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good morning, america. breaking overnight, search for an accomplice. did the las vegas killer act alone? >> you got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point. >> his girlfriend grilled by the fbi for hours. what she told them and the new video emerging of those terrifying moments. showing concertgoers escaping and the hero security guard who found the shooter in that hotel but stayed on the scene. what he's saying this morning. new threat in the caribbean. the tropical system growing. forecast to become hurricane nate that could close in on florida and the gulf coast. out of bounds, cam newton under fire for mocking a woman reporter. >> it's funny to hear a female talk about routes. >> what happened next and the backlash this morning.
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and what is winner? the "jeopardy" star whose smarts and style has everyone talking. >> what is a tootsie roll. >> that's right. >> now he's here live revealing the secret formula he says helped him game the game show. and good morning, america. the big question this thursday morning, did the las vegas killer act alone? >> well, the shooter's girlfriend marilou danley facing a lot of questions. the fbi grilling her for hours. she has insisted she knew nothing. >> and take a look at this incredible image capturing the moment air force one flew past the mandalay bay hotel after president trump's visit on wednesday. >> spent several hours on the ground and met with first responders who risked their lives and the wounded still recovering. our chief national correspondent tom llamas is in las vegas with
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all the latest, good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. so many major developments overnight. and we spoke with that hero security guard by phone. police calling him incredibly brave and they believe the killer stopped firing because he saw that security guard approach his door through the cameras he had set up, all of this as investigators now believe an escape plan could have been in the works. >> go now. >> reporter: this morning people running for their lives and ducking for cover during the las vegas massacre. 100 investigators now pores over videos just like this. >> everybody, go. >> reporter: and pursuing new leads. >> stay down. run this way. >> reporter: including the possibility shooter stephen paddock may have been planning a getaway. >> i have multiple gunshot wounds right here. >> get in the truck. >> reporter: and they find it hard to believe paddock who killed 58 people with an arsenal of guns didn't have some type of
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help. >> it's troublesome that this individual was able to move this amount of gear in a hotel room unassisted. >> reporter: the las vegas sheriff says among the 23 weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition found in the mandalay bay suite turned sniper's nest at least three of the assault rifles were outfitted with hunting scopes. this rifle 1 of 12 with an attachment called a bump stock that allows it to fire continuously mimicking an automatic weapon. this video demonstrates how it works. on the tip of the rifle a flash hider making its fiery blast difficult to spot. police still unclear why paddock went on the killing spree. but say he was disturbed, dangerous and living a secret life. you mentioned in your comments he had a secret life. what do you mean by that? >> anything that would indicate this individual's trigger point and that would cause him to do such harm, we haven't understood
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it yet. >> reporter: this morning we're learning more about that mandalay bay security guard who located the exact room where paddock was firing from. police say jesus campos approached alone and he was struck. campos telling abc news overnight i'm fine, i was just doing my job. >> his bravery was amazing because he remained with our officers providing them the key pass to access the door and actually continued to help them clear rooms until our officers demanded he seek medical attention. >> reporter: and now the possibility he may have been planning to attack earlier. abc news confirmed he rented a room at the ogden, a downtown vegas condo building at the same time the outdoor music festival life is beautiful was taking place two weeks ago. look how close it is. the shooter would have been in the ogden building. one of the concert stages was
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below it and this entire area full of people and potential targets. out of the 487 injured, 317 have been discharged. but still so many in the hospital like carmen allegory ya. >> i was just praying and thinking we're going to do. >> reporter: shot in her leg, hess behr friend shot in the shoulder. they loved outdoor music festivals but not anymore. >> i don't want to be around big groups of people. i don't necessarily want to come back to vegas. >> reporter: a feeling likely shared by many who made it out alive but those survivors and police have all the same question this morning, why? there is still no motive. we now know he did not leave a suicide note behind. but police are chasing down one lead. they know paddock bought most of his guns or several guns last year. they want to know why changed in his life last year? what flipped the switch and sent him on this road to mass murder, george. >> tom, the other big question, did he have help getting those guns into the hotel?
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>> reporter: that's right. police say they just can't believe that he was able to do all this planning and load up that hotel suite ready for war without someone helping him and now they want to speak to another woman who they believe was with paddock around this time. >> amy. we are also now hearing from the shooter's girlfriend, marilou danley, who was questioned by investigators for hours. she released a statement on wednesday saying stephen paddock she knew was kind, caring and quiet. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with those new details. good morning, brian. >> good morning. law enforcement officials this morning are expressing skepticism about the girlfriend's claim that she knew nothing, nothing about what stephen paddock was up to. agents grilled her for hours inside the fbi headquarters in los angeles. but marilou danley insisted again and again she had no idea about the evil her boyfriend had spent months planning. her lawyer read her statement after the session ended. >> he never said anything to me
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or took any action that i was aware of that i understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen. >> reporter: danley had been stephen paddock's live-in girlfriend for at least three years sharing this home in mesquite, nevada, where police found more than a dozen high-powered weapons and ammunition he had been stockpiling for more than a year. yet, she says she saw nothing. >> you got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point. >> reporter: he met her when she was a casino hostess. they gambled together playing video poker and the slots. investigators want to know if he went along when she traveled to dubai where she posted this smiling photo. danley claims she thought when paddock sent her to the fi philippines and wired $127,000 it was so she could buy a new house. >> honestly i was worried at
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first the unexpected trip home and the money was a way of breaking up with me. i knew stephen paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. i loved him and hoped for a quiet future together with him. >> danley spent most of the day with the fbi and at the end of it sticking to her story that as she told her family, her conscience was clean, amy. >> let's bring in dan abrams now for more and danley's statement saying she saw no warning signs that anything was going to happen. police say she's cooperating. they remain skeptical, though. what are they trying to learn from her. >> they want to know what she knows leading up to it and what she's doing since then as well and here's what i mean. it's not a crime for her to not reported he was amassing weapons. the question is, did she know what he was going to use those for and most importantly did she aid or abet in any way? did she even help him buy an
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illegal weapon. even that alone could be a problem. if she knew or had an inkling what he was up to, almost anything she did to help him could be seen as a crime, question two, even if she knew nothing, is he telling the truth? >> did she not ask him why so many guns? >> that's right, because if it's true that she is saying, i had no idea, i didn't know anything about the weapon, if that's not true, that in and of itself could be the crime of obstruction of justice so you're talking about two separate avenue, the possibility of aiding and abetting before and then even if he didn't aid and abet, even if she wasn't involved in any way, if she's not telling the truth now about everything she knew that's a separate possible crime? she would be facing some crimes if officials were able to prove this. how difficult would it be to prove those things. >> look, this is one of these challenges they've had in other case, right, the shooter omar mateen in the pulse nightclub case, his wife was charged with similar crimes, both for
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materially assisting, aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice, these cases aren't that easy, but, look, they're going to be able to trace back almost everything that this guy did. every move he made, and if they don't believe that she's telling the truth here, they could have a strong case. >> all right, dan abrams, thanks so much. >> anything she lies about becomes the hook. >> she can't lie at all now about anything. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. we saw president trump meeting with victims and first responders in las vegas wednesday. he offered words of consolation, quiet on the issue of gun control but on capitol hill, more talk of banning those bump stocks that the gunman used to turn his rifles into machine guns. cecilia vega has more from las vegas. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. this gun control debate may be growing louder on capitol hill but this is not something the president is willing to answers questions on at least not yet. he says gun laws in this country is a conversation we will have at a later time. the president tweeting out this video of his trip to las vegas, a visit to the hospital set to
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music. ♪ stand up >> reporter: president trump and the first lady meeting survivors and their families posing for photos along the way and greeting first responders who rushed to help. >> i have to tell you, it makes you very proud to be an american when you see the job that they've done. >> reporter: the president offering a message of unity. >> in the depths of horror we will always find hope. in the men and women who risk their lives for ours. the mass murder that took place on sunday night fills america's heart with grief. >> reporter: but there was one topic he did not address. >> mr. president, does america have a gun violence problem? >> we're not going to talk about that today. >> reporter: the debate over gun control hitting capitol hill. >> how many more must die? 100? 1,000? 10,000? a million? what is your blood price?
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>> reporter: at the center of the debate now, those bump stocks, attachments that allow semiautomatic rifles to fire hundreds of rounds per minute. the las vegas gunman had 12 rifles modified with these attachments, a top senate democrat now introducing a bill that would ban their sale and possession. >> some have said we shouldn't do this now. we should wait. now is not the time. ladies and gentlemen, when is the time going to be there? >> reporter: so it's not just democrats now, a growing number of republicans say they are at least open to the idea of holding hearings on these bump stock, a number of members of congress admit they've never even heard of these bump stock attachments before with one republican saying he didn't know there was such a thing, and, george, there's no reason for it. >> the president has been pretty quiet on this. any sense from the white house this is something the president could sign on to? >> reporter: well, george, if talking points that the white house has distributed to its allies in washington are any indication, no, bump stocks are
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not mentioned in these talking points, instead they say new laws won't stop a madman. >> on another front, yesterday we saw those reports that the secretary of state threatened to resign it this summer and called the president a moron in a private meeting. the white house and secretary of state pushing back on that. >> reporter: yeah, george, real strong pushback on this one from inside the administration and from president trump himself. he was asked here in las vegas whether he has confidence in his secretary of state. he says, i had total confidence in him, total confidence, he said it twice. >> let's get more from martha raddatz. you saw the statements from the white house and the secretary of state yesterday but it's no secret there has been a lot of friction between the white house and the secretary of state over iran, over north korea, over the charlottesville incident and that could make it more difficult for the second of tate to do his job overseas. >> i think that's right, george. hard to see how it doesn't underpine his effort. you could look at it as a good
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cop/bad cop approach but foreign leaders know it's the president who ultimately makes decisions. we heard senator corker say tillerson is just not getting the support he needs from the administration adding that tillerson like secretary mattis is helping to, quote, separate our country from chaos. >> hard to see how long he can stay under these conditions. on another front we learned overnight that at least three u.s. special forces were killed in an ambush in the african country of niger. >> reporter: right, george, there are about 400 u.s. military personnel in niger helping the niger military with counterterrorism methods against al qaeda and isis but most are at a drone base. the three green berets killed and two wounded were on patrol with the niger soldiers when they were ambushed. not clear who attacked them. >> let's go to michael. a new report on distracted driving and those systems used
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to navigate texts and tune your radio. aaa found out some may take your eyes and attention off the road for dangerous amounts of time and abc's david kerley is in mcclain, virginia, behind the wheel to give us a demo. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, michael. it is the new technology in these cars and by the way we are on a closed parking lot to show you in that really worries the aaa. these new systems that allow you not only to look at and listen to text messages but social media and say it can be a dangerous distraction. >> tune, a.m., 830. >> reporter: watch this driver in the aaa study. >> tuning to a.m. 830. >> nearly hitting a pedestrian performing another tank he nearly hits a car. aaa says just two seconds of your eyes off the road doubles the chance of a crash. >> find address. >> reporter: aaa and the university of utah found using gps navigation may be the heaviest cogny taif drain.
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>> did you say lake city, utah. >> no. >> reporter: suggesting it takes 40 seconds to input an address. at 25 miles per hour a vehicle would have traveled the length of four football fields. >> a lot of these tanks like texting and navigation and so forth have high visual demand. they're also associated with heimen tall demand. >> reporter: researchers tested 30 vehicles with drivers and found 23 of them required high or heavy demand on drivers to operate. >> you go to contacts and look for jake nelson. >> reporter: on a closed track we gave the systems a try which can be controlled by voice commands but there's also a touch screen. i'm getting text messages as i'm trying to call this person. so i think he may be jake instead of nelson so let's try jake. >> reporter: the auto industry which heavily discourages texting and driving is critical of this new research and the methods used. their representatives telling us
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automakers have worked for years to help drivers focus on the road and drivers should avoid using handheld devices and instead use vehicle-integrated sidss that are designed to be used in the car and comparable to tuning the radio or adjusting climate controls. so basically what the auto industry is saying is you should use hands-free. that means just use the audio portion. when a text message comes in that's what that is, you push the button -- >> please say your command. >> reporter: text messages and use it just through the audio system and that will be sufficient. the problem is that some folks in the aaa, this is also a touch screen and worried you'll come down and touch the screen and distract you. that's the concern, that's the debate, guys, about how this technology is helping or making us a little bit less safe. >> seems like a valid concern. >> valid concern but sometimes almost the cars do too much. yeah. just drive, be safe. you have kids driving cars like that too.
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>> you can't remind us enough about that. >> when you hear that, who's trying to get in touch with me, david, thank you for that. we want to turn to ginger. ginger, you're tracking nate in the caribbean. >> it could become nate. we're watching that group of
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our temple university camera and this shot looking pretty clear as that camera pans around you will see more cloud cover. 83 for your high today, it's a warm one of the we're already in the low 60s. headed up into the 80s. clouds and sunshine today, partly sunny tomorrow, 81. 84 on saturday. ing it. and this woman is laughing because she's pretending her boss's terrible story is funny.
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i'm tamala edwards. it's 7:23 on this thursday october 25th. it has been a mess of the morning on the schuykill and that's where matt pellman is starting. good morning. >> because it continues to be a major mess this morning, all eastbound lanes still blocked here at university area, gray's ferry avenue. it's because of an earlier fatal motorcycle accident that happened about 3:00 this morning just up ahead. so all the eastbound traffic is still being forced off of 76. the backlog begins well approaching the vine street expressway and people are starting to boil -- bail on to the vine which is what you should do. it's now extra crowded, 95 southbound seeing extra slow speeds as well as people detour around the closure of the schuykill eastbound.
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52nd and woodland there's some depowers and on 95 there's a crash, mostly on the side. also on washington on commerce drive on pennsylvania avenue. >> we'll take a short break and come back to accuweather. good morning, everybody.
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we've got a really nice start to the day. just not feeling like fall. lots of sunshine out here mixing with the clouds. let's look at these numbers. we're ranging from 60 degrees in the lehigh valley to 62 in the city. 66 right now in cape may. it's mild to start us off. a bit more cloud cover than we've seen lately. we'll have clouds and sun today, a high of 83 degrees. we have a front lingering nearby the next few days we could see a shower north and west most of us stay dry. tomorrow partly sunny 81, 84 on saturday, 82 on sunday.
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welcome back to "gma." and you're looking at the new threat in the caribbean. a tropical system growing right now moving north. it's forecast to possibly become hurricane nate and could hit the gulf coast this weekend. ginger is following all of that this morning to keep us on top of it. >> making its way here. also we are learning new details about the las vegas killer. authorities now actively searching for an accomplice and his girlfriend is back in the u.s. answering questions from the fbi, still saying she knew nothing about his plans. progress in puerto rico. fema estimates 40% of the population has communication and cell service. almost 70% of retail gas stations now open after hurricane maria. of course, that hit the island more than two weeks ago. >> slowly but surely certainly keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. we begin with the outrage
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over cam newton's comments to a woman reporter, the carolina panthers quarterback laughing when she asked a legit question and paula faris has more. >> good morning, amy. you know, cam newton is one of the most popular players in the nfl but he often finds himself in hot water for abruptly walking out of a super bowl press conference or calling a female reporter, quote, sweetheart, however this time he laughed at another female reporter and this morning, no one is laughing back. he's a former league mvp known for avoiding defenders on his way to the end zone. >> touchdown. >> reporter: playing in the super bowl and scoring big endorsement contracts like this one from oikos. >> new dannon oikos triple zero is my go to snack. >> reporter: but this morning cam newton is on the defensive after this exchange with a female reporter during the team's latest press conference. >> i know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well. devin funchess seemed to really
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embrace the physicality of his routes and making -- getting those extra yards. does that give you a little bit of an enjoyment to see him sticking peek out there in it's fun in i to hear a female talk about routes. it's funny. >> reporter: that reporter, jourdan rodrigue, a panthers beat writer calling out his remarks on twitter writing i don't think it's funny to be a female and talk about routes. i think it's my job. newton immediately drawing sharp criticism for the comments many found to be sexist. online and on the air. >> ignorance and sexism. that is what we saw today from cam newton. >> reporter: she said it dismayed me and those before me and who in similar jobs. >> there are more women in the sports media and that's where we are in this country so cam newton is completely out of touch. >> reporter: in a statement the nfl said the comments are just
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plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league. and the panthers tell espn that newton later spoke to the reporter and expressed regret for the remarks but rodr. gue said i sought mr. newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. he did not apologize for his comments. one reporter in the room said there was dead silence after his response. nearly half of nfl fans are women. it's perhaps their most important fan base and demographic. a narrative they don't need right now. >> paula, you used to cover sports. >> i did. >> you have any similar stories. >> i covered sports for a decade and absolutely loved it. unfortunately you hear this every now and then i was told women don't belong in supports or you won't make it unless you show your goods. those were spoken to me. it's an unfortunate sentiment but not the majority sentiment which is respect from your colleagues, from the team, from the owners and from the players. >> but i think anybody, any player in that locker room who
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understands it's a job. >> it is a job. >> you're there and the qualifications -- the questions -- >> i don't want to be in the locker room for any longer than i have to be. >> the way that cam said it was in a way, well, how would you know? you've never played the game. i got to say, 90% of the reporters have never played the game either. the male reporters, so i think we -- myself i looked at it as someone who is trying to do their job who may understand parts of the game in a different way that i do. >> what's the countdown clock to cam's public apology? >> it's ticking. it is ticking. all right, paula, thank you very much. when we come back we have the woman accused of dressing up like a clown and killing her romantic rifle. how police may have cracked the case after nearly three decades. we'll be right back.
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good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, michael. this case haunted a family and a florida community for nearly 30 years. now a woman accused of dressing up as a clown and killing her lover's wife is finally in custody. authorities say they are seeking the maximum punishment. this morning, sheila keen warren could be facing the death penalty after police say she nearly got away with murder. >> we filed notice of intent to
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seek the death penalty in this case. >> reporter: the 54-year-old wife and stepmother charged in a bizarre 27-year-old cold case. like a scene straight out of the hollywood film "it." >> i'm pennywise. >> reporter: this is the woman who detectives say dressed as a clown back in 1990. police say keen warren pulled up to the florida home of her boyfriend's wife dressed up as a clown complete with an orange wig and white face paint. handed her a bouquet of flowers and two balloons, then shot her at point blank range. >> i really don't want to talk. >> reporter: the victim's son joe home at the time of the murder. watching the clown calmly driving away in this white convertible. >> any murder is horrific. it doesn't matter wearing a clown costume or not. >> reporter: marlene warren dying two days later. investigators quickly zeroing in on keen warren an employee at her husband's used car dooelership and detectives looking into rumors of an affair
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between the two. police even finding fibers from a bright orange wig at keen warren's home. but there was never enough evidence to arrest her. then three years ago detectives re-opening the investigation with the help of new dna testing after learning that keen warren married the victim's husband michael in 2002. >> these technological advances helped crack the case and hopefully will bring justice to the family of marlene warren. >> reporter: last week police finally arresting their suspect. marlene warren's parents saying they're relieved. >> justice will end it all here and that's all that really counts. >> reporter: sheila keen warren was extradited from virginia where she was living with her husband michael for years being held without bond and is expected to plead not guilty. she vehemently denies any involvement. >> dan abrams back for more. wow, 27 years after the fact. >> and they have viewed her as a
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suspect since 1991. they were even publicly naming her as a possible suspect but they go back in 2014, armed with new dna evidence, they go and interview new witnesses and they now believe they're able to get identifying witnesses who can say she's the one who bought the balloons from me and the flowers 90 minutes before this happened. she's the one who bought a clown suit from me a couple days earlier so now they believe they've linked her to the clown suit, to the flowers, to the balloons, you throw dna evidence on that and motive which is amazing. they didn't know that these two are gotten married. >> that gets to my next question. the husband not charged but not in the clear either. >> not at all. they're continuing the investigation. but the fact that they didn't know that these two were married until they re-opened this investigation in 2014 is amazing and i'm sure the investigators suddenly said wait a second. these two got married? so he is definitely still being
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investigated as part of this and we'll see what they turn up. >> okay, dan abrams, thanks very much. over to amy. >> all right, guys, coming up next on our big board, look who is here. the "jeopardy" champ everyone is talking about. you don't look very happy right now. >> it's too early. >> okay, well, he has won the most money the fastest in "jeopardy" history and has a lot to be excited about. i hope you cheer up before we get to the next break. >> the money is cool. the morning isn't. >> we'll be right back. still funny.
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back now with our big board. the music kind of tells it all, right? the new "jeopardy" champ everybody is talking about, austin rogers winning seven days in a row so far. this man has earned more than $278,000. >> so he's won the most money the fastest and we're going to talk to austin in just a moment but first take a look at some of his highlights. >> a bartender from new york, new york, austin rogers. >> austin, as you can tell is a lot of fun as our champion. >> yes, sir. a simple synonym for 200. who is napoleon bonaparte? >> who is adonis? what a chimney sweep. >> you figured it out correctly. >> grandson. >> yes. >> who is scooby doo. >> what is rice krispies. who are the eagles? >> you don't like the eagles? all right. less than a minute now. >> no, what is a tootsie roll? >> that's right.
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[ applause ] >> i need this. >> where did you get to be so smart? >> genetics, luck, karma. >> school, no? >> school, nah. >> and now a total of $278,300 for seven days, most impressive. >> all right, "jeopardy" champ austin rogers is here. so congratulations first of all. >> thank you very much. >> can i ask you, are you always like this? >> pretty much, yeah. >> just wanted to check. you don't own a tv. >> no, i do not. >> so how did you prep then for being on "jeopardy." >> i found ways to watch hundreds upon hundreds of episodes and i sort of -- i'm not going to say there is a system or a code but if you watch enough you'll start seeing things repeat like if it ever says sculptor it's probably going to be:odin. american skull tore, it will probably be calder. romanian poet tampa be ianescue.
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i have no idea who he is but have seen it come up in three decades. >> you know how many are looking this up. >> i had to look it up to. who is this guy? >> you did your homework. >> i gamed the game. i didn't try to learn more. i already know enough. just wanted to do the game. i won the money, duh. >> you know, but "jeopardy" is different than most other game shows. usually the winners are very reserved, very quiet. >> nerds usually. >> but you're dancing, you're like into it. what's up with that? >> that's just me. i mean like if i don't know something, i will go out of my way to try to find it out and then once i find it i will be like, yes, i've learned something new and that's how i felt on the game itself. when i pulled something out of thin air, those celeb bra tri histrionics were not a put-on. they were literally me going i do not know this subcutaneous and i pulled it out of thin air
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eni was very happy that i remembered that word. >> a lot of people were very happy watching you. you've become a viral sensation. a couple tweets from your fans because they're hysterical. >> alex writes i am certain the only reason i got out of bed today was to watch austin on jeopardy. jay writes two types of people in the world, people like austin on "jeopardy" and people that don't matter. what do you think about all this excitement. >> the second one is completely correct. first one perhaps he should reassess his life choices if i'm the only reason he's getting out of bed but the second one, man, that guy is spot-on. >> yeah, exactly. >> your fans want to know what you're doing next. one of your fans suggested that you replace alex trebek. >> no comment. >> ooh. >> no, i'm just saying that tongue in cheek way but seriously, no comment. >> i asked you earlier if you were always this crazy. you're a new york city bartender. >> i am. >> so has it become part of your shtick. you get tips. is that how it evolved. >> usually the striptease is where the tips come from.
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oh, it's a morning show. i forgot. >> and you got a haircut since "jeopardy" i noticed. >> yes, i did. scissors exist. >> you look for "jeopardy"esque. now. >> like a nerd. >> i was talking to someone earlier. they said you're going to be the halloween costume of the year. >> oh. >> your other hair. >> it's better than david s. pumpkins because that's not creative at all. >> we can do the single man. >> what are you going to do with the money? >> probably municipal bond or a bmw. >> there you go. >> either way. coming up we have george going one-on-one with jerry seinfeld. more laughter ahead. ♪
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it's 7:56 now on this thursday october 5th. back on the schuykill with matt pellman. good morning. >> i know one of these times i'm going to come to you tam and say everything is reopened along the schuykill expressway. this is not that time. still closed in the eastbound lanes in gray's ferry because of the overnight motorcycle crash that happened at 3:00 this morning. now the eastbound lanes are still blocked. all traffic forced off at university avenue, gray's ferry avenue and now we're looking at a solid line of traffic into that point. you want no parts of this. think river drive, think vine expressway to 95 southbound. it's busier than normal but you will get through. have a crash on 95 southbound on cottman approaching attention.
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kirk wood high at beach avenue. tam? >> thank you, matt. let's go out and take a live look here at a view out across penn's landing. that looks beautiful. it does look like a summer view. >> it does. if you like the cool crisp mornings of fall you're not going to like the mornings for a week. it's 62 in allentown and reading, 63 in the city and millville and 67 degrees already in cape may. feels a little muggy out here as well. we're seeing more cloud cover than we have in recent days. it's clouds and sun 83. a front lingers nearby. today, tomorrow, the next day most areas stay dry. friday partly sunny 81. saturday very warm 84 degrees. the rain comes on monday tam. >> happening today, drones will no longer be allowed at independence hall and nine other national landmarks. the faa is issuing the ban in
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight the simpson for an accomplice. did the las vegas killer act alone? what his longtime girlfriend told the fbi. and the new video emerging of those terrifying moments when concertgoers fled for their lives. new this morning the storm forecast to become hurricane nate. a hurricane watch already issued, now on possible path for florida and the gulf coast, the new alert at this hour. mom of two hauled off in handcuffs deliberately defying a court order to vaccinate her son saying she would rather go to jail than go through the vaccination. the judge in the case lashing out publicly at the mom saying the dad also gets a say. ♪ 24/carat magic. where seinfeld made the
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biggest decisions of his life and has he saved every successful joke he's ever told. it's jerry like you rarely see him and he's saying. >> good morning, america, not the show i'm actually saying good morning to you. good morning, jerry seinfeld, good morning, america. i think thursday night used to be "seinfeld" night. we'll make it thursday morning in those were the days. we can't wait to hear more of your interview. he actually biked -- there it is. it is confirmed. he biked to your interview. >> quite a bike. that's how he gets around new york and has this new netflix special "jerry before seinfeld." >> say it ain't so. say it is not so, the final season of "scandal," everybody, because of that kerry washington is here this morning. she's kicking off our tgit live in times square and she's going to spill all her secrets, whatever she can about olivia pope. >> good luck with that. >> interrogate her. >> from experience she doesn't give up much.
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she's tough but we'll try to get it out of her. >> she is tough. all coming up. first the morning's top stories including, of course, the fallout from the las vegas shooting. our chief national correspondent tom llamas on the ground in las vegas and learning a lot more about the killer, tom, still no motive. >> reporter: that's right, george. but a major headline this morning. police believe that the shooter, stephen paddock, may have had some help in either planning or pulling off this attack. it is a major development this morning and they point to all the weaponry they found inside of that hotel suite. those 23 firearms including assault rifles with scope and some converted to mimic automatic weapons. police find it hard to believe he brought in all that artillery without help and he was able to convert that suite into a sniper's nest and new video of the moment the crowd at the concert realizes they are under attack. people running for their lives, you see it right there. ducking for cover as paddock fired round after round and you can hear it there in the
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background. now, the las vegas sheriff also believes paddock may have been trying to plan an escape. now he won't reveal what that clue exactly is, but he says he saw something that leads him to believe that. we now know that there was no suicide note left behind and that inside of paddock's car they did find extra ammunition and explosive devices. george. >> okay, tom, thanks very much. all right, we are learning more now about the suspect's girlfriend, questioned by the fbi after she returned from the philippines. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross here with new details. >> law enforcement officials are expressing skepticism about the girlfriend's claim that she knew absolutely nothing about what stephen paddock was up to. she was questioned for most of the day at fbi headquarters in los angeles. and later her lawyer read her statement saying she considered paddock a kind, caring, quiet man who she loved very much. >> he never said anything to me or took any action that i was
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aware of that i understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen. >> danley had been paddock's live-in girlfriend for three years and shared a home in mesquite, nevada where paddock stockpiled dozens of weapons over the last year. she told the fbi when paddock sent her to the philippines two weeks before the shooting and wired her more than $100,000 she thought he was breaking up with her. agents hoped she would pry some insight into his paddock's motive but officials say they are no further along in establishing the motive for his mass murder, amy. >> any sense of when they'll talk to her again? >> i think they have a lot of questions for her still. >> okay. >> thanks, brian. we'll -- as ginger now tracks it's now a tropical storm, nate, we are getting an update from fema on the recovery of the effort in puerto rico after hurricane maria. cell phone service has now been restored to about 40% of the population so they can reach their loved ones abroad and 70%
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of retail gas stations are open and 156 bank branches are available to the public again across the island making cash accessible to purchase basic needs and all airports are up and running with some restrictions and in other news all five former living presidents are coming together to raise money to assist the victims of hurricanes harvey, irma and maria on october 21st where presidents obama, bush 43, clinton, bush 41 and president carter will be joined by top musicians for the deep from the heart, the one america appeal event raising money to help victims from the hurricanes. >> should be a special event. coming up the mom who refused to vaccinate her son now behind bars. an exclusive with the woman dragged off a flight after saying she had pet allergies, now she's telling her side of the story. plus, gladiators, get ready. kerry washington is there. there she is upstairs. what she's going to reveal about the final season of "scandal."
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cancercenter.com/appointment welcome back to "gma." lets you in on something. lara almost didn't make it. >> not my fault. >> not at all. welcome to all of you. we have an announcement about tomorrow. the creator of had "hamilton" lin-manuel miranda will be here just for the new song getting a lot of buzz. like a we are the world for this moment. got a lot of superstar collaborators. j. lo will be on it but only one
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of many. hear it first tomorrow. >> that is so exciting. my daughter will probably try to skip school tomorrow. >> how about "pop news"? >> absolutely. you just started it off. i mean, kind of stole my thunder, george. that's tomorrow. right now good morning to you. let's talk about david letterman heading back to late night. if only -- yes. [ applause ] wow. there's a catch. he'll join jimmy kimmel as he takes his show from los angeles to brooklyn for a week and letterman will not be alone and bring his locktime band leader paul schaffer so they'll go sit on the couch and catch up. schaeffer will stay with the house band for a week. other guest, billy joel, amy schumer, howard stern and tracy morgan and he does this brooklyn show every year. it's always very fun, a little naughty. it kicks off october 16th. >> a little naughty. back to his roots. >> yes. also in "pop news" this morning, when you combine the
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winter olympics with the bachelor, if you're smelling the sweet scent of a spin-off your nose is not deceiving you. get ready for the batch already winter games, everybody. [ applause ] i mean mike fleiss is a genius. if there is a spin-off this man will find it. he is the creator and confirmed they are happening and big news, though, big news this morning, peter will be there. i don't know if you guys watched the last season of "the bachelorette." he got away from rachel. everyone wanted him to be the bachelor. that was not to be. fans were distraught. now it's going to be okay because peter is back. mike tweeted the news he signed on last night and shared it will feature bachelors and bachelorettes from dozens of countries around the world. >> to make it international. >> that's right. like a mini u.n. on "the bachelor." great job michael fleiss. we will be watching as usual. finally a gentle giant lapping up the limelight this
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morning. after setting a new world record, everybody meet mochi and his super long tongue. there's mochi. saint bernard. new guinness world record holder for the longest dog tongue. coming in at 7.3 inches long. mochi is a rescue. from south dakota whose family has to use extra wide food and water bowls to accommodate splashdown. she can sometimes fling food four feet across the room. you can see more on this happy go lucky girl in guinness' first ever amazing animals book in don't want to get too close to that face. >> the more to kiss you with. >> i had an old english mastiff and great dane. they are so sloppy. i can only imagine mochi there. you have to have your own room. >> i use the term splashdown. i'm not joking. that's "pop news." >> thank you, lara. move on now to our "gma" cover story, the mom who refused
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to vaccinate her 9-year-old son, well, she is now getting time behind bars and abc's erielle reshef is here with more on that courtroom battle sparking a national debate. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning, amy. bredow said she was right here on "gma." she was ready to face jail time. this morning she's waking up an inmate. in court she doubled down on her controversial decision not to vaccinate her son. the judge responding with some pointed words and a seven-day sentence. this mom of two hauled off in handcuffs. this morning she's in a detroit jail for deliberately defying a court order to vaccinate her son. >> i'm a passionate mother who cares deeply about my children. >> reporter: rebecca bredow making her case in court. >> if my child is going to be forced to vaccinate i couldn't bring myself to do it. it goes against my beliefs, your honor. >> reporter: her ex-husband didn't agree. michigan law requires both parents to consent in order to opt out of vaccinations for kids. >> okay, ma'am, i'm going to stop you. because the truth matters to me.
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i understand you love your children. but what i don't think you understand is that your son has two parents, and dad gets a say. >> reporter: the judge not holding back. >> you've repeatedly stated over the past several days publicly you will not follow this court order. >> reporter: just last week bredow fiercely defended her decision on "gma." >> it wasn't until they started grouping vaccines that i chose to no longer vaccinate. i would rather go to jail for standing up for what i believe in than vaccinating my child. >> reporter: doctors say grouping vaccines is a common medical practice and carries less risk than avoiding them entirely. >> so a lot of times one vaccine can combined with another. if it seems like the combination is more effective than giving them individually. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics emphasizes vaccines are safe. vaccines are effective. vaccines save lives. >> so vaccines were made to protect your child against illnesses. the recommended schedule that is, you know, the vaccine
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manufacturer recommends and the cdc recommends is designed in a way to actually get optimal results. >> reporter: now, braedow's ex-husband has temporary custody while she serves behind bars. the child must be brought up to date on his vaccinations as quickly as possible and bredow is expected in court sometime next week. >> all right, erielle, thanks so much. we appreciate it. now we're going to go to our exclusive interview with the pregnant passenger who says she was dragged off a southwest flight for saying she may have an allergy reaction to pets on board. abc's stephanie ramos sat down with her to talk about the incident and good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: michael, good morning. the woman in this viral video says she was humiliated and emotionally scarred when she was kicked off this flight. but the airline says, they just couldn't risk traveling with her. >> what are you doing? >> reporter: this morning the woman in this now viral video speaking out about being violently dragged from a southwest flight last tuesday.
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>> it was so important for me to be in los angeles. >> reporter:-year-old anila daulatzai says she is two months pregnant and was flying to los angeles to reach her elderly father who was about to have surgery. >> when i boarded the plane the first thing i asked the flight attendant was how many dogs will be on the plane. >> reporter: southwest allows them to choose their own seats and daulatzai says she chose a seat far enough away from the animals because she's allergic. at any point did you say i could die if i am near dogs. >> never, in fact, i said the absolute opposite. i said it's not life-threatening at all. >> reporter: that's when daulatzai says flight attendants and the captain continued to ask her about the allergy. >> he started by saying i'm uncomfortable with you on the plane. i said, i'm sorry. i'm a primary caretaker for my father. i need to be there and i really ask you to reconsider. >> reporter: and that's when she says the maryland transportation police came on to escort her off the plane. >> i was calmly explaining that
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it's not life-threatening over and over again. i even gave options that were just categorically rejected by the captain. so for me it was clear a lack of conflict resolution skills with them. there's something that they just didn't trust me. i was a brown woman with a hoodie. >> reporter: daulatzai says she was subjected to racist and disparaging treatment by officers. she was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, disturbing the peace, obstructing and hindering a police officer and resisting arrest. her lawyer says they will take legal action against southwest. >> we fear that when you google her, the first thing that's going to come up are these criminal charges which we plan to contest. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, southwest airlines says they were following their policy. writing, our reports indicate the customer stated that she had a life-threatening pet allergy, but she was unable to provide the medical certificate
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necessary to complete travel. our flight crew made repeated attempts to explain the situation to the customer, however, she refused to deplane and law enforcement became involved. one of the contentious points in this entire situation was this medical certificate that southwest says anila daulatzai was required to have in order to fly with a severe pet allergy. but if you go on the southwest website there is no mention of this required medical certificate, but what they do say is that they'll make sure to seat that person as far away as possible from the animal which is what anila daulatzai says she tried to do from the very beginning. michael. >> thank you, stephanie. always disturbing to watch those videos, people being removed. we go over to ginger. what you got. >> you promised it. i have an update from the national hurricane center on now tropical storm nate and so this is a
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hi, ginger. meteorologist karen rogers. we are dry through our region. we have a fair amount of clouds. let's take a look at your forecast. sunshine with clouds a beautiful shot. here's your exclusive accuweather forecast it's warm out there. headed up to 83. staying well above average over the next few days a front lingers nearby, maybe a shower sneaks in. friday 81. saturday 84. bargains that give back in a big
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i'm tamala edwards. 8:27 on this thursday october 5th. matt pellman back taking a look at the schuykill this morning. >> no good news. still blocked at gray's ferry avenue and university avenue. because of the overnight motorcycle accident that happened here at 3:00 but they are still investigating, still shutting down the eastbound lanes. no traffic is getting through and the backlog is huge. it starts at the roosevelt boulevard goes the whole way into university avenue, the vine street expressway and 95 southbound going to be busy but that will be better than the eastbound side of the schuykill. crash on 95 southbound but it's
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still heavy with some speeds from cottman into gerard. there's one into the northeast extension along ryan street and some low-hanging wires to watch out for. 42 also busy as always in the northbound direction from coals road up to this point at 295. >> now we'll head out to karen rogers. it is going to feel more like august than october. >> it's already starting to feel sticky. i can feel those dew points they've been inching up all morning. feeling kind of warm and humid. we're already at 63 headed up to 83. temperatures about 13 degrees above average. now more cloud cover than we've seen lately but plenty of sun. tomorrow partly sunny, 81. saturday very warm up to 84. maybe a sprinkle, clouds and sun, humid other than a stray shower it's dry. monday we expect some downpours
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from what is now tropical storm storm nate. >> back to the last half hour of gma then we'll see you back here. paulsboro's a very proud community. it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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♪ and the trumpets they go welcome back to "gma." and it's great to have you all here on this thursday morning, audience, it's lovely to have you here. [ cheers and applause ] everybody here, everybody here is so excited. our audience is excited. we're excited here at the desk to bring out our next guest, she is a four-time emmy nominated actress and one of tgit's leading ladies. please welcome kerry washington. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. good morning. hi. hi. >> hi, lie move. >> welcome back. >> nice to see you. good morning. good morning. thank you. hi.
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mwah. hi. am i here? okay. hi. [ applause ] >> everybody here is excited to see you. >> i'm excited to be here. >> is it really -- is it really happening. >> as far as i know, as far as i know. >> well, we have to relish every moment then. >> we are. i have to say we are having so much fun because we know it's our last season and we don't want to leave anything on the table. we are really like going hard, going strong. big. we're going out big. >> speaking of leaving nothing on the table, can you -- >> uh-oh. >> i watched the show and never seen one person's life with so many twist and turns. any story line you are excited to close out? >> oh, wow. i don't know how to answer that without spoilers but -- >> go ahead. [ laughter ] i mean to be honest, we all are kind of guessing how the show ends because we don't know. we really -- >> you really don't know.
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>> there used to be an ending and then the real world of politics turned upside down and so what we used to think was our -- >> she told me she had the end. >> yeah, no, it's who knows what it's going to be now. it's crazy. yeah. >> first one is out. olivia more powerful than ever but papa pope a little worried. let's take a look. >> we are a team. >> you don't play team sports. never have. not well anyway. >> dad, it's my turn. i'm changing the rules. this is what i'm doing is better. >> you are look likes into the window of my past. you are me no matter how much i tried all i could create was me. [ applause ] >> nightmare. >> it's true. >> papa pope is cold-blooded. >> he is. he is not your model parent for
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sure. i don't look to him -- he is a dream but papa pope is -- >> i want to you share. i love the tradition you do before you kick off each episode when you get in there and start taping. >> at the very start of every episode i scream very loudly, i have no inside voice. i scream very loudly whatever episode number it is so episode 701. it's surreal. i remember doing it for episode 101 and here we are back like seven years later. it's crazy and also, you know, we're closing in on the end. every episode we finish we know we're getting closer to the end which is so surreal. >> how do you think it will be taping that last episode. >> i don't know. it's like people asking me what it will feel like braking up with a boyfriend i'm still in love with. i don't know what it's going to be like. >> that was deep right there. >> sad. >> talk about the finale.
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there is a beginning for you because i understand your son is turning 1. >> yeah. >> happy birthday to him. >> thank you, thank you. [ applause ] >> it's great. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> it's today. >> it is. >> but i love this. i heard that on your birthday, instead of receiving gifts you actually give gifts to your parents. >> i do. i feel like even though i was born on that day they did the heavy lifting. it's also a really great day for me to make inappropriate humor to my parents and they can't do anything about it. because i'm like, thanks for getting it on. so -- >> it's a really cool idea. as soon as i read that i thought we should all be doing that. >> i probably read it somewhere but i mean i have extraordinary parents. my parents, hey, earl and val, they're just dreamy. they're fantastic. i mean they're actually visiting in l.a. and everybody is so happy when they show up. you know, they look forward to my parents visiting. >> i've just read articles what
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a strong influence your mom has been on you. >> very special. >> what's next for you when is is all over. what is the next chapter. >> there's a couple of different things in the works mostly through my production company, yeah, so we have a couple different films and theater and television so i'm not sure which will be first but it's all stuff i'm looking forward to. it's hard to think about what's next when you're really -- >> with that boyfriend you love. >> yes, exactly. >> i have a suggestion. >> uh-oh. >> we'll throw it back to high school days, a cappella club. triple trio, maybe you knew, your a cappella group. if you were to create that, who would you love to sing with? >> oh, my gosh, wow. well, tomorrow you're having one of my favorite people of all time. lin-manuel and i would sing anything and anywhere with him so he's one of my faves. >> would you ever do broadway musical if he called on you? >> i was in one of the original
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workshops for "in the heights" before it went to broadway. >> on "gma" you learn something new every day. >> i was doing a workshop for "in the heights" and i said i got though call back about this movie for ray charles. want to find a backup for the workshop. i did ray and he became a superstar. >> it all worked out. >> well, you know, we're happy you're here, but we're sad that you're here to talk about the final season of "scandal." >> it is surreal but let's just remember this is the beginning of the end. so there's a lot of fun to be had. 18 episodes and we're not going to disappoint. we're going to bring all the heat. >> come back and talk about it any time you want. we love having you here. >> i will, for sure. [ applause ] please do. >> or when you tape the finale. >> i would love that. notice you're in all black for mourning. >> i am mourning the last season of urbanski skab. >> it is the final season of "scandal." >> tune in. >> tonight, tonight, everybody at 9:00, 8:00 central right here
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on abc. kerry washington. and when we come back we'll reveal the interview with "dancing's" frankie muniz, his health battle and how he's dancing through the pain. we'll be right back. [ applause ] we just moved in about four months ago, but the living room's pretty blank.
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we did a lot of research online. we just need to have a designer put it all together. mmm hmm. so, it's really nice when clients come in and have... done some of their own research. what do you think about these chairs and that table? working with a bassett designer was really easy. us being young professionals, we're so busy... there's no way we could've designed it ourselves. no. we love it!
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we are back now with triumph on the dance floor. frankie muniz has been one of the biggest surprises on this year's "dancing with the stars" earning awesome scores while
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dancing through pain and a mysterious illness. he sat down with nick watt to talk about it. ♪ be like whoa wait a minute >> reporter: last week killed it. >> yeah. i didn't expect it. like i went into this with zero expectations. you know, i am half puerto rican and fortunately the half puerto rican half of me came out. >> reporter: he's smiling but he's also hurting. >> you feel it pinched. >> i pinc if you look right now at
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storm tracker you can see we're dry out is there and it certainly does feel warm. let's take a look at the forecast. 83 for your high today. tomorrow 81. 84 on saturday. zeljanz. you're all used to seeing our set, our fabulous audience, of course, but come with me. there is a whole world behind the scenes in our "gma" green room where our guests hang out before the show. so we teamed up with our sponsor keurig to revamp the space. believe me, it needed it. before we show the results let's watch the incredible transformation. this was the "good morning america" green room. old chairs, drab curtains and outdated coffee machines. it was in need of a major renovation. so with blueprints in hand our sponsor keurig helped transform this space into a contemporary coffee house.
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over the course of one week the room was ripped apart from top to bottom. first up we put down brand-new floors and we jazzed up the walls with a subway tile and brick look. comfortable bench seating for our guests now line the windows, cool light fixtures hang from the ceiling and new coffee bar is decked out with quart countertop, a custom wood paneled wall and new keurig brewers and pods and the final touch, new furniture adding a pop of color and modern style to the room. and now the moment we've all been waiting for. hey, everybody. wow, it's looking so good in here. you'll be seeing a lot more of this room just so you know. beautiful stuff out here and believe me it did not look like that before and can see our wake-up call you can see live every morning on our facebook page and see that done from here and interviews with celebrities and see coffee which we are so excited about. keurig brewers, brewer pods, they're all here.
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the keurig system has more than 70 brands including some of your favorites like starbucks, peete's, green mountain coffee and dunkin' donuts and the new from keurig k-select brewer and increases the intensity of your coffee in under a minute. new coffee. that's about all we can ask for. you have a bigger surprise too. >> i do that news about the coffee, though, available at all times. >> i'm awake. >> we're happy and a great treat for everybody here. our entire audience, you guys are all getting this, come on out. each and every one of you is getting a keurig brewer and some green mountain k-cup pods. love the k-cup pods. hazelnut my favorite. everybody, you can have a perfect cup of coffee. you get one. you get one. you get one. [ applause ] all right. coming up -- "good morning america's"
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so, you're safe. >> so many kids in the audience weren't even born when "seinfeld" went off the air. it's been 20 years. can you believe that? but the man behind it has never stopped performing the stand-up he loves and jerry seinfeld is now stars in a new netflix special called "jerry before seinfeld." we met up at one of his most meaningful manhattan spots. >> you live in the city you tell people, people ask you where do you live. we live in the city. you don't live on the city. >> that city, new york, of course. seinfeld city. his classic show was set here. >> yada yada'd over the best part. >> shot at the comedy club where he launched his career. >> are you kidding me? ♪ >> reporter: when we got
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together to talk -- >> hi, george. >> jerry, what's happening. >> how are you? >> i wasn't expecting this but you know, it works. he picked a classic piece of new york, a bench in central park. i feel like there should be a plaque on this bench. >> maybe someday. >> it could be right here because tell us about this bench. >> okay, so when i was 21 years old and i had left my parents' house, i got an apartment on 81st and columbus which was the address we always used on the tv series for my apartment. i sat here with my parents and i said, i'm going to be a comedian. >> was it hard? >> to tell them that? >> yeah. >> not really. they knew i wasn't northal. i actually have not sat here since the other time i sat here when i sat with my managers george shapiro and howard west and we decided that this was the right time to end the tv series. >> you haven't been on this
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bench since. >> no, i actually have not. so this is the two most biggest things i think i have -- digs that i've made not counting the personal life, of course. you always have to mention that. >> right. it's all okay, jessica. >> yeah, i remember sitting here and just -- on both those occasions, honestly, george, i'm going to tell you the truth. other than those two times i have never sat on this bench. >> in the '70s we were the new hot thing, stand-up comics doing his thing. >> here in the special you went back to your original stand-up routines. >> uh-huh. >> it is it true you had to relearn some of the jokes. >> all of them. i was surprised too. like i don't know, this little joke in there about the cotton balls. >> i go to the doctor before he gives you the shot puts the alcohol on your arm with a cotton ball. i bring one of mine. he goes for his. i go, maybe you could use this
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one. >> that was always a great laugh. i couldn't find the funny. why was it funny? it was a certain timing and like a move with your hand and there's a look on your face. all those things have to be there or it doesn't work. >> it's not just what's on the paper. >> no, no, that's 2% of it. 98% is the way you do it. >> so i could read one of your jokes and -- >> probably not going to work. >> no. as the title says the special takes us back to jerry's beginning long before the megasuccess of "seinfeld." >> would i have been funnier if i grew up in peoria in a whorehouse raised by prostitutes? absolutely but this is what i had to work with. >> you could not have imagined the life this became. >> no. >> no way. >> no way. you know, i know how columbus felt. >> we're going to go to india and get some spice, some nice
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fabrics. it's a bigger thing. >> you must have known something. one of the most amazing things in the special, we see all of the yellow pads. you've saved every successful joke. >> george, what else did i have? >> i don't know. >> nothing. a couple people have asked why did you save it? what else would you save? what else -- i don't have jewels. i don't have nice clothes, but the material. >> the hardest thing in all of entertainment is to write stand-up comedy. it is harder than anything else. >> so tell us how it happens. you have an office. >> so i still do the same exact thing. >> you sit down, put the pad out. >> same thing, same pad, same pen. bic pen. clear barrel bic, blue. >> just wait? >> and just wait. i don't just wait because i have things i want to talk about, like i want to talk about when you're texting the three ghosty dots. why are we so anxious.
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before the phone rang it went, ra. ra. >> after the biggest sitcom ever why a netflix special now? >> so i liked the experience of it. this whole thing is brand-new. brand-new kind of experience. worldwide on tuesday, taiwan, hong kong. romania, they're watching it. >> where was the biggest right here, right? >> here. hong kong in eastern europe taiwan, india. >> have you ever done india? >> no but i'm going to. i'm going to. and they've had my series for years there. it's hugely popular there and all bootleg. >> not making a dime there. >> not a dime so that's going to change. i'm going to go over there and get it. >> he's so funny. >> so funny. and the special is really something because i mean he even says it a couple of types of the
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he's a relatively private guy but he goes and shows everybody his house, people he grew up. >> the making of "seinfeld." >> the making of $75 million. >> every time he's on that everyone go, it's something special. you were in on this one. >> i got some of that india money. >> i still want to hear you read one of his jokes. >> you can see the special, jerry before seinfeld right now on netflix and we'll be righ
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that would be the schuykill with matt. good morning. >> finally some good news on the eastbound side of 76 here in gray's ferry, they finally wrapped up that accident investigation after the motorcycle crash at 3:00 this morning. both eastbound lanes finally reopened. you're good to go headed toward the walt whitman bridge except there is a substantial backlog coming in from roosevelt boulevard. on 95 going to be construction. bunch of znts around landsale this morning. and in trenton an overturned truck is partially blocking north side avenue. >> let's head outside to karen rogers with accuweather. >> i need my shades. nice and bright and temperatures are into the 60s already. heading up into the 80s.
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we'll see clouds and sunshine. tomorrow partly sunny 81. maybe a shower north and west. saturday 84 for your high. on sunday humid, a stray shower. 82. it's going to feel sticky for those eagles. monday we're expecting tropical downpours. a high of 87. two late-night shootings killed a 24-year-old man in the strawberry mansion section. we'll bring you the latest on action news at noon. live with kelly and ryan next. i'm tamala edwards. have a great thursday. paulsboro's a very proud community.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve.
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