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good morning, america. and this morning, rising from the ashes. we're live on the 100th floor of the brand new world trade center, reclaiming its place as the tallest billing in new york city today. we reveal the stung view. it's an abc news exclusive. gas prices plummet again. relief at the pump by more than a nickel over the weekend. prices lower than they were last year, right before the busy summer travel season. the search for little isabel expands across the border to
mexico. police race to track down a new lead. a new witness caught on surveillance tape. and -- ♪ where did i go wrong >> hero mcdreamy. tv's hottest doctor involved in a real-life rescue. he cruised a crowbar and fire extinguisher to pull a young man from his car. how he saved a life. and good morning, everyone. from times square. george? you are on top of the world right now, my friend. what a spectacular sight. >> boy, i'll say. i'm loving my job this morning, robin. it's absolutely awesome up here on the 100th floor of one world trade center. this view is so magnificent. look at this.
spreading out uptown. most of midtown manhattan will. right in the middle, you should be able to see the empire state building. later today, this building is going to become the tallest building in new york city once again, inches above the empire state building. you could not ask for a better day. the sun is shining. the wind has calmed down. and we're so high up, take a look down there. down there, you can see, barely, the statue of liberty. it's a tiny, little lady from way up here. this is where it's all going happen in just a few hours. right there. they're going to be petting up a beam about 2:00 this afternoon. a 100-foot beam that will make this the tallest building in manhatt manhattan. you know the meaning. it's an emotional meeting here for so many and for new york city. it's spectacular to be up here. we'll tell you all about it. >> what a view. we look forward to seeing more
from there, george. a big day in the high-stakes trial of john edwards. andrew young's wife set to retake the stand. she said friday her husband was mesmerized by edwards the first time they met. we'll go behind the scenes of the best job if the world. the man who ron a chance to work and live in paradise. good morning to you, robin. we begin with a developing story. what could be the worst diplomatic crisis between the u.s. and china in more than 30 years. a plind human rigs activist in beijing somehow managed to escape security. he may be under the protection of american diplomats. martha raddatz joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, josh.
chen guangcheng had already been in prison in china. he was an opponent to forced abortions and a human rights supporter. he was placed under house arrest after getting out of prison. his family farm surrounded and under constant guard by police. he managed to escape, a dangerous and daring move. he's now believed to be in the hands of americans in china's capital. whether it's in the u.s. embassy or a safe how's. the u.s. has rushed over assistant secretary of state kurt camable to try to negotiate. the chinese hate foreigners meddling in human rights issues. they don't want to disrupt what progress was made but they want to keep chen and his family safe. to further complicate the matter, tonight, secretary of
state hillary clinton heads so china for a previously scheduled meeting. >> thank you, martha raddatz, for that. drivers getting more of a break while filling up. gas prices dropped another four cents in the last week alone, to an average of $3.82 per gallon nationwide. police here in new york say speed may have played a role in the crash that took the life of seven family members driving home from church this new york city. their suv crashed over a guardrail, plunging some 60 feet into the bronx zoo. officials will examine whether guardrails should be higher. and the safety of ocean yacht races. these shaky images show what's left of a sailboat apparently run over by a large commercial
ship. the coast guard recovered the bodies of three crew e members. a fourth is presumed dead. a wakeup call in the fight against childhood obesity and diabetes. type ii diabetes is harder to treat and moves more rapidly for kids than adults. 1 in 5 develop serious complications such as vision loss. and australian billionaire clive palmer, known for being savvy when it comes to making a buck. this idea may not float. head to, he announced he's building a cruise chip with a nay that may give pause to perspective passengers. "titanic ii." yep, it will be a replica of the original. but it is going to be designed so it won't sink.
i do believe we have seen this movie before. >> we have. thank you, josh. to a surprising new dynamic duo. president obama and former president clinton. it's "your voice, your vote." jake tapper has more. >> reporter: no one will accuse these two of having a bromance. it's an alliance. a fascinating one given the past tensions of the two men. they were once locked if mortal comb combat. but last night, president obama and former president clinton helped rake in more than $3 million for the re-election effort. a lot can happen in four years, as the president joked about at the white house correspondents' didn't dinner saturday night. >> i was locked in a battle with hillary clinton four years ago. now she won't stop drunk-texts
me. >> you're likable enough. >> shame on you, barack obama. >> this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale i have seen. >> we're putting him to work. >> now secretary of state hillary clinton has aprooucprov ratings that president obama would dream about. over the past several months, the camps have discussed how they can help each other this year. now bill clinton is not just headlines obama fund raisers, he's starring in this owe bah pa campaign web commercial. >> he took the harder and the more honorable path. >> reporter: testifying about how difficult obama's decision was to send in the s.e.a.l.s to take out osama bin laden. he'll campaign for president obama, rallying democrats.
last week, some big muckety mucks came out. >> all right, jake. thank you. now to the latest on the high-profile trial of john edwards. andrew young's wife heads back to the stand today. she testified that her husband was mesmerized when he first met john edwards. this was nasty in the cross-examination. >> it was almost a verbal assassinati assassination. at one point, calling him a cold-blooded schemer, the lawyer does. he refers to young in that way. they have a lot to work with on cross-examination of young. he admitted in the context of cross-examination, that of the
$1.2 million they got if donors, $1 million of it he used for his own personal expenses. that puts him in a tough spot. with that said, the defense has to be careful. they don't want to go too far here and make it seem like they're piling on. because they have plenty to work with already. >> the witnesses will be brought on the bolster the credibility andrew young may have. he talked about being in the woods with edwards and saying he feared for his life at one point. >> unbelievable exchange. a witness saying that john edwards, a guy running for president, he feared there might be a sniper in the woods who was going to shoot him. in the context of one of their last and worst conversations. >> how did that play with the jury? >> i think the defense is hoping to show this demonstrates this guy is paranoid. not in touch with reality. one of the key things the
defense is trying to show is that he was trying to blackmail edwards. they're trying to say, don't believe his story. he's not trust worthy. he was gathering information to try to plaque mail edwards. >> what do you expect to hear more from sherry young this morning? >> bolstering her husband's credibility. the key is helping him out. >> hope those allergies clear up. let's get back to george at one world trade center. you must feel like you won the lottery. >> i do. on the 100th floor with bob woodruff. you have to take two elevators to begin with. on the outside of the building takes you to the 90th floor. and then a series of ladders. about four ladders. straight up. they're vertical. that gets us up to the 100th
floor. bob, it's so worth it once you get up here. >> it's the greatest time i have ever seen in new york city, the greatest view. we got to the top of the cranes yesterday. we went with three crane operators who witnessed the fall of the towers back on 9/11. it's a project six years in the magss. 37,000 understand the of steel. 186 ff foot concrete fortified base. it will rise 400 feet above the original north tower the. >> a sign of the resiliency of the american people. >> reporter: elevators travel to the 90th floor. that means climbing. it's unbelievable. at 1200 feet in the crane, i'm eye level with the helicopters. don't you get worried this high up? >> about what? >> reporter: about falling? on that day ten years ago, they
witnesses the unthinkable. how many days do you think about the past, what happened here, versus the future of what you're creating? >> not a day goes by that you don't, at some point in the day, have something come back. >> reporter: on one steel beam, a dedication to one fallen firefighter. >> tough coming to work every day. family members outside trying to give you flowers to bring in. tough. >> reporter: do you have a message to americans when they see this thing being rebuilt? >> i say -- be proud of what's going up. >> america should be proud knowing we did it every day for everybody. >> reporter: and for iver hall who immigrated to the u.s. 27 years ago, it's his gift to the united states. >> this building is a -- so emotional to me. it's -- can't even imagine how i
feel. i really feel proud. ♪ >> reporter: it's hard to believe it's more than ten years ago that i witnessed this really on television, based in the london bureau. now here we are, standing on the top of this as the new ones are getting rebuilt. it's like a miracle. >> i was there that day as well. it gives you hope. to see the destruction and know this could come in its place is fantastic. bob, thank you. part of the raising gang. kevin murphy, kevin scaley and john collins. come in, guys. congratulations. we were talking about, i wondered what sit like for all of you. all of us lived through the tragedy of 9/11. it's got be extra meaningful to be part of building something on this site. >> it's the best place in the world. the best place we have worked.
we're on top of the world. looking to build it higher than the empire state building. just a special feeling. all the people that watch it live. to be part of this -- >> and a lot of the workers were part of the cleanup here at ground zero, as well. >> exactly. a bunch op contractors came in and hired us and put us to work. >> tell us about what will happen today? >> we'll set the column that will go bast the empire state. >> right over there. >> one there and one on the other corner. that will be pretty -- pretty -- >> great moment. everybody is excited about that. one of the other things, everybody should know about this building, it will be the world's safest office building when it's done. top of the line going up. >> to build the building, it gets better. >> your grand father worked on
the empire state building? >> yeah. >> thank you, guys. we're going back to robin now. >> those pictures say it all. thank you all. now to a hit and run case caught on tape. police in berkeley, california, say a driver hit two cyclists with his car and fled the scene. he might have gotten away with it if not for a tiny camera catching it on tape. >> this story is so interesting to me. advantages and disadvantages to living in a culture where cameras are pretty much everywhere. this is an example of the upside. a case that might not have ever been solved if not for the camera mounted on the bike. it starts out as a lovely ride through berkeley. check this out. a black car swerves into the frame, slamming into the brazilian bike racer, bruno gregory and a fellow cyclist.
they crash to the ground. the car speeds off. look at it again in slow motion. the car hits the bikers. the bikers hit the ground as the car takes off. luckily, neither gregory or his friend was seriously hurt. they are just bruised. their bikes are seriously damaged. >> this is a tricky spot. people are taking off. there's not enough shoulder. >> reporter: it might have ended there were it not for the tiny camera mounted on the bike of gregory's friend. gregory is an avid cyclist, a member of a racing team. they often video tape training rides to improve their technique. gregory turned the tape in to police and posted it on youtube. it's gotten more than 200,000 hits. police slowed the video down and enhanced it enough to see the license number. it traced back to this man,
43-year-old michael, two says he wasn't driving that day, that the car had been stolen. police don't seem to be buying his story. they arrested him for felony hit and run and several other charges. including violation of probation. he's set to be arraigned today. he's held on $100,000 bail. he was already on probation for having a switchblade. both bikers were wearing helmets. >> and they were off to the side. >> they were. they were in their lain. >> thank you, dan. cameras are everywhere. >> watch out. >> i know. over to you, sam. >> there's one, two, three, four, five, six cameras in here pointed at you, sir. good morning, everybody. let's start with what's going on in the northeast. we have a chill. inside the city areas, the
pavement has held the heat. outside the urban environments, you're looking at 17 in saranac lake. this has danieled three days in a row now a part of the new york crop. oklahoma city, another day of strong storms. louisville, indianapolis, pittsburgh. these will incluz more large hail. heat still builds into the gulf coast.
49 degrees in arlington and sunshine but the clouds are on the increase. overall today, probably sunday and temperatures will be comfortable. upper 60'se into the be near 70. will tomorrow, have your umbrella onh often >> another day of heavy rain in south florida. they actually do need it. >> thank you, sam. george, i don't think you'll forget this morning any time soon. >> no way. a spectacular morning. it's terrific on the 100th floor. i'll work my way down the ladder. see you in a couple of minutes.
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oh yeah, this is what a weekend getaway should feel like. and does. if you're here that is. feel the fun. feel the hamptonality. ♪ come on up for the rising the boss. this is perfect to play it. with that breathtaking view there the top of the new world trade center, soaring over ground zero. we must remember, it's also an extremely emotional day for so many. just hours from now, it will officially be the city's tallest building. george son his way back to times square. can't wait to hear what he has to say. >> it does feel like we have an old friend back again. >> many many ways. we say gad morning, america. george is on his way back. josh is going keep me company in
the meantime. >> a lot to get to. including in the emotional hit and run trial. the aspiring pop singer who pushed her step mother to turn herself in. now the stepmom tells her side of the story. he plays a doctor on television. patrick dempsey. >> mcdreamy. >> now mcrescuey. >> we want to tell you about a very special interview we have tomorrow. i'm there with mark zuckerberg, of facebook. he has a special announcement, revealing how he and facebook could save lives. a new tool available on facebook. can't tell you more now. we'll tell you exclusively tomorrow right here on "good morning america." that was my zip around the world on thursday and friday. let's get to the latest on little isabel. the missing 6-year-old who
vanished from her bedroom. new evidence suggests she may be taken to mexico. a potential witness has come forward. neal karlinsky is in tucson with the latest. good morning, neal. >> reporter: robin, good morning. we're in the middle of a neighborhood, but there are a number of surveillance cameras here. one at a church, some at a business. misare combing through that video. looking for anything out of the ordinary. this morning, police are following leads from the mexican border to just a block from where isabel celis lived. police are working with u.s. marshalls and mexican authorities to see if the young girl was taken across the border. the first grader's picture was nowhere to be seen in nogales. >> that needs to spread more.
that child is missing and needs to be found. >> reporter: police have released this video. showing five people likely walking home from a club at about 1:30 the morning in question, just feet from the celiss' house. the video shows a sixth person. someone they have not identified. >> we want to speak to the five individual. see if they ran into this individual or anyone else. >> reporter: meanwhile, inside the celiss' house, a look an the floor plan on file with the city shows how someone could have taken her without the parents hearing anything. their bedroom is on the opposite side of the house. >> the whole key to this case will be one person coming forward saying, i know where she is, i saw her yesterday, or i believe this person may have her. >> reporter: police admit they have scaled back their search
considerably. they're still pushing forward, following tips and hoping for a break. >> we would love to have isabel back at her parents' and have this case resolved. this is hard, pain-staking work. >> reporter: the reward for information has been steadily rising. it's up to $50,000. they need tips. they're trying to track down the people seen in that surveillance video, robin? >> they need a break and soon. now to the latest in a high-profile trial pitting a stepdaughter against her own stepmother. emotional testimony from the stepdaughter last week. saying sheing a thized over pushing her stepmother to turn herself in for a deadly hit and run. linsey davis joins us with the latest. >> reporter: this case is so dramatic and emotional. some have called it a soap
opera. the most defining moment of all is today. amy takes the stand. this case hinges on her testimony. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> is there any more that you want? >> reporter: this trial is expected to hit a peak this morning. amy sensor, the wife of a former nfl player, is on trial for three counts of vehicular homicide. >> why don't you guys get a life. should i smile for you? hi, good morning, what channel are you. >> channel 5. >> hi, channel 5. >> this has relative against relative. >> reporter: jour rors have heard already from the stepdaughter, brittany sensor. in the days following the
accident, she was angry at the speck tlagts she was behind the wheel of the suv. defense lawyers contend that brittany, an aspiring pop singer who once did a video featuring levi johnston was more upset that the bad publicity was hurting her music career. amy's 14-year-old took the stand, saying she didn't think her mother was drunk the night of the crash. >> amy put her head down. her daughter was trying on the stand. >> reporter: police say amy sensor killed this man. the attorneys say she thought she struck a construction barrel or a cone. in a dramatic moment, a state expert said how unlikely this
would be. the victim's body was wrapped over the hood of the video and fell over the sides. >> why don't you guys get a life. >> reporter: this morning, amy sensor will finally tell her side of the story. the burden is on the prosecution the prove beyond a reasonable doubt that sensor, in fact, knew she hit the victim and then knowing that left the scene. the case could go to the jury tomorrow morning. >> thank you for that. now, another look at the weather. looking nice today. >> we have carrie underwood. >> outside. >> big storms lately. heavy rains. this was out of fort scott, kansas. even inches of rain involved in that storm system. one storm system repeatedly delivering that kind of rain.
find st. hoous right in the middle. an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain. in general, 1 to 2. from western pennsylvania to oklahoma city today. a good, solid, soaking area of rain. we begin to see warmer air push up against the cold air holding around the great lakes into new england. it doesn't get the job done on wednesday. later on this week, the northern numbers will go up as well. for washington, d.c., today, tuesday, wednesday, on the slime. atlanta, 90 today. there's your two areas of strong to severe storms. rain temperatures are mainly in now.0's right a pleasant monday but it * mostly cloudy. it will be >> all of that weather was brought to you by mary kay
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and didn't leave the teenager's side until air lifted to the hospital. then in true mcdreamy fashion, dempsey reached out to one other person. the boy's mother. >> he had a certain authority to his voice. i asked if he was a paramedic. he said, no, um, this is patrick dempsey. and i thought, mcdreamy? >> reporter: it's a scene dempsey has played out before. >> can we fix it? is it fixable? >> i'll see. he'll be free of pain. >> reporter: and just like most hollywood endings, the boy should make full recovery. escaping with just a concussion and an eye injury. dempsey's reps refused comment. >> i feel like i can change their story. >> reporter: but is one. >> i owe it to them to try. >> reporter: i'm happy he was there. things could have been a lot worse. >> you paged? >> reporter: for "good morning
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. morning @ 7:56 on this morning, april 30. the second phase of the metro extension at dulles airport could be in jeopardy. the airport authority, the andonwealth of virginia, loudoun and fairfax county are locked in a bitter stalemate and pro-union labor deals. the district heights woman says she may have heard a pregnant woman being murdered. she regrets not calling police
crime.he rogers allegedly stabbed put heron friday and body and the trunk of a car. have an in-depth report on newschannel 8 in a few minutes. find out what is happening commute. there is not that much happening. 95/burgeoning is already better tripn and a baltimore, 50 in maryland eastbound after 704 has a minor crash and westbound out of bowie, lanes are open and we take you to a couple of pictures. a brief delay on the 14th street bridge and in maryland, 270 southbound is slowing between grove road and falls road. >> it doesn't look like it will rain to day but maybe in martinsburg or out west. tonight into tomorrow, we will rain and we will
♪ go go go go go go great people and great signs out there in times square again this morning. so glad to have you here to start the week with us. and "dancing with the stars," maria and derek. you remember. wait for it. yeah, that kiss on the dance floor. are they intention that willy giving us that? how far will they go? >> how far can they go? >> we'll find out, george. >> i guess we will.
>> you have on the hiking shoes. >> big boots. it was really great up there. a lot to get to this half hour as well. this parenting issues setting mommy blogs on fire. that little girl is wearing makeup. the question is, is 4 years old too young or is that fine? >> too young. >> you already answered? >> too young. too young too soon. too much. >> my kids play with makeup at home. what's the big deal? >> play with, no big deal. wear? >> kate loves it. >> playing with it is fine. >> we're not talking mascara at school. >> we may be, george. >> now you have to watch the story. trouble in paradise. what happened to the guy with the best job if the world, besides ours. was it a trip to nirvana or a nightmare. >> we'll find out.
and carrie underwood. a phenomenal singer. a revealing interview with her just ahead. all leading up to our huge live event tomorrow morning. carrie underwood takes over times square tomorrow. >> she's lovely, by the way. in case you didn't notice. >> josh, let's get news. we're going begin with what could become the worst diplomatic crisis between the u.s. and china since the 1980s. a blind human rights activist who was under house arrest pulled off a daring escape. this morning, he's believed to be in the hands of american dip lowe mats, possibly inside the u.s. embassy there. u.s. and chinese officials are scrambling to try to work out a deal for his asylum. it could be a rough day on wall street. the markets reacting to growing
concerns about the economic crisis in europe. spain has fallen back into a recession. drivers here getting good news this morning. aaa says gas prices have dropped an average of four cents per gallon in the last week alone. now, a story of survival there the utah wilderness. last tuesday, victoria grover set out on what she thought would be a short hike with no food and light clothing. she broke her leg jumping off a small ledge. all she could do was wait and suffer through four straight nights with temperatures in the low 30s. >> i certainly could have died out there, because the last night, i know i was very hypothermic. my faith that i would be found and, i also was by that point, i was much more peaceful with i had faced whatever happened would be okay.
>> finally, on saturday, search crews were able to track her down using the gps from her rental car. and an amazing sight in lower manhattan today. george had the best sight of all. one world trade center about to become new york city's tallest skyskriper. they'll add enough columns today to make the unfinished skeleton just over 1,250 feet tall. here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." >> good morning, josh. the "made in america" team will be back tonight. it's game on. the entire month of may is "made in america" on "world news" as you have never seen it before. see you tonight. >> all right, diane. also, a boeing 727
crash-landed in a remote mexican desert. it was no accident. the pilot is ejects moments before impact while cameras inside and outside recorded everything. the only passengers on board, crash test dummies. it was a stunt for a documentary airing later this year on the discovery channel. they want to see what happens on the plane, inside and out, when it crashes. we'll see. $20 million. by the way. >> a big-budget documentary. >> one shot at it to be hsure. time for "pop news." happy anniversary to mariah carey and nick cannon. it's been four years. since they tied the knot in the bahamas. they chose another romantic spot for their renewal. the top of the eiffel tower. the photos just before the big
moment. nick practicing. mariah tweeting tonight was an incredible night. >> i dig those two. no, i do. they're great. >> good people. happy fourth anniversary. in case you missed that. it seems molly king will never become a queen. >> what? >> the daily mail reporting that prince harry has already moved on. while there was not enough discretion used after the pair was spotted singing karaoke. she tweeted that the two were friends. the price reportedly felt that that was too much. >> twitter, that's the line. >> you think the queen weighed in on that one? >> i don't know, george. >> broke the follow-up rule again. >> follow-up free zone. >> follow-up free.
>> sam leaves us laughing as he goes outside. lady gaga's meat dress a memory. now this dress is hairy. wearing what looks like a giant purple wig, gaga made an entrance when she landed -- can we get a full shot of it. it looks likes cousin it. she was on her way to the hong kong leg of her tour. >> wait, somewhat that? >> it's a hair dress. it's a purple hair dress. >> human hair? >> it's unclear. >> follow up. >> followup. >> there's so much to know. >> we'll let you know. finally, we have two videos sure to help kick off your work week. first, a polar bear doing a hand
stand. a wild life videographer saw this. where are you, big daddy? judges award, 10, or else. >> look at this. >> and if that wasn't enough to brighten up your monday, this video has gone viral. the title is frog sitting like a human. say no more. that, everybody, is "pop new." yes, it's alive. the person who posted it said, this frog is alived a well. i did not glue it or staple it. >> hey, sam. >> good morning, everybody. we're live in times square. giant crowd. ladies, where in the world is this in florida. >> what is the name? >> steinhatchie. >> what is special there? we'll come down july 1st and
dive for scallops right there. now that we've promised it on "gma," how could we not go live in florida. >> it's the most pristine river in florida. >> we want to show you a gorgeous live shot from atlanta, georgia. going to 90 degrees today. it will be a record-breaker. they're not alone. birmingham, you're going to 90 as well. i think tampa will get to 90. seattle, 56, cooler. cool air moving in. the snow levels in the mountains will drop. partly sunny skies over and this is a live from laurel high school. there are increasing clouds moving overhead and it will be partly sunny today. 52 degrees and the district and 57 in quantico.
not a bad monday, close to temperatures, highs in upper 60's >> it's probably my favorite part of the day. no doubt about it. lara? >> here's a look at what else we have coming up. how young is too young to be getting all dolled up? why one mom says 4 is the right age for makeup. plus, maria and derek. we're going behind the scenes to find out what is really going on with these two. cam will have that. and what really happened with the best job on the plant. the guy who got it will explain coming up on "good morning america." [ male announcer ] if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] you may be an allergy muddler.
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now to that controversy that's got so many moms talking. we all know that little girls like to wear makeup. would you let a 4-year-old leave the house with lip gloss and eye shadow? paula faris talked to one mom that does. >> reporter: there are many ways to parent. minimakeup mavens, we went to ft. wayne, indiana. one little girl is already bitten by the beauty bug. she's cute. sassy. >> good morning, america. >> reporter: and already a makeup guru. okay, maybe not a total pro. but just like the madeup girls on tv's "toddlers & tiaras ats
her fascination with grownup koz met eks set up a debate. her mom posted a confession blog saying, i let my toddler wear makeup. eyes, cheeks, lips, the whole thing. do you think people make a bigger deal out of things? >> we all want even to be like us. then it means we did it right. >> reporter: lindsey said her daughter's fascination came after watching her put on makeup for events. we picked out a press, curl her hair. and apply a little makeup. all right, we apply a full face of makeup. >> i didn't think it was that monumental of a deal. i didn't think it was too out of the norm. i noticed articles on suri
cruise, who wears bright lipstick. so many people critiquing their parents choices. >> reporter: she didn't expect an online backlash. one wrote as someone whose mom couldn't leave the house without being made up, i say, watch out. some experts say 4 is too young for makeup. >> makeup, in some way, can be addictive. what the children would be addicted to is the pursuit of perfecti perfection. i'm only as good as i look. >> reporter: but cross says her daughter's makeup is just child's play. what are people's reaks out in public with makeup on? >> most people don't notice. >> reporter: you're not giving her eye liner, foundation, mascara, red lipstick. >> most people don't notice. >> reporter: why you to love to
put makeup on? >> because i like to. >> reporter: what makes it so special? >> because it makes me pretty. >> reporter: do you think it's contradictory? you feel the prettiest when you have makeup on. but you don't need it to be beautiful. >> i understand that. those are discussions we'll have when she bets older. >> reporter: for now, she just wants her daughter to enjoy being a child. >> it's dressup. it's playing pretend. it's pretending she's older. and i think that as she gets to be older, she'll look at it differently. we'll talk about it differently. >> reporter: the majority of parents don't have an issue with it as long as she's not wearing pageant-style makeup. clearly, she's not. and when she's in public, it's muted. >> i can't get too worked up about it. you made a good point. she says she needs it to look pretty. >> if she said because it's fun,
i want to look like my mommy. it makes you look pretty? you don't need that especially as a little kid. but what i do know? >> a lot. >> you're saying as long as you don't leave the house. >> if they want to play, it's fine. shouldn't be a public show. >> parents do the best they can. we satisfied everybody. >> now you all weigh in. tell us how wrong we all where. "dancing with the stars" heating up as we head into the home stretch. it's classical week this week. one of the hottest pairs, maria menounos and derek hough. cameron mathison went behind the scenes. >> reporter: good morning, robin. on "dancing with the stars," the sents and dancers don't choose each other. what if they could? who else would derek and maria be dancing with if they could
choose is this you might be surprised. after kissing and shirt tossing, athey sexings up their act? >> we're not going for anything specifically. it happens naturally. >> reporter: is it just me or is your shirt off more this season than ever before? >> it's been off a lot this season. each dance it's been appropri e appropriate. >> reporter: nothing to do with the fact of donnell driver, william levy, the other guys are taking the shirts off? >> it has nothing to do with that. i told you to do that in the salsa. >> reporter: i was catching up on my women's fashion. >> i haved that blown out in my house. >> my dad was upset. >> reporter: your mom said to be sexy this season. >> you're right. she did. look, mom, i'm sexy. >> reporter: not sure how her mom feels about maria dropping
two pants sizes and gaining five pounds in muscle. >> you're going to feed us? >> reporter: yes, i am. >> baklava? yea! >> reporter: it's a greek treat. maybe it was a sugar rush that inspired her to teach us a greek line dance. >> that makes no sense. i'm pretty sure you just made that up. >> reporter: derek will make sure you don't see this on "dancing with the stars" tonight. ♪ but you will witness the paso doble that they've been rehearsing with no kiss, by the way. >> grab, baby. >> reporter: she hopes previous problems won't flare up. >> feet are getting better. they got a little worse this week. >> reporter: she recently tweeted her left footing loose
like fred flintstone. still, she's keeping her chin up. am i hurting it? >> no, i'm okay. >> reporter: the competition keeps an eye on her chin. you're competitors. but you're hanging out. >> it's all fake. keep your enemies close. we went to couples therapy the other day. >> reporter: who was the therapist? >> katherine said, did he tell you you have chicken hands and you look like a tharantula. >> reporter: what if they had different partners. i asked them to reveal in writing. if maria wasn't dancing with you who else would she want to be dancing with? >> one, two, three. >> tristan. but i love mark, too. i didn't think about mark because he's so katherine.
>> reporter: if derek wasn't dancing with you, this season, what other contestant, from this season, would he like to be dancing with. ♪ one, two, three. maria knew that katherine is derek's choice. does he have a crush? >> i think he does. she's really good and i think he wishes he had her. >> that's not true. no, no, no. >> she's really elegant. i'm not. >> shut up. you're amazing. i love dancing with you. ♪ when are you coming back >> reporter: i heard the rumor you're potentially dating katherine. >> that's not true. we're all close. we hang out. >> reporter: will they feel the same when the trophy is awarded in a few weeks? they're taking it one step at a time.
you know, i would like to see how the group therapy sessions go as the season progresses a little bit. some people might think katherine has the advantage this week. they're doing the rumba, i believe, this week, to a classical song. that's trick we. we'll see how things go tonight. >> we certainly will. the action heats up tonight. "dancing with the stars," 8:00, 7:00 central. w twitter party. >> at sam's place. >> i'm bringing the chips. >> i got the salsa. a followup on the guy who won what was nicknamed the best job in the world. care taker of a paradise island off australia. the 37-year-old lived in the lap of luxury. was it all he imagined? nick watt has the story on whether it was a dream or perhaps a nightmare. >> good morning, america from
australia's outback. >> reporter: the ability to speak english and swim. the reward, a sweet crib and 100,000 bucks for six months' work. a weekly blog proe poeting tourism and a whole lot of this. reheard rumors that ben found the work exhausting. >> there was one experience that maybe wasn't quite so nice in the best job in the world. >> reporter: potentially fatal jelly fish sting while jet skiing. and his relationship fizzled. look at his face. he hasn't aged a bit in three years. he looks very, very smug. >> the best job in the world for me was i deal. it far exceed my expectations. it was adventure. i was jumping out of planes, diving on the barrier reef.
>> reporter: he was pro moted to tourism ambassador. he's never leaving australia, he's had such a great time. he's not even pining for that lost love. >> that relationship ran its natural course a couple of years ago. >> reporter: he's a glass half full guy. h he met sophie. >> i thought i have to talk to her. we've been together ever since. >> reporter: in a few months, they're getting married on the beach at hamilton island, the island that he was hiring to be care taker. turns out, it really may have been the best job in the world. you know what, lara, here in london, it rained all weekend. took three hours to get to work this morning. and my left shoe has begun to squeak. today, right now, i hate this guy. i really, really hate this guy. >> listen, you could have been wearing heels, nick. okay? old joke. thank you very much, nick watt. coming up here, carrie
underwood, from "american idol." >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. again atorning once this monday morning. gas prices are still dropping. aaa reports gas prices fell by a last week and the average for a gallone now is $3.82 and it is higher d.c. and in maryland, $3.83 in virginia, $3.76 a gallon. a woman may have heard a being murdered. says she heard noises from door early friday morning. was 23-year-old moss being stabbed to
death and being put in the trunk of a car. boyfriend is being charged with the murder. here is lisa baden with a check commute.onday good shape around the beltway. no accidents and the outlook is hampshire avenue braddocka avenue after road up to 66. we will take you willto 395. look across the 14th street delighthere there is a y channel drive to the third street tunnel northbound after the exit for the u.s. senate. a view of the bay this morning. rolled overave head. for the rest of the day, just sunshine but we are a partly sunny and parlor -- ande stressing the partly sunny part.
♪ a little carrie underwood singing "good girl." her new cd is out this week. and you can tell the crowd here in times square just loves it already. and we're so looking forward to seeing her tomorrow. we'll have a revealing interview with her in just a few minutes. she'll be singing on the show tomorrow. >> she's going to take over times square. we're going to be -- we're not going the wait until tomorrow with carrie underwood to kick up
our heels. we don't have to wait until tomorrow. these are rockettes alumni. >> sam, you can breathe now. >> we're celebrating the 80th birthday. >> happy birthday. >> can you give us a little something? >> come on. >> three, two, one. ♪ we're going to light it up like it's dynamite because i told you once ♪ ♪ now i told you twice we're gonna light it up like it's dynamite ♪ >> once a rockette, always a rockette. it's also time for the dog v. dog contest. you'll send one op them to the top dog finals. >> great guest inside, right now, dan rather.
legendary newsman. always outspoken. irrevere irreverent. he's got a new autobiography. i. >> i love the name. >> lara is missing. she's got an excused absence. she's inside. >> it's tough in here. i'm with two of hollywood's hunkiest superheroes, chris evans and chris hemsworth. they're hitting the theaters in "the avengers." evans is back at captain america and hemsworth reprises his role as thor. earning more than $178 million around the world over the weekend. here are chris and chris in action. ♪
>> you ready for another bout? >> what, are you getting sleepy? >> so, joining us are two members of the superheroes squa squad, chris evans and chris hemsworth. great to have you here. this is the last leg of the press journey? >> it is. we started in l.a. a couple of weeks ago. chris shot a movie. the rest of us went off and did london, russia, germany. roam. >> everywhere. >> back here. >> and chris, you were saying that's okay that you were not able to do it? >> no, i'm out of it. >> this is the hard part, isn't it? >> this is what they pay you for. making the movie is fun. promoting it is tricky.
it's a lot of work. >> when people enjoy the film, it's easier. it's been one of the best tours i have done because the response is so positive. >> i read a review this morning that was spectacular. in one of new york's papers said that it's hard to, with this many terrific aerkts, this many story lines, create a story that people will care about. they have done it. it's not just big fight scenes. did you feel that when you were reading the script and filming the movie? i think we all did. the moment i picked up the script, there wasn't many questions. it was like, where do we stand? it was there on the page. it was joss whedon. >> was there any sort of jockeying for position among the
superheros? >> measuring each other's trail sners. >> there was room for that to happen. it never did, thankfully. i give credit to downey. he's kind of the father of this group. if he hadn't done so well with iron man, we wouldn't be here. i think the fish rots from the head down. we all fell in line because of his disposition. he's an amazing guy. and he made it a family atmosphere. >> he, ironman. you have done thor. captain america. all movies in their own right, really big movies. was it hard to go to the ensemble? >> i think we all preferred it, to be honest. danny said in the first couple of week, oh, we have more days off. the responsibility rests on your shoulders in a individual film. this, you share the work load.
>> which is toughest to play. who had it the hardest? >> probably ruffal ro, i think. heed a to wear a lycra cgi jump suit. it was a lot more comfortable than what we had on. leather, capes. >> give us an idea of what it was like. george interviewed the five of you in london. what was the camaraderie like behind the scenes. >> all superficial. we hated each other. >> what is up with that? i was not going to bring it up. >> it worked out. we're all swimming in albuquerque. you want to develop a camaraderie. on the weekend, you try to say,
let's tie one on. he meant, come to the bar, avengers assemble. right now, we go to sam and the weather. avengers assemble. how is that? >> perfect. >> sam? >> just -- josh, that was the perfect broadcast pose. robin. >> you set the pose impossibly high. >> robin has the legs to pull it off. >> come here a minute. >> oh, this old thing. this old thing. >> oh. happy birthday. happy 10th birthday. >> thank you. >> wait, i got your hair caught. you're gorgeous, even in the birthday cake hat. we'll start with the twitter or facebook pictures. thank you, kate, my darling. stand here with me. it takes a little time to stand
up. miami, ponca city, oklahoma. another zone of heavy rain today. st. louis, your 're in the bull eye. it swings into the northeast overnight. some of the rain will last into the early morning hours. it's lovely in los angeles, mostly cloudy conditions and few pieces son be temperatures will average, 52 degrees in the therict now, on our way to upper 60's range of more but near 90 by thursday. >> all of that weather, all around america, was brought to you by farmers insurance. >> oh, geez. i need to stop. quit while you're way behind. time to tick kick it off.
we have dog v. dog show crown. we had tons of videos submitted. each day this week, 2 of our 8 finalists will be pitted against each other. le let's meet the first two. arbor. a 2-year-old border collie lab mix. owner puts the brush in the dog's mouth, sends to it the canvas. look what happens. again, all the work of art, by the way, donated to animal rescue groups. that's arbor. all right. here's jasmine. 6-year-old. people pleaser. hundred tricks or more. can virtually do anything. c.j. jackson calls her the canine personal assistant. wow. she's going to be tough to beat. this is a good opening matchup. you like your dogs? i need you to logon and vote. arbor or jasmine.
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a little surprised by that. a new autobiography by news man dan rather reads like modern history. he was there from the civil rights movement, the kennedy assassination, 9/11, and every event in between. his book, "rather outspoken: my life in the news." excuse me for hi shmy shoes. i was at the world trade center
this morning. when you look back, what story made the biggest impression on you? >> i think the coverage of the civil rights movement, dr. martin luther king. it changed me as a news person and as a pro. 1962, 1963. i was supposed to be as close to dr. martin luther king as one could get. you're looking at a reporter who got lucky. very, very lucky, to have covered the stories i have covered over the years. i would have on to say that one. >> good luck. you also had bad luck. you pull no punches. you pull no punches about the controversy that pblew up, really, around your leaving cps. it se -- cbs. the whole story about george w bush and how he handled national
guard service in 1970. you maintain he didn't show up. believe that is true today. some of the documents you used were called into question. but you have no regrets. >> sno. my attitude is, in recent years, that sometimes things in journalism go badly for the correspondent. it's important not to get baffled, not the o be afraid, t never quit. i have a passion covering news. i love it. when you do investigative stories, not everything is going to go well. i've seen rain, fire, starry nights. a never lost my passion for doing what i do. >> it seems like one of the things that most upsets you is that you felt that your team at cbs and -- its corporate ownership at viacom didn't back you up in the pursuit of the news and the truth.
>> that was a situation. the top corporate -- hard invest gative recording needs an owner ship at the doesn't back down, doesn't back up, and backs its reporters. >> even when mistakes are made. >> i'm not acknowledging mistakes were made, but if they were, absolutely. we go into investigative reporting together, we do it together, and we stick together way through. that had been the cbs news tradition. we reported the true story. i'm in the at cbs now because i and my team reported a true story. it was tough. a lot of people didn't want to believe it. it was subjected to a propaganda barrage to discredit it. zr there . >> there's thouno way to know t
entire story, is there? >> later president bush, when he was in national guard service, he was at least awol. we had a top general in the army saying, on the record, he was a deserter. everybody makes mistakes. i made some, president bush obviously made some. because we reported that story, they put heavy pressure on the corporate entity. a lot of it is in the book. i left eight years ago. this happened eight years ago. we go through it and detail it. >> one word, the bush team would point out that he was honorably discharged. that raises questions about if he was a deserter. i want to move on. now that you're in a different -- you're working for hd net, a individual, not a corporate entity. can you feel the difference? >> there's tremendous
difference. i work for mark cuban, he owns hd net. he agreed to give me total, complete creative and editorial control. he's been better than his word. the liberating quality of that is something that surprised me. i spent 24 years in the anchor chair at cbs. virtually knew nothing else. to have this liberation at this age and stage in my career, every morning my feet hit the floor i can't wait to get at it. >> thank you, dan. ♪
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square. she'll be performing live. first, a revealing look at her life now. ♪ i dug my key into the side >> reporter: with 14 number one hits. ♪ jesus take the wheel >> reporter: five grammys and a new album, "blown away" out tomorrow and a new single, "good girl gts climbing the charts. ♪ no good girl no good for you >> reporter: and her marriage to nhl hockey player mike fisher, live is just a dream for carrie underwood. and at just 29 years old, she said she never could have imagined all this success, even after she won a little show called "american idol" in 2005. >> carrie underwood! >> my life took off like a bullet. i didn't know where i was or what i was doing most days. but it was fun. >> reporter: she won the popular
reality show. she can't imagine doing another. >> i don't think i could have cameras in my life like that. my home is home. we're allowed to be messy. come home, leave it outside, shut the door. it's nice. ♪ a good time casanova >> reporter: now, it's all about the music. >> i draw inspiration from people in my life, people i know. it was great being able to write "mama's song" about the two most important people in my life, my mom and my husband. i love them both so much. i think it came through in the video. >> reporter: with her new album, "blown away" she's branching out in new directions. >> some ominous songs, stormy. i feel like i have taken the boundaries of all the all bums i've done before and pushinged them.
>> reporter: music may be her first love. but fashion is her true passion. >> i would love to get more into fashion and making clothes. it's finding things that feel good, are comfortable, they look good. it's something i enjoy. >> reporter: seven years ago, we heard her sing for the first time. ♪ because i can't make you love me ♪ ♪ i don't even know >> reporter: and tomorrow, get ready. he she's performing live here on "gma." she's like family to us. you'll see carrie
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good morning once again at 8:56. it is not good for the homeless d.c. homelessness is on the rise and living in of families shelters has increased 50% since this time last year. the city is working to increase housing and is into a rent money supplement program. will conduct faa more flights over the d.c. area will involve small controlled models and allied aircraft. the flights are meant to help calibrates systems and equipment refine respond to threatening aircraft. let's talk about cars, not the is not lisa here .aden dependent >> between springfield and 66, a
accidents have been moved onto the shoulder. 395 is where we go live from the to the 14th street bridge and it looks like a vest. there was a crash inside the street tunnelrd but it will be gone by the time there and here is a from the other side of moving nicelyis american legion bridge. clouds are -- have moved in quickly shortly after sunrise. you can see the clouds overhead minimal sunshine for the day but temperatures be comfortable and close to degrees in d.c. and 40's and outlying areas. near 90r 60's later in by thursday. >> thanks for watching and we will be back at noon. "live! with kelly" is next.