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good morning, america. a "gma" exclusive. the mother of victim number one in the penn state sex scandal speaks out for the first time. what she says now about the man at the center of the allegations. >> i want justice. i want him -- i want him to be locked up. there's no help for somebody that does this. plus, threats sideline the whistle-blower coach before tomorrow's big game. gabby's fight. we hear the first words from gabga gabby giffords this morning about battling back to health. incredible breakthroughs. diane sawyer has a sneak peek of her interview. hollywood ending for the oscars. a dramatic comeback for one of the show's favorite hosts ever. billy criystal returning to center stage to make us laugh one more time. and get ready for a "gma" live event, as cameron mathison
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takes us inside the biggest baby day of the year, 11-11-11. >> baby, oh, baby, what a night it's been. yes. 11-11-11. so special because it is also veterans day. >> thank you all for your service. >> absolutely. can we get this live shot in orlando? baby, oh, baby. it's been a night of miracles. 40 babies so far. you see the count there. some think that 11-11-11 is lucky. also this morning, the latest on the sex scandal at penn state. i had a chance to speak to the mother of the boy who is victim number one. if he had not come forward, we may not know the truth about what happened.
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this has been a long ordeal for the family. we'll talk to the mom about her suspicions and the heartbreaking conversation she finally had with her son when he was able to say what happened. >> her voice was altered, we should tell people, trying to protect. we're going to hear that interview in a moment. first, abc's dan harris is in state college, pennsylvania, and has the latest on the growing scandal at the university. good morning, dan. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. as the people of penn state prepare for their first football game without the head coach joe paterno in more than 40 years, a really seismic shift here, the investigation into joe paterno's former defensive coordinator is now only expanding. jerry sandusky, accused of recruiting sex abuse victims from his charity for at-risk youth, which he's seen here discussing on the 2007 penn state tailgate show. >> it's an opportunity for me, you know, to have been touched by so many great people. >> reporter: is now under investigation, not only in pennsylvania but also in texas.
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police in san antonio say they're looking into the possibility that sandusky abused a boy that he took with him to the alamo bowl in 1999. sandusky, who we saw driving away from his home on thursday, is now, quote, devastated, his attorney tells abc news, that joe paterno has been fired as a result of this scandal. >> thank you, everybody. >> reporter: joepa, as they call him here, says he will stay away from tomorrow's big game, out of respect for tom bradley, who has been appointed as the new interim head coach. >> i take this job with very mixed emotions. >> reporter: another coach ho has been told to stay away from tomorrow's game, mike mcqueary, the man who says he witnessed sandusky sexually abusing a 10-year-old. mcqueary reported it to joe paterno. but he did not intervene to stop it, a fact that has infuriated so many people that the university says there have been multiple threats against him. but when paterno's firing was
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announced, there was mayhem. police say it was a riotous mob of 4,000 to 5,000 students. they're spraying tear gas. the governor of pennsylvania, who describes these students as -- >> knuckleheads. >> reporter: -- is now practically begging students not to do it again. >> behave and demonstrate your pride in penn state. >> reporter: the athletic director at nebraska says he's been assured by the people here at penn state that they will beef up security ahead of tomorrow's game. meanwhile, the pep rally scheduled for tonight has been canceled. instead, there will be a candlelight vigil for the alleged victims. george? >> dan, thank you. now, my exclusive interview with the mother of victim number one. her son was brave enough to step forward. and she is speaking out now to make sure justice was done and others are protected. at this time during this difficult time, we won't show her face and her voice has been
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altered. her son was just 11 hen he met jerry sandusky. it all seemed so innocent. when was the first time you suspected that something was wrong with the relationship? >> my son started acting out. i went to the school counselors. you know, and it was basically, they said a puberty thing. >> and at some point he came to you and said he wanted information on how to look up -- >> i asked him who he was looking up. and he wanted to see if jerry was on there. and i said, well, why would you look him up? and he said, i don't know. he's a weirdo. and i preceded to ask him if there was something he needed to tell me. and at that point, he didn't indicate anything. i called the school and expressed my concerns. i told them to pull my son down to the office and talk to him.
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and they did. at that point, they called me and said it was very important that i get there immediately. at that point, i already had suspicions. i kind of knew what it was about. >> reporter: that was more than a year after her son started spending more time with sandusky, alone, every week. sleeping over in his basement. that's when prosecutors say sandusky began to abuse the boy. when you read in the indictment what was going on in that basement, what went through your mind? what did you want to do? >> i was horrified. i was absolutely horrified. >> reporter: according to the grand jury indictment, high school administrators had been allowing sandusky to pull her son out of class for unsupervised visits. one wrestling coach said he even caught sandusky lying atop the boy in a secluded weight room. but the mother said she knew nothing. >> i didn't know he was taking him out of classes. they never told me that. >> reporter: why do you think your son never told you? >> well, i think it was a lot of
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embarrassment. he was giving me hints to figure it out. >> reporter: when you did have a chance to have a heart-to-heart with your son years after the relationship first began, tell us about that. what happened? >> we had a discussion where, you know, i had said, you know, maybe we should have, you know, come to this conclusion earlier. you should have told me. and he was like, well, you know, i didn't know what to do. i just didn't know what to do. and you just can't tell jerry no. >> reporter: he's just a little kid. >> yeah. >> reporter: and what saddens and angers her the most, the number of people who seemed to know something was going on but didn't call police, including coach joe paterno. >> do you think it was right for him to be fire? >> well, i think if he had any inclination of this, and he legally needed to do what he needed to do. but in my opinion, yes. i think they all needed to be gone. >> reporter: i can't imagine
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what you must be feeling. what you must be thinking. and how angry you must be. i know how angry i would be if this was something that happened to my kids. do you have any sense of how this could have gone on for so long and be so widespread and never got out? >> i have no idea. i have no idea how. i can't even imagine. i don't have any clue. >> reporter: what is your son saying now about what happened? and about everything that he's seen at penn state over the last few days? >> the students of penn state are not involved in hiding this or doing anything to him. so, he's really, you know -- he's all cheering for the team. but as far as the people who hid it, no. we have no respect for those people. >> reporter: at some point, he will be testifying in court. that's going to be very difficult. >> very. but he's a brave kid. >> reporter: how did you and your son like to see this end? what would you like to see happen? >> i want justice. i wanted him to be locked up. there's no help for somebody who
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does this. not like this. there's -- he needs to be put away. he needs to be put away for a long time. >> boy. that is just so hard to hear. and the mother alluded to it. what compounds the crimes is the shame they heap on these kids that make it so hard for them to speak out. and it gets to go on for so long. >> they often tell the child, no one will believe you. but her son, very brave to step up as he did. now, to politics. your voice, your vote. rick perry is now doing damage control. taking to the late-night shows to turn his remarkable gaffe at wednesday's debate into laughs. is it enough for a comeback? john berman has all the answers. >> reporter: good morning, robin. rick perry is in full-scale political rehab. it's like a 12-step plan. joke about it. joke about it. send out your wife. rinse, repeat. how do you recover after you can't remember three departments
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in a presidential debate? >> i would do away with education, the -- commerce. and let's see. i can't. the third one, i can't. sorry. oops. >> reporter: do the top ten on david letterman. >> you try concentrating with mitt romney smiling at you. that is one hansom dude. i wanted to help take the heat off of my buddy, herman cain. >> okay. and the number one rick perry excuse. >> i just learned that justin bieber is my father. >> reporter: perry's appearance on "the late show," was part of an all-out media assault, a "brady bunch" like appearances. >> if we're electing a betatar in chief, don't elect me. >> reporter: and the next step in debate club rehab, the wife. anita perry on the trail. >> everybody forgets something
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every now and then. but he remembered our anniversary last week. >> reporter: before rick perry had the flub heard around the world, the candidate was herman cain fending off allegations. cain joked with supporters about anita hill. >> did you hear the news today? anita hill is going to come here. >> is she gonna endorse me? >> reporter: the most effective p.r. tool for herman cain right now might be that he's not rick perry. rick perry recently hired george allbaugh to run his campaign. allbaugh was george bush's campaign manager. but more importantly, he ran fema. he knows how to recover from
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disaster. now, to diane sawyer's exclusive interview with gabby giffords. we remember that weekend in january, when the congresswoman was shot point-blank in the brain. it was hard to imagine back then that she would survive. but this remarkable woman is so full of spirit and fight. she and her astronaut husband have written a book called "gabby." and she sat down with diane for her first interview. >> the greens, the libertarians and the vegetarians. good morning, everyone. what a joy to be able to stand up and say it like it is. >> reporter: there she is, vibrant, spirited. someone called congresswoman gabrielle giffords the most positive person in congress. then, seconds after these pictures were taken, on january 8th, a man aimed a glock 19 at her head. and three feet away, pulled the trigger. >> we are following a developing
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story. >> a shooting at a grocery store. >> 12 people were injured -- >> reporter: through all these months, we knew her husband, astronaut commander mark kelly, was there, holding her hand in the hospital. >> how about a thumbs up? >> reporter: what we didn't know is there would be hours of videotape, of an astounding, determined journey. gabby giffords fighting her way one breath, one word, one hard-fought step at a time. there would be music for incredible breakthroughs. ♪ gee, it's great to see you looking ♪ >> reporter: and moments of despair. >> are you frustrated? >> reporter: but it was not just the journey of one woman, it was also the husband, who knew what his wife was made of. >> gabrielle giffords is too tough to let this beat her. >> reporter: the team of medical professionals. some of them astounded. and the mother who remembered her daughter, singing at the top of her lungs with hope.
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a mother who knows she'll make it back. >> i think gabby's got a message, now, that exceeds the political one. >> reporter: on monday night, the woman who went from this, to this. so much distance traveled, unafraid of the distance to come. how do you feel? >> pretty good. >> reporter: is it painful? is it hard? >> difficult. >> reporter: gabrielle giffords, mark kelly, a chance to answer our questions. does she think she will run for congress again? and what does she remember of that gun? the bullet? the day she was shot. >> hearing that voice for the first time. diane will be back with monday and more. you can see the entire interview monday at 10:00, 9:00 central. mark kelly will join us tuesday morning. his live interview. a lot coming up. first, let's get some news
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and josh elliott. >> good morning to you both and to all of you. we're going to begin in hawaii where a tourist helicopter has crashed in the side of a mountain on the island of molokai. the pilot and the four tourists were killed, two of them newlyweds from pennsylvania. a pilot from the same company crashed in 2000, killing seven people. and some dramatic looks this morning at the moment that that 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck turkey this week. security cameras show people running for their lives. there's part of buildings collapsing. and thick smoke enveloping entire neighborhoods. rescuers are finding survives. but they also found five more victims, bringing the death toll to 19. and the senate has approved part of president obama's jobs bill that will companies tax breaks for hiring veterans. the bill gives job training to vets returning to the workforce. the unemployment rate of troops returning from iraq and afghanistan is up to 15% in many areas. and on this veterans day,
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abc news is proud to launch a series of reports called "standing up for heroes." every abc news program today will look at the needs and sacrifices of our military service members as they return home. and later here on "gma," bob woodruff will introduce us to some of the wives and sisters and mothers who take care of our wounded warriors and help them rebuild their lives. and if you see someone in uniform today, please won't you say thank you to their sacrifice for our freedoms that we all hold so dear. >> give them a hug. say thank you. >> look at that. >> you see them in our audience here. >> thank you. we're going to head out and say thank you personally. >> it's a trifecta. it's veterans day. it's 11-11-11. and it's friday. happy friday, sam. >> all these things make me feel good today. happy friday, everyone. let's talk about the cold air. most of ul feel a chill this morning. for northern areas like chicago, it's about time. this is the latest you've gotten below freezing since we've been
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keeping records around chicago. but for the deep south, this is 10, 15 degrees cooler than that. a big chill that goes into florida today. for the west coast, there's some rain. timing out to meet santa barbara this afternoon. and then to san diego. the low does not go onshore in southern california, as previously thought. probably makes its way to the mexican coastline. looking around the nation this morning. nice and clear and dry in the middle of the country. we salute with our little flag on the board today.
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bright sunshine right now. clear skies. cold outside, and temperatures parte 30's for the most in thendchill factor is 20s at times. a blustery morning and it will day.ustery all gaithersburg. reagan national, 41 by now. highs today near 50. most of the day will be in the 40's. warmer on the >> next half hour, we'll talk about the 13 states in the deep south that have frost or freeze watches or warnings out. >> very quickly, tonight, at 7:00 p.m. on espn, the game on the aircraft carrier. >> the rain is in before the game. a dramatic ending to all the speculation over who will host the oscars after eddie murphy
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pulled out. he's back. billy crystal, cracking jokes about agreeing to return to the stage for hollywood's biggest night. and abc's chris connelly has the story. >> reporter: he's back. funnyman billy crystal, has once again put a smile on oscar-loving faces. >> since my grassroots run for governor didn't take hold, this felt like an option. >> reporter: agreeing on thursday to host the academy awards. for the first time since 2004. and breaking the news worldwide via twitter. am doing the oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when i pick up my prescriptions. looking forward to the show. at 63 years of age, more than last year's hosts combined, billy says he's more bernie kovac than edward and bella. but expect crystal to find ways
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to connect comedically, with something unconnected to his eight oscar stints. >> crystal is so synonymous with the oscars, i think people love the idea of him hosting again. and he gets to come in on his own head of steam. >> reporter: member jack palance from 1992? or this entrance has hannibal lecter. it could feature "the girl with the dragon tattoo," and meryl streep playing margaret thatcher in "the iron lady." we can only imagine the looks crystal will have to choose from. for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> old pro back in the saddle. coming up, ashton kutcher under fire. what he said about joe paterno. it may change what you think about twitter. baby, oh, baby. it's up to 41 new babies born in orlando. [ sue ] wow!
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their own events. ins channel 8 will have more up in a fewt coming minutes. here are some of things to beingf you plan on alamance about today. metrobus is running on the saturday schedule. is major track work on the green line. hov restrictions are lifted route 50 in maryland. no marc rail or vre rail service today. we will get a check on the commute. traffic righte of now headed across the 14th bridge if tour crashed at the exit for the u.s. senate. good in southeast washington. first sterling avenue, there was an accident. two-way traffic on the irrepressible roads this morning. lifted if accept for the -- exceptn highway for.
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hagerstown, 41in in the district. -- 37 in hagerstown. wind chills make it feel colder. warming as we go into the weekend. gusty air and cold today. thanks for joining
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remember little baby lisa is still missing after a month. desperate search by her whole family, by the police. her mothers now being interviewed by authorities. we'll tell you what may be the key to the case. >> and baby lisa, 1 year old today. and ashton kutcher taking some heat for his social media meltdown. we'll tell you why he's turning away from twitter. >> that's an understatement after the tweet he sent out. here's "the new york post," what a tweet. >> he was the first to 1 million on twitter, too. may rethink it. >> hanging up the blackberry. let's go out. baby, oh, baby. cameron mathison, at orlando hospital for women. 11-11-11. 16 boys, 25 girls. it will be fun to check in with all of them. it's friday, that means
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bonus "play of the day" from josh. not one, but two. now, to the latest on little baby lisa. authorities finally interviewing her two brothers on wednesday. so, can the boys provide new clues in the investigation? abc's linsey davis joins us with the latest on the case. we haven't forgotten about this. >> reporter: not at all. good morning to you, robin. the family has been delaying the interview with lisa's half-brothers for more than a month. now, a child specialist is talking with them, in hopes of getting new information. and all this, as today, baby lisa turns 1 year old. >> i prefer to believe it is baby lisa's first birthday, as opposed to this would have been. >> reporter: instead of celebrating their sister's birthday, baby lisa's half-brothers are now answering questions. after weeks of delays, child specialists are interviewing the 5-year-old and 8-year-old boys. they were home the night lisa went missing and haven't been questioned since. in that time, police say they've followed about 1,000 leads and still have no major break in the
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case. >> we have no blood. we have no body. we have no area where the body may be. so, that gives me hope that this baby very well may be alive. >> reporter: lisa's parents, deborah bradley and jeremy irwin, have insisted all along their daughter was abducted from her crib. and bradley's father tells "the kansas city star," his daughter is telling the truth. people are judging whether debbie's crying too much or not enough. his daughter has come under considerable scrutiny. bradley admits to failing a lie detector test. and says on the night baby lisa went missing, she drank to the point that she may have blacked out. certain details do appear to support her story. three eyewitnesses say they saw a man carrying an infant from the home on the night lisa disappeared. and this woman, megan wright, says she received a call placed from a cell phone bradley says
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was stolen from her home that night. >> i don't know who answered it or what was said or who was on the other end of the phone. >> reporter: lisa's parents say they never met wright. >> if there is a history of someone making the call by jeremy or deborah, someone must have made that call that knows her. >> reporter: "the kansas city star" talked to debbie's mother-in-law. saying there's no way she couldn't have done this. she's just not smart enough. not that she's dumb. but she couldn't have covered it up so well. >> we'll ask about that. thank you, linsey. joining us now, is the attorney for lisa's parents, joe tacopina. thank you for joining us. how are they going to recognize today as being her 1 year birthday? >> this is a tough day of celebration. obviously, they're really hopeful. they believe that lisa's still alive. but they're going to recognize
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and deal with this day privately. this is not going to be something that they wish to share with anyone. >> it's going to be very difficult. the brothers, finally, last night, met with police. they were interviewed. reinterviewed. they were interviewed shortly after the abduction. any new clues or anything to 2k3wi6 light to police with? >> we weren't privy to that interview. we weren't in there with them. there was a child specialist in there. you know, they answered questions for a second time. hopefully there is something they can take from them, from those questions that will give us some insight. >> the parents were concerned they would be traumatized. there was delay in the interviewing taking place. are they satisfied how it was conducted? >> we were concerned. it's 6-year-old and 8-year-old boys who have been through a lot. and we wanted to make sure that the person questioning these two boys would have the best interest of the children at hand. this is a sensitive issue. the fbi flew in a specialist
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from washington just yesterday. and we think that everything went fine. >> police are saying they haven't interviewed the parents since october 8th. that's a little over a month now. and they would like to talk to the parents separately. what is that saying? >> i'm baffled by that whole pronouncement. this family has done nothing but cooperate. yesterday, they allowed 6-year-old and 8-year-old boys to be interviewed. they didn't have to do that. they searched every every follicle request, every swab test request. they spoke to the kcpd and the fbi. they don't have any insight on what happened to their daughter. the last time they went down there, deborah was told the last time she went down there by her attorney at the time, the police said come down, we have information about lisa's whereabouts, new evidence.
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she went down there. and they had no new evidence about her whereabouts. but it was another interrogation when they accused her. and i think that was overly cruel. she doesn't have answers. what we've asked, our local attorney in kansas city. we said, what do you need from them? tell us and we can get you information. that has never come to us. >> many say the parents of a missing child, they would be willing to talk to police, whenever, whatever time, as much as they can, because they might not have information. >> they've answered questions for 19 hours. it's become accusatory, quite frankly. and we say, instead of keeping the focus on them, there is evidence. there's viable leads out there that to me are powerful. i don't know why the leads aren't being pursued. we had someone call jersey. a quasi homeless individual who
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finished work around 11:30 p.m. that night, in the vicinity of the irwin home. at 12:00, there was a sighting soon after midnight, by two, husband and wife neighbors, who they say see a man fitting jersey's description, walking with a baby with just a diaper on. at 2:00 a.m., we see the grainy surveillance video. in that vicinity, a dumpster was set on fire with clothes in it. an hour and a half later, a separate individual identifies a man again, at 4:15 a.m., holding a baby with a diaper. at 11:57, there's a phone call from deb's missing cell phone that went missing with the baby, to megan wright. megan wright doesn't know deb. that's jersey's ex-girlfriend. >> the police insisted they have been following through on those and other leads. >> i hope they have been. they're honing in repeatedly on this poor mother. >> joe, thank you very much as always, for being willing to come and talk to us. appreciate that. let's get to sam and the
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weather. >> good morning, everyone. fingers are flying in the deep south. and not everyone is happy about this. 13 states with freeze or frost watches or warnings. in atlanta, you hit the door and it's like what? 26 degrees. jacksonville, 24, as well. jackson, mississippi, at 31 this morning. this is a real big shot of cold air and it goes all the way into south florida. it doesn't last for days and days and days. there's a warmup behind it. this morning, you better bundle up when you step out into the south. it's going to hit you fast. chicago, by the time you get into sunday, you're part of an arcing warm air. you got to the freezing mark. dallas will be 83 by sunday. atlanta, 70 degrees by sunday. new york city, 61. all across the country in the middle, it's chilly down south but the skies are b 39 in leesburg, 37 right now
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gaithersburg. chills at times in the '20s. today, partly cloudy, near 50. most of the day will >> haven't done it in a while. >> i know. >> all that weather was brought to you by crayola. robin? >> i love it and it's friday. you know i love it when you do that. thank you, sam. coming up, why ashton kutcher may be calling it quits on twitter. come on back. [ female announcer ] this is liz. who came to walgreens...
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more, now, on the perils of twitter for one of its pioneers. ashton kutcher rose the top of the twittersphere, building up more than 8 million followers. now, he's hanging up his iphone after the embarrassing mistake we were telling you about. andrea canning is here. he seemed so epically clueless with that tweet about joe paterno. >> reporter: and he certainly heard about that cluelessness from his fans, george. kuchar says he didn't know about the scandal around joe paterno. he thought paterno was being fired for his age. the backlash was swift, with fans calling him a moron and worse. 8 million followers received this tweet from ashton kutcher about penn state coach, joe paterno. how do you fire joepa? insult. no class. as a hawk eye fan i find it in
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poor taste. not thinking for beat thing. >> ashton kutcher quitting twitter after over the penn state sex scandal. >> reporter: he backtracked on the tweet. saying he didn't know paterno was being fired in connection to a sex abuse scandal. in follow-ups he wrote, thought it was a football thing. fully recan't previous tweet. his apologies escalated to, as of immediately, i will stop tweeting until i find a way to properly manage this feed. even posting this picture last night. kuchar deleted his message but couldn't ignore the roar of the twitterverse. try to watch the news every now and then, ash. sometimes when i want to ensure i do not screw something up i ask myself, wwakd, what would
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ashton kutcher do. >> he is going to tweet about a case like this, or an issue like this, he should know what's going on. >> reporter: kuchar has now relingi relinquished his tweeting to his management team. the two have showed photos in bed on their fifth anniversary. more recently after allegations he had an affair with a 22-year-old, kuchar posted this bizarre four-minute rant about the media on the website, chimein. >> people can bastardize your relationship if they want. >> reporter: could the latest social media meltdown finally give in to his bad case of oversharing? >> it's not an instance like gilbert gottfried who made comedic statements about the national disaster in japan. ashton is going to move on from this. >> reporter: 8 million followers should not be taken advantage. and he said he should be
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responsible for giving an informed opinion, exactly what he criticized the media of doing in his video. >> and he put up another tweet late last night. >> reporter: it's obvious he feels bad about this. he said, i'm just trying to be a good person. he feels stupid. >> and demi's been a little active again on twitter. >> a little bit. a few days ago, she tweeted 11/11. i don't know if that means anything will happen today or if she was making a wish at that moment. nothing really newsworthy. >> andrea, thanks very much. coming up, josh has "the play of the day" plus a bonus round. and baby, oh, baby. the count is climbing.
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here's "the play of the day." >> well, maybe the largest house pet in the world.
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you're about to meet bailey, who is six feet tall. no big deal. he's 1,800 pounds. he's a buffalo. >> what? >> not just any buffalo. he likes to ride shotgun. >> come on. >> yeah. in their pontiac. >> oh, they do. they had bailey's father, also named bailey. this is bailey jr. >> does he get to control the radio? >> he gets to control whatever he wants. it's terrific. a terrific house pet as long as you don't -- of course, its is friday. >> two-for. >> it's a two-for friday. how about we say hello to this little guy. lucy the beagle versus the family's new leaf blower. this is a draw. an epic draw. he wants to gobble it all down. or blow it all down. oh, yes. get in there, lucy.
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get after it. >> teeth cleaning. >> you know, it's also 11-11-11, a lucky day to have a baby, or so people think. our cameron's in the middle of it all. the baby, oh, baby celebration down in orlando. 41 so far. how is it going? >> fantastic. this is an unbelievable place. nearly two kindergarten classes a day are born here. we've had 25 girls and 16 boys. >> cameron, we'll be back with you in moments.
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>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news update. >> on this friday, november 11, morning toy, good you. washington nationals and it's expected to hold a vigil for from us, who was kidnapped on wednesday. was kidnapped on wednesday. we will have more at the top of the hour. and the cathedral damaged by the earthquake today is previewing a show of construction efforts.
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thisopens to public weekend. with the federal holiday in a town, things look thisiful for us on veterans day morning. things are relaxed, except for the don hanson highway. a crush on northbound the 14th street bridge. is in good shape despite an on the other side. it is beautiful and sunny and things are open. >> clouds and northwest of town, potomacly in the island. minor cumulation way out west. 47 at dulles airport and gaiters bird. in the 30's because of windshield -- and because of when joe, we are dipping into the 20's.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] celebrating service on this veterans day. but we're also celebrating the miracle of birth. baby, oh, baby. in the last 24 hours. that baby just got -- there's little babies just born today. look how beautiful they are. >> 41 born. been there in orlando. it's been called the luckiest day for babies to be born. and, cam, a couple friends you have with you? >> this is sweet little london who is about an hour old. and twin sister, taylor, here. and the proud father, mike, who is being generous and letting me hold the little bundle of joy.
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>> be careful. sam -- >> i thought you were breaking news there. >> really. this just in. >> cam looks very comfortable holding that newborn. and we move on. it's trendy. my trailer is bigger than your trailer. we're going to check out the new trend, multimillion-dollar bells and whistles inside these estates on wheels. >> i'm trying to picture sam's wife. the look on his face when you said that. it was so priceless. >> sam/cam, you can understand. >> similar. big, new project from sting. no "message in a bottle," he's getting it out in a million
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different ways. we start with josh. >> we're going to begin in state college, pennsylvania, with the widening investigation of the sex abuse scandal. authorities in texas are looking at whether former assistant coach, jerry sandusky, abused a boy that he took to a bowl game in san antonio. and we're hearing from the mother of one of the alleged victims. that she knew nothing, even as her son was visiting sandusky unsupervised. >> i was horrified. i was absolutely horrified. i did not know he was leaving the school with my child. i didn't know he was taking him out of classes. they never told me that. >> the assistant coach, mike mcqueary, who said he witnessed the abuses is being told to stay away from tomorrow's game because he is receiving threats. and tonight, a candlelight vigil will be on campus, for the alleged victims. wilson ramos was kidnapped
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in his native venezuela. now, we're hearing from an eyewitness. pierre thomas is following the case. >> reporter: police say they believe ramos is alive this morning, even though he vanished in this getaway car on thursday. ramos was kidnapped at gunpoint, by three, armed men right in front of his family, while visiting his mother's home in venezuela. an eyewitness, whose identity had to be protected, gave this account. they were pointing at him with guns. and the only thing they say is not to look at their faces. >> this looks very much like a targeted kidnapping. and they intentionally selected him because of their assessment of his access to financial resources. >> reporter: ramos is an emerging star with the washington nationals. his power hitting propelled him into the role as starting catcher in only his rookie season. he now becomes the
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highest-profile symbol of some say a growing epidemic problem of kidnapping for ransom in venezuela. according to espn since 2004, three major league players from venezuela have had relatives kidnapped. josh, no word on what the kidnappers are demanding. so, for now, the family can only hope and pray. >> thank you, pierre. meanwhile, police near portland, oregon, have released a dash cam video showing a scary crash. a squad car slams into a car before careening into the house. police are blaming that driver for not yielding to the oncoming officer. this morning, the court has been built, the stands are in place for a one-of-a-kind veterans day event, weather willing. the aircraft carrier "carl vins vinson" will host a college basketball game on the deck.
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north carolina facing michigan state. president obama will be among the spectators. espn will bring it to you at 7:00 eastern. again, the rain is closing in on san diego. rain, rain, stay away. now, here is diane sawyer with a preview of what's coming up tonight on "world news." diane? >> good friday, josh and everybody there at "gma." caring for wound eed warriors wn they come home. we're going to show you more of what generous americans are doing to get their lives back to normal, thanks for "standing up to heroes." that will be tonight on "world news." and on veterans day, we can't get enough of scenes like this. an alabama elementary school was holding an assembly for a guest speaker. no idea who the guest speaker would be. it was her father. staff sergeant mark marringer, who spent almost a year overseas. and this morning, daddy and daughter are getting along beautifully.
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>> oh. >> we got a little tease. >> love those reunions. >> especially today, for veterans day. all right, guys. let's get to pop news, shall we? good morning to you and everybody else. hold on. yep. breaking news. breaking news coming out of england. pippa middleton, single. scott? scott? >> yeah? >> stage manager, ready? have the flowers ready to go. kate's famous sister and her boyfriend of three years have, in fact -- this time it is true -- called it quits. word is, he found it hard to deal with her new megasex symbol status. we're pretty sure that -- that she'll bounce back. thank you, robin. nice. >> i don't have that problem. >> scottie has no problem manning up. >> no problem. so, pippa, call scott. moving on, sting who is 60 years old may be more tech-savvy
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than many of the artists out there, releasing what might be the concert of all-time, a represe retrospective app. the app has all of his special moments. no more "message in a bottle." you'll find it on your ipad. animals and celebs have been combined in a new book called "famous faces." the book photographs the animals in their natural expressions. the makers brought out the interfeline in gaga. they have made guinea pigs out of the royal couple. and oh, yeah, baby. do you think he's sexy? robin, give it to us. >> oh, behave. behave. magma. >> and that's the pop news. >> i was getting into character. i thought, oh, behave would be better than magma. >> finding your motivation. appreciate it.
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>> no doubt, josh. another incredible actor out there, i'd like you all to meet 6-month-old arthur harmon. only six months. but here's athor's rendition of "american beauty." and "rambo." his take on "the blare witch project." and who knew? i don't know which one that is. let's go to the next one. >> that's the horse's head. >> there's another one that i wanted, where he really looks like the godfather. it's okay. it's all right. the godfather wears a diaper. who knew? we tried to contact author and his mom. we were told to contact his agent. that's the pop news for today. it is friday. >> sam, i am, out there with special guests.
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>> we are, indeed. service nation, sir. veterans day. by the way, why not do something different this year? we can walk around. we can say thank you to people. but you can make a big difference by joining service nation. what are some of the things you guys do? it's a mixture of civilians and -- >> that's right. service nation is a campaign to raise opportunities for every american to serve. our mission serve campaign is about uniting the talents of our military communities and civilian communities and do projects. >> what are one or two things going on? >> we have 11 things going on, because of 11-11-11. projects in washington, d.c. where people are going to habitat of humanity. florida, l.a., dallas. people revising community infrastructure. >> thank you, chris, for bringing the gang with you. we will link you to our website and their website. go to gma.com at yahoo! and we'll tell you how to get in touch with service nation and do something. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want the talk about. the quick shot of cold air that
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makes a rush this morning. it's a little chilly but doesn't last for long. we'll get a but you're is a look at the temperatures this morning. mostly in the 30's, mostly. with the wind chill, down into the 20's. we will be near 50 for the high temperature, but that means most spent in thell be 40's. for the weekend, not >> and we are live in times square. robin? george? lara? >> all right. thank you, sam. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." baby, oh, baby. 41 and counting. we're inside the delivery room for a morning of miracles. plus, the battle of the
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celebrity trailer. who knew? wait until you see everyone's from will smith to jennifer lopez, where they live when they're on the road. camping very much in style. and standing up for heroes. bob woodruff here with an unforgettable story about the families giving back. all that and more coming up on "good morning america." ♪ [ female announcer ] introducing kleenex cool touch tissues.
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and the moment is here. the car arrives.
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baby, oh, baby. 11-11-11. it's time for you to meet all of the babies born since our camera started rolling. cameron mathison has been there for all of the deliveries. >> reporter: 24 hours. in the maternity word. >> push. >> reporter: that delivers more babies than almost any other hospital in the country. >> a crying baby's a healthy baby. >> reporter: this is babypalooza. we're hunkered down with moms and dads and nurses and doctors at the ray palmer hospital in orlando, florida, to welcome a steady stream of new arrivals. and today's date, 11-11-11, only comes around once in a century. >> it's a very spiritual day. it's a very exciting day. you know, 11-11-11. no one will forget their birthdays. >> reporter: there's stephanie
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and christopher expecting their first baby. >> this pregnancy has been the best. and awesome. >> reporter: sara and joseph await their second. >> and push. >> reporter: a few doors down, lee and raymond are about to meet their new daughter. beautiful baby adelia arrived. not long after, sadie bell. after being weighed and measured, mom and dad settle into a private room with their new addition. just amazing. in a few moments, you're holding a beautiful girl. >> i know. >> reporter: you're holding her. >> it's so much, to go through. >> and push down. >> reporter: and there's still more to come. i watched in awe as we welcome little layla valentina.
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when layla arrived, there was not a dry eye in the house. how do you feel about her making her national television debut in about 3.5 seconds? oh. took me 27 years to make my tv debut. but we're not done yet. at 8:17 p.m., stephanie pushed madison kate into the world, hours after labor began. dad, christopher, said he had sympathy exhaustion along the way. >> i just woke up. >> reporter: you're not supposed to admit to that, man. we've had four births so far. but the nurses tell me the night is still young. that's, in part, because of tonight's full moon. now, what's this with the full moon? >> oh. it's absolutely true. >> reporter: come on. >> labor and delivery nurses do not like full moons because it does bring in a lot of business. >> reporter: sure enough, a lot of women are in labor, including
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angela and dad, eric. do you plan on staying in the room for the actual birth? >> yes. >> reporter: that's your plan? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: two hours later, true to his word, cameron is there to watch little brother, kasim enter the world. >> oh. >> reporter: it's midnight. and the night shift is waiting for the first 11-11-11 baby. people who plan deliveries in and around that date. >> i think some people have planned deliveries on 11-11-11. we have people who scheduled c-sections. >> reporter: and this gives me chills. if you rewind the calendar nine months back from 11-11-11, you land right in marvin gaye territory. some of the babies probably got their start on valentine's day. and getting her official start on 11-11-11 is kiora gisele.
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her name means welcome. it's after 5:00 a.m., and they're ready for their delivery. 24 hours and more than 40 babies later, the maternity ward is still abuzz with nine more mothers and fathers to be, waiting their turn to wish a new baby a very happy birthday. >> from women and babies in orlando, florida, that's where cam is with a bunch of new moms and dads. how's it going down there, cam? >> it is absolutely amazing to be here, in this place in particular. and to witness this and to be in the rooms. you guys have all been so generous to let me be a part of it. i have to tell you, george -- go ahead. >> we can feel the quiet here. you know, everybody just rocking those babies so peacefully.
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it must be just amazing to watch so many different families getting that joy. >> the sense memory emotions, being a dad myself, that come up. and being there and witnessing new parents and emotions and seeing the birth, the miracle of birth. it's incredible what it brings. a little over five years for me since my experience. enough about me. i'm -- it is so peaceful. they were saying in new york how peaceful it is and how fantastic you all look. we met your 12-year-old older brother, cameron. how is he doing? did he get some sleep? >> he is getting sleep. he is a champ. he watched all night with him. and couldn't wait to hold him. >> how about you? did you get any sleep yourself? >> no. not at all. >> okay. >> up all night. >> sara over here. it was beautiful. sadie bell. you said she slept like a baby. >> she did. she's so good. we're so proud. and she's feeding great, as
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well, too. it's been a beautiful experience. >> i don't know if it's 11-11-11, guys, or because of the full moon, but there's certainly a peace and calm in this room that you don't associate with newborn babies, right? >> you're so right. i should say i have a little baby envy myself. i've six years out myself. tell us a little more of what actually went into this whole project. >> like we've been saying all morning, it's been 24 hours. and we've sort of been tracking different moms in labor. and being allowed in the rooms. and obviously, witnessing births ourselves and trying to do the interviews and bounce back and forth between interviews and labor. and i should also say, since we got here, there's still 15 moms still in labor. 41 births. 15 moms in labor right now. this is a pretty busy place.
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a pretty incredible place. >> it certainly is. thanks for sharing with us, cam. >> we should point out, in 41 babies, not a surprise that girls are winning. >> thank you for noting. >> if your baby was born today, send us the newborn's photo. we'll post it on our website and get all the details at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> that's awesome. a special day for us. now, for fun. "supersize me." it was fast food. and now, it's trailers. they're 18-wheelers. they're wonders. it's the latest trend in celebrity accommodations, keeping stars comfy on location. from will smith to ashton kutcher, the mobile mansions have been making big headlines and causing a little trouble when movie shoots come to town. take a look. will smith's megatrailer is called the heat. he got plenty when he parked it on an already-crowded new york
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city street. >> look at the size of that thing. >> reporter: ashton kutcher faced intriguing questions when he brought his baby girl, as he calls it, to the set of "two and a half men." >> what do you do in there? >> reporter: and simon cowell, the size of the studio, as he calls it. it doesn't matter, as long as it sizes up to wills. >> is it as be as will it? >> reporter: it's become a hot game. and $300,000 worth of electronics, steam showers and tvs hidden in mirrors. this is a far cry from the trailers of yesteryear. these are more aptly-named mobile estates. >> we're the andersons. >> reporter: the anderson family has revolutionized the industry, by creating things never thought possible on 18 wheels. will smith's heat, is probably the most high-tech.
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it's 1,100-square feet. 14 flat-screen tvs. a push-control panel for all the electronics. and all costing $2.2 million. this is big willie's big trailer. >> everything is specialized. touch-screen. all computerized. it's the highest tech thing that's rolling around. >> reporter: does will know how to use all of it? >> he does. he's so tech savvy. >> reporter: this trailer has everything, from a doctor on-call, provided by guardian, 24/7. not to mention a tv for every occasion. if he doesn't like that tv, he can watch the big screen right next to him. >> yes. >> reporter: you hear about stars not wanting to come out of their trailers. now, we know why. door open. you have to see that. >> a full steam shower. a tv right in the bathroom. >> reporter: because you can't wait three minutes to get downstairs. >> watching a football game or something. now, this is the upstairs. >> reporter: not too shabby. >> 360-degree view.
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windows all the way around. you have a 100-inch dropdown screen. >> reporter: this is where will watches "good morning america." >> "good morning america," of course. >> reporter: what goes into building one of the behemoths? we got a sneak peek inside one of the mobile estates designed for simon cowell. this will be simon cowell's home away from home. >> yes. >> reporter: and office. wow. granite floors. >> there's going to be ultraleather. we use the italian fabrics on all of the couches. >> reporter: that was a few weeks ago. this is what it looks like today. now finished, the studio features 3d tvs, imported fabrics from italy. an it stands 17 feet all. all at a cost of $1.6 million. what's the craziest star request you've gotten on one of these? >> a thumb scanner for the bedroom. >> reporter: a thumb scanner. check out the aspen. complete with a furnished bedroom and playpen. j. lo said it was perfect for
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her twins during "american idol." it's a favorite of ben stiller, vin diesel and ryan reynolds. you can buy it for $1.2 million. i love the interior design. it feels like a home. is this his office area? >> it has a entrance. wardrobe can come in. he can have his buddies in here. a $3,000 toilet. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: it is ridiculous. >> it flushes itself. >> reporter: stars don't need to flush. >> upstairs is the bedroom and playpen area. the playpen right here. look at this. mariah carey has slept here. >> is there a button where a maid pops up? >> we're english butlers without the accent. >> reporter: try to imagine, if you will, tailgating in one of these bad boys. whether you like high-tech or country casual, anderson mobile ed states could just have the trailer perfect for you. all you need is a check.
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and the andersons are taking it to the next level. if you could imagine there was a next level. now, there's a three-story trailer, complete with an outside roof deck. so, hope will doesn't think about parking that downtown in new york. that's what's happening in hollywood. coming up, we have thanksgiving recipes to die for. stay with us, everybody, right here on "gma."
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>> life and in hd, this is an abc7 news update. >> good morning to you. happy veterans' day. i am pamela brown. this veterans day, several held to honor our women who have served in uniform. the war memorial, arlington cemetery, and the vietnam memorial will be ceremonies. have an in-depth report. some local business people have idea for georgetown. closing onefavor of areawaterfront block once a month. several buses would have to be this happens. the proposal would have -- is still in the idea stage. town.is very quiet around means it isliday thiser on the roads
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morning. quiet on the virginia side. this morning times american legion bridge, better than average. wilson bridge, complicated. will take you quickly over 95 in virginia. where is everyone? >> it is a holiday. it is a cool and blustery veterans day. if you're going outdoors for any of events, prepare for the 40'sres mostly in today. we will briefly hit 50 or so later this afternoon. the weekend, not as windy, also sunshine and warmer. near 60 on sunday. >> will have another update
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[ cheers and applause ] pretty extraordinary morning here. a couple getting married today. yes, they are. on 11-11-11. we've been celebrating all morning long, the babies getting born on 11-11-11. right back at you, little buddy. 16 boys, 25 girls. and cam has been there all morning long. i heard you had breaking news. >> exactly. it's great-grandma. we just got a text. she wasn't able to be here. obviously, to see little sadie. the first time she got to see her granddaughter was on "gma." how about that? >> that is great. >> i know. i know. good for everybody. >> little, tiny peanut. >> we're so happy for everyone. 11-11-11 also marks one of
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the hottest restaurants in the country. 11 madison park, owner and executive chef, daniel homer. part of a big thanksgiving countdown. i haven't had the pleasure of being there. >> you haven't been there? >> i hear it's great. you get a little granola. >> two, big events in my life. i met my mother-in-law at 11 madison. big day. and i had my bachelor party there. but i only remember one of them. >> got a lot of questions for you. >> i think i would take a mason jar of granola. he's like, no. listen. 11/11 is also veterans day. we are standing up for heroes. how generous americans are helping out wounded warriors when they get back home. trying to get their lives back. we're going the talk about that
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robin. >> bob woodruff is going to be along and talk about that. first, an abc news exclusive of a small town scandal. she was accused of sexting and having physical contact with a 14-year-old. they're telling their story only to "20/20" anchor, chris cuomo. chris? >> reporter: good morning, robin. the headline is enough for everybody. but it's not like that's the story. this is a story you need to watch. not just because it happened, but why it happened. there's big issues at play at this very small town. linda and kevin lusk were high school sweethearts living a simple life. linda, the exmayor. kevin, the principal. their home, a hangout for their friends, including their daughter's ex-boyfriend, richard
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bubba frank. but a one-time encounter between linda and the then-14-year-old bubba, would spread like wildfire, sending rumors ricochetting around their small town. carly lusk first heard about it in the hallways at school. and was surprised at her mother's response when she asked her about it. >> she said, what you're hearing is not entirely true. but i did have inappropriate texting with this kid. >> i was mortified at the pain i caused my family. >> reporter: how did you learn about this, kevin? >> late-night conversation. she said, i need to talk to you. it was incredible. unbelievable. you don't text kids. >> reporter: and the situation only mushroomed. kevin learned that after the boy repeatedly asked for a photo of linda naked, she did send him a picture of herself in a bra. >> it's like, kid asks you for candy 500 times, you go here.
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have a piece. do i regret it? was it dumb? yes. >> reporter: the lusk family says they believe they know the reason for linda's reckless behavior. that it all stems from personal tragedy and a boy. not bubba. the boy was linda's son, taylor. >> she was everything for taylor. i mean, she was with him 24 hours a day. >> reporter: but fate would eventually win on a spring afternoon two years ago. linda had left taylor at home with the other kids, as she often did, to work a while at her handbag shop. by the time she got back, taylor's breathing had stopped one more time. and this time would be the last. >> i just found him in his bed, not breathing. i claim myself a little bit, that i wasn't there. and could i have stopped it? >> reporter: depression is not just being blue and sad. it literally is a disorder that can overtake who you are as a
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person. >> right. i mean, you just -- my son died, of course, i was sad. but i didn't realize how bad it was. my whole way of life was gone. i would get up in the morning and go into his room just automatically and go, oh. he's not there. >> reporter: into in a empty space came bubba franks. a teenager who linda saw as needing care and nurturing. >> i wanted to be what this kid needed. help him in whatever way i could. >> reporter: if linda's actions may have had hidden motivations, bubba franks had his, as well. some of his friends had seen the text and the bra picture. did friends start daring you to push it? >> yeah. every once in a while. i would get motivation from my friends to do stuff. >> reporter: and you, too,
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right? to be honest about it? >> yeah. >> reporter: this was exciting to you? >> yeah. >> to be honest with you, chris, to see the headline for the story, when i was reading about it, and knowing you were going to be here. i was like okay. it is nothing like you think. >> i wouldn't have done it if it was another sex scandal. we need to know why this happened. the problem is not bubba frank. he was a young kid then. there's another kiyou have to learn about, taylor. the special boy you saw. >> the son. >> what linda lusk did for that kid and the emotional toll it took on her is a window into depression. and that's what we look at tonight. >> and her husband sitting right next to her. >> one of the best men i've met. what he does is an honor to marriage. >> and you can see chris' exclusive report, tonight on "20/20." a special "20/20" at 10:00, 9:00 central. two-hour block tonight. sam, another special guest as we honor our veterans today.
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>> talking about veterans day. and by the way, lucille is ready to do the kiss. good morning, by the way. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> i'm talking to you but not giving you the mic. how about that? all you have to do to do this is to make a big lipstick mark on this card. they'll make sure it gets to one of the troops. you give it to the troops when? >> next week. we'll put these in uso big apple packs. and thanks to "cosmopolitan" and big apple, they'll get there before the holidays. >> you can do this at home. and the troops will know you appreciate them. >> here goes. >> yep. that's a good one. that's very good. it's that simple. just a card like this. you can actually do it at home. we'll link you to the website, at our website. gma.com at yahoo! let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to tell you about as you
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step outside. it looks like this, basically. we have plenty of cold air making a move down in the country today. and the temperatures will be on the chilly side. these are your veterans day cities, by the way. here's your weekend outlook. we have a little moisture in the first part of the weekend for the southwest. warming up as we make it through the weekend in the deep south. >> how about some good-looking troops. a little applause, ladies and gentlemen. how about that? and coming up on this veterans day, how generous americans are standing up for veterans day, how generous americans are standing up for everybody knows the best place for a good time is mississippi. and that's only until they visited us in louisiana.
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you are looking live at the university of st. thomas in st. paul, minnesota. all day long, they will be celebrating service members who give so much to our country on this veterans day. some rotc cadets there, marching this morning. and today here on abc, we're launching a series called "standing up for heroes." all across abc news, we're going to report on veterans and the
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challenges they face. and what we can do to make it better for them here at home. bob woodruff. and, bob, you look at some of the heroes that are forgotten, the families here at home. >> it's all about the families. one of the costs of war we don't often talk is the emotional and financial toll on families caring for a loved one who has been injured. according to the veterans administration, there are more than 3,500 primary caregivers in the country. many of whom put their own lives on hold to take care of others. at the event that is very close to my heart, the stand up for heroes celebration here in new york, we had a chance to give back to some of the remarkable families who have all sacrificed so much for their country. it was a rare moment of indulgence for some of these women, who are ordinarily away from the spotlight. >> she gets to feel beautiful and just have some normalcy back. >> reporter: for sisters carla and bernadette, this week's
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stand up for heroes event in new york city, rolled out the red carpet for wounded veterans and their caregivers. >> normal chores are a hassle. and it becomes very difficult to function on a daily basis. >> if she needs me to remember for her, then that's what i'm here for. >> reporter: 140 veterans and their families rubbing elbows with stars like bruce springsteen. ♪ we're going to rock this joint ♪ >> reporter: ricky gervais. and jon stewart. >> what's happening? >> reporter: many getting the star treatment themselves. clothes and accessories donated from sears. makeup artists from dior. hair stylists. the families and the caregivers who have joined us when we've gone through what we've gone through. >> do you have pain right now?
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>> reporter: there's been more than 46,000 severely wounded troops in iraq and afghanistan. others suffer less-visible wounds. post-traumatic stress and brain injuries. nick santoro joined the marines after high school. during his third tour in iraq, he was wounded by an ied. >> i'm not an easy person to live with. i'm somewhat of a pain with all of my injuries and the things they have to put up with. but they do it and help me. >> reporter: his parents return to a familiar role, caregiver to their child. >> there's a loss of memory. lots of reminders we have to put in place for him. it's more than worth it just to have him back. >> reporter: for shane and deana, recovery hasn't been easy. is it harder than you thought it was going to be? >> yeah. we go to therapy. and our families have been through a lot. >> reporter: but the time in the big apple gave them a chance to connect with others with the
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same hardships. what does it feel like when someone does recognize who you are and what you're going through? >> it's amazing. it's phenomenal. i never experienced anything like that in my life. >> reporter: and for sisters bernadette and carla, it was a trip to last a lifetime. >> i'm honored. i'm honored to be here with my sister. to me, she is a hero. and so are all the other men and women. >> reporter: so, you really do need to know that many troops do say they feel invisible when they do come home. so, we're calling our viewers to action today, on veterans day. we're asking you to go o and say thank you to anyone you see on the street in their uniform and send us their pictures. >> we want to get a lot of pictures. a terrific piece. you can just see how much the families were enjoying that. >> they had some really great moments. good relief. >> and we'll be honoring veterans throughout the day on abc. "standing up for heroes" continues tonight on "world
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news" and "nightline." and to learn about the organizations making the difference in veterans and their families, go to goodmo
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and now, to thanksgiving. it's hard to believe, we're two weeks out. i cannot believe that. in the spirit of today's date, 11-11-11, we're going to go inside kitchen of eleven madison park, one of new york's hottest restaurants. who better to give it to you than owner and executive chef, daniel humm, who is author of the book. released today? >> it's released today. >> and has recipes that taste great, look great. and you're going to show us one of them right now. >> i want to show you how to do the best roasted chicken you ever had.
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it's a dish we do at the restaurant. >> this is the stuffing. you're putting into in. >> brioche, lemon, butter, herbs. you put it beneath the skin so the skin becomes really crispy. it's really easy. >> i can do this? >> go for it. >> i don't know. >> nice and ease s. >> that's it. and then, spread it out afterwards. and afterwards, we tie it up. we have a beautiful chicken. >> all right. >> and we're going to put it in the oven for 20 minutes, 25 minutes at 400 degrees. >> okay. and it comes out looking like -- >> it comes out looking very beautiful. beautiful, crispy skin. >> unbelievable. so, what are we serving with the chicken? >> with the chicken, we have roasted butternut squash bread. winter vegetables.
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really easy and simple. this can be great. but turkey is great. but for thanksgiving, you can do chicken. >> you hear thanksgiving day and you think -- is it easy to make? >> it's very easy. it's just butter, potatoes and stock. and we blend it with butter. >> and these are baby vegetables? >> they are baby vegetables. >> heard a lot about the granola. >> i know. >> you have to get over a high bar for this granola. >> nobody leaves our restaurant without getting to try our granola. there's no reason you can't make this. >> what do we have here? oats? >> oats. brown sugar. coconut. pistachios. dried cherries. maple syrup and olive oil. if they have a bachelor party at your restaurant, are they still walking out with granola?
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>> everybody walks out with granola. >> that is so good. can i get in there? >> it's really easy. >> i have to make myself useful. >> mix it up. put it on the sheet pan. >> butternut squash. >> and this is a great holiday gift also. and you will look really good giving this to your friends. >> okay. so, just get it out there and spread it out? >> spread it out. and you bake it for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. >> and that's what you have. >> that's what we have. and at the restaurant, we have them in these jars. and everyone leaves with this. >> that is absolutely impressive. all right. i understand -- can we show a quick picture of your kid. this first baby, oh, baby. look at that. oh, they are beautiful. daniel humm, chef, at eleven
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madison park. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> goodmorningamerica.com at >> thank you. >> goodmorningamerica.com at yahoo! for all of the to war zones. and that can be a problem for a once-thriving tourist destinion like dubrovnik, croatia, left in disrepair by years of war. luckily, people took notice. they helpedubrovnik rebuild and restructure their five-star hotels, and croatia eventually regained 14% of the nation's gdp; a rebirth made possible by the international business and tourism management programs at rochester institute of techchnology.
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for today, honoring the air force, marines, and the army, navy and coast guard. thank you all so much. it will be going on all day long. we're very proud to honor you here. >> thank you for your service. have a great weekend, everybody. all for you. all for you. ♪ three words said in the night before we ♪ ♪ saw the fire it's amazing ♪ ♪ six-shooter came out blazing on the pavement ♪ ♪ keep my heart, baby ♪ i love you i need you ♪
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♪ i want you to want me, too ♪ ♪ you can count on me when you cannot see ♪ ♪ you can count on me >> live and in hd, this is an update.s >> good friday morning. it is a 50 6:00 a.m. on this veterans day. virginia cha now get federal to -- virginia will now get help to repair damage after the
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quake. two high schools have been ofsed indefinitely because damage and students have holding glasses in temporary facilities. meanwhile, here is where you need to know. trains betweeno southern avenue stations until closing on -- between the plaza and southern stations at the closing on sunday. now let's check out the roads the said davis. >> ♪ from the mountains to the prairies ♪ it has been a beautiful ride. interstate travel is working in our favor. an uneventful right, as you can in this camera. is it a beautiful day? >> it is gorgeous, but cool and
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blustery. keep that in mind when you venture out. near 40 degrees at the moment. is gusty, so the wind chill dipping down to near 30 at this time. 50 degrees for the high temperature. into the weekend we will see improvements, a bit warmer sunshine, and also not as wende. >> but today is going to be chilly. we back at noon.
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