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good morning, america. a massive storm rattling more than 30 million americans. a string of reported tornadoes ripping up homes, flipping cars, powerful winds causing power lines to explode. sparking a fire and burning houses. the storm on the move this morning. the donald doubles down on immigration. the gop front-runner calls for a deportation force to kick undocumented immigrants out of the country and taunts his opponents. >> we started off with 17, and one by one by one they're disappearing. >> caught in the act. a laser strike targeting a news helicopter from one of our abc stations. the green beam hitting the chopper. the news team springing into action. >> if we could get thecoulds over here, that would be awesome because we've got him dead to right. >> helping police make an arrest. the fbi is investigating this morning. note this girl is on fire ♪ and jennifer lawrence
speaking out for women taking on hollywood's pay gap. >> my question to myself was, why am i not asking for it? >> we'll get the answer and more only on "gma" this morning. and good morning, america. happy thursday. we are looking forward to welcoming diane sawyer back to "gma." of course, she has that interview with jennifer lawrence. two kentucky women and they're going to dig into tapeh gap issue, an important debate for women everywhere. >> that is a little later. always great to have diane in the studio with us. we begin with that large storm sweeping across the country. ten reported tornadoes, nearly two feet of snow in some areas and wind gusts topping 80 miles an hour. abc's rob marciano is in chicago this morning and starts us off. good morning, rob. >> good morning, robin. the winds howling all night long in chicago. the flags along michigan avenue for the most part have been 0
horizontal. 49-mile-an-hour wind gust at the airport. 53 in west chicago. even the big skyway bridge, parts shut down because of flying debris. it's whipping up snow and severe weather across the midwest. [ sirens ] [. >> reporter: overnight, a massive storm system rattling more than 30 million people. >> tornado forming. >> wow. >> reporter: tornadoes breaking out in the midwest. >> tornado warning. >> tornado on the ground. >> reporter: ten twisters reported in iowa alone. >> wow, look at that thing. >> reporter: one of them ripping through this farm. sheet metal sent flying landing on top of trees. flipping vehicle, big and small. one after another. and unleashing a string of lightning bolts. the storm stretching further east. here in illinois, toppled electric poles spewing balls of fire. and down south, watch as high winds up to 70 miles per hour caused these power lines to clash.
instantly bursting into flames. three mile long walls of fire stampeding across oklahoma prompting urgent evacuations in at least temp towns engulfing homes like this one. and winds here in chicago and across the great lakes really expected to blow all day long. even by windy city standards, ginger, as you know, this storm is a big one. >> yeah, it is big and it is widespread. thank you, rob. you can see aggressively that low pressure system spinning through the great lakes, the cold front ahead of it down into west virginia, kentucky, it's going to keep moving to the north and east and with it will come significant wind. wind advisories from north dakota to north carolina to western new york. i think the great lakes will feel it worse today. you can see some of the wind gusts later this afternoon along the lake shore and michigan, 50 miles per hour at grand haven. look at buffalo. up to 4. that blustery and i mean cold wind is going to come right here as we kick off the weekend. so i'll have the forecast for the northeast coming up in your nation's weather.
>> we'll be bundling up, okay, thanks very much. we turn to the race for president and donald trump doubling down on his pledge to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. the gop front-runner says he'll create a deportation force that's getting applause from crowds drawing bipartisan fire too. abc's tom llamas here with the story. >> good morning to you. it's the issue that helped donald trump skyrocket to the top of the polls but other gop candidates say trump is playing with fire and the hard line plan will hurt them next november in the general election. donald trump upping the ante when it comes to illegal immigration. >> you're going to have a deportation force and you're going to do it humanely. >> reporter: proposing a deportation force to usher millions of undocumented immigrants out of america. but mass deportation is a plan some of trump's fellow republicans call unrealistic. >> hi about the families, think about the children. >> even having this conversation sends a powerful signal, they're doing high-fives in the clinton campaign right now when they hear this. >> reporter: the clinton campaign doing more than
high-fives, taking to social media tweeting the idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane and un-american. no, trump. i tried asking senator marco rubio about trump's idea, but he dodged our questions. senator, trump called for a deportation force today. what do you say to that. >> i hear you. >> reporter: but some say rubio is avoiding immigration pointing to the debate where he stayed silent where many others weighed in. trump regularly attacking him for being part of the gang of eight, a bipartisan group of senators that tried and failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform. as candidates like dr. ben carson, senator rubio and senator ted cruz rise in the polls, trump is enjoying seeing others fade away. >> we started off with 17. and one by one by one they're disappearing. disappearing. it's a beautiful thing to watch as they go out. i love it. >> reporter: trump being trump. back to that moment with marco
rubio. now, his campaign said the schedule was tight and he had done several interviews that day including on immigration. now, a former gop presidential nominee making a big endorsement, bob dole, a name we haven't heard endorsing jeb bush, calling him the most qualified. >> on veterans day, let's bring in jon karl for more on this campaign and, jon, let's start with ben carson. he's getting questions, as well as his debate comments on foreign policy. said it would be fairly easy to take out isis' energy resources and also talking about china and syria. >> reporter: that's right. in the debate ben carson raised eyebrows when he said china is active in syria. it's something carson has said before but there is no indication of any chinese military involvement whatsoever in syria. we put the question to several senior u.s. national security officials who told us they don't know what carson is talking about, that they know of no chinese involvement in syria. here's what carson said yesterday when he was asked to explain what he meant. >> well, china has been trying
to extend its influence not only throughout the middle east but throughout africa and in several locations and their interests extend into that region, as well. you know, i would have to refer you to some other people to get you the actual data that they've shown to me. >> ben carson has talked about these advisers a few times. what do we know about them. >> reporter: carson says his top foreign policy adviser is a retired two-star general named robert deesome. dees is an adjunct professor at liberty university who has written that the u.s. military should be used to spread christianity in the united states and around the world. george, not your typical top adviser to a presidential candidate, but then again ben carson is certainly not your typical presidential candidate. >> and he's at the top of the polls. thanks very much. >> you'll be heading to washington a little bit later. >> in a few minutes. >> to do an interview with president obama. we'll turn to that deadly plane
crash in ohio. all nine on board killed. new video of the plane's final moments may help investigators figure out what went wrong and abc's david kerley is on the scene there in akron, ohio, good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is a significant discovery for investigators, the last couple of seconds of flight of this jet and it was a jet that was in trouble. the final moments of the fiery crash captured on that surveillance camera. seeing the twin engine jet through the trees. the jet's left wing banking severely to the left out of control as it makes impact exploding into an intense inferno. >> when you're at a 90-degree bank angle low to the ground you're not controlling anything. nobody would voluntarily do that. >> reporter: the ntsb already sifting through the wreckage, the wheel, the two engines and for the remains of all nine who perished on board. >> do you see flames? >> i can see it burning right now. i thought i heard a plane go down and i can see an explosion. i can see fire.
>> reporter: despite the destruction, no one on the ground hurt. the hawker had been chartered by a small commercial real estate firm in boca raton, florida. on board two executives and five employees. most of the family owned and run firm. among the victims thomas virgin and diane smoot. smooth smoot's family immediately traveling to the crash seen. >> i texted her. she didn't reply. i'm in shock and disbelief and we want to know what happened. >> reporter: another important piece of evidence discovered is already in washington, d.c. that is the cockpit voice recorder. they could be listening to that as early as later today. george. >> okay, david kerley, thanks very much. we turn to that racial tension at the university of missouri. we learned overnight a second student has been arrested for making violent threats against black students on social media. abc's alex perez is on the scene in columbia, missouri. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. authorities were able to track down those suspects within
hours. some students here so worried they didn't even leave their homes. this morning, northwest missouri state university freshman connor stoudamire arrested. the second arrest wednesday, authorities also detaining 19-year-old hunter park for messages posted on the website yik yak aimed at black students from the university of missouri columbia writing i'm going to stand my ground and shoot every black person i see. tomorrow, mizzou will really make national news and don't go to campus tomorrow. >> all: this is what democracy looks like. >> reporter: overnight sparking protests on the campus. 19-year-old stoudamire posted threats on the same site saying i'm going to shoot any black people tomorrow so be ready. authorities don't know if the posts are related or if the posts were inspired by the recent racial tensions at u of m's columbia campus but wednesday the usually packed columbia campus just sprinkled with students, on social media pictures of lecture halls practically empty.
>> it's just kind of frightening to realize anybody would kind of walk around and try to kill people because of skin color. >> reporter: the changes here sparking protests at other schools. more than 900 students walking out of class and marching at ithaca college in new york wednesday demanding the president there resign for not responding strongly enough to alleged racist incidents on campus. and yik yak issuing a statement saying they will not tolerate misbehavior from its users and they will report them to authorities. hunter park is due in court later today. george, robin. >> misbehavior is an understatement. >> still a tense situation. all right, alex, thank you. to a major lawsuit over an apparent birth control mix-up. more than 100 women suing claiming they got pregnant after taking pills that were mislabeled. they're seeking millions in damages and abc's linzie janis is here with much more on this. good morning. linzie. >> good morning, robin. more than 10 million in the u.s.
rely on the effectiveness of birth control pills. these women say defective pills led to unwanted pregnancies and costs related to raising those children. this morning, 113 women are suing four different companies that either made or packaged birth control pills. in a lawsuit the women claim that the pills from drugmaker qualitest were packaged in the wrong order, rotated 180 degrees so that the practilacebo pills taken at the wrong time of the month leaving women without adequate contraception and at risk for unwanted pregnancy. that packaging defect resulting in an fda recall in 2011. >> you could be dealing with anywhere from eight days to 14 days of no hormones on board, no ovulation suppression and, therefore, conception or pregnancy can occur. >> reporter: the women are seeking millions of dollars in damages, some asking for the total cost of raising a child through adulthood including the
cost of education, endo, the parent company of qualitest and vintage pharmaceuticals also mentioned in the suit telling abc news that safety is its top priority and the voluntary recall occurred based on an extremely small number of pill packs that were manufactured by an external contract manufacturer. well, the company also says it was only able to confirm one blister pack sold to a patient that had a defect. guys, birth control has been found to be 92% effective when taken properly. that's what these women say they expected. >> we'll see what happened. linzie, thanks very much. breaking news in the fight against isis. >> a major offensive under way to capture a key city from isis. more than 7,000 kurdish fighters backed by u.s. air support are fighting to retake the northern iraqi city of sinjar. and there is word that this hour those kurdish fighters have now taken control of a road that serves as a crucial supply route
for isis between syria and their stronghold of mosul, iraq. a development that could be a major blow to the terror group. also breaking right now, a series of terrorism raids across europe, from britain to nour way to germany are accused of supporting terrorism plots. an iraqi born cleric in norway is among those charged and some of the suspects traveled to syria apparently. back in this country, tense moments at a san francisco hospital. politician say a man climbed to the roof of a building across the street and aimed a rifle towards st. luke's hospital. police say as they responded they shot and killed him. no word on the man's possible motive. if the federal government gets its way millions of americans will not be able to smoke in their own homes. a proposal expected to be announced today would ban smoking in all public housing nationwide. the smoke-free zones would also include common areas. it could be the most
important planet ever found outside of our solar system, scientists say. take a look at an artist's drawing of the newly discovered planet. it's about the size of the earth and it's only 39 light-years away presenting a unique opportunity for research. the name gj 1132b rolls right off the tongue. a dangerous close call. an elderly man walk as cross seem seemingly unaware that a train is headed straight toward him. >> ooh. >> he barely makes it to the sorry side and seems to completely not even notice what happened. so many are wondering if a hearing impairment prevented him from being warned but thankfully he is okay. and finally, this is the image that has the internet and me this morning taking a much closer look. why don't you join in. can you find the woman in this picture. at first glance it appears to be a beautiful autumnal scene but there is a woman in there. a body paint artist is behind the illusion. >> base of the tree. base of the tree.
>> a closer look. there she is. we can't get any closer because this is a family friendly show and she is naked. >> she's wearing bark. >> body paint. she has body paint so we can't get too close. it's really beautifully and s n stunning. it took me a while to find it. kudos to you for finding it. >> i can go home now today. >> i'm an arborist. >> drop the mike. >> thank you, amy. up next, the news team that stopped a crime nabbing the man who shined a laser at their helicopter. that's in just 30 seconds.
>> and we're back at 7:17 with that news helicopter crew that sprang into action after a laser strike. abc's t.j. holmes here with that. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. authorities say this is downright dangerous and fear that eventually one of these laser strike, so-called lasing will lead it a crash. several incidents, one in newark airport in which someone is accused of pointing a laser at an aircraft that was pointing a camera right back at them. overnight a frightening laser strike caught on camera. >> news 7, repeat that. >> we have a vehicle that is shining a green laser at us. >> reporter: abc's new york station wabc called authorities after a laser took aim at their helicopter wednesday night. the green beams hit the chopper as it was flying near newark's liberty airport. >> are you able to zoom in and get that plate? yeah, we'll try to do that now.
>> reporter: the pilot and reporter stay overhead as police rush to the scene. >> yeah, we still have eyes on him. the car is going to be parked there and they're walking away so if we could get the cops over here it would be awesome because we have got him dead to rights. >> reporter: they help authorities arrest the alleged suspect. police say the fbi is now involved but the suspect has net to be charged. the faa tells abc news they're investigating the situation. two additional new york city news chopper pilots also report laser incidents this week, one wednesday night close to brooklyn's barclays center and the other just six miles away from new york's laguardia airport tuesday. police arrest a 20-year-old man charging him with reckless endangerment. now, authorities are always mindful of the possibility of terrorism, someone trying to get their hands on these to try to bring down a plane but, guy, in the majority we've seen over the years, people who have been arrested have admitted they were doing it as a prank. they thought it would be fun or funny if you can believe that. >> no, all right.
>> senseless. >> just makes you angry. >> it does. >> makes you feel good that they got them. >> good for those news teams. . more ahead, a tragic murder mystery, a young pastor's pregnant wife shot in her home while her husband was away. caught on camera. cruise ships doors gave this passenger a concussion and now a big lawsuit. the jury awards him more than $20 million but did they go too far. >> "gma" is on the money. we spend billions on eyewear but do you really know where to find the best deals. ♪ ♪ ♪ here's to more good cheer. buy one holiday drink at starbucks and get one free to share november 12th through 15th, 2 to 5pm.
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and blustery air is headed to >> good morning i'm tamala edwards, 7:24 thursday, november 12. let's head over to karen rogers she is taking a look at the schuylkill expressway. >> reporter: we have an accident involving a deer on the shoulder schuylkill expressway westbound past the blue route. traffic is slow past the scene, police on the scene helping them out. >> pot grove we have a vehicle crashed at moyer road. in cherry hill a disabled truck on the ramp from 561 to 295 southbound as you're trying to get on the ramp you have a truck that's disabled that's partially blocking the ramp. white horse pike is moving
better. >> let's go look at sky6 live hd out across center city. it's clear and cloudy. cloudy skies, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows to the west of us we have rain pushing in. in all likelihood that holds off until the end of commute. 51 degrees in philadelphia. 51 in allentown. it's cool to begin. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a cool issue finish, 63 degrees is the high, that's above average. again we have light to moderate rain coming through in the middle of the day, it should be over for the most part into the early afternoon. gusty winds tomorrow, sun and clouds, 58. wind gust putting trash cans and tree branches on the roads in some case, blustery saturday and not as much wind and nice on sunday. >> "action news" will be right back after this break. >> philadelphia police are
welcome back to "gma." and take a look at this. a passenger on a cruise ship hit in the head with a sliding door. that lawsuit just settled in court and we're going to tell you the multimillion dollars that he was awarded. >> a whole lot of money. that story is just ahead. also right now, dangerous winds moving across the country this morning after that powerful storm struck from texas to illinois overnight. ten tornadoes reported. fierce wind gusts knock over vehicles and power lines. and the black friday frenzy could look a little different at walmart this year. the retail giant is ditching those doorbuster deals and instead of having these hourly deals, they're going to offer nearly all the deals online and in stores all at once. >> so mayhem 24/7. not just every hour. >> around the clock. >> another chain making news
hitting the tipping point banning tips at their restaurant and michael, you have more on that ahead. >> good morning, everybody. here's a tip. don't tip. that's what one big restaurant chain is saying this morning. could it be the start of a larger trend? that's ahead in "the speed feed." back to you, robin. >> okay, michael. thank you. we begin this half hour with that tragedy in indianapolis. a young pastor's pregnant wife shot in their home. abc's gio benitez is here with their story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. such a sad story. it started as an apparent home invasion tuesday morning but the pastor's wife was in the house while he was at the gym. a mother who was pregnant again losing her life. this morning, heartbreak in indianapolis. a young couple torn apart after a mystery gunman shot 28-year-old amanda blackburn in the head. her husband, local pastor davey blackburn, getting home from the gym and finding his home broken into. his wife on the ground. he calls 911 and rushes her to a
local hospital. but it was too late. she died. reportedly 12 weeks pregnant. >> what our detectives believe currently is that this was a robbery, likely to have gone afoul. >> reporter: the two already have a child and appear to be magdly in love. posting youtube video after youtube video. this one just two weeks ago. >> on our way to chicago to take a little romantic getaway. >> reporter: here amanda blackburn over offering some marriage advice to men. >> you can lead your wife best by just being a really, really godly example to her. >> reporter: here the whole family dressed up for halloween just days ago. >> our detectives are following up on several promising leads, but at this point they have not released suspect information. >> reporter: police now searching for her attacker. the pair had moved to indy just a few years ago to build the resonate church and davey
blackburning releasing this statement "it's impossible to communicate all the emotions my heart has been forced to process. i have not only lost my ministry partner and support, but also my very best friend." and there was also another home invasion earlier that night or morning in the same area and police are looking to see if they are connected. but so far they haven't made that connection so far. lots of questions here. but just so sad. >> yeah, hopefully they'll find out, at least get some leads soon. all right, thanks. we turn to that eye-popping court case. an illinois man awarded more than $20 million in damages after being injured by a sliding door on a cruise ship. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: watch as those sliding doors close right on james hausman's head hitting him on the temple. you see him wobble. turn to his wife carol and try to regain his composure. the 61-year-old from springfield, illinois, was on a round the world cruise. >> our ships are designed to strike a perfect balance. >> reporter: aboard holland america's "ms amsterdam."
his concussion and alleged brain injury worth $21 million according to a federal jury awarding hausman the sum after a nine-day trial. >> he has memory problems. he has seizures now. >> reporter: but this morning the cruise line saying it'll appeal. in a statement calling the judgment excessive. but in the trial hausman's attorney argued that his concussion was one of possibly dozens of other sliding door injuries aboard holland america's ships. >> 34 other incidents of sliding automatic doors hitting passengers. >> reporter: those other incidents, one awarded him $5 million in injury damages and $16.5 million in punitive damages. hausman's wife said she'd instantly swap that money to have her old husband back. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> okay, let's talk to dan abrams about this right now. $21.5 million. too much? >> it's nuts. i mean $21.5 million for this
sort of injury is excessive. i think the cruise company is right. now, that doesn't mean he shouldn't be entitled to recover damages. he should. but even look at the jury's verdict. a million and a half are for current damages. 3.5 are for future damages and then 16.5 are punitive meaning intended to punish -- >> couldn't they argue you need the punitive damages because this happened so many other types in the past. >> that's why. this jury was clearly angry at this company. they were clearly angry and saying, look, you should have known, you've been negligent in the past but this is one of the problems. this is the reason people see a verdict like this and they mock our legal system and i think an appellate court will probably reduce the amount but you're absolutely right. punitive damages like this are intended to send a message which says, this goes beyond this case. this is an example of justice for more than just this
particular plaintiff, but for all the other people who should have been protected before the negligence of this particular company. >> putting the companies on notice. dan abrams. >> i think it'll be reduced. >> thank you very much. coming up, americans spend billions of dollars every year on prescription glasses and contacts but are you really getting the best deals? mara schiavocampo is going to have that. mara. >> robin, we teamed up with "consumer reports" to cover some insider secrets helping one family save more than $500. how we did it is coming up just ahead.
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broke to see clearly. there are easy things you can do to save big without sacrificing any quality. brandon and rebecca robinson have four young girls and adding to the cost, mom and 11-year-old ki anna both wear glasses. ki anna's prescription changing as often as every six months. >> kind of small. >> she needs two pairs in the same year because her eyes are progressively getting worse. >> reporter: the robinsons don't have vision insurance and between mom and daughter shopping at big chain stores, they spend an estimated thousand dollar a year on glasses. so we brought in "consumer reports" sue byrne to focus on cutting that bill down. first, sue says get in front of a computer. >> absolutely cheapest way to get glasses is buy the frames online. >> reporter: sites like zenni optical or simply eyeglasses often sell the same or similar frames you can find in stores but because they don't have the
costs of a brick and mortar shop for. less. we looked up rebecca's kianna's glasses and found similar frames for more than $100 cheaper. >> these are like your exact same ones. >> reporter: will you get the same quality lenses online as in the store? >> i would be concerned a little bit. stipes when you go cheap, maybe you're also giving up on quality. >> reporter: so we enlisted two of our "gma" interns to help test it. dr. lisa park at nyu langone medical center giving eye exams and testing the glasses this they bought at pearle vision and walmart and online at warby parker. all of them accurate. next up sue says just because you have a new prescription doesn't mean you have to buy new frames. >> you take your frames and you can take them to a place like walmart or costco and our readers found this was really high satisfaction. >> reporter: walmart and costco charge between $10 and $0 to bring in outside frames but
check out the savings. costco lenses are only $80 and include anti-glare, scratch resistance and uv protection coatings and you don't even have to be a costco member. just go with a friend who is. lastly, sue says, always negotiate. >> if you absolutely fall madly in love with a pair of glasses at your doctor's office then the best thing you can do is try to haggle price. >> reporter: going forward buying online could have the robinsons seeing more than $500 a year in savings. now, as for those eyewear websites a lot offer hundreds of frames which can also give you a broader selection than you would find at the store. >> but you can't do this online. you can't put the glasses on and see how they look. >> actually you can virtually so a lot of sites allow you to upload your photo and try different pair of glasses on. we did that with mine. got some little different samples and you guys too to see what you might look like with different frames on.
it just gives you a sense of what you would look like and, you know, i'm actually in the market for some glasses because i lost mine soy -- >> i like those. >> a like those a lot. >> i'm a fan of the bigger rims. when you're ordering online you have to know the return policy. ill-fitting glasses aren't just uncomfortable. >> heavier or hurt right here. >> ha can affect your vision so you want to make sure. >> okay. i love the ones you picked out, the white ones but i think i'll stick with these. >> i'll stick with might too. >> mara, thanks so much. you guys are looking sharp in those glasses. >> i don't know who picked mine. i'm not in love with them. >> he looks like urkel. >> thank you. did i pick those lenses? no, i did not. coming up they're ending tipping. what does that mean for your wallet. you have that in "the speed feed." >> we'll talk about that are we at the tipping point? >> oh, i see what you did. >> yeah. welcome to the annual lighting of the tree.
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on? is the restaurant tipping system broken? does it need fixed? what's the worst tip you've ever gotten? ? ooh. too many. >> reporter: that's the problem. also no tipping, no math. >> what is 20% of $46. >> oh, 20% of 46. well half of would be -- >> reporter: your math is bad. >> terrible. >> reporter: downsides. >> i can see both sides. i like the idea of merit. >> reporter: no tips, no incentive. bad service. i used to be a waiter. i had a guy take a tip out of my hand once. i was very bad. this is why i do this now. no tipping just takes out a lot of variables. if you're on a date would you tip more heavily to impress a date? >> i don't think so. i don't think that impresses a woman. >> reporter: are you trying to impress. >> no. >> reporter: this guy is till talking. would she stay with you for your money or who you are as a man. >> reporter: there's still con 2350ugs. >> i feel like i should tipped. i'm so used to doing it.
reaching for the wall streetlet and they're like, no. >> reporter: this will take getting used to nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i'm an overtipper. >> you are. i think it's also nice as a former waitress i totally appreciate it. >> absolutely. and the busboys too. >> throw them a little extra. jennifer lawrence speaking out on "gma" taking the hollywood pay gap on with diane sawyer.
edwards, 7:56 now, thursday, november 12. how is the commute going karen rogers has the answers, good morning. >> reporter: we had an does he want southbound i-95 near the commodor barry bridge. ridley park we have heavy traffic i-95 southbound from 420 to the commodor barry bridge. the accident cleared now you have a disabled vehicle. hood is up, trying to fix it on the side. we have an accident in pottstown where a car ran into a pole on moyer road. multi-vehicle accident 206 near nasau street. new jersey, 42 freeway jammed at this point watch fogger a slow go from lower landing road to 55 and 55 to 295 we're seeing
slower than average speeds. roads looking dry, tam. >> let's go to sky6 live hd taking a live like across the platt bridge you can see how overcast it is david. >> reporter: yeah, you can it's definitely cloudy, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us there is rain to the west starting to push into western chester county could be you get the rain drops before the end of the morning commute. philadelphia may squeeze out the commute dry. temperatures are cool, 53 degrees, not much wind to start out. this afternoon we're looking at a period of rain during the afternoon hours, midday damp, drying out later in the day, 673 is the high. tomorrow, gusty winds are the story. winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour. it will be a hold on to your hats kind of day. >> a driver lost control and crashed into a parked car and the car flipped over.
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. massive home explosion. caught on camera. firefighters racing to pull people out of the rubble. what led to the deadly blast? jennifer lawrence speaking out in a "gma" exclusive taking on hollywood's pay gap. >> my question to myself was why am i not asking for it. >> channeling her inner katniss with diane. >> your form is just horrible. >> opening up about life after t"the hunger games" and the roa ahead. i remember the first time i said, good morning, america. still exciting. >> and we're celebrating 40 years of "gma." robin sharing some of her favorite moments. from the pyramids to the president and the emotional moment one family found their daughter in the middle of destruction. a live reunion this morning you
don't want to miss. and the entire cast of "how to get away with murder", here live as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ never been in love before it is wonderful to have the cast here, okay, lara. >> i've done it. >> look at them all. >> we love this show. >> ah. >> i know it's early. we understand. it's a great show. >> it is an excellent show and just two more episodes until the midseason break. they have a little sneak peek and we'll have some fun with them ahead. also as you know we'll be coming up on our 40th birthday and, robin, you're going to share some of your favorite stories of your time here. >> it is a privilege. i've said this when people invite us into their homes each and every morning and we say good morning, america and the people we have met along the way
and so i'm looking forward to sharing that and reuniting with the family that we helped unite. >> that was an amazing story. >> you started when you were like 12, right? >> i feel like i've been here all 40 years. and the whole event starts next tuesday. we'll go 40 hours straight tuesday at 5:00 p.m., 40 for 40 live stream marathon broadcast, 40 hours straight. >> it's a big family reunion. >> thursday morning here. that's exactly right. now amy with the morning rundown. we begin with new video from a major offensive being launched right now against isis in northern iraq. kurdish fighters backed by u.s. air strikes are trying to recapture a strategic city near the syrian border and now reportedly taken control of a road that serves as a vital isis supply route. also this morning, authorities in italy have announced a series of there are raids across europe. more than a dozen suspects, many of them linked to isis are charged with plotting attacks.
well, five years after the massive bp oil spill there is word half of that oil may still be at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. a scientist claims the chemical used to disperse the oil did not work but the oil tri questions those findings. and new concerns overnight about people aiming lasers at aircraft. here in new york city, three news helicopters were targeted. one chopper zoomed in on two suspects until police could arrest them. three planes were also hit by lasers in the dallas area. and investigators are looking into the cause of a massive explosion that leveled a duplex in new jersey killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others. abc's linsey davis has the very latest. >> reporter: this is the moment a house gets blown apart. the massive explosion caught on surveillance camera. >> the explosion pancaked the second floor on to the first floor and the people rode that down. >> reporter: it happened just before 8 a.m. wednesday at this two-family home in elizabeth, new jersey. >> oh, my god, oh, my god,
somebody help me. >> reporter: at least one man died in the blast. 15 others were injured. including an 11-year-old. firefighters pulling several people and a dog from the rubble. witnesses say they noticed the faint smell of gas the night before the explosion. >> i felt like it was my last day. >> reporter: the city's mayor confirms the incident was a gas explosion but this morning investigators are trying to determine if someone inside the house was illegally tapping into a gas source. but sometimes the deadly disasters are gas leaks like this house. blown to bits in new jersey last winter. something that happens more often in the cold weather when many are turning up the heat. experts say if you notice a strong odor that smells like rotten eggs, open up the windows and get out immediately. call 911 or the gas company. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, elizabeth, new jersey. >> very important advice there, linsey, thank you. fans are mourning the tragic
death of a beloved actor. nathaniel marston passed away after a car crash. he was best known for his role on "one life to live" and appeared on "blue bloods" and "law & order." he was just 40 years old. police believe he fell asleep at the wheel. america's obesity rate is rising despite efforts to reverse that trend. the cdc saying 38% of american adults are now obese and there are now more obese women than men. well, finally we have seen all sorts of new ideas for alarm clocks that get you out of bed but this may be the most ridiculous yet. yep, look at that. this woman -- oh, my gosh -- do i even need to describe what's happening here. she built an alarm clock that slaps her in the face and connected it to a rotating motor and attached a rubber hand to it. it backfired at one point because her hair got caught in the motor there but she says you know what, it works. she hasn't overslept yet. >> i bet. >> now that we played it, can
she get rid of it? >> someone in your house -- >> uncomfortable. whoo! >> let's go over to michael. >> oh, boy. what people come up. what's ahead on the "gma morning menu," jennifer lawrence and diane sawyer, one-on-one taking on the big apple, equal pay in hollywood and so much more. super selfie secrets. the new makeup that could revolutionize the way you take pictures. plus tgit and we have amazing "deals & steals" inspired by your favorite characters and guess what we have here today on "gma" live in times square, we have the cast of "how to get away with murder." coming up.
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but yet, when i go into the apartment, i'm there for half an hour. it is not just hanging a picture, it is conversing, it is being a friend. there aren't old people there. there are actually young people with old clothing on. welcome back to "gma" and look who is here right here, diane sawyer. [ cheers and applause ] >> i had my slapping alarm clock. >> what it looked like you had a lot of fun with jennifer lawrence? oh, we did. you know, she's been speaking out about income and equality issues and about gender inequality issues and she is one
spirited girl from kentucky. we are two louisville girls a few years apart. started out in my kitchen. >> two hometown girls in new york city. >> oh, my gosh. >> my kitchen but the barbecue is pure kentucky. we both grew up in louisville, 45 years apart, but steeped in the soft hills of home. >> oh, my god. i have -- i've never seen this picture. >> who -- >> oh, my god, band class. >> did they assign you -- >> no, i just -- >> people don't joust wander into oboe. >> i did. >> any music you think of as home. >> i'll be honest, i just have been into a bone aim not sure how to spit it out on camera. >> i would offer. back in louisville she was a cheerleader for awhile. >> no sweat, this game ain't over yet. >> reporter: i was a bookworm likely to succeed. she was most talkative in class.
chatiest. >> oh, yeah, most talkative girl in school two years in a row. >> very good. congratulations. >> pretty hard to get. >> at age 25 she some kind of dazzling hybrid. an irreverent kid ♪ are you coming to the tree >> reporter: the final episode of "the hunger games: mockingjay - part 2" is about to arrive, again, she is katniss, the embodiment of strength in the face of fear. >> it's all a business. >> reporter: offscreen, jennifer lawrence herself has been making news with a kind of warrior challenge all her own. when hacked e-mails about her movie "american hustle" revealed she was paid less than her male co-stars she wrote about it saying if i'm honest with myself it's partly because she had fallen into a trap women face, not wanting to be difficult or spoiled. while men don't care. >> my question to myself was why am i not asking for it. and i think i know that i've
always kind of carried a habit of submissiveness with the idea that makes me more likable. >> reporter: some of her co-stars have spoken out for her and for other women in the workplace everywhere. >> i felt like i had to say something because we need to talk about it. on average women are paid 21% less than men. we can ask for the same exact thing that men do. and we do face the reality that we do get judged more. it's just something that is intrinsic and i would love to see change. >> reporter: we are now heading downtown in new york city to a unique store, a kind of gallery that has mucherry in the back. >> all the way back. >> reporter: i try it. my arrow bounces back. >> told you to point down. your form is just horrible. >> i thought --
>> pull back on your shoulder blade. >> reporter: a minute later she disappears. >> i showed diane how to shoot archery today and let's just say she nailed it. >> reporter: by late afternoon when we 1i9 to talk she's reflective about her life now at the crossroads. so what's the biggest difference in you in the last year? >> you know, when i wrapped "the hunger games," i wrapped these movies have been my life for so long and they had to come first and everything. i was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and we broke up around the same time that i wrapped those movies and it was kind of being 24 was this whole year of who am i without these movies, who am i without this man? >> reporter: so young, the future ahead may be marriage, maybe not. >> i don't know if i ever will get married. i'm okay with that. i don't feel like i need anything to complete me.
i love meeting people. people come nothing your life and bringing something -- i don't really plan on getting married. i might. i definitely want to be a mother. >> reporter: when you don't need it is when you get to choose it. >> yeah. >> reporter: it's great. more about me. i would like -- by christmas, you'll see her in another movie called "joy" about a struggling housewife who invents a miracle mop and transforms everything. >> in america all races and all classes can meet and make whatever opportunities they can. >> she has this ability, this magic that she finally can't deny any longer. >> reporter: but for now she is moving on from a kind of legacy as the girl who awakened a generation of tiny fans and taught them what it's like to believe in yourself. and there she is. you know, she is such an
extraordinary and truly natural actor that at one point some acting teacher said don't ever go to acting class again. don't touch it don't let anybody interfere with what you know to do and by the way, the latest "the hunger games," the last one is out on november 24th. >> we're looking forward to see it. >> we're seeing it tomorrow. pretty good afternoarcher too. >> i happened to hit the door and ceiling. peep running for their lives. >> it's harder than you look. >> you have to aim at some direction. >> you have to aim down. >> you have to aim down then we got down on our knees and, of course, i fly -- but she's really good. >> i really love what you said to her about when you get -- when you don't need, you get to choose. >> that's true and she's so young. >> yet so mature at 25. >> old soul. >> it's wonderful. she's really extraordinarily
confident about her love of what she does and her love of acting. she's going to direct someday and she's writing a screenplay with amy schumer now. >> oh, goodness. oh, we talked about that. >> she said amy schumer said she'd pay her $100 if she called me di during the interview. >> and she didn't, did she? >> we can see so much more tonight. >> tonight on "nightline." >> i can't wait. >> for sure it's going to be a long and we did through a lot of mods. we go to the place she was discovered and togs about being a child. it wasn't easy for her at all until she found what she loved. her gift. >> wonderful having you here and we get to have you back next week. >> that's right. >> big family reunion. >> big 40. >> see you then. thank you, diane. let's get down to michael. >> all right, thank you, robin and tgit, everybody. tory johnson's "deals & steals" are all inspired by thursday's abc hits, "grey's anatomy."
"scandal" and "how to get away with murder." >> perfect. >> you like that? >> i love that. okay, so first up, so everyone who watches "scandal" knows olivia pope always has a really stunning satchel and so we've got an exceptional assortment here. all genuine leather. gorgeous gold hardware, lots of pockets. two different straps to carry it like that or the big strop. >> olivia pope power walk. >> but we've got a deal even olivia would love. normally these bags which come in six different color, $375, all slashed by 79%. $79. >> wow, 79 bucks. >> love that. so, rebecca who is on "how to get away with murder" always has -- i always seem to see lots of arm candy. there's always an arm party. there's lots going on over there so i love these particular wraps. wrapped around five times from lulu dharma.
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on yahoo! to get the codes and livings for these bargains. let's go outside to ginger. we are celebrating 86 years young, what's your young name,. >> stella from brandson, missouri, let's talk about the forecast. i want to show you orlando has been hot. the fog moving through, they had 6, 90-plus degree days in november alone. the most they ever had. they will get close to a record today, and then it cools down that's the start of the weekend. i'm inching away from the characters. >> reporter: to our west we have rain moving in cloudy skies, dry across the region. parts of berks county starting to get a sprinkle and chester county seeing that in the western part of the country over the next 15 minutes or so.
outdoors we go. it's cloudy in advance of the rain and dry for the commute. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast high of 63. the rain won't be here all day and tapering off in the early afternoon. gusty strong winds tomorrow. sh >> right to it. thanks. we begin with a veterans day story that will warm your heart. we want to you meet noorwood thomas who was a 21-year-old world war ii soldier stationed in london when he met joyce. a 17-year-old nurse in training. a couple of magical months together back in 1944 and then they were separated. thomas had to go fight the battle of normandy and that was that. or was it? 71 years apart and the 93-year-old world war ii vet has reunited with the first girl he ever fell in love with on the other side of the world and they did it in a very modern way. her son found her love on the
internet. the son connected the two. they had a chat via skype. it turned out that joyce had moved to australia, she was divorced. he was a widower. joyce told him she had always kept a photo of norwood from that magical time she said good morning to every single day. he said, you know what, i'd like you to say good morning to me in person and the two plan to meet. >> oh, my goodness. >> he is in the u.s. she is in australia. and their kids are trying to bring them together. >> that's so great. >> 73 years. >> love, love, love. also guys, throwback thursday and diane keaton, another gal we love, she's recomme reminiscing on her days with woody allen and credits her entire career to woody who gave her a breakout role in "play it again sam." emma stone who has worked with woody proposed a reunion for the two but the roles are reversed where they swap where she's the
sort of woody allen type, they play each other, keaton plays the neurotic allen part. when asked if she'd be interested in another woody allen movie she tells "vanity fair" i dare him to invite me so woody allen, we know you watch "gma." you heard the woman. make it happen. >> accept the challenge. >> accept the challenge. >> right here right now. >> we want to see that happen. and finally, as we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. and now thanks to a "pop news" or should we call it a "pop booze" investigation it appears someone figured out how to get wine involved. the folks at plymouth bay have alcohol-infused jellies to make your holidays brighter. there's the pumpkin chunkin jelly which combines pear wine with pumpkin, whipped cream and vodka. hello, english muffin. and if you want to add a little bang to your bagel, perhaps at bad news jelly is your jam. >> what's that.
>> raspberry wine and dark chocolate infused jelly that says it might be morning but it's 5:00 somewhere. that is "pop news." >> personed up your thursday. >> it sure did. a great christmas gift idea. >> hey. >> for the holidays. >> get your day started right. help us celebrate our 40th next thursday. we'll come back with robin's favorite mopes in just a little bit. a very special reunion too ♪ cap along lap along ♪ good morning, it is 8:27 on
this thursday, i'm tamala edwards. let's go over to roj she's got an issue -- karen rogers she's got an issue on 202. >> reporter: we had an accident and 401 all lanes backed up. it has cleared, but it's jammed approaching boot road and 401. now that the accident has cleared, hopefully some of the delay eases, with the. we have a truck that overturned at moyer street watch for that stuck truck. in wilmington, we have an accident that blocking the ramp to mlk boulevard. 495. the construction we've been talking about, causing issues
northbound blocking two lanes, it was supposed to end november 24. they cleared it nice and early, so you're good to go in wilmington, tam. >> let's go outside to david murphy with accuweather. what's the weather? >> reporter: well, cloudy skies overhead. looks like we'll squeeze out a dry morning commute with only a half-hour to go. chester county is getting wet. 53 degrees in philadelphia. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 63 above average. but we'll have the rain moving in during the morning it will extend into the early afternoon. the evening commute will be dry. tomorrow the big story is gusty winds. winds gusting 40 miles per hour at times. high of 58. bluster on saturday, calmer and nicer on sunday. >> that's it for us right now we'll send you back to "g.m.a." and see you in 30.
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get out of the past. get fios. just call me apple. >> oh, welcome back to "gma" and remember that, robin. >> i remember it well. >> you were ethel, lucy is diane. you guys were on that train trip back in 2008. one of many incredible moments. how was the wine? >> that was wine. a little grainy. we often caught olled herselvesa and louise. she would say which is which? i would say, honey, you get top billing. i can't wait to celebrate them all. >> celebrating all month. next tuesday we're going big with our epic 40 for 40 marathon. we're broadcasting 40 hours straight. you guys are all aware of that, right? okay. break out the red bull. all leading up to our huge "gma" family reunion on thursday
morning, next week, it's going to be fantastic. >> what's so great, you know, you always hear that wonderful laugh and you wonder who it is. you are going to meet eddie and members of the crew. it's not just those of us in front of the camera all these years but so many people. takes a village. >> everyone a. >> eddie, there he is. you don't have to wait till next week. we are looking forward to celebrating with the entire "gma" family next week. each and every morning it is an adventure and it's truly an honor to meet so many inspiring people sharing their remarkable stories of courage and hope from day one it has been a privilege to be your eyes and ears to what's happening in this big, beautiful world of ours. >> we've not had someone anchoring the news on a permanent basis and we can announce today it's going to be robin. >> wow! >> hope you had a good weekend, everybody, i'm robin roberts. >> good morning, everyone. >> good morning, america. i feel like i'm on top of the
world. >> over 200 game reserves and national parks here in south africa. 17 alone in the joe berg area. i remember the first time i said this, good morning, america. still exciting. >> that's the news and weather at 7:16. charlie and diane, do i get double pay for doing the weather along with the news? just checking. >> nope. >> i owe a lot to charlie and diane. i could not think of two better journalists, human beings, friends to start this wild ride with. >> and good morning, america. live from somewhere in the atlantic ocean and, yes, we are under way, under way and making broadcast history, a television first. >> reporter: people often ask what's it like to have this view of history. mr. president, sounds good, doesn't it? >> you know it's got a certain ring to it. >> reporter: and it's great but i look at it differently. i think what is it that i'm learning that's going to change possibly somebody's life who is
hearing this. what do you hope to accomplish on this rip. >> i think it's very important for people in the middle east to know that people in the united states care about health and especially women's health. >> a asked him afterwards, what are you dancing, through a translator they said we're celebrating life. the latest from here in port-au-prince, haiti. >> we were able to reunite a family. >> maya esther still at an orphanage in port-au-prince when it struck. there's a family in iowa, the poulter family in the process of adopting a child. can you get to the orphanage. i'm thinking how in the world are we going to find this orp n orphanage and somehow we're able to and we're able to get them on the phone and i remember, you know, i'm seeing their daughter that they're about to adopt and saying she's okay. she's okay. >> you found her? >> yes, we found esther. >> oh, thank you. thank you so much. >> when you see so much
devastation around you and you're able to give somebody a bit of -- a ray of sunshine in a devastating time, wow. whoo. i have a picture of her, my esther on my desk. that's a connection and that's really cool. there's a lot of responsibility that goes with doing what we do. i moon we're journalists and we cover very important stories, but it's also trying to do whatever we can to add to someone's life. to give them hope when they need hope and it never gets old. i pinch myself every day and just so grateful i've had these opportunities. to have met sully and to have flown with him, i will treasure that memory always. can you imagine what it was like to be at the controls with the pilot responsible for the miracle landing on the hudson? i actually witnessed the miracle landing. >> just slowly continued down the river and it was almost like he used the hudson river as his
runway. could i ever envision that i would not only meet the pilot of that plane, but fly with him. he reminds me so much of my father. i mean there's something about pilots, they're cult from a different cloth. aviation has always been something that i have thought about. one of the experiences i will always remember is the time i went to tuskegee, alabama. it was a fantasy series and i said, you know what, i want to fly a plane like my daddy did. he was a tuskegee airman. dad, this is for you. oh, boy. this is quite a view up here. look at that sunset. wow! and what a great experience that was. it's a way to share with people something that was very personal but also was a teachable moment. ♪ life is a journey ♪ not a destination when i decided to make my mess my message in hopes of helping others, i had no idea that i
would be the one that was helped tremendously in return. >> i haven't felt this great in a long time. we challenge yourselves in hopes that we'll challenge people at home. ♪ early in the morning it's a start of a new day new hopes new dreams new ways ♪ >> sing that. sing that, girl. >> when i tell people i wrote a song with india.arie. you know how it came about. we took a test. it was determined i would either be a songwriter or stand-up comedian. i chose to be a songwriter ♪ all we have is now >> there is a real comfort level when you know you've got this terrific safety net and i look around me every morning and i see these four wonderful safety nets. i look forward to seeing george and lara and amy and ginger. ♪ sweet caroline >> robin. ♪ bum bum bum
>> i love that we are, indeed, family. you know how to throw a partee! >> i do not take lightly that i have the opportunity to say good morning, america. good morning, america. that never gets old. >> nope. it never gets ole. everyone is going to share their story with you in the days ahead. so many wonderful stories about heart and family. now, ever since we reunited the poulter family people have been asking about little maya. how is she doing? well, go wide. she's here. here she is. my gosh. we reunited during the show. i'm sorry. i know that the producers wanted to catch the emotion. i couldn't -- i couldn't do that. it is so -- stand up. let me see how tall you are. let everybody see how tall you are. how did that happen? so you're in the -- you're 10 years old now. >> i'm in fourth grade. >> fourth grade. >> what are some of things you like to do? >> i like to play with my little
sister, my little brother. and -- >> some track. do i hear you're involved in track a little bit. >> yeah, i do -- i won 400, 200 and 100. >> that's all? just those three? no, you got it going on. mandy and matt, you are just -- seems like type has stood still. what do you remember about that moment when we were able to tell you that we had found not only your daughter but the other children there in the orphanage. >> that was actually one of the greatest moments of our life, robin. it brought us so much hope because we late rally didn't know if she had survived the earthquake so looking back on it a few minutes ago it brought us so much hope to know that she was okay and that it was time to go get her and bring her home. >> i still remember your wide eyes, you were just so wide -- how has the transition been, matt, in bringing her home? >> it's been great. it's been great. we have a very -- obviously it's not an unusual thing for our
family so i think maya settled right in and such a resilient -- >> i love these pictures. >> -- and compassionate kid. around her brothers and sisters she settles in very well and takes good care of her younger siblings, it's just been a joy to have her. >> i always look forward to the christmas cards and the school pictures that you've sent me over the years and the family continues to grow and grow and i hear that you're like a second mom so you help with all your brothers and sisters. what do you do around the house to help out. >> i help to clean the office and clean the house. >> the chores. you good. see, that's good. it builds character like that. but how are the other children? >> they're doing great. they're at home watching right now so i'm sure they're very excited and they -- maya's just, you know, completes our family. she's a wonderful part of the family. she's adored by her brothers and sisters. very mother-in-law to the younger ones. yep. the older kids just, you foe,
love to include her in everything they're doing from soccer to basketball to schoolwork. >> all of that so -- >> yeah. >> you know the question everyone asks. what do you want to be when you grow up? >> i want to be a teacher that i can learn -- i can teach the people about god and jesus. >> oh, wonderful. wonderful. you've taken after mom and dad really well there, aren't you? well, it is wonderful to see you again. mandy, matt, thank you so much for allowing us to share your story and how you've stayed in touch over the years has meant so much and as we celebrate our 40 years together. >> and thank you so much, robin and everyone here at abc. for coming to us in one of our biggest types of need and helping bring our daughter home it will always be -- >> you'll always -- ? part of our family and maya's story and we're thankful to god for watching her during that time and we know he has great plans for her life so we're excited to see. >> blessings abound. when we do these stories and show all those -- my longtime
producer, all the purchases that we have, when you see these stories that we put together, it's not just us, there's so many people that work on it and she was right there in haiti with me. so thank you, karen and thank you to all the producers for helping us celebrate. okay. all right. so this is where i throw to commercial. can you read this let's go outside to ginger. >> let's go soughtside with i ginger. >> there you go. >> yes we are all here we are in time square with the ladies from lakewood, michigan. a marketing trip, they are learning. we're learning built hail that fell in iowa. now the storm in the great lake with hefty winds. we put the iso bars on there, lines of equal pressure, so you can see how windy it will be from buffalo along the east coast. let's the big picture let's get a check closer to home. >> reporter: the issue this
morning is rain pushing into the western edge of the chester county. the commute will be mainly dry and we get wet. 63 is the high drying later. 58 and windy tomorrow. original voted for these as the final five but then luke bryan, ariana grande, nicki minaj, one direction and taylor swift came out on top. you can vote on all the nominees until next thursday, november 19th at the american music awards site. be sure to tune in too, 2015 american music awards hosted by jennifer lopez. i was almost going to do j. law like all the jennifers are together, sunday night, november 22nd at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. >> just hanging out with the pouters. not letting them out of my sight. coming up the cast of "how to get away with murder." they're here live.
>> we don't know if anything happened yet. >> we do. it's been kidnapped. >> because you came home to spilled milk on the floor. >> he left his phone. >> maybe he went to cheat with some other guy. >> i don't understand why we're not calling the police. >> the police were already here. >> nate is not involved in this. >> illegal hacked some guy that's a suspect on our other case and now he's kidnapped my boyfriend. >> you should go. >> no. >> i can't have you involved in this. >> i'm already involved. >> whoo. already involved, robin. we are so excited to have viola davis, matt mcgorry, jack falahee, aja naomi king, liza weil, charlie weber and alfred enoch and welcome. >> do people come up and talk to you in your character's name and use your real name, people on the street? >> yeah. >> yeah? >> we do sometimes. >> you get confused. >> sure, sure. >> viola, i know you've been asked this countless times but i'm telling you, the emmy speech
was just something that's going to go down in the ages and even i love when you were telling kelly and michael the other day about your husband was a little scared this for a moment. >> i didn't know which way you were going with that speech. he said i was happy when you mentioned harriet tubman because you landed it. >> back around. >> hopefully it's going to bring some change. >> and, you know, your character is pushing boundaries. annalise is just been revealed to be a same-sex relationship. >> yes. >> you may have a love child, wes, from a previous relationship. >> well. >> i have to ask what's it like? we don't know yet when you get that script and you read it -- are you as shocked as we all are? >> yes, i have vodka on supply. just to, you know, and body makeup. >> vodka and body makeup. good to know. charlie and liza, you play frank and bonnie, they work directly for annalise viola.
what's it like being her number two? >> it's complicated. >> yeah. >> going to walk the line. >> i mean, the twists that it always takes. liza, your character -- i mean, come on now. do you think sometimes going, what do they have me doing next? >> yeah, i think we're always sort of taking it day by day and episode to episode and, yeah, we're just trying to play each moment to the best of our ability. >> yeah. >> when frank meets annalise in the shadows to do something horrible is my favorite part. >> we have the keating five with us here joining us via skype from london we have ail letter enoch who plays wes. >> albert. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh. a little reunion here. >> loy of that. >> so, i mean, give it up. are you annalise's son? >> i'm from london if i divulge
that information -- even if i wanted to. >> so my next question probably isn't going to go over well. who shot annalise? >> oh. >> she knows. >> aja. >> aja knows. >> they're not going to reveal any of that. no. but -- but you know what, i spent some time with you on the set the first season and you guys were very anxious. you guys are like family. i mean, when you -- you were so excited to see wes, if you will, maybe your love child but to see him on skype like that, the genuine reaction. billy, you've been around for awhile. what's this cast like? >> the cast is great. great vibe, flowing, you know, work together, easy, seamless and it always comes down to number one so viola leads it, sets the tone. >> i knew he was going to say that. >> but really does, though. really does. she showed up monday we had big stuff to do after her emmy win
and she charged in. >> not knowing my lines. >> but, that's -- she says that. wink-wink and we worked the scene out. got the director, the writer to refocus, get her to where we needed to be and did it, man. >> aja, are you still excited -- you still have the wide eyes from the first day on the set till now. >> i mean it's still so exciting foe moore every moment to be on a set with all of these wonderful, wonderful people and actors. it's really incredible. i'm just so grateful. i'm really grateful to be here. >> aja knows who shot annalise, raised her hands. >> thank you all. you all -- we are up late thursday nights. we're a little tired friday mornings on "gma." thanks to tgit. totally worth it. continued success. blessings and august you do and "how to get away with murder" airs tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central as part of tgit right here on abc. coming up big news for one direction fans. >> ooh. wow. ♪ all my life you stood by me
8:53 back now with big one direction news. they will be part of our huge 40 for 40 live stream event, that is a 40-hour broadcast performing live but before that they're releasing their new album it's called "made in the a.m." sounds just right for "gma." it drops tomorrow and we cannot wait for that. we'll be r
we are happy and we want you to help us celebrate our 40th birthday. pick your favorite moment, vote now on our website. goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> yes, amy and lara dancing. >> robot. >> have a great thursday. >> good morning, it is 8:56 on this thursday, i'm tamala edwards. let's head over to karen rogers for the last look at traffic. good morning.
>> reporter: good morning, we have a multi-vehicle accident 422 past 29 eastbound towards oaks. you see a number of vehicles and police off to the side. we have light volume, but traffic slowing past the scene and past oaks to 23 on 422 eastbound. we're jammed on 2 02 northbound approaching route 401. it accident has cleared, but it's caused a delay. we have an accident in montgomery county cherry lane at front street this truck is stuck under the overpass. police are blocking the scene near mower street. >> let's get the last look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, david, rain coming? >> reporter: we were calling for a dry commute. most of the area made it through that way, now you can see that rain is filtering into chester county and berks county. steadier rain will be to the west this morning. 5 degrees in philadelphia. just about everybody in the 50s,
winds light for now. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 63. the rain will sweep across the region during the morning and afternoon hours and gone in time for the evening commute. tomorrow, sun and clouds, 58. cooler, gust request winds gusting as high as 30 to 40 miles per hour it will be bluster on saturday, tam. >> thank you, david. coming up today at noon we'll update the investigation after a man was shot during an attempted robbery outside a dollar store in delaware county. "live" with kelly and michael is up next on of abc. i'm tamala edwards. have a great thursday!
>> it's "live with kelly & michael." today, actor and author, ethan hawke. and from the series "scream queens," emma roberts. plus the performance from country superstar, tim mcgraw. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] >> and now here are your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan. [applause]