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good morning, america. trump goes to work. the new president kicks off his first monday in the oval office signing new executive orders drawing battle lines with the media. >> they are among the most dishonest human beings on earth. >> a showdown in the press briefing room today after trump and his team make false claims about the size of his inauguration crowd. >> this is the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. >> plus i new lawsuit over trump's businesses. wild weather outbreak. at least 30 reported tornadoes tear through the southeast killing at least 19 people. leveling homes, wiping out entire neighborhoods in minutes. the dangerous storm now moving up the east coast. a nor'easter set to hammer major cities with high winds and heavy rain. as the west is slammed by a major storm, this car swept away
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in california. emergency crews jumping in for swift water rescues. now thousands bracing for mudslides and flash flooding. and a super showdown is set. >> the afc champions are the new england patriots. >> the patriots breaking a record heading back to the super bowl for the ninth time led by tom brady and his three touchdowns as the high-flying falcons pummel aaron rodgers and the packers. >> the atlanta falcons. nfc champions. on to super bowl li. >> now aiming for their first title ever. tom brady and matt ryan set for the ultimate quarterback clash. the countdown to super bowl li starts now. ♪ welcome to my house ♪ we can take control now we do say good morning, america. ooh, i like this match-up. this coming from a saints fan.
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those dirty birds, the falcons and the patriots. what a match-up. >> tom brady obviously making a lot of headlines with his touchdown on the field but look at this jacket. take a look at this jacket that he was wearing on the sidelines. >> what is that? >> it keeps you nice and toasty and warm, george. you know, he looks like a marshmallow on the bench but once he takes it off, he is superman. >> big victory for such a young man. >> in football terms he's an old man. >> i know that. we got a lot coming up. what a weekend in washington, d.c. take a look at the scene there saturday. hundreds of thousands coming out for those marches, those protest marches, at the same time the white house press briefing room, the site of some confrontation. the press secretary called out for going to the room and making false statements about the inauguration. did not take questions then. he will for the first time today likely to be a confrontation and the president has a packed day ahead as well and week. he'll sign executive orders in the oval this morning, meet with house speaker paul ryan tonight
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and head to philadelphia for a gop retreat on thursday and british prime minister theresa may will visit the white house on friday. abc's cecilia vega at the white house. no surprise, the president also taking to twitter this morning. >> reporter: what a way to start the week. with a tweet and that's exactly what president trump did, tweeting from his own account, busy week planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security. now if he makes good on his campaign promises he will sign some executive orders that will begin to roll back some policies of president barack obama on everything from trade to immigration. this morning, president trump potentially headed for a new legal battle. a liberal watchdog group suing the president alleging he is violating the constitution by allowing his businesses like his new hotel in washington, d.c. to accept payments from foreign governments. over the weekend the president swearing in his senior staff from omarosa to jared kushner but the first order of business,
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a fight over facts. no questions allowed during press secretary sean spicer's first white house briefing. instead, he ripped into reporters for coverage of the inauguration crowd size. >> this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. both in person and around the globe. >> reporter: the problem is, that's not true. there's no official crowd count but there are photos. on the left, president obama 2009 inauguration, on the right, president trump's. the images taken at the exact same location two minutes apart. spicer also claimed there were more d.c. metro riders for president trump's inauguration than president obama's but transit officials say there were actually more than 200,000 fewer riders friday than the 2013 swearing in. when pressed counselor to the president kellyanne conway said spicer offered, quote, alternative facts. >> he had hundreds of thousands of people here. there's no question. i mean i was on the platform
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where the president was. we saw crowds as far as the eye can see. >> reporter: now some crowd experts telling "the new york times" there may have been as many as three times more people at the women's march in washington than at trump's inauguration. it was that speech by the president himself at the cia that launched the debate. >> it went all the way back to the washington monument and we caught them in a beauty. i think they'll pay a big price. >> reporter: "snl" pouncing. >> if you're going live don't make it so obvious. see you have friends with lebron, not that you are lebron james. >> reporter: that visit by the cia took place in front of the agency's memorial wall to fallen heroes and the president spent much of his time bashing the media and rehashing his election win. that did not sit well with the former cia director who through a spokesman said it was quote a despicable display of self-aggrandizement. >> kellyanne conway told me she thought brennan acted like a partisan political hack. you'll see a real confrontation
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today around 1:30. >> reporter: that briefing will take place here in the white house, it will be the first formal briefing by sean spicer in front of the cameras and not only be contentious. this bun as you can imagine will have a lot of questions this time. george. >> no question about it. one of them likely to come from jon karl in the white house briefing room right now and, jon, we've talked about this before. you covered ten presidents, ten white house press secretaries. what we're dealing with in that briefing room is unlike anything we've ever seen before. >> reporter: yeah, never anything remotely like that especially on the first appearance in the briefing room of a new white house press secretary to come in and deliver a tongue lashing at the press and state some things that simply were not true and not take questions. i expect we'll see a reset here. sean spicer is somebody who is considered, you know, a pro, somebody who has long relationships, long-time relationships with a lot of
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reporters here and there's a lot to talk about. president trump has a packed schedule. he's meeting with business leaders, labor leaders, congressional leaders. he is signing executive orders. we're not even sure which ones today. there are a lot of unanswered questions, questions far beyond the size of the crowd at the inauguration. >> you're right. there is a lot happening. that's why we have martha raddatz here, as well. two key cabinet nominees are up for votes today. cia director and secretary of state, will they be confirmed and will that help settle things down if they are. >> i think you'll see a confirmation of rex tillerson for state and mike pompeo for cia and i do think that will calm things down especially at the cia. that appearance by donald trump didn't go over well with some people. it was fine with others. i think they know he has a learning curve. he's their number one customer. they want to please their number one customer and i think many were happy he appeared at the cia. it didn't go as planned. they thought it was a little awkward. they thought -- they didn't like
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him in front of the wall talking about the media and crowd size but i think having a cia director confirmed will calm things down. it has to and one former cia director told me, look, going forward, we'll have a reset. >> going forward. >> first full week in office, first major lawsuit filed against the president. dan abrams here to talk about that. this is being filed by these ethics experts this morning. what are its chances? >> this particular lawsuit, probably not great and the reason for that is what's called standing. they're suing under the emoluments clause. not conflicts of interest. it's important to separate out from the conflict of interest laws that a lot of people talk about that's not what this is about. this is about the u.s. constitution, basically saying in effect if trump is able to gain something from foreign leaders staying at his hotels or doing deals with his golf course, et cetera, that that's a violation of the constitution. what they really want is tax returns.
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that's what they're hoping to get is part of this process. the problem is, that in order to file a lawsuit you have to be able to show i'm the right person to file it. well, it's calling standing. i suffered as a result of this. and this organization's argument there is a tough one but expect to see additional lawsuits throughout this administration. >> the reason once it goes to discovery they want to get the tax returns perhaps to find out if there are other sources of foreign funding into the president's businesses. >> exactly. to determine this question on the emoluments clause and so even if this lawsuit doesn't move forward, they're going to be other ones. there'll be a hotel person who works next door to trump's hotel an something where tell say we do have standing and as a result we should be able to sue. >> kellyanne made it clear they do not want those -- >> they're not going do it. >> this may be a way to see those. back to saturday, jon karl, and getting the white house's reaction to what we saw not only in this country but around the world.
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the massive amount of people, men and women, who came out for the women's march. what has been the white house reaction? >> reporter: well, a tremendous event and as you mentioned a global event and also cities all across the united states. the white house reaction, you can really see two different sides of it in as you can imagine two tweets from donald trump. first, yesterday morning he said, watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election. why didn't niece people vote? celebs hurt cause badly but then somewhat of an olive branch a couple of hours later from donald trump when he tweeted, peaceful protests are the hallmark of our democracy. even if i don't always agree i recognize the right of people to express their views. robin, i get the sense that the white house knows that they need to reach out to those that did not support donald trump but you're going to see a little bit of yin and yang. >> a real pattern with the president's tweets. two very distinct kinds of tweets. some that seem to be a little
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more personal and visceral, some to be more strategic. >> and a little time to think about it and come back with a second one. all right, thank you all. to michael. >> thank you, robin. now to dangerous storms stretching across the southeast, dozens of tornadoes, heavy rain and hail leaving a path of destruction and gio benitez is in hard hit albany, georgia, with the latest on that. good morning, gio. >> reporter: michael, good morning to you. truly devastating here. we're at a gas station. that is a gas pump ripped out of the ground. mangled metal hanging there. i'll show you what was a convenience store. here in albany at least four people were killed. they are searching for survivors. take a look at that convenience store. you can see the twisted metal. simply surreal. >> dude, i think that's a tornado. >> reporter: overnight thousands taking cover as this deadly tornado barreled through south
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georgia at 70 miles per hour. >> i got to move. >> yeah, get us out of here. >> reporter: the storm slicing everything in its path from trees to brick walls, take a look at this mobile home park in adel, georgia, flattened to the ground. residents say all this damage happened in a matter of minutes. >> we covered each other and we just laid there and we prayed. lord, please let it pass over, let it pass over. >> reporter: at least 16 people killed over the weekend. more than 40 injured. jenny bullard injured her arm but she says she's lucky to be alive. >> the whole wall just fell in on me. i crawled out from under it and then our back door came by and hit me and knocked me down this. >> reporter: this morning search and rescue operations still under way. >> it looks like a nuclear bomb went off. >> reporter: georgia's governor declaring a state of emergency in seven counties. >> we do have crews out there clearing the roadways, but the neighborhoods are damaged so severely that it's going to take a while. >> reporter: the storm system also striking mississippi over the weekend.
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in this drone video of hattiesburg, you can see the path of destruction residents now have to clean up. and back out here live in albany, i want to show you our other camera. that is a live look at a massive tract trailer on its side. we spoke with a resident here. he opened up his doors and when he looked outside he saw that neighbor hoond says, it was just completely gone robin. >> those images hurt your heart. we're thinking about everyone in the storm's path. a major storm moving into the northeast bringing wind, rain and snow and rob marciano is on the jersey shore with much more on that. good morning, rob. >> good morning, robin. this is the same storm that brought tornadoes to the south and east and becoming a nor'easter. winds picking up on the jersey shore and waves crashing. pretty much low tide. when the tide comes in and storm
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gets closer we're looking for some flooding. there have been sand dunes built to protect the communities but there will be flooding in spots. schools in spots closed as well. hurricane forced wind warnings posted off shore. here on the beach. along i-95 winds 60 miles an hour. enough to take down some trees and power lines. even though it's not cold enough to snow, it's going to be nasty with windshields below freezing. >> all right, rob. thank you. more from ginger about that in a moment. amy has the other top stories. >> a sear finding scene at a mall in san antonio as bullets starting flying and chaos started as two men were trying to flee after robbing a jewelry store and a good samaritan tried to stop them but was shot and killed. by one of the suspects. the second suspect starting shooting wounding other shoppers. both men are in custody this morning. breaking overnight a big step towards ending the bloody civil war in syria. the syrian government and rebel
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groups are meeting right now, this is the first face-to-face talk since the start of this six-year-long war. the u.s. is also at those same talks. and former president george h.w. bush is improving this morning, could leave a houston intensive care unit today. barbara bush was cleared to leave but decided to stay another night to be closer to her husband. sometimes you have something to say but lack the words. it happened to a toddler but now winning raves for creating this sign for saturday's women's march. in north carolina. the family was making signs when she grabbed a marker and started scribbling. her mom said i don't always know what she's saying but she always speaks her mind and the family friend who posted that picture, i love this, said it's exactly the sort of demonstration we need, fresh, original and artistic. >> she was holding it up proudly. >> strongly, bold colors, holding it up, all right if >> thanks for sharing that amy.
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what did you do this weekend? i saw you down there. >> watching football. >> it's now set, new england patriots, atlanta falcons in houston for the super bowl, jesse palmer has all the details for us, good morning, jesse. >> that's right, the patriots not only sealed the super bowl trip last night but broke a record doing so becoming the first organization to head there nine times but will face stiff competition from a falcons quarterback who wants his first super bowl win. tom brady and bill belichick have done it again heading to their seventh super bowl, a new record for a quarterback and a coach. >> back to 19. >> reporter: brady putting on a passing clinic throwing for 384 yards including three touchdowns. >> back to him again. the fleaflicker. brady to the end zone. >> reporter: after the game brady posted this of himself and his wife with the caption, that's some home field advantage, let's go.
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but the afc title game not without controversy. in the hours leading up to their crushing defeat the steelers received an early 3:00 a.m. wake-up call when the fire alarm went off at their boston hotel and arrested pats fan behind the prank. in the days leading up to the game at least 15 pittsburgh players came down with the flu. illness also a factor in this game. several green bay packers including quarterback aaron rodgers suffering from virus. not a great time to face atlanta falcons quarterback matt ryan. >> touchdown, atlanta. >> reporter: who lived up to his matty ice nickname with four touchdown passes. >> touchdown, touchdown. touchdown. >> it is a touchdown. >> reporter: even running the ball in for a fifth. >> and a touchdown. >> reporter: for a 44-21 win. i cannot wait for this. all eyes on matty ice, matt ryan and tom brady when they face off february 5th in houston. brady is 4-0 in his career against the atlanta falcons but
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if the patriots bring home the lombardi trophy this year it would be his fifth time doing it, the most ever for a quarterback. that's a lot. that is a lot. >> he might just be happy he's not facing off against the new york giants in the super bowl because we all know what would happen. just saying. >> i think i put you up to that. i have a lot of respect for tom brady and not only for his on the field stuff but take a look at this. he's not the only man with a big game this weekend. this is a picture of he and his wife cheering on their son benjamin who is at his hockey game. this was hours before he faced the pittsburgh steelers. >> wow. >> so, you know, the family first, go out there, make sure you cheer on your son then you come back and send the whole family and yourself to the super bowl. >> career day like you did. >> priorities. >> we got to go to ginger. >> yes, because the west coast also had that huge storm, 3 to 4 inches. look at los angeles, california, the flash flooding pictures. you saw the mudslide pictures over the weekend. that storm is still around for a couple more hours but it's going to be out at least by later this afternoon and evening. all right.
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let's get to the select cities brought to you by sprint. good morning. we have a one on the storm impact scale. today, scattered thunderstorms possible throughout the afternoon. we'll look for the heavier downpours, hit or miss, throughout fremont, san jose and even the north bay, right through the evening hours. don't put away the umbrella yet. it'll be a cool afternoon. the accuweather seven-day forecast features sunshine tomorrow with warming temperatures throughout the week and into the weekend.
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>> you know you put jesse up to that. caught on camera, the divorce attorney hip tiesing his clients. the big sting that put him behind bars. big weekend in washington for the trump family. o' we have an inside look at the new trump white house.
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. good morning, east bay. let's get up and get going. >> good monday morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. let's get over to alexis smith with a check of the traffic. >> good morning. still have wet pavement out there. not too soggy at the moment in walnut creek. but slow southbound 680. nothing plocking, just that average traffic as we get into the heart of rush hour. quick check of drive times. westbound 80 between albany and the maze, very slow through that berkeley stretch. ten minutes drive. fremont into san jose, 21 minutes, nen northbound 280 between 101 and cupertino that's a slow spot in the yellow, 20 minutes. all those spots with the potholes this morning, too. watch out
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now your accuweather forecast with lisa argen. >> we have scattered showers all around the bay. you can see cells off shore. closer to 280, pretty wet around palo alto, continuing into union city. fremont a few showers. more right off shore here. this will be the order of the day, hit or miss. some coming down at a pretty good clip. the santa cruz mountains especially hard hit here and more showers for you throughout the day today. we're under a flash flood watch until 7:00 tonight. we'll be looking at sunshine by as soon as tomorrow afternoon. it will stay dry the rest of the week and warm up. lisa, thank you so much. coming up, the first family's weekend in washington, d.c. that's next on gma. we'll have another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes and on abc7.com and our free news app.
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just gorgeous. golden gate bridge. just a peek of blow skies.
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♪ and so i face welcome back to "gma" and take a look at the first couple dancing at the inaugural ball. of course, this was a big weekend in washington for the trumps. first lady melania stepping the spotlight for the first time as they settle into life at the white house even though she's come home. barron is in school. a first look at her first week. >> he certainly did it his way. appropriate first song. also right now president trump is starting his first full week in office as you know. has a lot ahead of him and his press secretary sean spicer will hold a briefing this afternoon. a nor'easter is moving in. a powerful storm barreling up the east coast after 30 reported tornadoes tore through the southeast this weekend wiping out neighborhoods. just the destruction that we saw all weekend long. >> and as the trumps come off their first weekend as the first
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family, you have a closer look at how they're settling into the white house and how melania is taking on the role of first lady. >> that's right. in fact, we are hearing from melania trump for the first time as first lady of the united states. we know she's used to being in the public eye as a former model. but this is much different. every move she makes is under the microscope from her fashion choices to her twitter account as she now takes on the biggest role of her life. after a few rare appearances on the campaign trail, melania trump now stepping confidently into the spotlight. making her debut as first lady of the united states. she chose to wear american fashion designer ralph lauren. the outfit drawing comparisons to jacqueline kennedy's inaugural look in 1961. ♪ melania making her first remarks as first lady at a ball honoring the military. >> i'm honored to be your first lady. >> reporter: the new first lady opting to collaborate on her cultural white gown with french
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born designer herve pierre. who became an american citizen last year. >> everything she wears has a political statement. >> reporter: on saturday melania sent out her first tweet from her flotus account writing, i am deeply honored to serve this wonderful country as first lady. but the question remains what kind of first lady will she be? >> she has set the stage for how she will live out the role and so now we just have to let that play out on her terms and her time. >> reporter: the inauguration weekend also opening a window into the new first family as they adjust to their new reality. young barron trump seen playing peekaboo with his nephew as his father signs executive orders. first daughter ivanka looking more casual watching with her children as her husband jared kushner is sworn in. and donald trump jr. posting this video of his family bowling in the white house and this photo of his son tristan enjoying a white house lunch in his pajamas. >> one thing that is a common
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denominator for all first families and particularly for first ladies is to not let this pressure of being a young child in the white house change their lives too dramatically. >> now, melania and barron are believed to be back here in new york city this morning. they're expected to spend most of their time here while barron finishes this school year with melania heading back to washington occasionally for big events. >> wow. you know, barron, he'll be the first boy to be raised in the white house since the kennedy years and melania, she's very protective of him as any mother would be. >> yes, she is and she said recently barron is her number one priority right now. she wants to keep things as normal as possible for him. also weighing in over the weekend former first daughter chelsea clinton who may understand better than most the microscope barron will be under. she posted a tweet saying barron trump deserves the chance every child does to be a kid. standing up for every kid also
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means opposing potus policies that hurt kids so it seems like she's on barron's side but maybe not so much his father's. >> double message there. >> also concerning barron, there was just some out of bounds some tweets about him. he is a child. >> should be off limits. >> as all of the president's children -- >> leave him alone. >> leave him alone. >> i'm glad chelsea said that. she would understand better than most. thank you, amy. that was awesome. coming up inside the big sting that put a divorce lawyer behind bars. he's caught on tape hypnotizing his clients. we'll talk about that when we come back in two minutes. come back in two minutes.
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we are back with newly released video that shows an ohio divorce lawyer hypnotizing and molesting a female client now behind bars. mara schiavocampo has the story. good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning. that secretly recorded video showing an unbelievable crime in action. that woman, one of six who have since stepped forward and now we're hearing from another one of this man's hypnosis victims. this morning, shocking new video
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of an ohio divorce attorney hypnotizing a female client. >> two, three, sleep. >> reporter: so he could take advantage of her. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: watch as 59-year-old michael fine puts the woman into a trance without her knowledge or consent. saying it's just a breathing exercise. >> let's take a deep breath. >> reporter: but fine uses his hypnosis to make the woman walk over to the couch where he initiates a sexual encounter. >> your entire body is a vessel of pleasure. >> reporter: before awakening her and acting like nothing ever happened. >> okay, so we have some papers to go over. >> reporter: that's when police bust in and nab him. >> police officers. step over here. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the video part of a 2014 sting operation. the woman alerting authorities after noticing her clothing
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would be disheveled after their appointments. >> the basic law of hypnosis is that you cannot make people do what they don't want to do. however, we can affect the things that you want that you desire. >> reporter: she wasn't the only one. >> he ruined a lot of people's lives. >> reporter: melissa who doesn't want to reveal her last name said she too was hypnotized and molested by fine. >> he liked to hold your hand. he's right there with you and will protect you and he was the one that was the predator. >> reporter: now fine is serving 12 years in prison for hypnotizing six female clients after pleading guilty to five counts of kidnapping and one count of attempted kidnapping, all with a sexual motivation specification and now faces six civil lawsuits. >> she unfortunately met a very bad lawyer who took advantage of her. who was a predator. who breached her trust. >> reporter: now to add insult to injury fine was even billing these women for his services as a lawyer during the time spent
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hypnotizing and taking advantage of them. he has since been disbarred. as for civil trials no date was set. we did reach out to fine for comment but we did not hear back. george. >> boy, the outrages pile up. thanks very much. let's bring back our legal team dan abrams along with sunny hostin. sunny, you know, when you first heard about this case it was horrifying. seeing the tape makes it so much worse. >> it's so much worse. heartbreaking because as an attorney we do know as attorneys our clients are people we protect. our clients are people that we are sworn to protect and when you see this sort of violation in the inner sanctum, dan and i were discussing this, it could be up to 25 women he did this to. only six he pled guilty to. this is shocking to me. >> he's behind bars. does he have any chance? >> no chance to win the civil suits. the question is damages. he's going to lose them but the question is going to be what's
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the number? is he going to defend them at all? i mean, because when you're talking about a civil lawsuit you're talking about money damages. and the questions are going to be does he come forward and use the kind of defense he might have used in a criminal case which is, well, you know, let's not blow this out of proportion as you just heard in the piece. >> can't make them do something they don't want to do. >> exactly. so, therefore, what should damages be? you know, my guess is that he's going to be able to somehow resolve these. file for bankruptcy. and pay, you know, these women a significant amount of money if he has it. >> if he has it. that's the thing. maybe these are just paper judgments. you have to enforce the judgment but the other thing that i'm thinking about is because he pled guilty what kind of defense does he have? i mean he already admitted to the behavior. >> he's going to be found responsible. the question is just going to be what is that payout? >> does he have any money? >> what are the damages? >> insurance companies don't have to pay the money? >> there certainly is a legal
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malpractice angle to this because lawyers aren't supposed to do this kind of thing so if he was insured then perhaps, perhaps they'll get some sort of money. >> he has a family too and i only say that to point out he has a wife and kids and as a result he may try to fight to protect whatever assets that he has. >> that's true. >> can you bring in a new defense you didn't use before? >> sure, you can try. >> in a civil case. >> but it's going to be used against him that he's already admitted the conduct. he could then say, though, but with that said the damages should still be minimal because of x, y and z. >> these go way beyond what we saw in that -- on that tape in that room. we're talking about the intentional infliction of emotional distress. these women will have a lot of trouble trusting anyone especially someone that was supposed to be -- >> medical fees. psychologist, a lot of expenses. >> clearly you don't think it's going to be a close call. >> no. >> no, whether he's responsible, no. >> to michael. >> all right, thank you, george. coming up on our big board,
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a travel nightmare. the computer glitch that grounded united airlines flights for hours last night. plus the backlash that's growing over the movie "a dog's purpose," could this video change every movie with animals going forward? we'll talk about that when we come back in two minutes. we'll talk about that when we come back in two minutes.
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we are back with our big board and larry hackett is here at the table with us. welcome, larry. love having you here. we always talk about hollywood and you have those hollywood good looks. we're going to talk about something that has hollywood and a lot of people are in an uproar. a lot of outrage growing over the movie "a dog's purpose." the film premiere was canceled after tmz released this video appearing to show its canine star in distress while filming a stunt for the movie. now, warning, you know, these are disturbing images. take a look. >> we saw those. >> we just saw these. that's -- we were talking before we came here and you asked us
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would it be hard for us to watch this film and when you see those images. >> it's hard. >> it's really hard. now peta is calling for a boycott not only of this film but in any film featuring real animals. >> right. people for ethical treatment of animals say going forward. this is the last thing the producers need. their premiere canceled and this is not good for this film at all. >> it's not and not good for the industry. there's so many that are involved in the film and when you call for a boycott and you know you're affecting a lot of people's lives but it's hard. i'm a dog lover. it would be hard to sit there and not think about what could have gone through that dog that was there. so what does it say about the industry? what do you think the impact will be. >> for the industry, i mean in a world now where you have computer generated graphics where in a movie like "the lie
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of pie," the tiger on the raft was almost entirely generated and the bear in ""the revenant" no real bear was in the movie. do you need dogs in peril in scenes like this when you can probably generate it via computer. you certainly want the dog in the field hugging the boy with the sunshine on him. you'll always want that but whenever you have an animal in peril you won't want that. number two in a world with cell phones and all we know online, somebody on some set is going to make videos of this all the time. i have a feeling this is not the last time you'll see this kind of thing. >> i think this will change and this is produced by amblin entertainment with steven spielberg's company. you feel he could face blowback. >> it's a bank shot that he would but on the other hand he has spent his life making family movies. feel hiefl good movies. he does not want anything to be a drag on that. if something can be prevented and this can be prevented with computer graphics why not do it. get out of the way and let the movies be what they're supposed
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to be. good family fare. >> let's learn from this moving forward. to that travel nightmare. united airlines grounding all domestic flights for more than two hours and they blame the mass disruption on, well, there was an i.t. issue. david kerley joins us now from reagan national airport. so, tell us a little bit more about what happened here, david. >> reporter: it was a mess, robin. i mean, think about it. united says all domestic flights stay on the ground. this was at the prime traveling time last night between 5:30 and 8:00 and lasted for about 2 1/2 hours. six flights were canceled. 200 were delayed and it's a problem that we've seen before, robin. >> yeah. and, david, this is just the latest. like you said we've seen this bachelor. this is the latest in a string of these issues and how does this keep happening? how can they fix this? why can't they fix this? >> reporter: let's talk about how many times it happened. it was just british airways it
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happened to in september and delta and southwest also had issues. this is actually united's third time this has happened where i.t. issues have been the problem and, michael, the real issue is especially with the domestic carriers, united, american and delta, they're all a result of mergers and so they brought two computer systems together and then you have multiple systems within it, the reservation system, the operations system and sometimes these don't really work well together. in fact, last night with united, it was the information going to the pilots to tell them how much their load was, how much fuel they had. if they don't have that information they can't fly. >> it's not like they don't have money to fix this problem, david kerley because the u.s. airlines, $25 billion profit in 2015, so what -- how can they use that to fix this? >> reporter: they tell me they are. it's not a one size fits all. here's the computer system to
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run and the airline. it's all these intermingled systems and nobody builds just one so what they say they're doing is improving as they're going. it's not one time major overhaul. it's little additions and making the system more robust and better, but we continue to see these problems like we did. >> the best thing to pack is a lot of patience. pack a lot of patience. >> teenage kids could probably fix this thing. >> exactly. >> thank you. >> once again, larry. get right to it. thank you, larry. thank you, david. coming up ginger will be here and talk about a new storm in the west. already closing schools there and sparking avalanche warnings, up to three feet of snow piling up. is snoring ruining your relationship? all right, michael, how you can combat it. dr. richard besser is just ahead. is that you snoring? really? snoring? really?
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good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves. lisa argen has a quick look at our rainy forecast. >> flash flood watch throughout the day today. we have flooding occurring near mark west springs in the north bay. but look at the cell along highway 1. wet weather to daly te. to the east scattered showers in milpitas. it's cold and we could see thunderstorms today. >> a four-car crash on the beniche have a bridge. you can see that backup forming on 680. souds like we have a fuel leak. right now in the far two left lanes. >> coming up next, the designer for melania trump's ball dress is speaking about it exclusively on gma.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. wild weather across the country. at least 30 reported tornadoes rip through the southeast. entire neighborhoods wiped out. a severe new storm barreling up the east coast right now, major cities about to be slammed by high winds and heavy rain. and big flood concerns in the west at this hour. the latest from across the nation. first lady of fashion. melania's weekend in style. this morning the designer behind this dress speaks out only to "gma." and is snoring ruining your relationship? we have got the couple confessions this morning. >> you snore. admit it. will you please admit it? it's the first step to healing. >> i don't -- i've never heard myself snore, so i don't believe i snore. >> what's really causing it? how can you combat it? dr. besser is here to weigh in. it's tgit week. one-on-one with viola davis.
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what's she revealing about "how to get away with murder" and her mom's plea to go to the oscars. ♪ the best day of my life get ready. the great kindness challenge starts this morning. kids coast to coast are joining in, and we're kicking it off right here. >> and they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ good good good to be alive right about now ♪ now, that's the way to start your week right there. good morning, america. come on. let's give these kids a hand. you guys were great this morning. thanks for coming in. >> starting the week on a good note kicking off the great kindness challenge, and we have a little help here with that. 10 million kids in 12,000 schools have signed up so far for the kindness challenge. and you know what, it's easy as saying good morning so good morning and good morning and good morning to everybody. and we've got a lot of ways for you to get involved.
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that's coming up. >> very, very simple to do. so important. and also coming up, switching gear, we have the exclusive with the designer behind melania trump's inaugural ball gown. did you guys think she looked great? [ applause ] absolutely stunning. very fresh look and he's going to reveal what it was like working with her. she was very involved in every step of the design. >> a lot coming up. have to get some news. first amy has the morning rundown. good morning. the big story this morning, president trump's first monday in office got started with a visit by heavy hitters. new video in from the west wing showing the president meeting with ceo's from major companies. the president pledged to kutd taxes for businesses and the middle class. the white house is trying to move past the weekend which saw the press secretary ripping into reporters for crowd size. millions around the world took part in women's marches protesting president trump, organizers say there is much more to come.
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well now to the severe weather plaguing millions across the country. southern california bracing for more washout flooding and mud slides as one of the biggest storms in years winds down. in the south a tragic weekend, nearly 20 people are dead after 30 tornadoes tore across that region. these were the worst storms hitting georgia and mississippi and now a major coastal storm approaching the northeast, and abc's rob marciano is on the jersey shore with the latest on that. good morning, rob. >> hey, good morning, amy. winds really starting to crank now as this storm begins to wind itself up. the waves still pounding the shoreline, pretty much low tide now, and when high tide comes in there will be coasting flooding and here on the new jersey shore they are preparing for that. as they are in long island and eastern new england as well with winds gusting to 60 miles an hour. there will be some trees and power outages come this time tomorrow in a highly populated area so many people need to be prepared for the lights to go out. amy. >> all right, rob, thanks for keeping us updated. a new study showing one of the most preventable cancers, cervical cancer, is now taking a
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deadlier toll. experts reanalyzed the numbers and found the risk of dying from cervical cancer was much higher among women of color but found current screening recommendations are adequate. as always check with your doctor. new video this morning, look at this. 19 buildings demolished in just ten seconds in central china. the crew used five tons of explosives. the massive implosion was covered from several camera angles. the demolition cleared 37 acres for business development. and finally where does a 600-pound sea lion sleep? anywhere it wants to. and this one near seattle decided it was his civic duty to perch upon a honda. the owner wasn't sure what to do, floundered around tore a bit. the sea lion looked around perhaps fishing for a seal of approval but then went back to just lion around. back to you guys. >> four in four sentences. way to go, amy. >> thank you. >> it's just monday. thanks, amy. how about a little news that goes "pop," lara.
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>> all right. let's do it. yeah, we all know at the age of 39 tom brady is going to his seventh super bowl and that last night, yep, here he goes again, last night he tossed for 384 yards to lead the patriots to victory over the steelers. but the "pop news" investigative team has unearthed what may be the secret behind tom's winning ways. >> oh, boy. >> do tell. >> yes, listen up there, strahan. when seeking inspiration, tom turns to the little yellow ball, oh, yes, yes, he does. do not look at me like that. listen up. he posted this to instagram before sunday's game, a quote from the 1972 classic "the inner game of tennis." a book, by the way, that my doubles partner and i read twice that says in part, great music and art are said to arise from the quiet depths of the unconscious.
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so it is that the greatest efforts in sports, they come when the mind is as still as a glass lake. he's all about getting zen. that is called being in the zone. you're not looking like i believe you. >> my mind is in a zone of i got to hit him. >> that's the zone. >> we're on a different lake. mine got waves. >> you and everybody else. yeah, no, but that is being called being in the zone. now you get why he's got to be there, yeah. >> it's a classic. >> that book is a classic. you would agree to, it is about meditation. it's about getting your mind quiet so the rest of you can do the work. you -- >> you know how many people are like, i'm going to buy that book now. football players. if he uses it -- >> it's a good one. my game still stinks but the book is fantastic. also in "pop news," ready, the bellas, you know the bellas. robin, you do, of course, you're one of their co-stars. >> thank you very much. >> the bellas are back in business, rehearsal for "pitch perfect 3" has begun in atlanta but the barden bellas took a break from their movie prep to watch the falcons play the
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packers on sunday, and they couldn't resist getting a picture with their favorite hall of famer. ♪ you're going to miss me when i'm gone ♪ ah. [ applause ] >> you know, rebel, rebel, i saw rebel. she said, you know, michael, he is a great dancer. i told her i'm available but i do love the movies. >> the movies are so good. >> a lot of the packer players were in the last movie. >> yeah, i remember that. you reminded me of a great moment. i took the girls to see "pitch perfect 2" and the minute robin pops up, they both pop out of their seats. it's very exciting. >> robin has a pivotal role. >> put it that way, don't blink. >> a nice break from their dance rehearsal, they have been working hard, anna kendrick, hailee steinfeld, rebel wilson, the rest of the girls sharing pictures of themselves behind the scenes as they learn the new dance numbers. while we don't have much information on the story line, we do know good things come in threes. "pitch perfect 3" hits theaters on december 22nd.
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>> we'll be there. and finally, this is neat. one of america's greatest authors, mark twain, who has been gone for over 100 years is set to release a brand-new book. yes, it started at the university of california-berkeley. a researcher combing through the official mark twain archives found handwritten pages by the author. it turns out it was a bedtime story twain made up for his two daughters 104 years ago. the girls so loved this story he wrote down in his notes, unclear whether or not he had planned on publishing the story. it's about a hapless prince that eats a magical seed and can suddenly talk with animals. his estate decided it needed to be shared and sold it to doubleday and authors philip and erin stead finished the tale and illustrated it saying, no pressure there, trying to finish mark twain's work. they did it. "the purloining of prince oleomargarine" will be out in september. say that four times fast. i dare you. it is exciting.
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>> thank you, lara. >> great start to the week. >> thank you, robin. >> thank you. >> it is. a lot more coming up. we'll hear from the designer behind melania trump's white ball gown. and so many couples are caught in snore wars even though they say they don't snore, but 90 million americans, they do do it and dr. besser is here with great advice to finally get a good night's sleep. >> do you snore? >> i don't snore. "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by the fast, powerful cough relief of robitussin because it's never just a cough. ssin because it's never just a cough.
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welcome back to "good morning america." a closer look now at first lady melania trump's inauguration style and how she's putting the president's america first declaration to work through her fashion. we spoke exclusively to one designer who got to dress her over the weekend. take a look. [ playing "hail too the chief" ]
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melania trump's inaugural debut sending a clear message of style meets patriotism. fashion critics like vanessa friedman of "the new york times" praising mrs. trump's america first wardrobe for her to decision to wear only american designers during inauguration weekend like ralph lauren who created this pale blue ensemble for her to wear during friday's historic events. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> yeah. >> i love the blue ralph lauren. i know everyone is saying, oh, it's a copy of jackie kennedy. they both were wearing what was a modern take on a classic at the respective time. >> reporter: the list of american designers tasked with dressing the new first lady as diverse as talented. new york designer norisol ferrari created this military style jacket for mrs. trump to wear thursday during the wreath laying ceremony at arlington. later a shimmery gold gown from reem acra.
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and for the big finale this chic white ball gown that had everyone talking. the designer responsible, french born herve pierre who moved to the u.s. in the early '90s previously serving as creative director of carolina herrera. he worked with the first lady to create this stunning gown, the first made under his own name. pierre telling abc news exclusively that it was an honor to dress the first lady of my new country and that collaborating with mrs. trump was organic and easy because she knows about construction. she was very specific about the lines of the dress. it was an extraordinary project. a lot of positive feedback. who dressed the president? gresting brioni and trump ties. coming up, what to do if your partner is a snorer. dr. besser is here with some answers and solutions.
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back here on "good morning america," you know we're about to tell you some advice on how you can get your partner to stop snoring. i don't know. do you guys have partners that snore? oh, you do. it's okay, guys. i snore too so we're going to all want to hear that. my poor husband. but first i want to give you a
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good look at that storm in the northeast. if you're sticking around, it's about to get windy and rainy at the coast, 50 to 70-mile-per-hour gusts later on this evening. inland snow and coastal flooding. surf rising 8 to 12 feet and beach erosion could happen. we'll get those snoring tips. all three of us. that's the big picture. let's get a check clos good morning. we have a one on the storm impact scale. today, scattered thunderstorms possible throughout the afternoon. we'll look for the heavier downpours, hit or miss, throughout fremont, san jose and even the north bay, right through the evening hours. don't put away the umbrella yet. it'll be a cool afternoon. the accuweather seven-day forecast features sunshine tomorrow with warming temperatures throughout the week and into the weekend. you know how many people are thinking of ginger and snoring
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right now. they just have that image. >> it's probably cute. >> i'm sure it's adorable. now to our new series "snore wars," an estimated 90 million americans snore, and their partners lose one hour of sleep every night on average because of it. abc's paula faris, she knows about this all too well. john, your hubby -- >> yes. listen, i know i'm going to take some heat for throwing my husband under the bus. honey, you know i love you. doing this series has opened my eyes and ears, so to speak on the serious effects it can have on the snorer and snoree. my husband and i have been together for 20 years, and i think i realized why i have been so cranky all these years, secondhand snore syndrome. it is real and you may be suffering from it, as well. ♪ >> it's a challenge some nights. >> make sure i'm really good underneath the blankets. >> it's like an obnoxiously loud train that's constant and loud. >> reporter: three couples,
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three different cities, one common denominator. >> we've been married 47 years, and i've probably been snoring most of the time. >> reporter: actually make that four couples. unequivocally you snore. right, honey? in fact, some studies suggest that snoring gets in the way of marriages so much so, that one in six couples sleep in separate rooms. >> sometimes i got kicked from the bedroom to the couch. >> reporter: personally i haven't kicked my husband out yet, but i sure have kicked him. why? because you snore. admit it. will you please admit it? i the first step to healing. >> i don't -- i've never heard myself snore, so i don't believe that i snore. >> reporter: while easy to take lightly, snoring can affect relationships subtly and over time. >> some couples don't even realize that that sleep deprivation, increased irritability, sometimes even anger are being focused on this lack of quality sleep that's building up in the relationship. [ snoring ] >> reporter: and in some instances that loud rumble may
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be a sign of a more serious medical condition, sleep apnea. >> i would wake up and all of a sudden i knew that he wasn't breathing. >> reporter: so they turned to dr. ojile. >> it was clearly diagnosed and we put him on positive air pressure and he has done extremely well. >> we're able to sleep in the same bed now. >> i got less bruises on my side from getting elbowed. >> and paula is here along with our chief health and medical editor, dr. richard besser. you're a snorer. >> i am. >> i can just look -- >> you can spot it? >> you can spot it. >> i'm a snorer. >> we're doing a little survey online and a lot of people are responding because we're asking do you or somebody, your partner snore, so you can see right now 66 say no. 66% says no. >> see, that's part of the problem. people don't admit it. >> ah. >> even when you catch your spouse snoring, i had those secret audio files, he still didn't believe it. didn't believe it. he says i need video evidence.
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>> tell us what it's about. >> snoring is the noise that your body makes when air moves through narrowed airway passages. look at this. so, when you're lying on your back and you fall asleep, the muscle relax and the tissues come closer together and as the air comes through, there's vibration. that vibration causes the noise of snoring. >> and what have you done to help john with this? >> besides kick him. let me just say i don't want to mislead anybody. i can be disruptive in the middle of the night with tug-of-war with the covers and getting up at ungodly hours but with john specifically, he had a deviated septum so recently he had a septoplasty. we thought that would open up his airway. he's still snoring. i said i don't want to sleep in separate rooms. can you please explore whether or not you have sleep apnea and he agreed. >> yeah. >> because there are different reason, not just that reason. >> i think if someone is a big-time snorer, they should be evaluated for a condition that's treatable. the big one is something called obstructive sleep apnea. you're not only just snoring but
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air stops flowing. you're not getting enough oxygen in your system and it puts a train on your heart and can eventually lead to heart failure. if you're snoring and have any other symptom, so difficulty with daytime sleepiness, problems concentrating or gasping or choking at night, you'll want to see your doctor. they'll want to do a sleep study and see when you're snoring, does the air stop flowing. if it stops flowing there's treatment for you. >> if you think you have sleep apnea, do you want to check with your family doctor? john doesn't know where to start. >> start with your regular doctor and often they'll send you to a pulmonary doctor. >> give us some other suggestions. >> there are things that you can try. if you're a smoker, if you stop smoking that will cut down on your snoring. if you can lose weight, if you're overweight because that extra weight also puts increased tissue back there that narrows those airways and then limiting the amount of alcohol at night will help because alcohol relaxes those muscles and -- >> ding, ding. >> the last one, the last one is don't -- you want to sleep on your side or on your belly. because sleeping on your back --
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and on wednesday we'll give you a great tip for how to get somebody -- apart from my wife's elbow. >> we have to wait till wednesday? >> wednesday. >> that's what we call a tease. >> it's good, believe me. >> coming up a very special week as the great kindness challenge kicks off. jesse is searching for ways to spread joy. if you had just three words to tell us what gets you going to be your best every morning, what would those three words be? well, we want you to tell us. use your smartphone, shoot a video of yourself with your three-word inspirations and post it to instagram or twitter with the #my3wordsgma and you might just see your three words right here on "good morning america" sponsored by tropicana. "good morning america" sponsored by tropicana.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> good monday morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. let's head over to alexist smith. >> we still have this problem if you're traveling the benicia bridge and it's impacting 80 and 780. two left lanes blocked by a four-car crash for the last half hour. the good news is it show be clear any minute. it will take some time to recover once we get the lanes back open. >> meteorologist lisa argen will join us with t
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good morning to you. the atmosphere is pretty unstable. we'll continue to see showers rotate in. some pretty good downpours here around san mat yoerks 280. s'moreline avenue heading out over the bay. we're looking at this. san pablo bay, richmond, san rafael bridge. snow over the higher elevations. this will continue. we've got a flash flood watch in effect through this evening. >> we'll have another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes and always on our free abc 7 news app. you can join us for abc 7 mornings weekdays 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. a look from above at the city
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now. ♪ [ applause ] welcome back here. what a wonderful audience we have to kick off this new week. thank you very much for being here. >> yes. >> and i'm going to kick off our topics today. and i have a question. anybody go to any dinner parties this weekend? anything like that? no? have you ever been to -- you did? have you ever -- has anyone been to a dinner party? there we go. now, when you go to a dinner party, who's been asked to bring something or you volunteer to bring something. >> sure, wine or dessert. >> it's polite. george, what did you offer to bring? >> ali baked a cake. >> that's nice. >> that is very nice, so your wife brought something that represented the family. >> family, yes. >> there you go.
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>> you had to dig that home. didn't you? we didn't do well enough? >> "the daily mail" did this article and in this article, they asked people some of the nightmares of a dinner party. there were some who had to provide plates when they went to a dinner party. >> they were asked to bring plates? >> they were asked to bring plates to a dinner party. >> so they could then wash the plates and remove them. >> there you go. that's the next thing. >> unbelievable. >> there were people who were asked to wash dishes. >> oh. >> yes, you had to clean up so not only did you have to clean up. >> come on. this does not happen. >> they were cleaning up while the host/husband sat and ate the food and drank the champagne that they brought to the party. >> oh, wow. >> yes, and another one -- >> you're making this up. >> i'm not. and there's another one, another woman, she offered to bring bruschetta. she said, i'll bring 40 pieces, and the host said, well, that's not enough. you need at least 200. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> so -- >> you need a new circle of friends. >> what would you do if someone made a special request for you when you're doing something polite? would you go to the dinner party? >> wait. you mean you offered something and then they upped it? >> i don't know. >> probably say okay but it would just be weird. >> awkward. >> it would be awkward. >> i'm going to have a dinner party and -- [ applause ] yes. we're going to do a nice follow-up because i'm going to invite you guys and if ali is making a cake, i'll need three cakes. >> it's a good cake too. good cake. >> what kind? >> it's chocolate and coffee and rich frosting. it's really good. >> oh, yeah, i'm throwing a dinner party. but that's the moral of the story. be a good host. it's nice to invite people over, but also don't take advantage of people's generosity. >> right. >> as a host. there we go. >> moral of the story. >> moral of the story. we're going to stay on that theme of not taking advantage. it's kindness week right now,
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celebrating kindness in a big way as we've been talking about it, and so i want to throw this out there. what is the best random act of kindness any of you have ever either seen, heard about or experienced, anybody? >> wow. just so many. you hear they're going to get coffee and you don't have to pay because the person before you has already paid and goes on and on and on and little things like that. >> people were so kind to my mom just especially after my dad passed. the way the community around her took her under their wing, collectively, that was pretty amazing. >> my mom used to call them little angels that would do stuff like that. >> yeah, i love that. >> uh-huh. >> i think any time you give yourself to anyone in any way, even as simple as picking -- >> you go to every single table in here. isn't michael the nicest guy? [ applause ] >> you go to every table and talk to everybody. that really matters. it takes a second and it matters. >> making me blush. you can't tell, but i'm blushing. >> let's go over to jesse because you're talking about what's going on nationwide
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today. >> the great kindness challenge and there are millions of students across the country getting set to complete 500 million random acts of kindness this week. now, obviously this is something we just had to be a part of and i learned kindness, it's not just for kids. take a look. ♪ designed to be as simple as a smile, dance or just saying thank you. >> all: thank you. >> reporter: the great kindness challenge starts today. 10 million kids in 12,000 schools have signed up so far undertaking as many simple acts of kindness as they can. something anybody and i mean anybody can do. with me i have a list. simple acts of kindness. i'm about to go and perform a bunch of them. let's go spread the love. ♪ i missed a letter, but it's the thought that counts. first up, just saying good morning. good morning. how are you? good morning, guys. i like your shoes. good morning, america. see what i did there.
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next thanking some folks who truly deserve it. i just wanted to stop by and say thank you for always keeping us safe. >> sir, just really quickly, i just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work. >> you're welcome. >> after a quick sweep just doing my part, it was time to get creative. i decided i'm just going to draw a picture and just give it to somebody. hopefully it'll bring a smile to their face. i just wanted to draw you this and give this to you for the day. you can have it. hopefully it brings a smile to your face. i know what they really wanted. i'm giving away free pizza. dude, want some free 'za? get your hands dirty. it's okay. my final act of kindness is to tell somebody a joke at home. it's actually about pizza. you know what, it's too cheesy. and the awesome thing about this challenge is as you just saw anybody can do it including these students that are with us here from rockland county, new york. are you guys ready for the big challenge? >> all: yes! >> this is going to be great. you can go to our website to find a list of 50 simple ways to spread kindness. and the best part is, you don't have to stick to the
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list, guys, but can completely make up your own random acts of kindness and go online and show us them at #greatkindnesschallenge. >> great idea. >> how did that go when you were handing out the crayon drawn picture? >> it wasn't a picasso necessarily so it kind of got the thank you and just kind of quickly shuffled away. >> any suspicions on the pizza? >> it was good 'za. it was very good. >> were people scared to take it? >> i gave it to an argentinean family and uruguayan family. i think they were just happy to get new york city pizza. free 'za. i'm all in. i'm all in right away. >> you still call it 'za. >> i do. college habits die hard. >> you are embarrassed about that. >> what? >> using 'za. >> no, i'm not embarrassed about it at all. >> i got a challenge for everybody too. i want to kick this whole thing off. it's so simple and easy to do. everybody here in the you'd joe, everybody at home, you have to say good morning to 15
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different people each morning this week. it's easy, you're going to put on their smile. put a smile on your own face, it's free. it'll make you feel great. that's to kick it off. >> saying thank you to people who make our lives easier every day. >> makes them feel good. >> great job, jess. thank you, jesse. >> thank you. you really started it. >> great job, my man. >> because they rehearsed over and over again, can we have another big cheer from the kids one more time? [ cheers and applause ] fabulous. awesome. come on. >> they did a great job. >> everybody at home, coming up, one-on-one with viola davis as we kick off tgit. >> yes! >> how to get away with murder. [ applause ]
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back here on "good morning america," wonderful crowd. but she was just saying she's from florida. and she said it's cold. i said, oh, you wait until later when the wind starts going, poor thing has a flight she's going to try to get to. anyway, we good monday morning. we have a flash flood watch in effect for the entire bay area throughout the evening some heavy downpours will allow for some ponding on the roadways ano all right.n the roadways ano let's head back in to michael. all that was brought to you by
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mercedes-benz. >> all right, thank you, ginger. and it is tgit week, kids, and three of the biggest shows on tv are back this thursday night, and i had a chance to sit down with the star of "how to get away with murder," viola davis, and she was opening up about the sizzling season that's ahead and her winning turn in "fences" and what her mom is saying about the oscars. >> no! no! >> a lot of things have happened to your character annalise. she got arrested. >> yeah. >> house exploded. >> uh-huh. >> wes died. >> yeah. >> so please tell me things are going to get better. >> i'm waiting for it to get better. i'm like when does it get better? i want her to just do better. maybe go to therapy. just get better. >> this is just you and me talking, there are no cameras here. something you can tell me? a little spoiler alert? >> let me tell you something, it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
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>> we're under attack here. they asked for you. >> the relationship between annalise and wes was always central to the show and now he's gone. >> yeah, i have my fantasy that that's going to catapult her into kind of wanting the best for the rest of the keating five. >> viola davis. [ cheers and applause ] >> i also wanted to congratulate you. you just got a star on the walk of fame. >> that was pretty spectacular. to look at my family and the audience and my friends and to have meryl streep introduce me. >> she's possessed of a blazing incandescent talent. >> i just had a moment of seeing that little girl from central falls who just wanted a meal, who just wanted to have a house and a bed of her own, and i thought to myself, oh, my, god has blessed me. >> viola davis. >> and another thing to congratulate you on is your
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golden globe win. i loved about your speech you talked about your father and you talked about how this movie was his story, as well. >> he had a story and it deserved to be told. >> i feel that that's what is missing in general with films about people of color is exalting that everyday man. >> have you even thought about a possible oscar speech? >> uh, yeah, right now i'm working on trying to fit into that oscar dress because i know what it looks like but you know what, it would be a sweet moment because my mom called me today, she said, she wanted to go to the oscars. if you knew her, you'd know how shocking that is. most of the time she just wants to go to the track to play the slot machines. >> i don't blame her for that either. >> yeah. >> you know, i appreciate you talking to me and i just -- i
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just love saying how to get away with murder. i don't know how you do that. >> i don't know how i did it either. i'm like, why did i do it like that? >> how to get away with murder. >> i got to say it one more time. "how to get away with murder," it returns thursday at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc along with the rest of the tgit lineup. you don't want to miss that and, robin -- >> it's back. >> what do you got? >> it's back, tgit. i'm just sitting here hanging out with my dear friend kellyanne. we're having a bone broth diet. we've heard about its benefits. and now kellyann petrucci is back with her new book out called "dr. kellyanne's bone broth diet," tasty and healthy recipes. always good to see you. i start my morning and have for some time this. tell us about the health benefits. >> studies are showing bone
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broth is reducing inflammation. what that means is you get to look and feel a whole lot better and also it heals your gut and most people know we have a gut but you know that 80% to 90% of our immune system is in our gut. so we want our immune system to work for us. >> why not? and here's my favorite part. it helps you become what i call a natural fat burner, and that's because you are eating less carbs as you're sipping on this so you start burring fat, right? you know what comes -- >> very filling. >> this kind of fat, here, here, here, you know, those places we want it gone. >> where do we not want fat gone? >> where do we not want fat gone? >> chica, you're trying it. what do you think? >> it's really good. it smells delicious. but how does bone broth work? >> the bone broth diet works like this, two nonconsecutive days a week you're going to be sipping on broth, you're going to have a light meal about 7:00 at night. it's all in the book with 125 recipes, and the other five days of the week you're eating fat burning foods, they are
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delicious. you're going to see what foods they are. >> all right. i'm glad you asked that. should we go over and see some of these recipes. as i shimmy on down, because this is what it's chock-full of. because i do this but i have to say this, i haven't tried some of the recipes yet. this is so easy but this is a way of incorporating it into your diet. >> this is great. pork chili. >> pork chili. >> this is just some of the food you can have on this and it's super easy. you're going to put some peppers in a pan. peppers and mushrooms and, by the way, i thought through all of these, these are all fat burning foods. >> you say fat burning. >> fat burning, baby. i don't mess around. so, onions, all really tasty. everything is thought for to burn fat. a little bit of garlic, everything you need, peppers, everything that you need. you mix all that up. >> right. >> and then you want to stick in the pork. yes, you can still have pork on this diet. i promise you, this is going to fill you up in a way that you've never been filled up before and then again thinking this through i put cumin in here.
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why do we want cumin? because cumin, studies are showing us, it actually reduces inflammation. you want to lose weight, you got to get that inflammation out of your body. you got to get it out of your body. >> that is a different kind of chili. >> it's a different kind of chili. game day, anyone wants a good meal for game day. >> super bowl coming up. >> yes, we do. >> listen, 240 calories, it's $2.50 per serving. makes a whole lot. put this in a tupperware bowl and use it instead of one of the sugary meals that you have. i tell you, wait till you see the results. >> wonderful, but i want to move over here because we only have a little time left and karen pickus who is our wonderful house chef. >> karen, get over here. >> come over here, karen. you have a recipe in the book. >> what is this? >> this is what i call green soup. and it's bok choy and garlic and leeks. >> so you want bok choy in your diet because bok choy will give you fiber.
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why do we want fiber? it helps you feel fuller longer. you're not always on the food hunt and bok choy and leeks, vitamin c why do we want vitamin c? it helps you build collagen in your skin. you know that smooth skin, that's what does it. >> you get her wound up. you get her wound up and that's it. i'm telling you, she gets going. kellyann. get these recipes on our website. we'll be right back. we'rebut maybe we've had it wrong all along. maybe our most extraordinary moments happen when we feel small. princess cruises, come back new.
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♪ i won't give up no i won't give in ♪ we are back now with a big milestone on "gma." ten years of partnering with burlington and k.i.d.s. fashion delivers for our warm coats, warm hearts coat drive. take a look back at what you've helped accomplish. ♪ i won't give up >> donate. let's go. >> reporter: it's been ten years of coat collecting kindness, giving away countless
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comfy snuggly jackets to those who need them most all across the country. with the help of burlington, we launched in 2007, and over the years an unforgettable roll call of celebrities have chipped in like will smith. >> there's my coat. >> reporter: ryan seacrest who has donated every year. and we couldn't have done it without you, our "gma" viewers. >> i just collected my 500th coat. >> reporter: donating at your local burlington stores, sharing your acts of generosity on social media. >> my inspiration was people giving back to other people. >> reporter: we kicked off our big year in times square with a new box designed by contest winner 12-year-old danielle biondi who along with the goodwill rescue mission held a coat giveaway in plainfield, new jersey. >> everybody who came today is getting a coat. >> reporter: giving her community the gift of warmth. >> way to go. happy ten years. >> so, ten great years and now time for the big reveal. here to help us do that, wendy
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siskind from burlington and allan ellinger from k.i.d.s. fashion delivers and our volunteers who are all here in the studio on hand to help. wendy, it's been so great partnering with you at burlington all these years. talk to me about what it means to you all to do this. >> when we started this partnership ten years ago, burlington stores and "good morning america," i don't think we could have ever imagined collecting and distributing so many coats to those in need. >> it really is tremendous. and i want to share with everybody now the big number. we're going to get the latest number from our helpers, the total haul for this year after this week. are you ready? turn around, please. thank you. 147,911 coats, a tremendous haul and the numbers of coats collected over the last ten years, drum roll, please. there it is. 1,814,595 coats.
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an amazing achievement. we thank you, our viewers, for being so wonderful with your acts of kindness. [ cheers and applause ] all about the kindness. we'll be right back, everybody.
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nobody does oscar like "gma." then wednesday, michael, kerry and a side of "scandal" outsiders never get to see. >> tgit is coming to "gma." >> it's going to be scandalous. >> oh. >> looking forward to that but right now we want to thank wendy and allan for helping with our coat drive. thank you, guys, also burlington, the disney volunteers and these great folks from what about the children in brooklyn and other charities you can find at our website. we thank you all. have a great day.
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. lisa argen is in for mike nicco. >> we have a thunderstorm out over the bay right now. just about to push out between the done barton and san mateo bridges. then we're looking at more scattered showers and upper elevation snow around mt. hamilton. cold, unstable. scattered showers quit throughout the day today. then we're dry after that. >> i'll take it from here. sky 7 are over highway 37 in the novato area where we still have that full closure between 101 and atherton. that's a vehicle stranded out there in the middle of 37. i'm not actually sure how long that one has been out there. but looking at how much water is there, it could be days before 37 is back open.
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>> time for live with kelly. i'll be back at 11:00 a.m. for the mid >> announcer: it's "live with kelly!" today from the new series "24: legacy", jimmy smits. and "supergirl" actress melissa benoist. and the star of "quantico" ," priyanka chopra. and anderson cooper joins kelly at the desk. all next on "live" ." and now, here are kelly ripa and anderson cooper! [cheering and applauding] ♪ ♪

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