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good morning, america. breaking overnight, angelina jolie's stunning revelation about the hardest personal choice. the star undergoing a double mastectomy after learning she had the gene that could lead to breast cancer. three months of surgery without the public knowing. why jolie is speaking out now. two explosive stories developing in washington as the scandal at the irs expands. was the agency targeting president obama's political opponents? and why did the justice department secretly seize months of journalists' phone records? o.j. simpson back in court in surprising condition after four years in prison. asking for a new trial in the bungled vegas robbery. his true hail mary to get out of jail right now. and -- ♪ it started with a whisper." >> the cast of "scandal" here live, spilling secrets on the
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and her decision to share this could help save a lot of lives. abc's paula faris joins us with all the details this morning. good morning, paula. >> good morning, robin. very few people knew until this morning. the oscar winner is 37, a mother of six, and says, she did this for her children. telling her story overnight under the headline "my medical choice." jolie's difficult battle over this decision started in february of this year, she wrote in "the new york times" overnight. my doctors estimated i had an 87% risk of breast cancer. once i knew that this was my reality, i decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as i could. i made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy." cancer took the life of her own beloved mother at only 56. jolie shared the difficulty of explaining that to her six children. "she held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and hold them in her arms, but my other children will never have the chance to know her. we often speak of mommy's mommy and i find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us.
they have asked if the same could happen to me. the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy, but it is one i am very happy that i made. i can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer." jolie underwent the medical procedure starting in february and completing the process on april 27th with her partner, brad pitt, by her side, calling him loving and supportive and a very important part of the transition. we managed to find moments to laugh together. we knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. and it has. on a personal note, i do not feel any less of a woman. i feel empowered i made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. she chose to share her story now wanting more women to get tested and know their options. now hoping other women can benefit from my experience. life comes with many challenges. the ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on
an now, her chances of developing breast cancer decrease to 5% from 87%. she did have reconstructive surgery, as well, and writes that her partner, brad pitt, was by her side every minute of those surgeries. robin? >> as you said they've never been closer. paula, thank you. for more let's bring in abc news senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton. i know you were stunned like many of us when you picked up the paper and read her op-ed. very emotional decision. and the testing itself, i know that some people have to have counseling to be able to handle the outcome. >> exactly. >> tell us about the actual testing. >> it's a simple blood test, robin. available at many doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals. oftentimes it goes hand in hand with genetic consultation so someone can understand not just their personal risk, but the risk that exists in their family. >> and depending on the outcome,
there are many options, not just the one that angelina jolie took. >> that's correct. she chose to have preventive surgery which has been conclusively shown to not only reduce the risk but convey some survival benefit as well. but not every woman chooses surgery. surveillance, which is just a high-tech form of screening, while it does not drop the risk it increases the rate at which it is detected. and for some women, medication to lower the risk. >> for 87%, less than 5% for her is outstanding. let's talk about cost here. she doesn't have to worry about it, but i mean the brca test is $3,000. >> correct and sometimes -- >> the reconstruction -- >> -- insurance covers that. sometimes it doesn't. reconstruction, there's finally good news, robin. sometimes this type of breast reconstruction can cost as much as $50,000. and sometimes, the surgeon does not accept the insurance. so the patient will be responsible for that. but good news since 1998.
congress actually passed a bill. it's critically important women need to ask their surgeon about their options. >> you'll provide more information for us. >> absolutely on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and men need to know about it too. >> that's right. it could happen to them, too. all right, jen, thanks very much. >> this could make a real difference. we all hope so. now to washington, where president obama is receiving incoming fire on several fronts. first the latest on the irs targeting the president's political opponents for special scrutiny. jon karl is on top of this. at the white house. and jon, we're learning overnight that this targeting effort was more extensive than first revealed. >> reporter: that's right, george. the irs has said this was limited to officers in its cincinnati office. but these two letters provided to me by a lawyer for some of the groups show that at least some of the targeting was done right out of washington, d.c. the letters, which have a return address of washington, d.c., specifically ask for information about donors. something applicants for tax-exempt status are not required to provide. as the scandal grows, the irs is now acknowledging that acting
commissioner steven miller has known about the targeting of conservative groups for a full year. first learning about it last may. but the irs did not publicly acknowledge or apologize for it until just a few days ago. the saga has rocked the white house. in a news conference monday, the president said he was only made aware of the situation on friday. >> i can tell you that if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. it is contrary to our traditions, and people have to be held accountable. >> reporter: that's not good enough for some conservativecon, who point to past references the president has made to tea party groups. >> i've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies. about taxes. taxes. you would think they would be saying thank you. >> the obama regime is using government to investigate
people. >> reporter: and now some of those who say they were unfairly targeted are speaking out about their experience and those inappropriate requests. >> the irs wanted to see my personal facebook page. they wanted to see my personal twitter account, pictures of my children on it. >> reporter: there are almost certainly more shoes to drop. i expect that the inspector general report looking into all of this will be out later this week. and, george, on friday, we will have the first, and i'm sure the first of many congressional hearings on this subject. >> no question about it. jon, thanks very much. another investigation going on, as well. that's right. another developing and possibly explosive story about the justice department that could cause new headaches for the obama administration. the secretive move to seize months of phone records from associated press journalists. abc's david kerley joins us from washington with the latest in all this. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. associated press is livid in that this morning, other news organizations very concerned about this government action.
ap says that the justice department just told the news organization that earlier this year the records for 20 separate phone lines for the company and some of its reporters' personal outgoing calls were secretly obtained by the government. ap calls it a massive and unprecedented intrusion by the government. those records covered a two-month period early last year. why would the government want those? the ap believes it's part of a leak investigation about this time last year may 7th ap published an article about how a second underwear bomb plot was thwarted in yemen. the president and white house made it clear they want to go after leakers. but the white house claims they knew nothing about this investigation. the attorney general will answer questions later today. >> more with bill o'reilly, host of "the o'reilly factor" on fox news, best-selling actor with a new book, "keep it pithy, useful observations in a tough world." i know you'll be back in the last half hour to talk about the book, bill. let's start out with these investigations. first the new one overnight,
ap subpoenaed by the justice department. >> yeah, i mean i don't think that's going to amount to much because it looks like they went through the warrant process and they had authorization to look at these records. the justice department did. but president obama, he's got some problems now. he better start to get control of the situation because there's a lot of stuff going on. >> a lot is coming at him. you've got the justice department investigation. you've got the irs investigation. you've got benghazi all at the same time. this feels like that second term curse we hear so much about. >> well, you know it better than anyone. if a president starts to lose control of the agenda and is on the defensive all the time, can't govern. so if i were barack obama, i would hold a press conference and clear the air and start to tell -- i'm not saying that he's lying, but he certainly can clarify the stories. >> let's take the irs, first of all. the white house says they're not even allowed to talk to the irs about that. >> and i believe that. i absolutely believe that, so he's got to tell that to the
american people. not you and me. him. but benghazi, he's got exposure on that all day long. get up there and explain what happened. starting with ambassador rice.ot you explain it, mr. president. >> hasn't he done that? isn't that exactly what he did yesterday? >> no, he hasn't done it, george, unless you were on vacation. he hasn't done it, all right. he needs to do it. who did it? do you know who told rice to do it? >> we know where the talking points came from. >> do you know who told rice to go out and mislead everybody? >> i don't think she was told to go out and mislead anybody. she was given talking points -- >> by who? >> the white house has said time and time again were prepared by the cia with editing from -- >> who? who gave her, handed her these talking points that turned out to be bogus? we need to know the name, who that person was, where it came from and who ordered that. >> what difference will that make if the white house has already put out the talking points and said that they were written by the cia with the input of other agencies? >> okay, because the cia denies it. petraeus was uncomfortable with it. he was the cia chief, all right,
so there's no clarity in this. and the president is the leader of the nation. a leader provides clarity. >> so your basic point, he's just got to get a lot more aggressive with all of thi >> he's got to start to basically define the stories. i be i don't think the ap is going to be that big a deal. they'll have to say why they wanted the records. but benghazi, that's a big story and he's drowning in it. and he better get up on top of it because if he doesn't, it will go on forever. >> advice for the president. from bill o'reilly. see you later in the show. to josh with top stories. good morning. we'll go to breaking news. word that a cia agent has been detained in russia. a russian news agency is reporting that the agent was picked up in moscow while recruiting a russian special service officer and was then handed over to the u.s. embassy. cash and a disguise were reportedly found at the scene and we will have more details as they come available. also, we have new information about cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro.
we've learned about a string of complaints against him going back decades. and we might have new insight now into his bizarre behavior behind bars. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: the man who allegedly held three women captive for ten years appears to be cracking under the pressure of being locked up himself. >> ariel castro. >> reporter: guards are so concerned ariel castro might hurt himself that they inspect every cup he uses to make sure it's not chipped. jail logs obtained by abc news show castro has even been caught walking around his cell naked. overnight police released recordings of radio traffic of castro's arrest may 6th. >> we have the male and the car at mcdonald's at 32nd and clark. >> reporter: a far calmer scene than the one unfolding at his home nearby, as officers broke down this door to rescue the women they say he was holding inside. this morning, neighbors say they want the house, which is now
fenced off as evidence, torn down. >> it symbolizes pain and grief. >> reporter: abc news has also learned more about castro's previous run-ins with cleveland police. six in all, dating as far back as 1989. police were called to his house after allegations he assaulted or threatened people, including three alleged beatings of his ex-wife grimalda figueroa, once shortly after she had brain surgery. castro received probation for one charge. but each of the five other charges were eventually dropped. and figueroa died last year. guards are watching castro so closely they have to write down everything he's doing every ten minutes. josh? >> alex perez in cleveland, thank you for that. meanwhile, a philadelphia abortion doctor could face the death penalty after being found guilty of killing three newborns at a clinic. prosecutors describe as a house of horrors. a grand jury report found dr. kermit gosnell's clinic had not been inspected for 15 years.
and flames from a burning truck ignited the wildfire you see here along a highway north of los angeles. crews do expect to contain it today despite predictions of a fierce fire season ahead. budget cuts are forcing the forest service to hire, in fact, 500 fewer firefighters this summer. thieves pulled a brazen hollywood-style heist after a justin bieber concert. they chiselled through a wall at a stadium in south africa and then used ropes to lower themselves into a safe room and made off with some $330,000 in cash from the concert. and, in fact, a bon jovi show the previous night. a scare here during the nationals-dodgers game. watch bryce harper tracking this fly ball turning and running face first into that wall. he would need 11 stitches, he hurt his shoulder, but we're told the young man did not suffer a concussion. one of the game's bright young stars and that's certainly good news.
finally, good ideas come in the most unlikely of places and so it was that a second grader in wisconsin wrote to the white house suggesting an easy way to end gun violence. make bullets out of chocolate. well, vice president biden responded with the handwritten letter you see here to 7-year-old myles agreeing that, yes, chocolate bullets would make the country safer and happier. the letter concluded, you're a good boy. signed, vice president biden. >> that's cute. >> must have been so excited. >> unbelievable and a great idea to boot. >> all right there, josh, thank you. >> you bet. shifting gears to a big question, a huge question. has the top-secret recipe for what's in coca-cola finally been revealed? a man claims to have a copy of the recipe and he's putting it up for auction online. the asking price, $5 million. abc's steve osunsami has that story. >> reporter: cliff and arlene kluge think they've found the goods.
is this the real deal? >> we sure hope so. >> we believe it's definitely related to coca-cola. >> reporter: the secret recipe to the most popular soft drink on the planet. >> ice cold coca-cola. >> reporter: for more than 100 years, the people who make coca-cola have guarded their supersecret formula. >> only two guy ifs -- guys in the world know it. >> reporter: but kluge and his wife discovered this 1943 copy buried deep in this box of documents in an antique sale. he showed us only a copy with the most important points blocked out. >> on page 83, the extraction of the original coca-cola product that might be a source of -- >> reporter: coke says finding their trade secret is no different than discovering big foot. it's just not going to happen. they have one copy and say it's safe and sound at this vault in their world headquarters in downtown atlanta. >> at least once a year somebody shows up and says i have the original formula for coca-cola. how much will you pay me for it?
well, we don't need to pay them anything for it because we have the only real one. >> reporter: it's the holy grail of soda pop and coke fanatics have been searching for it for years. npr's website crashed in 2011 when they posted what they say was the supersecret formula. cliff kluge has posted his on line as well, but on ebay. they're asking for at least 5 million. enough to make their lives sugary sweet. ♪ nothing like a coca-cola >> reporter: for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, ringgold, georgia. >> yes. >> somehow i don't think the recipe for new coke would go for $5 million. >> no. >> remember that? little ditty? >> yeah. >> that's true. hey, sam, again, the shifts. the record cold. the record heat. >> we still haven't evened it out and when we do it'll go toward the hot side. i mean the very hot side. we'll show you why. let's look at the boards. we have the big split with record lows on the east and record highs on the west and nothing normal in between. go from that 25 in marquette to
the 103 in burbank and it's about an 80-degree swing in just that close around the country. and then, look at the early morning chilly temperatures in new york, 42. morning temperature almost a record low, washington, d.c. for the same and here's where all that heat is. vegas today at 100 degrees. yesterday your first 100-degree reading. we also know that in phoenix, you're going to 101, denver going up to 91. so far dallas, 98. so when the battle of the air masses wins out, it's going to be the warm air that spreads east. we'll show you that in the next half hour. spreads east. we'll show you that in the next half hour.
when we say that warmth is going to win, we're talking 80 degrees in new york by the end of the week. >> hey, that's a winner. >> winner! >> i'm in. >> thanks, sam. coming up on "gma," o.j. simpson's shocking return to the courtroom. how he's trying to get his jail sentence overturned right now. the woman allegedly paid to take out an aspiring model, now on trial. why she's being called the female james bond. calling all gladiators, the
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>> good morning, temperatures are in the low-to-mid 50's and warmer to the east at 65 in antioch. beautiful picture from mount tamalpais this morning, and areas around the bay shore and to the coast will be warmer than yesterday pause of the lack of cloud cover this morning. the air quality, if you have not had issues with the at joy, nothing has changed. big changes on thursday at 10 to
look at o.j. simpson right there. back in court yesterday, a little grayer, somewhat heavier smiling as he tries to approach the judge and says he wants a new trial for the conviction for the sentence that put him in prison for the last five years. and his health, as well. >> a lot of people commenting. also ahead, the woman dubbed the female james bond now on trial for allegedly killing an aspiring actress and model. did a wealthy doctor hire her as a hit woman? also, a video from late-night television. it has gone viral. it's a couple belting out a song at a gas pump and, boy, when you see it, you think this is terrific. but, is it too terrific to be true? >> oh, no. >> it's funny. it is funny. funny no matter what. >> it's great. >> i'm with you, robin.
>> great. it's a great one. a great one. >> no, no, no. we are going to switch gears, as well, and talk more go the big headline from angelina jolie. her revelation overnight about her choice to undergo a double mastectomy and her three months of surgery all kept top secret. a lot going on, but we'll begin with o.j. simpson, back in court to get out of jail. abc's neal karlinsky was in the court road with simpson yesterday and joins us now. good morning, neal. >> reporter: good morning. o.j. simpson who according to police reports weighs in at a whopping 270 pounds came into court here looking a lot less like the former all-star and more like just another aging prisoner. he'll be back here in court this morning essentially trying to convince the judge to give him a second chance. o.j. simpson, nevada inmate number 1027820 walked into court wearing his prison clothes, a
nervous smile, and handcuffs. the 65-year-old disgraced former nfl star has clearly aged and put on weight in prison. this was him when he was convicted just four years ago and here in 1995 when he was acquitted of the murders of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. his attorneys tell abc news even this week's break from his prison routine isn't easy. >> how is he doing? how was o.j. today? >> i don't know if you noticed but they wouldn't let him out of his shackles. they wouldn't let us give him a mint. so it was pretty tough on him today. >> reporter: his new attorneys hope to win him a new trial for this bungled sports memorabilia heist. >> don't let nobody out of this room. you think you can steal my -- >> reporter: simpson wound up convicted of robbery and kidnapping while trying to get back his own mementos but now back in court, claiming yael galanter, his old lawyer, badly
botched the case. i fully disclosed my plan to yael galanter, and he advised me that i was within my legal rights, simpson writes in a sworn affidavit. his daughter arnelle testified monday about her experience with the attorney. >> as you were waiting to testify, did yale galanter or gabe grasso ever prepare you? >> not really, no. >> reporter: he shifted between studious, nervous and zoned out at times claims he never was told he could have a plea deal and wasn't given the chance to testify and speak for himself. >> the idea he was never told of a plea offer arguably for two to five years is significant. and can be potentially a get out of jail card for o.j. >> reporter: the big moment in this hearing may come on wednesday, when o.j. simpson himself is expected to testify underoath, something that he never did in either of his two now infamous criminal cases. george? >> okay, neal, thanks very much. for more let's bring in one of the country's top defense
anks for joioy black. o.j. testifies on wednesday. what will he have to do to get this get out of jail free card? >> he has to play the points he has. one that the lawyer misinformed him before he went in there to get back the memorabilia. two, he wasn't told about the plea bargain and, three, he didn't get his chance to testify and somehow his lawyer interfered with that. those are the big three points he's going to have to make. >> but, of course, you'll have his lawyer come back and testify as well and presumably he's going to have some records. >> well, yes, number one, i'm sure that yale galanter has a file in which he has notes about informing simpson about his plea bargain. i'm sure that he has denied he told him in advance he could go ahead and do this because no lawyer is going to give somebody advice like that. and i think on friday i think the really big day is friday when yale galanter takes the stand, simpson has to waive the attorney/client privilege so he's going to be able to tell the entire story about the background of that trial. >> and that could end up making
simpson even more vulnerab >> oh, yeah, once you waive the attorney/client privilege you open pandora's box. you don't know what the lawyer is going to say because yale has the right to defend himself from these accusations. and he has a right to tell what he told him and what simpson told him about what happened. >> so bottom line, does o.j. have much of a chance here? >> i would say that his chances are somewhere between 0% and 1%. >> wow. that's not much of a chance. okay. >> it's pretty slim. >> okay, roy black, thanks very much. >> all right. >> you're welcome. today in los angeles, jury selection expected to wrap up in a sensational murder trial. the victim, a beautiful aspiring model. the accused, a woman described as a female james bond. charged with strangling the victim. abc's linsey davis has that story for us. >> reporter: the jury will likely be seated today in the case of a woman dubbed the female james bond as in the movie "a license to kill."
>> my name is bond, james bond. >> reporter: tall and strikingly good-looking, her name is kelly sue park and she's on trial for the murder of 21-year-old juliana redding, an aspiring model and actress seen in this music video. ♪ she was found dead in her santa monica home back in 2008 strangled to death. court documents allege park used her bare hands. >> typically women use cars, knives, guns, that type of thing. but strangling is a power assault and that would be unusual for a woman. >> reporter: police called the case a possible murder-for-hire plot. prosecutors say dr. munir uwaydah hired her as his debt collector. a position in which she allegedly threatened and intimidated people. they say uwaydah referred to her as the female james bond. prosecutors allege he ordered the hit on redding after her father backed out of a business deal.
they say park received $250,000 from uwaydah. but uwaydah has not been charged in the case. they claim while park has also been linked to redding's murder through dna evidence, john gilmore, redding's boyfriend is really the killer. >> one of the defense tactics is to sort of cloud the issue. and they're trying to point the finger at gilmore. >> reporter: investigators have cleared gilmore as a suspect. dr. uwaydah and park both say they're innocent. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> very upsetting. we'll have to see what happens down the road. how about the weather there, sam? >> how about a little beauty in our lives? how about that? everyone, breathe deeply as we look at myrtle beach, south carolina. shall we? earth cam showing you what it looks like. gorgeous start to the day. a little chilly in the 50s like a lot of places in the east coast. but the daytime temperatures will jump up into the 70s. and go to a place like chicago, possibly the biggest 36-hour temperature swing in may ever recorded. as you go from the 30s into the
80s in 36 hours. that weather warm-up starts to slide east. new york city today, 63. but wednesday, 70. thursday, 80. washington, d.c. going to 85 by thursday. raleigh, you get to 90 by thursday. remember the time of the year, it's not summer yet. so that's the big warm air. even into the northwest, well, we're dropping down a bit here. just a few showers and temperatures close to the normal mark than they have been, 69, 70, all up and down the coast, >> all that weather was brought to you by target. you'll actually be able to see people taking off jackets as the temperatures go very quickly today. >> wow. that would be quite a scene. like a musical. >> like a musical. exactly.sunny.
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we are back at 7:42 with the video that has gone viral so fast of this couple, check them out, singing at a gas pump on late night tv. people cannot get enough of this video. already millions of clicks on it but is it real? does it matter? abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: it's a recurring bit on "the tonight show." pumpcast news where a fake anchor surprises pumpers. watch as the anchor gets this man to belt out a shockingly good version of bon jovi's "living on a prayer." ♪ tommy used to work on the docks ♪ >> reporter: then the man's wife gets out of the car and belts out some eurhythmics. ♪ use you >> reporter: the clip went viral. more than 9 million hits on youtube. jay leno even had the couple on the show introducing will and monifa simms as a bartender and
fitness trainer. >> this almost seems like a plant. we had no idea these people -- >> correct. >> reporter: what he failed to mention is they are also both professional actors. something else he didn't mention, monifa had been on the pumpcast news segment once before just two years ago in the same car and the same workout pants. overnight we tracked the couple down after at first agreeing to do an interview with us they then backed out. on her facebook page monifa posted "so apparently there are some people who think our appearance was staged. don't believe the hype lol" and insisted for the website, the smoking gun, this second appearance on pumpcast news was a total fluke, that she never actually bothered to watch her first go round but the website found facebook posts from the night that first segment aired saying don't forget to check me out on jay leno tonight. meanwhile, her husband will tells "the chicago times" that
nbc producers knew the couple were performers but concealed it because they didn't want people, quote, to think we were actors and it was a plant. >> if the whole thing was staged and these people were maybe hired or paid or encouraged to do this by the producers then i think it leaves a little bit of a bad taste in the viewers' mouth. >> reporter: an nbc spokesman issued a statement saying "the video that you saw was 100% real." but the network is now in real danger of having its comedy overshadowed by controversy. for "good morning america," dan harris, abc news, new york. >> oh, it is hysterical. who is not an actor in hollywood? >> yeah. as you said, it doesn't take away the joy of watching it, you know, no matter what. so we loved it. nobody else -- that's all you got. >> there's some pretty compelling evidence to the contrary. >> it was completely staged. it's still fun to watch. >> it's still fun to watch. >> it might have been completely staged good tv. >> nbc said this video is real.
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>> now from abc7 news. the first clean up has been completed to remove a major eyesore in san jose along highway 101 at 13th street. drivers will expect traffic delays for the next two nights. our meteorologist, mike nicco, has the forecast. >> in the south bay temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70's and 78 in san jose. low-to-mid 70's through the bay shore and 66 in san francisco and 80's in the east bay valley. we have a 10 to 20 degree temperature drop on thursday with a chance of a stray shower in the north bay. leyla gulen? >> the drive through san jose is
♪ everybody talk it started with a whisper ♪ good morning, america. the gladiators are here. >> this is a surprise. >> the cast of america's raciest prime time hit burning up times square live this morning. >> oh, there will be a scandal in the morning. count on it. >> before the explosive season finale. >> we need to talk. >> spilling all the juicy secrets. >> "good morning america" is just so scandalous. >> it's scandalous morning, america. starting right now. ♪ it started with a whisper
and a bunch of rabid "scandal" fans outside in times square going crazy because look at that right there, a very special photo right there. >> oh, gosh. >> one of the funniest guys on the planet. jesse tyler ferguson. >> it's like a whole abc reunion out there. >> no way. >> we are gladiators. >> looks like it right there. >> aren't we all? also looking forward to talking to him about a great new project of his that is very important, something he discussed briefly when he was with us last time but now it's taken off. and terrific. >> good stuff. >> and also we have the latest on the big headline overnight from angelina jolie about her double mastectomy. how she kept the surgery secret. why she says her mom inspired her and the revelation that she did it all for her kids. >> just a big surprise. big surprising story. also, did you see this? big drama in the ballroom on "dancing with the stars" when karina comes off the back. appa
neck in that. you can see how. rushed to the hospital. and but we're going to find out now how she danced through it and how she's doing now so really just when you see them do that -- >> scary. >> i don't know how she did it. incredible that she came back last night. a lot coming up. first news from josh. >> and a lot to get to. we'll begin with the scandal at the irs expanding this morning. letters obtained by abc news show it wasn't just the agency's cincinnati office that targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny but offices in washington, d.c., and california, as well. the irs now acknowledges its acting commissioner has known about the targeting since last year. also the obama administration under fire for secretly seizing months of phone records from reporters at the associated press. the ap believes the move may have been part of an investigation into government leaks and calls it an unprecedented invasion into news gathering. and a developing story overseas, an american diplomat in russia now accused of spying.
the russians say the man works as a secretary at the u.s. embassy in moscow and was detained after trying to recruit a russian intelligence officer with cash and a disguise. no response yet from the u.s. embassy. meanwhile, here at home, gas prices are on the rise. some parts of the country saw an increase of 20 cents per gallon last week. nationally the average increase was roughly 6 cents but prices are expected to drop again by summer. and skechers has agreed to pay some $40 million to settle a class action lawsuit about misleading ads. the company claimed its toning sneakers would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles. those who joined the lawsuit will get up to $80 for every pair of sneakers that they bought. and, well, if you think you had some problems sleeping last night and actually i did, a utah couple had some 40,000 bees living in their bedroom wall. i love that they actually gave a number like they're
sitting there counting, 38,806. experts had to come in and vacuum them up. turns out they had been there for four or five years. that's an indefinite pronoun. that is, the bees. it is a reminder when you are in utah, you are in the beehive state. >> oh. >> there you go. i see what you -- >> you see? >> i'm having a memory when i was at news 12. i did a piece and i had to wear the suit and vacuum bees. it didn't go well. i just want to let you know. >> and you were a bee keeper. >> i was a bee keeper on gma and did, in fact, get an underarm sting. don't ask how. >> how about "pop news"? all right. good morning, everybody. we begin with this. first she gave us spanx and now she's giving back. sara blakely, founder of the shapewear giant who by the way is the youngest self-made female billionaire, "b," in the world has agreed to donate half of her fortune to charity. >> what? >> that's great.
>> sara signed bill gates' giving pledge where the ultra wealthy agree to give away half of their fortune to those in need joining 114 other very wealthy signers of the pledge sara wrote in hers, "since i was a little girl i knew i'd help women. i never thought i would have start with their butts. >> i hope i qualify to give away half. >> wonderful. >> i am jealous. thank you, thank you, sara. here's another great story. a big night for leo dicaprio and christie's. they hoped to raise $18 million for his environmental foundation with an art auction last night. well, they ended up making 39 million. 33 pieces by artists from julian schnable and banksy were up for sale. bradley cooper, mark ruffalo and tobey maguire spent $250,000 for a painting for charity and one generous donor, get this, made the night matching the $5 million spent on three paintings of tigers, so that combined $10 million goes directly to saving
the endangered species and the rest of the money goes to leo's over conservation projects. congratulations to leo. >> when he was talking to you, so passionate about that. >> yes, and he's going to take time off to really concentrate on this. i love days like this when i can share these stories. this story is also very important because it's tuesday, and i believe it's the perfect day to face your fears like this young man did. this young cat, i should say. he is terrified of said banana peel, but you know what, he's going to be brave. he's going to carefully approach. oh, and then he's going to lose it. but you know what, he tried. he faced his fears and then he fell off the table. >> a banana peel? >> maybe he thought it was a canary, a killer canary, you never know. >> how did you get that away from josh? >> it was a mighty struggle. i tell you. it was a mighty struggle. she wins again. >> denise is telling me to say, i peeled it away from you. denise, i thank you for that.
thank you, denise, for the first ding of the day. >> let's go to sam with the weather. >> all the way out here on the end of the line of your name. >> lauren. >> your hands are freezing. saw barbara walters. >> get in a few names. >> kate. >> from? >> from brooklyn. >> belinda in harlem. >> nikki from brooklyn. >> aleash that from botavia. >> jennifer from harlem. >> josie from brooklyn. >> outlaw. i got to stop right there. to the boards. one or two things we want to share with you as we show you the whole audience doing the backwards run. we'll start with a couple of pictures, chicago live shot just showing you how good it looks out around the lake shore. this is kind of a beautiful area and today those numbers are going to soar. you're going to go from a big difference from 36 hours, you'll probably pick up, oh, i don't know, it's going to go from the 30s into the 80s. it's kind of nice. minneapolis, 92. 87 in memphis, as well, new orleans, 81 degrees. this is that warm-up that is swinging east, but right behind it there's the cooldown so sacramento, get ready for the drop down in temperatures on
>> that is the perfect sign. what does it say? >> we're freezing from florida. >> it's a little chilly this morning. i know it's warm down there. it'll be warmer this afternoon. let's go inside to lara. oh, lara. >> thank you, sam, here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." angelina jolie's stunning decision to have a double mastectomy. how her mother inspired her and why she says she did it for her kids. and the cast of "scandal" right here live.
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double mastectomy to lower her chances of getting cancer. we'll talk to larry hackett in a minute. >> reporter: the oscar winning actress and globe-trotting philanthropist, angelina jolie, revealed her struggle overnight in "the new york times." "my drs eimated i had an 87% risk of breast cancer. once i knew that this was my reality, i decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as i could. i made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy." now she is trying to make sure she doesn't share the same tate as her mother who died of cancer at only 56. >> she was just kind to everybody and yet when it came to protecting her children or doing anything in defense of her children she was very, very strong. >> reporter: jolie underwent the medical procedure in total secrecy starting in february and just recently completing the process in april. her partner, brad pitt, was by her side throughout. we planked to find moments to laugh together. we knew this was the right thing
to do for our family and that it would bring us closer, and it has. jolie is now coming forward with the hope of saving lives, choosing to be an example for all women who might benefit from a similar procedure. "life comesit many challenges. the ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of." >> let's talk to larry hackett about this. talk about taking control of this and all about the family, because of her mother, for her children, brad by her side. >> it's amazing. she's always used her life, digs she makes in her life for a greater good age adopted children from different countries where they are war torn. nothing, though, compares to this. the tone of this note to be -- so personal and intimate. yet also much more broad about the need for the test to be available to other people. i think it's just remarkable. has this soothing tone and goes through the procedure very carefully and talks about the scars and the kids seeing her
and just an incredibly kind of, again, sort of soothing tone about it that's remarkable. >> soothing but kind of shocking when we all woke up and saw it because she had been able to keep it a secret. >> from the celebrity machinery, the idea she kept it quiet is amazing. we cover her all the time. married to one of the world's most famous actors, they're busy people and travel the world and number of times she had to go to the center and nothing came out. they're like the cia. >> and you alluded to this. the fact that she has gone public and she has talked about other women. she knows that she's very blessed and very fortunate and has resources but wants to make it about other people, as well. this is so in line with her work as an activist. >> listen, what we do is tell stories with quiet people. just talk about statistics and the causes but when you have someone share their story, no one knows it better than you, robin, it's incredibly moving and powerful. this will be a complete game changer when it comes to testing for breast cancer. >> the empower.
as well. for everybody, for men and women, by the way, which is an important part of it and that it can happen to anybody. >> this is one of the world's most powerful people. >> not easy to go public. >> absolutely not. >> she's okay. we just hope this is something -- they said still maybe a 5% chance. >> from 87%. >> and points out her mother died from ovarian cancer. there may be more procedures down the road because the risks still remain there. >> such a brave move. we wish her all the best. >> the whole family. >> larry hackett from "people" magazine, thanks very much. a rather tense "dancing with the stars" semifinals. karina smirnoff almost didn't make it to the ballroom after an injury in rehearsal. >> we have to keep seeing it. >> chris connelly has the story on the now final four. ♪ >> reporter: it was indeed a lucky lindy hop for jacoby jones and karina smirnoff.
hours after this mishap in rehearsal sent her to the hospital with neck and jaw issues. >> doctors said that is going to straighten out as soon as the swelling goes down. >> reporter: and they came up with a safety first routine adjustment. >> technically it wasn't the same move. we changed it, aha. aha. ♪ >> reporter: she wasn't the only pro performing in pain. alongside ali raisman, mark ballas was nursing a sore back. >> i'm taped up but luckily no bone or nerve damage. i need rest and right now i don't have the time to do it. >> v achlval trying to keep up zendaya. >> can you pretend you're tired. >> reporter: they're all favorites to make it to the
final alongside high-scoring kellie pickler and derek hough. ♪ the first dance helps you get three 10s. >> i told him he better not mess up. >> she did. she actually did tell me that. >> we've got to get three 10s. >> 10. >> 10. >> 10. >> reporter: that could leave ingo rademacher and kym johnson on the outs. >> if we do make it to the final it'll be a major upset. somebody will be upset. >> somebody will be. >> reporter: chris connelly in los angeles. >> thank you, chris. results of "dancing with the stars" 9:00, 8:00 central and the show's 300th episode. mazel, mazel to you. live after party next wednesday. when they take the mirrorball trophy. >> getting scandalous over
there. hold it down over there. we'll get to yo next on the "gma heat index" barb walters announced her retirement on "the view" on monday. so many big name interviews and she's good enough to be with us right now. oh, barbara, how you did it yesterday. >> well, i have another year to go. >> we understand. >> this is like -- >> why did you decide that the summer of 2014 is going to be it for you? >> it's time. you know, i want to leave when they say, why is she going? i want to leave when it's that question instead of is she still here? the other thing is that i -- somebody said to me if you announce you have another year you could get all of these interviews that you haven't been able to get. >> you thought about that. >> but the queen of england who does no interviews, well, maybe
if she knows it's your last year. >> barbara walters' last year -- >> she might. it could happen. >> i don't think so. all the years i've been with all of you and watched you all grow up. >> oh, barbara, always like the first one when things were happening in nye family. >> we all got to look at everything you've done this all these years yesterday watching those reels when you look back -- >> the civil war -- when i did the civil war. that was the highlight. >> you were just a young cub then. when you look back at all that and putting it all together which one struck you and you said, boy, that's the business one? >> i think i'm going to name the former president of egypt, anwar sadat, first of all, i did so many interviews at that time with sadat and menachem begin -- >> to a degree, but i choose sadat because he changed the
course of history and we still see all the turmoil, again, he was such a great leader in his way but because he changed had is tri, i think, you know, i do choose him. i want to say something about angelina jolie and echo what you said. that was so brave and i remember interviewing her years ago and when she was a young girl, she talked about cutting herself and she had a death wish. do any of you remember that? >> yes. >> and to see the kind of remarkable person that she has turned out to be. >> it's hard to believe there isn't somebody that you've interviewed and you do have a year so the queen may be coming other than the queen then, who right now, who is still out there? who is the get of all gets for you. >> there's no -- one of the things i'm not going to miss is trying to get the get. the queen has never done an interview. the pope has never done -- maybe this new pope will but, you know, there's always somebody -- there's always somebody new. you know, there's -- this is
going --re's alway murderer and seem to have agents, don't they? >> you won't name names forhe big get but do you have a plan to go out with a bang? >> well, i don't want to go out -- once that old -- i don't want to go out with a whimper but we have a whole bunch of specials for abc news and we're going to do special things on "the view" and i do have another year which means i can come back here dozens of times. >> any time you want. we just want to tell you how much we love you. i mean love you as a woman, as well as an incredible professional that changed this business. >> amen. >> amen. >> we love you and we'll get a thousand times to do that. [ applause ] >> coming back with "scandal" in a second. are we going right to lara with "scandal"? >> yes. >> hello. i'm over here now. so our "heat index" is getting a little scandalous.
we are so happy to have the entire cast of "scandal" with us. abc's hit prime time political melodrama. emphasis on drama. all about image, crisis management and a whole lot of romance set in the nation's capital. welcome, everybody. hey, huck, i got a seat right over here. hey, everybody, if you do not know, this is huck, guillermo diaz plays to me the most incredible character. you have just riveted us and your character, heartbreaking. he's terrifying. what has this experience been like for you on the show? >> it's been the most challenged i've ever been in a job. i mean, you know, the writing is so -- we're so lucky to say these words that shonda rhimes and other other writers write.
you can imagine my therapy bills. >> i need therapy afterwards. you, my friend, over there, no, keep him alone. i am so mad at you. >> i deserve it. >> and at home if you need an up date and if you do, shame on you, but josh malina, you must love playing this character. you were so prim and proper and you are naughty. >> i know. i've experienced a lot of interpermanent hate one person at a time but enjoying most of america hating me at once. i'm enjoying the group. >> how is the reaction of you -- have you seen a massive reaction to the new revelation about -- >> oh, yes. >> we love to hate our josh. >> and wisely said. we got a lot of questions on twitter, you guys. that's been the neat thing about the show. you guys are so open with your fans, the gladiators. the first question. norma wants to know how much do
you guys all hang out? do you hang out in your free time? >> totally. >> we work 17-hour days sometimes and then we actually get together on the weekend to watch the episode. to go see things, to support each other. >> that's awesome. >> you can feel that camaraderie. >> is the chemistry amongst you good? have you ever been to an 11-year-old girl's sleepover? >> it is the same. >> i love that. all right, so stacy is asking if olivia ever married who would they choose as best man and maid of honor? >> that's a great question. >> i love it. hey, guys, we have so much more. don't go away, we have more answers and more scandalous juicy secrets. stay with us on "gma." thank you, guys.
>> now from abc7 news, good morning, i am kristen sze. we follow developing news from calaveras county where the parents of a murdered 8-year-old girl have canceled a news conference. they decided to not make a public statement after their 12-year-old son was arrested. father considers his son innocent until authorities show him convincing evidence. he said he encountered an intruder in the home before he found his sister's body. >> right now, the morning commute with leyla gulen. >> thanks, everyone, we have this accident long northbound 87 coming out of alameda at 17 miles per hour because of this, blocking a lane with the drive at on minutes to go from 87 all the way into los gatos so want out for that and a quick look at
have them today. not much has changed in that respect. a 10 to 20 degree drop on ♪ rock your body ♪ ♪ everybody >> right back here tomorrow in times square live, show stopping performance from -- that's some video there. >> live right here. >> you got that right. but in the meantime, still a lot of fun coming up with the cast of "scandal." they like each other. they get along a little better. outside this morning in times square. the photo bomb. he may join the cast, jesse. they'll spill secrets, the cast of "scandal." it's wonderful to have you all here. we really, really appreciate that. >> it is -- i wish -- is it possible to take a shot of this studio? i don't know that we could get
more people in here. this is unbelievable. and on the couch, what a great cast. jesse tyler ferguson here, of course, we'll also talk about the show "modern family" and, again, a wonderful, wonderful new project of his. we're really looking forward to discussing it. >> jesse will share the dance move. i don't exactly know -- what was it? sprinkler. >> i think it was the sprinkler. >> it's very important now to break the mood of happiness and get right down to the nitty-gritty. ladies and gentlemen of "scandal," you you will answer questions now! are you ready? s>> or we will sic huck on you. sam, go ahead. >> all right. so we have the first one, let's go to darby. there's an awful lot of speculation in the blogosphere right now because this is so complicated. i have to read this. all right. so here's -- abby might be in cahoots with david. >> what?
>> betraying him and maybe as a payback for olivia breaking them up. could it really get this twisted? i mean, is there a plot line that could get that -- >> it is called "scandal." it is called "scandal." i would say that fans will have more questions at the end of the season finale than answers. all of that is possible. >> good point. >> so no relationship is like -- >> i can't say anything. >> secret. >> i love my job. >> and you guys have said that all of you when you read the script that you all were shocked. >> we all saw it last night. we got together last night and watched -- >> why didn't you call me? >> because we don't want to ruin it for you. we don't want to ruin it for you. >> you guys every friday i'm wrecked here because i have to stay up and watch. >> we feel the same way. we have twitter hangovers. >> actually never seen lara as enamored with a cast and television show. >> i know.
>> it's not hard. >> great show. >> let's hear it. i love you, jesse. "modern family." >> jesse, she says that to all the stars. >> cyrus, you play him so brilliantly. are you friends, enemies, trying to kill her? what are you doing to this poor woman? >> no, love olivia. love olivia. sometimes she's bratty. and she just needs guidance. >> and what about you and james, your partner in life. you have a child and you're nasty to him? >> well, also -- >> never you. >> no. and he just needs a gentle push in the right direction. >> aren't they a great couple on the show? they are such a fantastic beautiful family these two men and their baby. >> yes.
>> on this show that's rare. i got to get right to the first lady. >> come on, baby. >> good luck. >> are you really -- are you really in love with this or do you just love being the first lady? >> oh, so you don't need to know. i love that man to my detriment. i feel like that is something we share. >> ah. >> i don't want your sloppy seconds. thank you very much. >> so we just heard in the last episode and that fitz will run again. now is a big plot turn. i'm so excited. i knew for sure -- too good to be true you would run off and be together but if fitz runs again -- >> don't be so sure. >> you recall's see this week. >> wait. >> just wait.
>> everything he was saying. >> all right. let's -- >> i don't even know what to ask now. you threw me. >> let's do a fast round of inside questions. how about that. all right. so who is the prankster? >> josh. >> josh. >> right here. >> shaving cream off my door handle. >> yeah. >> i'm scared the paint on my car is not going to -- >> on my trailer it says abby. he put crabby. >> crabby? >> yes. >> it says abby. >> oh, yeah. >> i can't say -- >> what is huck -- >> huck, huck says something he. >> left a voice mail saying he's a detective and needs to question me. >> "the national enquirer." i should call him back. >> i had no idea -- >> shaving cream. -- >> he's an emotional terror. >> speed questions. >> a little go the last episode. you did bring up clips so
everybody could see. >> yeah. >> we kept everybody waiting long enough. >> everybody, here is -- >> i'm winning. we're getting married and you are moving into the white house with me. >> fitz, okay, there's a million reasons why that's a nonstarter. >> here we go. >> are you seriously going to stand here and suggest divorcing your wife and moving me in the white house in the midst of an election is not a tiny bit of a problem. >> it's a problem. >> clearly. >> so fix it. >> you're a funny man. quit your job, go on the road. >> okay. that did not give me enough answers. >> that was just way too po write. >> katy, a shot you and huck could become a couple? >> well -- >> you know, we don't know what's coming down the pipe and we literally could kill each other or have sex on a desk. i mean we really don't knee. but we are game for whatever comes our way. >> when you found out, josh,
that you were in cahoots with the mole and that you were a traitor to the gladiators, was that exciting as an actor or did you -- >> exciting -- >> or do they hate you now? >> exciting as a person because it meant i can spend less time at opa. it's very long days and -- >> opa -- >> and these young people, they -- there's a lot of dancing. >> olivia pope. >> i get to ask one more before we let you guys go. >> of course. >> has anyone secretly taken anything from the set? >> like your clothes. like your clothes. >> like anything on the desk -- >> we keep -- >> i took a grant for president pin that i keep on my dresser. >> we have to get that back. >> it might be melanie grant for president one day. >> you don't know, girl. >> the clothing, do you ever borrow it and wear it out? >> no, because -- >> we borrowed the shoes. we don't take them because we really are committed to the idea that our characters have closets
and reuse stuff and rewear stuff because these are real people to us in a healthy way. >> me too, it's healthy, i swear. >> please don't let it be a full season before you come back and hang out with us. >> we love you all. >> the cast of "scandal," everybody, giving us a little preview. we should -- will you guys hang around for a little weathercast in case you need to know what's going on today before you step outside your door and show you the twitter and facebook pictures coming out and in to us. tulsa, oklahoma, by the way, andrew cusics, thanks for bringing us a beautiful shot of ft. lauderdale. always brings a sigh to me when i see a beach anywhere. here's the chilly air you're walking out to from philly to new york and asheville, a little knoxville, l'eggsing tongue, kentucky, getting a little chill. that warmer air moves east but it's not today and probably starts tomorrow and then by thursday we're 80 degrees. you guys still here on thursday or are you -- >> no, we leave -- >> thursday night, season
you just saw eric. >> really. you guys -- just like we saw with the "scandal" kozlov each other, have fun with each other. lovely to set raderie. >> you can't fake chemistry. it's either there or it's not there and we really do love each other. >> you can't fake it -- >> just like you guys. that's why people tune in. >> we're very blessed in that regard. we'll play a clip. it's coming up on the second to last episode of the season. your character, mitchell, and your daughter lily, well, let's just say you're very competitive about her gymnastic skills. >> if nobody beat my daughter's score on the beam she would make preteam. she would be one of the elite -- funny thing, pride. they say it goeth before the fall, fall, fall. >> i can hear you rooting for a little girl to fall. if i can hear you, other people can hear you. >> yes! i don't know why i said that. i'm sorry.
>> the scary thing is when i become a father which will hopefully happen someday, but, yeah, i probably will be that father. >> you will be that kind of father. >> yeah, i think i will be. >> secretly wishing ill on -- >> probably. i don't know. i'm already ashamed of it. i'm preashamed. >> get ahead of the curve with that. as we said you are so busy. shakespeare in the park. >> i'm doing shakespeare in the park with public theater i'm doing "the comedy of ear ors" which is a dream role of mine. so excited and it's a great production directed by dan sullivan who i worked with a few times, it will be hilarious. apparently tickets are extremely hard to come by. >> they're free. >> but you have to line up. definitely worth it. >> what's more fun for you being on stage or tv show. >> i love both. i love "modern family" so much. "modern family" is a very special tv show, as well. it's really well written but
there's nothing like being on stage and having interaction with an audience and i'm getting to do, you know, a whole play from beginning to end. you know, tv, you stop and go so much. theater really is an actor's medium because i'm in charge. no editor is in charge, no director so it's fun. it's so different. >> fortunately you don't have to choose. >> i'm so lucky. >> so dapper as always. the bow tie. it's not just the bow tie. it means something. >> right, this is for my foundation tie the knot. we teamed up with the tie bar and selling these and all the proceeds go to marriage equality. we george takei from "star trek" guest designed one of our bow ties, very funny or die video we created with him. so, yeah, the summer line is doing really well. >> it's really taken off. innocently started, right? >> it was very -- we had no idea -- oh! >> jesse. >> it's the sprinkler.
>> wait, wait, wait. >> fun. payback. payback. >> i knew it was going to happen. i mean -- >> it was like a herd of cows. >> it was terrifying. i felt like i was "the lion king" during the stampede. it was exciting. >> my heart is beating. >> i'm scared. >> jesse, thank you so much. you're always a good sport. >> thank you. >> always welcome here you and the entire cast. see "modern family" tomorrow right here on abc. coming up, bill o'reilly is right here to talk to george live.
nice out in times square. back with more from bill o'reilly. host of "the o'reilly factor" on fox news. best-selling author here to talk about "keep it pithy." thanks for coming back. i was flipping through the book last night. this is a different kind of book for you. a lot of things you've written before but kind of like you went back and annotated it. >> look, the world is changing in a very profound way and i don't know if everybody understands how quickly it is changing. some good, but a lot of bad changes so guided to put a lot of things in there. not an advice book, per se, some politics but there's a lot of stuff that, say, listen, this is the problem you're going to face and here's how you might want to handle it before it starts to harm you and your family. >> one of the surprising things you talk about is we're both fathers of young children. yours a little older than mine but talk about how tough it is. >> it's the toughest climate ever for kids because of the machines.
because of these computers. >> can't get it off them. >> the crux of the matter, it's a immediate gratification without effort. it used to be you want to win the game, you got to play the game. you got to play better than the other guy. you got to practice. now the machines take all that away. here's the game, you don't have to practice, you don't have to do anything but this. it's opium. they get addicted. they don't want to go outside. they don't want to make friends. they don't want to get dirty and you got to control that or it'll take the whole -- it'll take over your whole family. >> coupled with something else you talk about. the whole culture of every kid is a winner no matter what. >> sure, because now the pop psychologists say you can't make your kid feel bad even if he sets the house on fire. you know? the kid set s the house on fire i'm going to make him feel bad. we have a lot of common sense in "keep it pithy" but say here's the problem. here's what you might want to
consider. >> you have a lot of observations from a lifetime in journalism and had barbara walters talking about her retirement just a little bit ago, talking about her proudest moments. when you look back at all your interviews, all your shows what do you look back and say i'm proud i did that. >> two thing, one of jessica's law stuff, 48 out of 50 to pass tough prison sentences for child mole molesters, we drove that and these track chairs for the 1700 military amputees and paralyzed from iraq and afghanistan. they cost $15,000 each. i want to get a track chair for every single mary tyler moore amputee and paralyzed person. and we're well on our way to doing that and those are the things, not so much i do in my career, it's what i can do off that that mears most to me. >> i guess one of the low points from reading the book is the car ride with elton john. >> i got a little gossip in the book. i was in a car with elton john
one time. longest car ride of my life. i'm pretty good conversationalist. you and i could talk for hour, right? every time i come on, it's easy to talk to stephanopoulos but i'm trying to talk to him. you're a brit. come to america. what do you like about this country? uh, you know, it's like, okay. it's a little bit funny. i started singing his songs. >> you didn't. >> yes, i did to relax the guy to say, how do i sound here? crocodile rock, you know. but he -- he's a kind of a guy who i guess he was suspicious of me as many people are. he didn't really want to engage in that conversation so it's a funny story in the book. >> funny story in a fun book. "keep it pithy" out right now. >> out right now. nice to see you again.
>> too nice. my ex-boyfriend broke up with me because he said i was too nice. i was so upset when he said. you know, and i let him know it too in the thank you note i sent him for dating me. hey, i don't like that. but i'm still going to walk your dog. >> funny. >> well done. well done. well done. >> i got to tell you what a show today. >> a lot going on today. >> breakneck pace. >> and a lot more coming up. >> indeed, "gma live." thanks for watching. have a good day.
>> good morning, america's cup organizers meet today to discuss what changes, if any, need to be made following the death of a british sailor during a practice run. a racing yacht belonging to the swiss racing team capsized near treasure island last week. >> sunny out there. we will check with mike. >> the temperatures will respond the most along the coast and the bayshore line where we had the clouds yesterday. we will have low-to-mid 70's at bay sure line and 80's inland, and cooler with a chance of showers on thursday and warmer next week. leyla gulen? >> typical slowing around bay area but a report of a plan new crash eastbound along 237 before you reach 880 and we are seeing plenty of track westbound direction and along nimitz and
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