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good morning, america. >> reporter: good morning, america. graeking right now. the storm pounding the west coast, dumping a foot of rain. roads turn into the rivers. families rescued from the rising water. wind gusts reaching nearly 150 miles per hour, toppling trees, crushing cars. hundreds of thousands without power right now. our extreme tracking it all. hollywood hack. top movie executives who attacked some of the biggest stars under fire for making racist jokes about president obama in the leaked e-mails. the scramble that stopp eped th leaks. and the movie is premiering. i knew i had been drugged. >> breaking her silence, beverly johnson claiming bill cosby drugged her and tried to take advantage of her.
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what she says what happened at his home and when she confronted his wife. why she is coming forward now. and travel nightmare. traveling for 30 hours, the bathrooms unuseable, is this the worst layover ever? and we do say good morning, america on this friday morning. we all fly and know how frustrating it can be. even without a delay. can you imagine spending 30 hours on the plane? we'll tell you what caused the big delay. >> that's as bad as it gets. get to the powerful storm pounding the west coast. the rainest in decades for some cities. sono sonoma, that car submerged. and in the same lot, there they
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are, kayakers. and we start with rob marciano in san francisco. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, george. the rain has stopped, at least for now. but the record-breaking amounts still trying to drain and get out of the city. but many roads are blocked from standing water and downed trees. the entire west coast is reeling from this storm. almost a foot of rain. winds up to 147 miles an hour in the mountains. waves pounding the west coast. >> once the rains come and the mud starts to flow, there's nothing residents can do. >> reporter: three houses in this washington state neighborhood lost to the sea. >> anything can happen. >> reporter: kayaks, the new vehicle of choice in this california safeway parking lot. others opting for air mattresses to carry them to safety. drives white knuckling over the swaying golden gate bridge. engineers stood by.
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>> we need to be prepared. >> reporter: many northern california schools canceled, the subway system shut down. tens of thousands without power this morning. thanks to downed trees like this one in santa cruz where fire fighters raced to rescue a child. and now the attention shifts to southern california where already this morning, there have been mudslides in ventura county, and glendora is evacuated for that fear. >> it is happening now. breaking as we see it. the mudslide pictures are coming in. the video. it is going to be a rough morning outside of los angeles. this is because of a fire. you have nothing to absorb all of that rain. and strong lines of rain were moving through this morning. it is that storm. you can see it almost covers the entire west coast. let's move in a little farther and tell you how much more rain on top what have you have that you're going to get. some spots, 3 plus inches, red is 2 to 3 inches.
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you could see flash flooding with a half inch of rain if you have a burn scar. that gives you a perspective of what's happening here. and on top of the rain, you will have gusty winds. yesterday, 80 to 100 plus miles per hour winds in northern california. watch as it moved, nevada into parts of western arizona. it is going to gust up to 60 miles an hour. trees and power lines an issue. i have to do a silver lining. locally, near a foot. and some of the flooding such an issue, look, we're above average in san francisco for the year. this helped overall. george. >> all right, thank you, ginger. that is some storm. >> really is. now more from the fall youth from the sony hacking attack. the movie that triggered the breach, premiered last night. a low key premier. and leaked e-mails, including offensive jokes about president obama. cecilia vega has the latest for
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us. >> reporter: this is what a red carpet should look like. but at last night's world premiere for the interview, there were no interviews. in the wake of the massive hacking scandal, sony blocking press. >> the entire area is closed. >> reporter: at the debut of the controversial comedy about north korea. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> what? >> reporter: even silencing actors like charles chun outside the event. >> i think at the end of the day it's going to be -- >> there's no red carpet tonight. >> reporter: meanwhile, more hollywood super stars falling victim to the stolen e-mails leaked online. one reportedly showing a top talent agent trying to land charlize theron a role at the expense of scarlett johansson, comparing the star power of the leading ladies. and bashing kevin hart for wanting more money in exchange
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for promoting a movie on twitter. he broke his silence. i own my own brand, i make smart decisions, i protect my brand. >> this is unprecedented. the target isn't about money. it's about just inflicting damage. >> reporter: oscar-winning producer scott rudin and amy pascal sending messages about angelina jolie's ego. they were leaked a after this event in hollywood. and showing them making racially insensitive remarks about black-themed films president obama might like. they said those were private. rudin telling abc news i'm sorry and apologize for any injury they might have caused. pascal saying they are insensitive and inappropriate, but not an accurate reflection of who i am. the damage control continues,
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and so does the investigation. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you got to wonder if they're going do get a handle on that. turn now to the first ever live press conference from the cia. john brennan responding to the explosive report on torture. defending his agency, and calling some tactics abhorrent, promising never to use them again. this was unprecedented, and he has walked a fine line. >> reporter: he is in a tough spot. he works for a president who does not support the extreme methods used on detainees and wants to stand by the officers. but he said some of the harshest techniques were unauthorized, but the so-called eits, enhanced interrogation techniques, one of which was water board, he said they were successful. >> there was useful
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intelligence, valuable intelligence obtained from individuals who had been at some point been subjected to the eits. whether that could have been obtained about the use of that, is unknowable. >> reporter: now senator dianne feinstein who's committee released the report this week,ed his comments but disagreed with that characterization. insisting that the information could have been obtained through other means, george. >> yeah, she disputed that. and she was live-tweeting through the press conference yesterday. thanks very much. and much more sunday on "this week." and now to amy with the other top stories. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the crisis averted in washington overnight. house lawmakers narrowly passing a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running. the white house got democrats on the bill even though it rolls back wall street regulations. the u.s. navy says 12
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sailors have been gikted in a plot to secretly video tape and watch their female shipmates in a shower on the submarine. they were among the first to serve since the navy integration program began. and a deadly fire on a cruise ship. two maintenance workers and a crew member were killed while the ship was docked. all 656 passengers were evacuated. no word on what caused the video. and stunning video from a soccer game in south america where a player survived being struck by lightning. it happened so quickly, you can't see the bolt. the smoke drifts away, and you see him on the ground. announcers thought he was dead. he was rushed to the hospital and now being treated for burns. he says he feels like he's born again. and cam newton admits he's
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lucky to be alive after a terrifying crash on tuesday. this is what his truck looked like after flipping over. he was 24 hours in the hospital, but beginning rehab on the fractures in his back. asked when he will play again, he responded who cares and it's clear someone above is looking out for him. >> i can't stop smiling. god has his hands on me, man. i'm on somebody's fantasy league. i think it's the man upstairs. >> after the big scare, newton urging his fans to live life to the fullest. and a toddler gets his first look at a set of identical twins. this is landon. he's clearly confused by what he's seeing. no matter how many times he swings his head, he can't clear up this double vision. when he looks to the adults to help him out. what's going on? why am i seeing double? all they can do is laugh, like we are. wait a minute. what's going on. >> really, mom and dad?
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>> and they look just alike. >> yeah. >> his head was on a swivel. >> my life is changing a lot. >> that's true. >> thanks for bringing that to us, amy. now to a dramatic standoff on a california highway. a father who was a person of interest after his sons went missing earlier this week refusing to surrender to police with his four boys in the car. aditi roy has the story for us. >> there is no movement from the vehicle at this time. >> reporter: a niail-biting scene, a black camry surrounded by police and s.w.a.t. team officer. but the real drama was inside that car. >> we have kids in the car. >> reporter: the four boys, ages 6 through 11, along with their mother,er k erica, missing sinc friday after their father, daniel perez, picked the boys up from a family member's home. the search intensifying late
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wednesday after erica's body was discovered in the trunk of the couple's honda accord. >> it was a dangerous situation. we knew there were children involved, possibly weapons. >> reporter: police issuing an amber alert. family members issuing a tearful plea for the boys return. >> don't hurt them, they're innocent. >> reporter: just hours later, this faceoff on the freeway playing out on live television. watch as two of the four boys run out, a police negotiator trying to convince perez to get out of the car. >> back in the vehicle, windows rolled up. >> reporter: finally more than an hour into the stand you have, he exits the vehicle. grabbing one boy, another one following him. >> we were fearful that he may try to throw the children off the bridge, or himself. >> reporter: but police shoot him with a non-lethal bean bag and take him into custody. they credited the camry's
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lojack, a tracking system leading them to the car. now safe after a dramatic ordeal. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> thank goodness they are okay. and a story for anyone bombarded by annoying robocalls. one couple sued and won more than a million dollars from bank of america. brian ross is here with the story. >> it's the law for debt collectors to use robocalls once you tell them to stop, even if you owe them money. but bank of america has been caught red handed and it's not the first time. >> at 7:41 a.m. >> this is michael with bank of america. >> reporter: the automated robocalls to the coniglio calls came morning, noon and night. >> pleasive us a call at your earliest convenience. >> reporter: 700 times in all over a four year period. unrelenting, long after the
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family begged the bang to stop. as they told tampa tv station. >> they treat us badly. no two ways about it. >> this is michael with bank of america. >> if i did what bank of america did, i would be behind bars. >> thank you. >> reporter: furious, they sued the giant bank, and now a federal judge ordered bank of america to pay them more than a million dollars. $1500 per call. >> the fact is, if you and a company to stop calling and they don't, every single call could be worth $1500. and this court awarded that. >> reporter: it's a problem across the country. an elderly couple in california claims they got 2,000 calls from bank of america. 350 to a woman in arkansas. and more than 600 to the phones of this man from indiana. >> i would describe it as harassment. it was constant, repetitive calls daily. >> reporter: it's not the first
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time bank of america has been accused of going over the line. four years ago abc news found they hired a collection agency in texas that used pro feign, racist pressure tactics. >> are you scared? is it because you are in bed with your sister? >> reporter: bank of america didn't stop using the firm until we confronted the president. is that acceptable to you? >> it would not be acceptable. >> reporter: the abusive language may have stopped, but the repetitive robocalls represent another kind of abuse. as for the 700 calls to the couple in tampa, bank of america said they were calling just trying to help them. george. >> 700 times. >> that's a lot. >> it is. what do you have were lara? >> we are going to talk about the flight we alluded to earlier. horrific experience. as if a trip from san francisco to sydney isn't long enough. they got stuck for an extra eight hours after the flight
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made an unexpected detour. david kerley has the details. >> reporter: it's a trip that turned into a 30-hour travel nightmare. flight 863, bound for sydney, australia, from san francisco. >> it was a comedy of sequence and errors. >> it was hot. and the way we were treated was like we were a herd of cows. >> reporter: some of the passengers sending us video from the tarmac. their ordeal began 10:30 wednesday night pacific time when flight 863 took off from san francisco. then 19 hours into the flight, the pilot announces they have been diverted to canberr because of debris on the tarmac in sydney. the pilot was unable to take off because they exceeded their flying limit. >> unfortunately by the time they sat on the ramp, they exceeded the crew day. >> reporter: frustrated fliers
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in their seats before they were allowed to get off and get fresh air. the bathrooms are run out of toilet paper and soap. united giving out snacks and drinks, but it was not enough to calm the frayed nerves. >> we want beer and steak, we'll be fine. >> reporter: then eight hours after they landed, relief. a backup crew arrives. the plane finally takes off, landing in sydney nine hours behind schedule. >> not much you can do about it, you know? at least we were safe. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david kerley, abc news, washington. >> it's what he just said. there's nothing you can do about it. that's the frustration. you're just stuck. >> hard to get zen when you're in the middle of it. >> absolutely. how about that weather out west? it's going to start drying out eventually, ginger. >> eventually. they're in the heart in southern california. we have new video of the mudslides north and west of los angeles. this is from a wildfire of old.
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put the water on it and and the debris starts flowing down into homes. we have seen reports of people trapped in their car, homes, and entire towns evacuated. this is a rough morning throughout southern california. it's going to be windy and a ton of rain. but watch this. it dries out. this is 7:00 a.m. on saturday. so much better as we go into the weekend. so as much as we need the rain, it's too bad that it's coming so forcefully. the other big headline, fog. parts of west texas, up into nebraska, and nebraska with fog and freezing fog. up around madison, 2.6. now, get to the local forecast. coming up in 30 seconds, but the weekend getaways first brought to you by toys are us.
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that's really good. >> reporter: hi, everyone, david murphy here with an update from accuweather looks like we'll be virtually dry today, a little bit of something out by harrisburg will stay to the west. as we look outside a fair amount of clouds later on, we're looking at clouds and sunny breaks, chilly this morning, temperatures in the 30s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 40, there will be a brisk breeze blowing feeling like the 30s at the best of times. tomorrow, not as harsh, 42 the high, 45 sunday. how about this, south dakota, 70 degrees yesterday and that's moving east. >> 70 degrees in south dakota. we'll take it. coming up on "good morning
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america," the latest bombshell accusation against bill cosby. former super model beverly johnson claims he drugged her. why she's coming forward now. a couple arrested for squatting in a $1 million home. what they did wrong that led police to their door. a brazen home break in and how the homeowner found out about the burglary and how she's fighting back. and the epic sweater show down. the ugly sweater dance troupe is here to get us warmed up. that's a thing? taking it to new extremes this year. keep watching.
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>> a 26-year-old man is dead after he loss control of his car. police say the driver crashed into warehouse and burst into flames at grays avenue in southwest philadelphia. the man was pronounced dead at
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the scene. good morning, 7:27, friday, december 12. let's head over to matt pellman. you're looking at i-95. >> reporter: the commute was too good to last. 8 vehicle accident staking out two left lanes, the right lane is squeezing by we're locked up on i-95 northbound through the betsy ross bridge. southbound heavy approaching cottman to girard. we have a northbound jackknifed truck at the boulevard. this is 422 at 29 we have stuffed animals in the roadway here if you're driving in the area watch out for fluffy and furry and mr. jingle jangle e. >> looking live at philadelphia international airport, we'll see
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sun today, but it's brisk and cold. >> reporter: we know the names of all of matt pellman's childhood stuffed animals. 36 degrees in philadelphia. mainly cloudy skies, close to the freezing mark in allentown and trenton. 32 in reading, windchills in the 20s there's a breeze beginning to kick up. 40 is the high, brisk and chilly sunny breaks. 42 tomorrow, lighter wind. 45 degrees is the high on sunday, chilly for the eagles game at night. >> we'll go back to "g.m.a." and see you in 30.
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♪ look at that conga line. the ugly sweater dance troupe. that's just the warmup, guys. you know the competition is coming. all helped along by d.j. pro style mehere on this friday morning. >> we just put on the sweaters. that was it. one upping it. >> it's the epic showdown, right? >> the run way. >> all of that. >> the dance troupe. >> all of it. also, the hunt right now for these men caught on camera burglarizing an apartment in georgia. what you can do to protect your home. and show you a breathtaking ski stunt. you have to see this to believe it. it's a daredevil plunging 2,000 feet between two ridges.
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and we'll tell you what was going through his mind. >> i don't know in i could think of anything going down like that. that's coming up. but the brand new allegations against bill cosby. this time from ground-breaking super model beverly johnson who claims she was drugged at his home in the '80s. we have the story. >> reporter: what initially kept her from speaking out was fear. that it might ruin her career. now nearly two decades later, she says it's the hardest decision she has made. she has nothing to gain other than the peace of mind that she was doing the right thing. >> the drug was very powerful. something i had never taken before. i was woozy, my speech was slurred. i knew that i was in danger. >> reporter: beverly johnson, known for being the first african-american model to grace the cover of american "vogue"
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says in 1986 she was invited to rehearse at his home for a part in the cosby show. >> he said part of the exercise he wanted me to do was act like you were drunk. and i thought, you know, there was a pregnant woman on the show. but i said, well, okay. >> reporter: while rehearsing, she said cosby insisted on make what he said would be the best cup of cappuccino she would ever have. >> i took a couple of sips of the cappuccino. and from the first sip, and then the second sip, i knew i had been drugged. and i had been drugged really good. at which time he called me over as if to begin the scene. he placed his hands on my waist. >> reporter: the super model says she was afraid for her life and went into survival mode. >> i just started to swear at him. and then i just continued to call him a series of names.
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he was getting angry. he was pissed. and he, you know, grabbed me by my arm and just dragged me down the brownstone stairs. and a taxi stopped and he threw me in the taxi. >> reporter: but if he were going to sexually assault you and you were feeling way out of it like this, what do you think stopped him from doing it? >> i think that he probably had never been called the name that i kept calling him. over and over again. i think at that point he wanted to get me out of there. that this was not good. >> reporter: shortly after the encounter johnson says she called to confront cosby, but camille, his wife of more than 50 years, answered the phone. >> i told her just tell bill i will be calling back. after i hung up the phone, i realized that this was something that i wasn't going to be able
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to do anything about. this was a person that was huge in the entertainment business. it could cost me my career if i came out. >> reporter: in response to the growing number of women claiming they were drugged and in many cases sexual assaulted by k eed, his lawyer called those alleges unsubstantiated fantastical stories. they have not responded to the request for comment regarding the latest claims from johnson. in the last few weeks, several women have come forward, why wait until now? >> these women gave me the courage to come forward. >> reporter: does it make it different for a black woman to come out accusing a black man? >> this was the most difficult decision that i have ever made. i am, you know, calling out a black man, a revered black man, and sometimes it's really hard to do the right thing. but this is the right thing to
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do. >> reporter: johnson says she has no plans to take any legal action against cosby. when i asked what she hoped the outcome of speaking out would be, that this is bigger than cosby, she hopes her voice would help all victims of sexual assault to have the courage to speak out. now to the deal that proved too good to be true. a young florida couple living in a million dollar home. they claimed they bought the property for a discount. they were squatters, and almost got away with it. matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: 7500 square feet, 200 sprawling acres. a sprawling swimming pool. it appeared that justin and jenna dean were living the life in this mansion in keystone, florida. police say they're nothing but a couple of squatters. officials say they moved into the foreclosed mansion in september, claiming they
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purchased a deed at a discount. >> the quitclaim deed that was filed was fraudulent. it was made up from pieces of other deeds. >> reporter: they might have been home free if not for their facebook posts. jenna writing one. this is the house we just bought. we have a lot of work to do. and police say the pair did do some renovating of sorts. >> the locks had been changed on the residence. and some no trespassing signs had been put up. >> reporter: but when a couple from ohio actually bought the home for $1.1 million that the dean's house of cards really started to collapse. >> another couple was interested in purchasing the home. they put a down payment on it. that's when the false deed was found. >> reporter: squatting is a phenomenon that has been gaining momentum since the housing crisis. take famed squatter andre barbosa who used a loophole in the law to move into this
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foreclosed $2.5 million mansion in boca raton. the deans were arrested on grand theft, forgery and unlawful filing. they are out on bail. but when abc news reached out for comment they said, well, squat. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, tampa. >> good one. just came that close. couldn't resist. so what do you do when it hits 71 degrees record high in rapid city, it is in december, that will be happening as it moves east. rapid city going to 63. denver, 623. albuquerque, 69 anticipate 61 for kansas. everybody east of that line is saying when does it get to me. detroit upper 40s, national mid 50s, monday, new york city is in
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the 40s and washington, d.c. will get in the 50s. not looking great for a lot of folks when it comes to getting christmassy, for the holidays, it's mild, and comfortable. here's the forecast in 30 seconds, first let's get the local forecast. >> reporter: thank, ginger, david murphy on the terrace of we have mainly cloudy skies and it is chilly, temperatures in the 30s. today's high, 40, brisk and chilly. 42 tomorrow, 45 sunday. see, guys? i can be nice too. >> naughty and nice. we like that about you, ginger, thank you. coming up, caught red handed. the startling video of burglars in a home. how homeowners are fighting back against break ins and what you can do to protect your home. and caffeine powder. what every parent needs to know about this potentially dangerous
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stimulant. and our viewers should see who's running this broadcast. there's the control room. everybody getting into the ugly sweater spirit. is chris dancing? this is going to be good. you do not want to miss it. >> look at lilly. >> go lilly, go lilly. - whatd'ya get? - whatd'ya get? oh, whatd'ya get, dude? whatd'ya get? what did you get? i'm stuck - what'd he get private? - what'd he get? woo hoo! whatd'ya get? what is it? what is it? what is it? oh c'mon mate, open it already! i can't wait! oooooooooh! dude.
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we're back now at 7:42 with a shocking burglary on tape. two criminals going through a
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woman's georgia apartment while she's at work. her home surveillance camera capturing it all. and she's using the video to fight back. steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: they're the definition of brazen. this morning police are looking for these alleged burglars caught on camera robbing this home in atlanta in the middle of the day. one of them finds an ipad, the other claps his hands in joy. >> freaking out. >> reporter: watching it all play out, ayesha was at work when the camera sent the alert to her cell phone. she was able to watch the alleged thieves stealing jewelry and electronics. they were relaxed. >> no urgency. are these the maintenance guys? when i saw the computer going past the camera, i'm being robbed. >> reporter: it's that time of year, in the weeks before christmas when robbers get bold and busy. and these motion-sensor cameras could increase the chances of the crooks getting caught.
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>> we can clearly see the suspects. it aids our investigation. and based off that have, somebody's going to know the suspects and we're going to find out. >> reporter: now more and more homeowners are surveillance systems are fighting back, posting the videos on the internet. this one from raleigh went viral, recorded on night vision cameras. police arrested the alleged burglars. >> it sounds strange to some people, but it's not expensive. >> reporter: these guys find the camera and steal is too. but they were too late. >> they're already captured, they just don't know it yet. >> reporter: steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> it would be tough to watch that. coming up, spreading the layaway joy. the mysterious angel who paid off $20,000 in bills at toys"r"us. >> and the death defying skiing on camera. what was going through his mind as he plunged 2,000 feet?
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♪ [instrumental music] ♪ ♪ i'm on the edge of glory this is the appropriate song. how about this jaw-dropping, death-defying ski run you have to see to believe. and our man, t.j. holmes is in the social square with that story. >> we could have been talking about an extreme skier that was killed on camera trying to perform an incredible stunt. but instead we have some of the most incredible video you're
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ever going to see. a skier has to get from here to here through here. a 2,000-foot drop in one piece. >> i'm getting nervous. >> reporter: he should be nervous. look at this. his extreme, death-defying skiing stunt stunning millions. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: codytown send cheating death, plunging down 2,000 feet in a vertical shoot in alaska. >> the first time i laid eyes on it i realized how dangerous it was. >> it's taller than the empire state building, or five football fields together. >> it was only when i realized how fast i was going, how narrow and steep was. this is terrifying. >> reporter: at its narrowest point, less than six feet between townsend and the rocky
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walls. >> it was narrow as it could get. >> reporter: the high-octane trip taking just 16 seconds. >> when i skied out the bottom, i was swearing uncontrol bleu. i was just absolutely beyond ecstatic. that was the scariest thing i have done. >> reporter: and sweeping through the weapon at top speed. wracking up 3 million youtube hits in four days. >> iwas blown away by the response. live to ride another day. whatever you do, do it because you know you can do it. don't do it for any other reason. >> wow. >> the skiers talking. i'm the only one that doesn't ski. i asked, black diamond, of course we are. but this guy here, he said that's the scariest thing he has done. but it wasn't hard, he prepped for it for a couple years. once he got going, 16 seconds. but any margin of error, a different story. >> all right, t.j.
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>> good morning, police in south philadelphia are looking for the intruder who broke into a home and robbed a man.ooking this is happened on the 700 block of jackson street after 4:30. police say the suspect forced his way into the victim's bedroom and took the victim's wallet and took off with his pants. the victim was not hurt. 7:56, i'm tamala edwards. let's look at the traffic. matt pellman good morning. >> reporter: super size delays, not delicious as the fries we associate with super size.
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we have a crash in the work zone taking out the two right lanes, we're parked from allegheny to cottman. think frankford avenue or the boulevard. although over there there's a crash involving a jackknifed truck northbound close to deavereau blocking one of the 6 lanes. normal delays on the schuylkill expressway. 202 southbound approaching 252, a crash is off of the shoulder coming south at 422. >> let's take a live look on sky 6 looking out across cape may. it's beautiful, but you'll need to grab gloves if you're heading fourth a walk. >> reporter: irving got mine, 36 degrees beneath mainly cloudy skies, 33 in allentown. 3234 reading and 37 in sea isle city. windchills making it feel like the upper 20s because there's a breeze kicking up. high of 40 today. 42 tomorrow, not as harsh.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and an important warning about caffeine powder for parents. the mom and dad speaking out, demanding changes for everyone's safety. what to do when your toddler throws a fit. one mom saying she created a monster. and now she's found the key to taming those tantrums. ♪ called spring blades. whoa. >> one of the hottest holiday gift this is season. the new high-tech sneakers. we tried them all. what you need to know to get the most out of your workout. and it's our ugly sweater showdown. we're going bigger, better, badder than ever before. and we're facing off in "gma's" most outrageous battle yet. ♪ all that and one republic
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here live as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪ i'm all about that bass no trouble ♪ our third-annual ugly sweater party is under way. we have a dance troupe. that's right. yeah. how are you guys? sure we do. why wouldn't we? >> exactly. it's a normal thing. >> guess it doesn't work without a d.j. we have d.j. pro style providing the music. >> good pro style. >> yeah. >> and -- who is going to win the big trophy? the golden suitcase? we will find out. we have hot chocolate now too. >> the coffee cups have been sweeteriz sweeterized. >> at "gma," go big or go home. don't do anything halfway. >> can i go home? >> nope.
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roberts, you're in. and you guys sent us photos. thank you so much for sending us your ugly sweaters. we are loving them. nothing ugly about that. those are some of our viewers. >> those are some great sweaters. >> i love that. looking good, lady the. >> what a great idea. >> do you want to see some more? go to our website goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. to amy with the news. breaking news from california. mudslides being reported near los angeles as the monster storm bears down on southern california. the heavy rains forcing mandatory evacuations in vulnerable neighborhoods that could see rain falling at 1 inch per hour today. parts of northern california had been swamped. people using kayaks and canoes to navigate streets. two people killed in oregon, and more than 150,000 homes and businesses have lost power in washington state. ginger has a closer look at the
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storm coming up. in the meantime, the senate takes up a plan to keep the federal government running. overnight the house narrowly passed a $1 trillion spending bill. the white house mounted a fierce campaign late yesterday to get democrats to agree to the plan even though it rolls back wall street regulations and campaign financing limits. the cyber attack against soen yiz pictures is more personal. hackers are now revealing the medical records of dozens of sony employees and their families. meanwhile, a sony executive has apologized for leaked e-mails that criticized angelina jolie and made racially-insensitive remarks about president obama. a dramatic scene on a florida beach as a man drove his truck into the gulf. two total strangers dived in, pulled him out. he had a medical episode, had blacked out. nearly running over beach goers before ending up in the water. everyone is okay. quite a discovery in queen
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elizabeth's backyard. and giving new meaning to the term royal highness. >> nice. >> a mushroom with hallucinogenic properties has been found growing in the garden. the magic mushroom was commonly used in rituals. the palace says it's one of hundreds of mushroom species in the garden. get it now? royal highness. and finally, a reminder of what the holidays are supposed to me. the layaway angel from bellingham, massachusetts. a complete stranger walked into a toys 'r us and paid off every single layaway balance for a total of $20,000. the people saving to buy those gifts are going to have plenty to give without any worry. how amazing is that story? >> it is. if we could keep that spirit going all year long. >> so fantastic.
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>> thinking of others. so great. and now a health alert for parents with teams. the mother and father of a teen who died after consuming too much caffeine powder, asking law makers to take action before someone else is killed. reena ninan has the story. >> reporter: this morning the parents of logan are making a plea to lawmakers, to pull pure caffeine powder off the market. they said it led to the death of their 18-year-old son. >> it's poison in the jar. >> reporter: the young wrestler pushing through his last week of high school when he passed away in may. the county coroner finding a lethal amount of caffeine in his system. >> overwhelming grief and shock. he thought it was nothing like the rest of us. >> reporter: it contains 25 times the amount of caffeine found in a regular cup of coffee. but doctors say this small
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amount can be lethal. >> it's difficult to consume that liquid, but easy to do the caffeine powder. but it is legal and readily available in bulkon line. and it's unregulated. while the packaging does recommend only a fraction of what he consumed, his parents say it's not enough. >> this product needs to be banned completely. >> reporter: this morning the fda tells abc news it will consider taking regulatory action as appropriate to protect consumers but in the meantime recommends that consumers avoid the products. >> parents should discuss this with their children just like smoking, drinking and other drug use. >> reporter: reena ninan, abc news, new york. and now to lara in the social square. >> so glad you threw to me. coming up on the "gma" morni mo menu" in "pop news," talk about your wife and why she was with jerry seinfeld. spotted in a very fancy car. we'll explain. and the high-tech sneakers
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♪ i got the eye of the tiger eye of the tiger. we showed you the adorable sea otter up rescued. taken in by chicago's aquarium. but she needed a name. we asked "gma" viewers to vote on what you think it should be. and the name you picked -- luna. that's a perfect name. >> luna, strike a pose, baby. right? you're looking at me longingly. >> i always do. you know i always do. all right, and the friday edition of "pop news." ali wentworth, george's wife who's a terrific writer, actor, comedian. in a car, getting coffee with jerry sine field. she's starring in the latest episode of the web show, aptly titled just that, tooling around with him, talking about life,
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love and posing in a mirror. >> women in the mirror kill me. >> i know, but at least i'm not going -- what's that. >> you can't hold that face all day. >> no. >> so funny. looking very stylish in the head scarf. >> thanks for not playing the parts where she's slamming me. >> it was hard to find a part that was -- >> that she wasn't. >> that was appropriate. >> television friendly? >> but it's very funny. and ali and jerry go way back. she played his girlfriend on seinfeld. >> she does not hold back. as you know. and you're welcome. shows something else. lindsey, wagner, eat your heart out. the actresses character, you may remember, save her life in the show, bionic woman. and now there is a bionic bra
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that can save your back. this is engineered -- you like that term? engineered to automatically adjust the support when it feels too much bouncing going on. the bionic bra adjusts in real time. this is 17 years and counting in development. a lot of work. you hear the music? of course it's real. that means it's serious, george. it's a real bra. it's really in development. scientists say it's well worth it. why? research shows that 85% of us woman are wearing bras that don't fit correctly. this will now adjust for you. fascinating news, isn't it? >> thank you. and finally -- you know, just because you like turkeys -- go ahead, show the video. just because you like cookies doesn't mean you're a pig. except in this case.
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>> he smells it. >> he smells it. >> wait for it. >> and just enjoy. >> he's delicately chomping on it. >> this is a reenactment of me last night. >> the pig is sleeping in a bed. think about that. >> here you go. so there you have it. ali wentworth, bionic bras and pigs eating cookies. and you have "pop news." >> you can do it all. >> you never know. >> finish strong as always. heat index. competition today coming up. but first, ginger has a check of the weather. and we dealt with so much early in the week, now things are calmer, you can see the snow in connecticut. it almost looks pretty. it's almost the holidays, we can take all this. from the great lakes some of the freezing fog and icy roads in iowa, minnesota and wisconsin this morning. that high pressure system will move to the east. yesterday it was a chilly day for so many folks, milder by the weekend. look on the backside of the
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rotating high. here's a look at the west coast storm, we have people trapped in cars and homes. no injuries, but we're be lieuing for more rain -- looking for more rain than has fallen. it's not just california but arizona, we'll be tracking it all. >> reporter: let's look closer to home. >> reporter: thanks, ginger, david murphy on the terrace, brisk and cloud skies, bundle you mean. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a brisk and chilly high of 40 degrees, we'll winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. fair amount of cloud cover and sunny breaks. tomorrow, not as within and not as harsh. 42. are 45 sunday, 48 monday, 50 on tuesday! >> even nashville, 49 today. much more mild through the weekend. george. thank you. in today's heat index, toddler
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tantrums. all parents have to deal with them. and now one mom says she has the key to calming them down. paula faris has the story. >> reporter: it's a scene that no mother wants to witness at the dinner table. >> andrew, sit down and eat your chicken. >> no! >> don't scream at the table. >> reporter: when super nanny's not there to save your family dinner, what do you do? mom heather neil is a babble clogger and registered dietitian. but she said six months ago her 2-year-old tyler turn into the a monst monster. >> can you sit at the table, please? >> no. >> he decided he was going to do things his way. if i didn't let him eat where he wanted to, he would start throwing his food, bowl, screaming, stomping. the toddler tantrum thing. >> reporter: but instead of trying to control it, she took a hands off approach. >> i decided it was not a battle i wanted to fight. i let him do what he wanted to
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do. >> food issues are a common power struggle. because kids can control what they put in their mouths. >> reporter: and that's when the real trouble started. >> taking him out to restaurants and dining in public. jumping up and down on the chairs, throwing thins, looking a the people behind him. i realized that was what i was teaching him to do at home. >> reporter: heather decided there were new habits. now firm table rules. eat his maeals at the table and role model behavior with him. >> when you want to change the toddler, come up with one sentence, and one sentence only that describes the new role. >> reporter: consistency and key. mom's new approach is taking a bite out of bad behavior. >> it's definitely better than it used to be. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. well, we know we have to be strong. it's just hard to do. >> it is difficult. >> not always easy.
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they're strong, those little people. also in the heat index, one of the hottest holiday gifts of the season. more running shoes are sold than any other time of the year. with so many options, which pair is right for you? becky worley is on the case. >> reporter: the newest kicks for runners, stand back. shoe technology has gotten really unusual. take these from adidas, called spring blades. whoa. then there's the ultra drops. a wide toe box that lets your foot supply naturally. and finally the hoko 1s. lots of cushioning. it's like having a pair of heels on. to determine which were right for me, i head to the uc san francisco orthopedic lab. they will watch me run and video tape me. >> first thing you notice, you're right on the forefoot. >> reporter: and my pony tail is swinging appropriately.
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>> yes. >> reporter: and i run i my toes. first the spring blades. this doesn't feel right. it feels like i'm running on nothing. i have no cushion, my toes hurt. these shoes are better for mid-foot runners. >> you might be trying to hold yourself more firm as you're running with the shoes on. >> reporter: i look more upright? >> i agree with that. >> reporter: and the hoko 1s, forced me to strike on the heel in mid feet. that's not natural for me. >> this is where effects of footwear can change mechanics. >> reporter: and the ultra drops. they look extra big and rounded in the front and have a relatively low heel, but they feel natural to me. >> you're landing right on the front half of your foot. this is kind of your natural running form. >> reporter: and that's the point. running shoes are really personalized these days. any one of these shoes may be great for you.
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how do you decide? >> a lot of the running speci specialty stores, talking to other people. trial and error. run in them, make sure they're comfortable. >> reporter: for "good morning america," becky worley, alaska, san francisco. >> all right, check in with robin now. all right, lara, and everybody. next up on the heat index, never say never. barbara walters said last year's ten most fascinating people would be the last one. but she's back with the ten most fascinating people of 2014. barbara is here with sneak peek. but here is a part of her tell-all interview with taylor swift first. >> this is your first album of all pop songs. are you at all worried that you will lose some of the country fans? >> i am not worried about that. i'm really in touch with my fans and i know what they like. but what my fans were afraid of is i would start making pop music and stop writing smart or
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emotional lyrics. i think they were scared it would get watered down. when they heard the new music, they realized that wasn't the case at all. and ladies and gentlemen, a proper welcome to barbara walters in the studio. >> here she is again. said she wouldn't be back. i won't be here next year, probably. >> taylor swift, she was here a few weeks ago. >> a huge star. >> a huge star. and the way she is with -- she calls her fans her swifties. so accessible. >> few stars want to be role models. she wants to be and lives her life that way and invites her fans into her house. i'm not sure i would. >> but she does. and she -- it's refreshing to see -- >> it is. >> someone on her stature not stiff arm them, but let them in. scarlett johansson, she had a big year.
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>> few interviews and keeps her emotions very close to her chest. so close that i didn't find out until i did the interview that she was engaged. and i didn't find out, robin, until after the interview that she was not only engaged, she was married. >> she didn't tell you that. but she did talk to you about body image. >> yep. >> let's take a look. >> most women do not really like their bodies. do you like your body? >> it's an okay body, i guess. i mean, it functions. i wouldn't say it's particularly remarkable, though. >> any part you don't like? >> of my body? yeah, there's lots of parts i don't like. you know, my -- my thy thighs, my midsection. >> from where i'm sitting, it looks okay. >> who can -- i'm not going to complain. i have got thighs and a midsection, so i'm happy.
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>> she has a lot to be happy about. >> any woman who loves -- i look great? i'm wonderful. i don't think so. >> but you're not going to give us a hint? >> i would tell you that you would never guess. does that help you? >> not at all. >> don't even try. >> never do. barbara, thank you, thank you. >> i always love being here. i hope people will watch on sunday night. >> this is the plug. barbara walters, the ten most fascinating people of 2014. it airs sunday night, 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc news. sunday night. thank you, barbara. oh, you might want to high tail it for this. we have the ugly sweater showdown. it's a smackdown. the big reveal is just ahead. ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪ because the players gonna play ♪
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>> good morning, philadelphia police say they arrested the man who attacked a graduate student in university city. police say a 38-year-old woman was hit in the head with a metal bicycle lock at 41st and pine. the victim fought back, but the suspect managed to drag her down the street. officers spotted the attackerown and made the arrest. officers thing this is the same man behind a string of similar sexual assaults in the area. let's head over to matt pellman i-95 is causing trouble. >> reporter: if drivers here nothing else, i want them to here this, don't get on i-95 it's a parking lot from the vine stret expressway to the --
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street expressway to the ben franklin bridge. stick with frankford avenue or the boulevard instead because of an 8 vehicle crash. 202 a disabled vehicle just cleared out. head to 29. >> time to go outside to david murphy, clear out there, but cold. >> reporter: it's cold, no doubt about it. the temperatures are in the 30s, 36 degrees in philadelphia. as you look at the number, keep in mind that the breeze is picking up and the windchills are making it feel below freezing. 40 is the high, brisk and chilly. windchills in the low to mid 30s later today. not as harsh on saturday, winds easing down a bit, high of 42. 45 sunday, chilly for the eagles at night. >> time for a little bit of music, one republic up on "g.m.a." we'll see you in 30.
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things are about to get ugly around here. last year's ugly sweater showdown was, well, epic. and now on national ugly christmas sweater day, what you're about to see will leave you speechless. "good morning america"'s most epic ever third-annual ugly holiday sweater showdown is on. starting now. >> the moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived. it's time for our 2014 ugly sweater showdown. d.j. pro style is spinning, our dancers are dancing, and one of the hots bands in america is here to party with us. and the staff is getting in on the fun with the seriously ugly sweaters. it all starts right now. sara? >> the ugly sweater showdown
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2014. we take this really seriously. i guess you could say it gets a little ugly. you saw that coming. you are the judges. as soon as you have seen the ugly sweaters, vote for the one that you believe is the down right ugliest. time to begin. first up, the weather outside, ginger, is frightful. but the polar vortex on ginger zee is delightful. you can see the jet stream zooming around her sweater. the north pole at her neck. next to santa. notice the mylar fringe that keeps the moving silhouette going because weather stops for no one. ugly, yes, but also quite educational. thank you, ginger. and here comes amy robach. looking like the ghost of christmas past. with a turn of the century faux
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fur cape. please notice the dangling faux fur palms. rounding out the outfit, a muff and leggings. amy enjoys long walks on the beach and vintage clothing. next up, wait for it, lara spencer. one might think she looks a little like a leprechaun, but no, she is a rain door food salesperson. i had no idea that existed. she's sporting an outrageously patterned pantsuit with light up snowflakes. and lined with reindeer we ornaments. she doesn't mess around with reindeer games, people. but you may walk away with a plastic reindeer if you're being
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really nice. oh. in the head. come on. and wait for it, robin roberts! oh, my gosh. no words. no words. ♪ ♪ this girl is on fire now she always lights up a room when she walks in. this morning she is literally glowing. she is covered in hundreds of brightly lit red, green and blue bulbs. they don't need a christmas tree at robin's house. they'll merely leave the presents at her feet. robin, it looks like you just opened your lights for the christmas season. we're going too far to do a little work on this. okay. next up, last, but certainly not least, george stephanopoulos. >> notice i -- there it is.
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>> george came with a plus one, which is rude at holiday parties. but we allow it this one time. >> you actually followed the rules. he's a rule follower, people. the drone is a compliment and an extension of george's costume. they say the yeti does not exist, but please notice he is right there on george. now this is a special accoutrement. >> nice word. >> this is my own personal drone. >> you go everywhere with the drone. >> i do. watch out. >> tune in for "this week" with george and the drone. >> there was mistletoe. sorry, ali. i am not a judge. spread out so people can get a good look. what happens next is you have to go and choose the winner. go to our website, goodmorningamerica.com right now to vote for your favorite ugly
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sweater. will it be george? you guys can cheer. will it be robin? will it be lara? amy robach? or the zee? we'd like to give a shoutout to ragstock.com who decked out the audience and the entire control room and they look pretty ugly. thank you, guys. and finally a check of the weather from weather herself, ginger zee. >> i love to be in the jet stream my whole life. i am so happy. okay. so let's go ahead and start with the weather headlines without you know we do have a huge story this morning the mudslides in southern california. they will be drying out, overnight into early saturday, things will be nicer, a milder weekend along the east coast and
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the west coast drier. that's the big picture, let's get a look closer to home. >> reporter: thanks, ginger, david murphy on the terrace under mostly cloudy skies, we have a bit of a breeze beginning to kick up, temperatures are in the 30s, high of 40. brisk and chilly, not as windy as harsh tomorrow, 42. 45 sunday. and we have a special message. for the first time you can experience unprecedented backstage a backstage access to all the disney magic on broadway from the lion king to aladdin. and you have a great host. moerntd family star jesse tyler ferguson will be your guide. it happens the backstage with disney on broadway. celebrating 20 years. it airs this sunday, 7:00 p.m. eastern on abc.
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who doesn't love a little jesse tyler ferguson? does anyone have any weather questions? now that we have the map? do you understand the polar vortex? counter clockwise and above the earth. lara, they're bored with me. >> i could never be bored. you look fabulous. and i hope you can take me seriously. this is a wonderful thing. try to get past the ugly suit. we're happy to have our friends from macy's here this morning. we're partneri ining with them the believe campaign, helping make wishes come true with life-threatening conditions. we have kids here in their ugly sweeters. they're writing letters to santa. today, macy's is doubling the donations, $2, instead of $1, for every letter to santa dropped in a macy's mailbox or submitted online. and talk us to about believe. >> believe is such an important
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campaign. particularly at this time of year. macy's believes in giving back to communities. and this is our way of helping build the spirit of generosity and inviting children of all ages to write letters so that we can raise money for this worthy organization, make-a-wish. it is to help children with life-threatening diseases. >> and an amazing campaign, $2 today. >> up to another million dollars. in total, $2 million to the make-a-wish campaign just for this time frame. >> such a worthy cause. kids, go, drop the letters in the mailboxes there. i want to remind our viewers that each of the kids letters plus all letters dropped in a macy's mailbox will count at $2 instead of one. another million dollars could be raised. please go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo to learn more. and write the letters in honor
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of national believe. we do very much believe right here. we have matthew good live talking about his role
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. hopefully everyone can take me seriously in this hat. you can say that matthew goode has the golden touch, stars in the imdaitation game and the go wife. both just earned golden globe
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nominations for best picture and best series. in the imitation game, he's hugh alexander, a member of a team of code breakers in world war ii. he's married, but he's still something of a ladies man. >> he has many. >> he believes that the regulations against men and women working side by side are sad because such proximity will lead to romance. however, i disagree. >> you do? >> yeah. i think that if i were working beside a woman all day long, i could appreciate her abilities and intellect without taking her to bed. i'm sorry -- >> and matthew would like to point out he's married and not a ladies man in his real life. >> true. i love her very much. good morning. she's watch. i will have a career after the interview. promise. >> thank you. it has to feel great to work on successful projects on television and on the big
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screen. >> yeah. it's a very important story. if you're just alive, world war i, was ended because of a lot of the things that guy achieved. and great old friends. i've known benedict for 15 years. and i have been trying to desperately to work with him. finally it happened. >> it's a tremendous movie. a phenomenal cast. and your character, hugh alexander is a member of a team of code breakers in world war ii. another exceedingly accomplished man, hugh has a winning champ a extreme good lucks. how did you pull it off? >> a lot of makeup and went to the gym. it was a good part. and benedict and morton came up with the idea. i happened to be free. and on a serious note, it was just, you know, i think morton said he got the cast he wanted to get. as you said, we have charles, mark strong, benedict. so a lot of great actors.
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because it was the allen cheering story, it's incredible important to the world. >> an important one for everyone to learn about when you watch this movie. you have been free, but you have been busy, downton abbey, you're in the next season. what can we expect from you? >> well, why does everyone always want a spoiler? yeah, doing downton. i have known michelle for a long time. we meet in a pub. >> you do. >> it's a very small industry. they have been talking with them about getting me on in an earlier series. and then it's finally come to fruiti fruition. i didn't want to give it away. i was trying to keep it a secret. >> oh, no -- did i -- >> no, it was blown out of the water in england. >> it's another reason to watch the next season. >> you're desperate. >> no, thank you so much. a pleasure to have you here. sorry about the ensemble. >> i love it. >> where's your christmas
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sweater? >> it's at home. it's going to be bought soon. >> the imitation game is in theaters now. nice to see you. coming up, we have onerepublic performing live. stay with us.
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a wonderful way to end a great day and a great week. we are thrilled to have one of the hottest bands out there with us. onerepublic. in just a moment, going to perform the fifth hit single off their album, "native." let's check in with the guys hey, give it up for onerepublic for being here on friday. earlier you were good sports with the ugly sweaters. >> we're in into that kind of thing. >> i kept the shoes on to keep a touch of it. >> those are magic. >> i was telling youhow much your music -- you know, music soothes the soul. no matter it is you're going
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through. i love the influence of this one. you grew up singing in church, and country and gospel, comes through in this one. >> the lyrics i wrote for my son, but it's applicable to everyone. this works for everybody. >> and the video from "i live," that 15-year-old young man going through cystic fibrosis. to hear his story. we don't have to, we just need to live. live our lives, is that it? >> it's been a long time since the late, great robin williams got the carpe diem. squeeze every drop out of every day. you're not promised another day. >> that's right. performing "i lived" off of "native," here is onerepublic. ♪
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snoep hoping you take that jump you don't fear the fall ♪ ♪ hope when you the water rises you built a wall ♪ ♪ hope when the crowd screams out it's screaming your name ♪ ♪ hope if everybody runs you'll say i -- i did it all ♪ ♪ i -- i widid it all ♪ ♪ i owned every second that this world could give ♪ ♪ i saw so many places the things that i did ♪ ♪ yeah with every broken bone i swear i lived ♪
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♪ i hope that you spend your days and they all add up ♪ ♪ oh ♪ and when that sun goes down hope you raise your cup ♪ ♪ oh raise your cup, yeah ♪ i wish that i could witness all your joy and all your pain ♪ ♪ but until my moment comes i'll say i -- i did it all ♪ ♪ i -- i did it all ♪ i owned every second that this world could give i saw so many places the things that i did ♪ ♪ yeah with every broken bone i swear i lived ♪
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♪ oh whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ every broken bone i swear ♪ with every broken bone i swear i ♪ ♪ i -- i did it all ♪ i -- i did it all ♪ i owned every second that this world could give ♪ ♪ i saw so many places the things that i did ♪ ♪ yeah with every broken bone i swear i lived ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh
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♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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next week, look ten years younger in 60 minutes to get holiday party ready. let the makeovers begin. and the biggest stars with bigger surprises. is that michael kicking it up with the rockettes? next week celebrate with -- >> good morning, america. all right, thanks again to onerepublic. and d.j. pro style here for iheart radio. and they have the jingle ball a little bit later on today. sara? >> we have a big winner. and last year's winner, miss lara spenser to hand off the trophy. >> thank you. >> we asked you, and the winner is ginger zee. >> oh! >> the golden fruitcake trophy, handed off from one winner to the next.
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and we have complimentary fruitcakes for the other participants in our contest. >> we get one too? >> and i know that robin has taken the lights off, but how long did it take you to get out of the costume? >> i wanted drink water, i was afraid i would electrocute myself. >> a victory for you -- >> next year. >> congratulations to begin beg ginger. well-deserved. >> thank you, everybody. ginger. well-deserved. >> thank you, everybody. >> good morning, a viewing will takes place later this evening for fallen philadelphia firefighter joyce craig friend
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and family are invited to pay their respects at 6:00 p.m. at the bachelor brother's funeral services. craig was killed in the line of duty while fighting a house higher. an 11 -- house fire, an 11 year veteran with the department. >> let's go over to matt pellman good morning. >> reporter: relief is coming to i-95. we're moving, the relief the 8-vehicle crash in the work zone is gone, but the northbound side travel time is 3 times what it should be. crashes on the boulevard are gone. there's a broken down vehicle on the platt bridge eastbound watch out for that. construction on the schuylkill expressway eastbound between vine and south will cause delays. have a good weekend, matt. >> you, too, matt, hopefully david is outside on the patio
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where it's chilly. >> reporter: it is chilly. 36 degrees is the current temperature, 33 in allentown and 36 in wilmington, there's a breeze giving windchills in the upper 20s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 40 this afternoon, brisk and chilly. not as harsh tomorrow, winds backing off a little bit, 42 arena partly sunny skies, partly sunny on sunday, high of 45. monday, 48. >> on "action news" at noon, walmart is hoping to entice holiday shoppers by offering a big deal on the iphone. find out the discounted price how long that will last today at noon. the harlem globetrotters are next on "live" with kelly and michael. have a great weekend!
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announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, from the upcoming new movie, "the gambler," mark wahlberg. and we conclude holiday hits week with a performance by idina menzel. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] announcer: now here are kelly ipa and michael strahan! ♪ [cheers and applause]

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