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good morning, america. mall mayhem. violence erupting at malls across the country. panicked shoppers scrambling for safety on one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season. >> i see kids hitting each other. kids trampling each other so it was just madness. >> fights breaking out even reports of gunfire. was social media at the center of it all? treacherous roads and stormy skies. stopping travelers in their tracks. families snowed in. car windows turned to ice. road closures from arizona to new england. just as millions of people try to make their way home. they're calling it a christmas miracle. a family stranded in the frigid wilderness, the brave mom's desperate 30-mile hike fighting th
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save her husband and son. >> i kept thinking this isn't how my life is supposed to end. >> how her will to survive and to save her family led to one incredible rescue. ♪ ♪ well i guess it would be nice ♪ new details about the shocking death of george michael. his boyfriend's tragic discovery finding the singer dead in his bed on christmas morning. and the newly released pictures showing the star in one of his final public appearances as fans pay tribute to the man and his music. ♪ 'cause i got to have faith i got to have faith ♪ >> sending him back to the top of the charts. ♪ i got to have faith good morning, america. dan and i want to thank you for joining us on a tuesday morning. there's so much mystery surrounding the death of pop superstar george michael. we want to take another look at that newly released
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appearances looking different. he had withdrawn from public life in recent years but we've seen it all over social media. celebrity tributes pouring in overnight. we'll have more on this story coming up but it's pretty remarkable to see what's happening with his music. i got in the car and they were having a george michael marathon. >> i suspect this will last for quite a bit. he does look different in that picture. a lot to talk about on that story. however we start with the chaos at the malls. this happened across america on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. there were fight, fireworks explosions and even police in riot gear storming stores. many of the incidents caught on camera as you can see and abc's adrienne bankert is here with much more. adrienne, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. on one as you said the busiest shopping day of the year as people are returning christmas gifts and taking advantage of all those megadeals what seems to be something orchestrated online with fake fights breaking out all over the country. across the country, mal
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violence and chaos breaking out in more than a dozen shopping hot spots monday. one of the busiest days of the holiday season. >> please, please. >> reporter: in new jersey panicked shoppers fleeing for the exits at the jersey gardens mall after a loud noise during a food court fight was mistaken for gunfire. >> they just yelled shooter. somebody is shooting then we just -- after that everybody ran. >> reporter: armed police swarming the scene and several injured in the rush to evacuate. from a mall melee in illinois. >> go, go, go. >> reporter: to this tennessee mall brawl caused by fireworks igniting in a store. >> immediately people started screaming and then we looked around and saw the flood of people running towards the exit and so just got up and took off with them. >> reporter: police investigating whether social media was used to plan these disturbances. >> the crowd began to circle our officers so our officer has to call for help. >> they had rifles in the mall and they had batons to get people out of the
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colorado, a social media post told people there would be a fight at the mall. certainly makes you want to order things online. not clear who was behind them or if all these are related and as you can expect you'll see more security today at malls in your city. dan and paula. >> adrienne, great point. order online and stay safe. winter storms wreaking havoc and leaving hundreds of miles of highway hut down on what's going to be one of the busiest travel days of the year and it's only going to get worse because as rob marciano is standing by to tell us there is more snow and cold on the way. >> yes, there is. still talking about christmas day blizzard. it had slowed down run into pockets of cold air and had scenes of this, icy conditions and center of the low into canada but the tail end across the deep south. we are not quite done with this just yet. overnight, the storm system that blasted the northern plains with heavy snow and ice on c
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moving east creating a holiday week travel nightmare. in new england freeze be rain creating icy roads. cars overturned in new hampshire and springfield, massachusetts. >> on the on-ramp it was very slippery and i was watching cars slide into each other. >> reporter: winds over 60 miles per hour ripping the roof off this barn in vermont. in the northern plains residents still digging out from that massive christmas blizzard. >> i'm on the second story and the snow is right there. >> reporter: over 20 inches of snow and fierce winds causing near whiteout conditions blanketing roads and forcing 500 miles of interstate across the dakotas to shut down. >> it's pretty much buried. >> reporter: in north dakota cars and homes literally snowed in. also trapped by the wicked weather, thousands at airports around the country. >> we went up to our gate and when we find out there's a 3 1/2-hour delay. >> reporter: more than 3500 flights delayed monday. almost 4
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some stranded travelers forced to spend the night. on the warm side of the system we have foggy conditions from atlanta down across the gulf coast and might see more travel delays and the front moves through. not much colder throughout it. 10 to 20 degrees higher in the northeast. our next system comes in thursday, a coastal low and this may bring snow just to the outside of the big cities. more on that throughout the morning. >> don't come back until you have something nice to say. >> i'll work on that. speaking of not having nice things to say, politics. it started so civil, the post-election relationship between president obama and president-elect trump but now it has evolved into a nasty back and forth. donald trump unleashing a new twitter blast after president obama said he would have beat trump in the election. abc's mary bruce at the white house covering it all. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, for weeks they've put on a public good face but this morning more signs that honeymoon is over. the president and president-elect are now
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off clashing over foreign policy and who could have beaten whom. this morning it's current versus future president. in an interview president obama says he could have taken on trump. >> i am confident in this vision because i am confident that if i had run again and articulated it i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind might. >> reporter: trump is not buying it firing back saying mrez said that he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that but i say no way. trump later added the world was gloomy before i won. there was no hope. now the market is up nearly 10% and christmas spend something over a trillion dollars. it began as a cordial enough transition. >> very, very good man. >> thank you. >> reporter: but now that escalating tension coming at trump has been openly critical of the obama administration's foreign policy. objecting to a recent decision to allow the u.n. to pass a
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building settlements. now trump slamming the u.n. tweeting the organization has such great potential but right now it's just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. trump also taking to twitter overnight to defend his family's embattled charitable foundation, amid an investigation into its spending. saying that unlike most foundations it never paid fees, rent, salaries or any expenses. 100% of the money goes to wonderful charities announcing days ago he's shutting down the foundation in an effort to disentangle from potential conflicts but the new york attorney general's office says it cannot legally dissolve until that investigation is complete. now, trump has already paid a penalty to the irs after it was discovered his foundation made an improper campaign contribution. closing the foundation is just a first step. he has yet to explain how he'd distance himself from his business empire. he promised those in a press conference but later postponed
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>> more to come. mary, thank you. let's bring in chief political analyst matthew dowd who is in austin this morning. hey, matthew, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> so president obama seems to have picked this latest fight by saying he would have beaten trump in the election. why do you think he did this especially after he took such great pains to ensure civility after the election? >> reporter: well, one, i think he absolutely stated a thing he believes to be a fact that he thought he would win in this. i think a lot of these things are a bit like "the hunger games" where everybody has these alliances but as you get closer to the end then people start going after each other. the interesting thing to me in all of this is that the people that are more upset than trump and his supporters are hillary clinton and her supporters, the fact that barack obama would say i would have won this race but for the fact hillary clinton lost it i would have won it. it made them angry. >> matt, first and foremost, i'm sorry about your detroit loy yons. >> oh, my gosh. we had the green bay packers
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>> there's a new poll out, majority of americans optimistic about what will happen and the numbers are up from last year. the stock market up. trump taking credit for it. does he have a point? >> well, the only point i think he has is that there was a bunch of people that predicted the stock market would tank after the election if donald trump had won. obviously that didn't happen and is up in the course of this but donald trump is going to be fun da mentally judged what happened after the inauguration. what's the unemployment rate, what's the gas prices and stock market? all of that will be judged on a barometer starting on january 20th. that's how he will be judged in his presidency. >> as we lead up to the 20th, what are the potential consequences for america if this relationship between trump and obama continues to go south? >> well, it certainly isn't going to be what happened with george w. bush and barack obama where george w. bush faded
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and never said anything. my guess is we are looking ahead to what's going to happen on january 21st. i think barack obama is going to be very assertive and very aggressive in taking on donald trump. >> all right, less than 25 days until the inauguration. matt dowd, thanks again and it's not over yet for your lions. >> no, beat the packers. >> all right, matt, sounds good. we want to move to security stepping up in times square for new year's eve. new fears have been heightened in the wake of the terror attack in berlin and law enforcement saying no specific threat but not taking any chances and abc's linzie janis is right here in times square this morning all the way on top of that iconic building where the ball will drop. i think we can see you, linzie. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula. it's a bit windy up here. we're getting an up close look at the ball that will drop here on new year's eve. 1 million people are expected to gather for the festivities and after that wave of terror attacks at home and abroad, there will be an army of law enforcement here to try and keep people safe.
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with new year's eve just five days away, the nypd has begun ramping up security around times square surrounding streets barricaded, officers in tactical gear armed with rifles. the vigilance in response to a joint security bulletin released late last week expressing concern about unaffiliated lone offenders and homegrown violent extremists targeting the event. law enforcement still on high alert worldwide in the wake of the deadly truck attack in berlin that killed 12 and left dozens more injured. >> in light of what we've experienced in this country and the attacks that we've witnessed overseas, law enforcement has to take every situation seriously. >> reporter: according to the security document there is no specific, credible threat against the times square new year's eve 2017 celebration. but the presence of a large number of spectators represents opportunities for a mass-casualty event. in times square, close to
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million revelers expected to count down the new year. meaning security will be the city's top priority. >> people need to be able to recognize the warning signs, the behaviors that a person who is a threat exhibits. they need to report those individuals to law enforcement. >> reporter: and law enforcement officials across the country are asking anybody attending festivities on new year's eve to be extremely vigilant and, dan, in case you were wondering this ball, 12 feet across, it has more than 2500 waterford crystals. this ball drop tradition has been going since 1907. >> and it will continue this year. linzie, thank you very much for your reporting this morning. want to turn to a different kind of security concern this morning. this one outside of detroit. it involves a massive sinkhole that opened up on christmas eve. more than a dozen homes had to be evacuated. people running out with their christmas gifts in hand. abc's eva pilgrim is on the story from frazier, michigan. eva, good morning. >> reporter: if you look at this fence you can see
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home is leaning at an angle. it appears to be sliding, a sinkhole pulling it in. families anxiously waiting to see how big the sinkhole gets and what it takes next. this morning a state of emergency in fraser, michigan, a sinkhole threatening this entire neighborhood. >> we're a small town, something big has happened. >> reporter: it devoured everything above it. authorities concerned it will grow. homes, hanging in the balance. so far 22 families evacuated including sow alba who woke up early christmas eve to the sound of splintering brick. >> loud noises, cracking throughout the evening. it got progressively greater like, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: neighbor derek and his father running over to help grabbing whatever they could. >> we kept running in and out as much as we could until the police officers told us we could no longer go in because it was too dangerous. >> reporter: this issant
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problem. in 2004 a massive sinkhole opened on the same road. shutting it down for nearly ten months. but this new sinkhole even larger and officials say it could take even longer to fix. authorities blaming it on a collapsed wer pipe 45 feet under the ground. residents being urged to stay away. >> let these people get their jobs done. a devastating situation don't want it to become a tragedy. >> reporter: engineers are now working to figure out a way to get some of these families back to their homes but say that could take as much as two weeks. dan and paula. >> eva, thank you. we want to move to the mystery behind the shocking twitter hoax. you may have seen it falsely reporting that britney spears had died. it was sony music's account that was hacked causing a whole lot of confusion online. this morning new questions about who is behind it all and why they did it. abc's mara schiavocampo has the story. >> reporter: the two tweets caused a massive up
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sensation's death. britney spears is dead by accident, we will tell you more soon. then just seven minutes later, rip, britney. 1981 to 2016. ♪ spears' spokesperson immediately denying the news telling cnn britney is fine and well. there have been a few internet clowns over the years who have made similar claims about her death but never from the official sony music twitter account. >> hackers in particular like to boast. they like to show off that they are able to get in and shine a light on a company's suscep81tibility to this. >> reporter: bob dylan's twitter also spreading the false news writing, rest in peace, britney spears. >> bob dylan's case zone was handling his twitter account so these celebrities, they're not the ones driving the tweets. they have social media managers. so you have a lot of people with access to passwords. >> reporter: certain characteristics of this latest hack appear to suggest a
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connection to ourmine. a group that has previously been linked to hacks on marvel and netflix. they claim they are merely a security group whose goal is to make sure online accounts are secure. for its part, sony says their twitter account was compromised. this has been rectified. sony music apologizes to britney spears and her fans for any confusion. now, spears later posted several photos of herself making silly faces showing she is just fine and isn't taking any of this too seriously. a tip, don't use the same password for every social media account. we hear it over and over again but that's what will keep you safe. >> we have a fein note from the world of sports. paula, check this out. a rookie making his debut with the houston rockets bringing back the underhanded free throw known as the granny shot. you don't see this often. chinanu onuaku told "sports illustrated" he knows people are going to make fun of him but, qu
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people think. apparently he struggled with free throws in college and his coach encouraged had him to go underhand and it worked. >> hey, you know what, if it'll bring up your shooting percentage -- how do you shoot yours. >> i miss every time. >> maybe you should try the granny. >> i probably should if i had as much intestinal ford today as that man has. >> i bet you rob has never. >> i have but there's nothing sexy about an air ball. whatever you need to do to get it in, you do it. sexy snow heading into the northwest. this is the good news of this system. winter storm warnings getting pounded by it. sun valley, big sky in mt. hood, as well. another storm that brings one to two feet and several inches of rain across the valleys.
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- rain thursday - cold & windy friday - few showers to ring in the new year today: early am showers. sunshine this afternoon. warm & breezy. highs: 60-65 winds: sw to w 5-15+ g 30 mph tonight: mainly clear. cold. lows: 33-39 winds: nw 5 mph to calm wednesday: mostly sunny. cooler. highs: 44-49 winds: se 5 mph this is not a picture of switzerland. taos, new mexico, where they certainly had a white christmas. something nice to say. you said not to come back -- >> until you had something nice to say.
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desk listens to me once in a while. >> why are you looking at me? >> i don't know. >> i always submit to my co-anchor, right? maybe not. coming up new details about the surprise death of george michael. new pictures raising new questions this morning. also an extraordinary story of survival. keep it here. if you've been diagnosed with cancer, searching for answers like where to treat, can feel overwhelming. so start your search with a specialist at cancer treatment centers of america. start with teams of cancer treatment experts under one roof focused on the delivery of precision cancer treatment. start at one of the cancer treatment centers of america hospitals near you. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at appointments available now.
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knock it out, fast. abreva. welcome back to "gma" on a tuesday morning. you're looking live at times square right here in new york city. the big apple is getting ready for its biggest party of the year, new year's rockin' eve four days away and the new york city police department planning unprecedented security for the 1 million people expected to watch th ball drop. >> i anticipate you won't be one of those 1 million. >> i'll be watching from the comfort of my couch. >> of course, you will. millions across the country feeling the force of dangerous winter storms. rob has been covering it all morning and crews worked overtime to clear hundreds of miles of roads closed by heavy snow and high winds. this as a new storm is brewing in the northwest. in politics president-elect donald trump's foundation is being ordered to stop raising money for spending it according to sources due to the new york attorney general's investigation into the foundation. it has mor
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assets. you're welcome. this one is back. sara. >> yay. >> i should have come up with a better dance. that was a little spastic. >> what else would we expect. >> nothing more. a new warning about what you're leaving out at your curb this week that might attract criminals. gio is standing by live with the post-holiday safety tip. >> looking a little suspicious in that shot. is gio the guy we should be looking out for. >> possibly. >> much more from gio coming up and much more dancing in her chair from sara haines, i promise. we begin with the in is t r tearous final months of george michael's life. fans are leaving flowers and paying respects. his home where he was found dead on christmas day and t.j. holmes has the latest on who found him. >> reporter: good morning to you and there's a lot of us still streaming nonstop, right, george michael songs and a lot dealing with ha shock and sadness of his death. but the question remains here for a lot of us, how in the
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man goes to bed on the night of christmas eve but doesn't wake up on christmas morning? we could have some answers on some medical issues coming up soon but right now we are hearing from the person who found him on christmas morning. more details this morning about the circumstances surround george michael's death, a tweet from fadi fawaz, michael's reported boyfriend says he found the singer's body. ♪ to pretend i know you're not a fool ♪ >> reporter: the london based hairdresser wrote it's a christmas i will never forget, finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning. i will never stop missing you. as friends and fans gather at michael's home to pay tribute to the singer who is believed to have passed away from heart failure at the age of 53 new pictures are emerging of michael out at dinner with a friend in his hometown of oxfordshire this past september. this them he looks a far cry from the artist. ♪ i gotta
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♪ i gotta have faith >> reporter: who fronted ten number one singles and sold more than 115 million records. ♪ baby >> reporter: song streams have increased more than 3,000% on sites like spotify. his 1987 album "faith" one of top five in the u.s. friends say the one-time pop icon had withdrawn from public life over the last couple of years as he tried to overcome struggles with drug and alcohol that plagued him through much of his career. in 2008 he was caught with drugs in a public restroom. >> i'm coming out here on my own so that you realize i just want to start again. >> reporter: a health scare in 2011 when he says he almost died from pneumonia while on tour. some now believe it could be a while before we know what led to his death. >> there's always going to be speculation but this is a person who led a troubled, complicated life. >> reporter: a complicated life
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possibly in the next few days an autopsy report to get more answers about what in the world, 53 years old. >> that's really young. >> there had to be some sort of warning signs leading up to this. >> we certainly would assume so because, this just doesn't happen. it can happen to any of us but it just doesn't usually and a lot of people are saying he didn't have a public life over the past few days and months for us to see him for us to see if there was some kind of deterioration or something going on and i was talking to dr. jen ashton. the fact that they are saying this is, of course, unexplained but not suspicious they want to do an autopsy because they want to do one that lets us know they don't even know really what happened to him and what might have happened so maybe there were no signs. >> so much mystery, all right, t.j. look forward to having you. >> you mentioned dr. ashton. we'll talk more about this with dr. ashton and heart health for all of us. you can see more about george michael's life tonight right here
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10:00 eastern. what authorities are calling a christmas miracle. that family we've been talking about stranded in the snow while on vacation at the grand canyon rescued after a life-threatening ordeal and brave mother's harrowing 26-mile journey for help. they spoke with abc news and matt gutman joins us from los angeles with the story for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, paula. this is a story of two parents incredible will to survive and save their kid. you know, it's amazing how reliant we are on these things, the gps did get the klein family car stuck in a giant snowdrift and after 45 miles of walking combined, the filmiest of cell phone signals saved them from what rescuers say was certain death. on christmas eve karen klein, her husband eric and their 10-year-old son isaac set out on a family trip to the grand canyon. their gps serving as the guide. >> we were kind of thinking, well, th
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but this is the way it's telling us to go. >> reporter: they were in the midst of a storm and their car got stuck. since eric had recently suffered a broken back and karen was a marathoner, they decided she'd be the one to get help. so she slogged back to the main road where she'd hoped to flag someone down or find a cell phone signal. after hoofing it for ten miles in snow that was three feet deep, she noticed the main highway was closed but then she remembered another entrance to the park 14 miles away. >> at that point i was dehydrated. i would take snow and put it in my cheek for hydration and i was eating twigs. >> reporter: finally after walking 30 miles for 30 hours with a pulled groin muscle, she noticed a cabin near the entrance to the park. she broke a window, crawled in and collapsed. >> i kept thinking, this isn't how my life is supposed to end. this is -- no, no, no. you know, my son
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mother. my husband needs his wife. >> reporter: meanwhile, her husband eric decided it was time to take matters into his own hands. >> we knew something was wrong because it wasn't like karen to be away. so i walked 15 miles north and at that point there was cell reception. >> we get up on the trail where there is no cashes allowed. the car is stranded. >> reporter: finally they were able to locate eric and isaac's car and tracked karen to that cabin. >> people should realize they have more strength within them than they think an to dra upon that and to not give up hope. >> reporter: so i checked in with the survival school to get a couple of tips. turns out eating snow, not such a great idea. it brings down your body temperature. also eating twigs and branchs not a terrible idea but in those conditions the most important thing, more than food and water is finding shelter. and turns out, guys, you should have lis
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always listen to your mother, you can lose 45% of your body heat by not having your head covered so put a hat on. >> great advice. >> good advice. >> very great advice. so relieved to hear that family is doing better. dan, big board is coming up. >> coming up, the jonbenet ramsey murder mystery exactly 20 years after her death. can you believe it's been 20 years. new dna testing is now set to take place. could it help track down her killer once and for all? plus, on a very different note, the after christmas crunch. millions heading out to stores across the country to return gifts. why they might be in for a rude awakening. we're back in just two minutes.
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former fbi agent brad garrett joining us this morning. brad, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so, what are police doing right now to try to solve this case and what should they be doing? >> well, first of all, the dna could be a potentially a big break. new technology which lets you work with smaller amounts of dna and even corrupted or adult rated dna to come up with a profile. that's one aspect but, dan, two other things will i believe help solve this case. a new set of eyes. when you go to a cold case you have to start over and go through the entire case again. that combined with the public's help. i realize this has been going on 20 years but i can tell you based on experience you can still solve it. >> so all that new technology to look at those 200 dna samples. the parents, john and patsy, they were exonerated in 2008. patsy passed away 2006 but you never felt that the parents were involved in this, did you? >> no and here's the reason why.
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if you look at the nature of how jonbenet died which is quite gruesome, we won't go into, it would be someone very, very, very demented, violent, sort of perverted in a way. i think the idea that burke, the son and/or the parents were involved is remote then you add the 2 1/2-page ransom note which is a bit rambling and odd, it just doesn't work for me. >> you said this before. you really do think this case can be solved even decades after the fact. >> i can tell you, dan, based on experience solving cases that are 10, 15, 20, 30 years old, when you go back and look at a case, people might have been well intended but missed places. they didn't do a complete interview or you now have new information to go back to somebody. another look perhaps at former sex offenders that lived in the neighborhood. those type of things are an area. you've got to preel back the onion and start over. >> s
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return gifts. millions of americans are heading back to the stores to wash in on unwanted presents but could they be in for a rude awakening? becky worley who is not rude, by the way, joining us with more. one of our favorite people. becky, how big of an after christmas crunch are we looking at. >> i'm not rude at all. very formal and traditionally, paula, in response to the greeting merry christmas people would say and many happy returns. well, the returns, not so happy right now. first new data on why the malls are so crowded. the national retail federation saying 46% of consumers plan to shop the after christmas sales. then you've got 42% of people saying they will return a gift. i was told there would be no math but i can tell you that those two stats add up to zero parking and 20-minute-long checkout lines. it's crowded out there. >> what about the idea some stores are making it harder to return gifts by shortening the wiow
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return windows vary by store. we talked about the fact that return window on drones can be as short as 14 days at some stores. let's talk about overall store policies though. "consumer reports" listing costco, bed, bath & beyond and jcpenney's with the best policies. no time limits. free shipping. no receipts needed then we look at some of the stores "consumer reports" say are toughest. forever 21, no cash back. gamestop, 30-day time limit. abe's of maine, policy is loaded with exceptions. and three stores that change their return policy around the holidays to make it, gee, more beneficial for them and ultimately more challenging for us consumers, kohl's, they have a deadline for premium electronics. walmart, 15-day return policy on drones, we were just talking about that. macy's, they require all returns in one year. so, guys, merry christmas.
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good luck on your returns. >> thanks. moment of honesty, if you cannot return it, do you regift it? what do you do, brad? >> of course, you do and so has everyone that's watched your show today. >> oh. >> as soon as you hear that from an fbi profiler you know it's totally cool to regift. becky, your feeling. >> i would not regift to brad because he would figure out that i'd regift it. in our family we have a policy, regifting is totally okay so long as you don't forget who gave it to you in the first place and regift it back to them. in that's a little confusing. what about you. >> i feel regift something fine as long as you tell people you are regifting. this is something i got but i don't want. >> i usually use it as like an appetizer to the actual real gift. so it's kind of in addition. it's a little bonus. i didn't want it but maybe you did. >> i'll take a gift from you any time. here's what's coming up. thank you very much, guys. coming up, we've all
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we've got a tv set here, we've got an apple display, easily about two grand worth of stuff according to the garbage and so that's what they say, thiefs are doing, they're driving around these neighborhoods looking for these boxes. they want to see what's inside your house, what you got for the holidays, because that is how they're going to be able to target your home and that's what you want to avoid. >> this is why i only leave diaper boxes out in front of the house. what do you do aside from tricking people with diaper boxes to prevent this kind of thing, gio? >> reporter: i'm so glad you asked. what you'll do, you'll want to break down a lot of these boxes, right. break them down and you want to remove any of the labeling because if you remove the labels, then they can't see what you're advertising. but you're going to go ahead and get this and put it inside the recycling bin inside your trash bin. you want to conceal it entirely from the curb. you don't want to do this because this is what gives it all away,
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>> i can't wait to give all of this advice to my husband who always takes out the recycling. >> sounds like that marriage is operating the way it should be. >> there you go. thank you very much, gio. we appreciate the excellent advice and coming up, new questions after two major celebrity health incidents. do men and women experience heart attacks differently? a question we're exploring and dr. ashton is here with a warning. sara haines outside. what's going on. >> i have officially lost all of my hearing. we've got quite a crowd outside with social media sensation cameron dallas with just a few of his 35 million followers he's sharing secrets to stardom and the idea behind ace brand-new show coming up if he survives this crowd. i can honestly tell you, i struggle no more. i've eaten everything i love. tacos, pasta... i've never felt deprived. i would say to anybody who's thinking about
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we are nearly in upper manhattan the crowd is so huge to see cameron dallas. they're comfortable out here. temperatures in the 50s. recording falling across much of the southeast up into ohio. more record highs possible tomorrow so enjoy that warmth. all this brought
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. break developments overnight fromnorthwest d.c. family members of trisha mccauley confirms her body has been found. the yoga teacher enemiesing christmas day. inside meredith they found her body. the driver was immediately taken into custody. d.c. police will be holding a news conference set to begin any minute now. we want the get an update on weather now. here's veronica johnson. some of us today may be walking around in short sleeves. today's temperatures will be rising into the 60s. we'll start with a jacket but short leaves possible by afternoon. 60 today. 40s tomorrow and 50s toward the end overrule workweek. so it is going turning cold by friday. best chance
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between seven and 9:00 a.m. we could see a shower linger between 11:00 a.m. and lunchtime. look in the new year, into the upper 40s for highs . and this morning we have some delays on the roads as well. thanks are cleared up on 395. we had an accident earlier. you can see lanes are open now. slow as you make the northbound ride now from ed sell road this morning. elsewhere, for you traveling 95 southbound we had the issue between 212 and the beltway. still slow out of maryland but no reports of any issues. still blocking a lane southbound toward the beltway . you can get more news, traffic and weather updates on good morning washington on newschannel 8. have a great day, everyone.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and fighting erupting at shopping malls across the country. causing injuries, arrests and emergency evacuations. was it all instigated on social media? ♪ zero sugar diet, the simple steps to kick starting your revolution right, 14 days to a flatter stomach with your favorite meals and the surprising foods to avoid in the new year. health alert. two shocking celebrity heart episode, the death of the pop superstar george michael and carrie fisher's serious medical emergency sparking serious questions. the big warning for women about cardiac arrest this morning. and a "gma" megamakeover just in time to ring in the new year.
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transformation and her family's priceless reaction. as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] hey, good morning, america. what a great audience we have both outside and inside. i've already been walking around inside here paying people off to laugh at whatever jokes i make. >> you have to pay us a little bit more. >> we are very excited to see the man on the screen there, youtube superstar cameron dallas. he is in times square taking over snapchat and instagram with his sister and he has more than 35 million followers. and hundreds of those. he'll tell us about his new project on netflix. >> thousands, i was just ou
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>> did you get a selfie with him. >> no, but he hugged me and then girl were ready to take me out. we'll give a "gma" megamakeover to one lucky mom and here she is, our glam squad is about to work their magic. we can't wait to see that big reveal. a very deserving mother getting a well-deserved transformation. coming up in "pop news" how oscar host jimmy kimmel is gearing up to host hollywood's biggest night. t.j. has a look at the rundown. >> good morning, and the big story the historic visit to pearl harbor. japan's prime minister is joining president obama at the "uss arizona" memorial 75 years after his country's attack. prime minister abe laid wreaths in hawaii monday to honor the victims. the u.s. ambassador to japan caroline kennedy spoke about her father when she was asked about the significance of the visit. >> inspired when president obama and also p
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get a chance to reflect on the power of the alliance and reconciliation and my father fought in the pacific so i think for me personally i think i really can't imagine an event that would be more historic and i feel so privileged to be part of it. >> this trip comes after president obama became the first sitting u.s. president to visit hiroshima. israel says it will move ahead with a plan to build more temperatures in eastern jerusalem defying a vote by the united nations security council last week which condemned the settlements. 600 new housing units are expected to be built. the u.n. vote deepened the rift between the obama white house and benjamin netanyahu ya but president-elect trump is defending israel. on monday he slammed the u.n. saying, quote, it has such great potential but right now it's just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. so sad, end quote. some disturbing video from several shopping malls across this country. police responded to at least 15 malls from connecticut to
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colorado after large fighting broke out. in some cases officer has to use pepper spray. some malls even had to be evacuated. it appears some of the fights were organized on social media and there were several arrests. no serious injuries to report. new video of thieves throwing a rock through the door of this store on madison avenue in new york and stole more than a million dollars in fur coats. some are worth $200,000 each. the thieves are on the run but apparently pretty warm right now. all but one of the inmates who escaped from a tennessee jail on christmas have been captured. the men escaped through a hole after removing a toilet from the wall. a leak rusted the bolts. the one inmate on the run serving time for aggravated robbery. the fastest animal on earth may be racing towards extinction. wildfire experts say only 7100 cheetahs remain. on another note now, an invitation
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supersized one teenager's special day. rubi garcia celebrated her 15th birthday in mexico with family, friends and look at this, thousands of strangers. that's because her dad posted a video on facebook inviting everybody to the party. everybody, promising food and prizes. you see her face there, guys. she doesn't look too thrilled about it and i think i can explain why. you'd be excited if thousands of people showed up but, guys, he didn't bring presents. a lot of people didn't bring anything. we've all had that person come to your house and eat your food and drink your liquor and then bounce. nothing. my face looks like that too. >> t.j., feels like you were excavating personal wounds on your part here. >> that's what i do on this show. this is therapeutic. >> this is therapy. >> we only did that to t.j. once. >> by the way, dan, how long has it been for you to be able to introduce sara doing "pop news." >> it's been several months. very good to have
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[ cheers and applause ] >> i'd like you to officially introduce me. >> it's time now for "pop news" and sara haines is here. >> last time i checked, dan, he said i don't know what number this is, rude. everyone is excited for the oscars including jimmy kimmel, this year's host, kimmel hit the streets to see what people knew about the upcoming awards show and found no everyone knows what was coming. take a look. >> where are you from? >> brooklyn, new york. >> brooklyn. i'm from brooklyn. do you know who is hosting the oscars? >> no, i don't. >> i'll give you a hint. he's also from brooklyn. >> oscar. >> oh. >> burn. now, that's from the first commercial for hollywood's and brooklyn's biggest night. the oscars air live on abc sunday, february 26th at 7:00 p.m. eastern. i love that show. >> he's amazing. >> he's amazing, though. >> we should go on an ses to see where oscar is
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>> i like he looked and that was his next guess, the statue. >> may not be it. and the tux didn't even clue him in. >> he needed to be like this guy right here. >> i would imagine a little intimidated to be interviewed by kimmel. >> every time someone ambushes you on the street you lose all knowledge. a great gift for a big chrissy teigen fan. the host of "lip sync battle" wore this gorgeous red dress. a 23-year-old rebecca howe love i had the tweeting to the star but seriously, when you're done with that red dress can i have it, please? ask and you shall receive. she tweeted back she was done with the dress and sent the out it? to rebecca who said she'll wear it on new year's. can you imagine tweeting to someone that. >> really cool. >> chrissy teigen does such a good job engaging her followers. >> like an
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seriously sending a dress. >> can i have a dress when you're done. >> it's probably too big. >> stop it. >> i asked first. >> she promised. >> talk about excavating personal issues on the air -- >> working it out right here. >> next topic. >> early holiday surprise for vanessa and nick lachey welcomed phoenix robert on christmas eve. they announced it on instagram with this picture of vanessa and the newborn joining hands. vanessa's post called him a christmas miracle noting he arrived early. >> so cute. >> i met her in person and she's one of those people you can't even speak in front of because she's so gorgeous and like you said you lose every thought you had in your mind. she's one of those people. >> he's such a proud daddy here hosting halloween, the ken to my barbie and clearly vanessa was not available. so he was talking about his kids and one of those beaming proud dads. i think they're such family
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proud dads too, dan and rob. >> rob just perked up. >> i'm very proud. you, dan? >> super proud. >> speaking of proud dad, proud mom, proud parents in general, coming up our lucky mom, but this is her before putting herself in the hands of our glam squad and there she is getting ready for her big new year's eve night. what a night it's going to be for her. plus, the "zero sugar diet" 14 days to a flatter stomach with your favorite meals. dave zinczenko is here to break it down, hey, dave, see you in a minute. "gma's morning menu" is brought to you fast powerful relief of robitussin because it's never just a cough. ♪ ♪ ♪
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news, george michael's death and the actress carrie fisher's cardiac incident on a flight before christmas. abc news senior medical contributor dr. jen ashton says there are lessons here for all of us. >> 100%. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> are there differences between the way men and women experience these cardiac incidents? >> we finally know the answer is an overwhelming yes but that word has to filter out to the public. we know that there are differences in men and women in their symptoms, in the causes, in the treatment and in their survival so you need to know the common symptoms in women, take a look at this list whether you're a man or a woman, because this could truly save someone's life. the common symptoms of a heart attack in women, nausea and vomiting. they get a stomach flu-like symptom, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue or chest discomfort. it doesn't always have to be pain but pressure. if you are a woman and feeling something bizarre from your jaw to your belly button, call 911. think heart attack. it's better be to be wrong than dead. >> some
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themselves as something else. flu-like symptoms. this is your platform. there is a crisis in women's health knowledge and women actually knowing more about this particular topic, it's killing people. what do you mean. >> it's killing people, i think women don't know about their own bodies and the medical profession still has a lot to learn about gender differences and how different diseases present male versus female. i think if you look at these statistics, this is jaw dropping. at least -- 90% of women have at least one risk factor for heart disease and are unaware of it. only 36% of black women know heart disease is the number one killer of women. hispanic women, only 12% of hispanic women have ever discussed heart disease with their health care provider. we need to do better in the medical world but women need to take the reins of this themselves. >> dr. jen, you just last friday you discussed a study from the
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showed an increase in out of hospital cardiac arrests. now, cardiac deaths, does this apply to, you know, this clearly involves george michael but also possibly carrie fisher. what can we do to avoid split we're seeing it because these are world known celebrities but this is happening to the everyday person. i think the key thing about heart disease is 80% of heart disease is preventable if you modify risk factors. if you look at these risk factors for women, adverse pregnancy outcomes, sneaking, overweight and obesity, elevated numbers in cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure. control these and you can lower the risk of heart disease. >> thank you so much. speaking speaking of overweight, simple steps to kick start your resolution as it applies to your diet. the secret to the zero sugar diet with dave zinczenko after the break.
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oh, my goodness. the biggest crowd of the year so far. where are you from? >> atlanta, georgia. >> the atl. you? >> lafayette, louisiana. >> where you from? >> new york. >> new york and who are you here to see? >> cameron. >> oh, what a shock.
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>> san antonio, texas. cameron dallas here. they're going bananas for him. cold across the upper midwest and another cold shot coming through, tuesday highs kind of seasonable, a bit of a windchill in chicago. friday, once the nor'easter goes through chillier temperatures for the weekend. we arewinter day - rain thursday - cold & windy friday - few showers to ring in the new year today: early am showers. sunshine this afternoon. warm & breezy. highs: 60-65 winds: sw to w 5-15+ g 30 mph tonight: mainly clear. cold. lows: 33-39 winds: nw 5 mph to calm wednesday: mostly sunny. cooler. highs: 44-49 winds: se 5 mph thank you very much, rob and i'm here now with
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nutrition and wellness contributor, dave zinczenko. dave z. as we call him. he has a new book called "zero sugar diet," the 14-day plan to flatten your belly, crush cravings and help keep you lean for life. i'm suddenly sucking in nye stomach talking about flattening our stomach. low fat, low carb, you say zero sugar is the solution, why. >> we're getting so many added sugars a day, up to 400 calories' worth of added sugar. it's like four types what's recommended and these are empty calories that do nothing. so zero sugar diet is easy, it's for everybody and effective and you'll strip away the added sugars from your diet and lose up to 16 pounds in 14 days. >> that's what we're talking about, added sugars. >> we brought along -- you have a couple of everyday foods and the nutrition labels can be really deceiving. can we talk about these particular foods and how much added sugar is in each. >> food manufacturers are putting added sugars in everything and you haven't really been able to tell the
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difference between the natural sugars or the added sugars. you take a half a cup of pasta sauce here and you think, well, why would there be sugar in that but the sugar equivalent is one glazed doughnut. >> to a half cup of pasta sauce. yeah, so if you look at -- >> startling. >> maybe you think you're doing something healthy having my yogurt with fruit on the bottom. some of those brands are more than 27 grams of added sugar. that's the equivalent of three glazed doughnuts. >> are you going to frown on me if i eat one of these because the new year isn't for a couple of days? >> i won't judge you. >> we have smoothies. >> so you go and get your large smoothie which is sometimes four servings, that's represented here and that's 25 sugar -- equivalent of 25 glazed doughnuts, paula. i mean you wouldn't eat it. why would you drink it. >> i had no idea but you think it is possible to go through your day without any added sugar. >> you just need a guide and that's what z
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>> that's why we have you. >> i'm here to help. [ applause ] >> so, i'm going to eat, by the way. what are we having for breakf t breakfast. >> chocolate vanilla oatmeal. one of my favorites, what's great about it it has six grams of natural sugar and 225 calories and here's a great tip. use cacao powder because it is an anti-inflammatory and eliminates bloating and strip away belly fat and you go et to eat chocolate. >> chocolate and the raspberries. here we have lunch. >> this is another filling lunch. >> i'm trying everything, by the way, except the doughnuts. >> dig in. >> steak salad with kale and spinach so get to eat steak. this is 450 calories, 14 grams of sugar but it's natural sugar so -- it comes with fiber. >> getting the natural sugars from. the carrots. >> it's a little bit -- >> come in, sara. >> yes.
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sara came. we love to eat. >> you even get to have pizza. >> that was my piece. >> i'll share. >> this is dinner. >> i'll take a slice. >> we'll share. >> whole grain pizza with chicken, asparagus and pear. >> you made it. >> i did all morning with karen, karen and i did that. >> the pear. >> yeah, it adds a touch of natural sweetness to it. >> and this -- this is just four grams of natural sugar so this is 450 calories right here. >> what's this? >> a whole grain flatbread. >> four grams of natural sugar. >> four grams of natural sugar. no added sugar. >> you're kidding me. >> so everybody is like you can't eliminate the added sugars, you can and enjoy the sweet life because you're getting it in the natural sugar. >> real quick what do i put in my coffee. >> i like a little agave. >> i love it. dave, thank you very much. we're so excited about this new book. "zero sugar diet" is available now and everybody here in the
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copy. [ cheers and applause ] >> coming up, cameron dallas is here live. he's here to talk about his new show. cameron dallas just ahead.
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. from abc 7 news this is a good morning washington update . good morning, washington. checking the top stories this morning, break developments overnight from northwest d.c. family members of trisha mccauley confirms her body has been found. the yoga teacher went missing christmas day. this was the scene onm street northwest. last night police searched a car matching the description and lamented of her missing toyota. notice they found her body. the driver was immediately taken into custody . d.c. police will be holding a news conference any minute now. we have a crew there and we'll be airing it live on our sister station newschannel 8. we've been following this story all morning long. you can get breaking news alerts
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we want to get an update on the weather now. here's veronica johnson. >> some of us may be cawing walking around in short leaves. we'll start with a jacket but short sleeves possible by the afternoon. 50s toward the end of the workweek, so it is going to be turning cooler if not cold by friday. best chance of rain today is up until about seven to 9:00 a.m. but we could seal a shower or two up until 11:00 a.m. or lunchtime. today sixtieses, tomorrow 40s. and look if the new year, into the upper 40s for highs . we're pretty much in the clear. beltway nice and quiet as we take a look near braddock road. an earlier accident there. travel lanes now open. all back to moving at speed. 95 delay free as your make your way this morning between springfield and richmond.
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8:30 am know better sleep with sleep number. ♪ and the trumpets they go [ applause ] ♪ and the trumpets they go welcome back to times square. what a great audience we have with us two days after christmas. so, here's what paula and i are bringing to the table this morning. >> not much. >> not much. [ laughter ] that was meant for me really i think. >> both of us. >> are there any words or phrases that you just cannot bear to hear for another year. >> yes. >> any words or phrases that streak you out. >> for chs hoochlt izzle. >> that's years old. >> i know. >> is this like 1995? >> i am from the middle of the country. it takes me a while to catch up. >> she's from real america, dan. >> middle america. >> before we get all red state, blue state, there's actually
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united states, the real united states and, paula, will you tell us about the findings. >> the maris institute does a yearly survey on most despised phrase and the word "whatever" ranked the most annoying for eighth year in a row. anybody despise whatever. >> i don't say it. you just go -- >> still five years old. >> when people just give you -- >> finger expression. >> i thought that should for u o tang. >> no offense but garnered 20%. >> whatever you say after the but -- >> you will insult somebody. >> you know, right. >> oh. >> i can't even. huge, unsure also made -- i'm surprised bigley didn't make the list. >> here's one that bothers me,
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#blessed. somebody shows their abs, blessed or new car, blessed. >> who do you follow on twitter? >> the other thing is the verbal hashtag. my husband, oh, my gosh, hashtag, he's like quit doing verbal hashtag. >> it's annoying. >> hashtag fo shizzle. >> it is what it is. i when people say that it means i'm done fighting with you and we'll agree to disagree. not acknowledging that i just won the argument. >> yes, i like your style. >> what is it. >> i don't do that. >> paula, you have to avoid your husband. >> are you kidding me? >> i know her husband. >> that is unequivocally true. >> i know john. >> she does know john. >> you sympathize with john. >> i do. >> actually i was talking to john the other day. all he said to me was hashtag blessed. >> dan for the win. >> was he referring to me. >> i don't know what
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referring to. >> probably not. >> we'll get into a segment about marital strife. how many folks in here still write kur visit every day? [ applause ] >> really. >> where do you write? >> are you guys clapping because the stage manager told you to clap? >> let me show hands who uses kur cyst every day? >> writing letter. >> who are you, emily post? >> well, cursive is making a comeback. you remember for several years people said it was going away. stopp stopped teaching it in schools. it's starting to make a comeback again. arizona was the latest state, but we got 12 in recent years who have now added it to the curriculum. it is required. louisiana, my home state of arkansas. you understand, right? [ applause ] >> did you learn -- how is your cursive. >> i learned it in school but i'm embarrassed about this -- >> i saw yours. you should be. >> it's okay.
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>> this is why they separate us. >> but i have a friend who made me feel self-conscious about my writing lately. we were all supposed to write good morning, america. >> my "g" struggles. >> this is for you. >> mine says is sara really going to be here all week? >> those were not the instructions. >> but good morning -- i can't make a cursive "g." i do not know how. this took a while. >> here's a cursive "g." i'll show you america. >> i do not write it at all. >> the "g" is hard. >> you did know that you got it. >> now -- >> sara got it. >> it's just like a little weird. >> the argument -- come on now, i'm struggling here. who is laughing. >> i think you have willing participants to help you. >> the argument is now that kids do better -- have more word skills, they are quicker with their thoughts because they can write them down quicker, if we lose this skill you are losing that.
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great idea if you can't get it down on paper. >> good point. >> using a different part of their brain. >> so it's making a comeback. i need to work on it. i honestly did not know how to make a "g." >> there's hope for you. >> this is my therapy session. >> i hope you're not quick with your thoughts and expressions. >> i can run my mouth. >> running your mouth. >> it is what it is, t.j. >> paula for the win. our next guest doesn't use much cursive unless it's to sign his autograph which i hope he does in cursive but he has a combined 35 million followers on social media and made him one of the biggest stars on the internet and now already has two movies under his belt and new netflix show that debuts today. cameron dallas, come on out. [ applause ] >> how are you doing? >> thank you. >> what a sweetie.
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in cursive. >> yes. >> do you know -- can you write good morning, america in cursive? maybe. we can work on it throughout the interview. >> you didn't see him shake his heads. he made this face -- >> he's really not -- >> oh, that's all we need. >> good morning. >> the "g" was the test. whoa, how many -- >> three, right, on the "m." >> is it three? >> yeah, you got it. you got it. >> show everybody. [ laughter ] >> can you hold it up. >> you'll kill them with the suspense. >> good morning. >> can you see it? [ applause ] >> i was back there too, i hope they don't ask me to write in cursive. >> we like to keep the interviews super tough. >> you guys really use cursive. >> no, i don't. >> handwritten notes a little cursive. >> my mom writes in cursive. >> we should say your mom and sister are in the audience.
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>> now, cameron, we saw your excitement all night tweeting about your new show. >> i did not sleep. i could not sleep. >> it's like christmas. >> no, no, no it's good. this -- i wrote this down in my notes. >> in cursive. >> in cursive. in cursive two years ago and like the fact that it's finally out now, it's like visual -- everyone can see, it's amazing. >> called "chasing cameron." >> it's called "chasing cameron." >> and already trending worldwide. i'll go ahead and grab it for you. the show was on "variety's" must watch list this week. >> wow. i didn't even know that. >> what should he be excited to see? [ applause ] >> what are we looking forward to seeing this year in i think for me one of the biggest problems that i ran into early on like early stages in social media was kind of educating people on the space and kind of the generation ahead of me and kind of showing them the power
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used for, how the millennials are making ancillary businesses out of it and what is going on with this whole thing. it's one thing to talk about it but another to show people and that's what i wanted to do an that's what we did. >> let's show people a clip we have real quickly. >> find my phone, please. honestly, help me find the phone. check in -- did you change pants? >> where is it, mackenzie. >> you texted me back and said you're in the apartment. >> how can i lose it in here? how do i lose things in here. >> do you get separation anxiety when you lose your phone. >> do you think i do? i don't know. [ applause ] >> i really don't. i really don't. i don't care. i can go without my phone. >> for how long? >> before you start -- >> i've always wanted to go to hawaii and went for the first time, two types this year actually. i brought my friends and the first time i went into the lobby i dropped my phone, broke, couldn't use it. the second time i had the iphone
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7 and was one of the first ones to have it and one of the first ones to lose it in the ocean. >> oh, my gosh. >> #blessed. [ applause ] >> when we go to commercial we'll have dan teach you a little meditation. you'll be 10% happier. >> "chasing cameron" is on netflix right now. coming up robin roberts takes a closer look at the inspiring film "two trains running" next. [ applause ] and the bigger deal, our megamakeover. you don't want to miss it dazzling for new year's eve.
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oh, they've been going crazy for cameron. the one time they were quiet when he was on the air a few minutes ago. you guys having a great time? yes, it is a beautiful day here. we've got fans from all over the country. some of them are fans of snow. a couple pictures out west. would have been a phenomenal year, steamboat, 15 inches base. squaw valley a 50-inch base with another storm coming so powder delight. all right, quick check owinter y - rain thursday - cold & windy friday - few showers to ring in the new year today: early am showers. sunshine this afternoon. warm & breezy. highs: 60-65 winds: sw to w 5-15+ g 30 mph tonight: mainly clear. cold. lows: 33-39 winds: nw 5 mph to calm wednesday: mtl
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>> this weathercast brought to you by mercedes-benz. dan, back inside to you. >> thank you, robert. robin roberts recently sat down with a critically acclaimed director and producer sam pollard. his remarkable new documentary called "two trains running" tells the story of two groups of young blues fans that set out to find their musical heroes and it's a lot more than that. take a look. >> it's like a bigfoot hunting. there was so little information for them to go on. >> it doesn't matter if you're looking for blues artists or if you are trying to register voters, you are an outside agitator. >> we had no plan b. we had no backup. >> we were going against such odds. >> now you can give a proper welcome for mr. sam pollard. [ applause ] yes, i have been looking forward. i told you one of my associates sent me a clip of this and watched the whole thing and it is so moving i
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what drew you to this story. >> it was a young gentleman named ben hadine who 3 1/2 years ago said he wanted to do a story that talked about this search for son house and skip james and freedom summer, the young white college students who helped register african-americans. >> it is so artistic. why did you decide to do it in that manner. >> one of the first things we did was thought about how will we visualize the story of the search for the munitions, now, normally we would do recreations and find actors, and go down to mississippi and shoot stuff like but they have seen a documentary called "searching for sugarmann." let's use man nation to visualize it and the other thing we thought about, i said to ben and dava, listen, this is not -- we shouldn't just be historical doc but musical too and
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contemporary musicians. >> you had some live musicians. what is it about music that's so doggone universal. >> the blues speaks to, you know, who we are, speaks to your personal emotions, speaks to the struggles you have, the loves you have and touches everybody. >> what is it about in that resonates with what's going on today? >> well, you know, i was saying to some people saw the film a few weeks ago this is so relevant in present now and america has a tendency to repeat itself -- >> good and bad. >> as we see what's going on historically today it says what happened back in '64 with chaney and those young primadonna went down it's not like the past, it's present and resonates. >> when i was watching, it, sam, even though i was getting a history lesson i was saying this is so relatable to what we're dealing with today. you are a very busy man.
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you have a few more in the works. >> yeah, next year there will be a documentary i'm doing about race in america called "the talk" that premieres on pbs in february. and the year after that i'm finishing up a documentary about the legendary sammy davis jr. >> ooh. ah. [ applause ] yeah. you're not going to slow down any time soon. >> try not to. >> we don't want you to. sam pollard, ladies and gentlemen. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you, robin "two trains running" is now playing at select theaters in new york city. the big reveal of our megamakeover. her family and friends waiting for the big moment. we cannot wait to see their reactions right here on "gma" after a short
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[ applause ] welcome back. we are taking on "gma's" new you with a young mom w
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get her sexy back for 2017. we are going to see kelsey okwandu's megamakeover thanks to this lovely lady, mally roncal who is a makeup artist to the stars. mally, you look lovely. you have your new year's eve outfit on. >> we are inspired and ready to go. >> all morning kelsey has been getting glammed up by you and your squad. >> yes. >> is everybody ready to see the big reveal? [ cheers and applause ] >> kelsey, come on out, kelsey. whoo! [ cheers and applause ] mally, she looks amazing. >> doesn't she look amazing? i think we brought the sexy back. >> she definitely got her sexy back for new year's eve. >> what inspired the look? >> all about that gorgeous husband, that beautiful baby. she is a young
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gorgeous 2-year-old and we really -- is it too much? >> hello, beautiful. >> you look gorgeous. give me a hug. you look stunning. >> work it. [ cheers and applause ] >> is it too much? i think we found her sexy, right here and she is ready to go for it. >> i love this. >> can we talk about this? >> she was always beautiful, charles just said. you're so sweet. what do you think, though? >> gorgeous. >> is baby number two coming maybe? >> we don't know. >> we'll look for it next november. >> what do you think? >> isn't it too much? >> listen, i got to tell you it is all about this beautiful hair, this gorgeous makeover and this amazing dress and for us it's easy to do at home. i know it sounds crazy. >> can we ask kelsey how she's feel
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i've never felt more beautiful. [ cheers and applause ] >> mally, let's go back. we did a full head to toe. wardrobe, hair, makeup. >> you got it. >> what did you do? >> a great smoky eye, instantly brings the sexy back, a bronze works on every skin tone. we did a false lash because that always pops and new year's eve is a great time to try all these tips and tricks but you could take them all year long. now, chucky amos did the hair. >> extensions. >> a little bit and they're just clip-ons. you can take them off at the end of the night. oh, baby. >> oh. >> love it. >> oh, my. >> love it, love it. >> cade did this beautiful, beautiful dress. really, really sparkles and shines which is again for new year's eves
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hon honey, work it. >> you look gorgeous. >> thank you. >> i love it. >> this is the family. we got family over here. mom, dad. >> amazing. >> best friend. >> you're crying. >> i am a little. >> you'll make me cry. >> it's probably nice to -- >> my girl. >> you're owning it and like your husband said he said you were beautiful. >> i don't cry. >> are you about ready to cry? >> no. >> looks great. >> you looks gorgeous and she was the best makeever because she went for it. >> yes, she did. >> go for it. [ cheers and applause ] >> everybody, we'll be
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>> whoo! >> you look beautiful. thank you for watching. we'll see you tomorrow. we'll be right back here. [ cheers and applause ]
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