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good morning, america. this morning, they're calling it a terror trifecta. we've now learned that the strike that killed terrorist mastermind anwar al awlaki and and his chief propagandamaker, may have also taken out one of his top bombmakers. the man who made the so-called underwear bomber. it's a major victory but not without consequence. this morning, the fbi is warning of revenge attacks. caught on tape. the new videotape of casey anthony. her first reaction, when she hears that her daughter's body had been found. why her lawyer fought so hard to make sure the jury never saw this tape. growing up martha. martha stewart's daughter is out with an explosive new book about her childhood with the queen of
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domesticity. she says there was no food in the house, that she had to wrap her own presents and that her mom may have been a hoarder. and saving dad. take a look at this picture. this is from the very moment when a son rescues his father. it's an extraordinary story of survival and a group of siblings who took matters into their own hands when dad went missing. so much news on this saturday morning. we brian ross on the segment. yu may have seen him in the wide shot. we'll get to him in a moment. this could be one of the final days for amanda knox in prison in italy. she's going to take the stand and plead for her own freedom. hours after that, we're expecting a verdict. this morning, we're hearing that the mother of the victim is
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taking steps to keep amanda locked up. abc's elizabeth vargas has been leading the coverage. she'll have the latest live from perugia this morning. >> four emotional years. all coming down to this one day. and there's more testimony in the case against michael jackson's doctor in his manslaughter trial. the first responders alleged that conrad murray lied about the drugs that jackson was on. >> the testimony could be very damaging to the doctor in that case. and it is the latest debate in the presidential campaign. is it fair to criticize a possible candidate for being overweight? the governor of new jersey, chris christie, isn't even running yet. running yet. running yet. running yet. but he's getting a taste of what could be in store for him. late-night comedians and political pundits are saying, he's, quote, too fat for the white house. again, we ask, is it fair? that story coming up. we get to news on the war on terror. the drone strike that took out two key members in al qaeda. the terror group's leader in yemen, and one of his key
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lieutenants, may have also killed one of their top bombmakers. and there's a new report that al qaeda may be looking to retaliate. abc's pierre thomas has the latest from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: hi, bianna. abc news has learned that the fbi is warning police around the country that al awlaki's killing could spark revenge attacks here at home. that warning came in an urgent u.s. intelligence bulletin. u.s. intelligence had been watching anwar al awlaki's location in yemen for months. when he emerged and climbed into a pickup truck, the attack was launched. drones fired hellfire missiles. and took out the man u.s. officials say was the most dangerous man on the planet. >> we just have seen a major blow to al qaeda. this country is much safer as a result of the loss of al awlaki. >> reporter: u.s. officials believe that al qaeda in yemen is going to have a violent
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response to the cleric's killing. the group could retaliate against the homeland for al awlaki's death. under al awlaki, al qaeda in yemen launched the attempted bombing of a passenger plane in detroit, by the so-called underwear bomber on christmas day 2009. just months later, they tried the printer bomb plot. they hid explosives inside printer cartrages. and then, shipped them from yemen on cargo planes to the u.s. even before osama bin laden was killed, some officials were warning that al awlaki was a more urgent, clear and present danger. >> he's an extremely dangerous man. among those people who i most worry about, he would be on that list. >> reporter: u.s. officials suspect al qaeda in yemen's top bombmaker was also killed in the strike. in the burning wreckage alongside al awlaki was another american, samir khan. khan edited al awlaki's online magazine, "inspire." which specifically targeted a u.s. audience. the new bulletin warns that due
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to awlaki's popularity online, we're concerned about the possibility that autonomous extremists may react violently. now, officials feel that al awlaki will be seen as a martyr. and that some unknown radical will attack in revenge. dan? >> a big fear this morning. pierre thomas, thanks for your reporting. let's bring in abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross. brian, let's talk about the killing of the top bombmaker. the apparent killing of the top bombmaker. his name was ibrahim al asiri. >> he's the twisted genius that came up with the underwear bomb. the printer bomb. he was devising bombs that could fit inside body cavities. this guy was the kind of person who created the bombs that really vexed and defeated all the elaborate security the u.s. had put in place to guard airplanes. >> a victory to have him gone, if, in fact, he is gone. >> that's a major blow to their operation. >> speaking of major blows to the operation, al awlaki, himself is, as you described, potentially irreplaceable. he was a such a unique and
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insidious danger to america. why was he irreplaceable? >> he really was a 21st century terrorist in the sense that he used social media. he had facebook pages. he was on youtube. he was everywhere. he understood the american culture, being born in this country. and he knew how to appeal to disaffected young muslims in the u.s. and europe. giving them a religious justification for acts of murder. >> born in las cruces, new mexico. and he knew how to push people's buttons. given this apparent terror trifecta, the killing of these three leaders in yemen, add that to the killing of osama bin laden, how weak is al qaeda at this point? >> they really are crippled. they've been hit again and again and again. they're afraid to go out. who's left? the top man in pakistan, in afghanistan, zawahiri. he's thought to be hiding in a cave somewhere, literally afraid to go out. the drones have him spooked and spooked badly. >> there's not many top leaders that are interested in striking
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america at this point. >> and al awlaki's key thing was to push, hit america, hit america. those remaining are more interested in targets in saudi arabia and yemen. >> so terrific to have your analysis on this saturday morning. we appreciate it. as we mentioned, this is another huge victory in the war on terror. now, some are questioning the legality of firing missiles at an american citizen. and david kerley has been looking into that question. david, in this case, we're talking about two u.s. citizens here. >> reporter: bianna, it's civil rights groups and even presidential candidate, ron paul, who say the killings of americans are assassinations. the white house would not go into specifics. and the president was asked point-blank, if he ordered these atta attacks. he dodged that question. but the president and the white house have been very pointed in pointing out that al awlaki was basically a planner and a plotter, eminent threat to the u.s. and its citizens. the administration says that the
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justice department did issue a memo sanctioning this attack. i talked to a former lawyer with the bush administration. and he said this administration was completely within its bounds. the laws passed by congress after 9/11, and international laws sanction such an attack. he said think of it as this way. if an american joined the german army in world war ii, he could be targeted. but civil rights groups are saying we need some kind of structure outside the administration to review these kinds of cases when americans are targeted. dan? >> thank you. a fascinating debate. that wraps up our coverage of the terror strike this morning. now, to the trial of amanda knox, which is very quickly approaching its wrenching, riveting climax. monday is the key day. that's when amanda will make a final plea for freedom. in the courtroom friday, lawyers for both sides were making their arguments. and "20/20" co-anchor, elizabeth vargas, who has been leading our coverage on this story, was in the courtroom. and she's live from perugia this morning. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: good morning, dan.
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two different portraits of amanda knox were painted in court yesterday. prosecutors calling her a ruthless killer. defense lawyers arguing she's a gentle innocent, wrongly committed of murder. amanda knox is spending this weekend in prison, putting the final touches on that crucial closing statement she'll deliver on monday. amanda knox left the italian courtroom on friday. when she returns, it will be look the jurors in the eyes and make one, last final plea for her freedom. but we now know that someone else will be there to look the jurors in the eyes. the mother of meredith kercher, the 21-year-old amanda's accused of murdering, plans to be here monday, as well. she will not speak. but her lawyer said in court, that her one look to the juror will speak volumes, that knox should be kept in prison. in their last full day of arguments, the prosecution sought to remind the jurors of the kercher family and their massive loss. they did not hold back. likening the murder of kercher to horrible acts like teenagers burning a homeless man or children bullying someone who was handicapped.
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>> you know, the same, old lies. they will attack her personally because they have no evidence. that will be it. so, it's hard to listen to. >> reporter: in the rebuttals, the defense argued that rudy guede, the third man convicted of the murder and a key witness against knox, was unreliable. citing three different thefts he had been implicated in. the defense will finish their arguments on monday. and then, amanda will make her direct plea in italian for her freedom. she will be facing a panel of six jurors and two judges. all of them will deliberate together. after four years in prison, she and her family now face two more days of an agonizing wait. >> we've been struggling, trying to bring her home for four years. and we're hopefully just days away from doing that. you know, if the judge and jury see it the same way we see it. but we don't make that choice. >> reporter: court reconvenes first thing monday morning. the judges and jury will then decide amanda knox's fate.
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they could either uphold her murder conviction or they could acquit her. in which case she could be set free within hours. bianna? >> elizabeth, thank you. joining us now is "vanity fair" contributing editor, judy bacharach, who has been teaching a course in rome on the amanda knox case and the italian judicial system. good morning, judy. want to get to amanda. we know that she will be speaking monday. but do her words matter at this point? as we all have heard, the prosecutor there is very powerful and does not like to bow down to pressure. >> her words will matter. it depends on how she phrases them. but the things that will matter most, i suspect, for her future, is the evidence or rather the lack of evidence. i think that the words, the testimony of the people who were asked to comment on the forensic unit and how badly they did, are going to matter most. it was determined, both by the judge and the experts, that the
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forensic unit that was testing the evidence was completely flawed. was very badly done. and that there is, in effect, no evidence against knox at all that will stand up in court. >> we heard that maris kercher, the victim's mother, will be in court on monday, as well. she wants amanda to remain behind bars. will her presence there speak volumes as we heard there in elizabeth's piece? >> yes. i'm afraid it will speak volumes. the presence of any mother in italy is very important. in italy, they call this mamismo, the importance of motherhood. and the presence of a mother, of a murdered girl, at the trial, at the appeals court, is very important. the jurors will pay very close attention to her presence, to her face, to the way she looks at them. and it could sway jurors. indeed, it could. >> you've been following this
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case since day one. what does your gut tell you that the verdict will be, come monday? >> my gut tells me, because i've lived in italy so long, that what's going to happen is, they will likely, likely, not certainly, but likely let her go. they will do something like say, time served. she's been in jail four years. and she committed some crimes. we're not quite sure that it was murder. maybe she was around. maybe she lied to police about patrick lumumba, her former boss. she's done something. we're not sure what it was. but we're going to let her go after four years. in other words, they want to save face. they know that there isn't a shred of evidence against her. and they're embarrassed. they're not going to say she's totally innocent. they'll say she's partly innocent. >> that will be music to amanda knox's parents' ears. they arrived in italy with an empty suitcase, we hear. we have to leave it there, judy. we appreciate your time. on monday, we'll have a special
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edition of "gma," amanda knox, judgment day, live from italy. dan, obviously, that empty suitcase was meant to put amanda's belongings in and take her home. >> we'll find out on monday. now, to politics. and new jersey governor, chris christie. we hear from abc's jon karl that christie is likely to make a decision whether to jump in the race for the republican nomination within days. and that his wife, who was opposed to the idea, is now warming to it. but before christie makes up his mind, he is being confronted by some very personal questions about his weight. >> i've struggled with my weight for a good part of my life. as i'm sure many of you have in this audience. >> reporter: governor chris christie has been dealing with questions about his ample waistline throughout his political career in new jersey. now that he's flirting with a presidential run, the issue is exploding. >> bring it, fat boy. >> reporter: david letterman has been hitting christie so hard, he felt compelled to apologize thursday night, although not to christie personally. >> if it translates to kids in
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school getting bullied, well, that's where the fun ends. >> reporter: political columnists are piling on, too, with one advising christie eat a salad and take a walk. and another, michael kinsley, saying christie is simply too fat to be president. >> you have to wonder whether a guy who has apparently so little self-control will be able to control the congress. >> reporter: critics say christie would set a bad example in a country where one-third of all grown-ups and 17% of all children are obese. then, there are questions about whether he is physically fit enough for the campaign trail and the presidency. the governor did check in to the hospital in july for asthma, which he admitted was exacerbated by his weight. >> good morning. how are you? >> reporter: he spoke with abc's diane sawyer about his struggle to exercise. >> what do you say to yourself to psych yourself into it? >> i just look in the mirror. i got to get healthier. >> reporter: some say all the criticism over christie's weight is unfair. first, he's not even in the race yet.
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but more importantly, they argue, connecting christie's weight to his self-control is a ridiculous generalization. >> he's a man who has accomplished a bunch of things, both as a lawyer and now as a politician. the notion that he lacks self-discipline is rather preposterous. >> people close to the governor say his health is fine. and he'll have no trouble keeping up on the campaign trail. let's check the rest of the morning's news, now, with dr. ron claiborne. >> good morning to you, dan and bianna. good morning, everyone. it was a dismal finish to a terrible three months on wall street. the dow tumbled on friday, finishing the quarter down 12%. that's the worst quarter since the financial crisis ended. investors continue to worry about the mounting evidence that the global economy is slowing down, as well as the european debt crisis. in australia, an ultralight plane crashed into a ferris wheel at an amusement park this morning. amazingly, no one was injured. rescuers needed a crane to rescue four people who were
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trapped for hours. the ferris wheel was full of children just minutes earlier. but most of them cleared out because of rain. a touching moment in texas last night, as baseball playoffs got under way. the 6-year-old boy whose father was killed trying to catch a ball earlier this season, at the texas rangers stadium, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. cooper stone. he was with his father when he fell to his death. tossed the ball to his favorite player, josh hamilton. it was the boy's first trip back to the ballpark, since that terrible incident back in july. and finally, a rather bizarre catfight in england. the estranged wife of a british lawmaker has been convicted of stealing a kitten from her husband's mistress. the break-in was caught on surveillance video. there she is. the woman said she later left the cat in a neighbor's yard. but has not been seen since. >> reminiscent of the rabbit from "fatal attraction." >> i remember that one. that rabbit, unfortunately. >> yeah. time for weather. ready for some weather? periods of rain are forecast in the northeast.
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with showers in the northwest part of the country and much of the rest of the nation forecast to be dry to partly to mostly sunny skies. that's the national forecast. [ speaking in french ] >> i love the french ron claiborne. extraordinary. i want to show you an extraordinary picture right now. this, right here, is the moment when a son finds his father, who had been missing for six days after his car went off the road
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on the side of a mountain. the story of how this man survived and how his children essentially formed their own detective bureau to find him is also extraordinary. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: 67-year-old david lavau clearly taught his kids the importance of being resourceful. after he went missing a week ago friday, they never gave up hope. you went at this with hardy boys' precision. his kids became a family bureau of investigation. >> all of us ended up kind of doing an fbi headquarters at my house. >> reporter: you must have been worried sick. >> it was like we turned into detectives and it wasn't our dad. >> it was survival. >> reporter: neither his facebook nor his bank account showed recent activity. and his cell phone's last signal was in the angeles national forest. this is the spot where the car plunged into the ravine. as you can see, no skid marks, no guardrail and a 200-foot drop. the kids stopped at every
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switchback, calling out for their dad. until finally a faint voice called back. >> hello again. it was a beautiful voice. that was my dad. dad, is that you? >> reporter: he had three broken ribs, a broken arm and a dislocated shoulder. and he crashed right next to another car that had driven off the same cliff a few weeks earlier. that driver had died. literally, staring death in the face, his only food for six days, leaves and insects. >> and -- yes. he said it was the worst taste he's ever had in his life. >> reporter: he had been pretty convinced he was going to die. he even scratched a good-bye note on the trunk of his car. not this time. >> this really brought us together on a new level. and there's a bond that's been formed and restored. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, california. >> leaves and insects. incredible. incredible kids there. coming up on "gma" this saturday morning, the final moment. paramedics point the finger at michael jackson's doctor.
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♪ well, if you shake your moneymaker for a living, you better insure it. "playboy" playmate, holly madison is just the latest celeb to take out insurance on their body parts, getting a million-dollar policy to prevent anything happening to her breasts. she says, my assets might be the only thing to hold them up. >> i'm thinking of insuring my biceps, what do you think? >> a million bucks. >> a million bucks. >> they're worth at least a million bucks. good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. these are my biceps. this is saturday, october 1st. and martha stewart's daughter is out with a juicy tell-all book. did you hear about this? this is an incredible story. it describes a childhood that's
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not from the pages of "martha stewart living." no food in the fridge. no halloween costumes. tales of christmases at the stewart household will surprise you, as well. that's all coming up. but we're going to start this half hour, with another round of explosive testimony at the trial of michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray. particularly damaging, the words of the first paramedic on the scene. abc's jim avila has the details from los angeles. a word of caution first, though. some of the images you're about to see could be disturbing. >> reporter: paramedics raced to the michael jackson's mansion. discovering the skinny, lifeless superstar, on his bedroom floor, wearing only a surgical cap and a pajama top. ribs visible. his skin is cold and turning blue. >> and his eyes were fixed and dilated. >> did you have an opinion as to whether or not mr. jackson was alive? >> i felt he was dead, ma'am. >> reporter: paramedic richard senneff testifies he sees
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medicine bottles on jackson's night stand. but a frantic conrad murray says he's treating jackson only for dehydration and exhaustion, with a sedative, lorazepam, for sleep. >> that did not add up to me. >> why is that? >> doctor's in the house. i.v. pole. i.v. hooked up to the patient. it didn't seem normal. >> did dr. murray ever mention to you having administered propofol to michael jackson? >> no, he did not. >> reporter: for 42 minutes, paramedics used cpr, drugs to restart his heart and an amubag. >> you seal the mask over the face. and you squeeze the bag to push air into the patient's lungs. >> reporter: his ekg. >> the monitor was a clean flat-line. >> reporter: even though ucla medical center suggest that paramedics declare jackson dead in his bedroom, dr. murray pushes them to keep trying in the ambulance ride to the hospital. and senneff testified, before they leave the mansion, murray is spotted scooping up items in the mansion. at the hospital,
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murray says nothing to dr. richelle cooper, who testifies she saw no signs of life in michael jackson, either. >> i confirm there's no pulse. >> reporter: her testimony resumes monday. for "good morning america," jim avila, abc news, los angeles. and joining me now to talk more about this case is susan filan, a former prosecutor and defense attorney. susan, good to see you. thanks for coming in. >> good morning. >> how strong is the case prosecutors are making against dr. conrad murray at this point? >> i think it's a strong case. they have to show that murray's conduct was negligent and reckless. that it was involuntary manslaughter. they don't have to show he killed him on purpose. >> and how important is the testimony of the paramedic who arrived first on the scene? >> it goes to the theory there was a cover-up by dr. murray, to suggest that he knew what he was doing was deviating from the medical standard of care that should have been applied in this case. >> and how do you expect the defense to turn around next week when they come out with their rebuttal? >> they will say this is an accident. say that michael jackson
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administered the fatal dose of propofol to himself. but there's certain things to negate that. he had a catheter on his body, which would indicate he wasn't able to get up and move around the room once he was under sedation. and the question of sedating somebody at home with propofol, without the proper care. and murray walked out of the room after he gave that last dose. there's just too many things wrong with this. and it just doesn't add up. i think he's in trouble. >> we'll hear his side next week. i want to switch cases to the casey anthony case. we saw this video of her reaction when she first hears that her daughter's remains have been found. how damaging is this video? if it is at all. it looks like a mother distraught. >> my understanding is, the significance of this video is, she didn't know it was her daughter. she was simply told remains have been found near the anthony home. and this is her reaction. the prosecution wanted to do stuff to show, if she didn't know where casey was and that casey was dead, she wouldn't have reacted the way that she did. that said, i don't think this
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video would have helped at the trial because the hole in the trial was what was the cause of death? without cause of death, that's where they got hung up. >> you think this wouldn't have had a significant outcome in the role? >> i don't think it would have changed things at all. >> what about her defense attorney? he was strongly against this video being shown. was he right? as an attorney defending his client -- >> he thought that what they were doing, what the jailers were doing, was trying to get her to incriminate herself when she has counsel. so, that would have violated the right of her to remain silent. that's my belief about what jose baez was so upset about. that shouldn't have been shown to the jury. but i think, as a pes of piece of documentation about what may have been her state of mind, kind of speaks for herself. she didn't know that was her daughter. >> we appreciate your time. susan filan, very interesting. we turn, now, to ron with the other headlines this morning. good morning to you, ron. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, the fbi is warning police around the country of possible revenge attacks for the killing of al qaeda cleric anwar al awlaki, in yemen.
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the strike that killed him and a top lieutenant may have taken out one of al qaeda's top bombmakers. and the death toll from listeria outbreak and cantaloupe has climbed. the bacteria is blamed for 84 illnesses and 17 deaths. health officials expect the numbers to rise because it can take weeks for the symptoms of listeria to show up. bikers and joggers were caught offguard by rough surf and strong winds. 10-foot to 15-foot waves. soaking some unexpectant exercisers. and finally happy birthday to walt disney world. 40 years ago today, the magic kingdom opened in orlando, florida. and disney is the parent company of abc. time to check in on the weather. a cool day forecast for much of the east. it will be about ten degrees below normal in chicago, atlanta and washington, d.c. much warmer weather can be found in the west. denver, up to 85 degrees. and billings, montana, 91 degrees. not very autumn-like. a rain day for the northeast. sunshine and dry weather in the
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for years, martha stewart has carefully cultivated the image of the perfect homemaker. but somebody close to her may be about to shatter that image. her daughter, alexis. in her new book, "whateverland: learning to live here," alexis says growing up with her mom was a far cry from what you see on tv. abc's t.j. winick has the story.
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>> reporter: her name conjures up the image of a domestic goddess. >> for ease of use, it's a good thing. >> reporter: s hostess with the mostest. >> it will be a hit in your home and mine. >> reporter: but in reality, martha stewart was anything but a perfect homemaker. this is a soon-to-be released book co-authored by her only child, daughter alexis. she claims the family fridge growing up was practically empty. there was never anything to eat at my house. other people had food. i had no food. there were ingredients. but no prepared food of any kind. and the same martha stewart who can show you how to make the holidays festive and fun. >> wouldn't you like to have a centerpiece like this on your table? >> reporter: could apparently care less about her family's own merriment. she would make me wrap my own presents, alexis writes. she would hand me things right before christmas and say, now, wrap these but don't look inside. as for halloween, there were no costumes.
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there was no anything. we turned off all the lights and pretended we weren't home. journalist ericka souter has covered martha stewart for years. >> no one thinks of martha stewart as this cute, cuddly grandma type. but i don't think anyone expected the stories to be so odd and bizarre and unusual. >> reporter: martha stewart's advice to her own daughter on marriage and children? even more bizarre and unusual. you have someone rich and ugly who takes care of you. and you have someone else who's hot and makes attractive babies. >> people are wondering if these anecdotes are true. it verges on joan crawford, no more wire hangers territory. but alexis is a no-holds-barred kind of chick. i do believe every word in this book. >> reporter: if you think there's hard feelings between mother and daughter, guess again. it's dedicated to martha. even quoted her saying of alexis, a tv and radio host known for her irreverent style, she's her own person, she makes up her own mind. not contented, it appears, to
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mind her own manners. for "good morning america," t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >> we should say we did reach out to martha stewart for comment. her publicist told us she's aware of the book but has no official comment. >> strong-willed women there. >> both. coming up here on "good morning america," what's cuter than a clouded leopard? a baby clouded leopard. jack hanna is here with his adorable menagerie after the break. with tin i take mes pre-filled and i can dial the exact dose of insulin i need. i live my life on the go and need an on-the-go insulin. i don't need to carry a cooler with flexpen. novolog is a fast-acting, man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes. do not inject novolog if you do not plan to eat within 5 to 10 minutes after injection to avoid low blood sugar. tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions, including if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. the most common side effect of novolog is low blood sugar.
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all right. are you ready for a massive dose of cuteness? i'm not talking about jack hanna, although you're very cute. i'm talking about the clouded leopard. this animal is incredible. >> there's only about 300 left in the world. he's only half-grown right now. the only cat in the world who spends 90% of his life in trees.
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can you imagine that? >> they're terrific climbers, right? >> oh, incredible climbers. but the animal, you don't know how to classify it. the face is different. a more pointed nose. again from malaysia. this animal here was sought after for its pelt many years ago. $60,000, for one pelt. the problem in malaysia, there's so few of them, they cannot locate each other, even when she cycles. they're a solitary cat. but it's an animal, we have 360 in zoos throughout the world, a species survival plan. the columbus zoo is one of the zoos around the country. and this one has a chip in it. everyone can go to the zoo in australia, japan, to watch the gene pool very closely. >> there you go. see you, clouded leopard. you saw when he jumped, you didn't hear a thing. that's a cat that hunts in silence. >> nice. >> they're amazing. >> what do we have here? >> this fits with the theme of your show. today's show on abc stations around the country is -- >> "black and white."
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forgot about that. >> i'm here to help. >> i know. but there's -- >> hi. how are you doing? >> we have black and white. sometimes i would get in your home and go, name the black and white animals. the penguin. killer whales. zebra. jersey cow. skunk. i got 11 or 12. i think there's more, though. >> tell me about this animal. >> this is a black-footed penguin. some people say, this should be in cold weather. out of 17 species of penguin, only 4 live in cold weather. only four. it has more feathers per square inch than any other bird in the world. if it got down to 35 or 40, this animal could not make it because it's warm weather. the march of the penguins, the big emperor penguins, 120 below zero, they don't care. >> incredible. let's see what else you got. coming in this direction. i can put this penguin down. he can walk over here. >> what is this? eating my shoe. look at that. nice. here you go. wow. what is this? >> this is another animal, from
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where the clouded leopard is. clouded leopard would hunt this animal. >> this is a civet? >> this is a palm civet. >> palm civit. >> you remember the sars disease a couple years ago? killed a bunch of people in china and toronto? this is the animal who caused the sars disease. not that animal. >> should i be nervous? >> not this animal. this species of animal. >> we have one more, right? >> you might want to take it. >> you want to take this away? >> we'll have national geographic right here. don't hand it to him. the first day charlie gibson did this show, the day he started, he was holding that fox. and the fox bit him through the blood vessel. >> really? >> it was the funniest thing you ever saw. >> from my seat, doesn't sound that funny. >> i just will have him hold him. >> excellent. incredibly beautiful. >> the red fox. one of the most social creatures on the planet. people don't realize that. they feed their sick and old first. they're gorgeous. you smell that odor. it's like a musty odor they have. >> jungle jack hanna. always great to see you. a pleasure to have you on.
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we now know about dan's million dollar biceps. but former playmate, holly madison, just took out an insurance policy on her two most important assets. and she's not alone. many celebrities have unusual insurance policies. and abc's john berman has the story. >> reporter: there's gold bars. crown jewels. ruby slippers and now this. this treasure chest. yes, assets worth a considerable sum. former "playboy" playmate, holly madison has insured her breasts for $1 million. telling "people" magazine, they're my primary moneymakers right now. she and they are starring on the
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vegas stage in "peep show." with positive reviews, she says they're getting the credit they deserve. madison follows in the footsteps and bra straps of other celebrities. dolly parton reportedly insured her bust for $600,000. bruce springsteen, his voice is protected by lloyd's of london for $6 million. then, america ferrera's smile, $10 million. heidi klum's legs, $2 million. david beckham's legs, if you believe it, once $195 million. gene simmons from kiss, his tongue, $1 million. famous football star, troy polamalu's hair. but less than crooner tom jones hair, his chest hair, once insured for $7 million. which got us thinking. what would a frankenstein version of insurance all-stars look like? beckham's leg, simmons' tongue,
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dolly parton's chest, tom jones chest hair, polamalu's hair, heidi klum's legs, the boss' voice, and holly madison's treasures. that's a $223 million body with four legs and four breasts. for "good morning america," john berman, abc news, new york. >> straight from the mind of my friend, john berman. >> the mind of john berman. >> my two irreplaceable colleagues, priceless. >> that's right. thanks for watching abc news. we're always online at have a great day, guys. (sound of computer alert tone)
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