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good morning, america. new this morning, turn them off. the urgent warning from the consumer product safety commission about samsung's troubled note 7 smartphone. the fire risk, fears they could burst into flames and don't even think about using them on an airplane. war of words. the candidates launching new attacks. >> she could walk into this arena right now and shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching. >> and this from hillary clinton. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> the reaction to the candidates' comments this morning. [ sirens ] dramatic rescue. the race against time. officers pulling a woman and two infants out of this burning car. >> i started hearing citizens yelling, there's kids in the car. there's kids in the car. >> the emergency workers
? you can't stop me no ? and the battle at bristol. the famous motor speedway transformed into a massive college football stadium ready to host a record crowd. it's tennessee versus virginia tech. we're live at the track for a great gridiron pit stop. and good saturday morning, everyone. we want to thank you for joining us this weekend as there is our own rob marciano -- hey, rob -- surrounded by fans at the bristol motor speedway in bristol, tennessee. they're expecting the largest college football crowd ever, and can i say maybe a record in beer consumption. they have purchased over 500,000 -- a half million beers for this particular game. >> a half million beers? >> a half million beers. >> i'm not sure that should be legal. >> well, you know, it's tennessee, everybody, but the raceway is going to be transformed into a football field as tennessee takes on
more ways than one, as we just mentioned. >> and we can guarantee rob marciano will consume zero of those beers during the course of the day. >> he's on the clock. >> much more to come from bristol. but we're going to start here with the danger and deep inconvenience facing hundreds of thousands who own cell phones owned and made by samsung. >> specifically the galaxy note 7 phone. the federal government is now saying that if you own one of these phones, you should turn it off immediately and trade it in because it can burst into flames. >> yeah, and as you can imagine, this is an especiall situation if your battery catches fire while you're on a plane as this simulation video from the faa demonstrates quite vividly, so abc's gloria rivera has more now from reagan national airport in d.c. hey, gloria, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. our own abc aviation expert calling this potentially a worst case devastating scenario if one of these devices were to blow up on an airplane, and reports are there could be as many as 2.5 million of these devices already
they all need to come back in this massive global recall. this morning, technology giant samsung planning a massive recall. this after an unprecedented warning from the federal government urging customers to power down their galaxy note 7s and exchange them now. this is the latest in what has been a nightmare week for the world's largest smartphone manufacturer. earliek this jeep engulfed in flames reportedly sparked by a charging phone. how quick the dash caught on fire. >> reporter: the cpsc urging anyone who currently owns one of the devices to power them down and stop charging or using the device. that alert going even further than the faa's statement asking any note 7 users to keep their phones completely powered off during flight. lithium ion cells are a massive concern for aviation officials due to potential explosion and fire like these tests. >> i don't think there's ever
i mean, lithium ion batteries power our lives, and as the technology keeps going, sometimes you get manufacturers that just aren't up to speed. >> reporter: samsung says it has confirmed 35 cases so far of its batteries failing leading to burned phones and flames. >> so this is a pretty big blow to samsung. consumer, if they have these phones, should just stop using them. >> reporter: and consumers say there is more headache here and inconvenience while samsung is promising to replace the devices, customers say that process has been difficult, far from straightforward and makes life difficult for so many who say they just can't get through the day for work, taking care of family without their phone, dan. >> yeah, massive inconvenience, gloria, thank you. we're going to switch now to the presidential race, though, and a new comment from hillary clinton overnight getting a lot of attention, maybe not the kind of attention she wants. speaking to wealthy donors at a
called many of trump's supporters racists. trump, meanwhile, is defending his repeated praise of russian president vladimir putin, and abc's devin dwyer is covering it all from washington, d.c. hey, devin. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the rhetoric from both candidates now getting more extreme. donald trump saying overnight hillary clinton can murder someone in broad daylight and get away with it while clinton calling half of trump's supporters deplorables. overnight at a new york fund-raiser, hillary clinton lashing out at trump supporters. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. they're racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamophobic, you name it. >> reporter: the trump campaign calling the comment deplorable as trump in florida defended his controversial affection for russia's vladimir putin. >> oh, donald trump likes putin, and putin likes trump. honestly i don't know the
he's been nice to me. the difference between me and my opponent on vladimir putin and in all negotiations is that i negotiate by creating leverage. >> reporter: but scrutiny of trump's embrace of the authoritarian regime is getting more intense after first praising putin this week -- >> he is really very much of a leader, far more than our president has been a leader. >> reporter: -- trump then defending russia against explosive allegations its hackers broke into dnc computers. >> it's probably unlikely. i think maybe -- maybe the democrats are putting that out. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: that interview airing on state run russian tv contradicting top u.s. intelligence officials who say russian involvement in the hack is all but certain. after meeting for nearly two hours with national security experts, hillary clinton appeared flabbergasted. >> every day that goes by, this just becomes more and more of a reality television show. it's not a serious presidential
>> reporter: now the clinton campaign this morning trying to clarify that deplorables comment saying clearly not everyone supporting trump is hateful, but a spokesman tweeting that they, quote, appear to make up half his crowd when you observe the tone of his events. dan and paula. >> all right. devin dwyer, we want to thank you, and joining us now from austin, texas, is abc news political analyst matthew dowd. matthew, good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> so, not long ago hillary clinton said the last thing we need is a president who brings more name calling to d.c. and yet yesterday she calls half of trump's supporters in a basket of deplorables. do you think this is going to haunt her? >> well, first i have to say when i first heard basket of deplorables, it reminded me of something you'd hear in a "despicable me" movie when like gru can't find his minions, he calls dr. nefario and says get me the basket of deplorables. i think in the book of bad campaign ideas, there is a chapter on attacking voters at a
we've seen this with -- you know, barack obama did this in 2008 when he said they cling to their guns, when mitt romney talked about the 47%. it's never a good idea to go after voters even if you believe a segment of voters is that way in this. i think this will be a bad few days for her. it will ultimately pass over, but the campaign, i know, doesn't want their candidate going after voters. >> okay, so let's talk, though, about donald trump's repeated praise of vladimir putin. this is where the clinton campaign really wants us to be focused right now deplorables. that said, though, for the standard-bearer of the party of reagan to be praising a russian autocrat because he's nice to him, how big a deal is that, and is it going to matter in the end with swing voters? >> well, dan, amazing situation. we've had so many firsts in this campaign, but actually going on russian television and praising an autocratic dictator of the country and criticizing the president of the united states is something we haven't seen.
the united states in northern vietnam and was not heard of for 10 years, 15 years of that. i think it's problematic, but in the end i don't think donald trump's voters really care. they're probably shrugging their shoulders and say it's great that putin likes trump and trump likes putin. move on. i think ultimately this will have to be answered. both of these things, the basket of deplorables and this, will have to be answered in the first debate. >> well, matt dowd, you are anything but deplorable. we love you. thanks for coming on the show this morning. >> take care. that's good. that's a high bar. >> thanks, matt. we want to move now to the new concerns about zika here in the u.s. miami beach is spraying for mosquitoes this weekend as the number of pregnant women infected with the virus rises, and the cdc now saying that the money to fight zika is all but gone. abc's eva pilgrim joins us in studio with the very latest. eva, good morning. >> good morning, paula. concerns and questions this morning about the safety of an insecticide now being used to fight zika in miami beach. initially those in charge said
effective in miami beach because of the wind and tall buildings. but now as more infected mosquitoes are found, the cdc and state recommending it. it's a full-on aerial assault, the battle to wipe out zika in miami beach ramping up, but it's what's being used to kill the mosquitoes that could be carrying the virus that this morning has residents upset. >> it could be extremely effective in killing not only the mosquitoes, the intended ecosystem there. >> reporter: residents taking to the streets with signs. >> we don't want no spray. >> reporter: protesting the newest weapon in the fight against zika in miami beach, aerial spraying. this as there are 56 nontravel-related cases in south florida. 84 pregnant women have been infected with the zika virus, and now the city finding a fourth mosquito pool testing positive for infected mosquitoes. >> we are concerned that the naled actually has more of a
avert. >> reporter: naled is designed to attack mosquitoes in flight killing them on contact. while u.s. health officials say it's safe, naled has been banned in europe since 2012. health officials here in the u.s. say naled is only toxic in high doses pointing out that an ultra low dose is being used in the aerial sprayings, but that is not easing the minds of thousands of concerned residents who want to know more about what's being sprayed over them and their loved ones. >> i just want to know more about side effects of those >> reporter: the spraying comes as the head of the cdc warns that they are essentially out of money in the fight against the virus, this as congress looks to end the gridlock over a zika funding bill that may get another vote next week. for now the aerial sprayings continue. the next one scheduled to happen early tomorrow morning. >> and i can see why people are worried about that. eva, thank you. we're going to turn now to a big twist this morning in a case
docu-series "making a murderer." the attorney general in wisconsin is now appealing a judge's decision to throw out brendan dassey's murder conviction. dassey was one of two men convicted of killing 25-year-old teresa halbach. he was 16 at the time, and his lawyers argue his confession was coerced. abc's adrienne bankert has more. hey, adrienne, good morning. >> reporter: you know what, dan, of course, you're very familiar with this story. now attorneys fighting to prove whether dassey was involved at all. this morning a new twist in the case made popular by netfl "making a murderer." brendan dassey's chance of getting out of prison jeopardized. wisconsin attorney general brad schimel filing an appeal in federal court challenging a state judge's ruling, which overturned dassey's conviction and prison sentence finding that the 26-year-old's confession was coerced. >> be honest. you went inside, didn't you? >> yeah. >> you went in the trailer? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: dassey was found guilty for helping his uncle
when he was just 16 years old. dassey making this emotional plea in a letter he read as part of the netflix documentary. >> i am innocent of the rape and murder of teresa halbach. please help me if you can. sincerely, brendan dassey. >> reporter: but now dassey's lawyer, laura nirider, saying in a statement, "we are disappointed in the state's decision to prolong brendan's case by seeking an appeal. we look forward to continuing to defend his rights in court." and fans, of course, watching it all. prosecutors have 90 days now to either schedule a new trial or release dassey from prison. >> yeah, they're working on it. >> it's complicated. >> it is super complicated. they're working on a second season of that show right now. i spent some time with laura nirider, his attorney, and also with an expert in confessions and they really firmly believe that confess was forced, and that's going to continue to be a huge issue in this case. thank you, adrienne. a lot of other news this
always we kick it over to dr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> hey, good morning to you, dan and paula. sara haines, good morning to you. good morning, everyone. we begin with secretary of state, u.s. secretary of state john kerry announcing that the u.s. and russia have agreed to a cease-fire he says could be a turning point in the five-year-old civil war in syria. the proposed cease-fire, which would include syrian forces that have been fighting anti-government rebels, would begin at sundown monday. if the cease-fire holds, the u.s. and russia would jointly target extremists inside of syria. and in washington despite a veto threat from president obama, congress has passed a bill authorizing families of 9/11 victims to sue saudi arabia. lawmakers on friday paying tribute to those victims on the steps of capitol hill before unanimously passing the bipartisan measure. 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were saudi nationals. and back here in the u.s., four confirmed tornadoes touching down in eastern illinois friday night. the tornadoes tearing through homes and destroying several buildings. people huddling together in the debris in the aftermath.
rain from slow-moving thunderstorms triggered more flash flooding. and the man who shot president reagan, ronald reagan is due to leave the washington, d.c. mental hospital where he spent the past 35 years since that assassination attempt. john hinckley, now 61 years of age, will live with his mother in williamsburg, virginia, in july. a federal judge ruled that hinckley is no longer a danger to himself or the public. and take a look at this. it's an suv you see dangling out of the side of a garage in austin, texas. the vehicle somehow going off the top level of that building suspended six stories above the ground by high tension wires. the driver was able to get out safely. and a big night in springfield, massachusetts, the basketball hall of fame enshrining the class of 2016. nba greats allen iverson, shaquille o'neal and yao ming among the inductees. iverson fighting back tears as
coach john thompson for putting him on the right track and he said saving his life. finally, it's a couch potato's dream come true. imagine this, a burrito delivering drone. true story. google teaming up with the chipotle food chain to test the new drain -- drone on a campus. >> this is incredible. >> on the campus of virginia tech who is playing tennessee today -- by the way, rob there. they say part of the test is to see how the burrito's packaging holds up with the drop. this is the most extensive -- >> wait a second. >> -- test of drone deliveries yet. >> have you ever had a chipotle burrito? >> it's huge. >> if they put it in a package, everything is going to be fine. i'll be an expert. >> virginia tech will find out. >> i love that they're worried about the packaging, not did the burrito survive the fall. >> yeah, exactly. you know what -- >> all part of the same thing. >> it still tastes the same, right? >> yes, that's right. >> all right. speaking of burritos, i'm sure all the college kids want this,
rob marciano who is at the bristol motor speedway. a record crowd of 150,000 expected, not for a nascar race but for a football game. rob, you look like you're in our element. >> it's the hokies versus the vols, but today is not just about football. we are going to make history, just when you thought this season couldn't get any crazier, today we're going to have the largest audience in college football history where they normally run nascar, on that track, the great -- the last great college team, the bull rink, thunder alley, in 19 days they transformed that puppy from a nascar track into a football stadium and they brought in 450 truck loads of dirt and debris and had them raise the ground 3 1/2 feet and transfer some of the buildings into locker rooms and they're going to do that tonight on abc. all right. will weather affect it? there may be some thunderstorms coming through thunder alley but not until late in the day. these will fire today across the
cleveland and buffalo, upstate new york is where you'll see most of the action. out ahead of that another day of extreme heat. not quite as hot as yesterday but we have heat advisories in effect for philadelphia and baltimore, as well. 98 degrees in philadelphia, but there is that cool front that is going to come through tomorrow and cool things off by 15, 20 degrees. it's going to feel a little bit more like fall, which is when we play football. second weekend of college football. we're here in bristo
they're hoping to get it here. dan and paula, back over to you. >> he's having way too much fun. >> he is. he is. i'm super jealous, and he's got the chance of a burrito drop. >> i'm so impressed he was able to back-pedal like walking and talking. >> yeah. >> rob is the man. we're going to check with him a little bit later. a reminder, the big game from the bristol motor speedway featuring virginia tech and number 17 tennessee. it happens tonight at 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific on abc. >> that's tomorrow in guam. i think about noon. >> also streaming live on the espn app and watch espn. >> sara, save us. >> we got something else everyone is watching. all eyes are on atlantic city this weekend for the miss america competition, and reigning miss america betty cantrell is taking us behind the scenes as she gets ready to hand off her crown. ? there she is ? >> i'm from the state where girls rule. >> reporter: the miss america pageant is here once more.
georgia, betty cantrell. >> reporter: bringing with it sashes, smiles and selfies galore. >> got it. >> the prep starts months before the girls even come here. >> reporter: and only on "gma" the reigning miss america, betty cantrell, spilling the beans on what it takes to win the crown. >> definitely making sure that they're getting enough sleep, especially the singers to make sure they're not talking a lot so that they don't get sick. i did get a sinus infection last year at miss america, and i'm a singer. >> reporter: that talent portion contestant's overall score. >> it's kind of the time where they get to show what they can do. it's also what differentiates us from all the other pageants. >> reporter: the legendary pageant celebrating its 96th year ready to crown a new lucky lady, but watch out for that final question. >> there's always that chance that you'll get a question that you just don't know anything about, and that happened to me. >> did tom brady cheat? >> that's a really good question. i'm not sure. i think i'd have to be there to
make sure it was deflated or not deflated. >> you just have to do the best you can with what you get. ? there she is miss america ? >> you can watch all the miss america glitz and glamour right here on abc tomorrow night at 9:00. >> and now for the moment we've never been waiting for, yes, it is a fact. sara, it's your last day here on weekends. you're going to be joining "the view." i'll see you at the "the view" but you're also going to be doing a lot with "gma" weekdays and we got a big send-off, lots of love coming your way a little later in the show so make sure you stick around for that. there will be no tears. >> a little bit of resentment and a lot of love. >> more love. >> dan, i just need one tear to know this was real from you. >> one tear? >> one tear. do we have any of that visine? i'll work up some sort of emotion. coming up here on "gma" this saturday morning, the burning car rescue. officers jumping into action pulling a mother and two infants from a flaming wreckage, the bravery that saved lives.
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and welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, fire risk, the urgent warning from the consumer product safety commission about samsung's troubled note 7 smartphones. they're saying turn them off and don't recharge them over fears they can burst into flames. they're saying turn them in too. also right now, remembering september 11th. security in new york city has been ramped up with bomb-sniffing dogs, radiation detectors and counterterrorism units are thought in force, as well as we approach the 15th anniversary of that tragedy across the nation. memorials in honor of the victims. and some of muhammad ali's memorabilia will be hitting the auction block. the champ's heavyweight championship boxing belt and the trunks he wore in his rumble in the jungle with george foreman are among the items up for bid. the trunks are expected to fetch
also some of his gloves and the handwritten letter about his conversion to islam. about 79 items are on the auction block. >> wow, next time i need to play rope-a-dope, i'm going to put those trunks on. >> they won't fit. >> no, they probably won't. i'll have to gain weight. and you're looking at a live picture of the handsome dr. rob marciano. he is at the bristol motor speedway in tennessee. fans super excited over what is expected to be the largest college football game ever with more than 150,000 fans and apparently 500,000 beers. rob, as you can see, right in the middle of it, and he's going to be asking "espn gameday" host desmond howard about his predictions, tennessee or virginia tech. that's coming up in the show. >> we want you here, sara. >> oh. >> they want sara. >> we want her here. everybody wants sara, which is something else we'll be talking about this half hour because we're sending her off to "the view." but i don't want to give it all away. we do have a big send-off coming up. but first here this morning,
the people who pulled off what is an amazing rescue. >> this was pretty extraordinary. they saw a woman and two infants trapped inside, and they braved the flames of a burning car to save them. some of the police officers involved are now recounting what happened, and ron is here with this incredible story. >> it really is. these are officers of the charles county sheriff's department in maryland. they're responding to a harrowing scene, those people inside a vehicle engulfed in flames and unable to get out. those officers having to think quickly and act fast. caught on police dash cam, an act of heroism. watch as police without hesitation reach into this burning car pulling its passengers to safety. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> reporter: when deputies from the charles county sheriff's office arrived, only the chevy's driver and a 19-year-old passenger had managed to escape after his car slammed into a tree and burst into flames. >> we could hear screams from inside the car. somebody just screaming for help. >> reporter: after removing the driver from the fire, they rushed back to the flaming car where a 20-year-old woman and 2 infants were still strapped into their seats.
yelling, there's kids in the car. there's kids in the car. >> it changes everything drastically. >> reporter: with a bean baby swad manied in their arm, the officers began treating their critical injuries while firefighters spring into action. >> i got one trapped in the car that's still on fire. >> reporter: one firefighter removing his oxygen mask offering it to the woman pinned inside struggling to breathe. sheriff troy berry says this kind of bravery is what helped save the lives of all five people in that car. and the driver and the woman who was pinned inside that vehicle are still in the hospital but they are expected to be okay. the babies and the other woman in the car were released from the hospital. they are recovering at home, a happy ending by those quick-thinking officers. really brave officers. >> they saved and changed a lot of people's lives permanently. >> yeah. >> they certainly did. thank you very much, ron. let's send things back out to rob who is having way too much fun at bristol motor speedway for tonight's big college football game. >> oh, my goodness.
weekend in bristol, tennessee, tennessee vols taking on the virginia tech hokies. acc against s.e.c. the state line goes right down the middle of downtown bristol. this is an interstate rivalry, no doubt about that, and they're doing it at bristol motor speedway. they're normally doing this where the boys get her done. it's going to let's get a little bit of weather for you. heavy rain with this front that will be pushing across the appalachians today. i think that will happen after the game. at kickoff, 80 degrees, some storms late, light winds should be all right. i think maybe if this game goes into o.t., we might have a problem, but until then and the tailgating most importantly should be just fine.
this weathercast brought to you by quicken loans. we're back in just about ten minutes. desmond howard joining us talking about the game and what it's like to play in front of better than 100,000 people. dan and paula, back to you. >> all right, rob. thank you very much. looking forward to more from you. greta's regrets. what the former fox news host is saying about her ex-boss, roger ailes, and those sexual harassment claims. saying about her ex-boss, roger ailes, and those sexual harassment claims.
just days after quitting fox news, anchor greta van susteren is taking aim at the company executives. >> this is really a 180 for van susteren, who had previously defended roger ailes, but now she's saying her bosses should have done more, and abc's sunny hostin has the story. >> there's so much going on beyond on the record. >> reporter: this morning former fox news correspondent greta van susteren seemingly taking on the network and its executives writing this facebook post, "i regret that roger ailes was not supervised by those in a public corporation who had the duty to
her statement comes just one day after geraldo rivera issued an apology to his former colleague gretchen carlson and others at fox news who accused ousted chairman roger ailes of sexual harassment writing on his facebook page, "i am filled with regret for stubbornly discounting their various allegations. moreover, i apologize for skepticism. like victims of sexual assault, those alleging harassment deserve the presumption of credibility." their words reflecting the questions said to be swirling at fox after it settled carlson's lawsuit for $20 million and issued an unprecedented public apology to the former "fox & friends" co-host. >> one of the big rumors is that the current management structure that's been put into place and the current lineup right now in prime time is a temporary solution to get fox toward the end of the election and get it through the election. >> reporter: roger ailes, who has always denied the allegations, resigned from fox news two weeks after the lawsuit was filed. his lawyers telling abc news, he
settlement. >> and sunny is here now, and, sunny, so they settled with gretchen carlson. is this over for fox news? >> i don't think it's over. remember, the investigation is still ongoing. the internal investigation and a lot has come from that internal investigation. other women have alleged that roger ailes sexually harassed them. remember also andrea tantaros, one of the former fox news hosts, she has a pending lawsuit not only against fox news and ailes but new co-president bill shine, and so you know a lot is, i think, continuing and the question really is, is this the end of an era for fox news? what do they do going forward? they've put this behind them. but there's a lot more ahead. >> a developing story. thank you very much, sunny. great to have you on a saturday. >> thanks for having me. it's saturday morning. >> come back any time. >> any time. >> that might be a hard ask. thank you, sunny. coming up here on "gma," gearing up for what is expected to be the biggest college football game ever live from tennessee.
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? you can't stop me n ? you can't stop me no ? all right, welcome back to bristol motor speedway. we're making history today with the largest crowd that will be in that stadium. pro bowler desmond howard with me here. you played in michigan, the big house. >> yes, sir. >> and broke all sorts of records. >> exactly. >> what's it like playing in front of over 100,000 people. >> i'll tell you what, man, it's amazing and so exhilarating to come out in front of that huge crowd and be in front of especially a home crowd, and this crowd right here, 150,000 plus. i can't wait to see the crowd at tonight's game. >> well, you argue that there's really no home field advantage. >> true, yep.
middle. who do you like today? >> well, since i'm standing right in the middle, i got tennessee on that side, virginia tech on this side, it's hard for me to pick right now, but tune in to "college gameday," and i'll make my selection then. >> ooh. that's what we call a professional tease. all right, let me ask you, who do you think lee corso is going to pick, what headgear is he going to put on? >> oh, now, that would be blasphemy for me to come on national tv before the old man puts his headgear on and reveal that. as a matter of fact, i really don't know, though. pick. >> last week was just phenomenal. the craziest opening day i've ever seen and now we're topping it off with this. >> yep. >> you know, they transform ed this track into a football field. are you a nascar fan, i got to ask you. >> i'm a huge nascar fan. brad keselowski is my guy. >> he is? >> i like brad keselowski. >> i love it. >> y'all don't like brad? come on, give it up for brad keselowski. >> i tell you what, he got into it with denny hamlin right here. >> that's what i like about him. >> he's spicy, i love it. >> exactly. >> my guy is junior and he is on
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realtors. get realtor. get real. >> time now for a special say it ain't so edition of "pop news." you may be used to the lovely sara here delivering her potpourri of the latest entertainment and pop culture stories. >> but we're making it all about her this morning to thank her for all the memorable moments that she brought to "gma" as she leaves our weekend show, so here's a look, sara. >> great to have you on. >> we do understand that you brought dessert this morning so -- >> i did. i brought something yummy for you guys. >> excellent. >> i heard food can win you all over. >> anyone want a piece of this
oh, dan. >> what is it with you and cake? >> croissant. >> croissant. >> croissant. >> croissant. >> breakfast of champions. >> we love having sara here. it's been like having, you know, a beautiful, sometimes overly rambunctious golden retriever around. >> i wanted reading material too, dan. >> who knew a cool ranch dorito could get better? >> let's put a little deer here. let's just -- i'm just going to put a little deer. >> page 6 reporting, the "wolf of wall street" actor -- that was my reporting voice. >> nice. >> nobody puts baby in the corner. sara, i'm going to miss you. i'm tearing up already. >> stop talking so she can talk, guys. >> give me my moment. i've been waiting three months for this. >> it's not all ironic. >> don't you think? >> we're still in the corn maze, paula. >> i'm so happy to see you guys and i'm usually not. >> how are you feeling about sara? he's actually speechless. >> he's choked up. >> i'm going to desperately miss the view looking across the desk at you. >> no, i mean the special sauce, i'm going to put somewhere else
no. >> thank you, sara haines. we appreciate it. where are you going? okay, the chair is down. that means she's embarrassed. >> sara, i miss you a lot. oh, there she goes. >> i miss -- >> ooh. >> welcome to "good morning america" with sara haines and ron claiborne. >> i love you. >> whoo, whoo. >> hi, sara. >> there's going to be a thundering silence here in your absence which is, you know, kind of a mixed blessing. yeah. >> ron, do you make up your news? >> it just means you're predictable, which is not a compliment. >> let me just say, no, that's not what it means. >> ron claiborne, i'd like you to leave my table. >> but you actually love her. >> i do love sara. >> you do love her. >> yes, of course. >> i love her very much. >> oh, are we getting married, dan? >> no, we are not getting married. >> you're inexplicable to me. just in case you can't get enough of sara haines, which, by the way -- >> i can't. >> i can't either. >> america's gain, our loss, we're going to miss you, sara. my golden retriever. >> she's not a dog.
dog, but she's as adorable as a golden retriever. everybody has something they want to say. you're already crying. >> i know. >> everybody has something. let's quickly bring in rob from tennessee. rob, what's on your mind? >> well, you know, the first level of grief is denial, and that's why i'm here, but i guess it's really happening and a look at the love that these guys are giving you. they're famous for their signs on "espn gameday." and this seems to be the ongoing theme. they love you here for sure. you know how much i love you, sara for us. you're not going to very many places. this game is dedicated to you, and if this wasn't enough, one more thing -- [ chanting "we love you, sara" ] >> okay. we love you, rob. ron is going to try to top that. >> i'm going to break character here and tell you in all seriousness that, sara, you are one of the nicest, most decent, genuine, fun and funniest people i've ever had the honor to work with, and it's been great. >> and those are genuine tears
sara, as dan has always said, you're our secret sauce. this shift, everybody, is tough. but it's the best group of people that i have ever worked with. you guys make it worth it. you make it worth it. i'll see you at "the view." >> yeah. we share a dressing room. >> i love you, sara. >> i love you too, paula. >> i'm going to break character, as well. they brought me visine to fake some tears for me. i was just going to say -- here we go. here we go. i was just going to say that it's been amazing to watch you over these three years. we watched you go from a single lady to married to the wonderful max from no kids to the beautiful alec who just turned 6 months old and just thinking about how you were this new kid when you walked in here, so nervous and now you own this joint and i know that the rest of america is going to love you just as much as we do, and we're so happy for you. >> thank you for all of these kind words. i have never worked with a better team, which you guys all know that. i'm so sorry. i get really emotional, but i have to say that the best part was you hopefully made me better professionally, but you
away by some thieves...and now why it means so much to him. and a woman is fighting for her life...and a man is behind bars after a bad crash. the details we're learning overnight. but first -- taking a live look at walter johnson junior high where parents and kids can start dropping off their belongings to be tested for mercury until 8 p-m today. this morning we are also the u-s environmental protection agency says... they've cleared all classrooms and 7 school buses. clark county school officials now admitting... the mercury may have been sitting in the building longer than they first reported. a student tells 13 action news... he first came in contact with the highly poisonous liquid on tuesday.