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good morning, america, on this friday, october 23rd. and this morning, asleep at the controls? how did two pilots fly 150 miles past their destination? they say they were distracted. but what really happened on flight 188? manhunt. new clues in the murder of 7-year-old somer thompson. as her mother joins us with a message for her daughter's killer. that desperate robber who held a clerk at gun point until she convinced him to pray with her. well, that man speaks out this morning about her message. and the moment that changed his life. and the obamas fst official family portrait.
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a snapshot for the history books. and a good friday morning, everyone. i'm robin roberts, here with the host of "this week," george stephanopoulos. >> good morning. >> good to have you here. of course, diane sawyer is off this morning. we hear of drivers, you miss the exit. but rarely do you hear about a pilot missing an airport. >> by more than an hour. this was northwest flight 188. almost 150 passengers on board. it was heading from san diego to minneapolis, when the two pilots failed to make contact with ground control for more than an hour. it was considered so serious, that fighter jets were put on alert. >> and the plane landed safely, without the passengers realizing anything was wrong. it begs the question, how did this happen? we begin with lisa stark at washington reagan airport. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, investigators will be listening to the cockpit voice
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recorder. and they'll be talking to the crew of this flight, trying to determine what was going on in the cockpit of northwest flight 188. two air traffic controllers were frantically trying to reach the northwest jet, as it overflew the minneapolis airport. overflew it by 150 miles. ending up in wisconsin, before controllers reached the pilots and turned them around. >> this is an extraordinary, unusual case. i can think of very few timein recent history where we've seen this type of, really, extreme overflight. >> reporter: the drama in the sky began at 6:56 p.m. central time, when denver trocontroller tried to hand off the plane to controllers in minneapolis. there was no response from the northwest. crew. as the plane and its 147 passengers flew on at 37,000 feet, controllers asked other pilots to try to reach the silent jet. that finally worked. at 8:14 p.m., more than an hour after contact was lost. >> the captain had come on. and they said, after some back
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and forth and bickering, we should be landing in about 15 to 20 minutes. >> reporter: the national transportation safety board says the pilots reported they were distracted by a heated discussion over airline policy. but the board says it is also looking into whether those pilots fell asleep. that's just what happened last year, when air traffic controllers couldn't raise go aiines flight 1002, which overflew its destination in hawaii. >> air shuttle 1002, if you hear hcf approach, contact hcf approach immediately on either 124 immediately. >> reporter: it took 18 minutes to reach the pilots, who had dozed off at the controls. now, we are also learning, this morning, from published reports that it may actually have been a flight attendant who finally called into the cockpit and got the pilots' attention. as for those pilots, well, delta airlines, which now owns northwest, says they are grounded for now.
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gege? >> okay, lisa stark, thanks. joining us now also from washington, abc news aviation consultant and former pilot, john nance. and john, i want to talk with you. you caught my e last night when you were talking on "world news." you were highly skeptical from this report from the pilots they were talking, they demeanor distracted. you said you were almost certain they were sleeping. >> i said less than a 1% chance and i really mean that. if it was anything else, as we now understand that it may have been, we're going to find out, by the way, because of the voice recorder being one of the more modern versions. but if this is the case, this is unprecedented in aviation history, that i'm aware of, in terms of being so unaware of what you're doing for so very long. a pilot overflying by 10, 15 minutes. a radio call or missed one, yes. but this is virtually off the charts, unprecedented if they did that.
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the likely explanation is that they dozed off. if you look at the line of the aircraft, in other words, it was a straight line. the autopilot was flying it. no deviation from that until they're almost 150 miles on the other side of minneapolis. consistent with dozing off. not consistent with being unaware of where you are. >> greg, are you certain they were sleeping? >> no, i'm not. one of the things the board will have to look at in depth, if this distraction did occur, why was it so egregious as far as the crew not monitoring their progress. and with record to listening. one of the things, george, about pilots. and john will know this, as well. is that there's a lot of radio chatter. you have to tune your ear to the call sign. and if you're in a heated discussion and totally distracted, you're going to miss that call sign. and they missed a frequency change. >> if they were distracted, what can we learn from this, greg? >> from the human factors elements, it's going to be a case of where the board's going
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to have to understand what the policies and procedures were. why they weren't invoked as far as the crew and their discipline. and of course, what the controllers were doing. you may have a controller that's on the new frequency trying to get ahold of the crew. if they didn't change frequency, why didn't they go back to the previous frequency and try to get their attention that way. there's a lot of factors in this investigation. >> the whole problem of pilots dozing off. we've heard these stories before. how common is it? >> it's very common for people who have a hard time staying awake. if they're cumulatively fatigued overtime or on the backside of the clock. there's many different incidences of this. were both pilots to go to sleep at the same time is not unpress kept theed, unfortunately. most of us try very, very hard not to let that happen. but the faa has contributed to this problem for 35 years by failing to recognize that we have to have planned naps in the cockpit when the crew is tired and know they're tired.
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>> why are they fighting that? >> it's a matter of tradition more than anything else. they're afraid of letting the door open to this because they think they can't control it. it's the exact opposite. if they dope the door to this and say we need a plan. and if you as a captain know you're tired, come up with a plan and stick with it. that's a far more safe methodology of doing it than saying you boys be careful out there. and don't go to sleep. that's like telling a young man saying we're going to shoot you if you fall asleep overnight. but you're on guard duty for 12 hour >> thank you both very much. >> you're welcome. >> robin? >> okay, george. orange park, florida, where police are searching for a child-killer. investigators have positively identified the body they found in a landfill as 7-year-old somer thompson. in a show of strength and emotion, her mother is publicly warning the killer to watch out. we're going to hear from her in a moment. first, jeffrey kofman has the
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latest down in florida. good morning, jeffrey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. in the last 24 hours the hunt for somer thompson has shifted to a hunt for her killer. it is a sad story. but police are piecing it together with astonishing speed. the quick decision to seize the county trash trucks led to the biggest break in this investigation. deputies sifted through almost 300 tons of trash in this landfill across the state line in georgia. a coroner confirmed the body they found is 7-year-old somer thompson. >> and you don't do th to a little baby. and put my baby in the trash like she's nothing. that's not okay. >> reporter: purple robbins had a memorial adorn the neighborhoody somer lived and disappeared. police cannot bring her back but because they found her body so quickly, they can now focus on finding her murderer. >> this early discovery is going to be tremendously helpful in our investigation. >> reporter: and the focus of that investigation has shifted to this house.
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sources tell abc news, police believe it is the murder scene. the house is unlived in, being rebuilt, after a fire. it is also just yards from where somer disappeared monday afternoon, while walking home from school. >> i think that when she ran off, she was upset. and she got to a point and decided to stop and wait. and that this sick predator, person, man, was waiting. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies have methodically tracked down the more than 80 registered sex offenders that live within 5 miles of the murder season. a number that's typical for a community this size. so far, no suspect has been identified. >> there is a child killer on the loose. that's why we're going to catch this person and bring them to justice. i fear for our community until we bring this person in. >> reporter: and the community is afraid. >> just makes you not feel comfortable and not feel safe in your own neighborhood. >> reporter: parents here are now afraid to let their kids out of their sight. meanwhile, the family has the
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grim task today of going to the funeral home to make arrangements to bury 7-year-old somer thompson. robin? y, tnk you. and i spoke to somer's mom, diena thompson, from hur home in orange park, florida. diena, first of all, our sincere condolences to you and to your family. how are you finding the strength to continue to speak publicly? >> my main thing is, i want in guy caught. i want them to find him. but secondly, which is really huge, is i just want everybody to know that's come together and helped me and helped my family and helped my friends and helped me look, and left stuff for somer. i want them all to know that i'll never be able to tell them thank you enough. >> i know you've received a lot of support these last few days. how are your children, somer's brothers and sisters? >> they go through spurts. you know? they're kids. so, one minute they're happy. the next minute, they're sad. >> i know part of the reason that you wanted to talk this morning, that you said you're
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not going to sleep until the person who did this is caught. what do you want to say to that person? >> we're coming for you. we'll get you. and hopefully justice will be served. >> is there fear in the community right now, diena? >> i'm sure there is. i mean, i don't even want to let my kids go anywhere because i'm just afraid it could happen again. >> i know a couple of days ago, maybe it was just the emotion getting to you, when you said that you felt such guilt, that you were at work. you're a working mom, like so many. that you were on the job when this happened. do you really feel guilt? >> yes. i don't even know if guilt is even the right word. i feel responsible.
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if i could have just, i don't know, left work or something and been able to pick her up, this wouldn't have happened. or anything. >> no. you can't blame yourself. and hopefuy, your children aren't blaming themselves, the last to see somer. are they okay about that? >> they're upset. but i don't know that they're blaming themselves. we're going to be getting them into counseling after the funeral. >> i'm glad to hear that. that would be best. what do you want us to remember most about somer? and what will you remember most about her? >> just how sweet she was. she just wanted to make everybody happy. she didn't know a stranger. she was sweet. and she was my baby.
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>> and how has your community helped you in your time? >> everything. food. just coming up and telling me they're sorry. people giving me books to try to help me, you know, get through it. and being out there, just standing out there, looking, turning in tips. you name it, they've done it. >> and they're going to continue to do everything they can too, diena. thank you very much. again, our condolences to you and your family. you take care. >> thank you. thank you. >> it really has rallied around that family. again, they plan the funeral later today. >> you are so right. she cannot blame herself. >> of course not. we're going to bring chris
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cuomo for the other major news this morning. there is some news this morning on the public option for health care we've been talking about for so long. >> it's interesting the turnabout that's happened. it seems like public option was on the way out. now, maybe government-run health insurance could be making a comeback in the health care bill. our senior congressional correspondent, jon karl, is on capitol hill. jon, tell us, what is going on here? >> reporter: good morning, chris. as you know for months it seemed that the public option was dead in the senate. but in a dramatic development, majority leader, harry reid, is now pushing to include it in the bill he will introduce in the united states senate. it still remains to be seen whether or not moderates will go along with this. but reid's actions mean the creation of a government-run insurance program is now once again front and center in the senate. >> jonathan, help with this. public option. two words. but it could mean like 1,000
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different ings. what shape could it take to garner both republican and democrat support? >> reporter: well, the shape we're looking at is a government-run insurance company that would negotiate rates with medical providers like private insurance does. but which competes with private insurance companies. as for republican support, chris, don't hold your breath. it looks like there will be no republican support for this pnoten olympia snowe lik it. >> a lot of fighting yet to be done. jon, thanks for bringing us the latest this morning. we have new figures this morning showing how quickly the h1n1 virus is spreading. a government survey completed this month found one in five children suffered flu-like symptoms. it's believed most cases were swine flu. more than 300 people are in custody after what's being called the largest drug bust in history. the target, a cartel called la famil familia. one surveillance video shows members of the group smuggling
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meth in a child's plan blanket. we also have a developing story from puerto rico. a major explosion at the gulf gasoline facility near san juan. 11 tanks on the site exploded. that's the picture you're seeing. the fbi is trying to determine why. thankfully, only minor injuries. but it could take days to extinguish the fire. we also have aond farewell this morning to a man who just kept america laughing for half a essentially. slapstick comedian, soupy sales, best known for that infectious laugh and that signature pie-in-the-face sh stick. he was 83 ars old. good-bye to him. that's the news at 7:16. >> yankees? >> i was a little short on time. >> yankees? losing? >> i had a script prepared. i'll read it to you, if you like. >> that's all right. >> an amazing win for the angels. >> game six. >> one inning. that's coming on saturday. >> that's good. >> i'll be watching. i still have stripes on. they're just muted. little muted.
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>> thanks, chris, so much. hi, sam. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. let's deal with the heavy rain that moves in the southeast. that's the same rainmaker that's flooded there and flooding in five or six states. now, it shifts to montgomery, tallahassee, nashville, charleston, as well. this will have the opportunity of creating strong winds. and the heaviest rain to the north of it. chicagoland, to the south of you, in central illinois, northern indiana, and central michigan, there will be up to two inches of rain in that direction today. and the southwest continues to have gorgeous weather, just like yesterday.
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the clouds are rolling in this friday morning. there are mainly cloudy conditions and some sunshine here and there but overall a great day. 61 degrees in frederick, maryland. the humidity is at 91%. comparable store to the day ended will be comparable afternoon. -- comparable more weather in the next half hour, including how it looks like the east will have aing so justice start to the weekend. george? >> thanks, sam. now, we have a story that captivated us this week. the indiana clerk that was confronted by a gunman. and in a panic, she started to pray. and invited the gunman to pray with her. he gave her his only bullet and
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gave up. yesterday, in an exclusive interview, robin spoke to the clerk. >> i remember looking at the silver gun. and the fingeras on the trigger. that's all i could picture. and i thought, this is it. i began praying and telling him, don't do this. you know? you're young. don't do this to jeopardize your life. he had the gun put away and started crying. and he said, but we're going to be homeless. i haven't had a job in months. and i've tried everything. >> she started talking to me. and letting me know there's different ways of going about things. and she started praying for me. it had to be god working thrgh her. as i said, she just talked to me like a mother or a grandmother to her child. and she made me feel comfortable. i started telling her stuff i hadn't even told my own mother. i tried to give her the gun.
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she wouldn't take it. to everybody who i've affected in this, i just want to say i'm sorry. >> who knows? maybe the lord will use him in jail. maybe he can speak to other people that's in there for that same reason and throwing their young lives away. >> wow. god working through her. >> she said she literally felt the presence of god. but her compassion, her faith, remarkable. coming up, new details in the deadly sweat lodge ceremony. we're going to hear from a survivor who is speaking out this morning about what really happened inside that tent. we have that and much more, coming pup ou fto eat right at work...
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centreville. there was a crash earlier eastbound on 66 but don't worry about it anymore. delays are often on from 50 to the beltway. delays a 95 are from del city to get to the beltway. we will take you over to the dulles toll road. this is all live close to hunter's mill road. we will take you to the beltway in landover near fedex field. there has been a crash at central avenue but not much of an impact this far north. we have cloudy skies this morning and mainly dry conditions today. 54 degrees right now. it is above average in terms of temperatures. our forecast to take calls for
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mostly cloudy and the rain showers will move in but not until late in the afternoon and this evening. off and on rain tomorrow and sunday on sunday. >> we will be right back.
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two more clinics will be giving up the swine flu vaccine to high priority patients in virginia. the supplies are limited. people are lining up in alexandria, already. >> high priority patients are in line.
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they are holding a place for their children, these adults. there are new numbers out from the cdc that show one in five children in the first 11 days of this month showed symptoms of the flu. we spoke to people in line earlier this morning. >> this is more for my kids. they go to school and my husband works. - they will do things differently here. they will give out numbers at 8:00 so you know rider will -- right away whether you will get a vaccination ts morning. there will not be a super-long wait. we are live in alexandria. also, you should know that
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the swine flu clinic will be held at the arlington county health department from 8:00 until 1:00 this afternoon or until supplies are running. for more information, go to our website,, keyword flu. epublican bob mcdonnell will make stops in manassas and arlington today. democrat creigh deeds will campaign in mclean with al gore. prince george's county police are searching for a man who robbed a 7-eleven in capitol heights. the man armed with a gun walked into that store in the 1400 block and demanded money. he got away on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. police have arrested the driver of a stolen minivan in d.c. that crashed into a d.c. home on martin luther king jr. ave. no one was hurt. we will have another update at 7:56.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ tgif. everybody is working for the glorious weekend that is just about upon us. d we hope you're waking up to a happy friday morning. i didn't say happy friday, sam. i always say happy friday to you. >> happy friday. >> happy friday. good morning, everyone. i'm robin roberts, with george sthanopoulos. >> good morning. >> good morning to you. and diane has the morning off. we're going to get straight to an update on the deadly sweat lodge ceremony. three people died at the ritual in sedona, arizona, this month. authorities are now looking at it as a possible homicide. >> and this morning, we're
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learning more about what went wrong. just moments ago, i speak with beverly bunn, who was inside that tent. and i asked her what the spiritual guru, james ray, was doing during the sweat lodge ceremony. beverly, thank you for being with us this morning. how are you doing this morning? >> great. thank you very much. >> well, it is good to see you. and all the things that you have been telling us about what happened inside that tent. the vomiting, gasping for air. what was james ray doing when all this was taking place? >> james ray was the leader. so, james ray was the gate keeper of the door. so, he actually would -- you know, he opened the door and called for the number of rocks. closed the door. and started the chants. so --
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>> but his response. >> he was the leader of everything that was going on. >> so, he didn't act alarmed that, you know, people were falling out all around? that people were vomiting? that they were -- one man allegedly was so disoriented, he was going for the hot coals. and he didn't have any kind of response to that? >> i don't recall that he had any response to the man that was going into the rocks because other people were trying to prevent that gentleman from doing that. but when everybody was actually throwing up or they were spinning and stuff, that was actually considered -- your body actually purging its toxins and getting rid of what we don't need or the bad things that were inside. so -- >> since this time, have you
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heard -- >> i guess he felt that was a good thing. >> since this time, have you heard from james ray at all? we heard about a conference call of some sort? >> that's the only thing. that's the only thing i've heard from james ray is, at a conference call. after the incident and after everything happened, james ray, pretty much, abandoned all of us. he left -- he left us all there to figure out what was going on. there was a little bit of correspondence amongst a few of his staff member that they came in. and it wasn't until the homicide detective actually came in and filled us in on what was going on with kirby and james and sidney and liz, and the number of other people that were in the
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hospital. but james ray was -- he never -- after the incident, he never me back. the next morning we were given a note on the table that was written by his staff, saying that james was in prayer and meditation. and to this day, i've never heard from james ray. i've never talked to james ray. >> you mentioned kirby. you mentioned kirby, kirby brown who was your roommate. and very sorry for your loss th she did not survive. you said you wanted to give her cpr. >> thank you. >> but you were not allowed to. >> yes. >> is that true? >> yes. i'm on orthodontist. and i'm trained in cpr, as part of mycredentials.
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i told the dream team about ten times. i actually -- when i was taken out of the tent, it took about 15 minutes or so for me to actually regain total mobility. i had -- i was conscious the whole, entire time i was in the tent. and then, when i came out, my body was a wee bit weak. but then, once i was up and around, i was able to help people out. and i saw them giving cpr to james. when i figured out, too, i was looking everywhere for kirby. and i couldn't find her. and i figured out where kirby was. and kirby was next to james. i saw her through the tent. i told them about ten times, i know cpr. i know cpr. i know the people were getting tired because they had to be doing cpr for 15 or 20 minutes. we had no medical assistance or anything. and the dream team told me, you can't go over the. you can't go over there.
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you can't go over there. and they just kept pulling me away and pulling maway. >> i know how difficult thatted that to be. that had to be so difficult because you know cpr. she was a friend and you wanted to help her. i don't have to tell you this. you know there are many people that are saying, beverly, why did you all not -- and others, why did you not get up and get out of that tent? why did you stay in that tent for so long? >> we stayed in there for many, many different reasons. you understand that we had been actually under the leadership of james ray for four days or five days. we trusted him. we trusted in what he was teaching us. we also believed that, you know, this has been done for four or five years or zen yeseven years not quite sure.
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that it was a safe place. and this was, quote, the pinnacle event. and so, it was somewhat of a challenge. these were astronomical people that i was with. there are a lot of overachievers, highly successful people, that push themselves to the nth degree. >> again, authorities are investigating as a possible homicide. our thanks to beverly bunn. but right now, no charges have been filed. it is now 7:37. another check of the weather and sam. >> a story that's difficult to hear. >> it is. >> we're going to start with pictures of flooding. we've been telling you about the kind of rain that's falling in the deep south. we have an example of it. in the beaumont, presideort art. that's texas, missouri, involved in the flooding. eight states. now, we'll do the life cycle of a storm. this will get up and move out of that area. it's drier in texas. the rain and the strong storm starts to spread through the
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southeast. heavy rain in chicagoland. then, it moves into new england. by sunday, it's much nicer. it's pretty fast-moving through there. you start with a wet saturday. wet friday night, as you get into saturday. sunday, the drier air pushes in right behind it. another system in the northwest means this is pretty powerful. one to two inches of rain in coastal areas. this begins rainy season, really, for the northwest. we'll start to see kind of tha it's a very comfortable start to our day. we are in the low to mid-50's. we are on our way to the mid- 60's this after all that weather was brought to you by raisin bran. it's friday, robin. >> i needed that, sam.
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it's time r president obama to make good on his promise. the white house must stop dithering while america's armed forces are in danger. >> what vice president cheney calls his solemn responsibility to the men and women in uniform and to the american public. >> the latest verbal battle brewing between former vice president dick cheney and the white house. the topic, president obama's decision over what to do in the war in afghanistan. should he send tens of thousands of more troops? we're joined by conservative pundit, ann coulter. and jamie ruben, former spokesman for the clinton administration.
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and let me begin with you. the point that robert gibbs was making at the white house briefing. basically, he says, and he's backed up by military officials that say, the white house ignored afghanistan for seven years. and actually, president bush led a request for 30,000 troops sit on his desk for months. >> a couple of things. i think it's weird, that cheney, who is described as dr. strangelove, all this time, is accused of not paying attention to afghanistan and iraq. that's crazy. and more of what was happening, they were chooszs the battlefield. and the battlefield they chose, was iraq. which was very good, strategically, for the united states military. and we're finding out now, that afghanistan's a much tougher battlefield. >> what about the 30,000 troops requested for 8 months and not to do anything? >> i think it was a good idea to have the world and the terrorists focused on iraq. we had strong air power there.
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afghanistan, we took it. we had a presence there. but this guy, obama, the president, he -- his whole focus during the campaign was, afghanistan is the war of necessity. now, he has guys like hamlet. he has a timeline on the timeline. >> vice president cheney gave a speech that really belonged in a caaign. it was waffling. the president is afraid to make a decision. he lacks political courage. he slandered our intelligence officers. he's talking down the country. turning the guns on our own guys. this is undignified. the vice president is like one of those bullies who has graduated from school and can't help but get back into the schoolyard, yelling taunts at those in the game. >> how about the substantive -- >> the substance is very clear. vice president cheney should have the dignity to not talk about afghanistan. for seven years, these people avoided making the hard decision about afghanistan. they avoided the subject. they sent the best intelligence,
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the interest military intelligence. they moved off afghanistan to iraq. they said that was the right decision. but they almost lost afghanistan for us after eight years. this is a subject they really shouldn't be talking about. >> let's move to president obama's decision. the president came out and announced a brand-new strategy in march, after a review. and now, it's completely rethinking the strategy. a major course correction. he says that sends mixed signals. >> well, vice president cheney's, you know, entitled to have his opinion. but when it comes to afghanistan, which is the issue in play here, the president looking at all the problems and difficulties that he inherited. he's cleaning up their mess. and the problems are complicated. we had an election in which the president of that country was accused of stealing votes. so, the president is looki at all the problems. but in the end, it'sretty clear that he's going to support
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additional forces to get the job done. and that's why i think it's particularly outrageous for the vice president to be -- >> you might have insight that others. i'm not sure that we know what the president is going to decide. what is wrong for the president to take a few weeks to get this decision right? >> it's been more than a few weeks. and although i agree with you, you know, the argument over whether they should be doing this or not, i think they should go back to attacking fox news. you want to get to the substance here. the bush plan.that they adopted this is what, as you say, in march, obama says this is what we're going to do. and to act like nothing was happening in afghanistan when bush was president, is crazy. we took kabul in three weeks. >> and then, they forgot about it, after seven years. we're still there because of president bush's policies. you would acknowledge that. >> we changed as we discovered, in iraq, you do need a surge. wars change.
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they fight back. you send many more troops. you send in fewer troops. now, it's going on and on and on. and it is isn't cleaning up bush's mess. in fact, it's to the contrary. he is living off the legacy of bush's war on terrorism. >> in afghanistan? >> a year where it's still bush protecting us from terrorism. but the next four years, obama's going around creating disasters across the world. he is lighting matches and throwing in gasoline. we're just going to wait for the entire conflict. not only in afghanistan. in iraq, in turkey, in china, in russia. every place, he is doing the wrong thing. and afghanistan, his hamlet routine, i do not believe is putting the fear of god in the savages. >> i don't know about ann's look at the chess board. but in afghanistan, this is a place where the bush administration got it wrong. for seven years, they wouldn't make the hard decision to finish the success they had in the first couple of months. and we, the united states, the american military, the obama administration, is having to
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abc 7 news update. and good morning. welcome back. 7:56. i am alison starling. first, a look at traffic and weather. >> it is a good morning. 270, not too bad. in and out of baltimore, some traffic through the icc work. i will show you some pictures. we will take you to 270.
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see what i mean? it is gorgeous. no delays. next we go to the wilson bridge, moving nicely in both directions. we see sunshine. 395 sums it up. no delays from king street to the 14th street bridge. >> there are a few lucky glimpses of the sun here and there. 54 in the district. mainly gray skies today. the clouds are increasing. 55 in rockville. hagerstown, 53. today, mainly cloudy skies. the clouds on the increase. rain showers later this evening. >> thank you. metro is taking a big step towards improving safety falling in june's deadly collision.
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they will test a new anti collision system that detects circuit problems in real time. metro will open early on sunday. several routes will be rerouted. there will be several street closures during a
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>> "good morning america" continues with foul play. this big-time baseball broadcaster's affair with a young staffer played out in public, after her frantic letter to his wife is published in the tabloids. plus, a massive recall of women's clothes, after nine women died when they're robes burst into flames. the details ahead. ♪ i guess you're just what i needed ♪ and just what you needed. the newest products on the market to help you look slim and sleek in an instant. ♪ just what i needed i needed someone to plead ♪ >> george asked, what's that? i said, gets you a little more
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junk in the trunk. good morning, america. i am george stephanopoulos. here with robin roberts. diane sawyer is off this friday, october 23rd, 2009. >> becky worley is here. the tricks to help you pull it all together. und undergarments of all kinds. and that song brings me back to my youth. rick o kay sis, here with shwayze. they'll be performing their new single. >> we'll get back to chris and the morning's news. >> good morning, everyone. federal investigators, today, are checking the cockpit voice recorded for the northwest airlines flight that overshot its destination by 150 miles, this week. they hope to determine if the pilots fell asleep while carrying 144 passengers from san diego to minneapolis. the pilots have been suspended. they claim they were distracted by a heated discussion they were having. air traffic controllers were unable to contact them from for
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more than an hour. news of another wave of deadly attacks in pakistan this morning. at least two dozen people were killed, including people traveling in a bus to a wedding. pakistan's military, with the help of the u.s., continues waging a major offensive against the taliban along the border with afghanistan. some highly flammable women's robes are being recalled so, listen up. they were sold by a company called blair llc of pennsylvania and were made in pakistan. the full-length chenille robes are linked to nine deaths. most of the women were cooking when the robes caught fire. go to the website for information. we have new insight into michael jackson's finances. his mother, katherine, has hired a new legal team in her fight to control the estate. but while jackson stood to make a lot of money, he also owed a lot of money. here's our lisa fletcher. ♪ >> reporter: we're just days away from the michael jackson concert movie that stands to
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make hundreds of millions of dollars. and now, learning new details about how jackson planned to use the tour to turn his life around. "fortune's" richard siklos found that concert promoter of g paid sheik abdullah. and another $50 million toward a $50 million home in vegas that was to be the new neverland. but that didn't erase the financial problems. so, here's a guy that conceivably made millions of dollars a year. but was broke. how can that be? >> the rock music superstar, equivalent of a middle-income family that has spent money on credit cards without paying attention to when the money's due and what the rates are and what the penalties are. >> reporter: huge amounts of money generated for more than $600 million in assets, only covered interest payments and late fees on loans. debt that ballooned from $90 million in the late '90s, to
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more than $430 million today. was michael jackson a shopaholic? >> totally. total shopaholic. he had this kind of cavalier, maybe delusional attitude toward money. >> reporter: but jackson seemed confident he'd turn things around. telling friends he'd make billions. even had plans to own halloween, with a full-length "thriller" movie, tv show and thriller casino. for "good morning america," lisa fletcher, abc news, los angeles. the first family has released their first official portrait. and they're all smiles. the photo shows a relaxed-looking president obama and first lady, flanked by daughters malia and sasha. photos taken by renowned photographer, annie leibovitz. finally, a sea gull stole the show on the news in australia. it is 700 feet tall and massive. the anchor is reading. you can see what looks like a giant sea gull right there,
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devouring australia. very frightening for us here. the sea gull is not gigantic. but look at that anchor. that's what a news pro is all about. giant sea gullbout to eat his head. he doesn't care. he just keeps reading the news. that's the news at 8:04. hope you're laughing at home. nobody here is. time for the weather and sam champion. it wasn't a giant bird. it was a camera angle. >> they have the sky shots they put behind anchors sometimes. you, though, in your background, i want to see. you really -- you don't have the big open window behind you. so, they couldn't really -- all right. never mind. >> there's a hand attacking me, sam. help me. >> i saw it. i saw it. good morning, everybody. now, just to show you the difference, you guys tell me your names and where you're from. >> i'm harriet. and this is lea. we're from miami, florida. >> and? >> north dakota.
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>> what's your name? >> miranda. >> miranda, you and i seem to be averagely dressed for a normal, chilly -- it's not even that chilly. it's a cool start for new york. you guys from miami are bundled up like we're in the arctic. this is not not bad. but hang on. it will get a little milder as we get through the day. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on. our twitter picture from myrtle creek, oregon. chris fowler sent that to us this morning. we thought it was gorgeous in oregon. in the northeast today, we will pick up some rain. this will happen by tonigh >> here is a live look outside. mainly cloudy skies. there are some breaks. a comfortable start to our day. right now, 51 in rockville. 50 in waldorf. in the district, 53.
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here is the forecast. mostly cloudy. rainshowers more weather from a jam-packed times square on this friday. robin? >> standing room only. thanks, sam. now, to the baseball tv analyst who's been benched after admitting to an affair with a 22-year-old production assistant. steve phillips, a married father ofour, was supposed to be monitoring the on-field action in the playoffs. now, his off-field actions have made headlines. andrea canning has more on that. >> reporter: the espn analyst says he's deeply sorry. but it's actually his second scandal. in 1998, the former mets gm admitted to another affair at work that led to sexual harassment charges. but it's just the latest of a resolving door of storying involving men in power with
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relationships with younger co-workers. baseball analyst, steve phillips admits he had sex with production assistant, brooke hundley, three times. a standal that exploded on the front page of "the new york post." but after ending the affair, phillips told police, she turned obsessive and delusional. even scaring his wife outside their connecticut home. >> 911. what's your emergency? >> please hurry. i have a crazy woman who is involved with my husband. and she's come to my house. >> reporter: phillips' wife called police, after she says she found hundley in her driveway, august 19th. >> she's pulling down my hill right now. she's in a blue prius. >> blue prius? >> she just pulled past me? >> catch her. she's crazy. >> has she threatened you or anything? >> she's been threatening me via text and phone calls. i'm driving to my house right now. >> reporter: hundley, seen here in this myspace photo, hit a stone column before rushing
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away. but did apparently leave behind a letter, detailing her relationship with phillips. i'm the woman he's been seeing for a while now. steve has a big birthmark. so, you know i'm not being a fake. hundley allegedly went on to describe personal details about the family, including movie nights and vacations. all information she learned from phillips' son, after allegedly posing as his classmate and chatting with him online. in a statement to police, the 16-year-old said hundley would regularly insult his mother. and ask questions like, do they sleep in the same bed? do you think they'll be getting a divorce? do they fight a lot? and make comments like, you better hope you're going to end up rich and handsome like your father. if you're lucky, you'll find a baby momma like your dad. >> the behaviors that have been reported by the police in this se, are scary. impersonating people. running up on the lawn. you say to yourself, if this person's capable of this, what's the next step? >> reporter: phillips suspect
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the first powerful man to risk it all over a relationship with a younger subordinate. david letterman admitted to having sex with staffers. and was reportedly seeing his 24-year-old former assistant, stephanie birkitt. he later apologized to his wife in front of millions. >> she has been horribly hurt by my behavior. and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person, then it's your responsibility. >> reporter: supermodel, christie brinkley's ex, peter cooke, had an affair with his then-18-year-old assistant, that led to a bitter divorce. >> extreme narcissist. >> they think they're above the rules. they think they can get away with things. they're not looking carefully at the negative consequences. >> reporter: hundley was never charged with a crime. and is still actually working at espn as a production assistant. phillips was disciplined by espn. is now on an extended leave of absence, trying to work on things with hifamily. but his wife has reportedly filed for divorce. and, of course, we should
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mention that espn is our sister network. >> yes, it is. andrea, thank you so much. coming up next, did al gore get it wrong? the superfreakonomics guys, they take on global warming when we the superfreakonomics guys, they take on global warming when we come back. r. but you already are greatt doing that. really? sure! you're made with fiber just like me. but best of a, you're the perfect size for smaller kids, and they love your chocolaty taste. kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats little bites cereal. an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size... to help keep your little ones full and focused. now where you going? to practice keeping 'em full and focused. i have big shoes to fill. i'm a free runner... ...national champion gymnast... ...martial artist... and a stuntwoman. if you want to be incredible, ! eat incredible. announcer: eggs. incredible energyfor body and mind. (guitar music) and added a little fiber? sweet!
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this this morning, a new poll shows growing skepticism about global warming. just 57% of americans say they believe there's strong scientific evidence that the earth has gotten hotter. that's down from 71% last year. and 77% in 2006. and now, in their brand-new book, "superfreakonomics," the masters of turning conventional wisdom on their head, steven leavitt and stephen dubner, are at it again. saying just about everything we knew about global warming is wrong. "20/20's" elizabeth vargas has the story. >> reporter: in the award-winning documentary, "an
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inconvenient truth" -- >> i am al gore. i used to be the next president of the united states of america. i don't find that particularly funny. >> reporter: al gore sells the idea that the only solution to global warming is immediate, worldwide behavior change. >> ultimately, this is really not a political issue, so much as a moral issue. if we allow that to happen, it is deeply unethical. >> reporter: the authors of "superfreakonomics," don't buy it. >> behavior change now is going to be too little, too late. we actually need, because we waited this long, more radical solutions. >> reporter: so, how can a garden hose reverse global warming? >> well, a bunch of calculations. and it turns out, if you can take a hose. >> reporter: a garden hose? >> if you took a hose, and could stretch that hose all the way up to the staratosphere, it would e enough.
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>> reporter: how high up? >> 100,000 feet. 25 kilometers. >> reporter: how do you get a garden hose to stick up straight into the air? >> well, that was the question. >> reporter: their solution is the to use balloons to float each section of the hose, along with pumps to force the sulfur dioxide up into the atmosphere. one hose is all we need? >> in fact, for the arctic, you could do one hose. it would prevent arctic species from going extinct, like polar bears. as crazy as it may seem, using this hose to the sky, we could dial back the temperature of effort to anything you like. we could eradicate global warming. take it back to preindustrial levels. >> and joining us one, one of the authors of the book, "superfreakonomics." stephen dubner. welcome back. there's the garden hose. and it makes me think, if
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something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. >> a lot of "superfreakonomics" how cheap fixes have solved in history. worldwide famine was solved by the simple fix of increasing crop yields. we look at global warming. we see a complicated problem. the science is complex. the proposed solutions are complex and costly. we're trying to look at radically different solutions, or at least get these people, who have these ideas, geoengineering is the general rubick, to have a seat at the table. >> a lot of scientists have studied this for a long time say you're not just simplifying. you're over simplifying. here's with the union of concerned scientists said, the chapter on global warming is riddled with misrepresentations. the superfreakonomics authors appear to have taken a contrarian position on climate change. they say, you're being contrary for the sake of selling books. >> what we don't support are the
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entrenched political incentives of the global warming activist movements. i would hate this book, too, if i were the global warming activist movement. we're saying we have to look at the problem -- >> what's in it for them? they're saying they're trying to save the planet. >> as are we. the point is, if the problem is bad enough to worry about, which we write about, it very well may be. the point of this chapter is not all about denying the fact that there's been a warming trend. denying there's a lot of issues to address here, including energy. but the point is, if it's bad enough to worry about solving, which we do, we think that the proposed solution of carbon primary path will be too little and too late. and it's too optimistic. >> and even nathan myhrvold, who we saw in the piece, says this solution has to be the last resort. and there is a problem. we talk about the problems of extern externalalties. one of them could be team at
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home. there's an easy solution. they get complacent. you take false comfort in there. and you don't do the things you need to do. >> exactly. it could raise what we write in the book, it could create an excuse to pollute. the idea of, you have seat belts in cars. let's say you added them. you make the driver much safer. does that mean you want to go around driving drunk all the time? no, you don't. there's a lot of reasons to burn less fossil fuels. it would be nice to have less wars about oil, for one, right? that doesn't mean that stopping carbon emissions or making that the primary or only goal, is the best way to change global warming. >> the other directionality, is if you're pumping up the sulfur into the atmosphere, you could end up creating acid rain. i remember when i worked back in the congress 25 years ago, one of the biggest pieces of legislation was to finally get control of acid rain. and it worked. you want to bring that back? >> acid rain is usually produced by a coal-fired power plant,
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that puts its sulfur dioxide low in the sky. you have to use a small amount. what these guys are trying to do is replicate nature. volcanic explosions, like when there's a big enough one, it gets it sulfur dioxide high enough in the stats fear where it cooled the earth about one degree for two years. it's trying to replicate what is already going on in nature. >> we have about a minute left. before we go, i want you to explain these burgers here. on the one side, we have a beef burger. on the other side, it looks more appetizing, the kangaroo burger. one of the arguments you make, is one of the best ways to control global warming is we ate more kangaroo burgers and fewer beef burgers. >> it turns out for every person who buys a prius, to put out fewer carbon emissions. then, if you drive to the grocery store to buy hamburger, you're cancelling yourself out. why? because the production of meat is incredibly greenhouse gas intensive. the production of kangaroo is not. the reason why is cows emit
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to georgia avenue. try this morning. rain for your ride home. >> -- dried this morning. >> the clouds are on the increase. a mostly cloudy day with a glimpse of the sun. comfortable. 56 in the district. lincoln, 53. waldorf, 55. here is the forecast. mainly cloudy. rainshowers will hold off until the late afternoon. around dinner time. off and on light rain tonight and through saturday. there will be time of rain, may be brief thunderstorms. 60's today. by sunday, a lot of sunshine. >> thank you.
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metro will be rolling out a major safety improvements. philip stewart has more. >> metro will test the new system aimed at preventing future crashes. course we will be working very hard until we, with what we're looking for. >> the new system will detect circuit problems in real time. for some passengers, it is some comfort. >> that would it be feel better. >> others wished it would be in place when they needed it most. >> it is really said. becomes four months after the crash that killed nine passengers. >> it is something that is always in the back of your mind. >> tracked sensors failed to work in june.
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it was an issue brought to metro's attention years ago. >> since the ntsb had given metro boardings years ago, it could have been prevented. >> that was philip stewart reporting. bob mcdonnell will make stops in manassas and arlington tonight. he has some big names backing him icluding rudy guiliani and mike huckabee. bruce smith is also scheduled to campaign for him over the next couple of weeks. creigh deeds has the support of bill clinton and al gore. deeds is gearing up for his big rally with president obama next tuesday at old dominion university. we will have another update for you at 8:56.
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for continuous coverage, tune in to news channel 8. sally's in my baby and a trip-hop lady ♪ ♪ she says every day in it she loves me ♪ ♪ she loves me just the way i am ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> that's shwayze, performing their new hit, "from home." it's a perfect way to start the weekend. they will perform live with ric ocasek of the cars, coming up. >> you feel good about that, right? bringing you back. >> that's true. >> and welcome to everyone. good to have you with us,
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aluminum. >> no. it's not. don't listen to him. >> he is starting that. we're going to show you a scene from this week's "desperate housewives," where people on wisteria lane are getting together to put together a neighborhood watch. neighborhood watch is 1 of more than 100 programs that are -- a lot here on abc. spotlighting ways to give back. a neighborhood watch is a good idea. >> it's part of i-participate. it's a special effort to help everyone, from the good people on "extreme makeover home edition," to you at home. find ways to volunteer. you can find out about i-participate and how you can get involved on our website, hopefully, you will do that. great crowd we have here, sam. >> it is. and shwayze. and ric ocasek will be here, too. this is a good morning for us. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to talk to you about. we'll take a quick look -- let's go ahead.
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there we go. if you want a quick look, you to move fast. here's where the rain is, from chicagoland, just south of it, all the way through central illinois, into northern indiana and part of michigan there. that's where the heaviest rain will be today. and there will be street flooding likely in those areas. pay attention to that. that storm will shift to the east over the weekend. late tonight, by about 8:00 tonight, all eastern areas will be having some rain. probably all those metropolis cities like philadelph >> it is a comfortable start to the day. the clouds will continue to move on in. hagerstown, 56. all that weather was brought to you by chevy. now, back to -- >> robin. >> woo.
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back at you. i know they're from georgia, with those lungs, yes. now, the new high-tech garments that can make you look slimmer in just seconds. don't worry, we're not talking about old-fashioned girdles here. our friends at the newly-redegned "real simple" told us about a new wave of cutting-edge clothing like tank tops and jeans that use the technology to make us ok great. and our technology contributor, becky worley is here. >> and girdle expert. >> for the lowdown. >> it's a lot of old the exnology, put into new design. maximizing thongs and low tank tops. it's an upgrade on the old stuff we had. >> upgrade. >> yes. >> we have lovely models from our audience that will help us out. >> this is leigh. we have a before of her. the muffin top. she is wearing the mmk thong. this is a comfortable underwear garment.
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and it smooths the transition from jean to your hip. and she looks fantastic. >> you were sticking your stomach out. i can't believe you had that under there. did you? >> we all fight the muffin top, right? >> is it comfort snbl. >> very comfortable. >> and a full-bottomed version, that's not the thong. thank you so much. appreciate it. now, we have zobik here. and in our before, she has a tight, fitted top that doesn't accentuate. now, we have her in the yummie tummie tank top. and it works with the concept of letting the bottom of the tank top hang out. but the center is very tight. elastic, spandex, lycra, that pulls you in at the center. >> i feel tucked in and tight. >> excellent. >> but not too -- >> not too tight. >> it's pretty comfortable. i like this one a lot.
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>> i heard about tippy, though. >> tippy's in trouble. >> what's going on, tiby. >> these feel wonderful. >> if her before, she had a beautiful light-colored top. and sometimes it shows the bulges where it meets the jeans. basically, these are maternity jeans with compression. >> i feel wonderful. >> you look great. you're feeling hip, aren't you? >> you know what's cool about these? i wore these out to dinner last night. and halfway through dinner, i did this. i rolled it right down. and it still works. and you can eat. >> and you can eat. >> what's going on here? help us, stacy. >> stacy is our beautiful dress-wearing model. this is lisa. and she has a gorgeous dress on. look at the before and after. in the before, it was a little bit of bumping and rolling. and how the dresses.
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they accentuate. but when you put this on, the spanx tight and sleek. and the front. uh-huh. oh. really looks beautiful in these types of dresses. we also put her through the torture test because she's wearing the tres sleek arm bands. >> tres sleek. >> yes. you like that, huh, chris? >> these are sausage casings for your triceps. >> how did you get in them? >> how did you find getting out of them? >> it was difficult. you pull it on. it comes around. and you pull it on the other arm. >> it's all michelle obama's fault. we all want those arms. the only problem is i didn't find them comfortable. >> it's sort of uncomfortable right here. but they don't feel that bad. >> where does it come down to? >> and i know tres sleek had something to say about this. they say you have to be
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well-fitted for this. they feel they have people who have had a good result and a lot of comfort. very low return rate. >> thank you the to all the models. thank you very much. >> i have a couple of tips on the spanx. spanx makes a strapless version. you have to buy pretty true to size. it will roll dowif it's too small. if you want to buy something that really come peszs, g lly c. >> don't make chris do it. >> you didn't talk about putting george in this, did you? these are the high-wasted boxers that we've got. and the idea is, they pull you in. and then, this -- >> would you do this, chris? >> i do it every day. >> he does. he doesn't actually have a six-pack. this is the rip-tee. this goes on the same principle as the yummie tummie. it sucks you in on the center. and at the bottom, another looks
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like a standard t-shirt. >> i got that for sam. he was not happy. >> men are in on it, too. i hear the music playing. don't we have the ultra -- >> oh. bring it in, guys. bring it i >> what is this? this is the full body suit. the slimosa. it's the mother ship of slimming devices. there is a space to use the lady's room. we had to put the fig leaf over it because it was a little indecent. if you want all-over, tucking in, the slimosa, is the mother of all. >> i love that you're playing the "superman" theme like that. what do you think, ladies? becky, only you could bring this to us. thank you, all. thank you all. looking good. you can find more information on all of these garments at now, can i breathe? i've been sucking my stomach in. next, you knowwhat the surprise ingredient is in those
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foods. we had good guesses from the audience.
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best-selling author, michael pollan, has helped millions of americans think of the way we eat and food, and what's in our food and how it ends up on our plate, first place. and now, his new book, "the omnivore's dilemma," the young person's edition. i want to show everybody junk food. we asked everybody downstairs, what's the common ingredient in all the foods you see right here? got a lot of different answers. a bunch of high school kids said salt. one person got it close to right when she yelled out high fructose corn syrup. >> that's really close. corn is the secret ingredient in most of our processed junk food. i didn't realize this until i did detective work on the food system. i tried to follow meals back to their courses. i kept ending up in the same place, a cornfield in iowa. that's where the sweeteners come from. the high fructose corn syrup. the feed for the meat. all the ingreed yents you can't
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pronounce on processed food, it's all derived from corn. and some from soy. >> i was intrigued doing this segment. my 7-year-old, elliot, it's hard to get her to eat food beyond macaroni and cheese. and part of your book is that kids the more they know about their food, the more they will eat. >> that was the premise of the research. when i was visiting feed lots, i would tell stories at the dinner table. do you know where these burgers come from and what they feed the animals? and what happens to them on the feed lot? as i told these stories, he kind of lost his taste for junk food, without my ever having to forbid it. so, my premise is doing the young readers' edition, is the more information the kids have, the more stories we can tell them about where our food comes from, the better choices they'll make. >> let's tell a story. mcdonald's double quarter pounder with cheese. it's our burger day.
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>> i wanted to see where this came from. i visited the feed lots and the meat packing plants. i realized, corn goes into feeding the animals. what's behind the corn? what i learned is, is oil is the deeper secret ingredient of our food. so, to make this burger -- how does oil get into a burger? you need oil to make the fertilizer to grow the corn. you need petroleum to grow make the pesticides tgrow the corn. you need oil to move it around the country. let's see how much oil goes into this one burger. here's eight ounces. okay? eight ounces of oil. >> one burger. >> wait. that's not all. another eight wounss. and -- but, in fact, i don't have enough oil to show you. how much. it's 26 ounces of oil to make 1 double quarter pounder.
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when you are eating the fast food burger, you are eating oil in effect. why does that matter? you're not literally eating oil. and in fact, it's chocolate syrup. >> not all that much better for you. >> well, that's high fructose corn syrup. but it tells you the carbon footprint of that burger is really big. it comes to seven pounds of coal. you might as well be burning seven pounds of coal when you eat a burger like that. our food is kind of invisible to us. we look at the burgers. they look the way they always did. but in fact, they're made in a very different way. and the result is, a product that takes a huge environmental toll. and obviously, takes a health toll, as well. >> michael, thanks very much. you can find out a lot more by reading michael's book, an
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hee go. here we go. with hits like "buzz and corona," along with a live show on mtv, it carried their first album to top-ten sales. shwayze, with the creative sound all their own. with their new record, "let it be," it starts on november 3rd. they're collaborating with some of the biggest names in music, including ric ocasek. now, with their new single, "crazy for you," it's shwayze, with ric ocasek. >> how are you doing, everybody? >> let's do this, right now. >> all right. i want you to put your hands in the sky for me right now. wave them side-to-side. this is a love song. everybody say, hey. hey. say, hey.
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say, yeah. >> yeah. >> check it. ♪ i was born to rock learned to walk in flip-flops ♪ ♪ and i bought my clothes at the local thrift shop ♪ ♪ i wouldn't be late i'd rather spend time than buying wristwatches ♪ ♪ keep it fresh rasta ♪ ♪ i remember every day, from your eyes to your dress ♪ ♪ the sun rises in the east but it sets on the westside ♪ ♪ forget the bad days think about the good times ♪ ♪ the pixies at the hollywood bowl ♪ ♪ where is my mind i just don't know ♪ ♪ it's gone so fast when it goes too slow ♪ ♪ i joined a band i got two tickets to the rock show ♪ ♪ i want to go i want to take you out to the rock show baby ♪ ♪ make you understand what in
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mes ♪ ♪ if you want i will go crazy ♪ ♪ if you want to go crazy, girl you can be my baby girl ♪ ♪ before i drove i walked kicking rocks in the park ♪ ♪ flip the drop shooting on the black top ♪ ♪ before i had a lenny late night ♪ ♪ i listen to the tape box ♪ until the daylight come to find a girl ♪ ♪ i can sing a love song in her ear ♪ ♪ let it play lit it rock ♪ ♪ forget the bad days remember the good times ♪ ♪ make love every night like the first time ♪ ♪ and it's my birthright live it up ♪ ♪ because it may not last it goes too slow ♪ ♪ it goes too fast ♪ look to the future to discover the past ♪
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♪ want to take you down to the rock show baby ♪ ♪ make you understood what makes me ♪ ♪ and if you want i will go crazy for you ♪ ♪ if you want i'll go crazy gi ♪ ♪ you can be my baby girl ♪ take you out to the rock show baby ♪ ♪ the rock show make you understand ♪ ♪ what makes me you make me ♪ ♪ if you want i will go crazy for you ♪ ♪ if you want i'll go crazy, girl ♪ ♪ and you can be my baby girl ♪ >> "good morning america." how are we doing here today? thank you. and if you like what you hear, november 3rd, "let it be." hey, hey. hey. >> do it like this. >> tell them, man.
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♪ i want to take you out to the rock show baby ♪ ♪ make you understand what makes me ♪ ♪ and if you want i will go crazy for you ♪ ♪ if you want i'll go crazy, girl ♪ >> oh! [ cheers and applause ]
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we feel like we've been to the rock show. shwayze, thank you. ric, you rock still. >> thank you. >> and next on "good morning america," mary-kate and ashley olsen, jim carrey and reese witherspoon. they all will join us live. have a good weekend. >> live and n abc 7 news update.
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good morning. i am doug mckelway. let's get a look a traffic and weather. >> there was a minor crash in maryland close to 50, but it has been moved onto the shoulder. i do not have any problems south of town at the wilson bridge. this is the flavor that traffic is moving better through landover. taking you next to springfield will settle down. it has been a nice ride. leaving dulles airport. this is where the toll road begins and all the way to 495. later today, rain. >> that is right. light rain coming and going, especially around dinner time. mainly cloudy conditions this morning. there will be some sunshine here and there.
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not as sunny as the past couple of days. 55 right now at reagan national. we will only rise another 10 minutes. mid 60's is where we should be. lincoln, 54. rain later on, especially later this afternoon. tomorrow, light rain, up 72. a lot of sunshine on sunday. the marine corps marathon is on sunday. events will kick off this afternoon. there will be several street closures in arlington and the district from 4:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on sunday.
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