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good morning, america. pope francis in america. touching down for his historic visit, greeted by president obama. >> welcome. >> cheered by thousands lining his motorcade route. a busy day ahead. stops at the white house, the national cathedral, unprecedented security every step of the way. we are there live. all the extraordinary events as they unfold starting right now on "gma." fatal flood. the powerful storm slams the southwest. raging waters overwhelming roads. a victim is swept away as another storm approaches. striking back at "empire." sean penn sues the hit show's creator for $10 million after he suggested penn is guilty of domestic violence fighting back this morning.
trouble hovering for the hottest gift this holiday season. the battle brewing over the hoverboard. could this shark be standing in the way of you getting back to the future? and we do say good morning, america and from here in new york we can feel the excitement in the air in washington. big crowds out to see the pope this morning, and, george, you're smack dab in the middle of it all. >> right here on the south lawn. the kr0uds have been gathering for hours. everyone excited, everyone smiling. ready to greet pope francis. about 20,000 will be here when president obama greets him in about two hours from now and already there have been such memorable images on this trip. yesterday the pope touching down around 4:00 p.m. on shepherd one, his plane and going down those steps to set foot on u.s. soil for the first time in his life. the pope's never been to america
before. he was greeted, of course, by president obama who brought the whole family with him to andrews air force base and four young children chosen from catholic schools here in washington, d.c. presented the pope with flowers before my favorite image of the day yesterday, the pope does not like the trappings of power, drove off squeezed himself into that little fiat before waving good-bye to the crowds. >> pope francis with a packed schedule that includes trips to the capitol and the national mall. he is the fourth pope to visit us here in the u.s. and this is the tenth papal visit to america. he'll be the third pope to visit the white house and the first ever to address congress. we are going to have full team coverage every step of the way of this historic trip for pope francis. abc's terry moran has been traveling with the pope, starts us off on the other side of the white house on the north lawn. hey, terry. >> reporter: hey, george. the pope is going to arrive here at the white house to a lot of pomp and circumstance and pageantry for a man who we pointed out prefers simplicity
but he and president obama share a lot on their agenda and, in fact, the president is hoping the pope can boost his agenda. it was a moment to remember, the pope's plane shepherd one it's been dubbed touched down. the honor guard and the flags, the president and the vice president and their families and a crowd that let out a very american cheer. >> all: hey, hey, welcome to the usa. >> reporter: then francis stepped out removed his sue ket that before it blew away and came down the stairs to a warm greeting from president obama. >> your holiness, it is so nice to see you, welcome. we're so glad to have you. >> reporter: the crowd cheering every smile, every glance from the pontiff. and then this was pure francis.
that car, a fiat 500, he squeezed into it and promptly rolled the windows down and then set off sandwiched in that motorcade among the hulking suvs. >> this is the pope's motorcade, the little fiat going along here. >> reporter: he begins his american journey knowing full well the controversy he's creating with his progressive agenda on climate change and inequality. on board the papal plane on route to washington he came back to answer a few questions from reporters and took on the conservative critique of him when he was asked specifically about this "newsweek" cover, is the pope catholic? [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: some people think i'm a bit leftist. i am certain i have not said one thing not within the doctrine. he will chart his own course and one more thing, he's generous on the flight over here, francis sent back some of the special papal lasagna he gets served and
it was good, george. >> i'll bet it was, terry. thanks very much. want to go to cecilia vega. she is out on the ellipse where the pope will have the parade, the popemobile and the crowds already gathering, cecilia. >> reporter: gathering, these guys are so excited. good morning. look at all these people. thousands already this early in the morning. i want to show you they've been sleeping out here. you got here what time? >> 5:00 p.m. >> reporter: they said it's better than black friday. if you wait for that you might wait for the pope. it's not just this, all the way across the shadow of the washington monument waiting to see pope francis in the popemobile. this crowd goes all the way down here. i asked them, it's like you are waiting to see britney spears, better, robin, it's the pope all here to catch a glimpse of pope francis. >> much better, cecilia, thank you. ironclad security in place to protect the pope and those massive crowds you see every
step of the way and abc's pierre thomas is in washington with that part of the story. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the security is unprecedented. in a couple of hours the pope and the president will greet 15,000 people on the south white house lawn. all those people had to go through magnetometers and background check, law enforcement being pushed to the limit. amtrak seeing huge crowd, tens of thousands expected to flood into the city to glimpse the pope and while he's moving around washington there's heart that heart in the mouth moment for law enforcement when he might get out of the car and touch the people. there's no specific threat. undercover officers in the crowds, s.w.a.t. teams standing by. snipers along the parade route. authorities are leaving nothing to chance, robin. >> he is the pope for the people. he likes to get out and be with people. george, of course, is there with you in washington. pierre, with a special guest. >> we want to get more on this now from father jim martin from "america" magazine, our expert for the pope. father jim, we saw the pope
yesterday. we're going to hear from him for the first time today at the white house. and what is the pope's core message on this trip? >> of course, the core message is the gospel. he wants to kind of proclaim jesus christ to everyone he meets and help the people meet god in a new way but i think his more specifically he might talk about income inequality and the poor which is a theme he's been highlighting and certainly the environment the theme of his encyclical and refugees and migrants a problem not only in the united states but also worldwide >> that's a progressive agenda but the pope does not fit neatly into our political categories. >> no, he doesn't. the catholic church transcends categories like liberal and conservative and certainly democrat and republican. he's preaching the gospel, what he sees to be jesus' call to care for the poor but also the earth and if that has a political bent to it i think he says to himself so be it. >> jim, what do you think the pope will enjoy most about this trip?
>> that's a great question. i think meeting people. he has said obviously he's not been in the united states before. he most gets to know a country when he meets people so i think this will be a learning experience for him too. you will see him, i believe, get progressively more and more comfortable with the united states and certainly with americans so he wants to meet part of his flock in the united states. >> when you include the trip to cuba shall the three stops here in the united states, this will be the longest papal mission. what a success for the vatican. >> success is having more people come to god and have more meet jesus christ but certainly proclaiming his message of the poor, i think through not only words but also deeds, you'll see him with the homeless in washington with prisoners in philadelphia and with schoolchildren in harlem so i think to sort of proclaim the gospel by what he does and what he says. >> thanks for that, father martin. you'll be with us on the entire trip. now back to robin. >> stay right here for the latest coverage of pope francis
here in america. but now to that deadly flash flooding overnight. powerful storms sweeping through the southwest and, ginger, i know you have your eye on it. >> over an inch and a half that did this in albuquerque, new mexico. the creek, this is one of the wettest days they've had in september. a very dry one. put that water on the desert land and the fire trucks surrounded by the water. the rescues were on. one person unfortunately found dead in one of the washes. now we're going with the flash flood watches because the moisture has moved up into another system in the plains, parts of nebraska east of omaha under a flash flood warning and more of that will move from minneapolis to north platte. we've got 1 to 2 inches. 2 to 3 inches in that red bull's-eye. flash flooding could become an issue. a whole lot more coming up. for now back to george. >> okay, race for president. "your voice, your vote" and donald trump back on late night tv last night talking to stephen colbert. also firing back against his
rivals. while ben carson is backtracking on those comments, his controversial comments he made about muslims. tom llamas tracking it all. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning to you. some candidates were growing in popularity earlier had stayed out of donald trump's way now sharpening their attacks. as the front-runner just gets stronger and dr. ben carson still drawing huge crowds and tells me what it would take for him to vote for a muslim to be president. >> donald trump. >> reporter: overnight donald trump taking his campaign to late night. >> you are setting the world on fire right now. >> well, we're having a lot of fun and i think we're hitting some pretty good issues. >> reporter: as trump was yucking it up. >> anybody you'd like to apologize to yourself right now? >> no. >> no? >> reporter: his rivals going after him hard. >> it might seem that donald trump's getting a little nervous, all of us will be revealed over time and under pressure. >> up to now he hasn't answered serious questions about national security and until he does there should be concerns.
>> reporter: trump then slamming rubio over immigration tweeting senator marco amnesty rubio who has worst voting record in senate just hit me on national security but i said don't go into iraq, vision. meanwhile, dr. ben carson trying to clarify what he meant when he said he would not support a muslim becoming president. >> i have subsequently said if it was a christian running for president but they wanted to impose a theocracy i would not support that either. >> why would a muslim not do that. >> traditionally islam does not separate church and state. so they obviously are going to have to do a fairly significant departure from what they traditionally do which is fine. >> reporter: now, dr. carson tells me his campaign has reached out to muslim-american groups to discuss any issues they have and, robin, if you were wondering, donald trump still hates fox news's megyn kelly calling her a lightweight on twitter and should take another vacation. >> thank you. to that scandal rocking
vokou volkswagen. the ceo is under fire as you know facing calls to resign and the company now faces countless lawsuits from angry customers. abc's david kerley has the latest. >> reporter: with the vw board holding emergency meetings its ceo apologizing again. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: its stock plummeting valued down 35% as authorities consider criminal charges with vw now admitting 11 million diesel cars were built to cheat testing. here at the emissions stations. >> pass, pass, pass, everything. starting in 2009 models vw inserted software sensed when it's hooked up for a check and the controls limiting emissions switch on and after the test the controls switched off meaning the car would perform better but would emit illegal levels of pollutant, up to 40 times higher than allowed.
already some customers are suing. ari levin bout a yet that in 2009 thinking he was being environme environmentally friendly and now feels guilty about driving his car. >> every reason that i bought the car was based on a lie that volkswagen created and advertised. >> reporter: that one of several class action lawsuits already filed. california and epa officials discovered the cheat. >> it seems remarkable that a company this big would take this kind of a risk. >> it is completely incomprehensible to me. >> reporter: the epa continues to investigate and the department of justice has criminal investigators looking at this case. that big board meeting of vw set for friday morning. don't be surprised if something happens beforehand too, robin. >> probably so, david. thank you. now amy with the morning's other top stories starting with an emotional reunion. >> that's right, robin. a michigan security consultant held captive in yemen for six months finally returned home
overnight. sam farran says he paced back and forth in his cell for ten hours every day thinking about his family. but his hope and faith kept him going. well, a scare in washington, d.c. subway. hundreds of passengers were stranded underground for more than an hour because of a power failure. they eventually had to walk a quarter mile through a dark tunnel while being guided by rescuers. service on the metro is now restored. and china's president is pledging to cooperate with the united states to fight cybercrime. he's in washington state today where he'll be touring the headquarters of microsoft and boeing. los angeles has declared a state of emergency because of the dramatic increase in the homeless population there. it's up 12% in just the last two years. city leaders are looking to spend $100 million to address the crisis. and we learned overnight sadly that yogi berra has passed away at the age of 90. we remember him not just for his
hall of fame career with the yankees but also his respected view on life and his world famous sayings known as yogiisms. a towering figure at only 5'7" he was one of the sport's most beloved icons on and off the field. >> yogi berra runs out there. >> reporter: a fierce competitor. the legendary yankees catcher a three-time mvp, 15-time all-star and holder of seven world series records. >> and playing 17 years with the yankees being in 14 world series we won 10 of them. >> but he was just as famous for his colorful off the field observation, his yogiisms. >> if you come to a fork in the road, take it. >> classic quotes like it ain't over till it's over and the future ain't what it used to be to be repeated for years to come. >> deja vu all over again as yogi berra would say. >> where do these things come
from, yogi. >> i don't even know. i don't even know i say them myself. i don't make them up. >> he died of natural causes survived by three sons and 11 grandchildren but his legacy will live on and on. we looked up some of his famous yogiisms. when you come to the fork in the road, take it. >> like he said, so simple like that. he was always about town. so charitable and an icon. >> he will be missed. >> lived a full, full life. >> absolutely. >> all right. the new promise this morning from the pharmaceutical executive behind an eye-popping price hike for a life-saving drug. we'll hear from them in just 30 seconds.
the head of the pharmaceutical company who hiked the price from $18 to $750 a pill is backing down. linsey davis has the story. >> after tremendous backlash for defiantly boosting the cost of a life-saving drug more than 4,000% overnight -- >> will you change the price? >> who. >> this morning turing's ceo martin shkreli is changing his tune. >> we have heard the public's demands and lowered the price of daraprim. >> reporter: they tanked 5% monday after he raised the price of the drug for people with compromised immune systems from $18 a pill to $750. >> there was a lot of vitriol out there targeting you, one of
them, the headlines saying you were the most-hated man in america. >> i'm not a greedy person. we have yet to decide what that price will be, but after reviewing all of our costs, we will decide to lower the piece to a point where the company makes a small and marginal profit. >> reporter: the increase got the attention of hillary clinton who called it outrageous in a tweet and laid out her plan demanding change. >> you won't have to pay more than $250 a month for covered medications. >> reporter: but shkreli says he's making a commitment to the thousands who need the drug. >> half our patients can enroll in a co-pay program and will pay no more than $20 for daraprim. a lot more ahead. sean penn taking on lee daniels, the creator of "empire," taking him on for $10 million, what daniels said about him that has the oscar winner firing back. that's just ahead. you know george, well,
george has gone to washington with the latest on the papal visit. >> that's right. down here in the south lawn of the white house. we will cover every step of pope francis' visit in the united states in just a couple of hours he'll be here with president obama and then on that parade you see the folks lining the parade route right now. what do you got? restrained driver in a motor vehicle. sir, can you hear me? two, three. just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse. i believe in the power of science and medicine. but i'm also human. and i believe in stacking the deck. [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, "how to save energy" wow, insulating the house made our heating bill really small.
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would be towar >> it happened at frankford and linden offers about an hour ago. several ambulances were called to that scene but we he do not have any information yet on injuries. let's turn now to karen rogers for more on this accident in traffic. karen. >> you saw some of the debris on that roadway as well in torresdale, frankford avenue at linden. avoid the area if you can. stick to academy and take that to grant to get around the intersection with crews out there on the scene i want to go back outside live to 95 where we saw a car fire earlier we were looking at this shot we saw the vehicle with flames shooting out of it. now we have police and emergency workers here and penndot blocking off the right lane. this is south philadelphia, i-95 northbound at the walt whitman bridge exit. so the ramp from 95 northbound to the walt whitman bridge is closed. you can see that here with
crews on the scene and the backup on 95 is approaching the girard point bridge to the walt whitman bridge northbound so watch for that. southbound is heavy as well approaching to pass the walt whitman bridge so a slow go t you have to exit off at broad. take broad northbound to the schuylkill eastbound. also this problem germantown avenue and washington lane still this accident with an overturned vehicle matt. >> thank you karen. the accuweather forecast is next.
>> fall arrived at 4:21 center city a.m. mother nature decides to make today feel like summer. >> feels a little cool right now matt. we have sun coming you have over the horizon. most of our clouds evaporating. philadelphia has slipped into the up are 50'sly we're at 59 degrees currently and a bit of a light breeze out of the north. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast as he we get ready for the pope's arrival on saturday, is that knee and warmer today. fall arrived before dawn this morning but it will feel like summer this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon with highs around 80. 75 on friday. looks like low 70's breezy and somewhat cloudy and saturday and sunday. we're watching a southern storm but matt for now looks like we probably stay dry if thanks, david much pope francis will be at the white house today for a welcoming ceremony with the president. he speaks to congress tomorrow. he heads to new york city later this week and arrives in philadelphia on saturday
welcome back to "gma," everyone. looking live at the white house. thousands of people packing the south lawn to will committee pope francis this morning and george is with them. >> robin, pope francis waking to a glorious morning here in washington, d.c. that is appropriate. you see the sun right there on the white house, the crowds have been gathering here for hours, about 20,000 people will be here when president obama greets the pope in just a couple of hours here at 9:00 a.m. they will both speak. the national anthems for the united states and the pontifical anthem will be played and then both the pope and pope francis and the president will go inside and come back out and step on that balcony. it should be a high moment of the morning. a packed day after that, that parade around the ellipse in the
washington monument and speak to bishops at st. matthew's cathedral and huge mass, celebrate a huge mass at the basilica of the immaculate conception. >> i hope he got a good night's rest. got a busy day ahead of him. we will have live coverage of that historic meeting with the pope and president obama. all that happening all morning long and other big headlines we're following this morning, as well. president obama has declared a major disaster in california for that deadly wildfire that destroyed more than 1600 homes. the action makes federal funding available for the victims. a hearing this morning for those two texas high school football players who attacked the ref on the field. if they are found guilty they could be assigned to an alternative school or even expelled. also right now, the holiday's hottest gift, hoverboards about to hit stores but a battle is brewing and, michael, you're hovering a little close right here. >> yeah, everybody home going, boy, george has sure changed.
but, no, it's me. that is right. that's right, robin. it's the ultimate back to the future toy becoming a modern day reality but there is a war over who can sell those hoverboards and will it affect your holiday shopping? we'll find out in our "speed feed." >> something tells me you'll be on one of those this morning. >> anything is possible. now in this half hour to oscar winner sean penn slamming "empire"'s creator lee daniels with a $10 million lawsuit claiming he defamed him during an interview by comparing him to the star of that show, terrence howard, who recently admitted to hitting his first wife. abc's david wright is here with that story for us. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this began as a story about race and reputation, not on the campaign trail, but in hollywood. "empire" is one of the biggest hits on tv right now and the show's creator is under fire for defending his lead actor by throwing sean penn under the bus. >> mr. daniels, what --
>> reporter: this morning "empire"'s creator lee daniels faces a $10 million lawsuit for comparing his lead actor -- >> you hear me out because your life could depend on. >> reporter: -- terrence howard who plays lucious lion. >> are you going to leave on your own. >> reporter: to other leading men who had brushes with the law. howard admitted to slapping his first wife and daniels was making the case that he's been unfairly demonized for it because he's black. howard was snubbed at the emmy awards last weekend. daniels told "the hollywood reporter." howard has done nothing different from marlon brando or sean penn and all of a sudden he's become some demon. that's a sign of the time, he said, of race and where we are in america right now. actor sean penn immediately s p slapped daniels with a defamation suit. damentss has falsely asserted and/or penn is guilty of continuing violence against women, the suit says claiming daniels' statement damaging penn's standing as an actor and
humanitarian. during his simultaneous four-year marriage to madonna, there were unconfirmed reports of domestic violence. penn categorically denies them saying he has never been charged or arrested for domestic violence. 30 years later madonna and penn are now on friendly enough terms, penn seen watching admiringly from the front row of madonna's recent concert at madison square garden and as she told the crowd in brooklyn days later he even sent her a note afterwards. >> he was at my show 30 years earli earlier, and he was very upset with me for wearing a costume that was too revealing. after the show he wrote me a letter and he said he finally had my heart. >> whatever may have happened between the two 30 years ago, the point that daniels was making black actors are often held to a different standard. well, sean penn may disagree, surely this is a sore subject
for him. robin. >> thank you. for more we turn to abc's legal analyst dan abrams. we've heard in david's report sean penn says he's never been charged, never been accused, convicted or anything when it comes to domestic violence. but is this a law -- a very difficult lawsuit for him. >> this is the kind of case where sean penn probably got really angry, reads this, calls his lawyer and says, i want to sue this guy. i'm going to sue him for saying this and it's one of those cases where his lawyer should have said to him, calm down. let's figure this out. the last thing you need, sean, is all of your past coming back now and re-evaluating it. look, go back to the reports from the time of his relationship with madonna and many reports say that he was arrested for assault, that he pled guilty to a misdemeanor. the truth of those is now going to become a very important question. because there's no question this can defamatory, the question is going to be is it true? and that's going to be the tough legal question. >> what's his best argument. >> his best argument.
his situation no matter what you think about it is nothing like terrence howard. and that to say for lee daniels to say there is nothing different between sean penn and terrence howard is false. penn's team is going to say, it's simply not true that i have had anything like his situation. but you got to believe this is the kind of case where they're going to try to resolve it. i can't imagine sean penn wants to discovery, wants to go back and go through everything again and you would think that an apology from lee daniels will probably settle something like this but we'll see. >> we'll have to see but you think they'll get this settled before. >> i would think so. i would think neither of them want this lawsuit. >> all right. thank you, dan. lara. >> all right, robin, turning to you to the case of a limb boy with autism whose parents are being sued by neighbors who say the boy's a public nuisance because of his bad behavior. that battle now moving to court and abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: this morning a
california court is weighing whether the conduct of a young boy with autism can be considered a public nuisance. >> this has never been about driving anybody out or isolation. this is always been about addressing the safety of our community. >> reporter: a lawsuit claims the 11-year-old boy's parents didn't do enough to control their son who allegedly hurt their children, some of them toddlers. the neighbors are asking for unspecified damages and an injunction requiring the parents to keep their son from attacking anyone else. >> our hope is to create an atmosphere where children can play without fear. >> reporter: the boy's family has since moved but the lawsuit continues. they didn't want to speak with reporters outside court, but in a statement to abc news described the lawsuit as a modern day witch hunt against a small disabled child and his family. in court the judge asked both sides to try to work things out with a mediator instead of a lawsuit. >> the message that the judge gave was very strong and that's
that litigation like this extensive litigation, expensive litigation like this is no way to resolve conflicts around children with disabilities. >> reporter: the judge giving them till november to find a way to get along. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> and coming up here on "gma," the young football player who says his apple watch saved his life. how it helped him catch a deadly condition just in time. also ahead, the 4-year-old allegedly forced to write with his other hand because his teacher thought being lefty was evil. the investigation right now. today, 1 in 5 kids diagnosed with cancer will not survive.t. and that... is unacceptable. at st. jude children's research hospital we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. this september, please join st. jude in our fight
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especially young men to pay attention to this story because this kid did something a lot of us are guilty of, we ignore the physical signs that something is wrong but at least in this kid's case he was wearing a watch that could do more than tell time. at 8:00 a.m. 17-year-old paul houle jr. felt fine, 12 hours later he was in a hospital bed with liver and kidneys shutting down. >> my heart was beating fast. >> reporter: diagnosed with an acute condition caused by playing sports in the extreme heat paul and his doctors believe he's alive today all thanks to this tiny feature on his apple watch. the heart rate monitor. after practice paul went back to his room for a nap but something didn't feel right. >> i looked at my watch and my heart rate was elevated. >> reporter: it was beating at 145 beats a minute, 60 to 80 beats higher than average. >> i didn't know how extreme
that was. i was kind of joking around with my friends like i think i'm having a heart attack. >> reporter: his trainer raced him to the health center. doctors rushed to save his life. >> if i didn't have the initial push from the apple watch i could have easily fallen down and died on the field the next day. >> reporter: he only knew about the monitor feature because his father, a doctor, suggested he try it before he left for school. >> it was a catalyst for him to seek help. >> if we hasn't acted this would have quite a different ending. >> reporter: when apple ceo tim cook heard the news he called paul and offered him a new iphone and one other special opportunity. >> whenever i'm ready i have a spot into their internship program. >> oh. >> the kid is going to be okay. now the dad who is a doctor said they'll be getting apple watches from here on out, still, folk, it's not a replace many. don't think go buy an apple watch and doctor on your wrist but i refer to men and as you snow i've done this stupid thing
before. we ignore the signs that something is wrong and had he not had that watch to confirm almost that something was wrong, he might have dropped dead the next day. >> it's not just men that ignore signs. we're just as guilty. >> but i know i'm stupid. i didn't want to call anybody else stupid. >> all right, t.j., thank you. all right, coming up, everybody, that huge hoverboard war. michael is in social square with more on that. >> i got a little bit more on it, lara. this two-wheel hoverboard could be the hottest gift this holiday season. kayla -- now you're just showing off, pitting "shark tank" billionaire mark cuban against walmart and we're going to tell you why coming up so stay right there. look at you go. the only rides you'll get taken on at carmax are the ones you take yourself. but just in case that absolutely 100 percent perfect choice...
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to you to "the speed feed" and michael. hot gift for the holidays. >> i got it, everybody at that desk you're getting one. marty mcfly in "back to the future part 2" introduced the hoverboard. now a two-wheel self-balancing scooter. you know, with this scooter there are a variety of brands and among celebrities such as justin bieber and kendall jenner
and walmart announced the buzzfeed news it will have a scooter online on november 1st in time for the holidays but the thing is already a bunch of brands on the market and "shark tank" star and dallas mavericks owner mark cuban owns the global patent to one of those and told abc news that walmart is in for a nightmare if it sells any other version than his called the hoverer track. the owner of it is suing its main competitor. who knows who will win the war in time for the holidays. big wars worth a lot of money. our friend kayla is riding hers out now and making it look easy and i know -- >> it's got a motor to it. it moves -- >> according to your balance and the way you move your feet. >> like a segway without the handle. >> that looks like a death trap to me. >> i tried it. i tried it. >> dramatic reenactment of what you looked like on it. >> nope, michael is not doing it. diarrhea; i've dealt with it for years.
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>> good morning, i'm matt o'donnell. karen rogers what you got in traffic. >> i've got a new accident matt. bad spot. this is:95 southbound right here at girard. that's your traffic as you try to head towards center city. you see this accident blocking the left lane. looks like at least the left lane, maybe part of this other lane as well so traffic is really slow in this area, jammed from bridge street to girard. this is a spot you would be slow anyway. then you add an accident and you have exat a problems. live on the ben franklin parkway at the vine street expressway we can see the ben franklin parkway is closed down in both directions and that's going to be until early next week so you'll be dealing with that in preparation for the big papal visit. we'll watch that one and certainly expect that extra congestion on the surrounding streets. kelly drive closed between fairmount avenue and parkway. it's going to close entirely on friday for the papal visit this weekend. the vine westbound really starting to slow down near the schuylkill and a couple vehicles off to the side as
well. in cheltenham a new accident here on frankford avenue at linden avenue. so watch for that one as well. as we're dealing with chelten avenue between fourth and fifth streets and germantown avenue at washington lane, this accident has cleared. it was causing an issue a little earlier, matt. >> thank you karen. today is the first day of fall. it arrived a little more than three hours ago. that's a live look at atlantic city. here's dave murphy with the forecast. >> and the sun is up nice and bright matt. we've got a few clouds over by the coast but the sun is barreling through them. we're at 61 degrees in philadelphia currently. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast shows a nice one today. autumn arrived at 4:21 this morning but it feels like summer this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon with two days with highs around 80. 75 friday with more clouds gathering during the. and then saturday and sunday both days looking mostly cloudy with some sunny breaks, highs in the low he 70's. it will be breezy and feeling a little bit cool at times. we are watching a southern storm this weekend. at this point most models saying the rain will stop shy of philadelphia but it's something we're continuing to watch.
matt. >> thank you, david. pope francis meets with president obama at the white house in about an hour. he speaks to congress tomorrow, the united nations on friday and then heads here on saturday morning. >> ♪ at clorox 2 we've turned removing stains into a science. now pre-treat with clorox 2! watch stains disappear right before your eyes. remove 4 times more stains than detergent alone.
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and the pope is right here in the u.s. a huge welcome for francis. hundreds of thousands waiting to welcome him. a lucky few set to meet him. >> puts the jitters in me. >> from the chef who will cook to the 13-year-old hours away from meeting his hero we're live from d.c. "gma" parenting alert. the 4-year-old forced to write with the other hand after an alarming letter home from his teacher about being left-handed. the mom now speaking out. the teacher is under investigatio investigation. ♪ breakfast rescue. >> this changes everything. >> from coffee to smoothies, the hack that will kick-start your morning. >> big drama on the dance floor. a ballroom bombshell as a favorite is already out, the
triple crown hero speaking out. two a-list leading ladies taking over times square. anne hathaway with robin and sofia vergara here to turn the tables on me. anything could happen as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. coffee. great crowd here in times square with us this wednesday morning. oh, hump day. i just realized it. >> hump day! >> halfway there. hey, we're going app to school with some high-tech new ways parents can keep track of their kid, making sure they get home safe from school or late at night. even when they're miles away they can figure that out. come on as parents you guys have to really appreciate -- >> you get worried. >> yes. >> lifeline for -- >> i feel like my mom would
still do it to me, though is the problem. >> mine too. mine too. but first let's go to george in washington. he's got the latest, of course, on the pope's visit. hey, george. >> hey, robin, you could not ask for a more perfect day here in washington, d.c. i'm on the south lawn of the white house of the sun is shying down. perfect temperature. happy crowd, about 20,000 people here for the meeting between the pope and the president. that's going to happen right around 9:00 a.m. the president will greet the president on the south lawn. they both will speak and greet the entire crowd from that balcony of the white house before the pope heads back for a meeting with the president and then on to that big parade around the ellipse, cecilia vega right there on the parade route on constitution avenue. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. we are having so much fun out here. look at all these people. they are here and they are cheering for pope francis. they're cheering in spanish and singing. they have come from nicaragua,
from michigan, from all over the place. this is what the crowd is hoping for this morning. they discuss want to catch a glimpse of pope francis and hope that he might get out of that popemobile and actually come up close to them. george, they are ready. trust me, they are so excited out here. >> we know that is exactly what the pope loves to do. cannot wait for that. full day for the pope after that parade, he's going to go celebrate a mass with his bishops at st. matthew's cathedral downtown washington, d.c. and then a huge mass tonight at the shrine of the immaculate conception right by catholic university where he will canonize father junipero serra, 18th century franciscan, a missionary in california. big day ahead for pope francis. >> a beautiful day at that. too bad cecilia is not more excited. just all -- to amy with the morning rundown. >> all right, good morning, robin. we begin with overnight developments in the hillary clinton e-mail scandal. the fbi has now reportedly recovered personal and
work-related e-mails from the private server she used when secretary of state. no word how many. in the past she said they had been deleted. their recovery raises the possibility they could be made public. and overnight donald trump appearing on late night tv refusing to answer a question about whether he believes president obama was born in the united states. telling stephen colbert he doesn't want to talk about the subject anymore. then trump touted his plan to get mexico to build a wall along the u.s. border. new fallout from the emissions cheating scandal at volkswagen. the company's stock is plunging for a third consecutive day losing more than $26 billion in market value so far. several class action lawsuits are now in the works including one seeking a billion dollars in damages. and breaking overnight, the loss of a legend, iconic hall of fame catcher yogi berra has died at the age of 90. berra played in more world series games than any other major leaguer winning 10 of them
with the yankees. he was a three-time mvp and held seven world series records. berra was also widely known for his so-called yogiisms coining phrases like it ain't over till it's over. some college sports fans are being forced to kiss the kiss cam good-bye. the popular fixture on big screens at sports events across the country being turned off at syracuse university after complaints that some men in the crowd were too aggressive. and finally a new front in the battle for animal rights. peta has filed a lawsuit over this selfie taken by a monkey in indonesia. the group says the monkey should own the rights to the image, not the photographer who set up the camera. he walked away briefly and the filipino monkey snapped that beauty. peta wants the proceeds to benefit the monkey and his habitat but a lot believe this is a matter of public domain and so everyone should have the rights to this because i don't
believe an animal can copyright something so the law is a little -- >> i agree with that. >> unless he calls his animal lawyer and then -- >> dogs can talk according to you. >> thank you. i knew you had my back. >> monkeys can smile and we can all enjoy it. >> thank you, amy. before we go to commercial break. just want to show you this video we got. this just in. >> oh, come on. >> this is michael strahan -- >> during the break. >> trying the hovercraft. >> that's why you will never see me ride one of those hovercrafts. >> you got off that thing so quick. >> let's play it back in slo-mo. >> i thought i had it. >> i was going to call a paramedic. i thought you were having -- >> i love that nobody really -- the ladies were helping me and all the guys watching hoping i would fall. >> he's in the hall of fame. >> i was told my big feet don't
help balance. >> oh! >> oh! >> they are there's an excuse out there, everyone. >> there's more to that story. a lot more ahead. the 4-year-old who allegedly was forced to write with his other hand because his teacher -- >> what are you doing, robin. >> -- said he was evil. allergies distracting you? when your symptoms start... ...doctors recommend taking claritin every day of your allergy season. claritin provides powerful, non-drowsy, 24-hour relief for...
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welcome back to "gma." look at the crowds there in our nation's capital. the pope just a few minutes away from arriving at the white house. and we'll be bringing you live coverage. but right now it's time for "heat index" and this morning's hot button, a little pre-k student forced to write with his right hand. the boy's mom claims the teacher called left-handedness unlucky and sinister. the teacher under investigation and abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> reporter: this morning an oklahoma mom claiming her young
son was forced to write with his right. his teacher reportedly saying lefties are evil. >> show them which hand you write with. >> reporter: alicia sands says zayde has always favored his left hand but after coming home from school recently she says he suddenly started using his right. >> we were just working with his homework. i noticed he was using his right instead of his left. >> reporter: sands who is also left-handed claims after sending the teacher a note the teacher responded with a message of her own sending this article home in the boy's school folder. saying southpaws have often been considered unlucky or inauspicious and that some cultures associate lefties with the idea of wickedness. >> i thought i had read it wrong. >> reporter: sands says she complained to the school but the teacher hasn't been disciplined. >> they were supposed to fix it because that's their job and they didn't do their job. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, oklahoma's department of education says it is
investigating. adding it is deeply disturbing if the allegations are accurate. no young child should be made to feel shame because of the hand he or she favors. the school's superintendent telling abc news overnight "we are aware of the situation and take it very seriously." we reached out to the teacher for comment but have not heard back. for now, sands is keeping zayde home from school and says he's back to using his left hand and that the teacher's insistence on using the right was just plain wrong. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> you've heard that in years past. >> in the 1950s. >> but not -- >> not today. not today. in fact, i think being lefty is such an advantage in sports -- crazy. hello. >> hello. >> michael, are you out there. >> i'm right here. i was listening. i'm trying to figure out which hand i was, right or left. next up on "heat index," the dancing double elimination, one
night after chaka khan was sent home it was time for another couple to say good-bye , triple crown winner victor espinoza won't be adding another trophy to his collection. the pressure was on in the ballroom tuesday night. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: the stars stepping up their game with their second dances of the week. and a second elimination looming. ♪ tamar braxton and val chmerkovskiy stunning the judges with their spin on the charleston. ♪ taking the top spot with 25 points. >> that was the funkiest charleston i have ever seen. >> reporter: and bindi irwin on the hunt this season, she and partner derek hough wowing with their waltz but slipping into third place after their illegal lift lost them points for the top spot. >> there was something magical happening until you lifted your feet off the floor.
>> reporter: fan favorite nick carter who slipped in the standings after a ballroom mishap monday redeeping himself with a flawless foxtrot before the second elimination. >> you're back home ♪ >> reporter: but not all the home grown glory dances were, well, glorious. ♪ the judges passing on gary busey's paso doble landing him in jeopardy for the second straight night but it was victor espinoza who was sent riding off into the sunset. >> i kind of was a little bit surprised and the show is not going to be that much fun without us, right? >> reporter: the jockey partnered with karina smirnoff, burning up the dance floor with a well-received rumba tuesday but the couple ultimately falling short. smirnoff's much anticipated return to the ballroom coming to an abrupt end. >> i feel like we won because we're going to be friends for life. >> you often hear that.
everyone says they'll be friends and this does seem that way. great to have screen that back and victor gave it his all. you can see "dancing with the stars" next monday night, 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. but time for our series "app to school" and this morning talking safety and new apps to give parents peace of mind when their children are not around. abc's becky worley is in ridgewood, new jersey, riding the bus. good morning, becky. >> good morning, robin. good morning, everyone. it's such a throwback to be on the bus and remember that nervousness i had as a little kid getting myself home from school and now as a parent, it's even scarier. enter tracking apps. these give you the location of your loved ones and what's new here, it's not just for the yellow school bus set. late night, your college freshman walking across campus, it seems like yesterday you were holding her hand to walk her across the street. so what if she could reach out
to a parent, one thousands of miles away to safely get her from the library to the dorm. >> i feel super comfortable using it and knowing somebody is watching me as i'm walking home. >> reporter: using companion, a brand-new app, vicki novak a freshman at the university of colorado can ask her mom to virtually monitor her. >> victoria has requested that you be her companion keep an eye on her as she's on the move. >> they've got your back. >> reporter: it uses gps data to show mimi where vicki is. if something goes wrong an alert shows up. >> this phone will be notified when my headphones are pulled out, if i fall, if i start running, anything that's unusual and out of the ordinary. >> reporter: then mom can call to see if she's okay or worse case, call 911 and provide her daughter's exact location. companion is one of the slew of new personal safety avps like circle of six and lifeline response and while a team could just call a parent and talk with
them on the phone while they walked -- >> turns out a lot of the teenagers don't want to talk. they actually prefer texting and doing their thing. >> reporter: what do you say to people who think this is just an extension of helicopter parenting? >> it's not. because your child calls you. it's not me sitting there stalking her. >> reporter: when the notification comes in that vicki has arrived at her dorm, how does that make mom feel? >> the knowledge that she's reaching out to me and that she wants to show me where she is priceless. >> now, this companion app isn't just for college kids, it's really for anyone. and that's what we're seeing here is age and situation appropriate locating apps so let's talk about teens and tweens as we get off the bus here, many of them have phones. i've downloaded a locater app. this one is called life 360 and take a look at this. you've got the parent phone back in the studio and you've been
able to track my progress as i made it from the school here to the bus stop and the real power of these apps is that it will send an alert when your child walks in the door and then that is true peace of mind for working parents, so come on, kids. you can keep coming. you got it, robin, that's the good news for parents who want to know where their kids are. >> thank you, becky, very much. >> i'm texting my daughter all the time. where are you? i didn't say you could go to starbucks so that's such peace of mind. >> what polite children you're with. how they were waiting for you, becky. they didn't know if they should go. they were taught well. thanks a lot. been great having you here this week, becky. for more details on these apps and more of becky's back to school app reviews go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! it is gorgeous outside. >> yes. >> it is and it will be for a
couple more days. right there coastal north carolina and south carolina, that thing going sit out there and kind of move slightly west, so hydroological prediction center putting out what you see he there, the red two to 3 inches through the next two days. one of the model takes it farther northeast bringing d.c. and philly rain for the end of the week. something we'll check in on later. seeing more in the plains. but i'll leave you with that now. we got a get a check closer to home. >> ginger that big area of low pressure down the coast will be a factor in this weekend's forecast. for now no precipitation. as we take a look outside lots of sun early in philadelphia, a gorgeous day building with temperatures climbing out of the 50's and into the low 60's. this afternoon we are going well above that. exclusive seven day shows a high of 80 today. autumn arrived before dawn this morning. same story tomorrow. friday 75. about a 30 percent chance of rain by sunday. lot of
beautiful mornings. lara, got to get some "pop". >> we do, indeed and we begin with everyone's favorite train wreck, she's anything but. emmy award winner amy schumer has reportedly just signed on the dotted line for get this, $8 million to $10 million for her book deal. her agent circulated -- what's 2 million, you know. her agent circulated the book's proposal across new york city's auction block with the hopes of locking down the best offer. bidders had to offer a worthy deal before even getting to sit down with her. she is that hot. can't wait to see what she comes up with. she has already done such great work. in great company in the book department too with tina fey, mindy kaling all of whom raked in big bucks for their books and did pay off. >> girl power. you got to love it. >> got to love it. speaking of hot -- >> thank you, robin. well said.
one of tv's hottest leading ladies is now popping into "pop news." sofia vergara is here! [ cheers and applause ] sofia. mwah. >> talking coffee. we're talking perfume. i did notice you smell glishs. >> delicious. >> the name of the perfume is love. >> yes. >> because you're in love. >> i'm in love. >> how would you describe this scent? >> it's a combination of many things. it has vanilla bean because perfumes were down -- and at the end of the night you have -- so i built in at the beginning like very fruity fresh, innocent but then by the end it's muskie and sexy. >> as the night unfolds, it's how the night unfolds like that. >> how is your beautiful lovely fiance, joe manganiello. >> he is great. he is here with me in new york. i have to leave early this morning so it was hard. >> oh.
>> and well, of course, tell him we said hello. i started my day with delicious coffee. you're in the coffee business now. >> yes, very excited. yes, yes. you have to try it. >> this is -- it's call the ninja. >> it's the ninja coffee bar. >> that's what we saw outside. >> you can do everything that you can, you know, buy at a coffee bar but you can do it in your own house. >> love it. >> it's like it's proven it works. it's amazing. i'm colombian so i know. >> the woman knows her coffee beans. >> i knew what i was doing. >> we'll talk a little later in the show, big night tonight. >> yee. >> "modern family" is back, everybody. >> whoo! >> oh, my. yes. >> you're going to love the first episode. >> oh, good. >> right now heapfully you guys will love this. sofia has agreed to play a game turning the tables on us calling say it ain't sofia. secret words and we have to guess them. >> they gave this to me. >> words associated with sofia. okay. and clues from her, we guess.
>> all right. let's go. >> go over there so you don't see this. >> you got it. >> okay. >> come on, come on. >> red hair. "modern family." >> jesse tyler ferguson. >> you win. >> like that, okay. >> very cute girl from the south. >> julie bowen. >> julie bowen is not from the south. >> i know but i love her. >> oh, that's right. that's funny. this is fun. >> hottest man -- >> joe manganiello. >> no. >> you stop cheating. hold on. dancing man, sexy man -- >> channing. >> michael strahan. >> no, in general, in general. >> strippers. >> in -- >> "magic mike." >> you win. hottest man in the world. >> joe manganiello. >> no, but -- he is what my --
>> he's your fiance. >> yes. >> okay. the thing that i'm not going to be able to have much after my wedding -- >> booze. >> no. >> after your wedding? >> after your wedding. >> oh, no, well i hope -- >> i'll have to go back to work. >> wedding cake. >> honeymoon. >> honeymoon. >> oh. >> mini-moon. >> i smell today with my -- >> perfume. >> okay. >> i don't know what to say this. very sexy show -- >> "modern family." >> no, that's not a sexy show. >> we have five seconds -- >> joe manganiello. >> i don't know. we'll tell you when we come back. >> "magic mike."
>> ♪ >> :827. we just received an updated on incident that university delaware police were investigating as a possible hate crime. police have determined that that first picture did not shows intos hanging from a tree. an earlier photograph reveals they were remnants of a lantern festival outside mitchell hall on campus. let's turn to karen rogers for a look at traffic. karen. >> another new accident on i-95 right here police on the scene a vehicle facing the wrong way in delaware county on i-95 southbound just past ridley park so watch for this it blocks the left lane. police are on the scene. we're jammed on i-95 from 420 to past ridley park with that vehicle facing the wrong way, bad accident there. a vehicle fire in cheltenham, cheltenham avenue between fourth and fifth street. we had a couple of vehicle fires this morning. in torresdale we've got this accident we've been talking about right on frankford
avenue at linden of a involving a septa bus. to avoid the area stick to academy and grant avenue instead. in new jersey this is 42. that's your northbound traffic. you could see it's pretty heavy now from 544 to 295 but the overall ride from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman bridge 17 minutes. that not too bad, matt. >> thanks karen. fall ushers in. warmer temperatures are ahead. here's meteorologist, david murphy. >> bright sunshine on the terrace. we're at 63 degrees currently in the city, still low 50's in the lehigh valley. and your seven-day from accuweather shows a summer-like afternoon high of 80 on the first day of autumn. still nice tomorrow, 81. and 75 friday. for the papal visit this weekend it looks like cloudy and breezy conditions for the most part, low 70's. matt, we're watching a southern storm that one model wants to bring far enough up north to bring us some rain on sunday. most keep us dry. >> thank you david. president obama is preparing to officially greet pope francis at the white house. happens in about 30 minutes.
we welcome you back. beautiful, beautiful morning here in times square, first day of fall. >> first day of fall. >> the equinox. so exciting. >> many of you enjoying your breakfast right now, we hope and we have a hack for that this morning. easy ways to make your favorite breakfast foods on the go. how to perfect those pancakes and bacon and it smells so good here in times square. >> we've been smelling that all morning long. >> i am starving. >> mm-mm. and the coffee to go with it from sofia. pope francis's historic visit 0 america is touching so many lives from high school students who travelled across the countr to a very special 13-year-old named jake with an uplifting message, abc's cecilia vega has all of their stories for you.
>> reporter: the pope touching down in the u.s. to crowds of adoring fans and it begins. people journeying from across the country just to catch a glimpse of pope francis. these high school students from atlanta nominated by their teachers to make the trip to philadelphia. >> i want a selfie with the pope. >> reporter: a lucky few will get the chance to meet pope francis in person. raschad ellis bay will be cooking for the pope. >> it touches my heart. it definitely puts the jitters in me but at the end of the day i believe that it's going to be a meal that he loves. >> reporter: even the people responsible for transporting the papal delegation filled with excitement. >> there is energy. our folks are ready to work hard, play hard and pray hard this week. >> reporter: also meeting the pope in washington, d.c., 13-year-old jake edwards. >> people with autism are smart and perfectly amazing.
>> reporter: an autism ambassador recently honored by the white house for his work with local law enforcement helping them to understand autism. >> i think it's pretty cool. i want to tell him about all the great blessings that i have. >> reporter: the moment an important culmination of years of hard work. >> i can't really even put into words but i'm feeling, of course, it's pride and it is just super exciting that he gets this opportunity. >> i am excited that the pope is coming to washington, d.c. and i think he's going to help a lot of people. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, washington. >> ah, cecilia, thank you very much. and george is there, as well. we'll have live reports all throughout the pope's visit here to d.c., here in new york and, of course, in philadelphia, as well but now inside to lara. >> thank you so much, robin. and serg vergara with us, our celebrity guest, correspondent of the morn. so excited. tonight season seven of "modern
family" begins. the premiere and we are going to talk about that right now with you. hello, my friend. >> how are you? >> i'm blinded by the light of that diamond. >> thank you, thank you. >> "pop news" was fun, thank you for quizzing us on all -- >> who won? no one won. >> everyone wins on "gma." what was the answer to the last question? for clarity? >> i don't remember what it was. >> i can't remember either. something about a gorgeous man. >> "true blood." >> 9 other joe managaniello reference. you mentioned at the emmys the big day is in november. >> yes. >> and where are you in the planning stages? do you have the dress, do you have the bridesmaid dressings. >> i don't have the dress. i know who is making it but it's not ready. >> take your time. it's only a month or so -- >> we'll see. i'm very excited but we're almost ready. i have a great party planner, min mindy weis is who taking care of everything. i'm very detail oriented so i'm
kind of like a -- >> yes. i think we call that bridezilla. >> i think i'm beyond that. i have very good memory. if you show me swatches of things, i can like in two months exactly remember but what happened with the one with the little border that had the little print, i'm like really bad. >> how is joe handling all of that? >> oh, he's a pleasure to be doing this with. he lets me do whatever i want. i show him options, of course, the options that i already want that i'm happy with. >> that's a very good trick. >> yeah. he what he's going to pick i already like. >> here are your options. it's my way, exactly. does he -- at any point did he say we should just elope. >> we did at the beginning. lease not deal with this craziness, super busy and to plan a weekend, that weekend beth be there and have a little honeymoon or something was very difficult but my family started like having, you know, like
cease sures and heart attacks and complaint, e-mails with bad words. >> because you're always with them. all the years i covered the emmys they are always there. >> they wanted a party. they needed a party. the last party i did was when i was turning 40, so it's been like four year -- three years so they wanted something. >> let's do it. so tonight, big premiere. >> yes. >> we love your tv family, your other family and have a clip you'll show us. shall we? take a look. >> next year. what about this year? >> oh, we enroll 59 least a year out and even then there's a significant waiting list. >> you're kidding? >> i'm sorry, mr. pritchett. you could try the learning barn. >> oh, yes, that sounds very nice. >> the learning barn sounds nice. >> yes, in my village only the richest kids were allowed to learn inside the barn. >> so there you go. tavis a little thing. i was prepping sofia because it is time not only for the
premiere of "modern family" but also to play our game this week, yesterday we turned the tables and we are doing it again today. it was anthony anderson and we're turning the table and you become the reporter. >> and i read. >> here we go. turning the tables. >> okay, crazy. okay. >> you were supposed to do it with me so i wouldn't look crazy. >> it was funny. so now -- i have to say my thing. >> okay. >> good morning, america. joining us now is the fabulous lara spencer, lara, thank you for coming in such an early morning. >> oh, thanks. thanks for the coffee. >> okay, lara, have you have worn many interesting outfits in this show. let's look a few of them. halloween is around the corner. what's in store for us this year? >> oh, that's -- look -- >> what is that? >> that was me -- those are just a few of my -- >> when do you have time to do all this?
>> on my lunch hour. is that a problem? no, i'm not sure what i'm going to be this year, sofia. do you have any suggestions? >> no, i don't like dressing up for halloween because i think when you're an actor you're always like in a costume so i try not to do that and i don't like everybody goes out on halloween so i try to stay home. >> oh, all right. well, i'll let you know what i end up -- >> yes, i'm sure you're going to do great. >> okay. >> well, should we turn the tables back again so that i can kick -- all right, we're turning the tables back again, thank you for that. >>ing 0, so now you're going to ask me. >> no, now i'm going to say -- now i'm going to ask everybody to watch the season premiere of "modern family" at 9:00, 8:00 central, sofia, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> you're a good interviewer too. outside to ginger. >> i know i'll be watching. so will all these people out here. this morning we got brand new video from council bluffs iowa. flash flooding, already seeing four to 6-inches of rain and
of course that is something you'll want to avoid any travel with that flash flood watch in place. that's the big picture. let's go ahead and get a check now a little closer to home. >> all right, ginger, autumn arrived at 4:21 this morning but sunshine a plenty this morning and this afternoon it's going to feel like summer. 80 degrees, lots of sunshine today for your first day of autumn. 81 tomorrow. 75 friday. and cloudy this weekend. ginger now an inspirational story about the unshakable bond between a woman and her mother who descends into hoarding. marry pflum is a producer at "gma" and wrote "white dresses: a memoir of love and secrets, mothers and daughters". the secret and pain and their love. for most people white dresses
signify special occasions like weddings or first communen but for mary they represent the unbreakable bond between her and her mother ann. in her new book aptly titled "white dresses" she phrases the complicated but loving relationship with her mom. >> when i was writing the book the white dresses told the story of our lives, other collect erv life at mother and daughter. my mother taught me to love all that white represent, cleanliness, innocence, simplicity, sophistication and above all, possibilities. >> a devout catholic who for a time became a nun and celebrated teacher to mary and her older brother anthony but ann was hiding a dark secret. she was a compulsive hoarder. >> the floor surround the television was piled high with blankets, towel, plastic bags filled with this and that. the dining room was unrecognizable. >> mary says her mother's condition started spiraling out of control after the breakdown
of her parents' marriage. one that ended when mary's father revealed that he was gay. >> before he left, things were picked up. and after he left, it changed considerably. >> reporter: her mother's hoarding got so bad, mary says she wasn't even allowed in the house for the last ten years of her mother's life. >> she did not want me home. the last time i was home i was pretty horrified. >> reporter: but even as ann's hoarding was out of control, mary and her mom remained close. >> well, i could talk for hours a day about ear infection worries and the best means of combating the croup. more and more i was losing her to that house. >> reporter: when she died five years ago mary was racked by guilt and grief. >> i so wanted to save her before she died. >> what's that you got? >> reporter: today mary is a wife and mother of four young children. her youngest named piper ann in honor of her mother. >> my mother may not have had
the happiest life, but it never impeded her ability to love and to love with her whole heart and soul. >> really is a beautiful book and you at home, you never know -- back story of your colleagues. we didn't know -- >> for years and years and always just so happy and light and bright and so brave to share this story. >> there was love in the house. everything else you can tell she was a product of love. >> we live in the same neighborhood in the upper west side and always see her out with the kids. but -- >> congratulations, mary. beautiful job. >> it is. "white dresses" available right now. and anne hathaway is here live in our st ññ
love this woman. anne hathaway, we know played an overworked assistant to an overbearing boss in "the devil wears prada." loved that. fast forward to ten years to the new comedy "the intern" and now anne is the boss to none other than robert de niro. >> you don't have to open the door, okay, so this shouldn't take more than an hour. if you can't stay here i'll call becky then you can pull up. >> don't worry. i'll be here. >> i think -- >> should i pick you up sushi. >> no, i eat too much mercury. i'm good. i'm actually kind of nauseous o
so -- >> anne is bouncing up and down in her chair. welcome back, anne hathaway, to "gma." great to have you back. loved this film. nancy meyer film, robert de niro. what was not to love about it? >> nothing. i haven't found it yet. can i just say it's hard to love the films that you're in because you normally are too close to it. you can't be objective. i love this movie too. if i wasn't in it, i would be the first person at the theaters on friday. i'm so excited for people to finally see it. >> it's so great and sometimes you don't relate to the character that you're playing. sometimes you said not in this case that you do. jewel, tell us about her. >> well, you know, i'm ambitious like jules and i'm a hard worker like her. and jules -- she's a little bit
surprised to find everything is working out for her. i definitely relate to that and with that comes responsibility and a lot of exposure and a vulnerable thing to be a young person making u.s. takes in public and trying to learn through them and jules is doing that big time and i certainly related to that. >> you really did and have been so wonderful in how you've evolved and how you have shared that and it's great to see you in this role. >> thank you. >> and it's not a chick flick are you know, like people like to use that phrase. are you pleased in being able to be approached about a role like this, a strong woman? >> oh, yeah, oh, yeah, it makes me so happy. i mean, any time there's -- like -- don't get me wrong, i love it when i play it but any time there is a great female role in hollywood it makes me so happy. i don't think there's enough. i think there's room for plenty more. this isn't a chick flick. it's not. it's -- trying to describe it -- it's not an adult film that you
can't see together. >> it is not. it is not. it's -- it really is something that everybody can enjoy together. even if it's not a chick flick but even if it was, chick flicks are great. >> it's kind of nice we're getting to that point. robert de niro. >> how about that? >> come on. >> working with him. >> how about that? what was that like? >> it was wonderful. it was wonderful. he's a quiet guy. he's not a million jokes a minute but he cares about what he does so much. he has such respect for everyone on the crew and he takes so seriously what he does. even if it's a comedy, you know. and i just loved being around him and we wound up really getting along. by the end of it we were very close, very fond of each other. >> he likes "the bachelor" so he can't be -- >> robin, i did something bad. >> what? >> he -- he was being sarcastic and i don't understage sarcasm in the female world and i told the world that he liked "the bachelor." that was such a bad thing to do. >> you're on abc so that wgo wi.
>> oh, my god. he cries at every rose ceremony. so excited. >> nice save. nice save there. >> can we just really quick, what you posted on instagram yesterday. you dot to play this, guys. the dubsmash. please. ♪ your money a million a million a million a ♪ >> that's -- i did that, yeah. yeah, i hit a million followers on instagram yesterday. >> wonderful. i know that's very special. only have a little time left. you want to mention about -- >> so, the pin that i'm wearing is in honor of charlotte and gwyneth gray, two little girls who have been diagnosed with batten disease a rare and genetically inherited disorder of the nervous system. their parents are trying to raise money to find a cure. they're $2 million into their goal of 10 million but they need another 2 million to before they can start doing clinical trials.
if you have a dollar to spare, please, please, these two little girls' lives depend on it. the life expect haven't si is between 6 and 12. if you have anything to give, please do. >> bless your heart. >> thank you for -- >> i know that's very important to you. thank you, anne hathaway. always good. always great -- >> my full name. "the intern" is in theaters on friday. it is must see. we'll pause for a moment so the rest of the country can join us for the special report. >> announcer: this is an abc news special report. pope francis in america. now reporting from washington, d.c., george stephanopoulos. >> good morning, we are coming on the air right now for live coverage of the pope's historic visit to america and there you see, the pope's motorcade. that's the apostolic car on washington avenue moments ago.
pope francis got into that car, that fiat we saw him get into yesterday. not a regal car by any means for the pope. but he's going to be taking a short five-minute ride. five minutes or so, maybe ten minutes to the white house. you see a crowd has gathered there at the -- crowds gathered everywhere for this pope as he makes a six-day visit to the united states, washington, d.c., new york and philadelphia. this is the pope's first ever trip to the united states. he will be heading to the white house which you see right there. president obama and mrs. obama will greet the pope, a crowd of 20,000 people gathered on this lawn on an absolutely glorious day and cokie robert, a bigger crowd than we saw for the last two visits by the pope. >> as the president says, not normally that crowded -- it is a very exciting day in washington. people have been lining up. they were supposed to open the gates at 5:00 this morning for the general public outside of the white house, they opened
them at 4:00. some people have been there since 5:00 last night. spending the night there. there are crowds everywhere around washington, tremendous excitement. >> i was down on the south lawn this morning and i got to tell you it was one of the most happy spirited crowds you could ever hope to see and father jim martin from "american" magazine joining us all week long, a perfect, perfect setting for this pope and the message that he'll deliver today. >> it is the day the lord has made. it's a nice papal weather and it's an exciting time for catholics and non-catholics alike and the size of the crowd shows the great personal magnetism and charisma he has and stands as a moral leader. >> crowds gathering there at the nunciature and cecilia vega is out on the parade route that the pope is going to be there later on constitution avenue in washington and i know the crowds there very excited, as well, cecilia. >> reporter: george, you have no idea.
this crowd is so excited. i mean, just look at all these people. having so much fun. these people have been spending -- they spent the night out here. i talked to a girl who got here at midnight. she couldn't even get past the metal detectors until 5:00 in the morning, singing, chanting, papa francisco, the pope -- this is someone they feel like they can finally get up close and personal with and they are hoping, george, when he comes down this route later today on that popemobile that just maybe he will get out, come here and shake hands with all these people. having so much fun out there. >> if they're that excited now i can't imagine what they'll be like when the pope gets there in a couple of hours. let me go to terry moran, abc's chief foreign correspondent on the north lawn of the white house. terry, cecilia said the pope wants to get up close and personal with people and coming to an american catholic community that feels like the church is for in touch with them more than they have in years.
>> reporter: that's what the polls show, george. and it's remarkable. this shift, the franchisee feck they're calling it which is felt most deeply among catholics, american catholics, many of whom have drifted from the church, the second largest religion, if you will, in the united states, ex-catholics if you counted them as a religion, lapsed catholics. this pope has lit the catholic community up with his message which is very deeply involved in society, wants people to get up and move. that's why he was chosen as pope in the first place to take the church out into the world and with his simple majestically simple charisma. >> thank you, terry. that is his message for the catholics but matthew dowd, as father jim said he'll speak to catholics and non-catholics like today and coming into a very polarized environment in the united states. >> he'll be speaking to all religions actually, this an environment when there's been a major dispute polarized on
religion, sex, race, politics, he's also, it's going to be speaking, not -- he's speaking globally. there's many people around the world watching this to see what he's going to say in the united states about what's happening in the united states and what he's going to ask the united states to do as a leader in the world. >> pope first and foremost a pastor, father jim, but we know the themes he wants to strike, the themes of his papacy, we know he'll hit income inequal and talk about the poor and climate change. >> that's right. the poor, climate change, mercy, i think, and also particularly in the united states refugees and immigrants. >> there he is right there. pope francis leaving the nunciature. capturely on his head today. yesterday he had to take it off when the wind was blowing. and he's going out to see the crowds first before he gets in that car. >> this is where the secret service is miserable. >> this is where he is happy. >> yes.
>> people there with the papal flag. tell us about the coat of arms. >> sure, it's the keys of peter. it's the symbol of jesus having given peter the keys to the kingdom and it's everywhere. >> the yellow and white comes from the time of the crusade, doesn't it? >> i believe so. >> and it was basically to say that it was not a line of any of the other colors of europe at the time. >> hug and a kiss there for the pope and you saw the secret service get a little bit nervous behind him but allowing that kiss to happen. >> people feel so comfortable. i respected john paul and benedict but this guy i want to hug. something about him makes him very approachable. >> this is something he does every week. out in st. peter's square in rome going to greet the crowds. >> he also said in terms of the poor it's not enough for us to give them charity. even with the poor he wants to encounter them and touch them physically so encounter and
accompaniment is two great words of his papacy. >> he's brought the poor into the vatican. he has brought them in for meals, he's brought them in for special tours of the vatican museum understanding that their minds are also valuable, not just their bodies. he's given them shaves and haircuts and food. >> setting an example taking in a migrant couple. >> one of the great quotes he has is the leaders of the church need to have the smell of the poor on them. that they need to be so much in touch with them this they have the smell of the poor on them. >> i love his quotation about political leaders, i beg the lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor. >> you know, i have to say it's fascinating to watch him work that pope line because he does it -- seems certainly happy and smiling and greeting everybody there. not with the feverishness you
see of an american politician. taking it at his own pace, his own time letting everyone come to him. >> you know why, he embodies that great christian ideal and the great idea of freedom. he's comfortable in his own skin. he doesn't feel rushed. one of the great things about his time in baiuenos aires, to relax he would spend time in the slups. that's how he would relax with poor families and is comfortable with people of all sorts and i think he fees more comfortable with them than he does with the powerful. >> you mentioned this yesterday, as well. let's talk about this. you talk about the freedom that comes with ascending to the papacy and some ways it seems to have transformed his public personality, as well. >> he's told friends of mine he felt when he became pope a certain grace came over him and a lot of people i knew him who knew him in buenos aires were concerned about the poor but this warm, fuzzy, if you will, theological term, encounter that you're seeing is new for him. i think it's a real grace he offers. >> american politicians growing
into the job. whether he was prepared or not, he certainly grew and seized this role with pope immediately. >> yeah, it's amazing i think transition where he thought his moment had passed when pope benedict took office and he was done. no longer a chance and then what happens obviously is life does given another chance and he's completely embraced it. you watch politicians in this country that so many fail when they embrace the high level and get in the sun, he's shining in the sun. >> look at the faces of these children. i mean, they are so genuinely happy. >> well, he talks a lot about servant leadership, that's the kind of leader we want. the gospel the other day, the person who needs to be the leader, needs to serve and is comfortable being a servant and being a servant of all and extending himself to people in this way. >> the pope surrounded by security as well you see the secret service and the papal security. i want to go to abc's pierre thomas in washington as well covering all the preparations to keep the pope and the crowds safe and this is unprecedented,
pierre. >> it really is and the secret service are probably the only people not smiling today. you see them easing in closer as he touches the crowd, gets close to the people. they know that this pope is unpredictable. there's some humor though. one official i talked to yesterday talked about the fact that fiat he's riding in is probably the smallest car that's ever been part of a secret service motorcade and they thought that was pretty interesting and they said, look, we've got to let him be him but we've got to be there and provide the security and i think right there, they're not as nervous but if he stops that motorcade along the parade route at some unannounced position that's when you will have a heart in mouth moment. >> they will be ready for it, though, but, of course, the pope is serene about that. that march interview he gave when he said, look, my life is in god a hands. you are taking care of me, he told the lord. i like the finish though that he gave to it, father jim. he said, you know, the one thing he acted for if something happens it doesn't hurt because
i'm a big coward when it comes to physical pain. >> he's very human and showing his humanity. the other quote he said i think when he was in manila. someone wanted to put in an enclosed popemobile. a mother cannot visit her children in a glass cage. >> george, he emphasized he has a short period of time constantly talks about he only has a short period of time to get his job done. >> 78 years old. some talk that perhaps he would follow the example of benedict and retire, maybe even at the age of 80. >> he might. you know, i think he respected benedict and i certainly do for his very humble jest fuhr of retiring. the jesuits we are jesuit superiors for six years so a lot of jest wishes think after six years he'll call it quits and i heard the theory one of the reasons he's telling people he'll only be here for a short period of time is not freak people without who think what's going to happen -- >> as he's pushing through, the