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good morning, america. and this morning, the wall of fire. out-of-control flames shoot two miles high. fueled by 60-mile-per-hour winds. destroying entire suburbing and more than 300 homes. firefighters unable to stop the inferno. >> we have fire to the back of these houses. all companies retreat. >> thousands desperately try to escape, capturing the drama on their cell phones. now, massive smoke clouds choking the air. and moving east. breaking this morning, decision day. the supreme court set to hand down the landmark ruling this morning. it will affect all of us. and hundreds are lined up at the court right now. the ruling will also send shock waves through the race for president. outbreak, frightening new details about security lapses at the top-secret cdc lab. could deadly strains of
infectious diseases have leaked from high security containers? abc news has shocking new evidence. and paula deen, the queen of butter, bacon and lard. now, a big loser, too. >> i feel great. and there's hope for us fatties, you know. >> how did the first lady of southern cooking drop 30 pounds? her slimming secrets revealed this morning. good morning, everyone. to all of our viewers if the west. we are standing right now for the decision on health care. that is the scene, you see the reporters there, our reporters are standing by. we're ready to bring you all of the latest developments as soon as we learn. and dan will join us for a
special report as soon as this comes down. also a first break through on the battle of the bulge. the first obesity pill approved by the fda in 13 years. dr. richard besser is here to break down how it works and who it could help. and you had a special interview with usher. >> i went to hotlanta. usher has a new album out, but more importantly, he has a foundation where he really mentoring young people. also, he has been in a public custody battle over his child len. but right now, for those on the west coast. we're looking at the raging fires. president obama will visit the scene today. we have our team, beginning with alex perez in colorado springs.
>> reporter: robin, good morning the fire still burning at a steady pace here. more than 18,000 acres have been scorched. for the first time, we're getting a look at the damage from above. and it's clear, hundreds of homes have been destroyed. as the massive fire continues burning this morning, it is blanketing this mountain town with thick smoke. blotting out the sun. preventing officials from assessing the damage. from above, you can see this area of town before. now, rows upon rows of homes leveled. entire neighborhoods wiped out by the sudden, intense wall of fire, that even took firefighters by surprised. >> we have fire to the back of these houses. all companies retreat. >> reporter: more than 32,000 people have been evacuated from the fast-advancing inferno. many still don't know when they'll be allowed to return, or if their homes survived. >> i'm hoping there's still a home there. >> reporter: most escaped in a panic. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: with only minutes to gather necessity and leave in a panic. >> i'm leaving my house. >> reporter: jason evacuated with his wife and four kids. he says the fire snuck up on them. >> as soon as i saw the flames on the mountains, i started
throwing everything together that we had prepared and everything. threw it in the car. i wasn't waiting around. i was one of the first who left. >> reporter: more than 1,000 firefighters are on the ground. and military c-130s are dumping retardant from above. this satellite image shows just how much smoke is billowing over this state and beyond. in colorado spring, doctors say the air quality is at least ten times worse than normal. at least 40 people already hospitalized for smoke inhalation. >> the higher the concentration, the more toxic it is to your system. >> reporter: and because it's still unclear when exactly the air quality may return to normal here, authorities warning people with pre-existing conditions to make sure they really limit their time outdoor, robin. >> definitely have to keep that in mind. alex, thank you. let's go to ginger zee, in the midst of the devastation, just north of where alex is. good morning, ginger? >> reporter: good morning, robin. almost 600 homes across the state of colorado, look just like this. you can see the walls, some
semblance of a fireplace but not a whole lot else. there are just piles of what was life. you can find a couple things. they've been sifting through. this is one thing that made it on top of of an oven, perhaps. then you have tile from the bathroom. it gets more touching when you think about the man that found his wedding ring in this house. it was just a pile of metal. he took that with him. some fine china, shards everywhere, but not a whole lot of it left. unfortunately weather has been a big factor. it has not helped fire fighters at all. i want to show you the red flag warnings. they're still in place. thunderstorms, lightning and gusting winds, let's go to my partner in extreme weather, sam champion. >> hey, ginger, ginger has shown you the high profile fires in that zone, but there's maybe 260 fires burning in the west.
take a look at the noaa satellite and where it goes. if you look at where the fire starts, all of that, smoke going up. smoke going out, from hudson bay, canada, to the center of the gulf of mexico. that's picked up by 30-mile-per-hour to 60-mile-per-hour winds, picked up in the air and spread just about everywhere. air quality and heat a problem. take a look at the heat we're dealing with. yesterday, we had high temperatures all week, but probably more than 1,000 record-high temperatures. that fiery spot right there, hill city, kansas, at 115, the warmest spot on the planet at that time yesterday. and we'll have more records during the day today. this is where the heat warnings and watches are going. chicago at 100 degrees. memphis, 101. the problem is the heat. it's dry for the fire zone. you're not getting any help there. as ginger said, most of the storms will be dry with lightning. and all of the hot air spreads east. if you haven't seen the heat yet, you will. george. >> thanks, sam. now to the land. >> mark: decision coming moments from the supreme court. up or down on president obama's health care law.
how the court rules will affect every american. it's also certain to shake up the race for president. let's go to terry moran and jake tapper at the white house. up or down, are two of the options. the court could choose some kind of a middle bath. whatever they choose, so much is at stake. >> reporter: absolutely, george. this is the future of health care in america. it's also the future relationship between government and individual citizens. but specifically, say the court strikes the whole thing down. the things that go away, one, the big thing. there will be no compulsory insurance. the individual mandate that you buy insurance, that will go away. two, pre-existing conditions will count. insurers will be able to deny insurance on the basis of pre-existing conditions if this law falls. that's the most popular part of the law, and finally, not many people pay attention to this, women will pay more. right now, women pay more for
health care than men. insurance companies charge them more. this bill outlawed that. if it goes, that goes. >> and both presidential campaigns braced to respond today. governor romney signaling unless the court strikes everything down, he's going to stick to his position of complete repeal. and then replacing. the white house has different options ready, depending on what the court decides. >> that's right. they have an option. you know, we have breaking news right now from the supreme court, so let's pause and have the rest of the network join us. i am diane sawyer here with george stephanopoulos, at abc head quarters in new york. the supreme court cast arguably the most important vote in a generation on health care affecting every single american. and george -- >> the supreme court upheld the requirement that every american
buy health insurance. we want to go straight to abc's terry moran at the supreme court. >> reporter: we just got a look at it. i'm taking a quick look at it. it's very long. and a brief look at it. they said they are ruling in this case. they had a chance to punt and they didn't. chief justice roberts said that the individual mandate is not a value itd exercise of congressional power, under the necessary and proper commerce clause. in other words they struck it down under the commercial clause but went on to say the individual mandate may be upheld within congress's power under the taxing clause. in other words, very complicated, the court says the government can't insist that you purchase insurance, but it can tax you more if you don't. >> so, terry, they're saying basically it's giving you a choice. you don't have to buy the insurance, you can pay the tax, that's why it's constitutional.
>> reporter: on the first 30 seconds of looking at this opinion, that's my take. it's like flood insurance. the government doesn't mandate that people who build homes on floodplains buy insurance, but they tax people differently who have insurance with incentives and penalties. >> 6-3 decision? >> reporter: yes. >> 6-3 decision. justice roberts, presumably, we'll find out, weighed in on this. i want to go to jake tapper, i have to say he's the one person i know that was saying, watch out, i think they might uphold. jake, we'll give terry, who is the olympic reader of long decisions little time to fathom what this means in terms of health and pre-existing conditions. tell us about the white house. >> reporter: so far no reaction from the white house, i imagine like terry, they are wading through the legalese and trying to figure out what this decision
means. if it's true that the supreme court in the 6-3 decision has upheld the individualality of the individual mandate, that would make the white house breathe a huge sigh of relief. remember, this is president obama's signature legislation for his first term. there is nothing that he put more heart and soul and effort into than this. and many presidents before him, try to pass health care reform, they failed, including president clinton, most notably, but this president achieved it. of course it was a tough partisan battle for almost the entire fight. if it has been upheld. that doesn't mean the political fight goes away. mitt romney and republicans said they're still going to try to repeal the health care bill in congress. if it's found to be constitutional, that's big, good news for president obama. >> jake, i want to go back to terry, this is realtime live, he is going through it page by page. terry. >> reporter: so what they did,
diane is fix the health care law constitutionally. the chief justice joining the liberals of the court said congress cannot force people as a command to purchase health care, but it can tax people differently. what he says is, in this case, it is reasonable to construe what congress has done, as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health care. such legislations within congress's power to tax. essential essentially, they said you didn't do it right, but there's a way that we can fix it. so they upheld the obama care legislation. >> this is so interesting and ironic, in many kay ways, all through the fight, they insisted this is not a tax, now it's been upheld, because the court decided indeed it is a tax. >> reporter: that's right. one day the federal government was saying no this is not a tax. next day saying yes, it is a tax. the court department like it. but they fixed it.
the government can tax you differently if you have solar panels on the roof or decide to engage in certain behaviors like smoking or other things. in this case, the chief justice said the government can tax you differently, impose a penalty if you don't have health insurance. >> terry, i want to ask you about those provisions already affecting american families and their decisionmaking on health. keeping your children on your insurance. pre-existing condition, as we know, women are charged more by insurance companies than men are. does it address those? >> reporter: essentially, it upholds those. all those things in the obama health care plan. insurance companies will never be able to deny you coverage for a pre-existing condition. women will be charged the same as men for health insurance. right now, they're charged differently. kids can stay on their parents' health insurance until they're 26. all of those provisions and more, they will go into law over
the next several months. >> terry, the other big part of it is the huge expansion of medicaid in all of the states. it appears that that was narrowly upheld. i know you're just starting to go through this. but if that is true, this is a pretty sweeping victory for the white house and their position. >> reporter: it is a huge victory for president obama and for the advocates of that kind of national health care law. the court says, the democratic branches of government, congress and the president, they figured it out. we found one thing wrong with it, but they can do the rest. >> i want to go to jonathan karl who covers congress for us. by the way, read every single word of that obamacare health reform. jon, what is going to happen now? is the house going to move to overturn this? what is going to happen? >> reporter: they will try. what terry is describing is an absolute thorough victory for democrats. call it a tax or call it a mandate.
the law is upheld. republicans are going to meet shortly. house republicans, speaker john boehner gathering together, plotting the next steps. what i was told before this was going down, they would be getting together, plotting a strategy to take down what is left of the health care law. they were expecting, wildly expecting republicans in capitol hill that the supreme court would knock down if not all of the law, big parts of the law. that has not happened. they told me that they would come and try to take down whatever is left. but i have to tell you, diane. given the situation here, this law now stands. because the republicans may be able to pass repeal of health care in the house, but they sure aren't going to be able to do it in a democratly controlled senate. even if mitt romney is elected president, even if the republicans take control in the senate, they will not be able to get the 60 votes in the senate that they would need to knock down that health care law. if this is indeed what they expect it to be. that the health care law
essentially withstood constitutional muster, it will remain the law of the land for a long time. >> i think we have david muir, he covers the romney campaign. we know what mitt romney will say, repealing health care will be my first order of business if i'm elected president. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. you know covering him on the trail. that's the first thing he's said. he said it for months. now this is priv r pivoted to a general election campaign. his tactic did not change. he says day one, i repeal obamacare. i got over the phone with a key adviser. they said the polling in this country shows the significant fum of americans is still concerned about the president's health care plan and whether or not it's best for the country. they'll energize that part of the base and move forward. spliticallti politically, gover
romney ratcheted up the pace, say if they strike down the health care plan. three years in the white house would be wasted. those were fighting records. but as far as strategy, it is the same. if and when i get elected, i will repeal the president's health care plan. >> big reset on what they say on the campaign trail today. i want to bring two people who represent those who were in charge of driving our health to us, health care to us, and making us healthy. and you recognize our own dr. timothy johnson, who has long been passionate about some reform is needed, and dr. jennifer of the abc family, who has been skeptical about the obama bill. tim, your reaction? >> it's a positive political development about the administration. but i'm going to past a little cold water on the discussion, by pointing out, in my judgment,
this bill does not control costs, which is our number one problem. it will help people find insurance, it enhances and surrounds the private insurance system and medicaid insurance system but does not put in place the real cost-cutting measures that we need. otherwise we'll face bankruptcy in this country from health care. it's a positive development for people without insurance as a temporary measure, but overall, it does not address the huge cost issues that we face as a country. >> dr. ashton. >> i agree with what tim said. as you know, and have said repeatedly. the woman's health aspect is a huge issue. as a practice obgyn. i can tell you, what women want is more choices, not restrizs, it remains to be seen what happens when you address that.
when you talk overall about the medical system in the country, we have a system based largely on treating disease, not preventing that. that careerly also needs to change. these are complex, political, economical and medical issues. i think any time you talk about health care, you have to keep patient care at the center of that. put a lot of agency, people, administrators, bureaucrats, in between the health care provider and patient. that potentially could not be good for the patient. >> it's going to take several years to play out. but the political implications, immediate. we want to go back to the white house from jake tapper, getting some indication from inside that building? >> reporter: big sigh of relief from white house officials, many expect the supreme court to strike down the individual mandate. as one senior white house official just said to me, it's a win. we should expect president obama sometime in the next couple hours to come out and make a statement talking about what this victory in the supreme court means.
one other step i wanted to mention is the idea that we like to think of the supreme court as not a political organization, but these are people who do worry about their place in history. and a lot of smart lawyers, affiliated with this administration, said to me that they thought ultimately the court would rule the way it has today. 6-3 with roberts writing it. because of people like kennedy, who are worried about the role in history, don't always want to be seen as voting in conservative way, always want to be seen as having an open mind and justice roberts wanting to brush back some of the criticism that he runs a political court that always rules 5-4. therefore you see him joining 6-3 decision. that's tea leaf reading but that's what the democrats hoped for. >> you get the award here today. i want to go back to terry moran in front of supreme court. as jake said, chief justice john
roberts is really instrumental. he is at the center of this. he likes to refer to himself, quote, as the umpire of confrontation. what did we learn about him in this supreme court today? >> reporter: that's a great question, diane. chief justice john roberts' biggest opinion, biggest moments so far in his chief justice ship. he saved, with this opinion, the obama health care law. he saved it. there may be a couple of motivations for that. one, he's a very close reader of the law. two, he cares about the court. is it really a good idea for the court to jump in, in the middle of an election year, and throw out the president's leading domestic achievement? that challenges the legitimacy of the court in some people's minds and roberts may have been mindful of that. the other thing to remember, he was a lawyer for the justice department for many year, so, has a deep sense of the legitimate powers of the federal government. so in this opinion, what he said
was, the health care law can be sustained, if we look at it in a certain way. not as a mandate, not as a command that every american has to buy health insurance, but as a legitimate tax on those that would choose not to. >> terry, that's what is so interesting about it. it looked like chief justice here was actually looking for a way to validate it. even though that wasn't the major argument presented? >> reporter: absolutely. it wasn't the major argument. you're absolutely right. he was looking for a way not to put the supreme court in the middle of an election season debate over the legit massey of the obama health care plan. sometimes discretion is the better part of valor for the court. sometimes letting the politics play out, preserves its authority for the next big case so you don't have half of america hating them. >> as pointed out. when he was going to the confirmation hearings, he called
himself an umpire not an activist. >> that's right. he and justice kennedy are the ones that kept this a tie. now that we have this ruling, jon, tell us what happens next in terms of american households, american families, we know some of the law has gone into effect, 2014 is the big year for the mandate itself. what should american families and every american at home know what will happen next? >> reporter: this means many provisions that have already gone into effect, and not many have. but you have student, children 26 years old and younger, can remain on their parents' health care plan, that will remain. children with pre-existing conditions will continue to be able to have coverage, not be able to be denied by health insurance companies but the big thing is 2014. the health care law was done in such a way that those big provision, the ones that say that no insurance company could deny you for having pre-existing
conditions, the requirement that employers must apply, must make available for their pros, health insurance, that will still happen in 2014. and of course, we're seeing now in the markets, health care stocks are going down. they're concerned about the effect it will have. you'll hear a lot from republicans saying that they need to do something to prevent the damage that will be done to companies, as a result of what happens, but, again, diane, those changes don't go into effect until 2014. so the first thing you'll hear is a big political battle up here to try to do what the supreme court was unwilling to do. which is try to bring down the health care law. but i do not see republicans being able to get much traction on that now. >> we do point out political battle not over yet. right in the middle of the presidential campaign. president obama has been handed a major victory from the supreme court. a 6-3 decision, upholding his health care act.
>> we'll undoubtedly hear from the white house, what they have to say about it. and also the romney campaign. >> correction, it is -- terry moran is calling it -- 5-4. it was justice roberts joining the liberals, justice kennedy in dissent? >> justice kennedy in dissent. you like to know, you'll always be surprised who votes where on the supreme court. >> now we'll return you to your regular programming, for some of you is "good morning america," george will be there too. for details we'll be there on abcnews.com. tune in for a special edition of "world news," and also "nightline." the incredibly powerful news team will be in force throughout the day. you can always check online. we'll see you again tonight.
♪ ♪ that is usher, r&b megastar, at the top of his career. we know his personal life has been a bit of a struggle. battling over custody of his two boys. we saw him breaking down on the stand. had a chance to go to the atl recently and sit down with him. for a very revealing -- yesterday, dancing with the jacksons. today, it's usher. what is a girl to do? >> he really opens up the ups and downs -- >> you got a little tutoring in. >> a little. also, the twist in the gross pointe murder-for-hire case. they just keep on coming. there's bob bashara. he's being held on $15 million bond, accused of highing two hitman. there may be signs he tried to
hire more, we'll get into that. how did paula deen do it? the comfort food queen. look at her. she lost 30 pounds. her whole family is downsizing. as she say, she reveals her secrets. we're going to begin with the battle over a millionaire's fortune. guma aguiar's boat washed ashore on a beach with the lights on, engine running, no one was on it. and no one has seen him since. now, his mother is fighting for control of his fortune. matt gutman has the story. good morning, matt. >> reporter: that fight began even for the coast guard had completed its search for guma aguiar. the battle for his assets will reach fever pitch this afternoon. but there's a major twist in this story, george. the tycoon's mother says he was delusional and may have orchestrated his own disappearance. a speedboat abandoned. the millionaire owner, vanished. now, his wife and mother pitched in a heated legal battle over his estate. at stake this morning, $100 million in bank assets, real estate and boats.
all belonging to 35-year-old businessman and philanthropist, guma aguiar. the father of four has been missing for more than a week now. his abandoned fishing boat washed ashore on wednesday. his cell phone and wallet onboard. the engine running and the lights still on. >> we found no signs of blood or trauma. that would indicate any foul play. >> reporter: this shows aguiar leaving his home at about 7:30 p.m. the night before, heading for his boat with storm clouds brewing. he has not been heard from since. >> we are reviewing gps data and mr. aguiar's cell phone records. >> reporter: the coast guard have now suspended its search. the police are still calling this a missing person's case. aguiar's mother says she thinks her son may still be alive. >> i will hold on to hope that my son is alive. and that my son is well. >> reporter: now, his mother is
trading barbs and legal filings with his wife. jamie, who asked him for a divorce just hours before he disappeared. on monday, ellen aguiar filed to become the full guardian of his estate. claiming that he may be suffering from psych coast is or may have disappeared at sea. >> a week before, there's been a threat of every day, of impending divorce, he was in such a weakened state. >> reporter: in a countersuit, jamie aguiar, clawing back. saying ellen aguiar, is incapable of looking out for the interest of anyone but herself. and in the two months before his disappearance, george, agiar changed his will twice. once installing his wife as his custodian. a couple of weeks later, his mother. there may be more money at stake
here. aguiar sold a business in 2007, for $2.5 billion. george? >> a lot of money. let's get dan abrams in for more on this. so complicated. he's changing his will before he disappears. the wife is suing. the mother is suing. how does the court approach this? >> i think the court needs to figure out what to do immediately. i think what the court wants to do for now is maintain the status quo as much as possible. don't make changes in his businesses. don't allow anyone to start withdrawing money, firing and hiring people, et cetera. assume he is incapacitated for the legal purposes for now. i think that may favor the mother. the last document in place gives the mother the power here. there's going to be a fight over that, no question about it. but for now, with the mother saying, the wife is the one trying to take all these actions, not paying certain employees. making changes. i think the mother probably has the immediate edge. >> the mother also advantaged by the fact she wants to have a financial management company take control, which would hold
it in place. >> she is saying, it doesn't have to be me. let's put someone else, a third party, in charge of the assets for now. remember, we don't know what happened to him. and that's what makes this so tricky. there's no declaration that he's died even. so, you're almost pursuing this on two paths. one path is, he is mentally ill and alive somewhere. the other is that he might have died. and so, you have to be careful that you look at both possibilities. >> the court would have to move quickly today, right? >> no question. i think there's going to be some sort of temporary ruling. >> thanks very much. >> all right, you two. now, a new development in the gross pointe park murder-for-hire case. did the suspect, robert bashara, have more people on his hit list? one of the new revelations as prosecutors begin their case. bazi kanani, is here to help us keep up with the twists and turns. good morning. >> a lot of twifts and turns, robin. good morning.
bob bashara is stuck in jail on a $15 million cash bond. even though he's a wealthy businessman, his attorney says he can't afford that, which means if convicted, he might never go home to his kids. his bond hearing was a victory for prosecutors, who say he's a threat to others. it appears bob bashara is not as polite in his private life. as he was during his first court appearance via video screen from jail. during wednesday's court hearing, prosecutors made startling new claims about the gross pointe park businessman, now charged with solicitation to murder. accused of hiring a hitman to take out this man, joe gentz, his former handyman, who claimed that bashara paid and forced him to kill his wife. >> mr. bashara wanted mr. gentz killed because he didn't want him to testify in any future proceedings. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, bashara made one deal to kill gentz at this furniture store and may have approached an
employee. that person reportedly went to police. according to prosecutors, bashara also tried to hire one other person to commit the murder. and a new revelation on wednesday, there may have been two others on his hit list, including his mistress. rachel gillett. after bashara's wife was found strangled to death in january, in the back of her mercedes, prosecutors say he threatened his tenants at his apartment building. >> he said he'd throw their [ bleep ] out of their apartment complex, if they dare talk to police. >> reporter: it's not the image of the grieving husband the defense tried to portray in court. bashara said he had a good relationship with his wife and could never have killed her. >> i absolutely had nothing to do with this. >> reporter: bashara has not been charged for the murder of his wife. outside the courthouse, his attorney says he's been set up. >> the police wanted a warrant. they couldn't get a warrant regarding the death of jane bashara. but they found another way to get a warrant. >> reporter: prosecutors say they have solid evidence in this
case. video and audio recordings of bashara hiring a hitman who was a police informant. they said he paid $2,000 for the hit. and, robin, this does not sound good. they say he even agreed to sign a receipt. >> oh, ". >> what? >> solid evidence. that's what prosecutors said. >> bazi, thank you. great to have you in the studio. the heat is on, sam. it remains on. >> good morning, everybody. let's talk about creative ways to stay cool. it will be your topic of conversation over the next couple of days. this heat lasts and lasts. take a look at the numbers. kansas city going to 101. oklahoma city, 100. and remember, we're adding humidity as we go east with this heat over the next couple of days. it starts dry. then, it gets humid. it will take a lot to cool yourself off. look at 100 by the time we get to atlanta. has not been there since 2007. you have a couple of days of it. there's a look at the big board. if you want to escape the heat, really get away from it. it is beautiful in the west coast right now. even got a dry day going on in
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it's the question fox mulder and dana scully tried to answer in the hit show "the x-files." >> do you believe in extra terrestrials? >> reporter: now a new "national geographic" unscientific online poll shows that more than 80 million americans believe that ufos exist, and the truth is still out there. just this month alone, a rash of sightings across the country. strange light formations over colorado springs, ft. myers, florida, and salt lake city, utah. in 2008, some texas residents were so sure they had close encounters of a real kind, they made national headlines. >> it wasn't from around these parts. >> reporter: this week, national geographic channel is exploring the mysteries of the unexplained in a new series called "chasing ufos." a team of investigators chasing down real-life x-files, reports of alien abduction, ufo sightings, even military
coverups. there's skeptics and believers. >> there's a light pulsating. >> reporter: these ufo-hunters gather witnesses, searching for evidence of extra terrestrial activity. >> orange light. and they were really big. there's one there, there, there and there. >> what the heck is that? >> that's incredible. just like scully and mulder, this team even has a government insider, dedicated to revealing the truth. >> the ufos are real and we need to make it permissible for science to study them, without risking their career or livelihood. >> reporter: as they search for the truth by testing theories, these ufo-hunters may stumble on their own x-files. while there will always be skeptics, most people agree on one thing. the government knows more than it's telling us. about 80% of people in the survey think the government has concealed information about ufos. always distrustful. >> it's a question i get all the
time from my time at the white house. what did you know about the ufos when i was at the white house? sorry. but "chasing ufos" premieres on the "national geographic" channel this friday. coming up, robin has "the play of the day." and southern fried chef paula deen slims down. she'll reveal how she dropped the pounds. the pounds. clear, huh? my nutritional standards are high. i'm not juice or fancy water, i'm different. i've got nine grams of protein. twist my lid. that's three times more than me! twenty-one vitamins and minerals and zero fat! hmmm. you'll bring a lot to the party. [ all ] yay! [ female announcer ] new ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. twenty-one vitamins and minerals. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. refreshing nutrition in charge!
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"gma," robin roberts, right there, sits down with usher. ere, sits down with usher. good morning i'm eric thomas. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is getting ready to testify before the ethics commission that is considering charges of official misconduct. mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge admitting he bruised his wife's arm. mike is here with the forecast. good morning. a lot of sun clouds roll back to the coast then dissipate after the lunch hour 80s inland, 70s bay, 60s coast and san francisco drizzle possible tonight along the coast clouds bring cooler afternoons tomorrow and state. here's something you don't
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ such a wonderful crowd here with us in times square. we're listening to usher. you know him as the six-time grammy-winning superstar. he tried desperately to show me. yeah. >> you got it. >> i dance so much better when i'm sitting in a chair than when i'm up. we had a very open, very emotional conversation about his life. he's doing so well professionally. a new record. but also in the midst of a tough custody battle over his two young boys right there. a truly revealing interview this morning. and what he's doing, he has this wonderful foundation. a lot of celebrities do it,
because it's the cool thing to do. he's been doing this for 11 years, when he was a baby himself. >> lovely little boys, too. look at paula deen right now. she has slimmed down. lost 30 pounds. giving her diet an extreme makeover. using the word moderation more and more. she looks fantastic. bianna, looking over there, with "pop news." you have a bigger smile this time. >> you said i was frowning. i smiled today. >> lara is under the weather a little bit. nursing a bad throat. lara, hope you feel better really soon. we have bargains, don't we? >> i'm sorry. of course. we have bargains coming up. i'm just staring at robin. >> what do we have, bianna? >> bargains, under the sun. thanks to tory johnson, back with "steals and deals." all at least 50% off. good deals. >> that is good, that is coming up. we want to get some news first. amy robach in for josh.
we begin with the supreme court's decision moments ago upholding president obama's health care reform law, which requires every morn to have health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. abc's terry moran is at the court right now. terry. >> reporter: this is terry moran at the supreme court and this is it. this is the stunning opinion, when it came down, it hit this crowd like a wave, and in it, chief justice john roberts joins the court's liberals and upholds virtually the entirety of the obama health care plan. but he does it in a way no one expected. what chief justice roberts in the controlling opinion says, if congress can't mandate, can't command that americans buy health insurance, but congress can -- the government can tax you differently if you don't buy it. the practical difference is nothing. >> at the end of the day, the obama health care law goes into effect. all of those provisions in it.
insurers can't deny you coverage for pre-existing conditions. women pay the same as men for health insurance. kids can stay on their parents' insurance until the age of 26. all of that will go into effect because of this surprising decision. it was 5-4. justice anthony scalia, writing a security councilful dissent, the obama health care program lives for now. it's up to the voters in the election. >> terry, thanks so much. we have complete analysis of the court's decision on goodmorningamerica.com. more images from colorado. almost 300 homes have been destroyed. 30,000 people have been evacuated. president obama will tour that destruction tomorrow. and police have yet to identify suspects after the killing of a 6-year-old girl in utah who disappeared from her bedroom. her body was found in a canal near her home less than one hour after her mother reported her missing. she had been sexually assaulted.
all week, we havbeen teing you about the tower of tropical storm debby. one high school teacher experienced it first hand. look at this lifts his parachute up and over a fishing pier. he said he easily cleared that pier. we certainly do not recommend this at home. finally, a special first look at what will be the biggest ever exhibit of material from the archives of our parent company walt disney. it includes costumes, including those worn by johnny depp and glen close. the exhibit opens july 6th at the reagan presidential library in california. always good to see all of those costumes and set design all in one place. that's true. all right. amy, thanks very much.
are you ready, bianna? what are you doing? >> turn the camera. all right. word on the street is that two of the hottest faces in the fashion world are joining forces. the internet is on fire this morning after multiple sources reported that sarah jessica parker and victoria beckham are secretly creating a clothing line together. how fantastic would that be? but this, i don't get. the line is supposedly aimed at women ages 20 to 50. that's a wide target audience. not sure what we're looking at. >> maybe 50's the new 20. >> maybe. >> would it be called posh? >> i've been dying to do that all morning. >> i'll give you a half-ding. >> oh. >> ouch. moving on. disney/pixar's movie "brave," is making a killing at the box office. we have an exclusive clip that you will only see here on "gma."
the three brothers are trying to help their big sister. you won't see this anywhere but here. take a look. >> no. >> maddie. >> get the key. [ screaming ] >> isn't that cute? i really want to see that movie. you liked it? >> girls liked it. >> all right. >> very much, girls liked it. finally, here's something we never thought we'd see. a parody of lmfao's hit "sexy and i know it." this is in the middle of a farm in kansas. the peterson brothers came up
with their own version of the song, it's called "i'm farming and i grow it." and the goal is to promote agriculture. ♪ this is what i see ♪ all the hungry cattle are staring at me ♪ ♪ i have passion for my plants and i ain't afraid to show it ♪ ♪ show it, show it i'm farming and i grow it ♪ >> i like it. it's got more than 700,000 hits online. maybe we can get them to come to central park tomorrow to perform their version next to the real lmfao. >> i think i can hear our producers scrambling right now. come on, guys. >> that would be cool. >> chip in to get them here, right? hi. i can't hear a thing that's going on inside there because it is a madhouse out here in times square. there's singing going on here. and by the way, just about every state in the union is represented. savannah is in the house. how about texas?
you guys are from corpus christi. kentucky over here. let's get to the boards. here's one or two things for your day. as you head out the door, here's some things you should know about the weather. we'll start with the big dust storm in arizona. this was huge yesterday and there's lots of it. it's the season where you get gusty storms through the desert. the winds do that, pick up the dust and blow the dust everywhere. if you're along the west coast today, it's pretty nice. from l.a. all the way to seattle. but i do have to say, seattle and portland, by the afternoon and evening hours, a new system slides in. expect some showers at that point that takes you into the weekend. the heat is roaring, you don't need me to t
>> all right. we may have the only live barbecue grill in times square right here. i'm getting smoked. you guys getting smoked? bianna? >> we're coming up with barbecue soon, sam. here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." paula deen drops the pounds. how the queen of southern cooking gave her diet an extreme makeover. plus, usher one-on-one with robin, his music, and his mission to help others. and his love for his sons. and our "deals and steals" at least 50% off. only for "gma" viewers, coming up.
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lost a whopping 30 pounds. she's setting aside her dishes. >> the first time since she was a high school cheerleader, paula is working out. she sayses it is helping her feel better. >> this will give me tight heinie muscles. >> reporter: she stopped by "the chew" to show off her new figure. >> how do you feel? >> i feel great. and there's hope for us fatties, you know? >> reporter: for someone who has made a living on high-fat cooking, lose weight? >> it's really about moderation. i double my salad. double my green beans. and the carbs are like this. >> reporter: deen's diet is no surprise. she publicly announced in january she had type 2 diabetes and was grilled by her endorsement for the diabetes drug maker. today, her refrigerator is still full.
but she's made healthier options. and no more ketchup. it has too much sugar. mustard is her new favorite condiment. she owes success by dropping foods like white potatoes from her diet. >> for a southern girl, that's a big deal. >> reporter: she used to skip breakfast. now, she has fruit smoothies. side dishes, replacing greasy fried chicken for baked chicken. and lunch, greek salads. and for dessert, swapping sugar cookies for sugar-free ice cream. >> i'm wishing you love. and lighter dishes. >> keep it going, paula. now let's go out to robin. >> hey, george. he has sold 65 million albums around the world. seven grammy awards. now, usher is speak out about his family, his new mission so close to his heart. on stage, he's got the moves. ♪
and of course, the voice to match. ♪ let me know and i'll take you there ♪ >> reporter: some call him the prince of r&b. others call him a club-popping hitmaker. a musical career over 20 years, usher raymond iv still reigns supreme. he may be searching for his inner self. one thing usher has found is his passion for giving back. it's what he calls his heart's work. >> understanding that it's important to identify a talent, get your education. >> reporter: he created a non-for-profit organization over a decade ago, called the new look foundation. recently, they hosted they're third annual leadership conference at emory university in atlanta. >> this one, too, that you do. >> reporter: we caught up with
usher to hear all about his new album, the ups and downs of family life, and his foundation, which has mentored over 10,000 young people across the country. i can see in you that you enjoy this and you get as much out of this as a platinum album. as being number one yet again, with your seventh studio album. >> music is what i love to do. but this is my heart's work. this is what truly makes a difference. you know, everybody has that story of someone that was able to influence them to make a difference in their life. >> you have made it relevant. how have you been able to do that? >> i opened a door and said, here's a tool you can work with. >> reporter: and james harris, a once-troubled teen, walked through that door, joining the foundation in 2007. he came usher's mentee, and became a coordinator. >> i recognize that i would not be where i am today without someone reaching back their hand
to me. >> this is what i love. sure, having number one albums, selling out concerts, but, you know, being this type of mentor and being a positive influence to someone else, that's making a difference. >> reporter: in the midst of his career's success and his work with the foundation, usher is facing a very public custody battle with his ex-wife, tamika foster. just last month, cameras rolled as emotions overwhelmed the singer in court. after we saw you perform at the billboards, we saw you in court. and our heart went out to you because we saw the emotion on your face. how have you been able to handle such a public battle for your children? >> a lot of what happens, you know, behind the scenes, is unfortunately, you know, news-worthy for the world. but these issues are confidential. and all about my passion.
you know, my steadfast belief that a father is important in a child's life, to have the time that i've had with them has made them the young men that they are. i want to raise them to be responsible future adults. >> reporter: what are you hoping to impart on them? >> no one knows your child like you do. >> and it is taking the time to actively be there. it's a day in/day out process. i'm doing it every day that i can. and being a father to them that that my father was unable to be to me. >> reporter: despite the ongoing custody hearing, usher is pressing forward, focusing on evolving as an artist. this is your seventh studio album. you have remained relevant. how have you been able to keep it fresh and just stay so tuned in to what it is people want to hear? >> every album i make is about a process. it's about a journey. it's about a place that i've been. something that i've experienced. something that i heard.
there is a mantra i always use. you evolve or you evaporate. you got to go forward or you are going backwards. >> reporter: say that again? >> you either go forward or you go backwards. and i'm not going backwards. ♪ >> reporter: and for usher, moving forward often means a little, well, fancy footwork. he gave me a few tips. can you teach me just one? just a little bit? nothing but love. nothing but love. keep doing your thing. and congrats. >> thank you. >> number one. >> it feels good. >> appreciate usher spending time with us like that. he is committed to making a difference in young people's lives. he is hot. and speaking of hot, so are "steals and deals." tory johnson is here. all off at least 50% off. i don't know how you do it. but you do it each and every time.
>> we do it each and every time. to get any of the deals, you have to go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and you'll find all of the codes and the links, which are exclusive to us and to you. and obviously, everything is while supplies last. this is a favorite of your producer. we have to guard these right now. russic cuff is an incredible company. a woman-owned business. and they make the cuffs out of brass, gold-plated grass. there are all kinds of skin, python, stingray, these beautiful hammered metal at amazing prices. isn't that beautiful? that looks beautiful on you, robin. normally prices are $60 to $68. but we're slashing them by 50%, to $30 and $34. these are so stylish. we have them right here. >> these are from crocks.
what i love, they have these little circulation nodes on the inside here. when you walk around the city here, you're going to feel a little foot massage action going on. and everyone will love the prices. regularly, $40 from crocs. today, $20. they are yours, baby. >> you get some crocs. and you get some crocs. i like these monograms. >> these are so fun. these are from a company, textile republic. you make the monogram. you choose your pattern. then, you choose the monogram. one to three letters, your choice. i think you'll recognize this one. >> thank you. iphone cases, luggage tags. we have a little one for josh here, in his absence. really fun prices. fun to create and you'll like the prices. regularly $18 to $52, depending. slashed in half, $9 to 26 bucks. this is roomny.
look at this. this is how it folds up. you have a tiny thing to keep in your car, in your purse, when you need extra storage. that holds up to 50 pounds of stuff. and there's a whole variety of sizes. from these totes. jessica alba and nicole richie are really big fans of this line. these regularly range from 7 to $35. die pending on the set that you choose. slashed by 53% in this particular case, starting at just $3.29. great bags, reusable, environmentally friendly. >> did you hear her? $3.29. >> look what we've got here. sam, are you -- >> the cake. >> someone has cake. wait. first piece -- 21st birthday, baby. and it's -- >> something in this cake -- i almost gave it to -- how old are you? i almost gave it to someone too young for it. i didn't know, tory.
i almost gave it to a 6-year-old. uh-oh. >> i'll hold your sign while you taste the cake, okay? >> can you imagine, robin? >> we have to give her one, too. okay. this is american bakery. a great way for you to celebrate the summer weekend when you have a barbecue. delicious chocolate. you give it two thumbs up? >> can i see your i.d., ma'am? our friends at gilt cake have this regularly. have this at $52. slashed in half. >> look at how it's going. >> it's good. >> make sure that everybody -- >> what do you think? >> can you taste the jack daniels? is it good? >> all testify is going. she's from kentucky. >> yes, you can. >> the chocolate is great. >> it goes great with the square bottle, as well.
good morning i'm kristen sze. an antioch family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home. the blaze started in the garage late last night it quickly spread to the attic. everyone inside, including four children managed to escape the flames unharmed. firefighters believe the fire was caused by the parked car in the garage. the owner says she was having problems with the car when she bought two weeks ago. >> right now our problem 280 redwood >> "sig alert" issued for this multiple vehicle accident blocking two right lanes almost an hour. it is causing 25 minute delays southbound 280 jammed from 92 to wood. 101 which is usually worse is
low to mid 80s inland today mid to upper 70s around the [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] yeah. we know they're sexy. and they know it. we can't wait for lmfao to heat up our summer concert series tomorrow. come out and see them perform l-i-v-e. we want to know what question you want us to ask them. vote now on your smartphone or on our page. there you see the questions right there. which question will be asked tomorrow in central park. inquiring minds want to know. >> are we going to have a good day tomorrow, sam? >> the heat's on tomorrow. so, there may be folks in their swimwear for wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. whatever. exactly. >> sam's feeling something. >> you haven't been to the park with us yet, have you? >> i did one time.
but i haven't really gotten the full experience. >> can't wait for that. yesterday, we had selma hayek and blake lively here. from "savages." great new movie. today, oscar-winning director, oliver stone, and taylor kitsch, they're here to talk about "savage." >> think about the great people we have coming by. and "the chew's" michael symon, right here. >> a man with great steak, i love him. >> breakfast of champions. >> is that a big enough steak for you, michael? >> these two are for me. but you guys can share the rest. >> i know you have a book coming out. we'll talk about. michael, gives us some barbecue time and summertime recipes. he'll have that for us. i have a surprise guest. part of some of the most fun moments on "gma." a member of the "gma" family to me in my heart anyway.
bert, come on out. >> sam, are you kidding me? >> you guys may remember some of the few times bert has been here. >> the big times. >> oh, yes. >> how are you doing? >> you remember, of course, robin. george. bert, you know new york. >> and michael symon. are you kidding me? >> and steak for you. let me show you one of my favorite moments involving this guy. just when you bring him on the show, he comes right outside the set. on the scissor lift. the first time it's ever been done. >> thank god you moved the studio down a floor. that was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. >> you have a show called "trip flip." >> starting tonight? >> yeah, on travel channel. i take two unsuspecting travelers and take them on a vacation of a lifetime. i kidnap people and make them do things out of their comfort zone. things like they wouldn't normally do.
>> spending time with you would be out of most people's comfort zones. >> or riding a bike with you through central park. we did that the other day. >> do we have a clip of the show? or are we just showing it? >> they just showed it. >> why don't we give people an idea of what "trip flip" is all about. some of you are on vacation. >> we need you to be able to scrap whatever you're doing tonight. >> right. >> all right. i'm looking at these two right here. i have two tickets to "evita." and these are good tickets because "gma" paid for them. but you've got to answer my question correctly. it's not going to be hard. what island is the statue of liberty on? >> staten island? don't think that. >> time-out, i won't give you the answer. but it is the statue of liberty on -- >> liberty island. liberty island.
there you go. tickets to "evita." >> congratulations. bert, why don't we give away two mo tickets? >> now, we have two tickets to the yankees. >> i see a yankees hat right here. >> you have to be able to change your plans. >> change of plans tonight. >> anything for the yankees. >> what's the question? >> when was the last time the yankees won the world series? >> 2009. >> you're going to the yankees tonight. those are really good tickets. steinbrenner gave them to us. >> my buddy, bert, by the way, your show airs tonight. >> tonight on the travel channel, yes. >> it is a double premiere episode, new orleans and oahu. i'm not going to give you a teaser. but oahu, someone might catch on fire. >> i totally don't doubt it. let's get a quick look at the maps. we'll show you everything going on outside you need to know. heat is the buzzword of the day. also, one from the things we want to mention is there are cool spots on the coastline. also extreme northern new
england. those spots will go away as we get through the next couple of days. boston going to 88 and beyond, as we get into the weekend. bert, why are you on the grill? >> you have to love bert kreischer because we do. he's throwing out yankees hats. all that weather was brought to you by mercedes-benz. george? >> we go inside. oscar-winner oliver stone is hitting theaters with guns brazing in his new thriller called "savages." it stars taylor kitsch, who is a california marijuana grower, who gets targeted by a cartel. >> what if we offer them cash? >> they're going to kill her.
and then they're going to kill us. >> we made a three-year deal. they want the money. >> savages don't make deals. >> we're a business, john. think about it. you're smarter than they are. >> yeah, in botany. every man in her life has let her down. she's in this because of us. >> we're happy to have oliver stone, taylor kitsch here this morning. i love that line. savages don't make deals. >> they don't. >> not in this move. that's for sure. oliver, i guess the first lesson in writing or directing, is something you know. this is a part of the world and something you've had passion about for a long time. >> but this is a different kind of movie than "natural born killers" or "scarface." it's, i think more of a love story. in that clip, taylor comes back from afghanistan or iraq. what's interesting, the war has come home to roost, as you know. he puts together a ring of veterans who help him fight back
in a situation where the -- one of the mexican cartels has come down on them to be a partner. >> you're not looking for the trouble, though, in the movie. it kind of comes to you. >> yeah. and i think those two guys, his best friend's a buddhist. so you got a guy who is coming from one direction, and your best mate comes from the other. that scene's one of our favorites. it's try to figure out how we're going to attack it or not attack it, for that matter. >> in the meantime, in the middle of a complicated love story. >> there's one love story going on on screen there between the two men. and also, the threesome. >> blake lively. >> who was here yesterday. >> they share her. and she is equally in love with these two men. and that becomes an interesting piece in the movie, because salma hayek we found out later on in the movie, also has a strange relationship with her daughter, who is estranged from her.
>> she is playing a pretty fierce drug lord. >> blake becomes the conduit to her heart. there's a lot more than meets the eye. she's not the typical cliche drug queen. >> not in the least. i read something you said earlier, one of the most awkward parts of the movie -- a lot of people would have en envied you for it. >> it doesn't take away that she's a knockout. i understand that. but it is -- you know, shooting that scene. >> you look good, man. >> you can probably -- let's say you did win in this. you also got the chance to train for this, since you play a navy s.e.a.l., since you played one? >> i did. i shot her in the knee. stayed with me for weeks on end, in austin, texas, which i call home now. it was more for the aesthetic to train. but more for the psychological part. chon's gone through a lot, the guy i play.
and he comes back and is quite jaded for obvious reasons. to really kind of connect with that, i couldn't have done it without him. >> the psychological part is so interesting when it comes to s.e.a.l.s, because so much of their life is secret. >> absolutely. and i think just what they deal with. it's so intense. and so much and so full-on. and the guy that i was with, you know, literally had to be in solitary, for two weeks every three months, just to get back in the public. and he's 29. you know? just the sacrifice they make, of course, is exceptional, really. >> oliver, you haven't been shy about your affection for marijuana. i think you called it god's gift in "rolling stone." is there a bigger, deeper message in this movie? >> i think it's -- you know, it's not about legalization or not because those are personal issues to me. but this is really a wild ride. it's unpredictable.
this is what could happen. it's fiction. the cartels are making a lot of money from marijuana but also from cocaine and other drugs. in california, they legalized it. that's where the basis of this story, by don winslow, it was a novel, took place. it was three young people, that were living in a paradise. and they run up against the dark side of a cartel, which puts a lot of light and a lot of dark in the movie. it goes back and forth. it's like "beach blanket bingo" meets "cartel noir." >> it's an incredible combination, thanks for coming, guys. >> "savages" hits theaters, july 6th. and coming up here, emily mortimer of "the newsroom" joins us.
in hbo's hot, new drama "the newsroom," emily mortimer returns to run a newsroom. but the real drama is behind the scenes. >> for now, five times a week, i own you. say i understand so i can get these guys a sound level. >> i don't work that way. >> hello, miss emily. >> hello. is it fun to be in that setting? >> it's fantastic. i feel like every day we kind of live a little bit of the lives you guys must live in reality. >> your character is makenzie machale. you are bossy.
you're idealistic. and you may be in love, or you love to hate the news anchor. and you're the character that everybody loves to hate. i want to show a clip of you and jeff daniels relationship. >> i don't want anyone to know why we're not together now. >> sure. >> no one. >> you think i'm going to talk about it? >> you're hard to predict. >> no one, nothing. >> just to be clear, you want me to tell some people but not everyone. >> let's go. >> you'll have nine minutes with jan brewer. and nine minutes. >> i want to go on record saying i think we should go with the spill. >> done. >> we open with a spill? >> i'm looking at a film of an oil rig sinking into the ocean. that's good television. >> we don't do good television. we do the news. oh, that's fantastic. >> that has aaron's writing all over it. written by the great aaron sorkin. it must be fun to read his words. >> oh, it's just amazing.
every week, every two weeks, we get the new script. and we all look forward to it. and they never disappoint. and the pilot script i read, was so charming, so brilliant, so enticing. and the character was fantastic. i was determined. i was hell-bent on trying to get the job. >> the job of executive producer is huge. you're literally at the helm of this ship. did you follow a producer? >> i spent a day at cnn in new york, following everybody there. and then, actually, one of my closest friends in london, does this job for real. she's -- on a show called "newsnight." which is what our fictional show was called. what was comforting to me, spending time talking to her about it and watching the people at cnn, i have never been in control of anything in my life before. and i'm not naturally authoritative. i try to tell my children and they look at me like i'm a ridiculous person.
i don't have the ring of authority. i talked to my girlfriend and i talked to the other news people at cnn, and i realize, that's not how it works. you don't get rich and famous from getting a news producer. it's a vocational job that's passionate about what they do. that's the defining quality. really caring passionately about what you do. >> we certainly do. and you clearly are passionate about this project. such a great show. >> emily, congratulations. thanks for coming by "good morning america." >> thanks for having me. >> we'll be watching. you should check it out, too.
you're taking a little snack. and we're peeling the skin off the chicken. oh, robin won't do that. and she ate the skin. it made me so happy. so happy. >> it was good. >> they're so, so juicy. >> with chicken, one of the great keys is, cook it with the skin on and the bone on. whether you cook breast, thighs, legs, it doesn't matter. you season it up on both sides with a little kosher salt. and you make a great marinade. i'm greek and sicilian. >> no! my mom taught me as a kid, to marinade meats in yogurt. >> really? i never knew that. >> greek yogurt, toasted coriander, toasted cumin, and chipotle. and you toast the seeds first, it really brynns out the flavors. then you grind them up. orange juice, and zest, and whisk it together. then we just pour the whole thing right over that.
>> i love the idea of the yogurt. that's what i was tasting and didn't realize it. >> what i do, i'll put it in a ziploc bag like this. and then, you just let it go overnight, two or three hours, to make it delicious, until it gets to here. and then, we put it on the grill. greek yogurt is like greek barbecue sauce. >> absolutely. >> so we throw it on the grill and let them rip until they're 160 in the middle. and they come out looking like this. >> that's fantastic. this is a nice, little side dish for this. i would not have thought it would have gone. >> i was telling you. the thing i love about summer, i love meat. i still eat all the meat. i kind of take the starches out of it. a lot of fruits and vegetables. this is really easy watermelon salad. the greeks use watermelon with feta cheese. sweet and salty. red wine vinegar, a little garlic. little extra virgin olive oil.
we whisk this together. >> i'm of the school that i don't think watermelon needs anything. but this is amazing. it's delicious. it really is. >> watermelon feeds friends too, sam. >> it can't be there alone. >> are these the recipes we're going to find. i know "the chew," you have a book coming out. >> we do, we have a book. it's a little bit from all of us, some of the favorite recipes we've done in the first year of the show. we're really excited about it. people ask us for more recipes. there's going to be a couple new things. but mostly some of the stuff we've done on the show. more mint. feta cheese. you give it a little mixy, mixy. think of a tomato salad but with watermelon. >> is it amy robach approved? >> oh, yeah. chowing down here. >> and we have big grilled rib eyes.
>> again -- >> manly man. >> you could eat the whole thing. but how i think about meat, you share it with a vegetable. tomato salad, red peppers, olives, red onions. delicious. >> as always, delicious. you see my plate, almost empty already. michael, thank you. you guys do a great job. you can see michael symon on "the chew," weekdays, 1:00 eastern right here on abc. and get the recipes for the delicious dishes on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! we're going to go eat. goodmorningamerica.com on yaho
welcome back, everyone. we just got some news from across town over at the "today" show. our friend and colleague, ann curry, announced she will be taking on a big, new role at nbc. where she's going to be covering the stories she cared about most here and around the world. we want to take a minute to wish you well. we know you will be great at this new job. we enjoyed competing against you. we know you will continue to shine at nbc. >> she was on the "today" show for 14 years. she's very emotional right now. she loves the people there. as you said, going to continue on at nbc news. we had to take this moment. amy, you worked with her recently. >> she is the heart and soul of that network. and i wish her the very best. no one better than ann.
good morning i'm kristen sze. police homicide inspectors are investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a man in the ingleside district after midnight. police say a man in his 20s was shot and died. no word on suspect or motive. >> still a nice day. absolutely. already seeing the sun breakthrough some of the clouds just a matter of hours before it does it at the coast sea breeze will drop two to four degrees off our highs. 80s inland. drizzle along the coast cloudy mild mid 50s tomorrow, coolest saturday. >> lanes reopened southbound 280 edgewood, traffic backed up into hillsborough, 101 better alternate still slo