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good morning, america. this morning, deadly southern storms, severe weather, heavy rain, strong winds and lightning pound the south, leaving tens of thousands of people without power. saying good-bye to the big man. clarence clemons, the larger than life saxophone player and original member of the e street band, has died. what bruce springsteen and others saying this morning. order in the court. casey anthony breaks down in tears again at her murder trial, and the judge blows up at the lawyers, accusing both sides of playing games. and celebrating dad. we asked you to send us tributes to your fathers, and you responded bigtime. this morning we'll hear life lessons, courtesy of your dad. >> announcer: from abc news, live from new york, this is
"good morning america" with dan harris and bianna golodryga. and, once again, happy father's day to all of the dads out there. i want to wish dr. jay harris, a happy father's day as well. that's dan's dad. >> he's going to blush bright red when he hears you talk about him on television. >> he deserves it. i'm sure it wasn't always easy raising you. but clearly he did a magnificent job. >> and happy father's day to vitale. a lot more coming up from dads all over the country. while it is dad's day, we also have some kids strutting their stuff at a baby dior fashion show.aby you heard right. we'll talk about dior for the kiddies, high end designer clothing for little children. can you believe, dan, gucci launched a line for babies? >> i'm hearing versace is coming out with a line, too. >> you realize kids go through these clothes every few months. >> some people think it's cool, some people think it's crazy. we'll get into that debate coming up. and an obama impersonator got the hook at a big conference for republicans overnight. right after gop leaders issued a
call for civility and political discourse. this comedian went on stage and made racial and gay jokes. it did not go over well. show you in a minute. we begin with the deadly storms that tore across seven southern states. one woman killed in atlanta and thousands without power across the south. jackie meretsky has the latest. >> good morning, jackie. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. yesterday at this time, we could already see the big storms bubbling up in the heart of the country. once the afternoon heat started cooking everything up, that's when everything intensified. a vicious swath of thunderstorms tore across the south. in all, there were 300 reports of damaging winds from the huge complex of thunderstorms across seven states. in atlanta, the storm turned deadly. a woman there lost her life when her car was smashed the one of the hundreds of trees that snapped in the powerful winds. lightning strikes may have even
sparked house fires like this one. >> just a huge big, black ball of smoke. i walked down the street and this house right here was up in flames. >> jess henderson was left in a daze when a large tree ripped his home in half. >> that's our kitchen table right here. >> reporter: and he wasn't alone. gusting winds brought down trees and powerlines everywhere. >> power crews are reconnecting power lines across north georgia. in the fifth inning, rain delayed the braves/texas game. this was the frantic scene captured on an iphone at a concert in rome, georgia, a tree limb fell into the crowd, sending two people to the hospital. in north carolina, winds threatened outdoor events. >> i was thinking we might have a tornado. >> reporter: in a frightening scene in the orlando airport, rain water caused a pipe to break inside the terminal. and mother nature today is not
being kind to fathers on father's day, we have more severe weather, in fact a tornado watch until 10:00 a.m. central time in portions of southern illinois, indiana and west central kentucky. take a look at our widespread con vehicle tif outlook. i want you to focus on nebraska, about two-thirds of that state under a moderate risk of severe weather. so look for supercell development towards the later afternoon and early evening hours. dan, back you to. >> a mess out there. that lightning strike was incredible. jackie, thank you. to politics now and one day after the so-called golf summit where president obama and john boehner hit the links together. the two are now teeing off quite seriously over a big issue, libya. the question on the table, is the president breaking the law by keeping u.s. forces engaged in the operation without congressional approval? david kerley has the story from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. today is the deadline that the president needs approval from congress to continue military action in libya. or does he?
that is the debate. and they undoubtedly talked about it on the golf course. for the first time the president and the speaker hit the links together, and they were even partners, beating the vice president and ohio's republican governor. while they agree they like golf, they disagree on most issues, including the military action in libya. today is the 90th day of fighting, and the u.s. war powers act says that the u.s. is involved in hostilities after 90 days, congress must approve. but the president says, with no ground forces in libya, and being in a supporting role, this is not hostilities. >> the kind of engagement that we have right now does not meet, in our legal analysis, does not meet the threshold. >> reporter: that's what the president says, but he had to override the advice of two of his own legal advisers, who, according to "the new york times," say the u.s. is indeed involved in hostilities, and the
speaker of the house echoes that. >> it doesn't pass a straight face in my view that we're not in the midst of hostilities. >> reporter: the president is facing a bipartisan assault on his continuing support of a nato mission against libyan leader gadhafi. sued by both republicans and democrats in congress. this is really a political battle over power. presidential power versus congressional power. depending whether a democrat or republican has been in the white house, mr. obama and the speaker, mr. boehner, have taken completely different positions. >> it's completely political. there are very few people who claim to be consistent on this over time at least among the leadership. >> reporter: congress has a couple of options. they can vote to cut off funding for military action in libya, but you there's a democratic plan that is floating around as well that would give the president to the end of the year to wrap up the ground, which the president says he has no intention of doing. expect to hear more about this. >> for more on this, we turn to the host of "this week" christiane amanpour who joins us
from washington as well. christiane, good morning to you. good morning, dan. >> what does it all mean? is in any thans the president will go to congress or pull the operation out of libya? >> it's unlikely congress is going to pull funding. it doesn't want to do that when american forces have been historically involved. we talked to senator john mccain, who is going to be our guest today. he is basically saying, this should come to a vote. he said he and senator kerry have prepared a resolution and it should come to a vote and congress needs to vote on it. >> so let me ask you quickly, about another big story going on on the international scene right now. rather extraordinary development in afghanistan, where the tensions between the u.s. and president of afghanistan, hamid karzai, seem to be boiling over. i want to read something. something that the u.s. ambassador said in a speech. when we hear ourselves being
called occupiers and worse, and our aid programs are ineffective and source of all corruption, our pride is offended and we begin to lose our inspiration to carry on. what is going on here? >> well, look. the united states are clearly frustrated with hamid karzai who is constantly publicly been berating, for instance, nato strikes which killed civilians. he's been calling for an end to the so-called night raid. remember, this is also being played out against a backdrop of fierce political debate. over how many troops to start withdraw the president will make a ing. decision on that shortly this summer in accordance with what he said when he sent the surge troops in. it's really kind of an argument that's going on at a very important time here in the united states. when you've seen so many politicians, even republicans, pulling back from their traditional defense talk postures. >> this, as you say, is a fierce debate being carried on in the administration and washington generally.
do you have a sense with the people you're talking to, about how big the withdrawal of american troops will be this summer? >> certainly, the battle lines are drawn, so to speak. the military and allies want a modest withdrawal this summer, somewhere up to a maximum of some 10,000 and keep the remaining surge troops in place for another 12 months at least. others in the administration and it's well known that vice president biden and his allies are calling for a steeper withdrawal, in order to meet the end game which is to withdraw all troops or the majority of them by the end of 2015. and shift the counter insurgency in afghanistan to a more pinpointed counterterrorism operation. they're using the fact that osama bin laden has been killed and dispatched as a reason for their point of view. >> that's possibly a game-changer. christiane amanpour, always fascinating to talk to you on a sunday morning, thank you. and be sure to join christiane later on abc's "this week" when her guests include john mccain. bianna over to you. >> all right, dan, turning to greece, a nation once again on
the verge of economic collapse. after a week of heated and violent protests over spending cuts and tax hikes, it appears another round of financial aid for the country will be approved the european leaders meeting today. if greece were to default, it could have a ripple effect across europe and the united states. joining us from washington to talk about it is wall street journal's chief economic correspondent, jon hilsenrath. good morning to you. thank you for coming in. et greek prime minister out, just within the last hour, saying in exchange for another financial aid package they make rigorous revisions to their constitution. but i guess the question to you is will a second package actually work this time? >> what it does, it buys greece and european counterparts time. but it doesn't solve the under lying problem. greece has too much debt out there. at some point it's going to have to be restructured. they had a very hard time figuring out how to do that. how to get european banks to right down the value of some of its debt. there's too much out there and they can't finance all of it.
>> there's a lot of concern greece could become the next lehmann brothers. could this deal prevent that from happening? >> well, it certainly prevents the crisis that was staring us in the face last week from happening. but, again, it does not solve the underlying problem of too much debt that the greeks have out there. and we also have to remember, there are other countries like portugal, ireland, spain, dealing with similar problems, so i certainly think we should not discount the possibility that there could be more financial turmoil in the future in europe that rebounds back to the united states and the rest of the world. >> and i want to get into that quickly, what would the effect of a default in greece and other particular nations have on the u.s.? >> well, we've discovered that the united states is very interconnected with the rest of the globe in the last couple of years. i think there's two really important issues that we have to think about. one is that our economy is very
vulnerable to shocks right now. it's not like we were in the 1980s and the 2000s, when there were shocks like hurricane katrina or the tech bubble burst and the economy sailed through it. what we've seen in the last 12 months with an earthquake in japan, with european financial turmoil last year, when there are bumps outside of the u.s., it slows us down. our own economy is going through a slowdown right now. we have to be very attune to what's happening in the rest of the world. >> that's right. we're still dealing with a very anemic economy here in the u.s., nonetheless, this may be good news for the markets come monday morning. jon, thanks for coming in. happy father's day to you, by the way. >> thank you. >> have a good day. >> thank you. >> dan. >> now a story that affects your health and wallet. there's a new concern this morning that hundreds of hospitals are regularly giving patients powerful ct scans that they do not need. that exposes them to extra radiation and costs tax payers a lot of extra money. dan kloeffler has the story.
>> reporter: every year, more than 70 million c.a.t. scans are performed in the united states. but a new review of records shows that man patients are being scanned twice, often unnecessarily, doubling the radiation they receive. each scan equivalent to 350 standard chest x-rays. >> it does double the radiation exposure which is of concern. but many instances it's an appropriate test. when it's not, it's needless radiation. >> reporter: in 2008, records show hundreds of hospitals performed double scans on more than 30% of patients. and in some cases, it was almost 90%. but the practice, experts say, varied widely. most of the double scans were performed at smaller community hospitals. the nation's best teaching hospitals rarely if ever scanned twice. those second scans add up, costing medicare some $25 million.
>> while there may be some financial motivation in certain instances, i do believe that in many instances, it's the best interest of the patient in their own minds. >> reporter: smaller hospitals argue that they don't have the resources that the larger teaching hospitals do to make quick and efficient diagnoses on their own, without a second scan. but officials hope the release of findings like this will force hospitals to make better decisions on how to treat their patients. for "good morning america" dan kloeffler, abc news. >> now for a check of the other top stories this morning. ron claiborne with that. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we begin with controversy at the republican leadership conference in new orleans. a black comedian impersonating obama was pulled off the stage at a conference after making racial jokes about the president. >> now, my favorite month is february, black history month. you see, michelle, she celebrates the full month, and i celebrate half.
>> the comedian reggie brown also took shots at some other republican candidates for president before his mike was killed and he was escorted away. the jokes came after two high profile republicans at the conferenced a party members to be civil at the conference. at the same conference, texas congressman, ron paul, easily won a presidential straw poll, despite being a longshot to be the party's nomination for president. more notable, but the second place finisher, former utah governor john huntsman. huntsman is expected to enter the presidential race on officially tuesday. and hollywood history was sold at auction saturday night. the headline item was the white dress that marilyn monroe wore. in the "seven-year itch," the one she wore and became famous for standing over a subway grate. it sold for over 5.5 million bucks. three other items sold, the
dress from the wizard of oz and the ruby slippers. the items came from actress debbie reynolds' collection. and there seems to be truth saying that cats always land on their feet. the 9-month-old cat this you see here, copper, fell 12 stories from a building, survived with just a broken paw. after falling, the cat was stuck on the roof of a garage for nine hours. because there was no access for people. that was not a hot tin roof. by the way. veterinarians that treated copper were amazed she survived. how about that? >> i'm amazed too. she doesn't seem camera shy. >> not at all. >> copper is a lucky girl. jackie meretsky is here for the weather across the nation. jackie, good to see you. >> very good to see you. ron, you're on fire today. one of the most dangerous aspects of severe weather is flooding caused by heavy rain. and you're looking at jacksonville, illinois. this city received nearly half a foot of rain in less than 24 hours from friday into saturday. so, very dangerous situation there. in fact, there's a state of emergency in that city. meanwhile, take a look at widespread rains in the northern
plains, as well as central plains. some of the heaviest amount will fall in the dakotas, up to 3 inches is expected and dallas expected to have another day of triple-digit heat. today will be the seventh day of >> b >> bianna and dan. >> thank you, jackie. sad music news today, a towering figure in the world of rock is gone. they called him the big man. not just because he was 6'5".
clarence k4re78 clemons, the original sax player from the bruce springsteen e street band has died of complications of a stroke. ron is back with a look back at an amazing life. >> amazing. for nearly 40 years the sound of clarence clemons' booming saxophone had fans interstained from a bruce springsteen and the e street band. springsteen introduced as king of the world, master of the universe. a springsteen concert will never be the same. >> give me a "c" -- >> reporter: he was a legendary saxophone towerhouse who helped catapult bruce springsteen to the rock and roll hall of fame. clarence clemons died saturday of suffering a stroke in florida last week. known as the big man, for his towering 6'5" frame and mighty tenor sax rifts, he grew up in norfolk, virginia, attending maryland state college on both football and music scholarships.
but music won out. before graduating he moved to new jersey where he and springsteen formed the premier american rock band of the 1970s. >> bruce and clarence had a special bond. i think anyone in the e street band would tell you that. but really, on stage it really turned to magic. >> we were playing for each other. >> he worked with a lot of different people. from aretha franklin, which was a big thrill, right on to most recently lady gaga. >> clemons was immersed in the hard life of a rock superstar, until the 1980s, when he wore off alcohol and took an interest in eastern religion and medication. he recent years his health began to falter. under going spinal surgery and having both knees replaced. springsteen released this statement about the loss of his dear friend. his loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years.
>> based on those things, you seal it with a kiss. >> clarence clemons was 69 years old. >> and bruce springsteen used to introduce the e street band calling him the heart stopping, pants dropping, house rocking, earth shaking, love making e street band. and a lot of adjectives attributable to the great clarence clemons. >> his sound is so intermingled with the bruce springsteen sound. you can never separate them. >> they are not the same. >> there were a lot of prayers he could make a recovery. it's sad. such a young age. he will be missed. coming up on "good morning america," the judge in the casey anthony murder trial threatens the lawyer with contempt for failing to disclose witness testimony. the latest from the trial in florida coming up. a lot of people will be talking about this. kiddy couture. toddling down the cat walk for baby dior. high fashion for small children and it means big bucks. and you shared the lessons learned from your dad on his
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♪ ♪ who doesn't love a good fashion show but a baby dior, as in christian dior. high-end label, dan, if you don't know. actually has a new line out for children. >> this stuff cost thousands of dollars. >> you imagine these kids grow like weeds. i can't imagine your dad when you were growing up dressing you in baby dior clothes. >> no, no. >> i used to wear tough skins. remember those things? >> oshkosh by gosh. whatever happened to that. >> good morning, america, i'm bianna golodryga. >> i'm dan harris. it is sunday, june 19th. we're talking about dads. because it is father's day. we did something special this year. we asked you to tell us the best piece of advice you got from your dad. you sent us great stuff. we'll play it for you on your
coming up. >> i have a huge list of my own. also, this is the train to the dark side. this is a video we have been fixated on. we'll tell you what darth vader was doing in the subway. >> not sure what that is. we'll get to that in just a moment. we want to start with serious news out of the world of the judicial system with the casey anthony murder trial. and unusually tense day yesterday. with casey breaking down in the courtroom. and judge threatening the defense attorney with contempt. yunji de nies has the story for us in orlando. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. it's just as tense outside of the courthouse. this case, of course, has drawn international attention. it's the most focused right here in orlando. it's on television 24/7, on a.m. radio, of course exploding online. the most focused and concentrated spectators were back in line right outside of the courthouse yesterday. >> they come from around the state, lining up for hours to land the hottest ticket in town. >> i was waiting to see if i was going to win the lottery. don't know whether you make it
or not. >> don chaisson has been here ten times. >> it's intense. watching everything unfold right in front of your eyes. to be in the same room with the people you see on tv. >> reporter: and the crowds keep growing. >> if you had asked me two months ago if i thought this case ranked with o.j. simpson's murder trial, i would have said no. but now i say yes. >> reporter: they are all clamoring to see her, casey anthony, the mother accused of murder. in a moment of intense emotion, she broke down, testimony how animals gnawed at her daughter caylee's remains, once again reducing her to tears. dr. warner spitz conducted over 60,000 autopsies, and consulted on some of the country's most high-profile homicides. he examined caylee anthony's remains for the defense and disputed the theory the toddler was murdered. >> can you rule out accidental death? >> no. >> reporter: emotions ran high
throughout. the judge grew angry after the defense team failed to fully disclosed the expert's opinion to the prosecution violating a court order. >> both sides have engaged in what i call game playing. okay. and this is not a game. >> reporter: now, everyone has the day off today, a little time to cool off, and the judge to sort of gather his thoughts on that. we'll be right back in court tomorrow. that's when we're expecting to hear from dr. william rodriguez, he's a forensic psychologist, expected to testify about the duct tape found near little caylee's remains. dan, bianna. >> those spectators will be back. thank you for reporting this morning. >> let's check the headlines with ron claiborne. good morning again. >> good morning. good morning, everybody. in the news. the obama administration may speed up plans to bring u.s. troops home from afghanistan. thanks to strikes that left al qaeda paralyzed.
high ranking officials tell "the new york times" that al queda is crippled in the region and the draw down can be accelerated. tributes pouring in for clarence clemons, the saxophonist from bruce springsteen's e street band nicknamed "the big man" died saturday from complications from a stroke. and rory mcilroy appears to be cruising to a victory at the u.s. open golf tournament. the 22-year-old enters the final day of setting the lowest score after the tournament with an eight-stroke lead. that's after three rounds. finally, wimbledon starts tomorrow, but american bethanie mattek-sands, check this out, tennis-inspired dress. it's made partially with tennis balls. self-described lady gaga wore it to the pre-wimbledon tournament party. >> you can't play in that. >> yeah, against rules i think. >> how you did like that, jackie? >> i love it. yeah, i'd wear it on the red carpet. good for her.
let's switch gears, talk about severe weather. in fact, over 300 reports on saturday in the southeast. you're looking at heavy winds that caused power lines to fall down as well as trees to come down on cars and as well as on to some homes. we have a threat again today of severe weather stretching northward to the heart of the country and carolinas, i want you to keep in mind nebraska really expecting some supercells this afternoon. meanwhile, in the desert southwest, not a good day for firefighters, again, we have 30 to 60-mile-per-hour winds that are expected. quickly, i want to leave with you my favorite daddy towns, happy father's day to all. i think my favorite is daddyville, north carolina
this w this weather report has been brought to you by milo's kitchen dog treats. dan, bianna. >> i like popsquash vermont. that is a cool name. it is father's day. that means a gift from the kids and plus a tie. >> you will not believe the high-end designers that the children are wearing, which puts old man's clothing to shame. rob nelson is on the story for us. ♪ >> reporter: they are the queens of the catwalk, heidi, tyra, giselle, but watch out, ladies, the real fashion plates are about to hit the playground. >> there's a lot of buzz about high fashion baby clothes. >> reporter: some of fashion's biggest names, armani, fendi, versace, are doing something for the smallest consumers. >> it's beautiful and i would
buy anything for my granddaughter. >> reporter: several top designers are unveiling their own line of children's clothes for infants to teens, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand bucks. >> we can't afford to spend that kind of money on it. >> they grow out of it so quickly. >> reporter: children's lines from fendi and gucci have debuted and expect versace's mini-me creations by december. in fact, the company says within the next five years, kiddy clothes will make up 10% of their global sales. >> something about being spoiled and wealthy and fabulous everybody wants a piece of. >> reporter: some folks say it's plain crazy. >> when it comes to shopping for my kids, we do most of our shopping frankly at thrift stores, to give them an idea what money is really worth and what clothes are really worth. >> reporter: but now, high-end fashion for those who still have a bedtime is going mainstream.
this craze is about to take over fifth avenue. for "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> i'm rarely speechless after a piece. >> i'm excited to see the versace line. >> can you imagine those kids eating hot dogs in the playground, getting -- anyway, we want to hear what you think about all of this. tell us on the shoutout board on abcnews.com/"gma" or facebook or twitter. >> i have a feeling there will be some opinions. >> yes, i think so as well. >> meantime, coming up on "good morning america," what's the best advice you got from your dad? up next, everything from the right age to get married to how to prepare for a second child. we've collected advice from your dads. >> that stuff is great. plus, this kid has to make his dad proud. is this guitar picking toddler for real? we'll give you the low down in a segment called "fixation." segment called "fixation."
>> to not get married until i was over 40. >> never be afraid of an honest's day's work. >> quit smoking. >> my dad taught me how to be a big brother. >> the best piece of advice my dad gave me was never let my gas tank go below a quarter. in the 20 years i've been driving, i've never run out of gas. thanks, dad. >> my dad taught me to always look people in the eye when you talk to them. this daddy's girl uses that advice every single day. >> the one piece of advice my father gave me when i was younger was that i didn't need to have hundreds of friends, i just needed to have two or three really good friends. that's a piece of advice i'll take with me for the rest of my life. thanks, dad. >> my father inspires me to do a lot of things, especially never to give up. in 2007 he was diagnosed with
prostate cancer. we still did a second 5k later that january. i admire him for everything he has done and all he's accomplished. >> when i was pregnant with my second child, i could not figure out how i was going to love him as much as i loved my first child. when i talked to my dad about this, he said, have you ever been in a room where one candle is lit? it's beautiful. then you light another one, and it becomes even more beautiful. that's how it is. he was right. thanks, dad, for loving me. your second candle. >> you told me that sometimes in life, we don't always know what the outcome will be, but if you never try, then you'll never know. so thank you, dad, for teaching me to experiment, something i remember almost every day, it's certainly gotten me far in life. >> that if you're going to do something, take your time, be patient and do it right. >> thanks, dad.
>> thank you, dad. >> thank you, happy father's day. >> happy father's day, dad, i love you. >> of course our own fathers have had such an influence on all of our lives. my dad taught me about perseverance and hard work as an immigrant in this country with less than $200. he proved that you can do whatever you want in this country if you work hard enough for it. happy father's day, dad. ron, i know your dad -- >> my father passed away almost 16 years ago. he used to say, study like you will live forever. and live like you'll die tomorrow. the kindest and wisest man i've ever knew. >> great advice. jackie? >> my dad told me only a father from detroit can. street smart, how to read between the lines in any situation. and he -- there he is at my rehearsal dinner. he also taught me to be nice to everybody. >> that's good advice. dan? >> my dad is a doctor, a breast cancer doctor. i learned from him the value of compassion. there he is before i got
married. on a less serious note, he told me around the house, it's helpful to pretend like you don't know much, because nobody will ask you to do anything. dad, that was a very valuable lesson. >> now i see -- i see that every day here at the office. >> oh! >> happy father's day to all of our dads at home as well. >> coming up next on "good morning america," what we're fixated on this week, including a wiener man and we're not talking about the former congressman from new york. ♪ congressman from new york. ...kept coming back. then i found out advair helps prevent symptoms from happening in the first place. advair is for asthma that's not well controlled on a long-term asthma medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid. advair will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. advair contains salmeterol which increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents.
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caught our eye the past week. ron, start with you. >> dan, you love music. >> i do, i do. >> how about a baby jamming on a guitar. check this out. this little guy -- >> how old is he, jackie? you know babies. >> about 2? >> oh, come on. >> watch him go. go, man, go. >> no way. >> he's grooving. >> that can't be real. >> i don't believe it. >> i think he is closer to 1. >> look at his fingers. >> we're investigating, we figured out, no surprise, it's actually a viral commercial for rocksmith, a video game coming out later this year. >> that was the best. >> jackie, what do you got? >> we spent a lot of time today talking about all of the wonderful fathers, which is all good. it's getting a little boring, guys. let's talk about one of the most evil fathers of all time. darth vader. he's been out of a job for a
while. looks like he's trying to get rediscovered in a taiwanese underground subway. >> darth vader needs a hobby. >> this goes on for awhile, by the way. watch what happens when the subway stopped this. is so dramatic. >> he made the doors open. >> a welcoming committee there. >> all right, bianna, what have you gone? >> we all like hot dogs, sometimes a little boring, this little wiener here, but if you happen to be an infomercial fan. we came up with the happy hot dog. that's right. here is the device. here's a father's day gift i'm sending my dad. check this out. put the wiener in. close it, close it yet again. voila. >> and -- >> you got like a hot dog stick figure. actually, we have a finished product here. >> that looks totally appetizing. >> let me change the subject,
before we lose viewers, we saw the video this week that caught our eye a young woman at her graduation. look at her. she's doing a little dance -- whoa! tough fall, tough fall. >> life lesson there. >> i don't know if we got the video. after she falls, she gets off and brushes herself off and does okay. we caught up with this girl. her name is christi. we talked to her via skype from her home in norway. here's what she had to say about this. >> i died laughing, i watched it so many times. it's hilarious, you see my face, all like, so happy, and like nothing bad can happen to you, and then -- then you watch it again and again and again. it's hilarious. >> she's cool about it. >> my family, said you go, girl. this is something i'll tell my grandkids. you know. >> i love that she's cool about it. she's a cool kid. >> like bianna's irish dance. >> i think so. >> she didn't fall down.
>> i do want to say, if there's a story, a video or weird product that does weird things to hot dogs, that you want to tell us about, let us know and maybe we'll get it on the broadcast. we'll be back in just a minute. and maybe we'll get it on the broadcast. we'll be back in just a minute. they're two of a kind.
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