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good morning, america. breaking overnight, that stand you in oregon turning deadly. a shoot-out erupts between the fbi and anti-government protesters. killed. his supporters say the rancher the air. our team on the scene right now. he's out, donald trump now saying he won't show up to thursday's debate taking on fox >> this is a lightweight. this is not a reporter. this to me is just a lightweight. megyn kelly shouldn't be in the >> ted cruz challenging him to a personal showdown. >> i would like to invite donald right now to engage in a one-on-one debate with me any time between now and the iowa caucuses. >> the trump campaign speaking out to "gma" this morning. that dangerous zika virus is spreading. an emergency meeting in the white house, president obama in the situation room. the number of cases growing in the u.s. at least 20 now reported as airlines offer refunds to
an abc news exclusive. >> i have lost my mind. >> the young doctor caught on camera violently confronting an uber driver speaking out for the first time, now suspended from the hospital facing threats online. what she really wants people to know about that night. she's joining us live only on "gma." and good morning, america. busy wednesday morning. robin on assignment. great to have lara back. michael is here. amy, everybody is here. never a dull moment, donald trump. >> no. >> he's pulled out of tomorrow's debate and see him unleashing on megyn kelly. did it again last night taking the feud to a brand-new level and his campaign manager will join us with the latest in a moment. >> a lot to talk about. first to the breaking news in oregon. the weeks' long standoff between anti-government protesters and
the leader and several members of the group now under arrest. abc's neal karlinsky has the late in burns, oregon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a dramatic and sudden turn of events here out here overnight with no warning. as a result all of the group's leadership has been taken into arrested except for one armed rancher killed by law enforcement here overnight. this morning, a shoot-out between the armed occupiers of the federal wildlife refuge in rural oregon and police including the fbi has left one occupier dead and another wounded. group leader ammon bundy and his brother were arrested in the shoot-out and could be seen handcuffed on the road. the armed militia seized control of this national wildlife refuge occupied it ever since. group's spokesman lavoy finicum during a traffic stop outside
this month. >> we have no intent of pointing a gun at anybody. we must be clear, who's pointing guns at me and ammon, they have. who said we will shoot you? we never have. they have. >> reporter: ranch supporters claim he was murdered in cold blood. his daughter is saying the father of 11 had his hands in the air when he was shot. >> they just unloaded on him and just shot him like a whole bunch of times and they killed him. >> reporter: as a local hospital in the nearby town of burns went on lockdown while treating one suspect, authorities said at least eight were arrested including an online blogger who supported the group. >> women and children need to get out of there right now. >> reporter: and john ritzheimer famous about being willing to standoff. >> nobody here will fire the first shot. >> reporter: it was in its 24th day and had been mostly peaceful but townspeople and oregon's
been allowed to continue so long. the big question now is what happens out at the wildlife refuge. there are still people holed up in there and law enforcement has a presence as well. they have set up road blacks throughout the area. there was also a concern that lavoy finicum will be made a martyr. there was a lot of anger over his death at the hands of law enforcement. the facebook page is filled with people posting about that. we'll continue to monitor the situation out here, amy and george. >> all right. thank you. that surprise move from donald trump. five days from the iowa caucuses he's shaking up the race again. this time by pulling out of tomorrow's final debate before the first votes. we're going to talk to his campaign manager in just a moment. first abc's tom llamas has all the latest from des moines, good morning, tom. >> reporter: george good morning. the gop frontrunner once again playing by his own rules, trump
30-minute news conference that was incredible to watch. he went after fox news. megyn kelly, roger ailes and ted cruz and lived to take them all on. donald trump says he will not participate in thursday's republican debate hosted by fox news. >> i won't be doing the debate. i'm going to have something else in iowa. we'll do something where we raise money for the veterans and the wounded warriors. we'll do something simultaneously with the debate. >> reporter: trump furious at fox news, on tuesday he posted this message to social media, attacking megyn kelly, one of the debate moderators. >> megyn kelly's really biased against me. she knows that. i know that. everybody knows that. do you really think she can be fair at a debate? >> reporter: fox news responding with a press release mocking trump reading in part "we learned from a secret back channel that the ayatollah and putin both intend to treat donald trump unfairly" and
twitter followers." >> they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else. so let them have their debate and let's see how they do with the ratings. >> reporter: as for megyn kelly -- >> this is a lightweight. this is not a reporter. this is a lightweight. megyn kelly shouldn't be in the debate. >> reporter: the fox news anchor saying overnight her question to trump is the first debate about his treatment of women was fair game. >> i maintain it was a tough but fair question and we agreed to disagree. >> reporter: i asked trump if his rivals will now use this to their advantage. do you think by skipping the debate they'll attack your temperament. >> no, i think my temperament is great. i built a great corporation. i built a great company but i think when fox sends out their little like written by a child about putin, et cetera, et cetera, then i say let them have their debate. >> reporter: but overnight senator ted cruz insinuating trump is scared of megyn kelly. >> if he's unwilling to stand on
candidates then i would like to invite donald right now to engage in a one-on-one debate with me any time between now and the iowa caucuses. >> reporter: now trump has a new fight brewing over his religion. jeb bush questioning if trump is even a christian at all. >> you don't think he's a christian. >> no, i don't know what he is. >> reporter: and ted cruz is hammering this attack on donald trump that he's skipping the debate. he's actually launched a website called duckingdonald.com where he continues to challenge trump to a debate. as for fox news they released a statement overnight we can't give in to terrorizations towards any employees. trump is still welcome at thursday nights debate and will be treated fairly. so much going on. >> let's talk to trump's campaign manager, corey lewandowski. you heard it right there, corey. mr. trump is still welcome at the debate. any chance he'll show? >> well, george, it's great --
so. look, here's where we are, megyn kelly is totally obsessed with mr. trump. she's done multiple shows on why he shouldn't be even involved in the race on television. she's completely obsessed with him. and honest debate. >> you know -- >> hold on, donald trump is the best debater on that stage. he's participated in six debates. he's won every single one by every poll. he's not afraid to debate anybody. he does more television and radio interviews than all other candidates combined and answered your questions including yours multiple times. you know that. this is not that issue. the issue is an issue of fairness. >> let me press you on that, corey. >> mocking a front-runner, that's not appropriate to have someone like that on the debate stage. >> that's a separate issue from megyn kelly because, you know, you say that megyn kelly appears to be obsessed with donald trump. right now it appears that he seems to be obsessed with her. jut put out a tweet saying i refuse call megyn kelly a bimbo because that would not be
lightweight reporter. why not go up on the stage and take the question. >> look, he's not afraid to take the question. been on six debate stages and won every single one and every poll said that and answers every question from every reporter including yours. you know that. he's happy to sit down and do interviews and answer the questions that the american people want to hear about. what fox wants to do is they want to have 24 million people tune in to watch donald trump so that their anchors can have the story about them. this is what happened in the first fox debate. no one was talking about the answers that the candidates gave, they were all talking about the moderator's questions, the exact same thing that happened with cnbc and the rnc realized it was such a disaster that they removed nbc from future debates because it's about the moderators. >> if that's what you're worried about how about ted cruz's challenge, a one-on-one debate with donald trump before the iowa caucuses? >> look, ted cruz, if he's the last man standing and it comes down to a two-person race donald trump will be happy to debate him.
great his campaign is and has the greatest ground game in the history of iowa. what we see is his position on ethanol has flipped and flopped and governor bransome has said he should not be elected in the state of iowa, a remarkable feat for a sitting governor. we see that number of people have come out and basically said mr. trump is the best person in this race for the state of iowa and moving forward including -- >> corey -- >> including jerry falwell jr. it's up to the people of iowa to decide who ultimately on monday will be the caucus winner but i can tell you donald trump is in the state of iowa competing every day for votes. and we'll be here all weekend. >> corey, you're a political pro. aren't you worried about that possibility of an empty podium at tomorrow night's debate? >> look, you know what it is, when donald trump goes tomorrow night into des moines, iowa, and we start raising money for veterans and wounded warriors, have multiples of millions of dollars raised for them and the american people tune in because they want to support that and fox goes back and says they
watching their debate instead of 1 million, it's a disservice to the american people. you and i both know the only reason their ratings are as high as they were on the first debate is because donald trump was on the stage. highest rated cable television show in the history of tv and that's because donald trump was on the stage. people who bought advertising time thinking donald trump would be on the stage will be very disappointed when nobody decides to watch it because politicians are all talk, no action. it will never solve the problem. >> corey lewandowski. bernie sanders getting ready to meet with the president today. hillary clinton leading by 19 points. which is sanders best showing yet. let's go to jon karl in des moines. >> reporter: good morning. amy. bernie sanders is catching up to hillary clinton nationally and
has momentum. closing in on hillary clinton in iowa, bernie sanders confidently took a detour to neighboring minnesota. >> what a turnout. >> reporter: overnight 15,000 people turned out in st. paul after 6,000 flocked to see bernie sanders in duluth. >> as we're seeing here today that has the energy that has the enthusiasm, that has the momentum to take us all the way to the white house. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: today sanders visits the white house for a private meeting with president obama who just this week rejected comparisons between his historic 2008 campaign and what sanders is doing now. >> our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. >> reporter: in a new tv ad clinton's campaign touts her decades of experience which she told a crowd of 500 supporters stands in contrast to bernie
>> that i'm not just shouting slogan, i'm not just engaging in rhetoric. i've thought this through. i have a plan. >> reporter: and when a supporter in iowa suggested clinton should appoint obama to the supreme court she seemed genuinely intrigued. >> nobody has ever suggested that to me. wow. i love that. wow. >> reporter: there is more good news for sanders. a poll shows him polling ahead of clinton. 49% for sanders and 45% for hillary clinton. george. >> does have some momentum there. we'll bring in matthew dowd, as well. got to talk more about donald trump and that big decision. let me begin with you, you just heard corey lewandowski and says donald trump won't show tomorrow night. does this hurt him or help him. >> we've gone from uncharted territory to the middle of the ocean in the dark with no compass. i have no idea what this is
i think it all turns on whether the voters in iowa think that it's a sign of strength that he's not doing it or a sign of weakness and we don't know right now what the perception will be and that's where i think it will turn whether it's an asset or liability over the in next five days. >> what has worked for donald trump up until now he always appears to be strong and always to be unafraid to say whatever is on his mind. you've been reporting. his opponents saying he's afraid of taking tough questions. >> reporter: and you can expect more. we are facing the prospects of a debate where there is an empty podium at center stage. you can bet all of the other republicans are going to be pointing to that empty podium and saying donald trump was simply afraid to show up for a fight. the strange thing about this is it is such a high risk move at just the time when everything seemed to be breaking donald trump's way. his lead nationally has never been larger. he was polling ahead here in iowa. and he polls off what is a very high risk move.
mistake. >> so going back to your analysis, matthew, is this seen as strength or weakness, what's your gut on where that goes? >> i think in the short term reaction i think his voters, donald trump's voters will see it as a sign of strength. i think that's what the immediate reaction will be. it puts a lid on his capacity to grow because others see it as a sign of weakness but for the short term up to iowa i think they'll see it as a sign of strength. >> thanks very much. a clarification from yesterday's interview with donald trump. i incorrectly identified a republican strategist in one of my questions, it was henry barber, not haley barbour. i apologize. a 23-year-old american citizen behind bars accused of planning a massacre at a masonic temple in milwaukee pierre thomas has the latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the fbi claims it stopped a
charging a terror suspect out to spark a religious war allegedly. with attacks nationwide. this morning samy mohamed hamzeh is in jail this morning accused of plotting a killing spree targeting this milwaukee masonic temple. >> scary to say the least. you never know what's going to happen or where. >> reporter: the alleged plot laid out in chilling specificity, the plan to lock the doors of the temple and systemically execute 30 people. using machine guns, equipped with silencers. according to the fbi, hamzeh sought to launch it with two other radicals touring it last week after practicing at a local firing range. agents say the 23-year-old american citizen was caught on surveillance tape describing in detail his cold-blooded mission. annihilate everyone, when we go into a room, we will be killing everyone. if this hit is executed, it will be known all over the world. such operations will increase in
the people will be scared. our abc news affiliate wsin learned hamzeh was recently fired from hi kickboxing gym where he worked as a trainer for just three weeks. let go after he was allegedly aggressive what clients and disparaging to america. >> that shot up a huge red flag and he was all out about how terrible the government we have yet he lives in america. >> reporter: but it was all a sting. the two other radicals were undercover working with the fbi. the investigation launched in september of last year after the fbi learned of hamzeh's alleged radical thinking from an informant. the fbi says hamzeh wanted to attack to defend islam. he was arrested this week after allegedly buying machine guns and placing them in his car. amy, george. >> all right, pierre thomas with the latest from washington, thank you. okay, outside to rob. boy that snow came fast and is leaving fast too. just in the last three days. i want to show you a comparison of where i'm standing now, what it looked like during the
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at least for a couple of days. >> they are shedding layers out here, amy and george. come out and enjoy at least for now before it gets colder. >> coming up on "gma" that abc news exclusive, the doctor caught on camera attacking an uber driver, she joins us live sharing her side of the story for the first time. then new concerns about the dangerous zika virus spreading. more cases reported here in the u.s., dr. besser joins us with what all travelers and pregnant women need to know. and big news about oprah making more millions. headlines for dropping 26 pounds
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welcome back to "gma." this video of a doctor attacking an uber driver making a lot of headlines and getting millions of views online. now she is joining us telling her side of the story in an abc news exclusive that is just moments away. also right now, donald trump making a lot of news again about tomorrow's gop debate even before it happens, says he's not going to do it and he's been challenged by ted cruz to a one-on-one debate this morning. his campaign manager said he would gladly debate cruz if it came down to a two-man race. new booking photos of the anti-government protesters emerging after that deadly shooting overnight and one protester killed. another wounded in the shoot-out. so many people this morning are remembering actor abe vigoda, honoring his legacy and michael is going to have more on that coming up in a bit. >> he was one of the first viral stars before most of us knew
a role in "the godfather." >> "barney miller" too. looking forward to that. we begin with that young doctor at the center of that violent confrontation with an uber driver. anjali ramkissoon is here to talk about what happened for the first time since that video went viral viewed more than 5 million times and we'll get to that after this from abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: it's the video that spread like wildfire. >> i have lost my mind. >> reporter: anjali ramkissoon is a fourth year neurology resident at one of miami's most prestigious hospitals but last week she was belligerent. >> i'm a five foot girl that weighs 100 pounds. i'm getting really belligerent. >> reporter: caught on camera with an uber driver. it happened in the heart of downtown miami. >> call 911 please. >> reporter: ramkissoon thinks this is her driver. it isn't. he's waiting to pick up someone else. but still she demands he drive her after things get physical
she gets into the car and does this. many of you chiming in right away online via letter writing this person should not be practicing medicine. another saying, i wouldn't go anywhere near the facility for medical care if she continues to work there. and another saying, she should be arrested and charged with assault. but the driver speaking to local station wtvj is not pressing charges. >> she was erratic. she was like screaming, cursing, you know, calling me names. >> reporter: ramkissoon now on administrative leave from the hospital while it conducts an internal investigation and uber has suspended her. for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> dr. anjali ramkissoon joins us now. welcome to "gma." thanks for coming on this morning. that video is so hard for all of us to watch. i can't imagine what it's like for you. when you look at it what do you see? >> i see a person that is not
video. every time someone brings it up or tries to ask me what was happening at this point, i can't. >> so what was happening? >> i was really -- a lot had happened that day actually. the events leading up to that point, my father had been placed in the hospital and just minutes prior to that altercation with the uber driver, my boyfriend and i of two years had just broken up so he went home, i was there by myself. >> you guys have been drinking. >> yes, and i knew that i had had a few drinks so i decided -- actually i had driven to that place that night. but i did not want to drive my car home so i left my car there and that was why i was trying to get the uber to get home. >> everything you said sounds pretty bad but you know it's no excuse, right? >> there is absolutely no excuse for my actions. i am ashamed.
this. my family, my friends, my job. the uber driver, no one deserves to be treated that way and that is -- that's not me. >> did you apologize to him? >> i did. so we actually settled while we were out there -- i paid for the damages and i apologized to him and he accepted my apology and i'm so thankful that he did not press charges, that he did not have me arrested. i'm grateful. >> has anything like this happened before? you did seem to snap there. >> i did. i was extremely stressed out that day. it was probably one of the worst days of my life and i was caught at my lowest moment and nothing like this has ever happened. it was completely out of character. anyone that knows me, they see that video and they say that's not you and it really just -- it's not me. >> any part of yourself see yourself doing this and get a handle on it and say, wait, i've lost control here? >> you know what, hindsight is 20/20.
say could have, should have, would have and in the moment i was just so angry, i wasn't really thinking and if i could take it back, i would. >> you've invested a lot in your career. >> i have. >> as a doctor. now suspended. >> yes. >> you saw some of the comments in gio's piece saying this person should not be a doctor. what do you say to them? >> i had a bad night. i made a huge mistake. the biggest mistake of my life and that person is not me and, yes, i'm on administrative leave from my job right now, but at the same time, this is not just affected my career it's also affected my family, it's affected my personal life. i get it. i did something extremely horrible and i'm extremely sorry for it. but i've also been receiving horrible messages on cyberspace, the cyberbullying, my family was targeted.
i received messages telling me i should kill myself. that i should have been raped that night. i don't -- i think it's ridiculous and i am here to own up to what i did. i'm taking responsibility for it and i'm asking for forgiveness. >> how do you make it good and get your job back? >> i think the best thing at this point is to just take responsibility for what i've done. i did it. and i'm ashamed of what i did. and this would never happen again and i think at the same time i should also speak out that, you know, to send a message out to people and the public to be careful and use my story as a message as a lesson to be careful what you do in public because the things that we do can be taped and we can have to suffer severe ramifications for these things. >> and i know it's not easy to speak out like this. thanks for joining us this morning.
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we are back now with the latest on the mosquito-borne zika virus. the number of cases here in the u.s. growing. so far, 20 cases in 9 states and another 19 in puerto rico and now a number of airlines including american and jetblue are offered worried travelers waivers and refunds for trips they booked to the affected areas. linsey davis has all the latest. >> reporter: growing concern about the spread of the dangerous zika virus. president obama even convening a meeting on the issue tuesday emphasizing the need to develop a vaccine to fight the virus. the fear is a possible link between the virus and abnormal brain development in developing babies, microcephaly that can cause them to be born with abnormally small heads. >> it's a lifelong problem.
women to avoid these 24 areas where the disease has been detected including el salvador where officials are asking women to not have babies until 2018. only one in five who are infected become ill with symptoms like fever, rash, joint pain or red eyes. the cdc is exploring the possible link between zika and guillian-barre that can cause reversible paralysis. in brazil the health minister saying they're sending 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading the virus. meanwhile, at home, dr. jennifer wu in new york city has been getting many calls from worried patients about traveling. >> we're getting calls every day, unfortunately, any patients with symptoms we are having them tested. >> reporter: others taking action into their own hands. saminta buck 14 weeks pregnant and canceling their babymoon to the caribbean. >> it's absolutely not worth the risk to us to put the baby in harm's way. >> for "good morning america,"
york. >> and joining us now is dr. richard besser. dr. besser, people are canceling vacations to the caribbean, to south america, what areas are we talking about specifically? >> well, here's the thing, there's 24 different places that they found the virus so far but the mosquito is in every country
in the western hemisphere apart from canada and chile so i understand people saying i don't want to wait until they've detected it there. i may cancel now. >> is mexico okay? what islands in the caribbean? >> the whole region is a possibility. >> all right, let's take a look at the map. we now have 20 confirmed cases here in the united states. mostly in the southern states. >> that's right. >> we're obviously not in mosquito season. what's the level of concern it could spread. >> this is the distribution of the mosquito we know that transmits this. a limited number of states. but let's look at this other map. this is a map showing another
it. this summer when mosquitoes are very active we need to be very vigilant in taking them seriously. >> hundreds of thousanan of people are traveling to brazil this summer for the olympics. we already have a pandemic on our hands. what could happen? >> the big concern with global events people come in and the fear is they'll go home with more than souvenirs this is already a pandemic spreading rapidly. the olympics could spread it further. >> it impacts not just pregnant women but everybody who contracts the virus? they can spread it to others. thank you. of course, you will be taking questions throughout the morning. you can tweet him @drrichardbesser or go to "gma's" facebook page and see the latest travel guidelines regarding the virus on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> remembering abe vigoda.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. oprah making big headlines overnight for droroing 26 pounds making more millions too and eating bread every step of the way. >> i don't deny myself bread. i have bread every day. >> she's saying weight watchers has changed her life for good and we talk to dr. ashton live. also this morning, pamela anderson speaking out about her health battle with hepatitis c and her 12-week medical miracle cure. >> i'm just really grateful that i feel like i got 20 years back of my life. super saver secrets. put a thousand dollars in your pocket right now. the apps you can put to work to make money right in your closet. how all your junk can add up to cold, hard cash this morning. go go big or go home and going broke to stay buff. >> it's an investment in myself. >> the people addicted to working out and willing to pay just about anything to do it. why so many are dropping cash to
they can't afford it. all that and from working out to eating cake, it's national chocolate cake day as we say -- >> good morning, america. and there is rocco dispirito right there, national chocolate cake. lara just summed up the magic of "gma." we work out so we can eat chocolate cake. that's what we'll be doing here this morning. got a lot of chocolate cake. >> oh, yeah. chef rocco there is joining us along with three "gma" viewers. so many sent in recipes across the country. we picked three of the best chocolate cakes with a twist and then we have rocco's cake, as well, so we're going to have a big taste-off. >> a lot going on. >> i love this job. >> oh, yeah. file that one under having your cake and eating it too. that big headline is about oprah
watchers weight loss and how she enjoyed, not cake, but bread the entire time. we've got her secret coming up. >> i can't wait to see that. also this morning, another star is making headlines, "modern family's" sofia vergara is caught in a legal battle with beauty companies and we'll tell you why she is suing them for millions. >> a lot on the line. now let's go to amy with the morning rundown. >> all right, good morning, guys. the big story this morning, that malicious standoff in oregon turning deadly overnight. members of the armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge were on their way to a community meeting when a shoot-out erupted during a traffic stop. lavoy finicum who had been acting as the group's spokesman was shot and killed. eight others arrested including the leader ammon bundy. well, new fireworks on the campaign trail with donald trump saying he will boycott tomorrow night's fox news debate. trump is furious with fox and moderator megyn kelly calling them biased. this morning he tweeted, "i refuse to call megyn kelly a bimbo because that would not be politically correct.
lightweight reporter." rival ted cruz is slamming trump's decision saying iowa voters deserve better, so he is challenging trump to a one-on-one debate before monday's caucuses. and federal offices in washington will re-open today for the first time since the blizzard. washington's public schools are open but not those in northern virginia or baltimore. and take a look at this image, the only people at the capitol yesterday to convene the senate
were women. one senator said, it may speak to the heartiness of women to get to work in all that snow. and a health alert this morning. an influential panel says all adults should be screened for depression, especially pregnant women and those who have just given birth. studies have then that at least one in eight such women and possibly one in five develop depression or other mental health issues. the founder of popular bikram yoga will have to pay a massive penalty in a sexual
los angeles jury hit bikram $7.5 million in damages to his former legal adviser. however, the eccentric yoga guru testified he is nearly bankrupt now. finally a photographer is celebrities is getting a lot of buzz for something he. kevin absoch usually gets half a million dollars for portraits of someone famous like malala yousafzai or even yoko ono but the latest photo is of a potato, an organic potato but still just a vegetable. here's the big headline. this photo sold for more than $1 million, and that makes it, if i might say, a sweet potato. >> oh. you did it again. well done. >> it is a good-looking potato. a million dollars. i don't know. >> you just said it's a good-looking potato. >> it is. >> okay.
>> we're going to move on. we have new details now about the drug that may have saved pamela anderson's life. she made headlines by revealing she's free of hepatitis c after more than a decade and we're learning more about the treatment that cured her. abc's jim avila has the story. >> pamela. >> reporter: for pamela anderson who saved lives on tv, it seemed like a real death sentence. >> they told me that i would die in ten years. >> reporter: diagnosed with hepatitis c. >> i just think looking back that i maybe was a little more reckless than i would have been. i think it's always kind of hanging over your head. >> reporter: but then three months ago the incurable suddenly cured in a 12-week medical miracle. >> 12 weeks and gone. yes. >> reporter: anderson had taken the new drug sovaldi and is back promoting vegan shoes and a new cooking show. she had good health insurance covering the near six-figure price tag. not everyone is so lucky, which
>> i'm fred upton. >> reporter: fred upton, congressman from michigan who over the last five years has blocked every bill proposed in congress to change the law that prevents medicare from negotiating the price of prescription drugs. >> the government isn't getting the best prices for their drugs because the government can't negotiate. >> reporter: why are you against that? >> we'll talk a little later. >> reporter: but we've been trying to talk to you for two months. the congressman says 300,000$300,000 in donations he received from drug companies in 2014 has nothing to do with it and he's working on a bill of his own to fix the problem. >> pam, look to the right. >> reporter: but for now only the wealthy and well insured often have access to expensive miracle cures. >> i was really fortunate. >> reporter: for "good morning america," jim avila, abc news, detroit. >> thanks to jim avila for that. now let's go to michael with the "morning menu." >> thank you, george. here's a look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." oprah revealing you can have your bread and eat it too.
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i have a resident named joyce, and she kept complaining about all her aches and pains. and i said "come to class, let's start walking together" and i said "and i bet you money you'll be able to do that senior walk". that day i said "ok it's me and you girl, me and you!" i said "if you need to stop, there's a bench we'll just hang out in the shade." she said "absolutely not! we are going to finish this race!" and we were the last ones in, but you know what? we finished the race. and she goes "desiree, i'll never quit walking. ever" welcome back to "gma." now to the weight loss inspiring
oprah winfrey, two different like takes on the word bread. i was just thinking that. the new weight watch ersers pitch woman and big company investor revealing she lost a whopping 26 pounds on the diet sending stocks soaring and the way she did it while eating bread every day, which she talks about in commercials, is making dieters cheer. abc's abbie boudreau has her diet details. >> my favorite breakfast because i love bread. >> reporter: and her love for bread not slowing down her diet. oprah now announcing her 26-pound weight loss while never depriving herself of her favorite thing. >> i don't deny myself bread. i have bread every day. >> reporter: no denying oprah's longtime struggle with her weight trying for years to stay slim. >> it is amazing to me that i can't lift it but i used to carry it around every day. >> reporter: now she's turning to weight watchers and its calorie counting point system to finally lose the weight and keep it off, and she says it's
tweeting this week to her 30 million followers, "eat bread, lose weight. what? #comejoinme." but eating bread every single day? >> the grainiest, nuttiest seed bread. >> reporter: nutrition istist maya feller says it's possible to lose weight while eating bread but warns not to get carried away. >> don't be afraid of carbohydrates. just know what you're eating. when you pay attention to portion size, you can continue to lose weight. >> reporter: she says read the label, anything with the words whole grain or whole wheat is best for weight loss. the queen of talk now hoping her new weight loss message will inspire others. >> if not now, when? i feel that way, and i know millions of other people feel that way. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> a lot of people talking about this, so we're joined now by abc news senior medical contributor
what do you think, 26 pounds, eating bread every day. how did oprah do it? >> when did bread become like crack? i mean, it's not -- >> for some people it is a beloved treat. >> i know, but let's go back to the basics here. first of all, to lose weight, you need what we call a negative energy balance and data has shown that you need to cut between 500 to 750 calories per day. this goes back to in versus out. you need to burn more than you consume. >> simple math. >> and, again, what you consume as long as you're under that caloric deficit, of course, there can be bread there so to me this is not shocking. >> okay, so it's not shocking but how do our viewers take this information and use it in their own lives? >> well, listen, i mean you know i'm getting a masters in nutrition so i have literally analyzed the data. >> when you're not birthing babies. >> right. >> nutrition expert. >> so i've analyzed basically every single diet, the data, the science, the metabolism behind it and i will tell you that almost every diet that restricts portions and reduces calories
short term. the key is that at two years most diets fail. so it's about moderation and it's about finding what works for you and it's about keeping that off. in general healthwise the mediterranean diet is probably the most well rounded, that's kind of the gold standard but anything can work. >> you and dr. b. always say that, the mediterranean diet. so all breads are not created equal. >> right, listen, if you want to eat bread in moderation, you want to try to go for something that's a whole grain sprouted bread, when you flip that over and look at the ingredients, that's what you should look for. white bread, you know, doesn't come this way in nature so i would say no but you want to enjoy what you eat and a french baguette toasted. >> oh, my goodness. >> maybe dipped in morning coffee. >> really? oh, you just lost me. you lost me with the coffee. smothered in butter, garlic bread. so much we can cheer. >> cheers. >> we can have our bread and eat
throughout the morning, tweet her @drjashton or post your questions on "gma's" facebook page. i couldn't resist, michael. >> we're kind of upset because we don't have bread. >> but we did have our cake. >> yes, we did and now from one star to another who's making headlines, "modern family's" sofia vergara is taking a major legal action to protect her image filing a $15 million lawsuit against a beauty brand for using one of her selfies to promote their product. abc's deborah roberts is here with the latest. good morning, deborah. >> good morning, michael. instagram addicts, beware, like so many celebrities, many of them -- like so many of us actually, celebrities often take to social media to express themselves to highlight a restaurant, an outfit or a place they like, but given sofia vergara's experience high earning stars may want to think twice about that post before pressing share. with her smoldering beauty -- >> is she moving in slow motion? >> reporter: -- comedic timing
most powerful women. this morning the actress is taking steps to protect that reputation with a multimillion dollar lawsuit filed against venus concept and a number of its alleged affiliates she claims have been cashing in on her image promoting their beauty product without her permission or endorsement. >> you talk to me. >> reporter: according to the suit it all started in 2014 with this instagram selfie of vergara getting a venus legacy massage, a treatment she claims she ultimately did not like finding it was a waste of time and money. she would not use it again and certainly would not endorse it. >> now we're revealing miss vergara's super skin secret. >> reporter: but the photo made its way into this "extra" segment and alleges soon after that photos appeared on venus' facebook page, the lavoro laser and the beauty med spa. >> a tweet with a picture is a
but it's an intellectual property nightmare. >> there's nothing like the radiant glow -- >> reporter: had she agreed to the promotion she argues it would have cost the company big bucks. the lawsuit says she pockets somewhere around $15 million for an endorsement and even then retains strict approval on the use of her likeness. her lawsuit accuses the companies of diminishing her brand and profiting through improper and inappropriate use of her image. we contacted the companies involved in the lawsuit and they declined comment. vergara's lawyers though insist in the lawsuit that this all could have been prevented. they asked the companies they say to stop the ads multiple times, but they never did so, of course, guys, now the big question is will this go before a jury or will there be a settlement? >> that's a big threat out there. >> it is. >> $15 million in endorsements. >> she pockets a lot so she has a lot at risk. >> oh, absolutely. >> all right, thank you. >> be careful about those shares. >> exactly.
our supersaver takeover. we've got rebecca jarvis here. she's back with some surprising ways to score big on your old stuff. and i can't believe this one, rebecca, a thousand dollars hiding in your closet. >> it's hiding in there, george. the idea here this morning, minimum effort, maximum benefit and we're showing you how to turn that old closet full of electronics, games, clothes, whatever you got in there you're no longer using into cold, hard cash. throwing away money might have worked for leo's character in "the wolf of wall street." >> fun coupons. >> reporter: but for the rest of us making a few extra dollars sounds a lot more enticing. >> hot potato. >> reporter: enter alexa von tobel. >> hi. >> how are you? >> come on in. >> reporter: today's goal, show mom eliza danielson how to spot a thousand bucks right inside her closet. >> let's see this. >> reporter: first up, turn your old clothes into cash. alexa gives us her secret on how to get the most from sites like tradesy and poshmark. >> bundling them worked well for
get a little bit more money and get rid of more stuff. >> reporter: pairing this dress with these shoes makes an outfit and a quick $100. next, make selling seasonal. >> winter coats, peak time is going to be right in the fall. what else you got for us? >> reporter: cash in on electronics with gazelle and usell. >> new iphone or ipod, sell the old one immediately. old ipods, $20 on ebay. ipad mini, $70 on usell. >> reporter: but always be sure to clear your personal info. >> you still have some calendar invites on this. >> reporter: don't count on that outdated tech with decluttr. >> you get typically a dollar per dvd. this is about $40 worth of dvds. >> reporter: this boombox. >> 40 bucks on ebay. >> reporter: from a pile of crash to a bundle of cash. the clothes selling for $648, plus electronics for 178 and miscellaneous items, another
>> yay. >> reporter: for a grand total of more than 1100 extra bucks for eliza and her family. not bad. an afternoon's worth of work. i want to stress now is also a great time to find that extra money without leaving your home. two additional sites i love, one is gift card granny and probably heard about it over the holidays. now is the time you want to use it. if you haven't used those christmas gift cards sell them online and make money and this one, it's really a no-brainer. it's called missingmoney.com. it's a way to search for forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, old paychecks. you just enter your name, your state and they'll tell you whatever you're owed. so it's missingmoney.com and this is -- i am sure it might come as a surprise to some people, but there are literally millions, even billions of dollars of unclaimed money out there and they are aggregating it. >> you move and never get your
>> bingo. it's out there and i've talked about this in the past. so, now is the time to look for it. it's january and a whole new slew of stuff comes through every year. >> no fee on that website. >> no fee. >> fantastic. great information. >> i'll type my name in now. outside to rob. >> valentine's day fast approaching. what better way to celebrate. they've been married four times. never divorced. >> why four times? >> because i get four gifts. four anniversaries. >> and you agreed to this. >> whatever she says she gets. >> that's a smart man. they got married one time in california, not in pacifica where they have apartment buildings and homes that are going to be falling into the pacific because of these el nino storms. high surf advisories out for socal and parts of oregon with 30-footers. 27-footers by the time they get to the coast and big waves heading towards much of
coming up. >> all right. and for the record one of the four times was also in vegas. you got to do it once in vegas. back to you inside. >> rob, get in here. it's "pop news" time and we begin with a little football news. if you have any interest or the resources to go to super bowl 5-0, you may want to secure your tickets quickly before panthers owner jerry richardson pounces on a lot of them. turns out richardson has announced that he is footing the bill for every single panthers employee to go to the game in santa clara. even the interns are invited. >> wow. >> let's hope cam newton and the boys can dab their way to glory
whole lot of panther pride in that stadium. >> he's a good boss. >> yeah. >> boss of the year. >> not the first time he did it. the panthers have only been one other time to the super bowl. >> that's right. >> he did it that time, as well, and he just believes that it takes a village to get there and that everybody deserves to cheer them on. >> maybe that time is a charm. >> what do you think, by the way? >> today i'm picking carolina and cam newton. >> that was nice. >> i practiced. >> all right, good. i hate to put pressure on you on that. >> thanks. i could change my mind next week. >> always. if you've got the need, the need for speed, brace yourselves, "top gun 2" is coming. "top gun" producer jerry bruckheimer just posted this tweet after a visit with mav vick, tom cruise. he captioned, i just got back from a weekend in new orleans to see my old friend tom cruise and discuss a little "top gun 2." the project confirmed last year right here in "pop news." now we know tom is officially returning to the danger zone.
being written, and the team has revealed this installment will mirror today's changing world for fighter pilots including advanced drone technology. they are writing that into the script. >> "top gun 2." sounds good. >> it's going to be great. jerry bruckheimer was so screenplay. he says, quote, it's brilliant. >> oh. >> so many great quotes in the first movie. >> oh, yeah. >> you did also say it's still being written, didn't you? >> yes, so it has time to become brilliant. jerry, no pressure. putting pressure on everybody this morning. and then finally, have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a cheese factory in south dakota? raise your hand. >> yes. >> don't even think about it. it's against the law. a new infographic we spotted on "the daily mail" has put together the 50 wackiest laws from 50 states and while it would be a crime if we didn't share our favorites, for example, in george's home state of ohio, it is illegal, george, to get a fish drunk.
>> picture him in handcuffs. so sorry to all you partying porpoises in parma, and for amy's college days in georgia, i hope you never kept an ice cream cone in your back pocket. not on a sunday. illegal. >> all right. >> that is illegal, young lady. do not even do it. then jesse, back in your florida college days, how did you get to class? i hope not this way, because if you leave an elephant tied to a parking meter in the sunshine state, the feet better get paid just like a car would. >> what? >> i think it's a good law actually. that makes sense. >> yeah. >> somebody's liable to make that payment.
see you in a minute.tt0w!tw((i! el (.yd tt0w!tw((i! ed (([ tt0w!tw((i% )8x-_d4 tt0w!tw((i% kzx-b+h tt0w!tw((i% n-x-7bd good morning. i'm dave lawrence. it's 8:27. today, the reno city council will review and possibly approve a lawsuit settlement between the truckee meadows fire protection district and the city of reno. the district's board of commissioners approved the settlement regarding fire services. under the agreement the city and truckee meadows will drop the financial claims against each other. but truckee meadows has to pay a little more than 38-thousand dollars in unpaid worker's compensation. changes could be coming to the old citi- center bus plaza. today, the city council will also discuss a proposal to turn the bus terminal into homes, or businesses, or both. if the proposal is approved a search will begin for interested developers. the site was bought in 2008 by the city of reno for 6-point-6 million dollars to help facilitate the freight
joining me now is lindsey matherly with a look at the forecast. warm and dry conditions with high pressure over the region today and thursday. the next system will impact the region early friday and this weekend. rain, high elevation snow and gusty winds on friday with snow levels lowering and significant snow likely in the higher elevations of the sierra for the weekend. forecast remains on track for the end of the week, with high confidence in a winter storm impacting the area. biggest areas of uncertainty are the timing of a cold front forecast to move through the region friday night and saturday, and the potential for a second burst of heavy precipitation on sunday. snow levels will start above 8000 feet, then fall to 5000
myles j. mcmanus middle school and charles j. hudson too >> got to love chris pine on "jimmy kimmel" just the other night having fun with the snow. what a voice, as well. he's here live. we'll talk to him. >> i watched the movie he's in. it's unbelievable. i'm like still nervous. really exciting. yeah, nice voice, chris. >> all right, you know what's also exciting, the fact that it's national chocolate cake day. >> it's still national chocolate cake. >> i already moved on to my second. >> i need a nap after -- >> taste testers trying out viewer cakes right now. they're deciding which one takes the cake coming up in our great taste-off. while we eat, let's head over to michael. >> this is good. >> i know, isn't it? >> that cake, sounds great but right now, a lot of people also focused on fitness, and it can
gym memberships, classes, workout clothes, all that stuff adds up and some are breaking the bank to break a sweat. abc's reena ninan has the latest on the trend. >> hey, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you're a fitness buff. you know, those gym memberships really cost a small fortune for some people and they're spending hundreds and hundreds each month but many say what they get out of it, well, that's priceless. spinning, crossfit, trampolining, acroyoga and so much more. fitness enthusiast ss spending an average of $828 a year in 2014, a jump of $108 from 2012. but is it really worth going broke to get buff? >> up over your head. >> reporter: 38-year-old emily voorhees couldn't imagine her life without working out spending $250 a month at her favorite studio, the bar method. >> the energy that it brings to me, that makes me step out into the world with a little bit of a spring in my step. >> even if it puts a whole in your wallet.
wallet. >> reporter: while she is temporarily unemployed she puts exercise on the top of her priority list. >> i immediately canceled my cable. i don't go out to eat as much. those things really add up. >> they do. >> i can shower there. it's a wonderful community. >> saving on water. >> i'm saving on water. saving on shampoo. >> reporter: and then there's jeremy lindey who has a gym membership and loves to frequent barry's boot camp paying almost $500 a month to get in shape. >> when i spend my money on fitness, it helps with my goals and it helps me look better and makes me feel better. >> reporter: jeremy says the feeling he gets after a good workout is priceless. happier now than ever. >> being relatively shy as a kid, i was kwai yet and it broke me out of my shell. >> reporter: so why are so many people dropping the cash and lifting the weights? >> if they get great results and have a good experience and have a sense of community, they will pay for it.
may be weak, their muscles are stronger than ever. emily said this bar is a lot healthier than the other bar where she could be drinking her money away. >> i understand that but after all the chocolate cake we had here, i think i need to go to the gym. >> you're in perfect shape but you should tell men in america that you do pilates. >> i do pilates, yoga. i got to start again with yoga and work out five, six days a week. it is very expensive, though, but it is worth it. >> it is worth it. >> your health is worth every penny you can spend. now over to you, george, and choking on the cake. >> thank you, mike. i'm here with natalie portman. you'll remember she won an oscar for her role in "black swan." now she's traded in her ballet shoes for a gun belt in "jane got a gun." take a look. >> where? >> oh. >> -- is my child? you counting because i still got
that i ain't going to ask again. >> and natalie portman joins us. you look so sweet right now. >> you know, don't cross me. >> tell us about jane hammond. >> well, jane is a woman who has gone out west, trekked out west so she's obviously hardened by that situation and then she's put in a situation where she has to sort of stand up and defend her home and it's very american. >> you really wanted this movie to happen. you're a producer as well as starring in it. it's a different kind of western. tell us what drew you to it. >> well, i loved the idea of a love story in the wild west because love seems like that kind of lawless atmosphere and this story of this woman having to sort of face her deepest fears in this really challenging environment was very parallel to sort of the experience of making films. >> i'll bet. yeah, it kind of brings out her
you have a great cast. joel edgerton is in it, as well. >> amazing. >> your "star wars" co-star ewan mcgregor. >> actually and joel was also in "star wars" so the three of us had -- >> oh, i had forgotten that. yeah. >> he had a small role but important role
in the second and third of the trilogy that i was part of, so we -- it was nice that we all had that sort of familiarity to start off with. >> so what's it like to have "star wars" back right now? you're in the prequels. have you seen "the force awakens"? >> i haven't been able to see it yet but i've heard it's amazing and it's so nice it's sort of this continuing part of everyone's cultural -- shared cultural knowledge. >> yeah, i loved showing it to my little girls because, of course, they didn't grow up with the first ones. you know, you're really branching out in so many ways. i love some of the projects you're working on right now playing some iconic women, jackie o., also ruth bader ginsburg, the supreme court justice. >> well, she's i think a hero to
that we haven't started yet, hopefully we'll start soon but "jackie," i'm in the middle of right now which has been really, really amazing. she's a fascinating -- >> what is it like when you call up a supreme court justice and say, i'm thinking of playing you in a movie? >> it's extremely inspiring and intimidating because she's such an incredible woman, and she has done so much in such an environment that is certainly not -- was not encouraging to women when she was coming through the ranks as a lawyer and then as a professor and then as a civil rights and women's rights activist. it's pretty amazing to see what she was able to accomplish without ever getting angry about the situation. >> just kept plowing through. and you're living in paris right now. does it feel like home? >> i think the u.s. will always feel like home to me, but it's an incredible experience to get to live in paris. it's obviously a dream city for so many americans, i think,
>> it is. well, i'm glad you could come back to new york today. welcome back to "gma." >> thank you. it's so nice to see you. >> "jane got a gun" opens this friday. now back outside to rob. >> all right, george, we got an eclectic group out here. this young man from -- where are you from again? >> georgia, augusta. >> augusta, georgia. there's a golf course down there. can you get me on? do you have connections. >> no, but i can say that i've been to panama. >> okay. how about st. kitts. can you get me on the island of st. kitts? >> sure. >> sounds great right now. across the great lakes, we got some snow falling across upstate new york and a couple of fronts and troughs coming through. the great lakes including michigan will get some needed lake-effect snow and rain coming into the pacific northwest dropping down into norcal
across the great state of >> this weather report brought to you by nationwide insurance. she's screaming because they got married a fifth time in the last 20 minutes. amy, back over to you. >> thank you. look, i am with breakout star lillyy james winning over the big and small screens in "cinderella" and "downton abbey" and now "pride and prejudice and zombies." the army of the undead. jane austen, and zombies, two of my favorite things. did this immediately pop out at you and think do you want to do it. >> no, i was a bit confused. i love jane austen, i'm english and it's like a birthright. i read it and loved it and somehow works and does quite wonderful things to the story and to the love story. >> yes, you play elizabeth bennett but you've got some
this movie because you're kicking zombies' you know what. what was the training like for that. >> it was really intense. all the girls are the ones that are fighting. we're the heroes saving the men so we wanted to really kick -- >> i saw in the trailer that the man who plays your father says my daughters aren't trained for the kitchen. they're trained to kill. they're trained to fight. it's quite an interesting twist there. >> yes. >> also i heard that you are returning to "downton abbey" for the big finale. >> i am. yes. i am. >> you're just going to say, yep, i am. >> i can't really say anything else so i just sort of smile and say, yes, i am. >> what has life been like for you? this has been a tremendous year. you were fantastic in "cinderella." "downton abbey," what's next. >> at the moment i'm in "war and peace." >> just a small little project. >> epic tale which i love so much. i was filming in russia and i've been spending my time just all over the world making amazing projects.
>> we have been so happy watching you just shine brightly on the small and big screens. thank you very much for joining us. lily james and "pride and prejudice and zombies." if you're interested, i know i am, opens nationwide on february 5th. you're going to stick around, right? >> join us for the chocolate
all right, yay. time now for the moment we have all been waiting for. look at lily james sticking around for some chocolate cake. why not. this is the great chocolate cake taste-off at the tasting table sampling creations from three of our viewers. we have chef and best-selling author rocco dispirito here to help. yay, rocco. >> yay. >> jesse is our cake correspondent. take it away, jesse. >> probably the best job i've ever had on such a great day and we've got to get right into it. right down the line and start tasting these delicious cakes, firstly i'm here with gina from silver lake, michigan. >> go, michigan. >> decadent chocolate cake with a pretzel crust and peanut butter frosting. mm-mm. what is your secret? >> all right, so my secret is the sweet and salty factor so it's the pretzel crust along with a peanut butter frosting makes for the best cake. >> you get crunch, as well.
>> it's a perfect storm. pretzels, peanut butter, chocolate. what else? only marshmallows are missing. sprinkles and you've got it all. >> gina, a fantastic job. next up we have samantha from middletown, delaware. i love the name, high carb low fat vegan chocolate cake. so delicious and healthy. what is it? what is your secret? >> right off, right. >> my secret is using an applesauce and a vegetable puree and that eliminates the fat, ups the nutritional value and it also makes it super moist. >> exactly. >> it looks beautiful and, rocco, this sounds like something right down your alley. what do you hi. >> vegan then no eggs, less cholesterol and high carb means you can carb load with the cake. great without the guilt of eating cholesterol and i'm sure it tastes good. i've had a lot of vegan cakes. let's see. it looks delicious.
>> it's really good. >> icing so good. >> like a mounds bar thing going on. >> this will be tough. finally sherry from morgantown, west virginia. >> a gallon of brandy. >> this is maybe -- best name of a cake. flourless chocolate cake with chocolate curls. >> indeed. >> so walk us through this delicious -- >> it's made with no flour. gluten free, high quality chocolate and infuse hazelnutly your into my ganache. >> wow, rocco. >> the minute you say ganache you've -- you had me at ganache. >> i'm with you. >> getting rid of the flour means getting rid of the gluten and lots of unnecessary calories and tastes good. >> brandy or no brandy. >> delicious. >> there you go. >> now you guys have all given -- >> it really is brandy. >> it actually is. i got to get through the segment
we've got all of our tasters at the tasting table. you guys will now deliberate. >> oh, wait. >> you're not -- >> do we vote? >> tell us very, very soon. while you deliberate give us a quick hint. your best key to making a delicious chocolate cake. >> for me delicious chocolate cake has to have a lot of chocolate and compliment fry flavor. i combine almonds with chocolate. the perfect pairing and i think it's here somewhere. >> who takes the cake? >> have you -- absolutely. >> we cannot -- >> oh, rocco. >> you don't have a unanimous decision. >> all right. tell me -- >> well, that's her favorite but -- we all -- >> we all -- >> there's no way -- >> everybody is going to win. you are know what, everybody gets to share the trophy. >> you got a winner. >> you have to pick. >> all right.
>> you're welcome. >> i'm sure for you, as well. hi, everybody. back with chris pine starring in the new disney action thriller, "the finest hours" as captain bernie weber the real-life hero who took on a vicious nor'easter back in the '50s and one of the guard history. take a look. >> the engine died.
i go the it. >> you got about five seconds, boys. >> so, i want to hear all about playing bernie because this movie was very -- very intense. >> yeah. >> to watch. i can only imagine what it was like playing the real-life character. >> well, i mean there's certainly room for complaining when you're spending 12 hours a day and getting water thrown on you and wind machines and fake snow and you're in a sardine can of a freezing spot in quincy, massachusetts, where they built us this tank on which to perform. but what happened that day this true story that happened in 1952, four men went off in a 36-foot boat. >> yeah, tiny little boat in in the 70-foot waves with no compass in a broken windshield. zero visible, 70-foot wave,
they saved 32 men off four-story tanker that split in half on to a boat that was only supposeded to carry 12 people and got them all back inside. only suffered one fatality. so the facts of that night, what those men went through is so tremendous, so profound that any kind of bs actorly complaining i could have done on the day was quickly silenced. >> is that what drew you to the role, the fact that this was so hard to believe that it was true and that this guy was such a stoic earnest real hero. >> yeah, i mean, i was -- what appealed to me exactly right was this simple, beautiful, unbelievable facts of the evening and also that our film is something that i don't think you see a lot of nowaday, it reminded me of like a '50s studio picture. no we wear our heart on our sleeve, no irony, no self-referencing or self-awareness.
>> it is what it is. it is about good, regular joes doing good things. they're scared but they try to do their best. play bernie weber who is in love with a beautiful woman named miriam played by holliday grainger. >> these fantastic, by the way. >> and they -- he wants to get home to his lady so he can go home and get married and make some babies and have a wonderful life. i love the simplicity of a tale told well. >> which i love as a perfect dichotomy to an upcoming project you have. you are in the new "wonder woman" film. >> it couldn't get any more different. you play the love interest. >> i do. i do. i play wonder woman's man and i'm having a great time, patty jenkins is directing it. we got chuck producing who has done wonderful things. wonder woman is beyond being a stunning woman physically as incredibly smart and i think
amount of love and compassion, a real kind of childlike wonder that this character needs and i think fans will fall in love with. >> i can't wait. big wonder woman fan as a child. i always wondered would i want the invisible plane or cuffs, we will find out how great it is. >> tricks up our sleeves. >> chris pine, always great to see you, "the finest hours" is fine. it is fantastic and it hits theaters on friday.
>> loved your stint "good morning america" is brought to you by brookdale. bringing new life to senior living. >> can i be honest? i'm really glad national chocolate cake only comes one day a year. we love you, rocco. >> rocco, thanks a lot. that was great. >> yeah. >> thanks for sharing your recipes, everyone. have a great day. >> bye. >> have a good day. i'm dave lawrence. it's 8:57. if you're looking to sharpen your cooking skills... a new business in the carson valley area is ready to help. sierra chef is exanding to add a cooking center and will offer pasta making, kids and adult classes, spice mixing and much more.
place where people of all skill levels and ages can feel comfortable learning how to cook. sierra chef's grand opening is tomorrow at 3. students at the university of nevada now have even more options when it comes to transportation. students can now use ' zip-car'. its a service that allows you to rent cars by the hour, day or week. u-n-r students only have to be 18, with a valid driver's license. joining me now is lindsey matherly with a look at the forecast. warm and dry conditions with high pressure over the region today system will impact the region early friday and this weekend. rain, high elevation snow and gusty winds on friday with snow levels snow likely in the higher elevations of the sierra for the weekend. forecast remains on track for the end of the week, with high storm impacting the area. biggest areas of timing of a cold front
friday night and saturday, and the potential for a second burst of heavy precipitation on sunday. snow levels will start above 8000 feet, then fall to 5000 feet or less after the front passes friday night or saturday. significant snow accumulations are likely in the sierra above 8000 feet. liquid totals for friday-friday night will range from 1-2 inches along