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hey, everyone. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm katie couric. good morning, america. this morning, mystery. does this mcdonald's worker hold the winning ticket? new questions this morning about who really hit the jackpot. and abc news exclusive. a newly enhanced video tape shows george zimmerman did have marx on his head the night of the killing of trayvon martin. major fumble. an nfl cheerleader accused of having sex with a student. her mother, a principal, alleged to have covered it up. will they both end up behind
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bars? and look who is back in the morning on "good morning america." for one night only on "dancing with the stars," katie couric, live! >> she's dancing with the stars. and you won't believe what else we have in store for katie. there it is. so what else do we have in store for you this week? >> i'm not sure, but it's making me more nervous, george. >> hello, georeveryone. as you know, rob season on the least publicized vacation of everyone. how are you? >> i'm a bit nervous. my heart is beating quickly. >> it's been some time. six years. >> yeah, six years.
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i first woke up at 1:15 this morning like, i'm ready to go. i was like, wait a second. i don't have to get up this early. >> did you get back to sleep? >> i did. getting up this early was a lot harder than i remember. ♪ [ alarm ringing ] ♪ i'm sexy and i know it >> hello? what? that's today? ♪ wake me up before you go go don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo wake me up before you go go ♪ ♪ i don't want to miss it when you hit that high wake me up before you go go ♪ ♪
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[ playing "start me up" from the rolling stones ] ♪ if you start me up if you start me up i'll never stop ♪ >> okay, guys, i'm ready! >> you're all ready. you had to wake cooper up, too. >> i did. but my other dog was still sleepinsleep i ing. i feel like i won the lottery sitting next to you this morning. >> a great segue. who are the lucky winners of the biggest jackpot ever in the u.s. some controversy brewing as one woman in maryland says she's the big winner. abc's ryan owens is if red bud illinois. ryan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, katie.
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i did buy you a gift. we normally don't do this for our anchors. this is the big seller in town. yes, i'm from red bud. no, i'm in the a winner. there's a lot of intrigue here. we don't know who the winner is here. we might have a clue who got it in maryland. call it a mcmystery. this morning's "new york post" reports a simmering fast food fight. at issue, merlande wilson claims she bought one of the tickets on her own. her mcdonald's coworkers say the ticket was purchased in an office pool. wilson tells the post, i was in the group, but this was separate. the winning ticket was a separate ticket. is she the winner? or is this a lingering april fool's? all anyone really knows is that the ticket was purchased at this 7-eleven outside baltimore.
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the maryland winner and the winner in northeast kansas can remain anonymous. here in red bud, illinois, the winner must come forward to get the check for $218 million. >> everybody's wondering who won it. >> reporter: this is the only happening place in town. maybe someone knows something here. at the bar, we came across gary. according to the rumor mill, he's the big winner. >> i didn't win. i didn't win. >> reporter: he showed us his phone with 150 missed calls. too many texts to count. across the country, 158 players matched five numbers and won $250,000 each, including 29 from california. among them, this guy who already quit his job at an l.a. doughnut shop. new york had 17 second place winners, including a dozen employees of this sushi straupt. in my hand, i hold the official
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check from the illinois lottery. look at this, it says it all. the median income in this town, $39,000. they would have had to have won 5,590 years to make this kind of money. they have up to a year to come forward. katie, i sure wish this was the gift i was bringing you back. >> that makes two of us. when will the mystery winner step forward? joining us is the lead director of mega millions, dparry grief. hi, gary. >> good morning, katie. how are you? >> do you expect a lot of people to come forward today? do you expect your offices to get stormed? >> well, right, katie. this is the first time that the state lottery offices have been open since we had the drawing
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friday night. typically, we check with the winners via telephone first. we check the serial number on the tickets. i expect my colleagues will be receiving the calls today to see if there's a winning ticket out there. >> the situation in baltimore sounds like a megamess. this woman saying, pool, what pool? what do you do in situations like that? >> i'm not sure of the details. that's why we encourage our players to sign the back of their tickets, put it somewhere secure. get the right financial and legal advice, to avoid problems like we may potentially being seeing in that state. >> do you have a seminar? what kind of advice do you give them? >> state lotteries as a general rule stay out of that. we try to push and encourage our
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winners to seek that legal advice pf. most of the winners in the last few years that have won big jackpot prizes have formed trust agreements. we want them to make the best choices they can. we want to avoid the situation that we're potentially hearing about that morning. >> do you think winners will get the amount in one lump sum or over a period of time? what usually happens? >> the vast majority of the winners pick the lump sum, katie. we have very few who pick the 26 annual payments. these three winners they have up to, or even more than 180 days in some states to choose what to do. that will be a personal preference for them. >> it will be an exciting day for you, gary grief. >> thank you. >> did you buy a ticket?
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>> i did. $25 worth. they added it all up. they bought enough tickets to buy $5 worth for every single man, woman, and child. >> i bought three. >> i take it you didn't win. >> exactly. josh elliott has the other top stories. >> i guess that makes three of us. here i am. katie, welcome. proving once again that coffee is magic. let's get to the news. breaking news. the first images coming in from the crash of a passenger plane in russia, in siberia. the fuselage splitting in two. 32 people killed, 11 survived the crash. the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing. no word on what went wrong. we'll keep you updated as news becomes available. we were the first to show you this surveillance video of george zimmerman arriving at
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police headquarters, seemingly uninju uninjured. this morning, a new version of that same tape. matt gutman joins us to show us what that reveals. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. we took the video, enhanced it, redigitized it to see the clearest, sharpest image yet. revealing for the first time what appear to be a pair of gashes or welts on george zimmerman's head. this video enhanced exclusively for abc news showing more clearly the first moments after george zimmerman arrived at the police department just after shooting trayvon martin. the entire video clarified by forensic protection show this is. some form of mark or gash in the back of zimmerman's head. a police report from that night
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describes blood on the back of his head and his nose. >> enhanced videos are used to identify individuals injuries, what you're able to see in the enhanced video is marks on the back of mr. zimmerman's head. >> reporter: overnight, orlando station wkmg obtained dispatched audio as they canceled a second ambulance to take zimmerman to the hospital. thousands crowded into the park in miami. chanting -- >> justice for trayvon. >> reporter: in their demand for justice, the family is calling on the department of justice to investigate the first state attorney involved in the case, the one who rejected the police recommendation to charge zimmerman with manslaughter. and taylor swift has been crowned queen of country yet again. for the second consecutive year,
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she won entertainer of the year. the 22-year-old woman becomes the second woman to win it twice. carrie underwood being the other. i think she might have a future in the business. >> any 16-year-old daughter is very happy about that. >> and my daughter. elliott and i were watching kids choice on nickelodeon. she was take within the first lady's outfit. >> i think taylor is great. let's get to the race for president now. the exclusive interview with former president bill clinton. the republicans closing ranks behind mitt romney. clinton gave jake tapper a blunt assessment of romney's prospects and hillary clinton's future. >> reporter: the first. hi, katie. >> nice to see you. >> reporter: i don't have to
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remind you. george cli george, clinton faced the same kind of situation that romney faces now. i asked him about it. you under the it around. can he? >> i doubt it. mr. romney has a different challenge than i did. mine was just one long character attack. we never had to change what we were saying from the primary to the general. >> we're going let this guy do it. >> the problem that governor romney has is his character attack was, you don't know what he believes. he did this, he says that. and the poor man who got in trouble for the etch-a-sketch remark, that's like saying there's nothing more damaging in politics than telling the truth. the truth is that's what he's got to do. >> reporter: we caught up with the former president at the annual clinton global initiative. at a time when people are so
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skeptical. and distrustful of government, corporations. how do you convince young people that public service can be effective? >> there are young people that are always i dealistic. and then you have ones that are disillusions with government or the private sector and want to take things into their own hands. we have both types of people here. it's interesting. >> reporter: how do you get them to leave the computer and get their hands dirty? >> that's why we do it. one of the less yons of the sprg in tahrir square was they couldn't build one. the muslim brotherhood won why? because they have been working
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for years from the grass roots level. >> reporter: you got re-elected. president obama is not going to be able to ask the people, are you better off now than you were four years ago? >> i'm not sure that is true. if it is true, it's because the financial collapse occurred in september 2008, a couple of months before he became president. i think his argument will be we put a floor under a recession and kept it from becoming a depression. we've begun to work our way out. i think he'll win handily. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton won't stay in her post for a second term. do you think there's a possibility she'll run? >> i don't know. i miss her. i'm glad she's coming home. we have fun together. she wants to come home and decompress. i believe she's been honest when she says she doesn't thing
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she'll go back to politics. if she comes home and we do this foundation stuff for the rest of our lives, i'll be happy. if he changes her mind, i'll be happy. i think that's light years away. >> i think the secretary of state says she's retiring from politics at least a dozen tame. he opened the door again. >> i think he wants her to run. i said, what do you want? he said, i want whatever she wants. >> he's got that one down. right? >> but i have to say, i think that there's part of him that really wants her to run. >> does he want it more than she does? >> at this point, i think so. i think she's exhausted. she's been in public service for more than 20 years. >> i take her at her word. no one has any idea what the world will look like then. >> it's a long way from april to november, too. we should point out. >> i was surprised he went
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directly at mtd romney as well. >> i think he misses politics in that sense. he's been pretty restrained. >> you can see the entire interview on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. now to the hair-raising rescue of the california mom who plunged head-first into a snow bank and found herself trapped for almost 30 minutes. her husband frantically trying to dig her out. >> reporter: when kristin and er eric jacobson set out, they had no idea how harrowing the day would become. >> as i'm saying the words, don't go there, she disappeared. >> my feet came up, my head went down, i sunk. >> reporter: she had skied into a creek bed, flipping head over heels into the powder. >> i thought it might be an
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avalanche. >> you could only see the bottom of her skis. >> snow packs in around you like cement. i couldn't hear a thing. >> all i could do was dive in and try to dig her out. the more i dug, the more she sank. >> reporter: the snow started to swallow him, too. >> i knew i needed to make an air pocket. i couldn't move my arms. when i started to lose consciousness, i remember ripples up over my eyes. it might have been tears. >> reporter: help was nearby. >> i saw her husband digging. i was on the lift. i don't know how long she was in the hole. he said it took us ten minutes to get there. >> reporter: it took them 20 more minutes to dig her out. all the while, she's head first in the snow. >> we were possibly minutes away from not seeing her alive again. >> reporter: unsshs when they finally pulled her out.
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her lung bruised, her face blue with cold. but alive. >> we just held each other and cried. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> good work on the mountain. sam is here. >> good morning, george. katie couric. >> sam champion. >> if you feel like you heard the phrase record highs over the month of march, more than 7,000 times at least. it's not unprecedented. you could never even think this might happen. unbelievable. 88 in st. louis. tallahassee is close. here's where the strong to severe storms are rolling.
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of sunshine. around 65 s just degrees. 15-25 t of the north miles per hour. the overnight main hi clear and cool. frost in our suburbs. nd western looks like a great day. around 70 degrees. extended outlook shows as they ighs cooling through thursday and friday. ck in the 70's for the pcoming weekend. range from 40-50 >> does she have a future or what? >> starting to relax now. it feels good. coming up, the nfl
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right there is sara jones, a cincinnati bengals cheerleader, she's under fire right now. a former high school teacher accused of having sex with a student. her mom, a principal is now taking heat for being part, prap perhaps, of a cover up. good morning, everyone. robin is on break. we're so happy to have katie here this morning. >> i'm a bit rusty. i haven't done it for six years. new outrage this morning from susan powell's family as newly released evidence seems to implicate her husband, josh.
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did police have enough to arrest him before he took the life of his sons? >> i know you is worked with dan before. you have never done the tag team. >> i ever in have. i'm a little nervous. i brought this whistle. [ whistle blows ] if you get out of line, i'm ready. if i have to break it up. >> you're going bring us something special in the next half hour, "dancing with the stars." >> already, one of my dreams has come true on my first morning. i never miss "dancing with the stars." i'm a fanatic. i take a spin or two. >> you're dancing with derek there. you got tony and maks, too? >> i ogled maks. i danced with tony. i dropped it like it's hot. >> you have to explain what that means. new evidence in the case of
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susan powell. it seems to link her husband, josh, to her disappearance. cecilia vega is here. >> reporter: we're so glad to have you. george and i are here for you. we are learning for the first time just how much police knew about josh powell and day his wife disappeared. and how susan powell's family wants to know why he was never arre arrested. a mountain of evidence, potentially damning details. information in search warrants that raise questions about susan powell's disappearance. >> i don't see how they let him leave the state with at the kind of stuff on his computer and with a missing mom. >> reporter: police found susan's blood inside the powell
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home just after her disappearance. josh set up fans to dry a sofa and carpet that appeared to have just been cleaned. josh once bragged to a friend about how to dispose of a body and not get caught. police found a gas can, tarps, and a shovel many hin his car. they found susan's cell. josh could in the say why. susan kept a secret safe deposit box. inside, letter saying if she died, it may not be an accident even if it looks like one. susan's botd was never found. west valley police call it a missing person's case. >> we have an active investigation and are not willing to intersphefere with t. >> reporter: susan's family says if they had reacted, the outcome could have been different.
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last month, josh murdered their two young suns before killing himself in an infer know. >> if he had been in jail, our grandchildren would have been alive. >> reporter: josh's father was obsessed with his daughter-in-law. he had images of naked women with susan powell's face put on to them. >> we're joined by dan abrams and by nancy grace. good morning to both of you. nice to be with you. >> good morning, katie. >> hey, katie, nice to be with you. >> why country josh powell arre arrested? >> when i heard there was new evidence, i thought i would have to come in and defend the prosecutors and the police. i look at the evidence and i can't understand it. to me, the fact that she spoke from the grave, the fact that she wrote this letter in her will and testament, locked up in a safety deposit box that said,
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if susan powell dice, it may not be an accident, right next to another document talking about how she's having marital problems. it's stunning to me. put it together with the blood evidence and the fact that he drained their i.r.a. accounts. >> didn't he drive 800 miles and nobody noknows where he went? >> that's right. when you put it together, i can't explain why the authorities didn't arrest him. >> nancy, what do you think is the most damning piece of evidence? how surprised are you that there was not an arrest in the case? >> i've been surprised for a long time. i spoke in depth with susan's parents and her sister. they told me they begged the judge not to give visitation to josh powell. and that's really what this is all about. it's not just the murder of susan. she's dead. she was murdered. and the fact that the west
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valley police say they don't want to disturb the integrity of the investigation, what integrity, they're calling it a missing person. hey, she's dead. she was murdered. it's not a missing person. to hear dan say he didn't want to attack the police, i never heard that before. >> oh, here we go. >> that aside. that aside, i think the strongest piece of evidence, twofold. number one, the children, we haven't talked about that, katie. you raised two girls. you know at this age, they verbalize. they're verbalizing what happened. they said daddy took mommy on the camping trip, put her in the mines, mommy is in the car trunk. they told their sunday schoolteacher mommy's dead. >> this is reminiscent of case you and talked about many, many, many times over the year, the o.j. simpson case. nicole brown simpson left a note
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with pictures of herself bruised and battered saying to anyone that would find it, if you find this, look at him. look at what he's done with me over the years. >> they could have arrested him on obstruction. which i toent you use your cell cell phone? it might power down. the cops saw it charged into his car. they could have arrested him for lying to cops and soften him up behind bars and find the body. those children could be alive today. >> you mentioned the judge. did he have access to all this information when he granted supervised visitation? that seems to strange to me? >> i'm just sick about it. and we -- the parents and the sister told me that they begged the judge not to give visitation. they gave him up a of this evidence. those children did not die of smoke inhalation. they died by an axe to the neck.
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he chopped them in the neck with aaxe. that could have been avoided. >> it's a little chick. and egg are regard to the children. we're looking at the case, the evidence, saying how the heck could this have happened. when someone is not charmed, they're the parent, they're at home, i think the blame goes on the people that didn't charge him. it's not about the judge who does or does not grant supervised visitation. >> they need to be stewing in the same pot, dan abrams. >> no, no. >> you'll have to discuss it at commercial break. i'm happy i didn't have to use my whistle. nancy grace, dan abrams. it's a tragedy. nice to see you both. now it's time for the weather and sam champion. sam? >> hey, katie. pictures out of southern california. the wind and surf are strong.
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you move the win inland. you have 10% or below humidity, you get big-time high fire danger. that goes from the coastal area well into the plains. what about the snow and cold and rain into the or not east? we're replacing it with milder temperatures this week. oston, 60 on wedn high temperatures at 5 degrees. 65 ratures tonight -- degrees. >> all of that weather was brought to you by pringles. oh, katie? george? josh? a big story coming up. the nfl cheerleader and former teacher under arrest, accused of sleeping with a student. why her mom, a principal is
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we're back with the shocking sex scandal with the nfl cheerleader who led a double life. she was also a schoolteacher alleged to have had sex with a student. her mom, a principal in the same district, could have helped to cover it up. linsey davis is here with the details. >> reporter: good morning, george. the cincinnati bengals lead the
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league in the most player arrests since 2000. now, one of the ben-gals, the team's cheerleading squad is now adding to the infammy. this morning, she'll be appears in front of a judge. ♪ american woman >> reporter: this was sara jones, cocaptain of the ben-gals, the cheerleaders for the nfl's cincinnati bengals. until her resignation last november, she was a high school teacher. >> i worked my butt off to make sure i had a clean, great reputation. >> reporter: but this is jones now. after her arrest on thursday. she's now charged with having sex with a former student, a minor, and using election reason toic means -- e-mails or texts -- to fuel the affair. and this is her mom, cheryl jones. as the community knows her best, a middle school principal, seen here in a local news interview after a tornado. >> we have counselors on staff. kids need to be talked to if
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they want to talk to somebody. >> reporter: she worked in the same district as her daughter and is now accused of what would be described in football as trying to run interference. she's been charged with tampering with ed to cover up her daughter's alleged sexual relationship. the penalty for mom, up to five years in prison. up to ten years for her daughter. what cheryl jones did to protect her daughter hasn't been disclosed. >> i would say because they've indicted her, she was actively involved in altering or destroying evidence in this case. >> reporter: their lawyer called the indictment of the mother completely baseless and says later this morning, both will enter pleas of not guilty. this is not the first time the ben-gals cheerleader found herself playing defense. in 2009, she won an $11 million defamation lawsuit when a website alleged she slept with
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here's "the play of the day." >> pressure's on, josh. >> one could argue it happened at 7:01. we want to roll out all-time favorites. >> oh, this guy. >> oh! >> with the antelope. we thought, hey, that work sod well for those of us not on the bike. >> he was fine, by the way, katie. >> we're going take another look. we realized we're on to something. and so, as george pointed out, this is jub jub. and rocketing him to the top of the polls when he balanced a budget on his nose. the balancing st. bernard, that poor, poor kid. moving right along.
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and coming up on "gma," katie's got all the right move, wow, going for a spin with derek. and it's 7:56 on this monday, april 2. good morning to you. cynne simpson. maryland woman may get a piece friday's record $656 million megamillion jackpot. is reporting post" employee donald's children. coworkers are claiming that was part of a pool. that.nies tickets were also sold and in kansas. investigators are looking after a violent
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in prince george's ounty. died.people ive others were wounded in hyattsville, loose district highlights. more at the top of hour. find out what's h lisaing on the roads wit baden. 's been busy out there all orning long. it's been quiet at bridge and at the legions bridge. up to the beltway, we'll take live. scene, no the elays. though? beautiful we're going to add some to centerville etween beltway. crash at nutley street to but that's been taken care and gone. in 270 southbound. steve autiful day, rudin. >> absolutely. sunshine and the sun around not only today t into part of the day omorrow.
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duluth. s at reagan national airport. radar, all the towards the south nd east of us. just around 65 degrees. 15-25.ut of the north at cynne? >> all right. thanks so much, steve. us.ks for joining update for her news at 8:27. i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die. ♪ but, it turns out all i was missing was miracle-gro potting mix. it's got what a plant needs. even plant food that feeds them for up to 6 months. you get bigger, more beautiful plants. guaranteed. who's got two green thumbs thanks to miracle-gro? uh, this gal. boom! everyone grows with miracle-gro.
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♪ i just came to say hello hello ♪ a little hello this morning because everyone out there in times square saying hello to katie couric. a big week right here on "gma." look at the kocrowd. >> it's a spirited crowd. day came out in droves. >> they're here for you. >> they're here for everybody. >> you had to come farther west than you're used to. >> it's true. i got a little lost along the way. i know it's not sunny. believe me, i'm doing you a big
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favor. ♪ pressure pushing down on me pushing down on you ♪ >> good morning. no, no, not this morning show, "gma." ♪ it's too late to turn back now i believe i believe i believe i'm falling in love ♪ >> good morning, america. good morning, america. ♪ i believe i believe i believe i'm falling in love ♪ >> i was practicing all morning. good morning, america. good morning, america. >> i was so impressed. you walk in with a three-ring binder, seven inches thick. >> i know. you were intimidated me. i got it last night, i was like, holy smokes! >> a week's worth of snows in it? >> it was one day. >> a secret playbook. >> it's been so much fun already. i have got on the dance with the stars this morning. i did it last week. derek hough and i danced. we'll show you what happened when i dropped by the ballroom
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to learn the secrets. honestly, this was a dream come true, seriously. i had so much fun. look. >> you have moves. >> no, no, not really. >> light on your feet. look at that. >> no, not really. >> you ready to do that next? >> no. it's not enough antiperspirant on the planet to equip me for that job. i would be so nervous and forget everything. i don't know how the people do it. that's why i think it's such a great show. you're so impressed that all these people that aren't dancers have the guts to go out there and strut their stuff. >> they are dancing. >> boy, if i were on this season, i would be right next to martina. >> so you get to go dance. and i goat go to the town dump. >> sorry. >> however. i like that. this makes me happy. you'll find out why this is my passion.
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you see junk, i see treasure. you say hoarder, i say collector. that's all i'm saying. >> this is a big day for you. your business coming out today. >> my pet project. >> congratulations. >> total labor of love. >> they're smart. this is not just one of those books we books where people say, i look at things, i buy things. this was a good read. >> twitter is wondering what you and i might do to haze katie. we'll give her the day off. >> i heard you are serious hazers. be gentle. we're going to begin with breaking news. one of the wins of the $656 mega millions jackpot not seen on this set has been revealed this morning. david kerley outside a mcdonald's restaurant if baltimore right now with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, josh. no ticket has been produced to
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lottery officials or to the wokkers here at this mcdonald's. here's the story. 1606 th of them poold their mon. five bucks each. their coworker went and bought them. she said she bought another ticket, one dollar, one ticket, and won. so she doesn't have to share wit the 16 workers. here's the news from maryland. it was one ticket with one line for $1 sold at $7:15 friday night that won the big part of the lottery jackpot. $218 million here. the person with the ticket has about six months to bring it in. they're still talking about here at the mcdonald's. the other players are saying, please, at least something. none confirmed to far, but maybe a winner in maryland. >> still more to come from there. meanwhile, a coast guard cutter is carrying two injured sailors to the bay in san
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francisco right now. pulled off that yacht in the pacific in the round the world race. their boat was slammed on saturday by a massive wave like this one. a closer look this morning at the surveillance tape of george zimmerman the night of the shooting. the video tape sharpened now by experts and it appears to show a mark or gash at the back of zimmerman's head, suggesting he may have been in a struggle. two experts say the screams on the tapes are not zimmerman's. meanwhile, trayvon martin's parents are asking the justice department to interview. more with our exclusive interview with bill clinton. he spoke with jake tapper about program that's creating jobs for an of the neglected group. > started a project to help
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inmates go into the work force. when they left prison, they were trained to work in certain manufacturing. managing the inventory, doing other aspects of the business. moving them into other jobs. >> is there a larger message about what needs to be done? >> it's a strong project for one college. if every college in america within 40 miles of a college did it, they could have a huge impact. >> more of jake's interview over on goodmorningamerica.com. and finally, we want to introduce you to yet another new member of the "good morning america" team. take a look. bianna golodryga, weekend anchor, and hubby, welcome little jake spencer orszag weighing in at a robust 6 pounds, 10 ounces. meaning she'll never have to face the question of when are you having the baby, bianna?
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>> hopefully not. have you done that, said, oh, when are you having the baby. it's like, six weeks ago. >> little jake happy. and jake checking in for pop news, i understand. >> so cute, by the way. congratulations. >> congratulations. >> mom, we love you. i wish that was leading "pop news." we're going the talk about thinking different about ho should play steve jobs in a new independent film. "variety" breaking the news that it will be ashton kutcher. chronicling steve jobs' life. >> i would do greg kinnear. >> i like greg kinnear. >> they already named him. ky finish? he's got to chops to pull it off. he was the first twitter user to pass the 1 million mark back in 2009. he played an internet billionaire on that other show. he's in the mode.
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>> he can do that. i like it. >> i got stephanopoulos. >> when you've got that, what more do you need? >> how high wattage is katie couric? this is a billboard in iraq. turns out it's a public service announcement by the electricity ministry. it says daily electricity bulletin which is what we were thinking of renaming the show this week. >> i thought we were going let you translate that. >> that is on twitter. they said, i think this is your face. yeah. isn't that weird? i'm calling my lawyer. >> good luck with that. >> exactly. >> and finally, riddle me this. what do these four stories have in common. jessica simpson gave birth in l.a. to eight baby girls. kate middleton is trying to shed
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her good girl image and has agreed to racy spread. kodak, a new product, kitten printer. choo choose the color and out pops the kitty. and warby parker did warby barker. get it? >> april fool's jokes we saw online. thank you, george. you were on my side a moment ago. how quickly we turn. >> i had to do it. you still got sam. >> good morning, everybody. we're outside with an incredible crowd. sabrina, where are you from? >> dallas, texas. >> you look like katie with the hair and everything. can i see what i look like if i get the katie face. katie, am i on close ?
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what do you think? >> it's working for you. working for you. looking strong. >> let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to tell you about. a picture from killington, vermont. they got a dusting or coating of snow. new england got some wet snow over the weekend. in come some milder temperatures. boston going on the way to 50. brand f good morning. of sunshine. will be out not north. cold night ahead. time lows in the 30's. tomorrow looks good. louds during the around hours. 68-73 degrees. out in the southwest. shows ended scout look highs that will rebound little bit l just a thursday and friday. on friday.t warmer back into th
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>> from all over the nation, but an awful lot of kentucky making up the crowd this morning. lara? >> making you feel at home. thank you so much, sam. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma" morning menu. katie gets the "dancing with the stars" spin, get it, before tonight's sizzling competition. what a season. plus, what a dump. i'll show you how my double life can more than double your decorates pleasure by turning trash to treasure. and what did rachel dratch do after leaving "saturday night live "? she walked into a bar. and you won't believe what happened next. stay with us on "gma." [ male announcer ] most people tend to think more about how they brush than what they brush with.
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♪ you want to move like jagger i've got the moves like jagger ♪ ♪ well, look at this crowd. so nice to see you all. as you all know, it's a big night tonight. on "dancing with the stars." nice move, josh. as the celebrities and their partners get ready to strut their stuff once again. i got to go behind the scenes for a sneak peek at the ballroom action. can you back up to cleveland, gee. i got to do a dap with derek. so, shall we dance? ♪ >> welcome. for one night only on "dancing with the stars," katie couric. live!
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oh, you're cute. >> ooh. >> i'm creepy. >> reporter: it's the hottest two hours on television. ♪ rolling rolling >> reporter: as the 11 remaining couples spin, soar, dip, and cha-cha-cha. the one thing the judges can all agree on, season 14 sizzles like no other. >> the hottest package of the season! >> reporter: it's no wonder millions of faps have caught the "dancing with the stars" bug. present company included. who do you think's going to win? >> one of the couples definitely. the odds of another couple coming in and winning very slim. >> reporter: meanwhile, gladys knight, for one, was glad she wasn't the first to say good-bye. ♪ i heard it through the grapevine ♪ >> reporter: have you having fun? >> i'm having so much fun it's
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ridiculous. >> reporter: are you supernervous when you get out there. >> yeah, i'm out of my comfort zone. i could hardly speak. >> reporter: you can really shake your groove thing. i just missed the pips. >> that was their move. we just did their move. ♪ going back going back to a place in time ♪ >> reporter: and right on cue. it's a pip. this is bubba. this is gladys' brother. are you having fun? >> i am. she's doing a great job. >> reporter: show me a pip move. >> you want a pip move. ♪ i'd rather live in this world than live without him ♪ >> reporter: behind the scenes, i felt like i was meeting my partner for the very first time. hi, maks. oh, i'm really hating this assignment. >> maks. ♪
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>> reporter: hey, cheryl. where's your partner? >> he's always late. he's on latin time. >> reporter: you lucked out this season, missy. >> i have to say, i did. >> reporter: latin star william levy is causing quite a stir. >> even fully clothed, you have the ability to dazzle. >> reporter: you have created a sensation in the united states. >> it's great. >> reporter: what is the deal with the mexico's brad pitt. is that what they call you? >> no, willie, william. it's a compliment. i'm blushing. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, too. >> reporter: you're doing amazingly well. have you done any dancing before? i know you're a professional singer. >> when i sing, i don't have to move around and shake my bits. i guess.
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>> reporter: shake your bits. you do a good job of shaking those bits. i don't mean to sound weird, but it seems like it would be very easy to have an intimate relationship with your partner. >> i'm sure. not in this case. mark has a girlfriend. >> mine has a girlfriend, too, it don't stop me, and i'm married. >> reporter: fun backstage. fierce competition on the floor. they drop it like it's hot on monday. come tuesdays, they're crossing their fingers. do you think you'll make it all the way and get the disco ball. >> disco ball? you didn't. we're not here competing for a disco ball. >> reporter: this season has len goodman smiling. >> i liked it. i'm caring and sharing. heart of gold. >> reporter: are you having a good time this season? >> it's a fantastic show. such good dancing, i've gotta say. >> reporter: why do you think the show is so popular?
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>> it's innocent. it takes you back to a nicer time a little bit. the elegance of the ballroom dancing and the hot latin stuff. it's wonderful to see the celebrities start with baby steps and gradually develop. i think it's great. >> reporter: fancy meeting you here. i was hoping i would run into you because you're one of my favorites. you're such a good teacher. >> can i teach you a little bit right now. >> yeah, sure. >> oh, wait a minute. okay. she knows what's going on. there it is, there it is, there it is. >> reporter: i'm going to show you what i though. it's called the pretzel. i learned it in college. what do you think? >> amazing. incredible. watch, watch, watch, watch. ♪ >> reporter: what happens when you feel like you're going throw up? >> you stop and look into the camera. here we go. >> reporter: thank you. >> fantastic. look at that. >> the judges have their scores.
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>> 10! [ cheers and applause ] >> and you can see all the ballroom action tonight on "dancing with the stars" at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> the grass roots campaign has already begun. katie on "dancing with the stars." what do you say? >> great. >> everyone was so nice. i want to say a big thank you to all the people, not only on camera but behind the scenes. they were so great. it had so much fun. george, if you play your cards right, i'll teach you how to pretzel after the show. >> i'm in, i'm in. the cameras will be rolling. >> we gotta go to lara. you have big new this is morning. we're going to learn lara's secret passion. it's not william levy. it's making beautiful homes out of bargains. she writes all about it in her
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new book, i have it right here, "i brake for yard sales." >> and i do. for me, it's not about people. it's about that gnarly old chair and turning it into system incredible. i've been doing it for my entire life thanks to my mom who showed me with a shall budget you can have style. taylor swift says she loves a good one. court a courteney cox says she can't go without it. even kris jenner has shown me how she likes to get down and dirty. my think is going to be worth more than kris'. look over there. what do we all have in mon? a love of hunting down inexpensive treasures and giving them a new life. a new lamp shade breathes life into a new lamp.
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using them to create rooms worthy of stars like kathy griffin, whose house i decorated. this was a bench done in orange vinyl. i recovered it in faux croc for kathy. as soon as the cram is off, i love the throw on jeans and start digging. i was a spring board diver in college. now i'm an expert dumpster dive. i love the chair. is that wrong? ca you hear that in the backgrou background? [ playing the theme from "sanford and son" ] sanding and painting. i'm sure martha stewart wouldn't do it like this. creating first rate interior designs. i bet you have never seen a chair covered with a shower curtain before. i got the idea after my kids covered my chairs in ketchup.
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the name of my book came from the bumper sticker on my mom's car, and now mine. this entire room is assembled using second-hand magic. my design philosophy, never judge a book by its cover. or in this case, a bench by this fabric. the fabric is terrifying, the shape is cool. i found them for $25 a piece. look how quickly '70s can become sexy. people are intimidated by reupholstery because they think it's too expendive. ask for recommend nanlts from a store and use solids. remnants are usually the fraction of a price because they want to get rid of them. i scored this sofa at $160
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because of its great classic lines. recovered, it looks like a million bucks. you can build a whole room around one piece. i went green and glam. and the '60s vases, just $2.50 each. and remember this baby from the dump? this is what i'm talking about. that's a true diamond in the rough. you ready for a new life? let's go. one less piece this the landfill. one more example of my mantra, rescue, recycle, reinvent. yeah. the dump chair. i'm giving that to the producer, thank you, kelly, for doing great job. you snooze, you lose. if you see something at a yard sale, buy it. >> you have a lot more coming up tomorrow. >> i do. we're going to do a room for a lucky viewer. man wants to surprise his wife for mother's day.
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>> good morning. i'm cynne simpson. just keep on rising the national average price for a now $3.9. egular 17 cents. in d.c., the price $4-minute 27. virginia, it's $3.91. l primaries will held tomorrow in maryland and polls put mitt omney ahead. for an torum's hoping in wisconsin. l day, newt gingrich wil frederick, maryland. will have an tion
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few pth report in just a minutes. now we turn to lisa baden traffic.ten at been relatively maryland. t now in out of baltimore and virginia now. at nutley street has gone. to normal delays. the beltway county, better than average. the american nd in on bridge and over virginia. this g complicated in 14th street bridge. started off on a wet note and and bright.ny sunshine out there. into the ghs well middle 60's. 0 miles per hour. tonight. cool time lows in the 30's. tomorrow, another outstanding day. the more clouds during hours.on high will approach 70 degrees. winds will be out of the
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around 10-10 st miles per hour. bad. watching.much for e have another news update for 8:56.
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♪ get out of my dreams get into my car ♪ this is the crowd out here in times square on a monday morning. boy, they know how to give you a warm welcome, don't they, katie? >> it's so great. so fun that so many people turned out. it's chilly out here. >> we ant to say hi to robin. >> i hope she's sleeping an not watching. >> maybe she has it on dvr. what can we do for katie that's special? one more thing. a flying car. >> seriously? >> seriously. there sit. we're going to have the first demonstration right here on times square at the end of the show of a car that should be out
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and in the market this year. there it is. >> don't you wish you had that when there's really bad traffi?. that and a grenade launcher. >> you're ally aching to this, aren't you? also ahead, surprising health news. more and more girls are starting puberty at a young age. like, 9, 8, 7. in some aces, 6. it's called precocious puberty. >> there's a lot of theories why that happens. also ahead, remember debbie downer. you would say, it's so beautiful out, she would be like, it's going the rain. rachel dratch. what happened after they left jt saturday night live "? she'll be with me to talk about her mid-life miracle. and governor nikki haley. and sam, you have weather.
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>> robin sent us a twitter picture for weather. put them up, the one on the right is from @robin roberts. >> if you look closely, you can see her feet. her little toes right there. >> we love you, robin. and amy freese sent us the other one. these storms here will be powerful. kansas city, you're 84. st. louis, right by the record at 88. follow the severe storms and go east. no storms for us, lots of sunshine this afternoon and a day ahead with around 65 and the be in thelows will 30's and tomorrow, added afternoon clouds and highs around 70 degrees.
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>> all that weather was brought to you by jc penney. we're outside in times squire. inside, katie couric. if it seems like kids are growing up faster these days, it may be true. according to a new article in "the new york times" magazine, more and more girls are showing science of early puberty. a lot of parents are concerned. experts are confused. a hotly contested topic for decades. at 11, the beginning average age of puberty. some girls are maturing before double digits. 10% of caucasian, 23% of african-american, and 15% of miss panic and 2% of asian girls started developing breasts by the age of 7. some reasons could be obesity,
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that can produce hormones like es troe general. chemicals in how old hold products. family stress can be a factor. girls that grew up in homes without biological fathers are twice as likely to enter early puberty. we spoke to melissa jones, her daughter had a problem with her thyroid. she had signs of pewerty at 5. >> she was having a cycle and lack tating. it freaked me out. >> you can't drive yourself crazy worrying. you might have to have important discussions with her at an earlier age than you might have expected to. >> elizabeth weil wrote a lengthy piece on it. dr. jennifer ashton is cohost of abc's "the revolution." welcome to both of you. elizabeth, you followed the story of a 9-year-old girl and her mom as they tried to get
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medical advice and attention for what i guess is called precocious puberty. why were dthey so frustrated? >> ainsley's mother took her to a lot of doctors. they herd from them that she was normal. the doctors weren't wrong but it's an alarm thing to hear when your daughter is developing early in elementary school. >> we heard that ethnicity plays a role in the trend. can you explain that? >> i don't have an excellent answer. as you mentioned, a lot more black girls start going into puberty early. the numbers are 23% for black girls, 10% for white girls. 2% for asian girls. a big difference. we need to understand better what part of this is obesity, what part is stress, what part
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is environmental toxins. >> and jen, i know we heard about obesity and stress and the pressures that kids may be under. what about not environmental factors? t thylates and bpa. are they contributed factors? >> that's the million-dollar question. that is the area of the enormous research. things we're exposed to every single day. they can act like hormones inside our body. i think that may turn out to be part of the puzzle. obesity, ethnicity, stress. it's very complex. >> and the blast ix encourage estrogen production. is that right? >> breast development, you need
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estrog estrogen. body hair, it's testosterone. >> girls are having their first periods about the same time. that hasn't really changed. >> exactly. it's about 12 average age for first period for african-american girls. 11 for caucasian girls. that's not gone down. i think it's important to draw the distinction between normal and common. we're seeing it a lot, but that doesn't make it normal. i think doctors and parents need to be on the lookout for this more often. >> there can be serious medical problems for girls that develop early, kreecorrect? >> they're at hire risks of depression, higher risks of breast cancer. winding up with short stature. these are huge things.
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>> is there anything parents can do to stop this? >> i think education is the key. you want to education yourself and reassure your daughter, this can be an incredibly frightening experience for a girl at the age of six who doesn't understand what's going on with her body. get a team together, if you can. whether it includes a therapist, specialists, doctors. be the captain of that team. >> this can have big psychological impacts on the girls that are experiencing this. elizabeth weil. thank you so much for talking to us. i know it's quite early out there. dr. ashton, nice to see you again. dr. ashton, nice to see you ai should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind.
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and we're back now with one of the brightest and fastest rising stars on the political stage. nikki haley is the first woman governor ever in south carolina. she took on the state's down and dirty campaign actual chur. you with read all about it in her new book, "can't is not an option." love the title. >> it's the story of my life. someone as the only indian family in a southern town, going through a state house race, a governor's race, being a wife, a mom, a governor. can't is not's option. >> i want to ask you about the book. i have to get to the politics, first. we had former president clinton on at the top of the program. blunt statements about mitt romney. saying he doesn't believe mitt romney can win. he picked up on the idea that romney is an etch-a-sketch candidate. he's going to have to wipe away
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the positions he took to be successful after the primaries. >> i think president clinton is saying what he's supposed to say. but it's not true. if we look at the debt, the credit rating. in the three years opposed to bush's eight, we look at the economy, if we simply look at his record, there's though way they can say he can't win. i would say it would be hard to see how president obama does win. >> they went up early with a graphic i want to call up now. one of the other hurdles that governor romney will have is a huge gap with women. heig right now, he's tied in men, a little bit ahead of president obama in men. but 18 points behind. this is because of a war on women by the republican party is what the democrats are saying. >> nobody talks about president obamaing the behind with men. i'll tell you why i support
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dpompber romney. he's not a part of the chaos gnat is washington. he's proven it. he took a failed olympics and made ate source of pride. he was part of a liberal state, cut taxes and balanced his budget. we could use that in washington. he's the one and only candidate that president obama continues to hit. >> he knows he's going to be the nominee. think you're right that. a lot of people think that what might help governor romney with women is if he picks someone like you. any interest? >> no. not at all. i love being the governor of south carolina. the more he puts ann romney out there, the more people will understand that he has a very strong woman at his side. she's all people need to see to snow that he's -- >> if he asks you to consider it, you'll have to say yerks right? >> no, i would not accept. i made a promise to the people
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of my state. i intend to keep it. >> you dedicated your book to your parents. imgranlts from india. >> i am the proud daughter of indian immigrants who reminded us every day how lucky we were to be part of america. how amazing sit that south carolina elected a 38-year-old indian-american female for governor? if that doesn't say anything about south carolina or america, i don't know what does. >> after an incredibly tough campaign. allegations of infidelity. false reports of an irs investigation. you have two little kids. what to you tell them when they're seeing and hearing this stuff? >> they don't see and hear it. we don't watch the news, read the newspaper. they can get on our bed and talk to us like they always do.
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day know they're mom is tough. if there's a problem, i'll talk to them about. what i hope the media understands is the bloggers that have anonymous sources that have no credibility that the media can't pick it up. you had the incident last week where i was supposed to be indicted. the ir sx said there was never an examination. there was no truth to it whatsoever. what you see in the campaign from last week, it's what's wrong with the media and what i hope will be right as we go forward. >> the book is called "cant is not an option." governor nikki haley, thank you so much. >> thank you. coming up here, "saturday night live" alum
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and welcome back to "good morning america." 8:48. it's a classic setup for a joke. girl walks into a bar. when that girl is rachel dratch, it's no joke at all. it's the beginning of a whole new life. i caught up to her to talk about her new memoir, "girl walks into a bar." sthoet you can't stop debbie downer ♪ >> reporter: it's become part of the lexicon. don't be a debbie downer. >> that crackup we had, the first one, elevated it. >> reporter: rachel daratch created debbie downer. >> four doing the fireworks. >> it's the number one killer of domestic cats. >> reporter: debbie downer was one of a whole slew of
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characters she created and performed. >> i love the hot tub with will farre farrell. >> we usually crave spiced meat. >> reporter: you talk at "snl" your eyes light up. >> it was a big dream. >> reporter: the self-proe fessed wacky chick there boston got her start at second city. ♪ hit me with your best shot help the children. >> reporter: all of them got their big breaks on "saturday night live." for some, a launch pad for superstardom. >> you're on there, nothing is happening. you're like, i'm going to be one of those "snl" people. >> reporter: initially, life after "snl" seemed good. rachel was cast as jenna on "30 rock."
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>> i didn't understand what a big deal that was. tina's writing some big show. i'm in it. i got a call that i was being replaced. >> reporter: instead, the part goes the jane krakowski. >> you don't think, i'll live and have a big public face plant. i kind of thought, another job will come up. this won't be who i am forever. but then, like, nothing was coming up for a really long time. i would get little jobs. >> reporter: so at 43, she decided to channel her tales of career woes and disasters into a book. >> the first part sat for awhile, almost a year. i didn't know where it could go or what is the point of my whole book. then came the crazy plot twist and life. >> reporter: the plot twist, rachel walks into this bar and meets john. and hence, the name of the book. >> yes, girl walks into a bar. it's a setup of a joke and it's w457d to me. i thought it would be a good title. >> reporter: just six months
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later, another twist. >> i thought, i'm, like, over the hill. any way, i wasn't. because then i was pregnant. >> reporr: she calls 19-month-old eli her mid-life miracle. for the guy she met in the para? >> we're neighbors. and coparents. in the booblg, i leave k, i lea we're evolving. >> reporter: she could soon be coming back to tv. check out her new
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hey, guys. it's warm in here. i'm inside the world's first flying car. a company named terrafugia has designed the car. i'm here with the coo. you're putting the wings up? >> i'm deploying the wings. takes less than a minute. we have demonstrated this vehicle flies, drives, and converts between the two within a minute. >> you drive to it the airport and take off if you have $279 tho ,000. >> that's reasonable for an airplane. >> i can't wait to try it.
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it looks to be on the market by tend of the year? >> yes. within the end of the year. >> is that unleaded or regular. >> katie, we're going take off. you have to tell us. a big interview tomorrow. you're going see sting today? >> i'm going to hang out with sting this morning. can't get much better than this. >> so much fun to have you here all week long. >> thank you, george. >> really great. >> we love you, george. >> whoo! >> have great day, everyone. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning @ 8:56.
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today is world autism awareness day and buildings will be lit to draw attention growing health crisis. building that will be lit up w tell in downtown washington. in a rain is expected to arrive arlington cemetery after walking from ohio in honor of a killed or wounded in battle. to raise $10,000 for the wounded veteran projects. here is lisa baden with a look at traffic. no accidents reported on the beltway and we are improving in maryland. there andready been american across the bridge and looked at the 270 at democracy boulevard which is smooth. the beltway near andrews base in nothing complicated near route 4, across
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bridge moving at virginia, there is collision on eastbound 66 at 7100 and the right lane is closed. roads and bright sunshine on lots of comfortable air the way today. be a bit breezy today highs in the middle 60's. overnight, mainly clear and cool tomorrow, added clouds hours but afternoon with daytimeok around 70 degrees and we see it cooled down thursday and friday. >> thanks for watching and we will be back at noon. "live! with kelly" is next. [ male announcer ] at green giant we know nature
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