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t's what's making news in good morning, america. ivanka trump is set to take on an official role in the white house joining her father's administration. also this morning, the startling new allegations. did the russians use an army of more than a thousand agents and so-called trolls to spread fake news and take down hillary clinton? the new hearing about to get under way. also this morning, deadly storms tear through the south. tornadoes touching down overnight. >> this thing is huge. >> two children killed in texas. this man struck by lightning. powerful winds peeling off the side of this car and ripping up this roof. now nearly 49 million americans in the danger zone and this morning, the new threat. snow moving into the east in the next 24 hours. motorcycle miracle. the biker caught on camera flying over the edge of a cliff. >> stop moving.
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stop moving. >> somehow surviving landing in a tree. >> call 911. >> the friend rushing in to rescue him. how he made it out alive. ♪ how to save a life "grey's anatomy" star chandra wilson revealing the rare illness that suddenly struck her daughter. >> it didn't go away for about four or five days so because that we went to the e.r. >> how they finally figured out what was wrong and solved a real-life medical mystery. ♪ i lost a friend how to save a life. so glad they were able to figure everything out. great to have you here, david and the bell back by popular demand. the audio department has been warned. >> yes. robin has been singing "you can ring my bell" all morning long. severe weather again overnight we're tracking. >> you are 100% right, david.
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snow moving into the northeast and ginger is tracking that. we're going to have more with her in a moment. >> we will. all eyes on capitol hill today as you know, robin. the senate about to hold its first public hearing on russia's meddling in the election. they have made it clear they take this seriously, and they don't want the chaos they have been seeing in the house. >> also, we'll have more on that in a moment. first the news about ivanka trump. facing new questions as she takes an official position in her father's administration as an assistant to the president. now she's joining her husband jared kushner as a member of the white house team. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has all the details for us. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, robin, good morning. ivanka trump has been at just about every major event at the white house since her father moved in. but not in a formal role but now this famous first daughter is taking on a new job here in the white house, government employee. she's been in the oval office but never in an official role
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even though ivanka trump had a white house security clearance. and for that she faced backlash. saying her non-employee status could have allowed her to skirt eth things rules. now president trump's oldest daughter taking on that unprecedented job as an assistant to the president, joining her husband, who is the president's senior adviser. but now the first daughter says in a statement she's heard the concerns and will instead serve as an unpaid employee. saying, quote, i have been working closely and in good faith with the white house counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role. it is a big shift from her plans right after election day. >> i'm going to be a daughter, but i've said throughout the campaign that i am very passionate about certain issues and that i want to fight for them. there are a lot of things that i feel deeply, strongly about but not in a formal administrative capacity. >> reporter: she appeared to be so involved that last month we
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asked the white house, what exactly is her role here? >> i think her role is to be helpful and provide input on a variety of areas that she has deep passionate concerns about especially in the area of women in the workforce. >> but still not a formal role. >> no, i think -- no, nothing more than you've seen now. >> reporter: but it is formal now. now, democrats are already raising concerns. ivanka trump's personal attorney tells us that she will file the necessary financial disclosure forms and be bound by the same ethics rules as all other white house staffers, david. >> all right, cecilia, great to see you this morning. let's get right to our chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, for more. jon, we all heard ivanka trump say in cecilia's piece right after the election i'm going to be a daughter helping her dad, not in a formal administrative capacity, but now a formal white house role along with with her husband, jared kushner. but you know, jon, long before he was president he was always a businessman who surrounded himself by family and done it again. is this what he needs? how will this work? >> reporter: look, when you look at their combined role, you
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heard cecilia talk about what ivanka will be doing and already has been doing here at the white house, jared's role extends all the way from combating opioid abuse to trying to craft middle east peace and it's a huge role, the key factor here, david, is that both of them have, of course, the ultimate trust of the president. the others are staff. they are family. but there's an interesting political dynamic. they are both considered and have been longtime democrats, and i have heard senior white house staff here refer to them as the liberals so we'll see how it plays out in the west wing. >> meantime, you have news on another front. president trump has often taken aim at china. the controversial phone call to taiwan and tweeting did china ask us if it's okay to devalue our currency? making it hard for our companies. i don't think so. word that china's president is coming to the u.s. >> reporter: not just coming to the united states, it's going to be a multiday trip. two days at mar-a-lago. they will be spending time with the president down at his place in mar-a-lago.
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a key trip not just because of all the trade issues but one key topic on the agenda will be north korea. this white house like the previous white house believes that china can do much more to combat what north korea is doing on their nuclear program. >> china said enough of this twitter diplomacy. now they will do it face to face. it'll be fun to watch. jon karl, always great to have you. now to new concerns about russians meddling in the election. the senate preparing for their latest or their first public hearing today and reports that fake news was much more widespread than previously thought. our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has more from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. later today, there's mounting evidence that the russian attack on the u.s. election may have been much broader and much more sophisticated than many people realize. investigators this morning are deeply concerned that the russians' attempt to influence the u.s. election went far beyond the hack of the democratic national committee
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and the e-mails of clinton campaign chairman john podesta which were then allegedly passed on to wikileaks. >> this is one of the biggest investigations that the hill has seen in my tenure here. >> reporter: the russians, u.s. officials believe, employed an army of military intelligence agents and so-called trolls who blasted negative stories about clinton to social media. the suspected goal, to weaponize fake news to hurt clinton's chances of winning the presidency. >> what really concerns me is at least some reports, and we've got to get to the bottom of this, that there were upwards of a thousand paid internet trolls working out of a facility in russia, and, in fact, taking over a series of computers. >> reporter: allegedly those secretly compromised computers created the effect of making the negative stories popular on the internet, causing them to trend on social media. >> never ceases to amaze me what people respond to. >> reporter: a scene straight out of the showtime hit "homeland" where thousands of fake social media accounts run
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by professionals propagate misinformation opposing the recent president-elect and there's evidence, investigators say, that russians were able to target those negative stories about clinton to voters in key battleground states. senator warner said he wants to know if specific areas in michigan, pennsylvania and wisconsin were targeted and the fbi director is warning that the russians will be back in 2018 to target u.s. congressional races. later this morning the senate intelligence committee is holding hearings on the nature of this ongoing threat. david. >> yeah, it's really alarming. pierre, thanks to you. we turn to another major headline, the sentencing in the bridgegate scandal. trapping drivers, ambulances on the busiest bridge in america, the george washington bridge right here in new york. prosecutors say it was political revenge orchestrated by new jersey governor chris christie's aides. well now just as chris christie was at the white house, his two former aides were sentenced to prison, and abc's linsey davis is here. chris christie has always maintained he didn't know. >> reporter: that's right. he says he didn't know but his aides are paying the price. it happened more than three
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years ago but this morning the fallout from bridgegate continues. back in november two former aides for new jersey governor chris christie were convicted on all counts and heading into court yesterday they had hoped for probation, but what they got is jail time. while governor chris christie was all smiles with the president for a meeting at the white house wednesday, back in new jersey, two of his former associates were sentenced to federal prison. two years for bill baroni and a year and a half for bridget anne kelly for causing a four-day traffic jam on this bridge, an act prosecutors described as political revenge against a mayor who refused to endorse him for re-election and caused gridlock for ambulances and hundreds of thousands of commuters. >> i think the message is clear. i think that as the judge said, this was a case about an abuse of power. >> reporter: kelly, a mother of four, who in 2013 wrote in a now infamous e-mail, time for some traffic problems in ft. lee
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vowed to appeal. >> i want to assure my kids and everyone else that this fight is far from over. i will not allow myself to be the scapegoat in this case. >> reporter: at trial kelly and baroni each suggested governor christie knew more about the lane closures than he has publicly acknowledged, something president trump echoed during his presidential campaign. >> he knew about it. he knew about it. totally knew about it. >> reporter: christie has long denied wrongdoing and was never charged in the case. prosecutors say there was no smoking gun that implicated him. david wildstein, the former port authority official who admits he came up with the idea has yet to be sentenced. >> donald trump was a candidate and said he knew but was at the white house helping out the trump administration. >> exactly right, david. >> all right, linsey. thanks. >> thank you, guys. now to that severe weather hitting the south overnight. multiple tornadoes tearing through texas and now the threat is moving east and ginger is in memphis where they're bracing for the storms. good morning, ginger.
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>> good morning, michael. breezy now but it was downright dangers earlier this morning. power lines down. people are out of power this morning and we have seen 63 storm reports in the last 24 hours after an active couple of days. this storm still blowing now. chicago to new orleans. >> oh, my gosh, this thing is huge. >> reporter: overnight that same storm producing at least 17 reported tornadoes since tuesday is on the move. damaging wind gusts flipping shipping containers in pasadena, texas. university of houston students taking shelter inside their student center as the storm rumbled outside. taking down trees. >> look at that. right on top of that truck. >> reporter: an ef-1 tornado in houston throwing these cars and ripping the roof off this apartment building. >> all of a sudden the window just broke and luckily i was able to take cover before anything hit me. >> reporter: this houston man
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still recovering in the icu after being struck by lightning. his hat charred by the voltage. others weren't so lucky. in ft. worth, texas, at least two children died after being electrocuted by downed power lines and in rockwall, texas, these folks picking up the pieces after 90 to 95-mile-per-hour straight-line winds blasted through their homes. we ear on the western edge of the risk. look at the timing. between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. that the storms fire up. we could see tornados, damaging wind and hail and then the threat moves to the midatlantic friday. check that out on the northern side of it, guys, there's enough to see flash flooding and up to a foot of snow in parts of new england. more on that coming up. >> so much going on. thanks, ginger. now to what's being called the most ambitious phone, samsung introducing the galaxy s8, their first major smartphone since the crisis over the note
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7. our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis has a closer look. >> s8 and s8 plus. >> reporter: samsung unveiling its new highly anticipated galaxy s8 phone boasting a larger screen, new iris scanner which lets you unlock the phone by looking at it plus samsung's version of apple's siri. >> coming off a challenging year but they have really stepped up. >> reporter: the galaxy s8, samsung's first launch since pulling nearly 2 million note 7s from the market last year. >> started to smoke. sizzle and burn on the nightstand. >> reporter: flagged by reports of nearly 100 batteries overheating. 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage. >> samsung galaxy note 7 phones are not to be charged or powered on during this flight. >> reporter: samsung now seeking to assure customers its new devices are different. >> we ensure your phone will go through our toughest safety check ever. >> reporter: with a new
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eight-point battery safety check. the tech titan telling abc news the galaxy s8 is our testament to regaining consumers' trust by redefining what's possible in safety and marks a new milestone in samsung's legacy. it's not the first time a major company has had to win back the public's trust. johnson & johnson successfully navigated the terrain after its tylenol recall and chipotle has recently employed a host of new measures to ensure consumers its food is safe and the phone is already getting strong reviews in the tech community, the next big test is to see how consumers respond. apple, the biggest competitor, their new iphone is expected to come out in september, and preorders for the galaxy s8 start today. the phones hit store shelves april 21st. now it's a matter of how consumers respond to this phone. >> we see they've been forgiving in the past with other products. we'll see with this one. thank you, rebecca. now amy with the other top stories starting with a deadly bus crash in texas. this is heartbreaking. >> it is a horrible story.
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a church community in shock this morning after 13 of its members lost their lives in a head-on crash with the truck. this happened west of san antonio. the church group was returning from a retreat. investigators are trying to figure out what led to the crash. a witness reports seeing aggressive driving but did not elaborate on who may be at fault. lawmakers in north carolina have reached an agreement to repeal the state's so-called bathroom bill which required transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate and comes after college basketball threatened to move more games out of the state in protest but critics say the replacement bill being debated today is still discriminatory because it stops local officials from passing their own protections for transgender people. well, an emergency on board an american airlines flight landing in albuquerque as the plane was landing. the co-pilot collapsed in the cockpit and then passed away. the plane landed safely. paramedics performed cpr but, unfortunately, could not revive him.
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there is a growing risk on the road this morning, new figures show an unprecedented 11% increase in the number of pedestrians killed on american roadways last year. researchers say drivers distracted by cell phones may be the major factor. and finally, one person who has dedicated her life to keeping pedestrians safe, janet haines. she is a school crossing guard in virginia but she's not just any school crossing guard. she is 91 years young. >> all right. >> she was just honored for her 50 years of service making sure the students of st. james catholic school get to their classes safe and sound. you see the balloons. we salute you. i love this. her first day on the job, march 29th, 1967. and she has no plans to retire. >> why should she? >> she's going to ring that bell. wow, we salute her. >> that's dedication to the job right there. oh, boy. all right. thank you, amy. now to an incredible rescue caught on camera in california. a motorcycle driver losing control of his bike going over a
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cliff and his friend rushing in to save him. abc's nick watt has that story. >> reporter: keep your eye on that guy. >> oh, [ bleep ]. >> reporter: again, slo-mo, again, watch how close that suv came to hitting him. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the guy with the helmet cam and potty mouth who filmed it all, name's david. back on the scene reliving the moment his buddy rode off a cliff. >> willy! >> he went up six or seven feet in the air. i thought he was dead. i didn't know what's down there. >> i'm coming down, willy! >> reporter: then after that he went silent? >> yes. call 911. >> battalion 4, vehicle over the side. angeles forest highway. >> reporter: maybe a 50-foot drop but willy is alive and awake. >> do you feel anything broken? >> i don't know. >> don't move, okay. what do you remember? what happened? >> my back tire like slipped. ooh. my left arm hurts a lot. >> yeah, it's probably broken, dude.
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i saw you flip twice. did you feel that or don't you remember? >> i don't remember. >> reporter: the fire department arrives clifftop. >> don't move. >> okay. >> throw a bunch of ropes down and get you guys out by rope. what's your name? >> willy. >> willy. >> yes, sir. >> and you are a lucky man, willy. >> oh, yeah, man. >> reporter: willy, a miracle of the angeles crest highway, a fractured shoulder. that's it. he is already home. soon he says he'll be back on his bike. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> wow. >> incredible. >> one lucky fellow. yes, indeed. back to ginger and memphis. ginger. >> you know, this is not an april fools' joke. up to a foot of snow in parts of new england. you can see right there in the winter storm warning and we'll get to the stormy cities now.
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i am abc7 news meteorologist, mike nicco. sunny, windy and cooler today. sunshine returns tomorrow and lasts through sunday, and next weekend is the chance of rain, eight or nine days away. 62 in half moon bay, and these temperatures are closer to average, but up to ten to going back to the snow, it
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could stretch into parts of connecticut. >> yes, indeed. coming up, the dramatic 911 call in that stand your ground case. what the homeowner's son said before he shot those teen burglars. why this man is under fire this morning for trying to save that little baby bear cub. why he's causing such a stir coming up. ere's nothing quite al as staying at a disney resort hotel. so imagine... complimentary rides to and from the park... even extra time with your family in the park. and this summer, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select walt disney world resort hotels. so if you're not staying here, just think what you might be missing. how's it going? oh, it's going good. yeah? yeah, it's going great. this is my jam. what is that? what? the moment you realize the gardening gene skipped a generation.
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7:23. good morning to you. i'm reggie aqui. governor brown coming the bay area. he's going to be in concord to pitch the largest gas tax in california history. he'll be asking us to get on board with paying 12 cents more per gallon. the money would pay for badly needed road repairs. speaking of the roads, hey, alexis. >> good morning. i have a new issue. really between vacaville and it involved a motorcycle rider. westbound 80 to manual campos and sounds like a moment. a quick check of the bay bridge
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have you heard or felt those breezes? they're getting up there, around 30, 35 miles per hour. faster starting noon to 8:00 along the coast. gusts up to 50 miles per hour in our hills, midnight tonight through 12:00 noon tomorrow. 45 to 50 gusts. temperatures very mild this morning, most of us in the low to mid-40s. i know it's preseason but the bay bridge series, just like summer, mid to upper 50s and windy, no fog. my accuweather 7-day forecast, warmest saturday, reggie. >> looking forward to that. another update in 30 minutes and always on the news app and online. take a look at santa cruz this morning and natasha, mike,
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tornadoes already causing serious damage down south as ginger has been telling us. a major cleanup is now under way. >> busy thursday morning. right. all right, first this half hour we turn to those newly released 911 calls in that deadly home invasion. a son on the phone with police just moments after he shot three masked intruders who broke into his father's house armed. abc's kayna whitworth is on the scene in broken arrow, oklahoma, with much more more us. >> reporter: david, good morning. i spoke with a 911 operator who took that call. she said zach peters was certified and pleading for help for the teens after shooting them. >> i've just been broken into. three men, two i've shot in my house. >> reporter: this morning, new 911 audio of the oklahoma break-in that left three teenagers dead. >> are they bleeding? >> yes, i believe one's -- one's down. one's still talking. you need to get here now. >> reporter: that's 23-year-old zach peters pleading with the
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911 operator to send help after shooting three masked intruders. >> what did you shoot them with? >> an ar-15. >> reporter: monday afternoon in broad daylight, police say three teenagers armed with brass knuckles and a knife shattered the glass back door of this home. peters was there and opened fire. >> do you know where they both are, sir? >> one is in the kitchen. one crawled into the northeast corner bedroom and a third one i did not shoot. he ran outside. >> reporter: the suspects have been identified as 19-year-old maxwell cook, 17-year-old jacob redfern and 16-year-old jaykob woodriff. >> anything you would like to say? >> reporter: the accused getaway driver, 21-year-old rodriguez, allegedly the mastermind behind the heist, and her friend claiming she called him right after the three boys were killed. >> she said that they thought that the house was empty. all she knows, she heard over 12 gunshots, so she freaked out and left. >> reporter: after turning herself in, rodriguez was arrested under an oklahoma law
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that says someone can be charged with murder if they take any part in a fatal crime. she's now facing three counts of felony first degree murder and three counts of first degree burglary. ellison also telling police that rodriguez took the three boys to that same house earlier that day. they made off with liquor and speakers, but it was not enough for her to pay her rent, so they went back and that's when they were killed, david. >> wow, incredible they went back a second time. kayna, thank you. let's bring in nancy grace, good morning, always great to have you back and a lot of talk about this being a test of these so-called stand your ground laws but a lot of people listening to the story will say three masked intruders, armed themselves, that the homeowner had every right to protect himself and shoot them. what are the prosecutors examining here? >> well, you are darned right. this is stand your ground. although stand your ground laws really got a bad rap after george zimmerman used that when
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he gunned down a teen boy trayvon martin, so that's why everyone has it in their mind that stand your ground is a bad thing. it's not. what it is really is a souped up self-defense and in this case, you've got a 23-year-old young guy at home. he lives with his parents. he hears a break-in. he goes down, skids into the kitchen and sees three guys dressed in black with masks, gloves, the works, brass knuckles, a knife, they have an exchange of words and he unleashes the weapon. it is an ar-15. that's considered bad in a lot of ways. it's just like m-16 military rifle. it is semiautomatic and that has really turned a lot of heads but it doesn't matter if you're using an ar or an bb gun, if somebody comes in your house you have a right to defend yourself and imagine coming in your kitchen and seeing three guys standing there. so i really think this boils
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down to self-defense, and i'll tell you what's going to be the hangup. here's the sticky part. that felony murder charge they are looking at for rodriguez. she's looking down the wrong end of a barrel at three murder charges. she masterminds the whole thing according to reports, she eggs them on. she gets them to go in, commit the burglary to pay her rent money and the first time she hears the gunshot, bam, she's out of there and leaves them to die. so, yeah, she's in a lot of trouble. i would not say the shooter, zach is in trouble. >> that's what i wanted to ask you about. because those are the only charges right now. are against the young woman you talk about who was waiting in the car. you believe those charges stick? >> oh, i think they're absolutely going to stick. you know, at first everyone was wondering, well, stand your ground in oklahoma, i guess in homage to "dirty harry." they call it the "make my day"
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instead of stand your ground. everyone was wondering, you know, he uses a semiautomatic weapon on these three teens. is he going to be charged? no, i don't think he's going to be charged. it's going to be open and shut self-defense. the sticky point as i say is this girl, stephanie rodriguez. she is the one -- elizabeth rodriguez is facing three charges of felony murder. >> all right, nancy grace with us this morning, nancy always cuts to the chase. thanks, nance. coming up, that real-life medical mystery involving "grey anatomy's" star chandra wilson and her daughter. come on back. come on back. star chandra wilson's daughter. come on back.
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and back with that real-life medical mystery for a "grey's anatomy" star. chandra wilson opening up about the rare illness that suddenly struck her daughter. abc's matt gutman sat down with her and is live from l.a. with all those details. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we know chandra wilson as dr. bailey on "grey's anatomy," but
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when her daughter started having debilitating abdominal pain, the real-life mama had to crack a real-life medical mystery. this one wasn't solved in an episode. it took nearly a year of tests. the worst part, she said, not knowing what this mystery disease was. >> this tumor is dangerous. complicated and smart. >> reporter: for 13 seasons on abc's hit show, "grey's anatomy," chandra wilson's character, dr. miranda bailey, has saved lives and solved the toughest of medical mysteries. >> this job was made for me. >> reporter: but this morning the five-time emmy nominated actress is opening up about a real-life mystery illness affecting her 23-year-old daughter sarina. it's one she couldn't treat with tv magic. >> it presented itself like a real bad case of food poisoning and it didn't go away for about four or five days so because of that we went to the e.r. >> reporter: we caught up with
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chandra on the set of "grey's anatomy." so, does the tv doctor in you at this point start to think, all right, these symptoms don't add up? this is not food poisoning. i've got to look deeper into this. >> yeah, i started looking for patterns, right. when you are the parent of someone who is a chronic pain sufferer you end up creating these binders for all of the hospital stays so you can keep track of every visit and any new thing that comes out. this one is a year old. >> it's only one year's worth of medical -- >> yeah. >> reporter: after ten months of tests, sarina was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome or cvs. genetic experts say it's difficult to pin down just how many suffer from the disorder because it's so hard to diagnose. >> sarina was very lucky because of the care and persistence of her mother. most patients go many years without a diagnosis. >> reporter: did it feel better once you actually had a diagnosis and knew what it was?
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>> the name gave us a direction to go in. >> cyclic vomiting syndrome. >> reporter: and turning her life into art, chandra directed an episode scrambling to diagnose this mysterious disease. >> being able to be on "grey's anatomy" with all those people watch it and hear it and say, oh, my god, i've heard of it. that's my kid, my husband, my aunt, that means so much because i just remember what it meant to us. >> reporter: the mother/daughter duo posing for the upcoming issue of "people" magazine hoping their story will help others suffering from this disorder. >> that's something i can do sitting on the chair on this set, my daughter said, go ahead. do that. i don't always have to take her -- but she says, go ahead and do it. >> reporter: her daughter's been battling this disease for six years. so why talk about it now? because after being dormant for years her daughter has suffered another crippling bout of the illness and while they have a diagnosis, that's only part of
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the battle for people who suffer from cvs. there's no known cure or way to control these painful episodes, so, robin, still very much a mystery. >> yeah, it is. matt, thank you. going to bring in our chief medical and health adviser, dr. richard besser for this. great that they're shining a light on it. just tell us a little more on how rare it is. >> it's very rare. we don't have an accurate number of the people who are affected but what she's experiencing is typical where you're totally normal then have episodes where you're having intense bouts of vomiting. it's one of those conditions that's hard to make a diagnosis because there's no blood test for this. so, it's looking for that pattern and having many years before you make a diagnosis like she did is pretty typical. >> how often do people find themselves in this situation that they know something is wrong, the doctors can't identify it, what do they do? >> you know, it's more common than you might think. they've cataloged more than 7,000 rare disorders and these
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are disorders that may affect just a few people or up to 100,000 people or 200,000 people. with those conditions, it's really, really hard because any one doctor you see may have never seen them before and that makes it challenging and you want to start with your regular doctor and -- but if you're not getting it there, you want to push, follow up and get to see a specialist. >> rich, you have been our regular doctor here at abc and i'm going to try to get through this without crying. i won't be here next week when you're saying good-bye because you're going on and you're doing something wonderful and i wanted to say thank you personally. you have helped me through my health challenges and everybody else here and just love you and just so appreciative of everything you've done for us at abc news. >> the time i've spent with you here has been an honor. it's been a privilege. talking with you and through you about health to our audience has just been -- it's been one of the greatest things in my life and thank you for everything you've given me. >> bless you.
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michael. >> i got to say, robin, doc, you will be missed. as you told me when you leave i'll be the tallest man in the building again. the bell for dr. besser, yeah! [ rings bell ] there we go, doc. we love you, man. coming up on our big board, we're going to see why this man is under fire for trying to save a baby bear. we're going to be back in two minutes. i'm going to give the doctor a hug. hug. just saved a whole lot of money by switching to geico. huh. we should take a closer look at geico... you know, geico insures way more than cars. boats, motorcycles... even rvs! geico insures rvs? what's an rv? uh, the thing we've been stuck on for five years! wait, i'm not a real moose?? we've been over this, jeff... we're stickers! i'm not a real moose? give him some space. deep breaths, jeff. what's a sticker?!? take a closer look at geico. great savings. and a whole lot more. atblue diamond almonds wein our almondmilk.ia-grown and we're proud of that. but the whole "care-and-nurturing" part?
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new ad, brace yourself. you'll see people with clothes on. >> oh. >> and you might even hear about some food. check out the new ad. >> take that down, put that up. >> that was supposed to be a fresh ingredient then that lady got in there and her clothes flew off. it was windy. >> you know when i started this company it was about one thing, pioneering a new way to food. >> this is what i've been talking about. food, not boobs. >> shut up, junior. >> yes, sir. >> carl hardee sr. >> david, why do you have that look on your face? all right. the idea here. they have a fictional character taking the company over from his playboy son and making fun of their history putting it off on, hey, we had the wrong young people in charge and now we're take a new direction and we'll be a more grown-up company. >> we know sex sells so why the dramatic makeover? why are they doing it now? >> it's not because of a backlash. if so they would have done this 10, 15 years ago when the ads came out. what they decided is they need to evolve now.
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their market has been young, hungry men. they want to expand that and decided not everybody -- >> they want some women come into their -- >> not everybody wants a burger with a side of cleavage so you have to change what you are doing. no, this is the truth. if you have a problem in marketing, if you want people to think about your food and all they know is that paris hilton was washing a bentley you have a problem, so they are focusing on food quality now. >> i will have to look at their menu closer from what you're saying. thank you, t.j. we move on to an oregon man who is under fire for rescuing a bear cub he thought was dying. corey hancock said he came across a barely breathing animal while hiking monday so he brought it to a nearby wildlife center thinking it was the right thing to do but wildlife expert ron magill joins us now. ron, he said he couldn't walk away and let the baby bear die. what should you do in a situation like this and how dangerous is this? >> it's real dangerous. nothing more dangerous than a
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mother bear with cubs and you don't know if that mother was around. the bottom line is this, michael. it's a wild animal. you need to leave it alone. you can call authorities and report the location but never take it out of the environment. his heart was in the right place but people need to be educated to know this. it's part of the circle of life. you got to let the animal -- the mother may have been taking care of it still or an animal meant not to survive. >> and this reminds us of this story last year of the father and son that tried to rescue that baby bison by putting it in their car. sadly that bison had to be put down and officials say they didn't have the resources to care for it. what could happen to the bear cub in this case? >> you know, amy, i'm hoping they find a place for it. it's gotten a lot of attention. i'm sure they'll probably find a sanctuary for the one bear. but the bottom line is more often than not animals taken out of the wild cannot find a home for it end up being euthanized. that's the story, and that's what people need to understand. nature selects animals. if an animal is not meant to survive in the wild, it's because it's not healthy enough, and that's how nature makes sure a species is as strong as possible. only the survival of the fittest keeps them alive. it's not a domestic dog or cat
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that you want to rescues, it's a wild animal and the wild nature selects which animals will survive. >> ron, what this young man did was illegal. he could have been charged but he was just fined and he's walking away with a warning. do you think that was the right decision? >> absolutely. this man had no mal intent. he wanted to do the right thing but thank god for people like you doing this story. wild animals, leave them alone. especially babies. the mothers are still taking care of them. give them a chance to do so. >> thank you very much, guys. great job, robach. coming up, this incredible 7-year-old basketball phenom. she is here and we got a big surprise for her as she's going to love it. plus, "deals & steals," everything is 50% off. you guys are going to love that. it's late it's an all nighter when are we even going to sleep?
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. ivanka trump takes an official role in her father's administration facing new scrutiny as she takes on an unprecedented role as assistant to the president. plus, new concerns about russian agents interfering in the election. also this morning the "gma" exclusive, katey sagal speaks out. opening up about her struggle with drug addiction and revealing how she recovered. why she is sharing her powerful story now. ♪ 24 karat magic a "friends"-filled morning. >> i have no idea what's going on, but i'm excited. >> i'll go with you! >> with matthew perry live as lisa kudrow reunites with alec baldwin. could we be any more excited? ♪ this is going to be the best day of my life ♪ the 7-year-old basketball prodigy taking on the harlem globetrotters.
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plus, the big surprise we have for her this morning. ♪ this is going to be the best day ♪ >> and she's saying -- >> good morning, america! [ ringing bell ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ pump up the jam >> oh, her name is samaya and she's just 7 years old and, my, can she play a little ball there. happy thursday, everybody. it's great to have david with us this week. >> great to be back. it's thursday, right? over the hump. >> one more day. >> we were all watching samaya practice earlier. we were looking in the monitor. she is really incredible. stealing the spotlight from the harlem globetrotters and we're going to have a little bit of a surprise for her. look at this. this is incredible. >> she's only been playing a year. a year. >> she's blindfolded. >> that is a gift. that truly is. >> maybe one day she'll be playing in the women's final four where i'm headed right after -- [ ringing bell ]
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>> that bell for you. >> ring responsibly on the back. >> i have been. >> you know what, you got me excited. we're excited about samaya but we're also very excited because tory johnson is here with "deals & steals." all for the home. [ cheers and applause ] >> every single bargain up to 50% off and these are already great deals, so tory, thanks once again, looking forward to that. >> uh-huh. [ cheers and applause ] but first to amy with the morning's rundown. amy. >> good morning, guys. the big story this morning the senate intelligence committee holding its first hearing on russian interference in the presidential election with the house committee's investigation stalled, the senate panel's top republican and democrats are promising to set aside politics and work together. they are looking into reports that russia tried to influence the outcome of the election by
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paying more than a thousand hackers and internet trolls to spread fake news about hillary clinton targeting voters in battleground states. president trump's daughter ivanka has announced she is taking an official white house job serving as assistant to the president. it's a government position but she will not take a salary. ethics experts had complained that any informal role could have allowed her to bypass ethics rules. well, severe storms are moving into the midwest and the southeast today. at least 18 tornadoes have been reported from texas to arkansas since tuesday with major damage in parts of texas. two children were electrocuted by downed power lines in ft. worth and in louisiana, the problem is flash flooding with up to 9 inches of rain and hail the size of golf balls fell in arkansas and missouri. well, federal investigators are responding to this scene of a deadly bus crash west of san antonio. 13 members of a church group were killed when their bus collided head-on with a truck. it's unclear what led up to that
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crash. and in colorado, a great-grandmother survived five days stranded in the mountains with her cat. 85-year-old ruby stein took a wrong turn, drove into a rural area and got stuck on a muddy road for five days, she actually melted snow on her dashboard for water and rationed her rice krispie treats until some hikers eventually found her. she says her cat kept her spirits up through the entire ordeal. and finally, to celebrate the first day of april, burger king is introducing a very new product. it's really special. take a look. >> to keep your mouth whopper fresh, use whopper toothpaste from day one, the ultra fresh advanced whopper technology will help keep your breath whopper fresh longer than ever. >> you saw it here. whopper toothpaste. the active ingredients will apparently keep your breath smelling just like the chain's signature burger and if you believe that, well, you just fell for an april fools' day whopper. >> ah! >> we totally did. >> we totally did. >> i know.
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>> she gets so excited too. right? when she pulls one off on us. >> she did right there. amy, thank you so much. how about lara spencer and some "pop news"? >> yes, indeed. [ cheers and applause ] this one is for you, my friend. good morning, everybody. "pop news" time and you guys all probably remember this music video, take a look. ♪ there she is. a 19-year-old courteney cox getting her big break in bruce springsteen's "dancing in the dark." now a proud mom. her 12-year-old daughter coco following in mom's footsteps starring in a music video for the song "wild" by monogem. take a look. ♪ that's her. she's only 12 years old. we had to share this with you today. >> coco. >> that's coco. >> wow. >> and the reason we're sharing with you today, robin, is that, well, first of all, cox's big
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break led to a role on the beloved '90s sitcom "friends." as you know. not only do we have her former on screen husband matthew perry coming up here on the show, but but lisa kudrow is also on the show today. [ applause ] >> remember seeing coco on "dancing with the stars." >> she's all growed up. >> growed up. >> see if we can get jennifer aniston in one of these stories. >> come one, come all, friends. love this next story. a philadelphia based business bringing a new meaning to multitasking. it's called the girls autoclinic. it's an all women's fixer-upper shop encouraging women to become shechanics. get comfortable with your cars, how they work. they have just made it even more appealing adding a clutch beauty bar inside. this is in philadelphia, by the way, so women on the go can get a mani-pedi blow-out while their tire blowout fixed. i think it's fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] isn't that smart?
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right now, though, it's the only girls auto clinic in existence. it's in philadelphia. as i said. the goal, though, to franchise to as many cities as possible. >> love the idea. >> i love that idea. >> they rock. i've seen then. >> shechanics is what they coin themselves. most of you women, are you familiar with how your car -- could you change your own oil? i'm not there yet. i'm not a shechanic. >> if you say that i guarantee you a lot of guys will be dropping their cars off there too. >> equal opportunity. finally there's a reason i'm not just being immature like usual. time to say farewell to one of the classic colors in our favorite crayon box. >> which one? >> i know. that's what we're wondering. for the first time since introducing it they plan on retiring one color from its 24-count box. i'm giving you each one. i want you to take a peek. they will do it right here in
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times square tomorrow in honor of national crayon day. they will at the same time -- wait, wait for it. they're also going to unveil a new color. it will be poised to take its place in the 24 and 64-count box so here is the question. will dandelion be a dead man or is it time to say au revoir to apricot or see you later, cerulean? we'll all find out tomorrow. the picks right here are -- >> david and i picked the same color. >> apricot. >> sort of a skin tone. >> robin was -- >> i can't. i can't. >> you can't? >> no. >> i can't. >> you just got to let it go, robin. let it go. [ applause ] >> oh. >> yeah. >> i'm going dandelion dead -- >> i remember getting these to go to school every year and you felt -- i was so happy with a new crayon box.
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>> did you ever get the 64-box? the big one? >> oh, and the sharpener. >> i never. it was too expensive. >> that was a rich kid. >> okay. >> they never -- >> i got one row. that one row gone. >> just gray. >> just say gray. >> this is better than the final four. >> gray in your -- just gray. this is better than the final four, okay. >> there are two oranges, though. do you see this? there's a light and yellow-orange. >> so maybe, maybe -- >> we have our bets tomorrow. and let you know the big reveal. >> all right. >> thank you, lara. >> i love that. >> bringing back memories with the crayons. coming up, katey sagal, she's opening up about her new memoir and life in the spotlight. and tory johnson is here. "deals & steals." everything is 50% off. "gma's morning menu" brought to you by chick-fil-a. to you by chick-fil-a. we were able to replace everything in it.
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award-winning tv star, katey sagal, is opening up about life in the spotlight. revealing a side of herself that many haven't seen in her new memoir, "grace notes: my recollections" will speak in a moment. but first a look at her story. >> daddy is going to be in a mood. just tell him i went shopping. >> we know her as the busty big haired peggy bundy pushing the envelope for 11 years on the iconic show "married with children." and more recently as jemma on "sons of anarchy." >> you looked me in the eye and you promised me you wouldn't hurt tara. >> despite the character she plays, there's another side of her many haven't seen before. singer and songwriter. ♪ >> reporter: and now in her new memoir, "grace notes," she's peeling back the curtain like never before revealing some of the darkest moments in her storied life and career.
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♪ [ applause ] >> great to have katey sagal here. for your first live interview about your book "grace notes." we're excited you decided to come here first. >> i'm so happy you had me. >> you know what, you have played so many iconic characters. who didn't love peggy bundy? [ applause ] i had a crush on peggy bundy. >> did you? >> that kind of transfers to you. >> ah. >> but you know this is a different side of you we see in the book. >> right. >> why did you decide to write something so personal? >> well, it started as sort of journaling for my children. i wanted them to -- well, first of all, i like to i thought, you know, my parents had passed on young and i wanted my children to know about me, know about our history, not that they hadn't known quite a bit of it already by the time i wrote the book. but i just -- i just started that way and before i knew it became more than that. >> you were very open in the book. >> yeah. >> you talked about drug addiction, alcohol addiction. and did you have any
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reservations about writing about that? >> no, you know, i've been in recovery for 30 years now. so i -- and it's a part of the way i live my life, that in order for me to tell the stories to my children, it would have to be a part of that. because it is the way i live my life and it is kind of the way i've raised my family and it's just a big, big part of me, so you had to know what happened to know where i am now. >> and the addiction started innocently enough as a teenager taking diet pills. >> yep. >> and escalated from there. >> escalated. i definitely took to those diet pills. it was sort of a -- you know, i have that kind of compulsive personality that goes along with substances and so it started that way and then it just escalated from there. >> and you speak about your kids and in this book you wrote three chapters, one to each your kids like love letters to them. >> right. >> did they -- i think you said
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they knew some of what happened but did they know everything about your life before you wrote this book? >> no, i think there's some surprises for them but mostly as they've been age appropriate i raised my children very honestly knowing that i've made mistakes and sort of gives them the -- that we all make mistakes. it just, you know, i didn't want to paint a picture of perfection as a parent, so but i did let them read my older two, i let them read the chapters before i put it in the book and they had notes and -- >> as your kids do. >> like, mom, really, do you have to say that? do you have to say that? so i pulled back a few things from them and but i if he would that basically, you know, it was interesting -- i didn't write a linear story about any of them. i sort of came at it the way, you know, in the moment of telling a story, so it wasn't like you were born and then this happened and then that happened. and each one of them i have a different relationship with, so it kind of, you know, gets to them through my experience with
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them. >> you talk about you are surprising them. surprised me. the musical career. you opened for etta james and sang background for bette midler. and you got fired by bob dylan so you've had a lot of different things. >> yes. >> wow. amazing. >> yeah, well, that was really my first career choice was i wanted to be a singer/songwriter and i did throughout my 20s i made records, i was on the road, and i didn't really come the acting until my late 20s when i burned a lot of bridges in the music department, and, you know, it just -- the doors opened in another area for me, and it just kind of happened like that. yeah, my background is music and i always play music and i still have a band and make records and i do it because i love it. >> i tell you what we love you and the work you do and we're glad you switched over to acting because we all get to benefit from it for a long time. >> thank you. >> katey, thank you so much.
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good morning. i'm jessica castro. we're going to get a quick check of the traffic out there. how's it going? >> hey, well, all right. although certainly not as light as earlier this morning. want to take you to the bay bridge. a new crash on the eastbound side. east of treasure island. a vehicle spun out facing the wrong way and two left lanes blocked. you can see that's backing up into san francisco. hopefully they get chp on the scene soon and get it cleared. high wind advisory for the san mateo bridge, bay bridge, also. >> mike nicco has
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have you noticed the winds changed? maybe you heard them or been outside in them around. 26 to 35 miles per hour in some areas. faster at noon at the coast. and our higher elevations tonight. gusts to 50 miles per hour. bringing in dry air. temperatures in the low to mid-60s. about ten degrees cooler than yesterday. breezy and warmer than tomorrow. cooler by sunday and monday. jessica? >> mike, thank you. we will have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on the news app and abc7
8:30 am join us for mornings weekdays 4:30 to 7:00. ♪ you can ring my bell ring my bell ♪ ♪ ring my bell >> ooh. welcome back. what a wonderful audience we have this morning and do we have any basketball fans perhaps? [ cheers and applause ] don't make -- [ ringing bell ] >> mississippi state the women are going to the final four for the first time in the school's history. i hail from the great state of mississippi. they are going to play the defending champion, connecticut, and stanford is in it as well and south carolina, so four great teams, yes. >> and you're going. >> i'm going right after this. >> one more time, come on. [ ringing bell ] i'm losing my hearing.
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the reason we're doing this we're going to start off here at the table with a very talented young woman we could see playing in the final four someday. samaya clark-gabriel can dribble a basketball or two as you can see like nobody's business and i don't know a lot of adults who can do what she can do and so samaya and her dad and her beautiful mom and baby brother are all here in the audience with us this morning. [ cheers and applause ] hey. hey there. you got some skills going on there. so, what do you like about basketball? >> that you can have fun. >> fun. [ applause ] so glad about that. how long have you been playing? >> for a year. >> for a year. do you play any other support spls soccer and gymnastics. >> how did you learn how to get so good. >> because i be practicing and watching youtube and i be watching basketball an tv.
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>> you watch. is that it, dad? basically she was watching and -- >> she was watching one night. we were watching the new york knicks game and looked over to me and said she wanted to play basketball. so the next day we went to the mall, picked up a ball. that same day we went outside and she just started dribbling. i looked at her and said where did you learn this from. she said off of youtube. >> the miracle of youtube. all right. so, come on. come on. you want to show us some skills. you got some skills you want to show us. i got some game too, you know. just letting you know, i could play back in the day but i pulled a hammy so i can't do it anymore. show us what you got, baby. show us what you got. ♪ just bust a move ♪ you want it you got it >> come on back. come on back. come on. ♪ ladies look pretty ♪ take it from the club [ applause ]
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♪ >> oh! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> daddy. >> oh. now, it kind of helps she's so low to the ground. no, no, you've got some mad skills there, so proud of you and i know that other people are proud of you. >> samaya, that is so hard to do for anybody. adult, kid, whatever -- in a year. had you a chance to meet the harlem globetrotters. right? did you have a lot of fun? >> yes. >> yeah, you did. >> they're big fans of yours. >> yes. >> they invited you to their game and that's coming up here and you know what, flight time is here. please welcome a harlem globetrotter. >> back again. >> i have some good news for samaya.
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>> first of all, come on now. these are some mad skills she has going on. >> hey, she's better than me already. >> so, she's already going to the game but what else do you have for her. >> well, you'll also have a chance to go out to center court with myself and my teammates and have a chance to entertain all the fans at the game with your ballhandling skills. >> they're going to play. >> and if you do a good job, if you did a great job which i'm sure you will we'll also give you a chance to do it again on april 14th at the new nassau coliseum. i know you have tnt's jersey. how about an ace jersey to go along with it. all for you. [ applause ] >> can you believe -- you're going to play with the trotters. can you believe that? >> yes. >> yes, you can. and you are certainly that. hey, flight time, thank you. >> thank you. >> i really -- i really -- i want you all to join us for the
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rest of the show and let me tell you, you were at my alma mater at southeastern university. >> that's right. >> lined up and they had a great time there and they're wonderful people and i appreciate all that the trotters do. spreading happiness. >> let's go, samaya. let's go. [ applause ] >> you got it. what am i doing? >> you're not playing. >> here you go, baby. here you go. thanks, flight time. >> i remember watching the globetrotters when i was a kid. how awesome is that. >> did you fall for the bucket -- >> every time. >> doesn't get old. >> that was very special and we have another very special guest here with us this morning. he's always had us laughing as the funniest friend on tv and now a dramatic new role alongside katie holmes in "the kennedys: after camelot." please welcome matthew perry, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> how are you doing. >> good to see you, buddy. >> looking good. >> hello. >> good to see you. thank you for being here. wow. >> hi. go sit down. yay. >> right here? >> yeah. >> don't you just start smiling when you see this man. >> yeah. >> that's very nice. >> you do. >> you just feel good. i assume you guys have a present for me too? >> yes, we do. >> well, you saw samaya. she's a young budding star and you were definitely a star when you were young but what did you want to be when you were growing up. >> what did i want to be? an astronaut. no, i don't know. i wanted to be what i'm doing. this is what i wanted to do. yeah. >> that's great. >> it happened for you. [ applause ] >> and when i say that i mean be on this show right now. [ laughter ] >> exactly what you meant. >> yeah. >> so you got a new show. much different from "friends," though. this is very different. tell us about being part of the kennedy story. >> the kennedy story is -- i'm
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mostly known for doing comedy or trying to be funny at least. but this is -- >> could you be more funny? >> thank you. yeah. [ applause ] i've never heard that before. >> i deserve that. >> no, but you actually did it perfectly. the kennedy thing is a -- not just a drama but it's a tragedy. it's a very serious thing like there was -- it was just serious from beginning to end. it was relentless but there's an audience for it. the first one 12 million people watched the first one. so, but it was a very, very serious set and there was no room for any jokes, like i would make a joke and people would just go -- >> oh no. >> did you feel like a bad kid at school. >> a little bit and we were
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shooting a scene in this old mental hospital, i mean, so depressing and we were shooting this scene where bobby kennedy had just been shot and the whole kennedy family was around and i think it was a seen katie holmes was directing and in the scene and everybody was very serious and bobby kennedy, a scene about whether to turn off bobby kennedy's life support system. >> wow. >> and we were all there and everybody was so serious and i just turned to everybody and said, you all know this isn't actually happening, right? >> how did that go over? >> how did that go over? [ applause ] >> no, i mean, i finally got a laugh after a month. >> they're making you work for it. katie was here yesterday. >> she's great. >> and singing your praises and you all want to see a little bit. here it is. "the kennedys." >> i probably should have told you, this whole
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i didn't think you'd come if you knew. but now you're here and everything is going to be okay. >> wow. really great. >> you play ted kennedy. >> yes. >> over the course of, what, 30 years or so. >> yeah, i play him from '38 to '67. >> so you go from a young teddy to a bigger teddy along the way. >> yeah, yeah. what do you mean? [ laughter ] >> well, i heard you had to like -- prosthetics and like a corset type thing at one point. >> well, it was a compression suit. >> that's what you call it. >> that's got to be comfortable. >> it was this suit because when he was young, he was more stocky and more square-like than me. so on like the second day they said we'd like you to wear this compression suit and i said sure, i'm a good sport and put it on and i was oh, my god and it pulls everything in and everything in.
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and -- >> morning show. >> it's a morning show. when i say everything, i mean a shoulder. you know. >> that's what i was thinking. >> so, it just -- i will say and it's a morning show but i'll be honest if i had to go to the bathroom, 45-minute thing. >> wow. >> yeah. >> and it had to involve two people. >> all pretty fast. >> two-person job. i want -- >> you don't want to talk about that. >> no, let's talk about "friends" for a minute. you were the king of the one-liner. >> oh, thank you. >> on "friends" and we asked what was your all-time favorite? you chose one for us. >> yes. >> in a scene with joey. take a look. matthew's favorite. >> see frankie. he did my first suit when i was 15. no, wait, 16, no, excuse me, 15. all right, when was 1990? >> okay, you have to stop the q-tip when there's resistance.
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>> miss it. >> i miss it too. >> and you were hilarious with the one-liners but you do one-word impressions of celebrities. justin hoffman, michael keaton. salma hayek and you have a new one. >> it all started with dustin hoffman and i did dustin hoffman saying the word why. which sounds exactly like this -- why. that's dustin hoffman saying the word why and kevin pollak my friend the master impersonator did for merely yam neeson saying bananas so now i'm going to share that with you. >> hit it. >> bananas. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey. >> nice. >> i don't know how you survived on that set without being able to laugh. man, it's impossible. you got to see it. "the kennedys: after camelot" premieres sunday on reelz, make sure you check out matthew
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perry, everybody. thank you, man. coming up, more "deals & steals" with tory johnson. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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back here on "gma." i'm already starting to see the tops of thunderstorms blowing up in arkansas but there's another storm that's going to bring high wind to parts of the southwest. las vegas could see guffs up to 60 miles per hour today. we'll have more on that storm as
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hello, i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. going to be breezy, sunny. starting mild this morning. ending up in the low to >> that report brought to you by macy's. i want to show you, we're here to warn people ahead of the storms. we were safe last night and even got some ribs so we're taking memphis in until the storms begin. >> all right. you do take care. glad to have you there. happy to have you there for us. thank you. we are back now, tory johnson. more "deals & steals" for us. >> okay, so first up, bobble. deon day and i coordinated so i could have that bottle made to match your outfit. >> come on. >> we have the plain one so if you feel -- maybe this is more elegant when you're wearing it to a black-tie. they make amazing bottles. stainless steel and double insulated which means that hot
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beverages stay hot longer, cold beverages stay cold longer. which is what is so great about it and what i also love, you can customize it, solid bottle or so many different fonts to put your name on it. >> the deal. >> 25 to $31, slashed in half, $12.50 to $15.50. >> for a water bottle. >> fabulous. >> that looks familiar. >> dave's sweet tooth. we met dave a retired firefighter in detroit when we were on "deals & steals" and wheels tour and he and his son andrew created this. there they are. they created this toffee company based on dave's recipe and our viewers fell in love with it and brought back the two best sellers and a new one, vanilla bean. one jar of three different flavor, milk, dark andvanilla bean. slashed in half 20 bucks for the trio. think ahead. mother's day, easter basket or
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just because it's thursday. >> i'm telling you, i don't have a big sweet tooth. this is so good. >> melt in your mouth instead a lot cracks your teeth. melts in your mouth. >> thank you, tory, as always. we have partnered with these companies and you can get details on our website. we'll be right back. [
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pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough, actions can make pg&e safer. and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline, adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno. that's why we're working every day to make pg&e
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the safest energy company in the nation. welcome back to "gma." alec baldwin and lisa kudrow, they play mother and son in a new movie "the boss baby" and nick watt sat down with them both. >> we babies are having a crisis. behold our mortal enemy. yep. >> reporter: that's alec baldwin's voice coming out of a baby, "the boss baby." baldwin is having a ball. >> you can't not have fun playing a baby in a suit with one of those diaper things. >> i guess your wife is doing all the diaper changing at your
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house, you don't even know the name of it. >> reporter: jimmy kimmel and lisa kudrow play mom and dad. there is a 7-year-old and a despised new arrival. >> but you know love conquers all, don't you think in yeah, no, i was choked up by the end of the movie. >> you don't mean -- >> love. >> i have a 3-year-old, 1 1/2-year-old and 5-month-old and in the end they have to hug each other and kiss each other and say they love each other. my wife is very smart that way. when i was a kid, you know, my parent, they didn't have time for that. they had six kids. everybody breaking windows and shooting arrows into the wall. >> did you send each other to the hospital ever? >> a couple of time, yeah. >> reporter: turns out "boss baby" has a mission to thwart a clone puppy that will suck up all the love in the world. >> that's how it feels. there's a finite amount of love. >> reporter: last time they worked together, friends in 2001. >> everybody, this is parker. >> i was her like really annoying boyfriend. >> we probably should get going.
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>> classic ross. >> is it going to be reunion of the bunch of all of you people? >> not that i know of. >> no? >> no. >> it would be nice. >> i mean we've all had dinner together. that was really fun. yeah, like a year ago. that was the first time that we were in the same room having a meal together. >> reporter: baldwin went on to be jadonaghe on "30 rock." >> why is your tie always a little scare. >> i did 6 1/2 years of a tv show and that's all you have to say about my tie? your show, great show -- are you all going to get together and your tie is a mess. >> i'm surprised nobody ever told thaw. >> can we start again. >> i'm surprised nobody ever told you that. >> for multiple reasons we have to start again. >> reporter: apparently ad-libbing in the voice booth. >> stay out of my way. >> they took out my senior bacon. >> nothing i had to do with was cut out. >> reporter: what's left. >> bummer. >> vintage baldwin. >> this is war. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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>> very funny. and "the boss baby" opens tomorrow. right now though let's go outside to rob marciano. >> hey, lara. check it out. great crowd out here and i'm with the eh bee family. you may recognize them interest their creative videos that racked up 17 million followers. when it came time to plan their greater american road trip across the country it was a family blitz and teamed up with our sponsor flonase, allergy relief. welcome, guys. we got the monkeys, momma bee, papa bee. why was it so important to go across the country like this. >> we partnered with flonase so we can be greater than our allergies and live in the moment and do what we do best, have fun as a family. >> we've seen that from the videos. this is the time of year when allergies are tough and battled it out and wrap it up in new york and have done cool things. what are you going to do today. >> our next stop, final destiny nation the animal shelter in new
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york city and we're going to have fun with puppies and cats and we're going to have a blast today. it's going to be awesome. >> no allergy symptoms today. >> you've had fun with animals. one of your favorite things was in california. what did you do there. >> so, in california, we learned about animal marine wildlife and we learned how to rescue them. >> your favorite thing to do was? >> red rocks, denver. we got to do yoga with a bunch of girls and so much fun and the scenery was amazing. >> what a great trip it sounds like. for more fun go to for a live stream with the eh bees on their last part of the road trip. i'll be there, the new york ci
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make sure to watch "grey's anatomy" tonight. ellen pompeo making they are directorial debut. >> watch david muir on "world news tonight." double duty again. >> could never forget that and thank you, guys, for watching us this morning. have a great thursday.
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and good morning. i'm jessica castro. look at this behind me. looks beautiful outside. let's check in with mike. mike, it is windy, though, right? >> ton of sunshine, no doubt. look at the breezes. that cold front didn't have much moisture with it but a lot of wind. in fact, faster noon to 8:00 today at the coast. midnight to noon tomorrow in our hills. here's the accuweather 7-day forecast. temperatures low to mid-60s. warming through saturday. then a dry cool front cools us down sunday and monday. >> we have a high wind advisory for bay bridge and the trees blowing at the toll plaza. richmond bridge, okay through walnut creek. still slow out of tracy. >> thank you. time now for "live with kelly." we'll be back at 11:00 for the
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abc7 midday news. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly." today, mega movie star matthew mcconaughey and actress idina menzel. plus, a performance from a great big world. and christian slater is our cohost. all next on "live." [upbeat music] ♪ now here are kelly ripa and christian slater. [cheers and applause] >> christian: hey. hello. hey! [laughs] right, we're back. ♪ want to spin? yeah, baby! >> kelly: hi! >> christian: okay. i'll do a little dancing. why not? it's fun. >> kelly: why not? >> christian: okay. yeah! >> kelly: hi, guys. hi. hi. hi. [cheers and applause] >> christian: oh!


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