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it feels even better when you find them for less. at the ross fall fashion event. yes for less. america this morning. good morning, america. deadly inferno. more than 30 dead. 2500,000 people forced to flee as massive wildfires tear up and down california, raging out of control right now. the camp fire now the deadliest and most destructive blaze in the state's history, destroying thousands of buildings. so hot, cars melting. thousands of firefighters battle to save more homes and families from the devastation. >> the town of paradise now an apocalyptic wasteland. more than 200 people still missing. but this morning, stories of survival. the nurse who saved lives and
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how a father kept his daughter calm while driving through walls of flame. our team is on the scene there this morning. election cliffhanger. tensions rising in georgia and florida. the candidate retracting his concession and the new lawsuits as officials race against the clock to recount ballots. urgent warning. how to stop kidnapping attempts like these. the 10-year-old girl who stopped her would-be abductor with a simple question. and the abc news exclusive. michelle obama on that bruising campaign battle. the behind-the-scenes pain she didn't let people see until now. >> people called me barack's baby's mama, you know? accused me of not loving my country. >> in the book, you admit it, this stuff hurt. >> yeah. >> and what went through her mind the first time she met the future president. and this moment, surprising high school girls at her alma mater, answering their questions about using your voice, being who you are, and what she said about
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believing in yourself. we do say good morning, america. we hope everybody had a wonderful weekend, and we are continuing to remember our veterans and all they have done for our country. this is a live look at the vietnam veterans memorial there in washington, d.c. >> we honor their service and their sacrifice. we also have a lot of news to get to this morning. we'll begin with those devastating fires in california. let's look live right now at a blaze in the southern part of the state. you see it is still burning right there. we also know right there that the death toll is growing. the fires have now killed at least 31 people, more than 200 people still missing. some 7,000 structures destroyed. 200,000 acres burned. >> and the camp fire in the north is now the most destructive and tied as the deadliest fire in california state history. take a look at these images showing the town of paradise before and after the devastating flames.
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those buildings once there, and now just rubble. >> so horrific there. 8,000 firefighters spread out across the state, they're battles multiple blazes. barely contained and our team is in the fire zone. we begin with our chief national correspondent, matt gutman in agoura hills, california. good morning, matt. >> reporter: you can see the violence in which this hurricane of fires came through here. there used to be a house on top of this concrete pylon. look at this water pipe compl e completely severed. what distis wing ishes this fires, most destructive fire in california history here in the south, 250,000 people evacuated at one point from their homes across southern california. a tremendous number. firefighters aren't sure it even has a precedent here. i want you to see this scale and
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scope of disaster. this goes on for block after block. this morning, officials embracing for a resurgence # the santa anas fueling this fire, setting the mountainsides aglow. over 30 killed in fires of historic proportions, burning in the northern and southern ends of the state. this firenado ripping through a small business in malibu, the ash scattered across california. thousands of homes melted to their foundations. >> right now, we're seeing a great retardant drop right on that line. >> reporter: those winds blasting embers across communities and the landscape, igniting hundreds of individual blazes, triggering mandatory evacuations for over a quarter of a million people over the weekend, and in southern
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california, fire cascading into celebrity enclaves of malibu and calabasas. this morning, they're emptied out. >> the winds in our area are about to drastically increase over the next 12 hours, and that is why the city of calabasas as well as topanga are under a fresh evacuation order. >> reporter: 50-mile-per-hour winds and try air act like gasoline to the fire, nearly impossible for firefighters to battle. >> what we're going to see over the next three days is the ebbs and flows of the winds and the challenges that that causes us. >> reporter: if you didn't see that, you would not know this is a big rig truck. that fire burned at thousands of degrees. i want you to see something. it burned hot enough to create these rivers of molten metal that just melted right off of that truck. but the avalanche of fire pushing towards them, thousands packing up their families and pets. even horses seeking shelter and pushed all the way to the pacific ocean. in northern california, scorched
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earth as devastation of the camp fire comes to light. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: it has now equaled the deadliest fire in california history with at least 29 people killed and more than 200 still missing. over the weekend, thousands raced to escape that blizzard of embers. >> why is fire -- we're going to get on fire. >> reporter: and the mother posting this video of her husband bravely trying to calm their daughter as they drive through the inferno. >> hey, guess what? we're not going to catch on fire, okay? >> reporter: and in the center, of the inferno, the father begins to croon to his daughter, olivia. it's the only thing he can do to calm his little girl. ♪ baby it will be all right >> reporter: they make it to the safety of those ambulances amidst cries of relief and triumph. >> you did it. you did it! >> we did it together. >> reporter: it's remarkable what parents will do for their
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kids. now, it's far from over here in is southern california, george, those santa ana winds forecast to continue whipping through here at least through wednesday. the concern is, additional fires will spark up across this region, stretching firefighters even more. george. >> thank you very much. cecilia? that devastation massive and the scope breath-taking. kabc is flying over the fires right now. good morning, scott. what are you seeing there? >> well, good morning to you. we've been airborne all morning long. we're cautiously optimistic if you will. that's the area that's been on fire just north of pepperdine in malibu. we want to go to some video that we shot earlier of a house. give you an idea exactly what they're looking at as far as the front line to stop this fire from spreading. that gives you an idea of what
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stops the fire from continuing to spread, the red there. right now, the winds haven't kicked up. unfortunately, we're expecting high winds throughout the day. cecilia. >> okay, scott, thank you. we're thinking about everybody. >> we are. more on the massive camp fire in northern california. the deadliest and most destructive in state history. at least 29 people there killed and nearly 7,000 structures destroyed. the town of paradise is basically ash. will carr is there on the ground, has the latest for us from there. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, robin. to understand why the death toll continues to rise, you have to understand the devastation. you're not talking about just a block like this that has burned to the ground. you're talking about an entire city has been wiped off the map. search crews are combing through this rubble, we're hearing stories of survival. >> i called my husband and i
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just said, i -- i don't think i'm going to make it out of this. it's coming in too fast. >> reporter: a nurse at the local hospital hailed as a real-life hero this morning after she helped rush patients, many elderly and disabled to safety as the fire beared down on the hospital. >> the whole back of the hospital, the trees were on fire. >> reporter: after the patients were safe, she tried to drive down a road engulfed with flames. >> my car started to fill up with smoke and somebody came up behind me, hit the back of my car, pushed me off the road. i got out of my car because i knew i was going to die if i stayed in my car. the back of my pants were on fire. i couldn't breathe. the air was so hot it was burning my lungs. i thought i was going to die right there, and i reached my hand out in front of me and there was a fire engine that i grabbed onto. i banged on the side of the door and two firemen came out and picked me up, extinguished my pants and put a fire blanket over me, and by the miracle of
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god, this dozer came up and cleared a path for us. >> reporter: nicole has lost everything, but says she is fortunate to be alive thanks to the help of the brave firefighters. do you know the status of your home? do you know if it's still standing? >> um, no. it's completely gone. it's just stuff, you know? i'm alive and i thought i was going to die multiple times. >> reporter: nicole like so many others, racing to help people. when those flames broke out. we're learning 90 first responders have had their homes burned down as they're working around the clock. and they have lost everything. george? >> unimaginable stress. well, thanks very much. we're joined by fire battalion chief, lucas spelman, and you have firefighters out there right new. 90 first responders have lost their homes. how are you all holding up? >> we're all very exhausted, but at this point we have people depending on us. we have a job to do, and we're not going to stop until these
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fires are put out. >> so many people are depending on you in both the north and the south, and we just heard that that fire down in the south near malibu not contained? >> yeah. it's definitely not contained yet, and these winds are going to test our lines for the next few days. so we're optimistic that we can keep fighting these fires, but also cautious with what we have going on. >> have you ever seen a situation like this? >> over the last few years, it really keeps bringing up its head like this and it's just over and over again. these fires keep looking the same. it's really a new age of fire fighting now. >> governor brown calls this a new abnormal. what's behind that? >> well, we definitely have had a large drought. we did have a spike in precipitation last year, which gave us a lot of grass crop and now we're back kind of in a drought right now, so it's just a recipe for destruction. >> a recipe for destruction, and for your men and women out
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there, 24-hour shifts right now, losing their homes, facing so many different kinds of stress. we just heard the leading cause of death now rising in suicide among firefighters as well. what more can be done to help care for all those you lead? >> well, the biggest thing that we like to always say is that it's a big deal for us to get together and talk with each other, talk with your family and friends. that's the biggest thing and obviously have counseling and things like that after the fact. ptsd is definitely something that is rearing its head in the fire service. >> chief, we are thinking of all of you. good luck out there. >> thank you, george. >> robin? >> the stress they have to deal with. what's not happening -- what's not helping is the strong winds that are fueling that extremely critical fire danger in california. rob is in malibu with the latest forecast for the fire zone. good morning, rob. >> good morning, robin. you're right. unlike the fires we had this past summer which had some heat involved these are all
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wind-driven fires and the santa ana winds will be blowing today. winds cranked up yesterday afternoon. kind of calm right now. but we'll look for the winds to increase today. winds could get over 50 miles an hour today. potentially 70 miles an hour tomorrow. with dangerously low levels of humidity. we haven't had rain in the northern part of the state, no rain expected for the entire state until at least this weekend. robin. >> all right, rob. thank you. george? robin, thanks. president trump has weighed in on the fire, taking some heat for threatening to cut off federal funds to the state, and i want to bring in jon karl. state officials just blasting that. >> reporter: well, george, the president's very first response to these fires was to go on the attack against california state officials for what he called "gross mismanagement of the forest" saying, in a tweet, there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in california
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except that forest management is so poor and then he tweeted a threat. remedy now, or no more fed payments, suggesting he could pull federal payments in the future. that has resulted in a whole host of criticism, including from the very top fire official in the state of california who responded saying, the president's message attacking california and threatening to withhold aid is ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering and the men and women on the front line. >> jon, on another matter, matt whitaker taking some fire as well, and we have democrats saying, i was talking to the committee, jerry nadler saying their priority now is to protect the mueller investigation. >> reporter: in fact, jerry nadler who will be the chair of the judiciary committee said the
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first witness he wants will be matt whittaker to demand answers about his past statements on the mueller investigation. nadler made it clear as you say, that protecting mueller is the very top priority, but at the same time, george, he made it clear that talking about impeachment is premature until we hear about mueller's final report, and if impeachment comes to that, it must be bipartisan. >> jon karl, thanks very much. cecilia? bracing for those as well. let's turn to the election cliffhangers. more than a dozen races across the country are still undecided. races in florida are especially heated. we're talking about thousands of ballots separating the governor and senate contests there. both senate candidates have now filed lawsuits and now there is a statewide recount under way. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce has more. mary, it feels like a little deja vu here. >> reporter: they are once again racing to recount votes in florida. election workers going around the clock right now to try and meet a 3:00 p.m. thursday deadline.
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tensions rising in florida as protesters over the weekend gathered outside this broward county election headquarters. the recount of more than 8 million votes in the sunshine state now in full swing, and the stakes couldn't be higher. the race for governor within a critical half percentage point. democrat andrew gillum who admitted defeat on election night is now taking back his concession. >> i am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote. >> reporter: overnight at a florida church, gillum insisting on a full recount. >> i'm simply here to say that for the votes that have been cast, they ought to be counted. every last single one of them. >> reporter: but his republican opponent, ron desantis who currently leads by 33,000 votes is refusing to back down. >> since the election a few days ago, we have begun our transition efforts to build an administration that can secure
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florida's future. >> reporter: florida's senate race is even tighter and the war of words even uglier. republican rick scott claims his democratic opponent bill nelson is trying to steal the election. >> senator nelson is clearly trying to try to commit fraud to win this election. >> reporter: but scott being accused of not counting every ballot. >> rick scott is trying to stop all the ballots, and he's impeding the democratic process. >> reporter: both sides filing lawsuits. and keeping a close eye from overseas, president trump is accusing democrats without evidence of trying to steal two big elections in florida tweeting, we are watching closely, but law enforcement is not currently investigating any potential election fraud. and in arizona, the battle for that senate seat is also taking a turn. the democrat sinema has expanded over martha mcsally with thousands of ballots to be
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counted. >> arizona and florida, and also in georgia still, mary? >> reporter: yeah. stacey abrams is not conceding yet in that contentious race. her campaign argues that there are enough outstanding ballots to force a runoff against republican brian kemp. >> okay, mary bruce, thank you. robin? >> to be continued. >> yep. now back to rob with a tornado watch down south, and a storm moving to the northeast, rob? >> yeah. this is going to be a dynamic storm, robin. tornado watch is in effect for southern louisiana until noon. time for your select cities brought to you by toward jones.
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coming up, parents are really going to want to hear about this. the quick-thinking 10-year-old who stopped her would-be abductor. the simple question she asked. more of our exclusive with former first lady michelle obama.
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microclimates this morning but mid-60s to low 70s this afternoon. >> mike, thanks. coming up on "gma," an abc news exclusive with former first lady michelle obama. she's sharing the first
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former first lady, michelle obama. her new memoir "becoming" is out -- >> tomorrow. >> it is tomorrow, right? and she is already striking such a chord. >> people are talking about that, and we came to know michelle obama in the white house, but there are things we didn't know, like the 2008 campaign, what was it really like, and what she thought the very first time she met her future husband. >> he's still a law student at harvard. >> right, first year. >> first year. you're going to be his mentor. he comes into town. for the first meeting. >> late. late. i'm, like, is he trifling? the black man is going to be late on the first day. i was, like, uh. >> you weren't overly impressed in the beginning. >> i wasn't, you know. i have my suspicions when a lot of white folks fawn over a black man. because i sort of think he can talk straight so they think he
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's wonderful. that was my theory, and then his name was barack obama. he was from hawaii. i thought, what? you know, so i didn't really know what to expect, and then in walks barack obama and barack obama has always walked like barack obama, like, he has got all the time in the world. he had that stride. i was, like, dude, you're cute, but in my mind, i was, like -- >> not interested? >> off limits. not even interested. i'm not even going to date one of the few black summer associates. robin, how tacky, you know? >> reporter: but she quickly found herself drawn to him, and in october 1992, the couple married, later welcoming daughters malia and sasha. the whole world would come to know the obamas when, in the summer of 2004, barack obama, already a rising star in politics, was asked to speak at the dnc national convention. >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america.
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>> reporter: a meteoric rise that would lead to barack obama's own candidacy in 2007. >> i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states of america. >> what do you wish you could tell your pre-white house self? >> oh. the hard parts were the things i expected. that it was going to be hard, you know? so much of this country lives in isolation and we just don't know each other and so there were people who didn't know what a black woman was and sounded like, and so i knew that was going to be a challenge. that i would have to earn my grace. >> can we do this? >> reporter: the campaign trail would test her resilience. >> people called me barack's baby's mama, you know, accused me of not loving my country. you know, told me i was angry.
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that was the first time i really experienced someone taking my voice and balling it up and distorting it. it was, like, this isn't me. wait, people, this isn't who i am. >> i remember talking to you during the campaign about the criticism and you said you didn't really pay attention to it. in the book, you admit it. >> yeah. >> you said, this stuff hurt. >> yeah. >> this stuff hurt. >> i don't think we do each other a service by pretending like hurtful things don't hurt and that's what i have come to. i came to after that experience, i need to own that hurt. i need to talk about it. i need to put it out there for myself so that i can heal from it, but at the time, oh gosh, you know? i wasn't going to allow myself to feel victimized from it because there was no time to hurt in that role. >> she went right to work as first lady. >> kind of startling to hear a former first lady talk about healing from the hurt of the white house.
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>> well, the things that were said about her, and i remember talking to her during the campaign, and she did what a politician's wife is supposed to do. oh, no, no, no, no. but when you read her book and you really understand how -- how could it not -- for her to talk about it is not just to share with other people to help them, but to help herself, and it was just, you know, she said she wrote the book in hopes of starting a conversation and she really has. a lot of people were nodding along last night. i received so many text messages and e-mails from people showing their daughters watching the tv set and listening to her speak. >> somebody else was watching last night. kind of a surprising one, michael cohen, president trump's former attorney says he was watching "becoming" and praying that her words bring back unity to our country. >> i think a lot of us pray that. that it will, and that's something that people were struck by. that her unifying voice -- yes, she was -- was she critical about some things about the current white house? yes, in her manner and explaining why she felt that
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way. it wasn't just arbitrarily saying those things, and again, she is just -- in our next hour, you're going to really see who michelle obama is. remember when we said we went by her high school and it was supposed to be a drop-by and then she ended up talking to these students and we're going to share that. >> she says she is not running for office. she's seeing this as her responsibility and going there. on race, on fertility, on the family, and the white house. this is her new mantle. >> it's interesting you say that because people are, like, why is she releasing this book now? this is for 2020? no, no. she is not thinking about politics at all. her new memoir is called "becoming" and it is out tomorrow and i'm going to head to chicago after this and go there to be with her tomorrow. we'll talk more about it because that's when she launches her book tour, and there is somebody called -- yeah, oprah winfrey,
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will be moderating the discussion at the united center. it should be exciting. >> we are looking forward to that. it will be great. coming up, how a 10-year-old may have stopped her own kidnapping with one simple question. you don't want to miss this. ve stopped her own kidnapping with one simple question. you don't want to miss this. skate into the holidays with fifty percent off all jeans, all sweaters and all outerwear. need it now? buy online and pickup in-store today. ends monday, only at old navy. hi susan!hs)
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abc's paula faris has the details. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. that one question saved this little girl's life and this morning, her quick thinking is being praised by law enforcement. this morning, an urgent warning from police about potential abductions like these. children facing possible kidnapping, running, fighting, even jumping out of cars. and now, police in arizona say a 10-year-old girl thwarted her would-be abductor by following a plan created by her family. >> my daughter called me in tears crying, upset. she told me some guy tried to take her. >> reporter: the girl's mother said she was walking with a friend near a local park when a man driving a white suv pulled up beside them. >> he told her that her brother had been in a serious accident and that she needed to come with him. >> reporter: instead, she asked for a code word, and that's when the driver took off. it's a plan the girl's family came up with only recently. >> they know who can pick them up and who can't, but there is always, you know, that special
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situation where there might be somebody they don't know or don't know well. so that's why we came up with the code word. >> reporter: it's a technique that is being praised by law enforcement. >> the mother of this child did an awesome job teaching a code word to her child, and that potentially saved that girl's life. >> reporter: experts say the most important thing a child can do to escape an attempted abduction is to be proactive. in 2016, a 13-year-old girl was caught on surveillance video running who allegedly followed her and grabbed her. she fled. a girl accepted a ride from an abductor and jumped out of a moving car. and in 2015, this girl bit a man who was trying to take her. this surveillance video shows her fleeing to find her parents.
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>> 80% of the time children being able to get away from a would-be abductor is something they did on their own volition. kicking or screaming or something. >> their daughter is recovering this morning from what has been a traumatic experience. the mom is encouraging every family out there to be aware. >> and you are telling us that this prompted you to have this conversation in your house. >> we didn't have a code word until last night. it's important to have this. we had this discussion. we told our kids about this particular situation. the boys had interesting ideas as to what the code word should be. we have one as a family. >> did the boys win? >> no, the boys did not win. we have something much more appropriate. we have a code word, thanks to the stories. it's really to empower and embolden them and get a code word. >> good conversation. >> hey, paula, merry christmas. >> i know. >> that will be our code word, okay?
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>> thank you, paula. when we come back, how celebrities are using social media to help families and their lost loved ones in those devastating wildfires. families and their lost loved ones in those devastating wildfires. when heartburn hits... fight back fast with tums smoothies.
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we are back with a story about how people are using the power of social media to find lost loved ones, lost in those california wild fires. celebrities are using their reach to ask their millions of followers for help as some of them lose their own homes. we want to go to gio in malibu for more.
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good morning, gio. >> reporter: good morning, george. we're in an area right now where so many of those celebrities live and you can just see the houses here are wiped out, but now this morning, so many of them are using their voices to help others. as the devastating california wildfires claim homes and lives, hollywood stars are using their celebrity and social media accounts to help those in harm's way. oscar nominee james woods making headlines using his twitter account to help families find their loved ones using dedicated hashtags like #socalfiresjameswoods and #campfirejameswoods, tweeted over 96,000 times. his efforts seem to be paying off. marie irby was looking for her father. a retweet from woods helped reconnect the family. >> you're just so overwhelmed with gratitude and the only way the opportunity presented itself was through social media and something like a hashtag and it just -- it completely blows my mind. >> reporter: the hashtag proved bigger than politics. when actress alyssa milano who
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disagrees with woods on just about everything, looking to find a place to evacuate her horses, woods leapt in to help. she needs help with five horses. please contact her or use my #socaljameswoods. when asked by a follower why he would help milano, his occasional political spars opponent on twitter, he tweeted back, because her animals are in danger and she needs help. milano responding, thank you, mr. woods. appreciate what you are doing with your feed. milano's house and horses were spared, but that wasn't true for every celebrity. gerard butler lost his home. in malibu. >> welcome to my home in malibu. >> reporter: and overnight, flames destroying miley cyrus' house. she tweeted, my house no longer stands, but the memories shared with family and friends stand strong. >> you saw gerard butler dealing with his own home. now, he's asking his follers to support the l.a.
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fire department with donations so the city can throw even more resources at fighting this fire. george? >> everybody pitching in. >> so good to do that. coming up, we have a health alert. the new cholesterol guidelines on how they can help fight the nation's number one killer. dr. ashton is here with that. we're also kicking off our huge celebration of mickey's birthday. where in the world are ginger and our superfan patrice. we'll find out. . we'll find out. . ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪
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welcome back to "gma" live here from malibu, california where a number of homes have
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been destroyed. the juxtaposition between that and these really, really expensive cars just shows you that money does not make you immune from the fury of these flames. we have another situation. it's a storm that has been developing across the high plains in the way of heavy snow across parts of texas and oklahoma. pretty much a full-on nor'easter tomorrow. i-95 corridor will see heavy rabe and snow on the backside of this. st. louis, indianapolis, significant accumulations probably across northern new york and new england. significant rainfall across parts of the southeast as well with potentially 4 inches or more. this weathercast is brought to
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. good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning, everyone. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist mike nicco tracking our forecast and of course that air quality. >> yeah, look at it. hi, everybody. it looks awful outside. and it is. it's unhealthy just about everywhere. it's going to be that way probably through at least thursday. i'm seeing a little wind shift developing friday. hopefully you have a mask and use it judiciously through thursday. still pretty warm through the weekend. >> yeah, it is looking terrible on all of our traffic cameras here too. here's the bay plbridge toll plaza, all that haze. very light traffic volumes. a lot of folks off for the veterans day holiday observed
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today. also, better news here on the peninsula. southbound 101 past marsh crowd, a crash was blocking the two left lanes. all clear now. that's thinning out quickly. >> thanks. coming up, new cholesterol guidelines and how they can help in the fight against the nation's number one killer. we'll have another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes and alwa (music throughout)
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and maybe that's what makes us great. make the dream yours. ikea. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. california burning. massive wildfires raging. 2500,000 people forced to flee. the camp fire now the deadliest and most destructive blaze in the state's history. 8,000 firefighters battling multiple blazes that are barely contained. the threat is growing. our team is in the fire zone. michelle obama. the moments you haven't seen. surprising students at her alma mater, answering their questions about being who you are, trusting your judgment and believing in yourself. health alert. the new cholesterol guidelines just released. what you need to know to reduce your risk of heart disease. the simple test anyone can get. dr. ashton is here with the
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latest. ♪ if you want to be my lover reunited. the brand-new interview with the spice girls this morning. why they say they're not about girl power anymore, and the shoutout from victoria beckham overnight. race around the world. nine disney parks, just seven days and this moment on top of the matterhorn. all the magic you can handle as we celebrate with mickey, ginger and our superfan patrice are on the move. wait until you see where they are this morning and the secrets of the disney parks that you have never seen before on "gma." and jamie foxx, michael b. jordan both here live in times square. and look who's saying -- >> what? good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] that was my audition for "creed 3." good morning, america. great to have you with us this morning. >> you know who is not here?
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>> who? >> ginger. because she is somewhere out in the world celebrating mickey's worldwide birthday bash with our superfan patrice right there. >> they look like they are having a really good time. they are in a race against time to hit six cities in nine different parks in just seven days covering more than 23,000 miles in just one week. i'm tired thinking about it already. >> there is a clue in that picture right there. we have some serious news to get to, though. deadly fires in california right now. the death toll is climbing. at least 31 people have been killed. 2500,000 forced to flee. one of those fires is now the most deadly in the state's history. we want to go back to matt gutman in agoura hills, california. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. those numbers tell part of the story. the rest of the story is told by the violence what's happening around me. that hurricane of fire moving through here with such heat that it inessential rated everything, baking tiles like this. it moved so fast that firefighters say it was
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consuming 80 football fields every minute. as it swept through here, destroying everything. this morning, firefighters across california bracing for a resurgence of the santa ana winds that have fueled an inferno the past few days. entire mountainsides aglow. cars and buses, which people tried to use to flee, incinerated. burning in the northern and southern ends of the state, thousands of homes mounted to their foundations. >> we're seeing a great retardant drop on that line. >> reporter: those howling winds triggering mandatory evacuations for over 250,000 people over the weekend in southern california. 50-mile-per-hour winds and dry air act like gasoline to the fire. if you didn't see that grill, you would not know this is a big rig truck. that fire burned at thousands of degrees. i want you to see something. it burned hot enough to create these rivers of molten metal that just melted right off of that truck.
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in northern california, scorched earth as devastation of the camp fire comes to light. and in that center of the inferno, the father begins to croon to his daughter, olivia. it's the only thing he can do to calm his little girl. ♪ baby it will be all right >> reporter: those santaana winds forecast through wednesday. meaning, already-stretched firefighters will be pushed even more. george. >> we have already seen that happen, matt. thanks very much. >> what matt was talking about making those fires worst. those dangerous winds. let's go back to rob in malibu with the latest fire forecast. good morning again, rob. >> hey good morning to you once again robin. after the winds died down last night they're now starting to pick up this morning. we expect them to increase as we go through the next few hours. what it looked like from venice
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beach, across the hills of malibu there, across the santa monica bay, destruction from an aerial view. santa ana winds, red-flag warnings pretty much across the entire state. winds gusting 50 miles an hour, i think today and tomorrow. expanding that risk down towards san diego. the dry winds to the east. the winds go from east to west. the humidity level is going to be very low. 3% to 10%. making firefighting conditions difficult. no rain in this state the past few weeks. no rain until this weekend. thank you, rob. coming up, that health alert about heart disease. the cholesterol guidelines. dr. jen will be here with what they mean for you.
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>> yeah. >> see them? oh, there you go. so cute. [ applause ] >> and i say we're going to go to ginger, and she is with the superfan patrice and mickey. we all want to know, where are you? where are you? >> all right, robin. i'm going to let my new friends and mickey tell you. good morning, america. >> welcome to paris. >> paris. we're at disneyland paris. i'm actually doing something called disney bounding where you wear kind of normal clothes, but you look like a character. if you have not been to disneyland paris, you will get all the secrets right here from my friends. we'll go back to you guys, though, and you don't want to miss this morning. >> we'll see you in just a little bit. [ applause ]
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adrienne is here with some "pop news." [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. i thought it would be a hard act to follow. we begin with the spice girls and their highly anticipated reunion tour. they sold out in just minutes, and the group stopped by to chat on itv's lorraine show. about the huge response and why they're not just girl power anymore. >> is it girl power or woman power? >> it's more. it's people power. >> people power, equality, everything. it's all kind of inclusive now. we want to, you know, we're about equality and bringing everyone together. >> yes, they added that they can hope to be the end to divisiveness. we're all in this together. they will not be stopping by the u.s. for their tour. mel b. revealed her dream is to take the girls on tour across
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america, but they all look so good that we all need to have a little spice in our life. [ applause ] how about posh spice? now, graciously, she bowed out of the tour, but she was across the pond here in the united states attending the people's choice awards in l.a. and she shared a video of her last-minute touchups in the car including a haircut in the car. that's trust right there, people. her hairdresser is just making sure to get the trim in ahead of the awards show. she looks stunning as usual. she picked up the first-ever she gave a shoutout to her girls in the speech. she said, what you achieve can be limitless, ending with, if you really, really want it. [ applause ] i believe. i believe. okay, because finally, we love animal videos. take a look at this. an unusual passenger waiting to
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get into a taxi. that's an alpaca. stepping into a taxi in the middle of peru. squeezing into the backseat there, george, with the owner. passenger in the front. >> yep. >> that is the tiniest taxi first of all i have ever seen, but yeah. the alpaca knows how to travel too. >> i will tell you there are alpacas everywhere, and i have all the selfies to prove it. >> really? i would have loved to see an alpaca selfie. >> just come on in. just sit down. >> he did. thanks very much. >> thank you guys. [ cheers and applause ] we are going to move on now to our "gma" cover story, a health alert about the cholesterol guidelines from the american heart association, and chief medical correspondent jen ashton is here. i'll walk over to you so you can break down the guidelines. >> here it is. it is 120 pages of new guidelines from the country's top cardiologist.
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i read every page last night. it is very complicated. obviously a lot more than we can talk about in two minutes, but they talk about three tests that people should know about. one, a simple non-fasting blood test to check your bad cholesterol. the second for some people called a coronary artery calcium score, and the third one is to calculate a ten-risk of having a cardiac event. be very aggressive with the cholesterol-lowering medication. make that target ldl, that number as low as possible, and in some cases, less than 70 and use the highest dose of statin regardless of what it is. to get to that number. >> don't be afraid of statins at all? >> 100%. >> we have a true/false test, and the first one is -- first question, statins prevent heart attacks solely by lowering bad cholesterol. what do you think? true or false? close.
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>> and a lot of people think this, george. the answer is false. that's one way they work. it's not the only way, and that's what's really important. it's not just about the number. it's about reducing inflammation as well. multiple ways that statins work. >> number two, eating a diet low in cholesterol will lower your ldl level. true or false? >> our audience is working hard this morning. >> they are working hard on this one. >> okay, and so they are a little bit split, but we have heard diet, diet, diet. the answer to this is actually false. the main source of your ldl cholesterol in your blood actually probably does not come from the foods we eat. it comes from our liver and it comes genetics. it's much more complicated than diet, although a healthy diet is important. >> final question. everyone who takes statins will experience side effects, is that true or false? >> see? and this is -- statins have a pr problem. the actual risk with this
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medication, about 1 in 500 to 1 in 1,000. so, again, you want to talk to your provider about your risks. talk about cause and we need to emphasize lifestyle factors for heart disease, and we can prevent 80% mediterranean diet dash. diet people. it's about being idealistic and realistic and the reality is this is the number one killer. >> jen will keep the conversation going. take your questions to "gma's" facebook page starting right now. let's get back to you guys. thank you. we have more now on our exclusive with the former first lady, michelle obama. her new memoir is coming out tomorrow. it's called "becoming." we spent time with her in chicago and she paid a surprise visit. we showed you a little bit of that, her former high school with the young. it was supposed to be a quick drop-by, as you are about to see, it turned out to be so much more. >> i want you all to learn how to be advocates for yourself in this life because people will try to take your voice and shape
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it in a way that has nothing to do with who you really are. >> i get a lot of opposition when i ask for, like, opinions from the student body, and i want to accommodate to everyone and i want to make the school a better place. how do you -- how do you deal with that and make everyone as happy as can be i guess? >> first of all, you stop trying to make everybody happy. it's impossible. as first lady, that's what i want -- i wanted everybody to be happy. i wanted everybody to like me, but no matter what i did, there was always going to be somebody out there that thought what i was saying was stupid or, you know, so that can't be your goal and that's not why people elected you. they have elected you because they trusted your judgment. so you have got to trust it. >> how have you proven yourself as more than just the president's wife, but, like, your own person? >> you have to grow to believe that in yourself. each and every one of you as women have to, you know, and it doesn't happen overnight.
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confidence and all of that sort of stuff, belief, that takes time. you have seen something that i didn't see. you grew up in a different way so live that way. carry that forward. make sure that we're not slipping backwards, and that's up to you guys as the next generation. you have seen great women do amazing things. you have role models everywhere now, and none of us got here easily without someone trying to hold us down, you know? so look. find the models that match your vision because -- because now they're there. we're all here waiting for you. >> oh, my gosh. >> i would love to hug each and every one of you. i'm proud of you guys. >> again, that was totally spontaneous. they thought that the cameras
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were there to film a dance routine that they were doing, and then michelle obama walks in, and we thought, okay. nice little photo-op. let's leave and michelle obama says to the students, hey, do you have any questions? on the fly they came up with those great questions and the response was totally organic. >> fantastic. >> we will be speaking live with the former first lady michelle obama, tomorrow morning here on "gma." i'm going to travel to chicago as she kicks off her book tour from the united center later tomorrow night. but now let's get to ginger who as we know is there in paris. good morning again. [ applause ] >> yes. hey. bonjour. >> hi, guys. >> i have to tell you that you know patrice is not just a disney superfan, but she is a novice when it comes to roller coasters. you have never been on a roller coaster before this trip. you have to see this video. this is from the indiana jones ride here at disneyland paris. it was an aggressive ride. we'll call it that. we loved it. we had so much fun.
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but you're, like, an expert now. >> i think so. >> the first disney ride to ever >> all right, guys. passportwise, you had never even used your passport. this was the first trip. >> i hadn't even been to california. >> you hadn't been to california, but that is actually where our whole trip began, at disneyland where it all started in 1955. >> yeah. yeah.
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♪ >> reporter: disneyland's colossal matterhorn mountain. wow, mickey. i feel like i can see the whole world from up here. >> almost. and you will be seeing some sites up close soon. are you ready for the big trip? >> i'm so excited. let's do this. >> reporter: with my new bff, disney megafan patrice jenkins, who has been grinning ear to mickey-ear ever since she found out she is coming along. first stop, anaheim, california. >> hiya, pals. come on in. >> all right, thank you, mickey. >> reporter: main street all decked out for the holidays. garland on everything. it's beautiful. and walt disney's love of innovation is visible everywhere you do. -- you turn. >> i'm so excited. >> we're home. i would live here. >> i would too. >> reporter: our sponsor, google home is also getting in on the
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celebration with a special edition mickey base, which adds a little disney magic to any decor. look at this. >> this is so adorable. >> reporter: google home can help in any room. just use your voice to control music, get answers to questions and more. >> this is going to be great. >> reporter: and there is a trivia game released just in time for his huge birthday. hey, google, play mickey's game show. ♪ >> hiya, folks. it's me, mickey mouse. when i entered pluto in a society talk show, he saved another dog from a fire. he was wearing something unusual when he saved her. what was it? >> we got this. >> was it roller skates? yay! >> reporter: one of their newest attractions? the incredi-coaster. don't be scared. we have got incredi-hair now. patrice, i don't know about you.
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i'm starving. >> i could eat. >> and guess what? we don't have to wait in line as long as we use the mobile order on the disneyland app. >> i could do sugar cookies all year round. you have never been on it's a small world? >> no. >> you're going to love this. they deck it out for the holidays. >> oh, wow. >> i'm inspired. let's go around the world, shall we? >> let's do it. >> reporter: and then we're off. >> time to start your adventure. have a fantastic time. and who knows? maybe i'll see you around. >> bye, mickey. bye. >> see you later. so i'm having i think just as much fun watching you enjoy the park than i did when adrian and i came to the park. >> patrice, you are known as the disney teacher back at your school. i can only imagine you're going to bring back some of these experiences for them? >> oh, yeah. i plan to. i would love to teach science lessons on all these roller coasters i'm riding. >> it's all about physics and gravity. >> yes.
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>> you were the right person though, with ginger. she loves that too. thanks so much. it is going to be an exciting, exciting week, and we'll have more with you coming up live in paris. also ahead, jamie foxx and michael b. jordan are both here live. [ cheers and applause ] mickey's worldwide birthday bash is sponsored by google home. help at a glance. birthday bash is sponsored by google home. help at a glance. birthday bash google home. help at a glance. ash is sponsor home. help at a glance.
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is good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. good morning. i'm matt keller from abc 7 mornings. smokey air sits over the bay area as the camp fire continues to burn today. the current air quality is considered unhealthy in most places. air quality officials recommend wearing n-95 masks if you spend time outdoors. all right. and taking a look at the roads here this morning, yeah, you can see that awful air quality here on our walnut creek traffic camera. southbound 680 is moving along okay. we have reports of a couch that someone lost southbound 680 near treat boulevard. this is just south of there near main street. we are looking okay as far as volumes are concerned. here's a look at some drive
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>> thanks, mike. we'll have another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and join us for abc 7 mornings weekdays from 4:30 to 7:00. the news ♪he news ♪ ♪ i don't know what i'm supposed to do ♪ ♪ baby i'm in love, it's true >> announcer: mariah carey, the event concert next monday november 19th only on "gma," presented by car max. [ cheers and applause ] >> the event concert, mariah carey. >> we're surprised as well. >> now we can surprise everybody here. >> that's it. we don't have to wait for a great guest next week because we
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have one coming out right now. he is an oscar and grammy award-winning performer. now he is starring in a new take on the timeless story, "robin hood." please welcome jamie foxx. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> i got to get all this in. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm going to sit right there? i don't want to get you sick. don't you hate people who are sick and they keep hugging on you? >> yeah, yeah. >> i don't want to do that.
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>> it would be totally worth it. >> yeah. okay. >> but thank you. but thank you. you know how to make an entrance. >> it's new york city. we got to do our thing, you know? [ applause ] >> you have got some comedic chops. we were thinking about your daughter. is she following after you in the class clown category? >> yeah. she funny. i mean, my whole family's a clown though, and we all live together. that's what's crazy. >> oh really? >> my whole family lives with me because i didn't want to start making it and people living other places and you have to send money. they start saying stuff. they're all there. so, like, my daughter, my cousins, my step-father and my mother live together. >> you mean you all -- >> all of us. and it was crazy because my mother, we got reacquainted about ten years ago. so my step-father was with them,
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so they both now live under the same roof, you know? and it's crazy because he still dates, you know? >> sounds like a sitcom. >> it's weird because, like, he'll have a date on his side of the house and she'll go over there just to mess with him, you know? stare the lady down, like, mm-hmm. how you doing? mm-hmm. and open the refrigerator. there is some spoiled milk in here. he'll knock on my door, like, can you tell her to stay out of my side of the house? i'm having company over there. now, parents. >> you get to referee? >> i mean, yeah. my daughter and everybody. we chill. >> she's learning the piano? >> she is making beats now too. 10 years old. >> we have a picture of her. that's the picture of her at the piano. >> yeah. she's making beats. she turned 10 years old which is -- i got her a little -- because all they do is "fortnite." and i was, like, enough of that.
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i want you to do something positive so i got her a laptop beat machine and she fell asleep with it in her arms making beats in the car. i said, go on and get that check, man. dad don't have to keep working all the time. >> you are working. let's talk "robin hood." >> okay. >> you play john, enemy of robin who becomes his trainer. do you want to see a little bit of that? >> yeah. [ applause ] >> getting richer and the men ofpower taking more power from the blood of innocence. yours, mine and my son's, and i want to stop it. but i cannot do it alone. >> we're just two men. what can we do? >> you're only powerless if you believe you're powerless. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> that's really good. >> that kind of got me. i was in the movie and i was like, i said that? i'm going to say that today, you're only powerless if the power goes out. >> you said this was your most challenging role yet. what did you mean by that? >> every role has its difficulties and when you set a precedence of what you want to be and how you want to perform, i've always said i wanted to have all my characters hanging on a clothes line and you can look back on them. this was challenging in that we were taking an old story -- i didn't know there were a lot of "robin hood"s, but maybe i was in the hood somewhere. it was called "hood" at first, and leonardo dicaprio produced it, and we're doing a whole different take on it and sometimes that's a little daunting because people are expecting, you know, the old english, the tights. you know what i'm saying?
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my homies are like, man, you wearing tights? no, i ain't got no tights. we wanted a different take so with that, that's the challenge because all eyes are on you, but i think they did a great job with it, and it's a great thanksgiving family film. it has a little undercurrent to it. it touches on some real things, you know, just enough, and highly entertaining. >> i can't wait to see it. >> i think we've got an audience question? is that what i hear? >> i have a question real quick. [ cheers and applause ] i have a question. >> i just so happened to be here the same time you were here, so i just got a question, man. >> what's your question? >> there is this picture floating around on the internet and i was just confused. you took my look. what happened? what happened?
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buns took my look? >> "booty call" came before wakanda, brother. >> that's all i wanted to know, man. continue, man. [ applause ] >> this young fellow right here, we just did a movie together called "just mercy." please. it is one of the most meaningful films you will ever see in a long time about a man who was wrongly accused of a crime, of a murder, and he is put on death row in alabama for six years without a trial, and so we brought these characters to life. when i tell you he plays brian stevenson the young lawyer and i play walter mcmillan, the person who was wrongly accused, and i can tell you i can do six
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horrible movies now because of this experience we had with this. i'm feeding off of this. he turns an incredible corner. obviously, ladies, he is an incredible -- you know what i mean? but his artistic muscle will be flexed completely. >> that's what we love about you, you have so many levels. you have so many levels. we appreciate that. >> thank you so much. >> "robin hood" in theaters this weekend. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] we are bac maybe you're with the family you got. (all) ooh! or maybe the one you've chosen. it's culture salad. our holidays don't all look the same. am i saying it well, l'chaim? l'chaim? and maybe that's what makes us great. make the dream yours. ikea.
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[ cheers and applause ] we are back with michael b. jordan. just this morning, he was named one of "gq's" men of the year. >> oh, man. that's nice. >> taking hollywood by storm from "black panther" to his new movie "creed 2." we saw -- or heard what jamie was saying about the movie. >> yeah. >> there is also something about it too, and explain to people about this new policy in working and making sure that all people have an opportunity to work on films, this inclusion. >> the inclusion, and i have been fortunate enough to work with, you know, warner bros. and warner bros. media and help collaborate on the inclusion policy for their company and for
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me that's a huge win because what it does, it sets the precedence across the board, and makes it easier. it's a step, and we have a lot of steps to go, but it's the first step and i think that's important. >> that's wonderful when you were producing and you wanted to make sure that was happening. something in common with jamie. your family all lives together too just like his family. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. that's what it's all about though. as a kid growing up, you dreamed about buying your mom a house. coming from the inner city, that dream of one day i'm going to be able to take care of mom so she doesn't have to worry about anything anymore. i took a page out of jamie's book because the family is there. when you are tired on the road and you're able to go home and just, you know, give your mom a hug and get home-cooked meals, it's cool. >> i hope your mom is doing good. >> mom's doing good. shoutout, mama. >> you want to see a bit of "creed 2"? [ applause ] >> it's more than just boxing.
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that love story really comes out too. let's see it. >> i don't know how to explain it, but the feeling i get when you're by my side is a feeling i can't live without. i guess what i'm trying to say is, will you marry me? >> still hungry, babe. i don't know why. [ applause ] >> she couldn't hear you. >> yeah. yep. yep. >> it is not easy to keep something fresh like this. this is a franchise that has been around for awhile, and you have done a remarkable job of making it yours. >> thank you. um, yeah. we wanted to build on the characters and the relationships and the story that we created in the first movie. steven capele took over the helm on this one which was awesome, to be able to do things fresh and things that you haven't seen
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in other boxing films before. we really tried to keep things honest and organic and exciting at the same time. >> you had to really work out for this one. >> i did. i did. i put on about 20 pounds. i put on 20 pounds for this one. >> you did? >> yeah. my opponent in this one is huge. he is about 6'5", you know, 250 pounds so i just wanted to look close. i just wanted to look close. >> this was your first sequel. are we going to see one for wakanda forever? "black panther"? >> we're definitely doing "black panther 2." that's happening. >> we're not sure if your character -- >> i'm not sure either. >> well, you know, you're going to win an oscar for that, so they're going to have to bring it back. [ applause ] one last thing. this man lives with his family and he is just this really great guy, and tell them what your little hobby is. >> you're calling me out like that? >> i'm calling you out. tell them what it is. >> i like ironing. it's a weird thing. i know.
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i know. i know. >> do you know who you are? >> no. my mom -- i used to go to a private school for a bit of time and i used to have to iron my uniforms. i learned to love it i guess. >> uh-huh. [ applause ] there's nothing you can't do. like i told to the audience here when we came up to do the face, and i'm going to say it and jamie said it as well, phenomenally talented, so many levels to you. so many things you're going to do and are doing and we just appreciate you so much. michael b. jordan. >> i love you guys. thank you. >> "creed 2 " -- you know how i was auditioning for "creed 3." "creed 2" in theaters on thanksgiving. let's go back down to ginger in paris. i like that. predicting oscars, robin. here in paris it has been raining for 24 hours, but now it's a magical epiphany and we're celebrating
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this whole trip -- this whole trip around the world is not just for fun for patrice and for myself of course, but we want this mission to be had. that is putting on mickey ears, using #shareyourears when you take a picture, and disney will donate up to $2 million to make-a-wish for those photos. we have come a long way from missouri. you know we've come a long way from there. >> reporter: after a ten-hour flight from disneyland in california, patrice and i landing at disneyland paris. look. he is right there. >> so cute.
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i'm so excited. >> even in paris, looking dapper. >> i love it. >> hi, mickey. >> oh, boy. you made it. >> we did, and we have so much to see. >> i'm so excited. >> tears are near. >> yes. >> the music, the tree. >> our umbrellas. >> our umbrellas are perfect. even in the rain. paris in the rain? >> still beautiful. >> reporter: disney's only resort in all of europe is just 35 minutes away from the eiffel tower which we saw too it has two disney parks, 59 attractions. >> that castle? >> it is everything. >> it makes me want to do, like -- >> right? a twirl. >> and now a little something special or as the french say, je ne sais quoi. this is the "sleeping beauty" castle, her story told in the most beautiful handmade stained glass. >> good morning, aurora. ratatouille. >> it's a ride here. your favorite movie is a ride,
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only in paris. >> reporter: the ride where families shrink down to mouse size. >> they also have this. >> hyperspace mountain? >> yeah. hyper, flipping upside down three times and the fastest space mountain. >> oh my goodness. >> she loves roller coasters. [ screaming ] >> reporter: and the colorful new cupcake girls hidden throughout the park. >> bonjour! >> reporter: sprinkling some special sweetness in disneyland paris in honor of mickey's big birthday. >> what's your name? >> my name is caramel. >> and we had cotton candy with candy herself in candyland. then with peach in frontierland, and finally found a swashbuckling velvet in adventureland. there is only one thing left to do, and you know what that is. we have had such a sweet time. we wanted to share that with
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>> what difference will it make to have so many women? >> i think women bring their experience to the table. we're women who are mothers, we are daughters, we are sisters and we know what's happening to our communities. the reason why this election was about health care as a right and not a privilege is because we know what it feels like if your son or daughter is sick or your mother is sick and can't get the medicine they need. people in america look to women for that compass, that moral compass about what's right and what needs to be done, and studies even show that when women go to congress they get more things done. more bipartisan effort and bills passed. >> we'll see what happens. let's talk about the book. i heard you had a great audience of one at home. >> my son, henry.
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he loved this illustrator, and it was our favorite book and it was "looking for lincoln," and he wanted a book like that book and i was lucky enough to ask her and get her and these pictures are so stunning. henry also noticed when they were doing early drafts, all the women seemed older and they were grandmas. he said, what were they doing when they were young? i realized that every one of these women, they did their bravest thing when they were young. harriet tubman escaping slavery and going back and back into danger to save people. alice paul was in her 20s and had the largest parade ever in washington, d.c. for women's rights to vote in 1913. she created that, it was her vision, and it seemed like the women's march right after president trump was inaugurated. >> so many great stories. you've got to get this book. i wish we had more time for questions but wee out of time. thanks for coming in. "bold and brave" is out tomorrow. everyone in our audience, going home with a copy. you know when you're at ross and you realize it's time your sister stopped borrowing your sweaters? yes! that's yes for less. stop stealing mine... never. the perfect sweater makes the perfect holiday gift. and it feels even better when you find it for less - at ross. yes for less.
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. good morning. i'm matt keller from abc 7 mornings. here's mike nicco with your forecast. >> hi, everybody. unfrn unfortunately, i have some bad news. look at the air quality. it's unhealthy just about everywhere except the santa clara valley. it's still poor. look at this, from our walnut creek camera. visibility down to less than a mile because of the smoke. it's going to be around all day today. so wear that mask if you have one. temperatures are still going to be mild, in the 70s through saturday. >> all right. good morning, mike. i can see a lot of smoke out there on our traffic cameras too. actually, good news here at the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights are back off. traffic is light right now, a lot of folks off work and school today. a quick check of drive times in
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the green all the way around. >> thanks, alexis. time for "live with kelly and ryan." we'll be back at 11:00 for the midday news. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the film "creed ii"" michael b. jordan. and star of "the christmas chronicles," kurt russell. plus, joaquin consuelos is here to help kick off our "thanksgiving feast family edition" ." also, we will reveal the winner of "live"'s slogan search. all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪


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