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>> merry christmas and h good morning, america. breaking news. the christmas market terror suspect gunned down in an overnight shoot-out after going on the run across europe as new footage emerges of that truck barreling into the holiday crowd. flus new terror plot thwarted in australia. five men suspected of planning a christmas day attack arrested after overnight raids. breaking news right now. a potential passenger plane hijacking. unfolding on live television. 118 passengers on board, and the military rushing to the scene. christmas travel nightmare. a messy start to one of the busiest travel days of the year. back-to-back storms sweeping across the country, creating vond at the airports. 19 states on alert from
california to michigan as 100 million americans head out for the holidays. and a dramatic holiday rescue caught on camera. a young boy found helplessly dangling by his backpack after slipping off a ski lift. >> they're coming. they know. they're coming. >> the good samaritans who kept him calm and hanging on as the dramat dramatic rescue unfolded. good morning, america. dan, you feeling better? >> i'm happy to be here. you know, they told me i might be able to wear a matching holiday sweater with michael again, so that's why i got up early. >> you guys have matching ties today. it's really cute. >> we are different sizes, it may surprise people. >> only slightly. the camera guys are going what? but, you know, it's christmas eve eve, and that means that 103 million americans are expected to hit the roads and skies for a record-setting
week of travel. >> very busy out there and also in the news department as well. we have breaking terror news to get to overnight. that berlin market suspect gunned down in italy ending his run across europe. this happened just a few hours ago, and abc's matt gutman has all the latest from berlin. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, amy. it was a dramatic gunfight. anis amri stopped by a routine patrol outside milan. the officers sktd him to produce his i.d. instead, he pulled out a pistol, firing at one of the officers, hitting him. the other officer returning fire, killing amri. italian officials are saying beyond a shadow of a doubt it's him. this morning, in a dramatic shootout near an italian train station, police killing the most wanted man in europe. italian officials saying the man who allegedly barreled this truck into that christmas market anis amri was stopped in a routine patrol in milan and asked to show his i.d. instead, they say, they pulled out a pistol, firing at one of
the officers, reportedly shouting, police bastards. a fellow officer returning fire killing him. italian forensics teams, you can see the cones. his body in the street. they are saying, he did not have any other weapons with him or a cell phone. only a small knife. he was a ghost. they are saying he did leave out this morning. this video, pledging allegiance to isis. they went to milan traveling from france, and he was approached by those officers a couple of hours later. the man plastered in these posters, has traveled through three countries overnight. in his wake, amri left shattered
bodies, 12 dead and dozens wounded, but also his i.d. and those crucial fingerprints on the steering wheel say german officials. they also say they thought the manhunt would be short. >> we have his photograph. we have his fingerprints and we have his dna. >> reporter: germany saying the dragnet was unprecedented. >> every policeman in berlin, in germany is trying to find this man. >> reporter: he pent years in italy. part of that, trying to burn down a refugee center he was living in. the agencies will be asking, why was he headed to milan. was he trying to meet up with a terrorist cell? and lots of questions about the most wanted man in europe, whose face was plastered all over the place, how he was able to travel through public transit through three countries without being
spotted. amy. >> frightening and incredible and the investigation continues. matt gutman, thank you. to pick up on what matt was saying there, let's go to washington now, and abc's senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas. pierre, matt raised this issue, so i'll put it to you. how is this suspect able to travel so widely even while the subject of a multinational manhunt? >> reporter: good morning, dan. we can't rule out amri had an escape plan to get out of the country immediately after the rampage. it did take some time for german authorities to discover his i.d. or at least make it known to the public. but here's where the germans have some questions to answer. why didn't they shut down borders quickly of a the massacre? and we know that amri had been identified as a terrorism suspect and a threat before the attack. how is someone like that allowed to move so freely, dan? >> they have big questions to answer, no question about that. let's move to australia now, though, where police say they foiled a major terror attack that was planned for christmas day. what are we learning about this this morning? >> reporter: dan, yet more evidence that the isis worldwide call for attacks targeting christmas is indeed being heated. authorities have five people in custody, who were allegedly planning a holiday attack using
explosives, and possibly other weapons, including guns and knives. their target the heart of melbourne. authorities believe they were self-radicalized by isis propaganda which is one of the scenarios u.s. officials have been warning about since november. dan. >> unsettling news as we head into the holiday. pierre, thank you. i mentioned it was a busy news day, and we have more breaking news to report as well. a potential hijacking situation involving a passenger plane with 118 people on board. military rushing to the tarmac at this hour, and abc's terry moran is in london with the latest on this developing story. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, amy. what a harrowing day it has been in malta. here's what we know. this morning, a passenger flight inside libya was diverted to the island of malta in the mediterranean. 118 passengers and crew on board. it landed in malta, and it was
quickly surrounded by maltese troops. there were hijackers threatening to employblow up on board. just a little while ago, it was over. all the passengers were released safely, and the hijackers were surrounded, surrendered and searched. they were reportedly seeking asylum. >> nothing anyone wants the hear, as so many people heading to the airports today. >> today is the day for holiday travel, and the rush. millions of americans are hitting the roads and skies today, but severe weather across the country is causing some major delays, and our david kerley has the latest from washington's reagan national airport, and david, how is it looking so far? >> reporter: this is what the holiday rush looks like, michael. do you see that christmas tree way back there? the line coming to this security checkpoint snakes all the way back to that tree. the good news, it is moving. yesterday about 3,000 delays, that is the problem. everything is move a little bit slowly, and the roads could be treacherous, too.
overnight, flood watches and blizzard warnings causing weather alerts in 19 states as two storms, preparing to barrel from the west coast to the plains this holiday weekend. the winter weather, causing travel trouble. on one of the busiest days of the holiday travel season, tlas -- delays rippling throughout the country because of trouble in tinseltown. day-long delays in los angeles, doing runway construction during the holiday rush. >> we've been in this airport for almost 24 hours trying to get out. >> reporter: it rippled to denver. >> i got here and parked and delayed already two hours. >> reporter: and philadelphia. >> you have to come early and be mentally prepared to stand in line and wait. >> reporter: at newark airport delays of an hour reported. >> the flight was being delayed and delayed, and delayed. >> reporter: major traffic tie-ups outside the term naps with many travelers seeing red. one driver in upstate new york skidding into the back of a snowplow and in california, this car was stranded on a flooded road.
the only way out, firefighters had to rescue the driver through the sunroof. you know the amazing thing when you think about it, a third of americans are traveling for this holiday and at the end of tonight, over the past 48 hours, 5 million americans will have flown. we hope they get home for the holidays, michael. >> we hope they get home, too. ginger, what's going on with the storms? two more major storms. >> two we're tracking. you have to stay with me here, but a lot of people will be affected. look at this video out of new mexico. so even at some of the lower elevations one to three inches of snow. the spinouts they were trying to get the cars back upright. that's going to be happening a lot more in a lot of places so we have those 19 states. there's a winter storm warning for more than 16 inches of snow for the mountains just north of burbank. all the way through wisconsin and northern michigan there. blizzard watch in parts of north and south dakota. the first snow going to hit parts of wisconsin and then a mix in chicago for tonight. so chicago is a problem tonight. los angeles could be a problem tonight so could seattle. that's what the first then second and look at the rain
heavy rains along i-95 traveling tomorrow morning on the east coast, and then that second storm comes through. this is where it tightens up. this storm is the one that i'm most concerned about that's on christmas evening. >> all right, ginger. we'll have more on that i'm sure later in the broadcast. in the meantime, we have the latest on the trump transition and the president-elect's surprising nuclear weapons tweet, raising questions around the world and at home. abc's mary bruce has more now in washington. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning. well, amy, for nearly five decades, presidents of both parties have tried to limit nukes but now the president-elect seems to say he wants more nuclear weapons, trump this morning is sparking fears of a new nuclear arms race with just 140 characters. in a single tweet, donald trump announced what could be a dramatic shift in u.s. foreign policy. posting, the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability. until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. the timing of the statement also
raising eyebrows. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: coming hours after russian president putin said, we need to strengthen the military potential of strategic military forces. since ronald reagan both the u.s. and russia have worked to cut nuclear stockpiles. during the campaign, trump sent mixed messages. >> nuclear should be off the table, but will there be a time when it could be used? possibly. the biggest problem we have today is nuclear, nuclear proliferation. >> reporter: now in an attempt to clarify his tweet, trump spokesman said he was referring to the threat of proliferation, and they need to improve deterrence. but he did not clarify what trump meant by that call to expand nuclear capability, and it's that word that's raising so many questions this morning, amy. >> let's talk about those questions, mary bruce. we're going to bring in abc's matthew dowd who is in austin for us, and of course, it's unprecedented for a president-elect to be announcing
foreign policy via twitter. i'm curious about the content though. that's what leads all the raised eyebrows. what do you make of the content of the his tweets? >> amy, we have been surprised along the way since election day about the way that the president-elect would continue using twitter in a manner that he was setting foreign policy goals or setting foreign policy direction but this took it to a whole other level. there is great concerns related to the nuclear arsenal that we have, and the fact that the president-elect tweeted about it at about expanding it sent all kinds of people atwitter as we would say and one of the things problematic for him is that there was all kind of warnings especially from hillary clinton that -- when she said if a guy that you could bait with a tweet is not someone you want put in charge of the nuclear arsenal so -- in one day in one moment he combined that message. >> do you make anything about the timing between what we saw from president-elect trump and vladimir putin? >> well, i think it's interesting to me if you go back and look at all of donald trump's tweets, there always
seems to be something that instigated a tweet that he does. something happened in the news. something he saw on television, and then he tweets. i don't know. we don't obviously know for sure he was directly responding but it sure is circumstantial that vladimir putin says one thing and almost along the exact same lines, and then he tweets, but when we're in a situation where people around the world are trying to figure out where president-elect trump is going to take under the circumstances -- us, the fact that they have to watch his twitter feed to figure that out is concerning. >> what do you think his advisers are telling him? are these tweets strategic on the part of president-elect trump or is he just going rogue? >> well, i think that is -- i think that's a very good question. i think in the aftermath, his advisers say they were strategic. i don't think they are. i think this is a person -- if you look at his twitter feed, since twitter was invented nine years ago, he has used this as a manner to communicate. i don't think that's a good exchange. he is a rogue twitter user. >> all right. "rogue one."
i had to say it. thank you, matt dowd. happy holidays. >> thanks. >> rogue twitter user. and more trump news. there was a confrontation on a jetblue -- between a jetblue passenger and ivanka trump who was traveling with her husband and children on a plane. the man was removed from the flight after witnesses said he attacked her with sharp words. abc's cecilia vega is here with the story. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning to you. you know this, ivanka trump is expected to play a powerful role in her father's administration, and witnesses say he was not happy to be on that commercial flight with the trump family, and says hi doesn't like her father's politics, and he certainly let her know. ivanka trump's family vacation to hawaii turning into a frightening moment on a jetblue flight. her husband and children there too when aides say a fellow passenger began yelling at her. >> he was upset. he walked on, and as soon as he saw her, he started shaking. he was visibly shaking. he was agitated. >> reporter: witnesses say the
man told the future first daughter that her father is ruining the country. a college professor tweeting that his husband is the man who chased down ivanka and jared kushner to, quote, harass them. and that jetblue kicked us off a flight when a flight attendant overheard my husband expressing displeasure about flying with trumps. >> she was calm. she was just trying to distract her kids, and she was really calm, so yeah. it was -- she handled it really well. he was being rude and inconsiderate. they should have taken him off the plane. >> reporter: secret service traveling with the family did not intervene, but flight at attendants did. jetblue saying in a statement, the decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. if the crew determines that a customer is causing conflict on the aircraft, the customer will be asked to deplane. after a layover in san francisco, ivanka and family were reportedly transferred to a private plane and on their way. >> yeah. that private plane was reportedly also a pre-planned trip. not a result of what happened on the jetblue flight, but a big
revelation. ivanka trump flies coach. who knew? >> a lot of people were surprised by that, but after this incident, you think it's something she'll continue to do. >> i wonder if she'll probably be flying private a lot more. she was with, we know, a big group of family members, cousins and things like that, so perhaps they all just booked a big block of tickets and thought they could get away with this. >> they might have booked before the election, too. you never know. some people plan in advance. >> not in my world. i'm barely making a flight home to san francisco tonight, i think. >> i'm surprised dad didn't give her trump force one to avoid all of this. cecilia, thank you. good luck getting home. it is the final countdown to christmas. and if you haven't finished buying your gifts yet, you're in luck. abc's rebecca jarvis hit the stores to find out where you can get the best last-minute discounts. hey, rebecca. what did you find? >> reporter: hey, dan, we found discounts galore. us procrastinators, we often get a bad rap. kbu this year, some of the best
dea deals of the season are happening right now. even at stores that don't typically go on sale, they are discounting today. christmas is just two days away and retailers across the country are wheeling out the savings. cleaning house before the even steeper post-christmas sales promotions begin. >> retailers overstocked for the holiday so you're either going to see massive discounts and they just want to great that merchandise out. >> reporter: right now, kohl's taking an extra 20% off orders of $100 or more, and 15% off under $100. buy online and pick up your items in store. target is filled with discounts. 20% off some legos, and $70 off the apple watch series 1, and at the gap, all men's and women's clothes not already on sale now 50% off. if you would rather shop from home, amazon has you covered with their procrastinators delight. where if you live in any one of their more than 30 metro areas
you can order on amazon now up until 9:45 p.m. on christmas eve and get your gifts by midnight. and check it out. even the high end, all-price retailers like ralph lauren, offering discounts up to 65% off. let's talk about haggling. >> when you go into a store, you have the option, and people don't really know this, to haggle for that price. >> reporter: ask nicely. >> and ask nicely. >> reporter: ask nicely. we found here at best buy, this ipad pro $125 off through christmas eve, and this tv, if you are still in the market for a tv, this 55-inch tv here at best buy, $350 today, dan. >> i bet you can get them down to 200 bucks, rebecca. just haggle away. >> reporter: i got you. no worries. >> awesome. thank you. appreciate it. let's get it back over to ginger for a look at who is going to have a white christmas. >> we're going to show you you will awe of that in just a couple of moments, but for now,
we got to get to the weekend getaways brought to you by sprint. >> ings i am meteorologist mike nicco. rain to showers, thunder, hail, snow, all possible today. frosty cool valleys. a white christmas for some. sort of. a dry and seasonal forecast after. you can see we are town over to showers this afternoon. with the yellow. so we could still have brief heavy downpours. tonight temperatures are freezing cold in the valleys, and 40's for the rest of us. my seven-day forecast has more freezing temperature on
coming up, a serial package thief on the loose at chicago caught on camera. the new warning about these robbers targeting your christmas deliveries. and why is brad pitt now launching new accusations against angelina jolie? keep it here. more "gma" coming right up. more "gma" coming right up. ♪ "don't you forget about me" ♪ by simple minds ♪
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enough. >> wow. and what a big moment for former nba superstar shaquille o'neal. yes, there he is. the miami heat retiring his number last night. take a look at this showstopping moment when his mother drove a mini diesel truck out onto the court, which, you know, being shaq, and being funny, that's one of his nicknames. moms joined in as well. what a great honor. >> what were they dumping on him? >> money. >> it looked like it. >> he needs some more. >> the big snicker. maybe those are snickers or something. but a great honor for a great player. >> well deserved. but we begin with a holiday season warning. everybody, package thieves across the country stealing deliveries right off your doorstep. the serial robber caught on camera striking again in chicago and abc's gio benitez is here with more on how to keep your gifts safe. good morning, gio. >> reporter: michael, good morning. listen. this crime is no joke. one study suggests that as many as 11 million american homeowners have had their packages stolen. and when it happens, it can cost
you hundreds to replace that package. this morning, those last-minute packages are arriving at your doorstep, but if you are not careful, some real-life grinches may beat you to them. in chicago, the hunt is on for a serial package thief. could it be this man caught on surveillance camera casually walking up to someone else's front porch? appearing to talk on the phone, he bends down to grab a package while he quickly opens it and takes off with what's inside. >> he didn't care about anything. just walking around pretending like he's talking on his cell phone. i hope they catch you. >> reporter: this case just 1 of 13 other incidences reported to police so far this month and they believe the number is actually much higher. >> we think it's severely underreported, though. we think a lot of people aren't making reports. >> reporter: it's happening everywhere. in florida, a creative move by this package thief, disguised as a pizza deliveryman. >> he took the packages apparently, ripped them open, looked what was inside, kept what they wanted and dumped all the trash and all the things
they didn't want. >> reporter: and in this video, you see a woman allegedly lifting packages, dropped off at a home on monday, when one box doesn't fit in the first car, a second arrives. >> five minutes after she leave, a gentleman comes up, parks next door and then he helps himself to our packages. >> reporter: but in maryland, a happier ending after police were able to track down four teenage thieves involved in stealing at least 42 packages. authorities returning recovered goods to their rightful owners. >> really none of this would have been possible without somebody seeing what happened and actually calling the police to let us know what occurred. >> reporter: so here's what you should do to protect yourself. schedule deliveries when you're home or if there's better security somewhere else like work. send the packages there, or even require a signature so the delivery person doesn't just leave it at your doorstep. that's the key. >> or stay on the porch with a loaded rifle and just fend everybody off. >> that's the dan harris style. >> that's how i roll.
when is there a time when packages usually get stolen? >> you know what? you would think this would happen under the cover of darkness, right? but it actually happens in the middle of the day. 75% of these get stolen right when you're not at home and are at work away from the house in the middle of the day? >> seems like people are getting more creative, walking like you're on the phone. bringing a pizza like you're a deliv deliveryman. but thank goodness a lot of people have cameras. >> where are the dumb criminals? thank you. now to the latest in that bitter divorce battle between brad pitt and angelina jolie. new court documents revealing that pitt has accused jolie of releasing private information about their six children, and abc's david wright is here with more on this. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, amy. you know the old notion that there's no such thing as bad publicity? well, that doesn't apply in the case of hollywood divorces. in his latest court filing, brad pitt accuses angelina jolie of exposing private details he says could harm their children. this morning, brad pitt is
asking an l.a. county judge to seal all documents related to his divorce from angelina jolie. in the documents, pitt accuses jolie of compromising their six children's privacy insisting she exposed the children by making public the names of their therapists and other mental health professionals. >> this is the first time we're hearing brad pitt accuse angelina jolie of not having the judgment and not being measured with the respect to disclose private information about the children. >> reporter: pitt argues airing the couple's dirty laundry in public documents could humiliate or even harm the children. insisting she apparently has no self-regulating mechanism to preclude sensitive information from being placed in the public record. or she has other motives for revealing such information either to the children or the general public, he argues. >> routinely, documents are filed with the court that have information in them about
custody disputes, and just because these are high-profile celebrities, there are not a separate set of rules that apply to them. >> reporter: earlier this month a judge turned down an emergency motion from pitt to seal the entire case file. but the judge indicated at the time he would be open to sealing specific documents in deference to the children. well, during that earlier fight over sealing the case file, jolie's lawyer called pitt's motion a thinly veiled attempt to shield himself, rather than the minor children from the public view. we reached out to both jolie and pitt, and neither had a conversation. >> divorce is so tough anyway. yeah, to see it all displayed in public. all right, we wish the best for all of them. david, thank you. michael, tell us what's coming up on the big board. >> all right, amy. coming up on our big board, a new lawsuit over the tragic death of "the voice" singer christina grimmie. why her family is heading to court. plus a duke basketball star's on-court meltdown. he is suspended indefinitely for tripling an opponent, and why
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welcome back to "gma." it's time now welcome back to "gma." it's time now for our big board. stephen a. smith joining us here at the table, and we'll talk to him in just a moment, but we begin with that lawsuit over the tragic death of christina grimmie. the family of the late singer suing the venue, and the promoter of the concert where she was shot and killed this past june, and dan abrams joins us live. talk about why her family decided to sue. what are they alleging? >> this is a wrongful death and negligence case, and basically, they are saying there wasn't enough security at the venue. yes, there were bag checks done but their position is, well, why weren't there metal detectors? why weren't there body pat-downs? what is a bag check after all if you are not going to do anything more? the legal standard is not could they have done more. the legal standard is, was it unreasonable what they did?
did they not show her a reasonable duty of care and the legal analysis there is going to be comparing it to other types of concerts, other types of venues and what sorts of security could be deemed to be reasonable. >> well, you know what, dan? her brother who was with her that night she was killed, is he a part of the lawsuit as well? >> oh, yeah, look, he suffered enormously. remember. he's the one who tackles the guy down to the ground. he's the one who stops the shooting. he's injured both physically and, of course, emotionally having been there when this happened, but as a legal matter, again, the same question is going to apply with him. which is, was there an unreasonable lack of security there, and then of course, you get into the question of damages. but you only get to damages once you first find that the venue, the promoter, both are being sued here were somehow negligent
in this situation. >> well, that certainly is such a sad situation. >> horrible. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> really, really sad. now we'll move on to a meltdown on the basketball court. duke star grayson allen suspended indefinitely after deliberately tripping another player during a game on wednesday, and this wasn't the first time. it wasn't the second time. it was the third time he's done this in the last year. and talking to duke's coach, he said initially he wouldn't be swayed by public sentiment. stephen, you're here for this. he later reversed course and suspended him indefinitely. do you think that is the right decision? >> it is the right decision. he needed to be suspended indefinitely. i think a minimum of five games in my estimation. mike krzyzewski has the cache to say he'll handle it the way he'll handle it to some degree but the reality is, he didn't handle it last year. he didn't handle it last february 9th when grayson allen did it against louisville, or two weeks later, when he did it against florida state, and on top of it, all this is the same mike krzyzewski, the great coach k. who dropped the ball because he took the liberty of lecturing a guy by the name of dillon brooks
for oregon during the ncaa tournament for how he conducted himself, but you hadn't addressed your own player so when this happened everybody looked at coach k and said, excuse me. you'll talk about somebody else but not your own player. get it together. he got it together because he's coach k. he's smart like that. >> people who play professional sports, michael, you can weigh in, know that emotions run high when you are fighting to win. but where do you draw the line? you know, what is too much? >> well, in terms of, you know, you don't trip a person on the court. >> ever. >> you don't do anything that's unsportsmanlike. if you do it and get caught there are ramifications. in the case of grayson allen, we have to remember he is a college kid, even though he is 21 years of age, and there are guys playing professional sports that are younger and held more accountable accountable, but it's not just the incident itself. he was clearly wrong but when he went to the bench that's when it looked like a complete meltdown and found yourself instead of looking at him and feeling like he needed to be reprimanded, you looked at him and said he's got
a problem. something appears to be wrong and that's why coach k had to step in. you had to suspend this guy. you have to send a message that can't be tolerated, but especially from coach k who is the standard-bearer in all of college basketball and maybe all of collegiate sports, you have to set a standard. >> even olympics, great olympic coach, as well. this kid is a great player and hopefully he can rebound. get it together. >> he can rebound. there are people that are forgiven for doing far more egregious things than this, but the absence of control is what stood out. it seemed that he really had a problem, and you're not accustomed to seeing such things with a guy being coach bid coach k. you don't see that. >> camera is always on. you can't get away with anything. >> stephen, thank you. one person's loss is another's gain. at least that's the case with oprah's weight loss announcing she dropped 40 pounds. weight watchers stock soared, gaining over 5% in one day. larry hackett joins us.
some are questioning whether or not oprah had the midas touch. what now? >> one person's loss is another person's gain. the fact of the matter is she says she lost 40 pounds, she owns a huge share of stock at weight watchers and now it's gone up. she took 10% of the company last year. stock went up 27% when that happened. when she made this announcement yesterday about losing 40 pounds, it went up 10%, and slid down to 5%. she clearly still has cache. when i was editor at "people" magazine when we did weight loss stories whether kirstie alley or melissa joan hart, or valerie bertinelli, these always sold well. these stories are very, very compelling. people like to read them. the trick is going to be whether or not this holds. you know, can this be sustained? will oprah keep the weight off? will the story go on and will weight watchers get its act together? you know, beyond the oprah piece of this story, there's been some executive shakeups at the company. people are moving away from these diet programs and going to their fitbit and to free apps and things like that. so the whole weight loss business is changing. she clearly still has the cache. theres a huge reservoir of good will towards her. whether it can be sustained is
what we don't know yet. >> that's the thing as you said, everything oprah has touched has turned to gold, but the key is how long can oprah or any celebrity of her magnitude -- how long can they keep it going is the big question. >> like i said there are people out there who have known her and seen her for years and has had weight loss fights for years. what's clear is there is some string left in this story. and the commercials are clearly all about her. she's been off daily television for a long time. her network didn't do as well as she would have wanted, but she is still as many as who is very, very compelling. people love her. she has that unextinguishable connection to people that clearly still goes on. so i think she will ride this as long as she can, and it's going to -- it remains to be seen whether or not weight watchers can sustain it. >> she is a positive force. >> she really is. >> i love the headline. oprah's loss is weight watchers' gain. perfect. >> the oprah effect. >> she's oprah. any tips? i'm trying to lose a few pounds. >> but you lost weight.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and breaking news, that christmas market terror suspect taken down in an overnight shoot-out after going on the run across europe as new footage now emerges of the truck plowing into the christmas market. and this morning, a christmas day terror plot foiled overseas. five men arrested after overnight raids. the holiday travel nightmare. back-to-back storms walloping the country. roads are a mess. flights delayed. now a blizzard watch. 19 states on alert from michigan to california as 100 million americans head out for the holidays. ♪ final countdown final countdown. it's one day before christmas eve, and if you've waited till the last minute to shop, we've got the easy, thoughtful gifts you can buy on the road for all your family and friends. ♪ baby it's cold outside
and garth brooks, trisha yearwood, a very special christmas duet right here, and look who is saying -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] ho, ho, ho. ho, ho, ho. [ applause ] ♪ good morning, america. and what a fantastic audience we have with us today. everybody in our audience, they told us they've been nice and not naughty this year. >> he's checking. >> we've got the list. >> he's going over his list. >> i think i see michael on the naughty side. >> yeah. >> oh. >> he needs to update his technology. >> yeah. >> no. >> can you computerize that thing? >> no. santa is perfect. >> okay. >> santa is perfect. >> listen, though, if you're not as prepared for the big weekend as santa is, we got you covered even if you're still traveling. there's still time to pick up a
gift or two on the road. >> wait. is she at a convenience store? is that lori bergamotto at like a 7-eleven? >> i did that story one year. >> she's going all over the place. >> she's like merry christmas. here's some beef jerky. >> nothing says thoughtful like jerky. >> nothing says thoughtful like jerky, but also we're rewinding the year's best and buzziest moments celebrating 2016 the only way that "gma" knows how and that's big. it's called the "gma" way. >> oh, yes. >> oh, look at those moves. >> what was that? i didn't know that was coming. >> some "magic mike" there. we have dan here with the morning rundown. >> we'll take a look at the news this morning and begin with that breaking news, a plane hijacking over the mediterranean. the libyan plane was headed to trip li, but they diverted to malta, and report tli threat tond blow it up with grenades. 118 people on board but we're just getting word now that some passengers are being released so
this situation may, may be over soon. no weapons were immediately found. the hijackers were reportedly seeking asylum. authorities in milan, italy, say the suspect in the berlin christmas market attack has been killed in a shoot-out with police. how he managed to travel from germany to italy is raising some serious questions and abc's matt gutman has been following the investigation. matt, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning, dan. that's right. it was a dramatic gunfight. apparently, anis amri was walking in the street around 3:00 a.m. outside of milan, and because he was acting suspiciously, a routine foot patrol stopped him. they asked him to produce i.d., instead he apparently produced a pistol firing at one of the officers hitting the officer right here in the shoulder possibly with a small caliber bullet. he was wounded. the other officer returned fire killing amri. now italian officials are saying beyond a shadow of a doubt it is him. now, lots of questions among european intelligence agencies of what he was doing in milan. was he possibly there to try to meet up with a terror cell?
also questions, how did he manage to get reportedly from germany to france to italy while being the most wanted man in europe without being detected while traveling on public transit? dan. >> as you say, some big questions to be answered. matt, thank you. also in germany two brothers from kosovo have been arrested for allegedly plotting to attack germany's largest shopping mall. police are trying to determine whether anybody else was helping them. and in melbourne, australia, this morning, authorities say they foiled an attack plot that appears to have been inspired by isis. five men under arrest. back in this country, there are major delays as a record number of americans travel for the holidays. hundreds of flights have been delayed. one major factor is the weather and ginger has more on that. hey, ginger, good morning. >> dan, what a mess. you have to see this in new mexico. one to three inches. this picture is from santa fe. look at this video. you could see what was happening and in some of the mountain areas more than a foot of snow. which is relatively average, but
still creates a huge mess on the roads, and unfortunately, they had another storm. coming not only through the west but also right there in the great lakes and the northern plains so here are some of the warnings and alerts. the blizzard watch that's in effect for parts of north and south dakota even far northwestern minnesota, that's for christmas day itself. so, here's the travel outlook. chicago's a problem for tonight. so is los angeles. san francisco could see some delays, seattle even and then we'll go ahead and focus on christmas eve morning. along the east coast, if you are traveling anywhere on saturday, you're going to see heavy rains, especially on the coast, and it starts to get icy as you go inland. speaking of icy, wisconsin, and this is for chicago, this is for christmas day itself and that blizzard on the back end, severe storms, dan, right in the center, nebraska and kansas. >> warm tidings from ginger zee. thank you, ginger. finally just days before christmas, the gift of a lifetime for a little boy in arizona. you are looking here at the face of joy. 3-year-old michael brown holding up a sign that says, some things
are worth the wait. he just got adopted after spending most of his life in foster care. his pictures are going viral this morning. tara montgomery, a single mom of two was not initially considering adoption, but says her family had an instant connection with michael, and i can see why. it's really beautiful, and a major upgrade over beef jerky. >> yes. >> what a nice way to end it, guys. >> lucky little boy going to a freight family. and you got some news. >> the news that goes pop. we'll begin with some tiger woods news. [ applause ] so he's getting into the holiday spirit. "golf digest" reporting that tiger's playing a round of golf today with president-elect donald trump, and also plaining a major comeback. woods who played in his first tournament in over a year, earlier this month is currently ranked 650th in the world, but says he is looking forward to a full competitive schedule next year to change it. and it seems he has some confidence, you guys.
how else would you explain his shirtless santa look? yeah, white goatee, wig, sunglasses and no shirt. he says, quote, mac daddy santa is back. number two ranked golfer rory mcelroy tweeted in response, "wake me up when it's 2017." [ laughter and applause ] >> unfortunately, we can't unsee that. >> so many questions. >> i don't know how you're supposed to feel about that picture. >> i know how i'm feeling about it. >> yeah, exactly. it's not ambiguous. >> just take it in. you decide. also in the news this morning, one family's quest for the perfect christmas tree and great bargain led to extreme measures. the walters family couldn't resist a deal at their local tree farm in portland. $40 for any size tree so they were, like, let's go for it. they snapped up a 20-foot beauty, even though their
ceilings are eight feet tall. no worries, though. check it out. where there's a will, there's a way. >> oh, no, no. >> not what you're thinking. >> okay. >> it's an optical illusion. check it out again, the tree, they actually just cut it in two and strategically placed the top half on their roof. >> i was thinking they would do mr. willoughby's christmas tree, you know the store where they cut it and give it to the mice. i like that better. >> i do, too. it's pretty smart. >> somebody said hopefully santa won't put the gifts on the roof. >> it could happen. he's over there planning the trip right now. >> we've seen his technology. >> and naughty list. finally happy birthday to colo, the gorilla, the oldest gorilla in captivity. by far the average lifespan for gorillas in the wild typically 35 years. colo was the first gorilla ever born in captivity anywhere in the world. the columbus zoo where our friend jack hanna is the director emeritus celebrated with a cake made from tomatoes and apples. mm-mm. >> yummy. >> happy birthday. >> and that's "pop news." >> thank you, lara.
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they did find that people died at a greater rate of cardiac-related out of hospital deaths between the dates of december 25th and january 7th and that is something to keep on our radar. >> right, okay, so we just kind of offered up our suggestion about what the causes could be. what does the study show? >> they don't know, of course, because first, they were just accumulating the data and making the observation. but some potential theories, is there a delay in seeking medical care? let's say you're traveling. you don't know where the nearest hospital is or what to do when you're having symptoms so a delay with seeking care. obviously stress with the holidays and i would add you have to look at other religious holidays and see if there's the same thing. a change in alcohol and food consumption. everyone overdoes it a little and then a delay in death due to the holidays. now, this means you know the holidays are coming, and you say, this is not a good time to get sick, and that then goes on to cause death during that time period. >> because you don't seek help related, yes. >> did they find any difference between men and women in this study? >> so i mentioned they need to look at other religions and
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really? it's a win/win. >> reporter: last-minute isn't an excuse to make your gift lackluster. >> don't overlook local souvenirs or a taste of local flavor. people love getting gifts with some thought or meaning. >> reporter: back on the road a less glamorous pit stop, a gas station. >> lotto tickets are a universal crowd pleaser. find some festive ones and stick them in a holiday card. >> reporter: and if you want to get creative -- >> last resort, get a gas gift card. pair it with a map and encourage your loved one to take a road trip. >> reporter: finally, the train station in new york city. >> train stations cater to commuters, so you'll always find a store like this which carries items for professionals, things like ties, scarves, socks, umbrellas, but don't be fooled. these items also make great gifts. >> reporter: and don't forget the local drugstore. >> create a custom diy gift. my niece loves art so i'm getting her markers, crayons, paint and i'll package it all up in something else i found here,
a stocking. >> reporter: getting creative and looking beyond the basics. >> shopping success. i'm headed to times square. [ applause ] >> now, "good housekeeping's" style director lori bergamotto is kind enough to come back and give us even more gift ideas that you can sneak under the tree on christmas eve. even some on christmas day. >> that's right. >> yeah, so what happens? okay, i'm on the road. i'm on my way to a party or house, i don't have anything. how can you help me? >> okay, so whether it's for a host or a guest, we still have a gift solution for you. that will take you less time than the amount of time it takes to pour yourself a cup of eggnog. >> i like that. >> so we're going to start with a solution which is subscription services. and what that is is you can get all different gifts sent directly to the recipient's house, different denominations, different lengths of time so you can do it weekly, monthly or yearly. we're going to start with the very specific, for the pet lover. do you have a pet lover in your
life? >> i just got a new dog. >> we have to give this to you. although we have to save the beef jerky for dan harris because i heard all of his beef jerky jokes. this is bark box. it comes with toys, treats, chew toys. you can get that from barking company and it gets sent directly to the person's house. it's for any dog lover. how fun is that? >> it's a chew toy. >> it's a chew toy, a little winter boot. >> that's really cute, right? that's really cute until you find your real ugg chewed. >> yes, exactly. those really affordable is the other point i want to make. so, that starts at around $25. >> i like that. great idea. >> now we go to the more general. so, who doesn't love flowers? universal crowd pleaser. this is from the bouq's company and don't those smell amazing? >> smells great. >> and you can get these on a weekly, monthly, yearly subscription service. and what i love about it, it's affordable and cuts out the middleman because they go to eco-friendly sustainable farmers and you can customize what you want. >> yeah. >> exactly. so, that's from the bouq's company.
so, this, everybody was all up in in this morning. >> now, you're talking. >> okay, this is really cool. this is from a company called gold bely. what they do is work with small batch regional foods so we're here in new york and a lot of us new yorkers will know magnolia cupcakes, sherry b. desserts, ovenly, but let's say you want to send something from new orleans, you want a muffaletta sandwich or a po boy. go to gold bely and pick what you want. >> food from around the country. >> around the country. >> what do we have here? >> maybe you want to do an experience. >> yes. >> cloud 9 living is a great way to do it. do anything -- this is a painting party we found, you could have people come to your house and do a painting party. they have skydiving. they have helicopter lessons, literally anything and christmas eve is their busiest time of the year, so if you still haven't gotten anything, you have 24 hours. >> that's what amy is big at. she is the experiencer. you never forget an experience but may lose a toy. you never forget an experience.
>> our next is being delivered by a very special guest. come on in. so here we have santa and this experience, michael, is from open table. now, open table allows you to give the gift of dinner for your favorite couple or your friends or maybe you want to take santa out here. it works with over 24,000 restaurants and it's nationwide so really this is like a go to because it works for everyone. >> you know what? if those cookies don't work for you, santa, that's all for -- >> let's do a happy holidays cheer and don't forget to give santa a cookie. >> cheers. >> thank you, lori. coming up, an unbelievable mash-up of your favorite moments right here on "gma" of 2016 and the superstar couple, garth brooks and trisha yearwood with a special holiday hit.
good morning. i'm natasha zouves. abc 7 news is at sfo where we're tracking flight delays and cancellations and at oakland international. now the heart of the storm has passed but if you are flying or driving to your christmas destination today, do give yourself extra time earlier this morning we were tracking delays of two hours. how is it going, alexis? or sue. >> that is okay. >> what am i doing. >> alexis is taking a day off and here we go with wet roads. no metering lights. turned off at 6:15 but you could expect slow and go. a lot of solo spinouts. we had inland empire accident on san mateo bridge and it is moving better now. green means potential weather for your ride this morning at
some of our strongest storms and radar returns are coming from contra costa and alameda and heading off to the east but more showers develop in the north bay. and the colder air will bring us a chance of thunderstorms and hail and gusty wins and even some snow on the highest elevations around 2500 feet tonight.
natasha. >> mike, thank you. news continues now with "good morning america." ♪ well, it's been a fantastic year here at "gma," but before we celebrate the holidays and ring in 2017, we want to take a look back from the biggest breaking news stories to the buzziest highlights. these are the moments that made 2016 a year to remember. ♪ turn it up ♪ i can make your hands clap ♪ said i can make your hands clap ♪ ♪ said i can make your hands clap ♪ >> working it right there. ♪ i can make your hands clap >> good morning, america. we have a lot of breaking news. >> here in philadelphia.
>> at the vatican. >> wimbledon. >> st. mark's. >> times square. >> san francisco. >> tragic shooting, the deadliest in u.s. history at the pulse nightclub in orlando. >> calling 911 to pledge his allegiance to isis. >> telling them america needs to stop bombing isis. >> so he was calling people on the phone. >> yeah. >> the police shooting in minnesota that took the life of philando castile. >> oh, my god. what made me record the live video was god telling me it's your word over theirs. >> hurricane matthew is obviously very close to us here and we're seeing gusts up to 65 miles an hour. >> the deadly storm claiming at least 900 lives in haiti and here in the u.s. at least 22 people have died. >> horrifying scene in dallas overnight. the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. >> it started as a peaceful
protest but in the end it turned into a targeted attack on police officers. >> you saw some police officers get shot before your eyes. >> attacks on police are an attack on all of us. >> we are live in iowa. >> hillary and the iowa democratic party declared her the winner. >> no matter what happens with the caucuses, you're in it for the long haul? >> absolutely. >> ted cruz surging past donald trump. can donald trump bounce back from a loss? >> the republican national convention. >> trump continued to make history last night. >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination. >> the democratic convention. >> it really looked like hillary clinton was trying to take all of this in trying to remember this moment in history. >> i accept your nomination. [ cheers and applause ] >> you have sacrificed nothing. >> i think i made a lot of sacrifices. i've created thousands of jobs.
>> those are sacrifices? >> oh, sure. >> the most stunning upset in political history, donald trump, the next president of the united states. >> i will be president for all americans. >> the latest on the zika -- >> zika. >> zika virus and the olympics. >> all eyes are on rio. >> olympic superstar simone biles fresh off winning five medals. >> it's very exciting and it's an honor. >> the cubs win the world series. >> the fans of chicago are so excited. >> never lose your natural god-given optimism. >> i can drown a drink of water and kill a dead tree. wait till you see muhammad ali. >> pat summitt, legendary coach. it's like once you're a lady vol. >> always a lady vol.
♪ purple rain purple rain >> as an artist, i just went there. >> groundbreaking singer, david bowie. ♪ ground control to major tom ♪ here's the story of a lovely lady ♪ ♪ come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination ♪ ♪ >> news that goes pop, robin. it is time for "pop news." oscars so white campaign. >> so you're not going to the oscars? >> i'm going to a knick game. >> welcome to the oscars. oh. >> you know, legally, i can't do that. ♪ we're on the verge of the rest of our lives ♪ >> to 21 oscars, which is very difficult because i'm only 24. >> cheeseburgers. ♪ >> this is the best audience. >> we've got a great crowd. >> i heard you were the best
audience all week. ♪ this is our time ♪ this is our time ♪ this is our time >> come over here and have one of these bad boys. ooh, robin roberts. >> ooh. >> so good. >> frozen hot chocolate? >> uh-huh. >> it's really good. >> it has two straws. >> thank you, thank you. >> mm-mm. >> that's enough. thank you. they bought it for me. they bought it for me, robin. >> robin roberts has done it again. >> jesse, i have a question for you. can i get my back scratched? >> do you want with my hands or my feet? >> oh! >> everyone is like this. >> i'm guilty of that. >> everyone is doing this. >> i hit a tree branch the other day. >> that's never happened to me. >> but it ripped my -- [ laughter ] you said it, george. i didn't. >> do you want to do a sing-along? one, two, three. ♪ i want to ride my bicycle
♪ it's all right it's all right ♪ ♪ it's all right ♪ the hills are alive oh, no, it's just me! ♪ we will we will rock you >> come on, george. >> go. >> sing it. >> the three of us, we were just -- >> see george. really getting down. >> just one shoulder pop, george. >> announcer: "good morning america's" oscars after-party. >> george, where are you? >> gosh, i'll be right there. ♪ trying to keep control ♪ taking its toll >> whoa. >> both: come play with us, lara. ♪ it won't be long >> welcome to "gma's" haunted pokemon celebrity party. ♪ perfect illusion ♪ what's your name man >> laraxander hamilton. ♪ what are you waiting for ♪ something in the way you move ♪ >> wow!
♪ something in the way you groove ♪ ♪ something in the way you move ♪ >> are we on tv right now? >> are we on tv? >> oh. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> all: good morning. ♪ good morning >> america! ♪ welcome to "gma" >> oh. >> wake, wake up. >> good morning, united states of america. >> maybe we'll change the name of the show. you know who we have coming up here. >> you have meg ryan? >> yes. >> i'm telling you, you came this close to having america's sweethearts reunited on the set of "good morning america." there's meg right now. >> i love you, sweetie. >> your earring. >> are you getting up? >> yes, is that okay? >> such a girlfriend. >> oh, my gosh, no, but i'm keeping it. >> ryan gosling asked where should i look? i said just look at me. i've waited my whole life to say that to you. look at me, ryan. >> you're my lighthouse in the storm, amy. take me through. >> i'll be your harbor. >> can you put him on the payroll and have him here. >> get rid of the guy with the
gap in his teeth and i'm here. >> i'm here. that's it. >> i'm taking over "the pyramid." we'll be right back. ♪ and the story goes on >> welcome back to "gma" in africa. we are going to take you inside the ngorongoro crater. ♪ ♪ that's how the story goes >> t.j. is in colorado. >> good morning from 2,000 feet. i am literally hanging from the black canyon of the gunnison. >> how do you get permission from your wife to do this? >> she thinks i'm in vegas. ♪ i don't know who's going to kiss you when i'm gone ♪ ♪ so i'm going to love you now >> our huge wedding celebration right now. >> 100 couples, 24 hours all around the world. ♪ i don't want to think about >> i now pronounce you married. please kiss your spouse. ♪ who will love you now [ laughter ] >> she's the woman breaking the
internet known affectionately as chewbacca mom. what's been the best part of this all? >> being able to share joy with people, and from one momma heart to another momma to see a child laugh that you haven't seen laugh, those are the stories i'm going to take with me every day. ♪ >> one of my favorite places on earth, st. jude children's research hospital. this is a research grant. >> i think my hero is dr. armwan. >> my hero is miss casey. she makes school fun even when i'm feeling bad. >> when you hear the impact you've had in their live, what goes through your mind? >> it's really a privilege to take care of them. ♪ i am way too young and i won't stop running ♪ >> jarrius robinson isn't your average new orleans saints fan. the 14-year-old has been battling chronic liver disease his whole life. >> we're going to sign jarrius today to a contract to become a new orleans saint today right here. >> sign it. >> you don't have to tell me twice. >> ginger is waltzing off to do
"dancing with the stars." woo! we're your official woo girls. woo! ♪ >> 10. >> 10. >> 10. >> you don't know that you can have it all and right now i feel like i do and it's really special. ♪ ♪ but you movin' so carefully >> the party starts right now. ♪ talk to me baby come on baby uh-oh lose your mind ♪ >> kind of cool. >> i was trying to -- >> i saw you doing it. >> -- do the carlton. >> are you still going with it? ♪ let's lose our minds and go crazy crazy ♪ ♪ i keep on hoping for cake by the ocean ♪ ♪ talk to me baby >> our big "gma" bollywood dance party. >> i can't stop watching gio. >> is he listening to the same song? >> oh. >> gio.
♪ aye-yie-yie ♪ i keep on hoping cake by the ocean ♪ >> i'm going to stop. so i can keep my job. ♪ >> what a great morning it's been. have a great day. ♪ cake by the ocean >> i'm such a happy chewbacca. [ chewbacca sounds ] >> wow, what a year it's been. i want to thank our team for putting that together, producers matt knox, amanda keegan and daisha riley. editor, dan ricaldo, sybell polycastro and jeremy phillips and graphic artists alberto rios and seth fenton. senior producer. thank you all. >> well done. you're the best. [ applause ] >> everybody, stay right there. coming up, the special holiday performance you won't want to miss by garth brooks and trisha yearwood. we'll be right
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>> my parents. >> it's not supposed to happen in beverly hills. >> one kid killing the parents is a bad seed. two kids killing the parents is a bad family. >> i'm just a normal kid. >> oh, eric, you're a normal kid who killed your parents. >> you have secrets upon secrets. i was trapped in the same nightmare. >> now the story you haven't heard. thursday, january 5th on abc. [ cheers and applause ] back here on "good morning america," we are getting in the holiday spirit, so we thought we'd share a couple holiday cities with you. how about christmas florida. yes, there is a christmas, florida. there's our dancing elf. love him. 82 degrees and sunny. can we all go to christmas, florida? all right. hi, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. check out how wet it will be with showers heavy at times. even some thunder is possible and small hail and gusty winds. now as we get past this tonight, it is going to be frosty cold. especially christmas morning.
we're just talking here. good morning. all right, this portion of the weather brought to you by folgers. lara, let's head over to you. >> thank you, ginger. >> time for our big macy's annual believe campaign finale. they partnered with make-a-wish and so many of you out there have helped bring joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions by making some amazing wishes come true. let's take a look. >> dear santa. >> dear santa. >> reporter: 'tis the season to believe and all you believers delivered big with letters sent to the jolly man up north. for every letter macy's received in stores and online, $1 was donated to make-a-wish helping hundreds of wishes across the nation come true. >> i love makeup because it's fun to experiment with. >> reporter: we met megan, a makeup maven, and she even gave ginger a makeover. >> it looks pretty. i love it.
>> i never miss a raider game ever in my life. >> reporter: we tagged along on josiah's football fantasy. >> welcome, oakland raiders. >> reporter: who became an honorary raiders captain and took the 50 yard line for a game day coin toss and watched tiny tumbler avery a leukemia survivor compete in her own gymnastics competition winning first place. >> he gives presents to all the good little children. >> all of you kept the ho, ho spirit alive online with #santaproject joining in the macy's movement to make christmas special for generations to come. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, make-a-wish. [ applause ] >> and thank you for participating. joining us are macy's chairman and ceo terry lundgren and david williams, make-a-wish president and ceo. what an amazing campaign. we want to make an announcement now. tell us, if you will, the big total. >> all right. >> drum roll, please, everybody. [ drum roll ] >> there's the drum roll. the big total is macy's raised $2 million for the make-a-wish foundation.
>> there you go. >> there it is. >> $2 million. for make-a-wish. [ applause ] >> so, only possible because of all of our customers and our employees writing letters to santa claus in the macy's mailbox, and we matched every letter we received with a donation and we came up with 2 million bucks for the make-a-wish foundation. >> so many of you did it. listen to this, i mean, since 2003, $100 million raised by macy's. unbelievable. >> yeah. >> i'm looking at this like $100 million. since 2003. as you look back, talk to me about what it's all meant to you. >> well, first of all, it really -- i am still stuttering with the number myself. >> it's amazing. >> $100 million, one company, macy's, one organization charity organization make-a-wish and so many grants of wishes for these kids with these serious diseases and it's been such a pleasure to
actually watch these experiences take place in our stores where we introduce them and put them on to your show or introduce them to celebrities or have them become a makeup artist at macy's. >> i've seen those stories. >> it's been amazing so i think the most amazing part is to see our customers and our employees respond the way that they have to this amazing program. [ applause ] >> and, david, i want to thank you for all the work that you do for make-a-wish making these dreams come true. >> yes, and we couldn't do it without companies like macy's. there's a wish granted somewhere in the world every 21 minutes, and it only happens because of volunteers and great corporations like macy's so we're just thrilled to participate. >> well, the numbers are staggering. we cannot thank you enough and can't thank you enough. congratulations to terry and to david and macy's and make-a-wish. and to learn more about the macy's believe campaign, visit our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! so worth it.
we are back now with a very special performance from superstar couple garth brooks and trisha yearwood off their holiday album "christmas together" which is available right now. here's the duo singing "baby, it's cold outside ♪ merry christmas. >> i love that. are you ready? ♪ i really can't stay baby it's cold outside i've got to go away baby it's cold outside ♪ ♪ this evening has been been hoping that you'd drop in so very nice i'll hold your hands ♪ ♪ they're just like ice my mother will start to worry beautiful, what's your hurry ♪ ♪ my father will be pacing the floor listen to that fireplace roar so really i'd better scurry ♪ ♪ beautiful please don't hurry well maybe just a half a drink more put some records on while i pour ♪ ♪ the neighbors might think baby, it's bad out there say what's in this drink no cabs to be had out there ♪ ♪ i wish i knew how
your eyes are like starlight now to break this spell i'll take your hat ♪ ♪ your hair looks swell i ought to say no, no, no, sir ♪ mind if i move in a little closer at least i'm gonna say i tried what's the sense in hurting my pride ♪ ♪ i really can't stay baby don't hold out ahh, but it's cold outside ♪ ♪ i simply must go baby it's cold outside the answer is no baby it's cold outside ♪ ♪ your welcome has been i'm lucky that you dropped in so nice and warm look out the window at that storm ♪ ♪ my sister will be suspicious man, your lips look so delicious my brother will be there at the door ♪ ♪ waves upon a tropical shore the neighborhood talk is vicious ♪ ♪ gosh your lips look delicious maybe just a half a drink more ♪ ♪ never such a blizzard before i've got to go home oh baby you'll freeze out there ♪ ♪ say lend me your comb it's up to your knees out there
you've really been grand ♪ when you touch my hand ♪ but don't you see how can you do this thing to me there's bound to be talk tomorrow making my life long sorrow ♪ ♪ at least there will be plenty implied if you caught pneumonia and died ♪ ♪ i really can't stay get over that cold out ahh but it's cold outside baby it's cold outside ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ think of your fellow man. ♪ lend him a helping hand. ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪ take a good look around... ♪ ...and if you're lookin' down, ♪ ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪put a little love in your heart.♪ ♪ in your heart. (avo) the subaru share the love event is happening now and will have given ninety million dollars to help real people like these.
before we go, watch the disney parks magical christmas celebration. jesse palmer will be out on the parade route this sunday. check your local listings for air time right here on abc. >> all right, everybody. have a great day. see you tomorrow. >> thanks for coming, santa. >> merry christmas. >> ho, ho, ho. >> see you next year. ♪ things you know
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good morning, i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. let's head over to meteorologist mike nicco for a look at our rainy forecast. >> hi, everybody. i'm tracking steadier rain in the higher elevations on other side of the santa clara valley and showers in the north bay and that is the trend of the rest of the afternoon. showers and thunderstorms and brief heavy downpours and lightning and thunder and small hail and snow down to 2,000 feet this evening. sue. >> and chains are required at this hour on all major sierra highways so bear that in mind, take extra caution this morning. green on the map means we are still seeing weather affecting your ride. we have an accident at northbound 87 near al madden and now the damage is done. >> thank you, sue. it is time for "live with kelly" and i'll be back at 11:00 a.m.
for the midday news. i hope you join me then. our reporting >> male announcer: it's "live with kelly." today, mega movie star tom hanks. and from "quantico," actor blair underwood. plus "broad city's" own abbi jacobson. and today's co-host is michael bublé. all next, on "live." [upbeat music] ♪ now, here are kelly ripa and michael bublé. [upbeat christmas music] ♪ >> kelly: whoo! thank you. >> michael: [humming] >> kelly: thank you, thank you. thank you. hi! hi! >> michael: hey. >> hi! [cheers and applause]