Skip to main content

tv   Good Morning America  ABC  May 17, 2019 7:00am-8:59am PDT

7:00 am
good morning, america. more than 86 million on alert as a storm threat stretches coast to coast this morning. overnight severe weather slams the midwest. wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour. heavy hail hits the heartland. this waterspout barrels across florida. out west record rainfall. now that massive storm system on the move. also this morning, boycott as outrage grows over the abortion ban. new calls to pull businesses from georgia, missouri and alabama. all this as some republican leaders now question whether the new bills go too far. breaking overnight, fighter jet crash. this f-16 military plane slamming into a building with workers inside. >> that's a military airplane in our building. >> leaving this gaping hole. the stunning images and the
7:01 am
mystery this morning. how was there no fire and how did everyone make it out alive? the new s.a.t. twist. on the heels of that hollywood admissions scandal the college board now adding an adversity score. how where you live and what you make can affect your chances of getting into college. snatched. the kidnapping attempt caught on surveillance camera. a little boy taken at a mcdonald's while his family wasn't looking. how this eagle-eyed young girl stopped it just in time. blanket is back. the jackson brothers like you've never seen them before. why michael jackson's sons, prince and blanket, are now stepping into the spotlight. and family feud. >> seth curry for three. >> seth curry's big night going head-to-head with his superstar brother. nearly winning it all with this three. >> seth cu >> how steph and the warriors sent portland packing. ♪ welcome to my house
7:02 am
♪ we don't have to go out good morning, america. great to have you with us on this friday morning and what a fight last night on the court. fht. did he put stealing the ball from his big brother, steph. seth curry, steph curry, four times. wait until you see his reaction. >> moral victories there. >> exactly. we begin with that storm threat for millions. the midwest hit hard by those storms. record flooding out west and now that storm is on the move so let's begin with ginger. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, everyone. this is not how we want to start our weekend. you're looking at pictures coming from tiffin, iowa, 1 of 100 severe storm reports. you had that and go to parts of illinois and indiana. you had golf ball size hail. those transformers blowing because the winds gusted to 70 miles per hour. the severe storms going to be
7:03 am
attached to another one already dropping more than an inch and a half of rain in spokane and caused flash flooding and dropped snow in the sierra. it's really almost the entire nation that's going to deal with pockets of this today. severe here and mid-atlantic and heavy rain along the front to the north. these couple of areas, i really want you to watch. in washington, d.c., roanoke, virginia, back to, say, columbus, ohio, watch along that front for damaging wind. then it's tornado, hail and, of course, large hail is what we're talking back in the high plains. >> it's going to be rough for a lot of people out there. okay, thank you, ginger. we are going to turn to that heated backlash over the alabama abortion law. this morning, calls for boycotts are growing louder from lawmakers to a-list celebrities who are vowing not to work or spend money in that state and it is not just alabama now. abc's steve osunsami is in atlanta and, steve, georgia now facing the same backlash in the wake of a new anti-abortion law there. >> reporter: that's right, cecilia. we are standing outside the front steps of the georgia state capitol and the fight over abortion is not just legislative, it's becoming economic.
7:04 am
big budget hollywood productions called the south home in the last few years thanks to generous tax breaks approved by lawmakers. "black panther," "the avengers," "the blindside" and so much more. now hollywood actors and producers are calling for boycotts. in georgia which recently banned nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, jason bateman, alyssa milano, gabrielle union and don cheadle are refusing to pull productions in the state where more than 150 tv shows and movies were filmed last year. overnight former gubernatorial candidate stacey abrams encouraged them not to punish workers of the industry. most of whom likely oppose the new laws as well. >> the only real compromise is for government and politicians to say that we don't get to decide what a woman does with her body. [ chanting ] >> reporter: this morning democratic lawmakers in maryland and colorado are threatening to cancel all government travel to
7:05 am
alabama and threatening to pull investments from any companies headquartered there. on social media #boycottalabama is going viral with help from celebrities like rihanna and chris evans. abortion activists are calling for a total boycott of mercedes-benz which produces cars at a plant outside tuscaloosa and has u.s. headquarters in georgia. they're also targeting alabama's $15.1 billion poultry industry. speaking to reporters on thursday vice president pence cheered the new laws saying i'm proud to be part of a pro-life administration, and president trump and i have worked for the sanctity of life since the outset of this administration. democrats running against them are promising to bring the fight on the issue. >> i can tell you one thing, if this is the fight that president trump wants, if this is a fight that he wants with the american people, if this is a fight he wants with america's women, it is a fight he will have and it is a fight he will lose. >> reporter: even the top republican in the house says
7:06 am
some of these restrictions go too far. >> in my whole political career i also believed in rape, incest or life of the mother. there were exceptions. that's what republicans have voted on in this house. >> reporter: as a resident, if the movie industry were to get up and leave the state, the people that would be hurt the most are those who live in the most liberal counties in georgia. the people pushing these laws have a sense of righteousness on their side and no boycott will change that. cecilia? >> you really captured that debate well there, steve. thank you. michael? now to that f-16 crash in california. the military fighter jet slamming into a warehouse leaving this gigantic hole behind. the pilot managed to eject safely before the accident, but others were injured inside. our chief national correspondent matt gutman is on the scene in riverside, california, with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, michael. in fact, 12 people transferred
7:07 am
to area hospitals but firefighters we spoke to said it could have been so much worse given the fact that this was a 25,000-pound fighter jet careening into an industrial zone in the middle of a workday at a couple of hundred miles an hour and given the fact that it might have had ammunition and missiles on board. that f-16 fighter jet seemed to fall right out of the sky slamming into a southern california warehouse. >> that's a military airplane in our building. >> reporter: the air national guard jet on a training mission smashing to a stop amid those metal racks and cardboard boxes, its tail the only thing visible above the pile of wreckage. >> i heard the explosion. i turned around and i just seen the burst of flames. >> reporter: the crash raining debris on workers inside, 12 rushed to the hospital. >> i just seen the ceiling from all over the building just start collapsing. >> just glad to be alive. >> reporter: the pilot apparently losing control of the jet just shy of the base's runway, able to eject and parachute to safety.
7:08 am
his parachute and cockpit landg heun his plane veering off. >> the airplane was probably coming home and it was low on gas. that's good because when it impacted that warehouse there was no serious fire or the fire that was there was put out very quickly. >> reporter: from the air you can see jets of water from the warehouse sprinkler system shooting down water and debris, spilling into the parking lot. this unit's mission is to protect the skies over the united states to prevent another 9/11 which means that many of its planes and patrols are armed. another thing investigators are going to want to know is why that pilot lost control of the plane but also why that plane seemed to veer so far off that runway and into a populated area. cecilia? >> a lot of big questions. matt, thank you. we turn to the white house after days of heated rhetoric with iran, this morning there are signs the tensions might be easing. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl joins us now. the president made it clear he does not want to see the u.s. go to war with iran.
7:09 am
>> reporter: good morning, cecelia. the president was asked directly if the u.s. is going to war with iran yesterday and he answered simply, i hope not. and that is the message that he gave essentially to his national security team on wednesday in a briefing in the situation room saying flatly he does not want to go to war. the message that i am hearing from senior officials is essentially the president doesn't want war, but he will do everything necessary to protect american lives and if iran or iranian proxies attack u.s. interests in the region, that they will not like the u.s. response. this comes after a week of really heightening tensions with iran. on one hand you had the state department order all non-essential u.s. personnel home from the embassy in iraq citing intelligence that iran or its proxies could attack american assets there. the pentagon, of course, deployed a u.s. -- a carrier strike group to the arabian sea and we saw four oil tankers in the region sabotaged with u.s. officials suggesting that iran
7:10 am
, the ent has made it negotiations with iran than military conflict. george. >> trying to tamp down that tension. jon, thanks very much. we're going to get the latest now on the mueller investigation. after a court orders the release of documents that raise questions about how president trump's team may have tried to influence the testimony of former national security adviser michael flynn. our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas joins us from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: george, good morning. that's right. we're getting new details about just how extensively michael flynn cooperated with the special counsel. in a newly released document it suggested flynn told prosecutors he was feeling pressure from the president and his supporters. mueller's team said flynn told them, quote, either he or his attorneys received communications from persons connected to the administration or congress that could have affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation. there was apparently a voice mail that documents this. we'll also get more details about flynn's big lies.
7:11 am
the judge in the case is planning to read transcripts of his conversations with the russian ambassador about president obama's sanctions targeting the russians for hacking hillary clinton's emails. what did flynn tell him? looks like we'll find out. flynn said he did not discuss those sanctions, george. >> so more documents will be released, but still no congressional testimony from robert mueller. it appears the negotiations have stalled? >> reporter: that's right. attorney general barr continues to say mueller's free to testify but house judiciary chairman jerry nadler expressed frustration yesterday that he still can't get a date for testimony. my sources are suggesting the reclusive mueller is not eager to be caught in the political crossfire but those negotiations continue, george. >> pierre thomas, thanks very much. michael? >> george, thank you. now to that big change in the s.a.t. this is coming in the wake of the college admissions scandal. the organization behind the exam announcing that all students will get an adversity score. our chief national affairs correspondent tom llamas is here wi mning to you. this is a major move that could have a profound impact on the 2
7:12 am
million students that take the s.a.t.s every year. the days of just getting tested in verbal and math proficiency may be over. can you measure grit, and is that fair? this morning, we're learning more about a new tool now being tested to possibly help level the college playing field and curb admission scandals like some seen in the "varsity blues" investigation including what happened with felicity huffman who pleaded guilty to paying big bucks to increase her daughter's test scores. the college board responsible for the s.a.t. planning to assign an adversity score along with the actual test score for each student. >> i think this tool is completely honest and says to students with less, we get that you have less. we're honest about that. but you can still achieve at a very high level and tell students with a lot of privilege, hey, we recognize that about you too and we will expect more from you. >> reporter: here's how it works. on a scale of 1 to 100 the college board will calculate a student's disadvantage level by looking at the student's
7:13 am
neighborhood, family and school. 15 factors will be examined closely such as crime, the poverty rate and median income in their neighborhood. also, is the student raised by a single parent? is english a second language? already 50 schools have tested the system with a planned rollout of 150 more. but not everyone is on board. the dean of georgetown telling "the washington post" we have so much personal data on all of our applicants that we don't feel the need for a tool like this. now, if you noticed i didn't mention the word race. the college board says they will not take that into account. the thinking that courts have challenged affirmative action policies at universities and they're trying to make this bulletproof. again, this is still being tested out and some schools have made it clear they're not on board but many schools like this idea. they like that they can put the s.a.t. score in more context. >> it does seem like a fair solution. okay, tom, thanks. we're going to turn now to new developments in that heated police encounter in colorado. you'll remember it.
7:14 am
we showed it to you a few times. a black man confronted by an officer while picking up trash in his own yard. the newly released body cam footage shows how it all started. abc's clayton sandell has the very latest. >> reporter: hey cecelia, good morning to you. this incident went viral back when part of it was posted online. this is the first time we've seen it beginning to end. a man who says he was racially profiled by the police and the cop who says he was just trying to do his job, all of it raising questions about a tense and potentially dangerous standoff. >> i couldn't help but notice you sitting on the patio out will. >> what's that? >> i couldn't help but notice you're sitting on the patio behind the building. >> yeah. >> reporter: from calm to chaotic in seconds. >> well, i'm just checking to make sure you have a right to be here. >> i just told you i lived here. i told you that i'm working, as well. >> okay. >> shouldn't that be enough for you? >> reporter: newly released body camera footage shows boulder police officer john smyly investigating zayd atkinson for
7:15 am
trespassing after spotting him picking up trash in front of his building. the tension rapidly escalates. >> sit down. >> i'm not sitting down. >> then you're probably going to get tased. >> why? >> you have a weapon. put that down. >> i have a weapon? >> put it down and comply with my order. >> reporter: atkinson is refusing. >> you're an idiot. why would you think you could tase me? i'm picking up trash on my property. >> i need to confirm it. >> which is where i live. i'm not doing anything illegal and you're not going to [ bleep ] tase me, officer. >> reporter: a scathing internal affairs investigation finding the officer did not have probable cause to charge atkinson with any crime and should have ended his contact as soon as atkinson gave his name and address. >> i told you many times to put it down. >> i'm picking up trash and you're holding a gun. you're holding it down. >> sir, put it down. >> how do you feel, officer? >> reporter: more officers arrive, eight in all, some with guns drawn. >> i will not sit down. i refuse to sit down until you
7:16 am
guys put your [ bleep ] weapons away. >> reporter: finally police confirm atkinson's story. >> does he live here? >> yes. >> okay, okay. >> reporter: and the tense 22-minute standoff ends. >> we've decided that we're going to end things at this point. >> what a surprise. >> well, i believe that this man had approached me because i am a black male in an all white town. >> reporter: boulder police claim there was no evidence atkinson was racially profiled but say smyly likely would have still been suspended or fired. instead, the 14-year veteran quit the force. boulder police say that officer smyly had no prior discipline problems. now, he will be paid almost $70,000 for what they say is vacation and sick days until his resignation is final in february. atkinson's attorneys say that is unacceptable. they plan on filing a civil rights lawsuit against the city. michael? >> all right, thank you. happens all too -- it happens too much.
7:17 am
>> that video is infuriating to watch. >> every time you see it it's even more infuriating. now we go to the nba nail-biter. the curry brothers put on a show last night trading points back and forth on the court. seth even getting four steals. he got them all from his older brother steph. he'll hear about that at the thanksgiving table. it went down to the wire with over a minute to go. seth pulling off that crucial three-pointer putting his blazers ahead but then the warriors battled back as they do winning 114-111 and the hard fought western conference finals game but there's no bad blood between the brothers, of course. after the game steph said this. >> this is like the coolest experience i think i've ever had playing against him. we talked about the stage and he was amazing tonight. you know, every minute he was out there, defensively he was the best. made three big shots in the
7:18 am
fourth quarter. it worked out perfectly. he played well and we won. >> i wonder if he would have said that had they lost. the curry parents had a lot to celebrate, a great game for both of their sons and they'll will face off tomorrow night in game three starting 9:00 eastern on espn. that's great to see these two go back and forth. >> i love it. >> he did sum it up well. following a lot of other stories this morning including how a young girl stopped a possible kidnapping when this boy was taken when his family wasn't looking. why michael jackson's sons are stepping into the spotlight. blanket and prince like you've never seen before. first back over to ginger. with this late season storm, cecilia, more than a half foot at squaw valley, california. they'll be open until the fourth of july. let's get to the weekend get aways brought to you by amazon echo.
7:19 am
good morning. we made it to friday and it's going to be dry this afternoon and a little bit milder than yesterday, but chances of rain come back this weekend and head into next week. we'll finally get back to spring warmth and sunshine wednesday of next week. north bay and the bay low to mid-60s, east bay and south bay, mid to upper 60s. tomorrow we've got several hours of rain, even some thunderstotoo a lot more coming up as we o head into the weekend. as we head into the weekend. ruggling . we had a lot of leftovers...[chuckles] i couldn't have asked for better parents, but like most people they didn't have anyone to teach them
7:20 am
the best financial habits. so we changed that. as a financial health coach, i help people every day. i try to put myself in their shoes from my own experience. i connect to them because i've been there. helping families like mine save a little money changes everything. this is personalized guidance. this is wells fargo. isn't she beautiful yes can your hair survive damage? dove conditioner proves it can. we treat one brush with dove conditioner and expose both to damaging conditions. the difference is clear. dove intensive repair conditioner. for smooth, touchably beautiful hair. ♪
7:21 am
♪ ♪ summer is heating up at pier 1. get up to 40% off all outdoor. pier 1. rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. when considering another treatment, ask about xeljanz xr, a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe
7:22 am
rheumatoid arthritis or active psoriatic arthritis for whom methotrexate did not work well enough. it can reduce pain, swelling, and significantly improve physical function. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened. as have tears in the stomach or intestines, serious allergic reactions, low blood cell counts, higher liver tests and cholesterol levels. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection. your doctor should perform blood tests before and while taking xeljanz xr, and monitor certain liver tests. tell your doctor if you've been somewhere fungal infections are common and if you have had tb, hepatitis b or c, or are prone to infections. don't let another morning go by without asking your doctor about xeljanz xr.
7:23 am
good morning, east bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings.." good morning, i'm jessica castro with "abc7 mornings." a new count of the region's homeless backs what we're all seeing in all of our communities. according to a one-time count, the number ofhomelessnessshot up 17% this year compared to the year 2017. there are now more than 8,000 homeless in the city. and in santa clara county, the crisis is just as bad, up 1% in two years. alexis? take a look at the south bay. we had a problem briefly. a northbound crash on 280,
7:24 am
several vehicles involved but just some minor injuries. that is off on the shoulder but we're looking at stop and go traffic and really the map doing a better job of giving you those residual delays. that crash just past stephens creek. you've got about a you know when you're at ross and you find.hmmm. a price that has you, like... okay. that's yes for less. say yes to the latest spring trends at 20 to 60 percent off department store prices every day. at ross. yes for less.
7:25 am
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ and because is america's #1 brokerage site our agents get more eyes on your home so you sell for thousands more than the one next door. don't get stuck in the past. sell with a redfin agent.
7:26 am
exactly what you need... yes. ...for your growing family? that's yes for less. everything your pet needs at 20 to 60 percent off specialty store prices. at ross. yes for less. hey, good morning. live doppler 7 picking up some sprinkles to light rain in the south bay, from piedmont to santa clara, friedmont and san jose. it will be mild with temperatures a little below average. i want to talk about tomorrow because i upped the storm impact scale. we'll have several hours of sdid rain followed by several hours of thunderstorms. thank you, mike.
7:27 am
coming up, the horrifying moment when two children are hit by a speeding car as they get off speeding car as they get off thei it's no ordinary day at denny's it's crepe day. a family tradition we started about twenty-two minutes ago. and from the looks of it, this tradition is going to last awhile. denny's has new crepes! see you at denny's. at comcast, we didn't build the nation's largest gig-speed network just to make businesses run faster. we built it to help them go beyond. because beyond risk... welcome to the neighborhood, guys. there is reward. ♪ ♪ beyond work and life... who else could he be? there is the moment. beyond technology... there is human ingenuity. ♪ ♪ every day, comcast business is helping businesses go beyond the expected, to do the extraordinary. take your business beyond.
7:28 am
7:29 am
♪ starts with looking buiat something old,nk and saying, "really?" so we built capital one cafes, with savings and checking accounts you can open from here in 5 minutes. this is banking reimagined. what's in your wallet? but in my mind i'm still 35. that's why i take osteo bi-flex, to keep me moving the way i was made to. it nourishes and strengthens my joints for the long term. osteo bi-flex - now in triple strength plus magnesium.
7:30 am
fuse up here alone ♪ welcome back to "gma." that's the duet so many fans have been waiting for. elton john and the actor playing him, taron egerton, teaming up for an amazing performance last night. we'll have much more on that coming up. we promise you won't have to wait a long, long time for it. >> that was the big surprise. they got a standing ovation at cannes. >> cannot wait to see it. >> great movie. >> that's ahead. first, the top headlines we're following right now. 86 million americans are on alert more storms coast to coast after severe weather slammed the midwest overnight. wind gusts up to 70 miles per fonj wkers t west record you can see it right there.
7:31 am
thankfully there was no fire and everyone made it out alive. >> thank goodness for that. tributes pouring in for architect i.m. pei who died yesterday at the age of 102. pei designed some of the world's most famous buildings from the glass pier youd outside the louvre to the national gallery of art in washington and the rock & roll hall of fame in cleveland. known for meticulous research into how a building would be used and how it could fit into its environment. here's what he said when he accepted the world's top architecture prize. he says architects search for that special quality that has the spirit of the place as no building exists alone. >> beautiful work, a beautiful mind. >> 102, wow. now we're going to go to that terrifying moment caught on camera. a woman trying to walk away with a child would place say isn't hers but thankfully a young hero stepped in just in time. adrienne bankert is in los angeles with the story. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning, michael. yes, this happened in broad daylight. the family of this child didn't
7:32 am
see what was going on and other customers in the restaurant couldn't tell what was happening. it was another young child who stopped a kidnapping. police say the woman in this surveillance video seen picking up this little boy is a child abductor. this morning marilyn ramos is in jail. watch as the 33-year-old walks into a los angeles mcdonald's, grabs a 4-year-old while his family wasn't looking and tried to put him in a car but the would-be abduction was stopped by this girl who was watching a video on her phone looked up just in time to notice everything and alerted adults who ran after ramos as she was attempting to get into a parked car and ran away as the officers followed her but was arrested the next day. now another attempted abduction, the second this week. investigators in los angeles are searching for the woman seen in this video that shows her attempting to kidnap a different 4-year-old boy trying to take his hand while he was walking with a family member. police initially suspected ramos was involved in the attempted abduction but later determined
7:33 am
the incidents were not connected. and ramos is being held on $100,000 bond. it's a reminder to all of us to pay more attention. guys. >> definitely. >> adrienne, thanks very much. a new lawsuit over safety on the football field. an ohio father suing riddell, one of the top football helmet makers in the country. he blames his son's death on brain trauma from years of youth football. abc's paula faris is here with the story. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning. this ohio lawsuit could be precedent setting. the father says he's doing this to honor his son and in his words to help other families make decisions whether or not to let minors play the game. >> riddell, leading football to a stronger future. >> reporter: this popular football helmet company, riddell, is now under fire. an ohio father is suing them over his 22-year-old son's death nearly three years ago. this week a judge giving the suit the green light to head to
7:34 am
trial. >> i hope to accomplish that no other parent has to do what i'm doing right now. >> reporter: darren hamblin claims the helmets are responsible for his son's death after more than a decade of playing football beginning at the age of 8. >> the helmet manufacturers did not design these helmets for their children and can actually increase the odds of getting brain damage. >> reporter: cody died after he suffered a seizure while fishing causing him to fall off the boat and drown. his father says an autopsy confirmed the seizure was caused by cte, that degenerative brain disease found in some athletes. in the lawsuit hamblin says the helmets are unsafe for their intended purpose. riddell calls the claims meritless telling us hamblin's allegations are unproven and vigorously contested. doctors tell us there is no helmet that can prevent concussion. >> the brain moves inside the
7:35 am
skull and no matter how thick padding is, the brain has the ability to slosh back and forth to tear a fiber, stretch fibers so there is no concussion-proof helmet. >> now, riddell claims that its new helmet will absorb energy on impact but, george, you just heard in that piece there is no helmet to fully prevent a concussion when the brain slams into the skull. what the helmet can do, it can prevent facial fractures and skull fractures. there is no helmet out there to prevent concussions. >> no question about that but what does this mean for pro players? >> 800 former nfl players have filed a lawsuit against riddell claiming that they knew about the dangers of concussion and they didn't do enough. that is pending trial but this particular trial in ohio could be precedent setting. >> paula faris, thanks very much. we turn to chilling new video at an ohio bus stop. children hit by a speeding car as they got off their school bus. take a look at this.
7:36 am
the kids thankfully, we want to tell you, are okay. but the car speeding up on the left-hand side ignores the bus' flashing bus lights. you hear the honking horn. the driver is blasting his horn yelling trying to prevent the accident. police say the teenage driver took off but later turned herself in. incredibly those kids were not seriously hurt. 7-year-old mason, you can see him there got a few bumps and bruises and his mom is working with her local senator proposing stricter laws for those that blow past school buses. can't say it enough. if they're stopped they're stopped for a reason and follow those signs. coming up, who will take the throne? here we go. the prediction. will monday see the most sick day calls of the year? we'll find out. if anybody is sick here we'll know why. next on "gma," why michael jackson's children prince and the notoriously private blanket are now stepping into the spotlight. spotlight. now i'm on a roll ♪ ♪ this euphoria feels phenomenal ♪ ♪ feels so good
7:37 am
♪ better than my birthday ♪ feels so good ♪ higher than a jet plane ♪ feels so good ♪ swish up on that fadeaway ♪ feels so good ♪ even got my own parade ♪ come on ♪ what a feeling get your game on with same day delivery order pickup and drive up. target run and done. look! a door to another dimen... oh, no, just a bag. train insane, or remain the same. phew! we'll never totally figure them out. but we do know what makes them happy. meow mix. forty years and still the only one cats ask for by name. if you have moderate to little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla.
7:38 am
otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. upper respiratory tract infection and headache may occur. tell your doctor about your medicines and if you're pregnant or planning to be. ready to treat differently with a pill? otezla. show more of you. (sheila) (neil) oh it's so good to see you. (neil) are you just hanging out with the mom's of other famous people? (oracene) what's up neil? (neil) hi venus and serena's mom. snoop dogg's mom. dwayne jonhson's mom. odell's mom. am i in trouble? (sheila) no honey there's nothing wrong. (oracene) although he does look thin. (sharon) he does look thin. (neil) thank you? (sharon) come on over here and let us look at you. (sheila) honey, have you been getting enough sleep? (beverly) something is off.
7:39 am
(sharon) it's the hair. (neil) what's wrong with my hair? (gideon) it's definitely the hair. (neil) what? where did you - there's nothing wrong with my hair. where does your almondmilk almond breeze starts here with our almond trees in our blue diamond orchard in california. my parents' job is to look after them. at almond breeze we only use california grown blue diamond almonds in our almondmilk. ♪ and it's my job to test the product. the best almonds make the best almondmilk. blue diamond almond breeze. and now the best almonds also make the best almondmilk creamer.
7:40 am
all right. we are back with michael jackson's youngest child blanket stepping out of his father's shadow and starting a new youtube channel with his brother prince. chris connelly has more from los angeles. hey, chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. yeah, the two sons of the late michael jackson dipping a toe into public life and for the moment at least not really performing, per se, but talking about those who do on screen. so look who's a college graduate. that's 22-year-old prince jackson, oldest child of the
7:41 am
late michael jackson, posing to are a photograph with jackson matriarch katherine jackson and in a rare public appearance his younger brother who once went by the name blanket and now calls himself bigi. >> i thought they did something interesting. >> reporter: the youngest child of michael jackson now moving in the public eye alongside his brother prince, announcing on thursday that they were starting a movie review channel on youtube. >> but it's more of a global appearance and a broader appeal for like a lot of the audience. >> reporter: in their first outing the brothers joined in the middle by cousin taj jackson in the cap and special guest cousin james sutherland talking it up for a spoiler-enriched discussion of "avengers: endgame." >> whatever it takes. >> reporter: their hot takes fuelinged by plenty of pizza. >> i had a question i didn't want to ask anybody until we did this. >> reporter: the surprise of the though is the appealing high schooler bigi, little heard of when he was still called blanket as during this family interview
7:42 am
with robin roberts. >> blanket, what do you have there? what's that little thing? >> reporter: many recall his father dangling his infant self over a hotel balcony. now a voluble 17-year-old with lots to say about the marvel cinematic universe which he rewatched in its entirety to prep for "end game." >> there are so many great scenes of acting. robert downey jr. is probably the best performance throughout the movie. their warm brother-in-law exchanging offer an array of good news in a seismic year for their family. >> but like the perfections and imperfections type stuff, i love this movie. >> reporter: these two starting to make their own mark a little bit and definitely agreeing among themselves that "avengers: endgame" is pretty much their favorite movie ever, guys. >> i thought you were going to send us pizza. no pizza. >> reporter: i love how low-fi it is. they start talking about the
7:43 am
movie and then interrupt the conversation to introduce themselves and then start talking about the movie again and then the pizza arrives. >> we could do that here. >> reporter: i'm all in favor of that. >> do you know what bigi stands for? >> i think it's a family nickname. something he's using himself and i guess it's really the name we should begin to call himself by. he introduces himself as bigi so that's the name he's going by these days. >> interesting. thanks, chris. >> thank you, chris. coming up our "play of the day." this song is a clue. ♪ the final countdown i have heart disease, watch what i eat, take statins, but still struggle to lower my ldl bad cholesterol. which means a heart attack or stroke. could strike without warning, pulling me away from everything that matters most. (siren) because with high bad cholesterol, my risk of a heart attack or stroke is real. ♪ repatha® plus a statin seriously lowers bad cholesterol by 63%. and significantly drops my risk of having a heart attack
7:44 am
or stroke. do not take repatha® if you are allergic to it. repatha® can cause serious allergic reactions. signs include: trouble breathing or swallowing, or swelling of the face. most common side effects include runny nose, sore throat, common cold symptoms, flu or flu-like symptoms back pain, high blood sugar, and redness, pain, or bruising at the injection site. i won't let a heart attack or stroke come between me and everything i love. neither should you. tell your doctor to lower your ldl and reduce your risk with repatha®. pay no more than $5 per month with the repatha® copay card. and reduce your risk with repatha®. and my purpose is to always protect my girl cj. no matter what. "a dog's journey" is... [ barking ] aww.
7:45 am
rudy got older and suddenly stopped eating...t, then we found freshpet. now rudy's 13, and going on 3. ♪ [spanish recording] so again, using "para", you're talking about something that is for someone. ♪ pretty good. could listening to audible inspire you to start something new?
7:46 am
download audible and listen for a change. by the laughing cow you can dunk, snap, or twirl. so however you snack, snack like you. the laughing cow.
7:47 am
♪ ♪ we are back now with our "play of the day" and do you know what this sunday is? well, our resident "game of thrones" expert amy robach does. >> dli l duh. >> cue the music. ♪ it's the final countdown >> the final countdown to the big finale. amy, the floor is yours. >> i love this song but hate what it represents. it is the final countdown for "game of thrones." fans around the world gearing up for sunday's epic series finale. no one knows who will ultimately sit on the iron throne but these two fans may have a chance. take a look at what they've accomplished. ♪ >> oh, yeah, i recognize that song.
7:48 am
thomas and matthew rhodes told us that recreating the famous theme song took them seven hours to make. one hour for each of the seven kingdoms. the brothers from england filled 25 bottles with different levels of water so they would have the different pitches and it took 300 takes. obviously this song gets stuck in your head but you know to say this final episode is highly anticipated is an understatement. according to the workforce institute at kronos it is estimated nearly 11 million americans will call out of work on monday. >> no way. >> yes, and 27 million will be late or at least distracted because they'll look up what does this mean? why did this happen? adding up to $3 billion in lost productivity. these numbers we only see the day after the super bowl, so, guys, i don't know how i'm feeling. [ coughing ] the other thing i found so interesting, listen to this. there is a "game of thrones" counseling service that has been set up where fans can call in because the end of the series it can cause depression and these
7:49 am
people will have a vast knowledge of the show and can just talk you through certain plot lines -- you can revisit certain seasons if you need to have a little bit more. it's available to you if you -- >> we'll let you work it out on the air monday morning. >> we're here for you. >> i'm serious. took those guys 300 take, seven hours. what do they do for a living? >> maybe they can make money on their new youtube channel. i'm not sure. anyway, it is something -- i think for those of us -- you guys should start watching. it's okay. just go back to season one and start from the beginning and get swept up in "game of thrones". >> you won't watch in costume? >> no, i do not -- no, no. i might have a goblet. >> do you have a costume? >> no, i don't have a costume. >> now what are you going to do with your sundays? >> maybe start watching it again? it's so good. >> all right. maybe we'll see you on monday or maybe not. coming up, britney spears' new message amid questions about her future and the secret "friends" trip before they
7:50 am
became friends. "friends" trip before they became friends. oh it's so good to see you. (neil) are you just hanging out with the mom's of other famous people? (oracene) what's up neil? (neil) hi venus and serena's mom. snoop dogg's mom. dwayne jonhson's mom. odell's mom. am i in trouble? (sheila) no honey there's nothing wrong. (oracene) although he does look thin. (sharon) he does look thin. (neil) thank you? (sharon) come on over here and let us look at you. (sheila) honey, have you been getting enough sleep? (beverly) something is off. (sharon) it's the hair. (neil) what's wrong with my hair? (gideon) it's definitely the hair. (neil) what? where did you - there's nothing wrong with my hair. moving? that's harder now because of psoriatic arthritis. but you're still moved by moments like this. don't let psoriatic arthritis take them away. taltz reduces joint pain and stiffness
7:51 am
and helps stop the progression of joint damage. for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, 90% saw significant improvement. taltz even gives you a chance at completely clear skin. don't use if you're allergic to taltz. before starting, you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection, symptoms, or received a vaccine or plan to. inflammatory bowel disease can happen with taltz, including worsening of symptoms. serious allergic reactions can occur. for all the things that move you. ask your doctor about taltz. this washer holds that's going to come in handy. are we pregnant?! what? pregnant?! (kids excited) i'm keeping my room. please. our new largest capacity washer. another way we make good things, for life. the type of person who would never leagood hustle.nging... is the same type of person who will have your back throughout the entire car buying or selling experience,
7:52 am
because helping people is what carmax people are all about. play it cool and escape heartburn fast with new tums chewy bites cooling sensation. ♪ tum tum tum tums with new tums chewy bites cooling sensation. ♪ ♪ right now, when you buy a red nose at walgreens, you can help a child live a healthier life. walgreens. trusted since 1901. so kim, you going for our big drive safe & save discount? yup, using the app. i've been quite vigilant. sharon says step on it. the meeting's started. ok, write her back 'dear sharon, don't mess with my discount!'
7:53 am
faster mommy, i gotta go to the bathroom. i do too honey, but we're gonna hold it for mommy's discount. easy, easy! but you're in labor? don't mess with my discount! uh hem. get a discount up to 30% with drive safe & save from state farm. welcome back to welcome back to "gma." i've got some help here. i have an incredible service dog training to help people with diabetes and we have a huge surprise for a very lucky boy that involves polar coming up. so you'll be seeing that. let me go ahead and take you through a little moment that will make your friday better. why wouldn't you want to go to tasmania with us and see a wombat. that's right. getting a little back scratch on the wheel of a tire. the best part, the guy has no idea at the beginning and then it's like what is that moving my bike? oh, it's just a wombat.
7:54 am
we thought it was really cute. then speaking of scratching your back, polar, you'll like this one, oh, no, getting a little back scratch off the pinball th polar and then the friends flashback. it's the story behind the photo that you've never seen until we showed it to you this morning, the cast on their secret trip just before they became famous. and will smith, yeah, he's going on a magic carpet ride so wait till you see what happened when he grabbed our camera. elton john and taron egerton. ♪ there are roadside attractions. and then there's our world-famous on-road attraction. the 2019 glc. lease the glc 300 suv for just $479 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
7:55 am
at comcast, we didn't build the nation's largest gig-speed network just to make businesses run faster. we built it to help them go beyond. because beyond risk... welcome to the neighborhood, guys. there is reward. ♪ ♪ beyond work and life... who else could he be? there is the moment. beyond technology... there is human ingenuity. ♪ ♪ every day, comcast business is helping businesses go beyond the expected, to do the extraordinary. take your business beyond. "good morning america" is sponsored by state farm. talk to an agent today at 800-state-farm. 800-state-farm.
7:56 am
good morning, south bay. let's get up and get >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. i'm jessica castro. mike nicco has our forecast. >> light sprinkles possible. you can see from mulpitas. sliding down to the valley. our only pretty dry day moving forward. tomorrow we have several hours of showers. we have westbound traffic on 580 west of the richmond-san rafael bridge, however, it's only a little bit less than we normally see. tracy to dublin, westbound 4 antioch to concord and 101 to the beltway.
7:57 am
britney spears is showing another video proving you need to place yourself in the moment. ♪ our products make the wins more victorious... ♪ and the rewards even sweeter. you need confidence in the appliances you select to build the home and life you love. our products and services bring moments like this to every family. including kenmore. sears, making moments matter.
7:58 am
7:59 am
8:00 am
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the growing battle over the abortion ban. a movement to boycott alabama and georgia as officials in other states call for economic retaliation. celebrities call on the film industry to pull out of production. even republican leaders questioning whether the new bills go too far. severe weather alerts. storm threats from coast to coast at this hour. dangerous and damaging high winds, large hail, even tornadoes on the way and where the massive storm system is heading. ♪ hit me baby one more time >> new overnight britney spears posting this video, millions of her fans showing their support. is this britney sending a message about all the tabloid scrutiny? ♪ 24 karat magic meghan and harry about to celebrate their one-year anniversary. this morning her landmark fashion moments all year long and how you can steal her style for less.
8:01 am
a look that you can shop with "gma" this morning. ♪ i'll be there for you "friends" flashback. the photo you've never seen of the cast just before they became famous and the story behind it about the road trip they took together before "friends" became a phenomenon. ♪ a whole new world >> we're headed into a whole new world with will smith. he's taking you on the road and through the real life inspiration for "aladdin" and look who is saying -- >> good morning, america. ♪ a whole new world this song puts you in a good mood. good morning, america. hope you guys are doing well this friday morning. >> and we also have a wonderful surprise in store for a 9-year-old boy this morning. his name is eli and that's his mom brook. eli has type one diabetes. he waiting to get matched with a service dog who will be able to detect when his blood sugar
8:02 am
levels drop. >> he has no idea he's about to meet his new dog live right here on "gma." >> sweetest dog. >> there he is. >> take a look. that's a lab polar. cannot wait to see this. it's going to be great. >> polar is a very chill dog. news to get to including that intensifying battle over abortion as more lawmakers take steps to restrict it or ban it and some are calling for boycotts of those states and steve osunsami in atlanta has more. >> reporter: good morning. this fight is moving from legislative to economic over abortion and targeting the movie industry which is quite large. 450 movies and tv shows were filmed in georgia last year. actress alyssa milano is leading the charge. she was even at the state capitol lobbying law makers who were debating the heart beat work and it didn't work.othe a cancel travel to alabama and the poultry industry is being targeted, so is mercedes-benz that has headquarters in georgia.
8:03 am
democratic gubernatorial candidate in georgia stacy abrams pointed out that all of these efforts target workers, some who live in blue counties and as a resident and longtime observe i would argue many of the lawmakers pushing these bills through have a sense of righteousness and feel that god is on their side and no amount of boycott will change that. they are absolutely fine if hollywood got up and left. >> one thing we're seeing is the reaction where other states are moving to protect abortion rights. steve, thanks very much. cecelia? we turn to millions of americans bracing for those severe storms stretching from coast to coast. let's go back over to ginger with the latest. the midwest is now expecting even more flash flooding? >> yes, we're talking minnesota, wisconsin, farmers that are hurting as far south as mississippi but these pictures from spokane, washington, where you see flash flooding, the impacts there. that was more than an inch and a half of rain coming quickly. at least 100 severe storm reports, most concentrated from, say, tiffin, iowa and hamilton county, indiana represent 70-mi through.
8:04 am
we are not done with it.eranthe here. if you are in west virginia today, southeastern ohio or, say, washington, d.c., watch for damaging winds. the strong winds, hail and tornadoes possible from the high plains in nebraska down into west texas. but it's not done. tomorrow especially through the morning hours if you have outdoor plans and your kids have a soccer game, dallas-ft. worth, watch out for severe storms. michael, we'll be watching these all through the great lakes all through sunday. >> all right. thank you, ginger. now to the milwaukee radio station that's taking the nba finals very seriously making sure that the drake curse does not strike the bucks. the host of 103.7 kiss fm's ed ovg akngunti the drake curse usually hits the team he supports but drake is trying to reverse it by wearing the gear of the team he wants t.
8:05 am
it appears to be working. he wore sixers shorts and the raff raptors won that series. but against milwaukee they're down by one. they'll face off again tonight in game two and i guarantee he will be wearing something for the milwaukee bucks. >> reverse strategy. >> i know he hopes it kicks in. britney spears is sharing that video amid questions about her future and we can't wait for that young boy who is about to get a life-changing surprise. >> looking forward to that. also, duchess meghan's most memorable looks from last year and how you can get them for less. plus, we've got a great audience upstairs. we'll join you in a few minutes. be right back. with the capital one savor card
8:06 am
you earn 4% cash back on dining and 4% on entertainment. so when you go out, you cash in. what's in your wallet? ♪ ♪ my body is truly powerful. i have the power to lower my blood sugar and a1c. because i can still make my own insulin. and trulicity activates my body to release it like it's supposed to. trulicity is for people with type 2 diabetes. it's not insulin. i take it once a week. it starts acting in my body from the first dose. trulicity isn't for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. don't take trulicity if you're allergic to it, you or your family have medullary thyroid cancer, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. stop trulicity and call your doctor right away
8:07 am
a lump or swelling in your neck, increases low blood sugar risk.a side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, belly pain and decreased appetite, which lead to dehydration and may worsen kidney problems. i have it within me to lower my a1c. ask your doctor about trulicity. summer is heating up at pier 1. get up to 40% off all outdoor. pier 1.
8:08 am
agine if we we would be such good friends. best friends. advantage ii, kills fleas through contact all month long. i mean he's a wreck without me. advantage ii, fight the misery of biting fleas. with advil liqui-gels, what stiff joints? what bad back? advil is... relief that's fast. strength that lasts. you'll ask... what pain? with advil liqui-gels. your control. like bedhead.
8:09 am
hmmmm. ♪ rub-a-dub ducky... and then...there's national car rental. at national, i'm in total control. i can just skip the counter and choose any car in the aisle i like. so i can rent fast without getting a hair out of place. heeeeey. hey! ah, control. (vo) go national. go like a pro.
8:10 am
♪ welcome back to "gma." a great friday morning audience here. winner will be chosen. the winner will be right here on monday morning. [ cheers and applause ] and now "pop news." >> good morning, guys. happy friday, everybody. holy pop news, batman. there is a new actor set to take the reins in the next batman movie. any guesses? anyone? >> no idea. >> it's robert pattinson. >> whoa. >> according to "variety" the actor is responding to the bat signal and currently in negotiations to star in the next installment of the film. sources telling the magazine the deal isn't done just yet but the former "twilight" heartthrob is who will direct the next upcoming film, making pattinson
8:11 am
the youngest actor to ever play the caped crusader. the new batman currently scheduled to hit theaters in june 2021. who saw that coming? >> i'm liking the choice. >> different choice. now "rocketman" star taron egerton and the real rocketman lit it up before the premiere of the highly anticipated film. yesterday the two were pretty coy when asked if they might have something up their sequinned sleeves for the premiere. turns out they did. take a look. ♪ and i think it's gonna be a long long time til touchdown brings me around again to find ♪ ♪ i'm the not the man they think i am at home oh no, no, no ♪ ♪ i'm a rocketman rocketman burning out his fuse up here alone ♪ >> glasses and all. afterwards sir elton telling attendees it was an incredibly emotional evening for him and it was for taron too. cameras caught him misty-eyed.
8:12 am
just after the screening. "rocketman" opens nationwide may 31st, so it's coming soon. >> i can't wait. >> you're going to love it. [ applause ] and now we have some sad news to report. grumpy cat, the adorable feline, yep, that went viral for a permanent pout has passed away. her owner taking to twitter to make the announcement saying they were unimaginably heartbroken going on to say grumpy cat made millions smile around the world. grumpy cat whose real name is tarter sauce became an internet sensation. >> didn't see that coming. >> when a photo of her looking pretty miserable went viral in 2012. she was 7 years old. at least we got good smiles. >> r.i.p. grumpy cat. >> grumpy cat. finally, a "friends" flashback. so courteney cox, one of the stars of that beloved '90s sitcom taking to instagram to show this never before seen
8:13 am
photo of the cast. look at them. they look so young. she writes, the one where the six of us went to vision and no one knew we were friends yet. so turns out this blast from the past has an interesting story. the creator of the show wanted to take them on a little trip to vegas before the show premiered to give them a chance to bond telling them something very prophetic saying, quote, this is your last shot at anonymity. once the show comes on the air you guys will never be able to go anywhere without being hounded. >> wow. >> wow. >> he was right. >> completely right. they haven't had a break since -- get it? they were on a break. we're on a break. >> i get it. >> we got it. good job. >> thank you, janai. we turn to our "gma" cover story.
8:14 am
britney spears posting a new question amid questions about her future and amy is back with more. >> in march britney enter add i wellness treatment facility and now fans are wondering is she sending a message with this latest video. ♪ >> reporter: they're the signature britney spins that made her a star and now the pop singer is showing that she's still got all the right moves posting this instagram video with the caption, me and my michael. michael, a reference to michael jackson. britney fans quickly interpreting the video as a sign that the star is feeling the tabloid scrutiny. >> i think it's confusing for the fans to figure out what's going on. i think what they should hope for is that she gets better and those around her agree she's gotten better, that she can get herself back together like she did in 200 and she can resume consideration of what her performing career will be. >> the video shows her looking healthy and sharp as ever. a reminder of the star's talent. ♪ you're toxic >> reporter: yet earlier this week her longtime manager larry rudolph implying to tmz spears may never perform again.
8:15 am
he later clarified his comments telling billboard i simply said that the vegas residency is now officially off and that she hasn't called me in months to talk about doing anything. so i'm not sure if or when she will ever want to work again. it's that simple. this all coming on the heels of a tumultuous few weeks. the 37-year-old currently caught between her parents who are fighting in court over her conservatorship which has been overseen by her father jamie spears since 2008. last week a los angeles judge ordering a new evaluation of the singer. >> she remains under a conservatorship where her father controls her finances and controls how her money is spent. in part to make sure other people don't take advantage of her. >> reporter: since walking away from her multimillion dollar vegas residency in january and checking herself into a wellness center citing the need for me time after her father suffered a ruptured colon, britney fans have been looking for any clues about when she might return to performing. >> it's a bit difficult to sift
8:16 am
through what's going on. she is sending messages she's fine. clearly the people around her think otherwise. her manager larry rudolph is basically asking her to reach out and talk to him. >> the court's request for an evaluation of britney's conservatorship may mean the entire arrangement is under review. we'll learn more when everyone returns to court. that happens sometime in september, cecilia, but we certainly hope she is feeling great. she looks great. >> she looks great. we're really rooting for her. hoping she does well. amy, thank you. george, over to you. we have the story now of a mom who did everything she could to get her son out of prison. he was convicted of felony murder. in tonight's "20/20" documentary we see how his mother went under cover to win his freedom. juju is here with more. hi, juju. >> hi george. can you imagine if your child was accused of murder, right? >> no. >> we've all heard moms say i'd do anything for my child. well, doreen quinn giuliano put
8:17 am
that into overdrive. she took on jaw-dropping disguises and turned her life upside down to fight for her son's wrongful conviction. it earned her the nickname mother justice. outraged by her son's guilty verdict for the murder of 19-year-old marc fisher, doreen quinn giuliano became her own private investigator focusing on the jurors who convicted her son after deliberating less than two hours. >> i'm devastated. but that doesn't mean i'm going to give up. i'm never going to give up. john is innocent. >> reporter: it's fair to say that what she did few mothers would ever consider. what made you decide to go undercover? >> i knew they had the wrong verdict. so i had to take a closer look at them. >> reporter: after weeks of scouring jury questionnaires, doreen finally had a lead. juror number 8, jason alo, may have known some of her son's friend and if true she believes it should have disqualified him
8:18 am
as a juror. >> she figured that the best approach would be to create this honey trap situation where she would get the juror to find her attractive. >> reporter: these pictures of her radical transformation were taken for a "vanity fair" magazine shoot. you were going to woo him. >> yeah. i knew i needed to use whatever i could, you know, low cut blouse, push-up bra. >> you would have done whatever it took. >> yes. >> even it meant taking him to bed. >> of course, of course. >> but it didn't come to that. >> no. no. >> reporter: they drank wine at the bachelorette pad she rented. ate take-out. listening to the rolling stones but turns out all the while in addition to her push-up bra and daisy dukes doreen was wearing something else, a wire. and you kept it where? >> between my boobs. >> reporter: she spent months building his trust. eventually turning their conversations towards her son john's murder trial. the undercover mother finally getting what she thinks she needs to go to court and get her son's conviction overturned. >> technically by law if i knew [ bleep ], i shouldn't have been
8:19 am
even been on that jury. >> say that again. >> i shouldn't have even been in that jury. >> we should know that the charges of jury misconduct was dismissed and he was cleared of any wrong doing. doreen and her defense team did manage to get her son's conviction overturned based not on that undercover operation but because the prosecutors withheld key information from the defense. but john her son is still behind bars perhaps awaiting another trial. in fact, i went to rikers island just a few days ago and he told me all of why he thinks the prosecutors got it all wrong. >> we'll h >> juju, thank you. the two hour " documentary "undercover pore" is on tonight abc. brought to you from las vegas, nevada, it's fry and you feel like, ah, i'm giving up. that's what 16-month-old gigi looks like right now trying to put the pants on. she's attempting. it's hard, right? it's friday morning. you know what, give up. [ laughter ]
8:20 am
yes, gigi, that is how we all feel on a friday. so sweet. please share your "gma" moments with me on my facebook page so we can share them with everyone good morning. we made it to friday and it's going to be dry this afternoon and a little bit milder than yesterday, but chances of rain come back this weekend and head into next week. we'll finally get back to spring warmth and sunshine wednesday of next week. north bay and the bay low to mid-60s, east bay and south bay, mid to upper s. tomorrow we've got several hours of rain, even some thunderstotoo [ applause ] now to our series, doggie m.d., all about the way dogs are helping to save lives and this morning we're taking a look at a diabetic alert dogs that can sniff out when your blood sugar
8:21 am
is dangerously low. maggie rulli has more. >> reporter: running errands, out to eat and, of course, hanging at home, there's forest always on call, always with his eyes locked on matt. >> it's a team. you need to have trust, a great deal of trust with your partner. >> reporter: forest is more than just matt's best friend. he's his lifeline because matt has type 1 diabetes and his body can't make insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. but forest is here to help. he's highly trained to smell matt's scent and notices changes in his blood sugar alerting matt to the ups and downs like this. >> yeah. >> he can smell it happening before this device can tell me. >> reporter: matt says forest alerts him around six times a day. >> hi. >> so that is his paw telling me that i need to be mindful of what my blood glucose is right >> rr: matstto k s nger to get blood sugar levels and relies on a pump in his arm to deliver insulin. >> what would happen if you
8:22 am
didn't perform those tests? >> i would die. i would be dead in a matter of hours. >> reporter: since he met forest two years ago, matt says he no longer feels alone in the fight. >> to have somebody with me all the time whose only job is to squeeze my arm when something is wrong, there's nothing better in the world. >> reporter: matt hopes his active lifestyle can show other people what it's like to live with type 1 diabetes. families like brooke morgan and her 9-year-old son eli. eli was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in november and they are on the list to get a trained diabetes alert dog like forest. >> with this dog it will give him more freedom and flexibility but empower him as he grows with this disease. >> reporter: for "good morning america," maggie rulli, abc news, new york. >> and we are joined by dr. jen ashton, along with brooke morgan and her son eli who has type 1 diabetes. and, doc, i want to start with you.
8:23 am
someone with diabetes, not knowing your glucose level that, can be dangerous, life-threatening so what happens to the body. >> let's do a little mini med school. it can be dangerous if your blood sugar goes very, very high, which it can and it can dangerous if it goes have low. and with type 1 diabetes, different than type 2 your body is not making enough insulin so they need to take insulin in which they do constantly and if you don't have carbohydrates and sugar on board, your blood sugar goes to the basement and then you start to get symptoms and those symptoms can start with sweating, shaking, a little nausea which probably the dogs can pick up on with their sense. then it can progress to confusion, blurred vision, seizures and can be fatal if they don't get sugar. >> having a dog like forest doesn't mean you don't check
8:24 am
your glucose levels. you have to still check. >> you absolutely have to check and you have to eat. you have to make sure you realize this is an added layer of protection and support for the person with diabetes but there are other options, there are continuous blood glucose monitors very, very common today but this is lifelong process so to offer the person a support animal to help with that is really an incredible thing. >> and, brooke, eli was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just last year. your life changed a lot when that happened. >> dramatically. >> what are you looking most forward to when eli is matched with a dogs? >> i think it's the added peace of mind, the security of knowing someone else is looking out for him too so that's what i'm looking forward to most and empowering him to take control of his disease. >> you've been on the wait list for four months. >> yes. >> what did they tell you about the process? how long dizoes it take? >> so once we reached the end of the wait list, which could be any day now, we will be sent a picture and we'll get to look at the picture and decide if this is our dog and we've decided on a lab. we're water people.
8:25 am
so the lab will then -- once we say yes, this is our dog, he will go and be trained for about 8 to 12 months and then at that point he will get to come home. we are still a ways out. >> it's a long process. >> it's a very long process and takes a lot of training on the dog's part. 8 to 12 months. we know you've been waiting to get matched with a dog for awhile so we have someone we want you to meet. so come on out, you guys. this is polar. [ applause ] that is polar. and polar, polar is 5 months old. polar is five months old. he's with his trainer ed and he's getting ready to start his training to be an alert dog but just not any alert dog, eli, he's going to be your alert dog. [ applause ] how are you feeling, eli? >> good. >> your wait is over and polar
8:26 am
is going to get training just for yoe a feeling you better get used to those kisses because he's going to be doing that. he loves you. we can see that already. >> thank you. thank you both for being here. >> thank you. >> this makes us so happy. doc, thank you with the tears coming and coming up, everybody, "aladdin" star will smith is taking over our camera and taking us behind the scenes. we'll be right back. >> announcer: after you win "american idol" what do you do next? go to "gma" and after one of these three is crowned the winner and runner up come live to "gma". only place to see hannah b.'s first date is monday on "gma."
8:27 am
good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings.." good morning. i'm reggie aqui. an oakland family is in mourning after a four-year-old boy died during a visit to the dentist. this happened four weeks ago after dung lee was given two doses of anesthesia and stopped breathing. his mother was in the waiting room when this happened. an inspection board is investigating. we do have a signal out in the north bay. it sounds like a crash between a big rig and two other vehicles. state route 21 near eighth street. they issued a signal about 20 minutes ago and said it should last about two hours. we have pretty heavy delays there in either direction. the toll plaza, a little bit of
8:28 am
sunshine breaking through but you know when you're at ross and you find.hmmm. a price that has you, like... okay. that's yes for less. say yes to the latest spring trends at 20 to 60 percent off department store prices every day. at ross. yes for less. ♪ ♪ they're the moderne stone age family. ♪ ♪ from the town of bedrock. ♪ meet george jetson. ♪
8:29 am
♪ his boy elroy. with instant acceleration, electric cars are more fun to drive and more affordable than ever. electric cars are here. plug into the present. and you find that perfect spring dress at that "oh, yeah" price? yes! that's yes for less. score the latest spring dresses at 20% to 60% off department store prices, every day. at ross. yes for less. still tracking some light south bay and it's moving ever so slowly, so watch out for some slick spots there. now, as far as what's going to happen today, we're going to see a lot more sunshine, but tomorrow almost a complete washout and more rain on the way sunday. reggie? >> mike, thank you. another abc news upd
8:30 am
2♪other abc news upd ♪ i can make your hands clap welcome back to "gma," everybody. and we have a great audience here on this friday. [ cheers and applause ] >> great audience. a great message to share. you saw robin at the coretta scott king school in atlanta. lupita nyong'o was there as well. all part of our week-long initiative with donors choose. get this, "gma" viewers raised almost $4 million to fund more than 6,000 classrooms in schools all across the country. such a fantastic organization. >> that is great. >> we're seeing the donations multiply and multiply. >> that is amazing. $4 million. and there's so much excitement for the brand-new live action movie "aladdin." will smith told us last week it's the most fun he's ever had making a movie and he and his co-stars had tons of fun at the middle east premiere as well and took us along on their magic
8:31 am
carpet ride. >> oh, great one who summons me, i stand by my oath, loyalty to wishes three. i'm kidding. watch this. good morning, we are here. we are in jordan. >> reporter: will smith and his "aladdin" co-stars took a magic carpet ride to amman, jordan. >> a big part of the movie was shot in jordan. so it's really a rare thing to be able to come and have a premiere in a place like this. i'm here with the lovely princess jasmine, naomi scott. >> hello. and the magnificent aladdin, mena massoud. >> reporter: mena massoud showing off his arabic. [ speaking a foreign language ] we're happy to be back. >> love it. >> i'm saying we love jordan. we love being here. >> do we need the top knot? >> that's my little cherry on top. >> that's great. >> reporter: the dynamic trio becoming a family while creating
8:32 am
the iconic disney movie. ♪ a whole new world >> i love you guys. i love you guys. >> we love you, will. >> go check out my squad. >> reporter: and the director guy ritchie saying that will -- ♪ try to stay calm brush up your friday salon ♪ >> reporter: -- was born to be the genie. >> my job was to encourage will, the more will the better. will is a cornucopia of creativity. i like using that word. >> cornucopia of creativity. >> and the crowd goes wild. [ cheers and applause ] >> the crowd goes wild for this movie. and we also asked will what his three wishes would be if he had a magic lamp. we only got one. he said he would want divine understanding. >> that was good enough. >> that's good enough. divine understanding. that's good enough, george. i have a question for you. if you had a magic carpet, where would you take it? >> well i got to get back to washington so it beats the amtrak train home.
8:33 am
>> any time i'm stuck in traffic let me pull it out and go over. >> we're so boring. just any time i'm stuck in traffic, let me pull it out. >> basically all three of us just want to get home on that magic carpet. there we go. "aladdin" in theaters may 24th and coming up, everybody, as the world approaches their wedding anniversary, the duchess' best fashion moments.
8:34 am
8:35 am
[ applause ] all right, guys, we are back now with some of duchess meghan's best looks as she and prince harry prepare to
8:36 am
celebrate -- i can't believe -- their first wedding anniversary this weekend so we're taking a look back at some of the new pom's most memorable fashion moments and we're going to show you how you can get some of these looks for less. first a look into her closet. from the moment she said "i do" in her custom givenchy gown all eyes have been on the new duchess. her choices loaded with meaning from the dress she wore the day baby news broke to a little known australian denim brand who lit the royal jackpot when the duke and duchess spent 16 days in the south pacific. >> incredible just to see the way people responded to it. >> reporter: the duchess recycling a pair of outland denim sustainable black skinny jeans during several outings. >> this is the jean she wore and it literally sold out within 24 hours. >> reporter: the meghan effect changing the lives of the cambodian women who make them. >> we were able to employ 46 new women and these women came from a range of different backgrounds of being trafficked for labor or
8:37 am
sex or just in general vulnerable people due to poverty. >> reporter: never losing that markle sparkle even while expecting, meghan stunning in a designers like givenchy, roland mouret, dior and carolina herrera, never letting her baby bump cramp her style, often appearing in sky high stilettos, halter tops and slitted skirts. >> these were not your average maternity muumuus. she was determined throughout her entire pregnancy to look fashionable and she did. >> reporter: earlier she glowed in this sweater maternity dress from h&m's maternity line called momma. the price, just $35. not surprisingly, it sold out within hours. and now that meghan is back in the royal spotlight after giving birth to baby archie, all eyes, of course, on the littlest royal, but fashion fans also sizing up meghan's chic trench coat dress by british designer brace wales bonner.
8:38 am
>> i am positive meghan's new mommy style is going to be amazing. >> i love that. no maternity muumuus here. our friend, melissa garcia, is joining us now. >> good morning. >> with some of the duchess' looks for less and we want to tell our viewers they can shop all of these looks on our website. >> yes. >> so let's get going with the one we've seen most recently when she came out to show baby archie to the world, kind of white trenchcoat dress and a model will show us our version of it. come on out. [ applause ] >> looking regal. >> this style dress on meghan might look familiar because she tends to wear this style. this is the fourth or fifth time she's worn this style dress before and she looks effortless and beautiful but how do we do it for less. i found this great dress from banana republic. it's about $83 and has the same silhouette. it has -- obviously the same color, white, and has that belted detail as well to give it that trench-style feel and we pulled it together with a great
8:39 am
pair of shoes from lulu's. only $29. >> amazing. >> this is a little over $100. much more affordable. >> i love the shot of you right next to meghan. we can barely tell you apart. [ applause ] >> they do look alike. >> i'll stand over here next to this meghan. this is my -- hey, girl. this is my favorite dress so far. i love this. this was her trip to morocco. >> i love this dress. >> we have another model to come out and show us. this is lovely. [ applause ] >> this is so pretty. >> this is a little bit of a departure interest what we're used to seeing meghan in, these tailored, form-fitting dresses. a loose flowy bohemian style dress but expensive. this is it carolina herrera, close to $3,000, but i was able to find this. this is from h&m, only $69.99 and what's great -- >> so pretty. >> it has that caftan bohemian feel, the paisley print lends itself against that bohemian/moroccan feel and it's perfect for the summer. i paired it with a clutch. meghan had a dior clutch which
8:40 am
was thousands. this is from and it's only $40 so it pulls the whole look together. >> you can dress it up or flat sandals. >> yes, exactly. >> we've got another look that you say is a tribute to princess diana in '92 during her visit to the taj mahal. this one, the one we'll bring out right now, less than $100. >> less than $100. yes. >> i love the color combination. >> me too, it's really fun. >> unexpected. >> and, again, it's unexpected for meghan. we're used to seeing her in more muted color palettes but took a risk, not one but two of them. but, again, this was really expensive. her coat was a canadian brand she's fond of but really expensive, close to $2,000. so this outfit was in the thousands. we found this and i really wanted to find a coat that looked just like hers. i found this from amazon. you guys, it was under $40. >> what? crazy, i know, right. >> i'm getting that.
8:41 am
>> even better, so i found the dress from amazon too. $16.97. you can't beat it. >> what? >> the shoes are from target. the whole look under $100 for the entire look. >> you look like a million bucks. the colors are lovely on you. >> so pretty. [ applause ] >> this is my staple on the weekend. jeans and a blazer. meghan loves to rock it as well. with some stilettos too. come on out. >> this is her off-duty casual self but of course she looked polished, refined and tailored. she did a monochromatic look and paired it with a blazer. really expensive but i found this blazer that looked just like it from the gap about $100, paired it with this mock turtleneck from banana republic. jeans from old navy, the shoes from lulu's and the bag from target, under $40 and there you have it. >> you don't have to spend a ton of money. >> i'm ready to go shopping. shop all these looks on our website at ginger, are you ready to go shopping with me? >> i'm so ready and so ready to start summer weather. anybody else with me? raise your hand. yes? how about we roll into summer. let me show you.
8:42 am
this is ricky bobby and ellie mae, dogs in colorado springs, they are rolling into summer. actually ellie mae has been training for four years to be in an agility competition. just like that we roll right into temperatures in the 80s on. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. no rain on the menu this afternoon. more sunshine, slightly warmer weather. tomorrow could be a washout so make sure you have a plan b. more rain su >> i'm going to start taking credit for the warm weather again. michael, you're welcome. >> all right, thank you, ginger. more now on that big update for our "gma" yearbook series. all week long we have teamed up with donors choose which is an incredible nonprofit that raises funds for classrooms, supplying students with tools they need to
8:43 am
learn and succeed and 20,000 of you made donations. we want to thank you right now and, amy, you have all the details. >> yes, really incredible. as of this morning, $4,006,141 have been raised. that's worth applause. [ applause ] this money will go to schools all over the country and here's just a few people who want to say thank you. take a look. >> you are live on "good morning america." >> reporter: our robin roberts capped off our week-long "gma" yearbook series by surprising these students at coretta scott king young women's leadership academy in atlanta. >> all: empowering every girl every day. >> this elite middle and high school for young women was our choice for the most likely to succeed. >> graduating students are earning $1 million in scholarships. >> reporter: the high achievers
8:44 am
took a much deserved break to celebrate their hard work with robin and a surprise guest. >> lupita nyong'o, y'all! >> reporter: and what better way to round out this unforgettable morning than this -- >> donors choose is donating $25,000. >> reporter: but these young ladies weren't the only winners. our generous "gma" viewers have given more than $4 million to donors choose fully funding more than 6,500 projects coast to coast. >> thank you so much for this amazing opportunity. our film and photography club has over $18,000 donated and it's already coming in. >> you're going to help me by a scientist. >> our school raised over $3,000. >> for my class i'm able do get books, a 3-d printer, lego mind storm. >> all: thank you, good morning, america. >> thank you so much for supporting us. >> thank you, donors choose.
8:45 am
>> all: thank you! you rock! >> oh, my gosh, i have chills. for more information on how to contribute to classroom projects through donors choose, visit our website. and thanks again for all of your generosity. >> so awesome. so awesome. you got a big show coming up. >> "strahan & sara" is coming up soon. you know who is here? you may want to stick around gearing up for the "game of thrones" finale and have a star from the show on our show. >> which one? >> i'm not telling you. you got to stick around to see just like everybody at home. and the cast of the tony nominated hit "tootsie" and they'll perform live. we'll be right back.
8:46 am
rodney: when i think about what makes quality public education, i think about the important people in students' lives that's beyond the classroom. marisa: the needs that students have for emotional counseling are not being met.
8:47 am
rosanne: students need art and music. more creative kids tend to be better problem solvers. angelia: one of the things that we're out there marching for is more counselors and more nurses. roxana: when we have those resources and that support, we're able to give students the education that they need. rodney: because we know quality public schools... roxana: make a better california... marisa: for all of us. >> announcer: do you have the superman of all dads? is your pops the tops? does he love "gma"? well then we'd love to hear from you because we want to give one dad one great "gma" father's day surprise. come on, it's time to start bragging about your dad. go to to tell us why your pop is the tops.
8:48 am
>> announcer: next friday, your holiday weekend starts with this "gma" summer concert. it's hozier live in central park next friday. it's a party in the park on "good morning america." presented by king's hawaiian. [ applause ] >> welcome back to "gma." so you guys remember the movie "tootsie," right, when dustin hoffman's character michael dorsey turned from this into this, his alter ego. dorothy michaels to get an acting job. we're about to see that transformation live right here. the new broadway musical "tootsie" is up for 11 tony awards. star santino fontana is nominated. now performing the song "unstoppable," here's the cast of "tootsie." [ applause ] >> michael, what's your end game for all this?is me.
8:49 am
it's coming out of me. i'm experiencing these things. >> listen to me, no you're not. >> this song is making me a broadway star. there are no limits. dorothy can have it all. play the great roles. that list i made it didn't begin to dream big enough. ♪ michael dorsey the man with the scheme and the master plan ♪ ♪ couldn't beg buy or borrow his dream but now dorothy can ♪ ♪ 'cause she's got me flying like a bird ♪ ♪ how to describe it, only one word ♪ ♪ unstoppable >> you're living in a fantasy my friend. ♪ stand aside because this girl's on a roll she's unstoppable ♪ ♪ admiration respect and control she's unstoppable ♪ ♪ half-cocked and down on my knees ♪ ♪ doors locked and suddenly she's right there beside me
8:50 am
ready to hand me the keys ♪ ♪ unstoppable ♪ unstoppable >> we've got the role. we've got the gig. we got control. we're getting big. we took the chance. we took this town. told you before show me the door i'll kick it down. ♪ when i put on the wig and the dress i'm unflappable ♪ ♪ you can't start to chart dorothy's success. it's unmapable ♪ ♪ like the crust on a hummingbird's tongue like a beer keg that's blown out its fun like a hippo protecting her young ♪ ♪ unstoppable ♪ unstoppable ♪ unstoppable ♪ look out world 'cause this girl's on a roll ♪ ♪ she's unstoppable ♪ admiration, respect, control, she's unstoppable ♪ ♪ anywhere, hollywood or broadway ♪
8:51 am
♪ any part any scene any place, nothing anyone can do can stop her ♪ ♪ unstoppable ♪ unstoppable ♪ unstoppable [ applause ] ♪ i'm taking the world over soon ♪ ♪ unstoppable ♪ no use trying to burst my balloon, unpopable ♪ ♪ no more waiting 'cause this is my time ♪ ♪ there's no mountain these heels can't climb ♪ ♪ nothing on earth can stop me 'cause i'm unstoppable ♪ ♪ she's unstoppable
8:52 am
unstoppable ♪ ♪ nothing and no one can stop me 'cause i'm unstoppable ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
8:53 am
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
8:54 am
>> announcer: next friday -- your holiday weekend starts with
8:55 am
this "gma" summer concert. it's hozier live in central park next friday. it's a party in the park on "good morning america." presented by king's hawaiian. "good morning america" is sponsored by national car rental. go national. go like a pro. [ applause ] >> our thanks to the awesome cast of "tootsie." that was so much fun. we also have another guest, eli, we're so glad you got your best friend. friend.
8:56 am
8:57 am
♪ ♪ star wars galaxy's edge opening may 31st
8:58 am
at the disneyland resort ♪ ♪ with the chase mobile app, jason wu could pay practically anyone, at any bank, all while putting on a runway show for new york fashion week. ♪ ♪ he could. or, he could make it even easier - and set up recurring payments to his neighbor. for cat sitting. (meow) whoa. you've groomed her, too. (cell phone vibrating) and now she's ready for the catwalk. life, lived jason's way. chase. make more of what's yours. good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going.
8:59 am
it's 8:59. good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." mike nicco, how is our friday? >> so far it's been a little wet in the south bay. we still have a few sprinkles showing up on live doppler 7, but most of us are seeing some sunshine. it's pretty nice to be out and about. just have your sunglasses and sunscreen ready. now let's talk about tomorrow. several hours of steady rain and several hours of showers. i bumped it up to a 2. there are even thunderstorms possible saturday and sunday and a chance for rain on tuesday. it sounds like it's going to be another hour and a half or so until they're able to clear this crash on state route 21 near state street. the north lane is blocked, so alternating traffic through the area. definitely seeing delays through shellville. carson boulevard is a little >> announcer: it's "live with
9:00 am
kelly and ryan!" all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on