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good morning, america. breaking news, emergency landing. a man reportedly threatens to kill fellow passengers on board a cross-country flight. >> listen, tower could use emergency. >> with more than 120 people on board forced to land immediately. the investigation right now. new overnight, major developments in the shooting death of an illinois police lieutenant that sparked nationwide outrage and a massive manhunt. hundreds of officers searching for three alleged cop killers. was the whole scene staged? rubio rising. new polls out this morning show the florida senator surging, gaining ground in the race for president while donald trump is under fire for retweeting an image of jeb bush next to a nazi symbol. marco rubio here live as the race for the white house heats up. and falling from the sky. >> plane down, man down. >> the remarkable sight as a
small plane in distress is caught on camera floating to the ground landing on a busy road hitting a truck. how the quick-thinking pilot saved lives. good morning, america. a lot to get to this morning. got that big new poll out this morning, senator marco rubio rising in the race for president. there he is right there. walking over from starbucks. a little different from yesterday in the stretch limo and donald trump and he's here live in the studio. we'll get to him. >> we will. first we begin with the breaking news overnight. an american airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing. a passenger making threats on board that flight. abc's pierre thomas has the latest and is here in the studio with us. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the american airline flight left phoenix late tuesday afternoon with the expectation it would arrive at new york's jfk about 4 1/2 hours later but that dramatically changed when chaos erupted midflight. >> listen tower, could use emergency 622.
a scare in the air for 121 passengers on flight 622. >> about ready to clear to land 1-9 right american 622. >> reporter: en route to jfk's airport. >> a flight attendant mentioned to a passenger, saying there is a security concern and they were going to take someone off the plane. >> reporter: the unruly passenger forced the pilot to divert the plane to wichita, kansas. >> we were in the air for about an hour and a half and then kind of everything went down. >> reporter: local law enforcement meeting the plane upon arriving at the gate. among those on board the rock band augustines. one band member tweeting out, whoa, emergency landing in wichita. passenger threatening the plane that he wants to kill people. bad scene. the passenger who made the alleged threat was taken off the flight without incident. the flight resumed and landed in new york just before midnight. we've had 56 of these incidents this year interfering with a flight crew is a federal crime
and those who do it face fines and possibly jail time. this is no joke and i'm sure those passengers on board were terrified and not too happy, robin. >> does seem like it's been on the rise. >> serious situation. >> george. >> thanks, the race for the white house and this morning, first new poll since last week, republican debate, ben carson, donald trump, neck and neck at the top. senator marco rubio surging to challenge the outsiders. he is here live as donald trump faces some new troubles. let's go first to jon karl on the trail in manchester, new hampshire. good morning, jon. >> reporter: this new poll is the first conducted entirely after that. criticized debate on cnbc and take a look, it shows donald trump and ben carson still the front-runners, but the biggest movement in this poll, george, comes with ted cruz and marco rubio moving into a tie for third place. their highest levels for both men since donald trump got into the race and look at jeb bush. he has fallen to 4% in this
poll. his lowest ever. the biggest factor is clearly that debate. when asked who won, voters overwhelmingly said marco rubio followed by ted cruz. we also have a controversy brewing this morning over a bizarre late night retweet from donald trump. 11:20 p.m. he retweeted something with a bizarre image of the bush family next to a swastika. we reached out to the trump campaign about this, they said that trump himself did tweet that, but, quote, he did not see the image attached and he does not condone it. they also told us there would be a fuller statement from the trump campaign coming later this morning. george. >> we will look for that. jon, thanks very much. senator marco rubio joins us now. we saw that poll. you are rising. led to a "washington post" headline this morning, it shows -- it says rubio rising, also becoming a target. and it quotes a gop strategist saying that the next 100 days are going to be brutal for you. are you ready for it? >> the last 100 days haven't been easy. i don't know what he's comparing it to.
i'm running for president, the most important political office on the planet. we knew it would be difficult but we're going to continue on our message and certainly answer questions and address falsehoods or anything people say but i'm going to remain focused on the future of america which is what this election needs to be about. this nation is at a point where it needs to choose what kind of country it's going to be in the 21st century. >> every candidate hitting you right here on personal finances. take a look. >> i mean, he is a disaster with his credit cards. you know, he certainly lives above his mean, there's no question about that. >> well, i'm sorry. you know -- >> get a kick out of donald trump. but he was raising an important issue. you know, this came up at the debate last week. you had to draw down on your retirement account to pay living expenses. does that show -- >> that's not accurate. bottom line is i obviously don't come from a wealthy family. i had student loans. i only have one debt, the mortgage on the home i live in in miami. we're running for president and i wanted to make sure we had
cash on hands for all kinds of things that come up. >> living expense. >> well, obviously it's not day-to-day living expenses. it's things like, for example, if your refrigerator break, we live in south florida, if our air-conditioning unit goes gown, we have a ten-year-old house and i get a phone call, that's a crisis in south florida. we wanted to make sure we had access to that. i send my kids to private christian schools. that's a significant amount of money. i see it as an investment in their future so that's what that was but ultimately i have two debts, the mortgage on my home and america, i owe so much to this country. because of everything it's made possible for me and my family. >> jeb bush in his campaign putting out the idea that you're a risky bet and raising questions that came up in your past campaigns about using the republican party credit card for personal use. "the tampa bay times" has a question about it. two years of those records are still secret. what should voters -- >> it's not accurate. well, first of all, every expense on that card is detailed in the republican party accounts
that they file every month with -- reports they have to file with the state. it doesn't say who they belong to but every expense is on there and we'll release those soon. >> those two years. >> people need to understand what they're talking about. it wasn't a credit card. it was an american express charge card secured under my personal credit in conjunction with a party, bills would be mailed to me at home. every month i would go through it. if there was a personal expense, i paid it. a party expense, the party paid it. i recognize in hindsight i would do it different to avoid confusion but the republican party never paid a single personal expense of mine. this is unfortunately when this was initially reported in the press it was made into something bigger than it actually is. i wouldn't do it the same way again to avoid the stories but the republican party never paid any of my personal expenses. >> when bush's team says you're a risky bet because of this, they're wrong. >> they're running a campaign that has somehow concluded, someone told them you got to attack marco in order to win. i don't agree. it won't change my campaign.
i'll continue to run a positive message. if there are policy differences we should discuss them, not just with jeb but anybody on the field but i'm not going to attack other republicans. we're doing hillary clinton's work for her. >> she actually called you out yesterday as well in regard to immigration reform. you used to be for comprehensive immigration reform and caved. >> yeah, because it can't pass -- we won't pass it in this country. we're not going to pass it after a migratory crisis on the southern border where miners were being sent here after two executive orders. i'm being honest. they're the ones that are not being truthful. the only way forward is through a series of steps that begins with border security. it's funny, the democrats attack republicans for not doing what they didn't do when they had a majority in the house, a supermajority in the senate, barack obama in the white house, they did nothing on immigration. and now they attack republicans for not doing what they themselves didn't do when they had the power because this issue cannot be tackled in one massive piece of legislation. >> finally to get on the stage with her you might have to get past senator ted cruz rising after the last debate.
both of you young, 44. both of cuban descent, both first term senators and both support of the tea party. what sets you apart from ted cruz? >> we'll have a debate and i like him. he is a friend of mine. it's interesting that the four top candidates in that field, two of them, three of them of the four come from minority backgrounds which speaks a lot to the diversity of the republican party and the strength of the republican party. >> two with no government experience. >> again, that speaks to the mood in the country. people are angry and should be at washington, d.c. you know, i've only been there 4 1/2 years but i have shared in that frustration and one of the reasons i chose to run for president. >> thanks for coming in. you can learn more about the candidates. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! robin. >> we appreciate the candidates joining us live here. the major break in the shooting death of an illinois police lieutenant. his death in september, you may remember, led to a massive manhunt for three alleged suspects. well, this morning, officials are expected to reveal what happened to him.
abc's alex perez is in fox lake, illinois. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. a lot of people here remember that massive manhunt terrorizing residences and now many are hoping they will finally get some answers as to what exactly happened to lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz. it was back in september when he radioed in he was pursuing three men when authorities showed up, they found the lieutenant shot dead. a massive manhunt followed as hundreds of officers desperately searched for the three alleged suspects but no one was ever found. authorities later revealed the lieutenant had been shot at close range with his own weapon. now, according to our affiliate wls and the "chicago tribune" and "chicago sun-times" authorities will later discuss the possibility that the lieutenant made this whole story up and took his own life, something they have been looking into for quite some time now. robin. >> a possible suicide. what is his family saying about
all this, alex? >> reporter: well, as you might imagine this has been tough for everyone. the lieutenant's family insists that he would never take his own life. many here hoping they will finally get some answers as they learn more about what this investigation has revealed at this press conference later today. robin. >> anxious for those answers, alex, thank you. >> such a strange story. we move on, online reviews have become a big part of shopping but some block you from posting critical comments, a subject of a major hearing in washington. abc's new congressional correspondent mary bruce reporting from the capitol. good morning, mary. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning. well, from hotels to restaurants and even physicians, consumers are used to voicing their opinions online. but those critical reviews could be putting you at a critical risk. with some companies fining consumers thousands for speaking out. now, hoping to end this lawmakers are attempting to prohibit what's known as a gag clause. it's a small clause but with big implications which can essentially ban consumers from bad-mouthing.
lawmakers here will hear today from critics who say that this practice unfairly muzzles consumers as they consider a law which could put an end to this practice and protect your right to post negative reviews. >> mary on the beat. now to the growing e. coli outbreak at chipotle. more cases have been reported in the northwest. dozens of restaurants temporarily closed and now the company is taking aggressive action to get to the bottom of that outbreak. abc's neal karlinsky is in bellevue with that story. good morning, neal. >> reporter: good morning. this is 1 of the 43 chipotle locations shut down across washington and oregon because of that e. coli outbreak. still this morning the exact cause of it remains a mystery. this morning, chipotle is on the defensive scrubbing 43 shuttered restaurants clean. even though the chain has not definitively been linked to the outbreak, the mexican food chain is now announcing it's
conducting its own environmental tests and batch testing ingredients, in addition to tests conducted by health officials. >> i know we're never going to eat there again after this. this was just a horrible experience. >> reporter: the aggressive move to protect its customers and reputation comes as health department officials announced growing numbers tuesday. 37 sickened in washington and oregon. up from 22 and the chipotle locations they ate at now up to 8 instead of 6. another 25 possible cases are awaiting test results. >> any outbreak over 40 people is significant. it's something to worry about. >> reporter: an 8-year-old hospitalized north of seattle is a vegetarian seen as a clue that a vegetable may be to blame instead of beef. experts saying it's also unlikely multiple restaurants would have undercooked meat at the same time. meanwhile, a new lawsuit was just filed. an e. coli victim claiming a burrito bowl she ate at a chipotle in washington state
allegedly made her so sick she needed medical attention a week later. more lawsuits are expected to be filed this week. chipotle saying in a new statement this morning it is our greatest priority to ensure the safety of all the food we serve and maintain our customers' confidence in eating at chipotle. in the meantime, the number of victims is expected to grow, george. >> okay, neal, thanks very much. we move on to that major winter storm in the west dumping nearly two feet of snow in some areas sparking flash floods. now moving east and threatening more floods in texas. ginger, you have that. >> the pictures out of san diego. the water up to the wheel well. the flash flooding 1 to 2 inches. northeast to utah and this truck flipped by winds gusting greater than 80. in nevada, 22 plus inches of snow, very heavy taking down some of those tree limbs, that storm still moving through. we still have winter storm warnings or advisories for eight states. it'll move through new mexico, parts of colorado today and eventually bring potential for flash flooding and severe storms in that saturated area in texas
plus ahead of it all record november warmth from the great lakes to the northeast. i'll have more on that coming up. >> it did feel good here yesterday. amy with the other top stories starting with a new message from isis. in a new audio recording isis claiming responsibility for bringing down that russian passenger plane over egypt but won't say how it allegedly did that as the black boxes are being analyzed the search area for debris has been widened to 24 miles. media leaks are fueling more speculation about the investigation. one russia media outlet claims investigators have found no residue of explosive materials on the bodies implying a technical failure is to blame but experts say it's just too early to tell. meanwhile, there has been another crash of a russian plane overnight as many as 41 people were killed when a cargo plane crashed in south sudan. no word yet on the cause. well, results from elections across the country are streaming in this morning. for only the second time in 40 years, voters in kentucky have elected a republican governor.
tea party favorite matt bevin campaigned against obamacare. he also supported county clerk kim davis in her battle against same-sex marriage licenses. one other big election result being watched nationwide, ohio voted down a measure that would have legalized marijuana with about 65% voters rejecting it. a disastrous launch for an air force rocket overnight in hawaii. it broke up about one minute into its first mission. the rocket was carrying satellites into orbit on a test flight. the military had spent $45 million on the mission. well, finally it was a turnout fit for royalty in kansas city. uh-huh says robin. as an estimated 800,000 people crowded in to celebrate the royal's championship. that is twice as many people as expected and nearly twice the population of kansas city itself. long time coming. that's what happens when you wait that long. >> those pictures were on social media. amazing to see the turnout. good for them.
thank you amy. that emergency landing right in the middle of a busy road. that story for you in just 30 seconds. & >> we are back at 7:17 with that small plane that fell from the sky in arkansas. a parachute attached to the plane saved all three on board. abc's david kerley has that story for us. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it was a plane just like this model behind me. a built in parachute. instead of flying it was floating to the ground.
it was a bit unreal. a parachute carrying a plane with three on board to the ground. >> plane has possibly gone down. you have one that parachuted. >> reporter: landing on a fayetteville, arkansas, road hitting a truck which was carrying a mother and two young children. such a sight cameras capturing the final descent to the ground. the pilot, bill simon, the former top executive for u.s. operations of walmart, was heading to texas where he teaches at baylor university. but shortly after takeoff, the engine has trouble. simon tries to set up a landing at a nearby airport but the engine goes. losing altitude, he pulls the chute, knowing he may lose his plane but save lives. only minor injuries for the three men on the plane and the woman in the truck. >> we're very fortunate that no one was hurt any worse than they were and that the plane didn't impact into a building or something like that. >> reporter: the company that
make this is plane say these parachutes have been deployed more than 50 times and more than 100 people have survived including the folks who survived in arkansas yesterday. robin and george. >> really was to see that. can't the big planes get those too some kind of way. they seem to work. so much more ahead. that uber passenger caught on camera beating a driver fired and facing more trouble. this morning the driver speaking out. what happened moments before the attack. "gma investigates" how someone could use your phone to spy on you. the incredible eye-opening demonstration coming right up. incredible eye-opening demonstration coming right up.
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welcome back to "gma." you are looking at that vicious attack on an uber driver in california. we have new details this morning. a lawsuit has now been filed in the case. man, look at that. more on that ahead. >> we'll hear what the driver had to say what happened before that all went down. and also this morning, a big new poll just released shows marco rubio surging after last week's debate. the florida senator gaining ground in the political outsiders. rubio also has a lead over hillary clinton and a head-to-head matchup while ben carson has a double-digit lead over the democratic front-runner. some airlines, you know, they're playing grinch. for the holidays. spirit adding an extra fee for checked bags. frontier will charge them for carry-on bags through the new year. >> carry a bag on the plane.
>> bah humbug? wow. >> michael is here. that means lara is down in nashville. >> yes, she is and "gma," we're going country, y'all. all right. counting down to the cmas and how is it going down there, lara? >> i wish you all were coming down here. it is so much fun getting ready for tonight's big show and this morning's big show, tim mcgraw and his band, they've been rehearsing all morning live for our big performance. it's happening live coming up, george, get on your cowboy boots. >> i could use them. okay, thank you, lara. we begin though with that attack on an uber driver. the passenger, taco bell executive, has been fired after that and faces a lawsuit and prospect of jail time. abc's matt gutman has the story. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: over 1.6 million people watched benjamin golden viciously beat his uber driver edward caban including the police. they charged him with four
misdemeanor counts including assault and battery charges that could land him in jail for a year. his employer saw it too. taco bell firing its former head of mobile commerce and innovation saying, it is clear he can no longer work for us. and more bad news for the 32-year-old former exec, abc news learned exclusively that the driver has filed a suit against him. requesting unspecified compensation and saying caban continues to suffer from emotional injury and distress. >> it's unacceptable behavior and we want to make sure he understands that. >> reporter: but when caban picked golden up friday night he says he didn't think he was even capable of the barrage of blows and "f" bombs. >> he was forgetting what he was saying. i kept trying to ask him for directions and he was becoming very aggressive with me. >> reporter: the 23-year-old driver says golden was so blitzed he couldn't even say where he wanted to go. >> you're too drunk to give me directions, man. >> no. >> i'm kicking you out. >> no, i'm giving you directions right now. >> nope. that's it. trip's ended.
>> no, i'm giving you the directions. >> nope, i'm kicking you out. >> golden not leaving without a fight pummeling caban banging his head against the window. caban striking back delivering a dose of pepper spray. >> i think his hat flew off and i was able to break free and i was able to turn around and spray him in the face. >> reporter: now if convicted on all four counts he could face up to a year in jail. we tried to reach out to the mobile commerce executive, the former one, seems he's gone offline and shutting down his social media pages, not answering the phone and adding insult to injury, uber says it has banned him from the app for life. george. >> i'm sure. >> wow. i'll bet they have. >> every time you see that video. >> good thing he had that pepper spray. >> that's true. it has been eight months since we last have seen robert durst, the man accused of killing his best friend susan berman, durst is currently sitting in a new orleans jail on a gun charge awaiting to be transferred to l.a. to face
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>> oh, got 'em big time got 'em. >> reporter: the documentary inspiring pirro to write "he killed them all," an insider's account of durst saga starting in 2000 when she reopened kathleen's 18-year-old cold case. >> married to a wealthy guy and he doesn't report her missing for five days. really? >> reporter: but not everyone agrees with pirro's account. last month her former co-author lisa depaulo filed a lawsuit claiming among other things pirro fired her when she raised accuracy issues, a claim pirro denies. in 2003, durst was tried and acquitted for the murder of his neighbor morris black. >> not guilty. >> reporter: after serving time for three lesser offenses, he was paroled in 2005 and lived mostly out of the public eye. until he decided to participate in "the jinx," a move his lawyers strongly advised against. >> why do you think robert durst did "the jinx." >> because he wants to prove that he can get away with things. >> reporter: we reached out to
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abc's rebecca jarvis here with more on these spy apps. as you said this is creepy stuff. >> it is so creepy, george. i wouldn't even believe it if i didn't see it with my own eyes. we got an up close look at these apps which senator al franken calls unconscionable stalking apps. he says they let people track others in complete secrecy and found firsthand exactly what he means. in this scene from the popular show about hacking mr. robot, you see a character secretly install tracking software on someone else's phone and we found if you allow someone to access your phone, it could happen to you. >> i don't know if when i'm sending an e-mail he is reading it. >> reporter: this woman says her ex-husband tracked her, she says, by installing a spy app on her phone. >> or if i make a phone call if he can hear what i say. >> reporter: brian hill a former police detective and digital forensics expert is about to show us how quickly and easily it can happen.
we focus on two apps, mspy and flexispy neither available at the apple store or on google play, only through the company's websites. their cost as little as $8 a month. both apps are marketed primarily as a way for people to monitor their children or employees. while there may be legitimate reasons and ways to do that, critics say these apps go. further. brian shows how just a thin excuse could get a phone out of a target's hands. >> so i don't get any service on my phone here. do you mind, i need to look up a few things. >> sure. >> reporter: it takes him a little over two minutes to install mspy on our android phone. then i take a walk, the phone with me. during that time hill seeing my every move. >> so back from my walk and what did you get? >> i got just about everything that you can imagine. it pinged your location six times. >> these are my colleagues. >> five full pages of contacts.
call logs. >> there's my text message. >> yep. >> you went to bank of america, checking accounts. >> reporter: now to the next app, flexispy able to secretly listen to phone calls on many phones. it takes him just over an hour to bypass the security settings and install it on my phone. then by logging into flexispy's website brian takes control of my phone during a work meeting. even snapping photos of me while i'm holding the phone in my hand. then he's able to listen to a phone conversation i just had with my assistant? so your next flight's be on the 8th and you're going to l.a.x. >> reporter: now he knows what day i'm traveling and where i'm going. because laws may be violated by using these apps, the companies warn you should only use them on phones you own such as your child's or an employee's work phone and only after notifying the person. still, the website strongly suggests they're about spying. flexispy says a common use is to
track a cheating girlfriend and warns users to stay silent and mute your own mike while using the app. mspy told us if it has evidence the application is being used in a wrong way, we make every effort to check the case and prevent usage. flexispy did not return our repeated requests for comment. and here's what is even more creepy. experts tell us you wouldn't be able to tell if you have these kinds of spy apps on your phone. it requires very specialized training to take them off to protect yourself and our experts advise if you keep your phone with you at all times, that is the very best thing you can do, set your phone to lock immediately after every single use and never tell anyone your password. i mean we were talking about this earlier. people lay their phones -- >> my entire family knows my password. it's amazing this is legal. >> what's the easiest way to spy? >> right. >> don't do it. don't do it. it's not right. it's not the right thing tdo. you can't do it without someone else's permission and it is really scary. it makes you think twice. >> yeah, important story. thank you, rebecca.
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[ cheers and applause ] we've got a great live performance with him coming up and then we also have a very special surprise for one deserving family. that's coming up but first back to you all. >> oh, give tim a big hug for us there. looking good, as always. there you go. thank you there, lara. >> looking good, having fun. that's coming up. now to amy for the morning rundown. the big story this morning, a major shift in the first national poll since the last republican debate. donald trump and ben carson are running neck and neck and marco rubio is surging. meanwhile, this morning there is a new controversy for trump concerning a tweet he sent overnight. abc's jonathan karl is here with the latest on that. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is the first poll conducted after that much criticized debate on cnbc and it shows that trump and carson are still on top with 24% and 23%. but the biggest movement comes from marco rubio and ted cruz. both are rising fast, 14% for rubio, 13% for cruz.
their highest levels since donald trump got into this race and look at jeb bush, he is now registering at only 4%, by far his lowest level in any national poll. we also have this morning a controversy brewing around something bizarre that donald trump retweeted last night. 11:20 p.m., he retweeted this with an image of the bush family next to a swastika. we reached out to the trump campaign. they said that trump himself did retweet that, but he didn't notice the image. he does not condone it and he has now taken down that tweet but as you can imagine, we'll probably be hearing more about that, amy. >> yes, we will, indeed. jon karl, thanks so much. and we are expecting to hear more details about that illinois police officer whose death sparked a massive manhunt, national outrage and a hero's funeral. lieutenant joe gliniewicz was found shot dead two months ago in a small town north of chicago shortly after telling dispatch
he was chasing three men on foot. officials are now expected to announce it was an elaborately staged suicide after confirming he was shot with his own weapon. in new hampshire, a pregnant woman got caught in the middle of an apparent drag race. the violent crash sending her car airborne. flipping over. she was forced to then have an emergency c-section, but thankfully she and the baby are both expected to recover fully. well, new details this hour on airline baggage fees rising just in time for the holiday travel season. for the second year in a row spirit airlines is adding an extra charge to its checked baggage fee on flights during the holidays. and frontier airlines is following suit charging an extra $5 to $10 for checked and carry-on bags on flights between thanksgiving week and new year's. well, a big sports headline this morning. the first college football playoff rankings are out and clemson is number one followed by lsu, ohio state and alabama.
notre dame rounds out the top five. and finally we have an update on a story we told you about yesterday. the one-game suspension of a high school football player in arizona has now been overturned. pedro banda, you see him there, was ejected from a game after scoring a touchdown and pointing to the sky. he claimed he was just praising god, but the referees penalized him for excessive celebrating. the lifting of his suspension means he can play in his school's playoff game friday. it is the school's first playoff game in decades, so, guys, you know his team is breathing a huge sigh of relief. >> and we called this yesterday, didn't we, amy? >> yes, we did. >> we thought it was going to be overturned. >> don't raise your hand like that. >> by the way, i know -- okay, i'm wearing this for clemson. clemson, number one college football wearing orange. people on twitter are saying was i doing it for them, sure. number one, why not. >> sure but not really. >> no. >> well, we have our "gma morning menu" coming up, everybody, and robin williams, his widow is speaking out,
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now welcome back to "gma." today we have more of amy's emotional interview with the widow of robin williams. susan williams is speaking out for the first time since his death and, amy, she's grieving her husband. she's also had this legal battle with his kids. >> that's right. this morning susan williams opening up about that heated legal battle over robin's estate and she is also giving us a look inside the very private life she built with robin williams. >> i just keep doing the things that work, you know. >> reporter: for years she was the woman behind legendary funnyman -- >> fossi, fossi, fossi. you do martha graham, martha graham, martha graham. or twila. >> robin williams. >> it's against intergalactic laws. fly, be free. >> reporter: when you think of robin williams, this larger than life, big-hearted guy, as funny as funny gets. >> hello! >> reporter: was he the same guy that we all think we know? >> no.
robin is kind, quiet and sometimes funny at home, you know. >> but not always funny. >> oh, no, he was meditative, contemplative, intellectual and sometimes very, very funny. >> reporter: but in the months before his death, she began to see that robin slowly fade away. >> he's such a beautiful genius, amazing person and so talented. there was nothing -- you know, his fears and insecurities were killing him. >> reporter: and the day before he put an end to those personal demons, taking his own life, she believed her husband was getting better. >> it was a perfect day. we just did what we loved to do together, and i know now that he gave me that perfect day. he gave us that perfect day. >> reporter: he planned it. >> in hindsight. it's -- he knew what he was doing. >> reporter: after his death, a media frenzy ensued as she became embroiled in a contentious legal battle with robin's children, her stepkids, over his estate.
>> why did you decide to take legal action? >> i was forced into it basically. 2 1/2 weeks after robin had left, i was still in shock, not back in our home. i was told that i might not be able to keep our wedding gifts, that, in fact, while you're out of the house, we need to come in and take everything out. eventually once we've gone through it all, tell us which items are yours and we'll decide whether or not that's true. and i'll never forget being on the phone with one of the trustees and saying, what is this? i know robin williams is famous, he's my husband. he's my husband. if we're talking that you guys think everything is memorabilia, then take me. he's touched me. where does this end? >> reporter: in early october, they settled the case out of court. what agreements were reached? >> basically what my husband wanted, which was just that i could live in the home until i
die. that it would be taken care of. every inch of that home has our laughter, our playfulness, our joy, our tears. >> she's now taking life one moment at a time. they say time heals all wounds. has time eased your pain at all? >> it's not that those wounds ever go away. it's not that the pain goes away. it's that you get stronger but it's always there. it takes -- you know, it's always there. >> and a lawyer for the williams children told the associated press, the children are relieved to have this behind them. today susan says she's living a quieter life in the home she shared with robin and the biggest lesson she told me she learned from him, the golden rule, treat others the way you would like to be treated but she speaks about him in present tense. she says he's around her every day. she has his slippers exactly where he left them on the bathroom floor and she said that is where they will stay. >> had to be very difficult for her to be able to express herself. and she did it so well and so lovingly. >> she was raw, she was real and she -- you could see the love. >> yeah.
>> his performances are so powerful, it does feel like we still have him. >> that he's still here. >> thanks, amy. >> sure. you know, now to the internet model and celebrity who is walking away from it all, in an emotional youtube video seen more than a million times, the 19-year-old shined a light on what she says is the ugly reality behind her seemingly perfect internet image. abc's david wright has the story. >> i quit social media for my 12-year-old self. >> reporter: 19-year-old essena o'niell's life was picture perfect on instagram. more than half a million followers, a glamorous young teenager who seemed to be living the dream. >> i was miserable. i had it all, and i was miserable because when you let yourself be defined by numbers, you let yourself be defined by something that is not pure, that is not real and that is not love. >> reporter: but look closely at
the captions, she's gone back to change them to say what was really going on. not real life, i didn't pay for the dress, took countless photos trying to look hot for instagram she now writes. not real life, took over 100 in similar poses trying to make my stomach look good. and there is nothing zen about trying to look zen taking a picture of you trying to be zen and proving your zen on instagram. >> everything i did was for views, for laughs, for followers. >> i thought what a hero, this girl is standing up for other girls and giving them permission to stop trying to be so perfect online. >> reporter: all of you daughters out there, pay attention. >> i'm doing this for myself at 12 mostly because that girl deserves someone better than this. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, new york. >> now we're supposed to be talking to essena live right now and we'll keep you up dated if we hear from her, but in the meantime, essena is facing backlash overnight.
we've checked and she's taken down all of her social media accounts but now a lot of people are saying it's a publicity stunt or even worse it's a hoax and she's asking people to support her by contributing money through her website. but many wonder if that's really better than her making money off of her social media sponsorships so there's a lot of questions surrounding the motive around all of this. >> wow, there sure are. >> we got to stay on top of this. not quite sure. thank you, michael. set your clocks, shoppers. it's only 24 hours until the top fashion house balmain unleashes their new line with h&m for fashion lovers everywhere. people are going to be lining up for this. can i get up? watch your legs there, son. we said mara schiavocampo, you were begging for this assign. >> you said people will be lining up. i will be one of those people. this is a very highly anticipated collection from everyone of us regular shoppers to a-list celebs like kylie and kendall jenner. i got to spend time with the man
behind it all, olivier rousteing, a fashion figure and a social media star. ♪ >> reporter: it's a fashion event that not even a jenner sister could miss. ♪ the collaboration bringing together retail giant h&m and storied french fashion house balmain. >> next up, h&m domination. >> reporter: and the man at the center of it all, olivier rousteing. >> are you sure this is a garment that you can play with, it's a celebration of my first season at balmain. it's really like an affordable evening dress. it's in sequins. >> reporter: he's the creative director for luxury brand balmain and at 30 years old, one of the youngest and hottest designers in the world. word on the street is your other very good at dressing fabulous pregnant women. >> of course, let's do it. you see, it's so nice. >> it works. >> look, it's insane. >> should i consider this a gift? >> yes. >> reporter: i feel powerful in this. >> i think it's like a new armor. she's the new h&m balmain warrior.
>> reporter: his intricately crafted creations bejeweled, embroidered and roped have become a red carpet staple. who do you have in mind when you are designing these clothes? >> i think she's a warrior of the modern world, she's strong, she's powerful, she's confident. >> reporter: the designer and his clothes adored by countless a-list celebs including bff and muse kim kardashian. >> we had like this connection straightaway, so she pushed me a lot in my vision of fashion. >> reporter: it's a vision that began when rousteing was just a child adopted from a french orphanage by a caucasian family, he used clothes to create an identity. >> that's why i love fashion because when you don't know your parents and you don't know where you come from, you need to identify yourself to something. >> reporter: now with the h&m collaboration, one of the most anticipated ever, he's poised to reach an even bigger audience. >> it's piece of my dream. i mean, at the end of the day, i wanted to make sure that these
people that always follow me and love me but can't afford this balmain dream i've been building for five years they can actually get this dream. >> now, while some of the pieces in the h&m collection are a little pricey, they're still a lot more affordable than the regular line. all here range from $80 to $600, with some accessories costing less. rousteing told me at the lower price point they want to offer people the same design. how close the designs are. check this out. we have two balmain jackets. one is $4,000. the other one, the one amy is wearing, almost identical design, $129. >> i can't tell the difference. >> amazing. >> and it feels nice. i can feel -- it's thick fabric. feels really good. it fees expensive. >> it's not just the women who are having all the fun. brad over here with some glasses. >> we've got the coolest crew, don't we? looking good, brad. >> and these are just $49.99 so there's a range here. >> wow. >> this is one of the prices you'll find, 550, not for a coat.
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category is music video of the year. the cma awards ballots were tabulated by the professional service firm of deloitte and touche llp. anissa, may i have the first envelope? ♪ baby i'm a real good man thank you. the nominees for the video of the year are on your screen. i feel like i should have on a black-tie dress to announce and the cma award goes to "girl in a country song," maddie & tae. [ applause ] thumbs up, everybody. so great that we're able to announce these exclusively. anissa, may i have the envelope for the second exclusive award being announced right here on "gma." these are the nominees for musical event of the year. there they are on your screen, everybody. ready to hear the winner? ♪ i may drink too much and the cma award goes to "raise
'em up," keith urban featuring eric church. so good. don't forget, of course, the 49th annual cma awards tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central, where? right here on abc. all right, also in "pop news," thank you so much, deloitte and touche, for letting us do that, by the way. also in "pop news," you know, just because i'm away, george and gang, doesn't mean that we can't do a "pop news" investigation. i was very busy down here in nashville yesterday because we have discovered that hitting high notes is one of the best ways to make new friends. literally taking singing lessons is a great way to bond. an oxford university study and, of course, i also studied it, found that people who took weekly singing lessons together became better friends than people who took acting classes or art classes. now, i decided to put this -- you know, i had to check the theory. ladies, come on in.
i tested this theerp at a lovely establishment called the stage right here in nashville last night and i can confirm that i have made some new friends. birthday girl, where are you? ♪ i fell into a burning ring of fire i went down down down and the flames went higher ♪ ♪ and it burns, burns, burns the ring of fire ♪ ♪ the ring of fire >> i want you guys to all meet my new friends. becky, would you confirm that this study is legitimate, that we are now friends? >> yes, we love you. [ laughter ] >> there you go. another theory proved right here on "good morning america." george, robin. >> can you give us a few more bars? >> that was really good. enjoying it. >> a cappella too. >> i can't believe it. they asked for more. ♪ i fell into a burning ring of fire ♪ ♪ i went down down down -- >> tim mcgraw is going to join them in a little bit.
>> see you all back. we love that. tomorrow get ready to get your mix on because they're about to light up your morning. little mix live in concert tomorrow only on "gma" presented by carmax. >> tomorrow oprah. >> good morning, america. >> 50% off five of the hottest deals. watch and save with "gma" only on abc.
good morning. i'm christen zero. this morning jim tomsula will speak for the first time since gabbert replaced kaepernick. he will talk to reporters when the locker room opens to the media at noon. we could hear from kaep as well. gabbert will make his first start in two years against the falcons at levi state. >> we're starting at the san mateo bridge and traffic heavy toward the peninsula. further to the south, at the toll plaza. a new motorcycle accident. so hopefully they can get the bike up righted and on to the shoulder. the sig-alert is canceled but still dealing with back-ups. north side of 101, top speed
we fall back into the 40s and 50s. there is the possibility of fog but still high clouds around ♪ oh here we go welcome back to "gma." check this out your very first look at "entertainment weekly" story out friday on the set of the harry potter prequel, "fantastic beast and where to find them," eddie redmayne, colin farrell due out next fall. want to take a look at that and the movie next fall. right now, though, lara in nashville, home of the cma awards. they're happening tonight, hey, lara. >> hi, george. yes, we are outside the bridgestone arena where the cma awards will take place tonight and i'm here with tim mcgraw, of course, who's got -- [ cheers and applause ] -- 35 cma nominations and 14 wins under his big old country belt buckle and he's also got a brand-new album out, it's called "damn country music" and i understand, tim, you have said this is your best work yet. >> yeah, i think this is just a
great collection of songs. we decided when we were in the studio recording we couldn't wait to get it out so everyone could hear it of the love the title track of the album. it's one of my favorites. yeah, it's a good bunch of songs. >> is it like damn, country music or damn country music? >> i think it depends on the day. [ laughter ] sometimes it's damn, country music. sometimes it's damn country music. >> yeah, but why your best work because i dare say it is all so good. >> you know, i think that it's kind of -- the kind of record that there's some songs that are certainly modern and contemporary and some of the stuff that i love listening to on the radio and some of the stuff happening in country music and some i've grown into and evolved into since i first moved to town and some things that made me fall in love with country music and made me want to record country music like "don't make me feel at home" and "damn country music" and there's some songs that are sort of life lessons and stories. >> how about the fact that there's a bit of a family affair
happening. his daughter is singing on the album with tim. how was that? >> that was fun. gracie is singing on the record, the very first song on the album here tonight gracie is singing on it and she's such a great singer, such a great spirit. >> who does she take after, mom or dad? >> she gets her singing from her mom for sure. yeah. >> well, we're going to hear it. >> if she sang like me she maybe wouldn't have been on the album. >> i know. that whole voice thing. what do you say we don't keep fans waiting any longer. here with the title track off his brand-new album, tim mcgraw and "damn country music." [ applause ] ♪ ♪ i packed it all on a whim threw an old hank cassette tape in dad's '84 rusty ford ♪
♪ he swore we'd never make it i quit my job let my momma down ♪ ♪ broke an angel's heart on the way out of town ♪ ♪ pulled my roots from the ground for the hum of wheels on the blacktop ♪ ♪ the strum of strings on a flat top it's a neon fever for a small town dreamer ♪ ♪ tells you everything you have that's worth losin' damn country music ♪ ♪ you might get lost in the lights the things that keep you up all night ♪ ♪ whiskey straight 3 a.m. chasing songs in your head ♪ ♪ it's the sweetest highs
the lowest lows needing yes and hearing no ♪ ♪ just another so-so believe me i know ♪ ♪ it's the hum of wheels on the blacktop the strum of strings on a flat top ♪ ♪ it'll take you break you damn sure make you do things you never thought you'd be doing ♪ ♪ damn country music ♪ when the money the fame the lights on your name all fade away ♪ ♪ well you'll still be a slave to the hum of wheels on the blacktop ♪
♪ the strum of strings on a flat top it's a neon fever from a small town dreamer ♪ ♪ tells you everything you have that's worth losing damn country music ♪ ♪ damn country music [ cheers and applause ] >> tim mcgraw! wow. what a performance. thank you, tim. amazing. and now chris stapleton, his debut album, thank you. chris' debut album "traveller" is nominated for album of the year. he's also nominated for best new artist and, oh, best male vocalist. is that all? >> that's it.
>> i mean, can you believe it, debut album received so deeply, so well. >> nobody is more shocked than i am. >> really? what do you think it is? what resonated? >> i have no idea. hopefully just music that people like and doing something that's authentic to what we -- >> singing from your heart. being authentic, it always pays off, doesn't it? >> i think so. >> justin timberlake and you. >> yeah. >> tonight at the cmas. >> that's going to be fun. >> give us an idea of what we can expect. >> you just have to watch. you just have to watch. >> are you going to do some dance moves? >> no, there will be none of that from me. i can't make any promises on his part. >> i like the idea of you and justin harmonizing, that's just going to be one of the many surprises on the cmas tonight and also i want to talk about your partnership with ram truck. tell me about that. >> you know, i've driven a ram for some time and my daddy was a coal miner and always drove a ram. use them as work trucks and, you know, just kind of a family thing, and we partnered up, and we have the ram traveler series and they just -- it's about families handing things down
from one to the other. >> there's also a little something called ram nation. i want to explain to you the ram nation project recruits ram truck owners to come to the rescue after natural disasters. during the devastating floods here in south carolina, last month, they joined forces with the first response team of america to help hard-hit families like the marshas. take a look. >> many here are waking up to scenes like this one. >> this entire state really reeling from these devastating floods. >> we haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in a thousand years. that's how big this is. >> reporter: and just like that, michael marsha's family business, forest lake fabrics, knocked away. >> it knocked about a three-car garage hole in the back of my store. it really pushed everything to the front, blew out the windows and there's fabric, i'm going to say, 500 or 600 yards up in the woods across the street from my store. >> reporter: the ram nation project joining together with
the community to help clean up. >> these kids, i'm telling you, they did it in four hours. it was very moving. it was the most godly thing i've ever seen in my life. >> reporter: but the marshas still have a long road ahead. so there's the marshas' story and here are the marshas. so nice to meet you all. >> thank you. >> you were saying what a treat to be here at the cmas and to meet chris stapleton. >> yes, also. >> and if that wasn't good enough, i believe chris may have a little surprise for you. >> yes, i do. on behalf of ram trucks, we want to present you with a ram pro master van to help you. >> right over there, guys. >> get back on your feet. >> it's a start of getting you back on your feet. >> thank you. that is awesome. >> thank you. >> that is incredible. thank you. >> thank you. >> i don't know what to say. this has been a tough month for the city of columbia and for the state of south carolina and even though y'all put us on the stage, this is all about our state. we've been hit with a storm with
no name. we need help. we need help from the charitable people of this country to help get us back on our feet. >> yeah. >> and the way we can do it is if you can go to my website and my facebook page, forest lake fabrics and also copeland's dress stores and pick a charity or a social organization that can help us, we appreciate it. >> hey, we appreciate you. we're rooting for you. we're thinking about all of you in your great state and, chris, we want to say thank you for partnering up with ram. >> thank you, guys. >> he's got the logo on it ready to go. >> thank you. >> first before you're back to business, enjoy the show tonight. >> thank you, appreciate it. >> and we're going to go out to ginger. congratulations, guys. and thank you again to ram. >> congrats to everybody down there. and it looks so beautiful in nashville. just like it is here. do you all know how warm it is right now? no? it's just nice, isn't it? it's 60 degrees already in new york city and the warmth is going to stick at least through
the end of the workweek then it's going to change. look at those numbers. detroit, 72. chicago, 72. even warmer as it moves east, philadelphia will get closer to 80. all right, that's the big picture. we are just basking in it here. good morning. i'm meerms mike nicco. another sunny day, some lie clouds this afternoon. mid to upper 60s. maybe fog up in the north bay but the high clouds keep it from getting too aggressive. warmest on >> all that weather brought to you by walmart. robin. >> thank you there, ginger. coming up, jack hanna is here live helping us celebrate "gma's" 40th birthday. it wouldn't be the same without that man right there. and some of our funniest animal moments ever. come on back with jack. ♪ need it "gma" at the cma awards, powered by ram trucks, guts, glory, ram.
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♪ go here ♪ oh here we go kind of a mellow sloth right here helping us celebrate 40 years of "gma" with the man that's been here for just about all of them, our friend jack hanna, director emeritus of the columbus zoo that's so often brought that zoo to us. take a look. >> you did notice there is something on the back of your neck. >> yes. >> for more than 30 years jack hanna always brings it, the warm
and fuzzy, the creepy-crawly taking "gma" to all new heights. >> don't move. >> they mark their territory by urinating. that's why you have a hat on. >> are you kidding me? >> we anchors and correspondents come and go. >> we're just having so much fun over here. >> jack's a constant. >> get on the camel, diane. >> the more misbehaved the animals were in a spot, the funnier the spot was. >> this is a japanese -- [ laughter ] >> they're doing real good. >> reporter: it all began in 1983 when jack joined us to talk about the arrival of twin gorilla babies at the columbus zoo, the beginning of a beautiful friendship. >> who is this? >> over hundreds of appearances jack introduced us to the tiny and shy. >> we call them joey. >> yes, a little joey gray kangaroo. >> the big and noisy.
>> this is a dromedary. >> many made us laugh and messed with our hair. >> they also carry certain diseases that -- >> well timed, jack. >> it is sort of dancing with the stars on my skull. but when jack hanna is on just talking away and i'm in a struggle with this manic chimpanzee on my head. >> proudly. >> and we will untangle diane tomorrow. >> where they do all sorts of things. >> so as we mark 40 years, all of us at "gma" say thank you, jack. it wouldn't be "gma" without you. >> hey, buddy. hey. >> and jack is right here right now, so let's say thank you in person. >> yes. >> you still remember that first day, don't you? >> you never forget the first day. the first twins born in the columbus zoo and they filmed them and said, can you bring some animals to new york. that would be kind of fun and then the ostrich had diarrhea. one time i came here and a cheetah -- i was in the zoo van. we always drove over and i was in the van and i didn't know he urinated backwards and i thought
the sprinkler was going off and it hit the windshield on the front and i had to ride seven more hours with that on me and i could go on and on. broke a thousand dollar pot at one of the hotels. the crane got loose and knocked it over. it was a good year the first two years. >> you were the first one to do this. you were the first to bring these animals on television and, yes, it's very entertaining and all the things you said but you primarily want to do it because you want the public be more aware and educate. >> actually jim fowler, johnny carson and the girl from san diego kind of started it and i started doing it but i want to thank "good morning america" nationally, internationally for bringing the animal world to tens of millions of people over this last 33 years. i get chills knowing what you folks have done to educate people we couldn't buy with $50 million. i just want to thank you. >> what's going on with amy? >> she likes bananas. >> do you remember the sars disease? >> oh, yes. >> that's where he came from. >> great. >> no, not this animal.
this species of animal. >> hey. >> you just offended him. >> hi, buddy. >> from asia, by the way. >> i've been giving him a banana. >> they'll eat anything. >> my goodness. >> they'll attack anything. >> that's nice. >> that's a sloth. >> sars and attack. >> great. >> the sloth is the slowest moving land mammal in the world. their life is upside down, breed upside down, babies upside down. when your life is upside down that's this animal. the prehistoric sloth weighed over a thousand pounds. >> make a noise too. >> they're very difficult to film in the wild too because they have allergy all over them. >> trying to reach out to you, george. >> thanks for coming in. >> the little guy that's running around. >> we lost the penguin. >> there he goes. >> okay. while we look at him, jack, you'll be part of our 40th birthday celebration coming up later this month and counting down to the live stream event that starts november 17th. all 40 hours, we'll be right back with tim mcgraw. ♪ i may be a real bad boy >> thank you, jack.
hello, everybody. we are back in nashville. 40 million albums sold. 36 number one singles and here's a good one, tim with "real good man." come on. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ girl you've never known no one like me up there in your high society ♪ ♪ they might tell you i'm no good girl they need to understand just who i am ♪
♪ i may be a real bad boy but baby ♪ ♪ i may drink too much and play too loud hang out with a rough and rowdy crowd ♪ ♪ that don't mean i don't respect my mama or my uncle sam ♪ ♪ yes, sir, yes, ma'am i may be a real bad boy but baby i'm a real good man ♪ ♪ i might have a reckless streak at least a country mile wide ♪ ♪ if you're gonna run with me it's gonna be a wild ride ♪ ♪ when it comes to loving you
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. san francisco voters rejected roposition f. air bnb opposed the proposition f spending $8 million against it. voters stood up for working class families and the right to share their homes. your forecast now with mike. >> let's talk about sunshine. maybe a few high clouds later in the day and temperatures from 63 to 69 today. here is your seven-day forecast, 40s and 50s the next couple of nights. increasing clouds an temperatures, rain possible on monday. >> leyla. >> the drive is rotten on the 880 blocking lanes. five miles per hour is the top speed. 580 not much better. and to get to oakland taking you almost one hour.
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