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good morning, america. donald trump and hillary clinton getting set for tonight's crucial first debate. how the candidates are preparing in the final hours. >> getting ready. getting ready. >> 100 million people expected to tune in. the war over who will be in the front row. and what each candidate needs to do to close the deal tonight. as our new poll shows a race in a dead heat, it's your voice, your vote. major washout. entire neighborhoods underwater in the midwest. rivers rising, forcing thousands to evacuate. residents racing to save their homes as they brace for the worst flooding in nearly a decade. police release new footage of the deadly shooting in charlotte. but questions grow about what really happened. tensions rise on the streets. now the victim's brother-in-law joins us live, only on "gma." and celebrating one of
golf's greatest. remembering the king of the course, arnold palmer. his legendary life and career, revolutionizing the sport, inspiring generations of athletes with his style, and every man touch. >> if i can teach them to leave the game better, then i've been successful. >> the tributes pouring in around the globe this morning. good morning, america. and welcome to the biggest day yet in the race for the white house. you're looking live at hofstra university. that's the debate hall where donald trump and hillary clinton are going to take the stage tonight for their first debate. we're going to be covering it live right here at 9:00 p.m. right here on abc. amy, it's a 90-minute debate. six 15-minute segments. three broad topics. we learned something. hillary clinton gets the first
question. each candidate has two minutes to reply to the questions. >> so many people will be watching. in fact, nearly three-quarters of american voters are saying they're planning to watch tonight's debate. rivaling the super bowl audience that would crush the previous debate record when 80 million people watched the ronald reagan/jimmy carter showdown in 1980. the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows clinton ahead by just two points. 46 to 44. as you know, that is a statistical dead heat. the excitement building with just a few hours to go. >> a lot at stake tonight. full team coverage this morning and tonight. tom llamas starts us off from inside the debate hall at hofstra. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the road to the white house comes right through hofstra university tonight. just behind me, you can see the debate stage. hillary clinton will be stage left, and donald trump will be standing stage right. this could be the most watched debate in the history of this country and could change the direction of the race. overnight, team trump, including
debate coach, rudy giuliani, cheque out the stage. as the candidates were preparing, their top advisers already firing the first shot. >> all that we're asking is that if donald trump lies, that it's pointed out. >> reporter: the clinton team looking for a referee to flag trump if he gets his points and facts wrong. trump's campaign saying let the candidates duke it out. >> i don't appreciate campaigns thinking it's the job of the media to go and be these virtual fact-checkers. >> reporter: the clinton campaign adding drama before the first question. is even asked. giving a debate ticket to trump tormenter mark cuban. >> if he came on "shark tank," i wouldn't make the investment. >> reporter: trump responding on twitter, if dopey mark cuban of failed benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps i will put gennifer flowers right alongside of him. flowers is a woman who had an affair with clinton decades ago. the campaign saying, she was not invited.
>> gennifer flowers will not be attending the debate. rsh as the -- >> reporter: as the candidates go, clinton is the more experienced. >> which enemy are you most proud of? >> in addition to the nra, the health insurance companies. the drug companies. the iranians. probably the republicans. >> reporter: but trump took on an army of republicans in the primaries through 11 debates and was never afraid of saying what he really thinks. >> he referred to my hands. if they're small, something else must be small. i guarantee you, there's no problem. i guarantee you. all right? okay. >> reporter: we'll see if there will be moments like that tonight. the trump campaign job is not lowering expectations. just yesterday, trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway quoted newt gingrich saying donald trump is the babe ruth of debates. tonight, the trump campaign has launched snapchat filters to build support. on social media, one of those
filters is live right now. george? >> a whole lot on social media tonight. tom, thank you very much. hillary clinton reportedly preparing for the debate all month. she told us last month she's quote getting ready. tonight will be her 35th presidential debate. she participated in 25 in 2008 and then 9 during this election's primaries, and abc's cecilia vega joins us now with more on how clinton is preparing for this evening. good morning, cecilia. >> she's a veteran. good morning. hillary clinton's team calls donald trump a formidable foe. preparing for this debate has not been easy for her. clinton has said, there are two donald trumps. a reserved candidate and an aggressive one. she has had to prepare for both to show up. she has been in intense prep sessions. she's been holding mock debates. studying video of him in past debates. her campaign met with trump's ghost writer trying to find out what make him tick. what makes her team most nervous? her aides say they feel the bar is lower for donald trump. that as long as he sticks to the
script even slightly, he'll appear presidential. they need him to go off message tonight. we also learned about clinton's guest list tonight. among her debates long-time supporters who have a special relationship with her, including a 9/11 survivor. and mark cuban. they give him the best seat they have got. >> we know that tweet over the weekend, donald trump saying he was going to invite gennifer flowers to the debate. he rescinded that. he isn't going to actually do that. obviously, clinton has to be preparing for those attacks. >> they say they are ready for attacks on infidelity attacks, but they say that's not what they're most worried about. they need trump to go off message. >> they don't want a subdued donald trump. here with the whole political team this morning. here with martha raddatz. want to get to jon karl as well. let's begin by look at the poll. our poll showing a dead heat. a lot of other information coming in supporting that as well. >> if you look at our poll, last
month, hillary clinton had a big eight-point lead. now 46-44. this race is statistically tied. a new bloomberg poll shows the race tied. that was also out this morning. if you look at this, among independent voters, donald trump has a five-point lead. last month, hillary clinton led. going into the debate, here are hillary clinton's advantages. by 26 points, she knows world affairs better, she has the right temperament, and she is more qualified. big leads. donald trump has to show he fits those categories. but look at this. the question of who is more honest and trustworthy? donald trump has a big lead. in temples of who is in better health, donald trump, a 22-point lead. hillary clinton has to convince voters that she is honest and in good shape. >> those are the overall national numbers. at the same time, the electoral college, hillary clinton has an edge. that is tightening, as well. >> here's the race ratings. the blue states lean hillary clinton.
273 electoral votes. donald trump wins all of the tossup states, pure tossups. he doesn't have enough votes to win. he's still behind. but he needs to win someplace where hillary clinton has an advantage. there's a new poll out today, george, that shows pennsylvania now a tied race. if he can win pennsylvania, he would be able to win the presidency. i want to play one other possibility. he could try to win in new hampshire. a place he won in the primary. that would give you 269-269. >> and it goes to congress. that's why hillary clinton is going to new hampshire this week. you talked to undecided voters. there are relatively few. but this year, more people moving around a little bit. >> it's unbelievable to me to go out there with the voters and after 18 months to have campaigning still have so many people say to you, i don't know who i want. so when they watch the debate tonight, there's about 3% truly
undecided. they're independent, they are you younger, but 18% of those say the debate will matter. what has to happen? they have to do something spectacularly good or spectacularly bad to change their minds. right now, they just don't know. they're not voting against anyone. they're not voting for anyone. they don't like either one of them >> sometimes they go back and forth to johnson or stein. >> exactly. you can ask, what about gary johnson or jill stein? haven't made up my mind yet. it's remarkable how many people say that to you when you're out there. >> thanks, guys. back to amy. >> we're joined by political strategists who know what it's like to prep candidates for a presidential debate. abc's matt dowd, chief strategist for george w. bush's re-election campaign. and david plouffe, barack obama's campaign manager in 2008. good morning, guys. and matt, this is trump's first one-on-one political debate. what is his team focusing on right now? >> i don't think they have ever
dealt with the audience he'll have tonight. being there for an hour and a half, he's not had that. he has to have an ability, to one, stay focused and on-message, and he has had moments of discipline. can he take that moment and stretch that to an hour and a half? it's tough. >> and two-minute responses. >> two-minute responses. >> what is clinton's team strategizing on? >> it's a huge opportunity for her. she's not a great retail politician. i think the key thing is people know she's got good ideas, or at least ideas and policies. she has to speak from the heart and gut about why she's doing this. and connect with the members of the obama coalition. she has to speak from the heart a . doesn't she have to, assuming, wi we don't know what the moderator is going to do tonight. lester holt has not spoken. she has to be prepared, i
believe, to take the fight to donald trump. >> absolutely. there's polls out every day that are all over the place. i think it's clear that hillary clinton is winning this race. donald trump is the one that has to change the dynamic. if all she does, and i think she needs to do more, is keep the race where it is and don't give him momentum, that's important. you can't get in your head that you have to be fact checker in chief, but i think you have to take moments -- not in every answer, and have moments where it's clear that donald trump is not fit to sit in the oval office. or the situation room. >> the problem for hillary clinton is she does have a slight lead. she's kept him in the game. he's within a field goal. you don't want to go into the last few days of the election and have him within a field goal. anything can happen. if he overcomes one our two points, he wins. >> the clinton campaign wants trump to go off mention and be crazy. what does trump need to do? what does he have to accomplish tonight? >> they have to switch positions. he needs to be less visceral and more rational. more head, less heart.
she needs to be less head and more heart. he has to try as best he can to not do his mannerisms that he sometimes does and not go off on her personally. >> isn't that why people are watching? >> he has to have an emotional connection but show he has the knowledge to be president. >> and david, for each of them right now, what is the one issue they have to get to, even if it doesn't come up from the moderator? >> i think for clinton, it's to speak about why am i doing this right now? again, everybody knows she has policies. she has to find the moment to say why am i doing this? why am i motivated to do this? skpipg -- and i think she has to draw a clear economic contrast that donald trump's policies would hurt. donald trump has to show command or foreign policy and national security. they're human beings. everyone has prep. everyone has strategy. you don't know what happens once the bell goes off. >> each candidate will have call a lot of audibles tonight. >> they're done preparing. reading binders. i think today, they're focused on the safe place. they need to have a safe place
that no matter what the question is, if they get caught in something, and they don't know the answer, they have to go to a safe place. have to be able to end up in a place they're comfortable in. >> also curious about lester holt. should he be encyclopedia britannica? >> i don't know about that, but journalists are supposed to discover the truth. part of it should be fact-checking. they shouldn't be an arm of the campaign. but in the course of the debate, he does need to come up. if somebody tells a bald-faced lie, he should correct it. >> if you look at debates, historically, moderators don't read questions. anyone can do that. they help direct the conversation. but particularly, hillary clinton, it can't be in her head, that why is lester holt not fact-checking? she has to take the opportunity when the moment presents itself. >> david, you have helped get social media involved. tonight, we will see something
we have not seen. it will be happening in parallel, at exactly the same time on social media. the campaigns fighting it out fiercely. >> it's fascinating. there will be a huge audience. a consensus will begin to emerge. ash who is having the best night. the benghazi moment in our second debate happened an hour in. it's important the entire 90 minutes. you have to have a sound strategy to drive that conversation, but you have to get off to a good start. >> it's not just winning tonight. winning tonight is important. but it's winning in the three days. we have breaking news out of houston. emergency personnel called to a strip mall where 17 people were shot. it happened around 6:29. choppers on the sight captured at least one person down. the suspect, carrying a revolver. first spotted by law enforcement behind some trees.
opened firing, and police were able to shoot the gunman. there's no motive, but police forced to call in a bomb squad. much of the houston area remains closed due to traffic at this hour. let's move on. we celebrate the king of golf, arnold palmer. after a legendary career on the course where he won over generations of fans with his bold style and personality, we remember the man and the mark he made. >> reporter: arnold palmer was one of golf's greatest players ever, and questionably, one of the most beloved. he burst onto the golf scene in the mid '50s that led him to win seven majors from 1958 to 1964, including to two-stroke victory over jack nicklaus at the u.s. open. >> it belongs to arnold palmer.
>> reporter: he came back to win the masters. four triumphs. it was how he won. his pants-hitching made him a stoo superstar, making so many proud p to be part of arnie's army. playing with presidents, pros, and just plain old people. in 2004, he would be given the presidential medal of freedom. >> the united states honors this proud citizen for his athletic skill, his sportsmanship and his many contributions to sport and to america. [ applause ] >> reporter: millions who never saw him hit a golf shot, also knew arnold palmer for the ice tea and lemonade drink that bears his awesome. >> reporter: he died at the age of 87. tiger woods tweeting, it's hard to imagine golf without you, or anyone more important to the game than the king. to his final days, the son of
latrobe, pennsylvania never lost his zest for life or the game. >> i say, if i can teach a young man coming along to leave the game better than they found it when they arrived, i have been successful. >> arnold palmer was certainly successful. how many guys get a drink named after them? >> that's my husband's favorite drink. that will be one of his lasting legacie legacies. >> let's go to ginger with the flooding. >> i used to serve that drink. number one by far. let's check your weather because look at this. we're talking about not your run of the mill flooding in eastern iowa, but some of the worst flooding that they will have seen since 2008. if you recall those images, it was horrendous. they are way ahead of this. look what was already happening. this is independence, iowa.
either of waterloo, and remember, last week, we were talking about flash flooding, and more than 15 inches falling quickly. they are putting out sandbags and everybody was doing that, and they are preparing for the worst. here's what we have. flood warnings up and down the mississippi river and cedar river. as we go in closer, flood stage or major flood stage is 16 feet, and it's above that, and expected tonight into tomorrow to rise to 23 feet. this is a serious situation, and we will be on it for the next 24 to 36 hours. your local weather in 30 seconds, first though, your select cities brought to you by edward jones.
good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. heat advisory spare the air today. cooling will begin tomorrow. it will reach all of our neighborhoods, but we have to wait until almost the weekend. look for the asterisk. look at all the 90s and 100ed. tonight, even cooler than this morning, 50s and 60s. if you're above is,000 feet, could be in the 70s. seven-day forecast, 60 or 70s >> and with a beautiful fall backdrop, i'll take my imaginary arnie palmers and serve them to you so we can toast him. >> thank you, ginger. and coming up here on "gma," a lot more on the trump-clinton showdown. plus, the latest from charlotte. the questions growing about the newly released dash cam video in the killing of keith lamont scott. his brother-in-law joins us.
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>> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. i'm back and so is the heat unfortunately. in all seriousness from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. this evening, excessive heat, heat-related illnesses. watch out for the pets, kids, elderly. good air quality right now. inbound east land, air quality will be poor. 90s around the bay and 100s inland. 50s and 60s for lows tonight and temperatures back to average. but friday we have to wait until reggie. >> thank you, mike. coming up next on "gma," you'll hear with the victim's
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9:00 p.m. eastern. we'll be here live at abc to cover all 90 minutes. all right. and so much anticipation by the way for the royal family's visit to canada. the first time as a family of four. did you see that? prince george refusing to give canadian prime minister justin trudeau a high five? left him hanging. nope, wasn't going to do it. we have much more on the royal tour ahead. >> staring him down right there. we switch gears and begin with the latest from charlotte. there were more peaceful protests as the curfew was lifted overnight. we saw the release of body cam and you see it right there, and dash cam video. it hasn't settled questions over the deadly police shooting of keith lamont scott. keith's brother-in-law is here live for an exclusive interview. let's go first to abc's eva pilgrim live on the scene in charlotte. good morning, eva. >> reporter: these are the boarded up windows of a hotel damaged during the protests. local artists are painting over these eyesores as a way to begin healing. this, as there are calls for the full video to be released. [ crowd chanting ]
>> no justice. >> no peace. >> reporter: military vehicles rolling into place. officers form a barricade right outside sunday's panther game. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: tensions still simmering in charlotte, as newly released video raises more questions about the police shooting of 43-year-old keith lamont scott. that was last tuesday. the charlotte police department buckling to pressure this weekend, releasing some of the video showing the deadly confrontation. in the dash cam video, you see scott get out of his suv, walking backwards slowly, hands by his side, unclear what, if anything, is in his hands. and then four shots are fired. >> we got shots fired. one suspect down. >> reporter: in this body cam angle, scott is seen standing outside his vehicle. one pant leg lifted, what awe
pee -- appears to be a holster strapped to his leg. the father of seven then lying on the ground. police running up with guns drawn. while you can't see a gun, you hear the officers talking about it. >> his hand. gun in his hand. >> reporter: police also releasing pictures of the evidence from the scene. the gun, marijuana, and an ankle holster, saying scott's dna and fingerprints were found on that loaded gun. >> there's no single piece of evidence that proves all the complexities involved in this investigative process relative to this case. >> reporter: family members say scott was just sitting in his suv waiting to pick up his son from school. police say officers were in the neighborhood to arrest someone else when they say they saw scott with marijuana and a gun and made the decision to approach him. >> if you look at the dash cam video in and of itself, i don't think they really had a reason to shoot him. >> reporter: the police chief saying that full police video will not be released until this investigation is complete. george? >> okay, eva, thanks.
let's talk to keith lamont scott's brother-in-law, ray dotch. thanks for coming in. how is the family doing? >> we're -- we're holding it together. we're a praying family. we're a strong family. we're getting through it as best we can. >> your reaction to the partial video released? >> well, we're first happy that they released it. we -- our absolute first goal is to get to the absolute truth. but, of course, it left us with more questions than with answers. and so we're still trying to understand how it came to be that this particular moment resulted in the loss of life. >> do you accept now, they also released the pictures of that gun with his fingerprints and dna on it. do you accept now that he had a gun on the scene? >> i'm not going to speak specifics about the case itself. my family is trying to expand the conversation beyond just us. this is not just about our family. this is not just about keith
lamont scott. there is an epidemic going on with a particular facet of the community in this country where people are consistently dying in the streets. that is a much bigger conversation that we need to be having as nation. >> i actually agree with that. but the specifics matter in this case. as well. i just had one more question about what we saw this weekend. you hear in the video, keith's wife saying, don't do it, don't do it. do you know what she's referring to? >> the only thing i'll say is she's speaking to the police. don't do it. >> not to keith? >> not to keith. and trying to get keith's attention. >> what is your hope of what will come out of a full investigation, full transparency, full release of all the videos? >> my hope on all of this, is the only way that keith and all of the others' lives will not be
in vain is if we as a nation, tell the truth about who we are. about the -- inherent prejudices that we carry as nation. that we've always carried as a nation. until we're willing to be honest, and pull back the curtain and take an absolute unflinching look at who we are, these incidences will continue. when you see my sister, as your sister, when you see keith lamont scott as your brother and not just my brother, when we stand as a united states, and say, enough with this, then we're making forward progress. it's not just about us as family. it's about this issue as a whole. >> ray dotch, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> amy? to the tragic loss of rising baseball star jose fernandez. the miami marlins pitcher whose story of perseverance and triumph inspired so many, tragically killed in a boating accident on sunday.
abc's jesse palmer joins us now with that story. good morning, jesse. >> reporter: good morning amy. that's right. authorities are saying that speed was a factor in that accident which happened early sunday morning. jose fernandez may have only been 24 years old. his impact on major league baseball will be felt for years to come. >> jose fernandez has been tremendous. >> reporter: just 24 years old. jose fernandez, the national league rookie of the year three years ago, had one of the biggest arms in baseball. >> jose fernandez, in command and in control. >> reporter: off the field, known for his magnetic personality and team spirit. >> and a moment of silence for jose fernandez. >> reporter: this morning, his sudden and tragic death felt all over major league baseball. >> you watch kids play little league or something like that, that's the joy that jose played with, and the passion he felt about playing. >> reporter: fernandez died this weekend after a boat he was in passenger in crashed into the rocks in miami. his marlins teammates tearfully paying tribute. canceling their game yesterday.
>> it's a tremendous loss. and my heart goes out to his family. >> reporter: painting fernandez's number 16 into the pitching mound. fernandez emigrated to the u.s. from cuba in 2008, making it on his fourth attempt. >> he sacrificed his life to leave an oppressed country. >> reporter: his grandmother emotionally surprising him just before he was named rookie of the year. this picture just posted last week. fernandez said his favorite player was red sox legend david ortiz. ortiz requested a retirement ceremony scheduled for him yesterday be postponed. writing on twitter, i don't have the words to describe the pain i feel for the loss of my friend. good-bye, my friend. don mattingly said that fernandez played the game of baseball the way little leaguers play, with so much passion, but he also had that passion for life, and it's a big loss
certainly. for baseball and his family. >> thank you, jesse. >> it really is sad. coming up on our big board. we have more on the debate tonight, matthew dowd is back revealing how big name brands are hoping to cash in on tonight's showdown. plus, pippa middleton hacked. thousands of photos stolen. our insiders join us in two minutes. stolen. our insiders join us in two minutes. packing, or equipment? if you or a loved one have an asbestos-related disease, you may have a right to vote on a plan to reorganize and pay claims in the garlock/coltec bankruptcy. garlock's and coltec's products were used in industrial and maritime settings, including where steam, hot liquid or acid moved in pipes. votes must be filed by december 9, 2016 call 844-garlock or go to garlocknotice.com
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our big board. matthew dowd here at the table once again. let's start with what we've been talking about this morning. the most highly anticipated presidential debate in recent history. more than 100 million people expected to watch. and the candidates aren't the only ones hoping to cash in. a growing number of big-name brands are banking on high interest in the election. and matthew, doritos. we have got our bags here. tell us what this is all about. >> we're going to have a super bowl-like moment and we need doritos. they're not really. if you open it up, they are made
of cardboard, and the whole point of this is to get young people mainly -- >> no taste, no crunch, no choice. >> you want a bold choice. it's basically for them to take advantage of a key moment in the campaign in an election that's drawn a lot of interest. >> you see others doing it as well. 7-eleven is getting in the game. you understand why they want to do it. everybody is talking about it right now. maybe 100 peele millimillion pe going to watch. is there any risk for a company? >> for good. they want to make people convince them to go vote. especially younger people whose turnout is low. i think they're doing it for a profit. they understand this is like a super bowl commercial. which gets a huge audience. this is going to be a huge audience if they can get people talking about this. it's a pop culture moment. it's a conversation that will exist on social media. so i think it's very important to the company, even their bottom line. though i think they are doing it well-intentioned. it's a good moment for them. >> let's see if these get people to vote.
>> we need arnold. and arnold palmer to drink with it. to honor the golfer. the king. >> thank you. we move on now to this hack of pippa middleton's icloud account. detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of stealing some 3,000 photos from dutchess kate's younger sister. our royal contributor, victoria murphy joins us right now. and victoria, you have seen so many different kinds of images. prince george, and princess charlotte on the account. what's the latest on the information? >> this has been disturbing and shocking news for pippa and the royal family over the weekend. 3,000 photos including nude pictures, and pictures of george and charlotte. including intimate pictures of pippa middleton trying on wedding dresses, and looking at wedding venues. the latest on this is that somebody has been arrested. they've been released on bail. the police are waiting to find out if they have the right person. i'm sure pippa will be hoping that they have. >> and victoria, we know that the royal family is used to
living under the microscope, but this is a serious breach. let's talk about how concerned the royal family is. not just photos, but contacts, et cetera. all the things that may be on their phone and their personal items. >> this is worrying. there's a strong possibility that all the contact numbers in pippa's phone, including of course, william and kate, and other members of the royal family will now be accessed by this hacker, and who knows what they will do with that? they are sophisticated what they have done. it's a concern, and they will be looking to protect themselves as best they can. >> we certainly appreciate it. thank you so much, victoria, and matthew. we'll keep our eye on that. >> we certainly will. coming up, it's all in line for the candidates. how one stumble could sway the election. it's happened before. and then still ahead. more parts choosing not to vaccinate their kids. one mom is sharing the frightening wakeup call that convinced her to change her
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across as more engaged. >> bringing people together. >> reporter: ronald reagan was the master of being relatable. a single zinger. >> there you go again. >> reporter: stopped jimmy carter in his tracks. it's important to appear cool. that's why voters watching the very first televised debate thought j.f.k. beat nixon. important not to be cold. when michael dukakis was asked this question -- >> if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer? >> reporter: his answer -- >> no, i don't. >> reporter: didn't connect emotionally. al gore tried to hard to fight the test. his first debate with george w. bush -- >> a record of appointing judges in the state of texas. that's what a governor gets to do. >> reporter: sighing. and rolling his eyes so much it became a meme. >> ancient rome came to life in "gladiator" with russell crowe.
>> reporter: it's a tricky issue. you have to make your case on the issues and you have to be likable, and for the voters, those unexpected moments, they can seal an impression or throw the race wide open for a lot of people watching. >> an awkward moment, one of the jimmy carter debates, the power went off. i think it was in cleveland. they sat there for half an hour at the podiums and didn't say a word. >> that's really awkward. >> apparently with the nixon and kennedy debate, nixon was sick before. >> in the hospital. >> he put on bad makeup. it started to melt under the lights and -- the damage was done. indeed. >> david wright, thank you very much. more history will be made tonight. i'll be anchoring our coverage for the debate tonight. teen hillary clinton and donald trump. our whole team will join us as well. that starts at 9:00 eastern here on abc. before that, coming up in our next hour, the royal road trip. how george and charlotte are stealing the show. once again. and then as more parents decide not to vaccinate their kids, as one mom is sharing her
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♪ the final countdown good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. super showdown. 74% of americans say they'll watch tonight's debate. clinton versus trump. the candidates in a dead heat in the latest poll. how they're gearing up for tonight's high-stakes face-off. parenting alert. more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids. now a mom sharing her frightening close call. >> it was awful. it didn't have to happen because i could have had them vaccinated. >> what she wishes she had known. her message for parents. dr. besser here breaking down the research. and royal road trip. will and kate draw huge crowds out west. george and charlotte stealing the show. that missed high five with justin trudeau making headlines. charlotte seen only for the third time since she was born. and the brand-new details on kate's blockbuster look.
all that and one on one with lupita nyong'o and gina rodriguez here live. it's a great monday, and we say -- >> all: good morning, america. wow, lara, you are fast. >> yeah. >> that hip replacement worked. >> whew. >> take a breath. good morning, america. happy monday here. you saw the nice crowd outside. there's a lot in this hour. >> all eyes on the royals this morning. this is charlotte's first trip overseas. making quite the impression from the moment she landed. look at that. she's peeking out of the plane window there. we'll have all the details on their visit and kate's incredible red and white dress. that's a dress, right? it's not two pieces? >> i don't know. she looks good always. and everyone is back to school mode. back to school mode. that means a lot of kids are eating at the cafeteria. but, would you believe, that could actually be a secret to
weight loss? this morning, the lunch lady who lost 100 pounds eating the same food that she serves for students. check out her before and after right there. we're going to hear how she did it. she'll join us live. >> she looks great. that is coming up. first, the morning rundown from paula faris. >> hello, everyone. happy monday. we begin with the countdown to tonight's big showdown. clinton versus trump. 3 out of 4 americans say that they will be watching tonight's debate. just as another national poll out this morning shows the candidates are virtually tied. look at that. abc's tom llamas is at the debate hall for us this morning. hi, tom. >> reporter: paula, good morning. as he's done the entire campaign, donald trump bucked the tradition for his debate prep. instead of doing mock debates, he chose to huddle with trusted advisers and do question and answer sessions. we do know that former new york city mayor, rudy giuliani, played a very big role in his debate prep. he took on the republicans in the 11 debates.
they're telling trump, the only advice they're giving him, telling trump to be himself. paula? >> all right, tom. thank you. we want to check in with the clinton campaign and send things over to abc's cecilia vega. hi, cecilia. >> reporter: paula, good morning. tonight mark's clinton's 35th presidential debate. she's said she has no idea what she's going to get walking on to the stage tonight. she said two different donald trumps could show up. the last thing her team wants is for her opponent to be subdued and on message tonight. she's been closely studying trump, watching videos, holding mock debates with a trump stand-in. her team even met with trump's ghostwriter, trying to find out what makes him tick. clinton's aides say she's not taking the stage looking to provoke donald trump. but they say she's prepared for everything, even personal attacks. what makes her team most nervous about tonight? aides say they fear the bar is lower for trump, that as long as
he sticks to the script even slightly, he'll appear presidential skpr presidential, and paula, that's a threat to hillary clinton. >> thank you, cecilia. i think we're all looking forward to the super bowl of presidential debate. and abc's live debate coverage begins at 9:00 eastern. in other news, the united states is accusing russia of barbarism and war crimes in syria for unleashing more air strikes supporting the syrian regime that has killed dozens of people. including civilians. the u.n. security council failed to take action during an emergency meeting on sunday. a man accused of killing five people at a mall in washington state is due in court today. he had a string of run-ins with the law including assault charges. one neighbor even she has she was so afraid of him, she kept a stun gun by her door. however, a motive for the shooting is still unclear. and a man lost at sea with his mother for eight days has been found in good condition. a ship found 22-year-old nathan on a life raft 100 miles off martha's vineyard.
mixed meeemotions because his mother is still miss. they ran into trouble after leaving rhode island on a fishing trip. and tributes are pouring in this morning for golf legend arnold palmer. the king. he died sunday from heart complications. he won nearly 100 major tournaments in his career, becoming a driving force and making the sport popular with the masses. arnold palmer was 87 years old. finally on this monday morning, one man rushing to work forgot his lunch. he wasn't worried. his wife has great aim. take a look at this. she ran to the window with his sandwich, and tossed it down to him. it went through the sunroof of his car. it's a speedy delivery via airmail. don't get ideas. we do not know the condition of that sandwich once it landed in the car. if it was a pb & j, maybe it's edible. anything else, not sure. the way i make sandwiches, it would have been all over the place. >> people pay good money for paninis. >> there you go. a new panini method.
>> that's right. there you go. with that, from paninis to pop, everybody. shall we? happy monday morning. we begin with "the magnificent seven" coming out of the gates. blazing. blasting to number one. on its debut weekend. the western remake starring denzel washington, chris pratt, ethan hawke, among others. lassoed an estimated $35 million in north america alone. this is washington's largest opening in his nearly 30-year career. that's five weeks in a row that actors in their 60s have topped the box office, following on the heels of tom hanks in "sully." and stephen lang in "don't breathe." talk about the golden years. well done. also in "pop news" this morning, everybody's favorite fab four reuniting over the weekend. who? the stars of "will and grace." debra messing, sean hayes, megan mullally. eric mccormack. all hanging out together. sharing a laugh at an l.a.
comedy club where megan mullally and her husband, nick offerman were performing. looking genuinely happy to see her pals, and messing posting this snap with mccormack saying, you smell the same. beautiful. beautiful. it's been ten years since they went their separate ways. looks like they have not lost that loving feeling. no word on a reunion. but we did find these pictures on mullally's instagram. they sure look like the actors are rehearsing. for something. >> that would be a fun reunion. >> something, we believe is going on. you heard it here first. investigative "pop news." and then finally, the popular social network snapchat is launching its first ever hardware product. they're called spectacles. they are sunglasses that record ten-second video snaps. # i know. get ready, george. our daughters will be living in them. >> oh, no. >> the lens is built right into the frame. it proximates your field of
vision. you tap a button, your video is uploaded instantly to snap chat. great, fantastic. they'll come in black, teal, coral. with over 150 million daily users, you'll see a lot of these babies. spectacles will be available in weeks. >> the problem is my kids will have to take them off and point them at themselves because that's how he want to snapchat, right? >> it's going to be so annoying. >> it isn't already? >> i come bearing disturbing news. that's "pop news." >> thank you, lara. coming up, more parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids. one mom didn't do it and got a scary wakeup call. dr. besser here live to talk about that. and the latest on the royal road trip. how will and kate are including a nod to princess diana in their trip. ♪ lay it all on me
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we're going to get a lot more on that coming up. >> so cute. right now, we have a parenting alert about vaccines. the american academy of pediatrics saying more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids. mara schiavocampo has more on what that choice meant for one mom. good morning, mara. >> reporter: good morning. it was a dangerous choice. one mom learning that the hard way. after refusing to vaccinate her children, they were aural suddenly stricken with a potentially deadly illness. her family sick for three weeks. that changed her perspective forever. these are cris k aristin's thre children. happy, healthy, and now, fully vaccinated. it wasn't always that way. >> i put my kids at risk. i wish that i had taken more time to research both sides. >> reporter: o'mara, a teacher, living outside of chicago, says she was a big believer in anti-vaccination research. >> i scoured everything i could possibly find about why vaccines might be harmful.
i became pretty convinced. >> reporter: she chose not to vaccinate her children. then her 5-year-old and 3-year-old twins were stricken with a case of rotavirus. o'mara and her husband also got very sick. she was suddenly living with the terrifying consequences of her choice. >> it was awful. it didn't have to happen. because i could have had them vaccinated. i felt guilty. >> reporter: although the american recommends vaccinations for practicely every child, the group says that the number of parents refusing to vaccinate their children may be on the ride. in 2013, 87% of pediatricians had encountered parents refusing to get the vaccine. the most common reasons? some parents cited they believed vaccinations were unnecessary and they had concerns about autism. a link that has been repeatedly disproven. today, her children are fully up
to date on their vaccines after an aggressive catch-up regimen. now, she's encouraging others to vaccinate their kids, too. >> i'm here because i wanted to share my personal story. if it does help someone change their mind, then that's great. >> reporter: she says if her children had been babies or had a compromised immune system when they got sick, they may not have survived. still, it can be a hot button issue. she said her decision led to the end of very close friendships. george? >> vaccinating your kids ended friendships. okay. let's talk to dr. rich besser. i guess i just don't get the strong, vehement feelings when the science seems so clear. >> the evidence is really strong. this illness that she's talking about, rotavirus, when i was in training, there wasn't a vaccine. there were the 200,000 kids every year in the e.r. 70,000 hospitalized.
60 kids each year, it was the last virus they got. they would die from rotavirus. now it doesn't have to be. >> this family illustrates the danger of not vaccinating your kids. the whole family got sick. the herd immunity problem. >> let me try and explain that. take a look after this graph. these kids here in yellow, they're all vaccinated. the kids in blue are not protected by vaccines. some may have decided not to get it. some may have an immune problem. when these kids in red come in, who are sick with rotavirus, the kids that are not vaccinated are surrounded by yellow kids. they serve a the buffer. they don't get sick because enough people around them are vaccinated. if there are a lot more blue kids, it spreads through and you don't get that protection. >> it took a real health crisis to convince this family. why is it so hard to convince people? what can be done? >> it's so hard. study after study, people have tried using fear. that doesn't work. using facts. that doesn't work. laws help. when you require it for school, make it harder where a parent has to go to a doctor to get a
noting that will decrease the number of people that say no. this is one of those things that i just don't fully understand. to me, as a pediatrician, there's nothing that i do for my kids that is more valuable. >> a mom comes to you and says, i don't want to do it. what do you say? >> when i first started in practice, i said, you need a new pediatrician. now, i try to work with them. i give them information, and over time, as that relationship of trust builds up, more parents say, i think i want to go that way. part of the problem is, and it's a good problem, we don't see a lot of the diseases anymore we vaccinate against. because they're so rare. we don't see kids with polio. parts of the world, they do. >> we have the vaccinations. thank you very much. i'm sure you will get a lot of questions on this. you'll take them throughout the morning on social media and twitter. coming up, the moment prince george turned down a high five there it is -- from the prime minister of canada. and all the details on kate's style from the royal road trip. ♪ good life, good life le on the le on the royal road trip. sure, but don't just get any one.
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>> that cleared the game out quick. everybody had to wait. there was, like, two minutes left. tampa lost. we have a whole lot more coming up. we have the royal big trip in just a moment. good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. heat advisory spare the air today. cooling will begin tomorrow. it will reach all of our neighborhoods, but we have to wait until almost the weekend. look for the asterisk. look at all the 90s and 100ed. tonight, even cooler than this morning, 50s and 60s. if you're above is,000 feet, could be in the 70s. seven-day forecast, 60 or 70s the royals are on the ultimate family trip. prince william, kate, george, and charlotte taking on canada. and the kids are, yep, stealing the show.
abc's lama hasan is there for all of it. she joins us now from vancouver. morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning to you, lara. that's right. imagine that. william and kate are work something hard, going on more than 30 engagements during the tour. who are the scene-stealers? george and charlotte. either way, it is safe to say that royal fever has hit canada. move over, will and kate. there are two new stars of the show, george and charlotte taking canada by storm. on the little prince's second tour, he's already a pro. teaching little sister charlotte the ropes. anxiously peeking out of their plane. mastering the royal wave. >> william and kate are huge draws. george and charlotte are even bigger draws. on this trip. seeing them as a family of four for the first time abroad. i think we'll see hopefully a few engagements with the children this week. >> reporter: kate trying to show charlotte how it's done. the 16-month-old clinging to her mother, and her great-grandmother, the queen's, diamond maple leaf broach.
3-year-old prince george leaving the prime minister hanging after a failed high five. day two william and kate were vancouver-bound. leaving the third and fourth in line with the nanny. the dazzling duchess in a frilly $5,500 alexander mcqueen frock, in canada's signature red and white. wowing the crowds. traveling by sea plane. highlighting those in need. spending time with syrian refugees and shining a spotlight on the canadian charity sheway. >> i love this. >> reporter: by visiting this outreach program that helps young, battling mothers dealing with addiction, william and kate are making a subtle nod to princess diana. reminding many of her legacy. >> she was always about helping young people. always about the underdog. but i think this is actually something that william and kate want to do together. >> reporter: no matter where they went, george and charlotte were never far from anyone's
mind. >> i grew up loving the royals. hoping to get a glimpse of them today. maybe a play date later with the kids. >> reporter: the cambridges capping off the day with first responders, picking up pint-sized life jackets for george and charlotte. before board a hovercraft and heading back to their kids. something else people are talking about, kate's travel style. this is a trip that's casual, too. expect to see skinny jeans, blazers. maybe some sneakers, but as for the bling? not so much. no tiaras on show. lara? >> thank you, lama. great job out there. doesn't matter. she'll still look great. you know it, i know it. thank you, lama hasan in canada. great job out there. and right here, we have gina rodriguez with us live. and our amazing audience. come on back to "good morning america." won't you? tori has the most incredible deals. incredible steals. >> you never cease to amaze.
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hi, everybody. >> and you're going to start us out with something that was introduced to me by my daughter, harper. she was poring over what i thought was hieroglyphics. and i said, what are you looking at? >> i heard about it all weekend long. i called in to the producers. i said, we have to talk about this. this is breaking news. does anybody believe in astrology? their sign? [ cheers and applause ] >> i totally do. i totally do. >> i'm not happy. >> gina, do you? are you a leo? >> i'm a leo. a lion. i no longer am. >> hold your lion. something has happened. nasa declared there are not 12 but 13 astrological signs. apparently, there always have been 13 signs. it's just that the babylonians, 30,000 years ago, when they were building the calendar, 12 seemed neater. and they left one out. 3,000 years ago, this happened. they are not doing anything about this. nasa says they just did the math. the sun and the axis is spinning a little bit differently. so -- so they made some changes.
you don't have to follow it. >> you went just far enough. >> the 13th sign is called ophiuchus. and what it means is that your sign may be changed. gina, you're our guest. i'm going to do you first. your birthday is what? [ cheers and applause ] >> july 30th. >> july 30th. so, you -- your whole life you've been a leo. no, sorry, honey. >> i'm a crab. >> you're now a crab. you're a cancer. >> i'm hard on the outside, soft on the inside, i think it's true. >> you have no choice. i did not like this news. >> george is no longer. he thought he was all light and fabulous, an aquarius. you're now a capricorn. >> right. >> not happy. >> but, but -- i will say the good news, though in all of this is you do get to adopt the positive characteristic trait of your new sign. i was a libra. now i'm a virgo. which, apparently, are intelligent and modest, which i may not have been before.
>> nice one. nice one. but i gotta -- >> i like that. >> another problem is you have to get rid of the tattoo you had before. >> i need -- >> oh. >> you had that big one across your back. >> that libra, those scales i had. you're going to have to -- >> i'm upset about this, though. >> i am, too. >> i'm a little loathe to admit it. i read my horoscope every morning. i feel like it's so me. i do. >> i get into it. >> it's identity. how we choose to identify ourselves. >> i'm an aquarius. i'm not a capricorn. >> well, then, you keep on believing, girl. >> i know you read it every morning, but that's -- there's a whole thing kind of -- >> nasa says -- >> does the whole thing show up -- >> it's ridiculous. >> right. >> to that end, george, nasa says, before you freak out, please keep in mind, astrology is not real science. >> no. i love how nasa is weighing in. >> they do feel the need to
weigh in. >> i'm disappointed in the babylonians all those years ago. how could they screw that up? what were they thinking? >> they were trying to be neat. since you have now slammed the babylonians, we can move on to a more inspiring story. >> that's right. we have a very inspiring story. tammy mcrae works at carver elementary school in the cafeter cafeteria. she lost over 100 pounds by simply eating the food she serves her students for breakfast and lunch. she's joining us this morning from baytown, texas. good morning, tammy. congratulations. you look awesome. tell us what made you decide to push -- >> thank you so much. that's so nice of you to say. >> she's lovin' the applause. tell us what made you push for the change in your life? >> well, i was 260 pounds. and i got a job as a nutrition manager. but then i realized i wasn't very nutritious. so i decided to make a change.
start being a part of my own life. that's what made me want to -- lose the weight. for my kids that i had to inspire to eat better. i thought, well, let me join them. >> i love it. you did it so successfully. losing over 100 pounds. is the only thing you did was to eat the food you served your students? did you make any other changes in your life? >> no. i just stuck to the menu at our school. >> wow. >> wow. >> no kidding? [ applause ] >> i want to ask you, how has this weight loss, how has this nutrition change changed your life? >> well, i -- am now part of my own life. i go fishing. i mow my own lawn. and i just say for anyone else out there thinking of making a change, go for it. >> yeah. >> be a part of your own life. >> congratulations, tammy.
you look fantastic. thank you for inspiring us this morning. >> nutritional food at the school. you have recently spoken out against photo-shopping. >> yeah, i mean, speaking out against it or maybe just having a conversation about it. i think the amazing supporters of my show, and that have been a part of my career journey, they look at these, you know, unrealistic expectations and we're bombarded by images and we're reminded we're not worthy enough. we're not skinny enough, tall enough, dark enough, what or whatever it may be. artists are contributing to that by not standing up and being themselves and presenting themselves. i think the young girls that are part of my awesome journey, i want them to know i'm battling the same kind of insecurities. and, i, too, want to feel enough every day. so when i look at a magazine cover; and it doesn't look like me, that can be really damaging to myself. when it looks like me, i think, there i am.
i am enough. people are going to buy the magazine. they are going to be a part of the journey regardless. >> so important for young girls to hear that. absolutely. >> i had a chance to meet you backstage. you have a glowing personality. you said you would like to be the first latina oprah? [ cheers and applause ] which i can kind of see. can you give us your best oprah impersonation? >> i love bread! i do, i do. i think what's beautiful about oprah, not only does she inspire everyone across the board, but her ability to bring together a community and have a voice for that community, and have an outlet for that community. it's so fantastic. the camaraderie.
and latinos in the country, 65 million plus. under the umbrella of latino, there are many different cultures. we all definitely fight and we deal with the same reputation and struggle living here in america. whether you're born here or you come across for the american dream. that kind of unity is needed. especially now during the election that kind of unity is needed. to support one another and, you know, live a human life. we're all human. >> your show is such a big hit. have you felt that community come together behind you? >> sure. i definitely -- what's beautiful about "jane" is that i feel the love from every community. and i could not be more grateful for that. at the end of the day, we all want the same things. love, happiness, success. really, our skin color only defines how much pigment we have. it does not define anything else. [ cheers and applause ] >> you're not -- you have a new movie out, "deepwater horizon." take a look. >> yes. yes. >> original or -- >> original. >> that's cool. we might need to rebuild.
look at me. stand up higher, we can jump out further. okay? we're going to jump over the fire. no. i can't. >> trust me. >> yes. >> trust me. >> the real story. tell us about your character. >> i play andrea. she was a dynamic positions officer on the oil rig during the oil spill. a very young latina right out of university from san diego. she was one of the only females on the oil rig during the explosion. i feel very, very grateful to be able to play her. courageous. brave. she was one of the survivors. the film is about the human lives we lost. celebrating them. paying tribute to them. during the oil spill, we were familiar with the environmental crisis. very familiar with the images of the oil in the water and the animals covered. we never talked about the lives that were lost. the 11 lives that were lost and the -- the -- it's so
interesting, this idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. rather ordinary. we're all ordinary. we're all, you know, equal. we're all capable of extraordinary things. it's great to see that on screen. peter berg is brilliant. and the movie is so good. kurt russell, john malkovich, kate hudson, mark wahlberg. everybody -- all so strong. >> can i just say to wrap it up? thank you for bringing the most delightful, positive energy on a monday morning. [ cheers and applause ] >> i love your energy. i love your smile. if you want to be oprah, i have no doubt you will. >> here she comes. >> no, i'm kidding. i don't. >> gina rodriguez, everybody. >> her movie is in theaters this friday. coming up, lupita nyong'
i love this. welcome back to "gma." i -- i have jacob here. he's too much. almost 1 year old. can you believe it? i sure can't. lupita nyong'o is coming up in a few moments. i wanted to show i guys this. it's a little chilly out here, right? some of the coldest air we have had in about three months. look at that picture out of keystone. a dusting of snow. you know things are changing. you ready to do this, jacob?
good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. heat advisory and spare if air day. near 80 at the coast, 100s inland. record >> and that weather brought to you by oral b. jacob, i'm stealing you. is that cool? you want a brother? his name is adrian. let's get inside. lara? look who is here. oscar-winning actress lupita nyong'o. she stars in a new movie, "the queen of katwe." it's based on a true story about a chess prodigy overcoming all the odds. lupita plays her fiercely protective mother. here's a clip. >> are you the mother or the sister? >> for you, i am not either. because i know a hyena when i see it. you keep away from my daughter. >> mom.
stop it, mommy. >> if i see you sniffing around here again, i will burn this into scrap. >> so passionate. is it true that just a few pages into the script, you broke down? you knew you had to do this film? >> yes, it is. on the pages, i found interesting, real, complex, layered, inspiring characters. i could tell that in less than ten pages. and i just knew i had to be a part of this film. >> and then once you did it, how was the experience? >> i was right. it was such a rewarding labor of love to do this film. to get to tell this true inspiring story in uganda. in east africa. where i'm from. to do it with mira. a woman of color who has lived there for over 20 years, who knows the place and really told the story from inside out. >> a beautiful, beautiful job. i cannot wait to see it. the passion just comes out on screen and in everything you do. we haven't seen your beautiful
face in awhile. we have heard her. we've heard her. [ cheers and applause ] can you remind everyone about the voice work you have been up to? >> i did the cgi character in "star wars." >> when is rad. >> thank you. >> and th and then i played the voice of mowgli's wolf mother. both of those were really rewarding in their own way. i'm just so happy to come back to live action with this film, something that means so much to me and something i know is a new image of africa on screen with a studio as big as disney. we really get a positive and inspiring story here. >> it's a universal story. >> exactly. about a little girl with a big dream that achieves it. i'm very, very proud of this film. >> a little girl with a big dream that achieved it. i mean -- you've got so much else going on i just want to brag a little bit. tell me about your broadway experience. congratulations on your tony nomination.
>> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] yeah, that was all -- i mean, that was a fully immersive experience being on broadway for so long and having to do the same thing every day. it was so inspiring. i worked with such a great group of women. and, to have -- taken that african story from a completely other side of the continent and brought it to new york, that was really amazing. >> the play was called "eclipse." you have an african novel you're bringing to the big screen. what is that? >> it's called "americana." it's a nigerian novel. and it's about -- it's a sweeping love story that spans three continents. >> we can't wait for that. it's so good to see that beautiful face on the screen telling great stories. so great to have you here at "gma." awesome girl. your smile lights up a room.
john travolta has a major new role. he's playing the notorious mafia boss, john gotti, side by side with his wife, kelly preston. mara schiavocampo sat down with the couple behind the scenes on the set. >> listen very carefully. >> reporter: we last saw him playing part of o.j. simpson's dream team. >> his angle is the only angle that you'll ever see daylight again. do you hear me? >> reporter: now, he's john gotti. the dapper don. what drew you to this? >> there's two sides to every story. they had a human other side of existence. whiches their family, and
their -- their trials and tribulations. >> reporter: this morning, a new behind-the-scenes look at the life and death of john gotti. a story ripped from the headlines. >> good evening. they finally got him. >> reporter: travolta playing one of the most notorious mob bosses ever. what did you have to do to prepare for this role? >> it was an evolution. i got to wear his real jewelry. in several of the scenes, i'm wearing his real ties. >> reporter: kevin connelly in the director's chair. >> what's the line? let's do a pickup. it's far more difficult job. it's a different set of -- a different mindset and -- playing a different position in the same sport. >> reporter: and in a case of art imitating life, gotti's wife, victoria, played by travolta's real wife, kelly preston. >> there's fabulous fashion. there's big hair. lots of liner. it's in the whole package. it's, you know, it's been the whole package.
i can control myself. i can control myself fine. >> reporter: was she fully aware of her husband's role in the life? >> she knew what was going on. but she said, when he would come home, the door would close. and that life would end. >> reporter: the hollywood power couple says they have grown stronger as a family after the unexpected loss of their son, jett, in 2009. the last few years have been difficult. >> we've certainly bonded together. and certainly having little ben has been a beautiful -- you know, kind of glue for us to -- to re-bond after a tremendous loss. >> reporter: now, the couple's two children, 16-year-old ella, and 5-year-old ben, joining their parents in cincinnati for the film. parts of the mid western city transformed into 1980s new york. anything about the '80s you would like to bring back? >> yes, i danced with princess diana in 1986, i believe. that was one of the highlights of my life.
so that was probably the best moment of the '80s. >> reporter: we're going to see some mob boss dancing. >> yeah, but just two-step. >> reporter: no "saturday night fever." >> no "saturday night fever." >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, cincinnati. >> our thanks to mara. the life and death of john gotti hits theaters next year. and we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ jon batiste has mastered new ways to play old classics. with chase atms, he can master new ways to deposit checks too. easy to use chase technology for whatever you're trying to master.
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hey, good morning to you on this monday. i'm natasha zouves. mike nicco is bringing your hot forecast. hey, mike. >> yeah, we want to get everybody up and get going. slow down this afternoon. stay cool and stay hydrated. from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. is when we'll have our most dangerous heat. 90s everywhere, some 80s along the coast. 50s and 60s tonight. pretty comfortable. we'll be back to average but it will take to friday to get there. we have our alert, big problem southbound 101, we have an overturned box truck right at san pedoreand the two left lanes are blocked right now. fortunately everybody is okay. we have a tow truck on the scene but you are jammed for seven miles. avoid if you can. >> it's time now f live with