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the $6.99 super slam™ is back! see you at denny's! good morning, america. as we join you this super tuesday, there are new concerns about the coronavirus and there's been a deadly tornado outbreak down south. breaking overnight, multiple tornadoes tearing through the heartland killing at least five pele, destying dozens of buildings in nashville. residents waking up to sirs. told to find shelter immediatthreat is heading next. coronavirus crisis. the death toll climbing in the u.s. as cases spread across the nation. the city of san antonio now declaring a public health emergency after a woman who is infected was released from quarantine too early. the new screenings ordered at airports, one of the key members of the president's coronavirus task force joins us live on
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"gma." decision d millions of americans head to the polls this super tuesday. the biggest day for the democratic nomination by far. 15 crucial contests, joe biden picks up three big endorsements overnight from his former rivals. >> folks, this is a team. >> bernie sanders looks to build on his lead. >> the political establishment is getting nervous. >> and michael bloomberg appears on the ballot for the first time. our powerhouse political team spread out across the country covering it all. on air stunner. longtime cable news anchor chris matthews abruptly announces his retirement on his show overnight after complaints from a guest about inappropriate comments. and royal reunion. the queen and prince harry meet for hours trying to patch relations after his royal exit. what the queen said about harry returning to royal life. we certainly do say good morning, america. very busy morning.
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super tuesday. >> biggest voting day of the year by far right now. we'll take a look at the voting getting under way in so many of the states, 14 states, also american samoa heading to the polls this morning. more than a third of the delegates for the national democratic convention up for grabs. >> certainly a big day in politics and also big headlines on the coronavirus but first we want to get to that devastating tornado outbreak that happened overnight. >> i know you're getting photos from people down south. there are deadly twisters that tore across three states leaving a path of destruction in nashville and surrounding areas. rob is here starting us off with the latest. good morning, rob. >> good morning, robin. what a horrible night across much of the midsouth and really a terrifying night in tennessee. this is a tornado, you can see the silhouette of it coming through the northern fringes of downtown nashville. one of seven tornadoes recorded across three states and worst of all these happened in the middle of the night when most people were asleep. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: overnight tornadoes hitting the midsouth. leaving least nine dead in
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tennessee. severe damage in downtown nashville. frightening video capturing the storm moving in. emergency crews responding to several collapsed structures throughout the town. >> this was obviously a very strong tornado. there are multiple homes damaged. multiple people injured. multiple people still trapped. there's gas lines that are leaking. power lines are on the ground. >> reporter: on i-40, damaged signs litter the road. >> do you smell gas? >> yeah. oh, wow. >> reporter: this tractor trailer and another truck completely flipped on their sides. sirens blaring, the tornado leaving a trail of rubble and debris. the roof of this gas station ripped off lying in the street. exposed vehicles battered by the storm. windshields ripped into shards of glass and windows of multiple homes blown out. this neighborhood in east tennessee left looking like a war zone. thrstorms have been lingering across nashville so emergency personnel have had a rough time with the weather.
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the most severe weather to the south. a new tornado watch has been posted for central parts of alabama, including montgomery until 11:00 this morning and later on tonight another pulse comes out of the southwest. dangerous storms potentially tornadoes san antonio to austin. these two will happen likely overnight. amy? >> all right, rob. thank you. we know you'll keep us updated. the latest on the coronavirus emergency as the number of cases passes 90,000 worldwide and death toll climbs past 3,000. the trump administration announcing new travel screening procedures for people flying into the u.s. from those affected areas. here in america, there are now at least 105 cases across 13 states. four more people have died, bringing the total to six, all of them in washington state. kaylee hartung is there and starting us off with the very latest. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning, amy. over the past couple of days at all hours of the day and night weave seen people taken from this nursing home, rolled out on stretches and put into
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ambulances by emergency personnel wearing masks and gowns. the centers for disease control says we are facing a national health emergency. and here in washington state, this virus is attacking the most vulnerable among us. this morning growing fears about the coronavirus as the death toll in washington state rises four of the victims from this nursing facility outside of seattle at the center of the outbreak. >> the risk for all of us of becoming infected will be increasing. >> reporter: staff and residents now being tested. >> for a second night in a row here at life care we've seen emergency vehicles speed in and now another person taken to the hospital. >> reporter: families with loved ones here, seriously concerned, colleen mallory's mother suffers from dementia. >> i'm concerned about all of it, you know. if she gets sick she's going to be gone. >> reporter: in san antonio, local officials clashing with the cdc declaring a public health emergency hoping to stop the release of more than 100 people under quarantine at lackland air base including
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tyler and rachel torres who have been quarantined since their honeymoon on "the diamond princess" ship. >> we don't know what's going to happen to us. it's been a little bit of a roller coaster. >> reporter: their future uncertain after a womand cov-1w quarantiurday while a cdc lewod as still penng harm. aenprior potentpo tis >> reporter: during the woman's 12-hour release officials say she went to a local mall, the food court and a hotel. there's concern across the country as the coronavirus spreads in communities from coast to coast. new york city disinfecting schools, buses and subways after its first confirmed case was announced. a health care worker who recently returned from iran now self-quarantining at her home with her husband. >> we said early on it wasn't a question of if but when. this is new york. we're a gateway to the world. >> reporter: fears of the spread
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of covid-19 affecting major american companies too. twitter telling all of its employees to work from home if they're able. and facebook pulling out of the masse soh byouwe festival as a new petition calls to completely cancel the event which drew more than 400,000 visitors to austin last year. the cdc has sent a team to help investigate the outbreak. we still don't know how the virus infiltrated this nursing home. all of the residents here and associates of the nursing home are being monitored. about 100 people live here. we're told if anyone has a temperature, shortness of breath or a cough, they're being put into isolation. george? >> okay, kaylee, thanks very much. we want to get more on the travel screenings going in effect for people returning to the u.s. from countries with high number of coronavirus cases. maggie rulli in london with those details. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: george, good morning. we're seeing some surprising new numbers out of china this
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morning. they have reported their lowest number of covid-19 cases in more than a month, at 125. now the second largest outbreak is in south korea with cases now topping 5,000. just today the country's president declared a war on covid-19. italy has also seen a jump in cases and all of this has led the u.s. to put some severe travel restrictions in place. as of just a few hours ago, all passengers coming into america on direct flights from italy or south korea will undergo multiple screenings before they can leave those countries. the checks will be organized by foreign airports, but the white house has also said that people would be screened again when they arrive back in the u.s., but as of now, there are not any details about how those screenings would actually work. now, guys, what's also still unclear is what happens to people who are flying indirectly to america from these countries, but have a layover in a different city. now, with all of this unknown, many airlines are starting to offer travel waivers. delta is now offering these
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waivers for any international destination. george? >> okay, maggie, thanks very much. we're joined by dr. anthony fauci, the director of the national institute of infectious diseases, the top expert on that subject. thanks for joining us. we've reported on these latest numbers in the u.s. and we're starting to see this community spread as you have been warning. i know there's so much we don't know but help everyone set expectations. how many more states and how many more people are likely to be affected in the united states? >> you know, george, you really can't give any kind of reasonable guess except to say very likely will be more and the reason we say that is the very fact and concept that you have community spread means that the source of these infections are not entirely known. people are cropping up in the community with infections and you can't really trace where they got it so the best you can do -- and this is what the cdc is doing together with the state and local health authorities --
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is to then take that person who you know is infected and do the contact tracing to try and get the individuals with whom they came in contact with. but a prediction of the numbers is very, very difficult to do that accurately, george. >> and i know you're ramping up the testing as well. but is it time to start it -- and maybe you have -- surveillance testing even trying to capture people who aren't showing symptoms so we can get a better sense of how far it's spread in the community? >> that's a very good point, george, and that's exactly what's starting to be done right now. now that we have many, many more tests that are available, unlike a little while ago, what's going to be happening is that people are going to get the kind of screening where they may come in with a respiratory illness, and if they don't have the flu, test them and see, and if you do that, you may get a feel for if there are people under the radar who are there in the community who do have coronavirus. that's going to be markedly racheted up by the cdc.
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>> another big question how this will be treated. whether a vaccine will be available. president trump spoke out on that yesterday. let's take a look. >> we had a great meeting today with a lot of the great companies and they're going to have vaccines, i think, relatively soon. and they're going to have something that makes you better and that's going to actually take place, we think, even sooner. so it's a lot of good things are happening. >> what exactly is the president talking about there? when do we expect to have a vaccine, and what is this treatment he seems to be talking about? >> two things, george. first, a vaccine with regard to initial testing for safety, we'll likely do that within the next month and a half, six weeks or so. but once you determine test safety that's going to take at least three or four months. if you then establish it in order to prove that it works, it's going to take another six to iegt eight months? >> so we're at least a year
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away? >> at least a year away. the idea what the president was saying about the treatment is true because there are treatments now that are being tested in randomized controlled trials in china as well as here in the united states, for example, at the university of nebraska. we could know within a period of a few months, maybe in early summer, late spring whether those therapies work. if they do, unlike a vaccine, you could make them immediately available. >> dr. fauci, thanks for joining us this morning. >> good to be with you. >> robin? and george, now we turn to super tuesday, the most crucial day so far in the race for the white house. voters going to the polls in 15 contests. a third of the delegates up for grabs and four major candidates still in the race. overnight, those candidates out campaigning until the last minute. joe biden surging after that big south carolina win hoping to overtake bernie sanders as a front-runner. eva pilgrim is in dallas where last night joe biden picked up four major endorsements from three of his former rivals. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. a show of unity and force. pete buttigieg, amy klobuchar and beto o'rourke, not just
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endorsing joe biden, but traveling here to stand next to him. overnight from competitors to a coalition. >> folks, this is a team. >> reporter: in a matter of just hours, two of joe biden's biggest rivals for the nomination, senator amy klobuchar and pete buttigieg, becoming two of his most powerfuleisu biden, last-minute critical boost. buttigieg walking side by side with biden at a campaign stop after ending his own run. >> i'm looking for a president who will draw out what is best in each of us and i'm encouraging everybody who is part of my campaign to join me because we have found that leader in vice president, soon-to-be president, joe biden. >> reporter: on an electric stage klobuchar officially closing her campaign at biden's rally calling on voters to come together in support of the former vice president. >> if you are tired of the
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extremes, you have a home with me. and i think you know you have a home with joe biden. >> reporter: former candidate beto o'rourke also backing biden. >> we need somebody who will fight for democracy here and abroad because democracy is under attack here and abroad. we need joe biden. >> reporter: and no question there has been a massive momentum shift. now biden telling me he doesn't need to win today, but he does need to stay within striking dance. his campaign saying their goal is to win delegates in every single super tuesday state. amy? >> all right, eva pilgrim. thanks so much, and going into this super tuesday, yes, joe biden, showing momentum, but bernie sanders remains the front-runner, and martha raddatz has more from sanders' hometown of burlington, vermont, one of the states voting today. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. they are already voting lining up at 7:00 a.m. this is bernie sanders' home state here in vermont and he
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will be voting here in this polling place today. he goes into super tuesday with very strong numbers. he has money. he has organization. and strong support especially with young voters. he feels very strongly that he will take california which is, of course, the biggest prize and he is cautiously optimistic about texas as well. despite biden's huge win in south carolina, bernie sanders is not changing his strategy at all. he criticized joe biden heavily last night at a rally in minnesota calling him part of the political establishment. but he had very kind words for klobuchar and buttigieg trying to welcome his voters to the sanders campaign. good luck there, right, george? >> that's right. martha, thanks very much. cecilia vega will be down in miami where michael bloomberg will meet with voters. cecelia, he spent $500 million
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already. will he do well enough to stay in the race today? >> reporter: yeah, well, george, that depends on what happens today. you know it's a strategy that has never been tested before. bloomberg skipped those early contests to focus on today's super tuesday and the numbers you said it just astounding so far. he has already spent more than $500 million of his own money on this race, on ads in super tuesday contests alone he has spent more than twice of what all his democratic rivals have spent combined, but it remains to be seen if this is a winning strategy. he has struggled with women. he has struggled with voters of color, and of course, he had that disastrous first debate. he says he's the guy who can take on donald trump. they have not shied away from going head-to-head on twitter but, george, bloomberg is facing serious questions about whether he should drop out because he could be siphoning moderates away from joe biden. >> let's see what kind of delegates he picks up tonight. cecelia, thanks. let's bring in jon karl for more on this. elizabeth warren is still in the race a she's facing a fair amount of pressure from progressive allies of bernie sanders to get out.
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>> absolutely. the argument from the progressives to elizabeth warren is, look, the centrists are coalescing around joe biden. it's time for progressives to coalesce around bernie sanders. but, look, the play for elizabeth warren here is to win delegates and hope for a contested convention and bring those delegates in and be a force in milwaukee. but, george, here's the key thing, two of her home states are voting today, oklahoma where she grew up, massachusetts that she represents in the senate. she has to at least win one of those states to show that she can win somewhere. >> you'd have to imagine. as we head into tonight as well, the magic number for delegates is 1,991. that's the number of delegates the candidate will need to win on the first ballot. we'll have a real understanding tonight of whether someone can get there or we ar're headed to contested convention. >> no question about it, and bernie sanders is the one that can pull away tonight. bernie sanders won in the west, won in the midwest, won in new england. bernie sanders led in the polls in many of these states going in.thquestion is does biden hav the momentum to stop him? here's what to watch for.
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at the lead at the end of tonight if it's less than 200 for bernie sanders i expect we are headed towards a long, drawn out free for all. >> it could take till tomorrow to count. jon karl, i know you'll join us for the special coverage of super tuesday and we'll be here all night long. i'll be anchoring with our whole political team starts at 8:00 eastern. we are following a lot of other stories this morning including that cable news stunner last night. that happened on live tv. chris matthews announced he's retiring after allegations of harassment. and that meeting between the queen and harry at windsor castle. what she told him about becoming a working royal again. first back to rob. local forecast coming up. time for your tuesday trivia brought to you by chase.
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killed at least seven people in tennessee. left a trail of destruction across nashville. that threat is on the move right now. and of course, it's super tuesday. biggest day in the race for the white house. 15 contests getting under way right now. joe biden is riding momentum from south carolina but bernie sanders still the front-runner right now. we'll have live coverage all through the night. and tributes are pouring in for james lipton. the longtime host of "inside the actors studio" where he interviewed everyone from bradley cooper to george clooney. we'll have much more on his life and contributions ahead. and take a look. remember the leaning tower of dallas? ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ the building that survived a demolition and a wrecking ball. listen to this song, guys. after 15 days and even more wrecking ball attempts at 3:18 p.m. there she goes, the leaning tower of dallas was finally brought down and we all get to listen to miley. ♪ you wrecked me >> our control room is hard at work picking out that music. good job, guys. we turn to that cable news shocker. veteran anchor chris matthews abruptly retiring on air last night at the beginning of his
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msnbc show "hardball," apologizing after a series of recent missteps. paula faris is here with that story for us. good morning, paula. >> good morning, robin. chris matthews walked into his washington, d.c. studio last night with his family by his side reportedly telling members of his longtime crew just an hour beforehand he'd be retiring and on air he made it clear this decision was not his. >> let me start with my headline tonight. i'm retiring. >> reporter: overnight a stunning announcement. msnbc's chris matthews out at "hardball." >> this is the last "hardball" on msnbc, and obviously this isn't for a lack of interest in politics. as you can tell, i've loved every minute of my 20 years as host of "hardball." the younger generations are ready to take the reins. we see them in politics and the media promoting their causes. they are improving the workplace. we're talking about better standards than we grew up with, fairer standards. a lot of it has to go with how we talk to each other. compliments on a woman's
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appearance that some men including me might have thought incorrectly were okay and were never okay. not then and certainly not today and for making such comments in the past, i'm sorry. >> reporter: matthews referring to this scathing editorial that was published friday in "gq" magazine by journalist laura bassett. in it bassett claims matthews has repeatedly lusted over women in politics on air. and goes on to describe unsettling personal encounters she claims to have had with matthews behind the camera writing, in 2016 right before i had to go on his show and talk about sexual assault allegations against donald trump, matthews looked over at me in the makeup chair next to him and said, why haven't i fallen in love with you yet? adding that his repeated flirtations undermined my ability to do my job well. she also points to what she calls a number of on-air incidents describing them as long, exhausting and creepy using erin burnett's appearance on the show as an example. >> come in closer.
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really close. >> what are you doing? >> just kidding. you look great. >> reporter: matthews under fire by several women's organizations after he asks senator elizabeth warren why she believed a woman who accused former new york city mayor mike bloomberg of pressuring her to have an abortion. and two weeks ago matthews also apologizing to senator bernie sanders for comparing his campaign wins to the nazis winning a key battle during world war ii. overnight bassett reacting to the news on twitter saying, since calling out chris matthews, this week has been really rough. the harassment has been invasive, cruel and personal. and it's all worth it if he will never have the platform to demean and objectify us again. now, matthews made that announcement at the very beginning of his show, and left with his wife and family. didn't finish the show. the timing coming as a huge shock to those at the network but it is believed that msnbc
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will use a series of hosts in the interim until they find a permanent replacement for that 7:00 slot. guys? >> all right, paula. thank you so much. now that meeting between the queen and harry. the two sitting down for hours at windsor castle on the heels of that royal exit, and erielle reshef is here with those details. good morning, erielle. >> good morning, amy. royal sources have confirmed to abc news that prince harry and his grandmother, the queen, had an intimate lunch last sunday. the pair chatting grandmother to grandson about harry's future. this morning, abc news has learned the queen told prince harry he would be welcome back any time as a working member of the royal family. the two had a one-on-one lunch last sunday during harry's final visit in the uk as a working royal. the lunch was private. there were no palace staff or courtiers in attendance. it was a chance for the two to talk grandson to grandmother. harry and meghan's frogmore cottage home is just a stone's throw from the queen's windsor castle and the prince often pops
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by to windsor castle for tea. last sunday's family reunion coming after tense negotiations resulted in the palace saying harry and meghan can no longer use the brand sussex royal, once they step back as working members of the royal family. the pair finishing their official duties at the end of this month. >> ladies and gentlemen, please give a big warm scottish welcome to harry. [ applause ] >> reporter: harry kicked off his final trip to the uk as a working royal last week promoting an organization he launched just last year about sustainable travel. >> we believe that travel is a good thing. it is the heart of human experience, of cultural connections and of new friendships. >> reporter: meghan expected to join him and the rest of the fab four, william and kate and the queen for a public appearance in a few days. >> when the family appear publicly together at westminster abbey, we won't see any signs of division behind the scenes but we do know those divisions have
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very much existed and continued to exist within the family. >> and that service in westminster abbey will be prince harry and meghan's last official engagement as working royals. it's worth noting though that harry and meghan's new arrangement will be reviewed by the queen, and she has made it very clear to them that they're welcome back to their official royal duties if the chance arises. so we'll see what happens. >> stay tuned. i know. seems like it's always changing. >> more teas to come. coming up in our next hour, that surprise twist on the bachelor's women tell all contains a message about hate and cyberbullying. and next on "gma," we have a coronavirus reality check. what you need to know about the surfaces you're touching. we have a revealing demonstration next. touching. we have a revealing demonstration next. adventure. to reconnect and be together.
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pathogens program to our offices in new york city to learn about where germs may be lurking, and it starts with you. >> if your hands are dirty you're toughing your face. in a typical time perih ce 20 times in one hour. that's a lot. up to 500 times in day. >> reporter: and if your germy hands touch your eyes or mouth, you can set sick. watch this. in this "gma" business meeting, the worst offender touched his face 44 times in 25 minutes. and germs can really move. a cough or sneeze can create a viral cloud that extends about six feet according to the cdc. >> with the coronavirus disease, a person infected with coronavirus, if they cough, if they sneeze those droplets can become airborne. >> reporter: the most germs are found on places where a lot of people touch but that may not be regularly cleaned like the elevator button. >> this is another area that gets a lot of attention, a lot of people pushing the buttons. what do you do if you're trying to stay germ-free?
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>> sure, so, again, another high touch area right here so in terms of, you know, using these buttons, if you are going to use them, again, washing your hands often. that's another key thing. >> reporter: there's also a correct way to disinfect, and it's not by using the same wipe over and over again. >> so we want to make sure when we are cleaning and disinfecting, we want to make sure we're getting into these crevices and making sure we do a thorough job in terms of disinfecting. >> reporter: the office kitchen, even yours at home is ripe with germs on high touch surfaces, refrigerator and microwave handle, sink handles and for our staff, the spigot on the water purifier. talk a little bit about the concern with that water bottle top touching that surface. >> so ideally you obviously want to have a gap, and that way it's not touching where the water is dispensing, and in this case since it is obviously touching where the water is dispensing, then the germs that are obviously on that water bottle, you know, that you are drinking out of can obviously
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cross-contaminate here. >> doctors say it boils down to basic infection control. if you're greeting someone and you shake their hand you don't really know what germs may be on that person's hand so it may just be best to wave from a distance. guys? >> stephanie, thanks very much. dr. jen ashton has been saying that for a couple of weeks. >> yep. >> we know about washing hands and saw those tips that stephanie outlined. what are the most important things people should be thinking about? >> i think this is really common sense, george. it's not histrionic, we do it anyway in the middle of flu season. social setting, again, it's just ingrained in us. we're just so conditioned to shake hands, hug or kiss each other. we need to kind of back off that. it just is something that has low risk and likely to have some benefits so you've seen us here doing it. you know, the elbow bump, there's going to be a whole lot of creative and sometimes a little funny maneuvers to do things that are not shaking hands, hugging and kissing.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. deadly tornado outbreak. multiple twisters ripping through the south. dozens of buildings in nashville and surrounding areas destroyed. the trail of devastation at this hour. coronavirus crisis. the death toll climbing in the u.s. as cases of the virus spread. the first case now reported in georgia and the city of san antonio declaring a public health emergency after a woman who was infected was released too early from quarantine. the latest at this hour. decision day. millions of americans head to the polls this super tuesday. four major candidates still in the race. out campaigning until the last minute. more than a third of the delegates up for grabs in 15 crucial contests. bachelor bullying? surprise twists in an emotional women tell all. former bachelorette rachel lindsay, center stage addressing cyberbullying, online harassment and racism. >> people have become so
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comfortable being mean and meaner than ever on social media. >> as every single woman on this season says they faced true hate online. ♪ you can ring my bell and "modern family's" ty burrell is here live dishing on the final season and the emotional moment the cameras stopped rolling for the last time. >> and he's here to say. >> good morning, america. [ applause ] ♪ ring my bell phil dunphy is here. >> feels like he's been part of our lives for so long. good morning, america. hope you are great this tuesday morning. just 24 hours before nik wallenda walks over one of the most volatile and dangerous volcanoes in the world. we're going to hear from him about his last-minute preparations and his greatest fear. i can guess what that is. >> i think we only need one guess. but first, we do have a lot of news to get to this morning starting with that deadly tornado near downtown nashville. powerful twisters ripping
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through the south tearing down at least 40 structures. let's go back to rob tracking the very latest. good morning again, rob. >> good morning again, robin. we're now getting daylight pictures out of tennessee, and these are just startling to say the least. donaldson, tennessee, to the east of nashville, this community completely torn apart. talking about heavy lumbered and brick homes ripped off their foundation and concrete slabs. this is likely the same tornado that went through the northern part of downtown nashville. here you see nighttime video that happened shortly after midnight. you see the funnel illuminated by that lightning, and 40 buildings, heavily damaged. not over yet unfortunately. the severe weather down across parts of southern alabama. a new tornado watch posted until 11:00 local time that includes montgomery. once that passes we've got another patch of energy that comes out of the southwest tonight and san antonio, austin, you'll get a severe weather threat, and again, this happens overnight. another dangerous night period. robin? >> all right. thank you so much, rob. amy? turning to the latest on the coronavirus emergency.
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there are now more than 90,000 cases worldwide and in the united states there are at least 105 cases. six people have died here, all of them in washington state. that's where we find kaylee hartung who is there with the very latest. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning again, amy. four of the sipeho hav died all lived here at this nursing home just outside seattle while 80% of coronavirus cases are mild, the elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system are more susceptible than the rest of us. while this disease spreads across the country, health officials say it will get worse. this morning, growing fears about the coronavirus as the death toll in washington state rises to six. four of the victims from this nursing facility outside of seattle at the center of the outbreak. >> the risk for all of us of becoming infected will be increasing. >> reporter: families with loved ones here seriously concerned. colleen mallory's mother suffers from dementia.
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>> i'm concerned about all of it, you know. if she gets sick, she's going to be gone. >> reporter: in san antonio local officials clashing with the cdc declaring a public health emergency hoping to stop the release of more than 100 people under quarantine at lackland air base. their future now uncertain after a woman infected with covid-19 was released from quarantine saturday while a cdc test was still pending. it turned out positive. the outbreak here and around the world is impacting so many people's travel plans. the white house is announcing new screening procedures for anyone traveling into the u.s. from many of the most infected areas around the world. the white house also saying there may be new travel restrictions put on us here, george? >> kaylee hartung, thanks. the race for the white house now. super tuesday, most crucial day in the race for the white house. 15 contests all across the country remaining four candidates campaigning up until
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the last minute. we want to go back to eva pilgrim in dallas where joe biden was last night. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, george. it is a critical day in the fight for the democratic nomination. today, more than a third of the delegates will be available in contests all across the country. joe biden is hoping the momentum from that game-changing win in south carolina coupled with his big endorsements overnight from fellow moderates and former competitor senator amy klobuchar and pete buttigieg can give him the boost he needs to pull off a comeback, keeping self-proclaimed democratic socialist, senator bernie sanders from running away with the lead. now, sanders isn't going to make it easy for him. he has campaigned aggressively and e sh efftive delegate rich states and let's not forget the wild card. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg appearing on the ballot for the first time today. his campaign is hoping his record-breaking spending will shake up this race. george? >> half a billion dollars. eva pilgrim, thanks very much. she'll be joining us for our special coverage tonight of super tuesday. we will be here all night long. i'll anchor with our team
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starting at 8:00 eastern. coming up next here, the surprise twist on "the bachelor" overnight. the former bachelorette center stage taking on cyberbullying and racism. and celebrating james lipton. the man who got the biggest names in hollywood to open up and share so much about themselves. lara, what's going on upstairs? >> robin, as we take you around the world to so many extraordinary places, we have some small changes, simple changes you can make that will have a big impact on the planet. plus, we have a terrific audience and so much more coming up on "good morning america." ty burrell is with us. don't go anywhere. "gma" will be right back. [ applause ] ♪ ck. e right back. [ applause ] so to breathe better i started once-daily anoro. ♪go your own way copd tries to say go this way ♪go your own way once-daily
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[ applause ] ♪ welcome back to "gma." welcome to our audience right here. a little experiment right now. okay, bring it down. i've been told to say the words boy band assemble. [ cheers and applause ] i guess it works. [ cheers and applause ] >> it works. disassemble. "pop news." >> that was fantastic. thank you, tom. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to begin this morning with lady gaga. sound good, you guys? out with new music, guys. she dropped the first solo single in three years called "stupid love" and this morning she is announcing the full album
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will drop april 10th. write it down, people. gaga tweeting this picture and writing welcome to "chromatica." this is not the album cover but we made it for you to enjoy in the meantime. it's but the n "chromatica." "stupid love" already racked up 23 million views and counting. the power of social media. all right, a little "jeopardy" action for you guys. you ready? here's the clue. this tv game show host just made an incredibly generous donation to help the homeless. the answer, who is alex trebek? the founder of the hope of the valley rescue mission in north hollywood, california, ken craft, here he is pictured with alex on the set of "jeopardy!." he said, trebek called him out of the blue and asked for a tour of the facility.
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afterwards, ken said alex handed him an envelope and said i hope this helps. inside a check for $100,000. [ applause ] craft says that money will go a ed wh food, antaon the nicest guy in hollywood -- who is alex trebek? >> that's true. [ ap ] now to a former college track and field champ who pulled off a major accomplishment. molly seidel, you've heard about her? >> yes, i have. >> this is unbelievable, 25 years old working as a barista in boston, decided to try a new event entering the u.s. olympic marathon trials in atlanta. her first time ever running a marathon. apparently not a problem. guys, her first time ever running a marathon, she placed second overall. 2:27:31. easily qualifying her for the olympics. [ applause ]
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isn't it amazing? she is amazing. last summer she was on crutches after hurting her hip. now she was a cross-country champ at notre dame and took home a national title. three track and field titles but never at a marathon distance. molly, we'll see you in tokyo. [ cheers and applause ] chills. i love "pop news" today. >> that's good. what else you got? finally a fund-raiser sure to make you smile. all you had to do was donate $15 to the wisconsin humane society and send them a picture of your pet and you'll get a custom drawing of yours. this is the only -- the only thing is it might not be good. the humane society writing in a post, time to put the fun back in fund-raising. we have volunteers standing by eager to turn your animal into a timeless work of art or at least make you laugh. you might get one of our extremely talented artists but we'll be honest, you'll probably
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get someone who can't draw their way out of a paper bag. see, i think they're great. so far the staff has had to draw over 300 pets for generous donors who donated $15 and sometimes much more. the wisconsin humane society raised $12,000 and had to close submissions due to overwhelming demand. great idea, guys. [ applause ] they should do it again. i love that. north shore should do that that's all i have for you today. >> a good one. >> thank you, lara. we move on to our "gma" cover story. our exclusive behind the scenes of "the bachelor's" women tell all after that powerful message about hate and racism and cyberbullying and abbie boudreau is in l.a. with the latest on all of this. good morning, abbie. >> reporter: good morning, amy. last night the women putting their differences aside to address bachelor nation head on. and we were behind the scenes for it all. overnight, a surprising twist in an emotional and at times rowdy women tell all.
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the episode taking a sharp turn to address some issues so many women on the show are facing. former bachelorette rachel lindsay making a surprise appearance on stage to address cyberbullying and racism. >> people have become so comfortable being mean and meaner than ever on social media. >> reporter: host chris harrison asking all the contenders if they faced bullying online. >> how many of you have faced true hate, not criticism, true hate? that's 100% of you. >> reporter: rachel lindsay addressing the bullying head on by showing the startling messages she and others have received. >> you're an emotional stupid [ bleep ]. you're useless. if i ever see you, get ready to have your lawyer ready. you are disgusting and are jealous. i'm like, shaking as i'm reading this because it's shocking. it's uncomfortable. >> reporter: and more comments tough for morning tv, the
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comments leaving the audience in silence and many of the women in tears. this season's sydney hightower saying on camera -- >> none of us ar >> reporr: alexa sayinsh got comments directed to her at the start of the season. >> the comments i got right away on the show was about my hair and my choice of being natural and then also i had so much love come in and it meant so much to get messages from people saying that it's important to have representation and thank you. >> reporter: but lindsay leaving everyone with this message before the show wrapped up. >> i know as someone who's been in your shoes, i know how much courage it takes to put yourself out there, to tell your story. >> reporter: now we did have a chance to talk to peter after the tell all. i asked him if he found love this season and he actually said yes with two women. but as far as who he ends up with, it's anyone's guess. amy? >> all right, abbie, thanks so much. kudos to rachel for being so honest and real. we really appreciate that.
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next week by the way, the big two-night finale and then pilot pete -- and i'm going to find my camera here -- will be right here on wednesday morning with or without his true love. we'll have to wait and see, robin. >> we will do that. now to a celebration of james lipton. he was the host of "inside the actors studio" for 23 years. he got the biggest actors and actresses to talk, to laugh and cry and reveal so much of themselves. tributes continuing to pour in this morning and chris connelly joins us now from l.a. good morning, chris. >> reporter: and good morning, robin. as an erudite interviewer, james lipton elicited answers that brought fresh insights into their craft, their careers and sometimes, their hearts. from jennifer aniston to will smith. >> you have no idea how long i have been waiting to be on this show. >> reporter: from hugh jackman to jim carrey. as host of "inside the actors studio" for 23 seasons,
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beginning in 1994, james lipton welcomed big names in show business. >> what brought you here? >> reporter: for thoughtful unhurried conversations that took viewers inside the creative process. >> i promised myself it would be about craft and not about gossip. >> reporter: bolstered by index cards and encyclopedic preparation. >> did you appear in any of the plays at the resurrection baptist church? >> you did some real homework over there. >> reporter: his q&as would provide a permanent record of some who have since passed on such as paul newman and robin williams whose time in the chair was a delight. >> what took you from chicago to detroit? >> a plane. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the show's success on cable made lipton himself a celebrity. his lofty tone affectionately parodied by will ferrell in this classic "snl" skit. >> it is delightful. >> reporter: taught acting in the 1950s by the great stella adler, he would serve as the
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dean of the drama school and his longtime dream one of his students would join him on stage someday. then in 1999 one of those acting students had a question for sean penn. >> hey, mr. penn, my name is bradley cooper, i'm a second year actor. did you have new discoveries after a ten-year hiatus? >> reporter: his subsequent appearance 12 years later in 2011 sparked an outpouring of grateful emotion. >> who was your basic technique teacher? >> reporter: pointing to his teacher in the crowd, elizabeth kemp. >> i was never able to relax in my life before her.
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[ applause ] >> reporter: james lipton died monday at the age of 93. remembered as a teacher whose curiosity about creativity could entertain and inspire. among those paying tribute to james lipton on social media, oscar winner barbra streisand who tweeted, he was interested in the actor's process which was so refreshing. game recognizes game, guys. >> it sure does. >> thank you, chris, for sharing that. he was something special. i understand in the business we usually do pre-interviews and you talk to the person ahead of time.he never conducted pre-interviews. everything was right there in the moment. >> did you feel it when you watched? >> yes, you could. hey, rob. >> hey, robin. i want to show you this heavenly -- [ applause ] thanks. this is a celestial show from day to night in the canary islands looking south. this is just spectacular. you see the lights there, the
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milky way, and making its trek and you see the satellites, and stars and that's my gift to you this morning. you won't see that here in new york city because of the lights on broadway. i'm sorry. you have to make a trek to get a [ cheers and applause ] now to that daring walk over one of the most active volcanoes we saw the masaya volcano up close monday in our series
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"extraordinary earth." now nik wallenda is getting ready to walk over the 2,000-degree lake of lava, one of his most dangerous feats yet. will reeve on the scene. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, george. nik wallenda is nervous and it's understandable. if you'll take a look, this walk of the masaya volcano over these whipping winds through the toxic gases above that boiling lava, it's all uncharted territory. i spent the day with nik wallenda learning about his process and preparation. the stakes are high. almost 1,000 feet high. >> the reality is i'm risking my life. >> reporter: tomorrow night aerialist nik wallenda will attempt his most daring feat yet walking over one of the most volatile and dangerous volcanoes in the world, the masaya. when you're at the middle and you look down -- will you look down? >> i absolutely will look down. it's more about this beautiful environment and this beautiful piece of nature. >> reporter: located in the heart of nicaragua, the masaya is one of the world's most active volcanoes. and this 1,800-foot-long wire
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just over one inch thick will be the only thing between him and the lava lake below boiling at over 2,000 degrees fahrenheit. >> the last week in the middle of the night i'll wake up in cold sweats because of this walk. every step is dangerous. >> reporter: masaya's plume of toxic gas is unpredictable and he'll walk straight through it. >> i'll be wearing goggles. what if they fog up? what if they're not affixed right and my eyes start burning and i can't see? >> reporter: feats like this are a family generation. the 41-year-old has walked over the grand canyon and niagara falls and just eight months ago in times square. but the walk across the masaya will be the highest and longest walk wallenda has ever attempted on a cable he hadn't seen before. >> i've never until this morning walked on a cable this diameter. >> reporter: our cameras were there as he took steps on that
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wire. >> wednesday night right about here. >> reporter: this is where it will all begin. what will go through your mind as you take these steps up? >> there will be everything from nerves to excitement, a little bit of fear. a lot of respect. it's a dream. >> reporter: wallenda told me the element that most concerns him is the wind because as he says it doesn't tell you how fast it's going, it's so unpredictable. here at the masaya volcano, the mouth of hell down there, those winds can come out of nowhere with no warning whipping up those toxic gases. there's a lot for him to contend with, george. >> boy, there sure is. we can't even watch that gulf right there. but what surprised you most about his state of mind as he's heading into this? >> reporter: well, i stood with him, george, at this wooden pyramid he's going to be climbing up as he begins his 1,800-foot walk across the crater and his honesty about the fear that he will be feeling in that moment and that he's been feeling leading up to this waking up in those cold sweats, he told me he's going to be very scared but all he can do is
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literally put one foot in front of the other. he says he has to do this, george. >> it's almost reassuring to know he's going to be scared. i mean he should be but it's an amazing, amazing feat, will. thanks very much. you can see nik walk over the volcano tomorrow live at 8:00 on abc. we'll be right back. [ applause ]
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>> announcer: good morning north bay. let's get up and get going. this is "abc 7 mornings." good morning, i'm kumasi aaron from "abc 7 mornings." polls are now open for super tuesday voting in the bay area. former vice president joe biden is set to make a campaign stop if oakland today before heading to los angeles, his first campaign event in the bay area. good morning, everyone. i do have an update for you on the crash we're following in redwood city that was involving one car that had overturned. there were injuries involved here. northbound 101 before woodside road. it's cleared, expect delays in the area because the damage has been done there. leaving you with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's a bit backed up there. once you hop on the bridge, a clear ride from there,
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good morning. welcome to our 35th consecutive day without rain, fourth longest streak in the rain season. temperatures out there, 60. danville, hayward, 61. most of us in the low to mid 50s. here's a look at your commute, everything looks good, less chop on the bay, no fog out there. sunshine and warmer temperatures today. tomorrow, our coolest day will be saturday. kumasi? we'll have another unions update in 30 minutes. you can find u
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♪ we welcome you back. what a great audience we have. our "extraordinary earth" series, how it's endangering animals like sea turtles. we're showing t you y worl h a look at how our daily routines may be leaving a bigger carbon footprint than we think. >> reducing our carbon footprint means changing our habits but change is hard. sometimes we listen to our better angels but other times our devilish instincts have us taking the easy path. that's why the epa's carbon calculator comes in. it adds up all our little choices to help us see the amount of carbon we personally put into the atmosphere. take recycling.
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the devil says don't rinse that out. just toss it. make that choice all the time and, boom, the average person helps create 692 pounds of carbon annually. now let's talk gas and electricity. the devil says turn the thermostat up. wash on high, leave your computer on all night. but using the epa calculator our angel advises setting up power management to turn it off automatically, a cold wash, it cleans just as well. and lowering the house temperature a few degrees. >> that sweater is just fetching on you. >> thank you. >> reporter: to save 9,115 pounds of co2 each year. not to mention over $70 per month in utility bills and driving, you're too tired to bike to work. public transport, oh, no. too much human interaction.
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but when our angel uses the carbon calculator. >> angels do math? >> of course, we do. >> reducing your driving even 10% below average can reduce your carbon footprint by over 1,100 pounds of co2. here's to a better angel moving us toward a better future. when we add up the co2 saved by those little angelic changes it's a 19% reduction in co2. it's over 4,000 pounds in carbon emissions saved. it's like planning 2 1/2 acres of trees to throw another number at you. that calculator has really motivated me. my habits make a difference, guys. >> that's a good idea. really, really good idea. [ applause ] thank you, becky. >> and the oscar goes to -- that was great. now time for one of our favorite guests. you know him as phil dunphy from
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"modern family." please welcome ty burrell. [ applause ] ♪ how do you like me now how do you like me now ♪ ♪ how do you like me now >> nice to see you. >> hi, robin. how are you? >> well. nice. [ applause ] >> wonderful. >> how are you all? >> this is a good look. >> semi retirement. on my face. >> you still have a few shows to go. we haven't seen them all yet but we have seen the pictures of the final taping, the final table. must have been such an emotional moment. >> i think the closest analog i can come up with is sort of like when you graduate from high school because we've been together for basically that amount of time, right? and so it's felt like kind of all the feelings. there's a lot of sadness but a lot of gratitude and you feel emotionally 18. and everybody is sort of
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overpromising like in high school where you're like i'm going to see you every day. we're still going to talk. we're going to have coffee every weekend, you know. >> just like high school. >> yeah, yeah. >> you know what, i got to tell you, when we think about over the years and the characters and you all have been so kind coming on this program and we appreciate that over the years. >> it's been a blast. >> your character, let's just say phil has some mishaps. and we're going to -- just a few. [ applause ] and -- >> mishaps. >> as you'll see in this clip often his family members, well, they're part of that mishap. >> oh. >> that's funny. >> forgot about the humidifier for my mushroom log. it needed moisture and it must have rotted the wood. wow. honey, you're really wedged in here title. >> no kidding. >> why can't you buy your mushrooms at a store like a normal person? >> store bought mushrooms. you really don't get my
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generation, boomer. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, my. >> to have those mishaps and get to be that silly. >> you know, it's been like one of the great pleasures of my life and i hadn't really done a lot of like physical comedy before this show, but i am clumsy. i'm a clumsy person. i've always been clumsy. i've been tripping and falling in public my whole life. the only difference really is that after doing it for 11 years on the show, i now -- when i trip and fall in public people think i'm doing it on purpose. >> right. >> but, yeah, i will stumble and this happened like after five -- season five or six, somebody will be like, oh, yeah, that guy. yeah. >> no help. >> it's actually gotten so bad that this weekend, a true story, i was playing tag with my daughters after dinner and we were running -- i was running at full speed and i tripped and
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fell and had like a really hard fall like of like i flipped over on the ground on a public sidewalk and i looked up and my own family thought i was doing it on purpose. my wife and daughters were like, daddy, just, gosh, he loves attention. >> oh, my gosh. my gosh. >> what have your daughters thought of your other family? >> insane jealousy. no. i don't know that they've -- you know, i think they have kind of understood. they're 8 and 10 so they're sort of like just starting to really fully understand the fictional world of television but they know that this job and those people are important to me. they do understand that my television daughters aren't their real daughter. >> is it true before you got this role on "modern family" that you were thinking about maybe getting out of acting. >> i was. >> really? >> i was. you know, i had decent, decent meaning long stretches of
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unemployment and my wife and i actually sat down at one point to kind of like come up with a list of, you know, other things that i could do because i was thinking about getting out of acting and -- >> what was on the list? >> nothing. [ laughter ] >> okay. >> i have no other skill set. so it was like, all right, i'll keep acting. >> then you know you're destined. >> have you thought about where you'll watch the final episode? >> i have a feeling we're going to watch together because we're actually -- i think we're doing an episode of "kimmel" that evening. >> oh, that's great. >> on the 8th so we'll all be around each other. >> good. that feels right. >> yeah, yeah. >> we'll be watching too. just adore you. >> have you pulled out the yellow pad for what comes next for you? >> a few things -- i'm doing an animated show called "duncanville" on fox. [ applause ] thank you. it's very funny. i just signed a deal to sort of,
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you know, see if i can figure out how to develop tv for disney for this whole -- >> that's great. >> but otherwise i'm kind of looking forward to a little bit of a sabbatical in terms of like live action television maybe, maybe carve out a little more time for family. >> you certainly deserve it. always a detroflight to have yo. >> did you know, fellow penn stater. >> yeah, we are. we are. yeah. [ applause ] >> yeah. >> you nittany lions you. the countdown to the finale. a new episode of "modern family." have to wait until wednesday, march 18th, 9:00 central on abc. we'll be right back. [ applause ]
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welcome back to "gma." the subject of a new documentary about to debut on hulu and linsey davis is one-on-one right now with secretary clinton to talk all about it. linsey. >> yes, we are here with hillary clinton, the subject of the four-part docu-series "hillary." welcome. >> thank you. > what a news cycle it has been as you well know in the last 24 hours. several prominent democrats have endorsed vice president joe biden, former vice president joe biden, among them amy klobuchar, pete buttigieg, i know that you've said you want to let the process play out but just curious if you do plan to
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endorse and if so what's the procs ik yo the people's views that are going to be voted on have had a chance to express themselves so there's a long way to go. today obviously is a big wat an that we nominate whoever is the strongest candidate to take out the current incumbent. that's the only thing that matters at the end of the day. >> let's turn now to the documentary. you sat down for 35 hours. >> i did. >> nothing was off-limits and you get really into a lot of personal anguish to talk about monica lewinsky. why subject yourself to that? why relive all of that again. >> people have a lot of opinions about me as you might know and i thought i'm not running for anything. when they came to me with this idea, you know, why not tell my own story and it's a story not
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only about me, but really about women's lives, about politics in our country and you can go back 25 years and see how i tried to get universal care for everybody and i got burned in effigy because it was so controversial or what i said in beijing about women's rights being human rights and you can tell that not only my life but the lives of many, many millions of other women are reflected in this documentary. that's one of the reasons i was excited about participating. >> you talked about the people's opinions on you. front and center right off the bat in this documentary they talk about this perception that hillary clinton is inauthentic. you talk about your frustrations with that. we have a clip. let's take a listen. >> okay. >> when people say i'm not authentic, what you see is what you get. i mean i'm sorry if i'm not brilliantly charismatic on tv but i am the same person i've always been and going through this gauntlet of unbelievable
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obstacles, you know, yeah, i mean, you know, you get scarred up a little bit. >> speaking of that idea of getting scarred up a little bit there's a quote early on that says you are one of the most admired and vilified women in american history. do you agree with that and is part of your hope doing this documentary that it might change people's perceptions about you? >> well, what i hope is that people will see a more comprehensive view of me and not a snippet here or a snippet there or some rumor or some wild conspiracy theory because i became of age and certainly came into the public eye at a time when there was so much change going on in america. you know, civil right, women's right, rights, i was thrust into the role of first lady, there had never been anybody with an education like mine with a career like mine so i was put into a kind of position that nobody had ever been before.
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there was no guide book like how do you deal with this? and i think what the film does so successfully and i give a big shoutout to the director who was able to tell a complicated story in a really driving compelling way and i hope that people not only learn more about me but maybe reflect a little bit about their own lives or their mother's lives, their grandmother's lives, what's happening in our country today. >> really quickly just curious to get your response to hearing that bernie sanders said that if he makes it to the convention with the most pledged delegates that he should be the nominee. that's quite a bit of change in his stance from 2016. your reaction. >> let's follow the rules. we've got rules. we had rules last time and rules this time and i think it's always a good idea to follow the rules. everybody knew what they were when you got into it. >> in the campaign in the documentary you talk about his campaign from 2016 and call it, quote, just baloney and i feel so bad people got sucked into it. do you still feel that way now.
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>> sure, yeah. i mean, that was my authentic opinion then. it's my authentic opinion now. you know, here's one of the saddest things happening right now. the house of representatives under democratic leadership has passed 400 bills on really important issues from health care to economic security to election security. it just goes on and on. does anybody know that? of course, not. nobody knows that. change is hard. it's not glamorous, it doesn't fit into a sound bite. and yet the people who were elected in 2018 are down there doing the people's work and i just think we ought to be more understanding and realistic about what it takes to get change in this big complicated pluralistic democracy of ours and it's not easy but, boy, is it ever worth it and i want to make sure voters know what can be done if they give the white house back to the democrats. >> hillary clinton, thank you so much. the docu-series "hillary" premieres on hulu on friday.
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we're going to have much more with mrs. clinton as we continue the conversation o a 00 n >> allrit, right? i love it. i can give you the warming trend. spring-like temperatures coming to most of the east close to all right. fans of "crazy rich asians," the author is publishing a new novel called "sex and vanity," a tale of love and longing about a young woman torn between her upbringing and a man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with.
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itits book stores on july 14th. speaking of books, dan abrams is here with his new one. stay right there.
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how can we help you? we're back now with dan abrams whose new book out today, "john adams under fire," takes us inside a riveting revolutionary era murder trial. the founding father risking it all to defend the british soldiers involved in the boston massacre. this is not the history you were taught in school. so nice to have you here. >> it's nice to be here. >> we're going to start with this picture. this might be familiar. something you've probably seen in your history book at school. it was originally printed by paul revere but you say this is not an accurate depiction of what happened. >> this is what people think of when they think of the boston massacre because this was distributed everywhere at the time and it is wildly inaccurate
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as to what happened. you see there, this line supposedly of british soldiers firing at the colonists, that's not what happened. it was a very complicated nuanced event where there were colonist, maybe hundreds gathering throwing snowballs and rocks at the soldiers and the question is, when did they fire and why did they fire? and that ultimately became the subject of this trial which is where we start with the book and we've got a 217-page transcript from 1770 of the actual trial. >> and this was a risky case for john adams to take on. he was 34 years old, not a supporter of the british, correct. >> no, he was a patriot. he did it because he believed in the rule of law. he believed that the british soldiers deserved the defense and he suffered for it, lost half his law business, people threw rocks through his window at his home. but he believed, a, that they had a serious defense and,
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again, that's not what happened whe pture and, b, fair trial and john adams is the one stubborn things.hrase facts are and it's there from that trial that we got that phrase and that was adams in defending these british soldiers in this murder case. >> something else we saw were these iconic wigs that john adams wore. these lawyers' wigs. why did they wear them. >> two reason, first of all, formality. it added a level of formality to the courtroom and, secondly, and maybe interestingly anonymity meaning they wanted people to focus on the rule of law and not the individuals in the court so everyone dressed the same, the point being so that their appearance wouldn't matter and that so the jurors could focus on the rule of law and nothing else. >> very interesting. also something that's significant is the picture behind you, abigail adams and a lot of people might not realize the relationship john had with
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his wife abigail in fact that she was one of his closest advisors. >> she was one of the most important women in early colonial history. she wasn't just his wife. in today's day and age, she would have been a political candidate herself. she was smart, she was outspoken and john adams wouldn't do much without her guidance and her advice. >> love that. dan abrams, thank you so much. "john adams under fire" is available today. pick up your copy and we'll be right back. [ applause ] [car engine failing to start] [clicking of ignition] uh-- wha-- woof! eeh-- woof! wuh-- [silence] [engine roars to life] [dog howls] ♪ dramatic opera music swells from radio ♪
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area. let's get up and get going. this is "abc 7 mornings." good morning, i'm kumasi aaron from "abc 7 mornings." here's mike with our forecast. hi, everybody, check out the gorgeous sunshine over the exploratorium camera and pier 15. the bay is much calmer today, sunny and much smoother thanks to the lack of winds. 73 to 77 inland. santa rosa could reach 80. more spring warmth tomorrow, maybe a record or two. coldest saturday and slight chance of rain. good morning, everyone. happy super tuesday to you. we're taking you now live to oakland where you can see here, 880 at the coliseum camera, definitely very slow backup for people making their way northbound this morning. that's all i'm track at the moment, slow spots across the area. san mateo bridge towards the peninsula, take your time out there and be safe. now it's time for "live with kelly and ryan." we'll be back at 11:00 for "midday live." we hope you'll join >> announcer: it's
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