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deliverance where everyone realized just what was possible with the banjo. ♪ clearly inspired by this video, this is his submission to guinness world record. >> this is my attempt at the guinness world record for fast esteb banjo player. ready? >> three, two, one, go. >> he's digging deep. see what he's trying to beat his record time of 41 seconds, just over. look at the technique, very good when holding a banjo. is he going to break the record? 27 seconds, ladies and gentlemen, there you go. the world's fastest banjo player. >> at what point do they say we're not interested in your
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records? >> this is good for a giggle, as is this video, as well. common thing you'll see on christmas day, kids go outside to play with their new toys. sometimes the dads get involved. >> oh, no! >> can't even bend that leg. >> mini bike, neighbor sees what he's doing. >> made you a video. >> he's going to break it. >> they build these for adults, they are called pocket bikes, they look silly, but they actually go kind of quick. >> not this one. when he goes back on top -- >> oh! >> a lot of people loving the giggle. >> look at the back tire. it's slashed. it is slashed. >> he's doing it. >> you win, man, you win! thanks for joining us today.
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jumping, of course, is the possibility of danger. >> okay. then you have this scene on cam camelback mountain in phoenix. it was more than a possibility. here's the story. >> reporter: this guy way up there is about to jump off a 300 foot cliff on purpose. >> this is unpleasant to watch. >> reporter: he's got a parachute, and it opened. >> oh, my. >> reporter: but he's in trouble. >> oh, no. oh, god. >> oh, no. >> oh, no. >> reporter: slamming into this rocky canyon near phoenix. offduty firefighter was hiking with his family when it happened. >> we, from a direct location below witnessed him make contact with that wall about 200 feet down from his jump. >> reporter: the 39-year-old man and his companions were base jumping. the extreme sport done from buildings and spans on bridges. this stands for earth, in this case, a cliff, but compared to sky divers, base jumpers are
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closer to the ground with far less time to react. this jumper needed surgery after fracturing his pelvis and shattering his heels. abc news, denver. >> it was actually a dangerous time there. the base jumper was one of four accidents at phoenix fire department responded to there within a few hours. >> no thank you. >> yep. i'm all right. coming up, debbie reynolds talking about her ups and downs of life. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
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debbie reynolds passing away at 84. her star there. makeshift vigil, i guess, for her. >> that's right. of course, e she passed a day after her daughter, carrie fisher, also passed away. many saying that -- at least her son saying, the stress contributed, but speaking to the walk of fame, some fan gathered there for a makeshift because she didn't have a star on the walk of fame, so fans created -- >> they wrote her name in for her. while reynolds gave us happy movies, her life was difficult. she spoke with diane sawyer on
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"good morning america." >> coming from a dirt poor family, from unthinkable molly brown to singing in the rain, we believed she was a golden girl next door. >> reporter: how did this happen that you can suddenly burst on to the scene and know how to dance like that? >> i think i'm just a natural shaker, you know, i can shake any step and get away with it. >> 1955, she was a naive, trusting girl scout from el paso with no found stardom and a light about to become our soap opera. >> i was raised victorian, very victorian, and that's been a problem of mine because i think that the men are supposed to take over and do the right thing, and then i've been slaughtered a few times with that attitude. >> reporter: slaughtered first by fisher, four years into their
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marriage while she was pregnant with their second child, he began an affair with her friend, elizabeth taylor. when he married taylor, it was a big public humiliation. >> marriages never worked for me because i have poor taste in men. >> what do you mean? >> quite obviously, i have none. some people eat wrong foods -- >> if you tried to diagnose the thing that was wrong when you met eddie, what did you not see? >> i wouldn't have seen anything. i was 22, and he was darling and sweet, and he forgets this, of course, but had a red thunder bird, you wouldn't be impressed by that? i was really, really very young girl. he was adorable. that was -- >> he said he was going to marry you? >> on the third date he wanted to marry me. he doesn't remember this, but he gave me a big diamond ring like
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that, you know, and i was just -- just bowled over and fell in love, got married, and it didn't work out, but that often happens. >> you still believe in love? >> i don't know that i believe in certain types of love. i believe in love for your children, your family, the people that love you always look carefully at. >> would you trust yourself with another husband? >> i don't believe i should do that at 67. i have to give the time that i have to the years that i have, which i don't know what that is. i don't know how much time that is, so i want to take each precious moment and enjoy it to the fullest. >> so there is a sentence that says this is a life that what? >> well, this is a life that's been unexpected, beautiful, exciting, and i'm glad i got it. >> it was a long one, indeed, 84
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avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. all right. yeah, yeah. enough of the other top list things. it is time to get to the wnn inbox. this is when hand the show over to you. >> this is when we get scared. recently, diane posted snapchat videos of us singing together the words to rudolph the red nose reign deer. >> had a shine yi nose, and if you ever saw him. >> i think i hit all the notes.
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>> you sound great. we should add there's a voice changer element to the filter as well. but you guys gave us your reaction to that. one says, please, please keep your day or nighttime show. you're good at that. hint, hint. >> what are you saying? i don't get it. >> did not appreciate our music too much. >> then there was mr. herman who said, you both look ridiculous, lol. >> thanks, herman. >> yeah. >> and, again, quit laughing, diane. >> again from the top -- that's what you just read. >> exactly. >> i was laughing because, hey, you want to sing? he said, sure. i started, and he says, rudolph and that was it. he didn't know the rest of the words. >> absolutely. i do not a lot of words. george michael's songs, and we have this after his sad passing
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this week of which is your favorite george michael's song. on twitter, we can only pick four songs. mine is kissing a fool. clearly, that's not everybody's favorite song. >> it is not. you don't have great taste. my favorite was freedom, however, i also kind of missed the ball on this one because i didn't realize that there were two freedoms. >> yep. >> freedom and freedom 90 and 90 is what we meant. >> and others were not close. we could not put on father figure, one more try, last christmas. so many others that he had. >> i love father figure. >> we have been doing the eagle cam all morning longer, and one viewer, john rays, dream come true, more eagle cam. he'd rather watch that. than us. >> so topping off the wnn inbox segment, just in time, thanks for that, john ray, appreciate it. glad you're enjoying the eagle
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this morning on "world news now," a family tragedy, legendary actress debbie reynolds passing away only a day after her daughter, carrie fisher, emotional reactions coming in mourning the loss of both women. twin tragedies raising the question, can somebody die of a broken heart? we'll ask an expert here life. the winter wallop working its way into the northeast, the same storm that dropped feet of snow in the west, and now millions are bracing for the same. then punishing russia. the obama administration set to make good on a promise to retaliate for computer hacking during the presidential campaign. and debbie reynold's view about the breakup of the century. >> you love somebody, if you care for somebody, you want them to be well, and not be unhappy. she loved life, and elizabeth loved life, and i know because she took part of mine --
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>> a reference to elizabeth taylor breaking up her marriage. we'll have more on that talk on "the view" later on this thursday, december 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> easy to see where carrie fisher gets her sense of humor. >> great to see her there late in life with that personality there and frank talk as you mentioned on "the view." that part of the story later. we'll start with the tragedy, the irony, all of that, devastating loss for hollywood, the actress there, debbie reynolds, dying a day after her daughter, carrie. >> she rose to fame in the 50s, landing role at 19 years olding and died yesterday at 84 years old. todd, her son, said she suffered a stroke, adding, quote, she's now with carrie, and we're all heart broken. we are joined from los angeles
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with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: more heart ache for the family within nearly 24 hours of carrie fisher's death, debbie renl's passing. todd telling abc news, quote, the only good thing about is that my mom wanted to be with my sister. this morning, we take a closer look at the hollywood legend's life. the star, debbie reynolds, could sing. she could dance. and she could act. >> decided to have a big wedding, and in two days, my best friend hates me. >> reporter: from early on, studios recognized her appeal. audiences were impressed by the cute, perky entertainer. who held her own with the biggest of stars. ♪ good morning ♪ good morning >> reporter: and recorded a number of hit records.
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this one from tammy and the bachelor went gold. ♪ i wish i knew if he knew what i'm dreaming of ♪ >> reporter: reynolds earning a oscar nomination in the unsinkable molly brown. she powered on, working into her golden years on tv. >> no panty line because no panties. >> reporter: and in the movie -- >> you know i don't like to look back. your father always said never look back, they might be gaining on you. >> reporter: her personal life not so successful. >> don't you think marriage is just the most important thing in the world? >> reporter: there were three failed marriages, including one to her costar. >> would it interest you to know i'm not the mother. >> reporter: who walked out on her for elizabeth taylor. she lioutlived her daughter, suffering cardiac arrest and
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died tuesday morning. she stayed by her side until the end and rushed to the hospital the next day. she was 84. todd fisher said he's comforted knowing his mother loved taking care of carrie. the nearly separateble mother-daughter now joined in death. abc news, los angeles. diane, kendis? >> all right. thank you. many people believe reynolds died of a broken heart saying the stress was too much for his mom. >> we go to the medical unit for a look at science behind it, dan, good morning. is it possible to actually die of a broken heart? >> setting aside debbie's situation for now, because it's hard to tell exactly what role that might have played, but we know that losing a child is about the most stressful event any parent can go through. certainly, there are physiological effects to this emotional stress. you have certain increases of high blood pressure. you have other things happening
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in the body. now, most of the research done so far has to do with chronic, long-term stress and effect that can have on the heart and the cardiovascular system, but what's clear is that, obviously, debbie reynolds was affected by her daughter's death, and the timing of this is actually quite coincidental. >> it appears she died from a stroke. what physical effects does that have, then? what brings along a stroke like that? >> well, there's different types of stroke. there's a stroke where you have a block of a blood vessel leading to the brain. there's other strokes as well, and one interesting point about debbie's situation is that she does have a history of stroke. we know that when carrie fisher was interviewing with "people" magazine she mentioned last year her mother experienced a stroke, so already we're dealing with someone who has a history of this complication. could it be that this stress of
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this event was what kind of triggered that and pushed thing over the edge? it is possible. it's hard to say at this moment, but, certainly, this was a devastating loss. >> the common credo this year is that 2016 needs to go away and that it's taken so many. that being said, if the stress of losing someone can contribute to something like this, how do you manage that stress to try to prevent more tragedy begetting more tragedy? >> whenever there's a tragic loss like this, if someone experiences something like that, it's not just the immediate physiological effects, but also the way you react to them. oftentimes when we deal with something this traumatic, we forget to take care of ourselves. there's so many things to deal with and couldn't be dealing with a situation where we're supposed to take our medications and forget to or we're supposed to eat, sleep, and we forget to do that. all these things have real effects on your health, and if
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you're already ailing from something else or if you're dealing with a lot of other things, this can bring to the forefront certain health problems that might have been unnoticed before. >> 2016 has taken so many people, blaming it on the year itself, but, you know, life expectancy is down, a lot of contributing factors, and the people were fairly young. is there anymore useful lesson we can glean from this other than saying, go away, 2016? >> we've seen dozens and dozens of celebrities this year that lost their lives, and some of them, certainly, it's due to what's called natural causes, and there's other situations that are not so natural. if there's any reminder here, social security that there are sometimes certain things that we can do to prevent -- to improve our health and to prevent certain things from happening. in other cases, there's simply thing beyond our control and deal with those things as best
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we can. >> to be honest, debbie reynolds had a long life, carrie's cut short, but such is life. dan, thank you. >> thank you very much. coming up later in this half hour, the eye-opening interview reynolds gave on "the view" a few years ago. we'll have continuing coverage of her passing all throughout the morning. do stay with us. moving on to the other big story. donald trump taking credit for bringing thousands of jobs back to the u.s. >> last night, the president-elect announce the sprint and one web adds 8,000 jobs to the economy, though, no time line for when it happens. speaking at his estate, and touched on the transition of power with president obama saying it's going smoothly. that came hours after trump tweeted the president is creating roadblocks. >> tsecretary of state john kee ree and benjamin netanyahu exchanged angry words. the u.s. abstained from the
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vote, a move seen as going against one of america's biggest allies, and benjamin netanyahu suggested he's done dealing with the obama white house. trump told israel to hang on until he's in office. addressing concerns russia hacked the election, and nobody knows what's going on, but says we have to get on with our lives. this comes as the white house plans to reveal plans to punish russia later today. officials are expected to add more clarity as to why they believe rush is is to blame. two u.s. soldiers dead after their apache helicopter went down. they search the waters in hopes of retrieving the bodies. the victims, members of the texas army national guard, on a routine flight, but the chopper fell apart before the crash. >> nine eastern states from west virginia to maine are bracing right now for wintery weather as the storm makes its way across the country. the same storm system brought
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snow to colorado and dakotas yesterday making driving dangerous. accuweather's paul williams has more on the track of the storm. paul? >> good morning, kendis, diane. the big story is cold air and dramatically cooler conditions. high pressure system will drift to the south and just yank all cold air from the north to the deep south for a cool breeze, really for temperatures, folks in the deep south they are not accustomed to. we could see strong storms and isolated thunderstorms prompting warnings own the coast. the other big story, big time snow in the northeast. 12-18 inches of snow on 91, along 90, springfield and the west hartford area, just shy of boston. a low pressure system sits right off the coast, rapid intensification bringing blizzard conditions in maine. kendis, diane? >> paul, thank you. coming up, amazon versus the authorities. we'll tell you about the fight over possible evidence in a
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sidewalks. the break likely caused by a driver knocking the top off of a hydrant. crews responded quickly, though, and cut off water and then reset that hydrant. the brother of john bennet ramsey is suing cbs and others for $750 million. they said the multipart series that aired on the network last september falsely accuses him of murdering his sister. >> he was 9 when it happened, and the case captivated the country for years still remains unsolved. demands for information from a murder suspect, and police say the smart speaker's audio recordings could help in the investigation. >> the retailer refusing, fuelling a debate over privacy concerns far beyond this case. here's more. alexa. >> reporter: from the moment you wake up -- >> alexa, what's on the calendar today. >> reporter: until you go to bed.
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>> lights off. >> reporter: the amazon echo delivering music, news, weather, and more. police in bentonville, arkansas could prove their case against this man, james base, accused of killing his coworker, mr. collins, found dead in his hot tub after a night of partying. when owners talked to alexa, it records the conversation. the question is, was it recording that night? the case brings new legal questions about high-tech devices that are always on. >> as much as we love the convenience, i think customers are legitimately concerned about their privacy rights. >> reporter: base pled not guilty and mining his data is an invasion of privacy. >> amazon will not release data without a legal demand and, quote, objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands. they turned over some account information to the authorities, but not electronic data from the
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echo. the case is set to go to trial next year. abc news, new york. all right. coming up next, we go into the abc news vault for a revealing interview with debbie reynolds. >> how she and her best friend, elizabeth taylor, married the same man. you're watching" world news n " now". "world news now"
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i think your conduct is the worst i've seen. >> denying your own child. >> hollywood's "it" couple in a bundle of joy, 1956 comedy, was the only movie they made together, but off screen, they had their own real life soap opera. >> more dramatic an the on screen action between the two of them. fisher dumped reynolds to marry her best friend at the time,
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elizabeth taylor, and reynolds talked about it several years later a few years ago on "the view." >> you were married to eddie fisher, and elizabeth taylor was married to mike todd, the great -- >> singer? >> yeah. and then mike todd died in a plane crash, and debbie's husband took up with elizabeth and dumped poor debbie and ma y married elizabeth. take it from there. >> these things happen. best friends should stick together. elizabeth and i went to school together. i was 17. she was 17. and then through the years, i met fisher, and i married, and we were young and fell in love, and he was really cute. he was very cute. >> he was cute.
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>> and, anyway, he saw elizabeth, after he married me, and he thought she was really cute. >> yes. >> well, you can't make a man leave a woman unless he wants to go. >> don't i tell ya. >> i'm telling you. up to him where he wanted to go, but it's up to every man where he wants to be. >> you spoke to her two weeks before she passed. >> she's. very sick, you know, we're happy she's in a better place now. she was so ill. she loved life. elizabeth loved life and i know because she took part of mine, and -- >> debbie -- >> i'm completely over it. >> interesting stuff. >> no, no, no, i just, you know, you have to forget. you have to forgive it. it doesn't mean you forget it. >> so good.
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you must see her on the stage, though. >> carrie, the best impressionist. >> everything. >> sing for us. ♪ feeling better better there, i can sing. >> i said to hell with it. >> all right. >> you want to do hepburn, i can do that too. >> you must stay. >> oh, my god. >> one of the people that just controls the room because she's so charming and engaging. you hang on every word she says. >> such a performer. many interesting aspects to her life, but she got hired for singing in the rain when she was 19, and, of course, carrie fisher at 19 years old starting in "star wars," so much in common of two of them. >> what a great sense of humor, clearly, she got that from her mother as well. >> totally did.
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>> however, let the record show, if any woman steals my husband, i would be a lot less forgiving than she was of taylor. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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time now for the mix, and we start off with -- >> stress. >> the best places to spend new year's eve. >> yes. it's stressful. where do you spend new year's eve? >> do you have a hard time with this? >> yes. >> do you know where you're going yet? >> no. trying to figure it out. >> you have plenty of time. you're fine. number one? >> best place, aruba? oh, in the u.s. >> orlando, florida. >> why? >> best place overall for new year's eve. >> why do we say this? >> by wild hub, comparing 20 cities on 20 indicators, and they say your best bet for new year's is orlando, florida. i have spent new year's in orlando. >> based on a number of factors.
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durham -- >> you didn't want to hear about my trip? >> no, go ahead. >> durham, north carolina, this i want to hear. >> because it's the lowest in price for tickets, but orlando, overall? >> yes. they also have the whole disney thing. they have fireworks. >> yeah. >> a castle, it's a big thing, i'm not just saying that because they are our parent company, even though they are, and we should remine you of that. but i've done orlando before, and it's fun. what's the worst? las vegas. >> that does not surprise me at all. expensive. hard to get in. >> most expensive? new york city. not a huge surprise there. >> understand. go to times square, i hear it's not popular during that time of year. >> lots of room. >> another new york story, this is popular yesterday, this video that was posted on the twitters. this kid was walking a crosswalk in new york, and a young lady there, like, oh, i can take you
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on, one-on-one basketball. guess who loses? >> oh, no. >> so that's jillian jordan who lost that little one-on-one with the professional basketball player, professional dwarf basketball play e and she hurt her ankle. >> looked like she was trying to get around him, but went for that ball. >> obviously, a good sport posting it, and it was a lot of fun. >> yeah. >> and, by the way, we may not have known this, but americans have been suffering a huge injustice. >> oh? >> taco bells all around the world had nacho fries available this whole time except here. >> what? >> great news. they are coming. 2017 is bringing us nacho fries. >> i knew there was a reason i hated 2016. >> uh-huh. >> this is a reason to usher it in. >> what's better than fries? >> what's better than fries? fries covered ine 50 to 85:
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this morning, twin tragedies, legendary actress, the mother of the late carrie fisher, died one day after her daughter did. we'll take a look at their pouring in. president-elect donald trump speaking out during several appearances at his florida estate. one with boxing promoter don king by his side. what trump is saying about bringing jobs to america and how he thinks the transition is going. and new this half hour, the survival story at sea. a group of teenagers cling to their overturned boat trying to get help. hear how they managed to finally get a rescue. quick thinking. an effort to keep betty white safe after a series of celebrity passings. some tongue-in-cheek steps to ensure the former "golden girl"
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is not in danger. unbelievable story in the skinny on this thursday, december 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's a weird one. we'll get to that in the skinny, but, of course, it comes after the horrible news that we've had in the last 24-plus hours. you have actress debbie reynolds who passed away just a day after her daughter, carrie fisher. >> she told todd she wanted to be with carrie and like that, she was gone. she was 84, best known for singing in the rain. byron pitts has more. >> reporter: she was the definition of hollywood glam in the golden age of cinema. her career spanned generations, yielding enduring classics like "singing in the rain." died at the age of 84. it's a tragic hollywood ending
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for the gifted actress with a mile wide smile, passing one day after her beloved daughter, carrie fisher, died of a heart attack. she was rushed to the hospital in serious condition where she suffered a massive stroke, but they were unable to save her. reynolds and her daughter were incredibly close. they lived next door to each other. >> separated by one daunting hill. >> reporter: todd fisher looking for a silver lining telling abc -- >> she said she missed her daughter, wanted to see her again, and i don't think she really meant it quite like that, but within 30 minutes, she went to go see her again. >> reporter: her career spanned nearly six decades, an oscar, emmy actress, and a true triple threat, reynolds could sing, she could dance, and she could act. >> in two days, my best friend hates me.
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>> reporter: catching the studio's attention after winning the ms. burbank beauty contest as a teenager in 1948. ♪ good morning >> reporter: she quickly catapulted to stardom, starring and singing "singing in the rain" when she was 19. her portrayal earned her an academy award nomination. >> i'm unsinkle. >> reporter: reynolds powered on working well into her golden years. >> no panty line because no panties. >> reporter: reynolds last message to the fans was a post on facebook. a a heart wrenching thank you to fans sending well-wishes for carrie. i'm grateful for your thoughts and prayers now guiding her to her next stop. love carrie's mother.
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now they are together at that next stop, but the music and impact made on the world will live on. ♪ you made me want you ♪ and all the time you knew it ♪ i guess you always knew it ♪ you made me happy >> oh, man. byron pitts there. i can't wait to see the hbo documentary in light of what's taken place on the unbearable loss for todd fisher who recently described his family as small, but tight knit. >> i can't imagine what he's going through now. celebrities are paying tribute this morning, posting condolences online, and we have jason nathanson on the phone with us. good morning to you. thank you for being on again. i can't believe you're on two days in a row to talk about the similar stories. what else do we know at this point from todd fisher about what happened and how his mom fell ill? >> caller: we knew that after carrie fisher had died, debbie reynolds was sad, emotional, of course, as you would be who lost
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a daughter at 60 years old, but that night, she was sharp, doing well, and she did actually sleep -- slept in, he said, and then in the morning, though, he noticed she was sluggish and not quite with it, and then around noon was when, you know, he started to notice things were wrong, and that she had said that that quote about missing her daughter and wanted to see her again, and 30 minutes later, she was gone. apparently, a year and a half ago she had a stroke, and she recovered, but she wasn't in great health. she was kind of fragile. something like this just takes its toll, and, i mean, really just heart breaking and stressful, and she couldn't just cope with it. >> she was taken to the hospital, but doctors told todd there was little they could do. tell us about the bond. we see mother, daughter, granddaughter there, and brother all in that photo there. tell us about the bond, though, between carrie and debbie. >> caller: so close, which a lot of people didn't notice or known
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from early writings by carrie fisher about how, you know, their relationship was a little rocky. it was typical mother-daughter, famous mother-daughter, but their bond followed in their professional life. we heard, you know, talking about how reynold's shot to fame at age 19. carrie fisher, 19 when she shot to fame, and they, at the end, were close as close could be. they lived next door to each other. there was basically a compound that they shared here in los angeles, and this hbo documentary we'll see really explores that. it premiered at the can film festival earlier in the year. people have seen it. i e read about it. i have not seen it myself, but we get to see that bond, that special connection, and that's what they wanted to show in the documentary. it was just to show the two of them together, which is apparently a magical thing that
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we have not really seen when they are not on, when they are not performing. just the two of them sharing love for each other, and that's what we're going to see in this. >> looking forward to seeing that, behind the curtain, especially under the circumstances. jason, there's a big outpouring from hollywood. are the responses sticking out to you? >> caller: yeah. i think a couple, as we talk about some of the last of the golden age of hollywood, these people that have really, you know, defined the early years of hollywood, so we get quotes from, tweets from joan collins, who is truly heart broken to hear debbie died, a wonderful warm friend and colleague. william shatner said she was the last of hollywood royalty, breaks my heart she's gone, i hope my grieving was done for 2016, echoing the sentiment a lot of us feel right now, and ellen degeneres saying, i can't imagine what the family is going through this week. she sends all her love. >> yes, indeed. a lot of people with those emotions, indeed.
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jason nathanson joining us now from los angeles. jason, thank you. we should point out, coming up later this half hour, more celebrity reaction to reynold's death, and we'll have continuing coverage of her passing throughout the morning on "america this morning" and "good morning america." secretary of state john kerry spoke out wednesday, and benjamin netanyahu is livid that the u.s. abstained from u.s. security vote declaring settlements illegal. kerry said settlements prevent peace in the region. >> if israel goes down one-state path, it never has true peace with the rest of the arab world, and i can say that with certainty. >> israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. israel's hand has been extenned in peace to its neighbors from day one. >> donald trump joined the discussion telling reporters israel is treated unfairly by a lot of people. he called on israel to hang on
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until he takes office. >> well, the president-elect announced 8,000 jobs are returning to the united states. more than half curtesy of sprint. no timetable given on when it happens, but speaking at his mansion, trump said transition talks with president obama are going well. well, that came hours after he tweeted, the president was creating inflammatory roadblocks. new details about the brutal murder of a popular yoga teacher and actress in washington, d.c. the man said she killed herself after they had sex. officials says johnson had a history of mental illness. he was supposed to be wearing a tracking device after an arrest earlier this month. no record of him showing up to receive the device. dylan roof plans to call no witnesses during the penalty phase of his trial. that begins next week. roof plans to act as his own attorney during this phase, even
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though he could get the death penalty. he said he intends to make opening and closing statements, but no plans beyond that to present a defense. dramatic rescue of three teenagers off the florida keys after the boat capsized. their 22-foot boat took on water two and a half miles into the ocean off the torch key. the boat capsized. one boy managed to save his phone, though, and called 911. >> lucky there. a marine deputy spotted the teens perched on the overturned boat. their jackets under the vessel. the boys are from orange county, california, and they were on vacation. the authorities say do stick with your vessel, and those kids learned that. >> reporter: took a minute for the boat to go down, but that one of the boys immediately saw the phone, jumped in the water, and held his hand up out of the water and called 911 while they climbed to the top of the boat. smart thinking. the hottest tie of the holiday
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season is leaving lots of kids disappointed. so what's the deal with hatchamals not hatching? >> the reaction of death mother and daughter, incredible outpouring of emotion. that and more ahead in the skinny. stay with us. flr gah! look at us. we're rapidly losing credibility as handymen.
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this, quote, eggciting times. >> oh. >> and that's not changed much since we checked in 24 hours ago. >> yep, yep, yep. they are consistent. i like the consistency. while we are waiting for the eagles to hatch in florida, many kids are still waiting for one of their christmas presents to hatch, but, apparently, they often don't work as promised. >> it was the popular toy this year, disappointing the kids and parents, who had to look hard to find them. here's the story. >> reporter: it is thee toy to get this year. >> what is that? >> a matchimal! >> reporter: joy turning to heart break as parents report their children waited hours for electronic agos to hatch. many never did. >> what do you have? >> one that doesn't work. >> mommy, i want it to hatch.
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>> reporter: hundreds of parents taking to social media, using the #hatchimalfail. christmas fail. so popular they made late night headlines. >> we love it, i can't afford it, just smash it with a hammer. >> reporter: listed on ebay for $25,000, getting one under the tree required drastic measures. >> we camped out all night, through the snow. >> reporter: now so many of those coveted christmas gifts consider the duds. spinmaster, the company making these, say it's 100% committed to bringing the magic of hatchimals to all of our consumers. adding insult to injuries, parented spent hours on hold with customer service. spin master promised to add more reps and extend hours. abc news, washington. >> how horrible is that?
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kids are learning another lesson, patience. when we come back, how celebrities reacted on the week of too many celebrity passings. >> the skinny is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. now"
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of course, sad news, but we have to start the skinny off this morning with the passing of debbie renls, a day after her daughter, carrie fisher, two icons of hollywood gone too soon. reynolds at the age of 84. >> todd fisher, her son, said his mother was under a lot of stress since the death of his sister and suffered a stroke. according to todd, she said she miss her daughter and wanted to be with her. reaction, though, in the meantime from the celebrities. twitter was quick. >> reporter: i totally get it, hug her so tight for all of us. >> another said in part, rip doesn't sound right for her or carrie. i hope they're somewhere having fun. >> this sad news makes me want to hug my mama and never let go. >> todd fisher told our producers they loved a party, so at some point they plan to have
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a celebration of life for them. >> wherever they are, they believe carrie and debbie are partying now together. >> i imagine. a canadian star wars fan selfie with the star is going viral. >> it was taken last year during the premier red carpal tunnel. he says when he asked to take a selfie with her, fisher replied, only if you promise to tell everyone we're dating. >> that's now his profile picture. he's never felt this badly about any other celebrity. this hurts, he wrote. many people reeling this morning from just the list of recent celebrity deaths. reacting with series of tweets that just went completely viral this morning. sunlighting entertainers wrap themselves up in bubble wrap. >> only a couple more days to go. in another she shows a child waving a white flag in surrender and agrees with the picture of grim reaper of time magazine's person of the year. feels that way indeed. >> it does. that's why there's a go fund me campaign to, quote, protect
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betty white from 2016. the actress is 94. the south carolina man says if she agrees, he will use the money to fly to wherever she is and keep her safe until new year's day. >> more than $5,000 already. betty white's rep says she's doing well and on vacation and plans to live to at least 100. the tongue-in-cheek campaign raised nearly $6,000 for community theater. >> so not actually for the plane ticket -- >> to protect her, but the tickets are there in the meantime. there is other news. romance between jlo and drake is all but confirmed. they posted a photo of them cuddling on the sofa. so much for the just working on an album together line. earlier this months the rapper attended two of her performances
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lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. some put it this way. this week's jets-patriots game was close until kickoff. it was lacking drama. new england scored whenever and however it wanted running up 41-3 score. >> ouch. turns out there was drama in the stands. our boston station has that story. >> he's a lieutenant, but i got years on him. >> reporter: now back on the job as paramedics, jimmy crocker and john toumey were ordinary fans at the game. >> got up from the seats, went in, and next we know, called into action. >> reporter: rows in front of them, a middle-aged man slumped over in the seat, and by the time they got to him, they
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realized he was having a heart attack. >> we picked him out of the chair on to the floor and determined he was pulseless, we started cpr. >> reporter: without medical equipment, they had only their training and their bare hands. crocker started compression, and when someone brought a defib later, he used it to shock the man's heart. >> apply pads to patient's chest. >> reporter: using the clock on the score board to time the steps. >> you do things in two minute cycles. >> train your whole career so it kicks in, and you don't think about it. >> reporter: wearing trash bags because of the rain, they did not look very much like professional lifesavers, but the skills did the trick. the man's heart started beating again. the chances of surviving a heart attack outside a hospital are just one in ten. >> so for someone to survive going into cardiac arrest outside the hospital in the middle of a stadium, it's unbelievable. >> reporter: by halftime, the
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man was in stable condition at a hospital. days later, released. they never got a chance to ask his name. >> that's fine. we know he's alive, and that's all we can hope for. >> reporter: this two-man team scored the biggest game in history without taking the field. >> wow. they say, estimated ten minutes before the on duty ems crew showed up, so a lot of people very thankful this morning that those paramedics happened to be there. >> so great that the game kept going and there were no pauses for, you know, timeouts or anything to keep looking at the clock. >> that was a big concern. >> yeah. >> very cool they were able to use the score board clock like that. quick thinking. >> the jets, well, they could use a little reviving. this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, twin tragedies, debbie reynolds passing away just one day after losing her daughter, carrie fisher. new details from her son about her final moments and the tributes coming in overnight. >> the president-elect makes an appearance with boxing promoter don king while answering questions on everything from the middle east conflict to the transition of power. a big snowmaker on the move. winter weather advisories and warnings posted right now as some states could get more than a foot of snow just before the holiday weekend. see what happens as a burglar smashes his way through with a sledgehammer getting away with quite a bit of jewelry. and we do say good morning, everybody, on this thursday. we are starting yet

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