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it's monday, september 27th and this morning, mad scramble. democrats send out their big guns to save seats in congress. what will it take to turn the tide? this morning abc news unveils our latest look at the battle for control of congress. where it stands right now. chilling confession caught on tape. >> pulled out one of his grenades and then tells me and winfield, all right, dude, you know, kill this guy, kill this guy. >> for the first time we hear american soldiers accused of taking part if a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and thrilling. the boy's crime, having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. pandemonium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas.
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all over the world, 62,000 applications to spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks flyout side the win dove. the pilot able to land safely. what it was like on that flight. >> terrifying moments but first democrats went on the offensive pulling out all the stops and i'm getting personal on their opponents to keep control of congress this november. we have team coverage beginning
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with jake tapper in washington. jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right. with only five weeks and counting until the midterm elections big guns will playing defense in blue states and democrats are on the attack very early and often in personal ways. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years and for the last two decades he's won re-election with huge margins sometimes running unopposed but in this angry political environment frank is taking no chances and over the weekend he unleashed the big dog to join him on the stump. >> people have a right to be angry. they have a right to be disappointed. but they still have to be make a choice. an election is not a referendum on theireninger. it's a choice between two candidates. >> reporter: president obama is also playing defense traveling to four states he won two years ago where democrats are struggling today. in wisconsin, endangered russ feingold will not appear with president obama, preferring the company of the first lady
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instead. a recent pew poll shows independent voters favoring the republican candidate over the democrat by 13 points. and many democrats are playing the only card they feel they have left, the fear card. >> risking social security on wall street. >> reporter: depicting their opponents as personally unacceptable. >> renacci tried to avoid paying his taxes attempting to shelter millions forced to pay over a million in back taxes. >> sued by customers for fraud leapt and deceptive practices. two fs from the better business bureau. >> reporter: alan grayson did not serve in the military but that isn't stopping him from using an anonymous narrate ter to assail his opponent. >> it breaks someone's heart to think daniel webster could be elected to congress. he doesn't love this country the way i do. >> reporter: an ad calls false. >> this is what you do when you're running behind in the polls. you have to make the race about the other guy because you know that if it's just simply about
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you, you don't have a very good chance. >> reporter: and the first lady michelle obama will be hitting the campaign trail soon. the president calls her the closer. her message will be moss. >> trying to rally women democrats all across the country. so where do the races stand right now? what are the chances congress will change control in november. i'm here with jon karl. chief political correspondent. take a look at what our political unit and where the races stand. the senate, magic number for republicans, they need to win ten seats to take control. >> in the bottom line this morning, senate republican control of the senate is looking less likely. right now largely because of what happened in delaware republicans would have to win all ten of these toss-up races. >> delaware, most democrats and republicans believe christine o'donnell cannot win. >> house looking for republicans, gaining ground. rubio in florida, pennsylvania, pat tumi. ron johnson giving a tough race to russ feingold in wisconsin. all three of those in the abc
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estimate have moved in the direction of the republicans so looking good. but look at this, george. right now we're seeing california and washington state move in the direction of the democrats if they win either one of those, they can commit and take control. >> if they do that, is there any other path to victory for republicans. >> here's the problem for democrats. the map is expanding. take a look. we are seeing connecticut and west virginia, two states that have been considered solid democratic state, now moving in the direction of republicans. if they can pick up either one of those they can offset washington or california. >> at least one poll i've seen has the republican ahead in west virginia right now. >> and the republicans put over a million dollars into that race beginning over the weekend. >> let's take a look quickly at the house. republicans need to get 39 seats overall in order to get control. >> yeah, and here's what's happening here. er are, this is the battleground.
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these are the toss-up races. they could go either way. this is shrinking and since we last spoke, george, seven fewer toss-up races all seven moved in the direction of the republicans, so what we're seeing this morning is a republican takeover of the is looking significantly more likely, in fact, they'd only have to win half of those toss-ups to get control of the house. >> jon karl, thanks very much. robin? >> elsewhere a hearing scheduled in washington state against the first of five u.s. army soldiers accused of murdering civilians in afghanistan. the charges against the men are shocking and as brian ross tells us they're backed by three of the soldiers' own confessions. >> reporter: it's a case reminiscent of the worst of vietnam, a unit of u.s. soldiers in afghanistan accused of killing innocent civilians apparently for sport with an entire platoon described as often high on drugs. the army says the murders all took place near what's called forward operating base ramrod in southern afghanistan. five g.i.s have the 2nd infantry division all in their 20s have
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been charged by the military with premeditated murder. >> in the alpha team leader in the second quad. >> reporter: on a tape, one of them, 22-year-old corporal jeremy morlock of wasilla, alaska, casually described how his sergeant picked out afghans to be killed with grenades and rifle fire apparently for kicks. >> he pulled out one of his grenades, american grenade. you know, popped it, throws the grenade and then tells me and winfield, all right, dude, you know, wax this guy, you know, kill this guy. >> reporter: morlock said his sergeant calvin gibbs seen in a high school photo was crazy and boasted of doing the same thing in iraq. morlock told him he kept fingers from the dead afghans and threatened his own men with harm unless they participated and kept quiet about it. >> if gibbs knew i was sitting here there's no doubt in my mind that he'd take me out if he had to. >> reporter: the military says the investigation of the murders also led to the discovery of alleged widespread use of hashish at the ramrod base blamed by the g.i.s on combat
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stress. >> bad days, stressful days, days that we just needed to escape. >> how frequently was that. >> i'd say probably anywhere from three to four, every three to four days. >> reporter: the parents of one of the five g.i.s specialist adam winfield of florida say their son sent them messages about the crazy sergeant and the murders, but that they were ignored when they tried to alert the army with repeated phone calls. >> we put them on notice and told them this is a travesty. look what's happening. not only is your soldier at risk but you have innocent afghan civilians that are at risk and they chose to just turn a deaf ear. >> the winfields say they made their calls in fib, one week before the second of the three murders, their son is charged in the third murder that took place in may at a time the father says when his son was threatened with his own life unless he went along. >> it's apparent the winfields
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did all they could in going forward and trying to have action take place. brian, let's talk about the possible fallout that now that this tape is public, the u.s. government has to be concerned about anti-american violence. >> without a doubt there could be repercussions. the military has done the right thing in going after this case aggressively bringing the charges with the hearing starting today but made sure there are photographs the soldiers took of some of them holding up heads of dead afghans they killed. those they have restricted so far but this has serious possibilities of hurting the army at the worst time possible as they bring the surge activity to a head in afghanistan. >> taking place now. brian ross, thank you so much for your investigation. george. >> robin, thanks. to the sexual abuse case in atlanta. the leader of one of the biggest chumps says he'll fight allegations that he forced four young men into sexual relationships. bishop eddie long delivered his speech. it was the first time he had
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spoken publicly about the allegations and the lawsuits he now faces. steve osunsami has the latest. steve? >> reporter: good morning, george. across atlanta and across black syndicated radio across the country, they're all asking whether bishop eddie long of new birth missionary baptist church said enough. it was the first time he addressed the sex scandal before him. ♪ it was one of the most well attended sunday services here in years, some 8,000 parishioners who wait for hours in traffic and came to hear their pastor answer his accusers. >> this is probably the most difficult time in my entire life. >> reporter: it was pure theater. the buildup to the bishop refusing to say much but never denying accusations he took them on trips and showered them with expensive gifts. >> it will be tried in the court of justice and dealt with in the court of justice. i feel like david against goliath.
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but i got five rocks, and i haven't thrown one yet. >> reporter: after the service he held a news conference where under the advice of his lawyers he again said very little. >> i am going to fight, fight very vigorously. >> reporter: after church, some of the faithful were losing faith. >> he wasn't genuine. >> it's heartbreaking. >> reporter: his critics believe he may have been living a double life preaching against gays, gay marriage and gay sex. they'd like him to explain these pictures that lawyers say he sent to the young men who were above the legal age of consent but still teenagers. >> even if they were 18 they were still kids. >> he's going to have to prove to his congregants that this is a totally made up story because this could taint his career and ministry and his spiritual kingdom. >> reporter: the four young men accusing the bishop have left town and aren't speaking. one of them was arrested this summer breaking into bishop long's office stealing an iphone
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and a cell phone. his attorneys say that he was looking for more evidence possibly robin more of those pictures. >> possibly. all right, steve, thank you. for more joining us from atlanta is the senior pastor of the first iconium baptist. he has known bishop eddie long for over 20 years and reverend mcdonald, thank you very much for joining us. we do appreciate it. and as we heard in steve -- >> my pleasure. >> as we heard in steve's report, some in bishop long's congregation on sunday, they were satisfied with how he addressed the allegations, still others wanted to hear more. they wanted to hear a flat-out denial. what was your reaction to what he said, sir? >> well, it was mixed. of course, we wanted to hear more, but we were just glad that the bishop finally took advantage of the opportunity to speak, to address not only his congregation but the general public and i think he did a good job of combining the legal, the spiritual and the moral aspects of all that is going on and so
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at least now we know that the bishop is going to fight and we saw how new birth responded and it was with a very thunderous applause. >> some, though, were taken aback by his tone. it wasn't just what he said or didn't say, but the tone in which he said it. your reaction to that? >> well, i don't think the tone was as bad. he did give a certain air of confidence. i want to make sure that there's healing at the end of the day. we have to be concerned about the four young men. we have to be concerned about their families, the bishop, his wife and his family, new birth but i believe that there are implications beyond new birth and bishop long. just towards the black church and black clergy and how we relate to our parishioners, how we relate to nonprofits and issues regarding the megachurch and how as a body of christ that we represent with integrity that which we preach and which we
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proclaim and our prayer is that there will be wholeness at the end of the day with the bishop and four young men and all black clergy trying to do what is right. >> there are so many issues here but you bring up the four young men and fourth one coming forward this weekend. one allegation is enough but four and that has a lot of people scratching their head a little bit and saying that this is real trouble for the bishop and the church. >> it absolutely is and we don't need to try to hide from that fact. we have heard that perhaps there are even others coming. but we don't know all of the details. everything is not as it appears to be in any situation and so we need to get all of the facts in before we can honestly draw any conclusion about what's going on or the truthfulness of the matter but want to make sure we don't throw out these four young men and that we don't just accuse the bishop. i think that there is an opportunity for us here to get
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all the facts on the table, my prayer is that it doesn't go to trial but that something is resolved before we ever get to that point because even the accusations of the particulars and specifics i personally don't want to get into that. >> you personally have known the bishop for over 20 years going back to his days in the seminary. anything in his behavior, anything that you ever saw that would make you think that there could be any truth to these allegations? we were just showing pictures that he sent to these young men which some people are trying to understand why. >> yeah, no, there was nothing in his past that ever gave any indication of these allegations or accusations. i was totally surprised. we were totally caught off guard but, again, i don't know all that's behind it, even the pictures and what context were they sent? i think we should withhold any kind of judgment either for the bishop or the four young men until we get more evidence out there until we learn the
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specifics, because as a pastor, i know that there are always charges and accusations for coaches, ministers and anyone would works with young men, we got to set a good example for young men and have to face the fact there are some good things that bishop long has done over the years even as it reels to young black males. there are a lot of positive things and we don't need to dismiss those as we're looking at these accusations. >> still more to come. reverend mcdonald, thank you very much very, very much for your time and perspective. have a good day in hasn't. to juju chang with the morning's other news. >> good morning, robin and george. happy monday. we have a lot of news going on. we turn now to a developing story in wisconsin where a levee holding back the wisconsin river is failing in the town of portage. 300 residents have been told to evacuate because water is flooding the only road that their neighborhood. we just spoke to a state official who told us those who
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didn't make it out could be stranded until the middle of the week. the sand levee was built in the late 1800s and was no match for the recent heavy rains. now to the big story overseas. thousands of u.s. and afghan troops are on the move in the fight for kandahar, a taliban stronghold. troops have been using explosives to clear booby traps on the streets, a key combat phase of "operation dragon trike" to drive out the taliban and establish more government control. also this morning, 50 militants were killed in fate to air strikes in eastern afghanistan, as well. meanwhile, we're getting more insight into tensions at the white house last year as president obama decided on his afghan war strategy. in his new book, bob woodward says the president erupted when military advisers hesitated to give him options other than sending in another 40,000 troops. diane sawyer and george will have the first interviews with woodward about his book, "obama's wars," beginning tonight on "world news" and "nightline" and bob woodward will join us here on "gma" tomorrow. in the middle east the
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palestinians are not walking away from peace talks, at least not yet. that was the concern when israel's settlement freeze in the west bank expired overnight. but the palestinian president says he'll consult with other arab leaders next week before deciding what to do. and a major car recall this morning. hyundai is recalling about 140,000 sonata sedans. they were built between december of last year and september 10th this year. the company says a steering wheel defect could cause drivers to lose control. and now the navy says an investigation is under way this morning after confirming what happened in a video clip that surfaced over the weekend. take a look. two navy helicopters appear to take a dip into the waters of lake tahoe before finally righting themselves. tourists caught this on camera and posted it youtube. it appears they lost power for a moment but they were not hurt. and that's the news at 7:19. >> i don't know if it was intentional or not. >> they don't and won't confirm what the mission was but confirm it is, in fact, true.
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>> we can see that. thanks, juju. time for the weather. happy monday morning to sam champion. good morning, sam. >> doesn't sound as good as happy friday but happy monday, robin and george, juju. two weather headlines in the u.s. one of the big rain on the east coast, the other the big heat in the southwest. dealing with this low ha kind of steers all this moisture through from atlanta to raleigh to washington to new york and, yes, even to boston later on. there will be heavy rain. a lot of flooding going in here. talking about 2, 3, 4 inches of rain, sometimes two-day totals and additional rainfall today north of atlanta near asheville talking about what could be 2 to 4 inches of additional rain, washington, d.c. will pick up some, new york will, as well and scattered showers that move in from the northeast. locally 4 inches of rain. look at the heat, l.a., 103. when you consider it's not even a record because 106, 109 in is the record in that area but normal temperatures around 82, 83 degrees so big heat there.
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all of america's weather in the next half hour. robin, george? >> our picture of the morning is a gorgeous picture of the morning. our dear friend and colleague bianna golodryga got married over the weekend to peter orszag. it took place here in the city. it was -- >> it was beautiful and it was such a spectacular party but also touching moment in the ceremony. they actually whispered their vows to each other. it was beautiful. i had never seen that before. congratulations, bianna and peter. >> bianna's father, father of the bride, his speech, not a dry eye in the house. it was so much fun. we pared. >> we did but coming up caught on tape a cop pretends to arrest a teen for having sex with his daughter. did he abuse his power and cross the line. the boy a parents join us for a "gma" exclusive coming up after the news and weather. i used my american express open card to get half a million points to buy building materials
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good morning. 7:26. temperatures have bumped up in the past hour, now 70 in baltimore. 68 easton but southern maryland low 70s. that was part of a warm front. that warm front pushed really heavy rain through, in fact over an inch of rain, especially around downtown and south towards glen burnie with minor flooding. more rain coming up behind that. while we go through the day we'll be watching periodic impulses of energy. that will actually spark some more potential flooding. some of the storms could drop an inch to two inches of rain. we're aiming for 72 degrees. we're almost there. low to mid-70s, plan for wet
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weather on and off throughout the day. very heavy volume around both sides of the outer loop as we look on the west side at liberty road, it's going to be an extra 20 minutes pretty much between 79 a as you approach the -- 795 as you approach the baltimore national pike. as we look at the maps, several accidents, an injury accident in glenarm, harford road and long green pike. expect delays there. another crash in nottingham, honeygo boulevard and belair road. another accident blocking the outer loop at loch raven boulevard. good morning. maryland's first casino opens at 8:00 this morning. in cecil county. it's located about 40 miles north of baltimore. just off i-95 in perryville. a while supremacist accused of beating a fisherman at a south baltimore park will be sentenced today. calvin locknear will receive a 31-year prison term. the victim, 77-year-old james prevat will deliver a statement. stephanie rawlings-blake
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will join other officials kicking off healthy city days. join in on all of that. it runs until october 1st. we're going back to "good morning america." see you in a bit for another update.
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. garfield. it may look like an arrest
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but it is actually a police officer just pretending to arrest the boyfriend of his stepdaughter. this after finding out that the teens had had sex so is he just a concerned dad or a rogue cop? we're going to hear from the parents of the young man in a "gma" exclusive. as we say good morning, america, i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm robin roberts and we hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. it was, woo, quite a weekend for some passengers on board a plane. we have this emergency landing that was captured on cell phone video. passengers told to brace for impact after the plane's landing gear malfunctioned. all caught on tape and we'll hear how the pilot and the crew were able to keep everybody calm and bring that -- >> everybody okay, right? >> everybody is fine. but, boy, those seconds seeing the sparks flying outside the window. also coming up in our next half hour, justin timberlake has a brand-new movie called "the social network," all about facebook and so justin and andrew garfield --
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>> spider-man, right? >> yeah. >> we'll begin with questions this morning about whether a police officer went too far to po tech his stepdaughter. the father, a member of the san jose police department handcuffed a 15-year-old boy and threatened to put him in jail after learning he had sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter. we'll hear from the boy's pardons who now believe the officer abused his power. first david wright has more on the case. >> reporter: the scene looks real enough to be very intimidating. the san jose police officer in full uniform stands tall in his boots over a 15-year-old defendant in handcuffs. >> you understand it's illegal to have underage sex. >> reporter: bear in mind the officer is the angry father of the 14-year-old girl the boy had sex with. >> if i see you anywhere near my home, anywhere near my daughter, i'll arrest you. >> reporter: cell phone video was taken by the boy's parents
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who now accuse the officer of abusing his badge. >> not a good thing that the person you had sex with is a cop's daughter. >> there's an argument that his actions wrz legal. if he believes that a crime has been committed he has the authority to investigate the crime. >> reporter: the officer now suspended defends his actions. his lawyer told "good morning america" the officer is in control and is clearly concerned with the unlawful sexual relations the young man has had with the officer a daughter. he also advises the young man to stay in school, get good grades and be respectful. every parent would agree with this sage advice. the question is, was it legal or even professional to give that lecture in uniform to a teenager in handcuffs? >> this officer in going to a home on his motorcycle in a uniform to exercise what essentially was his parental as opposed to his police authority was very bad police practice and very bad judgment. the real question here is was it also a crime?
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>> reporter: the boy may have broken the law but the police officer is not above the law either. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles. and joining us now from san jose are the parents of the 15-year-old boy in this case paul and nicole and their lawyer tone boscovich. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> let me begin with you. had you had any inkling from the officer before he got to your house. >> no, no the at all. >> nothing at all. >> my husband just picked up our 7-year-old from school. we sat there talking and he showed up. >> your son and his daughter were friends for a long time. >> correct. the only dealings we've had were with the mom. we' have had an open line of communication where we would speak about different issues. i knew of him.
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i had never knew of him or met him and i had never met him ever. >> he comes in and he's looking for your son. >> yes. >> correct. >> then we asked him, well, why are you looking for him? and he just says, well, he's going to be arresting him for sexual assault. >> what happened when he encountered your boy. >> he was just -- came up on him furious. he just came so close in his face and it just felt kind of helplesses standing there to watch. you know, he took him in, started using explicits and just, you know, jut went off on him. at one point, you know, he handcuffed which i didn't see but he had my son handcuffed and it's hard for, you know, anyone to see that happen. >> your son -- >> correct. >> yes, when he was initially when i -- because i was in the house and i heard some shoving
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outside. i open the front door and i see my son facing me with his hands behind the back and starts to walk towards me with the officer behind him and then he falls to his knee and he's picked up by his -- by the handcuffs. and the officer is is telling him, don't get up. don't fall to your knees now and that's when he starts, you know, in on him in the house. >> as you know, the officer's lawyer says that the videotape will show that the officer was always in control and, paul, there is an exchange on the videotape where, you know, between you, your son and the cop which we hear you tell your son, listen to his words, listen to his words. what did you mean by that? >> at the time the officer was questioning him, you could hear in the video he's saying, sir, whose idea was this? who should be charged? you or her? were you both in on it? and at that time my son says, you know, me. it's my fault. and at that time i go in and
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tell him, listen to what he's saying, play in your head listen to what he's saying then answer because at that time i thought he was making a statement. >> how is your son doing now. >> he's sorry for disappointing us, but he -- there's a whole other aspect to that it's not just that but this person came into his home and violated his home and he feels that he's not even safe in his own home because, you know, we couldn't help him. we couldn't protect him. here this person is standing in our house, you know, over our son. our son is handcuffed, you know, full -- he an officer. he's an authority figure and the only thing we knew was, all right, we thought our son was getting arrested and there was nothing we could do and he says he feels like somebody is watching him all the time because this officer does live down the street from us. >> and, tony, i know you're representing the family. is your next step to go through with a lawsuit? >> actually the next step is to monitor the activity with respect to the juvenile charges
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and the potential criminal charges against the officer. a lawsuit, unfortunately, will most likely be necessary in the city of san jose because when this sort of activity occurs, thety doesn't take it very seriously. it takes litigation to get them to listen. >> paul and nicole, any part of you that has some empathy with the officer? >> if he would have came over and in a t-shirt jeans in his own personal vehicle, not police vehicle parked in front of the house fully in uniform, you know, handcuffs gun holstered and came to me as a parent, i would have dealt with him as a parent. i feel bad because i know he has a family, but, you know, there's certain things you don't do. >> you clearly believe he crossed the line. okay, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. we want to know how you feel about what this father did.
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go to to weigh in on our shoutout board. now to sam with the weather. >> hey, good morning, george. that ought to be a very active shoutout board. lease start with live shots because we'll go from atlanta up to washington, d.c. with a lot of rain during the day today. so a look at hartsfield international airport where our folks say there's not so much in the way of delays right now but will be additional rain during the day today. you know how rain and airports go together. it's really not well and we'll take a look all the way in washington today where there will be additional rain today. there are some delays already in philadelphia because we think due to weather so from tallahassee, jacksonville, savannah, columbia, south carolina, raleigh durham airport area, there could be strong to severe storms and all of this moisture hugging around the east coast today with some heavy rain all the way up to new york, even into boston. west coast, whole different story, big temperatures there, triple-digit heat around the l.a. area.
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back at 7:42. now imagine you're on a flight when something suddenly goes wrong. the flight attendant tells s everyone to keep their heads down, pilot forced to make an emergency landing unable to get the landing gear down. that's what dozens aboard a delta air lines flight experienced over the weekend but survived to tell quite a story.
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lisa stark joins us from reagan national airport in d.c. good morning there, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. 60 passengers and a crew of four on board this regional jet, it was delta connection flight 4951. they had started in atlanta, were bound originally for white plains, new york, when suddenly the pilot is getting ready to lapd and realized not all the landing gear had deployed. on board the crippled jet some passengers prayed. others cried as the pilots prepared for an emergency landing. the crew talking to controllers remained calm. >> ac 4951, i understand you have your right gear stuck down? >> right here is stuck up. the other two are down. >> reporter: the pilots diverted to kennedy airport counting on its longer runways. >> emergency equipment will be standing by midtold as a precautionary measure. >> ac 4951, roger, that will work. >> i said my prayers. we held on to each other and
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it's time to go down. >> reporter: just before touchdown, a warning from the pilot. >> brace for impact. >> flight attendants began shouting out commands. >> stay down, heads down, stay down. >> reporter: it was a textbook landing touching down on the left gear then slowly lowering the right wing. it scraped the runway. sparks flew. visible through the window. but no flames, no fire. [ cheers ] >> reporter: a miracle to the passengers, no doubt but aviation experts say the pilots knew just what to do. >> in no way was a miracle, it was very good airmanship and shows how resilient and good aviation safety is. >> reporter: the pilot of the jet navy veteran jack conroy is being hailed today for his steely nerves and steady hands. and for the flight attendants too, their training kicked in. >> they are taught to use their voice to be extremely
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affirmative basically they become a drill sergeant. >> reporter: this professionalism is critical. but planes also have gotten increasingly safer. stronger seats, cabin material that doesn't burn as quickly. even air bags on some jets. advances to help ensure that even when something goes terribly wrong, passengers can walk away. and this safe land something really a boost for the regional airlines which have kind of been under a lot of criticism for poor pilot training and operations. robin. >> yeah, this certainly changes that. great job by the pilots and entire crew. lisa, thank you very much. >> thank you. coming up pandas, more than 60,000 people wanted this job and now one american could be the chosen one. find out next.
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net. 60,000 people think so trying to be panda ambassadors and clarissa ward tells us what it means. >> reporter: it just might be the coolest job ever day in and day out working with some of the most adorable animals and promoting their cause to the the world. well, in three days that dream job becomes a reality. >> all: panda. >> reporter: 61,000 people from more than 50 countries applied online for the chance to become pan bassadors and now 12 semifinalists in sweat china for a week of training before they're chosen. the panbassador won't get an official salary but make no mistake the opportunity to hang out with these little guys all the time, absolutely priceless. >> you like that bamboo, huh. >> reporter: 25-year-old ashley robertson from alabama has droement of coming to china and working with pandas since she was a little girl. >> this is like the most amazing experience i've ever had.
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>> reporter: the program is intensive. the group learn about threats to the panda's existence and study their habitat, prepare their food and clean up their enclosure. >> i'm picking up poop. >> reporter: the winner will spend six months learning about more skills before returning to their home country and spreading the word about conservation. an awesome job for a noble caution. for "good morning america," i'm clarissa ward, china. >> sam, why didn't you apply. >> i think the better job is to be the panda. you just lay there going, i'm cute. i'm cute, darn it. >> the bamboo on their chest. you know who also is so cute as the pandas, justin timberlake. >> i know where you're going. >> andrew garfield, in the movie "the social network." they both join us in the next hour.
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good morning. 7:56. we've got a wet morning. towson, time lapse highlighting the elementary school there, it's a wet morning. as the cars try to pile into the parking lot we've had heavy rain. downtown baltimore at the maryland science center currently 69 but look at that rainfall. nearly an inch. that came with a storm that moved through the area about 5:00. 69 bel air. 69 chestertown. now 70 in annapolis. we're trying to push in warmer air as we push in more moisture. periods of heavy rain will be with us throughout the day. we dry out, more showers to our south and heavier rain further to the south that will continue to pivot through today, tonight and into early tomorrow. 72 is our 2-degree guarantee. maybe a little warmer south of baltimore but some of that rain could actually come heavy at times and with some thunder later on. let's check the roads with kim. some are flooded out. >> thank you.
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we do actually have reports of flooding, particularly in the anne arundel county area. one at the baltimore annapolis boulevard and holloway road. also route 50 and route 3 in prince george's county. just be aware of that. if you have to travel there. it's jammed, stop-and-go and slow on the outer loop, here we are on the northeast corner at harford road. those delays stretch between bel air and york road, running close to 20 minutes. same on the west side between 795 and the baltimore national pike. as you look at the maps, serious crash in cecil county, 95 southbound at northeast road, just past exit 100, all 95 southbound lanes are closed because of a vehicle fire. we're working an accident on the outer loop at old court road, off to the right shoulder. and still dealing with a serious crash on harford road and long green pike. i would avoid that area altogether this morning.
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♪ he's a friend of mine we have a terrific hour ahead for you. we have justin timberlake and andrew garfield here live this morning to talk about their brand-new movie called "the social network." it's all about facebook and we'll find out what it's like for these -- in real life they're friends, they're buds, but, man, not on screen. they are adversaries, a great new film that lots of people are talking about. >> getting so much buzz. good morning, america, i'm george stephanopoulos here with robin. did you already say that. >> i couldn't hear anything especially with those young ones down there. >> we're nemeeting a couple. their daughter had an illness that made her behave in a way that put her whole family at risk. >> also ahead, could certain
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foods help you look younger? got your attention now, huh? a noted dermatologist says eating salmon may be better for your skin than any beauty product. >> we have a wild case. not casey anderson from na tct . he believes wolves are misunderstood and knows they're important and will come here to talk about it. >> let's go back upstairs, juju with the morning's news. good morning. >> good morning, robin and george. we are just getting word of a major deal in the airline industry. southwest is buying air tran airways for nearly 1$1.5 billions. it will allow southwest to get into many smaller regional markets it doesn't already serve. well, rivers in wisconsin and minnesota are expected to crest today after days of heavy rain. all eyes are on a levee in the town of portage, wisconsin, though, which is leaking. 300 residents were told to
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evacuate and those who didn't could be stranded for days. some of the most popular ways we could communicate could be the subject of new sweeping legislation. those new rules would make it easier for all services that enable communication to be wiretapped like your blackberry and social networking sites like facebook. the regulations would be designed to help monitor terror suspects. in afghanistan, u.s. forces are preparing for heavy fighting as they wage a new ground offensive around the taliban stronghold of kandahar. they've been using explosives to clear booby traps on the streets. the focus to look at escape routes. a breakthrough on migraine research. scientists have announced a discovery that could help determine what causes the throbbing headaches which plague tens of millions of americans. our dr. richard besser is here. rich, they identified a genetic defect. >> that's right. researchers looked at families that had migraines with aura. now, aura is that abnormal
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feeling that tells a sufferer that a migraine is on the way and found a mutation in a gene that regulates potassium throw. in allows nerve tosover stimulated causing those painful symptoms. >> what does it mean for sufferers? how would it lead to new treatment. >> this kind of approach is going on for many diseases, another piece in the puzzle. there have been other genes that have been identified for migraine and eventually this could provide targets for treatment with patients with migraine. you know, it may be that one day a patient with migraine will come into the office and the doctor will be able to say, you have a defect in this particular gene. i know this particular treatment is going to work for you and you're going to avoid the side effects for treatments that may not work. it's all part of personalized medicine that's part of the promise of the genetic revolution. >> rich besser, thank for that exciting development. appreciate it. in other news there was a an outpouring of support for the doctor who lost his daughters
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and wife. william petit greeted the bikers who turned out for a ride for justice on his wife's 52nd bi h birthday. it could wrap up for steven hayes one of the two charged in the brutal killings. finally wall street was paved with gold at least at the box office, "wall street: money never sleeps" with michael douglas back as gordon gekko is the new box office champ. the sequel to the '80s hit brought in $19 million this weekend. that's the news. time pow for the weather with sam champion. >> hey, good morning, juju. i knew it was going to happen. i knew you would get excited to be here. hey, gigi, how did we get so lucky to get a group of your height people? >> well, it took us a while to get here. >> where are you from? >> we're from connecticut from center stage theater company. >> so you guys -- >> you guys to came to visit us. also there's some other like show stuff going on. >> it's the start of the nosew
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york musical festival. 30 great shows to "tenth floor." >> awesome. we're glad you guys decided to push it so let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want you to know about. nice to have a studio audience. 105 degrees in l.a. 106 officially in some of those locationses. another day of triple digit here. here's why. we begin to shift it as the high that got all that hot air starts to move inland's coastal areas cool off. inland it will stay warm all the way to the deserts have heat for a couple more days. rain on the east coast. gorgeous in the middle of the nation.
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>> something is going on. a packed rainy day in times square. imagine being faced with this choice, keep your family together or give up one of your children authorized to owe tech the other and get your daughter the help she needs. this family had to make that choice. their adopted daughter was out of control hurting her siblings. she was born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. we'll hear about their decision. first here's ellie's story. >> we created this room for her. >> reporter: after having their biological son, lori had seven miscarriages. her husband craig had been adopted so adopting ellie seemed
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natural but after taking her home they quickly noticed the newborn's inability to bond. >> the cuddling and always wanting to be near and touching you and whatnot. ellie didn't want to do anything with that. >> she was just full of rage. this unimaginable rage for such a young child. >> reporter: after adopting her she became pregnant again. had she was 8 months along a 2-year-old ellie's tantrum turned physically dangerous. >> she was giving me a tussle at the top of the stairs and i was trying to redirect her away from the stairs, but she pulled me down the stairs. >> reporter: after younger sister talia was born she became a frequent target of ellie's outbursts. >> she hit me or punched me. >> reporter: her development was also delayed. it took 39 different doctors to finally get an answer. at 3 1/2 she was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome. >> she was really already as a 3-year-old completely out of control. she had behaviors that were
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disruptive. she would have sudden rages that came out of nowhere. ellie also has a significant attachment disorder. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and attempted suicide by running into oncoming traffic. >> i want to die. send me to another planet. >> reporter: doctors told them she needed 24-hour supervision leaving them with a heartbreaking decision. do they let her go and save their family. >> we're joined by the gertzes. thanks for coming in. what a difficult i guess series of decisions you all face and when you adopted ellie, did you have any clue about her mother's experience with drugs and alcohol? >> no, in fact, we did -- we had a big pile of medical records that showed everything was a-okay with the birth mother and we only learned many years later
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that it was scrubbed clean by the birth mother so she could find a family for her -- >> how was she able to do that. >> her brother apparently had some abilities that we learned later that was very helpful in this type of sub tri puj. >> you learned she was using drugs. >> she was using a whole list of drugs that go on and on and finally the brother had fessed up to that because the birth mother never did. it wasn't the list of drugs that had the biggest impact. it was the alcohol consumed during the pregnancy that really did the damage and left ellie with her legacy. >> you were dealing with it for so long. i can't even imagine a 6-year-old contemplating suicide. but what was the final straw for you? >> well, last fall things really got really pretty bad and she started to run into traffic with
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intent to kill herself and she would run out of the house. she was run out of a book store or anywhere we went with her and she was hospitalized for a total of about 11 weeks between november and february, and really after that, you know, the medical -- the insurance was really bucking the hospitalizations and the responsibility was solely on me to be hyper vigilant to keep her from run nothing traffic and doing these very destructive things. in may she reported bogus beatings. >> from you. >> from me to the school and the school was mandated to report that even though they knew the history of what was going on in our family. >> that put your family at risk. >> absolutely. >> what would that have meant had it been filed. >> i mean it could ultimately have not only taken ellie out of our house but other other children as well and it was a recipe for disaster to break up our entire family. >> on the day you turned her over to the guardian family, you
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couldn't go. >> we had a lot of help and support from abandonment -- attachment therapists about the abab donement issue so we said good-bye at home. >> and i got stuck with the job of keeping a straight face and everything is hunky-dory, ellie and passing her off to her foster -- >> she's been with the guardian parents but you are still her parents. >> absolutely. >> how is she doing? >> well, she -- she continues to struggle. >> she's a work in progress. there's always going to be work there. she has brain damage and it's muddied by having bipolar disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a horri horrifying legacy for anybody to have to live with and it's the only 100% preventable form of mental retardation, nine months, zero alcohol. >> which is why you want to talk about it today.
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>> absolutely. >> explain the importance of dealing with this in the right way and after about a year, you'll decide what's next? >> right. we'll see how she progresses, i mean so far it sounds like things are on track but at the end of the year we're going to all sit down and take a look and see what's best for ellie and how she's doing now and what's the best next step. >> but your important message is it is just wrong to drink during pregnancy. >> alcohol cross the practilace. and it pickles the brain and causes brain damage. even with all the drugs our birth mother did it was the alcohol that left ellie with the legacy that she has. >> okay. well, thank you very much for sharing your story this morning. >> thank you for having us. coming up next, justin timberlake and andrew garfield, stars of the new movie "the social network." they join us live. ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look
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and once they see the flick like i did they're going to really be cheering because i can understand now why there's so much buzz about this and from the very scene, first scene you know that you're in for something special here and what did you think, justin, when it was 162-page script was handed to you. >> sure, well, when i first read the script, 162 pages and for those of you that don't know your average script is 108, i would say and it read probably at the same speed that a script of 108 pages would read. it just flew right by and it was -- i was mostly surprised and i think people will be -- translate to the film that you watch people talking in rooms for two hour s and you're enthralled by the story behind it. >> you see it -- i love how you keep looking up at the screen and watching yourself there. even how you were walking eduardo, your character, one of
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the early investors of facebook. david, the director had you do take after take after take. hundreds of takes. >> like thousands of takes, no, no, that's an exaggeration but that's more exciting than hundreds. no, he gave us so much time and freedom to mess up and i think as young actors who are still trying to figure out how to do the thing we're trying to do, it was extremely liberating actually and generous to be given that amount of time. >> he did also give you a little bit of freedom like in this next scene that we're going to show. your character, again, early investor, you're meeting this guy for the first time. he is a co-founder of -- >> oh, is that the scene we're doing. >> in the restaurant when you meet him for the first time. not quite seeing eye to eye on how to move what was then call the facebook. >> i say it's time to start making money from the facebook but mark don't want advertising. who is right? >> well, neither of you yet.
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the facebook is cool. that's what it's got going for us. you don't want to to ruin it with ads because ads aren't cool like you're throwing the greatest part on campus and somebody saying it's over by 11. do you noepts where the thing is yet. how far it can go. this is no time to take it down. a million dollars isn't cool. you know what's cool? >> a billion dollars. that shut everybody up. >> that would kind of silence the room a little bit. when the scene keeps playing on and you guys are meeting for the first time and having dinner it really looks like you are having a blast. i come to find out you were all going with the flow. no real script to that. >> that was the only unscripted part of the movie actually so we lost our minds slightly that we were able to think and speak. >> we didn't know what to do with our hands or feet or anything because fincher, there was nothing written for us to -- no, no, no.
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that's probably one of -- that was the only sort of montage in the film, that scene that you just saw continues and there's -- you know, there's a whole dinner. >> i heard the food was excellent that you all were eating. >> it actually was delectable. >> no, wasn't. that's good acting. good acting, justin. well, you play -- this has got to be -- this is so ironic. of course we know you from your music. here you are playing one of the co-founders of napster, the controversial music-sharing website. was that ironic for you to play his character? >> i definitely saw a bit of irony in that, but for me personally, i -- you know, at the time that napster came out or sort of hit the scene in a big way, i was probably 19 or 20, you know, the age that i would have been going to college had i not avoided that to try not to have a real job.
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but i found myself emotionally -- i remember what it was like. i found myself emotionally actually identifying more with the defendants than the plaintiffs being the record labels who were suing these college kids for downloading music. i probably would have -- i probably would have done it myself. >> oh, are you serious? >> no, you asked the question. >> that's it. >> sorry. sorry. >> nothing to be sorry about. you guys play real people. but you -- sometimes was that on purpose that you didn't meet the characters that you're playing. >> i couldn't. eduardo is unavailable right now to any kind of communication outside of his friends and family, i think. i think in terms of discussing any aspects of this story he had to sign a nondisclosure statement, so he's under legal obligation to not say nothing,
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so even if i did find him he'd probably run a mile. and in fear of saying something he would regret later. but, yeah, we did -- the fact that these people were real and like living, breathing flesh and blood somewhere roaming this earth created a great sense of responsibility i think. i think justin shares that feeling with me. >> absolutely. >> i think it's great because then you're not mimicking somebody. you're bringing something totally different to the character. >> sure. i know, you know, we could have done that but we wanted to not be lazy and we actually wanted to do work as actors and really create characters but it's also important to point out aaron sorkin who wrote this fantastic screenplay literally did so much -- an overwhelming amount of research on these characters, on these people to write this story so not only is his dialogue obviously witty and i
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could use a thousand words to describe it but also it's very concise and the story is very concise from "a" to "b" to "c" to "d," it's what happened. we trusted that heroin has an enormous amount of integrity in his research and his writing. >> it shows. justin, andrew, thank you, thank you. it opens on friday, "the social network". to our muscles are ners that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and less pain means i can do more with the ones i love. [ female announcer ] lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior or any swelling or affected breathing, or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision
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good morning. 8:27. baltimore and southbound temperatures in the 70s. north and west, mid to lower 60s. a sharp cutoff with a frontal boundary that pushed heavy rain into the area. a lot of places around the chesapeake, baltimore, anne arundel county, about or above an inch of rain. rain to our north and more rain from the south. not a -- the rain from north carolina and virginia will spread our way mid to late morning. more rain on the way. we're averaging around 72 degrees for the 2-degree guarantee. but some of the heavy rain may produce more flooding in through this evening and tonight. here's kim with a check of the wet roads. >> 795 southbound is going to be jammed between owings mills boulevard approaching the beltway. once you get on the outer loop it's pretty much stop-and-go all the way from 795 to the baltimore national pike. as we look at the city cameras, jfx going to be a slow ride all the way from the beltway on down towards downtown. a couple of incidents still 95 southbound up in cecil county, past exit 100, only one lane gets by at this time.
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here's megan pringle with a morning news update. >> good morning. the family of 11-year-old salisbury girl kidnapped and killed last christmas is asking the current week meeko -- wicomico attorney to stay on the case even though he lost the election last january. they believe he's the one to prosecute thomas leggs jr. the democratic candidate is still considering this. we'll let you know what happens. police say a patient at a state mental hospital is charged in the killing of another patient who was strangled there. they say a 46-year-old known as saladin taylor has been charged in the death of 45-year-old susan sachs, found dead with a string around her neck. we're out of time. we'll see you in a half-hour for "good morning maryland" at 9:00.
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we just keep hearing kenny chesney's voice. woo. so why are we playing this right now other than to get us in a great mood because kenny will be here tomorrow morning and you should be back with us too. oh, he sold more than 30 million albums and kenny as we said live here tomorrow morning here on "gma" as we say good morning, america. start the new week with us. thank you very much. alongside george i'm robin? we'll start with off food that can make you look younger in just three days. a noted dermatologist with all the foods that could be the answer to aging right in your kitchen. >> that is's fantastic tips. fall is a perfect time to curl up with a good book. we have a great list, hot new titles out right now. >> we are also going to meet the gray wolves of yellowstone. casey anderson is here. i think he's brought one in our studios. there he is right there.
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>> is if here? >> right there. right upstairs. couldn't be down here with the whole crowd but we'll be upstairs in just a little bit. we have special guests. >> everybody was looking around saying where is the wolf? no, it's upstairs. yes, we have the stars of the new abc sitcom "better with you." >> hi. >> hi. >> george. >> great to see you guys. >> great to be here. >> you all play sisters. >> we do. >> okay. >> like you -- you've known each other for awhile. >> yes, we've always loved each other -- >> the idea of getting the opportunity to work together was so excited. everything and anything we have to do to make it happen. >> we're so silly together. >> who found out first? >> i was originally there and we share a manager. so she read the script. can i go by her house? what can i bring her? so anyway we were very lucky to be able to team up and do this together then everything else started to fall into place.
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it's been a really incredible experience. >> it has. we've just got this crazy chemistry. all of us. we feel like we've all known each other and mercilessly ribbing each other every day. it's kind of silly. >> we learned last week you guys are big "dancing with the stars" fans. your tweets were going up. >> we were tweeting. >> i think we illegally snuck our phones in. >> she had this clutch and texting from inside her purse. i was not a sleuth. >> we found out that the hoff, the hoffster -- >> ahead of time. >> or was it live? >> live on the east coast. >> this is great. >> we know who wins. >> did you hear that? they found out ahead of time? >> no, no, we didn't. >> no, no, no. >> one of you were sitting next to brandy's family. >> we were in the brandy section. >> so when she was saved they were crying. >> there were tears. >> a lot happening.
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>> singing "celebrate good times come on ♪ >> one of her like cousins or aunts tweeted us. i was like is my boob situation happening. she was checking them out. hey, girl. >> take over the rest of the show. >> i'm telling you. are you sure you're not sisters? are you sure you're not related. >> it's really scary. to leave us here to our own devices in new york city. >> it's called "better with you." airs wednesday night 8:30, 7:30 central right here on abc. you can't make this stuff up. >> did we know ahead of time? >> the show is anything like the interview, it's great. that's all i got to say. hey, good morning again, everyone. >> all: good morning. >> we split the studio up. we have so much going on. we thought we'd get over here and get you on television. thanks for being with us. one or two things going on we want to talk about. start dealing with the rain
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along the eastern seaboard. a the of you guys asking is it going to rain in new york city and it is and it is like it's raining out there. we watch that moisture all the way up and down the eastern seaboard. some areas will have big rainfall totals. we think there will be street flooding and little bit of air travel slowdown as well. on the big board in the heartland of the country gorgeous weather. still dealing with the heat in the southwest and we've got all of that heat tryin >> and all that weather was brought to you by purina. george. >> thank you, sam. many of the year's hottest books by the biggest authors are on the store chefs right now an janice kaplan is here to tell us
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all about them. you are starting out with my beach read this summer. this book is just magnificent. >> it is terrific. you got an advance copy. it recently came out. it is being much discussed. it's the most discussed book of the season and deserves to be. >> "freedom" by jonathan franzen. it is terrific. don't be scared off by all the reviews. it's the story about a suburban couple, their children, their parents, their marriage. what makes it extraordinary is the way he takes this small subject and uses it to talk about all the big subjects in america. >> everything that is going on in the country and put it into their lives and their struggle to be good people. >> he touches on war and environment. he touches on everything. you find yourself under lining things. really terrific. this book is coming out tomorrow from ken follett, "fall of giants." it's old fashioned. what used to be called a sweeping saga. world war i, five families of
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different national rats, american, english and follett is a very popular writer and what's ambitious it's a thousand-page book and calls it the first of a trilogy. >> most of this takes place in a room, the title. >> "room." extraordinary book. takes place in an 11x11 book. it is told through the perspective of 5-year-old jack and he seems like a happy kid then we find out that he and his mother are being held in captivity. he was born in captivity. i think this is going to be widely read in book clubs because it's the kind of thing that halfway through the book their lives open up and all sorts of questions get raised about mother/child bond. >> here you have two giants of fiction. different writers but favorites for decades now. >> right, well, philip roth is a great american writer. he returns to his roots of newark, 1944, polio is sweeping through the inner city and he --
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the hero is young playground director, 23-year-old bucky cantor who has to deal with the nemesis of polio and the war going on in europe and trying to grapple with religion and god and how can these things going on. john le car. re. he is i spy thriller but makes you work. this is about a russian money launderer, very interesting. >> he does his homework. >> we had christiane amanpour speak with tony blair about this memoir. this is also filled with new insights. >> i think so many political books coming out this season as you well know and i think tony blair hits it. he's so interesting. his section on the iraq war, i think, whatever your perspective on -- >> no apologies from him. >> what's interesting about him, he begs for balance and asks for people to see both sides and take his position and consider their own positions and i think reading this with an open mind is an important thing to do.
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very different kind of political book that's going to be coming out on october 12th. knellen mandela and this book, i admit i haven't seen it yet. they're keeping it under wraps. we're all looking forward to it. it is his diaries and handwritten letters from prison. such an extraordinary person and to learn more about him in his own words is going to be -- >> i love this title, "the last boy." jane leavy is a wonderful sports writer to give us a new perspective about mickey mantle. she did a nice job. susan boyle, both of these books, by the way, are also coming out october 12th and susan boyle, everybody watched her on youtube, watched her turn from the ugly duckling to cinderella. this is her story in her own words and finally stephen hawking. you don't have to be a real science nerd to read it but he tells you everything you need to know about physical seconds. it's been very controversial. >> because he flipped many years
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ago and said he thought that god did begin the universe. now he says not necessarily so. >> he's looking for a new reason for "the grand design" the title of the book. you learn a lot from. you think you understand as you're reading it and gives you a lot to talk about with your family and friends. >> janice kaplan, thanks very much. we have a whole lot more on our website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on our special books page at a tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half.
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would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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it is an age old question,
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if you will, can the food you eat actually help you look younger? dr. nicholas perricone is a dermatologist to the stars and has a brand-new best-selling book out called "forever young" introducing the metabolic diet. he says certain foods can keep wrinkles at bay plus give you more energy. you got our attention now. good morning to you. i was looking at it through the weekend and you're actually talking about foods that can influence your genes. >> exactly called the study of foods and how they express gene expression. we're not stuck with our parents' dna. >> you think you got to play the cards that were dealt you. >> exactly. >> you're saying you can influence it. >> great research showing we can suppress the negative genes. let's say we have a family history of breath cancer. by eating watercress, we can avoid that problem. we can activate genes that make us look more youthful, avoid
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body fat and important discovery >> that's a bonus at the end. it's about our health. if you can help us with the wrinkles so be it. let's talk about these anti-inflammatory foods. you said that's something you concentrate on in your book. >> exactly. well, starting here, of course, we have green tea and it contains something called catocans but fool the cell into thinking it's under attack and makes it operate 15 or 20 different protective enzymes, helps stop triwrinkles and helps lose body fat. >> also for the morning this, a lot will say, wait a minute, coconut oil. >> coconut oil is amazing. i use it instead of cream in my tea. it's a medium chain fat so it doesn't make us put on weight but helps us lose fat. >> when they hear saturated fat -- >> that's the old story. >> cinnamon, i put on my cereal.
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>> it is amazing and stabilizes blood sugar for up to two weeks after an eighth of a teaspoon. it works as anti-bacteria, anti-inflammatory and new studies says it works against melanoma, a deadly skin cancer and they're using certain extracts of cinnamon to prevent sunburn. as a sunscreen. >> and eggs. >> great source of protein. i recommend egg whites and then occasionally a yolk. part of the metabolic diet. rapidly lose weight and maintain truth. >> this is something i started using after my cancer diagnosis, it is just wonderful. only a little pinch. i can't say it route. >> tumeric and what's in there is a cancer killing agent and alzheimer's studies, it's the key. curry dishes, try to get it in your diet. >> a dab will do you. >> very powerful.
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>> watercress. you and everyone out there eat three or four times a week. studies out of uk says it can regulate a bio chemical factor that actually drives breast cancer so this is very powerful. also seems to be working on prostate cancer and a few others. clears acne by the way, wonderful. >> oh, by the way. >> all right. now you said you can buy all the expensive beauty products you want throw them out. >> this is the trick. salmon. >> you eat it three days in a row and watercress salad, you will look so differenteople will think you were on vacation. >> thee days? that's it. >> you can see -- >> a wedding, a big presentation, three-day diet. >> gentleman here is like what's the name of that book? we have some recipes. don't have any time but recipes we'll put online to let people know what to do. we'll eat a little as we talk about this stuff. winter vegetable, cloud ber and
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salmon on do you mind if i have a little. wolves coming up.
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time t time to get up close with wolves. casey anderson takes a stunning look at yellowstone on "expedition wild" and he has "the story of brutus." we weren't kidding about getting up close. this is wolfer. >> she's a 2-year-old gray wolf. >> only 2. >> yeah. she's getting close to full size here. but you can see she is big enough to take down an elk. >> man, she is huge and she is very, very strong and you were telling us before that this show you're doing on nat geo is the most controversial. >> a wolf is an animal that you either love or hate.
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since we were kidding from little red riding hood you get that seed planted of negativity but they're essential to the ecosystem and 15 years ago reintroduced them to yellowtone national park and since then we're seeing great things happen. but not everybody wants them around. they do pose a big threat to livestock. >> why were they reintroduced in the first place. >> 1927 they were literally eradicated because of their you know threat to livestock. and soon after, you know, you see overpopulations in elk, the elk and willow is going away, the moose were going away, the beavers were going away so the balance is out of whack. now that they're reintroduced to get that back into balance, you're seeing great things happen. but there's people that live in and around that area that have cow, that have sheep and the wolves once in a while will go and have one of them for lunch. >> so they're trying to fight it right now. >> they are and, you know, you can't blame them.
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you know, they have a right to their livelihood and, you know, it's my hope that people will understand the wolf for what they are and their importance but also understand the people that have to deal with them every day and, you know, hopefully trike a compromise and we can find a middle ground. >> she's so -- she's so relaxed right now, but you actually allowed yourself to get bitten by -- >> i did and one of the episodes of "expedition wild" i put on one of those dog arm sleeves and had a wolf actually bite my arm and yank on it so i can get a feeling of what an elk or a bison go through. >> it was powerful jaws. >> almost took me off my feet. >> they won't naturally attack humans. >> you know, it's very, very rare, in fact, this all of history there's only been one circumstance that i know of that's actually been justified by evidence. >> un provoprovoked attack on a. >> they're so afraid of humans. i see them all the time in yellowstone. they want nothing to do with you. they'll run away and mind their own business.
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>> you say man is their greatest enemy. >> absolutely their greatest enemy. want them around they won't be around and, you know, these family, these ranchers in the paradise valley around yellowstone national park have a live liehood and need to protect it. you can't blame them, but i don't think they understand the wolf. and it's my hope that i can have both my neighbor, both the ranchers and the wolves come to a common ground and we can strike a compromise, we can co-exist with these animals because we are the adaptive species and have the ability to do that. >> are they in any danger of going away. >> in the lower 48 states they really are. we are taking away their habitat. when we do that we take away their food sources and a lot of people look at them as a pest an as long as they're considered a pest, they're always at a threat. >> okay, casey anderson, thanks very much. thank you much, wolfer. i was a little worried today but you were gre
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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tomorr tomorrow you sit down with -- >> bob woodward. he'll speak to diane tonight. i'll spend the rest of the day getting this wolf hair off. it's everywhere. >> have a great day, everyone. we're looking outside now. periods of heavy rain will generally be the rule for the rooftop. we had one band pass to the north. while showers dot the area now we expect heavier rain from virginia and the carolinas. you can spot this on the wide view as an area of low pressure continues to spin its way across the deep south.
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eastern shore in the 70s, 60s north and west. along that boundary we pump in a lot of this moisture. it will be a rainy day, heavier rain arriving early afternoon and through this evening. we could see an additional two to three inches of rainfall, maybe even the slight risk of storms turning severe, especially around the bay and eastern shore. today we're expecting to have ourselves a day, holding about 72 degrees for the 2-degree guarantee with warmer temperatures south and east. a thunderstorm possible with some localized flooding this afternoon. morep that heavy rain to -- more of that heavy rain to continue into the night. here's the roads with kim. >> harrisburg expressway southbound, a little congested between mount carmel road approaching belfast. it slows again from padonia towards the beltway. as we look at the west side though it continues to be jammed on the outer loop between 795 to the wilkens avenue. these delays there are still close to 20 minutes additional towards the regular commute time. keep that in mind. working several incidents around the area in
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reisterstown, accident at franklin boulevard andico deemas road. in - nicodemus road. and park heights avenue and the beltway. and another crash at cold spring lane and tam rind. and downtown a crash at north paca and west mulberry. in parkville, an injury accident at taylor avenue and old harford road. stay with us because "good morning maryland" is next.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.


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