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good morning, america. breaking news, north korea claims it set off a hydrogen bomb overnight. the nuclear blast underground registers as a massive earthquake. one of the world's most dangerous dictators giving the order. this morning, an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council. west coast washout. powerful el nino storms slamming california right now. rushing floodwaters overwhelming homes and pouring into this restaurant. dangerous muddy waters are trapping drivers and more rain is on the way. outrage after this 10-year-old girl was patted down by a tsa agent at the airport. her father furious capturing his daughter's discomfort on his cell phone and the carry-on item that set off the search of this young girl. ♪ this is what it feels like and we're taking you to the land of fire and ice. amy teaming up with some of the
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fiercest adventurers in the world going live beneath the surface of the glacier. one of the most forbidding places on the planet. why what they are going to reveal this morning will impact every one of us here at home. the incredible live event only on "gma" this morning. and we do say, good morning, america, from here in times square and iceland this morning, so much excitement for this unprecedented live event. i guarantee you are going to learn something new this morning and as you can see, amy is there, we're going to learn something and it's also very cold, right, amy? >> that's right. robin, by far this is the coolest live shot i have ever been a part of literally and figuratively. we are standing in the middle of the melting glacier and scattered all throughout this glacier are massive vertical
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sinkholes that are treacherous going hundreds and thousands of feet into the earth where ice is melting faster and faster as water levels in the atlantic rise even more. now, behind me i have an intrepid group of ice climbers who are helping researchers gather data about that melting ice and how it affects all of us, all of our shorelines. we have an amazing never before seen live event coming up in just a minute. cannot wait to bring it to you guys. >> unbelievable. >> looks like a green screen. it looks so unbelievable? >> another planet. >> really incredible. >> we'll have a lot more from iceland. we begin with breaking news overnight. north korea claims it has detonated a hydrogen bomb. if true, this would be a major breakthrough for the rogue state. it's already ratcheting up tension around the world, the u.n. security council calling an emergency meeting and martha raddatz starts us off. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. immediately launched so-called nuclear sniffer planes to try to determine whether or
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not north korea's claims are true, but it could be weeks if not longer before we know for certain. the announcement came from north korean state media claiming that the tremors which caused a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in the northeast part of the country were the result of north korea's first successful test of a hydrogen bomb. those are far more sophisticated and about a thousand times more powerful than atomic bombs like those dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki in world war ii. there has been no confirmation and lots of skepticism, but it raises immediate concern about north korea's nuclear program. earning condemnation from countries around the world, including north korea's friend, china. thisis would be the country's fourth time testing a nuclear weapon since 2006 but it would be the first time testing a thermonuclear weapon.
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there is as we noted a lot of skepticism as to whether this was a hydrogen bomb because the initial size and scale of the tremor is similar to tests in the past but, george, no one wants to rule it out just yet. >> not at all and the north koreans saying a miniature hydrogen bomb. you talked about that there. what can the world do about this? >> north korea's already so heavily sanctioned it's hard to see what else they can do and the bottom line is that if this is a hydrogen bomb or any kind of nuclear test, those sanctions and the condemnation clearly have not worked, george. >> okay, martha raddatz, thanks very much. startling to wake up to that news this morning. now to those powerful storms slamming the west coast. a series of them moving in, one each day triggering torrential downpours and flooding in california. and abc's indra petersons is in glendora, california, this morning. good morning, indra. >> reporter: drought conditions in california you would think
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rain would be welcome but for residents here el nino means too much rain way too fast. overnight a west coast washout. >> here comes el nino. >> reporter: el nino-fueled rains drenching california where roads became rivers proving fun for some but dangerous for others. floodwaters invading backyards. >> what do you got in your yard? >> reporter: parking garages, and this restaurant. a roof collapsing at a san diego hotel, muddy waters full of debris trapping many commuters in their cars. take a look at the street. you're seeing rails lining both sides, something you see on a freeway but this hillside above me is bare and 15 minutes quarter of inch rain is expected to take mud barreling down the
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street. today they're more concerned. they added steel-enforced wooden barriers hoping this will keep the heavier rain expected today. robin. >> indra, we'll talk about that. thank you so much. rob, those storms as we just heard not letting up. >> really, robin. we haven't seen a series of storms like this in a week for over five years in california. this is serious business. flash flood watches that remain up through at least tonight for several more pulses. here comes the front, heavy rain from san francisco to los angeles and another pulse coming through tonight and tomorrow morning. locally up to 5 inches of rainfall and another one coming in behind that. snow, of course, at the higher elevations but with another storm coming this weekend and really in january this is when el nino storms start to hit california and we are just beginning this onslaught. george, back over to you. >> thanks. we move on to the battle over gun control right now and those tears from president obama during his passionate pitch for new action yesterday. >> and from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our
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lives by a bullet from a gun -- >> pierre thomas in washington. pierre, the president's anger and emotions so palpable yesterday. but the opponents of his new executive action are putting up a fierce fight too. >> reporter: good morning, george. the president clear impacted by the daily carnage in places like chicago and all those mass shootings especially newtown, tears flowing as he announced a series of actions from increasing the number of firearm sellers at gun shows who must register with the federal government and do background checks to better tracking of guns lost in shipping and asking congress for a half billion dollars to expand mental health treatment but reaction from the nra and the gop was fast and as the nra calling the president condescending. george, i was struck by all
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those families from the tragedies some who told me they are in this fight for the very long haul. >> they say they want to lead a movement. >> gun control a big issue on tuesday. also last night donald trump continue to take aim at bill clinton. hillary clinton refusing to respond directly to the gop front-runner's attacks and abc's cecilia vega is here with the latest on that. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: rob and george, good morning to you. a new attack line from donald trump with those iowa caucuses right around the corner. it is all on the line right now. it has become donald trump's go-to attack line in 2016 and this morning, he is back at it. the gop front-runner not mincing any words when it comes to bill clinton's past. >> don't forget he lost his law license. he wasn't allowed -- he was impeached. there's a lot of things going on there and she calls me sexist. >> reporter: overnight in new hampshire, trump's eye still on that target.
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>> the one person that hillary does not want to run against is donald trump, believe me and bill doesn't want it either. >> reporter: hillary clinton sticking to her new year's resolution to not respond. >> we should not reward people who use inflammatory rhetoric who use the kind of derogatory comments. that is not a sign of leadership. that's a sign of, you know, showmanship. >> reporter: the race for the white house heated on all sides. and standing directly in clinton's path, vermont senator bernie sanders. yesterday in iowa she did not hold back. >> i'm a progressive who likes to get things done and i will get into that white house, i don't need a tour. i know right where the oval office is. i know right how to get things done. >> reporter: yeah, clinton had another jab for sanders also asking those iowa voters to not just take into consideration things like experience and qualifications when choosing a president but also their electability and brings in the big gun today bill clinton
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hitting the trail in iowa for his first solo campaign trip there, george. >> okay, cecilia and bernie sanders, senator bernie sanders here now. democratic presidential candidate. i want to get to that argument from hillary clinton in a second. first breaking news overnight from north korea. another nuclear test, perhaps a hydrogen bomb, if you were in the oval office what would you do about it? >> first of all we'll have to lean on china. china is north korea's closest ally. they'll have to push north korea to start adhering to international agreements. >> how do we lean on china? >> china, we have a relationship. china is equally concerned about what north korea is doing. north korea is a paranoid isolated nation. they are -- when you have a hydrogen bomb, if that's true, you are a threat to china, as well. >> how about this argument from hillary clinton clearly believes that she can make the pitch she's far more electable than you are. >> i would suggest secretary clinton look at the last quinnipiac poll which has me leading trump by a significantly higher margin than she does and
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that's true of other poll, as well, look, two things, number one i believe that our campaign is generating the kind of grassroots excitement that will result in a high voter turnout. democrats need a high voter turnout to win. i think we can do that. second of all, for a variety of reasons i think we can do better against trump or other republicans than can secretary clinton. >> what's the number one reason? >> the number one reason i think is that the issues that we are talking about, the disappearing middle class, massive levels of income and wealth inequality and the fact that wall street's greed has had a huge impact on the lives of millions of people, people want leadership now to stand up to the big money interests, protect working people, that's what i've done my whole life. >> secretary clinton says her plans to take on wall street are tougher than yours. >> actually they are not. we're talking about breaking up the large financial institutions, so that the middle class of this country will not again have to bail them out. we're talking about the reality that when you have a handful of banks, half a dozen banks that
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have assets equivalent to 60% of the gdp of america. that's dangerous to our economy and political life. you have to break them up and re-establish glass-stegall legislation. that is not secretary clinton's position. >> a lot of experts said that's not fundamentally at the core of what the problem is but i -- >> i disagree with that. that is exactly what the core is. >> so many were created by the banks that weren't under glass-steagall. >> they were funded by the large financial institutions. >> you've also said that you're upset that the leaders of those financial institutions, some did not go to jail. can you point to any one that there was evidence they committed a crime. >> since 2009, large financial institutions have paid over $200 billion in fines. now, if you're paying $200 billion in fines for illegal activity and reaching settlements with the government, you tell me if there was not culpability. >> can you name an individual? >> give you one example,
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wachovia, which was later bought by wells fargo, was convicted of laundering mexican drug money. what do you think? you think somebody might be guilty? $200 billion in fines. nobody prosecuted. i think what you have is a situation where banks are not only too big to fail, bankers are too big to jail. >> 3 1/2 weeks away from iowa. do you think you'll win? >> we got a great shot. there's a lot of enthusiasm. we're bringing out big crowds. >> senator sanders, thanks for joining us this morning. >> we appreciate the candidates continuing to come to our studios. we turn to ethan couch, new details this morning about the so-called affluenza teen's wild night while on the run in mexico with his mother as she gets ready to head back to texas to face charges after her day in court. abc's matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: there's a first words we've heard from tonya couch -- >> yes, i do. >> reporter: the mother of the so-called affluenza teen since she and her son ethan took off for mexico.
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>> are you the tonya couch that is wanted by the state of texas? >> yes. >> reporter: the suburban mom with the red ringlets mostly obscured behind the bars accepting extradition to texas. her lawyer telling us she's committed no crime. >> how would you describe her? >> her two main concerns remain about her son, ethan and how he is doing in mexico and her dog virgil. >> reporter: her son is in a mexican detention center where he met his attorney for the first time tuesday. >> we had a chance to confer but i'm not at liberty to disclose what we talked about. >> reporter: ethan is fighting deportation to texas where authorities hope to charge him with violating probation and tonya with hindering his apprehension. the boy's whose legal team cried affluenza during his drunk driving trial in 2013 may have caught another case of it while on the run in mexico, staff at this puerto vallarta strip joint telling abc news he spent at least one night here. employees telling us he was not alone. his mother went with him. employees say she left and he
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stayed drinking heavily going into a vip room with two female employees. staffers tell us he got staggeringly drunk, racked up a $1,000 bill mostly on lap dances and when he couldn't pay the bill they hauled him back to his resort and his mother, who also couldn't pay, ended up leaving his rolex as collateral. robin. >> all righty there, matt. thanks so much. our thanks to you. right now the fever. powerball fever. the big drawing is tonight. >> it is tonight and the jackpot has soared to one of the biggest ever now up to $450 million. there are a lot of people lined up. i could tell right now we're going to be lined up after we get off the air. your odds of winning very long -- abc's t.j. holmes is going to break it all down for us at fordham university football stadium. good morning to you. >> hey, strahan, robin, i am here at coffey field with a simple dime to illustrate your chances of winning the lottery tonight. are you ready?
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now, i'm going to blindfold you both, bring you down here and tell you to walk out on this field, walk directly to that dime and pick it up. those are your odds of winning toongt. i've put together an analysis that will help you improve your odds. ♪ first of all, don't pick numbers based on your kids' birthdays or wedding anniversary. in fact, don't pick the numbers at all. let the computer do it. 70% to 80% of powerball jackpot winning tickets have been computer picks but if you insist on picking the numbers yourself, try these, 8, 54, 14, 39, 13. those are the most frequently drawn numbers in the past four years. another way to improve your odds, move to pennsylvania. 16 jackpot winners have come from that state the past 13 years. after that indiana and missouri both 11 winners each. even if you don't win the
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jackpot there are going to be millions and millions of winners tonight. but the thing is most of those millions of winners are only going to win 4 bucks for matching one number. that's something. >> that's it? or that dime because i will -- >> yeah. >> excited about that dime you threw out there. hey, t.j., thank you very much. all right, michael, we'll turn to a disturbing scene with this high school ref and a coach. >> yeah, not the best show of sportsmanship and was all caught on video during a game in langhorn, pennsylvania. police were called to this high school after a coach appeared to head butt a ref. there is the coach. he's walking towards the ref. jerry devine, he leans in and the ref goes down and the announcer tried to stay it was the coach's body language after he went down to say i didn't mean to head butt him but he just -- >> the video says it all. >> the video says it all. the referee was not hurt in any of this. >> that's good. >> but i think if you're going to be a coach you got to be a great example. >> come on.
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>> you have to display sportsmanship if you expect your players to display it. this got out of hand. >> as an athlete you know emotions get wild but you have to hold it in check. >> you're the coach. >> you're the leader, the teacher. >> that video doesn't lie. >> he leaned in on that. michael, thank you very much. it's a little bit warmer here on the east coast. >> a little bit. but still scenes like this at least yesterday in bryant park, the fountain there. the library, the background but temperatures will slowly be moderating. still a chilly morning. no doubt about that. windchills in the teens and 20s all the way down to atlanta, georgia, but we'll start to moderate things quickly as we go through time. milder air coming in. into the 40s and even 50s in new york city, same deal in boston, i hear cheers in the background. d.c. at 55 as well.
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>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the soggy forecast. the heavy rain is over. but waves of showers and storms all day will have locally heavy rain and gusty wind and wet tomorrow, saturday, and monday. look at next six hours as the showers and potential thunderstorms develop the keep the umbrella and patience handy. my seven-day forecast shows we are in the coming up on "gma" a father/daughter murder mystery. did this ex-fbi agent help his daughter former model kill her husband? why police are charging them now.
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the tsa pat-down sparking outrage this morning. an agent examines a 10-year-old girl for two minutes. her father so upset he recorded it all. what the young daughter is saying about it this morning. the epic trip into the ice. amy is there and the team about to take an amazing journey live on "gma," the big event just minutes away. come on back. not 22. i accept i'm not the rower i used to be. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but i won't accept is getting out there with less than my best. so if i can go for something better than warfarin, i will. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus it had significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. that really mattered to me. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding.
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good morning. i'm storm watch coastal and bay shore, light. flood watch advisory area. seeing flooding down in the santa clara valley. under a warning until 9:15.
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we welcome you back to "gma" and you are looking live at iceland where amy and our expert team of climbers are getting ready for our big journey into the ice and we're going to check in live with them in just a minute. >> boy, that is iceland this morning. >> that is. >> we have a lot of big stories we're following including that claim from north korea that it detonated a hydrogen bomb overnight. this would be a disturbing breakthrough for the state. the u.n. security council calling an emergency meeting this morning as the u.s. investigates north korea's claims. it's a big day for baseball fans, the newest members of the hall of fame to be announced later today. ken griffey jr. expected to headline the new class. big question, will former mets catcher mike piazza also be among the players voted in. >> one on this desk knows what it's like to be a hall of famer. >> good luck to all those baseball hall-of-famers.
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>> do you remember the anticipation whether you're going to get in or not. >> yes, very nerve-racking. it's an honor but boy, what a nerve-racking process. >> i still remember your speech in canton, a good one. we are counting down to our plunge into the ice. amy and the team are getting ready. oh, it's just gorgeous there, amy. >> it really is, robin. thank you and, yes, we have got an elite group of ice climbers right behind us and you can see they are preparing their lines, going through all the safety checks, getting ready to do the first ever live plunge, plummet, descent into this massive ice tunnel and you're going to want to see what they discover because what they find out about this place affects everyone back at home and it's coming up momentarily, stay with us. you're going to want to watch this. >> what's happening there is felt all around the world. that is all coming up. we begin with the case of a former model and her father, an
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ex-fbi agent both now charged with murder for the killing of her husband. their lawyer says it was self-defense. we have the story. >> reporter: it all centers around one fateful night and a reported argument. now two people are accused of murder and two young children orphaned. she is a former model. her father a former fbi agent. and this morning, both are charged with murdering her husband. police say molly martens corbett and tom martens killed jason corbett. in his home last summer. tom called 9/11 at 3:00 a.m. on august 2 saying his irish son-in-law was dead. there had been an argument and he struck corbett with a baseball bat. now after months of investigation, the district attorney is charging them with second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. >> they committed a homicide that caused the death of mr. corbett. >> reporter: but lawyers for the
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father and daughter say it was self-defense. >> he was the one that called 911. tom tried to revive jason. he's trained in law enforcement and there would be no reason for him to act any way inconsistent with that except to protect himself and his daughter. >> reporter: molly martens met jason corbett, a widower in ireland in 2008 when she served as the family au pair taking care of his two young children. in 2011, the couple married and moved to america. immediately after her husband's death, martens made several attempts to gain custody of his children. but a judge handing them over to corbett's family. at the time, martens lashing out on facebook posting notes given to her by the children who called her mom and writing, it is unbearable to think of people purposely teaching to you hate the mother that has raised, nurtured and loved you for as long as you could remember. both molly and tom martens are out on bail. due back in court later on this month and are expected to plead
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not guilty. if convicted they could face up to life in prison. >> what a story. >> poor kids. >> thank you. now to the anger over that young girl patted down while going through security at a north carolina airport. her outraged father recording the entire incident on his cell phone and abc's kayna whitworth is here with that story for us. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. her dad calling it invasive and inappropriate and this morning he plans on filing a complaint against the tsa after he says he was left fuming when his 10-year-old daughter was subjected to a pat-down. a pouch of juice inside this purse leading to what one father believes was an excessive pat-down on his daughter. >> we're going to do a pat-down and start at her head and work my way down to her feet. >> reporter: at raleigh-durham they subjected vendela brainerd-payne to the two-minute procedure leaving the girl feeling uncomfortable and her father outraged.
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>> i felt it was incredibly inappropriate, very invasive and it really violated my daughter. >> reporter: kevin payne capturing the incident and his daughter's discomfort on his cell phone. >> kept doing it over and over. i felt very uncomfortable. i felt like screaming. >> reporter: payne plans on filing a complaint with the help of congressman scott peters. a spokesperson for the tsa telling "good morning america" that screening procedures allow for the pat-down of a child under certain circumstances. the process by which the child was patted down followed approved procedures. the tsa also stating that the child's bag contained a cell phone that alarmed requiring additional resolution procedures. the tsa has modified their screening policies in the last few years to reduce the likelihood of a pat-down for children so kids under 12 can leave on their shoes and a light jacket and like you saw on that video they won't be separated from their parents but clearly that's not enough for payne who
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also pointed out that his daughter's pat-down lasted nearly two minutes. >> the tsa is in a tough position. you know, they're there to protect us and something like this happens, the father was able to watch. you have young daughters. i mean, how would you feel if you saw that. >> you know what, i think i would be okay with it because i'd rather err on the side of caution instead of, you know, people could use a child to get things through the tsa so i think that's where the hard part for the tsa comes in. where you draw the line? that's the point of the tsa. they don't want to let anything get through and the point of the parent wants to protect his children. he handled it well. in the end you hear him thanking the tsa for doing their job. all this time i thought the hardest part of those capri suns were getting the straw in. >> who knew? but it's been very lively, the discussion on social media. >> yes. >> about this. good to have you here on the west coast. >> thank you so much for having me. >> coming up, the fbi joins the search right now for a serial jewel thief caught on camera robbing multiple stores.
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how she made off with what could be millions of dollars in jewels. that epic trip into the ice is happening live on "gma" in just moments.
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7:41. we are back now with the hunt for a serial jewel thief. the fbi now joining the search for this woman, she's accused of robbing six jewelry stores across the south. abc's steve osunsami is in georgia with the story. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, lara. according to a jewelry store association she is accused of stealing nearly $4 million worth of watches and diamonds and now the fbi is trying to hunt her down. this morning, new surveillance video of the young woman now accused in six holdups at jewelry stores across the south. here she is just this monday in the blue jacket calmly using
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keys to unlock jewelry cases. the salespeople were already tied up in back. the fbi is also releasing this surveillance video from panama city, florida, saying it was her biggest robbery of all on august 10th of last year. that's a gun on her waist and gloves on her hands to prevent any fingerprints. authorities believe she made off with more than $400,000 worth of diamonds, watches and baubles at this store alone. they think she's 5'8", in her early 30s or late 20s. the fbi says she prefers to rob jewelry stores in outlet malls and uses zipties and forces them into back rooms. >> they're armed. they have weapons. they're unpredictable. >> reporter: she's been busy first hitting a jarrod jeweler in april of last year in atlanta and another near atlanta in august. police say after she cleaned out the store in florida on august 11th she robbed another store at a south carolina outlet mall in september. october, a jewelry store at an outlet mall in tennessee.
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authorities believe she's had help and would like to talk to this man seen in surveillance video from the first two there's a reward put together by a jewelry store alliance. $10,000 for any information that leads to her arrest. lara. >> all right, thank you so much, steve. interesting. how she's pulling that off. coming up next on "gma," amy pulling off quite a trip. she's in iceland. it's one thing to talk about global warming and it's quite another to see it live. there she is training on the ice for today's big event. an incredible descent into the heart of the glacier to get answers. we'll be back.
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>> we're not just standing on this melting glacier, we're walking on this melting glacier and you can see up above me, yes, all of these expert ice climbers who will be descending to the bottom of that massive sinkhole and it's important stuff because -- hi. it's important to know because what they find down there is helping scientists save planet earth. just call them glacial lifesavers, known as icesar, icelandic association for search and rescue, they are an elite unit comprised of volunteers. experienced ice climbers and true masters of this forbidding terrain, they train on icescapes like this. then descend into the depths of the coldest climbs. braving perilous weather conditions. to reach people trapped in the most intimidating places on the landscapes. guides on the ice, they've
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counciled hollywood too from "interstellar" and "game of thrones." we join them right into the heart of this icy wonderland. walk off that wall of ice. perfectly safe. he hesitated ready to lock and load it's my turn to attack the slippery slope. pulling myself up by my own weight, picks on my hands and feet, the ice giving way beneath me getting a small taste of how difficult, dangerous and exhilarating it all is and finally i got up. whoo! and that was a small feat compared to what these men are behind us. oh, they're all going to be having ice picks as well as a lot of other safety gear to ensure that they safely get down the hundred or so feet to the very bottom of this treacherous ice tunnel.
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all to give you at home an incredible view of what scientists are studying right now. yeah, the drones, they're helping with the incredible visuals for everyone at home to see. we talk about global warming but to see climate change here at ground zero. >> yeah. >> you see some of the equipment. we have some of the equipment here. we see how sharp it is. where exactly -- pronounce where you are again for us. where? >> that's too hard. >> i'm working on it. i'm at the vatnajokull glacier but more specifically the breioamerkurjokull glacier. how's that? >> well done, amy. >> now to spell it. >> she is taking one for the team. >> no, it's an amazing shot, amy. please, please be safe. >> moments away. moments away for more. >> look at that. >> incredible. coming up, "gma's" winter concert series is presented by hilton, ready and waiting for you in over 2,000 cities. cities.
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui. it's been a wet one out there. head over to meteorologist mike nicco for the latest on the rain. how's it look now? >> a little brighter than this morning, still a flood advisory for the santa clara valley. excessive runoff until 9:15. moderate rainfalling in the san ramon valley through the sunol grade and back into the south bay aggravating the flooding situation. in the next six hours pa s wave showers and thunderstorm, locally windy conditions, meaning more ponding on roadways, possibly more power outages. >> still a wind advisory for all bay area bridges. it's wet, wet, wet everywhere. san jose crowded. a 30-minute drive across the san mateo bridge from hayward towards foster city.
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wet here. numerous spinouts. a tree at north 880 as baskin now cleared. coming up, "gma" goes deep under the ice. amy robach takes us to ground zero of global warming.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and we have disturbing new evidence for parents about the potential risk of brain injury from your child playing football. the 25-year-old who never played pro but suffered the same debilitating disease as some hall-of-famers. what doctors discovered in his brain after his death. ♪ wake me up when it's all over ♪ no sleep nation. new research out this morning revealing who's really getting the worst night's sleep. we're going to tell you about the moms at risk right now. dr. ashton here with how you can turn it around. ♪ you're so beautiful will and jada pinkett smith's son is the new face of fashion for one of the biggest names in fashion for women's clothing. how they're stretching boundaries. amy taking us into the ice,
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deep inside a hidden world so dangerous only the experts can go in. fierce adventurers in the cutting edge of science in a race against time that will affect every one of us at home. are drones and climbers taking you deep beneath the surface of the ice for the first time ever on live tv as we say -- >> good morning, america. what a wonderful wednesday. we are live in times square and in iceland, a daring team of ice climbers about to plunge into the heart of a glacier and amy is there. >> if we zoom in close we can find amy on the edge of the sinkhole. what's going on, amy? >> oh, nothing. >> that's right. we are just ten minutes away from this incredible ice climb and i'm going to walk a little bit closer towards that sinkhole
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because i want to talk to our intrepid elite ice climbing team who have made their final safety checks and they're ready to go. hey, guys, it's amy. can you hear me? are you ready to go? everything all set? >> amy, everything is ready. >> music to my ears. that's perfect. all right. so the guys are going to get ready. they're going to take their positions and we'll bring it to you in just a bit. stay with us. this is going to be epic. back to you guy. >> just a couple of minutes away. to cecilia vega with the morning rundown in we thought it would cold here. the big story this morning, north korea defying the world claiming to have tested a hydrogen bomb. the surprise announcement read on north korean state tv. nuclear experts remain skeptical but members of the u.n. security council have called an emergency meeting. the u.s. is launching so-called nuclear sniffer planes to verify north korea's claims this is north korea's fourth nuclear
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test since 2006 but it would be the first test of a thermonuclear weapon which can be hundreds of times more powerful than an atomic bomb. part of southern california woke up to an earthquake today. a 4.5 magnitude quake centered east of los angeles near the city of banning. no major damage reported. but the bigger problem. that parade of el nino storms slamming the state. torrential rains trapping drivers and some areas could get 5 inches of rain by the end of the week. the water came down so fast the pressure shooting a four-story high giezer into the air. >> and to a story highlighting the risk of head injuries. a former college football player only 25 years old suffered from a degenerative brain disease. ryan smith on why this case has researchers so troubled.
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>> i didn't know why all this was happening to him. >> reporter: cassandra keck knows how big hits in football can change lives. >> it hurt me to see him struggle so much. >> reporter: her husband michael keck died two years ago at just 25 years old of a congenital heart ailment. doctors announcing this week in a major journal that he suffered from cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease researchers say is connected to taking hits on the football field. dr. ann mckee studied over 170 brains, including michael's. >> when you see this disease in a person that young, it's surprising, even shocking. >> reporter: cte which is identified only after death has been found in numerous nfl players like hall-of-famers frank gifford and junior seau, take a look at this video. a hit michael told cassandra was one of his hardest. he flies at an opponent, slamming into him. colliding with such force parts of his helmet break off.
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>> i think he had way more than ten concussions. he was seeing stars and then he had sensitivity to light. all the time. he had a lot of anger and it was just impulsive. >> reporter: they turned to doctors but cassandra says test results came up empty. >> i was so mad that nobody could help him. it was just upsetting. he felt so alone. >> reporter: she says michael did not die in vain. >> letting people know that this disease is out there. you don't know how many hits or how many concussions away you are from getting a disease like this, that's what is so scary. it could happen to anyone. >> reporter: for "good morning america," ryan smith, abc news, new york. our thanks to ryan for that. finally, a heart felt tribute this morning to our friend and colleague stuart scott. the espn anchor died one year ago at age 49 following his fight with cancer. his daughters releasing this video reflecting on the last year. they say their dad taught them to find the fight we all possess inside of us and say through
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their dad's vulnerability he tog them the value of strength and never giving up. robin, i know you were friends with him. i never got to meet him. he sounded like such a wonderful guy. >> he was, and sydni and tealor are beautiful young women. go to espn.com and check out their video. thank you, cecilia. we have got a big sleep headline this morning. a new study from the cdc revealing who really gets the least amount of sleep. single moms and turns out when they do get some shut-eye, the quality often isn't, well, it isn't great. abc's chief women's health correspondent dr. jen ashton is back. really enjoying these segments we're doing. people weighing in. you hear from your patients parents get less sleep than those who don't have children and women get less sleep than men. this is not surprising at all. >> i hear this every day and women of all ages, there's actually a biologic reason. it turns out women, we programmed to be lighter sleepers, to have more of what
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we call awakenings during the night, probably to hear those things that go bump during the night and so it's not a surprise that then the next day we can feel more tired, less well rested and certainly not a surprise socially that single moms are really getting hit the hardest here. >> and you have always cautioned about prescription sleep aids. so what is your prescription to getting more sleep. >> listen, we could talk about this for an entire hour but first thing is we have to remember make sleep a priority. if you don't commit to that in terms of your health trust me, things will suffer and fall like domino effect after that. the second thing i say is we have to drop the guilt. no one is going to die if the dishwasher is not loaded or unloaded before we go to sleep so whatever doesn't get done by the time we need to shut it down, it doesn't get done. we don't need any more guilt and try not to self-medicate. whether that's with alcohol, over the counter prescription aids, these things can work in the short term but in the long term really not good and if you have questions talk to your doctor or pharmacist about it and lastly --
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>> meditation. >> you got it, girl. >> i just started that last year. makes the difference. >> i do it too. i will tell you 20 minutes a day, i hear from my patients that i write a prescription, meditate. it costs nothing. it can make a huge difference. >> we'll talk more about meditation next week. thank you. you're going to be busy on twitter again. also go to our facebook page, as well with any questions that you have. let's get over to michael. what else is coming up today, michael? >> oh, i was meditating. trying to get myself sleep right. here's a look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." amy is live in iceland with our team of expert climbers, just moments away. minutes away from plunging below the ice. we're going to see this for the first time ever on live tv. there's also a fashion revolution. will and jada pinkett smith's son jaden is making headlines as the face of a high-profile women's line. plus, breakout star elle king is here performing live -- i'm not performing with her coming up on
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warming and our elite ice climbers behind me are ready to go into this massive ice tunnel. in fact, we'll have drones following them every step of the way so let's get up in the air, drones and follow our ice climbers as they head into the abyss, live from the land of fire and ice. >> oh, my gosh. >> we brought you fire. >> we're just getting inside that crater. >> the first ever live drone camera over an active volcano. now we're bringing you ice. the immense forbidding ice sheets of iceland home to a hidden world of crystal clear ice caves, glistening glaciers and dangerous crevasses constantly changing. gearing up for this treacherous journey has been a multiday expedition. perfectly safe? >> yeah. >> he hesitated. >> reporter: first trying my hand on the ice, then by car and foot, our team trekking nearly a mile through water, rocks and
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ice all in arctic temperatures. the landscape, dazzling, dangerous and disappearing fast. losing an average of 11 billion tons of ice per year, this satellite picture taken in 1986 and this one 28 years later iceland is melting at a rate of a foot per day and that water has to go somewhere. >> when you're talking about changing sea level you're talking about impacting the tremendous population around the world. >> reporter: including miami's coastline, those waters already climbing an inch a year. and take a look at this. if sea levels keep rising, in two centuries scientists warn that city could completely under water, charleston, too, even new york. so this morning we're plugging far below the surface of the ice in a never before attempted live event going deep into this glacier vatnajokull, the front lines of climate change taking you inside a glacial sinkhole a massive drainpipe for melting
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ice that can be thousands of feet deep for a firsthand look at this vanishing perilous landscape a hidden world inside the ice. joining me is dan morgan, a glacier expert from vanderbilt university. he'll be walking us through what our ice climbers see as they go into that massive ice tunnel so let's send them on their way, all right. hey, guys, go for it. go ahead and start ice climbing. all right. so the guys are just now starting their descent right now. tell me, dan, what researchers hope to find when they get to the bottom and see what is at the bottom of sinkholes like this one. >> these kind of vertical caves give us a real cross section into the glacier so you can tell how the glacier has been flowing and how compressed the ice is, what it's carrying with it and you can't do that unless you get in there and get to see it yourself. >> as they start to go down we see these bands of dark. what is that that we're looking at in the ice? >> so, that's the debris that the glacier is carrying with it. some is ash from the volcanoes
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that erupt and deposit ash on top of the glacier and some is probably debris from the base of the glacier that's also scraping up and bringing along with it too. >> how significant is the melting that we're seeing here in terms of contributions to the rising sea levels we see across the atlantic and other oceans. >> yeah, i mean what's melting here gets into the ocean and contributes to sea level rise that we see in the east coast of the u.s. right now. >> how fast is this glacier, the vatnajokull glacier melting? >> yeah, so right now it's actually retreating at about 300 feet every year. so it's going almost a foot a day that it's retreating back but it's also thinning and lowering at about 100 feet a year right now. >> all right. >> it's retreating and thinning. >> as we watch our climbers descend into this tunnel, this ice cave, how and why do these form in the first place? >> yeah, these are melt water ponds that form on top of the glacier from warm days and actually cloudy days sometimes too and those ponds suddenly drain through cracks in the glacier and expose these amazing
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vertical tunnels. >> all right. we also want to say as we're watching these incredible climbers go down into this hole, how do they measure -- you mention numberings, how fast these glaciers are melting. how do they measure that? >> yeah, here in iceland actually there is a long tradition of icelandic people monitoring and marking where the glacier used to be for actually hundreds of years they've been doing that. now we can do some with satellite technology and we're doing it with drones now. >> right and how do scientists use these drones for their research? what do these drones show them that we couldn't have otherwise seen. >> right, drones are really sorting cutting edge technology for scientists. they give us access to places we otherwise couldn't get to and able to monitor things closely on a daily basis that way and what's amazing is they give us realtime and 3d information about how earth's fast is changing. >> and do you know what the bottom looks like as we're
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watching this incredible video of our climbers? i mean this is really remarkable watching them scale this massive ice wall. it takes tremendous skill, tremendous expert but it's all to get to the bottom, what do you expect they'll see when they get down there and what will we awe seal? >> this is one of the most interesting and least known parts of glacier research. how does water help lubricate it to flow faster. >> we're looking at melting ice literally. >> yeah. this is all melted ice that drained out through this cavern system, got to the base of the glacier and probably helped him flow faster and thin and end up in the sea. >> incredible and, george, you have a question. >> i wanted to ask dan, first of all, such a stunning sight but have we ever seen melting like this before in other periods of history or is this all brand new? >> have we ever seen, george wants to know periods of melting like this in history or is this the first of its kind that we know of.
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>> yeah, so throughout geologic time and certainly for the last 2 million years we've gone through warm periods but what we're seeing is a real rapid increase in the rate of thinning and melting that we're seeing and that's related to human induced climate change. >> now, robin, you have a question. >> i do. could you ask dan how does this compare, what we're seeing here, other places in the world, greenland, other places that are -- have glaciers. >> dan, robin wants to know how -- what we're seeing here, this melting, how does it compare to other glaciers around the world, say, in greenland or in other areas you've studied antarctica, as well. >> this is something we're seeing particularly in greenland, lots. melting on the surface and melting at the base of greenland, as well. there was just a few papers. that came out saying basically new floodgate has been released in greenland and we're melting a lot more there. parts of antarctica are deaf increasing their rates too so this is something we're seeing
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globally. it's not just something we're seeing in little pockets here and there all over the world we're seeing glaciers retreat at pretty alarming rates. >> melting at the basic same rate? >> yeah, the rates are -- it depends a lot on how fast the glacier is flowing but this is pretty comparable. it can be a little slower in antarctica because it's a little colder. >> this is just remarkable as we're looking at this. looks like the climbers have made it to the bottom of this massive ice tunnel and i've got my radio here so let's see what they're seeing or hear what it was like for them. good morning, guys. i want to check in with you. this is amy again. you made it to the bottom? >> that's right. standing at the bottom. it's awesome. >> he said it's awesome. so tell me what you're seeing. >> he's seeing a drone. >> hey, climbers, tell me what you're seeing. describe what you're looking at.
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>> everything is awesome. >> he went ahead with -- >> crystal clear ice, black and blue ice. i can tell you one thing, i have a challenging climb in front of me. >> yes, he does. >> a challenging climb ahead. >> everything is awesome and, yes, that's right. so it was very quick as we noticed for those climbers to come down the descent. now getting back up is going to take a lot longer, so it's quite a tremendous effort for them to get back up and so we're going to let them head back up and let's send one of our drones over to an active ice melt that is actually happening right now and, dan, while we send that drone over in that direction, you have some rare fossils to show us and they tell us something about climate change, yes? i know we have these heavy gloves on and have to dig into the bag here. but we can learn a lot from what's around us.
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>> what's amazing about these is these are gastropod fossils collected from the debris the glacier carved up and deposited. these are about 5,000 to 7,000 years old but fossils that only live in warm saltwater so we know that 11,000 years ago there was no ice here, the ocean was much warmer and these warm gastropod lived in a shallow sea. >> incredible. >> since then the glaciers readvanced and have gotten bigger and scraped them back up and deposited them for us to find. >> as we send our drone over there to the massive melting over at this glacier, tell us where this water is all headed. where this melting ice is going. it has to go somewhere, as you said. >> and we can actually see it forming in the river down here and will end up at the coast a
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few miles down there and it will end up all in the ocean and contributes to sea level rise there. >> when you talk about contribute to sea level rise, how much? at what rate is it contributing to the rising seawaters that are impacting the very shores of the united states. >> yeah, so, i mean what we're seeing sort of in places like miami might be an inch of sea level rise every year over there. what's coming out of this glacier right here, the way to sort of visualize it, imagine a tanker for a cargo ship. 2,000 of those are coming out every hour from this glacier that is melting out and that's what's been going on here so there's a lot of melt water coming out. >> the big question is how do we stop? >> that's the big question. what do we do to mitigate and adapt and be resilient to climate change. >> and glacier scientists such as yourself, is this the question that you're trying to tackle to figure out how to help the world protect itself from itself? >> yeah, so i'm really interested in how glaciers change size over time, how quickly do they retreat so i study how they have changed in the past to give us a sense of is it going to go back slowly, quickly, will it take a giant
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step all at once. how will it happen? >> dan morgan, we're glad you're by our side through this process. we appreciate it. those climbers slowly making their way back up to the top of that massive ice tunnel. we will check back in with them in just a bit. in the meantime, let's head back to you in times square. >> thank you, amy. thank you, dan. the whole team. >> we learned so much. >> we talk about global warping all the time but to have a picture to sort of put it -- >> you couldn't take your eyes off the screen. >> showing those fossils tell you how much the earth changes but not this fast. that's what's alarming with the warming here. you know, in sympathy of amy being out there, i'm going to go outside without a coat. it's about 27 degrees outside but 2015 the warmest year on record, in fact, part due to el nino but new york has been very warm. we got a hearty bunch here. big waves out west, high surf advisories. be careful if you're surfing >> good morning, i am
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meteorologist mike nicco with the soggy forecast. the heavy rain is over. but waves of showers and storms all day will have locally heavy rain and gusty wind and wet tomorrow, saturday, and monday. look at next six hours as the showers and potential thunderstorms develop the keep the umbrella and patience handy. my seven-day forecast shows we are in the mid-to-upper >> they're excited. got some honeymooners in new york city. you went to the warm climate. >> oh, yeah, came from florida. >> beautiful. back to you guys inside. >> all right. rob, thanks very much. >> love him. stay with us. we go back inside the heart of that glacier live in iceland live on "gma."
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui. let's go right over to sue hall checking on the commute. a wet one this morning. >> it's still wet, and getting a little bit eased up out there. look at b.a.r.t. reporting a minor delay. ten minutes at the 24th and mission stations in the millbrae directions. no muni delays and caltrain, a good way to get up to the peninsula. 87 crawling along past julian and the s.a.p. centers. standing water as well. san rafael, taillights. mill valley, shoreline, highway 101 on and off ramps closed due to high flooding. second day in a row. >> you got it. m
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day. not as many as this morning but more than the last couple of days. so look for local ponding on roadway, gusty winds and more and welcome back to "gma" and look at that view in iceland. there it is. there's the glacier. the sinkhole. our climbers down at the bottom right now. this is all happening live in iceland this morning. amy is there. >> yep, she's got -- >> that's right, george. good morning, everyone, and i just want to let you know that this took an incredible effort and i just want to give props to this incredible team who is here with me. they were here long before i got here. just to set up this shot on this glacier on the vatnajokull glacier. it took three solid days. they had to lay 4,000 feet of cable from our satellite dish and trek in 45 minutes with all of their equipment up to this glacier to get here and to make
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this incredible stunning visual for all of you and also want to give props to dji, they have these incredible drones that gave us that sweeping aerial footage of this treacherous, incredible ice tunnel that we watched those climbers go down and now climb back up in and so if it weren't for all of these efforts braving arctic temperatures, no less, with about four to five hours of sunlight each day, all to bring you an incredible live event. i hope you all learn something and i hope you were all as impressed with this natural beauty as we have been. >> oh, gosh, we're in awe and what are you doing, lara? lara is taking pictures of you. >> it's unbelievable. >> taking a selfie. >> the pictures are so unbelievable. i've never seen anything like it on tv. i want to send it to amy and show her how great it looks. >> amy, thank you, thank you,
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thank you. please thank the entire team that's there with you and you're right, it takes a village. [ applause ] we appreciate it. >> robin says thank you. >> and you know what, also a great use of drones. we do a lot of stories on drones but this one is actually how drones can be used to be helpful and education. >> also, guys, if you have kids, there are so many questions about global warming and these pictures help. talk to your kids about it. find solutions. it is real and it is happening. >> come on home, amy. come on home safe and sound. get warm here. thank you. now we are going to change gears a little bit and we're going to talk about jada pinkett smith's son jaden and will smith's son, headlines with a new look. he's sporting a skirt for louis vuitton's new women's campaign and deborah roberts, that's the reason that you are here. a lot of people are talking about this and a lot of positive reaction to it.
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>> a lot of positive but also some mixed reaction. if you know anything about jaden you know he is no stranger to edgy, provocative statements on social media or with his appearance. but this newest campaign has the fashion world buzzing. the karate kid growing up and making a mark in the fashion world. this morning, the newest face of louis vuitton's woman's line. yes, that's right. jaden smith is styling in ladies fashion with this post on his instagram. thank you so much at louis vuitton and at nicholas ghesquiere for the opportunity to impact this world. >> we are seeing an evolution and we're also seeing fashion do what fashion loves to do, which is to play with our expectations, to tug on our prejudices and to surprise us. >> reporter: in a press release the company saying jaden represents a generation that has assimilated the codes of true freedom, wearing a skirt comes as naturally to him as it would to a woman. the 17-year-old is known for stretching fashion boundaries
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from rocking dress-like outfits to dressing up as batman for the prom. his dad will smith telling ellen degeneres how he and wife jada support all their children's choices. >> we decided a long time ago that it's sort of better to flow with what people are naturally more than like what our egos need them to be. >> reporter: jaden telling gq in june, i'm just expressing how i feel inside which is really no particularly way because every day it changes how i feel about the world and myself. but social media is quick to change. there have been a lot of positive comments but overnight as the ad campaign was being widely reviewed, negative reactions began to seem in with people angrily reacting to the campaign, some saying they're perplexed wondering what the statement is all about. i have to say this whole gender bending world is here to stay. in london in one store they've taken away men's and women's
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clothes and now just have clothes so i think that's going to be here for awhile. >> what the campaign is really about is this, doing something provocative that will bring attention to the brand. >> a discussion. >> i just hope our producers don't get any ideas. >> not for you, george, right. >> i wish michael were still here. he'd really go after you two. you're just fine. >> you know what, we were all there last night, big night for you and your husband al roker with your book, "been there, done that." a great book party last night. >> thank you for the literary love. we all had a great time, nbc, abc, coming together, giving peace a chance. it was really, really nice to see the cease-fire. >> for a night. >> exactly. >> as it should be. >> a lot of fun. thank you all for being there and "been there, done that," i hope you'll read it. >> "been there, done that," i already read it. >> those two -- if we get along, anyone can get along. we are family. a great read. >> i really appreciate it. thank you. >> outside now to rob. >> nice work on the peace process. temperatures here, a little freezing.
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not the best weather for surfing. big waves. look at this, a shipwreck off santa barbara. tie down those boats. we got huge waves coming in. look at these. 25, 30-footers and some of those will be breaking especially on the southwest facing beaches so beach erosion and maybe some damage there going forward. rain across parts of the south creeping up towards chicago >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with ways of showers and storms and locally heavy rain and wind continue more so than the last two days. my seven-day outlook shows wet tomorrow, saturday, and monday, too. >> jumping helps. all right. this weathercast is brought to you by weight watchers. george, we're going to toss it back in to you. i know lara has her tailgating food, which probably is not on the weight watchers menu. >> yeah, that's coming up in a little bit. but you're in the lead right now, rob. i'm here with felicity huffman. she's from abc's "american
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crime." the show kicks off a new season tonight. felicity plays the headmistress at a school dealing with a sexual assault scandal. take a look. >> there were parts of the story the accuser wasn't particularly specific about. i don't know if much happened beyond some bad judgment. >> i'll bring them in and talk to them. >> talk to all your players together, avoid any of them feeling singled out. that would be my suggestion. if there is anything, bring it to my attention. if there's nothing -- >> oh, we'll find that out real fast. >> well, then that's the end of it. >> and felicity joins us now. i love this idea, brand-new season, brand-new story line, brand-new characters. >> brand-new characters and some of the same actors and some new actors coming on. we had a brilliant -- several brilliant young actors, and it's great to work the same people because you trust them and know their excellence and it's great to have new actors come in and inspire us. >> tell us about what you'll be digging into. >> this season, i think, is a little more accessible, a little more palatable because i think it's more personal.
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it's about family, it's about community, it's about education, sexual orientation, socioeconomic differences but ultimately gets down to families and about our kids and how do we best serve them and represent them and take care of them. >> yeah, i can't wait to watch this. so you're going to be going inside two high schools. i have a 13-year-old about to head into that phase and we all feel so vulnerable. >> you do. it's a private school that i'm the headmistress of in the story and then there's a public school that elvis nolasco is the principal of. it's each space and how do you best serve the community and how do you best serve your children and the issues of, you know, the online space in an obvious way that everything is immediate. everything is very public and yet it's also very private. you are shielded from your actions because everybody is anonymous online. >> that is the problem. you're not anonymous online. you've got this website. what the flick. what is that? >> what the flicka. flicka is my nickname. it's what i grew up with and i had this great group of moms
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from "desperate housewives" because i was the mom. and when "desperate" ended, i wanted to hold on to them, so i started a website, whattheflicka.com and it was was a funny irreverent look at motherhood which i find very difficult and baffling and so i wanted to have a space where it was totally free and open and accepting of however you found motherhood. >> you've been nominated to are a golden globe for "american crime" last season. we have to go back into the vault because of this. 2012, you and your husband at the golden globes. >> oh, no. ♪ don't be humiliated because you all did a terrific job ♪ ♪ it's an honor to be nominated ♪ ♪ blah blah blah blah blah >> how do you top it this year? >> oh, bill macy, come on. he's so fantastic. he just makes up these little ditties on his ukulele. i don't know how you top that. i think it's only -- i'm going to work my way down the ladder from that.
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>> good luck this weekend and congratulations to bill. he was so great in that movie "room." such a powerful movie. >> wasn't he great? i hope everybody watches tonight, "american crime," it's great. >> "american crime" at 10:00, 9:00 central right h announcer: it's time to make room for the new mattress models-- during sleep train's huge year end clearance sale. for a limited time, save hundreds on tempur-pedic mattresses. get the most highly recommended bed in america at closeout prices. plus, get interest-free financing and same-day delivery. why wait for the new models? sleep train's year end clearance sale is on now! superior service, best selection, lowest price-- guaranteed! ♪ sleep train [train horn] ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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it is a competition and, lara, it's your turn. a nod to your alma mater, penn state. >> send me the ball and i am preparing lara's nittany nachos. you could use the seasoning you can buy in the store. i prefer to create my own seasoning. >> may i? >> yes, please. this is how they look when they're done and these are a classic. we all love nachos, right? they're so good on game day with the beverage of your choice. i like to use chuck and spray the pan with a little pam or any vegetable oil and brown the meat. as it is browning you add your seasonings, they include and i want to make sure i get all of them. ground black pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder that goes into your ground beef. once that is done -- i prefer the large chip, the restaurant style because you can get more nacho goodness on your chip. and then also this is something that karen from "gma" taught me a couple of years ago. we do two layers. i use a pan and i put it in the
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oven, but two layers. you do a layer of the chips and you do your meat then you add all of your goodies. >> ooh. >> and this is how it will come out and i will show you what i put in it. the beef, you've got monterey jack, you've got cheddar, you have salsa. i use a store bought. i do make my own guacamole. i'll tell you about that in a sec. i love black beans. >> she's going for it. >> i'm not competitive at all, amy. also, i prefer instead of plain jalapenos, pickled. >> why? >> not quite as biting so you don't burn your tongue off so once you are done, things are heated. i like to put it in the oven. so far i'm getting good reviews then for the guacamole, there's a little trick. add a little lime juice, that will keep it green then -- >> really? >> it's very simple. a little bit of garlic, a little bit of salt. i love a little coriander, a special treat in there and then cilantro. go ahead and get in there. let me just -- may i add my special guac?
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>> sure. >> which will be on our website, everybody. >> you came prepared. >> green. >> and, yeah, it will stay green for much longer. nothing says the party is over like brown guacamole. i like a little bit of onion, but that is up to you. >> nice. >> this is really good. >> extra onion if penn state wins. i had a lot of onion this year. feeling good for next year. let's go, lions, and voila. >> very good. >> referee, is there a flag on the play, or do we get a touchdown? >> touchdown. >> i want a hot one. >> yeah, please, get in, get in. >> you got to do the honors here. >> are you proud of your alum here? [ cheers and applause ] >> thanks for coming in, guys. >> what are your fond memories of being there? >> well, i was just a grand marshal of homecoming last year. that was an incredible experience, but being part of the swimming and diving team and being an athlete at penn state was a true honor. >> all right, guys, you got to tell me. where do you think it goes?
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we are back now with elle king. king. elle has been -- she's been compared to janis joplin, stevie nicks and debbie harry. what do you say, yikes. >> big names. >> it's wonderful. give it up for elle king, congrats on the two grammy nominations. >> thank you. thanks. >> "ex's & oh's" and you said that was a joke -- was supposed to be a joke. >> it was a big, huge joke, yeah. most things in my life have to do with booze and boys and jokes and we never in a million years
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thought that this song would do what it's doing but it brought me here today, so i will never take anything seriously ever because it's working for me. >> have you been in touch with the guys that you kind of talk about in -- >> i've spoken to three out of four of the dudes. >> are they okay? >> only one has like left the country and like hates me so i'll take it. that's fine. >> and your momma is here. >> my mom is here. oh. >> you give a lot of credit to all your parents, how they helped you and performers. your dad rob schneider and your stepdad is a musician. all that helped. >> yeah, i grew up -- my mom and stepdad, i grew up in a rock 'n' roll home. >> right on. >> they knew that i wasn't very good at math or anything and so they gave me any lesson i wanted to do to kind of find what i was good at, and my stepdad paid his good-looking friend to teach me guitar and look where i am now, guys. >> you've done great, mom. you done great. okay, now to the moment we've all been waiting for,
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elle king performing her grammy nominated single. excuse me, "ex's & oh's" off her debut album "love stuff." ♪ ♪ well i had me a boy turned him into a man ♪ ♪ i showed him all the things that he didn't understand ♪ ♪ whoa and then i let him go ♪ now there's one in california who's been cursing my name ♪ ♪ 'cause i found me a better lover in the uk ♪ ♪ hey hey until i made my getaway ♪ ♪ one, two, three, they gonna run back to me ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm the best baby that they never gotta keep ♪ ♪ one, two, three, they gonna run back to me ♪ ♪ they always wanna come but they never wanna leave ♪ ♪ ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me ♪ ♪ like ghosts they want me to
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make 'em all they won't let go ex's and oh's ♪ ♪ i had a summer lover down in new orleans kept him warm in the winter ♪ ♪ left him frozen in the spring my, my, how the seasons go by ♪ ♪ i get high and i love to get low ♪ ♪ so the hearts keep breaking and the heads just roll ♪ ♪ you know that's how the story goes ♪ ♪ one, two, three, they gonna run back to me ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm the best baby that they never gotta keep ♪ ♪ one, two, three, they gonna run back to me ♪ ♪ they always wanna come but they never wanna leave ♪ ♪ ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me ♪ ♪ like ghosts they want me to
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make 'em all they won't let go ♪ ♪ my ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me ♪ ♪ like ghosts they want me to make 'em all they won't let go ex's and oh's ♪ ♪ ♪ one, two, three, they gonna run back to me ♪ ♪ climbing over mountains and a-sailing over seas ♪ ♪ one, two, three, they gonna run back to me ♪ ♪ they always wanna come but they never wanna leave ♪ ♪ my ex's and the oh oh oh's they haunt me like ghosts they want me to make 'em all ♪ ♪ they won't let go
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[♪] ♪ take the time ♪ in your life ♪ just before ♪ it passes by ♪ then you'll know ♪ to keep it slow ♪ so here we go [♪]
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♪ here we go how much do we love elle king? [ cheers and applause ] you were saying how the girls -- your girls bop to the song. >> absolutely. that was great. thank you, elle. >> thanks also to an amazing team in iceland. let's take one last look at those climbers. there they are out of the sinkhole. thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui. i suggest a rain jacket if you're so inclined and umbrella. meteorologist mike nicco with a look at the rain. >> great idea and patience this morning, too. ponding on the roadways from excessive rainfall continuing in the santa clara valleys another 15 minutes. stuck in the santa cruz mountains, falling out from morgan hill. transition to scattered showers that will have locally heavy rain and gusty winds throughout the morning and afternoon. sue? >> a minor b.a.r.t. delay in the sfo direction, if you're headed out now. 24th and mission. no other mass transit delays. three hot spots to be aware of. 680, backing into alamo. 101 northbound at oregon expressway, middle of the road,
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s all lanes. three cars right lanes blocking the exit at woodside road. now >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the drama, "american crime," felicity huffman. and star of the new series, "billons", damian lewis. and the do's and dow jones of organic foods as we continue our "new year, new you" series. all the next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] and now, here with your -- are your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪

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