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good morning, america. conrad murray behind bars right now, on suicide watch, in a single cell, after the jury convicts him. the jackson family, saying justice has finally been served. now, a key member of the defense team speaks out this morning. defiant and fighting back. republican front-runner herman cain, now accused publicly by this woman of sexual harassment. he vows to challenge her claims head-on today. >> i'm in it to win it. and i'm not going to be discouraged. >> the accuser speaks out to us this morning. what does she want from cain? does she think he's fit to be president? in the hot seat. legendary coach, joe paterno, facing questions about the cover-up at penn state. did he do enough to stop that former coach from preying on
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young boys? and -- >> maks and hope roar back. sudden suddenly contenders for the mirrorball trophy, as their jive takes storm. what a morning and what a day it will be, especially for two men at the center of scandal and media firestorms. >> you're not kidding. starting out, herman cain. four women have accused him of sexual misconduct. one in public. and he responded on jimmy kimmel. he's called a press conference late this afternoon to try to put this to rest. also, joe paterno. a legendary college coach. beloved for so long. he's going to be in the hot seat
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in penn state. a boxing great, joe frazier, died of liver cancer. he's known for his legendary bouts with muhammad ali. also going to talk to country megastar, sugarland. remember when the stage clamsed in the indiana fairground there's? they're speaking out for the first time about that deadly accident. i went to indiana with them. >> all part about your special tonight. let's get right to the conviction of conrad murray. jim avila has covered this trial from the start. and he's in los angeles where the verdict was handed down on monday. jim? >> reporter: good morning, robin. looking ahead, conrad murray is in l.a. county jail this morning, about to be offered his first institutional meal. he is also on suicide watch and in a cell by himself for his own safety. as his attorneys prepare to appeal. and also asked the judge for the less of the maximum sentence of four years.
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conrad murray, stone-faced. flinching only slightly at the verdict. but hardly any reaction, as he was handcuffed and sent immediately to jail, where l.a. county sheriffs say he will be confined to a single cell for his own production, while he awaits his november 29th sentencing. >> any plans for appeal? >> reporter: j. michael flanagan, the first of murray's lawyers to speak. >> i'm sympathetic for their loss. the tremendous loss. >> reporter: the jackson family has rushed to court for the verdict. latoya tweeting on the way. verdict is finally in. i'm shaking uncontrollably. promising followers that michael would be with them in the courtroom. >> find the defendant, conrad robert murray, guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. >> reporter: the jackson family greeted with cheers as they walked to their cars triumphantly. mother, katherine, saying
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justice was served. michael's father still angry. >> what did you think of the verdict? >> wonderful. >> our sympathies go out to the jackson family for the loss they have suffered. not a pop icon. but a son and a brother. >> reporter: prosecutors admitting after the verdict that conrad murray may not stay in prison long, even if sentenced to the maximum four years. california prisons are too full to hold nonviolent first-time offenders, like dr. murray. >> it was homicide. someone lost their life. and two children lost time with their father because of someone's criminal negligence. so, the effort in that regard, is to make that point. >> reporter: the jury left the courtroom quietly, but to a secret location. >> feel good to be done? >> reporter: their nonresponse, clear to everyone that six weeks had been enough. no word on what swayed the jury. but they didn't take long to reach their verdict. nine hours over two days.
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robin? >> jim, thank you. let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. you heard jim talk about the amount of time. what do you think? >> this but an uphill battle for the defense because the prosecutors were able to present so much evidence of the way that conrad murray behaved and the things he should have done that he didn't do. and things he did do, which he absolutely shouldn't have done. so, from that point forward, the defense had an uphill battle to fight. >> and they didn't waste any time slapping the handcuffs. going right to jail. >> i was surprised. >> why? >> that they did that. because this is a guy with no criminal history. there's no overt risk of flight. the judge made a point that he has contacts in other places. but this is a crime where, as jim points out, he may serve little to almost no time behind bars. to immediately slap the cuffs on him and send him to jail is clearly intended to send a message. i think it's the judge saying, in effect, i know he's not going to serve the kind of time the public expects.
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and i want to make sure they know, the public, how seriously i'm treating this. >> some people have read that, saying this means the judge is going to be really hard on him. and he will serve some time. >> again, really hard on him still won't mean a lot of time. even if he gets theoretically the maximum, four years, which i think is unlikely, he won't serve anything like that. so, i think it's clearly a message on the judge's part. >> are they going to appeal? >> absolutely. appeal is always a long shot. they say there are rulings that were wrong. the defense says we should have been able to bring in more about michael jackson's past drug use. they were furious that the jury wasn't sequestered. there's all sorts of arguments you can argue on appeal. but when you've lost and you say you're going to appeal, you're in a tough spot. >> thanks very much. now, to the latest allegations against presidential candidate, herman cain. he's going to hold a press conference later today, to answer the first woman who has
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come forward in public that cain harassed her when he was head of the restaurant association in the late 1990s. we're going to hear from that woman, share bialek, and her attorney, gloria allred, in a moment. but first, let's hear from brian ross. >> reporter: she went to washington in hopes that cain could help to find her a new position. instead, she says, cain had upgraded her to a luxury hotel suite and wanted to get very personal. cain remained defiant on an appearance of "jimmy kimmel live" overnight. >> i'm in it to win it. >> reporter: and he refuted the allegati allegations. >> there's not an ounce of truth. >> reporter: the incident is alleged to have happened 14 years ago, outside the national restaurant association in washington, where cain was ceo. described in graphic detail by sharon bialek. it was a blonde bombshell.
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>> instead of going into the offices, he suddenly reached over and he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt. he also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. i was very, very surprised and very shocked. i said, what are you doing? you know i have a boyfriend. this isn't what i came here for. mr. cain said, you want a job, right? i asked him to stop. and he did. >> reporter: the allegation against cain is now the fourth involving women who knew him through the restaurant association. a lawyer for one of the other women says, the alleged conduct was similar to what happened with his client. >> not exactly the same. and i'm not authorized to give specifics. but the conduct is similar. and it's corroborating evidence for the complaint my client filed. >> reporter: cain ducked reporters' questions about the new allegation monday, which his campaign called completely false. later on a radio program with bill o'reilly of fox news, he
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says his wife was disgusted by the media's handling of the allegations. but not with him. >> she's still 200% supportive of me. and she is still 200% my wife. when you know that all of this is totally fabricated, you go from anger, then you go -- you get disgusted. >> you think the other candidates will follow suit and hire women to charge them with sexual harassment. >> if they're smart, they will. >> reporter: overnight, the cain campaign described sharon bialek as a person with a history of severe financial difficultiedif. and questioned who was paying for her lawyer, gloria all red. we just saw mr. cain saying there is not an ounce of truth to your fabrications.
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then he joked about it. >> i don't think there's anything funny about this situation. and for him to do that, is deplorable. >> he's saying flat-out, you're a liar. >> i'm not a liar. and everyone who knows me, know i speak the truth. >> there's questions why you're coming forward now. and his campaign put out a statement asking several questions of you. was she paid to come forward with these false accusations? was she promised employment? >> i was not paid to come forward. nor was i promised any place of employment. >> nothing at all? >> nothing at all. i'm doing this because it's the right thing to do. >> they also want to know how you came to be introduced and who is paying miss bialek's fees. >> she can answer that. >> i called gloria. i said i need some help. i want to go forward with my story and i can't do it alone. >> you can't afford to pay her fees. >> i can't. and i told her up front.
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we're doing this pro bono. >> one other question on that. mr. joel bennett, who is the attorney for one of the other women said, a woman from chicago called share called me. are you the same woman? >> we're not going to answer who she called. >> so, you can't say? >> i can't say. >> why not? >> because that's not the issue. the issue is herman cain. and this -- she is now the fourth woman who has accused him of sexual harassment. and if it's true, he's a serial sexual harasser. so, i think the public's going to look at what these four women have had to say and the two settlements for sexual harassment against the denial of one man who has a motive to deny. and they'll make their own decisions. >> and he's calling you out saying you're a long-time democratic activist. >> that dog won't hunt. because recently, all of the news conferences in new york, against congressman anthony
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weiner. and my client said he should resign. i have criticized men who have no party who have sexually harassed women. sexual harassment is not a laughing matter. and mr. cain is adding insult to injury to try to make this a joke. that's disgusting. >> you seem offended by what you accuse of him allegedly doing. why didn't you take action then? >> number one, i was embarrassed, as women often are in these situations. and i wanted it to go away. number two, i wasn't employed with the national foundation of restaurant association. i didn't believe at the time there was any recourse. the most thing i did was discuss it with two, close confidants to get it off my chest. >> you're a registered republican? >> i am, george. >> have you had any contact with any of the other republican campaigns? >> not at all.
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>> you did see mr. cain at a tea party event? >> in chicago, i was invited to the convention. and unbeknownst to me, i found out that herman would be speaking there. kind of surprising after all of these years and i kind of wanted to face the demon. >> and what happened? >> i shook his hand. he did remember me. and he looked a little uncomfortable. and he had to go on stage. he was whisked away. that was that. >> gloria, have you been contacted by any other women prepared to make allegations against mr. cain? >> not at this time. >> and finally, we're going to have a press conference from mr. cain later today. what do you want to hear from him? what do you expect to hear from him? >> what i would really like, is it's not too late. he can step forward and end this. just end it. i don't want to be here. i don't think anyone wants to. just end it. let's move forward. unfortunately, i don't think that's what's going to happen.
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>> and end it by -- >> end it by saying i did these things. i did some inappropriate things. it was a long time ago. i apologize. he's reformed. he's a very religion man, spiritual. but just move forward. let's get past this. let's get to the real issues. >> finally, is herman cain fit to be president? >> not until he tells the truth. >> thank you both very much. >> thank you, george. all right, george, to the sex abuse scandal engulfing penn state. legendary head coach, joe paterno, getting ready for what may be the toughest press conference of his life today. the question many are asking, will he have to step down? dan harris is in state college, pennsylvania, for us this morning. >> reporter: a big day here. coach paterno has decided to carry through with his weekly press conference. this will be his first on-camera statements since the scandal broke. and the stakes are incredibly high for him. if you want to get a sense of how respected, how revered joe paterno is here at penn state,
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look at this. the monument they built to him, calling him a coach, an educator and a humanitarian. so, to have this man be knocked from his pedestal straight into a pedophilia cover-up controversy is a severe shock. >> reading the grand jury report, i mean, that part of it, i think, has been the shock and kind of the punch in the throat. >> reporter: paterno, whose motto is success with honor, is dealing with headlines about his former defensive coach, jerry sandusky, now accused of molesting boys as young as 10, through a charity he set up for at-risk youth. >> unfortunately, i'm not in a position to make any statements on. >> reporter: this is a man paterno once described this way. >> it's hard to believe how much energy this guy has and how much he has contributed to both our program and this program for kids, giving them a second chance. >> reporter: paterno insisted in a statement that he acted
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appropriately when he first learned of allegations against sandusky in 2002, notifying campus officials. but paterno never alerted police. and some, including the state commissioner, say he should have. >> if you're a football coach, the university president, or the guy sweeping the building, i think you have a moral responsibility to call us. >> if it does come out that these things are accurate, they would have to leave with his resignation. >> reporter: can paterno survive? >> joe paterno will forever be linked with this story. >> reporter: his players are standing by him. although, support is not universally whole-hearted. do you think he did the right thing? >> i have my opinions. i'd rather keep them to myself. >> reporter: this morning, two of the mothers of jerry sandusky's alleged victims are speaking out to a local newspaper. criticized how penn state and paterno have handled this
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crisis. adding more pressure to the legendary head coach. now, josh elliott has the other stories of the morning. >> good morning to all of you. we're going to begin with the passing of a boxing legend. joe frazier. smokin' joe, as he was called, died after a short battle with liver cancer. best remembered for three ferocious battles against muhammad ali, including the thriller in manila. and in a statement today, ali, who would not have been ali would frazier, called frazier a great champion. joe frazier was 67 years old. meanwhile, president obama and the president of france have apparently fallen victim to an open microphone. at last week's g20 summit, the bbc reports that president sarkozy was overheard calling israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, a liar. in response, president obama told sarkozy, and i quote, you may be sick of him, but i have to deal with him every day. end quote. meanwhile, gas prices have
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set a new record for the first of november. and analysts say the prices could reach $4.50 a gallon by spring. this thanks to refiners switching to diesel to meet global demand. and a massive explosion, that shut down the new jersey turnpike. 9,000 gallons of fuel burn affidavit a tanker truck crashed. it was so bad, guys, crews are repaving the highway this morning. >> wow. >> yeah. >> inferno. >> inferno, and how. and sam champion is in nashville, tennessee, this morning, getting ready for a big concert with brad paisley. music city, usa, looking beautiful this morning. >> good morning, everybody. music city. right here, at the bridgestone. we're above it. folks have come out this morning to cheer everybody on. it's "gma" at the cma awards. brad paisley going to sing for
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us. we have one or two things to talk about. yesterday, big day for severe weather. but in november, it's about the second kick of severe weather for the year. we get one in spring. one in fall. oklahoma city, dallas, san antonio, houston, shreveport, little rock, st. louis, all involved today, in what would be strong winds. wouldn't be surprised to see a tornado come out of all of that. ahead of that, the heat. orlando, tallahassee, in the 70s or near 80 degrees.
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>> nashville is certainly awake this morning. we're live in nashville. country music's biggest night is tomorrow's night. we like to call this country music's biggest morning. coming up, inside the guilty verdict. what was wrong for the defense? plus, would you leave your toddler alone in a car? this mother did.
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starting at just $9.99. sizzler. remember this a couple months ago? the horrific moments a stage collapsed at a sugarland concert in indiana. now, the band, speaking out for the first time about that deadly incident that killed seven. and how it changed so many lives that day. going back with them to indiana, where they had a concert. >> it was so hard for them. >> it was excruciating. but they know how hard it was for those that were there. fbi joining the frantic search for a missing 2-year-old. his mother left him alone in the car. then, he doisappeared. it wasn't the first time that the mother left him alone. >> so many questions about that. and did you watch it last night? >> i was watching. j.r. >> perfect scores.
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the perfect score of the season. 10s across the board for j.r. and karina. and we can't wait to get to nashville a little later. brad paisley, performing live. getting everyone set for the cma awards last night. we're going to begin with more on the conrad murray verdict. what went wrong for the defense? what are their next moves? murray's lawyer is standing by to take those questions. but first, here's jim avila with the latest. >> find the defendant, conrad robert murray guilty. >> reporter: for the defense, there were huge hurdles to overcome. first, the victim. a worldwide icon. and a feeling someone had to pay. >> if it were anybody else but michael jackson, anybody else, would this doctor be here today? >> he's facing up to four years in prison. if it weren't a high-profile case, i would suspect that the
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person would spend 90 days. >> reporter: then, conrad murray's own words, admitting in his police interview, that he succumb to his patient's dangerous request. >> i agreed at that time that i would switch the -- over to the propofol. >> reporter: the fingerprint evidence helped to negate the defense's main premise, that michael jackson died from self-administering. his print was not on the i.v. line or the bottle. dr. murray's print was. >> it had to prove that michael jackson was a real chance that michael jackson injected himself with the fatal dose. in tend, the jurors didn't buy it. >> reporter: apparently the judge didn't buy it, either, sending conrad murray to jail immediately to await sentencing. he thought the public needed to be protected. george? >> thanks, jim. let's get more from conrad murray's attorney. thank you for joining us this morning.
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let's begin with a report that your client, conrad murray, is now on suicide watch. are you worried that he's suicidal? >> no. not at all. he was devastated yesterday by the jury's finding. he loved mr. jackson. so, it was horrifying for him to be blamed for his death. as far as the precautionary matters goes, it has nothing to do with anything that dr. murray did or said. >> just pro forma. what's next for you all right now? is conrad murray certain to appeal? >> absolutely. the first thing is we're going to get ready for the sentencing. he faces a maximum of four years in state prison. after the sentencing, we'll begin his appeal. >> and what do you make of the judge's decision yesterday to deny bail while you are waiting that sentencing? i saw that allen duan dershowit
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this is a sign that the judge is going to impose a harsh sentence. is that how you read it? >> that's a reasonable expectation. we were surprised by the judge remanding dr. murray. we felt that due to the type of offense and his lack of a prior criminal record, that the judge should have released him on his own recognizankocognizance pend sell tensing. >> what will you will arguing at sentencing and what do you expect the judge to do? >> there's a number of factors that the court needs to consider, which is the type of offense. dr. murray's lack of a prior criminal history. based on that, we hope that the judge would impose a probationary sentence, with a little, if any, county jail time. that's what we're expecting. that's what we're hoping. but the judge can also impose a state prison with the minimum
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term of two years. the upwards of four years. >> what went wrong with this case? is there anything you would do differently or take back? >> i wouldn't do anything differently. we did the best that we could the circumstances. i think there were a lot of pretrial rulings that were made by the court that made it really difficult for us. we felt there was certain evidence that should have been admitted before the jury, for the jury to have considered it, prior to making their decision in this case. >> thanks very much for your time this morning. >> thank you. now, to washington state, where authorities are baffled by the disappearance of a toddler. his mother says she left him in her parked car. now, the little boy is missing. and the father is raising questions about whether she's telling the whole truth. abc's neal karlinsky has the latest. >> reporter: the last time little sky wetalwala was seen, according to his mother, was when she left him alone in her car on this road, in an upscale
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seattle suburb. julia told police she ron out of gas. took a 4-year-old on a mile walk to a gas station. but left 2-year-old sky strapped h his car seat all by himself. when she returned about an hour later, she says he was gone. >> i want my kids to be safe. i want sky to come home -- back safely. >> reporter: the boy's father, solomon wetalwala, says he doesn't believe his estranged wife's story. >> i don't know what she thinking. >> reporter: repeated police searches have so far turned up nothing. investigators also say the car in question started right up for detectives. and they didn't find the gas can from the mother's trip to the gas station. >> the mother is the last to have seen the child yesterday in a car. that's what she's been telling us. >> reporter: amazingly, court documents reveal that sky has been left in a car before. his mother and father were cited
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for reckless endangerment for leaving a child in the car in this parking lot on a freezing cold day. that case was dismissed earlier this year, as the parents agreed to commune service and a parenting class. and the parents have had other troubles, too. he had her mental health evaluated. but last year, she took out a protection order against him, claiming he had a severe anger problem. solomon wetalwala says he's hiding nothing from police. >> i didn't do anything. i was at home. and i have nothing to hide. >> reporter: the couple has a 4-year-old daughter together. she's been taken into the custody of child protective services while all this sorts out. there is no crime alleged. and police say they are still searching. robin? >> we hope that little boy is found safely soon. neal, thank you. let's get back down to sam
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who is in nashville, tennessee, this morning for the weather and so much more. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. and, george. from broadway in new york, to broadway in nashville at the bridgestone. robin roberts is on tonight. and the cma awards tomorrow night. and we're gathered here if a big concert. tell me where you're from? >> we're from baryel university. >> we're going to talk about severe weather during the day today. the storm system that caused severe weather including the tornado in oklahoma yesterday, moves east today. arkansas, you get it. a little missouri, as well. keep your eye on your abc stations. north of that is a little bit of snow. that goes from denver all the way to the great lakes. this will be the first hit of snow for some folks around the michigan area. i'm sorry. i just stepped on your foot. i'm sorry i stepped on your
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>> there is so much more from nashville this morning. we are live in nashville, tennessee. we'll be here all morning long. robin? >> sam, thank you. coming up, sugarland speaks out for the first time about that deadly stage accident at one of their concerts in indiana. we go back to indiana with kristian and jennifer when we come back. i was the first-born... i got married first... i had children first... and i'm the first to get this haircut. i was the first to get a flu shot. you didn't make an appointment yet. don't need one at walgreens. strolled right in and got my flu shot early from my walgreens pharmacist. they're all specially trained. so now i'm number one.
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such a terrifying moment when a huge stage ripped apart in high winds, collapsing at the indiana state fair, just before sugarland was supposed to take the stage. this happened last august. i sat down with jennifer nettles, talking about the first time about that deadly accident. >> do what he does. >> reporter: jennifer nettles and kristian bush. the duo that make up sugarland. that push the limit of what it means to be country. ♪ why don't you stay >> reporter: from hits like "stay," to their latest, "tonight." ♪ tonight, tonight, tonight
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tonight, i'm waiting ♪ >> reporter: a fiercely loyal fan base has made some of their concerts some of the most popular in country music. ♪ you and me, baby >> reporter: this august, at the indiana state fair, everything changed, with a gust of wind. moments before sugarland was to step on stage, high winds took down the massive riggle of the production. [ screaming ] 45 were injured. seven people lost their lives. i would imagine going through something like that has to change you. >> i think any sort of crisis can test our faith and push us to our limits. for sure, there will always be a before that happened and an
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after that happened. >> reporter: that night, a storm was expected to come. but no one knew when and how strong. the question was, should the show go on? >> helen, our tour manager, came down and said, they're going to hold. and we said, okay. and no sooner had she said that then -- just what you think, as far as everything suddenly looked dark and wind and then a crash. horrible, metal. [ screaming ] >> -- twisting sound. and then, the ceiling of the dressing room torqued and shuttered. and everyone went to the wall because we didn't know what was happening because we couldn't see. we were underneath. we didn't see the whole thing
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happen until, like the rest of the country, i watched it on the news that night and was just -- i mean, there are no -- there are no words for that kind of tragedy. and for the power of nature and what happened that evening. >> it's not moving. we need a medic. >> reporter: when you were back in your room and you saw it and you knew that people who had come to see sugarland lost their lives, what went through your heart and your mind? >> i wept. we are forever connected to those people because of the evening that we shared and the moment that we shared and the tragedy that we shared. and we will forever be. >> and more with sugarland tonight. and you hear from kristian bush because we went back to indiana. i went back with them just recently. and the stage was still crumpled. and the beautiful thing is they had a concert that night.
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they invited everybody that was there the night the stage collapsed, free of charge, to hear them play. >> and everybody came. >> everybody came. some were still on crutches. and it's about love, peace and healing and remember the seven who lost their lives. you'll hear kristian bush tonight with jennifer nettles and see them when they go back. also in the spotlight, we talked about faith hill yesterday. you'll see more with her. kenny chesney, keith urban. >> you got everybody. >> you'll see them on the cmas tomorrow night. all tonight on the spotlight special. >> how did you get that one? >> you have to get a track to nashville. >> i enjoyed it immensely. you want us to hang around for your "play of the day"? >> you bet. >> yeah. let's talk. with you er dinner. looks beautiful, honey. [ rattling ] jason... really buddy, wow.
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it is election day and the polls have been up since 7:00 this morning. voters in san francisco will decide who should be mayor for the next four years. ed lee is up against 15 challengers. this will be the first mayoral election using ranked choice voting. rank this one as cool still frost advisory in the north bay valleys until 9:00. sun, high clouds low to mid 60s from the coast today. near 70 by thursday. keeler with rain friday
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♪ [ playing the theme from "dancing with the stars" ] you hear that music, that means "dancing with the stars." and look at derek. what a way to start that jive last night. he and ricki rocked the ballroom. but not the top of the leaderboard last night. >> look who is rocking in our times square studio right now. please take the shot. you missed the leg kick earlier. oh, there it is. the one, the only, carson kressley. >> i'm a dancer. i'm a dancer. >> come over here. come over here. >> am i supposed to come over there? >> yes. >> why not? >> right here. right here. >> okay. i don't have a chair. >> come here. >> oh. >> get over here. >> good. we're both dangerously thin.
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hi. >> how's it going? >> they let you out of los angeles? >> they did, yeah. i'm here in the flesh. it's good to be here. >> thank you for coming. >> i feel like i belong here. you know? the blondes over here. brunettes over there. this is a game show. just saying. and you're going to look forward to seeing katie holmes. she's here. >> i am, i am. >> she has a brand-new husband. on-screen. >> nicely done. >> a new comedy with adam sandler. >> you should come back when i do "pop news." >> i should totally come back. do the "pop news." we do popcorn. >> you know what else? you're the other blonde with us. sam is in nashville, counting down to country's biggest night. >> the cmas. see? i knew that because i'm into pop culture. >> kenny chesney is with us. and brad paisley. >> i love brad paisley. i love the fabric, i love the singer. they're both amazing.
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>> so, all of that coming up. josh, i think you have a favorite here. >> really? i got to follow that. how is that possible? good morning to all of you. and to you, troublemaker. we're going to begin with republican presidential candidate herman cain. he'll have a press conference to address the sexual harassment allegations now that a fourth woman has come forward, saying he made advances towards her. he denies it. telling jimmy kimmel that he plans to set the record straight. penn state football coach, joe paterno, is set to face questions of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding his assistant and his school. at his weekly news conference today. paterno's former assistant coach jerry sandusky is accused of abusing eight boys. paterno said he acted appropriately be by note fieing campus officials after learning of some of the allegations in 2002. but paterno never alerted police. we now know that sandusky was allowed to hold youth camps on penn state satellite campuses after being banned from holding them on the main campus.
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and former boxing great joe frazier has died. he was a heavyweight champion in the early '70s. but will be best remembered for his three-act battle against muhammad ali. who arguably would in the be ali without that man, joe frazier. ted today, after a fight with liver cancer. he was 67 years old. michael jackson's doctor is waking up in a jail cell in isolation this morning. sentencing is november 29th. because of prison overcrowding, he's unlikely to face the maximum sentence of four years. and bank of america debit card customers hit with overdraft fees in the last decade are in store for a partial refund. a judge has approved a $410 million settlement. customers will receive refunds of about half the fees charged. in medical news, baby fat may not be so healthy after all. a new study finds that babies who grow especially fast before
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the age of 2 the are at double the risk of obesity by age 5. researchers say they may be overfed or spend too much time in strollers. and look at this. a dramatic scene in florida. a man jumped into this river to rescue a 2-year-old who had fallen off the pier. but the man couldn't swim, holding the child against the current. someone tossed him an orange cooler to stay afloat. another man swims in. pulls them both to safety. a few minutes later they made it back to land. and that, right there, the best picture of the day, folks. little nikolai, back in the arms of mom, doing just fine. now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> good morning, josh. it's a year, as you know, until election day. and tonight, "world news" will bring you those eight live interviews with republican contenders, only on the giant yahoo! and partnership with abc news. and you'll see it on "world news tonight. >> thank you, diane. meanwhile, later today, earth will be making, if you ask
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me, far too close an encounter with a giant asteroid. it will pass closer to the planet than the moon currently sits. scientists say no need to worry. but our nick watt is making plans, just in case. >> reporter: when i saw this 2005 yu 55 through a telescope, i went ahead and formed by own cult. the size of an aircraft carrier. i predict the world might end today. a sucker like that killed all of the dinosaurs. maybe. it would blast a crater in the earth 1,700 feet deep. we're not talking grand canyon deep. but really deep. it would kick up a tsunami 70 feet high, which is 14 of me. standing on my own shoulders. >> this is the closest approach of an asteroid that large we've known about in advance. >> reporter: scientists have tracked this puppy since 2005. something this big hasn't come so close in 35
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years. they say she'll pass between earth and the moon, just 200,000 miles away. when you think of the sun's 94 million miles away, she's passing within a whisker. eggheads study asteroids like this just in case one day earthlings have to man an "armageddon"-style mission. >> this place is like dr. seusss' worst nightmare. >> reporter: if one of those monsters heads straight for us, it could happen. but scientists say, not today. they say the asteroid will pass safely at 6:28 eastern time. and i'll have to disband my cult. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, london. >> thank you, nick. i don't know about you guys, i'm still worried. i don't need an asteroid near the earth. >> i thought you were worried about this one over here. >> he should be worried about me. asteroids, not so much. >> this could be something new. >> i know.
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it's time for the duo, "pop news" everybody. let's get to it. special edition. shall we? good morning, everybody. very exciting news. lip smackers have created lip balms and glosses in all of your favorite girl scout cookie flavors. and carson tells me they smell as good as they taste. >> they do. they're amazing. i'm applying right now. and they smell just like the real thin mint cookies. >> and? >> they kind of taste like them. i just had breakfast. how easy? >> also tag-alongs, do-si-dos, and they can be found at walmart and claire's nationwide. all of the fun without the calories. >> and it's easier to ship. it's hard to pack them. but this, just go boop. there i go. there's my three meals for the next couple of days. now, we move on to our next story. last night, as you probably know, was "glamour" women of the year. a big event here in new york. lovely, leggy ladies out in force. among those honored, jennifer lopez.
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she looks good, doesn't she? >> she always look good. i'll have what she's having. >> in versace. and jennifer aniston. it must have been a two for one on versace. >> versace squared. >> there's her bff, chelsea handler, another honoree. >> she looks good, too, by the way. >> all of the ladies very attractive last night. and these are smart gals. lea michele, and jessica alba, also at the event. >> where the heck was i? i'm not a woman of style. just checking. >> keep going. beyonce. beyonce's bouncing baby girl will be bathed in major bling. say that three times fast. >> i can't, i can't. >> auntie kelly rowland bought the lucky little girl this diamond tub -- wait for it. as a shower gift. there it is. >> i have that. it's amazing.
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>> the baby-sized claw foot tub is covered in thousands of chris also the. if you think it's over the top, you're correct. $7,000. >> i like it with the puppies, better than with the baby even. they're so cute. >> there you have it. that's quite a gift. and here's our last story. >> oh, my gosh, so soon? >> the finale. it's a big night tonight. a gigantic fireworks show, for a show so big, it would go on for a full half hour. someone made a little whoops. every single firework went off at the same time. it all lasted 50 seconds. >> i hate when that happens. sounds like my love life. terrible. >> so -- >> there's your "pop news" america. enjoy. sam? >> sam, take it away. >> all right. good morning, everybody.
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good morning, good morning. this is nashville. this is music city, usa. tomorrow night is country music's biggest night. this is country music's biggest morning. and we like to say -- well, when you say country music, this is country music. you know brad paisley's going to be right here. so, we've got -- [ cheers ] -- a big morning ahead for you guys. a big audience right here. let's get to the boards. we have one or two things we want to talk about today. it's severe weather during the day today. yesterday was a big day. we had about 68 reports of severe weather. one confirmed tornado in oklahoma. and all of that weather slides east. st. louis, little rock, shreveport, you're on the eastern end of it. houston, san antonio, you're getting in the storms, as well. it warms up on the eastern seaboard. it's pleasant on the west coast, except for the showers in the northwest. and that that's the weather around the nation.
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>> and we are live in nashville this morning. you know when you're in nashville, people just stop by. and kenny chesney's going to be right here in just a minute. folks just stopping by. lara? >> when you're sam champion, they stop by. that's why. thank you, sam. can't wait for that. and look who is still here. >> i know. i won't leave. >> you know what? we're talking about you. we might as well. "gma morning menu." coming up, this guy's battle in the ballroom. who is heading to the top? who is going down for the count? carson kressley, with more predictions. and they're fierce.
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>> thank you. also coming up, another fierce lady, kate holmes. talking about marriage. motherhood. and she has a big role on the big screen with adam sandler. she's here to talk about us, as well. >> both of us, right? we'll interview her together. >> of course. >> let's do it. >> you're taking over "gma." stay with us, everybody. >> oh, there's brad. ♪ [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil®. advil® helps me do what i love. the job's tough, advil® is tougher. advil® never lets me down. [ male announcer ] take action. take advil®.
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time, now, for "dancing with the stars." down to the final five couples. and what a night it was for the man who has been a fan favorite all season long. j.r. martinez got the first perfect scores of the season. not once, but twice. >> oh. i want to thank my mom, dad, everybody. thank you, america. thank you. justin bieber, i would never say never. >> and never say never to happy endings. maks kissed and made up with len. >> between those two. no one boos them. i'm going to say it was fantastic. energy. it was bloody brilliant. what is going on?
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>> guess who is here to talk about it all? carson. >> good to be here. >> it's the first smile i've seen from maks all season. >> the first smile from maks and len. someone gave him a prozac smoothie. he was in a great mood. >> there should have been in a great mood because there was great dancing last night. start it off with j.r. that was great. >> he's been a fan favorite since the beginning. he's so athletic. he's so talented. i think len summed it up when he said you have the x-factor and the talent. when you put those two together, he's unbeatable. and he has a fantastic partner in karina. she is dancing it and shaking it and moving it. amazing. perfect scores. >> do you see him running away with this thing? >> i thought he and ricki were neck and neck the entire season. and i feel like last night, getting two perfect scores, i feel like now he's taken over the lead. >> what about ricki, though? that jive with derek really was
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good. >> ricki's great. ricki's a consummate showman. she's a pro when it comes to dancing. i think week seven, week eight, you get a little tired. i think the second dance, in her instant dance, she was maybe a little sluggish. but she's a fantastic dancer. and she is one of the best pros, too, in derek hough. he's amazing. so, they make a great pair. they're the contenders, along with j.r. >> you're not freaked out by that instant jive. that's so hard. >> i'm so glad i wasn't there. i would say, give it to nancy grace. i'm out of here. i can't do an instant anything. i'll see you at the finale. that's really daunting, the instant dances because they truly do -- they get to practice the style of the dance for a couple of days. but they don't get the music and they don't know what song their dancing to until like 20 minutes before. >> then, it's all up to the pro, right? >> it's all up to the pro. the pro is great in preparing the stars.
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you see maks and hope here. i think this was one of the best dances of the entire season. i don't think the fringe pants benefited her, if i can make a pun on fringe benefits. but this is the first time -- >> it looks like they're having fun. >> sometimes she looks like she's doing her taxes. but this looks like it was really fun for her. and they saved themselves. >> they're there. >> and rob kardashian, getting better. >> if i have to say who will be the final three. i would say rob and cheryl and j.r. and karina and ricki and derek. i think nancy grace -- i think the judges are good at kind of leading the public and saying -- >> they didn't sugar coat it at all. >> len was just like, it's time for her to go. >> i saw her underwear far too many times to be comfortable. i'm like, let's get her off of
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h here. >> you said that last week. but len was trying to say calm down. >> i think len sent a clear message. but she copy my cartwheel from my jive. i'm going to be taking her to court. there we go. that was my move. yeah. there we go again. >> in slow-motion. >> no. yeah. again, with the underwear. i'm just saying. >> bravery, effort? >> bravery, effort. she's been amazing. she's a mom of two. i think she's 53. she's been nailing it every week. >> i'm going to be nice to her because the next time she comes on for some case, she's going to rip my head off. >> be nice to her. >> carson, thanks for coming in today. you can get more on the dances yesterday, att yahoo! and find out which couple is going home tonight, at 9:00, 8:00 central. robin? >> i'll have whatever carson is
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having. >> the thin mint slip smacker. right here. i'll leave one for you. >> thank you. >> delicious. i know you wanted to be over here because katie holmes -- oh, she's come so far from her days of playing joey on "dawson's creek." she's married to a big movie star now. a devoted mother. a fashion icon. and her latest role is a brand-new comedy with adam sandler called "jack and jill." we'll talk to katie in a moment. >> some twins have strange powers and feel when the other one's hurt. >> jack and i can do that. why are you making a face. tell me you don't feel this. >> i didn't feel it. maybe if you did it harder. little harder. >> no, jill. stop it. he's kidding. >> what? >> oh. >> are you okay? >> no.
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i'm fine. >> did you feel that, daddy? >> i did feel something there. pride in my son. >> we're so happy to have katie here with us. great to see you again. >> thank you. >> i see you watching there. and you can't contain yourself. you must have been laughing the whole time working with adam. >> i was laughing the whole time. i've had so much fun on this movie. i've been a fan of adams and all of his work. i loved every minute being on the set. >> you fit right in. and there's so many cameos. ail pacino, shaq, going on and on. >> i know. it makes for, you know, just adds to the already good feeling that you have when you're watching the movie because you get to see all these people that you love. you know, it was really fun to be a part of. >> how do you go about selecting to do this role? you're so busy. you have so many things going on personally and professionally. what was it about "jack and
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jill" other than adam sandler? >> number one, adam sandler. i hosted "snl" a few years ago. but i haven't really done a comedy. i wanted to go into this world. and adam's such a great guy. i always wanted to work with him. when you get that call it's like, yeah, when? i'll be there. >> i forgot about you on "snl," that's right. you have the comedic chops. we know you for your fashion. love what you were wearing at the premiere of "jack and jill," and that's from your line. holmes and yang. >> yeah. >> how is it going? >> we make everything in the garment district in new york and in brooklyn. >> really? >> it's important for us to have it made in america. >> we have diane sawyer on "world news," have the "made in
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america" series. siri's 5? >> i know. >> does she help you with your fashion choices? i heard a cute story when you were shopping with her? >> she does. and she's a sweetheart. and she's creative and artistic. and she's growing up into a lovely, beautiful, young girl. >> you recently said, and she's -- she looks so -- every time we see her, she is as happy as a typical 5-year-old, in many ways. read something recently. you said that you're ready for a new chapter in your life. what did you mean by that? you're ready for the next phase. that's the way you phrased it. >> well, you know, when i turned 30, i mean, a lot of people sort of can get nervous about that. and i was actually excited because i felt like, oh, good. now, i can -- people will pay attention to me. i'm no longer in my 20s. and so, i just feel like i'm now ready for parts that maybe i wasn't ready for in my 20s. there's a lot that i want to do.
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i have a lot in development. and it's an exciting time. and i think that it's like -- it's just good times. >> we got to know you as joey. >> i know. >> on "dawson's creek." and there's so many people that wrote us because they know you were here. and they're pressed up against the window. is there going to be a reunion? something? a "dawson's creek" reunion? >> i don't know. it would be fun. i had so much fun on that show. and i think about it with such fond memories. a really great group of people. >> everyone has done really well. and the second-most-asked question, do you want to be in a film with your husband, tom? >> you know, if it's the right thing. why not? it's amazing. >> could imagine seeing you together. >> thank you. >> continued success in all that you do. >> thank you. >> give the family our best. we'll be watching. >> thanks for having me. >> great to see you, too, katie.
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and "jack and jill" in theaters this friday, november 11th. lara? >> thank you, robin. a big day for country music. we're counting down to the cma awards, starting with robin's access pass. one of the stars of that special, kenny chesney is with sam right now in nashville. hi, you two. >> good morning, lara. when you're in nashville, you never know what superstar is going to drop by. kenny chesney is here. >> good morning. >> and you are in that special that airs tonight with our robin roberts. >> yes. >> she spent a lot of time with you when she's going to do an interview. when did you know you would have to give up something behind the scenes? >> our first day on the road. you'll see tonight, she's on the swings we use in our show. and it floats through the air. and -- >> you put her up on the swing? >> i put her on the swing. she did a great job. i knew right then that robin was going to get into my world a little bit. we had a blast.
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i'm glad i did it. she's great. >> we love her. i'm glad you get a chance to see her. your tenth platinum album, by the way, "hemingway's whiskey." you're up for three awards tonight. are you nervous about any of them tonight? >> no. you're at a point in your career when you're excited to be there. and the music getting out to the people. they're liking it. and great that we're nominated a couple of times. we're going to have fun. >> and are you actually going to be doing -- >> yeah. we're going to sing with two guitars. no band. no lights. no nothing. >> fantastic. that's tomorrow night. robin roberts in the spotlight, tonight.
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an oil spill that has produced a sickening odor is forcing neighbors in concord to keep windows closed and stay in. authorities say the smell coming from the spilled oil is strong enough to give some headaches and make them feel nauseous. authorities don't think there's a long term health danger. crews capped the leak last night. the pipeline is shutdown while workers cleanup the spilled oil. trying to work where are those troubled spots? >> trouble spot would be the nimitz freeway southbound 880 at high big rig vs. a car in the left lane. slow traffic there, 92 westbound foster city boulevard accident slow 101 both directions as
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the way to the low to mid 60s today near 70 by thursday before rain and cooler ♪ [ cheers and applause ] that man plays a mean guitar. that is brad paisley. he has his book out about his love affair with the guitar. and he's live in nashville, where he will co-host the cma awards with carrie underwood. he'll be here live singing for us. sam is somewhere down there in the masses. and armie hammer.
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he broke through in "social network." he is in the movie "j. edgar," playing the long-time companion of j. edgar. it is incredible. >> it is, by both of them. i got to talk to leo yesterday. you see how i move in. sam was there. he remembers. good morning, again, sam. >> good morning, you guys. we're trying to get brad off the stage. he's on his way over here. but the whole point of this is, that every country music star that walks the red carpet tonight, including brad paisley, will sign the hood of this car. it will be auctioned in december. and the auction, basically goes -- here he comes. good morning, brad. i'm talking about you. i'm talking about you. >> good. >> walking the red carpet. and then, tonight, signing the hood of the car. and tell me why the car is important. where does the money go when we auction it off in december? >> the cma and chevrolet have
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teamed up to help education and schools. which is very important. i'm the product of -- i say music education is stretching it for me. but it's something that can make a kid into what they want to be, you know? if they get good at it. >> absolutely. and it's so big a part of your life. we talked to charlie. >> we're going to play together tomorrow night. how about that? >> that's pretty good. so, every dime from this auction will go to help people, kids in school because so many schools are having to cut the programs. >> it's ridiculous. i think about my life. as a musician, and i would have nothing without it. we need music with these kids. >> do i get a chance to maybe have you do it when we're here? >> sure. where do you want it? >> you get to pick the clean hood. you get to put it wherever you want. >> for those of you watching at home, if you want to win this, this will come off. >> we're going to make sure it doesn't come off. >> this is the time when it's going to devalue the car. right here?
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>> yeah. wherever you want. it's your pen. you go. and by the way, we will link you to how to find out more about this auction on at yahoo! by the way. as brad does that, let's get weather out of the way. live in nashville. we're not going to let it rain on the big music awards tomorrow night opinion you may get rain in the morning. here's where the storms line up today. it's all along the cold front. chicagoland, kansas city, oklahoma city, you're getting some. nashville, it's a beautiful day today. overnight tonight, you'll get some of the showers that we hope will clear by tomorrow night's big awards. there's where the thunderstorms are rolling. the west coast the mostly dry, except for scattered showers in the northwest. and brad paisley, you're going to sing for us. >> i hope i'm doing more than just that. >> there's a whole big stage up there. >> we're
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>> we may -- we may have mentioned these young ladies will be upstage with you. charlie and min. we saw you getting makeup earlier this morning. tell us why a program like keep the music playing is important to you guys? >> keep the music playing. they do so much for metro, our school system. and we go to nashville school for the arts. and being in art school, it's amazing to have the music playing. they give so much to us. all of the instruments. >> all the equipment. >> equipment. trucks to load the equipment. they've been so helpful to us. >> it's music city. you know? >> and to think about it without music is not a good thing. and anywhere in the country, it's not a good thing.
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robin roberts, right here on the front of the car, our friend wrote, drive fast. >> responsibly. >> responsibly. robin? >> yeah. that's my brad. that's my brad. thank you, guys. great job. looking forward to seeing the cmas tomorrow night. monday, leo dicaprio joined us to talk about playing j. edgar hoover in his new big movie. now, armie hammer is here. you were great in "the social network." that's how we know you, as the twins. you should have gotten double pay. >> i only got half the paycheck. >> that's just wrong. now, he is hoover's right-hand man, clyde tolson. and it's nice to meet you. >> thanks for having me. it's great. >> powerful, powerful performance by both of you and leo. and i didn't know that much about clyde ahead of time. how about you? >> nothing at all. this is a great character that lance black made up. and i looked into it. and i was shocked at everything i was able to dig up and find. i hired research assistants. all that kind of stuff. >> right.
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>> it was fantastic to learn about a history that you and i would never know anything about. it's such a different time. >> it was. let's play a clip. so people will know what we're talking about. this was clyde in the early years with j. edgar. >> don't get in the car. you can walk back. >> we have lunch. we don't miss lunch, no matter what. remember? >> you pulled away from me in there. >> you purgered himself. and the lies will be easily provable. if you continue to pursue this, there's no telling how bad it could have been. >> find agent pervis. he's fired. >> firing the man who found j.r. dillinger would be a p.r. disaster. >> if you would like to keep your job, you best stay out of this case. walk. >> i have to tell you, i got to talk to leo about it yesterday, too. you will leave it up to the person watching the movie to determine the extent of the relationship between those two men. >> absolutely. no one can prove what happened behind closed doors.
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we don't know. but what we do know is lance black gave us a great script that turns the script, instead of a documentary into something that's a love story between j. edgar and the fbi. j. edgar and clyde. the whole thing. he really did a great job with that. >> you have a love story. where is your wife? >> she is over there. she's perfect. >> and she is. and she loved you when you were playing the older character. >> she loved the older character. this was the best part. she would come and visit when we were shooting. and we would go for a stroll holding hands. and i was like 75. and she was like a young, beautiful thing. and people would walk by like this. >> really? >> yeah. and we would kiss. people got freaked out. >> that's spending a lot of time in the makeup chair. >> eight hours every morning. we would get there at 9:00 in the morning and be ready to start working at 5:00 in the afternoon. >> how great was it to work with clint eastwood? >> oh, he's the best.
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he's incredible. he's such a legend. and funny and strong. he's the best. >> and i don't want to give it away. but there's a great fight scene in the movie. >> yeah. >> and did he help you along with that? >> yeah. he showed us how to fight by beating the crap out of his friend, buddy. on-set, right in front of us. dusted himself off. you know, just a little something like that. you're way more manly than we'll ever be. but we'll do our best. >> it looks good. good luck to you. >> thank you so much. >> you have such a huge future ears. are you listening? >> i hope you stay as grounded as you are. you were excited when i dropped leo's name. yeah. i get to go to leo's home, too. >> yeah, it's fun. this is a great business we get to be part of. i get to do what i love. guys like clint eastwood and leonardo dicaprio. >> and you get to go home with her right there. now, she is tweeting over there. did you see me on camera?
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armie, all the best to you. "j. edgar" out in limited reltomo and in theaters nah@d this coming friday.
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cma entertainer of the year. he could pick up five more tomorrow night when he co-hosts the awards with carrie underwood. by the way, that's at 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central, here on abc. playing "camouflage," ladies and gentlemen, brad paisley. ♪ kevin wasn't really all that popular in school ♪ ♪ but i remember well the day i thought that guy is pretty cool ♪ ♪ he pulled into the parking lot and everybody cheered ♪
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♪ because he had gone and painted his chevy cavalier ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ it disappears when it pulls out of his garage ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ i asked penny to the prom and her mom knew how to sew ♪ ♪ so, she made a matching tux and gown ♪ ♪ from duckline mossy oak we took pictures ♪ ♪ in the backyard before we went to the dance ♪ ♪ and the only thing you can see is our faces and our hands ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ camouflage you should have seen the way ♪ ♪ it popped with her corsage camouflage ♪ camouflage ♪ ♪ camouflage ain't nothing that ♪ ♪ doesn't go with camouflage ♪ you can blend in in the country ♪ ♪ you can stand out in the fashion world ♪
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♪ be invisible to a white tail irrestible to redneck girls ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ oh, you're my favorite color camouflage ♪ ♪ you can blend in in the country ♪ ♪ you can stand out in the fashion world ♪ ♪ be invisible to a white tail irresistible to redneck girl ♪ ♪ well the stars and bars offends some folks ♪
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♪ and i guess i see why luckily there's still a way ♪ ♪ to show your southern pride the only thing as patriotic ♪ ♪ as the old red white and blue ♪ ♪ is green and gray and black and brown and tan all over, too ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ designed by mother nature and by god ♪ ♪ camouflage camouflage ♪ ♪ oh, nothing doesn't go with camouflage ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ úh
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[ cheers and applause ] we are live, right back here in nashville.
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while you're looking at brad paisley, who is the song writer/artist of the career. tomorrow night, he is the host of the 45th annual cma awards. but this morning, he's here on "good morning america." now, with "i'm going to miss her." ♪ well, i love her but i love this ♪ ♪ spent all day on this lake and hell is all i catch ♪ ♪ but today she met me at the door and said ♪ ♪ i would have to choose and if i hit that fishing hole ♪ ♪ today, she would be packing all her things ♪ ♪ and be gone by noon
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♪ i'm going to miss her when i get home ♪ ♪ right now i'm on this lake shore ♪ ♪ setting the sun sure it will hit me ♪ ♪ when i walk through that door tonight ♪ ♪ yeah i'm gonna miss her all the time i have to fight ♪ ♪ now, there's a chance
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if i hurry ♪ ♪ i could beg her to stay ♪ ♪ but that water's right and the weather's perfect ♪ ♪ no telling what i might catch today ♪ ♪ so, i i'm gonna miss her ♪ ♪ when i get home but right now ♪ ♪ i'm on this lake shore and i'm setting the sun ♪ ♪ i'm sure it'll hit me when i walk ♪ ♪ through that door tonight that i'm gonna miss her ♪
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tonight, 10:00 eastern. >> yeah. sorry. i'm sorry. robin, you're going to be doing a live twitter chat, right?
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during the special. use the hash tag in the spotlight. her special, 10:00 eastern. it's in the spotlight with you. the private lives of the biggest stars. >> all leading up to the cmas tomorrow night. that was great to have brad down there. tomorrow, we'll have clint eastwood here. the latest from "j. edgar" and the latest bounced from the ballroom will be here, as well. >> have a great day.
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