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the net. and poke in his 13th of the season so it's 2-0 sharks. but the wild tie it in the third. zach parise ee over the shoulder of martin jones right here. 2-2 game, patrick marleau would make it 4 continue 2 his 11th of the year. the defense collapsed. tie it at 4. and a one-timer to win it 5-4 wild take it. as if connor cook doesn't have enough to worry about, make it his first start in the raiders playoff game saturday in houston could be without all pro left tackle with a knee injury. cookout of michigan state thrown into the fire because of injuries, offensive coordinator has little time to figure out what cook can really do. >> this is his first week running with the ones. last week was his first week of receiving a uniform on game day and dressing out. so, we're working the process and we're really looking forward to washington play. it's a great time of year to be playing football and we've got a young qb that's ready to get out
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i'm super excited to introduce my dad because he's my hero. when i was little, he was doing this really important work driving ambulances in iraq. now he's home. and he's still a hero because he tells the ambulances where to go when there's an emergency. i'm so proud of him. he's awesome. he's my dad! announcer: if your service-connected disability hinders your civilian career, vocrehab offers a variety of services to help prepare you for your next mission. babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait. >> all right. that is our report. we appreciate your time. >> and
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and good morning. i'm lisa mcree alongside aaron brown. news this morning involving the worldwide web. that web extended all the way to dallas where an amazon user got a hard lesson in cool new technology. her six-year-old daughter figured out how to place an order through alexa, a voice activated device. >> i asked her if she could order a doll house and some cookies and she said do you want this, and i said yes. >> as you might expect, that $170 doll house arrived along
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with four pounds of sugar cookies. the donated the doll house to a local children's hospital but kept the cookies. pretty cute, right, aaron? aaron? i feel you're judging. are you judging the mother, the child? >> lisa? what are you doing over there? >> yeah. >> um, the news. >> lisa -- >> this is "world news now." >> this is 2017. >> but there was this story that vice president gore actually, i want to say calls it the information superhighway. >> it's not the world -- we don't even call it the www anymore. >> he's not the vice president anymore, lisa, but i'll tell you what, why don't you come on. come on over here. come join us. >> yeah. we've gotten really fancy around here. lisa mcree, ladies and gentlemen. >> "world news now" anchor lisa mcree. >> the original. who looks absolutely -- and mr.
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aaron brown, sorry. >> sorry, aaron we're leaving you behind. >> when you said there was a bar. >> why isn't there a drink for lisa? >> we'll chat. >> hi, guys. so much fun to be with you. >> how does it feel to be back after 25 years? >> hardly anybody is left. it's like old home week. it's so much fun. i hear a certain laugh from a certain camera man named willis, and my old boss david boreman is here. >> he pointed out that he hired you, and when you look back at all the work you guys do, i wonder how you kept employed all those years. let's take a quick look back. >> and merry christmas from new york. i'm lisa mckree. aaron brown is scrambling down your chimney. >> i will remind you of the dangers of drinking.
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right during the sports cast, mcree fell off her chair. okay, we got the idea. >> whoa. >> that was fancy. >> that's cooler than a cartoon. >> do that again. >> yeah. >> there was no sumo wrestling to report on, so we show the chicken. >> speaking of sports. which do you think looks better with my jacket? sort of a mixed bag, a little bit of everything in the midsection including a little soup i had earlier. >> hey. hey. hey. get that bunny out of there. thank you. [ laughter ] he made a menopause joke, i'm sorry. [ speaking foreign language ] >> from new york and houston. >> this is "world news now." >> spooky. >> if you'd like lisa's job,
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please send your resume to us. anchor search, 47 west 65th street. >> can you believe we do this week after week? this is "world news now." >> and some poor sucker sent in their resume actually and got the job. oh, baby. thank you. that was what was in the mug. anyway. >> they took that away for some reason. i can't imagine why. >> i think you guys are the biggest sissies. we had to come in at 10:00 and only aired from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. in the morning. how long do you sit here? 15 minutes? >> an hour and a half. >> we're on until 3:30 and then 4 to 4:30. we're at the bars at 5:00 a.m. >> all right. that's not as bad as i thought. >> do you have any particular favorite moment from your time on the show?
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>> you know, any time that we could go through the night without falling asleep on the floor on a sofa. that was good. that was a step in the right direction. >> yeah. >> the highlights were sort of tinged with sorrow. >> and they're also tinged with the best of 90s fashion as we look back. >> oh, stop. >> how many different turtle necks did you have? >> i had a lot. >> they're beautiful. >> you talked about sleeping. did the shoulder pads help at all? >> they would convert into a futon. it was a great thing. take off your jacket and you could have company over for a sleepover. >> i love that idea. i want to bring the shoulder pads back. >> and the earrings. the earrings, they look like it was like a qvc dream, and you could lay them under the hot lights and then cook an egg on them. >> you guys thought you had gone across the line too far ever? >> sure, but nobody cared. nobody was watching. and for us we have all these
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predecessors to look at, but what was it like for you doing this show for the first time. what did you think? >> like boreman said, we were just excited that we were able to play with all the stuff and that nobody was going to tell us to stop. it was basically like the mice coming in in the middle of the night and moving all the furniture around. >> it still is that way. lisa, thank you so much for hanging out with us. you'll be here throughout the night. >> who was your favorite co-anchor? aaron or cardboard aaron? >> well, flat aaron has his charm. you can do shots off that. >> thank you so much, and coming up a special guest, david boreman is here. >> he's already one drink in over there.
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>> wolf battles cops in alabama. be careful. there's a stranger on the loose here for you. take that with you. wherever you may go. >> thank you. i'm sure i'll need this on my next broadcast. >> i doubt it. that's the news for this half hour. >> i could watch old clips from the show all day long. >> i watch it during the time and it was fascinating. this was your idea. david boreman. >> it was a collective crazy idea, yeah. >> what was the concept? >> well, the networks made this push for overnight news in the early 90s. they promised that abc would do it. but there were no rules. just news, weather and sports. and we just did whatever we felt we wanted to do. we really thought it was a new
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way -- of course, we had no budget, so we tried to experiment with how to do an interesting program that felt appropriate for the middle of the night. we didn't take ourselves seriously. the viewers got it. they understood that there was news, but then there was humor, and there was sort of attitude, and it worked. >> i'm curious. when you were given that directive or lack thereof, this is probably not what the executives were expecting. so what was the reaction when it went on the air? >> they didn't watch. only one watched. he loved the show. this is exactly the show we wanted. when we first met with aaron and lisa, we wanted to do a program that was distinctive and different, nbc was doing a dreadful show called night side. cbs was doing up to the minute, and they were very traditional programs, and we had grown up watching nbc news overnight and full of attitude shows back in
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the 80s. and so we just broke every rule we could think of. >> and you broke the rule when it came to late night music. decided to do something called a polka. >> polka story is really complicated to tell in a minute. >> in a 20 second version. >> lisa hated the music one night. she called it polka. she wanted to pick the music. i let her pretend to pick the music but then i just played polka all night which led eventually to barry mitchell. and i asked him if he could write us a polka, and that's how the song came to be. >> i had a meltdown letting my feelings known, and i got more mail than about anything. the polka lovers were -- >> the union, the polka lovers of america union got to you after that. >> don't go anywhere. we have so many more questions for you.
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>> you have a bar, so -- all morning long they're with us. special live polka. >> and tim laird is here all night. ecking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could help pay some of what medicare doesn't, saving you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you've learned that taking informed steps along the way really makes a difference later. that's what it means to go long™. call now and request this free [decision guide]. it's full of information on medicare and the range of
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♪ lisa's unconventional. aaron's one dimensional. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ on his dates in 1992 insomniacs said world news who? that's the world news polka. ♪ this is david bohrman's legacy. haters, don't hate me ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka everyone clap ♪ ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's not a square dance that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ kendis and diane from my heart i'd like to share, of all the anchors i know you're the recent pair. no one knows we're on tv. we're the world news polka ♪
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♪ when did i lose control? ♪ the work we do is important that's what the bosses say ♪ ♪ we're warming the cameras for gma. here's to 25 more years with the world news polka ♪ with the world news polka ♪ [ applause ] >> where's andy cohen? >> that's right. >> a big thank you to our original anchor, lisa mcree. this show creator, david this show creator, david bohrman, and as always, barry. and we can't forget to thank tim laird. wait, aaron.
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aaron, come on. let's go shots on aaron. ( cheering ) ( grunts ) ( buzzer sounds ) now they're beating us on the boards out there, guys. this is your territory, grimson. do your job. grimson. hello? hi, honey. what? now? all right. ♪ the itsy-bitsy spider - ♪ climbed up the water spout... ♪ - ( giggling ) ♪ down came the rain
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and their future. this morning on "world news now." we'r this morning on "world news now." we're throwing it back, celebrating 25 years of news. can you believe we do this week after week? >> fun. and polka. our 25th birthday bash starts now. >> happy birthday, "world news now." >> we bust out a little stevie. sorry. that's my bad stevie wonder impersonation. >> this is great. >> we have so much planned for our celebration. stay with us. first we have to get through that whole news part that we kind of have to do as well.
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we're going to start this half hour off with what is expected to be unfortunately a pretty miserable weekend for about 80 million americans in about 40 states. >> much of the west is still digging out from a blanket of snow. now rain and snow. forecasters are warning that scenes like this, this avalanche, triggered by a skier in washington state will be all too common when the mountains get another foot of snow. >> and preparations are underway for another storm system moving to the southeast bringing a rare mix of snow and ice from birmingham to atlanta. all the stormy weather is creating chaos from coast to coast. >> reporter: winter 2017 is off to a slippery and frozen start with cold or winter advisories. in water town, new york, i 81 is
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like a graveyard of stranded vehicles. in boulder, colorado, the temperature is near zero. this delivery truck is stuck. >> i slipped into his acura. >> deicing at airports, but flights were cancelled. and in the south georgia transportation crews preparing to pretreat roads for the new system moving in. >> here in boulder all this snow has closed city offices and left cars buried. they'll be digging out here as the southeast is getting hit next. abc news, boulder, colorado. >> those 80 million americans are wondering one thing right now. how much rain or snow will we get, and when will we get it? >> for that let's go to justin. good morning. >> good morning to you. it's been a while since we were talking about plowable snows
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this far off to the south and later on today into tomorrow some areas throughout the tar hill state will see six inches of snow, some areas more. east toward raleigh durham and heading to south eastern virginia. meanwhile the west coast, a break right now. look at this. here comes the next storm. tropical moisture, flooding rains. >> turning to the deadly attack in turkey. there's new evidence that a much larger assault was being planned. yesterday's detonation of a car packed with explosives outside a courthouse killed a police officer and a court official. it also wounded at least ten other people. two attackers were killed in a shootout with police and a third suspect is at large. a war of words between leaders of al qaeda and isis. in a new message al qaeda's chief is accusing the isis leader of slandering his group and urged isis jihadists to stop attacking soft targets and
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instead concentrate on military and police forces. in chicago the four people accused of torturing a man and streaming it live on facebook are now facing hate crime charges. investigators say the four suspects who are black targeted their white victim because of his race and his disability. the victim is recovering at home with his family who say they are grateful for the outpouring of concern. >> we are overwhelmed and surprised. we're happy that everyone is concerned, and yeah. this should never happen. in an interview with our station in chicago president obama said he has seen the disturbing video calling the attack a horrific hate crime. and the president also says that just because the attack went viral does not mean that race relations have gotten worse. the four people charged are set to make their court appearance
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later today. the president is speaking out after receiving a briefing that russia metalled in the election before the officials are set out to lay out the same classified findings for donald trump. the president-elect has cast doubt, but president obama says he hopes tensions between trump and the intelligence community will be reduced once trump sees how effective they are. but vice president biden wasn't so diplomatic. >> grow up, donald, grow up. time to be an adult. you're president. you got to do something. show us what you have. >> joe biden not big on sugar coating. >> not at all. >> donald trump tweeted yesterday that he was a big fan of intelligence but in the later tweet he questioned how they could be so sure russia was behind the hacking if they hadn't examined democratic party servers. a major fight as congress looks to defund planned parenthood.
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the house speaker plans to use an anti-abortion provision to strip planned parenthood of funding. most of the federal funds go toward preventive health care. the hotly contested bathroom bill has been filed at the texas state capital. the texas privacy act prohibits local places of having buildings relegating bathroom use based on a person's sex at birth. supporters say the bill is about protecting privacy. opponents say it discriminates against transgender people. and protest groups against that issue and any other will have their say during the inauguration. >> the national park agency faced a lawsuit if it didn't allow demonstrators access. about 30 groups have applied.
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some folks are taking a mellow approach to inauguration day. i'd say so. a marijuana advocacy group plans to hand out free joints before marching to the national mall. >> the group's leader is not encourage people to smoke them which would be against the dc law, but he called lighting up a great act of civil disobedience due to donald trump's silence on marijuana reform. hot dog vendors are taking up business in d.c. as we speak. >> it's going to be the slowest march on washington we've ever seen. >> i was going to go protest but -- >> are we moving really fast or -- >> all right. from marijuana to cocktails. >> yes, there are many. we have a very early happy hour right now with america's ceo, chief entertaining officer, tim
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>> that was awesome. >> that was spectacular. >> the squirrel was eating the paint brush. >> you know, i -- only thing nuttier in this world was the woman who was sitting there painting with it. >> i love -- i just love rob's honesty. it just came out raw at these hours. >> he has no filter. which is good for the show. >> i try to apply one. doesn't work. rob doesn't have one at all. >> rob now anchors the news at our station in new york. he had this message for his wnn fans. >> greetings to the insomniac nation. it is crazy to me. i remember being set on the 20th anniversary. it was paula ferris's first week and it was the 20th anniversary. i can't believe it's been five years and now you're finally old enough to rent a car. such a cool anniversary.
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thank you for letting me be a part of it. even though it's been four years since i left, it was an amazing experience, not just the behind the scenes crew and the news we got to cover, but some of the wild, wild stuff we could get away with because the executives weren't watching. i do think once or twice i did some fairly memorable things on the show that i probably will never, ever again do in television. i just don't seem to remember what they could have been. but i guess you're about to go to the tape. >> see? there you go. >> right. >> okay. >> oh, man. >> i'm going to read you this. it's about predicting the election. who voters really like. [ laughter ] >> only me. come on, girl. >> the world news afterschool
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special. safe sex. >> oh. >> so lovely. oh oh, that's not the mike. >> that's what i'm talking about. there we go. >> oh, that way. >> if you like breast milk put your hands up. let me hear you. >> we have so much fun here, don't we? ♪ >> the "world news now" internship program, this is -- >> come on. we got to get into it. >> you got to bust out. it's friday. whoo. hey. >> and after all that, i still somehow have a job in television. in all seriousness, though, it's that kind of zaniness and irreverence that makes "world
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news now" what it is. it's the most unique news program out there. i'm also on a final note hearing rumors that my cutout on my farewell show almost four years ago still haunts the abc building. and kendis and diane also had it on the set with them. i want to thank you for letting the spirit, the cardboard spirit of rob nelson still haunt "world news now," and at this age, it's nice to know that i can stay erect that long. >> oh, my god. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> and on that note, happy birthday. and many more. >> rob. >> bravo. >> of course you go out with that joke. that's incredible. >> rob, you know, he's kind of like hung out in the rafters all this time. >> i also like that rob is saying we appreciate that we were letting his spirit onto the show. there's no stifling rob nelson's spirit whether he's in the room or not, but flat rob, we quite
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appreciate you being with us, and you're looking good. >> yeah. you look a little flat today. very one dimensional. >> we have some more surprises when we come back, plus lisa mcree is with tim in the insomniac lounge. rob needs a drink. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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oh, look at that. look at the hair game there. that i oh, look at that. look at the hair game there. that is a beautiful, smart, intelligent david muir years before he delivered the news to millions, he delivered it to thousands right here on "world news now." >> delivered the news. the david muir has done okay for himself since those days, but like many who have left this desk for bigger things, he looks back at his time here with good memories. >> it's been a while since i've been on the air at this hour. it comes back. once you do time on the overnights, you don't forget. i remember my office used to be up there. i'd run down about 2:00 in the morning, and this coffee now that i drink during world news tonight would never be enough. same desk. let's see.
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i must have left this behind. this is about the size coffee you need to get through, and i must have left these behind too. these are hand drawn weather maps. it's a long story, but yes, we did the weather one night. i held them up next to me. we did our own maps because we had no power for graphics, but we powered through. that's what it means to be on the overnights. you power through. the team tough, smart, irreverent and sleep deprived but once you get off the overnights you still don't get much sleep. keep making each other laugh because 25 never looked so good. >> thanks to david. >> i gave a try at my own map. >> the graphics haven't changed much since then. have you seen our budget? neither have the bean counters. >> a big thank you to david. now let's go to our insomniac lounge. >> i'm sorry. we're working on commerce. we're trying to raise a little extra coin for your flimsy budget. i decided if willis could do the ring tone and you could sell it,
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right? >> give us a sample. >> i would buy it. >> that is a signature laugh. i love willis in the lounge. >> willis ring tone. $1.99. >> only 12 left. >> only 12 left and you'll get a "world news now" coffee mug as well. >> wait, we're also going to throw in a cosmo, a fun updated cocktail, lisa. stay with us. this is a great drink. 25 years ago the cosmopolitan was the drink of the time. after 25 years i want to update it a bit. i'm going to use tangerine vodka, an orange liquor. >> i thought that was nyquil. >> i wanted that wnn color. look at this. >> but that was the drink of choice for the show. >> it was. that is releasing some secrets to the show. anyway, and a little bit of
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white cranberry peach instead of just cranberry and a squeeze of lime. that is important for this. and david was saying can i have one? i want one too. >> but we only have 59 seconds. >> still producing. let it go. here's one for you. >> cheers. >> that's what i need. >> there you go. the wnn celebration lounge is open. cheers. rob always comes to the bar. he's always at the bar. rob always loves the lounge. he never misses a cocktail. hello, rob. absolutely. >> should we wake up barbara walters? she's under the desk too. >> we'll have barry's very special polka. >> a special polka. >> it's always fun. it's always fun. polka, cosmos. what a party. cheers.
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with olay, you age less. so you can be ageless. olay ageless. >> >> somebody wanted the lyrics to the world news polka, and it was a woman pregnant and going through labor, and got through it by singing the world news polka. >> it's the alternative pain thing. focus on one pain and the other isn't bad. >> when i think barry mitchel, i think epesiotomy. >> explain. >> i have no explanation. >> which is a very standard response to a lot of things on this show. >> it was late at night. people weren't wearing pants. everybody danced. >> sort of like elmo right about now. >> we have heard so many great
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lines from the word news polka. it's hard to pick the best one. we decided not to. we bring you the ultimate polka. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka. tapes that roll in way too slow. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ around the world and up your street ♪ "the skinny" is our gossip. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ i've had worse things thrown at me. don't worry ♪ ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants so grab your world news now mug and everybody dance ♪ have some fun, be a pal and do
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the world news polka. here's what the bosses think ♪ ♪ they're a goofy crew and if your neighbors call the cop here's all you have to do. neighbors yell it's half past three. tell them that it's news to me. that's the world news polka. they make us work the graveyard shift. that's why we go for broke ♪ ♪ why not tune in abc and join our little joke ♪ news five days a week tongue and cheek it's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's the world news polka >> yeah. barry mitchel. great. >> barry, do you have a -- >> by the way, can i apologize? >> our executive producer. >> too late for that now. barry, any favorite polka moments? >> well, certainly weird al because he's been an idol of
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> and we are going back in time to this day in 1992. when "world news now" debuted. >> can you believe it? we're celebrating two and a half decades of middle of the night tv. what went into that very first show? plus more surprises. >> and tim laird has something extra special to help us celebrate as well over in the insomniac lounge. >> it's facebook live. hi, everybody. alaska, hawaii. >> all those folks say hello. >> there's 250 people which i think is more than watching on television. >> that's actually 249 viewers more than here on "world news now." we appreciate our one viewer out
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there. thank you. but we're going to get started this half hour with president-elect donald trump poised to come face to face with the intelligence community whose findings he has refused to accept. >> donald trump will be briefed on preelection russian hacking today personally by the directors of national intelligence. the cia and the fbi. now, the same classified information was presented to president obama yesterday. at the same time the issue was taking center stage on capitol hill. here's abc's karen traverse. >> for now this comprehensive report on russia's election interference is classified. >> the president has also directed the intelligence community to make as much of the information included in the report public because it's important for the american people to understand that it's our democracy that has been interfered with. >> reporter: on capitol hill overwhelming bipartisan agreement with the intelligence communities' conclusion that russia was behind the cyber attack putting lawmakers at odds with president-elect donald trump. >> i think there's a difference
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between skepticism and disparagement. >> reporter: on wednesday trump tweeted the wikileaks founder that dnc didn't get the e-mails. he said he wasn't in agreement and called himself a big fan of the intelligence community. that embrace of the fugitive hacker over the intelligence community drew attention from lawmakers. >> do you think there's any credibility we should attach to this individual given his record of -- >> not in my view. >> reporter: in an interview vice president biden said trump's criticism of the intelligence community is dangerous. >> for a president not to have confidence in, not to be prepared to listen to the myriad of intelligence agencies from defense intelligence to the cia,
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et cetera, is absolutely mindless. >> the director of national intelligence james clapper says the hacking was one part of russia's multifaceted campaign that also included propaganda and misinformation. donald trump will get his own briefing today on the report in new york city. karen, thank you. new reports say taxpayers may pay for donald trump's border wall if it's built. trump repeatedly promised that mexico will foot the bill on the wall but congressional sources say the transition team is now considering asking congress to approve the funds and may try to use existing legislation instead of a stand alone bill authorizing the wall. trump is also moving forward with his lawsuit against a celebrity chef. he sat for an hour to give a
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videotape in the case. the chef was going to open a restaurant following trump's comments about mexican immigrants, trump is suing for breach of contract. the four people accused of torturing a mentally disabled man are facing hate crime charges. the four suspects who are black targeted their victim because of his race and disability. the brother-in-law saying the attack shouldn't have happened. his family is kbratfgrateful fo outpouring of support they've received. >> we're overwhelmed and surprised. he's doing well as well as he could be at this time. the four people charged in the attack are set to make their first court appearance later today. and about 40 states are under alerts this morning or watches and through the weekend. that's a rare bout of snowfall and frigid temperatures coming to the southwest. the governors of alabama and georgia have already declared states of emergency. and the west coast is bracing for what some say could be the worst storm in nearly 25 years.
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it's expected to bring another six feet of snow in the mountains and a foot of new rainfall to california where warnings are out to prepare for widespread flooding and mud slides. >> compelling video right now for you. incredible rescue from a colorado ski resort. an unconscious skier is dangling from the chair by his neck. he got stuck after his backpack was tangled. another skier climbed up and cut him loose. the man who was rescued is already out of the hospital. he told reporters the whole thing is just a blur. >> probably a good thing that he doesn't remember it. >> yeah. meanwhile some junior high school students in the south are hoping for some of that snow in the rockies. >> check out these kids in little rock. there is a chance of snow in the arkansas capital, so the middle schoolers performed a ritual snow dance to try to help things along a little bit. as you can tell from the ground, it doesn't seem to be working.
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and the forecast by the way for today just some overnight snow showers. probably not a lot going to stick. >> they tried that same dance in hawaii. didn't work. good luck. >> florida not very effective either. >> boston people are like no. >> coming up, more memories from 25 years of "world news now." the very first anchor, lisa mcree is here and the show's creator might just be ready to reveal a 25-year-old secret. >> i think lisa goes by anchor emeritus. and tim laird from the insomniac lounge. stay with us. you're watching "world news now." that's really still annoying. that's really still annoying.
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original broadcast, we have lisa mcree and the creator. it's awesome to have you both here. >> i apologize already. >> yes, you should. >> first off, thank you. thank you both for what you did to pave the way for us to be here and still enjoy this craziness we call a new show. >> we're thrilled and so happy it's lasted so long. >> i'm excited and afraid to ask you both. given your vision of the show when it started, what do you think of what it's become now? >> i think -- >> be kind, we're flinching. >> okay. you ready? >> go ahead. >> there is very much of the original dna of the show still in the program. i mean, the way you guys approach the evening, it has a lot of similarities. this is different. this is more formal. we were much more informal. i mean, we were more of a
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renegade-looking team. but over the 25 years, the anchor teams have all sort of taken the dna and interpreted it, but it's still unlike anything else on -- yes, it's unlike anything on either broadcast or cable. >> let me ask you about the first show. there were a number of firsts back then. and lisa, sports was also a part of that first show. >> lisa and sports were foreign on that program. >> do you remember who won the world series back in 1992 or the super bowl? >> on the tip of my tongue. i can't. >> 30 seconds on sports. >> no, only lisa. aaron ad libbed sports. it was hilarious. lisa didn't. we actually had tapes couriered down from espn which abc just bought to a pizza parlor.
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and lisa led into them and we played sports scores. she did it on the odd half hour. >> and i ate the pizza. the payoff. >> david, the world wants to know what is the temperature index? >> what in the world? >> well, first of all, it's probably about 420 today. >> all right. we got it. >> since you put roofies in my drink, and i'm not going to go to my grave without another clue added to the trail, i will tell you the "world news now" temperature index is actually comprised of a list of ten cities around the country that i selected along with my friend victor dorf. we decided the cities for the spread of geography and we added their temperatures every day, and that was it.
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and it was accurate, and my projection is if you were to do that for the last 25 years, you could definitely prove global warming, because the cities were fixed. the temperatures were real, and it's no different than the dow jones. >> there you go. >> a man with a premonition. >> if you need to know -- >> now if only you can explain the london bus thing, but we're out of time. we'll be back. more celebrations coming up. of reach for far too long:s have health insurance.that's been out 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
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>> i don't think you >> i don't think you guys are partying like it's 1992. ♪ ♪ happy birthday to you >> it remind me of how toronto beat atlanta in the world series. >> there she goes with sports back there. >> we are celebrating 25 years of "world news now." lisa mcree is over there. plenty of past anchors. we have others. >> we didn't have to go very far to find our next past anchor. she works about 20 feet from here. juju chang worked along anderson cooper for more than a year. an experience she says that changed her life. >> hey all you zany and well informed insomniacs. it's me from a few hours up the
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block. i miss you guys, but i still stalk many of you on twitter. you know who you are, barry mitchel. i think back so fondly to my time years ago on the set just over there. well, actually they moved it over here now. you get the point. one of my favorite moments of "world news now" involved natch, captain kirk. >> this is an order. you take ju ju's hand. you set your phaser on stun, and mr. shapiro, fire when ready. >> yep. it's true. i would not be an old married lady were it not for william shatner. but my fondest memories were the antics we pulled off with my new co-anchor, anderson cooper. whatever happened to him. we took a bus tour through times square to midtown, and it was all going fabulously until -- >> how did it taste ju ju?
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>> oh, no. looks like the bus might have crashed. ju ju, are you there? can you hear us? we have a power outage. there we go. >> yep. we blew a fuse. but that's how we roll at "world news now." we light up the night sky on a shoe string budget until we are so burnt out, we wind up laughing in the dark. so thank you. >> you're welcome. >> happy anniversary "world news now." you're in good hands. live long and prosper. >> yes. juju chang. >> bravo, ju ju. thank you. >> and lisa, true story. ju ju on the beat was named after her? >> what? >> let's head over to the insomniac lounge. lisa is with our favorite guest, tim laird. >> i'll tell you what. we have another fun signature cocktail. this is special. 25 years is the silver anniversary.
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i thought how about a silver margarita? anyway, very nice recipe. easy. two ounces of the silver tequila. one ounce of agave nectar. the bar is open. >> i'm surprised it's the silver anniversary. i thought it was the gold bond medicated powder anniversary. >> that's 50. >> of course i always tell my wife every year it's the aluminum foil anniversary. no it's the silver anniversary. i thought a silver margarita. cheers, lisa. to 25. i love it. >> i got to test just to make sure. >> test it. make sure. you know what that tastes like? another. oh, yeah.
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that is good. >> fantastic. >> a signature cosmopolitan. >> elmo is hammered. >> speaking of being hammered, there's a clip that i still don't have an explanation for where barry is well, i don't know. just look. barry, what happened here? >> when they told me a leather gift, i was thinking more in terms of a wallet. >> trust me. this is the latest in leather a gear. >> really? >> why do you sound familiar? >> barry, of course, it's me. >> anderson. what are you doing here? >> i work here. the whole reality show thing didn't work out for me. so i'm working at the leather place. >> what do they call this place? >> this is the noose. >> well, happy anniversary world noose. >> hey, now. >> barry, you want to tell us what was going on? >> not really. it was the 10th anniversary show, and i was assigned to show something appropriate as a gift for the anchors, and people said tin. i couldn't find anything accept
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foot powder, so i spoke to juju chang who said i think leather is also good. and we cut and it's what you saw. the leather store saying i was thinking more of a wallet. young man, this is the newest in what you want for leather. >> thank god that leather is now the thing for 25 years. >> i'm afraid to ask. did you bring us a gift? >> i'm in the dark here. >> spit it out. >> i can't. no, i can't. it's not a nightclub. i can't say. it took years to put that filter in the head. >> it is a nightclub. >> we got the bar here. >> right. >> it's our nightclub. >> have i formally apologized? >> here we go again. >> your signature cocktail, what's in it again? >> this is the "world news now" signature 25 cocktail. try this. it's tangerine vodka, white cranapple juice.
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and a little bit of blue curaso. >> did you ever drink on air? >> no. >> did aaron ever drink on air? >> i had a hard enough time reading. >> i couldn't believe it. we're already sleep deprived. you want to add another element to it. >> we had a great espresso machine that she called the boy's clubhouse. aaron and i would go in. >> i called it the tree fort. >> i wonder if there were any secret things that went on at "world news now" there are buried in the building that we don't know about. >> we're not going to tell. one thing you were talking about the viewers. we didn't realize it at the time, but there were 1 million people watching us every night. that's more people than watched prime time on the cable news channels. so even though we feel like we're alone in the middle of the night, there are a million people out there watching us. >> and i think what's amazing about working the overnights, we've heard the past anchors say it, you feel tied to your fans.
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we do. we feel like we have a relationship. >> thank you guys, auchlt >> we're going to party on. thank you so much. the worst thing about toilet germs? they don't stay in the toilet. >> we're going to party on. thank you so much. a >> we're going to party on. thank you so much. l >> we're going to party on. thank you so much. l >> we're going to party on. thank you so much. . >> we're going to party on. thank you so much. i. to clean and disinfect in and out of the toilet... ...lysol that. . . . . . . . . . . . . you know your heart loves megared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes, your brain, and your joints
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that comes from my floor? now that's disgusting. i want friends over! you want friends over? we are celebrating good times. yeah. >> we want to celebrate. we want to mark this by also pointing out some of the people who have been here the longest. orlando ramirez since 1972. >> oh my god. >> ronnie reese has been here since 1992. laura since 1994. and donna shorter, you see her funny graphics all the time. donna has been here since 1984. >> he might not look like it but the commish has been here since 1997. liz responsible for a lot of the music a lot of the times since
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1996. >> and david, you had a few shoutouts. >> i want to thank everyone who's worked on the program, anchored the program, and the fans that watch this program over the last 25 years. >> thank you guys so much for creating this and thank you for having us back. >> it's really a treat to celebrate with you guys. you're doing a great job, and i see "world news now" going for another 25. >> amen to that. >> shall we cut the cake? >> yeah. >> let's save it for the 50th. >> a big thank you to all of you who came to visit us today. especially willis. >> oh, yeah. thank you. >> $1.99. >> this looks fantastic. there you go. there you go. don't even need a fork. it's just go to town. >> take one and pass it down. >> it's happy anniversary, everybody. >> you know what?
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i feel like, can i tell you something? i feel like we have to thank aaron. >> oh, yes. >> aaron, you know, he's been very quiet. i think he's got -- [ laughter ] >> he's as drunk as elmo. >> sorry. >> we would like to extend our love and appreciation to aaron brown. >> yes. >> very low blood sugar tonight, but -- [ chanting aaron ] >> you guys could be the first anchor team that does not go onto greater things after tonight. [ laughter ] >> we're hoping we still have jobs tomorrow. >> we're assuming that's the case, but if not, we'll just drink up to it. >> we want to give a big thank you to all the insomniacs. wnn fans. >> whatever you're doing right now, hopefully you have clothes on. >> we all -- >> why?
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the year was 1992. ♪ >> tom cruise said. >> you can't handle the truth. >> and this happened. >> in the news at this hour. >> news with an attitude was born. >> sort of a mixed bag. a little bit of everything in the midsection including a little soup i had earlier. >> this morning we're looking back at a time of big shoulder pads, and computer monitors the size of buicks. grab your mug and get ready to polka. ♪ >> as we celebrate 25 years of "world news now." ♪
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>> this should be our theme song, because everything good happens after midnight. >> i lost mine. >> where is your horn? we are partying. we are enjoying this. there's a bar over there. there's a bar over there. did i mention there's a bar over there? this is great. we have so much to get to. >> it is our 25th anniversary party in case you haven't heard. we'll have an open bar throughout the show. lots of other fun surprises and some serious, serious polka going on. >> yeah. this will sober you up. >> even though the director doesn't care about us, only the bar. >> lots of news to get to, typical of this show. news and partying, of course. let's start with president-elect donald trump who is firing off another skeptical tweet about russian hacking before he's set
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to be briefed on the preelection cyber attacks. >> trump will receive his briefing today, but yesterday on twitter he questioned how officials could be so sure russia was behind the hacking if they had not examined dnc servers. >> the president received his briefing on the hacks and seems to think that trump will come around. >> my hope is that when the president-elect receives his own briefings and is able to examine the intelligence as his team is put together and they see how professional and effective these agencies are, that some of those current tensions will be reduced. >> the president also said that presidents can't make good decisions unless they have good intelligence. meanwhile, mr. obama has finalized plans for his farewell address set for tuesday evening at the mccormick place convention center in chicago. james clapper prepares to brief donald trump, and we're getting word about his
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replacement. trump is expected to name dan coats as the nation's next intelligence chief. and clapper spent yesterday on capitol hill testifying about foreign cyber attacks against the united states saying intelligence officials are more confident than ever that russia mettled in the presidential election, and he suggested that trump's doubt about the intelligence community were undermining morale. but he said there's no way to know if the hacking swayed the election results. >> let's turn to the weather. a storm taking aim at about 80 million americans and 40 states. even the southeast is in for a rare bout of snowfall and frigid temperatures. states of emergency have already been declared in alabama and georgia where road crews are filling up trucks and snowplows are standing by. and the west coast is standing for what could be the worst most destructive storm since prior to
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the drought. there's likely another six feet of snow. the biggest stretch is from drenching rain, as much as a foot in much of california. emergency officials are warning the rain snow mix will trigger flooding and avalanches. the four people accused of streaming an attack live on facebook are facing hate crime charges. investigators say the four suspects who are black specifically targeted their white victim because of his race and his disability. police then found the disoriented teen wandering the streets after that disturbing video emerged showing him duct taped. his attackers, taunted, burned and even stabbed him. >> the actions in that video are reprehensible. that along with racism have absolutely no place in the city of chicago or anywhere else for that matter. according to the chicago
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tribune, all four suspects have made statements to the police admitting their roles in the attack, and they are set to make their first court appearance today. in the final push to reduce the number of inmates held at guantanamo bay, four terror suspects have been sent. to saudi arabia. they are from yemen. they've been held at the u.s. base for more than 14 years. the prison's population is now down to 35 inmates with 19 already cleared for release. a five-day man hunt for an escaped inmate from a federal prison in rhode island ended with his capture near boston. he broke out of prison on new year's eve by climbing a basketball hoop to reach a rooftop, cutting through a fence and climbing through a razor wire. a police officer is among two people killed after looting in mexico following a 20% increase in gas prices.
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600 people have been arrested. and at least 300 businesses have been damaged since wednesday. the fuel price hike was announced last weekend as mexico's government deregulated the energy sector. yesterday we told you about a 105-year-old record setting cyclist. today we have the story of a slightly younger man who took a big plunge. this is al blaski of texas celebrating his 100th birthday with his first sky dive. and taking that giant step into nothing, didn't seem to phase him much. >> oh, wow. wonderful. >> pretty amazing, isn't it? >> fantastic. >> mr. blaski is the oldest citizen to complete a tandem sky dive. his 75-year-old friend betty joined him for the jump. >> there's reaction from the cyclist. he said what a slacker. >> whatever. anybody can jump from a plane. >> betty is a good friend. if you don't have a world record
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to gain and you're like i'll join you for the sky dive, way to go, betty. coming up, it's party time. >> our 25th anniversary cel -- celebration. we have a special guest standing by. one of the many talented broadcasters who have anchored this show over the years. who could it be? >> and it's not a party without some refreshments. we save them for later, but everyone needs a drink. we can't drink right away, but everybody else can. you're watching "world news now." >> the bar is open. your brain, and your joints really love them too? introducing megared advanced 4in1... just one softgel
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and good morning. i'm lisa mcree alongside aaron brown. news this morning involving the worldwide web. that web extended all the way to dallas where an amazon user got a hard lesson in cool new technology. her six-year-old daughter figured out how to place an order through alexa, a voice activated device. >> i asked her if she could order a doll house and some cookies and she said do you want this, and i said yes. >> as you might expect, that $170 doll house arrived along
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with four pounds of sugar cookies. the donated the doll house to a local children's hospital but kept the cookies. pretty cute, right, aaron? aaron? i feel you're judging. are you judging the mother, the child? >> lisa? what are you doing over there? >> yeah. >> um, the news. >> lisa -- >> this is "world news now." >> this is 2017. we have a real desk. >> but there was this story that vice president gore actually, i want to say calls it the information superhighway. >> it's not the world -- we don't even call it the www anymore. >> he's not the vice president anymore, lisa, but i'll tell you what, why don't you come on. come on over here. come join us. >> yeah. we've gotten really fancy around here. lisa mcree, ladies and gentlemen. >> "world news now" anchor lisa mcree. >> the original. who looks absolutely -- and mr. aaron brown, sorry.
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>> sorry, aaron we're leaving you behind. >> when you said there was a bar. >> why isn't there a drink for lisa? >> we'll chat. >> hi, guys. so much fun to be with you. >> how does it feel to be back after 25 years? >> hardly anybody is left. it's like old home week. it's so much fun. i hear a certain laugh from a certain camera man named willis, and my old boss david bohrman is here. >> he pointed out that he hired you, and when you look back at all the work you guys do, i wonder how you kept employed all those years. let's take a quick look back. >> and merry christmas from new york. i'm lisa mcree. aaron brown is scrambling down your chimney. >> i will remind you of the dangers of drinking.
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right during the sports cast, mcree fell off her chair. okay, we got the idea. >> whoa. >> that was fancy. >> that's cooler than a cartoon. >> do that again. >> yeah. >> there was no sumo wrestling to report on, so we show the chicken. >> speaking of sports. which do you think looks better with my jacket? sort of a mixed bag, a little bit of everything in the midsection including a little soup i had earlier. >> hey. hey. hey. get that bunny out of there. thank you. [ laughter ] he made a menopause joke, i'm sorry. [ speaking foreign language ] >> from new york and houston. >> this is "world news now." >> spooky.
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>> if you'd like lisa's job, please send your resume to us. anchor search, 47 west 65th street. >> can you believe we do this week after week? this is "world news now." >> and some poor sucker sent in their resume actually and got the job. oh, baby. thank you. that was what was in the mug. anyway. >> they took that away for some reason. i can't imagine why. >> i think you guys are the biggest sissies. we had to come in at 10:00 and only aired from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. in the morning. how long do you sit here? 15 minutes? >> an hour and a half. >> we're on until 3:30 and then 4 to 4:30. we're at the bars at 5:00 a.m. >> all right. that's not as bad as i thought. >> do you have any particular favorite moment from your time on the show? >> you know, any time that we
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could go through the night without falling asleep on the floor on a sofa. that was good. that was a step in the right direction. >> yeah. >> the highlights were sort of tinged with sorrow. >> and they're also tinged with the best of 90s fashion as we look back. >> oh, stop. >> how many different turtle necks did you have? >> i had a lot. >> they're beautiful. >> you talked about sleeping. did the shoulder pads help at all? >> they would convert into a futon. it was a great thing. take off your jacket and you could have company over for a sleepover. >> i love that idea. i want to bring the shoulder pads back. >> and the earrings. the earrings, they look like it was like a qvc dream, and you could lay them under the hot lights and then cook an egg on them. >> you guys thought you had gone across the line too far ever? >> sure, but nobody cared. nobody was watching. and for us we have all these
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predecessors to look at, but what was it like for you doing this show for the first time. what did you think? >> like bohrman said, we were just excited that we were able to play with all the stuff and that nobody was going to tell us to stop. it was basically like the mice coming in in the middle of the night and moving all the furniture around. >> it still is that way. lisa, thank you so much for hanging out with us. you'll be here throughout the night. >> who was your favorite co-anchor? aaron or cardboard aaron? >> well, flat aaron has his charm. you can do shots off that. >> thank you so much, and coming up a special guest, david bohrman is here. >> he's already one drink in over there. >> stay with us as we continue our 25th anniversary celebration.
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>> werewolf battles cops in alabama. be careful. there's a stranger on the loose here for you. take that with you. wherever you may go. >> thank you. i'm sure i'll need this on my next broadcast. >> i doubt it. that's the news for this half hour. >> i could watch old clips from the show all day long. >> i watch it during the time and it was fascinating. this was your idea. david bohrman. >> it was a collective crazy idea, yeah. >> what was the concept? >> well, the networks made this push for overnight news in the early 90s. they promised that abc would do it. but there were no rules. just news, weather and sports. and we just did whatever we felt we wanted to do. we really thought it was a new way -- of course, we had no budget, so we tried to
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experiment with how to do an interesting program that felt appropriate for the middle of the night. we didn't take ourselves seriously. the viewers got it. they understood that there was news, but then there was humor, and there was sort of attitude, and it worked. >> i'm curious. when you were given that directive or lack thereof, this is probably not what the executives were expecting. so what was the reaction when it went on the air? >> they didn't watch. only one watched. he loved the show. this is exactly the show we wanted. when we first met with aaron and lisa, we wanted to do a program that was distinctive and different, nbc was doing a dreadful show called night side. cbs was doing up to the minute, and they were very traditional programs, and we had grown up watching nbc news overnight and full of attitude shows back in
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the 80s. and so we just broke every rule we could think of. >> and you broke the rule when it came to late night music. decided to do something called a polka. >> polka story is really complicated to tell in a minute. >> in a 20 second version. >> lisa hated the music one night. she called it polka. she wanted to pick the music. i let her pretend to pick the music but then i just played polka all night which led eventually to barry mitchell. and i asked him if he could write us a polka, and that's how the song came to be. >> i had a meltdown letting my feelings known, and i got more mail than about anything. the polka lovers were -- >> the union, the polka lovers of america union got to you after that. >> don't go anywhere. we have so many more questions for you.
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♪ lisa's unconventional. aaron's one dimensional. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ on his dates in 1992 insomniacs said world news who? that's the world news polka. ♪ this is david bohrman's legacy. haters, don't hate me ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka everyone clap ♪ ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's not a square dance that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ kendis and diane from my heart i'd like to share, of all the anchors i know you're the recent pair. no one knows we're on tv. we're the world news polka ♪ ♪ when did i lose control?
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♪ the work we do is important that's what the bosses say ♪ ♪ we're warming the cameras for gma. here's to 25 more years with the world news polka ♪ with the world news polka ♪ [ applause ] >> where's andy cohen? >> that's right. >> a big thank you to our original anchor, lisa mcree. bohrman, and as always, barry. and we can't forget to thank tim laird. wait, aaron. aaron, come on.
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this morning on "world news now." this morning on "world news now." we're throwing it back, celebrating 25 years of news. can you believe we do this week after week? >> fun. and polka. our 25th birthday bash starts now. >> happy birthday, "world news now." >> we bust out a little stevie. sorry. that's my bad stevie wonder impersonation. >> this is great. >> we have so much planned for our celebration. stay with us. first we have to get through that whole news part that we
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kind of have to do as well. we're going to start this half hour off with what is expected to be unfortunately a pretty miserable weekend for about 80 million americans in about 40 states. >> much of the west is still digging out from a blanket of snow. now rain and snow. forecasters are warning that scenes like this, this avalanche, triggered by a skier in washington state will be all too common when the mountains get another foot of snow. >> and preparations are underway for another storm system moving to the southeast bringing a rare mix of snow and ice from birmingham to atlanta. all the stormy weather is creating chaos from coast to coast. >> reporter: winter 2017 is off to a slippery and frozen start with cold or winter advisories. in water town, new york, i 81 is like a graveyard of stranded
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vehicles. in boulder, colorado, the temperature is near zero. this delivery truck is stuck. >> i slipped into his acura. >> deicing at airports, but flights were cancelled. and in the south georgia transportation crews preparing to pretreat roads for the new system moving in. >> here in boulder all this snow has closed city offices and left cars buried. they'll be digging out here as the southeast is getting hit next. abc news, boulder, colorado. >> those 80 million americans are wondering one thing right now. how much rain or snow will we get, and when will we get it? >> for that let's go to justin. good morning. >> good morning to you. it's been a while since we were talking about plowable snows this far off to the south and
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later on today into tomorrow some areas throughout the tar hill state will see six inches of snow, some areas more. east toward raleigh durham and heading to south eastern virginia. meanwhile the west coast, a break right now. look at this. here comes the next storm. tropical moisture, flooding rains. >> turning to the deadly attack in turkey. there's new evidence that a much larger assault was being planned. yesterday's detonation of a car packed with explosives outside a courthouse killed a police officer and a court official. it also wounded at least ten other people. two attackers were killed in a shootout with police and a third suspect is at large. a war of words between leaders of al qaeda and isis. in a new message al qaeda's chief is accusing the isis leader of slandering his group and urged isis jihadists to stop
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attacking soft targets and instead concentrate on military and police forces. in chicago the four people accused of torturing a man and streaming it live on facebook are now facing hate crime charges. investigators say the four suspects who are black targeted their white victim because of his race and his disability. the victim is recovering at home with his family who say they are grateful for the outpouring of concern. >> we are overwhelmed and surprised. we're happy that everyone is concerned, and yeah. this should never happen. in an interview with our station in chicago president obama said he has seen the disturbing video calling the attack a horrific hate crime. and the president also says that just because the attack went viral does not mean that race relations have gotten worse. the four people charged are set to make their court appearance later today.
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the president is speaking out after receiving a briefing that russia mettled in the election before the officials are set out to lay out the same classified findings for donald trump. the president-elect has cast doubt, but president obama says he hopes tensions between trump and the intelligence community will be reduced once trump sees how effective they are. but vice president biden wasn't so diplomatic. >> grow up, donald, grow up. time to be an adult. you're president. you got to do something. show us what you have. >> joe biden not big on sugar coating. >> not at all. >> donald trump tweeted yesterday that he was a big fan of intelligence but in the later tweet he questioned how they could be so sure russia was behind the hacking if they hadn't examined democratic party servers. a major fight as congress looks to defund planned parenthood.
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the house speaker plans to use an anti-abortion provision to strip planned parenthood of funding. most of the federal funds go toward preventive health care. the hotly contested bathroom bill has been filed at the texas state capitol. the texas privacy act prohibits local places of having buildings relegating bathroom use based on a person's sex at birth. supporters say the bill is about protecting privacy. opponents say it discriminates against transgender people. and protest groups against that issue and any other will have their say during the inauguration. >> the national park agency faced a lawsuit if it didn't allow demonstrators access.
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about 30 groups have applied. some folks are taking a mellow approach to inauguration day. i'd say so. a marijuana advocacy group plans to hand out free joints before marching to the national mall. >> the group's leader is not encouraging people to smoke them which would be against the dc law, but he called lighting up a great act of civil disobedience due to donald trump's silence on marijuana reform. hot dog vendors are taking up business in d.c. as we speak. >> it's going to be the slowest march on washington we've ever seen. >> i was going to go protest but -- >> are we moving really fast or -- >> all right. from marijuana to cocktails. >> yes, there are many. we have a very early happy hour right now with america's ceo, chief entertaining officer, tim
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laird, who is keeping bar over there, and those familiar faces. >> tim is keeping our drinks cool on the side for us because we still have a show to do so we cannot partake yet, but we're going to take some fun looks at our favorite moments from the show as well as some special messages from past anchors. >> stay with us. the celebration continues right here. we are partying like it's 1992. so that means we'll do the wop. start by taking care of families for 70 years. earn the trust of 32 nfl teams. be there for america's toughest and help, when help is needed america's #1 isn't a status earned overnight. it's earned in every wash, and re-earned every day. tide, america's #1 detergent
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>> that was spectacular. >> the squirrel was eating the paint brush. >> you know, i -- only thing nuttier in this world was the woman who was sitting there painting with it. >> i love -- i just love rob's honesty. it just came out raw at these hours. >> he has no filter. which is good for the show. >> i try to apply one. doesn't work. rob doesn't have one at all. >> rob now anchors the news at our station in new york. he had this message for his wnn fans. >> greetings to the insomniac nation. it is crazy to me. i remember being set on the 20th anniversary. it was paula ferris's first week and it was the 20th anniversary. i can't believe it's been five years and now you're finally old enough to rent a car. such a cool anniversary.
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thank you for letting me be a part of it. even though it's been four years since i left, it was an amazing experience, not just the behind the scenes crew and the news we got to cover, but some of the wild, wild stuff we could get away with because the executives weren't watching. i do think once or twice i did some fairly memorable things on the show that i probably will never, ever again do in television. i just don't seem to remember what they could have been. but i guess you're about to go to the tape. >> see? there you go. >> right. >> okay. >> oh, man. >> i'm going to read you this. it's about predicting the election. who voters really like. [ laughter ] >> only me. come on, girl. >> the world news afterschool
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special. safe sex. >> oh. >> so lovely. oh oh, that's not the mike. >> that's what i'm talking about. there we go. >> oh, that way. >> if you like breast milk put your hands up. let me hear you. >> we have so much fun here, don't we? ♪ >> the "world news now" internship program, this is -- >> come on. we got to get into it. >> you got to bust out. it's friday. whoo. hey. >> and after all that, i still somehow have a job in television. in all seriousness, though, it's that kind of zaniness and irreverence that makes "world news now" what it is.
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it's the most unique news program out there. i'm also on a final note hearing rumors that my cutout on my farewell show almost four years ago still haunts the abc building. and kendis and diane also had it on the set with them. i want to thank you for letting the spirit, the cardboard spirit of rob nelson still haunt "world news now," and at this age, it's nice to know that i can stay erect that long. >> oh, my god. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> and on that note, happy birthday. and many more. >> rob. >> bravo. >> of course you go out with that joke. that's incredible. >> rob, you know, he's kind of like hung out in the rafters all this time. >> i also like that rob is saying we appreciate that we were letting his spirit onto the show. there's no stifling rob nelson's spirit whether he's in the room or not, but flat rob, we quite appreciate you being with us,
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and you're looking good. >> yeah. you look a little flat today. very one dimensional. >> we have some more surprises when we come back, plus lisa mcree is with tim in the insomniac lounge. rob needs a drink. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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oh, look at that. look at the hair game there. oh, look at that. look at the hair game there. that is a beautiful, smart, intelligent david muir years before he delivered the news to millions, he delivered it to thousands right here on "world news now." >> delivered the news. the david muir has done okay for himself since those days, but like many who have left this desk for bigger things, he looks back at his time here with good memories. >> it's been a while since i've been on the air at this hour. it comes back. once you do time on the overnights, you don't forget. i remember my office used to be up there. i'd run down about 2:00 in the morning, and this coffee now that i drink during world news tonight would never be enough. same desk. let's see. i must have left this behind. this is about the size coffee you need to get through, and i must have left these behind too.
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these are hand drawn weather maps. it's a long story, but yes, we did the weather one night. i held them up next to me. we did our own maps because we had no power for graphics, but we powered through. that's what it means to be on the overnights. you power through. the team tough, smart, irreverent and sleep deprived but once you get off the overnights you still don't get much sleep. keep making each other laugh because 25 never looked so good. >> thanks to david. >> i gave a try at my own map. >> the graphics haven't changed much since then. have you seen our budget? neither have the bean counters. >> a big thank you to david. now let's go to our insomniac lounge. >> i'm sorry. we're working on commerce. we're trying to raise a little extra coin for your flimsy budget. i decided if willis could do the ring tone and you could sell it,
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right? >> give us a sample. >> i would buy it. >> that is a signature laugh. i love willis in the lounge. >> willis ring tone. $1.99. >> only 12 left. >> only 12 left and you'll get a "world news now" coffee mug as well. >> wait, we're also going to throw in a cosmo, a fun updated cocktail, lisa. stay with us. this is a great drink. 25 years ago the cosmopolitan was the drink of the time. after 25 years i want to update it a bit. i'm going to use tangerine vodka, an orange liquor. >> i thought that was nyquil. >> i wanted that wnn color. look at this. >> but that was the drink of choice for the show. >> it was. that is releasing some secrets to the show. anyway, and a little bit of
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white cranberry peach instead of just cranberry and a squeeze of lime. that is important for this. and david was saying can i have one? i want one too. >> but we only have 59 seconds. >> still producing. let it go. here's one for you. >> cheers. >> that's what i need. >> there you go. the wnn celebration lounge is open. cheers. rob always comes to the bar. he's always at the bar. rob always loves the lounge. he never misses a cocktail. hello, rob. absolutely. >> should we wake up barbara walters? she's under the desk too. >> we'll have barry's very special polka. >> a special polka. >> it's always fun. it's always fun. polka, cosmos. what a party. cheers.
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with olay, you age less. so you can be ageless. olay ageless. >> somebody wanted the lyrics to the world news polka, and it was a woman pregnant and going through labor, and got through it by singing the world news polka. >> it's the alternative pain thing. focus on one pain and the other isn't bad. >> when i think barry mitchel, i think epesiotomy. >> explain. >> i have no explanation. >> which is a very standard response to a lot of things on this show. >> it was late at night. people weren't wearing pants. everybody danced. >> sort of like elmo right about now. >> we have heard so many great
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lines from the world news polka. it's hard to pick the best one. we decided not to. we bring you the ultimate polka. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka. tapes that roll in way too slow. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ around the world and up your street ♪ "the skinny" is our gossip. that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ i've had worse things thrown at me. don't worry ♪ ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants so grab your world news now mug and everybody dance ♪ have some fun, be a pal and do the world news polka.
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here's what the bosses think ♪ ♪ they're a goofy crew and if your neighbors call the cop here's all you have to do. neighbors yell it's half past three. tell them that it's news to me. that's the world news polka. they make us work the graveyard shift. that's why we go for broke ♪ ♪ why not tune in abc and join our little joke ♪ news five days a week tongue and cheek it's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's the world news polka >> yeah. barry mitchel. great. >> barry, do you have a -- >> by the way, can i apologize? >> our executive producer. >> too late for that now. barry, any favorite polka moments? >> well, certainly weird al because he's been an idol of mine. that would be one of them, and
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making news in america this friday morning -- the extreme weather. forcing states of emergency. winter storms making a mess in places not used to snow. and fears about damage that could be done in california. details and your forecast ahead. and president-elect donald trump is set to get his long-awaited briefing about russian hacking. face to face with top u.s. intelligence officials. as we get new details on who might end up paying for that border wall. fight on a flight. this time, two sisters heading to see their father one last time, missing those precious moments. now, new claims about how an angry exchange got started. and a 100-year-old man celebrates with an adventure in the sky. we'll show you his birthday jump coming up.

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