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your knee on a prone, handcuffed individual for an indefinite period of time. >> what he said about the moment he first saw the video of that deadly encounter. the cdc's urgent new warning about those more highly transmissible covid variants as hospitalizations and cases are climbing in at least 19 states. and now the cruise industry is looking for a comeback. when is one of the biggest lines looking to set sail with everyone on board fully vaccinated? does dr. fauci think it's safe? he joins us this morning. missing mom mystery. the family of this california mother of three who vanished three months ago without a trace, now pleading for answers and this morning, the new details about her marriage. battles on board. tensions running sky high on some airplanes over masks as a record number of americans are flying again. what happened when this family of four was told to leave. and trick play!
>> who wanted to kick that field goal? [ laughter ] >> that is a great question. >> the final "jeopardy!" joke stunning qb guest host aaron rodgers. what he had to say about the unforgettable answer. and good morning, america. a thrilling match-up to top off march madness, baylor university celebrating that stunning victory over the top dogs gonzaga. >> bringing home a title to texas, the first in school history. you see those baylor students clearly going crazy on the football field after the big win. a little too close for comfort for me, though. >> it sure is but what a finale. unforgettable tournament. so good to see after last year's cancellation. t.j. holmes following all the amazing games, and he starts us off with the highlights. good morning, t.j. >> look, guys, this one ended the way we often see a march madness game do, elation on one
side, young men in tears, inconsolable on the other side of this one but, hey, this was a wonderful game, a match-up we've all been waiting to see and, look, there was more than a pna line. we're talking about gonzaga and basketball immortality. an undefeated championship. but this game didn't end with a heartbreaking buzzer beater. baylor went with option b. a good old-fashioned butt whooping. >> coach drew and baylor complete college basketball's greatest rebound and rebuild with a championship. >> reporter: the baylor bears, champions and spoilers, ruining gonzaga's hopes of a historic undefeated season and in blow-out fashion dominating the bulldogs from start to finish. >> the baylor bears, the national champions. >> reporter: and winning their first title in school history. >> it's really like a family like after 30 days in the bubble, we ate together, you know, watched movies together, we did everything together, and that's just a really cool thing. i'll remember that probably more than winning the championship.
>> reporter: baylor guard jared butler was named most outstanding player after his 22-point performance and leading the beatdown of the bulldogs. gonzaga entered the championship match-up undefeated, 31-0, but was in trouble right out of the gate going down 9-0 in the opening minutes. >> jared butler with the drive for two more. >> reporter: after surviving last round's late game thriller gonzaga was hoping for more magic and a comeback. >> give him a chance. >> it's a really, really tough one to end a story book season on and obviously we're all disappointed in here, but, you know, as i told the guys like you make it this far and you're 31-0 going into the last one there's absolutely nothing you should ever feel bad about. >> reporter: but jalen suggs and the bulldogs never recovered baylor's devastating opening blow. >> the city of waco deserves this.
hey, texas, we got a national championship too. the state deserves this. >> the last three teams that were in the tournament undefeated and went to the final four, they lost in the final four that was being held in indianapolis. so something is going on in that town that they don't want an undefeated champion but coach drew, people don't know this, a rebuild and turnaround. he took over that program in 2003, they were under sanctions, they were under all kinds of violations, he had to field a team with walk-ons mostly when he first got there and in less than 20 years the national championship. >> thank you, t.j. coming up we'll hear from one of the champions and the tournament's most outstanding player jared butler. michael. >> all right, thank you, george. now to that pivotal moment in the derek chauvin trial. the minneapolis police chief taking the stand as a witness for the prosecution telling the jury that what chauvin did to george floyd was in no way justified and violated department policy. alex perez is at the courthouse in minneapolis with the very latest this morning. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael.
jurors appeared to be listening intently to the police chief's testimony. he made it clear he believes chauvin's actions were wrong. >> i do, sir. >> reporter: taking the stand minneapolis police chief medaria arradondo testifying against one of his own former officers. >> when someone is in our custody, regardless if they're a suspect, we have an obligation to make sure that we provide for their care. >> reporter: on the stand recalling when he first saw that tough-to-watch video of chauvin on floyd. >> a community member had contacted me and said, chief, almost verbatim but said, chief, have you seen the video of your officer choking and killing that man? >> reporter: arradondo fired derek chauvin and the other officers involved the day after the incident. the chief testified chauvin pinning floyd to the ground with his knee defied department
rules. >> so is it your belief then that this particular form of restraint if that's what we'll call it, in fact, violates departmental policy? >> i absolutely agree that violates our policy. >> reporter: arradondo telling jurors chauvin should have stopped restraining floyd once he was on the ground and clearly in distress. >> to continue to apply that level of force to a person proned out, handcuffed behind their back, is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics or our values. >> reporter: the defense showing the chief pictures questioning whether chauvin's knee was on floyd's neck the entire time. >> would you agree that from the perspective of officer kueng's body camera, it appears that officer chauvin's knee was more on mr. floyd's shoulder blade?
>> yes. >> reporter: but the chief said by that time, floyd may have already been dead. and jurors also heard from the doctor who declared floyd dead. he testified he did not believe floyd's lack of oxygen was due to drug use or heart problems. testimony continues later this morning. michael. >> all right, thank you, alex. we are covering all the latest on the trial. you can watch our streaming channel, abc newslive starting this morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. ay. well, michael, turning to the latest on the coronavirus emergency and the rush to re-open more than 107 million americans have now received at least one vaccine dose, that is over 40% of the adult population. this as at least 19 states are now seeing cases climb. we're going to hear from dr. anthony fauci in just a few moments, but first, kaylee hartung is in arlington, texas, with more on how americans are trying to get back to normal. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning, amy. as we head into a fourth week of rising cases, experts warn
we're in a new phase of the pandemic and with the vaccine rollout first focusing on protecting older americans it left younger adults exposed and now they say youth sports are putting kids at risk. this morning, after a sellout crowd of nearly 40,000 fans packed the stands at the texas rangers home opener -- >> please remember to wear your masks. >> reporter: some in masks, others without. scenes like this concerning who warn covid cases and hospitalizations in many states are on the rise and this time around, the surge is different. >> we know that these increases are due in part to more highly transmissible variants which we are very closely monitoring. >> reporter: the cdc warning cases are climbing among young adults and children who are less likely to be vaccinated at this point. hospitalizations up over 10% in 16 states. the upper midwest had a 23% jump in the past week. >> the worst thing we could do right now would be to mistake
progress for victory. >> reporter: experts say the highly contagious b.1.1.7 variant is likely to blame. in minnesota it's now the dominant strain. >> just in the last two weeks in minnesota we've had over 749 schools in our state where kids with b.1.1.7 or covid-19 in general were actually found to be in school and so what we're having happen right now is kind of a perfect storm. bad bug, lots of opportunity for transmission. >> reporter: despite these warning signs, more states dropping restrictions. today in indiana, the statewide mask mandate expiring, and in texas, at that baseball game fans say they're ready for a return to normalcy. >> we're ready to go. >> we've been waiting a year for this. >> reporter: the scene right here yesterday, it was surreal. we haven't seen that many people collectively cheering in a venue like this in more than a year we heard the same thing,
twofold, many people weren't concerned about covid. they felt safe and everyone we talked to was excited for a day that felt like a return to normal. george. >> thanks, kaylee. we're joined now by president biden's chief medical adviser dr. anthony fauci. welcome back, dr. fauci. i got to start out by getting your reaction seeing that packed stadium in texas last night at the rangers home opener. >> yeah, you know, george, that's concerning. i mean, we certainly want to see baseball start getting back into the style that we are used to it, but you want to do that gradually. you know, a few thousand at a time but just to start off essentially pulling the plug, i'm a bit concerned about that. i mean, they're taking a chance. it's risky. i hope we don't see any deleterious consequences of that. >> how do you make sense of the good news/bad news? right now, we're seeing vaccinations ramp up at such a rapid clip but you have variants across the country, cases rising in so many states. help people walk through what's happening right now. >> yeah, well, i think the best way for people to understand it,
george, is that it really is somewhat of a race between the vaccine and the now essentially evolving more and more of these variants that we're seeing that have a greater capability of transmitting from person to person and likely even making it more serious disease, also infecting young people seemingly more so than the elderly who are likely more protected because they've already been vaccinated to a large extent. so it really is this back and forth. we're doing really, really well with vaccinations now. you know we have, you know, tens and tens and tens of millions of people have been vaccinated fully, you know, we have over 100 million that have been vaccinated with a single dose or partially vaccinated and over the weekend we were as high as 4 million vaccinations in a single day. if we keep that pace up we'll be doing very well.
but on the other side of the coin is what you pointed out is that we're seeing upticks in cases in many states throughout the country with particularly driven by this variant 1.1.7 which has a better capability of going from person to person. it's kind of a race, as i said, between the really, really good news of the vaccine and the somewhat sobering news of this variant that's spreading more rapidly. >> and you said it's hitting younger people as well. what does it mean for parents? what should they do about school and extracurricular activities, sports right now? >> george, what we're finding out it's the team sports where kids are getting together, you know, obviously many without masks that are driving it rather than in the classroom spread. when you go back and take a look at where these clusters are coming from in the school, it's just that. >> we are also seeing at least one cruise line saying they'll have a cruise this summer with fully vaccinated passengers and crew. is that safe? should vaccines be required for cruise ships?
>> well, the cdc a couple of days ago or yesterday i think came out with a recommendation saying they strongly recommend it, but they don't require it. that sort of is interesting. they really feel it's important to get people vaccinated particularly when you put them on a relatively closed environment such as a cruise ship so let's hope that the people that go on the cruise take that recommendation from the cdc and do get vaccinated. >> dr. fauci, thanks for your time and your information again this morning. >> thank you, george. good to be with you. >> michael. >> thank you, george. we are turning now to more on that unbelievable win for baylor basketball. joining us fresh off the school's first-ever ncaa championship title is the tournament's most outstanding player, jared butler. jared, good morning. congratulations. final four men's most outstanding player. so how does it feel? >> it feels amazing. just so excited for our team, what we've done this year and
how far we came and just all the hard work we put in, it's just evident that god is in our lives and it's been phenomenal. i haven't been to sleep yet. i still got the hat on enjoying the moment. >> you deserve to enjoy the moment, and it was so much fun to watch you guys play, especially fun to watch you play, and according to the ncaa you are the first player with 20 points and 7 assists in a title game since carmelo anthony back in 2003. so what is it like to hear that? >> just a great honor. just obviously just, you know, high stakes and being in a category with those type of people, it's amazing to hear that, but i think more importantly, man, just so excited what our team did and how well everybody played and as a collective unit we were just amazing and phenomenal especially at such a high stage and it was just really important for us to come together and just show what we can do. >> and you really had a lot of
faith in this team because you considered opting into the nba draft last year but you said you wanted to come back to baylor and win a national championship. so you felt that this team had something special so why was it so important to you? >> yeah, that's a great point you point out, you know, deciding to come back and it's obviously a hard decision but i think it was worth it. obviously it was worth it. a lot of guys decided to come back and it was like we got the band back together and set out a mission to win a national championship and it feels good to set goals and accomplish it. that's what we did and it all paid off and i think they just enjoyed it. >> the nba is not going to wait too much longer. you are projected first round pick for the nba draft. so how much longer -- you say you haven't gone to sleep yet -- so how much longer are you going to celebrate before you start getting ready for the nba draft? >> i think once it starts to wear off, you know, it's probably going to be like maybe a month, maybe two weeks, i
don't know, i'm just enjoying it right now and just thanking all my teammates, everybody, so special. baylor nation, they deserve it. >> well, you know what, jared, congratulations to you and congratulations to your teammates and congratulations to baylor nation. we appreciate you taking your time to join us. make sure you get a few hours of sleep and then get up and go again. you're young, you can handle it. >> what a nice young man. i love that he's enjoying it. sometimes we all forget to do that. hopefully he won't. we are following a lot of other headlines this morning including those cabin confrontations. those tense battles over masks on board some flights as a record number of americans are hitting the skies, what airlines say they're seeing but first hey, ginger.ginger.- hey, amy, we had some action as far as severe weather goes. 18 severe reports. most of them in minnesota where hail, this lightning, though, captured here.
now today, we've got another round of severe storms but this time it's going to attack parts of kansas, so wichita, salinas, hayes, this is later tonight so keep that in mind too timewise. you may even go to sleep on the far east side of that, and have damaging winds blow through. tomorrow little rock, tupelo, jackson, mississippi, and jackson, tennessee, we'll start to add potential for rotation but most of that will be winds that can easily take down trees too. all right, we'll have much more coming up. local weather is in 30 seconds. first the tuesday trivia sponsored by amazon.
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the stand and told the jury what chauvin did to george floyd violated the department's policy and its values. not often you see a police chief testify against an officer. baseball's all-star game finding a new home after it was pulled from atlanta over georgia's new voting law. the midsummer classic will now be played at denver's coors field, home of the colorado rockies. and we have a lot more coming up including those tense in-flight mask fights caught on camera as we're seeing more people return to the skies and why you may get a bad case of sticker shock the next time you go grocery shopping. that is all coming up, michael. but first that missing mom mystery. the urgent search for a california mother of three who vanished nearly three months ago. her family desperate for answers. our chief national correspondent matt gutman joins us from los angeles with more. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, michael. that mother's name is maya millete and when she vanished from the bedroom of her suburban san diego home, her phone was gone but her car was still in
the driveway, and now three we are learning that on the day she disappeared she filed for a divorce attorney. now, her family is increasingly pointing a finger at her husband. it's been three months since this california mother of three vanished without a trace. her desperate family now pleading with the public. do you believe that there are people out there who know something about what happened to your sister? >> yeah. >> yes. >> they do. >> she just doesn't disappear, you know. >> no loving mother just goes disappearing. >> reporter: 39-year-old maya millete has been missing since january 7th. her family says that the day she went missing she filed paperwork to hire a divorce attorney with the intent of separating from her husband of 21 years. larry. the family says they realized something was wrong when she didn't show up for her eldest daughter's 11th birthday three days after she disappeared. >> she would have never missed her daughter's birthday. >> reporter: the couple were
high school sweethearts but her family says recently their marriage was on the rocks. >> like the last year really having marital issues and he tried -- he is the one that's been trying to work it out with my sister. >> was it your impression that maya was pretty much over with it, done with this marriage? >> she was done, yes. >> reporter: olice investigating since responding to a missing persons report on january 7th. they say larry stopped cooperating with them in february but he is not considered a suspect. in january, days after she disappeared, larry told our abc station kgtv that he and his wife had fought the night before her disappearance but thought that she had just left to blow off steam. he said he became concerned when she didn't show up for work at a naval base. >> i'm just mentally, emotionally and physically drained. >> reporter: her family says
they are growing frustrated with police as days go by without any answers. the chula vista police saying they are activelya continuously investigating her disappearance adding we understand and recognize the sense of frustration. and it's not just maya's family asking for help, police are actively seeking any tips or information from the public. now overnight, we managed to reach larry the husband, he thanked us for calling and spreading awareness for his wife's disappearance but he said he had no additional comment. george. >> okay, matt, thanks very much. we move to air travel. it's picking up as more americans get vaccinated seeing new video of battles on board over masks and gio benitez has the story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning. yeah, more than 6 million people were screened at u.s. airports this holiday weekend and the numbers are only going up but we're also seeing tense moments go viral. this morning, as a record number
of travelers return to the skies, we're also seeing videos like this. >> you're a liar. you're a liar. >> reporter: tense moments captured on camera. a southwest flight attendant telling this passenger to get off the plane after apparently refusing to wear her mask. [ applause ] >> reporter: passengers cheer and applaud as the woman is kicked off the flight. the flight attendant even does a dance and on this spirit airlines flight from orlando to atlantic city monday. >> what did i do? >> i told you noncompliance, you will have to get off. >> reporter: a family of four told to get off. a pregnant mother seen in this video clip wearing a mask with a 2-year-old child eating yogurt on her lap and a 7-year-old with special needs next to her. the flight attendant appears to tell the family the 2-year-old wasn't wearing the mask. federal law requires children 2 and up to wear a mask. but spirit airlines telling abc news it was not about the child, quote, we're aware of incorrect information circulating.
the flight was delayed due to adults who did not comply with the federal mask requirement. the plane was deboarded when police arrived but all of the passengers including that family of four were eventually allowed back on the plane to fly to atlantic city. and the faa telling us overnight that they've seen about 1300 incidents like this since december. but the airlines tell us that they've actually seen less incidents over the past month and that most americans are wearing those masks, amy. >> all right, that is good to hear, gio, thank you very much. well now to that big weekend at the box office with "godzilla vs. kong," the biggest blockbuster of the pandemic leaving a lot of people wondering if this signals a return to the movies. will reeve joins us with more. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, amy. "godzilla vs. kong" literally and figuratively is a monster movie. its $50 million opening weekend at the box office here by far
the biggest of this pandemic era. a big question, though, is that because of the movie itself or because we feel better about going to movies ourselves? >> kong bows to no one. >> reporter: this morning, "godzilla vs. kong" a knockout at the box office. the newest installment in the monster verse grossing nearly $50 million over easter weekend and 285 million worldwide. >> the last ones standing. >> reporter: the film, which was released simultaneously in theaters and homes on hbo max, exceeding expectations at the pandemic-wary box office. >> people really wanted to go back to the movie theaters and, of course, "godzilla vs. kong" with special effects, you want to see that on the big screen. >> reporter: just over a year ago the pandemic shutting the doors on movie theaters globally forcing audiences to their couches, these new box office numbers a hopeful sign of things to come for movie theaters. >> we have unfinished business. >> reporter: a welcome sign as this summer's blockbusters prepare for release.
like marvel's "black widow." >> we have to go back to where it all started. >> reporter: and warner brothers' "space jam: a new legacy." >> i'm a cartoon? >> what's up, doc? >> reporter: both set to release simultaneously in theaters and streaming service. the big weekend resulting in a 15% bump to amc's stock, a promising sign to many in the movie industry and the fans happy to be back even if the experience is a little different in the pandemic. >> the whole atmosphere, the whole feel of being at the movies, i don't think you can beat that. >> reporter: california and new york are crucial to the film industry and both states have been easing their theater capacity restrictions. here in new york we're at 25% capacity in the city but theater operators are urging local officials to bump that up to 50%. that's what it is in los angeles as of yesterday. lots of action in "godzilla vs.
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do to keep your costs down. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. yeah, you can hear the trucking -- trucks out here. i am in front of a grocery store and whether you're doing your food shopping in a store like this one where they've just unloaded all the fresh produce off of these carts or doing it online, it is not your imagination, prices are rising as companies absorb the rising costs of their supply chain. this morning, sticker shock at checkout. whether you're buying your groceries and other staples online or in stores it's not your imagination, costs are climbing. >> we had a suspicion that prices were going to go up, but i don't think we realized how bad it was going to be. >> reporter: according to the latest government data, the price u.s. consumers pay for groceries is up 3.5% over the last 12 months. for a family of four that could be as much as $500 more a year on everything from cereal to
dairy, to meats and eggs, and analysts say on top of the pndemic, truck driver shortages, severe storms and other occurrences like the ship stuck in the suez canal are only exacerbating the problem. >> i don't think anybody realized, you know, the magnitude of issues that we're seeing within the supply chain right now. >> reporter: a growing list of popular consumer companies recently hiking prices. general mills, maker of cheerios announcing it's raising prices to offset meyer manufacturing and commodity prices, hormel raising prices on products like ground turkey in light of higher grain costs. even the cost of a jar of jif peanut butter higher than a year ago because its maker says costs are meaningfully higher but experts say there are ways to keep your shopping costs low, stock up and strike when the price is right. >> you have to think about what you routinely use, and if you see it on sale, you certainly need to buy it in bulk. >> reporter: think outside the box. shop around for items on sale and don't forget smaller stores.
and it is not just groceries and food stuff. other family staples like child care and baby products, diapers, even toilet paper are set to go up in price early this summer. michael. >> quite a few things are affected, rebecca, and there's new technology shoppers can use to help save money. >> reporter: this is the good news, and it works both in stores and online, cash back apps like ibotta will let you save money where you grocery shop and pay you cash back for those grocery purchases. there's another one called basket where you fill out all the groceries you intend to purchase and it will tell you the store nearest you where you can get them at the lowest price, michael. >> all right, rebecca, thank you. who doesn't like to save money? >> i don't know anyone who doesn't. coming up next, our "play of the day." stay with us. (mom vo) we fit a lot of life into our subaru forester. (dad) it's good to be back.
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that is a great question. it should be correct, but unfortunately for this game today that's incorrect and you are going to lose zero. thank you for that. >> rodgers a very good sport. who wanted to kick that field goal in case you need that reference, the moment when the packers decided to kick a field goal instead of going for a game-tying touchdown. this all happened in the nfl championship game against tom brady's buccaneers, this happened back in january, and told the press after the game it wasn't my decision. then he also tweeted last night which i loved, well played, scott. it was such a cute moment. such a real moment. he handled it so well. >> he did seemed a little shocked. >> he was shocked. >> for a second he wanted to tell us whose decision it was. >> he decided that was probably a good decision. coming up next, it's ultimate pasta week.
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>> good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. a historymaking march madness finale. baylor shutting down gonzaga winning the school's first ncaa championship ever. sending fans into a frenzy. this morning, baylor superstar jared butler talking to "gma." the derek chauvin trial. the testimony from the minneapolis police chief against chauvin. what he said about the moment he first saw the video of the deadly encounter. "gma" exclusive. demi lovato getting real about her sexuality. >> i feel like i'm actually too queer to marry a man in my life right now. >> a sneak peek at a side to the superstar we've never seen before and why she doesn't want to put a label on herself yet. medical breakthrough.
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upgrade our pasta game. secrets to the picture perfect sauce, plus, how to get your baked pasta extra crispy. >> a lot of good tips right there. we're going to begin though with that big victory last night for baylor. they defeated gonzaga to win their school's first-ever ncaa title. t.j. holmes on top of it all. >> george, they had a chance, gonzaga had a chance to be the first team in 45 years to have an undefeated national championship. baylor let them know almost immediately. tonight ain't going to be your night and they put on one of the most impressive and dominating performances you are going to see in a championship game. look. the baylor bears, champions and spoilers, ruining gonzaga's hopes of an undefeated season and in blow-out fashion dominating the bulldogs from start to finish. >> the baylor bears, the national champions. >> reporter: and winning their first title in school history. baylor guard jared butler was named most outstanding player after his 22-point performance that included four
three-pointers and leading to the beatdown of the bulldogs. gonzaga entered the championship match-up undefeated. 31-0 but was in trouble right out of the gate going down 9-0 in the opening minutes. >> jared butler with the drive for two more. >> reporter: earlier this morning, michael spoke to butler about the win. >> a lot of guys decided to come back and we got the band back together and we set out on a mission to win a national championship and it feels good to set some goals and accomplish it and that's what we did and it just all paid off. >> sorry, robach just told me i dance when i talk. so let me be still and explain here. we should commend these young men and women because butler, baylor had two covid pauses in the season. gonzaga had to pause basketball operations once because of covid. all these young men and women went through a heck of a season
with covid and they made it through the tournament so really hats off to all of them for what they were able to pull off. >> it's not those twizzlers. >> maybe. >> standing still. >> move, please. >> all right, thank you so much, t.j. we're going to turn now to the latest on the derek chauvin trial and a rare moment, the minneapolis police chief taking the stand telling the jury that what chauvin did to george floyd was in no way justified and violated department policy. let's go back to alex perez at the courthouse in minneapolis with more. good morning again, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning once again, michael. testimony resumed just a few minutes ago on the stand. the police crisis training coordinator keung, monday the jury heard bombshell testimony from the police chief. >> i do, sir. >> reporter: taking the stand minneapolis police chief medaria arradondo recalling when he first saw that tough to watch video of chauvin on floyd. >> a community member had
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♪ ooh i'm blinded ♪ welcome back to "gma" on this tuesday morning. tomorrow, hear michael's one-on-one with seven-time super bowl champion, the one and only tom brady. >> seven times. >> one-on-one. what does that mean exactly? >> well, we'll be one-on-one, you know, we're going to talk, me and him. it's just me and him, just the guys talk. let's get "pop news" from lara. >> hey, good morning to you all. we're going to begin with the brand-new trailer that has marvel fans buzzing today. it's the first look at the new series "loki" with tom hiddleston and owen wilson as a member of the authority named mobius m. mobius. take a look. >> we protect the proper flow of time. >> you picked up the tesorac
breaking reality. i want you to help us fix it. >> why me? >> i need your unique loki perspective. >> do i get a weapon? >> nah. >> loki stepping out of his brother thor's shadow in this new disney plus series. fans are marveling at it. revealed in trailer, one commenting this doesn't feel like a tv series at all. it feels like a high budget movie which would make sense since marvel's chief creative officer has stated this series will connect the dots to dr. strange's movie sequel set to debut next year. for now, though, enjoy "loki" on disney plus starting june 11th. that looks awesome. also speaking of looking awesome, jennifer lopez, amazing, on the cover of the new
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never used. the seller says it's been collecting dust in a drawer since it was given to him as a christmas gift three decades ago. so what is so special about this particular copy? well, it was a rare version of the game that was shrink wrapped instead of having a sticker seal. i mean, who knew? the video game's director for heritage options says, since the production window for this copy and others like it was so short, finding another copy from this same production run in similar condition would be like looking for a single drop of water in an ocean. if you think you have that drop, start looking, very valuable. and finally, we want you to meet apricot. she's a two-faced orphaned little cutie on the prowl for her forever home. look at her. the nashville cat rescue that took her in thinks she is a rare
chimera cat meaning she has two sets of dna that explain the different fur on her face. so cute, rescued from a construction site now being fostered the a local tennessee home with her sister pretzel until they're old enough to get adopted. get those applications ready. in seven weeks, we imagine there will be a long line for these two little nuggets. with that, i send it back to you, guys, in the studio. >> gorgeous. >> yeah, gorgeous, thank you so much for that, lara. we want to turn now to our "gma" cover story. an exclusive first look at a brand-new episode of demi lovato's docu-series "dancing with the devil," the pop superstar opening up about her sexuality. erielle reshef joins us with more this morning. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. as you know, demi lovato has been to the brink and back often sharing intimate details about her battle with mental health, drug addiction and family trauma. now in that new docu-series she's opening up about another very personal aspect of her life.
♪ >> reporter: this morning, demi lovato opening up about starting over. ♪ starting over ♪ >> reporter: in an exclusive preview of an upcoming episode of her youtube docu-series, "dancing with the devil," demi revealing intimate details about her sexuality. >> one of the good things about this experience is that i've used this time to look within and also i feel like i'm actually too queer to marry a man in my life right now. >> reporter: recently calling off an engagement to max after only two months. now demi says it's time to work on herself. >> i'm not willing to put a label on it. i think i will get there but there are a lot of things i have to do for myself first. i want to allow myself the ability to live my life in the most authentic form. >> reporter: with her new album out, now fans looking for clues
in every lyric and speculating about one in particular. ♪ but it's good riddance, you got 15 minutes ♪ >> demi's new song "fifteen minutes" is about her ex-fiance max where she says, preying in malibu, how could you, because max famously after their breakup was photographed by the paparazzi on a beach crying and praying. >> i've had a lot of lives like my cat. i'm on my ninth life. i'm ready to get back to doing what i love which is making music. >> and a lot of anticipation ahead of that fourth and final episode. the youtube docu-series "demi lovato: dancing with the devil" airs on her youtube channel. michael. >> definitely doesn't hold back. thank you so much, erielle. george. we turn to a medical breakthrough, the world's first successful trachea transplant. the surgery changed the life of a mom who nearly lost her life to an asthma attack. will reeve is back with this
"gma" exclusive. hey, will. >> reporter: hey, george. good morning. sonia is full of life. but just a year ago she was too ill to play with her granddaughter and she worried for her life every time she went to sleep. but thanks to a revolutionary transplant she is enjoying living every second. six years ago, 57-year-old sonia suffered a life-threatening asthma attack. e.r. doctors in the bronx forced to intubate her. in the process damaging her vocal cords and her trachea, essential for speaking, breathing and normal lung function. sonia was left with a windpipe that was damaged and scarred and she had trouble breathingand every time she went to bed she feared she would suffocate. today medical procedures have left her with a temporary hole in her windpipe. she needs to cover it in order to speak. >> i think i lived more in the hospital than i did at home. i wasn't able to do running, going to the beach, laughing, dancing.
>> reporter: all these things that make life worth living, you couldn't do. >> i started putting paperwork in to just go into hospice to let me go in peace. >> there's thousands of people that die every year because of these defects in their airway and we have struggled for well over a half century to try to find a way to remedy it. >> reporter: after years of work mt. sinai head and neck surgeon dr. eric genden developed that. a trachea transplant never done successfully because doctors couldn't get blood to flow to the new organ until now. she jumped at the chance. >> i told them i only want five minutes to breathe. that's it. >> reporter: to you the simplest thing, the most essential thing, you just wanted five minutes of it. >> if you can give me five minutes of me getting that good breath in, you've made my life complete. >> reporter: the phone call came in january. they had found a donor.
>> i told my daughters, we need to drop on our knees, i said we got to thank the family and the donor because they are giving back your mother. >> with 50 people involved over surgery on january 13th.for - there were many, many opportunities for things not to go well. it's kind of like all the stars aligned to get this done so it was really a very, very special 18 hours. >> reporter: when sonia woke up she was breathing. and overcome with emotion. did breathing in that oxygen like you had wished for for years feel even better than you imagined? >> it was, oh, yeah, it felt like the whole universe went inside of me and said, yeah, accept it and i was just so happy. >> reporter: now three months later sonia is doing great. her body showing no signs of rejection and doctors will soon close up the hole in her neck so she can speak freely.
>> she has paved the way for thousands of patients who really had no hope. it was her bravery and her belief in us to step forward and do this. >> reporter: there's just one thing left for sonia to do. >> all i want to do is walk on the beach. because they told me i could never do it again. i want to be able to just walk and say, see, i did it. >> reporter: mt. sinai launched a trachea transplant program and the doctor is looking for more recipients like sonia. sonia is going to head to the beach soon and she'll send us pictures, george. >> and we will show them. so happy for her. okay, will, thanks very much. let's go to ginger. >> and, george, i've got to show you these videos out of angeles national forest. this is called the spring fire, 60 acres and got it under control quickly. so ready for that. gusts up to 30 miles per hour but in other parts of california, 97-mile-per-hour wind gusts.
the relative humidity down to 5% and today it's really arizona, new mexico into texas, colorado that has that elevated fire danger. but we also have that heat. remember, chicago, right. their record is 84. we'll be closing in on that number so hot and dry. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. get ready for milder temperatures around the bay, and especially inland today and the next couple of days, the clouds will return tonight, keeping us chilly, and it's going to be even warmer this weekend and dry all seven days of the forecast. 50s along the >>s along the and now to the new book reframing the minds of hardworking women everywhere who want to earn more, worry less, "think like a breadwinner"
breaks down how to build your wealth and teach the next generation to do the same. juju chang sat down with the author jennifer barrett. good morning, juju. >> reporter: when we think breadwinner we still tend to think man even though the world doesn't work like that anymore. for jennifer the wake-up call came as a young mom when her husband lost his job and realized i need to step up and start thinking like a breadwinner. in the 1960s, less than 4% of women earned more thank their husbands compared to 49% in 2018 which means traditional gender roles have simply become outdated. the demographics of women in america have changed dramatically and yet our mindset hasn't. >> the research shows that parents actually talk differently about money to their daughters than they do to their sons and so they're talking to their daughters about how to budget and how to spend smartly and they're talking to their sons about how to invest and build credit and build wealth and those are such critical skills and most girls are just not getting that education. >> reporter: jennifer barrett is
author of "think like a breadwinner" and says society's old-fashioned assumption that men are the breadwinners contributes to the gender pay gap that finds women earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man. >> for a lifetime that adds up. >> oh, my gosh, even a $5,000 difference in an annual salary has this exponential effect over the course of your career and so it could add up to a million dollars in lost earnings which is just astounding. >> and so here's the big takeaway from your book. how do we go about getting paid equally in the workplace. >> yes, we so often are socialized as women that if we work hard we will be rewarded for it. and that is the case in school. but then when you go into the workplace it's not the same. you really need to toot your own hon. it's not just as simple as just walking in and saying, i know that i'm probably underpaid. i should get a raise, it's
really about doing your research and find out what your market value is. what are other people getting paid in similar roles? numbers don't lie. it's hard to argue with data and helps to take the emotion out of it. >> reporter: barrett says it's all about working smarter, not harder. >> organizing a meeting or cleaning up after a meeting or organizing buying cards for the holidays, women are still more likely to pick up those tasks. it takes us away from the work that we are actually being judged on that we're actually going to be promoted on and so it does us no good to be picking up all this extra work. so it's really about working smarter and really focusing on that work that has the highest return and really will help you get that next promotion. >> it's about saving and investing. it's the perfect manifesto for the single ladies and the single moms out there. if you're married and the breadwinner the key to success is getting spouses to pick up more of the housework because, let's face it, the real benefit is having both spouses involved with the kids and with home life. "think like a breadwinner" is out now, amy. >> amazing. all right, thank you, juju, for that. we appreciate it.
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especially this weekend. >> the news continues with gma. have a great morning. ♪ bring it on home ♪ hope you're doing well this tuesday morning. excited to bring in our next guest. >> yes, we are. we watched topher grace for years as eric foreman on the beloved sitcom "that '70s show" and now he is starring in a new abc comedy, "home economics." topher, good morning. thanks for joining us. the final countdown to the premiere of your new show but looks like the cast was already pretty tight. i saw this track suit thursdays. is that the cast members' photos on your track suit? >> this needs sop explanation. because i'm also a producer on the show i kind of -- i love the cast and hang out with them so
much i end up running away sometimes and we have some free time and doing other things and then i started to realize this thing was starting called track suit thursday where everyone was wearing these -- it got more and more ornate track suits and people started making fun of me for not being as involved so i decided to, you know, kind of teach them all a lesson basically and win track suit thursday. >> go big or go home. i understand you all have had a lot of fun while promoting the show spoofing some abc shows like "dancing with the stars." "grey's anatomy," even "the bachelor." tell us about that one. >> i know, hard one to spoof but we found -- [ laughter ] >> -- a way. we did a promo that was really great. funny, it's, you know, abc promo that was doing it. they actually cut the real promos for "the bachelor." so this is me. as you can see they had the real
people come in. >> whoa. >> shots just like the show and it was actually a blast. >> hot. >> this next shot, that's not me. really going for it and immediately i had to slim down to get into character for the show. >> good to see that gym time paying off. "home economics." three close siblings in different economic situations. let's take a look. >> okay, but on thanksgiving all we do is fight. why do you guys even care? >> because it's our special day of fighting. drinking. r special day of - >> i'll fix this. you want to come to church and caicos, i'll bring everyone. >> you're not getting it, man. just airfare or cover hotel? >> everything. >> ooh. >> tom. >> what, no, no, no, sara is right. that's not the point. >> so much fun. you say you're producer on this show as well and have done a lot of movies since "that '70s show." what is it about this project
that made you want to come back to tv? >> well, you know, the short answer is the script is amazing and i love the writing and i love the cast, but the longer answer is that i had just played david duke in and played an evil tech wizard and started getting only offers to play like white supremacists and neo-nazis -- i mean i wanted to try lots of different things in my career but maybe i've gone a little too far in one direction. >> i'm glad you tried david duke because that was an amazing performance in "blackklansman." >> he is an incrediblen incredie to be able to work with spike lee was what that was all about. >> and we've seen a lot of shows have reunions in the past few years. "that '70s show," have you guys
ever talked about that? >> yeah, first of all, everyone asks us all about it. we'd all be into it. everyone is so busy, but, you know, the good news is that cast went on to so much success, it's hard to get us together but we've had our own reunions just us having dinners together kind of like -- i'm looking at us right now. it was so much fun. can you imagine how much fun that was? >> looks like it was. >> yeah. you know what, that was a lot of fun, "home economics," it looks like a lot of fun as well. we appreciate you joining us. good luck with the show. we love your track suit. >> thank you. >> "home economics," it premieres tomorrow at 8:30, 7:30 central here on abc. coming up, jd pardo star of "mayans m.c." will join us live.
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back now with "soul of a nation." tonight's edition uncovers the secrets of the 1921 tulsa race massacre buried for generations. steve osunsami joins us with what investigators are discovering about this dark moment in american history. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. we're taking a closer look at this american tragedy that happened nearly 100 years ago and was kept a secret that entire time. it happened in 1921 and much of the story is now only being told.
a year-long investigation. hundreds of hours of interview, tonight on "soul of a nation," we tell the story of the tulsa race massacre of 1921. the killings here are still a mystery to this day and we'll take you to the search for mass graves. >> this is a murder investigation. one of the most basic things any city government should offer its citizens is if you're murdered we will do everything we can to try and find out what happened to you and really bothers me that in 1921 we had a city that didn't do that. >> reporter: it was a successful community where black americans had agency over their own lives, and it was burned to the ground by resentful white neighbors. we meet the granddaughter of a survivor who tells us both black and white families kept what happened quiet for different reasons. black folks who went through this did not pass down the story. >> for generation.
>> he didn't talk about it. >> right. they kept that silence to live. >> reporter: as part of this investigation we sit down with singer charlie wilson, who was born and raised in tulsa. >> what's up, y'all? this is charlie wilson. >> the band that made him famous, the gap band is named after the very streets at the entrance to the neighborhood. greenwood, archer and pine. >> we all had been told what happened on greenwood in 1921, the race riots and decided to take on that name because we knew we were going to go all over the world. at least i did. >> reporter: when the band was on tour they tried to tell the world then about what happened in greenwood. >> people were just looking at us like, are you sure? i've never heard this story before so i mean, you know, even that we told the story a lot of times, nobody really responded to it because they just never heard of the story because it was forbidden to talk about it.
so it was hushed. >> reporter: you'll hear more from charlie in our podcast, tul tulsa's buried truth available wherever you download podcasts on your phone, for example, if you subscribe now you'll get new episodes every tuesday. "soul of a nation" tonight, andra day from the film "the united states vs. billie holiday," she ends our series with her performance. i really hope you'll tune in tonight, "soul of a nation," 10:00 p.m. eastern, 9:00 central here on abc. >> sounds like a special night. steve, thanks very much. let's go to ginger. >> and, george, i want to give you a little fire and ice so let's start with the fire, the lava feels where they've had tens of thousands of earthquakes in iceland. new fissures erupted from the main eruption, march 20th but now they've got, you know, the area evacuated. so let's go to the ice.
fairbanks, alaska, has not had this much snow this late in the season for 30 years. they've had almost 14 inches since friday and it is certainly adding up and making them feel that spring snow. all right. good tuesday tuesday are waking up mostly cloudy, but a little more sunshine and slightly milder temperatures away from the coast this afternoon, where yo we are here now with jd pardo, the star of the hit show "mayans m.c.," critics are saying this season of the show is filled with even more action, more scheming and more plot twists, all sounds good to me and good morning to jd. thanks for being with us today. how are you doing? >> i'm good. how are you doing? thank you for having me. >> i'm doing great. i love this. this obviously your character is in a motorcycle gang and i've just read that before you took this part, you had never even
ridden a motorcycle before so how did you get up to speed? what was that like? >> that's true. they sent me over to harley school in glendale, california. and, you know, it's a weekend course, saturday, sunday and you do the driving test, you do the written test. and then you have to go over to the dmv and, you know, take the written test for your motorcycle license over there but what i didn't know is that you have to take along with getting your motorcycle license at the dmv and taken the written test you have to retake the driving written test and that i failed surprisingly. >> oh, no. eventually you passed and here you are now. this was a very and is a very taxing role physically. you've had to put yourself through quite a bit. you were eating 7,000 calories a day to bulk up and you worked out so hard that you actually ended up breaking your hand? tell us about that. >> yeah, you know, you're just constantly -- when you're building up, you're destroying
your body. you know, you're destroying your muscles and unfortunately, you know, while you're filming your work schedule just gets really crazy. you're lacking sleep. but, you know, you just keep pushing yourself because you know your responsibility and what you have to create for the character, so just lifting all those weights i fractured my hand and, you know, you just -- not like you got a cast on it, you just got to keep moving on and take tylenol or something. >> wow. okay, so physically demanding and taxing. emotionally too. we have a clip. very emotional scene where ez is giving insider advice on prison life. let's take a look. >> look at me. here you are, the mom, the wife. you need to bury all that. >> i understand you actually had your own gang of sorts while growing up.
want to tell us about it? >> yeah, it was more of a club, but, you know, my dad was a lapd officer for over 30 years and i don't know why -- my friends and i just wanted to start a gang. we felt like, you know, we wanted to be the rebels, our name was the mixed up brothers because we were all different ethnicities, we had african-americans, african-american, filipinos, central american, we were the mixed up brothers and i would literally -- we would try to see what we could do to get our name out. i would walk around with schar pis. what are we going to write on and there was this fear i had with my dad that somehow that lapd, the cops would trace the sharpie marker to my fingerprint and they would find out that it was me and so, yeah, that lasted for about, you know, maybe a couple weeks. >> yeah, maybe not such great training for this role.
i love this part of what you're doing while you're watching the show as it's airing, you live tweet your show so tell us what -- we know twitter is a crazy place, what are some of the craziest tweets you get while you're initiating with your fans? >> you know, yeah, we like to live tweet and just connect with our fans and talk about the story but i can't shake the tweets -- you know, i get so many tweets about asking when am i going to take off my shirt. when am i going to show my butt next? i guess that's a thing. i think i might just have to do it so we can all move on and just get back to the story. >> just put it to rest once and for all but i think you made sure that is going to happen now. jd pardo, thank you so much for being with us. we appreciate. want to let everyone know "mayans m.c." airs tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on fx then it streams the next dare on fx on hulu. coming up, it is ultimate
time to kick off our pasta week. fabio vivani. fabio, thanks for joining us this morning. you're going to bake -- >> thank you for having me, guy, welcome to pasta week. >> i think in our house just about every week is pasta week especially with my girls. today is stuffed cannelloni. you need two different sauces easy to make. >> absolutely, george. so first off we are going to start with tomato sauce. tomato sauce contrary to belief has to be very simple. olive oil, garlic, canned tomato and light seasoning, salt, pepper and a little bit of basil
then we have bechamel sauce. that's where creamy, cheesy sauce wants to be when it dies and goes to heaven. people think it's hard but it's not, it's butter, flour and then you mix everything with some warm milk and salt, pepper, some people add some parmesan cheese. some people refer to leave it creamy and simple. very simple sauce you. > say it's simple. there's always that worry it will come apart while you're making it. how do you prevent that. >> no, you got to add -- you got to add the ol little oil, butter and flour mixture to the milk a little at a time and that on a low fire kind of brings everything together. but, look, it's very easy, if you can make circle with your hand, then you can make bechamel sauce. it's that easy, i promise you. >> you've got the sauce, you've got the cooked pasta.
what's in the filling? >> the filling is -- again, look, not to repeat myself but also few ingredients. ricotta cheese, italian creamy ricotta, chopped basil, salt, pepper, nutmeg. if you want again put a little cheese on it like parmesan or pecorino, once you have it, making cannelloni, it's no task. all you have to get yourself is to be a little lasagna premade pasta shape, grandma approved and then you kind of fill these with the filling just like that, right, you flip it over and kind of seal it and flip it. when you have that we go to the bechamel. you'll get a little oven tray, you put a little bechamel on the bottom just like that so the sauce doesn't make the pasta stick then we'll add the cannelloni in it like that.
one, two, three and four if you want, then more sauce and more bechamel. just like that. >> i imagine this is something you could play with at home. fill them with just about anything, right? >> yeah, you know, george, look, in italy traditionally and because we're kicking off pasta week traditionally we do them with ricotta spinach which, is, again, the traditional filling for pasta stuffed in italy but the sky is the limit, squash, ground beef, potatoes, everything and anything. my grandma used to put mashed potato in it with a lot of cheese and ground pork which kind of makes a potato and meet ravioli, absolutely delicious. >> sounds great. >> then there is a little trick here, all right, so once you put the creamy sauce on it like this, the bechamel, you put this in the oven, all right.
so if you want it nice and crisp leave them open like that. >> good idea. >> 400 degrees and they go there. if you want them a little bit less crispy, you can put the aluminum foil on it and that will prevent the sauce from kind of burning on top a little bit. >> lara, what do you think? i know you have some at home? >> i love it. i have to say, chef, mine is a little on the crispy side. it's perfect. riva and i give it thumb's up, paw's up. >> riva is going for it big time. don't move it away from me. >> this is human and dog approved. [ laughter ] >> fabio, thanks. that was terrific. i don't know if you'll give riva a snack but she looks like she wants it. thanks very much. get the recipe on our website, goodmorningamerica.com and tomorrow morning for pasta week the great carbonara debate
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good morning, i'm jobina fortson let's check in with francis with a look at traffic . it is finally looking like spring break traffic on the bay bridge toll plaza with minor backup. had a couple of earlier problems that caused big delays . south bound 680 at walnut creek recovering. a slow ride from 243 but it is moving as you make your way southbound toward highway 24. i like that shot, it shows how far inland the marine layer went but it will clear quickly and inland neighborhoods in the 70s, 60s around the bay and rob 50s on the coast into san francisco deeper into the forecast as far as the pollen and uv index, it will be
something you will have to contend with. temperature steady through friday and warmer this weekend. friday and warmer this weekend. it's live with kelly and ryan! today, comedian, actor and writer russell brand, plus it's fun, it's easy, it's beautiful. it's homemade wall art. also, a 911 dispatcher that saved a dog in distress is our good news! story of the day. all next on live. and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [cheering] ♪ is my fantasy ♪ ♪ i said ooh ♪ ♪ shut and dance with me ♪ you know, it's a tuesday, tuesday april 6th when ryan is sauntering in. sauntering. -his tan suit. -that was my saunter. is that a tan on tan moment you're having? yes, it is. thank you for the woo, andrea. you are a, um... what is it called?