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good morning, america. happening right now -- saturday showdowns. the big battles for both parties. a pivotal republican primary in south carolina. the candidates confident. >> we have something very special. >> it's in god's hands and the voters' hands. >> however, will it spell the end for some? meanwhile, the crucial democrat caucuses in nevada. the late-night campaigning ahead of the big vote. ♪ >> bernie sanders hoping he'll be singing a victory tune. hoverboard warning. the government's big crackdown. >> it's on fire! >> calling them all unsafe. the question put to the feds in charge. >> chairman, would you let one of your own children ride a hoverboard? >> what you should do if you have one. celebrating freedom. released from prison after four
decades in solitary confinement for a crime he says he didn't commit. what he's saying this morning about starting a new life. and real-life "star wars." virgin galactic unveils its new spacecraft designed to take passengers far, far away. the price of a ticket to ride and look who we found in the driver's seat -- captain solo himself. hey, good morning, everyone, on a momentous and multilayered day in american politics. with voters in two key states heading out to vote. >> in south carolina, the republican primary, which is really been a nasty race at points, donald trump is hoping to pull out his second win. meantime, what jeb bush said last night that has people wondering if his campaign is all but over if he doesn't finish strongly in south carolina. >> meanwhile, in nevada, a tight
race against bernie sanders for hillary clinton in the caucuses today. >> a nail-biter, and there's another political layer to all of this. president obama is spending the weekend studying that binder full of potential nominees for the supreme court. even though republicans in congress have said they may block anyone that the president puts forward. >> we're covering every angle of these fast-moving intertwining stories this morning. and we're going to start with abc's tom llamas who's in charleston, south carolina. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, good morning. the polls are open here in south carolina and the gop candidates are looking for a boost. because in just two days, nevada votes, and then after that, super tuesday right around the corner. the big question this morning, who can catch trump? this morning, donald trump trying to make it two in a row. trump hoping south carolina voters make him the big winner tonight. >> all these thousands and thousands of people you have to get out and vote.
because we have a movement -- we have something very special. >> reporter: pre-election polls have the billionaire as the front-runner. but trump had a rough week, first tangling with pope francis over his immigration policy. then, forced to explain this interview from 2002 with howard stern. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: but one of trump's major campaign points is that he opposed the war before the u.s. invaded iraq. >> i was against the war in iraq. i said it's going to totally destabilize the middle east. i tell truth about iraq. i said the war's a disaster. >> reporter: in south carolina, trump trying to explain. >> then, i started looking at it, before the war started, i was against that war. i was against that war. >> reporter: as trump fought his personal battles, senators ted cruz and marco rubio battling each other to be the next in line. rubio hoping his endorsement entourage of south carolina's most powerful republicans delivers votes. >> feel a lot of pressure because -- >> no pressure.
we feel a lot of momentum. we feel great. you know, it's in god's hands and in the voters' hands. >> reporter: a super pac supporting ted cruz, also on the offense. sending out this robocall telling voters trump was critical of the confederate flag. >> trump talks about our flag like it's a social disease. >> reporter: cruz responding to the criticism that he's running a dirty campaign with humor. >> if they're our phone calls, you should listen. anybody else, hang up. >> reporter: a strange moment to tell you about that happened two days ago in south carolina. two nights ago, dr. ben carson and senator cruz met backstage at a event here talking about what happened in iowa. the cruz campaign had suggested that dr. carson was dropping out. they met inside of a closet. win i heard this news, i thought of dan harris, because that's where he wants to take people when he's not happy with them. dan. >> i'm not even going to go there.
i heard the meeting didn't go so well, so, that's an interesting thing. you couldn't make this stuff up. tom llamas reporting from charleston. we appreciate, tom, thank you. now, to nevada, where the democrats will caucus today. hillary clinton and bernie sanders have been running neck and neck. so much on the line for both of these candidates. and abc's mary bruce is on the story from vegas. hey, mary, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as caucusgoers here get ready to vote in just a few hours, hillary clinton is hoping the luck will be with the lady tonight. as she looks to take back the momentum from bernie sanders. joined on stage by chelsea and bill clinton, and flanked by stars eva longoria and america ferrera. hillary clinton made her closing argument at a late-night vegas rally. >> let's make sure our country stays on the path of progress into the future! >> reporter: nevada was thought to be clinton's firewall, where she finally stops bernie's rise.
clinton counting on latino and union voters. >> imagine a tomorrow where we finally pass comprehensive immigration reform, which i will work on from my first day in office! ♪ >> reporter: but, as bernie sanders crisscrossed the state, in his final frantic push, he was confident high turnout can propel him to victory. >> people will look back on what happens in nevada and say, this was the beginning of the political revolution. >> reporter: while nevada is neck and neck, clinton is already looking ahead to south carolina where she holds a commanding lead. she got a big boost friday winning the coveted endorsement of influential congressman jim clyburn. >> my heart has always been with hillary clinton. >> reporter: and she's also enlisting the help of a famous voice. >> she understands that our country -- >> reporter: her latest ad narrated by actor morgan freeman. >> her life's work has been about breaking barriers, and so would her presidency.
>> reporter: and it's so close here that the party is actually handing out deck of cards like these to break any ties. each side picks a card and the high card wins. it's the vegas spin on those infamous coin tosses we saw in iowa. dan and paula. >> classic nevada, mary bruce, thank you. let's get more of this with matthew dowd. matthew, good morning. let's talk about south carolina. this is a two-part question -- is trump heading to an easy win and how important is the silver medal tonight? >> well, i think trump is headed for a win but i think it's going to be closer than many people think. i think he'll win it. he'll come out with a victory. in south carolina, it's win -- the important spots are win, place and show, and the silver is really important in this. and there's a competitive race between marco rubio and ted cruz. because of momentum, i think marco rubio pulls out second. which makes it very difficult for ted cruz in the super tuesday states coming up. and rest of the south. because he hoped to take this with momentum there.
>> yeah, you don't want to finish out of the podium. speaking of which, jeb bush, i want to ask you specifically about him, and something that he said at rally last night at a high school. here it is. >> thank you very much for allowing us to close out campaign here at your high school. god bless you. >> he said "close out our campaign here at this high school," does that sound like he's actually going to call it quits on the trail? >> jeb bush has sent all kinds of cues that, if he doesn't finish in the top three, he's probably out of this race before the next vegas caucuses, which are on tuesday for the republicans. my guess is if that happens he's out by sunday or monday. >> huge stakes. all around here. >> it's either viva las vegas or fear and loathing. >> for somebody. for some of these candidates. >> thank you very much, matthew dowd. >> thanks, matt.
we want to remind everybody, make sure to get all of the best analysis on the race to the white house tomorrow on abc's "this week." and now to the question, providing a provocative backdrop to this whole race, who should fill the supreme court seat left vacant by the sudden death of justice antonin scalia. president obama spending this weekend studying that binder filled with potential nominees for the supreme court. this morning, a funeral mass will be held for scalia, one day after thousands filed past his casket inside the supreme court's great hall and abc's devin dwyer is in washington with more on this story. devin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. 4,000 family and friends of justice scalia and more than a hundred clergy expected to pack this basilica. the catholic mass will be celebrated by the justice's son, reverend paul scalia. this morning, a final farewell to the father of nine. >> may he rest in peace. >> reporter: justice antonin scalia lying in repose in supreme court.
today will be laid to rest. sidewalk memorials to the justice who famously slammed a majority opinion as pure applesauce, adorned with jars of alongside the flowers and candles. president and mrs. obama were among the thousands who have come to pay respects. armed with research, the president today is preparing for a nomination battle. >> the president will be dedicating a significant portion of his weekend digging into that information. >> reporter: likely on the list, judges patty millett, jane kelly, merrick garland. all appointed to the federal bench with republican support. >> the senate does have a right in what the philosophy of the nominee. they only get to dispose. the president proposes. >> reporter: but senate republican leaders have said the president's pick is dead on arrival and that replacing
scalia should wait until a new president in 2017, writing in "the washington post," the american people, rather than a lame-duck president, should be afforded the opportunity to replace justice scalia. and among the attendees, vice president joe biden will represent the obama administration. justice clarence thomas will deliver a scriptural reading. and at least one presidential candidate will be in attendance, senator ted cruz of texas, says he'll attend today. >> devin, thank you. we want to move now to battle between two giants. the government and apple. apple still refusing to unlock a an iphone of a san bernardino terrorist. the battle, however, has now moved into the political arena and abc's eva pilgrim joins us with more on what's becoming a very fierce battle. good morning, eva. >> reporter: the fight continues -- personal privacy versus national security. tech giant apple versus the department of justice.
both sides arguing over accessing the san bernardino shooter's iphone. this morning, neither side is backing down. in a new federal filing prosecutors slamming apple for publicly repudiating a judge's order to unlock the san bernardino shooter's iphone. calling the tech giant's refusal to help a marketing strategy. presidential candidate donald trump now calling for a boycott until apple complies. >> boycott apple until such time as they give that security number. i just thought of that. boycott apple. >> reporter: apple ceo tim cook says it won't create a back door because helping to unlock the device would mean circumventing several important security features. >> it's not about us trying to get a back door. i don't want a door, i don't want a window, i don't want a sliding glass door. i'd like people to comply with court orders. >> reporter: apple executives say they tried helping the feds. shortly after investigators found syed farook's phone, sources tell abc news that
they reset the password removing apple's ability to access the phone remotely. now the only way into the phone, cracking the numerical pass word. the catch -- investigators only have ten tries before the phone automatically erases the data. a risk the feds aren't willing to take when there are thousands of possible combinations. >> it's relatively easy to create the back door. but just because it's easy to do doesn't mean you should do it. >> reporter: the latest filing from doj, stating apple acknowledges that it has the technical capability to help but is still rejecting the quest saying it will put the privacy of hundreds of millions at risk. and this morning, james mcafee saying on his blog, the fbi doesn't need apple to do this. offering to have his team hack into syed farook's cell phone for free for the fbi. he said it would only take him three weeks. >> meanwhile, the question about why the county went in there and
changed the password. we still don't have the answer? >> still don't have answer. we have posed that question. whether it was policy to do that. >> all right, eva, thank you. lot of other news this morning, and for that, we get it over to dr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning to you, dan and paula. good morning, everyone. we begin overseas with breaking news, a serbian foreign ministry saying that two serbian embassy workers, held hostage in libya since november, are believed to have been killed in an u.s. air strikes in that north africa country. u.s. officials say an isis operative responsible for deadly terror attacks in tunisia may have been among dozens killed in that attack. happening right now, fiji is in the middle of one of strongest cyclones ever to hit that island nation. the category 5 storm is packing winds of more than 180 miles per hour. evacuation orders are in effect. the cyclone is one of the strongest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. and to hawaii, where the navy was to help recover the helicopter that made that dramatic crash and rescue that occurred there. the tour helicopter plunging
into the waters off pearl harbor on thursday. a teenager in that chopper in critical condition. three of his family members are okay. the pilot identified as a former marine, who has undergone two surgeries. the ntsb is investigating. take a look at this. a teenager in a tennessee juvenile detention center -- caught on camera assaulting a female deputy. after the beating, the teenager is seen snatching the gun, pointing it at her and seeming to pull the trigger. but the gun was not loaded. the 16-year-old managed to escape the facility barefoot. a manhunt is under way. he faces attempted murder charges. and the case against the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch, has been transferred to an adult court in texas. couch now 18 years of age. he faces up 120 days for allegedly violating the terms of his probation. he and his mother fled to mexico where they were arrested in december. he faces decades in prison if he
violates his parole again. and now, to the death of harper lee, the famed author of "to kill a mockingbird." the novel about a white lawyer in the south who defends a falsely accused black man. won the pulitzer prize back in 1965. lee said she didn't expect the book to sell well. it sold over 40 million copies and counting. harper lee died in her hometown of monroeville, alabama. she was 89 years of age. and a dramatic rescue in the frigid waters in new hampshire friday night. rescuers pulling a woman from the fast-moving merrimack river. near manchester. the woman was hospitalized for hypothermia. and now to our galactic finale. virgin atlantic rolling out the new version. the unveiling coming less than 18 months after its predecessor broke apart. spaceship 2 named unity will carry six passengers and is designed to fly more than 60 miles high above the earth. the price of the ticket, $250,000.
hopefully, two way. and here's -- >> return flight included? >> hopefully. >> do you get pretzels with that and peanuts -- or no? >> the best seat available right now, harrison ford, hans solo himself was at the controls of the "unity." would you fly? >> i would. i would need a cocktail. >> i would want paula to go first and then me. >> very nice of you. >> i want her to test the peanuts. >> yes, you're just being a gentleman, letting the woman right? >> she always cover for me. indra, if we wanted a heat wave, this is about as close we're going to get. >> this is going to be a gorgeous day out there. if you have a friend in chicago, did you see twitter or facebook yesterday, lighting up. winds gusting 60 to 70 miles per hour. i'm going to say it, it was crazy out there.
but it started to turn dangerous. we're talking about streets evacuated. debris falling off the buildings out there. 250,000 people were without power. definitely today a milder day for them. and for a lot of us on the east coast here, look at the maps. we're talking about this mild air moving in for one day. it's going to feel like a saturday. temperatures, look at this. do i have to remind you, last weekend, we were feeling wind chills on the eastern seaboard. 20, 30, 40 below. not this weekend. its fees so much better. look at those temperatures into
>> we want to be couch potatoes. we stay on the couch. today is not the day for onesies or the sweats. >> no? >> every day is a day for onesies or sweats. >> enjoy it. >> you just broke dan's heart. well, now, to the news regarding those hoverboards, one of the most popular gifts under the christmas trees this year. this morning, a stunning announcement from the federal government. safety officials saying all of the hoverboards sold in the u.s. are unsafe. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: they have spontaneously combusted -- in malls, and park paths. >> it's on fire! >> reporter: then blamed for house fires and banned on airplanes. this morning, the government cracking down. >> it is irresponsible for a company to continue to sell hoverboards that they know do not comply with the standards. >> reporter: and since not a single one has been certified
as safe, the cpsc warns that consumers risk serious injury or death if their self-balancing scooters ignite and burn. 52 boards have been burned since december. this couple's nashville home reduced to ashes after a hoverboard caught fire. >> you always think it won't happen to you. it could happen. i don't think it's worth the risk. >> reporter: it was the hottest item on many christmas lists. ebay at one point selling one every 12 seconds. chairman, would you let one of your own children ride a hoverboard? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: which is why the cpsc said the first thing to do is take these away from your kids and then go to your retailer and demand a refund. at least one retailer, amazon is honoring refunds. of the 12 companies contacted by abc news, only one swagway offered a statement. saying we have been actively working with the cpsc on the investigation on the hoverboards. we're continuing to work on improving our product features
including enhanced safety, which remains a top priority for us. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> thank you to matt. a lot of people are going to be disappointed by that news. coming up here on "good morning america" -- freedom for a man held in solitary confinement for more than four decades for a murder he says he didn't commit. why he was released now. plus, how a simple oil change turned into a disaster for one driver and how the abc news fixer got her back on the road. and magic makeover. how i found extra space in my home and the easy ways you can, too. >> you look so concern, sara. >> that's coming up later, right? >> yeah, because i'm in a closet. >> with dan? "good morning america" is brought to you by walt disney world resort. come join us as "star wars awakens." world resort. come join us as "star wars awakens."
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ed a venn adventure and pick which animal they want to see live. amy robach joins us live tomorrow morning from tanzania with more about this incredible experience. i was chased once by elephant. i don't recommend it. >> giraffe. >> lion. >> hipppos are very aggressive. >> hippos frighten me. >> they should. >> you don't frighten me. i love you, dan. coming up this morning -- the abc news fixer taking on a case, a woman went in to get a routine oil change, but it was botched so badly that she needed a new engine. she needed an entire new engine. but first, the story of a man waking up to freedom this morning for the first time after spending more than 40 years in solitary confinement in a notorious prison in the deep south. >> he served his time and was released after pleading no contest, in the 1972 death of a prison guard. his case is now making headlines
around the globe. abc's marci gonzalez is here with the story. >> reporter: albert woodfox was in the louisiana state prison known as angola. on armed robbery charges when he was convicted in that guard's murder. his attorney said he spent more time in solitary confinement than anyone else in american history. and today, he's starting his first full day of freedom. this morning, waking up a free man, after more than four decades in solitary confinement. >> how does it feel? >> i really haven't decided yet. >> reporter: yesterday, albert woodfox, one of the prisoners known as the angola three, celebrated his 69th birthday by walking out of a louisiana jail. after taking a plea deal, he's now starting life outside of his 9 x 6 prison cell for the first time in 43 years. >> right now, i'm just resigned to trying to adjust to being free.
>> reporter: woodfox and fellow inmate wallace were convicted of murdering a prison guard. the men claiming the crime was pinned on them because of their involvement in the black panther party. >> we were framed for murder. that with we are totally completely and actually innocent of. >> reporter: they were sentenced to indefinite solitary confinement at the louisiana state penitentiary. along with another inmate who was serving time for an unrelated crime. >> and everybody was just fighting to survive from day-to-day. >> reporter: wallace and king were previously released and woodfox had his conviction thrown out twice because of inadequate representation. and racial bias. he was set to be tried for miller's murder for a third time, when he pleaded no contest to lesser charges. >> if you could go back to that day in april of 1972, what would you do? >> when forces are beyond your
control, there's not a lot you can do. >> reporter: and woodfox has maintained his innocent and said he only took the plea deal because of concerns about his age and his health. he has filed a civil suit against louisiana state officials over his extended time in solitary confinement. >> solitary confinement has been shown time and time again to do terrible things to people's pie sees. he'll have a lot to deal with. >> for sure. let's send things back over to indra petersons. who's in for rob marciano. warm weather again, right? >> definitely warm weather again. i want to start with some incredible video outside of boulder, colorado, this may look like a tornado, but look closer. notice the fire on the bottom edges. this is actually what we call a firenado. gusty winds and incredibly low humidity. notice no thunderstorm clouds in the area. the good news, no damage reports from this area. it's supposed to be a beautiful weekend out there. i'm going to be the bearer of bad news, by next week, we're watching a low moving out of the plains. new pattern here for the jet stream.
it makes its way into the northeast. so, what happens, a mix of rain, snow, wind all over again, where this system goes is still very early. we're going to have to monitor closely. there's a change coming this way, enjoy the air out there. because the cold air will be moving in quickly. in fact, temperatures dropping >> this weather is brought to you by ihop. i think paula and i got the memo, it feels like spring. we got our pink on. >> i got the ihop pancake memo. spring and pancakes. i'll spring for pancakes. how about that? >> sounds good. coming up here on "good morning america" -- how a seemingly simple trip to jiffy lube went badly wrong. someone put the wrong engine in
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welcome back, everyone. keeping your ride in good shape means maintenance, especially with those oil changes. >> keeping your ride, paula faris is so street. but what happens when you try to do the right thing and it goes wrong? that's when you call the abc news fixer. check it out. ♪ ♪ >> we're always on the go. >> reporter: a single working mom of two, jennifer is pretty good about getting oil changes for her vehicle. a 2007 hyundai santa fe suv that she adores. so, last summer, she stopped by this independently owned jiffy lube. >> it would be great and fast. >> i'll be in and out. the kids are at their friends swimming.
it would be great and fast. it was a disaster. >> reporter: she later found out that the tech drained the oil but forgot to put new oil in. >> it kept knocking and shuttering. it would shut off constantly. it wrecked the entire motor. >> reporter: jiffy lube towed it away to fix it, but when she got it back -- >> it would not accelerate. sometimes it would rev really, really high. >> reporter: something was really wrong, so, jennifer took her santa fe to this hyundai dealer to get it checked out. >> the moment they took the engine cover off, they saw it was a 2009 sonata engine. they knew it wasn't the right engine for the santa fe. >> reporter: that's right, the shop used by the local jiffy lube had replaced jennifer's engine with one of a totally different vehicle. >> i was very angry. they would never speak to me. >> reporter: after jenny got the runaround, she contacted our fixer. >> hi, i'm stephanie, the fixer. >> reporter: it was time for our fixer to rev her engine. >> we have to take all that out, right? and put in the proper engine. >> yes. >> reporter: she immediately got jiffy lube corporate involved and contacted the franchisee.
>> when the fixer contacted them, they started paying attention to this case. >> reporter: it took months of calls and research, but that shop apologized for jennifer's troubles and agreed to have her hyundai mechanic rebuild the entire engine with the proper parts at about $19,000. that jiffy lube owner said, quote, our service center employees have undergone additional compliance training on procedures. proving that the squeaky engine does indeed get the grease. >> it's fixed. thanks, abc news fixer. >> and if you have a consumer problem, you can contact stephanie at abcnews.com/thefixer. she'll help fix your ride. coming up -- from clutter to fabulous, sara's got it all in her "weekend download." -- from clutter to fabulous, sara's got it all in her "weekend download."
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♪ in today's "weekend download," how you can expand the space in your home without tearing down any walls. it's all in how you look at things. we all have one. a room at home that's only purpose is for accumulating junk. for me, it's this laundry room/coat closet. that i don't know what to do with. so, i called my friend francesco bilotto to see if he can work his magic. oh, francesco. >> hey. >> i'm so glad you're here. >> how are you? hi, trixie. >> this is my problem area. there's more we can do in here, but it's a mess. >> it is a mess. let's take your mess to maintain. >> reporter: francesco's first tip for redesigning a space -- think outside the box.
>> i think what we can do is turn this from a laundry room into a command center. >> reporter: tip number two, find inspiration. >> all right, sara, we need to look for a couple of things to handle storage. and some pretty stuff. number three, shop your home. >> reporter: i gave francesco free rein of my apartment to find items i already own. that could work in the space. after a little bit of heavy lifting we check the final tip off our list. >> tip four, add a few extras. now, my favorite part, the cleanup. >> reporter: let the transformation begin -- the final result, a space that doubles as a chic home office. and i'm ready to put it to good use. sara haines, command center. >> your closet looks amazing. >> yeah. >> he changed another closet into a baby-changing room. >> can i steal him? dan's good with closets, too.
>> he gets around. francesco is pretty talented. so, what's coming up in "pop news"? >> we're popping with some mary poppins news. and it's a sequel we have been waiting by our tvs for. ron? supercalifragilistic- expialidocious. he's going to spell that through the commercial. >> oh, nice. we'll be right back. with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor. she told me that humira helps people like me get uc under control and keep it under control when certain medications haven't worked well enough. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure.
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songs. and ron marshall has already confirmed to direct. of course, blunt and marshall worked together on "into the woods." their pairing would be practically perfect in every way. let's keep our fingers crossed that the english actress signs on the dotted line. in the meantime, we'll be practicing how to spell supercalifragilistic- expialidocious. >> ooh, we did good. >> we did. i'm excited to see what we do with that. that music -- you can't change that. >> don't change it. >> she's incredibly talented. >> emily blunt is amazing. but julia andrews, come on. come on. and the actor who played chewbacca is giving "star wars" fans something to -- about. >> wait, wait, was that chewbacca -- >> i love that in the teleprompter that sara's reading off of, when it comes to that point, it says "mating call."
>> anyone? >> i don't even want to ask questions. >> it sounds like an elephant in mud. >> no one is coming around. >> but peter mayhew is posting pages of his original "star wars" script saying it will all lead up to a big announcement. fans are going crazy wondering what it is. there's speculation that mayhew, who's 71 now, may be hanging up his furry suit. since it was revealed last month that a different actor played chewbacca in the more demanding scenes. >> that was -- we're going to give you a chance to redeem yourself, sara, one more time. >> ron said -- >> all day long. >> ron said you sound like an elephant in mud. >> so, you didn't like it? what you're saying, it didn't work. >> that's not what i said. >> okay, there's no mating going on in this call. and a new study says wearing and using big name athletic names can boost your fitness. the journal of consumer research
said that designer gym wear has a placebo effect that increase performance. researchers from penn state, notre dame created a series of tests. subjects used a golf putter to sink balls on a green. now one group was told it was nike product. while the other was not. despite the participants using the exact same putter, those who thought they were using nike performed 20% better. however, the same can't be said with professional athletes they nailed it every time. so, the study did not work. >> psychological, though. >> yeah. >> build confidence. we can all go shopping. >> i do work out better when i look cute. when i tried to put on cute gym clothes, i can kill it on the treadmill. the placebo effect, i'm extrapolating -- yeah. >> yeah, whatever. one more, kids. australian comedians are going viral this morning with a video called the "parent fantasy hotline." dan, i think you'll understand
their inspiration. >> say that thing again about having enough sleep? >> i just woke up. i had no sleep. i was bored of lying around in the bed. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> how many hours of sleep? >> nine, ten. >> oh, my god. oh, oh. >> love it. hilarious. thank you. ous. thank you. good morning, everyone, happening today, hundreds of people will take part in the ninth annual polar plunge in san francisco bay. last year the event raised $235,000 for special olympics. police officers will again join chief greg sir in taking the plunge. many of the 900 participants go into the chilly water clad in
super ar hero outfits. the polar plunge starts at noon. more than 400 will take part in a 5k dash and splash this morning. great food will be paired with fine wines from bay area wineries at the 15th annual event. the festivities will be teld at the san francisco design center galleria. 100% of the proceeds help make wishes come true for kids with life threatening medical conditions. turning to weather now, let's go to lisa with the bay area forecast. hi, lisa. >> good morning to you, a bit of a winter chill out there. the view from mount tam. high clouds and low clouds with temperatures in the 40s to near 50. san jose and morgan hill. we're looking at a whole lot of fog over san francisco. you can see it peeking out there. that will burn off and we'll see a mix of clouds and sun. check out how cool it is with a quarter mile visibility with
most of the north bay. the east bay is getting better. here's a look at the south bay. we'll see a high today in the mid-60s. so today sort of transitioning to a more spring like pattern with lower 60s on the coast and low to mid-60s bay and inland and warming trend begins tomorrow where another strong ridge of high pressure is going to bring records perhaps. >> lisa, thanks. thousands of people are remembering justice antonin scalia at a funeral mass in washington, d.c. coming up, we'll have a live report from the nation's capital. a federal agent loses his gun in san francisco. where it was before it
it's saturday, february 20th, good morning and thanks so much for joining us. weatherwise we're off to a cool start across the bay area. here's lisa tracking the conditions where you live. hi, lisa. >> good morning to you. as you begin the weekend, it's cool and it's gray and many parts. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. it will be thinning out and our camera shows some of that filt tered sunshine. fog from santa rosa and novato. liver more slowly getting better. we'll be looking for to clear within the next hour to hour and a half. then we'll look at the chilly morning until we get