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good morning, america. this morning -- breaking news, a massive 7.2 earthquake rocks turkey. there is terror in the streets. buildings have collapsed and there are reports of people trapped and many dead. "gma" exclusive. could this man in the surveillance tape have something to do with baby lisa's disappearance? the new clues that may support lisa's parents' claim that their daughter was abducted. and overnight, we get an exclusive tour inside the family's home. a killer great white. the hunt is on for the shark that killed an american off the coast of australia. is this the same rogue shark responsible for three fatal attacks in the past month? plus, i take you inside a shark tank getting up close with some of the most feared beasts on earth.
and who is funnier, whoopi or will, carol or chris, rosie or ricky? we all know who thinks they're funnier, but one researcher put men and women to the test to answer that question once and for all. we have the very serious answer. big news morning on this sunday. also coming up, chelsea clinton, she's been out of the spotlight but she's done that until now. there she is moving into the white house. she's done her best to stay out of the spotlight until now. coming up, a very rare interview with the former first daughter, what is this new project that she's so passionate about. >> looking forward to hearing from her. plus, flash robs. you heard that right.
these are flash mobs with criminal intentions. they're happening across the country, and retailers are worried as the holiday shopping season approaches. now they're fighting back. we'll tell you how. but we are sea going to begin with that breaking news out of turkey. a major earthquake has hit the eastern city of van. several buildings have reportedly collapsed with people trapped under debris and the mayor is calling for urgent assistance. abc's simon mcgregor-wood is in london with the latest. good morning, simon. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. a very significant earthquake in the eastern province of van near the city of van. according to the u.s. geological survey, a 7.2, which is big by anyone's measure, and the critical thing may be here is that it is only 12.4 miles beneath the surface, the epicenter is thought to be. that is relatively shallow, so people internationally and certainly in eastern turkey are bracing themselves for a devastating effect. we're hearing reports early days, of course, from the city of van.
there are a number of high-rise buildings in the number of that city have collapsed in the nearby city also badly affected by this earthquake. the mayor there as quoted by the associated press, there are so many dead. several buildings have collapsed. early days, clearly, however, this is a major earthquake. >> the fact that it is so shallow, simon, we appreciate your reporting and stay on this throughout the day here at abc news. now, though, we're going to turn to the story that has been baffling so many of us for so long, new questions swirling around a new piece of surveillance video. here it is. is the man in this picture in any way connected in some way to the disappearance of baby lisa irwin? abc news has learned police are investigating one possible scenario that seems to support lisa's parents' claim that their daughter was abducted. abc's rob nelson is here. good morning. >> that's right. gma has obtained some exclusive video that could shed light
on this three-week mystery and lead police finally to a suspect. it is this surveillance video obtained exclusively by "gma" that is giving the family new hope. look at the top left corner, a person dressed in white, leaving a wooded area at 2:30 a.m., the night of baby lisa's disappearance. you cannot tell if they're carrying anything. but here's why it's so important. the family claims baby lisa was abducted. they point to key witnesses who saw a suspicious man that night carrying a baby. one spotted the man here just after midnight three houses away from the baby's home. the other saw the baby here at 4:00 a.m. and the location of the surveillance video here along the route between the two at 2:15 a.m. and "gma" has learned that police are investigating a fire that took place at this dumpster at that same time in that same area. that dumpster fire could explain not only why burned clothes were shown to lisa's parents during interrogation but also why authorities searched an area, a landfill as part of the investigation.
the dumpster is emptied at that landfill. the man who reported the fire told "gma" flames were shooting several feet in the air. and he believes some kind of accelerant was used. overnight the family's new lawyer, cindy short, gave "gma" an exclusive tour of the home where baby lisa went missing. >> it appears that the police would have dusted for fingerprints in this area. >> reporter: it was the first time she saw the home, and what she found surprised her. we learned friday that cadaver dogs had a positive hit at the foot of their bed. but last night the rug was still there intact. >> i thought the dog alerted on one side or the other of the bed, but as you notice as you walk around, all the carpet was intact, that is, it was whatever it was that the dog allegedly hit on. i personally find that surprising. >> reporter: this house has been searched multiple times by police. they came with a search warrant this week. but short points out that very little has been disturbed. >> the search itself lasted 17 hours.
that's a very long time and would suggest a very thorough search. but now having been in the house and seeing how many items they took out of the house, it's frankly surprising. >> now, throughout the tour the lawyer, cindy short, repeatedly questioned the thoroughness of the police work inside the house. for example, she said she found very little fingerprints. the police use the residue to lift fingerprints. some new developments this morning. but still lots of unanswered questions as well. >> it's still a baffling case, rob. thank you for your reporting this morning. let's go straight now to brad garrett. he's a former fbi profiler and abc news consultant. he joins us from washington. brad, good morning. >> good morning, dan. >> so as i understand it, you're skeptical of the time line that was laid out in rob's piece. why? >> well, for two reasons. one, you don't really know if this time line is actually connected to baby lisa because you don't have
any positive identification. that's one thing. the second is that as you look at the time line from, let's say, midnight to 4:00 in the morning, are you going to logically abduct a child, let's say, in the mid ninight area, then two to four hours later you're spotted in the proximity of the neighborhood. i mean that just doesn't really make any sense. it could be true, of course, but the logic of abducting a child is so that you can take the child to some other location. so until those dots are connected, in other words, can you connect the 12:00 sighting, the dumpster fire and the 4:00 sighting. you don't really have anything until those three connect. >> but in a case of so few leads it is certainly something. let me you ask about the fire in dumpster. is there anything there that strikes you as potentially usable, interesting or in any way a good lead? >> well, it's only a good lead if you can connect baby lisa or someone else to that dumpster.
in other words, let's say, for the sake of argument that they took some clothing, burnt clothing, let's say, out of that dumpster. does it match anything from the house, or does it forensically match dna to baby lisa? >> brad, let me -- >> then obviously you have something, but beyond that you really don't. >> let me quickly ask you about what the lawyer is saying, that the cadaver dog apparent ly got the scent of human remains in the bedroom, but the bedroom carpet remains undisturbed. does that seem suspicious to you? >> well, assuming we have good information, in other words, maybe they got a hit in the bedroom, and it was on a sheet or something around the bed and they have removed that. i'm not sure if it makes any sense to me if you got an actual hit, that you wouldn't take it and then go to a lab where you could obviously examine it thoroughly and potentially compare the dna to someone else's, obviously baby lisa. >> thank you.
a truly baffling case. bianna, over to you. >> all right, dan. we're going to turn to politics now and the firestorm that is erupting over president obama's announcement that all u.s. troops will be out of iraq by the end of the year. the republicans vying to take on the president and coming up in the election year came swinging out against the proposal this weekend. abc's david kerley has the story from the white house. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. if you want to beat someone in an election, you can't really agree with them. so the republican candidates have been highly critical of the president's decision to bring the troops out of iraq. with some of the toughest comments coming last night. it took just a couple of hours after president obama announced the remaining 39,000 u.s. troops would leave iraq by the end of the year. for his republican opponents to go on the attack, rick perry before going bird hunting. >> you don't tell the enemy what your timetable is going to be. this administration has telegraphed its intentions all too often, and that's just unacceptable. >> reporter: none of the candidates noted that the
president was abiding by an agreement signed by president bush and an offer to keep 5,000 soldiers there fell apart because of iraqi demands. >> they either failed to do it by virtue of ineptitude, or they decided it wasn't that important politically or otherwise. >> these candidates are so loathe to give credit to the president for anything, and they're going to take advantage of every opportunity to create space between themselves and president obama even if that's more in perception than reality. >> reporter: some of the toughest words came last night at an iowa conservative faith forum from newt gingrich. >> after eight years, thousands of lives, hundreds of billions of dollars, we'll leave in defeat, don't kid yourself, it is defeat. iran is stronger. >> reporter: of course, many of these same candidates are calling for a quick withdrawal in the other war in afghanistan. the obama campaign -- >> in iraq we've succeeded in
our strategy to end the war. >> reporter: -- has already telegraphed its defense. >> you don't think we're tough on national security? well, go ask osama bin laden if we're not tough on national security. i think that's a very powerful trump card that this white house has. >> reporter: and they haven't had to use it over the weekend, and we may not hear anything from the white house, they may just let this one blow over. bianna? >> all right, david, thank you. we want to bring in christiane amanpour from washington, host of "this week." good morning to you, christiane. >> good morning, bianna. >> and, christiane, do political analysts think that this is a smart move for the republicans to be making right before an election year, basically to oppose the end of the war that is so unpopular with voters? >> well, look, it is unpopular with a vast majority of americans. the republicans in this country support the war. so obviously the candidates are reacting to that. but as david said, they're basically not going to say anything nice and give any credit to president obama. and we're going to be talking to senator mccain about this because not just on iraq, but all over, on afghanistan and elsewhere, republicans have been
a bit all over the map, the candidates, and some are being accused of actually even having an isolation streak in them, which is very counter to normal republican policy. >> and also on your show, christiane, you sat down with secretary of state hillary clinton who said that despite the withdrawal of u.s. troops, the u.s. will continue to support iraq's move towards democracy, but how exactly are we going to do that and enforce that without having boots on the ground? >> well, look, as you say, put the politics aside and what is the substance? the truth of the matter is that analysts say that the iraqi forces themselves are not yet ready to stand up without any american logistical help. and if america does put trainers in there, they're going to have to negotiate that with the iraqi government. it's not a given. so what secretary clinton is saying is that they believe that will happen, and they have bases around the country, in other words, she was trying to make the best of the situation where they'll have no formal bases in iraq, but they will be able to train and help and she drew comparisons with other countries
that america has similar training and security cooperation with. she said from jordan to colombia in latin america, we have these kinds of agreements. >> all right. christiane. very interesting. we appreciate your time. and you can see all of christiane's interview with secretary of state clinton later this morning on abc's "this week." dan? >> all right. let's get right over to ron claiborne who has the morning's other developing stories including a breaking story out of turkey. >> good morning to you, dan and bianna. we begin with breaking news from turkey. there was a powerful earthquake in that country. the 7.3 magnitude quake struck the eastern part of turkey. there are early reports of people being trapped under collapsed buildings in the city of van. and in tunisia, the birthplace of the so-called arab spring, voters are going to the polls today for their first ever free elections. tunisia's strongman bin ali was overthrown earlier this year in an uprising that sparked the uprisings in
egypt and elsewhere and they'll write a new tunisian constitution. and for the second time in a month, a satellite has come crashing down to the earth. the minivan sized satellite, which launched in 1990, entered the earth's atmosphere overnight. scientists are figuring out if any parts survived re-entry and, if so, where they landed. and a new warning for people who drink alcohol. you know who you are. british doctors are now recommending that a night of drinking should be followed by two or three alcohol-free days. that gives the liver time to recover when people have more than one small drink. and finally the st. louis cardinals of baseball, well, they bashed their way to a 2-1 lead in the world series last night. albert pujols slugged three home runs tying a world series record held by only babe ruth and reggie jackson of the new york yankees back in the '70s. st. louis beat texas, 16-7. sounds like a football score. game four is in texas tonight. >> and he was on a slump going into this. >> he was in a slump, doing
badly until now. two words for albert pujols, free agent. free agency coming up. >> good timing. >> two more words, big money. thanks, ron. time now for the weather and two more words, brian monahan from our orlando affiliate. >> how far can we take this joke? >> i'm already well ahead of you. two more words, chicago cubs. right up the road. they're looking at mr. pujols. good morning. good sunday morning to you. it was a day of active weather yesterday across parts of the plains. in fact, 40 reports of severe weather, damaging wind. also some hail reported as well. we take you to ada, oklahoma, check out some of this video, large hail, pea size, golf ball size, even baseball-sized hail, had reports of that across parts of oklahoma. now, the stormy weather today, not as severe, not as strong as what we saw yesterday. but we'll still see some storms later on today across parts of memphis, back through the deep south. also tracking the potential for some showers through chicago and also minneapolis. otherwise, the story again this morning, it is cold as we get started. 30s and 40s across much of the east. temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below average.
says -- >> here's the answer, women have a better sense of humor but men are funnier. >> really? >> i could buy that, i think. >> all right. fair enough. as it turns out -- >> you asked for an answer and i gave you an answer. now you don't like it. >> as it turns out, there's actually been a study on which gender is funnier, and abc's barbara pinto has been looking into it. check it out. >> go down to the river. >> reporter: kristen wiig or will farrell? lucille ball -- >> everything has gone up, prices, taxes and mini skirts. >> reporter: -- or bob hope? when it comes to humor, is there a funnier sex? >> we have to put up with men so women are funnier. >> more women laugh at men. >> reporter: the guys may be on to something, straight out of a "seinfeld" episode it seems. >> i don't get this. >> me neither. >> and you're on the fringe of the humor business. >> reporter: a group of men and women were asked to write captions for "new yorker"
cartoons then rate which were funny or not. >> we found that men are funnier just by a hair, and they're mostly funnier to other men. >> reporter: the study also found the not so funny captions were most often attributed to a woman even if they were man-made. do you think it's a stereotype that men are funnier? >> i think there's part of that. >> yes, 100%. >> yeah, definitely. >> reporter: we took our unscientific poll to one of the funniest places on earth, chicago's "second city." >> move to belize. >> reporter: where these two work the same stage that launched john belushi, bill murray, teen that faye and gilda radner. >> women are taught to be not as funny. >> we may be more crass. does that make it funnier? >> reporter: before the guys start gloating, one more point. >> we found here men's confidence outstripped their competence. they thought they would be a lot
funnier than they actually were found. >> reporter: now that's funny. for "good morning america," barbara pinto, abc news, chicago. >> i do have to say both ron and dan are very confident men so if that will explain your humor. >> i think i'm hilarious. my wife thinks that i think i'm funnier than i actually am so she would definitely agree with that analysis. >> bianca, dan's wife, i'm with you on that. all right, coming up on -- >> being ganged up here. >> coming up on "gma" -- want to tell them. >> sure. hunting a great white that killed an american tourist in australia, plus dan's up close and personal experience with the sharks that lurk in those waters. flash robs are on the rise and heading into the hectic holiday shopping season, retailers are fighting back. how do you combat so many swarming in this fast? the video is incredible. a very rare interview with chelsea clinton who grew up in the public eye but almost never speaks publicly. what is this new mission of hers that has her so passionate that she's breaking her usual
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best foods. make it real. make it different. we have breaking news this half hour out of turkey. a powerful earthquake has hit eastern turkey, buildings collapsed. people are reportedly trapped and dead. it is a story that is developing as we speak. and we'll have the very latest. good morning, america, i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. good morning to you. this is sunday, october 23rd. the mayor in the town of the epicenter calling for urgent aid, urgent assistance including medics this morning. much more on that in just a minute. also coming up this morning -- the hunt for the great white shark who killed an american diver off the coast of australia. plus, we're going to go up close and personal with some sharks from those very same waters coming up in just a few minutes. also ahead this morning -- you've heard of flash mobs. well, this is a video of what's being called a flash rob. it's happened in cities across the country, and with holidays
coming, retailers are getting worried, and they're stepping up security. we'll tell you what they're doing. >> those pictures are incredible. also former first daughter chelsea clinton usually shuns the spotlight. now she's stepping directly into it on purpose and for a good reason. we'll have a very rare interview with chelsea clinton coming up. >> we look forward to that. but we're going to begin with ron claiborne with that breaking news out of turkey. good morning, ron. >> good morning to you, bianna and dan. good morning, everyone. that breaking news is the massive earthquake that has rocked turkey this morning, 7.2 magnitude quake knocked over buildings in several cities in eastern turkey near the border with iran. residents spilled out into the streets according to witnesses while rescue workers are trying to reach people believed to be trapped in the wreckage of some of those collapsed buildings. the mayor of one town is saying that many people, many people were killed. the quake was relatively shallow which could potential ly cause more damage. earthquakes are frequent in turkey. it's across fault lines, of course. wall street will be watching very closely as european leaders meet to try to find a solution to their debt crisis.
they're expected to announce the first part of a comprehensive deal to help greece dig out of its debt. there is fear that a greek default would set off a chain reaction through the global economy. and louisiana governor bobby jindal coasted to re-election easily on saturday. the popular republican won more than 50% of the vote in the open primary there against nine challengers. finally, happy birthday -- anniversary that is, to the ipod on this day ten years ago steve jobs unveiled the device that changed the way many listen to music and was the first in a string of huge hits for apple. and, of course, on "gma" tomorrow the biographer, the author of the authorized biography of steve jobs will be on "good morning america." it is time now for the weather and brian monahan from our orlando affiliate wftv. >> good morning to all of you. we start in the tropics. we are watching storms from central america back through the cayman islands. it's been about two weeks since we've have a named storm in the
atlantic. cuba, could be some development over the next couple of days. keep an eye on it if you're joining us from florida this morning. elsewhere, most of the country very quiet on this sunday. there are some showers and storms, though, through the mississippi valley. that's where we'll have the chance of some rain today. some showers across minneapolis and maybe a few storms through memphis. what warm in the west. in the northeast after that chili start, 60s today in new york city.c >> this weather report has been brought to you by hunter douglas. dan? >> thank you, sir. now to what is many people's deepest fear every time they dive into the ocean, sharks. this morning we're learning more about the man from texas killed by a great white off the coast of australia.
in australia this morning, they're on the hunt for the great white shark that killed 32-year-old george thomas wainwright who was out diving on saturday. >> recovered him from the boat. he was suffering from a fatal shark attack. >> reporter: wainwright was from texas. he was living in the western australian city of perth on a work visa. witnesses on the boat described the shark as ten feet long. >> obviously this is a tragic situation and it's the fethird shark fatality in a number of weeks. >> reporter: less than two weeks ago 64-year-old brin martin was killed by a great white during his morning swim. authorities are now trying to figure out if the same animal killed both men. >> the shark population is increasing. >> reporter: australia has some of the most shark-infested waters on earth, as i found out when i motored out off the coast with government officials recently. it is so bad here that the government actually sets up shark nets unsettlingly close to popular beaches.
it is amazing that you've got sharks this close to the beach. >> oh, my word. >> reporter: great whites can be more than 20 feet long and 5,000 pounds, and they have the perfect set of jaws to cut you and they're not just lurking in australia. just days ago off the coast of oregon, a surfer named bobby gum was thrown into the air by what his friend said was a great white. he wasn't hurt. but it was the second shark encounter off the oregon coast in about a week. sharks have been the object of fear ever since "jaws" in the 1970s. but animal experts say you have a better chance of hitting the lottery or getting hit by lightning than getting bitten by a shark. >> the fear is unfounded. you know, the chances of being bitten either in australia or elsewhere in the world are minuscule. >> reporter: to prove that point, they invited me into this shark tank. it's a good thing that goggles obscured the look of abject terror on my face as the
enormous toothy shark swam by with that blankly menacing look on their faces. now i should say those were not great white sharks. they were gray nurse sharks who never attack humans. still animal experts point out that even great white attacks are very, very rare. >> nonetheless, i know you said that the chances are slim of being bitten. i'm so fearful of sharks. so you are a brave man, dan. >> i had the camera on me so i had to do it. >> you looked brave. >> thank you. coming up here on "good morning america" this sunday, flash mobs with criminal intentions. it's happening in stores all over the country. now, retailers are fighting back. we'll show what you they're doing. plus, a rare interview with chelsea clinton. she's taking on a more public role and has a new mission and what she's doing could help save millions of lives. we'll tell you about it. >> a rare interview coming up. and later, our fixation segment, including a visit inside a cage full of leopards.
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and they have retailers stepping up security. here's abc's t.j. winick. >> reporter: this is the threat. a massive crowd, many teenagers swarming a business. in this case, a washington, d.c. convenience store. it's called a flash rob. >> in some cases, these folks will come in, overwhelm store employees, especially at night, get in and get out very quickly. >> reporter: according to the national retail federation, flash robs were reported by 10% of the retailers it surveyed in july. with the holiday shopping season just around the corner, many fear that number could spike. >> during the holidays we see large numbers of shoppers in the store, and shoplifting can be disguised just by the volume of customers. >> reporter: the flash rob is the criminal cousin of the flash mob. spontaneous gatherings organized over twitter, facebook or texting, like this choreographed dance routine. flash robs are also an open
invite not to entertain, but to break the law. that's why for the first time the retail federation is giving its members advice on how to guard against a flash robbery. first, maintain low levels of cash in the store. next, monitor social networks and websites for indications that groups will be descending on a store. and finally, workers should alert managers if they see unusually large gatherings of people inside or directly outside the stores. in philadelphia, about three dozen boys swarmed a suburban sears in june making off with thousands of dollars in sneakers and socks and pretty much anything else they could carry. a series of flash robberies in that city this past summer led the mayor to impose a 9:00 p.m. curfew one weekend. >> if you want to act like a butthead, your butt is going to get locked up. >> for "good morning america," t.j. winick, abc news.
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chelsea clinton has always been in the public eye from the time she was a 12-year-old moving into the white house to her fairy tale wedding last summer. but she has almost never sought out the spotlight. now, though, she's intentionally putting herself out there for a good cause. abc's juju chang caught up with the former first daughter. >> hi.
>> reporter: former first daughter chelsea clinton rarely grants interviews, but this past week she was talking to college students and to me about something she cares deeply about. old cell phones. >> i know that you're planning on reusing 20,000 phones. how are you thinking about getting to 20,000? >> some of us brought two, three or even four phones each. getting closer to that goal is really important. >> reporter: she's teaming up with supermodel christy turlington burns to help these students in their effort to save the 1,000 women who die every day giving birth. >> i really deeply believe in the premise that those of us that can do things should do things and that type of not only interest and motivation, but commitment and then commitment to see it through is a hallmark of this generation. >> here goes. >> people have been coming to george washington university to turn in their old cell phones, dusty old cell phones. they're going to be recycled and given out to community health
workers to literally help save lives on the other side of the planet. >> this drive will help over 500,000 people. >> reporter: it all started four years ago when a sophomore at stanford went to malawi to volunteer at a hospital helping children with hiv. >> you literally had patients walking 60, 100 miles for care. >> reporter: josh nesbit's brilliant idea was to use cutting-edge software to turn a laptop into a mini mobile satellite dish. that way, health workers could text their patients, instead of walking for days. so you were like a global 911? >> yeah, absolutely. >> six phones and three ipods. >> reporter: we throw away 500,000 phones every year. if josh could recycle just 1% to make new phones, he could empower a million health workers, improving the lives of 50 million people. today josh's nonprofit medic mobile provides phones for health care workers in 11 countries. now, obviously today's initiative to me speaks to something tangible that people can do.
>> absolutely. what those phones will be repurposed to do or what the funds the recycled phones will enable through mobile technology will be able to be measured and tracked so the students here feel really good about what they did, and they know they made a difference. >> thank you very much. you're good to go. >> thank you. >> it's actually just interesting to hear her talk sometimes. >> it is. >> we should say this story is part of the million moms challenge which abc news and the u.n. foundation launched to raise awareness of the health of new moms and new babies in the developing world. >> and to find out how to help, sign up on million moms challenge.com and like million moms challenge on facebook. johnson & johnson is donating $1 for each of the first 100,000 people that sign up. >> coming up here on "good morning america" -- an update on the escaping toddler from his mom. plus, an aspiring copycat. all coming up in our little segment called "fixation." ♪ you're my obsession ...could mean living with joint damage.
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"fixation," where we show you the stories, the pictures and videos that caught our attention during the week. can i start? i'm going to go first. the last couple of weeks i've been in asia and one of the stories required me to go into a cage filled with leopards. i was a little nervous. but here's what happened when i went inside. ah! i had them eating out of the palm of my hand. >> that's it. >> these are two 13-month-old clouded leopard sisters. these animals were bottle raised. she bit my hand. actually left a mark. top that, brian. >> and you look traumatized there, dan. you remember motormouth jones from the "police academies"? >> 18 of those? >> not enough. >> a million of you, a million youtube use viewers, easy for me to say, youtube viewers, there we go. saw this video over the last
week or so. check this out. ♪ >> wow. >> he's doing the vocals. >> when you see that sort of towering talent, you wonder how did his career end with the "police academy" movie. >> it didn't end. it just expanded into other countries. >> i want to cue up this viral sensation, from north of the border, alberta, canada, the twins that we have been previewing a little bit the whole program. the twins, the guy on the left here making his way out of the crib. go, dane. get on out of there. look at liam on the right saying, what are you doing, man? this is another episode of his great escape. >> we've been watching this all week. >> we talked to the mother and she had this to say about the antics of her twins. >> we had found that dane was actually at the door and crawling under the door, knocking on the door and so we
wanted to figure out what exactly was going on. i was just surprised. i couldn't believe that he could stretch that far and get his leg up over the railing like he did. dane's been called the son of chuck norris. >> chuck norris. they're out of cribs now and into toddler beds. the crib wasn't working. >> we have a special "fixation" brought to us by a viewer. who wanted to top you, ron. because not only do babies get out of things and escape, you know, whatever, their playpens and what have you. talk about this dog right here escaping its own pen. it's a 4-month-old dachshund. >> is that a wiener dog? >> they're called dachsunds. >> i think the technical term is -- >> almost. >> that is a big pen. four months old. way to go, gracie. >> gracie? >> that's her name?
>> yes, it is. >> excellent. that does it for "fixation this week." by the way, as the last segment proves, we'll take your submissions, so do send us pictures, videos, whatever you think is cool and we may put it on the air. thank you for watching. we're always online at "good morning america" on yahoo!. much more later with christiane amanpour and "this week," and later today david muir is back with "world news." see you, everybody. see you, everybody. amanpour and david muir is back with "world news."