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good morning, america. the me too movement's golden moment. >> this is ours to share, wow, the power of women. >> hollywood taking on the sexual harassment scandal head on at the golden globes. the red carpet decked in black. oprah defining the night. >> the new day is on the horizon. >> bringing the audience to its feet setting a new tone. for hollywood and men and women around the globe. travel nightmare. a major terminal at jfk airport shut down after a pipe burst from the freezing cold flooding the terminal. more than 100 flights canceled. luggage piles up. and now a new storm is moving in out west. california bracing for flooding snow and dangerous winds. bannon backs down. president trump's former chief strategist apologizes for his
comments about donald trump jr. in that explosive book as the president defends hit own mental fitness calling himself very smart, a very stable genius. and breaking news for our viewers in the west. a fire at trump tower. ♪ tonight we own the night all that as we take you behind the scenes of hollywood's big night from oprah to sterling k. brown, plus "lady bird" and "big little lies," we're backstage with some of the night's biggest winners. what reese witherspoon, nicole kidman and more are saying only on "gma." >> all: good morning, america. we do say good morning, america. we hope you had a great weekend. but what a night for hollywood. women and men taking the red carpet wearing black showing solidarity. passionately making a huge
statement at the golden globes calling for an end to harassment and gender inequality. >> the passion reached its peak with oprah. first black woman to get the lifetime achievement award at the globes. at the beginning of the night seth meyers joked about her running for president. after that acceptance speech so many on twitter endorsed the idea, oprah 2020 the meme of the night and of course it has the whole audience at the beverly hilton up on their feet. >> it truly was trending. you see common among those on their feet. there were so many incredible moments as the awards season finally kicked off. lara was there for it all and up bright and early this morning there in l.a. for us, good morning, lara. >> good morning to you, robin. it really was an historic night. the men and women of hollywood coming together in solidarity saying time's up on inequality and abuse. take a look. >> ladies and remaining gentlemen. >> reporter: seth meyers didn't miss a beat. >> it's 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't.
>> reporter: the golden globes host address the me too and time's up movements head on. >> for the male nominees in the room tonight this is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud. >> reporter: refusing to ignore the elephant in the room. >> harvey weinstein isn't here tonight, but don't worry he'll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the in memoriam. it'll sound like that. >> reporter: even setting himself up. >> you want a new one? >> reporter: for light-hearted jabs. >> i'll do it, but i don't need your help. >> i do the set up and then you do the punch line. >> oh, is that how it works? you're explaining something i already know. is this the mansplaning part of the evening? >> reporter: in a night that delivered what ought to be business as usual, "lady bird" won best motion picture comedy. but its director greta gerwig was not even in the running for best director. natalie portman pointing out not a single woman director was
nominated. >> here are the all-male nominees. >> reporter: and the women of "big little lies" stole the night, echoing the time's up theme. >> nicole kidman. >> laura dern. >> reese, come here and get this. >> okay. >> time is up. we see you. we hear you. and we will tell your stories. thank you. >> reporter: it was also a night of historic wins. sterling k. brown, the first black actor to take home the honor in television drama. >> i'm being seen for who i am and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me. so thank you. >> you're the first african-american man to win best actor in a drama in the history of the golden globes. >> crazy. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. >> that must mean a great deal to you. >> it does. i was blown away first and foremost. now i'm just humbled. >> reporter: it was none other than oprah winfrey accepting the
cecil b. demille lifetime achievement award who may have summed up what the night was all about. >> the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning even during our darkest nights. so i want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon. [ cheers and applause ] and when that new day finally daw dawns it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men. fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, me too again.
[ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: after opera's speech oprah 2020 trending on twitter. and overnight her long time partner stedman graham saying a presidential run is a possibility. telling the "l.a. times" and i quote, it's up to the people but she would absolutely do it. i can tell you both after that speech she had quite a few people in that room saying they sure did like the sound of president winfrey. george and robin, back to you in new york. >> just incredible. i know oprah says she has no plans to run. that's what she told bloomberg overnight. not so farfetched. >> we'll see. we'll have much more backstage with the night's big winners just ahead. now to that travel nightmare affecting flights all over the world. the water main break shut down one of the terminals in new york's kennedy airport and canceled and delayed flights creating more trouble after that monster storm stranded so many passengers. look at the bags piled up there at jfk. our senior transportation correspondent, david kerley, is on the scene. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning,
george. they are going to be struggling again here at jfk. the airport hasn't fully recovered from the storm last thursday, and that is unacceptable according to the head of the port authority, and then you have the pipe break turning it into a real nightmare in that terminal behind me. just when it seemed it couldn't get worse that water pipe at jfk burst apparently from the freezing cold. three inches of water flooding part of the main international terminal. two-thirds of overseas flights affected. delta deciding today vert jets to atlanta sending international passengers through customs there and then fly to jfk as a domestic flight. but even before the water failed, jfk was a mess. two days after the bomb cyclone an aviation source telling abc news that many airlines tried to recover from the canceled friday flights and run a regular schedule too. for some that meant doubling the number of flights and there just weren't enough gates and everything slowed to a crawl.
>> the bottom line is that the overall performance in terms of getting passengers to gates and getting them unloaded in a timely fashion was completely unacceptable. >> reporter: thousands of bags attest to that as does lilly crawford who has seen it all. the thursday storm, the slowdown and the broken pipe, and she is still waiting to fly to china. >> nobody can tell me and no one wants to give me an answer because they know they'll be wrong. >> reporter: the problem here at jfk there are more than 100 airlines here and most other airports have about a half dozen, dozen. but there was a problem in communication, george. passengers will pay for that again today. lilly says she'll get on a flight later today. >> you can see the problems cascade. thanks very much. all right, george, as david just mentioned the deep freeze likely to blame for that water main break, but there is good news. that relentless record-breaking cold finally coming to an end. ginger, don't have to tell you, 13 days here in new york city of below freezing temperatures. longest stretch since, what,
1961? >> 1961 in a place like raleigh, north carolina, that you think would be above freezing has been subfreezing for almost 200 hours there shattering records there too and this morning a little price to pay for the thawout. we have snow and ice falling from parts of eastern ohio through western pennsylvania, schools are closed just south of louisville thanks to the ice. there are plenty of accidents on the roads in northern alabama. look at this video out of missouri. this is what it looked like when you hit the pink on the radar. that's how i attribute when people say what do the colors mean? that means pink on radar when you slip around on rides like that and you have that large stretch of a flash flood warning in louisiana and new orleans and then it'll come here this afternoon and evening right before we warm up to freezing just look out in the evening commute from philadelphia up through new york city. robin. >> just what you said, warm up to freezing. thank you. robin, we're going to switch gears and get the latest from the bombshell book about the
white house, "fire and fury." number one best-seller on amazon already reprinted several types and now trump's former top strategist steve bannon is trying to walk back some of his most explosive comments in the book. our chief white house correspondent jon karl in washington with the story. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. it took several days but now steve bannon is apologizing or at least sort of apologizing for some of the comments that he made to the author of that book, michael wolff. first the president declared steve bannon had lost his mind. now the white house is slamming the former chief strategist as angry and vindictive. >> it reads like an angry, vindictive person spouting off to a highly discredited author. >> reporter: after bapennnon's comments dominated the news for days, he is finally expressing regret, but only for what he said about the president's eldest son. donald trump jr. is both a patriot and a good man, bannon said in a written statement. he has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our
country around. that's a far cry from what bannon told author michael wolff, specifically about the trump tower meeting that trump junior set up last year along with jared kushner and then campaign manager paul manafort. with a russian lawyer said to have dirt on hillary clinton. in the book, bannon is quoted as saying the meeting was treasonous, and that the congressional investigators are, quote, going to crack don junior like an egg on national tv. now bannon is saying he has regrets. >> he doesn't use the word sorry. he doesn't use the word apology but he's tried to walk things back trying to preserve his viability as a leader of the conservative movement. >> reporter: the sort of mea culpa comes after the president blasted wolff and his, quote, fake book and came up with a new nickname for bannon over the weekend. >> i guess sloppy steve brought him into the white house quite a bit and it was one of those things. that's why sloppy steve is now looking for a job. >> reporter: the president is also responding to suggestions
in the book that even some of his top advisers consider him dumb and crazy. the president tweeting quote throughout my life my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart calling himself a genius and a very smart genius at that. meanwhile, there was smoke seen this morning billowing from the top of trump tower in new york city. it was a minor mechanical fire in the heating and electrical system and was quickly put out. although there were two people injured, one of them, a firefighter. >> okay. jon, meantime, it's not from the book but axios is reporting new insight into the president's schedule behind the scenes. >> reporter: they got a look at his private schedule, not the one that's public, but the one that guides his day. they see he's now beginning his day at about 11:00 coming into the oval office and big blocks of time for what is called executive time, not a lot of meetings at least not on the schedule.
and, george, the president does have a busy day and a long day today, however, he is going to nashville, he's going to atlanta where he'll be attending the national college football championship game. >> okay, jon, thanks very much. more on this from matthew dowd and our chief legal analyst dan abrams. matt, let me begin with you. steve bannon paying a price for his comments to michael wolff but he's not the only one in the book with these revelations and what you read on the page there is what we've been hearing from behind the scenes for a long time. >> i have to say every time i hear stable genius i smile because it feels like it's tom smith, the horse trainer from "seabiscuit" when you talk about a stable genius. i think it's an unbelievable breakup we've seen in this. i think we have haven't seen a breakup and this kind of celebrity thing since probably dean martin and jerry lewis. it's probably going to take years to fix. and i think the president is as you watched him, his behavior has only confirmed what all those people on the record and off the record said in the book.
>> all these questions about the president's mental capacity and michael wolff said yesterday some of these aides talk about invoking the 25th amendment but that's pretty farfetched. >> let's be clear. as a legal matter the 25th amendment is a liberal pipe dream for two reasons. number one, the amendment was enacted post-john kennedy being shot, and the fear was this could be a president who was in a coma, and what are we going to do? some are going to say this is the same, okay, as a procedural matter it's harder than impeachment. >> you have to get a majority of the cabinet and then two thirds -- >> first you have to get the vice president and majority of the cabinet. if the president then objects to that you have to get two-thirds of the house and senate with impeachment you only need the majority of the house so if the president is going to be kicked out of office based on a constitutional principle, it's going to be impeachment. it's not going to be the 25th amendment. >> meantime, one of the things we're seeing is new reporting out, robert mueller and his special counsel investigation
focusing more on obstruction of justice. that's going to raise the question of is mueller going to ask the president for an interview and will the president grant it? >> i think mueller is going to ask the president for an interview and i don't think the president is going to grant it. my guess is his lawyers will offer to submit some sort of written statement, something that assures them that he didn't do anything wrong. that's not what mueller wants. mueller doesn't want some statement from the president. he wants to be able to sit across from the table of him or have one of his investigators do it. ask him questions, see what the answers are and follow up with additional questions and be able to ask about any topic that they want. in my view there's no way that's going to happen. we'll see. >> before we go, i got to ask oprah 2020, all over twitter last night after that speech. she says she's not interested at all, but if she were to get in, the next day she'd probably be leading the fight for the democratic nomination. >> she'd be leading the democratic ticket and i've learned in the last 18 months, two years never to discount anything and anybody running in this. i think oprah has to decide
where her power is as president or as a pastor of the country and she has to make that decision. >> we will be watching. thanks to you both very much. robin. okay, george and now we'll move on because president trump also is closely watching high-stakes talks between north and south korea. trump expressing hope something good will come out of the meeting amid tensions over the north's nuclear program. our chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, is in seoul, south korea with more. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. these will be the first high-level talks between the north and south in more than two years. the talks will be held at the so-called truce village at the border between north korea and south korea. the topic of the meeting will be limited to the north's participation in the upcoming olympic games, but it is an important step. on the face of it these talks have nothing to do with the nuclear standoff between the u.s. and north korea. but on saturday, despite what he has said in the past, president trump said that he would be willing to talk by phone to kim jong-un.
a statement clarified by u.n. ambassador nikki haley on "this week" with george. >> what he has basically said is, yes, there could be a time where we talk to north korea but a lot of things have to happen before that actually takes place. they have to stop testing. they have to be willing to talk about banning their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: kim says they are not willing to do that, but it is doubtful he will test a missile in the next few days since it would jeopardize the talks about the olympics, but there is no telling what he will do once the talks are over. robin. >> there's always no telling what he's going to do. would you allow me to switch gears for a minute. who dat, who dat going to beat them saints. i have to do that. it was a heart-pounding finish. the saints, my beloved new orleans saints taking on the carolina panthers and carolina still had a chance with time running out but this sack sealed the deal and new orleans
marching on to minnesota. yes, they are going to face the vikings in the next round of the playoffs and like we need a reason to celebrate when you're part of who dat nation. >> did i take to the streets in new york? >> it's a little cold. let's go back to ginger. major storm coming to california too. >> you'd think, maybe that sounds good for the fire, well, fires are out and you don't need one to two-inch rainfall rates. that's what they are preparing for. santa barbara county getting ready for the heavy rains. in the sierra, it will be snow, which is good to pack that in but all going to come overnight through tomorrow quickly. let's get to the select cities now brought to you by downy.
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> waking up on a monday morning. everybody receiving rain. this is the way it will be all day today. flooding concerns start at noon in the north bay through 6:00 tomorrow morning. winds will be an issue in the same timeframe in all areas in yellow which is pretty much everybody from inland and north bay valleys. high for hydroplaning. trees toppling. moderate for power outages. the storm is 3 on storm impact scale. strong but will taper to a 1 light tomorrow. >> we will have another update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app. you can join us for abc 7
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up to 20 degrees warmer today. 51 in new york city. wow, that's great. the search is on for some of the luckiest people in america because the winning tickets for the megamillions and powerball are worth more than a billion dollars combined. we don't know who the winners are. now more on the powerful night at the golden globes. stars wearing black supporting the me too and time's up movement on the red carpet and carrying that message backstage where lara was with the night's big winners. hey again there, lara. >> hello, robin. you know, the big winner was gender equality. it was female empowerment. the tone of the show, definitely more serious, but the feeling in that room was nothing short of electric. >> i want to thank everyone who broke their silence this year and spoke up about abuse and harassment. you are so brave. >> i hope we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them. let's keep the conversation alive.
>> reporter: the ladies of "big little lies" making the even bigger statement on stage. >> may we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new north star. >> you've all been incredibly vocal about time's up, the movement. how do you think it was handled tonight at the show? were you happy with the tone of the golden globes? >> it was amazing. >> it was so beautiful. >> so beautiful. >> profound. >> i mean this moment, this show has been like nothing i've ever seen before. i've never seen this show of solidarity from a group of women and the men who support them and encourage them and including our own men here and the men in our lives, it's extraordinary and oprah's speech just was like the apex. >> reporter: a common theme of the night, overwhelming praise for the cecil b. demille award winner and her powerful words. what was it like to be in that room when oprah winfrey made
that speech? >> i started to cry and get chills in the back of the room. >> and i'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories, but it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. it's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or workplace. for too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up. [ cheers and applause ] their time is up. >> reporter: and oprah wasn't the only one who took a strong stance for equality. >> we were the people who were not in the papers, we lived in the blank white space at the end of print. it gave us more freedom. we lived in the gaps between the
stories. >> reporter: best actress in a tv drama winner elisabeth moss quoting margaret atwood, the author of "the handmaid's tale" to send an important message. >> margaret atwood, this is for you and all the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world. we no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. we no longer live in the gap between the stories. we are the story in print and we are writing the stories ourselves. >> finish the sentence, time's up on blank. >> time's up on inqualitierequa. >> time's on abuse discrimination and the imbalance of power. >> time's up on anybody having an unsafe work environment while pursuing their dream. >> reporter: alongside hollywood elite the woman who create the me too movement tarana burke, one of a number of activists invited as celebrity guests. >> it's wonderful to have all these activists here, you from the me too movement to now
time's up. tarana, do you feel the momentum now. >> oh, absolutely. absolutely. i think this year is going to be one that goes down in the history books as where we started to change our world. >> so incredible to meet those activists. so inspiring to hear oprah's speech. you guys, reese witherspoon wrote this online. she says i will now officially divide time like this, everything that happened before oprah's speech, everything that will happen after. i totally agree. coming up, in the next half hour, robin, i'm sorry, so much more on the men and the women supporting the time's up movement. plus, there was also some fun to be had and we will take you backstage at the 75th annual golden globes awards, in the meantime, robin, back to you in new york, my friend. >> all right, lara. thank you very much. so much more to discussed joined by media expert, larry hackett.
we have been talking about didn't know what to expect. first awards season and first awards show of the season. what did you think? >> i thought they threaded the needle incredibly well. most of these shows they can be self-absorbed affairs, and when the discussion came up and knew they would wear plaque i wasn't sure how it would work. it was done incredibly deftly and i thought the comments made were fantastic. having the activists there to connect what is a very sort of hollywood event to the broader public and how this means something to you, very well done and that theme was i thought hammered very, very smoothly through the show. oprah, of course, stole the show. i mean her level -- her degree -- tell a story where she set things out about being the linoleum on the floor in the apartment in milwaukee and citing recy taylor whose accusers were never brought to justice. it was an incredibly powerful speech and i know people were kind of joking about it. i think the 2020 presidential campaign began -- we elected a reality television star.
she's richer and better tv star and knows the american public. >> i'm not saying she is out of the question. i'm saying she as george alluded to she's consistently said that's not something is of interest to her, but, yes, all those things could change but even if she does not run for president, her involvement in this movement. >> absolutely and she galvanized it. again, with the level of detail and connecting it not just in hollywood but to everybody out there to restaurant workers and office workers and people who work in bars or whatever, she knew exactly who the audience was and knew they were watching last night saying, how does this affect me? and she told them how they affects her. >> how does this affect the oscars going forward? the board of directors, board of governors thought maybe -- they had no idea what was going to happen when they ousted harvey weinstein so quickly and then all of these other men who have now faced similar allegations and now they don't know what to do. >> well, they're going through what most of society is going through. what are the rules that we're setting up here? what is a felony? what is a misdemeanor? how do we go forward doing this?
i don't think that will affect the oscars show itself. it will be interesting to see if the public wants to hear these kind of speeches two months from now. you'll have the s.a.g. awards in between and this kind of thing, will they do black again, kind of free things up fashionwise so that remains to be seen. but i don't think the academy really is worrying that much. there may be some individuals worried about the harvey weinstein thing and who is next but i don't think it's a great concern to them. they will deal with it kas by case by case, and if someone has committed things akin to what harvey weinstein has done the academy will deal with them as well. inside baseball as well. >> some people thought, oh, with wearing black and all that it was going to be a somber occasion. that was not the case. it was very celebratory. >> it was very interesting. >> like what viola davis said, when you have purpose it makes all the difference? >> right. and when you are operating at least fashionwise within that narrow band, it's interesting. >> how do the oscars come back after this. >> they're trying to figure that out. not only go back and but build on this. they can't do this exactly like it was and figure out a way to move it forward.
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abc's gio benitez is here, and gio, blaze was supposed to be in school this morning. >> reporter: that's right, george. university of pennsylvania. good morning to you and was supposed to fly back sunday, go to class today but instead he's missing and right before his disappearance he was chatting with his friend on snapchat which does not save any messages. now his parents are hoping someone can find him. this morning, mystery in southern california. 19-year-old ivy league student blaze bernstein suddenly missing while home for winter break. >> he left our house that night with no wallet, no money, no identification, no credit cards, no keys, no eyeglasses. this is someone that needs to wear eyeglasses. >> reporter: it was late tuesday night when police say blaze was chatting with a friend on snapchat. leaving his house without his parents knowing, the friend telling investigators they went to borrego park near anaheim but when the friend went to use the bathroom at around 11:30 p.m., blaze had walked off. his parents desperately trying
to understand what happened. >> didn't respond to phone calls. and saw that he wasn't in the room. so it took a while for us to realize that he left the night before. >> reporter: police searching by ground with canines and by air with helicopters, no sign of the university of pennsylvania premed student. >> any sign of him, any clothing, obviously him. we're hoping to find him, hoping that he's just incapacitated and in need of some medical assistance so that we can get him and bring him home safely. >> reporter: his parents even turning to private drone operators hoping they can cover more ground. >> the key is you do want to get up in the air if, in fact, the environment is conducive for that, and the weather will allow you to do it. >> reporter: the parents who started this faze group to spread the word say blaze would have loved to be home cooking with his family this weekend and taking his brother shopping for a new suit. >> i've never seen him this happy. i've never seen him more hopeful. he had a new apartment. he was really looking forward to being managing editor of the pen appetit.
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♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the oprah moment. >> for too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up. >> the rousing speech that brought down the golden globes. oprah saying a new day is on the horizon. so many stars saying time's up when it comes to sexual harassment. on the red carpet stars dressed in black and in solidarity with the me too movement and on stage. >> time is up. we see you. we hear you and we will tell your stories. thank you. >> and the surprising moments from the stars. >> and here are the all-male nominees. >> is this truly a new day for hollywood? "fire and fury." the latest fallout from that explosive book about the white house, the president's former chief strategist apologizes,
steve bannon walking back some of his most explosive comments as trump defends himself and his presidency saying he is a very stable genius. into the hurricane zone. jennifer lopez and alex rodriguez in puerto rico on the ground to see the latest on relief efforts there, our cameras right there with them for the emotional journey. ♪ i'm on my way all that ahead as we take you onto the red carpet and backstage at the biggest party in hollywood with the a-listers' moments after they walked off the golden globes stage. lara live from hollywood and look who is saying -- >> good morning, america. time's up. time's up, the motto of the night last night at the golden globes, and good morning, america. great to have you with us this monday morning. it was quite an evening. >> it certainly was. the stars, they struck a serious tone but had some fun as well celebrating one another. take a look at what happened behind the scenes.
that's tom hanks delivering, oh, a tray of martinis to his table that included steven spielberg. lara is there in hollywood and you know she was backstage and we'll have more on the important night for the me too movement. we'll hear more from her coming up. there is another big prize up for grabs tonight, national college football championships and there is amy with the trophy, a couple of bulldogs as well. georgia and alabama playing for the football national championship. we will check in with her in atlanta in a little bit. >> but first the northeast still recovering from all that snow. now bracing for yet another storm, ginger. what are we going to see? happening now, so already schools are closing from west virginia to northern alabama and georgia and that's all thanks to the pink that you see on the radar here. so there are accidents just south and east of chattanooga on i-75 shutting down parts of the highway. 30- to 40-car pileups and you will see that ice and snow move to the east, and this is what it's going to end up looking
like on the roadways, so do not if you don't have to travel, in some of these areas, when they're telling you. please take a couple of hours and let it warm up. we will see warming up. when that comes through this evening's commute philadelphia through new york city back through parts of maryland and even delaware could see that little spurt of freezing rain and make our evening commute a mess. so just keep that in mind. and of course, so many of us are saying, okay. we're going on 12, 13, 14 days of sub freezing or sub 20 degree temperatures. this is what new york looked like above the hudson with those ice chunks in it. it's coming to an end and a new favorite four-letter word when it comes to winter it's called thaw. it's happening for us. you were waiting for like, what. >> you had us worried for a moment. >> okay, thank you. we have pictures coming in from trump tower in new york. just moments ago a fire broke out on the roof. it was caused by a heating and cooling unit, and two people suffered minor injuries. those pictures just coming in. of course, this comes as fallout is growing from that bombshell book "fire and fury." the outcry from the white house is getting even more intense and
the president's former top strategist steve bannon whose comments about the trump family have made headlines is now backtracking from those. our chief white house correspondent, jon karl, is at the white house with more. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. it took nearly a week, but bannon is now apologizing at least sort of apologizing for some of the comments he made to the author of that book, michael wolff. the mea culpa is limited only to what he said about donald trump jr. bannon saying in a written statement, donald trump jr. is both a patriot and a good man. he has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has help the our country around. nowhere does he use the word sorry or apologize and he doesn't take back any of the comments he said or dispute any of them, including comments he made about ivanka trump at one point in the book. he is quoted as saying ivanka is, quote, dumb as a brick. over the weekend, the president
took to twitter also to say -- to take issue with the contention that he is either crazy or dumb. saying, quote, i am a genius, a very stable genius at that. george. >> yeah, got quite a reaction from the white house. jon karl, thanks very much. george, now to that deadly flu. the number of cases spiking across the country. look at this map from the cdc. it shows the flu spreading over the past three months. california, one of the hardest hit states and abc's kayna whitworth is in escondido with the details. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: robin, good morning. here in california 27 people under the age of 65 have died from the flu since october. and some hospitals are resorting to these. it's a triage tent sit up just outside just for flu patients. doctors i spoke with say it's simply overwhelming. this morning, 48-year-old shawn burrow fighting for his life. >> he was severely, critically ill and basically, you know, knocking on death's door. >> reporter: the southern
california man one of tens of thousands suffering with the nation's deadly flu crisis. so far this season, the cdc now saying the number of confirmed cases in the u.s. extreme, nearly 42,000. california among the hardest hit states. >> it's going to last through february and probably early march. >> reporter: the e.r. here at the ucla medical center in santa monica bringing in extra staff as the normal 140 patients a day skyrocketing to 200 because of the flu. partially behind the spike, the cdc estimating this year's flu vaccine is only 32% effective against the common h2n3 train and only 10% effective against other strains, but still doctors suggest getting one. adding to the problem some pharmacies running out of tamaflu. prescription medication that can help shorten the duration of your flu, and doctors fear that of these 42,000 reported
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with us to help us kick off the week and with lara spencer there in l.a., we have adrienne bankert here with "pop news." >> thank you. thank you, guys, so much. happy monday. we begin with a "pop news" exclusive special announcement. gwyneth paltrow's getting married sometime to her boyfriend. we know that. i can't say in the morning because we don't have a date yet but gwyneth paltrow and hollywood writer/producer brad falchuk are officially engaged and the couple who dated for the past three years seen on the cover of "goop" magazine. sending this combined message to their fans. we feel incredibly lucky to have come together at this juncture of in our lives when our collective successes and failures can serve as building blocks for a healthy and happy relationship. very deep. falchuk says the two love to eat, not so deep and very, very important but will also be about what they argue about when they're 90. listen to this. >> where should we go have dinner? always. is that the whole time?
>> the whole time. >> oh, no. >> she says some really sweet things about him in her magazine so definitely worth a read. everyone here wishing to congratulate the happy issue. the new issue of "goop" hits the newsstands. >> i've been around them a time or two and they are a lovely, lovely couple. >> nice to see lovely people get together. well, congrats to them. next up brad pitt lost, not at the golden globes, but he bid $120,000 at a charity event for a chance to watch "game of thrones" with one of its stars, emilia clark. apparently he is a megafan but another couple shelled out $160,000 and leonardo dicaprio was there egging him on to bid higher, but he still didn't get it. >> he'll have to wait to 2019, whoever won. 2019! >> worth the wait for "game of thrones" fans. >> that's for sure. >> 160 grand. >> that's a pretty penny. that's "pop news." >> that's it? that's it. [ applause ] >> thank you, adrienne. >> you're welcome.
the biggest winner last night at the golden globes, the me too and time's up movement. awards season kicking off with a major spotlight on sexual harassment and inequality. stars using their platform to show their support. let's go back to lara who was backstage for it all. hey again, lara. >> hey, robin. you'll notice today something missing. no fashion piece this time around. sunday night at the golden globes, it was not about who you were wearing, but about what color and why. hollywood's biggest stars creating a blackout on the red carpet in solidarity using their power and their voices for change. as oprah said in her incredible speech a new day is on the horizon. message of the night was loud and clear. hollywood's biggest stars speaking up about sexual harassment and assault in hollywood. >> time's up on sexual harassment, time's up on homophobia, time's up on transphobia on racism, time's up on all of it. >> any kind of unfairness or people feeling unsafe or
vulnerable is absolutely unacceptable. >> sending a loud and clear message that gender inequality will no longer be tolerated. >> trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. we are here for the work. >> i do believe and i hope we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them. let's keep the conversation alive. >> reporter: oprah winfrey bringing down the house. as she spoke directly to the little girls watching at home. >> in my career, what i've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave, to say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. so i want all the girls watching
here now to know that a new day is on the horizon. it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men. fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say me too. >> reporter: with all of hollywood inspired by her words. >> there is a movement afoot back here, oprah 2020. >> i'm not kidding. i am all about oprah 2020. >> honestly, president winfrey is just gorgeous. >> it sounds good. >> it just rolls off the tongue. >> that was the immediate reaction online. just please run. >> #pleaserun. >> reporter: even though the night tackled tough themes the stars still managed to relax backstage. >> i'm just going to leave this
and take the rose. >> you know what, i will take that too in okay, great. great. >> cheers. >> reporter: the night's big winners sharing their acceptance speech hits and misses. >> i pulled out a piece of paper. you can see it. >> you forgot mom and dad, i forgot my amazing agent rhonda price who i really think is amazing. >> hi, oprah. wow. >> that moment going viral on twitter. >> i looked up and oprah was there and then i forgot everyone that i was supposed to say thank you to. i forgot to say thank you to my friends and family. >> what are you going to do? it's oprah. >> that's what i mean. >> reporter: and the female-dominated cast of "big little lies" speculating on what's next tore their show. are we calling it "big little lies 2" or "big little lies" again? >> bigger little lies. >> reporter: more seriously on the future of hollywood. >> this show has been like
nothing i've ever seen before. i've never seen this show of solidarity from a group of women and the men who support them and encourage them. >> great time backstage and elisabeth moss shared with us the dior gown she was wearing along with other dresses worn by actresses at the globes, are being auctioned off for the time's up legal defense fund. organizers by the way have already raised nearly $16 million and counting on their go fund me page. robin and george, back to you from me in los angeles. >> great job as always, lara. that's so great what they are doing. black was the color on the red carpet. the stars making that statement showing solidarity and here to talk about its significance is "glamour's" magazine editor in chief and our good friend cindi leive. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> i got to say i'm loving we're not doing who wore best and, you
know, judging people by what they wore and all that. this is refreshing. >> 100% and i think that was part of the point of the time's up movement to wear black. it took women -- i love the red carpet as much as the next person, i edit a fashion magazine, but there's always this vaguely competitive feeling for actresses that who wore it better. top ten and bottom ten looks and i think this said, women are not here to compete with one another. we are standing together, you know, we are linked instead of being ranked and i think that's an incredibly powerful message. >> we saw that with the men as well because they would wear -- they had their black tuxes but they would also wear black shirts. we so that more so than we normally do. >> many did and the time's up pins. >> and the pin too. we saw a lot of jumpsuits and pantsuits. >> not an accident. i mean a couple of women on the red carpet, claire foy and alison brie both said when they were asked about their look, well, i'm literally wearing the pants. it's a way of saying as far away from that traditional princess
sort of cupcake look you kind of sometimes see on the red carpet as you can get. women were here to say something and they were there to work. >> and we also saw act i haves activists that were there as guests. you know, tarana burke, she started the me too movement more than a decade ago. >> absolutely. ten years ago, and did you see her with tears in her eyes as oprah was speaking? i thought that was really beautiful to see the movement that she started become such an incredible thing around the world. >> how important was it to have these activists there with everyone on the red carpet and there at the globes? >> i think it was really important because it forced a completely different conversation on the red carpet. i mean otherwise it could have been just a conversation about a black dress instead of a red dress, right? this really forced reporters to talk about the issues. it allowed women in hollywood who i think, you know, feel sometimes embarrassed to be activists because there is occasionally this feeling of we know we're so privileged. is it really right for us to talk about hardships when we know we're so much luckier than so many people in the world?
it's a way for them to say we're using the light that is shone upon us. to shine on other women, and that's a wonderful example. >> it is a wonderful example. going forward, what do you think we'll see? you know, we have other award shows coming up. >> i do not think this is going away. i don't think that means everybody will wear all black to every awards show. who knows. i could be proven wrong but the s.a.g. awards are two weeks from yesterday with all female presenters this year, and it is on the one-year anniversary of the women's march. so, my bet is that you're going to see a lot of significance on women's issues. and i think that's wonderful. this can't go away. >> we could talk about more than fashion with you, cindi. i love that. i love that. >> fashion and. >> fashion and, that's true. >> fashion and, yes. >> fashion and, not or. i love that. >> this wasn't an anti-fashion movement. they were taking fashion and putting it at the center. >> very true. all right, cindi, thank you. let's get down to ginger. >> let's do your "gma" moment, robin. because it's monday. you might need to get motivated so you have to put on your favorite jam and maybe this will
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our kids experience every day. now a new series is pulling back the curtain a little bit, sending adults pretending to be students back to school. deborah roberts is here. good morning. >> good morning, george. i know you say you'd never want to go back. many wonder what would it be like to go to high school knowing what you know now today as adults? that's the premise of this experiment. young adults revisiting their teen years undercover to find out what today's kids are dealing with. >> reporter: on the surface, "undercover high" seems to be ripped from the pages of a hollywood movie. >> my name is josie. >> reporter: from drew barrymore's "never been kissed." >> where you going? >> to high school because i'm a high school student. >> reporter: to "21 jump street." >> you are going in as undercover high school students. >> reporter: but the 20 somethings undercover in this topeka, kansas high school didn't come to fight crime. they're here for an intimate inside look at the life of the american teen, discovering the
challenges and complexities. >> you got a student walkout. rebellion. >> reporter: both new and old. >> they're probably going to be a nude on facebook tonight. >> what was the idea behind it? >> we felt like public education in america wasn't being talked about. it was really how do you pierce the teen bubble. >> reporter: in the show the young adults ages 21 to 26 go back to school for a semester. >> you can sit anywhere. >> reporter: and make friends. >> jordan. what's your name? >> my name is shawtera, but you can call me shawn. >> reporter: their true identities unknown to the students, faculty and even each other. you were one of the fouad there ares to know what was really going on. >> yes. >> reporter: were you worried at any point that this could blow up? >> well, i won't say worried but i will say aware. >> reporter: transforming wasn't easy for the young participants. >> when i was in high school i was bullied and it was because i was gay. so my biggest fear coming into this project was re-opening those doors that i had locked and put away so many years ago. >> reporter: those wounds?
>> yes. >> reporter: what did you notice that was different right away from your experience in high school? >> the focus on who are you. who are you on social media? >> was that the biggest change you guys noticed that social media has such a presence? >> it doesn't end at school. it continues, you know, when you go home and it's -- so you're basically being judged twice, twice as much and all day every day. >> reporter: yet they say the experience allowed them to help some students throughout a difficult time in their lives. >> when i see a student that has potential, the pastor comes out and just wants to say, you got something. like you have this thing. it was so hard to hold back who i really was. >> to not be an adult. >> to not be the adult. >> my friendships were all real. we were going into this to help them, to raise awareness, to make a difference in not just this school but all the schools in this country. >> reporter: for some of the students the experience though initially shocking -- >> when it was over, i was a
little mad just because like how close we were getting. >> reporter: helped them mature they say in ways they didn't expect. >> you want to go into education because you did this program? >> yes, ma'am. they really helped me a lot. i feel like i'm a completely different person starting the show to now. >> reporter: many of the unsuspecting teens opened up during the six-month period, and young adults also came to terms with some of their former struggles, george. seems everybody learned something in this project. of course "undercover high" premiers tomorrow on a&e. >> how did they do on the exams? >> some said it was a little tough. by the way, one more thing, go, dogs. >> i knew you had to get that in. we're coming back by the way, one more thing, go, dogs. >> i knew you had to get that in. we're coming back.
good morning, north bay. >> good morning. it's 8:27. we are on storm watch this morning. the chp has been busy all morning responding to crashes especially in the santa cruz mountains. two of the crashes happened around 3:30. this was a solo crash. the car was disabled in the fast lane. another crash san jose. sue hall, how bad is traffic effected? >> pictures pretty much show the story. it has been like that all over the area. bay bridge metering lights just past the toll plaza in the fast track lane number five. looks like the cash paying folks are getting by without delay. look at all the red around the
>> another update in about 30 welcome back to "gma." we got 'bama fans. we got georgia fans. [ cheers and applause ] okay, okay, we handed out those props. that woman back there came with that shirt, 1980. the last time that they won the national championship. that's the real deal. [ applause ] that's legit. that's legit. one person who is escaping the cold is amy robach. she's there in hotlanta at the stadium where the college national football championship will be. hey there, amy. >> hey, robin. i have with me basically a god here for georgia football. former uga and nfl legend the one, the only herschel walker,
thank you for being with us and we just heard 1980, the last time uga took home a national title. you were on that team. so this has got to be an amazing moment for you then we know that 'bama has going for its second national championship in three years so for people who are at home who might not be big football fans talk us through the key points of tonight's game did well, the key point is going to be you're going to see a prototype of each other. these two peoples are very similar. very well coached. very -- have a lot of athletic people on the team and so they'll see the same team because alabama and georgia, they play the same type of football, very physical and being in the s.e.c. i think people got excited to see. >> it's going to be such a game and the coach something such a big part. the mentee versus the mentor. talk about that rivalry and how it might may out on the feel. >> the way it'll play out. you'll see two defensive team,
these two teams got very, very good defenses and i think one of the things is going to make the difference is i think georgia having to run a game that georgia got but at the same time alabama got such a great defensive front so may see something a little different on the georgia team. i would love to see them throw the ball to show everyone that fromm can throw. >> he can throw and you mentioned sony michel and nick chumm? >> jalen hurts, seeing what he can do. people don't give him the credit he deserves so that alabama -- he's going to be somebody you watch out for and people are going to be surprised at the speed georgia has on their defense. georgia got a lot of speed on defense and i told someone early on i think you'll look at alabama, very strong, very big, but you're going to look at georgia that's very fast, so you got speed answer strength and we're going to see what will happen. >> from one uga legend to
another i got to bring in this here this is uga, one of the most well -- he is the most well-known mascot. uga 10. you had -- >> uga 4 at the heisman trophy award with me so i was with uga 4. >> herschel walker, who is going to win tonight? >> georgia. >> of course! you heard it here. go, dogs. >> herschel. amy. >> since you mentioned the heisman, can he strike the heisman pose for us just one time? can he do the heist pane pose? >> i got to do it? we're going to do the heisman pose here but the real pose is this. [ applause ] >> love that. give him a big hug for us. >> big hug for you. mwah. >> you can see, of course, the championship game tonight on espn at 8:00 p.m. eastern and i want to bring up an interesting twice here. there's another team laying claim to the title of national
champion, the university of central florida. ucf. their team went undefeated this season, they won their bowl game against auburn. they beat auburn and auburn is the team that both georgia and alabama lost to so they're starting a little campaign so we wanted to show you -- >> that little moment. >> give them a little love. we'll see what happens. [ applause ] >> we'll move on to las vegas where they're about to host the super bowl, the technology world. the consumer electronics world starts tomorrow and rebecca jarvis is on the ground with a sneak peek at what we expect to see in 2018 and beyond. good morning, rebecca. >> hey, good morning, george. yes, this is one of the big new breaks they are at ces, the airband about the size of an apple watch and it can detect pollution and toxins in the environment realtime and i want to give you a sense of that. this is a bottle of ammonia. many people in their household products will have ammonia in their household products. if we open this bottle, this is
the device right here, and we close the ammonia in with the device, here you can see in very realtime. something expectant mothers would want to know about, family was want to know about, schools, hospitals would want to know about, you can see in realtime the toxins and the pollution in the environment. right here you see the yellow right here. that is the area surround where we are, the green is the area outside. the yellow indicating that there are more toxins in our environment and right here you can see huh-uh money ya right there. it's the yellow line that starts rising. that is the ammonia as it riseness this environment and becomes less safe for us to be in, george. >> if our audience is any indication, that is going to take off pretty well, don't you think? the reaction. >> i think it's an interesting thing, robin. the technology that lives inside of this wearable is what's really the breakthrough here. it's a tiny nano chip that can do all of this and measure all of this and we've been told in this is the kind of thing that could show up in school,
hospitals as that tiny nano chip. the company has a deal to putting it in parking meters so it can measure the type of environment that we live within every day. >> rebecca, i guess we'll pull out the camera. you got an assistant by your side. >> this is the guy. hello, buddy. >> hey, buddy, hello, buddy. >> a minute ago he was the great assistant. >> he's shy. >> everybody in the audience in new york loves it, right? so the team here from france, can you come on in and show us more how it's done. we actually went through this, of course, this is live television. we went through this with buddy. go ahead and get started. the blue frog robotics team is here from france. show us how he dances if you'd like. so he can do everything from tell us the weather at least he could a few moments ago. telling us the weather, to
telling us a joke, to dancing, george. and robin. >> rebecca, you're a real pro. you are a real pro. i got to give it to you. who was this marketing to? >> democrat me effect. sorry. >> this is going to come out this year later in september and hopefully by september buddy will be good to go by september, yeah. >> exactly. >> they're marketing buddy to everybody from families to senior citizens, the elderly. he can dance. here tez dancing. >> buddy is going to get a time-out. >> yeah. >> go sit in the corner, buddy. >> oh, my goodness. for $1500 buddy comes out later this year. >> tell us more what we can expect. at the conference. >> well, so -- buddy will come out later this year for $1500. one of the things that has come up at ces while there is a ton
of amazing technology, one of the things that we don't have at ces are a number of women keynote speakers. in fact, there has been this hashtag ces so male, yes. they've taken buddy who i assume is a guy. they've taken buddy out offing picture but there are so many women who are behind these incredible products. we will love to see women like the airnaus product. they want to see more women and we're not seeing them. that's why there is this hashtag ces so male because we haven't seen female keynote speakers. >> and fix buddy too. [ applause ] >> bye, buddy. bye, guys. >> during the piece you didn't hear, george, she said buddy needs a time-out. that's what she said. >> we'll go to puerto rico with jennifer lopez and this guy is in a hurry. uh, i was in a hurry this morning.
back here on "good morning america" we're all frozen like buddy the robot i think after this long stretch of such chill, we see temperatures in the 40s and 50s moving up the east coast. [ applause ] that's right. you're looking at video from old silver beach in massachusetts where part of the bay was actually frozen over so they sent a drone over it and said, yeah, it's that cold but, guys,
we are thouing out and it looks all right and all right, hey, when 30 looks awesome, you do a little dance. let's get a check closer to home. good morning. get ready to get wet. heavy rain and gusty winds are on the >> all that brought to you by turbotax. george and robin, back over to you. >> thank you, ginger. jennifer lopez and alec rodriguez taking us on an important journey to puerto rico helping the victims of hurricanes irma and maria and abc's lynda lopez, jennifer's sister is on the ground with them. lynda, good morning. >> good morning, george. quite the homecoming for jennifer, alex and i, really an amazing trip. they both told us they wanted to be here. the first time we've come down since the two devastating hurricanes. both of them telling us
yesterday they wanted to lend their voices to people that they feel have been forgotten. >> i stand here today in black doing the same from far away and it's the same thing with here in puerto rico. we want to be treated equally. [ applause ] >> reporter: as some of hollywood's brightest stars wore black in solidarity on the golden globes, jennifer lopez joined in over 3,000 miles away in puerto rico. accompanied by her boyfriend alex rodriguez. >> i could have been there but i wanted to be here. i chose to be here. i was look, okay, i'm here. i want you guys to know i'm dressed in black too even though i'm far away in puerto rico. >> reporter: the island ravaged by hurricanes irma and maria last september. the storm destroying countless homes, leaving many americans without power and running water. even to this day. >> i'm a little bit scared what i'm going to say. >> reporter: we flew to puerto rico 109 days after maria to see how it's recovering. >> everybody is busy. we all have tons of things we're doing and what's important is to
follow up and see with our own eyes. >> this is the first time you have both been back to the island since hurricane maria. >> when we flew in we saw all the blue tarps on the roofs, which is an indication that the roofs haven't been fixed yet. we had high hopes that, you know, it was going to be further along than it is. but there's still a lot of work to be done. >> tonight here we are as one voice. >> reporter: back in october jennifer and other celebrities raising $25 million in a telethon on this trip, allocating funds to some of the island's most devastated residents. >> i remember right when the hurricane happened and you guys were talking about the big efforts you wanted to do. >> i would wake up and she would be crying looking at social media and i know that you guys were looking for some family members and you sent security down here and thank god that you found them. but, look, i mean, one thing is to raise money, the other thing is to actually fly down here, feel the warmth of the people, see the beauty of this island.
>> we just want to be treated equally. we're americans. we're here to kind of shine a light and let everybody know, like he said, we're in our first inning. we have a long way to go. >> hello. >> reporter: on the ground we visited a women's health center responsible for delivering hundreds of babies after maria. equal health care access, a cause close to jennifer and alex's hearts. >> it's personal to me because i come from a single mother and i know how difficult it is to be a single mother with, you know, two siblings and she took care of all three of us. she had two jobs. i see jennifer who has probably, i don't know, ten jobs and is the best mother i've ever met. >> reporter: this home of an elderly man desperately needing a new roof. the home of this man till with a hole in the roof. we have one of blue fema tarps covering this. he has no front door. it's leaning right here on the wall of his home and they've been without power in this home since hurricane maria.
overcome with emotion after learning some of the relief money will help replace that blue tarp. what does it feel like to feel like you can do that for him? >> you know, it's funny, you get -- you do what you can and you know -- you hope it's going to help. >> reporter: through it all amidst the devastation, this morning, the island is resilient and many hopeful. >> so in one word what's your emotional state at the end of the day after meeting all these people and seeing what you've seen? >> i feel hopeful. i feel hopeful. i feel that they gave me hope. >> reporter: and there's that puerto rican spirit we know so well and, you know, that was the kind of joy we saw all over the island yesterday. there was one woman in particular who really stuck with us. she hasn't had power since hurricane irma so since before hurricane maria. we traveled home with her last night. her entire community is blank keted in darkness. all you hear there at night is
this constant hum of generators and that's a pretty common thing across the island where roughly about half of the people still don't have power and a lot of the water is still undrinkable but one thing they don't lack here is resilience. >> boy, that is so hard to hear right now with the shortage of power still. i know you had a chance to drive all over the island. what were the conditions like generally? >> you know, i would say slowly coming back. one of the things that really struck -- stood out to us as we drove around we drove around one neighborhood where there was one working stoplight but the greenery is coming back which wasn't here right after the hurricane and one resident the way he put it to us was mother nature is recovering even a little faster than the puerto ricans on the island. >> thank goodness for that, lynda, thank you for that story. more on some of those incredible stories of survival and hope from puerto rico tonight on "nightline" and when we come back here, liam neeson is going to be here live.
♪ good reason why they're applauding because we're back now with a guest who's known for keeping us on the edge of our seats, from "taken" to his new movie "the commuter" where he plays an ex-cop turns insurance salesman who gets caught on a deadly conspiracy on a train. please welcome liam neeson. [ applause ] >> hi, robin. >> hello. >> wonderful as always to see you. >> so glad it's you this morning and not that guy, george. >> why, i oughta. come on, no, no, no. big heart. that's my man. that's my man. you are always a big cut up. watched "the commuter" over the weekend.
i was so worried when a year ago you said no one wants to see me in these action movies anymore. thank goodness you didn't listen to yourself. what keeps drawing you back? >> lots of money. no, i like doing them. i love doing -- working with these stunt guys, fight choreographer and we've dong 19 flips together so i feel like a kid in a toy shop when i'm with these guys. >> i can't believe "taken" wane ten years ago. >> 11 years ago we shot it. >> gosh. >> and i haven't changed. [ applause ] >> this has a little bit of a "taken" twist to it. i want to show a little bit. >> sure, sure. >> "the commuter." >> what if i asked you to do one little thing, something that's meaningless to you but could profoundly affect an individual on this train? >> why would i do it? >> because there would be a
reward. >> uh-huh. so what's the reward? >> in the bathroom carriage 2. there is a package and inside that package is $25,000. >> ooh. [ applause ] >> see. >> more money. you know what i really enjoyed, you know i'm a huge admirer of your work. >> thank you. >> it's the thrilling aspect of it kind of like watching a hitchcock movie. >> well, he's a guy who's just -- he's an insurance salesman. he lost his job because he reached the age of 60. and he's mortgaged up to the hilt and has a kid that has to go to college and this beautiful woman offers him this way out. if you do this one thing thing there is a certain amount of money in the bathroom and $75,000 when you complete this so he finds himself involved in this criminal conspiracy that
affects -- that will affect all the passengers on the train and his family and himself. so -- >> yeah. >> thrills and spills. >> always, always and this particular director you worked with you've worked with before in four times. >> we only have a few minutes left and i like many -- do you all have waze? [ applause ] you can get this man's voice now, right? can you give us a little taste, right? [ applause ] >> one of your crew told me what waze was in the back. when you're promoting a film you do all this stuff and you don't know half of what you're doing so waze is i'm giving people directions in the car. >> right. >> like don't turn left. i said don't turn left.
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good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. this is abc 7 mornings. >> it is 8:59 and it is a wet one. tell us about it. >> the rain won't stop until about this time tomorrow when it becomes more scattered in nature. we have had steady rain with moderate showers. that will cause flooding concerns. you can see winds will be rather brisk and possibly damaging. my accuweather seven day forecast storm is strong now. it will become light tomorrow. >> look at all of the red on our roadways out there. just about everywhere around the bay area has slow traffic. a couple of problem spots before 13 we have an accident partially blocking a lane there. west 24. that ride from walnut creek is about an hour and ten minutes. >> time for live with kelly and ryan.
we'll see you again at 11:00 a.m. reporting >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, star of the new film "the commuter," liam neeson and for the series "the divorce," actors p.a. plus, we are kicking off our january series with a whole30. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, live from new york city, here is kelly ripa! ♪ and live from los angeles, he was