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ends monday. visit sleepnumber.com for a store near you. good morning, america. this morning, ice danger. a cold snap turns roads into skating rinks. massive pileups on the highway. >> we got hit in the back and the front. that's my truck. >> blinding snowstorms making driving treacherous and a temporary quick thaw causing this ice jam. the new plunging temperatures on the way. breaking overnight, highway hostages. the horrifying ride. passengers on this greyhound bus held at gunpoint. >> male hispanic, short, black hat making threats that he's gonna kill everybody on the bus. >> the high-speed chase across state lines and how it finally ended. passengers telling their terrifying stories this morning. >> comment, questions. president trump asked about what he said in that oval office meeting. >> mr. president, did you refer african nations as [ bleep ] nations? >> mr. president, are you a
racist? >> republicans and democrats weighing in on the matter despite the denial. >> he said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly. >> the fallout this morning. and mega winner, the young man claiming the giant jackpot, $451 million and he's only 20 years old. what he is saying about his rich future. hey, good morning and happy saturday. millions of you waking up to weather that is changing by the minute right now. >> yeah, a major storm that carved a path of destruction across the country is moving out as we come on the air. behind it a rush of cold air so if you're feeling warm air right now, you're most likely in for a rude awakening. >> as this storm moved through the midwest and northeast, it brought with it a treacherous cocktail of heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet all of which combined to cause highway accidents and closures. >> the northeast dealing with
major flooding. this morning we want you to look at this video out of jefferson county, new york. chunks of ice just washing up on the road. >> not what you want to see. and as we mentioned, after the floods, the deep freeze. look at this map of the frigid temperatures about to set in and rob is tracking it all. rob, good morning. >> good morning, guys. be careful what you wish for. big warm-up this week that obviously is causing its own set of problems. this storm, you see the cold air where the rain and sleet is turning over to snow. that's where the frigid arctic air is and this storm coming a week after the big blizzard but going coast to coast and really an entirely different beast. another massive winter storm slamming the east dumping snow, sleet and rain creating dangerous conditions from the tennessee valley through new england. outside nashville yesterday a massive pileup involving dozens of semi trucks and cars shutting down the westbound lane of i-40 and nearly killing walter kohler and his wife. >> my wife screamed that
somebody hit us in the back and push you had us to the side and another semi that couldn't stop and a head-on collision and smashed us from the front so got hit from the back and the front. >> reporter: overnight in ohio state and kentucky, heavy creating whiteout conditions on the roads there causing multiple accidents. and near pittsburgh, rising temperatures, melting snow and relentless rain causing flooding and overtaking roadways. >> the conditions are only worsening. >> reporter: this time-lapsed video in upstate new york showing what an ice jam can do rising the river quickly before the ice flows downstream. dangerous conditions continue after the storm as a blast of arctic air sends temperatures plummeting over 30 degrees. a winter storm now in parts of pittsburgh as this 12-hour loop shows you where the moisture is going. the heavy rain across boston is going to move out quickly as will most of this winter precip but it's the temperatures that will be shocking. 60 is what it feels like 24 boston. just down the road in binghamton feels like 5 below zero. you get an idea of the temperature gradient. when it comes in, it will be a shock to the system. windchills today will be in the
single numbers across much of the area and then going in tomorrow morning talking about temperatures and windchills much like they were just a week ago. so, winter, guys, is back. dan and paula. >> that warm front lasted five minutes, but i did enjoy it, rob. thank you. >> it is january. >> it is. now to the breaking story overnight.nge terrifyi moments a greyhound bus when a man pulled out a gun. >> yeah, that led to a high-speed chase across state lines. this morning we're hearing from some of the 50 people who were on board. abc's stephanie ramos is in washington on the story. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: dan and paula, good morning. passengers on that bus said they were absolutely terrified and they didn't know what to do when this guy started saying he was going to kill them, and they were even more confused when the driver of the bus didn't stop even after rolling over spike strips. >> a male hispanic has a gun in his hand on a greyhound bus. >> reporter: overnight, a horrifying ride for dozens of passengers on a greyhound bus. >> a male hispanic, short black hair making threats that he's going to kill everybody on the
greyhound bus. he has a .32 in his hand. >> reporter: police receiving reports of an armed man threatening to kill other passengers as the bus traveled from milwaukee to chicago around 10:00 friday night. police from both states joining the high-speed pursuit shutting down the highway in both directions as they closed in on the bus. >> tires are starting to shed. >> reporter: the bus finally coming to a stop 45 miles in the trip in wadsworth, illinois. all 50 passengers escorted off the bus safely. >> he said he was going to kill us, that he was going to put a bullet in our head. >> reporter: the suspect was taken into custody, dozens of police cars blocking traffic as police investigate. this morning, state police tell abc news thankfully no one was hurt. >> everybody was okay. i mean, because you don't know what to do in those kind of situations so you just do the best you can. >> reporter: so scary. that man was arrested and the passengers are just thankful that it all ended the way it did. paula, dan. >> stephanie, thank you. politics now and the
president is waking up this morning at mar-a-lago where he will spend this long mlk day weekend and, once again, he is dealing with a racially charged controversy. >> republicans and democrats are weighing in on reports that the president used profane and disparaging language while describing countries that send us immigrants including many countries in africa and haiti. abc's david wright is on the story for us from west palm beach for us. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, paula and dan. president trump is on the defensive over those vulgar comments he's allegedly made behind closed doors at a white house meeting on immigration reform. the president has offered a vague denial but others who were there in the room insist that he did say it and to say this is causing an uproar would be an understatement. >> today we gather in the white house to honor the memory of a great american hero, the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. >> reporter: right after signing a proclamation celebrating
dr. martin luther king jr.'s legacy, president trump faced a barrage of questions. >> mr. president, did you refer to african nations as [ bleep ] nations? >> mr. president, are you a racist? mr. president, are you a racist? >> reporter: trump ignored them. the president denies uttering the derogatory language attributed to him in connection to haiti but not in connection with countries in africa. >> he said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly. >> reporter: senator dick durbin was the only democrat in that oval office meeting on immigration. >> he said put me down for wanting more europeans to come to this country. why don't we get more people from norway? that was exactly what the president said. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham was there too. >> the president was very gracious. >> reporter: initially graham kept private about what trump allegedly said behind closed doors but now admits he spoke up. the president and all those attending the meeting know what i said and how i feel, he said. >> for him to confront the president as he did literally
sitting next to him took extraordinary political courage and i respect him for it. >> reporter: during the campaign trump spoke in more flattering terms about haiti. >> the haitian people deserve better. together we will build a relationship based on mutual respect. >> reporter: but he prides himself on tough talk on issues like immigration famously saying this about mexico. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists and some i assume are good people. >> reporter: some republicans are willing to give trump the benefit of the doubt. >> i think he has an unconventional way of communicating and he's a diamond with a number of rough edges. >> reporter: now the president invokes dr. king's dream as a vision he shares. he tweeted, great opportunity missed. too bad. this is obviously a delicate issue. the language attributed to the president has ruffled feathers
not only in this country but around the world, especially in those countries that he seems to take a dim view of. ambassadors are being called in and dressed down and the african union is calling for an apology to africans and to people of african descent around the world. paula and dan. >> yeah, definitely put us in an uncomfortable position. david, before leaving for florida the president had his first physical since taking office. what can you tell us about the results as well as the physician who examined him? >> reporter: well, the physician is not that colorful park avenue gastroenterologist who said during the campaign that he would be the healthiest president ever. this is a rear admiral at walter reed hospital. he was actually president obama's physician too. the top line result is that the physical went extremely well and that the president is in exceptional health and we can expect more details on tuesday. >> david, thank you. david wright reporting from florida. let's bring in abc news political analyst matthew dowd. matthew, good morning. >> good morning.
>> so we've heard from lindsey graham and we heard in david wright's piece that lindsay was in the room. paul ryan, the speaker of the house, has also weighed in calling the president's comments, quote, unhelpful. what do you think overall about the way republicans are handling this? >> well, paul ryan referring to what many are interpreting as racist remarks as unhelpful or as unfortunate is like we talk about a hangnail or me forgetting a hat on a sunny day. i think if the gop leaders in washington were a pasta and you were cooking them, they would not be al dente. they are as far as from firm on this on the president as possible, and i'm amazed at the gravitational pull of planet trump, how all these gop leaders have lost their principles after they've gotten pulled into that planet. >> and it really seemed that democrats and republicans were making a lot of progress on immigration and daca, which expires in march.
how big of a setback is this? >> i think it's huge. you know, i've described before i think the president is a bit like wile e. coyote. every time he thinks he's going to have great success, he blows himself up in the middle of this. as you recall, the best of the presidency of last year is when he made that deal on the debt ceiling with nancy pelosi and chuck schumer and he was headed towards another deal on this on immigration, which the last two presidents hadn't been able to do but the president seems to have thrown that off course by just mere of his facts of a meeting and the comments he made at the oval office. >> just go back to those comments for a second. i'm not sure they will move the needle in terms of his base of support in america. but how does all of this affect us overseas? do you think there are global -- serious global repercussions? >> i think there was already questions about the president's leadership around the world as we saw last year, the president, this president, president trump's confidence that
international leaders had in this president had dropped dramatically from what it was with president obama. and what this does is again reduces our ability to have moral authority in the world on many issues, human rights and keep in mind, dan and paula, that there are almost 6,000 troops in africa that we depend on and are in conjunction with those countries to fight terrorism. that's put in jeopardy. >> all right. our wile e. coyote and pasta aficionado this morning. >> you never know where we'll go with matthew dowd. >> all right. thanks, matt. we appreciate it. >> sounds awesome. bye. we do want to turn now to the flu which is considered an epidemic now. every state except hawaii is reporting widespread illness and the new numbers from the cdc are out this morning. >> those numbers include seven pediatric deaths reported this week, reported this week, and that brings the total to 20, and the hospitalization rate for children under 5 doubling. our chief medical correspondent jen ashton is here with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, you guys. >> good morning, jen. so we're at peak season. >> right. >> what else are we learning about this cdc report?
>> the cdc put out their weekly report yesterday as they always do on fridays, and in the last week they've reported that we are now at epidemic level. that we expected because the numbers are going up. this is the worst flu season since 2014/2015, and the cdc has said this is really the first time that on some measure, some parameters, the whole country is really seeing similar levels of activity. the good news is that we may be at or close to peak. we will know that probably in a couple of weeks but, again, we've heard some tragic deaths reported this week. most occurring in people in the vulnerable age group over 65 but to make no mistake, be very clear, this flu is taking the lives of young previously healthy people as it always does and it's tragic. >> it's no joke, but there's a lot of misinformation about the vaccine. some people may hear the vaccine is not super effective this year and say, well, i don't need to get it. what do you say to them? >> dan, it's part of what i call the flu having a pr problem because people either think the flu is just a bad cold or they
hear correctly that the vaccine is not that effective so why should i bother? both of those things are untrue. we do have some data that suggests that if someone gets the flu -- gets the vaccine rather earlier in the season and then later gets influenza, they will have lessened severity, reduced risk of pneumonia, other complications and deaths, especially in the pediatric age group, so i want to be very clear, if you have not been vaccinated, there is still vaccine. it is important to get vaccinated. even a vaccine effectiveness of 30% is better than 0%. >> and real quick there's that theory that when you get the flu vaccine you're actually getting live cultures of the flu. >> there is no live virus in the vaccine, so that is impossible. >> all right. dr. jen, thank you. >> appreciate it. we're going to turn now to the devastating mudslides in california. the death toll growing now to 18. the victims as young as 3 years old. >> so devastating. this morning rescuers are searching for survivors through mud covered neighborhoods and abc's marci gonzalez joins us from montecito with more on their efforts. good morning to you, marci.
>> reporter: dan, paula, good morning. there is still so much mud, so much water out there that it's hard to picture that this is a major freeway. you can see crews out here working 24 hours a day on alert that more victims might still be found here. with several people still missing this morning, crews are out relentlessly searching. >> trying to peel away some of the layers to get into some of the voids. >> reporter: saying while time is running out to find survivors, they are not giving up hope just yet. >> we continue to operate in a rescue mode. we have completed the primary searches. >> reporter: more than 1,200 first responders navigating dangers in the debris. >> yeah, mike, how far down the wash are you? >> reporter: severed gas lines and swimming pools completely concealed by layers of quicksand-like mud. >> this is the worst thing i've ever seen. >> reporter: officials say every home in montecito has now been searched. in one friday they found joseph
bleckel, the 18th victim of this week's mudslides. >> it's hurting all of us. it's very heartbreaking. >> reporter: among the victims friends of amil garcia. >> you see down there is my car. >> reporter: who says his own life was narrowly spared as he drove on the 101 freeway tuesday morning. >> it was a wall of mud and debris coming down. so i step on the brakes and next thing i know, i get hit on the right side. a tree or a tree trunk pinned me down. >> reporter: garcia crawling out of the window of his suv wading through waist high mud to safety. >> we just consider ourselves lucky that we were able to escape and get out of it alive. >> reporter: so lucky. you can see his range rover still submerged there, and with so much left to clean up and the ongoing search for the missing, we're told this interstate will remain closed indefinitely. dan and paula. >> such devastation out there. our hearts go out to all those still missing. thank you very much, marci. and we want to move things along and send things over to rob marciano.
and that storm, whatever created those mudslides in california is moving across the country and hitting the east coast. >> not every california storm makes it over the rockies and to the east coast. that tells you how powerful it was and has evolved obviously, but scenes like this across parts of the northeast, ice floes and ice jams, this one in meadville, pennsylvania, between erie and pittsburgh, sometimes these get jammed up and the rivers rise quickly and create flooding problems, but that is a surreal sight. if you're a skier, we haven't had much snow across the rockies. breckenridge enjoying fresh powder yesterday and got out there and ripped it up. we got another storm system coming to the pacific northwest here. a couple will miss up in british columbia and alaska. but a third one that comes in monday morning will bring rain along the coast, a little bit of wind and high elevation snows and will get maybe down into lake tahoe and a couple other systems i'm seeing towards the end of next week that may very well bring some more snow there
good morning. i'm abc 7 meteorologist frances dinglasan. we're dealing with areas of fog, dense in some spots. temps in the 30s and 40s. by this afternoon, plenty of sunshine with a few thin, high clouds. we're going to hit the mid-60s in some inland areas and around the bay. look for a very pleasant evening tonight. no one could ever fill his shoes, but i'm happy to fill his seat. ron off for the weekend and i get to actually sit down. thanks, buddy. >> we usually make you stand. why do we do that to you? >> i need the exercise. >> you do, okay. >> burns more calorie when you're standing. >> keeps me awake. >> they say sitting in the new smoking. >> that's right. that's what my mom says. >> so we're basically smoking? >> something like that. i probably shouldn't have said that. >> sitting is the new smoking. ron is as rob noted off this weekend. we do have some headlines we want to tell you about this
morning, and we're going to start with some breaking news out of tennessee where police have captured the suspect wanted for shooting a police officer after i massive more than 24-hour manhunt. knoxville police say 31-year-old ronnie wilson was found with a woman in an abandoned home on thursday. wilson shot at the police officer trying to stop him for speeding. officer jay williams was hit but he survived. authorities say wilson is a known member of the white supremacist gang aryan nation. and a federal judge unsealed hundreds of pages of court documents in the case against las vegas shooter stephen paddock. it shows that he exchanged e-mails about exchanging rifles and bump stocks and was meticulously covering his tracks but the documents don't provide any insight into a motive. paddock killed 58 people, injured hundreds more befo o morning. th is accused of making a hoax call that led to a fating police shooting in wichita, kansas, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. police say 25-year-old tyler barriss has a history of making these fake calls.
sometimes known as swatting. 28-year-old andrew finch was shot dead by police responding to a call that there was a shooting and kidnapping at his home. the headlines this morning, we do, little bit more chip story talk about. >> much more chipper. >> this is the positive story of this block. what's the one thing better than winning mega millions? being just 20 years old and winning mega millions. shane missler is the sole winner of a $451 million jackpot that was purchased at a florida 7-eleven. oh, thank heaven. he took a single payout which is worth $282 million after taxes. so if you're wondering what a 20-year-old is going to do with that kind of cash, though we've all been 20 or, you know, most of us, well, all of us here, here's a statement released from missler's attorney who says that he is now retired from his job which -- >> retired. >> retired, yeah. >> it also says missler looks forward to taking care of his family. his neighbor echoing that sentiment. >> take care of your parents.
take care of your sister. do what's right with the money, invest. >> and save, save, save, save. missler saying in a statement my journey has only just begun. i went on his instagram and his twitter feed because a lot of times we don't know who these people are but he's been vocal about it saying, thank you so much. i'm extremely grateful about it. #grateful. #garyv. he's a very famous motivational and entrepreneurial speaker. he's saying young entrepreneur in the making. so we already know that shane wants to start a business. >> he wants to do good for humanity and take care of his family. i hope my boys turn out to be like that, not just winning the money but like wanting to give back. >> i just want my son to win the money. >> yeah. >> take the lump sum. >> thank you very much, adrienne. >> you're welcome. >> appreciate it. coming up on "gma," big break in the case of a college student who was found dead in a park. we're going to tell you about the details on an arrest. president obama making his first talk show appearance since leaving office. what he told david letterman about how he keeps busy these days.
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good morning, everyone. i'm chris nguyen. the mavericks' big wave surf contest could return next week. the world surfing league announced the conditions are looking good for tuesday. an official announcement is expected later today. organizers originally considered monday, but believe conditions will be too rough. 30 of the world's elite surfers
are standing by for the official word, including, for the first time ever, six women. the mavericks challenge was cancelled last year when the former organizers went bankrupt. turning to the forecast with meteorologist frances dinglasan. >> hi, chris. temps will be in the 60s for most everyone this afternoon. it's going to be mild and comfortable. tomorrow, even a little bit warmer. get ready for a wet week starting on monday. more rain tuesday with a chance of rain wednesday and then heavier thursday, chris. >> france
hey, welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, the growing outrage over president trump's alleged profane comments about countries that send us immigrants including haiti and many countries in africa. republicans and democrats weighing in this morning. some now questioning whether these comments could possibly derail a compromise on america's immigration laws. also right now work requirement. kentucky has become the first state in the country where some medicaid recipients will have to work in order to keep their health care benefits, that work entailing 80 hours per month of community engagement that could involve going back to school or community service. the move could also cause tens of thousands to lose their health coverage. nearly 1.5 kentuckians rely on federally funded health care. and 100% contained. the largest wildfire on record in california is finally under control. the thomas fire that burned for
more than a month and scorched 440,000 square miles in ventura and santa barbara counties and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings and killing two people, the thomas fire is contained this morning. >> i spent some time in northern california this week. you can see still the scars from the fires in the last couple months. >> a long way to go. coming up this half hour, barack obama in a rare post-presidential interview with david letterman. what obama is saying about the challenges of adjusting to civilian life. but we'll start here with an arrest in the case of a missing college student whose body was found in a park in california this week. >> authorities announcing they have a suspect in the death of 19-year-old blaze bernstein, and abc's eva pilgrim joins us with all the details. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning. blaze bernstein was home for winter break getting ready to go back to college when he disappeared. the search for the missing teen turned into a homicide investigation this week when investigators found his body after a grueling several days for his family. this morning, some answers and an arrest. a former high school classmate of a missing ivy league student
is waking up behind bars. authorities in orange county, california, arresting samuel woodward on suspicion of homicide in the death of blaze bernstein. >> based on the condition of the body at the scene, the investigation evolved from a missing person case to a homicide investigation. >> reporter: bernstein's family reported him missing january 3rd after he missed a dentist appointment and wasn't answering calls. blaze was last seen leaving his parents' house the night before with a friend. investigators say that friend was 20-year-old samuel woodward. >> our investigators believe woodward picked up blaze at his residence in foot hill ranch the evening of january 2nd and that they drove to multiple locations in foot hill ranch before arriving at borrego park. >> reporter: the sheriff's department saying woodward told them blaze walked into the park and never returned. his body was found four days ago, six days after leaving his parents' house. authorities are waiting on
autopsy results to release a cause of death. they also haven't given a motive for the murder. >> what we do know is they did go to the same high school. the manner in which their friendship/relationship was at that time, we don't know. >> reporter: 19-year-old bernstein was just days away from returning to school at the university of pennsylvania. the sophomore was premed. >> blaze was a brilliant, colorful and charismatic man who shined light on all of the lives of the people and communities that he touched. >> reporter: blaze's mother tweeting, revenge is empty. it will never bring back my son. my only hopes are that he will never have the opportunity to hurt anyone else again. so right now sam woodward is behind bars on suspicion of homicide. the district attorney saying they hope to bring charges against woodward tuesday and have his arraignment on wednesday. >> eva, thank you. so sad for the family. really appreciate it. let's get it over to rob for another look at the weather. hey, rob. >> hi, dan. we are back to the deeper hues of blue and purple. on the weather map that means cold air. look at some of these temperature drops in the last 24 hours.
on average 30 degrees but in erie, a 44-degree temperature drop. jackson, 42. in atlanta over 30-degree temperature drop with this cold front coming through. boston, you're about to feel that swing in temperatures and then it's going to be a slap in the face. not only with the cold but the windchills as well and any moisture, any slush, any puddles on the roadways will flash freeze. so we're going to see some slick spots and tomorrow morning will be really tough. we do have a new disturbance that's kind of rolling across the plains here in the next 36 hours. not a real strong one but may bring some snow to minneapolis, chicago, which both have seen relatively little snow this year. even more across tennessee and kentucky than spots in minneapolis have seen. this thing will roll across the great lakes during the day on monday and tuesday night and eventually get towards the northeast. may bring significant snow to the mid-atlantic and northeast potentially. we're watching that carefully but there you go, chicago, a little bit more snow. good saturday morning, i'm abc 7 meteorologist frances dinglasan. plenty of sunshine this
afternoon with mild temperatures in the 60s. san francisco, 61. oakland, 62. san jose, 64. tough to get back into the seat. although i'm not using an tough to get back into the seat. although i'm not using an excuse. i'll take a seat neck week. this weather report is brought to you by wayfair. >> we'll set up a kids' table for you. >> i'm used to the kids' table. been at it all year. >> we like to have a big kids' table. >> i'll behave. >> we do miss ron though. we do want to take a moment speaking of abc news folks to congratulate a familiar face right here on weekend "gma." abc news chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> we love martha. she was honored at variety's salute to service presented by national geographic for her extensive work and continued support of our troops and our veterans. abc's bob woodruff was also there as a presenter and want to say congratulations. two of the finest that abc has. >> yeah, i was going to say two of the smartest, coolest, most accomplished people we have. >> yes, and they give back to the community. >> yeah. they do a lot. the bob woodruff foundation does
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you're looking at barack obama's first talk show appearance since leaving office. >> he looks so comfortable, doesn't he? the former president appearing as david letterman's inaugural guest on his netflix show and having a wide-ranging conversation. abc's erielle reshef has all the details for us this morning. hi, erielle. >> reporter: hey, paula and dan. president obama was known for making his commanding speeches but since leaving office he's kept relatively quiet and out of the spotlight. now he's opening up to david letterman on his new show, "my next guest needs no introduction." that much anticipated return of the former king of late night making history. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my next guest, the 44th president of the united states of america, barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the inaugural episode of david letterman's new
netflix series marking the first tv interview for former president barack obama since leaving office. >> you and i recently left long-term jobs. >> we did. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now a civilian of almost a year, obama dishing on life outside the oval office. >> i did not miss the trappings of the office. i sort of enjoyed puttering around the house trying to figure out how does the coffeemaker work. fighting with michelle for closet space. >> reporter: pulling back the curtain on a major dad moment sending his eldest malia off to college. >> malia who is very thoughtful says, hey, dad, you know, i've got this lamp in this box and put the desk lamp together. you know, i said, sure, and i'm sitting there, meanwhile, michelle has finished scrubbing and she's organizing closets and all this, and i was just pretty pathetic. when we drove away, the secret service is in the front and
they're just looking ahead. they're pretending that they can't hear me in the back, you know, sniveling, but the ritual of it was powerful. >> reporter: plenty of moments of levity. >> how did you spend your time right after your last show? >> now, here's how this is going to work. i'm going to ask you stuff. [ laughter ] >> no, this is -- >> and you respond to stuff. >> people are interested in this. it's a whole new ballgame now, man. >> reporter: obama touching on the current political climate. >> one of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don't share a common baseline of facts. >> reporter: and the legacy he hopes to leave. >> even as i was approaching the end of my term, i had to ask myself, what will be most impactful? what will be most useful? what i realized is that the thing that i could probably do
uniquely is work to train the next generation of leaders to bring about change. >> reporter: now, missing from former president obama's hour-long interview was any mention of president trump by name. what he did say, though, is his wife michelle obama has no interest in running for president. >> we'll see if that changes at some point. >> we will see. we've heard that before. >> i love that he turned the tables on david letterman and started asking him questions. >> david is so good. he's one of the best interviewers of all time. that forum will work well. >> good first guest. >> exactly. >> where do you go from there? >> all right. thank you very much. appreciate it. coming up on "gma," how to be a more mindful parent. the benefits for you and your kids coming up in our "weekend download." >> does that mean you have to pay attention to them? >> does that mean you have to pay attention to them? pay attention to them?
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♪ time for "the weekend down load." the challenges of parenting. like the peace corps as they used to say about the peace corps, the toughest job you'll ever love. joining us now author deborah kopeka, author of the new book "the abcs of parenthood". you're all about mindful parenting. in your view what does that mean? >> mindful parenting is about meeting your child where they are. we broke it down into an alphabet. if you are to take away 25 of the 26 letters and just left with "a." "a" is for acceptance. acceptance is really all that it is. it's about accepting your child who they are, not the child you wanted them to be so, for example, let's say you imagined weekends doing little league and your child has no abilities in sports whatsoever. it's about finding out who that
child is and really honing in on their special gifts. >> sounds easier said than done. >> it is much easier said than done but what it means mindful means paying attention. one of the letters is "j" is for jazz. and we say that parenting is like jazz. you know, if you have sheet music for beethoven's ninth. beethoven's ninth is always going to be beethoven's ninth. parenting is about learning to react to the other players just like jazz is. you have to take your child at each moment in his life and her life and react to that moment and to that place that they are. >> my parenting is awfully like heavy metal. thank you very much. another piece of mindful advice you give to parents is put the phone down which is super useful. thank you very much. deborah kopeka, author of "the abcs of parenthood." and we'll be right back with "pop news." h kopeka, author of "the abcs of parenthood." and we'll be right back with "pop news." h "pop news."
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brought to you by pfizer. all right, it's "pop news." adrienne, what's popping? >> okay, i talked to you about this, dan. to me the best song on the new taylor swift album is this song giving fans a lot to talk about in this brand-new music video which you saw exclusively on "good morning america." yeah, this is off her "reputation" album living high life in the video for a big reputation strutting across the world first partying in miami with rapper future then heading off to tokyo to meet with ed sheeran in a karaoke bar and finally london for some more bar hopping. ♪ big conversation ♪ i want to be your first string ♪ ♪ i want to be your first string ♪ ♪ i want to be your a team ♪ a team ♪ i wasn't to be your end game >> i like it. >> okay, i really do like this song actually. she's received some criticism for it but her fashion is on point. so if you don't like the song -- >> what's the criticism? >> that's a long story. paula, we have more "pop news" to talk about. >> everything is happy in "pop news." right? >> yeah. well, we're learning more
about the final season of "game of thrones." i know it's a very popular show with some members of our desk here. we told you that fans are going to have to wait till 2019 to see the last six episodes question which is just torturing them. now hbo's programming president says the reason is because the show's creator is a perfectionist and they wanted time to craft the best episodes possible so you're making us all wait for it. as for the chances of any revivals or future spin-offs, it's not going to happen. >> really? >> but, but prequels, that's possible. but not until 2020. >> so don't drop your hbo subscription just yet. >> dragging it out. dragging it out. >> that's the message. we'll see if fans put up with this. >> it's only six episodes. if you're going to make us wait that long i want at least 16 episodes. >> you tell them. is there i'm getting greedy, aren't i? >> i'll have my people talk to your people to talk to hbo's people. kelly clarkson's daughter river rose her mom says is already into bad boys. look at this picture posted on instagram when she was caught looking into the eyes of gaston from "beauty and the beast" at age 3. >> gaston does it to me every time.
>> oh, great. >> oh, she's into bad boys at the age of 3. this should be fun. so she got a signed photo. she's also a fan of "wonder woman." >> that's nice. here's my favorite story of "pop news" because i happen to have an affinity for the royal family. it's not easy being queen. that's what we learned from her first interview her royal highness has ever given. >> what? >> this is deep. >> really? let's hear it. >> in her six-decade reign. that's why i love the story. she was talking about this gold carriage she said was terrible. very, very hard to sit in all the way across london. >> no shock absorbers in the gold carriage? >> no, it's like a four-ton carriage. >> do they hav air-conditioning? >> open air. >> but she also talked about the beautiful crown she had to wear and how heavy it was. i think it was over four pounds but this is all part of the documentary, "the coronation" that airs on bbc1 on sunday, and she talks about what it's like to be queen so i think it's worth a listen in. >> the epitome of rich people problems. >> you can't look down to read the speech. you have to take the speech up. because if you did your neck would break. >> she's talking about the weight of the crown.
she's been there for a minute. >> thank you, adrienne. might want to watch that. see you tomorrow, everybody. thanks for watching. appreciate it. good morning, everyone, i'm chris nguyen. martin luther king jr. day isn't until monday but one neighborhood is honoring the civil rights leader today. there will be a community march from the bay view opera house to bay view park at third street and carroll avenue.
there will be live performances, swimming, lunch, and raffles at the park. the event is free and open to the public. also happening today, san francisco is looking to hire. there are open positions with the parks and recreation department. the sheriff's department. and much more. the job fair is from 10:00 to 1:00 at the hamilton recreation center on geary boulevard. if you can't make it out today, there will be another job fair in two weeks at the county fair building at golden gate park. happening today, check out the latest artwork from top artists, architects, and designers. the design festival runs through sun son in san francisco. here is look at artwork from a previous year. the festival is open today from 11:00 to 7:00 and tomorrow from 11:00 to 5:00. turning to the bay area forecast with meteorologist frances dinglasan. >> hi, chris, good morning, everyone. we're dealing with fog once again. you can see it's still in parts of the north bay and east bay.
sfo reporting no delays right now. visibilities still limited in some spots like santa rosa, napa, less than a mile, and improving around the rest of the bay area. check out what it looks like with the low visibility. walnut creek camera, socked in right now. napa, 45. elsewhere we'll see sunny skies and a warm afternoon. i'll have more details coming up, chris. >> frances, thank you. up next, a woman dragged and assaulted on an east bay trail. now police are on the lookout for
>> announcer: good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. this is "abc 7 mornings." it's saturday, january 13th. good morning and thanks so much for being with us. i'm chris nguyen. let's start with a first look at the forecast. meteorologist frances dinglasan is in for lisa. hi, frances. >> hi, chris. we're starting off with dense, patchy fog in some areas. you can see that with live doppler 7, socked in through parts of the north bay and east bay. as we look from emeryville, we see lots of blue skies as well. here is how the 12-hour day planner works out. areas of fog this morning with most temperatures in the 40s, a few 50s along the coast. mostly sunny for everyone by lunchtime. and then this afternoon, look for mild temperatures, in the 60s for most everyone. even upper 60s in a few locations inland. high clouds move in