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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's monday, january 17th. this morning, an abc news exclusive. gabrielle giffords' husband breaks his silence and reveals a surprising moment the at her bedside vigil. >> clash of the reagans. the former presidents sons fighting over the father's first signs of alzheimer's. did symptoms appear in the white house? habitat horror. and the zookeeper crushed to death. and golden moments. may have grabbed the globe but other actor's comeback stole the show. >> just got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation. good morning, everyone. a great line by michael douglas.
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and he looks fantastic. >> i can't get over how good he looks. >> and he just recently completed his treatments for throat cancer. >> his voice as strong as ever. we'll get a lot more on that coming up. also good news from gabrielle giffords this weekend. she's been upgraded from critical to serious condition. her husband is speaking out for the first time. mark kelly has kept a constant vigil by her bedside. he's speaking to diane sawyer. we'll have a first look at the exclusive interview in just a minute. >> we're so looking forward to that. and people across the country marking the legacy of martin luther king jr. today. on saturday, he would have been 82. this is the 25th year that the nation is observing the king's holiday. i had a chance while i was in atlanta to sit down with some of the people who worked with dr. king. hear what this day means to them. >> so young, only 39 years old. also later this morning, the debate over vaccines and autism. the doctor who claimed to link them has lost his medical
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license. a brand-new study charges him with perpetrating an elaborate fraud. the researcher andrew wakefield is here to answer the charges live in a "gma" exclusive. but we are going to begin with gabrielle giffords' husband breaking the silence on her remarkable recovery. tomorrow abc news is going to air his exclusive interview with diane sawyer. that's going to air on "20/20." david muir starts us off from tucson. david? >> reporter: good morning, george. we're hearing about that incredible hurdle overnight that congresswoman gabrielle giffords last night. she's been upgraded from critical condition to serious condition. as you point out, diane sawyer also here this weekend taking with giffords' husband, mark kelly who breaks his silence for the first time. gabrielle giffords' husband mark kelly who spent most of the week holding his wife's hand told diane sawyer that his wife is now responding to more complex commands. at one point, she even reached out and started giving him a
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neck rub. he sold sawyer, this is so typical of her. she's in the icu, going through this traumatic injury and she spent ten minutes giving me a neck massage. i kept telling her, gabby, you're in the icu, you don't need to do this. it's so typical of her, no matter how bad the situation might be for her, she's looking out for other people. he told sawyer, i just stay there because is seemed to comfort her. in their time together, sawyer asked kelly what he might say to jared loughner's parents. he said i'd probably see them, he answered. you know, i don't think it's their fault. i'd like to think i'm a person that's somewhat forgiving. they've got to be hurting in the situation as much as anybody. gabby has two stepdaughters, i have children. and they must -- i'm sure they love their son. they must be as distraught over this as all of us are. the meantime, the survivors outside that safeway and heroes who saved them, reunited for the first time. at the abc news town hall. it was bill heilman's wife who
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brought that little girl, christina taylor green, a neighbor's daughter, so excited to meet her congresswoman. his wife still in the hospital, struggling with christina gone. >> she knows rationally that there's no blame to be apportioned, but the fact of the matter is, she took a little neighbor's girl away that morning and was unable to bring her home. >> reporter: and there was lynn rich, the gunman's neighbor speaking for the first time. >> i wish i would have had more courage to have said more to his parents. >> you spoke of the music. you said there was once beautiful music coming from that house? >> yes, there was, jared played in a jazz band. i jis loved sitting in my house listening to the music come out of the house. and something changed. >> and when you asked the family, what was the answer? >> there was no answer, i was just glared at and turned a back on. >> reporter: that was first time we heard of that beautiful music coming from the home, music that
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was eventually silenced. of course the first time we're hearing from astronaut mark kelly, the husband. wasn't it incredible to hear him describe to diane, that neck rub a massage, such an encourage sign, george. >> amazing. that she had that much strength in her hand. more on diane's interview and a special "20/20." the congress woman and the astronaut. >> let's bring in dr. richard besser to talk about what we just heard that diane received word from mark kelly about the neck rub. what do you make of that? >> i think that's pretty incredible. not only did she have the physical strength to show those emotions are intact, but the emotional connection to him. that really talks to higher brain function. it's another encouraging sign. >> we've seen a number of those and we can't wait to hear more from diane's interview with mark kelly.
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christina-taylor green, 9 years old, her family has given another family a remarkable gift, rich. >> that's right. this is really a beautiful story. how one family, in the midst of dealing with their own incredible tragedy reaches out to another to bring them something so important. ♪ >> reporter: she would want to say to us seek ways to make other's lives better. >> reporter: as 9-year-old christina-taylor green was laid to rest, we learned she had one final gift to the world. some of her organs were flown across the country and donated to a little girl in the boston area. >> it's not a rare thing for organs to go from one state to another. it really depends on who's on top of the list. it depends on how quickly that organ has been procured and the condition of the organ. >> reporter: cristina-taylor's father, john green, told "the boston globe" that the donation really lifted our spirits. we're proud parents once again of our daughter.
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who has done an amazing thing. the identity of the little girl who received christina's organs is not known. but john green says we hope their little one is okay. we would love to meet them. we hope our daughter's gift really helps them. there are currently over 110,000 people registered on the national register for organs. one donor could potentially save up to eight lives. pediatric donations are rare because children are expected to live long and awareness is low. as a pediatrician, i know how difficult it can be to talk to parents who are losing a child without organ donation. that's part of the problem. it's so important to have that conversation. it not only helps a child receiving the organ, but it can bring meaning and comfort to the family at the time of incredible loss. >> it can really do that. it all comes down to family. and i see your handsome son is in the studio with us today. it is about family. >> it is about family.
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>> thanks, rich. >> thank you, robin. since the shots rang out in tucson last saturday, there's a lot of talk whether political talk will take on a new tone in the wake of the killings. president obama called for it. his 2008 opponent, john mccain did the same. john, with this movement as republicans and democrats sit together during the state of the union seems to be really picking up steam. >> reporter: sure is, george, before democrats and republicans get a chance to sit next to each other in the state of the union, they will face off in the big political battle of 2011. forget this stuff. >> hell no, you can't! >> i will not yield! >> reporter: the new theme is civility. few senators are more conservative than tom coburn. or more liberal than chuck schumer. listen to them now. >> we have an obligation to tone that down. >> what we can't question is our president's love for our country. >> chuck schumer's love for the country. >> reporter: could it be a political thaw? one it republican looeder tells
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abc news there's a six to nine month window of opportunity for the two sides to get something accomplished before the 2012 presidential election makes compromise impossible. possible areas of bipartisan breakthrough include deficit reduction, tax reform and education. but the forecast for this week is conflict. >> we understand that we have to pull obamacare out by the roots. >> reporter: on the civility issue there seems to be a high-profile divide among republicans. john mccain wrote in "washington post" yesterday, quote, i disagree with many of the president's policies but i believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. but listen to what sarah palin said in an interview with conservative talk show host laura ingram. >> now, i don't personally trust what comes out of the white house. what obama is doing, purposefully weakening america because he understood that debt weakens america domestically and internationally and yet now he supports increasing debt.
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>> reporter: tomorrow the house will begin debate on repealing the health care bill. and that will be the first test of whether or not this new-found civility can survive a political debate where the differences are as deep and wide as they've ever been. >> jon, thanks very much. we'll turn now to another potential bombshell for wikileaks. a former swiss banker facing charges for violates swiss banking laws is giving details of 2,000 offshore accounts to wikileaks today. documents which he claims will show widespread tax evasion by many high profile individuals and institutions, including americans. jim sciutto joins us from washington. jim, this is just breaking now. what more do we know about the new documents? >> well, the whistle-blower, has just handed these cds to julian assange himself, he said among those 2,000 accounts are american, european and asian multi national companies,
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politicians, celebrities and even organized crime and three major financial institutions. he claims the documents give evidence of massive potential tax evasions by those individuals and corporations, but also potentially illegal activities by banks. george, he said he tried to approach the authorities with this information but wikileaks was his only hope to get the word out. >> but wikileaks is not backing up his claims yet. they're not just releasing the cds? >> they're not. they say they want to vette the documents themselves. both wikileaks and the whistle-blowers say they're not going to release names in part because they don't know that the names attached to the accounts are those real people. they say they want to leave it to the authorities to sort out which you may say runs counter to the whole wikileaks' philosophy. i think what you're seeing here, wikileaks, more careful after the uproar over the release of the afghan war logs. >> thanks very much. we move on to the family feud between the reagan brothers. an exclusive with abc news, ron
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reagan said in his new book that he saw early signs of alzheimer's while his father was still in office, still in the white house. michael reagan says he's wrong. claire shipman has more. >> reporter: it's another feud in an often fractious family. in a series of tweets over the weekend, michael reagan, the former president's son and conservative commentator accused his stepbrother ron of trying to sell out his father to sell books. he added "my brother was an embarrassment to his father when he was alive. and today he became an embarrassment to his mother." the quarrel began after ron reagan said in his new book that he saw the president exhibit what may have been signs of alzheimer's disease in the white house. he spoke to "20/20's" elizabeth vargas. >> you say he was sitting at the phone making phone calls and he was reading note cards like he had prompts? >> yeah, and that bothered me. it seemed like conversations that wouldn't really require that. >> reporter: he says he was troubled by one of the president's 1984 debate
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performances and was concerned enough to spend a day shadowing his dad at work. >> did he not remember things or was he forgetful? >> no, it wasn't anything that obvious. not like oh, my god, he doesn't remember he's president. it was just i had an inkling that there might be something going on. >> reporter: ron also writes i've seen no evidence that my father or anyone else was aware of his medical condition while he was in office. had the diagnosis been made in, say, 1987, would he have stepped down? i believe he would have. >> the former president was diagnosed with alzheimer's six years after leaving office, writing an eloquent letter to the nation, saying i only wish there was some way i could spare nancy from this painful experience. >> she said good-bye to him in this heartbreaking scene seven years ago. >> we learned of terrible pain and loneliness that must be endured as each day brings another reminder of this very long good-bye. >> reporter: the family at that moment in solidarity. not anymore.
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the half brothers didn't get along well when their father was alive. they haven't talked since shortly after his death and now, their relationship is likely to be defined by this very public sparring. >> it does seem that way. all right, claire thank you so much. we'll have much more on the story tomorrow when ron reagan joins us live right here on "gma." it is now 7:14, time for first check of the weather of the week with sam champion. >> good morning, sam. good morning, robin. we'll start with the weather in the rest. it was a difficult weekend. difficult monday. heavy rain, 3 to 5 inches over the weekend and a big snow melt. that brought a lot of landslide, mud slide situations over the coastal area. and that heavy rain means flooding for that area. more than 40 river gauges are at or above flood stages. olympia, seattle, portland, more for you today. locally, inland areas, an inch to inch and a half of rain. add that to whatever hand over the weekend. cool temperature, burlington, 3 below.
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set that up to a low that tomorrow works up the coastline. we'll be watching that tomorrow. here's our selected cities brought to you by the capital one venture card.
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>> chicago, indianapol >> chicago, indianapolis, detroit could have an icy mix today, robin. we'll be talking about that this morning. >> okay, sam, thank you. well, the stars are out last night, the golden globes. we sent our chris connelly there to take a closer look at the big winners. and any surprises. and chris is up bright and early. in fact, he's never been to bed. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's the same thing with the golden globes. is it a harbinger of the oscars or because of the champagne, is it the award show equivalent of a business convention booze cruise. well, this year, the good news was, a little bit of both. holding on backstage -- or twirling out front. who gets the final word on your outfit as you leave the house?
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which child do you trust to tell you that you look good enough to go? >> my girls are always happy about me getting dressed up. my boys think i look silly. >> reporter: "the social network" had it with four globes. best drama, screenplay and director, and score. capping a night that jesse eisenberg saw as surreal even before the night began. >> you know, it's overwhelming. it's hard to relate this incredible experience to making the movie. >> reporter: but this facebook saga didn't have a monopoly on the nerdtastic. "black swan" won two. have you finished the puzzle? >> gosh, my nerdiness is so commonly known now. >> reporter: now in her second trimoster, natalie portman won best actress for "black swan" with an intimate thank you for benjamin millepied, fiance and actor. >> you might remember him in the movie with the guy who was asked
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would you sleep with that girl. he's the best actor, it's not true, he totally wants to sleep with me. >> reporter: her likely oscar rival, annette benning also won a best actress globe for her h work in "the kids are all right." then an oscar favorite, colin firth still hadn't delivered news best actor in it for the "king's speech" back home yet. >> you haven't called your mother yet? "the fighter's" one-two punch with christian bail honoring his wife with her patience and emotional demands. >> we go crazy. doing what do you. it's part of the job. you go a little bit nuts. >> reporter: melissa leo won best supporting actress and paid tribute to the ailing matriarch she portrays, alice ward. >> alice, this is yours. >> reporter: on the tv side, supporting actor, chris colfer led the night from "glee."
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his gay character, kurt, a beacon for fans. >> not alone. that's what i'll always remember. >> what do you feel when people out there -- >> pressure, now even more pressure. >> a special moment later on in the show when michael douglas came out and got a standing ovation, after having battled cancer, his first public appearance, you could see people out there for him in a big way. on the red carpet, he said, something like this makes you appreciate your fans, your friends and family, and he turns to his wife, catherine zeta-jones, and said, this one's meant a heck of a lot. pretty special moment, guys. >> that was by far the moment of the night. you're right about that. >> special moment for business convention booze cruise. lots of excitement in the nfl especially if you're a jets fan. the packers and bears face off in chicago. the jets are playing the steelers. and as john berman reports, the jets knocked the patriots out after a week of nasty trash talk. >> reporter: with their stunning upset of the new england patriots, the jets put their
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money where their mouth is or was. in fact, their mouths were just one part of anatomy connected to their strange aggressive season. there was the leg one coach used to trip an opposing player. there was a synonym for the back side. one jets player called tom brady. and of course, the feet of rex ryan's wife. wes welker seemed to mock that leading up to the game. >> everybody has their best food forward. you definitely have to be on your toes. >> reporter: that led jets player to say his days in a uniform will be numbered. and the only feet that mattered were the ones used to stomp the patriots. you could hear the agony from tom brady who speaking of anatomy got a metaphorical haircut. >> a lot of credit goes to the jets. it's disappointing the way we performed. i certainly wish i did a better job. >> reporter: as for the jets,
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their boisterous brash celebration, just the latest antics to the bad boy march through the playoffs. though their coach said they're just misunderstood. >> we talk because we believe in ourselves. maybe people take it the wrong way. >> reporter: after all the back and forth, the most surprising vision, not the score, but the hug between the coaches. yes, strangely enough, in the end, the anatomy they showed the world their warm hearts. for "good morning america," john berman, abc news, new york. >> what did rex say last week, it's personal? >> yeah, but they backed it up. the jets, steelers, bears and packers. >> a lot coming up. >> great final four. coming up on "good morning america," sad news out of tennessee. why did an 8,000 pound elephants fatally crush its zoo keeper. and the next on the mommy wars. my the mother that says she doesn't believe in play dates or sleepovers that sparked even
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there's been a fatal accident, pedestrian accident on the caltrain tracks in burlingame. frances, what's the latest? >> hey, eric. we just heard the latest and basically the accident killed a pedestrian just about an hour ago, northbound train 305.
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emergency crews are at the scene, the coroner is on the scene as well. trains are stopped in both directions but just got word from the information specialist they hope to clear one of the tracks in 30 minutes and hopefully they'll start single-tracking trains during that time. in the meantime you may want to consider driving and again we'll keep you posted on the freedom train as well. but so far no major delays, just a lot of fog out there this morning. eric? >> thank you very much. apple ceo steve jobs is taking a medical leave of absence to focus on his health. jobs will continue to be involved in major decisions but leave day-to-day decisions to chief operating officer tim cook. it's not clear the reason for jobs' medical leave but as you know he was diagnosed and treated for pancreatic cancer in 2004 and had a liver transplant in 2009. jobs says he intends to return to apple just as soon as he can. when we come back, we'll update
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oprah: all new -- this martin luther king jr. day, our historic look back at race on "the oprah show," then jay-z and i went head-to-head. i disagree.
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>> welcome back. here's a look at the golden gate bridge and how thick the fog is out there waiting for you this morning. visibilities as low as a 16th of a mile at sfo. we have thick fog all the way through the bay area. the best visibility is a half mile at concord, napa and half moon bay. you can see what the fog does to the temperatures, the 50s. accu-weather 7-day forecast, more fog tonight but i think it will burn off quicker making
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lots of new details from will and kate's big day. she may have land aid designer and wedding dress. >> already? >> believe it or not. >> we'll have the latest from london, as we say "good morning america," i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm robin robert, we hope everyone had a great weekend. and that you're enjoy the holiday. >> did she spark the mother of all debates? >> she doesn't believe in play dates. is she now backing us down? >> she said she was misunderstood. one detail i couldn't get over, she got a birthday card from her
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4-year-old. >> that's a tough love. >> look at that many cog up. also the doctor who claimed she established some kind of links between vaccine and autism, set out a scare more than a dozen years ago. there's a new journal article which claims he perpetrated an elaborate fraud. >> all of that is ahead. we begin with an investigation under way this morning at the knoxville zoo where an elephant crushed one of its elephants to get. matt gutman has more on the story. >> officials at the knoxville zoo believe stephanie james' death was a tragic accident. >> the elephant should in that situation, when received a command should respond. the 18,000 pound elephant backed her in the stall, crushing her
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h. edie was not acting aggressively to follow the desperate commands to move back. it was too late for the 33-year-old james found crumbled against the stall and rushed to the hospital. >> the elephant will not be punished or disciplined. >> still, the three elephants are kept away from direct human contact. james' father said his daughter loved animals but was always careful. >> she was so concerned with safety. that was her first priority, was safety. >> reporter: he said they spoke about the risks of her job just after christmas. and as easy as trainers make this look, these are still wild animals. another elephant attacked a handler, at the zoo, charge. and 2007, jeff corwin was attacked by an elephant he was handling caught by cameras.
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there were 20 attacks at parks. just this weekend a pair of crazed chimps bit off fingers of zoo keepers in nebraska. tragedy struck even the most expert handler, like dawn who was dragged ound the water as hundreds watched. like her, stephanie james died doing what she loved most, working with wild animals. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news. >> and joining us is the director of the columbus zoo, our good friend, jack hanna. of course we're thinking about that young woman's family. you worked there. that was the first zoo you worked. >> 1961. >> what do you think could have happened? >> real quickly, you remember hearing her father say she loved doing what she did. hand steve corwin's wife. and p i it tell you right now,
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on the record, if something ever happened to me, as you know me for years i died doing what i love doing. and bringing the animals to the world. >> i know it's important for you to say that. i know you truly believe that and other family members. those of us who don't work in that environment. >> we see that and go, oh, my goodness, she knew the risk. what could have happened? >> i think this was an accident. if this was an attack, i've seen elfacts go through a brush or bush, it's like a bulldozer. which means that's aits a natural thing. they eat 200, 300 pounds a day. you look at elephant, one of my favorite animals, when something is 9,000 pounds, up to 4 pounds, if they turn like this, inside of tight quarter, you don't have a chance. that powerful of an animal. if this were an attack, i'm sure the bliss are at the knoxville
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zoo studying this. i'm sure this was an accident. >> as we heard in matt's piece, edie, the elephant will not be punished or disciplined. is there something that will happen? >> a 2-year-old might find a pistol and shoot it to arm or kill. this elephant should be an elephant. in our zoo, you have contact with elephants. free contact and no contact. knoxville zoo has no contact right now. we have free contact in our zoo. i wouldn't sit here and tell you there wouldn't be an accident or death in a zoo, i would be lying to you. this is our type of business like astronaut or nascar driver. we want to bring the animal to the world. the elephant is an icon animal. in 1978, there were 1.4 million african elephants. today there's less than 5,000. the black rhino there's less than 2400 people. we can't not expose people to
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what i call love of these animals. >> your passion as a parent, i can see it in your eyes, when you're here and i've seen you out. you know there are some people who feel, especially with an animal like an elephant, so smart, so big, so strong, so social, that should they be in that kind of setting? >> it's a good question. i just got back from africa i've done it since 1977. they are magnificent out there. they are poached and there are certain problems. we sent several million dollars last year for the elephants. right now in the zoo, we had our problems, i can show you footage of them doing other things. we're taking them from zoos that can't handle them. like l.a. $40 million habitat for elephants. cleveland, all of the zoos are building these magnificent habitats, they are enriched every day to now they can learn to find food, different places. it's not just a small area where
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they're contained to. that's what we're trying to do is, less in those zoos and make them really good where they're going. >> i spent time with a panda, you're right. the love and devotion zoo keepers have. thank you, jack. >> new let's go to juju chang with other developing stories. good morning, juju. >> good morning, everyone. we have new images from the historic floods in australia. these before and after pictures show how wide spread the flooding is and this morning a major river is cresting. 41 people have died and a 7-year-old was swept away last night. political crisis in haiti. grows deeper as a once feared dictator, baby doc returned. it's not clear why jean-claude
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duv ye duvalier return ed. steve job receive aid liver transplant in 2009. and a study that may rerace the dumb blond stereotype. they have proof beautiful people are also smarter. men and women considered physically attractive have iqs that average 14 points higher than the norm. the link between beauty and brains is strongest in men. doesn't seem fair. how appropriate we're going over to sam right now. oh, sam. >> oh, sam. >> huh? what? >> i just want to know who got money to spend on that study. let's go to wfts. they know florida and tampa better than anybody. they love it, we love it too. take a look at storms in the area, part of the pressure that will drive up the coastline. get this, new england, snow and ice situation that goes into ice
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again in the morning and eventually comes to rain. not big snow totals for nooks, not big snow comments for boston, this time inland will collect. new york, new york state, maine as well. we'll go into it tomorrow and so will the lell abc stations who does get snow? des moines, chicago as well. we'll show young and now here's a look at what's ahead on our "gma" morning menu. mom why war, mom who sparked an upro uproar, on tough parenting weddings, will she back down?
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you could have guessed that the headline would provoke a battle royale on the internet. why chinese mothers are superior. that's what "the wall street journal" put over excerpts of aimia chua called tiger mother. he's received death threats. she's also saying that the excerpts don't tell the whole story. andrea canning is here. >> george, do not mess with mothers. i'll tell you, some of these comments are harsh. amy chua doesn't believe in play dates, sleeveovers, she even
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threatened to burn her daughter's stuffed animals if she didn't play the piano correctly. it has parents everywhere debating the clash of cultures. >> reporter: aimy chua has becoe one of the most controversial guests at home -- >> our next guest is raising controversy. >> reporter: -- and around the world. >> i also think she's the worst person ever born ever. >> reporter: to countless blogs where she was compared to "mommy dearest." one person wrote this is simply child abuse. another said parents like amy chua is why people like me asian american are in therapy. but chua said "the wall street journal's" headline "why chinese mothers are superior ""which led to 6,000 comments on the paper's website was misleading. she defended herself on pbs.
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>> it's about many of the strengths i see in this approach. it's about mistakes, making fun of myself. it's a memoir about my own journey and eventual transformation of mother. >> reporter: itsette who was once known as a terrible mother saying she loved her husband more than her four children. >> i do agree we have this overcoddle, overnurtured, over-self-esteeming protocol kid. on the other hand, is it screaming and yelling? no, i don't think the answer is that. every parent has to figure out that balance for himself, and every parent has to figure out that balance for the individual child. >> this week, chua's book tour is on the west coast.
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so, we have a new chapter in the royal diary, new details on the dress, the bachelor party and whether will and kate will be moving in with the queen. nick watt has more from london. >> reporter: has fashion plate kate decide hood will design the dress of the year, the wedding gown? looks like bruce olefield. kate's mom and sister spent an hour at his stoor last week. this wedding is laden with echoes of diana. the first was william giving kate diana's ring. >> it's my way of keeping her sort of close to it all. >> reporter: and where will they live? buckingham palace, apparently she has offered. >> obviously, we want a family, we'll have to start thinking about that. >> so they'll be looking at a home that they can make a family home. i really do think that kensington palace is going to be the best place for that. >> reporter: and of course,
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diana called this place home. she lived at kensington palace after her separation from prince charles. it's near some of the couple's favorite night spots. >> we know that kate loves shopping in kensington. >> reporter: but they don't want any wedding gifts. no toaster ovens, no his and hers bathrobe. they want their guests to give to charity. >> it's far well for the things close to heir heart benefit to people's charity because they say they have everything they need. >> reporter: but william has two major hurdles before he makes it to the altar. party prince harry is planning, we're hearing two bachelor parties. good luck, william, you'll need it. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, london. >> kensington palace is quite a starter home. >> you know harry's going to throw a heck of a party. and also the doctor with the
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♪ everybody comes to hollywood ♪ ahh, a little madonna on a monday morning. because hollywood's biggest stars came dressed to impress last night at the golden globes. so who wowed the crowd there on the red carpet? we're going to find out from our fashion dynamic duo. who are they, you say? clinton kelly and mary alice stephenson. we'll talk to them as we say good morning, america. glad you're starting your week with us. >> we have a lot coming up. also, the controversial doctor who discredited research linked vaccines to autism. did he put children's lives at risk? that is the big question out there. dr. andrew wakefield is going to join us live to respond to the charges. >> he will. and also the man filling larry king's suspenders, piers
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morgan, joins us live. with a preview of his brand-new show and first interview. boy, is he getting off to a big start. oprah. >> the first week. >> yeah, he has a really solid first week. oprah doesn't do interviews but she told him about the relationship that broke her heart. >> that is the coming up in the next half hour. >> first to juju chang for the morning headlines. good morning, everyone. there are more remarkable signs of recovery this morning from congresswoman gabrielle giffords. her condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, giffords' husband, astronaut mark kelly, said despite her severe injury, his wife actually gave him a neck rub. meanwhile, it looks like the people of arizona will not be able to decide the fate of the accused tucson shooter. the trial will likely be moved to san diego because of the publicity surrounding the case. another region of australia is bracing for historic floods
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today. as many as a dozen towns are in the path of a river that's about to crest. 30 people have already died and a dozen others are missing. back in this country, heavy rain has triggered several landslides in oregon and washington state, closing highways and prompting voluntary evacuations. over five inches of rain fell over the weekend. most swollen rivers are expected to remain above flood stage tomorrow. well, the u.s. army are struggling to find 35,000 soldiered owes thousands of dollars each in bonus pay. they were owed because they were kept in the army's stop loss policy which extended to remain troop levels. veteran groups say the pentagon is in trouble for poor record keeping. the irs is banned for using that to track troops. americans' desire for all things supersize is spreading to the coffee shop. starbucks is jumping on board the big beverage bandwagon rolling out a new size called trenta, it will stand up there with the big gulp. and with the largest mcdonald's
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drink both of which are 32 ounces, trenta will be 31. the venti size is trumped by six ounces. that's the news at 8:03. time for the weather with sam champion. sam, i know you're a skinny, but cow go for 32 ounces? >> i couldn't hear the last line, but i'll tell you not that there's anything wrong with that a quart of caffeine is a quart of caffeine. wait a minute, give it a big yell. i love the hat. okay. i don't necessarily want to give anybody a plug where did you get them? >> american eagle. >> they're awesome. they really are. let's go to the boards, one or two things we want to talk about as you step out the door. get ready for the cold air to unlock again. there's been a bit of a milder swing but now to colder temperatures. minneapolis, down to single digits. chicagoland, this is why you have this icy mix coming in here. you're a little warm but cold moisture moving through. so i'm not believing that all of
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that will be snow through chicagoland so take it easy there. and the big warmer temperatures are from san diego to palm springs where temperatures are in the 70s and feeling great. look at l.a., 70 degrees. again that ice situation in the middle of the country. tomorrow, we'll start with snow in the northeast, ice, sleet and even rain. boston is just 17 degrees >> more weather from times square in the next half hour. george? >> thank you, sam. few debates are more emotional than the ones swirling around childhood vaccines and autism.
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even though no reputable study has ever established a link, many parents continue to work about that link in part because of the work of andrew wakefield. since he first popularized that vaccines might have a link in autism, his study was published last week and authored the idea that vaccines might have a relationship to autism. wakefield is here to answer the charge but first, dr. richard besser has the backstory. >> reporter: if 1998, british researcher andrew wakefield authored a paper linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism. >> the work certainly raises a question mark. over mmr vaccine. >> reporter: one small study ignites a huge public health scare and an even bigger vaccine movement. fears over autism gripped parents and some started to refuse life-saving vaccines for kids. >> what's happened, children have suffered, been hospitalized and have died because of the false notion that vaccines cause autism. >> reporter: two weeks ago, the
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prestigious british medical journal reported that wakefield's study was an elaborate fraud. >> i think what dr. wakefield did was a moral crime, if not an actual crime. >> reporter: reporter brian deer debunked wakefield's study. by impairing the original medical records to the study data, he found much of the science was falsified. but even before this report, wakefield had been stripped of his medical license. his study was retracted by the journal that published it. and at least 12 studies have proven there's no link between the mmr vaccine and autism. but the damage was already done. wakefield's fraud has undermined the medical community. some parents who had once trusted their doctors are now suspicious of their advice. >> there is always that lingering doubt in the back of my mind, whether the vaccines that caused his autism. >> the debate around vaccines has really led to the whole field of science taking a hit. that's a shift in our country, isn't it?
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>> i think so, absolutely. 60 years ago, doctors and scientists were among the most respected members of society. that is not the case today. we're still in shock. >> reporter: dan and kelly lacy are angry, because of wakefield's study, they didn't vaccinate their son matthew. against hipp. a disease that causes bacterial meningitis. matthew became very sick and blamed wakefield. >> to find out it's a fraud and it's a conscious effort to, you know, mislead people, that's frustrating. >> reporter: dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> and dr. andrew wakefield joins us now, he's the author of the book "callous disregard." you call it the truth behind the vaccine. but dr. besser said your case pretty well. 10 of your 12 fellow authors in the journal retracted it.
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you've never replicated the results. your license to practice medicine has been revoked and last week the british medical journal concluded this, they say clear evidence of falsification of data should now close the door on this damaging vaccine scare." given all of this, why should anyone trust what you have to say about this matter? >> george, let me start by saying that the allegations made by brian deer against me were completely false. they were completely false. >> they're backed up by the journal and backed up by other doctors? >> no, there was no fraud, no falsification, there was no hoax. we stand by the findings. my fellow authors have not retracted from the gastrointestinal disease. a novel and very important finding in these children. what we reported was the parental history of regression following the vaccine. >> and he went back and talked to the parent it's and found that the records didn't match what you said? >> no, he did not. >> yes, he did. i read the study and your book.
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>> when you've analyzed the record which i have done meticulously, what he's done is manipulated and falsified the way in which he has compared the original general practitioner records with what we wrote. what we wrote in the lancet was a precise replication of what the parents told us. when you go back and check it with the original record which is i have to say, george, those original records were not available. >> the truth is, the records don't match what was in your study. you look back, since you first published the study in 1998, the lancet has walked away from it. it's been called by leading deans of medicals schools the worst study ever written. and this important question of replication, all the other scientists who have looked at it, who have been peer reviewed, 12 studies show no link at all, and you haven't replicated the results? >> the findings that we made were of bowel disease in autistic children.
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let's make that clear. that is what has been replicated. with patients with the same -- >> you said at the press conference that you would not recommend -- you told people not to get the mmr vaccine based on what you found. none of the other doctors would go that far. and you manufactured a scare at the time when you were in a position to profit on it. you didn't tell people that you were being paid by the lawyer, the lawyer bringing the case. and you didn't tell the people you had set up a patent for a different vaccine so you could profit from its sale once it was set up. >> no, that is wholly untrue. that is wholly untrue. i did not stand to profit from this work at all. what i did was respond to parental concerns. i didn't manufacture. parents came to me and said is this what happened to my child. >> after they were recruit by the lawyer. >> again, this is completely false. please, george, check your facts. >> i have checked my facts. >> the parents came to us long before there was any -- the parents came to me on may 17th, 1985. i did not even hear about
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lawyers until january the next year. >> parents who came to you after they received word from the lawyer and other activists. >> no, that is not true. they were referred to professor john smith for the investigation of their clinical symptoms which turned out to represent a novel bowel disease that's been replicated around the world by harvard, as well as 20 other institutions. >> with the autism vaccine and several people had the behavorial problem connected before the vaccine. >> no, they didn't. no, they did not. i'm afraid brian deer says that. let me give you an example, he said in case of child one, i'll give you this very precise example. we said the first behavorial symptoms started within the week of the vaccine. that was delirium. that was reported by the mother. the first behavorial symptom. he said several weeks before that, the child -- the parent had inquired, concerned about the child's hearing. that is often, problems of hearing, the first sign of autism. what he omitted from those
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general practitioner records, the essential ingredient is that the child had a discharge from their ear. the child had an ear infection but he selectively took the information, and turned it around, excluded the ear infection and said we misrepresented it. that is typical of the misrepresentation in his data. >> he is not alone, sir. he is not alone. you've had your medical license revoked in great britain. they charged you with dishonesty. the lancet retracted the study. the journal stands behind mr. deer's findings. these people are not alone. the weight of the evidence is on the other side. >> no, it's not, the weight of the evidence, as you read in this book, is completely opposite. there's a bowel disease. it's been replicated in five countries around this world. this country that have replicated the bowel disease and are investigating children. they're symptomatic better. it was just expected if you had bowel symptoms with autism, that was the way it was. no, they have a bowel disease.
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that was the crucial discovery. are vaccines linked to autism? i don't know, but i know the serious investigation -- >> it's been investigated. they've looked every single study and they have not found a link. i just have one final question. a lot of parents are listening. you have four children, were they vaccinated? >> my first two received the mmr. my other two didn't. but let me put it again, i am for safety first. i'm not anti-vaccine. ralph nader was for safer cars. he wasn't anti-car. i'm not anti-vaccine. the vaccine policy in this country is not safe. the safety has never been proven. >> since people have stopped taking the vaccines, we've seen the incident of whooping cough, especially in california. ten kids died last year. >> i have never furthered anything on whooping cough. my research has been confined to measles, mumps or rubella vaccine. the safety studies of that vaccine are largely inadequate, not my words, the words of a
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international expert, largely inadequate. i have not said don't get vaccinated. >> what your recommendation today? >> my recommendation is for parents to go away and read, there's extensive information out there from went sites like the cdc's website, like the national vaccine information center. like "vaccine safety first" they should read this. believe me, there are two sides to this argument. read, get informed. talk to a sympathetic pediatrician, then based on a good solid science, make a decision. >> okay, dr. wakefield, thanks very much. we have all of this on we want you to read the research, as well, it includes links to the british medical study and the journal who also details the deficiencies in dr. wakefield's works. we'll be right back. [ snorting ] [ gasps ]
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is here. >> hello. i love that. we did see trends, didn't we? >> we sure did. there was a return to the '80s. i don't know if that's good or bad, robin. crystal carrington, ala "dynasty." angelina jolie in her green versace. >> she looked amazing. >> she did look stunning but look at the shoulders. >> shoulder pads? >> yeah, big shoulders. very clean. very classic. swarovski crystals all over. >> she looked stunning. >> who else? >> anne hathaway. >> both clinton and i love anne.
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armani and roger bouvier bag. what we've seen is this gorgeous hair with the gowns. >> it's completely backless practically. all the way down to her tush which is super sexy. set herself up as a movie star. real star. >> last week, i talked to rachel bell, her stylist. anne actually had two choices. one crazy over the top. and she went with this, old hollywood meets new. >> and it really worked for her body. >> absolutely. >> and sometimes -- >> it doesn't work well for some people. it's tricky to dress for your body type. sometimes, things on the runway don't translate to real woman. january jones, for example, a beautiful woman. she's a stunning woman. however. >> -- it's a beautiful dress. >> -- it's a beautiful dress. look at the way the dress is almost fighting her natural curves. you don't know where to look.
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her chest is squished together. >> january saw this on the runway. it was in a different color for spring and she wanted this in red. to me, you don't match the lip color with the dress color. when you're so suddenly sexy like that, it's a little too much and over the top. she wasn't our favorite. >> who did dress for their body type? >> well, a woman who is curvy who did it very well. sophia verge garra. she's wearing vera wang. this dress fits her. we love the hair and jewelry. absolutely stunning and flattering. she feels good. >> sometimes, women who are curvy can look too sexy if she show too much skin. she's showing enough skin on top. showing how narrow the waste is with that black belt. she looked amazing. >> she was tweeting all night in her fittings that she couldn't
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find a dress that fit her curves. >> oh, such a problem. but the colors we saw also. kind of like the pinkish colors and things like that. >> lots of pink. >> lot of pink on the red carpet. we saw natalie portman and claire danes. >> we loved that. >> she looked so modern and elegant in calvin klein. this is a neon silk halter dress. she's wearing the gold '70s cuff inspired. and lea michele, last year, she got it wrong. this year is spot on. this is also oscar de la renta, this is how she should look. >> we also saw a lot of emerald green. >> we talked about angelina jolie before. but a whole bunch of other stars. it was like emerald city. >> yeah, catherine zeta-jones in
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because it works. the nation is honoring the late civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. today. bay area events including the 27th annual freedom train. it's scheduled to depart san jose at 9:30 and head to san francisco for a day of celebration at the gardens. the freedom train was established nationwide as a way to memorialize dr. king's historic 1965 march in alabama. the bay area freedom train is now one of the last remaining in the country because of the economy. you can find other bay area events observing the king holiday on our website but if you're driving, expect fog on the freeway. >> lots of fog out there and the freedom train is expected to depart on time this morning at 9:30; however, right now
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caltrain is still experiencing delays of up to 90 minutes due to an earlier fatal crash in burlingame. trains are single-tracking through the area. bart are accepting caltrain tickets and elsewhere you'll find fog but traffic is holiday light with a shot of the bay bridge toll plaza. eric????????????????????????????
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>> the fog is thick, less than a half mile in most areas except hoof at one and three-quarters. the visibilities will improve 11:00.
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look where the 50s are. that's where the thickest fog wild thing ♪ our good friend jack hanna back with a brand-new bunch of wild things. that's not so wild. that's adorable. oh, he also has an mall we haven't heard about, george. a zorilla. as we say good morning, america. on this monday morning. we have a wonderful crowd. >> we sure do. we also have a man phasing a king-size challenge. he's going to take over larry king's shoes. piers morgan on cnn joins us with a behind-the-scenes scoop on what oprah winfrey revealed to him. >> he gets people to open up.
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>> how he cracked condi rice. >> you're saying king, today marks the 25th anniversary of the national holiday, martin luther king jr. day, his day was saturday. we have reflections on his tremendous legacy. >> that is coming up. first, sam, some weather. >> we might as well do it while we're here. it's monday morning. right? one or two things you should know as you walk out the door. by the way, folks sending us on facebook, sam champion facebook, cocoa beach to yakima, washington, to a beach shot that i will use to help us get through the day. heavy rain in the northwest. not so much coastal areas but inland areas it will be piling up. once you get elevation there, you'll be drawling an awful lot of rain. more in the way of mud slides, landslides, chicagoland, right to the middle of the country. that's an issue today. of course, the northeast
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>> all that weather was brought to you by weight watchers. oh, george? >> thank you, sam. unpredictable, combative, that's what piers morgan promises to be. he's the first brit to have a prime time talk show on american television and he's here now. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> if piers morgan were a guest on your first show, what wow ask him? >> that's a tricky question. i i'd probably do anything from my research on me it would get a reaction, an emotion. i believe in an interview, if
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you can do somebody well, you've got toe provoke emotion. laughter, tears, anger, passion. what it can't be is boring. >> that's probably why you got the job. based on an interview that you did. you made simon cowell cry? >> yes, i did. the hardest man in show business. yeah, i did. it was very fascinating insight to his character because simon putting up a shield. and he's done that a long time. underneath, he can be an emotional guy. he doesn't show it on tv. i got him to talk about a very tragic then his life which began with the best day in his life when a group he was managing went to number one for the first time. and his father who had been his great mentor to him. he rang to tell his father his great news that his career was an all-time high. his father had died an hour before. it was one of those extraordinary days where you never forget, had you the best morning of his life and the worst afternoon.
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>> and you knew it to bring did up in the conversation? >> yeah, i just knew it would be a fascinating discussion with him which would engender an emotion. >> the queen of talk, talked to more than anybody on tv, so much to go through, what did you want to come out? >> i i think the key thing is, you have to do your research. i have to go back and know what she did on tv. i unearthed great stuff. there was a wonderful moment where i say to her how many times have you had your heartbroken and she'd never been asked that question? and she said twice. >> we'll hear more of that here. let's take a look. >> when i look back to the relationship that i got that really broke my heart, i was keeping a journal then. keeping a journal, you get to see yourself how you're evolving. and i remember having a ceremony
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in my head for that woman. i looked back at that time and i had -- i hold no remorse or bitterness toward that person, even though i said, you didn't go, you didn't love me, and i can't believe it. all those crazy letters. >> do you really? >> yes, i do. i kept them all. >> finally, we discover that oprah had her heartbroken and she keeps the letters from this guy in a safety government box. she doesn't know why she's kept them. i said, what's the guy's heart, she said, i'm not telling you. oprah and then condoleezza rice. no one is harder to get to. >> i agree. were you probably asking her about politics. which, by the way, i did in the first half of the show but the advantage of a one-hour
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interview, towards the end, i suddenly looked and said, you're the most eligible woman probably in washington. you've never got married, quite hypothetically dr. rice, if i were to try and seduce you, how would i do it? here's the amazing thing, she answered it in detail. it involves fried chicken, gumbo and a lot of nfl. you have to ask the right questions. you, george, you're too serious. >> i guess so. staying on the serious side. "larry king live," that's what it's called, a lot of these interviews are on tape, do you think this is the formula to bring cnn back? >> no, cnn needs ratings in america. the way i got ratings in great britain is i taped them. like oprah, rather than saying i've got a great oprah interview, i'll show you a nugget, tantalizing seeds where
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you say "i've got to watch that." that's what i've done back home. a big british newspaper, a daily newspaper for ten years, i covered the biggest news stories from the mid-90s to 2004. i got a lot of breaking news. i'd relish to show that as well. people like to get me on the show, you've seen a tiny thing where you go wow. >> how does someone producer piers morgan? >> that's a great question. you'd probably struggle. what i look for in women, in condi rice, on the face of it -- and oprah, both successful powerful women, they're susceptible to flirtation. >> we start out with oprah winfrey. condi rice, howard stern? >> howard stern is it absolutely outrageous on day two. day two, condi rice.
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ricky gervais on day four who was outrageous last night. but got bounced in the second half for reasons we don't know yet. i'm going to find out. and then george clooney. >> not a bad first week. at 9:00 on cnn. when we come back, 25 years decisions, decisions. which beneful prepared meal tonight? roasted chicken recipe? - savory rice and lamb stew. - [ barks ] you're right. tonight is a beef stew kind of night. [ announcer ] beneful prepared meals. another healthful, flavorful beneful. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home.
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we are so looking forward to diane's interview with mark kelly. today, as we've been telling is you the 25th anniversary of the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king jr. the holiday is considered by many to be a day on, not a day off, to be of service to others. i had a chance when i was in atlanta to talk to some of those who worked with dr. king and who are following in his footstep. i did that to get their unique perspective on his legacy and the importance of this day.
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>> martin gave his life to redeem the soul of america from the triple evils racism, war and poverty. >> remember, dr. king was a warrior, a peaceful warrior. >> he said we must either learn how to live together as brothers or die separately as fools. >> reporter: three people touched by the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. civil rights activist, andrew young, tom howell, the king family driver, and reverend rafael warknock, the pastor of the ebenezer church. do you have things that you called on that have helped you? >> oh, absolutely. almost everyone has heard the "i have a dream" speech. but it's a powerful speech. i think the nation has sort of glossed over. >> so we come here today to
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dramatize the shameful conditions. in a sense, we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. >> there was a kind of sharp analysis in the public discourse, that we're here to cash a check that has come back marked insufficient funds. and in a real sense, that's a literal reality right there, as we still have to struggle against poverty. >> america has given the negro people a bad check. a check which has come back marked insufficient funds. >> reporter: andrew young who was on the front lines with king agrees with reverend warnock. >> we forgot what the speech was about and we focused on the dream. but the dream was that all of god's children should have food, education, health and
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opportunity. that we are endowed by the creator with certain inalienable rights. >> we understood, until everybody was free, no one was free. >> reporter: what the celebration of this special holiday mean to you, tom? >> it's a day on rather than a day off. we need to live what he was about throughout the years. throughout 365 days of the year. >> for martin luther king's birthday, i think we also have to celebrate the success of how far we've come without violence. and though we still have a long way to go, we can do it together. >> dr. king said if you have not found something that you're willing to die for, then you're not fit to live. so somehow we've got to rediscover our passion.
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and on this day in which we celebrate his birthday, i think we are -- we are encouraged all the more to keep on keeping on. >> i like how he said that, keep on keeping on. i told you, i almost met dr. king. 1960, august. my mother was pregnant with me. i'm sure i was like, who's that? just the words are still something that stay with us. >> to see reverend rafael carrying on. it must be so hard to get up in that pulpit knowing it was dr. king's pulpit. >> i've asked him that very thing of what it must feel like to be there. he just says that it's something that he -- it's a privilege for him. he's been creative in bringing more people to the world. >> it's great to hear. >> i love that. tom hawk, he is a trip. >> he must have been a baby.
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>> i know. thanks to tom and reverend warnock and andrew young. he has a new book called "walk in my shoes." it's a fascinating read. jack hanna joins us inside with cute, cuddlyhds
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♪ wild thing it is, it's time. i love that music, by the way. we brought in the professional animal handlers with jack hanna today. to bring in the adorable and unusual from the animal kingdom. jack, it's my favorite part of the show. welcome back. >> hello. >> who do we have? baby cheetah. >> from the columbus zoo, about an hour away, people got to go see it. the cheetah. >> they can be born in the wild, columbus, ohio, it's crazy to me
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you that got that much land there. >> in the wild as well. these are ambassadors. >> don't take my throat out. make a little sound. >> oh, there he is. >> oh, come on. oh. names here, by the way did you know that you have named them -- >> i've been in the amazon jungle for two years. >> edward and bella is the sister, right? we also have a wart hog because i can hear in in the background. >> this is the fastest in the world. >> that's the only thing i've known. these are in the wild? >> well, this is a baby wart hog, everyone. >> i know it's from the disney -- >> right. this is a youngster baby. his mother left. the point is, he's animals in the wild are active sitting amongst other animals.
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they have great eyesight and their tail warns other animals. they're prey for lions, cheetahs. >> they're like lunch? >> exactly. that's why we took the cheetahs away. they get on their knees, they're vulnerable to attack. they're on their knees eating. >> the hair looks sparse or soft but it gets prickly later? >> very prickly later, plus, they grow tusks. they have tusks, they're very deadly when a lion might attack or a cheetah. the tusk s come out and they slice. >> here, robin's here. we also have -- >> ooh -- >> -- they make a sound like that, too. with an animal we've never heard before. >> in the pouch? >> in the pouch. >> this is a baby kangaroo that
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robin has. raised in the pouch. remember, a kangaroo can have three babiey ies at one time, o leaving the pouch at 6 months. one leaving a jelly bean and breed the same day. three different stages of life a kangaroo can have. >> how do they look? >> it's beautiful. >> that's a marsupial. >> i want the animal that we don't know? >> the only one country that we don't know, a zorilla, a gorilla and a zebra -- >> i can tell they're not related to a gorilla or zebra. what is it? >> is this from africa. it has the worst smell of any animal in the world. >> is it going to spray me with a horrible smell or is that just the smell? >> it's a youngster right now. i'm not joking. if it smells, this place would clear out quicker than you could imagine. >> it has the whole spray
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technique. the defense mechanism? >> just like a skunk would isn't that. >> can you smell it, robin, from there? >> that's just the odor. >> let him go down your shirt? >> let him go down my shirt? >> let him go down your shirt. this is what they do in the wild? >> why -- >> because that's where he lives in dark places. >> not in your skirt -- -- unbu shirt. >> you're on your own, sam. >> he loves you. >> i know, he loves you. >> exact, can i say thank you. and robin? we'll be right back. >> you're beautiful. you okay? >> yeah, i think i'm all right. didn't i just say we'll be right back? >> oh, yes. ♪ m
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good thing we don't have aroma vision. >> oh, yeah, yeah, animals love to climb down my shirt. >> are you okay? >> yeah. >> betty white is going to be here live. and coming up tomorrow. have a good morning.
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♪ apple ceo steve jobs is taking a medical leave of
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absence to focus on his health. he said he'll continue to be involved in major decisions but leave day-to-day decisions to tim cook. jobs was diagnosed and treated for cancer in 2004 and had a liver transplant in 2009. jobs plans to return to apple as soon as he can. mike is here with a look at the forecast. >> eric, thank you. god monday morning to you. a lot of fog, a quarter mile left everywhere except fairfield and concord. half mile there and a little better half moon bay getting near two miles. flight arrival delays into sfo. 50s east bay valleys and through the dealts community. frances. >> there was an early morning fatal caltrain accident. here's earlier footage of the scene. trains are running at full speeds through burlingame in both directions but caltrain still reporting 30 to 90 minute delays. also bart is operating on a saturday schedule. a. c. transit on a sunday


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