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♪ good morning, america. not backing down. the white house digging in. president trump's unsubstantiated wiretap claims even after lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say there's just no proof. you think he's going to be vindicated. you think he's still going to be vindicated? >> i believe he will. >> the trump administration fired up as the president tries to sell his health care plan and budget to the country. >> raging inferno. a five-alarm fire tearing through a city block in downtown raleigh. massive flames spreading across five buildings. >> we're not going to be able to control the fire. >> families forced to evacuate. the race to put out the blaze. manhunt for a killer after two teens' bodies are found on the side of a country road. their families speaking out for help and a devastated community searching for answers. ♪ welcome to my house let the bracket busting begin. the march madness teams
celebrating big this morning. >> northwestern has won. >> the huge mistake that helped northwestern make history. and the 12th seeded team taking home a huge upset. who's on their way to ncaa glory? and, good morning, america. boy, march madness living up to the hype already. huh? >> how is your bracket doing there, michael. >> my bracket is good. i picked northwestern. >> you did? >> i'm doing all right. >> wow! i'm impressed. >> oh, yes. >> good start for you. happy st. patrick's day, everyone. >> take a look at the white house getting into the spirit. turning their fountain green. we're all wearing green too. >> sort of. we have got some green. >> i have a green leaf on my dress. >> i have teal. but i was grown two days ago so that carries over as well. >> mint, mint, that's good.
robin is on a very special assignment in austria this morning. good morning, robin. >> you guys are green with envy. because i'm here. it is beautiful to be here for special olympics. world winter games. it is spectacular. in a word, the incredible athletes from all around the world competing here and did i mention the setting here. the majestic austrian alps. this is inspiring in so many ways and i'll share that with you throughout the morning. >> it looks gorgeous. can't wait to get back to that. first the latest from the white house on president trump's explosive claim that president obama ordered wiretapping of trump tower. the baseless allegation has now been debunked by both houses. the white house standing by the president's tweets. our jon carl had a contentious exchange with sean spicer. in the briefing room yesterday. he jones us for the details. jon, one of the most surreal white house briefings i have ever seen. >> reporter: i've certainly never seen anything like it,
george but the white house is digging in, even as top republicans have joined democrats in saying they have seen absolutely no evidence to justify the president's accusations. white house press secretary sean spicer insists the president will be proven right about the alleged wiretapping of trump tower. >> so, you think he's still going to be vindicated. >> i believe he will. >> reporter: it's getting harder and harder to find anybody who agrees. now the top democrat and top republican on the senate intelligence committee have issued a joint statement saying they've seen no proof to back up president trump's accusation that president obama tapped his phone. we've seen no indications, they said, that trump tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the united states government either before or after election day 2016. speaker of the house paul ryan agrees. >> no such wiretap existed. we've cleared that up. that we have seen no evidence of that. >> reporter: the white house
says the president isn't backing down. the senate intelligence committee is saying point blank they have seen no indications of surveillance. >> where was your passion and concern when they said there was no connection to russia? where was it then? crickets from you guys. because at the end of the day -- >> so you say the president stands by his allegation that president obama wiretapped his tower. >> i'm making a point. the point is this. number one, it's interesting when evidence comes out and people who have been briefed on the russia connection comes out and say there was nothing they have seen that proves a connection, you choose not to cover that. >> i am asking you to respond to the senate intelligence committee. >> i'm trying to answer, jonathan. if you can calm down. >> reporter: that went on for nearly eight minutes straight. spicer reading from media reports and conservative commentary citing unconfirmed and anonymous sources alleging surveillance of trump tower or of trump associates. so, are you saying that the president still stands by his allegation that president obama ordered wiretapping or surveillance of trump tower
despite the fact that the senate intelligence committee says they see no indication that it happened? does the president still stand by his allegation. >> he stands by it but you're mischaracterizing what happened today. >> reporter: no. think say they saw no indication. i'm reading exactly from their statement. >> i understand that and at the same time they acknowledge that they have not been in contact with the department of justice. >> reporter: the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee said in a statement after spicer's briefing, that the leaders would not have made the statement they made without having been fully briefed by authorities. >> so, jon, the officials debunking it keep on piling up and they're doubling down standing by the tweets but also trying to slide off them at the same time. >> reporter: that's right. the tweets say point blank that president obama ordered wiretapping of trump's phones at trump tower. now they're saying, well, this could have been some form of surveillance short of wiretapping. maybe the president didn't do it himself. so that they are backing away from some of the specifics, by
the way, interesting side note here, george. the president will be holding a press conference today, a joint press conference with angela merkel, the chancellor of germany who is somebody as you remember who actually did have her phones tapped during the obama administration. >> yeah, we learned that from wikileaks. jon karl, thanks very much. the president, george, also in the middle of that battle to repeal and replace obamacare. the gop health care bill passing through a key house committee on thursday, but it still is facing an uphill fight against critics. our congressional correspondent mary bruce is tracking it all on capitol hill. mary, tell us what the next move is and can it survive. >> reporter: health and human services secretary tom price is headed to the hill as house republicans try to strategize the path forward. the white house and house speaker paul ryan now say they recognize the political reality here, that in order for this to have any hopes of passing they'll have to make changes now to satisfy those skeptical republicans. the question though is what changes are they willing to make. just how much wiggle room is
there? now, as they get ready to negotiate conservative republicans who oppose the bill are taking a page out of the president's book literally. they have been reading and studying up the art of the deal. perhaps hoping to use some of the president's own negotiating tactics. >> mary, the president's new budget proposal also getting mixed reviews even from many republicans. >> reporter: yeah, the president's budget is getting a bit of a chilly welcome here from many republicans who say they have serious concerns about the deep cuts to foreign aid and domestic spending. this budget would drastically scramble the nation's spending priorities and boost defense spending by a whopping $54 billion while making deep cuts to the environment, state department and many programs intended to help the poor but, amy, as always the president's budget here on capitol hill is just the beginning of negotiations. >> i'm sure it is. mary bruce, thank you very much. george. >> let's get more from our chief political analyst matthew dowd and martha raddatz and, matt, let me begin with you on these wiretapping claims. almost two weeks now, white house can't seem to shake the story at all. in some ways they don't want to, it appears.
>> no, well, happy st. patrick's day. erin go bragh. the white house today, it would be akin to saying leprechauns are real and there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. it just doesn't exist. the white house is their version right now of march madness, started march 4th when he put the tweets out saturday morning from mar-a-lago saying that the former president wiretapped him. there is no way this president is going to get out of this unscathed. >> and the question, martha raddatz, is, you know, on this huge question of trust and credibility what's it going to mean for the president in a real national security crisis? >> you can talk about leprechauns but believe me, people have to trust the president. they have to and in a national security crisis in some sort of catastrophe not only do people here have to trust the president, they have to trust his spokespeople and you have sean spicer with that exchange with jon karl. you have to believe what that press secretary says and when he
says things like that, again, it's a credibility problem and our allies, george, they are listening to this as well. can you believe the president when he talks? >> driving that point home the secretary of state is in asia this morning, raising for the first time the possibility of a preemptive strike against the north korean nuclear threat. >> exactly. rex tillerson said today the use of preemptive action is an option, it's threat from weapon programs reaches a level that we believe requires action. the policy of strategic patience has ended. those are very strong words. what would that mean? if north korea had a missile that we believed was a threat on the launchpad and believe they were perfecting it would we try to take it out. >> serious stuff and want to go back to matt. one of the things bedeviling the president's health care and budget plans, how hard the cuts are going to hit the people that voted for him the most. >> well, interestingly, george, we've seen this in the last 25 years and seen this rodeo before. we've watched -- every time a
president delves into health care it's like somebody who works in a medical lab. unless you're very protected you'll get sick. hillary clinton's hillary care hurt the president in the short term, president clinton. george, george -- barack obama's health care hurt him in the midterms and now president trump's -- his health care is likely to hurt them in the midterms. there is very little likelihood he will get out of this with either his plan or with his political capital intact. >> matthew dowd, martha raddatz, thanks very much. of course, much more on "this week" on sunday. all right, george, now to that massive five-alarm fire tearing through an apartment building in raleigh, north carolina, overnight, take a look. this is a live look at the flames right now, flames were raging there earlier this morning and abc's gloria riviera is in raleigh with all of the latest. good morning to you, gloria. >> reporter: good morning, amy. we have heard helicopters over head this morning as firefighters are on the scene at this five alarm fire. residents poured into the
streets. they were filled with heavy, heavy smoke. they were evacuating as this fire ripped through nearly an entire block. the blaze began shortly before 10:00 p.m. in a six-story apartment building. now, that building was under construction and officials say the raw materials on every floor, that untreated wood may have caused the fire to spread so fast, just 12 minutes in we saw that massive crane collapse. 70 firefighters initially responding to this. that number would nearly double. but just one was injured. a firefighter injured when falling glass punctured his chest. but he is going to be okay. and a bit of good news. nobody else was injured. amy. >> wow, that is truly remarkable. gloria, thank you for that. from fire to snow and ice, michael. >> to snow and ice and, you know, we'll talk about the new winter storm that's taking aim at the midwest right now. it is moving into the northeast and, ginger, you've been following it all. we said new. we're not over the old one yet. >> and spring just a couple of days away. starts monday.
how about we get another hit of snow. chicago started with it. now a cold rain, detroit gets into it tonight as we time it out and goes through the w and saturday through saturday night where it begins in the northeast, some of the heaviest hit areas, not a lot of snow but on sunday looks like it may wrap up in long island in the cape through boston, could get more. i think overall it's a one to three-inch snow still insult to injury and a lot of cold air behind it, michael and george and amy. >> we are going to move on to a tragic killing overnight. an emt with the new york fire department run over by her own ambulance after it was carjacked in the bronx and abc's gio benitez is here with the story. >> reporter: we don't usually hear about medics hurt on the job, certainly not killed so this came as a shock. we're told it happened too fast to save the medic. >> oh [ bleep ]. ambulance run over this guy. >> reporter: an fdny medic run over and killed by her own ambulance after it was carjacked in the streets of new york city. the ordeal began just after 7:00
p.m. when 44-year-old yadira arroyo, a 14-year veteran of the new york fire department was told by a pedestrian that a man was riding on the back of her ambulance. the mother of five and her partner monique williams got out of the vehicle to confront the man. he jumped past them into the driver's seat and began careening the ambulance through the city streets. >> they tried to get him out of the ambulance. he struck the one emt who was injured. >> reporter: a policeman nearby raced to help but it was too late for arroyo who was pinned under the vehicle. monique williams could be heard nearby screaming, my partner. >> my partner. >> reporter: police took jose gonzalez into custody and are charging him with murder. colleagues remembering arroyo as a hero this morning. and the mayor of new york said she started her day like any other. then a senseless act of violence took her life and as we said, a mother of five. she's leaving five children -- >> so sad. okay, gio, thanks.
>> and now to those terrifying moments on one of the world's most active volcanoes, italy's mt. etna erupting injuring tourists, journalists and a scientist and terry moran has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, mt. etna is quiet but as a group of tourists and bbc news crew discovered in an instant everything can change. molten rock and boulders shooting hundreds of feet into the air. the bbc crew dropping their camera to the ground, people fleeing as the superheated debris rains down and a dense cloud of steam engulfs the slope. as they're pelted with rocks from the eruption they scramble for the safety of the mountain vehicle, a window there shattered. ten people injured. three hospitalized. all were badly shaken. wow, that was a close call. we spoke with the bbc's rebecca morelle. >> suddenly there was one small
explosion sending a plume of white steam into the air and thought that seemed a bit strange then seconds later there was a second huge explosion sending boiling rocks, boulders, steam up into the air. >> reporter: so there was a moment when you thought you were going to die? >> yeah, a volcano with a huge explosion, you do think for that -- that might be it. >> reporter: it's one of the most active volcanoes erupting for the past two days, a spectacle visible from space. italian authorities have closed down that area of the mountain with good reason. you know, thousands of tourists go up mt. etna every year and usually it's a pretty cool vacation memory but not this time, george. >> boy, not, okay, terry, thanks very much. now to a much more serene mountain. robin is in the austrian alps. for the special olympics world winter games and robin, as you were saying, what a terrific spot for these inspiring games. >> it truly is, george, in fact, this is the second time that the world winter games have been
held here in austria and for good reason. we have 27, over 2700 athletes from all around the world competing from 100 different countries and they're competing in winter sports from alpine skiing with the finish line here, snowboarding, figure skating. it goes on and on and on and had a chance to hang out with some of the athletes earlier. make no mistake. they're serious about this. this is a competition for them but really much more than that and you keep in mind they overcame some great challenges, some great odds and they are so proud, they are so proud to be here at the world games and their families are too, george. >> robin, you've got a real history with the special olympics. such a unique event. >> it really is. i started back taking part when i was a cub reporter in mississippi and then worked on the connecticut special olympics on the board of directors there and have worked here with special olympics for many, many years and there's something different. i wish i could really explain it to you. it's about inclusion. it's about acceptance.
it's about celebrating different abilities, not disabilities but realizing we all have different abilities and when you see the volunteers and the coaches and the players, like we're going to dinner and from all different countries and everyone is screaming at each other supporting one another. you'll hear later on interest tim shriver, the ceo of special olympics and it was his dear mom, eunice kennedy shriver who started -- founded special olympics almost 50 years ago. it is a wonderful, wonderful organization as you know. >> we can see how excited you are. cannot wait to get back to you. >> we'll get back to robin in a little bit. she has a lot more ahead. now to march madness and take a break and look at this video of one of last night's biggest upsets. vanderbilt star matthew fisher-davis. he lost track of time. that was left in the game. he fouled a player from tournament sweetheart northwestern and after this foul, it led to two last-second free throws and those free throws sealed the game for northwestern and sent the wildcats into a wild celebration, of course, hit
those two free throws in crunch time and make your coach run through the gauntlet and doused with water because they're in college and probably underage. water. douse him with water and their most famous fan, julia louis-dreyfus getting emotional as their son is on that team and she's been following that journey the entire way. we've been following her and northwestern. >> so great. >> congratulations. >> tears of joy. >> yeah, tears of joy and we'll have much more on march madness coming up. and, you know, you got more weather. >> the weather is madness, ginger. it's madness. >> perfect march madness watching weather. so cold you don't want to do anything. look at this. the freeze warnings that extend all the way still this morning into north florida. charlotte, 27 the actual air temperature this morning. and you can see it there, columbia, south carolina, 31. this video that we have is actually from strawberries they are trying to insulate. so many farmers concerned this morning. we'll know a lot more as we go through the weekend. first your weekend getaways brought to you by walgreens.
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good morning. it's much cooler this morning with most of us in the 40s, the exception hayward and san jose at 50. los gatos 52. here's the way the day breaks down. beautiful out there from mt. tamalpais. the rest of us are in the 70s at 4:00. then 50s and 60s at 7:00. mainly cloudy sunday then look at all those storms next week. thank you so much, mike. coming up never before seen tapes of charles manson ams famous interview. a look at the documentary. that's next on gma.
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no good. and northwestern has won. >> welcome back to "gma" and there's that huge northwestern celebration. everybody is really happy out there. they won their first ncaa game ever which is a big deal and let's take a look at another moment everyone is talking about. florida guard barry -- canyon barry whose father is rick barry, hall of famer, making a granny style free throw. he's 88% from the free-throw line and they won the game against east tennessee state. it works. >> it works, keep doing it. >> don't care if it's unconventional. you keep on doing it. worked for dad. works for you. cleanup underway from that five-alarm fire in raleigh forcing nearby families to evacuate. on this st. patrick's day some of the coolest air in florida.
there are freeze warnings spreading through the carolinas. snow in chicago this morning and new storm system heading to us east next. >> we turn now to the search for a suspect in that murder mystery in colorado after two teens' bodies were found on the side of a road and abc's neal karlinsky is in colorado springs with more. good morning, neal. >> reporter: amy, good morning. police here in colorado springs still don't know what they're doing with. two teens, a boy and girl, both best friends found murdered and left by the side of that road near here. this morning, officials are on the hunt for the killer of these two colorado teens. >> we are investigating this as a double homicide and so we are aggressively, aggressively investigating this case. >> reporter: it was around 8:45 a.m. sunday, a 911 caller reported driving by two bodies lying on the shoulder of this road. the bodies later identified by authorities as 15-year-old derek benjamin greer and 16-year-old
natalie partida. this morning both families speaking out for the first time. >> he was always just so loving and he was my best friend. >> when she walked into a room, she took your breath away. >> reporter: the sheriff's office is not commenting on how the two were killed. they're awaiting autopsy results which could take weeks. both teens attended coronado high school in colorado springs just 15 miles south from where the bodies were found. greer's friend said he was supposed to sleep over his house the night before. i kept texting him and blowing up his phone and he wouldn't answer me but seen it but didn't respond. >> reporter: the sheriff's office is asking anyone with information about the case to contact them and reminding the community to remain vigilant as two heartbroken families search for answers. >> a part of you is gone forever like our house, our home will never be the same. >> why did they take two innocent people's lives? >> reporter: police say they need to get the autopsy and
toxicology reports back in order to zero in on a cause of death. those could take weeks. amy. >> all right, neal, thank you. let's bring in former dallas police chief and abc news contributor david brown for more on the story. chief brown, thanks for being with us. this is such a sad and disturbing case. there was no vehicle. these teens were found on the shoulder of the road in a remote area. does that tell you anything about what may have happen? >> really all the options of what may have happened is on the table. such a tragic event that police are going to be tight-lipped because they're going to have evidence if they were able to call it a homicide of homicidal violence so they want to keep that tight-lipped so when they do identify a suspect, the suspect doesn't create an alibi from the information that they've heard or seen on television or other sources. >> as investigators are going through the forensics of this we see them there on the crime scene.
was a targeted act of violence or was a targeted act of vice or just a random act of opportunity, unfortunately? how do they make that distinction? >> well, if you're listening closely to what the family and reporting has been, there's some cell phone evidence of texting, so they'll be going through their cell phones looking for evidence of who they might have met and what areas they might have been in, also, they will be looking for any kind of close captioned television or any type of video that might have shown them on walking through or who might have been next to them or vehicle license plates, so any type of evidence like that will piece together the story of what transpired prior to time of death once that's determined by the medical examiner. >> so many heartbroken families and so many concerned families within that community. we hope they get answers soon. chief brown, thanks for being with us today. >> thank you, amy. >> george. >> coming up, chilling never before seen broadcast of charles manson. you see it first on "gma."
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we are back with that video of charles manson, the co-leader who ordered his followers to carry out a cyrus of murders 50 years ago, been in prison ever since. this footage never broadcast for featured on the documentary on abc tonight, takes us inside the mind of the killer. chris, you have a preview right now. >> yes, i do. good morning, george. really something. make no mistake. this is chilling, disturbing material, a narrative presented in documentary form drawn not just from that extraordinary interview diane sawyer did with him but one of a kind material in the abc archives and new conversation, detailing just how manson manipulated his followers into committing murder most foul. >> we have a weird homicide. >> human massacre. >> the tate slayings. >> i knew people would die. i knew that there would be killing. elevator two.
>> yeah, we're ready. >> i'm a sound man. i'm a sound recordist and i was working production for abc news and we were headed off for corcoran prison to interview this man. the plan was we'd set up the room and the very last thing to do would be to send me out into the hallway to put a microphone on charles manson. and as i'm putting the microphone on he looks me in the eye and he says where you from, boy? and the hair on the back of my neck stood up and i said, i'm from los angeles, sir. and he said, los angeles, i've been waiting a long time for a bus to come pick me up and take me on back. >> can you see yourself in there? >> i can see myself in there. they don't have mirrors where i'm at. >> oh, really. you never see yourself. >> they have funny little things
you can get a look at. beard is getting long. how you doing? >> i can't seem to adjust to society because no matter what i do is wrong. >> if i were interviewing charlie manson today, one of the questions i would have for charlie because i'm fascinated how he ended up like he did was start at the beginning, charlie. tell me what happened as a kid. >> charles manson was born on november 11th, 1934. his mother kathleen gave birth to him when she was 15. his father was a man who left soon afterward. >> i am a street child. i'm a runaway little girl at 15 years old out of kentucky named kathleen maddox and she went to cincinnati had a guy named charlie manson. >> when he's 4 1/2 his mother and his uncle are sent to prison for a botched attempt at armed robbery.
>> as she went to prison and i used to visit her in the prison, visiting room. the only thing my mother taught me was that everything she said was a lie and i learned never to believe anyone about anything. >> there's a boy in class, charlie doesn't like. and at recess a bunch of the girls jump this boy and beat him up. the principal steps in. and the girls say, well, charlie told us to do it. manson's defense, 6 years old, it wasn't me. they were doing what they wanted to do. you can't blame me for what other people do. >> that took place basically had nothing to do with me personally. >> by the time he's 13 he's involved in auto theft and armed robbery. >> 1944 i went to juvenile hall.
i didn't get out till 1954. >> but while he's in prison, he hears the beatles and they come to represent to charlie manson what he wants most. fame. power. women throwing themselves -- all the money you could imagine. >> hey, beatles. >> he learned from the pimps, from the scientologists. >> scientology means knowledge or truth study of. >> reporter: manson used his time in prison to prepare himself to thrive as a criminal after his release. >> see, i never realized that people outside are much different than the people inside. people inside if you lie, you get punched and when i got out all your children would come to me because they never had anybody to tell them the truth. >> so, it's this astonishing saga of a heinous crime but intense psychological portrait, not just of manson but his followers. these young middle class women
runaways from the 1960s who he controlled as though he were the fingers on his hand. you'll hear from them too and hear about manson's surprising attempts to make it in the music business and how rejection might have fueled his murderous rage. >> so many layers. almost certain that manson is never going to get out of prison but he's managed to maintain a level of power and fame in that cult following even though he's been in prison 50 years. >> this lingers in part because he does in so many ways we can still see him and be fascinated by the aura of evil and control he represents. and that's never really gone away. we keep wondering how it could have happened. >> how he could have turned into the monster he became. chris connelly, thanks very much. "20/20" documentary. "truth and lies: the family manson" airs tonight on abc at 9:00. michael. coming up on our big board, the end of security lines, the new technology that could have you flying through the airport. you flying through the airport. s of your brain can make it hard to lose weight? contrave is an fda-approved weight-loss medicine that may
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may be excellent news for air travelers. tsa developing technology that could cut security lines. that annoy us so much way down. our aviation expert david kerley with details. what are they looking at, david. >> reporter: we're looking at saving you 30%, 40% of the time you spend in line. call it the checkpoint of the future. this is the first place you come, this is the line where you have to come and give your license and your boarding pass. but this could look a lot different in the future. that frustration of flying, long security lines, but as the day coming when you won't even stop at security? like arnold schwarzenegger in the movie "total recall." >> no unauthorized weapons allowed beyond this point. >> reporter: the checkpoint of the future is taking shape. >> we'll start with your four right fingers here. >> reporter: already biometrics showing up. nobody irises look quite like mine. >> no. not at all. >> reporter: clear is using it to get passengers into line fast. >> next year we may be using
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somebody could be in another town, another city, maybe looking at two feeds at the same time. that could move lines faster. >> stuff we see behind you filling up bins and coming up with new technology to clear up those bottlenecks, as well? >> this is called the innovation lane. if you haven't used it it's sweet. empty spot right down here. you don't have to wait in line. this guy can go around and go to that spot, pull out a bin, slide it up here onto this conveyer belt and go. see, she's telling this gentleman to go around. he's going around these folks that are family. he's taking a little time with his daughter. this guy can jump in. put his bin in and go through the scanner while these folks are still working with their bags. another technology to save you about 30% of your time. >> well, full of good news today, david. thanks very much. >> better get there 45 minutes before the flight and now 39 minutes before. thank you very much. next coming up, march madness officially at full swing and tonight, one of the tournament's favorites, ucla bruins are taking the court but
their star player lonzo ball, his father lavar ball is under fire. for an endless string of interviews boasting about his son like this one with tmz sports. >> you think he can be as good as steph curry. >> heck no. he'll be better than steph curry in the nba. my son is young. he got time to go. you ought to consider him good because he won a couple of championships. >> nothing like a dad who believes in his kids. espn's jeff goodman is joining us. you've been following them and his two younger brothers. who are both high school basketball stars as well. but why did their father spark so much controversy with comments he keeps making and do you think they'll affect his older son lonzo's career. >> he spoke to lavar and he's not going to change and keep being who he has been and that's been a lightning rod in college basketball. think about this.
he's compared his son to steph curry, he has said that he can beat charles barkley in one-on-one, he can beat michael jordan. back in november when i talked to him he guaranteed that ucla would win the national title. this is a guy again that's not going to tone it down. right now there's a lot of people in college basketball that can't really stand him. but then there's a lot of people that really enjoy him. i've never seen anybody like him. any parent in 20 years that i've been covering this sport. he's entertaining. you can't argue that. >> yeah, kind of fun to watch this morning but how about the two younger sons. both committed to ucla. how good are they? >> yeah, gelo and melo. one signed to ucl. the youngest a sophomore who had 92 points in a high school game earlier this year. i've seen them both play. the middle one is probably a four-year player at ucla. will be a solid player. now, lavar said all three will be one and done. meaning in college for one year and off to the nba.
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robin, robin, robin. looks like you're having a great time out there, robin. how is it going? >> i wasn't singing. i was just doing the dance but not singing. i was challenged online to do that, and you know i love a challenge, but it's great to be here. this is the largest sporting humanitarian event in 2017 talking about the special olympic world winter games. fantastic. coming up going to introduce you to some of the athletes that will be competing. ed s you're going to hear merkel of ruining germany by allowing refugees to flood into the country. but today they're meeting face-to-face to discuss trade, to discuss nato and fighting terrorism. they'll also hold a news conference where president trump will face questions about his claim that former president obama wiretapped trump tower. the senate intelligence committee says that it found, quote, no indications of such surveillance. and the u.s. military has denied bombing a mosque in
syria. a human rights group says 42 people were killed, but u.s. officials say that the air strike hit a different building where al qaeda militants were meeting. in a separate development, syria today confirming that it fired missiles at israeli warplanes following air strikes. and back here at home, ten neighboring buildings have been damaged after fire engulfed this apartment complex under construction in raleigh, north carolina, overnight. look at this. forcing nearby residents to evacuate. at one point a large crane collapsing. one firefighter was injured in that blaze. and a mother made a dramatic escape from a mudslide after being swept away by floodwaters in peru. look closely. you can see her right there caked in mud climbing from debris. she had just dropped her daughters off at school when she was swept away, however, she survived. and finally on this friday, a case of don't try this at
home, or should we say don't try it at the golf course. pro golfer cody gribble spots an alligator on the green in orlando and then takes matters into his own hands. you can see him nudging it right there into the water. you guys, why did he do this, you ask. he says that he needed an adrenaline rush to help get his back on, and i know, george and michael, you both are avid golfers. please don't ever try this on the golf green. >> he's lucky he's able to golf with two arms. adrenaline rush. you need to calm down. >> that is crazy. what if it was a crocodile, wham. >> what if he had just turned the other way. >> exactly. that's what i was thinking. >> different video. >> don't touch my tail. >> don't touch my tail. i was thinking the same thing. amy, i agree. i agree, amy. don't touch my tail. >> neither one of us have ever tried that. >> because, amy -- >> in your head you're like, oh, did i just say that? >> touch my tail, i might bite is what the alligator was
saying. >> exactly. >> oh, boy. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> that's what the alligator was saying. >> you know what we're going to say? we're going to say you got some great "pop news" coming up. >> you know what, i agree. i agree. tgif, happy st. patrick's day and we'll begin "pop news" with jane fonda. we know she has a great mug, right. well, now you can own it. legendary oscar winning actress, fitness guru, political activist is now selling mugs and other goods featuring her mug shot. it's on her official website selling it featuring it from 1970 when she was arrested for trumped up charges of drug smuggling later dismissed, this after she was protesting against the vietnam war. fonda selling everything from t-shirts, tote bags, all with her mug, and proceeds go to dhart. for the records the jane fonda mug shot clutch already sold out. >> that's incredible. [ applause ] >> lily tomlin carrying it on the red carpet. the jane fonda mug shot clutch. also in "pop news" this morning -- >> i got to say,
that does not mean go get arrested, people, so you can sell merchandise. >> no, that's an iconic shot. people have that in their homes hanging up. >> like the sinatra shot. >> yeah, yeah. also in "pop news" this morning on this st. patrick's day, a story of a pot of gold found but not at the end of a rainbow. no, this massive stash of 19th century coins found inside an old piano. the family who bought this old 1906 piano sent it to be repaired, and now may i just say they have plenty of money to pay for the tune-up. i mean, it's unbelievable. [ applause ] >> how much? >> it's a stash of english sovereign gold coins, extremely rare, a value not yet placed on it, but officials say they are worth a life-changing amount of money. >> oh, wow. >> enough to tickle anyone's ivories. >> nice, i like it. very nice. >> life changing. >> 2 for 2. and finally, maybe it's something in the soda bread on st. paddy's day.
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the special olympics winter game, 2,700 athletes from around the world are competing in austria, and robin is taking us behind the scenes ahead of tomorrow's official opening ceremony. >> wow. >> robin's backdrop is beautiful, and you're beautiful as well? how are you doing out there? >> hi, michael. how is everyone doing back there? i got to tell you, it is something to be here, the 11th edition of the world winter games for special olympics and the motto here in austria is very fitting. it's heartbeat for the world. heartbeat for the world. and when you're here you get that sense. here's a look. athletes from around the world have arrived for the 2017 special olympics world winter games. enjoying the rich austrian flavor and culture and preparing to kick off the main event. here for special olympics usa include ice skater,
sharita taylor. >> to represent the usa means so much to me. i want to be able to do my whole country proud. >> reporter: and snowboarders like jeremy beckham and dana shilts. >> i'm not on the sidelines anymore. i'm included. that means more to me than anything. >> reporter: i met up with some of these athletes this morning just moments before their qualification runs. how excited are you to be here in austria, huh? >> very excited. [ cheers ] >> what do you like the most so far? >> the mountains. >> they're awesome. >> reporter: ceo of special olympics tim shriver told me these athletes are sharing an important lesson. >> the athletes here are not coming for sympathy or pity. they're coming with a message, they've got the heart of inclusion. they've got the heart of welcome. they've got what the world is looking for. we ought to be paying attention
to what they can teach, not what we need to give. we have so much in common. the human spirit is so open and loving if you let it out. >> you remind me of my mom so much. she said you -- >> that's a big compliment. >> it's true but we have more in common than not so why not focus on similarities. >> we have to start with it. we don't have to build a world of walls. we can build a world of bridges. it's possible. >> reporter: supporters include jason mraz who joined the unified snowboard team to show what athletes with and without disabilities can do when they team up together. >> the mission is to unleash the spirit through the transformative power of sports so events like this allow us to challenge back and show what love can really do. >> and one of those great athletes with me right now, jeremy beckham. he is a snowboarder, as you can see. hails from the great state of washington in his first world games. now, you've only been snowboarding a couple of years here, and you're already at the world games.
>> yeah, like it's amazing to be helpful to snowboard for like three years, amazing to just snowboard for three years. guess i'm good enough to go to the world games, i guess, you know. >> you're that good. >> yeah, i goes so. >> you play basketball and other sports too. >> yeah, i play basketball mostly my whole life in special olympics. like last year i was doing basketball and snowboarding and just not really the same. and, you know, snowboarding is just mostly by myself. you know, but with a team, do your best. >> you were giving me tips here because i was goofy foot so i do more of this way? >> this is the correct way for most people. >> all right. >> this is the regular side and goofy side is the right foot, you know, so some people to me i'm a regular and goofy is some people like my sister, she is a goofy.
she's a rare child. >> i won't tell your sister that you called her goofy. i know your family is very excited about you being here. what do i hear about bagpipes, you play the bagpipes? >> i do play the bagpipes. >> looks like it would be kind of hard like snowboarding. >> the bab pipes is difficult. you know, just a lot of breathing and know the notes and the songs, and snowboarding is not that difficult as the bagpipes, you know. but bagpipes is really fun, and i got into bagpipes because my mom, because she just listens to the bagpipe songs that go all the time, all the time. it looks fun, and it looks cool and, yeah, and just do it. >> you nailed that as you did with snowboarding and a final question to you, jeremy. what do you say to folks who are -- you know, they face different challenges and that. what is your advice about always trying your best and never giving up? >> yeah, just like you said, just do your best, don't let anyone tell you to say you can't do it.
you can do anything you want. you can be -- heck, you can be the president of the united states if you want to. you know, it might be difficult but you can, you know. you just don't let anyone turn you down. just do what you want to do. >> yeah. >> if you want to be -- >> whatever it is, yeah. and even if you be here at the world games after only a couple of years there on the snowboard. >> yeah, just -- >> you made it happen. >> i made it happen. >> is your family going to be joining you? >> my mom, my sister and my stepdad will be here. i think they might be like maybe today, and my dad and his girlfriend is going to be here today too. >> well, i know they're proud of you. we are and just so happy for you. can't believe it. can't believe it. i was more like your sister. i was goof footing and that's why i was having a little difficulty on the slopes. we won't show any of that, guys. back to you. >> good for you for trying, though, robin. >> what a great kid. >> i love that. [ applause ] >> looking forward. that was a great interview. looking forward to mr. beckham competing on the snowboard. >> yes. >> looking forward to him
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so they'll have an exact expiration date that you'll want to stick to. that includes things like toothpaste, good for 12 to 18 months, and sunscreens which experts say should never be carried over from summer to summer. >> you may not be getting the protection you need. >> exactly. >> reporter: the fda doesn't regulate cosmetics. dates on those are decided by the manufacturer. but the agency warns consumers a cosmetic product may go bad if it is stored improperly, for example, in a place that is too warm or too moist. some products have this little jar symbol with a number. that tells you how many months the product is good once it's been opened. so, here's the good news. april says powder makeup can last about two years. >> at that point you might start to notice that they're not performing as well so you might want to switch them out. >> reporter: april notes liquid makeup like foundation and concealer should be replaced every six months, and anything liquid used around the eyes like eyeliner and mascara needs to be replaced every three months. >> that's where bacteria can grow. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc
hey, good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. b.a.r.t. is expecting the morning commute to go smoothly after major delays caused by equipment problems. last night a ceiling fixture fell on to a train. it happened just before 6:00 at the height the evening rush at the lake merritt station in oakland. all passengers had to get off while b.a.r.t. made sure there was no danger of anything else falling. good morning. we've got plenty of slow spots including a problem that popped up about 20 minutes ago in the south bay. northbound 101 right around mckee road. two lanes blocked because of the crash. and a quick check outside at the south bay, 280 at 17 earlier backups there, that's long gone but we've got bright sunshine this morning. >> we like it. thanks, alexis.
now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> we're off our morning lows but still a little chilly out there with 40s and 50s. our warmest day, 60s at the coast, 70s for the rest of us. and moving forward, you're going to need that umbrella just about every day next week. we'll have another update in 30 minutes and always on our free abc 7 news app. join the whole team ♪
welcome back to "gma." as they say, top of the morning to you. >> oh, wow. >> how was that? >> are you okay? >> my accent is horrible but we are celebrating st. patrick's day here in times square. we've got some music with our irish band over there, and our audience, they are all decked out for the occasion. look at them. beautiful audience here all decked out. ♪ >> you know that saying luck of the irish, i'm feeling very lucky. >> we are very lucky. you know why we're lucky, we an empty chair right there, but we are very lucky to have somebody very special to fill it, and he's about to make quite an entrance. come on out, sam champion. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
>> did you just see sam add in like a rodeo thing? sam, that's the wrong holiday. >> wait. i was going to do that, michael. but it was like -- i was lost. >> you were perfect. >> i was in the middle of it. lost. >> you didn't want to outshine the dancers. >> yeah, i did it with them. >> you'll help us with the weather. >> how are you? >> we're so happy you're back. >> for the next few days. how does it feel to be back? >> it feels awesome. what smells so good? what is that? >> strudel. >> that's not irish strudel. what are we doing? what's going on? no, i know there's more. i got that. i'm sorry. i just had to smell. i don't do tv now. i just like sit on the beach so this is all brand-new for me. >> you're right. you're on the beach and robin is in austria. robin, what's going on? >> you know, i come here, sam goes there, and i am amazed that you're able to brag about the beach. absolutely amazed but not amazed that he could smell the apple
strudel. that's my guy. these are some of the local delicacies. i know that you have some back there, but this is my friend susie. when we're up the mountain she was preparing all this. so tell everybody what it is. >> we have here a soup and roll and bratwurst with sauerkraut and potatoes and austrian wiener schnitzel, french fries and cranberry marmalade. and a strudel -- >> you didn't mention what -- >> this is a beer from austria. >> beautiful. >> yum. >> i may never come home. well, with sam there maybe he could drag me back. i'm not quite sure. >> you know, robin, that reminds me of growing up in germany salivating looking at that schnitzel. i heard you ran a great olympian last night. >> i certainly did, michelle kwan. we were at dinner eating my wiener schnitzel lose like this and lo and behold across from me was michelle
kwan, the great figure skater, and she is on the special olympics international board of directors so she's been a longtime supporter and talking about michelle being a figure skater and we'll bring you this terrific story of these twin sisters and sharita is a special olympian and her twin sister also figure skates and they consider themselves the venus and serena of figure skating, those twin sisters, so it will be wonderful to share that with you tomorrow. >> robin, it's a gorgeous story and "gma" weekend has never been better. you're there tomorrow. i'm there tomorrow. but you're also -- >> he's really humble. >> it's never been better and so you -- but you're hosting the entire special olympics thing on abc. is it tomorrow night? >> yeah, tomorrow night. well, not the entire thing, but thank you, sam, for thinking i'm hosting the entire thing, but i'm -- there's a cast of
thousands, and i'm very happy to be one joining my friends at espn and it's the opening ceremony tomorrow. we have some spectacular things planned for everybody and jason mraz is going to be singing and i heard him rehearsing yesterday in that open stadium, and it was absolutely beautiful and just the way we're going to have the skiers coming down the mountain, it's going to be great, but it is the opening ceremony tomorrow on abc, and i'm very privileged to be the host once again of that. [ applause ] >> we're so excited to watch you, robin. you've been doing such a great job. >> and you know what, everybody, make sure you tune in for the opening ceremony of the world witness games hosted by our very own robin roberts, right here on abc tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. eastern. >> awesome. >> love you. we miss you. >> danke. i said danke. >> danke schon, right? we actually have another special guest. this is a fun-filled friday. she is an emmy, grammy and six-time tony award winner and she recently received the
national medal of arts from former president barack obama, and now she is starring in the new "beauty and the beast" movie. please welcome audra mcdonald. ♪ be our guest be our guest ♪ be our guest be our guest ♪ put our service to the test ♪ tie a napkin around your neck ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> yay. how are you? glad to see you. >> come on out. >> hi, honey. >> mwah. how are you? mwah. welcome. >> mwah. >> have a seat. >> be our guest. be our guest. >> be our guest. first of all, congratulations on all of your success, not just on the movie but on the new baby. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> brand-new. like brand-new. >> brand-new. yes. >> we mentioned you received the national medal of arts from barack obama. president obama, but you have a funny story. you were actually extremely pregnant when you received that medal. >> i was worried i was going to give birth in the white house. yeah, my due date was like a
week after that. >> you weren't going to miss it. >> no, it was an incredible honor and went off with a few hitches, but i did not give birth there. >> you did give birth to a healthy baby girl and love some of the tweets you posted about being a mom again because you have a 16-year-old daughter as well. >> as well, yes. >> that's awesome. >> both ways. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. she was a bit of a -- the 4-month-old was a surprise. >> yeah. >> i want to read some of the tweets you've posted. this one, i just spilled grits on my baby's foot, i then ate said grits from said foot. #motheroftheyear. are things different the second time around? >> here's the thing, it's late, you're nursing and eating and hungry and some delicious grits fall, and you don't want to lose those grits. >> no, you don't. >> and baby toes taste delicious. >> i know. i know. this is true. >> congratulations on "beauty and the beast." [ applause ] it opens today. >> yes. i hope you come. >> go see it today.
i couldn't believe i read -- because i've seen you in so many shows. you're phenomenal. >> thank you. >> is it really true that you tried out for "beauty and the beast" on broadway? >> yeah. didn't get in. >> i can't believe that. >> i auditioned -- >> six time tony award winner. >> to be in the ensemble, and i wasn't cast, and i was devastated, then things worked out, and then the night before we started filming in london, we started filming the film, i said to alan menken at a dinner, i said, hey, i auditioned for you back in 1993 for -- he's like, i know, i know, i know. is this okay instead? i said yes. >> this works out. >> pretty good. >> yeah. >> we're going to take a look at your performance. check this out. "beauty and the beast." ♪ she'll be his special one ♪ what a breathtaking thrilling array every prince every dog has his day ♪ ♪ and i'll sing with passion gusto fit to bust ♪
♪ oh not a care in the world [ cheers and applause ] >> it's just -- and that, i'm telling you, that voice, right. you can't get into the shows that she sings at because they're all sold out, but you can hear her in this movie. okay, but you love the cast like they're a family like we are. >> the cast, yes, yes. >> so, when you show up with luke, do you guys just like cut up because apparently -- >> we do. usually when you're doing animated films and this is live action, you do a lot of the work in the voice studio by yourself because you see us in our human forms, we all got to be on set together and it became really -- and you have people like sir ian mckellen and emma thompson and emma watson and everybody hanging out and we all got really close. >> what a story to tell. i mean, it just looks like you're having a ball. >> you did. >> the movie is incredible to watch too.
as a family, it's just so fun. >> the music, the sets, the costumes, everything is incredible. >> thank you. >> i don't know where you keep all of the awards. keep it going. and "beauty and the beast" is in theaters today. >> today. >> and everyone in the audience, you know what, you're going home with a pair of imax tickets. (vo) what if this didn't have to happen? i didn't see it. (vo) what if we could go back? what if our car... could stop itself? in iihs front-end crash prevention testing, nobody beats the subaru impreza. not toyota. not honda. not ford. the all-new subaru impreza. more than a car, it's a subaru.
gloria, who is turning -- >> 60. good morning. we're off to a cooler start but a warmer ending. 60s near the coast. mid to low 70s. get outside. today [ chy [ cheers and applause ] >> michael, i think i'm missing some jewelry. you guys are adorned so nicely for st. pat's. >> looking very good out there, ginger. and, you know, we have a very special thing we're doing now. it's our "gma" initiative. abc's rob marciano traveled to georgia to surprise a woman who's using social media to help save lives. she thought she was volunteering at her child's school, and she had no idea "gma" was there waiting for her. take a look.
>> kristi callaway, i'm rob marciano with "good morning america." how are you? >> i'm good. >> i know you came in to read to your daughter's first grade class, but we have something else planned. [ cheers and applause ] >> what is this? >> we are having a little party. it's a beautiful day and we got your mom, your kids, your dad right there. stand right here if you would. come up here. let's gather around. we put together a little video for you. have a look. >> when doctors broke the news that georgia police officer raleigh callaway wouldn't survive without a new kidney, he was terrified. >> i explained to kris that i didn't know what to do. she said, baby, we're going to find you a kidney. >> reporter: his wife kristi had an idea. >> she decided she would have a picture of her and raleigh and the girls with a sign saying, our daddy needs a kidney, and posted that on facebook. >> reporter: the picture went viral.
>> tv stations and radio stations picked up the story and before we knew, it was worldwide. >> we didn't know it was going to do what it done. so, i'm sorry, but it just touches my heart. >> reporter: 900 miles away a total stranger named chris carroll volunteered to donate his kidney. the operation was a success, and today raleigh is healthy, but kristi's journey was just beginning. >> it became kristi's mission that, you know, we can't just be looking just for raleigh. we've got to put people's stories out there and help other people be able to find their donor matches. >> reporter: and help them, she did. kristi works day and night hosting families' pleas for kidneys they so desperately need. so far 23 people have found life-saving donor matches through her facebook page including bret reiff.
>> i saw this couple, it was this gentleman and his wife with a sign and immediately felt a tug on my heart. >> she had messaged my wife and said she was a match for me. and i mean, when we heard that news, that was the most amazing news. >> they call me their donor daughter. i call them my donor dad. >> we love her dearly. she's like the daughter we never had, but it's all due to kristi. >> when your child is young, you feel like they're destined for great things, and i just can't even put into words how very proud and thankful i am. >> i thank you every morning for everything you done. i love you with all my heart. >> how does that feel to see those people, all the lives you've impacted and how grateful they are for you? >> i feel blessed. i feel blessed. very grateful. >> we have a little surprise for you yet again. turn around.
more than 20 of the kidney donors and recipients who found each other through kristi. >> i can't believe it. oh, my gosh. ♪ you've got the heart of a hero ♪ >> reporter: from connecticut, pennsylvania, texas, they've traveled thousands of miles to be here with you today. it's incredible. ♪ there's so much love on this field right now. all right, guys, let's try to do this. you ready? in three, two, one. ♪ hero >> what do you think of that? >> beautiful. >> you feeling the love now? >> absolutely, absolutely. >> well, there's a piece of that heart that's missing. there is a piece of that heart that's missing. i think people that should be filling it are right here, the lives that you have so impacted. ♪ this, my friends, is a supersize heart that we have commissioned for this hero. congratulations.
[ cheers and applause ] there's one more thing. our friends at retailmenot.com have donated $10,000 in your name to the national kidney foundation. [ cheers and applause ] describe for me how you're feeling right now. >> i just -- i don't have words. blessed and thankful. i know that that money is going to be put to the absolute best use, and it's needed. >> on behalf of kristi callaway one last heartfelt round of applause. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> and we are blessed to have kristi, raleigh and their girls here with us this morning. you truly, you have the heart of a hero. i mean it's really incredible what you're doing and what you've done for so many people. and we want our viewers to know how to get to your facebook page called our daddy needs a kidney, dash, team callaway so make sure you logon to that.
and is there anything special you'd like to say to all the kidney donors out there because there are some here who have shown up to support you this morning. [ applause ] >> thank, y'all. thank all the living donors. they're heroes. they don't do it for recognition but they really are heroes. it takes somebody special to give a piece of themselves to another human being. so, thank you. you're amazing. >> and -- [ applause ] yes. and i know you like to put the light on everybody else but you're pretty amazing yourself and how many people out there need kidneys? >> more than 100,000 people are on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. unfortunately, 12 of them a day pass away waiting for a kidney. >> this story is so important because you can give a kidney and not alter your way of life and -- is that right? >> absolutely. that's one thing a lot of people don't realize, they're born with two and oftentimes can live with one. so they undergo very in-depth testing before donating to make sure that they would, indeed, be
able to live a long, healthy life with just one kidney. >> and during when we were watching that piece and before i was telling raleigh that a friend of mine is doing this next thursday for her brother and you offered to talk to her and i really appreciate that from you, as well. >> absolutely. >> and it's really incredible what you're doing, the heart of a hero. you are perfect for we are "gma" and what we're doing here and we're so thank fulgencio that you're here. and if you want to donate a dollar to support the national kidney foundation, you can go to our website or text kidney to 81680, and there's going to be a link they're going to send to you and we got more with the callaways. so don't go anywhere.callaways. so don't go anywhere. gus is a handful. we don't know what this thing is, but someday, gus will because this is the thing that gus will build
that will change the world. and this is the thing that could change gus' world. gus doesn't know what this thing is, but we know what this thing is. this is the thing we'll help gus get rid of. and without this thing, gus can grow up to build this thing, whatever that thing is, because that's what we do. we do health things, and we do those things for northern california, birthplace of pioneers.
facebook. as we showed you a woman named pat daniel who e-mailed us about you. tell us how you met. >> i met pat through a woman named susie, a friend of pat after susie saw the success of our story and she reached out to us and said pat's husband was in need of a transplant and hoping there would be something we could do to help him. >> we hope that someone saw this and they are moved to act to hopefully help out pat and many others out there who are in need of kidney transplants. as you said, 100,000 people out there in need and you can go on our website and find out more how to donate a dollar and all the other programs that go along to support kristi and everyone else out there. kristi, thank you so much. i need a hug. [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back, everybody.
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♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by microsoft. join us at select microsoft stores and online march 18th. [ cheers and applause ] before we go, just announced for the cma music festival stadium shows leading up to summer's main event in nashville, keith urban, kelsea ballerini and you can see country's night to rock on abc this summer. >> that sounds like a good time and the proceeds go to charity or a part of the proceeds go to charity for that. >> you know what, everybody, let's give a big good-bye to robin out there. >> robin. >> thank you for watching. everybody, have a great st. patrick's day.
happy friday. i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. here's meteorologist mike nicco. >> hey, everybody. bouncing off those morning lows that were in the 40s all the way to the 50s and 60s except half moon bay and fairfield. low to mid-70s around the bay, midup toer 70s inland. our warmest and brightest day. scattered showers tomorrow. then you'll need an umbrella every day next week. northbund 101 right around mckee road, we still have that crash in the two left lanes. we're up to about a six-mile backup you're down just 7 miles per hour. that's heavy. bay bridge toll plaza really thinning out. >> time for live with kelly. i'll be back at 11:00 a.m. for the midday news. i hope you'll join me. our reporting continue tons app and abc7.com.
>> announcer: it's "live with kelly!" , would running after bryan cranston and from the new drama "sun records," chad michael murray. and chris hardwick joints for another day of cohosting. all next on "live." [cheers and applause] >> announcer: and now, here are killian my kelly ripa and chris hardwick! [cheers and applause] >> kelly: thank you, chris, thanks a lot. [cheers and applause]