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also this morning chilling new details from that deadly plane crash. the pilot facing an emergency just moments after takeoff in that boeing 737 max jet. tornadoes hitting the heartland. the roof of this church in kentucky completely torn off. preschool children rushed to safety. rob here with the latest. lori loughlin out of a job. the hallmark channel has cut ties as she faces charges in the largest college admissions cheating scandal ever. her daughter also loses a major business deal as the first lawsuits from students are filed. and whoopi goldberg thankful to be alive after a near-death experience. [ cheers and applause ] "the view" co-host making a surprise return to the show revealing her nearly fatal battle with pneumonia. what her co-hosts are saying about the big reunion only on "gma" this morning. good morning, america.
we want to get right to the breaking news. an anti-muslim terror attack in new zealand. the prime minister there is calling it one of the nation's darkest days. a gunman attacked two mosques while hundreds of muslims were praying. >> the man who is claiming responsibility and charged with murder is an extreme right wing white supremacist who livestreamed the attack saying it was aimed at immigrants. security stepping up here in the u.s. that's a live look at the islamic cultural center right here in new york city. >> here's what we know, at least 49 people were killed. 48 more wounded. multiple ieds discovered attached to vehicles. and three people are now in custody. our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell starts us off with the very latest. >> reporter: horrific scenes in a normally peaceful country playing out at two mosques in christchurch. as worshippers were at midday prayers, the holiest of the week multiple people ruthlessly gunned down.
at 1:42 p.m. local time, witnesses say a man dressed all in black entered the masjid al noor mosque shooting an automatic weapon. >> some people had blood on their body and some people were limping. >> reporter: this man seen with blood on his shirt was the last to escape, hiding under a bench. >> just came in. he was shooting and i'm thinking that if i get out i'll get shot so i'm keeping my fingers krozed. so i could be alive. but, i was the last guy to come out of the mosque after the shooting stopped. and at the doors, there are a lot of bodies. >> reporter: the killer then drove three miles across town to the linwood mosque where he opened fire again. armed police closed in on the scene, searching cars for suspects, guns drawn. police ramming a suspect's car and then you can see him being taken into custody beside the vehicle. two men and a woman now in custody in connection to the attacks.
the shooter, who appears to have been from australia, is linked to a 74-page manifesto filled with white supremacist rhetoric. and he's charged are murder. police also saying they defused two improvised explosive devices that were found on a vehicle after the shootings. amidst the chaos, police officials now warning people to stay away from any mosque in new zealand for now, in case of further violence. >> i want to ask anyone that was thinking of going to a mosque anywhere in new zealand today not to go, to close your doors until you hear from us again. >> reporter: ambulances rushing victim after victim to hospitals as bystanders helped the wounded. >> we pulled up and i opened up my driver's door and got out and we pulled him around behind and opened up the back as well to give us some protection. i'm 66 and never thought in my life i'd ever see something like this. >> reporter: overnight new
zealand's prime minister condemning this terrorist attack. >> this is one of new zealand's darkest days. clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence. >> reporter: so, details still coming in about the attacker, his alleged accomplices. but most importantly, the victims. two reasons why it was so shocking. one it was broadcast live by the attacker himself but most importantly this is a country that has never seen a terrorist attack ever before. but nor should it be seen in isolation, there's been a noticeable increase in extreme right wing terrorist attacks from america to europe and elsewhere. whether you're going to a mosque to a church or to a temple today, the chances are you will be onigh alert as you do the most peaceful possible thing, pray. george? >> i want to bring in a member of the new zealand parliament, gerry brownlee. former defense ministry, as well. our sympathies, as we have
heard, this is such an unprecedented attack for your country. >> yes, it is. it's something that we never expected to have happen here. we're a relatively small population. and while we are ethnically quite diverse, we live very peaceable lives. and this has, as many have said, shattered our innocence in a way. that mosque is just a short distance, about four kilometers, from where i live. and it's still just a -- a shock, you know, with that number of people and such a small pop liulation here in the city, almost everyone will know someone or have a connection to the families of someone who has been either killed or seriously wounded today. >> and, mr. brownlee, do people feel like -- do authorities feel like the situation is under control right now? >> i think most people would be very impressed with the way our
police have acted so quickly, in being able to apprehend a suspect who looks pretty much like he is the guy. and he'll appear in the court tomorrow morning. then we'll know a lot more after that. to continue, it's nighttime here at the moment and continuing with their efforts to secure the city and to see if there are any others beyond the four that they've arrested who might be part of this organization. >> was this kind of anti-muslim, white supremacist violence on anyone's radar in new zealand? >> i don't think so. you know, we don't -- we haven't experienced sort of anti-muslim sort of activities here. you know, we are part of the network along with the united states, great britain, australia
and canada and we are part of the coalition against isis but we didn't expect that we would have this sort of terrorism in new zealanzealand, which appeare not necessarily related to the isis attacks, but white supremacists. which does not fit for this country and its makeup. >> going forward, any sense now of what must be done? >> well, i think the important thing is that we firstly support the families who have had such horrific losses and will be deeply, deeply affected for so very long to come. beyond that i think we've got to be very careful that while we are vigilant that, you know, people in our community who don't see life the way we do, we don't end up losing a lot of the freedoms we have. new zealand is a country where
people have felt very secure and very free and this certainly has shaken that belief up today. we've got to make sure we don't end up with a permanent loss of the freedom that we so value. >> secure, free and tolerant, new zealand known as such a happy place. >> well, that's how we like to be seen. i think that is pretty much how we are. but, you know, this is a huge wake-up and just very, very distressing for the overwhelming majority of the new zealand population, you know. it's only a few on the fringes that cause this sort of problem but they've done some damage here. >> they certainly have. we're sorry for your loss. mr. brownlee, thank you for joining us this morning. i want to bring in our chief justice correspondent, pierre thomas, as well. and pierre, the minister hitting on something so important there. we've been so focused on
terrorism, what we've seen in recent months in recent years, a rise in white supremacism, a rise in right wing violence. >> reporter: that's right, george. the early evidence suggests the killer in new zealand was motivated by hate so there is cause for concern in the u.s. as well. according to the fbi the number of hate crimes has jumped a dramatic 17% when comparing 2016 to 2017. there were more than 8,000 victims in 2017 and, george, sadly, 58% were motivated by race, 22% were motivated by religion. and, george, this chilling reminder. the new zealand suspect was allegedly inspired by anders breivik. and just last month, we had a coast guard lieutenant accused of wanting to kill u.s. politicians. and he studied anders breivik, as well, george. >> pierre, we've seen so many attacks on places of worship. >> reporter: we have, george. you know, we just had the incident in pittsburgh a few months ago, all those people killed.
this is an ongoing concern and given the scale of the attack that we saw new zealand we're seeing law enforcement officials in los angeles, san francisco, as well as new york providing extra patrols today, george. >> we're seeing that at the islamic center in new york. pierre thomas, thanks very much. amy? now to disturbing new details about the deadly plane crash, a new report detailing how that boeing 737 max jet was doomed almost immediately after takeoff. our senior transportation correspondent david kerley has much more from reagan national airport. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the description of the radio traffic between the cockpit and the tower is, indeed, dramatic. but at this hour, they're trying to extract the actual cockpit voice data recorder which should give us more information. chilling new details of the final moments of that doomed ethiopian plane. right after takeoff, the captain reporting problems. overnight "the new york times" reporting that controllers saw the boeing 737 max 8 tilting up and down moving unusually fast and then minutes later panic. a person familiar with the air traffic communication says as the jet accelerated beyond its
safety limits, the captain then asked to return to the airport in a panicky voice. the plane disappearing from radar three minutes later, killing all 157 on board. investigators on the scene are now looking at what is called a jackscrew. a threaded rod in the tail section of the plane which controls whether the nose tilts up or down. this after new data led the faa to order a temporary grounding of all 373 maxes in the u.s., leaving hundreds of flights cancelled. the concern is the ethiopia crash is related to the lion air crash less than five months ago. answers may come from the black boxes, which are being worked on at this hour in france. so the mystery could be solved in a matter of days or hours? >> i would think, yes, once they start reading out the recorders they'll know fairly quickly exactly what this is. is this a repeat of lion air or something different? >> reporter: with the current fleet of 370 jets grounded boeing is stopping delivery of all maxes but will continue
building its fastest selling jetliner with nearly 5,000 on order. also this morning, new details about the aftermath of that first crash, one 737 pilot coming forward citing a tense meeting between boeing executives and other pilots last november, claiming they were left in the dark about a new automated safety feature in this brand-new jet. >> after the lion air tragedy we learned there was equipment on our aircraft we were not aware of. it wasn't even in our books. >> reporter: while french investigators may be able to extract the data and cockpit voice recorders, it will bup to the ethiopians to release the information. we may find out what happened to the plane, but the cause may take some time to determine. cecilia? >> thank you, david. we want to turn to the major storms reported yesterday and severe weather across parts of the south. >> here's an ef-2. one of ten tornadoes reported
yesterday. this was associated with the bomb cyclone. we had two surges of severe storms, one late warning and one as the storm set. overnight, reported tornadoes hitting america's heartland leaving significant damage behind. a confirmed tornado in southeast michigan, uprooting trees and tearing through cinder block walls, damaging dozens of homes. one man barely making it to safety. >> five seconds, it sounded like a train was going right by you and it lasted five seconds and it was gone. >> reporter: another woman inside her home when the tornado hit. >> actually had to climb over everything. the entire ceiling was caved in on the floor, the couches were all pushed up into the kitchen where we were. climbing over all that, the glass, like i said, the roof. >> reporter: in the south this drone video revealing the damage in allgood, alabama. wicked storms causing mammoth trees to topple over onto streets. torrential rains blinding motorists. students at jacksonville state university urged to take shelter as lightning illuminates the
sky. and this, a confirmed ef-2 tornado ripping through paducah, kentucky, with peak winds of 125 miles per hour completely ripping off the roof of this church. inside, 40 preschool children and their instructors. thankfully none of them injured. that is good news there. this all on the warm side of that cyclone. also on the warm side a lot of melting snow and heavy rain leading to this across much of iowa. the rivers there in full flood zone and eastern parts of nebraska as well and this video just outside green bay the east river in 12 hours look how quickly it rose. because of melting snow, rainfall, and likely some ice jams. we could have a similar situation in northern new york and northern new england as the system pushes through. >> i know you'll be watching it all. rob, thanks very much. we turn to that growing list of democrats hoping to take on president trump. paula faris went one on one with the latest candidate to join the ranks, former texas congressman beto o'rourke. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning to you, george.
it wasn't that long ago that beto o'rourke told me there was no scenario where he would run in 2020 or beyond, win or lose, that senate seat. but as he crisscrossed the state we asked what changed his mind and his relative lack of experience. >> the next president of the united states. >> reporter: beto o'rourke kicking off his 2020 bid in iowa and we were right there as he canvassed the state calling for unity. >> hey, everybody, what's up? doesn't matter whose team you are on today, doesn't matter which prospective nominee you back. >> reporter: the 46-year-old tireless on the trail just hours after his "vanity fair" cover story and his official announcement with wife amy by his side. >> the only way for us to live up to the promise of america is to give it our all. >> reporter: it's been four months since that failed senate race against ted cruz when he told numerous outlets, including us, that he'd never run for
president. you weren't going to run. what made you change your mind? >> i think i have something to add to this. and my country, my kids, everyone that depends on us doing everything we can. for me that's running for president. >> reporter: but o'rourke already facing tough questions including his readiness for the job, his six years in congress largely unremarkable. one of the criticisms is that you don't have any significant legislation attached to your name. we know you can fund-raise and campaign. why should voters be confident you can govern? >> in the minority party for six years, i was able to work with republicans, i was even able to work with this administration to get legislation passed. we always work together and we find our common purpose and common cause and get after it. >> reporter: unity and positivity, that is his platform. whether or not it's a winning strategy against trump, who, as you know, likes an occasional street fight, beto says, a street fight is the only way to
run. back to you. >> cold there in des moines, isn't it, paula? >> just a tad. i didn't think it would be this cold in iowa. i was wrong. >> paula, thanks very much. that college admissions scandal, new trouble for lori loughlin and her daughter ahead. also, whoopi goldberg's surprise return to "the view" after her near-death health battle. coming up we're behind the scenes with her co-hosts. first back to rob. warm in iowa. warming up on the east coast. storms because of it. time for your weekend getaways. good morning. we made it to friday and spring warmth is building today all the way through the weekend. it will stop next week with a
chance of some showers. look at these temperatures, mid to upper 60s. wouldn't be surprised if some of you hit 70. tonight mainly low to mid-40s. check out my happy friday, guys. i have some fun video i want to show you, this from that bomb cyclone. windy conditions across the country. and this -- you know, garbage day is hard enough, yet alone when it's raining and snowing and winds are blowing 50, 60 miles -- she managed to get things going right. i hope you're off to a great weekend and take care of your garbage and pets and people. >> i like your shamrock tie. >> getting ready for st. patrick's day on sunday. >> rob is ready. we'll be right back. l be right back. if you have postmenopausal osteoporosis and a high risk for fracture now might not be the best time to ask yourself
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♪ baby baby baby ♪ from the day i saw you i really really wanted to catch your eye ♪ welcome back to "gma." that's, of course, alicia keys taking at the stage at the iheartradio music awards last night. but she had a surprise guest with her. her 8-year-old son egypt right there on the piano. very special moment. we're going to have the biggest performances of the night, including one from ariana grande all coming up. that was an incredibly sweet moment. >> mm-hmm. following a lot of headlines right now, including that horrific terror attack in new zealand. three people now in custody after a gunman opened fire at two mosques killing at least 49
people. the man claiming responsibility is an extreme anti-muslim white supremacist. also right now president trump promising his first veto after the senate rejected his emergency declaration to build a border wall. a dozen gop senators broke ranks to vote with the democrats against the president. but congress unlikely to overturn his veto. and another big powerball drawing tomorrow night. almost half a billion dollars in play right now. jackpot worth $495 million. could climb by tomorrow night the eighth largest in its history. new fallout from that college admissions cheating scandal. the hallmark channel ending its relationship with actress lori loughlin, saying she will no longer appear on the network. and her daughter losing a cosmetics contract and eva pilgrim has the latest. the first class action lawsuits have been filed. >> reporter: that's right. the alleged details of this scandal just leaves you shaking your head. wealthy parents pulling strings plotting and planning to push their children into the school of their dreams. this morning doors closing as the backlash grows. this morning, the once beloved actress lori loughlin
unemployed. the hallmark channel telling abc news they've cut ties with the star after discovering her alleged involvement in the largest college admissions cheating scandal ever, charged along with her husband with paying a $500,000 bribe to get her two daughters into usc. >> it's very festive. >> reporter: the actress a staple on the network for years showcasing her sweetheart image in a string of successful christmas movies and the whodunit series "garage sale mysteries." >> how does this involve you? >> i seem to have a knack. >> reporter: hallmark aslo pulling the plug on the wildly popular, when calls the heart, three episodes into the sixth season. the network telling us her work will no longer appear on their air. >> wait a minute, have i just been taken? >> i don't know. have you? >> seems i'm not the only one with some secrets around here. >> reporter: loughlin's daughter, social media influencer olivia jade also feeling the backlash.
>> sephora collection pro blending brush. >> reporter: sephora ending their partnership, removing the 19-year-old's makeup palette from its stores. >> olivia jade. >> reporter: tresemme following suit saying in a statement tresemme is no longer working with olivia jade giannulli. loughlin and her husband each out on $1 million bond using their palatial $6 million home as collateral. and additional lawsuits. the first class-action lawsuits filed. a pair of stanford students suing. their attorneys saying in a statement they request anyone who paid an application fee to any of the eight named universities but was denied admission gets their application fee returned. >> when your friends tell you to lie on your resume, you 100% do not do it. >> reporter: marketing ceo jane buckingham is also charged in the scandal, accused of paying $50,000 to have an a.c.t. proctor take her son's exam. now her son jack is opening up
telling "the hollywood reporter," i am upset that i was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids who may not work as hard as others an advantage over those who truly deserve those spots. and so far at least one of the universities named in that class action lawsuit has responded. a stanford spokesperson saying the suit is without merit. >> eva, thanks. >> let's bring in entertainment expert larry hackett, managing part of 10ten media to break down the hollywood side of it. good morning to you, my friend. >> good morning. >> the irony, lori loughlin plays this person with a wholesome reputation through so many of her roles, aunt becky. is her reputation gone for good? >> it's in a bit of a bind. isn't it? i'm not sure if it's gone for good. i think i understand why hallmark has done this. the hallmark channel is a marketing channel. you're essentially representing hallmark. so i get that. so i think there is an opportunity here, after a certain period of time and mea
culpas. i lost my way. i lost my moral grounding and people can understand doing things for my kids. i think this one is salvageable. it's going to be tough and have to navigate it. but i don't think this is the end of the world. >> really? you think that? i don't know. >> i don't know. >> what about the kids? you said i did it for my kids but what about olivia jade? we don't know whether or not she knew what her parents were doing. >> right. >> is it fair that they're losing lucrative opportunities, as well? >> i think it's inevitable. whether it's fair or not, is it fair that they get paid crazy amounts of represent makeup companies? marketers run away at the first -- this has been going on for decades. >> look at the comments on her -- >> exactly. >> they're brutal. >> the second there's any kind of hint of a scandal that may affect the marketer, they flee. they always do. sometimes they come back. sometimes they don't. i don't think it's unfair. >> felicity huffman has a series coming out on netflix. what does netflix do about it? >> i think they plow ahead. i said i may tune in to see "garage sale mysteries" to see what it's like. i think there's a certain amount of fascination factor on this. i think after a certain period
of time, they'll will appear, perhaps, on a show like this. and explain what wept wrong. and i think people will respond to it. it's about the kids and i think people have a certain connection to that. >> among the hollywood group aren't they going to be ostracized among their own? >> you think they are the only ones who did this? please. >> touche. >> okay, thank you, larry. always like your perspective. when we come back, we're going to talk to "the view" co-hosts, what they're saying about whoopi goldberg's surprise return to the show after her near-death experience. swing by, i'm not busy. you wouldn't settle for a two-star dentist. so why do you stick with a bank that treats you like this? this is nice, how much? $50. $40. deal. please see if there's better out there. ask the internet! ask your friends. ask your co-workers. we're pretty sure they'll send you over to us. because we're not just a bank, we're an ally. [phone ringing] ally, this is pamela how can i help you? ♪
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we are back, and so is whoopi goldberg. she surprised fans with her return to "the view" after a life-threatening illness kept her off the show for more than a month. linsey davis spoke to whoopi's co-hosts on "the view," and she's here with details. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. she still has a lingering cough and her immune system is compromised and doctors want to limit how much she's around other people but whoopi's doctors gave her permission to appear on "the view" yesterday. and it was such a surprise, even the show's executive producers didn't know about it until moments before it happened. >> welcome to "the view." >> reporter: it was a moment no one, not even the co-hosts, saw coming. >> whoopi is still on the mend. we're hoping she'll be back here soon. maybe next week. we'll see. hurry back, whoopi, and get -- [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: whoopi goldberg making a surprise return to "the view" after more than a month away, hospitalized for three
weeks, battling double pneumonia and accept sis. the beloved host clearly happy to be reunited with her tv family. >> this is my first foray out. i am -- i'm not there yet. i know that. but the only way it's going to get better is if i begin. so this is my beginning. >> reporter: moments before filming, whoopi's excitement backstage was palpable. >> here she comes. >> reporter: but the egot winner got serious when opening up about just how close doctors say she came to death. >> there's death and here's me. that's how it was. and so this is stuff that, you know, really for everybody, you know, you think you can push through because you got a little cold, you say i'll keep going. keep going. and you think because you've healed quick before that something crazy can't happen, well, it can. the scariest moment was hearing my doctors say to me, you do realize how close to death you were. >> reporter: her co-hosts spoke to "gma" moments after the show. >> we did not expect it. we were really genuinely shocked. >> i'm glad i didn't go into
labor because i was truly that excited to see her. >> i miss her terribly and she is one of the all-time greatest people in the world ever. >> the entire team of "the view" came out on stage and one by one hugged her. some of them cried. what she means to this show, she is, you know, the fairy godmother of "the view." >> we miss her very, very, very much. and the fact that she's coming back means everything to all of us. >> whoopi says she's going to ease her way back to work as she regains her strength. she stayed for only the first half of the show yesterday but then left so that she could rest. she's hopeful to return again on monday, guys. >> we all hope she does. thanks very much. let's bring in dr. jen ashton. we know pneumonia is serious but i didn't realize it can get this life-threatening so quickly. >> absolutely. so pneumonia is an infection in the lungs and obviously it can be caused by a bacteria, viruses or a fungus. cdc estimates 1 million cases a year and about 50,000 deaths so absolutely it can be fatal and basically it causes fluid or pus to fill up in those air sacs. we can't oxygenate our blood.
if you look at this x-ray, that circled area is what we call a consolidated area of infection so that's what pneumonia looks like on a chest x-ray. >> there's this concern about the connection between double pneumonia and sepsis. >> any infection that spreads from its original site into the blood, that's called sepsis. that also can be fatal and that can affect other organ systems like your heart, kidneys, can cause a variety of symptoms like shortness of breath, discolored skin around the mouth or nose. severe pain. this is a medical emergency. this requires hospitalized treatment. >> there is a vaccine for pneumonia, right? would it have worked here? >> for one type it's called the pneumovax. it's a recommendation for every adult over the age of 65 or if you have a chronic medical condition. but again, you can get the vaccine, and get pneumonia from viruses and other things. it's just a good opportunity to increase everyone's awareness. we're so glad she's back. >> we are glad she's back and you're going to be back in our next hour. >> yep. >> we have a new study about women and stressful jobs and diabetes.
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we finally saw ariana grande after, as amy said, she missed out on the grammys. we saw taylor swift, who is hinting at new music. plus a big surprise from alicia keys. the iheartradio music awards provided music lovers with a little bit of everything. ♪ tell me why ain't nothing but a heartache ♪ >> reporter: from boy bands to bromances. country legend garth brooks with, yep, movie star chris pratt doing his best brooks impression. ♪ to the oasis ♪ i got friends in low places >> reporter: it was a fmly affair for alicia keys. >> i want to bring my son egypt out here. >> reporter: joined on stage by her 8-year-old son at the piano while she belted out one of her biggest hits. ♪ you don't know my name ♪ i swear >> reporter: the star-studded lineup included katy perry. >> let's see our winners in action.
>> reporter: and artist of the year, ariana grande. ♪ lately i've been on a roller coaster ♪ >> reporter: who is making her first public appearance since she refused to appear at the grammys following a song dispute. she belted out her new single "needy." ♪ky be needy it's so hard to leave me ♪ >> the iheart tour of the year goes to taylor swift. >> reporter: and then there was taylor swift. >> i honestly owe everything, everything in my life to you. >> reporter: fresh off her record-breaking "reputation" tour, now the highest grossing tour in u.s. history. >> that unforeseeable factor in this case was my fans. >> reporter: and it's hard to talk about music without talking cardi b. the queen of 2019 wasn't at the show but accepted her award for best hip-hop artist via video thanking all of the fans. cardi b even thanked the haters.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings" and metrologist mike nicco has our forecast. >> thank you, jessica. we'll start with a beautiful shot of the golden gate bridge. watch out for the pollen and strong sunshine. the pollen is going to get even stronger as we head through the week. mid to upper 60s. even a few 70s out there. but look at the 70s spreading even reaching the upper 70s by monday. alexis? >> it's a little tough to see but we have the shoulder blocked due to some roadwork. that's adding about 30 minutes on the approach. quick check of drive times, back in the green getting out of
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. deadly terror attack overseas. horror this morning after an anti-muslim shooter in military gear opens fire at two mosques in new zealand during friday prayer. at least 49 killed. dozens more seriously injured. >> i'm 66 and never thought in my life i'd live to see something like this. >> the man claiming responsibility livestreamed it all as he did it leaving one mosque and driving three miles to another where he opened fire again. police have taken him into custody. chilling details about a 74-page white supremacist manifesto and his stockpile of weapons. police tighten security around
mosques all across america. live with the latest. also, tornadoes ripping through the heartland. the roof of this church in kentucky completely torn off. flooding in the midwest and south destroying homes. rob is tracking the latest. health alert. the new warning about women, stress and high pressure jobs. could you be more likely to develop type two diabetes? what women need to know this morning. dr. ashton is here. the billionaire entrepreneur once called the next steve jobs who once seemed unstoppable in silicon valley with her so-called revolutionary technology. this morning, the rise and fall of elizabeth holmes and the victims duped by theranos, the first look on "gma" at the documentary inspired by the number one podcast. ♪ i'm on top of the world >> robin is live from the special olympics. >> we, the world, can see what they see each and every day. >> the dazzling opening ceremonies. >> the flame of hope. >> as determined athletes from more than 190 countries go for the gold. all that and more as we say, good morning, america.
♪ good morning, america. i hope you're well this friday. we want to get right to that breaking news. deadly terror attack that targeted muslims in new zealand. a gunman opened fire at two mosques killing at least 49 people. >> and the white house and president trump are condemning the attack saying, quote, we stand in solidarity with the people of new zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate. >> the prime minister there calling it one of the nation's darkest days but vowing the values of her country will not be shaken. >> new zealand has never seen anything like this before. i want to go back to our senior foreign correspondent, ian pannell, for the latest. . good morning. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, george. the man claiming responsibility for this terrible attack and now charged with murder is an extreme right wing white supremacist and he broadcast the attack live saying it was aimed at immigrants. and we're now hearing from police officials this was a
well-planned attack and also that the people who are now in custody were not on any terror watch list. this morning, two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the deadly attacks on two new zealand mosques. it was a terrifying scene. armed police arriving with guns drawn taking the suspected shooter into custody beside this vehicle. the shooter who appears to have been from australia is linked to a 74-page manifesto filled with white supremacist rhetoric. this horrific attack happening in a normally peaceful country playing out at two mosques in christchurch. as worshippers were at midday prayers, the holiest of the week, multiple people ruthlessly gunned down. 1:42 local time, witnesses say the shooter dressed in all black entered the masjid al noor mosque firing an automatic weapon. >> some people had blood on their body.
some people were limping. >> reporter: this man seen with blood on his shirt was the last to escape hiding under a bench. >> he just came in shooting and i'm thinking, you know, if i get out i'll get shot so i better just keep my fingers crossed so i could be alive but, yeah, and i was the last guy to come out of the mosque after the shooting stopped, and at the doors there were a lot of bodies. >> reporter: he then calmly got into his vehicle driving three miles to another mosque opening fire again. police saying they also defused two improvised explosive devices that were found on a vehicle after the shootings. ambulances rushing victim after victim to the hospitals as bystanders helped the wounded. >> we pulled up and i opened up my driver's door and got out and we pulled him around behind and opened up the back as well to give us some protection. i'm 66 and never thought in my life i'd live to see something like this. >> reporter: well, more details now coming in about the attacker.
his alleged accomplices and most importantly the victims. what makes this so shocking is that it happened in a country that has never seen a terrorist attack before. nor can this be seen in isolation. around the world from america to europe to elsewhere there's been a marked increase in right wing extremist attacks. and whether you're going to a mosque, a church or a temple today the chances are there will be increased security as people go about the most peaceful possible thing, praying, george. >> we have seen so many of those attacks here as well. ian pannell, thanks very much. >> cecilia. we turn to that storm bringing tornadoes and flooding to the south and midwest. millions still cleaning up from that bomb cyclone. let's go back over to rob for more. >> hi, cecilia. day three of this cyclone mostly in the way of severe weather, 150 damaging severe weather reports including ten tornados, one with fresh video coming in overnight just outside of flint, michigan doing damage to dozens of homes there. we also had an ef-2 confirmed outside paducah that went through that town and ripped the roof off this church.
this is going to parts of alabama. teams also going out there to investigate this. this was potentially a tornado just north and east of birmingham. this on the warm side of what was a blizzard, also on the warm side, floods. snowpack, heavy rain, warming temperatures, iowa, the rivers are high there. some historic flooding in parts of eastern nebraska and minnesota as well and could see scenes like this across northern new york and northern new england as it's very warm on the east coast. we get back to normal and quieter thankfully this weekend. guys. >> rob, thank you. >> well, this morning we have robin in abu dhabi where the special olympics world games are officially now under way. and i think robin has some athletes behind her making a splash? >> oh, i think i do. this is the sailing and kayak venue. because of the weather, amy, well, it's not dampening the spirit in abu dhabi. we have really been taken by the culture, the enthusiasm of the
athletes, the incredible opening ceremony. i hope you saw this last night. this is the first time the games are being held in the middle east. what a spectacle the host country put on. at one point in fact a giant disc that looked like the sun descended into the stadium. it tilted down horizontally revealing the torchbearers with the flame of hope. it was an amazing moment. the only thing brighter were those faces, those beautiful faces of determined athletes from more than 190 countries. it's amazing to think this all began more than 50 years ago when eunice kennedy shriver started the special olympics movement in her backyard in chicago. and coming up, a rare interview with all five of her children. we talk everything from special olympics to social justice and they even weigh in on the college admissions scandal making news back home. but making news right now, locals say it only rains here in abu dhabi about ten times a year. today is one of those days, guys. what are you going to do? >> i was surprised about that. robin, thanks. we'll talk to you in a little
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[ cheers and applause ] >> how excited everybody is. good morning. i think everybody is ready for the weekend for sure. we begin this morning with some really inspiring news. who doesn't love alex trebek? he's back on the job and thanking fans for their well wishes. the "jeopardy" host says he's received hundreds of thousands of notes since announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer. he says he has read them all and he is grateful. here's what he told fans. >> i thank you for your good wishes, your advice and your prayers and i was really touched by the warmth of your words. i'm a lucky guy. >> oh, yes, you are. you are not alone, alex trebek. he says former contestants have reached out including watson the ibm computer who sent him a get well card. we are standing with you. our love to alex trebek. [ applause ] now we have some news from across the pond, the breakup of the royal fab four, meghan and prince harry have officially split the royal household from
prince william and kate breaking up their joint court at kensington palace and creating two separate offices. according to the palace, the plan has been in the works for several months now and allows harry and meghan to move on to their official residence at frogmore cottage in windsor as they start their family. they are ready to set out on their own path building on their own interests in charities. royal observers say it's a natural evolution but all the same they will keep their royal foundation, particularly the work, the groundbreaking work on mental health. not that there is a breakup, they're just splitting out because doesn't that sound oh, my gosh, they're breaking up. they'll just identify themselves with their own charities. >> went from a palace to a cottage. >> a cottage. >> i think the cottage still has like 16 bedrooms. hard knock life for a royal. finally a pup that's trying to do his best in the competition of life. you might remember kratu -- i
hope i'm saying that right, kratu who competed in birmingham, england and went rogue and decided to do his own thing. back at it again saying hi to the judges, yeah. he just decided not to do his first jump, just skip that. doesn't really follow the rules at all. went straight to the tunnel. he just wanted to hang out in the tunnel for a little bit. kratu did not get best in show but he definitely won our hearts. there he is. he just kind of thinks the tunnel's cool. [ applause ] yeah. >> you got to love the guy, though. >> you know, i think we're all kratu on a friday. yes, his dog owner describes him as a natural clown and quite naughty but he just happens to be pretty bad at agility courses. but we love you anyway. have a great friday. our cover story, back to robin in abu dhabi, the special olympics competitions are under
way and, robin, these games actually began in the backyard right here in the u.s. >> yeah, right there in chicago. it surely did. the message of last night's special olympics, i should say, the opening ceremony here in abu dhabi, george, was, of course, tolerance and acceptance with more than 190 countries sending teams to participate in the games and that message is especially poignant this morning given the horrific news out of new zealand and i want everyone to know that our hearts go out to all impacted by that tragedy. eunice kennedy shriver created special olympics in her own backyard in chicago more than 50 years ago because she wanted to create change and promote inclusion. her children have all followed in her footsteps and those of their father, sargent shriver, committing themselves to service. when the weather was like it is now, iffy, i had the rare opportunity to sit down with all five shriver chairman.
special olympics chairman tim shriver, maria, anthony, mark and bobby. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> tim, once again, knocked out out of the park with what you said on that stage last night. >> thank you, robin. i think all i tried to do is speak, tried to echo and elevate the voices of the athletes on the stage, on the field and coming from all over the world, 200 nations, you know, quite an extraordinary gathering and this country at this time divided time around the world and here we are all celebrating unity and inclusion and the best of the human spirit. it was easy to be in the moment. >> from chicago to abu dhabi and how this is a year of tolerance here about people with determination. could your mother have envisioned that happening? >> i mean, it some ways i think she could because we didn't have the term social entrepreneur back then but she was an innovator. >> my mother just willing people into the pool, willing people onto horses, willing people into archery and i always had the
sense that she saw 20 years ahead and that she wanted it to be bigger right from the start. >> i don't think she ever dreamed of being in abu dhabi or something like last night happened, how great that was, happened, how great that was, how magical that was, but in the beginning she went with her heart and what she was passionate about and did it really well this a really small way and exploded which is the story of life, great things happen. >> when you think about your mother founding special olympics, your father peace corps, job corps, head start, is social change the family business? >> it is a great business to be in. what could be better than to get up every day and try to make a small difference in people's lives. >> at the time she did that women didn't start organizations, especially international organizations. what did it mean to have a strong motivated mother? how did that impact you? >> the greatest gift our parents gave us was each other. and i think notwithstanding all the kidding and all the sibling issues that, of course, we all have, i think they made their
first mission to create a family. >> driving forces of mom's life to go back to family was my aunt rosemary who really started it all. that's what drove mummy and gave mummy the anger and fierceness and aggressive behavior about change. >> that's an important point, i think, anger because people usually are uncomfortable a little bit with anger and i think mother was very angry about the way her sister was treated. and she used that anger to form this organization and to do her life's work. >> i have been besieged with news from overseas, back home, that people are outraged that there have been families that abuse their position and their wealth to help their children in college. and what do you say to a parent whose child was denied perhaps an opportunity? here we are at a place where your mother wanted to equal -- to level the playing field. but back home there are parents outraged that their child may have been denied their opportunity, one that they worked for and earned.
>> it's a painful, outrageous and unacceptable situation. the united states is grappling with long hidden inequalities that are now coming to the surface. we're hearing from voices we never heard from before and they're raising issues that are painful and uncomfortable for people in positions of privilege. and it's going to stay uncomfortable and it has to stay uncomfortable until it gets fixed. >> i agree with timmy. i think it's something we've all been talking about. can you believe that, you know, somebody can pretend they're on a sports team, get away with it. how did they do that? we've been sitting here talking about how did they get someone to come in and change a test score? so i think we're seeing a lot of change. >> if you want to change the system whether it's college admissions or having a voice for the voiceless, poor people, folks that are -- have developmental disabilities you got to get in the arena and you got to fight. you won't win every time.
you're going to lose most of the time but you got to stay at it. >> got to stay in there and fight. just truly a pleasure and a privilege to sit down with all five shriver children. they are an incredible family and the legacy that they are carrying on more than 50 years later, both their mother and father would of course be so proud of the shriver children. the athletes here, they are playing for medals and, adam, i want you to show who is worthy of a medal right now? adam, that's you. show -- this is what we have here because of the weather. we have this team blocking the rain and the wind for us under this pavilion. amber, she got the bronze, not even the gold, but just to show you that there is no "i" in team. [ applause ] got to do it.
by any means necessary. >> so, robin, what else are you looking forward to today? >> i will be heading home. i'm going to see some of the competition but then i'll be heading home and i'll be back with you, george, on monday. but i want everyone to be sure to tune in for abc's continuing coverage of the special olympics world games from abu dhabi. i'll be hosting a special that is going to air sunday at 2:00 p.m. eastern then our best of the game show airs saturday, march 30th from 3:00 to 5:00 eastern. you can find daily coverage on our wonderful espn network and the espn app and it's been a privilege once again to be here at special olympics. i was in austria two years ago, l.a. four years ago and just to see this movement, this inclusion that they want and it's just really been a privilege to be a part of it, guys. i look forward to seeing you monday. >> i'll bet it has. travel safe, robin.
[ applause ] >> let's go to rob. >> that's a different kind of storm coverage. nice work there, robin and amber. we're looking forward to the special olympics this weekend, of course. you guys psyched for st. patrick's? i got my sam rock tie on. emmy is ready. she's a little too young for the journaler but doing her best with a little irish step dance. huh? >> look at those feet move. >> that's right. ♪ >> go, girl. go, girl. i think, yeah, i think the riverdance is calling. looking fantastic. amanda mcmaster, abc producer, thank you, amanda, for stepping that up. and emmy looks fantastic. have yourself a happy st. patrick's day. good morning. we made it to friday and spring warmth is building today all the way through the weekend. it will stop next week with a chance of some showers. look at these temperatures, mid
to upper 60s. wouldn't be surprised if some of you hit 70. tonight mainly low to mid-40s. check out my now to a health alert. a new study finds women who have stressful jobs may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and dr. jen ashton is here and back with those details. tell us what this study found. >> so first of all it was done in france so it may not be applicable to the rest of the world but looked at over 70,000 women and followed them an average of 22 years. those who rated by questionnaire their jobs as very mentally tiring were at a 21% higher risk of going on to develop type 2 diabetes. here's the possible theory. mind/body connection. there's something called the hpa access. it's hormonal signals from the
brain that then communicate with the pancreas and adrenal glands and all of that can affect blood sugar levels that can possibly go on to lead to type two diabetes. >> is it fair to say a lot of women, most women, don't factor in the impact stress can have on their bodies? we think we should just fight through it. >> some stress can be positive but obviously here we're talking about a potential negative for stress and i want to be clear, amy. this is not just about diabetes. by the way, these french women were not overweight so there is something deeper possibly at work here. but again, head to toe, if you don't deal with stress, it can effect your mood, your sleep, your weight. obviously, we talk about that all the time. your immune, cardiovascular and reproductive systems so, again, even though this was done on observation, not cause and effect, in my opinion it's a great example of gender specific medicine. we need to understand how stress affects women differently than men.
>> that said, a lot of us in the united states have very stressful jobs, we have to be all things to all people. >> right. >> what are some ways you can combat stress? >> i think we should quit our job, don't you? [ laughter ] that's my medical advice. no, i mean obviously -- >> by the way, my work has always been my oasis, it's when i go home that the real stress begins. >> correct. >> it's way harder. >> i think, listen, there are some things i literally recommend like a prescription to my patients, meditation, massively effective for reducing stress. you have to keep your body moving and eat a low sugar diet because that triggers stress and don't have any guilt. if there's still dirty dishes in the sink at night -- >> i love that you said that. drop the mom guilt. it's done. >> all right. >> thank you, as always, dr. ashton. she will answer your questions live on facebook. coming up next we have danny devito.
good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." it's 8:27. san francisco police are stepping up patrols after the new zealand shooting. the department shared this tweet saying officers will be making extra passing calls of san francisco mosques. we work stronger as a team. if you see something, say something. going to turn to our friday morning traffic. >> we have a new crash in the east bay. i want to take you to our emeryville camera. this is involving a motorcycle, westbound 80 before you get to powell. two left lanes are down. emergency crews are just arriving on the scene. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze, 32 minutes, about 13 across the bay bridge, still
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get, peaking monday. >> thank you. another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes. you can always find us on our news app and ♪ews app and and welcome back to "gma." our next guest has been in the business for nearly 50 years. you know him from movies like "twins" and shows like "taxi" and "it's always sunny in philadelphia" now starring in the live action movie "dumbo." please welcome danny devito and dumbo. [ applause ] hi. >> how are you? >> thank you. nice to see everybody. good morning, good morning.
nice to see you all >> that's a pretty nice big welcome. >> oh, yeah, thank you. appreciate it. >> so the original "dumbo" came out in 1941. >> yes. >> nearly 80 years ago. >> yes. >> have you been a fan of the movie? >> well, years ago -- i live in asbury park, new jersey and my -- you can go ahead. [ applause ] and i have two older sisters and they used to take me to the movies all the time. i guess i was about 8 or 10 when i saw it the first time, "dumbo," disney's "dumbo." i don't remember it that well that time. i know it affected me and i loved it and then, you know, i have three kids so over the years that was the go to movie, you know, it's 63 minute, it's like that thing in the morning when you get up and you go, okay, get them -- stick a bowl of cereal. you're asleep. you stick a bowl of cereal if front of them. put "dumbo" on. so i've seen it --
>> "dumbo" was your baby-sitter. >> it was my baby-sitter. >> so you play the ringmaster. >> yes. >> max medici. >> medici. >> what's it like working with a cg elephant. >> you work with -- basically i'm working with tim burton who is like the genius. [ applause ] so tim lays the whole thing out, it's all amazing, the sets and the costumes, colleen atwood, you know, colin farrell is in it with me who is terrific and also michael keaton who i've worked with three times plus "batman," "batman returns." and so, you know, the thing is you don't really see the elephant, okay, so it's kind of weirdy actory kind of thing. like, you know, you're going along and they have this big green frame, aluminum frame that
tim moves around and that's mrs. jumbo, okay, so you're looking at her like, whoa, this is a big elephant but it's not there. you know it sounds like -- then, of course, with the baby elephant, with dumbo, when dumbo was born she has the baby, we had a guy, he's very athletic, ben, who is in a green suit, so he did things like when the baby elephant cuddles with the momma elephant, the guy in the green suit cuddles with the big green frame. you know, so it's like kind of like you have to use your imagine face and it's really cool and then finally what happens is thousands of people, artists get ahold of that tank of making this elephant and they do a magnificent job. >> do you guys want to see it? [ cheers ] >> yeah, yeah. >> we have a look at -- >> a clip?
>> yeah. >> okay, okay. >> i would like to offer you a drink but i'm all out of bourbon. and cognac. not now. >> is that a monkey in your desk? >> just for emergencies. [ applause ] >> now, this is interesting. >> so like in the movie we're very, very sensitive to the idea of animals in captivity and the movie deals with that in a really big way, in a really good way, positive way. that is a make believe monkey so that's me just acting like i'm trying to get the drawer in then i kick it shut but there's no real monkey in there. the only monkey on that set, you're looking at. [ applause ] >> you mentioned, dan think,
your career spanned 50 years. one of your most popular movies "twins" with arnold came out 31 years ago and there's talk of a sequel. >> oh, we're talking about doing "triplets," yeah. because, you know, it was a cocktail thing that we became bash we were born in some scientific experiment. >> who is the third? >> we don't know yet. we don't know yet. we don't know yet. we're looking for like the screenplay. the big thing is the screenplay. got to find that and then once you do that we have some ideas, you know, like -- we're not talking about it. >> all right, all right, we'll wait for it. really quickly before you go we know you have so many fans. some are at purchase college in new york and made a paper towel dispenser in one of the bathrooms that led to a shrine to you. your thoughts? >> i dug it. i thought it was great. it's a -- it's always sunny in philadelphia, i played the character called the trashman at
one point. i was a -- my fans took that and shrine and made -- found a little cubby hole in the back of a bathroom somewhere, i don't know. >> only the finest for you. >> only the finest places -- >> would you consider making a visit. >> oh, sure but i think like what happened is they -- the college found a lot ofold in there, you know. so they shut it down but i think they're going to put it up somewhere else and if they do i would definitely take a trip to the halls of learning. >> i love it. we'll be waiting for that shrine to be moved. >> when it all dries up. >> danny devito, thanks for being with us. [ applause ] by the way, "dumbo" is in theaters march 29th and we will be right back. thank you. [ applause ] thanks, everybody.
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we are back with part two of "the dropout" that tracks the fall and rise of elizabeth holmes whose company theranos promised to revolutionize blood tests with just the prick of the finger. >> the blood tests didn't work and rebecca jarvis has the story from some who claim they are the victims of theranos.
>> reporter: after ten years in silicon valley, elizabeth holmes seemed unstoppable. >> do everything. >> walgreens, that's the largest. they have decided that your way is the way to go. >> reporter: she now envisioned a nationwide takeover. >> access for every person means rolling this out ultimately within five miles of every person's home. >> reporter: that would give millions of people access to her so-called revolutionary technology. as theranos began building its wellness centers in walgreens, the first major expansion was arizona. >> i first was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2013. i would get a sharp pain in my left breast. i had gotten pretty thin. everybody was worried and, boom,
there was a tumor. >> reporter: sherry, a wife and grandmother, was 57 years old when she began the fight for her life. >> i had the bilateral mastectomy in the beginning of reconstruction and four months of chemotherapy. i managed well through the treatments and just kind of went back to life kind of my new normal, i guess. >> reporter: that new normal meant getting her blood drawn regularly to make sure she remained cancer-free. >> my ob/gyn said do you want to try one of the theranos labs? i think walgreens has a great reputation, oh, they're willing to bring theranos in. they must be okay. all right. this is the walgreens where i had the infamous blood draw. seemed to know what they were doing. and that was that. >> reporter: but things took a
terrifying turn when sherry got her results. >> i will never forget that day. i saw that the one amount was over 300 and called my oncologist office and the thursday called me back and said, i am so sorry. that's not good. there could be a tumor growing somewhere. >> reporter: the doctor told sherry to go in for more tests but this time recommended a non-theranos lab. >> it was about a week later, i got the call from my doctor and he said, congratulations, your estrogen is basically nonexistent. >> reporter: no new tumor. no new cancer. the theranos test had been off by hundreds of points. sherry said she tried to reach out to the company for answers but didn't get a response. >> no one from theranos ever called me to apologize. that's the least you can do when you mess up so badly. not okay. >> definitely not okay.
now, by the way, elizabeth holmes denies wrongdoing. walgreens ended its relationship with theranos back in 2016 and later sued theranos. the two companies settled with no admission of wrongdoing but an unimaginable thing to live with that fear and have your worst fear realized and living with that. so this is really a fascinating look. rebecca jarvis is on maternity leave so three years with her team she spent so this is an incredible -- >> investors were victims as well, high-profile people on the board. i mean for the longest time she seemed to be the big new thing in biotech. >> absolutely. >> hundreds of thousands of dollars and they want that money back. >> they sure do. amy has the full report on "20/20." to rob. >> that podcast is amazing. thank you, guys. we have an announcement to make and welcome the newest member of the disney family, take a look at this adorable giraffe. always got to give time for them. born on the savannah at animal
kingdom. they kept imsafe for a couple of months but this week he joined the rest of the herd running around with the others and we now know his name, welcome baby jabari. the park says the seven-foot-tall calf's says his name is birthmark. love to everyone at good morning. i'm abc7 news metrologist mike nicco. this is the day we spring forward with above average temperatures in the mid to upper 60s and sunshine this afternoon. and look at this segment is sponsored by lincoln. coming up, the "shazam!"
>> announcer: monday, joel osteen live about his emotional and passionate project on the life of jesus and how much did the o.j. simpson -- what will masha clark reveal? all right, guys, back now, the one and only zachary levi. you know him from "tangled" and now playing a 14-year-old foster kid turned superhero in "shazam!." good morning. >> good morning. good morning, america. [ applause ] i made it. i made it. >> this is your first time here. >> first time on "gma." i can't believe it. i'm so excited. we're doing it together, guys. >> i hear that you brought this mug out from the dressing room because it's now becoming a
keepsake maybe. >> no, because it's full of beautiful coffee. so i need to put that in my belly in the morning. >> we need coffee at this hour. so early congratulations, "shazam!" is already getting a ton of praise, they're predicting a huge opening box office weekend. >> i hope so. the stuff that i've seen online where they've allowed for some kind of early reviews or screenings and general reviews and it's been very positive and a lot of love and i think a lot of people feeling what we wanted them to feel which was a joyous experience at the movies. you know, when i was a kid i really wanted to become an actor because i liked bringing joy to people. and the fact that now i'm a 38-year-old man playing a 14-year-old kid is a lot of wish fulfill many and get to be a superhero and a lot of laughs and heart and family. it's the beating heart of the story and get to represent foster kids throughout which i don't think has ever happened in a superhero movie. >> a lot of superhero movie,
this one takes a different take on it. i love you said you called it the funny uncle? >> we all got one. what company deadpool," ryan reynolds and the folks there did, slightly different take and skew and not taking yourself seriously and in "shazam!" and in our lovely d.c. universe with so many cool movies we got to take a little bit of a different angle and look at it i think with alittle more optimism and innocence and gravity and danger and pg-13 movie and feels like a movie from back in the day like "goonies" or "gremlins." >> do you guys want to take a look? >> yeah, i'm into it. let's look at it. >> i swear it's me, okay. look, i know we're not close friends or anything but you are the only person i know who knows anything go the caped crusader stuff. >> can i?
>> oh, yeah, yeah. >> oh. oh, my god. >> it's crazy, right? >> what are superpowers. >> i don't even know how to pee in this thing. [ applause ] >> that's it, yes. >> problems. so you're a 14-year-old trapped in this superhero body. you said you're 38, right? >> how do you tap into being a teenager? >> well, it's helpful when you don't ever fully grow up and you -- >> manchild? a little bit. i feel like in the fun ways, you know, i've been trying to take responsibility for my life and, yeah, i don't know. i've always had a bit of peter pan syndrome. i have a lust for life. i have always wanted to enjoy life to the fullest and really like bringing like i said earlier joy to other people so that allows me, i hope, to kind of tap into that plus i was surrounded by these really
talented guys, these young men, asher who plays the young me and jack who both shine in the movie and really i was able to feel their kind of youthfulness which is a lack of responsibility i think and once you go, oh, yeah, i'll be like those guys. so that, you know, i'm kind of infused into it. >> the kids in this are great. i call them kids but young people. >> young people. >> i also heard that you are a big comic book fan. >> i have been for many years. >> still into them. >> yeah, well, i'm more into graphic novels and more into graphic novels than comics but, yes, all in the same world. >> you already figured out the perfect superpower. >> well, i think teleportation is the best superpower. i don't know if anybody in the audience spends as much time thinking about it as i do, but, yeah, because, look, everybody says flight, flying would be superfun. we would all love to fly. but that would be a lonely experience because it's just you and you're up there and having a lot of fun.
if you want to travel somewhere, go on a vacation, you got to carry everybody and everybody's luggage and need superstrength to do that and, you know, teleportation, whatever you touch comes with you, we could grab a digit and we're in bermuda. >> so i can't believe it's ten years since we heard you in "tangled." >> has it been that long? >> just about. >> yeah, there it is. >> any plan force a musical on the horizon. >> i would love to. i had such an experience doing that in new york city on a broadway stage. these are dreams come true for me. to do more of that, what's the right role at the right time to kind of keep building this and go with wherever the future hold. >> "mrs. maisel." will we see you back. >> i don't know. >> you get to keep the mug. parting gift. >> yeah, i get to keep the mug.
we did it, guys. [ applause ] >> you'll be back on "gma." thanks so much for being here. "shazam!" guys, hits theaters, friday, april 5th and we'll be friday, april 5th and we'll be right ba my name is jedda and my favorite thing about the grilled chicken club is the multigrain bun. it's toasted and then you get the cheese. so if you but really slowly you can literally taste every level of the sandwich. i don't eat very slowly, but if you do. my name is leslie. well i love the grilled chicken club sandwich because the grilled chicken. like, it's actually been on a grill. as soon as you grab it to go take your first bite, it's like just like, "psscheew". insanely good.
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. you made it to friday. i'm reggie aqui. mike nicco has a good looking forecast. >> if you like sunshine and warm spring temperatures, i've got it and it's coming to the beaches also. whether you're exercising, everything is going to be great today. just watch out for the pollen. it increases as the temperature does. mid to upper 60s. could be a few 70s out there. but there will be more saturday through monday. >> some better news in emeryville. we did have that motorcycle crash. they briefly issued a sig alert because that was blocking the two left lanes. it's cleared from the lanes now, only activity left is on the right shoulder. a quick check of the drive time, 39 minutes, everyone else in the
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