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>> you can say some people, they are really upset about "game of thrones." we're going to have all the reaction that is coming up this morning. millions stayed up late watching it and they predict the number of people skipping work this morning could be similar to the super bowl. >> whoa. full attendance here this morning. we have a lot of news to get to beginning with that severe weather threat. millions of americans waking up to another round of dangerous storms after a dozen tornadoes tore through the heartland leaving a path of destruction and ginger is standing by with the latest. first let's go to rob in the storm zone in oklahoma. good morning, rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. this home was ripped apart by 1 the couple that lives here inside the home when the twister hit. the woman in this room as these walls collapsed on her. a pile of bricks pinning her to the ground. she was calling out to her husband who was elsewhere in the home, but as you can see from
our drone, much of that is gone with the exception of these interior rooms. the roof was ripped off. this was the living room, the dining room. completely gone. an ef-2 with 130-mile-per-hour winds and today's weather setup looks even worse. a destructive weekend in the central u.s. this hotel in little rock, arkansas, ripped apart, remnants from the building covering the parking lot. >> if you guys can see there is a car underneath all that debris. >> reporter: over 40 reported tornadoes barreling across six states since friday. >> getting closer. >> reporter: these storm chasers trailing one twister. >> roll your window up. roll your window up. >> reporter: coming within feet of a potential tragedy. ter:instea ty weleoture images in minneola, kansas. this morning millions across the plains bracing for another round of damaging weather. take a look at this damage in
ef-1 tornado crushed cars and left thousands without power. after some homing officials were barely left standing. this woman's home dismantled after an ef-2 hit geronimo, oklahoma. >> the roof went flying and they say some is out there in the field. >> it's somewhere in that field. >> yes. >> reporter: just as communities are beginning the cleanup, they must also brace for more potentially violent tornadoes. officials warning residents across the plains to be prepared and stay alert when the next round hits. are you worried about tomorrow? >> yeah, i'm worried about there's going to be another one. i'm not going to be around here. >> reporter: this is a historic home here in geronimo. it was the first home built ie 7
mary and her husband badly bruised and sore this morning, but they are happy to be alive. high risk ze of risk tornadoes and it's time here to say the least. robin? >> to say the very least, rob. thank you. let's go to ginger now for the timing and track of these dangerous storms and, ginger, we know you tried to get to the storm zone yourself yesterday. >> i was on a plane until 2:00 a.m. this morning and i will be on a plane later because that's how big this setup is, robin. you're seeing one of the tornadoes from the weekend behind me. it's just a precursor, as rob just said, of what is to come. the first round has already started, and we have got severe thunderstorm watches from the handhandle of texas. come with me. this is what you need to see. we have a tornado outbreak that's going to happen today. it's going to happen this afternoon and evening. we put one of our small -- one of the computer models that take short term and shows these individual cells. that's a problem. i've been storm chasing since i was in college
that's what you look for when you look for tornado development, and that's anywhere from southwestern oklahoma through wichita falls, texas, to abilene, you have a significant tornado threat. they're long track. they're wide and they end up being violent. unfortunately, robin, this comes on the anniversary of moore, oklahoma's 2013 tornado, the one that i was at and the one we saw so many people die. >> we certainly remember that, ginger. as you said you'll be heading to the storm zone later. we'll get the latest now, robin, on the escalating battle over abortion. missouri passed a ban that could head to the supreme court but now president trump and top gop lawmakers in washington are backing away from some of the most restrictive laws concerned about a voter backlash in 2020. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce is in washington with the story. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. more than a dozen states passed new restrictions on abortions but now we are seeing a growing number of republicans who are anti-abortion saying they are not on board with parts of these strict new bans including now the president. [ chanting "my body, my choice" ]
president trump is now wading into the debate suggesting some laws may be going too far tweeting this weekend, i am strongly pro-life with the three exceptions, rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother adding, we must stick together and win more life in 2020. but in missouri -- [ chanting ] >> reporter: -- where protesters flooded the state capitol the governor stands ready to sign a bill banning abortions after eight weeks. that does not include exceptions for rape or incest. >> i've been pretty clear where i have been from day one on right to life. i think always, always it's the most important to protect the women's health and advocate for the unborn. >> reporter: in alabama where the governor just signed a near total ban on all abortions, the only exception is if the mother's life is in danger. the abortion debate now front and center on the campaign trail now too. >> i hope america's women are paying attention because
president trump has started a war on america's women, and if it's a fight to ha it's a fight he's going to have. >> the dialogue got caught up on where you draw the line that we got away from the fundamental question of who gets to draw the line and i trust women to draw the line when it's their own body. >> reporter: george, supporters of these new restrictions say they have a clear goal, they want this issue to be taken up and challenged in the supreme court. and, george, while the president may take issue with some of these new laws he promised to overturn roe v. wade by appointing anti-abortion justices to the supreme court. >> he's got in a bit of a dilemma on that one. meanwhile, mary, the first republican member to call for president trump to be impeached. >> reporter: yes, george. justin amash. he's never been a big supporter of president, but now he is the first to come out and say he believes the president's behavior meets the threshold for impeachment. as you can imagine that's not sitting well with the president. he blasted amash on twitter calling him a lightweight and while amash's comments aren't surprising they are certain to be used as further ammunition by the democrats.
>> and may put more pressure on the democrats as well. mary bruce, thanks very much. george, now to a new attack raising tensions in the middle east. a rocket exploding less than a mile from the u.s. embassy in iraq on sunday. our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is tracking the very latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. tensions are already high in the region, and this rocket attack rattled those in the so-called green zone. there were no injuries, but the rocket did explode within a mile of the embassy. the american embassy is already operating at reduced capacity because of unspecified threats from iran. although no one has claimed responsibility for this attack, officials there say it was launched from an area where iranian-backed militias operate. a short time after the rocket exploded, president trump tweeting, if iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of iran. never threaten the united stat
just a short time ago saying, never threaten an iranian. try respect. robin? >> back and forth as you said. very, very tense times and already our forces were on high alert with warships now there? >> reporter: they are. we now have a carrier strike group in the arabian sea and those american bombers as well as a show of force to iran. but president trump says he does not want war with iran, but says he does not want them to have nuclear weapons either, robin. >> all right, martha, thank you. michael? now to new concerns about tourist travel in egypt after that bombing of a bus near the pyramids that injured 17 people. our foreign correspondent james longman is tracking the latest. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, michael. thankfully no one was killed but the u.s. embassy in cairo issuing a statement saying that they're not aware of any injuries to u.s. citizens at this time, warning people to please avoid this area, and to monitor local media for updates. at least 17 people were injured including several south african tourists. three of the injured were taken to the hospital and take a look at the damage to the bus,
windows on one side totally blown out by the roadside bomb and the force of the blast damaging a nearby car. >> we want to know, has anyone claimed responsibility for the attack? >> reporter: no, no, michael. not so far. the government has been fighting islamic militants and it happened just a few hundred yards away from the neo-national museum that is being built, and it's meant to boost tourism on which egypt relies, but the bombing is a big blow. it's the second attack in less than six months. in december, three vietnamese tourists and their local guide were killed, michael. >> big blow indeed. thank you so much, james. george? back here at home, an investigation under way into a massive house explosion in indiana that left one dead, two injured. there you see the enormous debris field and shatters windows and completely levelled the home. 15 other homes nearby were damaged. five so badly that homeowners were told it was not safe to go back. officials are still investigating the cause. we move to that bizarre encounter with a fan for arnold schwarzenegger.
the action star and former governor decided not to press charges against the man who drop kicked him in the back at an event in south africa. abc's eva pilgrim here with the story. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning. of all the people in the world to drop kick, arnold isn't the one most would pick, and the governor proving he's still got it. it's been a while since he first stepped onto the screen as the terminator. >> i need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle. >> reporter: but this weekend 71-year-old arnold schwarzenegger proving it's still a bad idea to mess with the governator. one man at the arnold classic sports festival in south africa learned that the hard way after landing a flying kick into schwarzenegger's back. in this video you see despite the attacker taking a running start, arnold barely moved. unfazed. the man organizers called a crazed fan quickly tackled by security. >> you are terminated. >> reporter: schwarzenegger later tweeted that he thought he was simply jostled by the crowd
until he saw the video later writing, i'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my snapchat. >> hasta la vista, baby. >> reporter: it was just last year the terminator star and former california governor underwent heart surgery. >> i'm not great yet. great is a totally different level. but i'm good. >> reporter: this weekend schwarzenegger totally unfazed. >> i'll be back. >> schwarzenegger is not planning to press charges instead saying he hopes this serves as a wake-up call for the guy and that he gets his life on the right track. but just a crazy scene. >> able to get all the way across the gym without security getting him. >> lucky he wasn't hurt. thank you so much, eva. now to an incredible act of generosity. it is changing the lives of hundreds of students. the commencement speaker at morehouse college vowing to pay off the student loans of every graduate in the class of 2019 to the tune of $40 million.
abc's steve osunsami is there at morehouse college in atlanta with more and, steve, i know these graduates are happy this morning. >> reporter: they are. administrators here at morehouse had a copy of this speech in advance and none of this, michael, was in there. class, 2. i know my class will make sure they pay this forward. >> reporter: this is the $40 million moment no one saw coming. >> on behalf of the eight generations of my family who have been in this country, we're going to put a little fuel in your bus. my family is making a grant to eliminate their school loans. >> reporter: billionaire robert f. smith surprised the graduating class at morehouse college sunday with a mountain of jegenerosity, promising to p off the college debt of every
student. there's nearly 400 in the class. students, faculty, they couldn't believe their ears. the look on this man's face says everything. parents were overjoyed. >> i asked a person to the left of me and to the right of me, the person in front and back of me, is this really what he said? >> reporter: graduates jumped to their feet and had even more reason to dance across the stage while accepting their diplomas. for brandon santo, this means he'll no longer carry more than $100,000 in student loans. >> i was completely shocked. like that's actually the best gift i've ever received in my life. >> reporter: robert f. smith is the billionaire most americans have never heard of. a tech and private equity titan with an estimated net worth of $5 billion. people call him the quiet billionaire, but that changed a bit when he appeared here, on the cover of "forbes" magazine, and moved past oprah winfrey to become the wealthiest african-american in the country. grateful students are already talking about giving back. >> robert smith has changed my life, and if i was in his position i would want to do the same thing as well.
>> reporter: smith was the first black business leader to sign bill and melinda gates' giving pledge where the wealthiest americans agree to give half of their wealth to philanthropy. michael? >> oh, wow, steve. incredible story. we've been smiling all morning about this one. really amazing. >> the ripple effect it will have. >> think about philanthropy. this is literally life-changing. you take $100,000 debt from a young student they can take a different job and have a completely different path. >> it changed their descendants as well, not just the graduate but their children to come. >> pay it forward. nba playoffs double overtime thriller last night. the raptors returning home, finally breaking through against the bucks in game three. tonight the warriors are trying to seal their fifth consecutive trip to the finals. t.j.? >> let me show you what you missed while you were watching "game of thrones" last night, a double overtime victory by the toronto raptors. that's your king of the north, kawhi leonard had 36. had a leg injury last night and played through it. now there is a 2-1 series, so
still a chance for the raptors to make their first nba finals, our only canadian nba team. on saturday, steph curry did what steph curry does. he gets a lot of criticism, but he has them now -- the golden state warriors on the brink of going to five straight nba finals and this would be the first team since the celtics, b it to at least five consecutive nba finals. you talking about celtics, a legacy, we are watching one of the great teams here, the warriors. >> put them in that category now. >> i call them the patriots of the nba. always there. >> they are. you can see game four tonight on espn at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. we'll go from basketball to the golf course. brooks koepka, he may have won this weekend's pga championship but he might be waking up on the couch this morning. before the final round the 29-year-old was caught on camera rejecting his girlfriend's attempt to kiss him. not once, t.j. i know you're giving me the eye but twice, twice. koepka had his eyes on the prize
and had no time for pda after he seized the pga championship trophy but made up with it with a few posts. there were a few kisses after celebrating his first major title. >> he was focused. >> he was zoned in. he wasn't rejecting anything. he was zoned in. >> yeah. >> i just love your reaction to it all. i was watching. your reaction to that. we are following a lot of other stories this morning including a good samaritan helping an 8-year-old anthony and that hero joins us next. how fans are reacting to the "game of thrones" finale and the disbelief. the surprise that spoiled a scene, again. they had a year and a half. let's get to ginger, sorry. >> all right. let's get to the select cities brought to you by audible.
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>> great to have you all here. we have a lot of headlines to get to, everybody, including those storms. millions across the heartland and northeast bracing for dangerous storms. it's moving east. it's on the heels of that massive tornado outbreak. more than 40 twisters reported across the plains destroying homes. and protests are growing across the country over new abortion bans in states like missouri and alabama. president trump weighing in splitting with some republicans on the new restrictions saying he's pro-life but does support some exceptions. and take a look at this. an lapd officer who has some serious moves on the basketball court making a half-court shot without even looking, of course, getting big cheers from the crowd. >> did that really happen? >> that really happened? >> wow. >> look at that. >> let me see it. one more time. one more time. okay, not even looking. >> not even fazed. no big deal. we're going to move on now, switch gears to the
new details about the rescue of an 8-year-old girl who was abducted in broad daylight right in front of her mother. the suspect is behind bars and the girl is home safe thanks to some good samaritans who helped find her. michael will speak to one of them in a moment. first, let's go to abc's marcus moore who is on the scene in ft. worth, texas. good morning, marcus.eporter: g. people here are absolutely relieved that this little girl is home safe, and from the moment they heard about the violent kidnapping in this neighborhood, every citizen jumped into action, and it paid off. you are watching every parent's worst nightmare play out in realtime. >> help me. help me, please. my daughter just got kidnapped. >> reporter: 8-year-old salem sabatka taken from her mother's arms, kidnapped in broad daylight by a stranger driving through a ft. worth neighborhood. >> help me. help me, please. my daughter just got kidnapped. >> reporter: police say salem and her mother were out for a walk at 6:30 saturday evening when this man, 51-year-old michael webb, pulled up beside them and grabbed salem. they say her mom jumped into mehe me, please.g to get her onr
so much so that she was able to that male and was basically thrown from the vehicle that drove off with her daughter inside. >> reporter: police responding issuing an amber alert and spreading the word on social media. desperately searching for any sign of that gray four-door sedan or the young girl. eight agonizing hours later, a break in the case, two local church members spotting that vehicle in the parking lot of this motel about ten miles from where salem was taken. police bursting into a room finding salem safe and sound. >> we got her. we got her. we got her. he's in custody. [ applause ] >> reporter: jeff king, one of the good samaritans receiving
applause from the residents who gathered for a news conference sunday night. when asked if he feels like a hero -- >> i feel like god allowed me to be a tool and that's it. >> you were definitely put in the right place at the right time with jay and just thank you so much. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. >> reporter: salem's family releasing a statement overnight thanking the police department for their help. meantime, the suspect is facing a charge of aggravated kidnapping and is being held on a $100,000 bond. george? >> okay, marcus, thanks very much. michael? >> joining us now, george, are ft. worth police chief joel fitzgerald, police department spokesman buddy calzada and jeff king who is one of the two heroes who located the suspect's car. gentlemen, thank you all for joining us this morning. officer calzado, can you tell us how this young lady is doing this morning? >> what i can tell you is her condition is good. there's a lot to the investigation but i tell you
what being able to see that little girl crack a smile after all this is absolutely phenomenal. >> chief fitzgerald, take us back to the frantic 911 call we just heard in that piece from the girl's mother. she actually fought the abductor and she was able to give you a description. >> well, as i put it, michael, she valiantly fought like a mother protecting her child as expected to do. she showed the courage and fortitude to just fight off webb as best she could, you know, being thrown by the car, being able to give us a good description and being able to capture some forensic eviden being a part of the guy's chain that he was wearing. she did everything a mother was expected to do in that situation. she's a hero as well. >> absolutely. and, jeff, most people, they hear about something like this and they underestimate their ability to help. but what made you jump into action to help in this case? >> well, i've said it before, but it was two things actually. the first thing, of course, is
that i mean we're supposed to work as a community. we're supposed to love our neighbors and, you know, i mean god makes miracles happen all the time. that's the first thing. the second thing is i've known riz, the father, for a lot of years. i haven't seen him in about 16 years, but a friend of ours texted me and said, what's up? and i said, what are we doing and i called a couple other friends who were already out looking and we got out here and tried to make a difference. >> whose idea was it to check the hotels and how did you find the car? >> yeah. so i don't know the gentleman at all. he was a ft. worth detective, i believe, and i just went to the crime scene after i had seen riz and then he said, check parks, apartments and hotels. and so i called my friend who was already looking. i don't know -- like i said yesterday, i don't know if he
g gog to be named or not, so i'm echo os nd then i went ahead anlookg pks e here and then on t w back from that motel this one was right next to us on the we just pulled in and, yeah, that's how it happened. it's kind of crazy. >> it is kind of crazy. we heard the amazing audio, we got her, we got her, we got her. for you, how was it for you when they finally found her? >> yeah. so as a father myself, like the only thing i could -- so i heard that same announcement and i heard the police because we were still there when everything was going on. and i heard them shouting and getting excited and then i asked this one officer for confirmation and she said, yes, and i said can i call her dad? you know, and i did immediately and -- yeah, that was awesome. >> and, chief fitzgerald, time
is of the essence in cases like this but this is a great example of the power of the community coming together. that must make you proud of the community that you live in. >> my god, that's almost an understatement. it's the relationships we have built with community members like jeff, this whole ryan place community and really in general the city of ft. worth. relational policing, community policing, the things we do in the neighborhoods to build those relationships and strengthen them is the reason why we're able to mobilize so many citizens. social media worked positively for us. the emotion that officer calzado showed during his interviews mobilized folks and just having people like jeff out there that, you know, just cared enough to search into the wee hours of the morning until we actually found her made all the difference in the world. so we thank everyone involved. >> we want to thank you three for joining us and we're so happy that this ended in a
positive way. thank you, gentlemen, so much. >> absolutely. >> thank you. > thank you. >> a great story. >> what a great story and great end. >> doing their job. >> yep. coming up we have the epic "game of thrones" finale. did they really do it again? what eagle-eyed fans spotted in a scene. and don't worry, don't worry, no spoilers. >> i was worried. >> uh-huh. ♪ ♪ 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!' 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. when crabe stronger...strong, with new nicorette coated ice mint. layered with flavor... it's the first and only coated nicotine lozenge.
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series finales ever and we promise spoiler-free zone. millions of people around the world tuning in for the final e last night. amy, you were one of them. >> yes, yes. such a devoted following. i am among them. it has grown so much over the past eight seasons, the highly anticipated series finale last night sending social media into a tailspin leaving some fans and me shocked. star emilia clarke revealing this morning even she didn't see this ending coming. overnight, the only thing hotter than dragon's breath were the ratings. millions of fans gathering around the globe with viewing parties galore bidding farewell to the iron throne. if you were shocked by the ending, so are the number of people who won't be going to the office today. around 27 million employees will miss work, arrive late, work remotely or be less productive than usual. all thanks to the series finale.
the show's cast taking to social media with tearful good-byes to the characters they loved. emilia clarke posting, daenerys has taken up the whole of my heart. i've sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early. but to you, dear, kind, magical fans, i owe you so much thanks. and gwendoline christie finding the humor being told the ending to "game of thrones." the series ends the show runner's task of satisfying die-hard fans with an epic finale. a task few have accomplished. while the series finale of "m.a.s.h." was well received in 1983 -- >> i'll miss you. >> i'll miss you. >> reporter: -- the final end of hbo's other mega hit "the sopranos" and its fade to black, well, not so much. and not everyone was impressed with the game's finale either. the detroit free press was meh. on twitter this fan wrote, worst episode of the entire series. another fan saying, wow, i
regret owning a television. and though the show may have come to an end, the impact of hbo's megahit lives on. the last season reportedly bringing in over 30 million viewers per episode in the u.s. alone. the hbo hit going down in history with 132 emmy award nominations and winning 47 of them. as to whether you were outraged or overjoyed, some truly suffered after the hbo app crashed on some unlucky fans. as for the iron throne's bittersweet ending, i think grey worm and gendry said it best. >> i think it's not what you think it's going to be. >> yeah, surprising. don't underestimate "game of thrones'" capacity to still surprise you and pull the rug from underneath you. >> wow. >> yeah, the rope from underneath me and the show did end with one more controversy that had nothing to do with the plot. take a look at what some fans spotted in one of the scenes, a
water bottle left behind after that coffee cup just a few episodes back. >> that's looking a little closely. >> i know that. >> they had a year and a half to get it right but it may not be over. >> that's right. i mean, this is pretty exciting. we know some of the books are still not done yet. so fans could potentially get a different ending which would be great. plus hbo says a prequel is in te so we know that there are also some open-ended plots that they which is a good thing because we were all depressed at the end of my party and andrew turned the lights off and said everybody go home now. >> because of the ending? >> yes. >> but you showed up to work. >> i did and i wasn't late. >> all right, amy, great job. thank you so much for that. coming up, everybody, our "play of the day." ♪ i'm walking on sunshine "play of the day." ♪ i'm walking on sunshine
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. that one-two punch of life-threatening storms, more than 40 massive twisters tearing across the plains in eight states. now the new threat for severe storms roaring out of the west. our weather team in the storm zone and tracking the latest. the abortion ban battle is escalating. [ chanting ] protests across the country, 2020 candidates taking their stands as president trump and some top republicans back away from some of the most restrictive laws. the latest this morning. and the drama over this youtube star popular with so many of your kids, he was losing millions of fans in just hours. this weekend his dramatic 41-minute apology. >> i owe everybody an explanation. >> his mentor is firing back but is the fight finally over? ♪ i'm on my way the never before seen photos of harry and meghan's wedding
that they just shared on their one-year anniversary as will and kate share brand-new images of their kids and will's heart-wrenching comments about mental health, his mother and losing her. ♪ i wanna see you be brave ready to ride. it's one of the most inspirational stories "gma" has ever done. the star college football player paralyzed in a swimming accident told he would never walk again. now ten years later we're right there again with him as a resr. "american idol." >> laine hardy. >> laine wins it all. his remarkable road back to the stage after appearing in last year's season. the unexpected ticket from the judges that turned out to be golden. now he's here after flying all night on the "gma" express. and he's here to say. >> good morning, america! [ cheers and applause ]
> inni i went out during the commercial break and these two young women in the middle, i asked them what's with the flowers in the hair and they said it's so their grandmother could pick them out in the crowd. so we made sure their grandmother could see them. >> they gave a good start to the week for their grandmother. hope you're having one as well. >> yes, we do. it's a great start to the week of this young man, excited because of "american idol" last night. his name is blane hardy. he's 18 years old. the brand-new winner. there he is arriving on our red carpet after flying all night to be here with us on "gma." so appreciative of that. can't wait to talk to him in a little bit. >> this time was a charm for that young man. he was there before. but we do have some news to get to included those
dozens of reported tornadoes tearing through the plains leaving a path of destruction. back to rob on the scene in oklahoma with the latest. >> good morning again, rob. >> good morning, robin. you're looking from our drone shot into this bathroom. this is why we always say get into a bathroom or interior room if a tornado is heading your way. the couple that lives in this house survived but, look, their home did not. just look. there's nothing left standing outside of the bathroom or these interior closets also good spots. you look again from our drone. you can see the landscape in oklahoma. this is what we're hoping for today as far as the sparsely pop populated area. with some luck, we'll have some tornados that don't hit big towns, that don't hit people like miriam and her husband that lost everything. unfortunate part of what's going to happen is that the weather setup is for strong and violent tornadoes which ginger is speaking of. we need a little good luck and hopefully we don't have more scenes like this, but if a tornado is coming your way, interior room, bathroom, closet and you'll do much better than if you're somewhere outside. robin? >> good words there.
all right, rob, thank you. that new storm system threatening millions this morning. ginger is here tracking the latest. ginger, high risk in the heartland for motornado outbrea? >> that's right. we haven't seen a high risk issued from the storm prediction center in two years. looking at the weekend this is what people were seeing. in kansas a storm chasers capturing that beast. more than 40 tornado reports. from there to louisiana where we see the damage and then even into ohio and pennsylvania we saw severe storms that kept me grounded here last night in new jersey. so i want to go ahead and bring you over to the map because if i'm a parent and just like rob said, you're preparing now, you have hours right now to prepare. i say to myself, okay, after the noon hour i need to be somewhere that is proof of -- that will not be hit by a tornado, that will meinri bathroom doesn't even work in the type of tornado we'll see today. we'll see after noon -- this is 4:00 p.m., cells start twisting, there's enough twist in the atmosphere we'll see large, violent, wide, long track tornadoes.
again, you had need to be in a tornado shelter that can survive the worst type of tornado. that's what i would do if i was in lawton, oklahoma or abilene, texas where we have the highest threat. don't forget too, many times in these tornado outbreaks, heavy rain. with this one flash flood alert, up to 6 inches of rain that could cause death and destruction as well. guys? >> so dangerous right now. >> really is. we move on and get the latest on that battle over abortion that could enter the supreme court. the missouri governor is ready to sign a bill banning abortions after eight weeks joining a series of states passing restrictions. we want to go back to our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce in washington with the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, more than a dozen states have now passed new restrictions on abortion and now president trump is suggesting that some of these laws may be going too far. over the weekend he tweeted, quote, i am strongly pro-life but with the three exceptions, rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother. concerned about voter backlash we are seeing a growing number of republicans voicing some concern and trying to distance
themselves from some of the strictest new laws like the near total ban passed and signed in alabama which does not include those exceptions for cases of rape or incest. george, this is going to be a big debate out on the campaign trail and while the president may be taking issue with some parts of these new laws he is also promising to overturn roe v. wade. >> you have a lot of democrats looking to codify roe v. wade. james charles, that's who we'll talk about. the youtube star millions follow in that feud losing millions of followers. now he is clapping back. we'll have that story for you. and, lara, what do have you upstairs? >> i have "american idol" winner, laine hardy. [ applause ] flew all night to join us to tell us all about winning the se ]show. se ] it's amazing what you can uncover with your dna results from ancestry. i was able to discover one cousin, reached out to him,
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it's geico easy. ♪ life is a highway ♪ i wanna ride it all night long ♪ >> wow! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all night long ♪ if you're going my way >> nice, welcome back to "gma" and this wonderful audience we have here. [ cheers and applause ] i tell you what, you are our monday motivation. >> yes. [ applause ] >> thank you and tomorrow racing legend dale earnhardt jr. is going to be here live. we look forward to that, gh forward to a little "pop news." >> yeah, lots to talk about. good morning to you guys. good morning, everybody. so it's "endgame" for charlotte johansson officially off the market. congratulations.
she is now engaged to "snl" weekend update anchor colin jost. they've kbn dating for two years. this is her third marriage and the first for colin. no word when they'll tie the knot, but we wish them the very best. [ applause ] happy news monday. here we go again. oprah winfrey putting her money where her mouth is once again. after seeing a news report on the west side high school in newark, new jersey, and the steps the principal was taking to keep kids off the street winfrey asked if she could visit the school and then she surprised the assembly with a donation of $500,000. [ cheers and applause ] she said it was to ensure that his initiatives continue. the school has a program called lights on. it keeps the school open from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. on friday nights during the school year and three nights a week during the summer, giving kids a place to work out, to dance, to play boardls installed washing
machines after the principal heard some students were being bullied for having dirty clothes. >> my goodness. >> wow. >> so oprah posted this after making her donation. >> we dit. we dit, hey, hey, we did it. we did it. >> yes, you did, oprah. on top of the $500,000 for the program she gave each student a $50 gift card for groceries. >> fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's great. kim kardashian west has taken to instagram to introduce the world to her fourth child. a little boy that she and kanye named psalm. the little cutie was born via surrogate on may 9th. the couple wanted to meet him, get to know him before knowing naming him. psalm joins the other three children, north, saint and chicago. congratulations to them. come on, give it up. [ cheers and applause ] >> what a name. they're absorbing the name. >> from the bible, a psalm. finally rita moreno entered
one of the world's elite fraternities in show business. the 87-year-old has just been honored with a peabody elevating her to pegot status. she already earned an emmy, grammy, oscar and tony as do 14 others. they have that. whoopi goldberg, john legend, audrey hepburn among them but only two people have ever earned egot status. only two people have earned pegot status. barbra streisand and our friend, mike nichols. congratulations to rita. >> yes. [ applause ] that's all i got today. >> thank you, lara, so much. we go to our "gma" cover story. a new twist in the youtube feud capturing millions of kids' attention between beauty influencer james charles and now they're beth signaling they're ready to turn the page. >> i was here with "game of thrones" but this war of influencers has been vicious.
even in the videos that are supposed to be apologetic but now it does appear they may be calling a truce. it's the he said/she said feud that reached a boiling point on youtube between two enormously popular make up gurus, james charles and tati westbrook. james with a reported network of $12 million, millions of teens and tweens watching his every video. roaring crowds screaming his name. the first male ambassador for cover girl. westbrook a fellow beauty vlogger also his mentor. >> i think that you're in a lot of trouble and you need to stop behaving this way. >> she did exactly what she told someone else may which is tell my story with no details, no facts and no proof and twist it around and now serious allegations have surfaced that could permanently damage my career. >> reporter: this morning it may be over. after 19-year-old charles spoke out over the weekend defending himself in an emotional 41-minute long video titled "no more lies."
>> my head and brain for a hot minute went to a place so dark that i didn't think that i was going to come back from. >> reporter: the video coming on the heels of westbrook's own. >> i'm crushed because this person was family to me. >> reporter: she accused charles of betraying her, as well as accusing he alleged sexually harassed straight men. >> i have never and will never use my fame, money or power to manipulate or get any sexual actions from a guy. that is disgusting. it is not me. >> reporter: both of these beauty vloggers have a mainly gen-z audience. gen-z likes to feel morally and emotionally connected to the brands they buy. >> reporter: charles' youtube subscribers plummeted in real time as fans mostly tweens chose sides. in all charles losing over 3 million subscribers while westbrook gained over 4.5 million.
>> joining in on bandwagon hate and cancel culture is incredibly, incredibly toxic. >> james lost so many subscribers in just one day, it really is telling that people are very hungry for the content that youtubers are making and they are very willing to believe everything that they say.anact >> reporter: after an initial apology from charles last week, westbrook trying on a new forgiving shade. >> yes, i'm hurting but so is james. so is our community. i don't think his career is over. i don't think he's canceled. >> reporter: and now from mentor to mentee setting their difference aside posting this, with a broken heart emoji hours ago. i fell the need to publicly breakup with james with a warning call loud enough for him to hear. the toxicity and chaos that ensued over the last ten days was absolutely not my goal.
now both james charles and tati westbrook say they are taking a break from recording new videos for their respective channels and it appeals tati has deleted the viveenatom they were glued to this latest episode. >> they are passionate. >> yes, they are. >> ginger? >> how about we do a little moment that has to do with weather, shall we? so this one comes to us from duluth, minnesota, >> okay, ginger this is duluth, minnesota. this is may 19th. this is just not cool. make it stop! >> make it stop. i wish i could, lisa. i'm so sorry. quite a bit of cold out there. good morning, i'm mike
nicco, enjoy the sunshine, until about 7:00, then the showers come back, even some thunderstorms possible tonight. and tomorrow, unsettled through thursday, but at least the weekend's looking dry. maybe a little cooler than average. upper 50s, coast and san francisco. upper 60s in the east bay valley. tonight we'll have 40s in the deepest inland valleys. i'm here right now with the new "american idol" laine hardy fresh off his victory last night after a nationwide search and weeks of amazing competition. it all came down to this final nerve-racking moment. take a look. >> -- of "american idol." is laine hardy. [ cheers and applause ] >> and laine flew all night to join us here in times square.
thank you for being here, laine. everybody here is really happy for you, man. i mean, watching it, just watching that moment right caed?, what went through your >> my mind went -- blacked out. i don't even know. when ryan called my name my mind blanked out and i didn't know what to do. i just forgot everything. >> even after you forget everything the next thing you do, you have to perform. so you get your name called. you're full of adrenaline, you can't believe it. then they hand you a mic and they are like sing for the crowd. >> they hand you the mic, they hand you a guitar and then they kick you out. [ laughter ] right after you get the results and like, okay. and then i sing and then when the top ten -- the rest of the top ten came out it helped me a lot. >> good to have your friends around. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> and this not your first time. you tried out last year. you didn't make it into the top 50.
>> yes, sir. >> what do you think changed between last year and this year? >> last year when i got eliminated, i went and played all year and then i went and played guitar for my fen then i don't even know what happened. like i don't even know what happened in the last couple of months. >> you found your own voice. >> yes, sir. >> you worked at your craft which i think is important for people to know. it just doesn't happened. >> yes, sir. >> if you don't go through the first time, you fight for the next time. you went to the audition because you took a friend who was auditioning. >> uh-huh. >> you didn't even plan on auditioning. >> i didn't. >> but you did. >> i did. y ou owe me, what's up? [ laughter ] >> she's so -- she's -- she's really proud, seriously. she got -- she got kicked off like first round of hollywood week and was still happy because she got to experience everything, but, yeah, she loves it. it's fine.
>> now she gets to experience all the success through you. and throughout all this, outside of you winning it all what was the highlight of this whole process? >> being able to meet people and just seeing all kinds of people that i've never met before and i mean, it's -- it's crazy to be able to do this when like five years ago i had no idea what was going to happen with my life and then now i'm doing this. it's crazy. [ applause ] >> yeah. life changes like that. and your life definitely will never be the same but now that the show is over what are your plans? what's next? >> now that the show is over, first thing i'm going to do is i'm going to go home and see my mom. >> oh, yeah. >> i miss my mom. [ applause ] my family. my dogs and stuff. for just a couple days or
something. then i'll get straight into working on my music and getting it out to my fans. >> all right. we'll be looking forward though that. but you're smart. go home and get some home cooking from momma. >> yes, sir, best food in the world you'll ever eat. yes, ma'am, louisiana. best food you'll ever eat. >> okay. [ applause ] well, if your mom has an extra plate i'm always available. >> oh, sure. come on. >> laine, congratulations, man. so happy for you. >> thank you so much. [ applause ] >> so happy for you, man. now we'll go over to you, george. take it away. >> thanks, michael. we have a new look at harry and meghan's wedding. they're about to celebrate their first anniversary and get a look at the pictures from last year, erielle reshef is here with that. hey, erielle. >> good morning, george. what a year it's been for the royal couple with the arrival of baby archie they celebrated their first anniversary quietly at home at frogmore cottage but now they're giving us a chance
to relive some of the magic of their big day. harry and meghan celebrating their first year posting on instagram never before seen photos from their big day. accompanied by a special tune, the recessional song "this little light of mine." candid shots of the couple so clearly over the moon. we see prince harry beaming on his way to church accompanied by his best man, brother william. meghan glowing as she talks to her mother doria. the bride being handed a bouquet and her veil adjusted before she joined prince charles on her walk down the aisle. some say the duke and duchess were thanking all the key players in their special day. >> for harry and meghan being able to take a trip down memory lane and pick out some of their favorite and unseen moments from the wedding day was a really enjoyable experience. >> reporter: this year has been action packed for harry and meghan with the furious pace of engagement, trip, meetings and speeches promoting the causes dear to them. high among them shedding light on mental health. this morning, prince william opening up about the pain he felt over the death of his mother princess diana. >> i think when you are bereaved
at a very young age -- any time really but particularly at a young age, you feel pain like no other pain. >> reporter: william was just 15 when diana infamously lost her life in a car crash. the prince speaking in an interview as part of a documentary on mental health saying it is particularly british to keep tight lipped. >> we all know about our emotions we're embarrassed sometimes. the british stiff upper lip thing, we've all got to go, let's talk about it and have that one extra conversation to deal with it before moving on. >> reporter: prince william talking so openly about his personal loss, hoping to shatter the stigma around mental health. it's an issue high up on the priorities for the royal couple. >> thank you, erielle. coming up an exclusive sneak peek at "the bachelorette." [ applause ]
good morning, i'm alexis smith from abc 7 mornings. teachers in union city are on strike today. union leaders want a 10% pay raise, but the new haven school district is offering a 3% boost. students are expected in class during the strike. taking a look at the roads, really just one big issue right now. that is still this crash in oakland. 66th avenue. 2 to 3 vehicle collision with injuries, that is still blocking the left lane up to a 30 minute delay right now. everyone else lighter than average. it looks like a lot of folks off for a memorial day holiday. the backup of the richmond side the backup of the richmond side has fully cleared out. shopfor up to 40% offal day eveon appliances...first ...plus use your sears card and get an extra 10% off.
good morning, our weekend wet weather turned into fog across the north bay. it's going to be there an hour, hour and a half or so. pretty good conditions for your commute after 7:00 tonight look what happens, showers, thunderstorms, they roll in, the storm is a one on the storm impact scale and continues through tuesday. cooler than average, but at least dry this coming alexis? we'll have another update in about 30 minutes. gma continues now.
♪ put me in coach i'm ready to play ♪ >> welcome back to "gma," everybody. and i tell you, we hope that everyone had a great weekend. i >> something to celebrate just the other day, a le. there he is on the feel. at yankee stadium. >> yeah. >> all for a good cause. [ laughter ] was it that cold? >> it was freezing. it was cold gatorade, george. and that was golden tate decided to douse me after my team beat cc sabathia's team. we beat them 8-2. we actually smoked them but it was all for a good cause. it was for cc sabathia's foundation and it's so much fun.
brought a lot of money in, a lot of sponsors, cc and the yankees and we brought -- sara and i, "strahan & sara," we sponsored a little league team and had them come. they had a chance to meet with cc and hang out on the field at meve so i can imagine for a kid -- [ applause ] it's a lot of fun to sponsor this team and we just hope that these kids got something out of this. >> i'm sure they did. >> ghghts coming up? >> highlights coming up on "strahan & sara" this afternoon so, you guys, make sure you check it out so a lot of fun. >> that's great. >> we should pour some gatorade after the show. >> no, we're good because we have ang update on a story we followed over the years about a young man's journey. i first heard about him a decade ago after an against left him paralyzed and shared his tale of strength and determination. now there is a new chapter. he completed an astonishing ride
across the country, over 3,000 miles and will reeve is here and i wanted to be able to go and i couldn't and i said, well, will is the perfect person to do it. i don't know if you realize this, will is the son of christopher and dana reeve who really inspired so many of us and yanni as well. >> thank you. thank you, robin. it was an honor to be there and my dad often said that a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to per severe and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles and that's what my dad and my mom were to me and that is what yanni and his wife susan are to so many people and it was an honor to spend some time with him. take a look. yanni cory is marking an incredible milestone on a long symbolic journey. >> how are you? >> good. >> reporter: it's a ride across of meaning to cauh t
3100-mile ride from l.a. to d.c., i geared up and joined in. now we're ready. the ride raising money and awareness for spinal cord injury research. every day for two months yanni began his day like this lifted into his specialized power chair surrounded by family and friends, portraits in commitment and, well, we'll call it enthusiasm. [ cheers ] >> all right! >> reporter: the ride began in march but the journey started more than a decade ago. in 2006 yanni dove into a sandbar in the pacific ocean and was instantly paralyzed. he was told he would never walk again. that day another life changed forever. his then girlfriend susan's. i alway ine hime person he be lo to of n'joney.
>> reporter: ten yea a robin and "gma" shared yanni's story for the first time as he found his calling creating a line of fitness.people living with today there are seven next step gyms with plans to expand. yanni has become an advocate for the nearly 6 million people in america living with paralysis. >> i'm sure it only covers 36 days and then you're sent home with access to nothing. >> reporter: the exercise and physical therapy yanni promotes has brought him personal returns like in this priceless moment. >> you're standing. >> for a long time. >> you're standing. >> reporter: caught on our "gma" cameras in 2012. >> robin, i have a little surprise i'd like to give my wife a hug here. have our wedding dance we never had. >> reporter: the wedding dance they thought could never happen.
our dreams are made out of real things ♪ [ applause ] >> reporter: susan still feels that moment. >> what i love and i miss and it's so grateful in that moment is just how tall he is. i forget that, you know, i forget that most days and it's just great to see him in that way to see him standing and see him be, you know, as large in stature as he is and his heart. >> reporter: what is your latest physical milestone? >> my core is getting a lot stronger which is the reason i was able to do this trip across the country and, yeah, i guess from a physical milestone get across the country. >> reporter: with humor and humility janne sees the bigger picture. people used to tell my dad you were meant tore this to happen to you and he was like, what do you mean? i had a life. i had plans
completely changed. have you found specially equipped to handle everything that life has thrown at you? >> i definitely think that i knew it happened for a reason. >> have you found that reason? >> next step, you know. >> reporter: the finish line, triumph. another indelible moment like the wedding dance forever in his mind always giving him hope. >> hopefully one day i'll be break dancing instead of slow dancing. [ cheers and applause ] >> janne's ride has raised over $350,000 for people living with paralysis. guy, just spending a few hours with janne and susan, everything i saw in them, all the good, all the inspiration they provide to people really it did remind me of my own parents and it was emotional for me and a nice bit of symmetry a foundation i'm
inlved , the christopher and dana reeve foundation got janne on his way all those years ago. >> what a connection. [ applause ] he's not done yet. he has something planned for 2021. >> yeah, he's talking a big game. wouldn't exactly reveal what it was but he's ready to keep going and maybe ride in the reverse direction, who knows. >> these next steps are making a real difference. >> they really are. i think there's real progress like hope is a tangible thing in the spinal cord injury and paralysis xhuptzs and janne is at the forefront so it was an honor to be a part of it. thank you for letting me help tell his story. >> oh, my gosh. [ applause ] i knew your parents the privilege of working with some with your mom. i get emotional -- this young man, he was 12 and 13 when his parents passed and the way you have just, you and your siblings and i know you are -- sorry, guys. you are an intern here but you are a fine young man and i know they are smiling down on you.
>> they just wanted me to do good work. [ applause ] >> and you're doing it. >> thank you. >> thank you so much, will. coming up, julianna margulies is here. >> tissue, tissue, please. >> w you know when you're at ross and you find.hmmm. ...at 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.
is coming to "full house." here's a sneak peek at "full house" lann nis ter. >> danny, jamie, help. [ applause ] >> what's up, joey. >> i'm in a bit of a pickle. >> jamie, you want to take a stab at this. >> you got it, dude. >> yo good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. enjoy the dry weather, sunshine and still cooler than average temperatures. come 7:00, a 1 on the >> i'm kind of surprised we didn't do a "game of thrones" "gma." there's still time, guys. all right, thank you so much, ginger. you know our next guest from hur tv series "e.r." and so much more. well, now she's taking on a
geographic's brand-new miniseries "the hot zone." please welcome three-time emmy award winner, julianna margulies. [ cheers and applause ] >> good to see you. >> good to see you too. [ applause ] >> so great to see you again. >> hi. hi. oh, i get a chair. thank you. >> it is great to see you. >> sit at the desk. i've never done that. >> come on. >> i love it. >> so we can't wait to talk to you about this new series because it's so interesting but before we get to that. we know you're a big "game of thrones" fan. you have viewing parties at your house. >> let me rephrase. my husband has viewing -- i mean and when i say party, i mean my brother-in-law lives four floors below us in the same building and his best friend, my husband's best friend lives two blocks away, so it's a bourbon
party because for some reason they can't watch the show without bourbon. [ laughter ] i do not partake in the bourbon part because, you know, it's usually monday the next day. >> you have to be here. >> they all sit there sipping their bourbon, yes. >> what did you guys think of the ending of the series? >> so, i loved it listen, no one is going to be happy with the ending of any series, no one liked the ending of "the good wife." no one likes the ending of anything because it's the end and it's a very difficult -- i think what the writers did with those characters was exactly right. they all went to where they should have gone and i loved it and i think -- >> big thumbs up. >> everyone is a critic and no one is going to like -- >> that's a great point. >> that's a very good point. we did hate to see "the good wife" end. you were tremendous. you are tremendous and "hot zone," i know, really. [ applause ] i'm really intrigued. it is based on a true story when ebola first arrived on the yours soil in 1989 and you play dr.
nancy jax. it was a little challenging with the medical dialogue i hear that you had to tackle. >> yeah, i didn't want to do this role at all because -- [ laughter ] >> what? >> rid di scott who executive produced it and also my boss from "the good wife" and linda opes had owned the rights to this story three decades ago and never were able to make the actual movie. and in a way it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because you need six hours to tell this story. two hours wouldn't do it justice so i play nancy jax, a colonel, a pathologist at u. samrid. united states -- united states infectious disease -- shoot. too early in the morning. united states army infectious disease institute something like that. >> you got it. [ applause ] >> close enough. but usamrid, she's there and
there's a monkey house in reston, virginia, and she -- think think these monkeys have simian fever which is common in monkeys. i didn't know if anyone -- i didn't know this but 40,000 monkeys are imported into the united states every year. >> 40,000? >> 40,000. >> wow. >> and oftentimes they contract -- they get diseases and usually it's simian fever which is containable and a lot of times some of these monkeys die and then they have to separate the monkeys. anyway, she gets a weird package and it's -- looks like a monkey's liver and she goes into the biohazard level four lab that rolls off the tongue easily and she says something is wrong. this isn't simian fever and she realizes it's ebola. >> this was so terrifying at the time. >> thank goodness. >> we'll show you a little bit of it. >> hey, you need to be straight with me. can you do
welcome to the hot zone. [ cheers and applause ] >> you got to spend some time with her. what did she think of it. >> i got to spend time with nanny and was so grateful to her because she's a busy lady and truly an american hero. she stopped 6 million people from dying. ebola will wipe out a village and she was fighting the cdc because they didn't believe -- they didn't want a panic people so they didn't want this to get out and nancy did it quietly and she sadly had to euthanize 400 monkeys, but in order to do that, you have to -- you're putting your-at risk because if there is a tear in your suit, you get it through fluid, so anything can happen and it's a sort of life and death situation every day but nancy -- so those hazmat suits were the bane of my
existence. they are -- you see in the clip on the back there's those two -- those are fans that keep it ventilated so when you're in them you actually can't hear anything. all you hear is rrrr and i'm saying things like immunofluorescent. it's like writing a thesis with a jackhammer going on next door so you'd have to really focus because it's all scientific lingo and i would text her at the end of the day saying i can't -- how did you manage in these hazmat suits. i can't stand plus i'm claustrophobic so it was all a nightmare. and she said, oh, that was my happy place. her happy place, no one can bother her. she's doing her work. it's her passion. it's her -- this is what she was put on the earth to do. >> truly is a hero. [ applause ] >> yeah. >> i'm glad she was. glad she was. >> your lines with her, you had a unique way of learning your lines. >> these lines -- i've been
doing this for so long and i was on "e.r." and "the good wife" and would have nine-page summations and would learn them in bed which my husband would say don't bring your work to bed. dude, this is the only way they're going in here is if i look at them, you know, just before but to sleep. with these lines because i was constantly -- i had to also technically be doing what they did in the lab, plus i had this crazy hazmat suit on where i couldn't focus, so i learned, thank good i shot in toronto because if i was home my kid would have thought i was insane. i would take my script and i would put my lines all over my hotel room and try and learn them by as i was learning i'd pick up a pen and then i would go and brush my teeth and learn them and go and fold my laundry and i just had to put them everywhere and keep moving while learning because if you learn them still, the second there's a distraction, they're out of your head. so when you're saying things like immunofluoresce, that was
the only way i could learn my lines and i was sort of like a little monkey. [ applause ] yeah. >> well, we're happy -- this is a great story and happy you are telling it because it needs to be told and national geographic's "the hot zone" premieres monday, may 27thment make sure you guys check it out. julianna margulies, everybody. coming up, a first look at hannah b.'s first date our three contestants are all at the big ikea table. who's going to be tonight's winning chef? contestant #1, impressive knife skills. but contestant #2 fights back by using fresh parsley. and, contestant #3 adds a touch of sweetness. sweetie, come eat outside. but it's too hot out there!
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pageant. >> oh. >> reporr: andte it up and be bold. this is probably not their element. >> really? >> and i'm totally okay with that but i want to see them have fun today and just bring it. >> reporter: helping her judge the men -- >> i want to see what they can do, darling. do it. >> reporter: three beauty queens who happen to know a thing or two about owning the spotlight. what do the men need to do to win. >> ultimately you have to stand out amongst the group. >> hannah wants a secure guy with a strong walk amongst other things. >> reporter: and these men won't disappoint. >> tap shoes about i might have a hidden talent? i'm about to let hannah know i have a sweet side as well as a funny side. >> reporter: but in the end it's up to hannah to decide. what will make a mr. right? >> mr. right is going to be
someone who takes charge today, someone who brings a lot of personality and just owns whatever they do, good or bad. >> reporter: and now for an exclusive clip. >> i am ready to see these guys strut their stuff. [ applause ] >> the guys seemed willing to do anything to get hannah's attention and, of course, she was loving it. lara. >> so were you, thank you, abbie. it looks great. don't miss "the bachelorette" tonight 8:00 eastern right here on abc. "gma
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good morning, i'm alexis smith from abc 7 mornings. let's che i with mike nicco. >> hi, everybody. enjoy the sunshine. watch out for the high uv index today. light breezes and comfortable conditions. the tree pollen will be high today also. we open the door once again for showers and thunderstorms. all the way through about 10:00, 10:30 tomorrow evening. the storm ranks a one. after that, at least it's dry. a little cooler than average. checking out the roads, we briefly had a sig alert for a semifire northbound 101. this is just before you get to bariassa. that's causing a 25 minute delay through the 286/80 interchange. look at how this is thinning out here at the bay bridge toll plaza. time now for "live with
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