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good morning, america. this morning, capsized. an entire family stranded at sea, barely surviving almost 20 hours overnight in dangerous waters. a 4-year-old girl clinging to a cooler as jellyfish attack. we're learning about the remarkable rescue right now. the search continues for baby lisa. police climb through her bedroom window to recreate how her parents say she was snatched away. we show you exclusive video from inside the home and the crib where she was last season. new troubles for amanda knox. the relatives of meredith kercher reportedly plan to sue her for millions. abc news learns fresh details about what amanda endured for four years behind bars. ♪ all you need is love ♪ paul mccartney walks down the aisle with american nancy shevell. all the detail option the dress,
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the exclusive 30-person guest list, and the new song written just for the bride. turns out, all you need is love. ♪ not a bad way -- >> looks like a very happy day. >> good morning, everyone. hope you had a fantastic weekend. the occupy wall street demonstrations spreading all across the country now to different cities. it was a wild weekend from here in new york to l.a. hackers are threatening to shut down the new york stock exchange today. we'll have a live report. >> that's right. they've had successful attacks against other corporate websites. officials on alert for that tonight. and george clooney, a good weekend for his new movie "ides of march." that's a good movie, by the way. also, he's speaking out right now about an encounter he had with berlusconi at something
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called a bunga-bunga party. he said it was one of the strangest nights of his life. danger on the golf course where you least expect it. this is a water hazard. sharks on the prowl. >> let the ball go. let's go to josh with the news, including that incredible survival story. >> it is a remarkable story. good morning to both of you. and to all of you. we begin with a story out of florida, a family, including a 4-year-old girl, treading water for 20 hours with only a cooler to hold on to as their boat went down in the atlantic. you're looking at the face of utter exhaustion. for nearly 20 hours this woman and six of her relatives treaded water off the coast of the florida keys enduring mild hypothermia, jellyfish stings and a rainy night in the pitch black ocean. the family set out on saturday morning. the small tip is all that's now visible of there 22-foot long fishing boat. with winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour and swells up to ten feet, the boat capsized.
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>> it was so nasty out, we couldn't get aircraft up. >> reporter: in the minutes after the boat sank, chaos. an elderly woman not wearing a life preserver drowned. three men clung to a boat. while three women and a 4-year-old boy clutching a cooler, drifted away. >> we preach that you must stay with the boat. it's easier to find an overturned boat than a head bobbing out of the ocean. >> reporter: by sheer luck, a commercial boater discovered the men. and coast guard rescuers soon found the women. all seven survivors were treated at this marina and then taken here, to fishermen's community hospital. >> of course they're upset and shocked by everything. i don't know if it all sunk in yet, but -- the good thing is, you know, it could have been a lot worse. so -- be thankful for that. >> now the family's name has not been released. we're told they're recovering this morning. meanwhile, an autopsy will be performed today on a 35-year-old firefighter who collapsed and died running the
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chicago marathon. captain william c was 500 yards from the finish line when he collapsed. he was running for a charity that helps burn victims. overseas, an explosion of violence in egypt. the worst since president mubarak was forced out of office there. 24 people were killed in riots after a christian church was attacked. security forces reportedly fired live ammunition at protesters. and netflix won't be splitting up after all, the company decided against spinning off its dvd service and outraged customers who are used to a single service. and samsung is delaying tomorrow's introduction of its new smart phone out of respect to apple founder steve jobs. in a statement the company said now is not the right time to announce a new product while the world is expressing tribute to steve jobs' passing. golfers in australia will face an extra obstacle on the course these days.
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man-eaters. seriously. a nearby river flooded a lake near the 14th hole, so when it receded, there were a half dozen bull sharks just a couple of feet off the green there. these things nasty. one ten feet long. oh, yeah. i don't think they'll be diving for those golf balls anymore. >> as george said, let them go. >> one very effective sign. >> i don't think they needed the sign. all right, josh, thank you. we have the latest on the investigation into the disappearance of baby lisa. police say the parents are cooperating again in the search for the 10-month-old girl. abc's clayton sandell is there in kansas city, missouri with the latest. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. unfortunately police tell us there are very few new leads in this case. but here at the family's home over the weekend, detectives were back looking for evidence. and could be seen taking boxes out of the home. plus one more dramatic sign that
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this investigation is not slowing down. detectives and fbi agents showed up at baby lisa's home sunday for an unusual re-creation. pretending to be intruders, climbing through a window. something that didn't look easy or quiet. the reenactment may help validate or discredit the story told by lisa's parents, that a kidnapper came in through the window and snatched lisa away. abc's dan harris got an exclusive look inside. >> the intruder could have come in through this window, which was tampered with. and then would have walked through the kitchen, and then through this little doorway over here to the nursery. this is the nursery. the room where lisa's mother put her down to sleep inside this crib. >> reporter: the relationship between lisa's parents and police soured last week after debra allegedly failed a lie detector test. on thursday, police said the couple stopped cooperating, but by saturday, jeremy and deborah
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were again meeting with investigators. >> have cooperated and will continue to cooperate. our focus is lisa. >> reporter: in the past week, more than 250 tips have come in. including one from california. about a couple seen with a baby that looked like lisa. another involving a teenage neighbor who knew the family's garage access code. >> we're chasing down the ones we can. unfortunately nothing has come from them. >> reporter: so far, dead ends. friends and family have faith that lisa will be found alive. >> i'm handing out flyers for baby lisa. >> reporter: they spread the word on sunday passing out flyers to nascar fans. and overnight a candlelight vigil joined neighbors and strangers all praying for lisa's safe return. >> we're praying she comes back alive. >> reporter: and we spoke to the kansas city police department this morning who tell us they are still operating their 24-hour command center working this case very hard and the family is now trying to set up a
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reward fund hoping to generate any new tips and leads hoping to push this case forward and find baby lisa. robin. >> we'll talk more about that, clayton. thank you. >> joining us from washington, former fbi special agent and abc news consultant brad garrett. brad, take us behind the scenes of this investigation. what can you tell us? >> this case appears to still be completely wide open. in other words, the police have focused a lot on the parents, a logical thing to do in an investigation when it's not clear as to what has happened to lisa. they did the reenactment. there are issues about how difficult it would be to get through that window and not make a lot of noise. the question is, that's why you do reenactments, does that really -- is that a viable possibility? who knows? here's the problem. you can't really shut down all the other avenues or possibilities in this case, beyond the parents. which clearly need to be focused on. is it a stranger abduction? probably not. statistically and otherwise, it doesn't fit.
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that leaves the window of acquaintances and people that knew about the house. in other words, the plumber who worked there two weeks ago, for example, if that's true. a neighbor. a babysitter. all the leads have to continue to be worked. i think the frustration and rightly so for the police, is that there's no clear path. based on what they have said publicly, it look like they're focused on the parents. but they don't have evidence that supports the parents did something to this child, >> talk about more when you say when it comes to stats it is not as likely that it would have been a stranger coming into the home. if you're going to, unfortunately, take a baby, you would do it some place that might be easier? >> too much trouble. it's riskier. the ability to steal children or infants, there's a lot of other places that are a lot less secure, if you will. people use ruses to get into hospitals, they steal them from parks.
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the babysitter takes the child for a walk. in a crib or whatever, and someone grabs the child. if you look at stranger abductions of infants, in the last 20 year we've had a little over 200. if you look at child abductions, not infant abduction, a little over 100 in the last year. >> all right brad thank you as always for your insight, appreciate it this morning. any information anyone has, please let them know. >> boy, this is a strange one. now to politics, your voice, your vote. an issue mitt romney hoped to put to rest last time he ran. a pastor's comments about romney's mormon faith caused a ruckus at social services over the weekend, creating a tricky situation for romney and his opponents. abc's jon carl covered it all. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the race for the republican nomination has take an ugly turn with some questioning whether mitt romney's mormon faith should disqualify him from being
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president. it all started at the values voters summit of christian conservatives. when pastor jeffress introduced rick perry. >> rick perry is a proven leader. he is a true conservative, and he is a genuine follower of jesus christ. >> pastor, i want to say thank you for a rousing introduction. he -- he knocked it out of the park, as we like to say. >> reporter: but what did pastor jeffress mean by calling perry a genuine follower of jesus christ. afterwards, he made it clear by saying mitt romney is not a genuine christian and not an acceptable candidate because he is mormon. >> in my estimation, mormonism is a cult. it would give credence to a cult to have mitt romney as a candidate. i believe mitt romney is a good moral person, has a wonderful family. that's not what makes you a christian. >> reporter: at first, the perry campaign didn't refute that.
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but within minutes, he said, the governor doesn't believe it is a cult. governor perry himself seemed determined to avoid the question. answered with an abrupt no as he walked away. later at the values conference, another pastor seemed to suggest that romney's faith disqualifies him. >> the next president of the united states needs to be a man -- i'm speaking generically here -- needs to be a man of sincere, authentic, genuine christian faith. >> reporter: as for romney himself, he spoke to the conference too and tried to take the high ground. >> poisonous language doesn't advance our cause. it has never softened a single heart or changed a single mind. let no agenda narrow our vision or drive us apart. we have important work to accomplish. >> reporter: in an abc news poll earlier this year, the overwhelming majority of republicans said a candidate's faith should not be a factor.
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but 20%, that's 1 out of every 5, said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate if he is mormon. on sunday, michele bachmann and herman cain were directly asked if mormons were christians and both of them declined to answer that question. >> perry is looking to get back on offense this week. >> he sure is. the perry campaign is out with a new ad a 60-second ad that is the most devastatingly harsh ad i've seen yet in this campaign and the most slickly produced portraying romney as basically a clone of barack obama, a very harsh ad. >> that's all before tomorrow night's debate. we expect to hear a jobs tomorrow. >> thanks, jon, very much. now to the occupy wall street protests. that are growing in strength and spread ago cross the country. new threats how hackers aligned with the group may strike out. abc's cecelia vega is down near
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wall street. good morning. >> good morning, robin. as this protest picks up steam, wall street is facing a potential threat that could do more damage than any demonstration we have seen so far. >> we will show the world that we are true to our word. >> reporter: the hacker group, anonymous, promises sometime today it will completely erase the new york stock exchange from the internet. >> it will be erased from the internet. >> reporter: this video, allegedly from the group and posted online, threatens to retaliate for the arrests of hundreds of wall street protesters. arrest that continued this weekend. on sunday, police in the nation's capital reportedly arrested a protester for throwing a shoe at an officer. over the weekend, guards at the national air and space museum used pepper spray on demonstrators who tried to storm the building. as the movement enters its fourth week, it continues to pick up strong support from coast to coast. the protest that started on wall street is now in 250 cities
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across the country. >> i don't think folks will go home. until we change the way the system works, we'll keep going. >> reporter: the movement has strong backing from some democrats. >> i support the message to the establishment, whether it's wall street or the political establishment and the rest that change has to happen. >> reporter: and faces strong opposition from some republicans. >> it's anti-american because to protest wall street and the bankers is to say you're basically anti-capitalism. >> reporter: this occupation is now taking place in more than 1,000 cities around the world, on every continent, except antarctica, robin and george. it is picking up. all right, thank you very much. time for the weather, summer like indeed. here on the east coast especially. >> all of the way from the mid-atlantic to the northeast. robin, george, good morning, everybody. the beautiful weather continues.
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on this columbus day. 87 in boston yesterday, about 24 degrees warmer than this time this year. that's why everyone is going, yeah, feels more like summer. deep south, wet in south florida. key largo, almost a foot of rain over the week end. orlando more than 7 inches of rain. also getting rain in texas over the weekend. much needed in abilene with a big heavy rainfall total. charleston today is where the center of the rain on the east coast moves in. about 2 to 4 inches of rain. another fairly wet day to orlando and scattered showers in miami. wet into the northwest today from san francisco to seattle.
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>> all of america's columbus day forecast when we come back in the next half hour. robin? george? >> thank you, sam. now to the wedding bells for paul mccartney. he married new yorker, nancy shevell. in a town hall in london. followed by a small reception filled with star including abc's own barbara walters. bianna golodryga is here with more. how fitting, sir paul sang for
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his bride? >> it was like a mini concert. he sang three songs. good morning. after dating four years, 69-year-old paul mccartney married 51-year-old new york heiress nancy shevell. it was mccartney's third trip down the aisle. nancy's second. we're now learning new details about the ceremony which included a lot of family tears, and, oh, yes, a vegan wedding cake. with a simple ceremony of 30 close friends and family, sir paul mccartney and his new wife, socialite nancy shevell proved the classic beatles song true, all you need is love. ♪ all you need is love ♪ >> reporter: simple and elegant, this ceremony was everything his second multimillion dollar wedding to heather mills was not. showered by rose petals and beaming with pride, he shared his joy with his sea of fans. former band mate, ringo starr, attended as well as abc's barbara walter the
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bride's second cousin. walters called the event, quote beautiful and wonderful. >> i think sir paul is a hopeless romantic. i think it's as simple as that. this is a really good match. him and nancy are soul mates. >> reporter: clearly a family affair, nancy wore a dress by paul's daughter, fashion designer stella mccartney. something stella reportedly refused to do when his father married mills. his sister, mary, snapped pictures. >> it was a poignant day. i think the fact that they chose to also get marry on what would have been john lennon's 71st birthday, there are a lot of memory as tached with that. >> reporter: during the reception, sir paul sang some of his classics like "let it be" and "let me roll it." which was a special request from the bride. paul also wrote a new song written specifically for his wife.
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>> we understand it was the highlight of the evening when he serenaded her with a song he wrote especially to celebrate the wedding day. which is, well, very romantic. >> it's reported that while nancy offered to sign a prenup, paul refused, despite the fact that his divorce from mills cost him nearly $50 million. and, robin and george just hot off the presses, an exclusive quote from our own barbara walters who said, quote, /* it was most of all a warm and very loving family affair, with lots of children and informal. and so happy, i did not introduce nancy and paul, but they're so well matched, i wish i could have. she's going to have more details on "the view," obviously. >> i'm sure she will. thank you, bianna. >> they look great together. a new challenge for amanda knox. the kercher family saying they're planning to sue her for millions. and more on what she endured behind bars. plus, jackson versus jackson. as the trial of the king of pop's doctor heats up. why some family members are criticizing michael jackson's kids for taking center stage at a concert. george clooney's crazy night out. the superstar reveals what really happened when he was
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police made contact with the man -- at some point they opened fire not clear why no word on the man's condition. see how the traffic is this morning. >> police activity has shutdown hillsdale boulevard to pearl avenue no time when that will be reopened. westbound highway 4 better out of antioch. west one 58 poe from 205 forwards the -- dublin interchange traffic light into the city this morning. when we come back mike will have a
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b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b michael jackson's three beautiful children took center stage at a huge tribute concert over the weekend. behind the scenes though not all the jacksons were happy about what was going on. we'll have more on that and what is going on in the trial of michael's doctor conrad murray. >> some family member didn't like the fact that the concert was happening during the trial. in the amanda knox case phew details about her first week of freedom and learning more about what happened in prison as well. will an appearance by cher help chaz stay in the competition? and ricki lake is dancing her way to the top.
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she's lost sp inches. >> chaz brings out the big guns tonight. we begin with amanda knox. fresh off her first weekend as a free woman in four years, she's facing the possibility of a lawsuit from the family of meredith kernler. dan abe rams is standing by. but first, here's neal karlinsky karlinsky. >> reporter: since amanda knox was acquitted, she's tried to keep a low profile. hanging out with friends and family eating pizza at home. with word of this lawsuit, her life just got complicated. she spent her first weekend of freedom doing what she wanted to do. hanging out with close friends and fmly eating home-cooked meals. making a run to the store for toothpaste and a hershey bar. simple pleasures after four years of hardship.
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this weekend, one of the jurors broke his silence. he said he had no doubt that knox and raffaele sollecito were innocent. i saw the faces of those two kids. they couldn't pluf. now new revelations of what went on behind bars. abc news has learned that amanda had to deal with ongoing sexual harassment. >> i think the court the first time around practically chaed sure that she would be harassed in prison because they made her sex life so much the focus of the first trial. >> reporter: on one occasion male guard entered her cell alone and made sexual remarks. in another, a high-ranking official aloenledly ordered her into his office at night and wanted to talk about sex. it seems to be an ongoing theme.
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she said in her diary, officials duped her to telling them all of the names of the men she had had sex with by telling her she was hiv positive. reports that meredith kercher's family is planning to sue knox for the $12 million knox and sollecito were ordered to pay the family after the first trial. the family remains troubled by inconsistencies in the pair's stories. they've asked their lawyer to prepare for legal action against knox. sollecito's father is speaking out to reporters about his son. it's as if he's reborn and getting used to the simple things in life again. things he has not been able to do for four years. this will take time. the knox family has invited him to visit seattle. no word on whether he will.
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that will likely take awhile. george? >> okay thanks neal. dan abrams joining me for more. we were puzzled by the potential lawsuit. how is it possible? >> in italy, the criminal and the civil move together. so ordinarily here you see a criminal case, someone is acquitted, they say, all right, there's a lower standard in civil cases. >> o.j. simpson, robert blake. >> right. here, you had criminal and civil moving and in hand. meredith kercher's family had a lawyer there this court throughout the process. you heard in that report there was an initial civil ruling. that was ordered. for many millions of dollars. that was overturned on appeal. it's difficult to figure out how they're going to sue for this. again. >> i'm going betray my ignorance.
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they could not sue in england or seize from the united states where amanda is from? >> the incident occurred in italy. they could sue based on things that were said if there was a media allegation that someone made a comment about her that defamed her in a particular country, sure. you could bring a suit in another country. when it comes to the incident itself, it occurred in italy. >> how about the treatment that we're learned about of amanda in prison? does she have any avenue against the prison? legally? >> sure. if she was mistreated in prison you could sue in italy the same you can here. this is a sensitive issue. throughout the process, the authorities in italy have been on trial. the family and amanda have made allegations that she was coerced. they mistreated her when she was being questioned. now you have another allegation. and this one different because
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one time you're talking about the investigators. now you're talking about the people responsible for her when she was in prison the. this is a case she very well might have a suit. i can't imagine she would want to -- >> i wouldn't think she would want to do back this at all. >> i can't imagine. let's get some weather from sam. good morning, sam. >> good morning. we're talking about pictures from a tornado near san antonio. there was much-needed rainfall. twitter was alive with the rain reports over the weekend. you're looking at the damage of the twister. the path was about a mile and half long there. 5 inches of rain plus in the houston area. that sounds like good news. but houston is still about 22 inches below normal. there's a scatters chance of showers in eastern texas today and oklahoma not the big storms of the weekend. the low weakens.
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warm temperatures in new orleans and memphis. it warms up a lot throughout the week. texas bahck near 90s. beautiful week end in the first part of the week in new england. >> and all that weather was brought to you by starbucks, george? >> thank you, sam. coming up michael jackson's kids take center stage. not the whole family was happy about it. that's coming up. ♪ ♪ ...harvested the same... ♪ ♪ ...and roasted the same as our other premium coffees. ♪ ♪ it only makes sense it would taste the same. so try it for yourself. buy a pack of
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now the latest on the trial of michael jackson's doctor conrad murray. the court will hear more of the recordings by police the night that the pop star died. over the weekend, michael jackson's children took center stage. andrea canning has much more. >> reporter: good morning, robin. all three appeared at the tribute. it was supposed to be a celebration. it couldn't escape controversy. some of jackson's siblings thought the timing was off and did not attend. >> i want you to welcome to the
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stage, the heirs to the throne michael's children prince paris, and michael jackson. >> dressed in their father's signature thriller style, the children honored their father. >> very happy to -- the special night. >> we're happy to be here on this special night to honor our father. >> prince, now 14 years old, introduced beyonce. have she gave of her time talent, and energy to be part of this night's event. >> jackson's brothers belted out his biggest hits, along with other superstars. ♪ i'll be there ♪ >> he shared his soul with all who would listen. >> reporter: while jackson's sister la toya and mother were big supporters of the
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event, janet, jermaine and randy were no shows. they called the event inappropriate. we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding michael's death. it's been a rough ten days for the family. forced to relive michael's final moments. friday, the court heard this informal police interview with murray giving a timeline of the restless night after michael jackson's final rehearsal for his "this is it" tour. >> once michael arrives, what takes place? >> says, oh, tired, and fatigued. treated like machine. >> reporter: he claims that jackson begged him for the drug they called milk. >> he said, please, please give it to me. >> reporter: he says he left the room for a couple of minutes. when he returned he says
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well movie superstar george clooney is not usually at a loss for word. but his invitation to join one of the world's more flamboyant leaders for a night out left him speechless. here's the story of babes,
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bunga-bunga, and berlusconi. >> reporter: he's been in dicey situations in "oceans 11." >> i don't do that anymore. >> reporter: the weirdest situation might have come with the prime minister of italy. >> i had one evening with berlusconi that might have been one of the weirdest evenings. >> reporter: he's an infamous ladies man. allegedly hosting lavish sex parties at his home called bunga-bunga parties. he's accused of paying for sex with a 17-year-old prostitute known as ruby the heart stealer. it was something of a perfect storm. not that kind of perfect storm. >> it was an amazing
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conversation of -- his bedroom. and the bed that putin had given him. there's so many jokes and so little time. >> reporter: clooney was was to slis solicit aid for darfur. >> it became a different kind of evening. i was like i have to go. no, where are you going? there's going to be a party. no, i gotta go. i really do. >> reporter: for "good morning america," john berman abc news. >> good call. >> what has him running for the exits? >> weren't you hanging out with him last week? >> oh. right. with clooney. i'm thinking berlusconi. >> no. >> the screening of his new film. it was fabulous. >> it was a very public screening. >> you're under arrest for being
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oprah and rosie together again. we are rosie o'donnell here.
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oprah speaking out saying rosie is the one to fill her shoes. coming up. police telling us that a suspect they took into custody died after he was tased. employees at the restaurant called police shortly before midnight to report a man acting strangely and frightening customers. the man was taken into custody after a struggle where officers used a taser. he died at the hospital. live doppler rain clear lake the rest of us dry for now. rain moves into the north bay noon spreads southward by the evening hours. 60s and 70s today 15° warmer
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♪ do you believe in life after love ♪ ♪ i can feel something inside me say ♪ you know we love cher. tonight, "dancing with the stars" heats up. will cher be in the audience to keep chaz in the ballroom? we'll find out. plus how ricki lake is shaking her tail feathers. to shed all those pounds. what about the inches? she shed 13 inches. >> she looks amazing. >> she calls it the derek hough diet. >> wow, that was some move right there. big partnership, rosie o'donnell and oprah. so much changed since the last time we talked to rosie. she's moved to chicago. taken over oprah's studio. she's going to start tonight. she's in love. we'll go behind the scenes of her brand new show. >> that is a powerful duo. also coming up two
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interviews we're looking forward to. funnyman tim allen is here. and baby on board for hilary duff. she's here to talk about that and her brand new book. let's get some news. josh is here. >> a lot to get to. we're beginning to begin with the florida family and friends who set out for a day of boating and spent nearly 20 hours treading water after their boat capsized. winds were gusting up to 40 miles an hour. seven people, including a 4-year-old girl, held on for dear life. clinging to a cooler for almost a full day until they were eventually rescued. an elderly woman did slip away and drown. she was not wearing a life preserver. with no solid leads to go on, authorities are hoping a reward fund being established for 10-month-old lisa irwin one week after she disappeared from her crib may help to lead to clues. lisa's parents began talking to authorities again.
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two day after authorities said they had stopped cooperating. her aunt is handing out flyers at nascar race. the occupy wall street protests are entering their fourth week today with computer hackers threatening to erase the new york stock exchange from the internet. the threat is posted online. said to be in retaliation of arrests of hundreds of protesters. the demonstrations started in new york and have spread to at least 250 cities around the country. good news for stocks today. the leaders of germany and france have agreed to take action on europe's debt crisis to bolster banks there. that sent global markets higher this morning. meanwhile, new clashes have broken out between christian protests and security forces in egypt. at least 24 people have been killed after a christian church was attacked. the military reportedly ran over some protesters. shot others with live ammunition in the streets. and the new explanation for the high prices at the grocery
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store -- an insect invasion. dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases have slipped into the country at airports when airport inspectors were more focused on terrorism. that's cost billions in crop damage. the homeland security department admits making mistakes. they say they're stepping up agricultural inspections. now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> good morning, josh. hope it's a good monday for you. tonight, a 100% made in america home. is this the answer to creating millions of new jobs right here on u.s. soil? how did they do it? what did it cost? we have it all tonight on "world news." >> let's hope so. it's been called the most treacherous hiking trail in the world. it's not stopping some -- let's face it, really crazy climbers. take a look at these images from southern spain. that's 330 feet in the air. the government just announced it will rebuild the cliff walk.
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i would argue, maybe build one. >> come on. >> are you kidding me? >> teasehese are are adrenaline junkies. >> they're not harnessed at all? >> all unharnessed. >> no, thank you. >> companies offer tours, apparently. >> you pay for that? >> then they get them out of the country. that's insane. so what's popping, lara? >> let's get to it. our column bis -- our columbus day edition. prince harry might be in the u.s. for top gun training. he still knows how to party. just 24 hours after arriving in california, he was spotted chilling out and having a beer and a burger with some friends at a pub. his heart may still be back in britain. there are reports he had dinner with his ex-girlfriend just before he left and asked her to get back together. >> they cannot stay away. >> they can't. >> they can't. >> they can't quit each other is that what you said?
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that's really hip. >> up next, kristin davis has taken a page out of her "sex and the city" script. she adopted a little girl. in the series, her contactharacter adopted a little girl. she's done the same. she's named her daughter jemma rose. up next, steve jobs's life may be headed to the big screen. sony will reportedly pay $3 million to buy the rights to a authorize biography. the book is not out for another two weeks but is already topping best seller lists. based on preorders. >> the author will be here the morning it comes out. >> i'm so excited. josh, we both wanted to do this story. >> you won. >> it's very special. well, we'll share it. now to the moose looking for love in all the wrong places.
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you nay -- may not know this. it's currently moose mating season in new hampshire. that means that this lonely moose wandered into a little unfamiliar territory. in search of a lady friend, we believe. this moose wandered into a family's backyard. fell through the pool cover, got stuck. it took nine men to pull him out of the water. i'm sure that is not what he was hoping to do for the evening. >> oh, boy. ♪ looking for love in all the wrong places ♪ >> oh, boy. >> that's why you fought for it? to be able to sing that? >> yes. kumbaya, josh. >> trust me. america, you're happy she won. >> unless josh wants to sing, we'll go to the weather. >> oh, i'm sorry. we're on the phone. norma, this is your mom back. what town in texas? >> san antonio.x 6ñ >> san antonio, texas, we were just talking to mom. and, by the way, apex, north carolina.
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you're the only one here. where is your sister? >> back home in apex at school. >> you didn't have to be at school today. someone's upset at home. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to talk about today. this is what you'll see in boston. another beautiful day after a fantastic weekend. it doesn't last long. get ready for the cooldown here. cvb nose knows everything there is to know about boston. all that hot, humid air gets out of the way. boston, back into the 60s. it just has to be that way. you were 25 degrees above normal yesterday. you should have known, it can't last. it lasts one more day. this is kind of the wet zone. but in southern areas, it's nice and dry into the southwest today. showers, just a few in eastern texas moving and louisiana.
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>> must be a holiday. it's a holiday crowd. here in times square. lara? >> thank you, sam, very much. here's a look at what is coming up on our "gma morning menu." cher is expected to show she believes in chaz tonight in the ballroom. we'll have all the latest on "dancing with the stars." and everything is coming up rosie. why oprah says she's the one to succeed her. and rosie is joining us live. to talk about it. and finally, the tool man is back. tim allen here with lots of laughs just ahead on "gma."
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♪ do you believe in life after love ♪ a big night on "dancing with the stars." chaz bono. a little motherly support for chaz, from the one and only cher. and can ricki lake and derek hough hang on to the top spot? abc's chris connelly with more. do tell, chris. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's right. season 13 is heating up out there on the dance floor. ricki lake is riding high. she's playing in pain.
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chaz is looking to turn back time and step it up this week for a special guest. chaz hands. the transgender activist dialed a wrong rumba last week, only to be saved by support from the twitter-fied lovelies of his mother, cher. tonight, the diva is expected in the house. and ricki lake and derek hough say they're going to bring it on for chaz's mom. what is that going to be like to look out and see cher? >> cher. cher's tomcoming. i mean, i'm excited. i hope i do a good performance for her. i'm sure she'll be voting for her son. as she should. >> i hope she "chers" the vote. >> ba dum bum. >> reporter: they've been enjoying laughs. the talk show titan is battling blisters. >> all i feel is pain right now. get me out of these shoes. >> reporter: just another challenge as they tackle this week's uptempo tango.
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>> it's really hard. and i'm very stressed out. we don't have a lot of time. he's got little old me, who doesn't know how to dance. it must be so frustrating for him. >> reporter: nobody puts ricki in a corner. not even a three-time champ like derek. after a hiatus he's back and better than ever. >> i want to feel like i have never done it before. they've never done it before. i don't want to come in jaded. i want them to be like, this is my first season. so excited. the best time. also, work them hard so they get to the -- the potential. >> he pushes me. >> reporter: that work's been worth the weight loss. she's dropped 13 inches. since the competition kicked off. you've been talking about the derek hough diet. >> yes. >> how has that been working for you? >> well, it's working. i'm shrinking. you know, it's like it's going way. my sweetheart was like rubbing my back, he's like, wow, you're disappearing. the back fat has gone away. i'm still a work in progress.
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>> reporter: progress that's gotten a surprised boost from sweet-tempered ricki's will to win. >> i'm pretty competitive. anybody who knows me. i have children. a 10-year-old. i play him in monopoly, and i want to bankrupt that kid as fast as i can. >> reporter: what is it like to get out on the floor and know millions of people are watching? >> it's terrifying. it's a great challenge. like i'm -- i'm really proud of mist that i'm sort of rising to the occasion. >> reporter: well, whatever it takes for this couple to shine. >> well done, both of you. >> how about that derek hough? on tuesday, he'll be dancing with his sister, julianne, who returns to the ballroom. she's got "footloose" coming out this month. let's hear it for the boy, robin. >> you're on fire, yet again. hey, chris, thanks so much. we'll be watching tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central, right here on abc. we want to hear from you. who do you think will be the next one voted off?
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use your app. >> they were right last week. we're going to talk about a big day for oprah and rosie o'donnell. talk about high-powered collaborations. rosie moves to the studio where oprah ran her show. we're going to talk to rosie live in just a minute. first, cynthia mcfadden takes a look at how it's all coming together behind the scenes. >> good morning, america. this is what i look like in the morning. >> reporter: it's a new morning. a new show for rosie o'donnell. i caught up with her in chicago last week to get a special behind the scenes look. >> i put on bathrobe as if i normally have one on. >> reporter: what do you usually do? nearly ten years after walking away from her hugely successful talk show. >> hi! >> reporter: and four years after the controversial turn on "the view" -- >> we're back on "the view."
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>> reporter: she's diving back in. >> i have a very new show. >> let's focus. >> reporter: yes, her new show is on own. her offices are in harpo. her new stage is the hallowed place where oprah worked for 25 years. where are you on the frightened-o-meter? >> nowhere. if it was nbc, a corporation, looking for the bottom line not the content. it's oprah. right? come on. it's oprah. it's a pretty good gig, honey. >> reporter: we asked rosie's new boss why she chose rosie to sit in her old chair. >> the only person who came close to beating me was rosie. and it's not something i ever really worried about because i was saying to the team, i am myself. rosie is herself. not something i worried about. but i knew that she had the goods. >> reporter: as the staff gets ready to tape an upcoming show. it becomes clear this may be a
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new studio and a new town but rosie is as irrepressible as ever. >> i have new bras. perla, with lace. with matching underwear. i've been commando for at least a decade. >> reporter: are you going to ever wear these? >> they're threatening me. >> reporter: the show is a classic rosie mix. comedy comedy, interview, game show. on this day, they were working out a few of the kinks. >> it's different than other talk shows. it takes getting used to. >> reporter: ready or not, the new show premiers tonight. >> it's nonstop fun. only one thing's missing. confetti! when it's not fun, we're going to edit that part out. >> live now is rosie o'donnell. good morning. how are you? >> good morning. how are you? >> i am doing great. we just saw you said, you can edit out parts. just there in the piece. i hear that's not true. all live tonight? >> yes, on thursday, we made a big decision to go live live.
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my first show, "the rosie o'donnell show" was live at 10:00. right there from new york. after doing a bunch of test shows, we all got together and said, we think we miss that energy. believe it or not, we're going live tonight. >> no safety net. >> no safety net at all. you never know what i'm going to say. isn't that a reason to watch, george? come on. >> i think it is. tell us more about the show. it's a hybrid, right? >> yeah, you know, initially, i was going to try to fill oprah's shoes. which is impossible to do. the void that was left with single topic, when oprah decided to be done on may 25th. then after awhile, we started working here and what we figured would be best for the network would be something funny, light, entertaining to kick off all of the primetime programming that own starts with tonight. they said, can you go at 7:00? we went back to the stuff i do best. it will be similar to my old
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show. only i'm 50 instead of 33. i've grown up a little bit. we're still going to have the fun. we're going to have a celebrity, but only one per show with a long interview instead of seven minutes and out. i think we'll create something new. >> it was great to see the competitive side of oprah. in that piece that cynthia had. she said you were the only one who came close to beating her. has she given you advice? >> well you know the greatest piece of advice she ever gave me was to be yourself. the fact that she asked me to come do it was a huge motivator for me to do it. i wasn't really sure. when she announced she was retiring, everybody started calling. i was about to sign with nbc. i kept saying to my agent, are you sure you the oprah people don't need anyone? i felt like an idiot to call and say, hi it's rosie. do you need me to come work with
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you? literally, the day before i was to sign the contract i got a phone call. she came to my house, she said, what do you think? i said, i'm all in, oprah winfrey. she's a meteoric talent. internationally inspiring. it's a privilege to work beside her. >> own is struggling to find its footing. a little bit. that's no secret. a lot will be riding on your shoulders. are you feeling the pressure? >> you know, it feels like a privilege, not pressure. every network that starts on cable takes about three years to get their footing. everyone, even cnn, at the beginning, people were like this will never work. who wants the news all day? now there's 14 all-news networks. october is the relaunch. oprah was working on her own show when the network launched as a soft launch in january. starting tonight, we kick off new programming. not only my show.
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oprah's show, which follows mine. there's a whole new series of stuff coming on. every network, in the beginning, that will happen. it's oprah winfrey. we're going the distance and doing it in a way that no one else could. >> it's a privilege to start something brand new at the age of 50. you alluded to that. how different are you? what is the biggest difference from rosie at 33 and rosie at 50? >> well, you know i was 33 years old, i had a toddler who was not yet walking. i was lucky to be at 30 rock. i kids were there while i was working. i was so young. i had done some movies. i didn't know, celebrities that i admired, tom cruise, barbra streisand. people that i thought i could never know. julie andrews. my whole life, i thought, oh, my lord, if i could ever -- i was friends with some famous people. but the concept that they would
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all sit next to me and i would get to speak to them for an hour blew my mind. i was very celebrity-focused at the time. i was young. now i'm 15, 16 years older. my oldest boy is away at military school, on his own choice, not my idea. and he loves it. believe it or not. >> i wouldn't have guessed it would have been your idea. >> no, in fact, since he was 8, he's been asking. i blame tom cruise because of the movie "taps." he loves the concept. he can tell you what war, what military maneuvers they use. any general. we watch movies together. i don't have any idea what he's talking about. he's like, mom, that's an m-16 12, bolonga sandwich firefighter. my dad allowed me to go on the road when i was 16.
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i think back, what was he thinking? my son asked for many years to go to military school. now, there he is at 16 years old. >> i loved watching you on "curb your enthusiasm" this summer. making fun of your love life. but the truth is, right now, you're happy in love. >> i'm very lucky. it's odd to be a famous person, found myself single again in my late 40s. i thought, how do you do this? i had never done it. i didn't know how to date. it's like a new beginning in every aspect of my life. a new show, a whole new career with a launching pad that few people can dream of, a new city, chicago, a new love. it feels like a new life. it feels like the beginning of chapter two. i can't remember being happier. than i am at the moment. >> oh that is so good to hear. what do you want people to know and say about this show in a few months? >> i want people to tune in and go, oh, i remember her. i like her. i don't know. i would like them to tune in and have fun for one hour. that's what we're trying to do.
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think about the things that are tough before the show and after the show. one hour, come and enjoy a little bit of bliss. >> that's great. thanks for joining us. you can see more of rosie tonight on "nightline." coming up, robin's interview with anita hill, 20 years after one of the most controversial hearings ever. right here, american children live in a shocking world hidden from us in plain sight. friday night, that changes. ♪ my dear little child ♪ >> now, travel with diane sawyer to a place time forgot. >> hi, diane. >> americans living in unthinkable conditions refuse to be defeated. young warriors, fighters, dreamers. over one year of reporting. >> you're a warrior now. >> the hidden america. ica.
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weeklong occupy san jose protest ended with police ordering demonstrators to leave overnight. yesterday 300 rallied for economic change in solidarity with protesters in new york. around midnight police ordered everyone to leave city hall plaza. most did only a handful refused. one cited for camping illegally. right now your update on your commute. >> we saw police activity in san jose that has hillsdale shutdown between alvarez and pearl. delays there. out of antioch great.
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welcome back. we are tracking sprinkle around santa rosa. temperatures mainly in the 60s on our way to 60s and 70s this afternoon. 3:00 rain in the are in bay. by 7:00 heading into the south
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bay. by the -- midnight out you have here. much warmer weather later i ♪ when i do i give it all i got like my mother does ♪ ♪ when i'm scared ♪ >> that is lauren alaina, the "american idol" teen sensation. she'll be here singing for us live tomorrow morning right here on "gma." she is such a talent. >> what a voice. we have a lot live coming up. this half hour a lot here to get to. including "home improvement's" tim allen. he had us laughing then. he'll keep us laughing. he'll have a preview of his new
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show "last man standing." >> it will be great to have him back. >> really excited. the world watched her grow up on "lizzie mcguire." hilary duff. a best-selling author and starting a new chapter in her life. she's a mom to be. you look so great. >> all growed up. nice to have her here. we're going to get right to the woman at the center of one of the most explosive sexual harassment cases in the country. 20 years ago anita hill testified that man she worked for, clarence thomas made sexual comments to her. he was then confirmed to the supreme court. i had a chance to talk to anita hill about her new book out today, called "reimagining equality." and how that chapter changed her
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life. >> my name is anita f. hill. >> take us back. what were your emotions. >> there were so many going on. he spoke of pornographic films about women having sex with animals. >> i deny each and every allegation. >> looking at this can and saying, who put pubic hair on my coke? >> i think that this today is a travesty. >> there was a lot of confusion, too, i think. >> reporter: it was exactly 20 years ago that anita hill, a quiet oklahoma law professor was thrown into a media fire storm, called to testify about the alleged behavior of her former boss supreme court nominee clarence thomas. >> i felt that i had to tell the truth. >> it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks.
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>> reporter: the nationality televised he-said, she-said was watched by so many. >> they didn't seem ready to accept the reality of women's experiences in the work place. >> what about now? is it better? >> it's better. but it's not perfect. >> reporter: in the end, clarence thomas was nominated, 52-48. >> i was angry. the process seemed to have failed so miserably. >> are you still angry? >> i'm sure there is still anger in me. but i have made a concerted effort in the 20 years to get understanding. and wisdom. and learn and grow from that experience. >> do you think it would have been different had they taken place during the social media age, where people would have
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been tweeting about it and posting and perhaps other women would come forward? >> i still have copies of telegrams. there were telegrams sent to me in 1991. we're talking about the difference between a telegram era and the tweet. would other women have come forward? you know there were three other women ready to testify in 1991. they were not called to testify. >> some people they hear your name, for all the people that sent you the telegrams and were supportive, some are like mm. >> i got telegrams from them too. >> reporter: one of those still skeptical is clarence thomas' wife virginia. she left an odd voice mail last year for anita hill asking her to apologize. what did you think?
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>> i thought it was a prank. i turned it over to campus police to find out who it was. and if it were her, it -- it was really, in my mind, a veiled threat. >> reporter: hill, of course has no plans to apologize. her focus is her new book. "reimagining equality," a book at gender and race and the importance of home. it's more than just four walls. >> right. >> that it's being equal once you get outside. >> it's being equal inside as well. >> you write movingly about how your family in one generation went from being property, to owning property. and there is a sense of pride there. >> it was amazing. i had heard stories that my grandfather, henry elliott, was
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born a slave. i thought, that cannot be. i'm much too young to have a slave grandfather. i looked at the records in arkansas. he was born a slave. i talk about my own family's struggle. my grandfather and grandmother's struggle to find a home in ar participate the courage they had is an example for me. >> your legacy? >> i have been approached by so many people that have said my testimony at the hearings allowed them to find their own voices. and that is the greatest legacy i think that i could ever hope for. >> once again, the name of the new book is "reimagining equality: stories of gender, race and finding home." and home for her, since 1998 has been brandeis university on the outskirts of boston. >> to see those clips again,
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that was a huge cultural moment. >> it was my grandmother's funeral. we would run home. the whole family was together. you had to woch on television. not like today with tweets and that. it was a moving time for the country. >> it sure was. let's get to sam and the weather. >> it's so beautiful. you're missing a gorgeous day outside. we'll show you twitter pictures. some folks in wisconsin and minnesota, this is some of the best fall colors they have seen in about ten years now. just because the weather conditions leading up until now are perfect to bring up color. some color is showing all areas of the country. this the time of the year when the twitter pictures of the colors start coming in our direction. that storm system over florida drifts north. there will be heavy rain in the
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day today. atlanta, you're in nor some showers as well. the rain is north from san francisco to portland. southern areas, l.a. will >> all that weather was brought to you but hunter douglas. now it's over to that guy who is -- >> he starred for nine years as the power-tool loving wisecracking man on the megahit of the '90s, "home improvement." tim allen is back. he's retooling the formula that made the last show such a big hit. he's here to tell us about the new show "last man standing."
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i give you, tim allen. how good it is to be back? >> good to be back on abc, 8:00 channel 7 in most places. it's 7 in your neighborhood. and it's free. it's free tv. i love it. >> this is again, a familiar theme for you. family man with the family rather long-suffering. you've side, you're not reinventing the wheel. sit something you know that well? >> i like -- the format a situation comedy. five cameras, genesis cameras. the highest -- we bumped everything up. a live studio audience in studio city california. it's a to i like live audience. i wanted to play with the idea of having three daughters. instead of three boys. instead of cools and construction it's about outdoor
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stuff. i run the company with hector elizondo. i get a video blog. i can scream about sports and women and men. it's been a -- we have done eight episodes. we premier on tuesday. it's a wonderful dynamic with the girls. >> you mentioned with the girls. this is for to real life for you. >> i have two daughters. i have a young one and an old one. this is three in the same vein. we have one with a kid out of wedlock. one is athleteicathletic, one is into fashion, one is struggling to get her life together. i'm having a great time. i'm not reinventing the wheel. i don't grunt. i don't have the signature grunt. it took a long time for abc to convince me. i'm grateful and humbled that
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anybody cares that i'm back on tv. i've worked the venetian in vegas. i'm happy doing standup. >> we got about 30 second. you mentioned the video blog so you can rant. you have the floor. tell me all about that team that's looking to go 5-0 in detroit tonight. >> 40 years i have been a lions fan. since i was in detroit. they're 4-0, play in the bears tonight. i don't want to offend anybody in chicago, another of my favorite time. it's a real exciting time to be a lions fan. i'm ready for the shoe to drop. the team has a different look in their eye. i commiserate with dallas fans. i have been there so many years. it's a different look on this team. >> it's a town that could use the uplift. happy for the citizens of detroit. the tigers and lions are rolling. i feel good. >> do you? >> tuesday nights 8:00 eastern,
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"last man standing." the one, the only tim allen is back. great to have you here tim. coming up one on one with 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back now with an abc news exclusive. bob woodruff traveled to texas to talk to former president george w. bush. the president made this whole
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cause of wounded veterans a signature cause. >> he has. when it comes to thanking the men and women he sent to war, he's at front and sperpt i had the chance to sit down with the former president to talk about our nation's veterans and try to get his thought on the current crop of gop candidates. >> you're trying to get me to talk about politics i'm not going to let you. >> we're in texas. do you have advice for governor perry? >> i'm not going to talk about politics. >> reporter: what about recent comments that mitt romney is not a christian? this idea hat the pastor thought mormonism is a cult? >> i just read that. look, i'm -- i'm not going to on pine on subjects of politics. i loved being the president. there's a time to get off the stage. i had eight years. i gave it my all.
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i'm through. how are you doing? >> we're layplaying the first couple of homes. >> reporter: his post presidency is dedicated to the bush center's efforts. i joined him in irving texas, at a practice round for a golf tournament for severely wounded vets of iraq and afghanistan. >> i love these guys. i love the men and women who serve. to the extent i can help them i will. >> they've accomplished a lot. a recent report from the pugh research center says 1 in 3 veterans believe that the war was not worth fighting. >> i hope history proves them wrong. the only way for there to be peace is that free societies must emerge. history takes awhile to unfold.
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i happen to think it was worth fighting, otherwise i wouldn't have put them into combat. >> do many of them tell you it wasn't worth it? >> they all tell me they were proud to serve. >> reporter: as president he lived for eight years in washington. but now home in texas. he's happy to be close to family. his father, the first president bush is now 87. how is he doing? >> he's having trouble walking. his spirits are high. he's a fun man to be around. i'm the only president with both parent ace live after the presidency. >> is that right? >> it's amazing. i feel blessed. i feel blessed. in many ways i feel blessed. i have both parent ace live during the presidency and both after afterwards. >> this morning, the president begins his two-day golf tournament. the players had to prove they had handicaps about 20 or
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better. he did not play golf while he was president. he's now back to it. he's playing three times a week. >> he's got a 7 handicap. not bad. more tonight on "world news." coming up heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheme
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hilary duff is back. to many, she'll be remembered as lizzie mcguire from the pob lar kids show. he's a best-selling author a wife, and a mom to be. she's here to talk about her latest book, "devoted." you're a best-selling author. how does that sound? >> i am. it was the best news. i had clenched teeth when the stats came out. i was shocked pip hope it
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happens again. if it doesn't, i'm happy to be there once. >> the book picks up where "elixir" left off. >> it's a followup novel. clea lost the love of her life and her soul mate. her dreams lead her through the pook. they're being compromised by a third party that's after the elixir. it tests the relationship and the strengths. she's devoted. >> we were talking offcamera about the character, clea. you have pulled from your real life. she's like you in some ways. >> i tried to create a unique character. i didn't want to write about myself but things filter in. we both traveled a lot. we're wanting to prove ourselves. she's a young girl trying to find where she fits in life. i think i have felt that many
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times. >> your husband, mike comrie, pro hockey player, does a little bit of your editing. does he say, honey, a little too close to home? >> he's funny. he's supportive. some of the things i ask him he'll go do food runs and coffee runs for us. i'm like okay what is the a boy characteristic. if he's nervous, what does he do? he helps out a lot. you know, he stays out of it. he's a good boy. >> he's got other things to think about. you're renovating a house and having a baby. con gach lagss. a very exciting time. any strange cravings? >> you know when i get something on my mind i want it i want it how to. i'm like ferocious. >> what can we get you after we're down? >> i'm always up for red hots. it's so weird. i have never liked them before. thanks god it's not fried and covered in butter.
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red hots are doable. >> you're about four months? >> yes. so much going on. >> baby is coming along. congratulations on your wedding and when you start singing again, we'll be listening. >> thank you. >> her new book, "devoted" in bookstores today. you can read an except at gogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogo@jçññiñiópópñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñjñj/ñ/ñ/ñ/ññiototototototototototototototototototot
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p fifth avenue. tomorrow, a big day. lauren alaina will be here. hines ward will weigh in on "dancing with the stars."
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san jose police investigating a fatal shooting involving one of their officers after 6:00. officers responded to reports of a man armed with a gun and at some point shot him. the fourth shooting in five days involving a south bay officer. most of the rain to our north. sprinkles in the north bay. heaviest will move in by noon and spread south through the afternoon and evening. 15° warmer by thursday. police activity in san jose has shutdown hillsdale boulevard at pearl. traffic light into san francisco this morning.


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