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good morning, america. breaking overnight, fight on a flight. >> hey, bud. you do that to me and i'll knock you flat. >> a passenger and an airline employee almost coming to blows after a mother of two is reduced to tears. >> you can't use violence with baby. give me back my stroller please. >> what set off this latest chaotic scene on board an aircraft. passengers speaking out this morning and the airline's response. nearing a milestone. president trump closing in on 100 days in office. so, what about his promises? >> what follows is my 100-day action plan to make america great again. >> as he gets ready to tackle tax reform, what a looming government shutdown could mean for his plans. plus, trump's spot on that big
benchmark. >> a lot of good things are happening. thank you, folks. inside the cabin, abc news giving you an exclusive look where a tennessee teacher and his 15-year-old student were found in the remote california wilderness. how they managed to evade police. the teen now reunited with her family. and florida wildfires, raging flames coming dangerously close to these houses. residents forced to flee their homes. the intense battle to protect property and find an arsonist on the loose. good morning. as we come on the air vice president mike pence is over in australia apparently trying to mend some fences with the prime minister there. a major ally who as you may remember had a pretty contentious phone call with president trump a few weeks ago. >> this comes as the president
is barreling toward the big landmark, his 100th day in office. can he fulfill some major campaign promises before then? we're talking health care and tax reform. we're going to have much more on all the developing political stories coming up. we start here this morning with a story that broke overnight. a fresh confrontation on board an air plain going viral yet again. in this new video you can see a young mother toddler in arms weeping after a confrontation with a flight attendant. >> then another passenger, this man, look at him, leaps into the fray loudly arguing with that same american airlines crew member. all this comes, of course, after that infamous video of a united passenger being dragged off a flight for refusing to give up his seat he paid for. abc's phillip mena is covering it all from our l.a. bureau. for us this morning. hi, phillip. >> reporter: hi, paula. good morning. earlier this month it was united airlines in hot water for that video of that passenger who was dragged out of his seat. this morning, it is american s airlines feeling the heat after an intense altercation caught on video. >> hey, bud, hey, bud.
you do that to me, and i'll knock you flat. >> you stay out of this. >> reporter: this video recorded by a passenger in the moments just after an intense confrontation between a mother traveling with two young children and an american airlines flight attendant. >> you can't use violence with baby. just give me back my stroller. please. >> reporter: witnesses say the flight attendant nearly struck one of the children as he was trying to remove the stroller from the overhead bin. >> very upset and grabbed it and just pulled it, yanked it off violently and stormed off the plane with it. >> reporter: within moments tony fierro, a fellow passenger, stands up to demand answers from the cabin crew. >> what's the guy's name that did that? with the stroller? >> reporter: when the flight attendant returned he and fierro immediately clashed. >> hey, bud, hey, bud, you do that to me, and i'll knock you flat. >> you stay out of this. >> come on, try it, try it, try it. >> why don't you. >> try it, you get the hell off me.
>> come on. bring it on. >> you don't know what the story is. >> i don't care what the story is. no one hurts a baby. >> a baby almost got hurt. that just fired me up. >> reporter: american airlines says the crew member was removed immediately from duty adding, we are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused this passenger and her family. the actions of our team member captured here do not appear to reflect patience or empathy, two values necessary for customer care. the on board outrage comes just two weeks after united airlines publicly apologized for this video of a passenger bloodied as he was forcibly removed from a flight. in addition to that apology, american airlines rebooked the woman and her family on another flight and upgraded them to first class. dan, paula. >> seemed to be traumatic for many of the people involved. phillip, thank you. we're going to move on now to the countdown to president trump's 100th day in office. >> the president is simultaneously calling this landmark, quote, ridiculous while seemingly racing to cram
in some major achievements including possibly a revived health care bill before the big day arrives. >> in a surprise move, the president now says he'll unveil for major new tax cuts. this coming wednesday, days before the 100th landmark. >> that landmark but all this is playing out against the backdrop of a looming government shutdown and matt dowd is standing by here, but we're going to start with abc's david wright in washington for us this morning. hi, david. >> reporter: hi, paula. hi, dan. that 100-day milestone is fast approaching, but the president is now lowering expectations. his big ambitions, bogged down in the swamp he vowed to drain. president trump on his first president trump on his first visit to the treasury department with a big announcement this week. >> we will be having a big announcement wednesday having to do with tax reform. >> reporter: but with his tax reform effort barely begun, and the government now under threat of a shutdown, it looks unlikely he'll get done all he promised in his gettysburg address. >> the new government of, by and
for the people. believe me. >> reporter: that's where back in october trump laid out what he called his contract with the american voter. >> what follows is my 100-day action plan to make america great again. >> reporter: that speech outlined some big ideas to reform government. >> we're going to have the wall, mexico is going to pay for the wall. we're going to suspend immigration from terror prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. >> reporter: and america's place in the world. >> i will direct my secretary of the treasury to label china a currency manipulator. >> reporter: some items trump has fulfilled including a new supreme court justice to replace antonin scalia. a tougher line on immigration. and a threat to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, but on other promises -- >> the repeal and replace obamacare act. >> reporter: -- he's fallen well short of the mark.
>> remember this, we had no democrat support so now we'll go for tax reform. >> reporter: now as he approaches the 100-day mark, he calls that benchmark a ridiculous standard. >> a lot of good things are happening. thank you, folks. >> meaning you'll get a health care vote next week? >> it doesn't matter. next week doesn't matter. >> reporter: one week left before he hits that 100-day mark. not a single major piece of legislation passed. the president clearly has a few more items that he's racing to get done, but it's safe to say he's finding that governing is a bit tougher than running a business or a campaign. dan, paula. >> yeah, certainly it. quick question for you. want to talk about a small diplomatic victory. president trump quietly negotiating with egypt for the release of an american aid worker who had been in prison for the last three years. can you tell us how it all went down? >> reporter: well, this is aya hijazi. you see her there in the oval office. she and her husband american aid worker they ran something called the belady foundation, a haven
for street children in cairo been in prison since may of 2014 on trafficking charges. no evidence ever presented against them, but the president and his team worked quietly for weeks negotiating with the egyptian president el sisi. and they finally sent a u.s. government plane to fly them home. >> and the president saying there was no quid pro quo in exchange for her as well. >> sitting in the chair a short while beforehand. let's bring in abc news political consultant matt dowd and, matt, good morning. >> good morning. >> thanks for coming on. let's get back to this 100-day thing. how important is this landmark really? aren't there presidents who didn't get much done in the first 100 days and went on to get a lot done? >> it's really a pr standard that franklin delano roosevelt established. he was the first one to establish this because obviously in the midst of the great depression he wanted to convey some level of confidence. it's important in that regard. there's no correlation or relationship between a success of a first 100 days and the success of a presidency or a
re-election. jimmy carter and george herbert walker bush had great first 100 days and both ended up losing their re-election fights in the end. it's important it's a pr standard and the funny thing is, donald trump is actually -- is one that set the bar on this. i think he talked about it 17 or 18 different times about how successful his first 100 days was going to be and now as we've seen from his communication the last 24 hours he calls it a ridiculous standard that he actually set over the last six months. >> he seemed to establish those president obama parameters to begin with. talking about a government shutdown looming but president trump is saying that a lot can happen. he's not only going to prevent the government from shutting down but unveil tax reform and a new health care plan. is that possible in the next week? >> it's very possible that he will unveil it. it's almost impossible that it will actually happen. i think the pressure is on. he tried this with health care and the funny thing is as he has the republican senate that he
has, the republican house that he has and he's been unable to get anything through that, so i think he's going to unveil it to some big fanfare but the chances of that happening are small. >> quickly let's talk about foreign affairs. we got at the top of the show vice president mike pence in australia apparently trying to smooth things over with a major ally after a contentious phone call with their leader and ours shortly after the inauguration. as we approach the 100-day mark how is trump doing on foreign affairs? >> when you look at the vice president usually they go to see dead leaders. right? vice presidents usually are sent to funerals as opposed to live leaders. i think that if donald trump is the caffeine of the administration, mike pence is the valium of the administration which is, let's everybody calm down. it's all going to be okay. don't worry about it. we're going to maintain this. i think this is what donald trump is going to ultimately struggle with through his presidency. he ran on dealing with the economy. we haven't heard a word one about the economy in the last month because of all of these
foreign policy issues. that's what i think is going to dog him for the next year. >> matt, thank you. we like to view the division of labor as paula is the caffeine. i'm the valium. >> perfect. >> he's the calm one. >> what's ron? what's ron? >> ron is a victor of both. depends on the day. depends how much caffeine he's had. matt, thank you. really appreciate it. >> thanks, matt. we move on to another major story this morning. that rescued teenager elizabeth thomas who is said to be resting this morning after reuniting with her family six weeks after she was allegedly kidnapped by her former teacher and this morning we're getting an exclusive tour of the cabin where that nationwide manhunt came to an end, and abc's eva pilgrim is in columbia, tennessee, with the latest on all of this. eva, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, elizabeth is now back in tennessee, but this morning we're learning more about those days before investigators were able to find her. this morning, a look inside the remote california cabin where a tennessee teacher and his
15-year-old former student were finally found. 50-year-old tad cummins in fbi custody and facing federal charges after allegedly kidnapping elizabeth thomas and going on the run for over a month. >> the food i gave them. >> reporter: abc news getting an exclusive tour of that cabin. inside plywood walls, leftover food sitting on bare floors, along with survival gear, toilet paper and very little else. >> search warrant papers. >> reporter: these documents left behind by investigators listing some of the items seized as evidence. bed rolls, socks, beer cans. the two disappearing march 13th from columbia, tennessee. an affidavit saying the pair stayed at a super motel 8 in oklahoma city before going to that walmart where they were caught on surveillance video. days later, the pair moving to a super 8 in guymon, oklahoma, before arriving at this northern california cabin approximately
two weeks ago. the two temporarily moving on to a nearby commune but were not accepted into the group. >> there were all kinds of indications that something a little strange going on. >> reporter: the two returning to the cabin where caretaker griffin barry says he saw an amber alert poster and called authorities. surrounded, cummins surrendered without incident. elizabeth and her family are now in a safe locate. we are told she is comfortable and resting. her family telling me they are overjoyed to have her bak home. guys. >> eva, we know you've been reporting on this from the very beginning. great work, eva. joining us from washington is abc news consultant brad garrett, a former fbi special agent. brad, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so, brad, the pair, they were found in a remote area in california. was this a well-planned attempt to get off the grid in your estimation? >> no, in fact, they're lucky they didn't get caught before a month. paula, look at this. he goes, he stays in mainstream hotels. he goes into a walmart.
when we saw that walmart video, i said to myself, they're going to get caught because he's making every mistake by touching the public. touching stores, touching hotels, et cetera, so this doesn't surprise me. >> from your personal experience how do you balance the need to get information out of a victim who's been through a traumatic situation with the need to give that person time and space to heal? >> the key, dan, is you have to let them talk at length before you ever interview them. whether it be a 15-year-old and i've interviewed literal dozens of sexual assault victims, you have to let them go up, go down emotionally. once you get them to a smooth spot have them walk through what happened. the difficult questions like in any interview you obviously wait till the end. >> and she's still a child. you don't want to put the words in her mouth for her, so you have to let her tell her own story, correct? >> correct, paula, but you also don't want to wait to interview her. because there's a thing where
statements will change as more people talk to you. so the real key is they need a talented officer or agent to talk to her that's interviewed kids of this age that have been traumatized. >> all right, brad, thanks for your analysis. this morning. we do want to move now to newly released video of a tragic accident, a police officer in florida fatally shooting a woman during a training exercise last summer. that officer is now fighting to get back on the police force, and abc's adrienne bankert has more. >> reporter: in this newly released police surveillance video of this august shooting death, you see mary knowlton, the 73-year-old former librarian step in front of the crowd. it's her turn to take part in a shoot, don't shoot scenario. playing the armed assailant is punta gorda police officer lee coel, who at this moment has no idea the gun he's holding is loaded with real bullets. this is supposed to be a role playing exercise like the one seen here in these pictures from facebook, a police training demonstration for gun owners,
but right here when coel starts firing knowlton falls to the ground. her husband right there watching it all unfold. >> went and tried to save her life, and i was just in shock. i just didn't know what to do. >> reporter: at first the crowd in the police station parking lot isn't sure what's happening until they see her bleeding. >> he turned her over, and she looked horrible. you know, blood all over the place, and i thought, oh, my god. >> reporter: coel and the other officers run toward her. coel seen removing his mask as he realizes what just happened. officers scrambling contacting paramedics. knowlton pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. >> lee coel was not responsible for miss knowlton's death. >> reporter: an investigation by the florida department of law enforcement shows no evidence that coel intended to shoot or kill knowlton. and coel is pleading not guilty to felony manslaughter charges and was fired from his job, but he believes he's being unfairly singled out. the chief of police was charged with negligence and indefinite paid administrative leave. we'll find out what happens.
>> that's really a sad story. thank you very much. thank you, adrienne. let's check the weather now and get it out to rob marciano who is in new york's central park for earth day. he's also tracking severe weather down south. hey, rob. >> hey, good morning, guys. what better way to celebrate earth day than to be in central park. big day todabig day today the mr science happening new york city and central park west and washington, d.c. and thousands across the world. there are storms marching across the mid section of the country. damage in oklahoma city wind gusting to 70 miles per hour taking you on trees and power lines. now the storms are moving into tennessee. the severe weather threat stretches from birmingham to jackson mississippi, and across the southeast. it will develop into a coastal low as it slows down tonight and tomorrow with the storms in atlanta and off the coast of the carolinas, heavy rain in mid
atlantic, 4 inches or more sunday into monday. now for the local forecast. good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. we have cloud skies and showers popping up pushing off the coast of cape may, wildwood and sea isle city. there's the view, lots of clouds this morning, expect to see that through the majority of the afternoon. 59 degrees today. periods of rain. tomorrow, we catch a break, 63 sun, more rain arrives monday and tuesday, temperatures in the 50s. a few minutes. >> great reminder, rob, thank you. we miss you in here. ron is going to struggle through his newscast this morning. >> i think he's coming back in a little while hopefully. >> what's popping? >> well, good morning to you, dan and paula. good morning to you. welcome back from hawaii.
>> thanks. >> and good morning, everyone. we're going to begin in florida where at least 800 homes have been evacuated as firefighters work through the night battling a large brush fire officials are calling suspicious in origin. residents of indian lakes estates south of orlando under mandatory evacuation orders, flames rising as high as 150 feet in the air and spreading to at least 600 acres. authorities vowing to find out who is responsible. >> i can tell the arsonist you see this fire, it's hot. we're going to be a lot hotter on you until we get you in jail. >> police saying there have been a series of suspicious fires in that area during the last few weeks. in san francisco, power has now been restored to close to 90,000 customers affected by an outage caused about by a circuit breaker fire in an electric substation in parts of the city people trapped in elevators and traffic came to a chaotic halt as about a quarter of the city's traffic lights went black. the outage started around 9:00 in the morning.
power was finally restored just after 5:00 p.m. in phoenix, police are questioning what they're calling a person of interest in the serial highway shootings that killed seven people and wounded two others in nine separate incidents. the man being questioned is already in jail. he's not yet been named as a suspect. it's unknown if the victims were targeted or randomly selected. and a huge criminal penalty for volkswagen. a federal judge ordering the german carmaker to pay a $2.8 billion fine for cheating on diesel emission tests. the ruling comes after volkswagen pleaded guilty to programming the vehicles to turn on pollution controls during testing then switched them off afterward. volkswagen also paying a $1.5 billion civil fine. and california, surveillance video capturing some brazen thieves dressed as construction workers as they attempt to rob a watch store in the bay area. you see them talking to -- well, through talking to the owner. one man sprayed them in the face with some kind of substance while another smashed the displays with a baseball bat.
a third man waiting outside but the owner reaches for his weapon and scares off the robbers before they can take anything. happy ending, i guess. back to you guys. >> not that happy of an ending, wow. >> well, he avoided being robbed, but quite a bit of mayhem there. >> absolutely. >> a lot of damage to the store, i imagine. >> damage to the story and his psyche. >> what people will do for a swatch watch, i tell you. >> all right. ron, thank you very much. >> swatch watch. >> the bespectacled ron claiborne this morning. >> i know, it's your favorite look. great look. >> my favorite look at the very least. here's what's coming up on "gma" on this saturday morning. an nba star accused of domestic violence. what jeff withey's former fiancee is saying about the alleged incident. ron will have that story after the break. plus, that big story we're talking about, an abc exclusive, caitlyn jenner opening up in a one-on-one interview with diane sawyer talking about her relationship with her children since her transition to a woman. we're right back on this saturday morning. "good morning america" is
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you, 8:27 saturday april 22. i'm gray hall. let's take a live look outside for you this morning. sky6 live hd over the platt bridge, gray, gloomy, dreary. meteorologist chris sowers has an update of the accuweather forecast. >> reporter: that's the call from accuweather today, gray. periods of rain especially early on. morning rain, after shower.
59 degrees is the forecasted high. sun and clouds. tomorrow, 63. monday and tuesday, the system that we're watching everything kind of reloads, more clouds and wet weather, temperatures in the 50s for highs. wednesday, thursday, friday, we pull out of it. 74, 83. friday, turning warmer, sunshine, 87. >> good weather eventually on the way. that's it for "action news," we're back in 30 minutes. i'm gray hall. stay tuned for more "good morning america." make it a great day. ♪
welcome back to "gma" on a saturday. happening right now a big push as president trump tries to fulfill some campaign promises as he nears his 100th day in office. can he revive health care reform, roll out a big plan for a tax cut and work with congress on a plan to keep the government from shutting down? also right now france is on alert. heightened security as voters prepare to head to the polls on sunday. that country's presidential election taking place just three days after the killing of a policeman by a suspected islamic militant in paris. and also on the mend, former president george h.w. bush, great to see that smile, doing better this morning as he recovers from pneumonia in a houston hospital. he is expected to stay there through the weekend but this is his third hospitalization this year. it's great to see him in good spirits.
>> yeah, we're pulling for him this morning. >> we're going to start here this half hour with the story of jeff withey. he's the utah jazz player now accused of domestic violence by his former fiancee. >> she says she has proof pointing to old text messages as evidence. now, withey's team is weighing in this morning and ron has more on this story. good morning again, ron. >> good morning. the alleged incident occurred last year in california in l.a. when the couple was still together and, in fact, still at that time engaged to be married. ex-"playboy" playmate kennedy summers now accusing her ex jeff withey, utah jazz center of domestic violence. l.a. police confirming summers filed a report tuesday of an alleged incident occurring last year. >> the nba needs to get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible. >> reporter: withey's attorney denying what he calls salacious and patently false allegations accusing summers of a vicious and calculated attempt by an angry former girlfriend to damage his good reputation. summers firing back on twitter
with what she calls her proof. old text messages allegedly apologizing she says for beating her. messages she says are from withey after an incident that led to a call to 911. they read, i hurt you and i'm sorry. i swear i will never hurt you again. withey has not been charged with a crime, and the utah jazz team says it is collecting further information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation. >> lob it. withey with the big, big finish. >> reporter: the fourth year center isn't facing any punishment yet from the league but the nba has been issuing harsher penalties to some of its players accused or convicted of domestic violence. professional sports leagues facing intense scrutiny over their domestic abuse policies. in the wake of former nfl running back ray rice's two-game suspension for this 2014 incident seen in this tmz video
with his now wife janay public backlash led to his indefinite suspension, later overturned by a federal judge. >> every league has learned from what the nfl went through with ray rice. and every league has learned to take all of these allegations extremely seriously. >> withey did not play in friday's jazz/l.a. clippers game but he did suit up. the l.a. county district attorney's office is investigating this case and whether the allegations will lead to criminal charges. they will make that decision later. we've got a lot more work to do, hey is your town an earth day theme. check it out, the forecast looks like this with earth texas, 64, planet arkansas, 64. across the southwest we'll be heating up, that includes southern california temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s in many spots.
that's a check of the national headlines, here's the local forecast. >> reporter: good morning everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. clouds and drizzle out there this morning. periods of rain this morning, leftover shower during the afternoon, some sun tomorrow. ur, bill ulfelder, the director in new york. great day. it's earth day. >> big day. >> i try to think about it every day. what can i do?hehe environment? >> there are so many things we can do. the first is think about our energy consumption, little things like turning off the lights. riding public transportation, ride a bike to work. walk to work. buy renewable energy instead of carbon-based energy. so, those are good steps. another is reduce waste, compost, recycle. reusable bags instead of plastic bags and just get outside. plant a tree.
i'm a forester, so that's always a good thing to do for the planet. >> reduce that and carbon, as well. great to be outside not just earth day but it's the march for science day happening in new york and d.c. and around the world. what is the goal of this march? >> well, i think the goal of the march is really about raising the awareness of the power and hope of science. and i think of -- i have a colleague at work at the nature conservancy. her name is rose and rose was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and it was science that detected the cancer and it was science that found the cure. so it's actually a chemical property from coral reefs that they use to treat the cancer that rose had and she's now cancer-free, so science to me is all about hope and the possibility for a future and a bright planet for all of us. people and nature. >> i love it. it's saving lives and making our lives better here on earth. >> right on. >> bill, thanks so much. >> thanks, rob. thanks a lot. a reminder, as you march for science today, it's nonpartisan,
it's not republican, it's not democrat. it's not liberal. it's not conservative. it is the essence of objectivity. all right, guys, happy earth day. back inside to you. >> all right, get on in here, i hear we have food coming up later on the show. i know you'll be interested in that. >> sweet. >> i knew that was going to work. all right, thank you, rob. coming up on "gma," caitlyn jenner two years later after her groundbreaking interview with abc's diane sawyer now opening up in an abc news exclusive on what it's like to live as a woman.
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caitlyn jenner opening up this morning on what it's like to live as a woman two years after her intimate interview with abc's diane sawyer. >> and in their latest one-on-one talk, the former olympic champ revealing how her priority now is her family. >> cute little kid. looks just like me, doesn't he? >> reporter: home movies of a high-spirited, high-energy dream dad. >> wave good-bye to mommy. good-bye. >> reporter: the athlete effortlessly lifting his children in the air. >> come on. get on your bike. let's go for it. >> reporter: this picture is still her favorite. jenner children, kardashian stepchildren all together. >> i'm so glad it's in my memory bank. >> reporter: but there is always a story that pictures don't tell like how a dream dad was
wrestling with gender falling into a depression. >> i just kind of dropped out of society, and also i dropped out as a parent. >> reporter: but at the time of the announcement two years ago, jenner's four older children sent word they wanted to be supportive, to go on camera to say the past is past, and they're happy to see their dad's suffering gone. >> i just told him how proud i was of him and how inspired i was. >> the first thing i thought was, oh, it finally makes sense. >> yeah. >> they still calling you dad? >> yeah, still calls me dad. >> reporter: two years ago -- >> kids -- >> reporter: -- when life held out the possibility that caitlyn jenner could now be present every day in a way that bruce was not. >> some i have remained very close to, and a couple of them i'm a little more distant. i have to admit i'll sit here and wonder, is it because of me transitioning or is it because their life is so busy that they don't call all the time. >> nobody calls dad much.
i mostly reach out to them. obviously the jenner side calls more, but they all have their own lives. >> reporter: and caitlyn jenner says she has a lesson for every parent and an irony. your children can accept if you change your gender, but they'll never forget all the times dad wasn't there. >> there's no excuse for not being a good parent no matter how many problems that you have. no excuse for that. >> reporter: the jenner children have sent word they prefer to stay private instead giving us a statement, we love our father and have deep admiration for her bravery. every family has unique milestones, but we can honestly say caitlyn's gender transition has brought our family closer. >> at the end of the day, that's what it's all about. is your family. caitlyn will be live on "gma" on monday to discuss all of this as well as her new book "the secrets of my life." that's monday on "gma." >> we'll be watching. coming up on "gma" this morning, how to tell if you are,
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welcome back, everyone. in today's "weekend download" obsession with beauty, it can become a sickness. look no further than this video of young girls uttering the words they may have heard their mother say. >> i would be happy if my legs were skinnier. >> my thighs are too chunky. >> my eyelashes aren't long enough. >> i hate -- >> i hate -- >> my stomach. >> i hate my hips. >> oh, that is so hard to hear, and i'm sure it strikes a chord
with so many moms out there. joining us northwestern university professor renee engeln, author of the new book "beauty sick." renee, we want to thank you so much for being here. that was powerful video we just saw. you say our obsession with our looks is hurting girls, it's hurting women. can you explain to us the symptoms of beauty sickness and why is it a problem? >> absolutely. beauty sickness is what happens when you get so worried about how you look that it takes time and energy and emotional resources away from things that are more important to you. it's the result of living in a culture that teaches women the most important thing they can be is beautiful or sexy and all that focus on appearance leaves a lot of girls and women feeling pretty awful about their own bodies. >> yeah, especially as we age and when the emphasis is on the external. you say the dangers of beauty sickness not just limited to women, but what are those dangers? >> the biggest danger is that you get so worried about your appearance that it leaves you less able to engage with the world around you, but beyond that, falling short of that unrealistic beauty ideal we see
so much of can also lead to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. >> and please tell me there is a cure for this. what can we do about beauty sickness? >> one of the things we can do is to change the way we talk to our little girls. instead of telling them all the time, you're so pretty, you're so cute we can talk about all the other parts of them that matter so much more than how they look, and we can change our conversations about ourselves. getting rid of the negative body talk, all the disparaging things we say about how we look or other women look. the most important thing we can do is to remember that our bodies are not just for being looked at. they're for doing things. they're for making our way out in the world and making changes in this world. there's a lot of work to be done out there. too much work for so many women to feel so stuck in and distracted by the mirror. >> great advice, though, for our kids and for our daughters especially, but you are beautiful on the inside, renee. thank you. i want to thank you for writing this book. read it. it's a grade receipt for all the parents out there.
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♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by las vegas. all right. time for "pop news." diane is here. what's going on? >> oh, we're starting things off with chris pratt this morning cementing his place in hollywood overnight. "the guardians of the galaxy" star was honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. and it was a really emotional moment for pratt who shared the spotlight with his son and his wife, actress anna faris. pratt thanked his family including his mom noting their family was never cash rich but never lacked for love. and he then posed with his "guardians" cast members. volume 2, by the way, opens may 5th. he has a lot going on. >> looking forward to that. the first one was really good. >> it was a really sweet moment. he was obviously really big on his family but his wife also gave a big speech and said we're blessed to have this hollywood life but if we were poor we would be happy living in the woods together. >> you actually --
and the great thing is you actually believe that. >> you do. you do. >> he's a really, really good dude. >> it's nice to see this happen to someone who's just so loved by everyone who seems to come in contact with him. speaking of which, kendrick lamar surprised his fans in his hometown of compton, california, treating them to an impromptu album signing and announced the appearance on twitter a few hours before and still thousands of people lined up outside that compton place for a chance to buy his new album and meet the grammy winner in person. lamar says that he wants his success story to inspire others and he said it's only right to show face in the city that raised him. early estimates, by the way, indicate that success is going pretty well. his album could sell 560,000 copies within just a week of the debut. >> one week? >> yeah. >> do people buy physical albums anymore? >> they do if you're going to sign them. >> old school like that. i like something tangible. >> vinyl. >> not in vinyl. i like cds. >> ron is the eight track. >> the next big thing. >> ron likes the mono pod.
>> i moved on to the next segment. >> i'm not listening to you. >> as you can see we've got kfc on the desk. that's because rob lowe is the latest actor to take on the really important role of colonel sanders. in the new kfc ad he launched the new zinger sandwich. he takes it quite literally. >> but there is one question we will be able to answer with certainly very soon. can you actually launch kfc's world famous zinger chicken sandwich into space? the answer is, we certainly hope so. our entire marketing campaign depends on it. >> the whole thing is a parody of president kennedy's famous moon speech complete with lowe in a custom colonel sanders space suit. we didn't have to go to space to get them, though. we got the sandwiches right here in studio, and they will be available at kfc on april 14th. >> i always trust ron. >> they're actually hot too. >> spicy. >> very good. >> rob? >> i promised our stage manager bill who is twice my size that he could have my sandwich so i'll be good and we'll see you
tomorrow morning right here on "gma." thank you. great "pop news." i won't get you to talk with your mouth full and anything to add? nope because their mouths are filled. we'll see you tomorrow. >> this is awesome. >> i'm gray hall. coming up next on "action news" saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. a man is shot an a north philadelphia porch overnight. it's a gray morning, but meteorologist chris sowers is his the rain is not hanging around all day. a south philadelphia pizza business marks a milestone with a freebie. those stories all next on "action news" saturday morning. congressman macarthur promised to protect our health care.
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message for dreamers concerned about being deported. two new jersey police officers rush in to help a woman trapped in a car in a creek. those stories, but first to meteorologist chris sowers and the gray and dreary accuweather forecast. >> reporter: just for today, tomorrow promises to be better. let's get you outside and show you the view overlooking the ben franklin bridge there, lots of clouds this morning. still dealing with a little bit of patchy fog, the visibility is not too terribly bad. it's reduced in some neighborhoods. be mindful of that. picking up showers now. 51 his degrees in quakertown and pilots. center city, 56. media, 54. long wood and kirkwood 54 degrees. over in south jersey, everybody is uniform. 54 glassboro, vineland, woodbine. hammonton, 53. browns