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no you're not. >> not creative enough? >> like i can't take it. >> too many days we are doing the news thinking this can't be real. >> exactly. >> a good morning, america. breaking overnight, another deadly mass shooting. >> sounds like we have shots fired. >> officers rushed to the scene after a gunman opened fire at a california office building killing four people including a child. the fbi investigating the third high-profile mass shooting in less than three weeks. also this morning, 15 million johnson & johnson doses possibly ruined when ingredients were accidentally mixed up. will it slow down the race to vaccinate? this as young adults are now the majority of new covid hospitalizations. the cdc director urging people to stay vigilant. while travel bounces back, the
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major airline set to no longer keep that middle seat empty. powerful testimony, the shocking never before seen videos of george floyd's arrest. >> i'm claustrophobic. >> the witness breaking down on the stand. jurors seeing video of floyd for the first time inside the convenience store moments before that deadly encounter. the cashier reliving it all saying how he felt watching the arrest and for the first time we hear directly from former officer derek chauvin himself, with day four of the trial about to begin. biden's bold push. the president unveils his nearly $2 trillion plan to rebuild america, create millions of new jobs. >> it's big, yes. it's bold, yes. and we can get it done. >> inside the battle brewing over how to pay the massive price tag. crisis at the border. this morning, authorities hunting for these smugglers seen dropping two little girls, ages 3 and 5, 14 feet over the wall to the u.s. side as more than
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18,000 migrant children are now in u.s. custody. april fool's freeze. the springtime snow stunning the northeast. this morning, oklahoma to new york bracing for a bitter cold blast. ginger tracking the latest. ♪ and play ball. >> that's a loud sound. deep left center. see you later. >> yep, baseball is back. it's opening day from fenway to yankee stadium. how fans are safely returning to the stands this season. "gma" is taking you inside the major league changes for america's ballparks. t.j. is already getting in trouble. we're just barely on the clock. good morning, america. great to be with you on this thursday morning, april 1st, yes, opening day. spring is here. that is a live look inside fenway park, america's oldest
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ballpark, and this morning, "gma" is taking you inside baseball's big re-opening. >> wow, it looks a little rainy this there. don't get rained out on opening day. >> yes, some new covid restrictions making it possible that will allow fans to safely return to the stands, the country hitting a major milestone with the vaccine, 150 million doses administered across the country and, of course, we'll have the latest on the race to vaccinate. >> i am one of those 150 million. got more first shot yesterday. right now we're going to turn to that breaking news overnight, another mass sooting in california. at least four are dead including a child. kaylee hartung is on the scene. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, george, this is a normally quiet neighborhood here in orange, california. witnesses say they were stunned to hear gunfire coming from this office building behind me. ending with a shootout with a police. >> back up. there is a shootout.
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>> reporter: overnight, an active shooter wreaking havoc in a california office building. >> sounds like we have shots fired. >> there were about ten gun shots. cops running right there. >> reporter: according to police, officers responding to reports of gunfire at this two-story business complex encountering a gunman actively firing shots. >> the police came, and then i heard a few more gunshots go off and then there was like a lot quickly. >> reporter: the officers rushing in and returning fire. the suspect wounded in the shootout, now hospitalized in critical condition. >> upon entering the business and in the area they have discovered four victims that are deceased on the location. one of those victims does include a child. >> reporter: one surviving female victim rushed to the hospital, also in critical condition. the fbi and local police now investigating a deadly mass shooting. blood-stained clothing and this firearm left behind on the sidewalk, though officials are not confirming whether it was the weapon used in the rampage.
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overnight, this man desperately waiting for word on his loved ones who work in the building. >> i'm pretty scared and worried. >> reporter: authorities say they haven't determined if the gunman was wounded in that shootout with police or if he injured himself. they say the motive here is still under investigation. george? >> okay, kaylee, thanks very much. we will stay on this story all morning long. robin? >> george, now to the latest in the fight against the pandemic. nearly 100 million americans have now received at least one dose of the vaccine as we've told you. now there are new reports about a major mistake at a manufacturing plant involving the johnson & johnson vaccine. erielle reshef has more details for us. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. johnson & johnson says that that mix-up will not affect any of the vaccines that have been administered and it is on pace to meet its goals for distribution. it comes as the country meets that important vaccine milestone but the cdc still urging e are
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not out of the woods yet. this morning, "the new york times" reporting workers at a baltimore plant who were manufacturing ingredients of future doses of johnson & johnson's one-shot vaccine accidentally mixed up vaccine ingredients several weeks ago possibly ruining 15 million potential shots before they got to the final stages of production. johnson & johnson says the error was caught during a quality control check that none of the ingredients in question made it into circulation and that all of the 20 million doses being used in the u.s. were made at other plants and were not affected. the company says it is still on track to deliver 24 million more doses in april and in total will deliver the 100 million doses they promised by the first half of the year. on wednesday, the cdc announcing more than one in five adults are now fully vaccinated including more than half the country's population over the age of 65. the vaccine rollout leading to a 96% decline in cases in nursing homes.
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but for the first time since the pandemic began, the majority of new patients hospitalized with the virus are younger adults. >> yet to be vaccinated and those are the ones starting to see a rise in hospitalizations. >> reporter: with cases currently rising in more than half the country since last week, the cdc director fearful a new surge could be on the way. >> this is a critical moment in our fight against the pandemic. as we see an increase in cases we can't afford to let our guard down. >> reporter: and there is that promising breaking news from pfizer this morning which says that its vaccine will be effective in people who have gotten the second dose up to six months after that second shot. robin? >> that's very promising, erielle, thank you. t.j.? we now turn to the latest on the derek chauvin trial. for the first time we are seeing images of george floyd, there he is, inside the convenience store just moments before his arrest. he's chatting with clerks, laughing, even dancing at one
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point but it's what happened next. we were shown a series of harrowing back-to-back body cams inside the white house. alex, good morning to you. alex good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning, t.j. the prosecution has pretty much shown the jury the incident from every angle. reliving those moments has been emotional for witnesses on the stand. we want to warn you the videos are very difficult to watch. never before seen videos painting a clearer picture for jurors in the murder trial of former cop derek chauvin. 61-year-old charles mcmillian, one of the first bystanders on the scene, describing his attempts to diffuse the situation. >> telling mr. floyd, mr. floyd, get on in the car because you can't win. >> reporter: you could hear mcmillian in the police body cam played in court. >> you can't win. >> i'm not trying to win. i'm not trying to win. >> reporter: floyd pleading with the officers.
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>> don't do me like that, man. i told you, please. >> get in this car and we can talk. >> i'm claustrophobic. i'm claustrophobic, man. >> quit arguing with me. >> reporter: at one point they pull him out of the backseat and onto the ground after first witnessing it in person, mcmillian breaking down experiencing the ordeal again when prosecutors played the video of floyd begging for air and emotionally shouting for his mother. >> oh, my god. >> just take your time. when you're ready. >> i can't -- i feel helpless. i don't have a moment he took -- >> let's take a ten-minute break. >> reporter: after the break, the questioning resumed. >> what stood out to you about what mr. floyd was saying when you saw him on the ground? >> when he kept saying i can't
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breathe and when he said, momma, they're killing me. they're killing me. >> reporter: and for the first time we hear directly from the defendant himself, through a conversation chauvin had with mcmillian after floyd was taken away by ambulance. >> got to control this guy because he's a sizable guy and it looks like he's probably on something. >> why did you feel the need to talk to mr. chauvin? >> because what i watched was wrong. >> reporter: body cam footage showing the moment officers first approached floyd's vehicle, one with his gun drawn. >> put your hand up there. >> reporter: jurors for the first time seeing video of george floyd before the deadly encounter inside the convenience store looking relaxed, 19-year-old christopher martin was the cashier that day. >> he seemed very friendly,
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approachable. he was talkative. he seemed to just be having an average memorial day just living his life, but he did seem high. >> reporter: martin sold floyd a pack of cigarettes and testified after floyd walked out he told his manager he thought the $20 bill floyd paid with was fake, and police were called. minutes later the cashier outside the store hands on his head watching as the tragedy unfolds. >> what was going through your mind during that time period? >> disbelief and guilt. >> why guilt? >> if i would have just not taken the bill, this could have been avoided. >> reporter: the defense declined to cross-examine charles mcmillian. testimony continues today. t.j. >> all right, alex, thank you so much. i want to bring in channa lloyd, managing partner at the cochran firm.
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these videos are just horrific to watch and they set them up back-to-back-to-back essentially in the courtroom. is that a part of the strategy to do it that way? >> i believe it is. what they're trying to do is take an emotionally charged video and cause the jury to turn around, desensitize a little bit and just enough they're paying enough attention to what the other officers were doing, the fact that george floyd was there and not resisting and other crucial facts. >> we are in the country familiar with one particular george floyd video, if you will. we saw everybody's perspective, the bystanders, the police officers, everyone's perspective that day. why did the prosecution want to organize the videos that way? >> because it gives you a framework. the bystanders were very clear and very conscious of saying each and every one he was not resisting, it was very clear he was unconscious. when you look at each of the officers' body cams you start to notice if he's moving and see he is not moving. you see he is extremely still, almost limp. >> they told the jury in opening statements to believe your eyes.
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that's what the prosecution was saying. so, how is the defense going to combat what the eyes of the jurors, all of us, saw yesterday? >> i think the defense will have to go from the angle of saying this officer had years of experience that taught him and he was taught to do this maneuver and people who may be under the influence have the ability to come back even if they are unconscious and typically are aggressive. i think they'll have to rely heavily on that drug amount that was in his system in order to carry that through. >> one thing quickly, what's the significance of us seeing george floyd the way we saw him in the store yesterday? >> the video was a holiday video of someone who was -- seemed happy, was just enjoying and going about. he was not threatening. he was not concerning in any manner. he seemed happy. he was balanced. he spoke. it may have been a little slow, but he was very cognizant and very easygoing. i think that's the significance
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of what the video shows us. >> channa lloyd, thank you so much. we'll talk to you again. >> thank you. >> day four of the trial set to get under way this morning at 10:00 eastern. watch it streaming on our channel, abc newslive. george? >> t.j., thanks. now to president biden unveiling his massive plan to rebuild america. fast-tracking clean energy. here's how the president described it. >> it's not a plan that tinkers around the edges. around the edges. it's a once-in-a-generation investment in america. unlike anything we've seen or done since we built the interstate highway system and the space race decades ago. >> our senior white house correspondent mary bruce joins us now. the big fight, how to pay for the plan. >> reporter: this is going to be a very tough sell. this is a massively ambitious and massively expensive plan, more than $2 trillion to put americans to work rebuilding and repairing the country's infrastructure. a second part of the plan still
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to come expected to focus on health care and education. could reportedly bring that price tag to $4 trillion. the president is promising this is going to create millions of jobs and boost the middle class, but to pay for it all he is going to raise taxes on corporations and likely on the most wealthy, and that is a nonstarter for republicans. mitch mcconnell is calling it a trojan horse for a massive tax increase. we're also seeing cracks among democrats. some progressive members arguing that they should be spending more. the president said he's open for other ideas on how to pay for this. biden is adamant they have to seize this moment now and go big. >> the investments popular. mary bruce, thanks very much. robin? now to the latest on the crisis at the border and that disturbing video showing these two young girls being dropped by smugglers over the wall to the u.s. side. now thankfully both are doing fine this morning. our chief white house correspondent cecilia vega has more on this story for us. good morning, cecilia.
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>> reporter: hi, robin. good morning. this is especially frustrating for the agents on the frontline. they're up against human smuggling operations and preying on migrants. i will warn you, this is tough to watch. this morning, authorities are on the hunt for these smugglers, unfolding in a remote location in new mexico, on the mexican side a mexican straddles the fence and hoists a small child over, she drops a full 14 feet landing on the u.s. side. moments later a second child dropped to the ground. then the two suspects flee back into mexico. a border agent using a remote camera saw it all. authorities quickly rescuing the two sisters from ecuador, just 3 and 5 years old. our affiliate obtaining this photo of the girls after they were checked for injuries. >> we told them not to be scared and that we'll take care of them and hopefully very soon we'll put them together with their mom in the united states. >> reporter: in texas, a 6-month-old girl pulled from the rio grande. rangers on patrol jumped in to save her after a smuggler threw her in. more than 18,000 migrant
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children now in u.s. custody. as for the two little girls -- >> this is our number one priority. i want to find these guys. i don't want this to happen to other children. >> reporter: agents here working with mexico to try to track them down. in that el paso sector alone the chief said they're seeing more than 100 unaccompanied minors every single day. just in that area. the girls are okay in border patrol custody and the border patrol was able to track down the mom in the u.s. and knows that her daughters are safe. robin? >> all right, cecilia, thank you. let's turn and show you something to put a smile on your face this morning. a big smile. an incredible photo. look at that. that is a 98-year-old from seattle. this is her seeing her son and niece for the first time in a year. >> that expression. >> the face says it all. the hug they shared is a year in the making. indoor visitation restrictions because of covid were just lifted at the living facility where she lives.
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all the residents have been fully vaccinated. a year, but somebody captured that moment. tells it all. >> great to see. we're following a lot of other headlines including new questions into the investigation of florida congressman matt gaetz's alleged relationship with an underaged girl. volkswagen under fire for its april fools' prank gone wrong. the company could be facing some serious trouble. but first, on this april 1st, we say good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. this is not a prank. this is appalachia, new york, near binghamton and erie came up with 4 inches. so yes, spring snow. not new, but coming on today. you got to play with it a little bit, 2 to 5 inches overall. some got more. it will usher in superair. we have freeze warnings from tulsa to georgetown, delaware. warm cities sponsored now by walmart.
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and dry through the weekend. reggie? >> 87 in napa. coming up, the latest on the investigation in the
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♪ back here on "gma." yes, that is demi lovato with her smash hit "cool for the summer." this morning, she's sharing an exclusive look at her powerful and personal new video for "dancing with the devil" and lara will have that. deadly mass shooting in california. four people killed including a child. the fbi is now investigating. this is the third high-profile mass shooting in less than three weeks. also, breaking news in the race to vaccinate.
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pfizer announced just moments ago that its vaccine has high efficacy and no serious safety concerns for up to six months following that second dose. 150 million doses of covid vaccines have been administered across the country. and take a look at this, a superpod of dolphins racing along dana point, california. heading out so fast, the water looks white turning that -- look, outside l.a. so, hey, rush hour in l.a. can really be something. >> even in the ocean, right. >> even with the dolphins. a lot more ahead. baseball's opening day. we'll tell you how fans are safely returning to the stands and delta has made an announcement that they will start booking middle seats on flights again, what you need to know about that, covid and flying. now we get the latest on matt gaetz. he's facing an fbi investigation over allegations of a relationship with an underage girl and republican leaders now say he could be stripped of his
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judiciary committee seat if the charges are true. rachel scott has the latest. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: george, good morning. the political future of congressman matt gaetz hanging in the balance as we learn more details about the scope of the investigation, not only has it been going on months but stretches beyond florida and multiple witnesses have already been interviewed. this morning, the investigation into whether congressman matt gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old sending shock waves through washington. house republican leader kevin mccarthy saying if they turn out to be true he will lose his committee assignments. >> those are serious implications. if it is true, yes, we would remove him. but right now as matt gaetz said it is not true and we don't have any information so let's get all the information. >> reporter: democrats say more needs to be done. gaetz sits on the judiciary committee which has congressional oversight of the justice department. democratic congressman ted lieu tweeting, you can't have gaetz sitting on a congressional committee with
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oversight over the department investigating him. that investigation has been going on for months. it started during the trump administration. bill barr, who was the attorney general then was briefed multiple times, and this morning, we're learning the inquiry into his conduct stretches beyond his home state of florida and that federal authorities have already interviewed multiple witnesses. investigators are looking to see whether gaetz paid for travel expenses for the teen but gaetz denies all of it. >> i have not had a relationship with a 17-year-old. that is totally false. >> reporter: many still scratching their heads over this now-infamous moment on fox news that left host tucker carlson confused. >> but actually you and i went to dinner about two years ago, i brought a friend of mine, you'll remember her and she was actually threatened by the fbi, told that if she wouldn't cop to the fact that somehow i was involved in some pay for play scheme, that she could face trouble. >> i don't remember the woman you're speaking of or the context at all honestly, that was one of the weirdest interviews i've ever conducted. i don't think that clarified much.
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>> reporter: we are learning this morning that gaetz has been reaching out to multiple attorneys seeking representation. he still claims that he is the real victim here of an extortion scheme be a former doj official. that person denied wrongdoing and the matter is being looked at separately, george. >> i guess we'll know soon. thanks. now to baseball's opening day, the first pitch of the new season just hours away. and while fans will be back in the stands across the country things will look a little different this year. will reeve is at fenway park in boston with an inside look at how baseball is coming back. good morning, will. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. current weather notwithstanding opening day is a symbol of spring, of renewal, hope and today there is a full 162-game season on deck. fans in the stands with restrictions in place, each stadium having different rules for re-opening as major league
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baseball and its fans hope for a safe return to its past. >> that's a loud sound. deep left center. see you later. >> reporter: this morning, play ball. >> ball is hit high. and well. to right field. >> if it's fair, it is gone. >> reporter: opening day in major league baseball is here. all 30 teams in action thursday at ballparks across the country. with fans in the stands and covid protocols in place. >> we're requiring masks to be worn by fans, employees, through all our stadiums. >> reporter: each big league stadium institute different policy, some more relaxed than otherses. texas rangers opening at 100% with an option for distanced seating. while the yankees and mets only 20% with proof of vaccination or proof of a negative covid test. boston, with the red sox, some
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of the strictest allowing only 12% of capacity. to start the season 4500 fans will be allowed into fenway park. some seats will be cordoned off with zip ties. everyone will be socially distanced with masks on all game. and in this unique year all ticketing will be digital. making all transactions cashless. walk me through the process of getting my ticket, on my phone, i assume. >> yes. >> i want to go to a red sox game. what do i do? >> you download the mlb ballpark app on your phone and deliver the ticket to the phone. when you show up you show up to your preassigned gate. show the ticket on your phone. go through security and head through the concession stand, you have a nice experience. >> reporter: opening day and baseball in general is about pageantry and tradition. red sox officials say there will be a ceremony honoring healthcare heroes and red sox fans here at fenway park will still sing "sweet caroline"
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in the eighth inning, although no reaching out, touching hands as mlb aims for a return to something like normal in 2021. let's play ball, robin. >> well said. you be careful. a quadruple header including the mets taking on the washington nationals tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern on espn and coming up later on "gma," there are more women coaches on the field this year and behind the scenes than ever before. i had the opportunity to speak to a few of them and can't wait to share that story with you in our last half hour. >> and we can't wait either. we will see that shortly. let's turn to some april fools' fallout. volkswagen under fire for a marketing prank gone wrong. our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us now with more. rebecca, i would have loved to have been in that planning meeting for that prank. >> oh, t.j., this is little sad.
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the first rule of a good april fools' day prank is to make sure the joke isn't on you, and unfortunately, volkswagen has learned that the hard way. it's the prank that could land volkswagen in serious hot water. earlier this week the u.s. subsidiary of the car company announcing it was changing its name from volkswagen to voltswagen. in a press release, saying, our future is in being the electric car. it turned out to be an april fools' joke. >> they intentionally misled people. they had to walk it back. to all attention that is called to a name, i don't know who possibly thought it was a good idea. >> reporter: they were caught up in a global emissions scandal that cost it $35 billion in fines and settlements. now, the company apologizing for the april fools' stunt and wednesday clarifying that the name change wasn't real. calling it a marketing campaign it hoped would promote its new electric car in a fun and interesting way.
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♪ while some pranks seem harmless like petco previously announcing it would plan the perfect wedding of your pooch's dreams, or mcdonald's announcing it was launching milkshake flavored dipping sauces, they can also backfire. one of the biggest issues with volkswagen's fake press release is that it helped them surge 5% before they got out and clarified that it wasn't real. i hope the jokes keep coming but that they're executed a little better. happy april fools', guys. >> we don't have anything planned here. >> no. have you ever been into that? >> i got pranked on this show. >> oh, wow. >> by my wife a few years ago. she had them saying in my ear i was being sent to california immediately after the show and i was sitting here stewing.
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>> reporter: this morning, signs pre-pandemic travel is almost back as airlines report a spike in bookings. delta announcing it will join the other major airlines and no longer keep that middle seat empty starting may 1st. >> we're seeing the demand come back coupled with vaccination rates starting to really soar in our country so with all the demand we're seeing we thought it was the right time to open them up. >> reporter: while some passengers don't like that idea -- >> i try my best to get upgrades, but that's a problem. >> i wish they kept this policy of separating people. it feels safer because you're staying on the plane for several hours. >> reporter: other travelers like mark freeman says the vaccine makes the difference. >> i don't worry as much because i'm vaccinated already but still concerning because i know there are variants out there but i guess being vaccinated gives me a little protection. >> reporter: less than a year ago planes were parked in the
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desert unused, now most of these are back in the air. traveler numbers quickly approaching prepandemic levels. united airlines' ceo saying they're finally turning a profit. >> leisure demand has almost entirely recovered. tells you something about the pent-up desire. to remake those connections. >> reporter: more than a million people flying every day in this country for the past three weeks. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. >> reporter: the cdc says travel increases your chance of spreading and getting covid-19. but has not been able to confirm any case of transmission on a plane. airlines have long pointed to their air filtration systems. in a study using mannequins the department of defense and united found that with a mask on, only 0.003% of particles actually made their way into another passenger's breathing zone. and tsa now getting ready for a massive surge and hiring another
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take a look. this is a college game, arkansas and the ball goes out. it's a home run but the catch being made out there by that young fella. take a closer look there, he is holding a beer and catches the ball in his hat. >> how much did he spill? >> no, he's still drinking it. >> let's celebrate now. university of arkansas, these are my people. >> they are. >> just so happens. >> just so happens that's our "play of the day." best catch you'll see all year. >> thank you for sharing. tory johnson has springtime "deals & steals" coming up. everyone remembers the moment they heard... “you have cancer.” how their world stopped and when they found a way to face it. for some, this is where their keytruda story begins. keytruda - a breakthrough immunotherapy that may treat certain cancers. one of those cancers is advanced nonsquamous,
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good morning to you. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. let's get a check on traffic. jobina? reggie, good morning. we have two crashes, one on westbound 80 at treasure island and one eastbound 80 at treasure island. you can see on the upper deck of the bridge traffic is full and moving slowly, averaging 20 miles per hour on the bridge as you travel westbound. bringing you a live look oakland 880 at the coliseum, and if you are headed to the as game, bart will be running. hey, mike. great day for outdoor activities, the warmest day of the week, and watch out for ole pollen and find shade if
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news, the deadly mass shooting at a california office building. >> sounds like we have shots fired. >> killing four people. the latest on the fbi investigation this morning. powerful testimony. the shocking never-before-seen videos of george floyd's arrest. >> i'm claustrophobic. >> and the witness breaking down on the stand. we're live in minneapolis with day four of the trial about to begin. jennifer love hewitt gets candid revealing the, quote, gross encounters she experienced as a teen star in hollywood. what she wishes she would have done differently. how she plans to protect her own daughter now. make your money move.
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how to safely get into debt. to make your larger than life dreams come true. this couple's strategy to paying off $100,000 to start a family. and a "gma" exclusive. your first look at demi lovato's powerful new music video, "dancing with the devil," as we count down to the superstar's brand-new album. all that as we say, good morning, america. ♪ ♪ good morning, america. we hope you are doing well on this thursday morning. >> it's great to have you with us and it's great to have a nurse right outside who has a wonderful sign and i hope that you can see it. there she goes. there it is. you see it. don't be a fool, covid is no joke. trust me, i'm a nurse. and we do trust you and we are thankful for you and all that are there for us. and because of that, people are
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going back -- opening day, the country's most famous baseball stadiums are getting ready to play ball like america's oldest ballpark fenway where the first pitch will be thrown after 2:00 this afternoon. they're expecting the weather to be a little better by then. there are more women coaches this season on the field and behind the scenes. i spoke to the first black woman coach in the history of the pro sport, bianca smith of the red sox franchise and i'll have that for you next half hour. >> can't wait for that. also, we have something to look forward to with tory johnson. great springtime "deals & steals." these are all from small businesses. >> that's all coming up. sadly we have to begin with breaking news, another mass shooting, this time in california. at least four are dead including a child. kaylee hartung back with the latest on that, good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning, george. this morning, investigators are still collecting evidence, they're processing this scene. >> back up.
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there is a shootout. >> reporter: overnight, an active shooter wreaking havoc at a southern california office building, killing four. >> sounds like we have shots fired. make sure we have a good staging location. >> there was about ten gunshots, the cops are running right there. >> reporter: according to police, officers responding to reports of gunfire at this two-story business complex at 5:30 p.m., encountering a gunman actively firing shots. >> the police came and then i heard a few more gunshots go off. then there was a lot quickly. >> reporter: the officers rushing in and returning fire. the suspect wounded in the shootout. now hospitalized in critical condition. >> upon entering the business and in the area they have discovered four victims that are deceased on the location. one of those victims does include a child. >> reporter: one surviving female victim rushed to the hospital. also in critical condition. the fbi and local police now investigating a deadly mass shooting. blood-stained clothing and this firearm left behind on the
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sidewalk, though officials are not confirming whether it was the weapon used in the rampage. police say they haven't dermtd if the gunman was wounded in shootout with police or if he shot himself. and the motive here is still under investigation. t.j. >> all right, kaylee, thank you so much. to the latest now on the derek chauvin trial. for the first time we're seeing images of george floyd inside that convenience store just moments before his arrest. abc's alex perez is back outside the courthouse where day four of the trial is set to get under way in just a bit. good morning again, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning t.j. after a day of difficult testimony yesterday, the jury this morning started to hear from george floyd's girlfriend, her testimony is emotional. >> did mr. floyd have any children? >> yes. >> did he try to be a part of their lives as much as he could?
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>> yes, he loved his girls. >> reporter: on wednesday, charles mcmillian was on stand describing his attempts to diffuse the situation. >> telling him mr. floyd. just comply with them. get in the car because you can't win. >> reporter: floyd pleading with the officers. >> don't do me like that, man. >> get in this car. we can talk. >> reporter: after first witnessing it in person, mcmillian breaking down x experiencing the ordeal again when the prosecutors played the video of floyd begging for air and pleading for his mom. >> i feel helpless.
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i don't have a mom, either. >> let's take a ten-minute break. >> reporter: earlier this morning, t.j. talked to channa lloyd about the videos shown in court. >> we saw everyone's perspective that day, why did the prosecution want to organize the videos that way? >> because it gives you framework, very clear and conscious of saying each and every one of them he was not resisting, very clear he was unconscious. when you look at each of the officer's body caption, you see that he's not moving, he's extremely still. >> reporter: and floyd's girlfriend is spending a lot of time talk about his love for family and how much he adored being a father. testimony continues throughout the day. t.j. >> all right, alex, we thank you for your coverage. for our viewers, we have full
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coverage of the trial on our streaming channel. now the uconn huskies star. page bueckers, a/k/a page buckets who just became the first freshman ever to win the associated press women's basketball player of the year award. coach geno giving her the news. the 19-year-old phenom from minnesota helped lead the huskies to their 13th consecutive final four. so following the stanford and south carolina match-up paige and the huskies will take on the arizona wildcats tomorrow night at 9:30. you'll see it in san antonio and the winners, of course, will meet for the championship on sunday. >> she is must see television. >> oh. >> must see. >> what a game. coming up here, jennifer love hewitt, she is revealing how she felt oversexualized as a hollywood teen star and what she says with perspective now she wishes she would have done differently. and this couple with tips to how to control your budget.
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♪ ♪ ♪ small decisions make a world of difference. ikea. ♪ raindrops in times square on thursday morning. coming up tomorrow on "gma," emily vancamp, star of "the falcon and the winter soldier," will join us. right now it's time for "pop news" with lara. good morning, lara. >> hi, guys, good morning to you.
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we'll begin with jimmy kimmel and jimmy fallon reigniting the late-night wars. this time it's not ratings at stake. it's pizza. so it started with fallon making a video, making pizza. he was inspired by stanley tucci's hit series "searching for italy." seems innocent. kimmel responded and even got their wives to jump into the battle. >> hey, jimmy, it's jimmy. i saw your pizzamaking video on instagram and it was very cute. you, my friend, are no stanley tucci. let me show you how to make a pizza. so much better than yours. so much better. i mean, not that i tasted yours, but i just know, okay. >> hi, nancy. >> don't talk to the enemy. these are late-night wars now. >> well, it may be war but both hosts, two of the nicest guys in the business, ar now using the pizza battle as an excuse to give back.
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urging fans to vote on the best late night pizzamaker by texting their pick for either kimmel or fallon to 877877. now each vote costs $5 which goes directly to the charity no kid hungry aimed at ending childhood hunger in the u.s. that is a battle we can get behind. also this morning, very excited to share with you a "gma" exclusive. robin, i know you mentioned it earlier. this is your first look at demi lovato's powerful new music video. it's about her battle with addiction. she calls it raw and real. ♪ pray for better days to come and wash this pain away ♪ ♪ could you please forgive me ♪ ♪ lord i'm sorry for dancing with the devil ♪ >> "dancing with the devil," it will give her fans deeper insight into the circumstances you can watch the full version of "dancing with the devil," the video tonight 11:45 eastern p.m.
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on the youtube series. the single is off her album "dancing with the devil." the art of starting over drops tomorrow. and tomorrow we have an exclusive performance from demi lovato right here on "gma." so looking forward to that voice. i thought it would be nice on this beautiful day to show you something so pretty. check it out. cherry blossoms. look at that, guys, in full bloom. mother nature must have known we could really have used it. according to japan's meteorological corporation this is the earliest that they have bloomed in over 1,200 years there. the video filmed from the back of a boat tour in kyoto showing those gorgeous pink blooms just decorating the sky. lining both sides of that canal and giving us something to look forward to. >> gorgeous. >> that's "pop news." back to you all in the studio. >> thanks for sharing that,
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lara. that was beautiful. we turn to our "gma" cover story. actress jennifer love hewitt revealing the, quote, gross encounters she experienced as a teen star in hollywood and what she wishes she had done differently now that she has her own daughter. erielle reshef is back with this story. hey, there again, erielle. >> reporter: hey there, t.j. jennifer love hewitt is now speaking out about her early years as a teenage star saying it wasn't all glamour, the spotlight often bringing inappropriate attention. >> i am -- >> reporter: it's been 20 years since the release of jennifer love hewitt's hit movie "heartbreakers." >> he doesn't look so bad in this light. >> yeah, his liver spots are positively glowing. >> reporter: and now the actress opening up for the first time to "vulture" about constantly feeling objectified during her early career before she was even 18, with reporters often asking her incredibly inappropriate gross things. >> ew. pass. >> reporter: the star admitting she was disappointed tjat much
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of her press for "heartbreakers" focused about body stuff because i worked hard in that movie to do a good job as an actress. >> i feel like a lot of young women in the early ots had to just sit back and smile and accept the fact that they were going to be asked invasive questions. >> he's just out there and watching us and waiting. what are you waiting for? >> reporter: the mom of two saying it really started with "i know what you did last summer." that was the first time i wore a low top and on "party of five" my body was very covered. adding now, as a 42-year-old mother of a daughter, i look back on it and go ew. empathizing with fellow child star britney spears. >> she watched "framing britney spears," the documentary, just recently and she was also reconsidering the way that the media asked her questions or talked about her body and for her that was like now having a daughter, she just couldn't imagine her daughter being asked those questions.
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>> reporter: and hewitt says she's grateful we're living in a time where the narrative is changing for young women in hollywood. george, she says she hopes young women don't have to have those uncomfortable conversations. george? >> erielle, thank you so much. we move to make your money move, it's all about taking charge of your finances, and this morning, we meet one couple who took out a big loan to start a family and their strategy. rebecca jarvis is back with that story. hey, rebecca. >> reporter: hey, george, yeah, that's right. these are big decisions. when is the right time to take on new debt and under which circumstances? this is the story of how one couple did it safely and are now paying it down. meet jeff and mark from los angeles. falling in love in 2011, now married for five years, but the next step of growing their family a huge financial commitment.
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>> it is a very expensive process. it can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. we were ready to take that challenge on. >> reporter: the couple taking out a $100,000 loan from sofi, bringing them one step closer to becoming parents. >> the proposition on taking on a big loan was pretty scary. >> reporter: never having any major loans before, the decision to go into debt made with love and sacrifice. >> it was our family's journey of financial struggles which led us to be inspired to take this challenge on and take it on in a very thoughtful way. >> reporter: this year, overall, personal loan debt reaching an all-time high of $323 billion. >> very important when you're shopping for a loan to know the terms and ask the following questions -- what is going to be the interest on this loan? what is the term on this loan? what happens if i can't make a payment? do you have some sort of repayment options or modification programs? and what is going to be my bottom line?
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>> reporter: so jeff sat down and made a financial game plan factoring in their annual income and monthly expenses. >> if you're going to take out any sort of debt, i wouldn't want to see that to be more than 10% of your take home pay. you really have to remember that you've got so many other expenses. it's about being able to live comfortably in that monthly payment. >> reporter: their best advice to others, turn your planning on paper into action. >> we actually ended up putting away that money every month prior to actually getting the loan approved. >> reporter: and that planning is key. before you take out any new debts, take a look at your budget. make sure that you have at least three to six months worth of expenses saved up for any kinds of emergencies. once there to paying it down, if you don't have that emergency savings account on the side, consider a hybrid approach where you're setting some money aside, george, then also targeting those debt payoffs.
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focus on the credit card debt. that is the highest interest rate debt, george. >> a lot of good advice. rebecca, thanks very much. for more tips on how to get into debt safely, visit our site, let's go to ginger. >> reporter: how about this neighborhood in bethesda, maryland, george. just gorgeous, 1,200 cherry trees line their streets. they'll be tested, though. it was so springy, great weather but a cold blast is coming and it's not slowing down all the way into the southeast it will go. look at the windchills by tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. atlanta will feel subfreezing, asheville, 13, only 8 up into new england. . good morning. welcome to our second day in a row and our final day of record high temperatures. the marine layer and cooler weather returns tonight, and it spreads into the weekend bringing our highs back to average. but it doesn't bring us any rain. temperatures today, 75 to 81 along the coast in san
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francisco and possibly dropping later this afternoon. the sea breeze kicks in with the rest of us in the mid to upper 80s. check out the cloud cover in the north bay ♪ i'm walking on sunshine ♪ time now for "deals & steals" that will have you walking on sunshine. this morning, it's all about spring fling. all from american small businesses. point your cell phone camera at the code on your screen to go right to the deals. let's go right to tory johnson. these capes, not only going to keep you dry, they're quite stylish, tory. >> very stylish, robin. you'll be singing in the rain with these from raincaper. they're stylish, they'll keep you dry. also reversible, packable, lightweight and a very silky soft material so they kind of meet all the requirements that
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we'd want in our rain gear as well as keeping us dry. from a mother/daughter duo. we have a huge assortment you will find online today with prices that start at $32.50. >> if an umbrella is more your thing be blunt about keeping us dry here, tory. >> oh, i see what you did there, robin. april showers are no match for these from blunt. they are compact, convenient and collapsible. and what i love is, they have two specific features. they are perfectly sized in terms of the coverage without taking up too much street space so oftentimes we have this big umbrella and we bump into things and when we bump into things that's when the umbrella gets damaged. this has a 360-degree spinning canopy to avoid damage if it knocks into something. that's pretty awesome too. these are built to last. they are sturdy and today they're $34.50. >> i love that, built to last. these shoes right here, we'll spring into some comfort because they do look mighty comfortable, tory. >> so comfortable.
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from a company called veldskoen, they're sustainably and ethically made in south africa for men, women and kids. they're handcrafted from start to finish using a buttery soft full grain suede from a tannery that's right outside of cape town. you and i both have had the joy of visiting that magical city. the soles are made from 100% recycled rubber compound for extreme durability. they've got memory foam for comfort and even the stitching adds to the design and durability. your choice today ranges from $49 to $89.50. >> that's a great deal. what's this next deal we have going on here, tory? >> gooseberry designs, a sweet woman-owned business. it allows you to bring your favorite place home, on tea towels and stickers to celebrate cities and states across the country, as well as around the world. so you can choose your favorites. we have a really delightful
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assortment online, they're a 100% natural cotton. $2 to $11. >> mississippi is going home with me, thank you very much, ma'am. okay, for spring, thinking of our skin care, that is something to keep in mind. what's the deal here? >> yes, algenist, all of their formulas are 100% vegan, skin care. i got a sample of one of their products called the blue algae vitamin c dark spot correcting peel. it's a mouthful, but i love the results. that's what made me want to bring this assortment to you. that product, plus assorted others depending on your skincare concerns. the target areas and these prices range from $8.75 to $59 and from algenist free shipping. >> if you want to have that spring glow, getting a good sleep also helps, doesn't it, tory? >> this is a boost to your beauty sleep from taft's. 100% pure mulberry silk
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building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. good morning, i'm kumasi aaron. a live look at traffic. crashes at eastbound 80 at treasure island have cleared. 880 at the coliseum camera, and it's opening day. the a's will be there, and bart will be running trains at the end of the game. they are doing it for all night games, and they will leave at 8:00, or excuse
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- i'm norm. - i'm szasz. [norm] and we live in columbia, missouri. we do consulting, but we also write. [szasz] we take care of ourselves constantly; it's important. we walk three to five times a week, a couple miles at a time. - we've both been taking prevagen for a little more than 11 years now. after about 30 days of taking it, we noticed clarity that we didn't notice before. - it's still helping me. i still notice a difference. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. some climate experts say,
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time is running out to prevent disaster unless we seriously change our habits. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ small decisions make a world of difference. ikea. we have a whole lot of sunshine for your commute today. no low clouds, no fog. you can see just a pristine shot from the east bay hills there. cool this morning, but record highs this afternoon. look at that. 81 in san francisco, not the record high, but 83 to 88 in the other neighborhoods, 19 to 21 degrees above average, and those are record highs. sea breeze late this afternoon. we will feel it tomorrow. temperatures back to average this weekend.
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kumasi? >> thank you, mike. another update in about 30 minutes. you can always find the latest on our app and abc ♪n our app and abc avengers, assemble. >> welcome back to "gma." that is the hugely popular "avengers end game." one super fan loved it so much he watched it 191 times. that earned him a guinness world record. we'll put his knowledge to the test tomorrow. 191 times. >> i can't imagine watching any movie that many times. he did it. >> he did it. >> we're going to test him. we'll put him to the test. >> he better pass that one. want to turn now to our series ultimate fashion week.
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after a year of workout clothes, sweats, t-shirts, it's time to take our zoom looks to the next level where we ten to work from home. we're going to bring in joe joee j joining us with styles that are comfortable and fashionable. joe, good morning. why is it even necessary? the sweats are working? why do i need to step up my zoom game? >> i don't know that they're working. a full year of sitting in front of our screen, there's a really difference between being overdressed and underdressed and human spectrum between workout clothes and red carpet. you want to be presentable but memorable. >> presentable and memorable. all right. so let's see if we got presentable memorable looks. we have some of our "gma" staff standing by. caroline, let's start with her and a joyful color. why is a joyful color important? >> well, i mean i think the reality is we spend a lot of time on zoom. i spend six, seven hours looking at a computer on some days and
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you want to exude some level of happine happiness. this is all about color psychology. wear a green or blue if you want a calming effect or you want to brainstorm and be creative, wear purple. just the idea you can put out joy with what you're wearing. that's important today especially when we're all sitting still. and a lot of offices are not mandating people return, so this could be going on for a while. >> it could be. how about right there, smack dab in the middle, a ray of sunshine. that is j.b. anderson and that's not -- she doesn't really wear a necklace like that. a little bold to make a statement like that, joe zee? >> i love the yellow so much, but i think that necklace is too much. i know we went through the whole statement necklace phase but you're thinking about the chest
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up and don't want something so distracting. we're having a conversation and going through a meeting, you want to do it in a way where they remember you but not what's around your neck. and just a side note also what's behind you, there's a lot as well about your personality as well so keep your background as part of it as well. >> we're learning a lot about the personality of our staffers. love it, love it, love it. candace, that is a fitted blazer that she is wearing. what say you, joe? >> i love the idea of a fitted blazer but something with a strong shoulder. when you have a bit of strength in the shoulder, it just subtly exudes this level of authority and credibility. so i always sort of recommend people wear this if they have a job interview on zoom which is very difficult but you can do or you have to give a presentation or there is something that you're speaking to a large group of people, i think there is that subtlety about it that is commanding. you can look at our own vice president now who does a beautifully -- a beautiful job when you see her on the screen
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and she's wearing that beautiful jacket. there is that level of authority that you can get by just wearing a simple jacket. >> i'm learning so much about my colleagues right now. and, joe zee, what's your go to look for the past year? that's been your look and you're about to change it up. >> oh, no. >> we can't unsee this, robin. >> that -- oh, well, i have to tell you after a year of wearing gym shorts and then a suit, shirt and tie on top for all of my zooms, i'm officially retiring that. i'm so over it. i'm done with it. i am wearing real pants, i'll show you. >> be careful. whew! >> real pants, i even have real shoes on. the whole idea is to get dressed. i think we'll slowly enter back into the real world. i think you do that by getting dressed. even when i put this on, it makes me feel like i can start the day. it's exciting and doesn't feel
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like i just walked into another room. >> you are the man. joe zee, it is great to see you again. we appreciate everything, everything. >> i miss you guys so much. i miss times square. i miss all of you. love to you all. >> you'll be back before you know it. >> with pants. >> when we were doing that segment, remember when will reeve was caught wearing his boxers i want to say. okay, they were shorts. i've been told they were shorts. okay. >> coming up here, "orange is the new black" star danielle brooks joins us live.
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back now with women coaches breaking barriers. this season 23 women will be coaching on the field and in player development. that's up from just 3 i had an opportunity to speak with a few of them about stepping up to the plate. rachel and bianca are stepping up to the plate and breaking barriers in major league baseball. >> i had been interviewing for a scouting position. the fact they offered a coaching position was huge. >> the first word that comes to mind is gratitude. >> reporter: rachel, the first woman hired as a full time hitting coach in the minor leagues and bianca, the first black woman coach in the history of professional baseball. >> i know you've had to have
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navigated a lot, both of you. probably a lot of doors shut. so how do you help somebody understand in whatever field they're in to kind of navigate those? >> being an underdog is an advantage and i'm glad that i had a longer path. it's a gift when someone doesn't respect you up front and you have to earn it. it means that much more when you do earn it. >> i have to agree. the challenge is the fun of it. i like being underestimated. it's that much more fun when you are underestimated and prove people wrong. >> reporter: this small but mighty group of women coaches including alyssa nakken for the san francisco giants who shattered the glass ceiling last summer becoming the first woman ever to coach on field during a major league game. >> naturally we tend to just fall into comfort zones and like linear paths and i think what's really the most fun and interesting is when you sort of take a step or a turn off that path and find yourself in a position that has never been done before. >> in your opinion, rachel, what
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will make real change for women in sports, in particular major league baseball? >> it's not only to call upon the organizations and go we need more women in sports, hire more women, but we need to have more women applying. >> reporter: rachel says one way to reach a younger generation is on social media and, yes, tiktok. >> how do i get job as a minor league hitting coach with the yankees? good question. >> i want to be visible for young women, 10 to 20-year-olds on tiktok. i choose to go to them. i understand that when i was growing up i didn't necessarily have any women that were necessarily working in baseball. >> reporter: for bianca it was her beloved mother who passed in 2013 who encouraged her to dream big. >> she was a die-hard yankees fan and would be cringing if she saw me in this sweatshirt, but she loved the sport and passed it on to me. she was the one who pushed me to
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play softball and pursue my dream. >> reporter: these women now ready to get to work and knock it out of the park. okay, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. yankees, how good are you going to be? >> clearly world series champions. i don't think that's a question. next question. >> i don't know about that. >> sorry, sorry, bianca. >> how about you, bianca, the sox? >> we've had a great spring training. i'm excited to see them and we'll be a lot better than people are expecting us to be. >> very confident women. think of "a league of their own." women have been involved in baseball for a long time but to be on the field as coaches and player development, boy. we are just hours away from the first pitch. yes, we are and espn has a quadruple header including the new york mets taking on the washington nationals, tonight 7:00 p.m. eastern on espn. now let's go back to ginger. ginger? >> reporter: thanks robin.
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let's start with this. this is a waterfall that formed off miami beach. they're so stunning. then, speaking of off shore, the cape fear river in north carolina, a fog, with the good morning. how about record high temperatures for the second and final day? the coast, a little bit cooler today while the rest of us are hanging out in the mid to upper 80808080808080808080808080808080 ♪ i'm going to move up a little higher ♪ danielle brooks. you hear that? i will move up a little higher. by gospel royalty, mahalia jackson, considered the queen of gospel. the "orange is the new black" actress, yeah, tasty, she stars
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as the legendary singer in the new lifetime biopic "mahalia" produced by my company, rockin' robin productions. good morning, danielle. >> good morning. how are you? >> blessed and highly favored as you would say. >> i know that's right. >> especially so because you're a mom. you're a mom. >> i am a mom. so if you see a 1 1/2-year-old running around in the set don't be surprised. >> well, how was it during the pandemic? you got some time with her that you wouldn't have normally had? >> oh, yeah, that was so precious. i loved getting to watch her grow up and walk and say mommy and daddy. and i actually took her with me to shoot "mahalia," so it's been a lot of fun for her. she's probably had her passport stamped more than most adults at this point. >> that's a good thing, though. this is great. your first leading role. you're playing mahalia but mahalia's been on your radar for awhile.
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why is that? >> yes. so in 2015 i was in "the color purple" and i was told by jennifer hudson -- she said you sound like mahalia jackson and then later on jennifer holiday came in and said you sound like mahalia jackson and that bug got if my ear and the seed was planted. i said, you know what, if there's anyone in this world maybe that's a sign i should play her. you know, there's so many similarities. i grew up in the church. i spent 25 -- 25/8 at the church. most say 24/7 but i say 25/8. i'm stealing that from kenny lee, our director. so many similarities and so glad to also -- like miss robin said, i can do more than play tasty. there's more to danielle brooks. >> let's hear you sing
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"motherless child." ♪ sometimes i feel like a motherless child ♪ ♪ a long way from home ♪ >> thank you. >> no, thank you. thank you. danielle, people need to know that is your voice. every time you were onset, you were full out singing. though you have that background, gospel is different. then to step into the shoes of the queen of gospel. how did you prepare for that
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singingwise? >> singingwise. i had to take my time and be patient with myself. as you said it's a huge role to fill. most people say shoes but it's a huge role to fill to be mahalia jackson and i just had to be patient with myself and we took a week in atlanta and went over all of the music and i just was like a stickler. until we did it, we ain't got it so let's keep going, going, going, going until we find it and do her justice. >> well, you got it and i hear you have another exciting project on the horizon. you'll join the suicide squad spin-off "peacemaker." >> yes, so much fun with james gunn and john cena leading the cast. having a blast and shooting in vancouver the same place we shot "mahalia." so i'm here for like another seven months. but, yeah, it's been great to like really stretch myself at an actress and i have to take one minute and say miss robin roberts, it's been a pleasure being under your leadership. you're a fantastic producer and thank you for bringing this story to life. it would not be possible without
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you. so thank you so much. >> you're very kind. we were sitting on that script. my other executive producer linda berman, we were sitting on it for a couple of years because we didn't know who could play her. and when we brought kenny on, he knew and it's you and you bring her to life and i cannot thank you enough for that. multifaceted, not just tasty, ladies and gentlemen, danielle brooks. thank you, danielle. you take care. it's on saturday. >> you too. >> it's a wonderful cast. so many broadway stars in it and also denzel and pauletta washington's daughter olivia washington has a key role as well. "mahalia" premieres april 3rd, 8:00 p.m., 7:00 central on lifetime. ♪ oh, yes, up next. clean beauty products for your skin, the environment and your wallet.
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good morning, everyone. i'm kumasi aaron from ab c 7 mornings, and now to traffic. the meter lights on at 6:03, and they have not turned off yet. expect delays if you're making your way from the east bay into san francisco, and also a live picture from the san rafael bridge where it's slow today, especially the center of the bridge. picking up into the north bay. hi, mike. >> hi, everybody. the exploratory camera, great day for outdoor activities, and watch out, the warmest day, and we have high amounts of tree pollen out there. 57 in half moon bay to 81 in san francisco. the rest of us mid- to upper
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the rest of us mid- to upper the it's "live with kelly and ryan"! today, actress priyanka chopra jonas. plus, from the netflix smash series "cobra kai," ralph macchio. and we'll show you all kinds of food to boost your mood. all next on "live"! ♪ and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. here we are. this is we. - good morning. - morning. april 1st, 1927, - good to have you with us. - yes. it is april 1st, 1927. 19-- you know, this day, i don't wanna be cynical, but i loathe april fool's day and april fool's jokes. i just don't-- i'm not-- sorry, dad, i know you like it. i'm just not into it. do you like it? um, my niece was born today, so i don't mind it. - so i... - okay, well, that-- i-- that's different.


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