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s good right now. it's back you know, we catching good shrimp, we're catchin' pretty shrimp here... y'all come on down for some gulf shrimp, it's time to eat. good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's tuesday, february 15th. and this morning, in the red. as the president and congress play chicken with our ballooning federal budget, will this showdown shut down the government, create another economic emergency? what can be done to stop it? on-air mystery? what happened to this reporter on grammy night? >> well, a very, very heavy -- >> a video gone viral, causing an outpouring of support. charlie sheen speaks out in a free-wheeling interview, joking about crack. insisting he's clean now and ready to work. why he's demanding that his cameras start rolling again. leap of faith.
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with a truck barreling towards her on an icy bridge, this woman dives 40 feet, into total darkness, landing in frigid waters. how she survived, against all odds. good morning, everyone. boy, that water looks so calm and peaceful in that picture. but it was icy and cold that day. incredible story. >> she thought she had better chances with that than the truck coming toward her. we're watching the situation in iran this morning. the protests continue across the middle east. and the government cracking down very hard in iran. what you're seeing is youtube cell phone video coming in from across the country. at least one person has been killed in the protests. they're inspired by the revolution in egypt. we're also seeing, robin, more protests in yemen. more protests in bahrain, all across the region. >> everyone has been asking about the possible ripple effect from what we're seeing in egypt. also this morning, a simple
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test. we'll show you on tape right here. can it tell you whether your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? dr. richard besser looks at a really revealing study. >> that's important news for a lot of parents. and tiger woods, and there was the longest time it didn't seem like he could do wrong. now, it seems like he can't do right. you see him spitting on the green. he got in a lot of trouble for that. >> that's a huge no-no. we start with the budget fight in washington. president obama has submitted his budget, as you know, which he says contains painful cuts. the republicans say the cuts are not deep enough. if the two sides cannot agree, next month, there could be a government shutdown. all this goes on as the national debt creeps toward a milestone. jonathan karl has more from washington. >> reporter: we are about to witness the biggest showdown yet, between the president and this new congress. republicans are denouncing his
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budget as d.o.a., debt on arrival. national debt is getting closer and closer to the tipping point. when we owe more than the entire value of everything made in this country, for a whole year. >> we're broke. >> our problem is, we are running out of road to keep kicking this can down. >> reporter: america's more than $14 trillion in the red, with both parties vowing to fix it. >> we can get this deficit under control. it is not impossible. and if we do so, we will have put the country on a better path. >> reporter: so, how much is $14 trillion? well, if you stacked 14 trillion $1 bills on top of each other, they would reach all the way to the moon, almost 4 times. put another way, the amount we owe would be enough to buy every american worker three years of paid vacation. and it's only getting worse.
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this year is on track for another record deficit. under the president's proposed plan, the national debt will keep rising for another ten years and beyond. not a balanced budget in sight. >> the president's budget is the clearest sign yet that he simply does not take our fiscal problems seriously. >> reporter: the president's plan does cut spending for hundreds of programs. but that does little to stop the flow of red ink. and each pin prick to the deficit means real-world pain to many workers and families. for example, the president's proposed cuts to heating subsidies for the poor. a move, that in the middle of a winter that's been tough for most of the country, could leave more than 3 million poor families out in the cold. the republicans haven't come out with their budget for next year yet. but so far, george, nothing they have proposed, none of their cuts, get us anywhere near a balanced budget, either. >> jon, thanks very much. for more on this, let's turn to the republican chairman of the house budget committee, paul
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ryan. thanks for coming in this morning, congressman. you heard jonathan karl. that is the white house line. you say you've come up with specific spending cuts. but you don't have a deficit reduction plan. will you commit to come up with a plan that reduces the deficit by more than the president? >> of course, we will. that's not easy to accomplish, george because the president punted on the budget. i'm disappointed. i was hoping for sincere presidential leadership. the biggest threat to our budget and our economy, is our debt. he doubled the debt in five years after taking office. and then, triples it in ten years. yes, we will, when we bring our budget to the floor, bring a budget that is far more interested in debt reduction. >> how are you going to do that, congressman? i take you at your word. but it will be something to see. you've ruled out tax increases. revenue increases of any kind. that means you have to come up with a $1.6 trillion more in savings than the president, just
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to get to even. >> that's right. >> hitting medicare, hitting social security. >> you have to do entitlement reform if you're serious about this budget. if you're serious about the debt. and the point i keep making about entitlement reform, the sooner we tackle it, the sooner off everybody is. the seniors near retirement, they're exempt from changes. but we make the changes for younger generations. >> you advocate that. not your fellow congress members. are you going to get republicans in the house to agree on a budget, that takes a bite out of medicare, takes bite out of social security. takes a bite out of entitlements. >> we don't do our budget until april. that's the way we do the budget act works. we will get our yardstick from cbo. if we ignore the drivers of our debt, which are these entitlement programs, we're no better than the president. and we're not leading. he is not leading, it's very
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clear. editorial boards from across the country are saying he whiffed. he punted. presidents are elected to lead, to impose the country's biggest challenges. if he's not going to do that, we intend on giving the country a choice, and showing the country how we want to get our fiscal situation under control. if we don't get the debt under control, it will tank our economy, and give our kids a diminished future. >> in the meantime, another important deadline is looming. march 4th, the govern runs out of money. you're going to try to pass your plan with significant cuts, this week, in the house. but it's not going to get through the senate. to avoid a government shutdown, will you agree to keep the government running at current levels beyond march 4th? >> we obviously don't want to see a shutdown occur. but we don't want to rubber stamp the high spending levels. we want to see government continue. we don't want to see a shutdown. but we don't want to rubber
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stamp the levels of spending. >> what does that mean? >> that means we're going to have to negotiate some short-term extensions while we get to the long-term fix. we have seven months left in the fiscal year. we don't want to accept the fact that the president increased domestic spending by 84% over the last two years when you count the stimulus. 24% in the base budget. we want to bring the spending back to 2008 levels. if we don't get agreement in the meantime, we think there will be a short-term c.r. we don't want the short-term c.r.s to rubber stamp -- >> injury i saying for any short-term extension, those would have to be at reduced levels? >> i think we'll have to negotiate exactly how the short-term c.r.s occur. >> thank you for your time this morning. now, to iran. where tens of thousands of protesters turned out for anti-governmentalries on monday. the largest mass demonstrations there since 2009.
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sparked in large part by the uprising in tunisia, and egypt. jim sciutto has the latest from cairo again. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the turnout, surprisingly large in iran. and what's significant here, is many thought the protest movement in iran was effectively shutdown, silenced from a year-long crackdown. this is showing how far and wide the protests here in egypt are inspiring people. inspired by egypt, iranians took to the streets. and took aim at their own leaders. chanting, death to the dictator. a crowd estimated in the tens of thousands. their spirit lifted by a young protester, climbing a giant crane. they were the largest protests in iran in more than a year. and government security forces were waiting for them, in uniform and undercover. they fired tear gas and rubber bullets. dramatic cell phone video showed a man shot in the leg.
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but the protesters fight back, when a man believed to be a plainclothes policeman, remove a banner, the crowd attack him. as the marches extend outside of the capital to the city of shiraz, the u.s. offers support. >> we wish the people in the streets across iran, the same opportunity that they saw their egyptian counterparts seize in the last week. >> reporter: iranians last took to the streets in large numbers after the june 2009 presidential election, which they saw was stolen by mahmoud ahmadinejad. we were on the ground. they just broke up a crowd firing tear gas. they're using batons on the protester, as well. in egypt, the streets are growing calmer. the protests, replaced by workers, demanding better wages and jobs. the response shows it will not
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tolerate its own revolution in the streets. today, an egyptian newspaper is reporting that president mubarak's health is deteriorating. that he's depressed, refusing to take his medication. these reports, impossible to confirm. many in egypt, are not happy to hear of the reports. call it nostalgia, or national pride. but people here watching the stories closely and with concern. >> imagine so. thank you, jim. >> and president mubarak vowed to christiane amanpour, that he would die in egypt. getting a lot of new details about the los angeles television reporter who suddenly began slurring her speech and speaking gibberish during her report on the grammys. andrea canning has a lot more on this medical mystery. anyone who has done live tv can sympathize. but it seemed like more serious. >> reporter: it makes me break into a cold sweat just watching it. and people can't seem to get enough of this clip, that
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literally only lasts ten seconds. but with countless hits on the internet, there's no shortage of theories that this was more than a bad case of nerves. >> well, a very, very heavy -- tonight -- we had a -- >> reporter: it's painful to watch. at first, serene branson seems impaired or nervous. but take another look. >> we had a very, very -- >> reporter: online, some are speculating it could be a medical issue. ms. branson needs an mri. spoke on air? we showed the video to neurologist, jesse weinberger? >> she is having a problem with her words. that's a symptom that can be related to a stroke. but it can be other things, like a partial seizure. >> reporter: that's what happened to wisconsin anchor, sara carlson last month, swhen
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had an epileptic seizure on the air. >> my -- >> there was a huge part of my brain that knew it was happening. and i wonder if i'm saying anything that makes any sense. and finally, after 10 or 15 seconds, i look down, realizing, i probably wasn't making sense. >> reporter: carlson says she almost saw herself in serene branson's video. >> it was eerily similar. the look in her eyes. and the way she spoke. they weren't real words. but she tried so hard to keep something coming out of her mouth. >> reporter: late monday, branson's los angeles station updated viewers on her condition. >> she wants us to know, she followed up with a visit to the doctor. serene thanks everybody for their concern and good wishes. and hopes to be back on the air very soon. >> reporter: and her lawyer released a statement, saying at the time, branson was examined by paramedics immediately after
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her broadcast. her vital science were normal. and a colleague drove her home. >> boy, robin. that reminds me of the south dakota senator, tim johnson, giving an interview. and you saw that gibberish coming out. let's bring in dr. richard besser to get his take on this. when you saw this video, what caught your eye? >> the slurred speech, for sure. and looking at her face, the two sides of her face weren't symmetrical. there was a difference in the crease in one side of the face. that's one of the things you look for in someone having a stroke. >> you look for the crease. >> that's right. >> what could have happened to her? >> the first thing to think about was a stroke. the other possibilities would be an unusual seizure. and then, a brief cutoff of blood to the brain. it goes away. by the time the paramedics are there, she may be back to
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normal. but it's a sign that's something going on there that causes the blood vessels to block. >> you talked about the creases. and there's other things to look for. >> if you take anything away, remember the word f.a.s.t. f is for face. look for asymmetry. "a" is for arms. "s" is for speech, if it's slurred. and "t," is for time. remember, f.a.s.t. >> we have seen more and more, we think of bo biden in his 40s. 41, when he had a mild stroke. serene is very young. and there's a recent study that came out, showing that younger people are more likely, now, to suffer a stroke. and it's going down with older people. >> that's right. only 10% of strokes occur in people under 45. but that study from last week is saying, that's the group that's seeing the biggest increase. >> do we know why? >> it's not clear. whether it's due to obesity and
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rises in high blood pressure. it's something to pay attention to. but don't ignore stroke or the possibility of stroke in young people. >> at any age. rich, thanks so much. now, for other developing stories right now, let's go to juju chang at the newsdesk. >> good morning, everyone. the prime minister of italy has just been indicted, accused of paying a 17-year-old girl for sex. and using his influence to cover it up. a judge has ordered the 74-year-old billionaire, silvio berlusconi, to go to trial in april. the nephew of the dalai lama has been struck and killed by a car in florida. jigme norbu was hit. the driver was not charged. last week, we told you about rising food prices. this week, clothing prices. the cost of cotton has doubled in the last year. and there's sticker shock at the gas pump, too. rice prices hit a record high for february. the national average is $3.14 a
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gallon. now, the creme de la creme of the canine universe. mr. baggin's advanced the herding group to the finals of the westminster dog show. and in the hound category -- how adorable is that? a scottish deer hound named hickory. and a chinese sharpay named mrs. jane hathaway, became the first of the breed to advance to the final seven. best in show, will be announced tonight. >> we'll be watching. that little pekingese looked like it was waddling. >> a little fur ball. thanks, juju. let's get over to sam and the weather. are you feeling better? >> i do. let's get to the boards. there is some cold air, back into the northeast, after a one-day warmup. you'll get milder again this week. you were 70 degrees in washington yesterday. you start out about 33 degrees. 26 in new york. 18 in portland. here's what's going on in the
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west. we'll watch the rain. it was bad rain in the northwest yesterday. washington, oregon. 50-mile-per-hour winds, 55-mile-per-hour winds. very heavy rain. that will spread down the shoreline. l.a. will get into this later. but the heaviest rain, in northern california, portland, to redding, to san francisco. it will be a stormy time period in the west. ;;;;@uu;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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we'll leave you with a little morning feel-good. atlanta, at 60. this is our week to thaw out. in the northeast, it's a short, cooling spell.ek to thaw out. we'll go right back into the warmer temperatures. >> will we hit 60, sam? >> i think so by the end of the week. turning to tiger woods, now, back in the headlines, and not for winning a tournament. he has to apologize again. this time, for breaking the
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rules, after he was caught spittin' on the green, the 12th green at the dubai classic. john berman has more. >> reporter: after the ugly car crash. after the steamy revelations, after the messy divorce, tiger woods is facing a new scandal. the case of the flying phlegm. call it spit in the spotlight. on the 12th green at the dubai desert classic, woods did unauthorized watering of the green. the commentators on sky tv, were outraged. >> somebody has to come on the green behind him and putt through the spit. it doesn't get slower than that. >> and the golf officials, were not happy. this is about golf etiquette. baseball was practically invented for spitting. and boxing. but not golf. >> go spit anywhere else. it's more rude than anything else. >> reporter: woods that promised to clean up his image on and off
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the course, agrees. on twitter, he wrote, the euro tour is right. it was inconsiderate to spit like that. and i know better. just wasn't thinking. it hasn't been easy for woods. he's gone 17 tournaments, including all of 2010, without a win. that's the first time that happened since turning pro. if this had been anyone else besides tiger, would it be such a big deal? >> not really. most of the other players, we don't see on television as much. tiger woods is always on camera, 100% of the time. he has people watching him. >> reporter: and any efforts by woods to escape this constant scrutiny, you might say is spitting into the wind. for "good morning america," john berman, abc news. >> john could not resist that. coming up, charlie sheen chimes off. he wants to get back to work. and an amazing survival
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hour but they are easing up. 31 in baltimore. 20s to the northwest and wind chills into the 20s across the bay eastern shore your wind chill starts at 26 this morning. aiming for a high of 43 this afternoon. cooler than yesterday. but at least the winds settle down allowing to us clear out and get cold overnight back to 23. we will warm up but now out the door to kim with a look at traffic. >> reporter: thanks. as we look live on the beltway across the top side volume is going to be very heavy between bel air road heading up towards charles street. we are at providence road a slow go as you come across the outer loop. looking at the maps, we have reports of tree branches down in baldwin at route 145. be on the lookout and accident route 1 southbound at patuxent road and traffic lights not work at willow grove road and spring avenue. here megan with the update. good morning to you. today in annapolis, the housecommittee will hold a
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hearing on a ban on text messaging. currently maryland drivers are not allow the to write a text while driving. so now lawmakers say time to mack it illegal to read them. the measure went before lawmakers last year but difference between the house and the senate were not worked out. and the bill failed to pass. so, again, that is going to be addressed today in annapolis. 7:28. we are out of time. now back to new york for "good morning, america" another news update in a hour but weather and traffic all morning long. have a great day.
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just praying that somebody will hear me so i don't have to keep on swimming because i don't think i'll make it. >> my goodness. we're going to tell you more about that split-second decision that saved that young woman's life. she jumped from an icy bridge, into the water below. a truck was coming at her.dge, she says it's a miracle. we'll talk to her coming up. we say good morning, america, on this tuesday morning. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. we also have, dr. richard besser coming back in our last half hour. there's a new clue to diagnosing adhd. a simple experiment that could give parents new information. >> could be a piece of the puzzle with adhd. and it's a milestone day for the giant panda cub at the zoo
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in atlanta. i was there in january. he's growing up. he's going to get his name today. it's been 100 days, a chinese tradition. and who other, than mr. "kung fu panda" himself, jack black. just that look. >> a good name. we're going to kick off our "modern family" week, here at "gma." we're going to meet the first couple in our nationwide hunt, to find real "modern families" all across america. and you'll be behind the scenes. >> you can't help but be happy when you hear "the modern family" theme. first, charlie sheen, is speaking out. saying he's clean and ready to get back to work. it was a wide-ranging interview with the sitcom star, after he was rushed to a hospital last month, leading to his hit show being put on hiatus.
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here's mike von fremd, with so much more. >> how are you going to celebrate valentine's day? >> me and my girlfriend, who will remain nameless. let's not turn her life upside down. >> reporter: when the troubled actor called into tv's "the dan patrick show," the host wanted to know why charlie sheen sounded so raspy. >> how did you lose your voice? >> well, i went back to work. and, you know, i was pounding on the stage door. >> you're on hiatus? >> no. we're on a horsed hiatus. they said, get ready. i got ready. and nobody was there. >> reporter: tv's highest-paid actor, who reportedly had been in rehab since being rushed to the hospital for stomach pains in january, says he's now clean. he's warning the cbs network and the studios that they need to take advantage of his clean bill of health right now. >> they didn't think it was going to happen this fast. but check it. it's like, you know, i heal
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really quickly. but i also unravel pretty quickly. so, get me right now, guys. get me right now. >> reporter: cbs and warner brothers studios declined to comment on sheen's demand. industry sources say they are set to resume shooting the hit show by the end of this month. but there will be fewer episodes. and there's tremendous uncertainty. tmz showed sheen going to the ucla campus to take batting practice. sheen also donated $10,000 to the ucla team in 2004. tmz photographed him giving ucla baseball players on thursday, a most unusual pep talk. >> stay off the crack. drink the chocolate milk. >> i said, stay away from the crack, which is pretty good advice. unless you can manage it socially, dan. if you can manage it socially, then go for it. >> did you think you could? >> yeah. but that blew up in my face. >> reporter: hollywood media
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consultants say that sheen made a difficult situation worse. >> if you say it's okay, it's okay to use drugs if you can handle them socially, that's not a message that the network wants out there. that's not a message the parents want out there. >> how long have you been soeb center. >> it's off and on. you know, it's been -- i was sober five years ago. just bored out of my tree. >> reporter: a new episode of "two and a half men" aired last night. taped before. hollywood is struggling with one. no matter what happens next, it won't be boring. for "good morning america," mike von fremd, abc news, los angeles. >> it won't. that interview, anything but boring. but handle crack socially? seeing if he can unravel as quickly as he can heal. >> it's a big problem. we're going to turn, now, to the harrowing story of survival that happened during the horrible atlanta storm last month. a truck was veering out of
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control on an icy bridge. and a woman right in its path had only one choice. she had to jump 40 feet into total darkness into the icy water below. yunji de nies has the story of the survivor. yunji? >> reporter: good morning. it happened when bianca was on her way to school at 5:00 in the morning. it was a 40-foot jump into the water. she says she is lucky to be alive. last week's winter weather wreaked havoc on much of the south. bianna vera was driving through that mess, on this bridge, when a car side-swiped her. she opened her door, only to see another truck barreling towards her. >> and the car next to him, it was icy. i knew he couldn't stop. >> reporter: so, she jumped. four stories into the icy water. as she fell, she heard the truck smash into her car, followed by a series of crashes, as more
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cars piled up. >> i thought i was dead at that point. >> reporter: bianca hit that water hard. she didn't realize it at the time. but she had actually broken her back. through immense pain, in icy water, she had to swim 100 yards to shore, all of it in the dark. >> everything went numb. the water was so cold. >> reporter: she screamed. but no one answered. >> just praying that somebody will hear me so i don't have to keep on swimming because i don't think i'll make it. and it wasn't until yesterday, that the only person that needed to hear me was god. and he helped me. and he was there. he was the one that got me to the shore. >> reporter: the icy swim took nearly an hour. once on shore, rescuers heard her cries. >> i have never been part of rescuing somebody who has jumped off a bridge. a lot of times, we -- those are --
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>> reporter: looking at what's left of her car, she says that jump saved her. how is this going to change your life? >> i can't take anything for granted. nothing at all. and i was obviously put here for a reason. god spared my life. i have a purpose. and i just have to find it. >> reporter: now, despite all of the pain she was in, once she hit the water, bianca remembered to take off her winter clothing, her coat and her boots, so she could swim faster. she credits her quick thinking to television. apparently she and her boyfriend are big fans of "man versus wild." george and robin? >> where you get your lessons from. amazing. an hour in the water. >> in those temperatures. >> with a broken back. incredible. sam, what have we got this morning? >> a live shot out of washington, d.c. you were 70 degrees yesterday. the first time since october, that you had numbers that mild. today is a little chillier.
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but the milder air will swing across the country and recover in areas like the mid-atlantic and the northeast, where it's temporarily colder today. this is a warm week. chicagoland, 57 on thursday. dallas is 73 on thursday. washington, d.c., is about 58 degrees. new york, 55 on thursday. i think we're going to get near the 60-degree mark on the following day. we'll play that game right there. here's what's going on on the west coast. where things get better in some places, they get worse in others. all these areas of low pressure, will be pestering the west coast. there will be strong winds and heavy rain, and big-time mountain snow. and this will creep through southern california, in the day today an
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here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." what simple hand movements can reveal about adhd. and i love that we put these two together. jack black and pandemonium going hand in hand. big news about atlanta's baby panda. we're there live. and wait a minute. justin bieber, jazz. justin bieber, jazz. teen superstar loses out in a major grammy award. how do his fans feel about that? my contacts are so annoying. i just want to rip 'em out.
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dr. richard besser again. you see adhd and children. and almost 5.5 million young people are diagnosed. roughly, half of them are on medication, rich. and there's a new study that's out? >> there is. very interesting study. they look at something called involuntary mirror moveovements. this is something we've known about in pediatrics for a long time. you ask someone with adhd, to perform a difficult task. the movement with their fingers, you'll see spillover. that can be a clue to diagnosis. let me show you first with a child that doesn't have adhd. and look here at this hand first. you see they're doing that movement. and on the other hand, no movement whatsoever. let's look, now, at a child who does have adhd and what they do with that same task. look here at this hand. when they're doing it. >> it's mirroring what the other hand is doing. >> their brain is unable to shut down that signal. let me show you what that looks
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like in the brain of that child. here's a child who does not have adhd. you're seeing a lot of activity here. this is telling the other side of the body to not do that involuntary movement. it's shutting that right down. and that's a child that does have adhd. >> there's going to be parents watching this morning. do i tell my doctor about this? >> there's things that a parent should look for. inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity. those are the common things. if you go to see a doctor, they may ask your child to do these tasks. children under 5 will all have that involuntary movement. and girls with adhd are more unlikely to have the spillover movement. but boys, this could be a clue to your doctor that they have adhd. >> and boys are more likely to have adhd. >> four-times more likely. in this study, when they looked at the boys versus the girls, the boys were much more likely
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creature. not as soft as you would think. i think he would be really silky smooth. but actually thick, course, powerful hairs. fur? hair? whatever. >> dr. murphy will -- i'm sure she's close by. she'll let you know. i felt the same way, jack. when i was down there, that little fellow was about half of the size he is now. he is a big eater. have you seen it chow down? >> i did not get to see it do any eating. but yeah. i spent just a few moments with it. i came down also because they thought i would be an expert with the raising of pandas. but i had to break the news to them. i have zero experience. >> keeping you from the little guy. >> yeah. to tell you the truth, i was a little freaked out. i was thinking there was going to be some cuddling. >> right. >> and right before they brought
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is your family anything like ours? >> i love you. my family's a modern family. >> this is going to be so good. >> why can't i love a man who is 30 years older than me? >> there's your story, "good morning america." >> you're right about that. you're never going to forget the real families we picked from thousands in our nationwide hunt. it's "gma's" "modern family." and it kicks off right now. >> we are going to reveal our first family. you saw jennifer right there. her husband is more than twice her age. they're one of the families rewriting the rules of what it means to be a family. robin, you have a big day on friday. you're going behind the scenes of the real thing. >> i'll get all of the
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nitty-gritty on friday. all week long, we'll be celebrating. also, her dazzling steps in the ballroom made her a two-time "dancing with the stars" champion. now, cheryl burke is telling her life story. including her painful, let's call them missteps, along the way. very open. we're going to talk to her live in our studio. >> she does not hold back. two people not holding back this morning in our "morning mix." lisa ling and deborah norville. a lot to talk about. the middle east. and charlie sheen. >> going to get to justin bieber, too? i think we'll do that now. justin bieber, he had a hard time to hide his disappointment, after getting beat out by the jazz artist, esperanza spalding. bieber fans went ballistic when they heard the news. >> and the grammy for best new
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artist goes to -- >> reporter: for the legions expecting justin bieber. >> esperanza spalding. >> reporter: esperanza who? if you went to wikipedia, bieber fans got there first. editing her entry, saying she won the grammy, by stealing it from bieber. what is the name again that beat bieber? >> esperanza spalding. >> reporter: who is she? >> she's a jazz bassist. she's an established musician. a dazzling former child prodigy. she's performed at the white house, more than once. ♪ but fans of that young canadian were less than impressed. on twitter, it was practically
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tahrir square for tweens. were any of your albums on top of the billboard 200? as jimmy kimmel recently noted, bieber fans can be vicious. every time you seem to be interested in a girl or a girl seems to be interested in you, there are death threats. people try to kill her. >> reporter: he handles it with charm. >> i try to let them find out on their own. >> reporter: backstage at the grammys, bieber congratulated his rival. >> thank you very much. >> was that moment disappointing? are you cool with this? >> i'm not going to lie. it was disappointing. i'm proud of her. >> reporter: it turns out, bieber is in good company. >> the stones, dylan, the who, jimi hendrix, janis joplin, the doors. there are a number of big people that have not been recognized by the academy. >> reporter: andplenty of time . >> we'll get them next year. >> he has a good smile on his
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face. >> he has the right attitude about it. it's not the people's choice award. it's the grammys. >> and she is incredible. i wish he would tell his fans to knock it off. there she is. esperanza spalding. >> she's talented. he's talented. >> we'll see what happens next ye year. now, the top stories and juju. >> good morning, everyone. a battle begins in congress, with the threat of a government shutdown looming. the republican-backed bill could slash hundreds of programs, like job trains and foreign aid. if they can't agree on a spending plan, there could be a shutdown next month. we're seeing video of the violent korandocrackdowns in ir. one person was killed. dozens hurt. it was the largest protests in more than a year, inspired by revolutions in egypt. reports in the egyptian media say ousted president hosni
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mubarak is refusing to take medication, as his health deteriorates. the reports have been impossible to confirm. the justice department is reviewing the case of a college student shot to death by new york area police. d.j. henry, a pace university football player, was killed when officers saw his car outside of a bar. some witnesses say henry was trying to move his car as police requested. henry's parents claim that key evidence was withheld or mishandled. a suburban nanny is charged with drugging a 4-month-old baby. police say the woman was caught on nanny cam, giving the baby medication meant for older children. the mother claims the baby was drugged on a regular basis. and it was a valentine's day rendezvous, 210 million miles from earth. a nasa spacecraft captured this image of a comet, half the size of manhattan.
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comets are like frozen time capsules. and the pictures could offer clues to scientists about how the sun and planets were formed. now, diane sawyer, about their investigation on "world news." >> great to talk to you this morning. tonight, an amazing investigation. american children abducted. abducted by their mothers. see where they are taking them. and why the u.s. cannot get them back. as i said, it's a big investigation. it's breaking tonight on "world news." >> we'll be sure to tune in. that's the news at 8:06. time, now, for weather and sam. hey, sam. >> we're going outside and new york city. a beautiful sky shot from wabc. who knows new york better? no one than wabc. look at this. you can't tell from the picture. it's still windy. we didn't expect the winds to be up this long in the morning. that mean there's are delays at laguardia airport, due to the wind. the wind will take care of itself during the day today. a cold shot of air for a one-day kind of event. new york city at 31 degrees for a high temperature.
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washington, d.c., at 44, after being 70 yesterday. and we get a shot of milder air. the winds will relax once the low starts to pull away and the area of high pressure settles in. it may take the afternoon before we get the winds to calm down. from midland, to dallas, to phoenix, to oklahoma city. oklahoma city, at 66 degrees today. memphis, at 62. atlanta, at 60. that's some of the beautiful warmth, spring-like temperatures. miami, showing off at 75 degrees. and even the mid-atlantic and the northeast, will get into those temperatures as we get through the next couple days. the west coast is having all of the rain from the north end of it down to southern california today.;;;;@uu;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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all of america's weather in the next half hour. robin, cheryl looks fantastic. >> doesn't she. sam, look who is here. she's back. she's a two-time champion on "dancing with the stars." one of our personal favorites. now, she has a beautiful, new book. it's called "dancing lessons." it's about her journey from ballet to the ballroom floor. your flight was late. >> gosh. >> wouldn't know by looking at you. >> just got in five minutes ago. thanks for having me. >> we always look forward to seeing you. you and rick fox this season. cheryl, this book, you do not hold back. >> no. >> i can tell, it's your words. it's sweetly done. it's a powerful message. and a lot of people know you from "dancing with the stars." and find out from reading the book, you didn't want to do the
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show. >> no. in the beginning, it was really intimidating to me, the whole television thing. my goal was never to be on television as a dancer. i was here in new york. training with my former partner. things were working out. dancing called. i'm going to start all over again. and i moved to l.a. at age 21 and started the show, which completely changed my life. >> and part of the reason you're reluctant, you wouldn't know by seeing it now, shy. >> i am. >> and you didn't want the camera and all that. >> couldn't even say is a complete sentence in front of the camera, let alone have a conversation. as a little girl, i was really shy. always sat in the back of the classroom. i think dancing has given me a way to really express who i am. and that was my way of communication. through my body and movement. >> you're confident. when you're out there -- >> when i'm out there, absolutely. give me a costume and some
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cha-cha music. and i'll go for it. >> when you won with drew lachey, that changed your world. we weren't just talking to drew. we were talking to you, too. >> that was scary. that was scary for me, to be asked a question. that changed my life, especially between the second and third season. and then, winning again with emmitt smith, was a lot of change, as well. >> a lot of people were saying, you were a party girl. >> yes. >> and we have to remember, you were 21 years old at the time. is that true? >> absolutely. i was into the competitive scene as a ballroom dancer. i never went out before. i didn't know what a club was. moving to l.a., being single, that was what was in front of me. and i experienced that for the first time. and it just happened to be that i was being recorded. >> every move was being recorded. >> yeah. >> not going to show the photo that people put up and said, you were overweight. and that it was really a hurtful time for you. that was the first time that
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you'd been in the public eye like that and heard such viciousness. and how did you -- you wrote beautifully about how you handled that. it was difficult. >> it was difficult. and at the time, it was hard. and they came out with that during the season. i had to put on a smile. i had to wear the costume and pretend that didn't affect me. but it really did. and i tried everything, from starving myself to diet pills. that didn't work for me. that's not who i am today. you have to embrace your body and feel confident in your own skin. >> and the thing -- i didn't know about this, none of us, until we read your book. at a very young age, being sexually abused. and how difficult was it for you to write about that? >> it was difficult. but i feel like it was very therapeutic for me. it -- it's always been easy for me to talk about it. when i was a little girl, my mom and dad separated at the age of 2.
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i think, from then on, that was when i started becoming really quiet. i think i felt abandoned as a little girl. and my mom remarried and hired a family to help around the house. and this was a man that molested my stepsister and i at the age of 5. and i think that really took a toll on my relationships in the future. and my self-confidence and my self-esteem. but the reason i wrote about it in my book is because i wanted to help others through similar situations. but also tell people, if you have hopes and dreams in life, you can really go anywhere. >> yeah. you are living proof of that. and that's part of the reason, you said -- a big part of the reason why you wrote that. you stood up to this person. he was in jail for more than 20 years. you had to deal with -- as you alluded to, you have had unhealthy relationships.
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>> i've been attracted to the unavailable guy in my life. and in high school, i went through two very abusive relationships that weren't good for me. but i did not have the self-esteem back then or the self-confidence to get out of that. i felt like that's what i deserved. and thank god for dancing. that was the one, true thing i stood by. >> and your mom is very supportive. she flies in every monday. >> every monday. she hasn't missed one show for the last ten seasons. >> to have that support. and for you to have that for yourself, to define what it is to get through. >> you find that passion. you find that dream. and you just go for it. go for it. >> any hints on who is going to be on this year's show? >> no idea. no idea. >> how are you when you find out who is on? >> i'm nervous. but i'm so excited. i can't wait to find out who my next partner will be.
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>> that's a lucky person. they always say how much they learn from you. do you have a ballroom in your home? >> my parents'. my parents love dancing themselves. they decided to build a ballroom. >> goodness. thank you very much. and it's really going to help a lot of people. >> i hope so. >> being so open, as you are. >> i hope so. >> see you next season. for a behind-the-scenes look, check out on excerpt from her book, as well. you want to do that. "modern family," can't get enough. we're going to meet the real modern family, when we come back. ok, allie's spelling bee is monday... sounds like a mini-wheats day to me! and becka's science fair is on the 8th. she's presenting the solar system. hey, i've got just the wholegrain fiber to keep her full so she can stay focused. um, you rock. she'll be ready to rock. [ female announcer ] make your kids big days, mini-wheats days. packed with 100% whole grain fiber, kellogg's frosted mini-wheats cereal has what it takes
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say, that looks familiar. we searched the country for families that's as quirky and funny and as loving as the one you see on wednesday night. and to start us a off, a may/september romance, to match the love story of gloria and jay. >> my family is a modern family because i'm in love with a man that's almost 30 years older than me. >> reporter: meet the batistas of jacksonville, florida. jennifer is 28. her husband, valentino, 57. more than twice her age. >> he's filipino. and he is the most handsome and wonderful husband in the world. >> i married someone who is not just average. someone who is above average. >> reporter: married for four years, they met when jen was 21, a senior in college. valentino was divorced. they met on a dance floor. and it was love at first dip. >> i'm glad you put up with me.
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>> it's a fairy tale. one that i don't think many people would think would ever work out. >> reporter: their courtship turned heads everywhere they went. take their first dinner date. >> everybody was staring at me. and i was like, okay, people. i know he's old enough to be my father. but we're dating. i was so nervous and on-edge. >> reporter: not everyone was ready for it at first. like her grandmother, edna. so upset, one night, she couldn't sleep. >> and i poured my heart out in a letter. trying very hard not to make her angry. but to consider all the things she could be getting herself involved in by marrying an older man and someone of a different culture. >> valentino, you may kiss your beautiful britd. >> reporter: but jennifer's family soon embraced valentino. >> i love you. i don't care how old you are.
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>> reporter: jay and glaoria, i the fictional "modern family," they have age differences and culture. >> her dad? no. i'm her husband. >> reporter: sometimes it looks and sounds like a thing from the show. >> you call it a disco. i never called it a disco. >> it's a challenge. and sometimes i say -- i'm talking to my children. i have a trophy wife here. that's what makes me proud inside. >> i don't know if i would want to necessarily be called a trophy wife. but hey, if it makes him feel good in front of the guys at work, go for it. i know the truth. >> reporter: and in our national hunt for real-life modern families, we learn about a lot of couples with similar age gaps. it turns out there's so many jay and glorias out there.
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>> i think we connect with jay and gloria. she introduced him to many things that he's not familiar with. i definitely do that with valentino. the computer, that's my next big project with him. let's get him on the computer. we're going to "x" out of that. "x" is to get out of whatever you're in. >> reporter: the teaching is a two-way street. >> thank you. >> reporter: valentino taught jennifer how to cook filipino recipes. but she says she has learned so much more. most important, that love is ageless. >> who made the rule that you have to be close to the same age as a spouse? who said that? why can't i love a man that's 30 years older than me? anybody who knows how to take care of somebody in a loving, special way, is capable of love. and it supersedes everything. >> it's working for jen and
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valentino. good for them. >> she makes a strong case. what her mom is actually older than valentino. >> three years. her mother -- yeah. three years younger than valentino. >> but he's got a daughter a little older than jennifer and one younger. >> i can understand why. but part of why we're doing this, there's a lot of families who sit down and watch "modern family," and they relate. resonates with many of them. >> right. >> their love breaks the mold. i think that's awesome. >> and we got thousands of entries from people, who say, we're the modern family. >> a lot more information at our website, at test your "modern family" trivia knowledge there, too. oh, boy... i used our slate card with blueprint. we can design our own plan to avoid interest by paying off diapers and things each month. and for the bigger stuff, we can pay down our balance faster to save money on interest. bigger? bigger. slate from chase gives you extraordinary control
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from zoo atlanta. po, the name of the baby panda, is po.oo atlanta. >> getting a little closer, now, to po. that is the baby panda's name, at zoo atlanta. >> dr. murphy has a good grip on po. you have to wait 100 days, chinese tradition, to name the baby. we also have "the morning mix." lady gaga brought down the house at the grammys. we saw that the other night. we ought to have our viewers weigh in on what they think she should wear on thursday, as well. >> leave that up to them? >> we'll have "the morning mix," weigh in on the justin bieber backlash. >> who is here? >> lisa ling and deborah norville. and erin andrews will be here. while she was competing on "dancing with the stars," her
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beloved father was battling prostate cancer. now, erin and her dad are joining forces for a crucial, new campaign, telling men what they need to know for their health. we'll unveil it right here. before you throw out your cell phone, watch this piece from juju chang. she will show you how one man is using the discarded phones to save lives in one of the poorest countries in africa. that's coming up, as well. first, to sam and the weather. >> we're going to start with twitter and facebook pictures. there was stuff that people were sending. a lot of animal photos today. that made us smile. look at the upper -- if you're looking at your screen. the upper left-hand corner. the missouri shot, where you see the snow melting. that has so many people excited. and merritt, florida, a wonderful shot. and a clear moon shot to start the day today. here comes the milder air. it's a chilly day for the mid-atlantic into the northeast, during the day today. check out boston. two days to thaw to get to the
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40s. washington, d.c. is 58, almost 60 by thursday. new york city is 55 on thursday. that mild air, holding right down in the deep south, will move all the way to the northeast. here's where the heaviest rain will fall today. portland, to redding, to san francisco. and inland. there can be three inches of heavy rain and feet of snow. the showers work into l.a. it's heavier rai and all of that weather was brought to you by purina. george? >> thank you, sam. it's time for our "morning mix," where we bring in our friends to talk about the big storying everyone's buzzing about. lisa ling, you know her from oprah, "national geographic," as a kid, "the view."
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her show, "our america with lisa ling" starts today on the own network. and deborah norville, best-selling author "the power of respect." there is so much to talk about. i want to begin with what's been gripping the country and the world, the last three weeks. facebook revolution in egypt. toppling a 30-year dictator/president, mubarak. you reported from some of the toughest spots, including north korea. what we're seeing here is something brand-new. >> before i was in tv life, i spent seven years reporting. i reported from egypt and iran and a lot of places that are going through the extraordinary experience right now. i remember at the time, this was 15 years ago, there were these seeds of discontent that were brewing. particularly among young people. in iran, i would see metallica spray-painted some of the walls.
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and women who were dyeing the front part of their hair blonde. but they couldn't express this publicly because they were so under the thumb of their government. now, with the evolution of the social network, this extraordinary change is happening. it's ironic that the american young people created the social networks that are destabilizing so much of the world. i don't know if any government will be able to continue to maintain this type of stranglehold over their people anymore. >> i don't think they are. when they shut down facebook, they tried to contain that, google groups sparked up. it's like mushrooms. what gets closed here, can grow up over here. you'll see it throughout the region. there's a youth bulge, where there are so many young people. unemployment is something like 30% for this age group, 15 to 29, the folks we saw in tahrir square. they need jobs. and that's not limited to egypt. >> they have the motivation. now, they have the tools. >> secretary of state hillary
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clinton is giving a speech where she talks about revolution 2.0. and talks about how the internet can be a force for good and a force for oppression. we have to make sure we channel it the right way. we saw this week, on a much, much lighter note, the use of social networks, twitter and fa facebook, went nuts, after esperanza spalding won the grammy. i wanted justin bieber to get up and say knock it off. >> the same social networks that are allowing justin bieber fans to have this platform, is what is undoing governments in the middle east and north africa? it's interesting. but it's the same system of social network. >> do you think he should step up and say, back off? >> he was very gracious. i have to give him credit for that. he congratulated her and was definitely shocked. he can vent here.
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>> you think it was 13-year-olds who were going in and rearranging her wicki page? i talked to my 13-year-old daughter, who is an admitted justin bieber fan. i said, there's no way kids your age are doing this. she says, mom, justin bieber fans are also 18. >> they have a platform. can you imagine what mick jagger and barbra streisand were thinking at the grammys, watching the legions of fans. >> mick jagger is thinking, that was me one point in time. >> when we're talking about the twitter and the facebook, how does it change how you do your work? >> oh, totally. we're expected to make a quick mention about what we're doing, what's coming up on the program. you have a show premiering tonight. i'm sure you will be twittering and facebooking what's going on. >> the instant interaction with viewers and people with the ability to respond, it's unprecedented in that regard, you can actually -- if someone has a problem that someone's reporting or doing, they can let
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you know right away. if you choose to respond, you can do so. that instant connection is unprecedented. >> it's almost better than a website. i have a website, that i will hear from people more quickly than twitter or facebook. it goes to the same blackberry. but people want to use the social network platforms. >> charlie sheen thought that twitter wasn't good enough. he went straight to dan patrick the other day. and, boy. he is just out of control. >> there's a reason that some stars have what are called in the business, handlers. and sam rosenfeld, who works with charlie sheen, is one of the best. >> yeah. >> i cannot imagine what went through his head and his stomach, when he realized this phone call had been made. i'm quite sure without any personal knowledge, this was not advised to mr. sheen to do this. and afterwards, he got a real talking to. >> more people than i think we choose to admit, can sort of
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function or are high on drugs more often than we believe. >> yeah. >> i mean, i did a piece about heroin addiction for our series. and these people, they needed the heroin, in order to just maintain a normal existence. >> whoopi goldberg was talking about that in the old days. talk about that before we go. >> the series called "our america." we cover faith healers to communities ravaged by heroin, to transgender families. it's a very diverse exploration into what it means to be an american. it's the proudest i've been of anything i've ever done. >> we look forward to seeing that. >> thanks for coming in. when we come back, erin
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our special contributor, erin andrews, is always in the thick of what is going on. whether it's when she's working at espn. whether she was on the dance floor with "dancing with the stars." fighting for anti-stalking laws, she does it all. and today, she is here to announce her newest effort, one that hits very close to home. erin is the first woman to be a spokesperson for prostate cancer awareness. that's because her beloved father, steve, is a prostate cancer survivor. and erin and steve andrews are here this morning.
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>> look how teary i am. sitting with you. and sitting with him. >> the waterworks. i'm very familiar with your work. you're a journalist, as well. emmy award-winning. how you have handled this, sir, is just so admirable. and tell us when you were first diagnosed. >> it was in november 2009. i went for a routine exam. they noticed my psa level was higher than the year before. doctor said, let's get something checked out here. went -- they detect the slight abnormality. did biopsies. 11 came back fine. the doctor called back and said, 11 biopsies are fine. 1 was malignant. >> 11 biopsiebiopsies? >> they did the full prostate. they wanted a good region.
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he told me on the phone, 11 came back good, 1 is malignant. this is not a death sentence. you're listening to this. >> cancer. to hear that word. >> it's like, wow. your life just stops for a second. >> thank goodness that they found it and you took the appropriate measures. i know there was a new campaign that is starting. what is it called? >> on the line. >> on the line. >> you are being compensated by one of the agencies associated with it. but tell us what the campaign is going to entail. >> you would like it. it incorporates a lot of our friends from the basketball side of it. the game is son the line. to get the basketball version. my dad was so lucky. he was smart enough to go to the doctor. to get detected early. to get in there. this wasn't a death sentence. it's now to get women involved that tell the loved ones in your life, the men in your life, your husband, your boyfriend, your brother, your uncle, go get checked. it's something i know you can
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relate to. i feel like breast cancer is something that we all talk about. >> it is. >> and men are so comfortable. it was so hard for me. i can talk to my dad about guys. about dating. about sports. but to talk about this with him was a little different. and this is now something we have to get this in the conversation. women have to start talking to men in their life about this. >> did you have symptoms? are there symptoms? was it something routine? >> i had no symptoms. i'm pro active about my health. i went for an annual physical. the psa was higher than the year before. and that was higher than the year before that. i was lucky. they caught it in a very early stages. >> prognosis is good. >> and prognosis is good so far. we're keeping our fingers crossed. there's lots of different treatments. lots of different options. that's what the whole campaign is about, to educate people. there's a section, everything
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women needs to know about this. section, everything men needs to know about this. >> one in six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. i'm over my parents all the time. get a colonoscopy. we had someone in our life affected by it. i had no idea about prostate cancer. when i found out my dad had it. talking to other people. everyone gets it. >> and you have proven, as a family, that you can get through anything. when this was happening -- >> yeah. >> you were going through -- >> an arrest was just made. >> the video had gone viral. you were dealing with all of that about the stalker. and your dad was dealing with this. you see how coming together as a family can help you get through. >> erin was on the phone with me. are you going to get checked? who are you going to talk to? actually, she had arranged a telephone call with a doctor who operated on one of the basketball coaches. >> jim boeheim, from syracuse, yeah. >> just a wealth of information. >> we're very blessed to be
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involved with espn and the foundation. jimmy v. and the foundation and all the work they do. thank you. thank you. >> thank you. >> i'm going to steal your daughter next week. she's going to work with me at the oscars. >> i know. i'm going to pretend to be a girl for once. i don't know how to act. i don't know what to do. >> don't look at me. we're both in a heap of trouble. mr. andrews, i'm glad that things are going well. >> thank you so much. >> that's the way to go. it is a big team effort to get through this. >> we need females to talk to the men in their life about it. >> we need females to talk to the men in their life about it. it's to stay fit, you might also want to try lifting one of these. a unique sea salt added to over 40 campbell's condensed soups. helps us reduce sodium, but not flavor. so do a few lifts. campbell's.® it's amazing what soup can do.™ can getting enough vegetables make you feel good?
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♪ what kind of world do you want ♪ that old cell phone you're about to throw out could save a life. thanks to a young man who is making a difference in one of
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the poorest countries, malawi. this kid is something. one of >> he really is. he was a college sophomore just four years ago. and it's an example of one, big idea and a lot of spirit. a fierce competitor, josh nesbitt went to stanford on a full scholarship to play goalie. but it's what he did off the field, that makes him a superstar. it all started four years ago, when he went to malawi, africa, during the summer of his sophomore year. he volunteered here, at st. gabriel hospital, to help children with hiv. >> it spread 100 miles in every direction. you had patients walking 60, 80, 100 miles for this care. one nurse would get on a motorcycle and drive ten hours a day, trying to track down patients. >> reporter: so, a lightbulb
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went on. >> yes. >> reporter: instead of biking or walking for hours on end, health care workers and patients could text each other within seconds, if they just had the right technology. back at stanford, surrounded by software engineers, josh found a software guru that could make it happen. >> he was making a software program, called software mps. take software, 100 mobile phones and a plane ticket. >> reporter: soon, the health workers were texting 100 miles in each direction. >> someone out in the middle of rural malawi, won't break their leg or have an adverse reaction to the drugs. and a care worker will text in to the local health care facility, which might be 60 miles away. >> reporter: you're like a global 911. >> absolutely. >> reporter: the new technology allowed workers at st. gabriel's, to track
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emergencies, keep records, all via text. saving time. saving resources. saving lives. >> about 150 patients over 6 months received care, that wouldn't have been seen otherwise. one worker came up to me and said, we've doubled the patients we're treating for tuberculosis now. after six months. at that point, really, at the point of no return. >> reporter: the problem was, there weren't enough phones to meet the demand. >> i was hit by a statistic. we were discarding 500,000 cell phones every day. >> reporter: this is what one day's worth of trashed phones look like. 500,000 every, single day. by recycling just 1% of those phones, josh could raise money to buy new phones, for 1 million health workers. >> your old phone will turn into two or three phones. every one of those phones will connect 50 to 100 families to emergency services.
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>> reporter: that means 50 million people in africa can get better health care. josh's little idea has gone global. what amazes me is you've taken the discarded items and saving lives with them. >> it's your trash. but it turns into value, and turns into life savings. >> and josh's mobile medic has moved beyond malawi. they've gone to ten different countries, george. helping 3.5 million people. it's the power of one man and one idea. you can scour your drawers, go the play room where the kids play with the old cell phone, and turn it in. and you can do it through hope phones. >> we have information on this at and sav
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most accurate by weatherate. >> good morning. 8:56. ments away from "good morning maryland" at nine and a giant jersey chicken that stepped into the studio. or popped into the studio. 33 in edgemere and 27 back in the hereford zone. and winds not nearly as strong as yesterday. we are watching a lot of cloudiness in the heartland pushing through the ohio valley and southern appalachians that will introduce more clouds after a mostly sunny skies today. today, back to the near normal. 43. the two degree guaranteed high and we will see lighter winds than we have seen yesterday. more on the warmup coming on "good morning maryland" at nine. final check on traffic with kim brown. >> reporter: we have a couple issues on 95. heading up in towards baltimore city, north bound 95 past washington boulevard, an accident is blocking the two center lanes. look live at 95 at caton avenue, these are where the delays stretch as you see it's pretty much going to be at a
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crawl coming up from the beltway. take a decent route. maybe route one washington boulevard all the way in towards the city this morning. looking at the maps, a couple incidents in baltimore city including an accident right there at glen falls parkway and police are on the scene there. in baltimore county, windsor mill road closed in both direction between mayfield and rolling road. liberty road is probability best way to get around that. and rosedale 40 eastbound, at the beltway an accident blocks right lane and a disabled vehicle northbound 83 at 695 reports of a crash there. heading southbound on 95 in toward the capital beltway. a crash in laurel blocks the left lane. expect delays from 216. we are getting ready for "good morning, maryland" at nine.
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