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des moines at 29 but that's not the main impact and gist of the storm. it's oop important player here. the batteries running low in the clicker. storm system passing towards the south as it churns up it will flare up but it's out of here and we are getting clouds in the northern fringe that will break by lunchtime. and from north to south. and the rain all that energy we talked about with the heat pushing through the carolinas getting thunderstorms this morning. and heavy downpours in the northern extent clipping up towards ocean city and southern good morning, america. and this morning, in the jury's hands right now. maryland. as that low pressure tracks off the dramatic trial of michael towards the east, we will get jackson's doctor. into the clearing behind it and lawyers arguing the pop star we will see an improvement in paid with his life for the sky view. dr. murray's actions. but it will introduce cooler >> michael jackson is dead. canadian air. again we are underneath the and we have to hear about poor cloud cover and back edge tries to get through somewhere around conrad murray. >> and the exclusive bombshell lunchtime and during the early from jackson's bodyguards this afternoon hours. southeast because of the proximity to the storm you will morning. nancy grace and dan abrams, here hang on to the clouds maybe few live, as we countdown to the extra hours. we get into theby late today. verdict. unpressure. clearing tonight and tomorrow new twists in the herman cain into the weekend we have got
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ourselves dry weather and you will notice the impact of the scandal. is one of his accusers about to sun as we turn the clocks back speak out? over the weekend and, of cain fights back this morning. course, check the batteries in and our new poll shows he's the smoke detectors. holding strong so far. school northerly winds and that influences the temperatures this afternoon 58 a little the bieber daddy drama below normal and despite developing sun and tonight we are back to near freezing. over the weekend a high of 5 # escalates overnight. will he be forced to take a tomorrow. and upper 20s to low 30s on saturday night. sunday, that's the day we turn paternity test? and heir to the throne. the chocks back one hour and back to standard time. clues piling up that kate is and back to near or above pregnant. normal temperatures with 60s are she and william expecting a royal baby? next week. have a great weekend. [ dennis ] juggling insurance policies right up. happy friday, everyone. we have a busy one here. >> we do. >> a lot to get to. including the new poll out on the controversy swirling around herman cain's campaign. we look at how the controversy's affected cain's standing and the race for the nomination.
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of it. he starts us off this morning. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. the jury itself will be bussed to court from a secret location this morning. then, they will begin to pick a forepers foreperson, and then deliver the fate of conrad murray. the lawyers will get a two-hour notice when there's a verdict. until then, we sit and wait. it's the jury's turn to speak. >> we turn with the only right verdict. >> not guilty. >> guilty. >> reporter: it was a tug-of-war of words. the prosecution riddling conrad murray, as an opportunist, whose negligence resulted in michael jackson's drug overdosed, leaving his children orphaned. >> they do not have a father because of the actions of conrad murray. >> reporter: murray was a selfish doctor who covered his tracks, according to the prosecution. calling 911 after hiding
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incriminating propofol bottles, a guilty act. >> putting conrad murray first. putting michael jackson, his life, last. >> dr. murray did not kill michael jackson. >> reporter: but the defense countered, arguing jackson killed himself by injection. saying murray is not to blame. >> they want you to convict dr. murray for the actions of michael jackson. >> reporter: in fact, jurors were told dr. murray is a victim of jackson's celebrity. >> if it were anybody else but michael jackson, anybody else, would this doctor be here today? >> poor conrad murray. michael jackson is dead. and we have to hear about poor conrad murray. and no doctor knows what it's like to be in his shoes. >> if you're going to hold dr. murray responsible, don't do it because it's michael jackson. this is not a reality show.
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it's reality. and the decisions you make, it's making good tv. it's how it affects real human beings and people that love. >> reporter: the jackson family seemed quite pumped by the prosecution effort. after court, they hugged the prosecutor. latoya hugging him in the hallway. and michael's mother said her excitement was tempered by no matter what the verdict, michael jackson will not be back. >> much more coming up. including an exclusive interview with michael jackson's bodyguards. and dan abrams and nancy grace are back with their take on the closing arguments. now, the fast-moving developments surrounding front-runner herman cain this morning. there are new details on his alleged advances on women who worked for him. and one woman could be ready to tell her side of the story as early as today.
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our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, is in d.c. and has the latest on all this. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, robin. today, we may get the first word from one of the women who made sexual harassment charges against cain. now, she wants to issue a written statement in dispute with what cain has said, his strong denial about the allegations during his tenure at the national restaurant association. former employees tell abc news, cain was a regular on washington's after-work bar scene, often with young women who worked with him at the restaurant association. some say it was just cain being personalible and gregarious. but thursday, cain was pressed about new accounts. that he asked one female employee to return to his corporate apartment with him. >> do you even have a corporate apartment? >> i had an apartment near the airplane because i travel so much. that's true. sean, this is absolutely fabrication, man. >> reporter: and cain told sean hannity, he never even made
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flattering remarks to the woman. >> i didn't make those kinds of compliments. i didn't say that she looked hot or whatever, this sort of thing. i know i didn't do that kind of stuff. >> reporter: and abc news has reported, two of the women who received settlements from the restaurant association are well-known in government circles. one, in her 50s, now. married and a spokesperson for a federal agency in washington. the other, now in her 40s, single. registered as a lobbyist in new jersey. both are said to fear the consequences of going public. >> there's good reason for them to be afraid. >> reporter: ricki sizeman is a political operative, who persuaded anita hill to go public during the hearings of clarence thomas. she sees parallels how the women are being treated. >> they've been called by all kinds of people already by people who have no idea who they are. >> reporter: that's just par for the course? >> in a political campaign?
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you bet ya. >> reporter: and the cain campaign is already trying to turn the tables, with a new commercial that paints the allegations as fabrications from rivals and the liberal media, with pointed comparisons to clarence thomas. >> this is a circle. it's a national disgrace. it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks. >> reporter: another part of their defense by going on the offense, cain's new team of crisis managers say, they are including all of the options including possible lawsuits, against politico, who first reported the story, and others who are following up on it now, george. >> thanks. let's get the political fallout for cain. our poll shows he's holding steady in the firestorm and has him tied with mitt romney at the top of the pack. rick perry, ten points back. and newt gingrich. jon karl is here to talk about the findings with me. let's look at the impact on cain
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first of all. 55% of republican primary voters say this is not a serious voter, the allegations surrounding cain. and 69% are saying it doesn't affect his support for him at all. pretty good news for cain. >> reporter: absolutely. and what's interesting, this poll was conducted over four days. as the week went on and cain handled it so badly, many people said. actually, the number calling it serious got lower. this is what we're hearing when we talk to people in iowa and talk to his supporters. but there's another point in this poll, george. one in four republicans said that it is a serious matter. >> that makes them less likely to vote for cain. and this is all before we heara. we know one wants to put out a statement today. and that could go to the heart of whether he's telling the truth. >> reporter: are there more shoes to drop? how is he going to deal with this? and once they come public, we could have a different game. >> and it comes against
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backdrop of a volatile republican field. another finding from the polls. 69% say they could still change their mind, as we're two months away from the voting. >> reporter: isn't that amazing? this is after a campaign where we've seen michele bachmann go up and down. rick perry go up and down. and now, herman cain, the latest. what's interesting here is the volatility is especially high among romney supporters. over 70% say they could change their minds. >> even though he's held steady in the low 20s -- >> reporter: for five years. >> exactly. he can't go higher. but he doesn't generally drop lower. okay. jonathan karl, thanks very much. oh, i'm sorry. i was going to go to robin. i'm going to go to josh. >> you don't have to apologize going to me, george. i'll wait. we have all the time. romney's had five years. so -- away we go. we're going to begin with the economy. word expected this morning that the unemployment rate has not budged in the last month. holding steady, now, still at over 9%. so, we're asking, is there any
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hope for the millions of americans looking for work? weekend "gma" anchor, bianna golodryga, is looking into that for us. joins us now live from washington with the latest. good morning to you, bianna. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the government's jobs report for the month of october is due out this morning. and it is expected to show that the unemployment rate stayed the same last month at 9.1%. but we are expecting to hear that 90,000 jobs were created last month. and that's an indication that the economy is growing, but slowly. now, we've seen few positive trends over the past few weeks that have led more economists to believe that the chances of entering another recession are receding. so, here are some key factors and potential good nuggets to look at. fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits. companies have seen an increase in orders to factories. and worker productivity seems to be on the rise. and companies have saved money by squeezing as much production out of the fewest employees necessary. but historically, companies that have saved money tend to start
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hiring more once demand starts to pick up. josh, the economic trend appears to be gradually improving. but it is still so weak and at such a slow pace, that any obstacle can derail it. >> cautious optimism. thank you for that. wall street is also closely watching developments overseas, in greece. where the prime minister has now reversed course, deciding not to hold what was a very controversial public vote on the bailout to save the greek economy. good news for the markets. but the drama isn't over. a vote in the greek parliament today could oust the prime minister from office, leading to even more uncertainty. six days, meanwhile, after that freak snowstorm in the northeast. 400,000 homes and businesses in the state of connecticut still don't have power. turns out, to save money, the power company recently cut back, way back, on trimming trees. near power lines. and the ceo fueled more outrage when he suggested he might raise rates to pay for the company's
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slow response. but the attorney general is now investigating. and i know, robin, you and i have no folks in the state of connecticut who have real opinions. >> still don't have power. so many people don't have power. meanwhile, the popular coupon website, groupen is going public. it puts the value of the company at $12.7 billion. in las vegas, obviously, all things can happen. but this is really especially unusual. a truck driver being chased by police for going too slow. unclear on the concept of chase. doing 45 in the fast lane. refuses to pull over. finally, the spike strips hit the rims of his tires until he could drive no more. and he was taken away in handcuffs. >> handcuffs? >> well, you never know. he was going 45 miles per hour. there were obviously other issues in play there. >> all right, josh. thank you. >> you're welcome. can we say happy friday to sam champion? >> happy friday.
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what were the other issues that would make you drive 45 in the slow lane? that's what i want to know. >> so, sam, it looks like we have a really busy -- >> all right. here we go. from the mid-atlantic to the northeast, it is a gorgeous start to the day. wait until this afternoon, when the winds pick up and the cold air drops in. enjoy from boston at 51. new york, 55. it's right around the normal mark and a pretty nice day. here's where the heavy rain falls today. it brings rain from l.a., to san diego, flagstaff, phoenix. everyone getting showers today. this is a good dose of rain for this area. that cool air is reaching all the way to the gulf today. but not into florida.
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>> just in case it's gone unsaid, happy friday to one and all. >> you, as well. >> i think we said that to you when we -- maybe not.
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>> i was going 45 in the slow lane. >> that's right. >> sam champion. all right. we're going to move on to william and kate. a lot of speculation this morning that the royal couple may be getting ready for a baby. as clues emerge that the heir to the throne may be on the way. abc's nick watt, tracking the latest. he's got it all from london. do tell, nick. good morning. >> reporter: well, robin, there's nothing i like more than a good royal rumor. this one is a doozy. and there's a pretty good chance that it's true. on a visit to an aid warehouse, kate refused to taste a peanut taste. tongues are wagging uncontrollably. is she pregnant? here is the moment. another angle. and still photographs. expectant moms steer clear of nuts. >> when you report on royals, often it's the subtle things that they do that give a lot away. >> reporter: and is that a knowing look from big daddy?
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bookmakers have stopped taking bets on a royal baby before next summer. they are sure she's pregnant. but there's no baby bump under that slim-fitting cloak. >> if she is pregnant, there will be absolutely no announcement until three months into her pregnancy. >> reporter: could there be another explanation? >> her spokesman made a statement to stress that kate does not have any form of nut allergy. >> reporter: maybe she thought it looked gross. perhaps she's on a diet. or too self-conscious to eat on camera. but there's no secret, they want kids. >> we want a family. >> it's very important to me. you know, i want to be able to have a happy family ourselves. >> reporter: i remember the last time an heir was born, diana was the glowing mother. and william, the little prince, in swaddling clothes. there's another major clue here, just last week, the british
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government announced a change in the laws of succession. laws that have been around for thousands of years. used to be first-born son got the throne. now, first-born, if it's a boy or a girl. so, william and kate may have a kid. >> the timing of that announcement. what is the palace saying about all this speculation, nick? >> reporter: as always, nothing. they say we never confirm nor deny speculation about pregnancy. there are hundreds of reporters following the royals. and they look for tiny, little things to get clues. finally, the mras will come out and say it. everyone will be happy. but for now, it's a great guessing game. >> how much fun will it be to watch nick cover this story. now, to the pod of humpback whales putting on a show in santa cruz. all kinds of spectators are trying to capture the spectacle. including this brave or foolish surfer who tried to swallow it up.
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>> reporter: a bikini-clad surfer, on a beautiful california day. then, this. two humpback whales, bursting out of the water, mouths wide-open, devouring mass quantities of anchovies. and all dangerously close to these onlookers. >> it happened right out here about a quarter-mile out. >> reporter: barbara recker was just 20 away from the encounter, when she shot this amazing video. scientists believe weather patterns have driven fish closer to shore this year, and brought the feeding whales with them. and with a humpback population that's tripled in the last 20 years, surfers and kayakers like this were treated to a show. when people intentionally get too close to the whales, are they putting themselves in danger? >> a 0-foot animal can lift his entire body out of the water with a couple of swipes of a
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tail. you can imagine what it can do to a person. >> reporter: this isn't the first time. in 1992, lee keply was filming what he thought was a friendly encounter between a pilot whale and a diver, when suddenly, the whale dragged the woman 40 feet under water. >> for people who watched this video, they're thinking, are you crazy? these animals are as big as semitrucks. >> and you know what? we were crazy to be out there. >> reporter: having an animal the size of an 18-wheeler lunging out of the water right in front of you can definitely be scary. >> thousands of pounds, flying up in the air right next to you. you're sitting ducks, basically. >> reporter: the close encounter that this nature lover won't soon for get. >> i'm going to watch whales from up on bluffs like this. >> reporter: for "good morning america," beckcy worley, abc news, santa cruz, california. coming up, a "gma" exclusive with michael jackson's bodyguards. what they really think about dr. murray. and what they say the pop
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encouraging her to stand by her husband. >> and yesterday, we heard the wife say, i forgive my husband for his indiscretions. also, looking forward to sharing my conversation with basketball coach, pat summitt, of the tennessee lady vols. she is facing her toughest challenge head-on, early onset dementia. >> a real role model. we begin with the "gma" exclusive. as the jury decides conrad murray's fate, michael jackson's bodyguards tell us what they think happened to michael. abbie boudreau has that for us this morning. good morning, abbie. >> reporter: good morning, george. the two bodyguards are not standing out to defend conrad murray but say others should be standing trial, too. and say michael jackson would never want dr. murray to go to prison. >> we know if he was alive, he would not want dr. conrad murray to be on trial. >> he would never step into
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another courtroom again. this trial brought him back into a courtroom. his character was back into question. >> reporter: michael jackson's former bodyguards, speaking out. revealing new details about jackson's relationship with conrad murray. and why they say dr. murray is not a criminal. >> there's no way in hell that dr. conrad wanted to kill mr. jackson. why would he kill his paycheck? the relationship that him and mr. conrad murray had on our watch, they were more friendly. >> reporter: they feel the trial has unfairly vilified dr. murray. >> seeing how only dr. murray is being pointed out, i look at the trial and i say, you know, that courtroom wouldn't be big enough to hold everyone in it that we feel would be accountable. >> reporter: you think there's more to this? >> certainly. >> absolutely. it's way bigger than dr. conrad. >> yes. >> no question in our minds. >> reporter: they say they're convinced someone other than
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dr. murray was medicating jackson during the daytime, to help him perform better. >> dr. murray was help mr. jackson's sleep, we certainly believe there was certainly other doctors that helped him stay up. >> reporter: meaning? help him stay up throughout the day or keep his energy level up? >> yes. >> reporter: to perform? >> yes. >> reporter: but police have not accused anyone else who worked for jackson of a crime. back in this l.a. courtroom, the issue at hand remains. is dr. conrad murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter? >> michael jackson is dead. and we have to hear about poor conrad murray. and no doctor knows what it's like to be in his shoes. >> reporter: the bodyguards just wrote a book "defending the king." they say it will give more insight into michael's life. but today, is about who is responsible for michael's death. and that will be up for the jury to decide. george? >> abbie, thanks.
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let's bring in our legal team. nancy grace and our "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. nancy, let me begin -- i take it nancy's not here right now. okay. do we have her there? nancy, okay. you're a former prosecutor. let's talk about the prosecution's closing arguments. there's a lot of emotion. a little sarcasm, as well. >> yeah. you're right about that. but what's concerning me, in addition to the closing arguments that went down, is what you just played. two bodyguards claiming doctors should be on trial for keeping michael jackson awake. hello? nobody's on trial because it's not a crime to be awake. it's a crime to be dead by having propofol shot into your dead body until all of your organs are saturated with a powerful, surgical anesthetic that is not to be used outside the operating. those guys didn't know what they were talking about. >> it's actually not a crime to be putting drugs into a dead
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body. but if you put it in a live body, that is a crime. >> great. >> i know. closing arguments, look. i think that the prosecution's closing was a bit stronger than the defense. i think the defense was smart to bring up this idea of if it wasn't michael jackson, we might not be here today. the problem with the way they did it was, i think the constant reference, i think to, for example, this is not a reality show, was a bit condescending to the jury. like they don't know they're there for a trial. and they need to be reminded it isn't a reality show, i think is dangerous water for the defense. >> do you agree with that, nancy? >> well, yes, i do. i was offended by suggesting that a homicide trial is somehow akin to a reality show. one thing for the defense is, they really didn't have a lot to work with because their big theory is that michael jackson self-administered propofol.
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come on. the syringe by the bed is a 10 cc. when you give children benadryl, they get 5 mls. there's no way that if jackson had shot himself up with 10 ccs, there is no way the organs -- i have his autopsy report here. the vitreous -- you're not getting that out of one syringe. it's not going to happen. >> nancy, do you agree with me that if the jurors have questions whether jackson could have injected himself, that there might be an acquittal here? >> yes. i think an acquittal, especially in california. hello, o.j. simpson. anything can happen here. and another thing, dan. as much as i don't like it, people generally like their doctors. i like my doctor. i went under the knife. and he was the last thing i saw.
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wondering, will i make it? will my twins grow up without a mother? but i trusted my doctor. jurors don't like to convict doctors. and murray, very wisely, stayed mum. he let the jury suspect he may be guilty, rather than take the stand and confirm their suspicions. he has that going for him. >> people hold doctors to a higher standard. and all of the things that dr. murray did do and he shouldn't have done, didn't do that he should have done, is going to be a problem. >> even if he brought the propofol in the room, and the jurors believe michael gave it to himself. >> legally, the judge has guinn them a reason they could convict, even if they believe he may have done it himself. i think it will be hard for the jurors to convict on that. >> what about the question that dan just referred to. that we wouldn't be here if the victim were anyone but michael jackson. are they right about that? >> oh, blah, blah. george, here's the deal. whenever a celebrity is on trial
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for -- is the defendant, it's all about celebrity justice. now, you finally have a celebrity who is a victim. you can't have your cake and eat it, too. you can't have it both ways. and the way i see this, the reason this is getting any traction is because it's michael jackson. that's not why it's in court. >> imagine a noncelebrity -- imagine a noncelebrity having a private doctor giving him propofol. all of the things that were happening -- >> yeah, for $150,000 a month, dan. >> these are the things that happen to a celebrity. the propofol shouldn't have been in the room, period. >> four gallons, dan. four gallons. think of a gallon of milk. four gallons of propofol. and he told the jury, i'm trying to wean him? okay. >> as the case moved on, we heard less and less, i think about this idea of dr. murray trying to wean off michael jackson off of it.
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and more -- >> that was smart. >> yeah. i mean more about really focusing on reasonable doubt, i think. >> we only have a couple seconds left. you weigh in on this. quick verdict or not? >> i think it's going to take a little bit of time. i think high-profile cases, jurors want to cross the "ts" and dot the "is" in the beginning. >> look at what they're wearing this morning. if all the men are in suits and ties, count for a verdict. everyone is screaming for a verdict on friday. i don't think it's going to happen. >> thank you very much. you agree on that. time, now, for the weather and sam champion. >> we put this graphic up, george, robin, so you remember to change the clocks this weekend. but don't stare at it too long. i don't know. it's giving me a headache. i'm vibrating from the inside-out, looking at this graphic. i don't know. just remember to change your clocks this weekend. here comes into the deep south, the big change in temperatures. and it is a milder pocket of air in places like new orleans, at 64 degrees today. 77 on saturday. in memphis, you start out
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coming up on 7:44 now. and the twist in the paternity suit against pop superstar, justin bieber. the 20-year-old woman accusing him of fathering her child could end up in a lot of trouble with the law herself. abc's cecilia vega has been tracking this for us yet again. >> reporter: yeah. and she is asking the judge for child support and a paternity test. instead, she could find herself in the center of a statutory rape investigation. los angeles police may investigate allegations that bieber, at the time, just 16, impregnated mariah yeater
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backstage. sources say it is yeater, then-19, who could be guilty of a crime. statutory rape of a minor. >> the last thing you want to do is have a minor, trying to be held responsible. her admission, along with the baby, is enough to convict her. >> she's aware of the risk. and she stands by her story. >> reporter: it began when yeater filed a lawsuit in san diego. claiming a 30-second tryst made her pregnant. >> if it is statutory rape, that does not absolve the father of providing child support. >> reporter: many in hollywood are now questioning yeater's story. >> there is lots of buzz about this story. and justin's fans are definitely not believing the story. >> reporter: bieber's spokesperson did not return requests for comment from "gma." but sources say behind the
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scenes, the singer's team is strongly pushing back. >> they definitely believe that their hero is innocent. >> reporter: in fact, some fans are now accusing yeater of making up the story for financial gain. >> i think i have a pretty good b.s. meter. i believe the voracity and credibility of my client's story. >> reporter: for his part, bieber has not addressed the allegations head-on. but he made on twitter. writing, quote, i'm going to ignore the rumors and focus on what is real. and the story is fodder for late-night comedians. ♪ my baby, baby, baby >> this is a legitimate claim by a woman who wants to know the father of her new baby. >> there's a whole category of women who look at this as kind of a payday or look at the male as a meal ticket. the problem with her is, that she may be doing three meals a day in jail before she ever gets
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a payday. >> reporter: well, los angeles police say no crime has been reported yet. and yeater's lawyers say, so far she has not been contacted by authorities or anyone representing bieber. more to come. >> yes. and bieber fans are standing by him. and he has a lot of them. >> for sure. >> have a great weekend. josh has "the play of the day" coming up. and a special friday bonus round maybe? also ahead in our next hour, my candid conversation with pat i wouldn't in our next hour, . pay the check? no, i wouldn't use that single miles credit card. hey, aren't you... shhh. i'm researching a role. today's special... the capital one venture card. you earn double miles on every purchase. impressive. chalk is a lost medium. if you're not earning double miles... you're settling for half. was that really necessary? [ male announcer ] get the venture card at capitalone.com and earn double miles on every purchase every day. what's in your wallet? cover for me. i have an audition.
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here's "the play of the day." >> wow, robin. just going to make me earn it, aren't you? we're used to talking to the camera about a story. but that's usually when we get out of the way. we try not to make ourselves a part of the story, after all. this reporter was covering an already odd story. a woman driving drunk and
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practically naked, when things got weird. >> wearing virtually no clothing. we simply don't know why that happened. what we do know is when the officer got out of the car -- >> paul. he's been covering this for 30 years. >> he has. >> he has license. >> exactly. there she is, if you want to take a look. and that was what paul was going for. so to speak. i wouldn't argue that was not a way to -- it's the friday "play of the day." >> do we have a bonus round, josh? >> hey. how to calm a toddler down. take a look. [ baby crying ] [ dog howling ] >> that's one way. >> we'll see in our second hour. >> that was a good payoff. i wish you guys had layaway --
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now maryland's most powerful to lar radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather eight. 7:-- weatherate. 7:56. and it's been dark lasting longer, we have got cloudiness blocking out the early morning sunshine here in an a list at 50 degrees. and temperatures basically in the upper 40s acruets board. 47 sparrows point and perry hall and darlington northeast
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and westminster. cloud cover responsible well part of the storm system passing into virginia and moderate rainfall can find a southeast virginia and north carolina but northern extent into the lower portion of the eastern show. cloud will break up and give us afternoon sunshine and we will get the way to about 58 degrees. tonight we slip back to about freezing and holding near 40 by the bay and weekend cooler sunshine 53 tomorrow reminder to turn the clocks back so we get earlier sunshine on sunday and high of 56 degrees. and we will work our way back through the low to mid-60s by the middle of next week. check on the traffic once again with tanya. >> reporter: good morning. i wish it's better news. the good news is 195 inbound towards bwi is now clear after an earlier accident. no delays there. we do have delays on the beltway a live look near 795 the outer loop is going to be slow to he hadmonson and earlier accident at reisterstown road is clear but the crash before 70 is over on the shoulder. taking a look at the jfx at
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northern parkway, we have stop and go traffic in the southbound lanes. northbound lanes are running fine. and as you continue southbound towards cold spring lane that volume continues and it starts to break up by the 41st street overpass by the pepsi plant and gets better here making your way tooters north avenue. elsewhere -- way towards north avenue. an accident involving a animal. now back to new york for "good morning america." @
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] look at nancy grace and tristan macmanus, jiving to charlie daniels' "devil went down to georgia." she joins us this morning to talk about the pressure of making the top five. also, how she's dropped so many pounds so quickly. >> it is amazing. every year, we talk about that.
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and we see how people really -- the transformation with the dancing. >> how they change. >> it's two hours. >> one more time. >> you've never looked trimmer. >> i can't wait for the paso doble. >> amazing how you come back to that. >> really. >> and nothing about everyone else in the world. let's talk about josh. >> and the dance. we will talk about something else. i had the privilege to sit down with a legend, pat summitt. went down to knoxville to talk to her. she is now facing her biggest challenge, early onset dementia. wait until yu see how she is facing it. i love these t-shirts they have. yeah. look how it says in the back. >> aw. >> our coach, our friend, our family. and so, our conversation with pat, coming up. >> what a legend. all right.
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well, speaking of dancing, another pair of great dancers, you two, you saw the bride and her dad boogie down yesterday. well, their video has become such a huge sensation online. and now, they are here live to show us those moves. i mean, it does not get better than that. >> there they are. >> hey. >> re-enacting the big day. i'm pretty sure we did not -- >> uh-oh. also, brad paisley's going to be here live. we'll talk to him in a little bit. first, we get to news. josh? >> important news on the economy. a government report is expected to show that employers added 90,000 jobs in october. and some breaking news from wall street. the former governor of new jersey, jon corzine, is resigning as head of the
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brokerage firm, m.f. global, and is rejecting his severance. that firm is bankrupt because some $7 million in customer money has gone missing. a new poll finds erm herman cain has not been hurt by charges of sexual harassment. he's tied for the lead with mitt romney. one of cain's accusers may release a statement today. now, for that soap operatic murder-for-hire case in houston. abc's ryan owens on why the wife is still standing by her man. >> reporter: they are the women standing by the woman, who is standing by her man. yvonne stern's sisters support her decision to stay with her husband, millionaire attorney, jeffrey stern. even though he's accused of plotting with his mistress, to have her murdered. who could stay with this guy,
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like this man? accused of plotting to kill her. >> she's a strong woman. we're all human beings. human beings make mistakes. she's forgiving. she's very strong. >> reporter: that's despite being shot in the stomach last year, allegedly by this man. damian flores, an accused hitman, who prosecutors say was hired by her husband and his mistress. police say the shooting was the third attempt on yvonne's life. initial gaiser, jeffrey stern's mistress, pleaded guilty and testified against flores. she is expected to do the same against stern at his trial in a few months. >> he had an affair with a who, unbeknownst to hill and everyone else, developed a fatal attraction. and who, unbeknownst to him, is mentally unstable. >> reporter: but prosecutors say stern and his mistress worked hand in hand to hire hitmen to shoot yvonne. do you think she ever believes that jeffrey wanted to kill her?
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>> never. >> reporter: jeffrey stern's trial is scheduled for february. his wife, his alleged victim, vows she'll be at his side. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, houston. >> thank you, ryan. meanwhile, a very delicate rescue operation is under way in africa. take a look. two-ton rhinos being air-lifted to protect them from poachers. the rhinos are put to sleep. and they're hoisted and flown -- i don't want to say exactly how many miles. but they're thrown to a protected area. the trip is less stressful for them to make than a truck ride over land. no animals were hurt. and they're safe, now, from poachers. now, diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> great to say good morning to you, josh, and everybody at "good morning america." with so many americans asked to do more with less, we have a question. why are members of congress still getting lavish pension
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plans? is it fair? well, chris cuomo is going to tackle that question tonight on "world news." be sure to watch. one other programming note. a game we have all been waiting for, the latest game of the century. number one, lsu, number two, alabama. tomorrow, 9:00 a.m. eastern for pregame coverage. it doesn't get better, one and two. a championship game. that, right there. starlings, millions of them, doing what's called a murmuration. they fly in the designs. the crazy thing, they fly 20 miles per hour. they never collide. no one knows why, or let's face it, how they do it. >> it looks like art. >> that's chemistry. >> that is. >> beautiful. >> go, lsu. >> it would only be better if penn state was playing. i'll take it. that will be a great game.
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how about pop news, everybody? good morning, everybody. want to celebrate another endangered species. happy birthday to po, the panda. the only giant panda got born at a u.s. zoo. turned 1 yesterday. and po's family was sure to shower him attention on the big day. a fruit-filled ice cake and an orange traffic cone to play with. apparently that's his favorite thing in the world. po, in case you're wondering, is named after the main character in "kung fu panda." this is a big deal. only four other zoos in the u.s. have pandas. and po is our own. >> they do. >> i know. all right. do you guys remember the contests at school to guess how many jelly beans are in a car? well, try to guess how many jelly bellies it took to make
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this stop-motion music video. it has gone viral, needless to say. it's truly amazing, called in your arms. a video from singer/song writer, nina gratton. took two years. >> i would say 2,522,000. >> josh is closer. it took 288,000. >> yes. showcase showdown. a new car. >> well done, josh. >> what's with the showcase showdown? come on down. finally, guys, daniel craig, the actor, back as james bond for the third time in the upcoming 007 movie. producers have started shooting the film. it's the 23rd in the james bond series. and no shootage of handsome actors in this one. javier boredom has signed on.
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it's the first bond we've seen in four years. we're looking forward to that. they are trying to keep that a secret. i know. she'll be pretty. and finally, everybody, we have a picture of the morning that, frankly, is worthy of "play of the day." i'm so glad we got it for pop news. captured in morocco. it shows nine goats precariously balancing on tree branches. >> is this legit? >> the brave billys risking life and limb for the berries at the top of the argon tree. 17 feet in the air. isn't that amazing? enough berries for everybody. >> now, what do i do? >> what's next? >> always go one jelly belly. you always go to one. and that means that you'll win. >> is that how you win? i'm trying to teach my son. >> the wisdom.
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the pearls of wisdom. i love how sam gets the heck out of here. >> i come outside to be the folks. robin, george, josh. we start with science, something never seen before. a crack in a glacier. it's a big one in antarctica. this glacier is breaking off into an iceberg. but this is no small matter. the iceberg, ten-times the size of manhattan. and this is probably the farthest back this glacier will be cut. want to show you that. one or two things going on this morning. the deep freeze to the deep south. houston this morning, dallas, this morning. our favorite place, oklahoma city. san angelo. you have chill in the air. look at new orleans, at 64. even orlando will be cooler. that cold front gets into central florida. you do dry out in atlanta and the carolinas. it becomes a very nice weekend and quiet around the nation.
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>> right here in the house. >> long beach, texas. >> lara? >> sam, thank you. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." robin's revealing interview with sports legend, pat summitt. taking her biggest challenge yet. it's a conversation you don't want to miss. we check in with our favorite "dancing with the stars" couples. nancy grace, tristan macmanus. can't wait for all the scoop
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>> come on, everybody. >> reporter: she has enjoyed the adoration of millions of fans. she has won more championships of anyone in women's basketball. and more games than any coach in college sports, men's or women's. >> and the lady volunteers of tennessee have repeated as national champions. >> reporter: when the 59-year-old hall of fame coach of the tennessee lady vols was diagnosed with early onset dementia earlier this year and decided to go public two months ago -- >> i have something to share with my tennessee family. >> reporter: she, once again, made history. >> i've been so amazed at the response to dementia and how i'm going to deal with it. >> reporter: why do you still want to coach? >> i want to cut down nets. i like to get up on the ladder again. wouldn't that be neat? >> reporter: to climb the ladder yet again. with her son, tyler by her side. and cut down the net as she had
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done after eight national championships. and he's looking forward to number nine. >> i just think it's a great group. they're very focused. i don't want it to be about me. i want it to be about them. >> reporter: and about this right here. >> yeah. those trophies look pretty good. >> reporter: golly. >> eight. we need nine. we need nine. >> pat summitt. seven times before. this is number eight. >> these are unchartered waters. i don't know how many coaches that made an announcement of dementia that are still coaching. i can't find one. we're going to hit dumps in the road. we know that. but there's healthy coaches that hit bumps in the road. >> reporter: with their season starting, it's business as usual. and pat has been putting the lady vols through their paces. >> she hasn't lost her sense of humor. she told the kids two things, i'm going to remember your
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names. and i'm still going to yell at you. those are the facts. >> completely the same. still yelling in practice. getting on our side. everything is still the same. she's never going to give up. >> reporter: as pat keeps herself physically and mentally fit, as well. >> i workout five days a week. they say that's very, very important. keep my mind sharp. i have a lot of puzzles. i want to challenge you here. >> reporter: oh, please. oh, man. oh, no, no, no. wait a minute. i had a chance to visit with pat and her 21-year-old son, tyler, at her home in knoxville. how long do you think you can coach? >> well, i said i'd probably coach for three more years. and then, go to the beach or hang out here with the dogs or do whatever. >> reporter: in the meantime, pat intends to, well, keep on keeping on. an inspiration to others, as she tackles dementia, on her terms. >> what i want to do is get
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other people to understand, if you have dementia, you know, don't be afraid of it. >> reporter: it is a message her players take to heart. what's the lasting lesson, do you think? >> i think there's no excuses. pat lives by that every day, on the court and off the court. no matter what is thrown her way, she will overcome it. and i apply that to myself. i have no excuse, unless i drop dead. there is no excuse to not succeeding and doing the things i want to do. >> reporter: and for now, that means winning another national title. she wants this. i think a lot of people feel that's why she's staying in coaching. does that put any other pressure on you guys? >> pressure, no. just motivation. in the meeting, we asked what we could do for her. and she said go out and win that ninth championships. >> i don't think she wants it for her. she wants this team to get it. >> we know she's fighting
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physically. >> it's all about fighters. >> i like to see young people succeed. >> reporter: do you feel have a what it takes to teach? >> i always have what it takes to teach. >> she is a teacher and such an inspiration. people keep asking me. she's doing well. thanks to medication maintaining her health right now. you can see much more of this interview, with this remarkable woman tonight on "20/20" at 10:00 p.m. eastern. we talk to doctors and get a better sense of what she's facing. >> it's so clear you have a real bond with her. >> known her half my life. i knew what to expect hen i got there. as mickey said, one of her coaches, unchartered territory. >> you cannot overstate what she has meant to her sport. she has really carried it on her shoulders for so many years. >> and the great thing about it,
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now, josh is people beyond the sports world are -- >> she is a coach through and through. >> has the steely blue stare. much more tonight on "20/20." we're going to switch gears now. "show me the money" time. when does it make sense to buy food than to make it yourself at home? jennifer reese has been working on that at home. and becky worley went to find out what she learned. >> reporter: precooked chicken. premade pie crusts. cookie dough ready to make. and these. i get desperate when packing the kids' lunches, too. but frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? for this woman, uncrustibles sparked an idea. >> i was trying to figure out what costs more to make or to buy.
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>> reporter: so belon a year-long experiment that jennifer reese turned into a book. >> i would rather make bred than going to the supermarket. and it turns out to be cheaper to make it than to buy it. >> reporter: according to jennifer's research, bred at the store, costs $4.39. homemade, less than a dollar. >> you put it into a pan. and there you are. >> reporter: i believe that. but make the hot dog buns? >> i realize when i put things into hot dog buns, how cottony and foamy the hot dog buns i had eaten were. it but a revelation. >> reporter: easy, okay. let it rise, bake. time, ten minutes. and savings, store bought. >> 37 cents a bun.
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homemade, 17 cents. >> store bought for the barbecue. and homemade for friends an family. it's really spectacular and prosecutety expensive. store bought hummus costs over $3 a cup. homemade, 85 cents a cup. i would make that. and the savings are so big, it's worth it. >> and you saw how easy it was. >> reporter: and the same is true for guacamole. a few other big money savers. it's easy to buy the frosting. but it's twice as expensive in the store. and the taste comparison -- homemade destroys store bought frosting. another huge favor. this vanilla extract. the savings over $4 an ounce.
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what's the one thing jennifer never buys? croutons. >> they're ridiculously expensive. and you can make croutons with the end of a loaf of stale bread. >> reporter: what items in the store should you buy? potato chips. who wants to boil anything in oil? just buy the rotisserie chicken. a relaxed mom makes for a better dinner. right around thanksgiving, you're thinking should i get one of the big much pumpkins and make it from scratch? huh-uh. only 50 cents more to get the canned much kin. >> i must say, i never thought about making potato chips at home. let's go to lara now. >> nancy brace is taking off her legal hat. she is a fan favorite on "dancing with the stars." now, that the show's down to the
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final five, the pressure is really on. nancy and her partner don't need me to tell them that. in l.a., they're joining us. hello, nancy. hello, tristan. >> good morning, lara. >> how does it feel to be in the final five? >> you know what, lara? i haven't slowed down to think about it. we're in rehearsals for monday night. been in rehearsals for monday night. we have the jive and the tango. and something freaky called the instant jive. have you ever heard of that? tell them, tristan. >> we have the music 20 minutes or so before we dance for them. we still enjoy it. you're watching it there now. >> what do you do if you don't have the music? do you give her the moves and pray the music goes along with it? >> well, yeah. you have practice tracks. we know the tempo of the song. we know how long they're going
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to be. we'll put the dance together. >> that's what he's going to do. we'll see. >> i doubt that. this explains why you look so fantastic, nancy. can you give us an update? how much weight have you lost? how many inches have you lost? girl, you look great. >> thank you. i don't know about the inches. and i still had a scale in l.a. but i finally went and bought one. i lost to 23 pounds completely by accident because we are in rehearsals all day, when i'm not on hln or with my twins. and this one here really doesn't give me a break. 23 pounds. i can't believe it. >> he is a weight loss specialist. i know you said your husband, i can't believe this, he didn't notice your weight loss. he has to have noticed at this point. >> you know, the truth is, he thought i looked great the other way. my advice is, if you are a guy
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that doesn't like you how you are, you need to find a new guy. >> of course, that's your advice. that's why we love you. i have to ask you, between the legal eagle hat and the dancing shoes, not to mention being supermom, how do you do it? >> you know what, lara? like every other working mother in america. my grandmother worked in a factory. my mom worked the same hours. every working mom in america is doing what i'm doing. i get to do it with him. that's an added bonus, most of the time, unless he's grumpy. >> that is a bonus. i know there was a moment. i want to show a sound byte, tristan, and get your reaction to this. take a look. >> the whole thing is about bringing the fun back in the room. that's it. yeah? it's not to take it too seriously. >> are you trying to say i'm not done.
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>> huh? >> are you trying to say in your irish way i'm not done? >> i'm trying to finish a sentence. >> fun or not? tristan, say it. >> of course, it's fun. we have to go. "gma" will be right back. now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. fighting off clouds holding at 50 in baltimore but 40s in the entire ire yeah and most rain we have been watching southeast virginia and the carolinas just in case you are doing friday morning traveling. lower eastern shore clipped with light moderate rain and just south of salisbury and ocean city getting a little wet. clearing that storm system gets off the coast and we are
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looking for an improvement this afternoon make new battery from the clicker. important reminder in moment. 58 as we clear out with sunshine and check the batteries in your smoke detectors as we turn the clocks back one hour on saturday night and sunday morning. now let's go to traffic with tanya. >> reporter: we are doing just fine at harford road traffic is flowing freely at that point. on the northwest side of the beltway a different story. let's look live at beltway outerloop is slow near 759 and starts at park heights. all the way -- 795 and starts at park heights. there was an he will earlier accident at that time -- earlier accident at reisterstown road at that cleared a little volume on the inner loop no problems. now with the local news here linda so. investigators are working to identify a body found in a burning baltimore garage. firefighters made the discovery last night in the 5 #00 block of he willper avenue in the northeast -- elmer avenue in the northeast part of the city. the garage was on fire behind a vacant house.
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once inside, firefighters discovered the body but they don't know if it's a man or a woman. this morning investigators are trying to identify that person and find out how the fire got started. we will have another weather update in 30 minutes but for now let's go back to new york for "good morning america. have great weekend.
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♪ i'm so in love you are listening to the sounds of brad paisley. our favorite country music star. and we love the cmw country music awards promos with carrie. now, he's talking about the guitar heroes that inspired that man right there to become the star that he is. can't wait to talk to mr. paisley coming up. >> such a good friend of the show. great having him back here. also, david and ashley
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sparks. boy, did they raise some eyebrows at that father/daughter dance at that wedding. david wanted to do something special. and he sure did. he stole the show at the wedding. but now, he is here, live this morning. in times square. there they go. they do have it. we're looking forward to that. >> great daddy dance. now, to the story we've all been talking about all morning. would you ever consider giving birth in a public place, surrounded by strangers? >> pretty easy question. >> not by chance. but this woman did, all in the name of art. cool or crazy? you be the judge. we're going to talk about it, coming up. >> i'm going to go talk to brad. >> no problem. >> not that i don't like the piece coming up, lara. >> fascinating. he is known for his writing -- they watch me walk. i'm working it, brad, for you. you're known for your writing. but this is a different kind of
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writing. how are carrie and the boys? >> they're great. >> this is a beautiful book that he has just released. it's about his love of the guitar and all the guitar heroes who really shaped your life. >> that's right. >> great to see you. >> great to see you. how have you been? >> i've been really great. i've been looking forward to this because you've been talking about it a little bit in our conversations. you said, it's not an autobiography. but very much your life, isn't it? >> it is. everything i have is from that. as you know. we've hung out quite a bit. i'm offended you went to nashville and i did not get the call when you were there. >> ouch. >> next time, right? >> you wright early on when you talk about your grandfather. i want to read something that you said. when i was 8, i got a gift from my grandpa. no coincidence that around that time, i also got an identity. >> that's right.
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i was really lucky in that something i was given became my livelihood at 8 or 9 years old. i knew what i wanted to do with my life. most people it takes -- you're a junior in college, you change your major a couple of times. i was really lucky i didn't have to change my major. i didn't really major in what i did. i got a "d," actually. >> you did. can you believe that brad paisley got a "d" in guitar. who is that teacher? >> he's a great guy. his name is marty krum. it's because i can't go to class. and i ended up getting it changed to a "c" or so. the grade point average was at least mildly embharsing. and not so horrible. >> you didn't show up to class. but your work ethic is off the charts. and you do have -- you're so talented. >> thanks. >> the work that you put into
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it. and people need to know that. >> yeah. that's something i'm trying to instill in my boys. i got it from my dad by. he works his butt off all the time. he's retired and still finds ways to stay busy. >> sure. >> i think that's an important thing in society, now that we all sort of really to be focused on what we think we're good at, you know? >> who were some of your heroes. guitar heroes? >> let's see. chet atkins, vince gill, steve warner. for me, the singer guitar players became really important. i saw steve warner play when i was a kid, who is a great country singer/song writer/guitarist. i think, he's diastolic all thf of that. and vince gill, it was the same thing. ricky skaggs. i thought, that's what i want to be. i want to be playing the lead and sing. >> you always have a guitar by
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yourself. and i've been fortunate to spend time in your home. and i think you have a guitar in every room. >> i do. it's kind of a rule with me. there's several nice guitars that you want to play really close by, in every room. i think that's a good thing. >> how about the boys? you want them to -- >> i don't care if they do or not. but i have a feeling there will be no stopping it. the best thing you can do is tell them, don't touch those. >> like that. don't touch. >> this one right here is an illegal substance. you're not allowed to try this. and they'll be addicted. >> you are a very humble man. that's one of the reasons we admire you so much. you never use your celebrity. that's one of my favorite songs from you, "celebrity." >> thank you. >> but you did kind of do that to meet your wife. >> i did. there's a long list of people, keith urban, same thing. >> how seeing her in the movie. >> well, the story -- you know what i love being able to say,
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it's in the book. >> i know. it is. that's a fun way to answer. long story short. "father of the bride" was an important movie to me, being that i had taken a long-term girlfriend to me. it came out, i went to see it by myself, thinking that maybe that girl would show up. later on, i wrote a song about that. and got the idea that the girl i was supposed to be with, wasn't the girl i took to the movie. but the girl in the movie, which sounds psychotic. >> not really, brad. >> not at all. and got a phone call and said, do you want to be in a music video, and didn't think anything more would come of it. the next day, she's single and kind of interested. >> put her in a video. >> and we're married. and i got to do what every guy that probably saw the movie thought, wouldn't that be great?
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>> you got to do it. it's great to have you and carrie underwood again. there were funny promos about you hosting next week. >> we found our groove in that sense. these shots that you're seeing right there, we had a great day coming up with all kinds of little bits. >> and donny and marie, when they came out. >> they were great. they were so irreverent. and there were a couple of she's, how she could shove my hat. >> oh. you have a wicked sense of humor. >> some people get it. some people don't. thankfully, you get it. >> i get it. and i get this, too. it's a wonderful read. i know how proud you are of it and rightfully so. >> thank you. >> and brad is going to be with us again on tuesday, to pick up that guitar. >> i'm actually going to play it. >> he's going to play it for us when "gma" is in nashville. >> it's going to cost you more. >> it's not worth as much when
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you don't play. >> what a guy. let's go down to sam now. >> hey, robin. brad? brad, i'll see you tuesday, by the way, in nashville, when "gma" is live. ladies from atlanta. who wants to explain it to me. go ahead. >> i'm a grandmother. we're all -- in our age, 8. >> and so, you're giving it away? i'm not going anywhere near that number. >> i'm really fair. >> 18. that's what started it all. >> happy birthday to everybody. and the wild 8s. wild card at the end. let's get to the boards. we'll start with -- this is becoming like a judged art exhibit here at "gma," sending in your quitter 3 eter pictures. marshal, north carolina, to lake win sake. and dallas is about 64.
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saturday, you get a little warmer as we get through the weekend, as well. that goes all the way into the deep south. it is gorgeous in the middle of the country as we look at the weekend fly-by. another wet system that moves into northern california. by the end of the weekend, you'll get another snow/rain m >> all that weather was brought to you by stanley steamer. coming up next, you've seen them. how to shake up your wedding. it's a dad/daughter dance
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so, all of us moms who have been in the delivery room and had babies know that it is truly a miracle. but the question we're posing is, is it also some kind of art? one brooklyn woman thinks so. she decided to have her baby in an art gallery.
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and she invited the public to share her expoons. and abc's andrea canning was brave enough to go and partake. >> brave is a good word. >> it is beautiful. but a lot of people think it's personal. >> reporter: you cannot pay me $1 million to do what she did. marti had people coming and going. she is a performance artist, whose past works have drawn directly on her personal experiences. but does put her childbirth on display go too far? one word of caution. what you're about to see may not be appropriate for everyone in your household. beautiful displays of art. but what about this? marti will tell you the birth of her son, ajax, is the highest form of art. the performance artist gave birth ten days ago in this brooklyn art gallery, surrounded by a group of onlookers.
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what is the most important message you hope gets out there? >> i guess that people would see that human life is the most profound work of art. and to embrace that. >> reporter: her performance of a lifetime took place at the microscope gallery, as part of an art installation, the birth of baby "x." marni turned it into a birthing room. everything in the space has a meaning. >> this is a trophy given to me for giving birth. and this was presented to the baby for being born. >> reporter: some may ask is the pain and thes me of giving birth, really art? >> i think it's a personal thing between the husband and the wife. >> if somebody wants to be involved in performance art, it involves building these things, so be it. >> i think i would be uncomfortable watching that. >> reporter: some people are going to say, this mom's off her rocker. you know, what do you say to
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that? anyone who thinks this is a little offbeat. >> this is how i wanted to give birth. >> reporter: the idea of the birthing installation came naturally to marni. >> i've done re-enactments from my grandfather's funeral, to losing my virginity. when i found out i was pregnant, it was natural for me to think of it as a performance. giving birth is the greatest power. when you go to the hospital, you relinquish that to the hospital. >> reporter: what about moms like me, who are terrified of giving birth out of a hospital? >> we're shown that birth is a medical emergency. when it's something that's completely natural. marni's labor lasted eight hours. and people trickled into the gallery as the birth approached. >> a lot of them were strangers. everybody was very kind and compassionate and open.
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and supportive. >> what was the actual birth like for you, when the moment finally came? >> is this it? is it really going to happen? and he came out. and i was so relieved and so happy. >> reporter: the delivery went smoothly, with the help of a midwife and support of strangers. marni hopes others can appreciate the exhibit, the artform of creating a new life. >> it's beautiful. it's the creation of life. why should we hide that? >> reporter: marni and baby ajax are be welcoming visitors on monday. and she will be taking the show on the road. >> why would she do that? >> she wants to put it in other galleries. all of if items in her life. >> you cannot re-create that moment. >> reporter: i think i'm a prude. i was squeamish in there. there but tough we couldn't show on morning tv. coming up, another milestone in everyone's life. the wedding and the
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father/daughter dance video that's become an online sensation. there they are. showing us how to get it done. [ male announcer ] does your cable company keep charging you more... and more... and more? stop paying so much for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for our best price -- just $89.99 a month guaranteed for two years with no annual contract required. go to verizon.com/greatprice and save $600 in your first two years with our best price online. fios is a 100% fiber-optic network that delivers superior picture quality, more hd, plus america's fastest, most consistent and most reliable internet. why keep paying so much for cable?
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[ cheers and applause ] there it is. the one-of-a-kind, adorable wedding video. sensation, actually. we showed it to you first on the show. >> all day. incredible dancing stars with us. we want you to meet them again. this is ashley richmond, once ashley sparks. and her father, david sparks. >> david is a dancing machine.
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>> all from houston. welcome. first, we do want to take a look at why you're here. again, it was just -- it was the typical father/daughter dance. and as we see it, david, this was your idea? >> no. it was a combined effort. i wanted to mix old-school with new-school. i worked the old school. she did the new-school. >> all right. how long did it take for you to get this? >> we practiced twice a week for a month and a half. a lot of practice. >> my father/daughter dance is one of my greatest memories. very traditional. how did you decide on the moves? and what made you think you could somehow incorporate "single ladies" and get away with it? >> "single ladies" was put in at the last minute. we needed a show stopper at the end. and that was it. >> we love beyonce. we have to put beyonce in there. and he came up with the ring part. >> what was the reaction of the
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crowd? >> they went crazy. standing ovation. >> we see it on the jumbotron here in times square. is the wedding party in the back -- >> nobody knew. >> your husband, the forgotten man -- >> he was in every practice with us, helping. >> great. >> what do you say? >> yeah. would you mind? i know it's not the wedding night. but are you ready? all right. cue it up. father and daughter, back at it again. ♪ ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> that is so good. >> that's great. come on in. come on in. >> when you do the fishing, i love that you reel it in. >> even better. >> that's great. >> we want to say again,
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congratulations on a momentous occasion. i can only imagine what it's been like for both of you to give her away. and thank you for sharing it all with us. >> thank you for having us. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] does your cable company keep charging you more... and more... and more? stop paying so much for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for our best price -- just $89.99 a month guaranteed for two years with no annual contract required. go to verizon.com/greatprice and save $600 in your first two years with our best price online. fios is a 100% fiber-optic network that delivers superior picture quality, more hd, plus america's fastest, most consistent and most reliable internet. why keep paying so much for cable? get fios tv, internet and phone for our best price online -- $89.99 a month with a two-year price guarantee
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♪ just a few of the names. they all pale by comparison. we're going to end the week dancing. have a great weekend, everybody.
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