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good morning, america. deadly atlanta rampage. newly obtained surveillance video shows the gunman entering one of the spas opening fire in that shooting spree that left eight dead. six of them asian. police say they are not ruling out a hate crime as we learn new details about the victims while the asian-american community demands action. president biden set to head to atlanta later today. 100 million shot milestone. the u.s. set to hit president biden's goal six weeks ahead of schedule as the president urges americans to stay vigilant. >> we need millions more to be vaccinated. >> and dr. fauci warns another surge could happen as parents wait for that possible game changer on schools from the cdc this morning. ramping up the search. the fbi releases disturbing new
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video from the capitol siege. showing some of the most violent assaults on police officers. authorities asking for the public's help in tracking down ten of the most violent suspects. severe storms on the move. after at least 32 reported tornadoes tear through eight states across the south, this morning, we're tracking the latest on the new cross-country storms slamming the weekend. cuomo in crisis. overnight ronan farrow with the first interview from the new york governor's first accuser, lindsey boylan raising new harassment allegations from a meeting at the governor's mansion and detailing a toxic workplace and efforts to retaliate against her. ronan farrow joining us live exclusively on "gma." peloton's urgent warning after a tragic accident. a child dies, the alert for parents and what the company is saying this morning. battles at the big dance. >> ucla, a comeback win. >> march madness gearing up to
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officially tip off but the ncaa catching some major heat for the men's versus women's training areas. some players weighing in on the disrespect. and sharing his fortune. the "wheel" winner who raked in $145,000. this morning why he's not rolling in the cash. he's joining us live telling us why he isn't keeping a penny of it, who he's pledging his sky high prize to instead only on "gma" this morning. and good morning, america. we hope you are doing well this friday morning. we have a lot of big stories to get to including those new guidelines expected from the cdc. they could be a game changer for so many parents. speed up getting kids back to school and this all comes as the
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nation is about to surpass president biden's goal of 100 million vaccine shots in 100 days way ahead of schedule. >> six weeks ahead of schedule. the president is heading to atlanta today after the deadly shooting there. authorities saying hate crime charges are not off the table. the president will be speaking with asian-american community leaders while on the ground there. there are new developments in the investigation into that shooting spree in atlanta. abc news obtaining surveillance video from one of the spas and our own steve osunsami has been on the story from the very beginning and he is in atlanta this morning with the latest. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. investigators now believe that the gun that was used at this location across the street at this spa right here, and another one north of the city was bought on the same day as the killings. police are sharing these new surveillance images from outside the first shooting location in the atlanta suburbs, the man police have charged with murdering eight people, six of
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them asian women, is seen getting in and out of his car. at this same crime scene people came to mourn the dead thursday night. the sheriff here whose office has taken complaints for their handling of the case came to meet with mourners. >> we are committed to providing a safe community and getting a solid conviction on this. you have my promise. >> reporter: 21-year-old robert aaron long is being held by police in the north atlanta suburbs. investigators agree that long had a sex addiction and targeted the 24-hour spas where he was a regular. it's not clear if he was a client of any of the women he's accused of killing. the heartbreak is deep and painful. emily tan was the owner of young's asian massage parlor, one of the first to die. it was her 50th birthday on thursday and she did not live to see it. >> i can't put any reasoning behind why somebody would want to do something so horrific to such nice people.
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>> reporter: police in the suburbs are having to explain the words of one of their own. cherokee county's captain baker is no longer allowed to lead briefings on this case after he said this about the accused murderer. >> he understood the gravity of it, and he was pretty much fed up, and he had been at the end of his rope, and yesterday was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did. >> reporter: he was trying to explain what the accused gunman told police who were holding him. in a statement, the sheriff of the county apologized, saying, these words were not intended to disrespect any of the victims. but it wasn't long before the captain's new critics found this old facebook post that swims with the same racist tropes tied to the increase in attacks against asian-americans. it read, place your order while they last above a picture of t-shirts that say covid-19, imported virus from china, and the same has a brother adopted
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from asia, and county. the president and the vice president are coming to georgia today. they will meet at the statehouse and they will have plenty to say about these killings, cecilia. >> an important conversation that needs to han there. -- happen there. thank you. we turn to the coronavirus emergency. the white house saying it expects to meet president biden's goal of 100 million vaccine shots today. that is six weeks as we were saying ahead of schedule. this as parents are waiting for that possible game changer from the cdc this morning reducing recommended social distancing guidelines from six feet to three feet in schools. whit johnson is joining us from a school in new york. good morning, whit. >> reporter: cecilia, good morning to you. the cdc's new updated guidance on schools could have huge implications. many school districts were already making plans to re-open with six feet of social
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distance, now with the prospect of cutting that in half. many teachers, parents and teachers unions are eager to learn more about what that means for safety. this morning, the cdc's new recommendations on schools could come as soon as today. expected to drop the social distance from six feet to three for students sitting inside the classroom as long as masks are worn. the cdc expected to cite new research suggesting the shorter distance did not impact infection rates with other protection measures in place. >> it will just be additional guidance which a lot of schools are looking for from health and medical experts on how to safely re-open schools. >> reporter: the updated guidance could allow schools with limited space to re-open sooner, but will likely spark renewed debate on classroom safety. this as president biden announced his goal of 100 million vaccine doses in the first 100 days will be accomplished today, 42 days early, but he warns, everyone must stay vigilant. >> in the last week we've seen increases in the number of cases
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in several states while millions of people are vaccinated, we need millions more to be vaccinated. >> reporter: the president pointing to reinstated lockdowns in europe. >> please, please don't let what happened in europe happen here. >> reporter: here in the u.s. 15 states are seeing at least a 10% case average in the last week. 18 other states have plateaued. dr. anthony fauci warning of a possible fourth wave. >> if we pull back prematurely, we may trigger another surge and that would really set us back. >> reporter: the race to vaccinate growing more critical. 15 states planning to expand eligibility to anyone 16 and older. and back to the issue of re-opening schools, it's been a top priority for the biden administration. but that six feet of space has been a real barrier for many school districts across the country. george. >> it sure has. okay, whit, thanks very much. let's bring in dr. richard besser, former acting director of the cdc. rich, thanks for joining us
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again this morning. let's start with those new cdc guidelines. these could be a huge game changer for parents as we said. explain what's behind the decision. >> yeah, so, george, this is important information and it shows the way science works. in massachusetts school districts varied whether they required six feet versus three feet in distance between children and so they did a study to look and see was there any difference in the number of children or staff that got infected or change in the community and they found that as long as the other measures were in place, so wearing masks, making sure there were staff who could screen people there was absolutely no difference in the number of children who got infected, staff who got infected or anything in the community. so that could lead the cdc very soon to change their guidance. >> we're seeing these changes ramping up of the vaccines as well, rich. now 2.5 million a day. there had been some concerns across europe about this oxford astrazeneca vaccine but now you see more european countries saying, no, it is okay and the united states is going to be
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transferring those vaccines to mexico and canada. explain what's going on here. should we be concerned about this vaccine or not? >> yeah, i don't think there's anything that i've seen that raises concerns. whenever you're giving a vaccine to millions of people, the regular health problems that occur whether they're heart attacks or strkes or blood clots, you have to look and make sure they're not related to the vaccine and what they fund was there was no increase in the number of people or the rate of those complications. and given that the astrazeneca vaccine has not yet been approved in the united states, the studies are ongoing it's a great opportunity for us to share that vaccine with mexico and canada. >> finally, rich, in an op-ed in "the hill" you praised the american rescue plan act but wrote congress should make many of these temporary measures permanent. talk a little more about this. >> yeah, so the projections are that this act could reduce childhood poverty by 50% and poverty overall by 30% and will
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do a -- go a long way to reduce hunger in children and increase the food benefits for low income families but these are going to expire within a year or two years for some and so it would be wonderful to see congress move in, see which of these changes are really making a difference in people's lives and make them permanent through legislation. >> rich besser, thanks very much for your time this morning. michael. we turn to that urgent plea from the fbi releasing new graphic video of the capitol riot asking for the public's help in identifying ten suspects seen brutally attacking police officers. our congressional correspondent rachel scott has the very latest. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: michael, good morning. the fbi says what you are about to see shows some of the most egregious attacks on police officers and they say they need the public's help in tracking down the suspects who are responsible. this morning, the fbi is ramping up the search for the suspects that carried out some of the most brutal attacks on police officers. releasing disturbing and graphic
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new video from the capitol riot. suspects armed with stick, poles, even axe handle, one rioter seen beating an officer over the head. another spraying a fire extinguisher on a crowd below. this suspect taking what authorities describe as an electric prod used to herd cattle to attack police. you can hear the crackling, the jolts of electricity. and this video, a suspect tearing off officer daniel hodges' gas mask. as he's crushed by rioters. he told abc news he didn't think he would make it out alive. >> i thought this could be the end or i could not get out of this with completely intact. >> reporter: the fbi still searching for 100 more people involved in the capitol insurrection, but they say these ten are some of the most violent suspects at large, and they need the public's help to bring them
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to justice. the fbi says they know it can be difficult to turn in a family or friend or even a co-worker, their message to the public, it's the right thing to do, in fact, thanks to tips from the public they've been able to charge more than 30 people so p >> what an investigation, okay, rachel, thanks very much. we move now to the escalating tensions between the u.s. and russia. vladimir putin now firing back after those sharp words from president biden. in my exclusive interview er -- earlier this week. so you know vladimir putin, you think he is a killer? >> uh-huh, i do. >> so what price must he pay? >> the price he's going to pay, well, you'll see shortly. >> as we said putin is firing back. let's get the latest from mary bruce, good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. russia this morning is furious and fighting back. even recalling their ambassador to the u.s. while russian president putin is now taunting insults.t biden with school yar- asked about your interview and biden's comments, the russian president responded dryly, quote, i would say to him, be well, i wish him good health adding, i say that without irony, without any jokes.
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then going on to suggest biden is the real killer here, and this morning putin is again challenging biden to talk one-on-one live. i asked the white house about this. the press secretary almost laughing it off. extremely unlikely to be is - accepted and while it's clear that putin is trying to needle president biden here, the white house says the president has no regrets about labeling putin a killer. george. >> yeah, mary, offered to moderate that debate but i'm not holding my breath. >> reporter: i wouldn't hold your breath on that one. >> thanks very much. cecilia. we turn to the aftermath of that major storm system sweeping across the south. at least 32 reported tornadoes touching down from oklahoma to florida. rob marciano has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, severe storms sweeping through the southeast and mid-atlantic. ickel-sized hail crashing down in west virginia and in north carolina, a monstrous thunderstorm moving southeast producing a rain ramped tornado
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taking down trees and utility poles, the same storm responsible for the intense winds in burlington, flipping this school bus on its side. in south carolina, ominous clouds looming over ft. mill as tornado sirens blare and heavy rain comes down. resulting in severe flooding in charleston. this as central alabama tries to recover from the st. patrick's day tornado outbreak. >> when you lose everything that you worked so hard for, oh, my heart hurts for these people. >> reporter: the national weather service confirming an ef-2 tornado with winds reaching 130 miles per hour touching down in chilton county, alabama. still rainy and windy here in raleigh, north carolina. the severe weather threat is done. nearly three dozen reported tornadoes in three days across eight states, no fatalities or serious injuries. i will take that. ginger will have more with this
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weather in just a bit, michael. >> no fatality, rob, no injury, we'll all take that. thanks so much. we turn to march madness set to officially tip off tonight and last night in the first four, a big win for my alma mater texas southern, go, tigers. t.j. holmes is here with more on the big dance. i think everyone is excited anticipating a lot of fun with this tournament but this morning there's something else catching the attention, not the basketball games, it's the men's versus women's locker rooms. >> let's show what everybody is talking about. put that picture up for me, guys. side by side. up top, that is the men's weight room for the men in the bubble in indianapolis, the bottom, you see, that's the women's weight room for the bubble they have in san antonio. they have six dumbbells and yoga mats, the fellas have a planet fitness. people pointed this out. the stanford coach pointed this out and then everybody caught wind of it. steph curry got involved.
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a lot of big name players so the ncaa had to respond and say why equity issue and they say they're trying to fix it but there is a space problem. as soon as they said that people started posting the empty space available so the ncaa says they're trying to address it but this is not a way to start with this type of controversy in a year where equity and equality was so talked about. >> most have more than that in their own homes and the bottom line is i don't think they would address it unless it was pointed out and have the space. the big games start tonight. >> all day long, 12:15 the tip. won't stop until midnight but those first play-in games were last night. we saw four games last night, the play-ins, two were decided by a point and on a final shot. one went into overtime. you had two hbcus win last night. the first time in ncaa history that two hbcus won a game in the same tournament and one of them, the texas southern fighting strahans won last night. [ laughter ] congratulations. you get michigan. >> we get michigan, number one seed, hey, like i said, why not us?
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>> why not. >> we beat the undefeated patriots, the tigers can beat michigan. anything can happen. >> how are you going to do "gma3"? >> i got it worked out. following a lot of headlines this morning including the first woman to accuse governor andrew cuomo of harassment speaking out in her first interview with ronan farrow. he joins us live in a minute. peloton's warning after a tragic accident but first let's head over to ginger. you know that last week and the storm in colorado dented the drought. new one will bring more snow. they went from 58% extreme drought down into the 30s. now it's going to cause more severe weather next week which we'll track. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the weekend forecasts and that is sponsored by state farm.
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good morning i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike niko. a few random showers this morning and increasing sunshine this afternoon. still cooler than average. partly cloudy watch out for frost in our deepest valleys and more fog tomorrow morning but increasing sunshine and warmth for this spring weekend. temperatures today mid 50s along the coast upper 50s to low 0eu6rs along the bay and inland. tonight mid 30s to 40s. my accu weather seven we're just getting started on this friday morning. stay right there. we'll be right back.
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ikea. good morning on this friday we have slapy conditions out there. random showers continue to fall and a little bit of fog to contend with also. both of those fade away. look for more sunshine this afternoon and what we're going to see temperatures a little bit below average. in fact we're going to have temperatures that fall back into the 50s even the 40s if you are thinking about doing out door dining tonight. spring starts tomorrow. feels like it next week. look at those 70s. >> thank you mike.
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♪ i'll send an sos to the world ♪ ♪ i'll send an sos to the world ♪ ♪ i hope that someone gets my ♪ ♪ i hope that someone gets my ♪ it doesn't get any better than that. welcome back to "gma." we are kicking off this half hour with a little flashback friday from sting. he's going to be joining us live this morning in our next half hour. he's got a very special performance for us, looking forward to that. we are. we are following a lot of headlines as well including the latest on that deadly atlanta six of the victims asian.ead, - we have newly obtained surveillance video showing the gunman entering there. president biden is set to head to atlanta with the vice president later today. right now the president's goal of 100 million vaccine shots in 100 days is set to
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be broken after only 58 days, and a cdc recommendation of reducing social distance from six feet to three feet. michael. now to new developments overnight in the sexual harassment allegations against new york governor andrew cuomo. "the new yorker" publishing an in-depth interview with first accuser lindsey boylan. she spoke with ronan farrow who we're going to talk to exclusively in just a moment but first eva pilgrim has the explosive new details. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, michael. lindsey boylan was the first accuser to come forward in a new interview. she details a culture of harassment, bullying and intimidation inside the governor's office. overnight, governor cuomo accuser lindsey boylan speaking out in her first interview with "the new yorker's" ronan farrow. the former aide detailing a new claim of harassment against the governor that she says happened in 2018. she says she was walking with cuomo after a meeting at the governor's mansion when his dog jumped on her.
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cuomo then, quote, joked that if he were a dog, he would try to mount her as well. boylan adding, i remember being grossed out, but also adding, what a dumb third grade thing to say. a spokesperson for cuomo declined to comment to the magazine on this claim but reiterated cuomo's denial that he behaved inappropriately with boylan. the article also details newly reported plans by cuomo advisers to discredit boylan. reportedly leaking boylan's personnel records and releasing a letter attacking her credibility allegedly planning to use the press to turn the tables on her and accuse her of bullying female colleagues including black women. boylan saying, my life was for a period destroyed. >> i never harassed anyone. i never abused anyone. i never assaulted anyone. now, and i never would, right? >> reporter: the governor has repeatedly denied allegations of inappropriate behavior from seven women but admits he may have made people feel
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uncomfortable. >> i acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. it was unintentional and i truly and deeply apologize for it. >> reporter: but overnight one of those accusers, former policy and operations aide ana liss speaking out in a new interview. >> i don't think the average person in new york state would like to know that their governor is an absolute monster. >> reporter: he's also facing two investigations from lawmakers and the state's attorney general. with president biden telling george earlier this week if the investigations show wrongdoing the governor should step aside. >> that's what i think happens and by the way it may very well be there could be a criminal prosecution that is attached to it. >> reporter: and there have been repeated calls for the governor to resign. at this point he says he has no plans to do that, instead saying he's going to let the
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investigations take its course. cecilia. >> okay, eva, thanks so much. ronan farrow is joining us now. ronan, good morning to you. thank you so much for being here. this is lindsey's first detailed interview. why is she speaking out now? >> good morning, cecilia. always a pleasure to be here. lindsey boylan's claim has been so central to how the story has unfolded. other accusers of governor cuomo said that she catalyzed them to come forward. lindsey boylan herself is still a major focus of these multiple probes that are now ongoing but she hadn't previously talked in detail to a journalist. these claims hadn't been scrutinized. i think that this has been an for her in a whole lot of ways.- she talks very openly about it being traumatic to talk about this stuff but i think in the end she was persuaded that journalistic scrutiny would add something of substance to the conversation and i think that's the case. i think there is additional evidence here that's being reported that helps to provide
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context for what is being claimed about governor cuomo. >> we heard in eva's piece just a few minutes ago there that the allegation for the first time that she's raising this comment about the dog in the governor's mansion, you write that she seemed -- he seemed to pay an unusual amount of attention to her. that's what she's saying, this wasn't just one incident so was there a pattern that you found in your reporting? >> i think this is a pivotal part of understanding lindsey boylan's story. she has talked in a very direct way about her experience of these events, but previously we haven't understood whether it fits into a broader context of what appears to be harassment. as you say, a pattern and the evidence does suggest that at the very least, lindsey boylan authentically believed she was being harassed going back to 2016. we unearthed emails, texts, and
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the intern internal communications in the governor's office that talked about her looks, and alluded toen elevated level of interest from the governor. and also private communications with her mother, with friends where she seemed to be fearful of the governor and as you say there are some new specific allegations that she raised but i think one of the most important things here is to understand that each of those individual incidents comes against a backdrop of what she really did perceive to be serial harassment. >> you also raised important questions about what sounds like there was an organized campaign to discredit lindsey's claims and reputation, frankly, by aides that are very high level and close to the governor. what did they do? >> i think this is one of the most significant revelations here. this matches more emerging data and multiple stories that show a pattern of the governor weaponizing any available information through his aides and through intermediaries in new york politics and then getting those claims into the press. in lindsey boylan's case her personnel files had various
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unflattering claims about her, and there were charges she bullied colleagues, charges there may have been a racial dimension to that. she acknowledges that there was a period of confrontational encounters in that office. a lot of people in that office said that that was borne of a broader culture in which there was a lot of bullying back and forth and thorough analysis of that, but we also go inside the room in this reporting when cuomo aides were planning how exactly to discredit lindsey boylan, starting from the moment that she tweeted and ending up with that very day, multiple stories appearing that covered not just her allegations, cecilia, but also in a very prominent way, these claims that she had allegations of her own in this office. so it really tilted the story early on and we report multiple incidents that suggest there was a pattern of that kind of planting of stories in the press as well as a lot of questionable behavior with reporters, you know, we talk
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about him directly bullying reporters too. >> as always, ronan farrow, we appreciate your reporting so much. thank you. george. coming up, peloton's new warning after a child died in a tragic accident. we'll tell you what the company is saying this morning. in y. that's why microban 24 doesn't just sanitize and stop. it keeps killing bacteria for 24 hours. spray on hard surfaces to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria initially including the covid-19 virus. once dry microban forms a shield that keeps killing bacteria for 24 hours. touch after touch. don't just sanitize. keep killing bacteria for 24 hours with microban 24 life... doesn't stop for diabetes. be ready for every moment, with glucerna. it's the number one doctor recommended brand that is scientifically designed to help manage your blood sugar. live every moment. glucerna.
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died in an accident involving the company's tread plus machine. the ceo sending an email to members saying in part, i can't tell you how much this news and horrible reality has hit me personally and our entire team at peloton adding, while we are aware of only a small handful of incidents involving the tread plus where children have been hurt, each one is devastating to all of us at peloton. now the consumer product safety commission confirming they are investigating. this incident comes after another terrifying accident in february when a 3-year-old boy sustained a significant brain injury after he was trapped under a peloton tread plus. this mom sharing this video on tiktok showing just how easily something can go wrong. >> thank god that nothing happened because there are so many other directions that this situation could have gone. >> reporter: the peloton tread
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plus has been on the market since 2018, and prices for the high-end gear starting at $4,300. >> stay with me. >> reporter: demand for at home gym equipment skyrocketing during the pandemic. sales of treadmills soaring 135% from march to october in 2020. experts warn parents need to be careful with children around workout equipment. the consumer product safety commission reporting in 2019 there were an estimated 22,500 treadmill related injuries treated at u.s. emergency department, around 2,000 of them were children under 8 years old. and as a reminder these incidents are rare, but peloton says that these tread plus were created for people 16 and older. so they're reminding the users to, of course, check their safety instructions and keep kids younger than 16 and pets away from these machines at all times, guys. >> absolutely essential, thanks very much. coming up next we have the "wheel" winner giving away his fortune.
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>> it's confetti time. >> whoo, scott, took home $145,000 on the game show last night but the married father of two and lifelong "wheel of fortune" viewer has pledged to give it all away to charity and isn't keeping a penny of it so we want to say good morning to scott and, scott, first of all, good morning, and congratulations. >> good morning, michael. so great to talk to you. thank you. it's great to be here. >> it's great to have you. you know, you walked away with $145,000 but what made you decide to give it all to charity? >> you know, it's been a dark time and when i went on the show i was doing it for the fun of it and i said to my wife as i went on, i said if i do okay here anything that i get, let's give it to charity. we're very fortunate. let's see if we can't support some others who aren't as fortunate as others. >> amazing. you said you talked to your wife about it. what has been her reaction and the rest of your family and
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friends' reaction since you did win this $145,000? >> so my wife other than pat and vanna and anyone in the room there, my wife was the only person who knew what had happened that night of the taping. my kids didn't know. my parents, friends, family didn't know so it was complete and utter shock for everybody in our lives and they were elated about it. >> and i know you've decided to split your winnings between two charities and we just want to say thank you for your generosity. thank you, you say it's been a dark time but you are a bright light, scott. >> well, thanks, yeah, i'm actually sitting here at the historic campus of holly grove and the children and services agency, one of two i'm supporting and i've been involved with them for 20 years and they do such great work, you know, people think ofhollywood as glitz and glamor but there's plenty of people in our community you don't see in the bright lights and what i was
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hoping with the wheel is to shine the light on them and the other is the los angeles regional food bank and obviously their needs have expanded greatly during this time, so we've just been thrilled to be able to help these two great organizations. >> we're thrilled you're helping them and thrilled you joined us this morning, scott, congratulations to you and so happy you're donating to these charities. congratulations to them. i'm pretty sure they're rooting really hard for you as well so thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> they were, thank you very much, michael. >> have a great day. >> what a great gesture. coming up, justin bieber has something special for "gma." his brand-new music video. >> my daughter is excited. brand new video. >> my daughter is excited! they're out there. look to the families. the communities. every small town, city and schoolyard. and know that they will endure. because in this country,
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spring starts tomorrow. 70s in the forecast next week. >> thank you mike. coming up on gma a spike in anti asian violence a new question on representation in pop culture. could movies and tv play a role? we'll have another update in 30 minutes. ♪ [ music ] ♪
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good morning, america. deadly atlanta "good morning america," deadly atlanta rampage. a video shows the gunman opening fire in that shooting spree that left eight dead. six of them asian. police say they're not ruling out a hate crime as we learn more details about the victims. the asian-american community demands action, president biden set to head to atlanta later today. new this morning, your kids, covid-19, and getting back to school. the cdc is expected to release new guidelines for schools allowing more students to get into classrooms. dangerous stereotyping with the spikes in anti-asian violence, how movies and tv play a role from hyper sexualization to dehumanization and what needs to change.
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gma exclusive. teenagers open up about their pandemic struggles. this morning, how they have been coping and what parents can do to help. stranded baby >> oh, no, me too. >> this morning, nat geo's exclusive footage of the crisis, the dire new updates about their home. >> kicking off the weekend with bieber fever. the premiere of his "justice" music video a few minutes away. only on gma. >> let's put good in your morning. ♪ every little thing he does is magic. sting joins us live with a brand-new performance and he's saying -- >> good morning, america. >> a little good morning there from sting. good morning to all of you. hope you're doing well. so excited to see sting in just a little bit. we also can't wait for you to
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meet ky and ry, two successful small business owners, 8 and 9. >> emphasis on small. they're putting their passion for fashion on display with their own bowtique and when the pandemic put their dreams of opening on hold they got creative and turned ky's mom's garage a home for their creations. a surprise for them coming up. jojo siwa has a special message for them. >> i'm sure they're excited about that. first we have a lot of news this morning starting with the latest on those deadly shootings in atlanta. abc news obtaining surveillance video from one of the spas. we're going to go back to steve osunsami in atlanta with more. good morning again, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. authorities here are working to get the bodies of the victims who were killed at this location and two others in this area sent back to their families to prepare for funerals. police are sharing these new
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surveillance images from outside the first shooting location in the atlanta suburbs, the man police have charged with murdering eight people, six of them asian women is seen getting in and out of his car. at this same crime scene, people came to mourn the dead thursday night. the sheriff here whose office has taken complaints for their handling of the case came to meet with mourners. >> we are committed to providing a safe environment and getting a solid conviction on. this you have my promise. >> reporter: 21-year-old robert aaron long is being held by police in the north atlanta suburbs. investigators agree that long had a sex addiction and targeted the 24-hour spas where he was a regular. it's not clear if he was a client of any of the women he's accused of killing. the heartbreak is deep and painful. emily tan was the owner of young's asian massage parlor, one of the first to die. it was her 50th birthday on
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thursday and she did not live to see it. >> i can't find any reasoning behind why somebody would want to do something so horrific to such nice people. >> reporter: the president and the vice president are coming to georgia today. they will meet with lawmakers from the asian-american delegation at the statehouse and also will meet with civic leaders who have plenty to say about the growing number of attacks against asian-americans in this country since the beginning of the pandemic. back to you. >> all right, thank you, steve. for more on this developing story tuning in tonight at 10:00 for a special edition of "20/20," "murder in atlanta." we get the latest on the coronavirus emergency. the white house says it expects to meet president biden's goal of 100 million vaccine shots today, six weeks ahead of schedule and this comes as parents are waiting for what could be a game changer from the cdc. it's about schools, let's go back to whit johnson with the details. good morning, whit. >> reporter: george, good morning to you.
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this change could happen as soon as today and it's likely to have huge implications. the cdc expected to reduce the amount of recommended social distancing inside the classroom from six feet to three feet as long as masks are worn. the cdc also expected to cite new research suggesting that the shorter distance did not impact infection rates with other protection measures in place. re-opening schools has been a top priority for the biden administration but that six feet of distance has been a real barrier for some districts keeping students stuck in either virtual or hybrid learning. the updated guidance could allows schools with limited space to reopen sooner, but likely to renew a debris with some parents and teachers unions, cecilia. >> thanks so much. coming up amid the recent spike in anti-asian violence, the new questions about how asian-americans are portrayed in pop culture and the role that popular movie and tv shows might be playing. also, a "gma" exclusive, lockdown lookback.
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>> the set looks beautiful. we're going to turn to our coverage story and more on the spike in anti-asian violence that is leading to asian representation in the media and popular culture. eva is back with more. >> good morning, the number of asian hate crimes has really exploded over the last year and made many people pause to ask where did all this come from? the stigmas and the stereotypes associated with asian americans didn't just pop-up over the last year. >> it's a puss, okay? and you're still the wrong guy. >> when people think of asians, scenes from hollywood favorites often come to mind. >> what's happening, hot stuff? >> very often, the first thing we see, we look at each other, are the image that's have been
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impressed on us by the media we consume. >> so many scenes from films like austin powers. >> very sexy. >> and mean girls. >> coach karr? >> perpetuate negative stereotypes of asian-americans. and it's this scene from full metal jacket that has permeated american culture like few others. >> me love you long time. >> those words used repeatedly in movies -- >> me love you long time. >> and tv shows. >> me love you long time. >> asian women often portrayed in hollywood as sex workers. either dominatrixes like this scene in "billions" or more submisive like the massage parlors in rush hour 2. for asian men, they're kung foo masters or in other words with no social skills. >> come
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>> come on. >> reporter: and frequently the punch line instead of the hero. >> don't you kids take anything. >> reporter: but it's when hollywood chooses not to use asian actors and actresses for asian characters that the repercussions are the most damaging of all. >> maybe next time you can design me better. >> reporter: in this scene from "breakfast at tiffany's" mickey rooney plays an asian man. he speaks with an accent wearing buck teeth, his eyelids taped. matt damon in "the great wall" or tom cruise in "the last samurai" show white actors playing asian heros. >> that's at the crux of this. for asians we're seeking more than just representation, we're seeking agency. we want to be able to tell our stories and show our characters in all of our complexity because that's what it takes for people to see us as people. >> reporter: in recent years we've seen a breakthrough of new asian movie, a shift, a new era. movies like "crazy rich asians,"
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"minari" and "parasite." >> parasite." >> reporter: which became the first foreign language film to win best picture at the oscars. >> we're seeing more asian-americans in those roles and who are active viewers. i think asian-americans are kind of taking charge of our own destiny. that's what really makes me feel optimistic. >> reporter: the motion picture association telling us that it condemns all forms of racism and says it's commit toddy verse finding the pipeline as well as roles both in front of and behind the camera. you know, in my conversations with asian-americans over the last several days and week, it's those stereotypes that are so damaging. reducing people to an idea that may or may not be true instead of actually seeing them for who they are, cecilia. >> such an important story. i just want to say on behalf of all of us i'm glad you're on top of this one so thank you so much, george. >> thank you, thanks, eva. now to a "gma" exclusive looking back at a year of lockdowns through the eyes of
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struggling teenagers. she knows the problem and deborah roberts has the story. good morning, deborah. >> reporter: good morning, george. these kids have been growing up on camera revealing their innermost feelings, this time talking about the pandemic. you might call them quarantine-teens. >> pandemic life is challenging. >> i feel so lonely. >> reporter: especially for teens navigating their formative years. >> i feel like i'm going crazy inside my own house. >> reporter: ages 15 to 19 are bravely opening up about the stress of the quarantine to she know, a lifestyle site for moms, part of their hatch series, the kids are sharing their pdifficu learning and social isolation. >> what scares you the most right now? the prospect we'll be doing this for another 18 months. >> reporter: from last spring to now. >> it is permanent now and it
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felt temporary in march. >> reporter: some struggling. >> i've definitely felt isolated a lot and especially anxious, i think, is the main emotion. i've just been in bed a lot more than normal. >> i felt anxious 1,000%. quarantine has made me completely on a terrible, terrible, terrible sleep schedule. >> sleep is crucial for mental health. teenagers need a good amount of it because they're going through a lot of growth and development and this sort of took away a little bit of structure and routine that had been in place to support some good sleep. >> reporter: despite the hardships some kids reveal positive experiences this year too. like learning new hobbies. >> i've actually become the family barber and i've cut three people's hair so far and i'm actually not that bad. >> reporter: and becoming closer with their families. >> we've been able to spend a lot of time together and our family dinners have turned into almost every night which has been so much fun. >> reporter: still experts say
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kids do need socialization and parents can help guide them through in safe ways. >> socializing it really at the heart of their developmental task to have friendships, to know how to negotiate conflict with their peers, we have to make up for lost time. >> reporter: such raw honesty and reminder of how important it is to hear from our kids about their difficulties. the entire series begins online today, george. >> we'll take a look at that. deb, thanks very much. michael. >> thank you. we turn to a concerning update about these harp seals off the coast of quebec and their habitat threatened by global warning. t.j. hole holmes there one year ago and this year they're in serious trouble and has national geographic's exclusive footage of the crisis. >> you remember me telling you this is one of the most extraordinary trips i've been on. took a helicopter out to the middle of the atlantic, landed on a piece of ice and i came
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face-to-face, well, with the face of climate change. that face happens to be a very cute fluffy white one, harp seal pups. they need ice to survive. they were in trouble last year. this year things have gotten worse. beautiful, adorable, harp seal pups, yet these images are heartbreaking. showing the pups in danger, stranded on shore. it's been an unprecedented warm winter in the gulf of st. lawrence, melting precious already fractured sea ice, the only place where harp seals can birth and raise their pups every march. >> we knew we would see a year like this and guess what, it's not out there in the future somewhere, it's now. it's here. >> reporter: in these satellite images you can see the stark contrast of sea ice just over the past 13 years and the lack of sea ice is a real threat to the survival of these seals. >> historically they're evolutionaryily designed for
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ice, they're not designed to survive on shore and puts them literally in the proximity of every predator out there so, yes, they're in trouble. >> reporter: climate change in realtime impacting some of our most vulnerable creatures. national geographic's jen hayes and i explored it last year and warned this loss of sea ice was on the horizon. >> how do you feel? >> i feel trepidatious. i'm not going to lie to you. it looks like it. it looks like chocolate sprinkles on the ice. >> reporter: key captured their sea ice nursery. i know. me too. i spent time nose to nose with a baby pup. i know. me too. we saw how the thin, weak ice was already wreaking havoc on their ability to thrive. >> right here, see him. he's actually in the water. if he doesn't get back up on good ice, he'll drown. we're going to watch him and see what he does.
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>> can he get up on his own? >> he can, this is kind of an accident. he got in there looking probably thinking it was good and solid. okay. he's going to make it. he's going to make it. he's going to get to solid ice. >> reporter: with no solid ice for them to thrive on today we see our world is changing. theirs is disappearing. >> we need to do more, even though we may not live in the vicinity of the ice pack that what we do influences climate change and these trends in temperatures. >> if the ice keeps disappearing they'll stop migrating to that area and then who know, stra, just another reminder, a story like this of how the climate is changing and our impact on it. >> it is fragile, t.j., thank you so much for that. now we go back to ginger. hey, ginger. >> hey there, michael. you know we're getting into spring so officially starts
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later but we'll look at what this looks like in sioux falls. melting snow and then a pine martin checking out the snow stick. he's probably hungry is what we learned when they get active like that. okay, so we do have it happening tomorrow. 5:37 a.m. eastern time. so you get a lot of spring this weekend and then we look at the spring outlook. unfortunately it appears that the drought that's in place already looks like it could get worse with much above average temperatures right there in the southwest and deep south and then kind of above average temperatures for much of the nation as we get into april, may and morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco, a few random showers, and increasing sunshine this afternoon. still cooler than average. partly cloudy, increasing sunshine and warmth this spring weekend.
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temperatures today from the mid- 50s along the coast, upper 50s to low 60s around the bay and inland. tonight, mid 30s to mid 40s. my accuweather forecast, warmest next week. ♪ on the clock ♪k. this morning we're helping you get in tiptop shape for tax season. the irs just announced that this year's federal deadline to file is now may 17th. but be sure to check your own state's deadline to break it all down. we've got some of tiktok's financial gurus to share helpful hints joining us live in a moment but first take a look. from breaking down the basics. >> you do know you have to pay taxes, right? >> reporter: to simplifying the tax jargon. >> you'll want to make a safe harbor election. >> taxtok has 58 million views. stars like duke alexander moore, a certified tax coach has big tips for his 2.2 million followers. from the stimulus package.
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>> you don't need an llc to apply for the ppp. >> reporter: to student loan. >> this means if congress forgives your loan, you will not have to pay taxes on that amount. >> reporter: and humphrey yang known as humphrey talks gives great advice to his 1.6 million followers. >> the u.s. tax system is completely confusing. anyway let me show you an example of how it works. >> reporter: offering his take on taxes. >> how much tax do you have to pay on a bonus? bonuses are taxed on a flat rate method or aggregate method. >> joining us is humphrey yang who has nearly 2 million followers, his motto is if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. and duke alexander moore who tells his 2 million plus followers you don't need an llc to start your business. all you need is passion. gentlemen, thank you for joining us this morning. humphrey, i want to start with you. a common question whether to file individual or with your partner. what do you say to that? >> thanks, michael.
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yeah, so the majority of couples are better off filing jointly. you get more tax credits and more tax breaks from the government as well as a higher standard deduction of around $24,800 and save time because you're killing two birds with one stone by filing one return so -- >> there you go. duke, over the past year we've seen people that picked up side hustles to make ends meet. what benefits can they and others who are self-employed get this year? >> yeah, so if you were self-employed on or before february 15th, 2020, i strongly recommend that you apply for the ppp. now, this program is set to expire march 31st, 2021. the ppp is like a bigger stimulus check but this time it's for the self-employed and small business owners, some exams include uber driver, barber, etsy shop owners, the list goes on and on. generally you're required to file a schedule c with your
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personal tax attorney. this is where you report all your related income and expenses. >> that expires march 31st. time is of the essence. humphrey, a lot are banking on tax returns this year. what is the smartest strategy for using it? >> you know, in my opinion it would be to pay off existing debt so if you have any high interest credit card debt, anything over 10%, i'd look into paying that off. if not you can save for an emergency fund or even invest your money. that's what i would say. >> duke, the new tax deadline just under two months away. is it better to file early or does it not matter? >> okay, yeah, so even though the federal deadline has been extended, i still recommend filing early and here's why. on, if you end up owing taxes it gives you more time to come up with a plan. two, if you are due a refund, you might receive this sooner. and, three, it helps avoid tax-related identity scams which generally happen very early on during the tax season. >> gentlemen, humphrey and duke,
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we appreciate your advice. i'm sure you'll help a lot of viewers out there, thank you, guy, have a great morning and coming up, the broadcast premiere of justin bieber's brand-new music video. my girls have been waiting for this one all week. here we go. be right back.
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i am kumasi aaron, from abc7 news mornings. san jose is taking steps to transform the police department. this week, city council brought in a consultant to have transfer police miss contact investigations out of the department and into the hands of a investigator. a major land purchase for a new police training facility. right now they are repairing for a new police chief, department of veteran anthony mahto, will take over the role on monday. hello kumasi. hello everybody. we have fog and deafness laying around for your morning commute. a few random showers possible, especially around the north bay. temperatures low average this
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we will have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes. but you can always find out more on our app and on abc7news.com. ♪ ♪ check out my brand-new music check out my brand new music video "peaches" on "gma." ♪ >> there you go. welcome back to "gma" with a broadcast premier of justin bieber's music video. that is "peaches." the superstar's new album "justice" is out today and se celebrating with a "gma" takeover bringing twous performances of the songs on monday. you don't want to miss that one. >> he is talented. >> now, it is feel good friday
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time. everyone got creative during the pandemic. it's not just the grown-ups. >> it is no. two students are now small business owners. they're both under 10 years old. and put in their passion for fashion on display with their very own omaha bowtique. there you r first, here is their story. >> meet the pint sized fashion eastas taking storm one bow at a time. >> they're two cousins who turned their after school hobby into a stylish business. after walking through the craft aisle of a local store, moms said there was a spark of inspiration. >> it was like a light bulb that went off in my head. i said, hey, she wants to make bows. >> and their bowtique was born. >> we can start our own buzz and
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make them. >> with the pandemic of opening a store on hold, they got creative turning the garage into a home for their dashing designs. and growing beyond bows to include tutus and t-shirts. >> this is a full bow one. >> for ky and ry, it's all about having fun and, of course, fabulous fashion. >> trying to make the world a better place to shop. >> make the world a better place to shop. that's funny. joining us now, they're from their store. thank you for joining us this morning. i want to start with you. did you ever think that this little idea that your girls had would turn into a full fledge business? >> of course not. it started off as a simple hobby. and during the pandemic. and then it just spiralled and became something bigger than we even expected. >> ky and ry, we want to ask
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you, the bowtique, what inspired you to start making fashion too? >> well, what inspired us to make cool fashion is that our creative and we love seeing little girls wear color things like us. >> why would you go out and buy them instead of making them? >> that's right. >> but -- i'm glad you're making them because they're buying them from you. and ky, you must love working with all of the materials, the sparkles and ribbons and those things. what are your responsibilities? >> my responsibilities is to greet people, give them a basket and help them shop. >> ry, what about you? >> my responsibility responsibil the cash register and which is my favorite because math is my favorite subject. >> let's bring the moms back in.
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let me start with you. what are you trying to tell your girls here about being strong and empowered women business owners? >> well, just personally, i just always walk my by faith and not by sight. just in stilg th just in stilling that in her and make you have your mind what you want to do and remain humble. >> stay positive and focused and keep pushing forward. >> they're doing that. >> yes, they are. gir girls, we know your big inspiration is jojo. what do you think of her bows? >> i like her bows because they're big and colorful. >> well, you know what? she heard about your store and she has a little message for you. >> ooh. >> hey! it's jojo. i want to say hi. i want to tell you both how amazing i think you are. you two are so cool. you started your own business! and now look at all the amaze things you both have done.
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i'm so, so proud of you for doing what you love and always just having fun and being yourselves. i love you guys. peace out! >> wow! >> that's >> it is amazing. >> what is next for you all? do you hope to move to a bigger store some day? >> what's next? >> well, what's next is i want to get a different location. but if we go in one store, i want to see our bows on the shelves. >> and i want to see ky and ry nationwide. >> i want to thank my stepmom for all she do for me and the boutique. >> and we want to pay our boss. >> you got it all figured out.
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i tell you what, you are on the right path. and we're happy that we can highlight you. you both are on gma this morning. big moves coming from small and mighty people, that's you two. that's not all. keep your eye -- i want you to keep an eye on your mail box. jojo is also sending you girls a special present. so make sure you get ready for that. all right. we love the excitement. and thank you all for joining us this morning. coming up, we have the new novel about unearthing family secrets. it's a perfect binge for the weekend.
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every piece starts at 1 dlsh. >> but that risk can really pay off. >> you're auction raised -- >> we're selling everything except the house. >> welcome back to gma. that was a sneak peek at the new hgtv show, "everything but the
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house" pt she is doing what she does best and is on a quest to help homeowners find hidden gem. you can see what she finds when "everything but the house" premiers on hgtv with back to back episodes. >> my mom will be watching that. we have a great book suggestion to take knew the weekend. our deborah roberts spoke with the author about the tale of a southern family and its secrets. >> reporter: hey there, michael. and this debut novel is dripping with the southern culture that you and i both know including the name of that little known fruit in the title. many have never heard of a muscadine so this will be a journey of discovery into family secrets and big revelations. ♪ most of us might agree there's no place like home. a sentiment lifelong southerner pamela terry explores in "the
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sweet taste of muscadines." i'm a southerner and i had heard that term but what exactly is a muscadine? >> a muscadine is a southern grape. it makes great muscadine jelly. i'm hoping this will raise their cache a little bit for those who don't know. >> reporter: a defining theme in her story which revolvers around lila after her mom dies, she returns to her suffocating small georgia town, a place where southern gossip can be as juicy as the muscadines in the family's backyard and unearths tumultuous family secrets. >> to me it's a story about forgiveness and acceptance, how we get to those things and how we manage to hold on to them. >> you really write very truthfully about the south and its complexities and its contradictions. you write, it's a land where heart-stopping beauty and heart-rending ugliness flourish in tandem, a land of kindness
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and hate, of ignorance. that's an apt description of this place that struggles with itself. >> as creative people in the south as writers it's our job to try to articulate the culture. it's a unique place. there's blood in the soil here and we try to make sense of that and to hopefully bring the past to the present and meet the future and make it better and that's a constant -- it's a constant reckoning. >> reporter: a former interior designer terry weaves a colorful tapestry on her pages. you write so vividly, you can almost smell the flowers, you can see the ocean. you can sort of taste the coffee. was it important to you take your reader along with you? >> i love a sense of place. i love books that take me places and make me feel what i see around me. that's the highest compliment, because that's what i like to read. >> reporter: an explorer at heart terry visits universal struggle, family expectations
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versus reality and finding our true selves. >> is there an overruling message. >> i think there's a line that said living your life with joy can be a form of forgiveness and i think that for me is the crux of the book. >> reporter: "the sweet taste of muscadines" is officially out now and like any good writer pamela tells me she's already at work on her next one, also set in the south. michael. >> i'm sure we'll review that as well. back to ginger. hey, ginger. >> hey there, michael. good morning, hey, everybody. spring has sprung and we've been celebrating the new season all morning here on "gma." this segment is sponsored by zyrtec which joined us in bringing the beauty of spring inside our times square studio oh, that looks good transform into a beautiful garden and spring, of course, is allergy season which means it is time to
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kick off "gma's" pollen report. every spring we do this. a good reminder, check out this pollen in sharps chapel, tennessee. whoo. kay told us she thought she saw smoke but it was actually pollen from the cedar trees. when i was down in mississippi just recently i'm going to tell you right now i saw pollen on every car hood and on my ipad that i was holding. it is certainly down there not only in louisiana, mississippi, which obviously it's high here but the overall pollen has peaked now all the way -- not peaked but it's growing, oregon over to virginia and north carolina, i'll keep showing you these every week. good friday morning, we have a random shower and a lot of fog to start our day. increasing sunshine and temperatures below average as we head into the afternoon hours. upper 50s to lower 60s, spring star we are excited. coming up the one and only sting joining us live. stay with us. ♪
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♪ a gentleman will walk but never run ♪ we're back now with grammy award winning singer/songwriter. sting, his new album "duets" is out showing collaborations with eric clapton to mary j. blige t performance. first let's chat with him. we always love having you. >> good morning. happy to be here. >> so great to have you. you've just done collaborations with so many wonderful people. you've got this new project, so many different genre, so many different names. why was the right time to do this right now? >> well, lockdown was a very tough time for a lot of people.
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a tragic time but for everyone it was a time of i feel reflection and a time of missing the connections we all took for granted, you know, for me with musicians, with audiences, so i used that time of reflection to look back on all of the duets that i had done over the year, many i'd forgotten and it was extraordinary how wide a variety of music was involved there. as you say, mary j. blige, annie lennox, herbie hancock and we put together an album that i think reflects that depth and that width and also the need for connection that we all have and so it's coming out now. >> you talked about the lockdown. and it did -- you have a las vegas residency at caesars palace. so excited for that. it was postponed because of the lockdown so when it comes back october 29th what can fans expect?
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>> well, i'll be playing my hits and thank god i have a lot of them and we're playing at caesars palace and start the very end of october and it's been delayed since the spring so people are anticipating and so am i. i'm very excited. i'm a little bit nervous but so i should be. >> you've also got a digital release coming out with singer shirazee. how did this come together? >> shirazee covered "englishman in new york." one i wrote in the '80s and it's a song about coming to america, embracing the idea of america, bringing your talents to america, contributing to the culture, contributing to the economy. that's the dream everyone has, so shirazee comes from africa, west africa, and that's his
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story too, moved to brooklyn, became a musician then asked me if he could do the song and i said it's a great message for right now so i was very happy to help him in his journey in america, so he's singing african in new york. >> well, we are excited to hear this message so excited for you both to perform it. this is sting and shirazee with their new song "englishman/african in new york." ♪ i'm gonna make it i'm gonna get it ♪ i'm gonna make it, ooh ♪ i don't drink coffee i take tea, my dear ♪ ♪ i like my toast done on one side ♪ ♪ but you can hear it in my accent when i talk i'm an englishman in new york ♪ ♪ you see me walking down fifth
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avenue a walking cane here at my side ♪ ♪ i take it everywhere i walk i'm an englishman in new york ♪ ♪ whoa, oh, i'm an alien i'm a legal alien ♪ ♪ i'm an englishman in new york ♪ ♪ whoa, oh, i'm an alien i'm a legal alien ♪ ♪ i'm an englishman in new york ♪ shirazee. ♪ every day i wake up here's a win 'cause i got here on a dream ♪ ♪ i still hear my mother praying every day, i'm an african in new york ♪ ♪ you dey see am for my pride and energy when i dey waka down the street ♪
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♪ you can hear it in my accent when i talk, i'm an african in new york ♪ ♪ oooh, oh, i'm an alien i'm a legal alien ♪ ♪ i'm an african in new york ♪ ♪ whoa, oh, i'm an alien i'm a legal alien ♪ ♪ i'm an englishman in new york ♪ ♪ i'm gonna make it there i'm going to get it there i'm going to make it ♪ ♪ i'm gonna make it be yourself no matter what they say ♪ ♪ i'm gonna make it oooh, be yourself no matter what they say ♪ ♪ be yourself no matter what they say ♪ >> you with me, shirazee. >> thank you so much. >> you hear me? >> i hear you.
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>> only on "gma." ♪ well, we want to thank sting and shirazee for that wonderful performance. >> we got justin bieber. all this great music. i tell you what, what a great, great way to go into the weekend. time for march madness so head to espn.com/bracket. get it done by noon so get going, cecilia. >> i'm working on it right now as we speak. >> have a great weekend.
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good morning. i am kumasi aaron, for abc7 news. students in santa rosa are headed back to class in less than two weeks. 5000 elementary students return to classrooms april 1st and second. the 11,000 secondary students are slated to return on april 26th and 29th. this is because of a deal approved by the santa rosa schools and teachers union. now here is mike with the forecast. thank you, kumasi. good morning. on this friday we have fog any random shower the next hour or so. and you can head outside without worrying about getting wet. temperatures stay below average, mid upper 50s along the coast, 57 to 62 for the rest. spring temperatures this weekend and returning to
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average, but some 70s next week. have a good weekend, kumasi. >> thank you, mike. >> thank you, mike. next up is "kelly and ryan." announcer: it's live with kelly and ryan. today film, broadway, and television star cynthia erivo. plus get your eggs, get your dye, and put on your bunny ears. it's time for easter crafts. also we look back and go behind the scenes at the past year at live. all next on live. ♪ hello, friday... ♪ and now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [cheering] [louder cheering] ♪ hello, friday... ♪ darling, are you okay? i will be here for the remainder of the hour. happy friday, march 19, 2021. march 19? march going by. uh, frank, lori, could you help me? - [laughter] - all right. you know, you need to work on your flexibility. what are you talking about?! - stretching some... - i just...

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