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fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. jesse? saturday. good morning, america. and new this morning, harrison ford crash landing his small plane. >> oh, no. >> witnesses capturing the "star wars" legend going down in the middle of a golf course shortly after takeoff. his call for help caught on tape. >> 53-178, engine failure. immediate return. >> the vintage world war ii era plane missing homes barely. we hear from the doctor who helped save one of hollywood's biggest stars in a real-life hollywood drama. happening now, frigid friday. temperatures plunging for half the country, up to 30 degrees below normal. turning roads into ice rinks. this bus slams into a house and this highway in kentucky, a parking lot. back on track. nascar superstar kurt busch cleared of criminal charges in the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend. the woman he claimed was a trained assassin.
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the question now, when will the former champion return to racing? ♪ oh here she comes ♪ and the rock and roll hall of fame hitmakers saying "no can do" this morning. why hall and oates are hauling a popular cerealmaker to court. we do say good morning, america, on this friday morning. and he is certainly a legendary action star. harrison ford as indiana jones, han solo and, oh, quite a scare for him landing on that golf course. >> experienced pilot. not his first crash, actually. this morning he's recovering in the hospital. the injuries not life-threatening. abc's nick watt starts us off from the scene of the accident. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, george. well behind me that is what's left of harrison ford oes
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vintage airplane on a golf course here in west los angeles. ford, who recently wrapped filming on "star wars: episode 7" was indulging his other great passion in life, flight, when disaster struck at quarter after 2:00 in the afternoon. >> i hope he's going to make it. >> reporter: watch this small plane. harrison ford at the controls clipping trees in the distance before it goes down caught on video by a stunned onlooker. >> oh, no. >> come on, dude. come on. >> oh, no. >> reporter: just seconds after takeoff, the engine failing, listen to ford's voice as he radios the tower for help. >> 53-178, engine failure, immediate return. >> ryan 178, runway 2, 1 -- clear to land. >> i have to go to 3. >> runway 3 clear to land. >> reporter: but he can't make it. >> it looked like it was short of the runway. >> reporter: crash landing on a golf course fairway,
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a spinal surgeon rushed to the downed world war ii era plane. >> he's obviously an iconic individual and when he laid there as i was just trying to check his airway and his blood pressure it was obvious by his face that it was harrison ford. >> reporter: he's conscious, breathing. >> i stabilized his neck which is a common area of injury. he was, you know, obviously moaning and in pain. and my task, if you will, was to get him out of the airplane in a semi-urgent manner because the fuel was leaking. >> reporter: paramedics quickly on the scene strapping the 72-year-old movie star to a gurney. >> fly, yes. land, no. >> reporter: unlike his character indiana jones ford is an experienced pilot. he owns eight aircraft. he's been flying since the '60s. >> it's an airplane as old as harrison ford is. when airplanes or engines are that old they do have a tendency to fail. >> reporter: ford's son ben tweeting from the hospital last night, dad is okay, battered, but okay. he is every bit the man you would think he is. he is an incredibly strong man.
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the ntsb is still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here. no fire. that could be a clue. it could have been a lot worse about 200 feet from ford's plane, that's a house right there. this is a heavily residential area. the fairway was by far the safest place for ford to land. ford is known for doing his own stunts. this iconic scene from "raiders of the loss ark" is actually him outrunning that boulder. ford's as stuff off-screen as he appears on it and abc's chris connelly is in los angeles with more on that side of the story. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, robin. in the movies this action hero has known all manner of misadventure on a wide assortment of airships and, as a real-life pilot, harrison ford has had his share of action and heroism. for almost 40 years harrison ford's adventures in the air have thrilled movie audiences. in "star wars" -- >> kid, i've flown from one side
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of this galaxy to the other and i've seen a lot of strange stuff. >> reporter: "indiana jones and the last crusade." >> hang on, we're going in. >> reporter: and "air force one." >> get off my plane. >> reporter: that larger than life adventure-seeking persona as true off screen as it is on. >> another pilot, another airplane. not a movie actor. >> reporter: ford's real-life love of the skies well documented and he's been responsible for high-flying acts of heroism piloting his chopper to rescue a stranded hiker in wyoming in 2000 and helping find a missing boy scout in yellowstone national park in 2001, but over the years he's gotten into his share of scrapes. last june during the shooting of "star wars episode 7: the force awakens," ford broke his left leg and needed surgery after an on-set accident. the film is produced by disney, the parent company of abc news. and he's already survived
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several midair mishaps. wind gusts blowing his six-seater off a nebraska runway in 2000. and in 1999, crash landing of a copter in california's ventura county. yet his love of flying has endured as he told barbara walters in 2008. >> what does flying give you? >> oh, man, a lot. i love the freedom of flight. i love the places you go. i love seeing the world from an airplane. i'm in love with flying. >> reporter: and this morning, the many millions who have loved ford's on-screen daring-do are giving thanks he's expected to make a full recovery and can take back to the skies on screen and off. >> nice landing. >> thanks. >> reporter: also back in 2008 he told abc news that what he'd seen from the air had kick-started his activism on behalf of the environment. so a big part of his life flying, robin. >> yeah, he is extremely passionate about aviation. okay, chris, thank you. we're going to bring in
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abc news aviation consultant colonel steve ganyard. who joins us from d.c. we've been talking about his passion for flying. and also his professionalism because, as nick watt said, that's a highly populated area where he was able to bring that plane down there on the golf course. >> it is, robin. you know, he's a pilot's pilot. i think it's one of the reasons why pilots like him so much. because he loves flying. he has the love of flying in his blood and so he takes flying professionally. he does what it takes, is not just a weekend jump in an airplane, and he does everything he needs to be to be a professional pilot. >> no, he's far from being a weekend warrior. can you tell us more about the vintage plane he was flying in? >> yeah, it's actually a world war ii trainer, so it's quite old, 1942 is when this airplane was built. so you think about what happened yesterday. he takes off and a minute and a half after takeoff looking at santa monica bay, a bright sunny day, the engine just stops. he gets the airplane turned around. and he says, can i make it back? can i glide back into the airport?
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he makes the determination he's not going to get that far and so he's going to have to land short and he sees the fairway and the golf course and he makes a very skillful landing on what could have been disastrous with so many buildings nearby. >> and we're so thankful that he appears to be going to make a full recovery. steve, thank you very much. >> okay, thanks, robin. we're going to turn now to the deep freeze. bitter cold hitting the eastern half of the country this morning. temperatures dropping to 30 degrees below average and it's creating icy driving conditions all over. abc's alex perez is in louisville, kentucky, with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. they are digging out from all that snow that fell here but the bitter cold is only complicating things. icy roads causing chaos across the country. >> it's so bad, you're all over the place. >> reporter: drivers losing control. in st. louis this car slamming into a barrier after hitting a patch of ice. watch as this car comes barreling down the street in rhode island and hits this woman. you can see her trying to get out of the way, fortunately
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she's okay. in dobbs ferry, new york, a bus swerves to miss one car and hits two others and then a house. numerous cars and trucks sliding and wrecking off the road. this snowplow ending up on its side. outside birmingham, a 14-car pileup and on i-65 south of louisville -- >> nobody is happy. >> reporter: -- some drivers stranded for more than 16 hours after more than two feet of snow fell. in some areas. traffic backed up for 20 miles. this woman and her toddler spent the night in their car. >> thankfully the truck driver ahead of us brought us water so we could make bottles. >> reporter: the national guard is stepping in to help bringing food and water to those out in the cold. teamwork in dallas, this big rig stuck in the snow blocking traffic but watch as five drivers come together and pull the semi back on to the road. and because of the bitter temperatures, icy roads will remain a big concern for the morning commute today and most of the day in the midwest.
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robin. >> all right, alex. thank you. now to the trial of that boston marathon bomber and an emotional day of testimony as victims including a father who lost his 8-year-old son took the stand. abc's brian ross has that story for us. >> reporter: the jury saw this video and then heard from the woman seen here who lost her leg after the bomb blast. but 27-year-old rebekah gregory of houston says tsarnaev would not look her in the eye. >> i see a coward. i just don't think that he can face what he did. either that or he doesn't care. >> reporter: the jury also heard from this boston police officer who rescued a 3-year-old boy from a man who lost both legs carried off by a stranger in a cowboy hat, and from bill richard, whose family watched the marathon just steps from tsarnaev and the backpack bomb. his 8-year-old son martin was killed. his 7-year-old daughter jane lost her leg. rebekah gregory went through some 40 surgeries but in the end felt testifying here helped her
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get past what happened. saying that tsarnaev had been a constant presence in her nightmares until she was able to stare him down from the witness stand. >> he really was somebody i was afraid of, yeah. in a lot of ways. >> reporter: and now? >> and now i have kind of taken that back and i don't have that fear anymore because i looked at what tried to destroy me and i've come out stronger because of it. >> reporter: the courtroom is packed every day with victims while others watch on closed circuit tv in a private room. for some, the emotions are just too powerful and raw and others say they can't stand to be in the same room with dzhokhar tsarnaev. george. >> you can feel it here. okay, thanks very much. we're going to turn to politics now, more fallout for hillary clinton over her use of a private e-mail account as secretary of state. and the first visit to iowa for jeb bush as he revs up his bid for the republican nomination. abc's jon karl tracking both.
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this private e-mail account for hillary clinton appears to be at odds with the state department's own rules even though it's not illegal. >> reporter: that's right, george. the state department is now reviewing whether or not mrs. clinton violated a 2005 rule that was put in place to protect critical national security and diplomatic information. this rule said that employees are not allowed to send information, it is known as sensitive but unclassified, on private e-mail. that is not allowed except under emergency circumstances so they're going through her e-mails to see if she did any of that. that could potentially put at risk those e-mails falling into the wrong hands. also, george, she was in clear violation of a rule that said that if employees use private e-mail, they must turn the e-mail over to the state department to be entered into government computers. as you know, she didn't turn over e-mails until nearly two years after she left office. >> investigations by at least two congressional committees at the same time, jeb bush heading to iowa for the first time.
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there's also been some scrutiny of his personal e-mail accounts and he's got an uphill fight in iowa. >> reporter: the iowa caucuses have been dominated by the conservative wing of the republican party. this is the wing of the republican party that is most skeptical of jeb bush. early polls in iowa show that he's already well behind scott walker, the governor of wisconsin, another likely candidate, so this will be potentially skeptical crowd for him. also, he's been spending so much time at fund-raisers, this is a chance for him to get out there and actually be with voters. >> we'll see how he does and be on the ground sunday on "this week." but right now, the other top stories with amy. you got this runway scare in new york yesterday. >> that's right, it was a terrifying crash on the runway at laguardia airport. take a look at this video that shows crews overnight trying to use a crane to move the delta jet, which skidded and slammed into a fence just a few feet from the water. abc's david kerley has firsthand accounts from the horrified passengers. >> reporter: off the runway smashing through a fence, perched over the bay.
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>> i just survived. >> reporter: the more than 130 on board had to slide down the wing, hop to the snowy ground. it was those ground crews that called it in. >> tower, you have an aircraft off 3-1. on the north vehicle road. >> reporter: in new york crews use a special code for serious incidents, it's 34, 3-4. >> the airport is closed. we've got a 3-4. >> reporter: passengers evacuating and one of the wing's fuel tanks leaking on this delta jet from atlanta. >> it was going way too fast to be landing. way too fast. >> reporter: it was making the approach pilots don't like over the water. two previous aircraft said the braking conditions were good in the snow. but two-thirds of the way down this runway the jet veers to the left towards that fence and flushing bay. >> that's why the airplane veered off the runway when they still had quite a bit ahead of them and that may indicate another malfunction happened that we haven't considered.
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>> reporter: more than 200 suffered injuries. five taken to local hospitals. good news considering how close this jet came to slipping into the bay. for "good morning america," david kerley, abc news, washington. >> we are so glad everyone is okay. well, new video this morning of a train carrying crude oil that derailed and exploded in northwestern illinois thursday. raising even more concerns about rail safety. the crash forced people in a one-mile radius to evacuate. no one was injured, but it comes just weeks after another train with the same newer model railcars crashed in west virginia sending a massive fireball into the sky. in both cases, the trains were carrying crude from north dakota which is more volatile than other kinds of oil. well, the fbi is joining the search for two suspects after a federal judge in detroit was shot during an attempted robbery outside his home. judge terrence berg was confronted while taking out the garbage. he was shot in the leg and listed in serious condition but he is expected to recover. and some better than
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expected news this morning about the economy, 295,000 jobs were created last month, most of them in food services construction and health care the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% thats to lowest since may of 2008. hourly wages also rose last month. and police in south korea say the man who slashed mark lippert with a ten-inch knife will be charged with attempted murder. authorities have revealed the suspect described as an anti-american activist has visited north korea several times. the attack is also raising security questions because the ambassador had just one unarmed guard with him. well, finally, most of us consider ourselves dedicated parents, we would do anything for our children. and apparently, it is no different for mama and papa birds. take a look at these committed bald eagles in pennsylvania sitting on their eggs trying to keep their offspring warm even as the snow piled higher and higher. look at that. everything was covered but the little bird's head.
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now, that is dedication. you know what, i love this part. this isn't just a job for mom. this is a modern household. the parents taking turns sitting on the eggs which are due to hatch in three weeks. please tell me that snow is going to melt before three weeks, rob. >> yeah, otherwise that may head to divorce court between those two birds. goodness gracious. maybe four weeks -- >> no, it's your turn. it's your turn. i just sat on the eggs. >> kentucky, some pictures for you, check them out. just incredible numbers coming out of the bluegrass state. look at this. i mean, this car completely buried, although they thought well enough to lift the windshield wipers off the windshield. shut the door on winter. we've seen these all winter long. and it's hard to believe in louisville you got over two feet of snow. waterloo, a foot and a half, d.c., dulles, 9.5, new york, 7.5. that brings your total for the year over 3 1/2 feet of snow. all right, the storm now moving
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off to sea, and before that happens, boy, it is chilly out there. minus 9 in chicago. feels like minus 3 in pittsburgh. by the way, it's 1 the actual temperature in lexington right now and these below average temperatures drive all the way down to the gulf of mexico. 49 degrees for the high in dallas. >> good morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area microclimate forecast. check out sunshine. above-average temperatures.
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the warmest day at the coast with cooling and clouds over the weekend. showers next week. unfortunately, el nino will not help this year. mid-60s to nearly 70 along the coast and low-to-mid 70s for the rest of us. mainly in the 40s tonight. tomorrow morning, though, grab the coat. spring forward tomorrow night, we lose an >> john dutton from venice beach, florida, sending us some warmth. boy, don't we need it. hey, maybe those eagles should fly to florida. snowbirds. no, i didn't go there. >> oh, sorry. >> so close, rob. so close. coming up on "gma," jodi arias avoiding the death penalty. inside the deliberations we'll take you and the one juror, the one juror who will not vote to kill her. and also, nascar superstar kurt busch cleared of criminal charges in an alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend. what it means for his future on the racetrack. plus, caught on camera. buses and trucks crashing into bridges, putting people on the road at serious risk. "gma investigates."
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good morning, america. right now, harrison ford recovering in the hospital after crash landing his vintage plane on a california golf course. also right now, a judge will decide jodi arias' fate after the jury could not reach a unanimous decision in her death penalty retrial. and nascar superstar kurt busch waiting to learn when he can return to the track after being cleared of criminal charges in his domestic violence case. >> and we do say good morning, america, on this happy friday. so many people talking about harrison ford this morning and amy is in the social square right now. amy. >> that's right, robin. the force was certainly with harrison ford. this story is trending big on social media this morning and we're going to tell you what some of his famous co-stars like mark hamill, luke skywalker, himself, are saying.
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but right now, to that reprieve for jodi arias. her death penalty retrial ended with a hung jury for the second time. that means she will not get the death penalty. abc's ryan owens takes us inside the jury room where one hold-out may have saved arias' life. >> all rise for the jury. >> reporter: jodi arias will almost certainly die in prison. but this morning you might also say, she's very lucky. >> at this time the court is declaring a mistrial. >> reporter: the convicted killer hugged her attorney after avoiding arizona death row by a single vote. 11 jurors thought she should die. one hold-out would not budge. >> devastating. >> knots in the stomach. >> we feel like we failed. >> reporter: those 11 jurors spoke to the media audio only. >> the 11 of us strived for justice for travis but to no avail. we absolutely feel the penalty should have been death. >> reporter: so did the family of arias' victim, travis alexander. >> the real justice will be in the afterlife when jodi burns in hell. >> reporter: it's been nearly seven years when she repeatedly
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stabbed him, slit his throat and shot him in the head. the other jurors said that the hold-out would barely talk to them and seemed to have an agenda. they say she kept saying they wanted revenge and at one point, they alerted the judge to see if she could be replaced by an alternate juror. the judge refused. >> i feel that the one holdout had her mind made up from the beginning. >> we are hung. unable to come to a unanimous decision. >> reporter: two hung juries and millions of taxpayer dollars later, a death sentence is now off the table for jodi arias. but this sensational saga isn't over just yet. next month the judge will sentence the femme fatale to life in prison or life with the possibility of release after 25 years. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. okay, let's talk to dan abrams about all this. boy, you hear the 11 jurors and
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get a feel for what the pressure must have been like. >> it sounds like it was frustrating for them but let's also remember that the holdout is allowed to be a hold-out. she's allowed to come in there, feel strongly after listening to all the evidence and then not come over to their side. now, what she's not allowed to do is come in there with a preconceived opinion that she could never impose the death penalty and the jurors actually asked her about that in the jury room asking her multiple times, are you saying that you could never impose the death penalty? she said, no, no, i could and then they proposed possible scenarios and none of them, they said, fit the bill. >> isn't that the first question asked before someone is picked for a jury? >> absolutely, absolutely. to get on a jury like this you have to have said in jury selection i could impose the death penalty in a particular case. >> now, the judge said he would not take her off the jury. was that ever conceivable? >> no, because, look, i understand that the jurors were frustrated, right? they want someone who -- their position would be she wouldn't deliberate with us, right?
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you know, the other way to look at it is she wouldn't agree with us. she wouldn't come over to our side. judges have to be incredibly careful about removing a juror from the case because that juror isn't getting along or isn't agreeing. it's very, very unusual that a judge would ever agree to remove a juror in a case like that. there would have to be misconduct on the part of the judge and simply saying that this juror is not deliberating with us enough is not nearly enough. >> now, you thought this whole trial was a waste of -- >> enormous waste of -- >> state resources. surprised that 11 jurors -- >> a little surprised because i think that jodi arias actually had a stronger defense this time around. but, look, no matter what the outcome here, i still would have said that i thought that this was a waste of time and resources, et cetera. and money, but this now -- this hung jury maybes it even more so. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. >> okay, george. now to nascar superstar kurt busch. he has been cleared of criminal charges over the alleged assault against his ex-girlfriend. the question now is when will he return to the track? abc's mara schiavocampo has that story.
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>> reporter: this morning, the delaware attorney general has put the brakes on prosecuting nascar superstar kurt busch deciding not to file criminal charges for domestic violence saying the evidence is insufficient. it's a major left turn for from a family court decision last month when busch's former girlfriend patricia driscoll was granted a protective order against the driver after claiming he assaulted her inside his motor home last september. >> you just can't believe that someone that you love who you've spent four years with could hurt you like this. >> reporter: nascar indefinitely suspending busch following that family court decision. the champ even missing the daytona 500. one of racing's biggest events. now in a statement, nascar says "the elimination of the possibility of criminal charges
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certainly removes a significant impediment to his reinstatement." they're also using a domestic violence expert to help figure out busch's next steps. >> it remains to be seen how his fans and how the sponsors will react to him. >> reporter: busch has consistently denied the allegations. even testifying that driscoll was a self-proclaimed assassin, allegations driscoll denies. but her tough girl persona was on display in this failed reality show pitch. but this morning, busch says i look forward to being back in racing as soon as possible and moving on with my life. driscoll, meanwhile, telling us, i am disappointed that full justice was not served here. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> and our thanks to mara for that. time now for the weather. rob is in for ginger. ginger did make it to colorado. a little delayed there. >> but she'll get there and the
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snow is amazing. so, good for her and the team there. i'm jealous. meanwhile, the cold temperatures which makes great snow down to houston. temperatures yesterday barely getting above 50 degrees. right now, it's 31 degrees at houston intercontinental breaking records across the deep south. hard freeze warnings, baton rouge, 26, huntsville a record, nashville a record. even cincinnati and pittsburgh and i think we'll see more records fall before this morning is up. it is just downright chilly. wind chills, 20s, teens, nashville feels like it's 3 degrees but we will see a milder weekend. maybe getting back to normal as we go towards saturday and good morning another spring like day with most of us in the low-to-mid 70s. most of us stay above average. a chance of showers in the >> this weather report brought to you by nationwide.
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a little bit of rain for houston. rain, not snow, i know we've been looking at snow in the deep south. but that's not going to happen. we're almost into spring, almost. >> thanks, rob. thank you. >> i'll believe it when i see it. coming up, trucks and buses crashing into bridges, caught on camera. how gps devices could be guiding them into danger. and paula patton opening up for the first time about her split from robin thicke and how her son is helping her get through a difficult time. plus, some projects that she's working on. come on back. next. ♪ expected wait time: 55 minutes. your call is important to us. thank you for your patience. waiter! vo: in the nation, we know how it feels when you aren't treated like a priority. we do things differently. we'll take care of it. vo: we put members first... join the nation. thank you. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪
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benitez explains. >> reporter: trucks smashing into bridges, hit after terrifying hit. almost 13,000 u.s. bridge strikes in 2013 alone. accidents that can put everyone on the road in danger's way. listen as rescue crews respond after a bus hits an overpass in boston. >> we're trying to find a way in the back of the bus to get the jaws in there. >> reporter: three dozen people injured. >> i knew something was terribly wrong. >> reporter: monroe griffin was chaperoning a group of kids on a visit to harvard. >> parts of the bus flying, students screaming. >> reporter: the driver told police he was following the gps and that's why some of the injured are now suing gps makers tomtom and garmin for more than $15 million in damages. federal experts say many bridge strikes are caused by drivers and overheight vehicles who use consumer gps models which don't offer information on bridge heights. according to the lawsuit the bus driver was using a consumer gps, commercial gps devices do have
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that feature but there's no law requiring they be used. >> i think we need a change in vote. >> reporter: senator chuck schumer of new york now asking for immediate change. >> commercial truck and bus drivers should be required to use a commercial gps and for consumer gpses, they ought to allow you to input the height. >> reporter: we plug addresses into three of those consumer mapping systems. the traffic app waze, apple maps and garmin. as expected none of the three asking if we want to avoid low bridges. >> turn right. >> all right. here we go. >> reporter: we jump in an oversized snowplow reaching almost ten feet with new york department of transportation heading to a bridge with 9'2" clearance. we are approaching the bridge right now. no alert. no alert on waze. no alert on apple maps. so garmin, right now, is telling us to go under the bridge.
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none of the gps tools alert us to the hazards but waze does alert us to one thing. our camera crew safely on the side of the road. we exit before hitting the bridge. garmin tells us it's never made representations it has a low bridge feature and it is the responsibility of drivers to exercise good judgment and common sense. waze and apple maps had no comment. >> a lot of people might say, oh, you know what, i don't drive one of those trucks, it doesn't concern me. >> it does concern you because if you're behind one of those trucks you could be injured. >> reporter: new york d.o.t. officials are taking another step testing an infrared beam system. >> intent is to detect a vehicle, warn the driver. >> reporter: how big of a problem is this? >> this is a big problem. >> reporter: for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> i'll say. a really big problem. thanks, gio. and coming up, kelly clarkson proving she isn't fat stronger. her incredible response to some really negative and unnecessary comments about her.
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well at least well, at least we're color coordinated with the graphics. very happy. very happy. >> as long as you don't disappear. >> it's the little things. let's get to amy in the social square with "the speed feed." amy. >> looking good, guys. leading the feed this morning, good wishes for harrison ford. coming after his plane crash in venice, california, we have "star wars" superstar piloting a "millennium falcon." his concerned co-stars took to twitter overnight. chewbacca himself, peter mayhew, posting "from critical to severe to moderate to fair in the span of an hour. is harrison ford han solo or wolverine?" mark hamill also known as luke skywalker, sending this -- glad to see he has a simpson character. "great to hear harrison is doing well, get well soon. may all his future flights be green-screen," and billy dee williams, of course, lando calrissian in the "star wars" series tweeting "wishing a complete and restful recovery to #harrisonford." tell us what's in your feed and tweet us with the #socialsquare.
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still ahead on "gma," robin one-on-one with paula patton. ula patton.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and the latest on harrison ford in the hospital at this hour after his plane's crash landing. ♪ it started with a whisper ♪ and paula patton opening up for the first time about her split with robin thicke. >> the honest truth is it has been challenging. >> why she says she's come out stronger. her emotional side of the story only on "gma." ♪ safe and sound ♪ and an important health alert this morning. we've heard about those high heel hazards, but could flats be just as bad for your feet? ♪ tell me do you think i'm -- all that and yada, yada, yada. a "seinfeld" reunion, the comedian opening up on fatherhood and reuniting with his co-stars as we say -- >> good morning, america. i'm taking over "gma." bye, george.
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♪ ♪ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ we need to bring him back to the desk. >> yes, we do. we do say good morning, america. what a great crowd we have with us out here in times square and this friday morning gets you set for the weekend and we have a brand-new addition of "shark tank" your life. barbara corcoran is outside with two entrepreneurs who are about to go -- >> look at her. >> barbara is all in. she's always all in. oh, those two young entrepreneurs are going to go head-to-head in a pitch-off and what we all can learn to perfect -- >> a little "i love lucy." "shark tank" has been refashioned. both contestants showing off their products with the shower theme this morning and we even got some viewers at home to test them out. there they are. >> the little rubber duckie was a nice touch.
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>> she had the pink heels on to match, i just want to say. >> as you said, robin, all in. she always is. and it's dj friday. dj b-hen is with us spinning us into the weekend. he's playing kelly clarkson's anthem, "stronger," as i'm sure you can tell. we just loved having her on the show this week and now the star is speaking out after being criticized with really nasty comments. kelly had such a wonderful response and you don't want to miss it. it is inspiring, to say the least. >> perfect pitch in a lot of ways. it was just right. >> we have a lot coming up but first news from amy. good morning, everyone. we begin with harrison ford's plane crash. the actor suffering what are described as moderate injuries after crash landing his vintage plane on a golf course in southern california. abc's nick watt has the latest on the crash and ford's condition. nick, good morning. >> reporter: amy, behind that's what's left behind ford's plane
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landed on a golf course here in west los angeles. now, the action happened at about a quarter after 2:00 in the afternoon. ford, an experienced pilot, had just taken off from santa monica airport when he radioed the tower requesting permission to come back in to land. engine failure, he said. but he didn't make it to the runway. he crash landed here on the golf course. startled golfers rushing to his aid, among them a spinal surgeon, pulling ford from the cockpit of the plane. there was no fire. paramedics were quickly on the scene and ford was strapped to a gurney and rushed to a nearby hospital. there's a house just 200 feet from the crash site right there. ford clipped a tree managed to land on the fairway here and his son reported tweeted from the hospital last night, dad is strong, banged up, but okay. >> nick watt, thank you. investigators here in new york are trying to figure out what led up to a delta jet skidding off the runway. that plane was just moved into a hangar. it stopped just a few feet from the icy water bordering the airport.
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the labor department says 295,000 jobs were created last month, that's about 50,000 more than expected. the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%. and the state department is reviewing thousands of messages to determine whether clinton broke a rule that prohibited staffers from including sensitive information in private e-mails. while clinton's private account was not illegal, she was in clear violation of a policy that required her to turn over e-mails from a private account. overseas new concern in iraq this morning that isis fighters are destroying ancient artifacts. this time they have reportedly bulldozed this ancient site that dates back to 13 b.c. no word on the extent of the damage, and just last week, isis gangs videotaped themselves destroying ancient artifacts in this museum in mosul. the u.n. calling it a war crime. well, a risky rescue at a popular ski resort. about 200 skiers in italy trapped in cable cars high above
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the slopes in heavy winds after a falling tree cut the power. rescuers in a helicopter lowered themselves down onto the cable cars to then lower each skier to the ground. remarkably, no one was injured. and finally, an unlikely legal battle for you to chew on over the breakfast table. rock and roll hall of famers hall & oates suing a small cereal company in brooklyn. the duo claims haulin' oats granola, see it there, infringes on their trademark, which is meant to stop food-related puns being associated with their names. part of their evidence is their first album cover "whole oats," well, the whole thing seems "out of touch," right? >> ah! >> yeah, got it? the company's brief response, "say it isn't so." >> no. cue the music. >> not bad. >> i love hall & oates' music. >> i do too. maybe they're heading to a friendly settlement. >> that's right. you couldn't fit "man-eater" in there? >> "she's a rich girl," one of my favorites.
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♪ private eyes they're watching you ♪ ♪ they see your every move ♪ >> we're watching you, lara. >> i was just singing with you, robin. i love hall & oates too. i can't believe we couldn't find a song. we can on the "morning menu." here what's coming up on "gma," in "pop news" why princess kate will soon be spending time with tv royalty. paula patton is opening up about the first time -- for the first time about her life after splitting with robin thicke. we can't wait for "shark tank," of course. barbara is here, she's taken off the robe and choosing cards. these are your questions. she'll be answering them. we're going to "shark tank" your life coming up. and then, spend time with our friend, ginnifer goodwin. so happy that she's here. we have a great show coming up on "good morning america" so please don't go anywhere, right? >> right. >> you'll be happily ever after if you stay. seriously. ♪ "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by advil, the pain reliever that's built to be as fast as it is strong.
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with "iron man" and running in sequential order. you might need superhuman strength to keep our eyelids open for that long. boy, will it be worth it. the final movie will be the brand-new one "avengers: age of ultron." this supersized event takes place on april 29th. so check your local listings. i'm in. i think that sounds fun. i might need a bathroom break or two. also in "pop news" this morning, have you ever thought about who might play you in a movie about your life? >> halle berry. oh, sorry. sorry. >> how about josh hutcherson. "the hunger games" star joined forces with director ron howard and imagination to give fans the chance to have their ideas made into a hollywood short film in which josh will star. contestants have to submit a trailer based on an everyday moment in their lives. hutcherson and howard will then select a winner and produce the movie. yeah. who would play you, george? >> josh hutcherson.
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>> okay. >> amy. >> yeah. i want kate hudson. >> oh, that's a really good one. >> that is good. >> thank you. >> all right, but it's josh hutcherson for all of us. and that's not a bad choice. and then, finally, the downstairs group better start polishing the silverware at "downton abbey" because they're about to play host to real-life royals, the duchess of cambridge, to be exact. a big fan of the show is visiting the set of the hit pbs drama next week to meet the cast and the crew and take a tour of the set and she'll also watch a scene being filmed which i'm sure won't be stressful at all. so -- >> yeah, that's high pressure. >> a lot of pressure when she's watching, a big fan, as we all are, and that's "pop news," everybody. >> thanks for another great week of "pop news." >> thank you. >> thanks, lara. >> hope halle berry was listening. "heat index" coming up. let's go to rob. >> hey, guys, whoa! oh, my goodness. they are fired up. hey, it's time to wake up for narcolepsy. why did you come visit us today? >> we came to visit you to raise awareness for narcolepsy. it's sleep week and wake up
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narcolepsy is an advocacy organization that raised funds for research. >> perfect. you know, our own ginger zee suffers from that a little bit. so we are behind it 100%. this weather will certainly wake you up. all right. let's go on to d.c., this is what it looked like yesterday. reagan saw 5 inches of snow. people getting around on nordic skis in some cases and the chilly air with us but we will warm up as we go through the weekend. that's a quick check on your national outlook. here's what's >> good morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area microclimate forecast. check out sunshine. above-average temperatures. the warmest day at the coast with cooling and clouds over the weekend. showers next week. unfortunately, el nino will not help this year. mid-60s to nearly 70 along the coast and low-to-mid 70s for the rest of us. mainly in the 40s tonight. tomorrow morning, though, grab the coat. spring forward tomorrow night,
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we lose an >> ooh. it's a human smoke machine out here. you know, we're tired of this. all right, it's march. back to you guys inside. >> thank you, rob. first up on our "gma heat index," kelly clarkson, we saw her terrific spirit this week on "gma," and that is on display again as clarkson responds to some internet fat shaming with grace and confidence. "gma weekend" anchor paula faris has the story. ♪ this is my heartbeat song ♪ ♪ and i'm going to play it ♪ >> reporter: kelly clarkson is back with a new album, a new baby and a new fight. >> fans are like where have you been? and i'm like, creating a baby. it's not easy. >> reporter: after debuting "heartbeat song" on the popular uk show "graham norton live," clarkson was subjected to what appeared to be fat shaming by katie hopkins who tweeted "what happened to kelly clarkson? did she eat all of her backing singers"?
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hopkins, a british tv personality known for her grating and many times offensive comments, enraged critics but she didn't back down on "entertainment tonight." >> my advice, she needs to get out there with her stroller and do some pushing and get some of that weight off. ♪ miss independent ♪ >> reporter: clarkson responded telling "heat" magazine i've just never cared what people think. it's more if i'm happy and confident and feeling good. that's always been my thing and more so now since having a family. i don't seek out any other acceptance." >> what's most important to a new mom is the health of her baby, her health, not what size her jeans are. ♪ since you've been gone ♪ >> reporter: clarkson's had a busy year so far with her new album "piece by piece" climbing the charts and showing off her baby girl river to "people" magazine. >> kelly clarkson is all about making sure that her family is happy. she doesn't really care what other people think about her or say about her online. >> reporter: and visiting the "gma" studio.
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>> you said you love being a mom and that it changes your whole focus when it's not about you and it's about someone else. >> it's cool. everything becomes about home and my job is just fun. ♪ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ >> reporter: this new mom proving she's stronger every day. now, clarkson also responded to this critic by saying, quote, i'm awesome, it doesn't bother me. it's a free world. say what you will but clearly she has a healthy dose of confidence, but, robin and george, our society glamorizes new moms able to squeeze back in those skinny jeans in six to eight weeks, and can i just say it's not normal. it's just not. >> good point. >> all right, paula, thank up. >> that is one cute baby. >> adorable baby but she was here earlier this week. she's happy. >> i was going to say -- >> she's happy. >> i couldn't love her more. >> exactly. and how her fans respond to her saying they appreciate that she doesn't buy into the pressure of looking and being a certain weight. that she's authentic. >> she was glowing. >> yeah. that's the word.
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all right, next on the "heat index," paula patton opening up for the first time about her split with singer robin thicke. i had a chance to sit down with her the other day and we talked about the challenges she's faced and some new ones she's taking on as brand ambassador for ellen tracy. we are so delighted to spend a little time with you. you have so much going on that we want to talk about, but we also know, paula, that it has been a challenging time for you. so many people want to just know how you're doing. >> i'm doing really well, i mean, the honest truth, it has been challenging but it's been a year of growth, lots of healing, learning about all new things but i've come out of it stronger and my son is happy, and i'm very -- you know, i feel like everything happens for a reason and then you have to move on and grow from there. >> you know that you're not alone when it comes to marriages, relationships ending. >> yeah. >> yours with robin thicke, but not everybody has to go through it publicly, and so many people appreciate how you've handled it with such grace. what has gotten you through a difficult time?
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>> the truth is it's hard for me to say this, because i don't always do this, but it's being grateful for what you have. i mean it's so easy for all of us to focus on the negative things, but usually the positive in your life outweighs that and you have to just be thankful for what you have right now. and that's what i try to work on. my son also helps me with that. >> julian. >> the thing is you can't wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child and they're so full of life and wonder and he brings me so much joy. >> you are so busy. you're working on this new project with ellen tracy being the brand ambassador. how did this come about? >> it was kind of an amazing blessing. ellen tracy came to me and said would you like to be our brand ambassador? and i looked at the clothing and the clothing was amazing. it's really well made, classic clothing that's affordable, but what i liked about it was that you could like add your own twist to it. you could keep it classic and simple or you could make it as edgy or quirky as you want, add
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your personality is to it. its purpose was not just empower women but celebrate women and we made the campaign like a documentary through one of my most busy days, of course, which is catching me in different moments in my life. >> and so, this spring look and by the way you can ask me who am i wearing? >> i'm sorry. god, you look amazing, robin. >> what? >> who are you wearing? >> i'm wearing ellen tracy. your spring line actually, your design. >> no, stop it. >> yes, i am. >> it looks amazing on you. and i'm like, why didn't i get that dress? >> what has been fun for you in being creative in bringing this line? >> i just -- i love the clothes. i love the colors and i like adding my little, you know, my little touches to make it my own but i just -- i think it fits the body well. i love this dress. my dress is ellen tracy, and it fits the form but then it has this lovely ruffle, so you can eat lunch or dinner and not feel too self-conscious about it. i thought it was like such a great, clever design that i
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think many women will love. >> it is. so let's see some of your fashions. we have some models here with us. let's bring out crystal first. what is crystal wearing here? >> ooh, crystal, you look beautiful. this is one of my favorite pieces. it's called the zip sheath dress. >> yeah. >> see, that's cool. it's got a great edge with the zipper detail. you can do whatever you want with this. make it daytime. make it nighttime. >> you can dress it up or dress it down. >> exactly. >> that's what's always been about ellen, nice clean lines with ellen tracy. >> very much so. >> all right, crystal, thank you very much. and now katherine, tell us what she's wearing. >> i love this trench coat. it's one of my favorite pieces from the line. to me it's a classic thing that every woman needs in their wardrobe. you can wear it with jeans, you can wear it fancy, it's just a piece that you'll always have year in and year out. >> yeah. >> and a great dress too. see, i love these colors for spring. i just feel like when the sun hits, you like want color and it makes you happy. >> and spring is going to happen. spring is going to happen. >> it is going to happen in new york. it's coming. >> thank you very much.
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and alison, she's going to come out and tell us a little about what she has on. >> i love this dress. this just screams spring, doesn't it? >> it does. >> it's just like bright and cheery. it's got the cityscape at the bottom. the border print twill flair dress. see, that's a great cool accessory to add to it, fun shoes. you can do whatever you want with this but it's a classic line that looks good on so many women. >> oh, and everybody come out so we can see it all together. and so did you ever think that you would do something like this, paula? >> you know what, i think that you always kind of dream about it. i love clothes. i have fun with clothing. i think it's the way that we can kind of bring art to our lives. >> that's great, but you're not giving up your day job. abc pilot "rudder," which sounds so exciting. >> yes, i'm really excited about this show. it's a pilot so we don't know but we really hope it's going to be on abc, and it's about a woman that finds her life suddenly changed. >> and you'll have something to wear. >> yes. we will. absolutely. >> you said she has a great smile.
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>> i love her smile. >> she exudes warmth and she is in a good place. she didn't shy away about talking about anything. and when you have a 5-year-old running around you've got to be present and she is -- >> no option there. >> right, and ellen tracy has been around for 65 years as a brand and she's very excited to be a part of it. lara. >> thank you so much, robin. she does look great. talking about harrison ford's plane crash such an example of how life can change in an instant, and that's the name of a new docu-series debuting tonight on abc, and in it we'll see the story of don evans back from a tour in iraq. he and his wife rosie decided to move to alaska. they were flying home from a teaching conference when the unimaginable happened and proved how a father's love can overpower death. >> my dad came back from the military and told us that we're moving to alaska. >> i don't think there was a better place that i could have gone after iraq than alaska. then the reality starts to set in that, wow, we don't have employment. we don't have a job. now what are we going to do? >> i had always wanted to be a teacher and, you know, don is
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really good with kids and so it was like, all right, let's go to school together. >> so we had to fly from our village of van vick to the town of mcgraff. >> i could easily have said, listen, the weather has been iffy the past two days and was like, okay, there's a break in the weather, let's go. >> we wanted an alaska adventure. well, we are getting it. >> we saw the mountain and it was like the mountain was right there in front of us. >> the chance of surviving was very remote. >> both my legs were broken, my back was broken. i thought i was the only one that made it. >> and i remember just saying, dear god, please protect my family and my unborn child. >> i lost the baby. i lost the baby. [ wolves howling ] >> we start to hear wolves howl, and it was just like, come on, seriously. you hear so many stories, if i
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could have just told them, i could have just told this person that i love them or i could have just said a final good-bye, well, we had that moment. there was healing taking place in the most awkward of places. once morning came we heard the choppers, and it was the most beautiful sound. >> i continued on with my pregnancy, and i had a beautiful baby girl. >> everyone survives, and that's our story. >> wow. unbelievable, and you can watch more about the evans family heart-pounding story in our new series, "in an instant." that airs tonight, 9:00 p.m. right here on abc, and you can go inside another incredible survivor story tomorrow night when "in an instant" airs in its regular saturday night time slot. coming up here, though, we're going to "shark tank" your shower. two entrepreneurs dive into competition with their shower themed products and barbara corcoran will help them perfect them. all that and more coming up on "good morning america." ♪ it takes two to make it out of sight ♪ ♪ it takes two to make it out of
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we're looking at the chinese new year festival and pride tomorrow. from about 5:00úto 8:00. we'll drop down to about 56 by the end. let's talk about what's going on right now. everybody in the 40s and 50s now with half moon bay leading the way. today will be the warmest day at
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the coast with temperatures nearing 07near ing 70. the ♪ welcome back to "gma." great crowd here in times square this friday morning. dj friday with dj b-hen spinning us into the weekend. we were talking about who would play us. take a look right now. there we go right there. heidi klum. i wish i was 30 years younger, josh hutcherson and lara, kate hudson -- >> are you sure that's not a picture of me? [ laughter ] a girl can dream. >> and, of course, halle berry. >> and that's exactly what i was going to say, a girl can dream picking halle berry too. >> i like a "thelma and louise" style movie with halle and kate playing the roles of you and me. >> get the convertible out.
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>> wait a minute. you're not off the hook. what about you, rob? >> i'm totally off the hook here. absolutely. i like the "thelma and louise" angle. >> talk about yourself. >> who do you think would play you? >> you're very handsome. >> no, john candy -- no. >> rob lowe. >> rob lowe. >> a young clooney. a young clooney. >> a young clooney. >> hey, stop there. take clooney. >> george is the george. george is the george. >> also ahead this half hour, ginnifer goodwin is here, aka snow white from the hit series "once upon a time." she's here live. and the stars of "seinfeld" reuniting and jerry opening up about fatherhood. that's just ahead, as well. >> so happy he's here and then, hey, you may have noticed a lot of blue on the set today at "gma." the reason is because it's to raise awareness about colon cancer and how deeply it affects both men and women and a serious reminder we all need to stay on top of our screening and not just at 50 and older because it does impact so many people. >> yes, it really does.
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>> we need to get over to amy. >> yes, very important message, guy, thank you. it is time now for "shark tank" your life. two entrepreneurs about to face off both with shower-themed products. and you saw who is sitting next to me. barbara corcoran, welcome and thanks for being with us. >> can't wait to see these guys. >> we got viewers in on the fun. extra special testing out the products, home tested. how important is customer consumer feedback. >> customer consumer feedback online has replaced advertising. if the consumer loves you, you'll do well. if they don't forget about it. >> that makes sense. let's get right to our pitch-off right now. i see we have a lovely lady standing in the shower. we have p.j. mcguire and she says her morning invention could make your morning routine a whole lot easier. take it away, p.j. >> wrapperoo is the only multipurpose cape and towel.
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wrapperoo drys your hair and unlike traditional towels stays on your head. and wraperoo transforms into a waterproof cape. the cape will protect your skin and clothes from makeup, hair products, even root touch-up. look your best with no mess with wrapperoo. >> very nice job, p.j. a big round of applause. wow, they really like it. >> they love it. >> let's see what our home testers thought of p.j.'s product. >> honestly i didn't think it worked any better or worse than a towel would on your head, so in general i have to say that i would probably give it a thumbs down. >> i think that it serves its purpose. it keeps the water off of my clothes. i think that this is a good product, and i give it a thumbs up. >> all right. so some mixed reviews, barbara. your thoughts. >> i'm going to have to weigh in and say thumbs up for me because
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it stays put, which is a pain in the neck when you put a towel on your head but get rid of the cape idea. >> here's the full cape so you can see it in its actual transformation. you take it, transform it and now it's a cape. >> oh it's got two sides to it. >> this side is waterproof and this is a towel. >> great idea, get rid of the cape. >> all right, p.j., thank you so much. barbara has weighed in. up next we have karla call with a product that she thinks could revolutionize the way that we clean our shower, and she also has her helper chris stepping into our "shark tank" to demonstrate. take it away. >> america, your showers are getting gross. we've been in the dark ages for too long using sponges, rag, grout scrubbers squeegees and buckets to get the job done. it's time for an all in one cleaning tool. the shower shimmy, cleaning solution bristles and squeegee make cleaning the shower easy to do and easy on you.
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>> for this clean freak here, i like that but let's see what the viewers thought of it. take it away. >> it's easy to use, it's not a big mess, it smells good, and i think i can convince my kids to clean the shower with it so definitely the thumbs up. >> after trying the shower shimmy, i think that i would definitely buy this product and recommend it to friends. it's easy and convenient to use. >> thumbs up from the consumers. barbara, what do you think? >> i have to say the good news is there's a need for it. nobody likes all that clutter in the shower. the bad news is, it's not very well designed. it kind of looks industrial. i don't like the look of it. >> okay all right, so let's now see because, barbara, you get to decide -- >> yes. >> -- who the big winner is. we'll bring back p.j., come back out and it's time for barbara to pick the winner of the morning, the tension, you guys feel it? both pitches have been made. we can get a drum roll please, so barbara can make her big announcement, who wins the "shark tank" competition this morning. >> oh. oh.
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you. >> congratulations to karla. you get the "shark tank" trophy right here, and we also want to point out that today all of our winners from the "shark tank" your life segments have a spot on the wall and yours just now made it on the wall. how do you feel? >> awesome. thank you. >> so great. you're going to disney world, right? congratulations, great job, p.j., great job, karla, and thanks to barbara corcoran, as always. >> great job pitching. >> and remember to tune in to "shark tank" tonight on abc at 8:00 p.m. lara, over to you. >> both great ideas. congratulations, ladies. moving on to something that does affect us all we're going to talk about shoes now and we've heard about the dangers of high heels and if you put on a pair, you may feel it right away, but the alternative for many women, flats like these right here may, in fact, be hazardous to your health even possibly worse than those pumps. abc's mara schiavocampo
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explains. ♪ >> reporter: first so many women have these as a shoe staple sensible, comfy flats. but experts warn some of these shoes may have you walking to the doctor, possibly leading to a host of health problems that could even require surgery including a toe infection caused when tight, pointy-toed flats put pressure on toenails causing them to bend and become ingrown, which in some cases if left untreated could lead to a bone infection. that's exactly what happened to 17-year-old hannah butler, who needed surgery to remove ingrown toenails caused by repeated use of the wrong flats. >> the reason had to be something unnatural, something that i was doing. i brought my shoes in to my doctor, and he figured that that was causing the multiple ingrown toenails. >> reporter: experts say the problem happens because most women are unaware about what
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some flats are really doing to their feet. >> it's funny because so many women think that they're better off wearing flats than heels, but in reality flats can be worse than heels 100 times over. >> reporter: but don't throw away those flats just yet. experts say just swap the pointy-toed ones for a round or square-toed version giving your toes that all-important wiggle room alleviating pressure on the big toe. >> flats come in all different style, style,s all different times and construction. there are flats that are more flimsy than what we consider regular flats. you have to look at the shoe itself to determine if it's the right shoe for you. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> i think it's time to break out the fuzzy slippers. let's go out to rob with a final check on the weather. >> hey, lara, we are here with the sterling stars from houston texas. they've never seen snow before and they're giving you the jazz hands right there. we've got some west coast
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weather to deal with. santa anas will blow out there, 45 to 55 miles an hour and heat up too. dry, of course, with that offshore wind and warming up for everybody a little bit t good morning another spring like day with most of us in the low-to-mid 70s. most of us stay above average. a chance of showers in the middle of >> this weather report brought to you by hill and the reason they're doing jazz hands is because their toes are freezing out here. >> we're doing jazz hands in here for a different reason. we're so excited for a big announcement from two guests about a new program to put some very deserving students on a path to success in life and their careers. i'm joined by disney chief diversity officer paul richardson and dr. michael lomax, the president and ceo of uncf. i was just saying it's been a
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long time since i've seen you, doctor. good to see you again. paul, thank you for this. let everybody know about this announcement. >> good morning, robin, and good morning, america. we are so delighted to be here this morning to launch the walt disney company uncf corporate scholars program, and what this program will do is provide scholarships to deserving african-american high school students who are seeking higher education. >> we know that our sister network espn has a psa and discussing and showing and highlighting it. and just can you be -- give us more detail on how this program will put these young people on the path to success. >> yes, absolutely. so beginning march 16th, students will be able to apply for scholarships, and the program starts with those scholarships, and then in the fall we are going to also launch
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a career navigation site so that students can go on and discover what it's like to be in the entertainment industry and what careers are like in the entertainment industry. >> give them the tools they need to know how to navigate and move forward. >> exactly. >> dr. lomax, what are you going to be looking for with these young people and being able to be qualified for this scholarship? >> well, first of all, we're looking for high school seniors who know they're going to college in the fall and maybe haven't decided what they want to be when they complete college, so they're going to be very curious young people who are saying, i want from the very first day i set foot on a college campus to begin to think about what my opportunities are when i get my education. so we want them to be very curious, we want them to be open to careers in anything, and we want them to say, uh-oh, walt disney entertainment, maybe that's the place for me, and we also want them to have a financial need, which means
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everybody, and so it really is a good student who is curious, who wants to take control of his education or her education and think about life after it. >> so if it that student is watching at home right now or their parents, how do they become involved? >> it's real easy. just go to the "gma" website. >> okay. >> and then that will tell you where to go to apply, but realize, begin to get the information and then on march 16th get ready for what's going to be a very competitive race because i can tell you there are going to be tens of thousands of young people out there who want to be walt disney company uncf corporate scholars. >> always love your passion. so you're going to have the presentation. give it to paul so he can make it official. thank you, sal. >> dr. lomax, on behalf of the walt disney company it's my pleasure to present you with our $1 million commitment to uncf. >> and i'm very happy to accept your $1 million commitment, and thank you, robin, for making it possible. >> oh, no, no, no, no. hey, paul, dr. lomax, thank you
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very much. going to make it -- a mind is -- >> a terrible thing to waste. >> it is. >> but a wonderful thing to invest in. >> yes and which we're doing right here. and you can find out more about the walt disney company uncf corporate scholarship scholars program on our website as dr. lomax said at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! hey yahoo! is coming up next to talk about fatherhood. come on back. ♪ ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing good for me around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of craving something that i can't have ♪ ♪ turn around, barbara ♪ ♪ forever i've been praying for a snack in my life ♪ ♪ and now i have a brownie ending all of my strife ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ ♪
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in his megahit sitcom jerry seinfeld was a committed bachelor but in real life the comedian is a real-life father of three who helped his wife jessica start baby buggy helping parents in need. seinfeld opened up to abc's rachel smith about being a dad and even reunite edd with some of his "seinfeld" co-stars all chipping in for baby buggy's fatherhood initiative. >> you have 've got to see the baby. when are you going to see the baby? can't they send us a tape? >> reporter: he famously tried to avoid seeing the baby on his hit series "seinfeld," but in real life, jerry seinfeld is a devoted father of three. what was the most challenging thing that you had to tackle as a dad in that infant stage? >> i did have a kid throw up in a sink one time. one of the biggest things of being a dad is get the throw-up in the toilet, not the sink. you know why? you can't flush a sink. >> this is true. but who is jerry seinfeld, the dad, the father of three? >> well, a dad is -- for most
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dads i think it's something that you learn. for moms it seems to be that they just have it. >> reporter: after giving birth to their first child 14 years ago, jerry's wife jessica knew she was destined to help mothers in need launching a charity called baby buggy in 2001 providing 8 million items like clothing, cribs, strollers and car seats to nearly 140 anti-poverty programs across america. >> as jerry calls us, which is such a great term, we're a friend of a family. >> reporter: and it's not just for moms. baby buggy has expanded its reach to fathers, as well. >> when the father is involved in the kid's life, the kid tends to do well. >> reporter: the stand-up comedian hosting the charity's first los angeles fatherhood lunch this week, even reuniting with "seinfeld"'s co-stars jason alexander and michael richards. >> when i see fathers do a great job, it just makes me smile. >> i was brought up without a father so i've had to deal with security issues. >> reporter: so far, the baby buggy fatherhood initiative
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donating nearly 340,000 items to more than 20,000 dads and their kids. >> making sure that fathers have the resources and the tools to parent in a way that's meaningful in a child's life. >> what do you think dads are doing right these dads? >> any dad that's just hanging in there is doing a lot right. the dads that just refuse to quit that's winning in life, i just refuse to quit. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rachel smith abc news, beverly hills. >> that fatherhood initiative doing a lot of good work. coming up, lara will talk to ginnifer goodwin from "once upon a time."
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so so we might be really sick of the snow. we were just discussing that but we never get tired of snow white. so good to have ginnifer goodwin back with us this morning, star of the hit abc show "once upon a time." season four heating up with those queens of darkness arriving in storybrooke searching for something set in motion by a strange meeting
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back in fairy tale land. take a look. >> regina. >> show yourself. >> no one is hiding. >> maleficent. >> i was afraid you wouldn't recognize me. have you met my associates cruella and ursula? >> what do you want with us? >> relax, dear prince, we are not here to fight. we're here to make a deal. >> i mean, three nasty ladies, deliciously nasty. >> so juicy. >> what do they want with you and that adorable husband of yours? >> he is an adorable husband. they want to make a deal involving regina's soon to come curse. this gathering took place about 29 years ago. >> oh. interesting. and i know you can't -- you cannot tease any details of this secret that you and prince charming are harboring, we'll say, but if this secret -- i'm going to try to ask it in a different way to get some scoop for our audience.
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if this secret were to be revealed could you tell us who would be most affected? >> oh, absolutely. >> oh, good. >> yes. >> i did well. i should be a lawyer. >> you should be. i'll give it to you. emma. uh-huh. >> aha. did not see that one coming. >> yes, some big, big, big -- >> and trust me, america, you got to get on board with this show because it is really juicy and it's fun to play the dark characters. >> oh, my gosh, yes. >> they seem like they're chewing up the scenery. >> oh they're brilliant. they're so fun to interact with. >> we have a lot of twitter questions for you. swann jones asks, will we see snow white and emma bond this season? >> we will actually see their existing bond threatened. >> really? >> by the great secret. >> oh, my goodness gracious with the secret. >> uh-huh. >> if you can't get enough of ginnifer can you also see her playing tinker bell's best friend. tell us about your new movie role. you're like disney magic. >> i just beg and beg and -- >> they keep coming back. >> yes.
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i play fawn in "tinker bell and the legend of the neverbeast," which is the latest in the tinker bell franchise of movies and i really, really love it. >> yeah well you really love disney so much that you admitted you auditioned even for "frozen." >> oh, yes and "tangled" and i mean i've auditioned for everything since 2001. >> please don't stop. >> never. >> please don't stop. we love having you in the disney family. thanks for the little juicy tidbit. everybody, "once upon a time" airs sundays, i can't
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. the . good morning. i'm kristen sze.. well, they're off, 12,000 lights that have sparkled on the bay bridge won't be on for nearly a year. let's check in with mike nicco. >> enjoy your time there. 62 with sunshine at 5:00. a jacket will be needed by 8:00. seven to ten degrees above average from mid 60s to upper 60s along the coast. low to mid 70s for us. a little bit cooler at the coast for the rest of us. >> a severe traffic advisory is in effect here at woodside road.
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>> it's live with "kelly and michael." jada pinkett smith and star of "once upon a time" ginnifer goodwin. and performing their hit, rixton. all next on live.

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