Skip to main content

tv   Good Morning America Weekend Edition  ABC  March 12, 2017 7:00am-8:01am PDT

7:00 am
good morning, america. this morning, bracing for a blizzard. storm watches are up in the northeast. if you thought we were done with scenes like this, think again. the south getting socked with snow. right now. team coverage of this late winter blast. a major and dangerous storm. white house fence jumper. the serious security breach and intruder scaling a perimeter fence. making his way to the south portico doors, near the first family's east wing residence before he was caught. >> the secret service did a fantastic job. it was a troubled person. >> what the agents say they found inside his backpack. not going quietly. the high-profile u.s. attorney in new york, preet bharara, refusing to step down, as donald trump clears house.
7:01 am
tweeting i didn't resign moments ago, i was fired. confident of his job security just months ago. >> i agreed to stay on. >> did something change? or were signals crossed? and the phone call from the white house and why he didn't call them back. and it is selection sunday. the kickoff to march madness with the first pairings announced. who will be the king of the court? who's going to be the cinderella story? all the expert help you need for a winning bracket. happy selection sunday, everybody. welcome to the show. thanks for joining us. you have already lost an hour of sleep because of daylight savings time. many of you are waking up to the news that a possible blizzard is on its way. yes, spring is just eight days away, a week from tomorrow. we're not quite out of the woods. >> many of us are having a "say it ain't so" moment with one rob marciano.
7:02 am
who has been showing us maps like this one. we have winter storm warnings in the middle of the country. a blizzard watch in much of the northeast. >> still uncertainty about how bad it will be. millions of people are in the path of what could be a significant and even crippling nor'easter. it's already snowing in charlotte, north carolina. the roads there are treacherous. you can see from this accident just captured from our local affiliate. >> and the peach trees covered in white. we have got team coverage this morning. eva pilgrim is in central park. first, to rob. right here in the studio. hey, rob. >> hey, good morning, guys. a warm february seems like a distant memory. march has come in with some serious madness. the snow across the south a precursor for what is to come. half the country under winter weather alerts. nearly 100 million people impacted by this. winter storm warnings for the upper midwest. that's the first part of the storm. the cold air down across the south. that sets the stage. and this blizzard watch up since yesterday afternoon for parts of new york and boston.
7:03 am
that is significant. that disturbance. this disturbance will come together for a big old mess. covering it all is eva pilgrim in new york city. hi, eva. >> reporter: good morning, rob. we just got snow. central park is still covered. already, mother nature is sending in the next wave. more snow is headed our way. this morning, more than half the nation under winter weather alerts as two storm systems collide. overnight, the southeast reeling from the march storm, several inches falling. snowfall blanketing downtown asheville, north carolina. in tennessee, salt trucks trying to stay on top of the accumulation. bad visibility making for dangerous driving conditions as temperatures plummet. and in michigan. >> uh-oh. >> reporter: nearly 200,000 people still without power. following wednesday's storm. crews working around the clock with the midwest expecting heavy snowfall tonight. all of this just a taste of
7:04 am
what's to come for millions across the northeast. a major winter storm forming. a blizzard watch in effect from new york to boston. in case you didn't know, it is cold and it's only going to get colder. for now, we sit and wait as the system moves in our direction. rob? >> all right, eva. yeah, wind chills below zero in many places in the northeast. that cold air. one of the ingredients, chicago, minneapolis, you'll be first to get it tonight into tomorrow morning. a bit of a bad rush hour. three to six inches in spots. chicago has had pretty much no snow this winter. so you're going to get some to start things off with this one. then by tonight, it gets into d.c., tomorrow night, i should say. into washington, d.c. you're right on the cusp of the heavier snow. but here we go. tuesday morning, a big mess. philly, new york, hartford. in through boston. the winds are going to be kicking as well. blowing snow that will reduce visibility. 30, 40 miles an hour. coastal flooding as well. should be out of here by tuesday night.
7:05 am
no picnic behind that. potentially looks like five to ten inches near d.c. 10 to 15 from philly up to boston. a sliver of 15 in spots. a high-impact event for sure. paula? >> i thought the deal was when rob is delivering bad news like this we made him do it from outside. why is he inside? >> exactly. why are you inside today? >> they cut me break. i don't know what to tell you. we have to roll up our sleeves. we have to dig into the forecast, guys. >> let's get the bosses on the horn. >> we'll check in with you in a little bit. a significant security breach at the white house. the secret service arresting a man who climbed a fence and tried to make it in the residence with the president inside. gloria riviera has more. on the accused intruder and the backpack he was carrying. gloria, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula. this was the first serious security breach at the white house since president trump took office. the alert level was raised to orange.
7:06 am
one of the highest levels. according to court documents, when white house police confronted the alleged intruder on the grounds and asked him, how did you get here? he said, simply, i jumped the fence. this morning, authorities are investigating how an alleged intruder made it on to white house grounds when the president was inside. it was 11:38 p.m. friday night when police say jonathan tran scaled the fence heading for the south portico doors, not far from the east wing where the first family's residence is located. court documents say an officer spotted tran who said, i am a friend of the president's. i have an appointment. they found in his backpack two cans of mace, a book by the president. and a letter to trump. in that letter, tran allegedly mentioning russian hackers. the president was briefed on the incident after it happened and
7:07 am
praised the secret service. >> secret service did a fantastic job. it was a troubled person. it was very sad. >> reporter: held in federal custody without bail, tran now facing possible charges of illegal entry while carrying a dangerous weapon. other infamous white house breaches include this man in 2014, carrying a knife, sprinting towards the white house. >> get back, get back! >> reporter: successfully making it all the way inside the east wing before being stopped. he was charged with one federal count of entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon. eventually pleading guilty to both charges. this is not trump's first encounter with an overzealous supporter. just last year this man scaling his way up trump tower using suction cups. later telling police he simply wanted to schedule a meeting with then-candidate donald trump. stephen rogata was charged with first degree reckless endangerment and third degree criminal trespassing. he pled guilty. there are plans to boost
7:08 am
security by raising the height of the fence. that is set to be completed next year. >> gloria, thank you. the other big story involving the trump administration this morning. the bizarre standoff with a prominent federal prosecutor. u.s. attorney preet bharara refused a request from the justice department to step down and then he tweeted he got fired. david wright is in washington with more. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. even if this is the first time you're hearing his name, you have definitely heard of preet bharara's job. this is the most prominent prosecutor in the country. it's giuliani's old job. if you watch the show "billions," it's paul giamatti's character. if there were ever a case where the alleged crime scene was trump tower, this would be the guy most likely to try it. not many prosecutors get the cover of "time" magazine. but that's preet bharara in 2012. the headline, this man is busting wall street. back in november, the president-elect summoned the fiercely independent prosecutor to trump tower and asked him to stay.
7:09 am
>> we had a good meeting. i said i would absolutely consider staying on. i've agreed to stay on. i have spoken to senator sessions. >> reporter: not anymore. on friday, the attorney general asked for resignation letters from all 46 federal prosecutors who were obama-era holdovers. bharara refused. he tweeted, i didn't step down. i was fired. abc news learned there were crossed signals. sources say bharara received a voice mail thursday from the white house asking him to call back and speak with the president. no reason given. bharara believed speaking with the president would violate doj protocols and he contacted the attorney general's office instead and told the white house he could not speak to the president. the white house declined to comment on the phone call. sessions' decision to clean house came just one day after trump loyalist sean hannity called for a purge. >> for weeks, we have been warning you about the deep state
7:10 am
obama-era holdovers who are hell bent on destroying president trump. tonight, it's time for the trump white house to purge. before it's too late. >> reporter: other presidents have installed their own prosecutors, too. one big difference is that the trump justice department is already embroiled in controversy. investigating russian meddling in the election. including allegations trump campaign officials may have colluded. the attorney general himself is under scrutiny. >> therefore, i have recused myself in the matters that deal with the trump campaign. >> reporter: as we say, it's not uncommon for an administration to put their own prosecutors in at the justice department. what is odd is the timing. an abrupt order on a friday afternoon after promises were apparently given. amidst everything else going on at the trump justice department. dan? >> a lot to talk about here. thank you for your reporting.
7:11 am
let's bring in george stephanopoulos, who will host "this week" later this morning. good morning, sir. do we think it's possible that the trump administration made in move after watching sean hannity on fox? >> timing is curious. go to david's point right there. president clinton fired all 93 u.s. attorneys back in march of 1993. fired all the holdovers from bush. this is -- this has happened before. no question about that. but the timing is curious. the phone call from the white house is curious. was the president calling to say, hey, i made a promise to you, i'm not going to keep it? was he giving him a heads up? we don't know because bharara rightly did not call back. it comes after two days after bharara was petitions by independent groups to look into the trump administration. just a question right there but bottom line, the fact that presidents want their own u.s. attorneys in there is routine. >> the deadline tomorrow that is set for the wiretapping claims. how do you expect the trump
7:12 am
administration to respond? >> james comey asked him to come out a week ago and say there is no evidence, that the president was wrong. we'll see if they exceed to the request. from the top members of the house intelligence committee. even if they don't, here's the key date. march 20th, a week from monday, when james comey is scheduled to come up and testify in public before the house and the intelligence committee. i think if the justice department doesn't come out before then, you'll see james comey give the statement that he believes to be true, that there was no wire-tapping by president obama. >> the other piece of business which is the repeal and replace of obamacare. what's the status? of the legislation and how big a fight is it going to be? >> it's taking a lot of fire. from conservatives, liberals, from the aarp, doctors, hospitals, nurses. it's gone through two key house committees so far. a lot depends on what happens. something expected to happen tomorrow at the congressional budget office.
7:13 am
which is the nonpartisan group inside the congress which assesses how much bills cost. what kind of effect they'll have, the health care bill will have on coverage for people who now have health insurance coverage. if that assessment comes out and shows several million people will lose their coverage under obamacare, that the costs will increase over time, i think that could significantly slow down the legislation. you have key senators, one of them coming on the program this morning, tom cotton. republican of arkansas saying, even if this bill passes the house, it has no chance in the senate. >> the trump administration is already raising questions about the people crunching the numbers that are coming out tomorrow. so it's a complicated situation to say the least. >> sure is. >> thank you, george. a reminder, george has a big show this morning. one on one with the white house budget director mick mulvaney. and republican senator tom cotton on the battle over health care. and congressman adam schiff and elijah cummings. all coming up on "this week" right here on abc. let's send things over to ron claiborne for a look at the
7:14 am
other headlines. did you get enough sleep last night? >> no. did you? >> never. >> that's how it goes. we begin with news from overseas in syria where syrian president bashar al assad has called u.s. forces in his country invaders. adding he hasn't seen anything concrete, his words, yet, in donald trump's vow to make the battle against isis a priority. he made the comments in an interview with chinese television. currently about 500 u.s. forces are deployed in syria in support on the campaign against the islamic state. in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a 3-year-old girl died in a house fire that investigators say was started when a hoverboard was being recharged and it overheated and exploded. two other girls in the house at the time and a firefighter were air-lifted to the hospital. all three in critical condition. new video from just released documentary shows michael brown, the black teen fatally shot by a white police officer in ferguson, missouri, two years ago at a convenience store
7:15 am
earlier that day. the new video appears to show a transaction of some kind between brown and the store clerk. previous video appeared to show him stealing cigarettes from the store. before he was confronted by the police officer who shot him provoking days of racial unrest in ferguson. a grand jury declined to indict officer wilson. and joni sledge, the founding member of the group sister sledge, has died. the driving force in the group best known for "we are family" and the disco jam, "greatest dancer." sledge and her sister, debbie, kim, and kathy formed the group in their hometown of philadelphia back in 1971. joni sledge was 60 years old. in california, we're getting a first look at the small trail that firefighters and volunteers have been using to carry supplies to nearly 500 residents stranded in coastal big sur. because the only bridge in and out of that area is damaged beyond repair. the pfeiffer canyon bridge crumbled last month, leaving
7:16 am
people without access to grocery stores or public services. the bridge is set to be demolished tomorrow. it will take a year to build a new one. and finally, six flags over georgia is naming a ride for new england patriots. >> oh. >> they're doing this because they lost a super bowl bet, like rob lost to me. >> and still hasn't paid up. >> at the sister theme park in new england. i still owe rob. georgia bet on the atlanta falcons. remember that game. the 240-foot swing ride will be called the patriots sky screamer. in addition, new england clam chowder will be dished out at the park on opening weekend. >> guaranteed nobody is going to ride that ride. >> never. >> and nobody is going to eat chowder. >> right. >> that's much more painful than the m & ms i owe you for losing the bet. >> that wasn't the bet. >> you still haven't paid up? >> we have a running tally. >> i think i'm down a few m&m's right? >> you owe us because the weather is cold.
7:17 am
i thought you had something to do with it. >> your fault. >> at some point, you have to pay the piper. we had a mild winter. that's what we're doing now. across the south and across asheville, north carolina, where the snow is falling. a couple of inches on the ground. places like nashville saw snow. arkansas saw snow yesterday. and, this is a precursor of what is to come. here's nashville. yeah, the tulips. you hear about the daffodils in central park. the tulips, later bloomers, they're already up in nashville. snow accumulated there. this will hit charlotte, columbia, then it's out of here before the next one comes in. if you need warm thoughts, the desert southwest getting to near 90 degrees in phoenix. 94 in palm springs. 88 in l.a. that's it. a quick check on the national good sunrise.
7:18 am
60s and 70s early part of the week and then increasing cloud cover. headed to the coast, light sea breeze, 62 half moon bay and the rest of the bay will feature more low to mid-70s. 7 day forecast, cooler with clouds mid week. >> that is the latest weather report. this is the time of year when men and women of all ages will get sick and find themselves in front of the television because of march madness. tony reali here to break it down. >> i don't know if they're getting sick. i think they become sick when they realize the games are on thursday, and friday, and saturday, and sunday. >> the only cure is to get wings at the pub. >> i have the perfect bracket right here. >> that's the perfect bracket? >> it says paula on it. it's blank. but at this moment, you're the only pick i'm making, paula. let's talk brackets here. >> that is a losing bracket. first and foremost, selection sunday. one of our favorite days for
7:19 am
college basketball. dan, you can chime in in a second with analysis. >> yeah. >> you're guaranteeing a winning bracket. and we're talking about bubbles. >> like i tell francesca, my 2-year-old, there are no bubbles now. after we've done it for an hour. and we're, like, three inches deep in suds. there are no bubbles this year, more than any other year in recent memories. syracuse, maybe tense moments this afternoon. southern california. outside of that, it goes back to the favorites from last year. you remember last year? villanova, one of the greatest shots of all time to win the national championship. this is my favorite part. coach jay wright, one of the greatest reactions of all time. >> look at that. >> yep, bang. no big deal here. villanova coming in hot. they're a lock for the one seed. i like arizona, after winning the pac-12. gonzaga. kentucky at duke. it will be interesting to see who gets the last one seed there. >> everybody likes cinderellas. some have already punched their ticket to the ball.
7:20 am
some find out later when the brackets are released. who are your picks? >> how does southern methodist university sound to you? when you write it out, it looks like smu. they're hot right now. vermont, do you know what a catamount is? >> it's a cat. >> on a mount. exactly. you're good. the blue raiders from the middle of tennessee. not just the middle of tennessee. and northwestern, the first time in 77 years in the tournament, rob, you know this. >> first time ever. >> first time ever for northwestern. they want in. they want to make some noise. >> you're not a numbers guy. what are the odds of a perfect bracket? >> i'm not a numbers guy. i was a stats boy on tv for about 16 years. 1 in 9 quintillion. that's the chances of a perfect bracket. that's 18 zeros. but since i just gave you the favorites and the cinderellas, it's much easier. maybe 1 in 7 billion. >> this perfect bracket prediction from tony reali. go to "around the horn's" twitter account listening to him
7:21 am
singing luther vandross. "one shining moment." >> i can't sing luther. >> back to brackets, i'm an expert here. i pick on whose jerseys i like better, whose mascot i like better. that's the way, right? >> everybody check out the tournament challenge marathon. 24 hours of straight coverage on espn starting monday at 7:00. thank you, tony. for the tips. >> no problem. coming up on "gma," a couple accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill both of their exes. what investigators say was behind their alleged plot. and the illusionist criss angel rushed to the hospital after a stunt goes wrong on stage. during a show in vegas. what happened and how he's doing this morning. keep it here on "gma." i heard superheroes read chucks norris comics.d you.
7:22 am
i heard at night, the boogeyman checks under the bed for chuck. i heard cats say they have chuck-like reflexes. do you think he's still got it? i bet you a buck he catches this salt shaker. you're on! hey! chuck! you owe me a buck. you can't always see what's coming but when you choose unitedhealthcare, finding an in-network doctor that's close to home is easy. so what happened? i had lunch with chuck norris. ♪ unitedhealthcare. or is it your allergy pills? holding you back break through your allergies.
7:23 am
introducing flonase sensimist. more complete allergy relief in a gentle mist you may not even notice. using unique mistpro technology, new flonase sensimist delivers a gentle mist to help block six key inflammatory substances that cause your symptoms. most allergy pills only block one. and six is greater than one. break through your allergies. new flonase sensimist. ♪ shake up your routine with a completely new way to clean. new colgate total advanced health mouthwash. shake to activate a powerful cleaning action that removes twenty four times more bacteria. improve the health of your mouth with new colgate total advanced health mouthwash. shake to clean. i'm not a customer, but i'm calling about that credit scorecard. give it. sure! it's free for everyone.
7:24 am
oh! well that's nice! and checking your score won't hurt your credit. oh! i'm so proud of you. well thank you. free at at discover.com/creditscorecard, even if you're not a customer. you may know what it's like to deal with high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high and works less when your blood sugar is low, because it works by enhancing your body's own ability to lower blood sugar. plus januvia, by itself, is not likely to cause weight gain or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). januvia should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis. serious side effects can happen, including pancreatitis
7:25 am
which may be severe and lead to death. stop taking januvia and call your doctor right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area which may be pancreatitis. tell your doctor right away and stop taking januvia if you have an allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, or affects your breathing or causes rash or hives. kidney problems sometimes requiring dialysis have been reported. some people may develop severe joint pain. call your doctor if this happens. using januvia with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. to reduce the risk, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of the sulfonylurea or insulin. your doctor may do blood tests before and during treatment to check your kidneys. if you have kidney problems a lower dose may be prescribed. side effects may include upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and headache. for help lowering your blood sugar talk to your doctor about januvia.
7:26 am
7:27 am
i we worked with pg&eof to save energy because wenie. wanted to help the school. they would put these signs on the door to let the teacher know you didn't cut off the light. the teachers, they would call us the energy patrol. so they would be like, here they come, turn off your lights! those three young ladies were teaching the whole school about energy efficiency. we actually saved $50,000. and that's just one school, two semesters, three girls. together, we're building a better california. good morning. i'm carolyn tyler. developing news out of the east bay. oakland police are investigating the shooting that has left one man dead. it happened last night just before 9:00 on 60th street between dover and mlk jr. way. police say the man died at the hospital. no word yet on any suspects.
7:28 am
let's get a check of the accuweather forecast. >> and you don't want to miss this, check it out. our sunrise just a few moments ago, isn't this gorgeous? we have temperatures in the 40s and 50s, but fog in napa and san jose. 45 in half moon bay. get set for another beautiful day with 60s and 70s. numbers well above average. and we'll be looking at this pattern to stick around tomorrow in about to tuesday and then changes, cooler conditions with clouds come wednesday. thank you, lisa. thank you for joining us. the news continues with gma.
7:29 am
7:30 am
welcome back to "gma" on this sunday. happening right now, justice department shakeup. the attorney general cleaning house. asking 46 federal prosecutors to resign. removing nearly all obama appointees. not uncommon. but new york's preet bharara refusing to step down. this morning, saying he was fired instead. also happening right now. they're calling him a hero. a quick-thinking police officer in maryland saved an entire sleeping family. he used his baton to break windows while yelling, wake up, the house is on fire. his actions allowed the entire family of six to escape this burning home unharmed. and on a lighter note, going green. chicago celebrating st. patrick's day with the early dye job. they say the tradition dates back to 1961. it's completely environmentally safe.
7:31 am
vendors along the river walk serve irish-themed food and beverages. as part of the festivities. st. paddy's day is not technically until friday. a lot of people celebrate early. my son's preschool had a party on friday. and he came home and promptly smacked me with a shillelagh. >> that was nice. >> he's a 2-year-old. >> and chicago, quite a city. it's quite a sight when they dye the chicago river. it's pretty spectacular. also coming up, look at the this. criss angel, known for pulling off this stunt. something went wrong on stage when he performed it the other night in las vegas. that is him hanging upsidedown in a straight jacket. what he's telling fans. first, the couple accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill their exes. >> turns out the man they wanted for the job wasn't who they thought he was. and abc's kenneth moton is here with more. good morning, kenneth.
7:32 am
>> reporter: good morning, paula and dan. police in houston say the suspects went as far as to plan out how they wanted their exes to, quote, be taken care of. the person they thought was a hit man was an undercover cop. a surprising murder for hire plot stopped by police. >> it's always baffling when people who appear to have a well-to-do existence go out of their way to do something heinous. >> reporter: a well-known texas veterinarian and her boyfriend allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill both of their exes. >> unusual to find a person concerned about animals and less concerned about humans, i guess. >> reporter: but police say the would-be killers, 48-year-old valerie mcdaniel and 39-year-old leon jacob unknowingly asked an undercover cop to do their dirty work. the accusation, grounds for a judge to deny mcdaniel bond on saturday. >> she indicated that she wanted her -- her ex-husband taken care of. >> reporter: prosecutors say the officer posed as a hit man and set up meetings with the two,
7:33 am
recording conversations where they offered $10,000 each for the murders of mcdaniel's and jacob's former lovers. police staged a murder scene to prove the hit was done before arresting the couple. >> i think they have been very helpful in providing evidence to the police against themselves. >> reporter: mcdaniel had recently ended a custody battle with her former husband. her boyfriend, jacob, was recently charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend. and wanted her dead to keep them from testifying against them. in court documents, she accused him of stalking her and striking her in the face. >> mr. jacob, we know, was concerned about the testimony. at one point he even offered if his ex-girlfriend were restrained to do it himself by injecting her with potassium. >> reporter: neither suspect has entered a police and no response for comment. they have been charged with soliciting capital murder
7:34 am
they're due back in court tomorrow. dan? paula? >> a wild story. we should say, kenneth, welcome to "gma." you've been reporting for abc news digital for awhile. we welcome you and extend an invite to come back. if you decide you want to >> tomorrow? next weekend? when do you want me? >> whenever. all the time. >> you'll see pretty quickly that it's pretty weird around here. >> seven days a week. "gma." thank you. speaking of a well established member of the "gma" family, though he's on probation this morning because he's giving us bad news, let's get it to rob who is talking about the incoming possible blizzard. >> i don't remember that kind of welcome when i first arrived. paula. you don't get that every day, kenneth so i want you to embrace that. i'm the odd man out here. not the most popular man in town after the february we had. we have a setup of three things. this could be a weather headline not just of this weekend but potentially, this entire winter. cold air in place across northeast canada. driving freezing temperatures to deep south. by the way big-time damage to some of the fruit trees down there that are already blooming. developing low with the southern
7:35 am
jet. this disturbance. in the northern jet. that was a pacific northwest storm that will get into chicago in the morning. tomorrow morning with rain over the green river there. cleveland, d.c. by monday. and then by tuesday morning, when we're starting to crank things up with wind and snow. the exact track of this still in question. that will determine these exact numbers. a good chance of seeing from 5 to 15 inches of snow from d.c. all the way up through boston. certainly a high-impact event as will be the next rainstorm coming into the 60s >> uh-oh. somebody's got the giggles. >> this weather report is brought to you by -- progressive. paula? >> what happened there? did paula say something to you?
7:36 am
>> she asked me a question. it threw me. something about elmo. and there we are. >> she's done it to me many times. many times. here's what's coming up on "good morning america." the scare for criss angel. something went wrong while the illusionist was performing a stunt in las vegas. why he had to cancel the show. and it's elmo time. when he speaks, adele listens. the story ahead in "pop news." what does elmo say, rob? >> i have no idea. ♪ la, la, la,la, elmo's here you know the song, right, dan? >> it's time for a commercial. see ya. go, go! [ rock music playing ] have fun with your replaced windows. run away! [ grunts ] leave him! leave him! [ music continues ] brick and mortar, what?! [ music continues ] [ tires screech ] [ laughs ] [ doorbell rings ] when you bundle home and auto insurance with progressive, you get more than a big discount. that's what you get for bundling home and auto! jamie! you get sneaky-good coverage. thanks.
7:37 am
we're gonna live forever! you get sneaky-good coverage. thanks. oh, it's going good.going? yeah, it's going great. this is my jam. yeah? what is that? what? what is that? the moment you realize the gardening gene skipped a generation. at lowe's, our grow together planting system takes the guess work out of creating a beautiful yard. all projects have a starting point. start with lowe's. hey, it looks good huh? not bad. now get 5 bags of premium mulch and garden soil for $10 at the lowe's "refresh your outdoors event". ♪ that's why i use excedrin.n hold because of a headache. it has two pain fighters plus a booster and for some, headache relief starts in just 15 minutes. now moments lost to headaches are moments gained with excedrin. [heartbeat] i just want to find a used car start at the new carfax.com show me used trucks with one owner. pretty cool. [laughs] ah... ahem... show me the carfax. start your used car search at the all-new carfax.com.
7:38 am
good is in every blue diamond almond. and once good gets going, there's no stopping it. blue diamond almonds. get your good going.
7:39 am
no more. we don't want anymore! keep calm. the price you see is the price you pay, unlike cable. at&t internet. speeds up to 45megs for $30 a month.
7:40 am
[crying] ahhhhhhhhhh! the price you see is the price you pay, unlike cable. >> all: good morning, america! >> and that's criss angel, just hours ago, saying good morning, america. looking a lot better overnight. back on the vegas stage for his show, "mindfreak live." >> there was a bit of a different scene the night before, when an accident forced the illusionist to cancel the show and get rushed to the hospital. marci gonzalez joining us with details this morning. hey, marci. >> reporter: hi, dan and paula. yeah. it was clear to the audience it was not part of the show. the world famous magician was in the middle of one of his most dangerous acts when he suddenly stopped moving.
7:41 am
despite a trip to the emergency room, he was soon back at it again. overnight, criss angel dangling high above the stage in las vegas. >> no! >> reporter: performing a precarious escape just one day after the same stunt sent him to the hospital. >> he's spinning very fast. he's flailing his arms and his legs. trying to do everything he can to wriggle free. >> reporter: his well known straight jacket escape. a feat he's performed many times over the years including on "oprah." >> you're at 30 seconds, criss. 30 seconds. >> reporter: hoisted up by his ankles. his arms bound if a straight jacket, angel spins and this rashes his way to freedom. but on friday -- >> he kind of went limp. >> reporter: angel losing consciousness while suspended in midair. >> he seemed to stop trying to escape. >> reporter: instead of lowering himself to a victorious bow, the man behind "mindfreak" was rushed to the hospital.
7:42 am
in a written statement his team telling abc news he was evaluated and released and is grateful for the outpouring of love and concern from his fans around the world. in 2015, it was angel rushing to the rescue. scrambling onstage during a live show to save his protege, spencer horsman from a water torture tank. >> as soon as i went up there and saw his eyes, i could tell it wasn't part of the show. >> reporter: one of a number of close calls magicians have faced. this weekend's scare did not stop criss angel. he performed the trick at both performances last night. so confident, he had his 2-year-old son in the audience. >> wow, a resilient guy. a tough way to make a living to say the least. marci, thank you very much. coming up here on "gma," tips for parents as we approach spring break. how to make sure couped up kids don't drive you crazy. great advice on what to do and where to go. after that, it's "pop news." keep it here. crazy. great advice on what to do and where to go. after that, it's "pop news."
7:43 am
keep it here. t here. you may have gum problems and could be on the journey to much worse. help stop the journey of gum disease. try new parodontax toothpaste. it's clinically proven to remove plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums. for healthy gums, and strong teeth. leave bleeding gums behind. new parodontax toothpaste. [car[clicking of ignition]rt] uh-- wha-- woof! eeh-- woof! wuh-- [silence] [engine roars to life] [dog howls] ♪ dramatic opera music swells from radio ♪ [howling continues]
7:44 am
[ female announcer ] the magic begins when jif fresh roasts peanuts to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy. it can even bring a kid out of her shell. that's why choosy moms choose jif.
7:45 am
7:46 am
♪ ♪ it is spring break season. that means lots of parents are trying to figure out how to entertain the kids. let's bring in abc news lifestyle editor and author of "the happiest mom you know" genevieve brown. thank you so much for coming in. we really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> i have a 2-year-old around the house. what is your advice to parents with younger kids? >> so, the kids who are in school, it's tempting to schedule every activity. there's good reason to let them chill. kids have more on their plate than ever. you may want to take them outside, you may want to stay close to home, have family movie night. a great way to hit the reset button. >> i've been trying to get him to do chores. it's not working out. >> no, 2-year-olds are a little
7:47 am
early right? >> i'm giving him six more months. then he's out. what about teenagers? >> they're going on spring break trips earlier and earlier. think about a volunteer vacation. cross cultural solutions. projects abroad. they can work with kids. healthy environment. kids should have a say in what they're doing. ultimately, it's the parents' decision of course. >> that's interesting. give them a global education. many families use spring break to get some travel in. how ambitious should parents be when planning a big trip? >> you don't want to come back more stressed than when you left. you want to make sure you're relaxed, the family is bonded. even if you're going a destination that has it all, you don't need to do it all. if you're going to orlando or paris, just let everybody in the family pick one thing that they want to accomplish. make the best effort to get that done. and you don't have to get caught up in things you have to do. if you want to go to rome, you hate museums, you can eat your way through the city instead. it's completely fine. >> i have done that. >> yes, me, too. >> thank you for coming on. lots of really useful advice. we really appreciate it.
7:48 am
"pop news" is next. keep it here. useful advice. we really appreciate it. "pop news" is next. keep it here. does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of patients had a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. in fact, 4 out of 10 even achieved completely clear skin. do not use if you are allergic to taltz. before starting you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you are being treated for an infection or have symptoms. or if you have received a vaccine or plan to. inflammatory bowel disease can happen with taltz. including worsening of symptoms. serious allergic reactions can occur. now's your chance at completely clear skin.
7:49 am
just ask your doctor about taltz. now's your chance at completely clear skin. true radiance comes from within. new radiant toothpaste by colgate optic white. whitens teeth both inside and out. for a radiant, whiter smile. be radiant by colgate optic white. so i thought it might be time to talk about a financial strategy. you mean pay him back? so let's start talking about your long-term goals. knowing your future is about more than just you. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. whfight back fastts, with tums smoothies. it starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. ♪ tum -tum -tum -tum smoothies! only from tums
7:50 am
look at you, saving money on your medicare part d prescriptions. at walgreens we make it easy for you to seize the day by helping you get more out of life and medicare part d. now with zero-dollar copays on select plans... ...and rewards points on all prescriptions, walgreens has you covered. so drop by and seize the savings! walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
7:51 am
you said you wanted to feel better about your cereal. general mills big g cereals hear you. that's why we say "yes" to whole grains as our first ingredient. and "no way" to high fructose corn syrup. ♪ in every honey nut "o". every lucky charms spoonful. and every cinnamon toast crunch square. ♪ you can feel good about general mills big g cereals.
7:52 am
♪ having trouble because i'm just finishing the bacon that paula so kindly brought to the set for me. >> you're welcome, work husband. >> thank you. time for "pop news." >> should i take it from here? you want me to take it from here? okay. we're going to start off with the kids' choice awards. it happened last night. the slime was gushing. demi lovato took the stage to introduce her new movie. >> oh, my gosh. >> it wasn't coral for long. she was coated in the green goo. >> looks like she got some in her mouth. >> this is a good thing, by the way. it's a good thing to get slimed. and she wasn't the only one. kevin hart got slimed during his acceptance speech. he was being named favorite villain for playing snowball. in "the secret life of pets."
7:53 am
>> that's great movie, by the way. he does a great job. >> host john cena slimed the whole crowd before then sliming himself as well. other winners included "fuller house." they won best family tv show. fifth harmony won for music group. male singer, shawn mendes. female singer, selena gomez. i tried to convince the producers to let me slime you. they were in, the cleanup crew fought it. >> how much would you pay to see that? >> the crew has my back. >> that would be a good "gma" fundraiser. >> i think so, too. >> let's move on to the next story. >> slime him. it's not a bad idea. get ready to feel old, everybody. because monday marks the 25th anniversary of "my cousin vinny." it took 25 years, but the production team is revealing new details about marissa tomei's famous courtroom scene. >> chevy didn't make a 327 in '55. the 327 didn't come out until 1962. it was offered in '64. however -- >> those memorable moments when
7:54 am
her character just expertly rattles off the automotive knowledge in the middle of the courtroom. it almost didn't happen. the screen writer says the studio originally wanted to cut tomei's character from the movie. >> what? >> no way. >> they intended to give the lines about the cars to pesci's character, vinny. the screenwriter persisted. the rest, of course, is oscar history. would have been interesting to give him the biological clock is ticking like this line. it would have been a little more complicated. i used to have a long island accent. i lost it when i got into broadcasting. when i get angry, there it is. >> show us. >> talk to my mother. she'll tell you all about it. >> strong. >> that's frightening. >> i don't want to talk about it anymore. >> that's frightening. what about some coffee talk? can you do coffee talk? >> paula jumped back in her -- fizzily jumped back in her seat. my husband does the same thing. >> oh, my gosh. and forget about charles in charge. we now have charlotte in charge. duchess kate is apparently
7:55 am
revealing telling details about the royal household. a fellow mother said kate confided in her that charlotte is growing up fast and rules the roost. never mind that she lives with two future kings. it's apparently little charlotte wearing the pants in the family. maybe taking notes from her grandma, queen elizabeth. that hasn't led to too much sibling rivalry. she and her brother, prince george, are said to be very good friends. and finally, a match made in celebrity heaven. adele and elmo. or as we like to call them, adelemo. it all started -- so elmo went on a television show in australia. and announced a wish. >> elmo loves you with all of elmo's heart. elmo wants to sing with you. wherever you are. elmo will fly there. >> adele was in australia. and elmo posted the results on instagram with this caption saying, she made elmo's dreams come true. how cool is that. >> all right. in the remaining ten seconds.
7:56 am
can you say in a long island accept thank you for watching "gma," we'll see you all next weekend. >> thank you for catching "gma." we'll see you all next weekend. have a great day, everybody. >> that's incredible. for catching "gma." we'll see you all next weekend. have a great day, everybody. >> that's incredible. you're invited to a community conference to show the support to keep the silver and black in oakland. organizers say there will be plenty of speakers ranging from community leaders to forger rfo
7:57 am
raiders. and they plan to discuss the new development at the coliseum site. today's conference is at 11:30. happening today, san francisco's mission district kicks offer off the first of eight sunday streets activities for w. free activities for the whole family. you're encouraged to walk or bike. valencia will be closed off for this event which runs from 11:00 to 4:00 this afternoon. the weather should be beautiful. here is lisa. you're right, good morning to you. here is live doppler 7, less fog in san francisco this morning. but we do have it in the south bay. check out mountain view and san jose, anywhere from a quarter mile to three quarters of a mile. highway 82 it 237. north bay, a quarter mile
7:58 am
visibili visibility. 46 in half moon bay and for mt. tam, a little low cloud deck. 41 santa rosa, 51 in concord. so nts would be long until we're in the 60s by noontime. afternoon highs 3:00, looking at low 70s for frefremont, morgan l 72, and accuweather 7 day forecast, even warmer tomorrow through tuesday, cooler with clouds on wednesday. >> looking good. thank you. thank you for
7:59 am
8:00 am
starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> this is the time we're going the get it done. >> the art of the deal. president trump facing a house divided over health care. >> this is the chance and the best and only chance we're going to get. >> it looks to me like obamacare light. >> a critical test just one day away. what will the new plan cost? who will it cover? and more than a week after claiming president obama tapped trump tower, where's the proof? >> if there is no evidence that any wiretapping took place, will the president apologize? >> let's not get ahead of ourselves. >> still no evidence of the explosive allegations. and both sides of the aisle demanding answers. tough questions ahead for the white house's point man on health care. the republican s

173 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on