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>> ♪ she got it, she got it she got it, she got it ♪ oprah: that's a new cut from mc hammer. he's sold more than 50 million albums, but these days instead of busting a move in his signature parachute pants, hammertime means geeking out with fellow techies in silicon valley. take a look. >> i think it is a shock to people to find out that mc hammer is a super geek, that mc hammer is involved heavily in technology on a day-to-day basis. i'm loosely involved with about 8 companies that i'm excited about--everything from advising to consulting to investing in. it keeps me busy 10 to 12 hours a day just on those. so i'm just sending out a quick tweet about this upcoming event. i probably tweet 30-40 times a day. right now, i'm on
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my way to flipboard. flipboard is an awesome app, and it turns social media into a digital magazine. we're on our way to see how far they have come along with an idea that i asked them to develop. good, good. good to see you again. >> yeah, great to see you. so we've got some cool stuff to show you. >> oh, fantastic, fantastic. >> we're going to call it "hammer on flipboard." >> great. that's great. >> yeah, yeah. i remember when hammer first came in, and he was talking with our team and throwing out lots of really cool ideas, and, you know, we were all looking at each other like, "is this the guy who we knew in the eighties and nineties?" >> what's going on over here today? >> hammer really has become an innovator in the world of social media. >> great. great work. >> that's great, man. glad you like it. >> wow, that was fantastic. so now, i got to go see the co-founder of twitter, jack dorsey, and i'm excited, so peace. oprah: wow. [applause] oprah: so i hear you love your ipad as much as i do. i mean, is that not an incredible
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invention? >> the best, the best. ipad changes everything. it's unbelievable. oprah: really. you would say it's one of the best inventions of our time, right? >> absolutely. i was at apple yesterday trying to figure out how to add some more to it. oprah: really? >> yeah, yeah. well, actually, it wasn't an invention of mine but somebody came up with a case that, if you drop it, the screen doesn't break, and then if you stand it up, it becomes a keyboard--a bluetooth wireless keyboard. and so when they showed it to me, you know, i said, "well, apple has to see this," and so i took them there yesterday and let them see it. oprah: can we see it? do you have it? >> sure.h: lo tienes allí? oprah: is that the key-- >> so this is what the case looks like. oprah: oh, that's a case? >> and it's called a zaggmate, and it's true--i can do this. and i'm not worried about it because it's military grade. it opens up. oprah: wow. >> and when it's time to type, you just set it in there. oprah: no! >> watch a movie.
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[cheering and applause] or this way. oprah: i want one. >> and i already have yours, so... oprah: this is really fantastic. so is this the company that makes it--zagg? >> yeah, zagg. zagg. oprah: ok. i'm kind of stunned by you. >> no. oprah: i'm really kind of stunned. who knew you were a geek? >> ok. oprah: since when did that start with you? >> i went to silicon graphics in 1994 and said, "i heard that the internet will allow you to deliver video. what is it going to take?" so i stuck with it all the way from '94 until youtube--if you look on youtube, you'll see me there when they were on top of a pizza parlor and only had 3 or 4 computers. so i just stuck with it all the way because i wanted to end the monopoly of stopping my art from being seen or 3 or 4 people having the right to stop it from being seen. oprah: wow. mc hammer. [applause] oprah: i want to ask you, stephanie, what's he like at home?
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>> just like this. no. well, he has his quiet times, because again, he's so, you know, in touch with the people that love him--his fans and stuff. but when he's home, he's a little more reserved. oprah: he's a strict daddy? who's the disciplinarian in the family? >> i'm the disciplinarian. they get a pass from him. oprah: they get a pass? >> but he's a hands-on dad. there's nothing that comes across in the family that he's not involved in. he's very hands-on. oprah: that's so great. i'm so happy to know you're doing so well. >> well, thank you. oprah: thanks, hammer and stephanie! we'll be right back. we'll be right back. coming up...she was one of the biggest sex symbols of the seventies. dated big stars. quentin tarantino even wrote a movie just for her. so why is pam grier shoveling out a barn? find out next. all's the ultimate
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oprah: she was the african-american "it" girl, the original foxy brown. "new york" magazine called pam grier the sex goddess of the seventies. "ms." magazine called her the mocha mogul of hollywood. >> how do you like it? oprah: the star of more than 20 films, pam was not your typical leading lady. she was a "take no prisoners" action hero who knew how to handle a weapon. the golden globe and emmy-nominated actress has acted alongside some of hollywood's biggest names, from paul newman to eddie murphy to samuel jackson. offscreen, she dated a series of high-profile men--kareem abdul-jabbar freddie prinze, and richard pryor. in the eighties and nineties, pam acted in tv and film roles, including "miami vice" and "the cosby show." but director quentin tarantino reignited her career by casting
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her in the title role of the hit movie... >> jackie brown. oprah: a role he thought only she could play. please welcome pam grier. [cheering and applause] oprah: pam. hey, foxy brown, hi, darling. good to see you again. good to see you again. nice to see you. foxy brown, hello. i'm so glad to see you. you know, when i did the legends ball several years ago, i remember you were the first person to arrive, and you arrived not only on time. you were, like, 5 minutes early. >> oh, i'm sorry. oprah: no, no, no. no. there you are arriving early. i'm, like, "oh, my god! pam's here!" so tell me, are you one of those people that, you know, you're always punctual? you're always, you know, focused, accurate, early? >> that's how i was taught. that's how i was brought up. respectful of your home and what you were doing for all of
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us. oprah: thank you so much. you know, we were talking about what has happened, too, because people--you know, my makeup artist this morning was, like, salivating. he was, like, "oh, my god. do you know pam grier is here?" "yes, i do. i know she's here." you know, he was talking about how you were such an emblem of sex and sexuality. he was saying yours were the first breasts he saw. [laughter] >> mine? oprah: yes, yes. first breasts he saw. >> oh, my. oprah: what did that mean to you at that time to be that african-american sex symbol? >> i didn't really realize the impact. oprah: you didn't? >> no. i was--i lived a sheltered life. very conservative. if you saw my high school picture, you know, little cashmere sweater with a little pearl and--that's how i was brought up. so when i'm thrust into--now, i'm a child of the women's movement. oprah: mm-hmm. >> and women were--we want to show our body, we want to be proud of our body and our
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sexuality. oprah: now, we're always seeing you handling guns and shooting up people. >> yes. oprah: do you have a gun? >> yes. my grandfather--we're from colorado, and my mom's from wyoming, the black west. so we were taught to fish--fishing and hunting and shooting and riding and roping. and so--but we did that. we would hunt. my grandfather would hunt for food, and they would share with the community, so they taught the girls how to be efficient with a gun--with a firearm. oprah: really? >> plus, i was a military brat. so i had learned about military-- oprah: so you did know? >> yes, i did know. i was very comfortable. oprah: that wasn't just movie stuff for you? >> no, no. for real. oprah: you know, i was talking to bo earlier about when that kind of fame hits and you are a sex symbol, how that affects your image of yourself. how did it for you? >> i split from it even more. oprah: you did? >> i would go home, and i would be the big-boned country girl and living in colorado. they assume i live in los angeles and
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i sit by the pool and eat chocolates, you know, get my hair done, or new york, and they would find out i had this rural background, but a conservative. it's almost--the pendulum would swing. i'm this aggressive... oprah: tough... >> sexy, confident, tough female, but that's what i saw growing up--the women in my family chopping wood, give birth, put a tire on the car in 5 minutes. "we got to go." that's what i learned. women said, "we can't wait for the men. we'll starve or freeze." oprah: "we got to go." [laughter] >> we got things to do, don't we? so that's what i would bring up. but i just wasn't as sophisticated as they expected me to be. oprah: and now what's your life like? >> the same. oprah: really? >> but i just enjoy that rural life because it calms me. oprah: you know, your "life in three acts"--good lord, a lot has happened to you, and you
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were with some very interesting men. i'm gonna take a break. we're gonna come back and talk about richard pryor in particular and your candor about that relationship. we'll be right back. whoo hoo. coming up, it's a far cry from hollywood. >> sometimes you can walk out here naked. you can just "whee!" oprah: pam takes us home to colorado. all new. it's the ultimate supermodel reunion. is it more difficult for supermodels to age? christie brinkley. would you get married again? stephanie seymour, beverly johnson, and cheryl tiegs--legendary supermodels, tomorrow. you think your toothpaste is working? l up. what kind of toothpaste do you brush with? [ chime ] ooh. this shows your plaque germs. ok. [ scanning ] [ woman ] those are germs? yep. germ city. oooh. now with regular toothpaste germs start to grow back right away. and they cause most dental problems. you wanna see a colgate total mouth? yes. [ scanning ] see, a lot less germs with colgate total.
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come, ja. good girl. good girl. oprah: though she's lived many places, pam has always considered colorado home. >> i'm basically a country girl--big-boned country girl. there we go. i come home to a well of fresh, clear mountain water with no chemicals in it and clean air. sometimes you can walk out here naked. you can just "whee!" ha ha ha! oprah: though pam has many happy memory she wishes she could forget. >> when i was 6, i was being babysat by some older cousins and neighbor kids, and the kids called me up to one of the rooms, and they said, "i want you to get up here on the bed." i thought it was a game. the next thing you know, i was being abused. all i remember is striped shirts. there were
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striped shirts on my face and the voices. oprah: pam says she went from being a curious, outgoing child to an introvert. >> i just seemed like i lost something. all i want to do was be around horses. look at you. you're so pretty. you're a handsome boy. i was afraid. i wanted a friend, and i wanted a big friend. when you see those big, brown eyes and they look at you, they tell you you're ok. oprah: years later, pam was dealt another blow. at 39, she was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer. once again, her country home helped her heal. >> i just kept being drawn back to the simplicity of a rural life. maybe i just liked a little dirt and grass more. it's my sanctuary. oprah: it's so interesting that both of you women end up with your ranches and horses and the same dog. [laughter]
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oprah: and now you're cancer-free. you went through stage-4 cancer, and cancer-free. >> yes. through the years, you inspired me to write this, to share my journey going to chinatown and finding herbs that--my physicians said, "western medicine has done all it can. i'm sending you to chinatown. you'll meet these practitioners, and you'll listen to them," and it balanced my life. oprah: so you were living with an open heart. >> yes. oprah: what i was saying to bo. you were living with an open heart. >> yes. oprah: but you know, it's so interesting. this is a fascinating book, "my life in three acts." and you were so candid with everything. you said that being cute and getting attention were not good things that you decided, which is--when i read that, i thought, that's so interesting. you were foxy brown. you were, you know, the iconic image, particularly for african-american girls, and you were thinking, "being cute and getting attention were not good
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things, i decided. cute girls got into trouble with boys. i would make sure i was not a cute or pretty girl, and i cringed when my parents took me to church functions and i'd hear people say, isn't she a pretty child?" you would. so being pretty wasn't something that you wished for? >> no. as a little girl, you get attention. as a grown woman, you get box office. oprah: mm-hmm. right. >> so you learn that, and i learned the difference. i learned how the feminine appeal can manipulate, how it can draw negative attention that you may not be prepared for, or positive. oprah: and you were dating a lot of interesting men, and how would you know that those men were interested in you and not your foxy brown self? >> it was work. oprah: it was work. >> with kareem, i did know that he-- oprah: kareem abdul-jabbar. >> kareem abdul-jabbar, and that he did really like me for me,
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and with richard-- oprah: pryor. >> pryor. with richard, he really liked my simplicity. he didn't like the "hollywood" image and all of that flamboyance. and he says, "you don't even have to put on makeup." oprah: really? >> and you see in the pictures that i was very kind of squeaky-clean. oprah: let me ask you, though. i was surprised in the book to read that you taught him to read? >> he wanted to learn to read. he couldn't read, and he wanted to read "war and peace." he would learn his lines phonetically, and people would help him learn his lines. he said, "baby, i want to learn how to read, and i want to read "war and peace." oprah: wow. >> and i loved that friendship. oprah: how long were you together? >> a year and a half. he would say, "baby, i know you're simple, and i love this about you, and you're endearing, no drugs, no drinking, all of that stuff that gets me into trouble, but i'm afraid i may not be funny if i'm sober." and he fought that. he battled with it. oprah: tell them what
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the--because you've written about it, so tell them what the doctor told you when you went to the gynae, your doctor. >> ok. well... oprah: you've already written it, so you can say it. >> this is daytime? oprah: mm-hmm. this is daytime. >> there was an epidemic of a lot of people doing cocaine, and it accumulated in the body and often in the prostate gland, and it would come out during your sexual activity, and inside a woman, it could harm her. so when he discovered it, he said "well, you know, you're--who is he that you're with? richard pryor? and you'll have to ask your mate to wear protection." oprah: because? >> it will protect me from getting the drug into my body. oprah: isn't that shocking? i didn't know that. >> and-- oprah: that you can have so much cocaine that you end up excreting it through the sperm. you can say that. >> ok. yes, and it could harm
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the woman's internal organs. oprah: you can say "vagina." >> ok. we can't say the other things, though. oprah: yeah. you can't call it the other thing, but you can call it-- [laughter] >> ok, but it was very dangerous, and so i had to tell richard, "you're gonna have to wear a raincoat"--a condom, and he had an issue with that. oprah: i'm sure he did. i'm sure he did. >> and i said, "well, it's my life. you have to understand." so i chose me. oprah: yes. >> i chose me. oprah: in the end, you did. >> as hard as it was. [applause] oprah: we'll be right back. pam grier, "my life in three acts." "the oprah show" is sponsored in part by target million to communities every week, including $500 million for education and reading by 2015. closed captioning provided by the maker of the following product. k you, curél. thank you, curél. thank you, curél. new curél ultra healing lotion. instantly relieves and prevents dry skin.
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oprah: in pam's memoir, she writes, "i see life as a classroom and the experiences within it as lessons." i do, too. "i see life as a free-form dance," you say, "and we are the choreographers." have you planned your next dance? >> yes, i have. yes. my next dance is to be more attentive to my environment and to pay attention. i started knitting in my sister's knitting shop, the knitting habitat, in colorado, where these women from all generations come and-- oprah: if you'd asked me any question, if i'd had a hundred-question questionnaire of "what is pam grier doing now?" knitting would not have been on-- >> i had to-- oprah: knitting would not be on
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the list! >> and we have something for you from colorado. oprah: really? >> yes. my sister made it. oprah: oh, that's very--oh, that's real knitting. >> yes. oprah: oh, ok. >> and it is a bag with a lovely lining... oprah: oh, that's real knitting. >> and it's from the knitting habitat, where women go to share their power. oprah: so you knit things like this? >> you knit and felt, and you find the wonderful fabrics from alpaca farms and sheep farms that we have in colorado. we support what you've been telling us to do. oprah: oh, thank you, pam grier. thank you. thank you, bo derek. thank you, mc. >> thank you. oprah: thank you, pam grier. thank you, everybody. that's fantastic. i wouldn't have guessed knitting in a million years. [captioning made possible by king world] hdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdoing
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something similar to this. >> we want to send a clear message to those who think they can come to las vegas, commit a robbery using a weapon and get away with it is sadly mistaken. >> reporter: the stolen chips ranged in value anywhere from $100 to $25,000. yet detectives didn't say whether the suspect was able to get any cash for them. even though it is an ongoing investigation, they consider him to be their primary suspect. reporting outside las vegas city hall, abc news. it's decision day for astronaut mark kelly, the husband of congresswoman gabrielle giffords.
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kelly announces today when he will stay on as commander of shuttle "endeavour's" final flight scheduled to lift off in april. the astronaut who's filled in since giffords was shot is not expected to be at a news conference today, suggesting that kelly may plan to go ahead with the mission. now to a major medical story this morning on childhood obesity and how it's linked to working mothers. that study shows that children are much more likely to be overweight if their mother works for extended periods of time outside of the home. researchers followed 1,000 american children and they discovered that sixth graders with working moms were six times more likely to be overweight than kids with stay-at-home mothers. everybody's been inside across the country this week. deep freeze being felt this morning from the texas/mexico border up into new england. el paso, texas, not used to snow and ice. it's not going anywhere today. the temperature there this morning, oh, about 7 degrees. in fact, some readings across texas today will be colder than
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the temperatures in alaska. >> that ain't right. >> that's not right. you're right it's not right. plenty of people in texas are demanding more power throughout the deep freeze, attempting to stay warm. as a result, there have been random rolling blackouts across much of the state. mexican utilities even sold electric power to texas but the plug was pulled when the mexicans ran into a power supply problem of their own. and with that, here is your friday forecast. morning snow showers around dallas. shreveport, little rock, memphis, that will mix with ice from central louisiana to birmingham. rain in mobile, orlando, atlanta and the carolinas. up to 6 inches of snow from colorado to montana. meanwhile, showers in the pacific northwest. >> 53 in seattle. 48 in boise. and 57 in phoenix. mostly 20s from kansas city to detroit. 35 here in new york. 40 in atlanta. and a warm 80 in miami. >> that's where we should move the show, we're moving to miami. polly may want a cracker but a beloved bird is making it
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welcome back, everybody. you're looking at a live picture from cairo, day 11 of the ongoing protests in that country. protesters calling this a day of departure, hoping today could possibly be the day president mubarak steps down. so far he's remaining adamant he's not leaving immediately. we'll see how this plays out. hundreds of thousands more folks there to join the protest. that's our top story today. been our top story all week and probably for many weeks to come. while as people continue to fight each other in the streets of cairo, president hosni mubarak remains in his palace. the world, of course, waiting to see exactly what he'll do next. >> in an abc news exclusive interview, christiane amanpour managed to meet with mubarak and get the answers the world is demanding. >> reporter: they say they won't leave until mubarak does. in an extraordinary move, the prime minister apologized for
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the violence and promised an investigation. and already there have been reports of a few small clashes at one end of the square. as we left the square, we heard that our requests for an interview with vice president omar suleiman had been granted. as we headed out, we were apprehensive. we had an unsettling experience on a bridge leading into the square. when we were surrounded by a group of mubarak supporters, and had to make a quick getaway in our car, the group attacked our vehicle and shattered the windshield. and now as we drove to the palace, something even more unsettling happened. we were stopped by a mob that grew after a checkpoint, sort of a self-declared checkpoint on one of the roads in a neighborhood. and all our cars were surrounded by angry people. and it took all the powers of diplomacy we had to stay cool,
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to stay calm and to talk our way out of it. also some military came up to us and once we told them that we had an appointment with the vice president, because that's who we thought we were going to see when we started this day, we slowly, slowly were able to get ourselves out of there. we reached the palace, which is surrounded at this point by tanks under military escort. as our cameraman was setting up for our exclusive interview with vice president omar suleiman i asked if i could see president mubarak. within minutes i was whisked into a reception room to see him. when i walked in, i asked him how he was. he said, i feel strong. he said, i am not the kind of person to run. and he said, i will die on egyptian soil. when i asked him about whether he would step down now, he said to me, you know, christiane, i've been in public service for 62 years and now i'm fed up and i want to retire. but if i resign now, he said, there will be chaos and i'm
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afraid the muslim brotherhood will take over. i asked him whether he felt betrayed. he sort of did the universal hand movement. he did say he thought president obama, quote, was a very good man. he said that he had not been asked to step down but he also said that he had told president obama, quote, that you don't understand the egyptian culture and you don't understand what would happen if i resign today. he did say once he had made that statement, once he had heard the demands of the people, as he told me, that they were legitimate demands, he made the decision to step aside and he said he felt relief after that. i did say, where would he go once he stepped down? and he said, egypt. this is my -- this is my home. he said, he didn't care what people were saying about him right now. he said that he cared only about his country, about egypt, and is that when the time comes, he would die in egypt. i visited that palace many times. i've interviewed president mubarak in much less tense times.
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usually the halls are crowded, lots of officials in the halls, walking, bringing tea, bringing coffee. this time there was a sense that everybody was in their offices. we walked down an empty hall that was not populated. and yet people were in their offices, looking out, just by their faces, you could see they were questioning and wondering and looking at us. again, a sense of resignation tinged, tinged by a great deal of tension and edginess. i got the sense today, though, that there was an edge, obviously, to what's going on. there was and there is a tension that also a sense of resignation that whatever happens happens and whatever their fate may be, so be it. >> again, protesters calling this a day of departure. the plan is to march to the presidential palace about noon eastern time -- or local time, i should say, once the morning prayers are over with. that could be a dramatic moment if that happens. hundreds of thousands of
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protesters. we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. we'll be right back after this.
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tional bubble wrap day. this is a bubble wrap football. isn't that nice? >> all in honor. very good stuff. in honor of the big game, super bowl xlv is sunday. i must admit, it is an honor. you can't deflate the ball. what are you doing? >> it's hard not to. >> i'm here to join in the fun. >> we have come a long way. let's get going. >> as if you need a reminder, by now, the big game on sunday. green bay packers/pittsburgh steelers played in arlington, texas and all starts at 6:30 eastern time. >> it's been a while, so let's remind you jack leads our race.
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willis is not here today, celebrating his birthday kwled, yesterday, he's in second place, vinita and i tied for third. >> for those counting, jack at 6-4. willis one game behind. rob, you and vinita are battling for third place. >> that's it. i know. jack has had his terrible towel in here, of course, he's going with pittsburgh. >> willis in an effort to tie for playoff lead goes with green bay. >> his third favorite team after the giants and jets. >> vinita did not have a home team so somehow she came up with picking the packers. >> only a way to finish above vinita i'm going with pittsburgh. i would like to see green bay, but i think pittsburgh is going to win it. >> i think i'm going with green bay. >> are you really? >> i think i'm going with green bay. i like aaron rodgers. i'm an afc guy at heart but i'm going to go with the nfc team and the green bay packers. >> bold choice, my friend.
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we'll see. we'll see how it goes down. big party? big plans? >> just going to watch it with the wife, you know, have a few pops, see what happens. >> a few soda pops, is that what you call it these days? >> should be a good game.
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>> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> you like these two stories. you go for it. >> that's right. well, the massive chaos in cairo this week dominating world news. kenneth cole, the clothing giant, has a twitter account and was trying to be topical and trying to take advantage of the headlines. unfortunately, it sort of backfired. this week on their twitter account they posted, millions are in uproar in cairo, with a hash tag cairo, and continued on, rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available. >> oh. >> yeah, they got a lot of feedback. that was not a good way to go. >> no, no, kenneth, just make the clothes, dude. don't chime in on world affairs. >> not good at all. they backtracked and apologized
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and everything. >> good. >> big game on sunday. >> super bowl xlv. >> steelers and green bay packers. there's a viral video circulating for the cheeseheads out there. if you're a packer fan you know what a cheesehead is. this is the video. a mock of the far east movement song "like a g-6." let's listen. ♪ i'm feeling so fly like a cheese head ♪ ♪ like a cheese head ♪ >> there you go. >> super bowl, time for the polka, folks, it's friday. >> news got you down? come on, let's polka. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ business news from tokyo stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ grab your world news mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every
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the late president's 100th birthday. >> hard to believe. but first, the latest on the unfolding situation in egypt. large protests are expected again today throughout the country. >> and there was growing u.s. pressure on president mubarak to step down right away. john hendren is in washington this morning. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. egypt's embattled president spoke to abc news as relations between that country and this one have grown increasingly distant. egyptian president hosni mubarak told abc news he knows it's time. >> he said, christiane, after 62 years of public service, i am fed up. i want to go. >> reporter: on a day when dozens of journalists were attacked by mubarak supporters, abc's christiane amanpour spoke to the embattled president in his palace. >> he said, i feel strong. he said, i am not the kind of person to run. he said, i will die on egyptian soil. >> reporter: as he spoke, the fragile ties between long-time allies were unraveling fast. >> we pray that the violence in
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egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. >> he did say i think obama is a very good man. those were his words to me. but i did tell him, he said, that you do not understand egyptian culture. if i leave right away, there will be chaos. >> reporter: the scene out in the streets, cars set ablaze, molotov cocktails hurled right into the crowds, bodies dragged down the streets. and the mobs beating the protesters. one of our teams car was hijacked. >> i mean, i was under the impression that this was it. i mean. >> reporter: the consequences for the u.s. are dire. the democratic uprising could turn a close ally against terrorism into a muslim fundamental state. with more than 50,000 americans in that country, time is running out. rob and mike?
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among those who managed to evacuate egypt, nearly 300 united nations staff members based in cairo, in all now more than 5,000 people trying to leave that country were at the airport yesterday. the united states has flown out around 2,200 americans. no u.s. government flights are planned for today. so americans are urged, instead, to book commercial flights. now our top story back here at home. the deep freeze today in texas and the southeast getting hit with a dangerous mix of ice and snow. houston's airport is open but there are already delays and cancellations. all continental flights in houston were halted thursday afternoon. service may not resume until this afternoon. clear across texas and el paso, they are struggling to get back to normal after this week's storm. sheets of ice that formed on the city streets turned them into ice skating rinks. there were dozens of accidents across the city, and any melting that happened during the day yesterday only created conditions for more ice as temperatures fell throughout the night.
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and that deep freeze is also causing a power drain across the lone star state. the frigid temperatures mean higher demand for power and that's led to some random rolling blackouts across much of the state. mexican utilities sent electric power to united states, but the plug was pulled when the mexicans ran into a power supply problem of their own. no blackouts are expected, though. at the stadium where sunday's big super bowl is being played and at the hotels where the teams are staying. let the game go on. >> that's right. well, thankfully they're going to close the dome on the new stadium down there, so inside it will be about 70-whatever. >> that's more like it. that's what i expect from a billion dollar stadium. it's been quite some time since the deep south felt such a deep freeze. >> meteorologist ava dinges has the latest from accuweather. good morning, ava. >> good morning, rob and mike. we are definitely tracking this very rare icing and snow event across south texas to get wintry precipitation you need two things. first, the moisture and then you need the cold. really in texas, temperatures
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hardly get this cold. you look at these morning hours. 26 in houston. 20 degrees below normal. brownsville setting a record at 28. to start off the day. sufficient cold air in place. and then a storm off the gulf is providing that moisture. so, as this moisture moves inland, it's actually coming down as an icy mix along the entire texas coast. even in brownsville they've been reporting an icy mix for the past 36 hours. that's going to continue at least into the morning hours. mostly that snow on the backside of this. while it's a rain event for the southeast. you've got that dividing line between cold and warm air. behind the cold air is where the wintery mix will be. slippery roadways from houston into college station. college station itself could see up to 4 inches of snow in the morning hours. back to you, rob and mike. >> thanks, ava. now to a tragic story from oklahoma. three people died after their suv veered off a snow-covered highway bridge and then plunged more than 60 feet into a frigid river below. it was minus 11 degrees at the time of the crash. five other people in the vehicle suffered from hypothermia and
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trauma. all of them were farm workers. astronaut mark kelly, congresswoman gabrielle giffords' husband, plans to make a career decision today. he will announce if he will stay on as commander of shuttle "endeavour's" final flight. as diana alvear reports, kelly focused on prayer and his wife's recovery in washington. >> every day she gets a little bit better. and the neurosurgeons and neurologists tell me that that's a great sign. >> reporter: mark kelly talked about his life changed forever, the day a gunman opened fire in tucson killing six and wounding 19 others. his wife, congresswoman gabrielle giffords, was shot in the head. >> when something like this happens, it's natural to think, why was a 9-year-old girl, an innocent child, killed? why was gabby shot through her head and left barely clinging to life? >> reporter: kelly said he believes her survival is due in no small part to the nation's outpouring of love and prayers.
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present in the ever-growing memorial on the hospital's grounds. >> you pray where you are. you pray when god is there in your heart. and prayer isn't just asking. it's also listening for answers and expressing gratitude. which i've done a lot lately. >> reporter: the president added his own prayers for giffords' well-being. >> i want gabby and mark and their entire family to know that we are with them for the long haul. >> reporter: as an astronaut, kelly said his experiences in space have humbled him. as a husband and father, he said the tragedy in tucson has inspired him. >> that this event, horrible and tragic, was not merely random. that maybe something good can come from all this. maybe it's our responsibility, maybe it's your responsibility, to see that something does. >> reporter: diana alvear, abc news. >> such a tough decision for him to make.
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>> it is. career versus wife. i think she'd want him to go. it will be interesting to see what he ultimately does, though. >> i think caveat here, it's the final mission, so, i mean, this is -- >> it's now or never. >> right. we'll see have to see how it plays out today. when the national guard was called up to help in the monster storm this week, this is not what they had in mind. >> a woman in the kansas city area went into labor. but nearly 2 feet of snow made it impossible for the ambulance to get anywhere near her house. two guardsmen used their military trucks to breeze through unplowed streets with paramedics in tow. >> when they made it back to the ambulance and hospital, just in time for cynthia reese to deliver a healthy baby boy. >> what a story they'll have. he says, hey, mommy, how did i get here one day? she'll have quite a story to share with that kid. more "world news now" coming up.
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welcome back, everybody. it is time to take a look back at the week in quotes. for most of us here and around the world, the cries in egypt is what held our attention most of this week. >> that's right. who could also forget the monster storm that blanketed one-third of the nation? here is now the week in quotes. >> obama -- ♪ >> we are the revolution and we will destroy mubarak. >> first step, he has to go. then we prepare for election, new constitution and move on to democracy. >> president mubarak will step down or there will be more violence. so, if it gets worse, then i don't want to be there. >> you are not with us. you are not with us. >> after his speech tonight, i spoke directly to president mubarak. he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable.
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and that a change must take place. >> midwest got over a foot of snow. it rained ice pellets in dallas. it's wet and freezing in new york. yeah, i was complaining about it all day to my friend in egypt. >> it's rare you see something this big over so many states with these conditions simultaneously. >> you think this is the most snow you've seen in all your 95 winters? >> all my lifetime. >> yes, new york city needs more white powder like charlie sheen needs more white powder. >> there was no shadow around. so, an early spring it will be! >> i woke up this morning and saw the snow out there and i thought i was at home for a second. >> this year for the first time ever the super bowl will not have cheerleaders. no cheerleaders. yeah, apparently they couldn't find any women willing to cheer on ben roethlisberger. >> i would like to send my wishes to those celebrating the lunar new year.
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welcoming the year of the robert. >> this is the biggest surprise in my years. to have this happen on top of -- oh. >> i've seen that like ten times this week and betty white still cracks me up. it has been a huge news week, the weather and overseas. hopefully spring will move quickly here. >> no doubt about that. we can only hope as changes in the season are around the corner. >> bring on april, folks. ababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababababab
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welcome back, everybody. now that the super bowl match-up is set between the steelers and green bay, it's time to start planning your super bowl party. joining me now with his tips on making your party a total
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touchdown is tim laird, america's chief entertaining officer and author of the book "that's entertainment." good to have you back, tim. you're my favorite guest because you come bearing gifts, food and drink. i love this segment. >> yes, we do. it's the big game. i know something that people like to eat before, during and after the game. >> yes. >> so, we have great tips how you can set up your field of food so you as a host can watch the game without waiting on your guests. the idea is to set up stations so your guests serve themselves. easy to grab and go items, away you go. >> take time and pressure off you. here it all is. folks can have at it. >> we're going to start out in the water cooler area i call it. >> my favorite. >> good place to start. first of all, at your party, have plenty of alcohol-free beverages. so, a lot of choices there. then moving on i always have a signature cocktail. we'll have two signature
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cocktails for this edition because we have this green one, which i call the pack attack. which is -- >> yeah, they can drown their sorrows. >> there you go. anyway, that is with a little finlandia tangerine, white cranberry juice and lemon wheel so that gives it the green and gold color. over here a little pittsburgh punch. what gives it that punch, a little woodford reserve bourbon into three ounces of orange juice and a little squeeze of lime. for the black, a little black licorice stick is my garnish, the black and gold. there's our cooler station. you can make those alcohol-free by leaving out the spirits. >> not too bad at all. >> onto the crunch station. here we go. you have to have a crunch station. you have traditional chips and dip. if you want to go light, you can have vegetables. if it's that new year's resolution you're trying to keep, veggies. here's a great dip. i call the cool everything dip.
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and it really is cool and it goes with everything. >> everything on here. chicken wings, vegetables -- >> everything. it's fat-free yogurt, onion powder, garlic powder, a little hot sauce. >> you doctor it up. >> we're taking this fat-free yogurt and making it good. ancho chile sauce. that goes in. stir that up. >> gives it a little kick. >> it has a kick. powerful kick. like i said, that goes with everything. so, put that on there. chips, dips. again, if you want to be health y i know it's super bowl, big game -- >> we take a little break from the health. >> you can have the vegetables. got to have chicken wings. got to have wings. big game party so we have the wings. this is a different version. these are baked wings. >> healthier than fried. >> healthier. also, the recipe on the abc facebook. baked wings. then you also have to have chili. that's a big part of that. make a big pot. i start with a vegetarian chili this way your party will accommodate vegetarians all the way to carnivores.
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because what you do is start out with your basic vegetarian chili. >> award-winning chili. this is good stuff. >> won three awards. go to the facebook page at abc and, boom, you'll get the recipe for that. then let your guests top it like they want. if they want extra cheese, want some beans, some burger in there, you can do that. some places even put spaghetti in their chili. i have that. of course, crackers and hot sauce. if anybody wants more heat, they can put on some more heat. >> spicy and thick, meaty or nonmeaty as you want it. self-serve. >> all your guests can build it like they want it. you don't make one pot and say, i don't like beans. you can add it. >> and host can stay on the couch and enjoy the game. >> and then we end up at the end zone of desserts. >> yes, here we go. >> here's a tip. go out and buy cookies, bars, brownies, small pieces, set those out so your guests can just grab and go. >> that's it. >> that's it. they can enjoy desserts and everything else included with it.
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>> any other must haves you didn't bring? you have chicken wings, that's huge. chili, that's huge. cooling station. everything is covered. >> assortment of chips and dips. you've got it all from the start to the end of desserts. i mean, it's all here. this is a big game party. >> and some crunchies down here, too. >> yeah, i put a little fritos on there, which some people put that in your chili. >> anything goes in chili. >> absolutely, rob. >> tim, great ideas. smells goods, looks good. a full buffet. we appreciate it. who are you going to root for? >> i'm still wondering. i'm still up in the air yet. >> you're a good politician. middle of the fence. not bad at all. you can pick up tim's book called "that's entertainment" on bookshelves now. for all the recipes check out our facebook page, time to eat.
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finally this half hour, this sunday is the 100th anniversary of pretty reagan's birth. >> in honor. day, the reagan presidential library in simi valley california is unveiling some new exhibits including one that makes you part of history. here's kabc's john north. >> reporter: it's a completely redone reagan library. the old one opened in 1991. this one opens to the public next monday and we got a preview. it tries to capture the spirit of the 40th president using the latest technology. a new statue of the reagans greets visitors. this is a brand-new coat when 70
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days after taking office there was an assassination attempt. the x-ray shows how close the bullet came to president reagan's heart. >> you'll find the bullet hole right here in the left breast of the suit coat, along with actually the blood stain of the president's. >> it remains how close -- >> reporter: you can stand behind the presidential podium and read his inauguration speech off the prompter. you can tape a scene from a movie with reagan and watch the results. >> tell rock i said that. i think that was an awful step. >> that was funny, george. he said the same thing about you. >> reporter: this museum does not duck one of the reagan presidency's most controversial episodes, iran-contra. also reminds people how instrumental reagan was in ending the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> reporter: reagan was one of the most prolific writers to occupy the office. he kept a daily diary. reagan got exercise by riding his horse at his ranch. you can get a picture of you riding with him.
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they'll rent you a camera. for those who think they've been through the museum before, think again. for those who think they know ronald reagan, think again. this gives you a whole new perspective. it's worst a trip. there is the letter president rage. reagan wrote and the recording he made when he was told he had alzheimer's disease. >> i now begin the journey that will lead me into sunset of my life. i know for america there will always be a bright dawn ahead. >> reporter: this is john north reporting for abc news. >> and in a nod to the former president's humor, they say their friends are referring to this as the 61st anniversary of his 39th birthday. he loved that line and keeping it light. even as they honor him in his 100th birthday. >> the forever showman is what a lot of people say. this presidential library is getting really good reviews with a lot of new exhibits. libraries sometimes synonymous with a sleepy feel or something. >> not this one, though. >> it's going to be pretty exciting. >> seems high-tech.
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> this morning on "world news now" -- deep freeze. the arctic blast felt today as far south as mexico. >> the icy conditions and impact on travel this morning. it is friday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it's cold outside. >> it is cold outside. it's brutal. think spring. think spring. >> if we think it will be as such, hopefully. at least the groundhog said so. good morning. good morning, everyone, i'm mike marusarz in for vinita. >> i'm rob nelson. on top of the weather story, super bowl fans, they too can expect a pretty chilly welcome from mother nature in dallas this weekend. we'll get an update on the forecast. i remember being at the super bowl last year when the saints were there. it was in miami, beautiful, 80 degrees.
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not the same kind of deal for the folks this year in dallas, unfortunately. >> luckily the game will be played inside of a dome, but the fan activities outside, it's tough to get to. actually shut down some roadways earlier this week. the other big story worldwide is egypt. ahead, the president of egypt announced his intentions exclusively to abc's christiane amanpour. >> impressive interview. very fascinating. on top of that, the violent scenes in cairo and how journalists themselves have now become the targets. increasingly violent and frightening situation in that part of the world. they say more than 100 reporters so far have been detained or arrested in cairo. that situation getting worse and day 11 of the crisis. first, we get to the dangerous cold stretching all the way from texas to the great lakes and into new england. yes, it is early february. some of those places are pretty used to freezing temperatures. >> el paso is expecting a low this morning of just 7 degrees. as ryan owens reports, there have also been deadly
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consequences. >> reporter: three people were killed in oklahoma when their truck slid off the interstate and plunged 80 feet into the icy river below. >> five person that have been recovered. >> reporter: after the storm moved through, much of oklahoma and texas remain paralyzed. we left oklahoma city, headed to dallas. that's normally a three-hour trip. we've been on the road more than four hours and haven't made it halfway there. we're rarely above 25 miles an hour. and everywhere you look are reminders of what happens if you try to go faster. what awaits us in texas isn't much better. with the super bowl just days away, dallas is encased in ice. texas power companies are warning customers to conserve after rolling blackouts across the state shut off power for 10 to 45 minutes at a time, even at many hospitals. notoriously prideful texas had to go so far as to buy electricity from mexico, just to
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keep the lights and the heat on. >> they should have been better prepared for this. >> reporter: in chicago where the blizzard stranded 1,000 cars on lake shore drive, there were reunions. >> there she is! matilda! >> reporter: in a city parking lot, diana monroe found the car she spent nine hours trapped inside. across new england, the heavy snow caused more roofs to collapse. in connecticut, this barn gave way, trapping 14 horses. and the worst may not be over. this morning it will be colder in el paso, texas, than in anchorage, alaska, and snow is forecast in houston for only the second time in a decade. ryan owens, abc news, oklahoma. >> colder in texas than alaska. that says it all, doesn't it? now we have the cold, hard facts about the forecast. >> our coverage of the deep freeze continues with meteorologist ava dinges at accuweather. good morning, ava. >> good morning, rob and mike. south texas deals with the icy weather, for once the northeast
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is looking dry. a high pressure system sitting in control, although it is chilly outdoors. we have sunshine in place. that next winter storm is on the way. it's already brewing in the gulf of mexico where it's bringing rain to the southeast, in and around new orleans, back into atlanta, while the cold air has basically surged in across texas and louisiana. as this moisture moves in, it's coming in as an icy mix rather than any rain. even accumulating snow on the backside of this in houston, maybe upwards of an inch into the morning hours. brownsville, very rare for them to even see accumulating ice, that may be the case into the morning hours. the roads will be an absolute mess. the good news, as we head into the weekend for the big game in arlington, looks like it should be warming up and dry. as for the north east, it gets a bit tricky. the storm is tracking up the east coast, mainly rain across the mid-atlantic. maybe an icy mix into new york and more heavy snow for new england. back to you, rob and mike. >> thanks a lot, ava. and now to other major stories today, as events continue to unfold in egypt, the
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white house is now stepping up pressure on president mubarak to leave sooner rather than later. the leader tells christiane amanpour in an exclusive interview why he will not immediately step down. >> reporter: in an extraordinary meeting with the ambassador to egyptian president hosni mubarak, i sat down with him for some 30 minutes to talk about the situation here in egypt. he told me that he was very unhappy to see the violence of the last few days between his supporters and those protesters against him. but he said he did not want to see egyptians fighting egyptians. when i asked him about stepping down? he told me, he said, christiane, after 62 years of public service, i am fed up, i want to go but i cannot resign today, he said, because otherwise there would be chaos. otherwise, he was afraid, the muslim brotherhood would take over.
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that is the government line ever since these protests have erupted. i also asked him what about the future, what would he do? would he leave? he said, i will stay until my term is out. he felt he could weather the storm. he said, i will die on egyptian soil. once i leave, i want to stay here in egypt. he said, i will not flee. i am not that kind of person. the egyptians don't want me to do that. and then i asked him about president obama and the united states, did he feel betrayed by the united states, his closest ally, seeming to ask him to leave? he said he had not been specifically asked by the president to leave immediately, but he did say that i think obama is a very good man, those were his words to me, but i did tell him, he said, that you do not understand egyptian culture. if i leave right away, there will be chaos. i then asked his vice president omar suleiman on camera, you asked protesters to leave the square. what if they don't?
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will you order the army to crack down? and omar suleiman told me, no way. we will not do that. we will ask them to leave. we hope they will leave. we feel we have met their demands for reform but we will not use the army against them. christiane amanpour, abc news, cairo. major protests are expected again today in the streets of cairo and other egyptian cities. journalists are increasingly coming under attack from demonstrators. david muir looks at the vicious violence. >> reporter: it was a battle that lit up cairo. cars set ablaze, molotov cocktails hurled into the crowd. bodies dragged down the streets. and the mobs beating the protesters. then daybreak brought a sign the military had begun to step in, taking this man to nearby tanks, kicking him to the ground. and this image, racing across the internet, of a police van barrelling through a cairo neighborhood, suddenly running over people in the street. a lawless portrait in the heart of a city.
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clearer picture of something else, the escalating threat against journalists here. at least 100 reporters and photographers have been attacked, largely by people who say they're mubarak supporters and that this international spotlight has helped bring their president and their country down. it started with fists and stones thrown at cars. our team with christiane. >> are you okay? did they hurt you? >> reporter: cnn posted this, the crew being punched again and again outside the national museum. and one of our teams carjacked, stopped by what they thought were citizen police like we all saw here, but this was different. our cameraman akram abi hanna and our team were told this. >> i was under the impression that this was it. >> reporter: akram, a veteran war photographer used his arabic and compassion hugging
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and kissing an elder in that angry mob and it worked. those mobs are striking fear everywhere. along the nile, the race to barricade neighborhoods. no one is allowed in. we want to be safe, he yells at us. and then this, the young man we first met on our flight into cairo, from texas, coming to egypt to check on his grandmother. now black eyes, after coming under attack in tahrir square. he said he's okay, he's not headed back to tahrir square. we were grateful to hear that. also okay, amount kram our cameraman, standing behind the lens and brian hartman, our producer, the crew in that car. in the end it was arabic and compassion they displayed that got them through that mob. david muir, abc news in cairo, because of the security they brought us in off the balcony. stay with abc news as we cover the ever-changing situation in egypt. you can stay tuned for live updates on "america this morning" and later joint chiefs of staff chairman mike mullen offers his insight on the crisis exclusively on "good morning america." now let's change gears a little bit. lighter news on this friday. super bowl sunday and how fans of the steelers and packers squared off ahead of the big
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game. >> that's right. they gathered in their respective cities to attempt a world record for the most simultaneous high-fives. about 700 fans turned out in green bay and pittsburgh did a little better with a crowd of more than 1,000 strong. >> a lot of high-fivers. neither side made the cut, falling far short of the 1800 people needed. i guess they should leave the competition to the players, huh? >> it's cold. >> but still, that's way short, man. >> i know. >> huh? i think you have to hold it, right? >> that's weird to hold it. >> that's what i thought, they were holding it. maybe that's why they didn't make the record. >> maybe. fists. >> a new record. we're starting now. >> more "world news now" after this.
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unless you've been livin unless you've been living under a rock or a pile of snow, which could be likely across the country, then you can probably guess what's been trending this week on yahoo!'s search engine. >> the situation in the middle east and, the snow in the midwest were the big topics this week. there was one more topic people were searching for in recent days. yahoo! web life editor heather cabot, former wnn anchor, has details. hi heather. >> reporter: hi, guys the effects of snow are rippling across much of the u.s. and, of course the web. the colossal snowstorm that stretched 2,000 miles from dallas to chicago to boston sent people online to find out how the cold icy weather would affect travel and schools, heating bills.
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even leaky faucets. given the brutal winter so far, preps for the monster storm started early this week. we found spikes for snow rakes and heavy duty snowblowers up 600%. and while they waited for the weather to calm, many folks made the best of it by staying home and cooking up some comfort food. in detroit a number of folks wanted recipes for no bake peanut butter cookies. in kansas city queries for how to make chocolate frosting jumped. the other thing snow-bound americans did this week was follow the news in the middle east. the anti-government protests egypt ratcheted up searches for searches for hosni mubarak and players and events that led the embattled leader to announce he would step down. searches for president mubarak spiked over 2900%. back home all the snow isn't dampening the excitement for super bowl sunday but there is some concern about how it could affect the showdown. searches for dallas weather forecasts are up 839%. and you know, if search queries could determine who would triumph this weekend, the smart money would be on the pittsburgh steelers. all season the steelers dominated green bay, at least on yahoo! with 21% more searches. when it comes to quarterbacks,
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pittsburgh's ben roethlisberger bests the packers' aaron rodgers by 45%. as for festivities, people seem to be revving up for a feast that might include a few low-cal dishes. searches for healthy super bowl dips surged 6800% this week. i'll be watching with my husband and twin 4-year-olds who are football junkies these days. who are you rooting for? >> the packers. >> i'm going to reserve my pick for later on. coming up next "the skinny." chelsea clinton and her new husband and rumors about their marital bliss. a legal dispute involving dr. phil and his mustache and his best friend. >> say it ain't so. >> get the scoop next. t.
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♪ ght up my alley. dr. phil apparently is in trouble. how did he do it? >> what do you reckon? >> this is the deal. apparently he and his wife are
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now being sued for damages and for personal injuries because their dog, maggie, allegedly attacked and injured their former best friend at the couple's mansion. according to the suit was filed on wednesday. not only -- this wasn't a little dog bite. their former best friend was literally brutally mauled by this dog without provocation. the woman suffered from uncontrollable bleeding, deep puncture wounds on her arm and hand. the couple did nothing, offer to pay for their medical expenses. so she's taken out a lawsuit saying she wants money for damages, medical treatment, loss of earnings, pain and suffering. while i'm going through all this pain, dr. phil and his wife are buying a new $30 million mansion in beverly hills. in case you're wondering, maggie is a rare pure bred korean jindo, bred as hunting dogs, highly territorial and unpredictable. i reckon it is a tough situation.
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>> now, what are you doing? >> i don't know, sir, lord have mercy. >> that's depressing. >> what else have you got? >> a super bowl coming up on sunday. ben roethlisberger, the pittsburgh steelers' quarterback, made a lot of news with his facing of allegations of sexual misconduct in the off-season. on tuesday night he was spotted at a bar in the dallas area. this is from tmz, tmz video at this piano bar. he says it's a superstition and tradition that he takes his linemen out for dinner. he apparently spent $800 at the bar, tipped an additional $200. and everybody in the bar, according to tmz, says he was nice, fun and took care of everybody. >> so, wasn't like a -- he didn't pull a charlie sheen, just had pregame fun. >> and made curfew. and all the players made curfew. no incidents other than the fact he was at a bar and the sexual allegation charges came during his time in a bar. >> oh, so that's the line? >> yeah.
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>> so, this is just a little pregame ritual and blowing steam off before the big game. "national enquirer" is reporting information that may be interesting that the chelsea clinton marriage is in trouble, saying that the husband, marc mezvinsky, walked out on her after a really big fight over starting a family. they're saying chelsea wants an annulment after six months of marriage, begging her parents to step in and save things. but of course, chelsea's people or friends talked to "people" magazine say all this is absolutely false, the marriage is just fine. they couldn't be happier. shocking someone's actually disputing a "national enquirer" report about the state of the clinton marriage. they say it is all right. we'll see. >> we'll see about that. the interesting thing there is the big hubbub about the wedding this summer. >> huge, huge. >> what they were going to wear, how much it costs and now rumors it might be for naught. but it's "national enquirer," right? >> people take it with a grain of salt. you know, but they lost a lot of lawsuits, people suing because -- but if they say they
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were happy? you were there, jim? you were there. all right, jim, thanks for chiming in.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. sarah palin will be at the ronald reagan ranch tonight to celebrate what would have been the late president's 100th birthday. astronaut mark kelly announces his career plans today in houston. his wife, gabby giffords, continues her recovery. after last month's tragedy in tucson. and new york yankees pitcher andy pettitte announces his retirement today. he finishes his career with 240 wins over 16 seasons. finally, if you're a fan of shows like ""desperate housewives" "or "gossip girls" you owe a big thanks to the show that started it all, "dallas." >> without that first prime time soap opera, well, where would our world be today? now, it's making a come back. the bbc has more.
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♪ >> reporter: for 13 years one of the most familiar sights and sounds on television -- it was one of the definitive shows of the 1980s. viewers engrossed by bobby ewing family struggles, sue ellen's struggle with alcohol and j.r.'s devious double-crossing. although it came off the air in 1991 its popularity has endured. something recognized by its stars at a special reunion in 2008. >> hello, bbc. >> how does it feel 30 years on? >> lucky. >> we mustn't get too carried away with it, but it is a nice indication that we were a part of television history. >> please give it up for larry hagman. >> reporter: viewers fascination with the series, fascination that peaked with the culmination of who shot j.r. story line.
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>> the secret of who done it is contained in videotape, brought into heathrow airport by an american security guard. it will be kept although a secret location overnight and won't be given to the bbc until tomorrow morning. >> reporter: larry hagman, patrick duffy and linda gray will return for the new pilot, which will center on the new generation of ewing with josh henderson playing j.r.'s son john ross. >> this new "dallas" could make a really good impact. the old "dallas" stood for the big, the brass, the '80s, the oil rich people. the old money isn't there anymore. how will they cope? perhaps we'll find out. >> reporter: the original tale of feuds and family was loved by millions. those involved with the new version hope it will be just as popular. lizo mzimba, bbc news. >> that's one theme song know probably remembers. to official air date, but the new show will follow the next generation of ewings, which is cool. >> should be fun.
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