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strengthen teeth. stronger teeth and dry mouth relief. good morning, america. breaking news overnight. new twisters tear up the midwest. >> oh, my gosh, it's getting big. it's coming this way! >> one tornado almost a mile wide flattens much of an entire town. and raging waters. rivers at record levels with backyards disappearing. voice of a killer. new clues in the search for a serial murderer. could the killer be a cop? the story behind the chilling phone calls to one victim's sister. >> do you think he's done killing? >> no. tipsy toddler. the truly alarming mixup at a major chain restaurant. a small child served alcohol
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instead of apple juice and it's not the first time. his outraged mother speaks out. up your nose with a rubber hose. >> welcome back to the world of vinnie barbarino and the sweathogs. yes, john travolta and the class of kotter. it's a class reunion you don't want to miss. good morning, everyone. welcome back robin. >> you think i was going to miss mr. kotter? a lot of fun and sun in the florida keys. but weather not good everywhere. >> you're coming back after a wild weekend. across the midwest. the devastating or the they does and floods. now, this morning, iowa and wisconsin both cleaning up this morning from the twisters. other parts of the midwest dealing with massive flooding.
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as five rivers overflow their banks. and we have the latest pictures of prince william and kate middleton right now on their last official trip before their wedding in a couple of weeks. we'll have the latest on who made the guest list in the after-hours disco planned at the palace. also this morning, boy, donald trump is keeping the spotlight. as he considers a white house run. you might have seen yesterday on "this week" the president's top political adviser blasted trump for questioning the president's citizenship. this weekend, trump also got some support from sarah palin. a change in tune from her. >> she's gone back and forth from time to time. but let's get to the extreme weather. yunji de nies is in mapleton, iowa. which was devastated by at least 20 tornadoes that swept across
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the state. yunji, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. you can see how powerful the tornado really was. the metal itself is from another building a few blocks away. 60% of the buildings in this town were either damaged or completely destroyed. >> it's getting big. it's coming this way! >> reporter: overnight in wisconsin, seven tornadoes swept through the state. >> the rain is coming. right behind us. we have to go. >> reporter: ripping homes from their foundations, uprooting trees. and leaving a path of destruction. >> that could be an entire wedge tornado on the ground. >> reporter: this new video shows what a half-mile-wide tornado looks like barreling through a small town. watch as this ef-3 tornado touches down. first, the warning siren sounds. >> oh, no, it's coming back. look at this. >> reporter: then the funnel, with winds up to 165 miles an hour.
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at least 100 homes damaged. >> you just can't imagine the devastation. and we were so thankful that no one was hurt. and that's the most important thing. >> reporter: businesses destroyed. johnny moody was filming. as the tornado filmed. >> i was just out shooting lightning pictures. i caught the tornado forming. i could see debris spinning. i saw a roof get thrown across the grocery store. >> reporter: now home owners are gradually returning. trying to salvage even the smallest memory. this damage stretches for just blocks. you look at it, it's hard to believe no one was seriously injured. they're calling it the miracle in mapleton. >> there's so much rubble. thank you. all of these storms made for dangerous flooding in the mississippi, and red rivers. for the third year in a row, they're dealing with epic floods.
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barbara? >> reporter: the red river crested over the weekend. the danger here is far from over. the river is usually a football field away. this morning, right here. it's about ten feet deep. and the only thing holding back the water are a few sandbags and wall made of wood. near fargo, anxiety is running as high as the red river. swallows roads and. turning houses into islands. for russ, watching the water creep closer, this is war. for three days now, he's waged a round-the-clock vigil to keep the river out. fortified by six pumps and this massive plywood mote he built by hand. >> it gets old. i mean it is worth living this close to the river? having to put up with this every year.
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we've been asking ourselves if we're going to continue. >> reporter: this is why he stayed. the river barely visible from his lush backyard. but 90 inches of melting snow has turned the red into a raging me menace. the rivers here, five of them, all running over their banks. residents from iowa, minnesota, and the dakotas fight back any way they can. >> it came up a lot faster than anybody out here was prepared for. >> reporter: this is your place? >> this is my place. >> reporter: along the cheyenne, in west fargo, rick took us on a tour of his neighborhood. the road to his home is invisible. under 4 feet of water. the water is high here. >> yeah, it is pretty high. >> reporter: there is so much water here, miles and miles of it, and it could be weeks before all of this recedes. robin? >> at least. all right, barbara, thank you. meanwhile, japan rattled this morning by a massive aftershock on the one-month
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anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. that devastated that country, as you know. this morning's aftershock briefly cut power to the nuclear plants. bob woodruff joins us with the latest. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it was a pretty remarkable day. we were on the sixth floor of the hotel. the beds shook. the floors. we were in fear. in fact, it made a lot of people afraid, as 20 minutes after that, another aftershock hit. it's really kind of putting this country into panic. today, two aftershocks. one, a powerful 6.6 magnitude, sparking a fresh tsunami warning. setting off sirens and forcing evacuations to higher ground. the aftershocks, temporarily cut power to two of the nuclear reactors at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant. these latest quakes rattled nerves, along with cameras
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across japan. reminding people here of the ongoing threat. this is the one-month anniversary of the big earthquake which wiped out much of japan's coast. today, across the country, the people stood for a moment of silence. 14,000 u.s. troops are now helping to clean up. earlier today, they took us by helicopter to see the efforts. this is stunning. i don't think anybody has seen anything quite like this in our lives. >> it is. it's one of history's worst disasters ever. >> reporter: well, you know, the nuclear plants are getting the power back. but this is really a reminder on this anniversary, the one-month anniversary that this country is still very, very dangerous. robin? >> certainly, still a lot of rattled nerves. bob, thanks. we're going to turn to washington. the dust still hasn't settled from last week's budget standoff that just barely avoided a government shutdown.
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a big battle over the national debt has just begun. the fight over whether and how to raise the limit is being described as armageddon. jake tapper joins us. >> reporter: it sounds academic. a legislative battle. over raising the debt ceiling. it could have a direct impact on every american as soon as in the next few weeks. and i'm not just shutting down a few national parks. there's a lot of apocalyptic talk about what will happen if the debt ceiling is not raised. and the u.s. goes into default on its debt. >> the implications for our economy, our fiscal policy, would be catastrophic. >> reporter: what does it mean to you if congress does not allow the u.s. government to borrow more money? by mid-may, expect the stock and bond market to plummet. they could impose a huge tax increase.
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the following could be curtailed or cut off -- social security checks, medicare benefits, medicaid, military sallies, veteran benefits, student loan payments. >> default by the united states would precipitate a crisis worse than the one we just went through. >> reporter: so what's the problem, if house republicans say that any bill that will raise the debt ceiling needs to include spending cuts. >> the president says, i want you to send me a clean bill? guess what, mr. president. not a chance. there will not be an increase in the debt limit without something really, really big attached to it. >> reporter: how vicious could this fight get? it's the difference between a grade school slap fight and war. last week, the budget agreement was $38.5 billion in spending cuts. that's a stack of 100 bills that
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would reach 2600 miles above the earth where satellite orbits. in order the make to it the end of next year, the debt ceiling will need to be raised about 50 times that amount, $1.9 trillion. that stack would reach more than halfway to the moon. >> really, the debt ceiling is going to be armageddon. >> reporter: and george, on wednesday, the president will outline his vision for debt reduction. what they call a balanced approach. it will include spending cuts. it will address savings in medicare and medicaid. it will also include increasing taxes on wealthy americans. >> and a group of republican and democrat senators expected to release a bipartisan budget this week. also in workashington, the president's top political adviser lashed out yesterday on donald trump. trump has been getting lots of attention and rising in the polls by questioning whether or not the president was born in hawaii, even though that claim has been thoroughly debunked.
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and this weekend he seemed to get support this week from sarah palin. john be man is here with more on this. >> reporter: less than two months ago, not far from here, we heard sarah palin say the whole birther issue was a distraction. now a different tune. if question is, what's changed? the answer, donald trump. his money and his mouth. donald trump was on tv again with his relentless round-the-clock questioning of the president's birth records. >> people are trying to figure out why, why isn't he giving his birth certificate? >> reporter: now the efforts seem to have won a partial convert. mainly sarah palin. >> i appreciate that the donald wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and many americans. more power to him. >> reporter: but rewind just two months. in february, this was her response when asked if she thought it was worth questioning the president's citizenship? >> i don't.
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the birth certificate -- i think it's distracting. it gets annoying. >> reporter: now she seems decidedly less annoyed. >> if there's something that the president doesn't want people to see on that birth certificate -- >> reporter: she seems to be reverting to the old position that it's fair game to ask the president for his birth certificate. why? maybe it has to do with the surge in the polls. long ago, the president released a certificate of birth. which many said definitively proved that he was born in the u.s. as for the white house, what do they think of the hay that trump is causing? >> there's zero chance that donald trump would ever be hired by the american people to do this job. maybe a small part of the country believes these things. mainstream america thinks it's a side show.
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>> reporter: that's more than we have heard from the white house say about this issue in a long, long time. they feel people in the country, there are some they will not be able to convince no matter what. >> john, i think they love the idea that donald trump now is driving the republican fields. they don't mind talking about donald trump. >> and the others are reacting to him. in that primary field. >> thanks. now let's go to jeff smith, in our new york station wabc, in for sam champion. >> george, all the ingredients coming together over the weekend. check this out -- over 600 reports of severe weather in the midwest. it started in north carolina, south carolina, eastern tennessee on saturday morning. it moved into mapleton. saturday afternoon, with the front moving in from the west. wisconsin, a lot of it happened in the day yesterday. this morning, potential tornadoes northeast of dallas. this system moves off to the east. the parameters for severe
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weather not quite as strong as they were over the weekend. look at the warmth. near record warmth in atlanta. in the mid 70s in the big apple. your local forecast in just 30 seconds.
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>> and next half hour, we'll talk about some big wild fires in parts of texas. robin? we're seeing pictures right now to from northern england, where prince william and kate middleton are taking time off to spend time with students. it's the royal couple's last public appearance before their big day. our nick watt is there braving the rain in the english countryside. nick, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. no wild fires or tornadoes. but it's pouring rain. has been for hours. so cold i can barely feel my feet. excited schoolchildren around,
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nothing can dampen the glamour and glow of this royal couple. this morning, it's the north of england and flag-waving crowds. kate and william here to open an academy and launch a prince's award season. this is the final stop on the mini tour of the nation that kate will one day rule as queen. >> this is what she looks like, how she walks, she talks. she's kate middleton. we think she's great. >> reporter: this morning, invitation intrigue is at fever pitch. we know that director guy ritchie will be there, but not his ex, madonna. william has invited four of his exes. and kate has invited two old flames. and we hear kate's uncle gary will come to the palace reception. and the chaff, anton, will
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cater. white house incumbents, the obamas, are not invited. the queen has asked them over in may for a state visit. "the daily mail" said that joe albertson has been invited by prince charles. he's the friend of the bush and reagan clans. he owns tv stations and founded the politico newspaper. elton john is also coming, though probably not singing. and mr. bean, he's coming, too. hopefully not in character. and let's just look at kate one more time this morning. remember, this is the last we'll see of her until the wedding day. and the wedding is two weeks away, come friday, so the next time we see her, she'll be getting out of that car in front of westminster abbey. robin, we'll finally get to see that dress. >> hopefully, it will not be raining. what is the significance of this
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being the final appearance before the big day, katie? >> well, robin, as you know, the couple have visited st. andrews, ireland, it's only fair that england get a little bit of this magic treatment as well. as nick said, it's pouring down with rain here. everyone is so excited to see this couple. kate looks phenomenal. she's wearing her hair half up and half down. the rumor is she might be wearing it like that for the day of the wedding itself. maybe this is a practice run. >> a little bit of a preview. i love to hear the little voices behind you. everyone is so excited. what will their life be like from now and the next 18 days before the wedding? >> manic would be the word i would use. i'm told that all week, there will be meetings to decide the seating plans.
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as you know, we revealed the guest list at the weekend. the big question is where all those people will sit. quite a difficult task. william and kate will be locked down doing that all week. i think it will be busy. the dress is hanging up now in buckingham palace. all the fine details have been buttoned down. >> you mentioned the guest list. just a moment ago. what more, that's fascinated a lot of people, the guest list. >> it is a fascinating list. it really gives you an insight into their inner circle. not just the couple. all the usual suspects are there. they're all friends. but the prince of wales' friends. lots of very, very big names that have surprised people. the head of p.r. for audi has raised more than a few eyebrows. it's a fascinating list. the ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends is particularly interesting. the biggest surprise for me is
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isabella, one of william's exes. he never actually quite managed to have her. >> there is a disco at the palace after the wedding? >> there will be a reception at the wedding. it will be for 650 people. the queen, i'm told, has only had 45 people to be able to invite. quite a small number. after that, the couple will go to st. james' palace and then, it's party time. >> knees up, as you say on that side of the pond. get out of the rain, katie. thank you. you can be a part of the royal wedding celebration. send us your wishes for will and kate in just three words. tune in to our royal wedding special at 4:00 a.m. eastern on april 29th. >> it will be a great big day. coming up, a "gma" exclusive. for the first time, the woman at the center of the brett favre controversy speaks out.
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we're looking northbound from sutro tower you see the multitude of clouds that will keep us cooler than average and bring a chance of a sprinkle to the north bay. 50 in san francisco and everybody else in the mid to upper 40s. let's take a look at partly sunny conditions upper 50s at the coast and breezes should be faster along the coast. how much cooler tonight low to mid 40s and upper 60s around santa rosa. spring like warmth this weekend. >> news continues now with "good morning america."
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♪ i said ba ba ba ba, barbarino ♪ >> you think he cringes when he sees that? >> oh my goodness. the dancing got a whole lot better on "saturday night fever." but that was from when john travolta was a lot less known as vinnie bash reenrbarino. so much fun to watch. can you imagine if you smelled alcohol on your toddler's breath? you're out to eat at a
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restaurant. that happened to one young mother. she thought her child was drinking apple juice. it's not the first time that they served someone to clearly underwage. and the hunt for a serial killer. could it be a former cop? we will talk to one of the sisters of one of the victims. but let's get started with the exclusive interview with jenn sterger. it's her first and only sper view since the story exploded last fall. >> it's the pressure, favre, got this one! 500th career touch crown pass. >> we have a developing story. allegations involving quarterback brett favre. >> he was a three-time nfl mvp. a married father of two, a football icon. >> if this is true he might be
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in trouble. >> reporter: then he crossed paths with this striking 25-year-old, the game day host for his new team. >> i'm not getting into that. >> reporter: reports of racy text messages hard core photos. and racy voicemails. the nfl investigated. >> i just want my life back. that's all i'm asking for. to be able to go back to work. to enjoy doing what i do. entertaining people. making people laugh. the hardest part about this whole thing is that i am a ridiculous person. i love to entertain people and to say crazy things. i can't be that person. >> reporter: until you tell your story, it's in the a safe place. nothing you can joke about. >> no. because i'm still the joke. >> reporter: in our candid hour-long interview, there was defiance, laughter and tears. >> i'm not the right martyr for
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this cause. >> reporter: our exclusive interview aired tomorrow and wednesday on "gma." now, we turn to the intensifying manhunt on long island. police say new clues may have a background in law enforcement. in a moment, we'll speak to the mother of one of the victims. but first, andrea canning is here. that victim's sister says she received taunting phone calls, probably from the killer. >> reporter: can you imagine how horrible that would be. this girl was 15 years old when she received a phone call that was straight out of a horror movie. two years later, she lives in fear after her sister's body was discovered this past november. she's so scared, she asked we not identify her and put her in shadow. days after melissa bartholemy
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went missing, her teenage sister said she got a series of phone calls. >> i don't know why he chose me. i don't know why i was chosen why i was taunted. >> reporter: the calls eerily came from her sister's cell phone. the man on the other send believed to be her killer. >> they were angry, taunting words. >> reporter: how scary was that? >> very scary. my heart would stop. i didn't know what to do mostly. >> reporter: did he say he had killed your sister on the phone? >> yeah. very frustrating. it broke my heart. >> reporter: how desperate were you on the calls to get information about where she could be? >> extremely desperate. her life depended on it. >> reporter: cell signals tracked the killer's calls to new york city. >> it's part of the game. it's part of the fantasy. it's part of the thrill for
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them. >> reporter: crowded places like madison square garden and times square. clues suggest he may have experience in law enforcement. >> he used prepaid cell phones. he was on the phone for less than 3:00. >> reporter: police believe he could be responsible for up to a dozen murders. among them four prostitutes who all advertised on craig's list. their bodies found dumped in this beach community. four phew gods are yet to be identified. in a strange new twist, a report out this morning says one could be a baby. how scared are you now? >> i'm scared of my own protection. he was calling my phone. i have to be worried about, is that going to happen to me up with day? scared to walk out the door. >> reporter: do you think he's done killing? >> no. he's doing that many murders,
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he's not going to stop. he obviously enjoys it. and he's sick in the head. >> reporter: and police may have linked four other unsolved prostitute murders in atlantic city to the same killer. some reports say they're focusing on a long island man. we didn't say what was this the phone calls for safety reasons. >> can't be too safe. we're joined by the mother of one of the victims. lynne, i'm so sorry for your loss. now after that after losing one daughter, to have to live with the fear of what might happen to your other daughter? >> i'm afraid all the time. i always have to know where my daughter is. i constantly call her. >> the first time he called he asked for melissa's little sister? >> yes. >> you have good reason to believe he had been stalking melissa for some time. he might know what amanda looks
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like? >> we're afraid he does. we don't want her on camera at all. just in case. >> that makes an awful lot of sense. the more you learn about the phone calls, the more sick this man seems. for the longest time in first several phone calls to amanda he actually led her to believe that melissa might still be alive? >> right. he never said anything about what he had done to her. >> what more could you learn from these phone calls? >> there really wasn't much to learn. it was like he knew what he was going to say. and he really didn't give amanda any chance to talk. he kept the calls just the way he wanted them. >> and he would get off just in time so they couldn't be traced within the 3:00. >> exactly. >> one of the most chilling details, amanda described his
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voice as calm and mel lowe through this? >> yes. >> almost as if he was playing a game? >> yes it's disturbing. >> one of the things that made the police believe this could be the killer is that he seemed to know details before the killing was quoted in the press? >> this madman's lethality is added to by technology. the information on melissa's cell phone has given him insight. everything about this monster points to a -- a very comfortable person with technology and the ability to use technology to his advantage. he stalked his victims in the cover of darkness. that's what the internet has done. >> did you have any idea what
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melissa's life was like here in new york? >> no i had no idea. >> done at all. >> no. >> what was she telling you? >> she said she was dancing in a nightclub. when she first came here she worked as a hair stylist in a salon. >> the killer may have a background if law enforcement. is that what you believe right now? and what more can you tell us about the lead that the police may have of the long island man? >> i can't speculate as to whether or not he was a former member of law enforcement. he's bright. able to use technology. we know that he's done everything right to avoid capture. but -- i'll leave to it the police to form late conclusions as to whether or not he was in law enforcement. i wouldn't doubt it. but i think it would be a mistake to narrow the inquiry only to somebody who analysis that category.
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>> we hope they get him, get him soon. seven, lynn, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you for having us. good morning, everyone. we begin with word of a cease-fire offer in libya. moammar gadhafi says he's liling to stop military action. but the deal negotiated did you not require him to step down. it's doubtable that the rebels will agree. six purple hearts have been awarded to member of an army unit in one of the fiercest battles in the afghan war. >> get over here! >> six soldiers died. two silver and 12 bronze stars were awarded. pittsburgh police will be speaking with the media today after an officer beat an unruly baseball fan. the man elbowed a security guard at the pirates stadium, when he refused to put his hands behind
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his back, officers tasered him. the police officer took six swings at him before sub dug him. a wild finish at the masters this weekend. a relative unknown, charl schwartzel took home the trophy. hello, hello hlello in. beauty. >> did you watch that? >> a double triple bogey on 10? >> he'll bounce back. he's 21. a lot of character built by that. time now for the weather. i come back from vacation. sam champion goes on vacation. jeff smith from our abc station in new york is here. good morning, jeff. >> i think he went to a warmer location. we're going to go to fort davis
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texas. that fire there durned about 40 homes. yesterday, the worst wild fire day that texas has ever seen. we still have red flag warnings. violent thunderstorms in the southeast. we're waiting for fog to burn now, here's a look at what's ahead on "gma's" morning menu. alcohol versus apple juice? and john travolta and the cast of "welcome back kotter," back for the reunion. and is our george as calm and collected as he looks? dr. oz has the stress test
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end of the meal that taylor noticed something odd happening with her son. >> he was a little out there. >> reporter: d.j. his mother said, was acting strangely. >> he said hi and bye to the walls. he laid his head on the table. we thought he was sleepily. >> reporter: sleepy he may have been. he was drunk. he was served alcohol mixed in with his am juice. a mislabeled bottle at the bar was poured into a cup. appleby's says they're looking into it. they say we're working with local authorities to conduct our own investigation. this is not the first time applebee's has been in this situation. it's not even the second. in 2006, a new york applebee's admitted to serving a 5-year-old a long island iced faep. >> his eyes were glazed.
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he started behaving me cure larry. he was under the influence of alcohol. >> reporter: and in an eerily similar incident, a california restaurant served a margarita to a toddler. d.j. had a 0.1 blood alcohol level. well above the legal limit for an adult to drive. he's okay now, but his mother doesn't understand how this could happen. >> nobody at the table ordered alcoholic drinks. we cant. he should bt have received one. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rob nelson abc news. [ male announcer ] a pinnacle fishing rod a tackle box and ozark trail tent and an air horn. come on, boys! let's go! let's get up! this is a fishing trip, not a sleeping trip. all right. that's what you ask for you're gonna get this, huh? [ air
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hundreds of people begin lining up outside the oakland coliseum to get free medical exams. it's part of a four day event. several thousand people received care over the weekend and thousands more are expected today. what kind of weather will greet them. >> looks like mainly cloudy conditions. we are following showers up to the north. tail end will bring sprinkles to the north bay. breezy along the coast.
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all of us is well into the mid-50s. there is new east bay accident northbound 880. here is a live shot of the toll plaza, it's only backed up to the end of the parking lot. >> thanks very much. news continues now with "good morning america."
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♪ welcome back your dreams were your ticket out ♪ ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ and we are welcoming back robin roberts from spring break with a reunion of "welcome back kotter." boy, do i love that song. and -- >> you were doing a little fact checking. >> our producer came up with great facts on that song. it is by john sebastian, from the loving spoonful. a big '60s group. it was the number one single. launched right to the top. it gave the show, "welcome back kotter," it's name. the show was originally called "kotter."
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but this song came in called "welcome back." it renamed it. >> you're not stressed at all. i can see your stress levels. >> that song brings it way down. >> but george wore a stress monitor on friday. the whole day. yep, you were there with cynthia. dr. oz is here this morning with the results live this morning. he'll tell you -- >> he actually gave me a sneak preview. laughing the whole time. now he's laughing again this morning. >> when i was riding my bike in key west, i saw a bumper sticker, too blessed to be stressed. like if you're not -- >> well, yeah in key west. well, two people who know stress, tom and lynnette sciavo from "desperate housewives." felicity huffman and doug savant will be here with a sneak peek on what's going on on wisteria lane. good morning. weather is the big story this morning. at least seven twisters touched down in wisconsin overnight.
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ripping homes from their foundations and leaving a wake of destruction. we have new video from mapleton, iowa. a half-mile-wide twister. it destroyed 15 blocks of the town. amazingly, no one was seriously hurt. to the north, the problem is flooding. the red river crested at the fourth highest level in its history. the national guard is standing by north of fargo, north dakota to help with potential evacuations. in texas, hot, windy conditions are fueling wild fires across 400 square miles. dozens of homes have been destroyed. one local official says his area looks like baghdad after the u.s. invasion. japan's government is urges more people who live near the damaged nuclear power pants to evacuate. another strong aftershock hit japan today. it came after ceremonies to mark the one-month anniversary. of the killer quake and tsunami that killed an estimated 25,000 people. the family of a murdered university of virginia co-ed is
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speaking out. as the trial of her suspected killer gets under way. yeardley love's family says they have faith in the justice system and trust that the truth will prevail. the college lacrosse player apparently died from blunt force trauma to the head. her former boyfriend is accused of killing her. a new study is raising concerns about new moms and their diets. researchers found that once women have children, they're far more likely to turn to fatty foods and sugary sodas. in fact, new moms consumed 400 more calories a day on average than nonmothers. doctors found no significant change in the eating habits of new dads. go figure. and finally, are you satisfied with your paycheck? believe it or not, most americans are. just 37% of u.s. workers believe they are underpaid. if you ask only women, that number raises to 43%. more workers in the northeast are unhappy with their pay than people in the midwest. and that's the news at 8:0 the.
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time for the weather and jeff smith, in for sam champion. >> it's not about the money. it's about the love of being out here with the crowd. from all over the country. we have fine young ladies from cleveland clinic. the critical care nurses. this lady is an ohio state fan. >> that's right. >> what if we found a michigan state fan in the audience? would you have it out at the end of the show? >> bad news. >> let's go to wfaa in dallas. they've cleared out. they had severe weather last night and into the wee hours of the morning. they're clearing out, thankfully, over in dallas. we thank dallas for that shot. we check out the severe weather in the day today. atlanta and memphis up through lexington, right up toward albany and pittsburgh. could be gusty winds. over 80 miles per hour. maybe a tornado or two. there is rain in the pacific northwest. last month, seattle only had four rain-free days. and the rain's right back in there.
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>> and robin, back up over to you. >> all right, jeff, thank you. it's the reunion we have been waiting for. the gang from the beloved sitcom, "welcome back kotter," they're back together. and we know one of the sweathogs graduated to become a big star. you know who that is. what about the rest of the cast? our chris connelly got a chance to sit down with them. give us the lowdown. >> indeed i did, robin.
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last eight in's taping of the tv land awards saw the sweathogs and those that loved them a chance to see them again an opportunity to look back at a sitcom that launched a superstar and a series of smart alec remarks. >> oh, oh, oh! >> up your nose with a rubber hose. >> i got a note. >> hi, there. >> reporter: it brought catch phrases to classrooms coast to coast. ♪ welcome back your dreams were your ticket out ♪ >> reporter: showcased the era's most irresistible theme song. ♪ to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> reporter: and was the tv birthplace of a future superstar. thanks to the hyperactive hips of lovable sort of bad boy vinnie barbarino. ♪ you got me rocking and a reeling barbarino barbarino yeah yeah ♪ >> reporter: sunday night saw john travolta and the rest of
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the "welcome back kotter" cast sweathogs and all, reunited on the tv land awards. >> bar none, this is the coolest night in television. >> reporter: a chance to revel in the buzz that was back in the late '70s. >> i have waited 35 years to thank this man. i never got to publicly thank gabe for his genius. his putting us on the map. we wouldn't be here today without gabe. >> reporter: this is based on your life. why do you think people have such affection for the show 35 years later? >> there's a horshack, an epstein, a barbarino in every class. we never talked about this. it was these four guys from divergent ethnic backgrounds were the best of friends. >> my daughter said this show is as funny as anything we have seen today. it look like it was made yesterday. i said, honey, that's called timeless. >> except for the clothes. >> the clothes are all back. >> reporter: john, would you let your daughter date a sweathog? >> probably not. >> reporter: without parental
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approval, the sweathogs, remedial students in mr. kotter's class found their way into millions of young hearts. and barbarino found his way into a little gold lame. ♪ ba ba barbarino ♪ >> reporter: a little gold lame. >> hot. >> reporter: how did it feel coming out in that thing and dancing around a little? >> hot. >> was it really? ♪ i don't care what the white man says ♪ >> reporter: sweathogs antics could raise temperatures on the set, too. >> nobody is going make me crazy, understand that? nobody's going to make me crazy! >> i think we made him crazy. >> we were in character for five years. we gave everybody trouble. >> the bows. >> all the guest stars to the directors and producers. we annoyed them constantly. that was part of our job. >> reporter: you did a lovely job. >> some of the directors went screaming from the set.
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>> some wouldn't work with us again. >> we had one director run from the rehearsal room screaming, they're animals, and run out of the stage. no matter what. >> my sister said in an earlier time, it was like being in a day care. >> we thought all sitcoms were that way. we would go on another set and they were serious. >> but from robert hegyes' epstein to lawrence's boom boom washington, it was clear, this sitcom was the chance of a lifetime. what did you do on this show that you could not do on another show? >> pay our rent regularly. >> our food shopping regularly. >> we were poor when we got on the show. >> reporter: everybody was coming to your parents' house to eat? >> mostly me. >> he lived in the apartment underneath my parents' apartment. i would walk in the front door. i would look, there would be this body. the refrigerator door would be open. and there would be this body
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standing in front of the refrigerator. and he would be in their refrigerator. >> reporter: did you have a favorite dish, john? >> a nice piece of chicken with a nice piece of -- >> you guys really stick together, don't you? >> all: mm-hmm. >> reporter: still, the sheer speed of the show's success caught them by surprise. >> john and i went out to eat a lot. we were pigs. we still are today. >> reporter: well fed. there's nothing wrong with being well fed. >> we would go to the farmer's market. just you and i were hanging out. like on cue, everybody converged. we wound up running to the car. >> it was beatles time. >> it blew our minds. >> reporter: did you know it would be like that from now on? >> i didn't think we thought we would have that rock star effect. >> people were coming to our home in new jersey taking pieces off the house. it really escalated. it was really something. it's like a wave.
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i don't think you expect it. all of a sudden, wow. >> reporter: while the show featured this appearance from a youthful james woods, gabe kaplan's comedic idol the legendary groucho marx, was the legend that almost was. >> he was going to appear. gabe was going to fall asleep on the couch and i was going to have a dance. i was heartbroken. >> reporter: how did this show change your lives? >> oh, gosh. >> it put us on the map. all of us. >> my reality far exceeded my dreams when this thing came along. it just did. ♪ not a soul to tell us what to do ♪ >> reporter: is this an experience you still treasure? still look back on? >> it's a lifelong thing, of course. >> absolutely. >> reporter: why is it to special for you, now 35 years later? >> because we're still friends. >> we loved each other. >> we got lucky. >> not every show is as lucky. there's honest affection.
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in our group. >> we really had a lot of fun. every week, we had a lot of fun. ♪ all alone and feeling blue yeah we're all alone and feeling blue ♪ >> ron palillo, said to be under the weather, not in attendance. what a great night. they appreciated the company in a major way. >> a wonderful ensemble cast. i forgot that john's sister, ellen -- >> played horshack's mother. can you believe it? there's lots of work for everybody on that show. it was terrific. >> it really seems they genuinely care for one another. john, who has had more of a career in some ways how generous he is with them and making sure they get their due. >> he sets the tone. >> you'll have more coming up. >> we'll find out where the famous expression, up your nose with a rubber hose came from. surprisingly, not a gardening reference. >> really? >> you wouldn't have known that. >> to see more, watch the tv
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land awards next sunday, april 17th. we'll find out where that phrase up your nose with a rubber hose came from. and a big reunion with "the facts of life." cynthia mcfadden enden sat down with them. that's coming up tomorrow. another great tune. coming up next, dr. oz is here revealing the results of george's stress test. do tell. come on back. morning! mor-ning. i'm your genie. you're wishing for... a tasty fiber cereal? well you don't want that one. kellogg's fiber plus cereal. the delicious taste of berries 40% of your daily fiber... plus...wait for it... antioxidants! so two more wishes! mmmm. mmmm. maybe later, then. [ female announcer ] kellogg's fiber plus cereal. positively delicious.
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how about that accent? you might remember i was wearing a stress monitor all day friday for the segment with our friend dr. mehmet oz. he took the test and is here to talk about how the manage stress better. set the stage here. and get people some background on what stress does to our botts? >> stress is good for us. when you exercise it makes you stronger. it's good the be a little bit comfortable with being uncomfortable. problem is you don't recognize what stress can do to you when
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you get too much of it. that's the pituitary gland. those are the adrenal glands. that's the classic fight or flight response. those dunce caps called the adrenal glands secrete a steroid, cortisol. if we have too much of it -- it depresses our immune system. it changes our body. >> you said it was a steroid. it makes us fat. i thought steroids build muscle? >> there's anabolic steroids. those from the adrenal gland are known for maintaining the world. when you experience stress, the body sent out the message, eat more. if you're walking and, overweight, you are getting colds all the time you don't
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feel on target you may have too much stress. >> you first. >> i figured out what stress is about. we have this harness device. it's a cool device. it's a circle. you strap it around your chest. i put mine on day when i happened to be coming here this morning. then i went to the operating room. it turned out, it stressed me more than being here. is there that's understandable, i think. >> the consummate professional. i rushed out of here got in traffic. when i got to the operating room there was a whole different world. the stress that day, it was the st. patrick's day parade. in the o.r. i had a bump. it went up and back down again. i went to my show had a similar response. the healthy stress sprons is you peak early. and then you get back into the normal position. now, your tests. >> i started before 6:00 a.m. on
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friday. >> you wore it the entire day. you have the first bump is when you go on about 8:00 a.m. and you have a little bump you go back to normal. >> i bumped up when we were talking about the stress test. >> i wonder if the people around you were stressed. then you exercised. when the big lines, you take it off. >> after the exercise i took about a 15-minute nap. boy, it dropped through the floor. >> that's wonderful. >> that night, you hosted "world news." you were stressed. you relaxed. >> a little spike at 6:30. >> here's the one that is fascinated to me. >> my wuf wasn't surprised. >> 9:30 at night, the budget news comes out, your boss tells you you have to work late. you have the biggest peak of all. he hosts "world news," "good
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morning america," and he was stressed out. >> first it was 7:30 then 9:00 and then one more half hour until 10:00, that's when i went over the line. >> how much cortisol? when you wake up in the morning, a spike of cortisol. less and less. the next day, it stars again. if you're stressed out and depressed, you get the red line. >> the cortisol builds and builds and builds. it doesn't go down you have a new floor all the time? >> look at the blue line. that's whan you're burnt out. you don't have enough cortisol. if you're burnt out and down you don't want to be confused with being stressed. >> your body stops producing any
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cortisol at all. >> the big question is how stressed are you? >> eight questions that everybody should ask themselves. >> the first one is are you sleeping at least six hours a night regularly. if you can't answer that half of all middle-aged american women are up through the night. >> you have to get that sleep. >> we're going to talk about that. we'll have eight others that will help you figure it out. there are key issues. >> i learned a lot more about myself and stress thanks to you, dr. oz. you can all watch it later today. coming up here john travolta and our "welcome back kotter" cast reunion. h, who says ogres can't surf? nice moves fiona! ha, ha, ha, i love 3d. wooo hooooo! [ shrek ] gingy! [ laughs ] hey do the roar. roooooar! yeah!
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jury deliberations are set to resume in a few minutes in the perjury trial of barry bonds. jurors ended their first day without a verdict. the panel did ask to hear a read back of barry bonds' personal shopper. she said she saw greg anderson give him i know rejection before a road trip. they listened to a hoskins' brother talking about injecting bonds with steroids. >> we want to bring you the latest trump spot in terms of traffic. >> this is developing hot spot. it could mean a lot of delays
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for folks heading out to half moon bay westbound 28 at skyline overturned big rig with the gravel spilled blocking all westbound lanes making your way out san mateo. there the snowstorm slowing approaching 92 and menlo park. live shot of san mateo bridge shows traffic flowing well and check out how light at bay bridge toll plaza plaza. >> we'll check in with
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here is a live look at dopler. scattered showers cold front could bring a sprinkle or two to the north bay. most of us in the upper 40s to
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low 50s. our destination under a partially sunny sky. accu-weather seven-day forecast, we have a better chance of even cooler weather for wednesday before a ♪ you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have the facts of life, the facts of life ♪ >> thanks for the help you guys. but face it. i'm doomed. >> oh natalie. natalie, natalie, natalie, natalie, natalie. all is not lost. you just happen to the rooming with the one person who can teach you efg you need to know about conversation, charm, and popularity. >> thanks, blair. >> for nine seasons, the adventures of the girls of the boarding school made the grade with viewers. what are blair, natalie, tootie
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jo, and mr. garrett up to? that's tomorrow. also just ahead, felicity huffman and doug savant have played on "desperate housewives" for six years. how much do hay know about each other? we'll find out. plus when life hands you lemons, you make lemon aid. your fwirls love this group. >> i just found out last night, yeah. >> heirthey're so excited. >> i have too get autographs and guitars. >> well "lemonade mouth," that's the name, they are coming up next. how about more fun from the cast of one of our favorite sitcoms. mr. kotter. >> they had fantastic time. some of the viewers had questions for the "welcome back kotter" cast.
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start within the origin of the best loved catch phrase of vinnie barbarino. >> hey kotter. up your nose with a rubber hose. >> kay wants to know where did the catch phrase up your nose with a rubber hose come from? >> well it was based on what they really said in bookrooklyn in the 1950s. it rhymed with up your something with mobile gas. we couldn't do that. >> my name is mr. kotter. >> vinnie barbarino. >> juan epstein. >> freddy boom boom washington. >> al wants to know what would your guys be doing now? freddie, what would boom boom be doing? he would have a family. working in factory making shoes. >> and sue wants to know where
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did that accent from barbarino come from? >> well barbarino don't make no reports for no one. >> the show is based in brooklyn. i guess i was the only one using it. >> what? >> the brooklyn accent. >> you were not the only one. >> it got weirder and weirder. >> how come they always say george washington slept here? george washington shept there. i mean who cares where george washington slept? >> probably only martha. >> reporter: before their careers went ka bomb they generated dueling record releases. starting in 1976 with john travolta's single "let her in." ♪ i'm going to let her in i'm going to let her in ♪ >> that's your first single isn't it? >> is there was an article in a "time" magazine article.
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with "welcome back kotter" and "let her in" being hits the producers of "grease" saw that article and said what about this kid? >> can you sing it? >> john's sister can. >> i want to know what he's done since. >> i remember fly away. >> that was the bomb. ♪ fly away ♪ >> what's your favorite subject? >> assault. >> reporter: robert hegyes who played open teen, a young man with a million excuses. >> your excuse is legitimate. >> i know. that's the problem. it's the first legit excuse in years. >> reporter: went on to teach a little bit himself. did anyone drop those excuses on you? >> no, the line ochb me was mr.
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hegyes doesn't take any -- >> reporter: meanwhile, gabe kaplan won a memorable foot race in the 1976 "battle of the network stars." >> the best captain won. that's the way i like it. >> he was mad. he was angry that there was some kind of disqualification. his team did something wrong. he challenged me to race. >> reporter: he didn't know that you had run track in high school. >> he was scared of me physically. >> reporter: "welcome back kotter" retains the appeal. for a new generation like perhaps, john travolta's baby boy. >> this is my place. and these -- these are my people. >> reporter: will you show this place to baby benjamin someday? >> my daughter watches it. of course ben will see it. absolutely. >> reporter: what will he learn from it? >> you just have a good time. >> what did we learn yesterday? >> what? >> what did we learn the day
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before yesterday? >> what? >> what have you learned all year? >> what? >> thank you very much. >> and in tribute to the show's brooklyn roots, i asked john if his baby was a good eater. he said he is. works for him. a great bunch of guys. >> well "battle of the network stars" you really reached back. >> we should bring that show back. >> hard to believe. just four season. that gt a lot of -- made it quite memorable in four seasons. >> stuff that will never be forgotten. >> i'm glad they're doing well. you can go to for photos of your favorite cast member through the years. much more fun tomorrow with the reunion of the cast of "the facts of life." sam is missing there. a well-deserved break for our sam champion.
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jeff smith from wabc is in for sam. good morning, jeff. >> hey guys. i found megan from ohio. when she came to new york, what weather were you expected? >> 80 degrees and sunny. >> have a little bit of patience. the fog will burn off. we'll get up into the 70s. first, we want to go out near dallas. this is hunt county texas. potential tornado damage that occurred there overnight. the severe storms will head to the southeast. the appalachians, to the mid mid-atlantic states by later tonight, on into tonight. rain up toward the pacific northwest and seattle and tacoma. snow into the rocky mountains. the storms off to the east. 90 in orlando.
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>> this weather brauk to you by big lots. robin, back to you. coming up next two of our faves from " dry mouth is uncomfortable. it can also lead to serious dental problems. [ male announcer ] new act total care dry mouth is alcohol-free and has fluoride to strengthen teeth. stronger teeth and dry mouth relief. ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, do it ♪ ♪ oh, do it ♪ [ female announcer ] coffee is like life. it's better when you add your flavor. coffee-mate, from nestle.
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you know, they have the strongest marriage on wisteria lane, lynnette and tom. it doesn't hurt that the parents of fife are played by the incredibly talented felicity huffman, ladies and gentlemen, and doug savant. you have been so good to us over the years. seven seasons? >> yes thank you god. it's fantastic.
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>> and going so strong. i was talking to you. to be able to pain thant kind of consistency with mark cherry and the gang it's a tribute to all of you. >> it's the writers, really. the strong strongest season yet. it's the writers in the trenches. >> but you all do your part too. it's a great ensemble. you both offscreen, have great marnls are lots of kids. so on-screen, it's the same. does that help? >> yeah, i mean our lives form us as actors. we try to bring that to the show. so, you know television is often sterile. a little sterile, so felicity brings the reality. this place is too clean. throws the cheerios around. >> there would be stuff everywhere. i should be covered in jam. i should look terrible and have big, ugly clothes. >> five kids and a new bay theby on
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the show. there's such an authenticity. i want to play a clip. you have new episodes coming up. your character a little high strung. you've given tom a little hard time. >> i feel bad about that. she really rides tom hard. i try to pull it back. i guess that's where they find the comedy and conflict by making me -- rhymes are snitch. >> you're bringing home the bacon, my man. >> i am successful. he's everything that lynnette ever wanted. >> there's though easy way to say this. >> oh, no what is it? >> that my dear, is my signing bonus. $100,000. >> no way. it is not there are 100,000.
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it is. it's $100,000. i can't believe it! >> i know. what are we going to do with it? >> um how about this? go in the bank and get 100,000 singles, roll around on them naked, and then apologize to the people at the bank and go home. >> we're seeing role reversal. >> we haven't seen that. him being the go-getter, the shark. that's great thing to bring into their relationship. >> what is the reaction from the fans over the years? >> it's very positive. >> have you had a bad one? >> no. just barbara walters is the bad one. she's like you're skinnier. which means you're fat and old on television. no, the fan have always been supportive.
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it's a very good marriage. and a good reputationresentation of marriage in television. i'm proud of that. >> let's see how good you are. after seven years of tv matrimony, hit the music. >> between the two of you, who was the first to learn their lines? >> do i flip? >> yes? >> do we say snit. >> who is the first? oh, you're both a winner. there you go. you do know each other. between the two of you who is more high maintenance, come on dish. really? >> come on. come on. oh, my -- >> i can't see that. let's make it tougher now. this is for you, doug. her great husband, bill -- >> you're married?
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oh my god. >> i know you know her pet name as a kid was flicka. what is her husband, bill's pet name for her now? do you know? >> let's see. >> his pet name for her is -- monkey. >> what is it? >> cher. but not this kind of cher. like the big easy chere. it needs an extra "e." >> it's absurd. bill did tell me monkey. i was certain. >> what was doug's character's name on melrose place? >> oh my god. >> your character was -- >> he was only on for five years. >> matthew? no? matt? >> yes. >> matt fielding.
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>> swear to god. >> no somebody informed you. >> did you know? >> you really are this way? i won. i won. >> because lynnette's character, of course you're going to win. >> no i won outright. >> you've been great sports. continued blessings and success with the show. give mark and everyone our best. we had eva longoria here last week. great cookbook. >> i don't know how she has the time. >> we'll just keep talking. catch "desperate housewives" this sunday at 9:00. we have the cast of "lemonade mouth" performing live when we come back.
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had not heard of "lemonade mouth," but when i told my girls about it last night, their
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excitement told me a lot more little kids would know about them soon. they're the hot new band brought together for "lemonade mouth," their here to perform their song "determinate" the cast of "lemonade mouth." ♪ i can hardly fight these tears, the crazy worry fills my head with fear i'm so sorry ♪ ♪ you know you got to get it out i can't take it ♪ ♪ that's what being a friend's about ♪ ♪ i want to cry i can't deny
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rock on lemonade mouth. >> remember emeril's breakfast in bed. he's going to surprise one lucky mom. dry mouth is uncomfortable. it can also lead to serious dental problems. [ male announcer ] new act total care dry mouth is alcohol-free and has fluoride to strengthen teeth. stronger teeth and dry mouth relief.
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dry mouth is uncomfortable. it can also lead to serious dental problems. [ male announcer ] new act total care dry mouth is alcohol-free and has fluoride to strengthen teeth. stronger teeth and dry mouth relief. a big rig accident is causing major delays for commuters traveling on 92 between san mateo and the bay. >> a gravel rig and all lanes at 92 are blocked. they are providing one way traffic control but we'll see big delays this both directions of eastbound 92 and westbound 92 between half moon bay and san mateo. elsewhere, it's pretty light. check out the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays and not much at all right now. >> pretty quiet weather-wise temperatures are below average. low to mid-50s 60


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