Skip to main content

tv   Good Morning America Weekend Edition  ABC  February 25, 2017 7:00am-8:00am EST

7:00 am
good morning, america. president trump ratcheting up his war on the media. >> they shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name. >> so why did the white house organize a briefing insisting officials be quoted anonymously. and the new question this morning, did the white house ask key members of congress to counter stories about alleged contact between trump associates and russian officials. deadly nerve agent. the killer chemical used to assassinate the half brother of the north korean leader. the u.s. condemning the use of a weapon of mass destruction and how much one of the female suspects claims she was paid to carry out the attack. and why she thought it was only harmless oil. wild shootout. look at t
7:01 am
the quiet neighborhood turned into a crime scene. this carriedled with bullets, casings littering the street. the woman holding police at bay. why police say they were forced to open fire here. and all about oscar. the major tough competition with suspense building. the categories to watch that could hold huge clues. >> still feels completely surreal. >> on the night's biggest awards show. hey, good morning and we start here with president trump ramping up his attacks on the media overnight. >> in a late night tweet the president saying, quote, fake news media knowingly doesn't tell the truth, a great danger to our country. >> yeah, this came just hours after the president spoke to a group of conservative activists saying reporters should not be allowed to quote anonymous sources. >> but this
7:02 am
post" reporting the trump administration recruited members of the intelligence community to counter stories about trump associates, ties to russia and some of those officials spoke to reporters anonymously. >> all this is happening as the democrats gather in atlanta to elect a new party chair. they're trying to chart a course forward in the age of trump. many angles to cover this morning and we kick it off with abc's david kerley who is at the white house, david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the attacks by the president and his white house continued and underlying all this are the investigations of possible contacts between the trump campaign and russian officials. facing stories and investigations about alleged ties to russia, this morning president trump and his white house are again targeting journalists. >> i call the fake news the enemy of the people and they are. they are the enemy of the people. because they have no sources. they just make them up. >> reporter: the president
7:03 am
york times" story saying his campaign had numerous contacts with russian intelligence. >> i'm against the people that make up stories and make up sources. they shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name. >> reporter: a white house source ironically requiring anonymity says the chief of staff was told by an fbi official that the story was not true but when reince priebus asked the fbi to say so publicly, the bureau declined and the president questioned the bureau in tweets saying, the fbi is totally unable to stop the national security leakers. they can't even find the leakers within the fbi itself. and this morning, a "washington post" report saying the trump administration reportedly tried to enlist other politicians to quiet the russian stories. the president set aside that controversy to bask in the bright lights of cpac, having co-opted much of the conservative movement which did not warm to him
7:04 am
election. >> the core conviction of our movement is that we are a nation that put and will put its own citizens first. >> reporter: but more conflict just hours later after the president signs an executive order to study reducing regulation, the press secretary held an off camera briefing in his office but left major news outlets out which are cecilia vega asked sean spicer about. >> but why not offer -- >> because there's 3,000 people credentialaled. >> but there are six -- >> no, there's not six. no, actually that is false. to say that there are six, maybe six that reached out to you. >> reporter: among those not allowed in or excluded were "new york times," the president has nothing on his calendar today, dan and paula. tomorrow the governors from the country are here for a grand ball. >> david, thank you and we've got a powerhouse pair of politil
7:05 am
in washington and matthew dowd who is in austin, texas. good morning toette bo of you. cokie, let me start with you. we're watching the trump administration escalate the attacks on the media. what's the strategy here and is it likely to work? >> well, it works for the people who love donald trump and hate the media and that's an awful lot of americans. the fact is is that it puts the media in a difficult situation because every day we're forced to say here's what he said that isn't true. and then people say, well, he says that's fake news and then people start to say, well, who is right here? and that becomes very difficult. >> matt, do you think this is a winning strategy? >> i think in the short term it helps him because it undermines the press and anybody that tries to have some factual dispute with him. donald trump for the last two years has to have somebody to post up against. he had it with the republicans when he ran in the primary. he had it with hillary clinton and now he wants to create it
7:06 am
he does not want to stand unto himself because he doesn't want that kind of introspection on him. >> okay, guys, let's shift gears and talk about russia because senate majority leader mitchell mcconnell said recently it's highly likely an investigation will be launched. probes are intensifying but the white house says any insinuation of possible contacts between trump associates and russia is a witch-hunt. what's your view? >> an investigation obviously it will be launched. what's unsettling to put it mildly about the stories today are that one of the people or two of the people enlisted by the white house to try to knock down the stories are the heads, the republican heads of the senate and house intelligence committees and those would be the bodies doing the investigations unless they set up a separate commission which they've said they don't want to do, that they want the intelligence committees to do the investigation. well, if the white house already
7:07 am
story here, what kind of investigation does that become? >> matt. >> well, in the land of oz sometimes you do find a witch in a witch-hunt and i think -- it's been a cloud hanking over donald trump for his entirety of his campaign and obviously we know that from our intelligence agencies russia was involved in hacking into our election and in releasing information that affected our election in some way. donald trump and his people, there's relationships that exist so the senate and house need to investigate this and we'll see over time what all is involved. >> finally the democrats gathered today to elect a new party chair, hillary clinton's been cheering them on from the sidelines in a slick new video released yesterday and seems like the choice the party faces whether to go into all-out war mode with trump or as many are demanding or whether to find areas where they can cooperate so, cokie, let me start with you. what's the better strategy for the democrats. >> i don't think they have a whole lot of choice here. i
7:08 am
republicans said all through the campaign nothing brings you together like winning, which we saw yesterday with trump and cpac. nothing divides you more than losing and that's where the democrats are. they're very divided. everybody blaming everybody else for their loss. but the grass roots have taken over and want to be active. it's instructive that the person that the leaders. the party have chosen to respond to the president on tuesday is former governor of kentucky brashear who is very much a moderate. i'm not sure how that's going to play with the democratic base. >> and, matt, do you want to follow up on that? >> sure, i think the democrats would be much better positioned, yes, create a resist fans to whatever they don't like but be thoughtful about it but in the end the problem for them isn't donald trump and the republicans. the problem for them is their brand, their own brand and own candidates that don't seem to have a capacity to connect with the american public
7:09 am
especially those industrial midwest states and electing a chairperson in this is like saying it will solve their problem is a little like saying the head of marketing is the reason why the cubs won. it wasn't the reason why the cubs won. they won because they had players. the democrats need to get perfect players. >> perfect way to end it. >> always about sports. >> i don't even know much about sports and got that one. thank you very much both of you. we really appreciate it. >> all you need to know is the cubs won the world series. all right, cokie and matt, thank you. a deadly shooting near kansas city and mosque fire in tampa are being investigated as possible hate crimes and a widow saying her husband was meeting a friend when gunned down and eva pilgrim is covering them for us this morning. good morning, eva. >> reporter: it seems like one after another different times of day, different targets, different states, the one thing they all have in common, they are all now being investigated as possible hate crimes.
7:10 am
possible hate crimes putting many on edge. this morning the wife of a man killed in a busy kansas sports bar speaking out. >> he was just enjoying his glass of beer. >> reporter: authorities say the shooter adam purinton targeted two he described as two middle eastern men. >> even though the guy was talking to discriminately about his waist -- >> i've got two down. >> reporter: purinton now behind bars and the fbi investigating whether this was a hate crime. >> not everyone is a muslim. >> reporter: authorities watching 917 active hate groups as they track recent hate crimes across the country. during the last week, waves of bomb threats temporarily shutting down jewish community centers across the country. 69 threats at 54 jccs since the beginning of this year. a
7:11 am
missouri vandalized. headstones left in disarray just outside tampa a fire at a mosque friday being investigated as a possible hate crime. >> maybe did it to discourage us but this makes us much stronger. >> reporter: authorities say someone started the fire at one of the doors, no one was hurt but the building was damaged. now, authorities now looking at security cameras hoping this he will provide clues as to who started that mosque fires. members say there have been occasional hate-filled media posts. now new details in that bizarre ailey ii assassination of kim jong-un's half brother which played out as you can see on surveillance cameras and now hearing one of the female suspects was paid just $90 to carry out this attack which involved vx nerve agent and alex marquardt is on the story from our london bureau. alec, good morning to you.
7:12 am
in cash that suspect said to rob what she claimed she thought was baby oil on the face of kim jong-nam. instead it was one of the deadliest chemical weapons on the planet. north korea has denied any role in this murder which raises new concerns about the extent of their weapons arsenal and how they may use it against their enemies. the brazen killing in one of the world's busiest airports taking an even darker turn with the revelation that the chemical used was the rare nerve agent vx. >> it's exceptionally -- it's one of the most lethal creations that man has ever come up with. >> reporter: vx is classified as chemical weapon of mass destruction. the two female suspects believed to have rub id it on their hands before smothering it on the face of kim jong-nam, the estranged older half brother of kim jong-un. vx has no odor or taste. a minuscule amount will trigger uncontrollable muscle contractions, confusion,
7:13 am
in death or paralysis. as kim arrives at the airport you can see a woman lunging at her target quickly rubbing his face before escaping. a second woman was also involved. one of the female suspects from indonesia claims she thought she was participating in a tv prank show for which she was allegedly paid around $90 to rub an oil on kim's face. kim alerted airport authorities then collapsed. the assailant said to have washed their hands, one of them vomiting but otherwise unaffected. >> the amount they put on that individual's face would have been enough to have killed tens of people if not hundreds of people if actually sort of dispersed properly. >> reporter: malaysian authorities will carry out a sweep in that terminal for any remaining radioactive or chemical elms. this use of vx has been widely condemned including by american officials, a pentagon spokesman calling it a very real threat. this is tack sending a clear message about the brutal lengths
7:14 am
go. >> all right, alex marquardt reporting for us, thank you. back in home the wild shoot-out and the search for two burglary suspects and adrienne bankert has the details. >> reporter: the wild scene in a quiet texas neighborhood caught on camera. >> it was scary. >> reporter: one woman dead and man in custody after a massive shoot-out with police friday afternoon. casings littering the asphalt, the suspect's carriedled with dozens of holes after authorities say the 33-year-old woman shot at officers during a stand off. >> that's when you hear 20 guns go off. >> reporter: the hail of gunfire that followed captured by a neighbor in this cell phone video. according to police the altercation started early friday. officers attempting to arrest the unidentified woman for a burglary warrant. but the suspect speeding off leading officers on a high-speed
7:15 am
miles away on this suburban street. s.w.a.t. teams arriving on scene attempting to negotiate with the woman for nearly half an hour. >> i just can't believe that it went as far as it d i was out there expecting to see somebody get wrestled to the ground and not killed. >> reporter: and, again, you can tell from that video this was all playing out in a suburb. people are on the street getting back from the store unloading groceries when they see this procession of police vehicle, s.w.a.t. team, really concerning. police have still not released the name of that suspect but some good news. the officers were not injured in that shoot-out. >> what a harrowing story. appreciate it. a lot of other news and for that as always it's over to dr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> hey, dan, good morning to you and paula. robert. good morning, everyone. we begin in pennsylvania where an amber alert covering three states ended with a little girl found safe and the alleged murder of her mother under arrest. oscar hernandez is accused of killing the mother, his former girlfriend at their home in connecticut and taking o
7:16 am
he was captured after a chase. that ended with his car crashing. immigration says hernandez was deported to his native el salvador in 2013. breaking overnight reports of a wave of suicide bombing attacks in syria. syrian media say a number of explosions hit a security compound in the city of homs. the human rights group says at least 14 people were killed. homs is syria's third largest city mostly under government control. back at home stocks edged up a little bit on friday. enough for the dow to set another record high. the index finishing at 20,821. that made 11 straight days that the dow established a new peak and that is a new record. here in new york, a warm reception for former president barack obama when he turned up in public. a crowd gathering and cheering when mr. obama was spotted at a starbucks in manhattan friday. later he and daughter malia attended "the price," an arthur
7:17 am
bouncing back from adversity. a florida man finished a half marathon less than a month after he nearly died of a heart attack while running in that race. in january, craig smith collapsed a little more than halfway through the race. several nurses who were there gave him cpr, saving his life on friday. smith returned to the spot where he fell and walked the rest of that route. how about that? i think it was 27 days after he was felled by a heart attack back and walking the route. >> good for him. >> it was. >> rob, so hearing about treacherous weather brack in the midwest. >> we had this record heat and now we have thunderstorms that are push nothing that so some of them became severe. this is what happened in indiana yesterday. greensburg, yeah, quarter-inch-side hail making driving difficult. also difficult driving on the back side of this storm which had a big-time snow. matter of fact closed interstate west of lincoln, nebraska. but a bit of a mess. in some spots ove
7:18 am
snow falling, generally speaking, though, a swath of about a foot north of lincoln to green bay, the snow is winding down but this line, ribbon of thunderstorms could become severe later on today in the way of some hail and gusty winds along the highly populated i-95 corridor. timing is between 3:00 p.m. and about 8:00 p.m. tonight and see hail and damaging winds. more records expected to fall today. dozens yesterday. for the month about 5,000 record highs have occurred and here are some of the all-time records for february. 81 in louisville. 78 in columbus, ohio, even boston, 73 degrees, yes, it is february. hope you enjoyed this. co the chance for some severe storms later today in the d.c. area. this is the line we're
7:19 am
western p.a. getting hit with some rain. the line is going to reordering west of the mountains with pockets of rainfall and wind and heavier big day tomorrow. oscars in l.a. a chance for rain and they are running at daytona. >> what are they running. >> the daytona 500. >> i just loved how you said it. >> hard to understand with a southern accent. >> it comes out once in a while. >> i didn't know what you said. >> winter is not over basically. >> not quite, yeah, not quite. it's coming back next week. >> i shouldn't have assembled my outdoor patio furniture yesterday. >> we'll meet you there. >> you mentioned the treacherous weather in the midwest. much better story coming out of the midwest. a small town in indiana is on a big high with the powerball mystery. who bought the single winning ticket to a gigantic jackpot.
7:20 am
>> i got so excited. >> your story was so exciting about this. >> are you going to start -- >> this is like a big game of guess who, everybody. >> wow, diane. >> but, it is. >> i feel like we've walked on to the set of "steel magnolias." >> where is the oscar, everybody? >> this is like -- it's a giant game of guess who. 180 days to claim the prize but everyone in lafayette, indiana, is dying to know who they are now and how they plan to spend that $435 million prize. >> this is powerball. >> reporter: someone in the hoosier state is $435 million richer this morning. >> i hope you have your tickets. >> reporter: but officials say it's still a mystery who in the small town of lafayette holds the winning numbers. >> the powerball ticket. >> reporter: melinda carter manager of the lucky store says even she doesn't know would bought it but like the rest of the country she can't wait to
7:21 am
excitement. it really is. we just hope they come through and tell us who they are. >> reporter: the jackpot is one of the ten biggest in powerball history and people here are hoping the money is well spent. >> i hope they use it for a good cause. hopefully charitable donations. >> carter says the good news comes at a time when it's needed. >> i think it brings a positive note for everything that's going on right now. i mean i know there's a lot of things that are really bad going on but like for having a power ball winner here in lafayette, indiana, it's amazing. >> now, another layer, the ticket may have been bought by someone passing through the town rather than -- >> oh. >> from the town. here's the other thick, indiana law allows jackpot winners to remain anonymous. so we may never know who won. >> be funny if the winner doesn't even know. threw it away. >> i hope they do. >> anybody at the desk in la
7:22 am
lafayet lafayette, indiana. >> my husband is around there. >> i should ask my in-laws. >> if they buy a bentley. >> all of a sudden paula will have a better relationship with them. coming up a key role in the sex assault case against bill cosby. would will and will not be allowed to testify. keep it here. "good morning america" is brought to you by green mountain coffee, packed with goodness. c, told in the time it takes to brew your cup. let's take a trip to la plata, colombia. this is boris calvo. that's pepe. boris doesn't just grow good coffee, boris grows mind-blowing coffee. and because we pay him a fair price, he improves his farm to grow even better coffee and invest in his community, which makes his neighbor, gustavo, happy. that's blanca. yup, pepe and blanca got together. things happen. all this for a smoother tasting cup of coffee. green mountain coffee. packed with goodness.
7:23 am
disney resort hotel. so imagine... complimentary rides to and from the park... even extra time with your family in the park. and right now, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select walt disney world resort hotels. so if you're not staying here, just think what you might be missing. c'mohappy birthday! i survived a heart attack. i'm doing all i can to keep from having another one. and i'm taking brilinta. for people who've been hospitalized for a heart attack. i take brilinta with a baby aspirin. no more than one hundred milligrams as it affects how well it works. brilinta helps keep my platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. brilinta reduced the chance of another heart attack. or dying from one. it worked better than plavix. don't stop taking brilinta without talking to your doctor since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death.
7:24 am
or bleeding more easily, or serious, sometimes fatal bleeding. don't take brilinta if you have bleeding, like stomach ulcers, a history of bleeding in the brain, or severe liver problems. tell your doctor about bleeding, new or unexpected shortness of breath, any planned surgery, and all medicines you take. talk to your doctor about brilinta. i'm doing all i can. that includes brilinta. if you can't afford your medication, astra zeneca may be able to help. good is in every blue diamond almond.
7:25 am
there's no stopping it. blue diamond almonds. get your good going. [phey dad.g] hey sweetie, how was your first week? long. it'll get better. i'm at the edward jones office, like sue suggested. thanks for doing this, dad. so i thought it might be time to talk about a financial strategy. you mean pay him back? knowing your future is about more than just you. so let's start talking about your long-term goals. multiplied by 14,000 financial advisors, it's a big deal. and it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. with not food, become food? thankfully at panera, 100% of our food is 100% clean. no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors. panera. food as it should be. wiskin and nails you'll enjoy nutrients for lustrous hair...
7:26 am
and biotin for healthy nails... ♪ so no matter what happens,... you'll still feel beautiful. nature's bounty hair, skin and nails. better off healthy.
7:27 am
well, we have the threat for some severe storms later today. a slight risk does include the d.c. area. anywhere we see the shades of yellow behind me. this is a line of showers we're tracking behind you. heavy rainfall in western pennsylvania. once the line gets east of the mountains it's supposed to
7:28 am
bring in gusty storms. some of the wind gusts in excess of 35-40 miles per hour and behind this, we're following much, much cooler. take a look at our temperatures starting this evening. we'll be in the 50s. not too bad by 7:00, by the time we wake up tomorrow morning, in the 30s we go. winter definitely returning for the later half of the weekend. we want to make sure we have those heavy winter jackets tomorrow. exercise caution this afternoon and pay attention to the sky. z29kuz zstz
7:29 am
y29kuy ysty
7:30 am
hey, welcome back to saturday morning on "good morning america." president trump on the attack again going after the media overnight. the president tweeting that the fake news media is a great danger to the country. earlier the president told conservative activists that reporters should not be allowed to quote unnamed sources. right now flood cleanup. people in california trying to repair damage and get rid of mud this weekend after heavy rains and flooding hit parts of the state. meantime, california governor jerry brown is calling for his state to spend more than $430 million on flood control projects. also this morning, massive data breach. a cybersecurity company says more than 3,000 websites and apps may have been unknowingly leaking their customers' data for a month. uber, fitbit and
7:31 am
okcupid all affected and the chances of this happening to you are low but you should still go ahead and reset your passwords which has to be one of the most painful things to do. i know it's probably okcupid that -- >> yes. >> just so you know i'm married. >> happily. >> he loves you, bianca. let's move it on before i get the divorce papers delivered right here to the set. coming up on "gma" counting down to oscar. who are some of the big contenders? return chris connelly will break it down and says we should expect some surprises. there's a shot of "moana." we'll talk about how "moana" fits into it all. what could be a critical ruling in bill cosby's sex assault case. >> 13 additional women want to testify but a judge is determining how many will indeed take the stand and abc's marci gonzalez is covering it for us from our l.a. bureau. marci. >> reporter: a judge ruling friday only one additional
7:32 am
cosby's sexual assault trial this june. saying in a one-page ruling that he carefully weighed the possible probative value of their testimony against the potential prejudice to cosby. >> this was certainly the most anticipated ruling. it's a substantial and significant loss for the prosecution. we still believe that no accusations from third parties should be admissible in the trial. >> reporter: cosby's lawyers have been fighting to keep his procession of accusers out of court. the women alleged i drugged and sexually assaulted them. something he denies. the defense is arguing the women's memories are tainted by time and prejudiced by media coverage. but the prosecution says this ruling is important as the jury will now be allowed to assess evidence that is relevant to establishing a common plan, scheme and design of sexual abuse. >> while this is a win for the defense, i don't necessarily think that it is a loss for the
7:33 am
focus on the crime, keep it simple and not have jurors feel that he is being piled on with all of these incidents. >> the 79-year-old tv star has pleaded not guilty to accusations of sexually assaulting former temple university employee andrea constand at his suburban philadelphia home in 20004. the ruling is one of two key pretrial issues in the case. the judge ruling earlier that the jury can hear cosby's damaging testimony from constand's 2005 lawsuit. and cosby is free on a million dollars bail. he is expected back in court on monday for the start of a hearing during which a judge will consider his request to either select a jury from a different county or move the trial to a different location. dan and paula. >> lots to come on this case, marci, thank you. let's get it back to rob now for another look at the weather and you're moving from a southern accent to an irish brogue for this. >> i don't know. now we go midwest so get a flat a going for i
7:34 am
says the michigander. >> pretty incredible stuff. there's oshkosh. lake winnebago. the ice shoves which happen usually late march are beautiful but can be damaging when it begins to weaken because of warm weather and strong winds that piles up that lake ice on the western shores and that's -- wow that is really piling up so just another sign that we are experiencing an credity warm february but it's going tomorrow. the windchills back to ryal. going to feel like 16 in chicago. 29 in atlanta and 31 degrees in new york city. so winter cannot quite be done yet, especially chicago, 32 and oscars are tomorrow. a couple of showers but not nearly the rain that they >> we're tracking severe weather later today. a slight risk does include the
7:35 am
this weather report is brought to you by prudential and a sports programming note, people time continues, tune in to see the chicago bills -- bull, excuse me take on the cavaliers from cleveland, 8:30 eastern on abc. by the way, buffalo also set a record. >> the buffalo bulls. >> lost on dan. supply love tennis. one of my spafrts sports. coming up the road to the oscars, battle royale. who are the favorites? amal clooney and the first signs of her twin babies -- is she pregnant? yep, there's a baby bump. ahead in "pop news." most on these balloons. ings they lo travel with my daughter. roller derby. ♪ now give up half of 'em. do i have to?
7:36 am
oice we could face when we retire. but, if we start saving even just 1% more of our annual income... we could keep doing all the things we love. prudential. bring your challenges. only abreva can heal it in as few as two and a half days when used at the first sign. it penetrates deep and starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells.. don't tough it out, knock it out, fast. abreva. a film based on a play,ased on a book, even a film based on a real event.
7:37 am
but we've never seen a film based on a walmart receipt. quiet on set. everybody on their marks. roll sound. roll camera. and action. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me, and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a medication... ...this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain... ...and protect my joints from further damage. humira has been clinically studied for over 18 years. humira works by targeting and helping to... ...block a specific source... ...of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain and... ...stop further joint damage in many adults. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb.
7:38 am
you've been to areas... ...where certain fungal infections are common and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flulike symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. talk to your doctor and visit this is humira at work.
7:39 am
♪ all about a good time they are quite literally rolling out the red carpet. the biggest night in hollywood goes down here tomorrow night on abc. >> a lot of red carpet. not just the actors hoping to take home that statue. chris connelly runs down the list of contenders. >> reporter: viola, natalie and
7:40 am
mahershala all up for oscars sunday but not only acting that will be honored. a host of other categories feature some major hits in tough competition. there's a constellation of stars in best song with work from justin timberlake, sting and lifelong oscar fan, lin-manuel. ♪ i'll go >> i actually went to my parents house, locked myself there overnight and wrote the song i wanted to get in touch with that 16-year-old me. >> reporter: all up against "la la land's" two nominated tracks. each of them crucial to the film's success. "city of stars" might be the favorite. any could win. "finding dory" became the rare one not to be animated for animated film. instead "kubo," and "my life as a cue
7:41 am
"moana" and "zeitgeist meet "zootopia." on oscar night the two screenplay categories will be closely watched for clues to the eventually best picture winner. a win for "la la land" and original screenplay might mean a multi-oscar night is in the cards. >> it still feels completely surreal. >> reporter: but odds favorite kenneth lonergan's script in "manchester by the sea." >> kenny was there every step of the way to fill in when i was lost. >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. don't forget to tune in sunday night. "gma" is on the red carpet for the opening ceremony. it all starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern and awards at 8:00 and the after party hosted by lara spender and "black-ish" star anthony anderson and basically just don't ever g
7:42 am
watching all of that. ron reveals his personal connection to a real-life hidden figure and it is truly fascinating. keep it here. ♪ what if an insurance company wasn't only there when things went wrong? because for every tornado... there's a twister. for every crash... an even bigger collision. and for every tailspin... well, tailspins. state farm understands that getting the most out of life doesn't just mean being there when things go wrong. it's about being here... in all of life's moments. when things go perfectly... right. ♪ as women, we need to take time to be active. that's what's so amazing about poise® impressa. it's so easy and it's so comfortable. it helps you stop bladder leaks, pad-free. i can wear this nice dress and i don't have to wear a pad now. try impressa® today, and start living comfortably pad-free. i'm good.? try impressa® today, i just took new mucinex clear and cool.
7:43 am
thol burst. you can feel it right away. new mucinex clear & cool. feel the menthol burst. while powerful medicine clears your worst cold symptoms. let's end this. look at you, saving money on your medicare part d prescriptions. at walgreens we make it easy for you to seize the day by helping you get more out of life and medicare part d. now with zero-dollar copays on select plans... ...and rewards points on all prescriptions, walgreens has you covered. so drop by and seize the savings! walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
7:44 am
trading-in or selling your car, truck or suv? takes the hassle out of selling in just 3 easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, drive to your local car buying center. and three, walk out with your check in as little as 30 minutes ! so don't wait...get your free online valuation now at ♪find out how much your car is worth at♪
7:45 am
one of the best movies of this year and there have been a lot of great ones, one is called "hidden figures" up for three oscars, tells the story of three african-american female math me tigs who played a vital role in nasa during the early years of space program. >> we were standing up and applauding. took my daughter. ron, you just recently found out that this movie hits close to home for you. >> really, paula. two weeks ago my cousin linwood wright died at the
7:46 am
he had been a ground breaking pioneer in theary rowspace field going back to world war ii. i went to pennsylvania to talk to my cousins about this remarkable man, a hidden figure in my own family. >> i need a mathematician that can look beyond the numbers. >> reporter: "hidden figures" tells the little known story of three female african-american mathematicians in the early years of the space program. what i never knew there was a hidden figure in my own family. my cousin lynn, a brilliant ground breakingary nautical engineer who worked for nasa's predecessor long before the women in that movie. >> i think it's kind of an unsung hidden figure particularly because he didn't ever, you know, toot his own horn. >> he never bragged. never. >> reporter: lin graduated in 1941 with a degree in aeronautical engineering recruited by the national advisory committee onary nottics
7:47 am
military then racially segregated during world war ii. after the work he designed jet engines first for the government and later in private industry. >> the thing that he developed, it's like the science of how to make those jet engines more efficient. >> reporter: helping pave the way for affordable commercial air travel lin retired in 1986, his final job acting director of nasa's propulsion division. >> he loved flight and he loved the exploration. >> a person with engineers in mind should be an engineer. you can't be a computer the rest of your life. >> reporter: just before lin died he went to see "hidden figures." >> afterwards we talked about it and he said, wow. that was great. and -- >> he liked it? >> he loved it. >> you know, my cousins elsie and lynda point it out wasn't just hair father o
7:48 am
african-americans in the feel. there was a dream team working at ge when he worked there in cincinnati but stories like this are really important to get that story out there about people like my cousin lin and his greatest achievement really was he was a really, really good guy. he was a gentle man and a gentleman as i like to say. really miss him. >> you should make a movie. >> yeah, it should be. >> could be a great story. >> yeah. >> what a great story. we're so glad he's finally getting some credit. additional credit as he deserved. >> and he got to see the movie too. >> very cool. >> we have proof of your smarts gene pool. >> that's evident. >> was it ever in doubt. >> never. >> not by me. >> thank you, ron, for bringing that story. amazing. coming up on "gma," this saturday morning "pop news" so keep it right here. diane is on deck and ready to go. >> got it covered. we've all seen a film based on a book, a film based on a play,
7:49 am
d on a real event. but we've never seen a film based on a walmart receipt. quiet on set. everybody on their marks. roll sound. roll camera. and action. of being there for my son's winning shot. that was it for me. that's why i'm quitting with nicorette. only nicorette mini has a patented fast dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. every great why needs a great how. every great why i can paralyze yourr infrastructure. i can access the personal data of everyone in america. i am the enemy with no face, and i can't be sto... ♪ for every would-be cyber attack there's a team of u.s. army cyber warriors who will not be defeated.
7:50 am and we're partnering with cigna to help save lives. we are the tv doctors of america. by getting you to a real doctor for an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. doctor poses. learn your key health numbers, and take control today. with advil, you'll ask what sinus headache? what stiff joints?
7:51 am
what time of the month cramps? what nighttime pain? make all your pains a distant memory with advil the world's #1 choice what pain? advil.
7:52 am
♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by advil. fast,
7:53 am
that makes pain a distant memory. time for "pop news." paula, did you put these -- >> don't give it away. >> a sign of something to come. >> it is, indeed. foreshadowing, "pop news." we'll get to that later. right now to george clooney who won the most ka irs massic actor of his generation, but it was amal clooney who stole the spotlight at the awards show showing off her baby bump expecting parts led a wave of stars as they entered the french ceremony and she looked stunning. she wore a custom versace gown embellished with feathers and they're expected to welcome a baby girl and boy in june and george said, i love you very much. >> adorable. >> sorry, i was laughing during that story because she was -- >> eating this. >> she got in our ear and said stop crinkling. >> oyster crackers. i can't blame you. on to katy per
7:54 am
katy got quite a surprise when ed sheeran unexpectedly crashed the interview. he literally just walked into the studio in the middle of it as she was talking to bbc radio one, might have been awkward except they're apparently besties and talked about a whole blufrn of cute things including the first time they ever met. listen to this. >> and i was sweating so bad. then i saw katy and i said, katy perry, this is embarrassing. i would hug you but ew. >> like he was just, this guy with red hair. >> she said she realized it was going to be ed sheeran like he is now she would have ecstatically hugged him and would still no matter how sweaty it is so there you go. from sweaty hugs to fake freckles is a new beauty trend. some are selling freckle pencils and a kick starter freckle yourself offering stencil-like
7:55 am
tattoos and cost you $250. finally i know some of you have this day on your calendar. national clam chowder day. >> chowder. >> chowder. >> crinkling. >> and the question manhattan or new england. manhattan has tomatoes. new england, cream and milk. >> why do you have to choosy? fun side, new england, these are from peter's clam bar. they made a bowl for us but new englanders hate manhattan so much or the clam chowder, that is, 1939 a legislator tried to make it illegal to put tomatoes in your clam chowder. >> did it pass? >> it did not. >> i can speak as a new englander and ron can jean me on this. new england clam chowder is vastly better than -- >> how dare you -- my mom -- i never had new england clam chowder. my mom always put tomatoes in everything. >> i'm a new yorker and prefer new england -- >> and they allowed to say that in new england -- >> we're journalists so
7:56 am
neutral so we like that equally. >> thanks. >> thank you for watching. see you right back here tomorrow morning. >> really better than my mom's. okay, so monday the best morning after party goes to -- drum roll, please. >> no one does oscar like news, we abc 7 have showers out of western pennsylvania and then restarts it afternoon causing gusty thunderstorms. for that reason, the d.c. area is under risk
7:57 am
severe storms. that includes a and south of d.c. as well. here is what we are expecting, afternoon itthis will get to the d.c. area. notice that shading, red, here's a look at how gusty the winds are expected to get. we are talking mid 40's, low 30's. a attention to the changing sky. we are going to be watching some gusty storms come our way. overnight tonight this is associated with a cold front. look at the temperature dropped. this evening we are in the 50's, but waking up tomorrow, temperatures back in the 30's. factoring in gusty winds, it will feel much colder than that. acta reality we go to close out the weekend.
7:58 am
of the week, we will be cooler, but then getting warmer. the later half of the week we will have that temperature back in the 50's close to where we should be and some sunshine returning to the area. remember to download our weather app so you can track those storms moving into the area later today. take it easy and stay alert. ♪
7:59 am
8:00 am
announcer: "jack hanna's wild countdown" is sponsored by nationwide. jack: hi, everyone, i'm jack hanna, coming to you from my base camp here at the columbus zoo, and welcome to "wild countdown." what do the tallest and fastest land animals have in common? they both wear spots. golly day. jeepers creepers. but it turns out, spots are a popular pattern for all kinds of creatures. from wild dogs-- sue: you can see why they're called painted dogs. jack: to big cats-- if i was just walking through the jungle right now, i never would have known that cat was up there. to this captivating critter. oh, my gosh. sue: you are the cutest little thing. jack: we've got 6


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on