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area. we need it. good morning, america. for our viewers in the west as we take you through this wednesday, why the faa is saying enough is enough. ♪ after a series of incredibly dangerous close calls in the skies, how the faa is taking action. as we hear from passengers from a united flight that almost plummeted into the pacific. new details about the college campus shooting as michigan state university remembers the three students killed. five others fight for their lives. new details on how police tracked down the gunman. dangerous storms on the move. 100 million americans on alert for high winds, snow and tornadoes. this morning, where we're seeing the highest threat. plus, avalanche danger and
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blizzard conditions. ginger is tracking it all. safe to return home? growing questions about the train derailment in ohio that unleashed toxic chemicals in t stepping in to help. unimaginable destruction. nine days after the catastrophic earthquake, survivors still being pulled from the wreckage after being trapped for more than 200 hours, as the humanitarian crisis grows. taking on trump. the first major challenge. former south carolina governor nikki haley launches her campaign for the 2024 gop nomination. now the others expected to enter the race. emotional testimony. the sister of alex murdaugh's wife taking the stand on the last time she says she talked to maggie as the prosecution prepares to wrap up its case. should you put down that glass of orange juice? the alarming new study about
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carbohydrates and heart health. and the one change you can make to your diet that can make a dramaticfere ♪ i wenhe danger zone and he's in the oscar zone. >> i'm your guy. >> our friend jimmy kimmel is ready for the academy awards. >> i think we made a terrible mistake. ♪ the oscars, the stars ♪ >> 0 be, please, no singing. >> don't worry, this guy believes in him. >> give the kid a shot. plus, the big shot. nba legend michael jordan making history with make-a-wish just in time for his 60th birthday. ♪ it is good morning, america. great to have michael back here. you brought us a story about m.j. >> yeah, m.j., we're so used to him scoring points, winning championships but now he's giving his biggest assist yet without a doubt.
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we're looking forward to that and we begin with airline safety. the faa taking a closer look convening a team to review the incidents and analyze aviation standards. gio benitez starts us off from laguardia airport. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. yeah, to be frank, so many of us have been wondering what is going on. now the faa is essentially saying enough is enough, taking a major step to scrutinize our aviation system. this morning, the faa saying it will form a safety review team to examine the nation's aviation system after a series of incredibly dangerous close calls. the faa's acting administrator writing in a memo, we are experiencing the safest period in aviation history but cannot take this for granted recent events remind us that we must not be complacent. now is the time to stare into the data and ask hard questions. now, this morning, we're speaking with the passengers who say they were aboard a united flight in december that almost
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plummeted into the pacific. >> i looked over to abby, i knew with our kids in between us, you know, this could be it. >> reporter: the united 777 taking off from maui in stormy weather as it reaches 2200 feet over the ocean it suddenly plummets to just 775 feet in less than 20 seconds. the aircraft able to recover and regain altitude flying all the way to san francisco. >> i was next to the window and just looking at some of the clouds and then all of a sudden i just felt like my stomach was in my throat. >> reporter: and just within the last month, two frightening near-misses at u.s. airports. >> 1943, cancel takeoff plans. >> reporter: at jfk, a delta plane almost colliding with an american airlines flight that was on the wrong runway. the pilot slamming on the brakes. and in austin -- >> southwest abort. fedex on the go. >> reporter: a fedex cargo plane coming within 100 feet of a southwest flight packed with passengers.
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>> you got to remember the 32,000 flights a day occur over the u.s. and almost nothing ever goes wrong. air safety is bit on our being intolerent of any mistake, without understanding what we can do to make it not happen again. >> reporter: the ntsb is also investigating that maui flight and united says they're getting additional training. meanwhile, later today, the head of the faa will testify before lawmakers on capitol hill on that nationwide ground stop just weeks ago. that's a major issues, michael. >> it sure is, gio, thank you so much for that. we're going to turn now to the college campus shooting that left three students dead and five more in critical condition at michigan state learning more about the victims and the gunman. alex perez is on the scene with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. classes here have been canceled until monday. memorials across campus are growing. this is a community in pain remembering those they've lost.
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overnight students turning out for a vigil as this community tries to make sense of the unthinkable. the horror of monday night's campus shooting still fresh, this morning, michigan state university remembering the three students who were tragically killed. sophomore brian fraser president of his fraternity, junior alexandria verner, an athlete known for her kindness and junior arielle diamond anderson. who wanted to be a surgeon. her heartbroken family speaking out. >> we started calling and texting and no response was coming so we were hoping maybe she was hiding somewhere. we want this senseless killing to stop. >> reporter: five other students hospitalized in critical condition. according to police the 43-year-old gunman anthony mcrae first opened fire at berkey hall model monday night killing two
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moving to a nearby student union where he killed a third victim. >> we can confirm the 43-year-old subject had no affiliation to the university. >> reporter: authorities swarming the campus as terrified students barricaded themselves into rooms and rushed to get to safety. >> run! >> reporter: police say a tip led them to the gunman after they released surveillance images to the public. the shooter turning the gun on himself as they closed in and investigators describing him as a loner who suffered from mental health issues and discovering a three-page document where police say he listed other targets in colorado and new jersey. >> i always thought it could happen anywhere. i never thought it would happen here. >> reporter: in east lansing students still shaken and in disbelief. some gathering at the campus landmark known as the rock. >> this is going to shake msu for forever. >> reporter: "gma" speaking with matt riddle whose daughter emma not only survived the ms
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umass shooting but just 14 months ago was nearly a victim in another mass shooting in a high school at oxford, michigan. another mass shooting that left four dead and injured seven. >> having been through it in oxford it helped her understand what she needs to do in these situations and i don't like that she has those tools. i wish she didn't but she does. >> reporter: and an exact motive remains unclear. one staggering statistic to consider mass shootings at schools in just the last five years are up 150%, robin. >> that is indeed staggering. alexer thank you. now to the cross-country storms on the move. at least 25 states are on alert for snow, wind, possible tornadoes. ginger is live in philadelphia tracking it all for us. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, robin. it's a mild and breezy morning but west of here, north of here it will be a hold on to your hat windy day. anywhere from new england right through midland, michigan, to midland, texas, wind alerts and plenty of winter storm and blizzard alerts. most of the northern stuff is
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with the first storm, but that second one, that's where we're going to get the potent tornado threat. that will ramp up north of dallas but it focuses itself overnight nocturnal tornadoes possible with damaging winds, as well, through memphis, northwestern mississippi and much of eastern arkansas so that's tonight into early tomorrow. then, through did the day it will kind of stabilize and then destabilize again in this huge region all the way down from cleveland down to birmingham and into mississippi going to be a threat in the tornado, michael. all out ahead of this and you know it's feeling like spring. temperatures 20 to 25 degrees above average. michael strahan type weather. >> i can't complain about that. when the weather is bad we blame who is doing weather and when it's good we give them credit. thank you for that, ginger. we turn to the latest on the devastating earthquake in turkey and syria. survivors still being found in the rubble miraculously after more than 200 hours.
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our foreign correspondent james longman is live on the scene in the epicenter. good morning. james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, michael. this is the epicenter of this devastating earthquake and you can see the rescue and recovery effort is still ongoing. seems to me like they may have found bodies under the rubble. every now and again they hear noises under the rubble and volunteers rush forward to see if they can help. today, just a few minutes ago, we had the extraordinary news that a 74-year-old has just been found after 226 hours under the rubble. this morning the staggering death toll climbing after turkey and syria's catastrophic earthquake. more than nine days on, rescuers and volunteers are still searching for survivors trapped under the rubble, and incredibly, among the devastation, there's still glimmers of hope. this morning a 42-year-old woman was pulled from the rubble after 222 hours. rescuers cheering. here a 77-year-old man was rescued after 212 hours and two brothers trapped nearly 200 hours.
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while experts say it's extremely rare to survive after this much time more discoveries are possible. >> 15, 16 day, human can live in about like 20 days. >> reporter: this morning investigators are looking for answers. now, the rescue operation is still ongoing but people are now really keen to find answers as to why this happened. and there's a team here taking some pause of the concrete to find out if these buildings were constructed to code. but as the death toll mounts so does the humanitarian crisis, millions of people are now displaced in freezing conditions living in tents like these. this man came to turkey ten years ago. fleeing the war in syria. his home, once a place of refuge is now a pile of rubble. his aunt was killed right in front of him. when you look at this, what are yu feeling? >> there's no words to explain what happened and what i feel. >> reporter: now this tent is all he has sharing it with six family members. their lives yet again uprooted
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but refusing to give up hope. now, the contractors who built these buildings have now been arrested. people across the country want answers. how could so many buildings have come down so easly. george. >> it is staggering. thanks very much. the latest on the war in ukraine. russia is targeting several key cities in the eastern part as the u.s. and nato vow more support for the embattled country. chief foreign correspondent ian pannell is on the scene. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, george. intense battles are now raging in these major front line areas. in the eastern half of the country. russian forces have been slowly advancing trying to encircle this key city of bakhmut. seizing it would be used as an important symbolic victory for vladimir putin's campaign to try to control the donbas. in the east. white house spokesman john kirby is saying forces have made incremental progress in the last days or two, but it is unclear if it will fall, under scoring
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that, quote, if the russians do take it, it wouldn't have a strategic impact on the overall war. ukrainian forces are struggling with a shortage of ammunition and pushing allies for longer range weapons and fighter jets. a second day of talks will focus on tanks with significant pledges from the u.s. and other allies. defense secretary austin saying america will stand by ukraine. there's no real pressure on ukrainian forces in the east. and many of these weapons and the ammunition just can't come soon enough. robin. >> all right, ian, thank you for your reporting. the fallout from the train derailment in ohio. residents are demanding answers as they are being told it is safe to return to their homes. alex presha is in ohio with more. and, alex, we hear that people go morning. eporter:ood rning, robin. yes, we've heard that from residentin there. but this morning, robin, there are more questions than answers. this morning, as residents are told it's safe to return home, unanswered questions remain about potential lingering contaminants.
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from the massive fire and hazardous chemicals. >> we are recommending that people in the community consider using bottled water. >> reporter: the surveillance video obtained by abc news shows a train about 20 miles outside of east palestine, less than an hour before that 50-car derailment. the ntsb believes those sparks are from what appears to be a wheel bearing in the final stage of overheat failure. norfolk southern says with the epa it completed more than 115 in-home air tests and none have detected any of the substances related to the incident and conducted more than 400 tests. yet officials are reporting that 3500 fish across 12 different species have died in ohio's waterway it's. and some residents report their pets including dogs and chickens have died. in east palestine these gas detectors dot the town. this hanging from a stop sign across from ashley's house. >> what caused it? >> train derailed. >> i don't know if we'll ever have that sense of feeling safe.
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e cleair reports, she's moved h children to different schools after they complained of headaches and pains following the derailment. now consumer advocate erin brockovich has stepped in to help. >> they've been given misinformation. they don't trust the information that's coming in and they were scared. >> reporter: the governor here says he understands the town's anger. there is a town hall scheduled for tonight. george, it's expected to be spirited. >> i'm sure it will be. alex, thanks very much. to politics and the first challenger to donald trump for the 2024 gop nomination. former south carolina governor and trump's u.n. ambassador nikki haley made it official and rachel scott is tracking it from south carolina. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, good morning. former south carolina governor nikki haley doing something that she said she would never do, run against former president donald trump. and in just a few hours she's
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expected to hold her first official campaign event right here in charleston. ledid not dict mtion trump by name in her campaign announcement video but made it very clear it's time for a new generation of leadership, george. >> rachel, last time around donald trump benefited by a big field and split up the republican primary vote. this could be a crowded primary this time around as well. >> reporter: exactly, george. and his own former vice president, mike pence, has stops in minnesota, iowa today. senator tim scott is expected to be in south carolina before heading to iowa himself. florida governor ron desantis still being coy about his plans, kristi noem and chris sununu getting out there. one thing clear, trump's announcement for his third bid for the white house has done very little to clear the field. >> thanks very much. michael.
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now to the winner of last year's record-setting $2 billion powerball jackpot. the sole winner coming forward, sort of and trevor ault is in altadena, california, where the ticket was sold. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, michael. california public law requires all the names of lottery winners be revealed so this morning we now know america's biggest lottery winner ever is a guy named edwin castro. back in november he hit on odds of 1 in 292 million to claim that $2 billion jackpot. election officials released his name yesterday. they said he took the lump sum payment of $997.6 million. in fact, this jackpot was so big by itself they say it generated $156 million for california public schools and while edwin castro did not show up at this announcement, we don't know where he lives, he did release a statement saying he was educated in the public school system in california and gratifying that they are also greatly benefiting from his win.
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now, castro bought that ticket here at joe's service center just outside of los angeles in alta dina. just for selling that ticket, the owner here joe, he himself gets a cool prize of $1 million. guys. >> yeah, thank you for that. how many edwin castros who didn't win will probably get hit up by relatives. >> it wasn't me. >> it wasn't me. i don't blame him for not wanting to show his face. nice statement he made about the california school system. >> yeah. coming up here, why the kind of carbs we eat may be more important than how much you eat when it comes to heart health. we'll break down that new study. alex murdaugh's sister-in-law on the stand. what she said about the last time she talked to her sister. first let's go back to ginger in philadelphia. hey there, ging. >> reporter: hey there, robin. you know, we're talking about middle temperatures in the 60s and even 70s in the mid-atlantic and northeast. las vegas having snow.
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they do get snow in february, but look at that mild air as it moves nearly 70 for washington, d.c. today. all right. that's the big picture. your local weather in 30 seconds. drew: i am drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. after a chilly start warmer afternoon with a lot of sunshine and upper 50's to lower 60's, another freeze watch enough act with mainly clear skies with chilly once again with most of us dipping into the 30's into thursday.
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>> it's about four minutes long. you should go on youtube and watch it. it's really pretty good. following a lot of headlines this morning including the latest on airline safety. the faa taking a closer look after a string of recent near-misses and convening a team. later the head of the federal aviation administration will testify before lawmakers on the nationwide ground stop weeks ago. the white house says the intelligence is considering whether the three objects shot north america in recent days were benign. still trying to locate debris. members from both sides of congress are demanding answers. and take a look at this. it's not something you see every day. the rally at a wta 500 event in doha. yep. a stunning shot through her legs. as she won that point but wound up losing the match, unfortunately, but i'm sure we'll see a lot more of the 2022 wta newcomer of the year. so, bright future ahead. and we've got a lot hour
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ahead including the countdown of presidents' day sales and why now be the best time to buy big ticket items, george. alex murdaugh's sister-in-law on the stand. >> reporter: we are in week four of this trial. the jury hearing hours of testimony so far and now for the first time we are learning about maggie from her family. this morning, the prosecution preparing to wrap up its case after emotional testimony. maggie murdaugh's sister breaking her silence. >> you encouraged her to go? >> i did. >> is that the last time you talked to her? >> yes. >> reporter: marion proctor taking the stand, recalling how alex murdaugh asked maggie to come home from their beach house
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that night because his father was in the hospital. >> did it strike you as odd she didn't go to the kennels or alameda without alex? >> yes. >> why is that? >> because that's the whole reason she went home that night. >> reporter: alex murdaugh claims he was checking on his mother when his wife and son paul were killed. but prosecutors say he shot maggie and paul at close range on the family's property. >> i asked him, i said, alex, do you have any idea who's done this and he said that he did not know who it was, but he felt like whoever did it had thought about it for a really long time. >> whoever had done it had thought about it for a really long time. did that strike you as odd? >> i just didn't know what that meant. >> reporter: after the murders maggie's sister was worried about her family's safety. >> ever act scared or afraid that the real killers were out there somewhere? >> i think everybody was afraid. alex didn't seem to be afraid. >> reporter: instead, she says alex was preoccupied with paul had been facing charges for
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a fatal boat crash. >> that was so strange because my number one goal was to find out who killed my sister and paul. >> reporter: but in september 2022 her view of everything changed after alex was accused of staging a roadside shooting incident as part of an insurance scheme. >> did other information come to your attention to change your assessment about the roadside shooting at a later time. >> yes. >> and change that initial concern that he was being targeted? >> yes. >> reporter: alex murdaugh was fired from his family a law firm accused of stealing millions from the firm and clients but the defense team pressing maggie's sister on the state of the murdaughs' marriage. >> can you tell the jury what do you believe alex's relationship with maggie was? >> it was good. it wasn't perfect. but maggie was happy. >> reporter: this morning there will be a hearing to determine how much about that roadside shooting incident will be allowed into this trial. the jury will be in larn
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george. >> oermu.abms. question whether the jury will hear about this roadside incident. >> because it would be incredibly prejudicial, right, to the defendant. and the question becomes how rlevant is it to this case. to the question did he murder his son and his wife. that's a separate incident. now, prosecutors would say, it's still related. it's still relevant. that becomes the critical legal question the judge will have to determine is how relevant is it to the evidence being presented in this case? >> and the prosecution plans to arrest this week. where is their case now? where do they stand? >> look, i think it's a stronger case than i had initially expected. when we started this case, i was telling you guys, this is a tough case. >> yep. >> and people aren't focusing on the fact that there really could be an acquittal here. it's stronger than i expected.
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why? because alex murdaugh's alibi has fallen apart. and that doesn't necessarily mean the jurors will say, he's convicted. but it does mean that that is a critical piece of evidence in this case. the question of, you know, where exactly was he? why did maggie -- why was she at that house in the first place? remember, there's testimony he's the one that called them there. the change of clothes. his voice at the scene within minutes of the time prosecutors say that the murder occurred. all of that is very bad and actually worse than i expected for alex murdaugh. >> the surprising strength of the prosecution's case does not mean -- does not make it more likely that murdaugh is going to take the stand, does it? >> no, his defense attorneys are telling everyone it's a last-minute decision. we haven't decided that. defense attorneys say we haven't decided whether my client will take the witness stand. unless it's self-defense they rarely do. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. >> robin. >> all right, gentlemen. now to a "gma" health alert about heart disease. february is american heart month and new research reveals why the
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kind of carbohydrates we eat may be more important than how much we eat when it comes to keeping our hearts healthy. our medical contributor dr dr. darian sutton is here with more. always good to see you here. >> good morning. >> tell us, how is this different than what we've previously heard? >> it's been a long clinical practice to advise and warn against excessive carbohydrates due to the theoretical increase of cardiovascular disease, now this research is telling us it's probably more about specifically what kind of carbs you're eating. in the study they looked at over dietary plans over 100,000 people for close to ten years. and they found that key specific cash hydrates, for example, processed sugars, were associated with increased risk of heart disease and stroke. more specifically, for every 5% increase of processed sugars that was associated with the 6% increase risk of heart disease and 10% increase risk of stroke. >> processed sugars. explain that to us. >> yeah, so we call those the
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bad carbs like syrup, soda, even, unfortunately, honey has -- >> honey? >> unfortunately, has excess amounts of processed sugars. so, you should take it lightly and use it in moderation. and then you want to direct your attention towards the good carbs. for example, fruits, vegetables, dairy. carbs are basically half of our diet. it's really important to direct your attention appropriately. >> we're always hearing about good carbs and bad carbs. research has also found there is one thing you can do that would really make a difference. >> just being mindful of your added sugars. it generally recommended that you shouldn't exceed 10% of your normal caloric intake with processed or added sugars. you can just check on the back of food labels. for example, a can of coke or glass of soda can be associated with 25 to 35 grams of added sugar. that's your whole day so it's just important to make sure you take these things in moderation and maybe not ask for a refill. >> what is that, orange juice.
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>> it does have benefits, but an average glass has 21 grams of added sugar so, unfortunately, it's not as healthy as people normally look at it as. >> dr. darien sutton, thank you as always for your insight. we appreciate it. coming up, presidents' day sales are just around the corner and becky worley is breaking down the sales. hey there, becky. >> reporter: robin, good morning. it is hard to find a sales tag or a discount anywhere right now. but presidents' day sales may offer some relief, especially on big ticket items. how to strategize on those and one popular electronics item that is at its black friday price when "gma" continues. when "gma" continues. volunteering there'se at the fire department. there's nothing like hitting the waves. but with my moderate-to-severe eczema it hasn't always been easy,... ...since my skin was so irritated and itchy... ...and even worse with all my gear on. now, i'm staying ahead of my eczema. there's a power inside all of us
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we're back now with the countdown to this year's presidents' day sales, inflation data shows some cost easing which is good news, but persistently higher prices on everything from gas, electricity to grocery. becky worley joins us with tips on how to maximize those sales and offset inflation. good morning, becky. >> reporter: michael, good morning. you are so right americans are still getting hit with high prices but good news, presidents' day sales may offer some relief. this morning a rare opportunity for a discount amidst an economy that's still overheated. what we're seeing that is different this presidents' day is that the sales are starting to creep a little bit earlier in
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cycle. and some of them will extend into the beginning of march. >> reporter: deals like saying certain retail categories are seeing more discounts than others. seasonal items. winter clothing sales starting to warm up. columbia has up to 40% off winter gear like these boots that are $42 off. back country has up to 60% off like this women's down jacket that's $150 off. and this is an interesting one. adidas has an extra 25% off sale items but they're also selling $100 gift card that comes with a bonus free $20 card. but if you need, say, a deep freezer it's a good time to look at appliances. lowe's has to up $750 off appliances, home depot up to 25% off. both of those through march 1st and best buy with up to $850 off refrigerators. >> presidents' day weekend is a good time for big ticket purchasers to be on the lookout so if you've been saving up for furniture, for a new mattress, for appliances, this is really the time to pounce.
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>> reporter: almost all of the bed in a box companies like casper, purple or saatva have sales between 25% and 50% off. mattress stores which offer a queen instead of a king at mat trick firm with up to $700 off and those who track discounts warning the next significant price cuts aren't likely to happen until memorial day. >> you can always find deals at any given time on a multitude of products. what you won't see are categorywide discounts on items like home appliances or furniture. >> reporter: now reiterating what our experts said, it is not rock bottom discount time. but if you have to buy a big ticket item, do it now, while there is a deal. a couple of things that did catch my attention, amazon has the airpod pro for $199. that's $50 off and that's the same price that we saw on black friday. that's kind of a surprising rock bottom price on that one item.
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and also if you are suddenly in the market for a new tv, we want you to look at clearance and open box sales because we just had the clear out super bowl sales to get rid of the 2022 tvs. and now you're going to find real good discounts on tvs in the open box market. guys. >> tell you what, now is the time. you need anything, go out and get it. >> that's right. >> he doesn't have to watch the super bowl on tv. he can actually be there. but the rest of us, becky, we need a tv to watch the game. >> hey, lucky me. coming up next, we have our "play of the day" on this wednesday morning. hump day. that's for you, robin. >> thank you, thank you. technologists in india, and customers all on different systems. you need to pull it together. so you call in ibm and red hat to create an open hybrid cloud platform. now data is available anywhere, securely.
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moving forward finding solutions . this is abc seven news. good morning, reggie aqui from abc. seven mornings to halls on traffic this morning. i am reggie, and we're taking a beautiful look at the golden gate bridge. check it out. it is just spectacular morning we had a wind advisory earlier. no delays coming into san francisco in a beautiful ride will take a look at the south bay where we have an accident. it's actually a sigalert. it was a rollover and fire crews. emergency vehicles on scene. this is south dont 80 near foothill. you may want to take one. oh, one at this hour to avoid drew. hey sue . we are still chilly out there this morning temperatures or starting out in the thirties, if not below freezing on a couple of spots. it's for that fact. freeze warnings. frost advisories are in effect this morning until nine a.m. ban will be in a warm up with sunshine. i feel nice out there. here's a
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good morning, america. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. after a series of incredibly dangerous close calls how the faa is taking action. we hear from passengers from a united flight that plummeted. jason sudeikis and olivia wilde. why their ex-nanny is suing them even claiming she went to therapy with them. elizabeth smart 20 years later from kidnapping victim to advocate. >> every missing child deserves to be found. >> how her nine-month experience shaped her and the work she's doing now. ♪ sky full of stars ♪ behind the scenes of all the magic as disney celebrates 100
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years, a first look at how the treasured stories are coming alive in a brand-new way from "black panther" to "cruella." >> i look stunning. >> underwater and out of this world. ♪ you ain't seen nothing like this before ♪ two pies in the twin cities. >> all: good morning, america. >> "gma's" journey for the best pizza in america is heating up. >> let's eat. yummy. >> becky and our pizza party is saying -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ you ain't never seen nothing like this before like this before ♪ good morning, america. becky and our pizza crew are in minneapolis at the market at malcolm yards on our search for the best pizza in the country. >> and also ahead we have a medical alert about a pill that might be the key to curb the effects of binge drinking. we're going to break it down. how it works.
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we begin with a news and airline safety. the faa is taking a closer look after a string of recent near-misses convening a team to review the incidents and analyze america's aviation standards. back to gio benitez at laguardia airport. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning again. yeah, the head of the faa is saying we cannot become complacent, that it's time to ask the hard questions because any of those mishaps could have killed hundreds of people. this morning, the faa saying it will form a safety review team to examine the nation's aviation system after a series of incredibly dangerous close calls. now, this morning, we are speaking with the passengers who say they were aboard a united flight in december that almost plummeted into the pacific. >> i looked over to abby, and i knew with our kids in between us, you know, this could be it. >> reporter: the united 777 taking off from maui in stormy weather. as it reaches 2,200 feet over
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the ocean, it suddenly plummets to just 775 feet in less than 20 seconds. the aircraft able to recover and regain altitude flying all the way to san francisco, and just within the last month two frightening near misses at u.s. airports. >> cancel takeoff plans. >> reporter: at jfk a delta plane almost colliding with an american airlines flight that was on the wrong runway. the pilot slamming on the brakes and in austin. >> southwest abort. fedex is on the go. >> reporter: a fedex cargo plane coming within 100 feet of a southwest flight packed with passengers. and the head of the faa today will take questions from the senate commerce committee on that major system outage that led to the first nationwide ground stop since 9/11, robin. >> okay, hopefully they'll get some answers there. now to the cross-country storms on the move. 100 million are on alert for high wind, snow and tornadoes so let's go back to ginger who is there in philadelphia tracking it all. good morning, again, ginger. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin.
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we've got thing one and thing two. two storms that we're watching, and the first one did this. fargo, north dakota, you got i-29 and i-94, both were shut down for a time because of blizzard conditions. a lot was ground blizzards. they only got one to four inches but gusts up to 50, 60 miles an hour will blow the snow everywhere making it impossible to see. you have blizzard warnings that still exist. you have winter storm warnings that go all the way through michigan, back into kansas. those windle, texas, up to michigan and new england. thing number two, the one we're watching for the tornadic action and starts this afternoon, but into the overnight hours, we hate to see nocturnal tornadoes. those oftendo the most damage or kill most because people are asleep. so two ways of getting warnings tonight and through tomorrow this expands and that front really starts pumping north. much of ohio will be involved. kentucky all the way down to birmingham, alabama, and parts
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of mississippi. as we look for this to move east, it will push some of the warmest air that we've seen already. look at the numbers. 200 plus record high temperatures possible in all those places you see highlighted, michael, just this week. >> so much going on with the weather, ginger. thank you so much for that. now we're going to turn to some rare new images of the "titanic" just released in time for the 25th anniversary of the academy award winning movie. the footage was shot in 1986 after explorers discovered the "titanic" site. the special underwater camera was used in the dive making it possible to see the oceanliner for the first time since it struck an iceberg in 1912. the more than 80-minute-long video, some of it never publicly seen before, includes shots of the ship's interior. wow. technology. >> still learning new things about the "titanic" we are learning. >> you know you have our attention when we're sitting like that. coming up, why the ex-nanny for jason sudeikis and olivia
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wilde is suing the former couple. a pill that might be the key to curb the effects of binge drinking. dr. sutton will be back to break down how it works. plus, elizabeth smart, 20 years after her dramatic rescue. what we can now learn. and becky worley is in minneapolis. hey, becky. >> reporter: michael, good morning. we are at malcolm yards here in minneapolis with two chefs who put very unique spins on their pizzas. they are competing to see who has minnesota's best pie, and the winner will go to new york to compete for a $10,000 prize and the best pizza in america. it's all coming up when "gma" continues. i'm having some pizza. [ cheers and applause ] struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar 1? ask about vraylar. because you are greater than your bipolar 1, and you can help take control of your symptoms - with vraylar. some medicines only treat the lows or highs.
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lawsuit against them claiming their split caused her emotional stress and when she tried to follow doctor's orders to address it, she was fired. >> olivia. to the left. >> reporter: this morning the former nanny of actors olivia wilde and jason sudeikis suing them for firing her. in a lawsuit filed tuesday, ericka genaro saying she suffered increased stress and anxiety while caring for their two children after their split in 2020. wilde who directed and starred in "don't worry darling" moved out. >> boys and their toys. at least we know they're getting work done. >> reporter: genaro claim te pressure of not only being the primary caretaker but filling in for wilde's absence to the children became debilitating. >> it's like "dukes of hazzard." >> reporter: she claimed "ted lasso" star would seemingly require her to stay up after they went to bed at night to talk.
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according to the complaint the pair agreed to engage in group therapy with genaro. she says that therapist referred her to an osteopathic physician to address her physical pain, anxiety and stress and that the situation unraveled when she decided to quit. she says she offered to stay on until the pair hired her replacement, but when her physician recommended she take a three-day medical leave of absence, she alleges sudeikis terminated her on the spot. >> when you ask any employer in california or the federal level, i need a medical leave to deal with a medical issue, you can't be fired for that. your job should not be in jeopardy for that. >> reporter: the couple's high-profile breakup playing out in public and genaro sharing details at one point about the couple's relationship. the stars responding to her interview as a united front saying in a joint statement, as parents it is incredibly upsetting to learn that a former nanny of our two young children would choose to make such false and scurrilous accusations about us publicly. >> the reality is in the state of california in particular, employees have a tremendous amount of rights. if she can make a strong case
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that it was her injury that was the cause of them terminating her, that may give her a stronger case. >> reporter: abc news reached out to wilde and sudeikis and so far they are not commenting on this lawsuit, but in their previous statement said that the nanny was on an 18-month campaign of harassment, and they are focused on their children. genaro is seeking damages including loss of earnings, deferred compensation and other employment benefits, and she's asking for a jury trial, robin. > we will see what happens. thank you. now to a new report on a pre-existing medicine that may be the key to curb the effects of binge drinking. it's a story we first saw in "the new york times," and our medical contributor, dr. darien sutton, is back, a double house call. >> second time. >> i know. tell us about the pill. >> well, naltrexone is a medication that historically has been those with known alcohol use disorder or known 0 opiate use disorder and most commonly
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done in a way where you take it every single day. they're looking to see if there is use for it sparingly as needed. >> how does it work? >> essentially it works by binding and blocking receptors that stimulate our series of craving that goes on in our brain when we're exposed to opiates or alcohol, and in this study they basically took a group of young participants, and they gave them this access to this medication as well as education regarding alcohol use and they basically used it in a way where they only used it before they would have expected episodes of excessive drinking which includes more than four or five drinks in one setting and after 12 weeks those who used it compared to those who used the placebo, it had significantly less drinking and that effect lasted up to six month. >> if you have an issue with drinking, is this something that could help? >> it certainly is. the first step, however, i want to advise patients acknowledging to yourself that you might have a problem. >> absolutely. >> talking to your physician about your symptoms so that you can get a good gauge on what the issue is and other possible treatments and, of course, a
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national help line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to find trusted resources within your community. >> and never be hesitant to ask for help. dr. sutton, thanks so much. michael. >> thank you, robin. now to elizabeth smart. it's been 20 years since she was rescued after being kidnapped from her bedroom. her story captivated the nation. now there's a new book by the family's spokesperson called "unexpected" and takes us behind the scenes, and our juju chang sat down with elizabeth and the author. good morning, juju. >> reporter: good morning. you know, we were talking about how unforgettable that was. it's impossible to overstate how huge a media frenzy surrounded elizabeth smart's kidnapping and it's also hard to believe that it's been 20 years since her jaw-dropping rescue, and she's managed to turn her trauma into triumph, not just with her powerful advocacy but her seemingly well-adjusted life. >> i'm a mom. i have three kids, and i hate laundry and --
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>> don't we all? >> reporter: for elizabeth smart her present is not defined by her past and what she endured 20 years ago. >> this is every parent's nightmare. >> the kidnapping of elizabeth smart. >> elizabeth smart. >> elizabeth smart. >> when i first heard the voice saying, i have a knife at your neck, don't make a sound. get up and come with me. >> reporter: she said she remembers being taken by her captors high into the mountains high above salt lake city. there were close brushes with rescuers shouting your name. >> there wasn't a day that went by that he wasn't telling me that he would kill me, kill my family if i didn't do what he wanted me to do. >> reporter: her family never giving up hope. the family spokesperson chris thomas writing about the media frenzy in his forthcoming book "unexpected." >> what explains the media fascination with elizabeth's story? >> this was a case unlike any that had ever been seen. a child being abducted from their own room in an affluent suburb. that just doesn't happen. >> reporter: after nine harrowing months and unthinkable developments --
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>> miracle, indeed, do exist. >> we were walking up state street in salt lake city, and i remember a police car pulling up, and they started questioning me. he was just like, you know, there's this girl, and she's been missing for a very long time, and her family has never stopped searching for her. i finally said, yes, that i was elizabeth smart. >> reporter: both of elizabeth's captors were sentenced to federal prison on kidnapping charges. mitchell is serving a life sentence. barzee has since been released. >> welcome to the rose garden. >> reporter: and just week after her rescue, elizabeth began her advocacy work fighting for a nationwide amber alert. >> when i have an amber alert pop up on my phone, there's a sense of pride and like a sense of like i helped this. >> reporter: today she runs the elizabeth smart foundation, telling us about one of the programs she's most proud of. >> smart defense is a trauma-informed self-defense program. it's taking into account what you've already experienced
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and what you may experience in the future. >> when you look back, what lessons do you think we can all learn about sort of the media frenzy? >> i don't think that if you ever gone through, id f tentiomy tbron out th bse every missing child deserves to be found. >> every missing child and every survivor. the elizabeth smart foundation has been using the spotlight from her case to shine a light into so many dark corners. it's quite a legacy, michael. and chris thomas' book, "unexpected," which offers new behind-the-scenes details of the saga is released march 7th. >> good to see she's thriving. >> absolutely and doing well. >> and doing well. thank you so much. you can see more of juju's interview on "nightline." make sure you check that out. hey, ginger. >> reporter: hey, michael.
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we're already feeling so mild, but by tomorrow morning much of the northeast going to feel like 10, 15, 20 degrees warmer than they are in los angeles. look at this deep cold that's digging in all the way through the southwest. the windchills for thursday morning, look at 35 for los angeles, 3, salt lake, and denver will feel like 4 below. now, to juxtapose that, we'll be quite mild. washington, d.c. today will close in on the 70-degree mark for their afternoon high, and look at the record warmth that's spreding east. anybody from ohio all the way through the mid-atlantic and northeast could see those numbers. drew: i am drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. after a chilly start warmer afternoon with a lot of sunshine and upper 50's to lower 60's, another freeze watch enough act with mainly clear skies with chilly once again with most of us dipping into the 30's into thursday. another chilly start tomorrow morning before you start to warm
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up for the holiday weekend. one match second chance at our one match second chance series marking ten years since robin's return to the desk, we all remember that day, robin, ten years since your bone marrow transplant. >> and this series we're doing, i'm excited about it because we are partnering with our abc stations and affiliates to do bone marrow drives a aiming to go all across the country. throwing it to val warner from abc 7 in chicago. >> reporter: robin, here at the college, students gathered to sign up for a chance to save a life. >> i walked in the school. they said, have you ever wanted to save a life. i said, yeah, that sounds like an amazing opportunity. so anyway i could to help out. >> reporter: it is drives like in that save the life of ruben correa from the south side of chicago. i spoke with him and his mom sandy. today he and his mother have a very simple message. >> you don't think in a million
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years that you would need somebody else's stem cells for your cancer journey, but it happens to kids every day. you know, we've seen hundreds of kids go through this, and he's lost friends. >> reporter: it can happen to anyone, and that is why drives like this are so important. robin, back to you. >> oh, val, thank you and our abc 7 chicago family. all week long we'll spotlight incredible stories like this from all across the u.s., and on tuesday, we have a special series finale planned. oh, it's -- i can't -- [ laughter ] >> you don't -- >> you're planting these seeds of hope all across the country. >> oh, my goodness. but the way people are rallying, our abc stations and affiliates, what we're doing nationwide. it's very special on tuesday. if you want to learn more about be the match and how you too can potentially save a life, just scan the qr code on your screen.
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>> that was great, robin. how about some "pop news." >> let's do it, george. good morning to you all and to you, we'll begin with an update from the marvel universe. marvel studios president kevin feige revealing really exciting news for the future of the mcu. first up, we have not seen the last of tom holland as spider-man. feige telling "entertainment weekly" the next story is being written as we speak. it remains to be seen if holland's next adventure as peter parker will be a stand-alone film or appearance in another franchise movie. hey, it cannot hurt that the last one, "spider-man: no way home," became the first pandemic era release to gross over $1 billion. oh, and it is the seventh highest grossing film in history and feige also is sharing news on harrison ford's marvel debut. the actor taking over the role of general thaddeus
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"thunderbolt" ross in "captain america: new world order" played by william hurt. for this one he says his character is now president of the united states. we'll be seeing the dynamic between captain america and this president in a way that is, quote, just incredible. "new world order" set to debut, may 3rd, 2024. big stuff happening. >> laughing because i woke up to a family group chat. elliott and harper are very big tom holland fans. >> we all know. >> so are we, by the way. hey, also this morning some happy news for fans of the fashion house louis vuitton. pharrell williams has just been named creative director in charge of menswear for the french company filling the role left by the late great virgil abloh who held the position from 2018 until his death in 2021. louis vuitton posting the news on instagram calling williams a creative visionary. yes, he is. his first collaboration with the brand happened actually back in 2004. he also did one in 2008. his first collection for louis
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vuitton as its creative director will be shown in paris week this june. we wish you all the luck in the world. >> looking forward to that. it's all coming back to us now. celine dion gearing up for her big screen debut in a new rom-com called "love again" starring priyanka chopra jonas and "out lander's" sam heughan. he plays a reporter. celine plays herself. here's a little clip. >> do you have a question for me? >> yes, ms. dion, do you really believe in all the things you sing? >> you obviously know nothing about it. >> what? >> love. >> i was looking forward to this. i just felt like i knew you or something. >> do you think you could fall in love with someone just through their words? >> i think you're very cute. >> hi, this is celine dion. >> sure, and i'm mariah carey. ♪ love comes to those who believe it and this is really me ♪ >> oh, my gosh, hi. [ laughter ] >> i love it. so it's so cute, the premise, it follows priyanka's character
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struggling to move on after the death of her fiance so she begins sending messages to his old phone number as a coping mechanism, which has now been reassigned to sam's character rob. with a little help from our friend celine, rob plots to meet this mira who writes such meaningful texts to his phone. celine says she loved acting alongside these two pros and hopes people love the feel good story and the new songs in the film from celine, a multitude of song, i'm hearing. "love again" hits theaters mother's day, may 12th. >> that's called burying the lede. >> i like to leave a little something for last. wait till you hear this. two of our comedy favorites, hitting the road together for the first time. tina fey and amy poehler have been longtime friends as we all know co-starring in everything from improv to "snl" and big screen comedies like "mean girls" and "baby mama." these two comedy greats going on
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their first tour together called "the restless leg tour" and they say they'll celebrate their 30 stories and conversational kes,- entertainment. four cities only, guys, starting in washington, d.c. in april, then chicago, then boston wrapping up in atlantic city. presale tickets go on sale this morning. tina and amy say the show will be great, and they joke, if this tour goes well, we can finally end this friendship. [ laughter ] >> we may need a road trip. >> i was thinking how fun would that be? and, guys, that's your "pop news" this morning. >> thank you, lara. coming up live in minneapolis for our united states of pizza competition. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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hey bay area. good morning. live with kelly and ryan is coming up . we'll chat with kelsey grammer from jesus revolution. plus love week continues. that's at nine on abc seven. we'll see you in 30 minutes. ryan we're taking look at temperatures. it is chilly this morning. we're in the thirties in our coldest spots, if not the upper twenties. like you, kaya at 29 degrees 36 right now in fremont. freeze warnings and frost advisories are in effect until nine a.m. this morning for this chilly start, but it will be a nice afternoon on the way with mild conditions. a live look at the exploratorium camera, not a cloud to be seen. today we have less win with temperatures in the upper fifties to lower
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sixties job in. thank you, drew . we will have another abc seven news update and about 30 minutes and as always, you can find the news on our app and ♪ when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amor ♪ welcome back to "gma." that's right. >> are you going to sing the whole song? >> i don't know the whole song to be honest with you. [ laughter ] well, you know what we're about to do. we're about to crown another winner in our united states of pizza competition. >> two competitors in five cities are facing off for the first round, and each of those winners will come here to new york city for our finale where they will compete for the title of "gma's" ultimate pizzeria and $10,000. this morning we're in minneapolis. becky is there. she's our pizza master of ceremonies.
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good morning, again, becky. >> reporter: robin, good morning. we are here at malcolm yards in minneapolis, and when you think of this town, you probably think of the vikings or prince or land of 10,000 lakes. they're all frozen now, minnesota in february, whoo, but i bet you don't think of pizza. you should. there is a thriving scene here, and we have got two chefs who have put a really unique spin on their pies. they are going to be competing for the opportunity to have the golden pizza cutter of minneapolis right there and come to new york on friday to compete for a $10,000 prize and the best pizzeria in america. we want to introduce you to start out with peter campbell from red wagon pizzeria. glad to have you here. are you excited? >> very excited. [ applause ] >> okay. >> it's amazing pizza. banh mi pizza. next up, we have jeff rogers from wrecktangle pizza. [ cheers and applause ] he is ready.
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excited. and we want to introduce you to our judges, so we'll start with chef justin sutherland who is the chef and owner of the handsome hog restaurant then anne kim, a james beard award winning chef and owner of pizzeria lola and young joanie and finally the anchor at our local affiliate chris egert is here joining us. they will be helping us choose the best pizza in minneapolis. [ ee know more about our chefs and their pizzas. minneapolis is serving up pizza with a twist. >> pizza is your best friend. [ laughter ] for peter campbell opening red wagon in 2014 started out right at home. >> my grandfather started making pizzas with my mom and her sisters. i've looked at red wagon to be an extension of my weekly tradition of pizza. >> reporter: his creation, a pizza with all the flavors of a
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vietnamese sandwich. >> we just basically took the idea of a banh mi sandwich. we put it on a pizza. 12-hour sweet soy glazed pulled pork pizza. >> all: good morning, america. >> reporter: across town wrecktangle pizza is serving up good pies and good vibes. >> i always run into the best people. old friends and new friends. >> we want to keep it fresh and do something other people aren't doing. >> reporter: jeff rogers is fusing his signature pies with funky flavors. >> it's essentially biscuits and gravy then we make a bacon jam that sets it off. >> all right. it is time to test these pizzas, and we'll start out. judges, we want you to try out the banh mi pizza from red wagon pizza. peter, what is the idea, southeast asian flavors in a pizza? >> you can put anything on a
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pizza in my humble opinion, so we start with a heritage locally milled flour, that's our crust then a little bit of cheese and a 12-hour sweet soy glazed pull pork on top. when it comes out we have other fresh ingredients including our ginger pickled carrots, pickled radishes, jalapenos. >> jalapenos, okay, all right. well, it was a shock to the mouth. it was so surprising. judge, what do we think? >> i think it's delicious. banh mi is one of my favorite sandwiches and the pickles tie it all together. >> ann, what did you think? >> i love the balance of flavor, the acid, the heat, the creaminess and crust is fantastic. >> chris, this is not your typical minnesota pizza. it's unique. >> definitely is and representative of our food scene here because it's an amazing place for really interesting and unique food like the pork was great. that's what stood out. >> it was to die for, yum, great. [ applause ] okay. we are heading over to the breakfast pizza from wrecktangle.
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now, i would assert that all pizza is breakfast pizza, but this is extra special. what's in it? >> its a very nice breakfast pizza. we do a pseudo-detroit style pizza at wrecktangle pizza, so we have our foccacia bread we make in-house and sausage gravy, seven different kinds of cheese, soft scrambled eggs and bacon jam that we do and then a little jeff's kiss with the fried -- >> tasting over here. [ cheers and applause ] >> full flavor. extra. >> i just have to say this is a handful to eat because it's like a chunk of pizza and i give bravery points that you grabbed it and went for it. justin, you're very refined with the knife and fork. i saw that, okay. okay. what did you think? >> it's delicious. that crispy cheese around the edges and that sausage gravy, it's unreal. >> and this is a lot of pizza. this is a full meal. >> mm-mm, dang, but it's good. [ laughter ] i mean, that bacon jam, i don't know.
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other level. other level. >> yeah, it's like layer upon layer of taste, right? >> yeah, so i'm with justin on the cheese and the way it's baked around the edges. breakfast pizza is such a thing in the midwest. you go to any convenience store and you get this but not like this. >> right. >> this is amazing. >> this is eggs and meat and everything. >> oh, man, next level. >> breakfast pizza is what we all lived on in college, but this is a completely next level. let us get to the voting. so it's going to be tough, justin, you have to start us out. what is it going to be, red wagon or wrecktangle? >> this is super tough. two of the most iconic pizza places in minneapolis here, but you had me at the sausage gravy. okay. >> wrecktangle pizza. breakfast pizza. all right, ann. is it going to be the banh mi or breakfast pizza? >> it's like choosing your favorite kid. honestly i don't want to do it. i want to pick up both paddles but i have to tell you -- >> wow. wrecktangle pizza. [ cheers and applause ]
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wow. >> it was so good. what a gat flavor prof i ecse it's breakft meer iave t comen] look at these guys. now, take that. minnesota nice is real. look at these guys. judges, thank you very much. now, what's going to be happening is jeff is headed to new york. thank you. he is heading to new york and will compete on friday in our united states of pizza. best pizzeria in america, and now, guys, as we throw back to you, we all get to eat these pizzas. whoo-hoo! we're all winners. [ cheers and applause ] >> everybody is a winner without a doubt.
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>> really tough decision. >> that's a tough decision. like we're having a tough decision if we should eat this pizza. >> i know. the willpower that's happening righ now is tremendous. >> very strong, everybody. and tomorrow we're going to do it all again with our united states of pizza competition as it heads to philadelphia. and coming up, we go inside the new exhibition celebrating 100 years of disney showcasing items from some classic stories. we'll be right back with more "gma." ♪ ♪ before the xfinity 10g network
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we we're back with a first look at a new exhibition celebrating 100 years of our parent company disney. it's traveling to cities all around the world for the next five years taking people behind the scenes of classic stories. this morning ginger is in philadelphia bringing us inside ahead of opening day. hey, ging. >> reporter: hey, lara, i'm here at disney 100, the exhibition. you can see the banners and the very loud noises right behind me. those bright banners. inside you have the disney vault opened up, so that all of us have a chance to get a glimpse of hundreds of these disney treasures that are so rarely seen. i saw cinderella's slipper and first the drawing of mickey when i first went in there. it will pique your curiosity but will answer all your questions about how your favorite shows got created. >> and let the show begin. >> reporter: this morning the magic of disney comes alive in a brand-new way.
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>> there's a lot of satisfaction in developing ideas into reality when we consider a new project. we really study it, not just the surface idea, but everything about it. >> reporter: at philadelphia's franklin institute, disney 100, the exhibition, is a journey through 100 years of disney storytelling. >> we went back to our roots and looked at what walt disney himself did, all these wonderful theories and philosophies he had and how we're still doing those things in every movie we do. they all use storytelling. >> reporter: with more than 250 rarely seen artifacts from disney's most beloved stories. from the "sleeping beauty" story book, to mary poppins' carousel horse. >> oh, riders, would you be so kind as to let me pass? >> certainly, ma'am. >> reporter: to original costumes. >> we have emma stone's "cruella" costume.
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>> i look stunning. >> we were able to bring chadwick boseman's "black panther" costume from the film. >> reporter: from the "black panther" to captain nemo's porthole where you can view underwater worlds. back on land you can step right into a recreation of disneyland's main street usa. >> the gallery changes from daytime to nighttime, and so you get to experience the park in its two magical ways. this is literally a love letter back to the audience to thank them for everything they've done for us over the years. >> oh, boy. >> reporter: disney 100, the exhibition, opens up this saturday right here at the franklin institute in philadel drew: i am drew tuma with your accuweather forecast and after a chilly morning it is a bright and mild afternoon. the accuweather 7-day forecast but another truly is chilly start tomorrow. now we have a look at the
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second season of my emmy award winning -- that didn't sound -- [ laughter ] my -- >> emmy award winning show produced by robin. >> yes. >> what's it called, robin? [ laughter ] >> you don't say. you don't say. >> i got to admit. that was bad. [ laughter ] hey, i got to sit down with incredible groundbreaking women who get very personal sharing their unique stories. take a look. >> where shall we start? i see fearless women right here. we all have more in common than not. it's just about taking the time to just go below the surface a little bit. ♪ >> we can come and sit down and speak about things. >> i see why you get information out of people. >> oh. >> but you ain't going to get too much out of me. >> come on. he noter looking for you as a young black female, and i just said, i am not stopping now.
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♪ are you ready for me ♪ ♪ this is your moment, the moment ♪ >> nobody really cared about me until i was on a tv show. >> was it worth me winning this gold medal? i've sacrificed so much. >> my parents are like, if this isn't fun for you anymore, drop it. >> every bit of me had been owned by the public. people had a lot to say. you know what, it's my turn. >> i have known i was gay since i was 5. just allowing yourself to be is such a gift. >> the way you show up is an opportunity for people to understand we're in all walks of life. >> i don't think i could have said that to myself. >> i have no problem being me. i like me. >> i was confronted with mortality. everything gets focused in a very different way. >> where is the tissue?
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♪ beautiful, dynamic, creative, different women can come and have a safe conversation where we're saying, you go, girl. thank you for affording me your grace. >> you're right, i got to tell you it is a joy to sit down -- oh, and, brooke, you know her so well. the way she was open saying this is my time. people have talked about -- i'm going to own my own story right now. just an eclectic group of women and the way they start talking after we -- the cameras stopped rolling, exchanging numbers and staying in touch and a way of being engaged but turning the tables. >> emmy award winning hosted by robin roberts. [ laughter ] just put it out there. let it be known. >> it begins streaming march 15th on disney plus >> that's right. coming up, the author of our book club pick talks about her powerful debut novel, "river sing me home."
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♪ all my favorite colors ♪ ♪ all my favorite colors ♪ i'm tempted to go with what we were doing off air. but i'm going to let that go because we're going to do our book club pick for february, "river sing me home" by eleanor shearer and janai norman sat down with her. good morning, janai. >> good morning, george. that was a good commercial break we just had here, but, yes, this book really was incredible and talking with eleanor, she says she pulled from her own family, the challenges, the line of women she hails from and what they've overcome and their resilience and channeled it into a story about a mother's love and quest to reconnect her family. "river sing me home" follows a runaway enslaved woman and her brave but heartbreaking search for the children stolen from her across land and sea, unsure of their fates. >> the seeds of this novel came from the real woman mother rachel, this woman in antigua who looked for her daughter
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minti all over the island. i always was so struck by the bravery of this act. >> reporter: i sat down with eleanor shearer at negril to talk about her novel set in the 1800s when the enslaved were told they were free but forced to work as unpaid apprentices. the protagonist, rachel, on a journey from barbados to british guyana to trinidad and tobago challenging the ideas of freedom and family and the lengths love will go to reassemble the fragmented pieces. >> in the caribbean, you had all these waves of migration whether it's the people that came, built the pan that canal or people like my grandparents that came to the uk. you still have these families fragmented, broken apart. >> you are a part of fragmented family that's still coming back together, and when most people
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look at you, they would never guess that. what has that been like for your identity as you tell a story like this? >> i think the experience in britain versus the experience in somewhere like the caribbean is for me is so different, so in britain it is a constant source of pain, not just for me but my mother as well where we go out, people don't recognize that she's my mother. they assume she's a nanny, a cleaner in our own house. just having that denial of our connection is very painful and i had someone once say to me, i think you're making up having a black mom many >> oh, my goodness. oh, my goodness. >> i know, but then in the caribbean there is so much diversity there that i think british people don't always appreciate. in the novel there are characters that look at rachel's face and they're able to realize i know your daughter because i recognize her in you. people are always scanning faces looking for those lost relatives. >> another part, i just loved it, the harsh true any of rachel's children could be taken at any time, and there was
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nothing she could do, and thomas not even 7 understood how fragile their family really was, how easily broken. >> it was painful, and i think what astonishes me about the women like rachel was that idea that just to hope is painful. that uplifting sense of her still having love after all this time contains within it the seeds of something that can hurt her. >> what do you hope that readers walk away with? >> i hope that they walk away being inspired by a mother's love, and that even in very dark times there's hope to be found. there's joy to be found. >> so this was so eye opening to hear eleanor's perspective growing up and seeing how the legacy of slavery lingers and impacts the diaspora differently and those fragmented families are still finding their way back together. george, you were saying when you see her, you wouldn't think that her maternal grandparents are from barbados and st. lucia. and i have to share this.
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she said she at one point felt like maybe she didn't have the ownership to be able to tell a story like this even though her mom is black, and i just thought that spoke so much to our ideas around race, and it's just a fascinating conversation. >> but it is good to see her own the story and share it with the world. >> yes, completely. you can keep reading along with us on instagram @gmabookclub. >> thank you, janai. we'll be right back.
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so where's the best pizza? so where's the best pizza?
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>> yeah, that's what we want to know. >> announcer: "gma" on the search for the best pizza in america. is the best slice near where you live? >> i love me some pizza in the morning. >> this one could be the best. ♪ "good morning america" is sponsored by blue diamond almonds. gimme blue diamond. >> you two. >> i guess you love pizza in the morning. >> i sure do. >> becky and our pizza crew in minneapolis, thank you so very, very much. have a great day, everybody.
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and lower sixties this afternoon, joanna. thank you drew time out for a live with kelly and ryan will be back here ♪ ♪ >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, award-winning actor kelsey grammer and more fun, more play, more love as we continue with the love game. also, we check in with our lovely viewers on another addition of the love inbox. all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> ryan: deja, good morning! there you are. >> kelly: thank you. >> ryan: thank you. >> kelly: that's right ever end.


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