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good morning, america, and terror takedown, new details emerging about those two women who allegedly plotted a terror attack here on u.s. soil, as abc news learns more americans are under active surveillance for possible ties to isis and a 14-year-old arrested for plotting a terror attack in great britain raising worries about the terror group's use of children. happening now, severe storm alert. snow and heavy rain bringing some relief to the drought-stricken west and as the storm front moves east possible hail and tornadoes from dallas to chicago. ginger here with the latest. spring break horror story. a family fighting for their lives, poisoned by a dangerous pesticide at their luxury resort. the justice department investigating how this dream trip turned into a nightmare.
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and "furious 7" races to a victory at the box office smashing records, one of the biggest opening weekends ever. how the blockbuster is bringing paul walker his final big screen triumph. and we do say good morning, america, on this monday morning. hope everybody had a happy easter and passover. and, boy, college basketball weekend, both the men's and women's teams getting ready for their championship games. take a look at this. take a look at duke freshman okafor. making it look tiny. >> it looks like a tennis ball. >> duke will take on wisconsin in the championship game tonight and tomorrow night, it's the women's turn, uconn and notre dame. let's get to the latest on
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the terror threats in the west. british teenagers arrested over the weekend as we're learning new details about the women plotting an attack here. their families now speaking out and abc's brian ross has the latest. >> u.s. authorities this morning say the parade of young americans allegedly prepared to sign up for isis is far from over. many under active scrutiny with undercover agents and electronic surveillance being used to gather enough evidence to warrant arrests. this morning the family of this new york woman, is crying foul about her arrest as a terrorist. her husband told local station new york 1 that his wife, the mother of two young children, was entrapped by a female undercover agent posing as a terrorist. >> they came every sunday and they went out to a restaurant to eat. >> reporter: but federal prosecutors say the woman and so many more, including one of her friends in new york and a third woman in philadelphia, were seduced by online isis
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propaganda videos like this one. which increasingly featured children at the scenes of executions, all in service of a utopian islamic state. far from repelling its recruits, the often-gruesome videos resonate in ways that counterterrorism authorities are at a loss to explain. >> this messaging that's available online is having the impact of recruiting people who are potentially susceptible to those messages. >> reporter: a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were both arrested by british police last week on suspicion they were preparing to carry out terror attacks. but nothing concerns u.s. counterterror authorities more this morning than the chaos in yemen where al qaeda pulled off a prison break that freed hundreds of its fighters. these are not wannabe terrorists like the alleged u.s. recruits but dedicated murderers whose sole mission in life seems to be
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to bring down a u.s.-bound aircraft as he nearly has done at least three times. so, airports in the u.s. and european remain on high alert because of the presence of seeing the resurgence there in yemen. >> brian, thanks very much. george, now, to the boston marathon bombing trial. closing arguments in the high-profile and emotional case. then it will go to the jury. if the accused bomber is found guilty, the same jury are the people who will decide if he receives the death penalty or spends the rest of his life behind bars. abc's tom llamas is at the courthouse for us this morning. good morning tom. >> good morning to you. that's right, in just a couple of hours closing arguments will start and the jury will take a long list of the charges. they have been told to keep an open mind and focus on the facts, even though some of them have been taking notes in between tears. the five-week trial of alleged boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev has been gripping and graphic. the prosecution spending 15 days making their case showing
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surveillance videos like these. dzhokhar in the white hat walking away from the bomb he allegedly planted just moments before it detonates, and this video showing a chinese businessman running for his life after he says he was carjacked by dzhokhar and his older brother tamerlan begging to call 911. >> they did the explosion the marathon explosion. >> reporter: jurors seen a pressure cooker bomb up close, but also hearing from a fingerprint analyst, saying he found no fingerprints from dzhokhar, only tamerlan's. his lawyers include judy clark fought to keep clients like the unabomber and susan smith off death row. the defense resting after six hours of testimony. dzhokhar did not testify. his lawyers admitting he played a part in the attack, but tried
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to show that tamerlan was really the leading man. >> the defense shows the picture of dzhokhar following tamerlan through those pictures showing that he was just a follower. >> reporter: now, the jury made up mostly of women will decide dzhokhar's fate and bigger questions remain. if found guilty on terror charges, will this same jury sentence him to the death penalty? now, the jury will weigh 30 criminal counts against him. 17 of which carry a possible death penalty sentence. george. >> okay, tom, thanks very much. we're going to move to the white house now and president obama on offense moving on every front to sell congress and critics on the emerging nuclear deal with iran. in an expansive interview with "the new york times," obama called the deal a once in a lifetime opportunity but acknowledged the challenges ahead. >> we're not done yet. there are a lot of details to be worked out, and you could see backtracking and slippage and
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real political difficulties both in iran and obviously here in the united states congress. >> martha raddatz joins us now from washington. martha, this is a complicated balancing act trying to close the deal with iran and buy time with congress. >> it sure is, george. so many details still to be worked out. this has a long way to go. congress is concerned about lifting sanctions right away if a final deal is signed. the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee bob corker planning a vote that would delay lifting sanctions and allow congress to review a final agreement. president obama says congressional involvement is okay but doesn't want any legislation that would kill the deal before it is even signed and, of course, in iran the supreme leader gets the final say and right now there is a big domestic push by iran's president to make that happen. >> meanwhile, you spoke yesterday on "this week" with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, he's not backing off his opposition one
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bit. >> he isn't. prime minister netanyahu insists this is a bad deal, that threatens the survival of israel. that it paves the way for iran to get a bomb. he was not saying war is the war, although that is always the unspoken threat, whether israel could actually do that alone or not. he says that the americans and others should be pushing for a better deal that closes down iran's nuclear program all together. it's going to be an interesting couple of months. george. >> it sure is. martha, thanks very much. now that "rolling stone" magazine report about an alleged attack on a female student. the charlottesville police finding no evidence to support that claim. now, an independent investigation into the magazine's reporting is revealing its findings. abc's david wright has all the details for us. >> good morning, "rolling stone" is now retracting its uva rape story after its devastating review by the columbia university graduate school of journalism. it's piece of journalism about
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journalism malpractice. both of them published in the pages of "rolling stone." columbia concluded that rolling stone failed to engage in basic even routine journalistic practice before publishing its story about a brutal gang rape that a student claims she was subjected to at a uva frat party. overnight, "rolling stone" retracted the story but did not fire the reporter or her editors. the piece was a bombshell with more views online than any noncelebrity piece that "rolling stone" has ever published. the local police found no evidence to back up the student's claims. >> no witnesses, no victims. >> reporter: now, columbia is giving the magazine a lesson in journalism 101. simple things that could have prevented the fiasco. including the reporter and her editors failed to check the most basic details of the story, failed to give the accused a fair opportunity to respond and allowed their trust in one source to override the basic tenets of basic journalism. >> all of the checks and balances on the story failed in
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this case. >> reporter: the scandal has tarnished the reputation of the magazine and more recently brought down the army general commanding u.s. troops in afghanistan. speaking to "the new york times" today, the publisher says the problems with the piece start at the source, accusing her of manipulating the magazine's journalism process and appeared to lay the blame partly on our doorstep. overnight, the uva president issued a statement noting, irresponsible journalism unjustly damaged the reputations of many innocent individuals and the university of virginia. so far, no word from the fraternity phi kappa psi. the reporter herself calling the review of her work a brutal and humbling experience and offering her apologies to "rolling stone" readers, to uva and to the victims of sexual assault. from top to bottom, a case of journalistic malpractice and it would not be surprising if this opens the door to some lawsuits, george. >> you're right.
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you read that report and it's hard to imagine how it got in the magazine in the first place. we're going to move now to much-needed rain hitting drought-stricken california days after the governor imposed mandatory restrictions on water for the first time. ginger, how much will this help? >> yeah, and that's the thing. we need inches upon inches of steady rain, and that's not going to be the storm. but anything at this point is helpful. we see more striking images like this. a lake between sacramento and redding, now but a creek. so, the images tell the story. but let me show you the numbers. because they do it justice, too. almost a foot below average as far as this year for redding, san francisco downtown has had less than two inches since the beginning of the year. they should have closer to 11 inches or 13 inches actually. the stormy west looks great for folks. they say, okay, this looks good. northern california going to get a lot, which doesn't need as much. 1/10 to a half inch from l.a. to san diego. but, right there in the middle,
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i think that the purple is going to help, one to two inches. great for california but by the time the storm gets going tornadoes and hail by wednesday. this is the bad part of that storm. but we'll take the good part out west. >> okay, thanks very much, ginger. let's go to amy with the other top stories, you're starting out with a scary and dangerous prank in the new york subways. >> that's right, it was a frightening moment caught on camera. the nypd is investigating after this video showed a subway train pulling into a station and then there you see a small explosion going off. a group of teens had apparently placed a piece of metal on the tracks as a prank and this apparently is not the first time it's happened. nobody was hurt but subway officials call this prank extremely dangerous saying, "the vandals endangered the lives of our customers and employees." the incident delayed service for more than one hour. also breaking overnight, indianapolis police searching for a gunman who shot and injured five people including a
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mother and three young children, they're in serious condition. police believe the suspects and victims knew each other. no word on a motive. and the manslaughter trial begins today for a cleveland police officer charged with firing 15 shots at two unarmed suspects killing both of them. the officer claims he was so afraid for his life that he doesn't remember jumping on to the hood of the suspect's car and firing through the windshield. the car was riddled with bullets following a high-speed chase, involving 100 officers. the suspects were shot more than 20 times. the fiery scene on a florida highway, a 20-foot motor home nearly engulfed in flames. look at that. a passing driver pulled over and saw a foot sticking out of a window. so he then helped to get the them out ofbefore the fire spread to the rv's propane tank. the man who came to the rescue just so happens to run a business called the rv doctor.
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well, the u.s. ambassador who was stabbed in the face, arm and hand in south korea is now getting some help in his recovery. mark lippert is wearing this futuristic arm and hand brace that allows him to move his hand. he says it's quite comfortable and has made a huge difference because he can hold things in his hand now as he recovers. and finally, it's opening day in major league baseball. there are new rules and new security measures. but let's talk about the new food. take a look. want a hot dog? the krispy kreme doughnut hot dog comes with bacon and raspberry jam on a bun. or you can try the boom stick at the ranger stadium. a hotting to it serves as a birthday cake as well. in d.c., this eight-pound, yes, i said eight pound burger with all the fixins sells for 59 bucks and comes with a pitcher of soda or then there is the pulled pork parfait in milwaukee.
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what could be better? yogurt and granola? >> that does sound good. >> you have to do more than stretch during the 7th inning. >> that's true. >> jumping jacks, people. >> i'm so glad you didn't bring any props for this, thank you. >> not at 7:00 a.m. >> no, maybe later. >> you know you and i would have tried it. >> you know i would have. >> thank you, amy. march madness time. robin, you were talking about it earlier. the tournament heating up. the big championship game tonight of course, duke taking on wisconsin after the badgers ended kentucky's dream of that perfect season. it is now a battle of two basketball giants and abc's alex perez has the lucky assignment and he's in indy with all the excitement. good morning to you, alex. >> good morning, lara. wisconsin and duke fans began invading indianapolis over the weekend and as you can tell, every one here is excited. the day they have been waiting for all season is finally here. it's the battle of the big boys,
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wisconsin badgers taking on the duke blue devils and battling it out for the top spot. senior frank kaminsky, is the ap player of the year, going for the title in his last year. >> to be the best you got to beat the best. >> reporter: the blue devils taking home the trophy four times. a powerhouse team for decades with giant players including marshall plumlee and tim cook. the badgers shocking many, pulling off a huge upset saturday night wiping out kentucky trying to become the first undefeated champs. >> there be no undefeated champion! >> reporter: until this nail-biter they had fans on the edge of their seats and over 22 million people watching it on tv, the largest audience in 19 years. duke's plumlee, the third son in his family to play for coach k. he's opting out of his brother's nba path choosing to go to the army instead.
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as you were watching, what was going through your mind? >> they're tough, talented, they're well coached and we really had our work cut out for us. >> reporter: another duke player to watch out for is freshman okafor, has been ruling the court. this photo of him palming a basketball went instantly viral saturday. and whether it's wisconsin or duke fans, i can tell you these fans are gearing up for a long celebration tonight. are you guys ready? >> yay! >> robin. >> they certainly are ready. wisconsin was ready and have been playing well at the right time toward the end of the season and handed kentucky its first loss. that's tonight and tomorrow night the women take center stage in tampa. it will be connecticut going for its tenth national championship. a rematch against notre dame. notre dame in its fourth championship game in five years. >> two nights. >> two nights in a row. you know me well. lara will be doing it too.
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that rain you were talking about earlier, ginger, is going to cause problems elsewhere. >> now we have got rain and snow. yes, we're still talking snow the day after easter. at least in parts of central minnesota and northern wisconsin. that's happening this morning. but south of that stationary front, it's very mild. look at the numbers -- 60 indianapolis, 70 st. louis and remember, we were talking about severe storm action coming for wednesday and thursday. but it's snow, again, right through there. three to six inches. some of the heaviest.
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>> live doppler hd radar showing we have increasing clouds and that will bring wind exists and cooler temperatures and rain is on way. our temperatures are high today. they will reach lower to mid-60 and upper 50s for most of bay area. lows are chilly again with rain coming down and that is going do make for a messy tuesday commute temperatures reaching the mid-to-lower 40s. it dries out coming up on "gma," spring break nightmare. a family fighting for their lives right now as the u.s. government investigates a dangerous pesticide used at their luxury resort. caught on camera. car wash carjacking. a woman jumps on the hood of her car trying to stop it. how a good samaritan stepped in to save her life. and an incredible survival story this morning. and "furious 7" smashing box office records. is paul walker's finale going to be one of the biggest films ever?
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worn rails. another place bart will slow down is concord at the site where an empty train derailed. a track is supposed to last 25 years. bart has been in business for 42. >> i-80 through berkeley a little bit of a popular place right now. the crash in fremont is in the clearing stages. it happened at southbound 680 at mission boulevard south. take a look at the yellow with spots of red there. that's indicating slower speeds co
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good morning, america. right now terror threats in the west. abc news learns more americans are under active surveillance for possible ties to isis and 14-year-old on possibly plotting an attack. also right now a vacation takes a frightening turn as a family takes ill hours into their trip. the government investigating the use of pesticides at that resort. and a car wash carjacking. a good samaritan's bold move caught on tape. >> when you see the video and people just jumping in and doing what they could. we do say good morning, america, on this monday morning. and also ahead, so many this weekend lining up to see new "furious 7."
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many wondered how the filmmakers would handle paul walker's final moments on scene. >> this is a huge blockbuster. lot more on that coming up. but we begin with that spring break nightmare with the family who became seriously ill within hours of arriving on the island of st. john and a epa is investigating a dangerous pesticide was used at their luxury resort. abc's linsey davis is here with the story. >> good morning, we're talking about methyl bromide. it affects the nervous system. what makes it scary is it's typically not detected until someone falls seriously ill. this morning, a department of justice investigation is under way looking into why members of this family are fighting for their lives. >> i have never seen anything like this. >> reporter: the esmonds were planning to spend a week at this lix surous resort in st. john but the vacation cut short only a few hours after they
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checked in. the entire family started feeling seriously ill without any warning. within hours all four were rushed to the hospital, three of them on ventilators. the couple's two teen boys suffering seizures. the epa say methyl bromide may be to blame. saying they believe the same day they arrived the condo was sprayed with it to kill an indoor bug. >> it could damage your nervous system and cause long-term and short-term neurological problems. it could cause brain damage. >> reporter: on march 23rd, the parents and their 14-year-old and 16-year-old sons were air-lifted to u.s. hospitals. >> they're one of those families that everyone likes to be around. it's horrible. >> reporter: terminix applied the pesticide, which is legal but was banned for indoor residential use in the u.s. more than three decades ago. terminix telling abc news, they're cooperating and
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conducting their own thorough investigation in the matter. this morning the sons reportedly remain in critical condition. steve is in stable condition and theresa has reportedly been released from the hospital. >> all questions have been directed to terminix. terminix has halted all fumigation during the investigation. the epa is also looking at other situations where they have learned the pesticide has also been applied. rob robin. >> that is frightening, but we are thinking of the family this morning. thank you. now to a dramatic carjacking caught on camera. the video showing a woman jumping on the hood of her own car. you see the alleged carjacker trying to make off with it. this happening at a car wash in the atlanta area. someone comes to her aid shooting the driver likely saving her life. abc's steve osunsami has more. >> reporter: this is the frightening moment when a regular visit to the car wash turned into a wild ride.
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>> respond to a person shot at fast trac car wash. >> reporter: watch as the alleged carjacker makes a move in broad daylight and tries to steal the car. >> oh, my god. i never seen nothing like this. i'm still shaking right now. >> reporter: look closely, the suspect slipping into the white honda and starting to drive off but not before the car's owner makes a move of her own jumping on the hood and holding on for dear life. the whole thing caught on camera. >> something could have happened but she wasn't letting go until that car would have threw her off. >> reporter: but the car didn't throw her off because someone jumped to their feet. a city worker getting his car washed took after the honda, pulled out his gun and shot the accused car thief in the shoulder holding him at gunpoint until police arrived. the accused carjacker is a minor and this morning he is recovering in the hospital charged with aggravated assault
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and theft while police search for his suspected accomplices. this morning they're calling the city employee a hero. >> she would have ended up losing her life. >> reporter: for "good morning america," steve osunsami abc news atlanta. >> quick thinking by the city employee. >> sure was. we have another terrifying moment caught on camera. a snowmobiler buried by an avalanche. you could barely see him through the snow. abc's gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: watch the terrifying moments curtis johnson is completely swallowed up by this avalanche. nearly killing him. you can see it all unfold on his gopro camera mounted to his helmet. for two minutes his friends desperately trying to dig him out. buried beneath nearly three feet of snow. you can see from the camera his visibility nothing but a
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blinding white and then -- >> are you okay? >> reporter: using their hands and shovels they were miraculously able to reach him. >> i couldn't imagine what was going through his head when he was buried. that two minutes must have felt like two hours. >> reporter: every year more than 150 people die in avalanches worldwide. luckily, for curtis, his quick-thinking friends had the tools to rescue him. >> everyone in the back country should have a shovel and a beacon. >> oh, no. >> reporter: in wyoming, just two months ago, a similar incident captured on camera when sam robinson was snowmobiling and triggered an avalanche that almost took his life. >> it's almost fun to push the extreme but scary when the extreme pushes back. >> reporter: a good reminder for even the most experienced outdoor enthusiasts, there are no limits to mother nature's force. for "good morning america" gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> that is powerful.
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sflmpblt time for weather. ginger, nothing that powerful right? >> nothing like that. we're going to start for spring breakers in florida. it is stormy but this morning looking all right daytona beach. that's a live look at the beach there. that is going to see occasional showers and storms. 79 for a high today but much of the southeast is going to have that storminess from nashville to atlanta, we're talking mobile to tallahassee. a half inch with the storms. 87 in tampa and 83 in miami. that's the southeast. but we're talking fire danger out west. albuquerque to south of denver, amarillo, the wind advisories are high. some of the gusts could peak tonight and tomorrow. going to get with the storm coming across but really spring-like temperatures. albuquer >> at moment, a cool start to the morning and democrats are not going to reach higherren that the lower 60s and the mid-60s if many bay areas and it will be rainy and chilly
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overnight again with temperatures in the mid-to-lower 40s and rain is >> all that weather brought to you by macy's. i had so many great easter photos. but this one really takes the cake. quite a bit of snow. enough so to make a big snow bunny and this morning, maine has the coldest temperatures ever recorded in april. all subzero. >> sorry maine. >> we're sorry. >> thank you, ginger. coming up -- edward snowden's surprise revelation. and "the fast and furious" film smashing box office records. how the movie kept paul walker's legacy alive. kept paul walker's legacy alive.
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back at 7:42 with a record-breaking box office weekend for "the fast and furious 7." the latest installment
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in the franchise taking in an estimated $143 million here in the u.s. alone. it's the biggest opening weekend of a movie this year. t.j. holmes is in the social square with more on that. >> robin, think about this. the star of a movie that just came out three days ago actually died a year and a half ago in the middle of production but technology kept him in the starring role. as you mentioned it's the biggest opening of the year but the ninth biggest all time for a franchise that seemingly cannot be stopped. ♪ this morning, "furious 7" leading the competition in the dust, taking home about $384 million worldwide this easter weekend. the series' best debut ever and a massive triumph for the cast that faced a difficult road to the finish line. >> the depth of your struggle will determine the height of your success. and the world knows we struggled to get through this one. >> reporter: after paul walker's death the seventh installment
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went on with the help of walker's look-alike brothers. reportedly using computer-generated imagery to super impose his face on to their bodies to finish some scenes. >> i think he's looking down and smiling right now because we are 100% honoring him in this film. it's done in the best way possible. >> reporter: from commercials, to bringing back a moonwalking michael jackson to perform at the billboard music awards. ♪ . cgi technology is breathing new life into hollywood. so convincing you can't tell which ones are walker or his brothers in the movie. and keeping the legacy of one of the most successful franchises in history alive. even before this opening weekend the movie franchise made $2.5 billion worldwide. all right, that's a lot for this franchise, but a lot of people who were watching specifically to see if they could tell which scenes were his brothers, they could not tell.
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well, he won this trip to the island getaway. but he ended up not being able to take his wife and his newborn daughter. his wife decided to stay home so he went with a friend. there you see him with his little girl. he decided to send some photos of himself not enjoying his trip to his wife with the waterfalls. look at how sad he looks. snorkeling. still looks sad. you'll notice he has a drink in his hand. he's still frowning. he was down in the dumps but trying to prove his devotion wishing his wife was there on the sunny trip to puerto rico. there he is sleeping. just so sad that his wife isn't with him. tell us what's in your feeds this morning. tweet us at #socialsquare. these are the photos he sent to his wife, guys, what do you think the other photos were like? >> woo! >> what we're not seeing is her photos back. >> i still don't get it. >> i don't get at all. >> why didn't she go and he stay home? >> yeah. >> we figured it out. >> yeah, we got it. thank you, amy. coming up, prince harry
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♪ i'm on top of the world ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and sadie robertson speaking out this morning. >> i struggle to compare myself to other people. >> why her powerful message of faith, jealousy and body image has millions watching. ♪ wake me up when it's all over ♪ and harry takes oz. the prince swarmed by fans this morning as new video emerges as harry head over heels high in the sky giving a big thumbs up all days before he's an uncle again. ♪ can't stop ♪ >> and the shark speaks out. robert herjavec opening up on dancing, divorce and overcoming depression. >> you have to have hope. >> how he got back on his feet and the strategy keeping him on his toes right now.
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♪ best day of my life ♪ and behind the scenes of "black girls rock." >> hello. oh, it's going to be a good show, people. >> tracee ellis ross taking us behind the scenes. will jada and the first lady take the stage? ♪ >> all that and more, jon cryer with us live as we say -- >> good morning, america. good morning. there's jon cryer right there in times square here today to talk about his personal new memoir and got a lot of hollywood insider stories talking about everything from charlie sheen to demi. >> it's really fun. it's really good. >> looking forward to his conversation. and just dance. check out those moves right there. >> there he is.
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>> 6-year-old kenneth chan became an online sensation with dancing with bruno mars' "uptown funk" at a hockey game last week. remember that? ginger is going to give you some dance lessons. ready? >> it will take me years to even get close to those moves. >> george has a move just like that, though. >> he does. >> i gave it up when i was 6. also, we want you to check out this picture. go ahead and throw that up there. it's prince harry bonding with fans. he's in australia this morning. he just landed there. and he's about to become an uncle as you may have heard in a few weeks. we'll have the latest ahead on a royal baby number two. >> that's all coming up. let's get some news first from amy. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news in the wake of that deadly terror attack on a university campus. kenya's military says it's now launching air strikes against al shabaab in neighboring somalia. the group claimed responsibility for the college attack in kenya last week that left 148 dead.
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one of the attackers has been identified as a son of a kenyan government official. president obama is defending the nuclear agreement with iran as he tries to win over congress. speaking to "the new york times," he called the deal a once in a lifetime opportunity that will bring stability to the middle east and he said would consider it a, quote, fundamental failure of his presidency if the deal rendered israel more vulnerable. a surprise interview with nsa leaker edward snowden taking tough questions from a comedian. hbo's john oliver traveled to russia and grilled snowden asking him if he read all the classified documents he leaked. snowden said he understands all the documents he leaked and he recognized the harm they could cause but he said freedom comes with risks. "rolling stone" magazine has retracted and apologized for its story about an alleged gang rape at the university of virginia
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coming after a review from the colombia school of journalism detailed the shortcomings including the reporting, editorial supervision and fact-checking. but "rolling stone" said that neither the reporter or editor will be fired. prince harry is beginning a training session with the australian army after wrapping up his public appearance scheduled for next month. he was greeted by hundreds of well-wishers this morning as he arrived to lay a wreath at australia's tomb of the unknown soldier and he told a teenager that he hates selfies. as his military career winds down, we're also getting a glimpse of just how much he enjoys the thrill of flying. this video released of harry in a spitfire aircraft having a blast as the pilot does a few tricks there. upside-down maneuvers. finally, for all of you stay at home moms who don't feel appreciated, you are, at least by this guy in texas. steven helms figured out how much his wife lori saves the
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family. he figures childcare will cost more than $36,000 a year. cooking, another $12,000. housekeeping, $5,200. running errands $13,000. plus, laundry and paying bills all together he estimates her salary should be $73,960 per year. i actually think that's a conservative number, but very nice of him to do that. >> glad he put that number out there. he's not the kind of guy who would go on vacation without his wife. >> he's not going to puerto rico. >> no, we're not going to give that guy a break this morning. >> no, we're not. let's go to lara in the social square. >> thank you so much george. a look on our "gma" morning menu. first in "pop news," the surprising new secret in the new season of "mad men" just revealed its hair-raising or should we say hair-lowering. we'll explain. and then sadie robertson is here opening up about her powerful body image that has so many people talking.
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♪ the music says it all. that's where we begin "pop news" today, everybody. 8:11 and "mad men" came roaring back last night, kicking off its final half season. something that did not come back was pete campbell's shrinking hairline. take a look at this. the photo of pete. this is from season one, guys. now, fans have noticed that the hair has gradually receded over the years which is in keeping with the realistic setting of the show. it's all for -- there you can see it's starting to go. actor vincent karthizer has allowed the "mad men" team to shave his natural hairline to give pete a bigger forehead as the seven seasons have progressed. here's a shot of the actor at season seven at the premiere.
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you can see right there, it's a very brave red carpet look. so we want to say right now, no need for rogaine. just bring on the emmy for seven amazing seasons as pete campbell. thank you for one of the greatest performances. can you tell someone is excited that "mad men" is back? >> yes, you are. you simply are. >> i love him. >> he's so good. they're all great. so this was exciting, guys. most kids would just jump for joy if they were accepted into even one ivy league school. but for herald it was a clean sweep. the high school senior from new york has been accepted to all eight ivys. his backups, mit, johns hopkins, vanderbilt, nyu, just to name a few. so, how did he do it?. two words, kids, hard work. he came to the u.s. from nigeria when he was 8 years old and studied his buns off while his parents held down jobs at target
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earning a gpa of 100.5. >> wow. >> 100.5. >> extra credit? >> yep. >> okay. >> and his s.a.t. score of 2270 and he even started a college prep monitoring program. he says he's leaning toward yale hoping to go to medical school specializing in neurosurgery. when he learned he completed the ivy league sweep he celebrated by going to chipotle. >> i love it. >> hope his parents splurge for the extra guac. >> let them bid up. >> okay, he hasn't made any decisions yet but he does know what he wants to do. >> glad there are people like him in the world. >> we have educators from atlanta and they hopped up when they heard this story. they're like, what? >> i was thrilled to celebrate and i'm excited to tell you about this. calling all muppet fans. it's time to light the lights. kermit and ms. piggy and fozzy bear will hopefully be back for
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a tv show, a pilot has been ordered for right here on abc. >> yay. >> sure to make a big bang. the reason i use that expression is that the co-creator of the hit sitcom is taking the helm. of the muppet reboot. reairing that in the pilot miss piggy's relationship with a certain frog is still on the rocks. it's a little soap opera-esque. the original muppet show ran from '76 to '81, glorious years of my childhood. >> it still holds up. thank you. thank you lara. let's go to ginger now. >> trying to find all the energy, it's tough to detect. because i think these ladies -- you wanted to say hi to friends where? >> love you scagway, love you florida. >> we don't get to say that very often. they have been pretty mild all winter, at least a lot of alaska has. we wanted to start in nashville where it's going to be slightly mild but the rain is what we're talking about. they're about average in nashville but more this week
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along the same front you see that will be with the severe weather back in the plains. and northeast raining, too. enjoy the dry day here, everybody, well, at least the dry start. >> live doppler hd radar showing we have increasing clouds and that will bring wind exists and cooler temperatures and rain is on way. our temperatures are high today. they will reach lower to mid-60 and upper 50s for most of bay area. lows are chilly again with rain coming down and that is going do make for a messy tuesday commute temperatures reaching the mid-to-lower 40s. it dries out >> this is tate from hamilton, michigan, and he said this is my track coach mr. spot. so mr. spot is tossing back into you guys. >> it is spring break for the teachers, too, you know. coming up here on the "gma
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heat index," we know sadie robertson from "duck dynasty" and "dancing with the stars." now we're seeing a whole new side of her in a youtube video she posted getting lots of reaction online. the star sharing a very personal and powerful message about body image, drawing strength from faith and encouraging us to just be ourselves. >> my name is sadie robertson. >> it's the youtube video capturing the attention of millions, 17-year-old sadie robertson talking directly to the camera. >> because i want to tell you the reality of things. i struggle with jealousy and i struggle with comparing myself to other people. >> we have gotten to know sadie as part of the flock on "duck dynasty." >> whoa. >> we've seen her shaking her tail feathers on "dancing with the stars." ♪ >> and strutting down a runway in her own fashion line but we have never seen sadie robertson quite like this. >> you know, i'm this celebrity status but i'm just like every single one of you.
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i go through my struggles and i go my every day life just how y'all do. >> stripped down, no makeup or camera crews. just opening up about her own struggles. >> i'm just like any other girl, i look in the mirror and pick out the flaw which is embarrassing but it's true. >> sharing a powerful message challenging her fans and herself to live original as she calls it. >> don't look at somebody and say that's what i want to be because in reality, if you're seeking self-approval or human approval, you're never going to reach your goal. you can only reach it by god. >> amen to that. and we are so happy to have sadie robertson with us this morning. you were watching it and said you had no idea it was going to take off like it did? >> absolutely not. i just got out of the shower one day and i was in my pajamas laying in the bed and i was kind of preaching to myself, the message i needed to hear and my little sister came home and watched it. she was like, sadie, that's really good, you should post it. so i posted it and the next thing i know i'm on "good
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morning america" talking about it. >> you're just keeping it real. there's no camera crew or hair and makeup. i know that's very important to you in this message to be authentic. >> absolutely. i think it's like important for girls to know that it's like no matter who you are, what position you're in, everybody struggles with insecurities and everybody compares themselves to somebody else if they want to admit it or not. and i wanted people to know that it's like no matter who you are you can't reach it by comparing yourself to others. for me i found by going through god was the best way that i could to do it. >> and you and your family have been opened about that. i know some people are going to go, c'mon, you have been jealous, you have felt insecurity but you want to say that we all feel that way. i know where you draw your strength. are there others, too, that inspire you that you draw inspiration from? >> absolutely, my whole family is a huge inspiration to me obviously. i have the most amazing mom in the world who teaches me that. she keeps it real with me and she's so open with me that it
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helps me and inspires me to be open with the world. everybody goes through it. it's silly for us to not want to talk about it. because you never know who you can help or who you can encourage. >> and you are helping a lot of people. you have been well received for the most part in being so open especially about your faith and there are some people very critical and there's a person who wants to know how you cope with that. she's on instagram and she said have you ever gotten personal hate for being a christian and sharing your faith and how did you cope with it? >> yes. but the thing is it's like god is my rock. for me. i'm not saying that you have to live that way and i'm not saying that's what you have to do. but for me, that's my comfort zone and that's what gets me through life. i want to share my message. if it could help somebody, then it's worth it. and people can hate on me but that's not the way they have to live. it's just what worked best for me in my life and how i'm going to live. i mean, that's just who i am. that's just what i believe.
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>> i know. there are lot of people who gravitate towards that and are very thankful for that and i know your family is very important to you too. >> yes, ma'am. >> thank you for the yes, ma'am. does it have to really be daddy approved, the wardrobe that you wear? does he have to really -- >> this is what's silly to me, it's like yes, of course, i want my dad to approve my outfits but for me, it's like, i would never walk out in something that my dad wouldn't approve of. it's like, even though it's daddy approved, it's sadie approved first. i don't want to embarrass myself either just as much as my dad doesn't want me to go out looking skanky. >> and you didn't at the prom. you were supposed to be here last friday but you went to your boyfriend's prom and you were wearing one of your dresses. >> actually ms. sherry made me that dress. i loved it. it was so nice of her to do that for me. >> it's good for you to be here today. i know that you're watching tonight "dancing with the stars." >> yes "dancing with the stars" tonight.
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>> mark ballas, i think you're pulling for him too. >> yes. willow is so cute. she's 14, that's crazy. i was 17. i thought that was crazy. she's 14. rooting them on. >> i can't believe they went younger than you. >> i know, it's crazy. >> do you watch it? do you enjoy seeing it? >> i have been watching it. yes, it's weird to watch it and not be there. last year i would get so nervous every monday night and now i'm like i feel for them. i'm like nervous for them. >> well, thank you. live original. >> yes. >> that's exactly what you are doing. thank you, sadie. >> thank you. >> continue blessings going forward. down to george. >> next on our heat index. ellen pao sued her former employer for gender discrimination and now she's speaking out since her claims were rejected in an interview with yahoo's katie couric. >> ellen pao now a face in the fight for gender quality. in 2012 pao sued her former
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employer for $16 million saying the company failed to promote her because she's a woman and later fired her. her story made headlines around the world, giving a unique glimpse of what it's like to work in the heart of silicon valley as a woman. >> i have told my story. and thousands of people have heard it. >> last month the jury of six women and six men rejected pao's claims of gender discrimination. in her first interview since the verdict she sat down with yahoo! global news anchor katie couric. >> looking back on the last three years, do you have any regrets? >> hearing so much support from so many people has been really rewarding and i think they realize now that this is something that a lot of women face. >> the jury found no discrimination but will the suit be a wake-up call for the technology industry? >> the total number of women partners in venture capital firms has declined significantly since 1999. why are we seeing this decline? >> there's less of a set of role models that you want to be. you don't see that many women or
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african-american or hispanic ceos in silicon valley. >> you have a 6-year-old daughter, what would you say to her? >> it was hard but it was rewarding and you just have to look past the hard parts and just keep going. let's talk about this now with rebecca jarvis and tory johnson, ceo of women for hire. the jury decided this was based on her performance, not discrimination. but it started a whole conversation about the kind of discrimination women face in the workplace, the blatant and the subtle. >> and oftentimes, george, it's subtle and subconscious. that's part of the issue here. i started my career in finance and i was always outnumbered but i wasn't always an outsider. this is something now that every business leader is talking about and they're looking at their own institutions saying we have to have a greater awareness about this and figure out how to even the scales. also root out that subtle and subconscious unaware part of the sexism.
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>> and you deal with these issues every single day. a lot of women nod their heads at some of the stories they heard. >> absolutely. and because ellen stepped up, we're talking about it. talk can be cheap or bring about change. and if we want change, i think it's up to each of us in our individual workplaces to identify those subtle but sometimes insidious behaviors. sure, it's the man who cuts off the woman every time she's speaking in a meeting. it's the woman who is assertive and outspoken but she's suddenly labeled aggressive or bossy. it's the assumption that a mom can't hold a senior role because she's too busy with her kids. it's the decisions that are made among men behind closed doors either in a boardroom or on the golf course when there are no women or minorities present. so, if you see that kind of behavior you have got to be willing to speak up about it and women can't carry the torch alone for this. men have to be a part of this conversation.
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>> will this lead to change? >> i think it will lead on the part of managers that not only there is action but people think about those biases and think about the decisions they make and the things they say that may or may not be intended to be that way. >> check yourself. >> that's right. >> you can watch the full interview with ellen pao on yahoo.com and tonight on "nightline." amy. >> the three of us nodding our heads throughout that discussion, a great conversation. next up on our heat index, the whole world is counting down to the royal baby's arrival and the due date is almost here. abc's linzie janis has more. >> reporter: let royal baby fever round two begin. with the late april due date just around the corner, preparations for william and kate's new bundle of joy are in full swing. >> i think they're really excited about the new baby. i think prince charles is particularly excited. >> reporter: while dad, prince william, takes to the skies as a newly minted air ambulance
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pilot, mom duchess catherine is now officially on maternity leave. but the big question, will prince george get a little brother or sister? if gamblers get their way, george's new sibling will be a girl. ladbrokes revealing they have their money on a princess. most of them predicting her name will be alice. >> that was the story over the weekend that kate and william had samples of pink paint sent. >> reporter: but uncle harry could miss all the action. touching down down under this weekend for a month-long deployment with the australian army. for "good morning america" linzie janis abc news, london. >> are you ready? bags packed? >> yeah, bags are packed for london. >> coming up "shark tank" star robert herjavec coming up. stay with us. tank star robert herjavec coming up. stay with us.
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. good morning. i'm eric thomas. a bay area rap artist faces accusations of human trafficking. police pulled over duane ferguson early yesterday morning. he had a young girl in the car. investigators say he brought her from oakland to the north bay three weeks ago to work as a prostitute. police arrested ferguson and returned the girl to her family. >> in some parts of the bay area it is still holiday like. here's a look right now at san jose right past julian street near the tank. as we take you into the north bay this is where it's pretty busy because of an accident here. it's southbound side of 101
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increasing clouds over the bay area as we take a look from sutro tower camera. not squeezing out any droplets just yet. that's going to happen later on. live doppler 7 hd showing that we do have some sprinkles making their way over to the north bay. a very chilly start to the
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morning. our highs in the mid to upper 50s for the north bay. mid 60s just about what are you going to do? >> something dramatic i hope. >> let's go get in a fight. >> when the dust settles. the only thing living in the world will be me. >> woo! >> yes! age-old ultra. truly one of the biggest blockbusters of the year opening may 1st. looking forward to that. >> take a look at this superhero scramble. what do they mean when they put them together? you can check out some of your favorite stars on twitter and you will see the others and the big announcement tomorrow
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morning on "gma." >> love the clues. also coming up emmy award winning act john cryer is with us revealing behind the scenes stories about his costar charlie sheen, his date at one time demi moore and in his new memoir. he talks about so much. very fascinating story. we'll have him coming up. >> okay. plus take a look at this. the cast of musical pulling off quite a surprise for l.a. fans who had come to watch the screening of the movie. the stars snuck in back stage for a surprise performance of their hit song "king of new york". >> what a treat. speaking of fun, kenneth, the uptown funk kid. oh yeah. he's here. moving. shaking. working it like no other. teaching us some moves right now. >> tell me first one is -- show
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me. show me. ♪ >> i like that. kevin, you're from new york. 6 years old. way to go buddy. let's keep dancing. we'll tell them we're all set. >> he's got the moves. >> yeah he does. >> way to go ginger way to go. >> my shoes aren't quite as comfortable. >> you're saying what about you guys over there. let's get inside to george. >> we're going to keep the dancing theme inside as well with robert herjavec who is the breakout star with "dancing with the stars." you know him from "shark tank" as well. now he's opening up about the challenges he's facing on the ballroom. telling abc how he overcame depression after his divorce.
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♪ >> he's the standout star dancing to a surprise even to himself. >> i wanted to get past week one. i didn't think we were going to last. >> but robert herjavec isn't lacking confidence with his next dance the waltz with partner kim johnson. for herjavec it's 2006 when his mom died of ovarian cancer. >> she used to talk about how great it would be if i was on the show. >> but the dance contender found 2014 to be a challenging year for darker reasons. >> you opened up to people magazine contemplated suicide after splitting up with your wife diane of 24 years. >> i got to a point where there was no tomorrow for me. >> it was weeks spent at seattle's union gospel mission that helped pull him out of a time of despair. >> what snapped you out of that moment? >> i saw so much pain so much
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loss and grief but yet joy. it just stripped away everything for me and brought me back to a place of happiness. >> you have wealth you have fame. you have your health. you have three beautiful children. and "shark tank" you provide your guidance when it comes to people hoping to succeed in business. >> i'll give you the $200,000 for 10%. >> if there is someone out there in the similar situation what would you say to them? >> you have to have hope. i mean somebody loves you. it's never the end. and you have just got to believe that tomorrow is going to be a better day. >> these days robert is finding great joy dancing on the ballroom floor. >> i don't think this could have come at a better time in my life. ♪ >> the two of you seem to have this magical chemistry. >> speaking of romantic there's
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a lot of rumors going on about you guys. >> this has sparked a frenzy amongst the media. would you care to set the record straight. >> she's a great dancer and friend. >> if you were in a relationship would you even tell us? >> no. it's more than just the dancing. i think we just get along great. >> is that your plane? >> that is my plane and my ferrari. if we win, this is yours. >> does that deal still stand? >> you know sometimes you say stuff in the moment because it seems so impossible that we would win but every week she reminds me of that. we'll see if we get to the finals. >> for "good morning america" abc news los angeles. >> "dancing with the stars" airs monday right here on abc. let's go to ginger for a final check of the weather. >> not only do we have kenneth with me but we've got these ladies from dallas. the tap dancers.
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they saw the rockettes y so they're all inspired. thought we ought to dance. best way to get through this. let's get started. we'll start in orange beach, alabama. what a beautiful way to start the morning. that's how you start in northern wisconsin. inches of snow. watch out on the roadways. rain and snow for northern california and 1/10 to a half inch tuesday and early wednesday >> at moment, a cool start to the morning and democrats are not going to reach higherren that the lower 60s and the mid-60s if many bay areas and it will be rainy and chilly overnight again with temperatures in the mid-to-lower 40s and rain is on way but it all this weather brought to
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you by home steps care. keep going ladies. go. go. go. >> ginger thank you. it is a girl power monday on "gma" and we are highlighting the latest grass roots moment happening in schools across the country, screening the film the empowerful project. which celebrates positive women and we got to go to one of the screenings and discover the driving force behind the film. what would you do if you weren't afraid to fail? >> this is what an astronaut looks like. >> this is what a congresswoman looks like. >> have you ever had a dream for me? that dream is directing a documentary. >> what would you do if you weren't afraid to fail? >> meet the forces behind the new documentary the empowerment project. >> driving across the u.s. from los angeles to new york in a month. >> the project came from feeling frustrating with the media and the way it does and does not
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portray woman and the tv shows and magazines. we felt like let's be at part of the solution and stop being a part of the problem. >> you profiled 17 strong successful women. >> it was just this beautiful puzzle. because amazing women are everywhere. >> i think when you hear stories of celebrities or ceos, that's all great but we don't relate. we wanted to make girls of the next generation feel like oh they're just like me i can be that too. >> and sara and dana are taking the project into schools across the country. >> tell me what it's like watching them watching your film. >> it's a joy and privilege. having a girl say i didn't know women could be astronauts. now i want to be an astronaut. that's what it's all about. >> we joined their movement at the leadership school in harlem. >> let me introduce sara and dana. >> asking this group of 7th graders that same question at the heart of the film.
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what would you do if you weren't afraid to fail? >> i would become an artist. >> i would be a doctor. >> i would be a teacher. >> i would be in textbooks and everything. i feel like the movie just gave me the final push that i needed so that i can be -- >> whatever you want to be? >> yeah. >> awesome. >> this is what a lawyer looks like. >> this is what an executive chef looks like. >> this is what a future immigration lawyer looks like. >> this is what a future empowered woman looks like. >> this is what a future artist looks like. >> this is what a future judge of the supreme court looks like. >> what's the ultimate goal and dream? >> living it right now. >> it's true. we made this film to empower the next generation of female leaders. our goal would be to continue to film this in schools, corporations, anyone that would have us. >> and we have been asking you on social media this morning what would you do if you weren't awe afraid to fail?
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here's some of the favorite responses. quit my regular job and be a full time zumba instructor. and gail says wear a bathing sult in public. love my body while doing it and rock it. and my daughter played football on her high school football team. failure is not in our vocabulary. you can learn more on our website "good morning america".com. i highly recommend it. it is so empowering for everyone. >> i was watching the little girls. you got a little girl. >> yeah. >> it's amazing what it's doing. yeah. >> oh, coming up, it's my turn. john cryer is here in times square. >> we were captivated. >> "dancing with the stars" on "gma" is brought to you by auto trader. find
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of this very strange things that happen to me in my career. i -- when i realized that's what the book was going to be that's what the title was. >> what was the impetus? you have had a very long career. so many stories i remembered after only reading roles that you have done. and of course we all know the journey that you took on two and a half men. was that like now i've got to write this down? >> no. as we were beginning the last season of two and a half men. my manager said have you ever wanted to write a book and i said no. because writing a book is hard. >> it's really hard. >> it's really hard and they said people would be really wanting you to write a book now. i said i don't want to. i said if you could get me a book deal i'll write a book because i was sure they wouldn't be able to. >> that's how you have been your whole career. kind of sure things have happened. >> and i have had a career. >> you even reached out to
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charlie about writing the book? >> yes. at one point he reached out to me and in the process of it i told him -- >> apologizing to you for a lot. >> yeah. a fair amount. but in the process of that i told him i was writing a book and i was sure that he would be like oh, but instead he was like that's great, man. >> does that surprise you? >> no it doesn't. there are times when he's very at home with his flaws. >> yeah. >> and that's part of his charm. >> and part of yours too, i dare say. you talk about this unexpected career that you have had. that you shouldn't have made it. in fact you were blessed with spunk and off kilter grin lousy posture. discolored teeth. zero muscle tone. a muffin top before they called it that and dandriff.
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of course you're a giant star. >> inevitable. in the book part of writing it made me realize there is a point where you realize your flaws are what make you special. >> right. >> so that has been the greatest growing experience for me as a performer. >> never is that more evident than in your trying out for the role of alan a certain giant executive from a different network did not want you in that role at all. you were called like '80s baggage. that's what you called yourself. >> he said i had '80s baggage not that i was '80s baggage. >> slightly different. >> but an important -- >> distinction. >> no. >> but you stuck to the way you were going to do that, the neroces that alan had that you connected with in a spiritual way. >> it allowed it to flourish and
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became this well of wondererfulness. no it became clear that the president of cbs at the time did not want me. in fact the head of casting for cbs called the producer of the show and said there are two words i don't want to hear and they are john cryer. but thankfully they let me audition audition. it was clear that when charlie and i worked together that the chemistry was there. >> the show continued to flourish without him. the other part i thought was fascinating were some of the roles you didn't get. really big roles. i want to play a game. cryin' shame. >> okay. >> these are roles that you didn't get. number one, nobody does the crane like this kid. you didn't get this role. >> nobody does -- oh the karate kid. i was not the karate kid, ladies and gentlemen. >> not the karate kid. we have you there. another role that you did not
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get was a colorful character he didn't like his assumed name. he preferred purple. this was the role that you did not get that you talk about in a very big movie. >> wait. no. i don't know which -- what's the one? >> mr. pink. >> yes. i was not mr. pink. that was not me. >> not you at all. other role that is you talk about. you were up for chandler's role in "friends". >> yes. >> see how it works out. life is a funny journey. >> it certainly is. the book is about that life takes takes detours every now and then but your job is to learn from them. >> your writing really reveals that. robin and i both agreed we love the look. >> thank you, thank you. yes, god is taking my hair. so i said let's do this god. >> off the hair and on to the face.
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>> let's do this. >> it is a pleasure. best of luck. everybody, so that happened is available in stores and online tomorrow. thanks for giveing it to us first. tuesday, april 7th. coming up tracy ellis ross takes us behind the scenes of discover brookside and discover an exciting combination of tastes. rich, dark chocolate covering soft centers. flavored with exotic fruit juices. it's chocolate and fruit flavors like you've never experienced before. discover brookside.
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celebration of trail blazers. >> that's right. bet's fifth annual girls rock show aired last night and it was a great time for all. >> jada pinkett smith. sierra just a few of the stars hitting the white carpet for "black girls rock." >> we rock because of our influence, cultureness, spiritually. socially in this world. >> the annual award show a celebration of sisterhood. >> it feels like a love letter.
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like you're with the sisters, your aunts, your daughters. >> it's an event that can motivate inspire and encourage girls to be great. >> leading the way, this year's host regina king. >> hello. >> and tracy ellis ross giving "good morning america" exclusive behind the scenes access during rehearsal. >> oh it's going to be a good show people. >> funny. >> black girls smashin' hollywood like venus and serena. >> and full of star power including performances by e. jill scott and fantasia. ♪ >> and while no boys are allowed on stage, there was one exception. >> y'all just happy to have just a little bit of testosterone in the room. >> an emotional will smith presenting the star power award to wife jada. >> i just wanted to ask you how you're feeling right now.
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this is an incredible moment. >> i'm so glad i had the opportunity to come together tonight. >> your mom and daughter are in the audience. what does it mean to be recognized in front of the two of them? >> my mom is my rock and so is my daughter and they both teach me so much. so it only made sense they would be here. >> also honored, selma director and legendary actress sis lee tyson. >> respect yourself and the world will respect you. >> and a very special guest for the first time ever the first lady with a message for all young girls watching. >> no matter who you are no matter where you come from you are beautiful. >> reminding them that black girls rock. >> we rock! >>
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. good morning. i'm eric thomas. leyla gulen is pulling double duty today. >> live doppler 7 hd is showing now starting sto to see some sprinklings and increasing clouds over to the bay area. chilly start to today. we will see an increase in rain. temperatures going to reach the upper 50s to mid 60s for most of us. overnight lows going to be very chilly indeed. accuweather seven-day forecast shows that those thunderstorms are going to happen on tuesday as well before we dry out and warm up towards the middle to the end of this week. now from the golden gate bridge. you can see those increasing clouds. traffic also increasing just a little bit. as we take you into san jose we've got a new crash southbound
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side of 280. >> thank you very much. time now for "live! with kelly and mich announcer: from our nation's capitol, washington, d.c., it's a very special edition of "live! with kelly & michael" from the white house. today, first lady of the united states, michelle obama. and "nashville" star connie britton. and an all-star celebrity fitness challenge. plus, everything you ever wanted to know about 1600 pennsylvania avenue but were afraid to ask. all next on a very exciting and extraordinary "live." now, from the 137th annual white house easter egg roll, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] kelly: here we go! hi!

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