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good morning, america. breaking overnight, president trump's new warning about north korea. >> we could end up having a major, major conflict with north korea. >> as tensions with the region hit a tipping point. and the clock ticks toward a possible government shutdown. the president now revealing what surprised him most as he approaches 100 days in office. >> this is more work than my previous life. i thought it would be easier. the new interview overnight. tornado alert. nine reported twisters tearing through the south, ripping apart homes. and right now a new threat moving in as the center of the country braces for a dangerous storm system, bringing flooding and half foot of snow. the first phone call from jail. what the former teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old
student told his estranged wife from behind bars. the emotional new interview and what she said when he apologized. and caught on camera, the terrifying moment the jeep flips over and over on the interstate. rolling across cars in rush hour traffic. the driver ejected. the miraculous moment he walked away. you want to see that again, michael? >> yeah, it's amazing. >> can we show that jeep flipping? and he got up. >> look at that. amazing. >> a very lucky man. >> yes, indeed.>> a very lucky . >> yes, indeed. good morning, america. george has the morning off. happy friday to everybody. the revealing interview coming up with the president from last night. >> he said his life has changed so much in ways he didn't necessarily expect. while of course he was never used to having a lot of privacy,
because he says he has been famous for a really long time, this level of a lack of privacy is something he never expected. >> he reveals what he misses the most. it's going to surprise a lot of people. it's driving. i never pictured donald trump driving. >> no, neither did i. >> i pictured him in the back of a big limo. >> we're going to have more on that and of course we're tracking a lot of big stories for you this morning. just one day to go before president trump reaches the milestone first 100 days in office. congress has until midnight to strike a deal and avoid a government shutdown. overnight, republicans decided to hold off on a health care vote. president trump heads south this afternoon to address the nra. he'll be the first president to speak to the gun lobby group since president reagan, some 34 years ago. >> we'll have much more on that in just a bit, but first, to our chief global affairs anchor martha raddatz for the latest on president trump's tough talk on north korea. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. tensions are already so high with north korea and this fiery rhetoric ramps it up even higher. overnight, a jaw-dropping statement from the president.
>> well, there's a -- there's a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with north korea. absolutely. >> reporter: the comments coming just one day after the president and his top national security advisers briefed congress on the tense situation, calling north korea an urgent national security threat. on wednesday, admiral harry harris, the commander of u.s. pacific command, suggested placing ground-based missile intercepters in hawaii. >> kim jong-un is clearly in a position to threaten hawaii today. >> reporter: a u.s. military strike on north korea could put american allies, japan and south korea, as well as u.s. forces in the area at risk of a retaliatory response. from north korean forces. when asked if the president trump considered north korean leader kim jong-un to be
ration rational, the president saying, i hope he's rational, noting that kim jong-un took over the regime at a young age. saying, he's 27 years old. his father dies, took over a regime. so say what you want, but that is not easy, especially at that age. president trump saying of the crisis in north korea, we would love to solve things diplomatically. but it's very difficult. secretary of state rex tillerson and defense secretary james mattis earlier issuing a joint statement saying, we remain open to negotiations toward that goal. however, we remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies. the goal, of course, to pressure north korea to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic missile program, as north korea prepares for what could be yet another nuclear test. robin? >> thank you, martha. as the president closes in on the milestone 100 days in office, he's not only facing rising tensions with north korea, but also challenges he did not expect in office.
our senior white house correspondent, cecilia vega with those details for us from washington. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hi, robin, good morning to you. the president is reflecting back on his life before he moved into the white house here. 99 days in, and now an admission this morning, this job is a lot harder than he thought it would be. >> i loved my previous life. i had so many things going. this is more work than in my previous life. i thought it would be easier. >> reporter: on the eve of his 100th day, president trump making the admission in the reuters interview. he's kicking off his milestone with an historic visit, speaking in front of a friendly audience. >> you gun owners better get out there and vote, i'll tell you. you better get out. >> reporter: the president appearing at the nra's annual meeting in atlanta on the campaign trail. >> we're going to save your second amendment, which is under siege. as you know, the nra endorsed me with the earliest endorsement they've ever given. >> reporter: but as the president takes center stage, he is keeping quiet about new questions involving his former
national security adviser's ties to russia. >> any regrets about michael flynn? >> thank you very much. >> reporter: the pentagon's top watchdog examining whether lieutenant general mike flynn broke the law, telling congress, it has initiated an investigation about whether flynn failed to obtain required approval before accepting thousands of dollars in business from a foreign government. those payments including $45,000 flynn in moscow in 2015. president trump later firing flynn in part because he failed to fully disclose his ties to russia. democrats releasing this letter from the military showing the year before flynn's trip to russia, he was specifically warned foreign compensation requires advanced approval. democrats sounding the alarm, accusing the white house of a coverup. questioning why the trump administration won't turn over
flynn's hiring documents. >> it makes the american people think the white house has something to hide. >> reporter: the white house pushing back. >> i was, frankly, taken back by his comments today because they're frankly not true. >> reporter: now, sean spicer was asked if he is comfortable with the vetting flynn received before the president named him his national security adviser. whether maybe the administration missed any red flags. spicer's response, it was the obama administration that was responsible for flynn's most recent background check. robin. >> all right, cecilia, thank you. amy? joining us now is the attorney general of the united states, jeff sessions. thank you for joining us. as we just heard, national security advisor michael flynn under investigation by the defense department for accepting those foreign payments. will the justice department be investigating, as well? >> well, they'll do their responsibility, whatever that is, and what we always do. i'm not involved in that investigation, and don't participate in it, and i don't know anything about it.
>> you have recused yourself from investigating anything involving the presidential campaign. you would not also be involved in anything regarding michael flynn. >> i don't expect to, no. yes. >> you're a key member of the national security team obviously. do you have concerns about how members of your team, including michael flynn, were vetted before accepting this position? >> michael flynn is not part of my team. he was part of the white house adviser on the national security issues. we need to do a good job of vetting that. that's a complex issue. i'm not sure anyone can be expected to find that. >> are you comfortable with the level of vetting that was done? >> i'm comfortable that they're working hard to do vetting. it's obvious, oftentimes, you don't catch everything. there might be a problem. i don't know the facts of the case. maybe there's an explanation for it. >> you're going to long island to speak about violent crime and gangs. tell us what the purpose of your visit is, and what your message will be. >> we see this ms-13 gang that
has been involved in that area as a national threat, really. it's grown dramatically. it now has 10,000 members in the united states. it's being organized and led from el salvador, from prison, actually. they're sending a lot of money back. they're prostituting girls as young as 12. they're using extortion and murder. we're going to go after them. they can be defeated. >> you're expected to be greeted in long island by some protesters. new york assemblyman phil ramos says that the issues around gangs are complex and that making this a part of the debate about immigration, quote, this is an attempt by the trump administration and mr. sessions to justify their belief that immigrants are people who intrinsically have a propensity for violence. what's your response to that? >> immigrants are great for america. we admit 1.1 million a year every year legally. that's the system we have and we believe in and will support.
but persons do not have the right to enter the country illegally, and if they commit crimes, they should be tried and convicted like anyone else, and then deported as the law requires. that's what we're talking about. enforcing the law fairly and objectively and we're targeting the criminal element first. >> mr. ramos says you're implying that the fact that you're an undocumented immigrant makes you more likely to commit a crime. do you believe that? >> what i'm saying is we're going to tell the truth. the truth is many of the people involves in gangs today, and much of the drugs being distributed in america today are being distributed by illegal aliens. they're coming mostly from mexico. many of these gangs now are central american gangs. many of them did come as -- unaccompanied minors. that does appear to be the case. >> you said you're here to tell the truth, so you believe the truth is that if you're an
undocumented immigrant you're more like to to be a criminal? >> amy, i didn't say that. >> i was just trying to let you clarify. >> what i'm saying is that those who are here unlawfully, many of them are undocumented aliens who commit crimes, should be tried like anyone else, and deported. >> tomorrow is president trump's 100th day in office. in an interview on thursday, he said, i loved my previous life. i had so many things going. this is more work than my in my previous life. i thought it would be easier. you're coming up on your 100th day as attorney general. you were sworn in. how does the reality of your job compare with the expectations of it? is it harder, easier, same? >> that's a good question. it's been a seven day a week job. 12 hours a day. but really interesting and fun. we've got some great people in the department of justice with high ideals. we're going to reduce the criminal crime in america. we're going to focus on protecting american civil rights. we're going to end the lawlessness and immigration, and
i think we can do that, and i think we'll make american people proud. that will be our goal. >> all right, attorney general jeff sessions, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you, amy. >> thank you, amy. now to the threat of a shutdown on capitol hill. congress trying to reach a deal to keep the government running. before the midnight deadline. our congressional correspondent, mary bruce, has more on the last-minute negotiations. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. after a lot of back and forth, lawmakers this morning are expected to approve a spending measure to keep the lights on, but not for long. it's a one-week fix to buy more time for negotiators to work on a broader deal. democrats had threatened to block the short-term measure if republicans pushed for a vote on health care. after a late-night huddle here on the hill, it's clear the republicans don't have the support to get this done. house speaker paul ryan says until they have the votes, there will be no vote on health care. that means the president will hit the 100th day without a single major legislative victory. >> what do republicans have to
do to get a new health care reform passed? >> now that the conservatives have backed this latest bill, the political pressure is on the moderates. some of the concessions made to get conservative support is giving them cause for concern. the question now is what comes next and whether republicans can strike that balance to push this over the finish line. right now, it goes to show how divided the republican party is. >> all right, mary, thank you. now to the pope's big trip. pope francis heading to egypt this morning amid heightened security to visit christian and muslim communities after the recent terror attacks. our chief foreign correspondent terry moran is in the ground there in cairo. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, amy. pope francis was told by vatican security that in coming here he was taking a real risk. but here he is. but he's coming anyway because he wants to seize this opportunity, so cairo right now is on lockdown. tens of thousands of security personnel fanned out across the
city. but the threat of violence is very real. three weeks ago, two horrific bombings, isis taking credit. pope francis has decided he will hold on open air mass. part of his message, solidarity and he wants to express brotherhood across the lines in egypt and the middle east. amy? >> thank you, terry. also overseas, british authorities say they have foiled an attack plot after arresting six suspects during a dramatic raid in north london overnight. they fired tear gas into a home, and shot a female suspect before making those arrests. details of the alleged plot have not been released. the raid was not related to an arrest of a man carrying knives outside british parliament thursday. he is being held on terror charges this morning. authorities say he was known to
police and was being monitored before his arrest. back here in this country, arkansas has executed its fourth inmate in the last eight days. kenneth williams was convicted of murdering a college cheerleader and a former corrections officer. the aclu claims he struggled during the lethal injection o r overnight and is now demanding an investigation. state officials say they were forced to schedule a series of executions before one of their lethal injection drugs expires on sunday. michael? thank you, amy, and now to a major development from united airlines. united airlines, reached an settle with dr. david dao, the passenger who was violently removed from a flight. alex perez has the details from chicago. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. it's been 18 days since this ordeal began and the video went viral. united is hoping this settlement will help put this episode behind them. after the dramatic video of dr. david dao being dragged off a flight to chicago -- >> oh, my god!
>> reporter: this morning, united airlines and the 69-year-old dao announcing they have reached a settlement. the terms not disclosed. >> oh, my god, look what you did to him! >> reporter: less than three weeks ago, april 9th, o'hare airport officers forced dao off an oversold flight to make room for employees. he suffered a concussion, a broken nose, and lost two teeth. united ceo oscar munoz criticized for his initial response. >> do you think he's at fault in any way? >> no, he can't be. >> reporter: now, issuing yet another apology thursday. >> sorry doesn't go nearly far enough to address the shocking way one of our passengers was treated that day, and for our response that followed. >> reporter: united's response a ten-point policy change, including increasing the amount an agent can offer a passenger for their seat to $10,000. other airlines also feeling the heat. american called out after an
altercation between a flight attendant and a mom of two over a stroller, leaving her in tears. >> just give me back my stroller, please. >> reporter: and delta under fire after this newly released video of passenger kima hamilton being kicked off his flight to atlanta april 18th. >> i'm not really clear on why i'm being asked to leave the plane. >> reporter: for going to the bathroom while the plane was in line waiting to take off. in the middle of all this passenger backlash, a big announcement from southwest airlines. a big policy change. the airline saying they will no longer overbook flights. michael? >> thank you, alex. i'm sure everybody is happy to have this behind them. it was a big night for texas a & m's myles garrett. he was the first overall pick in the nfl draft, going to the cleveland browns. it went down in philly last night. there was one person who wasn't or may not have been having the time of his life. nfl commissioner roger goodell was booed for almost a minute when he took to the podium.
if you ever wondered what that felt like, listen to this. [ crowd booing ] >> come on, philly. come on. there you go. >> now those 70,000 philly fans, they booed the commissioner all night. every time he stepped up there, they booed him. the city hosted the draft for the first time since 1961. we have something on a sweeter note out of the nfl draft. check out this moment. denver broncos draft pick garett bolles held up his son, kingston. i got to say he was the sharpest dresser. >> look at the shoes. >> i gotta say, for the commissioner, or anybody, if you're not booed in philly, they don't care. >> those fans are committed. >> my favorite place i ever played in because of that. >> you remember that well. >> absolutely. to ginger now. possible tornado damage in the south? >> yeah. by the way, that's called passion, right, michael? >> absolutely. >> nine reported tornadoes.
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happy friday, it is 7:23. we are following developing news out of martinez where police are still negotiating with an armed murder suspect nearly 12 hours after this standoff started. authorities say the man shot and killed a woman in walnut creek yesterday. police think they did know each other. let's see what your friday traffic is like with alexis. >> we are still in recovery mode here for b.a.r.t. we still have a 20-minute delay systemwide and that started with that disabled train around lake merritt station around 5:00 this morning. those delays are starting to improve but they are still there. we're pretty light, friday light on the roads. southbound 680 filling in just a bit through walnut creek but overall lighter than average so
when you step outside, let me tell you it's a little cooler than yesterday. you have to wait until the afternoon for the warmth, i promise it's coming. we're in the mid-40s to mid-50s, mainly mid-50s by 9:00. look at the temperatures soar to 60 at the coast and low 70s inland. we are just beginning. look at this weekend, even warmer with the warmest weather ahead of us. tuesday and wednesday 70s at the coast, 80s around the bay and even possibly for the first time this year 90s inland, reggie. >> all right, mike, thank you. coming up, the wife of a tennessee teacher is talking about his arrest and their relationship now. that's next on "gma." another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes. we're leaving you this morning with a live look from santa cruz where i'm sure there will be a
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and a major new storm system is moving into the middle of the country bringing everything from flash flooding to snow. texas with a chance of a tornado today. first in this half hour, the new interview with the estranged wife of tad cummins, the former tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a student. his wife is now revealing what he told her from behind bars. abc's kayna whitworth has the story. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: robin, good morning. jill cummins telling "inside edition," he told her he loves her. begged for forgiveness. but admitted to sleeping with the 15-year-old. and now jill cummins says she can't bring herself to answer any more of his phone calls. >> he said i love you. i said, i'm sorry. i'm not going to say that back. >> reporter: jill cummins, the wife of the tennessee teacher who stands accused of kidnapping his former student and having an inappropriate relationship, speaking out about their first emotional phone call exclusively with "inside edition."
>> it was hard. it was very hard. to hear his voice. after all this time. not knowing if i was ever going to hear it again. he told me he was sorry. he told me he loved me. and please forgive him. >> reporter: jill revealing she filed for divorce after 31 years of marriage after finding out what she feared most was true. >> i said, did you sleep with her? he said, yes, i did. i didn't want any details. >> reporter: the 50-year-old science teacher behind bars in california after leading law enforcement on a month-long, cross-country journey. taking 15-year-old elizabeth thomas through nine states before being captured in this remote cabin in california. >> he'll face a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years, quite possibly longer. >> reporter: court documents reveal his original plan was to take the victim south of the border to mexico and beyond. even getting a small water craft and conducting a test run to cross into mexico across the water from san diego. instead, cummins eluding
authorities for 39 days, by changing the appearance of his suv, disabling his gps and paying for items with cash. elizabeth's father saying his daughter's appearance changed during the ordeal. >> she had lost some weight, for sure. he had not been feeding her well as he should have. she said they were eating flowers and things. >> reporter: now, this morning, cummins' soon-to-be ex-wife saying their relationship is over. >> i won't let him hurt me like that again. i will not let him betray me like that ever again. i won't give him the opportunity ever again. >> reporter: "inside edition" will release more of that interview today. as for tad cummins, he's behind bars in california, facing both state and federal charges. he has not entered a plea. elizabeth is spending time with her family and a trauma team. her father saying she has good and bad days. they're expecting a long journey of healing. robin? >> i'm sure. kayna, thank you, and our chief legal analyst, dan abrams, is here.
how will this interview possibly impact the case? >> i think the authorities are looking for as many possible charges to levy against him as possible. and this one could add the potential for statutory rape. one of the wrinkles here is that in tennessee law, to get a kidnapping charge, if someone is over the age of 12, which she was, you need force or coercion. basically, the law in tennessee reads as if someone over the age of 12 can leave home. now, there are also federal charges in place. there are some arguments about why that shouldn't apply. i can assure you the tennessee authorities and federal authorities would like to see as many other charges as possible. >> what about marital privilege? >> the spousal privilege, as you point out, could apply. meaning that the husband, the defendant could say, i don't want her to be allowed to testify. we had a communication here in confidence. the problem is once she discloses that conversation publicly as she did in this interview, it's no longer
considered a confidential communication, and therefore, the spousal privilege probably wouldn't apply in this case. >> a lot of charges here. california, back where they're from, also the federal charges. >> i think there will be extradition to tennessee. i think the federal charges will be critical here. crossing state lines. again, i think this wrinkle in the tennessee kidnapping law, they think they can get around it. but the fact that you also then have the potential for federal charges, are you also have the possibility of additional charges, i think all of this makes the authorities feel a lot more comfortable than just having to rely on that tennessee law. >> thank you, dan. have a good weekend. amy? coming up next, the highs and lows of president trump's first 100 days in office. and what he didn't expect.
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administration so far. >> i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear. [ crowd chanting ] >> hundreds of thousands coming out to march. >> all the way back to the washington monument. >> the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. period. >> sean spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that. but the point really is -- >> wait a minute. alternative facts? >> the fbi is investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. >> i have nothing to do with russia. i told you. i have no deals there. i have no anything. >> if the president puts russian salad dressing tonight on his salad, somehow that's a russian connection. >> yesterday, we all made donald trump the 45th president of the united states. hooray, we did it. >> will american taxpayers pay for the wall? >> ultimately, it will come out of what is happening with mexico.
we'll be starting those negotiations relatively soon. >> those people who are in this country and pose a threat to our public safety or have committed a crime will be the first to go. >> what about the others who aren't? they're watching this fearful right now. >> no hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here. >> a judge has just blocked our executive order on travel and refugees. >> they're bad dudes coming in here. bad hombres. bad boys. bad boys, whatcha gonna do? >> wiretap covers a lot of different things. >> have you seen any evidence that president obama ordered an illegal wiretap of president trump? >> george, no, i haven't. >> this is fake news. >> the press should be ashamed of themselves. >> please stop shaking your head again. >> when i say rocky start i mean it in the sense of "rocky" the movie because i came out here to punch you, okay? and also, i don't talk so good. >> further consideration of
hr-1268 is postponed. >> obamacare is the law of the land. it will remain the law of the land until it's replaced. >> the nomination of neil m. gorsuch is confirmed. >> i'm a fair judge. >> mike flynn is a fine person. and i asked for his resignation. he respectfully gave it. >> any chance ivanka might have an office in the white house? >> we'll have to see what happens. >> go buy ivanka's stuff. i'm going to give a free commercial here. >> kellyanne's been counseled. >> trump is back on social media, tweeting again. >> overnight, the president tweeted. >> now the president has weighed in on twitter. >> any message for north korea? >> gotta behave. >> let's get right to the breaking news overnight. president trump's military strike on syria. >> tonight, i call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in syria. i don't think that there is a presidential period of time in the first 100 days where anyone's done nearly what we have been able to do.
>> our political consultant matthew dowd joins us now from austin, texas. 99 days in, and a lot has happened after watching that. what has been trump's worst moment so far? >> i would say the low point of his presidency was the saturday morning in march when he got up in the morning and sent a series of tweets, falsely accusing the former president, president obama, of wiretapping. that had to be, for a president, this president, probably the lowest point so far. >> but did nothing much to the people who voted for him with those new polls coming out. pretty interesting. what has been his best moment so far? >> when you look at this president, when he put his hand on the bible and took the oath of office, from most polls, he's drifted down ever since. in one sense, that's the high point. i would say, his nomination. and then being able to secure neil gorsuch to the supreme court. it's a big deal. he'll probably be on the supreme court for 30 years. in my view, that's probably the most significant point so far of his presidency.
>> we heard president trump last night saying the job is harder than he thought it would be. what does he need to do going forward? >> well, you know, we're at the end of the 100 days. the 100 days is a sprint. the presidency is marathon. he has to prepare himself for that. i would forget about the first 100 days we have just gone through, and concentrate on the next 1,000 days. presidents are usually defined by a crisis. he needs to get the situation room ready. he needs to know who's in those chairs that's going to make the decision. just like john f. kennedy in the cuban missile crisis, presidents are fundamentally defined by response to crisis. so that is what i would concentrate on if i were donald trump. >> matt dowd, thanks so much. we appreciate it. >> great to be here. >> michael? >> thank you, amy. coming up on our big board, amazon's new tool to help you pick the perfect outfit. but is it a threat to your privacy? that's the big question. plus, why millions are watching this heineken ad and comparing it to the pepsi one. talk about that when we come back in two minutes. n two minutes.
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when this man is here, donny deutsch, at the table. cannot wait to talk to you about that story. >> yeah, excited. >> first we're going to start with amazon's alexa. it's getting a makeover. we know the virtual tool can hear you, but now she'll be able to see you. no problem here, right? the new echo look. it acts as a virtual fashion assistant using a built-in wi-fi camera to give style advice. it's sparking major privacy concerns, as you can imagine. becky worley joins us now. i don't know if alexa would want me to wear these slippers that i have on right now. maybe i need it. can you explain the purpose behind this? >> this is a device squarely aimed at women. fashion forward women. the camera connects with your smartphone. it gives you a realtime rear view when you turn your back to it. amazon has created a sophisticated device that
answers the question, does my butt look big in these pants? you can snap selfies of your outfits. catalog them. it has an algorithm that compares two outfits and decides what looks better. maybe not those slippers. amazon has given no release date for the product yet. my prediction, once it's out, virtual try-ons of clothing. imagine you snap a picture with jeans and a sweater. amazon super imposes a purse that matches your outfit. amazon, always helping you buy more from amazon. >> a lot of privacy advocates out there say there are a lot of red flags about this device. they don't know what amazon will do with the pictures or even how this camera works. have they explained that? >> they have. the privacy concerns are real. the amazon echo has a microphone that's always on listening for commands. amazon says the new-look camera is only on when you manually turn it on. come on, a camera in your bedroom or closet? can you say hacker bait?
also, you're giving amazon a lot of information. what's your skin color, your measurements? are you pregnant? they say they will not sell that information to third party marketers. but, robin, you're the most stylish person i know, are you switching over to this device and deandre is out of the job? your stylist? >> no, i'll stick with deandre. he's giving me a hard time about the slippers. i'll change when i go upstairs. >> i'm surprised at the sexism on "gma." this is not just for women who want to know what their butts look like. >> donny, do you want to speak out? >> michael and i could use this. >> don't throw me in there. thank you, becky. donny, you're here because we're going to talk about this heineken, their pull off on politics. on the heels of the controversial kendall jenner ad by pepsi. the beer giant is trying to succeed where pepsi didn't. releasing its own politically charged commercial, a four-minute social experiment bringing together people with opposing social views. we're going to look at it right now.
>> feminism today is man-hating. >> i would describe myself a feminist 100%. >> people have their own voice. >> that's not right. you can't, you're a man. be a man. or you're a female, be a female. let me help you. >> attention, please now stand to watch a short film. >> feminism today is definitely an excuse for man-hating. transgender, it is very odd. >> i am -- a daughter. a wife. i am transgender. >> you now have a choice. you may go or you can stay and discuss your differences over a beer. >> yeah, beer and discuss. >> i've been brought up in a way where, everything's black and white. but life isn't black and white. [ laughter ] >> i got chills. >> pretty powerful. very powerful. this is part of a broader marketing campaign.
what is heineken trying to do? do you think it's effective? >> bravo. to your point, i was watching everybody in the studio. they are mesmerized. this contrasts with pepsi. there's a thing now called commercials with a conscience. that is the zeitgeist. every advertiser wants to plug into what is now pop culture, and that's politics, and pepsi did it wrong. they said, give pepsi to a police officer, and he won't get in a fight with a black lives matter protester. versus heineken who is displaying this message, hey, we're not so different. to see that, i literally got chills, but they don't overplay their hand. it's not, like, heineken is solving the problem. they had them building a bar together. then there was a reason. sit down, talk it over. marvelous message. they did not overplay their hand. >> that's why it's so effective. and the big difference between the two. >> pepsi was laughable to say that a soft drink is going to solve a problem. this was done with such a deft touch. it's a beautiful message.
as an ad guy, i very rarely see ads that have a true impact on who we are and how we behave. great ads hold up. every parent should show this to their child. >> i agree.an ad. this is an important piece of communication. >> maybe it's the future of advertising. >> it's a four-minute ad. you go on, you see it. it just focuses on that we have more in common than not. so why don't we put more attention on that. thank you, donny. coming up, a parenting alert about the family who took their popular youtube videos so far. the authorities got involved. come on back. concert series is brought to you by belvita's breakfast biscuits. the delicious way to fuel your morning. automatically guides nsors series is brought to you by belvita's breakfast biscuits. the delicious way to fuel your morning. concert series is brought to you by belvita's breakfast biscuits. the delicious way to fuel your morning. series is brought to you by belvita's breakfast biscuits. the delicious way to fuel your morning. 3-stage cleaning system agitates,
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good morning, i'm reggie aq aqui. it's 7:56. john muir elementary school in martinez is going to be closed today because of that nearby standoff that is entering its 13th hour. police are still negotiating with the murder suspect who they believe shot and killed a woman he knew to walnut creek yesterday. again, just to repeat, john muir elementary school will be closed today. let's check out our weather situation with mike nicco. >> it's coolest right now in vallejo and san ramon at 46. 58 the warm spot in oakland. good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what's going to happen as far as our temperatures are going. it seems like my computer is frozen, but what's going to happen, 60s at the coast, 70s for the rest of us, 70s, 80s and 90s next week. taking a look at the roads, we still have a mass transit issue here so if you're riding b.a.r.t., we've got a 20-minute
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. tipping point? president trump with a new warning about north korea. saying the u.s. could absolutely have a major conflict with the good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. tipping point? president trump with a new warning about north korea. saying the u.s. could absolutely have a major conflict with the country. as tensions escalate with the rogue nation. and the clock is ticking toward the possible government shutdown. can congress make a deal before midnight? parenting alert. how this family took youtube to such extremes that the police got involved. >> i'm ashamed. this started out as family fun. >> these popular videos. showing their kids crying and acting out. the parents claim the kids were in on it, and now a big apology, and why the parents say they really did it. ♪ oh, behave. "austin powers," 20 years later, what mike myers is saying right now about that international man
of mystery. ♪ i keep on believing and get ready for lea michele, anything's possible. >> and -- >> they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america! nicely done. [ cheers and applause ] good morning. okay. love you all. really loving that hat right there. that is a great look. happy friday. great to have you here with us. >> everybody knows this theme song. cue the music. ♪ [ the theme from "austin powers" ] >> the reason we have it playing, not just because it's friday. it's been 20 years since "austin powers" came into our lives. now mike myers is revealing what could be ahead for one of our favorite movie characters. >> oh, behave.
i love it. >> one of the sayings that i love so much. >> magma. >> yes, thank you, robin. >> i know who saw that more than once. >> i can't believe it's been 20 years. >> 20 years. and possibly some good news ahead. i'll tell you about it in "pop news." first to tom llamas who has the morning rundown. good morning, tom. >> guys, good morning. we begin with a new warning from president trump about the crisis on the korean peninsula. in a new interview, the president calls north korea his biggest global challenge. he says he would like to find a diplomatic solution but says it's possible that may not happen. >> well, there's a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with north korea. absolutely. >> and the president appeared to sympathize with north korean leader kim jong-un saying it was hard for him to take over his father's regime at such a young age. trump also spoke personally about the challenges of the
white house. this comment getting a lot of traction this morning, saying the job is harder than he imagined. >> i loved my previous life. i had so many things going. i -- i -- i actually -- this is more work than in my previous life. i thought it would be easier. >> the president also expressed surprise at how little privacy he has. congress is expected to approve a spending bill today to avoid a government shutdown. the measure keeps the government running for another week while they hammer out a trillion dollar deal. meanwhile, republicans have delayed a vote on the revised health care bill because of lack of support. attorney general jeff sessions is calling on a crackdown on violent gangs. as he visits new york today. speaking with amy this morning, sessions linked the nation's drug problem to illegal immigration. >> much of drugs being distributed in america today are distributed by illegal aliens. they're coming mostly from mexico. but these -- many of these gangs now are central american gangs.
many of them did come as unaccompanied minors. that does appear to be the case. >> one gang alone is blamed for 11 recent murders on long island where sessions will be today. overseas, british authorities say they foiled a terror plot after arresting six suspects during raids in london overnight. officers fired tear gas. they enters one home where a woman was shot. a major court ruling here at at home over the debate about the gender pay gap. this morning in the debate over the gender pay gap a federal court in california has ruled companies can legally -- yes legally, pay women less than men for the same work based on their prior salaries. the decision overturns a lower court ruling that found pay differences based exclusively on previous salaries were discriminatory. and the star of a hit show on htv is facing a lawsuit. on tv is facing a lawsuit. chip gaines renovates houses on the show "fixer upper." his former business partners say he persuaded them to sell shares in the real estate company for cheap money without revealing his show was about to debut on national tv.
they want more than $1 million. gaines' lawyers called the suit meritless. a scary scene on a highway in alabama. take a look. that white jeep clipped a car and then rolled over five times. you see it right there. the driver was thrown on to the road. you'll see, he somehow managed to get up and walk away after he finished rolling. getting up right there. incredible video. the risk of not buckling up. and finally, we all know what happens when the kiss cam comes to you at a basketball game, but there was an awkward moment in milwaukee. take a look. this couple was not playing along. she looks sort of horrified after she is looking at her phone. if you can't read his lips, he's saying, that's my mom. that's my mom. clearly no kiss cam happening there. a little bit of embarrassment there for mother and son, guys. back to you. >> thank you, thank you, tom. her face is priceless. oh, my gosh, disgusting. what's not disgusting -- >> oh, no. "pop news." >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
>> i hope it's not disgusting. >> it's friday. five segue ways i've had to make. >> all well done. >> you're going to like this. good morning, everybody. we begin with oscar winning director damien chazelle is going from la la land to gay paris for his next project, setting his sights on the small screen on a drama set in paris called "the eddy." it's following a club owner -- that sounds familiar. his establishment, his house band and the bustling european city of lights. it's unclear when production will begin on "the eddy." it's being shopped to tv networks and streaming services. something tells me it will be bought. >> yes, quickly. >> so talented. >> and i love that idea. >> why not? >> very sexy. also in "pop news" this morning, as robin said, oh, behave. ♪ so much better that you did it. austin powers celebrating 20 years. 20th anniversary of -- tell me
in the audience who here hasn't dressed up as austin powers. have you ever dressed up as an "austin powers" character? raise your hand. okay, me and one other man admitting it. >> that was my cousin, nick, by the way. >> thank you. >> hi, cousin nick. >> he celebrated with a cast reunion to talk about the classic films, and mike meyers, the franchise's creator and star tells the hollywood reporter he is still very much considering another one. myers says he would love to do one more adventure for "austin powers," dr. evil and the gang. and the director of the original says the ball is in myers' court. they've been discussing a fourth film for 15 years now. as of yet they haven't come up with a concept that myers feels lives up to the franchise. but it is top of the list of priorities. >> yeah, baby. yeah, baby. yeah, baby. >> that could be in contention
for halloween. >> oh, sure. >> i want to do "feud." also, 20 years of austin powers. maybe several costume changes. i'm just throwing it out there, discuss among yourselves. and then, finally, who's up for nap? raise your hands? >> always up for a nap. >> falling asleep for a quick shuteye, not something most of us have a problem with. knowing how to do it. i can nap on command given a half-hour window. there are those who say they don't know how to relax enough to fall asleep during the day. for all of you, there's a class called nap-ercize. >> oh boy. >> yes, this is real. this is not a joke. designed for adults who don't get enough sleep. it's a 60-minute class. it starts and ends with a series of tension-releasing stretches, getting students -- i'm using air quotes -- a chance to get 45-minutes' worth of uninterrupted "zs." even more, the room is at an
ideal temperature for sleeping, nice and cool. students get cots, a blanket, an eye mask. this is a workout i can really get into. a 2011 study from the allegheny college in pennsylvania said those who took a 45-minute nap in the middle of the day handled stress much better than those who didn't. surprisingly, this class is -- not surprisingly, this class is constantly selling out. >> 45 minutes. >> if you go over a certain amount of time, it upsets your sleep pattern. >> over an hour. 20 to 45 minutes ideal for restarting the clock. >> i do 20 minutes of meditation. >> do you sort of feel like you get into almost a sleep state when you meditate? >> absolutely. >> i call mine meditation. it's really sleeping. >> happy friday. that's "pop news," everybody. >> great job. coming up, the popular
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>> reporter: the videos are shocking. >> what is this? >> cody! >> i didn't do that! >> you tell me what you did? >> i swear to god i didn't do that! >> reporter: showing parents heather and mike martin pranking and at times screaming profanities at their crying children. >> he's not going to knock the [ muted ] out of you. >> reporter: racking up millions of views, making the entire family yooutube stars and sparking widespread criticism and allegations of abuse. >> you think the world gives a damn you're crying right now? you gotta worry about yourself. >> reporter: the martins now want the world to see them differently. >> we love our kids. they're the most important thing in the world to us. and we made poor parenting choices by portraying ourselves this way. but we're not bad people. >> reporter: the martins are now trying to explain themselves. >> i am ashamed. this just -- it started out as -- family fun. it started with me and my kids. we would just, for them, it was
just about making a video. >> they would get excited when they would get a lot of views. it was more for shock value. the characters that you see on our youtube channel is not a reflection of who we are. it's not. it's a character. it was a show. >> there's a guy across the -- >> a bad show. but it was a show. >> reporter: a show that children should not be involved in. >> they shouldn't. >> reporter: you say characters. what are we to believe was real and wasn't real the those videos? >> we did do pranks. most of the time, the kids knew about them. they were planned. um -- some stuff is real. some stuff was -- acted out. scripted. >> reporter: you're not suggesting that your kids and the crying and the sobbing and that emotion we see was not real, are you? >> um -- not every single time. some of it was acted. some of it was.
[ crying ] >> can you stop? >> reporter: the martins claim some of their kids' emotion is exaggerated to get more views. deep down, mike thought becoming a celebrity would make his kids proud. >> dads out there are lawyers. i'm no lawyer. you have dads that are doctors. i can't do that. i felt like i'm not being the dad that they deserve. i'm no hero to them, but then starting youtube and seeing how happy these kids get when they get these views -- >> reporter: i'm a dad. and -- it -- hurt my gut to hear you say what you just said. do you really think your kids -- you aren't a hero to your kids before this? >> i didn't feel like it. i -- i -- i swear to god i didn't feel like it. i felt like -- you know, i was a stay-at-home dad. >> reporter: the family is now in counseling.
but the children say they miss making the videos. >> dad, when are we making the next video. where are we hispanic -- going to make the next video? it was just something that i looked forward to. >> reporter: the martin kids hope to make a comeback with more tasteful videos in the future. all right. police are now investigating. to see if something criminal was taking place based on those videos. and yes, the family was monetizing this. they didn't want to get into how much money they made. they admit they were able to provide now some things for the kids they hadn't had before. they set up college funds for the kids. so now, that is gone. but you all, i'm watching your reactions to this like, why, why, why? this was a perfect storm. they got instant fame. they got money that came quickly as well. they didn't know how to handle it. i created a beast with some of the videos. the ones showing them as happy family don't get views. when they push the envelope, use the profanity, have fights and arguments, they get those clicks. they kept trying to push the envelope and they lost their way.
>> that's part of the story, too. it's not just this family, but the fact that people are watching. >> and the more upsetting the video, the more popular it is. >> reporter: that's 100% the case. they knew it. they kept pushing the envelope. >> you don't do it at the expense of your kids. that's the issue. >> thank you, t.j. coming up, william, kate, and harry teaming up to help many people overcome their biggest challenges. come on back. elp many people overcome their biggest challenges. come on back. pill on the shelf to treat your tough nasal allergies... ...listen up. unlike pills that don't treat congestion, clarispray covers 100 percent of your nasal allergy symptoms. clarispray. from the makers of claritin.
back here on "good morning america," my friends and i were just talking. it's friday. it's time for your "gma" moment. i feel like this is me on a friday. take a look. oh. he's okay. he's okay. and they said it was very funny. my favorite is in the background, his older brother is like, uh huh. so sweet. all right. i hope you have a wonderful friday. as you get a check a little closer to home. good morning. sunny and warmer and a little breezy. the weekend you've been looking for if you want sunshine and warm weather. some inland cities will flirt with 90 degrees tuesday and
wednesday. today mid to upper 70s there. low to mid-70s around the bay and mid to upper 60s along the coast into san francisco. still a little cool tonight, low to mid-50s. some of our shelter valleys in the mid-40s. and now to and now to the royals. who are teaming up to tackle mental health challenges in a new documentary that shows prince william, kate and harry reaching out to regular people and opening up about their own personal struggles. abc's lama hasan is in london with more. good morning, lama. it's great to see them opening up to help so many other people. >> reporter: absolutely. good morning, michael. william, kate and harry have been on a serious mission to try to change the conversation on mental health. hitting the campaign trail hard. have the efforts had impact? we're seeing the fruits of their labor. >> it's part of the healing process. >> reporter: the royal trio recently revealing their own struggles. kate opening up about being a
first-time mom. >> with little george, you have no idea what you're doing. >> reporter: william and harry talking about the painful experience of losing their mother, princess diana, 20 years ago. >> i never really talked about it. >> the royal family is known for its stiff upper lip. yet these three young royals are using their fame to really get other people to speak about their mental health. >> is it possible to pull a hamstring on a warmup, that's the question. >> reporter: and it is working. their tireless work and shocking revelations are having a pro found impact. in a brand-new documentary, william, kate and harry meet with ten people taking on the biggest challenge of their lives, running the london marathon. flexing their muscles on the track as they bring awareness to mental health and their campaign, heads together. pushing the boundaries to stamp out the stigma surrounding it. >> i ran with her royal highness, kate.
the rhimes lending their ear. giving sound advice. >> talking about mental health is best for everybody. it doesn't matter who you are. >> reporter: william opening up about his own painful experience. >> the shock is the biggest thing. i still feel 20 years later, about my mother, i still have shock within me. >> reporter: and giving the royal seal of approval. >> you're the heroes really. you're standing up there bravely telling your stories. >> reporter: well, since prince harry opened up about his own mental health issues since the death of his mother, some mental health charities have seen a surge in calls with the website traffic doubling. michael? >> thank you, lama. that just warms your heart to see them out there like that. thank you, lama. coming up, lea michele is here live. there she is right there. live. there he is right there.
good morning to you. i do want to let you know john muir elementary school in martinez is closed today because of a nearby standoff that's now in its 13th hour. police are still negotiating with the murder suspect inside of that car. they believe he shot and killed a woman that he knew in walnut creek yesterday. again, john muir elementary school is closed. let's get over to alexis smith with a check of traffic. >> good morning, natasha. we are finally down to just a 10-minute delay for b.a.r.t. riders at this point and that all due to an earlier disabled train. southbound 101 just past cesar chavez there's a new crash blocking the two center lanes. and we're starting to see those friday light volumes thin out even more at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is very sunny so grab those
let's take a look at the way this day is going to break down. we started off kind of cool, 40s and 50s, but will be in the mid-50s by 9:00. we'll hit the mid to upper 60s around the bay at noon. check out next tuesday and wednesday, 70s at the coast, 80s at the bay and 90s inland. >> do you know what, we all thank you for this pause from rain. thank you, mike.
we'll have another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes, always on [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma," everybody. it is a very happy friday here. and we want to thank everybody in our studio. thank you for coming in. we want to thank everybody at home. we have a very special guest joining us at the table. the grammy-winning artist for her starring role on "glee." she has a new album. she's here to talk about it. please welcome lea michele. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. good morning. how are you? >> hey. >> how are you? >> so good to see you. >> hello. hi. nice to see you. thank you. how are you? thanks.
i think i look good right here. maybe this should be a little guest host one day. i don't know how you do these early mornings, though. seriously. >> we can't wait to hear your music. a little bit later in the morning. >> thank you. >> and also to talk about this beautiful new album. it's your voice. >> it's number one already this morning. so -- >> yes. we got to thinking. people love to see you. love to go to concerts. there's something that's been trending where people are putting concerts that they have gone to. but there's one fake in it. one lie. ten concerts. listed to their friends. ask the friends to pick the one that's the lie. we're going to do a little bit. i'm going to be the moderator. so you see the white boards in front of you. they have three. we're going to trim it down. three concerts. one is a lie. let's figure it out. you go first, amy. >> so i have poison. jon bon jovi and adele. >> i think adele. >> i think you didn't go to
adele. >> you know me so well. >> i couldn't chime in. >> i can see amy with the teased hair. >> all the way. >> mine, okay, dave matthews, madonna, christina aguilera? >> i'm going to guess the lie is christina aguilera. >> dave matthews. >> madonna. >> the lie is christina aguilera. >> no! >> that's a good combo, right? i really wanted to trick you guys. >> michael. >> i have a good one. n sync, hootie and the blowfish. backstreet boys. >> i'm going backstreet boys. >> i'm going to go -- hootie and the blowfish. why not? >> it's the backstreet boys. >> i was trying.
>> okay. >> bring it home. >> grateful dead. rolling stones. u2. >> i know you did u2. grateful dead. >> rolling stones. >> rolling stones. >> i'm bad at this. i don't like games that i'm not good at. >> we shall move on. >> thank you. >> you're good at so much. how excited are you about the new music? >> i'm really excited. i've been working on this album for over three years. it's finally out today. thank you. my first record came out in 2014. and i was super proud of it, but with this album, i decided to come back to a little bit more of my roots. i've been performing on the stage and broadway my whole life. it's more theatrical. dramatic. i think it represents who i am truly as a performer. >> the name of the album is "places." yes, places, people, places. >> that's right. that's what it is.
a lot of people think it's the places that i've been. when you're on broadway, you get the call over the monitor, places, everyone, to the top of the show. >> how did you come up with the name, places? >> i wanted something that reflected my past and really was like an homage to me returning to the stage. i'm doing a small concert tour. i'm starting in philly on monday. you can come and see me. i'm doing songs from this album, and "louder," and also from "glee," and i'm excited about. >> i have heard your voice in my house than any other voice. my daughters are huge "glee" fans. >> we did 800 musical numbers in "glee." i had to pick five to do in my concert. >> wow. >> how often do you get back together with the members of the glee club? >> i was in london. i saw amber riley. she killed it in "dreamgirls." you better bring it to broadway. i saw darren. we did a great thing where we sang together for our youtube channels.
we sang together. they go beyond friends. they're family. >> that's beautiful. i saw you running down the halls. i was walking by. >> did you hear me warming up like a crazy person? >> like the voice of an angel doing tarzan voices. >> my voice teacher, eric, who is awake at 3:00 a.m. in the middle of the night, facetiming with me. he makes me do these crazy sounds and things. i requested to do it here today because i thought i might get kicked out of my hotel. >> who are some of the artists you looked up to? >> i loved barbra streisand. i feel like i saw myself in her. she always stayed so true to who she is. i love celine dion. she's incredible. how she's held herself as such a respectable, beautiful woman throughout her career. i love her as well. >> great role model. >> you started on broadway. "les mis," at 8 years old. there you go.
>> i think we have a picture. >> here you go. on broadway. if you had a chance to do any musical, which would you do? >> i would do "funny girl" tomorrow. i would do it right now. no. >> do you have agents working on it? >> ryan murphy had the rights to it for awhile. we were going to do it, but right after "glee" felt like we had done a lot of those songs. but i'm ready now. "don't rain on my parade." i watch "glee" too, all the time. >> it was wonderful. you made it and everybody in "glee" you made music cool to a generation. yes, right. a whole new generation. thank you for that. >> oh, of course. i mean, to hear younger girls say they loved barbra streisand's "don't rain on my parade."
that's so awesome. when i sang it, it was on the itunes charts in the top ten. >> i'm so impressed with the songs my daughters know and love. i'm, like, how do you know that? every time, "glee." >> can you give us a warmup before commercial break? >> yea! >> lea's album is out today. she'll perform just ahead. she wasn't warming up for nothing. she is going to give us a show. that is coming up. oscar-winning director john ridley is here live, with a powerful new project. there he is right there. e.
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i knew i was doing this. [ cheers and applause ] in 1947, jackie robinson broke baseball's color barrier. becoming the first black player in the major leagues. now the jackie robinson foundation is opening a new museum to honor his legacy. his wife, rachel, daughter, sharon, they were at the ground-breaking ceremony. they opened up about how the baseball star was so much more than that. >> reporter: jackie robinson was one of baseball's most electric stars. the images of him sliding. his hat flying, iconic. >> robinson slides into third safely. >> reporter: but jackie robinson was much more than iconic.
he was transcendent. in 1947, becoming the first african-american to play in the major leagues, breaking baseball's color barrier. now 70 years later, the jackie robinson foundation is breaking ground on a museum. to honor the hall of famer. >> my mother and father at the capitol. >> reporter: sharon robinson, jackie's daughter, is most excited this museum will show the man her father was. not just the famous baseball player. >> the jackie robinson museum will absolutely cover the breadth of his life. he was a writer, a columnist. a great dad. a wonderful husband. dr. king, when he came to our house. >> reporter: having the courage to break through baseball's color barrier was only part of the story. after his playing days, he was a tireless advocate on the front lines of the civil rights movement. >> he would travel south to go on marches, raise money for the movement. whatever was needed. >> reporter: sharon sees the museum as a way to educate young people on no matter where they
start, they can make a huge difference. >> there's so much about jackie robinson that could have been any black kid in the country. and, he got lucky. when the opportunity came for him, he was ready to step into that position. >> reporter: jackie robinson passed away in 1972. but through his foundation and now this museum, which should open in 2019, the centennial of his birth, his legacy remains alive and well. i cannot wait for the grand opening in 2019. the jackie robinson foundation, started by his wife rachel more than four decades ago has awarded over $70 million in grants and programs. i have had the privilege of meeting many of those scholars over the years. they are exceptional men and women. here's to you, mrs. robinson. she'll celebrate her 95th birthday in july. [ applause ] now a check of the weather now with ginger. >> robin, your mississippi love. so strong. they love you here, of course. so do we.
look at this. 11 years old today from where? >> from florida. >> from florida. we're secelebrating. guess what, guys? you all got this. it's time for "gma's" pollen report. that's right. brought to you by claritin. you can see right there, the general, the overall is pretty high in a lot of places from the midwest to the south. we focused in here. it will be warm. are you all here this weekend? it is in the 80s and hot. . good morning, i'm memeteorologist mike nicco from abc 7 mornings. check out your day planner today. full of sunshine, dry air and a little breezy along the coast and in the north bay. my accuweather seven-day forecast, it just keeps getti >> more people in our hotel room than our entire town in arkansas, michael? >> thank you, ginger. and we're here now with john ridley. the oscar-winning writer and director behind "12 years a slave." he's back with a documentary called "let it fall."
it's about the l.a. riots 25 years ago when the police officers who beat rodney king were acquitted. let's take a look. >> where are you going? i said, i'm going to save that man's life. who told you that? i think god. he told me three or four times to go save him. i was on a mission. i don't know why god picked me. but he chose me. chose me. >> and usually when -- thank you, john, thank you for joining me. >> absolutely. >> usually when you see something like this, it's told from the sight of a historian or a talking head. you wanted to hear from the real people. >> we have about 25 different individuals. the story begins. it seems like a collection of people talk about families, circumstances, backgrounds. we begin to understand that almost every individual that we
hear from was intimately involved in an event that led to this uprising. it's a story of perspectives. people. communities. a person like that, bobby green, who just saw what was going on and said, that's enough. i see someone, he doesn't look like me. i have to go do something. i have to help. it was an important story to tell. >> we know a lot of the images we have seen, there was a lot of fires and things and violence of that nature. it was very important for you to show the kindness of it all, as well. >> it's heartbreaking. people know there was distress. friction. we knew we would break hearts. we wanted to lift spirits. show people that if we give ourselves over to our better nature, we can do better. >> you had just moved to l.a. not long before this happened. how personal is this for you? >> it was very personal. i moved from new york. i come from a small town in the midwest. my circumstances were different, and to get along with people,
that was just part of demographics. there were a lot more problems, racial problems than i was aware of. went to los angeles, at that time, it was the dream city. the l.a. of 1984, the olympics. to be in a space where you realize, you can't just move away from issues. you have to find spaces and create a better space. that's what i learned. what i take with me today. >> you do the hard-hitting, intense projects. you're a father. you have two kids. >> yeah. >> they're kind of, like, dad. make "ironman." make something like that. >> one of my sons said the other day, he's 13, he said, dad you have to start thinking about switching up genres. only kids in los angeles say that. talk about changing genres. >> a lot of media coverage. i think there's something we're all going to learn new. from what you are putting out there right now. i have to say, you make some of the most riveting projects. i think everyone needs to see and learn from. i want to thank you for that. really admirable. >> thank you, sir. thank you.
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good morning to you. meteorologist mike nicco bringing us some beautiful weather on a friday. hey, mike. >> hi, everybody. it's warming up rapidly. it's already mid-50s to low 60s on our way to mid and upper 60s for the coast, san francisco, 70 to 74 around the bay and 74 to 77 inland. my accuweather seven-day forecast, a little warmer saturday and sunday but nothing like the heat that hits inland next week. taking a look at the roads, it has been fairly quiet all morning. unfortunately, we do have a new crash really slowing things down on southbound 880 in the union city area. we've got four vehicles involved in a crash that's blocking the three left lanes and that backup is quickly forming there. state route 92, i'm sure it will be beyond that very shortly. it's time now for "live with kelly" and we'll be back at 11:00 a.m. for the midday news.
>> announcer: it's "live with kelly!" today, from "ncis: los angeles," ll cool j. plus, performance from singer and actress lea michelle. was, actor john leguizamo returns for another day of cohosting. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and john leguizamo! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> john: hi. whoa