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good morning, america. and new this morning, harrison ford crash landing his small plane. >> oh no. >> witnesses capturing the "star wars" legend going down in the middle of a golf course shortly after takeoff. his call for help caught on tape. >> 53-178 engine failure. immediate return. >> the vintage world war ii era plane missing homes barely. we hear from the doctor who helped save one of hollywood's biggest stars in a real-life hollywood drama. happening now, frigid friday. temperatures plugging for half the country. up to 30 degrees below normal turning roads into ice rinks. this bus slams into a house and this highway in kentucky a parking lot. back on track, nascar superstar kurt busch cleared of criminal charges in the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend. the woman he claimed was a trained assassin. the question now, when will the
former champion return to racing? ♪ oh here she comes ♪ the rock 'n' rolland roll hall of fame hitmakers saying "no can do" this morning. why they're hauling a cereal maker to court. we do say good morning, america. on this friday morning. and he is certainly a legendary action star. harrison ford as indiana jones, han solo and, oh quite a square for him landing on that golf course. >> experienced pilot. not his first crash, actually. this morning he's recovering in the hospital. the injuries not life-threatening. abc's nick watt starts us off from the scene of the accident. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, george. well that is what is left of harrison ford's vintage airplane pancaked. ford who recently wrapped
filming on "star wars" episode 7 was indulging his other great passion, flight when disaster struck at quarter after 2:00 in the afternoon. >> hope he's going to make it. >> reporter: watch this small plane. harrison ford at the controls clipping trees in the distance before it goes down caught on video by a stunned onlooker. >> oh, no. >> come on dude. >> come on. >> reporter: just seconds after takeoff, the engine failing, listen to ford's voice as he radios the tower for help. >> 53-178 engine failure, immediate return. >> ryan 17 runway 2, 1 -- >> i have to go to 3. >> runway 3 clear to land. >> he can't make split looked like it was short of the runway. >> reporter: on crash landing on a golf course fairway including a spinal surgeon rushed to the downed world war ii era plane. >> he's obviously an iconic individual and when he laid there as i was just trying to
check his airway and blood pressure it was obvious it was harrison ford. >> he's conscious, breathing. >> i stabilized his neck which is a common area of injury. he was, you know obviously moaning and in pain. and my task if you will, was to get him out of the airplane in a semi urgent manner because the fuel was leaking. >> reporter: paramedics quickly on the scene strapping the 72-year-old movie star to a gurney. >> fly, yes. land, no. >> reporter: unlike his character indiana jones ford is an experienced pilot. he owns eight aircraft. he's been flying since the '60s. >> it's an airplane as old as harrison ford is. when airplanes or engines are that old they do have a tendency to fail. >> ford's son ben tweeting from the hospital last night, dad is okay battered but okay. he is every bit the man you would think he is. he is an incredibly strong man.
now, the ntsb is still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here. no fire. that might be a clue but this could have been a lot worse. about 200 feet from ford's plane, that's a house right there. this is a heavily residential area. the fairway was by far the safest place to crash land. >> good thing for his experience. nick thank you. ford is known for doing his own stunts. this iconic scene from "raiders of the loss ark" is actually him outrunning that boulder. he's as stuff offscreen as he appears on it and chris connelly is in los angeles with more on that side of the story. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, robin. in the movies this action hero has known all manner of misadventure on a wide assortment of airships and as a real-life pilot, harrison ford has had his share of action and hero women. for almost 40 years harrison ford's adventures in the air have thrilled movie audiences. in "star wars" -- >> kid, i've flown from one side
of the galaxy to the other and seen a lot of strange stuff. >> reporter: indiana jones and the last crusade. >> i didn't know you could fly a plane. >> fly, yes. land, no. >> reporter: and "air force one". >> get off my plane. >> reporter: that larger than life adventure-seeking persona as true off screen as it is on. >> another pilot, another airplane. not a movie actor. >> reporter: ford's real-life love of the skies well document documented and responsible for high-flying acts of heroism piloting his chopper to rescue a stranded hiker in 2000 and helping mind a missing boy scout in yellowstone in 2001 but over the years he's gotten into his share of scrapes. last june during the shooting of episode 7: the force awakens" he broke his left leg and needed surgery after an on-set accident. the film produced by disney the parent company of abc news. and he's already survived several midair mishaps. wind gusts blowing his
six-seater off a nebraska runway in 2000. 1999 crash landing of a copter in california's ventura county. yet his love of flying has endured as he told barbara walters in 2008. >> what does flying give you? >> oh man, a lot. i love the freedom of flight. i love the places you go. i love seeing the world from an airplane. i'm in love with flying. >> reporter: and this morning, the many millions who have loved his on i have screen derring-do are giving thanks he's expected to make a full recovery and can take back to the skies on screen and off. >> nice landing. >> thanks. >> reporter: also back in 2008 he told abc news that what he'd seen from the air had kick-started his activism on behalf of the environment. so a big part of his life flying robin. >> yeah he is extremely passionate about aviation. okay chris, thank you. we bring in aviation consultant colonel steve ganyard.
we've been talking about his passion for flying. also his professionalism because as nick watt said that's highly populated area where he was able to bring that plane down there on the golf course. >> it is robin. you know he's a pilot's pilot. i think it's one of the reasons why pilots like him so much. he loves flying. he has the love of flying in his blood and so he takes flying professionally. he does what it takes, is not just a weekend jump in an airplane and does everything he needs to be to be a professional pilot. >> no far from being a weekend warrior. can you tell us more about the vintage plane he was flying in? >> yeah it's actually a world war ii trainer, so it's quite old, 1942 is when it was built. so you think about what happened yesterday. takes off and a minute and a half after takeoff looking at santa monica bay, a bright sunny day, the engine just stops. he gets the airplane turned around. and he says can i make it back? can i glide back into the airport? he makes the determination he's not going to get that far and so
he's going to have to land short and sees the fairway and the golf course and makes a skillful landing on what could have been disastrous with so many buildings nearby. >> and we're so thankful that he appears to be going to make a full recovery. steve, thank you very much. >> we'll turn to the deep freeze. bitter cold hitting the eastern half of the country this morning. temperatures dropping to 30 degrees below average and it's creating icy driving conditions all over. abc's alex perez is in louisville kentucky with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. they are digging out from all that snow that fell here but the bitter cold is only complicating things. icy roads causing chaos across the country. >> so bad, you're all over the place. >> reporter: drivers losing control. in st. louis this car slamming into a barrier after hitting a patch of ice. watch as this car comes barreling down the street in rhode island and hits this woman. you can see her try to get out of the way, fortunately she's
okay. and dobbs ferry, new york a bus swerves to miss one car and hits two others and then a house. numerous cars and trucks sliding and wrecking off the road. this snowplow ending up on its side. outside birmingham a 14-car pileup and on i-65 south of louisville. >> nobody is happy. >> reporter: -- some drivers stranded for more than 16 hours after more than two feet of snow fell. traffic backed up for 20 miles. this woman and her toddler spent the night in their car. >> thankfully truck driver ahead of us brought us water so we could make bottles. >> reporter: the national guard is stepping in to help bringing food and water to those out in the cold. teamwork in dallas this big rig stuck in the snow blocking traffic but watch as five drivers come together and pull the semi back on to the road. and because of the bitter temperatures icy roads will remain a big concern for the morning commute today and most of the day in the midwest.
robin. >> all right, alex. thank you. now to the trial of that boston marathon bomber and an emotional day of testimony as victims including a father who lost his 8-year-old son took the stand. abc's brian ross has that story for us. >> reporter: the jury saw this video and then heard from the woman seen here who lost her leg after the bomb blast. but 27-year-old rebekah gregory says tsarnaev would not look her in the eye. >> i see a coward. i just don't think he can face what he did. either that or he doesn't care. >> reporter: the jury heard from this boston police officer who rescued a 3-year-old boy from a man who lost both legs carried off by a stranger in a cowboy hat and from bill richard whose family watched the marathon just steps from tsarnaev and the backpack bomb. his 8-year-old son martin was killed. his 7-year-old daughter jane lost her leg. rebekah gregory went some 40 surgeries but in the end felt testifying here helped her get past what happened.
saying that tsarnaev had been a constant presence in her nightmares until she was able to stare him down from the witness stand. >> he really was somebody i was afraid of. yeah. in a lot of ways. >> reporter: and now? >> and now i have kind of taken that back and i don't have that fear anymore because i looked at what tried to destroy me and i've come out stronger because of it. >> reporter: the courtroom is packed every day with victims while others watch on closed circuit tv in a private room. for some the emotions are just too powerful and raw and others say they can't stand to be in the same room with dzhokhar tsarnaev. george. >> you can feel it here. okay thanks very much. turning to politic, more fallout for hillary clinton over her use of a private e-mail account as secretary of state. and the first visit to iowa for jeb bush as he revs up his bid for the republican nomination. jon karl tracking both.
this private e-mail account appears to be at odds with the state department's own rules even though it's not illegal. >> reporter: that's right, george. the state department is now reviewing whether or not mrs. clinton violated a 2005 rule that was put in place to protect critical national security and diplomatic information. this rule said that employees are not allowed to send information, it is known as sensitive but unclassified on private e-mail. that is not allowed except under emergency circumstances so they're going through her e-mails to see if she did any of that. that could potentially put at risk those e-mails falling into the wrong hands. also george she was in clear violation of a rule that said that if employees use private e-mail, they must turn the e-mail over to the state department to be entered into government computers. as you know she didn't turn over e-mails until nearly two years after she left office. >> investigations by at least two congressional committees at the same time. jeb bush heading to iowa for the first time. there's also been some scrutiny
of his e-mail accounts and as an uphill fight. >> reporter: the iowa caucuses have been dominated by the conservative wing of the republican party. this is the wing of the republican party that is most skeptical of jeb bush. early polls in iowa show that he's already well behind scott walker the governor of wisconsin another likely candidate so this will be potentially skeptical crowd for him. also he's been spending so much time at fund-raisers this is a chance for him to get out there and actually be with voters. >> we'll see how he does and be on the ground sunday on "this week." other top stories with amy. runway scare in new york yesterday. >> it was a terrifying crash on the runway at laguardia airport. take a look at this video that shows crews overnight trying to use a crane to move the delta jet, which skidded and slammed into a fence just a few feet from the water. abc's david kerley has firsthand accounts from the horrified passengers. >> reporter: off the runway smashing through a fence, perched over the bay. >> i just survived.
>> reporter: the more than 130 on board had to slide down the wing hop to the snowy ground. it was those ground crews that called it in. >> tower you have an aircraft off 3-1. >> reporter: in new york crews use a special code for serious incidents, it's 34 3-4. >> the airport is closed. we've got a 3-4. >> reporter: passengers evacuateding and one of the tanks leaking on this delta jet from atlanta. >> it was going way too fast to be landing. >> reporter: it was making the approach piles don't like over the water. two previous aircraft said the braking conditions were good in the snow. two-thirds of the way down the runway the jet veers to the left towards that fence and flushing bay. >> that's why the airplane veered off the runway when they had quite a bit ahead of them and may indicate another malfunction happened that we didn't consider. >> reporter: more than 200
suffered injuries. good news considering how close this jet came to slipping into the bay. for "good morning america," david kerley, abc news, washington. >> we are so glad everyone is okay. well new video this morning of a train carrying crude oil that derailed and exploded in northwestern illinois thursday. raising even more concerns about rail safety. the crash forced people in a one-mile radius to evacuate. no one injured but it comes weeks after another train with the same newer model railcars crashed in west virginia sending a massive fireball into the sky. in both cases, the trains were carrying crude from north dakota which is more volatile than other kinds of oil. well the fbi is joining the search for two suspects after a federal judge in detroit was shot during an attempted robbery outside his home. judge terrence berg was confronted while taking out the garbage. he was shot in the leg and listed in serious condition but he is expected to recover. breaking news overseas what's being described as a terror attack in jerusalem. a suspected palestinian driver
rammed his car into a crowd of people outside a police station injuring five. police say he tried to stab people then with a knife before he was eventually shot by security guards. and police in south korea say the man who slashed mark lippert with a ten-inch knife will be charged with attempted murder. authorities have revealed the suspect described as anti-american activist has visited north korea several times. the attack is also raising security questions because the ambassador had just one unarmed guard with him. well finally most of us consider ourselves dedicated parents, we would do anything for our children. and apparently it is no different for momma and papa birds. take a look at these committed bald eagles in pennsylvania sitting on their eggs trying to keep their offspring warm even as the snow piled higher and higher. everything was covered but the little bird's head. that is dedication. you know what i love this part. this isn't discuss a job for mom.
this is a modern household. the parents taking turns sitting on the eggs which are due to hatch in three weeks. please tell me that snow is going to melt before three weeks. >> yeah otherwise that may head to divorce court. goodness gracious. maybe four weeks -- >> no it's your turn. it's your turn. i just sat on the eggs. >> kentucky some pictures for you, check them out. just incredible numbers coming out of the bluegrass state. look at this. this car completely buried although they thought well enough to lift the windshield wipers off the windshield. shut the door on winter. we've seen these all winter long. hard to believe you got over two feet of snow. waterloo a foot and a half d.c. dulles 9.5, new york 7.5. that brings your total for the year over 3 1/2 feet of snow. the storm now moving off to sea and before that happens, boy, it
is chilly out there. minus 9 in chicago. feels like minus 3 in pittsburgh. 1, the actual temperature in lexington right now and these below average temperatures drive all the way down to the gulf of mexico. 49 degrees for the high in dallas. jacqui: a pretty startrt this morning, very cold, temperatures in the single digits across the
region, a to 30 degrees is afternoon with a few clouds developing latate in the d despite being below freezing. i do think that some of that snow will be melting. temperatures tonight in the low teens, tomorrow recovering in the afternoon, i nice warm >> john dutton from venice beach, florida, sending us some warmth. boy, don't we need it. maybe those eagles should fly to florida. snow birds. no, i didn't go there. >> oh, sorry. >> so close, rob. so close. coming up on "gma," jodi arias avoiding death penalty. inside the deliberations we'll take you and the one juror, the one juror who will not vote to kill her. nascar superstar kurt busch cleared of criminal charges in an alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend. buses and trucks crashing into bridges putting people on the road at serious risk. "gma investigates." ireless but isn't this what you agreed to?
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delays and closings this morning, check your screen or our website, wjla.com. for a check in the conditions out there, let's get to jack taylor. jack: the earlier accident activity that we had on the occoquan have been reopened and things are beginning to ease on the outer loop the beltway near braddock road. the beltway accident in maryland, still with a dump truck to high hitting the overpass on georgia avenue, only to find the left lane and route. 15, there had been accident activity getting by in both directions. the roadways are still not great, still a lot of work to do, but the sun is up. it is so cold. jack: i think -- jacqui: i think of the sun will be strong enough
to make some real work on the pavement. the windchill to the north and west of the city's at seven in gaithersburg, zero in frederick. the forecast today shows you that through the 20's we have a high temperature in the northwestern suburbs where tomorrow it does start to warm up a little bit and we should make it up to 50 by sunday. jummy: thank you for watching this morning.
good morning, america. right now harrison ford recovering in the hospital after crash landing his vintage plane on a california golf course. also right now, a judge will decide jodi arias' fate after the jury could not reach a unanimous decision in her death penalty retrial. and nascar superstar kurt busch waiting to learn when he can return to the track after being cleared of criminal charges in his domestic violence case. >> we say good morning, america, on this happy friday. so many people talking about harrison ford this morning and amy is in the social square right now. >> that's right. the force was certainly with harrison ford. this story is trending big on social media this morning and we'll tell you what some of his famous co-stars like mark hamill luke skywalker, himself are saying. >> right now to that reprieve for jodi arias. her death penalty retrial ended with a hung jury for the second time. that means she will not get the death penalty. abc's ryan owens takes us inside
the jury room where one hold-out may have saved arias' life. >> all rise for the jury. >> reporter: jodi arias will almost certainly die in prison. but this morning you might also say, she's very lucky. >> at this time the court is declaring a mistrial. >> reporter: the convicted killer hugged her attorney after avoiding arizona death row by a single vote. 11 jurors thought she should die. one hold-out would not budge. >> devastating. >> knots in the stomach. >> we feel like we failed. >> reporter: those 11 spoke to the media audio only. >> the 11 of us strived for justice for travis but to no avail. we absolutely feel the penalty should have been death. >> reporter: so did the family of arias' victim travis alexander. >> real justice in the after life when jody burns in hell. >> reporter: it's been nearly seven years when she repeatedly stabbed him, slit his throat and shot him in the head.
the hold-out would barely talk to them and seemed to have an agenda. they say she kept saying they wanted revenge and they alerted the judge to see if she could be replaced by an alternate juror. the judge refused. >> i feel that the one holdout had her mind made up from the beginning. >> we are hung. unable to come to a unanimous decision. >> reporter: two hung juries and millions of taxpayer dollars later a death sentence is now off the table for jodi arias. but this sensational saga isn't over just yet. next month the judge will sentence the femme fatale to life in prison or life with the possibility of release after 25 years. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news dallas. >> okay let's talk to dan abrams about that. you hear the 11 jurors and get a feel for what the pressure must have been like. >> sounds like it was frustrating for them but let's also remember that the holdout is allowed to be a hold-out. she's allowed to come in there,
feel strongly after listening to all the evidence and then not come over to their side. now, what she's not allowed to do is come in there with a preconceived opinion that she could never impose the death penalty and the jurors actually asked her about that in the jury room asking her multiple times, are you saying that you could never impose the death penalty? she said no, no i could then they proposed possible scenarios and none of them they said fit the bill. >> isn't that question asked before someone -- >> absolutely absolutely. to get on a jury like this you have to have said in jury selection i could impose the death penalty in a particular case. >> now, the judge said he would not take her off the jury. was that ever conceivable? >> no because, look, i understand that the jurors were frustrated right? they want someone who -- their position would be she wouldn't deliberate with us right? the other way to look at it is she wouldn't agree with us. she wouldn't come over to our side. judges have to be incredibly careful about removing a juror
from the case because that juror isn't getting along or isn't agreeing. it's very very unusual that a judge would ever agree to remove a juror in a case like that. there would have to be misconduct on the part of the judge and simply saying that this juror is not deliberating with us enough is not nearly enough. >> now, you thought this whole trial was a waste of -- >> enormous waste of -- >> surprised that 11 jurors -- >> a little surprised because i think that jodi arias actually had a stronger defense this time around. but, look no matter what the outcome here i still would have said that i thought that this was a waste of time and resources, et cetera. and money, but this now -- this hung jury maybes it even more so. >> dan abrams thanks very much. now to nascar superstar kurt busch. he has been cleared of criminal charges over the alleged assault against his ex-girlfriend. the question now is when will he return to the track? abc's mara schiavocampo has that story. >> reporter: this morning, the
delaware attorney general has put the brakes on prosecuting nascar superstar kurt busch deciding not to file criminal charges for domestic violence saying the evidence is insufficient. it's a major left turn for from a family court decision last month when busch's former girlfriend patricia driscoll was granted a protective order against the driver after claiming he assaulted her inside his motor home last september. >> you just can't believe that someone that you love who you've spent four years with could hurt you like this. >> reporter: nascar indefinitely suspending busch following that family court decision. the champ even missing the daytona 500. one of racing's biggest events. now in a statement, nascar says "the elimination the possibility of criminal charges certainly removes a significant impediment to his
reinstatement." they're also using a doughmestic violence expert to help figure out busch's next steps. >> it remains to be seen how his fans and how the sponsors will react to him. >> reporter: busch has consistently denied the allegations. even testifying that driscoll was a self-proclaimed assassin allegations driscoll denies. but her tough girl persona was on display in this failed reality show pitch. but this morning, busch says i look forward to being back in racing as soon as possible and moving on with my life. driscoll meanwhile telling us i am disappointed that full justice was not served here. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. >> and our thanks to mara for that. time now for the weather. rob is in for ginger. ginger did make it to colorado. a little delayed there. >> but she'll get there and the snow is amazing. good for her and the team. i'm jealous.
meanwhile, the cold temperatures which makes great snow down to houston. temperatures yesterday barely getting above 50 degrees. right now 31 degrees at houston inter intercontinental breaking records across the deep south. hard freeze warnings baton rouge, 26 huntsville a record nashville a record. even cincinnati and pittsburgh and i think we'll see more records fall before this morning is up. it is just downright chilly. windchills 20s, teens, nashville feels like it's 3 degrees but we will see a milder weekend. maybe getting back to normal as we go towards saturday and sunday and maybe rain with this jacqui: a cold day for digging out. wind chill advisory this morning in the northwest, a feclouds this afternoon with a high temperature of aroun >> this weather report brought to you by nationwide. a little bit of rain for houston. rain, not snow i know we've been looking at g ating at snow in
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♪ we're back now at 7:42 with "gma investigates" and this morning drivers relying perhaps too heavily on their gps heading right into danger smashing into bridge overpasses causing potentially fatal accidents. some say all gps devices should have a feature that can warn you of these dangers ahead and abc's gio benitez explains. >> reporter: trucks smashing into bridges, hit after
terrifying hit. almost 13,000 u.s. bridge strikes in 2013 alone. accidents that can put everyone on the road in danger's way. listen as rescue crews respond after a bus hits an overpass in boston. >> we're trying to find a way in the back of the bus to get the jaws in there. >> reporter: three dozen people injured. >> i knew something was terribly wrong. >> reporter: monroe griffin was chaperoning a group of kids on a visit to harvard. >> parts of the bus flying students screaming. >> reporter: the driver told police he was following the gps and that's why some of the injured are now suing gps makers tom tom and garmon for more than $15 million in damages. federal experts say many bridge strikes are caused by drivers and overheight vehicles who use consumer gps models which don't offer information on bridge heights. according to the lawsuit the bus driver was using a consumer gps, commercial gps devices do have that feature but there's no law requiring they be used. >> i think we need a change in
vote. >> reporter: senator chuck schumer asking for immediate change. >> commercial truck and bus drivers should be required to use a commercial gps and for consumer gpss they ought to allow you to input the height. >> reporter: we plug addresses into three of those consumer mapping systems. the traffic app waze apple maps and garmon. as expected none of the three asking if we want to avoid low bridges. >> turn right. >> all right. here we go. >> reporter: we jump in an oversized snowplow reaching almost ten feet heading to a bridge with nine'2" clearance. we are approaching the bridge right now. no alert. no alert on waze. no alert on apple maps. so garmon right now is telling us to go under the bridge. none of the gpss alert us to the hazards but waze alerts us to one thing. our camera crew safely on the
side of the road. we exit before hitting the bridge. garmon tells us it never made representations it has a low bridge feature and it is the responsibility of drivers to exercise good judgment and common sense. waze and apple maps had no comment. >> a lot of people might say, you know what i don't drive one of those trucks it doesn't concern me. >> it does concern if you're behind one of those trucks you could be injured. >> reporter: new york d.o.t. officials are taking another step testing an infrared beam system. >> intent is to detect a vehicle, warn the driver. >> reporter: how big of a problem is this? >> this is a big problem. >> reporter: for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> i'll say. a really big problem. thanks gio. coming up kelly clarkson proving she isn't fat stronger. her incredible response to some really negative and unnecessary comments about her. then what harrison ford's co-stars you can luke chewbacca and others are saying about his
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disappear. >> it's the little things. amy in the social square with "the speed feed." amy. >> looking good guys. leading the feed this morning, good wishes for harrison ford. coming after his plane crash in venice california we have "star wars" superstar piloting a millennium falcon. his concerned co-stars took to twitter overnight chewbacca himself peter mayhew posting from critical to severe to moderate to fair in the span of an hour. is harrison ford han solo or wolverine? mark hamill sending this glad to see he has a simpson character. flat to hear harrison is doing well get well soon. may all his future flights be green-screen and billy dee williams of course lando calrissian in the series tweeting wishing a complete and restful recovery to #harrisonford. tell us what's in your feed and tweet us with the #socialsquare. chewbacca also had this comment. [ chewbacca sounds ]
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jummy: good morning. there are several school closings today. you can check that information on the bottom of your screen or head to our website wjla.com. time for a check on the commute with jack taylor. any issues out there? jack: they are getting better. 60 moving from haymarket towards the planes and continuing
towards gainesville we have had three accidents on the way, we believe at this point there been cleared from the roadway. beyond the one in haymarket, that one was in the left lane. beltway at georgia avenue, the inner loop, a dump truck that had the bed up to high with a single left lane getting by, tape dumped down into the roadway, there was a lot of cleanup as well. hunter mill, and accident in the left-center lane. you are not out of the woods yet and if you can stay in there, please do. what happens to the weather when we stay home? jacqui: you will be cold, you will probably think about staying indoors. below average by 20 degrees. 16 downtown for for your windchill. 10 at dulles. nine in gaithersburg. five and hagerstown. adding in the wind, zero in many locations with an advisory to the north and west.
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good morning, america. it's 8 a.m. and the latest on harrison ford. in the hospital at this hour after his plane's crash landing. ♪ started with a whisper ♪ and paula patton opening up for the first time about her split with robin thicke. >> the honest truth is it has been challenging. >> why she's come out stronger. her emotional side of the story only on "gma." ♪ safe and sound ♪ an important health alert. we've heard about those high heel hazards but could flats be just as bad for your feet? ♪ tell me do you think i'm -- all that and yada yada yada. a "seinfeld" reunion opening up on fatherhood and reuniting with his co-stars as we say -- >> good morning, america. i'm taking over "gma." hi, george.
♪ >> we need to bring him back to the desk. >> yes, we do. we do say good morning, america. what a great crowd we have with us out her in times square and friday morning gets you set for the weekend and we have a brand-new addition of "shark tank" your life. barbara corcoran is outside with two entrepreneurs who are about to go -- >> look at her. >> barbara is all in. she's always all in. those two young entrepreneurs go head-to-head in a fishoff and all learn to perfect -- >> a little "i love lucy." "shark tank" has been refashioned. both contestants showing off their products with the shower theme this morning and viewers at home will test them out. >> the little rubbeduckie -- >> she had the pink heels on to match. i just want to say. >> as you said robin, all in. she always is.
it's dj friday. these a playing kelly clarkson anthem "stronger." we just love having her on the show this week and now the star is speaking out after being criticized with really nasty comments. kelly had such a wonderful response and you don't want to miss it. it is inspiring to say the least. >> perfect pitch in a lot of ways. a lot coming up. news first from amy. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with harrison ford's plane crash. the actor suffering what are described as moderate injuries after crash landing his vintage plane on a golf course in southern california. abc's nick watt has the latest on the crash and ford's condition. nick good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. well there it is harrison ford's vintage world war ii era plane crash landed on a golf course here in west los angeles. now, the action happened at about quarter after 2:00 in the afternoon. ford an experienced pilot, had just taken off from santa monica airport when he radioed the
tower requesting permission to come back in to land. engine failure, he said. but he didn't make it. he crash landed here on the golf course startled golfers, rushing to his aid. pulling ford from the cockpit of the plane. there was no fire. paramedics were quickly on the scene and ford was strapped to a gurney and rushed to a nearby hospital. he is in stable condition. his son ben tweeted his dad is a strong man. he's battered but okay. now, ford has actually been involved in a couple of air accidents before crashing a helicopter and a plane. what happened here well could have been a lot worse. houses all around the fairway. by far the safest place to land. amy. >> all right, nick watt thank you. investigators here in new york are trying to figure out what led up to a delta jet skidding off the runway at laguardia airport. that plane was moved into a hangar a short time ago. it stopped just a few feet from the icy water bordering the airport. 28 people were injured but they are all doing well this morning. now, to the scrutiny over
hillary clinton's use of private e-mail when she was secretary of state. the state department is reviewing thousands of messages to determine whether clinton broke a rule that prohibited staffers from including sensitive information in private e-mails. while her private account was not illegal, she was in clear violation of a policy that required her to turn over e-mails from a private account. overseas new concern in iraq this morning that isis fighters are destroying ancient artifacts. this time bull dozing this ainge ancient site that dates back to 13 b.c. last week they videoed themselves destroying artifacts in this museum in mosul. the u.n. calling it a war crime. a risky rescue at a popular ski resort. 200 skiers trapped in cable cars high above the slopes in heavy winds after a falling tree cut the power. rescuers in a helicopter lowered
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open. boy, will it be worth it. the final movie, the brand-new one "avengers." this supersize event takes place on april 29th. check your local listings. i'm in. i think that sounds fun. i might feed a bathroom break or two. also in "pop news" this morning, if you ever thought about who might play you in a movie about your life? >> halle berry. oh, sorry. >> how about josh hutcherson. the "hunger games" store joined up with ron howard to give fans the chance to have their ideas made into a hollywood short film in which josh will star. contestants have to spit a trailer based on an everyday moment in their lives much hutcherson and howard will select a winner and produce the movie. yeah. who would play you? >> josh hutcherson. >> okay. >> amy. >> yeah. >> i want kate hudson. >> oh that's a really good one. >> thank you.
>> all right, but it's josh hutcherson for all of us. not a bad choice. finally the downstairs group best start polishing the silverware at "downton abbey." they're about to play host to the duchess of cambridge. a big fan of the show is visiting the set of the hit pbs drama next week to meet the cast and crew and take a tour of the set and also watch a scene being filmed which i'm sure won't be stressful at all. so -- >> yeah that's high pressure. >> a lot of pressure when she's watching a big fan, as we all are and that's "pop news." >> thanks for a great week of "pop news." >> thank you. >> halle berry was listening. >> "heat index" coming up. to rob. >> hey, guys, whoa! oh my goodness. they are fired up. hey, it's time to wake up for narcolepsy. why did you wake up. >> to raise awareness for narcolepsy. it's sleep week and it's an advocacy organization that raised funds for research. >> perfect.
you know our own ginger zee suffers from that a little bit. we are behind that 100%. this weather will certainly wake you up. to d.c. this is what it looked like yesterday. reagan saw 5 inches of snow. people getting around on nordic skis on the chilly air with us but we will awarm up as we go through the weekend. that's a quick check o jacqui: a a prey start this morning, very cold, temperatures in the single dits across the region, a to 3 30 degrees th afternoooon n with a few cloudss developing late in the day despite beg below freezing. i dohink that some of that snow will be melting. temperatures tonight in the low teens, tomorrow recovering in thefternoon, i nice warming >> ooh. it's a human smoke machine out
here. you know, we tired of this. all right. back to you guys inside. >> thank you, rob. first up on our "gma heat index." kelly clarkson we saw her terrific spirit on "gma" and that is on display again as clarkson responds to some internet fat shaming with grace and confidence. "gma" weekend anchor paula faris has the story. ♪ this is my heartbeat song ♪ >> reporter: kelly clarkson is back with a new album, a new baby and a new fight. >> fans are like where have you been? i'm like creating a baby. it's not easy. >> reporter: after debuting "heartbeat song" on the uk song "graham norton live" she was subjected to what appeared to be fat shaming by katie hopkins who tweeted "what happened to kelly clarkson? did she eat all of her backing singers," hopkins a british tv personality known for her grating and many times offensive comments enraged critics but she
didn't back down on "entertainment tonight." >> my advice she needs to get out there with her stroller and do some bushing and get some of that weight off. ♪ miss independent ♪ >> reporter: clarkson responding telling "heat" magazine i've never cared what people think. it's more if i'm happy and confident and feeling good. that's always been my thing and more so now since having a family i don't seek out any other acceptance." >> what's most important to a new mom is the health of her baby her health not what size her jeans are. ♪ since you been gone ♪ >> reporter: clarkson had a busy year with her new album "piece by piece" climbing off the charts and showing off her baby girl river to "people" magazine. >> she's making sure her family is happy and doesn't care what others think or say about her online. >> reporter: and visiting the "gma" studio. >> you said you love being a mom and that it changes your whole
focus. it's not about you and about somebody else. >> it's cool. everything becomes about home and my job is just fun. ♪ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ >> reporter: this new mom proving she's stronger every day. now, clarkson also responded to this critic by saying quote, i'm awesome it doesn't bother me. it's a free world. say what you will but clearly she has a healthy dose of confidence but robin and george our society glamorizes new moms able to squeeze back in those skinny jeans in six to eight weeks and can i say it's not normal. it's just not. >> good point. that is one cute baby. >> adorable baby but she was here earlier this week. she's happy. >> i was going to say -- >> she's happy. >> i couldn't love her more. >> how her fans respond to her saying they appreciate that she doesn't buy into the pressure of looking and being a certain weight. that she's authentic. >> she was glowing. >> that's the word. all right, next on the "heat index." paula patton opening up for the first time about her split with
singer robin thicke. i had a chance to sit down with her the other day and talked about the challenges she's faced and new ones she's taking on as brand ambassador for ellen tracy. we are so delighted to spend a little time with you. you have so much going on that we want to talk about but we also know paula, it has been a challenging time for you. so many people want to just know how you're doing. >> i'm doing really well the honest truth, it has been challenging but a year of growth, lots of healing, learning about all new things but i've come out of it stronger and my son is happy and i'm very -- you know i feel like everything happens for a reason and then you have to move on and grow from there. >> you know that you're not alone when it comes to marriages, relationships ending. >> yeah. >> yours with robin thicke but not everybody has to go through it publicly. so many people appreciate how you've handled it -- with such grace. what has gotten you through a difficult time? >> the truth is it's hard for me to say this because i don't always do this but it's being
grateful for what you have. i mean it's so easy for all of us to focus on the negative things but usually the positive in your life outweighs that and you have to just be thankful for what you have right now. that's what i try to work on. my son also helps me with that. do you know -- the thing is you can't wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child and they're so full of life and wonder and he brings me so much joy. >> you are so busy. you're working on this new project with ellen tracy, being the brand ambassador. how did this come about? >> it was kind of an amazing blessing. ellen tracy came to me and said would you like to be our brand ambassador? and i looked at the clothing and the clothing was amazing. it's really well made classic clothing that's affordable but what i liked about it was that you could like add your own twist to it. you could keep it classic and simple or you could make it as edgy or quirky as you want as your personality is to it. it's purpose was not just empower women but celebrate
women and we made the campaign like a documentary through one of my most busy days catching me in different mopes in my life. >> this spring look and by the way you can ask me who am i wearing? i'm sorry. god, you look amazing, robin. >> what? >> who are you wearing? >> i'm wearing ellen tracy. your spring line. >>to it. >> your design. >> yes, i am. >> it looks amazing on you. i'm like why didn't i get that dress? >> what has been fun for you in being creative and bringing this line? >> i just -- i love the clothes. i love the colors and i like adding my little you know my little touches to make it my own but i just -- i think it fits the body well. i love my dress it's ellen tracy and it if is the form but then it has this lovely ruffle so you can eat lunch or dinner and not feel too self-conscious about it. i thought it was like such a great, clever design that i think many women will love. >> so let's see some of your fashions. we have some models here with us. let's bring out crystal first. what is she wearing?
>> crystal, you look beautiful. this is one of my favorite pieces. it's called the zip sheath dress. it's got a great edge with the zipper detail. you can do whatever you want with this. make it daytime. nighttime. >> dress it up or dress it down. >> exactly. >> that's what's always been about ellen, nice clean lines with ellen tracy. all right, crystal, thank you very much. and now katherine, tell us what she's wearing. >> i love this trench coat. one of my favorite pieces from the line. to me it's a classic thing that every woman needs in their wardrobe. you can wear it with jeans, you can wear it fancy, it's just a piece that you'll always have year in and year out. >> yeah. >> and a great dress. see, i love these colors for spring. i feel like when the sun hits you like want color and it makes you happy. >> spring agoing to happen. >> it is going to happen in new york. it's coming. >> thank you very much. alison. she's going to come out and tell us a little about what she has on. >> i love this dress. this just screams spring doesn't it? it's just like bright and
cheery. it's got the city scape at the bottom. the border print twill flair dress. see, that's a great cool accessory to add, fun shoes. you can do whatever you want with this but it's a classic line that looks good on so many women. >> oh and everybody come out so we can see it all together. so did you ever think that you would do something like this paula. >> you know what, i think that you always kind of dream about it. i love clothes. i have fun with clothing. i think it's the way that we can kind of bring art to our lives. >> that's great but you're not giving up your day job. abc pilot which sounds so exciting. >> excited about this show. it's a pilot so we don't know and hope it's going to be on ax about a woman that finds her life suddenly changed. >> and you'll have something to wear. >> yes. we will. absolutely. >> you said she has a great smile. >> i love her smile. >> she exudes warmth and is in a good place. didn't shy away about talking about anything. when you have a 5-year-old running around you've got to be
present and she is -- >> no option there. >> ellen tracy has been around for 65 years as a brand and she's very excited to be a part of it. lara. >> thank you so much robin. she does look great. talking about harrison ford's plane crash, such an example of how life can change in an instant and that's the name of a new docu-series debuting tonight on abc and in it we'll see the story of don evans back from a tour in iraq. he and his wife rosie decided to move to alaska flying home from a teaching conference when the unimaginable happened and proved how a father's love can overpower death. >> my dad came back from the military and told us that we're moving to alaska. >> i don't think there was a better place i could have gone after iraq than alaska. then the reality starts to set in that, wow, we don't have employment. we don't have a job. now what are we going to do. >> i always wanted to be a teacher and don is really good with kids and so it was like all right, let's go to school together. >> so we had to fly from our
village to the town of mcgraff. >> i could easily have said listen the weather has been iffy the past two days okay there's a break in the weather, let's go. >> nobody wanted an alaska adventure. we are getting it. >> we saw the mountain and it was right there in front of us. >> the chance of surviving was very remote. >> both my legs broken my back was broken. >> i remember just saying dear god, please protect my family and my unborn child. >> i lost the baby. i lost the baby. >> we start to hear wolves out and it was just like come on seriously. you hear so many stories, if i could have just told them told this person that i love them or i could have just said a final good-bye well we had that
moment. it was healing taking place in the most awkward of places. once morning came we heard the choppers and it was the most beautiful sound. >> i continued on with my pregnancy and i had a beautiful baby girl. >> everyone survives and that's our story. >> wow. unbelievable and you can watch more about the evans family heart-pound ing heart-pounding story in our series "in an instant" 9:00 p.m. on abc and go inside another incredible survivor story tomorrow night when "in an instant" airs in its regular saturday night time slot. coming up here though we're going to "shark tank" your shower. two entrepreneurs dive into competition with their shower themed projects and barbara corcoran will help them perfect them. all that and more coming up on "good morning america." ♪ it takes two to take it out of sight ♪
jummy: good morning. it is a 20 7 a.m. and we are getting right to jack taylor over at he'll pay. -- over at wtop. we have another tractor-trailer accident blocking the lanes of eastbound 56 trying to get through haymarket. watch for the redirection on georgia avenue. long-standing, a dump truck that was unfortunately too high on the overpass. solid on 200 70 near georgetown road, the toll road near hunter mill accident activity in place
but unfortunately fire and rescue showed up and only the left lane is getting by. all right, it is getting brighter but how much warmer will you get today? at all? jacqui: a bit warmer. 17 right now, windchill of four, you have a little bit of wind it to go along with that and the digits across the region have windchill advisory happening early as the wind is armor. 20 degrees below average, a high temperature near 30 degrees. lots of sunshine now with a couple of -- a couple of clouds rolling in this afternoon. 42 in the afternoon, by sunday starts to kick in with a high around 50. we set our clocks ahead one hour, but it will be worth it. jummy: i cannot wait. thank you for watching this morning. you can continue to get
♪ welcome back to "gma." great crowd in times square this friday morning. dj friday with dj bhen. he's going to play a song. take a look right now. there we go right there. heidi klum i wish i was 30 years younger, josh hutcherson and lara kate -- >> are you sure that's not a picture of me? [ laughter ] a girl can dream. >> and, of course halle berry. >> that's what i was going to say, a girl can dream picking halle berry. >> thelma and louise style movie with haley and kate playing the roles of you and me. >> get the convertible out. >> you're not off the hook. what about you? >> i'm totally off the hook here. absolutely. i like the thelma and la waste angle. >> talk about yourself. who would play you?
>> you're very handsome. >> no john candy -- >> rob lowe. >> rob lowe. >> a young clooney. a young clooney. >> a young clooney. >> stop there. take clooney. >> george is the george. >> also ahead this half hour, ginnifer goodwin is here aka snow white from the hit series "once upon a time." she's here live and the stars of "seinfeld" reuniting and jerry opening up about fatherhood. that's just ahead, as well. >> so happy he's here then hey, you may have noticed a lot of blue on the set today at "gma." the reason is because it's to raise awareness about colon cancer and how it affects men and women and a serious reminder we all need to stay on top of our screening and not just at 50 and older because it does impact so many people. >> yes, it really does. >> we need to get over to amy. >> very important message, guys thank you. it is time now for "shark
tank" your life. two entrepreneurs about to face off both with shower-themed products. you saw who is next to me barbara corcoran thanks for being with us. >> can't wait to see these guys. >> we got viewers in on the fun. trying the products. home tested. how important is customer consumer feedback. >> customer consumer feedback has replaced advertising. if the consumer loves you, you'll do well. if they don't forget about it. >> our pitch-off. a lovely lady standing in the shower. >> peeve p.j. mcgwire and ite your morning routine easier. take it away p.j. >> wrapa. roo. multiple purpose styling cape. wrapperoo drys your hair and unlike traditional ties and stays on your head. and wraparoo transforms into a
waterprove cape. that will protect your skin and clothes from makeup hair products, even root touch-up. look your best with no mess with wrapper wrapperoo. >> very nice job, p.j. >> big round of applause. >> wow, they really like it. >> let's see what our home testers thought of p.j.'s product. >> honestly i didn't think it worked any better or worse than a towel would on your head so in general i have to say that i would probably give it a thumbs down. >> i think that it serves its purpose. it keeps the water off of my clothes. i think that this is a good product and i give it a thumbs up. >> all right. so some mixed reviews, barbara. your thoughts. >> i'll have to weigh in and say thumbs up for me because it stays put which is a pain in the neck when you put a towel on your head but get rid of the cape idea. >> here's the full cape so you
can see it in its actual transformation. you take it, transform it and now it's a cape. >> it has two sides. >> this is waterproof. this is a towel. >> great idea get rid of the cape. >> thank you so much. barbara has weighed in. up next we have karla call with a product she thinks could revolutionize the way that we clean our shower and she also has her helper step nothing our "shark tank" to demonstrate. >> america, your showers are getting gross. we've been in the dark ages for too long using sponge squeegees and buckets. it's time to have an all-in-one shower tool. the shower shimmy cleaning solution cleaning solution brushes and makes it easy to do and easy on you. >> for this clean freak here i like that but let's see what the viewers thought of it. take it away. >> it's easy to use, it's not a
big mess it smells good and i think i can convince my kids to clean the shower with it so definitely the thumbs up. >> after trying the shower shimmy i think i would definitely buy this product and recommend it to friends. it's easy and convenient to use. >> thumbs up from the consumers. >> i have to say the good news is there's a need for it. nobody likes all that clutter in the shower. the bad news is it's not very well designed. it kind of looks industrial. i don't like the look of it. >> so let's now see because, barbara, you get to decide -- >> yes. >> we'll bring back p. jorge posada come back out and time for barbara to pick the winner of the morning, the tension, you guys feel it? both pitches have been made. a drum roll so barbara can make her big announcement who wins the "shark tank" competition this morning. >> oh. oh. you. >> congratulations to karla.
you get the "shark tank" trophy right here and we also want to point out that today all of our winners from the "shark tank" your life have a spot on the wall and yours just now made it on the wall, how do you feel? >> awesome. thank you. >> so great. you're going to disney world, right? dwlaigs, great job, p.j. great job, karla and thanks to barbara corcoran and tune in to "shark tank" tonight on abc at:00 p.m. lara over to you. >> both great ideas. moving on to something that does affect us all. we'll talk about shoes now and we've heard about dangers of high heels and if you put on a pair you may feel it right away but the alternative for many women, flats like these right here may, in fact be hazardous to your health even possibly worse than those pumps. abc's mara schiavocampo explains. ♪ >> reporter: first so many women these are a shoe staple. sensible comfy flats.
but experts warn some of these shoes may have you walking to the doctor. possibly leading to a host of health problems that could even require surgery including toe infection caused when tight pointy toed flats put pressure on toenails causing them to bend and become ingrown which in some cases if left untreated could lead to a bone infection. that's exactly what happened to 17-year-old hannah butler who needed surgery to remove ingrown toenails caused by repeated use of the wrong flats. >> had to be something unnatural, something that i was doing. i brought my shoes in to my doctor and he figured that that was causing the multiple ingrown toenails. >> reporter: experts say the problem happens because most women are un awareaware about what some flats are really doing to their feet. >> it's funny because so many women think that they're better off wearing flats than heels but in reality flats can be worse
than heels 100 times over. >> reporter: but don't throw away those flats just yet. experts say just swap the pointy toed ones for a round or square toed version giving your toes that all-important wiggle room alleviating pressure on the big toe. >> flats come in all different styles times and construction. there are flats that are more flimsy than what we consider regular flats you have to look at the shoe itself to determine if it's the right shoe for you. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. >> i think it's time to break out the fuzzy slippers. let's go out to rob with a final check on the weather. >> hey, lara we are here with the stars from houston, texas. they've never seen snow before and giving you the jazz hands. west coast weather to deal with. santa anas and 45 to 55 miles an hour and heat up too. dry, of course with that offshore wind and warming up for everybody a little bit this
weekend. that's a quick check on what's jacqui: a cold day for digging out. wind chill advisory this morning in the northwest, a few clouds this afternoon with a high mperature around 30 >> this weather report brought to you here and the reason they're doing jazz hands they're freezing out here. >> doing jazz happens in here for a different reason. so excited for a big announcement from two guests about a new program to put some very deserving students on a path in life and their careers. i'm joined by disney chief diversity officer paul richardson and dr. michael lomax, the president and ceo of uncf. i was just saying it's been a long time since i've seen you. paul thank you for this. let everybody know. >> good morning, robin and good morning, america. we are so delighted to be here
this morning to launch the walt disney company uncf corporate scholars program and what this program will do is provide scholarships to deserving african-american high school students who are seeking higher education. >> we know that our sister network espn has a psa and discussing and showing and highlighting and just can you be -- give us more detail on how this program will put these young people on the path to success? >> yes, absolutely. so beginning march 16th, students will be able to apply for scholarships and the program starts with those scholarships and then in the fall we are going to also launch a career navigation site so that students can go on and discover what it's like to be in the entertainment industry and what careers are like in the entertainment
industry. >> give them the tools they need to know how to navigate and move forward. >> exactly. >> dr. lomax, what are you going to be looking for with these young people and being able to be qualified for this scholarship? >> well first of all looking for high school seniors who know they're going to college in the fall and maybe haven't decided what they want to be when they complete college, so they're going to be very curious young people who are saying i want from the very first day i set foot on a college campus to begin to think about what my opportunities are when i get my education. so we want them to be very curious, we want them to be open to careers in anything and we want them to say, uh-oh, walt disney entertainment, maybe that's the place for me. and we also want them to have a financial need which means everybody and so it really is a good student who is curious, who wants to take control of his education or her education and think about life after it. >> so if it that student is watching at home right now or their parents how do they become
involved? >> it's real easy. go to the "gma" website and then that'll tell you where to go to apply. but realize, begin to get the information and then on march 16th get ready for what's going to be a very competitive race because i can tell you there are going to be tens of thousands of young people out there who want to be walt disney company uncf corporate scholars. >> always love your passion. so you're going to have the presentation. give them to paul to make it official. thank you. >> dr. lomax, on behalf of the walt disney company it's my pleasure to present you with ourlion commitment to uncf. >> and i'm very happy to accept your $1 million commitment. and thank you, robin, for making it possible. >> oh, no no no no. hey, paul, dr. lomax, thank you very much. a mind is -- >> a terrible thing to waste. >> but a wonderful thing to invest in. >> which we're doing right now and you can find out more about
the walt disney company uncf corporate scholars program on our website as dr. lomax said at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! jerry seinfeld is coming up next and he'll as a small business owner you wouldn't deliver just half of what you have to offer to your customers. so why are you settling for half-fast internet? only verizon fios comes with speedmatch - uploads as fast as downloads so files go out in a snap. don't miss your last chance to get $200 back when you upgra to fios internet and phone for just $99.99 a month with a 2-year agreement and get $200 back. hurry call now it's your last chance. this offer ends march twenty-first.
wife jessica start baby buggy helping parents in need. he opened up about being a dad and reunited with some of his "seinfeld" co-stars all chipping in for baby buggy's fatherhood initiative. >> you got to see the baby. when are you going to see the baby? can't they send us a tape. >> reporter: he famously tried to avoid seeing the baby on his hit series "seinfeld" but in real life jerry seinfeld is a devoted father of three. what was the most challenging thing that you had to tackle as a dad? in that infant stage. >> i did have a kid throw up in a sink one time. one of the biggest things of being a dad get it in the toilet toilet not the sink you know why, you can't flush a sink. >> this is true. who is jerry seinfeld the dad, the father of three? >> well a dad is -- for most dads i think it's something that you learn. for moms it seems to be that they just have it. >> reporter: after giving birth to their first child 14 years ago, jerry's wife jessica knew
she was destined to help mothers in need launching a charity called baby buggy in 2001 providing 8 million items like clothing crib strollers and car seats to nearly 140 anti-poverty programs across america. >> as jerry calls us which is such a great term we're a friend of a family. >> reporter: not just for moms. baby buggy has expanded its reach to fathers, as well. >> when the father is involved in the kid's life the kid tends to do well. >> reporter: the comedian hosting the charity's first los angeles fatherhood lunch this week. even reuniting with "seinfeld"'s co-stars jason alexander and michael richards. >> when i see fathers do a great job it makes me smile. >> i was brought up without a father so i've had to deal with security issues. >> reporter: so far, the baby buggy fatherhood initiative donating nearly 340,000 items to more than 20,000 dads and their kids. >> making sure fathers have the resources and tools to parent in a way that's meaningful.
>> what do you think dads are doing right these dads? >> any dad that's just hanging in there is doing a lot right. the dad that just refuses to quit that's winning in life i just refuse to quit. >> for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news beverly hills. >> that fatherhood initiative doing a lot of good work. coming up lara will talk to ginnifer goodwin from "once upon a time."
so we might be really sick of the snow. we were just discussing that but we never get tired of snow white. so good to have ginnifer goodwin back with us star of the hit abc show "once upon a time." season four heating up with those queens of darkness arriving in storybrooke searching for something set in motion by a strange meeting. take a look. >> regina. >> show yourself. >> no one is hiding.
>> i was afraid you wouldn't recognize me. have you met my associates cruella and ursula? >> what do you want with us? >> relax, dear prince we are not here to fight. we're here to make a deal. >> i mean three nasty ladies, deliciously nasty. >> so juicy. >> what do they want with you and that adorable husband of yours? >> he is an adorable husband. they want to make a deal involving regina's soon to come curse. this gathering took place about 29 years ago. >> oh. >> interesting. >> and i know you can't -- you cannot tease any details of this secret that you and prince charming are harboring, we'll say, but if this secret -- i'm going to try to ask it in a different way to get some scoop for our audience. if this were to be revealed could you tell us who would be most affected. >> oh absolutely. >> good. >> yes, i did well. i should be a lawyer. >> you should be.
i'll give it to you. emma. >> aha. did not see that one coming. >> yes, some big, big, big -- >> traus me america, you got to get on board with this show because it is r and it's fun to play the dark characters. >> oh my gosh yes. >> they seem like they're chewing up the scenery. >> brilliant and so fun to interact with. >> a lot of twitter questions. swan jones asks will we see snow white and emma bond this season? >> we will actually see their existing bond threatened. really? >> by the great secret. >> oh my goodness gracious with the secret. >> uh-huh. >> if you can't get enough of ginnifer see her playing tinker bell. tell us about your new movie role like disney magic -- >> i beg and beg and -- >> they keep coming back. >> i play fawn in "tinker bell and the legend of the never abouts" the latest in the franchise and really really love it. >> we really love disney so
much. you auditioned even for "frozen." >> yes and "tangled" and i mean i've auditioned for everything since 2001. >> please don't stop. >> never. >> we love having you in the disney family. thanks for the little juice tidbit. everybody, "once upon a time" airs sundays, 8:00 7:00 on abc. ginnifer thanks for being with
it's 8:56 a.m. and there have been a lot of issues on the roadways because of these slick conditions. we are heading over to jack taylor, who is keeping an eye on the commute for you. jack: continuing a rough ride this morning, to sever tractor-trailer accidents, one of them still going on before haymarket. long-standing crash eastbound on the dulles toll road, only the left lane is getting by, traffic is backed up near the greenway. maryland, the inner loop before georgia avenue we still have continued activity with a dump truck rolling through the overpass. early this morning, only a single left lane getting by on the beltway and 270 both beginning before old georgetown road. any good news, jacqui jeras? jacqui: today will be the coldest day of the bunch. then things will start to warm as we head towards the weekend.
17 right now, the windchill factor is only for. some of the suburbs are at single digits. frederick, 11. dulles those temperatures there at bwi, the forecast today making up for best hurt he degrees, sunshine with clouds this afternoon tonight we will be back down into the lower teens and tomorrow afternoon we will wind up at 42 degrees ending the weekend springing forward with a high around 50. jummy: all right, thank you. thank you for watching this morning.