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cora good morning, america. a massive storm rattling more than 30 million americans. a string of reported tornadoes ripping up homes, flipping cars, powerful winds causing power lines to explode. sparking a fire and burning houses. the storm on the move this morning. immigration. the gop front-runner calls for a deportation force to kick undocumented immigrants out of the country and taunts his opponents. >> we started off with 17, and one by one by one they're disappearing. >> caught in the act. a laser strike helicopter from one of our abc stations. the green beam hitting the chopper. the news team springing into action. >> if we could get thecoulds over here, that would be awesome because we've got him dead to right. >> helping police make an arrest. the fbi is investigating this morning. note this girl is on fire and jennifer lawrence speaking out for women taking on
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hollywood's pay gap. >> my question to myself was, why am i not asking for it? >> we'll get the answer and more only on "gma" this morning. and good morning, america. happy thursday. we are looking forward to welcoming diane sawyer back to "gma." of course, she has that interview with jennifer lawrence. two kentucky women and they're going to dig into tapeh gap issue, an important debate for women everywhere. >> that is a little later. always great to have diane in the studio with us. we begin with that large storm sweeping across the country. ten reported tornadoes, nearly two feet of snow in some areas and wind gusts topping 80 miles an hour. abc's rob marciano is in chicago this morning and starts us off. good morning, rob. >> good morning, robin. the winds howling all night long in chicago. the flags along michigan avenue for the most part have been 0 horizontal.
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49-mile-an-hour wind gust at the airport. 53 in west chicago. even the big skyway bridge, parts shut down because of flying debris. it's whipping up snow and severe weather across the midwest. [ sirens ] [. >> reporter: overnight, a massive storm system rattling more than 30 million people. >> tornado forming. >> wow. >> reporter: tornadoes breaking out in the midwest. >> tornado warning. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: ten twisters reported in iowa alone. >> wow, look at that thing. >> reporter: one of them ripping through this farm. sheet metal sent flying landing on top of trees. flipping vehicle, big and small. one after another. and unleashing a string of lightning bolts. the storm stretching further east. here in illinois, toppled electric poles spewing balls of fire. and down south, watch as high winds up to 70 miles per hour caused these power lines to
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instantly bursting into flames. three mile long walls of fire stampeding across oklahoma prompting urgent evacuations in at least temp towns engulfing homes like this one. and winds here in chicago and across the great lakes really expected to blow all day long. even by windy city standards, ginger, as you know, this storm is a big one. >> yeah, it is big and it is widespread. thank you, rob. you can see aggressively that low pressure system spinning through the great lakes, the cold front ahead of it down into west virginia, kentucky, it's going to keep moving to the north and east and with it will come significant wind. wind advisories from north dakota to north carolina to western new york. i think the great lakes will feel it worse today. you can see some of the wind gusts later this afternoon along the lake shore and michigan, 50 miles per hour at grand haven. look at buffalo. up to 4. that blustery and i mean cold wind is going to come right here as we kick off the weekend. so i'll have the forecast for the northeast coming up in your nation's weather. >> we'll be bundling up, okay, thanks very much.
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we turn to the race for president and donald trump doubling down on his pledge to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. the gop front-runner says he'll create a deportation force that's getting applause from crowds drawing bipartisan fire too. abc's tom llamas here with the story. >> good morning to you. it's the issue that helped donald trump skyrocket to the top of the polls but other gop candidates say trump is playing with fire and the hard line plan will hurt them next november in the general election. donald trump upping the ante when it comes to illegal immigration. >> you're going to have a deportation force and you're going to do it humanely. >> reporter: proposing a deportation force to usher millions of undocumented immigrants out of america. but mass deportation is a plan some of trump's fellow republicans call unrealistic. >> hi about the families, think about the children. >> even having this conversation sends a powerful signal, they're doing high-fives in the clinton campaign right now when they hear this. >> reporter: the clinton campaign doing more than high-fives, taking to social
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media tweeting the idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane and un-american. no, trump. i tried asking senator marco rubio about trump's idea, but he dodged our questions. senator, trump called for a deportation force today. what do you say to that. >> i hear you. >> reporter: but some say rubio is avoiding immigration pointing to the debate where he stayed silent where many others weighed in. trump regularly attacking him for being part of the gang of eight, a bipartisan group of senators that tried and failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform. as candidates like dr. ben carson, senator rubio and senator ted cruz rise in the polls, trump is enjoying seeing others fade away. >> we started off with 17. and one by one by one they're disappearing. disappearing. it's a beautiful thing to watch as they go out. i love it. >> reporter: trump being trump. back to that moment with marco rubio. now, his campaign said the
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done several interviews that day including on immigration. now, a former gop presidential nominee making a big endorsement, bob dole, a name we haven't heard endorsing jeb bush, calling him the most qualified. >> on veterans day, let's bring in jon karl for more on this campaign and, jon, let's start with ben carson. he's getting questions, as well as his debate comments on foreign policy. said it would be fairly easy to take out isis' energy resources and also talking about china and syria. >> reporter: that's right. in the debate ben carson raised eyebrows when he said china is active in syria. it's something carson has said before but there is no indication of any chinese military involvement whatsoever in syria. we put the question to several senior u.s. national security officials who told us they don't know what carson is talking about, that they know of no chinese involvement in syria. here's what carson said yesterday when he was asked to explain what he meant.
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to extend its influence not only throughout the middle east but throughout africa and in several locations and their interests extend into that region, as well. you know, i would have to refer you to some other people to get you the actual data that they've shown to me. >> ben carson has talked about these advisers a few times. what do we know about them. >> reporter: carson says his top foreign policy adviser is a retired two-star general named robert deesome. dees is an adjunct professor at liberty university who has written that the u.s. military should be used to spread christianity in the united states and around the world. george, not your typical top adviser to a presidential candidate, but then again ben carson is certainly not your typical presidential candidate. >> and he's at the top of the polls. thanks very much. >> you'll be heading to washington a little bit later. >> in a few minutes. >> to do an interview with president obama. we'll turn to that deadly plane crash in ohio.
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all nine on board killed. new video of the plane's final moments may help investigators figure out what went wrong and abc's david kerley is on the scene there in akron, ohio, good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is a significant discovery for investigators, the last couple of seconds of flight of this jet and it was a jet that was in trouble. the final moments of the fiery crash captured on that surveillance camera. seeing the twin engine jet through the trees. the jet's left wing banking severely to the left out of control as it makes impact exploding into an intense inferno. >> when you're at a 90-degree bank angle low to the ground you're not controlling anything. nobody would voluntarily do that. >> reporter: the ntsb already sifting through the wreckage, the wheel, the two engines and for the remains of all nine who perished on board. >> do you see flames? >> i can see it burning right now. i thought i heard a plane go down and i can see an explosion. i can see fire. >> reporter: despite the
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destruction, no one on the ground hurt. the hawker had been chartered by a small commercial real estate firm in boca raton, florida. on board two executives and five employees. most of the family owned and run firm. among the victims thomas virgin and diane smoot. smooth's smoot's family immediately traveling to the crash seen. >> i texted her. she didn't reply. i'm in shock and disbelief and we want to know what happened. >> reporter: another important piece of evidence discovered is already in washington, d.c. that is the cockpit voice recorder. they could be listening to that george. >> okay, david kerley, thanks very much. we turn to that racial missouri. we learned overnight a second student has been arrested for making violent threats against black students on social media. abc's alex perez is on the scene in columbia, missouri. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. authorities were able to track hours.
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some students here so worried they didn't even leave their homes. this morning, northwest missouri state university freshman connor stoudamire arrested. the second arrest wednesday, authorities also detaining 19-year-old hunter park for messages posted on the website yik yak aimed at black students from the university of missouri columbia writing i'm going to stand my ground and shoot every black person i see. tomorrow, mizzou will really make national news and don't go to campus tomorrow. >> all: this is what democracy looks like. >> reporter: overnight sparking protests on the campus. 19-year-old stoudamire posted threats on the same site saying i'm going to shoot any black people tomorrow so be ready. authorities don't know if the posts are related or if the posts were inspired by the recent racial tensions at u of m's columbia campus but wednesday the usually packed columbia campus just sprinkled with students, on social media pictures of lecture halls practically empty. >> it's just kind of frightening
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to realize anybody would kind of walk around and try to kill people because of skin color. >> reporter: the changes here sparking protests at other schools. more than 900 students walking out of class and marching at ithaca college in new york wednesday demanding the president there resign for not responding strongly enough to alleged racist incidents on campus. and yik yak issuing a statement saying they will not tolerate misbehavior from its users and they will report them to authorities. hunter park is due in court later today. george, robin. >> misbehavior is an understatement. >> still a tense situation. all right, alex, thank you. to a major lawsuit over an apparent birth control mix-up. more than 100 women suing claiming they got pregnant after taking pills that were mislabeled. they're seeking millions in damages and abc's linzie janis is here with much more on this. good morning. linzie. >> good morning, robin. more than 10 million in the u.s. rely on the effectiveness of
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these women say defective pills led to unwanted pregnancies and costs related to raising those children. this morning, 113 women are suing four different companies that either made or packaged birth control pills. in a lawsuit the women claim that the pills from drugmaker qualitest were packaged in the wrong order, rotated 180 degrees so that the practicelacebo pills were taken at the wrong time of the month leaving women without adequate contraception and at risk for unwanted pregnancy. that packaging defect resulting in an fda recall in 2011. >> you could be dealing with anywhere from eight days to 14 days of no hormones on board, no ovulation suppression and, therefore, conception or pregnancy can occur. >> reporter: the women are seeking millions of dollars in damages, some asking for the total cost of raising a child through adulthood including the
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cost of education, endo, the parent company of qualitest and vintage pharmaceuticals also mentioned in the suit telling abc news that safety is its top priority and the voluntary extremely small number of pill packs that were manufactured by manufacturer. well, the company also says it was only able to confirm one blister pack sold to a patient that had a defect. guys, birth control has been found to be 92% effective when taken properly. that's what these women say they expected. >> we'll see what happened. linzie, thanks very much. breaking news in the fight against isis. >> a major offensive under way to capture a key city from isis. more than 7,000 kurdish fighters backed by u.s. air support are fighting to retake the northern iraqi city of sinjar. and there is word that this hour those kurdish fighters have now taken control of a road that serves as a crucial supply route for isis between syria and their
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stronghold of mosul, iraq. a development that could be a major blow to the terror group. also breaking right now, a series of terrorism rainsds across europe, from britain to nour way to germany are accused of supporting terrorism plots. an iraqi born cleric in norway is among those charged and some of the suspects traveled to syria apparently. back in this country, tense hospital. politician say a man climbed to the roof of a building across the street and aimed a rifle towards st. luke's hospital. police say as they responded they shot and killed him. no word on the man's possible motive. if the federal government gets its way millions of americans will not be able to smoke in their own homes. a proposal expected to be announced today would ban smoking in all public housing nationwide. the smoke-free zones would also include common areas. it could be the most important planet ever found
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outside of our solar system, scientists say. take a look at an artist's drawing of the newly discovered planet. it's about the size of the earth and it's only 39 light-years away presenting a unique opportunity for research. the name gj 1132b rolls right off the tongue. a dangerous close call. an elderly man walk as cross seem seemingly unaware that a train is headed straight toward him. >> ooh. >> he barely makes it to the sorry side and seems to completely not even notice what happened. so many are wondering if a hearing impairment prevented him from being warned but thankfully he is okay. and finally, this is the image that has the internet and me this morning taking a much closer look. why don't you join in. can you find the woman in this picture. at first glance it appears to be a beautiful autumnal scene but there is a woman in there. a body paint artist is behind the illusion. >> base of the tree. base of the tree. >> a closer look. there she is.
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we can't get any closer because this is a family friendly show and she is naked. >> she's wearing bark. >> body paint. she has body paint so we can't get too close. it's really beautifully and stun stunning. it took me a while to find it. kudos to you for finding it. >> i can go home now today. >> i'm an arborist. >> drop the mike. >> thank you, amy. up next, the news team that stopped a crime nabbing the man who shined a laser at their
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that's in just 30 seconds. >> and we're back at 7:17 with that news helicopter crew that sprang into action after a laser strike. abc's t.j. holmes here with that. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. authorities say this is downright dangerous and fear that eventually one of these laser strike, so-called lasing will lead it a crash. several incidents, one in newark airport in which someone is accused of pointing a laser at an aircraft that was pointing a camera right back at them. overnight a frightening laser strike caught on camera. >> news 7, repeat that. >> we have a vehicle that is shining a green laser at us. >> reporter: abc's new york station wabc called authorities after a laser took aim at their helicopter wednesday night. the green beams hit the chopper as it was flying near newark's liberty airport. >> are you able to zoom in and get that plate? yeah, we'll try to do that now. >> reporter: the pilot and reporter stay overhead as police
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>> makes you feel good that they got them. >> good for those news teams. . more ahead, a tragic murder mystery, a young pastor's pregnant wife shot in her home while her husband was away. caught on camera. cruise ships doors gave this passenger a concussion and now a big lawsuit. the jury awards him more than $20 million but did they go too far. >> "gma" is on the money. we spend billions on eyewear but do you really know where to find the best deals. here's to more good cheer. buy one holiday drink at starbucks and get one free to share
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and b and good morning, it's 7:24 on this thursday, november 12th. itis lori stokes, that -- i'm lori stokes, that breaking news is in newark, police are searching for two suspects who shot a postal worker with an attempted robbery. this happens just before 4:00 this morning. investigators say that it appears the suspects were posing as police officers at the time. the off-duty postal worker is expected to recover. and police say the suspects are in a white ford crown victoria. also breaking in newark, and police shot and critically wounded an armed robbery suspect inside a gas station. workers say the officer just happened to arrive minutes after two suspects walked in demanding cash. one of the workers told the officer what was beginning down and investigate -- beginning down and investigators say he -- going down and investigators
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say he shot the armed suspect. the officer was not hurt. nypd is now looking for the soldiers who turned a veterans day celebration into a knife attack on a marine. it happened at the turtle bay nyc bar on manhattan's east side last night. the mean told the -- marine told the soldiers they were a disgrace for drinking the uniform. it spilled outside and officers say that one soldier slashed a marine in the back. the soldiers then ran off. dozens of people are forced out of their homes after a deadly explosion in new jersey. the blast happened just before 8:00 yesterday morning at a duplex on magnolia avenue in elizabeth. one person was killed and more than a dozen hurt that includes an 11-year-old girl in critical condition. now officials say at least two homes have to be torn down. but all of the homes on the block will have to be inspected. 7:25. we'll take a break, when we
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7:27. let's check in on the morning commute with heather o'rourke! lori a look at the staten island expressway. >> this is something you don't want to see if you normally use the staten island expressway. volume near highland avenue. let's go right to the maps and i'll tell you what's going on as you go eastbound we have an accident being cleared away. very heavy delays. hutchen berger lightrail. that's because of some mechanical problems. metro-north, long island railroad, and new jersey transit doing okay. 4 and 5 trains me can cool problems at 14th street. so you can expect some uptown delays. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. lori over to you. all right heather thank you. and your accuweather forecast with bill evans. >> well, we've got cloudy skies and we've got a temperature this hour right around 53 degrees. and we're looking at few sprinkles that are starting show up in the west now. coastal flood advisory until 1:00 today from the east northeast wind that's coming in. the high tide is this morning
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over the next two hours. we see the showers up around passaic and sussex and warren county, this band of rain with the cold front to the west, that gets here mid-morning and lasts into mid-afternoon. and then we could have some breaks of sun late in the day at sunset but it's going to be very windy and sunny this weekend. lori? thank you bill. and it's 7:28. that will do it for us. coming up on "good morning america," set your sights on big savings when it comes to eyeglasses.
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welcome back to "gma." and take a look at this. a passenger on a cruise ship hit in the head with a sliding door. that lawsuit just settled in court and we're going to tell you the multimillion dollars that he was awarded. >> a whole lot of money. that story is just ahead. also right now, dangerous winds moving across the country this morning after that powerful storm struck from texas to illinois overnight. ten tornadoes reported. fierce wind gusts knock over vehicles and power lines. and the black friday frenzy could look a little different at walmart this year. the retail giant is ditching those doorbuster deals and instead of having these hourly deals, they're going to offer nearly all the deals online and in stores all at once. >> so mayhem 24/7. not just every hour. >> around the clock. >> another chain making news hitting the tipping point
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and michael, you have more on that ahead. >> good morning, everybody. here's a tip. don't tip. that's what one big restaurant chain is saying this morning. could it be the start of a larger trend? that's ahead in "the speed feed." back to you, robin. >> okay, michael. thank you. we begin this half hour with that tragedy in indianapolis. a young pastor's pregnant wife shot in their home. abc's gio benitez is here with their story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. such a sad story. it started as an apparent home invasion tuesday morning but the pastor's wife was in the house while he was at the gym. a mother who was pregnant again losing her life. indianapolis. a young couple torn apart after a mystery gunman shot 28-year-old amanda blackburn in the head. her husband, local pastor davey blackburn, getting home from the into. his wife on the ground. he calls 911 and rushes her to a local hospital.
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she died. reportedly 12 weeks pregnant. >> what our detectives believe currently is that this was a robbery, likely to have gone afoul. >> reporter: the two already have a child and appear to be magdly in love. posting youtube video after youtube video. this one just two weeks ago. >> on our way to chicago to take a little romantic getaway. >> reporter: here amanda blackburn over offering some marriage advice to men. >> you can lead your wife best by just being a really, really godly example to her. >> reporter: here the whole family dressed up for halloween just days ago. >> our detectives are following up on several promising leads, but at this point they have not released suspect information. >> reporter: police now searching for her attacker. the pair had moved to indy just a few years ago to build the resonate church and davey blackburning releasing this statement "it's impossible to
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communicate all the emotions my heart has been forced to process. i have not only lost my ministry partner and support, but also my very best friend." and there was also another home invasion earlier that night or morning in the same area and police are looking to see if they are connected. but so far they haven't made that connection so far. lots of questions here. but just so sad. >> yeah, hopefully they'll find out, at least get some leads soon. all right, thanks. we turn to that eye-popping court case. an illinois man awarded more than $20 million in damages after being injured by a sliding door on a cruise ship. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: watch as those sliding doors close right on james hausman's head hitting him on the temple. you see him wobble. turn to his wife carol and try to regain his composure. the 61-year-old from springfield, illinois, was on a round the world cruise. >> our ships are designed to strike a perfect balance. >> reporter: aboard holland
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his concussion and alleged brain injury worth $21 million according to a federal jury awarding hausman the sum after a nine-day trial. >> he has memory problems. he has seizures now. >> reporter: but this morning the cruise line saying it'll appeal. in a statement calling the judgment excessive. but in the trial hausman's attorney argued that his concussion was one of possibly dozens of other sliding door injuries aboard holland america's ships. >> 34 other incidents of sliding automatic doors hitting passengers. >> reporter: those other incidents, one awarded him $5 million in injury damages and $16.5 million in punitive damages. hausman's wife said she'd instantly swap that money to have her old husband back. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> okay, let's talk to dan abrams about this right now. $21.5 million. too much? >> it's nuts. i mean $21.5 million for this
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sort of injury is excessive. i think the cruise company is right. now, that doesn't mean he shouldn't be entitled to recover damages. he should. but even look at the jury's verdict. a million and a half are for current damages. 3.5 are for future damages and then 16.5 are punitive meaning intended to punish -- >> couldn't they argue you need the punitive damages because this happened so many other types in the past. >> that's why. this jury was clearly angry at this company. they were clearly angry and saying, look, you should have known, you've been negligent in the past but this is one of the problems. this is the reason people see a verdict like this and they mock our legal system and i think an appellate court will probably reduce the amount but you're absolutely right. punitive damages like this are intended to send a message which says, this goes beyond this case. this is an example of justice
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all the other people who should have been protected before the negligence of this particular company. >> putting the companies on notice. dan abrams. >> i think it'll be reduced. >> thank you very much. coming up, americans spend billions of dollars every year on prescription glasses and contacts but are you really getting the best deals? mara schiavocampo is going to have that. mara. >> robin, we teamed up with "consumer reports" to cover some insider secrets helping one family save more than $500.
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back now at 7:40 with "gma on the money." this morning how to save on eyeglasses. more than 150 million americans have prescription glasses or contacts. abc's mara schiavocampo is here and, mara, that can add up to a lot of money. >> oh, yeah, robin. it sure can. americans spend more than $15 billion on eyewear each year but guess what, you don't have to go broke to see clearly.
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there are easy things you can do to save big without sacrificing any quality. brandon and rebecca robinson have four young girls and adding to the cost, mom and 11-year-old ki anna both wear glasses. ki anna's prescription changing as often as every six months. >> kind of small. >> she needs two pairs in the same year because her eyes are progressively getting worse. >> reporter: the robinsons don't have vision insurance and between mom and daughter shopping at big chain stores, they spend an estimated thousand dollar a year on glasses. so we brought in "consumer reports" sue byrne to focus on cutting that bill down. first, sue says get in front of a computer. >> absolutely cheapest way to get glasses is buy the frames online. >> reporter: sites like zenni optical or simply eyeglasses often sell the same or similar frames you can find in stores but because they don't have the costs of a brick and mortar shop for.
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less. we looked up rebecca's kianna's glasses and found similar frames for more than $100 cheaper. >> these are like your exact same ones. >> reporter: will you get the same quality lenses online as in the store? >> i would be concerned a little bit. stipes when you go cheap, maybe you're also giving up on quality. >> reporter: so we enlisted two of our "gma" interns to help test it. dr. lisa park at nyu langone medical center giving eye exams and testing the glasses this they bought at pearle vision and walmart and online at warby parker. all of them accurate. next up sue says just because you have a new prescription doesn't mean you have to buy new frames. >> you take your frames and you can take them to a place like walmart or costco and our readers found this was really high satisfaction. >> reporter: walmart and costco charge between $10 and $0 to bring in outside frames but
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check out the savings. costco lenses are only $80 and include anti-glare, scratch resistance and uv protection coatings and you don't even have to be a costco member. just go with a friend who is. lastly, sue says, always negotiate. >> if you absolutely fall madly in love with a pair of glasses at your doctor's office then the best thing you can do is try to haggle price. >> reporter: going forward buying online could have the robinsons seeing more than $500 a year in savings. now, as for those eyewear websites a lot offer hundreds of frames which can also give you a broader selection than you would find at the store. >> but you can't do this online. you can't put the glasses on and see how they look. >> actually you can virtually so a lot of sites allow you to upload your photo and try different pair of glasses on. we did that with mine. got some little different samples and you guys too to see what you might look like with different frames on. it just gives you a sense of what you would look like and,
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all right. back now with "the speed feed" and the first major restaurant chain to try a no tipping policy. abc's nick watt has the story. >> reporter: here at joe's crab shack it's simple. no more tipping. servers will just get paid more. the first chain in the country to try this out, could it catch on?
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does it need fixed? what's the worst tip you've ever gotten? ? ooh. too many. >> reporter: that's the problem. also no tipping, no math. >> what is 20% of $46. >> oh, 20% of 46. well half of would be -- >> reporter: your math is bad. >> terrible. >> reporter: downsides. >> i can see both sides. i like the idea of merit. >> reporter: no tips, no incentive. bad service. i used to be a waiter. i had a guy take a tip out of my hand once. i was very bad. this is why i do this now. no tipping just takes out a lot of variables. if you're on a date would you tip more heavily to impress a date? >> i don't think so. i don't think that impresses a woman. >> reporter: are you trying to impress. >> no. >> reporter: this guy is till talking. would she stay with you for your money or who you are as a man. >> reporter: there's still con 2350ugs. >> i feel like i should tipped. i'm so used to doing it.
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reaching for the wall streetlet and they're like, no. >> reporter: this will take getting used to nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i'm an overtipper. >> you are. i think it's also nice as a former waitress i totally appreciate it. >> absolutely. and the busboys too. >> throw them a little extra. jennifer lawrence speaking out on "gma" taking the
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back here on "gma" a series of blustery storms blowing through the pacific northwest. mt. hood, oregon, is where this video is from. look what's going to happen. for. of northwest washington state, west of the cascades and all
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on the morning commute with heather o'rourke. heather? >> all right we're going to talk about mass transit. we'll start with the lightrail skipping bergen line avenue with mechanical problems. long island railroad main line there's a disabled train in the tunnel. as a result, you have some delays there and our other long island railroad branches are doing okay. 2 and 3 trainings track work at franklin avenue. n. trains problems at bay parkway. we have alternate side of the
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. massive home explosion. caught on camera. firefighters racing to pull people out of the rubble. what led to the deadly blast? jennifer lawrence speaking out in a "gma" exclusive taking on hollywood's pay gap. >> my question to myself was why am i not asking for it. >> channeling her inner katniss with diane. >> your form is just horrible. >> opening up about life after the"the hunger games" and the road ahead. i remember the first time i said, good morning, america. still exciting. >> and we're celebrating 40 years of "gma." robin sharing some of her favorite moments. from the pyramids to the president and the emotional moment one family found their daughter in the middle of destruction.
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don't want to miss. and the entire cast of "how to get away with murder", here live as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. never been in love before it is wonderful to have the cast here, okay, lara. >> i've done it. >> look at them all. >> we love this show. >> ah. >> i know it's early. we understand. it's a great show. >> it is an excellent show and just two more episodes until the midseason break. they have a little sneak peek and we'll have some fun with them ahead. also as you know we'll be coming up on our 40th birthday and, robin, you're going to share some of your favorite stories of your time here. >> it is a privilege. i've said this when people invite us into their homes each and every morning and we say good morning, america and the people we have met along the way and so i'm looking forward to
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sharing that and reuniting with the family that we helped unite. >> that was an amazing story. like 12, right? >> i feel like i've been here all 40 years. and the whole event starts next tuesday. we'll go 40 hours straight tuesday at 5:00 p.m., 40 for 40 live stream marathon broadcast, 40 hours straight. >> it's a big family reunion. >> thursday morning here. that's exactly right. rundown. we begin with new video from a major offensive being launched right now against isis in northern iraq. kurdish fighters backed by u.s. air strikes are trying to recapture a strategic city near the syrian border and now reportedly taken control of a supply route. also this morning, authorities in italy have raids across europe. more than a dozen suspects, many of them linked to isis are charged with plotting attacks.
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massive bp oil spill there is word half of that oil may still be at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. a scientist claims the chemical used to disperse the oil did not work but the oil tri questions those findings. and new concerns overnight about people aiming lasers at aircraft. here in new york city, three news helicopters were targeted. one chopper zoomed in on two suspects until police could arrest them. three planes were also hit by lasers in the dallas area. and investigators are looking into the cause of a massive explosion that leveled a duplex in new jersey killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others. abc's linsey davis has the very latest. >> reporter: this is the moment a house gets blown apart. the massive explosion caught on surveillance camera. >> the explosion pancaked the second floor on to the first floor and the people rode that down. >> reporter: it happened just before 8 a.m. wednesday at this two-family home in elizabeth, new jersey. >> oh, my god, oh, my god, somebody help me.
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>> reporter: at least one man died in the blast. 15 others were injured. including an 11-year-old. firefighters pulling several people and a dog from the rubble. witnesses say they noticed the faint smell of gas the night before the explosion. >> i felt like it was my last day. >> reporter: the city's mayor confirms the incident was a gas explosion but this morning investigators are trying to determine if someone inside the house was illegally tapping into a gas source. but sometimes the deadly disasters are gas leaks like this house. blown to bits in new jersey last winter. something that happens more often in the cold weather when many are turning up the heat. experts say if you notice a strong odor that smells like rotten eggs, open up the windows and get out immediately. call 911 or the gas company. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, elizabeth, new jersey. >> very important advice there, linsey, thank you. fans are mourning the tragic
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nathaniel marston passed away after a car crash. he was best known for his role on "one life to live" and "law & order." he was just 40 years old. police believe he fell asleep at the wheel. america's obesity rate is rising despite efforts to reverse that trend. the cdc saying 38% of american adults are now obese and there men. well, finally we have seen all sorts of new ideas for alarm clocks that get you out of bed but this may be the most ridiculous yet. yep, look at that. this woman -- oh, my gosh -- do i even need to describe what's happening here. she built an alarm clock that slaps her in the face and connected it to a rotating motor and attached a rubber hand to it. it backfired at one point because her hair got caught in the motor there but she says you know what, it works. she hasn't overslept yet. >> i bet. >> now that we played it, can
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>> someone in your house -- >> uncomfortable. whoo! >> let's go over to michael. >> oh, boy. what people come up. what's ahead on the "gma morning menu," jennifer lawrence and diane sawyer, one-on-one taking on the big apple, equal pay in hollywood and so much more. super selfie secrets. the new makeup that could revolutionize the way you take pictures. plus tgit and we have amazing "deals & steals" inspired by your favorite characters and guess what we have here today on "gma" live in times square, we have the cast of "how to get away with
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human maintenance guy would actually be exactly what i am. i got to hang a picture. it may not seem like much, but to that resident it was the best thing in the world. it's amazing to me because it takes me seconds. but yet, when i go into the apartment, i'm there for half an hour.
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it is not just hanging a picture, it is conversing, it is being a friend. there aren't old people there. there are actually young people with old clothing on. welcome back to "gma" and look who is here right here, diane sawyer. [ cheers and applause ] >> i had my slapping alarm clock. >> what it looked like you had a lawrence? oh, we did. you know, she's been speaking out about income and equality issues and about gender inequality issues and she is one
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spirited girl from kentucky. we are two louisville girls a few years apart. started out in my kitchen. >> two hometown girls in new york city. >> oh, my gosh. >> my kitchen but the barbecue is pure kentucky. we both grew up in louisville, 45 years apart, but steeped in the soft hills of home. >> oh, my god. i have -- i've never seen this picture. >> who -- >> oh, my god, band class. >> did they assign you -- >> no, i just -- >> people don't joust wander into oboe. >> i did. >> any music you think of as home. >> i'll be honest, i just have been into a bone aim not sure how to spit it out on camera. >> i would offer. back in louisville she was a cheerleader for awhile. >> no sweat, this game ain't over yet. >> reporter: i was a bookworm likely to succeed. she was most talkative in class. chatiest. >> oh, yeah, most talkative girl
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in school two years in a row. >> very good. congratulations. >> pretty hard to get. >> at age 25 she some kind of dazzling hybrid. an irreverent kid are you coming to the tree >> reporter: the final episode of "the hunger games: mockingjay - part 2" is about to arrive, again, she is katniss, the embodiment of strength in the face of fear. >> it's all a business. >> reporter: offscreen, jennifer lawrence herself has been making news with a kind of warrior challenge all her own. when hacked e-mails about her movie "american hustle" revealed she was paid less than her male co-stars she wrote about it saying if i'm honest with myself it's partly because she had fallen into a trap women face, not wanting to be difficult or spoiled. while men don't care. >> my question to myself was why am i not asking for it. and i think i know that i've
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always kind of carried a habit of submissiveness with the idea that makes me more likable. >> reporter: some of her co-stars have spoken out for her and for other women in the workplace everywhere. >> i felt like i had to say something because we need to talk about it. on average women are paid 21% less than men. we can ask for the same exact thing that men do. and we do face the reality that we do get judged more. it's just something that is intrinsic and i would love to see change. >> reporter: we are now heading downtown in new york city to a unique store, a kind of gallery that has mucherry in the back. >> all the way back. >> reporter: i try it. my arrow bounces back. >> told you to point down. your form is just horrible. >> i thought --
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>> pull back on your shoulder blade. >> reporter: a minute later she disappears. >> i showed diane how to shoot archery today and let's just say she nailed it. >> reporter: by late afternoon when we 1i9 to talk she's reflective about her life now at the crossroads. so what's the biggest difference in you in the last year? >> you know, when i wrapped "the hunger games," i wrapped these movies have been my life for so long and they had to come first and everything. i was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and we broke up around the same time that i wrapped those movies and it was kind of being 24 was this whole year of who am i without these movies, who am i without this man? >> reporter: so young, the future ahead may be marriage, maybe not. >> i don't know if i ever will get married. i'm okay with that. i don't feel like i need anything to complete me. i love meeting people.
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people come nothing your life and bringing something -- i don't really plan on getting married. i might. i definitely want to be a mother. >> reporter: when you don't need it is when you get to choose it. >> yeah. >> reporter: it's great. more about me. i would like -- by christmas, you'll see her in another movie called "joy" about a struggling housewife who invents a miracle mop and transforms everything. >> in america all races and all classes can meet and make whatever opportunities they can. >> she has this ability, this magic that she finally can't deny any longer. >> reporter: but for now she is moving on from a kind of legacy as the girl who awakened a generation of tiny fans and taught them what it's like to believe in yourself. and there she is.
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extraordinary and truly natural actor that at one point some acting teacher said don't ever go to acting class again. don't touch it don't let anybody interfere with what you know to do and by the way, the latest "the hunger games," the last one is out on november 24th. >> we're looking forward to see it. >> we're seeing it tomorrow. pretty good afternoonarcher too. >> i happened to hit the door and ceiling. peep running for their lives. >> it's harder than you look. >> you have to aim at some direction. >> you have to aim down. >> you have to aim down then we got down on our knees and, of course, i fly -- but she's really good. >> i really love what you said to her about when you get -- when you don't need, you get to choose. >> that's true and she's so young. >> yet so mature at 25. >> old soul. >> it's wonderful. she's really extraordinarily confident about her love of what
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she does and her love of acting. she's going to direct someday and she's writing a screenplay with amy schumer now. >> oh, goodness. oh, we talked about that. >> she said amy schumer said she'd pay her $100 if she called me di during the interview. >> and she didn't, did she? >> we can see so much more tonight. >> tonight on "nightline." >> i can't wait. >> for sure it's going to be a long and we did through a lot of mods. we go to the place she was discovered and togs about being a child. it wasn't easy for her at all until she found what she loved. her gift. >> wonderful having you here and we get to have you back next week. >> that's right. >> big family reunion. >> big 40. >> see you then. thank you, diane. let's get down to michael. >> all right, thank you, robin and tgit, everybody. tory johnson's "deals & steals" are all inspired by thursday's abc hits, "grey's anatomy." "scandal" and "how to get away
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with murder." >> perfect. >> you like that? >> i love that. okay, so first up, so everyone who watches "scandal" knows olivia pope always has a really stunning satchel and so we've got an exceptional assortment here. all genuine leather. gorgeous gold hardware, lots of pockets. two different straps to carry it like that or the big strop. >> olivia pope power walk. >> but we've got a deal even olivia would love. normally these bags which come in six different color, $375, all slashed by 79%. $79. >> wow, 79 bucks. >> love that. so, rebecca who is on "how to get away with murder" always has -- i always seem to see lots of arm candy. there's always an arm party. there's lots going on over there so i love these particular wraps. wrapped around five times from lulu dharma. gorgeous beading.
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big assortment to choose from. look good on you as does everything. big discounts on these as well normally depending on the one you choose, $119, everything is slashed by 76%. $29 for your own arm party. okay, so this an ode to shonda rhimes. this is all of the iconic sayings from thursday nights and i took this particular one from her twitter account, don't tweet me your craziness, i love that but you can choose any phrase you want. any phrase you want. a message, mantra, something meaningful for you. you can create your own glass dish, one of the best holiday gifts ever. three different sizes, normally 40$40 to $64 depending on the size you choose. >> what is the deal? >> slashed in half, $20 to $32. gorgeous gift. okay, so here is the wine stopper that robin pointed out this morning on twitter that olivia pope would love. so you take this cork and you freeze this, you freeze that then put that into the wine
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this wine bottle in its own chilling you're chilling it from the inside of the bottle. brilliant, right? brilliant. we have wine stoppers as well normally $18 to $40 slashed by 60%. $7 to $16. >> i'm all over that. a great idea. last but not least anyone from "how to get away with murder" would know that annalise always has really great bags, i love these particular clutch bags so, look, you got a little one just ike that. >> matches myout fit. >> or liza is here to play with it. you vouch for what we're doing. >> indeed. >> cute. >> great. >> amazing deal on these. normally these bags are $78, all of these today only are slashed by 65%, $27 and free shipping. free shipping. who doesn't love free shipping. >> i love it. >> i love free shiching. i love a nice clutch. the holidays are coming up. i present time. all right. thanks to all these companies for providing these great deals, head to on yahoo! to get the codes and
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livings for these bargains. let's go outside to ginger. >> ah, thank you so much, michael. we are celebrating 86 years young. what's your name, young lady. >> stella. >> stella from branson, missouri. i used to be so scared of you at chuck e. all right, ginger thank you very much. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans, we have cloudy skies and showers on the way. it's 54 degrees, we've got this flood advisory coastal flood advisory, until 1:00 today. high tide is right now and this easterly wind is creating some flooding. we got some showers up the hudson river valley from rockland, westchester and north through fair field county even
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and we have this next batch of rain coming in around mid- morning and through the afternoon. so you'll need the rain gear, it's a couple of tenths of an inch of rain and then we're looking at breaks of sun. very windy tonight and thunderstorm with lots of sunshine -- tomorrow with lots of sunshine through the weekend. >> lara, my alabama women here can't wait for "pop." we should get in for that. >> right to it. thanks. we begin with a veterans day story that will warm your heart. we want to you meet noorwood thomas who was a 21-year-old world war ii soldier stationed in london when he met a 17-year-old nurse in training. a couple of magical months together back in 1944 and then they were separated. thomas had to go fight the battle of normandy and that was that. or was it? 71 years apart and the 93-year-old world war ii vet has reunited with the first girl he ever fell in love with on the other side of the world and they did it in a very modern way.
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the son connected the two. they had a chat via skype. it turned out that joyce had moved to australia, she was divorced. he was a widower. joyce told him she had always kept a photo of norwood from that magical time she said good morning to every single day. he said, you know what, i'd like you to say good morning to me in person and the two plan to meet. >> oh, my goodness. >> he is in the u.s. she is in australia. and their kids are trying to bring them together. >> that's so great. >> 73 years. >> love, love, love. also guys, throwback thursday and diane keaton, another gal we love, she's recommend reminiscing on her days with woody allen and credits her entire career to woody who gave her a breakout role in "play it again sam." emma stone who has worked with woody proposed a reunion for the two but the roles are reversed
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sort of woody allen type, they play each other, keaton plays the neurotic allen part. when asked if she'd be interested in another woody allen movie she tells "vanity fair" i dare him to invite me so woody allen, we know you watch "gma." you heard the woman. make it happen. >> accept the challenge. >> accept the challenge. >> right here right now. >> we want to see that happen. and finally, as we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. and now thanks to a "pop news" or should we call it a "pop booze" investigation it appears someone figured out how to get wine involved. the folks at plymouth bay have alcohol-infused jellies to make your holidays brighter. there's the pumpkin chunkin jelly which combines pear wine with pumpkin, whipped cream and vodka. hello, english muffin. and if you want to add a little bang to your bagel, perhaps at bad news jelly is your jam. >> what's that. >> raspberry wine and dark
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chocolate infused jelly that says it might be morning but it's 5:00 somewhere. that is "pop news." >> personed up your thursday. >> it sure did. a great christmas gift idea. >> hey. >> for the holidays. >> get your day started right. help us celebrate our 40th next thursday. we'll come back with robin's favorite mopes in just a little bit.
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cap along lap along good morning, it's 8:27 this thursday, november 12th. i'm ken rosato. and that breaking news is in the bronx where the nypd is working to determine whether one of the two men wanted in the midtown triple shooting checked himself into a bronx hospital overnight. police say the suspect was using an alias when he walked into the hospital for treatment of an unknown condition. ers null call it would police. one -- personnel called the police. we're also following breaking news in newark, police are searching for two suspects who shot an off-duty postal officer in an attempted robbery. it happened near the intersection of 18th avenue and winans avenue. just before 4:00 this morning. and investigators say it appears the suspects were posing as police officers at
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the off-duty postal officer is expected to recover. when we couple back, we'll take a look at -- co 8:28. we check the commute with heather. >> we have a couple of has transit issues the first thing is hudson-bergen light rail. that's because of mechanical problems. long island railroad, you can expect 15 minute delays on the main line. this is all because of a disabled train.
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met renorth is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit is doing okay. the hutch has an accident at southbound right near orchard beach. so you have two lanes closed down as you go through that spot and you may find some rubber necking delays on the northbound side. 40 minutes george washington bridge. and hour at the lincoln tunnel. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken over to you. heather thank you. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we've got cloudy skies and we've got a couple of sprinkles off to the north. little break of sun to the south. a day where we find ourselves watching the high tide right now. which is going on with a little flooding at the coastal sections with the northeast wind. a couple of showers in line from suffolk county to fair field county up above i-287. the real front coming through has the showers headed into eastern pennsylvania. those get here midday and into early afternoon with a couple of tenths of an inch of rain. need the again rear around -- rain gear around the lunch hour and early afternoon. that goes away tonight. some nie sweat for football but windy tonight and tomorrow and saturday. kind of chilly saturday and mild sunshine on sunday. have a great day. ken? >> that's the news for now.
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"live with kelly and michael" at 9 just call me apple. >> oh, welcome back to "gma" and remember that, robin. >> i remember it well. >> you were ethel, lucy is diane. you guys were on that train trip back in 2008. one of many incredible moments. how was the wine? >> that was wine. a little grainy. we often caught ourlled herselves thelma and louise. she would say which is which? i would say, honey, you get top billing. i can't wait all. >> celebrating all month. next tuesday we're going big with our epic 40 for 40 marathon. straight. you guys are all aware of that, okay. break out the red bull. all leading up to our huge "gma" family reunion on thursday
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>> what's so great, you know, you always hear that wonderful laugh and you wonder who it is. you are going to meet eddie and members of the crew. it's not just those of us in front of the camera all these years but so many people. takes a village. >> everyone and. >> eddie, there he is. week. we are looking forward to celebrating with the entire "gma" family next week. each and every morning it is an adventure and it's truly an honor to meet so many inspiring people sharing their remarkable stories of courage and hope from day one it has been a privilege to be your eyes and ears to what's happening in this big, beautiful world of ours. >> we've not had someone anchoring the news on a permanent basis and we can announce today it's going to be robin. >> wow! >> hope you had a good weekend, everybody, i'm robin roberts. >> good morning, everyone. >> good morning, america. i feel like i'm on top of the
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>> over 200 game reserves and national parks here in south africa. 17 alone in the joe berg area. i remember the first time i said this, good morning, america. still exciting. >> that's the news and weather at 7:16. charlie and diane, do i get double pay for doing the weather along with the news? just checking. >> nope. >> i owe a lot to charlie and diane. i could not think of two better journalists, human beings, friends to start this wild ride with. >> and good morning, america. live from somewhere in the atlantic ocean and, yes, we are under way, under way and making broadcast history, a television first. >> reporter: people often ask what's it like to have this view of history. mr. president, sounds good, doesn't it? >> you know it's got a certain ring to it. >> reporter: and it's great but i look at it differently. i think what is it that i'm learning that's going to change possibly somebody's life who is
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hearing this. what do you hope to accomplish on this rip. >> i think it's very important for people in the middle east to know that people in the united states care about health and especially women's health. >> a asked him afterwards, what are you dancing, through a translator they said we're celebrating life. the latest from here in port-au-prince, haiti. >> we were able to reunite a family. >> maya esther still at an orphanage in port-au-prince when it struck. there's a family in iowa, the poulter family in the process of adopting a child. can you get to the orphanage. i'm thinking how in the world are we going to find this orphan orphanage and somehow we're able to and we're able to get them on the phone and i remember, you know, i'm seeing their daughter that they're about to adopt and saying she's okay. she's okay. >> you found her? >> yes, we found esther. >> oh, thank you. thank you so much. >> when you see so much
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you're able to give somebody a bit of -- a ray of sunshine in a devastating time, wow. whoo. i have a picture of her, my esther on my desk. that's a connection and that's really cool. there's a lot of responsibility that goes with doing what we do. i moon we're journalists and we cover very important stories, but it's also trying to do whatever we can to add to someone's life. to give them hope when they need hope and it never gets old. i pinch myself every day and just so grateful i've had these opportunities. to have met sully and to have flown with him, i will treasure that memory always. can you imagine what it was like to be at the controls with the pilot responsible for the miracle landing on the hudson? i actually witnessed the miracle landing. >> just slowly continued down the river and it was almost like
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could i ever envision that i would not only meet the pilot of that plane, but fly with him. he reminds me so much of my father. i mean there's something about pilots, they're cult from a different cloth. aviation has always been something that i have thought about. one of the experiences i will always remember is the time i went to tuskegee, alabama. it was a fantasy series and i said, you know what, i want to fly a plane like my daddy did. he was a tuskegee airman. dad, this is for you. oh, boy. this is quite a view up here. look at that sunset. wow! and what a great experience that was. it's a way to share with people something that was very personal but also was a teachable moment. life is a journey not a destination when i decided to make my mess my message in hopes of helping others, i had no idea that i
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would be the one that was helped tremendously in return. >> i haven't felt this great in a long time. we challenge yourselves in hopes that we'll challenge people at home. early in the morning it's a start of a new day new hopes new dreams new ways >> sing that. sing that, girl. >> when i tell people i wrote a song with india.arie. you know how it came about. we took a test. it was determined i would either be a songwriter or stand-up comedian. i chose to be a songwriter all we have is now >> there is a real comfort level when you know you've got this terrific safety net and i look around me every morning and i see these four wonderful safety nets. i look forward to seeing george and lara and amy and ginger. sweet caroline >> robin. bum bum bum
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>> i love that we are, indeed, family. you know how to throw a partee! >> i do not take lightly that i have the opportunity to say good morning, america. good morning, america. that never gets old. >> nope. it never gets ole. everyone is going to share their story with you in the days ahead. so many wonderful stories about heart and family. now, ever since we reunited the poulter family people have been asking about little maya. how is she doing? well, go wide. she's here. here she is. my gosh. we reunited during the show. i'm sorry. i know that the producers wanted to catch the emotion. i couldn't -- i couldn't do that. it is so -- stand up. let me see how tall you are. let everybody see how tall you are. how did that happen? so you're in the -- you're 10 years old now. >> i'm in fourth grade. >> fourth grade. >> what are some of things you like to do?
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sister, my little brother. and -- >> some track. do i hear you're involved in track a little bit. >> yeah, i do -- i won 400, 200 and 100. >> that's all? just those three? no, you got it going on. mandy and matt, you are just -- seems like type has stood still. what do you remember about that moment when we were able to tell you that we had found not only your daughter but the other children there in the orphanage. >> that was actually one of the greatest moments of our life, robin. it brought us so much hope because we late rally didn't know if she had survived the earthquake so looking back on it a few minutes ago it brought us so much hope to know that she was okay and that it was time to go get her and bring her home. >> i still remember your wide eyes, you were just so wide -- how has the transition been, matt, in bringing her home? >> it's been great. it's been great. we have a very -- obviously it's
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family so i think maya settled right in and such a resilient -- >> i love these pictures. >> -- and compassionate kid. around her brothers and sisters she settles in very well and takes good care of her younger siblings, it's just been a joy to have her. >> i always look forward to the christmas cards and the school pictures that you've sent me over the years and the family continues to grow and grow and i hear that you're like a second mom so you help with all your brothers and sisters. what do you do around the house to help out. >> i help to clean the office and clean the house. >> the chores. you good. see, that's good. it builds character like that. but how are the other children? >> they're doing great. they're at home watching right now so i'm sure they're very excited and they -- maya's just, you know, completes our family. she's a wonderful part of the family. she's adored by her brothers and sisters. very mother-in-law to the younger ones. yep. the older kids just, you foe, love to include her in
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everything they're doing from soccer to basketball to schoolwork. >> all of that so -- >> yeah. >> you know the question everyone asks. what do you want to be when you grow up? >> i want to be a teacher that i can learn -- i can teach the people about god and jesus. >> oh, wonderful. wonderful. you've taken after mom and dad really well there, aren't you? well, it is wonderful to see you again. mandy, matt, thank you so much for allowing us to share your story and how you've stayed in touch over the years has meant so much and as we celebrate our 40 years together. >> and thank you so much, robin and everyone here at abc. for coming to us in one of our biggest types of need and helping bring our daughter home it will always be -- >> you'll always -- ? part of our family and maya's story and we're thankful to god for watching her during that time and we know he has great plans for her life so we're excited to see. >> blessings abound. when we do these stories and show all those -- my longtime
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producer, all the purchases that we have, when you see these stories that we put together, it's not just us, there's so many people that work on it and she was right there in haiti with me. so thank you, karen and thank you to all the producers for helping us celebrate. okay. all right. so this is where i throw to commercial. can you read this let's go outside to ginger. >> let's go soughtside with ink ginger. >> there you go. >> yes we are all here with the ladies of lakeland high school
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>> and a big announcement about the american music awards. we are revealing the top nominees for artist of the year. there were originally ten fans voted for these as the final five but then luke bryan, ariana grande, nicki minaj, one direction and taylor swift came out on top. you can vote on all the nominees until next thursday, november 19th at the american music awards site. be sure to tune in too, 2015 american music awards hosted by jennifer lopez. i was almost going to do j. law like all the jennifers are together, sunday night, november 22nd at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. >> just hanging out with the pouters. not letting them out of my sight.
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we're dancing here because we're so happy. it's tgit time and we have just two episodes left of "how to get away with murder." before the midseason break and we've had murder and mayhem on the show so why not add a little kidnapping? we have a sneak peek from tonight's episode. take a look. >> we don't know if anything happened yet.
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it's been kidnapped. >> because you came home to spilled milk on the floor. >> he left his phone. >> maybe he went to cheat with some other guy. >> i don't understand why we're not calling the police. >> the police were already here. >> nate is not involved in this. >> illegal hacked some guy that's a suspect on our other case and now he's kidnapped my boyfriend. >> you should go. >> no. >> i can't have you involved in this. >> i'm already involved. >> whoo. already involved, robin. we are so excited to have viola davis, matt mcgorry, jack falahee, aja naomi king, liza weil, charlie weber and alfred enoch and welcome. >> do people come up and talk to you in your character's name and use your real name, people on the street? >> yeah. >> yeah? >> we do sometimes. >> you get confused. >> sure, sure. >> viola, i know you've been asked this countless times but i'm telling you, the emmy speech
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was just something that's going to go down in the ages and even i love when you were telling kelly and michael the other day about your husband was a little scared this for a moment. >> i didn't know which way you were going with that speech. he said i was happy when you mentioned harriet tubman because you landed it. >> back around. >> hopefully it's going to bring some change. >> and, you know, your character is pushing boundaries. annalise is just been revealed to be a same-sex relationship. >> yes. >> you may have a love child, wes, from a previous relationship. >> well. >> i have to ask what's it like? we don't know yet when you get that script and you read it -- are you as shocked as we all are? >> yes, i have vodka on supply. just to, you know, and body makeup. >> vodka and body makeup. good to know. charlie and liza, you play frank and bonnie, they work directly for annalise viola.
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>> it's complicated. >> yeah. >> going to walk the line. >> i mean, the twists that it always takes. liza, your character -- i mean, come on now. do you think sometimes going, what do they have me doing next? >> yeah, i think we're always sort of taking it day by day and episode to episode and, yeah, we're just trying to play each moment to the best of our ability. >> yeah. >> when frank meets annalise in the shadows to do something horrible is my favorite part. >> we have the keating five with us here joining us via skype from london we have ail letter enoch who plays wes. >> albert. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh. a little reunion here. >> loy of that. >> so, i mean, give it up. are you annalise's son? >> i'm from london if i divulge that information -- even if i
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wanted to. >> so my next question probably isn't going to go over well. who shot annalise? >> oh. >> she knows. >> aja. >> aja knows. >> they're not going to reveal any of that. no. but -- but you know what, i spent some time with you on the set the first season and you guys were very anxious. you guys are like family. i mean, when you -- you were so excited to see wes, if you will, maybe your love child but to see him on skype like that, the genuine reaction. billy, you've been around for awhile. what's this cast like? >> the cast is great. great vibe, flowing, you know, work together, easy, seamless and it always comes down to number one so viola leads it, sets the tone. >> i knew he was going to say that. >> but really does, though. really does. she showed up monday we had big stuff to do after her emmy win and she charged in.
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>> not knowing my lines. >> but, that's -- she says that. wink-wink and we worked the scene out. got the director, the writer to refocus, get her to where we needed to be and did it, man. >> aja, are you still excited -- you still have the wide eyes from the first day on the set till now. >> i mean it's still so exciting foe moore every moment to be on a set with all of these wonderful, wonderful people and actors. it's really incredible. i'm just so grateful. i'm really grateful to be here. >> aja knows who shot annalise, raised her hands. >> thank you all. you all -- we are up late thursday nights. we're a little tired friday mornings on "gma." thanks to tgit. totally worth it. continued success. blessings and august you do and "how to get away with murder" airs tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central as part of tgit right here on abc. coming up big news for one direction fans. >> ooh. wow.
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8:53 back now with big one direction news. they will be part of our huge 40 for 40 live stream event, that is a 40-hour broadcast performing live but before that they're releasing their new album it's called "made in the a.m." sounds just right for "gma." it drops tomorrow and we cannot
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we are happy and we want you to help us celebrate our 40th birthday. pick your favorite moment, vote now on our website. on yahoo! >> yes, amy and lara dancing. >> robot. >> have a great thursday. good morning, it's 8:56 this thursday, november 12th. i'm ken rosato. and we have some breaking news in the bronx. the nypd saying one of two men wanted for the midtown triple
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shooting checked himself into bronx lebanon hospital overnight. and we saw officers focus on sewer grate outside the hospital as well. and investigators say the suspect may have been using an alias when he checked in with an unknown injury. hospital staff did recognize him and they called police. >> i'm glad he's off the streets and officers -- everybody is safer now. for another day. >> now police don't believe the suspect is the shooter though. one person was killed in the shooting on monday. two people were hurt. it is 8:57. time to check our commute. here's heather o'rourke. >> ken i'm going to start with the good news and tell you that subway service at this point is running on or close to schedule. no major problems there. but we have the hudson-bergen light rail, that's because of some mechanical issues. menuhin long island railroad 15 minute delays and metro-north is running on or close to schedule. fdr drive going northbound you can see that delay. that's an accident that is in the process of being cleared away. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken? back to you. heather thank you.
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with your accuweather forecast. >> well, we're looking at absolute cloudy skies and an absolute showers for the next couple of hours across the area. we're looking at 56 as the 9:00 temperature. still got this coastal flood advisory going on because we're at high tide right now and this easterly wind is providing a little flooding on western long island sound. the front itself is back here in eastern pennsylvania. so have your rain gear at the ready. rain for the lunch hour and early afternoon. then that gets out of the way for the evening and it becomes very windy this evening and tonight. wind gusts tonight 25, 30 miles an hour out of the south and southwest and very windy friday and saturday. kind of chilly saturday and warming back up sunday. ken? >> announcer: thank you bill and that's the news for now.
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