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good morning, america. state of emergency. more than a foot of rain drowning the south. devouring homes. sweeping away trucks and buses. ten states under flood watches as the storm targets the west. >> breaking overnight a deadly rampage. at least five killed after a gunfight breaks out at a backyard barbecue. the massive manhunt for the killers right now. making headlines, hillary clinton and bernie sanders trading blows overnight. >> madam secretary, i will match my record against yours any day of the week. >> my dad used to say if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. >> when donald trump dances his way to the gop nomination making headlines with his tough talk about muslims. >> i think islam hates us. >> the front-runner's campaign facing new questions and now an abc news investigation into his
modeling company as the republican candidates prepare to face off tonight. ♪ steph curry at the buzzer sinking a half-court basket with seconds to go. the record-breaking streak that can't be stopped. is curry too good for the game? ♪ good morning, america. okay, it is official. steph curry is too good for the game. >> absolutely. >> come on. it's incredible. >> beyond half-court. right at the buzzer. have a little bit more on that coming up. >> should have called glass, though. >> bam. >> all right, also we have a lot of big news to get to including that huge night in politics. bernie sanders and hillary clinton facing off in another debate and it was a fiery one. >> oh, yeah, not just what they said was on everybody's mind. take a look at this. the internet is in quite an
uproar over the color of bernie sanders' suit. everybody wondering black, brown or perhaps navy, even some wondering if it was eggplant. >> but his camp -- eggplant? >> yes, a shade of purple. >> his camp spoke out and they said blue and changed their mind and said black. >> this is all reminiscent of that dress. >> looks brown to me. >> looks brown to me. >> looks blue to me. >> it looks like a suit to me. >> we'll have a lot more on the race for the white house. first we want to get to all that severe weather down south. deadly flash flooding. drowning homes in louisiana. take a look at this drone video showing a neighborhood overwhelmed by all the water. abc's phillip mena is in hard hit haughton this morning. good morning, phillip. >> reporter: i want to show you just how much water has ponded around the home. this is the high water mark. it's about at my chest. now, the family living here, they have evacuated safely and this morning they're one of thousands in this community who
have had to abandon their homes. overnight unrelenting rain wreaking havoc across the south claiming three lives since monday. the governor of louisiana declaring a state of emergency. authorities ordering the evacuation of 3,500 homes in bulger county. this video showing one of those neighborhoods devoured by flood waters. some residents ignoring those evacuation orders kayaking through the streets. here in haughton this man rescuing his neighbors with his boat after floodwaters engulfed their home and these semis swept off the highway and drivers taking on washed out roads at their own peril forcing these national guard soldiers to search muddy waters for stranded motorists and communities in texas -- >> whoa. >> reporter: -- still reeling from the series of tornadoes that hit earlier this week. some neighborhoods under water. >> good lord.
>> reporter: forcing even more from their homes. the rain has been falling for more than 40 hours. in that time neighborhoods have turned into lakesment more than 100 homes under water with more rain on the way. >> phillip mena, thanks so much. we return to rob tracking that storm, as well as all the heat here out east. >> record shattering stuff yesterday. again today. all part of the ridge blocking the advancement of the rainfall across parts of the south. another wave comes in today. part of the upper level low and some areas seeing 20 inches of rain and could see three to five today. a little bit of a shift to the east and getting into memphis and louisville. we're looking at the pineapple express bringing winds over 90 miles an hour. rainfall dries in the san francisco and into southern california as well. more about that in ten minutes.
>> thanks. we move on to that other breaking news. deadly rampage at a backyard barbecue in pennsylvania leaving five dead and authorities are searching for the gunman and pierre thomas has the latest. >> reporter: a beautiful day turned incredibly violent. the latest stunning example of urban violence and listened to the dispatchers. reports of multiple shots fired, seven or eight shots. four people were dead at the scene and several were taken to the hospital. another victim later dying. four of the five killed were female. police are on the hunt for what they believe may be two gunmen and think it was some kind of argument but still don't have a clear motive. george. >> what a horrible scene. thanks very much. >> george, now to the race for the white house hitting a fever pitch overnight. hillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off in a fiery democratic debate clashing over wall street, health care, immigration and donald trump. abc's cecilia vega is in miami with the latest on all of that. good morning to you, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. the next big battle is here in florida on tuesday and after
what we saw on that debate stage, you can bet it is going to be a big fight. overnight a rematch on the debate stage. >> madam secretary, i will match my record against yours any day of the week. [ cheers and applause ] >> well, let's do that. let's talk about that. let's talk -- >> reporter: bernie sanders and hillary clinton in a florida fight. >> i have -- >> excuse me, excuse me. >> reporter: a debate hosted by univision where the one thing they all agreed on was trumping donald trump. >> i was the first one to call him out. i called him out when he was calling mexicans rapists, when he was engaging in rhetoric that i found deeply offensive. i said basta. >> let us not forget several years ago trump was in the middle of the so-called birther movement trying to delegitimize the president of the united states of america. >> he's talking about a very
tall wall, right, a beautiful, tall wall. >> reporter: both sides forced to defend their own records. clinton exasperated about those e-mails. >> if you get indicted, would you drop out? >> oh, goodness. that's not going to happen. i'm not even answering that question. >> reporter: and turning a question about those nagging negative polls on honesty and trust into a moment of reflection. >> i am not a natural politician in case you haven't noticed like my husband or president obama. so, i have a view that i just have to do the best i can, get the results i can, make a difference in people's lives. >> reporter: but the biggest debate of the night, once again, what color was bernie sanders' suit? take a look one more time at that picture. this went viral online. one person tweeting no more revolutionary act has been committed on the political stage. george, i saw brown. i declare it so. this is dressgate 2016 all over
again. it was brown. >> i think that's what i saw too but we've all been victims of our lighting. cecilia, thanks very much. republican, their big debate tonight ahead of next tuesday's decisive votes. florida, the biggest prize, 99 delegates, winner take all and latest poll shows trump with a massive lead over marco rubio and tom llamas is on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. senator rubio tells me he will rely on those same voters that launched his political career and eventually sent him to the senate as the trump campaign deals with a new controversy allegedly involving its campaign manager. this morning, donald trump getting closer and closer being too big to fail. his delegate count growing. the gop frontrunner dancing to the nomination but as he starts acting more like a politician his tough talk about muslims amped up. >> i think islam hates us and we have to be very vigilant.
we have to be very careful and we can't allow people coming into this country who have this hatred. >> reporter: trump heading into the ohio and florida primaries hoping for big wins to wrap up the race. >> you knock them out. if you knock them out nothing can happen. >> reporter: but the trump campaign also now dealing with an ugly moment from their victory party. reporter michele fields who works for the conservative news site breitbart claiming she was forcefully grabbed by trump's campaign manager after she asked a tough question, writing "someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. i almost fell to the ground but was able to maintain my balance. nonetheless, i was shaken." a "washington post" reporter confirming he saw the incident. the trump campaign yet to respond. even though trump is winning a poll shows he has a 67% unfavorability rating. in florida, senator marco rubio now admitting ridiculing trump for his tan and size of hands was a mistake. >> my kids were embarrassed by
it and i, you know, if i had to do it again i wouldn't. >> reporter: rubio insisting he's going to win the florida primary. some polls show trump up 20 points. >> you need a miracle on tuesday? >> we need votes and we're going to get them. >> reporter: jeb bush is meeting with all candidates except donald trump. he was a popular governor here but unclear how much his endorsement would matter since major endorsements in this race have not delivered victories. >> thanks very much. let's talk about it with jon karl. jon, starting out with the debate, you know, democrats feisty last night. thursday night has become fight night for the republicans but this could be the last big debate. >> reporter: george, this is almost certainly the last big opportunity for the anti-trump forces to try to stop donald trump. they're a bit liking a basketball team that has to score multiple three-point shots at the buzzer, none of them exactly looking like steph curry and this could be the last debate because although there's another one on the schedule for the end of the month it's not clear that it will actually happen.
doesn't have a sponsor yet and not clear whether john kasich and marco rubio will be around to be in that. >> let's look at the delegate fight. if donald trump way ahead in florida wins both florida and ohio those winner take all states on tuesday, no one else in the field will be able to get the delegates they need. to have a majority before the convention. >> in fact, george, even if they beat trump in those two states it's going to be nearly impossible to catch up. take a look at this. if marco rubio wins the state of florida, he needs to win 75% of the rest of the delegates to clinch before the convention in cleveland. ted cruz is not expected to have a chance in either florida or ohio. he would need 68% of the delegates left and if john kasich can win his home state of ohio where he has banked everything he would need to win 85% of the delegates to clinch before the convention so quickly becoming almost a mathematical impossibility to beat donald trump before the convention. >> if they win a couple they could deny him the majority, as well.
>> reporter: absolutely. in fact, he would need to get 48% of delegates even if he wins both those states, so he has to do better than he's been doing. >> jon karl, thanks very much. to tennis star maria sharapova speaking out after she failed a drug test amid new allegations now she ignored several warnings about that banned drug. abc's linsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: just two days after publicly disclosing she'd failed a drug test. >> on january 1st, the rules had changed and meldonium became a prohibited substance which i had not known. >> reporter: maria sharapova has a message of gratitude for her fans this morning. in an open letter posted on her website she writes i woke up yesterday morning with an inbox full of love and compassion. she may be feeling the love of her fans but that's not shared by some of the major
corporations that help make her the world's highest paid female athlete. >> there is no opponent but yourself. >> reporter: porsche, nike and tag heuer all suspending her. in the wake of the failed drug test. while meldonium is used to treat heart ailments some studies say it boosts endurance. >> showed a lot courage to admit to what she had done and that being said it's just taking responsibility but she admitted she's willing to do. >> reporter: sharapova's lawyer tells abc news she was taking a low dose of the drug at the recommendation of a family doctor to address several issues including irregular ekg tests and that she was unaware meldonium was found within the medication. but the times of london reports she had been warned to stop taking the substance five times. but her attorney says, this really is a very honest mistake by a very good woman who takes her career very seriously. when or how sharapova can win
back the respect of the public remains to be seen. but she's made it clear she wants to return writing in her open letter i'd like to play again and hope to have the chance to do so. a spokesperson for russia's president says the situation should not be presented in such a way it casts a shadow on all russian sports. but some good news for the russian tennis star, sports equipment company head says it plans to extend her endorsement deal saying it seems it was all an honest mistake and seems to be taken and innocent until proven guilty stance. >> thanks so much. joined by "usa today" columnist christine brennan, so, what do you make of that phrase, an honest mistake? are you buying it? >> no, not really, amy. i think she's going to be banned at least for six months, maybe up to four years. this is -- those e-mails you have to read them. she was warned over and over again. they don't just drop this news on you on new year's eve what's on the banned list. she had ample opportunity and
it's a huge mistake for maria sharapova. >> you know we keep hearing from her speaking out in this latest instance thanking her fans. does that change anything, swing favor in her opinion. >> admirable she's taken ownership of this where other athletes deny, deny, deny like lance armstrong but when it comes down to the hearing in may the tennis federation will look at this and decide her fate. they're not looking at her facebook posts or a pr campaign but did she have medical records and prove why she took this for heart ailments and angina for a young person for all these years is what they'll care about. >> you're expecting a stiff punishment, christine brennan, thank you so much. >> thank you, amy. we switch gears to a heart-stopping moment caught on camera. an armed suspect threatening a cab driver with a gun, but a police officer in the right place at the right time. jumping in to save the day. abc's gio benitez has our story. >> give me all your money, man.
everything you got now! >> that's cab driver ralph valetta on his first job of the day in reading, pennsylvania. being robbed at gunpoint. >> i just started. >> what else you got? let me see your wallet. >> i don't have anything in my wallet. >> we can do this the hard way or we can did it the easy way. let me see your wallet. i need it all right now if you don't want to die, pan. >> reporter: the terrifying moments all caught on his cab's dash cam. what's going through your mind through all this? >> give him what he wants and get out. i didn't want to get hurt. >> reporter: but what this robber didn't realize, who had just pulled up behind the scene of the crime. deputy sheriff terry elie seen his cab stopped at a green light, gets out of his car. >> there's a cop behind us. >> what's the problem? let me see your hands. get out. >> oh, my god. you're a life saver. oh, my god. i can't believe it. he has a gun.
he had it at my head. >> reporter: the officer arresting the suspect on the scene. >> what are the odds that while you're going through this there's an officer right behind you? >> this was my guardian angel. he appeared. >> if that's how he feels that's great. we're out there every day helping out and worked out perfectly. >> reporter: for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, reading, pennsylvania. >> it was really his guardian angel. >> yeah. >> scary story with a happy ending. another good story, special guest in washington this morning. canada's young and handsome new prime minister justin trudeau has arrived with his wife sophie and three kids for tonight's state dinner at the white house. state dinner, not steak dinner and it's the first one for 19 years and didn't take long for his 2-year-old son hadrian to steal the show giving out high-fives to people at the airport and people on both sides of the aisle are gushing over the prime minister's charisma
and just the other day, the prime minister was cuddling with pandas at the toronto zoo. >> i want to do that. >> and all the panda-monium has spread to washington and one headline said justin fever hits washington. >> and the "gma" set. he's adorable. >> go back to rob with more on the record heat in the east. >> including d.c., george, where the blossoms will be blooming early. right now 64 degrees in new york city. a typical morning temperature for july. look at these. some blowing out of the water. warmest 80 degree temperature in newark and philly on record and we'll do it again tomorrow.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. can you seat clouds are bringing us moderate-to-heavy rain the next 36 hours across the north bay where we have the best chance of flooding and power outages and lighter storms for all of us saturday and sunday and monday with the rain across the motor bay and as we head into the afternoon hours and upper 50s the rest of us in the low-to-mid 60s. my seven-day outlook shows a but of rain during tomorrow's morning commute and a little bit 80 plus degrees this early in march. remarkable, george. thank you, rob. coming up here on "gma," hulk hogan's $100 million lawsuit and the man testifying saying he couldn't wait to put it online. dan and nancy join us weighing in live. donald trump riding high but the gop front-runner is under
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welcome back to "gma" and looking at flooding in louisiana. a state of emergency has been declared. more than a foot of rain. ten states under flood watches. >> wow. also right now republican candidates are preparing to face off in miami tonight. it's the 12th gop debate and it's a crucial face-off for marco rubio who is currently trailing donald trump and ted cruz in the delegate count. also this morning minnesota hospitals launching what they call the nation's largest concussion study looking at the long-term effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. take a look at this video getting reaction online. viewed more than 35 million times. >> you're looking at a young woman giving the man who raised her the gift of a lifetime. she's giving him a big hug there. we've got the story behind it coming up.
>> a sweet story. >> get the kleenexes ready. all right. now to the latest in hulk hogan's $100 million legal battle with the website gawker. the site's editors testifying about their decision to post the sex tape and stunning the courtroom in the process. abc's linzie janis has the story. >> reporter: hulk hogan's personal lawyer testifying he and his client whose real name is terry bollea did this interview with tmz when the sex tape was just a rumor. >> first of all, welcome. >> yeah, first of all there were several brunettes, okay. >> reporter: david houston telling the jury all joking aside, he and the hulkster had a very clear agenda. >> i mean the whole purpose was to get the word out. >> knock out anyone who might be tempted to publish it. in this is notice. if anybody goes forward with this thing we'll find them and prosecute them. >> reporter: five months later in october 2012 gawker.com did what no other media outlet dared. the man behind the post labeled
nsfw, not safe for work, a.j. daulerio saying he couldn't wait to publish it. after receiving it from an anonymous source. >> i enjoyed watching the video. i found it very amusing. >> reporter: daulerio saying he didn't call hogan or clem before putting it up on the site. >> so it's fair to say that whether he suffered emotional distress or not that played no part in your decision to publish it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: lawyers asking if there's any celebrity sex tape he wouldn't consider newsworthy. >> if they were a child. >> what age? >> 4. >> reporter: but gawker calling the outrageous remark flip saying only it was made after he said he wouldn't post the tape of a child. lawyers asking nick denton
whether he thought it would be distressing to hogan. >> uh, no, i didn't and why not in because my job is to disseminate information and that's our social function. >> reporter: team hogan also puts a college professor on the stand who told the jury that gawker's post violated nearly every principle of ethical journalism but gawker prides itself on having different journalistic standards and it has not even begun to present its case in court. >> thanks. let's talk about it with dan abrams and nancy grace, host of "nancy grace" on hln. pretty startling moment on where gawker would draw the line. >> yes, it was very startling and that certainly is putting perfume on the pig to say that your line, your gold standard is that you would not post a sex tape of a child under 4. gawker's argument is that that
was being flip and sarcastic but even being flip and sarcastic is not going to go down well with that jury and it lifts the veil on the mentality at gawker when they put out the hulk hogan sex tape. >> right, and, dan, that can't win them any friends but underneath they have a relatively bad day. strong case. >> this was a bad day for gawker. they were taking depositions giving them before. both these will end up testifying in the case where they'll have more time to explain things. >> joking around. >> whatever, but, look, the real risk for gawker here is a legal matter. is it these jurors put gawker on trial in general as opposed to focusing on the very specific question here about this tape, this context, this question. and if i'm gawker, the one thing i'm really worried about is that the jurors become so angry at what gawker does that they simply want to punish them and i'm sure that's what their
lawyers are -- >> i would not put them back on the stand. they may do it, dan. you may be right about that but i wouldn't put those two on the stand. they're radioactive and imagine what would happen on cross-examination. you know what, speaking of the testimony in court i thought hulk hogan did a great job. it's not hulk hogan that you are used to seeing in the ring with the wwe. this is the private hulk. bollea and came across as measured and calm and not what people would have expected. >> i thought hulk hogan was okay. i didn't think he was great. i think this whole distinction between i get to pick when i'm hulk hogan versus when i'm terry bollea is not a particular -- >> you think gawker not going on the stand is an option. >> no, no question nick denton will take the witness stand in this case. no question about it. i mean he has to take the stand. you can't let them put clips of your deposition in without providing context. nick is a much more important witness in the context of this case than terry bollea/hulk
hogan meaning hulk hogan's testimony, yes, it's relevant. yes, it's important but the most important question in this case is, why did gawker do what it did? what were they thinking? what was the reasoning behind -- >> dan, i think that what you're saying legally is absolutely correct, because this case is against them and you've got to get their reasoning but in my mind when i am speaking to a jury, what's going to matter is, how did this affect hulk hogan? is he believable? was he damaged i found it to be sincere. >> that assumes liability and we're already to damage. >> that was great, guys. thanks very much. >> yeah. >> coming up we'll talk about the model taking on donald trump claiming the presidential hopeful's modeling agency treated her like a slave. slave. ush) if you need an opioid to manage your chronic pain, you may be sooo constipated it feels like everyone can go
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taking on a company owned by the presidential candidate. she claims she was promised she would make big bucks working for trump's modeling agency, but that was not the case. abc's brian ross is here with the story. good morning, brian. >> reporter: well, good morning, lara. as a candidate donald trump has called for an end to abuse in a u.s. visa program that brings in seasonal foreign workers criticizing others including the parent company walt disney but is the very program he repeatedly used in his own business ventures including one less known but quite glamorous. ♪ in a video for this year's "sports illustrated's" swimsuit contest mia king is running a provocative campaign. much like the man who owns the modeling agency that represents her. donald trump. >> beautiful, beautiful. >> reporter: it's not well known but his vast business empire includes a modeling agency. trump model management is not considered one of the top ten agencies but some of his models
have hit it big including his wife melania who while dating him posed on his private jet for a private magazine and as seen on this reality show he's been involved in recruiting talent. >> you just signed. >> reporter: it hasn't worked out for everyone. alexia palmer was recruited from jamaica and brought to the u.s. by the trump agency under a special h1b visa program for foreign workers. in government documents filed by the trump agency it said palmer would make at least $75,000 a year for three years as a full time employee. did that seem like a lot of money to you? >> yes. >> reporter: but she got nothing close to that from the more than 21 shoots including this campaign for iman cosmetics. according to a lawsuit she filed the trump agency deducted some 80% of her earnings as fees and
expenses leaving her for a total of three years of only $3,880 plus some modest cash advances and under her visa status she could not work anywhere else. >> i feel like i was a slave or something. >> a slave. >> because that's what slavery people do just work and work and work and don't get no money. >> reporter: the trump agency said it had a hard time finding work for palmer and that the $75,000 a year on the form was just an estimate. trump general counsel alan garten. >> there was no employer/employee relationship. >> except you checked the box that said full time employee. >> that's what the form requires. >> that wasn't true. >> this is how it's done in the industry. >> reporter: a former u.s. immigration official says companies don't have the option of ignoring the wage figures they cite in a u.s. visa form like the $75,000. >> it would be extraordinarily unusual for that to be legal. >> reporter: the trump agency has brought more than 100 young models to the u.s. under the h1b
visa program, the very program trump as a candidate has criticized others for using as a cheap labor program. so, 22-year-old alexia is going to take on donald trump. >> yes and i know i'm going to win because this is very unfair. >> reporter: alexia palmer says there are other trump models like her but they're afraid to take him on. in part once they leave the agency their visas expire and if they stay in the u.s. they're subject to deportation. >> thank you, brian. coming up on "good morning america" we have the story behind this heartwarming video. a young woman giving the man who raised her the gift of a lifetime. we have a health headline this morning about a weight loss strategy that stars like jimmy kimmel used call fasting diets. dr. besser will be here live to talk about it. my mom loves giving me advice. she even gives me advice... ...about my toothpaste and mouthwash. but she's a dentist so...i kind of have to listen. she said "jen, go pro with crest pro-health advanced."
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have ever met. well, it said dad first. you raised me my whole life from putting my hair into tight princess leia buns. i know we're so weird together but that's what makes you and i cannot imagine having you in my life. i'm so grateful to be able to call you dad. oh, my god. are you serious? >> what, what, what? >> what is it? >> another note. >> really? god. >> read it to us. >> wow, it's -- >> it's what? now we can't stand the suspense. >> it's a petition for adoption. >> oh, wow. >> oh. >> i'm over here about to tear up. i look down at the kleenex like you can't come back crying, michael. but that was pretty powerful. she said on facebook everyone had been waiting for it but i finally asked the man who raised
me to adopt me and love you with all my heart and can't wait to be a farrell. this man raised her as his own. >> about as good a proposal as you can get. >> beautiful story. thanks for bringing that to us. coming up next on "good morning america," we have a big morning. we have a huge "deals & steals," tory johnson is here with big savings to help you revamp your home. so a lot to look forward to when we come back is there that's why we like thursdays. we like thursdays.
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good morning. it is 7:56. i'm abc7 news morning anchor reggie aqui. the big story, the rain. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking the first of two storms, so mike, what can we expect today. >> expect the potential for flooding across the north bay and the rest of us toward tomorrow. down both sides of the bay shore and the peninsula coast. south land and inland don't need to worry about it. in the lunch hour, it makes it into the heart of the bay. never makes it into the south bay. >> in the north bay, slow traffic. the map with the green meaning rain and the blue meaning puddles and the potential of slow traffic through santa rosa right now due to the weather. >> thank you, sue. coming up, are the popular fasting diets a safe way to lose weight. the doctor will weigh in next on
good morning, america. the first uterus transplant has failed. what will doctors do to move forward and how is the patient recovering this morning. a big health headline about weight loss strategy. popular fasting diets picking up speed but are they safe? dr. besser here with the reality calorie check. jennifer aniston opening up. why he's feeling her best and how it's never too late to learn how to say no. ♪ revamp your home right now. lots of "deals & steals" to make over your walls, your kitchen and more as we say -- >> good morning, america.
and tory johnson. good morning, america. happy thursday, and that means tory is here with great "deals & steals." what's the number today? >> 57% off. >> you got it. 57% off today. >> yeah. >> nice. >> i'm always shopping, george. also this morning, this video making a lot of headlines. what started this brawl between five women on a flight to los angeles. wow. >> that is a brawl. >> yeah, that is. it's official. and then we're breaking down some new research about online dating. who should be making the first move? ladies, it might be us. you'll want to hear this story coming up. and also this morning, the ultimate sisters surprise. two long lost siblings living just mile as part. but they how found each other, we have that coming up. >> they never knew it. >> it's unbelievable, that story. i love that story. >> that is coming up. right now the news with amy.
>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in the war on isis. intelligence officials uncovered what could be a treasure trove of documents showing how the terror group recruits foreign fighters including americans. the files reportedly contain personal details about 1,700 fighters from 40 countries, 4 americans among them. recruits were asked for their contact information and were asked whether they would prefer to be a fighter or a suicide bomber. well, a state of emergency has been declared in louisiana because of extreme flooding blamed for three deaths in that region. up to a foot of rain has already fallen forcing thousands to flee their homes, and unfortunately more rain is on the way. well, immigration was the main topic at the eighth debate between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. both promised not to deport undocumented children in the u.s., but clinton suggested sanders had supported vigilantes who hunt down immigrants, a claim he said was unfair. the two also clashed on health care and wall street policies. >> madam secretary, i will match
my record against yours any day of the week. >> you know, my dad used to say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is and we deserve answers about how these programs will actually work and how they would be paid for. >> and more to come on the other side of the aisle this evening. republicans have their debate in florida tonight. well, in medical news the first uterus transplant in the united states has failed. doctors were forced to remove the uterus after the patient suffered complications, but she is recovering and has thanked her doctors for acting quickly to protect her health. researchers are now reviewing those complications to understand what went wrong. well, a food safety recall this morning. pistachios are being recalled because of a salmonella outbreak. they were sold under the brand names wonderful, paramount farms and trader joe's. illnesses reported in nine states and our website has all the details. tense moments on this flight
to los angeles on a spirit airlines plane. five women started brawling with each other. all because of some loud music apparently being played on a boombox. police at l.a.x. called it a, quote, mutual combat situation but no charges filed. in sports he's done it again, steph curry sank a 55-foot buzzer beater last night, look at that before halftime. this is not that unusual for him. this season alone he has hit 17 shots from more than 30 feet away and 4 of them had been from over 40 feet away. and finally we have an explanation for a picture everyone has been talking about online. take a look at this woman's expression as she rode splash mountain there at disney world. it turns out she was angry because her husband wouldn't go on the ride with her. the internet having a lot of fun photoshopping her on to the mona
lisa, even with john travolta -- ooh, creepy -- having fun with it. it was all planned and looking for the camera then she was practicing her grumpy cat face. >> never going to get over that. >> no, he's not. >> over to lara. thank you very much and we're talking about a health headline, fasting diets and "the new york times" saying they're gaining popularity and hollywood stars like jimmy kimmel are trying them out but we need to ask are they safe? abc news health and medical editor dr. richard besser is with us. a bit of a reality check. we've heard about these before. >> yeah. >> what do they claim to do? >> well, you know, there's a number of different ones that are out there and they all involve some degree of fasting so one is you get to anything you want for five days and calorie restrict down to 500 calories for two days. another one is every other day so whatever you want one day then fasting the next and then one you eat all of your calories during a six-hour period and claims -- there's a lot of different claims. some claim they can reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and your
blood pressure and some say they'll give you weight loss with minimal adverse outcomes and some say they reduce your risk of cancer and easier to comply with because you only have to diet two days a week. >> any science behind it? >> there is science in animals that show some value in fasting but there's very limited studies in humans, and that's concerning. they're potentially hazardous for people with pre-existing conditions like kidney or liver problems or immune problems. if you have diabetes, it can drop your blood sugar low or if you're taking certain medications, that can be dangerous if you're fasting, and some studies show that if you're fasting one day, the next day you're so hungry you'll overeat. >> i would imagine that would be the case for me. humans, we've said before, are sort of like cars, you have to keep gas in the engines, little bit, little bits. is that your philosophy? >> as you know, i'm not a big fan of diets. i think here we need to see a lot more research and see these
compared head-to-head with other diets, and i say to my patients, make small changes you can live with. that's the best way to go. some people find jump-starting a diet this way is very helpful but i really don't think -- right now i'd give it a big question mark. >> don't look at those pictures and think i'm going to try it. >> i'm not a big fan. >> dr. besser, we listen to you. thank you very much. we have to get right over to michael. >> all right. thank you. whatever you two are doing is working because you both look great. here's what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." how online dating is changing the rules of love and what women can do to have more success. also, jennifer aniston is revealing the secret to her happy marriage. why being in her 40s it's the best. plus, "deals & steals" to brighten up your home and they start under $10. all of that coming up in times square with the people. ♪ "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by new centrum vitamints, a multivitamin you enjoy like a mint. why can't i buy this weird, shaved-meat sandwich with my phone? why can't my battery last long enough to navigate
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initiated conversations online are 2.5 times more likely to get a response than men who make the first move. not only that, the responses will be from more desirable men. do you ever make the first move? >> no. >> no? >> what about you guys? >> never? >> sometimes. >> reporter: in the unscientific analysis that may only apply to ok cupid, the report said that women who initiated contact led to more conversations. >> when women are proactive there is a big win showing if they actually speak up, they have so much to gain. >> reporter: the unspoken expectation that men should spark the convo is starting to seem a little dated. >> i felt it was very old fashioned. the man asked the woman out on the date. >> reporter: while leandra still wants the man to make the first move, not so for ashley. >> i think it's empowering to know the success rate is higher if women make the first move. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, los angeles. let's talk about it with
demetria lucas. throw out the rules? >> they're taking charge of their dating lives. this is long way overdue. >> what's the best way to go about it? >> if you find somebody you think is attractive, say hi and ask a question or pay them a compliment. it can be as beautiful as i like your tie, your hair. >> let's go. >> never seen a guy to be upset. interested. who's friendly. >> why are these social mores so hard to break for so many women, you know, why is it so entrenched in us? so many of us doing it the old-fashioned way. >> you know, this is what we've been told for hundreds of years, the guy has to make the first move. it's desperate, too forward but it's 2016 like we've been doing things the wrong way for a really long time. >> can i ask something? i'm a huge advocate of going after what you want, you're cute. maybe we can talk but i am old fashioned in thinking then once that's established, let the guy
chase you. >> exactly so making the first move doesn't mean making all the moves? right. it means making sure you're friendly, approachable and interested and, again, you're less likely to reject him. >> can i ask a question? >> but -- but i think a lot of times when the woman is the initiator, the guy sometimes doesn't want to step on her toes. he warrants her -- and she was the aggressor before so wants to sit back and men are afraid of rejection as well. when you say nice tie, social media and ok cupid. what about when you're walking down the street, do they apply when you're face-to-face? >> don't you love a beautiful compliment? >> exactly. >> so if a woman says i like your tie, your shirt. >> we're going out on a date on me. that's right. >> yes, yes. >> may i speak? i just wanted to ask the gentlemen in the group what would you think of that? how would you feel? i know obviously it doesn't apply. this is just sort of a hypothetical but would you be comfortable with that? >> sure. >> absolutely. >> it wouldn't make you change the way you think about the woman?
>> no, i would think the woman is confident in herself. it makes her attractive to me. >> not all the moves after that. >> not all the moves. >> have to be approachable and friendly. that's your only job. you guys have been practicing your opening lines since you were, what, 9, 10, 11. >> i'm retired. >> i watch "friends." how you doin'? that's all i got. that's all i got. >> oh, wow. >> thank you so much, demetria. great conversation. all right, now to a hollywood star who has seen success in love, work and life. jennifer aniston cracking the secret to having it all and opening up to "harper's bazaar" about why being in her 40s is the best. abc's reena ninan has her story. >> hey, you know no junk food for breakfast. >> dad lets us. >> he also lets you go to school without underwear. >> reporter: newly married and starring alongside julia roberts and kate hudson in the upcoming "mother's day." 47-year-old jennifer aniston's professional and personal success is at an all time high. >> i'm here for a job. >> reporter: and this morning she's opening up about her
secret to having it all telling "harper's bazaar" she's ready to start taking risks. "you have to start taking chances in an industry that's very insecure about taking chances on people." aniston also working on mastering the art of saying no. "i'm trying to be better at that. there was a time when i worked and worked and worked. i really have to love something to be leaving my home, my dogs, my husband. the older you get, the more you realize that." and speaking of her husband, she's also taking on the role of newlywed. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: telling nick watt about keeping her august wedding to long-time boyfriend justin theroux under wraps. >> how did you manage to keep it a secret? >> where there is a will there is a way. honestly, it was just a faith a lot of hope and the wonderful, beautiful team of trustworthy people. >> yeah. >> reporter: the key to their marriage, aniston says
it's laughter telling "harper's bazaar," "married life is so normal and fun and not so much different. we felt married for so long." with all of aniston's recent success she says her age might be the secret. "i feel better in my 40s not only do you feel better in your body physically but you're mentally better. for me in my 30s i was just trying to figure it all out and you hit 40 age you're like, oh, okay, i got this." for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> all right. let's go outside to michael now. >> all right, tory johnson here now with "deals & steals" bringing us big bargains on things you'll love for your home. tory, welcome. >> welcome. all right, so let's first up wall pops. this is a really cool company because they make a wide variety of just peel and stick decals for home, dorm, office. any room that needs just a little flair and what's great, you can change them as often as you change your mood which we love that. >> if i peel it off it won't affect the paint. >> it will not hurt the wall.
big assortment from $15 to $50, today every single thing is slashed in half, so starting at 7.50. >> $7.50. you can't beat that. >> next up, we have two different things here, this is from a company called glory haus, these gorgeous pillows and then these amazing wood pieces that are immediately ready to hang, frame, to be able to hang on a wall. to be able to just put onto a shelf, whatever you prefer. how much do you love the pillows? this is my happy place. right here in times square. "good morning america." so many really fun sayings and a big, big assortment for these. normally these range from $19 to $97.50. depending on what you choose. everything is slashed in half so starting at $9.50 to $48.75. >> i'm going to get you that one, tory. >> okay. i like this one for you. i would give you this. >> life is better when we're together. >> you know, we give each other those, we're doing pretty good for ourselveourselv. these are nice. >> i love these. look at these. this is a melamine plate dishwasher safe. this is one of our writers here at "gma." big assortment. there's like 25 different
styles, and then you get to personalize, so you can pick the phrase, the names, the patterns, initials. whatever you like. super fun makes any table a little more decorative. >> and your kids won't argue over a plate if you put their name on a plate. >> there you go, so these are normally slashed by 57% so today only 20 bucks. 20 bucks. >> can't beat that. >> so from hampton forge, three different knife sets. everybody -- anyone in the kitchen loves a really good knife, right? >> uh-huh. >> it's great for cooking. these are ergonomically designed so really great, comfortable to hold. a set of three, the set of steak knives or the big 15-piece butcher block set with all the knives. that's serious. >> i know. >> that's serious. >> my second skill. i like they come in gold or bronze and also in silver. >> the blades on the hampton forge knives are sensational and so is this price. so, normally depending on the set you choose, these are $25 to $63. everything is slashed in half
so starting at $12.50. but last but not least i hooked you up for easter. coming up, a little ways to go for easter, but order now. these baskets are amazing, come personalized, ten characters, and all of this stuff comes in it, so i have sofia and isabella. you cannot beat this from personal creations. normally $35 including the personalization, only $17.50 and free shipping from personal creations. >> isabella and sofia know what they're getting. hope they're not watching the show. thank you, tory. you're awesome. thanks to all these companies for providing these great deals. you can get the codes and links at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! plus two bonus deals you'll only find online. tory, you're amazing. what you do is absolutely sensational. rob, over to you, my friend. >> michael, we are digging those deals. even these sophomores from tennessee. where are you from? what high school? >> i am from zion christian academy. >> are you having fun? >> yeah. >> love it. what a beautiful day we got going on but we have that flooding issue across parts of the south and flash
floodwater warnings from tyler, texas, up to memphis. more heavy rain on the way, in some cases 20 inches and get another 3 to 5 and more flooding happening i think for the next 36 hours and more rain for the northwest. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. can you seat clouds are bringing us moderate-to-heavy rain the next 36 hours across the north bay where we have the best chance of flooding and power outages and lighter storms for all of us saturday and sunday and monday with the rain across the motor bay and as we head into the afternoon hours and upper 50s the rest of us in the low-to-mid 60s. my seven-day outlook shows a but of rain during tomorrow's morning commute and a little bit >> all right. we want to give a shoutout to -- >> germantown. just wanted to say good morning to my co-workers. >> in philadelphia? >> in philadelphia. >> i love you, philly. lara, back in to you. >> me too, rob. come on in.
it is "pop news" time and we begin with a little bit of news in the acting world. after nearly a decade of global adventures and viral marketing campaigns, the beer brand dos equis says perhaps they're thirsty for a new most interesting man in the world. jonathan goldsmith is retiring as the character that has garnered a cult following. goldsmith saying it was totally mutual. his final ad will air today showing the world's most interesting man embarking on a one-way trip to mars. >> his only regret is not knowing what regret feels like. he is the most interesting man in the world. >> and that is an interesting astronaut. it's ads like that that has dos equis nearly tripling in sales since the introduction of the character and, yes, the search is on, george and rob -- >> i was going to say rob walked right in there. yeah. >> rob. >> i can't grow a beard like that but stay thirsty, my friends. >> stay thirsty. exactly. it is a great campaign. i'm glad they're keeping it. and good for you, jonathan. happy retirement to you.
and we have found one shell of a job opportunity for an animal lover in new york city. a woman named amanda green advertising for someone to walk her pet tortoise, henry. she pays $10 an hour. henry would be a 16-year-old african tortoise who loves to sunbathe and stretch his legs in central park. amanda says the right candidate must be able to lift 16 pounds of henry into and out of his stroller. this is a real ad, george. you look slightly perplexed. applicants should also be fast on their feet because believe it or not, henry is speedy. he doesn't wear a leash either so you just have to -- >> that is speedy. >> yeah, that is speedy. in the tortoise world he is like a lightning streak. you also have to be good with people because apparently you meet a lot of them when you're out strolling with a tortoise. >> you get no exercise but -- >> you get 10 bucks an hour and it's a nice conversation point. and finally, while you may still be trying to figure out if bernie's debate suit was brown or blue or black, we have
another mystery that i need help solving. i'm asking dog or seal. >> whoa. whoa. >> there's the giveaway. but that's cute. >> seal. >> that's so cute. >> dog. >> george, you are correct. if you say dog, either way, her cuteness is a sealed deal. >> that is a cute dog. >> oh, wow. >> that's "pop news," everybody. >> thank you, lara. and coming up, we have this ultimate sister surprise. two long lost siblings finally found each other after so many years. >> such a great story. and then we have a story about the perils of posting online. the woman who says one tweet ruined her life. we have a big warning for everyone coming up. stay with us.
good morning. it is 8:27. i'm abc7 news morning anchor reggie aqui. we're following breaking news in antioch where a car hit a bicyclist near east 13th just before 7:00 this morning. you're looking at pictures from sky 7 hd. the cyclist is a man and airlifted to a nearby hospital and no word on the driver's condition. sue hall is here. what is happening there. >> the intersection is blocked at east 13th and kabbalah so i would try to avoid that area until we have further information. for now, 60 b.a.r.t. trains running on time. muni no issues. ace train number seven is running on time, recommendationy. >> thank you, sue. announcer: if the hardest part of your day is the staying awake part... [train horn blares] sleep train has your ticket to a better night's sleep.
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good morning. the potential for flooding just about everywhere except for inland and east bay now through sunday at 6:00 in the evening. so watch out for the heavy rains that are going to eventually slide south. they are staying up in the north bay for now but during the lunch hour they will slide to the san mateo bridge before going to the north. and the heaviest rain tomorrow morning. reggie. >> thank you, mike. another local update in 30 minutes right here and always on the news app and abc7news.com. we invite you to join natasha,
mike, sue and me every day ♪ike, sue and me every day welcome back to "gma" on this glorious thursday morning. it is so beautiful out here. we got a lot ahead in this half hour including christian bale who is opening up about his new movie "knight of cups" and tells us what he thinks of the new batman but this touching story first. >> i do want to talk about this unbelievable story, an incredible coincidence two women living just miles apart discovered they were long lost sisters. abc's deborah roberts is here with this amazing story. good morning to you, deborah. >> reporter: it is such a happy story. a reunion destined to happen. karen cook and her list sister diane adopted from birth unknowingly crossing paths and in a magical coincidence finally finding each other.
karen zempel and diane diprospero cook are miles apart in upstate new york and thought the similarities ended there until recently when their worlds collided. >> my friend who knew diane started texting me and i said to her, is diane adopted and she said, yeah, she is adopted. oh, my god and i said, well, i am her sibling. i was very excited and i called diane and i left a message. >> reporter: only were karen and diane sisters they had already known each other for decades. >> i was stunned because i realized she had been my teacher 30 years ago in college. and five years ago karen and i talked to each other in a pier one store still not knowing we were sisters. >> reporter: all began in 1987 when diane adopted as an infant became interested in finding out about her medical history filing paper with the new york state adoption registry. >> and then about ten years ago,
i received another letter in the mail stating that i had an older sibling. life went on then about a month ago i ran into a genealogist, a friend, he said, why don't you write another letter and see what happens. so that's what i did. within two weeks i received in the mail a letter with the name of my sister. >> reporter: get this, 60-year-old karen also adopted as a baby filed the same exact paperwork looking for her medical history, never expecting to find a sibling and after losing her husband to alzheimer's disease in december she says diane came to her at the perfect time. >> i feel in some way this is divine intervention that i am finding my sister and it makes me very happy. >> reporter: sisters now making up for lost time. >> here's my picture. look. i'm sure that i did that on my own. >> reporter: and creating new memories as a family. >> we talk every day on the phone. >> for at least two hours. >> for at least two hours. >> it's a blessing.
>> and it's probably no coincidence they're both wearing red. what an unbelievable moment for these sisters. diane says she's always longed for a sister, well now she's got one. the two women are busy catching up on lost moments and say they're planning a family vacation together. >> that's great. >> the coincidences are so uncanny. >> amazing just how immediately they're just thick as thieves. i love that. >> both of them raised in traditional italian homes with similar traditions and caring for ailing parents and get this when they decided to pete before they could meet they bumped into each other at a shopping mall. >> they kept running into each other. >> beautiful. >> it's a beautiful story. >> so happy they're together. >> thank you, deborah. we'll take a look now at a new unscripted series called "the internet ruined my life" and follows people whose lives have been turned upside down and "nightline" anchor juju chang has one woman's story. >> reporter: actress nicole scoter says she never saw it coming. >> i went to sleep and the
following morning everything kind of hit the fan. >> reporter: one single act changed her life forever. >> i was receiving death threats. it was devastating. >> reporter: and the cause of all this hatred, a single tweet. >> i never thought that one tweet would ruin my life. >> reporter: a place where something meant for a laugh or a share. >> thousands of people are telling me you don't deserve to live carter can tear a person's life apart. new reality for 20-somethings documented in "the internet ruined my life." for nicole that moment came in the form of an acting gig. as an extra on her favorite show "glee." nicole often took to twitter to speculate, mostly rumors about the show. so nicole sent out a tweet that wouldn't even make sense to most people. >> k is p.k. and k.a. is p.k. >> reporter: the crypticlets a code. a major plot spoiler for the second season of "glee" saying character kurt would be prom queen and his longtime bully
prom king. >> i woke up to thousands of e-mails of new people following me on twitter and i was like, wait what's going on here? >> reporter: the fallout from her tweet game clear when a "glee" producer saw it and said who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create? i hope you're qualified to do something besides work in entertainment. >> i couldn't believe that he could even come across my tweet. a lot of people were saying, you know, they wanted me to die. @nycoal crowther, are you going to be hit by a train? that would be fun. >> no difference with someone being threatened with physical violence, emotional violence or death threats on a face-to-to face basis. >> reporter: five years later nicole now works with her family's roofing business doing of all things social media.
>> if i could go back in time and change it, yes, i probably would. i probably would have liked to save myself the stress and the pain that went through. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> and the internet ruined my life airs on sci-fi wednesdays. let's go back outside to rob. >> the real deal, from florida, cold water michigan and from north carolina. you're here on spring break with your son. where is he? >> asleep. >> kids today. i'm sure he'll get out to see sights in new york city. unbelievable record highs yesterday. touching 80 in many spots. get near those numbers again today. more records will fall and then start to cool down to more normal temperatures as we get closer to the weekend. until then wear the shorts. with the rain gear out west and central part flooding will be an issue. orlando, 84,
good morning, i am machine with moderate to heavy rain across the north bay not morning spreading into the bay in the afternoon and notice it never makes it into the south bay until tonight. my seven-day outlook shows we are going >> everybody is wearing these hats out here because it's freezing. it'll 80 degrees but promoting the cherry blossom festival peaking early. shed a layer. back inside to you. >> put the hat back on, rob. it was adorable. thank you. south by southwest kicks off in austin tomorrow. the annual film, music and tech festival brings tens of thousands of people to texas and abc's indra petersons is about to send one more. good morning, indra. >> good morning, amy. we are here at samsung 837 in the meatpacking district of new york city where today you'll get your first look at the newly released galley s7 edge and this weekend at south by southwest
samsung will have its first light festival. a three-day music event and your ticket in is this right here. you can see we have the "gma" audience with me today but we also have -- [ cheers and applause ] yeah, guys. we have three samsung fans and little do they know one of you are actually going to be going to austin, texas, this weekend to experience the entire experience. [ applause ] are you guys ready to find out who that is going to be? >> yes. >> let's see who "gma" has selected. drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] >> anjelica torres. >> i'm so amazingly excited. i didn't expect this. >> awesome experience and do not worry, josh and brian, you guys are not going home without anything. we have swag bags. all three will get the brand-new phone and also be getting the edge s2. it does not top there. right here at samsung 837 they
christian bale has gone from "the dark knight" to "knight of cups." his new film getting a lot of buzz and opening up about another film on a lot of people's minds, the new batman and abc's nick watt went one-on-one with the star. >> living with the life as someone i didn't know. >> reporter: "knight of cups" is so darned clever. >> let me tell you about you. >> reporter: and its star, the uber talented christian bale, "american hustle," "the dark knight" doesn't love interviews. chris, everyone happy. >> everybody happy. >> christian, are you happy? >> no, i'm good. in the morning i'm kind of in a big cloud of happiness right now. >> reporter: the film comes from famed direct terrence malick, you know "tree of life."
"thing red line." >> why should i be afraid to die? >> this one evolved to the point where let's not even bother having a script. i was kept the most in the dark in the middle of it. whenever i would speak terrence would tell me to shut up. >> what's your name? >> my character is a writer but he's so lost of the use of words. >> reporter: the effect mesmerizing. >> more of a kind of let's see what happens, therefore the viewing experience is also that, as well. it's kind of -- i think it will be very different to each and every person. in that term i think it's more interactive instead of being told what you meant to think. >> reporter: bale is english but when he plays batman -- >> very important. there's a great character here. >> reporter: he talked american in interviews. >> he's such an american icon that everyone would sort of revolt if they heard an english voice saying that he was playing batman. >> reporter: in the upcoming reboot it's ben affleck. how is it?
very different from your batman. >> it needs to be. i've been watching the trailers with my little boy. he's excited. i am too. >> reporter: he's been on the screen since spielberg's "empire of the sun." >> i love the experience of doing it. i was 12 years old and off in these cupses by myself and i loved but then you get all the press and that did my head in and made me say forget it. it's not for me. >> then and now. >> no, but it's all right. the reason i love being an actor is because i'm not playing myself. something i don't know how to do as well. >> there is that too. >> left school really early and never paid attention. >> this isn't the career of last resorts. >> it's the only choice. there is nothing else. i'm not good at anything else. >> reporter: he's amazing at this and "knight of cups" also amazing unlike any movie ever seen. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> and "knight of cups" is in
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>> reporter: seven innocent civilians. >> did i do the right thing? >> reporter: "60 days in," a&e's docu-series and seven brave souls agree to be locked up undercover with neither the guards or prisoners not knowing they haven't been convicted of a crime. when you met the recruits, you thought oh, my gosh. they won't all make it. >> as it plays out this person has no clue. >> reporter: this stomach-churning social experiment all taking place in clark county jail in jeffersonville, indiana, a facility with a history of corruption, drugs and violence. >> when i took over as sheriff the behavior was horrible. >> reporter: did you worry you're putting your career on the line by putting innocent lives at risk? >> yeah, i did. there were a lot of sleepless nights. >> reporter: with hundreds of cameras capturing their journey, the seven average civilians ranging from a social worker to a marine, a teacher and a
military stay at home mother of two. were you scared out of your wits? >> i was petrified. >> reporter: they faced gut-wrenching and volatile realities. >> they're already suspicious of me. >> reporter: without protection or barely a safety net. all to shed light on crime and corruption that usually takes place deep in the shadows. did you fire any corrections officers after this? >> we did. we made some arrests. we had several that actually quit. >> reporter: what are you hoping that the tv viewer gets out of watching this? >> that, hey, this is not a place i want to be. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> no place i would want to be. dan abrams, this is terrifying. >> it's stunning. when they first told me we actually were able to get seven innocent people into a real jail with no one knowing, i was like, come on. what do you mean? >> the guards? >> no one knows except for the sheriff and his captain are the only -- >> sounds very unsafe for the seven people. >> there was a real concern. there were cameras everywhere but not everywhere meaning there's cameras all around, but there's not cameras in the bathrooms or in some of the cells.
>> what if they decide no mas. do they have a safe word? >> yes. >> pineapple. pineapple. >> but, remember, because they can't just walk up to one of the guards because the guards don't know. >> yeah. >> they have no cell phone and no communication. >> nothing. so this is real. i mean this is honestly more documentary than it is reality show. >> so, can we talk about what do we learn from the show besides the fact that my heart is racing talking about it? >> the sheriff learned a lot about his prison. things he didn't know and how drugs were being smuggled. the location of -- >> risky move for him. >> it was a totally risky move. this was a bad jail beforehand. new sheriff comes in, says, i got to clean this thing up. what am i going to do and he initially thought about using undercover police officers. they're like, well, we'll come for 48 hours. he's like, that's not enough so he gets these seven people to come in for 60 days and the question, of course, is going to be how many of them make it for the full 60 days? >> wow. >> yeah. >> it's a fascinating show. it's a fascinating show. >> yeah, this sounds fantastic.
but right now the virtual reality technology that we use to take you on safari in africa a couple of weeks ago with amy this morning, people are playing with that exact technology right outside our studio and rob is there with them. hey, rob. >> hey, lara. so much fun here. we are at the t-mobile times square store where they're unveiling the latest gear including the new phones, the galaxy s7 series and samsung gear vr where these guys are checking out some virtual reality so they can't see what we're doing but what they're looking at, spring break or spring training in the cactus league in arizona and the padre, angels where the weather is beautiful. that's a great place to kind of transform yourself and even though it's warm here in new york, i wouldn't mind seeing that virtual reality. by the way, if you're not here in new york, no problem. go to your local samsung store and check out the vr and also when you purchase a galaxy sen 7 or s7 edge tomorrow at t-mobile when they unveil it you'll get a
second one for free. if you come here today you get prizes. what's up? you enjoying that? he can't see us. hey, yo. >> nah, nah, nah. looks like fun. >> it's funny. >> that is a great ad for virtual reality. come on, that guy is completely in his own world in times square. >> i know. how funny when he watches it back. >> what a perfect end to a surreal thursday on "gma." we hope you have a great one. it's beautiful here in new york. bye-bye. >> bye-bye.
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good morning, it is 8:59. i'm abc7 news morning anchor reggie aqui. let's check on your forecast. we'll head over to mike nicco. >> already starting to see standing water and flooding of low-lying areas of marin and sonoma and napa county. until 11:30. and the threat of flooding everywhere except for inland and the east bay and south bay through 6:00 sunday evening. the heavy rain falling across the north bay. falling into the heart of the bay by noon. never makes it into the south bay. >> speaking of the south bay. in sunnyvale, a multi-vehicle accident and fire is on scene blocking two. this is northbound 85 at fremont. stacked up to highway 17 with an hour delay. >> wow!
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