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prince charles breaks his silence. speaking out about kate's condition and how he feels about becoming a grandfather. what he really thought about the infamous hoax at her hospital. and his worries right now about harry on the afghan front lines. and our special christmas express. straight from times square to robin's house this morning, with the tree and all the trimmings. bringing "gma" family love, traditions, cheer, and gratitude. >> the biggest present is having you here in my home. >> and there's more. the song on robin's playlist that got everyone going. ♪ gangnam style ♪ hey sexy lady good morning, everyone. as you can see, our christmas came early because we all had the chance to bring a little christmas to robin.
i gave a little christmas gift to robin. i actually danced yesterday. >> we may have ended "gangnam style." as you can see, brought some decorations. they brought decorations. and i brought the tree. somehow that worked out. the manual labor. >> it works like that. and customized stockings, made with love by george's little girls. >> so great. >> and i love this. we all posed for a picture around robin's christmas tree. a day i know none of us will ever forget. robin, we miss you and we love you. >> it was a special morning. cannot wait to share it with you. we have a lot of news, as well. there's the chemical weapons threat in syria. and the fiscal cliff countdown. 25 days now. >> absolutely. let's get right to the breaking news out of japan overnight. the powerful earthquake, shaking up the country. sam has been tracking it all. and joins us now with the very latest. sam? >> just imagine how frightening that night and morning was. we're talking about friday by the time we get to japan. a 7.3 earthquake kicks off the northern east coast of japan.
if this coastline looks very familiar to you, it's because just last year there was a 9.0 quake there. that's the one that triggered not only the earthquake -- but the tsunami and then the nuclear disaster in fukushima. to compare the two, this one is much, much weaker. this sent a wall of water towards the coastline. but this one did trigger a tsunami warning. at points, there was a six-foot tsunami expected. actually, a three-foot wave, wall of water did work along the coastline. the tsunami warnings are canceled right now. let me show you all of the video coming out. this is from sendai. you realize, you see the buildings shaking, this is more than 200 miles away from the center of this quake. as frightening as that must have been, they didn't know how strong the quake was at the time it was happening. and the buildings are shaking like this. there's also scenes of folks trying to cram into train stations because warning sirens were going off all along the coastline of japan, telling people to get away from the shore. they knew this was going to be a powerful quake. and they knew there was a chance of a tsunami. we asked akiko fujita to set up
the scene for us. she's in tokyo right now. good morning, akiko. >> reporter: this morning's quake was reminiscent of the large quake last year in so many ways. it hit just after 5:00 in the afternoon. we felt the shaking in our tokyo bureau. but it got stronger and stronger and stronger. it lasted several minutes. then, the warnings for that tsunami. we heard one of the network anchors at one point call out to the residents, saying, please, do not forget about what happened last year. please, evacuate immediately. just to give you an idea of the intensity of the shaking we experienced today, it was a five on a scale of 1 to 7 in japan. the quake last year was a 6. sam? >> unbelievable. thank you, akiko. we do have new information. at least ten people were injured in this situation. that number will probably go up throughout the morning. the more interesting thing, the six-minute early warning, they have all these size moe graphs awe long the coast.
they were able to announce to people that there was going to be a pretty bad event. it gave them the six minutes of warning. >> all right, sam. surely, the six minutes made a huge difference. time to check in with josh for the other stories developing overnight. hello, josh. >> good morning to all of you. we're going to begin with an intensifying and increasingly complex problem for the u.s. what to do about syria's civil war. battles raging overnight in the suburbs of the capital of damascus, raising concerns that the syrian regime may resort to desperate measures. abc's martha raddatz is here with much more this morning. good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. what is most striking this morning is the continuing clear concern of u.s. officials about syria's chemical weapons. the defense secretary, leon panetta, saying there is no question that the syrian regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. that concern, coming from intelligence reports that syrian military has put precursors for the deadly nerve agent sarin in bombs. although those bombs have not been loaded on to warplanes.
hillary clinton is also urgently working the diplomatic front to try to bring this nearly two-year conflict to an end. but there's more focus on what the u.s. would do if the syrian regime did use chemical weapons on opposition forces. there's no good military option. you don't want to bomb chemical sites. and a ground operation could take 75,000 troops. josh? >> scenarios no one wants to see come to pass. martha, thanks for that. we're following a developing story in northern ireland. a possible bomb plot targeting secretary of state hillary clinton who is visiting today. police there are questioning four suspected i.r.a. members after they were found carrying explosives in their car. the government releasing the month li jobs report. bettering that expected. the unemployment rate dropping
to a four-year low. though some people did stop looking for work. hurricane sandy did disrupt hiring. but not as badly as expected. and a major blow to union rights in michigan. republican lawmakers there have pushed through right-to-work bills. hundreds of activists stormed the capitol, protesting the legislation, which would ban unions from requiring employees to pay fees. and a frightening scene for holiday shoppers this morning. an escalator at a macy's in suburban seattle malfunctioned. breaking apart and leaving four people slightly injured, including two toddlers. officials there say a mechanical failure is to blame. and finally, perhaps, if nothing else, evidence that someone up there must be watching. look at what happens when a tennessee jewelry store clerk tries to make a sale. out of nowhere, that's an suv, through the front glass. nearly taking out both clerk and customer. both were shaken up. but remarkably, best news of all, no one was hurt.
>> no one was hurt. we love that line. >> incredible. >> we do. >> just amazing. >> thanks, josh. we have the latest on the fiscal cliff, just 25 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. there were some baby steps yesterday. both sides got together for the first staff-level talks in a week. and jon karl is covering the countdown from capitol hill. jon, they're trying to keep a close hold on these talks. but you learned that the meeting did not go all that well. >> reporter: that's right, george. first, it was a significant step forward that they actually met. i mean, astounding. this was a week without talks. but yesterday, you did have top aides to the president, top aides to the speaker of the house, come together. but i am told by people familiar with the meeting, that it ended with the two sides just as far apart as they were before the meeting. the white house said there will be absolutely no deal until republicans agree to raise rates and give an indefinite right to borrow money. lifting the debt ceiling. republicans said no way on both counts, unless they get bigger concessions than what the white house has offered on spending. so it seems still a stalemate.
>> one of the interesting things going on here. we saw the pictures of the president and speaker boehner. this is about those two men right now. if they can come to a deal, it's going to get through. >> reporter: absolutely. and right now, both seem to have strong support from within their parties. but the others aren't even in the room. you don't see mitch mcconnell or nancy pelosi. you see john boehner, the speaker of the house, the republican leader, and the president. >> we're going to have all the latest of all the week's politics, sunday on "this week." james carville, and mary matalin and paul krugman join george will on our powerhouse roundtable. elizabeth? now, to the latest scare for john mcafee, who is wanted for questioning in a murder in belize. he collapsed at the detention center where he was being held. he was rushed to the hospital. at first, they thought he might have suffered a heart attack. he's back in detention. and matt gutman is in guatemala city with the latest twist in this bizarre case. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth.
i spoke to john mcafee last night. he said his attorneys are working on five separate actions that could delay his deportation to belize, at least by a couple of days and free him from this detention center. and it follows what was arguably the most bizarre day in his month-long run from the law. [ sirens blaring ] instead of being deported to belize in handcuffs on thursday, a seemingly unconscious john mcafee is wheeled into a hospital on a gurney. mcafee's month-long game of cat and mouse with authorities in two countries, ended with a sudden emergency. the software anti-virus pioneer, apparently suffering from a heart problem thursday morning, became unresponsive in this immigration detention center. mcafee telling abc news -- >> i simply passed out. and i think that's the combination of stress and everything else. i hit my head. >> reporter: a dramatic scene, with this ambulance powering through a thicket of cameramen. mcafee, in the back of the ambulance, lying prone on a
headboard, eyes closed. then, the chase. tv crews careening through guatemala's narrow streets. the press, pursuing mcafee on this gurney, right into the emergency room. as medics transferred him to a bed and began undressing him, suddenly, the man who appeared nearly dead, spoke. >> please, not in front of the press. please. >> reporter: asking the nurses not to undress him in front of the media. >> everything turned white. and then, everything turned black. >> reporter: so you basically passed out? a far cry from a jittery and raw mcafee, we met on wednesday, describing his disguises, in his month on the run from police in belize, and his escape to guatemala. >> i had a cane. i was walking like this. and i had my jaws stuffed with toilet paper. >> reporter: and unabashed about his use of deception. >> i am going to be deceptive. and i will continue to be deceptive forever, if necessary.
if it is required to protect my friends. >> reporter: and perhaps, himself. now, the u.s. embassy said it won't step in to help. in the meantime, mcafee will have to wait in this lockup, full of south american migrants, until the high court here can decide his fate. elizabeth? >> all those twists and turns. matt, thank you so much. >> can't imagine what will happen next there. we're going to turn, now, to a dramatic survival story. a woman stranded in the california mountains, after a sudden snowstorm, for almost a week. professional rescuers couldn't find her. but her brother refused to give up and found her just in time. abc's david wright has the details. >> reporter: she was missing for nearly a week. this morning, 46-year-old paula lane is lucky to be alive. >> we're very happy that she made it. it's been a rough haul, waiting all those days, trying to know if she made it or not. >> reporter: lane was driving home with her boyfriend, roderick clifton, when their jeep got stuck in the snow in the sierra nevada mountains, on a road so remote, there's no cell phone service. clifton went searching for help.
leaving lane to fend for herself. >> they had gotten some tomatoes. so she sustained herself on tomatoes. >> reporter: tomatoes and snow, her only sustenance for a week. police launched massive manhunt across two states. at times, the weather was so bad, they were unable to send in planes and helicopters. paula lane's older sister had all but given up hope and even prepared paula's 11-year-old twin sons for the worst. >> we sat them down to tell them that their mother may not come back. >> reporter: but she says their brother kept looking, on the route that paula would have taken home. >> i took the call. and to hear him say, i found her, i found her. >> she was apparently hiding out in a hollowed tree, when she realized after she left the truck that she couldn't make it. she had a blanket, with the tomatoes. >> reporter: doctors say lane has a mild case of frostbite but is doing surprisingly well. >> she is recovering nicely. 25% medical and 75% is going to be emotional.
>> i gave her the biggest kiss i could without hurting her. >> reporter: the ordeal made worse by the fact that her boyfriend didn't make it. shortly after she was found alive, authorities found clifton's body. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> what an emotional story for that family. we're here live on the west coast to breaking news from london. a member of the staff at kate middleton's hospital two was one of the voices we heard on the prank phone call from two australian deejays was found dead this morning. british police confirming the woman found was the voice on the prank phone call. abc's lama hasan has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. breaking news coming to us. one of the nurses at the hospital where kate was being treated has been found dead. this is coming from scotland
yard. they released a statement saying she had died in a suspected suicide two days after, of course, being duped by the two australian deejays impersonating the queen and prince charles. it was, as you said, one of the voices, whether it was the receptionist or the nurse, it was one of them. her body was found unconscious, close to the hospital. the emergency services were called. two ambulances were dispatched to the scene. but, of course, they couldn't revive her. >> at this point, you said suspected suicide. is that pretty much confirmed or is there a chance this could be foul play? >> reporter: i think scotland yard has launched an investigation. they're treating it as unsuspicious. we can confirm is that this nurse was found dead very close to where she worked at king edward vii hospital where kate was being treated. >> the two australian deejays
fooling whoever answered the phone, a receptionist and a nurse, into reveals details about kate's condition. how is this greeted in london? a lot of people over here were surprised that the pranksters were able to make a go of this. >> reporter: think so too. we were talking to a journalist here that said that the call that was being put through, the receptionist was probably surprised and believed it and that's why she, herself, put the call through to the nurse treating kate. >> all right. lama hasan, thank you. the hospital involved will make a statement in about 20 minutes. we'll get more from that as it develops. it is made public. we're going switch gears now to a story about a boy his love for legos and pure elation. take a look.
>> yes! yes! >> reporter: this is the sound of a young boy. finally getting the lego set he coveted for years. the emerald knight train. you see, for james, legos aren't just toys. they're the building blocks of his dreams. >> when i got my first lego set, i realized that if i combined them all together, i can actually build anything. >> james' obsession comes from the fact that he has asperger's syndrome. >> reporter: james uses the tiny blocks in group therapy. you can imagine what happened when he saw this two years ago, the emerald knight train. >> he came running to me. saying mom, there's a lego train. i have to have it. we started talking. we decided that we would have him save up for it. >> reporter: so, james worked and saved, for two, long years. earning the $100 he'd need. >> saved up all of my allowance, birthday, and holiday money. >> reporter: but then,
heartbreak. >> they stopped making them. and they were gone from the market. >> reporter: and used ones, well, they cost three-times as much. so, james wrote a letter. >> a couple of years ago, i saw the emerald night train set and fell in love with it. >> reporter: i got another lego set, thinking i could forget about the emerald knight, he wrote to lego. but every time i see it anywhere online, i get very sad and disappointed. then, one day, just before james' birthday, a box arrived. >> yes! the emerald night! i finally have it! whoo! >> reporter: lego had found him that train. >> i just wanted to pinch myself cause i must have been dreaming. >> oh. >> and who among us does not know that joy? james, i hope you enjoy that lego set. >> that's so great. >> i found out during the piece that these guys would have loved it just as much. >> lara and i are both lego
addicts. >> that's right. >> for hours. >> sarina's favorite toy right now. she's 4. she loves them. >> it's good for your brain, by the way. mathematically, organization nally. you know who loves himself a good lego set? samuel j. champion. >> that's very true. what a great story, josh. thank you for that this morning. we have some warnings this morning coming from, by the way, the "gma" storm site radar. and from twitter as well. in central pennsylvania, there's icy roads right now. as you step outside the door. make sure the areas shaded in pink and getting a light snow mix. we'll show you why that is happening. we've already had that pocket of cold air settle up here. now, we get mild temperatures shoving into the east. that glazing goes on until we get daylight coming up here. but for central pennsylvania, that's real trouble right now. and take a look at the snow. by the time we get through the weekend, these areas will come in with some snow. we'll talk about that through the morning, so you know why near the dallas area, there's a line of possible snow through the weekend. that may be a tease.
>> we'll, of course, have all of america's weather coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you, sam. >> thanks, sam. and coming up, an astonishing caught on tape. when road rage turns physical. the 911 call from the high-speed duel on the highway now revealed. also, robin's house. we visited, trimmed trees. come on back for it. one day george got an important letter. he's built a rocket ship to travel into space." google, how far is earth to the moon? the moon is 238,900 miles... "the great moment had come." 3, 2, 1... [ giggling ] hello? [ sea ] hi! this is the sea calling.
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good morning i'm eric thomas. same-sex couples could get an answer about whether they can get married in california when to discuss challenges to prop 8, california's ban and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the measure. if the high court decides not hear theqq ruling will stand and gay and lesbian couples could begin tying the knot next week. it is jammed behind the bay bridge toll, pretty morning, a lot of time to lack at it as you sit and wait to pay your tolls, backed towards the macarthur maze. north 890 hesperian medics should be there a few minutes. according to your waze app highway 37 jammed from vallejo towards 121 due to an accident. >> when we come back
'twas the night before christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. >> with a little old driver, with a lively quip, i knew in a moment, it must be st. nick. >> christmas traditions here at "gma." there we were with robin yesterday. what a special morning. reading " 'twas the night before christmas." trimming the tree.
and it was a warm morning, seeing robin. she looked so fantastic in that santa hat yesterday. >> so good. look at her. >> and a little "gangnam" style. >> right there, we have video evidence of the end of "gangnam style" right there. mark it down. mark it on your calendars, people. >> jumped the shark. >> george meeting any number of presidents. not only did he -- >> "gangnam style." >> george also brought her these incredible stockings made by his daughters. it was fantastic. there they are. >> we're going to have much more. we're going to show your entire visit with robin, coming up later on "good morning america." everyone looking forward to it. she looks so vibrant and happy and healthy. also this half hour, we're going to have a special report on -- are we going out of focus? >> yeah. we have crew issues this morning. >> i'm not talking now, guys.
>> no, no. >> wait. >> george -- >> oh. >> very wrong. >> oh, look. >> lens on. >> can we give him a lesson with the focus button? >> am i on? >> you're on, jesse. >> good. and go. >> not only the cameraman, but the stage director. >> take five. >> a special co-host, going to be here this morning. can't wait for him. >> he jumped five or six news unions. >> there's a grievance over there. >> we're happy to have him here. and monday, we're so excited to launch "gma" live. more "gma" all day. it's our live, digital show. it starts at 9:15 eastern in all time zones, on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! looking forward to that. >> that's going to be terrific. we're going to switch gears because we're going to begin with the latest fireworks at the florida lottery murder trial.
in court yesterday, the woman accused of murdering a man after taking millions of his lottery winnings, acted out again. crying, shouting at a witness, and fighting with her own lawyers. and linsey davis is here with all of the details. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. five out of nine days of this trial dee dee moore has broken down in court. where her emotions ran so high, she had to be reprimanded by the judge. and thursday, of course, no different. dee dee moore's latest emotional outburst was so severe, the judge temporarily stopped the trial so she could pull herself together. >> ms. moore, i'm going to tell you once again, you need to compose yourself. >> reporter: the breakdown came after the girlfriend of abraham shakespeare, the man moore is accused of murdering, took the stand. >> he ran out of the bank. and he wasn't coming back. she wanted me to be so mad with him. >> reporter: victoria butler described moore as divisive and manipulative. and went on to say that
shakespeare, who won $30 million in the florida lottery in 2006, had given away most of his winnings for people who simply asked for it. prosecutors say moore stole what he had left and then killed him. >> you want another moment to talk to your lawyer? >> yes. >> then, take that moment. >> reporter: moore's reaction to butler's testimony was so severe, at one point, she yelled out, i'm tired of these people lying. this is my life. she went on to insist that her lawyers, against their better judgment, showed portions of a home video she shot of shakespeare's ex-girlfriend, that moore felt prove the ex was lying on the stand. >> she showed up in a camera. and asked me to participate and i want to make this up and put it online. >> reporter: jurors watched this video, which the prosecution says links moore to shakespeare's murder. it's walmart surveillance video of moore making a $400 cash purchase, of gloves, duct tape, plastic sheeting and other items detectives found not far from
where shakespeare's body was buried. items an informant testified earlier, he told moore he'd need to get rid of shakespeare's body. dee dee moore maintains she is innocent. the trial was supposed to end today. but the judge told the jury they probably won't get the case until some time next week. they're not going to the death penalty in this case. if the prosecution prevails, moore could get life in prison. >> she sure has drawn the ire of the judge there. >> sure has. now, to the unbelievable caught on tape case of road rage. there were tense moments on the highway at high speed, as one car rammed another. it was all revealed in 911 calls just released. and abc's ron claiborne has more on the story. >> reporter: these are the final moments, seen on police dash cam video, of road rage turned physical. >> he's got a gun. he's got a gun. >> reporter: this, after the drivers of these cars had a high-speed duel on a wisconsin highway. >> we have a car that's being disgruntled on the road.
it just hit us. a red acura. >> reporter: the 911 caller you're hearing is nicholas flanagan, riding with his friend, jessica ratliff, and four children in a minivan. he said his car was intentionally hit by another motorist. >> we have a van full of kids. he's coming up on the side of us again. >> reporter: but at the same moment, 911 dispatchers are getting another call. the driver of that acura, scott van patter, claiming he's the one that's just been hit. >> i just got sideswiped by a van. >> reporter: dispatch tells both drivers to stop at a nearby shopping center parking lot and wait for police to arrive. >> all right. >> okay. i do have a conceal and carry. >> reporter: that's van patter telling the operator he has a licensed concealed firearm. but when the two cars stop, the confrontation erupts. >> he's got a gun. he's got a gun. >> what the [ bleep ]. >> you hit us. >> you hit me. >> the guy had his keys in his
hand. and he had a key out, stabbing me with it. i have numerous marks on my right arm from defending myself. and the girl, she just kept trying to punch me. >> reporter: van patter said he finally managed to get his gun out. >> i felt like my life was in danger. and i didn't have a choice. >> reporter: flanagan told police that van patter pulled his weapon first. but police say witnesses backed van patter. >> witnesses informed us that the man and the woman began to assault the man in the car. >> reporter: flanagan and ratliff were arrested on disorderly duct. an apparent case of rage on the road, that turned into real punches. for "good morning america," ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> what a story. now, let's turn to sam with some cold air and snow coming up for parts of the region? >> yeah. at some point, elizabeth, we're going to be talking snow by the time the weekend is done. so, let's set it up. we have beautiful, mild temperatures heading into the
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the videos have gone viral around the world. and are raising big questions about whether reality tv has finally gone too far. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: that woman is an innocent bystander. those guys with the coffin, they're actors. the elevator doors close, watch this. this brazilian tv show snags victim after victim. [ screaming ] >> reporter: this has gone global. people like to watch this stuff. but has reality tv just crossed the line? >> it's gone way, way, way beyond anything we could have ever imagined in "candid camera" days. >> reporter: just last week, magician wayne houcher was burned in a prank gone wrong on live tv. he is still in the hospital with first-degree burns.
now, there's even an arrest warrant out for the show's host. more and more producers are playing with fire. >> there are consequences to really outrageous reality television. we just don't know what all those consequences are because we're in untested waters. >> reporter: this contestant on a german game show nearly killed himself, somersaulting over a moving car on live tv, with 10 million people watching. >> if this is where we are today, what would have to happen in the next five years to top it? >> reporter: one more taste of that brazilian show. this time, lights out and -- [ screams ] >> reporter: i'm laughing. but i'm not so sure i should be. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i would be trying to pry open those doors. >> that's unreal. >> too much. >> too much? yeah. >> overboard. coming up, everybody, big
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for you. let me put my best announcer voice on. and tell you, that, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage now, my very modern friend, mr. -- what's his first name again? ♪ >> isn't this awesome? >> there's your story, "good morning america." [ cheers and applause ] and a big crowd out there in times square this morning. everyone here. a whole bunch of signs on this friday morning, for our very special guest, co-host jesse tyler ferguson. welcome to "good morning america." >> hi, jesse. >> was that worth it? >> yes. >> what a setup for that. >> the discussion that went into this frame moment was just -- we came at 4:00 in the morning to practice that. and it's done. it's over. >> what a payoff. >> it was a great success. could feel the energy in the room. >> you executed that perfectly. >> it was a very good job. >> how does it feel at the desk here? >> it's very nice. it's crowded. are you okay? are you okay, jorge? >> jorge. [ speaking spanish ]
>> no espanol. >> there you go. you look very dapper. i like the bowtie. >> thank you. >> you have a bowtie line, right? >> tietheknot.org. yeah. >> and it's all about legalizing gay marriage. >> 100% of the proceeds go toward marriage equality. very exciting. >> it means we're having a bowtie smackdown today. >> what does a bow tie smackdown entail? >> i wish it meant who could clip a bowtie on the best. but apparently, we're actually tying them. >> tying them, yeah. >> that's a movie i have seen and it does not end well. >> the fact that you're a clip-on fan, tells so much about you, josh. on the plus side, we got to see robin yesterday. >> that was fantastic. >> so, that's a win. we have a win. take a look. we rolled -- actually, it was the most polite drive through manhattan ever.
it turns out, george stephanopoulos is a kind driver. >> a nice guy behind the wheel. i have to say -- >> there were six cameras on me. >> the situations that we -- >> look. there it is. look, everybody. that's where -- >> you're really going to kill this song now. >> jesse, i want you to see. mark your calendars. this is when "gangnam style" -- this is where -- >> i could hear ali -- >> young and sophisticated in that shot. >> you are a gentleman, sir. >> sam, i can hear ali yelling at the screen when you said i was a good driver. >> you were amazing. with the hand signals and the -- >> it was great. let me tell you the most -- the best part of the morning was. when the door opened and there's robin in a little red santa hat. and this really great -- chic,
chic red top. she looked amazing. we were glad to see her. >> and the punch. >> and the punch. her mom's famous christmas punch recipe. and i am wearing green in honor of robin today because i'm feeling very much in the christmas spirit. it was fantastic to see her. >> we're going to have all of that in just a moment. also ahead, catherine zeta-jones is here live to tell us about her big role in a new movie today. two new movies today. she'll be here to talk about them. and a whole lot coming up. got to get news first. josh? and we begin with breaking news out of london for our viewers on the west coast. a sad turn in the prank call to kate middleton's hospital room. the receptionist that put the call through to the duchess' room has died of a suspected suicide. the hospital says they were supporting her at this difficult time. another nurse heard in the call revealed kate's condition live on the air. and breaking news on the economy this morning. 146,000 jobs were added while
the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%. superstorm sandy was a small factor. also weighing on job creation, the looming fiscal cliff at year's end. aides to president obama and house speaker john boehner, sitting down on thursday. but no progress was made. the sticking points, tax rates for wealthy americans, a possible lifting of the nation's debt ceiling and cutting spending on entitlements. and in yet another bizarre twist in the bizarre saga of software tycoon john mcafee. mcafee was rushed to the hospital thursday from a detention center in guatemala city, after complaining of chest pains. he's now back in his cell and could be send back to belize, where police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> so, josh, it's friday. it's great to talk to you. and how about a holiday tradition for years?
everybody wondering, what happened to the determined little boy they loved? well, he's all grown up. and he has a perfect gift for you. tonight, behind the scenes of a christmas classic. and he is our "person of the week" tonight. >> cannot wait to see that. and finally, well, we would be remiss if we did not recognize this. a toast this morning to someone very near and very dear to us here at "good morning america." our very own dr. timothy johnson, one of the nicest men on planet earth. retiring from our boston affiliate, after 40 years on the job, including many spent here at "good morning america." dr. tim said he never felt like a tv personality, just like a doctor talking to his patients. and for all the talking he did for four decades, dr. tim, we salute you. >> such a great member. will continue to be a member of our abc news family. he says not only is our doctor, counselor, pastor, friend, to so many through the years. >> i was going to say, particularly, during the bob
woodruff incident, he was an amazing comfort to all of us at "world news" and bob's family. >> and it's a comfort to all of us to know that he's still here. thank you, dr. tim. and time, now, for "pop news." >> thank you, george. we begin this morning with some politics. and i dare say we should have you, george, give us an assist. this is a story you brought to us. >> this is david axelrod. he was president obama's strategist during the campaign. promised to shave off his mustache if the president lost pennsylvania. that did not happen. he's done it for a better cause this morning. there he is on msnbc's "morning joe" this morning. >> wow. >> he agreed to save the mustache for this. the committee for epilepsy cure. they raised $1 million. he said he would shave the mustache if they got the $1 million. and they did. you see it now. the first time his wife will ever see him without a mustache. >> unbelievable. >> first time he's had a naked face. >> do we see -- >> since he was 17 years old. >> just do half of it. >> i do like that with a great straight razor. that's very cool.
>> great story. great cause. thank you so much, george. we continue in "pop news." let's get back to what we know is also very important. "fifty shades of grey," people. a quick update for you. today, we call it 50 shades of green. that's what employees at random house are seeing this morning after the chief executive promised each and every one of them, from top editors down to mail room clerks, a $5,000 bonus. >> very nice. >> thanks to the success of the series and a host of other best-sellers for the company. the whole company. everybody there for a year or more. >> -- from reading it. >> i interviewed e.l. james. >> should be getting your check. >> i'm getting hot and bothered. >> it began with elizabeth. lara kept it alive all summer long.
>> yeah. >> and "gma" should be getting a check. you're right. it started right here. >> i did the first piece on it. and you guys started a dramatic reading in the middle of my segment. excuse me? can i finish? >> chapter 14. >> congratulation to everyone at random house. enjoy it. so well deserved. merry christmas to you all. finally, it's friday. bring on the puppies. this video from youtube, nine adorable golden retriever pups. we like to give you a smile on fridays. this is put up in hopes of finding new homes for them. needless to say -- >> they don't have a home? >> -- it worked. every, single one of them has now been adopted. we had to give you that. >> romping through the snow. >> a little eye candy for everybody on a friday morning never hurts. >> okay. that's a little golden? >> honestly, it's like -- is there a fan blowing their hair? all right. and finally, guys, we need to do the pop quiz this morning. you ready, josh? >> yes. i brought my own instrument. >> all right. thank you.
♪ >> i wrote that. >> is that the new "gma" theme? >> congratulations. it's the new theme song. >> all right. here's the pop quiz. jess, get ready. what's the hot, new color for 2013? pantone just revealed it. and we've got your answer. just ahead. and hit it, jess. >> fuchsia? ♪ >> teal? >> there you go. >> what was the one color you learned? what was it? you learned a color. when you guys were out at the -- >> puce. >> puce? >> magenta? >> chartreuse. >> chartreuse. >> i love that color. >> it's gotta be chartreuse. >> i think it's eggplant. >> i'm going with what lara's wearing. >> all these guesses. >> maybe what george is wearing. well, as the winner of the christmas -- i don't like to rub it in. but as the winner of the christmas sweater contest -- >> recount. >> -- my fashion cred is certainly probably the highest. i guess would probably be right.
>> champion. >> one or two things happening this morning we want to share with you. we'll start with a live shot out of philadelphia. central pennsylvania had that icy moment going on. we're trying to replace the cold air that's been there with the warmer temperatures for the weekend. but the mixing with that has been creating ice. it's mild on the eastern seaboard and the mid-atlantic. but it may be a little showery from time to time. you're getting temperatures in the 50s. that's going to be fairly comfortable for you this weekend. here's a gorgeous spot in the southwest. the weather of the week had been so bad. now, it's nice and dry. 73 in l.a. 68 in san diego. got to get through the fog. but you've got some beautiful skies once you get inl
>> yeah, i just want to point out, mild and showering is the ultimate hedging of a bet for a weatherman. it's going to be maybe warm, maybe cold. maybe wet, maybe not. >> no. mild and warm. mild means warm. i think it's a personal attack. sore loser for the sweater. >> give him credit with the sweater. >> i'm telling you. that's exactly what it is. >> deep on the inside, i won. >> lara? >> thank you very much, everybody. let's get to our "gma morning menu." coming up, our very merry, merry visit with our robin, bringing christmas to her. and she giving us so much love in return. we can't wait to share that with you. plus, great holiday "deals & steals" just for you, our "gma" viewers. and the beautiful and talented catherine zeta-jones. here, live. have we mentioned?
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back, now, with the answer to our pop quiz. according to pantone, the color of the year for 2013 is -- emerald green. >> no. >> you can see there, kate middleton, angelina jolie, they are totally ahead of the curve. i have no idea who else is ahead of the curve. i did wear this for christmas and because we have a very special story to get to. thank you, george. we do have a special story to get to now. our special time with robin yesterday. so much fun to see her doing so great, to have everyone together again. and to help her decorate her tree. for all of us, it was an early christmas gift. take a look. ♪ >> robin, here we come.
>> packed up. >> we got the tree. >> by we, you mean me. >> after yesterday's show, we hit the road. could not wait to get uptown to robin. ♪ sleigh bells ring are you listening ♪ ♪ in the lane snow is glist'nin ♪ ♪ a beautiful sight we're happy tonight ♪ ♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ gone away >> this is so good. >> come on in, girl. >> the team, together again. >> yes. >> i know. ♪ >> let the fun begin. >> wow. it's so good to see you guys.
oh, this is my song. this is my favorite holiday song. >> donnie hathaway, "this christmas." ♪ this christmas as we trim the tree ♪ >> it's really coming together. did you all have real trees? or artificial trees? >> always real. >> real. >> i somebody in the audience. they made an ornament. >> it's right here. >> wow. >> that's great. >> my daughters had a gift for robin, too. our family tradition. >> elliott, harper, thank you. >> this would go here. >> someone hand me a tube of -- >> oh, wow. >> look at that. >> we all have our favorite
carol. but what would a true "gma" christmas be without a little -- ♪ gangnam style >> you are -- >> did you make a mistake? ♪ ♪ hey, sexy lady >> do the little rope. ♪ >> wow. >> all right. >> if you were an electrical plug -- oh, here. >> oh. >> look at that. ♪ sleigh bells ring are you list'nin ♪ >> come on. ♪ in the lane snow is glist'nin ♪ ♪ a beautiful sight we're happy tonight ♪ ♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪
♪ da, da, da >> with a glass of robin's mom's favorite christmas punch, we settle on the sofa for some gift-giving. a toast to the holidays and bright days ahead. >> the biggest present is having you here in my home. i watch you every morning. i miss you. i'm there with you. and i can't wait. come on, 2013. >> come on. >> come on. >> can we rearrange real quick? i want robin on my left. i missed robin on my left. >> i have to get over here. >> i love this. >> assuming our position. >> here you go. see? that feels right. >> feels right. this feels right. >> i like having you back in the seat. >> you know what? i'm glad you did this. it does feel right. >> let's go a mock broadcast. >> and no holiday celebration would be complete without a reading of this christmas classic.
'twas the night before christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring. not even a mouse. >> with a little old driver so lively and quick, i knew in a moment, it must be st. nick. >> yeah. >> happy christmas to all. >> and to all a good night. >> ho, ho, ho. >> we love you. >> you're blessed when your family are your friends and your friends are your family. that's when you know you're truly blessed. ♪ >> that was our christmas yesterday, right there. >> right there. >> that was terrific. >> that was amazing. >> we do want to point out, i wasn't actually carrying a real tree. boy, that would have broken my back. it had to be artificial because of robin's battle with her immune system. we couldn't have anything possibly going in with that tree. >> and also, a lot of people have seen the picture. what was that punch? some people speculated eggnog.
it's robin's mom's special recipe. it's lime sherbet and ginger ale. >> i got a picture of robin and i, the first thing we ever did together. >> i'm wearing -- she knows that i'm a tennis nut. and we keep promising each other to play. and this is her promise to me that we're going to get that game in. >> and thank you so much for the manchester united scarf. it had to go. but you replaced it with the arsenal sweatshirt. >> she got it right. >> go, guns. >> you can see behind-the-scenes photos of our visit, on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! elizabeth? >> thank you so much. now, we're going to have our "deals & steals." all great stocking suffers for $20 or less. and tory johnson is here with our special co-host, jesse tyler ferguson. >> this is the first one. >> you got the box.
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these are really fun. there's a huge selection, depending on if you're buying for a man or a woman. a really fun watch. a nice watch, too. isn't it cool? these are normally $75. but exclusively for us, slashed by 73%. 20 bucks for these. yes, give those away. butter london. the lips and tips. tips for your nails. lips and tips. butter lemon is one of the hottest brands right now. you'll see it in all of the fine department stores. >> eco-friendly, right? >> yes. normally $34 to $50. these are $17 to $19. last but not least. you want to help us lift the big ones? daniel stevens jewelry. all these pieces, from $46 to
$75. but $18 to $20, just for "gma" viewers. we'll be right back. good morning i'm kristen sze. same-sex couples could get an answer about whether they can get married in california after the u.s. supreme court meets this morning. the justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the high court decides not to take the case the ruling will
stand and gay and lesbian couples could begin tying the knot next week. >> right now improving at the bay bridge, you can see metering lights on but still much improved with minor back-up. looking at your waze app richmond san rafael bridge earlier accident at toll now cleared but very slow approaching the span. highway 37 about earlier accident is clear. >> seeing a lot of sunshine.
less than a quarter mile visibility livermore, novato fairfield a mile and quarter improved in santa rosa by noon we'll see sunshine 30s and 40s on our way to upper 50s to low 60s today ♪ [ cheers and applause ] great crowd here in times square this morning. a lot of people starting their weekend early. look at what's happening right down at walt disney world right now. we'll show you the jamming janitors. getting help from goofy. this weekend, all week long. and cameron mathison is down there.
he got a chance to take a ride on the new test track at epcot center. it's the longest and fastest ride ever. he's jamming right now. don't want to interrupt that. >> get down, cameron. and good morning. d.j. havana brown here. and great to have our special co-host, jesse tyler ferguson. >> i don't want to miss this. >> you have a special -- >> i brought something for robin, for her tree. this is an ornament that my grandmother made. i have five of them. fear not. i have them at home. but it's paper. and she painted those. >> delicately painted. >> and robin's a part of my family. i thought she might like it for my tree. >> i'm holding it here. we want to acknowledge one of the great crowds of the year, people. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jesse? >> yes. >> in addition to so timely giving that to robin's tree, you're here to tell us about something near and dear to your heart. >> right. my bowtie line.
all of the proceeds go toward my foundation, tie the knot. and the proceeds go to marriage equality. >> we're putting these guys to the test. >> we're going to do bow tying, yeah. >> i have upcoming nuptials. i might need a bowtie. >> likewise. yes. we'll design them for you. >> i'll tie both of your ties for your big day. >> or clip them on. >> that is correct. also, elizabeth is inside getting ready to chat with -- i mean, look at this. talk about star power. gorgeous, talented, catherine zeta-jones. the biggest names in hollywood are right here at "gma." she's getting ready, two great movies in the theater? that's unbelievable. can't wait to hear about that. >> let's go inside to elizabeth. >> on that note. let's go straight to catherine. i'm here with her. she's an academy and tony award winner. she has two movies opening today. one is called "lay the favorite." and she's here to tell us about
her new romantic comedy, "playing for keeps." including an all-star cast, with jessica biel, uma thurman, dennis quaid, and gerard butler. we had your castmates on. >> it's great to see you. >> you play a soccer mom. i am a soccer mom. none of the soccer moms look like you. >> you look like a soccer mom right now. sorry. >> it's a funny movie, about the soccer moms having the hots for the great, cute, soccer coach. >> yes. it's fun. a great ensemble cast. fantastic. what i loved about when i read the script and gabriele muccino, the director, who i love, is italian. he said, you're going to play a soccer mom. he's italian. his accent is really thick. i went, what? soccer mom? you've got to be kidding me.
>> are your kids in competitive sports at all? i know you have a son and a daughter. >> yeah. no. they're more into skiing and surfing. >> it gets to be really intense, those soccer games. >> and swordfighting. they're not into -- it was new for me to go into that world. >> that culture. >> that culture, which is really competitive. not just for the kids at hand, but the moms. >> right. we see the parents get into a fistfight. >> for what? for not kicking the ball right? >> you not only play a soccer mom. but you play a former sportscast sportscaster. and the coach, gerard butler -- and none of the coaches look like gerard butler. he wanted to be a sportscaster. you used to be a sportscaster. let's look at the place where he places where he has seen you before. >> have we met before? >> not that i remember.
and i would remember. >> you look very familiar to me. >> i get that all the time. >> help me out. how do i know you? >> okay. doctors tell me orlando jones suffered a torn acl and will not be returning. >> that's it. you're a sportscaster on tv. >> i was. i was. you see? you're not the only one that used to be someone, coach. >> was this a fun movie for you to do? >> it was fun. it was fun. and uma was great. and jessica. i mean, just the ensemble was fantastic. but i have to say that, i watch sports. >> you're a huge sports fan. >> really, more than movies because you never know the ending in sports. in movies, i can always figure it out. that's my job. >> and you have a run of movies coming out suddenly. two opening today. and several more coming up in the next few months. you just had "rock of ages" a few months ago. you've been really busy.
>> yeah. after my brother's cancer, and then, i had my issues, i had to, like, stop for a moment. and then, i've just been doing smaller roles in great, fun movies, with great directors. and that's fun for me. so, it's just like -- it sounds like a whole bunch. but it wasn't that much, really. >> you did have, you and michael, a really rough year. not only with his cancer. with his son and his problems. and you've been very honest and open about the bipolar disorder. >> yeah. >> how are you now? how are you feeling now? >> you know what? i'm sick of talking about it because i never wanted to be the poster child for this. >> right. >> and i never wanted this to come out publicly. it came out. and so, i dealt with it in the best way i could. and that was just saying that, look, hey. bipolar. >> and you're just like everyone
else. everyone has things gong on in their lives. >> everyone has things going on. and we deal with them the best we can. we can't jump from the rooftops shouting, you know, about, i have this. look at me. fix it. no. we all have issues in life. and i'm really happy i have great friends, great support. and that's all i can do. >> well, you have a lot of people around you who love you. i know that. we are old friends. our kids go trick or treating together. my son has a crush on your daughter. >> he does? >> yes. zachary's totally into kara. >> that's so -- >> i know. we may be planning a wedding some time down the line. >> there would have to be a prenup. >> you are too much. especially, all of the jewels. she has her eye on your jewelry, right? >> she does. yes. >> catherine, you look amazing. i know you've been jetting in
and out of london. i appreciate you coming in. >> are you kidding me? for you, any day of the week. >> you're the best. >> "playing for keeps" opens tonight. check it out. catherine's amazing in it. bye, sweetheart. let's go back to sam and the weather. hey, sam. >> good morning, elizabeth. catherine. i want to spend all the time we can, taking a look at the size and the gorgeous faces in times square. let me tell you, if there's one day of the week you can get out here to join us, make it friday because you can't start your weekend without getting the energy of this crowd in times square, everybody. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to show you as you set out for your weekend. well, maybe we'll start with the pictures you guys send us every morning from wherever you are. philadelphia, that's a sky shot right there. we thank you for sending them in. here's where the first significant snowfall of this cold air pocket will be. we're watching the areas shaded in purple to be more than six inches of snow. it's good to get snow this time of year because we haven't had very much.
denver may actually pick up a little snow before the weekend is over. and so, to the east coast. this is warm air. but it's a little showery in the areas shaded in red, around cincinnati, is the bull's eye. you can get more than two inches of rain. >> all of mek's weather was brought to you by nexus 7. now, josh -- you seem taller to me, josh? >> i'm a veritable mountain. that's because my good friend, sydney, helping me out from north carolina. say hello to sydney, america. and now, to macy's and make-a-wish, teaming up for the believe campaign. your child's christmas list can
benefit a sick child in need. we, in fact, sent abc's ginger zee to find out what christmas really means to kids like sydney. >> reporter: 'tis the season for decking the halls. as the big day draws near, we had some pretty pressing questions that needed answering. just who is santa? >> he has a white beard. >> a red suit. >> he's chubby. >> reporter: and where does he live, exactly? >> in his house. >> reporter: kids across the country agree, there's one thing that's newly special about the holiday season? >> i get to spend time with my family. >> reporter: everyone knows this time of year is about giving back. and macy's has a pretty easy way to help. for every stamped letter to santa claus that's dropped in a believe box at macy's across the country, macy's will donate $1 to make-a-wish, up to $1 million. we're going to write a letter to santa. and some kid will get what they
need. >> i want a bunny. >> reporter: what do you leave santa? >> this year, i want to try to leave him a present. >> reporter: are you ready to do some writing for santa? >> yes. ♪ >> reporter: all the letters, right to the north pole, right? thank you, guys. bye-bye. >> bye. >> all right. it is time, sydney. let's find out just how many letters have been collected so far. the drumroll. look at that. 542,450. keep it up, america. for information on macy's believe campaign, you can go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!
yes. >> it's not just fashion. you design for a great cause. >> initially, i wanted to design bowties. and my better half, justin, who is the smarter of the two of us, said let's be flilphilanthropic about this. he took it to another level. >> it is tietheknot.org. and every dime toward goes -- >> every dime goes towards marriage equality. >> what a great way to explore your fashion sense. >> if people don't like it, it's for charity. and you know what? it's for charity. >> and bowties aren't just for boys, as you can see right here. and big news with you and justin. i know you have special news in your life. you guys are getting married. i love the story of how you proposed. >> yes. i was in mexico. and i didn't want to get him a ring because he's not really a ring type guy. i got him a rolex watch and had it engraved in the back. a ring, you can slip into your
pocket. a watch, you can't casually bring to dinner. >> bulky. >> very bulky. i had to think it through. i'm jealous of his engagement watch. i'm taking it and wearing it out. >> he may return the favor. and you give us a great gift every week with "modern family." can you fill us in on what's coming up? >> we're having a baby coming. gloria, sofia, is having a baby. we shot the episode when she gave birth. we had to shoot the episode. she was unhappy with that situation. >> she thought it was done with that suit. >> and had to put it back on. it's a great episode. we have elizabeth banks on next week's episode that we're shooting. >> i believe we have a little sneak peek clip. >> fantastic. >> i have to admit, it's a steal. >> yes. i told you. and you said, don't -- >> yeah. he brags about it every time. every time he makes a sale, he calls himself flipper and walks
around making a dolphin sound. how does he do it? i hate him so much. >> if the four of us go in on it together, we can minimize the risk. >> or none of us, we could minimize the risk because none of you know about flipping houses. >> i can be the designer. i know about color and shapes. >> i'm going to be the contractor. >> i'm going to be the astronaut. this is fun. you go. >> "modern family" always fun. right now, we're going a little competition because we love one. we're calling this tie one on. in honor of your bowtie business. you have 15 seconds on the clock. who can tie the fastest bowtie. >> i have comforting words when i said i didn't know how to do this. >> ha, ha, ha, ha. >> tie it on. >> you go over like that. then, there's something -- wait. >> oh, my gosh. this is way too fast. beautiful.
that is way too fast. >> sam's -- >> mine came out unbelievably. >> it looks like a -- all right. hey, everybody, check out jesse's line. >> yes. >> tietheknot.org. thank you for special guest hosting. and you just got back from a very late night. >> very late night. >> we're going to go to a commercial break. coming up, we have cameron mathison. he takes us on disney's new thrill fast track ride.
awesome new fantasyland. today, epcot is revealing a new test track. and there's bowling in downtown disney. all of that meant a lot of fun for cam mathison. take a look. >> reporter: it's disney's new splitsville luxury lanes. ♪ >> that's right. >> reporter: front-loaded with luxury. a whole lot of lanes. and a couple of seriously skilled alley cats. after watching you guys do your thing and putting my pants on, i kind of feel like i can knock those ten pins down without using my hands. >> let's see it. >> reporter: it's the pants. i split splitsville for a faster track. the new test track at epcot, where one republic took the opening party from 0 to 60 in a racing heartbeat.
inside, design your own car. and then, test drive it. i love this. you like the green one? >> yeah. i like it. >> reporter: now, it's time to test it out. come on, guys. whoa. here we go. >> driver technology, activated. ♪ >> reporter: woo. yes. we killed it. we killed it. with the party going, with one republic. i have my party pants on. and just chatting with you guys, i learned something new about your single. >> we partnered with save the children. it's a charity single.
we have a little preview of what's coming up on "katie" today. she's going to introduce us to people who turned their ideas into million-dollar businesses. take a look. >> you know, the craze was well under way when melissa started selling her cupcakes back in 2008. but she took a big bite out of the market by downsizing an american favorite. minicupcakes. why didn't i think of that? >> why didn't she think of that? >> big business there. one of many inspirational ideas. you're not going to want to miss this. check your local listings this afternoon. >> we want to thank robin for having us in her home. we also want to thank special guest host today, jesse tyler ferguson. and d.j. havana brown. have a great weekend.
upper 50s to low 60s sun and high clouds, chilly tonight. 51 in san francisco patchy fog possible tomorrow. warmer sunday. still slow out of novato south 101 earlier stall cleared stall at lucas valley road cleared, slow there waze app shows richmond san rafael bridge still bumper-to-bumper. announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, actress keira knightley. and "blue bloods" star donnie wahlberg. plus, michael and his twins check out new york's famous holiday sites. all next on the emmy award winning "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [captioning made possible by