >> yeah. congratulations. >> thank you. thank you. >> that's fun. >> yeah. >> art imitating life. >> but not. because i hope that i'm not anything like that character meredith in "dirty grandpa" because she's quite awful. >> in real life you're engaged to brooks. >> yeah. >> how do you say his last name? how far along are you in the planning? have you chosen the tie color? >> no. it's salmon. honestly i'm the worst bride ever. i haven't done anything. >> you're busy. >> a little. the movie comes out and i'm working on "grease live" right now. >> slow the role. let's talk about dirty grandpa. what a treat it must have been to work with robert de niro. >> pretty amazing.
>> he's incredible. i had a bit of -- you know, i'm very nervous to meet him. he's robert de niro and i have to act cool and like i know what i'm talking about. i needed to go talk to him. i had no idea what i was going to say. i'm like do you like clemmentien and i'm like see you later. >> awesome. you really broke the ice there. before we go tell us about "grease live." i would imagine that will be one of the most full nilfilling experiences to be live on tv and what an epic show and you play the role of sandy. >> pretty incredible. when you do a project you can usually look back on something and be like that was really special but it's not every day you start a project and in it and this is the most special things i've ever been a part of. grease in general has been such a stayntil our culture and in
i just feel really honored and blessed. it's so much fun. i think the people that will be watching they'll be singing and dancing along. yeah. it's amazing. >> how is your hand jive? >> it's great. we actually like kind of switched it up a bit. >> yeah. >> oh, yeah. like kind of a modern day version of it. but yeah. if you know the original you can do that one, too. >> all right. we can't wait to see that. that's on fox airing? >> january 31 sglst dirty grandpa is in theaters are friday. >> there you go. >> and "dancing with the stars" one of the big judges and our big finale of the coat drive is coming up live. we'll wrap that upcoming up on
>> we're back with the finale of our coatt drive. ninth year we teamed up with burlington coats for the drive. julianne hough is ready to donate. let's get it done. >> let's go. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> let's get them all in there. and we're going to go to rachel smith in chicago. how's it going there? >> reporter: it is freezing. we're insidee the flag ship store in downtown chicago where hundreds of coats were donated. let's take a look at some of the highlights from this season. >> we'e' going to put a couple coats in here. >> hi, we're pretty little liars and happy to help. >> we have had some famous faces turn up the heat and make a difference by giving back. >> i did it 160 coats. woo! >> dozens donated on social mea.
showing us the cozy feeling of what #giveacoat is all about. and the "gma" viewers sharing the warmth at your local stores. countless coats made their way across the country. >> finding some cool stuff. >> yeah. >> helping people stay bundled this chilly season. in chicaca where temperatures plummeted as low as negative 4 they're in high demand. >> people that we have seen walking down the streets without socks and winter coats. >> dozens of volunteers from faith in action, a nonprofit organization have been breathing the cold and holding monthly coat drives in chicago's south side community at the baptist church giving out much needed jackets. >> this november i would say
probably a couple thousand because we have eight stores that we're getting coats fromom >> where there's julian and julius say paying it forward by volunteering this year is what it's all about.
other people don't have and this church really cares about people. >> proving just one act of kindness can go a long way. >> all right. it may be our coat drive finale but the giving continues.
hanging out with me are kids from the baptist church and faith in action and they're ready to give more coats. come out out here guys. a super cool bunch. are you ready to donate those coats. >> all: yeah! >> three, two, one, go! >> oh yeah. that's some donating right here. also here with us this morning is mrs. christine here from the church. we have got rich and jody from faith in action. your organizations are making a huge impact on your communities. that's really and truly what our coat drive is all about.
good deeds and they would like to give offa $500 gift card to use in the store so you guys can purchase more coats to distribute to your community. >> thank you. >> thank
you. >> thank you. >> we just love the work you'r doing and thank you for your generosity and spirit. >> thank you. >> well a great morning here and a chilly chicago george. >> thank you, rachel. we got a shot out for chicago. one, two, three. >> all: thank you guys! >> and now drum roll. we have the final tally for our warm coats warm hearts coat drive and here it is right now. i'm not going to do a steve harvey here. 140,661 coats. over nine years. more than 1.4 million coats were distributed through this drive. great to see that number and we'll get a few more. thanks to everyone who participated.
closed luther king junior holiday. there are also plenty of events in eastern iowa. today in iowa city, the spot at 10-30 crosspark avenue will host community projects. an 11 a-m ceremony for a silent march last year on this day on the university of iowa campus. the cedar rapids rotary club is honoring 8 area high school seniors who volunteer. that will be from noon until 1:15 at the double tree by hilton. also, the african american museum of iowa in cedar rapids will have film screenings at 3 and 3:45 on dr. king's legacy. in the cedar valley, uni's maucker union will be the site to pack thousands of meals for the northeast iowa food bank.
mayor, quentin hart, is hosting a coats and clothing drive at his campaign office. that event will be at 612 mulberry street from 10 a-m to 3 p-m. and now here's your first alert forecast. another very cold day is ahead of us, but at least should climb back above zero today. wind chills, however, will stay below zero, around -10 to -20. we'll have a fairly sunny sky today although a band of clouds may graze our westernowns. we'll dip below zero again tonight under a mostly clear sky with clouds increasing toward dawn. light snow develops tomorrow afternoon and continues into tomorrow night. most of us will pick up a dusting up to two
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