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good morning, america. as we join you on this friday a new winter storm is moving in threatening the holiday travel rush. bitter blast. millions hit the roads and skies on what's expected to be the busiest christmas season travel day on record. but now a new storm taking aim with heavy snow and rain. ginger tracking it all. impeachment showdown. the latest on speaker pelosi's threat to hold up president trump's trial. all the fallout inside the white house as one of the most popular christian magazines in america blasts the president, saying he should be removed from office. fiery face-off. in the most heated debate yet, seven democrats facing off overnight. mayor pete, the top target over his wealthy backers. >> billionaires in wine caves
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should not pick the next president of the united states. >> mr. mayor, your response. >> you know, according to "forbes" magazine, i'm literally the only person on this stage who is not a millionaire or a billionaire. >> and joe biden fighting back after being mocked for stuttering. breaking news in the case of that missing texas mom and her baby. authorities surround a home in houston right now. abc news exclusive. pat sajak speaking out in his first interview since his medical emergency. >> you go in and they don't know if i'm coming out. >> what it was like seeing vanna white take control of the wheel and what he's saying about leaving the show only on "gma." ♪ and feeling the force. the starliner rocket blasting off moments ago. >> we've cleared the tower. >> this as "star wars" blasts into theaters. troops getting an early screening. fans lining up all night and now the breakout star is joining us
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live. and good morning, america. happy friday. happy holiday friday. happy "star wars" friday. the day is finally here. "the rise of skywalker" about to hit theaters. >> crowds were lining up overnight for that premiere for the kickoff of that film, and people also lining up at airports this morning as the travel rush begins. >> it is already very busy out there and this is happening as a new winter storm moves in. the west is now bracing for snow, rain and possible mudslides. ginger starts us off with the very latest. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, cecilia. we're already seeing the pictures. this is snoqualmie pass, interstate 90 there in washington state already have impacts. more than a foot of snow. look at this out of oregon. the landslides that are taking place after you get a couple of inches of rain quickly. that's going to be the issue. not only could you see that land slide in front of you but watch, i'm going to bring you
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the whole holiday travel picture. it's not just the pacific northwest and northern california, sfo if you're flying through there could have issues, houston over to atlanta, and even in orlando could have issues, and they're watching for travel delays possible because of rain. let me give you a real indication of what's about to happen from california up through the pacific northwest. there's this atmospheric river, it's this narrow band of moisture that is going to impact travel for sure. they're calling it the category 4 of atmospheric rivers so it's going to come with big-time winds up to 60 miles per hour. sunday if you're traveling through l.a.x. you could have significant rain and then as you travel i-5 if you're on the roads up through the sierra, a foot and a half of snow, and george, up near the coast and seattle, 2 to 5 inches of rain. certainly going to be something to watch this weekend, george. >> a lot coming. let's take a closer look at that holiday travel picture now. here are the planes in the sky as today is expected to be as cecilia said the busiest christmas travel day at airports ever. victor oquendo is on the tarmac the hartsfield-jackson in atlanta, good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, george. from the busiest airport in the world, this delta flight is
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being loaded up right now. it's heading for richmond, and it is on time. that is the goal here today at hartsfield-jackson. as you just mentioned it is expected to be the busiest air travel day on record for the winter holidays. about 3 million people are expected to fly, and as you take a look at the numbers on your screen, we do not expect those to slow down any time soon. but there are some sweet spots. if you're looking to avoid the big rush, the lightest travel days will be christmas eve, christmas day and new year's eve. tsa expects to screen about 4% more passengers this holiday season compared to last so there are additional officers in place. over thanksgiving the average wait time was about 30 minutes, and they would like to maintain that. the advice from the tsa administrator, you can stop me if you've heard this before, get to the airport early, be prepared and a bit patient. this is the calm before the storm here. about 250,000 passengers will be making their way through atlanta, and everyone on the ground tells me they're good to go. michael? >> give yourself more time and alleviate some stress.
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thank you so much, victor. if you are making your holiday getaway on the roads, we have good news for you this morning. gas prices are down. they're the lowest they've been in several months and gio benitez is at one of the few gas stations here in manhattan with more. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning. we could see a record for holiday travel on the roads this year. take a look at these numbers right now because we're talking about nearly 105 million americans, the most on record. they're going to drive to their holiday destinations from this sunday to new year's day according to aaa. that's about 4 million people on the road more than last year, a whole lot more. now for gas prices, the department of energy saying the national average for gas is $2.53 for regular. now, the good news is experts expect prices to drop a bit more before the new year and in some parts of the south, michael, you could actually find gas for under $2 a gallon. >> that sounds like a dream but with so many people on the road, is there a time you should stay off the roads with so many people traveling? >> reporter: yeah.
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i'll tell you when that day is, thursday, december 26th, michael, especially if you are driving in the afternoon into the evening. it could take you twice as long to get somewhere, so if you can, try to stay off the road on december 26th. >> will do my best. thank you so much, gio. cecilia. we head to washington and a stalemate over impeachment. speaker nancy pelosi so far refusing to send the articles of impeachment over to the senate, and now with the house adjourned for the holidays, the big question this morning, when will president trump's trial in the senate begin? mary bruce is there with the latest on this impasse. what is the speaker's strategy going into this? >> reporter: this is a bit of a risky move but democrats are hoping holding up the articles of impeachment will give them more leverage as they troy to negotiate what a trial in the senate will actually look like and democrats are trying to call the president's bluff. he has said he would like his top aides to testify. democrats would like him to prove it.
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these talks are at an impasse, democrats are demanding witnesses like acting white house chief of staff mick mulvaney and former security adviser john bolton. republicans aren't budging. they want a quick trial with no witnesses. leader mitch mcconnell says, if the speaker wants to prevent a trial here in the senate, quote, fine with me, but the president wants this trial, and one of his top allies says trump is, quote, mad as hell, cecilia. >> looking for vindication. thank you. let's get more on the white house response from our chief white house correspondent, jon karl. we just heard mary say the president is mad as hell. they were a bit surprised by this move from speaker pelosi. >> reporter: no doubt about that, george. the president has been asking his aides what pelosi is up to trying to figure out what the strategy is, what is happening next. but as you heard mary mention, mcconnell, mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, has been saying he didn't want a trial in the first place. he'd be fine not to have one. that is not the message here at the white house as the president himself tweeted last night, i want an immediate trial. the president wants a senate trial because he knows that barring some seismic event he will prevail.
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the democrats will fall far short of removing him from office and he will point to that as vindication. that's why he actually wants this trial. >> he wants it but does he really want witnesses? >> reporter: no, he does not. well, he's been all over the map publicly, but the white house position is they do not want any white house staffers testifying. >> meantime, we saw overnight the evangelical magazine "christianity today" coming out with an editorial saying the president should be removed from office. >> reporter: yeah, this is interesting. this was the publication founded by billy graham, the late evangelical leader, and in the editorial they write, unsavory dealings and immoral acts by the president and those close to him have rendered this administration morally unable to lead. they want him removed from office. now, billy graham's son franklin graham has reacted to this by saying that his father, who died last year, would be embarrassed by this editorial and he says that his dad voted for donald trump. >> jon karl, thanks very much. michael. all right, george. thank you.
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now we turn to the democrats running for president in that fiery debate overnight. it's the last one of the year, and the gloves were off when iowa front-runner pete buttigieg was feeling the heat, and linsey davis was there for it all and joins us from los angeles. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, michael. things certainly got hot at times despite the fact the first hour of this debate was pretty much politics as usual. then there was a sharp turn as the conversation changed to campaign financing, prompting a massive pile-on on mayor pete, and that wouldn't be the only clash of the night. fast-rising candidate pete buttigieg walked onto the debate stage with a target on his back and it didn't take long for the gloves to come off. >> the mayor just recently had a fund-raiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900 a bottle wine. think about who comes to that. billionaires in wine caves
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should not pick the next president of the united states. >> mr. mayor, your response. >> you know, according to "forbes" magazine, i am literally the only person on this stage who is not a millionaire or a billionaire. so if -- [ cheers and applause ] this is important. this is the problem with issuing purity tests you cannot yourself pass. [ cheers ] >> we did not come here to listen to this argument. i came here to make a case for progress and i have never even been to a wine cave. i've been to the wind cave in south dakota which i suggest you go to. >> reporter: buttigieg, the mayor of south bend, indiana has been picking up steam in iowa and new hampshire, but the youngest candidate has also faced questions about his experience and electability. senator amy klobuchar calling him out on an earlier loss in a statewide race. >> and i would -- mayor, if
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you -- if you had won in indiana that would be one thing. you tried and you lost by 20 points. >> reporter: but the mayor firing back. >> if you just go by vote totals, maybe what goes on in my city seems small to you. if you want to talk about the capacity to win, try putting together a coalition to bring you back to office with 80% of the vote as a gay dude in mike pence's indiana. >> reporter: on impeachment democrats were united. >> it was a constitutional necessity for the house to act as it did. >> reporter: the final debate was the smallest yet with only seven candidates on the stage. there was more talking time to go around benefiting the only minority at the debate, andrew yang. >> and the question is why am i the lone candidate of color on this stage? fewer than 5% of americans donate to political campaigns. you know what you need to donate to political campaigns? disposable income. >> reporter: but it was this moment from joe biden -- >> a little kid who says -- i -- i -- i, i can't talk.
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wh -- what do i do? i have scores of these women and young men that i keep in contact with. >> reporter: it prompted an attack from sarah sanders mocking his stutter. the candidate firing back, i have worked my whole life to overcome a stutter. it is my great honor to mentor kids who have edge experienced the same. biden replied, it's called empathy. look it up. sanders later apologized and while biden did have a strong night, the general consensus at least from inside the room is that senator amy klobuchar shined as she tried to make a case for why someone from the midwest would best occupy the oval office, guys? >> i think actually, linsey, one of these debates that one of the best debates of the cycle. the moderators did a good job and asked real substantive questions, and everybody had -- and we saw a lot of that in that piece, moments to shine from biden to klobuchar, to buttigieg, sanders and warren. so it's almost a shame it happened so late in the year right before the holiday.
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we'll see how many people watched. >> fewer candidates allowed the lesser known ones to shine. we shift gears from politics now, and head to that breaking news. there's a possible break in the case involving that missing texas mother and her infant. authorities surrounding a home in houston overnight. abc's marcus moore has the very latest on this story. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: cecilia, these fast-moving developments coming a full weak after heidi broussard and her young daughter were reported missing. a source close to abc news is reporting that a body was found overnight that is that of broussard and we also know that a 1-month-old baby was also found there. dozens of law enforcement officers swooping in on this home near houston overnight. the texas department of public safety official saying investigators were there at the home in connection with the disappearance of heidi broussard and her 3-week-old daughter who went missing december 12th. a 1-month-old baby was found safe and unharmed according to a
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fire department official, but the infant's name has not been released. this is the last known image of the 33-year-old mother, a surveillance picture of her dropping off her 6-year-old son at school. she never returned to pick him up. her fiance shane carey who has been pleading for her return says her purse and wallet were left inside her unlocked car. her baby's diaper bag was inside the apartment but her keys and cell phone were gone. >> drop her off anywhere. i don't care. just make sure she's safe and okay and the baby is okay. >> reporter: the fbi joined forces with the texas rangers and austin police in a widespread search across the state. i spoke with broussard's parents who were praying for a hopeful ending. >> do you feel like she left on her own? >> no, no, no. >> no way. she would not leave her son. her kids are her heartbeat. >> oh, yes. she wouldn't have left on her own. >> reporter: if that 1-month-old baby that was found in houston overnight is margaux, it would be a prayer answered for the family. in the meantime, one person has
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been taken into custody and we expect to learn more later today from police about what transpired. george? >> okay, marcus, thanks. overseas for the latest on the attack at the head of russia's spy service and a shooting unleashed as president putin and a former kgb agent delivered a speech honoring the security services. ian pannell is in moscow with the details. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, george. that's right. the hunt is on to try to identify the man and motive behind this shooting at the heart of russia's security establishment. now, it took place here at the fsb headquarters. remember, the fsb is the internal security services, the successor to the kgb. according to authorities what we know there was a lone gunman that opened fire just around the corner and killed one fsb officer. shots rang out, passers-by were running for cover, and five civilians were also injured -- sorry, four officers and one civilian. now they're trying to establish the motive. was it a lone gunman slightly
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unhinged or was this a terrorist attack? we believe that they have now identified perhaps where the man lived. either way this is an audacious attack in the heart of russia's state security, michael. >> thank you so much for that, ian. we are just five days away from christmas. this is the final weekend before the holiday. it's going to be a busy one for shoppers. the question is, can you still order online and get them in time? rebecca jarvis is at the u.s. postal facility in new york with a reality check. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: hey, michael. yeah, that's right. this is the heart of the action here in new york city where they have more than 3,000 employees working around the clock, 650,000 employees around the country trying to get those packages delivered on time across the country with deliveries up this year for all the carriers. 21% since thanksgiving. you combine that with the winter weather we have seen and a number of carriers, fedex and u.p.s., are actually running
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behind in terms of their deliveries. the u.s. postal service on the other hand, they are up from last year. their on-time deliveries are up but deadlines are coming to a close. if you want it there by christmas morning at the least expensive option, you have this morning to shop target and best buy. their cutoff for online delivery options is this morning. macy's cutoff tomorrow and then walmart and amazon particularly if you're a prime member, that cutoff is on sunday, michael. >> all right. if you're a procrastinator, it's time to get going. thank you so much, rebecca. cecilia? >> michael, thanks. we turn to that history-making rocket launch. boeing sending the starliner into space moments ago and david kerley is at cape canaveral with all the details. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. a big test for boeing under way now, trying to be the first american company to carry americans back into space in nearly a decade. it's called the starliner. on top of an atlas 5 that just
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blasted off at cape canaveral. it's headed to the international space station. it's a dummy known as rosie the riveter to measure more more than a dozen things and it is planning to dock at the space station tomorrow. guys? >> thank you, david. we are following other stories this morning including our exclusive interview with "wheel of fortune" host pat sajak after that emergency surgery. we'll find out how he's doing now. the claws are out. the reviews are in for "cats." can taylor swift save the movie? first, let's head back over to ginger. >> and i have got this image of gainesville, florida with frost on the windshield. that's a big deal, but warmups coming. your local weather in 30 seconds, but first, your weekend
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heavy snow and rain to the west. also, that stalemate over the impeachment continues and house speaker nancy pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the senate for now as she waits to see the see details of the trial. the house has officially adjourned for the holidays. new miss america, a biochemist from virginia. camille schrier won the crown, saying i'm more than just a crown on my head. >> awesome experiment. don't try that at home. now we go to our exclusive with longtime "wheel of fortune" host pat sajak, sitting down for his first interview since he had emergency surgery that temporarily forced him off the show. paula faris had a chance to sit down with him and joins us with more. good morning, paula. >> good morning. it happened so quickly, pat tells me it came out of nowhere and the pain sent him into the fetal position. when he was wheeled into that emergency surgery, he did not know if he would make it out.
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, here are the stars of our show, pat sajak and vanna white. >> i believe that's us. >> reporter: he's been manning the wheel for nearly four decades. pat sajak never missing a spin as host of the iconic game show. >> we have a million dollar winner. >> reporter: until a life-threatening health scare forced him to undergo emergency surgery last month. longtime co-host vanna white stepping in at the last minute to fill sajak's shoes. tell me, how are you feeling now? >> i'm feeling great. i've actually felt ridiculously good for several weeks. i've been back in the studio doing several shows and even spinning the wheel, and nothing has popped, so i think it's okay. >> tell me what happened. >> my daughter maggie and i took a walk in the morning as we traditionally do early, and i came home ready to get ready to go to work, and suddenly i had this horrific pain in my
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stomach and obviously didn't know what it is, but within 2 1/2 hours i was in surgery. i mean it was that quick and that intense. >> yeah, so set the record straight. all we know is there was an intestinal blockage is what's reported. >> the intestines -- i don't know the official name but the intestines -- no one knows why but they can get tangled up and start working against each other and killing tissue, and if you don't deal with it quickly, it'll kill enough tissue that it'll kill you. >> you said they had to operate right away. was it life or death at that moment? >> well, my blood pressure had fallen dramatically. they had to wait till it lifted a bit so they could do the surgery. yeah, i mean, no one knew. it was tough on leslie, my wife, and our daughter was with me, and they were -- they didn't know. you go in and don't know if i'm coming out. >> give me a word to describe the pain. >> excruciating. it was -- you couldn't do anything. i was in the fetal position
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lying on the bed, so they try to give you various drugs for the pain, and none was working and then they gave me something. i couldn't even tell you the name of it but suddenly i wasn't thinking about the pain. i just had these beautiful pastels and lovely faces coming out of it, and in the background i could hear my wife and daughter talking. it sounded like they were a mile off but right next to me and talking to each other, and i remember thinking not in a maudlin way, i think this must be death. this must be what death is like. >> wow. >> and all i thought of was hearing their voices, i thought, boy, their lives are going to change now and i felt badly for them. i didn't feel badly about dying, i felt badly that they would have to deal with the aftermath. as it turned out i was just high. >> it was nothing else. but in that moment you thought this might be. >> yeah, but it was -- it's an odd thing when you're in that moment, it wasn't -- i wasn't heartbroken about it. i wasn't devastated by it. i just felt badly for those around me whose lives i thought would change.
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>> the doctors, did they tell you this is -- is this a fairly successful surgery? >> completely successful. they're kind of at a loss to know exactly why it happened but there's no after-effect. as i say, there's no underlying medical issue. i don't have to change anything about my life. i'm as good or bad as new and that's great. >> you still have your wits about you. >> i still have my wits about me. they didn't remove that hopefully so i'll be selling vowels for a long time. >> you were out of work for a month. what was it like to get back to the studio? >> in nearly 40 years i never missed a taping so it was very strange. it felt really bizarre to know that was going on without me and going on well without me, that really was troubling. >> so vanna has filled in for you. >> everybody's in the game. >> what a trouper. i'm not being condescending in any way because it would have
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been well within her rights to say no, this is not what you're paying for me and this is not what i do but i'd rather not. but she's a team player and she was very nervous and not comfortable because it's a role she's not -- >> it happened very quickly. she didn't have a lot of time to prepare. >> the next day she was in the studio taping and did a great job. i did find she does like hosting and i'm a little nervous but not all that nervous. when i went back taping last week -- >> you'd be a great letter turner, pat. >> thank you. when i went back taping last week she brought in some homemade cupcakes and i did have someone else taste mine first before i ate it. i don't think she would do anything to me. >> did you give her any advice? >> i said do not go on social media because there are going to be people who are jerks and they're going to say nasty things because they can. because they can communicate with you directly and be anonymous. i don't understand why people have to be so nasty. she's doing her best.
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she didn't ask to be put in that position. >> you've been doing it for so long. >> so long. >> can you imagine your life without it? >> no, only because -- i'm not a young man and i've still been doing it for over half my life. >> what an honor to be a part of the longest running television game show. >> as i get older, paula, i begin to -- i now appreciate more than ever what this show means -- i don't mean to make too much of it. it is a game show. i understand. >> but it's not just a game show. >> but it's very evocative. people identify the show with raising families, with watching it with their grandmother. people come up to me almost every day and say, you know, i just lost my grandmother and my fondest memory was sitting with her and watching your show with her or my kids learned the alphabet from your show. >> how much longer do you want to do this? >> i don't know. i'm not getting any younger. a couple years. i'm sensitive about, i would rather leave a couple years too early than a couple years too late. >> you'll go out on your own. right? >> yeah, at some point and i don't have a date in mind but,
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you know, two, three, something like that. >> go out on your own terms. >> yeah, exactly. >> it would be hard to imagine a world without pat sajak at the helm of "wheel of fortune." doctors have no idea why this happened to him. but they told him he doesn't have to modify his diet or lifestyle. nothing has to change. he's no different except he has a very large scar and jokes that his swimsuit modeling days are now over. you can see he definitely has his wits about him. as funny as ever. >> no pre-existing condition. >> no pre-existing condition. he says typically the doctors say it happens to someone who's had multiple surgeries and have scar tissue that's built up but no pre-existing conditions or previous surgeries. again, it just came out of nowhere. luckily his family got him to the hospital right a what and had emergency surgery and is alive today. coming up, catfight. the reviews are in. "cats," can't wait for it to claw its way back. we're still going. for it to claw its way back. we're still going. ♪ ou. (vo) when you share the love, you change lives.
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♪ touch me we're back now with the new movie making headlines for all the wrong reasons. reviews for "cats" coming in. they are scathing, and cecilia has cornered all the puns already. >> i got nothing left for you. >> i'm going straight to chris connelly in l.a. for the story. hey, chris. >> reporter: good morning, george. on stage "cats" has long been the gateway to a world of theatrical wonder especially for younger theatergoers. the movie, well, let's just say among the critics right now there aren't a lot of smitten kittens.
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♪ ah, but this morning is giving the movie "cats" a memory you'd prefer to forget with reviews like these putting the ow in meow. >> horrifying. the stuff of nightmares. >> i felt like a parasite was eating my brain while i was watching this movie. >> reporter: critics have scratch posted on the andrew lloyd webber musical and think "cats" should be litter boxed. "the beat," worst thing to happen to cats since dogs. "variety," poorly conceived and executed. rotten tomatoes, a clawful mistake. pete travers, the bottom of the 2019 barrel and arguably of the decade. the cats-tastrophe that may have been working since comic-con
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when the furry humans in the trailer struck some as a felonious assault. even with its all-star cast, dame judi dench, idris elba and jennifer hudson singing "memory," its rating of 20 looks like something the cat dragged in. >> that's not going to work, is it? >> yet, there's more glee than anger in the notices. upon further review potential viewers might not give paws once this cat is out of the bag on christmas day. >> the show debuted in 1981. there are people who love it despite what anybody has to say. the fact that there is a movie out and a bunch of critics don't like it is not at all surprising to them. it's not going to stop them from going. >> reporter: there are worst fates than being a christmas musical pinata. remember two years back hugh jackman's "the greatest showman" overcame meh reviews to become the cat's meow at the box office and let's not forget, how could we forget, taylor swift. the funny thing, you know what else doesn't care what humans think? cats.
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so you do you, "cats." who knows what joy you will bestow. the critics may have spoken with authority, but the audience will have the last yowl. >> chris, i have to say i thought it was a virtuoso performance. i counted at least 18 puns in that piece but my daughter elliott has raised a severe objection by text. >> sorry, elliott. the christmas tree and the surprise inside. it's a little bit of a scary ornament. we'll tell you all about it coming up. ornament. we'll tell you all about it coming up.
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♪ i don't want a lot this is my favorite story. the "play of the day." take a look. a family in georgia brings their christmas tree home and they find something hiding inside. that is an owl and how they found it, listen to this, their 10-year-old daughter tells mom that one of the ornaments in the tree is really scary. mom goes to investigate. it's not an ornament. it's a real live owl which i think would be completely creepy because of their heads, the way they move. and you think it's an ornament looking at you. the family it actually turns out does have a ton of owl ornaments on the tree already. they like their owls. this one was different. the eyes are moving, end up calling their local nature center who tells them to leave the owl some food in case he hasn't eaten to try to coax him
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out. you can see he has his owl plate. ultimately an employee stopped by a few days later to help get the little guy out. >> a few days later.? >> yeah, he came out, but what a hoot. >> you just can't stop. >> well done. >> i'm going to save myself. coming up, "star wars" flies into theaters. we have a lot of puns this morning. naomi ackie is joining us live and how to beat the holiday shopping madness as we head into the last weekend before christmas. the holiday shopping madness as we head into the last weekend before christmas.
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they've done it for like years and love doing it. anyway, coming up here on "gma," "gma investigates." what you need to know before you fly. the life-saving drugs that could be missing on your plane and how to prevent a holiday photo fail. my little boy adrian is here so let's see how we do with that. dua lipa here performing her new hit live. i'm going to tell you, you're going to dance with this. a holiday edition of friday "gma" coming up. this segment sponsored by microsoft and your local news and weather is
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> happy friday. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." it is foggy downtown in san francisco and mike, how does it look where you are? >> it is foggy everywhere except hayward to san jose, and all of rus going to be plagued with this in the commute. look at how it is clinging to the ground from the east bay hills camera. it is out there for the next two the three hours. caution if you are out and about because of that. most of the rain is in the north bay and most of us have scant showers, but the heaviest rainfalls is when a lot of us are sleeping saturday night to sunday and a two-moderate on the impact scale. good morning, everyone. the crash involving the overturned big rig in san jose all morning long has been causing an issue on eastbound
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. bitter blast just days before christmas. new storms moving in threatening the holiday travel rush. ginger tracking the latest. and in that fiery face-off, the top seven democrats faced off overnight in the most heated debate yet. iowa front runner, mayor pete buttigieg feeling the heat over his wealthy backers, and joe biden fighting back after being mocked for stuttering. ♪ bang bang it's the super bowl of shopping. super saturday is just hours away, one of the busiest buying days of the year. what you need to know about shopping online and what you can still get delivered. this morning, the moment "star wars" fans have been waiting for. "the rise of skywalker" blasts into theaters. fans reacting online after
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watching it from superfan josh gad to bindi irwin to tyler in california who said, mind blown. this morning, the breakout star joining us live. ♪ i guarantee i can blow your mind ♪ dua lipa is here in times square to sing us into the weekend. >> and she's here to say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] good morning, america. great to have you with us on this friday morning. >> feels like a holiday friday right now. we are breaking down the best holiday photo fails from "gma" viewers and sharing some simple tips on how to take the perfect picture with santa. i'll say those are probably not the perfect pictures. >> always a challenge with kids, though. but first we have a lot of news to get to this morning as americans get ready to travel this morning. snow, rain and possible mudslides hitting the west coast and ginger is tracking it all and when is this bitter cold going to warm up?
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>> one more day for us, michael. we do have that cold in the northeast and then it gets mild. we're dry so we won't see a whole lot of trouble. look at this map though. there are trouble spots. i think high volume of traffic through atlanta or orlando airports paired with rain especially late weekend so sunday into monday, that could be trouble. but the pacific northwest and northern california, if you're traveling through sfo, san francisco, portland and even into portland, you look at this, already a foot of snow. the cascade, this is just the beginning. some will get two to five feet. this is tillamook county, oregon. there is a narrow band of moisture. we call it an atmospheric river and is pointed right at the west coast and, george, what that ends up meaning down to los angeles by sunday is you could see travel trouble. >> okay, ginger, thanks very much. we turn to that fiery democratic presidential debate. just seven candidates on the stage, the smallest field yet. pete buttigieg the front-runner in iowa, he took some hits for the first time, and gave some back as well. back to linsey davis in los angeles. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, again, to you, george.
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even though joe biden went into last night's debate as the front-runner, it was mayor pete buttigieg who clearly had a target on his back. he's been picking up steam in iowa and new hampshire and as a result he had some sharp elbows from his fellow candidates on the stage. >> the mayor just recently had a fund-raiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900 a bottle wine. think about who comes to that. billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the united states. >> mr. mayor, your response. >> you know, according to "forbes" magazine, i am literally the only person on this stage who is not a millionaire or a billionaire. so if -- [ cheers ] >> this is important. this is the problem with issuing purity tests you cannot yourself pass. [ cheers ] >> i did not come here to listen to this argument.
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i came here to make a case for progress. >> reporter: the warren campaign released a statement with some harsh words last night, not naming buttigieg but clearly directed at him, saying a democratic nominee running on a defense of billionaires and lavish fundraisers in crystal wine caves and in defense of the corrupt system that wealthy donors fuel is a terrible risk for democrats and is very likely going to lose. george. >> those two are fighting over cecilia. the countdown to christmas gets real this weekend. tomorrow is supersaturday. also known as panic saturday with almost 150 million americans saying they plan to shop over the weekend. becky worley is in san francisco with some ideas on how to manage this madness. good morning, becky. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. this weekend, you're right, the malls get busy. the parking lots get crazy, and online shopping with expedited shipping gets expensive. so let's start online. yes, it's possible, sunday and
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monday are generally the drop dead debt ceiling, but that shipping is going to cost you big time. so a free option in many cases, buy online, pick up in store. it offers two-day turnaround all the way down to same-day pickup, and in some cases, curbside pickup. you don't even have to brave the war zone that is every store parking lot right now. but if you are going into the mall, check their hours. many are opening early, closing late. so those expanded hours may be less hectic. let's get to some deals. j. crew, 40% off everything on saturday. kohl's, 20% off when you spend $100. macy's, 20% off and this weekend is traditionally the time for price cuts on toys, so guys, good luck getting it done. >> she is talking to you, michael. >> all right, thank you, becky. she really was. i felt it was so personal. coming up our "gma" investigation. before you fly, the life-saving medicine that could be missing from your plane. how to make sure you're prepared. the force is finally here. the breakout star of the new movie is joining us live.
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and lara is upstairs. >> look who i'm with, the one and only. [ cheers and applause ] we have been having a lot of talks up here about who is being naughty and who's nice. coming up, how to avoid holiday photo fails and we also have the most wonderful audience at the most wonderful time of the year. so much coming up on "good morning america." don't go anywhere. we're going to tell you who's naughty. who's nice. we'll be right back, right, santa? >> right. "gma's" morning menu sponsored by u.s. bank. sponsored by u.s. bank. oking co. so chantix can help you quit slow turkey. along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chantix you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting so when the day arrives, you'll be more ready to kiss cigarettes goodbye. when you try to quit smoking, with or without chantix, you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms. stop chantix and get help right away if you have changes in behavior or thinking, aggression, hostility, depressed mood,
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welcome back to "gma" on this friday morning, and we have a great audience with us here. [ applause ] thank you guys for waking up with us, and at home as well. tomorrow on saturday, "gma," we'll show you how you can shop online and still get your christmas gifts in time. >> really? >> yes. >> it's not too late? >> it's not too late. >> good to know. >> tune in to saturday "gma" tomorrow. we'll tell you about it. right now it is time for "pop news" with lara spencer. [ cheers and applause ] the voice got lower. thank you, my friend. let's begin. this morning we start with amy adams taking center stage as the woman in the window. [ audience oohs ] yes, thank you. appropriate response. the psychodrama is being called the next "gone girl" based on a best-selling novel by a.j. finn. here, everybody, is your look at the trailer. >> 911. >> she's been stabbed. >> nypd. >> why is he here? >> mr. russell believes you made
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a mistake. >> you have never met my wife. >> we spent the evening together. >> i'm jane russell. >> oh, no. >> amy plays a woman who's terrified of leaving her house. she befriends a neighbor. the neighbor goes missing. the rest i will save for the big screen. julianne moore, gary oldman starring on the film directed by joe wright who brought us "the darkest hour." he brought us "atonement." "the woman in the window" hitting theaters may 15th. a ton of buzz around this. thank you for that first look. also in movie news, the oscar buzz continuing around adam sandler's role in "uncut gems." he is unbelievable. it continues to grow. now he's earning praise from an oscar winner, arguably one of the greatest actors of our time, daniel day-lewis. sandler revealing he got a call from daniel day who had just seen the film and had to tell
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adam he nailed it. adam shared this thrilling moment on the bill simmons' podcast. listen up. >> i'm getting my sneakers and then i look down at my phone and it's daniel day-lewis. i'm at macy's at the cash register. i'm, like, oh, man. daniel day saw the movie, man. so i pick up, hello. he starts talking about grabbing the seat in front of him. he's, like, i couldn't let go to the seat in front of me and just saying how much he dug the movie. he dug you. he dug the guys, but it was the best call ever. >> i bet. [ applause ] that's a great call. so happy for him. "uncut gems" is a real departure for the usually very funny sandler. this time he's playing a jeweler who is a serious gambling addict who is on the run from loan sharks, and he already won the national board of review award and gave him best actor for his role. the film out now. we highly recommend it. >> yeah, i've seen it. it is stress and anxiety.
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>> he really takes it on in such an amazing way. you feel what he's going through every step of the way, congratulations to him. [ applause ] you know, we would like to switch gears every once in a while. that's what we do here. meet ben franklin. he's a therapy dog by day and canine thief after hours. turns out his employment at the franklin police department in massachusetts has not curbed his desire to steal christmas donations no less. check this out. officers count. they caught him red-pawed. caught him on camera. couldn't keep his paws off the baby doll from the donation bin. the police -- yep, we see you. the police posted this video on facebook and wrote, we learned an extremely valuable lesson. when you have a classroom of toys ready to be shipped off to the santa foundation you should number one close the door to the classroom or number two leave the toys elevated. if not a golden retriever will slowly hoard them.
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[ laughter ] and bring them back to his lair. [ applause ] busted. and that is "pop news." they were hot on the case. that franklin police department does good work. >> thank you. we move to our "gma" cover story. it's an alert before you fly. as millions travel this weekend for the holidays, something important that may be missing from your flight, certain life-saving drugs. kyra phillips is here with this important "gma investigates." good morning, kyra. >> reporter: good morning, george. while the faa requires all commercial passenger planes to have an emergency medical kit on board, those kits don't have to carry epipens, imperative when a passenger suffers a life-threatening allergic reaction, and as we discovered in our investigation, it's not the only emergency medication that may not be on your flight. this family had one of their best vacations in aruba last year until their flight home. >> they served us warm nuts. i ate a cashew and then i look
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at my mom because my chest and my throat was just all cramping and hurting. >> you couldn't even say what was wrong? >> i couldn't even speak. i was terrified. >> reporter: 10-year-old luca was experiencing anaphylaxis. it's a life-threatening reaction to food. >> did you know that he had allergies? >> no. >> reporter: but luca was lucky. two passengers had epipens and a nurse was on board, a life saving combination. at the time they were traveling on american airlines, the company did not carry auto injectors or epipens. only epinephrine in a large vial requiring measurement by a medical professional. >> what do you say to the airlines? >> we tell them to put epipens on the plane so this doesn't happen again because you'll be taking a 10-year-old's life if you don't. >> reporter: american airlines told us we are grateful that luca is okay. the medical kits on board comply with federal regulations and contain epinephrine, the same medicine contained in an epipen. >> you never as a doctor want to
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hear, is there a medical professional on board? >> reporter: doctor and popular youtuber treated a patient experiencing anaphylaxis during an international flight. >> we have to act very quickly. i realize they don't have an epipen. >> reporter: the plane's emergency medical kit did have epinephrine, but again, only in a large vial, not pre-measured. >> so if it were an auto injector or an epipen any doctor could use that and know that could save a life immediately? >> absolutely, and not even just a doctor, but most lay people with basic instruction could figure it out themselves. >> having a vial and figuring out dosages could be fatal. >> fatal asking for trouble. >> reporter: the doctor says he was able to save the young passenger's life. >> some airlines have exemptions from carrying medications, medications like epinephrine. what if the exemptions would have been in place on this flight? >> this person would have either lost their life or had a really bad outcome.
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>> reporter: while the faa requires commercial planes to stock certain emergency devices and medications, many airlines have been granted exemptions from carrying the required drugs when there are supply shortages. drugs among those exemptions, atropine for cardiac patients, dextrose for diabetic patients and epinephrine. >> not to have these medications, we put anybody with a medical emergency in jeopardy and maybe take away their chance of having a physician or other medical professional save their life. >> reporter: now, the faa did tell "gma" it is currently considering requiring epipens in airline emergency kits and right now, individual airlines can make that decision. we called six major airlines and three, alaska, jetblue and just recently, american, told us they now routinely carry epinephrine auto injectors on board. george, it's a good idea, if you know you're going to have an
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allergic reaction, bring your own medication and ask the flight attendant is there a medical kit on board and what's in it? you have the right to see it. >> i hope it makes more airlines pick it had up. thanks very much. >> thanks, george. we'll tell you how to take the perfect holiday picture and avoid those photo fails because it could be a lot harder than you think to get a child to smile with santa. and ginger, you have two young sons. you've got tricks from the experts. >> i got experts and then our viewers. there are just tips that you could get into this holiday season. i think the holiday photo fails are kind of fun for the rest of us, and i kind of like those the best, but if you don't want that to be your forever memory, here are the tips. >> reporter: are you aiming for the perfect holiday picture with santa, but things go a little differently than planned? all the these photos from our "gma" viewers answering our callout for the best santa photo fails. so what do you do to get the picture you want? everyone all smiles. "gma" viewer paula fay evert from salem, illinois, sent this
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tip to us. use video mode on your phone camera and attach phone to a tripod. they most likely won't even notice they are being recorded. then take snapshots of the video. "gma" viewers katie coleman says, take a cue from baby shark. my youngest hates strangers so i wait until the last second and drop them in their lap, run off camera and either play baby shark or rattle fruit snacks and that gets them to smile. a photographer said when it comes those holiday photos turn the tears into holiday cheer. >> make sure they've eaten and that they're rested. prepare the kids and yourself because sometimes even though it doesn't come out perfectly or what you had envisioned it still might be a great holiday photo. >> so a lot of great tips. some of the viewers said they even stand on their head i guess to make their kid smile. >> whatever you got to do. >> a lot of it has to do with bribery.
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let's try it and bring out the cookies, okay. hey. [ applause ] why don't we play "baby shark." ♪ baby shark, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo ♪ >> adrian, are you ready for the best smile ever with santa? all right, one, two, three. let's put that tongue in and smile. not bad. we're getting there. we're getting there. i feel like should i stand on my head? no. okay. one, two, and three. all right, guys, we did it. that was the big picture. hope your holiday santa claus
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[ cheers and applause ] all the "star wars" fans have been waiting for, are you guys ready, "the rise of skywalker" is finally here and one of the breakout stars is joining us live from london, naomi ackie. good morning to you. we're so glad that you're here with us this morning. >> hi. >> how are you? >> oh, my god, i am so happy. i'm good. i'm really good. thank you. >> what an incredible week you have had. you had the hollywood premiere. you had the london premiere. now opening day. >> yeah. >> what has all of this been like for you as the newcomer? any nerves? >> i know. it's been a whirlwind. it's been crazy. i've traveled the world. i've learned so much. i've met so many cool people and i'm just really excited for everyone to finally see it. i've been keeping the secret for
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so long. >> we heard that john boyega tried to corrupt you. he tried to get you to steal something from the set but you were afraid to do that so what happened? >> listen, i've never stole a thing in my life so i actually like asked permission from kathleen kennedy and so i actually took, like, head gear and one of the archery gloves, and i did it in a way so that disney would want to hire me again. >> that's not a bad idea. i guess you had to learn archery. what was the most exciting thing about the training? >> i mean i think for me like the horse riding was super special because i had never ridden before. i'm from london so there's no horses around anywhere. and by the end i got so good that i could, like, ride without using my hands and, you know, play games with the horse and stuff like that. it was insane. >> so fun. and you guys really all seem
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like you're such true friends especially you and kelly marie tran. you guys even visited nasa together? tell us about that experience, that trip. >> i'm an astronaut now, yeah. >> what did you all do at nasa? >> it's official. yeah, i'm an astronaut. we were like -- we were trained so we learned a lot about how like, you know, the evolution of astronauts and the technology so we found -- we, like, went into space stations and ate some space food, and tested out lunar gravity which is insane. yeah, it was just a great experience. >> the pictures look so fun. thank you for sharing them. >> you play jannah, a warrior in the resistance, and with that comes a really amazing first. you are the first black female lead in the skywalker saga, and that is huge. [ cheers and applause ] congratulations to you. so what has this meant to you? >> thank you. it means a lot.
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i mean, the most meaningful thing is probably when parents send me messages about, like, wearing natural hair in a film like this, and owe their daughters or even sons feel empowered by seeing that. you know, i think this is about the kids as much as the fans and it feels good to help people feel good. [ cheers and applause ] >> and we know you've been a big "star wars" fan since you were a kid so what "star wars" moment from your childhood stands out to you the most? >> i mean like, okay, low key like i used to make my own weapons as a kid. i actually even made like -- yeah, i used to -- like i made a bow and arrow and used to shoot it around my house. >> so funny. >> it paid off. >> out of sticks. it paid off, yeah. i think i'm psychic. [ applause ] >> well, naomi, thank you very much.
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congratulations on everything and, everyone, you can see the final chapter of the saga, "star wars: the rise of skywalker" in theaters right now, guys. coming up, a surprise for a very special young girl. you are not going to want to miss it. e not going to want to miss it. girl. you are not going to want to miss it.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from "abc7 mornings." airports across the bay area are gearing up for the holiday rush. this is the san jose airport this morning. they expect 80,000 passengers to come through san jose from now to january 6th. good morning, everyone. we are following that sig alert in san jose. a mess right now. i wanted to show you the caltrans camera, and give you an idea of where this is exactly. it is westbound 237 as well as eastbound 237. and you can see it on the right-hand side of the screen, the cars are turning around and the big rig flipped over and blocking all of the lanes on eastbound 237 and avoid that
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area. thank you, [ dramatic music ]ing ]
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ahhhh! -ahhhh! elliott. you came back! now, your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> unfortunately we saw the thick fog out there with livermore and concord and petaluma and sfo where you can't see it it is so foggy and delays there. caution because of the folg until about 10:00. this is a look at saturday night with all of the rain in the north bay and the rest of us get the rain and a lot of it while we are sleeping with showers. we will wake up to that sunday
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morning. kumasi. >> thank you, mi shg, mike. we will have another update in about 30 minutes. you can always get ♪ what you wanna say welcome back to "gma." welcome to our great holiday audience here this friday morning and, michael, you're bringing everybody something super special. this family you met through your work with st. jude's. >> 10-year-old jazzy battling a life lie illness and now this christmas jazzy will be home in good health and we'll talk to them in just a moment but first going to take a look at jazzy's journey. christmas is a meaningful holiday for many families but for this one it hosts special significance. >> last year at this time jazzy was having radiation.
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this year is super special. jazzy decorated her christmas tree all but herself and i could see that it meant a lot to her. >> my name is jazzy. i'm in fifth grade. >> jazzy is a fun-loving, energetic, little girl, just loves to constantly be moving. she loves swimming. >> reporter: but in 2019 her parents mykel and frank noticed something was wrong. >> lost balance. she lost weight. she couldn't eat. her eyes started crossing and she was just acting just not herself. >> reporter: doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong. but a trip to the emergency room revealed a parent's worst nightmare. jazzy had a rare brain cancer. >> it was heartbreaking. and we ran to each other and went outside and got a quick breath of air and just fell into each other. can't be.
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>> reporter: jazzy underwent brain surgery removing 98% of her tumor. >> the remaining 2% means she will have to have treatment plan. radiation and then many rounds of chemotherapy. >> reporter: in desperate need of help they reached out to st. jude's children research hospital. >> he said drop everything. we need you to get here. i can take care of your daughter. >> reporter: in one moment she was both relieved and nervous. >> the two important things that resonated with me were when she's done with treatment she will not be jazzy a cancer patient. she will be jazzy the dancer, the singer, the swimmer. this will not define her. and the second thing he did was come over and firmly put his arm around me and hug me and tell me, no more worries, mom. we got your baby. and we're going to make her better. >> reporter: after four rounds of chemo and 30 rounds of radiation, jazzy was starting to
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feel like herself. >> here is my unicorn family. >> reporter: this past july jazzy was finally well enough to come home. >> i'm just happy to be home with all my cousins and just everybody. >> reporter: her latest scans show no evidence of brain cancer. >> we call this the victory dance. >> she is back to the jazzy that she was before cancer. >> love you. don't mak me start getting emotional already. >> reporter: the first thing she did was get right back in that pool. >> i just like to play in the water. i like to do pool tricks in the pool. >> welcome to the st. jude -- >> she could see herself for the superhero she really is, st. jude collaborated with facebook and turned her into a virtual reality superhero. >> every day at st. jude --
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>> oh. that's me. my statue. oh, my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm here now with jazzy and her parents mykel and frank. good morning to the three of you. i love the happy dance. yes, i do. jazzy, you've been tloech over the past year. how are you feeling now? >> i feel good. and great and everything. >> good and gait and everything in between. >> yeah. >> i love it. [ cheers and applause ] and, mykel, in the piece you're so emotional talking about your baby here but now you call st. jude. we saw that what happened. what is your message to other families out there? >> i think my biggest message is have faith, reach out to st. jude. they are making strides in pediatric cancer and you get ahold of them and they will take you in and take care of you just
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like they did us and this is the end result. happy, healthy babies. >> yeah. [ applause ] and, frank, this is for both of you but i know you're worried about your daughter but you're also worried about the finances this. could potentially be extremely expensive so how does it help with st. jude. >> once we got there and realized that everything is taken care of from you don't have co-pay, no prescription payments, your housing, your food, lodging, everything is taken care of by st. jude. you don't receive any bill for any treatments or anything that you're doing while you're there and even when we got home any prescriptions she was on they sent the prescriptions so we didn't have co-pays. [ applause ] they took care of everything. >> that's the one thing i love about st. jude and what they do. jazzy, with everything you went through how does it feel to be a superhero? >> good.
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[ applause ] >> so your real-life superhero, your virtual reality superhero but we have something for you we want to bring out to make sure you can remember how much of a superhero you are. here's your own statue. >> that is awesome. >> and timely, we know you love unicorns. we saw your unicorn room and that was really special so we'll send you home with a special holiday gift from us. >> oh, my. >> to add to your collection. >> oh, my gosh. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> this is so great. >> i know mykel, last year this time jazzy was in the hospital going through these treatments but this year you all get to spend christmas at home as a family. what does that mean to you? >> means the world. you don't realize when you have to be away from home for the holidays what that all means.
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and last year, you know, we -- through technology we were able to still share the holiday with our family but not the same as being there and the last thing i want to say although we are so happy to be home for christmas, our families out there that can't be at home and at st. jude's and have to be away, we love you and thinking you and we support you. merry christmas. >> absolutely. that's right. [ applause ] >> and, you know, we have some friends at walt disney world resort in florida and they thought that you guys might want to take a swim at one of their two water parks, so disney's typhoon lagoon or disney's blizzard beach and can you do that. part of the getaway they're providing for you and your family. >> oh, my gosh. [ applause ] so enjoy that, frank. mwah. >> thank you. >> you enjoy it.
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and we also want to mention you can get a 360 view of the st. jude hall of heroes experience now available on facebook. make sure you check that out. merry christmas, you guys. >> merry christmas, michael. >> superhero jazzy. we'll be right back, everybody. [ applause ]
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♪ nobody made coffee? hello. is anybody here? hello. where is everybody? >> gone to see "star wars: the rise of skywalker." without me? well, i guess the dark side is strong with them. ♪ >> "star wars: the rise of skywalker," rated pg-13. back now on "gma" and tonight we've got something
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special for all you marvel fans celebrating marvel's stan lee honoring the life and legacy of the comic's icon featuring never before seen interviews and archive footage airing tonight. if you love stan lee and love a spirited crowd. lara, let's get it to you. >> we're in the verizon green room with and watched her grow up on "fresh prince of bel-air." excited to tell everybody. christmas hotel on lifetime. you open a hotel that celebrates christmas year round?
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all year round? that is my mother's dream. she would have her holiday decor up all the time. h how do you feel about it. >> if i did it the way this community did it, the real spirit and not all the things you have to buy, i could see that and feel like doing this film -- i did basically live christmas year round this year. >> a little gift. here's a clip. >> you know, i had a crush on you back in the day. >> really? why didn't you ever say anything? >> i don't know. i was just -- i was your best friend's dorky older brother and i figured you'd always see me that way. >> i had a crush on you too. >> yes yes. >> thelma hopkins is in it.
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>> a great experience all the way around. >> it was awesome. >> you have two kids now. you had your second. >> yes. alejandro is 4 months, i have a 3-year-old and 4-month-old. >> does your 3-year-old get it, does he understand the "fresh prince" connection. >> no, this is a couple of days ago, my mom, "fresh prince" was on tv and my mom said you want to see mommy and saw me and said, that's not her. that's not my mom. >> it is. we all know you. so i would be remiss if i didn't ask, any possibility of a reunion, please say yes. >> you know, i would be down to do it. i know some other cast members might be. but -- oh, yeah, great. i just started that but i don't know -- i have no idea if anything like that is happening. i would totally work with everybody every day again. we love each other. we still do. so much fun. >> it just -- it's one of those timely shows that brings joy to my children and will to yours
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when they realize, yes, in fact, it is your mother was on "fresh prince." congratulations. it is called -- let's get this right "christmas hotel" on lifetime. >> tomorrow night at 8:00. >> thank you so much for stopping by. always good to see you. happy holidays to you and the fa family. we'll head to michael you. >> know what, i'll tell you what's coming up on "ssk," alls festive cheer today with our "ssk" super classy holiday. 16-time grammy winner david foster and "american idol's star that will sing your favorite holiday songs and a special performance from our own keke palmer. so make sure you guys check out all the fun at lunchtime and still ahead on "gma," dua lipa. you excited about that? me too. dua lipa is going to perform live. we'll be right back. ♪
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it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less. all right, we are back now on "gma" with grammy's best new artist of the year, dua lipa, a woman "elle" magazine calls the future of pop music. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we are so excited you're here. you're going to perform the first single off your up coming album future nostalgia. the song is titled "don't start now." >> question. >> it has over 300 million streams already. that is huge now. tell us a little about it. >> well, it's, you know, it's a -- i mean i have to get into it. it's really a song -- sorry, i can hear the song playing in my ears. >> impossible to hear and talk at the same time. >> it's really a song about moving on and being really comfortable in the position that you're in and not letting
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anybody get in the way of that. >> do you want to hear it then? >> yes. >> dua lipa playing us off with a hit from her upcoming album future nostalgia, here is "don't start now." [ applause ] ♪ if you don't wanna see me ♪ did a full 180 crazy thinking about the way i was ♪ ♪ did the heartbreak change me maybe but look at where i ended up ♪ ♪ i'm all good already so moved on it's scary ♪ ♪ i'm not where you left me at all ♪ ♪ so if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody if you wanna believe that anything could stop me ♪ ♪ hey, hey, hey
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♪ don't show up don't come out ♪ ♪ don't start caring about me now walk away ♪ ♪ you know how don't start caring about me now ♪ ♪ aren't you the guy who tried to hurt me with the word good-bye ♪ ♪ though it took some time to survive you i'm better on the other side ♪ ♪ i'm all good already so moved on it's scary ♪ ♪ i'm not where you left me at all ♪ ♪ so if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody if you wanna believe that anything could stop me ♪ ♪ don't show up don't come out ♪ ♪ don't start caring about me
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now walk away ♪ ♪ you know how don't start caring about me now ♪ ♪ hey ♪ don't come out don't show now ♪ >> let me hear you. ♪ don't start now don't come out ♪ ♪ i'm not where you left me at all ♪ ♪ so if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody ♪ ♪ if you wanna believe that anything could stop me ♪ >> let me hear you make some noise. ♪ don't show up don't show up ♪ ♪ don't come out don't come out ♪ ♪ don't start caring about me now about me now ♪ ♪ walk away walk away ♪ you know how you know how ♪ ♪ don't start caring about me now ♪ ♪ hey
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♪ walk away, walk away ♪ don't come out don't show up ♪ ♪ walk away, walk away [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you so much. [ applause ]
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and keep the public safe. good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from "abc7 mornings." here is mike nicco with the forecast. >> thank you, kumasi and hello, everybody. we are dealing with the fog out there and the visibility is less than a quarter mile in petaluma and concord and lovermo moliver another hour or so. it is clinging to the ground, and the early fog is my biggest concern. tomorrow night, it is going to start raining in the north bay and the rest of us through sunday morning. good morning, everyone. we are following this sig alert and looking at the live caltrans camera, and the big rig is overturn on the side on the eastbound lanes of 237 and the lanes are blocked and one lane blocked on the westbound side. the traffic is diverted at first street now. avoid this area if you can.
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kumasi. >> thank you, jobina. now it is time for "live with kelly and ryan." we will be back for midday live and >> ryan: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today we're having a holiday sweater party, and you're invited. on the guest list, film and television actress julia stiles. plus, fun and games with a man who knows how to rock a cardigan, actor scott wolf. and a very festive holiday sweater pageant, modeled by our very festive studio audience. all next on "live." >> ♪ and i can't deny >> ♪ i can't deny >> ryan: and now here we are, your sweater-wearing cohosts, kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. hey! hello! hi! what up? [cheers and applause] hi, guys, you look so good. ♪ [cis makes me happy.


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