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good morning, america. breaking overnight, president-elect donald trump leaves the press behind for a private dinner with his family amid new reports of a transition team in turmoil. >> i think there is some confusion going on about a chain of command. >> two staffers pushed out. trump fires back overnight. new fire danger. massive clouds of smoke, large enough to be seen from space sends hundreds to the hospital as schools close across the southeast. dozens of wildfires scorching seven states. now the national guard is being called in to battle the blaze. wrong side of the law. a divorce attorney sentenced to prison. >> i thank god you got caught. >> accused of hypnotizing female clients without their consent and sexually assaulting him. the secret recordings that finally got him caught.
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hero rescue. a survivor trapped in his crash, struggling to break free from the flames. bystanders trying to find a way in. >> hurry! >> the cop who rushed to the scene and the crucial move he made to save that person's life. here, here, here. all here. good morning, america. >> a lot of news this wednesday morning. this is a moment that created a bit of chaos last night. president-elect trump evading the press for a surprise dinner. >> and there he is, you can see stopped by the 21 club here in new york last night and the fellow diners were cheering his arrival. >> they must like what he said. as well, he told them he was going to lower their taxes. this comes as donald trump's transition is in the spotlight. reports of tension inside the team. some top figures pushed out and his family playing a prominent role and overnight, trump pushed
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back with this tweet, very organized process taking place as i decide on it, and i am the only one who knows. >> reporter: good morning. there is yet another tweet this morning. president-elect trump also tweeting that he never asked for national security credentials for his children. we'll have more on that in a moment, but now some republicans are describing a very rocky rollout with his cabinet, and some republicans going as far as saying that the people around trump are poisoning the decision-making. overnight, president-elect trump escaping from his skyscraper turned fortress for dinner down the street at manhattan's 21 club. this photo posted on twitter showing trump and his family getting a standing ovation. trump then seen here parting ways with son, eric. daughter ivanka and son-in-law, jared kushner also spotted leaving the restaurant.
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trump bucking the tradition of transparency for a president or president-elect and leaving his home without the pool of journalists there to cover his every move. the dinner break coming amid continuing turmoil inside the transition team. one of the president-elect's top advisers on national security abruptly resigning. former congressman mike rogers reportedly pushed out, just as the campaign prepares to announce trump's pick for national security adviser. >> i think there is some confusion going on about a chain of command coming out of new york. hopefully they'll get that settled pretty soon. i think they are going to need to do it, because as this clock ticks t tic ticks, all these decisions become even more important. >> reporter: general michael flynn, a contender for the nsa post and sources say the transition team is taking their time with rolling out their cabinet to prevent the backlash that followed their first two announcements. anti-establishment trump loyalist enraged over the announcement reince priebus would be chief of staff, while many democrats were alarmed after stephen bannon was named
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chief strategist and white house counselor. ? . >> one of his very first, if not, his first official act, he appointed a man seen as a champion of white supremacy as a number one strategist in the white house. >> reporter: and the trump team having to oust a low-level staffer after that person put an informal request for national security clearance for trump's children, ivanka, don jr. and eric who are all on the transition team. >> i just know that that was never a formal request. it's just basically someone i think trying to leak information. >> reporter: sources with the transition team say it was never a formal request from the president-elect nor his children. now, there was some news, dr. ben carson did not want to serve in the trump administration. adviser dr. ben carson saying he didn't have the life experience to be a cabinet secretary, but then overnight, taking to facebook saying he did not want the job not because it's too complex, but because he thinks that donald trump needs a group
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of advisers outside of the washington bubble. george and robin. >> okay, tom, thanks very much. let's bring in our chief political analyst matthew dowd for more. as you know all transitions have intrigue. the long knives are always out but this issue exacerbated by the surprise results of the election. the prominent role of donald trump's family. the we is how quickly can he get it all under control? >> i don't think any of us should be surprised about what's been going on. this guy is frank sinatra. he does it his way and as we remember he can't change campaign management three times in the midst of a campaign race and every time we would say you can't do that and win the race he wins the primary. he wins the general election, every time we said you can't do that, and he is running a transition in the exact same way. he is like a quarterback running trick plays on every play, and we're saying, you can't do that, but he seems to be winning when he does it. >> so far, steve bannon, can he survive the backlash? >> i think that's a real question, george. i think it's building -- i thought it started and might go away after a while, but it's
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building in the course of this. i think donald trump will stand firm by him. he's done that throughout the race. he's not going to be pushed aside to do this but it is a problematic situation that one of his first announcements has received this much attention. >> and we saw that interview on "60 minutes," but so far, no press conference. at some point does he have to come out and fill this vacuum a bit more? >> he seems to only fill it by tweets and uses twitter as a press conference vehicle in this. i don't expect him to do a press conference until after he's inaugurated president of the united states which would be unusual but i don't think he's going to do it until then. >> matthew dowd, thanks very much. >> all right, george. there has been a spike in hate crimes across the country since election day, with more than 400 incidents reported in the last week. as more anti-trump protests break out. abc's mary bruce is in washington and has those details. good morning, mary. >> reporter: robin, good morning. well, this is where it all
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started. students walking out of class yesterday gathering here outside of the trump hotel to march across this city, make their voices heard. [ chanting ] protesters taking to the streets in the nation's capital. hundreds of students raising concerns about the new administration. >> we want to let donald trump know that he cannot divide us with his racism, sexism, all that bigotry. >> reporter: the crowd shutting down pennsylvania avenue, blocking the lincoln memorial. >> we want to come together and show that we are strong and that our voice matters. >> reporter: at the back of this proterks we even found trump supporters. >> i think they're justified to an extent. i mean some of the stuff trump said on the campaign trail was definitely very polarizing and i think they should give trump a chance. >> reporter: since the election, intimidation and harassment has grown dramatically nationwide. from a maryland church to a billboard in california, the number of hate crime incidents doubling since last friday. according to the southern poverty law center more than 400 incidents in the past week. four times more than the
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average. many but not all of the incidents making reference to donald trump. now, when asked about these incidents, trump said point-blank, he told his supporters to stop it, but many say he is not doing enough. and the protesters we spoke with yesterday fear this could just be the beginning. robin. >> and, mary, looking at some of those from yesterday they're too young to vote but yet they still want to be out there. >> reporter: yeah, many of them definitely underage, too young to vote but still said they feel their future is at risk and felt it's very important their voices be heard. >> thank you, mary. we'll move on the too deadly airport shooting in oklahoma city where a gunman opened fire killing the father of an nfl player as travelers took cover, the airport shut down before the gunman was finally found. abc's phillip mena is at will rogers world airport in oklahoma city with the latest. good morning, phillip. >> reporter: george, good morning. yeah. that shutdown causing many delays. in fact, southwest airlines canceling all of its flights in and out of here last night, following the tragic death of
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one of its employees. terror outside a terminal in oklahoma city tuesday. >> they just ground stopped the airport. they've got some situation going on here. >> reporter: around 1:00 p.m. shots fired in the airport parking lot. >> a victim has been shot on the sidewalk outside the southwest ticket counter. >> reporter: police in tactical gear searching for the shooter going from car to car for nearly three hours. >> the suspect's vehicle was located on the second level parking garage. it is a red pickup truck. >> reporter: this morning the search for the alleged killer over. authorities finding the man suspected of setting up a sniper's nest and opening fire outside the airport dead. >> a suspect was located, deceased with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. >> reporter: oklahoma city police confirming the alleged gunman killed southwest airlines employee, michael winchester. the 52-year-old son, james, a pro footballer with the kansas city chiefs. the team tweeting their support writing, our love and support is with james and the entire winchester family. our heartfelt thoughts and
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prayers are with you. >> we're just getting told to halt all operations, suspend arrival and departing aircraft. >> reporter: after shots rang out, the airport going into lockdown. passengers stranded on planes for hours. others seeking refuge inside oklahoma city's will rogers world airport. >> it was our call for safety measures to make the delays. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. now we're hoping to learn the name of the suspect and a possible motive from police a little later today. meanwhile, the airport here has since re-opened. george. >> okay, phillip, thanks very much. all right, let's make a turn to ginger for the latest on those wildfires in the southeast and look at all that smoke, ginger, that's affecting a lot of people. >> so much smoke that people are complaining they are wheezing, the shortness of breath, and at least 200 people just in tennessee were sent to the hospital. this is an image of atlanta, what it looks like, outdoor activities being canceled. you're in school and call a smoke day because the smoke alarms wouldn't top going off in parts of tennessee.
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that's what we're dealing with. you can see it from the satellite. the visible satellite allows you to see the fire and where the smoke blows. it's not going anywhere. look at the video from north carolina these -- the acreage just keeps adding up as to how much burning and fighting as much as they can but the conditions are very bad. the drought in place, exceptional drought in a lot of the southeast, and we're seeing 36 large wildfires that stretch from west virginia into virginia, north carolina, south carolina, so many states dealing with this and there's that storm track. the ridge not going anywhere. guys, atlanta hasn't had rain for 30 days straight. if they make it to saturday haven't done it in 86 years. >> surprised some people that the wildfires are in this part of the country. >> it is but they get them to this extent this much smoke and this long, not normal. >> thank you, ginger. now to the search for answers after a high school student went on a stabbing spree in utah. the teenager taken into custody, accused of slashing five of to his fellow classmates in the boys' locker room.
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clayton sandell is in orem, utah with new details. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. right now investigators are trying to figure out why a kid who seemed to be a model student suddenly turned his high school here into a crime scene. the first calls came in just before 8:00 a.m. >> mountain view high school, four possible stab victims. >> reporter: a 16-year-old boy described as a straight "a" student with no history of problems allegedly stabs five classmates, then himself in a locker room. >> do you know where he is now? >> down the south part of the gym. >> reporter: coaches and staff come running. >> actually had boxed the suspect into a little bathroom area. staff members did place themselves in harm's way. >> reporter: soon a police officer, assigned to the campus, arrives and shoots the suspect with a taser. it's all over in six minutes. >> the scene is now secure. suspect has been down. >> reporter: the victims are in critical to fair condition. but all expected to survive. some with stab wounds to their necks.
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>> he just stabbed me, he said. >> reporter: still not clear what prompted it. police say the suspect had not been bullied by any of the victims. this was not retaliatory. >> you want to feel like you can send your child to school and never expect this to happen. >> reporter: his parents released this handwritten letter saying, we are at a loss to express how deeply sorry we are for the pain and injury caused. the suspect is out of the hospital and in jail. the school here is back open as students and teachers try to get back to normal. george. >> a lot of trauma to deal with. clayton, thanks very much. we have new fallout now from that hot car trial. the mother has spoken out and now we're hearing from one of the jurors who reached the decision. abc's steve osunsami brings us the story from atlanta. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. prosecutors in this case are debating whether they'll ask the judge to throw the book at justin ross harris to give him the maximum sentence. we're also hearing from his ex-wife who says that families
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judging hers should look in the mirror. >> we find the defendant guilty. >> reporter: as justin ross harris waits for sentencing on december 5th where he could be locked up for life, the woman who stood by his side is going off on the guilty verdict. >> cooper was the sweetest little boy. >> reporter: leanna taylor is taking her anger to facebook, the mother of cooper harris who died from heat exposure speaks directly to critics "so now you may be saying justice has been served but guess what, you can convict every parent that this has ever happened to and i can promise you two things. one, it will never bring our children back, and two, it will not prevent this from happening in the future." taylor tried to convince jurors that she too believes that the boy's father forgot his son in the car on his way in to work that day. >> he must have forgot. >> reporter: but this morning we're hearing from juror number three who says that from the very first vote jurors were leaning guilty. candy parrish is a 23-year-old
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married stay-at-home mom and in her statement to abc news, she says there were too many factors that played throughout his day that you wouldn't forget your child in the car. to say he literally drove just half a mile to work only five minutes and forgot his child is unbelievable. i think it is really hard to do something like that. prosecutors are now underlining that leanna taylor herself will not be charged. >> there's no evidence in this case. you know, to charge her with anything. >> reporter: her attorneys this morning say they wish the district attorney had say said this a little earlier. they also point out that she took a polygraph to prove her innocence, which they say she passed. harris' lawyers now plan to take his appeal to the georgia supreme court. george. >> thank you, steve. amy is here with the morning's other top stories, starting with president obama in greece. good morning, and president obama got a tour of the birthplace of democracy today visiting the acropolis in athens. he is in europe trying to reassure allies about the incoming trump administration while discussing debt relief and the refugee crisis during an
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address to the greek people today. meanwhile, thousands of demonstrators in athens are protesting the president's visit and u.s. policies. officers fired tear gas to control the crowd. back here in this country at least 28 people have been arrested while protesting the north dakota oil pipeline project blocking a local railroad and even trying to set the tracks on fire. the protest has spread to 300 cities and towns from california all the way to vermont. the pipeline operator is asking a federal judge to approve construction under the missouri river. another for profit college has awe bankruptly shut down leaving students and factualtul stunned. new jersey based star career academy closed its doors blaming financial woes one year after losing a fraud case. a terrifying crash in georgia, take a look as a freight train smashed through the trailer of an 18-wheeler that got stuck on the tracks. the truck driver thankfully jumped out just before impact and was not injured. and a dramatic rescue in
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california. flames trapping the driver of this volkswagen after a crash. bystanders tried to help but worried the car could explode. an officer used his patrol car to push the volkswagen away from the fire and with the help of a fire extinguisher eventually pulled that driver to safety. very brave there. and it is being called the new concorde. richard branson has unveiled the prototype of a supersonic jet that could hit 1,400 miles per hour flying from new york to london in just 3 1/2 hours. test flights could begin next year. and here's something special in the air, as well. pizza. dominos now delivering by drone. this is happening in new zealand. claiming, this is right now. what you are looking at is the world's first commercial delivery using an unmanned aircraft. it took three minutes to reach its destination, apparently it is usually just six minutes by motorcycle. by the way in case you're wondering what kind they eat, chicken and cranberry. >> cranberry. >> cranberry. >> wouldn't be my cup of tea.
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>> i thought ham and pineapple was the worst one. >> that's good. >> really? >> yeah. >> we got a divide here. >> george. >> we'll let ginger settle it. >> i like the hawaiian too. i'm in. i like the sweet and salty. let's talk about that blizzard watch that's on mt. hood, oregon, the storm where it's beginning, two inch per hour snowfall rates so it's happening, everybody and we have that watch now going up for the first major storm for parts of the northern plains of the season. minneapolis could get in on some of the snow, but some of the heaviest will be happening west and northwest of them, rockies, parts of colorado as that low transfers across, look at the timing, the next saech soeg couple of days, we'l inches. some places a lot of inches. warm cities brought to you by burlington.
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coming up here on "gma" the stray shower becoming sunny late. best chance of a shower near coast. north bay mown tins. mores and 40s tomorrow. for today, you can see temperatures in the low to mid-60s, but it's going to be with a brisk breeze, so feel cooler that be that. look at 30s and 40s tonight. even into san francisco, 40s. here's my svn-day forecast. a good coming up here on "gma" the attorney facing prison time for hypnotizing then sexually assaulting his female clients. they didn't know it was going on. we have the secret recordings that finally got him caught.
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and new home nightmares. do you know what you're getting and you buy your dream home? the homeowners say theirs are full of outrageous problems and defects. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is on the case for you. and a "star wars" bombshell. what carrie fisher is now revealing about a secret relationship with harrison ford. didn't see this one coming, did you? one coming, did you? so my daughter tells me youh, nope.at meat? vizio® 60" 4k ultra hd tv, with google cast™, $678.
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filming of that movie. that's coming up. >> carrie fisher says whatever she wants to say. doesn't she? >> you remember that interview you did with her? >> how could i ever forget, robin? >> that's right. >> goes down in the record books. also, mary j. blige here opening up about her divorce for the very first time and the music that is helping her get through it. it's only on "gma" and, man, to hear her rehearsing this morning started off my wednesday just right. >> i used to listen to mary j. before games. >> yeah? >> yeah. oh, yeah. ♪ don't get me started >> at the top of the show. >> fired me up. we'll start now with that bombshell case in ohio where a lawyer guilty of hypnotizing several clients so he could molest them. the women say they have no memory of what happened and abc's mara schiavocampo has more on how the lawyer was finally caught. good morning, mara. >> reporter: good morning. a really unbelievable story. that lawyer admitting to using hypnosis to essentially put these women into a trance causing them to forget hours of time during which he took advantage of them sexually.
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this morning, an ohio lawyer turned defendant. >> there is just remorse and grief in my heart. >> reporter: 59-year-old divorce attorney, michael fine, sentenced to 12 years in prison for hypnotizing six female clients without their consent or knowledge and then molesting them. >> he used my trust in his position as my attorney to gain information about my vulnerabilities. >> reporter: according to legal documents, in 2013, one of fine's clients noticed that after their appointments, her bra was dishevelled, and that she could not recall the entire duration of these meetings. something that happened again and again. suspicious, she fan tape recording her conversations, learning shocking details about their meetings, she says she didn't remember that fine began to use codes words to get her into a trance-like stage and then engage in a sexually
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charged discussion, saying things like, at the count of three, you won't be able to control yourself. >> and he would say that he had some relaxation techniques that the best thing they can do is try to relax in order to help themselves. >> reporter: the first victim took the recordings to police who had her wear a wire and video recorder. when fine began the same behavior at the next meeting, they nabbed him. while hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic technique, there's no consensus on exactly what's possible against someone's will. >> can we make someone take their clothes off in a public place through hypnosis? the short answer is no. however, we could possibly convince them that the temperature was so hot that they might want to disrobe. >> reporter: now fine has pleaded guilty to five counts of kidnapping and one count of attempted kidnapping. all with a sexual motivation specification. in a statement from his attorney
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saying, he accepted responsibility for what he did wrong. now, fine has also been permanently disbarred. he will have to register as a sex offender for the next 25 years and is facing civil lawsuits from the women. now, there are so many unanswered questions about hypnosis and it's particularly hard to study what you can make people do against their will because the studies themselves may be unethical. george. >> well, that makes sense. okay, mara, thanks very much. let's try to answer some of the questions with our chief legal analyst, dan abrams. what a creepy case. >> wow. i mean really unbelievable. first of all, you have got these women. you have got to feel incredibly sorry for these women. they are going to a divorce attorney. this is at the lowest point in their lives. they're in the middle of a fight or about to have an enormous -- >> custody. >> exactly. custody, the most important issues, and this guy is taking advantage of that. which is, you know, which is in and of itself a problem and also terrible for lawyers by the way, because this is supposed to be the one trusted relationship is between an attorney and a
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client. but if this case had gone to trial, it would have put hypnosis on trial. >> that's what i want to ask you about. if it had been, you would have had experts on both sides saying it is real and does work and the others saying, no way. >> i think the defense would have had to have been, you can't force someone to do something against their will, and yet increasingly hypnosis is being taken seriously by the scientific community, and you even heard in that sound bite, in the piece, there it does sound like you can get people to do something -- >> you can change their will is the point. >> you can change their will and as a result, it would have been fascinating to hear this fight over hypnosis, but now that he has pled guilty, that's not going to happen, and facing 12 years behind bars. >> very good police work here. >> oh, yeah, absolutely, the fact that they were able to -- she has the wherewithal to take it to the police and put this undercover video on her and have the evidence where i think this is what forced them to plead. >> okay, dan abrams, thanks very much. >> thank you both. now to our investigation into new home problems following reports of buyers spending hundreds of thousands of dollars
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only to find what they say is poor workmanship. our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, is here with more. good morning, brian. >> reporter: well, good morning, robin. america has seen a new home building boom that our investigation conducted with abc stations across the country. they have found that with that boom has come heartbreak for so many new homeowners as they say their dream houses have turned into nightmares. in suburban washington, d.c., the owner of this new home has a hole in her foundation and a snake that moved in underneath. all up and down you hear the same kind of things? the people in this new subdivision in virginia, say their great-looking houses on the outside are too chock-full of problems and defects on the inside. >> it's very upsetting. because it's the most expensive purchase any of us are going to make. >> reporter: in one subdivision
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after another. >> the water would start here and travel along the ceiling. >> reporter: our investigation found homeowners claiming shoddy construction. >> paint issue, nail pops. issues with the flooring. >> reporter: with big builders slow or refusing to fix the problems big and small. >> you continue living in something that no one can give you answers for, no one will fix it. it was our house. it was where we lived. and we had to just walk away from it. >> reporter: what they all had was a bad case of new home heartbreak. >> look at that. >> just kind of typical of the homes that are built to sell, not built to last. >> reporter: something these two men, sort of the sherlock holmes and watson of new home construction say they see far too often. >> significant crack. >> reporter: the industry trade group says unhappy homeowners are in the minority and that americans have expectations that are just too high. >> the american consumer expects a perfect home. there's no such thing as a perfect home. >> reporter: yet documents show the home builders including the biggest d.r. horton set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year to deal with construction defect claims. horton calling it the ordinary course of business.
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>> i think the quality of housing being built is as good as it's ever been, better. >> better than ever? >> yes, sir. >> are they shoddy? >> i say no. >> reporter: again, and again, it was only after the builders knew abc news or one of our stations was on the case, that repair crews finally showed up. the bulldozer to redo the draining system at simone angle's home in alabama didn't show up until after abc news started to ask questions. >> it's only because abc news is here or they would not have fixed it. >> reporter: in indiana, it was only after wrtv got involved that the builder sent an execute to check out roofing and drainage issues. >> this is how we knew it was leaking. >> reporter: outside houston, the builder d.r. horton offered to buy this house back after our station ktrk began to investigate a homeowner's complaints of defects and problems. >> they weren't even moving until you guys got involved.
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>> reporter: these are not inexpensive homes, $400,000, $500,000 and the best advice is first to said. spend the money to hire an independent home inspector to look for flaws and defects. and finally, be aware that many homeowners sign away their right to sue. as many include a mandatory arbitration clause which means it cannot be appealed and is usually kept secret. >> inspection is key. >> very important. >> brian, thanks very much. you can see more of brian's report tonight on "nightline." michael, what's coming up on the big board? >> this is what's coming up. ivanka trump under fire over that bracelet. was her company trying to make a profit over her father's election win? plus a major travel alert. you may want to listen up for this. you are you about to be charged for using that overhead bin on that airplane? it might be. we'll be back in two minutes to talk about all those things with our board.
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stories, and let's start with ivanka trump. she is taking some heat after her company taking some heat after her company appeared to exploit the election promoting this $10,000 bracelet she wore on "60 minutes." you see it right there. matt dowd back with more. ivanka's company forced to pull back that promotion and e-mail pretty quickly. >> yeah and she absolutely had to do that. i think that, listen, donald trump and ivanka and her whole family has always dealt with their brand and how they can utilize what they are doing, in a way that can enhance it, but like her father is going have a difficult process of transitioning from private life to a public life and they'll have to change the way they do business. >> now, but this isn't the first time you've seen family business mixed with the presidency, so what are some other past example of this? >> you're right, michael. roger clinton, president clinton's brother put out an album which apropos called "nothing good comes easy" in the midst of while he was president of the united states and jimmy
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carter's brother, billy carter, advocated billy beer in the midst of it. always get the candidate and the office holder in trouble and most of the time they have to shut it down quickly. >> this is something very different coming up. you've seen his kids on the transition team, and his son-in-law playing a prominent role in the transition, and the plan going forward, they say, is for the kids to keep the business, to keep on running the business, even though donald trump is in the white house. >> george, i think this whole thing is fraught with peril for donald trump and as president of the united states he'll put it in a blind trust, and he has said that. and rudy giuliani has said that in the course of this, but it's problematic to have your kids requested by low-level staffers to get briefings puts it in a serious situation of who knows what and how they are using it. >> it's not a blind trust if the kids are running it. >> no. it's not a blind trust if the kids are running it, and if the kids are serving on the transition train in the governmental positions. it is a problem. >> okay. something to keep our eye on. thank you very much, matt dowd. thanksgiving, all that
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travel, it's all just days away and you can only imagine you can only bring one personal item on board when you go to visit grandma. well, that's what one -- that's what united airlines to do low fares, customers, starting next year, and david kerley is here joining us, david, united made a big announcement yesterday. i'm just curious, what are they trying to do and what does it mean for someone traveling on a budget? >> to compete. it's all about competition with the low-cost carriers, michael. and it's really a question of what you don't get. it's called basic economy. on top of not get a suitcase, just that personal item that has to go underneath your seat. you don't get bin space, and you don't get to select a seat until the day of the flight. can you say middle seat? that's what will be available then. and you will be the last group to board. united says this and some other changes they're making they
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think they can increase revenues by $5 billion by 2020. wall street liked that a lot yesterday. >> the question is what will the passengers think? is the lower price enough incentive for them to take these restrictions? >> what united is hoping is that low cost fare person will get what they want and when they get on the plane they'll get the same service, the same drinks and snacks and everything else. they will be probably in the middle seat but, george, this is really all about segmentation and price point. you'll have these folks at basic economy and your regular economy then you got economy plus if you want more legroom, and of course, business and first class up above. they are gist cutting up the pie trying to get more revenue. >> auctioning off every seat on the plane. >> getting more bare bones. pretty soon you'll have to bring our own seat. >> i'd like 7a, please. >> thank you, guys. >> thank you, matt. coming up in two minutes, virtual reality headsets could be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, but are they safe for your kids? >> i tried them. they're pretty fun. labels, and signs reminding everyone to think balance before
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gadgets could cause health problems, especially in young children, and that's who wants them. t.j. is here and you have one of the devices with you. >> well, per usual i'm in my own world back here, but this time i'm in a virtual world. now i'm in virtual world. now i'm seeing all this in 3d. you're seeing it on the screen back here somewhere, but i feel like i'm going down into the ocean in a shark cage. now these things are fun, they are hot. it's going to be the really cool game, but for a lot of folks, you think the danger might be bumping into somebody or tripping over something, but the danger might actually be to kids' brains. >> look. >> reporter: so real. >> oh. >> reporter: that people forget that it's not real. virtual reality has people literally falling over themselves as it immerses them in a 3d world of sport, adventure and even danger, but these virtual reality headsets expected to be on a lot of kids' christmas lists, are causing real world concerns. >> virtual reality is still a very new technology. still evolving and we really
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don't yet know what the impact may be on children. >> reporter: dr. banik says they could cause long-term issues for young children. >> in virtual reality, basically, the brain is only getting input from the eyes, and we don't know if that isolated input will have an impact on the other senses and how we integrate and experience. >> reporter: but the technology is so new it hasn't been studied. manufacturers of virtual reality headsets warn they're not for young kids. samsung sets its products for kids 13 and up, and playstation recommends theirs for kids 12 and up. but the truth is, no one really knows the impact. in the meantime, what is a parent to do? we swapped out. strahan wants to play with the new toy and he is. for parents this is what you need to know. use your common sense. the things are a blast, but there's not enough research out there to know what the impact may be, but don't have them doing it long-term, and they recommend, don't have really young kids do it.
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>> going back to our previous -- it does seem hypnotic. >> you get lost in a new world. >> thank you guys. t.j. said it could affect your brain and then you make me put it on. thank you. i appreciate it. >> what's it like, michael? what are you seeing? >> nothing. >> i'm sorry, i hit the off switch before i came back. >> sensory deprivation is so much fun. all right. michael will continue to do that, while we tell you what's coming up in our next hour. holiday "deals & steals." tory johnson on the road at disney springs with big savings on some magical gifts. and then the great mary j. blige is here live, yes. opening up for the first time about her divorce, and a very powerful performance. you will want to stick around for that. ♪ can you trust rust ♪
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a clear morning. let's see what it looks like the rest of the day. >> we're at our coolest levels if not warmer. 37 at one point, santa rosa. a lot of us in the 30s an hows and 50s. temperatures in the low to mid-60s, but there will be a chris breeze this afternoon. a soaking rain from noon saturday to o sunday. major problem here on the san rafael bridge. westbound traffic is stopped. we're looking at the toll plaza, just saw an balance move through. all we have now is a two-car crash. injuries right around the -- so again, all lanes blocked. westbound 580. avoid that if possible. >> thank you so much. coming up, toy, deals and steals
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight the president-elect slips out of trump tower for dinner with his family ras reports of tension over his transition emerge. one insider calls it a knife fight and the president-elect fires back. mary j. blige here live opening up about her divorce. the battle over money with her ex and the music that is powering her through it all. ♪ it's good to be alive right about now ♪ "deals & steals" hits the road. >> all: good morning, america. >> tory is live from disney springs with savings just for "gma." ali is here spilling the beans.
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>> i'm about to shoot with george stephanopoulos, big diva. >> you never know what will happen live. >> both: and she's saying -- >> good morning, america, and george. ♪ it's been too long. we love it when ali is here. >> yeah. i just sort of sit back, wonder what's going to happen. >> buckle up, america. >> you never know what's going to happen. she has a funny new show called "nightcap," and, george, you even make an appearance. >> yeah, i make a real stretch of my acting skills on this one. it was so much fun to do and i am a very proud husband. this show is so funny and we're going to hear a loot more about it the >> i love the premise. >> i smell an ending for george. that's all i'm saying. >> she'll be coming up. also some really big holiday "deals & steals." michael, you have some details. >> yes, i do. tory johnson is at disney springs and she's got a deal right now. >> hey, welcome from disney springs with exclusive deals from some of the brand-new stores. first up, uniqlo, we have their
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heat tech technology that converts moisture into warmth for the whole family, all the pieces range from $9.90 to $14.90, we're slashing it to 51%. more coming up. >> it's definitive. the santa caps, you do not have to wait till thanksgiving. more deals coming up. the morning rundown from amy. >> all right, and good morning. the big story donald trump pushing back against reports of turmoil within his ranks. trump broke protocol ditching the media last night to go out to dinner just hours after a top national security adviser was forced off his transition team. every lobbyist has also been booted but trump insists the transition is on track and abc's tom llamas is at trump tower with the latest. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning, and president-elect trump trying to defend his transition process and his transition team, trying
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to paint a picture it is all smooth sailing. overnight he first posted this. very organized process taking place as i decide on cabinet and many other positions. i am the only one who knows who the finalists are. but trump seeming to be very concerned about some of the press coverage that things aren't going as planned and tweeted this morning the failing "new york times" story is so totally wrong on transition. it is going so smoothly. also i have spoken to many foreign leaders. trump's tweets come as some republicans are describing a very unorganized transition process, though the trump team maintains things are very calm right now and going as planned. we do know that last night president-elect trump took a break. he left trump tower and had dinner with his family at manhattan's 21 club, the problem, though, president-elect trump left without the press pool that is there to cover his every move. it's a tradition of transparency that president-elect trump obviously didn't care about last night. amy. >> all right, tom, thank you, and dr. ben carson is clarifying why he took his name out of the running for a possible cabinet position. he says it has nothing to do with the complexity of the job as was first reported. instead he said he'd rather serve as an adviser because it's
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important for trump to get advice from people outside of washington. and senator john mccain is warning president-elect trump that he will oppose any effort to reset relations with russia. mccain says a thaw in relations would be unacceptable. in athens today, president obama reassured europeans that the nato alliance is strong and said he's confident america's commitment to the alliance will continue. president obama said he and donald trump may have different views but american democracy is bigger than any one person. heavier winds could cause more problems for firefighters battling more than a dozen wildfires in drought-stricken north carolina. 46,000 acres have burned in that state alone and in neighboring tennessee, smoke sent hundreds of people to the hospital. well, parenting alert this morning. a possible breakthrough in preventing sids or sudden infant death syndrome. researchers have found that babies who died of sids had low levels of a certain brain protein that regulates sleep arousal. this raises hope that babies could one day be screened to determine their risk of sids.
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and finally forget why the chicken crossed the road. we want to know how these ducks crossed the road. take a look at this. yeah, thousands of them on a farm in china hurrying to a pond. a similar crossing caused a big traffic jam a couple of years ago. apparently the farmer does this to get the ducks exercising so they'll eat more and fatten up. >> oh, no. >> i was just saying that to george. >> she called it. lara called it. >> i did. i called it. i'm sad. >> the truth hurts sometimes. >> now it's going to really hurt. thank you, amy. >> thanks, amy. all right there, lara spencer. listen, "pop news" is a little saucy this morning. it's not my fault. it's carrie fisher. thank you, robin. thank you, america. carrie fisher, you know, she'll tell us anything, right? amy has experienced. now she's going public about a whirlwind three-month affair between her and harrison ford. she claims the secret romance occurred while the pair filmed
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the original "star wars" movie back in 1976. ford was 33 years old. he was also married, fisher was 19. the actress telling "people" magazine, quote, it was han and leia. is it -- it's han and leia during the week -- i'm from long island. it was han and leia. it was han and leia during the week and carrie and harrison during the weekend and that she dreamed he would propose to her. the relationship, however, ended after filming wrapped according to fisher. she's opening up about the whole experience in a new book called "the princess diarist" in which she shares journal entries she wrote to herself. they genuinely seemed fond of each other in "star force: the force awakens" as kylo ren's parents. of course, that just happened. no word from harrison ford's camp. >> didn't know about the book. >> i don't know about that part of the story. we shall see. my guess is carrie didn't ask. >> yeah, and my guess is we'll
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never hear from him. >> yeah. also in the news this morning, our friend tom hanks has a new role. it's cleveland's spokesperson for the arts. who knew the actor got his break as an intern for the great lakes theater festival back in 1977. he's a giver. now he's going back to host not one but two events in the city sponsored by the greater cleveland film commission. the two-time oscar winner will kick off his december visit with a discussion about the importance of arts education then host a benefit for the production business, 600 will attend and the best part he's agreed to mentor both students and educators from 38 schools throughout northeast ohio. tom's first break was being cast as soldier number 27 in a stage production of "hamlet" during that cleveland acting internship. he has not forgotten. >> he did a really good job as soldier 27. >> soldier 27. >> you got to start somewhere. >> absolutely. and then finally in "pop news," if wednesday is off to a slow start, we have the perfect
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pick-me-up for you researchers from the university imof limerick in ireland have created a mathematical model to have coffee connoisseurs make the best brew. the study proposes that size does matter. grain size is key to achieving peak flavor citing smaller granules for bitter coffee and larger ones for a softer silky taste published in the sia journal for applied math mat things. no idea what that stands for. they stem from the two-step process where coffee goes from bean to water and researchers aiming to create high-tech coffee machines based on their discoveries and we're hoping to make the daily grind a latte better for you. >> you made coffee slightly dirty. >> give me a little time, i can do it with anything. >> she had a disclaimer at the beginning. >> i finished with a bang. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. we are excited. mary j. blige is here.
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she is opening up for the first time about her divorce and the music, her beautiful music that is helping her get through it. you'll see it here on "gma." mary j.
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♪ so love you like i do who will you trust ♪ you know who that is, mary j., mary j. blige. that's her hot new single "thick of it," and it is great to have her live in the studio with us. we're going to talk to her in just a moment. you know that she is in the middle of a big tour with maxwell and it has been an emotional time for mary j. as well. we're going to talk about all of that in just a moment and she'll sing for us later but first abc's linsey davis has the details. ♪ let's get it krunked ♪ i got the beat on my mind ♪ i'm going down >> reporter: she's the queen of
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hip-hop soul selling more than 50 million albums worldwide. ♪ when i see >> reporter: her soaring vocals and empowering anthems -- ♪ it's so true >> reporter: -- have made mary j. blige a household name. ♪ >> reporter: but now the nine-time grammy award winner is engulfed in an emotional and bitter divorce battle with her husband and manager of 12 years kendu isaacs. ♪ headlines she's played to powerful effect in her own concerts. ♪ i wanted to stay with you baby ♪ >> reporter: as always blige shares her pain with her fans by belting it out. ♪ we're in the thick of things >> reporter: and with a new single hitting the charts, she's now revealing the details of her struggle for the first time. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york.
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>> your new album is called "strength of a woman." and this is a strong woman. please welcome, ladies and gentlemen, mary j. blige. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you, robin. >> do you feel the love? do you feel it? >> yes, i do. >> i know it has been a very emotional time for you, and you shared what you have been able to. your fans want to know how is your heart? how are you doing right now? >> my heart is okay. i'm hanging in there, i mean, this is just -- no one wants to go through this, and this is hard, and i mean i'm hanging in there. >> as best you can. >> yeah. >> you are going through it. >> yeah. >> what was the moment? what was the time that you said i can't do this anymore? i have to make a change. >> i mean, the breaking point was when i kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected, and it just seems like i was beating a dead horse and it seems like i was talking to a wall or, you know,
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i just wasn't getting it back so, you know, if -- if i can't get respect in the relationship, then i must -- i have to move on to save myself. that was the point where i was like, i'm done. i just can't do it anymore. >> you can't do it anymore. >> yeah. >> your music, mary, and i have to tell you has helped a lot of people through heartache and heartbreak. what has gotten -- what is getting you through this time? >> what is getting me through is god, is prayer, is my family, people that love me, my fans. just me being healthy and me loving myself the way i do, taking care of myself and just getting that self-awareness that has, you know, put me in a place where i can see things clearer. you know, this is what is getting me through. >> yeah, because we all can get lost at certain times in our journey. >> absolutely. >> and to get that back, and we've heard that your soon-to-be ex is asking for almost $130,000 a month in spousal support.
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what is your message to women especially in this business how to protect themselves, protect their money, protect everything about themselves? >> well, my message to those women that, you know, are going through the same thing that i'm going through or similar situation is that you have to -- you cannot rely on people to handle your business. you have to handle your business. you have to take responsibility and stay on top of it because things like this will happen if you don't. >> and just know and be -- and surround yourself with good people that can help you. >> of course, surround yourself with good people and, of course, you need people that will help you, but they can't do everything for you. you have to be in the mix of it. >> you have to be knowing that. maxwell, this tour, i've heard from friends in saying how powerful it is, and he is such a beautiful person. how has the music and being on
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tour been cathartic for you? >> man, i mean, it's been so cathartic for me. it's been so healthy for me because this is where i bring all my pain. i bring it to the stage. i bring everything, and my fans are there, and they come to the show with all of their issues or trials and tribulations, and this is where we are healing, you know, we're getting better and we leave -- they leave out of the building feeling great and i go get on my bus, you know, feeling better, you know, than i did before i got on stage so it's definitely a place where we heal together and we grow, you know. >> it's all about growth, and we grow through your music. i mean, "thick of it," "strength of a woman," i mean, those lyrics, michael strahan said he plays your music -- he used to play your music before he would get out there on the gridiron, so it is something that just gets us through a difficult time and i'm glad it's getting you through a difficult time too. >> yeah, i have to stay strong and i have to be the strength for myself. i had to save myself, and i'm saving myself now.
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you know, i can't, you know -- >> i am glad that you are and we're glad you're going to sing for us. it's tough to sing in the morning, isn't it? >> yes. where are you? >> i know. we heard you rehearsing and you're going to be singing for us in the last half hour but thank you for sharing. >> robin, thank you. >> yeah, continued blessings. >> thank you. >> mary j.'s new single "thick of it" is out now and she'll be performing as we said live just ahead. but coming up we got huge holiday "deals & steals." come on back.
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for today, you can see temperatures in the low to mid-60s, but it's going to be with a brisk breeze, so feel cooler that be that. look at 30s and 40s tonight. even into san francisco, 40s. here's my svn-day forecast. a good ood all right. it's time now for our "deals & steals" holiday edition and tory johnson is at the brand-new disney springs right in town center and, hey, tory. >> hey, michael. so we've got amazing deals right here from disney springs, first up we've partnered with all these brands that have these fabulous stores here to bring you these. kipling, fun, functional fashion known around the world. their brand-new glitter shimmer metallic collection. huge assortment you will find online. normally 32 to
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in half to we're slashing prices in half, $16 to $79.50. erwin pearl, one of the most exquisite jewelry collection known for collectible jewelry and that is what you will find with a phenomenal assortment of bangles from the most fabulous of this these are materials. >> these are priced normally $42 to $380 but we have slashed them in half for you, $21 to 190 for really spectacular stuff. sugarboo, one of the cutest stores around here that's all about celebrating whimsy. this i've got these gorgeous melamine plates, and i picked -- actually these guys picked hello buttercup for robin and hello love muffin for michael. big assortment. $8 to $20. we've slashed them in half, $4 to 10 bucks today. love, love, love little mismatched. all about inspiring creativity in kids. you get three mismatched socks and permanent markers or there's patches. there's a variety of sets. kids are going to love this for the holidays. you cannot go wrong with anything from mismatched. normally the sets are $10 to $38.
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patch set too. give a shoutout to the patch set too. $5 to $19 because we slashed them in half. last but not last, havaianas, this is the original flip-flop. it is the super comfortable rubber. these are all designed for kids. big assortment. variety for kids. normally $17 to $19 but today you got it. we slashed them to $8 a pair. so you've got all of these deals that you will find at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! we've got even more coming up surprises here from disney springs. this is a shoppers' paradise. and it's fry to come to. you can come to. there's sent restaurants. and these guys are having a blast and goofy and mickey were having a blast. we have one more these guys don't know about in the next half hour and regular "deals & steals" tomorrow in times square. see you soon.
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good morning on this wednesday. let's head oaf to alexis and look at your commute. >> well, about 30 minutes ago, last time i talked to you, we had a major problem on the richmond san rafael bridge. traffic was not moving on the richmond side. about 20 minutes ago, that crash did clear, so all lanes are back open as you can see, things are still pretty heavy there from richmond right around marina to the span where the crash cleared about 15, 20 minutes ago, so it
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good morning. still 39 in santa rosa. rest of o us in the 40s and 50s, we're going start warming into the 50s by t:00 just b about everywhere. say mid-50s to upper 50s by afternoon. and then upper 50s with just about total sunshine, about 4:00. we'll be in the 30s and 40s tonight will be our coolest night and our heaviest rain will be from noon saturday to sunday. >> thank you. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes and of course, always on our free abc 7 news
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app. you can join the whole team, reggie, mike, alexis, jessica and me for abc 7 mornings ♪ welcome back to "gma." we are back upstairs. nice to be back upstairs. welcome to all of you. ready to have some fun this morning? [ applause ] >> so ready. >> well, what's that plan? well, you know what, i have a question for everybody. how many of you have told your kids a white lie? >> wait. what are you doing, man? >> yeah. >> get out here. >> we have a special guest. ali wentworth. [ cheers and applause ] >> what's wrong with you? [ applause ] >> hi, baby. >> what happened? [ applause ] >> you know, i'll be honest with
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you, george said michael don't do it because i'm afraid. don't bring her out. >> oh, my, are you kidding me? >> we're so excited about your new show. >> congratulations. >> one of the sexiest men in america. >> i know. [ cheers and applause ] >>ing? we've known for a long time. >> he owes it all to you. >> and i never make anything close to that list as a perimenopausal housewife. >> answer this question, though, when george made the list yesterday we put out the cutout. did he come home with a different swagger. >> he came home even more depressed and deflated than he usually does. so, no, michael. no, it might be something that makes you with your chest held high this one just hides under the bed. >> michael, you've never experienced ali here with george. >> i've experienced talking to ali about george. >> but -- >> it's fun to watch george
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while it's happening. >> can we have a george cam. >> have a cameron on george. [ applause ] >> do you get nervous. >> do i get nervous? >> yeah. >> no, i do not get nervous. >> no, he doesn't. >> i do not get nervous. >> he shuts down and is just like this. >> he just giggles. not a lot of words. >> see what happened. i haven't had to do any work for the last five minutes. >> at home with our two daughters. what would you know, you didn't go to the prom. you played chess. constantly. constantly. by the way both our kids are sick this morning. >> oh. >> i saw them facetiming. >> i'm not, ah. sniffles. they don't want to go to school. >> no. >> yeah. >> well, i want to mention something to you. have you heard about this author simon cynic. 29 million on his ted talk. 29 million views. "together is better." it has scents. it smells.
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it smells good. the first page smells like optimism. but don't you find -- >> there you go. >> don't you find the smells are very -- >> i mean -- >> very. >> but i think that that's sometimes when you first meet somebody, a mell can attract you. look, page 47 is george stephanopoulos. it's good. it's good. [ applause ] >> but they're saying that smells can remind you of a certain time so i discuss want to see about your sense. this is vanilla. take one and tell me what you think of when you smell vanilla. >> no, you have to take it out? oh, i'm sorry. >> and pass it down. >> i can't smell anything. >> it smells like christmas. >> christmas? >> it smells like cooking cakes. it just reminds me of food. >> does that bring you back to childhood or a memory, it says smell is the strongest sense. >> you remember when i was really fat. i was.
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i was. >> oh, man. >> ali. >> i love this. you got to come back more often. >> i know. avalanche is always good. >> avalanche. >> you know what, i love fresh cut grass and reminds me of my childhood. lavender. >> hey, can we talk about "nightcap." ali's new show, everybody, premieres tonight, very excited about that. [ applause ] and we want to show a little bit -- a little clip, behind-the-scenes -- >> oh, gosh. >> of one of the episodes with a high-profile -- it was a tough booking. take a look. ♪ >> action. >> "nightcap" is a half hour descriptioned comedy and it's behind of sceneses of a late night talk show but you never go out on stage or meet the host. it's all the dysfunction and the broken toys that make a show -- have oh, wow. >> wow. >> so i play stacy cole, i'm the talent booker married to my job,
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highly neurotic and i'll do anything to get talent to come on the show. >> because you were lit like an angel. >> as ali wentworth, i am the creator of the show and star in the show. i write the show and i'm one of the executive producers on the show and we've had tons of celebrities come on. >> yes. >> i'm about to shoot with george stephanopoulos, big diva. >> i'm getting annoyed. >> you know why i'm here today? because she wants me to be here. >> there's a gun. >> it took 15 years of marriage to get him to come to something on my turf. by the way, george stephanopoulos asks nobody look at him, nobody ask him for anything. no pictures. >> you wosh out at crunch. because i swear i saw you in the steam room. >> no, you work out. >> oh, yeah. >> i don't think you ever need makeup. >> that's nice, thank you. >> back off, poor man shelly duval. >> this is harder than it looks. >> stephanopoulos it up. >> it's actually a verb. >> could you imagine what it
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would be like if our producers at "gma" tried to give me notes the way she does. >> probably be a better show. >> to be clear, george, we have oil money. >> i'm listening. >> i thought he was great. that's exactly when we want. >> what else is she going to say? >> believe me, i have lester holt on hold just in case it didn't work out. it's a wrap on george stephanopoulos. >> george, thank you very much. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> yep. it's a great idea we never meet the host or get to the set because we all know being in the business. >> i was going to say -- >> behind the scenes of a talk show is the real show. you know, the pervy sound guy and the neurotic producer and -- >> fonzie. >> yeah, he did. >> stage manager. and so i like to explore that world and the celebrities come on and play a funny version of themselves so i shoot mariska
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hargitay. she gets swallowed by a snake. michael y. fox gets shot out of cannon. i make out with sarah jessica parker. yes, which our kids were on the set that day. >> that was a weird day. >> and sarah and i kissed and our 11-year-olds screamed and we had to cut and retake it. >> after that take i had to take those -- our two girls and sarah's boy out to dinner and we had a deep intense conversation. >> about sexuality. >> about sexuality. >> and george loves talking about sexuality so -- >> so a show has teachable moments is what you're saying. >> very teachable moments but it's a fun romp and it's really fun to see people like a gwyneth paltrow come on and play and be funny and, you know, get to do something else they don't normally get to do. be the people they are back behind the curtain which is so great. >> the thing is around you can't help but have fun. >> yeah. >> you're adorable.
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that's -- george would say that's true too. here's the thing. i like a nice set. like i bake cookies for the crew. no one is allowed to be mean. it's my feeling is life is too short like let's have fun. >> i agree. >> we don't start until 9:00. >> really. >> because i got to get my kids to the school bus. i got to iron the boxers and do my stuff. and then, you know, also nobody is funny at 5:00 in the morning. >> don't we know it? >> i know. >> i know. >> you think it got by me but i'm picturing george's ironed boxers and he's go, yeah. >> i not only have to iron them but put them in little swans and put them back in the drawer. [ applause ] >> ali, how is it for you to juggle not only being the lead actress but executive producer and -- >> i love it. when you have an idea and get to
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kind of see it come to fruition in every way pick wardrobe, the only thing -- when they talk about budget and like -- i go like, whoo. much like he is right now. and -- >> you've also created some monsters at home. our daughters think they're casting directors. >> oh, my gosh. those two -- i would look online at the videos of actors that would come in and they would sit there and scrutinize like, no, i don't like her look. no, she seems mean. i'm like, excuse me, so, yes, they got very involved but that's as far as they go. but i love -- you know, as women it's very nice to be given a little bit of power and be able to -- >> i love to see that. [ applause ] >> well, that is true because you are uber talented. you truly are. you could wear all those different hats. >> she's reading a teleprompter. >> but also how sweet you are to george and the girls. how you really are a great example of showing us how to do it. >> i got to tell you i'm very n
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unconflicted about family. i mean, if we're shooting and somebody has a flu, bye, you guys know how to do this, i'll be back in an hour, so family always comes first. and when i say family i mean the four of you, as well. >> and we got to say -- >> before i do say where to find the show and when it's coming on got to say congratulations because you've already been renewed for season two. >> yes. [ applause ] >> the show is called "nightcap." it premieres tonight on pop. make sure you check it out, everybody. >> it's great. >> 8:00, michael. >> it wasn't up there. >> i know. >> coming up -- >> you know why because the teleprompter guy -- >> mary j. blige is coming up. >> whoo. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh baby oh
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we are getting ready for national take a hike today. it's tomorrow and joining us l.l. bean's brand ambassador tyler armstrong. tyler, you're 12. your goal to sum all seven summits of the world. you've already done five. >> yes. >> mountain whitney, de family you were saying all for muscular dystrophy. >> right. duchesne's only affects boys and it's worldwide and it's a crippling disease so i'm just climbing to help my friend with
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duchesne so someday they'll climb with me. >> l.l. bean sends you in with all their stuff. what is the number one thing you need. >> i like this jacket because it's warm. you can move in it and turns into ray pillow which is like -- it's the best jacket that -- good morning. i'm mike nicco. 30s and 40z now, but all of us in the 50s by 9:00 and upper 50s noon to 4:00 with a stray shower near the coast. seven-day, a good soakin >> tyler, we are so glad you're with us. he inspired all of us. they're getting a ll bean $100 gift card. hand them out. thanks for being here. >> everybody excited? >> and i think you'll be excited about this. really excited to share with you our mission pawsible reveal. here we go. we have had such great success.
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we want to give you the latest count of hopes we have found for our furry friend, drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] >> we have had adoptions totally 3,560. forever homes for our little pals. it's really exciting. >> here's one of them now. take a look at this amazing success story. a man drove across the country to rescue a dog named bella. check this out. ♪ meet bell l.a. a 3-year-old pit bull enjoying life with her new doggie daddy travis. >> i fell in love with bella when i saw her. >> not long ago bella's future was uncertain. a resident of palm beach county animal care control, one of our mission pawsible partners until travis saw that adorable face online. >> she looked scared when i saw her so i had to rescue her. >> but it was a long road to adoption. you see, travis lives more than 3200 miles away outside of
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seattle, washington. >> i had to rescue her. i had to save her. >> reporter: determined he hit the road driving for four days more than 48 hours behind the wheel. all for this joyful union. that's a great story. >> that is a great story. here's one you can have. a great story in the making. leopold is only 1. he is a terrier mix. he needs a forever home forever and he is available through the humane society of new york. we love lee pole and you will too so get information on him and so many other really great dogs on our website. >> absolutely. and everybody, stay right there because when we come back, mary j. blige is performing live. you don't want to miss that. leop
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we're ready. are you ready at home? we are back now with the queen of hip-hop and soul, mary j. blige performing her hot new single out now, this is "thick of it." [ applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ love ain't just black and
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white ain't that simple ♪ ♪ it gets hard to tell who's wrong or right when it's dark with us ♪ ♪ i swear i barely see the light should i stick it out ♪ ♪ are you worth this fight ♪ are we worth this fight ♪ 'cause i ain't no quitter babe and i'll be damned if all these years i let you disd me babe ♪ ♪ i was there when no one wanted to stay with you baby ♪ ♪ you know i deserve more than this i do ♪ ♪ so tell me who who's gonna love you like i do ♪ ♪ who will you trust i gave you too much ♪ ♪ enough is enough ♪ now we're in the thick of it so tell me who's gonna love you like i do ♪ ♪ who will you trust i gave you too much enough is enough ♪ ♪ now we're in the now we're in the thick of it ♪ ♪ what a hell of a year if i make it through hell and i come
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out alive i got nothing to fear ♪ ♪ no more crying and trying and bring back this loving when nothing is here ♪ ♪ let me be clear i wasn't perfect but this ain't worth it ♪ ♪ i'm done with the mess ♪ i confess on the stress and i know i'ma look back and call it a blessing ♪ ♪ 'cause i ain't no quitter babe but i be damned if all these years i let you diss me babe ♪ ♪ i was there when no one wanted to stay with you baby you know i deserve more than this i do ♪ ♪ so tell me who who's gonna love you like i do ♪ ♪ who will you trust i gave you too much enough is enough ♪ ♪ now we're in the thick of it so tell me who who's gonna love you like i do ♪ ♪ who will you trust i gave you too much enough is enough ♪ ♪ now we're in the we're in the thick of it ♪
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♪ boy you had someone who really loved you boy you had someone who really loved you ♪ ♪ should have held on held on real tight now held on tight ♪ ♪ and she placed no other one above you and she placed no one above you ♪ ♪ but you didn't want to treat her right now should've let her go ♪ ♪ should've let her go ♪ oh no oh oh oh no oh no ♪ now i'm letting go now i'm letting go oh no oh no oh no oh ♪ ♪ so tell me who who's gonna love you like i do ♪ ♪ who will you trust i gave you too much enough is enough ♪ ♪ now we're in the thick of it so tell me who who's gonna love you like i do ♪ ♪ who will you trust i gave you too much enough is enough ♪ ♪ now we're in the thick of it
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your music helps all of us, keeps us all strong and we are with you, okay? >> thank you. thank you so much for being with me. i appreciate you. >> thank you so much. we appreciate you and we've got one more "deals & steals" surprise, everybody. let's go back to disney springs in orlando with tory johnson. what do you have? >> all right, michael so it's not just shopping here there's also sweets so all of these amazing new friends are going home with toy soldiers helping us out with sweets from the ganac ganachery and goofy and live entertainment with the pop carolers right on key listening to them. goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! see you tomorrow.
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good morning. let's get over to mike nicco and a look at the forecast. >> 30s are gone, but they'll back b tonight. we're in the 40s and 50s if you step out now. temperatures in the low to mid-60s, but almost total sunshine. now, let's fast forward to saturday saund. looks like our steadiest rain will be from noon saturday to noon sunday. >> that breeze starting to pick um. san matteo bridge, regot a high wind advisory, we're still recovering from an earlier crash. westbound 580 from the toll plaza, 29 minutes. >> time for live with kelly and we'll be back for the news.
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