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create a new climate in the world, where nations talk to each other and eliminate nuclear weapons. instant reaction to the stunning news, coming up. >> barack obama. dive-bombing the moon. nasa deliberately crashing one of its own rockets into the moon. see it live. and a giant question answered. is there water thousands of miles above the earth? swine flu. we took you inside the cdc, action central for battling the disease. and you responded with a tidal wave of questions. and concerns. and we tackle them this morning. and that startling diagnosis. breast cancer in a 10-year-old. an update this morning on the medicine and the tiny champion. she's here with her family. medicine and the tiny champion. she's here with her family. and their story of courage. captions paid for by abc, inc. and good morning to all of you. i'm diane sawyer with robin
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roberts. it's friday, october 9th, 2009. and talk abo breaking news. president obama, nine months into his presidency, has won the nobel peace prize. it's really the kind of olympic gold of international diplomacy. >> he is the third sitting president to win the award. efforts to strengthen international diplomacy. >> even those in the room, when the announcement was made, sort of gasped in wonder and surprise. let's go straight to yunji de nies. she's at the white house this morning. >> reporter: good morning, diane. good morning, robin. this morning, press secretary robert gibbs, woke the president with the news around 6:00. he said the president was humbled at the news. this all comes as a major surprise to the white house because the nomination deadline was just 11 days into barack obama's presidency. lauding his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples, the
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five-member committee's decision, drew spontaneous gasps. >> the nobel peace price of 2009, is to be awarded to president barack obama, for his extraordinary efforts. >> reporter: the committee depended president obama for creating, quote, a new climate in international politics. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning, between the united states and muslims around the world. one based on mutual interest and mutual respect. africa's future is up to africans. the people of africa are ready to claim that future. >> reporter: mr. obama becomes just the fourth u.s. president to bin the prize. the committee offered gleaming praise. only very rarely has a person to the same extent as obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. >> together, we can build a world where people are protected, prosperity is enlarged, our our power truly
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serves progress. and it's all in your hands. >> reporter: but with critics arguing that mr. obama's accomplishments have yet to rival those of previous winners, the chairman of the committee found himself on the defensive. >> to president obama, who is contributing to improve the international climate. >> reporter: the nomination process is kept a secret for 50 years. so, it will be a very long time before we know who nominated president obama. the prize itself is worth $1.4 million. it's given out in oslo, on december 10th. diane? >> okay, thanks to you, yunji. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, chief washington correspondent, host of "this week." george, we heard the call. it came to the president a little before 6:00 a.m. who made it? and what was his reaction? >> it was made by robert gibbs, the white house press secretary. a lot more fun to make that call than the one that came last week from copenhagen, to say the olympics weren't going to chicago.
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the president was surprised. but as yunji said, humbled by the honor. this really did catch them blindside, the white house. i talked to two key white house aides who got the word earlier this morning. both thought they were being punk'd. it's not april 1st is it? there will likely be a paper statement from the president, emphasizing how much work there is going forward. but on a serious note, white house aides do believe this will strengthen the president's hand, both at home and abroad. >> and i want to ask about that. a lot of key decisions being made ahead. it was -- specifically, what do you think the calculation. how does this factor in around the world, when you make a decision on the middle east? on afghanistan? >> it's almost as if this was an act of encouragement by the nobel prize committee. and there will be a lot of criticism for the committee for this. the white house says this will have the tangible effect on their efforts to isolate iran and north korea.
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this will strengthen the president's hand as they try t force inspectors in to the iranian nuclear sites. also, it will help isolate north korea. one said to me, you can't wa up in iran and see the world is moving in one direction on nuclear weapons, as you're trying to move in another. now, will this have an affect on russia? on china? who really hold the key cards in whether or not there will be sanctions against iran? that's still to be seen. another big question, how will this impact the president's decisionmaking on afghanistan? going forward. and i think that's a big question mark. >> again, that's one of the questions, by the way, i'm going to put in a minute, to the director of the committee. back to that phone call, george. i'm imagining waking up the president and saying, it's not what you think. how do you begin that -- you maybe we'll learn what robert gibbs said. >> we'll find out. that's not a hard phone call to make, diane. that's one of the good ones. >> thanks to you, george.
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and a moment ago, i had a chance to question gherlundstad. here's the question. nine months into a presidency. isn't that fast? >> president obama h changed internationally politics. we feel he has emphasized multilateral diplomacy. he hazarded international institutions, dialogue, negotiations. he has inspired the world with his vision of world without nuclear arms. he has changed the u.s. policy dramatically. and there's a whole list. when we have a person whose ideals are so close to the ideals of the norwegian nobel committee, we wanted to give whatever support we could do his continued actions in these
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fields. >> this was a unanimous decision? >> absolutely. the committee has five members from the left to the right, in norwegian politics. and everybody was behind this decision. >> you knew the world would be surprid, if not stunned? >> we knew the world would be positive. surprised. and some would be stunned. >> and as you know, here in the united states, there is an enormous debate going on about whether 40,000 additional troops should be sent to afghanistan. did your committee talk about this, if the president decides to send in 40,000 or more additional troops into afghanistan. does that in any way, have an implication in your decision? >> well, of course. we have discussed the situation in afghanistan. we understand that foreign policy of the united states, has to be a very complex one, with many considerations. but we have -- point particularly to the overall
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approach. we have made our selection. and he has nothing to fear from the norwegian nobel committee. >> mr. lundestad, thank you for joining us on the telephone this morning. woke everybody up in the united states. >> my pleasure. good-bye. >> and he hung up. george stephanopoulos will have more on the announcement, its implication and all that's happening in washington on sunday on "this week." robin? >> all right, diane. we are moving on to afghanistan. we're learning this morning that u.s. forces are leaving camp keating, that's the remote mountain outpost where eight americans were killed. the taliban is declaring victory for the pullout. u.s. officials say the withdrawal had been planned before the weekend attack. as part of the shifting strategy in the war in afghanisn, some bases are deploying new tactics
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to turn the tables on the taliban. chris cuomo, who has been in afghanistan all week, visited one of the southern bases near kand kandahar, to see the stroot ji at work. >> good morning, robin. a line in the sand literally. the region it is protecting against is called the heart of darkness. that's how serious the situation is. but the military is frying something different here, working with local communities, involving them in the fight for peace. and the new way they're trying may make all the difference. an oasis in the middle of the afghan desert. this meeting looks like a page out of a history book. but it could be the future of peace keeping in afghanistan. a tribal chief in south afghanistan, sits with members of the coalition command, presenting a written demand from the taliban. written on taliban stationary. threatening women and children, if a military checkpoint isn't removed. normally, bringing up such a
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request might end the conversation. but not tonight, thanks in part to a new line of communication, fostered in part by a group called the human terrain team. they're civilian volunteers. experts in negotiation, working to bridge the divide. instead of a conflict, the tribal chief invites us to a dinner, celebrating friendship. although still skeptical, he tells us he likes the new spirit of a cooperation. the people of afghanistan are really confident in the coalition d u.s. forces bringing security to afghanistan, he says. the next morning out on patrol, this new approach is on display again. soldiers enter a village securing the area and passing out candy to kids, as usual. then, human terrain team members encourage them to sidown with the chief and find out what his community needs. repairs to the town's well, he says. and helping fix a destroyed school. needs and keys to a commitment to fight the taliban, says karl slaku, a 64-year-old senior
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cial scientist for the team. >> social science brings something to the table, about understanding local culture. >> reporter: increasingly, it's clear this is a battle for the people. and the taliban has been reaching out to the array of ethnic groups that make up afghanistan. the pashtun has long ties to the taliban. >> if the taliban are using a strategy, which is to open up respect and dignity and fighting troops on the ground need to also use the same strategy, which is reach out to ordinary, afghan people. >> reporter: the commander says, the new approach is working. >> if we can have the trust in the population, and they know we're going to be there at night with them, they're going to tell us where the bad people are. >> reporter: the situation in afghanistan is proving more complicated all the time. and hopefully, having these human terrain teams come in, with their own expertise, will help get a foothold for the
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peace process. robin? >> that is the hope. all right, chris. safe travels back home. now, bill weir has the morning's other major news afghanistan to pakistan. >> you can't mention one without the other, these days. more unsettling news from neighboring pakistan. a deadly suicide attack in the city of peshawar. at least 41 people died, when a bomb went off near a crowded market. pakistan is threatening a new crackdown on militants along the afghan border. a governmentatchdog says the obama administration will likely fall short of modifying the mortgages of 4 3 million to 4 million homeowners. the plan that was supposed to address the subprime crisis, won't do enough. and finally, elizabeth taylor is well enough to tweet her fans, after undergoing heart entrepreneur. my procedure went off perfectly, the 77-year-old tweeted. it's like having a brand-new ticker. love you, elizabeth. and, you know, we take this
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technology for granted. but -- oh. even when it explodes. but here's a woman who was born before the television was commercially available. and not only did technology save her life, extend her life, she can communicate that to people. >> she's tweeting. don't put your blackberry down. she's trying to sneak it down. >> still doing nobel peace prize. >> thanks, bill. thanks so much. talking about flooding there, sam? >> we do have flooding. that big pop was probably a light going some place over in this direction. nothing to worry about. we're fine in the studio. we talked yesterday about how heavy the rain was going to be. in tulsa, oklahoma, it was eight inches of rain. but a lot of water in locations. here is probably the bigger issue. it's not necessarily street flooding. but to farmers, having a real big problem with the soybean crop right now. a lot of the heavy rain was in this region, where it would be important to have good, dry
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weather right now. to get the fall crops in and summer crops out. here's more rain. houston, shreveport, memphis. there will be road flooding there. look at the arctic air. we'll talk about it late their morning. 23, 24, 26 degrees, right in the middle of the country. that's bone-chilling cold for this time of year. a very good morning, brian van de graaff here in washington and we do have a batch of showers that pushed through this morning. we have partly sunny skies but
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there is a lot of energy out to the west. we should have a partly sunny and mild day at least for the afternoon. temperatures will be in the upper 60's that will climb to near 80 degrees. there will be a warm breeze with temperatures well above average into the evening. for the weekend, morni more weather in the next half hour. and happy friday, robin. >> happy friday, indeed, my man. now, the latest on the h1n1 virus, and a new study about the affects of the virus. the cdc reports finding that 25% of patients hospitalized went to intensive care. 45% of those patients were 18 or younger. only 5%, over 65. that group is usually at the greatest risk when it comes to the flu. your response to our visit at the cdc on thursday was overwhelming. so, this morning, we have both of our good doctors here with us.
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chief medical editor, dr. tim johnson. and senior health and medical editor, dr. besser. around the breakfast table. when you see the numbers, gentlemen, what does it tell you? >> what it says is we need to take this seriously. pandemics hit children very hard. now that a vaccine is here or coming to communities, people need to vaccinate high-risk groups. children are in that group. >> and it shows the continuing pattern of elderly people not susceptible, probably because of previous immunity from viral infections. >> it's what we expected. children at risk. that's a lot of questions we received about children, especially testing. one viewer wrote, how many children have been tested for the h1n1 vaccination? i read that only several hundred people have been tested and observed for a few months. people want to know about the testing and the length of testing. >> the issue of safety is on everyone's mind. the good news, this vaccine,
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vaccination for flu in children, every year, tens of millions of children have received the flu vaccine. and it's had a great safety record. for this particular strain, the national institute of health whether they would need one dose or two of the vaccine. the safety testing is the long history we've had of all these millions of children who have received vaccine quite safely over time. >> and the results of that testing, 583 children. >> that's right. that's what showed children under 10, need two doses. the children who received that, have no problems with that vaccine. >> still, there's a lot of concern. and it's not just coming from parents. good doctors like yourselves, are telling some of the parents to hold off. and one doctor in particular, this is from a viewer. said my doctor is advising uto increase our vitamin d intake, with supplements as well as vitamin c.
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>> both vitamins have a reputation for boosting the immune system. neher can be substituted for the vaccine, which will have a much stronger stimulus in the immune system. antibodies against this virus. the vaccine, head and shoulders above trying to do it with vitamins. >> and people are asking, if you had the swine flu or think that you have it, do you need to get -- one viewer wrote about, according to her grandsons, they had the swine flu. that's according to the doctor that did not test for it. but went by their symptoms. should they sake the h1n1 vaccine? >> most people did not have specific testing for the h1n1 strain. if you didn't have specific testing, you need to get vaccinated. if your doctor did a test and a good test for h1n1, talk to your doctor. natural infection should provide protection. >> are you both getting the shot? >> i'm not going to get h1n1, until other people ahead of me in the risk line are.
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and i'm going to get the seasonal shot for sure. i'm going to recommend the h1n1 for my grandkids. >> i'll get it. my kids will get it first. >> good one-two punch here this morning. minutes away from nasa, aren't we? >> we are. stay tuned everyone. in minutes, you'll watch live, as a rocket performs a kind of kamikaze mission into the moon. it's nasa, crashing a rocket into the moon. a quick word from ryan owens, standing by in houston. tell us why, ryan. >> reporter: big drama, about teminutes away, now, diane. specifically w, nasa is looking for water in the form of ice. if they can find ice on the moon, that will make it simpler for them to set up a base. something they've wanted to do on the moon for years. how are they going to do it? they're going to crash a rocket that's the size of an suv, into a crater, hoping that sends a whole bunch of ice, in addition to rks and other stuff up. and they can find some ice. that's the goal, diane. >> that's right.
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we will take you to a picture in virginia across the 14th street bridge with two car wrecks reported on the other side. >> look at the clouds of breaking up with sunshine. it is gorgeous looking out there. we will see a mild breeze with temperatures up and we are well up into the 50's at the moment. our maps today show that we have a system off to our west that will approach and will be partly sunny and mild. it will be breezy but showers are likely into the evening. >> we will take a short break.
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president barack obama has won the nobel peace prize and nasa will crash of a vehicle into the moment. police are searching for a gunmen who shot a man who was in his garage the man pulled into his driveway when he was struck by gunfire. he is in critical condition and thhospital. a masked man in dark clothing was spotted running from the scene near goldsboro road. a 17-year-old girl is in critical conditi after being shot in the head at a playground. two men started shooting in the 500 block of edgewood street at 8: 30 last night. the girl may have been hit in
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the crossfire. the first doses of the swine flu vaccine will be available about one hour from now. we have more from kathy park. >> at 8:30, prince george's county health department will launch their vaccination campaign. several high-ranking officials will be on hand including kathleen sebelius. students at dodge park elementary in prince george's county will be among the first school-age children to receive the swine flu vaccine. officials will be on hand to stress the importance of tax and nation. not everyone is convinced him that it is necessary >. >> let me decide. >> others are hesitating. >> if the government says to go,
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i will go for it. >> officials say the benefits outweigh the risk. they are keeping an eye out for adverse reactions. >> we want to find out if this event is real and it is occurring too often. >> the doses received so far in the d.c. metro area are in a nasal spray form. 2500 doses of the intranasal the vaccine will be available tay in silver spring. we will have another news update at 7:56.
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right now, a nasa satellite and its booster rocket, traveling at more than 6,000 miles per hour, on a collision
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course with that, right there, the moon. no accident. no accident plan. this is a planned mission. >> that's right. we're going to be watching it live. robin roberts, diane sawyer, sam champion, all standing by here. by the way, they are sending tweets out, from the rocket, which last said, wow. ten minutes away from locking into the moon. we're right, sam, that it's going to send up a plume of rock. and they think possibly ice. and ice would mean water. and -- >> water equals life. what they want to know is if there was any kind of water on any moon or planet. this is a good place to start. >> we want to bring in two wonderful observers with us. buzz aldridge, in washington. he was one of the first to set foot on the moon. and also joining us, ryan owens, center in houston.johnson space ryan, are we on time? going to happen soon? >> we are on time.
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we're about a minute away, space time, from this huge impact. diane, what an impact it will be. as you said, this rocket weighs as much as an suv. so, we all like the moon. we look at it at night. but we're about to hit it twice with quite the double impact. >> and buzz aldrin, what are you interested in seeing? >> i'm probably going to have to look at a replay because i'll be looking at you. i'm interested in the resolution of what we've been getting from our satellite detectors, to give us more accurate information, as to just what is in the vicinity of the impact area. >> buzz, we're going to take a moment of lence from all of us and let mission control take us right to the moon. >> we should be looking for some signs of the impact on the left-most part. >> stand by a minute for changes.
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>> the left side of the shadow, right below the dimple crater. >> this is science. make the ray changes. mir-1, 1 hurts. mir-2, 0.1 hertz. >> sending mir-1, at 1 hertz. >> and the science team is directing the flight team to just be the sampling rate of some of the instruments, to fit within the one megahertz -- >> mir-2, at 0.1. >> the 1 megahertz signal limit. >> go flight. 0.1 hertz. >> mir-2, 0.1 hertz. sending command.
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>> flight confirm receipt of command. over. >> copy that. >> ryan owens, what are you hearing, right there, from the command post. >> we're hearing that engineers are trying to pimake sure, we c see the impact. it may be a little more than if you dropped a pebble through n the sand. but as we saw from the animation, this is going to be 350 tons of rock. and they hope some ice included in the crater, once impact is made. >> this is the last minute before the shepherding spacecraft also impacts the
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surface of the moon. and the last minute of the flight. >> they're saying they have about one minute left. >> you see, we're inching closer and closer. remember when you were in school, and they were roll out the tv sets in the hall? >> as we approach very rapidly, in the surface of the crater >> they're making sure they have a good shot of the crater. >> still uncertain, what exactly we'll be able to see. >> hmm. got the nasa equivalent of bars and tone. >> fligtd, nir-2, to opr-10. >> these are infrared pictures of the same thing we were looking at in the black and white pictures. >> ready. demand flight send, ir-2, to
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opr-10. >> so, ryan, it has hit. and they have an infrared picture. but i gather they are waiting for the next phase. >> that's right. there's two impacts. the one that just happened is the rocket booster. that's the thing that weighs as much as an suv. that was the initial hit. behind that, about four minutes behind it is a satellite that is going to read that debris. scan it for any signs of the ice. and that satellite will also hit in exactly the same spot. that will be, as we called it, the double-impact. >> what would be important, is the thermal is the color. >> here, we see them. >> mission accomplished.
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>> buzz aldrin, we're watching them in houston applauding. obviously, relieved that this actually happened. how difficult was this mission? buzz, can you hear me? it's diane. buzz, can you hear me? no. we have lost our connection with buzz aldrin. >> they went to the moon. >> we have lost him. >> not only can they get to it. they can shoot into a crater. >> that's right. we will try to get him back later for more reaction. but we say, a first of its kind. we were talking, sam, about the fact that the moon itself is hit so 50 times a year, i had no idea of this. by impacts similar to this. it has no atmosphere. so, everything flying through
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space, slams into it. >> and there were twitter questions, will that harm the moon? no, that gets hit all the time by debris. the reason we don't, is because we have the atmosphere. but there's rocks and things flying around. they hit the moon all the time. >> and we want to learn from that. >> and we will. coming out of this, we should have wonderful data to look at. not so much wonderful weather. >> not so much. let's get to the boards. now, back from the moon to earth. we know the front line will give us heavy rain. it's a continuation of the problem today. follow the front. it's just east of dallas today. more like houston, little rock, cincinnati. even later on tonight into new york and boston. you'll pick up the rain a. and these will be heavy rainfall totals. strong to seve
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and now, to the murder trial of amanda knox. there may be another delay in store for the american college student accused of killing her roommate when studying abroad. we're going to speak with knox's moe, in a moment. first, elizabeth vargas joins us from perugia, italy, with the latest. >> reporter: good morning.
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the eight-month trial is nearing an end. amanda knox will be back in court today, as her lawyers argue for an independent expert to analyze the way police gathered evidence in this case. they are hoping to bolster arguments that mistakes were made. if they get their expert, it could take a month. it could be yet another delay for 22-year-old amanda knox, whose been in prison for perugia for nearly two years, charged with the murder of her roommate. amanda's father, curt, who has spent nearly a year in perugia, is also waiting, for the jury to finally come to a decision. >> looking at how the defense broke down all of the theories and the evidence of the prosecution, i couldn't fathom how they would come up with something other than an innocent verdict. >> reporter: a few blocks away, curt's former fe, etta, and their daughter, deanna, have put
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their lives on hold for amanda. >> i see her becoming hopeful. and i don't want her to through that disappointment, the f they don't come to the correct decision. >> reporter: can you contemplate the possibility that she isn't going to come home? >> i can't picture it. >> reporter: that will be up to the six-person, two-judge jury, th has met more than twice a week and heard more than 100 witnesses. defense experts argue that the kitchen knife, prosecutors belief was used to kilmer kercher. and the defense also argued that no forensic evidence from amanda was found in the room where meredith kercher was killed. >> there is no dna. no fingerprints. no anything of amanda inside that room. >> reporter: whatever the judges decide about examining the evidence, the next stage in the
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trial is closing arguments. but like everything else so far, that is expected to drag out. and even if amanda is acquitted, the long ordeal still may not be over. >> if she would have to be released. however, that doesn't stop a prosecutor from asking to detai her beuse once she is in america, it would be hard for her to be extradited. >> it's a foreign country that has an extremely different legal system than the united states. and until i hear those words of, you're innocent, i just need to hear that. >> reporter: amanda's parents hope to hear those words very soon. closing arguments could begin in just a few weeks, depending on what the judge decides either today or this weekend. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. joining us live from seattle, washington, is etta meles.
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she is the mother of amanda knox. when was the last time you had a chance to speak with your daughter? how is she holding up right now? >> i talk to amanda every saturday morning. she is able to make a phone call. we're all cautiously hopeful. >> her state of mind, it's been two years she's been in custody. eight months of this trial. what gets her through this, edda? >> i think the fact there's always family there with her. she's nevealone. she knows she's innocent. and she believes that eventually, that will come out. so, you know, thphone calls and the letters and reading. that's kind of what gets her through. >> i know she has a lot of support. and we've seen you there often with other family members in the courtroom and how she lights up when she sees that you are there. we talked about on this program how different the judicial system is there, in italy, as opposed to here in the u.s. do you believe that ur
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daughter's getting a fair trial? >> you know, i have to hope that she is. i am really encouraged by the fact that the defense has been able to tear apart the prosecution's case. even the prosecution's witnesses have, really hped us. so, you know. we're hopeful. we have to believe that it's going to work. >> yes. i know that's what you're clinging to and have to. we heard in elizabeth's piece, where you said you're worried about your daughter getting her hopes up. what about you, edda? what about you and the family? >> we're in the same boat. we want to be hopeful. and we know she'll be home. but to just assume she's the going to be home right now is hard because when it doesn't turn out the way it's supposed to, it's just devastating. >> when will you be able to go back and see her? >> as soon as we hear this weekend, about the schedule of what's to happen. i'm going to go back to closing
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arguments and verdict. >> i know anxious moments for you. everyone here showing their support. and we appreciate how you and the family have joined us from time to time. please, edda, let us know, if there's anything we can do. >> thank you very much. >> have a good weekend. thank you very much. you can see more of the story tonight on "20/20," at 10:00 eastern,:00 central. i've had asthma forever. i've had asthma for 5 years. 10 years. i used to wonder why my controller medicine wouldn't help prevent... ...help prevent my symptoms from coming back. i just figured it couldn't get any better. and then i found out something i didn't know...
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update.
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good morning. i am doug mckelway. let's get a look at traffic and weather. >> better news for drivers on the beltway in montgomery county. outer loop side is looking like it is moving at a better pace. this is the baltimore-washington parkway. there was a minor crash in laurel. not much of an impact. we're good at the beltway in greenbelt. this is springfield. gorgeous drive. 66, no accidents to report. slowed traffic in centreville at 50 and 123. 395, not so pretty. to crashes on the eastbound freeway they are now completely gone. the breast cancer awareness walk is now under way. a lot of women are out in their
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pink t-shirts. >> we will see the weather cooperate. there could be some showers into the evening. they will taper off tomorrow. this is a shot from frederick. temperatures in the low 60's. a storm system is approaching. wind will pick up from out of the south. near 80 today with some showers and storms developing. >> thank you. plant ahead if you're taking metro. they are be touring trains because of maintenance. the waterfront and archives station will close tonight until tuesday morning. there'll be no green line service at the l'enfant plenfa
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also, she's considered the youngest breast cancer patient in america. diagnosed at just 10 years old. she's here this morning, sharing her story of courage. and offering an inspiring message. ♪ been a hard day's night and a witness to rock 'n' roll history. this morning, she's telling us all about their hard days and long nights. ♪ but when i get home to you i find the things that you do ♪ ♪ will make me feel all right sing it, girl. "good morning america," tgif, alongside diane sawyer, i'm robin roberts, on this friday, october 9th. this morning, we have a very special est. beautiful hannah. take the shot. there she is. she is remarkable. she's handled her breast cancer diagnosis with strength and grace. and really has become a beacon of hope for so many. and hannah is here. her parents are here, too. and hannah, we have a surprise for you later.
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it's a surprise. we have one coming up. >> i'll tell you. >> no, no, no. don'tell her. >> we're so glad you're here. >> we are. also this morning, meals that do make a difference in people's lives. we're going to tell you how, as we share recipes from a new cook book, called "cooks who care." breakfast bake cass role. corn tortilla, chicken lasagna. that means i won't have to eat bill weir's pumpkin bread. which i did when he was away. >> you're the culprit. >> i am. i left the teeth marks. good morning, everybody. reaction is pouring from around the world, after news overnight, that president obama has won the nobel peace prize. the nobel committee said it selected the president for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between the world's peoples. the deadline was only 11 days into the obama presidency.
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but the director of the nobel institute told us over the phone, the committee's decision was unanimous. >> we feel that he has emphasized multilateral diplomacy. he hazarded international institutions, dialogue, negotiations. he has inspired the world with his vision of a world without nuclear arms. he has changed the u.s. climate policy, dramatically. and there's a whole list. >> the president was awakened at 6:00 a.m., with the news. and said he was humbled. the government of pakistan is vowing to retaliate, after the second major terrorist attack in two weeks. at least 41 people died this morning, in a suicide bombing in peshawar. government there now vowing to launch a new offensive against militants along the afghan border. and u.s. troops have withdrawn from the isolated base within afghanistan, where eight americans were killed in an ambush last week. abc's karen russo is in the region and is learning more about the aftermath of the
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attack. >> when the attack was over, the soldiers were talking around and trying to assess the damage. the fire had destroyed most of the camp. and in fact, only one building remains. most of the soldiers said they lost everything. some of them have nothing, but the uniforms they were wearing and the weapons that were in their hands. >> while the taliban has claimed a victory, u. officials say a withdraw from that base has been in the works. and troops say they killed more than 100 insurgents in the firefight. it is mission accomplished on the moon. the nasa rocket crashed into a lunar crate their morning, at 6,000 miles per hour. we didn't get a good look. but we're told that it was a success. nasa hopes to find i that could one day support a human colony. and nobody ever said politics were pretty but in new jersey, it's getting ugly from the governor. attack ads from the governor. our david wright explains. >> reporter: the sub text of new jersey governor jon
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corzine's latest attack ad, is heavy-handed, as best. >> went through the u.s. attorney. >> it is clear that the corzine campaign is using chris christy as an unattractive, overweight guy, as part of their campaign. >> reporter: in politics, as in life, weight can be an awkward issue. democrat bill clinton, famously battled to keep off the pounds. republican mike huckabee made his dramatic weight loss, 110 pounds, a campaign issue. and barack obama had to counter criticism he was too thin. >> i've said it before. i'm skinny. but i'm tough. >> reporter: even before corzine's ad, polls showed the voters were already questioning chris christie's fitness to serve. >> we asked our respondents to name the first word that comes to mind when they think of the candidates. and one of the top words for chris christie is fat. >> reporter: once they're elected, they may be fat cats.
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but cling anyone fat, could well come off as just, plain mean. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, washington. and that is the news at 8:05. on to sam champion, who has never once been called mean in his life. >> well, i don't know. i don't know. i think there are people who are write in right now and disagree. particularly my sister. >> okay. there's one. >> yeah. that's an important one. good morning, everybody. go ahead. show the science. don't worry. go ahead. go ahead. it's all right. now, you guys made -- you brought fall to us, basically. >> we did. >> and we're going to show some twitter pictures later on today. and next week, we want you to send in all your fall twitter pictures. we'll be keeping up with the progress of fall all across the country. show you theest scenes. the best ways to get there. that's next week on "good morning america." let's get to the boards. this cold blast. i know we've been talking about it all week. you're going to notice it. if this were winter, this would
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be a problematic system of cold air. it's a straight shot of arctic air. the good news here is, is the air won't be as cold as it was. but it's good enough to drop the temperatures in the 20s and 30s. and some 30s. you can see denver getting into the 30s. florida had all of the >> loop 60's this morning. 60 in arlington. we do have some mild air. the wind will be out of the south. we had a couple of showers in the northern suburbs. we will see sunshine break through. temperatures in below 80's. friday, we will fall by into the westchester? in new york? >> yes. >> okay. we'll have more weather in the
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next half hour. diane? >> sam, thanks. now, we take you behind the closed doors of one of america's richest families. it's the trial of an 85-year-old man, accused of stealing millions of dollars from his ailing mother. now, found guilty. his mother, the late philanthropist, brooke astor, who was suffering from alzheimer's. and anthony marshall, who now faces 25 years in prison. >> reporter: diane, tony marshall was convicted of fraud, conspiracy and grand larceny. a severe blow to an elderly man in poor health. any prison time could be a life sentence. the verdict left tony marshall stunned. >> guilty. guilty. guilty. guilty. >> reporter: jurors believed he stole millions from his mother, brooke astor, one of the country's best-known philanthropist. >> reporter: the trial aired the
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dirty laundry of one of the best-known families. she offered millions to everything, from museums, to the homeless. >> it made her feel like she was doing something more than wearing pretty dresses and going out on the town. >> reporter: but in the months leading up to her death, a bitter famil feud erupted. astor's grandson, phillip the care astor was getting from his father and stepmother. phillips secretly filed for guardianship. there were elder abuse charges. phillip spoke with us in an exclusive interview for "20/20." >> there are people who would probably say how did i do this to my father? quite frankly, what i did was help my grandmother. >> reporter: throughout the trial, marshall and his wife were depicted as heartless and
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greedy. a friend of the marshalls, won't believe it. >> i started hearing them described and demonized in the press. this does t sound like the people i know. >> reporter: the marshalls maintain they've done nothing wrong, clinging to each other, after the verdict, which could send tony marshall to prison. marshall is scheduled to be sentenced in december. he has vowed to appeal. as for astor's nearly $200 million fortune, diane, a hearing will begin soon to determine what happens to the money. >> and he could be sent to jail at his age. >> and a lot of people wonder it. i spoke with a former prosecutor, because of the mandatory time, at the very least, maybe a few months at a medical unit at the prison. >> thanks so much, deborah. and deborah bringing this from "20/20." coming up, the amazing 11-year-old, and how she has survived and thrives since being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. now, most, of course, later in life. but you're going to meet a remarkable young girl diagnosed at age 10. and it's so rare, it makes up less than 0.1% of breast cancer. the courage of little hannah, has become a beacon of hope and strength, along her brave, brave journey. take a look.
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when we first met hannah powell-auslam, she was a lively, fifth grader. >> i want to be a normal kid. play sports. >> reporter: but this fun-loving 10-year-old was suffering from a very grown-up disease, breast canser. such a rare disease for someone her age. she is believed to be the only preadolescent with this type of cancer in the united states. >> it should be the furthest thing from your mind. 10-year-olds don't get breast cancer. >> reporter: but for hannah, it quickly became a painful fact of life. a malignant tumor had grown in her breast tissue. that begins to develop in a breast during puberty. but in hannah's case, it caused a lump. to hannah, it felt like an itch. but her mother realized it was a dangerous lump and rushed her to the doctor. >> i thought, how could this happen? i'm 10. i was shocked. >> reporter: her doctors found
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themselves facing unchartered waters. trying to find a treatment plan that would be age-appropriate. >> the challenge for hannah is not the drugs itself. the challenge is, how do you follow a young woman like this? how do you prognosticate or tell the family how she's going to do? all of our data is based on a totally different age group. >> reporter: first came surgery to remove the tumor. then, a mastectomy, followed by the removal of four lymph nodes under her arm. the hardest part yet to come. 12 weeks of chemotherapy. >> you felt like you were sick all the time. >> reporter: her friends and family supported her all the way. throwing her a party when she started to lose her hair. they invited us in as they sheared off hannah's long locks. then, their own, in a show of solidarity. we also joined hannah for her last chemoknow session in august. shortly after, she was told the cancer was no longer detectable. to help her celebrate, we took
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hannah out to meet her heroes. the jonas brothers. a day she will never forget. for a young lady with so much to live for. and hannah powell-auslam joins us live. she's all grown up. you're not 10 anymore. you're 11. and your family is here. the jonas brothers. not bad. do you have a favorite one? >> yeah. >> which one? >> nick. >> you're going to marry him one day. just making sure. still the daddy. you know, do people want to come up to you, when your hair is this short? >> yeah. >> your dad spiked it for you. it looks good. it looks really good. how are you feeling, hannah? >> good. >> yeah? everything going all right? >> i'm excited to be here. >> we're excited to have you with us. we've been sharing your story. but to have you in the studio
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with us means a lot. let's go back a little bit. you found a little bit of a lump. it was itching. and you waited to tell your mom. why did you wait? >> i was embarrassed. >> you were embarrassed? why were you embarrassed? >> i don't know. >> when it started itching, you knew that was time to tell your mom? >> yeah. >> what do you tell kids about when they find something, what do they do? >> tell their parents right away. >> not to wait? and good thing you went and told your mom. i can only imagine your little girl comes to you. she's 10 years old at the time. what did you think, carrie? >> i was convinced it was nothing to be concerned about. >> so, the doctors originally told you no way. >> right. >> they said, it could not be. >> they said don't get -- get cancer out of your mind. it's not breast cancer.
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that should be the furthest thing in your mind right now. >> because of their age? >> yeah. >> our dr. tim johnson says if you have breast tissue, whether you're a man or woman, you are susceptible to that. when they first said no, when did they say yes? and how did they determine it was? >> they said no. they said it wasn't -- they would do the surgery to remove the mast, the growth. and they -- you know, he said i found a little growth afterwards. nothing to worry about. i got most of it out, looks like. and, you know, he called us back in about a week later. and says, i'm really sorry to tell you, but it's cancer. that little growth i found and took out, was cancer. that was probably one of the toughest parts. >> how tough was it for you to tell hannah? >> that was the hardest. waiting to tell her. we wanted to educate ourselves a little bit. we wanted to be sure if she had questions we would be prepared to answer them. it was a few days, maybe a week,
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before we told her. you know, we wanted to make sure we had everything. >> sure. >> we sat her down and told her. her first question was, am i going to die? that was the hardest. >> to hear your 10-year-old ask you that. >> you don't want to hear that. of course, you don't want to hear that. had any given you any reason why? history in your family? >> she's triple-negative. it's environmental. essentially, she picked it up from somewhere. >> i'm triple-negative, too. we share that. we share that. and it's frustrating. it's frustrating. but the courage that you have shown in doing it. i know surgery on friday. more surgery on friday? >> possibly, yeah. tentatively for friday. >> we promised you a surprise. you had the jonas brothers. we know you're excited about being here. but we also heard, what is it? american girl? the dolls. well, look what we have for you. mike and joe are going to bring it out. we have all for you, hannah.
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the american girl dolls. yeah? what do you think? >> wow. >> did you see her expression? we have a gift certificate for you, if you don't like the ones we picked out for you. and -- you can go up. if you want to see them, go look. and also, for your mom and dad, how about lunch on us, there at american girl. is a 12:30 seating okay for you? >> fine. >> you have been -- i know she has taught you so much. she has taught us so much. go wild, hannah. you have deserved it. you deserve it and so much more. yeah. we'll be back. we're going to play with the dolls. with copd, i was short of breath,
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>> heading southbound on 270, we just had a crash. if you're going towards gaithersburg, look at this. we are looking through the camera. there is a camera off in the district 270 southbound close to 370. now we go to 395 to get to the 14th street bridge. delays or across the 14th street bridge. crash two is near the 3rd street tunnel are now gone. we now take you to beautiful weather expected. >> looked at the shot from middletown. the sun is coming up. a few passing clouds. outside, upper 50's outside. the storm scan shows a system off to the west. it should hold off until later in the day.
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otherwise, partly sunny skies. showers and storms into the evening. the front will push through. partly sunny and near 70. sunshine and clouds for sunday and monday. the weekend will be
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thousands of people will get vaccinated today against the swine flu. montgomery county is offering 2500 doses at the dennis avenue health center in silver spring. the vaccine will also be given out to students at dodge park elementary school starting about now. there is a new poll on the virginia governor's race. bob mcdonnell is pulling even further to a hea. he is leading creigh deeds by
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nine percentage points among likely voters. the survey suggests deeds' attacks may have hurt the democrats. metro is closing some stations and the touring trains on the green and yellow lines because of maintenance work. the waterfront and archives stations will be closing from 10:30 tonight until tuesday morning. shuttle buses will be available. you can see a complete list of closures on our website, wjla.com. d.c. residents are mourning the loss of ben ali, the owner of ben's chili bowl. he founded the legendary restaurant back in 1958. before that, he had a very diverse career. >> he went from being a medical
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student to wait dental student, he was a motivational speaker. >> i love ben. >> the restaurant has survived tumultuous times. ben's chili bowl has attracted ordinary people to celebrities to political figures including bill cosby and president obama he will be missed. we will have another update for you at 8:56. ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ yes, everyone is working for the weekend. hang on, people. the weekend is here. >> moments away. >> the weekend is here.
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>> happy friday to one and all. >> do you need a hand with that stuff? >> no. you know what i need is a list. don't you feel i need a list? >> do you make lists? >> i'm not there. >> i make lists. >> i make lists. >> coming up, we're going to talk to someone who is the faster listmaker, and says this is the way to get control of your life. i have to make lists of my lists. people are nodding here. she's a genius at listmaking. >> you feel all empowered when you make the list and you check off the check on the list. >> it's so true. also want to let you know, we spoke with deborah roberts in the last half hour about the brooke astor case, and the 85-year-old son who was found guilty of stealing from her. and tonight on "20/20," the son himself, and his wife, will be speaking. it is amazing to hear from all of them. such a greek drama this is. on "20/20." also coming up in this half hour, katherine cassie.
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she's the editor in chief of "taste of home" recipes. these are meals meant to make a difference if people's lives. we have the breakfast bake casserole. the corn tortilla chicken lasagna. a caramel apple pecan pie. >> they have a story behind them. every dish. i like this look. rolling up your sleeves. >> there's a purpose to this. you're just about hanging out without a jacket. we're doing lawn work. lawn care. our "just one thing." >> we expect to see callouss at the end. >> yes. the beautiful "just one thing" music. now that the season is upon us for fall, maybe you can green up your whole leaf care situation a little bit. safelawns.org, is the group that helped us out with this. did you know that lawn waste clogs up the landfills. about 20% of everything in
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landfills is lawn waste. gas-power blowers, are very loud. electric blowers are 50% less loud. but the gas-powered blowers use about the same amount of fuel and cause about the same amount of pollution as a car that's driving about 100 miles. that's a real issue. how about this? we take if we make less waste. and we're using an electric power vacuum. this will mulch the leaves. i know you thought i was going to blow it at you. you all were nervous. that will vacuum it up. it will chop it up, mulch it in there. and you can put it in a paper bag. you can find out if you're a pickup community or what the schedule is by what? >> earth 911. danielle and jamie right?
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earth911.com. and if you want to be green about it, you can rake them because, josh? >> you burn up to 144 calories in half an hour. >> if you're just raking. and it tightens up your arms. let's get to the boards. show you exactly what's going on this morning. one or two things we want you to know about. next week, we'll be collecting your twitter pictures. here's a look at your weekend fly-by. beautiful weather in the center >> spaceshot with the clouds breaking with sunshine. it is gorgeous this morning. 50's a mid 60's. oh, robin? >> it's going to be a beautiful weekend, sam. isn't it? thanks. and coming up, right now, imagine being a fly on the wall
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inside the recording studios, the homes and the bedrooms of some of the greatest stars in rock 'n' roll history. well, you're about to meet chris o'dell. after 40 years, breaking her silence in a no-holds-barred memoir, whose title says it all. "my hard days, and long nights, with the beatles, the stones, bob dylan, eric clapton and the women they love." kate snow has her story. ♪ roll up >> reporter: name a legendary band of the '60s or '70s. >> starting with the beatles. the stones. ♪ the answer is blowing in the wind ♪ >> bob dylan. >> reporter: chances are, chris o'dell worked with them. that's not a shabby list. >> no. >> reporter: pretty good list. how did you break into this world? >> it's totally by accident that i ended up working at a record company, and met derek taylor, who was the beatles' press
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agent. >> reporter: i think on your first day. at least one if not two beatles walked in the door? >> yep two. paul came in. and i could hear his voice through a wall. it was like, oh, my gosh, you know? and i walked out of the or. and there were john and yoko sitting there. >> reporter: in the beginning, she showed up. became a gopher. running to get lunch for the office. then, hired as a secretary. and then, personal assistant to george harrison. what was it like to be part of the inner sanctum of that world, of the early '70s? >> it felt like you were in the place in the world where everybody wanted to be. and i was constantly aware that i was watching history in the making. >> reporter: there, in the recording studio, when the beatles recorded "hey jude." >> paul came up and said, come on down. we're going to put some vocals on. >> reporter: are you a singer? >> no. that was the paralyzing part of it. it was like, oh, my god.
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i can't sing. ♪ la, la, >> i first mouthed the words. and i thought, there's a lot of voices here. then, i got into it. and it was fun. >> reporter: she saw their lives up close. george and patty harrison invited chris to come live with them in the country. what she didn't know was patty was having an affair with george's best friend, guitarist eric clapton. >> no. no. where was i? >> reporter: you were right there. >> i thought he liked me. >> reporter: george harrison wrote a song about her, "miss o'dell," the "b" side to 1974's "give me love." you know why he was laughing? >> yes, i do. he told me he forget the lyrics. he started singing about about
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the rice rolling up to your front door. ♪ the rice to my front door ♪ >> reporter: she says everything after the beatings was climbing down the ladder. in 1971, she joined the hard-partying, rolling stones. ♪ baby by ♪ >> reporter: you were on tour with them. but then, you started sleeping with mick jagger, right? how did that happen? >> i guess it was part of the job. i always felt like we were really good friends. >> reporter: there was a time when keith richards asked you to go to los angeles, just to get him drugs. but the drugs were so much a part of everyday life, right? >> yes. >> reporter: when the stones' tour ended, chris found herself without a job, or a paycheck, falling deeper and deeper into addiction. >> i kept trying to find the perfect high or balance. i would do a line of coke. that would be too edgy.
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by the evening, i was using alcohol to take the edge off. >> reporter: you could have killed yourself? >> yeah. absolutely. but i never thought of that. >> reporter: for years, she not only functioned. she thrived as one of the only female tour managers out there. but by the mid-'80s, she was tired. >> i thought, i'm done. i can't do other people's lives anymore. m finished. >> reporter: but she still holds the memories. you talk to these folks. >> e-mailing, yes. we're all on facebook. >> reporter: say hi to mick for me, will you? what does chris do now? in the late -'80s, she gave up drugs. ant went back to school for therapy. her life on the road was training for being a therapist now. >> that's one way of putting it. >> quite a read. >> it is. i know there's so much more to that interview. you can learn more at
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abcnews.com. have a good weekend. tackling life and getting organized. i need to put that on my to-do list.
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in our ongoing quest to get control of our lives, what if there is a right way to make those lists that you think will do it? well, rory tahari knows all aboutetting things done. she's a vice chairman at the fashion house, elie tahari. that's her husband. so, you started making lists because you moved 22 times in 37 years. >> that is correct. >> and there is a right way to make a list. and you have said, if i understand this correctly, don't do, as i do, and make your lists in 1,000 different places. >> one, master list. that is key. if you keep it in too many places, you start losing track of everything that you have to do. and the truth is, you want one master list. and prioritize that list. >> okay. you have written -- >> that's key. >> we should tell everybody. it's called "lists for life, the essential guide to getting organized and tackling what is really tough to do out there."
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you can check out the lists. and inspired things on them. i want to point out to people. for instance, a list for interviewing a babysitter. who thought of a list for it? but you have great ideas, like ask a potential babysitter, if you were ever in an emergency situation, what kind it was. and what did you do? >> or do they know cpr? >> and do they know cpr? right. the things we don't think of. >> heimlich maneuver. >> you have lists, and a lot of lists, for babies and home because your first baby came by surprise at home? >> it's true. i accidentally gave birth to my son, jeremy, at home. >> maybe the first thing on that list should be, labor pains, go to the hospital. >> i never got to use the what to pack whe going to the hospital checklist. so -- but i've had friends and family try it out. they say it works. >> to take some of the fear out of lists. let's go through one of them. a list for packing on a plane because you carry your luggage. you don't check it.
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>> i travel a lot. absolutely. >> let's run through it. >> i always think it's important to travel with a really light bag. i like the inside of the bag not to be black. it's easier to see things. i keep in the side pocket, little, small bills, for tipping. you can access it very quickly. you don't have to open your wallet. make sure you have your wallet with your credit cards and your cash, obviously, when you're traveling. i tell people to have their keys. i had a friend who came back from spain, and put their car sees in their luggage. when they landed in new york, they never got home. your carry-on bag. your keys in you never know if your flight is going to be delayed and you're hungry. i carry a power bar. banana chips are a great source of energy. i like to have sand sanitizer because go through the airports, there's a lot of germs.
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maybe you want to have headache medicine. i also think carrying magazines are really heavy. i tear out articles that i want to read while i'm traveling. so, basically, for example, here in "oprah" magazine, i like this story on gift-giving. i would carry that. i want to keep pen and paper on me. obviously, your blackberry doesn't work when you're flying. for example, when i go on a business trip, i might need to make a list if i'm doing an ad campaign. something i have to do with the photographer or the stylist or the model. you know, it gets cold on the airplane. >> i carry socks. >> and the socks, i also -- my pet peeve is going through the x-ray machines because sometimes i don't have socks on. >> i curl my toes up. >> and carry them later to stay warm. you want to have all of your electronics on you. i like to carry a little video
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camera. and my ipod. i have to hear music because i freak out when i fly. if the plane gets delayed, you have your chargers. >> and you're going to need if you're delayed. >> that's right. >> it's an example, how to check your life against the lists that somebody already made. it started because rory's friends would say, can i borrow your lists for that. it's lists for life. an essential guide to getting control of your life. check it off your list of books to get. check it off your list of books to get. next,
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a health insurance ceo lives here. this year he'll make $57,000 an hour. another family used to live here before they filed for bankruptcy. 62% of personal bankruptcies are caused by medical debt. this man is living his dream while this family lives a nightmare. if the insurance companies win, you lose. we need good health care we can afford with the choice of a public health insurance option. just starting off with clean hands so you know. it's food that nourishes and helps at the same time. the folks at "taste at home" magazine, the number one cooking magazine, have a new cookbook
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called "cooks who care." the cookbook features inspirational people that have used a press by to change a life. now, we're joined by kathericat cassidy, who is editor in chief of the magazine. >> this is a breakfast bake. the reason this is a cooks who care recipe and in the cookbook, it's easy to make. ingredients that are easily found, very cheap. and you can freeze it for up to three months. >> phenomenal. you can make it and freeze it. when you're in a rush, you can dole it out. have that. it's the casserole. i love you. >> we're going to divide this up. we're going to start with seasoned croutons. >> it's okay. hands are clean. >> use your hands. >> even i can do this, catherine. >> yes. and you're doing very well. >> thank you. >> now, a little bit of cheese. >> and if i want to make this a little lower calorie, i can. >> yes.
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a lot of the ingredients, you can substitute skim milk, low-fat cheeses. great vegetables. >> take some peppers. swapoff, handoff. color change. it's like an assembly line. >> it is. >> you can get the kids to help with this. >> that's exactly right. >> we know they love to be in the kitchen. >> so, let's move to -- >> mushrooms and onions. s let's get to the important thing, the bacon. >> that comes last. you add four cups of milk. you can use skim. eggs. a quarter cup of egg substitute, is one egg. i'm going to do this. >> pour it in the fan. >> you can take that. we're going to spread it around. a little bit of bacon. bacon makes everything better. >> it does. i can't give up the bacon. >> there you go. >> little thing. >> this is something you can
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freeze for up to three months. bake at 350 for an hour. >> what's the story that came out of this one? >> well, sheral wilson, is a woman from lee high, utah. she had a -- knew a family that was going through chemotherapy. she got her community to rally around. get a lot of meals, pack their freezer. it was a marvelous thing. >> it's that kind of story, using food to help people, in hard times. that's a lovely thing that we can all do. and these recipes are quick and easy at home. >> that's right. >> how are we doing? what are some of the -- >> this is the -- >> that's the breakfast bake we just made. >> yes. >> we have a corn tortilla chicken lasagna. and the story behind this one, allison and larry gilmore, of portland, oregon. pot luck in the park. they feed the homeless with different casseroles. this is a fabulous casserole in the book, that you can make yourself. and then, we have a caramel apple pie.
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>> that, i have to try. >> a young woman named amanda walters from iowa, decided she wanted to help children in africa. a lot of malaria there. she held a bake sale. raised $600. >> inventive ways to use food help your community. we have an ongoing thing with macy's and come together feeding america. we're trying to get 10 million meals. drumroll, please. 5,140,683 meals to date. to find out how you can help and to get all of the great recipes with good ideas for helping your community, it's
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and coming up next week on "good morning america," uma thurman, valerie bertinelli and andy williams will all be here. >> and looking forward to the weekend. >> got a big story this weekend about how folks on wall street want to bet on your life. how long you'll live. >> we want to say how many people that we have here. and we're always thinking of them. paul glaser is our audio guy. he had quadruple bypass surgery
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recently. his home recovering. his wife, stephanie. we love you and miss you both. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. i am greta kreuz. let's check traffic and weather. we begin with lisa baden. >> on the outer loop of the beltway, close to the exit for the baltimore-washington parkway, there has been a crash. leaving landover, allow yourself to some extra time. this is near exit 22. under way to baltimore,
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northbound 95, there is a car fire in the southbound direction. two planes are getting around. this is 270 traffic. look off in the distant. a crash is southbound and has been moved onto the shoulder. ♪ it is going to big a gorgeous day ♪ >> fairly clear skies. a few passing clouds. a lot of energy off to our west. it is moving slowly. it will take us into the mid 80's. partly sunny. some showers will move and later run until the evening. maybe some thunder. tomorrow, clearing. >> thank you. thousands of care right activists from all over the country will be gathering in
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