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he played pretty well when he went in. >> i'm embracing the opportunity. out there to have fun, let it all hang out. i'm preparing my butt off. just go out there and have fun with my teammates. >> the 49ers, let me tell you about the game, the raiders and the texans will be seen right here on abc seven. kickoff at 1:20 and toyota after the game with a complete wrap-up. 49ers have begun their barrage of interviews. anthony lynn started the year as the running backs coach. the gm interviews will begin tomorrow with two members of the green bay staff. abc creamy swirls of pure indulgence. silky sifts of total transcendence. tempting accents of sheer pleasure.
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you're in a group most likely to develop skin cancer, including melanoma. that's why your best shot is to check for a spot. follow through and check your skin. go to spotskincancer.org to find out how. live doppler 7 showing you scattered light showers on their way out. a dry by thursday and friday before wet weather returns saturday and sunday. we'll have an update at 4:30 in the morning. >> thanks. that's our report, we appreciate your time. >> thanks for joining us on jimmy kimmel live. kevin costner. ♪when you've got...♪ ♪...nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ ♪nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪
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how cool is this? how cool is this? this is mexico volcano blowing its top off. the fire volcano is erupting sending smoke and ash nearly 5,000 feet into the air. the volcano is located in the western part of the country. the activity is increasing since october, in some cases erupting several times a day. in mexico city emotions erupting over a 20% hike in gas prices. protesters took to the streets and the mexican president defended the controversial move to end
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government regulation of gas and diesel prices. he says the regulated prices translated to subsidies that unfairly benefitted wealthy mexicans. they are searching for a t cause of a train. a long island railroad train hit a bumper at the end of a platform and derailed yesterday morning. more than 100 people suffered minor injuries. the engineer was drug tested. the results haven't been released. in michigan two more homes condemned during a sink hole in the city of frasier. officials say others should be able to return home by early next week. the sink hole discovered on christmas eve is believed to have been caused by a failing sewer line. >> coming up, a look at what it takes to make tv magic every day. behind is scenes here at "world news now" next. es here at "world news now" next.
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>> the giz wiz and mad magazine's maddest writer. i've been on "world news now" for almost all 25 years showing gadgets. i got to say, i'm sick of it. no. happy anniversary, "world news now." and i hope to do it for 25 more. just one thing. what's wnn stand for?
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we had one of the best laughs i've heard. willis back from retirement just temporarily. [ laughter we had you're out on parol. congratulations. >> legendary camera man. wow, he had a laugh. lewis chambers, you heard his laugh for years. >> as we approach tomorrow's 25th anniversary of "world news now," we are reminded it takes
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an army of people behind the scenes to make the fun you see happy on screen every day. >> you're about to meet some of them and see what it's like to start the workday late at night. >> she tells me when i mess up. when i'm tired. she's like you don't look good today. >> his wardrobe choices, excited? >> i accidentally pushed the wrongen. i did. >> i brought my home keys. that's great. ♪ >> i think my coat is a little too puffy to hang behind the door with the dresser. >> start looking at the rundown. >> first up and most important, hair and makeup. >> diane is busy in makeup. i get to chill out. ♪ adele gets me really pumped up. >> hello, ladies.
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>> hi, miss diane. >> you'll notice, i keep it warm. she can change. >> knock knock. >> hello. >> don't go in there. >> the 25th anniversary of "world news now" is coming up. >> hair and makeup is now done. it's about 11:20 and our meeting is at 12:15, and then we have to get my outfit for the night ready. because tonight kendis and i are wearing our christmas suits. >> just down the floor from where i am is the legend and then there's brian. >> i see what you did. he's so clever. >> he puts together all 90 minutes of the show. >> that's all we got. >> coming up later this morning on "world news now," santa robbing a bank.
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this is stuff that's happening all over the country, all over the world. we're gathering it. the global resources, the entire team, we're gathering right now. right, team? >> all right. now we're ready for the meeting. >> 1:30 we'll start with -- ♪ >> they're busy at work, but i want to take you to meet the writers, because the show doesn't happen without them. in the corner is craig who is always cold and always bundled up. we have deb also. normally cold and bundled up, and deb just enjoys ignoring us during the show as we try desperately to get her to talk to us. sherry in the corner. jack, you know all, the commissioner, senior bachelor analyst. and lloyd in the corner. and greg our senior producer who makes this all somehow come
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together into a cohesive show. we don't know how you do it, but thanks, greg. and mark is our floor manager. he tells us where to look, when to be quiet. we listen to him about half the time. >> that's a good average. >> and now i go back to hair and makeup. >> so these are the mad geniuses behind the cool graphics over the years that we've seen. whose face was the easiest and best subject to do all those -- >> those? yours is easy. >> mine is? >> yeah. you just swipe around. >> jason would be easy. >> and this is the nerve center, where all our material comes in. it gets edited. it gets dished out to the different shows. so it's just going to be a haven of activity right now. [ cricket sound ] >> chris is the dmc manager. that means everybody answers to you. >> that's true.
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katie, you're fired. >> what is the dmc? >> it's where just before it comes out, like the intestines. >> ew. so this. take a look, is our control room. a whole lot of monitors. >> sandy has been the director of the show for decades. >> time for the war paint. >> time to get prettied up. >> time to get pretty. >> four, three, two, one. >> and camera two. ♪ >> really, intestines? >> before it comes out. that's pretty much how our executives describe the show here at abc. >> the entire time i'm in hair and makeup, you're hanging out?
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>> i have a bar in the office, just kind of chilling. >> you woke up like this, huh? >> natural. you think it smells fine but your passengers smell this... eliminate odors you've gone noseblind to
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when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. it is time for the mix. we're it is time for the mix. we're going to start off by a classic case of making lemonade out of your lemons. a yale university freshman came down with the mumps. he was put into quarantine. it sounds horrible, but he managed to turn it into the best snap chat story ever. check it out. >> man, quarantine at least i have this small container of motts apple sauce, my best friend. i'm so glad we found each other. another really great thing about this room is if i get bored of sitting in this chair, i can just run over here and sit in this one. so much to do. >> yes, we are glad you could join us today on mumps talk. that is mumps talk, npr's newest radio show.
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>> the video spans seven minutes in total and covers his quarantine over the course of five days. he says you learn a lot about he says you learn a leaving the same room for five days. like i have a slight disposition for sanity. i got these great socks and years of mental scarring. >> i hope he's out of quarantine. >> we hope you're better and the mumps went away. >> a must watch snap chat. >> we're grateful you got the mumps. sorry but it's true. also a video out of georgia. there was an animal shelter that did this online only commercial, and it's going viral. and as you watch and listen, you'll understand why. >> has your goldfish lost its novelty? do potted plants not excite you like they used to? come on down to furry animal emporium. all our cats are self-cleaning and cleaning and cleaning.
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>> all the cats are self-cleaning. it's a tongue in cheek ad for the animal rescue and shelter. and it's already gotten more than 500,000 views as you can understand. they call it kitty commercial with ks, and this guy is a contractor who decided to make the commercial. it is hilarious. >> hopefully it translates to more cats being adopted. next, >> iris what is 16 and grant 18 were becoming an aunt and uncle for the first time. they showed up hospital. and iris's brother showed up in the full suit. the reason, he said, first impressions matter. he wanted to make sure he impressed his niece. we think it worked. check it out. >> she's not even crying. >> 116,000 retweets. 386,000 likes. he impressed social media. >> let's hope he came bearing
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this morning on "world news now," extreme weather across the country. the storm system in the west turning deadly. downed trees and heavy snow creating a chaotic scene in many places. as the rest of the country is as the rest of t freeze. >> and a crime after they said the victim was brutally tortured on facebook live. you can hear his captors laughing and taunting him and calling out donald trump. >> in the past 25 years, all the "world news now" anchors had quite a good time behind this desk. we have some of the blockbuster
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retrospective greatest hits. >> and no birthday party would be complete without a little music. you're finally getting the back story to the "world news now" polka. get ready. it is friday eve, or thursday, january 5th. i like one of our viewers tweeted in that she's been watching this show for so long that her kids know the "world news now" polka by heart as well and her son says every time he hears the word politics, he hears the words. >> it's one of those things i remember as a kid in college watching the show and like every friday, let's just watch the polka and sing along. >> you must have been a cool kid in college. >> i was. i was looking up the temperatures in hawaii, and it is fairly warm there, and unless you live in florida or hawaii, winter will show you no mercy today. frigid temperatures, intense wind, rain, snow, ice, they're making travel virtually impossible.
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dozens of cancelled, delayed flights. >> and sub zero conditions are putting millions of americans at risk for frostbite. there was a crash in erie, pennsylvania. colorado is bracing for its strongest storm of the season. with as many as ten inches of snow falling in denver alone. a major snow storm is pounding the western states. dumping snow and rain as far east as northern texas. the snow has shut down most major mountain passes. including 50 mile stretch of interstate 80 between sacramento and reno. >> road travelers are finding near whiteout conditions in parts of oregon. sending cars sliding into each other. and off main roads. >> they don't give you snow lessons in driving school. people learn how to do it themselves. >> they were tokyo drifting. it was scary. in washington state two teen boys fell through the ice near a frozen lake. one managed to make his own way out. the other was stuck in the water for nearly half an hour and had to be rescued by emergency
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crews. >> and more pain for many southern states. >> in the carolinas crews are preparing for difficult travel conditioners. for more on that, here's justin. >> reporter: thank you and good morning to you. we're tracking snow throughout the day and also into the overnight. not a lot but an inch or two. can produce travel delays and we're expecting it along the interstate 95 corridor and low visibilities. a big storm system in west. heavy flooding rains and extremely heavy mountain snows continuing well into midweek. back to you. all right. our thanks to justin. now to the visiting in capitol hill. president obama met with democrats to discuss a game plan to save his signature health care overhaul telling them to fight republicans over every attempt to dismantle it as mike pence gathered with republics and announced that repealing and
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replacing the health care is number one on donald trump's list. they have yet to agree on an alternative. mary bruce found some of them were passing the buck. >> reporter: republicans have had years to mull this over. why is there no cohesion around the best way to do this? >> well, as you know, i've been here 22 years, i ain't in the leadership. >> reporter: not on you? >> right. >> well, trump weighed in on twitter warning members of his party to be careful. he said the democrats are to be blamed for massive increases in obama care adding it will fall on its weight. president obama is getting a classified briefing detailing russia's role in preelection hacking. president-elect trump who is still doubting the intelligence will be briefed tomorrow as well followed by congress on monday.
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and today two senate committees are holding hearings on president obama's response to the cyber attacks. james copper is set to testify. new details about the ongoing u.s. military operation in mosul. they say american military advisors have been entering the war torn city accompanying iraqi forces to retake mosul. an air force colonel said they've doubled the number of help. the search for a missing helicopter that disappeared off the coast of san pedro. they reported seeing a helicopter go down in the water. the coast guard said the chopper is believed to have been a two-seater carrying a pilot and passenger. police say there were no distress calls. and police in chicago now have arrested four people saying they tortured a mentally disabled man and then live streamed the video on social media.
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we have blurred out the video and will show you a small portion of it. but it is fairly graphic. police say the two men and women in custody are seen and heard beating, burning, stabbing, and taunting this man who was duct taped. police believe the man was held hostage for at least a day. >> it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that. >> police say they found the man after he was released walking around the city's west side looking disoriented. >> and if you picked up an automobile you helped the auto industry put up record numbers. more than 17.5 million new cars and trucks were picked up. broke a mark set in 2015. low gas prices and interest rates combined with higher employment numbers contributed to the increase. the most popular new vehicles were suvs. coming up more news and the
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funniest moments from 25 years of "world news now." get ready for the highlights you saw on our 20th anniversary show and more. >> and later it's the jingle that means the weekend is here. the true story about how the world news polka was born as we count down to the 25th anniversary celebration. i cannot wait. i was wondering if an electric toothbrush really cleans... ...better than a manual, and my hygienist says it does. but... ...they're not all the same. turns out, they're really... ...different. who knew? i had no idea. so, she said look for... ...one that's shaped like a dental tool with a round... ...brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head surrounds each tooth to... ...gently remove more plaque and... ...oral-b crossaction is clinically proven to... ...remove more plaque than sonicare diamondclean. my mouth feels so clean. i'll only use an oral-b! the #1 brand used by dentists worldwide. oral-b. brush like a pro.
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investigators in new york city are relieved a commuter rail crash at a major hub wasn't much worse. more than 100 minor injuries after the accident at the brooklyn atlantic city terminal. the train hit a bumper and derailed. the engineer has undergone drug testing. the results aren't released yet. we may have gotten our first entry into our dumb robber files. let's break it out. the 25-year-old suspect is holding up a liquor store, firing his gun three times before making off with this cash. the store clerk wasn't hurt but noticed the robber dropped his cell phone. the robber called the cell phone and talked to a police officer. and he returned to retrieve the cell phone. how dumb are you? >> fantastic. >> and they say imitation is the
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highest form of flattery. >> if that is true then the san antonio spurs mascot must really love mariah carey. take a look. listen in. this was his version of the mariah carey disaster. >> how do they make that costume for him? >> obviously he's having audio problems. the dancers keep going just like mariah. >> they even did the little feather fans. >> and at one point they just cut to the sidelines guy who is just like, um, i don't know what happened there. that's what ryan seacrest is saying this morning still. >> you go. next celebrating 25 years of laughs. we have our greatest hits coming up. >> and us. >> yes. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ >> oh, i get the feels with the music. >> the old theme song music from ♪ >> oh, i get the feels with the music. >> the old theme song music from day one on january 6th of 1992 it was clear that "world news now" was no ordinary newscast. >> that's partly because of what's gone down at that desk. it's impossible to include every highlight, so here now, our best effort to capture 25 years of fun.
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>> i don't know how you feel about this, but to me among the things that the most tasteless in this business are the self-congratulatory, self-serving anniversary programs where they run old clips to the broadcast, bob hope walks on. >> aaron, is there anything else you'd like to add at all? you've been quiet this week. i'm sorry. i had to do it. there's all that cotton and all that glue. five years ago today that "world news now" saw the light of day. >> what is that? what is that? >> ding dong. >> okay. a couple of ding dongs. who does he really mean? >> you know, i have about had it
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with this assignment. ♪ >> what? >> gary. >> what? >> knock it off. get off that table. >> nice. glad to know. >> that was a hot seller. >> that's hot property. what's going on with elmo? >> i didn't know elmo did that. >> for those of you who frequent >> for thbroadcast,graft, you know that some person abducted the tickle me elmo last week. fearing the worst, we actually got this in the mail room today. so how could we not think the worst? >> we're in new york. just a couple of days before christmas. a little bit of snow in new york. >> would you let me introduce
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myself? this is the part of the program where i introduce myself? >> that's right. this is his big moment. >> i'm anderson cooper. thank you. now, go ahead. what were you saying? >> one, two, three. ♪ we love you anderson, oh yes we do ♪ >> if you have any information on the fat lady -- not the fat lady, not to be confused for the fat lady. >> is there an offensive body odor that that keeps co-anchors from staying more than a couple weeks. this is my last day. >> the nights that never end. insomnia, a new fragrance by "world news now." >> new york is a cultural place. i try to see -- >> man, he's uptight. abc thinks he's cutting edge
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because he doesn't wear a jacket. i would have taken him to the show, but i bet he'd be so scared of the tattooed men. he would cry like a little girl. >> i'm sucking up to the big man. that didn't sound right. >> by the way, breakupservice.com delivers its letters by certified mail to ensure receipt as services rendered, and for a little extra cost, they'll help you move out. that's the news for this half hour. >> i just got played. >> elton john jumped in and said he thought all three girls were -- he thought their lower entrance. >> that was my chair, not me. >> they want a consulting service to help prepare for disaster. >> in other news, a former enron executives are opening an accounting firm. get your books back by them. >> he wants to know if you've
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ever used steroids or hdh to improve your on air performance. so what is it, ryan? remember, you're not officially under oath here. >> for the love of god, i'd be much better if i did anything to enhance what's going on around here. you feel nothing. >> tonight, hope to warm your cockles. it's cold out there in much of the country. stay inside and stay warm. >> now people are googling cockles. >> it's not dirty. i promise. >> on facebook, get it? >> and that's is "world news now" facebook. get it. i like that. you got a lot of fans in. >> i have about 20,000. >> you got a man? you looking for a man? >> not interested. not interested. >> oh. >> the casino said we never ever do a farewell show nice and easy. we only do a farewell show nice
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and rough. >> oh. >> this season means dust storms. another so-called haboob rolled into the valley of the sun yesterday. our abc station got up close and personal with that haboob. he says that the wind pushing the dust was so strong, he actually hurt and turned toward the haboob [ laughter ] >> you got to go? i'm going to time you. go. >> a moment of silence as i go tinky. okay? >> wait for it. wait for it. [ toilet flushing ] >> how about a beach ball? >> all right. >> let's do it. >> beach accident. i need a life guard. >> i can't take you anywhere. >> what else can he do? that's a great little pill. >> saying that from experience? >> no. i'm saying what else? they're going to tell me in a little while that pill cures diabetes or something. >> but you never tried it?
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>> i haven't tried it, no. i'm a young, healthy young 27-year-old man. what are you talking about? i don't know what that sound was. what does that mean? >> let's do it. ♪ ♪ >> i could just watch rob nelson forever. >> we're going to do it nice. >> nice and rough. >> the critics early on actually liked the show. a press journal said that "world news now" worth losing sleep over. >> and the chicago sun times, abc dancing to its own tune overnight. that was in '99. it's not just in the beginning. they say quirky overnight news, a quirky ten year survivor. i haven't seen any from 2015 or 2016. >> that's -- i would take it
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personally. >> 2017 maybe? >> we'll see. we'll be here for another 25.
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to clean and disinfect in and out of the toilet... ...lysol that. around the studio mitch is around the studio mitch is always looking for stick. >> peter jennings is actually 4'11". >> anchor brown knew right away mitchel was one of a kind. >> oh, just another accordion playing commentator. that's pretty much my reaction. >> mitchel has his sight on bigger things. >> i want the anchor desk. >> we are here with our tongue and cheek. that's the "world news now" polka. do the world news polka. >> sadly accordion news never came to be. that was mitchel back in 1993. and lucky for us his comedic genius is still part of the show. >> his polkas air every friday
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and they signal the weekend is here. how did he get onto the show? we ask the show's creator to find out. >> one night, they picked some -- it annoyed lisa. she may have said something on the air that night. it sounds like polka, but after she made it clear she hated that. she said she wanted new music. i told the audio guy, ignore her. when it's time for music, play the polka. we did this thing, tell us what you think. do you have an opinion or something to say? an editorial kind of thing. send it to us. so when he did the if you have something to do, send it to us, and if you do, he said, in beautiful sort of prose, you will be the lucky recipient of the world news now coffee to your soup mug. we're preparing it only for people who get videos on the air.
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first tape was about dan quail and his inability to spell potato. it was by this guy called barry mitchel. it was pretty funny. we put it on. a week later we got another tape. it was really good. it was from mr. mitchel. he came in and i said do you do polka, and he said yes. i said do you want to write us a polka, and he did. and right here in about that spot in the studio is where he recorded the first world news polka next to the anchor desk. >> let's polka. >> there have probably been more than 100 versions of the polka. it became how he closed the program every week. ♪ who needs ratings? who needs sponsors? >> we still have many of those. who knew that was the back story? entertainment tonight did a feature of him.
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>> determination barry. we love him, and we love you.
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good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm k good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. making headlines this thursday morning, shocking video live streamed on social media shows an attack on a mentally disabled man. police in chicago say they've arrested four people. details coming up. today in south carolina victims relatives continue their testimony. dylann roof faces a possible death sentence for killing nine black parishioners last year. >> the ntsb continues its work at the commuter train derailment in new york city. the crash left more than 100 people with minor injuries. the worst was a broken leg. and more than 10,000 macy's employees will kick off the new year with pink slips. they're closing 68 stores across the country blaming changing
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consumer behavior. those are some of the top stories on this thursday, january 5th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we say good morning to you. a lot of people asking what's wrong with people after seeing this disturbing attack on a man in chicago that was streamed on facebook live. >> we blurred the video, but we have to warn you, it is very graphic. police say two men and two women held their victim hostage, binding him with duct tape. they beat him, stabbed him, even burned him with cigarettes. brian clark has the details on the investigation. >> reporter: it's sickening it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that. >> reporter: a video so disturbing that most of it has to be blurred out. a man beaten and attacked in chicago. streaming the incident on facebook live. >> i've been a cop for 28 years. i've seen things you shouldn't see in a lifetime, but it still amazes me how you still see things that you just shouldn't. >> reporter: four people are in
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custody in connection with the video. police say an adult man with mental health challenges is believed to be the victim. he was found walking around the city's west side disoriented. >> he was traumatized fairly good. like i said, it took most of the night for him to calm down enough to be able to talk to us. >> reporter: the video shows him bound. his clothes and hair cut. the people around him shouting, sometimes using racial slurs. >> if you looked at the video, they were just stupidity. >> reporter: brian clarke, abc news, new york. >> charges are likely to come today and could include some hate crimes because of some of the statements said on that tape. the victim was treated at the hospital and now back home with his parents. millions of americans are dealing with a frigid blast of winter stretching across most of the country. a major storm is moving into the mid atlantic. those are crews in north carolina already salting the roads before the snow hits tomorrow night. and snow is falling from the
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west coast to northern texas. and in parts of the northeast as well. major roadways are closed including a 50 mile stretch of interstate 80 from northern california into nevada and most of the major airlines are cancelling dozens of flights for today. and it will be 76 in hawaii today. >> that's where we need to go. >> a lot of people will be dealing with the windchill and millions are suffering through sub zero temperatures. >> for more on that and the rest of the forecast, let's go to justin. good morning. >> thanks and good morning. we're tracking a powerful storm west. extremely heavy rainfall along with mountain snow. it's going to be measured in additional feet. that's right we've had a ton of snow with the passes and travel is going to be hugely impacted here along interstate 80. looking at travel impacts today and tonight. snowfall accumulations, 1 to 2 inches for most places along the 95. president obama is embroiled
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in a last ditch effort to save obama care. he went to capitol hill to rally democrats to fight any attempts to abolish that health care bill. at the same time mike pence was meeting with republicans promising that donald trump will start working on dismantling the law on day one, but they still haven't said what they plan to replace it with. and president obama is getting classified briefings today on the report he ordered detailing the preelection hacking and president-elect will receive his tomorrow. he is still questioning u.s. intelligence, and even siding with the wikileaks founder who posted the stolen e-mails. more now from abc's karen traverse. >> reporter: trump promised answers about what he claimed to know about the russian hacking scandal. >> i know things other people don't know, and so they cannot be sure of this situation. >> reporter: what do you know that other people don't know? >> you'll find out on tuesday or wednesday. >> reporter: so far no revolutions from trump tower, but the president-elect has had time to tweet.
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the intelligence briefing on so-called russian hacking was delayed until friday. perhaps more time needed to build a case. very strange. but u.s. officials tell abc news there was no delay. the briefing was always scheduled for the end of the week. at the same time trump is doing a 180 on fugitive wikileaks founder. the founder saying the russian government played no role in providing those stolen e-mails. >> our source is not the russian government. and it is not a state party. >> reporter: trump quoted him on twitter wednesday. a far cry from what he said about it in 2010. >> you think it's disgraceful. >> reporter: u.s. officials maintain the founder of wikileaks is clueless. >> the russian intelligence services are capable of using a cutout to provide this information to wikileaks. >> reporter: while both republicans and democrats have criticized u.s. intelligence agencies before, trump's talk is raising eyebrows.
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>> inside the intelligence community, do they like what they're hearing from the president-elect? >> not at all. they describe an atmosphere of dismay and disgust, and they wonder why their next commander in chief seems to find new ways to humiliate them at every turn. and in california lawmakers have hired former attorney general erik holder to take on the incoming trump administration. they are expecting challenges to california's policies on environmental as well as social issues. democratic leaders of the state's legislature say holder's firm will serve as outside council to help them resist any attempts to roll back their progress. >> a teenager body slammed by a police officer is now suing the city and the police department for $5 million. the cell phone video that sparked national outrage shows the police officer yanking a 15-year-old to the ground. he resigned but a grand jury
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failed to indict him. the lawsuit alleges negligence, assault and excessive force. and outside of raleigh, north carolina, a high school resource officer caught on video slamming a 15-year-old girl to the floor has been placed on administrator leave. pending investigation. the teen reportedly suffered a concussion. the video does not show what led up to the body slam, but police say the officer had been responding to two students fighting. there's been an arrest in a hit and run in los angeles that left a man in critical condition. the crash and the get away captured on video. the victim suffered a crushed aorta. there's felony hit and run charges. police say the man was caught in just four days thanks to tips from the public. and now for one of the stories that just makes you feel like a slacker. >> yes. as we are. this is robert. the frenchman just set a new
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cycling record, and he's 105 years old. he rode 14 miles in just a matter of hours. in an hour, actually. it was 92 laps altogether. the record was actually created for him due to his age. he says that he can actually ride faster. now all he needs is challengers in his age group. those are some serious. >> he's like i got more. i'm heading it back. >> i got more here. wow. >> can you ride a bike at 14 miles per hour? >> not at all. not at 10. >> coming up, more special surprises as we celebrate 25 years of "world news now." stay with us. ugh, it's only lunchtime and my cold medicines' wearing off. i'm dragging. yeah, that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours?
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underway this morning at graceland for the king of rock and roll himself. this sunday elvis presley would have been 82 years young. he died 40 years ago at the age of 42 in 1977. this weekend's festivities will include concerts, dances, film screenings, gospel brunches and even a fashion show. >> yeah. elvis fashion show has to be eventful. the government has released a plan to protect alaska's beluga whales. there's safety for oil spills and stressors. slashing the whale population 70%. >> on the other side of the ocean the pacific, there's no saving this fish. the first tuna auction of the year at the world's largest fish market in tokyo has ended with a winning bid of $74,000 for that 467 pound blue fin tuna.
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it comes among plans to relocate the market to make room for the olympic games. >> have you been to that market? >> i have. it smells great. >> the fish are frozen. it's fascinating. even more so if you go after you've been at the bars all night. >> make sure you go before they move it out for the olympics. >> also a good point. we'll turn now to a major scandal that rocked the nation nearly 30 years ago, and has reopened with a new chapter. >> lyle menendez was con viced with his brother of murdering their parents. a wealthy family. now he's speaking out for the first time in 20 years telling a new side to his story. >> reporter: for the first time in 20 years lyle mendes speaking out from prison. >> i'm the kid that did kill his parents. no amount of regret has changed it.
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>> 1989. jose and kitty are brutally murdered. >> what's the problem? what's the problem? >> someone killed my dad. >> were they shot? >> yes. >> from the outside, brothers lyle and erik had it all, but they describe a calderon of secrets. >> tell me as clearly as you can why you murdered your parents. >> sitting down for an exclusive interview with barbara walters in 1996. >> i have said to myself, i am never going to let my father touch me again. >> reporter: their defense, an act of debt precipitation after be -- desperation after years after abuse at the hands of their father, but they were sentenced to life in prison and found guilty. >> my own childhood prepared me surprisingly well for the chaos of prison life. >> reporter: lyle is 48 and he's more reflective now. his life behind bars always shadowed with regret. >> it's still a failed destructive ending.
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that's part of the tragedy of it. it could so easily have not happened. >> interesting part is that the last time the boys actually saw each other was two weeks after that interview with barbara walters back in 1996. it's not likely they'll ever see each other again. >> that's the strange part. it may never happen. the appeals have been exhausted as well. legally they're at the end of the road. >> interesting interview, and a story there. and you can watch the full story in the two-hour special here on abc. truth and lies the menendez brothers tonight on abc. coming up, where are they now? past "world news now" anchors will share their favorite memories. >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> so i hear that somebody is another year older, another year wiser and maybe funnier. i want to say happy birthday "world news now." i can't believe you're 25. thank you for allowing me to have more fun than i thought humanly possible. thank you for not getting me fired because god knows some of those moments with rob nelson were so funny, but so inappropriate. and also, last but not least, thank you for the mug. happy birthday.
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>> happy birthday to us. >> you are welcome. we know paula needs the mug and lots of coffee. she's probably one of the busiest people at that company. >> and someone else who deserves a mug because she spent the most time of anyone in these chairs. >> "world news now" 25 years old. well, that means the rest of us are 25 years older, but just not going to go there. we worked in the middle of the night. we loved doing what we were doing. most importantly, i worked with some extraordinary people. extremely creative, dealing with new technologies that today with take for granted. and we were edgy. before anyone even knew what edgy meant. "world news now," thanks for everything.
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thanks to all those people who spent all that time with us in the middle of the night. great memories. many more for the rest of you. for the next 25 years. happy birthday, "world news now." and in the next 25 years, she'll look exactly the same. >> she looks beautiful. >> talia anchored "world news now" for almost four years. her final co-anchor was mark mullin. he still has a very soft spot for wnn. so, this was often overlooked. the only reason we could have such fun on "world news now" was because we had so many really good journalists and writers and producers. if you look at one of the typical "world news now" broadcasts, you'll see at least two segments of hard news. that gave us permission to have fun later in the broadcast. if you don't establish credibility, you only have silliness, and you can always find funnier silliness than what we were doing.
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what started 25 years ago? dave matthews band. the nicotine patch. the exhuming of president zachary taylor, and "world news now." >> yes. >> yeah, that last one. i almost forgot about that last one. >> living the life in san diego. >> it's great to hear their perspective having come from a show you imagine it must have been so different back then, and yet everything they say rings true still today about the bond overnights and how we work together. >> and the formula still works. the two news blocks and then we're dancing for the rest of the day. another person to sit in this chair, lawn, and then equally hip, "world news now," and you can see her now on your pbs station, alison stuart. >> happy 25th anniversary, "world news now." it seemed like so long ago i was anchoring in 2000.
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what a crazy year. a democrat won the popular vote but not the white house. and anderson and i used to stream it live on the internet and chat with people. watching news on your computer. what's that about? oh, venus won wimbledon. bruce springsteen was on tour. the more things change, the more they stay the same. don't change. you're perfect the way you are. happy 25th anniversary. >> as you look at that. she's still wearing the same jacket. >> roughly the same hair style. >> she hasn't changed. >> i like this trend, that our anchors are aging gracefully, and many of them not at all. >> it's light and makeup. we asked on our twitter page why are you watching us and why are you awake? the options being shift work, new baby, insomniac, still drunk. number one answer so far? >> still drunk? >> that's what i thought.
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temperature index infuriated so many of our viewers. because, well, they were asking us what it was. "world news now" national temperature index sits at 820. the "world news now" temperature index dropped for the day. >> national temperature index is at 757 degrees. >> i will tell you that the "world news now" temperature index is no less real than the dow jones. it was a real number, and it was calculated every day. and there was a point to it. but we never told anybody what it was. do you know what's in the dow actually? meteorologists all over the country were annoyed. they were complaining it wasn't real. i got a fax from japan. the program was on in japan. i got a fax from the japanese meteorologist association irate about this temperature index. it became one of those things, but it was real, and there was a point to it, and we didn't want to really belabor it. and it was a thing that was amusing for us.
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because everyone asked them and the answer was 700 or 512 or whatever it was going to be. >> the "world news now" temperature index is down today to 837 degrees. imagine that. >> and, of course, we did it in fahrenheit and centigrade. >> i like that we did a whole piece with david and got zero we know no more now about the temperature index. >> we tried to figure the algorithm for the today, and david is like, no, it's the like coca-cola. >> somewhere with the bus count. >> yes. the london bus count was also one of the best things here. >> and we still have no idea why.
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this morning on this morning on "world news now" the showdown over america's health insurance. >> democrats and republicans are putting together their respective game plans for the future of obama care. health care for millions hangs in the balance. so what's the plan? new overnight the horrific video after a man tortured in chicago. police saying it's the worst thing they've seen. new video showing how two police officers were ambushed at a walmart. surveillance shows how the surprise attack played out. ♪ >> and for you the viewer it's just your favorite news show, but to us, it is work and fun. and for our 25th anniversary celebration, we're taking you behind the scenes of "world news now."
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we may make it look easy, but now you'll get to witness the blood, the sweat, the tears that are shed for this broadcast -- >> did we mention the tears? >> yes, it is thursday, january 5th. do we make it look easy? >> we are in pain every day over it. >> i think they give us too much credit. >> we have fun. and way back in the 60s, jackie o gave us a behind the scenes look of the white house and now the modern day jackie o -- >> i like this dress. >> jackie o was a fashion icon. >> yes, she is, very nice. either that or you're a flight attendant. you're beautiful. it looks great. i like it. >> don't pay me compliments now. i'm going over here for the rest of the show. we're going to start this morning with the battle over obama care. almost as heated as what's going on another the desk this
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morning. each party is huddled in their own corner. >> yes, and president obama is urging a number of democrats to stand their ground and defend the key portion of his legacy. while mike pence vowed that dismantling obama care will be donald trump's first order of business. meanwhile house republicans passed a bill at blocking scores of mary bruce has more. >> reporter: president obama arriving on capitol hill rallying democrats to defend his signature health care law. the president huddling with congressional democrats for the first time in over a year. >> thank you. look out for the american people. >> reporter: on the opposite side of the capitol, a different scene. mike pence meeting with house republicans. announcing donald trump is working on a series of executive orders to start rolling back obama care on day one.
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>> we're going to repeal obama care and replace it with solutions that lower the cost of health insurance. republicans have been offering those ideas again and again. >> reporter: the republicans have voted to repeal the health care law more than 60 times. they still have not agreed on an terntive. we asked how speaker paul ryan. why no plan to replace it? >> we have a plan to replace it. we have plenty of ideas to replace it, and you'll see as the weeks and months unfold. >> reporter: even with some rank and file republicans are passing the buck. republicans have had years to mull this over. why is there still no cohesion around the best way to do this? >> well, as you know, i've been here 22 years. i ain't in the leadership. >> reporter: not on you? >> right. >> reporter: democrats are openly attacking republicans for having no clear plan. their message? you break it, you buy it, and obama care will become trump care. the president-elect perhaps seeing that too, issuing a warning for his own party
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tweeting republicans must be careful in that democrats own the failed obama care disaster. adding obama care will fall of its own weight. be careful. all the people covered by obama care are left wondering what comes next. while a president trump could take executive action as soon as he takes office, he's aware of the political consequences of the fight. republicans are saying they want to phase out obama care over several years giving them time to come up with a comprehensive replacement and ensuring americans don't feel like the rug is being pulled out from under them. thanks to mary. the president-elect has selected a top wall street attorney to head the securities and exchange commission. jay clayton is an expert in public stock launches. the transition team as sec chair, he would encourage investment and provide oversight of wall street.
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trump hired a political advisor dismissed by chris christie in the wake of the bridge gate case. he will be trump's deputy assistant and political director. he was not charged in the lane closing scandal. a blast of frigid air is spreading across the northern half of the country and it's causing temperatures plummeting. north dakota is one of the most bone chilling spots. temperatures there won't reach above zero until friday. heavy snow triggered a multivehicle crash in pennsylvania. nobody there was seriously injured. and in the west wind and rain and lower elevations with the snow in the mountains making travel virtually impossible. some state highways in california, oregon and nevada are closed. in chicago police arrested four people following a live stream video that allegedly shows the suspects torturing a mentally disabled man. we have blurred the video.
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we'll show you a small portion but we warn you it is graphic. the four people in custody are seen and heard on the video beating, burning, stabbing as well as taunting the duct taped man. police believe the man was held hostage for at least a day and possibly as long as 48 hours. they found him walking around the city's west side completely disoriented. at least 30 more witnesses may testify in the penalty phase of the charleston church massacre trial. a federal jury heard from four victims, family members and white supremacist dylann roof. he insisted he is not mentally ill and once again said he will not call any witnesses in his defense. he could be executed for killing nine members of an historic black church. prosecutors plan to call up to 38 witnesses including two survivors. a chilling new video shows what happened when police responded to a trespassing call at a walmart and ended up in a shootout. abc has the details.
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>> reporter: it started with a call from this arizona walmart. someone trespassing, but it turned into a shootout right out of a movie. police releasing multiple angles of video showing what went down that april morning. officers talking with the suspect watch. the man suddenly opens fire. hitting officer joshua three times. once in the face. officer daniel caldwell taking two bullets of the vest. the force sending him through a display. watch as he rolls and comes up firing ultimately killing the suspect, mitchel oakley. officer peblo survived walking out of the hospital to a standing ovation. he says he feels lucky to be alive. 2016 saw law enforcement fatalities at their highest level in five years. >> when you walk out the door, you never when it could be your last. >> the officer has nerve damage on his face is on leave. officer caldwell is on active duty. and they are being called heros.
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macy's is making headlines. they say they're cutting more than 10,000 jobs moving forward with its plan to close 68 stores nationwide including some high profile and even historic locations including its store in downtown minneapolis. it first opened more than 100 years ago. the retail giant blames online shopping and a change in consumer habits. not to be outdone, a llama is claiming it moment in the spotlight. it got loose in georgia. unlike the emu, someone claimed the llama. the owners showed up after the animal was cornered. the llama was just going on a run for taco bell.
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>> was he in the drive through? i would love to see their reaction when a llama pulls up. they say they caught him with the help of several llama experts. >> oh. tom llamas from abc? coming up, growing outrage. >> thousands keep taking to the treats in mexico demanding relief at the pump after gas prices jumped 20%. we'll tell you why. and as "world news now" turns 25 tomorrow, we're taking you behind the scenes here at abc. what it is like in the frantic hours before show time. >> and check out some of our new pics on instagram. you're working hard there. you can also check it out tomorrow during your big birthday bonanza. we will be posting a lot on social media. you won't want to miss those. ting a lot on social media. you won't want to miss those. those. you won't want to miss those.
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how cool how cool is this? this is mexico volcano blowing its top off. the fire volcano is erupting sending smoke and ash nearly 5,000 feet into the air. the volcano is located in the western part of the country. the activity is increasing since october, in some cases erupting several times a day. in mexico city emotions erupting over a 20% hike in gas prices. the mexican president defended the controversial move to end government regulation of gas and diesel prices.
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he says the regulated prices translated to subsidies that benefitted wealthy mexicans. they are searching for a t cause of a train. a long island railroad train hit a bumper at the end of a platform and derailed yesterday morning. more than 100 people suffered minor injuries. the engineer was drug tested. the results haven't been released. in michigan two more homes condemned during a sink hole in the city of frasier. officials say others should be able to return home by early next week. the sink hole discovered on christmas eve is believed to have been caused by a failing suer long. -- sewer line. >> coming up, a look at what it takes to make tv magic every day. behind is scenes here at "world news now" next.
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>> the giz wiz and mad magazine >> the giz wiz and mad magazine's maddest writer. i've been on "world news now" for almost all 25 years showing gadgets. i got to say, i'm sick of it. no. happy anniversary, "world news now." and i hope to do it for 25 more. just one thing. what's wnn stand for? ar music p) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪ man: constant tingling in my toes. woman: i had double vision. man: they said, "you have multiple sclerosis." man: i kind of had to get a grasp on reality. man: i had to adapt and change very rapidly. woman: i had to lear how to drive with my hands -- yeah, that was interesting. man: a symptom may cause you not to be able to do that anymore, and at one point, i was able to do any of those. man: since i've been cycling, it's definitely helped my walking.
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woman: it's a fantastic opportunity to be working together with a common goal of curing ms, and sharing is the key. we h we had one of the best laughs i've heard. will is back from retirement just temporarily. [ laughter ] >> so glad you're out on parole. congratulations. >> legendary cameraman. wow, he had a laugh. lewis chambers, you heard his laugh for years. >> as we approach tomorrow's 25th anniversary of "world news now," we are reminded it takes an army of people behind the scenes to make the fun you see
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happy on screen every day. >> you're about to meet some of them and see what it's like to start the workday late at night. >> she tells me when i mess up. when i'm tired. she's like you don't look good today. >> his wardrobe choices, excited? >> i accidentally pushed the wrong button. i did. >> i brought my home keys. that's great. ♪ >> i think my coat is a little too puffy to hang behind the door with the dresser. >> start looking at the rundown. >> first up and most important, hair and makeup. >> diane is busy in makeup. i get to chill out. ♪ adele gets me really pumped up. >> hello, ladies. >> hi, miss diane.
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>> you'll notice, i keep it warm. when she comes back, she will be changing it and it gets very cold. >> knock knock. >> hello. >> don't go in there. >> the 25th anniversary of "world news now" is coming up. >> hair and makeup is now done. it's about 11:20 and our meeting is at 12:15, and then we have to get my outfit for the night ready. because tonight kendis and i are wearing our christmas suits. >> just down the floor from where i am is the legend and then there's brian. >> i see what you did. he's so clever. >> he puts together all 90 minutes of the show. >> that's all we got. >> coming up later this morning
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on "world news now," santa robbing a bank. this is stuff that's happening all over the country, all over the world. we're gathering it. the global resources, the entire team, we're gathering right now. right, team? >> all right. now we're ready for the meeting. >> 1:30 we'll start with -- ♪ >> they're busy at work, but i want to take you to meet the writers, because the show doesn't happen without them. in the corner is craig who is always cold and always bundled up. we have deb also. normally cold and bundled up, and deb just enjoys ignoring us during the show as we try desperately to get her to talk to us. sherry in the corner. jack, you know all, the commissioner, senior bachelor analyst. and lloyd in the corner. and greg our senior producer who makes this all somehow come
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together into a cohesive show. we don't know how you do it, but thanks, greg. and mark is our floor manager. he tells us where to look, when to be quiet. we listen to him about half the time. >> that's a good average. >> and now i go back to hair and makeup. >> so these are the mad geniuses behind the cool graphics over the years that we've seen. whose face was the easiest and best subject to do all those -- >> those? yours is easy. >> mine is? >> yeah. you just swipe around. >> jason would be easy. >> and this is the nerve center, where all our material comes in. it gets edited. it gets dished out to the different shows. so it's just going to be a haven of activity right now. [ cricket sound ] >> chris is the dmc manager. that means everybody answers to you. >> that's true.
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katie, you're fired. >> what is the dmc? >> it's where just before it comes out, like the intestines. >> ew. so this. take a look, is our control room. a whole lot of monitors. >> sandy has been the director of the show for decades. >> time for the war paint. >> time to get prettied up. >> time to get pretty. >> four, three, two, one. >> and camera two. ♪ >> really, intestines? >> before it comes out. that's pretty much how our executives describe the show here at abc. >> the entire time i'm in hair and makeup, you're hanging out?
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when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. it is time for the mix. it is time for the mix. we're going to start off by a classic case of making lemonade out of your lemons. a yale university freshman came down with the mumps. he was put into quarantine. it sounds horrible, but he managed to turn it into the best snap chat story ever. check it out. >> man, quarantine at least i have this small container of motts apple sauce, my best friend. i'm so glad we found each other. another really great thing about this room is if i get bored of sitting in this chair, i can just run over here and sit in this one. so much to do. yes, we are glad you could join us today on mumps talk.
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that is mumps talk, npr's newest radio show. >> the video spans seven minutes in total and covers his quarantine over the course of five days. you learn a lot by never leaving the same room for five days. like i have a slight disposition for sanity. i got these great socks and years of mental scarring. >> i hope he's out of quarantine. >> we hope you're better and the mumps went away. >> a must watch snap chat. >> we're grateful you got the mumps. sorry but it's true. also a video out of georgia. there was an animal shelter that did this online only commercial, and it's going viral. and as you watch and listen, you'll understand why. >> has your goldfish lost its novelty? do potted plants not excite you like they used to? come on down to furry animal emporium. all our cats are self-cleaning and cleaning and cleaning.
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>> all the cats are self-cleaning. it's a tongue in cheek ad for the animal rescue and shelter. and it's already gotten more than 500,000 views as you can understand. they call it kitty commercial with ks, and this guy is a contractor who decided to make the commercial. it is hilarious. >> hopefully it translates to more cats being adopted. >> iris who is 16 and grant 18 were becoming an aunt and uncle for the first time. they showed up hospital. and iris's brother showed up in the full suit. the reason, he said, first impressions. he wanted to make sure he impressed his niece. we think it worked. check it out. >> she's not even crying. >> 116,000 retweets. 386,000 likes.
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ere you headed? uh just gonna hang out. it's a school night. with gary and todd? yea. not sure about those two. i've been meaning to ask you - this is tougher than i thought - is there any drinking going on in this crowd? no. i hope not, because alcohol can lead you to say things and do things you that you really wish you hadn't. isn't this what you're supposed to say? i know. so if any of your buddies ever pressure you to take a drink, just tell them you promised your dad you wouldn't. i'd do anything to keep you safe. ok. i will. i hope this is working. i promise. i love you too dad. they really do hear you. brian? yea? so start the conversation even before they're teenagers. good idea. for tips on what to say visit underagedrinking.samhsa.gov a message from the substance abuse and mental health services administration.
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this morning on "world news now," extreme weather across the country. the storm system in the west turning deadly. downed trees and heavy snow creating a chaotic scene in many places. the rest of the country feeling deep freeze. the forecast coming up. police are investigating a hate crime after they say the victim was tore furd on facebook live. you can hear his captors calling out donald trump. >> over the past 25 years, all the world news anchors had a good time behind the desk. we have some of the blockbuster retrospective greatest hits.
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and no birthday party would be complete without a little music. you're finally getting the back story to the "world news now" polka. get ready. it's thursday january 5th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." i like one of our viewers tweeted in that she's been watching this show for so long news" polka by heart as well and her son says every time he hears the word politics, he hears the words. >> it's one of those things i remember as a kid in college watching the show and like every friday, let's just watch the polka and sing along. >> you must have been a cool kid in college. >> i was. i was looking up the temperatures in hawaii, and it is fairly warm there, and unless you live in florida or hawaii, winter will show you no mercy today. frigid temperatures, intense
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wind, rain, snow, ice, they're making travel virtually impossible. >> and sub zero conditions are putting millions of americans at risk for frostbite. there was a crash in erie, pennsylvania. colorado is bracing for its strongest storm of the season. a major snow storm is pounding the western states. dumping snow and rain as far east as northern texas. the snow has shut down most major mountain passes. >> road travelers are finding near whiteout conditions in parts of oregon. sending cars sliding into each other. >> they don't give you snow lessons in driving school. people learn how to do it themselves. >> they were tokyo drifting. it was scary. in washington state two teen boys fell through the ice near a frozen lake. one managed to make his own way out. the other was stuck in the water
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for nearly half an hour and had to be rescued by emergency crews. and more pain for many southern states. >> in the carolinas crews are preparing for difficult travel conditions. for more on that, here's justin. >> reporter: thank you and good morning to you. we're tracking snow throughout the day and also into the overnight. not a lot but an inch or two. can produce travel delays and we're expecting it along the interstate 95 corridor and low visibilities. a big storm system in west. heavy flooding rains and extremely heavy mountain snows continuing well into midweek. back to you. all right. our thanks to justin. now to the visiting in capitol hill. president obama met with democrats to discuss a game plan to save his signature health care overhaul telling them to fight republicans over every attempt to dismantle it as mike
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pence gathered with republics and announced that repealing and replacing the health care is number one on donald trump's list. they have yet to agree on an alternative. >> reporter: republicans have had years to mull this over. why is there no cohesion around the best way to do this? >> well, as you know, i've been here 22 years, i ain't in the leadership. >> reporter: not on you? >> right. >> well, trump weighed in on twitter warning members of his party to be careful. he said the democrats are to be blamed for massive increases in obama care adding it will fall on its weight. president obama is getting a classified briefing detailing russia's role in preelection hacking. president-elect trump who is still doubting the intelligence will be briefed tomorrow as well followed by congress on monday. and today two senate committees are holding hearings on president obama's response to the cyber attacks.
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james clapper is set to testify. new details about the ongoing u.s. military operation in mosul. they say american military advisors have been entering the war torn city accompanying iraqi forces to retake mosul. an air force colonel said they've doubled the number of advisers providing support to troops on the front line. the search for a missing helicopter that disappeared off the coast of san pedro. passengers on a cruise ship reported seeing a helicopter go down in the water. the coast guard said the chopper is believed to have been a two-seater carrying a pilot and passenger. police say there were no distress calls. and police in chicago now have arrested four people saying they tortured a mentally disabled man and then live streamed the video on social media.
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we have blurred out the video and will show you a small portion of it. but it is fairly graphic. police say the two men and women in custody are seen and heard beating, burning, stabbing, and taunting this man who was duct taped. police believe the man was held hostage for at least a day. possibly 48 hours. >> it is sickening. it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that. >> police say they found the man after he was released walking around the city's west side looking disoriented. and if you picked up an automobile you helped the auto industry put up record numbers. more than 17.5 million new cars and trucks were picked up. low gas prices and interest rates combined with higher employment numbers contributed to the increase. the most popular new vehicles were suvs. coming up more news and the funniest moments from 25 years of "world news now."
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a commuter rail crash at a major hub wasn't much worse. more than 100 minor injuries after the accident at the brooklyn atlantic terminal. the train hit a bumper and derailed. the engineer has undergone drug testing. the results aren't released yet. we may have gotten our first entry into our dumb robber files. let's break it out. the 25-year-old suspect is holding up a liquor store, firing his gun three times before making off with this cash. the store clerk wasn't hurt but noticed the robber dropped his cell phone. the robber called the cell phone and talked to a police officer. and he returned to retrieve the cell phone. how dumb are you?
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>> fantastic. >> and they say imitation is the highest form of flattery. >> if that is true then the san antonio spurs mascot must really love mariah carey. take a look. listen in. this was his version of the mariah carey disaster. >> how do they make that costume for him? >> obviously he's having audio problems. the dancers keep going just like mariah. >> they even did the little feather fans. >> and at one point they just cut to the sidelines guy who is just like, um, i don't know what happened there. that's what ryan seacrest is saying this morning still. >> you go. next celebrating 25 years of laughs. we have our greatest hits coming up. >> and us. >> yes. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ >> oh, i get the feels with the music. ♪ oh, i get the feels with the music. >> the old theme song music from day one on january 6th of 1992 it was clear that "world news now" was no ordinary newscast. >> that's partly because of what's gone down at that desk. it's impossible to include every highlight, so here now, our best effort to capture 25 years of fun.
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>> i don't know how you feel about this, but to me among the things that the most tasteless in this business are the self-congratulatory, self-serving anniversary programs where they run old clips to the broadcast, bob hope walks on. >> aaron, is there anything else you'd like to add at all? you've been quiet this week. i'm sorry. i had to do it. there's all that cotton and all that glue. five years ago today that "world news now" saw the light of day. >> what is that? what is that? >> ding dong. >> okay. a couple of ding dongs. who does he really mean? >> you know, i have about had it
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with this assignment. ♪ >> what? >> gary. >> what? >> knock it off. get off that table. >> nice. glad to know. >> that was a hot seller. >> that's hot property. what's going on with elmo? >> i didn't know elmo did that. you know that some person abducted the tickle me elmo last week. fearing the worst, we actually got this in the mail room today. so how could we not think the worst? >> we're in new york. just a couple of days before christmas. a little bit of snow in new york. >> would you let me introduce myself? this is the part of the program where i introduce myself?
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>> that's right. this is his big moment. >> i'm anderson cooper. thank you. now, go ahead. what were you saying? >> one, two, three. ♪ we love you anderson, oh yes we do ♪ >> if you have any information on the fat lady -- not the fat lady, not to be confused for the fat lady. >> is there an offensive body odor that that keeps co-anchors from staying more than a couple weeks. this is my last day. >> the it never ends, insomnia, a new fragrance by "world news now." >> new york is a cultural place. i try to see -- >> man, he's uptight. abc thinks he's cutting edge
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because he doesn't wear a jacket. i would have taken him to the show, but i bet he'd be so scared of the tattooed men. >> i'm sucking up to the big man. that didn't sound right. >> by the way, breakupservice.com delivers its letters by certified mail to ensure receipt as services rendered, and for a little extra cost, they'll help you move out. that's the news for this half hour. >> i just got played. >> elton john jumped in and said he thought all three girls were -- he thought their lower entrance. >> that was my chair, not me. >> they want a consulting service to help prepare for disaster. >> in other news, a former enron executives are opening an accounting firm. get your books back by them. >> he wants to know if you've ever used steroids or hdh to
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improve your on air performance. so what is it, ryan? remember, you're not officially under oath here. >> for the love of god, i'd be much better if i did anything to enhance what's going on around here. you feel nothing. >> tonight, hope to warm your cockles. it's cold out there in much of the country. stay inside and stay warm. >> now people are googling cockles. >> it's not dirty. i promise. >> on facebook, get it? >> and that's is "world news now" facebook. get it. i like that. you got a lot of fans in. >> i have about 20,000. >> you got a man? you looking for a man? >> not interested. not interested. >> oh. >> the casino said we never ever do a farewell show nice and easy. we only do a farewell show nice and rough. >> oh.
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>> this season means dust storms. another so-called haboob rolled into the valley of the sun yesterday. our abc station got up close and personal with that haboob. he says that the wind pushing the dust was so strong, he actually hurt and turned toward the haboob [ laughter ] >> you got to go? i'm going to time you. go. >> a moment of silence as i go tinky. okay? >> wait for it. wait for it. [ toilet flushing ] pay off. >> how about a beach ball? >> all right. >> let's do it. >> beach accident. i need a life guard. >> i can't take you anywhere. >> what else can he do? that's a great little pill. >> saying that from experience? >> no. i'm saying what else? they're going to tell me in a little while that pill cures diabetes or something. >> but you never tried it?
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>> i haven't tried it, no. i'm a young, healthy young 27-year-old man. what are you talking about? i don't know what that sound was. what does that mean? >> let's do it. ♪ ♪ >> i could just watch rob nelson forever. >> we're going to do it nice. >> nice and rough. >> the critics early on actually liked the show. a press journal said that "world news now" worth losing sleep over. >> and the chicago sun times, abc dancing to its own tune overnight. that was in '99. it's not just in the beginning. they say quirky overnight news, a quirky ten year survivor. i haven't seen any from 2015 or 2016.
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>> that's -- i would take it personally. >> 2017 maybe? >> we'll see. we'll be here for another 25.
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to clean and disinfect in and out of the toilet... ...lysol that. around the studio mitch is around the studio mitch is always looking for stick. >> peter jennings is actually 4'11". >> anchor brown knew right away mitchel was one of a kind. >> oh, just another accordion playing commentator. that's pretty much my reaction. >> mitchel has his sight on bigger things. >> i want the anchor desk. >> we are here with our tongue and cheek. that's the "world news now" polka. do the world news polka. >> sadly accordion news never came to be. that was mitchel back in 1993. and lucky for us his comedic genius is still part of the show. >> his polkas air every friday
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and they signal the weekend is here. how did he get onto the show? >> one night, they picked some -- it annoyed lisa. she may have said something on the air that night. it sounds like polka, but after she made it clear she hated that. she said she wanted new music. i told the audio guy, ignore her. when it's time for music, play the polka. we did this thing, tell us what you think. do you have an opinion or something to say? an editorial kind of thing. send it to us. so when he did the if you have something to do, send it to us, and if you do, he said, in beautiful sort of prose, you will be the lucky recipient of the world news now coffee to your soup mug. we're preparing it only for people who get videos on the air. first tape we got was about dan
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quayle and his ability to spell potato. by a guy we never heard of called barry it was by this guy called barry mitchel. it was pretty funny. we put it on. a week later we got another tape. it was really good. it was from mr. mitchel. he came in and i said do you do polka, and he said yes. i said do you want to write us a polka, and he did. and right here in about that spot in the studio is where he recorded the first world news polka next to the anchor desk. >> let's polka. >> there have probably been more than 100 versions of the polka. it became how he closed the program every week. ♪ who needs ratings? who needs sponsors? >> we still have many of those.
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who knew that was the back story? entertainment tonight did a feature of him. over 1,000,000 californians have gotten something that's been out of reach for far too long: health insurance. how? they enrolled through covered california. it's the health insurance marketplace where you'll find a range of plans from leading health insurance companies that offer you the best combination of quality, rates, and benefits. and, through covered california, you may get financial help to pay for coverage. to get covered, you've got to get going. open enrollment ends january 31st. visit covereca.com today.
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that's what's making news in america this morning. making news in america this thursday morning -- winter woes for tens of millions of people across the country. airlines taking steps to help travelers all while that arctic blast right there dips into the washington as president-elect trump reportedly plans to restructure the cia. we're live in washington with breaking details. in chicago, growing outrage over a video posted on social media of a man being tortured and beaten. the question this morning, was it politically motivated? and round and round he rode. setting a world record for riding a bike at his age. your morning motivation coming up.

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