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good morning, america. heart-stopping crash caught on tape. a helicopter with five tourists on board plummeting into pearl harbor. new video of witnesses diving in to rescue the victims. cutting a 15-year-old free from the wreckage. those heroes are going to join us live only on "gma." donald trump versus the pope. those stunning remarks saying the gop front-runner is not christian. trump fires back all through the night. >> no leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> and donald trump joining us live this morning. record heat. building across much of the country for the weekend. blazes sparking firenados. the wind warnings and advisories spread from california to new york. that big warm-up right now baby love we have a big announcement from ginger zee and little adrian training for this moment for months. now they're joining us live with
it's right here on "gma." come on. ah! you did too when you saw baby adrian. oh, we can't wait to check in with ginger and sweet little adrian. >> and big day for adrian. today is his two-month birthday. >> two months. >> happy birthday. >> we're going to check in with the family a little later. other big headlines. the race for the white house now reaching the vatican. donald trump and the pope in a war of words. our terry moran was on the plane with the pope and we'll get to all that in a moment. >> an electrifying moment. we'll begin with that terrifying chopper crash in hawaii. it went down with five tourists on board. a 15-year-old passenger is in critical condition this morning. we'll talk with two men who jumped into action on the scene after this report from our kayna whitworth in honolulu. good morning, kayna.
morning to you. that tour helicopter, i want to show you where it crashed, right behind me in that murky water andt is still there this morning. this is an area visited by nearly 2 million people every year and helicopter tours are very popular. but once you see this video, it's hard to imagine anyone made it out alive. a heart-stopping moment caught on camera. this helicopter carrying tourists near pearl harbor suddenly plummeting into the ocean just 20 feet from shore. >> oh. >> reporter: a family of four including a 15-year-old boy and the pilot on board. the chopper falling from the sky, then crashing into the water. sinking near the popular pearl harbor visitors center. witnesses frantically jumping in to help. >> we all jumped the wall and ran over to help. i pulled everything out of my pocket pockets. >> reporter: almost immediately three people swam to the surface but the 15-year-old reportedly trapped underwater for several
pulled out of the wreckage. >> we got him. >> oh, god. yay. [ applause ] >> whoo. >> reporter: first responders performing cpr on the boy before he was transported to the hospital in critical condition. >> three minutes that person was underwater. that was scary. >> reporter: this morning the ntsb is investigating what caused this doors off helicopter to go down. bystanders say the last thing they heard was the chopper sputtering then two loud bangs before it crashed. now, in addition to that 15-year-old boy who is still listed in critical condition this morning, three other people were taken to the hospital. one was released overnight. now this tour was run by genesis aviation and at this point they have no comment. george. >> thanks, kayna. we are joined by christian gardner who jumped in to save those passengers and shawn winrich who caught that rescue on tape. thank you both for joining us this morning. chris, let me just begin with you. when did you realize what was
>> i heard the helicopter. i did not see it. i just heard it go into what we call auto rotation and i saw people running and screaming and -- >> all your instincts kicked in. what did you see when you got underwater and how did you guys manage to get the person in the belt free? >> pearl harbor is pretty murky. luckily the helicopter is only in about ten feet of water. and they were fortunate to have been flying with the doors off, which is a good thick. you know, so the passengers were accessible. everybody had gotten out except i guess he was a kid in the back. >> aand you guys had to cut through that seat belt. >> a couple other guys in the water with me, brian who is a federal police officer and we had a navy sailor and one of them finally got a knife and we were able to slightly cut through and it took a long time. six or seven minutes to finally cut through it. >> and shawn, as you were there, you just happened to be turning
helicopter, right? >> i just happened to have, you know, my phone aimed or in that direction and, you know, noticed the helicopter flying awkwardly low and essentially coming straight for us. i wasn't sure. i thought it would be cool -- >> why didn't you run? >> at that instant i did have a moment twarry fear for safety of myself and others around with rotating blades and you can actually see in the slow motion video where i did actually duck a little bit right after the impact. >> and thank goodness now everybody is doing better this morning. chris, you know, did you ever think about the danger you were putting yourself in? you acted so quickly. >> you know, anybody else would have done the same thing and there was multiple people that jumped in the water at the same time, so it's just the way we do it here in hawaii.
thanks very much. thanks for joining us this morning. >> all right. aloha. >> you're welcome. >> all generous instinct there. >> that's how they do it there in hawaii and hopefully everybody will make a full recovery. the other big headline this morning. donald trump versus the pope. the two caught in a public war of words as pope francis proclaims the gop front-runner is not christian and a new poll out this morning shows trump's lead is shrinking in south carolina. abc's tom llamas has the latest, joins us from columbia. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. that shows the magnitude of donald trump's unorthodox campaign and his controversial policies. on the global stage a world leader condemning trump and that new poll you showed down here in south carolina, the race is tightening. a new fight for donald trump, pope francis proclaiming what trump's critics have been whispering, that trump is not christian. >> i didn't think it was a good thing for him to say, frankly. >> reporter: the pope making the
mexico in his papal plane. a person who thinks only about building walls wherever they may be and not of building bridges is not christian, the pope said. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> they're using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: trump, the south carolina front-runner blaming mexico for convincing the pope trump's border wall is not humane and his campaign tweeting an image of vatican city showing it's surrounded by walls. >> so, if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows is isis' trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> and trump who just a few days ago said this about senator ted cruz -- >> i have never seen anybody that lied as much as ted cruz and he goes around saying he's a christian. >> reporter: trump now saying this. >> no leader, especially a
the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> reporter: but in this fight, cruz was trying to stay neutral. >> listen, that's between donald and the pope. i'm not going to get in the middle of that. >> do you think it's unchristian to have a border wall? >> reporter: senator cruz also favors a border wall. >> reporter: do you think it's unchristian to build a border wall? he dodged me as i tried to get his comments. do you think a border wall is unchristian? >> i'll visit with the voters now. thank you. >> reporter: overnight senator marco rubio, a catholic, said this. >> the pope wasn't speaking about a theological matter but a political matter. i disagree with a lot of things donald trump said but i do think america has a right to secure its borders. >> reporter: donald trump still says he wants to meet the pope and respects his position as head of the catholic church. this is not your typical donald trump counterpunch, but, again, robin, we are talking about the pope. >> thank you. chief foreign correspondent terry moran was part of that
the papallane and joins us now from the vatican. terry, that must have been something on the plane like that. did the pope intend to inject himself into the presidential race? >> reporter: well, good morning, robin. it was a stunning moment and we all looked at each other when he said it. i think the pope is being accurately quoted. he knew exactly what he was doing. he knows who donald trump is. look at his face when he's asked about him and, in fact, he's been saying these things to european leaders here, the exact same kind of things. also you go back to his time in oregon, argentina he gave a lot of politicians headaches. he knows exactly what he's doing here. >> i've traveled like many of us to vatican city many types and i'm trying to recall that wall that donald trump is referring to. what is he talking about? >> reporter: well, they're pretty spectacular. they surround much of the vatican, thousand-year-old massive medieval walls to keep out bandits and invading barbarians and such, however, just behind me here, that's st. peter's square.
just a little white line on the pavement and millions of people walk i i there every year. no police check. no border check. people just walk right into the vatican. that's the point. >> quite open to the public. all right, thank you. >> we move on to the democrats and what looks like a dead heat in nevada. the latest polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders neck and neck and ramping up the attacks ahead of tomorrow's caucuses. cecilia vega is on the scene in las vegas. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hi, george, good morning to you. the attacks are at fever pitch here but bernie sanders is feeling confident. he says if people show up tomorrow he could win this. overnight, hillary clinton firing off on bernie sanders for criticizing the president. >> senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. you know what, well, it's true. >> reporter: the final forum before saturday's caucuseses the two rivals in this neck and neck race, going head-to-head. >> there is one of the two democratic candidates here who actually ran against barack obama.
>> i take a backseat to nobody in being very clear about what i will do to make sure wall street never crashes main street again. >> reporter: sanders also saying he is a feminist and this. >> in fact, gloria steinem made me an honorary woman many, many years ago. >> reporter: in this fight to the finish both sides fighting to win latino and union workers in the silver state. >> i'm not just making speeches or promises free this and free that and free everything. >> reporter: in the process, they nearly came face-to-face on the picket line, clinton first, just minutes later, sanders right there too. >> so thank you very much for what you are doing. >> reporter:r:he attacks never ending. sanders accusing clinton of cozying up to president obama in an election year. >> and we know what that's about. that's trying to win support from the african-american community where the president is enormously popular. >> reporter: and clinton asked if she's always told the truth caught up on her own answer.
always. always. >> reporter: and i stop by one of hillary clinton's campaign offices here in las vegas. i can tell you it was packed full of volunteers. they are making thousands of calls just out of that one office alone every single day. bernie sanders, george, might be feeling of can dent but hillary clinton is not going down without a fight here. george. >> caucuses at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. cecilia, thanks very much. let's talk about it with our analyst matt dowd and cokie roberts. let's begin with the comments from the pope. your mom served as ambassador to the vatican for several years. how surprised with were you that the pope injected himself in this way? >> well, i was a little bit surprised but he has been very clear on all kinds of issues where he thinks he's following what jesus said which is what it is to be christian. he backed away when people said should you not vote for donald trump, he said, i'm not going to get into that and he did also say i'll give him the benefit of the doubt. but his basic statement that if
walls instead of bridges, it's kind of hard to argue with. >> although that would implicate a lot of the other candidates, as well, not just donald trump. meanwhile, matthew dowd, what impact do you think it has on the race? >> this whole story makes me think this should start with the pope and a presidential candidate walk into a bar. in the course of this i think it's an amazing week that we've had. you have a candidate, the leading candidate for the republicans to get in a fight with the pope. get in fight with the popular governor and the popular republican president. get in fight with a popular incumbent us senator and is likely to win the south carolina primary in the course of this. i think this doesn't hurt him at all and in some ways it may help him. if people have to pick between building a wall and supporting the pope, they're going to in the republican primary right now they're going to pick building the wall and you can see every other one of donald trump's opponents have not gone anywhere near this or they've supported donald trump in this. >> meantime, cokie, you are actually --
keep -- right in south carolina where the catholic population is 7% total. this might have been a much more difficult moment for donald trump in new hampshire or iowa where the catholic population is 35%, 25%. so this is not a state where the pope is likely to be terribly popular. >> end of the line for some gop candidates tomorrow? >> yes, i think at best a four-way going forward so 6-4 and could be a three-way race after tomorrow. >> matt dowd, cokie roberts, thanks very much. back to robin. >> now, george, back to that big warm-up heading east and the firenados heading to the plains and rob marciano is tracking it all for us. >> good morning out in times square. it's 25 degrees but we've seen this week we can go from winter to spring, even summer in a hurry and that's exactly what we'll do. already happening in the plains. look at this video out of pratt county, missouri, just outside of kansas city, numerous grasp fires yesterday. a firenado or whirl, kind of a dust devil in those fires were
some minor evacuations but to danger there. wind warnings up. more high fire danger in the central part of the u.s. and wind watches from california all the way to new york state. temperatures in the 70s and 80s again and that gets to new york city by the end of the week. robin, back over to you. >> thank you. now to the supreme court, the world, of course, remembering justice scalia as his body lies in repose today in the supreme court building. president obama and the first lady expected to pay their respects this afternoon ahead of tomorrow's funeral. abc's jon karl is outside the court for us now. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's a day of history, tradition and remembrance at the supreme court. the casket carrying justice scalia's body will be brought here later carried up the steps of the supreme court into the
on what is called the lincoln cat that catta cattafalk and lie in row pose till 8:00 tonight. the public can pay its respects. tomorrow the funeral service and at that funeral service tomorrow, robin, the homily given by justice paul scalia, that's justice -- reverend paul scalia, that is justice scalia's son. >> and we're told that the obamas will not be attending the funeral tomorrow. do we know why? >> reporter: well, the white house said the president felt the most appropriate place for him to pay his respects would be here. he will be here at the court, as you mentioned later today and tomorrow vice president biden will represent the white house at the service. they point out that biden has a much smaller security detail, will be less disruptive. >> you bring up the vice president. his name is being mentioned as a possible supreme court -- >> reporter: yeah, possible nominee. i wouldn't really suggest that's likely to happen. but it's interesting, neither the white house nor biden yesterday refused to rule it out but i would say that would be a robin. >> i'm sure going to be hearing future.
now to amy with the other top developing stories right now starting with breaking news against -- in the fight against isis. >> that's right. we are getting word of a u.s. air strike in libya. the target was an isis camp west of the capital city of tripoli. believed to be the location of an isis leader wanted for attacks in nearby tunisia. no word if he was killed but more than 30 isis recruits reportedly have died. apple may have extra time in its battle against the fbi. bloomberg reporting they've been given until next friday to respond to a court order directing them to unlock the cell phone that belonged to syed farook. facebook is the latest tech company to support apple in fighting the order citing those privacy concerns. and some shocking video from south texas. the tap water, look at that, in one city looks more like oil. wow. people in crystal city say they were never warned that their water system was being flushed. this all comes as several city offs face corruption charges.
recently led away in handcuffs. overseas a near-miss at this train station. a man running across the tracks barely escapes with his life. the train came in just as he was about to jump onto the platform but he hurried back with seconds to spare. and finally, this may look like liquid hot magma but it's not. these images show a rare phenomenon at yosemite national park for only a few days each february the sun hits horsetail falls just right making the water look like a river of fire and, robin, this is for you, magma. >> thank you. it's been a long time. thank you. >> you held it in for a little while. >> end with a bang. >> to rob. >> the winds cranking today, george. cold front coming through salt lake city. look at that picture yesterday
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happy friday, everyone. and it is a happy friday looking at ginger zee and look how she looks at her little baby boy. it's a big day for adrian. 2 months old today. where does the time go, ginger? >> where does the time go? >> it just flies by. we'll be checking in with the family. >> can i tell
you i saw an instagram picture of ginger doing a backhandspring on a trampoline. the woman is a superhero. >> adrian looks so comfortable right now. also right now the late justice antonin scalia's body lying in repose at the supreme court ahead of his funeral tomorrow. president obama and the first lady expected to pay their respects this afternoon. and pope francis and donald trump caught in a war of words about whether or not trump is christian. the gop front-runner joins us next. we have a big story about those hackers targeting your computers. we've got a warning for you. what you should do to protect your private information. really important story coming up, george. but we are going to begin with donald trump caught in that exchange with the pope a day ahead of the south carolina primary.
ago. mr. trump, thank you for joining us again this morning. are you worried at all this this race? >> you never know, george. with me it's illegal immigration. we want to have the wall. we have to have the wall. we have to stop the drugs from pouring in and the illegal immigrants from just absolutely pouring into our country and somehow the mexican government's said that donald trump wants to -- is the front-runner, wants to stop all of this from happening and the pope made mention of it. i think it was a little lighter than mentioned than the press portrayed after i read a transcript but, you know, it's about illegal immigration, george. we have to have a border or we just don't have a country. >> so if you were president right now and you had the chance to meet with the pope as president obama did -- has, what would you say to him? >> well, i think i'd explain the problem of the border and i'm sure he's getting the one side, mexico, we have a tremendous trade deficit, $58 billion trade
in other words, they're making a fortune off of the united states and, you know, much of it is coming in illegally and i think i would explain the problems of illegal immigration, the tremendous crime that's ensued. the tremendous economic burden that we've got and the drug problem. i mean, i just won in a fantastic place called new hampshire. they have a heroin problem that you wouldn't believe and it's the number one question i got up there, george, all the time. first question is how do we stop the heroin from, you know, pouring in, and i told them i would do it because they really do have it and, you know, more so than most and we have to create a border. we have to have a strong border. the border patrol and the wall and everything else and i think i'd explain our side of the picture because our side of the picture is very correct but the mexican officials don't want the strong border because they're frankly making a fortune with the way the border is right now. >> you know, you have -- you're not afraid to speak your mind
and drawn criticism from pope francis and the british and french prime minister and taken on president bush and governor hayley. are you concerned at all? >> i never praised putin. putin said good things about me. >> you said he's tougher and stronger than president obama. >> no, i said two things. i said he's a stronger leader than president obama but that's not praise. being stronger isn't too tough. saddam hussein, i certainly never praised him but i did say he killed terrorists and i did say the war in iraq was a massive mistake. it was one of the great mistakes in the history of our country. we've totally destabilized 9 middle east. we have nothing out of it. we have wounded warriors who we love and 2 trillion we spent on it and nothing out of it and, you know, right now iran is taking over iraq and i said a long time ago that this is something that we shouldn't be doing. we have destabilized the middle east. we have gotten nothing out of the war in iraq.
>> i never praised saddam hussein. i did say that saddam hussein killed terrorists. >> you have -- >> now iraq is harbor for terrorists. >> you said many times during the campaign that you were against the iraq war before it began and no evidence turned up to support that and yesterday buzzfeed receive this clip from "the howard stern show" which showed you supporting the invasion. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. you know, i wish -- i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> now will you stop claiming you're the only one against the iraq war before it began? >> no, that was long before the war began and by the time the war began i was saying and i'm on record as saying that we shouldn't go in -- >> but you're not on record at all opposing the war before it began. there's simply no evidence of that, sir. >> well, there is evidence and i'll find evidence because i was against the war and you can see the way i said that, that was long before the war started and that was an interview that was
actually asked that question. >> you said you were for the invasion. >> you could see i was not exactly strongly in favor. that's the first time it was ever asked but that was long before the war started. by the time the war started i was against and in 2003 you have evidence that i was against and i've been against it for years. i've been against it for years, george, and it was a mistake. it's something that we should not have done. >> we look forward to seeing that evidence of you being against it before the war began and thank you again for joining us this morning. >> okay, thank you very much. and more votes will be cast this weekend. >> uh-huh. >> all right, george. now we'll talk about that california mom and pta president who was framed by fellow parents ss planting drugs in her car. kelli peters is speaking out for the first time since the jury awarded her nearly $6 million in damages. abc's chris connelly has her story. >> i won my lawsuit and it's basically finally all over. >> reporter: for kelli peters,
six-year-long nightmare. a warm-hearted pta mom from irvine, california, framed by scheming vindictive parents, a jury earlier this month awarding her $5.7 million in damages. what does that money represent to you? >> years of hard labor, stress, you know, changes, terrible changes. >> reporter: life altering changes that began in 2010 when this woman, attorney jill easter hurled wild accusations at her after her child was delayed at pickup. in 2011 her then husband kent easter also a lawyer made a call to police using an alias. >> i'm concerned one of the parent volunteers there may be under the influence or using drugs. >> reporter: the cop dispatched to the school's parking lot discovering these illicit items in peters' car. >> i'm just thinking the whole world is looking at this right
>> reporter: tests showed the easters' dna on stuff in peters' car. that phone call, police traced it to this newport beach hotel. that man on surveillance kent easter. >> the pieces started to come together. >> reporter: kelli was cleared and the easters charged with false imprisonment for her bogus bust. jill copped a plea and it put kept away for 1 0 days. months later kelli's attorney deposing a defiant kent in this exclusive video. >> sir, did you knowingly participate in a scheme with your wife to frame kelli peters? >> no. >> reporter: yet he'd sing a different tune at the civil trial admitting under oath he planted those drugs. >> he also said kelli didn't do anything to my son. it was all made up. that made me start crying. >> reporter: you tried to fall on his sword and say i admit it.
i think the jury saw through it. >> reporter: hard to say when she might see some of that money but for now she's proud to have taken on her one-time accusers. >> all right, chris, thank you. coming up, new threat to your computer right now. hackers holding date that hostage. the big money, how you can
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back now with a big security scare and new warning after that los angeles hospital just paid $17,000 for critical medical records held hostage by hackers. you could become a target too. abc's gio benitez explains. >> it didn't occur to me one little bit it was
a scam at the time. >> reporter: brandi browsing on her computer at home hit by ransomware. she paid 300 bucks to get her data back. now this week lockie is spreading worldwide. >> yesterday alone we saw over
had the lockie ransomware virus. >> reporter: it
can be spread through a simple e-mail message just like this. just look. this is actual ransomware disguised as a word document. you just click it and,boom, you're infected. there's no going back. then you'll receive this chilling message that your files are encrypted and you'll be told how to pay the ransom and get your files back. but the threat of ransomware now goes beyond personal data. >> lockie is just the tip of the iceberg and has the power to shut whole companies down, service operations that they can't do the financial transactions that are required. health care operation, they can't deliver health care. >> reporter: how can you protect yourself? well, experts say don't click on suspicious links or attachments from people you don't know or even attachments you're not expecting and back up all of your data to an external hard drive keeping it unplugged and finally make sure sure computer has updated anti-virus software.
district was hit with a ransomware attack. all of their data held hostage but it turns out they have not paid the hacker because they actually backed up all of that data so that's that tip again. back up, back up, back up. >> huge. all right. >> gio, thank you. oh, baby, coming up, ginger and baby adrian joining us live with a very special announcement. but all you do is treat me baby medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill. you can even get one-dollar copays on select plans. chobani simply 100 . it's the only 100-calorie light yogurt sweetened naturally.
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baby love this is why i came back today. ginger zee, we're going to check in with ginger. we missed her so much. oh, ginger, along with her husband ben, oh, and their adorable 2-month-old son adrian. 2 months old today, ginger? >> today we're on his birthday of sorts and obviously he's thrilled. >> he's excited. >> biggest birthday present ever he's sleeping. >> he's been so good. every time we take a live shot. oh. >> just in time. >> yeah, but he is very good. he's a good boy. >> we miss you
and you know the audience has missed you tremendously so you want to let us know when you're coming back. >> please.
>> yes, yes, we will be back march 14th. >> 20 minutes. no, march 14th. >> we miss you so much. >> we didn't anyone to get the wrong idea about the big reveal. not happening again. >> we don't think. >> you're not sure, ben. >> it happens pretty quick. you never know. >> this is what we've missed so much and rob and others are doing the best to hold down -- >> the best we can but doesn't even compare. we so badly need you back. i know you haven't been getting a lot of sleep but what's been your favorite part of motherhood map? >> yeah, oh, my gosh, you know what, there's a lot of similarities, a lot of the rain is the same. it just comes from a different >> oh. >> a lot of wind. he breaks a lot of that. >> oh, no, ging. >> i'll be prepared. >> you haven't lost your touch, ginger. >> some things never change. >> how big is he now? he looks pretty big.
yeah, we haven't gone to the two-month appointment but i'm guessing 12 some pounds and the last -- he had gained a pound per week. >> wow. >> he's going strong. >> ginger, is he smiling a bunch now? >> he's very long. >> yeah, he is. he's starting to get -- in the morning he cooes. >> there's nothing like that smile. >> ben, you are a doing your part, right, ben? >> my boobs are so sore. i i have to tell you right now. >> now we know where ginger -- >> i'm useless. i am totally useless. >> we got to go. look at the time. well, hey -- >> we love you, ging. >> we love you. >> good to see you. >> love you too. i'll see you soon. >> bye, ben. >> one baby there. how about five?or wonder whether i should seek treatment. i am ready. because today there's harvoni. a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c.
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close encounter. >> we're all going to die. >> the train misses the bus by inches. now the driver under investigation. angelina jolie's surprising confession. the superstar revealing she never wanted to be a mom. the moment that changed everything for the now mother of six. how she's keeping her family with brad pitt strong. wake me up when its all over the brand-new research revealing a third of americans don't get enough sleep. which state suffers the most? how can you start sleeping better this morning? you're so beautiful and america's first ever all girl quints, happy, healthy and finally fitting into their "gma" onesies. the photo ten months in the making. the whole family joining us live walking on sunshine disneyland's birthday. celebrating with the stars. we're taking you behind the
birthday party as we say -- >> good morning, america. you're so beautiful happy fry, everybody. oh, you're donning it. >> i am, of course, i am. there is a reason. >> there is a reason. >> not just because we're happy it's friday but it's a clue to that sleep study, right? >> yes. >> you can sleep better in hawaii? >> no. well, there's so much i could say it's treacherous so i'm going to take this off and we shall move on. also this morning, we will turn back time, if you will. if i could turn back time >> any excuse to play the song with three big makeovers all about the hairstyle. take a look at these three women. they're about to take ten years off with one haircut. we're going to explain and show you, we're going to reveal it all live. >> you are also going to meet the most fun dog at the westminster dog show.
at dario the leonberger right there. it went viral. loves those treats and here he is right now with his trainer and plenty of treats for him. >> not best in show but definitely stole the show. >> yes, he did. lots of fun, looking forward to meeting him. amy with the morning rundown. we begin with new details about a u.s. military air strike in libya today. targeting an isis camp near tripoli. officials believe an isis leader blamed for attacks in nearby tunisia was likely killed along with at least three other isis fighters. well, federal investigators are trying to determine what caused a tourist helicopter to crash into pearl harbor in hawaii. horrified witnesses rushed in to rescue those five people on board including a teenager who was trapped underwater for several minutes. he is now in critical condition. a new poll finds donald trump's lead over ted cruz in south carolina has now narrowed to just five points. trump has drawn criticism from pope francis over his plan to
the pope saying trump's plan is not christian. the trump campaign responded by pointing out the walls that surround the vatican. meanwhile, with hillary clinton and bernie sanders neck and neck ahead of tomorrow's nevada caucuses, clinton was booed last night when she attacked sanders for criticizing president obama. clinton claiming sanders wasn't even a democrat until he decided to run for president. well, evacuations have been ordered in oklahoma where unusually high temperatures and gusting winds are fueling dozens of grass fires destroying hopes and closing highways and in missouri the wind whipped one fire into the shape of a tornado. well, it was a terrifying ride to school for a group of teens watching helplessly as their bus was nearly hit by a speeding train. abc's kendis gibson has the story. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: a frightening near miss caught on tape. >> do we all die? >> reporter: a school bus filled with students getting past tracks in the nick of time as a train barrels by.
the railroad track as the train was coming and she pulled ahead a little bit more. >> it was kind of scary. >> reporter: frightened students recording the whole incident posting it to social media sites where it caught the attention of administrators. >> we're going to die. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the driver telling the school the students were too loud for the bus to be driven safely but on thursday the school releasing a statement saying their investigation into the incident revealed that the driver did not follow standard procedures when crossing the railroad track with the train coming in the distance. adding the driver had been terminated. >> i'm happy she's gone. i don't want any of my friends dying. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kendis gibson, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to kendis for that. in medical news a warning about breast-feeding, especially long term. researchers say breast milk does not provide enough vitamin d particularly in northern climates so some period trigs are now recommending children who are breast fed take vitamin d supplements for their first year. and finally some credit
school basketball team in ohio that suffered what could be the worst loss ever. take a look at the scoreboard. it pretty much says the story, 10-1. oh, the winning team says they did everything they could to slow down the game and then on the other side the team from northeast ohio prep is being saluted this morning for their sportsmanship because you know what, despite that scoreboard they never gave up. it was a playoff game. the winning team ranked number one. northeast ohio prep ranked 13, but good for them for sticking with it. >> wow, i've never seen -- >> ouch. >> something to say. >> sure is. over to lara. >> thank you so much, george. here's what's coming up on your "gma morning menu." angelina jolie revealing she never thought of herself as a mom until one moment changed her life. we are also turing back time with hairstyles that can make you look ten years younger. wait until you see the results. i'm here with dario, the dog who stole our hearts at westminster. saddle up.
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stunts in movies. she'd yunjong won oscar and been divorced twice. jolie had done a lot of living all by the age of 25 but it wasn't until then she had a revelation while visiting schoolchildren that she wanted to be a mom. angelina jolie's rough and tumble performance in 2001's "lara craft tomb raider" not only put her on hollywood's hit list, turns out these gun blazing moments also served as a kind of wake-up call. >> angelina first went to cam bodiy and fell in love with the country and was inspired to become a u.n. goodwill ambassador there. >> reporter: causing her maternal instincts to kick into high gear. >> that's when it really came to her that she wanted to become a mom. >> reporter: jolie recently told the associated press, it's strange. i never wanted to have a baby. i never wanted to be pregnant. i never baby sat. i never thought of myself as a mother. now, perhaps her most famous
six along with leading man/hubbyby brad pitt. it came in 2001 during a u.n. mission while visiting a school in cambodia that it was then that, quote, it was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country somewhere. >> angelina knew that she was going to find a child to adopt from cambodia and in 2002 shehe officially adopted maddox and made sure he's stayed close to his cambodian roots. >> reporter: now jolie is back in cambodia directing and producing an adaptation of a memoir about genocide in the war-torn country saying "finally my life is kind of in line. i feel i'm finally where i should be". >> returning to cambodia to work on this film has become a full circle moment for angelina. this is where she started on her journey to becoming a mother and now she's got them right is there with her while she's filming. >> reporter: in the 15 years since she first had that epiphany she's adopted three children and given birth to
circle working on her latest film. i think that happens for a lot of women. all of a sudden you feel like this is what i want to do. i'm feeling ready to be a mom. >> thanks for that reminder. >> of six. >> reminder of how much she had done before. so young. >> before 25. >> yeah. >> thank you, linsey. we move on to a brand-new study about sleep deprivation. more than a third of americans don't get enough sleep and a big problem in one state. sara haines has the details. >> reporter: one-ththd of adults but i can say with complete confidence 100% of the people in this room have not slept enough. a topic near and dear to our hearts. i can assure you i did not get the recommended amount of sleep. look at this. i'm in need of coffee and food stat before i can even consider working. >> reporter: a new center for disease control study reveals more than a third of americans don't get enough sleep and how well you snooze could all depend
according to the survey, the grogiest americans tend to be in the southeast, but the home to the worst sleepers, despite the laid back lifestyle, just 56% of hawaiians reported getting the recommended seven or more hours of sleep per night. maybe it's all that fresh kauai yi coffee. >> big coffee drinkers. >> very big coffee drinkers. >> reporter: or who can sleep when there's so much surfing to be done. >> you can do stuff from morninging to night. why would you want to sleep. >> reporter: in south dakota you can count on getting all your zzzs. the number one spot outranking all 50 states plus d.c. so what's their secret? the fresh air. mething special in the mattresses. >> in south dakota we sleep great because we work hard, we sleep hard and we sleep on comfort king. >> reporter: or are south dakotans just plain tuckered out after a hard day on the plains. researchers found being married,
having a job were associated with healthy sleep. so, what should you do if a solid seven hours a night seems impossible? avoid consuming large meals, alcohol and caffeine before bed. you can even set a pattern going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time every morning. also, remember to turn off mobile devices or distracting light emitting electronic devices. and if that doesn't work, you can always try counting sheep. the counting sheep has never worked for me. when did you wake up this morning? >> 4:00. >> 4:30. >> 3:30. >> 2:30. >> that's not a night of sleep at all. >> he's very disciplined. >> george, that is a nap. what about you? >> 4:30. >> how much do you think you sleep on average at night? >> 5 1/2. >> 6. >> 5 1/2. >> not enough. >> that's more than i would have thought actually i'm impressed. >> how about you? >> i don't sleep at all right now but i'm in a rare condition but i do aim for eight like on weekends.
>> on the weekends it's very hard to turn it off. >> i will sleep for 11 hours. i knowou can't catch it up -- >> you can sleep for 11 hours. >> she's a teenage boy. i've said this before. >> we're surprised by hawaii. >> you live in hawaii. who wants to sleep? >> that's true. >> when you could be surfing. >> you're in hawaii. be awake and enjoy it. >> we needed to mention it since we have all this hawaiian. >> coffee. leis, we're not in hawaii. get depressed. okay. >> thank you, sara. a way to cheer you up we have another family probably not getting a lot of sleep but all for a very good reason, the busbyes welcomed the first set of all girl quintuplets and the babies are doing so great. we'll talk to the family. look at that picture. first a look back at their journey. a photo we've been waiting ten months for, quintuplets ava,
in their "gma" onesies. it's been a long journey for the quints born in april at 28 weeks at the women's hospital of texas. the first set of all female quintuplets born in the united states. >> so sweet and precious. >> reporter: each baby spent some time in the hospital and came home when she was ready. parker made the first trip home in june. >> this is parker. these yellow. >> and ava was the final baby to settle in a month later back with her identical twin olivia. >> such a relief being able to have them all. >> reporter: from there all the major baby milestones. laugh g laughing crawling. teething. and saying da-da much to mom's chagrin. >> da-da. >> hey, i thought we were practicing momma. >> reporter: at ten months old this adorable facebook posting.
>> oh, joining us now from their texas home mom and dad danielle and adam busby and the quintuplets, big sister blake and, of course, all the little gals there, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> so i have to know. i mean, sara here is really studying that picture. she's about to give birth but what is it -- can you tell us what a typical day is like. >> oh. >> ah. >> about to get a glimpse of it in just a second. >> sometimes it glows smooth. sometimes it's a little chaotic. >> a little chaotic? >> when they don't cooperate. >> oh, my -- >> they're all dressed. >> most of the day -- every day adam is at work so he gets the aftermath at home. >> oh, my goodness. >> there's so many joyful moments, i know and seeing them is just the sweetest picture ever. as you mentioned there are some hectic moments. i have to ask like how many diapers do you go through every day?
minimum of 30 diapers a day. that's just with a guaranteed diaper change per feeding and that's not with your random poop poops so i would say 300 to 40 we're still changing. >> do you get out of the house? how do you get them all like to go grocery shopping? do you take them out? >> we don't. that's probably the hardest part yet is just getting out of the house. i mean, it takes -- >> a challenge -- >> takes 20 to 30 minutes just to get loaded into the van. so -- >> oh. >> one down. >> we're just now starting to experience this. >> please tell me you all have help. >> there we go. >> yes. >> yeah, we do. we have -- parker wants to show -- we do. we still have great friends and family and church family that still comes over and helps regularly throughout the week and then we have super sitter
for a little while and is just another hand with me every dayay that i know that will be here and she's fabulous. >> i know -- >> adorable. >> we have some routine help. >> all the little girls have different colored headbands. do you still need those to tell themem apart or for those of us who could never ever point to which one is which? >> it's mostly for the others that come over or especially when you get pictures, it's easier for everyone to kind of identify their color, so we still do, you know, bib, pjs, bows, whatever we can asheir color. >> they're all fine. >> it looks like big sis blake is a lot of help. isn't she? >> yes. >> yep. >> yeah, she treats them like they're her babies and she's so proud of them. whenever we go places she kind
she's so proud to show them off. >> good big sister. we see they all fit now into the "gma" onesies. that's pretty exciting and we have something for you. >> we have some shirts for them i guess when they turn 21. >> i know. >> awesome. >> a little jump in size. >> we'll tuck those away. >> don't send them yet because i'll lose them. >> congratulations again and good luck with that beautiful family. the busbyes. >> all right, thank you. >> thank you. >> let's go inside to rob. >> check it out. got announcements to make. these are my quintuplets, right here, names. >> josh. >> s yochlt ondr. >> emily. >> deanna -- >> you're the middle child. let's show you tumbleweeds across southern australia. look at this. this is a farm just down the road that was uncared for. the dry summer got tumbleweeds pouring into a regular old subdivision. the neighbors aren't too happy
we have wins but not quite as hot. 92 yesterday in greensburg, kansas. can you believe that? hot in chicago and very, very windy. hold on to your hats and chilly in the northeast for now >> all right. special day today. we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the u.s. coast guard reserve. thank you so much for being here and for your service. lara, back in to you. >> absolutely, great, great organization and, rob, get in here.
of unliking pairings, jamie foxx and barbra streisand. >> okay. >> isn't that -- it's beautifully incredibly random. two singers revealing they've been recording together. foxx shared this with the caption, you cannot tell me that my life is not blessed. just finished doing a record with the legendary barbra streisand. >> pretty cool. >> and braush brahim apparently feels the same way. jamie is sweet, funny and an excellent singer too. if the duet seems out of left field how about the song they chose. "climb every mountain" from "the sound of music." >> no word on where to find this song but it is certain to be one of our favorite things. >> nicely done. >> thank you. ba-dum-dum. russian security guard by the name of roman is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame in the run-up to the oscars thanks to his resemblance to a certain oscar nominee. roman has landed a reality series in russia called romance
on a diet and re-create some of his hottest moments in an effort to become a superstar himself. a moscow tv station invited women to re-create his famous "titanic" scene with the dicaprio doppelganger and then there's this. >> there's roman on his instagram showing leo. we'll call them leo's megame. singing "my heart will go on." also reenacted the bear scene recently. >> oh, no. >> in "the revenant," of course. you know, we all laugh at this. but we found this story in a profile in none other than "vanity fair." >> i don't think leo is laughing about it. i don't think leo is but "vanity fair" just profiled roman in a piece. he's become quite a big star in russia. >> he's got 100 pounds on leo. >> that's why he's doing like a
>> power over that bear in i'm so glad youou said it. he's leo's megame, not mini-me. >> megame, okay. >> more to love. >> exactly. but there's this big -- i'll stop. i'm sorry but in other tangential oscar news as we wait to see which is named best of the year we wanted to take some time to celebrate some not so hot hits. these are lists. we asked our viewers for input on twitter and compiled the top watch. are you ready. coming in at number three, grease grease may be the one i want but its sequel, number three on the list starring a young michelle pfeiffer never got its rhythm but she's still a sugary sweet treat. according to our viewers. number two, movie whose title is as bad as film itself the 1964 "santa claus conquers the martians."
>> ho, ho, horrible. it's genius and finally the worst movie we love to watch that's appeared on almost every list of worst movies on line. so many tweeted this to m m "the room" not the oscar nominee. not the oscar nominee. this is the 2003 cult classic written, produced and directed by one guy and one review said and i quote, it was like a film that looks like it was done by a martian.
ing. it's 8:27 on your friday, february 19th. i'm jay siltzer. today the north carolina general assembly is expected to approve the new congressional maps and move the congressional primary date to june 7th. 3 3 it is because of a federal court ruling earlier this month that says maps for two congressional districts were unfair to black voters. on thursday, the state senate approved new maps. the house also approved a bill to delay congressional primaries. barring a stay by the u-s supreme court, voters will vote for congressional primaries on june 7th. 3 as it stands right now, today is still the deadline to register to vote in the north carolina primary. to register... you must be at your current address for at least 30 days prior to the election. you also have to be least 30 days prior to the election. you also have to be 18 years old by the date of the next general election. felony. for more information about registering, go to w-l-o-s dot com and click on news links. 3 the town of canton has lifted mandatory water restrictions. they were imposed on monday,
you remember this moment from last season's "dancing with the stars"? >> uh-huh. >> derek hough, bindi irwin. they swept away the judges. took home the mirror ball trophy and we're showing you this because the new season of "dancing with the stars" starts next month. we have a big announcement this morning. we are going to be revealing the entire cast for the next season of "dancing with the stars" live right here on "gma" on
march 8th. you're going to want to tune in. >> really? i haven't heard. >> we know something that we can't tell you. >> you have to whisper. >> keep a secret for three weeks. >> it's going to be hard with us. we will. >> look who is outside. dario the dog that stole so many hearts at westminster with rob right now. we'll meet with dario in just a bit and have treats for him. >> off camera i had him
he is giant and so lovable. >> gentle giant. >> i love him. in this last half hour we will turn back time. inject that. turn back time and show you how a simple haircut can take years off your look, our three models, beautiful model gabrielle, nancy and melissa are shedding hair and years with the help of our elite glam squad. we'll show you their amazing transformations in a minute but first the famous women who inspired these looks. at the golden globes the s.a.g. awards, even the super bowl, it's not just the gowns turning heads, it's the hair. for stars looking to embrace a youthful look, out are severe updos of yesteryear. in are more natural spontaneous looks, just ask hairstylist to the stars ted gibson. >> in order for a woman to look younger her hair should be a little more sexy, a little bit more tossled, not so overdone
>> among ted's favorite looks, natural waves like those rocked by tina fey, julieian moore and none other than queen bey herself beyonce in her star turn at the super bowl. also helpful in channeling a youthful vibe, nuanced highlights, the kind jennifer aniston has perfected. the light hair with darker roots traditionally makes faces look younger than straight up blond locks, a final way to channel the fountain of youth loose buns and braids like those sported by amanda peet and kate winslet. all in a day's work for hollywood's a-lister. i guess it is. joining us now to help reveal the look. "allure" magazine editor in chief michelle lee. >> hi, everyone. >> just changing your hairdo. >> an absolute change. i'm so happy with the befores and afters. we can't wait to show everyone. >> should we go? >> let us start with gabrielle. take a look at gabrielle before
let's take a look at you. whoa! beautiful. so, tell us, michelle, tell us. >> gabrielle before, i mean obviously has an amazing face. what was happening with her hair, though, she was dragging everything down so as we get older, you know, we lose some of the plumpness in her faces, what she was doing by tugging and straightening that hair and going against her natural shape was she was actually aging herself. so what we did was we went back to nature. we went back to her natural curl, she's got some bounce and it kind of creates this nice lift in her face, so instantly years off. >> come on, girl. you look -- you do look ten years younger. >> thank you. >> do you like it? >> i love it. >> is it something you can keep up and do? >> that might be a challenge. >> we'll see. >> i can do it. >> all right. >> thank you, gabrielle. thank you very much. and now our next look, this is nancy before.
come on out, nance. oh. >> tell us about her. >> nancy looks amazing. so, for nancy it's really about color, so before nancy was kind of this platinum color and i think that's really hard to pull off sometimes. what happens is that w wn your collection and hair color are too similar you end up looking little washed out so what that does is it ages you so what we wanted to do was add more warmth into her face so we gave her a little bit more of a golden glow. >> yes. >> we gave her these beautiful, beautiful soft layers which also has a lifting effect. so she looks great. when i saw nancy backstage she was so happy with everything. i love seeing the smile too. >> i am loving this. how about you, nancy. >> i love it. oh, my goodness. >> i know. >> my goodness. >> thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. last but certainly not least we have melissa.
and let's see melissa now. come on out. ooh, the cut. big change. >> big change here. >> yeah, melissa is our showstopper, you know. she is like massive length came off. i think it looks fantastic. in our before what you saw was that excessive length to draw the entire face down so it was actually aging her quite a bit so we cut off quite a bit of hair. i think it was about six inches, right? >> yep. >> and it gave her this nice bang and i think bangs are really interesting thing. i know so many women over the age of like 16 who are terrified of bangs. actually bangs are great and very useful. >> the type of bang too. >> the type of bang makes a big difference. i think when we think of bangs we think of the blunt thing. that actually can age people because it kind of ends up widening the face which we don't want to do so what we did with melissa we gave her this nice soft wispy bang which helps to kind of like soften her face and add some shape to it too. >> were you a little nervous about taking off so much hair.
a great change, i really love it. >> it really -- hey, come on out. the other two, nancy, gabrielle. we want to see you all here. i got to tell you, we've done these segments over the years and i'm thinking, oh, you got -- you look great before. look wonderful now and are these things you think you're going to stick with. >> oh, absolutely. >> you're going to be able to do. >> absolutely. >> michelle, nice, nice and we got to thank peter and alvin at une arvelolo salon. the new issue of "allure" is on newsstands now. let's go outside to rob. fantastic. >> big georgia contingent. this is lydia from marietta. you have a picture of your grandma on a roller coaster. she doesn't look happy or is she? >> she's excited. >> that's a euphemism. mom, was this your idea? >> not at all. >> a trouble maker like you, i think. hastings, nebraska, it was warm
still a little leftover. 77 degrees and it was hotter than that in many spots. fire danger, record warmth with wins getting into chicago. could see temps over 60 degree there and big warm-up for the east coast, as well. it's chilly right now but from the 30s to the 50s, a 30-degree warm-up tomorrow for new york city. sunny in texas. >> crowd running away from me it's so cold. this weathercast brought to you by carmax. george, back inside to you. >> that's great. we're very busy. >> you guys are very busy. >> oscar dresses. i like that one. that's a good one? we're here with the dog breaking the internet right now. there's dario the leonberger
dario is so chill right now but he was not chill out on that floor. >> ah, no. >> does he get points deducted for that. >> he doesn't -- there's no points. it's more that the judge will not -- he couldn't really judge his movement because that was what he was looking at. he was bouncing a bit. >> what was he going for? >> well, i mean his favorite treats are freeze dried chicken hearts. i know it sounds really appealing but i think that's what the trainer -- i mean the handler might have had in his pocket. >> oh, no. >> look at that face. >> he's a little tired now. >> yes. >> tuckered himself out. he created -- when did you realize that he had become an internet star? >> oh, well, i have to say initially i was very upset and disappointed because i knew that the judge would not give him a second look after that. but it was the next morning that
already an overnight sensation. and i was -- couldn't believe it. >> is that his personality, just bouncy. >> that actually is. he is a very -- he doesn't look like it right now but he actually is a very exuberant young boy and he's -- >> just 2 1/2. >> 2 1/2 and for this breed it's a very young male. so 3 to 4 would be a mature male so he's still very much a big puppy. >> yeah, i think he captured our hearts because as dog owners and we're all dog owners, that would be my dog. >> yes. >> that's what it was. i know, even though i was mortified i knew part of it also is he's -- he lives in the country. he's used to having space and he had been confined for three days. we were in new york and he saw this big open space there and he thought, playtime. >> ah. >> is it true he does a mean chewbacca. >> he absolutely does. we've been saying -- we've even listened to chewbacca noises on the internet and he makes sounds very similar -- >> doesn't seem like he's
>> dario, you're not going to make any chewbacca noises now. >> is that when he's sleeping. does he snore? >> no, it's when he greets and just about everyone he meets is instantly his best friend and he just makes this strangest chortling yodeling woo-woo noises, it's quite unique even at the show when he ran into people he knew he was making his noises. >> a big future for him perhaps in the movies. >> yes. >> well, thanks for bringing him in. he is a doll. >> why don't you wake up? >> not happening. >> there you go. that'll do it. lyda, thank you. live in south africa at a
together. we are just four days away from her epic adventure in africa. "gma" on safari.
our advance team is already there sending back some spectacular images, look at that from our drone video. just incredible. >> wow. >> i'm leaving today to travel to the other side of the globe to report on a growing crisis unfolding in africa and abc's
africa in bela-bela on the front lines at a wildlife preserve. t.j., who is that little guy with you? >> reporter: did you say little guy? i want to introduce you all to a friend of mine, this is choba, one of the iconic famed african elephants and don't let the smile on my face or the tone of my face fool you. this is absolutely terrifying to be standing next to an animal that weighs 6,000 pounds. but choba, as long as i don't run out of food we're going to be okay. even though these animals have been on the planet for millions and millions of years we're still just starting to scratch the surface of what they can do. not a care in the world. but it's not all fun and games for this little guy and the small group of elephants at this private reserve.
>> for him to reach his full size will more that double this weight. >> he is a full-grown baby. cho chova is about to be put to the test part of an extensive research and training program to determine if an elephant's incredible sense of smell could be used to save lives. >> the other ones have fabric inside that haven't been in contact with any people. these two specific ones, the guy has been wearing them inside his shirt for the morning so they smell like one of our handlers and put one jar into the lineup here and other jar i'll use to introduce to the elephant and then he has to find this jar using the smell from this one. >> make sure he doesn't peek. >> yeah, that he doesn't peek. >> reporter: but chova gets a little stage fright. >> he went past it on that one. >> reporter: he misses the correct jar a couple of times. all right. we're going to see how chova does
>> reporter: but chova recovered and today had about a 50% success rate. >> we trained them to check people and can check you through the bushes when there's a blood bloodhound. >> reporter: these elephants have done research with the u.s. military among others to potentially help sniff out explosives, disease and even poachers. >> working on other human elephant solutions and the idea can to take what we've learned here and use that to help save elephants and people. >> he's very responsive and does it all for a treat. >> reporter: as long as you got treats you're good. >> yeah. >> reporter: now, unfortunately many of us have heard about the plight of the african elephant. estimates say about maybe 100 a day are being poached around the continent of africa. not the case here in south africa necessarily but it's certainly the case. some are thinking it's getting to the brink almost of extinction maybe within a couple of decades in some countries in africa so we hate to hear that but chova is doing well
chova, shake. chova, shake. chova has stage fright. chova is in good shape here as long as he's got food. 6,000 pounds is a little intimidating but a gentle creature. >> i've been following you living vicariously through you on your instagram feed. so far you've been to so many places already and talking about the importance of wildlife conservation. do you have a favorite part so far? >> reporter: a favorite part so far, you know, it was very cool to see the baby rhinos the other day. that was great. saw a baby elephant the other day. on the baby rhino part, the own recently i saw it was because its mother had been poached so that's unfortunate, what's happening to the elephants here has been really unfortunate. not the case here in south africa but, rohrback, where you're going to tanzania, the problem has been awful in terms of the numbers of elephants that have been decimated by poachers out there. >> we need to keep these
well and populated so so important to shine a spotlight on all this. t.j., anything i should pack? >> i'm just enough underwear. i didn't count out right so i'm having a problem right now. >> oh, no. >> must be friday. >> everybody has such a case of >> yes. >> the whole show. >> maybe it's malaria pills. our "gma" safari coming up tuesday. you don't want to miss it. >> we'll pack some for him. >> i'll bring some for him. we're celebrating 60 years of disneyland next. i want to see you smile so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for,
>> i love your dress. >> oh. >> reporter: dressed up for this sunday's abc special "disneyland 60." >> want to make sure people enjoy the show.
>> reporter: celebrating disney's empire. >> just reaches into all realms of entertainment. >> reporter: derek hough is master of ceremonies. performing with another "dancing with the stars" champion witney carson. disneyland's secrets are revealed by josh gad, the voice of olaf in "frozen." >> hi, everyone, i'm olaf. >> reporter: josh will show you disney's private apartment at rooms. >> there is a train going through my bedroom right now. >> reporter: in hollywood, while fallout boy rocks on stage. to make my dreams come true >> reporter: other celebrities backstage share disneyland memories. years. you know, i went there when it
are now like in their 60s. >> oh. >> i'm a big animation fan. "beauty and the beast." >> were you belle? >> i was ariel. my favorite. >> do you remember your first experience going to disneyland? >> i do. i have memories but i was about 5 or 6. i've always felt like it's the most magical place. >> i would have to say my favorite disney memory now is getting to go to the park the way i get to go to the park now versus the way i used -- >> no line. >> you get to cut lines? >> oh, yeah. >> when you turn 18, you will. >> okay. oh, awesome. >> hold on. it'll happen. it'll happen. >> reporter: check out the home of super fan john stamos and the giant letter from a disneyland sign he bought. >> well, i have the whole sign but i put the "d" in my backyard and got it at an auction and michael jackson wanted it. >> you outbid michael jackson. >> how i did that -- >> that is amazing. >> reporter: sharing stories and
>> "gma," "gma," "gma," we love you. >> reporter: remarkable duets will be performed this sunday. >> singing with kermit the frog. >> that's like a huge dream come true. >> reporter: disneyland dreams, hollywood is all ears. >> i think they're very chic. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> those ears are very chic on helen mirren and our audience and be sure to watch the
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