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good morning, america. breaking news. the government set to shut down at midnight. negotiators huddled at the white house all through the night to make a deal. none yet. we have a checklist for how it will affect almost every american. but get this, members of congress will still get paid. going for broke. this woman hit the jackpot, winning $14 million. and then, lost it all. how her addiction to high-end slots landed her in prison. morning glory. insiders spill all about the frantic final minutes before princess diana's wedding. what they want kate to know before she heads down the aisle. deadliest catch. the daredevil men risking everything to get up close and personal with the world's most dangerous shark.
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good morning, everyone. you are looking at the government shutdown clock up on times square. it could be less than 17 hours away, from a government shutdown. and if they do not reach a deal, cynthia, there are all kinds of consequences. the washington monument, just one of many national monuments and parks that will close if there's no deal. and that's just the beginning. right now, we're fighting three wars. troops will not get paid during this. but members of congress will. and that will cause a lot of outrage if it comes to pass. we'll have the latest on where things stand and what it means for you in a moment. donald trump also making headlines for taking aim at the president. trump says he's gearing up for a presidential run. why he's getting so much traction right now. >> and drawing a lot of fire as well. the vice president's daughter
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shot out at him on facebook overnight. john berman will have details on that. we have a stunning twist in a murder mystery this morning. the wife of a hotel heir is facing new charges of killing her husband's mother, as well. the motive is money. >> the motive is so often money. when we've got big news from our parent company this morning. disney, creating kind of magical headline, so to speak. a new magic kingdom announced in a very special place. >> you might be able to guess where it is. we'll have the details in a bit. right now, let's get to the potential government shutdown. with jake tapper at the white house. when the president came out from meeting with negotiators last night, he said he wasn't wildly optimistic. but those staff negotiators did keep working through the night to try to narrow the differences. >> reporter: that's right, george. it appears as of now we are headed for a government shutdown. right now, separating the two sides are roughly $6.5 billion in new cuts. that's minuscule compared to the size of the overall budget. and, of course, republicans keep pushing this rider, this
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provision, banning all federal funding to planned parenthood. after meeting with house speaker john boehner and other congressional leaders, the president said they were close to a deal but not there yet. >> there's still a few issues that are outstanding. they're difficult issues. they're important to both sides. and so, i'm not yet prepared to express wild optimism. >> reporter: so, what would a shutdown mean? starting tonight at midnight, the paychecks of 1.6 million active-duty troops. even those in harm's way, will start being delayed. >> a lot of these young troops live pretty much paycheck to paycheck. >> reporter: what that means is sergeant casey walker, a father of three, back at ft. campbell from afghanistan. >> it means pretty much not getting bills paid that need to be paid. gas, of course, to get to and from work. >> reporter: the shutdown will impact americans from sea to shining sea. one of the first impacts,
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tomorrow's annual cherry blossom festival in washington, d.c. >> it would be very sad if they closed down the cherry blossom festival. >> it would stink, you know, it makes me hate the government. >> reporter: come monday, more serious issues. no new federal housing loans. small business loans. no regular mine safety inspections. most veteran benefits customer support services would be suspended. construction could be delayed with the epa not able to process permits. remember that financial crisis that almost brought down the economy? routine oversight of financial markets would stop. and certain fbi initiatives would be on hiatus. >> initiatives like child pornography or cyber or other arenas, particularly on the criminal side will suffer and have to be put on hold. >> reporter: george, negotiators broke at about 3:00 in the morning to talk about -- from their negotiations. president obama said last night he wanted an answer from speaker boehner and senate majority leader reid by this morning. so, we should know in a few
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hours whether this is really going to happen. >> right. a congressional aide told me they expect to call the president around 10:00, 10:30 this morning. i want to debt into some more details about what this government shutdown means. starting at midnight tonight, the 800,000 federal workers who are going to be furloughed have to shut off their blackberries. they're not allowed to make calls on government cell phones. they're not allowed to send e-mails from that moment on. if they do, that is actually a crime. so that's going to have to stop starting tonight. going into the weekend, as we said, national parks and monuments close. this is a big impact here. national park officials estimate that about 1.5 million people visit national parks every week. immediate impact for those people as well. and for the federal workers, the average federal worker makes about $1,400 a week. the ones who are not essential will not be receiving that right away. that's going to have a huge economic impact. the total impact there for the 800,000 federal employees, $1.1 billion coming out of the
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economy. even if it's made up later, that's going to be a real hit. now, we want to go back to jon karl on capitol hill, about where things stand. i'm having a little wit of trouble with this, jon. jake talked a little about the negotiators that worked until 3:00 a.m. coming out of the meetings, democrats and republicans couldn't agree on what the disagreement was. >> reporter: absolutely. and they both sounded pessimistic. democrats say the differences over the amount of the cuts have been resolved. but i talked to a republican on the house side saying they have not been resolved. they're still $6.5 billion apart. and they have disagreements on policy. so, at this point, it looks like they will call the president at 10:30 this morning. but the news will not be good. >> news will not be good. and a big question there is whether house speaker, john boehner, who told me time and time again, he doesn't want a shutdown. but can he sell the deal to his conference? >> reporter: on that, they actually say they're optimistic. if they can get a deal, if they can get the spending cuts up
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near that $40 billion amount, they can get some resolution on the policy, they will be able to pass it in the house. but, george, they're not there yet. >> jon, we have a couple of seconds left. this is so hard to read. but what does your gut tell you? where is this going? is the government going to shut down? >> reporter: my gut is we'll have a last-minute deal. but i wouldn't put a lot of money on that. >> i'm with you on that one. let's go back to cynthia. >> wow. another political story making news this morning, donald trump's growing poll numbers on a list of possible presidential contenders. since he first appeared on "gma" last month, he's been taking to the air waves to question president obama's birth certificate. what's he up to? john berman is here with some answers. john? >> cynthia, donald trump knows how to make people watch. but many people now, including republicans, are now wondering, are they watching a serious
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candidate or a circus act? does he really believe that president obama wasn't born in america? or is he just selling his favorite product, trump? in just a few, short weeks, donald trump's stance on where president obama was born has evolved. from this -- >> the reason i have a little doubt, just a little, just a little, is because he grew up and nobody knew him. >> reporter: to this -- >> i want him to show his birth certificate. >> reporter: to this -- >> i'm saying it's a real possibility. much greater than i thought two or three weeks ago, then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics and beyond politics. >> reporter: in the same three weeks, trump's poll numbers have gone from this to this, nearly doubling in less than a month. also increasing in his perpetual publicity grab? ratings for "celebrity apprentice," up every week since he started the birther rant. while it may boost his visibility now, some analysts say it is bad long-term strategy, not to mention bad information.
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>> everybody knows that donald trump is entertaining. but you cannot become president of the united states on being a good entertainer. the birther issue trivializes him. it marginalizes him. it damages his brand. >> reporter: indeed, several nonpartisan watchdog groups say this certificate definitively proves he was born in hawaii in august of 1961. there were birth announcements in local papers. statements from officials in hawaii. and that's been more than enough for john mccain, mitt romney, sarah palin and most prominent republicans. >> for republicans to even be bringing it up, i think it's a waste of energy and time. >> reporter: the white house isn't talking about trump. but vice president joe biden's daughter, ashley, went after him in a missive on facebook last night saying, he makes me ill. this discussion is just so insulting. and boycott "apprentice." despite most of the facts out there, trump claims he's so concerned about where the president was born, he has investigators on the ground in hawaii. cynthia?
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>> john, in a word, is he running? or is he not? >> he's running for something, whether it's president or ratings. i don't think we really know. >> george? >> the last time he was on, i expressed a great deal of skepticism about his run. he called me immediately after the show and said, i'm going to prove you wrong. i said if you prove me wrong, come here and talk about it. >> there you go. >> we'll see if he comes. >> there you go. now, to japan, where there's no relief from the crisis. the strongest aftershock yet, a 7.1 quake that knocked out power for many in hard-hit northern japan. even led to a tsunami warning yesterday. neal karlinsky joins us from tokyo. neal, you were right in the middle of it. >> reporter: george, we were rocking back and forth for a good, solid five minutes during this one. i was on the phone with colleagues in new york at the time. they could hear my building creaking and groaning under the strain of this quake. for people in japan, it's one more problem they don't need. right away, it was clear this wasn't just another aftershock. buildings swayed violently for
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minutes. you can see a power station exploding in the distance. 4 million people were plunged into darkness. and at least two people were killed, one by the shock of it. but the greatest concern was for the fukushima nuclear reactors where seven workers were forced to evacuate. after midnight in japan, power company officials came out to reassure the public, saying, we don't recognize any new leaks so far. the radiation levels remain steady. for a battered japanese public, it was a frightening reminder. are you worried about the aftershocks and the nuclear reactor? the problem is so large, it's difficult to comprehend, she says. in fact, at two other facilities, the onagawa plant and the higashidori plant, the quake caused power outages that caused both on emergency generators to keep fuel rods safe. the fuel rods actually spilled on to the floor but were contained. experts monitoring the crisis
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are worried that strain has been put on the reactors. that are already overburdened. >> these reactors have been subjected to an enormous amount of stress. every shock adds to it. this was a particularly large shock. >> reporter: one bit of news from toyota, the automotive company this morning. they've been shut down since the quake nearly a month ago. today, they will resume partial production at all of their plants, in the coming weeks. it's a baby step. but they're trying to get on their feet here. cynthia? >> thank you, neal. changing speeds right now. how fast is too fast on the interstate? texas is looking at upping their speed limit to 85 miles per hour. and they -- if they do, texas highways would be the fastest posted speed limits in the country. yunji de nies went for a spin to see if that's safe. >> reporter: 85 miles per hour on the open road. sounds easy, even thrilling. but is it safe? >> the difference is the
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stopping distance. and i don't think it's realized until you get to the brake pedal and understand that you're not going to be able to stop. >> reporter: race car instructor, don harple, showed us how much distance you need to fully stop. at 65 miles per hour. 75. 85. and 90. oh, my gosh. >> so, that's 90 miles per hour. pretty exciting behind the wheel. >> reporter: not exciting if you're on the highway, though. >> not at all. the reaction time, the distance traveled, it's amazing how much footage you gobble up in a short amount of time. >> reporter: this is where we stopped at 65 miles per hour. if the speed limit is 85, chances are, a lot of drivers are going 90. at that speed, you need at least another 120 feet before you could come to a complete stop. still, some texans like the idea. >> one thing is, if i can get from point a to point b faster.
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>> people are speeding anyways. just make it legal. >> reporter: faster speed means more fatalities. nearly 11,000 americans die each year from speed-related crashes, accounting for a third of all accidents. >> the likelihood of survival is just extremely low if you crash at those speeds. >> reporter: and even if you're in control, do you really trust the rest of the road? >> if you're the first car in the situation, and i have time to do that, now, i've got to worry about someone coming to the back of me. >> reporter: and hitting really hard. >> very hard. >> reporter: for "good morning america," yunji de nies, abc news, brazelton, georgia. >> seems scary, george. >> boy, it sure does. we're going to turn to a story about how powerful an addiction gambling can be. one woman won $14 million at the slots. and then, lost it all back and then some. what she did next to feed her addiction landed her in prison. andrea canning is here with a
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closer look. after blowing all of the winnings, she stole from her own family? >> reporter: that's the allegation, george. police say jennifer dennison allegedly cleaned out her in-laws by forging checks and stealing social security income and life insurance policies. it doesn't seem possible. but police say this florida woman blew $14 million playing slot machines. an addiction so strong, the thrill of those magic triple 7s landed her behind bars. >> theoretically she could spend the next couple decades in prison. >> reporter: jennifer dennison had hit the jackpot, winning nearly $13 million at this tampa casino. but she quickly gambled the winnings away. and police say she drained her in-laws' life savings to fuel her addictions. >> miss dennison was the one who basically wiped out their accounts to the tune of over $500,000. >> reporter: jennifer's father-in-law, laverne, says she
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charmed them. >> she would visit us. bring a dozen doughnuts. she has one bad habit. >> reporter: it's a bad habit donna has fought hard to beat. >> i never, never would have thought that i could have won this kind of money. >> reporter: the mother of four says just one win of $27,000 at the slots was like a drug. >> we were the typical family. the beaver cleaver family. and then, all of a sudden, i was going to the casino more and more. you just chase after the losses. >> reporter: she lost thousands of dollars. and started stealing checks from a friend to cover her debts. >> i was tired of the lies. >> reporter: the gambling industry is increasingly going after women. online, so-called sexy slot machines are offering prizes like manhattan shopping sprees. or gamble with carrie bradshaw. casinos across the country feature "sex and the city" themed slots.
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>> their disposable income has moved up. they've also said this is how we're going to get them. >> reporter: and almost half of problem gamblers are women. brad lamm is the author of "how to help the one you love." >> typically the woman was the one serving the drink at the table. now, she's invited to sit down and play at the table. there's been a turn. that's why we're seeing a lot of the spike in gambling and addiction problems with women in the united states. >> reporter: police say jennifer dennison was able to steal from her in-laws because her husband had power of attorney over them. and he trusted her to run their finances. she would blow up to $250,000 in a day. >> that is just so hard to believe. andrea, thanks very much. now, to sam with the weather. >> happy friday. the day we have to get through before we get to the weekend. let's see what's offered up here. strong to severe storms rolling through the middle of the country. from st. louis to louisville, you're involved in this. during the day today. lexington, cincy. asheville towards atlanta. the giant area of storms is going to pop up. but we think these will be the strongest storms. the areas shaded in red that will probably involve some hail. check out the numbers. for dallas, it's about 15 degrees above normal today.
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but it's a lot of warmth across the country. i will merely mention that for l.a., starting in the 40s. barely getting into the 60s, is much colder than normal.
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>> folks in the northwest today will get a look at the sunshine. they haven't seen it in quite a while. cynthia? >> we always like sunshine. now, to a big announcement by our parent company, disney, breaking new ground overseas on a huge, new magical kingdom. juju chang has been following overnight the groundbreaking. it just happened a few hours ago in shanghai. >> the events were festive and colorful. but it's a complex deal that was launched this morning. ten, long years in the making. "the wall street journal" says it will likely end up being the largest direct foreign investment ever made in mainland china. it involves hotels, shops and at its core, a magic kingdom-style theme park.
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>> thank you. good morning. >> reporter: with the chinese greeting and mickey mouse and crew dressed in mandarin costumes, disney launched an ambitious new partnership in china this morning. the crowd ranged from the head of the chinese communist party to villagers lining the roads, cheering the earth movers breaking ground on the $3.7 billion theme park. >> china is one of the most dynamic markets in the world. most populous country in the world. shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in the world. >> reporter: since revolutionizing the industry with disneyland in 1955, disney has gone global. from france, to japan. now, mainland china. >> disney was born in america but it's been a global company now for over half a century. disneyland china is going to be uniquely disney. there will be things familiar about it to people who visit our other parks around the world. but it will also be specific to china. >> reporter: like most
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international businesses, disney is eager to enter the $1.3 billion-strong chinese consumer market. it's a strategy that involves movie distribution, and disney branded schools. >> all of the businesses trying to get into china, none have been all that successful. if disney could get a 24-hour cable channel in china, that would be huge. >> reporter: speaking of huge, the shanghai disney castle is slated to be the biggest of all. disney ceo, bob iger, was asked what he wanted the chinese people to think when they first see it? >> we want them to say, wow. look at that big castle. >> it will be. and the mayor of shanghai says this morning that the disney theme park will help raise shanghai's international profile and make it a world famous tourist destination. >> well, i hope in five years when it opens, you'llen vit me back. it will be fun. "gma" will be there. you know it. >> it will be fun. coming up here, a murder mystery takes a stunning turn. the wife accused of murdering
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justice. he is accused of making false statements that he never knowingly used steroids. we'll break into programming as soon as the verdict comes down. let's get the latest on traffic. >> it's not what you would expect for friday. bay bridge toll plaza backed up because of an earlier accident. westbound 80 slow through the berkeley curve. westbound 580 from before you ge the to the maze. san mateo bridge san option. no trouble across the span but you'll find slow traffic in some spots such at south bay and cupertino. looking good through millbrae as you make your way up towards san francisco. >> when we come back, lisa argen takes a look at
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>> morning, sunshine at the ballpark this morning and this afternoon. temperatures will still be cool in the upper 50s and breezy. not as windy as yesterday but cold this morning. 35 in napa. 44 in san francisco with mountain view in the mid 40s with a few stray showers this morning. they are continuing to sink south and call it partly cloudy. 60 in oakland, 59 in fremont and 8888888e warmer over the
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look at what these men are risking for their research, up close and personal with great white sharks. >> ooh, that music. >> that music. those sharks. and the research is testing the limits of how close they can get is coming right up. we're going to meet the "shark men." also ahead is the key to this murder mystery a deadly family feud? the wife under investigation for killing her husband and his mother. >> we'll have more on that. and the hours before a wedding can be frantic for any bride. we know that. but this morning, we talk to royal insiders about the frazzled hours before princess
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diana and sarah ferguson's weddings. we begin with the shocking, new twist of the murder of the hotel heir, ben novack jr. novack's wife, marcy, was charged with the crime. now, she's being amused of murdering her mother-in-law, too. matt gutman is in garms. >> reporter: this involves two murders, blackmail, jewel theft and a lot of interfamily nastiness. characters include a former stripper and the members of the fountainebleau, the playground to folks like the sinatras and the kennedys. is this wife and mother a cold-blooded killer? investigators believe she is. in april 2009, 87-year-old bernice novack was found dead. she was the glamorous former heiress to the fountainebleau, which was the hotel of the celebrities of the day.
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>> we knew that my aunt did not have a series of falls, as the medical examiner had vugted. my aunt was vibrant. >> reporter: three months later, another tragedy struck the family. novack's son, ben, was brutally murdered. now, investigators believe this was no coincidence. they believe his wife, nancy, is behind both killings. the motive? to snatch up the estate worth billions of dollars. >> a plan by a woman who was intent on eliminating her husband. >> reporter: on july 9th, 2009, investigators say narcy went to the hotel room, shared with her husband. they bludgeoned him with a dumbbell. she even gave them a pillow to cover the screams. >> she cut my cousin's eyes out. >> reporter: she tried to make it look like a robbery.
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and the next day stole $100,000 from the business. investigators say narcy tried to frame her own daughter for the killing. then, tried to have that witness killed. investigators claim that narcy had another hitman to do her dirty work. >> i want her to experience pain. i want her to experience everything that lockup in jail would give her. >> reporter: narcy will be arraigned today in new york. we spoke to her attorney who told us all of the 11 counts of conspiracy, blackmail against her, hold about as much weight as a traffic ticket. and the fbi thinks a little differently. they think they have a solid case. cynthia? we'll check that all out with our legal expert, dan abrams. dan, good morning. >> good morning, cynthia. >> this case has a little bit of everything. including a long relationship between husband and wife. >> and a volatile relationship. you have an incident back in 2002, where the husband actually
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filed a police report. called the police. turns out, he said that he was tied, bound, handcuffed to a chair, for more than 24 hours, beaten. men come into the house, that she has let in and take money out of the house. you ask, what happened? why didn't anything happen back in 2002? apparently what happened, is wife, who is now the accused, went to the police with all sorts of pictures. sexually compromising pictures, bondage photos, et cetera, suggesting this is what he was into. this was a sort of a game we had played. as a result, i think in an effort to avoid any shame, he decided not to pursue that particular case. but again, it involved another case where others were involved, others came in. she let them in. and in that case, he said that they had stolen money. >> so, does that kind of incident get into this court this time? >> it may. they certainly will make an
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effort, the prosecutor, to admit that. the defense will say it's irrelevant to show bad character. but i think because there was a police report, they probably can get that in. >> they have proved that she hired a hitman. is she as guilty as if she murdered him herself? >> absolutely. this is not like cases where someone had ordered a hit and stayed out of it. according to the police, she was there. she offered a pillowcase to muffle his screams, et cetera. this is not someone who was distanced from the situation, according to the authorities. even with that said, even if she had just ordered it, she could be just as culpable. >> according to authorities, it looks like she might have, if she is the killer, the hirer of the hitmen, she could have gotten away with it the first incident. >> they thought it was an accident. and then, months later, he is killed. they didn't have hard evidence.
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he dies and they say, wait a sec. there's no way this was totally coincidental. that's why this is a federal criminal conspiracy case. this is a criminal enterprise. they're saying this was a concerted effort to kill and get money. >> it's a fascinating one. we're going to other developing stories now. juju chang is at the newsdesk. juju? >> good morning, everyone. we begin with dramatic video from inside an elementary school in the midst of a rampage. a former student in brazil opened fire thursday, killing 12 children. we're learning more about the shooter, as we see the terrifying events unfold. here's mike marusarz. >> reporter: cameras in the hallway capture the horror. students running for their lives outside a classroom in a poor suburb of rio de janeiro. one shouldn't here, holding his bloody shoulder as he runs from class. others, you can see barely out in time. outside students pour from the
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school. bloodied and in shock. 24-year-old wellington day alvear ra, a former student, showed up at the school thursday morning. he said he was there to give a speech. security officers had no idea he was carrying two guns and a rambling suicide note. he walked into one classroom, then another, opening fire at random. shooting dozens of students. some at point-blank range in the head. 12 of them all under the age of 15 were killed. then, the shooter, described as a loner with no friends to speak of, turned the gun on himself. this firefighter says, it was a catastrophic scene. it was like in the united states when people go in and start shooting. these bullet holes in the wall, evidence of one man's anger and desperation. but over what exactly remains a mystery this morning. for "good morning america," mike marusarz, abc news. back in this country, after an intense debate, lawmakers in arizona had voted yes on a bill that would allow people on
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college campuses to carry guns. it's the second state to do so. however, guns would still be banned inside college buildings. two american journalists have been captured by government forces in libya. they work for "the atlantic" magazine. a top u.s. army general, meanwhile, says nato action in libya is leading to a stalemate. and it's unlikely rebels can topple gadhafi. finally, an "american idol" shocker, for real. drawing a course of boos from around the world. pia toscanna was voted off last night. the 22-year-old new yorker was praised as a front-runner. and the announcement left jennifer lopez, as you can see right there, on the verge of tears. the audience was booing. >> it's hard to get randy jackson angry. but he was really mad. everybody was. sam, what do you think? >> hey, dog. that's all i'm going to say. i don't know. i don't get a chance to watch late-night tv. it's just a think. george, cynthia, juju, happy
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friday. if you're driving the highways of southern california, you're probably not expecting to see anything that looks like sleet and hail. this is between south san francisco and sacramento. but that cold air is all the way in southern california today. fairfield, california, and a small tornado recorded. that's how strong the cold front has been. as the front has drifted south, we expect l.a. to start at about 47 degrees this morning. it is a high about 63, about 10 degrees warmer than in new york today. fresno, 39 degrees. san francisco, 43. that's where the start is. all that warm air from that part of the country has been squeezed to the east and the central part of the nation. memphis, 67. atlanta, 80 degrees. and i feel like new york city could be 70 by monday.
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here's our friday edition of the "gma morning menu." would you stick your hand into a shark's gill in the name of science? these guys will. and we'll show you. plus, the wedding secrets. news of what happened on the big day. but we're talking about diana's big day. and why there was so much stress over that dress right there. and would you cut your own hair to save money? apparently the answer is yes. and we're going to show you how many folks are doing it, right here on "gma." ♪ ♪ are you having any joy? ♪ what you getting out f living? 7 ♪ what good is what you've got ifyou're not having any joy? ♪ ♪ ♪ are you having any laughs?
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but that doesn't stop a daring group of researchers. they're called "the shark men." we'll talk to two of them live in a minute. but first, here they are, in action. it's not your regular fishing trip. >> bait number one. >> reporter: these guys are catching and releasing great whites off the coast of california. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> my goodness. >> we got a shark bit. >> it's coming up. >> reporter: it's all in the name of research. >> we got it. >> yeah. >> reporter: captain brett, dr. domeier, and the team are the only ones to lift a great white out of the water and tag them. how do they do it? using this cradle system, the sharks are lifted out of the water, a technique that separates these guys to other researchers. it's key to their success. it makes the shark accessible
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and vulnerable. using cages, decoys, drills and guts, they tag the shark, all in the name of science. >> let him go. there he goes. joining us now are "shark men's" leaders, chris fischer and captain brett mcbride. thanks for coming. >> i never dreamed when i was 12 years old, i would be here. it's been an amazing journey. >> whose idea was this? most of us want to avoid sharks, not put our fingers in their gills. >> we were working with the scientific community, with other big fish, like great marlin. and one of those researchers was a researcher of great whites. and he asked us to help him and we did. >> you don't want to harm them. and what you are doing by taking them out of the ocean is dangerous to them, as well as you, right? >> it's dangerous. we do our best to limit any
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trauma to them. >> we focus on getting the people through it with ten fingers and toes. we have to track them to figure out where they go to look after them. >> what have you learned so far? >> we've been focusing on how they are vulnerable. where are they breeding? where are they giving birth? we can affect policy for their future. >> how dangerous is it, really? >> i think it's not as dangerous as it looks. our crew is very professional. we're methodical about each thing we do. if you don't have anything go too far awry, it's fairly safe. >> i know not all sharks are man eaters. but great whites are, right? >> they have been known to do that. probably mostly a mistake. i don't think you have to worry about getting bit by sharks. worry about getting struck by lightning. >> really? >> more dangerous to drive down the beach than to go for a swim. >> you don't feed them first? >> we use that to bring them in to get our hands on them for research. >> what do you want people who
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watch in series to come away with? >> we're trying to pour the ocean into people's homes. they have their own relationship with the ocean. they learn to love sharks. we want to demystify sharks. sharks are under attack worldwide. we need all the people we can looking after them. >> the whole idea that the shark's out to get you, we should get over that. >> yeah. >> having said it's safe, people have gotten injured. >> people get injured doing all kinds of stuff every day. >> uh-huh. i don't know. >> i think it's safe in the water. southern california, one of the things people are going to see here is covered up in juvenile and baby white sharks. we were catching sharks 400 yards off of malibu. the life cycle of the sharks in their teens and adolescent years. >> we'll all be watching. "shark men" premieres this sunday, april 10th on the national geographic channel. you can go to abcnews.com/gma to see amazing, close-up pictures
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they will play the home opener as the world champions and what is the weather going to be like. >> 44 right now. 32 in the north bay but the game sunshine, temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. winds will get breezy and warmer over the weekend. frances? >> "h" train number five running 12 minutes late. bay bridge toll plaza backed up
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♪ give me heads with hair long, groovy hair ♪ crowd down in times square. and quite a daring experiment in our studio. you might wonder why denise chose that song this morning. three women are coming in this morning. they have volunteered to come in and cut their own hair, live here, in our studio. it's actually a new trend in these tough, economic times. a lot of people daring to cut their own hair. these people are going to do it on live television. we'll have all of the results coming up this hour. >> i volunteered to cut your hair. you said no. >> i ran away is what i did. >> coward.
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>> stress goes up again. >> there you go. a check of that monitor. just ahead in our royal wedding diary, the major stress over diana's dress. insiders who helped put together the wedding of princess diana spill about the frazzled morning before she walked down the aisle in that amazing dress. the advice they've got for kate middleton. >> that's coming up. also, kathleen turner is coming up. she has sizzled on the screen. romance in the jungle. war over the roses. now, she's on broadway. we'll talk to her. we begin with breaking news, affecting millions of americans. republicans and democrats are returning to negotiations in washington, going down to the wire to avoid a government shutdown at midnight. jonathan karl is on capitol hill for us. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, juju. it certainly is down to the wire. this morning, democrats and republicans that i have spoken to can't agree about what they disagree about.
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the democrats say they have some agreement but that the republicans are blocking over abortion. the republicans say, that's not true. time is running out. midnight tonight, the government shuts down unless they can get a deal. >> jonathan karl, with a long day and a long night ahead. thank you. social security is making a big change. and it has nothing to do with the possible government shutdown. the agency is going to stop mailing the annual statements that says what you will get when you retire. instead, they will post it online and save about $70 million. a possible breakthrough in the hunt for a serial killer here in new york. as we told you this week, three more bodies have been found along the beach in long island, bringing to eight the number of possible victims. now, police are reportedly looking closely at a potential suspect. and they're looking at links between this case and the murder of four prostitutes in new jersey in 2006. overseas, two deaths are now blamed on the strong aftershock in japan on thursday. the strongest since last month's
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disaster. officials say there is no extra damage at the fukushima nuclear plant. concern about radiation remains. and not just in japan. schools in south korea canceled classes because of concern that rain could contain radiation. experts insist there is no threat. the conflict in libya has pushed oil prices to new highs this morning. and drivers are feeling it, for sure. gas prices have risen another 12 cents in the last week to a national average of $3.73 per gallon. and finally, on this friday, colo, our favorite gorilla at the columbus zoo, is on a winning streak after predicting the final four and the winner of the ncaa championships. now, we've asked her to pick the winner of the masters tournament from the list of our four favorites. guess who she picked? tiger woods, after knocking over a box with his name on it. and eating the banana underneath. tiger is 6 shots behind the lead. who knew that tiger woods was the underdog? but we'll see if colo is right this weekend. right, sam?
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good morning to you. >> that's right, juju. good morning, guys. it's a pretty warm one at the masters. probably afternoon storms the first two rounds. and then, the third day will be really, really warm. we'll see if colo works with the whole tiger pick. i have to show you the crowd. this is something you won't believe. how many folks are out on the corner in times square this morning, just spending their morning with us, right here on "good morning america." we are filling this place with signs and folks and fun. all kinds of stuff. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to talk about. as you look outside in atlanta, this was interesting to us. and we sent out a tweet about it because on the radar, there's nothing showing up in atlanta yet. but look at that. it's kind of a low cloud, misty, foggy morning. if you keep the clouds, you might not get the stronger storms of the day, which could be a good thing for you. you are in the area where storms will develop today. the toughest storms from st. louis, in the red zone to north of atlanta. here's where it is over the weekend.
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this is the third time we've seen records kind of getting into this area for record flooding. this is the third year in a row. this is going to be a tough weekend with more rain moving into that zone. and a quick look at the big board. >> it is a giant crowd in times square. we'll be here throughout the next half hour. george? >> thank you, sam. in this morning's royal diary we take you behind the scenes of the big day with two
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people who have been there. bianna golodryga sat down with the dress designers for princess diana and sarah ferguson. >> reporter: don't think we didn't ask them if they were designing kate's dress. the designer and his or her team will also serve as kate middleton's confidant, security adviser, style guru. not to mention, both cheerleader and most critical eye. there's only two women in the world who know what that job is like. >> absolutely no instructions or protocol from the palace. we made it up as we went along, really. i think it would be nice if they trusted us that we would do the right thing. >> reporter: when diana spencer married prince charles, there was no template on how a wedding should look. she went to this woman to find out. together, they embarked down a road with many unexpected twists and turns. the first lesson learned,
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protect the dress. >> we were really careful about security. so much so, that we organized a big, metal safe to be delivered to the studio. it was so big, it wouldn't go through the front door. and we had to hoist it up through the windows. every night, we would lock the dress in there. and we had two security guards, jim and burt. and they had to guard it. >> reporter: lesson two, always have a plan "b." >> we would have gone for plan b. we had another dress on standby that was nearly ready, just in case. because there was no way we were going to let the identity of that dress come out before the big day. we had another dress. and we could have finished it in 24 hours, if we had to. >> reporter: lesson three, practice makes perfect. >> we did try and take care of any possible emergency. we made an overskirt because we thought wouldn't it be awful if diana was drinking a cup of coffee and it spilled down her dress.
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or smelling salts. we safety pinned everything. we double stitched to make sure it didn't come undone. all the time, i'm thinking, what if the zip breaks halfway through? terrible things. >> reporter: lesson four, make lemonade out of lemons. >> we got her in the carriage. everything seemed to fit very well. we didn't take into account her father is quite a large man. and the nerves of the day. and she's squished up in there hanging on to the tafeta. that was probably the worst moment for me. we saw her coming up the steps, you know, when she reached the very top bit, we noticed how creased the dress was. and i think my heart stopped. >> those are the designers. the young designers, david and elizabeth emanuel. very few people knew who they were. now they're world famous. >> looking back now, looking at the video footage, that bit, it reminds me of a butterfly coming out of a chrysalis. and it gives me goosebumps when
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i think about that image. and it's my favorite. >> this is her dress. >> reporter: five years after di's wedding, this designer vowed to learn from all of the trials emmanuel faced when she designed sarah ferguson's dress. but she learned lessons of her own. lesson five, be prepared to improvise. >> we had an amazing prerun at buckingham palace, literally, the night before. i had a terrible fright at the time. she looked amazing. she started walking from one end of the corridor to the other. and my heart was going ba-boom, ba-boom because the train veered off completely to one side. i thought, oh, my god. i only have a few hours left to sort this one out. then, we had a hurried, rushed call to westminster abbey. and they were up all night hoovering the carpet to make sure the pile was straight upright so the train would carry down the aisle and not digress one way or the other.
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>> reporter: carpenters had to be literally brought in. both designers are unanimous in their praise for the young woman who will someday be the next queen of england. and their top tip for kate? that's lesson number six, be true to yourself. >> she's going to go with who she feels comfortable with. and who can translate her dreams into reality. tinking thinking about what it's going to be like on the actual day, if it's anything like diana's, it's just going to be incredible. >> reporter: it doesn't stop there. aside from the dress myself, another question people are asking, is whether or not kate will wear something atop her head. will she follow in the footsteps of the last commoner-turned princess, sarah ferguson? sarah wore flowers, covering a tiara. she exited as a true princess. >> i love sitting between you guys as the piece is going on. dishing over all of it.
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>> really. yes. >> reporter: i think that the vote goes in sarah ferguson's favor over the two dresses. >> i think viewers should tweet. which dress do you like better? >> reporter: maybe she will have a backup dress, too. >> did you guys buy two dresses? >> reporter: are you kidding me? i had one dress. one dress only. >> should have gone to costco. >> reporter: i could have. that's a good idea. >> thanks very much. all of you at home be sure to tune in to our royal wedding special, starting at 4:00 a.m. eastern on april 29th. and we have something special coming up next week. >> very special next week. it's the reunion bonanza. the stars of two classic sitcoms, "welcome back kotter" and "the facts of life," dishing on what it was like behind the scenes. take a look. >> whatever happened to the stars of "welcome back kotter" and "facts of life"? starting monday, two of tv's greatest sitcoms. two great reunions. it's horshack and vinnie
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barbarino himself, john travolta. >> wow. >> and tootie, blair, jo, natalie. >> what about me? >> starting monday, their live tv reunions. only on "good morning america" on abc. >> that is going to be so much fun. and we have one other sneak peek right here. remember the great moment from "welcome back kotter"? that's our generation, bianna. you have "the facts of life." when he read his personal essay to the class. [ laughter ] >> what i want to be, by vinnie barbarino. i want to be a guy who never writes compositions. [ laughter ] the end. >> got to love that. >> vinnie barbarino. bianna, you're a "facts of life" person. you like tootie. >> she was my favorite character growing up. i can't wait to see those shows.
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well, cutting costs is taking on a whole new meaning this morning in our studio. the latest trend in haircuts is do-it-yourself. more and more people are skipping the salon to save money. we'll kick off our cut against the clock with our three brave contestants live in a minute. but first, look at this. haircuts.
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that seemingly simple act of getting your hair washed and snipped can cost a pretty penny. how much do people pay for haircuts? >> 70 bucks. >> 100 bucks. >> between $150 and $200. >> reporter: the average price is $45. but in many salons, the prices are far higher. take arrojo in new york, where a trim can set you back $500. or frederic fekkai, where it can cost $750. some like former presidential candidate, john edwards, who spent $400 on a seemingly simple trim, can afford pricey cuts. but many can't. that's why amanda gabriel says a hot new trend is emerging. >> with the economy lagging and the prices of haircuts going up, people are cutting their own hair, instead of going to the salon. >> reporter: that's right, to trim their budgets, some people are picking up the scissors and
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cutting their own hair, unassisted. dozens of how-to videos demonstrating how to cut your own locks have sprung up on youtube. scoring hundreds of thousands of views. but the folks we talked to weren't so sure they would be willing to take hair cutting matters into their own hands. >> i don't think i would ever cut my hair on my own. maybe, like, bangs? >> me? no. too clumsy. i wouldn't get it right. it's not going to look good. okay. you thought the guys that dove with the sharks were brave. this morning, we have a professional here. who is going to help us. dave is here from alibi, the aptly-named salon down in sojo. you're going to help us. >> i'm going to guide the ladies through difficult process. >> i don't know if you're crazy or brave. maybe a little both. let me introduce them to you. first, we have macal, the full-time mother of a 4-year-old and 1-year-old boys. why here in why did you come? >> it's time management for me. and mother of two, small children, strapped for time trying to get to the salon. this is a quick fix.
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in between the salon visits. >> she looks pretty good already. how short are you going to go? >> just a trim. clean up the dead ends. nothing too crazy, no. >> and in the middle, danni mccue, who is the mother of twin baby girls. why are you here? >> a time saver. >> i like this. are you going to trim, too? >> everything a trim. you don't want to try to -- just follow what your hairdresser has done. they have a great shape. >> and michelle on the end. michelle? >> i'm here because i'm job hunting. and first impressions are important. and i'm also on a budget. >> what do you think? also a trim? >> also a trim. >> no layering. that's crazy. >> it takes years to get that. it's a subtle art form. people train for years. you are going to get completely overwhelmed and will end up back in the salon immediately. >> you have tips for those of you who want to do it at home. and you three brave women here on national television. what are the tips? >> first of all, getting the right tools. a good pair of hair shears. don't use paper or fabric.
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you have to use real hair scissors. >> they're very sharp. >> that's the key. that's going to create the good, sharp look. and smaller, five-inch or six-inch blade. bigger scissors, bigger mistakes. smaller ski eer scissors, small mistakes. >> what else? >> hair clips. these are inexpensive. but they break the hair down into workable pieces. make it easy to deal with by breaking it down to a small, clipped section. make it easy to deal with. >> anything else they need to know? >> yeah. you should start with very smooth, blownout hair like this. or we're going to work with danni here, wetting the hair down. you get rid of all of the crimps, everything you slept in. pony tail. all of that. you get nice, smooth hair to work with. >> should amateurs be doing this? >> that's why i'm saying less is more. if you get too ambitious, you'll end up back spending more money.
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in the salon. if you want to clean up, sharpen the look. >> and maybe extend the time between hair cuts. >> exactly. you don't have time to get in. a wedding, a job interview. and do it when you're calm. don't do it when you're stressed out. >> ladies, are you calm? i mean, i would think doing it on live television would be a very calm way to do it. >> i'm here to help. >> all right. to add to the pressure, you have precisely 26 minutes. we're going to put a clock on it. we're going to follow you as you go through it. 26 minutes. and remember, there is a backup plan. up next, kathleen turner joins us live. and ladies, 26 minutes. [ cheers ]
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ttd# 1-800-345-2550 and talk to chuck about ttd# 1-800-345-2550 rolling over that old 401k. the jury in the barry bonds perjury trial will begin deliberations this morning. jurors heard four and a half hours of closing arguments yesterday. they must now consider three counts of perjury and one count of obstruction. he is accused of making false statements that he knowingly received steroids. >> a driver face d.u.i. charges after a car struck a chp officer in san jose earlier this morning. the officer was helping the driver of a stranded pickup truck where the car veered into him and broke his leg. there were problems related issues. let's check in with frances and check on the commute.
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>> hot spot is still the bay bridge because of an earlier injury accident. traffic is still backed up to the maze. if you are headed to the giants game. you may want to consider bart or mass transit. "h" train is 13 minutes late. >> and
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>> terry: bright and sunny and warm up a little bit today. winds will kick up and temperatures will be below the average today. and at&t park, mid and upper 50s
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with northwest winds 20-30 miles an hour. mid-60s tomorrow. upper 60s on sunday. ♪ and moms walk on sunshine the minute he shows up. emeril, every mother's day, for 12 years, he surprises one lucky mom. one year it was a dad. and last year, the grandmother in eerie, pennsylvania, ran away. if you know somebody share your story. and this is a terrific tradition, cynthia. >> it is. wouldn't you like breakfast in bed? >> not at 3:00 in the morning.
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the kids are asleep. they've been chopping away for a while now. they have 17 minutes left to go. they are working on their hair. i want to know how they do the back. that's tricky. we will check in with our three women doing their own hair cut. it could be a good or bad hair day. we'll find out in a minute. also, two extraordinary women to talk to this morning. kathleen turner on broadway. she is lighting up times square. we're going to talk to her live in a couple minutes. and our revealing conversation with vicki kennedy. what she says about her famous husband's legacy and how she is moving on. first, we go to sam. >> we have our "just one thing" this morning in times square. and our "just one thing" is being smart with your organic dollar. and wendy gordon of the national resources council joins us. we know with organic you get less pesticides. scientists say kids at 5 and
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under are getting about eight pesticides a day in their diet because of this. there's some foods that we need to buy organic with and spend the extra money because it's 40% to 50% more and some foods we don't need to. take us through with your knowledge where we should spend to buy organic? >> the reason we want to choose those things organic or not organic, is pesticides get inside some foods. you want to know where it is and where it's not. over here, we have seasonal fruits and vegetables that are nonorganic. but they have thick skin, like this avocado. >> if you're washing the pesticides in or you're peeling it off. >> sweet peas. seasonal. you want to buy u.s. asparagus grows really early. >> they don't get a chance to get pesticides on it. >> exactly. and the cabbage and grapefruit. >> thick skin or very early.
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these you never have to worry about because you're peeling the skin off these. avocados, onions, corn. >> all year long, low pesticides. you can buy these, conventionally grown, and they're going to save you money. >> we need to know. berries, berries, berries. everything berry, like a blueberry, i buy organic. is that okay? >> you should definitely buy those organic. also carrots and celery, which you feed your kids every day. >> you're eating on those. >> and here's a red pepper. red pepper, buy organic. they're high in pesticides if you buy the conventional variety. >> you can get this on our website, abcnews.com/gma. by the way, that "just one thing" was brought to you by starbucks. a quick look at our big board. we'll show you what's going on today across the country into the weekend. we think the line of severe storms on your weekend fly-by will kick up in the middle of
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the country and swing east by monday. and there's a brand-new system that works into wendy gordon, spending your smart organic dollars. thank you very much. cynthia? we have with us one of the leading ladies of screen and stage. legendary leading lady, kathleen turner. she's done thriller. she's done romance. she's done comedies. and she's on broadway in a new play. but first, take a little snapshot look at her amazing career. >> my temperature runs a couple
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of degrees higher, around 100. i don't mind. >> reporter: she sizzled in "body heat." she swept us away in "romancing the stone." >> where am i going? >> reporter: and she made revenge downright rollicking in "the war of the roses." now, after captivating audiences for more than 30 years with her sultry voice -- >> i'm not bad, i'm just drawn that way. >> reporter: and unexpected characters, like this appearance on "friends." >> hello, all. >> hi, dad. >> reporter: kathleen turner is about to surprise us again. the two-time tony nominee is returning to the broadway stage to play a tough-talking -- >> i hurt. a lot. >> reporter: no-nonsense nun. that is right. kathleen turner is playing sister jamison connelly in a new
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play called "high." she joins us here live. good morning. >> good morning. she's not your typical nun. she is -- i would describe her, shortly, as a foul-mouthed recovering alcoholic nun. >> if you want the nun next door, go next door. if you want a new nun, go to kathleen turner. you have defined sexiness, hot, with your voice, with your essence, with your brain for many generations. i think a whole generation of men and women, you were it. how does that feel? >> i was thinking. i got an e-mail the other day. congratulations. it's the 30th anniversary of "body heat." and part of me went, oh. there was a little heart drop there. on the other hand, i thought, how glorious that i've been working for 30 years. you know? >> it was hard to keep up with you. but i went out with a guy that was obsessed with "body heat." i was a mere shadow.
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let's take a look at some of the fun things you've done before we get serious about the play. some of the stunts, which you did yourself. >> i love them. i loved doing them. i did the mudslide five times. >> let's look at the mudslide, since you mentioned it. was that fun? >> yes. the cleanup was difficult after. you know? >> did you really do it five times? >> yes. and trying to get all of the mud out of my ears and nose. that was not fun. >> that was not chocolate. and what about the chandelier from "war of the roses" swinging across on that. >> that is a funny story. i wasn't supposed to do that. i had a wonderful stunt woman. and for some reason, she froze. i said, i'll give it a go, thinking i will loosen her up. i hit the spring board, sailed through the air and thought, i guess i'm doing it.
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>> there it is. let's watch. that's real? i mean, you're really doing that? >> yeah. >> what's underneath you, by the way? >> on that shot, it was a huge, inflatable thing. if you fell, you landed on this immense cushion kind of thing. air cushion. when the camera was underneath. when they put the camera on top, there was nothing underneath. you could see the floor. we weren't wild about those shots. >> wow. i take it you never did fall. >> obviously not. >> here you are. let's talk about the play. it is about addiction. you know something about that personally a bit. >> i went through a period when i abused alcohol. i have rheumatoid arthritis. and anyone who has had something like that knows there is an immense amount of pain involved in this sort of thing. and you know, i foolishly and
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shortsidedly was self-medicating to an extreme. figured that one out, thank goodness. but in the meantime, did a lot of research on the whole field because it's very frightening. but i feel as though i've been tremendously naive because this play is about a young man, played by evan jonigkeit, which is an extraordinary actor. first time in new york. who is a crystal methamphetamin methamphetamines addict. my other co-star, this drug and so many like them, have destroyed so many lives, that i find it -- i don't know. i'm wondering if it isn't some huge, dirty national secret that we haven't really addressed. >> well, go to the play and check it out. there is some, shall we say, nudity in the play. >> yes. >> not you this time. >> i'm too old for that stuff.
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no, no. yes, i am, darling. yes, i am. been there. done that. yes. no, this is my young co-star, evan jonigkeit. >> who is buck naked, very close to you. how is that? >> i must confess i think it must be harder on men than women. there must be a certain level of anxiety that we don't really have. if you know what i mean. >> thank you so much. the voice -- we have 30 seconds left. >> all right. i want to say something. i want to say that, like many, many, many women, like most, i would say women in america, i'm really heart sick right now. the republican party holding the government of united states of america hostage, for defunding planned parenthood, which essentially means that millions of women in this country will not receive basic health care. and it just makes me sick.
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>> there's so much more to talk about. will you come back and talk to us again. >> yes, i will. up next, vicki kennedy on life without ted. and the major family moment she's looking forward to. ♪
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they called ted kennedy the lion of the senate. and for 40 years, that's where the younger brother of jack and bobby kennedy carved out an extraordinary career that left a lasting mark on america. today, his widow, victorivictorl break ground on the kennedy institute for the senate. and she spoke with claire shipman about how she is living with loss. >> reporter: they go everywhere with vicki kennedy, cappie and sonny. cappie, a new addition to the family. he is also first dog bo's littermate. providing some comfort to her in her new life. >> so much joy. he brings me a lot of joy. >> reporter: on the eve of the ground breaking of the edward m.
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kennedy institute in boston, she's looking forward to another measure of joy. >> working on this institute is fantastic because it is something that was so important to him. but it was also important to me. it's something he and i did together. >> reporter: the institute's mission? teaching the nuts and bolts of the u.s. senate. >> we're going to have desks. and at the touch of a finger, you'll know everything about the senator who sat at that desk. >> reporter: he was obviously so critical as a politician and a leader in our country. he was also a leader of the kennedy family for so many decades. and the glue that held that family -- that huge family together. how is the family coping with that big, gaping hole? >> i think it's been hard for all of us. he had those big shoulders that all of us leaned on. it's been a huge adjustment, in all honesty, for all of us. those are shoes that nobody can
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fill. you know, we lost eunice and teddy within two weeks of each other. we just lost sarge shriver in the last couple months. so, there's a generation that is missing. we feel that loss very acutely. >> reporter: a poignant family reunion is approaching. ted kennedy's son, patrick, is getting married. >> everybody is very excited about that. >> reporter: have you met her? >> absolutely. she is the loveliest young woman. so, we're really, really excited about that. >> reporter: what are the moments, now, that are the hardest for you? still? >> you know, the usual ones that i think anybody who has gone through a loss of a loved one. the big occasions. and sometimes, even the quiet ones. i just think that i was the luckiest -- am the luckiest woman on the planet. >> reporter: why? >> because i met the love of my
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life. and he made me so happy. i feel like i was the lucky one. we were so happy. >> reporter: the two of you discussed a number of times, the possibility of you, at some point, running for his senate seat. >> i think discussed is too strong of a word. no. i want to do work that teddy did. i want to advance those causes. i don't want his job. >> reporter: and what would the senate lion made have today's shutdown threats? >> one of the things that my husband did so well, is he was able to work well with both sides of the aisle. and that he was able to understand -- he did understand that you always had to compromise. >> the hope rises again. and the dream lives on. >> he was so much about perseverance. keep moving forward. keep talking to people. sure, there will be storms along the way. but if you keep a true compass
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and if you persevere, you'll get there. i believe that. >> what a great story. thank you, claire. coming up here, the three women here in our studio, racing to finish those do-it. yourself hair cuts. navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today.
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>> it focuses the hair cut that was already there. >> are you happy? >> i'm very happy. >> would you do it without the safety net here? >> i would. >> and, danni, what do you think? your hair's harder because it has a little curl to it, right? >> exactly. and she has layers. so, its can throw you off. but she did really well. >> how do you feel about it? >> it was fun. i feel great. i feel cleaned up. >> would you do it at home? >> i would. but it helped having dave around. >> you can call me. >> and what do you think? >> it was a lot less scarier than i thought it was going to be. >> also, the ends look really clean. how did she do? are the ends even? >> they are very even. she did the best. i think she's ready for a job now. >> really? >> the back's hard to do, right?
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>> very hard. >> look how well she did. bravo. >> thank you. >> secrets of the trade. >> little secrets of the trade. would you do it at home? >> definitely. >> it was a success. our experiment worked. amazing. so, let us know what you think. would you do your own hair? go to abcnews.com to vote on who did the best job. and tell us what you think about all this.
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before we go this morning, we always say times square is our backyard. and it really is. they put a forest in our backyard. the good folks from avveno put all of these trees out in times square this morning. so, the gwendolyn blan day-care center, you got a chance to see the trees this morning. did you see them all? >> yeah. >> were they like huge trees? >> yeah. >> and you have on your cards -- you're on tv there. on your cards, they're going to let them plant some tree seeds there. are you going to plant the tree when you go home? >> yeah. >> and everybody here got a card where you can plant some trees. trees are not only beautiful. and all of these trees that are here, will go to the five boroughs of new york. but they also scrub the air. >> smell this one.
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it smells fantastic. >> smells like christmas, doesn't it? >> the more trees you can plant, it's 2,000 tons of pollutants can get scrubbed out by a good set of trees. we're working on getting those things done. you guys did a great job this morning. >> yeah. >> ready to have a good weekend? >> yeah. >> we'll see you guys. bye-bye. [ male announcer ] dandruff, meet micro-beads. any last wishes? new selsun blue deep cleansing micro-bead scrub goes to the source wiping out flakes before they flake. new selsun blue deep cleansing. go! go!
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