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the nation's third largest school skim. almost 30,000 teachers walking out. hundreds of thousands of students forced to stay home in what could become an epic battle. we're live on the picture lines. monkey on the loose. escaping in the upscale neighborhood, terrorizing people for hours. even trying to bite people. menacing residents from house to house. we'll show you how it ended. stalker caught on camera. this man goes after miley cyrus brandishing scissors, telling police he needed to see her.
this scary picture all captured up close on videotape. surprise wedding. the sexiest man alive, blake lively and ryan reynolds tie the knot sunday with the serenade from one of the biggest rock stars on the planet. all the details this morning. hello, everybody. boy, that is a good looking scene, huh? amy robach here. this is a big day for robin. she begins her medical treatment this morning. josh and i had a chance to spend some time with her last night. >> indeed. her extended "gma" family, past and present. diane showed up. it was quite a night that become quite a morning, i'm just
saying. i understand there's some photographic evidence is that we will be trotting out a bit later in the program. >> i miss the morning shift. >> yeah. >> it's quite an evening. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. check this out, president obama getting a bear hug down in ft. pierce, florida, scott van duzer, the owner of the pizzeria. and we'll also have news on the rare and terrifying twisters hitting new york. hundreds of severe storm reports over the weekend. look at that. and also at the u.s. open women's final delayed by the tornadoes but when serena williams hit the court, boy, what a match. it was this close. she pulled it off. she'll tell us about that moment in her first live interview. >> you were there? >> yeah, i had a chance to witness the magic. >> let's begin with the teachers' strike, josh is here.
>> hul comblge implications, te are on strike, after failing to reach a deal on reform pushed by mayor rahm emanuel. 29,000 teachers off the job. nearly 400,000 students in limbo. their parents scrambling to find day care, among other things. alex perez is on the picture lines in the city right now. good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. many teachers already on the picture lines here. this is a major collision between mayor rahm emanuel who is obama's former chief of staff and what happens here to impact education reform across the country. now, the city has enacted an emergency contingency plan. 144 schools are open for students, five hours today. that's solidarity here for the protesters, the strikers. but 144 schools are open for about five hours today. they will be provides breakfast
and lunch to these students, but other than that, parents are pretty much on their own. so all eyes, as far as labor movement, on this strike right now, the last time there was a teachers' strike here in chicago was 1987. 25 years ago. that strike lasted 19 days. most here are hoping this strike will not last that long. josh? >> we'll have updates all morning long. thank you for that. meanwhile, a tragedy as president obama was campaigning in florida. a police officer on a motorcycle escorting the president's motorcade in west palm beach was hit by a pickup truck and killed. the president did not witness the accident. dramatic rescue off the coast of california. father and son had to have a dramatic rescue. after the plane began to sink and overturn. thankfully, the emergency beacon was working. the coast guard was on the scene and hoisted the men to safety.
they were not hurt. the plane is now on the ocean bottom. and it was the largest government bailout stemming from the financial crisis and now the taxpayers are getting more of their money back. the u.s. treasury selling at least $18 billion in shares of the massive insurance company aig. that means the government will no longer be the majority stakeholder and may even turn a profit on the sale. and thousands of people along the east coast are without power. parts of new york city are busy cleaning up this morning after two extraordinarily rare tornados. abc's meteorologist ginger zee is here to show us exactly what happened. >> that's a severe weather report from oklahoma to maine, including the two big apple tornadoes. from the distance, you can see the tornado ripping along the coast of new york city, sending debris, even rooftops flying. the first of two urban twisters. the storm hit the new york metro
area saturday. its 70-mile-per-hour winds tearing right through this club. >> it just threw everything around like matches like they were paper. >> reporter: the second tornado passed in even stronger wards with winds up to 100 miles per hour. slamming in less than ten minutes later. >> there was a super wind. only way to describe it. like it was sucking you up. >> reporter: bypassers catch these moments. 20,000 tennis fans evacuated as the storms moved near the tennis tournament. here's the great news, josh, we have much more pleasant and less stormy weather behind. meanwhile, nfl news, finally, week one. by the way, peyton manning back, after missing all of last season undergoing four different neck surgeries. he proved why he is a four-time mvp. two touchdowns in his debut with
the denner broncos as they rolled the steelers at home. 31-19.the highlight of the day, they call this in the news business, a kicker. and boy was it, a 63-yard field goal from san francisco kicker david akers, as you can see there, off the cross bar and over. 63 yards and 1 foot. tying a league record, the niners beat the packers 30-22. and nobody's worried, my fantasy team is looking real good in week one. i need a big day out of ray rice. a race for the white house now. with both conventions wrapped both candidates are barn storming through the battleground, and president brs obama has seen the first sign of a bounce. it's "your voice your vote." david muir is in columbus, ohio, with the romney campaign. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. as you know, that same gallup
poll had mitt romney up by a point before the convention, now afterwards, as you point out, the presidt opening up that five-point lead which is why romney is coming to the battleground today. no republican winning the white house without ohio. fresh off the new poll numbers, president obama in florida giving a different kind of lift. the owner of a pizza shoplifting the president a foot off the floor. the other registered republican telling the president he voted for him before and will again. the kind of voters that are swayable. something new for romney after months of hearing this -- >> we're going to stop on day one. we're going to get rid of obama care. >> reporter: romney says there are parts of obama care he likes. >> i'm not getting rid of health care reform, of course. there are a number of things i like. one is to be sure that those with preexisting conditions can get coverage. >> reporter: the president trying to take the coverage off the job numbers.
>> you already have a deficit, you add a5 trillion in new tax cuts, $2 trillion in new defense spending and somehow, you're going to close the deficit without raising tax on the middle class family. they did not take their arithmetic course. >> reporter: george asked paul ryan about that math. >> the best way do that is show the framework, the outline and work with congress. that's how you get things done. >> isn't that a secret plan? >> no, no, what we don't want is a secret plan. >> why not say right now -- >> because we want to have this -- george, because we want to have this debate in the public. >> reporter: and mrs. romney fighting back against the notion the romneys don't know what it's like to struggle. >> it's been a teacher. it's been a kind of cruel teacher. for people to think we don't have empathy because we're not suffering like their suffering is ridiculous. on that answer about health care, we pushed the campaign
overnight and they tell us there's a distinction here. president obama's health care requires insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions. at the them mitt romney would put it on the state to buy health insurance. that's a key thing that will be debated in the few weeks to go. >> thanks very. george, to a major health head line just before tomorrow's september 11th anniversary. for the first time, the government is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of that toxic rubble. >> amy, good morning. this has been an 11-year fight with the resolution now expected just in time for tomorrow's anniversary. >> reporter: when the towers fell, thousands of first responders, police, fire, emts and volunteers rushed to the scene, manyorking there for months. in the years that followed, many of them, as well as many of the
people who live near the site, argue that the toxins from ground zero gave them cancer. >> they knew the air wasn't safe, notwithstanding what the epa was saying. but it didn't matter. >> reporter: as they pushed back on paying the medical bills, arguing there was no proof now, though, a turnabout, faced with new evidence that 50 cancers will be suffered by a $2.77 billion fund set up by compensation. >> the first responders there for us, we're now going to be there for them. we're going to compensate them. we're going to help provide treatment. >> this gets tricky, though. this is not a magic the ruling means many new people will come forward, but the size of the fund is not increasing. it could get implicated. >> thanks very much. now, to florida when one
neighbor got a surprise when a pet monkey ran away from his home and dodged authorities for hours. attacking at least one person before he was caught. john schiffren joins us from stanford with the details. >> reporter: good morning, the owner said his monkey became so strong, he actually had to install a second layer of chain-link fences behind the cage. behind this home. yesterday, this sunday, the monkey was able to escape again. police chased behind him and for more than four hours, terrorizing this florida neighborhoods. the first reports came into police around 2:00 p.m. sunday afternoon-this sanford, florida, neighborhood in chaos. a 4-year-old pig tail macat was on the loose. >> he nicked my arm. >> reporter: neighbors say the
monkey jumped on cars, perched on rooftops and satellite dishes. >> it lunged at my leg. i kicked it. it did back off. >> reporter: the monkey named zee is a pet. his owner said the annual got free of its backyard cage. >> he ripped this chain back this way. pushed that chain up. and ripped the stanchion s off the railing. >> reporter: as the animal descended, police chased. it comes on the heels of a similar incident in las vegas. >> another chimpanzee escape. >> reporter: when two pet chimps escaped from enclosures. >> they are wandering down the street. they are dangerous. bring shotguns. they are wild animals. >> reporter: that chase ended badly with authorities killing one of the chimps.
fortunately for zeke and the rest of florida, he's now safely back in captivity. last month, his owner was cited by the state wildlife commission, now he says he'll have to take zeke to an animal rescue. and now to that strange mystery virus grabbing headlines. the hantavirus in a new place. the texas community featured on "hoarders." >> reporter: if you've ever watched one of those reality shows about hoarding and thought there could be a deadly disease lurking under all that junk. >> move at your own risk. >> reporter: well, you might be right. at least in this house in the pricey-planned community of the woodlands north of houston. a woman cleaning the home for a future episode of tlc's "hoarding: buried alive" caught
the hanta disease. >> hanta is spread, it goes into the air. it goes into the air, it's breathed in and it affects the lungs. >> reporter: the virus is fatal up to half the time. the woman is recovering, but this morning, a deputy sits outside the house to make sure everyone stays a safe distance away. as many as 30 people between cleanup and film crews were in the home the last couple of weeks. >> that house is made to course for that type of thing. not any cleaning it getting done. >> reporter: this owner died from the same virus after staying in infested cabins. tens of thousands of other tourists were warn to watch for symptoms. the producers of "hoarding" refused to comment on the latest case, but hopes that the home they feeatured made it, not not how they planned. and we turn to will and kate
on the road. after a romantic weekend in france, the royal couple is touring. abc's bob woodruff joining us from their first stop in singapore. >> reporter: good morning, after. spending four days in a secluded chateau in france, william and kate will be here. the glamorous couple is planning to celebrate the queen's jubilee in some of the world's most excellent adventures. the duke and duchess will hit four countries, it is the third official trip since the wedding. thousands turned out for just a glimpse during the first voyage in canada and california. >> kate has just has such a big response to the couple, they've become mega stars, wherever they are, tour ago broad. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge is expected to show
off the clothes from her favorite outfits, possibly, 30 outfits, along with the tiara said to be on loan from the queen. >> she's young. she's a attractive and glamorous. >> reporter: in singapore's botanic gardens they will visit a garden. in the caribbean, harry is now in duty in afghanistan. this will be kate's time to shine. giving her first overseas speech on thursday at a hospice in malaysia. many hoping she will wow the crowds as she did earlier this year. >> i'm really sorry that william is not here today. he would love it here. >> the couple will receive a south pacific welcome at their
last stop where they will be honored in a gar lynn-conferred canoe. >> i love that line about prince harry. >> well, there's so much to be said. what will she be wearing not what she won't be talking about. >> ginger zee. >> hi, everybody. i want to start with the tropical weather. a stormy sunday in bermuda. luckily, tropical storm leslie didn't do a whole bunch of damage, what it will do is shove a bunch of water our way. that means rip currents from the east coast to our friends in canada. speaking of our friends in canada, "a," thanks to this cold arab, oh, my goodness, i brought a jacket to work. the coolest in new york city since june 26th. 2 1/2 months it has not been this cold. there are some frost advisories
>> you want to talk about a place that isn't going to be cold today, they will likely break a record here in denver at 97 degrees. the average this time of year, 81. so a whole lot above average. and then it's windy and really hot in parts of montana and idaho. we're going to talk fire danger. we've got video, too. coming up here on "gma," big alarm at miley cyrus' house. the stalker. and shocking video caught on tape. we'll show you what happened next. and an epic match for serena williams. winning the u.s. open, now she's
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♪ ♪ hit me with your best shot why don't you hit me with your best shot ♪ that's a nice point right there. serena williams fell to the ground. huge victory for her. it was an epic match, and lara is going to talk to her all about it. good morning, america. happy to have amy robach with us here. robin begins her medical treatment. and we'll share all of that later. and new details about that terrifying scene with mili sire cu
mil miley crier russ and a stalker. and the 11-year-old speaking out exclusively two months after the attack. why he says he refused to be scared. >> that's a great attitude. also, what is the story behind this video. >> oh. >> the kid getting right up close with a bison. >> they're not refusing to be scared. >> yeah, in yellowstone. after an adult wisely encouraged the child to make friends with the bison. >> there's a whole group of kids up there. >> that's crazy. but that's not "the play of the day." first, let's get to that alleged stalking incident involving miley cyrus. a 40-year-old man jumping the fence. it was all caught on tape. abc's linsey davis joining us. >> reporter: good morning, amy. police say the best way to describe this man is delusional.
he's in jail, charged with trespassing. after brand dishing a pair of scissors claiming to be her husband. all after jumping a fence. caught on tape. police respond to a 911 call of a prowler at the hollywood home of miley cyrus. a man claiming he was a friend of the 19-year-old singer was reportedly lighting candles and throwing himself against the outside wall of the gated property. >> we attempted to make contact with him. have him step out. he didn't respond to our commands at first. >> reporter: after finally emerging from the bushes, he gave himself up. >> keep your hands on the wall. keep your hands on the wall. >> reporter: the man said he was 40-year-old jason luis rivera, an identity the police have yet to confirm. reportedly a transient. he not only told the police that he and the police were longtime
friends but also married. >> i am. she's my wife. >> reporter: luckily, miley wasn't home as the 4:00 a.m. incident unfolded. >> got any weapons on you? >> scissors. >> reporter: they also found something even more bizarre. a giant red heart necklace hanging around his neck. >> celebrity stalkers known, they see the celebrity on tv, they see them on movies and they begin to think they have a relationship. >> reporter: this is the third time. last march, a 36-year-old pleaded guilty to loitering after lurking near her house in the middle of the night. in 2009, 53-year-old mark mccloud who reportedly thought he and cyrus were engaged an he
repeatedly tried to contact her after her movie. "the last song." and just last week, guns were drawn after a report of that. cyrus just can't get away from the stalker. and now we have encouraging update on the 11-year-old young man we told you about in july. the 17-year-old made a split-second decision to sacrifice his right arm. he's back in school with the best attitude ever. matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: it was a moment of hour. >> i gator just got my friend in the water. i told him to get back in when the gator's coming after me. >> reporter: in july, this 11-foot gator clamped 17-year-old fred's arm.
fred to make a split second life or death decision. >> when he started to do it, i thought, here's my chance. >> reporter: he moved to safety. >> he came up out of the water like superman. >> i came over here. there's a big old spiderweb. i put it over my arm. i came up here and put my arm between my legs. >> reporter: he stopped the blood so well he didn't even need a transfusion. the next day, his attitude. >> i'm still alive. my brothers are still alive. >> reporter: this morning, he has a new arm. fitted last week by technicians with a prosthetic limb that allows him to grab, grip on something as small.
to test that new hand, the high school senior volunteered to take us out on his beloved air boat. he's one handed as he drives. out there on the water, he drives with his feet and keeps his rifle nearly. gators still a threat. back at the site of the attack, fred refuses to be scared. >> no fear of gators, huh? >> no. >> what can you do that you couldn't do a couple of days when you got it? >> i can finally button my jeans by myself. >> simple things? >> simple things. >> fantastic story. >> smile on his face throughout the whole thing which is remarkable. good morning, everyone, as pleasant as it is here in the northeast after all the storms this weekend, big fires out in the west. this is a picture from what my twitter followers sent me from yellowstone. we also have video from jackson hole, wyoming. 25 fires burning.
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serena williams wasn't first success with victoria azarenka. but just amazing, shifting back and forth, almost going to a tiebreaker before williams finally won seven games to five. and we are thrilled to have her with us for her first interview this morning. congratulations. >> thank you. >> big smile. with the hardware, too. >> oh, my gosh, it's such a good feeling. >> two points away from having to go to a tiebreak. you manage to turn it around. you crumble on to the court. tell me about that moment. >> it was such a great moment. i thought i had a chance to have a match point earlier. i went for maybe too much. i thought, okay. i'm just going to make my return and get involved in the lone rally. and the next thing you know, the ball went out. and i was overwhelmed with the match. and it was over all of a sudden. it seemed to be over. >> yeah. and that moment was just glorious to watch.
you are jumping around like a little girl. this is your fourth time winning u.s. open. what does it mean this time? >> it's awesome because i, you know, have had so many tribulations that i've gone through in the past, you know, year or so. so it was really awesome for me to come on top, come full circle winning wimbledon, winning the olympic gold. >> it's been quite a summer. >> it's been a great summer. i don't know. it's such a thrill. it's so exciting. it still hasn't quite set in. >> anybody who was watching i think thought you were going to make quick work of azarenka. 6-2 in the first. it was really quick. i thought i'm going to be home on time. all of a sudden, turned around. what happened in that second set? >> i have to go back and look. i think azarenka started playing really, really well. started making more shots. i started making errors. she was doing so well. able to come back. >> look at you watching it. at the beginning of the third,
your mom yelled from your box "settle down." can you hear her when she does that? >> i can hear her. it was so loud yesterday. normally, i always hear my mom. yesterday, it was so loud. i heard her. i thought, gosh, what is she saying? what is she saying? i couldn't quite hear it. >> one thing you could have definitely heard is your opponent. we have a little tape here. let's roll the tape, shall we? you know, it's so funny again, even during the match, i thought, i wasn't sure if i was grunting loud or she was. i thought i didn't hear her as much. it was weird. i was so focused and so zoned, i didn't hear that. >> you didn't hear that? >> i didn't hear that. >> it became a chorus, people trying to duplicate it.
>> i usually i hear her grunting, but this particular match, i didn't hear it at all. >> congratulations. we wish you nothing but the best. >> thank you. >> what's next? i guess we'll find out? >> we'll find out. hopefully, i'll keep doing my best and hopefully, i'll get a few more of these guys. i don't know. i don't flow. i'm taking it all in. >> as well you should. well deserve. >> thank you very much. >> a very enjoyable experience. serena williams, everybody. u.s. open champ. hey, coming up, the program continues with the mom who danced her kid back to school. remember this video? we're going to talk to her live. and josh's very successful "the play of the day." stay with us. there's a kick to it. there's a pop. wahlalalalallala! pepper, but not pepper, i'm getting like, pep-pepper. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, zip zip zip zip zip! i'm literally getting zinged by the flavor. smooth, but crisp. velvety.
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this is going to continue in to the afternoon. plenty of blue skies to be had this morning. we had the temperature coming in at 60 degrees, the dew point 56. we are dealing with very dry air, funneling in, northwest winds at 5-10 miles an hour. that will continue to persist throughout the day. a check of the hour by hour forecast as we go in to lunchtime, 74 degrees. a high around 77. the sunshine will continue across the board, temperatures in the low 80s. now a check of the traffic with loren. good morning, great forecast for the game. a lot of problems out on the roads. expect delays through the fort mc henry. a disabled car along the southbound lanes of 95. speeds at 18 miles per hour. if u headed to the beltway, crash on the inner loop, reisterstown road. wilkins af, dealing with a disabled car. expect a lot of congestion traveling the west side of the beltway. more problems on harrisburg
♪ good morning look at that crowd enjoying the first hints of fall here in times square, new york city. lots of celebration. and also, you should know that robin's going to begin her medical treatment this morning. we celebrated last night with robin. shh, don't tell my boss i'm late with my "gma" family. we're all thinking. robin this morning. happy to have amy robach in with us. and, robin, this is for you. josh can do some pet icks. >> oh, boy, here you go.
>> what is that, josh? >> she got into my ear, and actually pulled the feed out. that's good. that would have been a $1,000 breakfast for you. >> this is a kinkajou. >> it's also known as a honey bear. or very, very active fellow. >> it's a girl, right? >> it's a girl. >> oh no! >> oh, no! >> yes, that happens. >> on live television. >> oh. >> a little present. >> we're laughing right now. >> oh! >> you know what, i'm usually not this merciful, but we're going to move on. >> let's move on. the original "bachelorette" looking for love almost a decade
after tying the knot with ryan suter, here to talk about making marriage work, parenthood and she's speaking out about her plastic surgery makeover. >> josh, the things you'll do go viral. >> oh, no. >> we'll just clip that and get that to you. >> yeah. >> oh, wow. also, coming up on the show, hey, we're just hours now from katie couric's new show. she's launching the talk show today. katie is on her set. there she is, looking gorgeous. she's going to give us a sneak peek and fill us in on her biggests. and jennifer hudson is here live to talk about her new clothing line. hello, jennifer hudson. and switching gears, josh elliott is going to provide it. >> sort of thing, first of all, lovely time, as we send robin off on her big day. robin that was for you. i hope you can see it between
your toes. we're going to get to breaking news, watching closely across the country, 29,000 teachers now have gone on strike after failing to reach a deal over health benefits and new evaluation benefits. the new form pushed by rahm emanuel. the strike means no classes for roughly 400,000 students and could mean implications for reform nationwide. and on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the united states is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of toxins. the government is about to announce that about 50 types of cancers will be compensated by a fund. and now there's outrage on the new costs at the memorial center.
the new estimate finds it will cost roughly $60 million a year to operate. local officials are now appealing for more government subsidies. and new numbers out this morning, show that president obama is taking a small lead over mitt romney in the race for president. and also in the race for cash, $114 million in august, surpassing romney for the first time since last spring. the president taking a day off the campaign trail today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. on sunday, romney said there are elements of the president's health care law that he would keep. he also claims from the white house that he's changed his position. also, fire crews in central washington state are battling dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning. the largest fire now 50% contained. as ginger said this morning, they will not get a break there in the weather there, however, today. and a video that has a lot of people angry, including the
officials at yellowstone national park. the adults there actually urged the kids to touch the bison who did as bison watching the group charges the group. chasing that small child. the man of the group, laughing, however, inexplicably making no effort to help the boy. park authorities say it is a miracle that no one was injured or killed here. so don't play with the bisons or in the mornings, the kinkajous. and embarrassing for the quarterback, the first game, and it hadn't started yet. brandon weeden warming up, starting quarterbacks for the cleveland browns when they unfurl the giant american flag. disappeared for a while. perhaps, though, he may have won his stay under said flag. you know what, things happen, people. >> and it's really how you
handle them. >> it is. >> what's going to happen? >> it's how we rise up. >> and you did it beautifully. >> thank you. >> can't top that but i'll try with "pop news." good morning, everybody. big wedding news, "people" magazine is reporting that gossip star blake lively is now mrs. ryan reynolds. the couple got married at a south carolina plantation, blake's friends florence welch the machine performed three songs at the reception. blake and ryan have a house in bedford, new york, after meeting on the set of "the green lantern." and it cannot be easy getting a runway show ready for new york fashion week even if you're victoria beckham. just before the show, she tweeted this saying after three hours of sleep, i felt like an old bag. these are shots from her collection. let's slow down and really enjoy
the moment here. the show was a huge hit emphasizing body-hugging, waist-cinching clothes. and there's the best of all, her husband david in the front row cheering her on. remember all the fun we used to have with twister, everybody? >> oh, twister, the game? >> george still has fun with twister. you can, too, now, britney spears wanting to bring it to the next generation. twister 2.0, has a remix video with brit walking into a dance studio, drop something spots and then rocking those said spots surrounded by teen dancers. britney is on the roll these days in addition to the deal with twister and on "x-factor." >> there's no reason, but it was fun to do. and finally, murray, andy murray, he may have won gold in
the olympics and have made it to the finals of the u.s. open but for andy murray's mom, judy, well, this may have been the highlight of her year so far. take a look. >> sorry to interrupt. >> you smell of wine. >> he made me have wine! >> smelling booze on his mom's breath, and she blames 007 along with andy murray's mom judy there is alex ferguson, the famous soccer coach. the scotland two hottest, they'll cheer him on in today's final. wishing you the best of luck, andy. let's get weather from ginger zee. >> hi, good morning, everybody. really a lively crowd. it's cool out here. some of the coldest air in 2 1/2 months. i want to say good morning to -- who are we saying happy birthday to?
>> i'm saying hap birthday to my mom. mom, i love you, thanks for being the most inspiring person in the world. >> very short time to show you this quickly, cooler air in the southeast. in the southwest, we're having an issue, quite a bit of rain and thunderstorms. even in the mount >> so they had the celebrations in l.a. over there. they're saying good morning,
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back then he was trista rehn. she hit and fell in love with ryan sutter on the show. they made history as the first "bachelorette" wedding. after nine years of marriage and two kids, the soon to be 40-year-old starlet decided to give herself an early birthday present. a bikini body makeover to feel pretty again. deciding on a breast lift and eye implant for an eyelid that she thought, quote, was a droopy eye. and the final result, this was her bikini body before. and here it is after. making a not mom even hotter as hubby ryan sutter had no complaints before, we're sure he definitely doesn't have any now. and we are here to welcome ryan and trista sutter.
thanks for being here this morning. trista, i'm going to ask the question that every lady asks. you looked amazing beforehand. what made you decide to make this decision? >> well, you know, i nursed both of my kids for a year, and literally, they were just deflated. they were deflated. that's what happens, if you ask any mom. and i wanted a little more self-confidence. i wanted to feel sexy for my husband. >> did you feel pressure at all? >> no, not at all. no, no, he would have loved me -- >> a little pressure. >> no, i didn't feel any pressure. i just wanted to do it for myself. >> ryan, what did you think of the transformation? you're happy with the results? >> i'm happy with the results? >> obviously, i love her more, the same, the same as before. but i may be love one section of her. >> there's a little more to love now, right? >> yeah. >> trista, you mentioned you had some complications after
surgery. tell us what happened? >> i actually ended up with allergies. i ended up with a full-body rash that itched like crazy. i was then put on prednisone and felt superdepressed. like postpartum depression. i was sad. >> was it worth it? >> it was worth it. >> would you give other women advice? >> no, that there can be complications going into it. really research your surgeon and know what's going on beforehand. >> you look great, before and after. "bachelorette" you were watching some of the season when you were on? do you watch the show, do you like the show? >> i watch. and i know the finale is on tonight. that's kind of my life. >> ryan? >> i like the show. but i don't watch it. >> you don't watch it. >> all right. our good friend kelly ripa said going to fiji is not marriage. going to costco is marriage.
what is the secret to your success? because you are the only successful marriage. >> marriage, i guess. >> -- marriage that came out of "the bachelorette." >> for me, it's commitment, knowing that divorce is not an option. you work through the hard times, and you celebrate the good times. and it's just enjoying the every day and loving being with my best friend, for me. >> yeah, i think you have to embrace the entire experience. it's not always going to be easy. certainly, i've done my share of things to mess things up. we work through those. >> at least the camera isn't rolling anymore during those times. >> right. >> we really admire your love story. it's beautiful. you guys both look great. by the way, thanks for coming on the show. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having us. >> lara, you were at their wedding. >> oh! >> congratulations, you two. yes, i was.
we move on to kristen stewart. she is speaking out for the first time since the high-profile split from "twilight" star robert pattinson while promoting her latest movie. and stewart talked about their rift and whether or not it affected their professional relationship. take a look. in the first public appearance since splitting with boyfriend robert pattinson, fans refused to hold back their love for kristen stewart while the mega star was promoting the movie on the road, her ex was with the rest of the "twilight" cast. the exes will reunite to promote the final "twilight" in november. and for the first time, stewart is speaking out, telling the associated press that she's confident they'll be able to handle the pressure,
professionally. saying we're going to be fine. we're totally fine. fine is more than a glimmer of hope for twi-hards who spots stewart wearing what appears to be her ex's t-shirt and his baltimore orioles hat on the way home. but will the two be fine on the red carpet after tuesday's release of "snow white & the huntsman." it features rupert. >> we know he was gushing about her performance. >> reporter: when the photos emerged, stewart issued a public apology to pattinson. >> how are you doing these days? >> very good. >> reporter: meanwhile, pattinson has also been on the road, stopping by "gma" to promote his own film.
>> i'm not interested in trying to sell my personal life. >> is there any way to try to get used to all of this? >> no, i don't think so. if you stop getting used to it, that means you're going crazy. >> and now we're just hours away from the launch of "katie." katie couric's launch of her brand-new show on the new set. katie, it's finally here, are you ready for this day? >> oh, george. of course, i'm ready. i'm ready already. you heard the music in the background. that's sheryl crow's theme song she wrote and recorded for us. so everybody around here is saying, are you ready for this day. but i think we all are and we're very excited, george. >> and you've got so many things planned for the first week. >> that's right, sheryl is going to stop by and jessica simpson will be here as well. the first tv interview since she
had her baby in may. of course, she's gotten a lot of publicity for the weight gain during her pregnancy and a lot of snarky tabloid headlines. i'm looking forward to talking to her. amy copeland, you know amy's story, george, she barely survived the flesh eating bacteria. i have to be honest, she's one of the most inspiring people i've ever met. her spirit and determination is just completely overwhelming. and also, heidi klum. we interviewed heidi last week. and she's been in the news a lot. with seal has had some things to say about heidi. and she really was incredibly candid and revealing when she talked with me. that's next week. jennifer lopez. and we have "fifty shades of grey," her husband said fifty shades of yea. i know lara loves that book. we're so excited.
>> you've been working so hard. that is an amazing all-star lineup. i know you had a lot to do with the set. show us around real quick. >> real quickly, this set was designed by this incredible man named michael potauk. and we call this the beam, we can have an empty stage on this come out which is basically a seating area, so if i'm going to have an intimate conversation with somebody, we can do that. i don't know if you can see behind me, we can change the light color. turn it into a disco if we want. i know you guys are new media you're not the only people in town with the touch screen, we want to make sure we stay in touch with people through social media. we've got our touch screen to keep in touch with people on twitter, facebook, and
katiecouric.com. >> it must be exciting to create something brand new? >> it really was. by the way, i feel like vanna white, george. it was really exciting. we put a staff together. we got to build the set. even more importantly, we got to establish what we wanted to do here. what the tone would be. the guest we would want to have, the sense of community we want to develop through this show. we've got such a great variety of topics and guests. you know, it's been really fun. for all of us, it's kind of an emotional day because we've been here from the beginning to see us go from sitting around the table saying, hey, maybe we should do a show to actually come to fruition with guests, it's exciting. >> and the news as well? >> i think one of the great things about the show -- do you like how i walk in front of this -- >> i do. >> when news happen, when there's a big story, we tape the day of. so if we want to blow out the show, if there's a big story, say, like a tragedy in aurora,
colorado, and we want to take a look at what happened, we can take a look at that because we love covering breaking news as well. when warranted, we're definitely going to do that. >> you've done everything in television news right now. how is this different? >> well, it's a start-up. and i think it's because you're creating something from scratch, as much as i love working for networks, we don't have a lot of bureaucrats breathing down our necks telling us what to do. so we have a lot of creative freedom and i think that's what makes this so exciting. there are no rules here, as far as we're concerned. >> that is exciting. we're all excited for you. i know it's a big, big hit. a lot of abc stations. katie, thanks a lot. coming up here, jennifer hudson will be live in the studio. there she is right now.
an arrest in a murder in parkville, hayward tries is charged in the stabbing death of jones. >> jones was a security guard at td's bar. tries swoined in on a brawl that started in a fight between two women. joan us stabbed multiple times while trying to break up the fight. good morning, check out what is going on in ijamsville, blue skies. picture perfect day. enjoy every bit of it. the temperature coming this at 61 degrees, the dew point 51. feeling cool outside, nice and
crisp, no type of complaints. hour by hour, by lunchtime, 74 degrees, sunshine, 77 degrees in to the 3:00 time frame. things looking good with sunshine in the forecast. let's get a check of the traffic with loren cook. we are dealing with several accidents, crash 795, along the southbound lanes, owings mills boulevard. more problems 695, an accident at reisterstown road. a live look at the southwest corner of the beltway, wilkins avenue. there are more problems on 95, disabled car blocking a center southbound lane at eastern avenue and northeast baltimore on harford at 32nd street. katie couric's new talk show will air today.
we're all thinking of robin this morning. we should mention little big town is about to perform a new song from theiruch anticipated album. >> i don't know, the theme song from "good afternoon america." >> where do you go from there. >> also fun, watching josh navigate jk hanna's animals. you may have seen it -- >> oh, no! >> do we need to see that? >> wardrobe change. kinkajou number two, wardrobe change. >> are you thinking back to the kinkajou segment? >> no. also, join us tomorrow, jessica simpson will be here sitting in for robin as she steps along her journey. >> fantastic. >> we're also looking forward to this. come on over with me.
a friend of the show. grammys, you know, fashion designer now. >> yes. >> to your resume. >> it's new. >> it's very, very busy. on top of all of it, motherhood. how is baby david? >> he is amazing. he's 3 now. he's not a baby anymore. >> oh, no. >> yeah, i'm a big boy, that's what he says. >> how did you celebrate? >> oh, my god, we had the best time for his birthday. i forget the place we went to. it was so fun. the kids, by the way, go sit down, we need to play. >> how do you juggle it? the single career, the acting career, the fashion mind and being a very pleasant mom. >> you know, i feel like there's not a lot i can do to be as present as i want to be as a mom. i'm blessed to take him everywhere i go. you know, he comes to work with mommy. when it's mommy duty, it's just me and my munchkin, and it's us
all day. then i like to take everything else and try one step at a time. day by day, you know. >> that was a bit of your mantra with your weight loss. your great weight loss success with weight watchers. how is that going? >> it's amazing. i think weight watchers is the greatest thing ever created, to be honest. it's a blessing. >> you're proof pod that it can, one step at a time, right? >> one step at a time. >> is it true for your upcoming wedding that you're designing your own wedding dress? >> i did. >> any hints? >> it's three parts to it. it has a grand entrance. >> is it like a breakaway? >> yeah. it kind of has that moment. >> you know what i'm talking about, right? >> yes, i know very much. it's already done. >> we need to see that up close and personal when that happens. you're also going to see some
fashions from your new line. i love you and your cute fiance. tell me about this line that you're doing? >> i'm launching it with qvc and the one jennifer hudson collection. and i'm excited about it. it's the red carpet looks and you're like, my gosh, i wish i could wear that, but i can't afford it. it can be cute and comfortable. why does beauty have to hurt? i wanted to make something that's flexible and wearable. also for mothers. businesswomen. women, we wear many hats. >> we sure do. let's see some of those hats right now. >> yeah. >> where is the fashion? >> they're right here, behind you. >> tell me about this one. >> oh, my goodness. so this is -- it's more of a street look. also one thing i wanted to focus on is being able to show you -- sometimes, we want to be covered.
sometimes, we don't feel -- >> it's sexy without trying, though, with the skinny pants. >> it's sexy, it's sleek, it's cute, it's comfortable. it's cozy. all of those things and it's classy at the same time. and it's an easy wear. >> oh, i love this. animal prints. >> see, this will work every time. i wanted everything -- i want my size 16 too look as good as my size 6. in making each piece, i kept that in mind. if i wore a size 16, would it look as good as a size 6. >> it's so flattering. >> she looks amazing. it's so sexy. it's flattering. it's forgiving. it's all of that. >> you nailed that. i love the jacket. >> the jacket, right. >> this is cozy. >> i'm a chicago girl, it's always cold. we walk around in bulky looks all the time. this is a piece, where like, make it cute, make it flirty,
make it fitted where your jacket feels like a part of your clothing, you know? >> yeah. how many pieces in the line? >> oh, gosh, right now i have about eight. >> you can check out more on qvc? >> qvc tonight. >> qvc tonight with her looks and accessories from her collection. make sure you tune in. everybody, jennifer hudson with her clothing. and on that note, we're going to throw to ginger zee to look at the weather. >> love those outfits. i want to have a wedding dress. i'll have to check it out. where are you from? >> laguna niguel, california. >> rain, they broke the record last night. look at the temperatures there. the 60s in the pacific northwest. finally, i want to show you the heat there in the mid-south and southwest. midland there. 9 90. 97.
denver will break a record, 81. >> this weather report brought to you by usaa. i want to say one more thing. you are used to cold, right? >> yes, we are. >> from? >> duluth, minnesota. >> "good morning america" in duluth. >> and about to be coat town here. josh may need a lab coat or plastic gear because stu
want to hear from the tiger handler before you go on the air "we're going to try this." director of emeritus from the columbus do, jack hanna is live with us. siberian cubs, they look so gentle, but what? >> we all know what happened last year. the siberian tigers, maybe 500 in the world. george as waiting the bengal tire is maybe 400 pounds, these get to be up to 600 pounds. they're the largest tiger in the world. i'm sorry to say, these animals have chips in them. these animals will end up in australia or europe. >> how old are they? >> 6 months old. >> we've seen at one time, their stomachs explode. cats eat, leave it for the vulgars but they'll come back a
week or two. th can swim on top of the water, under the water. the power of these animals i've seen a bengal tiger take down an animal in less than ten seconds. >> they're calm here, though. >> they're beautiful. if you look at the stripes. if you had a bengal tiger here you would notice the difference in the stripes. >> no two stripes are alike, right? >> correct. but a different pattern. in the back, see the spots. eating something, something may be attacking it, they'll say, oh, he's looking backwards. >> wow, they're beautiful. >> every time i see these animals, i can't believe it. tigers, the most magnificent species there are. >> they really are. >> and look at these. >> this is just -- i don't know if i've ever seen an of tstrich before. >> leet. >> exactly. if you look at the foot of this thing, you'll notice that that
foot there, a big ostrich, that thing is huge. people think they're smart -- i love ostrich, their brain is so small. they can go about 40 miles an hour. the male helps sit on the eggs. they're sitting on the eggs and they have their head down. their head's not really buried in the sand. they're an inquisitive creature. they can go very fast. >> when he looks at you here, it seems like -- >> okay. >> yeah, don't -- oh, yeah. their eggs, by the way, go up to five pounds. i go down with them, they actually feed their families from one egg and they use that as an canteen. >> what do they feed on? what do they eat? >> people -- no, grasses and things like that. >> now, let's get back to josh. we saw the kinkajou. >> exactly. >> josh -- i saw that -- i saw
that for josh. here you go. >> oh. >> should be fun. >> the kinkajou is a nocturnal creature. they live in south america. they get in a beehive, the fur is so thick that a bee cannot penetrate this underneath the honey. the fur turns green. like a big blob. >> he likes gray. >> he likes you. >> that tail is long, like a opossum's tail. >> he uses it as a hand. like balance. >> they're found in south america. >> do you want to jump? >> i can only afford one suit here. >> thank you, jack. >> a lot more animal fun on jack
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back now with the country group little big town. the high water mark for this band that can tell you the theme song for "good afternoon america" dearly departed. nominated for three vocal awards and single of the year. the album drops and they join us now. guys, first of all, congratulations on the theme song. how does it feel? i mean that is some serious exhibition. >> oh, man, it's amazing. we've had a really good week. >> yes. >> which one means the most of those?
>> well, it was the band's first number one record so that's a pretty big milestone for us. >> 13 years. >> that's the thing. you're an overnight sensation, 13 years. how does it feel for "pontoon" to go number one. one of the hot songs of the summer as 13 years as a group? >> it's unbelievable. but we couldn't be more grateful for the journey. that's what it's all about. we're having the best time of our live, man. >> that's awesome. we're very happy to have you here. you're forever a friend of the program. will you play the hit that we've heard about. it's off this album "tornado." it is "pontoon" everybody, little big town. ♪ back this hitch up into the water untie all the cables and
rope ♪ step onto the astroturf get yourself a cousy ♪ ♪ let's go who said anything about skin floatin' is all i wanna do ♪ you can climb the ladder just don't rock the boat while i barbecue ♪ ♪ on the pontoon makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof jumpin' out the back don't about like you don't want to ♪ ♪ party in slow motion out here in the open mmm motor boatin' ♪ ♪ reach your hand down into the
cooler don't drink it if the mountains aren't blue ♪ try to keep did steady as you recline on your black innertube ♪ ♪ pontoon makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof ♪ jumpin' out the back don't act like you don't want to ♪ ♪ party in slow motion out here in the open mmmm motorboatin' ♪ ♪ hoo hoo hoo ♪ ♪ five-mile-an-hour with
aluminum side wood panelin' with a water slide ♪ can't beat the heat so let's take a ride ♪ ♪ on the pontoon makin' waves and catchin' rays up on the roof ♪ jumpin' out the back don't act like you don't want to ♪ ♪ party in slow motion i'm out here in the open mmmmm motorboatin' ♪ ♪ on the pontoon hoo hoo hoo ♪ on the pontoon hoo hoo hoo ♪ back this hitch out into the water on the pontoon hoo hoo hoo ♪
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afternoon. go behind the scenes by going goodmorningamerica.com. and tomorrow, jessica simpson, she's the first guest host and richard gere will be here live. >> and what do you say we get a sendoff live from little big town. ♪ ♪ my baby got a song to sing while the crickets in doing that front porch thing ♪ ♪ singing singing a feel-good tune ♪ ♪ i sure can give these country blues doing that front porch thing ♪ ♪
decorated olympian in history, michael phelps will be honored. >> he received 22 medals, 18 gold. a numb of elected leaders will be there supporting the olympians at the amphitheater, at 4:00 this afternoon. grand finale will include confetti, streamers, cannon fire and the 1812 overture. everyone sin vieted to go to the inner harbor. check out what we have in lorel this morning. plenty of blue skies, lots of sunshine, that is going to rule the roost through the remainder of today. the temperature now, coming in at 63, with a nice comfortable dry dew point of 53 degrees. as we look at what is going on around town, catonsville, 61. this is your hour by hour forecast. lunchtime, 74 degrees,
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