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d your holiday overjoyed and under budget. good morning, america. breaking news. just moments ago. president-elect trump announces his pick for secretary of state. nominating exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson. and now rick perry's going to be energy secretary. the agency he once tried to vow to eliminate. >> it's three agencies of governments when i get there are gone, commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. >> overnight, trump also tweets clues about how he'll handle his own business empire. dangerous arctic blast, the most brutal cold of the season moving across the country this morning. 13 states are on alert. the national weather service warning the public about frostbite. and windchills plunge below zero for millions. the west bracing for a pineapple express. heavy snow and flooding on the way. breaking right now, a major
recall affecting millions. the new warning about cuisinart food processors. reports saying parts of the blade broke off ending up in food and injuring dozens. ♪ safe and sound and incredible rescue. the mother running after her dog trapped in the ice, then falling in. her 8-year-old hearing her screams, calling 911. >> she needs to come back to the shore. >> police say you need to come back to the shore! you need to come back to the shore! >> how she and her dog made it out. and our live demonstration. what to do if you fall through the ice. good morning, america. what a brave little boy and an amazing rescue, the mother and her dog both pulled out alive. >> thank goodness for that. we'll have a lot more this morning about how to protect yourself in this dangerous
weather as a massive wave of cold is moving in. >> it is coming here but we'll begin with breaking news from the trump transition. president-elect expected to choose rick perry for energy secretary. he met with the former texas governor monday at trump tower. you see him right there. >> and also trump nominating exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson for secretary of state. his close ties to vladimir putin raising questions and abc's tom llamas at the white house with all the details for us. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning and president-elect trump just tweeting at that tillerson pick just moments ago, saying the thing i like best about rex tiller sorn he has vast experience with dealing with all types of foreign governments. if tillerson is confirmed, lit break tradition. he'll be the first person ever without any government of military experience leading the state department. this, as president-elect trump has also invited another rival to join his administration.
this morning, president-elect donald trump making that much anticipated announcement, selecting exxonmobil's ceo, rex tillerson, to be secretary of state. as a businessman, tillerson was clear about his goals on deals overseas. >> i'm not here to represent the united states government's interests. i'm not here to defend it nor am i here to criticize it. that's not what i do. i'm a businessman. >> reporter: tillerson has no formal experience in government. but since taking his current role in 2006, the 64-year-old has brokered international deals as the leader of one of the world's most valuable publicly traded oil companies, including deals with russia. >> i've invested a lot of money, our company has invested a lot of money in russia. very successfully. >> reporter: tillerson's global ties especially his relationship with russian president vladimir putin, now under the microscope. the two seen here sharing a champagne toast, putin even honoring him with the order of friendship, one of the country's top honors for foreigners. >> i've known him since 1999 and i have a very close relationship with him.
i don't agree with everything he's doing. i don't agree with everything a lot of leaders are doing. >> reporter: the expected cabinet appointment happening as leaders in congress break with the president-elect, announcing they will investigate if russia used hackers to try and influence the election. >> this simply cannot be a partisan issue. >> reporter: overnight the president weighing in. >> i don't think there was any doubt among anybody in the media or among members of congress as to who was being advantaged or disadvantaged by the political gossip that was being put out in drip, drip, drip fashion. >> reporter: this as transition sources tell abc news president-elect trump has selected former texas governor rick perry as secretary of the department of energy. perry, who once compared trump to cancer, also famously forgot he wanted to abolish the energy department. >> the third agency of government i would do away with,
-- exoccasion, um, the -- uh -- >> commerce. >> commerce. and let's see. i can't. the third one i can't, sorry. oops. >> reporter: perry, who was recently on "dancing with the stars," seen here with vanilla ice, was back at trump tower just yesterday for a second round of meetings. now for weeks we have been telling you that president-elect trump will host a news conference on thursday to discuss his biss and what he's doing with them. he's now postponed that news conference. he tweeted overnight, even though i'm not mandated by law to do soly be leaving my businesses before january 20th so i can focus full-time on the presidency. two of my children, don and eric, plus executives, will manage them. no new deals will be done during my terms in office. but still, so many questions about the conflicts of interest. how this will work with his family and his business. we'll have to wait for some of
those answers. george? >> thank you, tom. more on this from martha raddatz. matt dowd and, martha, let me begin with you on rex tillerson. came well recommended from james baker, former defense secretary robert gates. condi rice, who worked with president george w. bush. so what's the best case for tillerson? >> reporter: he is a highly successful dealmaker. he does know players around the world, not just in russia and knows how to negotiate. tillerson has said himself that the russian government knows that when he says no, he means it. and if you want to shake things up around the world and inside the state department itself, with those career diplomats, rex tillerson can probably do that. and if trump brings in john bolton as deputy secretary of state who has a very different view of the world than it seems trump has, he will have a kind of good cop/bad cop working there with tillerson and bolton. and that can potentially work well. but i think we also have to point out, george, that we really don't know what trump's
grand strategy or foreign policy really is and where he wants to go with it. >> we could find out at the confirmation hearings of tillerson. he's also getting caught in a squeeze play, questions over ties to put frn republican -- putin from republicans and from democrats on climate change. >> reporter: exactly and that's another thing. we don't really know what tillerson will do with that. he had business dealings that were affected by that before. he says he certainly believes in climate change. but putin said they want a better relationship and that is going to be tougher right now because of that and because of these hacking charges. although, so far, donald trump says he doesn't believe that. >> on those hacking charges, matthew dowd, the real collision coming between donald trump, the president-elect and congress including republicans in congress. >> well, looks like what donald trump has united opposition on this whole issue, not only related to what martha said, to the cabinet pick, there will be vehement opposition. but on this issue, it goes to does it delegitimize donald trump's presidency at the
beginning of it? he already lost the popular vote to hillary clinton and questions related to the election and now you have this situation which donald trump and his staff know is problematic for the integrity as he enters this office. so it's going to be a big problem. monday night when the electors meet around the country, there is some question about how many will abandon him in the course of this. >> you know rick perry pretty well down there in texas. what difference can he make at energy? >> yeah, i know rick really well. i took his filing years ago when he ran as a democrat when i was working at the democratic party. i think the fascinating thing about this, donald trump is nominating rick perry who wants to basically disband the energy department. he's nominated somebody to be head of epa that wants to get rid of regulations. he's nominated somebody as secretary of education that is against much of what the education wants to do. and he's nominated somebody as health and -- hew, as somebody who wants to get rid of much of hat they want to do.
he has a cabinet he put together against much of what those cabinet positions are supposed to be doing. >> thanks very much. michael. >> thank you, george. now to the deep freeze alert from california to new york. ginger is tracking it all and, ginger, i have out my winter coat. i think i need my winter winter coat because this could be the coldest december in a decade. >> you need your february coat. that's what you need. because that's the type of air we're talking about. 15 to 30 degrees below average. it creates a lot of lake-effect snow, already did in my hometown. that's where pictures are from right now. grand rapids, michigan, more than 18 inches in just the last five days. and now we're settling in with the windchill advisories. and the national weather service warning if you're exposed to this type of air, windchills 30 below or less, you could see just in 30 minutes frostbite. this is serious. also the time of year we start to hear about the polar vortex, not a monster but a broad area of low pressure. it may feel like a monster because the jet treatment that acts as a fence, keeping that cold air in, well that is diving south and allowing some cold air to come in. and by some of that, 25 below
the feels like in chicago. look at nashville, 9, you guys. and it gets to the northeast by friday. >> pull up the long johns. >> february, yes. >> thank you, ginger. the latest on the dylann roof trial coming off a chilling day where the jury saw evidence that roof, who killed nine african-americans during bible study. also had plans to target more black churches. steveosunsami is outside the courtroom. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. the victims' families have been filling the courtroom and there have been awkward moments with roof and one of his lawyers laughing during breaks and there's nothing funny here at all. this morning, we expect to hear from police seen here arresting dylann roof in north carolina. after police say he ran from the murder scene at this historic black church in charleston. from his car, police say they pulled a confederate flag and this 45 caliber glock from the backseat under a pillow. and a burned american flag in the trunk. police say they also found a list of other black churches in the charleston area.
in his confession roof told the fbi he considered other targets. >> i thought about going to like a black festival or something like that but they got security and stuff a and you gotta wait for the day. you really can't do it whenever you're ready. >> reporter: roof's video confession played in court is cold-blooded. >> why did you have to do it? >> well, i had to do it because somebody had to do something because, you know, plaque people are killing white people every day. >> reporter: he tells the fbi agents he killed those nine people at a bible study because he's a white nationalist, who doesn't believe black lives matter at all. >> is that why you chose that church? >> oh, yes. >> because you were looking for african-americans? >> right. i wasn't going to go to another church, you know, because there could have been white people there. >> reporter: jurors are learning roof should have never been able to buy the gun. surveillance videos show him going and coming from a gun
store in april, a whole two months before the killings. a background check should have denied him the firearm because of a previous arrest for drug possession. the government got back to that gun store owner at the end of june. a full two weeks after the killings. robin? >> disturbing to hear that, steve, thank you. to that breaking news of a recall of a popular kitchen item. the cpsc warning that older blades on cuisinart food processors could break apart and end up in your food. abc's david kerley has the details. >> reporter: this morning, an urgent warning for a holiday staple. conair the maker of cuisinart and the government announcing that major recall of 8 million food processers. >> these are in millions of american homes including my own and they're really dangerous products. >> reporter: the cpsc and conair urging consumers to stop using the processor's riveted blades with four rivets and beige plastic center hub, seen here working properly in this
cuisinart infomercial. but those blades can crack over time, sending small metal pieces into your processed food. >> imagine having broken bits of a metal blade in your food and in your mouth. there are dozens of incidents of cuts to the mouth and broken teeth because of these products. >> reporter: conair says there are 69 reports of these broken blades and 30 reports of cuts in consumers' mouths or tooth injuries. made over the past 20 years, 22 different models of food processers are being recalled. >> it's probably more in the 20-year-old side and so we don't want consumers to be complacent even if they think they had it for a long time, put it aside. check the model number. make sure you don't have a recalled product. and if you do, please act on the recall. >> reporter: some models were just made last year. this recall just ordered minutes ago. you can go to cpsc.gov. i was just there. and see if your food processer is one of those recalled. now, the company is offering a free replacement blade if you do have one of these recalls and as we said, robin, 8 million of them out there.
>> a lot of them and very serious issue, thank you. >> thank you, robin. now to a manhunt for four thieves accused of stealing more than a million dollars worth of gold in france. terry moran has the latest, good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, michael. the heists get more and more spectacular here in europe. the thieves are more brazen. and it looks like they're taking tips from hollywood. but it's all dangerously real. this morning, an all-out manhunt for the armed robbers who left this scene on a french roadway monday. cars engulfed in flames after assailants targeted an armored truck, french authorities say, and they made off with over $1 million in loot. a meticulously planned ambush like a scene straight from the movie "heat." but in this real-life heist police say four heavily armed men in multiple cars surrounded the semi armored truck forcing it off the highway near lyon. the robbers grabbed 154 pounds of gold dust, valued at $1.6
million before setting one of their own cars on fire. french police say that two security guards were locked inside their truck as the flames spread to nearby cars. but authorities later rescued them unhurt. the brazen robbery the latest in a string of high-profile and as yet unsolved heists in france. there was the kim kardashian robbery in paris last october. five men escaping on bicycles captured in this footage after they allegedly stole up to $10 million in jewelry from kardashian, who was tied up and held at gunpoint. and the so-called "heist of the century," $143 million in jewels nabbed from a jewelry exhibition at a hotel in cannes in 2013. police say that fire was set likely deliberately to destroy evidence, dna, fingerprints and the like, and create a diversion. and thieves, michael, are still on the lam. >> quite a few high-profile things happening in paris. do they think it's the same ring?
>> reporter: well, it is actually they think just opportunistic and careful planning. they have not been able to get on top of the gangs, more than one, that are perpetrating these robberies. michael? >> thank you, terry. >> on to amy right now with today's other top stories. manhunt in georgia. >> the man accused of shooting two police officers in northeast georgia is now under arrest this morning after a three-hour manhunt. police tracked him to a wooded area. earlier, they say, he opened fire after he was stopped in a stolen car. the officers are expected to survive. six police officers have been shot in georgia in just the last week. overseas there are growing concerns we may see an even larger humanitarian disaster in syria. government forces have retaken nearly all of the city of aleppo. tens of thousands of civilians are trapped in a small area still held by rebels. and there are reports that troops have entered homes and shot civilians, including about two dozen women and children. well, the scandal surrounding wells fargo is expanding.
prudential life insurance has now stopped the bank from selling its policies as officials in two states investigate whether wells fargo signed up customers for insurance without the customers' permission. the bank paid a hefty fine after it was accused of doing the same thing with its own products to meet sales goals. and some tense moments on this delta air lines flight in detroit when police dragged a woman down off the aisle and then off the plane. they say that she had not complied with boarding procedures and was refusing to give up her seat. she was arrested and is due in court today. what an exit. all right. finally what looked like a blow-out turned into a thriller on "monday night football." tom brady and the patriots finally pull ahead for good and beat the ravens, look at that. 30-23. brady threw three touchdowns, the patriots appear to be on the road to another super bowl. >> what do you think? >> why are you looking at me? >> what do you think about that?
>> they have a great shot. they'll miss gronkowski but -- they're a good team. they always seem to pull it together. >> amy is out there right now. they're going to the super bowl. >> i said it. >> that's your pick. ginger, you got a new storm out west. >> you know i'm calling them for the super bowl and totally going for it, michael. you know how much i know about sports. all right. let's talk about the pineapple express. that river of moisture, really that fire hose of moisture that will come at northern california tonight through tomorrow. you even have flood watches in place, some of those burn areas could see really big flash flooding. so watch out for that debris flow and southern california by the end of the week.
hello, i'm meteorologist mike nicco from abc 7 mornings. it's going to be cloudy and cool with spotty light showers this afternoon. a better chance across the north bay tomorrow and all of us get heavy rain and gusty breezes thursday. for today you could see the spotty nature of the green out there. significant neighing the afternoon rain. temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. it is mild tonight with low to mid-50s and the best chance in the santa cruz mountains and the north bay for wet weather. i've upped the storm >> again, didn't spend enough time with that. boston 16 below by friday. pats all the way. i said pats. you can do that. >> nobody wants to go there to play them in that weather. >> no, indeed. the decision that could determine dalia dippolito's trial. the woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband choosing not to take the
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speaker paul ryan. all right, and the countdown is already here. the countdown to the super bowl. yes, advertisers -- >> you mean the one that the patriots are in? >> the one that the patriots are going to be in, yes. >> wow. >> everybody in boston is loving you right now. i tell you that. >> kidding. >> advertisers are already getting ready for the big game which commercials are one of my favorite things and budweiser always a big player with their famous clydesdales. as you can see there kicking a field goal. >> classic. >> this year, one major company is calling it quits on the super bowl. much more on that. >> we don't know if the patriots will be in the super bowl. we do know this guy will be there. that's a definite. >> i will be there covering it. the latest on the trial of dalia dippolito. a woman caught on tape talking about hiring a hit man to kill her husband. she decided not to take the stand. so both sides have wrapped their cases. there were some surprises. >> there were big surprises yesterday in court as this trial comes to close. prosecutors getting a chance to show jurors that video of dippolito that the defense
fought so hard to keep out and then defense attorneys dropping a bombshell during closing arguments. this morning, another twist in the murder for hire trial of dalia dippolito. >> give her that freedom back to go home to her family and her infant son. >> reporter: dippolito's lawyer revealing in court during closing arguments she has a child. as the defense rests dippolito choosing not to testify in her retrial. >> you definitely want to do this. >> i'm positive. like 5,000% sure. >> reporter: 34-year-old dippolito is accused of hiring an undercover officer posing as a hit man to kill her newlywed husband of six months. >> is your husband michael? okay, i'm sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> reporter: the spotlight has been put on this video made by the boynton beach police department, which the defense argues was staged and posted online to impress the crew of the tv show "cops" and displayed a lack of integrity in the investigation. a claim the police department denies. but on monday, the judge ruling that the infamous viral video will be shown to the jury.
>> because it's been a feature of the defense case, the state has a right to put that into evidence. >> reporter: dippolito's lawyers insisting the police set her up. dippolito maintains she is innocent. >> this case is 100% on the egregious misconduct of the boynton beach police department and how they used dalia dippolito as a pawn to generate good reality tv for the show "cops." >> reporter: however, prosecutors arguing the video they showed speaks for itself. >> 4,700 bucks. she wanted two bullets put in her husband's head. for nothing. >> reporter: the prosecution will get a chance to give its rebuttal this morning and then dalia dippolito's fate will once again be in the hands of jurors, george. >> okay, let's talk to our legal team, dan abrams and sunny hostin. and dan, no big surprise. no testimony. >> no, if she had testified she'd suddenly have to explain why in the first case the defense was, i thought i was on a reality show.
and i was just acting. and then in this case, the defense has been, put the police on trial. because if she had testified, all of her past statements, meaning including interviews with amy, statements she's made in pretrial hearings, all of which focused on this "i was in a reality show" defense, would have come in. and yet, in this case, the defense is saying, well, that's not really what we're arguing this time. what we're really arguing this time if you want to hold the police accountable throughout this country that dalia dippolito case is the way to do it. and -- >> it's rare anyway for a defendant to testify. we were sitting here before coming out thinking, which defendants have testified and it's been helpful in a murder case? it's very rare. maybe -- maybe the kennedy case. that wasn't a murder case. maybe slager because officers when they get on the witness stand, they do pretty well, i think. but by and large, she had no choice. always a gamble. >> the defense fought hard against having that staged fake murder video shown. big impact. >> big, big impact.
i mean, look at it. she reacts even before being told that her husband allegedly has been murdered. it's bad acting at the worst and then at the beginning of the video she says i'm 5,000% sure i want him murdered. in order to prove that it was the police officer's fault, the police department's fault they have to show -- this defense has to show basically that they induced her to say that. that they planted this crime in her mind. there's no evidence of that. >> and it's the defense's fault this video's come in. meaning the prosecution, the defense, and the judge had all agreed, we won't introduce it this time. but the defense then raises the issue on cross-examination of one of the police officers and now the prosecutors say wait a sec, if this is what you make as the heart of the defense we have to be able to present that video. >> they opened the door. >> does that kill the entrapment defense? >> sorry? >> does that kill the entrapment defense? >> the entrapment defense is not -- look, if you want to say you're entrapped, that's an argument you make in front of a
judge, saying, therefore, evidence shouldn't come in. yes, you can make it in front of a jury. but it's nowhere near as effective to say, oh, you know, we were all kind of suckered into this situation. she's on tape saying it. it is very tough to unring that bell with a jury by just saying, well, she was put in this situation where she shouldn't have been in. and it's not a legally admissible situation. i think that's an argument that you make with a judge. >> i think it kills the entrapment defense. how do you show the police induced her, that they planted this notion of killing her husband in her mind when she says i'm 5,000% sure i want him dead. >> big plea for sympathy, that revelation she has a son. >> yell, that's not going to work. i think perhaps at sentencing, that's something that can be considered. but she was convicted the first time 20 years, convicted and then i think it was 20 years in prison. let's face it, i think she's going to be convicted again. maybe not 20 years. maybe 15? >> i don't know. i think she's facing exactly the same situation. you never know. you can get one juror. that's her best bet. >> oh, well, that's true. >> thanks, guys. michael, what's coming up on
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the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me. welcome back. time for our big board breaking down more of this morning's top stories. gio benitez is at the table. his story in just a moment. i thought we'd kick you out in the cold. >> oh, no. this nice warm studio. >> important story you'll share. >> absolutely. first another important story. could there be a breakthrough in the fight against alzheimer's? a new study suggests a link between the cholesterol fighting drugs statins, and a reduced risk in the disease. dr. jennifer ashton joining us now with more on this. you have our attention, so many people take statins. how big could this be? >> there are about 5 million americans right now living with alzheimer's disease. about 34 million americans take
the statin drug to lower their cholesterol, primarily to protect their heart. this study found an association between those staking statins and a lowered risk of alzheimer's in some groups by as much as 10%. this varied based on the dose, type and race, gender and ethnicity of those taking it and the theory involved cholesterol levels and evidence that that is linked to those plaques that form in the brain. >> knowing this information now do you think we'll see a big uptick in the use of statins? >> probably not yet. it's not quite ready for prime time. it needs more research. you always need to consider risk versus benefit versus alternatives. and some cases, of course, cost. and really, you have to remember there are more things that affect the cholesterol level than just diet. although that's very important and there are other things that cause alzheimer's disease. we know there are other associated risk factors such as head trauma. age, inflammation, some
environmental factors, so this may be an important piece of the puzzle. but it's still a piece. it's not the whole pie. >> very promising, though. yes. all right. jen. >> absolutely. >> thank you, doc. now to an amazing story of survival. an 8-year-old boy coming to his mother's rescue after she fell into an ice-covered pond outside of chicago. the boy, quick on his feet, made this 911 call. >> tell her that the police said she needs to come back to the shore. >> the police say you need to come back to the shore! you need to come back to the shore! >> good job. good job. >> good job there, young man. it was her son who called in. when he saw his mom fall in. thankfully, the rescuers got there in time and she's okay. but, gio, if you find yourself walking along, and you fall into an icy pond what do you do? >> this will be a little bit of a live show and tell and enlisted the help of kent vnuk at the hennepin county sheriff's office.
and joining us from lake minnetonka in minnesota, where the temperature there is really, really quite low. he's going to help us illustrate how to survive. and you heard that dispatcher say, come back to the shore. that's what you want to do. you need to come back. it goes against your instinct, right? isn't that right, lieutenant? >> yeah, absolutely. what you want to do is go back to where you fell in. you know that ice was strong where you were just walking. >> that's right and once you actually get back to that ice, once you swim back to it you find that strong ice. you need to sort of pick yourself up and there is a way to do that. called the elbow kick roll your way out. can you tell us about that, lieutenant? >> ooh. >> ooh. >> yeah, absolutely. as you notice, he just fell in. what we want to do is go back to where he just fell in. what you need to do is get your body as far out of the water as you can. get your elbows out on the ice. and lay horizontal like doing the breaststroke. and we want you to kick your feet as hard as you can, just like you're swimming. and at the same time, pull
yourself up on the ice and roll away from that hole. we want you to roll away from that hole where you get back on to safe ice. >> okay, that's if you're by yourself. what if you're with a friend or -- >> right away you'll want to try to help but the first thing you got to do. call 911. and once -- >> like the boy did. >> that's right. you want to call 911 first. and then you can try to help. and once you're there to help, you want to stay about 20 feet away from the hole. you want to try to use something to actually pull them out. right, lieutenant? >> yeah, absolutely. after you call 911, get anything you can get -- a jumper cable, a rope, a pole, a branch. whatever it is you can. but you want to have about 20 feet in between you. >> need to keep that in mind because your first instinct would be go right to the edge but that -- you can tell him he can come out of the water now. >> i think he's enjoying it too much. >> there we go. >> you don't want to go to the edge. >> yeah. >> oh, man. >> i see what you're saying there. >> you don't want to become a victim yourself. >> those are jumper cables. you see that.
>> whatever means necessary. whatever you have available. >> jumper cables. whatever it may be. >> and then roll away like that. very helpful because if there's an arctic blast out there right now and there are a lot of frozen water systems out. >> you get so scared when you're out there. >> i got to admit i thought you were going to be there. >> huh-uh. but lieutenant is helping us out. he's nice. and he's got those jackets on. >> yeah. >> get someplace warm and thank you, sir. thank you for everyone for that very important demonstration for our viewers. we appreciate it, sir. take care. you're welcome. frozen. he did say something but we couldn't hear. because our -- coming up in two minutes, thank you, gio. coming up in two minutes, one of your favorite super bowl advertisers is sitting this one out. we'll tell you who and why next. >> wow. plus, still ahead, the popular "flip or flop" hosts calling it quits. what's behind their breakup and what will happen to their show?
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bowl ads. >> give me that! >> reporter: but frito-lay is closing the bag on their very popular super bowl commercials. the doritos that running an ad in next year's super bowl did not fit with our marketing plans. >> ah! >> aaagh! >> reporter: it's not just doritos. you won't see cheetos, fritos or sun chips either. >> it gives them a year off to see what they want to do if they come back for next year's game and reassess their strategy. >> put it back. keep your hands off my mama. keep your hands off my doritos. >> reporter: ten years ago, frito-lay called an audible on super bowl advertising, soliciting commercials from amateur filmmakers to go head to head against advertising behemoths like coke and bud light. >> today, we celebrate our independence day! >> are you just quoting "independence day." >> reporter: frito-lay isn't the only veteran to decide to sit on the sidelines.
go daddy stepped out of last year's super bowl spotlight and toyota also announced it will not advertise during super bowl li also citing a marketing strategy. >> if you're going to spend that amount of money, you got to have something really important to say or else it's going to be overshadowed by other ads around it. >> reporter: as my esteemed colleagues pointed out, i left out a comma and a few zeros. hey, been here two years. about time i made a mistake on the air. >> ah. >> it was 5 million. not 5,000. >> $5 million for a 30-second ad. we'd all advertise if it was 5,000. >> we'll all chip in. >> pepsico, behind frito-lay, they're actually responsible for the half time show. so still going to get a big presence and they're paying -- >> everybody is eating doritos. >> it's doritos. they practically sell themselves. >> you got an advertisement right here so -- >> priceless. >> 5 million for a 30-second ad.
i was due for one, right? >> and t.j. has messed up for the first time in two years. there you go, not a bad record. t.j. >> start the streak all over. coming up in our next hour, parenting alert. so many kids spending hours on youtube. how is it affecting their development? dr. besser will tell us. lara, what's going on upstairs? >> george, it is a great audience today, and star-studded morning. michael fassbender, helen mirren and find out why lionel richie has all of us dancing on the ceiling. coming up on "gma." ceiling. coming up on "gma."
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now an incredible surprise for this cafeteria worker and those lucky kids live on "gma." ♪ i'm on the edge it is a star-studded morning here on "gma." helen mirren, the cast of "aladdin" and michael fassbender. >> and he's saying -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ something in the way you move ♪ good morning, america. we have a great audience this tuesday morning and we have a lot to get to this morning, and, robin, you had a special night. >> hanging out with some royalty, king james, king james, lebron james, yes, he was named "sports illustrated" sports person of the year for a second time. only tiger woods is the only other athlete to get it twice and big awards ceremony and we'll talk to him about that and you'll hear what he's really
working on. you know who i enjoyed hanging out with, meg from make-a-wish. [ applause ] she wants to be a makeup artist. i love that smile. yes. >> makeup artist. >> yes. makeup artist. >> in the right place. >> we all need it. >> yes. >> meg, i need a lot of it. >> makeup! >> and you have a big night coming up, by the way, as well. >> another one? >> yes. >> sports broadcast hall of fame tonight. [ applause ] very, very proud of you. >> thank you. >> you're modest. you're modest. we love you, though, robin. that's great. and you know what, we're closing in on the end of our great american christmas cookie -- >> please, please. >> -- search. >> please. >> we can't stop eating these cookies, so we're asking -- >> every day. >> and today i got to say i grabbed another one because we have banana pudding cookies. all right, and they're there
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morning about rex tillerson. he posted this, the thing i like best about rex tillerson is that he has vast experience at dealing successfully with all types of foreign governments. now, trump talking about his dealings as exxonmobil's ceo and the international deals he's done for decades. he also has a long-standing relationship with vladimir putin. that's what some of trump's critics don't like because at one point putin actually gave tillerson an award. it's called the order of friendship and it's an honor given to foreigners by the russian government. now, the other big news this morning, it's been a busy morning on the transition team. trump has invited rick perry to join his administration as the secretary of the energy department, an interesting pick, why? because at one point perry wanted to abolish that department. amy. >> thank you. millions of americans are now bracing for a polar plunge this morning. the midwest preparing for the worst of it in some areas, it could feel like 35 degrees below zero by thursday and that cold
air will make its way to the northeast by friday. meanwhile, in the west, flood watches have been issued for parts of california. ginger tells us 4 to 8 inches of rain possible in some areas through friday. and new details about that warehouse fire tragedy in oakland. an overloaded electrical system and extension cords have reportedly been linked to the fire. first responders gathered overnight for a vigil to remember the 36 victims. a consumer alert this morning. a data breach at quest diagnostics. the company says 34,000 patients have had some of their personal information compromised, names, lab results and some telephone numbers were hacked, but the company says no financial or insurance information was compromised. and a veteran of the wars in iraq and afghanistan who recently became one of the first people to receive a double arm transplant is reporting a breakthrough. john peck just posted video showing him controlling -- look at that -- one of his new elbows for the first time. peck lost his arms and his legs after an explosion but with the
help of physical therapy, he is planning a career as a chef. finally all parents want the best of everything for their kids and that includes the orangutans at the zoo in waco, texas. they are expecting and zookeepers have registered may and k.j., not in a pet store, but at target. on their list, bubble bath and baby shampoo, an adele album and the movie "zootopia" among other things. the zoo says baby orangutans need enrichment just like others. the shower is next sunday and so you know, still plenty of things on the registry for you to pick out. >> i wonder if their zookeeper likes adele. >> shampoo. >> just like us, huh, lara. >> absolutely. "pop news" time? >> let's do it. >> all right. >> good morning, everybody. say hello to a new tour i'm very excited about that will have you dancing on the ceiling. you guessed it. lionel richie teaming with mariah carey. that is a great duo.
they'll hit the road for a joint tour in 2017. the two grammy award winning singers announce all the hits tour, a nine-hour show, i'm kidding. it will kick off march 15th in baltimore. the duo will perform 35 shows in big cities across the country. everybody got a chance, tickets go on sale presale today and then general tickets go on sale december 17th at livenation.com. >> great combo. >> that is a great combo. if they sing "endless love," that's a drop the mike moment. >> good point. >> thank you, robin. agreed. also in "pop news" this morning, next up, i felt like a -- >> i know you did. >> a real news transition there. a retired french doctor gave curators a $15.8 million surprise when he brought in his late father's art collection to be evaluated. no one knew including the son that in that collection was a drawing by none other than leonardo da vinci. unbelievable. the long lost creation depicts martyred st. sebastian with a
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>> people. >> did you see the woman with the red sweater back there? two thumbs up. >> i wanted to say, this is a kid-free house. she does admit she will only use it on special occasions like thursdays, saturdays and mondays. no, new year's eve. the wine does not age well she has discovered once it's out of the bottle but she'll live with it. she says she's so proud of this hack saying my adult life has just peaked. you know what, good for her. >> that's smart. >> pretty smart. >> true innovator and that is "pop news," everybody. >> lara spencer, ladies and gentlemen. [ applause ] that was a good one. by the way, i heard david beckham was here for "pop news" yesterday. >> he said hello. he missed you terribly. >> uh-huh. wink-wink. coming up, that "flip or flop" split. why the popular hosts are breaking up and what it means for the show. that's coming up. come on back. [ applause ]
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[ applause ] welcome back to "gma." and we have the reality hosts who are announcing their split. hgtv's "flip or flop" hosts revealing they're ending their seven-year marriage and now there are questions about the future of their show and family. abc's mara schiavocampo has the latest. >> you kind of surprised us. the house isn't done yet. i want your honest opinion. >> reporter: this morning, the stars of hgtv's "flip or flop" calling it quits. in a statement tarek and christina el moussa telling abc news, "we have decided to separate while we re-evaluate the future of our marriage." the couple married since 2009 share two young children, 6-year-old taylor and 15-month-old brayden. >> we have a crazy busy life. we love flipping houses but nothing compares to spending time with our family. >> reporter: but recently they faced several public challenges. >> tarek and christina have had a number of stresses in their
marriage for several years now. >> reporter: in 2013 tarek diagnosed with cancer, eventually having his thyroid removed. just two weeks ago announcing he is now cancer-free. and their success path education real estate investment workshops plagued with complaints. >> i stand by our product. it's our tool, it's our system. it's what tarek and i do. i've heard only minimal complaints. >> reporter: what appears to be a breaking point in may, police reportedly responding to the couple's home after the call of a possibly suicidal man with a gun. in their statement, the el moussas saying there was no violence and no charges were filed and that since then they chose to get counseling. now they say they're most dedicated to co-parenting their young children adding they're committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be. hgtv says as for the show, they will continue production as scheduled. >> it may be really hard to watch their tv show and see them
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>> and right now we have a parenting alert about kids and youtube. more and more kids are making videos and watching them getting billions of views but an article in "the washington post" shines a light on how all that time online could affect their development and rich besser is here to talk about it. my kids love this stuff. i don't let them post but they're watching diy things all the time. you say that there is a concern for younger children. >> right, for younger children. so when you go to youtube, you're seeing videos of kids doing everything, going shopping, opening toys, playing with balls. >> making slime. >> yeah, making slime. doing all kinds of things and it's different than the videos recommended for little kids. if you're looking at a "sesame street" video, there it's been designed to focus on teaching your child and shown to improve literacy. the videos that are on youtube, it's whatever people decide to post. >> and it blurs the lines between what's real and in their own lives. >> when you're talking about preschool kids, they have a hard time telling. is that my real friend or is that a tv friend? they're seeing ads with these. because they're being watched
millions of times and they can't tell the difference between the ad that's selling them something and the program which is designed to be entertaining, so as a parent your kids will be wanting things you may not want, behaving in different ways. it makes parenting a little harder. >> so you have to keep an eye on it. what shoulds parents do? >> the academy of pediatrics recommends for preschoolers, no recommends no screen time. decide how you want to use it. there is an app that allows you to limb the time and put age grouping around the parent stuff but every minute there are 400 hours of new content going on youtube, so you can't count on that app screening everything out so you want to make sure -- youtube is designed for kids 13 and older. you want to make sure you're watching the videos with your kids first and watching them together. and then the most important thing is turn it off and let your kids play these things in the real world. maybe there is an idea there and you can turn it into a creative project so it's not -- >> so, use it as a jumping off point.
>> so their life isn't there. their life is in the real world but maybe get some creative ideas. >> great advice. rich besser, thanks very much. over to robin. thank you. it was a great night at the annual "sports illustrated" sports person of the year award. lebron james winning yet another honor celebrating his commitment to his team, his hometown. i talked to king james about his extraordinary year. this is your 26th, 26th "s.i." cover. i remember the first one, the chosen. headband on. even in that original article, you talked about how you had a picture of yourself in a fake "s.i." cover over your tv. now here you are two-time sports person of the year, 26 covers. do you reflect on the journey? >> i haven't yet. i haven't yet, because i'm still walking that yellow brick road. any time that i hear like you said it's my 26th cover of
"sports illustrated," it's like i never dreamed about that. i was just like give me one please when i was a kid and i made my own up. it's just too humbling. >> ladies and gentlemen, please rise for sports person of the year, king james. >> lebron james presented with a top honor at last night's sports person of the year event hosted by "sports illustrated." >> this isn't about me. this is much bigger than me. >> what does this honor mean to you? >> first of all, i'm humbled and honored to be the recipient of this award once again. it means more for, you know, my family and my friends and my fans and my kids that i represent with my foundation. i'm more happy of the fact that i'm receiving this on behalf of them. >> reporter: among the highlights of the night the muhammad ali legacy award going to bill russell and attendees jim brown and kareem abdul-jabbar. they're icons but also known for their activism. what have you learned from these
three? >> when i decided that sports is going to be something i wanted to do, i started to read about the history of sport. guys who, you know, not only was phenomenal in their respective sport but also what did they do outside of sport that made them so transcendent. as good as they were in those times where definitely nothing was handed to them and everything was earned. >> cleveland is a city of champions once again. >> reporter: as lebron takes time to appreciate his hard earned milestones of 2016, he is also looking forward to a different title, executive producer of the new trivia game show "the wall." >> there's no better feeling than winning. >> i've been seeing this promo about "the wall". >> i'm so excited about this game. i can't tell -- i can't tell you. >> that's the kid in you. >> this is the kid in me because i wish i could be -- i want to play the game too. we're giving normal people an opportunity to change their lives in one hour. i mean actually really change their lives. >> yeah, i'd say change their lives because they can win up to
$12 million. >> $12 million. >> yes. his first cover he was a junior in high school. first cover of "s.i." and now 26 later, second time, sports person of the year. a great guy. >> junior? >> junior in high school. the chosen -- so much for that "s.i." cover jinx. >> yeah. >> you call him the king. we call you the queen, and you're leaving a little early today because you are going to get inducted into the sports broadcast hall of fame. congratulations to you, robin. >> thank you. [ applause ] thank you.
good morning, i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. let's get a quick look at traffic conditions with alexis smith. >> good morning. things are slowly starting to improve. on the southbound of san francisco, we had two separate sig-alerts and we had some major back-ups around 101 around 280 and including the down motorcycle has cleared but again 101 and 280 out of san francisco, you could expect some delays. >> thank you, alexis.
good morning, before you head out, grab a coat that will keep you warm enough from mid-40s to low 50s right now. worst storm, we're on storm watch. we have a one light today and tomorrow but i wan to focus on thursday because i've upped it too a trhree, gusts and power outage possible and it will linger through friday and then sunshine and temperatures in the 50s for the weather. >> we're all watching on thursday. thank you, mike. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes and of course always on our free abc 7 news app. you can join reggie, mike alexis and jessica and me for abc 7 mornings week days starting at
4:30 a.m. going until 7:00 a.m. news continues now with "good morning america." ♪ welcome to my house [ applause ] and welcome back to "gma." a great audience with us this tuesday morning. thank you guys for coming in here. >> you know what, george, the holiday, holiday spirit and you guys may have heard this a story so heart warming it might be santa in disguise. yes, jessie tenyani, cafeteria worker at advocate trinity hospital outside of chicago and for the past eight years she has set aside a big part of her paycheck to buy toys for the kids at the hospital. she's giving $5,000 worth of toys. >> wow! [ applause ] >> well done. so everybody, are you ready to meet her? >> yes.
[ cheers and applause ] >> jessie is live along with her co-worker karen connelly. good morning, jessie, good morning, karen. >> good morning. >> now, jessie, you've been doing this for eight years. what was your inspiration to give away toys to the kids? >> i tell you what inspired me was i was watching tv and i saw children in the hospital and i saw children in all -- in all around the world and i look on the tv and i was asking myself what can i do for the children? to put a smile on their faces and god put in my heart, so i decided to buy toys to put a smile on the children so that inspired me what i saw on the tv. >> what you're doing is inspiring everybody else, putting a smile on our faces as well and, karen, you work with jessie at the hospital and you know how special she is. how incredible she is so give us
a little bit more. i'm sure she doesn't want to brag on herself. >> i'm happy to brag about her. so, jessie has been doing this for the past eight years and we're just so, so appreciative to be able to benefit from her generous gift. the children could not be happier here to receive these gifts. it's not easy for patients and families to be in the hospital at christmastime and just to know that somebody is thinking of them from our community is so heartwarming and we couldn't be more blessed to have jessie think of us every year. >> jessie, you don't have kids of your own but you have adopted these kids at the hospital so how does it make you feel when you give them their toys and you see their faces light up? >> i feel wonderful. i feel great. and i feel at peace because what i do is to put a smile on their face of a child who is going through so much, whatever the pain they might go through, so i
try to calm that pain with whatever helps. i decided to do something for them to put a smile on their face and it makes me feel great inside me. i feel so wonderful and so blessed to have this opportunity to help these children and continuing helping these children as long as i live. >> let's put a smile on those kids with you and put a smile on their face. go ahead and give them their toys you got hidden over there. >> yes, yes, yes. >> are you dead di? >> all right. >> whoo. let's go. here it comes. who wants presents? >> here we go. >> oh. wow. >> oh, my goodness. toys everywhere. [ applause ] >> whoo-hoo. >> and, jessie. >> all right. >> i want to say, jessie, we're so inspired by you, jessie. we're so inspired by you,
jessie, we called our friends over at toys "r" us and they wanted to chip in and make sure we can keep this act of kiensness going and be a part of it so they have something. we have something very special for you, our producer rob is going to walk it out to you right now. >> oh, my gosh. >> yes, a check for $5,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you so much. >> keep the tradition alive and keep it going for the kids. >> thank you. thank you. >> we're so excited. >> i'm so excited. thank you so much. >> you know what, jessie, we know this can be stressful as well and doing so much for so many others. we wanted to do something for you so we got you a little something too. it is for the new day spa there in illinois. you're going to go there and you're going to be pampered and get the treatment you deserve. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, wow. thank you. i love this. thank you very much. i thank you so much, guys, it's wonderful. thank you. >> thank you for everything that
you've done, jessie, karen, thank you for joining us. kid, thank you for joining us, as well. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> yes. >> you did it. >> forget all the toys, she rents a u-haul to get them there. she works tirelessly so i hope she enjoys a day of beauty for herself. >> another special person joining us at the table. he starred in "steve jobs" and "x-men" and in a big new role in "assassin's creed." please welcome michael fassbender. ♪ i'm on the edge of glory [ applause ] >> hey, man. >> how are you? >> good to see you guys. >> thank you. [ applause ]
>> i won't say no. >> welcome. >> thank you. >> so we've seen you in so many roles from "steve jobs" to "magneto." i understand it's true before you had acting aspirations you wanted to be a munition. >> i did, yes. >> how did that go? >> not too good obviously. >> yeah. >> i wanted to be a lead guitarist in a heavy metal band. >> you like metallica, i read. >> yes. >> i like the way you think. that's great but you were unplugged actually at one point. >> i was unplugged, yeah. i played with a friend of mine that was michael and michael and -- >> that was the name of your band? >> no, we didn't really have a band. >> exactly. >> and we ended up playing electric guitars in a pub and they were very sweet to let us play because it was raining outside and we were supposed to be bustling with electrical guitars and put us in the pub. turn it down, turn it down, turn it down.
turn it all the way down. unplugged our guitars. we kept trying? and led you to where you are now, right? >> i guess so, yes. >> of course, all paths lead to where you should be and as i was reading about your history, apparently when you played steve jobs you found it slightly challenging because you and technology do not go together. >> i'm the worst with phone, computers, technology. >> how was it when you were playing steve and you're so convincing, by the way, just a great film when you have to talk the talk. >> well. >> apparently he wasn't great in terms of sort of, you know, the ins and outs of it but he obviously -- he had the vision and pulled everyone together plus i guess, you know, i'm an actor. >> yeah. >> that's true. and speaking of your acting chops, think new movie "assas n "assassin's creed." you trained a lot for the role.
but before you hit it big you said you would challenge yourself with different stunts so what did you like to do? >> before i was -- yeah, when i was an out of work actor i had little challenges. one of them was to dive off the ten-meter block in the swimming pool, you know. >> you got a diver right there. it hurts. >> i was up at the top. it took me age, i was looking down. look too long, it's not going to happen and these kids were coming up like 10, 11 years old and launching themselves off sideway, flipping. and i was still up there. they came back up again and they're like -- they all went -- >> water wings on. >> they all went flying off the edge except one kid was like, you haven't gone off yet, have you. i was like no and he's like are you scared. i was like yep. he said i was scared the first time. go for it. you'll hurt yourself a little bit but you'll be okay. i took his advice and he was right. i hurt myself a little bit but,
not as pump as i thought. >> you hold your own in this new movie and we have a look at it right now. let's take a look. >> what do you want from me? >> listen to me carefully. you're about to enter. what you're about to see, hear and feel are the memories of someone who's been dead for 500 years. >> wait a minute. >> achieved. >> commence regression. >> very powerful. this movie is based from a video game. are you a gamer at all? >> i am not a gamer, no. but i just -- i just love this universe that was created. sat down and had lunch with them and by the end of the lunch we were collaborating and we started writing a script because we didn't have anything at the
beginning. i mean, they had this dense universe. >> you had a game that you created a movie out of. >> that's right, yeah. >> you -- your dna takes you to your own ancestors. >> that machine is like a genetic delorean. allows you to time travel through your genetic code which is cool. the concept around the game which i think is really plausible within our dna we have the knowledge and experience of our ancestors. that's been sort of passed down. >> makes total sense. >> it's a great movie and i'll be seeing it again with my stepson who is a huge fan of assassin's creed. michael fassbender, thanks for joining us. >> they said you play on the soundtrack. michael and michael should have been on the soundtrack. the movie is "assassin's creed" and hits movie
we are back on "good morning america." this is adam jacobs. this is it james monroe. they play aladdin and the genie. i have the lamp and you're about to see a performance like you've never seen before. 1,000. how does it feel, guys? >> amazing. >> feels pretty good. good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. it is going to be mostly cloudy to cloudy from now until noon and then scattered light showers
this afternoon and tomorrow. it is one, light on the storm impact scale. but thursday's storm is going to be strong with some flooding and gusty winds. all that brought to you by carmax. lara with all this stuff behind the scenes, you know you're about to see a good show. >> ginger, you look fantastic. now that we're going to talk about a woman who inspires men and women alike, dame helen mirren starring alongside will smith in "collateral beauty" and came by to talk about what's beautiful to her. >> i know. i know people write letters to the universe all the time. most don't get a personal response. but you are because i just wanted to tell you that you're wrong. i'm not some powerless middle management following orders. you see, i didn't want to make the trade. it was my call. >> i don't want this. i don't want this. >> i don't tell you how to do your job so i'd appreciate it if you didn't tell me how to do mine. >> dame helen mirren, this film
is so moving, so surprising and without giving anything away let's talk about the three themes that come up again and again. and they are death, love and time. >> yes, that's sort of represented by characterizations, it's kind of unlike any other film that i know. it's about the journey of life and a journey through tragedy and so sadly many people have to make that journey. >> will smith recently posted a cast picture. it just seems like you guys gelled. >> an amazing cast. you always need a really good person who focuses everybody and that is will and will is such an extraordinary man. the first time i spent any time with him. >> mirren says she has done it all including posing for the classic pirelli pinup calendar at age 71. you look exquisite. >> well, i don't but -- >> you do. >> i don't. when i was doing the photo shoot, oh, god, do i really -- have makeup on and like, you know, and a beautiful flowing
dress or something. no, big hairy blanket and no makeup and i was full of prep dags but when i saw the whole calendar put together there is a cumulative power of that calendar. this is just another way of looking at beauty. it's a different kind of beauty. >> you are always talked about as being incredibly beautiful, incredibly sexy. do you like hearing that. >> no, because it's not really true and also, you know, these things pass. it's as if we can only operate through our sexual allure for want of a better word and such rubbish and so untrue about women and i just -- i just don't want women to be constantly pushed back into that. >> box. >> that box constantly. we together have to think of a new word. >> i like smart. >> smart is good. smart and funny.
>> a one-two punch. >> i'll take them any day? me too, absolutely. >> and she is both. "collateral beauty" opens on friday. and coming up, ♪ ♪ ♪ how else do you think he gets around so fast? take the reins this holiday and get the mercedes-benz you've always wanted during the winter event. now lease the 2017 gla250 for $329 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer.
all seems beautiful to me. back here on "gma" and on broadway we are about to see "friend like me" from the hit show "aladdin." yes, it is in five productions worldwide and you're about to hear one of the songs. all right. let's go ahead and get to it. adam jacobs, james monroe and the cast of "aladdin." ♪ oh my ♪ well ali baba had them 40 thieves ♪ ♪ scheherazade had a thousand sales ♪ ♪ but master you're in luck 'cause up your sleeves ♪ ♪ you've got a brand of magic never fails ♪ ♪ you've got some power in your
corner now ♪ ♪ some heavy ammunition in your camp ♪ ♪ you got some punch pizazz yahoo and how ♪ ♪ see all you gotta do is rub that lamp and i'll say ♪ ♪ mr. aladdin sir what will your pleasure be ♪ ♪ let me take your order jot it down ♪ ♪ you ain't never had a friend like me ♪ >> come on, fellas. let's show them how it's done. whoo! come on, y'all. here we go. ♪ ♪ have some of column a try all of column b ♪ ♪ i'm in the mood to help you dude you ain't never had a friend like me ♪ ♪ oh my no no my my my come on ♪ ♪ can your friends do this ♪ no, really. can they ♪ ♪ get them ladies
♪ ♪ >> i'd like to bring the house down a little bit sing a few old classics. a couple of favorites of mine for a new friend. have a sit. you're going to love this ♪ ♪ tale as old as time thank you, thank you very much. ♪ true as it can be barely even friends beauty and -- look at this stuff isn't it neat wouldn't you think my collection is complete ♪ ♪ wouldn't you think i'm the genie who has everything ♪ ♪ in the great white just the same ♪
♪ ever a surprise ♪ though he's sitting here watch how i disappear right before your eyes ♪ ♪ yes >> look, everybody it's a trunk. can your friends do this ♪ ♪ can your friends do that can your friends do tap ♪ ♪ hey, kid, can you tap-dance >> no. ♪ you can now >> get up, y'all. ♪ >> whoo. >> come on. we got this. yes. here we go. ♪ >> whoo!
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good morning. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. now there are storms moving our way right now so for that let's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> hi, everybody. it starts with cloudy conditions this morning. temperatures in the mid-40s to mid-50s if you are stepping out. but on the storm impact scale, look at that, we're going to go three for thursday because there is moderate to heavy rain, gusts and flooding and power outages. >> taking a look at the roads. our earlier issues at 101 and 280 have cleared and looking at westbound 80, another collision cleared near powell and a quick check of drive times. 80 highway 4 to the maze 30 minutes and 20 across the bay bridge and 20 if you are heading to the airport. >> we are back at 11:00 for the midday news. i hope you join me now. our reporting continues now on
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