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what's in your wallet? what is he, a clydesdale. good morning, america. snow in october. a major storm already gripping texas to colorado, brings snow overnight to the northeast. intensifying now. it's set to spread a record snow from washington to boston. sam has all the details on what looks like a white halloween. split-second decision. a mother forced to throw her two babies from the third-floor window of a burning building, all caught on tape. the incredible rescues you have to see to believe. high school football sex scandal. the teacher who slept with teen members, tearing apart their families. we hear the parents' emotional plea to keep her behind bars. and the regular royals. prince harry, keeping it real, going to walmart. filling up the cart with pizza,
beer and bananas. who says the royals aren't just like us? just like us. pushing his own cart. >> now, now, now, now. >> good morning. >> i'm with you, harry. >> happy friday morning, everybody. the snow on the ground in much of the country is taking people by surprise. we're still in october. and we're pulling out the warm clothes for the weekend here in the east. in fact, our lovely crowd outside, they're all snuggled together. there's a big snowstorm that's coming. we'll get to sam in a minute. >> it's cold this morning. very cold. >> it is. also, the stock market taking off. up more than 300 points by the close thursday. best october ever in the stock market. the big question now, does that mean we're out of the woods and getting to the place where the economy really starts to create jobs? >> keep your fingers crossed about that.
and a real u-turn in the search for baby lisa. the family's lawyer has put a stop to the police interviewing her two brothers. the family turning down every request to meet with the boys since early october. >> and the lawyer saying here on "gma" this week that they would answer the questions. let. let's turn to josh and the news. >> the big story this morning is that weather. many parts of the country, including right here in the northeast. even people in texas are digging out from the earliest snowfall in years that's set records. and for millions of people, this is only a preview of what's ahead this weekend. we turn, now, to our sam champion for some answers to these questions, such as, sam, what's going on here? >> good morning, josh. well, the windchill's 32 degrees here on liberty island, new york harbor. that's the setup. the cold air is in. but let me show you the 100-year record that broke in amarillo, texas. more than three inches of snow in that area. that is the same system. the moisture, the cold air and everything. it starts loading up into
northern new england. the picture yesterday, of what some people were saying, seven inches of snow in western massachusetts. this was a really big deal. a lot of people getting that first hit of snow. and now, what happens to the rest of the snow? the idea here is as this system loads in, it has plenty of cold air. it has plenty of moisture. it is a classic new england nor'easter. sorry. my lips are a little frozen. as you see the zones in pink here, we're looking at six to ten inches of snow expected. remember, this is going to be a very wet system. it will go from rain to snow to rain to snow. it's getting loaded with atlantic moisture, some tropical moisture. and it will make snow in colder locations. coastal areas, like new york city, even philadelphia, i would put in the smaller snowfall totals. new york city into boston. it will start with what will be cold rain. then, overnight, it will go to a little bit of snow, as well. you'll have a dusting and accumulation. we'll get serious with the totals and who gets what, later on "good morning america."
you'll not be able to say the word surprise with this snow. josh? >> all right, sam. now, to heart-stopping images out of georgia. we saw them at the top of the show. a young mother, forced to make the toughest decision of her life. we're looking at cell phone video of ashley brown, as she lowers her 3-year-old daughter. the rope slips. but the girl was saved by the crowd waiting below. just moments earlier, brown had tossed her 2-month-old son from the same window. he also landed in the arms of a neighbor. >> i tried to get my body out as far as i could out the window. i held him gently and dropped him gently. and he landed just fine. >> of course, all of them did make it safely out of that building. meanwhile, overseas this morning, another stunning rescue. this one in the rebel of sunday's earthquake there in turkey. search crews managed to free a 13-year-old boy who had been trapped for more than 100 hours under a collapsed building. his uncle claims the boy didn't have a scratch on his body.
meanwhile, a 300-year-old law sis krim nating from women in britain's royal family will be off the books. if the first child of prince william and princess kate is a girl, she could have the thrown. this country, that recognizes queen elizabeth as they're monarch, agreed to the change. and it looks like the big banks aren't as enthusiastic about charging the big fees. several say now they will not be imposing new monthly fees. chase supposedly tested the idea for some eight months. all prologue to a game for the ages at the world series. last night, cardinals, down two at home to the rangers. down to their final strike in the ninth. and hometown kid, david freese lines a two-run triple to right. we're tied. after josh hamilton had given the rangers a two-run lead with a homer in the tenth, they come back to the cardinals and tie it
again. to the 11th inning we would go. when david freese, hometown hero, sends everybody home with that home run. go crazy, folks. go crazy. cardinals take it 10-9. game seven, tonight, in st. louis. and a note of historic perspective. the last eight game sevens played were all won by the home team. >> mm. i love seeing the espn genes kick in, josh. >> oh, boy. >> he was watching it all night. >> the final strike, twice. >> twice. >> what a game. now, let's turn to the economy. and the stock market's winning streak continued overnight, climbing in both europe and asia. after yesterday's more than 300-point rise in the dow, wall street is now on track for its strongest month in 25 years. we're starting to get some good news about the broader economy, too. let's bring in our friend and financial journalist, trish regan, to talk about it. the growth numbers were good
yesterday. 2.5%. double the summer's previous quarter. but still only half as much needed to create real jobs. >> you're right. they were good. but they were not great. and right now, we need great if we're actually going to get this economy back on course in a big way and put people back to work. 2.5% growth is something. at least we are growing. but when we're talking about needing to bring an unemployment rate down from 9%, you need to be looking at 4% growth or upwards of that. 2.5% isn't going to cut it. >> the reason, i guess, that investors were so encouraged is we seemed to be in such a hole efrlier this year. there was so much concern about a second recession, a double-dip. off the table? >> not off the table. 2.5%, again, is not enough to generate jobs. and don't forget, a lot of these numbers have been revised recently downward. so, we don't know exactly what the final number might even be. it may not be 2.5%. you've got a real estate market that's still suffering, with millions of homeowners under
water in their mortgages. you've got a job market that's clearly not on a stable path. and you've got a lot of americans that are reluctant to get out there and spend. now, i would say, one little glimmer of hope in here, george, is that in the last three months, we did see americans go out and spend a bit of money. they actually dipped into their savings, though. that's going to negate, in some ways, some of that consumer spending. and they did do the savings to purchase things that were necessities. >> ten seconds. what is the big thing you're looking for to say, we are back? >> we need jobs. i mean, you need jobs. that's the reality of the situation. and in order to get jobs, you have to have corporations earning money and feeling confident about the future. confident enough to go out there and invest in people and invest in infrastructure. >> the big word, confidence. trish regan, thank you very much. robin? now, to the big bombshells in the bernie madoff case. ruth speaking out for the first time in the brand-new interview
with "60 minutes." this morning, we're learning more from her on on what she knew and when she knew it. here she is, about the morning that her husband confessed to the ponzi scheme. >> i was kind of paralyzed. bernie got up and said, i'm going back to the office. >> was he emotional in any way? >> i don't remember. he must have been. >> apologetic in any way? >> probably, yes. it's sort of a blank now. i'm hedging here. i simply don't remember every detail, i was in such a state. >> and later that day, that evening, you both turned up at the office christmas party. >> i know. he phoned me from the office and said, we have to go to the office christmas party. so, i got myself together and went over there. stayed half an hour. and we just went home. the next morning, the fbi was there to arrest him about 7:00
a.m. >> and abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, joins us now. he wrote a book "the madoff chronicles" and has been tracking every, single development since this broke three years ago. it's obvious why they're going public now. >> reporter: they're trying to sell books. and there's an element of family revenge and settling scores. she broke off with her son, andrew. his book is out. and that's why she's making this appearance. >> didn't he make it part of the reconciliation pact? >> reporter: he had stopped talking to his mother, after the day his father confessed the crime. and he blamed her for being part of it. he called her an enabler. to get back with her son and her grandchildren, she's doing this. >> and we heard from an true in the interview, as well. and he talked about a suspicious package he received one night. >> i tore open the envelope and dumped it out. and it was absolutely heartbreaking. these were pieces of jewelry that i recognized.
things that i had seen my mother wearing over the years. and i couldn't understand how she could do this. i mean, what were they thinking? and it wasn't until three years later, that i had a chance to ask her, what were you thinking when you sent me that jewelry? i don't understand. and she told me that she and my father planned to kill themselves. and they put together that package beforehand and sent it out. >> did they try to kill themselves? >> yes, they did. >> debate about that whether or not -- >> reporter: half-hearted effort, at best. >> what did you learn more about andrew? >> reporter: well, andrew still faces trouble with the bankruptcy trustee who is going after all the money that he has, saying it was other people's money that his father stole and gave or loaned to him. there may be new documents filed
in court in the next few days. >> he could get some of that money back? >> reporter: there's one ruling where the bankruptcy trustee would not be able to collect all of the money that the madoff family took. $82 million could end up in their hands if that ruling doesn't stand, according to the bankruptcy trustee. >> that would not go over well. >> reporter: it would not. they would be rich from these crimes. >> thank you, brian. now, to politics. your voice, your vote. and the herman cain phenomenon. he's breaking all the rules of conventional politics. and so far, at least, it seems to be working. neck and neck with mitt romney at the top of the republican pack. as jon karl reports, his quirky ads are getting all kinds of attention. the one has a title. "he carried yellow flowers." >> reporter: that smoking video was bizarre. but it wasn't the strangest one we've seen from the cain campaign. check out this one. a mock western with one cowboy gulping whisky, and another
carrying yellow flowers on a horse. >> okay, punk. get real. >> reporter: it ends with that same cain smile. then, there's the cain train music video. ♪ things are kind of upside down ♪ ♪ owe don't want to come around herman cain ♪ >> reporter: the only candidate with his own theme song. videos have prompted parody, after parody. but they serve a purpose. >> he is saying with the somewhat odd videos is he is somewhat different. and the audience is responding to that. >> reporter: just yesterday, another national poll puts cain in the lead. but his strategy is just as head-scratchingly strange as the videos. over the last month he visited 18 states. but only made a precious three visits combined to iowa, new hampshire and south carolina, the states that will
vote first. cain spent almost all his time in places the others ignore because they vote much later. this week, he spoke at a dog track in texas, a place where not even rick perry is campaigning. >> we can outvote the stupid people. that's how we win. i had a reporter go, mr. cain, that's rather insensitive, isn't it? no. because they're stupid. >> reporter: cain says he's redefining the political landscape. but romney now leads in all those early states. and today, cain begins a two-day bus tour in alabama, another state that votes long after iowa and new hampshire. and a state, george, that all the other candidates are essentially ignoring. >> well, it is a different kind of year. jon karl, thanks very much. >> that's an understatement. now, to the standoff over the exotic animals in ohio. the woman who owns them showed up at the columbus zoo on thursday, wanting to take them home. but the state intervened, ordering the animals to be kept
under quarantine. dan harris has the latest on this fast-moving story. >> reporter: from the air, we saw it. the trailers brought to the columbus zoo by marion thompson, who was on a mission to reclaim the animals who survived last week's wrenching and what many believed to be infuriating, crisis, precipitated by her late husband. >> you silly thing, you. >> reporter: terry thompson, the man who exploited ohio's exceedingly lax laws about buying, selling and keeping exotic animals. amassing a massive menagerie, until last week when he mistierly opened the cages and then killed himself. with four dozen wild animals on the loose, police decided they had no choice but to put them down. a stricken jack hanna, who spent a career working with animals, was on the scene. >> the sheriff did the right thing. i know we have animal rights groups saying, my gosh. jock hannah is saying this. what would you do with tigers,
lions and leopards going out there? >> reporter: officials managed to rescue six animals. but now, marion thompson wants them back. >> these are private property. these are not the zoo's animal. and we feel for the welfare of the animals, we'd like to keep them here. >> if she loved them, she would take care of them. that's not what was happening them. >> reporter: late thursday, a reprieve. the state ordered the animals to be kept at the zoo, under quarantine, until officials can examine them and determine they're not carrying any contagious diseases. and so, marion thompson pulled away, empty-handed. >> i know, knowing the columbus zoo is safe for them. >> reporter: jungle jack told us, he considers this event to be the 9/11 of the animal world. this quarantine order, we should say, is indefinite. but thompson can go back to court in 30 days if she wants to appeal. the standoff is not over. >> when jack was here yesterday, you could tell how heavy it was weighing on him. >> it really is. >> we'll see you this weekend. now, to the michael jackson
case. attorneys for dr. conrad murray are trying to turn the tables and put jackson on trial, with witnesses making the argument that the singer's addiction problem was so severe, that he likely gave himself the fatal overdose. abc's jim avila has the latest on this story. >> thank you, judge. >> reporter: the defense case, in a nutshell, from two medical experts. robert waldman, and paul white. dr. white, the cornerstone of the defense case. admitting dr. conrad murray made mistakes. >> conrad murray has been accused of infusing propofol and leaving his patient. can you justify that? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: but claiming those mistakes did not kill the singer. >> the doses that he described, i would not have expected michael jackson to have died. >> reporter: so, what is the defense saying happened? cut to this video two weeks before michael jackson died. he's captured on camera, being
driven from dermatologist arnold klein's office, where he got a stiff dose of demerol. >> i believe there is evidence that he was dependant upon demerol. >> reporter: with the jackson family in court again, to hear intimate details of michael's medical records. given 75 milligrams of demerol in a day. nearly seven-times more than what is typically used for minor surgery. >> it's a large dose. >> reporter: and the side-effects of demerol withdrawal. >> anxiety, rest lestness and insomnia. >> reporter: an insomnia so severe, that the defense says michael jackson put himself to sleep forever. the defense witness dr. paul white, is expected to be back on the stand today, to present new computer analysis that he says shows that michael jackson could have, indeed, killed himself. george? >> jim, thanks. let's go back out to sam and
the weather. i know the snow's coming. but it looks gorgeous out there. >> it really is. from liberty island. we're at the base of the statue of liberty. it is lady liberty's 125th birthday today. she looks beautiful. i can see from here. let's get to the boards. we're going to show you what's going on. we're talking about cold air and snow. october snowstorm. look at the winter storm watches and warnings in 12 states, from virginia all the way to northern new england. and these places will get snow. that's what the watches and warnings mean. it will be a wet mix along the coastline. a quick look at where the cold air is. the 25-degree temperatures. we're ready for the moisture. elsewhere in the country, a lot of folks are dealing with the warm air. but that cold front goes right to the south.
right around 40 degrees in area, cooler in the outlying suburbs. today, become cloudy 50's.only in the lower a few evening showers could set mainly a cold rain through tomorrow. a winter storm watch north and lead tothe metro could snow in the higher elevations. >> more from sam coming up. also coming up, the emotional pleas for the parents that put a teacher in jail.
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plazae between l'enfant and trainsn avenue will single track on the red and orange lines and metro will open sunday to get the marine corps marathon. if you're looking for free gas, today is your lucky day. drivers are lining up at a shell route 1 and hundred 98 in laurel. they will get $20 worth of free until 9:30 this morning. newschannel 8 will bring a the details in a few minutes. let's check in the morning commute. it has been very busy in maryland with an accident in the middle of the intersection of 355 and montgomery village avenue. plenty of traffic southbound leaving 370 to get to the beltway. livell take into virginia and our camera into the pace the bell wife to death pentagon and to the 14th street bridge. increasing clouds today and
highs in the lower 50's. we are in the upper 30's right now in the outlying suburbs. a winter storm watches in effect tonight through tomorrow. of snowfall accumulations, in the higher elevations we could have several inches. locally, i think rain with a few snowflakes mixed in for tomorrow. >> thank you for being here and back atbe 7:56at
she took advantage of their vulnerabilities. she crossed the line. and it is unacceptable. >> angry and anguished parents speaking out about stacy schuler, the former high school teacher, convicted of having sex with members of the high school football team. robin's going to talk to the prosecutor in a "gma" exclusive just ahead. >> it was so hard to hear from the parents yesterday. also, the latest twist in the case of missing baby lisa. abc news has learned that the little girl's parents have changed their minds, refusing to let police talk to their sons who were at home when she disappeared. also, prince harry getting the full american experience. actually went to walmart.
standing in line. not right there he is. he went to walmart. he's really having fun here in the united states. we'll look at his lifestyle here in a little bit. >> down-to-earth harry. that's what he is. and a "gma" first look exclusive, the amazing view you have never seen before from the top of the statue of liberty. 125 years old. getting a bit of a face-lift. it will close after today. our sam champion is there. >> it is just glorious. >> you can see the area of the world trade center. it's a majestic shot. >> it certainly is. now, to the 33-year-old former teacher from ohio, about to head behind bars. stacy schuler convicted of sleeping with five of her students. the judge had harsh words for her at the sentencing. and some of the parents made emotional pleas. we're going to talk to the prosecutor in a moment. but first, andrea canning has more on this story. >> reporter: good morning, robin. stacy schuler, had an unusual
defense. she blamed her vegan diet and irritable bowl syndrome for what she did. but the parents just blamed her lack of judgment. and their emotion exploded in the courtroom. >> she took advantage of their vulnerabili vulnerabilities. she crossed the line. >> students didn't like him. he began failing classes. he lost friends. >> reporter: she is 33-year-old stacy schuler. a former gym and health teacher at a suburban cincinnati high school. by some accounts, she was an inspirational mentor. >> she helped me realize that i can do whatever i put my mind to. >> reporter: but it's what other students say about their experience with schuler that could put her behind bars for the next four years. >> we had no idea that this was gonna happen. and we're like, what is going on? we think she wants to have sex with us. >> reporter: earlier this year, following an anonymous tip, stacy schuler was arrested for
inappropriate extracurricular activities with students. some on the football team. providing them alcohol and marijuana, for having sex with them in her home. schuler pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. >> she started giving us all back massages. we all took our shirts off. and she was just rubbing down our backs. >> reporter: five former students, all 17 years old at the time, testified the popular teacher initiated much of the sexual contact. her defense said mental illness and a mix of antidepressants and alcohol impaired her ability to tell right from wrong. she claims to have no memory of the incident. >> the use of zoloft and moderate to heavy alcohol consumption are consistent with the memory lapses. >> reporter: the prosecution claims she knew exactly what she was doing. and even how she would protect herself if she ever got caught. this testimony was from a
student who did not want to be identified. >> she told me that if anybody ever found out, that she had a defense planned out. >> reporter: it took the judge just 45 minutes to make his decision. >> it was your responsibility to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with your students. i find you guilty of all counts. >> reporter: but it was the moving words of two of the boys' parents that had the most profound effect. >> you suffer through depression and motivation, almost didn't go to college. he didn't want to be around his family. and he is not who my son used to be. >> in reality, they are truly hurting. she played on their emotions. and she crossed the line. >> reporter: schuler was sentenced to four years in jail but will be eligible for parole in six months. she will be labeled a sexual offender and required to register her address every 90 days for the rest of her life.
robin? >> all right, andrea. thank you. for more, we turn to warren prosecutor, david. thank you for your time this morning. the judge handed out a sentence of over four years. she could have received decades in prison. are you satisfied? >> we are satisfied. for these types of cases, we don't see near decades for a sentence. we are satisfied that she served the full four years. if she gets out on judicial release in six months, obviously, we would be very d dissatisfied with that. >> mr. fornshell, some are saying there's a difference here. had she been a male, the sentence would have been longer. >> i think again, if she serves the four years, that's comparable to what we see with male teachers that may have had sex with female students. to the extent that she gets out
in six months, i think that would be indicative of double-standard. i think you would have a much greater public outcry, if we had a male teacher who was, perhaps, having sex with a cheerleading squad and then walking the streets in six months. >> i know you had an issue with some folks who have said something along the lines of they're guys. they're young men. it has to be every young boy's fantasy. and we heard these parents. and the anguish that their sons are going through, sir. >> yes. and i think anybody who was in the courtroom yesterday and heard the statements of those parents, particularly the fathers because i think there's this viewpoint that dads view it as, it's a good story. at that boy. this father yesterday, of one of our victims, was very powerful in terms of his explanation of how it has impacted his son, his family. and the idea that all male juveniles are more emotionally
mature than female juveniles, i just don't think is correct. >> and mr. fornshell, finally, what is the message here? what do you want people to take away from this case? >> there is a trust that exists or should exist between teachers and their students. and there's boundaries that teachers should understand that they simply cannot cross. these students look up to them. they counsel with them, as they did in this particular case. and if you're in a situation where you're a teacher and you breach that trust, we're going to pursue you to the extent of the law. >> all right. mr. fornshell, thank you very much. appreciate you joining us this morning. now, for the latest on the search for baby lisa and another twist in the increasingly tense standoff between her parents and police. abc news has learned that the parents have changed their minds. and they will not let their boys be questioned about the night lisa went missing. matt gutman is live in kansas city. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning,
george. after a week of negotiations, attorneys for baby lisa's parents abruptly called off that meeting between lisa's half-brothers and police. the boys were in the house at the time baby lisa vanished. now, the police are saying, all the family and attorneys are trying to do is duck the tough questions. police confirming that the family's attorney called off the interview with the two brothers. the attorney will allow the boys to have their cheeks swabbed for dna samples. the parents maintained that lisa was taken from their home. kansas city police say the family has refused every police request to meet with the boys since october 4th, the only time the children spoke to investigators. bradley said she was asleep with the boys, ages 5 and 8, the night her 11-month-old daughter vanished. police say the boys were to be interviewed by a child specialist, not an officer. meantime, abc news has exclusively learned about a new
lead. deborah bradley has maintained that three of the family's cell phones were taken along with baby lisa. and that very night, megan wright got a call from one of those phones. >> i received a phone call, my phone did, the night that baby lisa went missing. a 50-second phone call. i don't know who answered it or what was said or who was on the other end of the phone. >> reporter: she says investigators tracked her down and questioned her four times. what did you tell them? >> i said i live in the neighborhood. i've been through there. didn't know the family. didn't recognize the pictures. had never seen baby lisa until i saw the picture on the news. >> reporter: 1 of about 1,000 leads police have been chasing down. but still, no arrests, no suspects. meantime, the search for baby lisa continued on thursday, at this pond. again, nothing was found. and, george, overnight, yet another twist adding to all this confusion. the local attorney for baby lisa's parents, says she was
forced off the legal team. all that's doing is bringing more scrutiny on the house behind me and baby lisa's parents, who police say probably know more than they are letting on. george? >> her role has been unclear from the very beginning. let's go back out to sam on liberty island. boy, is that pretty, sam. >> hey, george, robin, take a look at this. there she is. america's birthday girl this morning, by the way. 125 years ago today, president grover cleveland accepted the gift from france. that's the united states park police honor guard. everybody wants to know what's going on. here's the map. we basically have -- just got flagged. as we watch that area of low pressure move up the coastline. we're cold enough for snow, ladies and gentlemen, in the next 36 hours. and the areas shaded in pink, you'll likely get some snow. the coastal areas will go back and forth between rain and snow. this is a nor'easter. everybody understands how the storms work.
we are starting in the 30's suburbs and it will become rainey tonight into that rainnd some of snow north and west of the metro. low >> and we are live on liberty island this morning. all that weather was brought to you by truvia. >> i love how they snap to attention when you came back, sam. >> a bunch of lady liberties out there. >> look at them. >> happy birthday. coming up here, blue-blood special. harry hits walmart. what is the prince piling up in his shopping cart? trying to stay on track?
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we're back at 745. prince harry is trying to be a regular guy. he's been spotted at bars, buying shoes and now shopping at walmart. abc's nick watt has the details for us. >> reporter: he's just an everyday dude. prince harry, multimillionaire, royal highness. he waited in line at walmart. he pushed his own cart. and he bought bananas. >> beer, pizza and, you know, chips and stuff. i wish he would have invited us to the party.
>> reporter: harry has been spotted scarfing breakfast bacon and eggs and tag tacos after bar-hopping. and he's been spotted with a tattooed cocktail waitress. >> i guess people expected harry to be rubbing elbows with celebrities in hollywood. but that's not the case at all. >> harry's fantasy is to be a normal chap. and being in america is giving him a chance to live out that fantasy. >> reporter: unlike the crustier royals, harry and big brother, wills and kate, try to keep it real. kate shopped for pizza. they flew commercial from their u.s. jaunt. and kate drives her own car. >> prince charles, he lives a slightly different lifestyle. he likes his eggs boiled for him in the morning and his toothpaste squeezed, so we're told. >> reporter: there might be security good evenings lurking in the background. but the message is clear. they're not shape-shifting alien
lizards. they're regular people. they have to be careful. if they're too normal, maybe we'll stop bowing to them, maybe stop watching them get married on tv. if they're too much like the rest of us, robin, maybe we'll just stop caring. >> all right, nick. have a great weekend there in london. coming up, josh has "the play of the day." coming up, josh has "the play of the day." maybe a bonus, too. she didn't have the right medicine. morning, hon. how'd you sleep? ehh. i'm going back to bed. [ coughs ] ♪ go get your father. he's in the garage. [ female announcer ] so this year liz is getting prepared at walgreens... with answers like nyquil for cold symptom relief so you can get the rest you need. right now, get a nyquil or dayquil value pack for just $9.99. at walgreens. ♪ express yourself ♪ [ female announcer ] your favorite holiday flavors are here. with some new ones to love. ♪
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here's "the play of the day." >> oh, yes. >> all right. it's two for friday, guys. let's get right to it. anyone who owns a dog or has kids for that matter, know they often get into places they should not. they can litter. >> what i come home to. the trash has been gone through. it's my fault. left it -- i left it kind of full. my question is, who did it? who is the culprit? we have a couple options. let's see.
we have pia. and we have vina. and we have tate. wonder if tate has anything to do with it. you know about the trash? you know anything about the trash? >> oh, gee. >> because we said it was two for friday, let's take a look. this says it all for itself. a man in south carolina walking his turtle. sometimes -- >> its name is solara. rejuvenate your butt line, coming up. trying to stay on track?
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. the time is 7:56 and this friday, october 28. testimony resumes today on the brittany norwood murder trial. the ship pictures yesterday what the lululemon store look like murray was killed. for its of police officers volunteers will return to hanover county, va. to search boy with autism.
the nine-year old that sunday family atng with his battlefield park. newschannel 8 will have live in- depth reports on these stories hour. top of the out what is happening with lisa baden. the outer loop virginia, we had delays from road and 66 had an accident and telegraph road had theccident on the way to wilson bridge. maryland traffic is not too bad along to 70 at falls road. @ falls road. not too complicated and colesville road. it is moving at duke street and beenple of accidents have taken care of. it is open to the pentagon. temperatures right now are 30's and the outlying suburbs and low 50's this increasingith clouds and a few showers possible late tonight.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] look at that. little lady liberties. everybody bundled up in times square. but look who is not bundled up right now. there she is. barbie. her cool wardrobe. and those tattoos have some parents complaining. they're a little angry. and mattel says, go for it. >> too soon? >> that is the phase. >> we'll get into that. and the new solution for turning back time when it comes to your body. we're going to tell you about the hot, new procedures some women are doing to tone up their cleavage without surgery. >> very interesting.
and coming up, this is great. the happiest "show me the money" yet. how these people answer when they find out they have the money they never knew about. love that. >> it's when they do it. plus, mario batali easy to make fall recipes. and anybody can do it. and he also has a cake. let's get some news, first, from josh. >> and quickly. i want that lasagna. good morning. we're going to begin with the weather. a record snowstorm on the way for parts of the northeast this weekend. more than six inches could fall in parts of new england. even a couple of inches right here in new york city. and it's not just the northeast. in texas, people in amarillo are digging out from record snow already. sam will have that forecast in just moments. meanwhile, it wasn't the weather but a deer on the highway that apparently caused a tragic crash in indiana. a van stopped short and was then
hit by a tractor-trailer. seven people were killed. and the maytag repairman could be out of a job. whirlpool said this morning, it's cutting 5,000 jobs, 10% of its workforce. the dow, supposed to be on its best month in a quart er century. and what would you do if you were trapped in a burning building with your two babies? abc's steve osunsami has the story of one georgia mother's agonizing decision. >> reporter: it was a split-second decision. and there were some people on the ground yelling for her not to do it. but with a fire raging at her door and smoke filling her apartment, she says she and her children had only one way out, this third-floor window. >> it's scary. i was going back and forth.
>> reporter: her fiance is a roofer. and had the rope, seen in this cell phone video, lying around the apartment in suburban atlanta. in the video, she had it tied around her 3-year-old daughter, jada. >> i tried to get my body as far out the window. i dropped him gently. and he landed gently. and he is just fine. >> reporter: lawrence caught the girl in a big, fluffy coat. he promised he would catch her. >> i promised her i would catch her. soso, i had to catch the baby. >> reporter: but what the video doesn't show, is she did this three times. first, with her son, harvey, and with her mother. brown said the ordeal lasted 15 minutes but felt like an eternity. >> my kids came through. and that's all that matters. >> reporter: for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news. >> other heroism there. in medical news, taking aspirin could prevent long-terms effects of cancers such as colon cancers in people with family histories of the diseases. new research today showed that
two aspirin a day helped reduce the risk by 60% in high-risk patients. talk to your doctor before making any changes. and finally, the real-life version of "slumdog millionaire." sushil kumar won the grand prize. he's so poor, he says, he can't afford a tv. he would watch the game show at a neighbor's house. i think it's fair to say, that is all over now. away. whoops. >> oh. nicely done. ping-pong balls from our staff ping-pong retreat. we had a lot of work to get through last night. and josh is gloating because he won. josh an our executive producer were very -- >> just so you could say you won last night? >> whoops. what? whoops. >> okay. really? >> yes. >> feel my pain. how about some pop news,
everybody? princess kate had her first solo engagement as a royal this week. going to a host, prince charles, at a charity event. and the buzz wasn't all about what she was wearing. fashion watchers zeroed in on a previously unnoticed three-inch scar on the left side of kate's forehead. palace officials said it was part of a childhood surgery. we know it matches the zigzag that william calls his harry potter scar he had on his forehead as the result of being hit by a gulf club when he was 13. and your assignment that day, should you choose to accept it, is to capture a baby sleeping on a bean bag chair. and we're going to add in four chihuahua puppies. and they all have to fall asleep at the same time. but a pretty adorable picture.
the photographer did say it was the, quote, most difficult photo shoot he ever had. and in a hilarious twist, ricky gervais' new sitcom, "life is too short," johnny depp does a ripping of the golden globes. johnny is harboring issues with the comic. not just about the jabs at him. take a look. >> i actually got together with a few pals. after the awards. and we wrote some jokes about you. i want you to know this. i want you to carry this with you for the rest of your days. no one makes fun of tim allen on my watch. and gets away with it. >> so random. so funny. "life is too short" premieres here on hbo. it's airing in london first.
there's only three more days until halloween. and kids aren't the only ones getting into the holiday spirit. these meerkats at an animal park in england look like they're additioning for the role of headless horseman. but they're really just trying to get in the pumpkin. and the pumpkin got stuck on a meerkat's head. and remember the band smashing pumpkins? it's an annual tradition to give treats to the animals. and they let them go to town. there they are. they're enjoying it. monday, right here, it will be a zoo of sorts, as we celebrate halloween on "gma." it will be party rock madness. we want you, our viewers, to be a part of it. so, stay tuned. >> party rock madness. sam, how is the weather? >> good morning, again, everybody. we are -- good morning, gang. we're live out at liberty
island. this is a huddled masses, performed by the brooklyn high school of the arts choir. let me tell you, at a 32-degree windchill, these folks have been working hard to keep the voices warm this morning. a beautiful song. we'll tell you a little bit about this on the statue of liberty's birthday. 125 years old. by the numbers, from corner to corner on the mouth, about three feet wide. and she has a trim 30-foot, 35-foot waist. a lot of folks wondering about the snow. we'll get to the boards. have them sing us through the weather this morning. snowfall in areas that are thinking this is a little too early for snowfall today. we, by the way, have a lot of moisture loaded up on in the eastern seaboard. a cold-air push. from washington, d.c., to new york, to boston, into maine, this system will deliver over the weekend wet snow along the coast. rain and snow mix. and inland areas will collect with snow. we're talking about a good,
substantial hit. some areas with higher elevations, coming in with six to ten inc 36 degrees in leesburg and 41 at reagan national airport low 50's this afternoon with increasing clouds and a few evening but especially tonight into tomorrow. be a few wet snowflakes by tomorrow afternoon and evening. north and west of town and into higher elevations out west, a watch because that potentiale have the for some accumulating snow on several inch >> we have something really awesome to show you this morning, by the way. you're going to have a chance to see it before anybody else does. inside the torch, at the top of the torch, are little web cameras at earthcam.com. if you go to our website, we'll
help you get to them. you can see what's going on, 24/7. >> thank you, sam. you look great out there. here's a look at what we have coming up next on our "gma morning menu." botox works for wrinkles on your face. so, what about your cleavage? we go inside a hot, new procedure called cleavage rejuvenation. plus, meet costume barbie. why her brand-new look has some parents a little worried. and is this our happiest "show me the money" yet? we've had some great ones. but wait until you see the big surprise and the big check waiting for some. ♪ express yourself
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all right, let's face it, ladies, there isn't a part of our bodies that we don't want to keep firm, tone and wrinkle-free. besides helping women get smooth foreheads and flat tummies, there are some doctors offering nonsurgical treatments for a whole, new area. and abc's juju chang is here to tell us about it. >> when i say cleavage enhancement, you're thinking push-up bras, right? no. we're talking about aging skin in a strategic location. the french refer to it as colletage. in the fight against wrinkles, there's lasers, peels and botox. this isn't about crow's feet or
frozen foreheads. we're talking about cleavage. do women ask for this? >> i see women every day. and one of their number one complaints is about their chest. >> reporter: these treatments used to be too harsh for the delicate skin of the neck and chest. but doctors say these before and after photos demonstrate the results, thanks to breakthrough technologies only available in the past few years. this is a photo of the same woman's decolletage, after one laser treatment, one month later. >> there's excellent treatments for cleavage enhancement, where you even out the skin tone and diminish the redness. and it can be quite dramatic. even giving a lift, as well. >> reporter: i have to be honest? when i first heard it, i thought really? botox for the chest? >> it's not the main treatment. not the first choice of treatment. but if we're doing botox for other areas, we can add some to the chest, too. >> reporter: betty started using various treatments two years ago. just 45, she says her chest
began to look like that of a 70-year-old. some people might say, you know, nobody looks at a woman's chest. >> are you kidding? i am in a career right now. when i go to the beach, i love to wear my bikini. i love to wear low-cut dresses. i love to show my arms. i like to wear strapless dresses. and it was becoming problematic. >> reporter: you've done microdetermine abrasion. >> microderm, and the peel. >> reporter: is it worth it? >> absolutely. it makes you feel better. and it makes you look better. so, all the treatments are definitely worth it. >> reporter: this is eva gabriel's first attempt at chest rejuvenation. what are you hoping to get out of the treatment? >> i'm hoping to have more toned, more firm and more even skin tone.
>> reporter: people would say, it's cleavage. cover it up. >> no. it's the cleavage that you want to reveal. >> reporter: ten minutes later, look at the results. only the left half of gita's upper body has been treated. what does she think? >> makes me feel wonderful. i'm coming back. >> reporter: and for those who are wondering, prices range between a couple hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. and dr. day says you need to have proper skin care. moisturizing. who does that down here? >> i do. susan lucci told me a long time ago that the skin is so sensitive, like your hand. that's what gives away your age. >> that's why they couldn't do the treatments before. it's so delicate, it takes longer to heal on the neck and chest. >> and you say this is the area that's the give away. >> a lot of women do so much to their face. it looks so young. and this gives them away.
>> new tips. thank you, juju. >> george, your thoughts? >> thanks, guys. we're going to move on to the new barbie doll we told you about last week. the pink hair, the leggings and the tattoos have parents up in arms. and andrea canning with more on the controversy. >> reporter: this is it, george. her back, her chest, her arms, in tattoos. mattel described the barbie as funky fashionista, with body art. but some moms call it tacky and a bad influence. cutting-edge fashion or tattooed temptress. she's a far cry from barbies in the past. in the '70s, there was malibu barbie. western barbie lassoed the '80s on horseback. and in the '90s, she came with an office. ♪ girls can do anything
>> reporter: but some wonder if the latest barbie is too risque, because she comes with permanent tattoos. the barbie, inspired by japanese fashion, comes covered with tigers, birds and flowers on her neck, chest, and shoulders. complete with a pink bob, cheetah leggings and micromini. moms in the city are debating the impact on their daughters. and hundreds of viewers are voicing their opinions. one viewer wrote, very inappropriate and also very, very tacky. i thought barbie was a classy kind of girl. horrible idea. what's next? body piercings? they see tattoos on everyone from grandmother to the babysitters now. >> everybody played dressup and put on their mom's shoes. but tattoos are permanent. >> reporter: we assembled moms and their daughters to weigh in on this jen's chase choices when it comes to dolls.
these dolls where minis and high heels. and the monster high collection has fish net stockings, with short skirts and heavy makeup. with tiny waists, long legs and a generous bust. >> i think body image is influenced because they want to be like her. >> reporter: let's start with tattoo barbie. what do you think? >> it's okay for barbies to get tattoos. then little girls may want to dream about getting a tattoo when they're holder. i don't think it's a good idea. >> mattel doesn't raise my daughter. i do. i think the images, it all matters. even these little things, the things they play with, are sending the messages. and it's really powerful. >> i love it. >> reporter: why do you love it? >> well, i have tattoos. her father has tattoos. >> reporter: some experts say, in real life, young girls do take a cue from dolls and their cartoon counterparts, especially when it comes to body image and their own fashion choices. ? when little girls get babbyes
that have tattoos and tattoos all over the entire body, it does influence them, in terms of thinking what's beautiful or what's cool looking. >> reporter: and while moms and daughters may disagree -- >> i don't think we can make such a big deal out of toys. >> what happened to letting little girls be little girls? >> reporter: the latest tension over tattoos brews after even after 50 years, barbie is still setting trends. mattel released a statement to "gma," saying the doll is meant for collectors. barbie has been dressed by more than 70 fashion designers over the years. barbie has sported an endless array of styles. the pop-culture core tour outfits has been designed for the adult collector. just because it's for adults doesn't mean kids are going to want it. >> it comes with an adult price. >> reporter: the doll is $40. whatever, it is completely sold out. we had to buy this on ebay.
guess how much. >> i'm not going to guess. >> reporter: $500. for this barbie. >> sorry, girls. robin? >> i'm out. we're back with one of our most popular series and one of our faves, too, "show me the money." where we search for unclaimed cash. and elisabeth leamy has done it again. >> reporter: missing money is not just waiting out there for individuals. it can also be in the name of businesses, charities and, yes, churches. so, i had the pleasure of traveling to nina, wisconsin, to break the good news to the congregation. ♪ go tell it on the mountain >>eporter: these kids didn't know it. but they were about to get something else to sing about. ♪ go tell it on the mountain ♪ >> reporter: i'm with "good morning america." and i would be delighted to tell you why we're here today. but i can't. because that would ruin the
surprise. hundreds congregate for the annual trinity lutheran church picnic. and today, the state treasurer and i have crashed the party. the congregation has no idea why we're here. >> i couldn't even imagine what it was. i hoped it would involve money. our church needs money. >> reporter: oh, there will be money. this story actually starts 100 miles away, at the state capitol in madison. when state treasury workers took inventory of all the savings bonds in their vault, they came across dozens that were meant for trinity lutheran. they had been sitting there for 13 years. >> we thought, well, we need to get this to the church. it's not doing anybody any good sitting here. >> reporter: the bonds belonged to amy larsen. when she died, she left them to her beloved church. but they never made it. and ended up as unclaimed property. >> she was a sweetheart.
in church every sunday. just a beautiful, beautiful person. >> reporter: amy was sweet but secretive. the pastor didn't know she had left money to his congregation. so, now, it was time for the big presentation. >> i have a check for you for almost $10,000. [ cheers ] >> reporter: i capture the reaction on my own camera. >> i am so proud and so pleased and so thankful to the lord to be able to present this check to this wonderful church. >> reporter: what are you going to do with the money? what do you think it might do? >> you have to -- >> reporter: right now, trinity lutheran suffers through the muggy summer months with fans and open windows.
it's restful for some. restless for others. >> it's hot. they open up all the windows. >> no one knows they are going to be distracted by people doing that. >> reporter: do you have a hard time concentrating? >> very hard time. >> a very, very hard time. >> reporter: amy larsen's gift will cool their bodies and warm their hearts for years. >> way back then, she was thinking of her congregation in this way in a she could bless us, you know, here in the future. there was so much joy. and there was so much emotion. it was really exciting and fun to see how everybody was so excited about this gift that was given to us. >> i have a check for you for almost $10,000. >> reporter: enough money to completely outfit the church with air conditioning. the answer to their prayers. you know, in these tricky times, maybe you don't have as much money of your own to give when
they pass the plate. why not -- i coined a phrase, search for your church. it could be that you find unclaimed money, more than you could ever give on your own. >> amen to that. and how common is it for money that you leave in a will or a trust to go unclaimed? >> it is very, very common. churches and charities ask that you let them know you have done this so they can thank you. >> it's easy to do. i know we've done this before and going and searching and finding where the funds are. >> we have a complete guide on the website. but it amounts going to a couple different websites, typing in some names. bam, you have results in ten minutes. >> and it looks so -- it had to feel good for you to be at the church. >> it was a blast. really neat. >> got to go for the air conditioning and all that. all right, eli. keep it going. thanks so much. again, a complete guide to searching for missing money for your church, search for the church, at goodmorningamerica.com at yahoo! and for a complete guide to
>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. and good morning to you at 8:27. if you're thinking of the road toward the checkof this weekend, ahead of time because there will green line service between plaza and southern avenue bridge trains will be of thetracking on parts orange line as well. metro will open on 5:00 a.m. get people to the marine corps marathon. will be closed for the risk and newschannel 811 in- depth report in a few minutes. howard university students, are joiningfaculty the occupied washington protests. they marched the u.s. changer from the university campus in support of the economic
place across the country. let's turn to lisa baden -- a person was hit by an automobile within the last 20 minutes on the george parkway and park police have shut down and direction. it is closed in the vicinity of memorial bridge. are okund is open and we from massachusetts connecticut avenue and 15th street. quiet on the wilson bridge a normal travel times out a go into a northeast loopngton and the outer maryland 952ing in georgia ave. increasing clouds today and the cool with highs in 50's and a few rain develop this after bedtimestly tonight through wet snowwith a few in the northwest of a winter there is watch along the mason- line and out west.
♪ ready for the weekend down in times square. monday is halloween. that means we'll be turning times square into times scare. on monday, you are invited to the biggest halloween bash ever. >> we have surprises. and maybe this song is a bit of a clue. hmm. we have guests.. we have huge guests. i mean, the stars. i can't believe they're all going to be here. >> coming here? >> amazing. so, please, join us. come out in costume. send us pictures. we want to be inspired. and we want to have a good time.
>> no, no. you're not sick. you're going to be here on monday. >> i feel it. i'm getting very congested. >> tune in. and george will be here. george will be here monday. >> he has been teasing all week. also, this morning, there's a gentleman who came running up to me has a food truck. he was in joplin, missouri, with "extreme makeover: home edition." the volunteers helping out in any way they could. that group right there, god bless. >> another bus. >> that was wonderful. this morning, also, mario batali's simple family meals. a great twist on lasagna and pear and hazel nut cake. if mario's cooking.
>> there you go. >> put us up on the big screen so he can take our picture to be on "the chew." all right, mario. there you go. let's kick off this half hour with barbara walters. she has a fascinating special on "20/20" tonight. called billionaire secrets. barbara, you sit down with four billionaires who made their fortunes, not just by speculations, stock trades. but creating new businesses, new products and most importantly, new jobs. >> these four are not part of the 1% of america that people hate. they all came from humble beginnings. excuse me. i've just been in television too much. they all came from humble beginnings. they all made it themselves. they'll tell you how you can. an they offer solutions for getting the country back on time. and one of them is the founder of cirque du soleil. you'll see a preview of his new michael jackson production.
one of them part lady gaga and part warren buffett. and one sold hair products. and one is an asian man behind the online shoe company, zappos, who believes in order to be successful, you have to have fun. >> hello. thank you for calling zappos.com. >> reporter: sales associates. dressed as barmaids. racing toy cars in the middle of the office. what's going on here? >> welcome to the zoo. >> reporter: what you are witnessing is a social experiment by tony chez, the mastermind behind zappos, the online shoe company. his revolutionary way of running a company, has made zappos into a $1.2 million power house. there's balloons. there's whistles. does it help business? >> we think our employees have fun, it drives engagement.
communities with strong cultures outperform the ones that don't have strong cultures. >> reporter: and no ceo corner office. instead, tony sits in the middle, in his own cubicle, next to his secretary. when someone approached you with the idea of selling shoes online, you said it sounded like the poster child of bad internet ideas. you were not interested in shoes. >> i'm actually still not interested in shoes. it was the most exciting business from a growth perspective. and i really like the people there. >> i love that philosophy, by tony chez. you talk to a man who says, not one brand, but two, huge brands. >> his name is john paul dejorier. one is paul hitch mitchell hair products. and this is some of the luxury isth man has. this is his own private train.
but he was so poor at one point, he lived in his car with his son. so, that's part of it. isn't that some train? and these are just a few of the things that he has. he says he has no guilt about being a billionaire. he gives so much back. >> you mention he started out poor. that's something that all four billionaires have in common? >> all of them. they all came from humble beginnings. they all took big risks. they all failed at one point or another. and they will tell you advice. tony shea, who you just saw, he said if you want to be an entrepreneur, don't listen to me. he said, don't go to college. >> don't? >> strike out on your own. they're individuals. you haven't seen them before. and we think it's important and fun. >> an they all give back? >> they all give back. in one way or another. they create jobs. they support charity.
and they're just kind of exciting to watch. and by the way, i have to apologize for saying that i lose my voice because i'm on too much. what about you? you're fine. >> barbara, thanks for coming on again. you can see barbara's hour-long special "billionaire secrets" tonight, on "20/20," at 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central. now, let's go back out to liberty island and sam. >> good morning again, george. you can't take your eyes off this shot. it is the iconic american freedom liberty view. lady liberty this morning, standing in front of a beautiful, blue sky. and by the way, something brand-new going on right now. up in the torch, there are cameras that will not only give you an incredibly scenic view and a panoramic view of new york city and the harbor, but you can read the tablets that she's holding from those brand-new web cams. that's earthcam.com, available at "gma" only right now. available to the world at about 11:00 in the morning. we'll link you to that at
goodmorningamerica.com. the reason we're here, her 125th birthday. the inside of the statue, so important for people to see. will be closed for one year. but the park stays open. happy birthday, lady liberty. lady liberty, 125 years old today. and still looking good. >> happy birthday. >> reporter: even rainy weather doesn't dampen the spirit of well-wishers for this iconic symbol of american freedom. >> it's exciting. >> reporter: a gift from france in 1886, this lady survived 23 presidents, 2 world wars, the birth of space travel, television, even the internet. 3.5 million people visit her every year. i took the trip myself with interior secretary, ken salazar, as a special guide. >> getting narrower. >> reporter: it does get tighter. and even got to make the walk to the crown. >> here we are. >> reporter: 265 feet high for a
spectacular view. even on a rainy day. >> it's more significant today because i think she's recognized all around the world, including all around our nation as a symbol of freedom. >> reporter: but our panoramic view was one of the last everyone will see for a while. starting saturday, the park stays open. but lady liberty is closed. for an entire year, to get $27 million in safety upgrades. but you won't really miss a moment of her spectacular sights because, check this out. the 19th century torch has 21st century technology. this is an exclusive sneak peek at five brand-new torch cameras, going online later this morning. each offering live, streaming views 24/7, from web cams mounted on the statue. it's almost like you're there in person, curtesy of earthcam.com. the copper cladding, just two pennies thick all the way along. people are lined up no matter what the weather is. whether it's snow, ice, rain.
people are lined up to get here even when the park's closed. by the way, we have a snow system coming in. we need to show you a little bit of weather before we get out of here this morning. let's do that. we have a powerful snowmaker coming up in the form of a nor'easter up the coastline. and that low will spin moisture into what is becoming rapidly colder air, in new england and mid-atlantic. coastal areas will go between snow and ice and rain. inland areas will start to collect snow. elsewhere in the country, really nice shape. a wet system moves into the northwest. but all eyes in the right now, we are 41 in the 30's and outlying areas. be in the 50's today with areas of rain tonight and tomorrow. north and west of the metro, we have the p
>> and all that weather was brought to you by hershey. i do have to say one of the coolest things is that torch camera. it's earthcam -- i want to make sure i'm right. earthcam.com. and we're getting the first view right here on "gma." robin and george? >> and lara. thank you, sam. you were not kidding about it being chilly. it's beautiful out. and speaking of beautiful, america's favorite fashion show, "project runway," where they make such gorgeous clothes has a new winner. anya ayoung chee. she learned to sew four months before the competition. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> we had all of the judges here. and there's a controversy. here's a beauty queen. competed in miss universe. and she's never sewn? >> it's true. >> you were a bit of an underdog. >> that's true. i learned right before i applied
to go on the show. i have a great teacher also from trinidad and tobago. she taught me the short cuts. >> you learned short cuts. but do you have skills you can use now that you're the real deal? >> now, i can design with a lot more knowledge. it's really affected the way i design. i'm going to keep doing it. >> toughest judge on you? >> heidi, actually. she was still very, very measured. afterwards, she was always very fair. >> i have to show one of your designs. come over here. let's look at this. i mean, if you happen to have this, i wouldn't say no. yeah. with a fur over it. faux fur, of course. congratulations. beautiful. coming up, mr. mario batali.
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"molto batali." >> great to be here, my friend. >> it's a chilly day. i'm going to put this away. you're putting me to work. >> we're going to make one dish and talk about a couple. we're making lasagna, which most people think of a base dish. we're doing it not al forno. >> how wide? >> about two inches. how is it feeling with the cookie cutter? you got them? >> yeah. >> put them in here when you got them. and over here, what i've got going on, is the last tomatoes from the green market. so, toss a little garlic. a little extra virgin olive oil. some tomatoes. and these are heirloom tomatoes. at the end of the season, they're pretty sweet and pretty delicious. you throw in a little salt. they start to break down.
they're in the varieties that big farms doesn't like because they don't ship very well. but they are delicious. and they have a characteristic of the different places they're are from. it's about maintaining bio diversity. we're going to take a few olives. a tablespoon of olive pesto. >> okay. >> and some basil leaves go in like that. and the key to understanding really good pasta is making sure that a tiny, little bit of the pasta water goes into the sauce. then, you toss it around like that. >> what are you looking for? >> it makes the sauce come together. there's a little starchiness that comes out of the noodles, that allows the noodles and the condiment to come together as one, which is exactly what we're hoping for. now, what we're going to do is take these noodles out. and just toss them in there.
>> right in the pan. >> that's the key. the key to understanding really good pasta is that the noodle and the condiment cook together at the very last second and become one thing. you want to fish a couple more out of there? >> yeah. >> here. let me grab these. there we go. now, we toss it around like that. we add a little bit of either parmigiano or pecorino romano. never shy with the cheese. and then, just take it right to the plate. >> that is so simple. >> and the key is it's about the balance of the tomatoes, the noodles and the cheese. now, there's a couple of other recipes from that new book right here. >> that rigatoni looks good. >> it's really great. it's mezzi rigatoni.
it's a little sausage and radicchio. and also, fontina fon tu toe. they're simple and delicious. this is what seasons are all about. this is what cooking for your family is all about. and that's what the book is. >> easy to do? >> easy to do. the kids in the kitchen with you. most importantly, eat dinner with your family every night. >> thank you so much. this is so good. >> thank you. >> our thanks. and ali had so much fun with you on "the chew." >> we had a blast. >> you can get all of the recipes at goodmorningamerica.com, on yahoo! the "chew" on every weekday on abc.
joining us now, a man who skied to the north pole, and climbed mt. kilimanjaro. and you can see his new shows of adventure, on saturdays on abc stations across the country. richard wiese. thank you for coming. >> josh, on top of a camel. they seem more feisty. >> these are icelandic horses. >> a pure breed of horse from iceland. they were brought over by vikings. they're smaller than a normal size horse. this is partially due to natural selection, being in a harsh environment. but it's one of the most kind and beautiful breeds there are. they are a very beautiful horse. i can put my face right here. he is looking at you, though. >> they're used to herd. and you used the chance to jump aboard.
>> absolutely. we were there for a sheep roundup, where they bring the sheep out of the mountains. and it's really a great cultural experience in iceland. not only is it a beautiful thing -- >> i have to. i have to. >> up on the horse? >> yeah. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> i got you. >> oh, yes. oh, poor, josh. all right, "born to explore." saturdays. >> i really don't. abc stations around the country. we'll be right back. richard wiese, thank you.
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8:56 on this friday morning. in prince george's county are getting ready to deal with snow. held a snow and ice control run and d.c. crews are practice runs today. pictures of leading black entertainment, business, sports, and politics today at thesplay gallery.portrait fors get over to lisa baden traffic. i was telling about the parkwayashington northbound was closed at the bridge and that was a person hit by an automobile and this crasho document means the northbound side of the george washington parkway will be closed until further between the 14th street bridge and the memorial bridge.
southbound looks quiet. a picture of traffic the beltway atn the wilson bridge and that is gorgeous. we have a lot of sunshine by increasing clouds later this evening and highs 50's today. the 30's and outlying suburbs right now. some areas of rain heavy at tonight for most of the tomorrow until sunset and locally, we will see some snowflakes tomorrow afternoon , only in the lower tomorrow evening and out sunday. there is a winter storm watch the matrawest of haverow where we could to snow and possibly accumulating. >> thanks for watching and we