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good morning, america. high alert. the u.s. orders sweeping security changes for airports and stepped up checks for all direct flights to the u.s. as president obama weighs in for the first time on that downed passenger jet. was it blown out of the sky by a bomb that slipped through security? tornadoes tearing through the south overnight. powerful winds ripping the roof off this building. cars destroyed. hail puncturing holes through windows, blinding downpours and the storm is moving east this morning. ben carson facing new questions about his life story. accusations he made up his violent past, the gop front-runner's claims of attacking people with hammers, bats, even stabbing someone. while hillary clinton stays up late and weighs in on her husband. >> if i were going to run against him, would i win? yeah. and found.
a little boy who vanished 13 years ago in alabama discovered in ohio kidnapped by his father and living under a fake name. how the boy helped find himself. his mom's reaction when she found out he was alive and well. and we do say good morning, america, on this friday morning. and what an incredible story. can you imagine searching for your child for 13 years? >> no. wow. >> unbelievable. the family is overjoyed right now and i can only imagine as you're talking about what that first hello was like after all that. we'll get to that. but right now, let's get right to the stepped-up security at the world's airports. look at three of the busiest airports in this country this morning, hartsfield-jackson, atlanta, l.a.x. and washington dulles, a crackdown on security involving luggage handling expected there, and at the hundreds of overseas airports that fly directly to the u.s.,
as investigators try to figure out what took down that plane in egypt. abc's brian ross starts us off. good morning, brian. >> reporter: well, good morning, george. according to the chairman of the house homeland security committee, the u.s. as soon as this weekend is expected to order sweeping security changes for all flights coming nonstop to the u.s. from some 275 foreign airports, focused on luggage handling and airport personnel, a direct result of the growing consensus that a bomb brought down that russian jet after being smuggled past lax security at the egyptian airport where it took off. the sharpened focus today on overseas security comes after u.s. and british intelligence say they discovered an astounding lack of security at the airport in sharm el sheikh. and fears that if it was a bomb that isis had an insider there with access to the luggage hold and may have infiltrated other airports, as well, which unlike sharm el sheikh have direct flights to the u.s. >> the last chance, if you will, to catch something like a bomb
on an airplane. ♪ >> reporter: u.s. and british officials tell abc news the strongest evidence so far that a bomb blew this russian plane out of the sky comes from isis itself, from electronic intercepts of terrorists talking specifically about a bomb. president obama has now weighed in for the first time. >> i think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board. and we're taking that very seriously. >> reporter: yet almost a week after the crash there is still no hard evidence of what precisely happened to the jet and u.s. intelligence officials told select members of congress at a classified briefing thursday but that the bomb theory is still far from certain. >> well, i think it's going to take forensic examination of the wreckage of the plane, examination of the bodies, and a full investigation at sharm el sheikh airport. >> reporter: and this morning, at that airport, chaos as thousands of western tourists are stranded.
with flights to britain and germany canceled. they've been told there will be flights to take them home but not with their luggage. that will come later on a separate flight, robin. >> all right, brian, thank you. and as you know, all of this is raising questions about the possible threat to american airline passengers. and joining us now from washington is john pistole, former head of the tsa and now president of anderson university. you used to run the tsa, john. what are your biggest concerns right now? >> well, good morning, robin. yes, my concerns are, one, that if this is a terrorist incident that it's not isolated, it's not a singular incident that there may be other people similar situated who are wanting to do something and are poised to do that. the second concern is that if there is a new technique that has been used, a new type of explosive device, then that also creates additional concerns. >> a lot of people are talking about checked bags, both here and overseas, so what should the concerns be there, john? >> well, i think it's not only
checked bags, but if that is the situation, then additional scrutiny would need to be applied through explosive detection machines and actually the human inspection of those bags, but it applies both to that -- those items which would be carried on by potential suicide bombers. on flight like we had with abdulmutallab and richard reid, the shoe bomber. >> you talked about something a while ago about these undetectable bombs and, again, we don't know exactly what the scenario is with the flight that just recently went down but you did raise a red flag about that and there seems to be growing concern about that now. >> well, right, and i think you're referring to the nonmetallic improvised explosive device, which is the underwear bomb or some of those other types, which could get through traditional metal detectors and
walk through them and things like that. but in this instance, it may have been that, but it's more likely it is sounding that it was something that was smuggled on board that flight which may have been done by an unwitting airport worker thinking that they were being paid a bribe to smuggle money or contraband or drugs on a flight but actually smuggled explosives on. so, that's the concern there. >> so much more work to be done. john, thanks for joining us. >> and many more questions ahead. we're going to turn now to that storm slamming the south overnight, tornadoes reported in oklahoma and texas where downpours and powerful winds left a trail of destruction. ryan owens reports from dallas. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning to you, we're in the parking lot of a bank building here north of ft. worth. let me step out of the way and you can absolutely see what happened here. that is some sheet metal that came off the roof of this building, blew right off onto cars in the parking lot below. >> the roof of the building just
[ bleep ] blew off. >> reporter: a reported tornado touches down right on top of this bank building north of ft. worth, texas. >> i'm going to call 911. >> reporter: the winds ripped down pieces of the roof tossing them onto cars below. flying sheets of metal raining down just an hour before the end of the workday. >> and all of a sudden we started hearing a swirling sound, it was very terrifying. >> reporter: somehow no one is hurt. but plenty of cars are damaged. across north texas a line of torrential, blinding rain. this funnel cloud spotted earlier in the day. >> and all of a sudden trees started cracking. >> reporter: the same storm illuminating the sky, hail leaving holes in cars. in oklahoma, flying debris made for a driving adventure. this semi losing control and jackknifing. utility poles getting knocked to the ground. in kansas, winds and rain practically halting traffic. and in arkansas, transformers
igniting after power lines were tossed to the ground. there is no structural damage to the office building behind me but given that it's friday, they'll close today so they can clean up quite the mess here in the parking lot. a cleanup that feels a whole lot more like a storm we would see in spring than in november, robin. >> it does seem that way, ryan, thank you. the race for president now, and this morning, and gop candidate ben carson is coming under fire facing questions about stories he tells on the stump about his violent past. abc's tom llamas is in the studio with us with that. good morning, robin, good morni. back in january dr. carson said he welcomed the vetting process, actually welcomed being under the magnifying glass and right now that's exactly where he finds himself. this morning, dr. ben carson facing new accusations claiming he made up part of his compelling life story which he mentions frequently on the campaign trail. >> at age 14 another teenager angered me and i had a large
camping knife and i tried to stab him in the abdomen and fortunately under his clothing he had on a large metal belt buckle and the knife blade struck with such force that it broke. >> reporter: but cnn says several friends, neighbors and classmates don't recall that ever happening. >> i was a little surprised by it. >> reporter: back in 2000 carson recalled the same story in a documentary, going into detail about his violent temper. >> i would hit people with hammers and bats, throw rocks at people, almost put a guy's eye out one time. tried to even hit my own mother in the head with a hammer. >> reporter: carson calls the investigation comical and claims cnn interviewed the wrong people. >> i want to point out how silly >> this doesn't come close to what you guys are trying to do in my case. >> reporter: and he's also now under fire from gay rights
groups for saying this. >> how about we have a transgender bathroom? it is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable. >> reporter: his recent comments following another unorthodox move. his campaign releasing this rap ad running today in several cities. ♪ if we wanna get america back on track we got to vote ben carson a matter of fact ♪ >> reporter: it's pretty catchy but that's actually not carson rapping. the campaign says the strategy is to appeal to younger black voters which at this point in the race republicans usually don't go after. >> another debate, of course, coming up next week so who is in, who is out? give us the starting lineup. >> big, big news. now, there's only eight. i know we say only eight. but let's take a look at the lineup right now, the two people missing, governor chris christie and mike huckabee. this is not good for their campaigns. the stage will be smaller because of low polling numbers those two won't be there. they'll be in the lower card debate so we'll see how this changes the debate. >> there will be a lot of attention again on this debate. >> andn whether you can get back on once you're off. we'll find out. tom, thanks.
now, we're going to move to those candid comments from president george h.w. bush. putting his son jeb in a tough tough spot as he runs for the same position. the new biography about him from jon meacham. jon karl here with the details. he takes off on cheney and rumsfeld calling the former defense secretary an arrogant fellow who served george w. bush badly. >> reporter: george, this is something we've really never seen before, a big bush family dispute bursting forward into the public. bush's sons, george w. and jeb absolutely revere their father but now both are forced to respond to elder bush's pointed criticism of cheney and rumsfeld and by extension of george w. bush himself. in a statement bluntly disagreeing with his father, george w. bush said, i am proud to have served with dick cheney and don rumsfeld. dick cheney did a superb job as vice president. i was fortunate to have him by my side throughout my presidency. don rumsfeld ably led the pentagon and was an effective
secretary of defense. as for bush, he told me, jeb bush, he told me just this week that his father is the greatest man alive, but he is now siding with his brother on all this. listen to this. >> my brother is a big boy. his administration was shaped by his thinking, his reaction to the attack on 9/11. i think my dad like a lot of people that love george wanted to create a different -- >> reporter: one particularly awkward tidbit in this is that the book says jeb bush tried to get his father to drop vice president dan quayle from the ticket when he ran for re-election. quayle just endorsed jeb bush last week. >> meanwhile, donald rumsfeld had a pretty pointed response saying that the former president, the elder president bush is getting on in years. >> reporter: yeah, this probably won't sit well with either bush camp. he said bush 41 is getting on in years and misjudges bush 43. they may disagree with their father but i don't think either
jeb or george w. would particularly appreciate, you know, that kind of a comment from don rumsfeld. >> awkward stuff, jon karl, thanks very much. and robin, you'll sit down with hillary clinton on monday. >> right, traveling to new hampshire next week to talk with her. >> okay. but now to another bizarre twist in the case of that illinois police lieutenant who staged his own suicide. invegs gators now say he considered hiring a hit man, investigators say, to take out the woman who may have exposed his illegal activity. abc's alex perez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, new details on lieutenant joe gliniewicz's plan to cover up his tracks. investigators say that in addition to embezzling tens of thousands from a police department youth program he directed, text messages show the officer nicknamed g.i. joe even considered killing village administrator anne marrin. >> he wanted to speak to this high-ranking motorcycle gang member to initiate a hit on the village manager. >> reporter: police say marrin had ordered an audit of his program demanding a full report of its finances.
>> it's a very scary thought that an officer who is sworn to uphold the law would even attempt to think to do something like that. >> reporter: authorities say fearing he would be exposed gliniewicz killed himself with his own gun in september shooting himself twice in an elaborate plan to make it seem like he had been gunned down in the line of duty. at the time, many here embracing his family while police search for suspects that they now say never existed. for two months his widow insisting he would never take his own life. >> there were things that were happening in our life that people who are going to commit suicide would never do. >> reporter: but, according to abc affiliate wls, authorities are now investigating the lieutenant's widow and son in connection with his embezzlement scheme. and an investigator tells me he can neither confirm nor deny whether the lieutenant's family is now part of the criminal investigation. in a statement through their attorney, the family has only
said they have been cooperating with the investigation. robin. >> thank you, alex. now, amy has the morning's other top stories starting with a deadly bus crash. >> that's right. police say at least six people have died after a charter bus hit a bridge abutment on interstate 40 near little rock, arkansas. one witness reports seeing the bus drift before the crash. that bus was heading to texas from michigan and was reportedly carrying migrant workers. also breaking at this hour, an environmental disaster in southeastern brazil after a dam broke there burying a small town in toxic sludge from an iron mine, at least 17 people are dead. dozens of others are missing and rescue teams are having trouble reaching the town. and encouraging news about the u.s. economy this morning the labor department reports 217,000 jobs were created last month, far more than the number expected. construction and he'll care industries saw major gains. the unemployment rate dropped to 5% the lowest since april of
2008. the growth could prompt the federal reserve to raise interest rates next month. and finally it pays nice to be -- it pays to be nice to grandma or better put may cost you if you're not. an 85-year-old woman in europe decided to shred all of her cash instead of leaving it to her family. before she died she shredded $1.1 million and left it on her bed but then in a twist, the central bank in austria stepped in and told the family if the origin of the money is assured then, of course, it can all be replaced so it looks like grandma's heirs will inherit the cash after all but i still think it's a good idea to be nice to grandma. >> great idea. >> do we know what she was so mad about. >> no, we do not know. apparently, extremely angry. >> yes, thank you, amy. you know, kids all over the country are playing in rubber sports fields but are they safe? the new questions in just 30 seconds.
back at 7:17 with safety concerns about crumb rubber playing fields. you see them everywhere and abc's mary bruce has the story. >> reporter: this morning, a turf war is brewing. over turf. it's called crumb rubber. little pellets made from ground up tires used as turf on more than 10,000 athletic fields and playgrounds around the country. star athlete world cup champion abby wambach voicing concerns. >> what's in those little rubber pellets? >> reporter: some say these tiny
pellets contain potentially dangerous carcinogens left over from discarded tires and on the field some players say those pellets can easily get into your mouth and eyes leaving them wondering about possible health effects. the industry maintains there is no known link between crumb rubber and cancer. the synthetic turf council telling abc news that after more than 50 studies results have shown no elevated health risks associated with it but they also support any new or expanded research. the head of the epa telling our sister network espn's "e:60" that's worth taking a closer look. >> there is no evidence yet that's making these links, but that doesn't mean we're dismissing the concerns. >> reporter: lawmakers aren't satisfied with the studios so far calling an independent federal investigation. >> what we need to know how widely and in what amounts these chemicals are used in the crumb rubber and what kinds of effects they can have. >> reporter: now, in the meantime, lawmakers are asking those federal regulators to
issue new guidelines explaining how you can limit your family's exposure to these little rubber shreds. george and robin. >> that's a lot to look into. >> thank you, mary. thank you very much. much more ahead this friday morning. new details about that missing 5-year-old boy finally found 13 years later with his dad. how his father kept their identity a secret for so long and the school counselor who helped the teen finally uncover the truth. that and so much more ahead on this friday morning edition of "gma." come on back. come on back. "gma." come on back.
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welcome back to "gma." you are looking at washington dulles airport this morning. new security measures expected there, at airports all around the world, a response to the growing consensus that a bomb brought down that passenger jet in egypt. >> investigators are still looking for answers right now. oil giant exxonmobil is under investigation, accused of lying to investors and the public about the risk of climate change and its impact. the company denies those allegations. and hillary clinton making a late-night appearance stopping by to see our good friend, jimmy kimmel, talking about her chances running against her husband for president. >> he would run again. >> he would? >> yeah, i don't want you to tell anybody that, but if he could, he would. if i were going to run against him, would i win? yeah.
>> what else is -- you have to have that kind of confidence if you're going to run for president. >> that would be a debate a lot of people would tune in to. >> absolutely. unbelievable. >> you got that right. also this morning, the little lab that could. you got that coming up, lara. >> oh, this story is unbelievable. you guys have heard of doggie paddling. an extreme case. this dog's determination, he saved his own life, an amazing rescue story coming up in our "speed feed." you do not want to miss this. >> one strong swimmer, thanks. but we're going to begin with that alabama boy missing for 13 years discovered in ohio living under a different name with the father who took him away when he was 5. abc's david wright is in cleveland with the story. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is the home where young julian hernandez lived with his dad, a stepmom and a little stepsister. he was an honor student headed to college in the fall and then his world came crashing down with the discovery that he was missing and he didn't even know it. this morning, a high school in a
hoodie emerged from that house, wanting nothing to do with the cameras waiting outside. this 5-year-old kid who loved fishing, watching movies and eating at chuck e. cheese pizza went missing for 13 years until he essentially found himself. >> my understanding is that he was applying to college, that there was some discrepancy in his social security number because both he and his dad were living under false names. >> reporter: that's not what he looks like now. it's the image authorities worked with for years as they sought to track him down using age progression technology. authorities say the young man first became aware something was wrong when his social security number kept coming up invalid on his college financial aid forms. >> he worked with his own school counselor and it was discovered that he was on the national database for missing and exploited children. >> reporter: back in 2002, julian's dad bobby hernandez was supposed to drop him off at his alabama preschool but, according to the database, the father
withdrew cash from his bank accounts and fled with julian taking some of the child's clothing, his stuffed orca whale and his soft baby afghan. >> the vestavia police department began their investigate and followed up on every lead they received over the years. >> reporter: so, when the alabama police told the mother the good news -- >> she was like, really? >> reporter: she was understandably apprehensive. >> it was just great for me to be able to tell a mother that all this time he's been alive and he is doing well. >> this case really just serves as a reminder to parents and loved ones who are looking for missing children to never give up hope. >> reporter: the father now in custody faces felony charges. >> he was quite surprised when, you know, he was apprehended but i think, you know, he saw it coming someday, he just didn't know when or where. >> reporter: we're told that julian is now in contact with his mother. they're asking for privacy at this point. the father faces a probable cause hearing here in cleveland next week.
he's facing possible identity theft and fraud charges here, as well as felony charges related to the abduction in alabama. george, robin. >> wow, his own attorney says he saw it coming. >> yeah, but this is why families never give up hope. you just never know. david, thank you for that. now to that murder mystery on the hudson. angelika graswald charged with killing her fiance while on a kayaking trip. now she's speaking out about what she says really happened and "20/20" anchor elizabeth vargas is here to give us a sneak peek. >> that's right, robin, this has got to be one of the most unusual methods of murder anybody has ever heard of and that's why this case has attracted so much attention. angelika graswald is in jail on $9 million bond. she doesn't have a prayer of posting it. police say the motive was money and the murder weapon was a recreational kayak. did you kill vince? >> no. >> that day? >> no, i loved him. i didn't do it. >> reporter: angelika graswald speaking out on camera for the
first time since being charged with the murder of her fiance, vincent viafore. prosecutors say she sabotaged his kayak and caused it to sink during a trip on the hudson river. >> i don't see him. oh, my god. >> can you see the kayak still? >> no, the kayak went underwater. >> reporter: the case made national headlines specifically for graswald's behavior after the incident, posting videos of herself doing cartwheels on facebook, doing yoga in a police interrogation room and, according to prosecutors confessing to murder, sort of. >> i wanted him dead and now he's gone, and i'm okay with that. >> why would you say something like that? >> well, they kept asking me the same questions like a hundred times and i knew that i was innocent and i was at my breaking point. i just -- i had it. so i just gave them what they wanted. >> reporter: angelika says when
she walked into that interrogation room she had no idea she was suspected of murder. >> they told me it was going to be like a therapy session. they were -- >> a therapy session? >> it's therapy for you. like i said, you will feel better. >> you will too. >> what did you think that meant? >> i thought they meant that they were trying to help me and i could open up and i didn't need a lawyer. >> pretty naive actually. >> yeah, right. now, i know. >> reporter: police arrested graswald that very night. >> we believe that she intentionally caused his death. >> reporter: arguing that she intentionally removed that plug from vincent's kayak allowing it to fill with water and sink. >> why didn't he have that plug in there? >> he didn't have it because i guess i had it. >> reporter: so we went to the hudson with todd wright, a top kayak safety expert. now, this is the infamous plug. >> it is. >> that prosecutors say angelika removed in a plot to kill vince.
but this plug is, what, half an inch in diameter. >> look at how large the cockpit is where the seat is. there's a lot of water that can enter that. that's a big hole. >> reporter: that plug is tiny and our experiments showed that this kayaker had no trouble crossing the hudson in an identical kayak with the plug removed. did you kill vince? >> no. >> that day? well, prosecutors will have to prove their case. there is a gag order right now under way for both the defense and the prosecution so they can't answer a lot of these questions which is all the things that you would have to take into account in order to make that murder happen. i mean, she's charged with premeditated murder as well as manslaughter so they have both ways to go. you both were asking why would she say the things she said in that interrogation room. it's important to note she was in there for 11 hours. it's a small room with no
windows. she wasn't allowed out. a lot of people say a lot of strange things after many hours of police questioning. >> you've heard people say that over the years, they are just beaten down but your experiment by taking the plug out of the kayak -- >> there was no way it would have flooded by going through that tiny plug. vince wasn't wearing a wetsuit. the water was very cold. he would have been incapacitated within two minutes they say at 48-degree water temperature. he wasn't wearing a lifevest. she was tiny. he was a big built man so the fact that, could she have saved him? should she have saved him? >> prosecution not backing off at all. >> not at all. >> thank you for coming in. you can see much more of elizabeth's story on "20/20" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on abc. coming up, a parenting alert about the blinds that may be in your home. the cords that could become a huge threat to your children. come on back. the same hands. same eyes. same laugh. and since she's had moderate alzheimer's disease, i've discovered we have the same fighting spirit, too. that's why i asked her doctor about new once-a-day namzaric™. vo: new namzaric is approved for moderate to severe alzheimer's disease
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>> i somehow got gavin off the window blinds but i don't actually remember lifting him off. >> reporter: gavin was left with a welt across his neck but that was all. >> regular. >> reporter: today he is a senior in high school. >> i'm glad that it's out there and that it saved the lives of other children that have been fortunate enough to have parents who have seen that video. >> reporter: unfortunately since the day of gavin's accident almost 14 years ago, the consumer products safety commission estimates well over 100 american children have died somehow caught in window blind cords. >> brian, i see decades and i'm talking decades about children once a month getting hanged to death by these products and it's got to stop. >> these are many different types of samples. >> reporter: elliott kay, the chairman of the consumer products safety commission, says cordless versions solve the problem. >> look at that. it's beautiful. >> reporter: but that the industry continues to make and sell the more dangerous sets with cords. >> i think it's disgusting.
i really do. >> reporter: executives of the big three american companies that sell window blinds would not agree to appear on our report. mr. de santi, brian ross from abc news. nor would the head of the window blind trade group. i wanted to ask you some questions about the children to died in the window blind accidents. can you talk about that at all, sir? >> no. >> reporter: the industry says it has introduced a rank of safety features that have reduced the number of deaths as seen in this video but it says the most important step is not to ban blinds with cords but to educate parents that blinds with cords should not be in homes with children. yet working with abc affiliates across the country who went shopping for window blinds, we found that message is not getting through in many places. >> when you have the cord you could just tie it. >> reporter: in some cases store employees were helpful. >> that's why cordless is a really good option when you have tots. >> reporter: but in many others, employees did not seem to have
been very well trained about the danger of corded window blinds. >> is there a safety issue or anything like that? >> mmm, no, i don't think so. >> reporter: in the last few weeks ikea and target have both taken all window blinds with cords off their shelves. they now only sell cordless blinds. walmart, home depot and lowe's say they will do the same thing by the end of 2018. >> and hopefully others will follow suit, thank you. coming up, that dog lost at sea for hours. how he was rescued. happy ending. >> doggie paddle. doggie paddle. how he was rescued. happy ending. >> doggie paddle. doggie paddle. oops. nana's got the kids til 9... but it's only 2. guess you'll just have to see a movie... ...then get some dinner. what a pity.
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pfr. >> good morning. evening commuters may face delays and near 280 in san francisco because of construction on the city's central subway. over the next eight days crews will link existing light rail tracks to the completed subway tunnel. mike nicco is here. good morning, everybody. a lot of sunshine out here. let me show you the numbers for your microclimate. we're pretty much in the mid to upper 60s until we get to inland east bay and north bay, 70s today and again tomorrow with increasing high clouds. light rain best sunday morning, showers monday morning, temperatures in the 50s and 60s, then sunshine and warmer next week. leyla? we have an accident heading away from walnut creek on highway 24. a couple of cars are involved here, blocking a lane. westbound side of 24 just past 680 slow out of pleasant hill
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and a huge sexting scandal rocks a high school. as many as 500 teens involved. the secret apps they used to hide the photos. and we're going to have what authorities are telling parents now. startling medical mystery. seven sisters all diagnosed with breast cancer. >> do you have a gut feeling about what it is, why it is, all seven of you? >> all of the sisters speaking out together this morning. and only on "gma," a superstar athlete speaking out for the first time, walking away from one of the biggest moments of his career. >> i'm just here to say that this disease has no color, no age, and it's very serious. >> cc sabathia and his wife amber open up about their struggle. and "gma" turns 40. we're cooking up a great celebration.
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>> bucket list done. and then look across the way over here, this morning we're celebrating 40 delicious years of food on "gma." mario, sara and emeril. and we are going to have the most searched for recipe of all time. do not show it yet, guys. >> all right. >> i wonder who it could be. i wonder who it could be. who could it be? >> we'll find out in a little bit. thank you all. >> let's go inside to amy with the morning rundown. >> good morning, everyone. and the big story this morning sweeping new security measures at airports around the world amid growing fears that the crash of a russian passenger jet in egypt was an act of terrorism. homeland security is expected to order stepped up screening on all direct flights to the u.s. focusing on luggage and airline workers. intelligence officials intercepted chatter about a bomb. they say isis may have had an insider at the airport in egypt who gained access to the luggage on that russian jet.
well, the next debate in the race for president won't be as crowded d as the previous ones. chris christie and mike huckabee will not be on stage for the primetime debate next week because their poll numbers don't meet the requirements. only eight candidates will debate in prime time, and one of them will be dr. ben carson. he is now dismissing new questions about his acts of violence as a young man. carson acknowledging using fictitious names in the stories he told about his past but calls a media investigation into them, quote, pathetic. well, shock and shame in colorado this morning as hundreds of high school students are caught in a sexting scandal accused of using their phones to share nude pictures. some could face serious charges, abc's clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: this morning, a sexting scandal alleging half of a high school student body illegally exchanged photos of naked student bodies. >> hundreds of images of our students. >> reporter: officials in canon city, colorado, say the scandal involves as many as 500 teens at the local high school.
the principal says the students used smartphone apps designed to keep those pictures hidden. >> it's a photo vault app. it's an app that is free. you enter the right password, and that's where your photo vault is. >> reporter: so many football players are allegedly involved, the team is forfeiting this weekend's game. overnight emergency meetings were held with concerned parents. >> are there adults involved and what's going to happen? you know, how far is this going to go. >> reporter: authorities are considering suspensions, expulsions and some students may face felony criminal charges. a conviction would force them to register as a sex offender. >> this could cause them not to get into the college they want, not to get the scholarship they're going for. >> reporter: officials say their advice is to monitor your kid's device. >> get into it. see what they're actually doing. >> reporter: for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> good advice, indeed, thank you, clayton. a big surprise for a couple in massachusetts.
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♪ the story of my life welcome back to "gma." this morning there is a real medical mystery. seven sisters, all with breast cancer. oh, goodness. despite no strong family history of the disease. it's a story that has a lot of people buzzing, and abc's linzie janis is here with that story for us. linzie. >> reporter: good morning. these sisters truly are a unique case, and their doctor is still trying to find out why they all got sick. these seven sisters share more than most. raise your hand if you've had breast cancer. each and every one of them has had the same disease, some more than once.
they're a medical mystery stumping their doctors. it started back in 1995 with betty, who is the oldest. then over the next 20 years, it was one after the other. what was going through your minds? >> who's next? >> how come it's taking so long for me to get it? >> reporter: each time the sisters rallying around whomever was sick, and until last year they all thought nancy might be the one exception to their unlucky rule. >> you have to be adopted. i know you're adopted. >> reporter: but nancy's breast cancer is by far the most advanced and has hit them all hard. >> when nancy got it, i passed out. i was -- hers was the worst. stage 4, the very worst. crushed. every one of us were in tears. >> reporter: there's no strong family history of the disease and their doctor says they're negative for the brca breast cancer genes. do you have a gut feeling about what it is, why it is, all seven of you? >> they don't know.
>> reporter: some of them wonder if it was the coal plant they grew up next to in south boston. >> the dust would go on all the sheets. >> reporter: dr. irene kuter from massachusetts general hospital has treated six of the seven women. >> i haven't seen as many individuals in one family like this. they're a fighting family. >> reporter: while an environmental or genetic link is still possible, she's exploring another theory. >> maybe it's something unusual, maybe it's a virus. >> reporter: if it turned out a virus sparked their cancer, it means there's a chance these brave sisters could end up teaching the world something new about breast cancer. and the belmont sisters say they have one message for other women, they say if like them you test negative for this brca gene, it doesn't mean you're off the hook. still have those recommended mammograms and ultrasound tests as indicated by your doctor. >> well, because we've heard a lot about that gene and not a lot of women or people do have it. >> a lot of people don't know -- >> i tested negative, by the
way, for the gene, as well. >> i did too. >> we both obviously are survivors so that's not the only way. >> i lost my mother to breast cancer and took the test and was negative. i'm going to stay on top of my screenings. >> i didn't know that. >> a lot of people don't know that only 5% to 10% of people with these gene mutations actually, actually get breast cancer, so it's just 5% to 10%. >> there's a lot we don't know is the bottom line. >> it's just one piece of the puzzle. >> because when i was first diagnosed, i was just so shocked when they said the vast majority of people don't have a family history. >> well, you're the one that told me that. >> over 80% of people don't have a prior history. >> we all fit into the average woman and we are just as at risk as anybody else. >> and these seven sisters, all of them with breast cancer and no gene. >> unbelievable. >> glad they have each other, a family like that together. yeah, let's get over to george now. >> thank you. time for our "snooze solutions." becky worley is back. you're in character this morning but you got some high-tech ways. >> i am donning pajamas to be a sleep warrior testing new
technology to improve your sleep. our lightning round of tech plus sleep hacks, ready, set. you've got sleep issues, we've got solutions. hack number one, track your bedtime. sure, you can just write down what time you hit the sack each night or use a wearable like fitbits, they log your sleep patterns automatically. the most common revelation bedtimes that are all over the map. to fall asleep faster, go to bed at roughly the same time every night. ah. if you're still struggling, hack number two. ♪ rubber ducky >> reporter: a hot bath before bed raises your body temperature. when you get out, your temp rapidly drops, and that mimics what the body naturally does when it falls asleep. next problem, you wake up and can't get back to sleep. if you don't know what's waking you, hack number three, sleepbot. it's a free app that records the
noises tied to your wake-ups. is that snoring? how about noise? earplugs work for some but not others. so hack number four, white noise. and, yes, there's a $2 app for that called white noise. genius. but if you don't know why your sleep is messed up, hack number five. try a sleep tracker like the beddit strip or the s plus wireless monitor. >> essentially these devices, they measure your sleep and they measure your breathing rate and they can see if you're moving and measure your heart rate and your body temperature. >> reporter: i even compared them against a sleep study in a clinic. >> good morning. >> reporter: and they were relatively accurate and could help you hack your way into a good night sleep. >> okay, a lot of good things right there. you got a whole array of products right here. >> this is a big business but let's start with something that affects a lot of people, temperature. so the optimal temperature, 60 to 68 degrees but whether you have night sweats or a partner who likes it differently, we've
got pajamas over here that will wick away the sweat and then, you know, there's a mattress, this is the nuyu system. you tell it with your phone what temperature you want it and it uses this mattress to keep it the same temp. >> cool, 60 to 68. >> very cool. that helps your body to get cold and trigger that circadian rhythm, and that really leads us into the next thing -- >> lighting. >> -- which is lighting, so yellow lights at night and then in the morning, blue lights. these lights can be adjusted, ilumi, they're called, and that can help to stimulate the circadian rhythm but one thing that a lot of people wake up because of is pain. so before you go to bed, a lot of doctors recommend -- this is why i have my jammies on here, george -- stretch out your hamstrings because your hamstrings are what affects your lower back pain while sleeping. if you've used one of these rollers, you can do that. get on there, get those i.t. bands all rolled out, right, and that might help you to stay asleep all through the night.
>> that's very simple. >> i'm going right now. good night. good night. >> thank you, becky. then, of course, there's the most traditional method of all, that is counting sheep. i think we have some sheep here. there we are. there's our sheep. >> what? >> right there. you didn't include that in yours. now let's go back to robin. >> there are no words. there are no words. but now to our exclusive interview with baseball all-star cc sabathia opening up for the first time about his secret battle with alcoholism. the yankees pitcher surprising the sports world with his announcement that he was checking into rehab just days before the playoffs started. i know this can't be the easiest thing to do. no one had to know. you could have gone off to rehab and no one would have been the wiser. why did you decide to go public with it? >> i felt like i was just tired of hiding. i just felt such a relief that everybody knows now. i mean, you know, it is what it is. you know, i can start the healing process and take steps forward to get myself better.
>> is the first time in rehab? had there been other times that you hadn't shared with us? >> no, this is the first time. >> how did you get to that point of needing help? was there some breaking point, something that happened that even to yourself you said, man, i got to get help here? >> in 2012 i came to the realization that i was an alcoholic and i was kind of battling it without any help, and, you know, i would relapse, i would go a couple, two, three months at a time sober and i would just relapse and, you know, go on these weekends when i thought nobody was paying attention and i would get in a hotel room and drink out of the mini bar, pretty much everything. >> reporter: a three-year secret battle with alcohol that culminated with a binge weekend in baltimore just before the end of the regular season. can you just give us more details when that was and what was going on? >> it was the last day of the season. that weekend i had started drinking and, you know, thought nobody was paying attention and, you know, i was isolated by
myself, stayed in my room the whole weekend. i think it was october 4th. woke up and just felt that i needed help. it was a tough decision to make because i felt like i was leaving my teammates but i definitely needed the help to be a better husband, father, teammate, you know, player. >> did ever drink before a game? >> no, no, and that was one of the things i think i wanted to clear up. you know, by doing this is, you know, i never drank before games or anything like that. >> people have been overwhelmingly supportive though there are some, the timing of it was like right before going to the postseason. how do you respond to some of the critics that say, really, now? why now? >> i understand where, you know, fans would be upset and people don't understand, but it's a disease, and if it was my knee or if it was anything else then people wouldn't have a problem with it, but, you know, it being alcoholism, it's tougher for people to swallow, but it's the same thing. i look to be a role model and staying sober and kind of leading by example. i'm just here to say this disease has no color, you know,
no age, and it's very serious, so i advise anybody if they're out there feeling like they need help to get it. >> there are a lot of temptations, this is new york city. >> yeah. >> i guess they're anywhere that would be. >> i think that's the reason why i wanted to do it publicly. >> reporter: sabathia knows that his recovery will be a lifelong process, and with the support of his wife amber, high school sweethearts, and their four children, he is determined to stay sober. and have you seen a difference since he's been back? >> oh, i mean absolutely. i've been able to visit him through the whole process, so i absolutely have seen a difference. i know it's one day at a time and it's going to be better and, you know, the old cc will be back, but i don't know if i want the old cc back. i like the new cc. i like this cc. >> how have your teammates reacted? what have they said? have you heard from them? >> i've heard from all of them. and everybody has been so positive and calling amber. >> my phone -- in rehab he can't have a phone.
so, my phone became his phone. i said, today i had derek jeter, alex rodriguez, andy pettitte, brian mccann all call my phone in one day. >> it's been so much support. you know, throughout baseball, you know, torii hunter, big papi has been calling me a lot. you know, i got to thank those guys and i'm truly blessed to be able to have friends like that. >> how have you had the conversation with your children? >> our 12-year-old, social media, you can't hide it. we talked about it. very smart 12-year-old and he gets it. >> what do you say he gets when you say he gets it? >> dad is going to learn to not abuse alcohol and that there's other ways to handle stress or anxiety. these exact words came from his mouth, and he said, i'm so proud of dad for being a great father. >> boy, cc, hearing that from your son. >> that definitely played into my mind, you know, wanting to be there in the long run for my kids and taking control of this thing and trying to live the rest of my life the right way. >> and he kept saying over and over, i am an alcoholic. i am an alcoholic. that he had to face that, his
wife had known that, but it got to the breaking point and he does want to continue to play baseball. he knows there are going to be temptations. he says he won't have a mini bar when he's on the road. not going to have that, one day at a time. it continues, and he wanted to break the cycle because his father battled addiction and when his son said to him, daddy, i'm so proud of you and he said i need to break the cycle. >> you got to believe he's going to help a lot of people by speaking out. >> so courageous, so brave. >> that's what he wanted to do. all right, let's get out now to ginger who is on that cruise ship. >> hey there, robin. yes, i've brought the show right here from times square to bayonee, new jersey, because we are unveiling, yeah, our own here -- well, it's not our ship but royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas." we're making it our own, aren't we? [ applause ] so what i wanted to do is just say good morning. our own rob marciano is way up there waving to us. he is about 100 feet but that thing, the north star, that capsule, you can see, it goes 300 feet in the air. that's as high as the statue of
liberty. we're about to send rob into some fun and thrilling activities right here on the good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your bay area microclimate forecast. check out the sensational sunshine and mild temperatures today and tomorrow. we'll have a cold front bring us wet weather this weekend into monday. then cold next week. today's temperatures mid to upper 60s, sathen 70s. tonight 40s and 50s, a few 30s in the inland deepest valleys. a tenth to a quarter inch o >> lara, here i am.r inch o i'm on a cruise but i'm missing something. i think we need drinks. [ cheers and applause ] let's get some "pop." >> a virgin colada for you, young lady. all right. "pop news" time and we begin with hollywood's favorite bffs, jennifer lawrence and amy
schumer sharing a little something about their super secret sister movie. they're co-writing it. they will co-star in it and now we're learning it will be j. law who plays the trainwreck. the "hunger games" superstar revealing her character is a mess. that's a quote, while schumer plays her sister, the normal one who has a steady job in an airport and dreams of becoming a flight attendant. >> oh, boy. >> lawrence says the script is funny, dirty and real, which terrifies me. i must see this. she also says both she and amy are very blunt so they've gotten through the process which could be very stressful without disagreeing once. sounds like a match made in heaven. >> it does. >> a movie we must all see. also in the news this morning, one passionate cat lover who's feline pretty flush this week paid big for the world's largest cat painting. it sold at sotheby's auction house for a staggering $826,000. that's well over the $200,000 to $300,000 estimate painted in 1893 by carl kahler,
it was commissioned by a millionairess that lived with 350 cats. he couldn't wrangle them all so spent three years sketching them and only got 42 into the final work. nice job. >> 350 cats? i can't get my head around that. >> the original. >> big furball. >> so there you go. for you cat lovers out there. and then, also, in cat news this morning, how about a little slow jam to get the weekend started right? you know, we are loving drake's new jam. ♪ i know when the hotline bling ♪ ♪ late night when you -- >> so does he. ♪ and i know when that hotline bling ♪ ♪ that can only mean one thing >> no way. >> it can mean tgif, everybody. that is your chill "pop news." we'll see you in a sec.
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good morning, thanks for sticking around. coming up on 8:30. we're in the 40s and 50s, a little cool outside. look at this beautiful picture. golden gate bridge. sunshinetion more than yesterday, mid-60s to about 70. here's what's good to happen with my accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll have increasing high clouds and temperatures about the same tomorrow. it will be our completely dry day this weekend.
light rain rolls in sunday and then chilly showers monday, 50s and 60s both days. sunshine retu from the balcony of this cooking school, juliano was a distinguished food author and food historian. >> well, welcome back to "gma." boy, remember julia child. she got all the cooking started on our show, part of the "gma" family for so many years. first of all, a long line of great chefs to appear on "gma." guess who is inside with three of our favorites right now? hey, robin. >> three of our all-time faves are right here. you're right about that. emeril lagasse, mario batali and sara moulton are here to help us celebrate. can you believe it's 40 years? >> 40 years. >> you guys have been a big part of it. all the chefs, our favorite memories, thousands of food moments. we've done food segments here
starting with, of course, julia. >> julia child. >> this is julia child, bon appetit. >> take a little bit of creole seasoning, bam, just like that. kick it up. >> what we'll make is -- >> i learned to come from all the chefs that came on "good morning america." >> julia child, the queen of cuisine, started it all becoming our very first cooking correspondent in 1980. >> oh, i see. like this. >> i could not cook my way out of a can of soup and julia would come on and she made it fun. >> she took us to far away places. >> you can improve the flavor of your wine if you drop a live eel into the bottle. when you try it, let me know if it works. >> and was part of the "gma" family for over 20 years. >> throw it on the floor. >> it's going to go into the fusty frood --food -- >> i know what you mean.
>> when julia started hamburger helper was considered exotic. >> i don't feel right starting a meal with you unless you said -- >> bon appetit. >> in 1993 emeril lagasse added a little spice to the "gma" kitchen. >> new new orleans cooking. >> there you go. >> what was the name again? >> emeril's new new orleans cooking. >> and by 1998 he was a bona fide weekly regular. >> oh, my gosh. >> i got to tell you, you know why i'm here? >> oh, my goodness. >> you have won my breakfast in bed contest. >> bringing lucky viewers breakfast in bed for over 15 years. >> oh, my goodness! aaagh! >> you doing okay, baby? >> even culinary greats graced the "gma" screen before they became big stars. >> we have here like three pounds of ground meat. >> wolfgang. >> this is a stovetop spinach. >> rachael. >> cook it down until it gets nice and soft.
>> if wolfgang and julia look good, it's because of sara. >> and food network star sara moulton started as our kitchen assistant working behind the scenes. >> happy birthday. >> hi. >> over the years we've even seen some famous faces whipping up tasty treats. >> this is martha washington's chocolate balls. >> sorry. cookie, it's smoking. >> some red wine. just kidding. >> with countless chefs and culinary classics year after year, we've never tasted better. >> i learned a lot. how to feed my family by the things you do on "gma." >> excuse me. yum, yum. yum, yum. >> i don't know about you but my mouth is watering after that segment. sara, emeril, mario, thank you, you have been a big part, a big part of our family all these years, and thank you for helping us. >> it's been real special. >> for you, my friend, gosh, we did the counting, it got very close to 800 appearances on "good morning america." >> yes, that's right. >> a lot of it is like you showing up at people's doors
like that. >> 15 years ago breakfast in bed. who would have thunk, right? and still extremely popular. it's such a great feeling traveling in america and people asking, are you coming to my door? >> and wanting to know? >> exactly. >> somewhere in america. i do remember that one time, you guys remember when the bed broke. >> yes, in los angeles. >> ah, the good old days. >> we'll leave it. and you introduced us to this guy over here. >> that's my pal. >> that's right. >> it was in aspen. >> yeah, exactly. >> what do you remember most about that show, mario? >> very little. we slept very little. that's what i remember. it's the miracle of makeup that we looked okay, but it was such a backdrop and such an amazing time in an amazing place and they captured it. you guys on "gma" nailed it. it looked like a painting it was out of the films. it was beautiful. >> yeah. >> and, sara, you were behind the scenes for so long. >> i was for almost ten years. >> i know. >> you know how i got that job? >> how. >> well, it was '81,
and julia had started working here and i missed her so i said let's have dinner. she said, oh, no, dear, i have too much prep to do. i said let me come work for free. i did and we had dinner and next day i was hired. >> so you were -- then you moved in front. how did that all happen? >> i don't know. that was a mistake. >> no, it wasn't. >> i mean, you saw me up there. i was terrible. i don't know. because i started on the food network and i got a little training and they thought maybe she's not so bad and became the food editor. >> i remember that 7-eleven challenge. >> oh, that was so much fun. they gave me $15, this is margo baumgartner. $15 to go to a 7-eleven across the bridge and had to make a meal for four people in the time it took to drive back from there and we had a -- >> from a 7-eleven. >> and we had a convertible with balloons behind it and did an o.j. chase and had a helicopter following us. i came back and made a meal in the time the show was. >> you do that on "the chew" every day. >> every day. >> except you don't deal with 7-eleven. you have better ingredients than i did. i was so excited to find fresh oranges. >> i've been on my best behavior
but i'm about to pounce. you each -- oh, i know, we got one. >> this is from the folks. this is their most popular. >> this is your most popular. what is yours? describe your dish. >> mine is just slow cooked ribs, homemade barbecue sauce, slow and low and that's what they wanted. >> oh, and mario. >> i'm doing a neapolitan meatballs parmesan sandwich with a little melted mozzarella. i would like to point out all three of us wouldn't be here ever without karen pincus right over there who is the executive -- >> you beat us to the shoutout. yes, she is our food stylist and has been terrific. we love you, karen, we thank you. a little dessert. >> white chocolate raspberry cheesecake from "gourmet" magazine. we did it more than once. >> the number one on our website, the number one recipe is -- >> ready. >> do it, sara. >> beef bourguignon
by julia child. >> she has been practicing that. >> beef bourguignon >> the smell of that thing -- >> karen did a great job as always. >> she did an awesome job. it is like to the tee. >> everybody, back, everybody, back. but also you know we also want to say margo, you talked about -- >> margo baumgartner. >> margo. >> longtime food producer. i always knew if she was around that one of you guys had to be here too. now she's a bigwig. she's a bigwig with us here. thank you all very much. >> thanks, robin. >> thank you, robin. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> you can get all these recipes on our website but that one right there -- >> yum. >> i thought it was going to be charlie's taco thing. >> no. no. >> let's go to ginger now in new jersey. >> oh, thank you so much, robin. you know, all morning long we have been exploring royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas." this beautiful cruise ship and behind me you can see it is perfect for thrill seekers like me. you can go up in something called the rip cord. rob did it earlier. you're seeing them in there right now where you fly.
it's a skydiving experience, the first of its kind on a ship. 100-mile-per-hour winds inside there. it's outstanding and what a great way to not really jump out of a plane while you're on a cruise ship. we have so many more things to show you including rob wiping out. he's right behind me. i'll show you in discuss a minute. first we have to get the weather forecast. it is so beautiful here this morning. we've got the fog in place, but the warmth, it's only sticking for today. look at the big cooldown that's coming our way in the northeast, great lakes already starting to feel it. even parts of the mid-atlantic will cool down significantly and then i'll leave you the look from west to east. we are just basking in sunshine on a cruise ship in the beginning of november. life is good. good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. check out your microclimate forecast for today. mid-60s to about 70 degrees with total sunshine. we'll be mainly in the 40s and 50s again tonight. look for increasing clouds tomorrow, light rain sunday and some showers monday. where is rob now? oh, yeah, he's right behind me taking a little surf lesson.
he fell a couple of times. so much more to do on this ship. take a look. it's royal caribbean's new, thrilling adventure. the "anthem of the seas" set to rock the waters this fall stretching the length of 3 1/2 soccer fields equipped with virtual balconies and a state-of-the-art indoor sports complex with a first of its kind flying trapeze at sea with entertainment jamming all day long. drinks, they have a bionic bar for that. it's a ride you won't soon forget. all right, yes, he has wiped out. we got him right back there. you can wipe out and do anything on this ship. we'll show you more coming up. but for now wlet's go ahead and get back inside. >> ginger, we thank you. we want to turn right now, though, actually that's not fair. robin roberts is teasing me with food. i have to tell you about actually a new story.
a killer musical, if you will, getting rave reviews in los angeles. it is the new stage adaptation of stephen king's classic "carrie." here's abbie boudreau. >> reporter: it's a horror film cult classic best described in one name, carrie, about a high school girl who snaps on prom night using her telekinetic powers to seek revenge. now "carrie: the musical" -- ♪ i'm carrie >> reporter: -- starring emily lopez as carrie is getting rave reviews in los angeles. some calling it cirque du soleil meets disneyland with pig's blood. ♪ it's going to be a night we will never forget ♪ >> reporter: what is the message? >> what does it cost to be kind? it's not hard to stand up for people. doesn't take a lot of oregon. >> reporter: director brady schwind giving me the grand tour. >> from the time the audience arrives, we're immersing them in the story in the confines of this old movie palace. every night we drop
two gallons of blood on carrie from 28 feet high. >> reporter: referring to that iconic moment audiences love to hate when carrie gets splattered in pig's blood. inspiring us to give carrie a chance to flip the script on her two biggest bullies. >> aaagh! >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> all right, thank you, abbie. and coming up, these kids are writing letters to santa. our huge macy's believe campaign kicking off right here right now. ♪ "gma" at sea is brought to you by royal caribbean. this is more than just a cruise. come seek the royal caribbean. ♪ ♪
back here in back here in times square, just seven weeks until christmas. that means it's time for one of our favorite holiday traditions, we are joining forces with macy's and make-a-wish again to kick off the annual believe campaign where we help change the lives of some very special children. it all starts with a letter to santa claus. >> dear santa. >> get out that pencil and paper, computer and mouse and write some letters to santa claus. >> i wish to get a guinea pig. >> reporter: christmas is coming up, and as we count down the days, "gma" is partnering again with macy's and make-a-wish on the believe campaign to make some dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. between now and december 24th macy's will donate $1 up to a million dollars to make-a-wish for every stamped letter to
santa claus dropped off at a special believe box at a local macy's store. letters can also be sent online. we have seen the difference those letters and dollars can make helping young alfredo escoval meet wrestling legend john cena. >> hello, alfredo. >> reporter: a heartwarming meeting for two fierce fighters. so, pen that letter, go online and type that note and tell santa claus about your wish list and make some amazing kids' wishes come true. >> all: we believe! >> and i'm joined now by martine reardon, chief marketing officer of macy's, david williams, the president and ceo of make-a-wish, we love doing this every single year. martine, what's new about the campaign. >> we have a great new piece of creative. wish writer, a three-minute short film and featured in that is a stylus and new app for children to play a game. and it's all about teaching them about generosity and the spirit of generosity around the holidays. >> fantastic.
that's great and, david, i think a lot people don't realize this helps not only the kids but really their whole families. >> it really does. one of your corporate rules from the beginning, that the entire family is involved in the wish and it's because the entire family is dealing with an illness when a child is sick and so brothers and sisters, moms and dads, you know, we want them to be able to experience the joy of a wish. >> you've seen every year what a difference this does make for the families. >> we have. it is incredible. and it's been eight years now and -- >> yes, and over $90 million that we have raised. >> 90 million. >> through these donations, so children, children of all ages, write your letter, bring it to macy's. for every letter we receive a dollar goes to the make-a-wish. for every stylus that you buy, a dollar goes to make-a-wish and we are so thrilled to be in this partnership. >> we're thrilled to work with you, as well, and all these kids are thrilled to be sending their letters to santa. are you ready to go? get it in that mailbox. come on.
you want to get yours back? what is he looking for? there you go. it's going straight to santa. he's just not going to do it. learn more about the macy's believe campaign, go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! now back inside to amy. >> all right, george. coming up next we have diane lane here live. she's opening up about her new film co-starring with bryan cranston but first here is a look at a new movie, the true story of a young hero on the gridiron, "my all american." >> i can see my whole life present and future from right here. >> from the writer of "rudy" and "hoosiers." >> i'm offering you a scholarship to play football. >> -- comes an incredible true story. >> every other coach thought i was too small to play. let's prove them wrong. >> i think you may be the toughest kid we got on the team. >> don't act like you're not in pain. i know you. >> you don't choose to become a legend. >> you will beat this. >> you fight for it. >> whatever it is, you will meet the challenge.
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we are back with diane lane. she plays the wife of blacklisted screenwriter dalton trumbo who was imprisoned during the mccarthy hearings holds the family together when his cause threatens to tear them apart. take a look. >> you have no idea what you could lose. >> oh, please. my career, the first amendment, our country. am i missing anything? >> us. you're losing us. >> oh. >> since prison, you don't talk or ask. you just snap and bark. i keep waiting for you to start pounding the dinner table with a gavel. >> and welcome, diane lane, to the show. >> thank you. >> nice to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> i was watching this movie yesterday and i kept thinking the whole time, your character, cleo trumbo, was a saint. i mean, truly a saint. >> in a way, i think you might
be right about that. i mean i got to spend certainly a good amount of time with her daughters who advised us on the film, wonderful nikki and wonderful mitzie, and that was the review i cared most about was representing their mom well on film, and i got a thumbs up so i'm allowed to talk about it this morning. >> big thumbs up from me too. the film tells the true story of a period in american history, the mccarthy hearings, the red scare. people know about it, but they don't realize the human tragedy involved. >> it's so true. >> that's what this story shows. >> that's so true. >> and you say this is an important lesson even today for us to remember. >> well, i mean, there's always a witchhunt going on somewhere. i mean, we have the internet today for that purpose, it seems. whenever patriotism gets hijacked and somebody gets to say what is and is not american or unamerican, i mean, this was -- this story takes place right after world war ii. so, yes, communism was the threat of the day, and today we have an other isms, terrorism and thing, so, you know,
power and the media, you got to trace the money and keep it honest, keep it real. a lot of people don't really remember the blacklist in terms of historical accuracy. the hollywood ten i had certainly heard of. but dalton trumbo in particular, you know, i didn't realize the incredible sacrifice that his family went through and the fact that he beat them at their own game. >> he won academy awards with two other names. >> two oscars under other names and brought the system crashing down with the help certainly of kirk douglas and otto preminger. we get to revisit history very accurately in this film and laugh while we do it thanks to jay roach. >> one moment where i was particularly impressed with your skills were your juggling skills. did you know those -- did you have those prior? >> don't ask me to do it. i did not. i, in fact, took lessons before my first meeting with the director for the part. >> there you go, look at that. >> yeah. make sure -- >> speaking of juggling acts,
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rejecting the proposal. this comes days after the company behind the keystone pipeline asked the president to delay any decision. >> reporter: that's right. that company transcanada clearly sensed that the president was going to reject this decision, asked for a delay. but this has been a huge political issue for years. transcandidate first applied to build this pipeline seven years ago. this was a big issue, as you remember, in the 2012 presidential campaign. republicans hammering the president for not approving it and environmentalists criticizing him for not outright rejecting him. when republicans won control of the senate, the very first thing they did was to pass approval of the keystone pipe line. the president at that point issues a very rare veto. but now he's coming out point-blank and saying that this pipeline should be rejected. this is something that environmentalists, those on the president's left will applaud. and republicans you can bet will
make a big issue out of it. >> it's already happening. presidential candidates have already weighed in against the president's decision calling it a mistake. bernie sanders says he's been against keystone from day one. he's tweeting out his support for the president's decision. we heard just a few weeks ago that secretary clinton would oppose the keystone pipeline. here's the president. >> good morning, everybody. several years ago, the state department began a review process for the proposed construction of a pipeline that would carry canadian crude oil through our heart land to ports in the gulf of mexico and out into the world market. this morning, secretary kerry informed me that after extensive public outreach and consultation with other cabinet agencies, the state department has decided that the keystone xl pipeline would not serve the national interests of the united states. i agree with that decision.
this morning, i also had the opportunity to speak with prime minister trudeau of canada. while he expressed his disappointment giving canada's position on this issue, we both agreed that our close friendship on a whole range of issues including energy and climate change should provide the basis for closer coordination between our countries going forward. senior members of my team will be engaging with theirs in order to help deepen that cooperation. now, for years, the keystone pipeline has occupied what i frankly consider an overinflated role in our political discourse. it became a symbol too often used as a campaign cajole by both parties rather than a serious party matter. this obscured the fact that this pipeline would neither be a silver bullet for the economy, nor the express lane for a
climate disaster claim by others. to illustrate this, let me briefly comment on some of the reasons why the state department rejected this pipeline. first, the pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy. so if congress is serious about wanting to create jobs, this was not the way to do it. if they want to do it, what we should be doing is passing a bipartisan infrastructure plan that could create more than 30 times as many jobs per year as the pipeline would and would benefit our economy and workers for decades to come. our business has created 268,000 new jobs last month. they've created 13.5 million new jobs over the past 68 straight months, the longest streak on record. the unemployment rate fell to 5%. this congress should pass