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back to normal temperatures. good morning, america. breaking overnight, president trump's team tells stormy daniels to cease and desist. after that interview claiming an affair with president trump, her new claim, saying she was physically threatened to keep quiet. >> he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, that's a beautiful girl, it would be a shame if something happened to her mom. >> why did she accept hush money? the possible legal trouble for the president. stormy daniels' attorney right here on "gma." marching on. thousands of students and families marching, demanding action for gun control. what's next for this massive movement? congress is put on notice. spring break mystery. a family of four found dead in their rented condo on vacation in mexico. authorities blaming toxic gases. the new safety alert this morning. ♪ oh, we're halfway there
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and final four fever. the dramatic overtime thriller. knocking out duke. >> kansas is still dancing and heading to san antonio! >> now, the stage set for two incredible showdowns. cinderella team loyola-chicago still living on a prayer, with secret weapon, sister jean. >> good morning, america. good morning to you, sister jean. good morning, america. great to have you with us. great to have you back, george. >> good to be back, thank you. i'll tell you what's great, march madness. >> oh yeah. >> oh gosh, the men's final four is all set. sister jean-mania hitting a high. nfl teams, nfl teams competing to get a visit from her. >> everyone is trying to get that competitive advantage. sister jean is helping. get this. only 550 out of more than 17
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million brackets on espn correctly picked the final four. >> i'm surprised there was that much. it's a tough final four. the kansas-duke game delayed the start of the stormy daniels interview. but millions still tuned in. that's where we're going to start now. no direct reaction yet from president trump. the interview raising serious political and legal issues. >> especially the new allegation that daniels was threatened to keep quiet. tom llamas is here with the story. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning to you. there is no doubt this interview was on the president's mind. we now know over the weekend, he had dinner with his lawyer at the center of this controversy at mar-a-lago. this, as overnight, daniels finally told her story about that alleged affair with mr. trump. very detailed. at times explicit. and a move that could potentially cost her millions in damages. >> i was perfectly fine saying nothing at all. but, i'm not okay with being made out to be a liar or people thinking that i did this for money. >> reporter: adult film star stormy daniels breaking her
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silence on "60 minutes" explaining why she's telling the world about the night she says she had sex with president trump back in 2006. >> and you had sex with him. >> yes. >> you were 27. he was 60. were you physically attracted to him? >> no. >> not at all? >> no. >> did you want to have sex with him? >> no, but i didn't say no. i'm not a victim. i'm not -- >> it was entirely consensual? >> yes. yes. >> reporter: daniels says she and the president instantly connected. >> i said, does this normally work for you? he didn't understand what i was saying. does talking about yourself normally work? i said someone should take that magazine and spank you with it. i'll never forget the look on his face. he turned around, pulled his pants down a little bit. he had underwear on. i just gave him a couple of swats. >> reporter: after that exchange, daniels says the president furthered his interest.
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>> he's you're smart and beautiful and a woman to be reckoned with. i like you. >> reporter: she says in a new allegation she was once physically threatened to keep quiet about the affair. it happened in 2011 just after she sold her story to "in touch" magazine's sister publication which ended up not publishing the account. >> i was in a parking lot. going to a fitness class with my infant daughter. the seat's facing backwards in the backseat, the diaper bag, you know, getting the stuff out. a guy walked up on me. said to me, leave trump alone. forget the story. and then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, a beautiful little girl, it would be a shame if something happened to her mom. and then he was gone. >> reporter: daniels says that left her shaken. the experience, one of the reasons she agreed to sign a hush agreement with president trump's attorney for $130,000 just days before the election. but before that confidentiality agreement was signed, daniels was in discussions with news
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organizations, including abc news, to tell her story during the presidential campaign. >> i think some people watching this are going to doubt that you entered into this negotiation because you feared for your safety. they're going to think you saw an opportunity. >> i think the fact that i didn't even negotiate, i just quickly said yes to this -- very -- you know, strict contract and what most people will agree with me, extremely low number, is all the proof i need. >> reporter: the timing of that payment just days before the election, now the basis for complaints filed with the federal election commission and the justice department, alleging it was an illegal campaign contribution since mr. trump was running for president. trump's attorney michael cohen told abc news that he facilitated the $130,000 payment using a personal equity line of credit. but daniels' attorney has provided documents to abc news,
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showing cohen using his trump organization e-mail address and mailing address during the negotiations. daniels is now suing the president to break that agreement, claiming it's void, in part, because then-candidate trump never signed it. the president's lawyers say she violated the agreement more than 20 times. and has now filed a motion seeking damages of $20 million. >> how do we know you're telling the truth? >> uh, because i have no reason to lie. i'm opening myself up for possible danger and definitely a whole lot of [ bleep ]. >> reporter: now, overnight, michael cohen's attorney sharing michael cohen's attorney sharing this copy of a cease-and-desist letter he has sent to michael avenatti accusing him and stormy daniels of making false and defamatory statements. >> moments ago, i spoke to stormy daniels' attorney, michael avenatti. we asked him about that letter. >> michael, thanks for joining us.
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let's start with that cease and desist letter from michael cohen's attorney last night. your reaction? >> michael cohen needs to be less concerned about role-playing ray donovan and more concerned about coming clean with the american people. >> but, in fact, stormy daniels didn't suggest that michael cohen -- didn't say that michael cohen was behind the threat in 2011. you put out a tweet afterwards, saying there can be no question where this threat came from. it could only have come from one place. where? >> it had to have come from someone associated with mr. trump. there's no other place for it to have come from. it didn't come from the magazine. that makes no sense. it certainly didn't come from my client. there's only one other place that it could have come from. that threat was terrifying to my client. >> terrifying at the time but she did not go to the police. did she talk to anybody else at the time about that threat? >> she was scared. no. >> it's going to be very difficult for you to back up your claim that this came from mr. trump.
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>> i don't think so. i think we'll get to the bottom of it. i think we're going to get to the bottom of the threat, the agreement and the bottom of the $130,000 payment. >> to be clear, do you have any evidence that ties michael cohen or president trump to this threat? >> other than common sense at this time, no. >> let's go to the evidence not produced last night. stormy daniels, during the interview with anderson cooper, said she was advised by you not to discuss any further evidence. why? >> because we're in the very early stages of this case. and we're not going to play all of our cards at this juncture. no good attorney would. there's going to be a lot of evidence that's going to come to light in the coming weeks and months. we're confident that when all of the facts are laid bare for the american people, they're going to learn exactly what happened here. >> but you did put out that tweet a few days ago showing that cd saying a picture is worth 1,000 words. how much could this one be worth? why put out the tease if you're not going to show the evidence? >> it was a warning shot to mr. cohen and the president. they better be very careful denying what happened. what's interesting is, we get a cease and desist
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letter. where is the statement from mr. cohen and the president claiming the affair didn't happen? where is the statement from them claiming -- >> they've said it many times in the past. >> no, actually, the president has never denied that. he's never denied it. he's been silent. he can tweet on any other subject known to mankind. for some reason, he can't deny the affair. he can't come out and deny the existence of the agreement and his knowledge of it, and can't deny the $130,000 payment. why is that? >> the president yesterday had one of his friends, chris ruddy, on "this week." he was saying this is what the president thinks. let's take a look. >> i can't tell you everything he's thinking. i can only tell you what he told me. he said he thought that much of the stormy daniels stuff was a political hoax, those were his words. >> his words. political hoax. >> it's a hoax like the moon landing and it's a hoax like 9/11. what a joke. you send out a surrogate to call this a hoax? where is the president or mr. cohen? let them come on your show or another show and answer the tough questions. they need to stop hiding behind
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guys like this. >> still suggesting you have more evidence. wouldn't stormy daniels be in more legal trouble if she produced texts or videos? she was required by the nda to turn that in. >> our position is that the nda was never executed and therefore was invalid for a whole host of reasons and we're confident that a court is going to find that, so no. >> to be clear, do you have more evidence or not? >> we have a litany of more evidence in this case. and it's going to be disclosed. it will be laid bare for the american public. >> direct evidence from president trump that would prove an affair? >> absolutely. >> this has been going on for several years. that was your biggest possible platform last night. why not present the evidence? >> i don't think that was our biggest possible platform. we want to be smart and we're going to be deliberate. >> other big questions, where did that $130,000 come from that went to stormy daniels? if it came from michael cohen, he could be in vulnerable for an fec violation. do you have evidence that it didn't come from michael cohen? >> when it's all said and done,
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it will be clear that it didn't come from him or there was a promise of reimbursement. regardless, mr. cohen and the president have a significant problem. relating to this $130,000 and the agreement. >> they say you and your client have a significant problem as well, already liable for $20 million in damages. aren't you concerned at all this is going to lead to financial ruin for stormy daniels? >> not at all. >> michael, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, george. let's talk about it now with our chief legal analyst dan abrams and senior white house correspondent cecilia vega. let's start off where we left right there. how vulnerable is stormy daniels to the charges of damages? >> somewhat vulnerable. i think that for him to just dismiss them as if it's just never going to happen is a reach. the bottom line is, the agreement is likely enforceable. they have an argument about why it's not enforceable. but it's likely enforceable. >> because she took the money? >> because she took the money. this claim that trump didn't sign it, when you're talking
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about contracts, actions often speaking louder than what is in writing. if she took the money, and there was in effect an agreement in place, the contract is likely valid. they have some other arguments about why it should be held invalid. if that's the case, the agreement specifically says you're not allowed to talk about this and if you do you have to pay damages. >> meantime, michael cohen facing a different problem right there. if he, indeed, gave the money, two weeks before the campaign, very vulnerable to the charge of illegal campaign contribution. >> it is hard to figure out how this would not be deemed a campaign contribution, coming so close to the time of the election. you heard it in the "60 minutes" piece. talking about -- well, this happened in 2006. but the agreement didn't happen until 2016. the question becomes, why? if this happened so long ago, and cohen's position is i would have done this in 2011, i would
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have done this, et cetera, but it didn't happen then. >> this could give robert mueller leverage over michael cohen. >> it could. but i don't think that's the way robert mueller uses this. i don't think robert mueller is going to be focusing on the stormy daniels case. >> meanwhile, cecilia, the white house just wants it to go away. >> certainly, george. this is a pivotal moment for this administration but uncharacteristic radio silence from this president. the first lady stayed in mar-a-lago this weekend. the white house says this is spring break tradition for her to stay down there. the only official comment from the first lady's office, george, it came after that interview aired. they say this was salacious gossip and they are asking the media to remember that there is a child involved in this, a minor, and they ask that his name not be used in any of these stories. there is a briefing right here in the next few hours. you can bet this will come up. >> this comes amid turmoil in the president's legal team. >> yeah, a big shakeup. despite the president tweeting over the weekend that
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many lawyers want to join to represent him. two names brought up last week not going to be on the team because of a conflict of interest. >> cecilia vega, dan abrams, thanks very much. robin? we're going to move on to the huge march for our lives rallies. all across the country and world over the weekend. hundreds of thousands taking to the streets, calling for action to stop gun violence. the biggest rally there in d.c., where 11-year-old naomi wadler made a powerful speech about african-american women. who are victims of gun violence, but their stories are not told. she had challenging words for lawmakers. >> we know life is not equal for everyone and we know what is right and wrong. [ cheers and applause ] we also know that we stand in the shadow of the capitol. and we know that we have seven short years until we, too, have the right to vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> just one of the many powerful speeches over the weekend. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce is here in the studio with us for more. good morning, mary. >> good morning, robin.
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in washington and around the world, we saw hundreds of thousands of protesters demand gun control. survivors making passionate pleas. and young activists sending a clear warning to politicians. beware, the voters are coming. what comes next is up to congress. right now, republican leaders have little to no appetite to act on guns. they have taken steps to shore up existing background checks. it is highly unlikely to see them take up any kind of sweeping new gun legislation. florida senator marco rubio says he respects the views of the protesters, but that, quote, many other americans do not support a gun ban. and for his part, the president this weekend remained silent on this issue. >> the students and many are looking forward to the midterm elections. will we see a real impact come november? >> yeah, robin. no question this could be a really major issue in these elections, which is something we haven't seen in decades. it's likely to put many
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republicans on defense. one thing is very clear. these young people are motivated. they're registering people to vote. they're going to keep the issue of gun control front and center. >> that is very clear. it's great to have you here in the studio. >> thank you, good to be here. >> they're marching for change. >> yes, they are. we switch gears, we're going to go to march madness. cinderella team loyola-chicago, they're still in it. t.j. holmes is here with all the action. t.j., there was another thrilling showdown last night. >> a showdown that resulted in kansas being in the final four. villanova is in there. makes sense. michigan, we could see that. loyola-chicago, nobody saw that coming. and this little school with their superstar nun asked what did they give up for lent. well, losing. >> it's on. >> reporter: after kansas' win over duke in an overtime thriller. the final four -- >> kansas! is still dancing! >> reporter: -- is set. >> and that's it. it's another run to the final four for the wildcats! >> reporter: number one seeds
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villanova and kansas will face off, and three seed michigan will take on cinderella loyola-chicago, an 11 seed. something that's only happened three times before. the victory saturday night sets into motion potentially one of the most incredible runs in ncaa history and their lucky charm -- >> so here we come, san antonio. be careful, the ramblers are on their way. >> reporter: sister jean. the ramblers' 98-year-old team chaplain. >> i'm so proud of these young men for what they've done. they have worked hard. the fans have worked hard. and we had a great showing. in all the places we have been. >> reporter: they're set to take on michigan saturday who has a lucky charm of their own. austin hatch. the former player turned assistant coach after surviving two tragic plane crashes that took the lives of his parents and siblings. he's now courtside hoping to bring his team to victory. a lot of good story lines.
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11 seed has never made it to the championship game. loyola could pull off a victory if they pull it off in the final four. >> the men's final four is all set. we'll have it all set for the women tonight. defending champ, south carolina, going up against uconn. mississippi state winning last night. they're going back. i should have brought my cow bell back. they made it. louisville made it, as well. notre dame-oregon, the other game to determine who will go on to the women's final four. watch those games on espn. now to rob with severe weather down south? >> it's the time of year. check it out. we had some hail across parts of north texas. southern oklahoma. this is going to be the severe threat today and tomorrow. it will push off towards the east. with this will be heavy rain, too. time now for your select cities brought to you by walgreens.
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and we are all clear right now from an earlier crash. still seeing heavy traffic approaching 24. jessica? >> alex
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♪ hello, is it me you're looking for ♪ welcome back to "gma." that was a big surprise to for lionel richie on "american idol" last night. contestants coming together to perform his hit song, come on, let's say it all together. ♪ hello >> i did it with you. >> thank you. >> i love that song. >> i thought i could rope george into it. it didn't work. >> you still think that? the final auditions were last night. so now hollywood week is kicking off. we'll have the reigning champ, trent harmon here live. he'll preview it all. >> he'll sing for you. >> not the same as you, george. we'll get to the top headlines we're following this morning.
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facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has put out full-page newspaper ads here in the u.s. and britain apologizing for the scandal that affected up to 50 million users. saying, quote, this was a breach of trust. i'm sorry we didn't do more at the time. we're now taking steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. and an investigation under also breaking right now, president trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 russian intelligent operatives in the u.s. in response to recent poisoning attack in the uk. tail have a seven-day grace period to leave the country. right now, we have more reaction to the stormy daniels interview. michael cohen made the original payment to stormy. he's claiming she owes him millions for speaking out. we'll hear that after this report from linsey davis. >> reporter: on multiple occasions, stormy daniels has denied ever having an affair with donald trump. she says she lied about the affair in the past because she was threatened and bullied. but now she's risking it all to tell the truth.
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>> it was entirely consensual? >> oh, yes. yes. >> you work in an industry where condom use is an issue. did he use a condom? >> no. >> reporter: the president and first lady a thousand miles apart. >> melania trump had recently given birth to a son just a few months before. did he mention his wife or child at all in this? >> i asked and he brushed it aside and said, oh, yeah, yeah. don't worry about that. we have separate rooms. >> reporter: trump spent his sunday evening alone at the white house. the first lady remained behind at mar-a-lago. her spokesperson saying, she'll stay here for spring break with her son as per tradition. and later tweeted, i know the media is enjoying speculation and salacious gossip, i would like to remind people there is a minor child whose name should be kept out of news stories when at all possible. last monday, melania trump made an appearance along the
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president in new hampshire. that thursday, the first lady posted this photo of her with her husband standing in front of a wintry white house. just hours later, former "playboy" model karen mcdougal gave an interview about an alleged ten-month affair with trump in 2006. >> he always told me he loved me. >> reporter: similar to stormy's story. >> he's like, wow. you are special. you remind me of my daughter. >> reporter: mcdougal also said that he compared her to ivanka. >> he said, i was beautiful like her. you're a smart girl. >> reporter: the next day, a last-minute change to the first couple's schedule. melania trump arriving to air force one separately from her husband. president trump landing on the tarmac alone. the first lady's office didn't comment on the change. the first family deplaned together a few hours later in palm beach. late last night, karen mcdougal's attorney said, i
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represent karen mcdougal and we believe stormy daniels. stormy daniels was the number one trending topic on twitter last night. >> not a surprise. joining us now is david schwartz, the attorney for michael cohen. thank you for joining us. you probably heard michael avenatti. he said that he never denied the affair. does he believe stormy daniels is lying last night? >> absolutely. the lying is all over that piece. you don't have to go any further than the piece to see the lying. the inconsistencies. the fact that she said nothing happened and now she says something happened. she's in it for the money. and michael avenatti is in it for all the press and the money also. >> she claims she had a relationship with donald trump, she's lying? >> well, i mean, i wasn't there. michael cohen wasn't there. we don't know what happened 12 years ago. but mr. trump says that she's lying. look at the piece.
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an affair. what did she say taking her own words? she spent four hours on a couch with him. they had sex one time, according to what she says. mr. trump denies it. but who cares? this happened 12 years ago. >> that's one of the questions. who cares? then why keep pursuing this? >> michael avenatti is pursuing it. he's the one who brought the case to court. a contract is a contract. we live by contracts. and you can't just break a contract without there being consequences. michael avenatti says that's a threat. i don't know where he's from that that's a threat by enforcing a damages clause in a contract. that's not a threat. >> didn't seem concerned about your cease and desist letter. he said he believes that this threat could have only come there someone connected to donald trump. >> right. again. speculation. guess work. that's what this is all about. 12 years ago, somebody approaches her in a parking lot.
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okay, and what does she do? she doesn't go to the police. she goes to her pilates class. this is ridiculous. that's the first thing you think of doing, when someone threatens you and your daughter, you go to your pilates class and not to the police? >> he believes he'll be able to show there was some kind of reimbursement or promise from president trump or someone connected to him to michael cohen. >> well, i don't see how that's possible. because, first of all, it's been clear. the president didn't know about this. michael cohen was acting on behalf of the llc created. his job was, and donald trump was a third party beneficiary to this. and mr. avenatti has promised all kinds of things. he promised the cd. he promised -- how about the lie detector that he promised, which is a complete fraud and false. it's been proven by my polygraph expert that that lie detector test is completely invalid. >> other experts dispute that. you just called mr. trump a third party beneficiary.
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if so, he was a beneficiary of an illegal in-kind contribution from michael cohen. >> that is completely -- how is it to say that's illegal. when you pay that -- that's a very dangerous precedent to say that's illegal. you're involved in a nondisclosure agreement. it happens every day in america. >> weeks before an election. >> every day in america. >> they're not running for presidents. >> that's a very dangerous precedent. that's to protect reputation. family. business. that's what that payment is for. it has nothing to do with running for president. and by the way, anyone running in this country, running for congress or anything else, that is a dangerous precedent. any payment now can be considered a campaign contribution. >> that's not exactly. why was it two weeks before the election?
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>> the illegal contribution was started by stormy daniels. everyone said it is hush money. it's legal extortion. it happens every single day. if you're a ceo. if you're on top of a company. you have a lot to worry about people trying to extort you for money. >> meantime, michael avenatti also said there's still more evidence of the affair. he's not coming forward with it yet. >> oh, he's not. he had his forum in "60 minutes" last night. he tried his case in the court of public opinion. he built up the "60 minutes" interview for two weeks and it completely fell flat. that's by people against the president. this is not whether you're for or against the president. it's about what is right and wrong. >> what is your next move? >> our next move is that this case has to go back to arbitration and certainly, michael cohen will not rest until he recovers every single penny of damages and it could be $20 million. >> david schwartz, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, george. >> michael?
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we're back with the spring break mystery and those new concerns about vacation rentals, after an american family of four died in mexico. police say they were killed by toxic gas inside their rented condo. and you have this story for us, amy.
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>> it's so frightening and tragic. investigators in mexico are still trying to figure out what caused the tragedy. a cousin of the family said, they went to sleep and never woke up. this morning, new concerns over the safety of vacation rentals abroad after one family's spring break getaway turned deadly. 41-year-old kevin sharp and his wife, amy, surprising their two children, 12-year-old sterling and 7-year-old adrianna, with a trip to this beachfront condo complex earlier in the month. when the iowa family didn't make the return flight home, their loved ones knew something was wrong. >> my mother lost her youngest daughter. and she's, like all of us, got the support of everybody rallying around us. >> reporter: mexican authorities finding the family of four dead inside that condo friday. they say due to asphyxiation by inhalation of toxic gases. the attorney general saying there were no signs of violence nor evidence to suggest disturbances inside the room.
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>> when they found them, both kids looked like they were watching tv. the parents were in the bed watching tv. so there was no foul play. >> reporter: these photos showing firefighters and a forensics team scouring the condo saturday. inspecting the gas installation for any leaks. mexican authorities saying it will take about ten days to determine the type of toxic fume that caused their deaths. despite travel warnings due to its level of crime, mexico remains one of the top five spring break destinations for americans. the sharp family found the condo through vacation home rental company vrbo. who says they have since removed the property from its site. the safety standards for home rentals are far different than hotels. >> if you're renting, the minute you go into that room, that apartment, check the smoke alarm and the carbon monoxide detector. make sure they're working. >> reporter: that is something to think about now.
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while mexican authorities have yet to determine the type of toxic gas that was in the condo, some travel experts suggest to bring your own carbon monoxide detector. bring it with you. you can plug it into a power outlet. >> on the plane or in the baggage. whatever. >> it depends. you have to know the battery source. sometimes you can bring them on your checked luggage. sometimes you have to pack them. because the batteries can have an issue with the planes. check beforehand what type of detector you're bringing. certainly worth it. >> gosh. we all just think -- it doesn't cross our mind when we're renting someone else's -- >> your home away from home, you imagine. thank you, so much, amy. appreciate that. and coming up, everybody. when will that winter weather end? millions getting more snow over the weekend. and rob, he's the man with the answers when we come back. it's funny really, nobody ever does it and yet it happens. i didn't do it
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we're back with the question we're all asking. when will winter end? on groundhog day, punxsutawney phil promised just six weeks left of winter. we're seven weeks out. a sheriff's office in pennsylvania is mad. they're demanding answers from phil. a wanted poster for deception. rob, you're back with more. what's going on? >> we're all mad. we don't want to take it anymore. last night, michael, you tweeted
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a picture of the snow. >> it was snowing. >> you're like, what's up with that? i hear it all the time. when is this going to end? our fourth nor'easter of the month on the first day of spring. travel nightmare there. indianapolis over the weekend, their second largest snowfall of march history. some people, the first day of spring, that's when they cut the grass. this guy said, no, even though i got a blizzard, i gotta cut the grass. >> he's in denial. >> it's all coming down in monroe county. they issued this wanted poster. phil, for deception. well, phil's hometown, they're not having anything of it. the police there are putting phil in protective security. all right, protecting their own. and phil put out a statement. he said, arrest mother nature. don't arrest the messenger. >> your motto. >> absolutely. either way, phil is a wanted rodent. >> you still haven't answered the question. when is spring coming? >> may, june, july.
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50s, 60s, 70s coming to the east coast. there's your spring by the end of the week.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings and let's check in with mike. mike, it feels like spring, finally. >> it is coming. and it's going to maybe even bypass in some neighborhoods and try to go to summer, as we get 80s. but look at this. isn't that gorgeous this morning? so, yeah, everything's good on the bay. exercising, yard work, that's personally my forecast, my wife, because i don't want to do yard work today. a little too soggy. better wait for a couple of days. here's a look at you aour forec. low to mid-50s inland. here's what i'm talking about. look at thursday and friday, even warmth at the coast. alexis? >> okay, perfect for opening day for the as on thursday, mike. we are starting to improve here on southbound 680. a rollover crash just cleared a few moments ago at auto mall parkway. those residual delays are starting to bounce back. still have metering lights on at the bay bridge toll plaza, but
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight, the president's team tells stormy daniels to cease and desist after that interview claiming an affair with donald trump. her explosive allegation that she was physically threatened to keep quiet. but why did she accept the hush money? possible legal trouble ahead for the president. blindsided. the wife of the man accused of running off to mexico with a 16-year-old who was one of their daughter's close friends. now stacy esterly is telling her story. the last words she spoke to her husband before he fled the country. the red flags she missed. and the heartbreak for their children. incredible journey. so many people signed up to be the match. what really goes into being a donor? our cameras rolling as one young man who first signed up with a college football team in 2015 follows through to help save a life.
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"roseanne" returns. revived. recharged. ready to roar. the cast here live in times square, first on "gma." and they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] and good morning, america. hope you had a good weekend. now, that is a lineup there. >> that is a lineup. we're excited because we have the cast of "roseanne" here live. can you believe, it's been 30 years since it first premiered. >> oh, my goodness. we have a photo we want you to take a look at. this is roseanne's director's chair. domestic goddess. the twitter account saying there's only one. so much anticipation for the show. we look forward to talking to the entire cast. >> that is coming up. a lot of news to get to. and we'll start right now with the fallout from the stormy daniels interview. the porn star claiming an affair with donald trump and that she was threatened to keep quiet about it. tom llamas back with more on that. hey, tom.
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>> reporter: george, good morning again. overnight more legal threats, this cease and desist letter. but let's start with the "60 minutes" interview and what stormy daniels said about her alleged affair with donald trump in 2006. >> you had sex with him? >> yes. >> you were 27. he was 60. were you physically attracted to him? >> no. >> not at all? >> no. >> did you want to have sex with him? >> no. but i didn't say no. i'm not a victim. i'm not -- >> it was entirely consensual? >> oh, yes. yes. >> reporter: daniels also says back in 2011 that she received a threat from an unknown man telling her to leave trump alone and, quote, forget that story. daniels said the man looked at her daughter and said, that's a beautiful little girl. it would be a shame if something happened to her mom. following that claim, attorneys for michael cohen who is president trump's personal lawyer, sent a cease and desist letter to daniels and her attorney demanding they stop making false and defamatory statements for implying that cohen was behind the threat. the president has denied the
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affair. daniels' attorney, michael avenatti, said earlier on "gma," he has a litany of evidence he's not released in the case. >> not over yet. tom, thanks very much. michael. now to that march for our lives. hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets to demand action on gun violence. the big question, what comes next? mary bruce is back with that answer this morning. good morning again, mary. >> good morning, again. those passionate pleas that we heard from across the country and around the world, young activists and survivors sending a clear message to lawmakers demanding gun control. now, of course, what comes next is up to congress. republican leaders have little appetite to act on this issue. it's unlikely we will see them take up sweeping new gun legislation. republicans like florida senator marco rubio note that despite these demonstrations many americans don't support gun restrictions. but these protesters are
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playing the long game, looking ahead, determined to make gun control a central issue in the upcoming mid-term elections. they're registering people to vote. again and again, we heard them warning lawmakers, watch out, the voters are coming. >> time will tell. when it's time to vote, we'll see how well it goes. >> we'll see come november. >> thank you so much, mary. we switch gears, robin, you got this. >> something a little bit different here, michael, concerning science. i want you to meet charles, a robot. that's a robot. a program at cambridge university to use expressions just like people. combining cameras, software, to make it look like it has feelings. so -- they're saying this kind of looks like charles on his first roller coaster ride? >> i don't know. >> looks like charles -- >> you said it was weird. you delivered on that. >> i tried. i tried, people. >> that was weird-looking. >> it was different. different. >> very different. >> appreciate the effort. coming up, the wife of that man arrested for going on the
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run with a teenager is now telling her story and the red flags she missed. and one young football player's journey to becoming a bone marrow donor. what does it take to be the match? so many people sign up. did you realize almost half do not follow through once they get the call because of different reasons. dr. ashton is here to explain. lara, what do you have upstairs? >> what do i have? i'm here with the whole cast. "roseanne" back in business. hi, you guys. hi. hi, everybody. so excited for the reboot. you psyched? come on up, everybody. "gma" is coming right back with the gang. [ cheers and applause ] hey allergy muddlers. are you one sneeze away from being voted out of the carpool? try zyrtec®. it's starts working hard at hour one. and works twice as hard when you take it again the next day. stick with zyrtec® and muddle no more®.
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and welcome back to "gma." welcome to this wonderful audience here. monday morning. welcome back to lara. >> thank you, george. good morning. yeah, let's do it. good morning, everybody. so, marvel's "black panther" has clawed its way to the top of the mountain. it is now the highest grossing superhero movie in u.s. history. [ cheers and applause ] officially outselling "the avengers," already hitting the $1 billion mark globally. the next hurdle is -- is a big one. are you doing wakanda forever? >> wakanda forever. >> wakanda forever. becoming the highest grossing film of all time. could it happen? that incredible fiscal feat currently held by "star wars: the force awakens." they need over $300 million more
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to slink into the history books forever. at this rate though, it is very clearly a possibility. >> wow, over a billion. >> there you go. next up in "pop news" this morning, a battle is brewing between hollywood and some online streaming services, specifically, the cannes film festival says netflix is welcome to come, show their movies in the prestigious event in france this summer, but they will not be eligible for the competition's highest prize. festival organizers say the best in show award is reserved only for films shown in theaters. stephen spielberg is weighing in. he, for one, agrees, telling itv news, once you commit to a television format, you're a tv movie. and if it's a good show, you're certainly deserving to be up for an emmy but not awards like those at cannes or the oscars. as of now, the academy doesn't appear to agree. they accepted movies like "mudbound."
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which was nominated for four oscars. what do you think about this? >> it's just a matter of time. >> yes. i will say the cannes representatives said they'll figure out something because these movies are terrific. their feeling is they need to have a theatrical release. they need to go through -- >> why? >> i agree, robin. i think the times, they are a-changing. lots going on in hollywood today. margot robbie is asking, to be or not to be in the tv business? the oscar nominee is now producing a shakespearian series with a twist. telling the works of the great poet with a female perspective. these episodes will retell a different play and will be led by an all-female creative team. >> great idea. >> it is a great idea. it reintroduces us to these classics. gets our kids involved, hopefully. the project being produced in australia in partnership with the australian broadcasting company and abc studios international.
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it's set to begin filming some time this year. >> wonderful idea. >> she produced "i, tonya." and now she's producing this. becoming a force. >> absolutely. becoming a little mogul. big mogul actually. finally this one is for you, michael. i know you love cars, right? >> love 'em. >> you can own a classic porsche. i found an amazing deal for you. a rare 1956 porsche for less than $6,000. there's a catch. there you can see it. it needs a little work, everybody, but who doesn't? someone in san francisco is selling the rusted out shell and other parts on craigslist for this classic porsche. but before you go judging a book by its rusty, nasty cover, wait a minute. a 1956 porsche in great condition like this one sold for $700,000 in auction last year. i'm just saying. if you can cobble together a few things like wheels, a door, this could be a great investment. [ applause ] >> scrap metal. >> you know what?
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beauty is in the eye of the beholder. i'm sticking with my story. >> sometimes you got to know when to let it go, okay? thank you so much, lara. great job with "pop news" as always. we're going to turn now to the "gma" cover story. it's the wife of that man accused of running off to mexico with a teenage girl. she's now telling her story. abc's erielle reshef is here with more. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning. that 16-year-old girl is now home safe in pennsylvania. 45-year-old kevin esterly, a married father of four, arrested. this morning, his wife is speaking to "gma" about the clues before he fled the country with a teen she said had been in their family for years. for stacey esterly, the past few weeks have been nothing short of a nightmare. >> i was worried.
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my children would cry every night asking when daddy is coming home. >> reporter: her husband, 45-year-old kevin esterly, arrested in mexico after fleeing the country with 16-year-old amy yu. ending an international manhunt. stacy recalling the last time she spoke to kevin before he took off. >> i kissed him good-bye. he said, have a great day at work. i'll see you when you get home. >> reporter: that morning, police say the father of four flew with the teen on one-way tickets from philadelphia, through dallas, to cancun. stacy says she later discovered kevin had withdrawn $4,000 from their joint account. amy, a part of their lives for eight years. stacy says she was best friends with their eldest daughter, the family first meeting her at church. >> we took amy on a lot of family vacations, a lot of family outings. first time for skiing. first time to the beach. like i said, we took her in and treated her as part of our family. >> reporter: but in the months leading up to her husband's disappearance, red flags. >> in december, i had found out
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that he had rented an apartment four blocks away from amy's house. that was devastating to me and my children, as well. >> reporter: police say amy listed kevin as her emergency contact at school, referring to him as her stepfather. allowing him to sign her out of class ten times without her mother's permission. >> those times that he was signing her out of school early while me and my children were waiting for him at home. where was he and amy? what where they doing? >> reporter: kevin, advised by police to stay away from the teen, but instead the two vanished together. >> all information received thus far leads investigators to believe that amy yu left allentown willingly with kevin esterly. >> it was very heartbreaking to have to see your children go through something like this. i never thought in a million years we would ever be in this situation, let alone my children.
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>> reporter: kevin esterly's facing charges of interference of the custody of a child. he's been held on $5,000 bail and he has not yet entered a plea. stacy is moving forward with her divorce and plans to fight for custody of their four girls. >> wow, what a story. thank you, erielle, appreciate that. and now to rob with more on the weather. >> hey, guys. good morning, again. got friends from green bay, wisconsin, virginia, boston, over here. we all have the monday blues. dogs get it, too. this is rupert from connecticut. time to go out and take the morning walk. come on, rupert. come on. oh -- come on, you can do it, rupert. there you go. these goldendoodles are supposed to be spastic. rupert obviously is on the chill side. good monday morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. store the umbrellas. we've got sunshine and warm temperatures coming your way the rest of the week and no chance of rain. it will still be a little chilly
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at night and the warmth will reach the beaches, also. today you're the coolest, mid- to upper 50s, mid- to upper 60s inland. mainly mid- to upper 40s tonight. some 30s in morgan hill and ukiah and about 50 in san francisco. my accuweather seven-day forecast, how about somomomomomm [ cheers and applause ]omomomomm you guys are wonderful. a good monday morning feel. we want to take a closer look at what it means to be a bone marrow donor. we recently did the lemons for leukemia challenge right here on "gma" encouraging people to join the be the match registry. thousands of you signed up. it was terrific, but the need for more is urgent. did you know that over 70 diseases can be treated with a bone marrow transplant. here's a story of one man who answered the call to become a donor, a decision my sister also made to help save my life. my big sister is a virtually perfect match for me.
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and she is going to be my donor. she's going to be my donor. my sister sally-ann gave me the gift of life when she became my bone marrow donor over five years ago. but 70% of patients with blood cancers and other life-threatening diseases do not have a matching donor in their family. they depend on bone marrow registries like be the match for help. >> the patient and family are relying on that hope. that hope of a cure for their loved one. >> i'm currently in the process of becoming a bone marrow donor through the be the match program. >> reporter: 25-year-old chris westinheiser signed up for the registry through a drive with his college football team in april 2015. >> i think we had over 540 people sign up and register for the be the match program. >> reporter: over three years later, chris matched a patient and is preparing for his peripheral blood stem cell donation. >> it's day three of the
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injections. >> reporter: for five days leading up to and on his donation day, chris is given two injections daily of a bone marrow stimulant. minor side effects are not uncommon. >> today i experienced a little bit more back pain than i did on days one and two. i'm still able to go to work and still able to do all normal daily activities. tomorrow, obviously, is the big day. so, i'm definitely getting really excited for the donation. it's -- it's scheduled for 7:30 in the morning. >> we're going to do your vital signs. i want you to come on in. >> reporter: chris' medical team there by his side all day check his vitals and give him his final injection. >> i'm just excited to get going, to be honest. it's going to be a long day but i'm going to get through it. it will be good. >> reporter: donation typically
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lasts up to eight hours over the course of one day. no anesthesia needed. >> when they put the needles in at first it was a little mildly uncomfortable but since the machine got hooked up, you honestly don't really feel it. >> hey, chris. >> hi, how is it going? >> reporter: for 10% of patients like chris, they learn they must return for a second day to finish the donation. >> it's been a long two days. but i definitely have had a rewarding experience. it's just the -- it's awesome to know that, you are really helping out a cancer patient who truly needs it. >> reporter: chris' stem cells now a lifeline. packaged and shipped directly to the recipient in need. thank you, chris. i know what it's like to see your name on that -- and headed your way. thank you very much for that. dr. jen ashton is here. you're going to discuss this with us. how was boston last week? >> boston was busy. i was at a harvard medical school conference. still learning. >> let's teach some people right now. some friends from be the match are in the audience with us. i was really alarmed when they said that -- it's wonderful when
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people register. cannot thank people enough. over half, about half do not follow through when they get the call because of fears that they have. >> exactly. robin, if you look at the application, which comes in this envelope right here, the first page is all about willingness to donate and commitment. i think the reasons that people don't do it, they may have a change in their health status. if they're diagnosed with a malignancy, that usually takes them out of the pool. there's a fear, and we're going to talk a lot about that. we want to bust those myths. the fear that it's going to be painful. or that it puts their own health in jeopardy. then there's a lack of commitment. everyone gets passionate when they sign up. if you're contacted 10, 20 years down the road, we have to remember this is saving someone's life. >> we talk about swabbing. >> that's right. >> go through the process of becoming a donor. >> i have here literally when we say cheek swab, this is how you collect the dna.
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you swab the inside of your cheek, nothing painful. you put this in the mail and send it in. in terms of what the donor has to go through, a pretty extensive questionnaire, extensive screening. that specimen is kept for years. once they get notified that they may be a match, then they are -- they go in, they go through a pretty basic procedure. we saw in the piece. 75% of these cells are collected with basically a fancy iv procedure. about 25% will need to go to the operating room for this minor surgical procedure to extract the bone marrow cells. and we have to remember that some can be collected from umbilical cord blood. it takes a couple of days. and -- you're given stimulatory medication to simulate your own blood cells. that's it. >> i was telling you in the commercial break, my sister is my donor. she is the biggest baby. she doesn't like needles. always -- i have to admit when they said it's going the be her, i was like, oh, goodness gracious.
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i'm in trouble. she said mild discomfort. very little side effects to all that she went through. >> exactly. i think that again, when we talk about fear, people don't know, this sounds horrible. if you look at this list, robin, these are the general side effects and they are mild. nausea, fatigue, soreness at the injection site. some people will need not a periphery iv but a more centrally placed one. the complication rate in general falls below 1%. if any complications occur, the donor is well cared for medically at no cost to them. >> okay, so, let's talk more about -- and i can't emphasize how -- how -- love it when people make themselves available. and this is why we're doing this. we want people to know that the commitment that goes into it and the -- this comfort.
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i mean, i'm alive -- >> i know, robin. >> i'm alive, because my sister. and only 70% of the time -- no, 30% of the time is somebody on your family -- 70% of the time you have to rely on somebody from the registry. >> and here's what i really want people to know about anonymous donation. we have such an ethnically and culturally diverse population. you might think there's nothing diverse about your lineage. look back. if you have a hawaiian parent and a vietnamese parent, donate your cells. those ethnic matches are very hard to find. there's a big push for people to do that. >> my mama said, we got a lot of milk in our coffee. that's how she phrased it. thank you, jen. thank you, everyone. she's going to be on facebook. if you have any more questions, okay? >> yeah. "roseanne." the cast is here live.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. and we do have breaking news. the federal trade commission is confirming it is investigating facebook about the company's privacy practices. facebook has been under intense criticism after it was revealed that the data of up to 50 million users was stolen and used in the presidential election. the company's stock is plummeting. we will have more on this story on our midday news. but now, let's go to alexis with traffic. >> yeah. and after a really quiet start, jessica, we are starting to ramp up a little bit here. we have a new problem in the tri-valley, so livermore drivers, westbound 580 past portola, a new crash involving two vehicles. a lot of cement bastigs fell in lane number one, so they're
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bringing a cement sweeper through. a gorgeous shot of the bay bridge. folks heading through the tunnel, you'll want your sunglasses today. jessica? >> you
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>> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> hey, good morning. thanks for sticking around. still a few 30s out there, but most of us in the 40s, on our way to temperatures that will be in the 50s and 60s. and everything is going to be good for your commute. no rain, no fog, nothing to really worry about weather wise. how about some 80s for thursday and friday.
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jessica? >> looking beautiful, mike. thank you. we'll have a ♪e'll have a [ cheers and applause ] oh, yeah. audience is excited. >> why not? >> we're all excited. we have having very special. it's been 21 years. >> hear the music. >> since you last heard this music right here. ♪ [ playing the theme song from "rosean "roseanne" ] >> starting tomorrow, you're going hear it again because "roseanne" is back. we have the cast right here. is that really the iconic couch? we pulled out all the stops. please welcome, laurie metcalf. roseanne. john goodman.
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sara, leacy, michael, sarah. >> it's been off the air for 20 years. >> not really. it's been on every day like five, six times. >> i have a question for everybody. go around the horn. one word to describe the feeling when you walked back on to the set for the first time, john, start with you? >> surreal. >> surreal. >> laurie? >> trippy. >> sur exciting. >> just amazing. >> sur-pendous. >> it was spooky-licious. >> sarah? >> sur-a time warp. >> i can believe that. why did you think this was the
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right time to bring the show back1 years later? >> uh, well, it just happened. it was -- sara and john were on sara's talk show. hay did a sketch. sara called me. it got a lot of attention. sara called and said, is this -- would you want to do a -- reunion show. and i said, yeah. definitely. she said -- i said, what about john? she said, oh, john's in. i said, of course, then i'm in. [ applause ] so then it went from -- >> ow. >> we said, is laurie in? yeah. everybody was in. then it went from a special to a -- series. and we had a deal in three weeks. >> oh, wow. [ applause ] >> yeah. and i think you know, roseanne, i think that speaks to the true closeness that you all have. because sometimes there's a
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reboot or revival. not everybody comes back. but you all did that. and, as roseanne was saying, sara, did you have any idea when you had johnon your show that it would lead to this? >> no. for some reason, i thought i read something years ago that roseanne didn't want to touch the original. i assumed for years there was no way to do it. i didn't think the cast would. when john did the show and said he would do it in heart beat, it made me reconsider. i reached out to her. she didn't think that tom westerner would want to do it. so i called him. and -- you know -- he said yes. and he's like, i don't think marcy carsey will do it. our other -- so i had to go down the line and tell everybody, maybe, what they wanted to hear. >> everybody said yes. >> everybody said yes. >> marcy played the role of
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marcy. >> john, i have a question for you. everyone is wondering. so dan's not dead. what happened? >> you can't say. >> i can't say. but -- somehow he's still alive. i wanted to go for the whole zombie thing. we may get into that. it's an idea for the writers. >> that's his story. he's sticking to it. the two beckys. i mean, how -- i know you don't want to give away too much. but how was it being able to work together? >> i wanted to go for the zombie thing also. but -- that was not approved. >> it was pretty fun. working together. i gotta say. um, our energy together was very girly. and -- um -- it was just kind of funny to see -- you know, the traits that we have in common. and, our differences and all that stuff. but -- i think the fans will have a good time with it. i'm hoping. >> yeah. [ applause ]
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met for a thank split second for a credit tag one time. never worked together. i think innately we have similar traits. when i was auditioning, one of the people came up to me and said, are you doing a lecy character study? i said, what do you mean? you're stand the same way. >> you didn't do that? >> it was an experience. it was cool how the writers wove our story line together. >> it's beautiful to see. do you want to see a bit of a sneak peek? >> absolutely. [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. here it is. >> the candyman's home, babe. >> oh, my favorite. drugs. what happened to the rest of our candy? >> funny story. our insurance don't cover what it used to. soy got half the drugs for twice the price. >> what are we supposed to do?
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>> tradesies. i'll trade you five of my statins for fife or your anti-inflam toirs. >> did you get the pain pills for my bad knee. wouldn't be the candyman without the sunshine, babe. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> it's like the old pair of pants. you put them on and they fit. they absolutely fit. one thing about the the show. you were never afraid to tackle the tough issues. out there. so what the tough issues are the conner family going to face this time around? >> all right. well, the first episode deals with the election and two different voices -- two different opinions on it. um -- and it's between the sisters. i keep my yap shut. >> hmm. >> i'm out in the garage drinking. and it's -- yeah, that's about at contemporary.
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but the -- the way that -- politics is the outside world is a local world. and the way it affects our family is what we focus on most. it's the family's dealing with everything. >> we can't wait to see how the conner family deals with it. >> like i said, i was out in the garage drinking. >> other than being older. but it's like a time warp. everybody is having here. it's stood still. other than that, laurie, and other than being an oscar nominee since the last time, what's different? how is it different? >> it -- it's like -- we were a family for nine straight seasons. and worked every day together. and made that bond. and then, to revisit it, after these 20 years have passed, you can't buy that kind of chemistry. so it's so fascinating to watch the -- the kid who is are grown now, have a scene in the kitchen, where they did grow up in that same kitchen and now,
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now they're also parenting their own kids in that same -- and roseanne is hovering off to the side watching them do it. and criticizing -- you know, the way that -- the mistakes that they're making. so -- it's -- it has so many more layers now because of the history, the true history. >> michael, were you 6 years old? >> yeah. >> you did literally grow up. what are life lessons you learned being a part of this? >> uh-oh. >> that you can share. >> i probably shouldn't tell most of those stories. no, i think the biggest thing from the show. and i thing fans agree, is learning how to deal with tough times with humor. trying to find the humor in things and sticking together. and that's what i think the core of the show is in the past, and still is. >> i'll tell you what. we got more with you guys. you're not going anywhere yet. we're not letting you go yet. >> all right. >> this is an incredible incredible opportunity to talk to you.
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of that food over here. >> classic. classic. that was the very first episode of "roseanne" ever. we're back with the cast as they get ready to return tomorrow. it's here, it's here. that tvland marathon has helped us get into the spirit of things. >> that's a fun idea that they did. >> and highlighting each character like than. do you all watch yourselves? do you watch the reruns? >> i can't watch myself on anything, really. >> no in. >> for me, it's like home movies in a way. i just remember the stuff we were doing. i remember behind-the-scenes stuff. i get flooded with the stuff we were doing behind the scenes. >> this set was re-created down to the last detail. the couch. the afghan. the pickles eggs that were on the shelf. >> right. >> so did any of you take anything off the set when you wrapped 21 years ago? >> i did. i stole the godzilla. >> oh, you did. >> i got that still. >> where do you put it?
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>> i put it in my bedroom. it's got my necklaces all over it. >> nice touch. nice touch. >> somebody walked off with her elvis plates, though. we would like them back. >> yeah. >> they did such an amazing job. they found original plates. if you look in the kitchen, how there are plates around the archway. they found five or six of them online. >> see if you can add this to the conner family home. we're playing a game. conner or con? so we're going to -- a line from the show. is it from your show or another '90s sitcom show? >> you have paddles. if it's from your show hold up the side with roseanne. if not, the other side with roseanne with a cross through it. okay. you got it? >> yep. >> first one. some day, my precious angel, you, too, will be a parent. and then you'll realize that
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every day is kids' day. did they get it right? >> four of them did. >> some of you did. >> it was. it was from the show. >> uh-oh. >> for bonus points, who said it? >> i imagine roseanne did. [ applause ] >> stop the clapping. you're all wrong. dan said it to becky in season two. >> oh. >> you should have known that, john. >> maybe i did. >> this is -- >> that seemed too nice to be on our show. >> yeah. >> i can't see me using the word angel. >> let's see about this one. you're about to become a strange smell in the attic. you guys don't know. [ bell rings ] yes, yes, you did say
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>> what? >> me? >> yeah,. >> i said it. >> give her the trophy. >> really quick one. threats don't work on me. i have already been to hell? >> oh. >> can we say that? >> roseann? >> no, not from your show. "married with children." come on. >> that would have been peg, the toilet's running again. >> i'll tell you what. we're so happy you're here. everyone is so happy you're back on tv. where you -- >> do we win the trophy? >> we gotta give to it you. >> put it next to godzilla. >> we want to see it in the kitchen. >> "roseanne" premiers tomorrow night, 8:00 p.m. eastern. right here on abc. rob? [ cheers and applause ] how about a customized forecast for "roseanne" as they
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head back to home in lanford, illinois, which doesn't exist. we have a close enough forecast. based in elgin. 54, 53, sunshine and spring-like temperatures on wednesday. we're watching severe thunderstorms across texas and oklahoma. 81 in tampa. cool in the northeast. we'll get to spring? good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. you'll need the sunglasses today, with temperatures getting back close to average. 50s at the coast, mid-60s for the rest of us. check out my accuweathererererer [ cheers and applause ] this weather report is brought to you by carmax. coming up on "gma," reigning "american
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we're back with "american idol." the auditions wrapped up last night. here are some of the lucky winners. all the gold has now been given out. >> this is the best day of my life! >> reporter: nerves in the room at an all-time high. sometimes it takes a good shake from the judge to make it rain. ♪ make it rain >> reporter: this teenage elvis impersonator known as hollywood back at home lighting up the room. ♪ oh, how you shine >> reporter: getting everyone all shook up. the judges were on their feet. >> you got any ibuprofen. >> reporter: and lionel swooning off his chair. performing a duet. ♪ looking for the silver lining snoets. >> reporter: no, not everybody landed a golden ticket. >> no.
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>> no. >> reporter: the adiscussions are closed. it's show time. >> i'm going to hollywood! >> we're joined by raining champ, trent harmon. welcome to "good morning america." so, what do you make of this? of the show so far? >> gosh, lots of servnerves. lots of nerves. it tax me back into minipanic mode. >> more so than when you were on it? >> you're so close to the elephant, you don't notice. watching them, i feel for it. >> don't you want to go, quom on, you got it. who do you think is this time around the most important judge to win over? >> i mean -- if i were auditioning again, i would have to -- impress lionel richie. i mean, he's -- he's a g.o.a.t. he's a legend. >> a legend. >> yeah. >> you mean goat in the nicest way possible. >> greatest of all time.
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>> do you think he has the most influence? >> he has the biggest >> is that a strategy to zone? on one judge? >> if i'm giving advice to contestants, zone in on the audience. the people that will kcontrol your fate. it's a popularity contest as much as a singing contest. >> the last ticket is handed out. what is that feeling like getting to go? >> it is very gratifying. it drive you crazy. you don't know what it means. it's just a piece of paper to get you to another bottom of the the next level up. that can drive you kaz zi. get sleep. get sleep, guys. >> that is your advice? >> get some sleep. >> because now, they're heading to hollywood boot camp. >> mm-hmm. >> that sounds intense. >> it spp get sleep.
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you're not going to sleep for the next week. if you're lucky. like i said, you don't know what to prepare for. be ready for anything. >> lots of water. lots of sleep. i want to talk about trent's life after "idol." because, you have a very big announcement. >> i do. so -- you know, it's been almost two years removed since i won the last original season of "american idol." and on the 5-18-18, may 18th of this year, i'll be releasing the the debut album. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] there you go. look at that. in times square. >> very good. >> how does that feel? >> oh, it is -- it is a blessing. that's all it is. a lot of strange, long trips to get here. i would rather get it right and correct than to get it quickly. >> and you're such an inspiration to those golden ticket holders. they're looking at you going, wow, if he could do it, maybe so
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could i. >> that's right. >> thanks for coming in. it will be fun to watch the journey. "american idol's" hollywood week kicks off tonight. 8:00, 7:00 central on abc. we'll be right back. together forever-a pixar night time spectacular. ooohhhh. ahhhhhh. okay, maybe two. celebrate friendship and beyond at pixar fest. staring april 13th at disneyland resort.
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. mike nicco is here with our forecast. hi, mike. >> hey, jessica. hi, everybody. let's take a look outside. another gorgeous view from our east bay hills camera. on the bay or exercising, pretty good. still a little too soggy to do yard work. put it off for another day or two. 55 at the coast. at least half moon bay. low to mid-60s around the bay. this is the coolest day of my accuweather seven-day forecast. alexis? >> all right. we have a new issue in the north bay, really slowing you koun wi -- down with a crash here on southbound 101, right before you get to paradise drive. two to three lanes block. in southbound 101 at holly street, a crash on the on-ramp is blocking a couple of lanes on the main line as well. expect some delays there. >> careful on the roads and mike's still trying to get out of the yard wo

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