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good morning, america. holiday terror attack. at least 12 killed. dozens more injured after a truck plows into a christmas market in the heart of germany's capital. >> i think it misses immediate by three meters. >> learning more about the suspect in custody seen in this new video and only on "gma," the woman at the heart of the terrifying attack, how she survived with just moments to spare. in cold blood. a gunman assassinates the russian ambassador in turkey in front of a terrified crowd. with cameras rolling. the killer shouting about the war in syria. the latest on who was behind the brazen attack as russia vows to crack down on terrorism. abc news exclusive. the "newsweek" political reporter who says he was the target of a malicious attack on twitter that used flashing
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strobe lights to send him into an epileptic seizure. he's blaming a donald trump supporter and now fighting back. kurt eichenwald joins us live only on "gma." ♪ slam dunk homecoming. this college basketball player getting the surprise of his life. his brother serving overseas making the ultimate return. stunning thousands of fans and his family. the surprise weeks in the making. wait till you hear what they're saying about the ultimate christmas gift. and good morning, america. boy, it was nice to see such a heartwarming moment last night. >> an emotional family reunion just in time for the holidays with over 250,000 serving overseas the time of year that families are excited because a lot of troops get to come home. >> those are the videos we need
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to see on this tough news morning. we want to get to breaking news oversees. that apparent terrorist attack in germany. a truck plowing into a crowd of tourists, out shopping for christmas killing at least 12. we will hear from an american who was there in just a moment but first let's go right to abc's matt gutman who is on the scene there in berlin for us. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this has been the deadliest attack to hit this country in decades and you can see behind me the entire christmas market area is now cordoned off and i can tell you from speaking to people here today, this entire country is reeling. authorities say their focus right now on finding out more about this young attacker. around 8:00 p.m. local time as holiday revelers were shopping for christmas gifts and sweets at this market in berlin a truck suddenly came barreling over a sidewalk aiming directly for the stalls where dozens were shopping. >> just crashing through people, crushing through and pulled the
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lights down. it was dark. >> reporter: at least 12 killed and 45 injured. many hospitalized with severe wounds. >> started seeing people running away and we knew something was wrong. >> reporter: germany's chancellor angela merkel calling it an apparent terrorist attack. this morning they say they have apprehended the attacker. officials confirm he sought asylum in germany. the truck is believed to have come from poland where it was registered. the attacker allegedly hijacked the truck and at some point murdered its polish driver. the attacker then plowed the semi loaded with steel beams into the crowd here. leaving mangled bodies and crushed holiday ornaments. investigators are still trying to haul away the cab of this semi truck. inside you can see those christmas wreaths, pieces of wood and stalls, even christmas lights. police say the driver of the semi jumped a curb tearing through the stalls of this iconic square going at least 50 yards.
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>> they were just screaming. people were shocked. >> reporter: good samaritans struggled to tend to the wounded. millions visit german christmas markets each year, the second time in six months a truck has been used as a terrorist weapon in july ang isis follower mowed down 86 people celebrating bastille day in france. over the past year germany has taken in over a million asylum seekers and refugees. this young man says he was not involved in the attack but if it is proven to be he was involved and an asylum seeker a lot of questions will be asked about who may have infiltrated along with all of those people and already we are hearing about special forces raiding a refugee camp, just about half an hour away from where i'm standing. amy. >> all right, matt, i know you'll stay on top of those developments for us. joining us is an american on the scene of that terrible attack. i understand you were just 20 feet away from that truck when it began plowing into that's market stands.
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tell me what you saw and heard. >> i saw it all. it was 20 feet away from me. i was on my way out after doing a little bit of shopping and i stopped to respond to a text message i had gotten from a friend an i think that's basically what saved me from being hit. as i looked up this truck was barreling through the market and through the stalls and through the crowd coming almost at me and i had been in a very bad dent three or four months ago and did not want to be hit again so i high-tailed it as far as i could and hid behind a stall because there was nowhere to go, they're market and airy. either you go one way or the another and i didn't know if there was a gun. i heard a few pops and myself and a few other people hid behind a stall until we thought the coast was clear. >> in those moments i can't imagine what you're thinking, what you're feeling. did instinct set in and realize this was an attack?
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>> no, i just thought that somebody had lost control of a truck and, you know, hit the curb and went over the curb. it happened so fast, it felt like slow motion but i think it was like 10, 15 seconds of it. i didn't immediately think terror attack. as a muslim-american the thought of that makes me nauseous so i try not to think about that, try not to think that could happen again. and unfortunately it looks like it did. >> yeah, shandana, tell me what you did. i know you were hiding in the market stall but tell me what happened from the moment you took cover to when you were able to actually get out and see the damage and see what had happened. >> yeah, so, a bunch of us took cover and came out when we thought the coast was clear and walked out and a bunch of stunne le, a bunch of
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screaming people, i started walking towards the exit again to see if there was a way out and i saw some bodies on the ground and i didn't want to see anymore. i didn't think it was my place to gawk and watch it when the police were coming and the fire trucks were coming and the emts were coming and they needed to did their job and i have to say kudos to them. they were there quickly, cordoned off the scene and got rid of all the bystanders and separated them from the people who needed the help who were the victims. >> so many heroes emerge in those moments. shandana durrani, thank you. >> we're here with our chief investigative correspondent brian ross and learning more new details about the suspect. >> that's right. we're told he is 23 years old. comes from pakistan. he came to germany as a refugee about a year ago. his asylum application was pending and he was living in migrant housing at a nearby
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building and captured about a mile away and as matt gutman said he denied any involvement. he had several different identities he was using trying to check his real background. >> been in some trouble before and the question that always comes up at a time like this. is is this someone inspired or directed by isis or another terror group. >> no claim of responsibility by isis but calling on its followers to use trucks in attacks specifically mentioning christmas markets. and the u.s. had warned germany based on intelligence last month that christmas markets could be a target and in fact over the weekend, there were two separate attacks thwarted on german christmas market, one involving a 12-year-old boy who tried to plant a bomb. >> leads to concerns at home as well. >> the new york city police immediately dispatched people to the christmas markets that exist here in new york city and other holiday festivities. added security so now along with christmas trees there are heavy weapons and fear. thanks very much.
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>> now to that other attack overseas that shocking assassination of the russian ambassador to turkey. the suspected gunman firing shots in front of tv cameras at an art exhibit. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is in moscow with the latest on all of that. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, amy. there is a real sense of sorrow and a sense of anger here in russia. this is the first russian ambassador killed in the line of duty since the 1920s and one thing is already clear, this assassination is blowback for russian involvement in the syrian civil war. a chilling photo, russian ambassador andrei karlov speaking at a turkish art gallery, his assassin behind him waiting then shots fired. the killer brandishes his weapon. his victim lies dying on the floor. chaos then the gunman shouts the jihadist battle cry. >> allahu akbar. >> reporter: and declares it's all revenge.
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don't forget syria. don't forget aleppo. until these places are safe you will not taste safety either. an outside video was taken as terror unfolds inside, people running for cover and pulling children to safety. three are injured in the shooting. a witness says the assassin shot the ambassador before turning his gun towards them. the turkish interior minister reporting overnight anti-terrorism police killed the gunman shortly after. authorities identifying him ace 22-year-old police officer who entered the building with his police i.d. mevlut mert aydintas. he was a 62-year-old russian diplomat, karlov. his wife overcome with tears and the assassination horrifying rugs and a shaken vladimir putin who knew karlov personally vowing revenge promising the
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killers will feel it. russian authorities are saying that this killer did not act alone. they say it was a carefully planned and executed assassination and it is another incident that shows that syria is a global crisis. >> so, terry, as you said the russians believe it was directed, part of a broader effort. do we know anything more about this young police officer that might have indicated he was capable of something like this? >> reporter: well, there is one detail which they are following up. reports say that this police officer had been suspended from the force because he was being investigated for taking part in that massive coup attempt back in july against turkish president erdogan so it is possible there is something connected to that but they think based on his own words in that room as he brandished the weapon that it is mostly connected to syria. >> terry, thanks very much. let's bring in martha raddatz for more on this as well, terry said, blowback against russia for their involvement in syria. but it's likely to cause them to
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double down. >> reporter: well, a lot depends on whether this is a wider plot, george, whether the gunman is, in fact, connected to a terror group. russia and turkey, of course, on opposite sides in syria, the russians supporting syria's president assad. turkey supporting the rebels. although russia insists it is fighting terrorism and isis, there's little evidence of that in syria. we've already heard putin say this was a provocation aimed at disrupting the peace process in syria. such as it is. so i think mostly russia will be doing what it has been doing in syria all along, supporting assad. but if there is any connection to a wider terror plot, whether isis or al qaeda affiliates, we may see more of an effort in going after terror groups by russia. >> the president-elect also weighing in on twitter. he said there were terror attacks in turkey, switzerland and germany. it's only getting worse. the civilized world must change thinking. the question here, of course, is what will this drive the president-elect to do with russia in this fight against
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terror? >> reporter: well, i think the u.s. will use this to illustrate the threat of terrorism emanating from that region and how important it is to work together to fight against it. but beyond that, george, it will be up to donald trump to see what direction we go with russia and others in any kind of cooperation. >> he is saying change must come. martha raddatz, thanks very much. >> all right, george, here at home, we're seeing a major temperature swing and ginger is here with that deep freeze and, ginger, is it true the deep freeze is turing into a little -- >> a little fallout if you will. at least 20-degree swing and that's what's happening unless you're right here in hood river, oregon where i-84 was shut down for a time. casper, wyoming where the blowing snow came with 62-mile-per-hour wind gusts at the airport alone in casper. some places in the mountains up to 100 miles per hour fueled by that jet stream grabbing that pacific moisture that's also very mild and shifting the jet a little farther north and we thought we would just stop here on christmas day where the mild
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air made its way up into nebraska. 50-degree line. these are christmas temperatures, everybody. >> good. >> he said good. >> i just need to be in one of those places to experience it. >> go to atlanta. >> okay, thank you, ginger. the latest on president-elect donald trump. electoral college made it official yesterday putting him well over the 270 he needs to win the white house despite some angry protests across the country. abc's cecilia vega has the details. >> reporter: this is the moment it became official. >> texas now puts president trump over the top. >> reporter: donald trump cementing his win with this vote in texas delivering the 270 electoral college votes he needed but it was hardly a day of cheers. across the country, tensions boiling over. protesters shouting down electors outside the state capitol. trump as vladimir putin's puppet. inside boos and chants.
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as the votes were read in kansas, protesters turning their backs. from washington to arkansas to north carolina, one last attempt to get elect tors to change their votes and a handful did. among them, three in washington who were supposed to vote for hillary clinton. instead voting for republican colin powell hoping to block trump's victory. in texas, two trump defectors instead voting for john kasich and ron paul. one elector who voted predictably, bill clinton casting his ballot for his wife. >> i've never cast a vote i was prouder of. in the end we had the russians and the fbi deal. she couldn't prevail against that. >> reporter: the president-elect celebrating the win with a trademark tweet and a dig writing we did it. thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election despite all of the distorted and inaccurate
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media. well, you did hear bill clinton there still bashing donald trump's win. the former president also told a local new york newspaper that trump, quote, doesn't know much but one thing he does know is how to get angry white men to vote for him. feelings still running deep. >> okay. thanks a lot, cecilia. >> thank you. thousand to a scare in the skies over southern california. an air traffic controller directing a jet right into the path of another plane. abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport this morning with the latest on that investigation. tell us what happened, david. >> reporter: it wasn't all. also toward the mountains of southern california. a very scary situation over southern california. the controller tells a taiwanese 777, a wide body once it takes off to turn left, north. it should have been going south. another plane taking off is coming right towards its path. the controller realizes the mistake. she gets the one jet to climb but this taiwanese jet is now headed toward the san gabriel
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mountains that are lowest than the highest peak and the controller starts giving instructions but you can hear the tension in the pilot's voice. listen to this. >> are you southbound now? i see you going northbound. >> climb and maintain 7,000. >> 015 heavy i see you going southbound. turn south cause i see you going northbound. turn south now. climb maintain 7,000. climb maintain 7,000 and turn south now. >> reporter: the pilot did get able to climb out of the mountains and get headed south and then over the ocean and continued the flight. eva, the airline says they were never close to the other aircraft or the mountains. data shows something a little bit different. that controller according to a government source is not currently working in the air traffic control center. amy. >> all right, david. thank you. so glad everyone is all right. you know what i think, i think we could use uplifting news right now. how about it, michael. >> i got it for you. that moment everybody has been
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talking about. a notre dame basketball player getting the surprise of a lifetime at his game last night. farrell's brother serving in afghanistan wasn't supposed to come home until february and he sent a message for his little brother on the scoreboard and as you see there delivering the message to his brother but then this happened. his brother was there in person shocking his family. they're crying. they're hugging. it was all those things you would hope for and the surprise was six weeks in the making. the coach and the staff all were in on it and matt called it the best present i've ever gotten. >> one powerful hug there. >> one powerful hug. brother ly love. love to see it. >> ginger with the ice. >> a lot of warmth until you see this. the connecticut river. you can see the river reverse direction there.e. all that brought to you by tuesday trivia.
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>> hey everybody, we are cold this morning but at least we're dry. take a look outside. lots of sunshine pouring down on the region but it definitely feels like it is on the cold side and, you know, obviously they're making snow up there at spring mown at any with no problem with temperature if the 20's and teens currently. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, 37 is the high mostly sunny but still chilly. then tomorrow 43 winter arriving in the morning. 47 thursday likely dry for the eagles and sunny on friday. tar
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malicious tweet that gave him a seizure. he's right there and tell you how he's fighting back. a holiday shopping alert about a gift card scam. how thieves are targeting one of your favorite go to presents when we come back, stay with us.
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. 7:23 on this tuesday december 20 and we have more breaking traffic news on the blue route. let's go right to karen rogers. she's got the late. good morning. >> looking live at the scene with breaking news tam. we are our seconds car fire on the same highway just within minutes of each other. now we've got this car fire fully engulfed. this is the blue route southbound all lanes blocked at route 30. and no fire crews on the scene just yet. the trouble is they're stuck in the backlog here from the earlier car fire. you can't probably tell from this shot but i was watching live and we have a whole facebook live posted on this. you can see as it infolded and the fire length over the median. can you see that. when they were tighter you get a better sense into the grass right now. now we're watching them on the scene try to put this car fire out. a mess of a situation and it wasn't our only fire.
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so there was another thing and chopper6 was overhead of that. a crane caught on fire and this was also on the blue route southbound at route three blocking all lanes with that so all lanes still blocked with that and now you've got this second problem so we're all backed up here and now we're watching live as fire crews come on the scene driving in the opposite direction trying get to the scene to help out with this. it's 119 minute ride from the schuylkill to i-95, a car fire. we're live with this with facebook tam to give you an idea what's happening when we're not on the air. >> what a mess. i hope they get ahold of that fire very quickly. thank you, karen. we'll take a short break and come back to your accuweather. >> ♪
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>> what a cold start across the region. take a look. plenty of sunshine coming up over the horizon but just 21 degrees in philadelphia and just 13 in allentown. your exclusive accuweather
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7-day forecast, 37 in and cold today. 43 wednesday. and then 47 on thursday. could be 50 by christmas. "gma" next. hi, i'm paul.
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no, no kind of office. >> no, i -- look, that's one thing i don't do. i don't make stuff up. i'm not coy. i haven't proven that. i'm pretty direct. if i were interested in it, i'd say it. i don't believe in playing games, you know. it's not something i would do. >> first lady michelle obama sitting down with oprah for an exit interview and of course so many saying will she get into politics after this campaign. >> sounds like not so much. >> she's saying it's not in her future. you saw oprah's earring. made by my sister-in-law. >> beautiful. i love that. >> i saw i have a box in my office too. >> you do. >> i didn't get a pair, george. >> i'll let you borrow mine. >> you're welcome, michael. also right now, security is stepping up here in the u.s. after that attack on a german
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christmas market where a truck plowed into a crowd killing at least 12 people. german authorities are now calling it an apparent terror attack. one suspect is in custody. he's denying involvement and police are urging the public to remain vigilant. north carolina's so-called bathroom law may soon be repealed. lawmakers holding a special session tomorrow to reconsider the controversial measure. the law requires transgendered people to use restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. >> we've got a great update this morning. remember this video of dallas cowboys running back ezekiel elliott jumping into the salvation army pot as part of his touchdown celebration. well, now the salvation army is celebrating too. they've seen a huge spike in donations jumping 61%. >> wow. >> after that move. >> all right. >> good news for ezekiel elliott. the nfl will not fine him. >> glad about that. >> that's great. a little celebration leads to some donations. >> a lot more coming up. first our exclusive interview
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with "newsweek's" kurt eichenwald targeted on twitter for his investigative report on donald trump and he was sent a strobe like causing him a seizure after this from linsey davis. >> reporter: for someone with photo sensitive epilepsy they are so serious they have the potential to be fatal. while this is not the first time someone has sent kurt eichenwald intended to cause a seizure, it's the first time it's had this effect, bedridden for 24 hours and unlikely to drive for months. >> reporter: kurt eichenwald is no stranger to contentious attacks on twitter and antagonistic television appearances. >> what are you talking about. >> reporter: this appearance on fox news last week was no different. a combative interview billion eichenwald's social media claims that trump had been put in a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown. a claim that is unsupported. >> in 1990 because he did so many deals that were so reckless, his whole empire was
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going into bankruptcy. >> reporter: after the interview eichenwald who is public about his fight with epilepsy says he received this malicious tweet from hey trump supporter with flashing strobe lights and the message you deswerve a seizure for your posts. that's what happened. the tweet triggered a seizure. >> seizures are not a joke. anything that can increase the excitability of the brain can provoke a seizure and that includes visual stimulation including strobes and flashing on your screen. >> reporter: twitter has since suspended the individual's account. eichenwald and his lawyers are now attempting to find the person who he says attacked him. tweeting online anonymity does not protect criminals. that's why subpoenas exist. you are facing a criminal investigation and a lawsuit. so if any of you others think about trying this cute prank, consider the consequences. they will be severe. we have seen widespread instances of this in the past. in japan more than 600 children were hospitalized after getting
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sick after a flash in a cartoon. and several years ago hackers sent a malicious image to a site run by the epilepsy foundation which caused visitors to the site to suffer seizures and headache. >> wow, thank you very much. kurt eichenwald joins us right now. and this attack last thursday was not the first time this had happened. at least been tried by someone but what do you remember happening last thursday? >> very little. one of the problems of having a seizure is your memory gets pretty obliterated. my wife dealt with it. she heard that something was going on. >> just takes a single flash. >> no, takes a repeated strobe. i mean, unfortunately, i can't tell you what it looks like because if i see it and it's causing a problem, i don't remember it. but the -- from what was described to me this was a multicolored strobe that was going at a speed that was dined
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to cause a seizure and it succeeded. >> we're showing it right now. it says you deserve a seizure for your posts. so you're saying that leads to you believe clearly this was in this person knew what they were doing. >> they knew what they were doing. actually my wife took that photograph to make sure we had the evidence of what happened. you can't tell from the still image that it is flashing constantly and so, you know, when you snap the picture it's just a solid image but it wasn't. >> and now copycats? >> oh. apparently i can't look at my twitter feed anymore. but apparently a lot of people find this very funny. a lot of people who identify themselves as trump supporters are loading up my twitter feed with more strobes, what concerns me is that i have a lot of people who follow me, you know, i'm very public about the fact i have epilepsy. i have a lot of people who follow me who have epilepsy.
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i have epilepsy organizations who follow me. well, now my twitter feed is dangerous for them and it's just -- it is amazing to me that, you know, simply because i'm a political reporter, simply because i write about, you know, donald trump, that we have become so sick and twisted in this country that people think they have, you know, the right and obligation to inflict potentially very serious injuries. >> and nothing can justify that in any way. you have done a lot of tough reporting on donald trump. your twitter feed is filled with comments about donald trump, as well. one of them, you once said you believed donald trump was institutionalized. you're laughing about it now. any regrets about it. >> there is a long story behind it. when you go through the full lead up to that tweet, there was a reporting purpose for that tweet going out.
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which is more than you're going to want to hear about. i thought -- i was making fun of fox news and the rest who were doing hillary has seizures, hillary has multiple sclerosis. hillary has parkinson's. let's go to dr. oz so i was running a series of jokes leading up to that with the intent of sending that tweet which was a signal to a source to talk to me. >> and right now you're trying to get twitter to turn over more information and also possibly pursuing criminal action. >> yes, twitter -- we filed a motion yesterday which would allow a judge would fill out an order, sign an order which would allow us to issue subpoenas to twitter, normally if a company was going to fight it they'd fight it at that level. twitter told the judge, we're not fighting this.
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we agree to the order. so, we're going to have subpoenas going out to them pretty soon and given how cooperative they've been to this point, i'm hoping that, you know, that will continue and that they'll be producing these documents. >> not the end of this story. kurt eichenwald, thanks very much. >> thank you. >> michael. >> all right, george, coming up on our big board, the new interrogation tape in that trial. what murder suspect robert durst is revealing now. plus, are women better doctors than men? amy robach is shaking her head yes. it's a new study. dr. besser and dr. ashton are here. both here and back in two minutes to talk about it with them. i know what you're thinking, robach. have fun with your replaced windows. run away! [ grunts ] leave him! leave him! [ music continues ] brick and mortar, what?! [ music continues ] [ tires screech ] [ laughs ] [ doorbell rings ]
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welcome back. we're breaking down more of this morning's top stories. as we mentioned dr. ashton, dr. besser at the table. more on their story in a moment. first that "jinx" bombshell of robert durst. the real estate heir made famous in "the jinx" now awaiting trial in los angeles for the 2000 murder of his close friend susan berman. dan abrams joins us. it shows an interview with him just after his arrest in 2015. in it he claims he was on drugs during the filming of "the jinx." let's take a look. >> fill a whole long weekend when i did the interviews for "the jinx," i was on some meth and when i looked at the little pieces of it i was going like, this and like that and it was -- it should have been obvious. >> so he says he was on meth. why did the l.a. district attorney's office release that tape? >> it came up in the context of a court filing.
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basically the prosecutors are arguing that this tape should be admitted into evidence. the defense is saying that it was improper. that it wasn't a voluntary statement and for now prosecutors are saying to the judge, can you review all of the evidence to determine what might be admissible and what not. but let's take a step back and think about it. this is a guy who had just been busted because he talked too much and then what does he do? he talks too much again. and so now there's even more fodder to potentially use against him from this statement where throughout the questioning, he kind of makes it seem like he might have done it. else's not denying it again and again and again. >> dan, when you say he talks too much this is what you're referring to. in the final episode of "the jinx," he went to the bathroom, thought the cameras stopped rolling and they didn't. this is what they court. >> what the hell did i do?
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killed them all, of course. >> and a lot of people are looking at that as an admission of guilt. so could this footage be used against him in court or could the defense say he was on drugs? he didn't know what he was saying. >> look, the i was on drugs defense and therefore things that i said shouldn't be used against me isn't going to work unless somehow the filmmaker was sitting there with a syringe secretly putting it into robert durst and he had no idea what was happening so the bottom line is that's not going to be the defense and i think there's also no question at least a lot of, if not all of what we saw on "the jinx" will come into evidence in this case. whether that particular statement comes in or not, they'll fight over it. but the bottom line is robert durst talked too much and now it's going to be used against him. >> fascinating. >> it is. we'll be waiting for more on that one. >> absolutely. >> thank you, dan. up next they say whatever a man can do, a woman can do better.
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all right. well, that may be the case when it comes to saving lives. a new study that finds female doctors outperform their male counterparts. dr. besser, what do you have to say for yourself. >> all right, so let me describe this a little. they looked at more than a million hospitalizations and people over 65 and they looked at the likelihood that someone would die within 30 days of going in the hospital or be readmitted within 30 days of leaving the hospital and they found that patients did slightly better if their medical doctor was a woman but it was slight. it was about a half of 1%. but when they did their analysis they said it's real. >> 32,000 people, right? is that what they sayed number was. >> if you multiply it by the number of people that go in the hospital you come up with something like 32,000 but the question is, is that half of 1%, is it truly real? their analysis would say yes. >> dr. ashton, what would you say. >> i am not the slightest bit surprised by this news and we do
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it in high heels, sorry, michael. >> i don't mind. >> but i think the issue is they didn't really have a theory as to why. they said that could it be that women are more nurturing. do we communicate better and i think that needs to be studied and of course bring up the shall issue of pay equality which is a real issue, not just in medicine but in a lot of specialties but i think the complicated thing is, where does this slippery slope end? are you going to talk about outcome and pay equality or going to say you should pay the same people for the same work because then if you talk about outcomes are you going to pay teachers differently if they have different success rates, anchors that get better ratings, they'll get paid more so the clinical outcome part is important but the pay issue may be truly unrelated. >> the pay -- the point about the pay issue is that women physicians on average if you look at academic medical centers make $20,000 a year less. they're underpaid and some say,
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well, it's because their outcomes aren't better. here it says their outcome, they clearly aren't worse and may be better. >> my brother is a doctor and awesome doctor and much better doctor than i ever could be so i don't know if it's always fair to break it down in blender. lots of differences between and among doctors. >> i think this will fire the competition, right? we are all competitive people. but in medicine there's some really wiktd competition in my field which is a surgical specialty, we go at it and again we're going to see. men, women and maybe everyone will step up. >> dan, i was going to ask you but you wrote a book already. i know where you stand. it says women are better than men at a multitude. >> basically everything. >> one of my chapters five years ago was on women being better doctors and the evidence was that men get sued more as doctors and there was a big, big study in england which was done where double the complaints per capita were about male doctors than about female. i think women spend more time as
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doctors with their patients. >> all right, dan wrote the book on it. all right, dr. b., dr. a., thank you. coming up that new warning about a gift card scam and how to protect yourself. give that shines so bright, you may have to wrap it twice. shop the zales season to sparkle sale for 30 percent off hundreds of holiday gifts, now through december 24th. only at zales, the diamond store.
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we're back with that alert about gift cards and thieves. becky worley is here with the new warnings and, becky, tell us what happens. what's the scam and how do people protect themselves. >> it all hinges on these scratch-off security strips that cover up the p.i.n. numbers. you know once p.i.n. numbers are exposed anybody can redeem the card. a scratched gift card is probably no good. but there's one problem. these are replacement scratch-off stickers i purchased online for just $7. to illustrate how this works. we shot video at a nearby drugstore. pulled a gift card off the rack, detached the backing. i could have scratched off the security strip and recorded the card number and the p.i.n. and then i could have put that replacement security sticker i bought online on to the card making it look pristine.
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a thief would then go home, periodically check to see if someone had bought it and loaded it up and as soon as they saw it had money on it, they would drain that card. >> wow. that is incredible. i mean that's so good to know as we buy so many gift cards for the holidays. thank you very much, becky. we appreciate it. lara is going to tell us what's going on upstairs. >> hi, guys. it is crazy up here, you can hear tom. tom, i'm on the air. tommy, you are too now. we got zendaya here and a great crowd. so fun. we're about to pick three lucky members of our audience for a style ambush makeover. wait till you see the results coming up on "gma." now you can talk. coming up "gma's" last-minute holiday gift guy brought to you by walmart, find gifts, groceries and a lot more this holiday season.
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. 7:56 on this tuesday december 20th. it has been a mess on the blue route. let's check in with karen rogers. good morning. >> track is finally moving again after two vehicle fires. chopper6 was overhead of both of them. first you see the flames that were shooting up. look at that. not only into the vehicle but they length ove lept over the m. just a couple miles from the other vehicle fire, it was a crane that caught on fire that shut down the blue route for about an hour on the blue route southbound at broomall so not one but two accidents on the blue route and major tieup but traffic is moving again in both locations. just one lane getting by. a problem here on -- there are the two issues with the blue route so close to each other and it's still jammed in both directions. columbus boulevard southbound between queen street and christian street blocking a
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lane because of ice that's coming up, the water came out of a manhole and caused an accident there tam. >> what a difficult morning. thank you, karen. let's go to sky6 hd taking a live look spring mountain open on monday. let's go to dave murphy to give you your accuweather forecast. good morning. >> that's what we need a snowblower on the terrace. sun is up but take a look at the numbers. 22 degrees in philadelphia, just 12 in allentown. not much wind thankfully. and your hedge say show seven sf 37. clouds some sun on thursday we're up to 47 probably dry for the eagles the way things are looking now. 47 on friday. it will be sunny but rather blustery and then climbing back up to 51 by christmas day the way things look now, tam. >> thank you david. developing this morning, a driver passing a vacant lot in north philadelphia found a woman on the ground with a severe head wound. police say the woman was found near the 2700 block of north third street around 11:30 last
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night. she's in the hospital now in critical condition. police say it appears the victim is in her 40's. they done know much about her. they didn't find i.d. on her. now back to "gma." we'll see you back here in 30. >> ♪ and the heating system is a turbine, hvac, reverse hydrogen, boiler pipe unit. well sir, i can see that you live in a twin and based on the size, your usage has been spiking. ♪ that's exactly what i thought. if you're not an expert, peco can help. we have lots of ways to help you save energy and money. peco. the future is on.
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good morning america, 8:00 a.m. holiday terror attack overseas. a truck plows into a christmas market in berlin. at least 12 killed. dozens more injured. an american woman there as it happened. >> this truck was barreling through the market and through the stalls and through the crowd. new details about the suspect in custody. is baby brain real? the landmark new research revealing what being pregnant really does to your brain. could it help you be a better mom? dr. ashton breaking it down. mealing and dealing, the work lunch secret that will make you healthy and save you cash. the teachers behind it dish to "gma" this morning. ♪ ♪ and here comes zendaya. the superstar with super style here with an a.m. ambush. three "gma" viewers about to be
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transformed by zendaya herself. right here live. and she's saying -- >> good morning, america. good morning, america. a little bit of attitude from zendaya. also loving this audience here this morning. thanks for coming in this tuesday morning. especially you. right there. >> and we are excited to have zendaya here in times square. she's going to pick three very lucky members of our audience for a style ambush. so we can't wait to see what she comes up with. she made her picks. >> that was fast. >> yeah. >> going to be fun. >> see what happens when they come back. >> yep. >> you know it's just five days until christmas, everybody. and we've got the perfect present for your loved ones and that's what i mean when i say you, lara. >> i do love this idea doing the
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gift of a great book. i know it doesn't sound very exciting but it's a gift that keeps on getting. >> i love getting a great book. reef recommendations to share with you and try to make you guess. you might be surprised at some of our selections. have that coming up. >> that is all coming up. news as well and dan harris has the morning rundown. >> good morning. we'll start with that breaking news on the deadly crash at a christmas market in berlin, germany. a truck barreled into the crowd killing 12 people and injured 48. authorities have revealed the suspect is from pakistan and had applied for asylum. he has denied any involve many and police now admit they're not sure whether or not he was the driver and abc's matt gutman is right there in berlin with the latest. matt, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. german authorities just now announcing that this was, in fact, a terrorist attack. they're accusing a 23-year-old asylum seeker who came into the country about a year ago for this attack and you can see behind me that christmas market
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completely cordoned off. now, we saw that semi truck earlier today completely mangled in the front. you can tell the kind of violence that it caused in that market just crushing both people and stalls. an american woman right there when it happened. >> i hit mind a stall because there was really nowhere to go and didn't know if there was a gun. i didn't know what was going on. i heard a few pops and myself and a few other people hid behind a stall until we thought the coast was clear. >> reporter: german authorizes say the truck originated from poland. had polish plates and that the polish driver of that truck was found in the cab apparently murdered. now, germany has welcomed over a million asylum seekers and refugees over the past year and this is going to raise a lot of questions about who may have infiltrated with them and already we are hearing reports of special forces raids on a refugee camp just about a half an hour away from the center here of berlin. dan. >> horrifying scene there, matt. thank you. the russian government
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meanwhile, has sent investigators to turkey to examine clues in the assassination of the russian ambassador there. he was shot at a photo exhibit in turkey's capital by an off-duty police officer who was caught on camera shouting don't forget aleppo. don't forget syria before he was killed by security forces. turkish police reportedly detained six people in connection with this attack. the russian president, vladimir putin, calls the killing a provocation aimed at disrupting the syrian peace process. previously scheduled meeting though of russian, turkish and iranian officials is proceeding today as planned. the families of three people killed in the shooting until that nightclub are suing social media and provided accounts to attract recruits. the gunman at the pulse nightclub had pledged his allegiance to isis. new criminal charges are being announced today in the flint, michigan, water crisis.
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so far nine state and local authorities are accused of wrongdoing. it was contaminated with lead after the city changed the source to save money. and finally, golf is a year-round sport no matter the weather. this guy, however, should definitely reconsider. check him out taking a swing on a frozen lake and then, boom, he's in. his friends could not stop laughing although they did stop laughing long enough to post this video on instagram. we assume the guy is okay. we also hope his compassionate co-golfers gave him a mulligan on this one. >> ah. >> everything that could go wrong did. >> how about pulling him out of the water before taking the picture. [ applause ] >> you're a golfer. >> just ike that. >> you should have kept his head down, look at the ball. >> it's all his fault. a lot of tough news there. >> "pop news," shall we? good morning, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to begin with a little vocabulary lesson.
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mer yam-webster dubbed the word of the year for 2010 and it is, can you guess this, i took it off the prompter so you wouldn't cheat? >> i don't know. >> surreal. >> surreal. >> the word is surreal. >> that's what i was going to say. >> there is a reason. it is so intense it feels dreamlike and comes down to two criteria. a high volume of look-ups and significant year over year increase in look-ups specifically on merriam-webster.com. it occurred after this year's presidential election. >> okay, that makes sense. i was trying to think of words my kids use. that makes sense. >> surreal. >> there you go. >> add it to your vocabulary. also in "pop news" after 122 years extremely overdue library book has finally been found at this school in the uk. the missing copy of walter benjamin carter's "the microscope and its revelations" was taken all those years ago by
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a pathology professor, the 700-page victorian era work was found by the natural science scholar's now 77-year-old granddaughter and returned it saying i can't imagine how the school has managed without it. she found the hard back while organizing her collection after her husband's death discovering the faded stamp of the school's library. luckily they don't charge late fees. if it did she would owe over 10,000 pounds. pounds, not dollars so they got the book back and i just requested to take it out for my christmas read. [ applause ] what is it "the microscope and its revelations." we have our book club coming up. that's my choice. finally, this is my choice. red wine hot chocolate. >> oh. >> it has -- doesn't that sound good? i wish i could be you get a red wine hot chocolate, you get a red wine hot chock.
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it sounds so good. you're not into it. >> i want to hear more. >> it has been dubbed -- some wines have that yummy chocolaty feel. >> you mean real -- >> oh, yeah, baby. declared the must have drink of winter 2016 by top food bloggers including martha stewart and lara spencer. she calls this trend spectacular. i agree with you, martha. i always agree with martha. the cold weather recipe is simple. make some hot chocolate. pour your favorite red wine and voila. whipped cream is not essential. have a sip before capturing the goodness on instagram, though, what you have to do, you have to post a picture, it's always as you said with the golfer. new york pastry chef jacques torres said the key is to warm the red wine a little bit before you pour it into the hot chocolate so it doesn't make it tepid so -- >> i like bailey's in hot chocolate. >> maybe some irish whiskey. >> a hot toddy.
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have you ever had a hot toddy. my throat hurts a little bit. >> sugar and hot water. >> didn't hurt after that. >> when i was a kid we used to drink hot toddies if you have a cold. >> when you were a kid. >> my parents would give you a hot toddy and put you in bed. i think it would knock you out. now that i think about it, that probably wasn't too good. >> parents who give benadryl to kids on the plane. >> george, don't question the strahans. they might show up tomorrow. >> it worked, right? >> anyway, coming up next here on "good morning america," we have the science behind baby brain. >> what? >> yeah. it's real. how does pregnancy affect you and your brain? dr. ashton is here with those details. plus, we have the smart, new way to save -- to shed pounds and save a lot of cash. should you start a lunch club? the newest thing. they're saying it changed their lives. .
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we are back now with the science behind baby brain. a new study from the university of california at berkeley suggests pregnancy leads to big changes in a woman's brain which may help a new mother bond with her child. our chief women's health correspondent dr. jen ashton is back. when i think of baby brain, i think of the forgetfulness but that's not necessarily what this is focused on. >> this was a small study but interesting findings and compared brain scans of women before pregnancy and before giving birth and then afterwards and they found some significant and surprising differences. they actually found changes in parts of the structure and size of the brain. >> wow. >> the theory here is that those changes occurred to help streamline the mom's brain to prepare for more nurturing, vigilance and teaching. very much analogous to these beautiful orchids here in that they're still orchids but you have buds that then change to
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flowers that are still flowers, the brain is obviously still the brain but there were changes in things that they could actually see. >> are they permanent? >> they don't know yet and followed them two years out. some did go back but some changed for the better, i think, so it's a very interesting -- >> that is really fascinating. you feel like your heart can't get fuller and it does. it's all coming from your brain maybe. there are pros and cons. >> i think it's really, really important with this study because it's a loaded, charged topic we don't go off into the political or social or even religious implications, that we keep it medical and scientific. you know, does this show changes in the brain? yes, because as an obstetrician there are changes in the entire body but the cons would be if this were used at all as a negative against women. will we start scanning brains and say, your brain didn't change enough. you won't be a good mother or you shouldn't have that child. that would be a disaster in you
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can see how it would add to the guilt who is not getting that bond after the baby is born. >> that's right. it's way too early to make that jump, george. i think right now what was interesting to me is that we all know women who say, you know, i wasn't that maternal until i had my own child and then something clicked. or we become better multitankers. interestingly they studied male brains. >> i was going to ask. >> no difference. >> no difference, huh? >> no different in the male brain. >> not even a little bit. >> even after the baby is born? >> no, so that's -- of course, i need to see this study done in adoptive moms too because, again, that's -- >> interesting. >> very important part to study. >> does the research jibe with your actual hands-on experience as an ob/gyn. >> it looked at 25 women. i've taken care of thousands of women. there are similarities and differs and i think every home will have her own experience but i found this interesting. >> fascinating. all right, thank you, doctor. >> between two orchids.
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>> we are getting ready for last minute holiday shopping. holiday 911. i need this. fun for the whole family. we have brian and joe coming at each other. go for it, guys. >> whoa. i guess it's safe the but we'll learn a lot more about these and how you can get them next. first we got get -- do it again. got to get a check your local weather. >> hopefully they're warm today ginger. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us we're dry. plenty of sunshine and there's dillworth park under the growing sun but it's very cold out there. you see everybody walking around in coats and extra gear this morning. your exclusive accuweather 7-day moving from the low 20's to a high of 37 this afternoon, mostly sunny not all that windy but chilly. winter arrives tomorrow morning in the afternoon 43. 47 thursday probably dry for the eagles game. sunny and blustery 46 friday food.
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if you have started thinking about your new year's resolution, though, lump swapping could help you lose weight and a whole lot more. >> could be the answer to all of our problems. yes, indeed. well, imagine getting a healthy, fresh, homemade lunch every single day, a support group for those healthy habits and saving time and money in the process. it's not too good to be true. one group of co-workers figured out just how to do it. the office lunch hardly happy hour. >> i just want it. >> reporter: the quest for that perfect guesstop meal often expensive and far from healthy. average spending on lunch more than $2700 a year. with take-out costing almost double the price of a homemade meal and bringing an average of 1200 calories, almost half the suggested calorie count for an entire day.
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but now some are finding the answer to this lunch letdown with a meal swap. these new york city elementary schoolteachers are helping to stay on track with a lunch club. >> it's really hard. >> reporter: here's how it works. one person prepares meals for everyone in the group for the entire week and then they switch. the cost, $35 per person each week. guaranteeing everyone not just an affordable lunch but also a healthy one. something even their students have noticed. >> they've said, oh, you don't eat chocolate anymore for lump and i'm like, you're right. i don't. i have this delicious kale and salmon salad to eat. >> reporter: but the effects of this lump go far beyond the afternoon. they've all picked up healthier habits overall. kate farrell even losing ten pounds. how has this positively impacted your life overall. >> having a really healthy lunch then leads to no snacking in the afternoon and leads to thinking,
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well, i made really healthy choices at lunch. i'm not going to blow it at dinner. it sort of inspired me to really commit. >> reporter: how can you start your own lunch club? they say write out your planned meals for the week, do meal prep on sundays and buy in bulk when you can. all right. so this is a story we saw in "the new york post" and decided to test it out. this is two lunches. your typical take-out. in a hurry and decide to go to the restaurant. this is a big hero sandwich, chip, a cookie and a juice. 2,000 calories. yikes. >> like your whole day's worth of calories and 14.21 so not exactly cheap. i made this last night. my actual real lunch for today. i'm a total lunch nerd and 435 calories, 6.25. >> looks better. >> cheaper, healthier and this keeps me full all day. a couple of additional tips.
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first, make as many meals from the same ingredients as possible. just try to switch it up but then you save money then also make sure that whatever group you choose you know their dietary restrictions. you probably don't want to mix vegans and steak eaters. >> thanks. >> you're making lunch tomorrow. coming up zendaya is here and our ambush style results. don't go anywhere. how can "gma" ever top last year's epic ugly sweater showdown? well, tomorrow -- >> watch out. >> what you see would leave even santa. >> he's speechless. >> tomorrow on "gma."
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>> ♪ >> good morning, 8:27 on this tuesday december 20th, i'm matt o'donnell. one word that describes how the traffic has been this morning. crazy. let's get to karen rogers. >> i was thinking maybe the blue route is cursed. has to be some reason for it. two vehicle fires cleared. blue route southbound standstill, multi vehicle accident had it completely shut down. it's open again now but still an 83 minute ride northbound from i-95 to the schuylkill. there are your three different problems on the blue route. travel time in the single digits northbound and southbound. and chopper6 was overhead of another problem. they had water coming out of a manhole on columbus boulevard at queen lane that created icy conditions caused an accident there. there you can see the vehicle that kind of spun out and the tow truck and since chopper was there they have since shut down the road so columbus boulevard is shut down
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southbound. you're going have to stick to front street. your travel times we've been noticing extra heavy travel times on the schuylkill because people trying to avoid the blue route. i-95 also rather jammed 28 minute ride but the worst is the blue route matt. >> thank you, karen. the sun is up but it's not doing much. here's meteorologist, david murphy. >> all right, matt, we are out here on the terrace and we've got 22 degrees. it's really cold. the sun is up as you mentioned but only 12 degrees in allentown. so, do look out. not a whole lot of wind out there fortunately. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast shows a high of 37 degrees mostly sunny. still chilly this afternoon. winter arrives early tomorrow morning and then we get up to 43 in the first afternoon of winter. 47 thursday. probably dry for the eagles game at night. and then sunny and blustery on friday with a high of 46. saturday 48 degrees for christmas eve and the arrival of hanukkah. maybe an afternoon shower. and then improvement on christmas matt up to 51 degrees with clouds and sun, a slight chance of a shower. >> thanks, david. more pictures and information on that truck fire on the blue
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♪ and the trumpets, they go [ applause ] ♪ and the trumpets they go >> welcome back to "gma" this tuesday morning. closing in on, christmas, five days to go so we're all still searching for last-minute gifts. we have great ideas right now. good books that we're all recommending this year. [ cheers and applause ] >> nothing better than a good book, right? >> i think it's a great gift. >> a great gift but this year we want to switch it up. i want to see if you can match this first book to the host up here to see who you think picked this book for their christmas list. we need the audience to help us out. after i read the description, going to go. a tale of love and intrigue about a former special ops piles
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to goes to the ends of the earth for the husband she thought she knew. clap if you think it's amy. all right. how about lara? [ cheers and applause ] how about george. [ cheers and applause ] >> all sound the same. >> how about me? [ cheers and applause ] >> they don't think it's you. >> because it's love and intrigue. they're right, it's you, george. >> it is me. i'm recommending not one but two. harlan, my good friend. great guy and great writer. master of the page turner. you get to the end of one of his chapters, you got to go to the next one and "fool me once" his new book this year now working with julia roberts on a possible movie. that could be great. >> that's exciting. congratulations, harlan. >> i was doing a lot of politics this year. these are great escapes. >> if you want to start with one, which one do you recommend? >> oh, that's a tough one.
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for fans of harlan he brings back ail all ter ego in "home bt but they're both great. >> this is probably the one to start with. >> yes. >> "fool me" -- >> merry christmas. [ applause ] >> i'll give you mine. >> you like, george, you picked two. one is more the mind and one for the eyes. >> i picked "the light between oceans" has anyone read it. this is a movie. thank you, thank you so much person in the back. i want you to consider reading this. it is a beautiful story and it's a lighthouse keeper and his wife and the decision they make and ramifications. one review said, i hi it sums it up. it is a thoroughly beautiful tragic book with two characters strong enough to carry you and your heart from opening page until the last. you cannot put this down. >> i love the movie, i have to say. >> it was a movie with michael fassbender, not bad to look at
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and aleash that vikander. >> they fell in love filming this. >> you know a lot about this. >> the book is even better. paperback right now. not expensive and great read and the other is so gorgeous. this is "the art of the hollywood backdrop" and comes in a gorgeous cover that shows the set from "the wizard of oz." how about in a digital age this is a lost art. the painted backdrop and this celebrates the history of those. this is a scene from "sound of music" and it looks so lifelike. beautiful love scene with julie andrews and all painted and great stories. there's a story about "hail, caesar!." they actually recycled -- i'm a big fan of rescue, recycle and reinvent and recycled all the backdrops from "ben-hur." a lot of great stories. great hollywood -- >> pass that one to me and i
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have the cover in my room. >> merry christmas to me. amy. what you got. >> "when breath becomes air" this is such an inspirational book. for those who don't know the back story he was a 36-year-old neurosurgeon saving people's lives, a genius beyond words and diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and people say, oh, that's a heavy book. it is such a powerful book. he says when you don't have a future, when you realize your future is gone you are forced to live in the perpetual present. that's how we all should be living. none are guaranteed tomorrow so through dying he learned how to live and he didn't survive finishing the book so his wife finishes it. i tell you it is a love story. it is the way to live your life and it will start you anew on january 1 to start living your life differently after you read this book. i highly suggest it. [ applause ] >> my book, my book is by my good friend trevor noay. from a south african childhood. trevor is the host of "the daily
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show." "born a crime." i love this book because it shows how he ended up where he is now and the things he had to go through growing up in south african to a black mother and swiss white father and his dad had to walk on the other side of the street from him because at that time it was not legal in that country. his mother would have to get behind had imor let his hand go as they walked down the street. if the wrong people came that way and it was a love story for his mother who has gone through so many hard times but yet inspired had him to be where he is now so incredible book by trevor noah and all these books. great selections, everybody. well done. >> yeah, sure. here. >> so we'll move on to topic two. this year we would all agree, i think, been unforgettable from the election to the olympics to "lemonade" by beyonce and pokemon go. my son, i lost him for days on end chasing the air and put up a mash-up of this year's biggest obsessions for a special that
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airs on abc. it's called "the year" and here's just a sneak peek. o lives. turning us into puppies, flower children, monsters and more. >> ooh. i have your face. >> all i want to do is just face swap on there. that's all. >> we dyed her hair gray to look edgy not old making granny hair #everything. >> you know who is sexy. my grandmother. >> and the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> leo won his first oscar. >> great he won an oscar. he is an american treasure. >> go, leo. did you know that was the most tweeted moment in oscar history. >> really? >> we talk about all those nuggets. also snapchat filters as we said, the gray hair trend. what were you obsessed with this year? obviously watching the election, i would imagine. >> yes. >> anything else?
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>> i don't know. now i feel like i'm put on the spot. >> i'm sorry. >> "hamilton." >> >> it's a great special. i hope you guys will all check it out airing tonight, robin roberts hosts it and we all have parts in it 9:00, 8:00 central right here on abc. >> we're talking about what we're obsessed with so i think we can agree we're obsessed with our next guest. you know her from the disney channel and her hit song "replay." she's grown up starting a fashion empire. zendaya, come on out. ♪ [ applause ] >> hi. >> mwah. >> how are you? am i right here? >> yes, absolutely. >> i love this.
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is this you? >> it is. >> congratulations. >> that is fabulous. >> beautiful. so you have an empire. did you know that. >> i know. i can't believe it. i'm only 20 so it's pretty cool to hear. >> where do you go from here? we were talking about obsessions from 2016. beyonce's "lemonade" was on the list. you were in the all night music video. what was that like shooting that. >> it was incredible. i mean, it was a really powerful moment and felt like i was a part of music history and other than the fact that i'm just obsessed with beyonce, and have been since my birth, so just to be there and really learn from her and see how amazing she is. you know, how detail oriented and it was just cool to sit back and watch. >> you know what's cool you're just known by one name. zendaya. i mean like beyonce, like cher, madonna. is it like your parents knew when you were born you were destined to be a that. >> you know, it was actually a decision that we kind of just made randomly. i was like we kind of should go by one. it sounds kind of cool to me, you know what i mean like
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zendaya coleman is cool but zendaya is cooler. you know. >> we're going to start doing that here. >> i like that. >> you're also in the new "spider-man" movie. >> thank you, thank you. it's very exciting. i can't say anything because i'm not going to get in trouble. i am not going to be that person but i can say it's going to be a lot of fun. >> do we try to keep secrets to you about the plot or you know the whole thing. >> it's a very tight, you know, kind of situation. you know, they can't let anything out because it's -- i mean it's "spider-man." again, not going to get in trouble. >> you're on the cover of "allure." you look beautiful. congratulati [ applause ] >> in it you said you'd love to be the next oprah. >> i feel like if there's anybody that i like truly can say that is a career i really appreciate and look at, i would a oprah, you know because she just -- she's just trusted. everyone feels like they know
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her and everything that surrounds her brand is very positive and i try to do that with everything that i do. i try to be as positive and as loving and always have a very grounded element to everything i do. she can do anything she wants. you know, and she can really just -- it seems like she enjoys life, as well. >> you're my daughter's oprah. >> i'm excited because when we come back you're going to do a style ambush. >> yes. >> with three of our models. we got three people that you'll do a style ambush on and cannot wait for that. stick around because we'll have more with zendaya when we come back. >> rachael: holiday entertaining is as easy as five.
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>> five ingredients. >> takes like 10 minutes. >> four, three. >> i love making rachael ray say hm. >> three, two, one. next rachel."
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from the year's obsessions to the yearary heroes. >> stunning. >> and what we couldn't get enough of. tonight robin roberts with "the
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year." tomorrow you have to be pretty amazing to make this list. >> like wow. >> it's robin with the amazing game changers of 2016. >> oh! >> i swear i didn't do anything. >> the robin roberts special "game changer." >> one game changing year. come along. you're going to love this. >> back now in our winter wonderland way big reveal. look at the espn the magazine's new cover for their anything is possible issue. it features simone biles cleveland cavaliers jr smith and the chicago cubs david ross. that looks good. we were just on live on facebook live with her mom only. it's great. hi jeanette. let's get a check of your local weather. got to watch us. >> coats up in central park right. same story here. dry but very cold with temperatures in the low 20's in many spots. 37 is today's high under the sun. tomorrow 43. 47 on thursday. and 46 with a breeze on friday. now for zendaya's
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style ambush. you are an actress, singer and now you're a fashion designer with your new collection, daya by zendaya and you're still only 20. >> i'm kind of doing a little bit of everything. >> a little bit. you're doing more than a little bit but why is this so personal to you, this collection. >> because i love fashion. i think it's a form of expressing yourself and i also feel that the new wave of fashion is just be able to do what feels good. to do what -- and dress for yourself and i think that's something i always try to instill especially in nye younger fans. do what feels good to you. >> you know what, you did some right and something good for through of our audience members because you dressed them in your collection and first up, going to bring them up, christina, here's her before shot. >> looks beautiful. >> yes, she does but you dressed her in a lounge look. >> this is like pajamas literally.
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>> hey. >> so literally pa joom ma, the cool thing is for me i think you can mix and match sprites so you can use the top with some jeans or some ripped jeans or a pump or the pants with a regular t-shirt and rock it. or you can wear it together to bed. you know. [ applause ] >> christina, how do you feel? >> so comfortable. >> so comfy, right? that's the most important. >> i feel like i want to hug you, you look so comfortable. yes, all right. next up is jenna. here is the before. since it's holiday party season you dressed her in a ready to party outfit. here she is. >> i mean, one of my favorites because it's a velvet suit, again, super comfortable because i'm all about being comfortable. it's simple but also like, hey, i'm here, you know. >> i'm here to party. >> again, it's separates so you can wear it with whatever you
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want. >> 2 for 2. one more to go and finally we have tandy. here is the before shot of tandy. >> beautiful. >> and she -- this is when the party is over, you have to go back to work look. >> yes. >> i like that. >> tandy said i got the walk and everything. this, i love this dress it's like it's super light again. everything is super comfortable and perfect put it in your bag and then like pull it out later because it just compacts so small so it's really -- looks great on everyone. >> and the thing that i know you said which you love, any of these pieces you can wear with pieces from other retailers. >> yeah, wear it with whatever you want. >> mix and match it. >> be creative. >> you are on your way, oprah. that's what i'm talking about. it is the daya by zendaya collection. get her style tips and an exclusive discount on her new fashion line. you want that definitely and coming up, hollywood 911.
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last-minute gifts for your whole family. don't want to miss that. christmas is around the corner.
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♪ all right, we are back now with our holiday 911. gift guide. lifestyle expert gretta monahan is here to help with gifts for the whole family. >> so great to be here. >> we just want to say thank you to our sponsor walmart for this. >> we have something for everyone. >> starting with the family. >> this is the ultimate family gift, lara. this is the phillips 50-inch 4k -- >> does the yule log come with it. >> it's got it all. smart apps you can stream right from your devices and even basically dolby sound, surround sound. $398. >> for a how many-inch tv? >> 50.
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isn't that amazing? >> i got to show you this. bubble ball. this is the gift of the season. check it out. >> so for the best price. protection from bumping. my sons wants this. great for ages and up. check out the price on this, $49.92. $49. $49 sorry. >> it's on. >> all right, for mom like me this is on my gift list. fitbit. >> i like fitbit too. >> what's amazing is activity and sleep tracker. >> i need that. >> it's going to track your quality of sleep. it's awesome and motivates. it buzz fox motivate you to work out and move which is amazing and you can even change these into cool necklaces and bracelets. 99 bucks. check out dad. dad is wearing the dream vision vr. >> he doesn't even know where he's looking.
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>> i want to help him. >> vr headset. >> hello. are you okay? >> i'm on a roller coaster. >> face the camera. >> in animation. >> i feel like the roller coaster is going this way. >> the ultimate gift for dad. he gets to have a little vacation at home. ultimate graphics. this you can hear real life sounds. don't fall over, it's amazing. built-in mike and dad with take calls. check out the price, $17.88. >> i like this gift. >> i do too. >> fun for us to watch. so popular at the holidays. kids' pjs with their favorite movies and characters. >> what do you think? >> these are awesome. >> oh, yeah. >> i love it. >> you're awesome. >> choose his or her favorites. also a great stocking stuffer and you can't beat the price at $12.88. >> all great, great ideas. all walmart. we thank you, walmart. walmart is giving everyone in
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our audience a $100 gift card to guess those last-minute gifts and we thank you, walmart. enjoy the shopping, guys. great ideas right here. we'll be right back. "gma's" last-minute holiday gift guide brought to you by walmart. find gift, groceries and more this holiday
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online for the first year. cable can't offer that. only fios can. at t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods, we've always believed the holidays should be about joy. where days are filled with magic, not madness. it's why we have amazing prices on thoughtful gifts, everyday. let's bring back the holidays. how can "gma" ever top last
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year's epic ugly sweater showdown? >> nobody does it like we do. >> tomorrow. >> watch out. >> what you see would leave even santa -- >> he's speechless. >> the ugly sweater showdown is on tomorrow on "gma." >> this is great. >> there's a gift we're not getting back this year. >> the thing is, george, he has no idea he's on tv right now. >> but he will see the replay again and again and again and again and again. thanks to all of you for watching. before we go, don't forget, join us tonight for "the year" special with robin roberts 9:00, 8:00 central on abc. and then tomorrow, everybody, ready, it is our ugly holiday sweater showdown on "gma." >> it is on. >> some have already sent in photos of your best looks. please keep them coming and tune in tomorrow to see what we have. >> have a great day, everybody. ♪
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>> ♪ >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards. it's 8:56 on this tuesday december 20. let's head over to karen rogers to see where the blue route is now. good morning. >> good morning. we're looking live tam looking
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at these travel times, still a 52 minute ride on the blue route northbound from 95 to the schuylkill. 44 minutes as you head southbound. so we're looking at this. we've had two vehicle fires and one multi vehicle accident. they have all since cleared but the delays remain on the blue route northbound and southbound. an extra heavy delays another schuylkill too. lots of people trying to avoid the blue route at all costs. we have this problem with columbus boulevard southbound between queen lane and christian sheet. they shut down the road because of ice on the road. stick to front street as your alternate instead of columbus boulevard southbound. still some heavy travel times throughout area and can't anne accident on i-95 southbound in delaware near route 273. >> let's led out to meteorologist, david murphy. warming up out there. >> tam it's slowly trying to. i don't know if warm sergeant word. lots of sunshine. we're at 24 degrees which is a bump up about 2 degrees from an hour ago but still just 18 in allentown and a light wind giving us wind chills in the
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upper teens. definitely a morning for extra gear. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day. it stays cold today with a high of 37. tomorrow winter arrives in the morning. in the afternoon we improve to 43. 47 thursday, 46 with sun and wind on friday. and up to 50 by christmas day the way things are looking now. tam. >> thank you david. police have a bit of mystery on their hands after a william was found severely injured on the side of a road in philadelphia. investigators are not sure what happened to her or who she is. we're working to find out more information and we'll bring you the very latest on "action news at noon. but right now it's time for "live with kelly" right here on 6abc. i'm tamala edwards. have a great tuesday. >> ♪ where things come from?
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly." today, a performance from the legendary recording artist sting, and hot out of the studio kitchen, we're cooking up potato pancakes, and another lucky member of our studio audience could win a handful of hundreds as we continue live's holiday games. plus, comedian and broadway star john mulaney joins kelly at the cohost desk. all next on "live." [upbeat music] ♪ >> ♪ every little thing ♪ she does is magic >> announcer: and now here are kelly ripa and john mulaney. [cheers and applause] >> ♪ every little thing ♪ she does is magic ♪ everything she do ♪ just turns me on ♪ even though my life ♪ before was tragic ♪ now i know my love for her

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