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the fighting irish in a blowout. alabama, now the national champs, for the third time in four years, as a new sports dynasty is launched. josh is live in miami with the big winners. ♪ sweet home alabama where the skies are so blue ♪ ♪ sweet home alabama and good morning, america. what a big night in miami for the crimson tide. we're going to show you coach nick saban, right there. this is his fourth national championship. amy, you used it, the "d" word. dynasty. that's what the crimson tide has right now. and this morning, the crimson tide cheerleaders, still celebrating. still have a lot of energy. riding that victory high. josh was down there for all the celebrations. we're going to hear from him in a bit. >> we want to say hello to robin at home this morning. big day for her. amy robach is here. sam is out in las vegas. ginger zee in for him. so we have coast to coast
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covered this morning. >> everybody's somewhere. we all heard of the dreamliner. it's the high-tech, new plane that's supposed to revolutionize air travel. well, a fire on board one of them right after landing at boston airport is raising new alarms this morning. the good news is, the fire happened after landing. >> yes, big deal there. and million-dollar murder. the mystery surrounding a lottery winner's death, just one day after he scored that winning ticket. >> very strange. we're going to get to that. we begin with breaking news from gabby giffords. two years ago today, she was shot with so many others in a tucson parking lot. since then, there have been 11 mass shootings in america, including the tragedy in newtown, so fresh in our minds. after visiting the families in newtown, gabby and her husband, mark kelly, sat down in an exclusive interview to announce a new national initiative to prevent gun violence. >> we saw you in newtown. how was newtown?
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>> tough. >> it brought back a lot of memories of what that was like for us some two years ago today. and you hope that that's -- this kind of thing doesn't happen again. but you know what? it does happen again. >> reporter: gabby giffords, somber, yet resilient. opening up for the first time about the horror at sandy hook elementary school. she and her husband, mark kelly, spent a day with some of the victims' families. >> first couple we spoke to. the dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. and i just about lost it. >> reporter: the couple told diane that newtown was their turning point. >> i have a gun. gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. but we have to do something to keep the guns from getting into the wrong hands. >> reporter: and this morning -- >> yes, yes. >> reporter: -- on the two-year anniversary of the shooting in tucson, they plan to do something about it. announcing their campaign for responsible changes to gun laws. working with politicians to take high-powered gun lobbyists head-on. they hope to engage the nation in a real discussion about preventing gun violence.
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>> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> and they are taking this nationwide. also on the cover of "usa today" this morning. everyone can see more of diane's exclusive interview with gabby giffords and mark kelly on "world news" tonight and "nightline." let's go to josh in miami with the other top news. hey, josh. >> hey, george. that interview, not to be missed. we're going to begin with breaking news. a major development into the investigation of that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. we just learned that the only suspect being held in connection with the attack is now a free man. an attorney for suspect ali harzi, says his client was released by authorities in tunisia because of a lack of evidence. though he has been ordered not to leave the country. four americans were killed in that attack on september 11th, including ambassador chris stevens. and a second day of emotional testimony is expected
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today in a crowded colorado courtroom, as a key hearing resumes for accused movie theater shooter james holmes. police officers broke down monday as they recalled finding the victims and trying to save those who were injured on that night back in july. holmes, charged with killing 12 people, shooting dozens of others, sat calmly in court, showing no expression. his infamous red hair, now brown. this hearing will determine whether holmes stands trial. and news that broke overnight. word that aig, the insurance company that got a massive $182 billion government bailout, is now thinking about suing the very people who saved it from collapsing. "the new york times" reports the company may join a $25 billion lawsuit against the government, claiming the bailout was, in fact, unconstitutional and cheated shareholders out of billions of dollars in profit. and a grim search is back under way this morning in new jersey, for two teenagers who
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slipped through the ice of a frozen lake. the boys were heard screaming for help last night. apparently, as the ice beneath them cracked. and we have video of another treacherous ordeal on the ice. a woman pulled from a frigid river in toledo, ohio. she'd been hanging on to that chunk of ice you see there for one hour before crews could finally manage to reach her. and a terrifying moment for morning commuters at a crowded rail station in new jersey. all of a sudden, look at this. an escalator going up stopped and started speeding downward. you can see riders in a panic, actually trying to jump off. five people were injured in the chaos. all escalators at that station are, today, shut down. and finally, what we all saw here in miami last night. college football's purported clash of its titans. with more subplots than a hollywood movie. but in the end, none of it came to pass. after weeks of anticipation, and
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with 80,000 fans packing miami's sunlife stadium, and an estimated 30 million watching on tv, undefeated number one-ranked notre dame was simply no match for the raw power of number two, alabama. as the crimson tide faithful looked on with glee, dumbstruck irish fans could barely watch. >> notre dame right now just can't do anything right. >> reporter: the rout began just moments after notre dame's opening kickoff. alabama twice rolled down the field, scoring touchdowns on its first two drives. >> touchdown, the other williams! >> reporter: by the half, the score was 28-0. >> if this was a prize fight, they'd call it off. >> reporter: the game had become a rout, made all the more surprising because of the hype surrounding this matchup. notre dame, the resurgent storied crown jewel of the north. versus the pre-eminent
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powerhouse of the south. >> right now, it's high tide in miami. >> reporter: it was a sweet home alabama night. one that brought a second-consecutive national title, the third in four years. establishing coach nick saban's crimson tide as college football's pre-eminent dynasty. >> i'm proud of what they were able to accomplish this year. >> pretty special. gives me chills just thinking about it. [ cheers ] >> it was a remarkable night. of course, one that crimson tide fans will long remember. one that fighting irish fans would love to forget. and to that end, alabama has how established itself as a dynasty. a shocking thing in the age of parity in the college game. we'll be joined this morning by a couple of the newly crowned champions. a very special "play of the day," as the sun rises here on miami beach, guys. >> cannot wait for that. okay, josh. thanks very much. we're going to turn to washington now. and the debate sparked by president obama's new picks for his national security team. former republican senator chuck hagel is in for a confirmation fight before he becomes defense secretary.
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and obama aide john brennan will also face some tough questions in his bid for the cia. jon karl is covering it all from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the president has put together the final pieces of his national security team. but he'll have to do battle with congress before getting them all in place. the president is wasting no time defending his chosen national security team. >> my number one criteria in making these decisions was simple. who is going to do the best job in securing america? >> reporter: president obama's choice for defense secretary, chuck hagel, is a decorated vietnam veteran, with shrapnel from that war still in his chest. >> mr. president, i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> reporter: while he's a former republican senator, this morning, he's drawing sharp criticism from both the right and the left, after comments he made in 2006 about israel. on monday, republican house majority leader eric cantor, who is jewish, said hagel is the wrong man for the job. >> i will make it my mission
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to ensure that the cia has the tools it needs to keep our nation safe. >> reporter: mr. obama's choice to run the cia, his trusted counterterrorism adviser john brennan, is also facing pushback from the president's supporters on the left, because he supported so-called enhanced interrogation techniques used in the bush administration. meanwhile, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton received a warm welcome as she returned to the state department for the first time since sustaining a concussion in early december. she was surprised with gifts, including a football helmet to protect that injured head. and a jersey with the number 112, to symbolize the number of countries she's visited as secretary of state. one more big change to the second term cabinet could come later this week. e expect the current chief of staff, jack lew, to replace outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner. >> hillary clinton is leaving. john kerry coming in. before she goes,
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she will testify on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: that's right. the white house fully expects that hillary will testify on benghazi before she leaves as secretary of state, doing something republicans have been demanding for a long time. >> jon karl, thanks very much. now, to the fire that broke out on a boeing dreamliner at logan international airport in boston, right after passengers got off that jet. the japan airlines 787 was parked at the gate. no one was injured. but the fire was the latest in a string of incidents for the high-tech new jetliner. abc's jim avila is in washington with the latest. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. few things are as frightening as smoke on an airplane. but fortunately, in this case, the only real damage was done to the reputation of boeing's new dreamliner airplane. firefighters at boston's logan field, dousing smoke on the plane of the future, boeing's 787 dreamliner. a plane made mostly of carbon fiber, a fancy name for plastic, just a half-hour after an incident-free landing.
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>> passengers were deplaned normally through the jet bridge process. >> reporter: but minutes later, a mechanic working in the cockpit of the jal jet was confronted by smoke from the electrical system in the belly of the plane. >> we observed a heavy smoke condition in the entire cabin. >> reporter: this is the latest nightmarish incident for the dreamliner since its 2011 release. now, flying only six of them in the u.s. last month, the faa ordered inspections of all 787s for fuel line leaks. on the same day, a united airlines 787 was diverted to the closest airport because of a generator failure. and a similar fire broke out during test flights of the cutting-edge airliner. >> this event occurred in the same avionics bay where they had problems before. it raises a lot of questions, which will be looked at very carefully, as quickly as possible. >> reporter: but most aviation experts believe this is just a new plane. as i saw at the boeing plant, one that is using an entirely
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new design, built differently with new systems and materials. and now, going through a shakeout period. >> i wouldn't be concerned as a passenger. this is a very good airplane. but it's a very advanced airplane that's pushing the envelope. >> reporter: and in fact, boeing says it is helping its customer to try to find out what happened on this particular plane. the national transportation safety board is also investigating, as the dreamliner tries to live up to its name. amy? >> hopefully some answers to come. jim avila, thanks so much. george? we're going to stay in the air right now. to a high-flying wedding that ended in an alarming crash-landing for a couple getting married up in the air. everyone is okay. but, boy, what a scare it was. abc's rob nelson has the story. hey, rob. >> reporter: good morning. scare is the right word. as many of us know, marriages are supposed to be for better or worse. but for the couple you're about to meet, that worse part came way too soon and way too high. >> brace. >> reporter: it was supposed to
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be a romantic sunset wedding in a hot air balloon. but romance quickly turned to fear. >> oh! >> oh! >> reporter: the couple, and 11 others, including their wedding party and the balloon's operator, bracing for a crash-landing. >> oh. >> oh, yeah. >> oh! >> reporter: kerin and jonathan narcisse had just exchanged their wedding vows thousands of feet in the air. >> god of amazing love, we ask you for your blessing. >> reporter: now, they were on their sides, stranded in a stranger's backyard. >> this is our crash and landing here. >> reporter: a member of the wedding party recorded the crash on her cell phone. the newlyweds had no idea what was happening. >> first couple times he tried to land. >> we floated over, yeah. >> we kept missing landing spots. next thing you know, we're descending. and i'm thinking, how is he going to land here because there's no place to land? >> reporter: the balloon hit a fence, skidded through some
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trees and then finally stopped. >> i got a little worried when we hit the fence. and i thought, if the fence doesn't stop us, we're going down this hill. >> reporter: making the ordeal all the more terrifying, the bride's dream of a midair wedding was actually the groom's worst nightmare. it turns out, he is scared of heights. >> i am. terrified. >> yes. >> reporter: and one of the balloon's occupants did suffer a minor back injury. was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. no other injuries were reported. the couple actually continued on to the reception. if there ever was a need for an open bar, that would be a good one. >> excellent excuse. that's exactly right. thanks, rob. >> sure. guys, well, a story about a young girl with true grit. a sixth grader, caroline pla, has been playing football with boys since she was 5. and she wants to keep on playing. but her catholic league in pennsylvania, won't let her. deciding to enforce a boys-only policy.
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abc's john schriffen has been following this fight. and john, caroline and her parents are not backing down. >> reporter: amy, good morning. her mother reportedly said the league found out about her daughter playing because another team told on her. why? maybe because she's really good. in fact, an all-star. now, the 11-year-old is hoping she hasn't played in her last game. number 10, caroline pla, may be a mean, tackling machine. but this morning, she's been sacked. that's because the archdiocese of philadelphia says it will now enforce its no-girls-allowed policy in the catholic youth organization football league, where she has played the past two seasons. >> i was really angry. not only am i not going to be able to play, other girls aren't going to be able to play. and i personally know girls that have told me they want to play cyo football just like me. >> reporter: pla is just a sixth grader. but at 5'3", and 110 pounds, the defensive and offensive lineman from doylestown, pennsylvania, has no problem hanging with the boys.
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>> they just go their hardest on me. sometimes i'll put them on their butt. sometimes they'll put me on mine. >> reporter: in a statement, the archdiocese says, quote -- cyo football is a full-contact sport designated for boys. there's been some perceived ambiguity in the policy regarding this point. it is currently being reviewed. and will be addressed going forward. now, pla's fight to get back on the field has caught fire online. this petition has more than 7,000 signatures, including one from a 9-year-old girl in utah who knows something about how pla feels. >> set, hut! >> reporter: little sam gordon's skill on the field has made many forget she's a girl. now, pla is hoping she'll get the same consideration. >> sam gordon was on the news before for playing football. she signed it. that was really cool. and people from other countries are signing it. i think that's just really awesome. >> reporter: and the number of people signing the petition is still growing. now, her family is hoping that all this attention will urge the league to reverse their
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decision. george? amy? >> all right. she looks good out on that field. >> she sure does. maybe they're watching today. let's get to weather, now. ginger zee out for sam, in los angeles. las vegas. >> we're going to start with the rain and severe weather beginning here in texas. severe storms possible. tornadoes included, in far south texas. so corpus christi, be aware. the heavy rain is going to make the big story. we'll likely have video and pictures coming in the coming days of houston, dallas, at that four to six-inch range. little rock, you're in the two to four-inch shield. and then, there's that january thaw. hasn't it felt nice? anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees above average. dallas today will make 51. atlanta, 53. washington, d.c., a high of 50. i'll leave you with a look at this, it includes the severe storm area. now, your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds.
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>> coming up, we've got video and pictures of record snow from somewhere up here. you'll have to stick around to see it. for now, back to you.
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>> that game out of the way in miami just before the big rain. >> just in time. >> ginger, thanks very much. coming up on "gma," dramatic, new details in the trial of the woman accused of killing her ex after he broke up with her. what the jury is learning, now, about the couple before their split. and the million-dollar murder mystery around a lottery winner's death, just one day after he found out he had the winning ticket. plus, brooke burke-charvet is here live speaking about her health struggle for the first time since her surgery. >> cannot wait to hear from her. and josh is live in miami, where the fans have been celebrating all night long, josh. >> all night long, george. apparently, there's rain headed here. what do you say we get a couple of these newly minted champions. that fella, 42, eddie lacy, and the man opening the holes for him, barrett jones, joining us for a very special "play of the day." i guess it's really the play of last night. go nowhere. "gma" continues. "gma" continues.
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investigators say oliver doused her with gasoline and set starr lamare on fire. she remains in critical condition with severe burns. he faces charges of attempted murder and arson. >> and now the morning commute from the traffic center. >> it is improving in the richmond area near san pablo after an early accident involving an overturned and it was jammed westbound 80 to highway four. you can sigh on the app that is improving, so that is good news. we have an advisory on the bridge and an early stalled bus in oakland is gone, but, still, very slow traffic from 238.
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♪ sweet home alabama coach nick saban didn't seem to be enjoying that little douse he got. but he sure did enjoy the victory last night. third national championship in four years for the crimson tide. they're still celebrating down in miami. and josh elliott is on the scene. hey, josh. >> hey, there, george. again, what a night it was. there's coach nick saban, raising the crystal ball. every team in college football hopes to do that. one team does it. and for the third time in four years, it was the alabama crimson tide. this is the scene that was at the hotel in miami beach, as the team returned from yet another title win. sunlife stadium last night. and there's pictures of katherine webb. i think everybody now knows her, at least in the twitterverse. girlfriend of quarterback a.j.
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mccarron right there. she's congratulating her man last night. she started the night with roughly 1,000 twitter followers. by night's end, she ended it with over 100,000 twitter followers. america, say hello to katherine webb. and really to all the crimson tide, college football's pre-eminent dynasty. >> 1,000 to 100,000 in a couple hours. also coming up later, million-dollar murder mystery. what really happened to this lottery winner? he ended up dead just one day after he scored the winning ticket. we'll explain how police think that happened. >> boy, that is a real strange one. also, check out this terrifying animal attack. unbelievable face-to-face encounter with a bobcat right there. this happened in a family garage. we see the man right there. look at the scratches on his face. he barely survived. we're going to hear from him on how he broke free. also coming up, a big interview. it's the first time that "dancing with the stars" brooke
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burke-charvet has talked, in her first tv interview now, since her health scare and surgery. we're going to talk to her about that. we begin with the gripping murder trial in arizona. as jodi arias goes back to court today, we're learning new details about her life before the trial. and much more about the boyfriend whose life she's accused of taking. abc's ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: she's the admitted killer so many can't keep their eyes off. jodi arias, the soft-spoken, small-framed 32-year-old, who won a jailhouse christmas caroling contest. ♪ o, holy night >> reporter: and who cries every time prosecutors describe what she admits she did. stab her one-time boyfriend, travis alexander 27 times, slit his throat and shot him in the head. jodi grew up in the small city of yreka, california. she dropped out of high school, only the get her g.e.d. in jail a few years ago. she was an aspiring photographer. her myspace page includes many albums of pictures.
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including one called, in loving memory of travis alexander. >> jodi wants nothing but to see travis. >> reporter: jodi's attorneys want the jury to believe she killed travis in 2008 in self-defense. that he abused her and she feared for her life when she attacked him in the shower of his mesa, arizona, home. friends of travis say the 30-year-old was a successful businessman, who overcame all the odds. his parents were drug addicts. he grew up occasionally homeless. until he converted to mormonism and turned his life around. >> he actually had everything going for him. a beautiful home. a beautiful car. a great income. >> reporter: travis kept a blog. his last entry, just two weeks before his murder. he wrote about trying to find a wife. this type of dating to me is like a very long job interview. desperately trying to find out if my date has an axe murderer pinned up inside her. sadly, we now know travis did date a killer. it's up to the jury to decide if
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she killed in self-defense. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, phoenix. now, to the big money lottery mystery in chicago. a man found dead just one day after he collected almost $500,000 in lottery winnings. it happened last summer. but the medical examiner now says the winner's death was not from natural causes. abc's john muller is here with this story. >> reporter: it didn't sound right. turns out, it's not. the lottery winner was 46 years old. we know he was poisoned with cyanide. authorities are considering exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives.
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>> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially get their hands on his $500,000. >> reporter: according to an internal police department document obtained by "the chicago tribune," khan came home from work on july 20th, ate dinner about an hour later, and
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eventually went to bed. he was later heard screaming, taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. >> if he ingested that cyanide at a dinner meal at home, that's willful. that's very cold-blooded, and it's intentional, knowing they could gain something from his death. >> reporter: illinois lottery officials say in the event of a death, lottery winnings go to the deceased person's estate. he took a lump sum payment. after taxes it came out to about 425,000 bucks. that check was cashed about a month after his death. the investigation continues. amy? george? >> all right. much more to come on that one. john muller, thanks so much. let's go to ginger zee, in for sam this morning. ginger, good morning. >> good morning to all of you. good morning, everyone. spokane, washington, was the place i was talking about with that record snow. we have video. this is what it looked like on the roads with 6.9 inches of fresh snow. they've had 27 inches up to this date in this season. and they usually have 18.
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welcome back. it is 7:41. and we continue, now, with a terrifying attack by a bobcat. on a massachusetts man and his nephew. the wild animal, hissing and then pouncing on them in the family garage. abc's alex marquardt is here with the details. alex, you're usually overseas. so nice to have you in the studio. >> reporter: thank you, lara. this is one of those 1 in a
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million animal attacks. a family confronted by a bobcat in their rural, massachusetts home. and barely escaping a deadly mauling. and this morning, they're waiting to find out if the animal that attacked them had rabies. >> it all started in here. >> reporter: roger mundell still can't believe it. >> he bit me like this. and these are all fangs. >> reporter: he was heading into the garage on sunday, when he says, out of nowhere, a wild bobcat pounced. >> he gave me a hug. and he clawed me here and here. >> reporter: he struggled violently to get it off, before sprinting away. then, the animal caught sight of his nephew, mike. >> all of a sudden, he'sing look at me just giving me the death stair. stare. you can tell he's meaning business. >> reporter: as the bobcat mauled mike, his uncle pulled it off and wrestled it to the ground. >> i'm screaming. i was screaming, yeah, i'm still hoarse. >> it was squirming around so much, i was afraid if it ever got loose, it would attack us. cindy grabbed the handgun we keep close.
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>> reporter: even though he was bleeding all over, he shot the cat twice, killing it. >> these two puncture wounds here from his fangs are fairly deep, i guess. this is what hurts the most, right now. my right arm. >> reporter: bobcats aren't often seen in the wild. experts say they almost always avoid human contact. but this video posted on youtube last week of a bobcat if a trap shows how strong and aggressive they can be if confronted. >> human/bobcat interactions are extremely, extremely rare. unprovoked attacks are symptoms of rabies sometimes. >> he was not going away. >> he wanted to kill us, definitely. >> reporter: now, the mundells have already started treatment for rabies, just in case. the expert we spoke with, says
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slept. after alabama, a third national title in four years. there you guys are. what's this moment like after a long season, really, a 44-day wait, to play that game, barrett? what was that like getting back to friends and family? >> it was special. we thought we had the best fans in the country. they're very loyal. they followed us out here to miami. and showed up big-time for us. it's just special. the whole thing was such a special experience for our teammates to win back-to-back titles. and just to have the opportunity to play with a great group of guys. >> i'll use the word because you weren't allowed to use them. repeat, dynasty. it's all there. just to distill it, you really ran away and hid, largely, from barrett's blocking and your running. were you surprised, frankly, at the domination last night? >> i was surprised because when you play on a stage like this, you don't expect to run the ball as easily as we did. the coaches had a great game plan. the offensive line, they had a
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♪ sweet home alabama [ cheers and applause ] great tuesday crowd here in times square. probably some crimson tide fans there in times square. big shoutout to robin at home. great to have amy robach here. sam is in las vegas. he's getting ready to judge the miss america competition. and josh is in miami, after the big blowout last night. and check out the focus on this man. surrounded by crimson tide cheerleaders, he is all business. that's the study of a newsman right there, josh elliott. >> that's right. undeterred. >> we were laughing. it went on for like five minutes. he didn't look up once. it was great. >> it gave us great pleasure, josh. >> i think he just realized. >> he has no idea. avoid the camera there, josh.
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>> i am going to miss roll tide. i don't know what life is going to be like without hearing a constant roll tide. you don't say the "ls." it's more like ro tide. >> thank you, josh. also coming up, we're going to be talking about the new frontier in sharing or oversharing, when it comes to your baby's ultrasound. it's apparently a hot trend in baby showers. there's questions how safe it really is. >> that's not the only question about it. >> no. no. i'm going to give it to you on that one. so happy to have this beautiful woman with us, "dancing with the stars" host, brooke burke charvet in the house. here live. her first television interview since her major health scare, what's ahead for that. and what's ahead for her and how to keep in top shape and how you can, too. right behind her, there's
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paula deen. queen of southern cooking. she's going to reveal how she lost almost 40 pounds without giving up her favorite foods. also, ben affleck is going to be here live. we have a lot coming up. first, let's go back to josh in miami. >> we're going to begin with the obama administration moving forward with its plan to reduce gun violence. holding a meeting this week with gun groups and the gaming industry to discuss proposals. meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords and her husband, mark kelly, have announced their own campaign to keep guns out of the wrong hands. two years ago, today, giffords was nearly killed in the tucson shooting rampage. she says she wants to work with politicians to take on high-powered gun lobbyists and fight for responsible changes. and she'll be sharing more details with diane, tonight on "world news" and again on "nightline." meanwhile, the only suspect being held in connection with
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the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has been freed this morning. authorities in neighboring tunisia have released ali harzi because of a lack of evidence. four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, were killed in september's attack. the investigation in libya remains stalled. some staggering, new information about the destruction caused by hurricane sandy. fema now confirms the storm damaged or destroyed more than 95,000 buildings on long island, new york, leaving some 4.4 million cubic yards of debris in its wake. and that's just the tally for long island itself. it does not include new york city or the new jersey shore. researchers, meanwhile, have discovered that drugs used to treat high blood pressure may reduce the risk of alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. data blockers weaken the effects of stress hormones.
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those who took them showed fewer abnormalities. the drugs could be an important step toward delaying or preventing the onset of dementia. and a close call caught on camera right here in pennsylvania. take a look. an suv swerving through a parking lot. and just barely misses hitting that man walking down the sidewalk. the suv did take out a cement post and a newspaper box. but that man escaped without a scratch. and remarkable stuff, captured for the first time on video. a giant squid in its natural habitat. the mysterious creature can grow to 50 feet long with eyes the size of dinner plates. it took a japanese film crew hundreds of tries at depths of 3,000 feet or more, before these remarkable images could finally be captured. all part of a discovery channel special later this month. of course, after yesterday's
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news of the baby giant squid and this one, i will be rethinking my morning dip in the miami beach waters here after this newscast. careful where you go diving, i think. we send it back to you in new york. seriously. time for some "pop news." >> indeed. josh, we miss you. but we must continue with "pop news." we start with some taylor swift news. you know, harry rhymes with marry. don't look for that song to be written. it seems harry is no longer taylor's style. it ended swiftly, over new year's, during a trip. they seemed inseparable when taylor performed at abc's new year's rockin' eve. i'm telling you. it's all coming down, george. you have to hang on here. they went down to the islands. a british paper said they got into a big fight. a swift departure. no word on what led to the early
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exit. but the day after she got home, she tweeted a line from her song. the line is, i knew you were trouble. and her tweet said simply, and i quote, till you put me down. there it is. what does it mean? we don't know. but nobody puts taylor down. we asked -- that's right. no comment from their reps on whether they're never, ever getting back together. thank you very much. it's not a record. i can beat that. it was a little sampling of the magic that happens here in the "pop news" department. in other relationship news, singer katy perry and john mayer, going strong. they're going strong, george. the pair rang in the new year together in hawaii. katy looking relaxed, casual, after reportedly bringing john home to spend christmas with her family. as for gifts, john reportedly had a custom-made guitar created for katy. something they hopefully can
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make beautiful music together with in 2013. no pun there's. too important. too serious. i'm happy to bring you this story. we introduced you to the savidge family from breezy point, new york. the savidges lost almost everything during hurricane sandy. we went there to help repair some of their most treasured possessions. among them, a tiffany-style lamp. it was a beacon in the night in their front window. the makers of the lamp, a company called river of good, saw our story. and they wanted to help. this week, they delivered 200 more lamps to the folks of breezy point, so each family might have that beacon of hope in their homes as they continue to recover. it's a little gesture. but it means so very much. and so, for that, we thank you, river of good. and that is "pop news." pop quiz, may i? do we have time? i like this one. we asked, which star was recently stopped by port security because she looked too young to fly alone?
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and she is so not too young. we'll have that answer after weather. >> a good one. now, we get the weather from ginger zee. she's out there in times square. >> i am. and what a fortuitous morning. i wanted to share some information about australia, even though at "good morning america," we have friends from australia here. what are your names? >> nigel. >> and i love their accents. there's the excessive heat, crazy heat in australia. and then, wildfires. we have video. you don't call it a wildfire. you call it a -- >> bush fire. >> let's look at the bush fire video you're seeing there. and really, it's some of the hottest weather they've seen. overall, 108 in sydney. this is what we're dealing with. severe storms. houston, amarillo, other places. an
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>> the nation's weather, this nation, coming up in a couple of minutes. lara? >> thanks, ginger. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." we're going inside a pregnancy trend. ultrasound parties. plus, "dancing with the stars'" brooke burke charvet is here live. it's her first interview since surgery and recovering. and paula deen is here, live, to reveal how she lost almost 40 pounds. she has six rules of eating. we're putting it to the task with some yummy food. that and ben affleck, also live. what a morning, here on "gma," live in times square. what's better? faster or slower?
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she's great. we're going to turn, now, to what may be the tale in the annals of too much information. couples expecting a baby, turns out, a sonogram party. inviting friends and family to look at that grainy photo of your baby. >> reporter: the looks like your typical baby shower. but it's really a baby viewing shower. the newest trend for parents-to-be. tiny fingers and toes, captured in 4d video. this turns what used to be a private moment in the doctor's office, into a party at their home. and that little baby on the big screen is the main attraction. >> one beautiful boy here. >> this is more like an emotional experience. i think. >> i like that. >> yeah. >> reporter: just like in this "friends" episode, at the doctor's office, it's hard to
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make out exactly what you're seeing. >> no. >> reporter: and the pictures you do get, are often blurry and confusing. so, maggie hired peek-a-view, an on-the-go ultrasound service. at first, you're not interested? >> not at all. >> reporter: what changed your mind? >> my wife has a way of influencing me. >> reporter: lisa dixon is an ultrasound technician. she charges couples around 500 bucks for the at-home viewing experience. >> it's entertainment purposes only. i do no diagnostics. >> reporter: she says sometimes couples want the baby's gender revealed in front of everyone. critics worry that extra ultrasounds may pose unnecessary risks. >> just because it's safe in medicine doesn't mean it should be done excessively or without proper medical indication. >> this is the third or fourth one. and there's no risk in that.
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there's no proven -- there's no proven risk in that. >> reporter: the smiths already knew they were having a boy. and it was finally time to show him off. >> there's the heart there. >> reporter: and grandma, overjoyed to see her grandson for the very first time. >> it's made me very happy. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> all right. thank you, abbie. we continue, now, with "dancing with the stars" host brooke burke charvet. she shocked everyone revealing she had thyroid cancer. she underwent surgery. and now, thankfully, life is getting back to normal. we're going to talk to her life, in her first interview since the diagnosis and surgery. but first, here's a look at brooke's story. her energy is infectious. and her body, seemingly flawless. >> that's what we want. woo. >> reporter: she's best known as the vivacious co-host on "dancing with the stars."
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>> good luck. here's your scores. >> reporter: but brooke burke had other important results to deal with this year. in november, tests showed she had thyroid cancer. so, the 41-year-old mother of four took to the web, chronicling her journey. she first posted this video, titled, cancer? me? on her modern mom blog. >> i need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy, which means that i'm going to have a nice, big scar right here, across my neck. >> reporter: the surgery took place december 5th. the same day, brooke tweeted this photo. last look at my neck. here we go. and not long after the operation, brooke wrote, i'm resting. recovering. surgery went well. feels like i got hit by a car. but one week later, brooke got a clean bill of health. sharing the news, again, on her blog. the thyroid cancer has been removed from my body. and all of my lymph nodes are clear. now, in the new year, brooke is
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thankful for her health. >> here we go. >> reporter: while looking forward to a new season of "dancing with the stars" and a bright future ahead with her family. a happy new year, indeed, for brooke burke charvet. thanks for being with us to talk about this scare. >> so happy to be here. i'm one of the lucky ones. it was shocking. i never thought i would hear the word cancer in relation to myself. the movie in my mind, when i got the diagnosis, was i'm a mother, i have four children, i have a family counting on me. and a little scary to really hear that news. but i did my research. and that was an incredible medical team. and the message really is about preventative health. i have no symptoms. and generally, thyroid cancer, it's very subtle symptoms. i went for a regular physical. a yearly physical. >> 56,000 people diagnosed last year. this affects more women than men. >> mostly women. i think 15% men. >> subtle symptoms. what can people look for?
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>> change in the voice. i have a very, very subtle, little lump. that was questionable. so, i went in for my yearly, routine physical. and my doctor 15said, i want yo to get an ultrasound and check it out. nothing serious. it was significant enough in size. i had a biopsy done. and the first biopsy came back atypical. can't determine it cancer or not cancer. you can check it back in six months. and we're fortunate to have access to genetic testing. i went in and had some really detailed tests done. my doctor, len bronstein. and sure enough, it came back, and it was 75% sure of cancer. >> you were so honest about blogging about this. one of your entries was particularly heartbreaking. that was your little boy's reaction to you having cancer. >> all of the children handled it differently. i chose not to tell my husband and chose not to share it with
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the children too soon. i was waiting several months before i scheduled my surgery. my son actually said, is papa going to get it? in his mind at 4 years old, he doesn't know what cancer means. and my 6-year-old was, mommy, i'm going to go with you. i'm going to hold your hand. i'm going to every appointment. my oldest daughter, when it was in the news, her friends came to her and said i heard about your mom. and she cried. she made me promise her that nothing was going to happen. fortunately, i did a lot of research. and i knew that the prognosis for thyroid cancer was excellent. and i knew i was going to be okay. but i was also very fortunate that i was responsible enough to do a regular physical and then take action. >> you're quite open and honest. no makeup on your scar. >> this is a first for me. but, you know, it's fresh. it's a month old. and i think scars tell a story. and i'm so fortunate. >> you are so fortunate. and you're also already back at
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it. i want to celebrate -- i mean, we have jumpstart january here. you are proof positive. >> thank you. >> brooke burke body, sexy abs and 30-day slimdown. you're back to work. >> i'm back to work. i feel great. i never thought i would be in new york talking fitness and recovering from this cancer scare. but it's amazing. i shot the dvds this summer. i'm really excited about it. it's a 30-day program i do with my malibu moms to stay in shape. it's effective. it's really fun. it's bringing the dance party back to fitness. you can do it at home. everyone's obsessed with january. >> get back in shape. january, we're good. that's what we're trying to do. and that's a great -- everybody check it out. you kill me. you are just recovering. you're doing the dvds. and now, you're off to vegas to be with sam champion. >> and host miss america.
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>> you won't be there this year. >> i have the easier job hosting. it's about the whole package. i think the miss america contestants. they're so smart. they're so charitable. it's really about scholarships. they're all beautiful. he has to find a full, well-rounded woman. >> much like yourself, miss brooke burke charvet. >> thank you very much. it's been quite a year. >> thanks for opening our eyes to thyroid cancer. we wish you the best. >> thank you so much. >> with that, we go to amy. it's been a year since paula deen revealed she has type 2 diabetes and was taking steps to improve her health. now, she's on the cover of "woman's day" 36 pounds lighter. she joins us to share her healthy, new lifestyle. miss paula, come on out. you look fantastic. give me a hug. you look beautiful and great. how are you feeling? >> good to see you. you know, i feel great. i really, really do. look good, feel good. >> thank you.
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>> you have tips for all of us. we can follow in your path. >> i have things that work for me. you don't have a thing to worry about. >> i'm working it off. >> doesn't brooke look beautiful? >> she follows the rules too. you have six rules, actually. >> yes. >> and the first one, you have to rethink portion control? >> you do. moderation, that makes the "m" word. i have preached it for years on my show. and i thought i was practicing it. but i wasn't because i was eating too bits when i wanted three. that was my moderation. so, it really is. and you know, when i discovered that when my doctor told me i had type 2 diabetes, i was devastated. >> you were shocked? >> yes. i was shocked because it was not in my family. and i lost my life. i didn't want my life to change. i loved everything that i cook.
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>> the good news is, this isn't self-deprivation. you don't have to deprive yourself. >> it is not. you have to narrow your portion down. and i have reconstructed the architecture of my plate. >> show us what you used to have for dinner. >> wrong one. there it is. >> fried chicken. mac and cheese. >> i would have one or the other of these. you see that fried chicken. it is out of this world, y'all. i did not want to live the rest of my life without fried chicken. so -- >> that looks good to me, too. >> look at that. the collared greens will really move you, sister. you know what i mean? >> i know what you mean. >> and a potato is good for you, as long as you don't load it with butter and sour cream. and then, the roasted chicken. >> beautiful. and you say no diet food. what does for your dessert. >> no diet food, y'all. i do not use diet mayonnaise.
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i don't use diet cream cheese nor sour cream. i would rather have the real stuff and just have a little bit of it. >> all right. >> instead of having a lot of diet food. >> you have fried desserts, too? >> yes. >> what's under here? >> oh. >> this, amy, is my son, bobby's, version of our gooey butter cake. our gooey butter cake is very fattening. and this is our gooey butter cake cake. >> we eat that slowly. and the calories won't add up. >> much less. >> thank you so much. we w
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>> now, from abc7 news. >> good morning, i am kristen sze. the santa cruz sheriff plans to expand the search today for a missing 23-year-old man. the parents of alexander fossgreen say he walked from their home on friday morning and never came back. a party combed the trails of the state park where he enjoys hiking. authorities say they have no solid information to suggest he went on a hike. the parents say he has been derespondent since a breakup with his fiance months ago. >> a couple of rough sports on the commuted. in san jose southbound 280, we have slow traffic. also, northbound, because of rubberneckers and north 85, an accident blocking lane number two. a new accident west 980 beyond 580. >> leigh glaser has the
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>> our meteorologist is here, leigh glaser. it is cold. we have dense fog in the north bay and east bay. 38 as you step out the door in santa rosa and 47 in san francisco and 43 in san jose. well warm up nicely in the 60's. it is a "spare the air" day so look for hazy sunshine and 53 for santa rosa and 359 in san francisco and 61 in antioch with colder temperatures on thursday and friday. >> the news continues right
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♪ ♪ i don't want to see you go watch you, girl ♪ ♪ ain't going to you're just breaking every heart ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah like a vegas girl ♪ that's conor maynard right there. he first shot to fame posting his songs online. now, a worldwide sensation. coming from the u.k. we're going to hear from him ahead. also coming up, ben affleck is joining us live to discuss his political thriller, amazing film, "argo." he's here with the cia agent it was based on. >> tony mendez.
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two days to go until the oscar nominations are revealed. they will be revealed here live. emma stone announcing them thursday morning. join us for the 86th academy nominations on "gma." >> such a big week. it's a big night tonight on abc. a major event involving time changes for two of our shows so important to the late night schedule. starting tonight, "nightline" is moving an hour later, to 12:35. and "jimmy kimmel live" is an hour earlier, at 11:35. you have three of the hottest stars on the planet. >> we're going to have the great stories. just an hour later. it's all starting tonight with a look at a shocking cocktail of a movie. quentin tarantino's "jengo unchained." i sat down with the only
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interview with the controversial director and two of his stars, leonardo dicaprio and jamie foxx. one critic said, there's something for everyone to hate in this movie. >> you don't do a movie like this with quentin tarantino and not expect that. a black person i was talking to said, does the "n" word bother me? it's supposed to. >> i don't think anyone is saying it is used more excessively than used in 1858 in mississippi. if that's not the case, they can shut up. >> what's your name? >> django. >> you're exactly the one i'm looking for. >> reporter: foxx plays a freed slave on a mission to free his wife. in tarantino's hands, the material is explosive, loaded with violence. >> this was one of the most narcissistic, self-indulgent, racist, most despicable
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characters i ever read in my life. >> reporter: dicaprio plays candy. plantation owner and vicious racist, who uses the "n" word constantly. >> i have to say, the first day on set was incredibly difficult for me. when jamie was there. >> come on. >> reporter: let him. >> all right. i watched it. i watched. and he goes -- he says the word. and goes, buddy. i said, what's the deal? he said, it's tough. i said, you're human. you're supposed to be tough. you're not supposed to feel like that's normal in 2012. 2013. >> so far, the controversy's only fueled ticket sales. "django unchained" has passed the $100 million mark. it's the highest grossest film for tarantino to date.
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you can see my interview tonight toll following jimmy kimmel. >> and of course, jimmy kimmel has been hard at work, getting ready for his new time slot, an hour earlier. abc's nick watt went behind the scenes for a look at the big countdown. >> from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live." >> reporter: jimmy kimmel is moving to 11:35. and in late-night tv, that's seismic. >> people tend to go to sleep at midnight. for some reason, that's a magic number. and symbolically, that means a lot because that's when steve allen was on. that's when jack paar was on. that's when johnny carson was on. look at you. you're a real film director now. >> reporter: kimmel's been doing this ten years. he's now ready. >> there were times when i hoped the show would be canceled, you know? >> reporter: why? >> because it's brutal. it's a lot easier now than it was. the celebrities know who i am. that's a big part of it. there's times when i'd sit there
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and interview a guest and have a difficult time getting their attention. >> reporter: now, nearly everyone knows who he is. >> kids are really all i have left. they don't know who i am. they don't know where i'm coming from or where i'm getting at. so, i like to talk to them. what is the difference between a boy and a girl? >> reporter: we just watched you spend a whole day trying to make children say bathroom words. this is a job? >> this is what i do for a living. it's ridiculous, i know. >> reporter: i think you should drop the bit when you disappoint children. >> you do? you don't like that? what happened to you as a child that strikes a nerve? is there something you want to talk to me about? >> reporter: i'm interviewing you. he's not afraid of the uncomfortable questions. any other tips for late-night success in. >> if somebody is bad, they're not funny, if they're droning on, i take it upon myself to liven the interview up. and i'll just start interviewing myself. >> reporter: any other tips you can give us? >> let's see. be self-centered. that's number one. having a belief in yourself that
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i think i got from the radio. when you're on the radio, there's no response whatsoever. you just go on and assume you're doing great. >> reporter: who are the guests in the new time slot? >> jennifer aniston and no doubt, the first night. ryan gosling, mindy tailing, two of the kardashians. >> reporter: ideal guest. >> steve martin is somebody i love. never been on the show. bill murray is somebody i love that's never been on the show. i guess i'm glad that there are still as many people as we've had on the show in ten years, there's a lot of people i still would like to talk to. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> looking so forward to that. and it all starts tonight. "jimmy kimmel live" an hour earlier. 11:35. and "nightline" right after that. you got it? ginger zee, you got it? >> i think we can do it. it's not too bad. we don't have the scarves on. the high temperature in new york city will be 48. we have to stay good morning to ben.
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who loves ben? this whole group. you're well-loved out here. let's get to the forecast. it's going to be mild in the east. but rain and severe storms in parts of texas. we're talking big rain. four to six inches in the yellow area you're seeing there. austin, just outside of it. good to get rain in texas. and the january thaw continues. 70 in new orleans today. 51 dallas. 58 memphis. put away the hot chocolate and get chillier types of drinks. atlanta, 53. dallas, 51. >> this weather report, brought to you by walgreens. and now, to our newsmaker series and partnership with yahoo! and
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edward jones, "nightline" anchor, terry moran, spoke with the hugely popular khan academy online. he asked for his impressions of bill gates. >> i think what's been amazing to me, i always suspected looking at it from afar, he's an icon, is how much he deeply cares about education. and really understands the issues. people have their own views. but like my conversations, he thinks teachers are it. teachers, he's like, this technology is nice. we can help. the tools are nice. the data's nice. but at the end of the day, it's about having a great teacher. that's what's moving the dial. and that's what he cares about.
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one of my favorite movies of the year is "argo" up for five golden globes this sunday, including best director for ben affleck. it's a true story based on cia agent tony mendez, who hatched a plot to free six americans during the iran hostage crisis,
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by having them pretend their a film crew. >> what was the last movie you produced? >> "high and dry." >> who paid for that? what's your middle name? >> leon. >> shoot him. he's an american spy. look, they're going to try to break you. trying to get you agitated. you have to know your resume back-to-front. >> you believe your story is going to make a difference when there's a gun to our heads? >> i think my story's the only thing between you and a gun to your head. >> we're lucky to have the first live interview with tony mendez and ben affleck. thanks to you both. >> thanks for having us. it's very exciting. >> so, how did he do? >> he was okay. he's not good-looking enough. >> yeah. you know, i'm glad you brought that up because i did my research. and i read that he was actually not your first choice to play tony mendez. >> well, the women are a little bit sorry that george is not sitting here today. >> george clooney?
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>> yeah. >> tony was telling me this first. maybe george. maybe brad. i don't know. >> will smith. that would have been good? >> yeah. move the venue to manhattan. >> maybe your third choice. but how great, to get this real slice of history. >> like this is the first time you've seen us together. >> and i guess it's going to be the last. but i know you all work so well together. and, tony, for you, one of the most moving scenes in the film for me was when you received one of the highest decorations in the cia. and it becomes so clear that you're going to have to keep it secret. no one's going to know. >> for 30 years. >> and 30 years later, the whole world knows. how does that feel? >> it's a terrible thing. our job is to keep the secrets, not give them away. >> but not to give them away. but with time, i think one of the things the film does, ben, is to give some perspective on the work the cia did.
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and one of the things that tony gives you credit for, is really being true to the details of so much of the actual date-to-day work of the cia operatives. >> aside from not being will smith, i think tony has credited us with trying to really be fest dids you. the way the families and kids they don't get to see. the foreign service, which we saw in its most tragic and dramatic form in benghazi. and the way that what these people do in silence, and without accolades or any of the things -- i got my 3-year-old. she walks on to the soccer field. she gets a participation trophy. and these guys are risking their lives. and no one's hearing about it. that's what i wanted to honor with this movie. >> what did you want people most to know about that story in particular? >> well, i think it would be
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nice if we weren't portrayed as deranged assassins. you know? so, the fact is, we're human beings. and we have families. and we go out and do a job every day like most people. and we prevail. >> you prevail. and i love the story of when you're shooting the film, you made a cameo appearance in the film. but he doesn't come alone. he brings his whole family. >> yeah. tony was like, can i be in the movie? what do you want to be in the movie. in the airport. great. maybe my wife should be with me. definitely. what about the kids? okay. he's like, what about my cousin and my aunt? finally, it's like the mendez tour group that goes through the screen. >> mendez bus up here, please. >> not only you get to be in the movie, but your entire family does. and you get the recognition that you deserve, after so long. and, ben, it's got to be gratifying to you, as well. this is a serious, adult movie
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that people went and saw. >> yeah. i mean, for one thing, the conventional wisdom, people don't see enough dramas. people don't see movies about the middle east. people don't see movies with complicated themes. it was really encouraging to have people see the movie. and a movie that deals with things like, this is the inception of our relationship with iran that continues to be thorny. and probably the foremost policy issue for america. and tells a human story about a guy from the cia. and one where nobody comes out and uses a gun. it's not an assassin/ninja movie. it's about solving the problems with diplomacy. >> keep your mouth shut. >> and that is the last word. >> there you go. >> thanks very much. "argo" is being re-released in theaters across the country this friday. and we're going to be right back with pop sensation,
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here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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we're very happy to alu a new pop sensation to our studio. he has more than 100 million views online, and his first album "contrast" debuted at number one in the u.k. it's now out in the u.s. today. conor is here to sing. let's meet 19-year-old conor. the amazing thing is, this started for you on youtube. and now, neyo is your mentor. tell us how it happened. >> i started online. and neyo's manager contacted me online. i'm not going to lie, i was scared to come to america and meet him. is this real? >> it was real. >> it was really happening. and it started this massive buzz in the u.k. who is this kid that neyo is trying to sign? >> you have your devoted u.s. fans. let's hear the reason why. here he is performing the hot, new single, "turn around" from
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his debut album, "contrast." conor maynard, take it away. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ turn around open your eyes ♪ ♪ look at me now turn around ♪ ♪ girl, i've got you we won't fall down, oh ♪ ♪ we can see forever from up here, yeah ♪ ♪ so long as we're together have no fear, no fear ♪ >> here we go. ♪ so, turn around we're floating ♪ ♪ so high you're above the ground ♪ ♪ floating so high turn around ♪ ♪ together, nothing can stop us now ♪ ♪ listen, baby, turn around
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we're floating ♪ ♪ so high you're above the ground ♪ ♪ floating so high turn around ♪ ♪ together, nothing can stop us now ♪ ♪ turn around, turn around turn around ♪ ♪ outta space we can go there now, yeah ♪ ♪ turn around there's no limit ♪ ♪ to what we found ooh, yeah ♪ ♪ music, oh i wanna feel it all, yeah ♪ ♪ we'll stay up 'cause there's no way for us ♪ ♪ to fall to fall ♪ ♪ so, turn around we're floating ♪ ♪ so high you're above the ground ♪ ♪ floating so high turn around ♪
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♪ together, nothing can stop us now ♪ ♪ listen, baby, turn around floating ♪ ♪ so high you're above the ground ♪ ♪ floating so high turn around ♪ ♪ together, nothing can stop us now ♪ ♪ turn around, turn around turn around ♪ ♪ ooh, baby we're so high now, oh ♪ ♪ till our worries end our pain right now ♪ ♪ oh, oh our home is the sky now ♪ ♪ and we're never coming down down, down ♪ ♪ so, turn around we're floating ♪ ♪ so high you're above the ground ♪ ♪ floating so high
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turn around ♪ ♪ together, nothing can stop us now ♪ ♪ listen, baby, turn around we're floating ♪ ♪ so high you're above the ground ♪ ♪ floating so high turn around ♪ ♪ together, nothing can stop us now ♪ ♪ turn around, turn around
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[ cheers and applause ] our thanks to conor maynard. best of luck on the u.s. tour. tomorrow, josh brolin is going to be here live. >> we're jumpstarting your january, with secrets of the supermodels, revealing hidely klum's routine. >> and "gma live!" just moments away. and
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>> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am kristen sze. the san francisco man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire is in custody. authorities arrested 22-year-old dexter oliver last night at an oakland hotel. he and starr lamare got into an >>arthur: a bayview laundromat on sunday and she is in the hospital with severe burns. it is "spare the air" day and we have details from leigh glaser. >> it is. we still are dealing with very dense fog toward the delta, and east bay and the north bay, by midday the fog will lift with hazy sunshine and warmer today, and santa rosa 63, and 59 for san francisco and 62 for san jose. >> still a grained in san jose, southbound 280 with an over overturned big rig. and northbound 680, an accident blocking the right lane. >> please join us
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announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, star of the new film "zero dark thirty," jessica chasta and and from the series kt cougar town" busy phillips. plus, tips on saving and making money in 2013. as we continue our kick start the new year week. all next on the emmy-award winning "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪


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