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what's going on there? >> i demand a story on the cat. good morning, america. high alert. the capitol locked down. 25,000 national guard troops expected to be in place by the inauguration and at least 21 states activating national guard troops to protect their own capitols. this as new disturbing video emerges from inside, of the angry mob storming the capitol. >> you are outnumbered. there's a [ bleep ] million of us out there. >> searching for the speaker of the house. the commanding general of the d.c. national guard joins us live. with how they're preparing for the new unrest with just two days until president-elect biden's inauguration. >>. the whithouse. second impeachment trial. the new reports he could issue 100 pardons on the way out of office and overnight, the president's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, changing course,
now saying he will not be on trump's legal team. all this, as president-elect biden lays out an ambitious agenda. what americans can expect in his first 100 days in office. vaccine roadblocks. the growing concern about shot shortages across the country. how the biden team is promising to speed things up. and the nation nears 400,000 american lives lost to the virus. also this morning, the american teen returning home after prison time in the cayman islands for violating the covid quarantine. her family is speaking out thisi fo deliveries, and the new warning about scammers trying to take advantage of the delays. how a text message could be targeting your personal info. and showdown for the ages. >> there's a reason that they're
in their 40s and playing at the level they are. >> brady outbattles brees in their first playoff meeting ever. why it could also be their last. plus, that scary moment for chiefs quarterback patrick mahomes. >> oh, no, he's down -- >> will the reigning super bowl mvp be able to bounce back for another shot at the championship? good morning, america. thanks for joining us as we start a new week together and honor and celebrate the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. coming up, you're going to hear how his powerful words are inspiring young students with their own powerful speeches. >> you see that image of the mlk memorial. we would normally actually show you a live look at it this morning, but security. security is such there that we just can't get to it. can't get our camera to it. that lets you know what's going on in d.c. they are trying to avoid another possible siege on the capitol.
all that security well under way. and of course george,ration, pr joe biden, just 48 hours away. >> what's extraordinary, the division-size contingent of troops needing to protect the incoming president at the inauguration. there is added force in washington to defer and deter domestic terrorists. police are posted at state capitols across the nation. the fbi has reported threats against capitol buildings in all 50 states. our chief foreign affairs correspondent with the latest on the security threat. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the security for this inauguration is so tight, so vast, they are hoping that no one dare try any kind of attack. but officials say they are ready for anything. this morning, the nation on high alert. the nation's capitol near lockdown. barricades sealing off huge sections of the city, security checkpoints scattered throughout, and armed national
guard troops surrounding the bui this weekend thousands more guard troops arriving at joint base andrews. 25,000 expected to be in place by wednesday. a military force five times larger than that in iraq and afghanistan as the threat to the city remains high. overnight, the secretary of the army saying they are screening troops for any possible insider threats. >> it's the unknown. we've also been vetting them through the fbi. we're continually going through the process and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation. >> reporter: and this disturbing video shot by the "new yorker" magazine's luke >> there's a million of [ bleep ] us out there. >> reporter: the angry mobs storming the capitol, rifling through papers in the senate chamber, and of the hunt for
officials. [ bleep ] a lone police officer urging the crowd to clear the chamber. jake angeli leaving an ominous vote for vice president pence. >> only a matter of >> t r urging more violence. >> hang him! >> reporter: this morning the fbi investigating whether a pennsylvania woman who they say stole a laptop from speaker nancy pelosi's office intended to sell it to russia. the fbi issuing a report saying that some insurrectionists set up communication mechanisms in advance using amateur radios and encrypted messaging applications like signal to communicate using masks to conceal ear pieces and. heailsobouthereat to political during the riots. a witness alleging in an
affidavit that dominic pizzola discussed how he and others would have murdered house speaker nancy pelosi and vice president mike pence if they had gotten the chance. in court papers and interviews at least four pro-trump rioters said they joined the march that spiralled into violence in part because the president encouraged them to do so. >> how serious is our country going to take domestic white extremism? and i think what we saw here last week is that we didn't take it seriously enough. >> reporter: already at state capitols across the country, small protests, mostly peaceful, but in lansing, michigan, a confrontation. michigan national guard troops and state police coming face to face with more than 100 protesters and counterprotesters. some carrying weapons. 21 states have now called up the
guard, as well as here in d.c., where they are rehearsing for all possibilities including armed groups that might plant bombs. george? >> martha raddatz, thanks. major general welcome walker, the commanding general of the district of columbia national guard. thank you for joining us this morning. can you start off by saying what the current threat level is? do you have what you need in place to counter it? >> good morning, sir. i do believe we have everything -- if i can first say happy holiday for dr. martin luther king, and please allow me to say how proud i am of the almost 25,000 national guardsmen who have come in from all 50 states and territories to help support the secret service and the police departments with a peaceful transition of military power. good morning, sir. >> good morning. thank you for that, sir. >> so the question was do i have enough? yes, sir. i believe we do. >> and tell us what the role the national guard is going to be. you said they're going to be there to assist law enforcement.
are they trained for policing activities? what can they do, what can't they do, what are they trained for? >> so we're trained principally for civil disturbance. we practice it yearly. we rehearse it when we get here. so we are the backup layer of protection for the secret service, the capitol police, the metropolitan police department, and the united states park police. so we are part of the layered defense to ensure that the bubble, the bubble that will be around the vice president and -- the vice president-elect and the president-elect so that we can have a peaceful transfer of power. we do this every four years. >> not in this kind of force, not with these kind of numbers. >> not with these kind of numbers. but i would tell you that we've had close to 10,000 in the past. >> tell me, the secretary of the army says that guard deployed to
the capitol will be screened for possible insider threats. can that be done this quickly? >> we have the technology. we do that every four years, as well. so what happens is they're screened before theyeave tir state, and what it is is a credentialing process. so they're screened and then repeatedly screened until they are actually put on the street. >> what does that entail -- >> even then we can pull somebody off. >> what does that entail? are they asked if they believe it was a legitimate election, questions like that? >> no. it's all about their -- the background. so a regular background check is enhanced with more screening, more details, and it's layered. so the fbi is part of it. the secret service is part of it. and once they are certain that e i threat, then that soldier, guardsman or airman is given a
credential. >> what does is say about the situation we're facing today that soldiers have to be screened for an insider threat? >> well, we already screen -- to join the united states military, you go through a series of background checks. so every guardsman, every military person is screened to make sure that we know our soldiers and airmen. so it's just another layer and then a layer on top of that just to be absolutely certain. but everybody joining the military is screened in, and for an event like this, you're screened out. >> you confident you have the situation in hand? >> i am, sir. >> major, thanks for your time this morning. robin? >> president trump is preparing to leave the white house with that impeachment trial in the senate looming. the house could send the article of impeachment to the senate as early as tomorrow. dnday, yes, inauguration day. we havodmo cecilia.
>> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, president trump, who so seemed to relish his time in the spotlight, actually is spending his final days in isolation. we haven't seen him in six days. he hasn't had anything on his public schedule in that same amount of time. just this note on his schedule from his aides who say that the president is working from early in the morning until late in the evening making many calls and having many meetings. this morning president trump on the verge of his second impeachment trial but his defense still in disarray. his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, spotted at the white house over the weekend, said he was working on the case. overnight, giuliani now telling abc news he won't be on the president's legal team after all. saying his role in the rally before the riot makes him a witness. he was among those who whipped the mob into a frenzy before they stormed the capitol. >> let's have trial by combat! >> reporter: the two lawyers who led the president's defense during his first impeachment also aren't expected to represent him this time. and the clock is ticking. with house speaker nancy pelosi expected to send the article of
impeachment to the senate any day now, his impeachment trial could begin as soon as inauguration day. >> this was the most serious presidential crime in the history of the united states of america. the most dangerous crime by a president ever committed against the united states. >> reporter: democrats need at least 17 republicans to vote with them in order to convict the president. their goal -- to block him from ever running for office again. but allies like lindsey graham pushing for the senate to dismiss the case -- >> impeaching him after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional from a republican point of view, it would destroy our party. >> reporter: president trump remains isolated inside the white house, his final days in office spent mostly alone. described ads a pariah i washingtonhellicies tha a sitting president usually extends to his successor. a morning greeting at thhi house not happening, same for a shared limo ride. in fact, president trump is refusing to attend the inauguration altogether. the first president in more than
150 years to do so. there wasn't even a phone call to congratulate joe biden. instead the trumps will leave town early wednesday morning, hours before the swearing-in ceremony. the sendoff exactly what president trump wanted -- he'll be surrounded by uniformed military at joint base andrews, there will be a military band and a red carpet flanked by troops as he boards air force one for the last time. there may even be an air force fighter jet flyover just as he heads to his new home, mar-a-lago. in these final days in office, president trump is expected to issue a flurry of pardons and commutations, potentially as many as 100. a self-pardon is still a possibility even though his lawyers have advised against that strongly, and some have privately said that they will quit if, in fact, he decides to go that route. take a look at this -- this is all on top of our latest abc news poll that shows an overwhelming majority of americans oppose this move. you can see it there. 68% say they do not want to see
him do this. >> but we shall say. thank you so much. let's turn to president-elect joe biden. he's set to be sworn in as the 46th president. that's that happens in just over 48 hours. our mary bruce is in washington for us with the latest on what to expect inauguration day, it's going to look different. also what to expect in his first 100 days. good morning to you, mary. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. this is really going to be an inauguration like we've simply never seen before. joe biden and kamala harris will be sworn in before an empty national mall. there will be no packed crowd, no big parades, none of those fancy galas that we're used to seeing. and of course no involvement in the handoff from the outgoing president. we always knew the celebration was going to have to be scaled back because of the pandemic, but after the siege they had tor biden ll cenyront of the capito. in fact, in the spot where two weeks ago that violent mob of trump supporters tried to storm the capitol. and there will also be history made. kamala harris, the first woman of color to be vice president, will be sworn in by justice
sonia sotomayor, the first woman of color to sit on the supreme court. tj? >> and mary, the soon-to-be president biden is going to get right to work. we can expect a lot of executive action. >> reporter: yeah, this is intended to shock the political system. ecutive actions intended to set a newtoew tone. much aimed at undoing president trump's moves. starting on day one biden will be looking to among other things rejoin the paris climate agreement. undo the so-called muslim ban, and put in place a mask requirement on all federal lands. biden, though, for those big-ticket items that he's looking at like the massive stimulus bill and immigration reform, he will need congressional approval for all of those. >> mary bruce for us, thank you so much. folks, need to let you know that george, that guy, will be anchoring abc news complete coverage of the 59th presidential inauguration starting with special edition of "gma" including george and
robin, all be here for that. and they'll continue the coverage throughout this historic day. this is all wednesday here on abc. >> amazing day. >> an amazing week. really is. turning to tom brady and the bucs beating out drew brees and the saints. first-ever playoff battle between the two legendary quarterbacks. will reed is here with more on that for us. good morning, will. >> reporter: hey, good morning. sad day for a saints fan like you, but a special moment for rest of us football fans. two of the greatest ever finally meeting in the playoffs, giving fans what could be one last memory. this morning, it was a match-up for the ages if not a game for all time. >> second and nine now, this one's sbreintercepted by the bu- elder statesman 43-year-old tom brady and 42-year-old drew brees facing off for the first time in a playoff game. the buccaneers grinding out the ten-point win over the saints. the final whistle could mark the
end of an era. with the loss, brees, a and wi. but after thega,ot committing to anything. >> i'm going to give myself an opportunity to -- to think about the season, think about a lot of things. just like i did last year. and make a decision. >> reporter: his counterpart, brady, a sixtime champ and arguabarg arguably the greatest of all time, moves on, one win from another super bowl appearance. for decades, brady and brees have lived in rarefied nfl air. brady's thrown the most touchdowns ever. brees for the most yards. sunday's match-up setting one final record -- oldest combined age for starting qbs which brady poked fun at with this post on social media before the game. after the game, brady and brees meeting on the field with brees' family, and brady praising his fellow superstar. >> i think so much of him as a player, person, everything. i know him pretty well.
and he's an incredible player and competitor. >> reporter: also yesterday the kansas city chiefs beat the cleveland browns, a scary moment for chiefs quarterback patrick mahomes, knocked out of the game with a concussion. e back for next week's afc championship against the bills. mahomes is arguably already the face of the league. one of the best players, challenging now for the title of greatest of all time. but of course, tom brady might have something to say about that, guys. >> yeah. could be. who dat? brady is all dat. >> and a bag of chips. >> wow. e a lot more cominup including the latest on the covid-19 vaccine shortages across the country. we'll have more on that. first to ginger. >> and let's get the select cities sponsored by intuit "today" show oh tax. --
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mass vaccination site sounds like a good idea, right, opening up dodger stadium for mass vaccinations. you can't give out doses you don't have. they could run out of shots as soon as wednesday. this morning, america's hospitals are in crisis. struggling to keep up with the surge of patients. as the nation nears a gut-wrenching milestone -- 400,000 covid deaths. now hope is on the horizon. mass vaccination sites popping up across the country from florida's hard rock stadium, to new york city field, even disneyland. >> all those can be put in place, they're useless until they have something to administer. >> reporter: c a crippled rollout plan, appointments are overbooked. thousands of americans just can't seem to get that prize shot in the arm. >> it seems like it's very disorganized. what's the point of making an appointment if you're going to stand here three, four hours to get in. then you might not get it. >> reporter: in houston, weighing a choice between maximizing single-day or or o
conserving the supply. >> if we do find thousands that means we won't have enough for the next week but he insisted that we get out as much vaccine as we could. >> reporter: with no federal stock pile, pfizer and moderna shipping out 2 million doses per week, the government pushing for at least 50 million to be distributed by the end of january, but there's a lot of ground to make up. so far only 31 million have gone out. >> we're inheriting a huge mess here. we have a plan to fix it. >> reporter: biden's team promising to speed up the rollout. >> we've looked carefully and we're confident that we have enough vaccine for the 100 million doses over the next 100 days. that's what the president-elect has promised, it will be a hefty lift. we have it in uo that.ll in southern california the latest epicenter of the pandemic, orange county's fourth field hospital opening today. 52 extra beds for covid patients
are now available at st. jude medical center. the fight against the virus nowhere near over. >> i can only imagine every day if not every hour that there's a different concern at the top of your list at this point in the pandemic. what's keeping you up at night? >> vaccine rolling out fast enough and people not getting ahead of it. >> reporter: joe biden has this plan of delivering 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days of his presidency. dr. fauci said that's absolutely doable. astre areneinorks from jnson those could be before regulators for approval in a matter of weeks. robin? >> kaylee, thank you. we bring in ashish jha, dean of the brown university school of public health. you just heard in kaylee's report, and joe biden promising 100 million doses in his first 100 days in office. considering all that we're going through right now, is this attainable?
>> it's attainable. i think it is attainable. they've got a good team in place. personally i'd like to see them beat those numbers, because we're in very bad shape in the pandemic. we need as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. >> what is your insight into what has gone wrong at this point? you heard in the report about the vaccine stockpile issue. >> i think production is still cooking along fine, i don't think there's any problem with production with either pfizer or moderna. there's been a lot of miscommunication and a lot of overpromising by the trump administration. about how many doses we're going to have. my understanding is that the production continues fine and we'll have the vaccines we need, we were overpromised how many we would have by now. >> what do you believe more people will receive the vaccine,
i'm talking about people who not over the age of 65, or who don't have an underlying condition, when can they expect to be vaccinated? >> iffer everything goes well, i can imagine the average person without those risk factors, starting to get access by april or may. obviously if things don't go well it will seep into summer. but i'm more optimistic than that. especially if we get astrazeneca and johnson & johnson on line. >> we've heard from some people they're being infected after the first dose, people are wondering, when is it safe to visit my older parents or my grandparents when they've been vaccinated? >> first of all, everybody needs two doses. one dose offers some level of protection but not enough. everybody needs two doses. after two doses people are pretty protected. it's about 95%, both moderna and pfizer. if you're in an area with a lot
of infections you still need to be careful. you can visit, i would still maintain some amount of care but after that, as the pandemic gets better this will become much easier. >> we appreciate your insight. thank you. have a good day. >> thank you. let's turn to that american teen back in the u.s. after being jailed in the cayman islands for breaking covid-19 protocols. our janai norman is in atlanta, where skylar mack returned home. her family is speaking out for the first time since she got back. >> reporter: skylar mack went down to the cayman islands the day after thanksgiving she just got back to her atlanta-area home on friday after spending more than 30 days behind bars. we spoke with her grandmother who said that skylar is very smart, but she didn't mince words, her granddaughter made, quote, a stupid decision. this morning, skylar mack, the 18-year-old sentenced to two months behind bars in cayman
islands for breaking quarantine rules is out of prison and back on american soil. >> skylar, how do you feel to be back in the u.s.? >> very excited. happy to be home. >> reporter: mack traveled to the caribbean island november 27th and per island rules was required to quarantine for 14 days, but after two days in isolation and a negative covid test, skylar removed her wrist monitor, breaching quarantine, to watch her boyfriend compete in a race. seen in this video posted by event organizers. ♪ both mack and her boyfriend, who was charged with aiding and abetting, were detained and initially ordered to pay a fine and community service. but after a legal back and forth the couple was sentenced to two months in prison, ultimately serving 32 days behind bars. >> i got the first call that she was in trouble, her boyfriend called while the authorities
were talking to her, she said, please don't be mad with her. i'm like, but she knows better. >> reporter: now her grandmother speaking for the first time since the teen returned home a free woman. >> it's the biggest relief. i finally slept through the night and it's kind of hard to fall asleep when someone you love so much isn't sleeping. that they're uncomfortable. and i know she's a tough girl. but she had to be scared. >> reporter: and her family certainly relieved that she's back home safe. skylar couldn't help smiling. i asked her how she feels about being home, and we spoke with her about that day that certainly changed her life. one thing they made clear, skylar made the decision to breach quarantine and skylar needed to face the consequences. t.j. >> all right, janai, we'll be hearing from skylar mack exclusively in an exclusive interview tomorrow. coming up next, the holiday
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building a better bay area for a safe and secure future, this is abc7 news. >> and good morning i'm reggie aqui from abc7 mornings. today is martin luther king jr. today. and despite the pandemic, oakland is going to continue its longest-running celebration of the civil rights leaders life. the rally will be held virtually at 10:00 this morning. representative barbara lee, and former san francisco mayor willie brown, among others, are going to speak on mlk's legacy. let's check in now with meteorologist mike nicco. >> hi. thank you, reggie. hi, everybody. winds picked up especially in our hills and in the north bay valleys last night. 25 miles per hour in the east bay hills camera. if you're going to be outside, just be careful of those winds. also we've got rough surf with our beaches until 6:00 this evening. sneaker waves, long run-ups, rip
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. high alert. washington, did. -- washington, d.c. lockdown. barricades and security checkpoints sealing off parts of the city. 25,000 national guard troops expected to be in place by inauguration day. this as alarming new video emerges from the angry mob inside, storming the capitol. as we learn just how serious the threat was to vice president pence and speaker pelosi. also this morning, presidents trump isolated, inside the white house. on the verge of his second impeachment trial. planning his own sendoff. skipping the inauguration. as president-elect biden lays out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office. "gma" parenting alert. screen time for kids is soaring during the pandemic. what to know, how to deal and how to start creating new habits this morning.
♪ top dog. bourbon the whippet just crowned best in show. live with her owner, this morning. and tasha cobbs leonard is live starting off our week singing -- ♪ good morning, america ♪ ♪ oh, boy, perfect for today. good morning. we honor martin luther king jr. this morning. fourth and fifth graders telling us in their own words how mlk inspired them and what they want adults to know right now. >> yes, we'll be listening. >> we will be listening, part of this day every single year. >> i love that part of this day. that's true. >> we'll been listening. video you're seeing the memorial of mlk. this is the live look we need to show you instead.
the urgent efforts to tightening security is well under way. president-elect biden's inauguration is just 48 hours away. >> the threat is real. the national guard is out in force. armored vehicles in the streets. police are posted at state capitols all across the nation. the fbi warning of threats against capitol police. global affairs correspondent martha raddatz. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. 21 states have now called up the national guard, but here in washington, d.c., the guard is everywhere hoping to deter any planned attacks. this morning, the nation on high alert. the nation's capital near lockdown. barricades sealing off huge sections of the city. security checkpoints scattered throughout and armed national guard troops surrounding the capitol building. this weekend, thousands more guard troops arriving at joint base andrews, 25,000 expected to be in place by wednesday.
a military force five times larger than that in iraq and afghanistan as the threat to this city remains high. overnight, the secretary of the >> it's the unknown. we've also been vetting them through the fbi. we're continually going through the process and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation. >> reporter: commanders around problems and so far, leaders have said they've seen no evidence of internal threats. and now this disturbing new video shot by the new yorker magazine. >> millions of us out there and we're listening to trump, your boss. >> reporter: the angry mob storming the capitol, rifling through papers in the senate chamber and on the hunt for officials. >> where the [ bleep ] is nancy? >> reporter: a lone police officer urging them to leave the
chamber. jake angeli leaving an ominous note for vice president pence. >> only a matter of time. >> reporter: the rioters urging more violence. the national guard has been staging rehearsals but how disturbing they have to screen their own people for the possibility of insider attacks. robin. >> so true, martha. thank you. president-elect joe biden set to be sworn in as the 46th president. let's go to mary bruce. what to expect on inauguration day and in his first 100 days. good morning again, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, this is going to be an inauguration like we've simply never seen before. joe biden and kamala harris will be sworn in in front of an empty national mall. there will be no packed crowds, no big parade, and none of those fancy galas, and of course, there will be no involvement in there will be no involvement in the handoff from the outgoing
ipate. biden and harris will take the oath of office in an outdoor ceremony. then biden is eager to get to work. he's planning legislative items. biden wants to show that he's ready to jump-start his agenda. he's likely going to have to do all of this while congress is consumed with the senate trial of president trump. >> all right, mary, thank you. just want everybody to stay safe. george is going to anchor our complete coverage of the 59th inauguration. starting with a special edition of "gma," and then stay with us on abc news throughout that historic day on wednesday. we'll be here, we'll be streaming, we'll be here for you. >> inauguration like never before. >> never before. 59th, but so unique. coming up, a new study finding that screen time is soaring for children and teens during this pandemic.
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it covers you need. checking out the latest home workouts. that's tomorrow, but right now it is time for "pop news" with lara. good morning, lara. hope you had a good weekend. >> i sure did, robin. same to you all. great to see you. we'll begin today with justin timberlake's baby surprise. wow after keeping this secret for the full term of his wife's pregnancy this morning justin confirming they are, in fact, the proud parents of a baby boy. they're even revealing their son's name to ellen. take a look. >> i'll tell you his name. his name is phineas and he's awesome and he's so cute and nobody's sleeping. and -- but we're thrilled, you know, we're thrilled, and, you know, we couldn't be happier. very grateful. >> timberlake goes on to say that big brother 5-year-old
silas is also very happy with his new arrival. more work than one. basically now it's man-to-man coverage, but he's loving it. welcome to the world, phineas. so exciting to hear that news. and as we told you friday, betty white had a big birthday over the weekend. happy 99th to you, betty. we love you. and another acting legend hitting a milestone, younger man. james earl jones turned 90 on sunday. telling usa today that he celebrated with his favorite strawberry shortcake. he feels great physically and embraces getting older and wiser. he still loves to work and says he will continue to do so as long as he can, and he is still getting big roles, you guys. you'll see him next in "coming 2 america." opposite eddie murphy when it's released in march on amazon prime. and finally, this morning, we're getting our first look at lebron james and his new teammates on the big screen, hbo
max giving us a peek at space jam the new legacy, a clip reel highlighting all the movies coming to their platform this year, and lebron is also sharing shots on his instagram page writing in part, quote, i'm so excited about this project. cannot wait for you guys to see it. it appears that lebron will be taking on the role that michael jordan made famous in the first movie back in 1996. when jordan was recruited by bugs and the gang to defeat some aliens in a not so friendly gang. lebron did more than just act in the upcoming sequel, but he was a producer. "space jam: the na new legacy" theaters in 2021, and is streaming this year. >> it looks great. all right, lara, thank you. now on our "gma" cover story, a parenting alert about soaring screen time for children and teens during this pandemic. it's a story we first saw in "the new york times."
becky worley is back with what parents can do. good morning again, becky. >> reporter: good morning, robin. screen time has gone through the roof. and parents are asking that very question -- what can we do? like many kids, 14-year-old james of boulder, colorado, used to have an active schedule of basketball, piano and biking is now all-in on his devices. >> i started my xbox way more and turned to my phone to communicate with my friends. >> reporter: but kids hit a breaking point when his dad realized how much time was being spent just playing one device. >> it was when i saw one week, it was literally 40 hours. it hit me that this is like a full-time job. >> didn't feel like 40 hours, playing with my friends the whole time. we're talking. >> reporter: so limits were placed. that spike in use not unique. the screen time monitoring
application releasing usage has doubled since a year ago. one example, youtube, now averaging 97 minutes a day per user, double the viewing time from 2019, and a game, roblox, now reporting over 31 million players, explosive growth, up 82% since last year. they're rethinking what they can do in this difficult time. all steps toward a time when normal life resumes. earlier in the pandemic, i repeatedly urged parents not to be unduly concerned about their kids' use of screens, but we've now reached a point where it's almost a year. start now to reintroduce some level of guardrails around children's media use. >> reporter: you should know, controls for iphones and android phones have gotten much better and easier to use. two things, you can set up a bedtime when your child's devices will stop connecting to
the internet and the very least put a filter. that way sexually explicit and violent material is removed from their viewing, robin. it's tough. >> good tips. thank you as always, becky. we're joined now by parenting expert rachel simmons. going to impart some more knowledge on us right now. always good to see you, rachel. so what are the signs that parents should look out for that, my kid heading down the wrong path here? >> i mean, i don't know a single family that's not struggling with this challenge right now. including my own, but when it's becoming a problem, the symptoms look like this. not engaging in other activities, all they want to do is the screen. they're having trouble sleeping because they're thinking about getting back online. or because they're playing through the night. they're not connecting with others. they think that being online with friends is the best way to connect, and when you take the tech away, this is really important, they get so irritable. you see a side of them you're not used to seeing.
>> i'm sure a lot of people are nodding along, and seeing this in their own kids. so let me ask you this. we're in the mitddst of a pandemic. how can parents avoid this becoming a long-term issue? >> right, so let's be realistic about this, one thing you can do is make a list with your child of things that they can do when they're not on screen. post that list publicly, point them to it as much as you can. can you spend a little bit of time doing something that's not on a screen? reward them if they do it, and try to stay consistent. right, if you're not consistent they'll come in for the kill and try to take advantage. stay consistent and focus on educational media. maybe there's a diy video they can watch. maybe there's a word game they can play. watch a documentary. >> rachel, it seems like this might be a bit harder if your child is older or if you're dealing with a teen and managing all this. >> for sure, don't try to micromanage your teen out of
social media. so a couple of things with teens. talk to them frankly about the research. too much social media and technology means damaged mental health potentially, limited focus on your school work, a lot of distraction. talk to them realistically about what it is focus on healthy eating, being able to exercise, good sleep, mask time at distance with friends, helping out around the house, if they can check those boxes it's okay to give them screen time. we're focusing on balance. we're not trying to take it away forever. >> rachel, thanks so much. >> thanks, robin. >> maybe use that time to write a speech. >> maybe we turn now to the speeches the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. fourth and fifth graders
presented powerful, original speeches as part of the mlk oratory competition and the theme this year, how do you think dr. king's teachings can help us today? >> reporter: nearly 60 years ago with the u.s. capitol building looming in the distance, dr. ma martin luther king jr. addressed a then-broken america. still lingering today. >> we must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence. a gain, not a gain. we must rise to majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. >> reporter: those words inspiring the history makers of tomorrow. >> if i could dream like dr. king, i would dream that no one will be afraid when they look at me. >> you shouldn't judge people by how they look on the outside. you should get to know people first, then judge them by how
they treat you and others. >> if he found out what was happening today, he would say, my work is not done. >> adults, you do know we see you, right? we see the name-calling, the fighting, the social media bullying. grown-ups climbing over walls to steal votes just because your friend lost. >> it has become more dangerous over the years. this type of behavior is unacceptable. >> you guys tell us to play nice, hug it out and breathe. america, you need to stop all this fighting and take a deep breath. >> dr. king said it best, if we don't learn to live together, as friends, we die as fools. >> if our parents cannot help us, it's up to my generation. >> hate can't drive out hate. only love can do that. >> when the world does not have
an example of love, we must be that example. >> let there be peace and equality on earth, and let it begin with us. >> she makes a good point. they're watching us. we're teaching them some bad habits. >> like, walk it off, hug it out, breathe. they made some great points as always. always look forward to this. >> always love it. >> thanks to those kids. good morning once again to ginger. >> good morning, t.j. agree with robin. take a deep breath, that one, okay, yes. she's onto something there. how about i give you a deep breath unless you were surfing on them, but up to 50-foot waves the biggest swells in hawaii in years. obviously they were enjoying them there. that's oahu, but then you go to vt vermont, and it was 1 to 2 feet of snow. sugarbush, vermont, coming in with the update in the powell. that's got to be nice because
we're not getting any farther south. that's for sure. and a quick look, there are lake-effect snow warnings that includes jamestown, new york, good morning, i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. it's all about the warmth, the aind today. and the winds are going to increase tonight, get even faster. and the warmth is going to go away, and so will the dangerous waves. and eventually a chance of rain friday, and a much cooler weekend on the way. every single reporting station except for santa cruz today with record high temperatures in the mid- to possibly some upper 70s. mild again tonight, upper 40s to it's time to meet bourbon, o just crowned best in show at th other dogs. she joins us with owner cheslie smithey. hey, bourbon. she looks kind of chill this morning. >> she is.
>> what's her secret? >> >> well, there's really no secret. she's a natural. she loves to show. she had a lot of preparation before this show. she showed for about two years prior, and, you know, we're lucky with the whippets, they just need a quick bath and they're ready to go. >> she knows she's going to show, she gets keyed up. >> yeah, she gets a little nervous, but probably not asner vows as m -- as nervous as me. we have a great rapport, and she always gives me 100%. >> she comes from quite a family. her sibling whiskey was best in show. my notes here tell me that bourbon can be a bit of a diva. >> yes, she's the diva of the family. her brother is a little more of man's best friend. we have to kind of cater to her. >> how does that express herself? her diva-ness? >> she likes to sleep in bed.
you know, she's just a diva. she's awesome. >> does she always lay in like this the morning after a big competition? just relax. >> oh, yeah. this morning, i think it was a little early for her. >> what's her reward after a win? >> oh, she doesn't know if she wins or loses.t her as good as we can regardless. >> i hear she may have puppies this year. >> yes, we're very excited. we find out in just a couple of weeks if she's going to be a mom this spring. so, whippets can have up to ten puppies. she might be a very busy girl. >> then she needs a little reward from us right now. we have a gift basket, filled with toys and food, including her favorite french fries? >> yes. thank you. awesome. thank you so much. >> congratulations to you, congratulations to bourbon.
welcome back to "gma." live from times square as you just heard there. with the countdown to super bowl lv in tampa, we here at the "gma" we have teamed one super bowl to announce the kid correspondent. lot of kids, they apply. they want to be that one lucky football fan to get vip access to the super bowl. this year, festivities will be virtual due to the pandemic, but still, 10-year-old amaya brannon wanted to apply. she's a finalist. she'll be here with us live in just a moment. we'll reveal some news to her. but first, let's take a look at her story. >> hi, my name is amaya. >> reporter: meet 10-year-old
amaya brannon from florida. >> i play midfield. >> reporter: this pint-sized soccer star and jujitsu master er entered nfl's play 60 super bowl contest, pledging to eat healthy and move "60 minutes" every day even during the pandemic. >> bad weather doesn't stop me from staying active. >> reporter: a buccaneers fan, in her own backyard of tampa bay. >> i encourage all kids to find things that make them happy. we can all find fun ways to be active, whether just playing outside with friends, or stuck inside on a rainy day. >> reporter: this superkid is in for a big surprise and about to score the hottest ticket in town. let's bring in the 10-year-old midfielder, shall we, amaya brannon. there she is. amaya, good morning. how are you doing? >> good. good morning. >> okay, tell us why -- why you
applied in the first place, had this competition, wanted to be engaged with the nfl and a chance to be our kid correspondent, but why did you want to do it in the first place? >> i wanted to do it because it's like a once in a lifetime thing and it would be so great to be there, like, just thinking about it makes me so excited and yeah. >> what is it about, you know, we saw your video there, and you seem really active. you seem into getting other kids active. why is that important to you, to be an ambassador for that message? >> because, for example, if you eat candy a lot, it won't be healthy for you and i just like to motivate people, if you're healthy and active you can achieve great goals in life. >> well, i should be talking to you. i have a gummy bear issue actually, amaya. you're here as one of our finalists, but you're no longer
a finalist. you're our kid correspondent that's the news to give you. you're it. there it is. i see the smile. put into words after being named our kid correspondent for super bowl. >> i feel like there's so much emotions in me, i can't explain. i feel happy. i feel excited. i feel overwhelmed. just so much words. >> well, there's somebody else who is excited and overwhelmed for you as well. he's a big star for your hometown team, mr. rob gronkowski. he has a message for you. >> hello, amaya. it's rob gronkowski here. i heard a lot about you. i have to say, you are awesome. i want to congratulate you on being this year's nfl play 60 superkid. i love that you eat healthy,
stay active, encourage everyone else to be healthy, too, congratulations on being super. you're heading to super bowl lv here in tampa. enjoy it. keep up the great work. go bucs! >> all right, amaya i hope you enjoyed that. >> thank you. >> we'll see you plenty. enjoy the time in tampa. i'll see you there, all right? >> all right. >> speechless. >> thank you, and of course, this year will be a little different with the pandemic. lot of activities will be virtual because of safety. tune in for that. coming up, dan abrams is bringing us some inside looks at a courtroom drama like you have never seen before. and gospel music superstar tasha cobbs leonard is joining
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> welcome back to our we want to welcome back our chief legal analyst dan abrams. he is also the host of "court cam" on a&e. third season and going strong. what do you think about shows like this that have so many people gripped? >> i think people have always been fascinated by courtroom drama. every courtroom was built with a gallery so people can come and watch. but, look, we're definitely taking the most amazing moments,
the most shocking, the most heartwarming, the most inspiring moments and putting context around it and then very often talking to the people involved and i think that's just inherently fascinating stuff. >> one of those heartwarming moments from a courtroom in texas. let's take a look. >> this is it. >> reporter: one year later, surrounded by family and friends and decked out in matching suits -- >> congratulations. >> reporter: whitfield and armani officially became father and son. amani chose to make other lives better. as a result, his life became better than ever. >> love you too, dad. >> that is a beautiful moment. what's the back >> so, armani was an orphan and he was given an opportunity
through one of these programs for a day do whatever you want. do something fun. kids pick entertainment or getting to do fun things. instead what he picked, he picked to be able to go and bring food to homeless people. as a result of that, he met what would become his would-be father, who was also part of the program and he said, wait a second, this kid is sitting here and he can do anything today and the thing he's choosing to do is to go and go buy food and bring it to homeless people. they got to know each other and in the end he adopted him. what we showed in that moment was the moment in court where they go and they officially become father and son. i interviewed them afterwards and it was, literally as i watched the whole thing together, it's hard not to tear up watching that moment. >> that's an amazing story. some shocking stories, too? >> oh, yeah. there are moments where
defendants are lashing out, judges yelling at people and sometimes getting in trouble for it, and then there are times where, you know, inside the gallery, people forget sometimes, for example, in a murder trial or an assault trial, the family members of the victim and the defendant will be sitting very close to each other, and in many of these cases of course, the defendant's family believes that the person is innocent, and the victim's family as you can imagine, is heartbroken and furious, and that can lead to incidents as well inside the courtroom where there can be a fight. we try to balance it out between the kind of wild and shocking moments and the inspiring ones and even the ones where you see forgiveness, a mother of a murder victim talking about how she's going to stay involved with the defendant's life because she wants to make sure that he can turn his life around. so there's a whole sort of human moment you see inside these courtrooms, and sometimes you ask yourself, what would i have done if i was in that situation?
>> so many virtual courtrooms during the pandemic. how does that change things. >> well, there are zoom fails. there are moments when people forget oh, you know, i'm on. wait. you heard me say that? what? then a lawyer, one incident a lawyer said something about another lawyer that's totally insulting and he didn't realize his volume was up. so when you are having these sorts of proceedings on zoom, it does create the same sort of situations that all of us have when we're using zoom in the workplace and you say, oh. wait. did i just do that? now imagine you've got everything at stake with a courtroom proceeding either civil or criminal, and it certainly raises the stakes. >> you can see it all on "court cam." it's on wednesdays at 9:00 on a&e. thank you, dan. let's go to ginger. >> george, you know the question i keep getting from people all across our nation -- where's winter? they want to know.
well, look, i know europe's been getting a lot of it u versailles, france, some snow in paris. so minneapolis, at least it's been kind of cold. cold enough to freeze minneha as it usually does. some beautiful winter images there. the arctic air is pouring in. mid to late january so it's about time. good morning. your day planner for this martin luther king jr. holiday record warmth, dangerous winds, and dangerous waves. temperatures will hit the mid-even a few upper 70s possible this afternoon. now i'm so proud to bring some news on a project close to my heart. my production company teamed up again with lifetime to bring viewers the story of legendary gospel singer mahalia jackson, starring the amazing danielle brooks.
this morning, a first look of the trailer of the movie. it has an extra special meaning on this martin luther king day. >> a lot of people don't know that there would not be the famous "i have a dream" speech without mahalia jackson. she shouted out -- >> tell them about the dream. >> mahalia jackson was the voice for the people. her music moved people. it did something. it changed people's hearts. >> that's too much. >> you have to have to remember mahalia jackson. >> robin roberts presents "mahalia." only on lifetime. >> danielle brooks, and it's her song. it's her voice, but mahalia
jackson, we wanted to share this with you today because of mlk day. he was giving that speech at the memorial, talking about some issues and that, it wasn't maybe going as well as -- i shouldn't say as well -- it was mahalia jackth authe dream, martin. then he went into his i have a dream because she had heard him say that before in a speech. she knew it would wake up the audience. that's his part of this. >> mahalia. congratulations. >> that's wonderful. >> a little sneak peek today. lara. that's great, robin. looking guard to that. -- forward to that. right now though, we are going to talk about the added stress that many of us feel in this new normal working from home, helping kids with remote
learning, all of that stuff, and this segment is sponsored by tele-doc. many moms are finding that tele-medicine has made a lot easier caring for your family's health. a mom of three kids, jack, logan and sydney. she and her husband are making the best of pandemic life at home, juggling their children's alternate remote learning schedule and concern about somebody getting sick. >> the virus is always one step closer to your life, especially since numbers have skyrocketed. it's become a much greater fear. >> reporter: now almost a year into her new normal the stress is reaching an all-time high, as she like many moms, try to balance work and family. >> i have always been a stay-at-home mom, but i also work from home. i could be on a zoom meeting and all of a walks into the office to tell me something it's very disruptive to my daily routine. >> reporter: moms are
three-times more likely than dad to take on a majority of the responsibilities. house work, child care and virtual learning in 2020, and as moms look for help, our sponsor, a virtual healthcare provider, is working to cut down on tension through tele-medicine. >> the moms that i treat have to stop and remind themselves that if they're not taking care of themselves, they're not going to be any good to anyone else. >> reporter: moms also need to let go of being perfect. make time for regular physical activity. stick to a structured family routine. >> stick out your tongue. >> reporter: dr. dudley says using telemedicine can help moms reduce their covid-related stress. >> we did tele-health calls at the very beginning. we were able to discuss, do you feel any symptoms? >> reporter: it's covered by most insurances. >> you can see a general medical doctor. you can see a mental health
provider. dermatologist. there are pediatric providers. they don't have to worry about leaving work early and it affords them a lot of flexibility for them and their entire family. >> reporter: thanks to our sponsor teladoc, and remember, check in with your doctor to find out if telemedicine is right for you. coming up, tasha cobbs leonard brings us a special performance. "good morning america" will be right back. ♪
cannot wait to hear you sing. but i have to ask you this, it's always great to be in your presence. gospel music, we're going through so much right now as you know in this country. how can gospel be used as a tool to help heal? >> well, gospel defines is good news. you can look around and find bad news anywhere right now but one of the things that i love about gospel music and the gospel, it brings good music, brings inspiration so no matter what you're going through or what you're facing, something that you can find in gospel music to inspire you and encourage you. that's what i love about gospel. >> that's what you're going to do for us right now, my friend. bless you and thank you. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. now from her album, "royalty," here's tasha cobbs leonard performing "in spite of me." >> i just want to encourage you
that god loves you in spite of you. listen ♪ i don't cross every t, i don't dot every i ♪ ♪ i've got more flaws and i setim i ge upay too quk ♪ ♪ and then i get tired of trying to run away from who i am to who i want to be ♪ ♪ i can be up then i'm down ♪ ♪ but beyond my mistakes just one thing will never change ♪ ♪ you still love me in spite of me ♪ ♪ you still chose me ♪ ♪ how can it be ♪ ♪ every scar every flaw you see, you see it all ♪ ♪ you still love me ♪
♪ ♪ let me hear you say yeah ♪ ♪ love so relentless ♪ ♪ you got me singing hallelujah ♪ ♪ in spite of me ♪ ♪ you still chose me ♪ ♪ how can it be ♪ ♪ every scar, every flaw you see it all ♪ ♪ you still love me, love me ♪ ♪ it's hard to believe that you have a choice and daily you choose me ♪ ♪ it's a hard to believe that you have a choice and daily you still choose me ♪
♪ you never gave up on me ♪ ♪ never gave up on me ♪ ♪ never gave up on me ♪ ♪ nev ge up outill love ♪ ♪ in spite of me ♪ ♪ you still chose me ♪ ♪ how can it be ♪ ♪ every scar, every flaw, you see it all ♪ ♪ you still love me ♪ ♪ love me ♪ ♪ in spite of me ♪ ♪ in spite of me ♪ ♪ oh, in spite of me ♪ ♪ oh, in spite of me ♪ ♪ you still love if there's anything that this year has taught us, it's the things that matter: family. health. that's it. we found help at covered california. now we have a plan we can afford.
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