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good morning, america. the final showdown. the democrats face off for the last time before the first votes are cast. >> i'm going to defend president obama. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders battling over health care and guns. >> he voted against the brady bill five times. >> sanders fires back on her wall street ties. >> you've received over $600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> and the one year. >> and the race for the republican nomination heating up, donald trump unleashes on ted cruz. >> he's a nasty guy. nobody likes him. >> the iowa caucuses just two weeks away. those americans held prisoner in iran for years on their way home this morning, reunited with loved ones.
their release. what we are learning about their ordeal this morning as their families speak out. crash landing. dramatic new video of a rocket attempting to land on a ship at sea, tipping over after touching down and exploding. what led to this fiery end. and a big weekend of hail marys, costly fumbles and a coin flip controversy in the nfl. football set to face off, tom a trip to the super bowl at stake. and good morning, america on this martin luther king day. let's take a look live at the memorial in washington, d.c. we honor that civil rights legend this morning. beautiful site. no rest from politics.
house heating up in a big way on two fronts over the holiday weekend. george sat down with donald trump and those gloves oh they are coming off against ted cruz. >> he did not hold back and on the democratic side either last night. the final one before the votes in iowa two weeks from today. hillary clinton and bernie sanders mixing it up. we were there in charleston. hillary may be the national frontrunner but with sanders so strong in new hampshire and iowa she chose to attack. >> reporter: george, boy did she chose to attack and attack again but so did bernie sanders. if you had any question about how close this race is as we head into iowa all you had to do was watch last night. >> senator sanders -- >> they were face to face and they went head to head. >> the comments that senator sanders has made that don't just affect me. i can take that.
$600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> overnight hillary clinton and bernie sanders taking their campaign trail war to the south carolina debate stage. clinton accusing sanders flip flopping on gun control. >> he voted to let guns on to amtrak and guns go into national parks and voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives. >> well, i think secretary clinton knows that what she says is very disingenuous. i have a deminus voting record from the nra. >> sanders accusing clinton of lying about his health care plan. >> that is nonsense. >> the vermont senator on the defensive. his universal health care plan that would raise taxes on the middle class unveiled two hours before the debate. >> i have say i'm not sure whether we're talking about the
or the plan you introduced nine times in the congress. >> the one thing they didn't fight about, the very topic hillary clinton was hoping to avoid, her husband. >> yes, his behavior was deplorable. have i ever once said a word about that issue? no. secretary clinton and governor o'malley i'm going to debate them on those issues. [ applause ] >> yes, sanders says he didn't want to go there but he did go there. hillary clinton did talk about her husband. she was asked what kind of role bill clinton would play. she said we'll start as a kitchen table role and see where we go. george, the one name hillary didn't mention, donald trump not even once. >> they changed from the last debate. and the republicans going at it as well. >> absolutely. the attacks are escalating between trump and cruz. the billionaire with his hardest hits against cruz as the race between them grows even tighter.
good morning to you. >> on twitter and on tv trump is telling people cruz is a natural born canadian. cruz dismissing that as a side show and launching his attacks showing trump is no true conservative. this morning there's no mistake how donald trump feels about the senator ted cruz. nasty guy. >> trump telling george cruz is a hypocrite for railing against big banks even though he took loans from them to fund his campaign which the fec safes he failed to properly report. >> he wants to look like robin hood. he's the one protecting people from the banks but he's borrowing money and not disclosing it which is illegal. >> cruz sticking with his attack that trump embodies new york values tweeting out a link from the 1999 trump interview. >> i'm very pro-choice and it
background because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country. i was raised in new york and fwru up grew up and work in new york city. >> a lot of conservatives think maybe he's going to switch again. >> it doesn't matter what they think. they understand me. they understand trade. i don't consider myself to be anything. >> overnight a super pack supporting ted cruz putting out a video again using trumps own words. this time from a fundraiser where the billionaire showed support for cruz. >> he is now in very, very popular and important figuring in all of our lives. >> and on top of those videos cruz is also actively trying to poach trump supporters. yesterday he told people at his town hall if they know someone voting for trump, simply ask them have you ever been burned by a politician. george, it's getting good.
our political analyst matthew dowd. let's start with the trump/cruz battle. down to the wire in iowa. trump releefrs ase ing the attacks and cruz suggesting trump is a liberal. who is getting the better of this argument? >> george, it's gone from stand by me to gangs of new york in the course of three days. i think in the end no one benefits from this. but i think that donald trump comes out the winner, he starts ahead in every single state except for iowa. the other person i think that might benefit from this is marco rubio. he's out of the battle and fire and he may be able to rise a little in the establishment lane. but right now i think the cruz/trump fight doesn't benefit either one. >> how about the democratic debate last night. >> i think everybody did fine. i think hillary stood well in the course of this. i think what's going to change this race is iowa. we saw that in 2008 the caucus
was behind hillary clinton and wins aye way iowa and the race closed. i think bernie sanders is counting on in the course of this. the debate was everybody did fine but iowa mattered. >> it does. two weeks from today. we move on to the story of the americans freed. three of them on their way home reunited with family after harrowing last minute hitches and we'll talk to the brother of washington post report jason rezaian after chief white house correspondent brings us the latest on how the deal went down. good morning. >> these americans have been held for years on what u.s. officials say were entirely bogus charges of espionage and their freedom after 14 months of touch and go negotiations that went up until the last minute. this morning the americans who spent so long as prisoners in iran. now freed and reunited with family at the u.s. military base in germany. they're getting much needed medical treatment before coming
their first stop out of iran was geneva where washington post reporter jason rezaian was greeted by the u.s. official who helped negotiate his release. after being detained for more than a year and a half on charges of espionage. also amir hekmati held for more prison. his sister and brother-in-law were all smiles on their way to meet him. and pastor saeed abedini imprisoned and away from family for more than three and a half years. >> i said daddy is released from prisons you're going to see him soon. >> at the white house president obama celebrated the long overdue release. >> they never gave in and they never gave up. they can stand tall and breathe deep fresh air of freedom. >> in exchange the obama administration agreed to release
who dropped arrest warrants on 14 others and also agreed to pay $1.7 billion to settle a financial dispute with the iranian government. >> not included in this prisoner swap was former fbi agent robert levinson. he disabacked back in 2007 but they say they don't know where he is. this deal comes down just as that landmark nuclear deal goes into effect dropping sanctions on iran freeing up tens of billions of dollars in iranian assets but the white house says this deal on the prisoners is unrelated that deal. george. >> thanks jon and we are joined by jason rezaian's brother. ali. i know you have had a chance to talk to jason. how is he doing? >> he's happy to be out and on his way home. he's fortunate to have the folks of him. and he wants to move along as soon as he can. he's respectful of the process
for everything that everybody is doing for him. >> how is his health? >> i think he's doing okay. i mean, he's mostly been neglected for a long time. i haven't seen him personally. the doctors haven't come back and said there's anything serious right now. our main concern is to make sure he integrates back in and gets the right psychological treatment he needs. so that he can be successful and come back home soon. >> the negotiations over his release so complicated. a lot of ups and downs over the last 14 months and at the last minute it appeared that the ian aye iran iranians were not going to let them leave. but he would not leave without them? >> you know, it had been discussed. my mom said she wouldn't leave without him. the iranians had been per sis tents saying they weren't going to let him go but the u.s. government was adamant about that. you know it just goes to show
to control jason the last 18 months and wouldn't let him go. wouldn't stop. >> i know there are a lot of people you would like to thank for helping with jason's release. >> there's so many folks out there. first and foremost is the post. jason's other colleagues have been so supportive of him. and then like reporters without borders and the press club. there have been hundreds of thousands of people that have put their support out for jason and he's actually really only starting to see that right now. he's been able to watch it on tv and seeing the reporting. he really didn't know what was going on. i mean, 18 months with maybe the last 6 months being able to watch iranian state tv. he doesn't know what's going on in the world. >> so hard to imagine and so many all over the world grateful for his release. what do you say to the critics of the deal who say it sets a bad precedent for the united states? >> i'm happy to have my brother home. i haven't looked at the details
what i do know is both the senate and the congress voted unanimously on resolutions saying that the president should use everything in his disposal to bring the americans home. fortunately mr. abedini, hekmati and jason were all able to come home. thankfully the president, secretary kerry and the ambassador worked hard to bring them home. >> a day of great relief for all of us. congratulations to you and your brother. >> thank you very much. them ahead. >> great news they are okay. however, in a separate story the search for three american contract tors believed to have been kidnapped in iran. house to house searches as we speak. martha raddatz has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: the three american citizens who were taken from an
intercepter lived. the area is near the baghdad international airport where the contractors were doing work. the state department this morning saying they are doing what they can to locate the americans. iraqi forces fanning out across the city. the area where they were seized is controlled by shiat militias but they are doing whatever >> thank you so much. now to dan harris for today's other top stories starting with some very, very sad news coming >> that's right. we're going to start in ohio columbus. unclear what led up to the shooting but police say earlier the suspect told his ex-girlfriend he was looking to kill a cop and near salt lake city utah another police officer killed in the line of duty. douglas barney. an 18 year veteran was shot after a car crash. we have some video of the latest attempt by spacex to launch a
the launch was a success but the attempt to land the rocket on a ship failed. it tipped over bursting into flames. last month spacex landed a reusable rocket on the ground but has been unable to land one on a ship overseas there are reports this morning that i've sis kidnapped 400 people in a city in eastern syria. a region rich in oil. isis fighters killed more than 130 other people in that area. dicy moments off new zealand when this boat erupted in flames. 60 passengers and crew forced to jump overboard. they were rescued. we're happy to report an short time later. finally, it will be the broncos versus the prat yachts and the panthers versus the cardinals next weekend. but our favorite moment came off the field. behold unbridaled shock and joy on the face of this little girl. she was in the stands when
handed her the ball. i felt that joy last year when jesse predicted the patriots would lose and i predicted they would win. >> i wore the patriot's tie the next morning. >> you did. >> you might get lucky again this year. >> you hold that for a year? >> yes. i hold grudges. >> drop the bags. >> in other sports news new allegations rocking the world of professional tennis. some of the sports players facing serious accusations of fixing matches. david wright has the story. >> this morning as the australian open kicks off down under a bombshell threatens the integrity of professional tennis. a report on allegations of widespread match fixing implicating some more competitive players on the grand slam circuit. buzzfeed news and the bbc report on documents they say were
commissioned by professional tennis. >> it's a huge problem. and the integrity unit is not getting to grip with it. >> the reports point to gambling in russia and whistle blowers say sought to fix matches at grand slam events including wimbledon. serena williams and novak djokovic were asked about the report just hours ago at the australian open. djokovic called it a crime against sport. admits people close to him were approached about giving him $200,000 to throw a first round match in russia in 2007. he says he dropped out of the tournament instead and doesn't want to be linked to this kind of thing. williams says she doesn't know anything about it, telling the assembled media, quote, when i'm playing, i play very hard and every player i play seems to play hard. among the players implicated in the reports, more than a dozen
including eight players scheduled to play in the 2016 australian open. >> a group between six and ten players really who were the main focus of the evidence that we had dug up. >> officials with pro tennis assist they take this seriously and the sports tennis integrity unit always follows up. for "good morning america" david wright abc news new york. >> no names have been released just yet. >> you think it would be easier to fix matches in an individual sports where you have more control. this is really interesting. >> we'll be watching. let's go outside to rob. boy, cold and snow coming to times square and a lot on the way. >> george, it's 11 degrees right now. we have got a good crowd bundled up. going to be col for the next couple days. look at the numbers out west. the cold has brought snow and slick conditions. bronx river parkway, pileup there. be careful.
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7:30. welcome back to "good morning america." you are looking live at the martin luther king jr. memorial in washington, d.c. as the nation commemorates dr. king's birthday this morning and we are celebrating his legacy coming up. >> hope you're enjoying your day. hillary clinton and bernie sanders back at it on the campaign trail after last night's face-off. their final debate before the iowa caucus. they're going head to head on health care guns and wall street. tom brady and the patriots will
the panthers are taking on the cardinals. >> that is going to be a great game. both great games. speaking of football everybody, take a look at this 7-year-old, his mom says if you can believe it he was bullied for being a seahawks fan living in south carolina. well the team may not have won this weekend but that little guy got a pretty amazing surprise. guess who is coming to his defense? jesse will have his story. >> he got the last laugh. an amazing story and the seattle seahawks came through for him, too. >> that is coming up. we begin with sean penn. he is setting the record straight about his secret interview with the druglord. his meeting led to the capture of el chapo and matt gutman has the story. good morning. >> penn says he was stunned at el chapo and accuses the mexican government by setting him up by calling him essential and
cross-hairs. this morning actor sean penn speaking out about meeting the world's most wanted druglord. >> i was stunned that he would risk our trip. i was stunned. >> insisting the 60 minute sunday night that his secret jungle meeting with el chapo facilitated by mexican soap opera star kate dell ka steel. >> there was this myth about the visit we made. we have had met with him many weeks earlier in a place nowhere near where he was captured. >> but penn hints the mexican and u.s. governments may have used him as a pansy. >> do you believe the mexican government released this because they wanted to see you blamed and put at risk? >> yes. >> and el chapo, the man blamed for thousands of deaths and supplying a quarter of the narcotics in the u.s. may be a scapegoat.
chapo too much? >> i think to overdemonnize any human being is not in our best interest. >> he says he got el chapo by tracking him with whom he was smitten. it was only because of the mexican soap opera actor he met him. mangling his name in this testimonial for the two actors. [ speaking foreign language ] >> penn concedes there's a cross-hairs. >> they have dealt with misinformation for a long time. there are irrational people and so i can't say for sure, you know, that there's no risk. >> he's full of regret he says but not because of the danger. but because the article failed to bring about a debate about the war on drugs. >> my article failed. let me be clear.
>> penn also very controversially agreed to give the druglord control over the article which el chapo didn't use. he may have been too busy running from the mexican marines marines. >> he stirred up so much. >> very controversial. switching gears to a murder mystery in paradise. a top producer from our abc station in chicago found dead while on vacation in belize. this morning police hunting for her killer. linzie janis is here with the details. good morning. >> police inby belize are searching for clues. they say finding her killer is their top priority. this morning friends and family searching for answers trying to understand why american journal journalist anne sweeney was murdered on vacation. >> she felt safe there and we
>> the executive producer and 16 year veteran of our abc station in chicago wls was traveling alone at this farm resort in belize. >> i spent a couple of days last year. very vivid outdoor person. loves to ride. and that's what she came to do. >> practicing yoga by herself on thursday morning choosing to stay behind while others went hoarse back riding. her purple yoga mat and belongings left behind. >> did a quick search. >> her body found friday. an autopsy revealing she was strangled. >> there were bruises around her neck. and on either side of head there was laceration. >> the same day investigators taking a fisherman into custody saying he was in the area at the time of her disappearance. he hasn't been charged with any
person of interest in the case. her cell phone is still missing and police trying to track it. friends and colleagues say she was a great person. >> very sad. thank you. >> thanks. moving to the backlash over lack of diversity in this year's oscar nominations. jada pinkett smith and others talking about a possible boycott. >> days after husband will smith's best actor oscar snub for his role in "concussion." jada pinkett smith taking the academy awards head on for the lack of diversity in this year's nominees hinting at a possible boycott of the show. tweeting saturday at the oscars people of color are always welcomed to give out awards but rarely recognized for artistic accomplishments. should people of color refrain all together. the president has sought to
>> we are working inside the academy in order to make sure we have inclusion and especially in the area of membership. >> but the lack of diversity in this year's poll reviving last year's hashtag oscars so white and serving as late night laughter. >> a recap of the best picture nominees. i will be playing all the parts. because every nominee this year is white. >> oscar's host chris rock tweeting out a new promo with the caption the oscars, the white bet awards. while 2005 oscar nominee don cheatle joked back you could find him parking cars on g level during the show and straight out of commton producer will packer telling the academy we have to do better period. rapper ice cube who the film is based on speaking out on wendy
>> i'm not surprised. >> for "good morning america" reena ninan abc news, new york. >> wow. a lot of things getting stirred up. >> a lot of people have a lot to say. >> coming up, it is cold outside. before you reach for the gloves a warning about bacteria that could be on them. >> and steve harvey is speaking out after that miss universe mistake. coming face to face with both women for the first time. i accept i'm not 22. i accept i do a shorter set these days. p i even accept i have a higher
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he had an experience sunday that would make any football fan jealous. abc has the story. >> reporter: the biggest dream coming true for the smallest fan. >> yeah, look who it is. >> 7-year-old ade lewis is a third generation seattle seahawks fanatic. but he has a big problem. >> they were all saying the same thing like ooh, seahawks that made me feel kind of sad. >> ade lives in panther territory, charleston, south carolina. so when he started wearing his new green and blue hat to school every day, he got bullied by the other kids. >> on thursday i asked him, you know, how are you going to deal with all the boos today and he said well i'm used to it now. >> his mom posting this pic on facebook last week. a smiling ade dawning his
that post went viral. over 200,000 likes and counting. coach pete carroll sending sea seahawk seahawks' gear and tickets to the game in charlotte and the team posting this pic on their facebook page with ade and his family at sunday's game and the caption we got your back ade. >> good for ade. cheering for the team that you love regardless of where you are, that could be hard for adults. we have all been there before. you're cheering for the enemy. >> i would like to say i'm still state. >> that's hard. >> how about the seattle seahawks, class act by them and pete carroll. all that great gear and getting them four tickets. viewers? them. >> stand up for your beliefs. >> way to go, ade! [ applause ] >> yeah!
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and steve harvey is speaking out about the miss universe mistake that put his family's lives in the center of the firestorm. >> your kids and wife goes through this. everybody. death threats against your family. i can't let my kids go nowhere. >> he's sitting down with miss universe and the runner-up. >> and mom on a mission. princess kate taking an unprecedented new role. helping parents and children across the globe. what chef she's doing that could change millions of lives.
the stock market is closed on this martin luther king day. overnight oil prices fell again and that is pushing the price of gas lower, although probably in most places not this low. gas stations in a town in michigan got into a price war, lowering their prices to 78 cents and then down to 47 cents a gallon. the national average, while low, is still about $1.89 this morning. a major publishing company has stopped sales of a new children's book after a backlash
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>> yes. >> being smart. >> yes, he is. very mart. >> let's go to jesse. >> here's a look at what's coming up on the "gma" morning menu. steve harvey speaking out and coming face to face with both women for the first time. and duchess kate tarveging on a big role. how she could be changing millions of lives. plus ground-breaking new work on autism. helps us better understand it this morning. all that and we have got julianne hough here live coming up on "gma" right here in times square. [ cheers and applause ] what's going on? >> "gma's" morning menu brought
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about xeljanz. welcome back to "good morning america." steve harvey finally speaking out on camera for the first time about the miss universe mistake. and coming face to face with the winner and the woman that he accidentally crowned. abc's t.j. holmes has all the details. hey. >> look lara any man who has wronged a woman knows you have to face the music, sit her down and say i'm sorry. steve is about to get that chance for the woman whose dreams he made come true and go away all within three minutes. they're about to sit down and talk it out. >> ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome the brand new 2015 miss universe from the philippines here! >> this morning steve harvey is breaking his silence. >> i felt horrible for both of them.
but i'm truly sorry. really i wish we all could have gotten it right that night. i want you to know that. [ applause ] >> apologizing on camera for the first time for the gasp heard all around the world at december's miss universe pageant. >> ms. universe colombia! i have to apologize. [ cheers and applause ] >> the first runner-up is colombia. [ cheers and applause ] >> miss universe 2015 is philippines! >> the talk show host faces the music head on in a two day special on the steve harvey show. >> i took it on myself to do
miss philippines. i would do it again to be honest with you. >> he admits the emotional toll it has taken on him personally. >> people don't understand the damage of social media. death threats against your family. i can't let my kids go nowhere. i was difficult. >> and reveals the one person who saw him through sleepless nights after the pageant. >> my girl got it with me. my wife got it with me. she was the best. [ applause ] >> miss universe offers some relief after harvey's very public fall from grace. >> don't beat yourself up anymore. let's move forward and be happy. >> okay. cool. [ laughter ] >> it's not what you were waiting for. >> you're going to hear from miss colombia. there was backlash against her saying that was her proud moment and i'm forever the real miss universe. he said that miss colombia would not return his phone calls after
the crown. we had miss universe on. >> she didn't want to. >> let's not do that. come up with something else. >> we also had a judge who said it was unanimous it was miss philippines. i'm sure steve would love to hear her safer y it's okay. >> we all would. >> been wanting to move on for a while. >> yeah. please. >> tomorrow powerball how about that george? >> powerball! >> it's sad to see it only sitting there at $50 million. >> nobody won saturday by the way. only $50 million. >> i'm in. i'll try it. >> you'll be back don't worry. we move on to a mission for duchess kate. she's shining her light on an issue affecting millions of people. we have the details from london. >> reporter: kate is used to being in the news and being the story.
the duchess of cambridge will be swapping her royalty duties for an editor's chair. she will be in the hot seat focusing on a charity close to her heart and deals with children's mental health issues. her role as doting mom to the cutest members of the royal family has kept her busy this past year but now she will be adding guest editor to her resume. kensington palace announcing she will join the huffington post u.k. where she will shine light on an issue near to her heart. mental health. >> no one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm. and we should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties. >> she has brought awareness appearing in several psa's over the years in a specific appeal for children struggling with mental health. >> william and i sincerely believe that early action can
from turning into larger ones later in life. >> and in her new high profile role they say kate will commission contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sec tar tor and young people and parents and teaches. >> it's going to be her providing other people to push their ideas and experiences of mental health. >> the mom on a mission making mental health her number one priority since giving birth to princess charlotte in may. >> she does love being home with them and it's important for her to be there for them when they're young. >> reporter: well, being a new mom myself, i hear you kate. it is pretty difficult. but with prince george in nursery she has a bit more free time allowing her to take on more high profile roles like the month.
are celebrating the legacy of martin luther king jr. with a special tribute from some very thoughtful grade school students. we have more on that. good morning linsey. >> good morning. what better way to celebrate martin luther king jr. than through the eyes of our children. the texas fourth and fifth graders who competed in the competition. when asked what the presidential campaign might look like what they came up with was remarkable. >> i may not get there with you. but i want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land! [ applause ] >> his words moving a nation. that promise land inspiring generations. >> if dr. martin luther king jr. were to run for president today i believe he would say this in his speech.
a land of opportunity. >> my brothers and sisters, i challenge you to keep the dream alive and uplift one another. >> we have made progress in this overcome. >> there is more that must be done. white and black lives must matter. hispanic lives must matter. matter. all lives must matter! >> i am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. they fear each other because they don't know each other. they don't know each other because they don't communicate and they don't communicate because they are separated. >> today's youth asking if king's message can build more bridges. >> i am -- if dr. king were running for president how would he treat me and my family just because religious pleas aren't the same. everybody sees differences.
all races. all cultures. >> if there was one thing our nation's kids would tell dr. king -- >> thank you. >> thank you for helping me be able to understand the right and the wrong things to do in our nation and our society today. >> thank you for being a role model to me and all of the people around the united states of america. >> thank you for everything. >> for making our world a better place. >> and one of the young muslim girls that we heard from, her speech was spoken in air bick saying you have to follow your dreams. the only way they will come true and that quote was her own, not his. some kids were so profound and say they are inspired by dr. king, his dream certainly seems to live on with them. they have that same fire in their bell live and even the delivery was kind of like that rhythm that he had. it was amazing. >> you can tell the words are theirs. >> they feel it.
his speak pattern, you could see they understood exactly what they were saying they believed in. i thought that was fantastic. >> goose bumps just watching it. >> it was in houston and dallas. >> it should be everywhere. >> absolutely. >> thanks for bringing that. that was great. let's go outside to rob. >> george, it is cold out here. [ cheers and applause ] >> we got a good enthusiastic crowd for the seahawks. >> it was a good second half. >>s half full. well, the eagles, the birds haven't done well in the playoffs. if they ever got there. cleveland browns, well, let's get off that topic. the snow, couple inches yesterday and more lake-effect snow falling in cleveland, east of cleveland and through erie, all the lakes in play has been a mild winter. a couple of possible south of buffalo and north of syracuse.
seeing a late week snow storm. we'll update that throughout the week of course. [ cheers and applause ] folks from michigan and everyone giving a little love on martin luther king day. back in to you. >> rob, come on inside where it's warm. we're getting ready for some "pop news." first up guys, surprise, surprise, "star wars: the force awakens" soaring into the record
the mega blockbuster breaking the $1 billion mark at the foreign box office over the weekend. the fifth film to cross the international milestone after avatar titanic and "furious 7." they are approaching $2 billion worldwide. >> whoa. >> that's george stephanopoulos money. >> yeah, it is. >> a lot of coin. thank you. that makes us all feel great. >> no rebuttal out of george. nice. that's really great. [ laughter ] >> lots of coin out of george. up next, lots of stars on the red carpet for the 2016 critic's choice awards last night but it was jacob tremblay who stole the show winning best actor for his acting in "room." take a look at his speech. this is incredible.
this is the best day of my life. okay. i first want to say thank you to all the critics who voted for me. it must be a super hard vote because of all the other great actors in this category. [ applause ] and i know where to put this, right on the shelf right beside my millennium falcon. >> of course you're going to do that. where else would he put that? this little star on the rise not only melted everyone's heart with his speech on a box but he showed hollywood how it's done. jacob tremblay thanked everybody from the actors to the producers cast crew and also his parents without even the hint of a stutter. >> that is how it is done. speak from the heart. >> a little pro. >> what a powerful performance. amazing.
the millennium falcon and first edition of catcher in the rye. >> he's a renaissance guy already. >> not his last speech by the way. >> no. >> incredibly talented young actor. now, get ready to really, really ridiculously good looking people. take a look at ben stiller and pen elle pi cruz. cruz stars alongside stiller and owen wilson in the anticipated zoolander 2. it's been a while. less than a month away from watching the actors reprise their 2001 roles. will farrell making a comeback and kristen wiig will also join in the cast. who else out there might be battling in some cameos. justin bieber. lenny kravitz. they may appear. we have shall see. but hitting silver screen on february 12th. >> no comment. >> you are excited about this.
i'm a huge, huge zoolander fan. it's been a while. >> you were telling us earlier. >> best halloween costume i ever had. >> we would love to see your picture around won't make fun of it. >> i'll get that to you a little bit later. a little concern. >> nice. >> lara, a little ferrari? >>. >> no. >> kuhn what it is. >> i don't. >> i can't believe you're not a fan. >> it was a long time ago. >> number two is coming out. >> i'm so there jesse. >> finally, adam driver hosts "snl" saturday night. looks like kyla ren got to see what life was like, take a look. >> i have a found respect for what my employees do. >> can we rewire it please so i can have my muffin. i haven't had it yet.
>> what up, matt. >> hey, you took my wrench. >> i was wondering what was going on. >> good idea. >> i mean it makes 2 billion. somebody has to put that thing through. >> he's on fire. >> he's so nice, too. when he was on "gma" he was as nice as he is talented. >> wasn't so nice as kyla ren. >> we'll be right back.
good morning... it's 8-27. hundreds right here in the tri-state are celebrating the life and legacy of martin despite the weather. this year's march starts in front of the freedom center at 10:30 this morning.the theme of this year's downtown celebration is justice... freedom... equality... we can't wait.it's one of several throughout the tri state.there are also marches in florence, covington and west chester today. let's get a check outside with 9 first warning meterologist jennifer ketchmark. a wind chill advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. as feels like temperatures dip to -15 to -50f. skies will be sunny today and afternoon highs only climb to the mid-teens. this will make for the coldest day
welcome back to "good morning america." can you believe it's been ten years since high school musical. my daughters still loves it. tomorrow the cast of the smash "good morning america." i don't know how to tell you school. >> one of the stars zack every ron is in a movie with julianne hough and she is here this morning to tell us about her big role. >> and while she is here she's helping us collect coats for our coat drive. we want to head over to george. >> harper is going to be
they should have had that reunion today. we'll switch gears and turn to autism. it has touched so many of our lives and our abc news colleagues john donvan and caren zuker have poured their experience into a new book, in a different key, the story of autism. we'll talk to them after this look from their stories. john donvan and caren zucker were not stranger to autism. >> what do you call this progress? a miracle? no. because this is autism where progress made in barely preacceptable steps. >> you're the best. >> and hard work has to take the place of miracles. >> her son was diagnosed at age 2. and donovan's brother-in-law has autism. but for the correspondent he
autism was tough going. >> parents don't want cameras there when their kids are acting up. >> breathe. >> but an episode like this is the raw truth of living with autism. >> they introduced us to kids with autism learning to surf. a tale of love. >> do you like her. >> i love her. >> you love her? >> but there's a problem. >> but she don't love me back. >> and stories of how a parent's can pay off. >> 90% of the words he has we taught him. how much is one word worth. every word is price less. >> great to have them here with us this morning. welcome back to "gma." we touched on your personal experience in the piece right there. but in so many ways the book is the story of a parents' crusade to get this condition paid >> absolutely. i mean, it's not just about autism.
what would any parent do for their child. they would do anything. >> and you show it in action. offfirst did this special back in 2001 and one out of every 500 kids diagnosed with autism and now 1 in every 45. is there an epidemic? >> it's not clear that there is. the truth is we don't know apples and orange. the definition has changed so much and where we come out on the science on this is that we don't know if there is an epidemic and don't know if there's not an epidemic but we also think it shouldn't matter when we decide whether or not to respond to the needs of people in the autism community. shouldn't matter whether there's an epidemic or not. we should try to focus on the fact they need respect support and inclusive of them. science. and there has been a lot. i was starting to look back and moms. the theory kids got autism
>> already the families are under such stress to take care of their kids and they're giving all their heart and soul and now being blamed for it. >> and it's just crazy. i was talking to you before we came on. i think one of my most contentious interviews on "gma" was with andrew wakefield. the man who made this link between autism and vaccines and that caused so much -- so many problems. >> it was a bad episode in the story of autism. in that it eroded trust and science and got people to stop vaccinating their kids with bad consequencens s consequences. it was worth asking in the beginning but then it was answered and yet kept going. the only thing that we can say that it had in a positive way is it certainly made people more aware of autism than ever before. but that's about it. >> your store y opens with the first man diagnosed with autism. he's still alive.
>> an extraordinary guy. he is the example of what -- how good a life can be having autism if your community embraces you. which is so much of what we're trying to say in the book. >> his community embraces him as an example, the first time we went down to mississippi this town and started talking to people, they say we'll talk about donald but if you hurt this guy, we know where you live. >> what does that mean to have a community embraced? we think about it in kids but somebody that lived with it their whole looichs that mean? >> john and i tell this story about what happens on the bus. >> yeah. 2007. a young man on a bus with in new jersey. he starts making noises and rocking in his feet and behind him two guys start picking on him saying buddy, cut it out. what's your problem, man. >> then all of a sudden this passenger jumps up and says what's your problem?
why don't you back off! the whole bus gets behind him and the person they don't want there anymore is this guy and the bullies lose out. and that's what we are trying to do with the book. with. if we have people's backs who are different, my son's, anybody the world. i mean it sounds cliche but that's how i feel. >> but you show it in the book and your passion shines through. thanks for coming in. >> thanks. >> you can read an excerpt from the book and go on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo. down to lara. >> to 13 hours, the new film about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi inspired by real life events. the real heros are speaking out. "nightline" anchor juju chang has their story. >> reporter: it has all the makings of a hollywood tale.
but 13 hours, untold version of events in benghazi sparking fresh controversy. >> someone who lies to the families of those four victims in benghazi can never be president of the united states. >> she proved in that 11 hour benghazi hearing she could stand her ground. >> but director michael bay known for killer transformers and arm ged don isn't surprised. >> it's turned into a political hot potato. why did you want to pick that up? >> because there was a great human story underneath it. this was a heroic night. really heroic. no one knew that. >> none of you have to go. have. >> with you knew that to get out we were going to have to depend on each other and simple. i mean, kill them before they kill you. >> mark geist known as oz and john teigen worth three of six elite former commandos who volunteered to mount a rescue
attacked the diplomatic residence a mile away from their secret cia base. >> a lot of people misunderstand contractors. they think they're out for money. >> we are going to give our life for others if you need us to do it. >> a lot of hillary clinton's enemies hold her accountable. do you hold her accountable? >> no. i hold accountable who attacked them. >> led by john, 13 hours is the account of the battle which killed four americans including christopher stevens. the cia calls the claims a distortion of events and people. >> most important thing that i hope people are surprised by is how little if any politics are involved in the movie because we had the luxury of all the politics came after this night. so when these guys were trying to survive and trying to save
>> to take on the physically demanded role kri zinsky went from 26% body fat to just 5% in four months. >> do you see yourself as an action star now? >> i've always seen myself. no. i'm just kidding. getting in the shape and doing these things are definitely unlike anything i ever thought i would be doing. >> for "good morning america" juju chang abc news, dallas. >> and 13 hours is in theaters nationwide right now. and right now we'll get outside to rob. >> lara, out here. we got folks from lake charles. you're from memphis. >> mississippi. mississippi. >> what town? >> decater is where i teach. >> and you're here to do what? >> my students are singing tomorrow night at carnegie hall. >> how about that. look at the scarf. i played the piano on that scarf
parts of alabama, close enough. and the panhandle of florida temperatures approaching the freezing mark. it is cold today and tomorrow. hang tough my friends in minneapolis and chicago. little rock bouncing back in the lower 50s. rain out west will come to an end and some mountain snow. >> what do you have to say? >> i just wanted to say hello to my grandmother. i'm here for an audition. i just auditioned in front of some broadway agencies. >> hope you get the part. and hi, grandma. stay warm out there. this weather cast the brought to you by weight watch earns. back inside. >> coming up right here, dancing star julianne hough is live with
i wrote that and i can't say it. multitasking the new role in "dirty "dirty grandpa." here's a peek. >> i found the tie you're going to wear sunday to the rehearsal. do you like the coral color or the salmon? >> either one. >> what's wrong? >> coral or salmon? >> what one do you like? >> i like the coral. >> that's the one i do. >> okay. cool. >> you're talking about a tie? >> so horrible. yes. that was my fiance -- or i'm the fiance to zack effron and i'm the uptight fiance. i was like this is not an indication just so you know. >> yeah. congratulations. >> thank you. thank you. >> that's fun. >> yeah. >> art imitating life.
because i hope that i'm not anything like that character meredith in "dirty grandpa" because she's quite awful. >> in real life you're engaged >> yeah. >> how do you say his last name? how far along are you in the planning? have you chosen the tie color? >> no. it's salmon. honestly i'm the worst bride ever. i haven't done anything. >> you're busy. >> a little. the movie comes out and i'm working on "grease live" right now. >> slow the role. let's talk about dirty grandpa. what a treat it must have been to work with robert de niro. >> pretty amazing. >> who plays dirty grandpa. >> he's incredible. i had a bit of -- you know, i'm very nervous to meet him. he's robert de niro and i have to act cool and like i know what i'm talking about. i needed to go talk to him.
to say. i'm like do you like clemmentien and i'm like see you later. >> awesome. you really broke the ice there. before we go tell us about "grease live." i would imagine that will be one of the most full nil filling experiences to be live on tv and what an epic show and you play the role of sandy. >> pretty incredible. when you do a project you can usually look back on something and be like that was really special but it's not every day you start a project and in it and this is the most special things i've ever been a part of. grease in general has been such a stay until our culture and in our lives and stuff. i just feel really honored and blessed. it's so much fun. i think the people that will be watching they'll be singing and dancing along. yeah. it's amazing.
>> it's great. we actually like kind of switched it up a bit. >> yeah. >> oh, yeah. like kind of a modern day version of it. but yeah. if you know the original you can do that one, too. >> all right. we can't wait to see that. that's on fox airing? >> january 31 sglst dirty friday. >> there you go. >> and "dancing with the stars" one of the big judges and our big finale of the coat drive is coming up live. we'll wrap that upcoming up on
>> let's go. [ applause ] >> let's get them all in there. and we're going to go to rachel smith in chicago. how's it going there? >> reporter: it is freezing. we're inside the flag ship store in downtown chicago where hundreds of coats were donated. let's take a look at some of the highlights from this season. coats in here. >> hi, we're pretty little liars and happy to help. >> we have had some famous faces turn up the heat and make a difference by giving back. >> i did it 160 coats. woo! >> dozens donated on social media. and a theme of kids helping kids showing us the cozy feeling of what #giveacoat is all about. and the "gma" viewers sharing the warmth at your local stores.
>> finding some cool stuff. >> yeah. >> helping people stay bundled this chilly season. in chicago where temperatures plummeted as low as negative 4 they're in high demand. >> people that we have seen walking down the streets without socks and winter coats. >> dozens of volunteers from faith in action, a nonprofit organization have been breathing the cold and holding monthly coat drives in chicago's south side community at the baptist church giving out much needed jackets. >> this november i would say probably a couple thousand because we have eight stores that we're getting coats from. >> where there's julian and julius say paying it forward by volunteering this year is what it's all about. >> sometimes we have stuff that other people don't have and this church really cares about people. >> proving just one act of
>> all right. it may be our coat drive finale but the giving continues. hanging out with me are kids from the baptist church and faith in action and they're ready to give more coats. come out out here guys. a super cool bunch. are you ready to donate those coats. >> all: yeah! >> three, two, one, go! >> oh yeah. that's some donating right here. also here with us this morning is mrs. christine here from the church. we have got rich and jody from faith in action. your organizations are making a huge impact on your communities. that's really and truly what our coat drive is all about. burlington took note of your good deeds and they would like to give offa $500 gift card to use in the store so you guys can purchase more coats to distribute to your community. >> thank you. >> thank you.
>> we just love the work you're doing and thank you for your generosity and spirit. >> thank you. >> well a great morning here and a chilly chicago george. >> thank you, rachel. we got a shot out for chicago. one, two, three. >> all: thank you guys! >> and now drum roll. we have the final tally for our warm coats warm hearts coat drive and here it is right now. i'm not going to do a steve harvey here. 140,661 coats. over nine years. more than 1.4 million coats were distributed through this drive. great to see that number and we'll get a few more. thanks to everyone who participated.
good morning... it's 8-57..a faulty furnace overheats and catches fire.it happened at about two this morning in columbia township. 9 on your side spoke to the woman inside the house... who said she woke up and couldn't breath because of the thick smoke.she and the rest of her family managed to get out safely.firefighters say it's a good reminder to have your furnace checked out... especially on cold days like this one. and a reminder...because of the m-l-k holiday... the post office, banks, courts, and the stock market are all closed. trash collection may be impacted as well... so you should check with your waste management company before you put out the trash cans. 9 first warning meterologist jennifer ketchmark has a look at the forecast. a wind chill advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. as feels to -50f. skies will be sunny today and afternoon highs only climb to the mid-teens. this will make for the coldest day yet of the winter season. coming up, timing out the