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we take that oath of office to protect the constitution and today's vote is protecting our constitution. >> you because you were afraid that we would come to this point, this bitter partisan divide. have you crossed a line? will you ever be able to work with this president again? >> so i am very -- very methodical with my republican colleagues, which i have a lot of. i mean, i work very closely with the republicans, and one of my best friends, if not, best friend in the congress is a republican from michigan. i say we have to pull people together. i say to cabinet officers -- now that was before president trump tweeted at me on saturday night and i did an op-ed in "the new york times" today which they asked me to do to explain my thought process. it will be interesting to see the president in michigan tonight. i don't quite know who he's going to attack, but i'm guessing he's going to attack.
yep. i hear somebody interrupting. >> sorry, congresswoman. this is george stephanopoulos. we know the president will be in michigan tonight. you have pretty keen political the antenna. you were one of the few democrats warning the hillary clinton campaign back in 2016 that michigan could go to president trump. what's happening on the ground there right now in michigan with the president, and particularly on this issue of impeachment? >> it's very torn. i will tell you that first of all, people are more engaged than i have ever seen them. you know, just this weekend being home, i went to the doctor for an asthma checkup and 25 people stopped me while i was at the university of michigan on all sides. the last person i saw, said i shouldn't be bothering you. you're at the doctor, but i have to tell you this. we shouldn't be impeaching. she was nice. i had people yell at me on one side. i had people yell at me, and i think the polling is accurate. i think michigan is a very divided state and there are people on both sides. i'm going to tell you, i think
donald trump could win again depending upon who the democratic candidate is. >> right there from debbie dingell. you were right the last time, and we'll see this time. time to go back. >> close calendar number 63. how has resolution number 767, resolve. without to mention any point of order, the house will proceed to the consideration in the house of the resolution house resolution 755, impeaching donald john trump, the president of the united states, recommended by the committee on the judiciary now printed should be recommended as adopted. it should be represented as ordered, as amended to adoption without intervenining motion except asle tos. the resolution shall be debatable for six hours, divided
equally. >> they are reading the rules to the resolution which will be debated on over the next hour. this is the debate that will take place over the next day. cecilia vega, we have had such a clean preview of what this debate will look like in both the intelligence committee and the judiciary committee, and saw just how bitter it had become. >> it was a partisan free for all. it was frankly all-out warfare on both sides, and both sides were fighting to the death, you know, the iowa caucuses are 40-something days away. all of that -- the election, the 2020 election hanging over all of this. they are hanging on to win it and we hear members of congress saying this is not political and they are in this for the constitution. the reality is this is a political process, and it is political for the president, and it's political for every single member, particularly those that you have been talking about all morning, those freshman democrats that of to go back and defend this decision in the districts that trump won. >> and terry moran, so different
from the clinton impeachment back in 1998. of course, richard nixon resigned. we have never seen a president get impeached by the house and run for re-election. >> reporter: it is going to be a major issue in the election, and it is remarkable. the president is essentially announcing in that tirade of a letter to the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, his twin pillars of his re-election campaign, one of good economy, low unemployment, and for the first time since the clinton administration really, raising incomes, rising faster at the bottom of the economic scale than the top of the economic scale, and second, he's going to go after what he calls the do nothing democrats. he's going to ask voters what's the first thing that comes to you are yo mind when you think about what the democrats have been doing the past three years. a lot of them say, going after you and impeachment. it's clear that that is his -- he's not just defending himself. he's advancing his re-election campaign by putting his accusers on trial in the senate and on
the stump. >> and jon karl, one of the oh things we have seen is the president's focus on the states that he won by a hair back in 2016. michigan tonight, wisconsin, pennsylvania. >> reporter: he's been focused like a laser on those states, focused on those voters that got him elected president. i would also add to that list florida as well, george, and tonight, i think that you will see classic trumpian drama. he's going to his rally in michigan, battle creek, michigan, and it -- depending on how the timing goes of this house vote today, you may well see a situation where donald trump is taking the stage at another make america great again rally at precisely the time that the house of representatives is voting to impeach him. >> and kate shaw, this is again, so different from anything we have seen before, and most presidents in a situation like this, will say, as little as
possible about the actual facts at issue. >> right, and of course, this is not most presidents and his strategy has not surprisingly been quite different. as a political matter, he relishes a fight, and he meets anned an adversary, and we see nancy pelosi, the committees, and chuck schumer as we shift trial as the focus of his ire. i think as a political matter, we don't know how impeachment is going to affect people's ballot box decisions because we have never been in this decision. it may help the president with that being front of mind, but see a president who has been acquitted might not be helpful. >> we don't know how that could play out, and dan, this is picking up on what heidi heitkamp was saying, but executive privilege, and the witnesses will continue. the southern district will continue. not only do we not know how history will view this. we don't know what we're going
to learn in the next six to nine months. >> right. we're seeing though not the key questions working their way through the courts. when i say the key questions, i say the witnesses like mulvaney and bolton. so far, the decision has been made and it appears that's a pretty definitive decision they're not going to fight to force them to testify. you're right there are other cases that are working their way through the courts that began earlier, that began before the ukraine, the process even began. i don't know if that will be a fundamental game changer. you heard though the democrats dropping the possibility in legal proceedings that there could be another impeachment proceeding down the road that who knows what's going to happen? we saw this in the 66-page motion filed. >> we have never seen a president impeached and run for re-election, or a president impeached twice. we are going to take a break. the house will be debating for the next hour, this rule. we will come back later today
when abuse of power, and obstruction of congress is debated. we continue now on abc. >> announcer: this has been a special report from abc abc new michael. thank you, george. we move onto that deep freeze moving in on the heels of that deadly winter storm that brought tornadoes, snow and ice. ginger has the very latest. good morning to you, ginger. >> good morning, michael. many of us have been encased in ice from maryland to my backyard just north of new york city and this isn't going anywhere. the coldest air of the season is about to settle in. >> what the heck, people? >> reporter: thick ice taking down power lines in pittstown, new jersey, pileups and traffic halted from this highway in wellesley, massachusetts, to spinouts in fishkill, new york. that half inch or more of ice, accumulating and two teen
brothers facing life-threatening injuries after their truck slid off the road and wrapped around this tree. the same system producing 38 the same system producing 38 reported tornadoes from louisiana to georgia. this video capturing the damage in ocilla, georgia and in louisiana, a difficult scene just before the holidays, homes shredded. the saltwell community in alabama, also ravaged by an ef-2 tornado. by tomorrow morning that's when it all settles in. we will feel the teens, actual temperatures will be in the teens, but will feel like 1 below in new york city. 7 for pittsburgh. burlington 16 mroe. even raleigh dropping into the teens. atlanta, you're not out of the woods either. let's head to the southeast where numbers will be tumbling. already from yesterday's highs in the 60s and 70s, even the 80s in florida, florida not immune, watch as the blue and green take over the southeast. we're going to go ahead and click ahead and show you when that temperature drops. by tomorrow morning, you'll feel like freezing in tallahassee. there's a freeze watch along the florida/georgia state line. montgomery, 25 and atlanta will feel like 23. guys?
>> ginger, thanks. we're going to head to the investigation into the tragedy here in new york city. a prominent architect killed by falling debris while walking on a manhattan street. eva pilgrim is there on the scene with the very latest oj this. good morning, eva. >> reporter: cecilia, this scaffolding is new this morning. the city ordering it put on after witnesses say they saw debris fall from that building, killing a woman. the sidewalk remains closed. overnight crews scrambling to install protective scaffolding after debris from a high-rise under construction fell 17 stories to the ground killing a prominent new york architect, 60-year-old erica tishman, who was walking in the heart of midtown manhattan when witnesses say pieces of the facade came crumbling off the building. now, new questions over safety as thousands of pedestrians pass by buildings under renovation every day. >> i am, like, without words. i really don't know how something like that can happen in the city where so many tourists are.
>> reporter: city records show the building owners were cited in april for damaged terra cotta at areas above 15th floor in several locations which poses a falling hazard for pedestrians. in july 2019, the building was permitted to begin masonry repair on its facade on its penthouse and roof. the building owner releasing a statement saying, we are saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the family. the company will fully cooperate with the city in the ongoing matter. now, the city is investigating exactly what happened here, and that includes whether or not this scaffolding should have already been put up, michael. >> all right, horrible accident there. eva, thank you so much. we're switching gears now to that holiday shipping rush where we are officially just a week away from christmas and the race is on to deliver gifts in time and rebecca jarvis is outside macy's just down the street from us here in times square. good morning, rebecca. and rebecca, there are some new
challenges putting those deliveries at risk. >> reporter: oh, there are, michael. good morning to you. that's right, and believe it or not, we are part of the problem. 61% of americans, myself included, have yet to finish their holiday shopping. combine that with the wild winter weather, and it's a mad dash to christmas. this morning, a double whammy in the race to get those goodies under the tree christmas morning. wild winter weather and a record number of packages. >> the weather is a great challenge and on these last-minute deliveries and on the delivery side, just the sheer amount of volume and the amount of time that we have left. >> reporter: the u.s. postal service expecting to process and deliver nearly 2.5 billion pieces of mail including packages this week alone. usps now offering sunday delivery in many locations with high volume and most major cities. amazon this week temporarily
blocking third-party sellers from using fedex ground shipping for prime customers citing a drop in the delivery performance. fedex says it's faced bad weather and the highest volume of holiday packages ever but says they're still able to accommodate the surge. amazon is offering amazon lockers at various convenience stores, malls and whole foods locations around the country. u.p.s. my choice gives you the option to redirect your packages to a u.p.s. access point location where it'll be held for pickup and what some experts are calling your best delivery bet, no delivery at all. buy online, pick up in store offered by numerous retailers including nordstrom, macy's, gap, target, walmart and best buy. >> i think the buy online and pick up in store, it's gone up a lot. very convenient. you can knock out some shopping. when it's delivered to a commercial location, you get away from some of the problems that you have on residential delivery. residential deliveries seem to disappear more often than commercial deliveries.
>> reporter: the bottom line here is procrastinators, time for some action. get on it. get shopping and know that stores like macy's, gap, walmart, target, best buy, they will all have extended holiday hours leading right up until christmas, michael, so if you really need that last-minute rush and you want to be a part of it, you can, michael. >> well, i'm the procrastinator you're talking about so i better get to work. thank you so much, rebecca. george. >> okay, michael. thanks. to florida now where a family is celebrating their christmas miracle after two siblings missing for more than 48 hours were found safe in the woods near their home, and victor oquendo is in jacksonville with the story. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning. a huge sigh of relief for the family and of this community. as of right now they believe no sign of foul play. police believe those kids just
wandered off. >> we have both kids. we're heading out of the woods. >> reporter: it was the best possible outcome. 6-year-old braxton and his 5-year-old sister bri'ya williams found alive nearly three days after vanishing in their yard. >> it's a miracle, christmas miracle and it's a blessing. a lot of hard work and thank god for it. >> reporter: they were last seen playing in their front yard. rescue teams out in full force. in the air and on the ground canvassing more than 400 homes and 100 acres, with help from the community. tuesday afternoon finally the break they had been waiting for. >> one of the rescue team members heard a voice, thought it was a child's voice and so they fanned out, started looking and found them and heard them talking. >> search team one from command, give me a location. >> we're deep in the wood. i'll give you one as soon as we get out. >> reporter: the children found in a pump house in thick swampy woods a quarter mile from home. >> both are in very good condition. >> reporter: the family's agonizing wait was over. the children's father telling our jacksonville station god is
good. i feel like i got the life put back into me. this gives me a reason to keep on going. >> like a -- >> a big sigh of relief. >> yes, so it was so exciting and i'm just ready to see them. >> reporter: they were taken to the hospital for observation. thankfully just a little dehydrated with some bumps and bruises. >> they're alive and they're well and -- >> right before christmas. >> right before christmas. right before. so this is an awesome christmas gift for everybody. >> reporter: temperatures did dip here overnight. it's a good thing they found them when they did. the first thing braxton and bri'ya asked for when they were rescued, candy and a cheese pizza, guys. >> good request. awesome christmas gift. thank you, victor. we are going to turn to another great story, that jingle bell jackpot. there is a very lucky winner in ohio this morning. a single winning ticket sold for the mega millions jackpot worth 372 million bucks. jessi schultz from our affiliate wews is at the store where that ticket was sold. good morning, jessi. >> reporter: cecilia, some lucky
person walked right into this giant eagle here in mentor, ohio, and used the quick pick feature and then walked out a whole lot richer. this morning, we don't know who that winner is, but they have 180 days to claim their jackpot, and from now until then, they'll most likely experience their last moments of normalcy. this jackpot of $372 million with a cash payout of $251 million is the 14th largest prize in the history of the game. and get this, the odds of winning that jackpot were 1 in 302 so, i would bet that someone here in northeastern ohio is going to have their best holiday yet. back to you guys. >> what a great story. thank you. great holiday for them. following a lot of other stories including the family of a missing mother and her infant, they're speaking out now and they say there's no way that
that mother left on her own. also, the new video of this crazy moment. you'll remember it. a massive bear jumping on a car. well, now there's new footage inside. that bear having a little moment with that dog there. we'll tell you what the driver is saying this morning. also, the new way ring cameras are being used to help find missing children. i have some bad news for santa's sleigh, the runners are going -- they have a tough time. warmer than average temperatures coming in. it does not look like a lot of folks will have a white christmas, especially once this ridge gets in here next week from parts of great lakes through the southeast into the northeast. pretty much everybody east of the rockies looking above average going into the holiday week. sorry, santa. your local weather in 30 seconds. first, the cold cities sponsored by subaru. sorry, santa. your local weather in 30 seconds. first, the cold cities sponsored by subaru.
so since a lot of us won't have that white christmas maybe we take it from 3-year-old mason and just do some grass angels. that's in bradenton, florida. >> i think it's a good idea. >> why not. >> he's practicing. thank you, ginger. we'll be right back. k you, ginger. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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from now. also this morning, new report shows teen vaping is on the rise surging in 2019 according to new government data and researchers raising concerns. a deep freeze on the way moving to the east coast and could be near zero here in new york city tomorrow. >> it will be cold out there. we're going to turn to the latest on that missing mother and infant who disappeared in texas last week. the fbi and texas rangers now joining in the search as we hear from the woman's parents. marcus moore spoke with them and he joins us now from austin, texas. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: cecilia, good morning. heidi broussard has been missing nearly a week along with her newborn baby and her parents are praying they will be found and say there's no way she would leave on her own. >> the more you think about it, the worse it gets. >> reporter: broussard and her 3-week-old baby, margot, have not been seen or heard from since thursday. the missing mother captured in this surveillance image dropping off her son at an austin school. police say she later went to her apartment and never returned to pick up her son. do you feel like she left on her own?
>> no. no, no, no, no. >> no way. she would not leave her son. her kids are her heartbeat. >> oh, yes. she wouldn't have left on her own. >> reporter: now the search for clues is entering a new phase. fbi agents going door to door. police not naming any suspects, saying they're operating on the assumption that broussard is still alive. >> it's possible that heidi and margot have left on their own accord. to be honest, we don't know the answer to that question. >> reporter: broussard's fiance shane carey reporting her missing hours after she disappeared believing they were taken. >> there's nothing valuable missing. her purse and her wallet was here. her cell phone is missing and has been turned off. >> reporter: and pleading for their return. >> i love you, heidi. i love you, margot. contact anybody. if you see her, just do whatever you can. we definitely appreciate it. >> reporter: relying on their faith, broussard's parents are praying for the moment they can
embrace their daughter and granddaughter. >> no words. there will just be heartbeats. >> reporter: the wait has been agonizing for this family. broussard said that if his daughter is being held by someone, she is absolutely a fighter. they also said that there is no way she would leave her son so they know something is wrong. cecilia. >> such a sad story. okay, marcus, thank you. michael. all right, cecilia. now to a car accident caught on camera, involving a truck, a youtube star and pop singer ellie goulding who came to the rescue. maggie rulli is in london with the story. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: michael, good morning. this was a wild scene. it happened just up the road from here. a youtube star getting essentially snowplowed by a truck and the first person on the scene was a pop star, ellie goulding. she said it was one of the craziest things she has ever seen. caught on camera, this truck barreling down the highway with a car plastered across his grill. onlookers desperately try to get
the truck's attention as the driver pushes ahead seemingly unaware. >> i honestly didn't see. >> you didn't see? >> i didn't see. >> reporter: caught up in the confusion pop star ellie goulding. ♪ i'll let you set the pace >> reporter: the singer/songwriter posting on instagram, i'm the one in the car checking if this guy is okay. craziest thing i've ever seen on the road. >> are you okay? >> reporter: ellie later talking to bbc radio one. >> we saw a car and first we thought that's weird then we saw it was being dragged along for about half a mile or something so we just kind of drove up right next to it to be like, mate, you've got a car on you. >> reporter: behind the wheel of that t-boned car jack joy, the youtube star behind car throttle the channel with more than 2.5 million subscribers, dubbed the place for the next generation of young car fans. despite the dangerous ride no injuries were reported. they're calling it a personal matter and saying they're not investigating. now, that truck involved was
part of the royal mail. they say they are investigating and many are wondering how a youtube star who specializes in cars could have ended up in the center of a viral car crash. guys? >> okay. thank you, maggie. we've got some video now of that close encounter with a brown bear we showed you. it takes us inside the car the moment the bear jumps on top. will reeve here with details, and will, it turns out the bear spotted a dog inside? >> reporter: the dog spotted the bear right back. it was a bit of this. a bit of a staring match between the two animals. the bear in sequoia national park is highly inquisitive and the wide angle view went viral. but somehow the man inside the car had the wherewithal to film everything. this morning, new video from inside the car that a bear was filmed jumping on top of at sequoia natural park earlier this month. that video went viral, but now we have a firsthand look from the california man inside showing just how close the encounter really was.
>> i was just trying to get a good video like close up and then it just started approaching the car and climbed up. i wasn't really scared to be honest, like, because i see bears as big dogs, like, big, fluffy dog basically. they could maul you, but it's a dog. >> reporter: karo orudzhyan was visiting the park with his dog ice who lived up to his name, cooly and quietly staring back at the bear as it swiped at the vehicle. separated by just a thin layer of window glass. watch as the bear paws its way to the back before making its big move. >> it jumped on the trunk. i got worried about the glass thinking like his paw might go through it. >> reporter: an onlooker capturing that viral moment from a line of traffic. the bear hopping off as quickly as it got on before running away, leaving orudzhyan with an indelible memory. >> that was my first time seeing a bear actually so i was really excited to see it. i'm happy i was even able to hold my phone, you know, in the moment. >> reporter: nobody, not karo or ice nor the bear were injured.
his car suffered only a few scratches and he mentioned bears being like dogs. he's not wrong, they are distantly related, they are in the same suborder. >> same as a family reunion. >> family reunion caught on camera for the memories. >> some family you don't want to reunite with. >> that was a great story, thanks. coming up, that abc news exclusive. how the maker of the popular ring camera is trying to help find missing children. find missing children.
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by j.d. power. we are back with that abc news exclusive. those popular ring cameras, you know they've been in the news a lot lately, but now there's a new way that they might be useful to help find kidnapped or missing children. the maker of ring is teaming up with the national center for missing and exploited children, and gio benitez is here with all the details on this. good morning. >> reporter: hey, cecilia, good morning. we told you here just weeks ago how police departments are teaming up with ring to catch porch pirates and other criminals. now that tiny little camera may be a critical new tool in finding missing children. it's caught thieves in the act. >> help me! >> reporter: and frightening abductions. >> my daughter just got kidnapped! >> reporter: which eventually led to an arrest. now, the makers of the ring camera are partnering with the national center for missing & exploited children to try to help find the some 400,000 children and teens who go missing every year. >> we want to safeguard those communities and also help
recover missing children by posting our missing children's posters through the neighbors' app allowing more eyeballs to see these missing children's posters in hopes they can recover these children, and hopefully reunite them with their family. >> reporter: the neighbors app by ring is free and designed to connect communities whether you own a ring camera or not, and now the national center's missing child posters will appear directly in the app targeted to a three to five-mile radius where the child was last seen. >> we're excited that our innovation is going to be able to bring another channel to take their information and rich information faster to a targeted and engaged community. >> reporter: "gma" given a first look this morning at what the alerts will look like on the app. using the case of 15-year-old alicia navarro, missing from glendale, arizona. users can click on the photo to get more information, even comment on possible sightings. >> we believe this is a game
changer, because this we can do in realtime, and the faster you get to an engaged community the higher likelihood for a positive outcome. >> reporter: already the neighbors app solved a case. in 2018, a 14-year-old went missing and his parents posted this photo of him with a plea for help, and through the app someone reached out knowing where he was, helping to get him home safely. >> when a child goes missing, time is of the essence, and getting these posters and this information about our missing children out to the community as quick as possible is a great example of harnessing the power of technology, leveraging these communities to help bring children home faster than ever before. >> reporter: and ring officially launches this program this morning on their neighbors' app. it could make such a big difference. >> how does this differ from amber alert that's already out there? >> so listen, amber alerts, incredibly important. they're very, very helpful. you get those messages on your phone, but a lot of times you don't see the photo of the child, and that's really what makes a difference. child advocates say, you need to
see the face to go ahead and match it with someone maybe recognizing the child in the neighborhood, so it's very important. >> that is true. all right, great job, gio. thank you very much. coming up, "the real housewives of new jersey" stars are calling it quits. joe and teresa giudice separating after 20 years. all the details ahead. and coming up next, we have the wild ride. another animal story, the giraffe that just wanted a snack. it's our "play of the day." of the day."
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> i'm julyan glover from "abc7 mornings." meteorologist mike nicco with a look at the wet forecast. >> hey, julyan, and here is why you need the umbrellas and the patience out there. whether you are driving on the bay or the mass transit, prepare for the wet weather. one on the storm impact scale, and the heaviest showers moving through the santa cruz mountains and going through noon, another round comes through. jobina? >> thank you, mike. we are following a sig alert in orinda. one car involved here and injuries reported. one lane is blocked there and expect delays there. and live look at emeryville with the cameras showings with a nica impact there.
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president trump set to become the third american president in history to be impeached. andrew johnson, bill clinton, the other two. two articles abuse of power, obstruction of congress. back to mary bruce on capitol hill. good morning, mary. >> reporter: george, good morning. the house is now in session. president trump is now on the cusp of impeachment. they're making their way through several procedural votes. this is day for history. also a day that's speaker pelosi had hoped to avoid. she said the president's actions left them simply no choice. the speaker is in the house chamber we're told right now, she's expected to make remarks at the start of the debate and she'll preside as the house votes on two articles of impeachment. obstruction of congress and abuse of power. the president is well aware of the stain that's about to be left on his legacy and he's been lashing out in his typical fiery fashion. he's adamant that he did nothing wrong. in a scathing six-page letter to speaker, he called this
impeachment process outlined by the constitution, an attempted coup and he accuses the speaker of declaring open war on the democracy. the speaker has dismissed the president's words calling it, quote, really sick. we are now going to turn to that brutal deep freeze here in the northeast with windchills below zero expected from washington to boston. ginger, of course, is tracking that bitter cold and the icy mess on the roads. it is messy out there, beginer. >> that's the problem. we had freezing drizzle or rain for almost the entire day yesterday. this is my backyard. we're encased in ice, a quarter to a half inch easily. in maryland, it was even higher than that, the power lines did not do well. thousands without power because of that. the fire was caused by a power line causing and, pileups, spinouts and that's what they did this massachusetts down to connecticut. lots of pictures. i wish i could tell you it's going somewhere and it will
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[ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma" and i got to say we have a great wednesday audience here in our studio with us. [ cheers and applause ] and we're counting down to "star wars," you guys, so tomorrow, star oscar isaac is going to join us here live. cannot wait for that. got to get secrets out of him. >> such a good guy. but first, it's time for "pop news" with lara. >> yes, indeed. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, guys. good morning, everybody. we're going to begin with one of our favorite performers, lizzo whose song "good as hell" does
not describe how she's feeling. overnight, she canceled two shows due to the flu. yeah. we're wishing her the best. "time" magazine's entertainer of the year writing in a statement to her fans, i'm so sorry. i hate letting my fans down more than anything. i hope that you all can forgive me while i recover and i promise we are doing everything we can to make it up to you. lizzo, you don't have to do that. just get better. we understand. >> yeah, without a doubt. [ applause ] you had a big year. lizzo sharing this photo on instagram of the moment her fever dropped below 100 degrees asking fans for support. writing, y'all, i've never been this sick. please pray for me. lizzo's next gig is on new year's eve in las vegas. we're hoping she's all better by then. >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> no fun. >> get better, lizzo. also popping this morning mariah carey is adding new meaning to the term merry and bright this holiday season, flipping the switch on the empire state building's light show in honor of the 25th anniversary of her hit "all i want for christmas is you."
what a big honor they bestowed on her. there's the video of the original. the song may be a quarter century old but it's never been more popular finally hitting number one on the billboard charts for the first time ever and now mariah giving us another gift, a brand-new video to go along with the song. mariah sharing this clip with fans on twitter, take a look. ♪ i don't want a lot for christmas ♪ ♪ there is just one thing i need ♪ >> yes. >> amazing. >> exactly the same. >> what a fan like that. >> looks so much the same. i thought -- that's not new. >> it doesn't have the quality of the video and there are many who think the original was just perfect as it was but that looked pretty darn good. the original has over 600 million views on youtube. just such a song that is -- >> makes you happy. >> yes, we love it. you can see the new version of the video december 20th at midnight. that's when it drops.
and if you're in new york city this holiday season please do stop by the empire state building. its light show set to "all i want for christmas" plays every night at 8:00 p.m. through christmas. it's pretty magical. i recommend it and it's free. [ applause ] also in the news, we want to you t meet a mom who knew the limits of her multitasking and she figured out how to be in two places at once. the mom made a life-size cutout, she actually made two. those are cutouts of herself to help her toddler son cope when she leaves the room. he would get very upset if she went to the next room and she had to do things like go to the bathroom so she had to do it. she shared these photos on twitter of the cutouts, one of her sitting, one of her standing and put them to the test to see if her son would notice. mom and dad wrote that the cutouts are not used as replacements of mom.
they're just a way for the toddler to feel like he's connected and never too far when she's in the next room so i just want to say before you send notes this is in no way a substitute for the real thing. she just needs sometimes to do, you know, what we need to do. >> and i wonder what the kid -- did she set them up in front of the kid? does she -- >> i think she does it when he's busy playing with blocks so if he looks up, he doesn't freak out. >> go to college with them? >> the first time he goes to give a hug and she falls over, we got a problem. and finally, everybody, the humane society in missouri just held their annual deck the howls event where kids come to the shelter and they read to the animals. i think this is so great. these animals are waiting for their forever homes. the kids wear their favorite pjs, sometimes santa suit and they read holiday stories to the animal by candlelight. the humane society has been
doing this for five years now. originally starting the program to help shelter dogs become more comfortable around kids. helping them become more adoptable even. they say over the years it's also helped kids grow more confident reading in front of audiences. the shelter says since the program started they've reduced the average time dogs are in shelters by an average of six days because they get more comfortable around humans. >> win/win. >> absolutely. that's "pop news," everybody. >> that is a great "pop news." thank you so much for that, lara. and now we're going to go to our "gma" cover story. "the real housewives of new jersey" stars joe and teresa giudice revealing they're calling it quits separating after 20 years of marriage. paula faris is here with more. >> they were childhood sweethearts married back in 1999 but have been living apart for four years and this morning the news we've expected for some time, they're splitting up. this morning, teresa and joe are calling it quits after 20 years of marriage, two prison sentences and possible
deportation, the real housewife of new jersey, teresa giudice is saying that she is ending her relationship with husband joe. a source saying divorce is currently not on the table for them. we spoke with teresa when she returned from seeing joe after he was sent back to italy in october. >> are you planning on filing for divorce? >> no. >> do you see a future with him? >> i don't know. >> do you think that you could find happiness and love again with joe? >> to be determined. >> so you haven't ruled it out. >> we're taking it day by day. >> reporter: over a decade ago teresa debuted on "the real housewives of new jersey" vibrant and outspoken and making her mark with this unforgettable moment. fans had been watching throughout the years as teresa and joe's marriage has sustained major ups and downs, teresa spent almost a year in federal prison for multiple counts of fraud while joe served more than three years for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud. after his release joe who is not a u.s. citizen was immediately
sent to an i.c.e. detention facility fighting deportation. now living in italy, joe awaits the ruling on his third deportation appeal. >> how do you make a marriage like that work? i mean, it's kind of hard like i want to wake up with someone, go to sleep with someone -- i want to wake up -- i want to spend every day with that person. >> reporter: joe is reportedly already seeing other people but teresa is staying focused on her four daughters, business ventures and taking care of her father. >> you'd be okay seeing him happy with another woman. >> of course, if that's the path we choose, yes. >> do you think he would be happy seeing you with another man? >> we only really want the best for each other. >> and their four daughters are headed to italy for christmas to spend time with their father, joe. teresa, meantime, is staying in new jersey to be with her father. this is all very amicable, cecilia, but we had a strong
sense this was over when we spoke with her last month and said she had no plans on going back to italy to see him. >> we are wishing them well. paula, thank you. a "gma" health alert about the dangers of not getting enough sleep. a study says less sleep could increase your chances of getting a migraine. dr. ashton is here to break all of this down for us. good morning to you. >> here we go, another one. >> here we go, another one. talking about sleep. we don't know a lot about the connection between sleep and migraines so this is an important study. >> let me tell you about it. it was done in boston. appeared in the journal "neurology." 98 patients with a history of migraine and followed them for six weeks and gave them questionnaires every morning and tracked sleep with a wrist device and what they were looking at was how long they slept, how well they slept and how efficiently they slept and defined efficiency as how many hours of actually sleep they got while they were at rest and the findings which were the first of its kind showed that people with low sleep efficiency had an increased risk by 39% of getting a migraine, not the next morning that they woke up, but a day later. so this was the first study to show this particular association
with timing of migraines and the largest of its kind. >> a day later is really important. do we know what causes migraines? >> unfortunately, we don't. there are a lot of theories and there are a lot of known triggers. the key if you suffer from classic migraines is knowing what your trigger is. but that list is pretty extensive and a lot of it revolves around changes in things that we do all the time so changes in eating certain foods or exposure to alcohol or changes in weather, changes in sleep, hormonal changes, even stress, once you can identify your trigger, then you cannot only help to target it and avoid it but if possible even prophylactically treat it with certain medication. >> here we are once again talking about the importance of sleep. >> yes. >> connected to so many things in our life. >> right, on the show where we all don't get a lot. listen, this field of sleep
medicine involves pulmonologist, ear, nose and throat specialist, psychiatrists and an area of intense sleeping but not how much but the quality so what i'm telling people, think of sleep as the cornerstone of not only our health, but our illness and disease as well if you're feeling good, look at your sleep because that's likely going well. if you're not feeling well, look at your sleep first. >> doctor's orders, go to sleep. >> absolutely. >> lara, over to you. > i'm listening. right now we're going behind the scenes of tonight's huge live tv event. two all-star casts bringing the classics "all in the family" and "good times" to life for a special "live in front of a studio audience" event. chris connelly is in l.a. with details. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, lara. we are at sony studios in culver city where we are in front of the talent trailers where tonight's elite performers will be chillaxing until 8:00 p.m. eastern when all these wonderful performers will be a whole lot of live. >> i was so excited when they announced that they were doing another one because it's just a thrill. ♪ boy the way glenn miller played songs that made the hit parade ♪
>> reporter: it's back. this time all-star casts perform holiday-themed episodes. of two 1907s norman lear sitcoms. the groundbreaking "good times" and iconic "all in the family." "live in front of a studio audience," live to the world. >> don't try to butter me up, uh, edith. >> there's no rush that's probably equal to that in what i do. >> it is very much like if you took like an americana and then you poured in a red bull then a jolt cola and then gave a quick defibrillator. >> what is the adrenaline going to be like right before you go out? >> you say adrenaline. i say nerves. i say sheer fear but you know what, it is exciting to me because i have a 31-year career. i come from the theater. i live for that adrenaline. ♪ deck the halls with boughs of holly ♪ >> reporter: centered on the
family of florida evans, a maid of edith's cousin maude. >> you're in my chair, maude. >> reporter: "good times" was much more than a spin-off of a spin-off. >> the evans are a black family living in the projects in chicago. there's a kind of earthiness, a reality that norman lear is trying to set up in a certain way that i think is appealing to people. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: its cast and two african-american creators made it a major tv milestone and a source of laughter and inspiration to viola davis. >> to see a family living in a sort of financially challenging situation in the ghetto but still trying to find some, you know, patches of joy and happiness and forward movement and still thriving just really spoke to me. >> reporter: "good times" also featured a breakout character in
older son j.j. and "snl" vet jay pharoah ready to deploy his catchphrase that swept the nation. >> dy-no-mite! >> you go like this and say dy-no-mite. it just makes you feel good. >> reporter: corrine foxx, daughter of jamie foxx who who starred as george jefferson last spring. >> you hear that. she called me mr. jefferson. >> reporter: is on board as the evans daughter thelma. >> he keeps offering to help me. i'll help you rung your lines. i'm like, dad, i have viola davis to run my lines. i don't know if i need you. >> reporter: 50 years after its inception "all in the family" and archie bunker still stir audiences to laughter and outrage and back again. >> you ain't got a black president, jefferson, because god ain't ready for that yet. >> wait a second. wait a second. what? >> it feels like as much as things have changed they also have not changed as much so some of the lines that come out of
archie's mouth you just can't believe someone is saying this. >> what is it like to get the laughs from the live studio audience when playing this character? >> that is euphoria. >> it couldn't be more exciting. what i get out of it all, the laughter i get out, i am positive has added time to my life. ♪ those were the days >> so let there be laughter and lots of it tonight, lara. >> i cannot wait. chris, thank you so much. you guys can check it out tonight on abc. meantime, we need to head over to ginger. >> lara, i've got a "gma" moment from davenport, iowa. somebody is not in the holiday spirit. ♪ ♪ silent night
>> yeah. that's 4-year-old liam. he does the whole song like that, by the way. thank you for sending that to us. we got a good laugh. hope you did too. share your "gma" moments on my all right. we're going to turn now to an emmy award-winning reality show called "born this way" changing the way we perceive people with down syndrome. abbie boudreau sat down with the cast. >> one, two, three. merry christmas.
>> happy holidays. >> reporter: the cast of "born this way" back together for one last time with an emotional holiday series finale. >> you are my inspiration. >> reporter: the emmy award-winning reality show following the lives of young adults with down syndrome. >> what do you want them to see? >> that i'm a public speaker. i want them to see how much i've grown like independent. >> is that important to you as her father? >> absolutely. they are capable of many, many things, much more than most people know. >> what are some common misconceptions out there about people with down syndrome? >> i think some of the biggest misconceptions is that they can't be included in classrooms. that they can't graduate from high school. they can't have jobs or relationships. >> or get married. >> or get married or live independently. >> reporter: but the show shattering those stereotypes. and making a real difference. >> i see all the moms coming to me and saying, you really have
touched me and my child and i want to keep my child because of you guys. >> reporter: now, rachel and megan with big dreams beyond the show. >> my next step is movies. >> what is next for you? >> i think trying to start to have my own talk show. and be a tv host. like "good morning america" or -- >> she's trying to take my job. trying to totally take my job. >> don't limit her. >> reporter: for "good morning america," i'm abbie boudreau, los angeles. >> thanks to abbie for that special story. the "born this way" series airs tonight on a&e. coming up, guys, michael b. jordan. coming up, guys, michael b. jordan.
good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from "abc7 mornings." a federal bankruptcy judge has approved two pg&e settlements totaling $24.5 billion over two recent wildfires. they worked out a deal with the attorneys to eliminate the need for the governor to sign off on the settlement. >> good morning, everyone. we are looking at floods this morning and several reports starting in san francisco right now. this is northbound 101 at octavia and all lanes experiencing flooding there. and on the mariposa and the 18th street off ramp, flooding there. and off to oakland where westbound 980 at jackson street, report of flooding and also the
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rain is hayward and this going to stick around 8:00 this evening. >> thank you, mike. we will have another abc7 news ♪ ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ welcome back to "gma" and we have a great guest to bring out right now. you know him from the "creed" movies and "black panther" now starring in and producing the new movie, "just mercy," please welcome michael b. jordan. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> how are you doing, lara. >> good to see you. >> hello. hello. >> pleasure. thank you so much. >> how you doing? >> really good, man. [ cheers and applause ] >> you know, i'm just going to
say, i have not -- i have not seen a -- we haven't seen a standing ovation in a long time, man. [ cheers and applause ] >> my fan club travels in packs right here so i appreciate them showing up to represent. >> we called in extra security so we got you, man. you grew up in the new york area. >> i did. >> checking you out on instagram the other day, you got to be excited to be home because i'm watching instagram and you look excited. you were grooving, man. >> i been in berlin for the past three months so i got a chance to come home and just being around familiar areas, i just got inspired. >> happy feet. >> i did. >> i was moving. i had a good time. >> so will you spend the holidays here? >> getting ready to go back to los angeles so unfortunately i've left the east coast but, yeah, it is better for my family. the weather is a little bitter. mom and dad, easier living for them out there and i just had a nephew so i'm uncle mike now.
>> congratulations. [ applause ] >> i can't wait. i can't wait to finally meet him. i'm getting ready to go back west and meet my nephew >> that's fantastic. >> yeah, yeah. >> i'm excited about it. >> we want to talk about "just mercy." congratulations. >> thank you. >> it is so wonderful. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> it is such an important movie and you play bryan stevenson the attorney in this movie. you know, people talk about bryan stevenson as a real-life superhero, an angel. was there pressure to get this role just right? >> i was definitely intimidated when i first met him. only because i know how great of a mane is and i know how important his work is, i just didn't want to mess that up. you know, after you meet him, he's so humble. he's so passionate and he's dedicated his entire life to this amazing cause. and i wanted to just make him proud. he is a much better person than a many. after talking to him i said, listen, i got to do et abouter.
he also motivated me to put this movie together and also continue his work and continue his message outside of the movie because i think it's extremely important today. i think it's extremely important >> that's the whole takeaway. it motivates us all to do better and carry more. >> i know cecilia has seen it. you've done him justice. trust me. you guys want to see a little bit here? okay, here we go. this is "just mercy." let's check it out, michael b. jordan. >> you can't keep an innocent man in prison while you salvage your reputation. >> the people in this county hired me to keep them safe. >> what people are you talking about right now? the ones from this neighborhood or the ones from the black community you took him from? do you think they feel safe? >> your job isn't to defend a conviction, tommy. it's to achieve justice. as long as you keep fighting this, someone from your county has literally gotten away with murder. [ applause ]
>> yes. >> it's so deep. it's heavy. >> it's a lot of heavy material. you know, especially shooting in the south, just being in that environment and really you -- it just puts you in the mood of -- you know, the civil rights era. it puts you in the mood of those freedom fighters and trying to channel that essence and, you know, jamie did an amazing job on set of playing music that really got us into mood and out of the mood, you know, so he kind of broke the tension with some songs but he also helped us, you know, set the table for where we were getting ready to perform these scenes and it was heavy but we found mopes of levity to kind o break the tension but it was an incredible movie. i can't imagine shooting that anywhere else. >> jamie was here and talked about how proud he was of you, not just for your role and acting but for what you did behind the scenes with insisting that the production cast and set be all inclusive. >> yes. >> what is it going to take for
the industry to catch up with that. >> i think it's time, honestly. i think -- if we demand something, i mean, the voice of the people is extremely powerful, you know, the people that have spoken is something that goes back since forever and i think if we collectively continue to demand answers from these somewhat biased systems that we'll start to see a change and, you know, thankfully warner brothers ran towards the idea of the inclusion writer, you know, they adopted it with this movie but also warner media and all of their companies under their umbrella also adopted that, you know, inclusion ago as well so we had a chance to help write the language so thousand they hold their companies, you know, to a certain standard with that inclusion and i think that's extremely important. >> jamie is saying the same thing. >> it's a step. you know, we have a lot of steps to go. >> forward momentum is a good thing. he also on a lighter note, well,
he called you a heartthrob. [ cheers and applause ] >> it was him. >> he's always throwing compliments up. >> what do i say to that? it is what it is. >> why, thank you. >> he's very fond of you. >> he's a mentor and a big brother and always been looking out for me. always giving me advice and he just -- he's been through it. you know, so he kind of sees me going through similar things sometimes and just wants to make sure that i'm not making too many mistakes. >> he's looking out for you because you guys have known each other when you were teenagers when you first moved to l.a. this is the first time you two have had a chance to work together. i was with you the other day and you were telling me you were giants fans. you had my jersey on and something happened to it. >> yeah, pro bowl jersey. i was back in -- i was in high school. probably in 11th grade or so and, you know, my best friend, god rest his soul, he passed away a few years ago but at a
barbecue, you know, and he threw me in the pool. during the time we were just throwing people in pools. didn't have cell phones so there was no worry. he tossed me into the pool and the family of the house that we were at ended up drying the jersey and for whatever reason i never got the jersey back and it was something i always kind of a little upset about. >> it's okay, buddy. we got you. >> all-star jersey, man, that's hard. >> pro bowls is tough. >> i don't want you to be as upset so i got you a regular jersey. we'll walk it out here, man. >> oh, man. okay. all right. >> come here, man. >> you know i love you, brother. [ cheers and applause ] >> appreciate you. >> no doubt. i appreciate you. >> okay. this makes me feel better. yes. >> but i tell you what, michael, you deserve a standing ovation. everything you do has made
people feel better and inspires people and this movie does more of the same. this is an amazing piece of work. we're so happy you did this and everybody, please go see "just mercy." it is in select theaters christmas day. it opens nationwide on january 10th. give it up for michael b. jordan. [ cheers and applause ] coming up, we have our secret santa surprise. we'll be right back. [ applause ] ♪ you know when you're at ross and you find their favorite hero... ...at a price that makes you the hero? yes! that's yes for less. yes! with hot holiday toys for all ages, ross is your toy destination. it feels even better when you find it for less. at ross. yes for less.
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♪ jingle bells we are back now with our "gma" secret santa series. we're spreading holiday cheer all across the country. this morning, santa's got an epic surprise for navy servicemen and women based in norfolk, virginia. but first let's meet some of these inspiring military families. they are the families of the norfolk naval station. >> i was out to sea and i just got back yesterday and i'm excited to be home to see my daughter and my husband and to spend time with them this holiday since i wasn't able to spend time with them last christmas. >> being away from family is always rough. >> reporter: all these families cherishing the time they're able to spend with loved one this year like patina alexander whose husband joseph was almost deployed for christmas. >> we were not expecting him to be here for christmas. it's fortunate he's here.
i'm cherishing every moment he's here. >> reporter: and trying to make the season magical for the children in their live. >> nice to put up a tree and see christmas through the eyes of a child because it's so different, it's like nothing that you see anywhere else. >> reporter: for the holman family the months they spend separated helped them start a special tradition they still carry on each christmas eve. >> when my husband would pull into ports he would go to the library they had located on the bases and he would pick out children's books to age appropriate for our children and he would record them on tapes and then he would send the tapes back home to the children. >> i've continued the tradition. every christmas eve i read "the night before christmas" to my gra gra grandchildren. they want us to remember all the others far from home. >> they've given their time and service for a worthy cause.
>> reporter: we wish them a very merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> all: happy holidays. >> all: merry christmas! >> yes. those navy families, those navy families are joining us now live from the navy exchange store in norfolk, virginia, and dan kennedy, our secret santa from 13 news now is there with them. these families have all gathered there for a ralph because they think one lucky family will be getting their holiday layaway plan paid off this morning. >> that's exactly right and good morning to you, michael. there's so much excitement in this room. [ cheers and applause ] we have santa claus here. 62 families. how about that? this is naval station norfolk.
this is the largest naval base in the world here at naval station norfolk. as you mentioned one lucky military family will get their layaway paid off. i'm happy to be joined by one of the families now. alana right now and her 10-year-old daughter talia. you spent more time with your daughter and a single mom. how has it made it more challenging? >> it has made it rough financially but we do what we got to do to make ends meet and it's a sacrifice just like when you're on active duty you got to do what it takes. >> you started christmas shopping in october. what would it mean to have your layaway paid off? >> amazing. let's do it. >> let me tell you -- [ cheers ] i've got the name right here in my pocket. and you see what that says? it's everyone. [ cheers and applause ] bring out the gifts.
you get a gift. you get a gift. you get a gift. everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> absolutely amazing. really amazing. oh, man. i'm sure that -- >> there's the big surprise. how does make christmas for you? >> i'm happy for everybody. everybody deserves it. [ cheers and applause ] >> we'll send it back to you, michael. >> all right, dan, thank you very much. how amazing is that. >> 62 families. >> 62 families. >> all of their layaway paid off. >> a great way to celebrate the holidays. >> give so much to our country. this is the least we can do.
it's amazing. all the work of our wonderful partners at the nonprofit organization called payaway the layaway for families in need and last year you at home donated over $300,000 this time for christmas and we want to do it again this year, everybody. so we've got an elf here to kick things off. come on out here, elf and kick this off. [ cheers and applause ] our friends at hasbro are chipping in $10,000 to get this thing started and to find out how you can make the holidays brighter for these families go to our website at goodmorningamerica.com or payawaythelayaway.org. >> let's do one more dance, billy. >> i wasn't going to make you do it but thank you for it. >> ginger, over to you. >> billy and his elf dance made my day. i'm happy and the payaway to
layaway. now a first look at a compelling new drama on abc. it's called "for life" inspired by a true story that follows a wrongly convicted prisoner who learns he is about to become a grandfather then he becomes a lawyer and fights for other inmates while fighting for his own freedom. take a look. >> i aaron wallace is serving a life sentence tore something i didn't do. except today for the first time i've got a way back. >> how are you here? >> hard work and good will. what you want, man? >> wow. okay. "for life" premieres tuesday, february 11th at 10:00, 9:00 ce
michael, i'm going to be doing that elf dance all day. >> i'm with you. >> what's coming up on your show. >> we have a little more than that coming up. 'tis the season and we're having fun prepping for the holidays this afternoon, everybody. >> can you do that dance again, michael? >> go ahead and tell them. >> hayley hashoff has one dress three looks. >> plus tips and trick force a festive home. >> we'll see you at lunchtime. we're going to dance into our next "gma" segment and about how to make
make them look like yoda. cut off the angel's head with all due respect and suddenly you have yoda. katie. >> hey, i am obsessed with baby yoda and i love that people are taking this baking hack all over the internet. happy baking, everyone. >> love it. and we are here with wendy kou who made her own life-size baby yoda cookie the other day. that is huge and very impressive. wow. >> that's like serious business. this is much easy. >> a lot easier. it took a number of hours but we have something easy. store bought dough or your grandma's favorite recipe. >> and an angel. >> yes. >> sans the head. >> hey, what are we looking at. >> roll out the dough. >> sim. >> add a quarter inch, half inch to have a nice cookie dough/frosting ratio and take this angel cutter and cut out
different size yodas. >> i'm going with the big one. >> this is fun. >> then so unfortunately we have to remove part of the top so make it kid friendly. >> no yodas were harmed in the making of these cookies. >> you can do it at home with your kid. >> remove the angel head. merry christmas. and suddenly you have yoda. fun part for everybody is the icing. >> frosting. >> definitely. [ applause ] so decorating is definitely the best part. we'll first put an outline for the head part with green. >> that way you sort of color within the lines which some of us need. >> use the brown part. >> then for the eyes -- >> outline first. >> if you don't have a piping bag at home take a ziploc and just cut off the small
>> or if you're eating it yourself you can finger paint. >> super easy. >> amazing. >> anyone can do this. great activity with your kids and super impressive. >> so fun. yoda is all the rage. really fun cookies. we all have christmas breaks, holiday breaks and lots of time and hopefully everybody has an angel cutout. we thank you for showing us how to make this. very easy. it's really fun. we want to you get the cookie hack on our website. thank you, katy. cookies are coming. we'll be right back on "good morning america." [ cheers and applause ] let's eat. cookies! yoda!
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from "abc7 mornings." here's mike nicco with our forecast. >> thank you, kumasi. while some of us are enjoying th break as the first round of rain is moving to the east, another round is lining up. so expect light to moderate showers, and lightning is less likely and so is ponding on the roadways. you can see that the intensity does taper into the afternoon and evening hours. we will get a break for a few days before more rain this weekend. good morning, everyone. so this has really been a messy commute with the rain and impacting everyone coming into work. a couple of things quickly. we have a special report. now reporting george
stephanopoulos. welcome back to our special coverage of the impeachment of president trump. want to go straight to the house floor where the articles of impeachment are being read. >> he did so through a scheme or course of conduct that included soliciting the government of ukraine to publicly announce vest gaug investigations that would benefit his re-election and influence the 2020 presidential election to his advantage. president trump sought to pressure the government of ukraine to take these steps by conditioning official united states government acts of significant value to ukraine on its public announcement of the investigations. president trump engaged in this scheme or course of conduct for a corrupt purpose in pursuit of personal political benefit. in so doing president trump used the powers of the presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the united states and undermined the integritf