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g. >> good morning, america. outrage growing this morning as the white house refuses to back down over president trump's false claims saying former presidents didn't reach out to families of fallen soldiers. >> if you look at president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls. >> now the teams of three former presidents are firing back. breaking news, push for a massive recall. the new concerns about carbon monoxide leaks affecting more than a million ford explorers. the "me too" movement taking off. overnight, reese witherspoon speaking out saying she was attacked as a teen. now millions of women sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault. plus, what our new poll is revealing about what so many
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women really face. ♪ somewhere on a beach get ready for our big block party, "gma" and dierks bentley crashing a town for a once in a lifetime performance. we'll show you who is about to get the biggest party of their lives and how they're helping hurricane victims and celebrating first responders this morning. ♪ she's naughty and she got me like you never got me ♪ ♪ somewhere on a beach good morning, america. we are excited for dierks bentley and our "gma" block party. that's the town about to get a big performance and we're going to reveal where it is coming up and all for a great cause as well. >> hurricane relief which is a little bit of a clue as to where it might be. >> you're right about that. first, though that firestorm over president trump's false accusations saying former presidents didn't call the families of fallen soldiers. backlash has been swift and fierce. aides to president clinton, george w. bush and obama have fired back. >> this as the president tries to present a united front with republican leaders saying he and
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senate majority leader mitch mcconnell have an outstanding relationship. this, of course, after weeks of attacking him. our senior white house correspondent, cecilia vega, is in washington with the latest on all this. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. this was an impromptu press conference here at the white house but it is that one statement from president trump where he accused past presidents of not calling those families of fallen soldiers that this morning has him facing backlash from both those past administrations and some of those families. at a surprise white house press conference -- >> thank you very much. >> reporter: -- president trump broke his silence about why he had not yet commented on the deaths of four american special ops soldiers killed two weeks during a siege in niger. >> i've written them personal letters. they've been sent or they're going out tonight but they were during the weekend. >> reporter: and as promised to call the families of the fallen, accompanied by a political attack. the president accusing his predecessors of not making those
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calls. >> the traditional way of you look at president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls. a lot of them didn't make calls. i like to call when it's appropriate, when i think i'm able to do it. >> reporter: when asked to clarify that claim about president obama, president trump had few specifics. >> i was -- i was told that he didn't often, and a lot of presidents don't. >> reporter: this morning, aides to the last three former presidents say that's just not true. former attorney general under president obama, eric holder, tweeting, "stop the damn lying. you're the president." i went to dover air force base with 44 and saw him comfort the families of both the fallen military and the dea." gold star families lashing out too. one mother tweeting, "i'm a gold star mom and a disabled vet. trump does not speak for me and did not speak for my son. he is an embarrassment." also in that press conference,
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president trump side by side with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, a display of unity that seemed designed not just to convince washington they can actually work together. >> my relationship with this gentleman is outstanding, has been outstanding. >> reporter: but also each other. >> we have the same agenda. we've been friends and acquaintances for a long time. we talk frequently. >> reporter: president trump offered this message. >> the republican party is very, very unified. >> reporter: the president even helped mcconnell up the stairs before leaving the rose garden. but just hours earlier, inside the white house, president trump made it clear. he is not going to take the fall for his party. >> we're not getting the job done. and i'm not going to blame myself. i'll be honest. they are not getting the job done. >> reporter: on this controversy over calling fallen soldiers the white house is not backing down. take a look at this press statement that sarah sanders sent me overnight. she says, quote, the president
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wasn't criticizing predecessors, but stating a fact. individuals claiming former presidents such as their bosses called each family of the fallen are mistaken. but, robin and george, i've got to say no one connected to any past administration at least none that we could find is making that claim this morning. >> and that statement itself just isn't really true, cecilia. i mean the president was the one who brought it up himself. he is the one who talked about his predecessors. >> reporter: and, george, this came, as i said, in this impromptu press conference. this was a question that was asked of president trump. he was asked to weigh in on those fallen soldiers who were killed there in niger. why he hadn't weighed in at this point. so this came sort of unsolicited and he sort of seemed to struggle through this answer a little bit. but you heard him there and he is facing a lot of backlash this morning. >> that's why he backed away at the end as well. cecilia, thanks very much. in a powerful speech as you know last night senator john mccain warned americans not to turn away from the world. this while accepting the liberty medal at the national constitution center in philadelphia. mccain spoke out against today's political climate.
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>> to fear the world we have organized and led three-quarters of a century to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems -- [ applause ] -- is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that americans consigned to the ash heap of history. >> mccain who was diagnosed with brain cancer over the summer said america will not thrive in a world where u.s. leadership and ideals are absent. he did not mention the president by name. >> perhaps he didn't need to. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent, jon karl, for more on that right there. no mistaking there who john
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mccain was addressing in that statement and he has been a real thorn in the president's side especially since that health care vote. >> reporter: no mistaking at all. as robin pointed out, he didn't actually utter the words, donald trump, and john mccain has been striking these themes for as long as he has been in politics, but he was clearly referring to the president here, and after the speech, he actually received a warm congratulations from former president barack obama for the medal that speech was about. >> and, of course, he was introduced by joe biden right there. jon, that comes in the wake of this meeting yesterday, this peace-making meeting between mitch mcconnell and the president. the fact they came out there for the press conference shows how desperate they are to try to get something done and put on a united front because there's been so much tension behind the scenes. >> reporter: an incredible amount of tension, george, and just before that joint appearance in the rose garden, just before they had lunch, i had a chance to ask the president in the cabinet room about the words of steve bannon.
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steve bannon has declared war. those are his words. declared war on mitch mcconnell and the republican establishment. the president didn't tell him to back off. in fact, he called bannon a friend and said he understands how bannon feels. >> seems to be trying to straddle a very fine line there. on another front the president said he'll declare in opioid emergency that comes in the wake of this blockbuster report and "60 minutes" and "the washington post" which showed how lobbyists worked with members of congress to reduce the dea's power to freeze these opioid shipments and that's put the president's nominee for drug czar in peril. >> reporter: the president's choice for drug czar was a big factor in getting that law passed and now, george, we have learned he is pulling out of consideration for drug czar. we learned it in a tweet from the president saying tom marino has informed he he is withdrawing his name from consideration. >> yeah, look into are not good words coming from the president when he's talking about a possible nominee or cabinet member. jon karl, thanks very much.
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we move from politics now, george, to those new concerns about ford explorers. the center for auto safety demanding a recall over fears of carbon monoxide leaks that could affect 1.3 million vehicles. abc's diane macedo is here with those details. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this all started when thousands of police ford explorers got pulled off the road because of carbon monoxide concerns. now, ford says the issue there wasn't really with the cars and that civilian models are fine. but the center for auto safety says given how potentially dangerous or even deadly this could be, the company needs to issue a recall. this morning, ford is under pressure to recall over 1.3 million ford explorers. amid a federal investigation into reports of potentially deadly carbon monoxide leaks, the carmaker has offered a free service to reduce the potential for exhaust risks. but ford says it's only doing this to create peace of mind and that its own investigation found the cars are safe. now the automotive giant is getting calls from the center for auto safety to do more. the consumer safety organization is urging ford to issue a full
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recall for all explorers made between 2011 and 2017 writing in a statement, with something this potentially dangerous, the responsible step is a full recall. and if ford will not do it, nhtsa should step in. >> what our larger concern is is that they put it out as a repair program as opposed to a recall. carbon monoxide can kill people. kills almost 400 -- over 400 people a year in the united states. >> reporter: across the country a verse of the suv created especially for police departments has already been taken off the road by the thousands. >> we need to remove these vehicles from service immediately. >> reporter: officer involved crashes like this one are blamed on exposure to the colorless, odorless gas. >> i began to get a severe headache and began to feel nauseous. >> reporter: watch as he plows over the median crossing multiple lanes, then crashing into a tree. over the summer, austin pulled its fleet of nearly 600 modified explorers after 60 officers filed official complaints about
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fumes in their vehicles. >> i almost hit a bus. it scared the [ bleep ] out of me. >> reporter: now, ford says the issue with those police vehicles were modifications that the police departments made after they purchased them. as for the modifications ford is offering they say they will reduce the risk of a potential carbon monoxide leak but say they are not necessary. they are identifying and addressing potential vehicle issues, george. we're going to turn now to the wildfires in california. this morning people are returning to see the devastation firsthand as evacuation orders are lifted. the fires have destroyed more than 5,700 buildings and homes. abc's clayton sandell is in santa rosa with the latest. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: and good morning, george. as you say, the good news is many evacuations here have been lifted, but if you look at this neighborhood, you can see so many people have nothing to come home to. this as the death toll here continues to rise. signs of progress on california's wildfires this morning overshadowed by the first firefighting death. >> traffic medical for a
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possible water tender rollover. >> reporter: officials say fatigue may have played a role in the crash of a water tanker that killed the driver. >> everyone is getting tired. there has been no break for these firefighters since the fires erupted last sunday evening. >> reporter: this is a typical scene here as thousands return home for the first time. the gibson and vella families have been neighbors and best friends for decades, but facing very different outcomes. the america news reports the gibsons' house is still standing. vella's completely destroyed. crystal bell along with nine family members have been living in the rv and have nowhere to go. >> how are you holding up? >> it's getting rough. it's getting rough. it's starting to become real real. i just want to go home. you just take home for granted, you know. it's like starting over from ground zero. >> reporter: still they are feeling grateful. >> is it all stuff or you have your health? >> everything, yeah. well, i'm lucky to have my family here. we're all together.
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some people don't even have that so i'm blessed no less. i can't complain. >> reporter: dmitri menzel has been a firefighter for 25 years. >> i had a shed here and this is our walkway. >> reporter: he is 1 of approximately 40 first responders who have lost their homes. >> i've been on the site helping people and trying to get them through, you know, bad times, and, you know, to suddenly be in that position is odd. you know, i don't know how to react to it. >> reporter: this morning, officials say about 40,000 people are still evacuated. they hope to lift those evacuations soon, robin. >> clayton, thank you. now to floor still recovering from hurricane irma. nearly -- newly released 911 calls reveal the desperation at that nursing home where 14 residents died after the storm knocked out the power and air-conditioning. abc's victor oquendo has that story. >> reporter: this morning, we're hearing for the first time, the
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911 calls that came from inside that florida nursing home where 14 people died after the facility's air-conditioning failed in the wake of hurricane irma last month. >> she is not breathing. >> okay. >> she's on oxygen. >> reporter: leading some residents with body temperatures as high as 106. >> we don't have any air-conditioning so i saw her slouch over and realized that she's not breathing. >> reporter: the nine separate calls for help placed over three days painting a picture of chaos. >> i'm on the phone for the next patient. >> reporter: and confusion. >> how old is the patient? >> trying to find her paperwork. the computer is slow. oh, my god, this is crazy. >> reporter: the nursing home has since had its license suspended and is closed while police conduct a criminal investigation into the deaths. no charges have been filed but now the family of at least one of the victims is planning to sue the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills for negligence. >> now we're hearing the 911 calls and there were nine of them. there's a patient in cardiac
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arrest. there's someone who can't breathe. >> that's right. >> knowing one of those may have been your sister -- >> it's heartbreaking. it's unfathomable. >> reporter: robert's sister dolores suffered from a neurological disease that left her blind and bedridden. she was the youngest victim, just 57 years old. >> we would encourage the state attorney's office as well as police to do everything that they can to bring the people to justice for manslaughter for what it is that happened to the residents. >> reporter: this is memorial regional hospital behind me and it is directly across the street from this nursing home. what makes this even more frustrating for robert his sister's window overlooked the hospital and the nursing home has since closed its doors saying it's cooperating with the investigation. george. >> a lot more interest still to come. okay, victor, thanks very much. we move on to california which is become the first state to pass a law requiring pet stores to get their puppies, kittens and rabbits from shelters and rescue centers.
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abc's becky worley is in san francisco with the story. becky, what they're trying to do here clearly is ban these unsafe puppy mills. >> reporter: that's right. this is exactly a move to put puppy mills out of commission, george, and while some say it's an assault on small businesses, many animal advocates are hailing this as a victory. this morning, getting a pure this morning, getting a pure bred puppy at california pet stores will soon become impossible. a controversial new state law making illegal for pet stores to sell dogs, cats and rabbits from any source other than a shelter or rescue group. >> the problem is puppy mills and this law is specifically targeting shutting down and not supporting puppies being manufactured in unsafe, unsociable and horrific conditions. >> reporter: the first statewide ban in the country, the law doesn't go into effect until 2019. and while consumers will still be able to buy purebreds directly from breeders, the american kennel club is standing up against the law saying it not only interferes with individual freedoms it also increases the
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likelihood that a person will obtain a pet that's not a good match for their lifestyle and the likelihood that that animal will end up in a shelter. but many pet advocates are happy with the ban. over 200 cities and counties across the country already have ordinances like this on the books. and when albuquerque, new mexico implemented a similar law, shelter adoptions rose by 23%, and fell by 35%. >> it is a great law. california is setting the standard and elevating the status of pets in society by targeting puppy mills. >> reporter: the aspca says 1.5 million animals were put to sleep in shelters across the country last year and in california alone the cost of shelters and euthanization tops $250 million. so while i will remain neutral on the topic as a seasoned journalist, my shelter dog nicky
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says she thinks this is pretty good legislation. >> i wish i had lucas here as well. >> the picture they put up looks like our cooper. >> adorable. thank you, becky. thank you. let's go to ginger now. she's -- well, we can't tell you where exactly she is. ginger. >> yeah, robin, a location, a secret for now, but what i can tell you is we're tracking that storm that we were tracking in ireland. gusts 119 miles per hour on the coast of ireland. get to see some of the images and the crashing waves there. if that verifies, it will be the strongest wind gusts they have ever seen in that nation. almost 120 miles per hour. wow. we'll keep following that, and more info on here, but for now, tuesday trivia brought to you by carmax.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco from "abc7 mornings." more clouds but warper than average today, steady lows, mainly clou ti again tonight and still tracking that chance of rain. i promise it's still coming. we of been talking about inv it forever. 65 at the coast, 70 san francisco, 71 to about 74, 75 degrees around the bay. 77 to about 82 inland. tonight's temperatures from 42 in santa rosa to 53 sfr-in coming up, as the "me too" movement grows reese witherspoon sharing her very personal story, what she said last night in front of a crowd. sharing her very personal story, what she said last night in front of a crowd. your old magic set? (sigh) and this wrestling ticket. which you still owe me for.
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i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." sky 7 is live over breaking news in santa cruz county. another brush fire has broken out in the area of bear creek road. mandatory evacuations are under way in that area. you see those streets on our map right now. there are evacuations in the deer creek road areas. right now the fire at 125 acres. cal fire says it's threatening about 100 homes. shelters are set up at boulder creek elementary and lakeside elementary. alexis has traffic. those roads in a rural area. >> they are. an update from santa cruz sheriffs soshg taking you into that stretch there, it's on our traffic maps, it is a very
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mountainous area between highway 17 and highway 9. so bear creek closures, this is highway 9 at bear creek, 35 at bear creek, hawk ridged a bear creek and deer creek at bear creek. that is the latest of about five minutes ago.
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some good news at least weather-wise for the bear fire. it's been calm this morning allowing them to at least keep the containment going of 125 acres. winds will pick up a rit v little, 11 miles per hour, a little warmer at 7 but to nothing outrageous there. chance of rain thursday and friday. >> much welcomed rain. thank you. coming up, a new study veals how young football players take harder hits to the head than previously known. that is next on "gma."
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♪ i'm somewhere on a beach sipping something strong ♪ ♪ got a new girl somewhere, somewhere. doesn't look like a beach but it is somewhere here in the united states. our big block party this morning. dierks bentley is going to play. starting to fill up there. >> it is. >> that's where you can see how excited everyone is because dierks bentley, there he is, getting ready to perform live this morning. we're going to tell you exactly where this is in just a bit. >> he's one of the nicest guys out there. i got to tell you. also right now president trump facing backlash for his false claims saying former presidents did not call families of fallen soldiers. aides to presidents clinton, george w. bush and obama have all fired back. and nfl owners will meet with representatives from the
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players union in new york today to discuss the national anthem and players who protest racial inequality by taking a knee. we'll kick off this half hour with the me too movement growing this morning. remember alyssa milano started it all inspiring millions to share their personal stories of sexual harassment and assault and last night reese witherspoon, you see her right there, she spoke out, amy, sparking a real national conversation. >> this has been a powerful movement. a new abc news/"washington post" poll reveals an estimated 33 million american women have been sexually harassed and estimated 14 million have experienced sexual abuse in work-related incidents. that me too movement and reaction to the harvey weinstein scandal exploding overnight. the latest headline coming from reese witherspoon. >> reporter: this morning, reese witherspoon in an explosive speech, speaking out about sexual abuse she suffered at just 16 years old by a hollywood director. the actress revealing this at the elle women in hollywood event saying, i feel true
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disgust at the director who assaulted me when i was 16 years old, and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment. i wish that i could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career but sadly it wasn't. i've had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault and i don't speak about them very often. her daughter listening in the audience. at the same event, jennifer lawrence talking as well. she was told she must lose 15 pounds in two weeks and asked if she would star in a pornographic movie. this morning, millions of women across the country and around the world are sharing their experiences with sexual harassment and abuse online, using the #metoo. in less than 24 hours, there
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have been over 12 million me too posts on facebook, and over 650,000 on twitter. the movement started by actress alyssa milano asking her twitter followers to reply me too and share their stories. if all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote me too as a status we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. she writes. >> once five women, ten women, 20 women tell their stories about what's happened to them it makes other women feel more courage to be able to say this happened to me too. >> reporter: my law milano telling abc news, if through that gift of fundamental support we can highlight the rampant nature of sexively, sexual harassment and sexual abuse maybe we can change the culture that has nurtured this behavior and change it. reese witherspoon also saying last night that hearing all of these stories from women over the past couple of days is what has made her want to speak up and she said, i actually felt less alone this week than i have ever felt in my entire career and she went on to say she's
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really encouraged that there will be a new normal because of these conversations. let's hope so. >> well, trying to create an entirely different culture. the point that both of them make not these men acting in this bad way but it was also an entire culture that supports them. >> telling them to be quiet and silent. >> it is part of it and gabrielle union is going to join us in our next hour, and she has a story to tell as well. new concern about safety in the sky after a drone collided with a commercial plane for what's believed to be the first time. the faa is calling for emergency action and gio benitez has those details. >> reporter: good morning. listen we've heard the dangers of birds hitting planes. now imagine a piece of mechanical equipment like this hitting a plane. it's exactly the scenario that experts have been warning about and now we've seen it. this morning, investigators are looking into the first ever collision between a commercial plane and a drone. officials say the drone slammed into a plane carrying six passengers and two crew members as it was about to land in
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quebec city thursday. >> this should not have happened. that drone should not have been there. >> reporter: this incident just the latest in a series of close calls between drones and aircraft. >> we almost got hit by a drone. just to let you know up here, just about 20 feet. >> reporter: with more than 250 drone-related safety issues reported every month, that is up by more than 50% from last year. the faa is now speaking new emergency action to ensure more green flight plans are reviewed before takeoff. >> it was just off our left side maybe 100 feet away. >> if you're flying a drone around an airport, you're putting people in danger. >> reporter: it's not just commercial planes. federal safety officials are looking into an incident from last month when a drone hit the wing of an army helicopter that was flying security for a meeting for the united nations. officials in california even arresting a drone pilot after his drone allegedly delayed some life-saving operations while trying to put out those massive fires.
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>> as drones continue to get bigger, more sophisticated, heavier, wider, they're going to present an ever greater danger to the flying public. any time an airplane runs into an inanimate object, heavy object it's not going to do any good and could eventually bring down an airplane. >> reporter: a scary thought, indeed. as for that latest incident incredibly no one was hurt and the plane sustained only minor damage. but they were really lucky because these are pretty big. >> uh-huh, they are. they are. and as we just heard they can possibly take down a commercial airplane which is just frightening to think about. >> absolutely. >> gio, thanks very much. coming up here, cruise ship mystery. a family demanding answers after an 8-year-old fell to her death. oh, you brought butch. yeah! (butch growls at man) he's looking at me right now, isn't he? yup. (butch barks at man) butch is like an old soul that just hates my guts. (laughs)
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(phone hangs up) ♪ ♪ yeah i love you too. ♪ ♪ we are back with the search for answers after an 8-year-old girl fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in miami. police are now investigating and abc's linsey davis has the story. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. justice and answers. that's what the family of 8-year-old zion smith says they're looking for this morning. the little girl just returned from a week-long trip to the caribbean when the unthinkable happened. her family says they think overzealous passengers eager to get off the ship may have led to her death. this morning, carnival cruise line and investigators are trying to determine just how 8-year-old zion smith's family vacation ended in her tragic death. she had just finished a seven-day caribbean cruise with her family. the carnival "glory" docked at this miami port when she fell
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over a railing from an interior floor landing 20 feet below. abc news obtained these photos showing the immediate aftermath. >> i went running down and checked for pulses. she had no pulse. >> reporter: her family tells abc affiliate, wplg they believe passengers getting off of a crowded elevator as they prepared to disembark may have been to blame. pushing as they exited and inadvertently shoving the girl forward. >> we were on the ship and it was just kind of devastating and she was on the seventh floor and just looked down and seen a body falling and just collapsed. >> reporter: zion transported to a miami area hospital saturday eventually succumbing to her injuries. now this morning zion smith's family wants answers. reportedly telling our affiliate wplg they're hiring an attorney and planning to meet with carnival cruise representatives. >> we just need some justice, and we need some answers.
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once we get that, we can move forward. >> reporter: carnival cruise tells abc news in a statement, our most heartfelt care and concern is with the family at this very difficult time. declined to answer questions about the investigation which is now being led by the miami-dade police. the ship has now been turned back over to carnival cruise lines and is currently out on another cruise. meanwhile, the investigation into just what caused zion to lose her life continues. relatives say she was just out of eyesight for a few seconds and witnesses say they could hear her mom screaming, oh, my baby, my baby, as she fell. i mean just can't imagine. >> as you said they want justice and answers. >> trying to figure out what happened. >> that's right. we'll be right back.
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all righty, back with our big board and a fitting story as we get closer to halloween. could horror movies be saving hollywood? >> they don't cost all that much to make but scoring big at the box office. the latest champ "happy death day." nick watt here with a look at their success. >> reporter: "happy death day" right now exploding all expectations slaying all competition. >> somebody is going to kill me tonight. >> reporter: sort of "groundhog day" but terrifying scooping $26 million over the weekend on a measly $4.8 million budget. number one movie over the weekend. comparison, the also excellent "blade runner 2049" cost 30 times that to make and limped in a very distant second at the weekend box office. >> i want to ask you some
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questions. >> reporter: horror, hollywood's savior in an otherwise dismal year. stephen king's "it" still killing it, taking over $300 million and counting. why do people still like horror on a big screen and watching in a crowd? and earlier in the year "get out," jordan peele's shoestring budget also reaped over 250 million bucks. >> yo, sorry, man. >> get out. >> reporter: horror is so hot right now. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> and we're back with our friend larry hackett, managing of 1010 media and i know you spoke to one of the producers of "happy death day" and "get out." huge successes. are they surprised by them? >> they have a formula. and that is you have a very small budget, $5 billion, and you get talented screen writers and directors and you give them their room. we know how hollywood works, the bigger budget the more people get involved and can you not
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have a creative, clever horror picture or any picture with lots of studio notes. at $5 million the stakes are low so they don't have those problems and get these clever movies that people are loving to see. >> why are people loving to see these? >> it goes back to the whole idea of how horror stories work. getting in the dark and having -- and sharing that experience makes it so wonderful. teenagers forever will be doing this. 60% of the audience of "happy death day" were under 25 years old. >> that's part of it right there. so many other movies you can wait till they come but you don't have that shared experience. >> in tv they say it's award shows and sports. in the movies it's comedies and horror stories you have to go. to share them in the dark is a better experience. >> i love when you combine the two, comedy and horror, okay. tyler perry's -- horror, horror. tyler perry's, "boo2." coming out this friday. >> also coming out this friday, "snowman," and coming doubt road, "jigsaw." >> "the snowman" is scary. >> saving hollywood's box office. >> i'll see madea. thanks. we have a parenting alert coming up. a new report about a youth football and which positions are
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back here on "good morning america." what a beautiful morning in that secret place we're not telling you where we are yet. not quite yet. this is one group that has dierks bentley in your backyard. you said you have to come here. >> this is the best neighborhood in america, and i have the best neighbors in america. i knew it when i saw this contest was coming out. >> a lot of fans, right? i know coop, you got the talk to him a little bit. >> i did. we had about a 15-second chat, but we went deep, and i think we're buds now. >> bffs forever for sure, and i don't want to tell you where we are, but we're pretty far south, and it's cool this morning. isn't it? look at you with your kitten hat on. it is chilly, but it's not just chilly here. that cold front made its way through there, and there are 14
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hi. good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." sky 7 is live right now over breaking news we continue monitoring in santa cruz. fire officials tell us forward progress of the 125-acre bear fire has stopped. the flames burning in the area of bear creek canyon road. there are mandatory evacuations right now. it's been more of a canyon fire because of the light winds. we haven't seen bridge jumping or anything like that. that's how it will be most of the day. north wind maybe 11 later on. 45 in santa rosa, 62 in san francisco right now. temperatures 60s at the coast, 70s around the bay, 80s inland. one of our storm impact scale, light thursday and friday. >> glad to see that come back. a quick check of traffic, westbound 92 finally all clear for that crash past the high-rise. now we have a new problem on
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it's 8:00 a.m. outrage over president trump's false claims saying former presidents didn't reach out to families of fallen soldiers. >> if you look at president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls. >> now the teams of three former presidents firing back. are you about to get hacked? millions of people who use smartphones, tablets and laptops are at risk this morning. the new warning about your wi-fi. why you could be vulnerable and how hackers potentially see everything you do online. new this morning, just how dangerously hard are those hits to the head for youth football players? researchers track 9 to 12-year-olds. which position is most perilous for your kid to play? gabrielle union live. the star of "being mary jane" with the raw and revealing
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memoir making headlines with her battles with infertility and ivf. why she said you'll need more wine for all of it. ♪ somewhere on a beach and, get ready to go country. dierks bentley is about to pop up. will he hit your block? our live "gma" blockbuster concert, it's our ultimate block party that is about to start right now as he says -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] and good morning, america. welcome back this tuesday morning. that crowd is getting pretty big. >> yes, indeedy. and rightfully so. it's not every day you wake up to a country megastar right outside your home like that a we want to say hello to the folks in austin, texas, where we are. and rattan creek neighborhood.
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they have been coming together for the past 12 years. they have been coming together for games, cookoffs, water balloon fights and more, and raising money to help those affected by hurricane harvey. and excited, dierks is, to throw the ultimate block party. >> we'll have a lot more on that coming up. first that backlash over president trump's false comments where he accused past presidents of not calling families of fallen soldiers. let's go back to our senior white house correspondent, cecilia vega. >> reporter: good morning to you. this came in an answer to a question about why the president had not yet commented on the deaths of four special ops american soldiers who were killed two weeks ago in niger. the president basically said he wrote letters to their families. he said he planned to call them and with that, take a listen, came the political attack. >> the traditional way, if you look at president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls.
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a lot of them didn't make calls. i like to call when it's appropriate, when i think i'm able to do it. >> reporter: so major pushback this morning from gold star families and aides to the past -- the three past presidents who say it's just not true. take a look at this. this is a tweet from eric holder, the former attorney general under president obama. he tweeted, stop the damn lying. you're the president. the white house says the president wasn't criticizing his predecessors but, george, the president has a press conference here at the white house today. another press conference and you can bet this is going to be a big part of that. >> cecilia, maybe they don't have an answer but any idea they saying at all where the president may have gotten this idea from? >> reporter: no, george, they have not yet said that. but as i said, this came as a question to him at the white house at this press conference yesterday about why he had not yet commented on the deaths of these four fallen soldiers. and he really seemed to struggle through the answer and backtracked a little bit but no idea where this came from. >> the default position was to blame others. cecilia vega, thanks very much. overnight, the coast guard
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suspended the search for a missing oil worker after that massive explosion near new orleans. crews searched more than 90 square miles for the 44-year-old in lake pontchartrain. five other workers were seriously injured. the coast guard reported there are no signs of any pollution but will continue to monitor the area, but our heart goes out to the family of the 44-year-old who, as they say, they've given up the search. now to a new warning about your security online. computer experts have discovered a security flaw that puts just about every wi-fi connection at risk. our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas is in washington with those details. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: robin, foreiggood morning. millions of people who use smartphones, tablets and laptops are at risk. especially those who don't routinely update their operating systems. computer experts have identified a serious vulnerability in any technology that connects to wi-fi, basically allowing hackers to trick your device
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into thinking you're just fine. they can view everything you're doing online, from web browsing to viewing e-mails and photographs, and if they inject malware they can get access to passwords and credit card numbers. microsoft announced yesterday they've sent a patch to users. google, apple and samsung say they have developed fixes they will be rolling out in coming weeks. when you get notifications on your devices saying it's time for an update, homeland security officials say don't ignore it, do it. >> guilty. i ignore it. now you're right. we'll do that. thank you, pierre. coming up, a parenting alert. a new report about youth football. it shows how dangerously hard those hits can be, and positions most at risk. and actress gabrielle union is here live opening up about her new book and also about her "me too" experience and her hit show. lara, what else you have upstairs? >> hello, robin. we have an amazing audience as always. [ cheers and applause ] and take a look at what's going on in austin, texas. they are waking up to the block party of their dreams.
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[ applause ] wow! tuesday morning. great to have everybody here with us. how about that "gma" block party for a very special neighborhood there in austin. [ cheers and applause ] dierks bentley is there. he is warming up for his big performance and, boy, they're having a good time. we'll get to that just ahead but
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first here back in new york city, "pop news" with lara spencer. [ cheers and applause ] good morning to you all. good morning to you. beginning with great news, wedding bells for michael fassbender and alicia vikander who tied the knot this weekend in ibiza, spain. is it ibiza? >> sure. >> it was a tiny top secret ceremony in the glitzy spanish island. sources saying the notoriously private couple exchanged vows at le grand farm resort surrounded by close friends and family, everyone enjoying a day at the beach and then boarding a sunset cruise for some food, champagne and dancing. the happy couple fell in love on the set of the film "the light between oceans" in 2014 where they got to practice playing husband and wife. >> ah. >> congratulations. yeah. beautiful couple. also in the news this morning -- ♪ if i could turn back time >> it feels like we are turning back time. go ahead, robin.
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with this news, cher confirming she is coming back to the big screen, everybody, so happy to hear. [ applause ] she has officially signed on for the sequel of "mama mia." it's called "mamma mia: here we go again." it's been seven years since she was on the big screen in the movie "burlesque." forgot about that. and this time around, her wardrobe might be even more over the top like these sparkly, platform boots. she posted this picture over the weekend. she's really excited about this. the 71-year-old will join the original cast including meryl streep and colin firth. no other details being released about cher's involvement. an executive on the film says, cher is our secret weapon. it will spoil the fun if we give anything else away. >> did you say 71 years old? >> yes. >> incredible. >> no way. >> age is just a number, baby. >> yes, that's true. >> thank goodness.
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then finally -- bill murray also in the news. a true renaissance man of many talents who is keeping busy these days. he is a singer now, i don't know if you guys know. performing at carnegie hall making his debut performance last night alongside german cellist jan vogue ler available to assist at cubs games. should you need help. this couple was sitting next to murray, and they asked the funny, nice guy to share some important news with their parents. take a look. >> hey, i got news for you. you're going to be grandparents. >> we're having a baby! >> oh, can you imagine? >> he's the best. >> that's cute. >> there he is. murray sang "take me out to the ball game" in the seventh inning stretch because obviously the man is game as we've mentioned and can do anything. >> yes. >> by the way, he has many shows, if you'd like to see him sing, he has performances around
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the country out, and then he has an album out called "new world". this singing thing, he's gotten very interested in classical music and it's a real cacophony of various music styles accompanied with classical musicians. bill murray, renaissance man. >> i need to hear that. >> yeah, okay. >> that's all i have. i can't top that. >> thank you, lara. [ applause ] we do have a "gma" parenting alert now. it's actually a very troubling new report on youth football and it details the force of those hits which players are most at rick. ta risk. take a look. the game may be pee-wee, but the hits can be major. and this morning, a new study released overnight is warning just how dangerously hard those impacts can be in youth football. >> what this study focuses on is where that exposure to head impact occurs. >> reporter: researchers at virginia tech followed 45 youth football players ages 9 to 12 attaching sensors though their
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helmets to measure how much force is hitting them. hits considered high magnitude are ones that strike with 40 times the force of gravity or more. researchers found that of the more than 7,500 hits youth players in the study experienced, 8% of them were high magnitude. they also found that those most dangerous hits were most likely experienced by players in positions like quarterback, running back and linebacker and that players also experienced greater high magnitude head impacts while playing in an actual game as opposed to practices. >> understanding head impact exposures is an important part in reducing the incidence of concussion so if we identify high-risk situations we can make recommendations that maybe that shouldn't be part of youth football. >> reporter: 44 million kids play youth sports in the u.s. with concussions for those under 18 hitting as high as 1.9 million. then-senior quarterback brett kramer falling victim to that
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staggering statistic. >> my head was ringing. i couldn't focus on anything. >> reporter: researchers say they hope the study brings a better understanding of what causes concussions in kids to help prevent injury and to eliminate certain drills and plays that increase risk to young players. >> well, there's still a lot to learn. this study was small. we only looked at two teams and every team is different so you really need to study youth football across the u.s. to truly understand where these head impacts are coming from. >> reporter: again, just to give everyone an example, in that report we talked about helmet sensors measuring a hit at 40g or that's 40 times the force of gravity. the author said in the study, that force of impact is equal to the hardest amount of force someone can take from a car crash and still be able to walk away without any physical injuri injuries, but it's so alarming and as you heard more studies need to happen. >> whoo. >> got to be careful. okay. amy, thanks very much. we move on to a new documentary about george michael. of course, he died last december and this gives an inside look at his life that includes never
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before seen footage and interviews with celebs including the supermodels behind that famous "freedom" video, and t.j. holmes has the story. >> you remember that video? he was not in it. he had five supermodels instead. that was his way of stepping out of the limelight wanting to reclaim some of his privacy but he directed this new documentary and now after his death, we're getting to see some parts of his private life that he was finally willing to share. ♪ wake me up before you go go >> reporter: with his unmistakable voice -- ♪ baby >> reporter: george michael pushed the boundaries of pop. ♪ the way i dance with you >> reporter: even as his career was riddled with reports of drug abuse and ultimately cut short by his sudden death last christmas. but now a new picture of the troubled star is emerging. a picture george michael himself wanted the world to see. in a new documentary called "george michael: freedom" a film narrated, edited and co-directed by the legendary musician that premieres this saturday on showtime.
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>> the number of people who come up to me and say, oh, you don't know how much you helped me when i lost this person. >> reporter: his directing partner and lifelong friend, david austin, says the george michael we knew was not the whole picture. what is it in this film now people are going to get out and be surprised, well, i didn't know that? >> they'll see george in his own words never seen before, never talked about before, you'll see a side of george that nobody has seen before. >> reporter: in an exclusive clip we get a look behind the scenes of george michael's most iconic music video "freedom." >> it's something we can all look back on, my girls as he called us and look at that with great memories. >> reporter: starring five of the most famous supermodels of the '90s. >> if the song comes on anywhere in the car or at a club or whatever, i do -- it transports me back to that time. ♪ give what you give what you give ♪
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>> reporter: why did he want that for that video? >> i think the supermodels, i think the five supermodels were a pretty good alternative to just one guy in a video, as he put it, you know. >> it became this iconic and game-changing video even. >> it did. you had the mtv thing happening at the time so it was explosive. >> reporter: that video a career high but also the beginning of george michael's exit from the limelight. he refused to promote his 1990 album "listen without prejudice," choice that led to a highly publicized battle with his record label sony. would he have been promoting this movie? >> no. words to the effect of i didn't promote it the first time so why am i going to promote it now. >> you still don't think he would have done it. >> no. >> "george michael: freedom" you can see it, it premieres saturday on showtime and it's fantastic. >> absolutely. >> love it. let's go back to ginger in austin. >> hey, here we are just a casual hanging out with the neighborhood. no worries because it's time for your "gma" moment. a little positivity and smile
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and for this one we go to a place that is feeling way more fall even than it is here, and that would be raymond, new hampshire where we find little wyatt, who is 12 months, see ing leaves for the first too much. this is his first little experience and his grandmother took this video and said he's just dancing and singing. singing in the leaves. isn't that so sweet? ah. oh, you can hear him. i love it. send your "gma" moment to my facebook page. we want to honor you and all your happiness. that's the big picture. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco from "abc7 mornings." more clouds but warper than average today, steady lows, mainly clou ti again tonight and still tracking that chance of rain. i promise it's still coming. we of been talking about inv it forever. 65 at the coast, 70 san francisco, 71 to about 74, 75 degrees around the bay. 77 to about 82 inland. tonight's temperatures from 42 in santa rosa to 53 sfr-in
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look who's here. gabrielle union. [ applause ] i love me some "being mary jane." she's known for that. also part of the hollywood and sports supercouple, married to d-wade, dwyane wade. she has a powerful, it's beautiful, it's a memoir that is out already making headlines about her challenges with infertility and ivf. and what she is saying about darker issues, she has dealt with such incredible grace. i thought i knew you, girl, and then i read this. thank you. thank you. you've got us -- you really -- it's so relatable to so many people and i want to start with what reese witherspoon said overnight. she's another one that said me too. you have been very outspoken from the get-go on what you have
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faced with sexual assault and rape. >> yeah, i mean, i've been talking about being a sexual assault survivor for over two decades now for 20 years i've been trying to tell my story as honestly as possible and basically with the goal of never having to hear me too ever again and i talk about that in my book so it was so wild the other night to see me too trending and when i first saw it, my arm went numb. again, posttraumatic stress syndrome from the rape. i saw me too and my arm went numb. i thought it was all about me. and when i realized it literally hundreds of thousands of people, men and women, talking about being a part of this unfortunate club, and it just -- it just rips your heart out but i will continue to keep talking about it. i will continue to try to keep educating. you see so much now with victim blaming and victim shaming and
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really trying to put the onus on the victim and trying to say there's some right way to deal with trauma and i just have to keep speaking out to dispel as many, you know, misconceptions as possible about sexual violence. >> you do this with this beautiful book and there's some serious issues and it's also funny. girl, you got some -- a sense of humor. why did you want to put everything down in print right now? >> you know, it's just to give people that sense of connectedness. right now we're all so disconnected. it's like we're all floating on our own island. and so many people with -- a number of different issues feel like i'm the only one experiencing this. i'm screaming into a hurricane and no one is hearing me, and this book is just reaching across saying, i got you. i hear you. i see you. you're not alone. you're not going crazy. and you will get through this and we're going to get through with some humor, some deep dives into some serious issues. >> and some wine. >> and some wine. a lot of wine. >> that's what you said.
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that one, one of the many passages that jumped out. this is what you wrote to your younger self. this is what you wrote to yourself. you were fly, dope and amazing from birth. you were worthwhile and valid. and i'm sorry you had to wait so long to learn that for yourself. >> yeah. >> there are a lot of people that are nodding along saying, why do we do that? >> why do we do it to ourselves? we will literally wait until -- i mean, i'm going to be 45 in a couple of weeks, and i mean literally, i didn't feel like i had any value. i had been asked to write books over a decade ago but i didn't feel like my words held any power or any value. i didn't feel worthy enough to write a book. i didn't feel talented enough to write a book. i had so much shame about failure, publicly failing, you know, that i was -- i was sort of rendered frozen in fear. and in feelings of worthlessness
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and finally through therapy, through this collection of this support group, i finally felt worthy and i finally felt like i'm okay to be seen as vulnerable. >> and you talking about it has made a lot of headlines and a lot of people did not know about this, the number of miscarriages and your challenges and infertility and why you wanted to share that. how did you get through that time, gabrielle? >> it's crazy because where i'm staying in new york is literally very close to this intersection that i remember calling my husband when i had just found out that we were pregnant, and the scream of joy through the phone, and we're both crying, but it's, like, tears of joy, and it just felt like finally. finally. and then literally, you know, it felt like a few days but it was
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probably a week or two later to find out that we had lost the baby and that was the first one and it just is so devastating but you're also filled with such shame because we told people and then having to call all those people and say, sorry. and, you know -- >> glad you got through it. the computer is going to take us off. i didn't want to leave you in midsentence especially something so sensitive. but you got through it. >> yeah. >> and i want to thank you for something else. i'm wearing her. this is her design. yes. [ applause ] her book is out. "we're going to need more wine." i love it. your "gma" moment brought to you by the frame from samsung, the most beautiful tv you've never seen. the most beautiful tv you've never seen.
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and good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." we are getting more information on our breaking news, the bear fire in santa cruz county. fire officials tell us they have stopped the forward progress of the flames at 125 acres, but b there is no containment. the fire began late last night when flames from a house fire spread. water tankers and helicopters have been ordered to attack the fire from air. of course we'll continue to follow that. alexis has a look at our traffic. >> a lot of red on our traffic maps. back to the fire zone and talk about current road closures between highway 9 and highway 17 in the boulder creek area. bear creek is closed highway 9.
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highway 35 hawk ridge and deer creek. that is the latest from chp from about an hour ago. by living off the grid. completely. or... set the washing machine to cold. do your thing. energy upgrade california.
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good morning. we have nearly ideal conditions in the santa cruz mountains, light winds, temperatures a little warm at 6 and they'll warm into the mid-70s but the breezes stay around 11 miles per hour. so i think they'll be able to keep it contained. all eye os on thursday night and friday, a chance of light rain.
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reggie? >> we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and join us every weekday morning. ♪ somewhere on the beach sipping something strong got a new girl she got it going on ♪ back with you on "gma" and that's a look at our incredible crowd. incredible scene. looks like it's going to be a beautiful day there in austin, texas, it is time for the winners of our ultimate block party to have that party. dierks bentley is performing. he has been performing for them and ginger is there as well and we can feel the spirit, ginger. looks like everybody is having a great time. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, you do not even know. this block party has started and it is about to get even better. because it's about to get warmer too. dierks is about to take us to the beach performing his hit
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song "somewhere on a beach." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ bet you think i'm sitting at home no bet you think that i'm all alone no ♪ ♪ bet you think i'm missing you and wishing you would call my phone ♪ >> what? ♪ hell no ♪ i went wheels up on a runway and that ticket was a one-way ♪ ♪ i'm somewhere on a beach sipping something strong ♪ ♪ got a new girl she got it going on ♪ ♪ we drink all day and party all night i'm way too gone to have you on my mind ♪ ♪ she got a body and she's naughty and she got me like you ain't ever got me ♪ ♪ i'm getting sun getting some and i ain't slept in a week yeah
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i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ >> in austin, texas. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ heard you called my boys heard you called my folks ♪ ♪ they said you drove by my house real slow you can check any spot ♪ ♪ roll down every road but girl i ain't even close ♪ ♪ i'm somewhere on a beach sipping something strong got a new girl she got it going on ♪ ♪ we drink all day and party all night i'm way too gone to have you on my mind ♪ ♪ she got a body and she's naughty and she got me like you ain't ever got me ♪ ♪ i'm getting sun getting some and i ain't slept in a week ♪ ♪ yeah i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ ♪ i wish it could have worked out but i'm getting over you now ♪ ♪ on a beach towel with my shades on ♪ ♪ my drink's up and the sun's
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almost out i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ ♪ i'm somewhere on a beach sipping something strong ♪ ♪ got a new girl she got it going on we drink all day and party all night ♪ ♪ i'm way too gone to have you on my mind she got a body and she's naughty ♪ ♪ and she got me like you ain't never got me ♪ ♪ i'm getting sun getting some and i ain't slept in a week ♪ ♪ yeah i'm somewhere on a beach yeah i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ >> somewhere on a street block party man, woo! ♪ she got a body and she's naughty ♪
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♪ i'm getting sun getting some and i ain't slept in a week ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we're just getting started with another performance of dierks bentley coming up. when we come back here in the studio, oh, the latest couple to leave the dance floor will join us live. i know. sasha, no, come on back. ♪ [ applause ]
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[ applause ] we're back with all the action in the ballroom. it was disney night on "dancing with the stars." the first perfect score of the season for jordan fisher's foxtrot. unfortunately, one couple was sent home but we are glad to welcome sasha pieterse and gleb savchenko. thanks for coming in this morning. so hard to see. you have been doing so well, the top three last week. >> i know. i'm so bummed. i really am. uncontrollably bummed but i'm honestly so thankful for the opportunity and grateful. not only to have an amazing friend out of this, but also just to be able to share my story with everyone. >> and talk about that a little it. you did share your story. the weight gain with your polycystic ovary syndrome and
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you definitely helped people with that. >> i'm glad and, you know, the reason i did it was because i was like if i could help one person that would be amazing, so the feedback has been awesome. people have been sharing their stories and just support in general was awesome and it's not taboo anymore. that was my whole point to get people talking about it. but it's so much more than that. it's been amazing to feel like myself again and have that recovery and to have people supporting me is honestly, you know, more than i can ask for. >> you've had gleb's support the whole way. she needs another favor now. you're going to choreograph the first dance. >> oh, yeah, totally. a mixture of different styles. >> consolation. >> we have a very special message from your fiance. let's take a look. >> oh, no. >> hi, sasha. obviously i love you so much. i am devastated for you. i know how much this show and dancing with everyone meant to
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you. but we are all so proud. >> hudson sheaffer. [ applause ] >> so now do you have to teach him to dance? >> yeah. i'm kidding. he's amazing. >> i'll teach him. >> you'll take care of it. >> yeah. >> give us your pro handicapping. is jordan fisher going all the way? >> well, obviously he is incredible. my pick is frank and witney. >> they are so great. >> yeah, they are so good. >> he's been a real surprise. >> he's amazing and every week he's improving and i feel like they might go all the way and get that mirror ball. >> we'll see. thank you guys for coming in today. congratulations on a great run, and don't miss "guest judge" tonight. "dancing with the stars" next week 8:00 on abc. now back to ginger in austin. right here, george.
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hey, we have the group with us. screaming, happy babies. i'm here with this whole group of folks who has won the block party. ashley, i know you put in for this. so it's a good morning, isn't it? >> it is a great morning. >> great neighbors, great friends and great food thanks to king's hawaiian. we have brunch burgers because you know what, if you're going to have a drink and concert at 6:00 a.m. you may as well have a great breakfast. it's a beautiful morning. we're handing out burgers and it's going good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your 12-hour day planner, hazy sunshine, high clouds and temperatures above average. 60s at the coast, upper service around the bay, mid-80s inland, [ cheers and applause ] that was brought to you by bank of america, and i have to tell you guys. i have to tell you you have been so giving. i know you wanted all the attention on hurricane relief and our sponsor king's hawaiian
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was so moved by that they are donating $20,000 to the cause this morning. all thanks to your neighborhood here so rattan creek. >> rattan creek. >> so all of you guys get together. you have a mayor over here. this is such a special morning. we're about to hear more from dierks bentley so we are pumped. for now we'll get back to you. you can give by the way throughout the concert you'll see up on your screen ways you can give to hurricane relief. can't forget about those folks. lara? >> absolutely right. thank you so much, ginger. i'm a little tongue tied. i'm with clive owen. you understand. [ applause ] i mean, the one and only. you've seen him in hits on both the big and small screens and now the golden globe winner is taking on broadway in the revival of one of the greats, "m. butterfly." we welcome you across the street. you're our neighbor. you're right over there on broadway. this play won the tony for best play in 1988.
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had an astonishing run, 777 shows. what was it about "m. butterfly" that you wanted to take it on? >> it's a special play. it's a really brilliant play. i didn't know the play at all. this is the first time it's been done since that original production, but it's an incredible story. it's about a guy who falls in love with a very beautiful chinese opera singer and then throughout the story he's heavily deceived. a big twist in the story and it's a pretty special story. >> the themes, love, espionage and betrayal. those three words. who doesn't want to see that? >> based on a true story and the thing about this revival is david henry wang is sort of re-looked at the play and we brought lots of the true story into the -- into this production. >> i was reading that when he first -- it was based on a real story as you just said but back in the days when he wrote it there was no google so he sort of knew the story and then he made up the rest. now you guys are digging deeper into it so i think --
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>> it's one of the wildest most sort of craziest stories about a relationship that i've ever read. >> and you're in the shoes of john lithgow who played your character in the original. do you talk to him? do you know him? >> no, no, i haven't -- no, no, approached it fresh. >> getting a whole new both wang and julie taymor. >> yeah. >> fantastic. >> who as you might know, did "lion king" an and "spider-man." >> it's a hugely sort of theatrical visual show and she's the perfect person to bring this on. >> i know i can't wait and the pet pet peter theater specialty. i know you've been in the theater before and it's been good for you, especially your love life. >> it has, yeah, i met my wife. >> that's what i was hoping you were going to say that. [ applause ] >> playing romeo and juliet, a lifetime ago. >> that's fantastic. how romantic is that.
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and now "m. butterfly." a total left turn. >> yep. >> but so good and you guys start very soon. i know "m. butterfly" -- >> previews now and open in a couple of weeks. >> wishing you the best. as we say break a leg and come over and see us any time. >> all right. >> clive owen, "m. butterfly" is in previews, opens on broadway thursday october 26th just down the road. stay with us. dierks bentley is with a bunch of first responders doing work after hurricane harvey. please don't go anywhere. [ applause ]
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♪ welcome back to "gma." we are in times square but the big party, austin, texas, dierks bentley. ginger is down there. what's happening? [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, george, what a party and it is all for this guy, well,
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it's for the neighborhood because of this guy, dierks bentley cma's nominee for male vocalist of the year, by the way. that's right. he's on your block. it's so great to have you here. i have to say we've got first responders from austin and round rock, texas. >> yeah. >> that went and did so much for everybody during harvey in southeast texas. it's got to mean even more to you to see those faces in the crowd. >> it's amazing. i have a been around so many first responders this week. i've been promoting a movie coming out called "only the brave" about firefighters but really just first responders in general. these people that rush towards danger when the rest of us are running away from it and of course las vegas, the folks out there as well but being around these guys and these women, i have more respect for them now than ever and the country music we elevate our military rightly so but need to make sure we're taking care of, and really recognizing hometown heroes we
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have with us right amongst us, police officers, these firefighters, more important now than ever. >> i was there for the firefighters covering it and to know that this "only the brave" has to be so special to write for a soundtrack. the first time you've done that. >> so honored to have a song in the movie and to be a part of this movie in any way, such a great movie honoring these 19 hot shot firefighters out of arizona, my home state that died in a tragic fire back in 2013 and now this movie with josh brolin and miles teller and taylor keach from austin, taylor, a great cast and it's been really enjoyable to be part of the premiere just promoting this great story. >> should we do a little music, guys? should we do that and get dierks goi going? how about we hear from the title track, from his album, "black." this is dierks bentley with "black." ♪ ♪ the moon outside too bright
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those blinds yeah let's just keep them closed ♪ ♪ you know, my hands they know where to go to find your fingertips ♪ ♪ trace them back to your lips take you on a trip flip that switch ♪ ♪ make my world go black hit me like a heart attack knock me flat on my back yeah ♪ ♪ just keep doing that that thing you're doing there brush me with your hair ♪ ♪ i swear i don't know how long that i can last make my world go black, black ♪ ♪ make my world go black, black ♪ ♪ like your dress on the floor ♪ yeah the one you don't need anymore ♪ ♪ black like a sky with no stars
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just find me and fall into my arms ♪ ♪ make my world go black hit me like a heart attack ♪ ♪ knock me flat on my back yeah ♪ ♪ just keep doing that that thing you're doing there brush me with your hair ♪ ♪ i swear i don't know how long that i can last ♪ ♪ make my world go black make my world go black ♪ ♪ make my world go black ♪ ♪ i don't wanna see a thing baby i just wanna feel your touch ♪
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♪ feel your rush i don't wanna see a thing i just wanna feel your love ♪ ♪ make my world go black hit me like a heart attack knock me flat on my back yeah ♪ ♪ just keep doing that that thing you're doing there ♪ ♪ brush me with your hair i swear i don't know how long that i can last ♪ ♪ make my world go black make my world go black ♪ ♪ make my world go black i don't wanna see a thing ♪ ♪ i just wanna feel your touch
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feel your rush black black ♪ [ cheers and applause ] "gma's" block party is presented by king's hawaiian. irresistible since 1950. irresistible since ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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so you know what else today
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is besides a great day, it's pay back a friend day. guys, how many people here -- show your hands -- have ever friends covered you for a cup of coffee, for something, and -- >> a glass of wine. >> a glass of wine. you may have forgotten to pay them back. today is the day you can make it right, people. champion pay back a friend day so we asked our twitter followers the exact same question, 43% said they have forgotten to pay back a friend today. today we can settle the score. our sponsor, bank of america has a mobile app -- it's a mobile banking app. you download it. you pay back your buddy with a click of the button. everybody is good. then you can maybe buy them a glass of wine and everybody is happy. so download the app. >> wonderful idea. >> isn't that nice. going through my mental rolodex of who i need to pay back. [ applause ] it's a easy though. just download it and settle the score. >> pay back a friend. let's say good-bye to our "gma" block party, dierks bentley, austin, texas, thank you very much.
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good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." we have a quick update on the breaking news out of santa cruz county, sky 7 with sky map 7 giving thus view of the 125-acre bear fire burning right now near bear creek canyon road. more than 225 firefighters on the lines. they have stopped the fire's forward progress. so far, though, no containment. here's mike with the weather. the weather has been pretty pristine this morning. 9:00, 68 degrees, we get up to 80 with a north fwhoerts wind around 11% and 21% so hopefully it won't get out of control. i don't think it will. a chance of rain thursday and friday. looking forward to that. we have a 20-minute b.a.r.t. delay on the fremont warm springs line due to emergency maintenance.
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bay bridge toll plaza still backups into the maze. >> picture of the ea >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, film and broadway star clive owen. and from the hit series "riverdale," marisol nichols. plus, a new look as we continue our style regrets look. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: good morning. hello. how are you? what's up, what's up? ♪ >> kelly:


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