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that's jay's man cave behind me. we'll be here throughout the morning. we have a lot to get to. >> we certainly do. we'll start out with the turmoil in the middle east, where two very different scenes are playing out there today. in bahrain, the protests that were aimed at toppling the monarchy, that's closely allied to the united states, are escalating. friday, prayers chanting against the king. in cairo, quite a different scene. one week after the fall of mubarak, tens of thousands packing tahrir square to celebrate. it's a massive gathering called the friday of victory and continuation. let's begin with the massive gatherings we've seen in wisconsin. a really dramatic political confrontation going down there, where tens of thousands of teachers, students, prison guards, descended on the state capitol, to protest a law that would strip most public workers of collective bargaining rights
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and strip them of benefits. and legislators went into hiding to defer a vote. and chris bury is there this morning. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's been a wild week here at the state capitol. some protesters are still camped out inside the building. and a dramatic political showdown is under way. ♪ last night, more public workers, including these firemen, poured into the capitol. some families camping out overnight, in a last-ditch effort to protest budget cuts they fear would cripple their union rights. >> i want to do everything in my power to raise awareness that this can't happen. >> reporter: on thursday republicans were set to pass a budget requiring state workers to pay pour more for pensions and health care. but what really has them steamed is a move from by the republican governor, to eliminate union bargain, everything from wages to work rules.
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>> he wants to dictate how we'll do it. >> this is about stripping away our rights to have a union. >> reporter: so, senate democrats, more than a dozen, fled the state, to prevent a vote and keep wisconsin police from rounding them up. >> the state police jurisdiction stops at the wisconsin border. so, that's why we had to leave the state. not like we wanted to do this. >> we feel by delaying the vote for a while, the people of the state will have more opportunity to talk about this issue. >> i think it's time for them to come home and do their job. >> reporter: wisconsin's new governor, scott walker, faced with a $3.6 billion deficit denies he's trying to bust the unions. >> the bottom line is we're broke. we can't negotiate on something we don't have the ability to give on. >> reporter: meanwhile, the historic standoff continues until at least one democrat returns to the state senate. once the democrats do come back here, they are very likely to lose. and other governors facing similar budget crises are watching wisconsin very carefully. george? >> okay, chris. we're going to talk to one of those democrats now, the senate minority leader, mark miller.
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he joins us from a location he cannot disclose. we know where you are, obviously, senator. what can you tell our audience about where you are? and why you felt it was necessary to leave the state? >> we left the state so we were out of the reach of the wisconsin state patrol, which has the authority to round us up and bring us back to the legislature. >> as the governor said, how do you answer his argument that you have to get back into the capitol and do your job. it is your job to vote, isn't it? >> it's also our job to protect people's rights. and this governor has proposed in a mere four days to strip away people's rights on the pretext of a budget crisis. it's a crisis entirely of his own making. and he's using that as a way to strip away long-standing, over two generations of wisconsin history of how we work with employees. >> you call it the pretext of a budget crisis. but you do have a $137 million budget shortfall this year.
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3.6$3.6 zillion over the next two years. isn't that correct? >> the governor declared a special session, where he created $140 million in tax breaks for corporations in wisconsin. >> what do you do now? right now, what the governor, as far as i'm understanding, he's trying to take away the collective bargaining rights. he says that's necessary to avoid furloughs. if you do that, he can guarantee that no one will be laid off. he also wants the public workers to contribute more to their health care and pension plans. still less than you would see in the private sector. what's wrong with that deal? >> well, the workers of wisconsin have always been willing to work with the governor, when we've faced a crisis. whether it's a natural disaster or a fiscal crisis. they did it in the last session. they took furloughs equivalent to a 3% pay cut. they'd do it again. the really insulting thing is the governor never asked them. he just introduced this law, last week, friday. he expected it to be passed yesterday. it's unacceptable. that's not the way we do things in wisconsin. it's not the american way.
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>> do you have an alternative? do you have a plan to close this deficit if you don't like the governor's plan? >> we had a much bigger deficit at the end of the bush recession, that hit our state and every state, like a thunderclap. it was a $6.6 billion deficit. and we solved that deficit. and the employees stepped up to it. they took that furlough, a 3% pay cut, which helped. >> so, will you take another furlough now, another pay cut, in return for keeping the collective bargaining rights? >> the idea is to sit down and negotiate. the state employees, like all workers, are willing to help out when there's tough times. you know, we've heard over 1,000 people testify about the impact this is going to have on their lives. and it's heartbreaking. people break down in tears. i'm stopped in the street and hugged by people who say they don't know how they're going to be able to stay in their house. this is a disaster. it's being asked -- we're being asked to swallow in just four days.
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the people of wisconsin and across the country, do not understand how serious this is. >> how does this end, though? when are you going to go back to wisconsin? >> well, we hope that the governor will respect the workers of wisconsin and maintain the long-standing tradition of sitting down and negotiating issues. sit us down and treat people like human beings. like the human beings that provide such valuable public services. that's our goal. >> senator, thank you for your time this morning. we'll be watching this closely. and one of the reasons we will is because this does not end with wisconsin. last year's aid to states from the federal government running out, we see states all across the country contending with serious budget shortfalls. bianna golodryga is at the smart screen this morning, looking at state budgets on the brink. there's a lot of them. >> reporter: there are, george. all eyes are on wisconsin, but this is a ticking time bomb for the majority of the country. take a look at this. 40-plus states are facing a combined projected shortfall of
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$125 billion for fiscal year 2012. let's look at some of the hardest hit. you have california facing $25.5 billion worth. texas at $13 billion. illinois, 15. new york at 9 billion. new jersey at $10.5 billion. governor christie has talked about some of the tough measures he's proposing for the state. but let's go back to wisconsin. you mentioned they're facing a $3.6 billion deficit. state republicans have proposed cutting $300 million cuts. that's coming out of state employees' pockets. they're proposing they pay more for their insurance and their pensions. $3300 more. that brings down their average salary, from $48,000 to $44,700. it's a big cut for them. >> thanks very much. we're going to turn back to robin with more on the arab world. >> it continues to grow and spread there, george. in libya, the long-time ruler there, moammar gadhafi, he toured the capital, as he's trying to do something with the anti-government supporters that are there, the protesters that
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are there. they continue to grow. more demonstrations are expected there today, in libya. in jordan this morning, at least 1,000 people in the streets. supporters of the king, clashing with anti-government demonstrators. they're throwing stones, hitting each other with sticks. and meanwhile, the situation remains tense in bahrain, where the deadly assault by the army left at least 5 people dead and over 200 people injured. and our miguel marquez is there for us this morning. >> reporter: there is a massive turnout for the funerals for those killed when government security forces expelled protesters from pearl square. we're looking out over pearl square, where the crackdown occurred just a couple of days ago. as you can see, it's completely cleaned up. it's as though the history of what happened there a couple of days ago has been completely erased. we saw firsthand what happened. government security forces firing tear gas, rubber bullets.
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and the crowd and protesters. i was on the phone with abc news radio. no, no, no. get down. >> journalist. journalist. journalist. journalist. >> no. he said no. he said no. i just got beat. at the hospital here, we got a firsthand look at the outcome of the government crackdown. a 15-year-old boy with a bird shot. another man out of surgery. 250 injured, and three people were killed. so, these people were shot at close range? >> close, close, close. exactly was. >> reporter: so, they wanted to kill them? >> yes. of course. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton called bahrain a model partner last december. but as the protests heat up and the crackdown hardened, washington is slowly taking a harder line. >> we call on restraint from the government to keep its commitment to hold accountable
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those who have utilized excessive force. >> reporter: today, parts are still on lockdown. the government has slowed internet access here, as well. the protesters say they will continue their protests today after friday prayers, which are getting out now, and tomorrow. george? >> thanks, miguel. of course a very different scene in egypt today. a week after president mubarak stepped down, they are celebrating. look at the scene in tahrir square. one of the biggest demonstrations ever. could be one of the biggest friday prayers ever. soldiers praying next to protesters. they are waving flags there, bringing their kids. some people wearing the t-shirts with the slogan "support freedom." the tourist industry has been hit so hard there. and it's just a remarkable development this morning. now, let's look at some other stories developing right now. juju at the newsdesk. hey, juju. good morning, everyone. we have a stunning development from tucson, arizona, this morning. word that a veteran firefighter refused to respond to the shooting rampage that nearly killed congresswoman gabby
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giffords in january. mark ekstrum's unit had been called in to help after the victims had been taken from the scene. an arizona newspaper reports he refused to go because of political differences he was having with his crew, which delayed their response. he retired two days later before he could be disciplined. outside denver, five people are dead after this horrific crash. an suv drifted into oncoming traffic, before rearing into a car. landing on top of a pickup truck. and a tipping point in texas to tell you about. census figures show non-hispanic whites are no longer the majority. making up only 45% of the population there. the surge in hispanics helped texas gain more people in the last decade than any other state. president obama friended facebook founder mark zuckerberg and several other high-tech leaders in san francisco last night. while discussing ideas to spur job growth. today, the president tours an intel plant in oregon. and new images of the massive flare-up on the sun this week. the largest in four years.
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it was powerful enough to interfere with airline radio signals and will continue producing spectacular auroras with mostly northern lights over parts of europe, canada and the northern u.s. in coming days. that's the news at 7:13. >> that's gorgeous. >> spectacular. sam, thank you. it did hit 60 yesterday. >> and wait. we're a house of records today, george. we're handing them out. everybody gets the record during the day today. or will be very close. let's talk about what's going on through a good part of the country. we'll focus on the northeast, a bit. from boston to new york, in the 60s there. washington, d.c. will be 70 degrees. in many cases, within two to five degrees of record-high temperatures. it will be close. and comfortably warm, beautifully warm, throughout most of the country. where it is not going to be a good day today. there are flood watches out for a good part of the southwest, from san diego, to riverside, to san bernardino to santa barbara, even l.a.'s involved in this. we're talking about what could be two to three inches of heavy rain in places that don't handle rain runoff well. be prepared for that.
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and sam just had to bring up the rain here in l.a. that's okay. here in l.a. also, doctors have determined what happened to that tv reporter, remember after the grammys on sunday, in her live report. we couldn't understand what she was saying. and many people thought, at first, including doctors, that she had a stroke of some sort on camera. but that did not turn out to be the case. and we do know what happened to her. and david wright is here. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it turns out, it was a migraine headache. but this is one of those dare but for the grace of god moments for any of us on tv news. a stumble on the air that was so awkward, people thought she was having a stroke. >> well, a very, very heavy -- heavy burrtation tonight. we had a very -- >> reporter: it was an on-air blunder that had people across
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the country wondering and worrying. >> i was aware of, this isn't making sense. >> reporter: but last night, serene branson was back on the air on kcbs, talking about what happened. >> i started to get a really bad headache. and i was starting to look at some of my notes. i started to think the words on the page are blurry. and i could notice my thoughts were not forming the way they normally do. >> let's go ahead -- >> they sat me down on an area by staples. gave me some water. just, are you okay? are you okay? and i still couldn't form words at that point. to be honest with you, i started crying right away because i was scared. i was embarrassed. i was terrified and confused. confused what had just happened. >> reporter: while experts originally speculated branson may have had a stroke, serene's doctors now say she was suffering from a migraine aura, the result of a serious form of headache. >> the most common kind of aura is a visual aura where patients
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get distortion of vision, flashing lights, wavy lines, but patients can have language dysfunction where they have particular difficulty expressing themselves. >> i think it's clear from watching it, that i was not drunk or on drugs, as i heard that was reported out there. that's clear. >> reporter: branson says she's feeling better and wants to raise awareness. >> if i can at least let people know i'm okay and talk about the issue and let people know that it is something serious, that it is a medical condition then that's what i'd like to do. >> reporter: medical mystery solved. for this reporter, a happy ending, at least. >> we were so happy to see her last night and doing so well. thank you, david. we want to know more. it's great to be out here with you. we want to find out what the migraines with aura are all about. which camera is it? so, rich in new york. tell us, what exactly are these
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type of migraines? >> robin, about a quarter of people who have migraines will have an aura that goes with them. it's an abnormal neurologic event. there's three types you can see. the first is visual disturbance. that's where you may see black spots or flashing light. the second is sensory, with tingling and numbness of the face and arms. and the third is what serene experienced, where there's difficulty speaking. she knows what she wants to say. she can't get the words out. >> what exactly is going on in the head during this time, rich? >> you know, you're really seeing an incredible amount of brain activity going on. you're seeing changes in brain function. and you see changes in blood flow to the brain. but it's not enough of a change of blood flow that causes permanent damage to the brain, but it can look exactly like a stroke. >> yeah. that's why everybody -- that's why everyone thought that's what it was. >> when you see something like this, you need to think stroke,
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stroke, stroke. because if you evaluate and you treat that right away can you prevent the permanent brain damage that goes along with a stroke so they were right to be thinking about that. it's great that that's not what she had. >> of course, the treatment, rich? >> well, the treatment is initially looking to see what caused this in her, what the triggers are, so you can avoid those in the future. it's really about prevention. >> rich, thanks so much. let's go back to you and george. >> back to the midwest, now. high school wrestling in iowa is like football in texas or basketball in indiana. everyone crazed about the state championships, which is why so many were amazed yesterday when one of the top wrestlers in the state chose to forfeit his championship match rather than face his opponent. barbara pinto has the story. >> touchdown. >> reporter: the super bowl. >> ground ball base hit. >> reporter: the world series. the iowa state wrestling tournament? yep. here, it's that big. >> like the olympics for high school kids, basically. >> reporter: so, when joel northrup signed in and walked
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off the mat without touching his opponent, it sent shock waves through the stadium. northrup, a sophomore who is home-schooled defaulted because his opponent, cassy herkelman, is a girl. >> in a statement, he says, "as a matter of conscious and my faith, i do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner." >> it's violent at times. and my son doesn't believe that girls should be engaged in that way. >> reporter: for the first time in this tournament's 75-year history, not just 1, but 2 girls qualified to compete against the boys. cassy herkelman was first to score a win. megan black, who lost in an early round, wants to be seen as an athlete. >> when i step out on the mat, i'm ready just to wrestle. and i'll wrestle anyone who is in front of me. >> reporter: the show "glee," spoofed this growing trend. more girls are taking up wrestling, opening debate over this coed contact sport.
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and opportunities for female athletes to make history. >> to have a girl get her arm raised at the boys -- what has traditionally been a boys' high school state wrestling tournament, it's a moment that's been noticed in iowa. and now, clearly today, it's noticed beyond iowa. >> reporter: cassy herkelman isn't speaking until after the tournament. for now, she's pinning her hopes on taking home a medal. for "good morning america," barbara pinto, chicago. >> we'll be watching. coming up, lindsay lohan's mom speaks out here live. on the 2011 dodge journey controls the radio media player, heated seats climate control, navigation phone, and more. this means that if you call shotgun on a dodge journey, you've just inherited a lot of responsibility. [ engine revs ] [ flag blowing in wind ]
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♪ president obama leaves the bay area for oregon in about an hour where he'll formally announced appointment of intel's ceo paul totallni to an economic advisory council. the white house believes the photo of the president with facebook.com cofounder mark zuckerberg. mr. obama is making business more competitive and creating more jobs. frances, it's friday light. >> it is except for in san jose. that's where we've seen slowing this morning on north 101. pockets of heavy traffic from the capitol expressway but everywhere else, eric it
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certainly is friday light. a stall on the upper deck but no metering lights. taking interstate 80 to tahoe or highway 50 please bring your chains. you might wait until tomorrow after the winter storm warning is over. >> when we come back, >> all new. oprah: at seven years old, he tried to kill his own mother. do you remember the time you tried to stab her with a kitchen knife? now, in his own words, hear what
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it's like to live with mental illness. >> next "oprah."
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>> welcome back. beautiful picture from emeryville. some of the clouds working back into the bay area from the southeast. let me show you where they are in live doppler 7 hd picking up the snow in santa cruz to the diablo range. light rain falling in the east bay hills and into the scare valley. you can see the heavier rain to
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the south. that is moving in so ♪ ♪ ♪ express
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>> louder. [ screaming ] >> louder. louder. >> one of the funny scenes from "modern family." and we're live in the very kitchen -- [ screaming ] >> sound effects, courtesy of emily. i hope this is not the actual chicken from the scene. we have had a great time with the cast and crew behind the scenes. they're going to share secrets. >> i didn't think it was you yelling. i didn't know emily had that talent either. that is really something. >> she sounds so much like jay, doesn't she? >> she does. and what do i hear about a new character on the show? >> oh. let me tell you. i went and was talking to some of the producers and writers. and i happened to look down and see something or someone. and i said are they joining the cast? and we'll share that with you, coming up. >> excellent tease, robin. let's get to the latest on lindsay lohan.
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the actress is preparing for a court appearance next week and the real possibility of jail time. in a moment, we're going to talk to her mom, dina lohan, in a "gma" exclusive about how her daughter's holding up. first, andrea canning is here with the latest on the case. >> reporter: her name has been in the news every day. >> lindsay finally reemerges. >> lindsay is accused of stealing from a jewelry store in venice. >> reporter: lindsay lohan's every move under a microscope. now, with a possible three-year prison sentence looming, she is prepared to fight for her freedom. >> to just do the things that she needs to do to show the court she is living her life differently. >> reporter: lohan and her family are taking this latest charge very seriously. we've learned that her and her brothers in these photos will be traveling to california for a family retreat, and to be by her side in court next week. her mother says she is attending aa meetings and is sober.
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lohan cannot escape controversy. even a simple appearance on david letterman, turned out to be a huge fiasco. it was a big hoax. >> we were duped. and now, we need to apologize to the lindsay lohan family. i hope i didn't embarrass you and your family. >> reporter: everyone seems to be weighing in on the family's troubles. from charlie sheen on "the dan patrick show." >> work on your impulse control. think things a little bit through before you do them. >> reporter: to katie couric on "glee." >> you beat out the following losers. wall street, the economy, and sparky lohan, who is dina lohan's dog. >> reporter: still dina lohan, who has been accused of being out of touch with reality when it comes to her daughter says lindsay has emerged a better person through all of this. andrea canning, abc news, new york. and dina lohan joins us live
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this morning. >> it's early. you're wide awake at this hour. >> i'm used to it at this point. but it is friday. charlie sheen, what a week he's had. calling into dan patrick's radio show a couple times. you saw what he said about lindsay there. according to andrea had some advice for you. and we wanted to show that right here. >> we're getting this live folks. what is that? >> he said it's never too late to get a fresh start. quit believing that losing is an option. embrace what you see in the mirror. very positive advice. what do you make of it? >> you know, he's 45 years old. and lindsay's 24. i mean i don't know why they compare the two. i love his show. he's a talented actor. he's been in the business a lot longer than my daughter. you know he's from hollywood. his father a talented actor. his stepbrother. i don't know.
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i just think that lindsay took his advice. and she gave him advice as well. >> she did? what did she tell him? >> just get help. you know? >> lindsay, as you say, has been getting help. >> yes. >> how is she doing? >> betty ford was life-changing for all of us. i put her in a couple rehabs over the years. and you know it's not about the -- it's about where she is personally in her sobriety and her growth. she's matured considerably. >> who has given her the single-best piece of advice on how to handle all this? on how to get straight? on how to get clean? >> i don't think there's one person. as a mother, i tell her every day. you have two daughters yourself i believe. we just embrace them. and want them to be healthy and happy and okay. so, i think that's a learning
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experience. it's an individual experience. you have to demeanor wherever it comes from i do what i do and my parents taught me well. just to be morally correct. and to be a good person. she's in hollywood. she's under a microscope. >> she sure is. a lot more than a microscope when she went back into court. she had the cameras everywhere. how worried is she and you about the real possibility now that she's going back to jail? >> well god willing, she won't go back to jail. >> that's what i'm saying. how worried are you? >> obviously, it's not a happy moment for us. and we're taking it very seriously. i really can't talk, obviously, about the case. it's pending. so, we have great attorneys. and i -- the media makes it a lot -- you know a lot worse than it really is. >> how so? >> so, we stick to the facts. >> what has the media done wrong? >> it's done nothing wrong.
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it's what you do. >> what have we gotten wrong about the story? that's what i'm asking. >> i can't talk about the case. i'm going to be guarded there. they make it so sensationalized. they talk about the dress she wore to court. i mean, to me it's just ridiculous. how they take the onus off the real problem and what's really happening. and we do take it seriously. and it's not a joke. but i think, you know there's just so much propaganda surrounding it. >> you're convinced -- you can't talk too much about it. you're convinced that lindsay's going to be able to prove she didn't steal the necklace? >> i'm not convinced of anything. the system is the system. i'm a firm believer in the system. but anything can happen, especially in that town. >> let's assume the best. let's assume she stays out of jail. she still has a continuing series -- >> you're not focusing on her sobriety and how well she's doing. and what's going on personally with her. no nobody talked about the positive. everyone wants to knock you down.
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>> let's get to that though. how do you -- how do you make sure assuming you get by this that she stays on a straight path? that she gets back to work? that she starts creating movies again, like the ones we all love. the ones i love to watch with my daughters. when britney spears was in so much trouble her father came in. just swept in and took control. is something like that an option now? >> we're working with her team. they're great people that we work with now. and i think they're media experts. and lindsay's just a little girl. loves to work. and i could care less if she does another movie. but you have to surround yourself with people that get the business. i raised my kids to be normal happy-go-lucky kids. when you're faced with adversity and under a microscope it's really difficult to live your life, be normal and, you know -- she got a dui in 2007. certainly, that is not the right thing to do. and i do not condone drinking
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and driving. but it happens. and it happened for her publicly. she is still paying a price for that. and i think they need to just let it go. and i think the media has changed. you know, when lindsay was 18 that whole group of girls, paris, jessica simpson, like the whole -- i think it changed. with the internet now, and i have a 14-year-old. they google everyone. i googled you before i came on. i know more about you than you know about me probably. but it is what it is. you know? and unfortunately, or fortunately, i love -- evolution is great. you know? but i have facebooks of me that aren't me. and i could care less. i just signed on a couple of days ago. >> what responsibility do you take for what's happened? and what can you all do now to help turn it all around? >> you know, i'm learning as i go, as well. you know you don't get a parent
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handbook. i'm a single mother of four kids. and we're very close. and it's been difficult. and i can't say i have any answers. you know? but i -- all we can do is love our kids and be there for them. catch them when they fall. and instill what i learned from my parents, who were married 50 years. and move forward. you know? we're all going to mess up. you know? >> finally, we're just about out of time. if you could sum it up, what does lindsay want right now? >> gosh. she just wants everyone to leave us alone, basically. and let her live her life. and let her grow up. she's 24. that's not young. she's a young woman. but i just think, to just breathe. >> okay. dina lohan. thanks for coming in this morning. thank you. it was okay. let's go to sam with the weather. >> hey, george. we're going to start with the west coast pattern of systems. they are stacked up on the
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western seaboard. we'll see an awful lot of rain wind, mountain snow coming through the weekend. this pattern change probably happens by the time you get into saturday night, a little drier. but it picks up midweek again next week. on the east coast, we're looking at what could be several areas with record-high temperatures. philadelphia, at 67 degrees. there is some cold air behind this. it's a one-day moment. look at buffalo at 45 today. you can see what the trend will be over the weekend. that's cooler air coming in behind it. in the next half hour we'll look at those cities and what happens to them in the next and here's a look ahead on the "gma morning menu" this morning. i dare you to watch "modern family" without laughing. this morning, we'll meet the
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creative team behind that must-see "modern family" show. and you have to remember this story. a former astronaut attacks a romantic rival. this is what will clue you in after driving hundreds of miles reportedly wearing adult diapers. now, you remember. the rival speaks out today. plus could these teens lose 90 pounds over 1 summer? and change their lives forever. you'll meet them on "gma." ♪ ♪ ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, do it ♪ ♪ oh, do it ♪ ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ hey ♪ [ female announcer ] coffee is like life. it's better when you add your flavor. coffee-mate, from nestle.
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>> that's the best you can do? we come all this way. we got -- that's it? >> we were confused. >> well, good morning, america. you are the hilarious heartbeat of this hit show. i've been working on that line all night long. you really are. thank you for inviting us to your turf. you often come to our turf there in the studio. george, we'll be talking much more with the cast. we have questions from our audience, as well. we'll be delving into all that. >> you gave us a big tease in the last half hour. >> yeah. >> said there's a new cast member. give it up. >> you want me to tell you now? >> sure. >> you want to know? someone's getting a dog. >> really? >> no. one of you. i saw -- with all of the writers
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yesterday. they had a sheet of dogs. and i looked down -- >> oh, on the show. >> on the show, yes. >> i thought, we're getting a dog? >> oprah gets cars. we're getting a dog. a jack russell, a pug and a chihuahua's in the running. hope i'm not giving away too many secrets. >> seems like they all collectively thought, i have to walk the dog now? oh, my god. >> you know that feeling, don't you? >> i do. we have other things coming up this hour though. look at this woman who was teased nonstop at school about her weight. so, she quit to study at home. and another girl who thought she would never get her weight under control. you will not believe when you meet them in our next half hour. you remember this story. two women in love with the same astronaut. one of them drove hundreds of miles to attack her romantic rival, an air force captain.
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now, the victim is speaking about her night of terror. first, let's get a look at the top stories with juju. >> good morning, everyone. teachers and other state workers in wisconsin are fighting again today, to save their benefits and union rights. protesters have camped out at the capital, where republicans say they will try again to vote on a bill that would strip most workers of their collective bargaining rights. democrats fled the state thursday to delay the vote. a showdown could come in washington today, with the house voting on a spending plan to prevent a government shutdown. in the middle east this morning, thousands turned out in bahrain to mourn the lives lost in this week's anti-government protests. the crowd turned the ceremony into a demonstration, calling for the downfall of the monarchy. in libya this morning, the government has relet'sed a video, showing leader moammar gadhafi, among supporters. and in cairo, today, a massive celebration.
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tens of thousands of people returned to tahrir square to rejoice in the revolution. but also pressure the military to push quickly towards democracy. and those are the headlines at 8:03. time, now, for the weather with sam. hey, sam. >> hey juju. i'm sorry. what's your name? >> kim. >> show me the sign. >> i just thought -- thank you. thank you very much. >> thank you so much. >> thank you guys for being out here. it is such a beautiful day. i know that's why everybody's out here. how about if new york city got a record along with philly washington, boston? it's possible today. short-sleeve shirts though? i don't know. we're going to start with what it looks like in philadelphia this morning. from wpbi. who knows philadelphia better than them? they're climbing to near-record temperatures today. the clouds may be what seals the deal. it's a wind shift or a cloud thing that might stop you from getting to record territory. philly 67. boston, 60.
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new york city, at least 64. washington, d.c. at 70 degrees. i think they were 70 yesterday, as well. the west coast is problem here is the big rain. it is big rain. the l.a. county mountains, we could see a foot it's your birthday. what's your name? >> elizabeth. >> happy birthday. we're glad you're out with us. this is a huge arm-air crowd.
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>> on another planet. what? who is this? >> hello, sam. you're here with all of the activity going on. that's okay. let them talk anthony. they're having a good time, the cast. i'm in the kitchen of the dunphys. there's so many things that go on behind the scenes, the secrets. we'll share that with you. then, we'll sit down with the cast. what do you say? quiet on the set. [ buzzer ] arriving on the set, i immediately felt like part of the family. in hollywood, you never know who you're going to bump into. look who is here behind the palm tree. when i come here it's mr. hollywood. >> yeah. i can do the interview with these on if you like. >> where is the -- >> we live across the way. careful crossing the street. >> reporter: eric stonestreet, cam, showed me their home. cozy. >> this is the famous portrait.
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this is where we sit to do our interviews. do your best cam. or do i want to see it? oh, my god. that's good. that's good. >> reporter: and check this out. "modern family's" set is quite modern. they control all of the studio lights from the palm of their hand. look at that. >> reporter: steve levitan is the co-creator. he and everyone in this room off camera deliver those incredible moments on camera. >> one, two, three. surprise. >> oh. >> no. no. >> reporter: when they walk in on them and go running to the kitchen, and going, my eyes. >> whatever it was, it looked like dad was winning. >> reporter: who wrote that line? bravo. >> that's one of the perks of being on a comedy show. you become funny. >> reporter: and the big thing i noticed was how much fun they were all having making us all
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laugh. they all get along. get to kraft services. >> roll on. >> and i think that the cast you've learned a little about yourselves. where are my manners? ty burrell, thank you very much. julie bowen, it's so good to be in your living room. jesse and i go back a long way. nolan, sarah,aerial. thank you all for having us in your home. let me start with you, julie. i know that you have -- you have three kids on the show. you have three kids at home as well. and does that mirror what's going on in your real life? >> so far, none of these children have asked me to change their diaper. and i really appreciate that guys. i'd like to keep that up. >> by the way -- i might need a change. >> we'll take care of that
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after. the chaos is similar. the feeling that you're never ahead of the 8 ball. that's the one thing i can carry into this job as claire dunphy. but these kids are so much more professional and together. >> than your kids? >> my kids are not professionals. 21 months old, not professional. they're still asking me to change their diapers. can you imagine? >> always missing their mark. >> they don't know their lines. not very funny. >> it's been great having you in the studio. and it's wonderful to be here you know, in your setting. and you were with us last week ty. people were struck by the way you said you were about to strike up a t-shirt business with your brother. you were at your wit's end in this business. and you really had interesting jobs, haven't you, before all this? >> i think we all have. i just -- i discovered through a series of weird jobs that i
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don't have another skill set. they kind of whittled down to the only thing, which it's questionable whether i can do this either. but -- yeah. you know? i basically kind of like a process of elimination. yeah. >> you were like a firefighter? or -- >> i was. but that -- it was really -- >> we didn't know that. how did we not know that you were a firefighter? you were like a smoke jump center. >> i was a fire runner. >> what does that mean? >> i was running from the flames. >> they needed someone to run? >> it was a fear-based experience. i can't say i was fighting fire. i was coping with fire. i was a fire coper. >> that's a little bit different. you should see the kids behind you. the expressions they're giving you right now. >> i don't think any of us ever heard that. >> rico can you remember the first time someone said, manny? manny? >> i was at a starbucks. >> what were you doing?
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>> ordering a double-espresso. >> yeah. and they were looking on their iphone. and they're checking. they looked at me. looked at her iphone. looked at me back. and said are you that -- are you manny? yes, i am. i love the show. that was my first experience. it was really cool. >> you didn't know about the double-espresso line. claire set you up. i called you claire. julie. >> we were talking about this today. i even sometimes go like -- well, julie and phil, the other day -- um, yeah. and i get everything -- >> we do it, too. >> yeah. >> yesterday, i was on the set. and one of my camera guys called me luke. i called him the opposite camera guy. and i started calling everybody the wrong names on purpose. >> my dad started calling me
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alex. >> your own dad did? >> yeah. >> my wife has started calling me claire. >> that could be a problem. >> inappropriate. >> the show is -- it's so incredibly funny. we had something this week where we had people letting us know that they were a real modern family and saying how much you touched them. you opened up the conversation about dysfunctional families still being a family of love. jesse, i know how you have talked about how people have talked to you important the show is. it's funny. but also important to them. >> me and eric get a lot of gay couples coming up to us saying thank you for being on tv. my kids have somewhere to look. maybe they're getting bullied at school. and they can say i have a family like mitch and cameron's on tv. that's something special. we don't take that lightly. >> the first season, you wanted
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the pilot to get picked up. you're all like uh-huh. and the second season, the awards that have come your way. i did almost call you luke. nolan, you're a good actor. you've been a member of mensa since the age of 4? >> yeah. i had to test out of school for purposes. i qualified for mensa. so, i just joined. it's pretty cool. >> is it a stretch for you to play an airhead? >> i don't know. luke's really fun. it's nice to play somebody that's the opposite of myself. he gets to do a lot of crazy stuff. >> you pull it off. >> yeah. >> ariel, you didn't think the producers liked you after your first audition? >> it was at our network test. and i left. i did the scene. everyone laughed at the studio test. and we went to the network test
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like okay. bye. i left. and i said okay. i don't think i'm going to get that. all right. i'll just go off to the next thing. my agent called me. and said i hope you feel like that every time you're going to play alex. it's really exciting. >> it's hard for us to imagine none of you being on this. every one of you is just -- the chemistry between you. and those that are not here with us -- >> they're smarter than we are. >> it is really -- look how light out it is outside. it's nice to be on a hollywood set. it gives you that impression. people, at one point, julie, thought that you and sofia, because sometimes you'd have a catfight, that they thought you didn't get along. >> that's an easy architect to play into. people like a betty/veronica story. and she is fantastic to make fun of. she plays along with it all the time. one of the first days on set, i asked her on the pilot, i said do you get a lot of jobs that require you to wear a chunky
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cable knit sweater? she just started laughing. and we've always had that relationship. she just said you're just so jealous. >> come again? >> i know. it's hard to understand. i do it so well. she's fantastic. i think people like the idea of feuding women. unfortunately, it's not true. >> no. it's quite genuine. and we're seeing each other again, sarah. weren't you on "good morning america" in 1999? you reminded me today. >> 1999. >> what were you doing? >> yeah. >> what? what's this? you don't know julie bowen? i came on "gma" in 1999 when we were promoting the abc made-for-television movie, "annie," where i played molly. and we performed "hard knock life," in the studio in new york city. and i believe i wore a blue long-sleeved shirt with
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overalls. >> you know -- >> she gave us a little heads-up. >> that w my plan. >> what do you want people ty to know about what goes on here and what you're trying to do? other than making people laugh? i know that's a big motivation. >> i think that -- i wish i could say, at least most of us had some overarching intent. but i think we're having as good a time as we can. it's an incredibly collaborative place, between the writers and us. i will say, the things that we're getting recognized for, like with jesse and eric and oddly enough like the planned parenthood stuff. >> i know. >> it comes -- it's really coming from the writing. you know? those guys are working, spinning multiple plates. we're here -- at least i'm here
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just being an idiot, for cash. >> yeah. >> we'll have much more with you all, coming up they're screaming in my ear right now. do you hear that? >> no. >> you're the stars. we'll have more from the set of "modern family." back to new york when we come back. instead of t old -- with chili's new $6 lunch break combos. choose from a house salad or hot, tasty soup. then pair it with a massive texas toast half sandwich, like our delicious classic turkey or our gigantic new southwestern blt smothered in cilantro lime mayo and jam-packed with three glorious slices of applewood smoked bacon. served with fries, that's big flavor for just 6 bucks! the $6 break for bold, weekdays at chili's. but i'll be right there. ♪ ♪ [ screams ] [ people screaming ] [ tires screech ] ♪ ♪ [ tires screech ] ♪ ♪ [ man
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we now have an abc news "20/20" exclusive. you may remember that shocking astronaut love triangle story from years ago. now, the victim is speaking out for the first time telling her story to "20/20" anchor chris cuomo. >> booster ignition. and liftoff for the space shuttle "discovery." >> reporter: america's space program roars back to life for just the second time as "discovery" lets go of the launch tower. it's a triumph for the nation and the seven astronauts onboard. including 43-year-old lisa marie nowak. >> we're actually getting along pretty good. >> reporter: seven months later she finds herself in jail reduced to mindless ramblings
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about her time in space. >> i got more sleep up there. i didn't feel like i was in space. >> reporter: in a virtual heartbeat, the media swarm churns up humiliating details. >> lisa nowak drove 1,000 miles, in a diaper. >> how do you wear a diaper all day without changing it? must have felt like one of britney spears' kids. >> reporter: detectives soon learned. this isn't just about one rogue astronaut. there are two astronauts involved. and the second is a man in the middle, bill oefelein. seemingly lost in the frenzy is the traumatized victim. colleen shipman is an engineer. she takes us back to the scene of a night of terror. a place that still makes her very uncomfortable. it's raining. just like it was that night.
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you are anxious now. let me get on the bus. let me get home. a little bit of rain is coming down. it's time to get home, right? >> right. >> reporter: 12:32 a.m. airport surveillance cameras pick up nowak in a black coat staking out the baggage area. >> somebody's watching me. >> reporter: for more than 90 minutes, security cameras record lisa nowak stalking her unwitting victim. suddenly she changes into a disguise. a white trench coat and a black wig. colleen orders the shuttle, as security cameras report lisa nowak following her out. >> i thought for sure she was going to, you know, murder me. i don't even want to say it. >> and you can see all of chris cuomo's report on "20/20" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central
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ni ♪ president obama is set to leave the bay area shortly. a live look at san francisco international airport at air force i right here. it will depart and take the president to his next stop on this trip in oregon. that's where he'll formally
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announce the appoint of intel ceo to an economic advisory council. mr. obama arrived at sfo last night. he met with top silicon valley executives at a private dinner inwoodside. the president is looking for ways to make american businesses more competitive and create more jobs. competitive finding space on the freeways out there this morning. let's check with frances and see what's going on. >> a bit crowd on northbound 83 san jose. roads also wet in the south bay. mike will tell you more about that. an accident on northbound 87 where traffic is slow as well in san jose. elsewhere seeing a lot of friday light traffic. traffic is flowing southbound through san rafael. less fog at this point. >> more competitive than usual.
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angeles, with my good friends from the set of "modern family." we have the children here with us. but we're missing a couple -- where are the boys? >> we're really big fans. we don't mean to be creepy. >> but you are. >> come on. bye. >> we came up with this on their own. come on. come on, nolan. come on manny. come on sarah. >> they're fresh. >> how do you choreograph that in two minutes? >> we tend to do that every now and then, to be honest. >> i have to say. congratulations. everyone was saying how you all, in the second season stepped it up. you're not such a kid. you're 20. look at you. >> i know. >> everyone thinks you're younger, don't they? >> they do. they think i'm the age from 12 to 16, 17 if i'm lucky.
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that's nice. >> that's not a bad problem to have. >> i will take 17 gladly. >> all right. we'll pull you back in and talk with the other ones. and answer some viewer questions, george, they have to answer in a little bit. >> looking forward to that. also this half hour the inspiring journey of two, determined teens. their weight had made their lives unbearable. but each lost 90 pounds in just 1 summer. they're here this morning to tell us how they did it. plus emeril is here again. he has great, easy recipes you can cook during the week. he has a smile on his face. one of the reasons we're all smiling, robin. sam was right, the weather is fantastic. and he's outside with a big crowd. >> i know, george. it's amazing. go ahead. let it out, folks. [ cheers ] this is what the warm temperatures can do. you're from where? >> from north carolina. >> petersburg. >> petersburg. and you actually -- >> yes, i do. from ashland, virginia.
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>> it happens all the time. one or two things we want you to know about. we're going to start with a live shot of washington, d.c. here's why. washington is one of the areas, and works north from there, where this quarter of warm air is working in. we have a chance of the seeing at or near record temperatures today. new york, i'd go toward boston. and hartford's involved. pittsburgh? not today. you're getting the cool air a little today. right behind that front, you get the cool air. yesterday, it was nice in pittsburgh. you're lucky to be here in new york today. as we look at the big boards here's what's going to happen. all of the calm mild weekdays we had is gone for the weekend. we're setting up a snowstorm and snowshower situation, in minneapolis. also, in the rockies, winter weather as we get back into next week. enjoy this break. i know you already broke out the short sleeves. i don't want to hear that
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and all that weather was brought to you by amazon. robin, you're missing a beautiful day in new york today. >> and you're missing a beautiful cast here. i'm glad we're finally getting good weather from all of that snow back east. we're back here with the cast of "modern family." thank you, once again. the improv killed. great. we have some questions, now our viewers. are you ready? >> yeah. >> a lightning round here. this comes from anna in plano. and she asks -- you'll take this one. lily is so quiet and calm in front of the camera. is she really like that all the time? or do you have to retake a lot of scenes because of her? >> it's booze. she arrives very drunk every day. but she is remarkably quiet.
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i think she feels -- she comes on to the set and she's immediately in character. like stoic. she's very committed to her craft. people are like -- there was a facebook campaign. let cameron and mitch have kids. now, there's one, like let lily talk. she's going to do it when she wants to do it. remarkably behaved little girl. well, twins. >> you agree? >> she really is. i have real twins. they could never do that job. these children have been on-set since they were 6 months? 8 months old? they're much better behaved. >> this is all they know. >> good answer. good answer. this is from michelle in minnesota. she wants to know, who is the most like their character in real life? >> hmm. ridiculous. i can't -- yeah. probably me. >> seriously? ty? >> i do a lot of tripping and
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falling in real life. i'm oblivious. >> but funny. really really funny. >> without knowing it. just like phil. >> so who is the least like their character? >> probably eric. he's not here. but eric is very -- and also i'm going to say ariel is nothing like alex. >> she's so quiet. you have been so incredibly quiet all morning. >> i'm not trying to be. i'll make some sounds. >> she and lily. >> i will make some random sounds. >> all right. how about cindy in arizona. she wants to know do you ever get on each other's nerves? and what do you do about it, if you do? >> well like any good, american family we're in denial. >> we pretend like it's never happened. >> we sweep feelings under the rug. and go home and drink.
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what else would we do? talk about it? i think not. if everyone was healthy and well-adjusted, we wouldn't have a television show. do we get on each other's nerves? do we? >> i don't know. >> we get on each other's nerves. >> the school room -- >> the school room gets a little heated. >> we're so bad, we had to bring nerf guns in to keep the peace. >> yeah. >> we have like 15 nerf guns in there. >> we had a fight because we have a set computer. we were each going on facebook during a scene. and we got into a fight about whose turn it was. and we get into fights about, like -- we'll start hitting each other with wooden spoons. >> it's all about love on the set. >> we love each other. >> it's very family-like. i broke up a few fights about the computer. i'm not your real mother. but enough. >> do you feel like the real mother? >> occasionally. not to sarah.
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sarah is a full adult. and i have respect for the other kids. but there's times when nolan and ariel are fighting over the computer. and it's like, that's it. >> that comes across on the show. people can relate to it. >> i cannot hide? is that what you're saying? >> julie. there's something about you. you always get together like this. even though you shoot the show together, there's not that often that you're all together as a cast? >> we were all together yesterday. and i was very honest with the cast. i'm so excited to come to work especially on those days. we don't get to hang out as a group all that often. >> i think at production. we're at a cocktail party. >> yeah. it's really good for the show. >> hi, ariel. she is so sweet. >> she is. >> thank you all very much for putting up with us. and for all that you do. and we can see your show -- this is where the plug comes. every wednesday, 9:00 8:00 central right here on abc.
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many teens spend the summer before college traveling or partying. but the two, young women you're about to meet spent the summer changing their lives. gabriela lost 119 pounds just by exercise. and marci levine did the same losing 90 pounds in 90 days. and they did it with supervised experts, all part of the hit mtv documentary series "i used to be fat." thanks for coming in. you look fantastic. you looked fantastic before, though, i have to say. and yet, 90 pounds in 90 days. no pills. no surgery. just good old-fashioned hard work? >> it's true. >> what was that like? >> it's one of the things where you had to buckle down and get it done. we could have been doing other things during the summer. we decided to change our lives, instead.
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>> no gimmicks. this was a lifestyle change. >> it is a lifestyle change. if someone does want to lose weight, there's no diet. hard work eating right and exercising. >> marci, your family took drastic measures to make sure that was not going to hurt you as much. let's look at the clip. >> the decision to do homeschooling was in sixth grade. i was teased so much during elementary. some of the kid would call me hippo and [ bleep ]. just a lot of different things. >> i look at your face. and you look different. do you feel different, as well? >> i feel different. it's an internal change as well. i have changed on the outside. a lot of things have happened. but it's a lifestyle change. you change your whole personality. you're more confident. and it's really great. >> gabriela you were far from
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homeschooled. you were the homecoming queen at your school. you said even though there was a smile on the outside, you were often very sad on the inside? >> i was a happy, outgoing person in school. but when i went home i was sad. >> even though you were popular and homecoming queen, and doing well? >> yeah. >> in the mtv documentary series there's a portion where we meet your mom. and she says she has junk food out to tempt you? >> oh yeah. >> she's very tough on you. let's take a look. >> your life cannot revolve around you trying to lose all this weight. that's why i've been getting on your butt about doing the housework and doing your chores. >> does that make it even harder that your mom was tough on you? >> no. i knew she did it out of love. she saw me gaining weight after many times i told her i would diet and lose weight. she didn't know what to do. we had a great relationship before. and we continue to have one now. >> both of you were very brave. you stood on a scale on national television.
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you showed your bare mid bellies. what's life like now after? >> you know my life has completely changed. i'm more confident now. i have a job where i'm out in the middle of everyone. i really enjoy myself. going on with my acting career. i mean everything. so many things you just grow as a person. so, it's really great. >> and you're both off to college. what advice would you give to teenagers who are feeling the way you were feeling before going off to college? >> i would just say, you have to work hard. if you want change you have to put yourself out there and just do it. >> no short cuts. >> yeah. >> all right. thank you both for being here. >> thank you. >> continued success on your change in lifestyle. everyone, you should find out that the finale of "i used to be fat" is on wednesday on mtv. stay with us. we have quick and tasty weekend dinners with emeril lagasse. the ladies
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♪ when the moon hits your eye ♪ time now, for our friday favorite, "america's recipes" with emeril lagasse. it's all about the pasta. and the thing here do it in the middle of the week when you're pressed for time. and get things on the table. >> these are simple ingredients. eight ingredients or less. very fast for during the week. we have an italian sausage, with penny and escarolle. and sizzling shrimp that you can cook over -- >> that sounds good. >> it has garlic. lemon. you can put it over any pasta. let's start here. we're going to start with the
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italian sausage. olive oil. don't be shy with it. a good amount of onion. and you can add the bell pepper in there for me as well. >> stir this up? >> yep. >> what we'll do is we'll add some pepper. and some salt. and basically, george after about six to eight minutes, it's going to sort of look like this. >> let it all melt. >> get it care mellize izecaramelized like this. you can use hot sausage, a mixture. turkey sausage. but take it out of the casing. >> squeeze it out. >> squeeze it right out. >> and you don't brown it before. you put it in the same pan. >> i put it in the same pan. and i'm going to start breaking it up in little pieces like this. until it starts getting brown. as it starts getting brown, it's going to break up. now, we'll come over here. and now, this is what it looks like after about ten minutes. starting to get really nice and
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caramelized. at that point, here's what we're going to do. we're going to add garlic. this is about two heads of escarole. you want to wash it and spin-dry it, just like lettuce. it has a little sand in there. you break it up in pieces. now, we're going to add the escarole. and we're going to have a pot of water. >> you could have anything ready in 20 minutes. >> we're going to cook penny for 10 or 11 minutes. usually, the boxes nowadays will tell you the perfect time. we're going to take our penny. >> to the same pot? >> yep. and add it just like this. and we're going to add crushed red pepper which is going to give it a little kick. >> yeah. >> and we're going to give it a little more olive oil to moisten it up a little bit. we're going to makes all this in. look at how this is looking, george. >> oh. >> this is really easy. really easy recipes. go on the website and get them.
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>> just one pot. that's it? >> that's it. right now, you're probably cleaning a lot of the pots too, right? >> yeah. >> i don't want to be cleaning all night long. i want to be eating. >> part of the -- >> right. exactly. >> yeah. exactly. come on, george. >> george, when he cooks, he doesn't clean. he has a rule. that's no fair. >> that's the penne dish. just drizzle olive oil on it like that. then fettuccine. basically cooked fettuccine, six to eight minutes, until al dente. you can add ham and peas. >> i don't know what that is? escarole? that tastes great in the pasta. i didn't think it would. >> you don't want to cook it cook it. escarole needs to be cooked because it's a little bitter. one of the bitter greens.
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look at that. >> that's what surprises me the most about this, is it really tastes great. i'm like i'm not so sure. >> here you go george. we have a combination of three. the fettuccine, with the ham and the peas. now, the garlic shrimp. and really you can put it over any pasta you want. spaghetti, linguine. if you want to do penne, you can do that. i like it with rice. >> how do you do the shrimp? >> you saute it for two or three minutes. add tons of garlic a little onion. lemon. you can add a little white wine or broth. that's basically it. if you want the recipe -- very fast. and you want to serve it right away. go on abcnews.com/gma. they're all there today. you can have a great weekend by starting with some of these pastas. >> emeril's doing my job there. i apprecia m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m
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emeril thank you. >> it's smelling good in here.
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>> come through here. let's wave good-bye to robin in l.a., with the whole cast of "modern family." that was fantastic, guys. how would you sum your week up in three words? listen to this, with darius rucker. ♪ ♪ have you ever seen a prairie wind ♪ ♪ make a wave on a wheat field ♪ ♪ bringing in the waves have you ever seen a momma ♪ ♪ stop a baby cry with a smile and a whisper ♪ ♪ of his name when she looks at me ♪ ♪ that's what i see she's beautiful like that ♪
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♪ president obama left the bay area just a short time ago after meeting privately with silicon valley executives last night. he took off from san francisco international airport on air force i about ten minutes ago. mr. obama's now en route to oregon where he's expected to announce the appointment of intel ceo paul adalinni to an economic advisory council. weather wise mike anymore
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rain? >> still raining in the south bay and starting to make that jog to the north near san mateo bridge. it eventually will move all the way up into the north bay. you can see the next batch of rain developing to our south. this is a light gradual rain, maybe heavy in the monterey bay. >> enough to cause accidents out there. westbound 580 slow in oakland approaching grand because of a motorcycle crash blocking a lane. you see traffic crawling under 20 mph. and the south bay wet roads out there. here's a live shot of the 280 and 17 interchange. traffic slows announcer: it's "live with regis and kelly." today, from the new film "unknown" and the series "mad men," january jones. and a tale of romance 67 years in the making as we wrap up "live's" "world's greatest love story" week. plus, from the animated film "gnomeo & juliet," a song by
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recording legend elton john. and the co-hosts respond to your questions and comments when they open up "regis & kelly's inbox." owl next on "live." [cheers and applause] announcer: now, here are regis philbin and kelly ripa! [cheers and applause] kelly: hi. regis: hello again. [cheers and applause] oh, hi, everybody. [cheers and applause] thank you. it's friday, february 18, 2011. kelly: you can tell this audience is still drunk from last night. regis: yeah. [laughter] hey, it's going to be the best day of the summer.
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