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>> worth asking. >> exactly. >> a beautiful shot of san francisco this morning. rain later today, mike. >> absolutely. evening commute will be much tougher. good morning, america. paying respect. the nation says good-bye to president george h.w. bush. president trump and the first lady salute the 41st president. thousands waiting at the capitol all through the night and, this morning, the touching and colorful tribute from his adopted hometown, houston, as the world converges on washington for a final farewell. also this morning, slammed again. the west coast getting hit by another powerful storm. heavy rain across the burn zone. new fears of flooding and mudslides. deadly bus crash. this 9-year-old killed and dozens injured when this bus packed with a youth football team flipped over on the highway. disturbing discovery.
new images this morning, a body found in the search for that missing american woman who vanished vacationing in costa rica. what authorities discovered in her airbnb. an abc news exclusive. the woman filing a $100 million lawsuit against the hilton group claiming one of its employees secretly filmed her showering in her hotel room, then tried to blackmail her posting the video on multiple sites. >> all i could think, my life is over. if this gets out, my life is absolutely over. >> now she's telling her story only on "gma" this morning. ♪ rocking around the christmas tree ♪ and the "christmas story" stunt gone too far. >> his tongue stuck to the metal post. >> yeah. >> the 11-year-old trying to bring a movie to life, leading to a real-life rescue. ♪ sentimental feeling how many times do we have to say do not try that at home?
when will they learn, guys? when will they learn? good morning, america. we're going to begin with the celebration of former president george h.w. bush's life and legacy. the nation's 41st president lying in state at the capitol rotunda. that's a live look right now and you see people are lining up again this morning as they did all throughout the night to pay their respects. >> and last night president trump and first lady melania trump also came to pay their respects hours after the late president was transported through the streets of washington to the capitol. >> that was quite a motorcade during the afternoon. crowds gathered outside to watch the casket arrive. you see them there. inside the president's family joined by those he served with in congress and the white house official farewell. our senior national correspondent terry moran starts us off. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's such an inspiring scene here, people filing by, paying
their republicans. i just spoke with a family arriving before work, before school, i spoke to the dad. he said pointing to his kids, i wanted them to be inspired and what's really inspiring, the special feeling here is that people are paying tribute not just to president bush's record in office but more to his character as a man. last night under the great dome of the capitol, this solemn presidential tribute. president trump with first lady melania at his side paying their respects to president george herbert walker bush heads bowed, they stood there for minutes. and then one final salute. from the 45th president to the 41st president. the moment capped a day filled with emotion and pageantry as the nation's leaders gathered to honor a president and to remember a good man. george bush's final journey to washington, d.c., began in his home state of texas. his family standing beside him as it began, his casket draped in an american flag. the president's service dog sully also right there with him. his secret service detail on duty one last time.
their final mission for their commander-in-chief carrying him out of the funeral home. it arrived at ellington field. the bush family boarded air force one, renamed special air mission 41, for this exceptional occasion and when it arrived at andrews air force base late afternoon, navy sailors from the "uss george h.w. bush" were waiting, standing at attention. family members waiting silently while the president's casket was taken into a black hearse and the motorcade then travelled through the streets of washington, d.c., arriving at the u.s. capitol at dusk. perfect sunset. the sky stunning streaked with color, nature's pageant. members of the military carrying the casket while a 21-gun salute echoed through the evening. the late president's first-born son, former president george w. bush, somber and strained as he and the rest of the bush clan waited at the top of the steps
to escort their patriarch to the place of honor. the members of the first president bush's administration, including dick cheney, colin powell and his closest friend and secretary of state james baker, the emotions of the moment were etched on their faces. the procession then slowly made its way to the rotunda where the casket was placed on the lincoln catafalque. members of congress and justices of the supreme court were also gathered there and then george herbert walker bush was remembered as a man of character. >> there was a kindness about the man that was evident to everyone who ever met him. >> reporter: as a public servant whose life impacted millions. >> he made contributions to freedom with the fundamental decency that resonates across generations. >> reporter: and as a devoted husband to his beloved wife barbara. >> the patriot who lies before us was blessed with many gifts, but there was no doubt which he prized most of all.
a great love story began at that christmas dance when george bush met barbara pierce. >> reporter: the solemn ceremony was the final public appearance of the day for a family in mourning. you could see the grief of the farewell on the face of the 43rd president. at 7:30 p.m., the public was allowed to enter the capitol to pay their respects, a lone boy scout saluting the president he never knew. a boy scout salute. he would have liked that. president bush didn't like to talk about himself. his mother taught him not to use the big "i" as she said. but the country is talking about him now. there are many ways to be remembered, maybe the best as he is being remembered as a good man, guys. >> that's so true. that is beautiful. thank you, terry. besides his career, a public service, another thing george h.w. bush was known for, his colorful socks. at a celebration in houston people were asked to wear
colorful socks in tribute to him and they came through and we want to show you the socks that the late president will be wearing when he is laid to rest, his spokesman said they pay tribute to his lifetime of service starting as an 18-year-old naval aviator. >> the experience of his life. president trump is set to attend president george h.w. bush's funeral tomorrow. it's no secret that the bush family and president trump have had a tense relationship over the years but thankfully it seems past differences will be set aside and our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce has more on that. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning. well, president trump does have a contentious relationship with the bush family, but throughout this week's proceedings the president is being seen, though, likely largely not heard. the president late last night with the first lady paying that solemn visit here to the capitol, the president offering an extended salute. the first lady with her hand over her heart. the president did not offer any remarks, but in a written statement to congress president trump says president bush, quote, led a life that exemplified what is truly great about america. president trump is expected to attend the funeral tomorrow at
the washington national cathedral though he is not slated to deliver any eulogy. all living presidents will be in attendance there putting president trump in the same room as president obama, president clinton and hillary clinton for the first time since the inauguration, robin. >> all right, mary, thank you. and we will have complete live coverage of the memorials and the tributes, including tomorrow's funeral, at the national cathedral that mary was just talking about. >> yeah, i'll be heading to washington later today. to the white house and new questions this morning for president trump after he publicly attacks his longtime fixer michael cohen for cooperating with the mueller investigation and praises longtime ally roger stone for standing up to the probe. want to bring in cecilia vega and, cecilia, these tweets came in rapid-fire, rapid succession. yesterday. he called for the judge to give michael cohen a full sentence, then praised roger stone for telling me on sunday i will never testify against trump adding, nice to know some people have guts. legal experts analyzing those
tweets say they could be part of an obstruction of justice case. >> reporter: yeah, george, obstruction or possible witness tampering because they say he's sending two different messages. one clear message to those who cooperate, you will be punished and those who refuse to cooperate you will be rewarded. among those who are now publicly sounding this alarm, george conway, the conservative lawyer and, of course, kellyanne conway's husband, has become a frequent critic of president trump. he simply tweeted the federal code for witness tampering, another one, the former acting solicitor general under president obama. he tweeted, this is genuinely looking like witness tampering, george. some are saying this might be something the democrats take up when at the take control of the house in less than a month now. >> they may do that. another move from robert mueller today. he's going to file a sentencing memo on the president's former national security adviser michael flynn. who pleaded guilty last year. >> reporter: he's been cooperating ever since with the mueller team. a sentencing memo that could detail exactly how much flynn has been cooperating behind closed doors. and the reason this is
significant is because, as we've been saying for months now, mueller's team has been remarkably tight-lipped. we really don't know what they have as it relates to russia, but this perhaps could pull back the curtains a little bit on their investigation, how much flynn is cooperating. a lot could change today, george. >> it's been one of the biggest mysteries, thanks very much. we are going to move on to that dangerous storm bringing in new threats to california's fire zone. major rain expected to hit, sparking fears of mudslides and flooding. ginger is tracking the storm and has the latest on its path. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning, michael. especially in those burn scar areas. but first, let me update you from taylorville, illinois, 1 of 26 tornados that made their way through. that is the number one day in december ever recorded in recorded history for the state of illinois and most tornadoes they've ever seen. so an update there, that was 155-mile-per-hour ef-3 and new storm out in the pacific now. california on alert. really the whole state because the northern half gets it
tomorrow night and, by thursday, it's really settling into southern. we're talking about up to 3 inches of rain in those mudslide possibilities on burn scars. robin? >> thank you. now to that tragic bus crash in arkansas that left one child dead and 45 others injured. the driver telling police she lost control on the way home from a youth football tournament. marcus moore has the latest. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: robin, good morning. several students were if in the hospital overnight, still receiving treatment for their injuries and this morning, we are hearing the 911 call that captured the chaos after the crash. a battered and twisted charter bus resting on its side along this arkansas highway. >> a bus, a bus just flipped. >> reporter: it is a key piece of evidence as investigators try to figure out what went wrong in this horrific crash that injured more than 40 children and their chaperones and killed a third grader. this morning, we're learning his name. 9-year-old kameron johnson. >> just to confirm there's three critical?
>> 10-4, that i know of. >> reporter: near benton, arkansas. >> everybody was screaming, crying, and i was scared because everybody was bleeding and i had blood all over my t-shirt. >> reporter: that bus sliding and tumbling just off interstate 30. just before 3:00 in the morning. some of the injured children and adults stuck in the wreckage. >> we're still working on getting some of the ones trapped out. >> reporter: the injured flooding an area hospital for treatment. >> lots of lacerations, broken bones. >> reporter: the bus was carrying members of a tennessee youth football team that just played a championship game in dallas. the team was headed home to memphis when the tragic crash happened. >> it's an eye opener. it's probably going to hurt the traveling experience for the rest of these kids' lives. they may not want to send their kids on another bus. >> reporter: this morning, vestigators say they're including whether fatigue played a role in the deadly crash. government records show that one of the company's buses was in a
crash that involved another company was fined for apparently allowing a driver to operate one of the buses without proper licensing. but this morning, a grieving community is desperate to know what went wrong on monday. george? >> such a tragedy. thanks very much. we have breaking news overseas now. after three weeks of violent riots in paris and other major cities over the cost of living, the french prime minister has agreed to suspend fuel tax hikes for six months to appease the protesters saying, no new taxes should put in danger the unity of the nation. we'll move on to troubling developments in the search for the american woman who vanished in costa rica. officials have found a body near the airbnb where she was staying. eva pilgrim has the latest. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, george. a florida family en route to identify the body. it was found near airbnb where
that woman was last known to be. this morning, new footage of what is now a crime scene in costa rica. >> second day, hot springs. >> reporter: stefaniak, who was on a week-long vacation celebrating her 36th birthday with friends -- >> welcome me to my birthday. >> reporter: -- stayed in the country an extra day alone at this airbnb after dropping her sister-in-law off at the airport. her family desperate to find her. her brother, carlos, flying to costa rica retracing her final known steps coming here to the home she stayed in looking for any clues. >> this is weird that she didn't message anybody. it was her birthday. you know what i mean? that's when it hit me there's something wrong here. >> reporter: he repeatedly looked at the final text from his sister before her phone died. stefaniak texting that she was too tired to go out and it's raining hard, power went off, super sketchy. stefaniak's family says she checked into her flight home at
some point and that the owner of the airbnb told them she left with her bags the next morning at 5:00 a.m. but her family says she scheduled an uber to pick her up at 8:30 in the morning to take her shopping. she didn't show up. >> her flight wasn't until 1:30. she's only 20 minutes or 30 minutes from the airport. so this story doesn't make sense. >> reporter: officials say they will test what appears to be blood flood inside the home. they haven't named any suspects yet. we do know that she had devices with her. now to an alligator attack. an 85-year-old man was bitten on the foot, then rushed to the hospital. victor oquendo is in miami with the very latest and, victor, the gator was caught with a shoe in its mouth. >> reporter: that's right, michael. good morning. this was a close call but thankfully that man will be okay. wildlife officials are confident they caught the alligator that attacked especially after finding that white sneaker inside its mouth. these trappers are about to pull
that thrashing nine-foot alligator out of this central florida lake. look closely as it gets closer to shoe. inside its mouth, the gator releases what it took from its victim, a white sneaker left bobbing in the water. >> attack at big cypress boulevard. be advised he's actively getting there. >> reporter: it took three men to pin down the gator. florida official wildlife says it bit an 85-year-old man on the foot behind his home at a retirement community. >> his wife heard him screaming supposedly and i guess his neighbor came to his rescue but they found the shoe, the white sneaker the guy had on. >> reporter: that man taken to the hospital in stable condition. experts say encounters like these are on the rise. >> as the alligator populations continue to grow, and we continue to develop in these beautiful waterfront areas, you're going to have these conflicts. >> reporter: in the last few months alarming alligator sightings and deadly attacks. this summer, a florida woman walking her dogs was dragged
into a lake and killed by a 12-foot alligator. also in south carolina, this massive 12-foot gator is frequently spotted strolling through a golf course and this seven-foot alligator seen scaling a fence in a backyard. look at what was lurking on a doorstep in louisiana. just because a gator is trapped does not mean the danger is over. this alligator knocking one officer to the ground and whipping another with its tail as it's being loaded onto the back of a pickup. attacks like this recent one are rare. florida fish and wildlife hoping to learn more about what happened here later when they interview the victim. michael? >> all right. thank you. boy, sure scares you about those gators. >> sure does. >> gotta be careful out there. now to a hero trooper who is lucky to be alive after a terrifying accident. want to you take a look. that's florida highway patrol trooper mathil patel. standing with another man at the scene of an accident when a car is rear ended, spins out of control right towards them both, and the trooper pushing the man
out of the way before he gets hit himself. thankfully trooper patel is recovering and is expected to be discharged from the hospital today. the crash is under investigation. but that is truly a selfless act. >> his first thought was for the other guy. >> exactly. >> glad that he's going to be okay. let's go back to ginger, a cold blast this week? >> not just one, but three. progressively colder air. it will come in with lake-effect snow. erie, pennsylvania, had a little. that's all you need to have accidents and arctic air settles in. by friday morning this is what it will feel like, 12 in chicago, 16 in pittsburgh. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the tuesday trivia sponsored by target.
coming up, that abc exclusive. the woman suing for $100 million alleging she was secretly recorded while showering in her hotel and then blackmailed. and police arrest a man for driving 70 miles an hour on a highway while he was allegedly asleep. we'll tell you how they stopped him man for driving 70 miles on a highway while he was allegedly asleep. we'll tell you how they stopped him.
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good morning, east bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> and good morning. it's 7:23. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. happening today, the city of san jose expected to approve the sale of government and city-owned properties to google for its new campus on a 50-acre site, that is near deardon station and sap center. the city estimates the move would create 25,000 new jobs and bring in an annual $10 million in city revenue. there has been some opposition from people who believe the new development would also bring skyrocketing housing rates. how's traffic this morning, alexis? >> we are still looking at some heavy traffic in san francisco. i want to take you back to a crash i told you about around 30 minutes. it sounds like we actually had two separate crashes in the same
now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> hey, good morning. let's talk more about this storm that's coming in this afternoon and tonight, with showers, heavy at times, even the chance of thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour. 7:00 to 9:00, pretty much nothing by noon, some random light showers, and as we head into the evening commute, you can see the yellows and oranges start to move over our neighborhoods. and overnight is when we'll get our heaviest rain. so tomorrow's morning commute may even be more challenging than this evening's commute. reggie? >> thanks for the warning, mike.
welcome back to "gma." you're looking live at the capitol, the flag there at half-staff. as president george h.w. bush lies there in state, crowds lining up to pay their respects and honor the st president's life of service. world leaders are traveling to washington for tomorrow's funeral service at the national cathedral. >> we just found out prince charles is going to attend. we have a lot of other headlines we're following right now. cia director gina haspel about to brief eight senators. she did not attend a similar meeting last week that sparked
anger among lawmakers and eight senators, the top republican and democrat of four senate committees will attend the briefing. the ntsb is investigating a deadly plane crash in ft. lauderdale. this cessna slamming into a building bursting into flames. the two people on board were killed and there were minor injuries on the ground. and here's some news guaranteed to make you feel like an underachiever. the top earner on youtube, 7-year-old ryan. he runs ryan's toy reviews and got 26 billion views. that meant that last year he earned $22 million for playing with toys. >> for playing with toys? >> well, here's what makes him special. here's what he told a reporter. i'm entertaining and i'm funny. >> all right, all right. >> wow. >> it pays well. >> i didn't know that was possible. >> who knew. who knew. we're going to continue with that abc news exclusive. a woman alleging she was secretly recorded while showering at a hampton inn & suites then blackmailed. paula faris is here with the disturbing details and, paula, we learned that the woman just filed a massive lawsuit against the hotel's parent company. >> yeah, she did.
good morning. she's claiming she was recorded by a hotel employee. she does not know who this person is and she says there's evidence proving she is not the only victim here. this morning, she is scared for her life. this morning, one of the biggest hotel chains in the world is facing a $100 million lawsuit after a woman claims one of its unidentified employees filmed her in the shower in order to blackmail and extort her. the woman whose face abc news is not showing says she fears for her safety after she says she was recorded without her consent while taking a shower in hilton's hampton inn & suites in downtown albany in 2015. in a newly filed lawsuit, the jane doe alleges she did not realize she was recorded until this september when she says she received an e-mail with a link to her shower video on an x-rated website. her full name and the video's title and a message reading, this is you, right? >> all i could think is my life
is over. if this gets out my life is absolutely over. >> reporter: according to the complaint the next day the extorter threatened to post videos of her on other sites unless she sent a new private video in exchange. "you have until midnight to send me something good or i will post videos, your name, info everywhere then i send to people you know. you can enjoy being famous." she alleges that when she didn't respond over the next couple of weeks the extorter posted the video on more sites and then created an e-mail address using her name and e-mailed the video to her friends, family and colleagues, along with this message that read in part, dear friends, i am trying to recruit some friends to help me out a friend's art project for which i got to be the model. it's a little daring. let me know what you think. >> it was just absolutely traumatizing because these are people i went to law school with. they're friends. they're co-workers and they were sent a link to what looks like
an e-mail i sent. >> reporter: she alleges the person then sent another e-mail demanding she send thousands of dollars to a bitcoin address in exchange for pulling the video. "you are you're buying peace, easy, right." >> you don't go into a hotel room and think something like this can happen to you and it happened to me. if we can spare one more person from this happening to, then it would be worth it. >> reporter: she alleges she might not be the only victim. >> we've investigated extensively as far as we can go without hilton's help at this point and that investigation has revealed that there is at least another victim. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the hotel responded overnight telling abc news, the safety and security of our guests is our highest priority. we will continue to work with the authorities to discover the perpetrator and see that she/he is held accountable. this particular hilton hotel in albany says they recently went through a complete renovation. they did not find any recording devices. a spokesperson for hilton hotels
says they were alerted to this story yesterday through our reporting. they told us they take the well-being of all of their guests very seriously. they're committed to supporting the independent ownership and management of the property as they investigate, respond and cooperate with any law enforcement investigations. >> okay, so, people watching this morning and wanting to know is there something that they can do to make sure this doesn't happen to them. >> we can't live in fear but when you enter the hotel room do a quick sweep. look for things that have been tampered with and think about where you would hide something and go with your gut. you can buy an rf detector. it looks like a walkie-talkie. it detects any wi-fi signals and if you look through the view finder and turn the light on it will detect any camera lenses that might be in the room. you want to try it. take a look through it. you can look at our camera right there. you see our camera lens. >> i do. i see justin. >> i don't how to turn it off,
though. >> where can you find this? >> you can find them online. >> hilton didn't know about it until we were reporting on it? >> uh-huh. >> wow. >> thank you. and we're going to switch gears to a 9-year-old who is learning to fight for his rights. overnight, he got his colorado town to lift its ban on snowball fights. adrienne bankert is here with the story. good morning, adrienne. >> good morning. what's more synonymous with winter than snowmen and snowball fights but in one town it was against the law for almost a century but not anymore. wherever there is snow, there are snowball fights. from police officers playing with kids. this epic new york city winter war. or a little playful fun on capitol hill. but in severance, colorado, for nearly 100 years throwing snowballs has been illegal until today.
9-year-old dane best wanted to change the law and he did. >> he just said, mom, i would like you to go change the law and i said, i'm not going to fight to change the law. if you feel this is something you want changed, then let's take the steps and see if it's something you could do. >> reporter: dane had 20 of his classmates sign a petition and gave a presentation to the town board on why it should be legal to throw snowballs. >> i call this regular meeting to order. >> reporter: on monday night the severance town board voted unanimously to lift the ban. >> you just changed the law, buddy. [ applause ] >> reporter: it's only fitting dane threw out the very first lawful snowball in celebration. and severance board members say they're hoping to do a big giant snowball fight and have a special day for dane for working so well with local government. >> and i'm sure the bowtie helped. he's the first kid in 100 years who decided to do this? >> i know it's kind of surprising. over the past 60 years the town board invited kids to come down and to learn about lawmaking so
they use this snowball fight law to motivate them to be active in government. dane just happened to be the first one to actually get it done. >> wow. >> so, listen, we have a 7-year-old making millions and a 9-year-old that's changing laws. pretty good. what are we doing? >> changing the world upside down. >> exactly. thank you so much. coming up, police arrested a driver saying he was going 70 on the highway for seven miles while asleep, apparently driving on autopilot. we'll tell you the creative way they stopped him. they stopped him. or atopic dermatitis, you never know how your skin will look. and it can feel like no matter what you do, you're itching all the time. but even though you see and feel your eczema on the surface of your skin, an overly sensitive immune system deep within your skin might actually be causing your eczema. so help heal your skin from within. with dupixent. dupixent is not a steroid, and it continuously treats your eczema even when you can't see it. at 16 weeks, more than 1 in 3 patients
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matt gutman is in l.a. with the story. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. according to police, he was not only asleep, but he was drunk and as you mentioned, that tesla autopilot apparently was working. this is the sobering end to what could have been a deadly collision on a california highway. >> redwood city unit is behind a vehicle that's in autopilot, it's a tesla. they're currently attempting to bring to a stop. >> reporter: according to police, the 45-year-old driver was speeding down the road at 70 miles per hour in his tesla. >> the officers pulled up next to the vehicle and the officer observed the driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel. they tried to get the driver to wake up and pull over. according to the california highway patrol the officers finally maneuvered their vehicle in front gradually slowing down. the autopilot feature reacting
and bringing the vehicle to a stop without causing an accident. you could see that driver placed under arrest on suspicion of dui. tesla founder elon musk tweeting that the company is looking into what happened here. the company sharing days ago in a video that it had surpassed 1 billion miles of autopilot driving. indicating this kind of driving is likely to be part of the new norm on america's highways. in this case the autopilot likely saved the driver's life and others, but experts warn drivers should not become complacent. >> we want to remind the public to make sure that even though this technology is available they need to make sure that they know that they are responsible for maintaining control of the vehicle. >> reporter: now, according to tesla says there are six intentional steps to activate that autopilot and it's really only designed for highway use so it's not like you can get into the car, punch in your coordinates, pass out and hope to end up where you want it to go. >> tesla says you're supposed to keep your hand on the wheels at all times.
>> reporter: that's right. they have added additional chimes to remind drivers to keep their hands on the we will but there are a lot of teslas out here in california, george, and i have to say you never quite get used to looking over and someone next to you while they're reading a book or engaged in conversation while out on a freeway. >> thanks, matt. >> a scary thought. coming up, we're going to have one boy who put this classic scene from "a christmas story" to the test and what happened next. i think you already know the answer. >> triple dog dare. answer. >> triple dog dare. ♪ they'll be presents for wrapping, ♪ ♪ but some plates are lacking, ♪ let's help spread more joy and good cheer. ♪ ♪ now with more ways to donate. ♪ there's less stuff on your plate. ♪ ♪ so just give what you can this year. ♪ ♪ it's the most givingest time of the year! ♪ (vo) give what you can at 5,700 branches.
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seeing if his tongue would really get stuck to a pole and lara is here with more. no triple dog dare here. >> no, no, michael. good morning to you and to you. this was just an 11-year-old boy who didn't believe his tongue would actually get stuck and unfortunately he was wrong. >> i triple dog dare you. >> reporter: one of the most classic christmas movie moments coming to life when a boy in illinois tries to re-create this playground stunt. >> there was no going back now. >> reporter: 11-year-old spencer cline watched the iconic flick and was tempted to try it out with a friend. the outcome, yeah, just as you'd expect. >> doug, doug, doug! >> i did it and he thought that my tongue wasn't actually stuck and he couldn't hear me so because my tongue was stuck to the pole and so he couldn't understand what i was trying to say. >> reporter: that's when his friend leapt into action
searching for water and calling for help rushing to a nearby neighbor where she called 911. >> and his tongue stuck to the metal post. >> yeah. >> all right. >> reporter: after six excruciating minutes the middle schooler managing to free himself before paramedics arrived. >> it would really hurt and i would never do it again. >> good. i'm glad to hear that. fortunately, spencer didn't require a trip to the hospital and was able to go home and even eat some pizza with his family. he says he's pretty sure his taste buds are still out there on that pole. in an interesting twist, scott schwartz will be visiting a movie theater near his home to meet with fans, and spencer's dad hopes his son, shall we say, his connection with the film, will earn him a meet and greet. we're going to bring in ginger standing by to explain the science of why this happens and why we just shouldn't do it. >> first of all, you know, i'm always standing right there in
case this happens. it's called thermal conductivity. basically metal conducts heat very easily. heat wants to even out so the metal pole is very cold. the tongue, very warm sticks to it. your body keeps sending heat thinking, i got to get heat there. the cold pole and saliva freezes and it's frozen to the pole. it's heat trying to -- >> what's the best way to get off? >> pour warm water. i've done this before. i know, when i was in third grade. i remember it. i didn't do the pole. but i had an icicle and had it in my mouth and stuck to my lips and tongue and -- i didn't know what to do and i just waited -- your saliva can do it too. if you can produce enough. >> that was a lot deeper than i thought. >> it's just heat moving. it's the atmosphere. >> thank you, ginger. and coming up, are you scared you misses out on the best holiday deals? well, don't be. there's a new strategy to save big, the triple dip and, no,
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> don't leave your house without an umbrella or a rain jacket. good morning. i'm reggie ioaqui. >> it's dry right now, but this afternoon and tonight, that's when the storm impact scale jumps to a 2 for these showers, possibly heavy and even some thunderstorms near the coast. as we head through the morning up until noon, a random lying shower possible, some green, and then you can see the yellow start to move in at 4:00. through the evening commute and even get heavier and more widespread as we head into tomorrow morning's commute. after tomorrow morning's commute, the storm is down to a 1 and another storm sunday night and monday. alexis? >> okay, taking a look at southbound 680 through the monument area, we have a new crash here in walnut creek. i can't really spot that on our cameras, so looks like chp has not arrived to the scene yet.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. final farewell. the 41st president lies in state as the nation says good-bye to president george h.w. bush. president trump and the first lady paid their respects. thousands wait at the capitol all through the night. this morning the touching and colorful tribute from his adopted hometown of houston. the world converges on washington. slammed again. the west coast about to get pummeled by another powerful storm. heavy rain across the wildfire burn zone and new fears about dangerous mudslides and flooding. ginger is tracking the latest. ♪ i think i wanna marry you new this morning, the stunning video and exclusive pictures from "people" magazine
of priyanka and nick jonas' wedding. the bride's 75-foot-long veil. her walk down the aisle with her mother and details about their emotional ceremonies. buy better with a so-called triple dip. the savings strategy that could help you build up your bank account as you shop this holiday season. our experts will break it down for you. pete davidson opens up about personal attacks and his struggle with his own mental health and what he's saying about living with borderline personality disorder and helping kids like himself and dealing with the split with ariana grande. captain marvel is here. the brand-new trailer debuted overnight introducing a superhero for our time in a galactic space battle like we haven't seen before. ♪ girls rule the world get ready to bake with the original baby spice. emma bunton is here live. and she's here to say -- >> good morning, america. [ applause ]
>> we do say good morning, america, on this tuesday morning which also happens to be the second day of hanukkah. >> oh, yeah. and, yeah, happy hanukkah, everybody. another story, these early hours means there's a little -- we're a little short of sleep, but no one more than ginger zee the past few months. she couldn't get her baby miles to sleep. so swhehe went to the baby slee boss. you want to hear what she has to say because miles is now sleeping 11 hours a night. unlike the rest of us. i like that. >> that's coming up. we begin with the nation's tribute to president george h.w. bush. that's a live shot of the capitol where he is lying in state. visitors come through all through the night to pay their respects. we want to go back to our senior
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this ceremony will continue with that service at the national cathedral. president bush, george w. bush, will speak in memory of his father. that will be tomorrow and then he will be flown home to houston where he will be buried by his presidential library. >> a home he chose. >> you know how we're feeling. just imagine how his family is handling with such grace. we have now the storms that are across the country. rain out west sparking more fears of mudslides in california and historic tornadoes in the midwest. ginger, those tornadoes were really destructive. >> really stunning update actually on those tornadoes in illinois. 26 is the final count as far as how many they had. that's the most they've ever seen on a december day in the state of illinois. the damage you're seeing from taylorville was upgraded to an ef-3. winds of 155 miles per hour. more rotation happening
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♪ whoo! >> welcome back to "gma" and this is a terrific tuesday audience we have with us in the studio. [ applause ] and tell you what, they are enjoying christmas cookies. this morning we have tastes of homes no bake holiday cornflake cookies. the recipe is on our website. they're really made out of cornflakes. >> you're excited about that. >> if i didn't have work to do, i'd be right in there. >> you have work to do. you have "pop news." >> i do, robin. >> let's do it. >> let's get to it. we begin with images from the amazing wedding of nick jonas and priyanka chopra in india over the weekend. check this out. "people" magazine giving us a sneak peek at the gorgeous couple on their cover and the incredible moments that captured the epic four-day wedding weekend that included not one
but two ceremonies. look at her, priyanka looking stunning in a hand-beaded embroidered gown by ralph lauren and people tv releasing this video of the ceremony at a palace in jodhpur for 250 guests. priyanka managing a 75-foot veil so big they needed a drone shot to capture the whole thing on camera. chopra calling the wedding a emergent mash-up of both their traditions. check out behind the scenes video on peopletv.com and pick up the new issue of "people" when it hits newsstands this
friday. [ applause ] can't get enough of that. also this morning, bohemian rhapsody, the film is on track to become the biggest growing biopic of all time and now thanks in great part to that freddie's original band, queen, announcing they will rock you with a major u.s. tour. grammy nominated adam lambert will step in for freddie and play alongside founding queen guitar is brian nay and the rest of the original band. lambert, of course, rose to fame on "american idol" in 2009. first joined queen as a guest vocalist on their 2000 tour and has now played over 180 shows with the rock legends. [ applause ] adam says he's honored to keep the spirit of freddie alive. the tour kicking off in vancouver and will hit 23 arenas around north america. jotting that down. [ applause ] >> got a lot of road trips. >> a lot of road trips. how about some girl power, all right? let's do it.
brie larson, the first female superhero film, this trailer just released overnight immediately becoming a trending topic on social racking up millions of views in just a few hours. we'll have first peek at annette benning in the film. her character, though, still being kept tightly under wraps. "captain marvel" hitting theaters march 8th, 2019. >> worth the wait. [ applause ] >> finally, i'm thrilled to announce, on this terrific tuesday, ron burgundy is back. [ applause ] they're excited. the beloved star of "anchorman" coming out of retirement with the ron burgundy podcast. mr. will ferrell teaming up with iheart radio to bring his
beloved character back to life once again releasing a press statement in character saying, listen, i don't know what a podcast is but i currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about. we're listening. burgundy's only been out of retirement for 12 hours and getting into a twitter beef with fellow anchor who happens to be real don lemon writing, don, have you heard of podcasts? they're hotter than jane fonda's workout tapes. anyhoo, i need help getting the word out about mine. what do you say, best friend? don said do not start a podcast and do not contact me any longer. [ applause ] burgundy always keeping it classy. the podcast launches in early 2019. we'll be listening. >> it'll be funny. lara, thank you very much. [ applause ] we go on to our "gma" cover story. "saturday night live's" pete davidson sharing a candid message about his mental health battle and the bullying he's facing following his split with
ariana grande. erielle reshef has that story for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. pete davidson's sense of humor has made him a fixture on "snl." in that revealing instagram post, he said the harassment he's sustained over the past few months has been far from funny. it's been a roller coaster year for comedian pete davidson. now in an emotional instagram post the "saturday night live" star opening up about personal attacks and his struggles with mental health writing, i've kept my mouth shut. never mentioned any name, never said a word about anyone or anything. i've been getting online bullied and in public by people for nine months. the 25-year-old candid about living with borderline personality disorder. i've spoken about bpd and being suicidal publicly only trying to bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth. >> someone with this disorder will be especially vulnerable
because they are so sensitive and so convinced that people don't like them. >> reporter: davidson going on to say i'm trying to understand how when something happens to a guy, the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. his five-month whirlwind romance to pop star ariana gnde ending in a broken engagement back in october. davidson later addressing the split on "snl" in november. >> i know some of you are curious about the breakup but the truth is it's nobody's business and sometimes things just don't work out and that's okay. >> reporter: ariana showing nothing but respect for her ex in her latest single "thank you next." ♪ for being so thankful >> reporter: in his post pete shutting down his online trolls promising his fans no matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself, i won't. >> he's been public and open about his diagnosis and it is courageous of him and extremely important. >> reporter: it is courageous, indeed. davidson also thanked those who
defended him writing i see you and i love you. at last check this morning his posts had more than 800,000 likes and a flood of positive comments. it really just proves words matter. words can hurt. >> always do. thank you, erielle. >> good to see that support. thank you. if you missed out on black friday and cyber monday deal, don't worry, becky worley has a new shopping strategy to help. becky, this is something called the triple dip? >> that's right, the triple dip. between now and christmas, there are just fewer sales and we spend so much money this time of year that any discounts can really add up so layer in the savings, automate it with web tools and make every day a lot more like black friday. as we head into the peak of holiday shopping deals get harder to find but according to cnet's rick roida, aka the cheapskate, there is a trick to saving called the triple dip. >> when you combine what you're getting from your credit card company with every purchase with
what you can get back with cash back services, it can really start to add up. >> reporter: the trifecta, a coupon code, money back from a rebate club like ebates and cash back from a credit card. the coupon code is first. >> honey is a browser extension. it helps you find coupon codes at checkout. >> reporter: every time it recognizes a checkout page it runs through its database and tries all the available codes. then it tells you which one nets you the biggest savings. next dip, online rebates. >> these are services like ebates and be frugal and top cash back. >> reporter: they credit your account when you make purchases at participating retailers. >> by the end of three months which is usually the time when they pay out your cash back bonus, it really adds up and can be a good chuck of extra money. >> reporter: next in our triple play. stores pushing their own branded credit cards like crazy with really lucrative cash back offers. as the economy booms credit card companies have increased the fees they charge companies so
big retailers want you to use their store-branded cards more than ever. amazon, target and lowe's offer 5% back on all purchases. costco offers 4% off gas and 2% off everything else. and then there are the traditional cash back cards like discover, chase freedom and american express blue that have cash back offers that are pretty appealing. so as you tackle holiday shopping, layer in the savings to create your own black friday every day. so how much can you save? well, let me give you an example. i found shoes for $75. first i used the honey browser extension. find a code, book, 30% off. then i use a cash back credit card, another 2% off and because i started my shopping trip through the ebates online service another 10% back. total savings, $28.80 and, george, that really adds up this time of year. >> we saw it right there. thank you, becky. >> let's go to ginger. >> your "gma" moment.
guys i can't wait to share this. you know when you're having a big dinner with a lot of people and it feels good but there's times you want to eat alone. yeah, that's what mishling feels. >> hide your food? >> yeah. >> silly girl. >> one of eight puppies and kittens in the house and karen, the owner said, you know what, all right, you need a little space, we get it. i feel you, mishling. all right, that is the "gma" moment for the day. please share yours on my facebook p
and now to a problem all of us parents have faced at some point. how to get your baby to sleep and, ginger, you have little baby miles at home. this is something that you struggle with, so you went to the expert. you got advice from the baby sleep boss. >> it's a real thing. because i needed it, yes. my first son, adrian slept through the night, no problem then baby miles came along and he did not so we were up to to three times a night and i know a lot of new parents have been here. but hear this, my kid is now sleeping 11 hours straight. it was actually pretty easy. [ applause ] i love playing with i my sons during the day. but at night my home was becoming a nightmare. baby miles wasn't sleeping through the night. so neither was i. >> welcome to a typical night at my house, it's 2:40 a.m. i have to be up and about in an hour and missing any sleep is
difficult and we're missing it. >> reporter: i shared my struggles online hoping somebody had an answer. reaching out to help, sleep coach dana obleman. >> there are steps to take to fix the situation. once you teach a child to sleep well it is the benefit to the entire family. >> hi, miles. >> reporter: she's known as the baby sleep boss. i'm just at a loss right now as to what to do next. i feel like i'm not alone. >> that's right. >> save us. >> i will. i will save you. >> we're about to fall asleep midinterview we're so tired. >> reporter: dana outlines her three-step plan. number one, closely monitor what he eats. >> we should be able to get everything he needs in that 12 hours of day. >> reporter: next make sure he's getting enough daytime sleep. >> it's great to have a little nap routine. >> reporter: finally get rid of the props babies use to go to sleep. >> most commonly it's breast-feeding or bottle sleeping to sleep. >> reporter: for miles it's his
bottle. >> he will have a wake-up and wonder how do i do this without that help and need somebody to come in. >> reporter: baby sleep boss telling us for night one give him half of what he gets for his 2:30 a.m. wake-up. then take the bottle away completely on night two. it's going to be tough. >> what if you move in and do all this stuff? >> reporter: her advice for miles' cries for the bottle -- >> i would go in every ten minute, you can up to him and you can just repeat that process every ten minutes until he's asleep. >> reporter: night one of sleep training, after miles' bedtime bottle i follow her advice and read him a book to break up his association with the bottle and sleep. later -- [ crying ] >> now i have to sit in my room and check on him every ten minutes. i feel guilty, but i know this has to happen. i follow dana's advice waiting to go in to give miles his bottle. he soothes himself and falls back asleep without it. when i checked in with dana -- >> sometimes we get off easy on
night one and night two is the harder night. >> reporter: night two, 3:43 a.m., i had to go in to soothe him. that just makes him angrier. ben tries too. >> he's been up for almost 45 minutes and about a half hour of pretty intense screaming. time to check in again with the baby sleep boss. >> what did he sound like? >> it sounded like crying like a baby dinosaur. >> crying like a baby dinosaur. >> he's made it two nights in a row with no bottle so that should be the worst of it. >> reporter: night three, miles stirs a little at the usual time but he falls back asleep. a total of 11 hours. dana warns there can be a regression on night five but miles keeps sleeping 11 hours a night soothing himself back even if he wakes up. this is pretty exciting. i slept through the night.
thank you. [ applause ] >> it was really pretty easy and we shot that a few weeks ago. i'm happy to report miles is still sleeping that 11 hours a night. a study was recently released about kids saying they all vary so babies vary but this just works for our family. others have different routines that work for them and want to put that out there. also i've been working with dana. he does sleep 11 hours. it starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 a.m. so we're going to work that back. >> it must feel good to hit these milestones. there can be setbacks after sleep training. >> any time daylight savings time, there are little things you can do when they're sick and crawling, milestones but there are tips dana has so check her out. >> get some sleep, ginger. coming up, margot robbie is here live.
good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> hi. good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. and happening today, the san francisco municipal transportation agency will consider putting protected bikeways on valencia street. it will be from market to 15th street. the agency says the product will improve safety by putting a barrier between bikes and vehicles. pedestrians will also have a safe path between the bike lane and parking spaces. if approved, construction is expected to begin this month and completed by early next year. alexis? >> all right. checking out things in walnut creek, just north of this camera, southbound 680 right around monument. we do still have a crash, that is blocking lane 2. it doesn't get it much better once you make it past that.
scattered. but after 4:00, that's when the floodgates open, all the way through tomorrow morning's commute. jessica? >> okay, mike. thank you. we'll have another abc 7 news we'll have another abc 7 news update in about 30 ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ [ applause ] welcome back to "gma" and we've got a great audience with us here on this tuesday morning. [ applause ] and as tom kelly, the audience warm-up man said, it's one of the top two audiences we've had all week. >> it's tuesday. >> we've only had two all week long. but we have some exciting news we want to share. it's about someone who is at this table with us right now. the v foundation for cancer research established the robin roberts survivorship fund and they had a big event last night, robin, and can you tell us more about it. >> we not only raised money, we
raised the roof at blue smoke. i got to tell you. the v foundation is close to my heart. i've been on the board of directors for many years. last night i was honored to be at the second annual dinner and that's jean-paul, the chef, jean-paul, boy, that fried chicken he made, ooh, so good. it's about thriving after cancer treatment which isn't easy because there are so many long-term complications. and lara spencer was there last night. so many people there, james goldston, the head of abc news and that's my little posse there but once the treatment is over there's so much going on and there is ongoing research funds that will help millions of cancer patients have a better quality of life in the long run become thrivers, not just survivors. there's more than 16 millions thrivers. there are some wonderful v
members here. julie, i got to tell you, thank you to julie. [ applause ] she runs -- they're newlyweds too, julie and mike, and that woman, beth nichols, she -- [ applause ] julie, how much did we raise this year? >> 18.1 million. >> 18.1 million. [ applause ] there's sherry in the front with her mother. our dear friends, don't give up. >> 16 million but in 2023 up to 20 million so -- >> you did your homework. >> i did. i got to support you and know these things. >> we do appreciate it. >> awesome, all the work you do. [ applause ] >> her daddy, her daddy was one of my mentors at espn, jim, i love you. >> hey, jim, i need some stories. >> no, no, no. we have a wonderful guest to bring out right now. >> yes, we do. [ applause ] >> she was nominated for an oscar playing tonya harding last year, now she's playing elizabeth i in "mary queen of scots." please welcome margot robbie.
she's here. [ applause ] ♪ >> lovely. >> thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> hello, hello, hello. it's good to have you back. >> thanks for having me back. >> you are fantastic in this movie. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> and we understand you almost hesitated in taking the part. why? >> well, queen elizabeth i has been portrayed by, you know, some of the most iconic actresses in the world from katharine hepburn to cate blanchett and that was scary but also she is a very historical iconic figure and didn't see what i could have common with the queen and, yeah, it was a great experience. i'm really glad the director convinced me. >> i'm glad he did. it showed. you transformed yourself, as
everyone does in this film, and everything that you had to go through and i understand that the bonding experience with the women in the cast, something about the eyebrows. >> yes. >> what was that about? >> we had to have them plucked within an inch of their life, different fashion senses back then. it wasn't like the thick 2018 brow you want so we all were like lined up as our hair and makeup designer was like, nope, they're going. no, it took them so long to grow them out. >> it had to be a bonding experience. >> it was a bonding experience. >> let's see the transformation. >> oh, please. >> she is not our subject. >> and yet you would make us hers. >> what have you produced in all your troubles between our kingdoms? discord? war? death? and now you have the boldness to doubt my judgment. you had better question yours. [ applause ]
>> i looked down in the middle of that and went, wow, what a transformation. >> the first time i saw the trailer, i did not know that was your. no way. >> good. i'm comforted to hear you say that. >> i got to say something else you worked on, the new harley quinn movie. >> oh, yes. >> a lot of people are excited about this. instagram post about the new movie and we know you can't tell us much about it but tell us everything. [ laughter ] >> it's going to be fantabulous as the title might convey, but i mean the title kind of says it all. it's not really like a straight up serious film. it's got a little fun. it's a girl gang film. it's got a wicked young director directing and it's going to be good. >> we can't wait. [ applause ]
>> i read that you joined this film to add to your girl gang as well. >> sorry? >> i read you joined this film to add to your girl gang as well. >> yes, saoirse ronan playing mary, queen of scots, who i love and always wanted to work with her. >> you only got one scene with her. >> it was a great scene and it was worth it. a 12-page scene so you don't always get those. they kept us apart throughout shooting so never saw each other in character or saw each other as mary and as elizabeth until that moment where the cameras are rolling on our close-ups and it was -- yeah, we did an entire film. it was my last day and saoirse's first and it was wild and after the movie we both got nominated so we were kind of like seeing each other every day at all these events and spent more time doing press than we did doing the film together. >> it made up for it. >> yeah, definitely. >> margot, thank you. thank you for coming. the movie is fantastic. it is "mary queen of scots" and it is in theaters on friday, make sure you check out margot robbie and coming up, get ready to spice up your morning, spice to spice up your morning, spice girl, emma bunton is here. california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones,
life as the new host of "the great american baking show: holiday edition" and she's here to spice up our life. yes, cue the music. everybody, please welcome emma bunton. ♪ [ applause ] [ applause ] >> have some cookies. come on, take one. >> yes. >> the big one. >> yum. >> hello. so nice to meet you. >> i'll take these off you. >> thank you so much. >> how are you? >> good to see you. [ applause ] >> hi. hi, everyone. >> i was taking these partly to be nice and partly for myself later on after this interview. but thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> that was one of the spice girls' biggest hits "spice up your life." >> yeah, "spice up your life." >> so we know you know how to
make a hit song. but be honest, how are you in the kitchen? >> oh, i'm awful. but i learned a lot on this show. i mean it's just incredible. to be around those guys, they're amazing bakers, and to work with obviously other people, i've learned quite a bit. but i think i'm better at tasting than i am at baking. >> tasting. >> we loved it. it's just such a warm show. the contestants on the show worked really hard. they're quite competitive and it was a bit intense but it's a good, fun show and we love it. [ applause ] >> that was quite a fan girl moment you just had with margot robbie. >> i know, both i and margot just met and we were both screaming. she's wonderful, isn't she? >> she's beautiful and to have that kind of connection and she was so excited when she did the tease to you -- >> she just said she used to dress up as baby spice, as me
and so, yeah, that's always really sweet to hear. >> are you ready for the holidays? >> my favorite holiday ever and i kind of go a bit overboard so i'm in this perfect place for christmas. but, yeah, we have trees all over the house. we all -- me and my kids decorate and have music on and drink mulled wine. so it's such a lovely time. >> you go caroling. >> we go caroling. we sing, yes, we do everything and it's a lovely time. we're very family based. so it's that time to sit together, play board games, you know, eat great food, it's really important to us. >> beautiful. >> you have a lot more singing coming up. going back on tour. >> i do, yes. [ applause ] so i'm so excited about going back on tour and doing this because i love the girls and we have so much fun on stage but i'm also doing it because my kids have never seen me perform with the spice girls, so i'm doing it for them.
they get my mike out now and again and they love singing along. they'll love the show. they're going to love the show. it's quite spectacular. >> you know the world has known you for baby spice since the '90s. but if you were to get a persona today, what would your persona be? >> well, i suppose -- well i am a mummy now. so maybe mummy spice. i can be a bit cheeky. so we're a blend between mummy and cheeky spice, i think. >> cheeky spice? i like that. it's a new one. you are delightful. >> oh, no. >> everyone is really excited. so excited about the show and also about the spice girls being back. >> i'd like to say a big thank you because being here as well seeing american fans, it's just incredible and they're all flying over to the uk to see our tour which is amazing. and i'm -- with this show they're excited, "the great american baking show," honestly they're like, can you bake me something? i'm like, no, i just get to eat the food and host. >> it looks good. >> we'll finish this off for you. maybe i will alone, we don't
know. >> why not? >> emma, thank you for joining us and "the great american baking show: holiday edition" is back right here on abc. ginger? >> cheeky spice, i like it. let's do a little warm-up. hollywood, florida, yesterday they made it to 88 degrees, melbourne actually had a tie for an all-time record in december at 90. 0. >> this weather >> this weather report sponsored by carmax and coming up right here on "gma," we will be back with holiday gifts. [ applause ]
we're back with gifts for we're back with gifts for everybody on your holiday list. our sponsored kohl's is partnering with actress christy carlson romano. you may know her from "kim possible." of course, you do. we'll bring you all the perfect presents for all the special people in your life, even a little something for yourself. it's called self-care people. >> exactly. kohl's is all about give joy, get joy which is why we're here. i'll show you my picks for amazing gifts for all the family and a little something for yourself. >> i don't know if you can hear the music happening, you're quite talented, young man. all the kids are going crazy for this right out of the movie "big" from fao schwarz. >> who doesn't remember that iconic scene with tom hanks? that is why this is the best gift for anybody. if you're older you know the movie. if you're younger, you can have fun with it. >> give me your best shot. >> anything that encourages kids to be musical and creative is just such a win if my book so absolutely, absolutely, it's fantastic. >> that's great and then next up
we've got a little bit of fitness. >> yeah, a little -- >> no, no, right over here this family lined up in the coziest of pajamas. >> jammies for the family. kohl's has amazing, amazing selections. i had one that said momma bear. i think it sold out. this is so beautiful. you guys look great. >> comfy, cozy, got to love the dad wearing the onesie. >> it's a great tradition. rock that onesie. >> next up over here for the fitness fanatic in your life, tell me a little about this. >> this is the fitbit, guys. my husband loves it. >> this is the fitbit burst. >> it tracks your step count, how many steps have you done today? >> 300 steps. >> for me it tracks them for my pregnancy and it's fantastic for your health. >> taking fitbit to the next level. by the way, that's a lot of steps for this early in the morning. >> i know, right. >> another great gift idea. we're trying to get something for everybody and trying to
include ourselves. so come on over here. >> yes. [ applause ] >> all right. instant pot makes it so easy, so nutritious. throw it in and don't think about it. >> 70% less time for cooking a really amazing meal. >> give it up for that, everybody. [ applause ] >> yeah, that means that if it's cooking and your baby happens to be down for a nap you could take a bath. that is something for you, for sure. >> great gift ideas from kohl's. thanks, christie, part of freeform's 25 days of christmas. you are busy and congratulations, by the way on the baby. >> thank you very much. >> tune in tonight to see "the santa clause." and coming up, red hot country duo dan + shay right here performing live on "good morning america." [ applause ] "gma's" season of giving is sponsored by kohl's. give joy, get joy.
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five ♪ ♪ the smell of your perfume is floating down the stairs ♪ ♪ you're fixing up your hair like you do ♪ ♪ i know that i'll be a mess ♪ the second that i see you you won't be surprised ♪ ♪ it happens every time it's nothing new ♪ ♪ it's always on a night like tonight i thank god you can read my mind ♪ ♪ 'cause when you look at me with those eyes i'm speechless ♪ ♪ staring at you standing there in that dress ♪ ♪ what it's doing to me ain't a secret ♪ ♪ 'cause watching you is all that i can do and i'm speechless ♪ ♪ you already know that you're
my weakness after all this time i'm just as nervous ♪ ♪ every time you walk into the room i'm speechless ♪ ♪ it started when you said hello just did something to me ♪ ♪ and i've been in a daze ever since the day that we met ♪ ♪ you take the breath out of my lungs can't even fight it ♪ ♪ and all of the words out of my mouth without even trying ♪ ♪ and i'm speechless staring at you standing there in that dress ♪ ♪ what it's doing to me ain't a secret 'cause watching you is all that i can do ♪ ♪ and i'm speechless you already
know that you're my weakness ♪ ♪ after all this time i'm just as nervous every time you walk into the room ♪ ♪ i'm speechless ♪ yeah ♪ ooh ♪ it's always on a night like tonight i thank god you can read my mind ♪ ♪ 'cause when you look at me with those eyes i'm speechless ♪ ♪ you're standing there in that dress and girl it ain't a secret ♪ ♪ 'cause watching you is all that i can do ooh i'm speechless ♪ ♪ you already know what you're my weakness after all this time i'm just as nervous ♪
good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> hey, good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings and meteorologist meek is here with our rainy forecast. >> yeah, the anticipation is out there, jessica. hi, everybody, because it's still not here. it's gray outside this afternoon and tonight. showers heavy at times, even a slight chance of thunderstorms in the santa cruz mountains and points southwards. so this is a 2, moderate. this afternoon, the rain will roll in, so expect conditions to deteriorate during the evening commute. i think the worst commute will be tomorrow morning, after we have the showers and thunderstorms overnight. alexis? >> okay, looking forward to that, mike. right now we have dry pavement and still have several issues. bridge, some heavier traffic here, fif you are coming in fro marin county. we had a crash cleared near the toll plaza.
we had one lane blocked near the south bay. the southbound, 101 crawling through san jose. jessica? >> thanks, alexis. time now for "live with kelly & ryan." we'll be >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from "saturday night live" ," colin jost. plus, host of "the great american baking show," spice girl emma bunton. plus, kelly discusses holiday traditions with some very young listeners. if all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪