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this morning, we are remembering an icon. >> steve jobs, inventor and visionary, is dead. the brain behind the biggest blockbusters of the digital age. >> this morning, fellow tech giants on how jobs influenced them. and fans grieve online, even those that barely knew life without an ipod. also today, the anti-wall street protests turned violent overnight. our cameras were there. and after a vicious split with nbc, conan o'brien drops by his old tv home.
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and good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm tanya rivero. the legacy of steve jobs is being compared to that of edison, einstein and da vinci. >> morning headlines are calling him a genius, a guru, a wizard, artist and a world-changer. apple stores across the country and around the world have become gathering places for loyal customers and those who simply admired his vision. >> the apple website is displaying this simple tribute to the man who changed the way we connect, interact and spend our free time. we begin with abc's john hendren. >> reporter: rarely has the death of a corporate chief inspired such a spontaneous outpouring. >> a force of nature. >> one of the great visionary leaders in america, maybe the world. >> reporter: at the apple stores that steve jobs founded, flowers and candles. he was the thomas edison of his day. >> people want large, color screens they can put photographs on. people want motion video.
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>> reporter: he transformed the way we work. >> i want to show you macintosh in person. >> reporter: and he loved it. >> you have to find what you love. if you haven't found it yet, keep looking. and don't settle. >> reporter: a 20-year-old jobs launched a revolution from his parents' garage with buddy, steve wozniak. >> this is like jfk or martin luther king. >> reporter: he was fired in the '80s. >> i was publicly out. >> reporter: he was rehired in the '90s and spent the last eight years battling cancer. >> i wanted to mention this. >> reporter: in his final years, he was gaunt but still an inspiration. >> remembering that i'll be dead soon is the most important tool i ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. everything, all pride, fear of
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embarrassment or failure, these things fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. >> reporter: and leaving the world wondering, who, now, will invent the next big thing? john hendren, a abc news. >> oh, boy. he'll be missed. the electronic outpouring was immediate. in fact, isad is a trending topic on twitter this morning. >> very appropriate. and president obama tweeted this very telling statement here. the president tweeted, there may be no greater tribute to steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. >> another statement, his rival and close friend, bill gates said, the world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. >> and another king of silicon valley, mark zuckerberg said this on his facebook page. steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. thanks for showing that what you build can change the world.
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an iconic american brand. but his innovations are beloved around the world. this is the scene outside an apple store in tokyo today. the vigil there is growing by the hour. there's a candlelight vigil in the evening there. jobs bought pixar from george lucas for $10 million. the company went on to make billions with hits like "toy story." pixar was eventually bought by our parent company, disney. ceo bob iger talks about his memories. >> we talk about steve and all of his accomplishments. but he was just getting started. his ideas were so plentiful and so constant. and he was not only youthful but just at the beginning, as i see it. not nearly close to the end. and he also had an uncanny way of always expecting the impossible to become possible.
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i have never seen anyone as dedicated to turning dreams and big ideas into actuality, into reality. he was amazing that way. >> amazing, for sure. that was disney ceo, bob iger. steve jobs was an intensity private man and managed to keep a cloak over most of his medical history. we know he underwent surgery in 2004, to treat a rare form of pancreatic cancer and announced himself cured. five years later, he had a liver transplant. some say the cancer came back or spread. pancreatic cancer is a deadly form of the disease. and steve jobs later in this half hour, includi company will now move forward. also later on "good morning america," we'll talk live to apple co-founder, steve wozniak. politics now and the republican race for president. it looks set this morning, after sarah palin says she won't run.
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in a message to supporters, the former alaska governor said, you don't need an office or a title to make a difference. and she and her husband will continue to be devoted to god, family and country. last night on fox news, palin said she reached the decision through prayer and talking to family. >> i know that it's the right decision. and i know that i can join others and be effective in helping change what's going on in our country and helping wake up americans to what is going on in our country. >> palin said she would not run as a third party candidate because that would ensure president obama's re-election. congresswoman gabby giffords is in attending a retirement party for her husband. kelly commanded the final flight of the space shuttle "endeavour." the couple's joint memoir is actually due out next month. what a story they can share. >> so inspiring. now, for this morning's
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weather from around the nation. more than a foot of snow in the mountains of colorado and wyoming. scattered thunderstorms for much of the rockies and dakotas. showers from san francisco to santa barbara. thunderstorms in west texas and florida. frost and freeze advisories this morning from pennsylvania to maine. >> just 60 in boston. and 69 here in new york. mostly 80s from miami to dallas. 81 in kansas city. 79 in chicago. 75 in detroit. 50s from seattle to salt lake city. phoenix gets up to 79. and albuquerque, 69. and coming up, apple's new era without steve jobs. we ask the experts what consumers can expect in the years to come. and later, a fifth inning stretch. game interrupted by a squirrel.
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just like the scene at apple stores around the world, a memorial has sprung up outside of apple headquarters in northern california for the man known as the king of cupertino, as apple begins a new era without its iconic guru. the second-most valuable company, opinions are mixed. while some say jobs left apple in good hands and the company is strong right now. others think apple will struggle without him. jobs attracted some of the best talent of silicon valley to apple. the question is whether they will follow his vision, and adapt to a changing marketplace.
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and microsoft might be thinking about buying yahoo! again. its take overbid three years ago ended after a bitter fight. microsoft is just one of several potential suitors. overseas markets this morning are higher on optimism about europe and the u.s. tokyo's nikkei average picked up 139 points today. hong kong's hang seng is up almost 5%. in london, the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow gained 131 points yesterday. the nasdaq index rose 56. and coming up next on this thursday morning, tracking down those claims about a pill that cures gray hair. too good to be true. >> sounds good, indeed. and those violent protests overnight near wall street. we'll have the latest. my name is ron orsini, i'm forty eight years-old, i love to swim, and i love to walk outside. osteo bi-flex has really helped my knees. osteo bi-flex has been incredible for me,
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road conditions. wetten i-5, in northern california. i-80, from san francisco to reno. ice and snow on the higher elevation of i-15, 70 and 80 in the rock. wet on i-40, from flagstaff to albuquerque. showers and blowing dust on i-10, from phoenix to tucson. >> and if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in san francisco, las vegas, phoenix, salt lake city and miami. and in some of those cities today, there will be protests in solidarity with the nearly three-week-old demonstration in new york's financial district. >> the protests against economic inequality have taken place in 50 cities, from salt lake city to topeka, to knoxville. in new york last night, things got a little rough. >> reporter: some of the protester s tried to move their demonstrations to wall street. but were stopped by police immediately. nypd officers used force.
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this officer swinging his baton, striking some of the protesters. another aiming pepper spray at the crowd. >> i have pepper spray in my face. >> reporter: police are working right now to clear broadway. they're pushing the protesters back. they're arresting some. several protesters were loaded into police vans, headed for jail. when questioned about police actions, an nypd spokesman said they tried to rush the barricade. tension has been building between police and some of the protesters. >> let's go. >> reporter: as protesters line the sidewalks, chanting the slogan for some have come to symbolize this 2 1/2-week demonstration. what's the significance of going down that street? >> on the street, it's to deny
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the pressure that's being put on us by our own social position. >> reporter: what are you going to do if they don't let you go on to that street? >> we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. >> reporter: the peaceful protests turned violent. and the confrontations continue into the night. the new york police department made dozens of arrests in what was easily one of the most violent confrontations between police and protesters so far. jeff pegues, abc news, new york. and in kansas city, the parents of a missing baby have made an emotional plea for her safe return. 10-month-old lisa irwin was apparently snatched from her crib monday night. her parents spoke publicly for the first time last night, begging the abductor to drop their daughter off anywhere, no questions asked. police say they have no suspects and no leads. we'll hear more from the parents in an exclusive interview coming up on "good morning america." >> a bizarre story. also this morning, a major
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cosmetics company appears to be backing away from a claim that it is working on a cure for gray hair. l'oreal announced it was working on a pill to prevent hair from going gray. the scientists say the claim raises more questions than it answers. now, l'oreal says the earlier reports were a bit premature. in baseball's playoffs, the tigers and yankees square off tonight to decide which team goes to the american league championship series. as for the national league, highlights, now, from espn news. >> good morning. i'm ducis rodgers. game four of the nlds, between the diamondbacks and the brewers. bases loaded for ryan roberts. he absolutely tags randy wolf. grand slam. d-backs take a 4-1 lead. next batter to the plate is chris young. young, reaching out and touching someone, as well. a solo shot. randy wolf, three innings, eight
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hits, seven earned runs. arizona up 5-1. we go to the seventh. young at the plate again. this time against chris narveson. chris young with his second home run of the game. the diamondbacks stave off elimination. they win it 10-6. we'll have a decisive game five in milwaukee on friday. how about the phillies, looking to close out the series with the cardinals. game four of the nlds. shadows once again at busch stadium. controversial. cardinals down 2-1. david freeze down the line. lance berkman scores. matt holliday will come in, as well. st. louis takes a 3-1 lead. we go to the fifth inning now. a little tom foolery, courtesy of a squirrel. a squirrel runs across the batter's box. darts across the plate. can't believe it. can't believe this. a two-run homer.
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frees with two rbis. game four in philadelphia on friday. that will do it for this sports update. i'm ducis rodgers. for all of your sports news, check out "the highlight express" every week night, 11:00 p.m. eastern, espn news. good enough to check out again. there goes that squirrel. straight across the field in st. louis. got odd reactions. >> troy oswalt wonders, what size animal would it be for the pitch not to count. and charlie manuel is a squirrel hunter at home. if he had his gun, he might have done something to the little fellas. >> a real man. hunting squirrels. pretty dangerous. >> mother nature. coming up next, some things you didn't know about steve jobs. and then, after last year's famous feud, has conan o'brien forgiven nbc? famous feud, has conan o'brien forgiven nbc? he was up there last night. of your teeth & tongue.hids
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welcome back, everybody. time for "the pulse." this is going to be the one story everybody's going to talk about or reflect on today, and that's the death of steve jobs. what struck me was the humble beginnings. this started in his parents' garage. he wasn't a wealthy man. and he built this incredible empire here. >> college dropout. he was a technical genius.
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but beyond that, an artist. he created products that were beautiful that people wanted to own. >> people were saddled on the idea of not having a computer in the home. he brought that concept into the culture. apple was worth $5 billion. now, it's worth $350 billion. >> about $2,200 worth of stock in 1980 when the company went public, that same stock would be worth over $300,000 today. he made a lot of people wealthy. >> i'm sure this book will do very well. walter isaacs of cnn and "time" magazine, is going to write a biography on steve jobs. should be an interesting read. he knew the quirky side of his personality, too. >> a lot of books will be coming out, i'm sure, in the near future. >> they will. and we move on to a comedic turn to a late-night reunion. on his show last night, look who dropped by to see jimmy fallon. >> none other than late night
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host, conan o'brien. he was in new york. and he thought he would stop by to see his old studio. >> you were here for 16 years. >> 16 years, yeah. >> and then what happened? [ laughter ] >> don't you worry about that. you're a young guy. we're fine. >> it's really cool he can -- a couple years later, maintain a good sense of humor about his fall from grace at nbc. triumph the comic dog. >> one of his props there. when he left nbc, he wasn't allowed to bring that with him. >> really? >> so, there it is. makes you wonder, is the hatchet buried? is this paving the way to another show? >> i don't think he would ever get over losing "the tonight show." >> moving on now. for some of you, local news comes up next.
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his own words and through yours. >> the products that jobs created touched so many lives, admirers instantly took to their iphones, ipods and ipads, with an outpouring of tribute. ♪ >> i was just thinking -- complete shock. i just sat there like, this can't be real because, like, he's gone. >> i've been able to accomplish a lot of my dreams, largely due to apple products. >> you've got to find what you love. if you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle. as with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. and like any great relationship, it just gets better and better,
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as the years roll on. so, keep looking. don't settle. >> it's just crazy. i can't believe it. so sad. >> you were a wizard among muggles. muggles being us people that couldn't think of anything as awesome as that. >> i really love steve jobs. >> steve jobs has passed on. to the big icloud in the sky. >> you have to trust in something. your gut, destiny, life, karma or whatever. because believing that the dots will connect down the road, will gi you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it

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